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first_imgNewsCouncil buys landmark Limerick siteBy Editor – September 16, 2014 1192 The former Cleeve’s factory at Lansdowne that has been purchased by Limerick city and county council.THE €3.5 million purchase of the former Golden Vale site at Lansdowne on the city’s North Circular Road by Limerick city and county council has given a significant boost to the local authority’s 2030 urban renewal plan.Discussions are continuing with various local interests over the future development of the 6.35 acre site known to generations of Limerick people as the Cleeve’s Toffee factory.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Although not part of the development plan launched last year, the local authority have stated that they will give prime consideration to projects with a strong economic base that would form part of the 2030 strategy.The site was purchased from Golden Vale plc. and proposed developments include a multi-purpose conference centre and a diaspora centre. Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Previous articleNew support group for Limerick women experiencing separationNext articleDeputy State pathologist to examine remains in murder probe Editor RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Twitter Email Facebook First Irish death from Coronavirus center_img No vaccines in Limerick yet Advertisement WhatsApp TAGS2030 planCleeve’s toffeeconference centrediaspora centrefeaturedfull-imageGolden ValelimerickLimerick City and County Council Print Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHLlast_img read more

first_img Loading… “[Espinoza was] a proper young football player, very respectful and educated, with a great projection within Guayaquil City,” he told EFE. “I have known him since he was 12 when he arrived at the club. “As we learned, [attackers] confused him with someone else when he was at the door of his house today.” His coach Carlos Franco has revealed that the attacker confused his player for someone else.Advertisement Read Also: Messi pays tribute to healthcare workers in message of supportEspinoza was part of Guayaquil City’s reserves, while the first team currently sit fifth in the Ecuadorian league, four points behind leaders Tecnico Universitario.The young midfielder was training at home due to the coronavirus outbreak in the country, as the league has been suspended since March 15.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Guayaquil City player Edwin Espinoza, aged 20, was shot dead in front of his house in the Guayaquil neighbourhood Isla Trinitaria, in Ecuador. Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Most Overpowered Live Action Disney CharactersWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?What Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?The Best Cars Of All Time8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Amazing Facts About Ancient EgyptBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Themlast_img read more

first_imgWilliam Gay is a cornerback for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL.  His pro football career is quite a story in itself, but his off-field activities speak volumes for the character of this man.  Four years ago he volunteered to help a social agency in the city not knowing at the time just what he would be doing.  It turned out that it was for a domestic violence center for women.This is near and dear to Mr. Gay’s heart because his mother died of domestic violence when he was still a kid.  This meant he had to be raised by a relative rather than his mom or dad.  With the current clamor on pro athletes and their tendencies toward domestic violence, he has been doing a lot to help other athletes understand what is expected of them.For the center in Pittsburgh, he acts as their spokesman and gives frequent speeches to different groups around the area.  He also sponsors a holiday dinner for the ladies at the center and their children.  Keep up the good work, William Gay.last_img read more

first_imgDepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lack of prep time, Clarkson absence don’t concern Guiao ahead of Kazakhstan duel LATEST STORIES View comments On Twitter, Sheryl Reyes, Brownlee’s agent, posted Romero’s house bill that will act in “granting Philippine citizenship to Mr. Justin Donta Brownlee.”Justin’s dream of being a Philippine citizen is now being processed to be a reality thank you 🙏 #Brownlee pic.twitter.com/fgEZx5iRNKFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’— Sheryl Sanchez Reyes (@FemaleAgentSR) August 15, 20181-Pacman representative Enrico Pineda, Masbate 3rd District representative Scott Davies Lanete, MD, and Bohol 2nd District Representative Erico Aristotle Aumentado are the other three signatories of Romero’s bill. MOST READ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Barangay Ginebra forward Justin Brownlee gestures during the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals against San Miguel Beer. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJustin Brownlee once said he wants to be a naturalized Filipino, and a few days after he made that wish public he’s one step closer to becoming one.Mikee Romero, the 1-Pacman party-list representative and NorthPort governor in the PBA, filed House Bill No. 8106 to endorse Brownlee’s naturalization to the lower house of the Philippine legislation.ADVERTISEMENT Brownlee said during Ginebra’s victory party after their 4-2 Commissioner’s Cup Finals series win over San Miguel that he wants to become a Filipino citizen and even San Miguel Corporation president Ramon Ang was willing to sponsor the process.READ: Brownlee wants to stay in Philippines for good“At present, he [Brownlee] continues with his efficient sportive activities and is socially active through community service,” as stated in the bill. “Justin Donta Brownlee is dependable when it comes to helping Filipinos—a true mark of a Filipino spirit and character.”Brownlee has won three PBA championships with Ginebra since making his Philippine debut in 2016.“His allegiance in this country is indubitable, his skills and competency in the field of basketball shall truly complement the entire nation,” said the bill. “Thus let Congress give him the privilege of becoming a Filipino citizen.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

first_imgMotorists face a hike of at least 2 cents in the price of a litre of diesel every year until 2021 under plans to equalise excise duty paid on petrol and diesel.Minister for Transport Shane Ross wants an to increase excise paid on diesel, the rate for diesel currently is 11c lower than petrol. The change is set to yield the State €328m.The changes would likely take place over five years and add just over 2c per year to each litre.Ross wants the Government to introduce the measures in the upcoming Budget.According to new figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) in August, 70% of the 119,952 new cars taxed between January and July had diesel engines. Diesel prices to equalise petrol excise duty over next 5 years was last modified: September 9th, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:dieselexcise dutyprice hikelast_img read more

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the video or gallery on your mobile device. Join us Sunday at 12:30 p.m. for all the live scoring, news and analysis from Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals as the Warriors and Rockets collide for what should be another epic series.Golden State struggled before disposing of the Clippers in six games in the first round while the Rockets’ path to the second round was somewhat easier as they toppled the Jazz in five games. The rematch of …last_img read more

first_imgMore than a quarter of the neighbouring country of Swaziland’s population relies on food aid.(Image: IRIN)South Africa will launch its own development aid agency in 2011 in a move likely to boost the country’s status as an emerging economic power and champion of the African continent. The South African Development Partnership Agency is expected to become operational before mid-2011 and will work with other donor agencies to coordinate development programmes, mainly on the continent.Although the government is hoping for contributions from the private sector, most of the funding will come from public money, said Dr Ayanda Ntsaluba, director-general of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation.“South Africa is in a unique position – we’re recipients of development assistance, and we’re anxious that that status be preserved. At the same time … we’re in the African continent and in that context we occupy a relatively privileged position,” he told Irin.Post-conflict reconstructionSince 2001 the South African government has channelled its aid contributions through the African Renaissance Fund (ARF), which is administered by the department. Much of the assistance provided by the ARF has focused on conflict resolution and peacekeeping in various countries including Mali, Zimbabwe, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo.“What became clear as we moved on is that we need to look beyond conflict resolution into largely post-conflict reconstruction, and that begins to involve many other departments and arms of state,” Ntsaluba said.Although the mandate for the new agency was still in draft form, he said South Africa would continue providing assistance to countries recovering from conflict.The Democratic Alliance, South Africa’s opposition party, has criticised the ARF for supporting “rogue” states and failing to monitor how its funding was being spent.Ntsaluba responded that countries emerging from conflict often required the most assistance. “There will still be residual elements in those countries that triggered the conflict in the first place, but if we waited until it was all perfect then we’d be of no use to those countries.”He conceded that the tracking of ARF funds had not been optimal, partly because the responsibility for administering projects had been spread across several departments. The new agency would be set up as a separate institution, with the administrative capacity to track and oversee all the programmes it funded.Not just altruismIvor Jenkins, co-director of the non-profit South African-based Institute for Democracy in Africa, said his organisation had been lobbying for the creation of an aid agency, so as to provide a more appropriate framework for South Africa’s current ad hoc interventions on the continent.“We think it is long needed and required for South Africa because we are the biggest economic bloc on the continent and we have started to do quite a bit of aid support to different countries,” he said.Jenkins added that it was important for South Africa to start to have a sense of responsibility, and to give as well as receive. Besides its humanitarian agenda, the agency would likely also serve as an expression of South Africa’s foreign policy agenda.Ntsaluba confirmed that the decision to set up an aid agency was “not only a reflection of altruistic motives, but of how to advance South Africa’s own interests”.South Africa was recently invited to join the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) group of major emerging markets. Jonathan Glennie, a research fellow of the Centre for Aid and Public Expenditure at the UK-based Overseas Development Institute, commented that other developing countries, such as India, China and Brazil, seeking to raise their international profile and strengthen political and trade ties, had also set up aid agencies in recent years.“Aid is not just about reducing poverty, it’s a very strategic investment,” he said. “To become a big player, you need your own aid programme.”Ntsaluba said the government had consulted a number of Western development agencies on the best approach to managing aid programmes.Glennie noted that the South African government could pre-empt concerns about corruption and mismanagement of funding on the African continent by creating “the most transparent aid agency in history”last_img read more

first_imgThe Smooth GradientOne of the safest background techniques that works in almost every situation is the gradient. A radial gradient provides a clean background and has the ability to work the brand’s color palette into any video. Looking for more After Effects tutorials and assets? Check these out.Our Favorite After Effects Tutorials of 2018 (So Far)Video Tutorial: How to Stitch 360 Footage in After EffectsFree AE Templates and Assets to Celebrate 25 Years of After EffectsVideo Tutorial: How to Loop an Animation in Adobe After EffectsAnimate A ‘Top 10 Countdown’ Screen With After Effects ParticlesParticles can be a great way to add movement and small details to your composition. CC Particle World will allow you to have a constant flow of customized moving particles. You can also upload your own vector graphics as particles. Repeated Shape LayersWant to add some designs to your background? Grab a shape from the tools menu and use a repeater to run it across the entirety of your composition. Repeated shapes offer a quick way to add detail to your background. TexturesMotion graphics artists may be accustomed to using .PNG images just as their background. However, with the techniques above, you can use a texture to composite over your pre-made background. This will tie all of the elements together nicely.center_img Custom Repeated Shape LayersUse the pen tool to add a custom shape that looks amazing and follows the style of your brand. You can even grab the outline of a vector file in Illustrator, paste it into a shape layer within After Effects, and then add a repeater. Bonus: Lens FlaresHaving a pre-made lens flare pack can help you dramatically. Lens flare help create depth and add contrast to the overall composition. Be sure to check out Radium from Rocketstock.com for 120 amazing lens flares elements.100 Loopable BackgroundsIf you are looking for amazing, ready-to-go background assets, check out Canvas on Rocketstock.com. Try these five simple Adobe After Effects techniques to create backgrounds for all your upcoming motion graphics projects.Deciding on backgrounds for motion graphics can take a bit of time, but they don’t have to take forever to create. There are many ways to go about designing your background while keeping it consistent with your main project. This After Effects tutorial covers five different ways to go about creating your background.last_img read more

first_imgRead Next Calvin Abueva. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJust a week removed from the national team pool, Calvin Abueva made a shock appearance in Gilas Pilipinas’ fourth Monday evening practice at Meralco Gym.Alaska’s energizer bunny showed up for the first time to join the squad, but it’s unclear if he has already hashed things out with Reyes.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena stingcenter_img NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Also making his first appearance is “23-for-23” cadet and Ateneo Blue Eaglet Kai Sotto.Present from the cadet pool were Thirdy Ravena, Isaac Go, Matt Nieto, CJ Perez, Robert Bolick, Javee Mocon, Paul Desiderio, Juan Gomez de Liaño, J-Jay Alejandro, Abu Tratter, Jeo Ambohot, Arvin Tolentino, Kenneth Tuffin, and Will Gozum.Joshua Sinclair, who is recovering from an ACL injury, and Ricci Rivero also watched the practice at the sidelines.Nigerians Ola Adeogun and Eugene Toba of San Beda and Chibueze Ikeh of Ateneo also helped in the preparations.The Philippines will take on Australia at Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne on February 22, before flying back home to battle Japan at Mall of Asia Arena on February 25.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Publico nails winner as Wangs-Letran shocks Che’Lu-San Sebastian LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Last week, Reyes announced that he decided to cut Abueva along with Raymond Almazan for the second window of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers for missing the first three practices.Unlike Abueva, Almazan did not show up as he was the lone absentee from the current pool.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJayson Castro bannered the 34 men who participated in the session, together with current pool members Gabe Norwood, Troy Rosario, Allein Maliksi, Kevin Alas, Roger Pogoy, Jio Jalalon, Mac Belo, Matthew Wright, Carl Bryan Cruz, and Kiefer Ravena.June Mar Fajardo and Japeth Aguilar, who both had games on Sunday, sat out the session. View commentslast_img read more

first_imgNanjing, Aug 6 (AFP) Pom-pom girls strut their stuff, pop music reverberates around the arena and a “kiss cam” trains its sights on the next unsuspecting couple.Sounds like a basketball or baseball match? Think again: this is badminton, and probably not as many imagined it. It is all part of an attempt by the sport’s governing body to attract and keep new fans, the younger the better. “Increasingly we see ourselves as part of the entertainment business and not only the sports-entertainment business,” Thomas Lund, secretary general of the Badminton World Federation (BWF), told AFP. “That’s a conscious choice… We are competing for people’s time and attention — on television, on social media, online,” the Dane said on the sidelines of the World Championships in Nanjing, China. “We want to engage them in badminton and make them think badminton.” For spectators, that means more than just loud music and the fancy spotlights that rake over the audience between matches. It is also the thudding “heartbeat” sound that plays to the crowd during a video decision review, ratcheting up the tension, and players walking onto court like rock stars. “The big thing for us at the moment is to ensure that it is not really about the court or the surroundings, it is really about the players,” said Lund, a former Olympian in the sport. “It is about… how you present the players, these players that people think of as stars, present them as stars. “It’s a theatre thing.” The notorious “kiss cam”, when couples in the crowd are flashed up on the big screen and encouraged to smooch, was in full effect in Nanjing, where Japan’s Kento Momota was crowned men’s champion and Spain’s Carolina Marin won the women’s title.advertisement- More money -============== Badminton — popular in Asia and bits of Europe but a niche sport in many countries — is “growing as a sport on many different levels”, according to Lund.The BWF has attracted new sponsors, notably global banking heavyweight HSBC, and there is more prize money for players, he said. For the first time, there is a handful of semi-professional referees and later umpires too. Getting children interested, whether as spectators or players, is a key plank of the Kuala Lumpur-based BWF’s drive to make badminton more popular and find the stars of the future. “It’s about getting a racquet into their hand and keeping it in there,” said Lund. To that end, the BWF has a schools programme in 132 countries.Nobody is pretending that badminton will rival football for global popularity, but the BWF believes there is plenty of room to grow.- More competition -==================== At the London 2012 Olympics, China cleaned up, winning all five titles.But those days of Chinese domination have gone, even if the hosts did win the mixed and men’s doubles titles when the World Championships wrapped up on Sunday.Japan took gold in the women’s doubles to go with Momota’s singles title. China’s somewhat waning powers can only be good for badminton’s popularity — who wants to see the same country win everything? “But the good thing is that it is not because China have become worse, it’s that the others have got better, we have seen a rise in standard,” said Lund. “Japan are fantastic, India are fantastic, Thailand, Chinese Taipei (Taiwan), the Spain story with Carolina (Marin), Denmark still hanging on, which is good for the sport. “It has become more diverse.” (AFP) ATKATKlast_img read more