Airport board exploring new opportunities

first_imgShannon Group Focused on Recovery and Rebuilding A PILOT training school and a museum are among the projects being considered by the Shannon Airport Authority as it steps up its commercial brief to improve the airport’s earning potential.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up And the changeover to a more customer-friendly environment began last week with the airport authority offering one of the lowest long-term parking rates in the country.Shannon chief executive Neil Pakey was briefing members of Limerick city council’s transport committee when he said that the airport is looking at a broad spectrum of initiatives including pilot training and having the airport look at adopting an educational role.The board is also planning to establish a ‘Friends of Shannon Airport’ support organization, based on the success of a similar group in Liverpool.“Their enthusiasm and support for the airport was enormous. They organised school groups to see how the airport worked; they helped out with large groups of wheelchair users and helped publicise the airport. They were absolutely fantastic and they are coming over to brief the Shannon airport board before we invite people to join our own group”, he said.Commenting on the airport’s ‘Park4Less’ option, Mr Pakey said the rate had been reduced to €24.99 for a week when booked on-line.“That’s the cheapest parking of any airport in in Ireland. People can choose to pay less and park a short distance from the front door or they can pay a little more and be right beside the door”, he explained. Aer Lingus needs to clarify Shannon plans – Crowe Urgent action needed to ensure Regional Air Connectivity Facebook Twitter Email Advertisement Sad day for Limerick and Mid-West following Aer Lingus announcement – Mayor Michael Collins Previous articleInsulin pumps to end Limerick children’s painNext articleAirport workers take legal advice Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. center_img WhatsApp NewsBreaking newsBusinessAirport board exploring new opportunitiesBy Bernie English – March 13, 2014 476 Shannon Airport “has been abandoned” Linkedin Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSfeaturedShannon airport One of the world’s most unusual aircraft arrives at Shannon Airport last_img read more

New sponsor Motorsports Warehouse has prime location for Super Nationals customers

first_imgBOONE, Iowa – Recipients of contingency awards from the newest IMCA marketing partner won’t have to walk very far to redeem them.Motorsports Warehouse Distributors is currently relocating from Ames to the former JR Motorsports building just off Highway 30 and adjacent to the Boone Speedway grounds.Manufacturers’ Row at the upcoming IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s will literally be in the company’s parking lot.“IMCA has a very large customer base. It makes sense to cater to that market in our backyard,” said Brent Antill of Motorsports Warehouse. “We have a lot to offer IMCA drivers.”Motorsports Warehouse will award $50 gift certificates to all last-chance qualifiers at Super Nationals. Those certificates will be good toward purchases from a complete line of racing products and safety equipment.Gift certificates with the same value will be awarded to a top five driver at each event in the Deery Brothers Summer Series and the Hawkeye Dirt Tour beginning next season.Antill’s grandfather started Hap’s Auto Supply in the mid-1960’s and built engines for drivers who competed across the Midwest. The business later became Hap’s Racing, operated by his father, in Ames. Hap’s serviced Boone Speedway with a parts trailer in the 1980’s and 1990’s.“Hap’s was a long-time supporter of IMCA and I’m proud to continue that family tradition into the future with Motorsports Warehouse,” said Antill, IMCA’s national Sprint Car rookie of the year in 1990, a long-time veteran of the winged division and recent inductee into the Knoxville Raceway Hall of Fame.He worked at Hap’s Racing and JR Motorsports, and built engines at his own shop before opening Motorsports Warehouse in 2014. The company offers a wide variety of products for the winged class as well.More information about products available from Motorsports Warehouse is available by calling 855 599-7223.“We’re really excited about being part of IMCA,” Antill said. “This sponsorship program will be a good deal for everyone involved.”“With the recent leasing of the building on the grounds of Boone Speedway, it was natural to develop a partnership with Motorsports Warehouse that involved them supporting not only the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s, but IMCA series events on a regional level,” noted Kevin Yoder, marketing director for the sanctioning body. “We’ve appreciated their desire to work with us as we make plans for America’s Racin’ Vacation and look forward to building a relationship that lasts well into the future.”last_img read more

Treanor’s 7-point performance leads Syracuse to win over Georgetown, Big East tournament championship

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 4, 2013 at 11:50 pm No. 5 Syracuse (16-3) defeated No. 6 Georgetown (13-5) 14-7 in the championship game of the Big East women’s lacrosse tournament on Saturday at Multi-Sport Field in Washington, D.C. Kayla Treanor led the Orange with seven points on six goals and one assist and Kailah Kempney added three goals.The Orange earned its third Big East tournament title in program history.Georgetown, though, took an early lead. The Hoyas scored the only two goals of the game’s opening 12 minutes. Attack Dina Jackson scored just 69 seconds into the game to get the Hoyas on the board. Midfielder Hannah Franklin scored at the 21:39 mark to make it 2-0.Syracuse responded four minutes later with two goals in a 49 second span. Devon Collins and Kailah Kempney scored at 17:27 and 16:38, respectively, to even the score at two.Georgetown’s Ashley Hunter scored at 13:25 give the Hoyas a 3-2 advantage.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU then scored the final four goals of the first half. Kelly Cross scored for the Orange at 11:41 to tie the score at three. Alyssa Murray then scored at 4:07 to regain the lead for the Orange at 4-3.Attack Kayla Treanor, who set the SU record for most points by a freshman in SU history, scored twice in a minute to give Syracuse a 6-3 lead.Goalkeeper Kelsey Richardson had three saves in the first half. Alyssa Costantino came in to replace her in the second half.Treanor completed her hat trick to open the second half, scoring on a free-position shot to make the score 7-3.Georgetown scored its first goal in 20:25 on a Franklin free-position shot, cutting SU’s lead to 7-4SU responded yet again, continuing what was a 9-1 scoring streak over 23 minutes. Katie Webster and Kempney scored two quick goals forty seconds apart to extend the Orange lead to 9-4. Treanor intercepted a pass on a Hoya clearing attempt and scored on an empty net to make it 10-4 with 19:29 to go.Murray then scored for SU to extend the lead to 11-4 at 18:29.Georgetown then made it 11-5 on a goal by Jackson.SU responded with a Kempney goal sandwiched between two Treanor goals. It brought SU’s lead from 11-5 to 14-5.Hoyas attack Meghan Farrell closed off the game with two straight goals with 6:33 and 1:30 left in the game.The Orange defeated the Hoyas 13-7 in the last game of the regular season and added to that today, defeating them 14-7 in the Big East championship game. Costantino made four saves in the second half.SU now awaits its draw for the NCAA tournament. The Final Four will be held May 24 and 26 in Philadelphia, Pa.– Compiled by Josh Hyber, staff writer, [email protected] Commentslast_img read more