Dramatic rescue for St Enda’s SC

first_imgNewsLocal NewsDramatic rescue for St Enda’s SCBy admin – January 13, 2011 593 At a meeting of Limerick City Council on Monday, it was revealed the facility had failed to meet the requirements of a Health and Safety Report.Tony O’Gorman, chairman of St Enda’s Sports Complex and St Enda’s School, reported that under legislation, they had no option but to close as they were unable to obtain funding for its refurbishment and therefore, could not insure the building.In a  dramatic twist, Mr O’Gorman has now confirmed to this newspaper that behind-the-scenes talks resulted in a change of fortune that will save the complex for the immediate future, at least.“There was a lot of upset among staff and our membership after our problem surfaced.  St Enda’s provides an excellent service to the people, both locally and from outside.“We have agreed a survival plan with the Department of Education to keep the complex open and as chair of the board, I am very confident for the future. Details of the plan will be revealed on Monday”.Councillors had already been alerted to what was described as an almost certain closure of the complex, by Cllr Ger Fahy.He revealed at a council meeting that the centre had been struggling to stay afloat.He had also expressed concerns about St Enda’s School, as with a vacant adjoining sports complex, there would be fears regarding anti-social behaviour arising in the area.City Council provides €65,000 annually towards St Enda’s Sports Complex. Cllr Joe Leddin told Monday’s meeting that without this financial support, St Enda’s would not be able to continue, and if closure was the only answer, it would have been a major loss to Limerick. Twitter Linkedin WhatsApp Facebook Threat of closure abatesIN a dramatic development this Wednesday, the Limerick Post was informed that St Enda’s Sports Complex, faced with the axe, is about to be saved.The strong and active membership from both city and county had voiced their shock that the future of the facility was under serious threat.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Advertisement Email Print Previous articleNew car sales motoring wellNext articleBroken Record? adminlast_img read more

San Jose Sharks’ win streak ends at three games

first_imgSAN JOSE — The Sharks came back to tie their game with the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night twice in the first three minutes of the third period.Getting a third tying goal against one of the NHL’s better teams right now was a bit too much to ask.After the two teams combined for three goals in the first 2:50 of the final period, Zemgus Girgensons’ goal with 7:45 left in regulation time helped give the Sabres a 4-3 victory, as they ended the Sharks’ three-game win streakTomas Hertl scored a …last_img read more

Trade agreement in place with Japan

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest U.S. agriculture celebrated a U.S. trade agreement with Japan that, once implemented, will place it back on a level playing field with international competitors in one of its most important export markets. The agreement was announced at the G7 summit in France during a press conference with U.S. President Donald Trump, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.“We thank the Trump administration for negotiating a trade agreement with Japan, a market that represented 25 percent of total U.S. pork exports last year,” said David Herring, a pork producer from Lillington, N.C. and president of the National Pork Producers Council. “We look forward to rapid implementation of the agreement as international competitors are currently taking U.S. pork market share through more favorable access.”Dr. Dermot Hayes, an economist at Iowa State University, estimates exports to Japan will grow from $1.6 billion in 2018 to more than $2.2 billion over the next 15 years as a result of the United States pork industry getting market access in Japan as favorable as its competitors.U.S. pork is highly dependent on exports, shipping more than 25 percent of total production to foreign markets. Other NPPC trade priorities include ratification of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) agreement, which preserves zero-tariff pork trade in North America, and resolving trade disputes with China that will enable U.S. pork producers to capitalize on an unprecedented sales opportunity with the world’s largest pork-consuming nation.“The United States produces the safest, highest-quality and most affordable pork in the world,” Herring said. “It is the preference of many Japanese customers and we look forward to competing on a level playing field again.”last_img read more

Totally Virtual: How ReadWriteWeb Operates

first_imgRelated Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Tags:#conferences#Events Guide#Features#web#Web Office Recently I was the keynote speaker at the Unlimited Potential W2W (Wellington to the World) event in Wellington, New Zealand. The topic of my presentation was running a virtual company. In the presentation, written by our Marketing Manager Elyssa Pallai, I spoke about the unique nature of ReadWriteWeb’s virtual business model and culture. Watch the video of my entire presentation below, for details of how our company is run and the Internet tools we use.As I explain in the video, ReadWriteWeb is a totally virtual organization. We have no head office, or any office for that matter. Our team works from home or on the road, around the globe, in multiple time-zones, 24/7. Being totally virtual is about a cultural change — a mind shift. Presentation, video-taped by Spring TV and available on Viddler:Slides, via Slideshare: richard macmanuslast_img read more

FIFA Adds Video Review to Soccer Laws Ahead of WCup

first_imgZURICH (AP) — FIFA’s rule-making panel approved adding video review to the laws of soccer on Saturday, clearing the way for its use at the World Cup in June.The panel, known as IFAB, voted unanimously to begin updating the game’s written rules to include video assistant referees (VAR).The decision “represents a new era for football with video assistance for referees helping to increase integrity and fairness in the game,” the panel said in a statement.FIFA must take a further decision on using VAR at the World Cup in Russia, which kicks off June 14.That will likely come on March 16 when the FIFA Council meets in Bogota, Colombia.FIFA President Gianni Infantino has long said World Cup referees must get high-tech help to review key decisions at the 64-game tournament.Video review can overturn “clear and obvious errors” and “serious missed incidents” by match officials involving goals, penalty awards, red cards, and mistaken identity.The decision Saturday is among the most fundamental changes to soccer since the laws were codified 155 years ago.The VAR system has often created confusion in the first full season of live trials. Top-tier competitions which opted to use it include Germany’s Bundesliga and Italy’s Serie A.Several games at the 2017 Confederations Cup, FIFA’s World Cup warm-up tournament in Russia, also left players, coaches and fans in the stadium unsure what match officials were doing. Communication was unclear during reviews lasting minutes instead of a handful of seconds, which was the target suggested in 2016 when the protocol for using VAR was shaped and trials began.UEFA has already ruled out using VAR in the Champions League next season, and the English Premier League is also waiting to see the system can prove itself essential.Still, the International Football Association Board’s approval was expected Saturday because FIFA controls four of the eight votes. The four British soccer associations, which created IFAB in 1886, have one vote each, and six are needed to approve an idea.FIFA’s historical reluctance to embrace technological help for referees changed at the 2010 World Cup, after an England goal was not given despite Frank Lampard’s shot clearly crossing the German goal-line. Germany went on to win the Round of 16 game 4-1.At the 2014 World Cup, FIFA deployed goal-line technology. Referees were alerted with a simple yes-no signal to their watches after multiple camera angles judged if the ball crossed the line. Goal-line systems are now used at UEFA’s European Championship and in the Premier League.The potential use of video review was first announced on the eve of the World Cup tournament in Brazil.FIFA’s then-president Sepp Blatter surprised IFAB officials in Sao Paulo by suggesting coaches could call on video replays to challenge some refereeing decisions.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more