News briefs from Tuesday September 7

first_imgLinkedin Print Advertisement Facebook Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img A NATIONAL strike in France has forced both Ryanair and Aer Lingus to cancel flights to and from the European country this Tuesday causing travel disruption to many. Reports are that up to two million people are taking part in the action of pension reforms and a crackdown on illegal immigrants. Ryanair said many flights will not run as scheduled with cancellations and delays. Aer Lingus have cancelled some flights but all passengers are advised to travel to the airports as normal. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up —–POOR design and lenghty delays have been highlighted as the causes for the underspend of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund according to a reporting investigation carried out by the Financial Times. The fund  includes some €17 million euro that was set aside to help workers who lost their jobs when Dell closed the factory in Raheen, Limerick. The entire fund has some €2 billion euro at its disposal yet only €140million has been spent to date.—–AN Umbrella Group to represent the St. Mary’s Community is to be launched on September 7 by one of its most famous sons, former rugby international, Anthony Foley. After facilitation provided by the PAUL Partnership, representatives from many different groups got together to form the initial Umbrella Group, covering an area comprising King’s Island, the oldest community in Limerick, as well as a portion of Corbally. These initial members have worked to establish a constitution and a framework which aspires to attract a broad and diverse range of community based voluntary interest groups in the Parish – Residents Groups, Sports Clubs, Environmental Groups, Senior Citizens, etc. – to come together to achieve its objective of becoming the unified voice of St. Mary’s Community. All community groups operating in the area are expected to participate. The unofficial motto is One Voice – One Community, reflecting its role as a forum to express itself on all issues affecting it and bring these concerns to the powers that be – Government, City Council, Regeneration, Gardai, HSE, etc. Music will be provided at the launch at the Absolute Hotel by St. Mary’s Prize Fife and Drum Band – whose 125th anniversary is to be marked at the ceremony by a special presentation- and by St. Mary’s Parents Folk Choir. NewsLocal NewsNews briefs from Tuesday September 7By admin – September 7, 2010 521 Email Previous article‘Give us a lifeline’- asylum seekersNext articleIRFU amend Autumn international ticket package prices adminlast_img read more

Dried fruit pricing

first_imgRaisins: The Turkish crop has been down-sized consistently from the more optimistic views in June/July. Reports are that, of the total vine fruit crop in the country, raisins make up only 10-15,000mts. With no export programme likely from California, export prices are likely to match the high domestic levels.Sultanas: The crop size in Turkey is reportedly down from 248,000mts to 210-220,000mts. In the short term, prices are likely to increase.Currants: Greece reports no supply issues this season. Although high pricing on sultanas and raisins provided an opportunity to relaunch new-season currants at a discount, in order to gain favour from bakers and manufacturers, Greece is unwilling to play that particular game and, in fact, prices are higher.Apricots: Turkey is capable of producing 150,000mts, but the crop this year will struggle to meet even 75,000mts. Prices are unlikely to drop unless there is an unforeseen fall in global demand.Coconut: There are some uncharacteristic shortages on specific grades. We would recommend customers look to cover their requirements until at least January 2011, if stocks are available.l Based on information provided by RM Curtislast_img read more

NFL Hall of Fame coach Bill Cowher has memoir out in June

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — Hall of Fame coach and NFL analyst Bill Cowher has a book coming out in June that his publisher is calling “more than just a football story.” The former Pittsburgh Steelers coach, who led his team to a Super Bowl title at the end of the 2005 season, has a deal with Atria Books for the memoir “Heart and Steel.” Cowher, inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame, will look back not just on his career, but on his private struggles. In 2010, he lost his wife and father within three months of each other.last_img read more

This prestige West End home is twice the size of its allotment

first_imgThis West End property with a six-car garage is twice the size of the land it sits upon.INNER Brisbane land is in short supply, but if you need plenty of space and don’t own a mower, the solution might be 51 Orleigh Street, West End.This cracking three-level home provides 790sq m of floor area — more than twice the 387sq m allotment it sits upon.51 Orleigh Street, West End has a grand feel.The four-bedroom, three-bathroom residence is positioned opposite Orleigh Park providing south-facing river views across the green space.Not a painting but the actual view from the lounge.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor1 hour agoThe home features a spiral staircase, marble and granite benchtops, Miele appliances, ducted air conditioning, C-bus and security system with video and intercom.The bathroom looks like it’s been designed for a high-end hotel suite. Fancy a dip? The patio and pool should be well used in summer.The other big sell is car spaces — six to the ground floor garage meaning guests won’t struggle to find a spot for your next balcony barbecue.Want to see more dream homes? Here are a few we found earlier:Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:08Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:08 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Dream Home: Buderim02:08 Related videos 02:08Dream Home: Buderim00:32Mediterranean style mansion with wine cave02:10Dream Home: Manly01:31Lana’s Dream Home: favourite rooms01:19Dream Home: Buderim Qld01:36Dream Home: BrookfieldFollow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclair or Facebook on Kieran Clair — journoNot too tough working from home.last_img read more

Ghana loses Bellarabi to Germany, as Loew invites him for Euro matches

first_imgGerman born Ghanaian Karim Bellarabi has been invited by Brazil 2014 winning  German coach Joachim Loew for the upcoming European Championship qualifying matches against Poland and Ireland.The Bayer Leverkusen attacking midfielder was born in Berlin but was also eligible to play for Ghana and Morocco because his father is a Ghanaian and his mother a Moroccan.Efforts by the Ghana FA to lure the youngster proved futile over the years and if he gets to play any of the lineup matches he then cements his nationality as a German.Bellarabi is enjoying a breakthrough season and Loew says he is an “excellent option for our attack.”Defender Mats Hummels returns, along with 15 other players who won the World Cup title in Brazil.Bastian Schweinsteiger, Sami Khedira, Benedikt Hoewedes, Marco Reus and Mario Gomez are all out with injuries and Kevin Grosskreutz was dropped. Max Kruse of Borussia Moenchengladbach returns to join Bayern Munich’s Mario Goetze as one of the two strikers nominated.Germany plays in Warsaw on Oct. 11 and hosts Ireland three days later in Gelsenkirchen.Germany squad to face Poland on October 11 and Republic of Ireland on October 14:Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Roman Weidenfeller (Borussia Dortmund), Ron-Robert Zieler (Hannover)Defenders: Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich), Erik Durm (Borussia Dortmund), Matthias Ginter (Borussia Dortmund), Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund), Shkodran Mustafi (Valencia), Antonio Rudiger (Stuttgart), Sebastian Rudy (Hoffenheim) Midfielders: Karim Bellarabi (Bayer Leverkusen), Julian Draxler (Schalke), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Christoph Kramer (Borussia Monchengladbach), Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich), Mesut Ozil (Arsenal), Lukas Podolski (Arsenal), Andre Schurrle (Chelsea)Forwards: Mario Gotze (Bayern Munich), Max Kruse (Borussia Monchengladbach)last_img read more