Limerick food has a roadmap for success

first_imgProceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR No vaccines in Limerick yet Conn Murray, Minister Jan O’Sullivan, Deputy Mayor Cllr Gerald Mitchell and Eamon Ryan joined to launch the new Limerick Food Strategy 2016 – 2018Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A NEW blueprint outlining Limerick’s food strategy for the next three years was launched this Monday for the local food community to take forward as a roadmap to enhance “our food reputation and for Limerick to become a recognised food destination”.Food producers and suppliers gathered at the Strand Hotel to hear details of the ‘Limerick City and County Council Food Strategy for Limerick 2016-2018’, which is targeting 6 per cent additional growth for the local food tourism sector and 10 per cent additional sales growth for producers.Consultant James Burke, commissioned to carry out the study on behalf of Local Enterprise Office Limerick told the launch that the aim of the publication was to conduct and a review of the food industry in Limerick with a view to outlining a roadmap for the future. The process behind the creation of the strategy came about by “taking stock of the situation to hand, listening to the stakeholders in the region, interpret their views, concerns and visions and put them together in a strategy for the future”, Mr Burke explained. To that end, the Vision to enhance Limerick’s reputation for great food and to build on existing support structures designed to help maximise the economic prosperity for its food stakeholders, was born.Addressing the launch of the plan, Mr Burke said that it was up to the local community to take ownership of the new strategy and realise its full potential.“Something good and very big is happening in Limerick and now you have the framework to march forward with it, Mr Burke told industry representatives, food producers and councillors at the Limerick Strand Hotel.At a lunch celebrating the best of Limerick produce, Minister for Education and Skills, Deputy Jan O’Sullivan officially launched the food strategy by congratulating all involved and noting that some 86 new jobs would be created over the three year life time of the plan. “Food exports off this island are exceeding €10bn and this strategic plan, along with a number of other initiatives, will energize the community even further”, Minister O’Sullivan added. Noting the heritage and fame of some of Limerick’s finest produce such as Limerick ham, Minister O’Sullivan said that implementation of the plan could see Limerick become a fully recognised food destination.The three year plan is set to focus of both short and long term objectives including the formulation of a food community network, a full food calendar of events, improvement of business skill sets and educating the community as to Limerick’s food story and strategy.“The breadth and scale of activity ongoing in the local food sector will be complemented by the launch of the Limerick Food Strategy,” stated Minister O’Sullivan adding that “The Irish food landscape has changed dramatically over the last decade with significant growth recorded in new producers starting up with a general focus on locally sourced food on menus in restaurants and hotels. The food tourism sector has also grown considerably with many visitors to Ireland citing the food experience as one of the outstanding features of their time in Ireland.”Research conducted during the preparation of the Strategy indicated that Limerick had many strengths in its food sector including the improved diversity in Limerick’s food offering in recent years, a growing food producer base, new emerging food festivals and new enthusiasm from food stakeholders. The research also highlighted some weaknesses including a small number of speciality producers and the absence of “joined up thinking” with regard to developing the food sector.A full copy of the report may be downloaded from www.limerick.ie/council and the Local Enterprise Office Limerick website, www.localenterprise.ie/Limerick TAGSfeatured Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Linkedin Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Print Advertisementcenter_img First Irish death from Coronavirus Email Facebook Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Twitter Previous articleLimerick’s €500,000 lottery winner running out of timeNext articleThe art of writing for cinema Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsLimerick food has a roadmap for successBy Staff Reporter – February 8, 2016 892 WhatsApplast_img read more

IBM lays off 180 Vermont employees

first_imgThe IBM plant in Essex Junction, which was once the states largest private employer, is laying off 180 employees. 110 of the positions are being eliminated, along with 70 long-term supplemental positions. The state is activating their rapid response system to help the layed-off employees find new jobs. In a released statement Governor Douglas said, To those at IBM who have lost jobs, and other Vermonters who have experienced the same challenge, we will continue to help you with all the tools we have available. Layoffs punctuate the importance of doing all we can in Montpelier to make Vermont a welcoming and supportive place to do business. My administration respects the role that every employer plays in ensuring the economic security and prosperity of our families. IBM currently employs 5,500 in Vermont.last_img read more

Arsene Wenger reveals how close Arsenal came to having Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in the same team

first_img Wenger added: ‘We tried but we were not near to signing Messi. We tried to sign Pique, Fabregas and with Messi we had already tried. 1/1 About Connatix V67539 Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were both coveted by Arsene Wenger during his time at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsene Wenger insists he would have had no problem managing Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi had he signed both players for Arsenal.The legendary Frenchman confirmed he was close to signing the former Real Madrid superstar and attempted to prise Messi from Barcelona at the same time he brought Cesc Fabregas to north London.Wenger admitted Messi, who broke into Barcelona’s first team as a 16-year-old, was already too well established in Frank Rijkaard’s side, but Wenger would have loved to have harnessed the ability of the record breaking Argentine alongside Ronaldo.‘True,’ he said when asked by beIN Sports presenter Richard Keys whether or not he almost signed Ronaldo before he joined Manchester United.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT PLAY Top articles ‘But already he was too big at the time. Don’t forget 2006 when we played the Champions League final against Barcelona Messi couldn’t play because he was injured.‘He’s today 32 and that’s 13 years ago and he was already a regular player in the first team. What these guys have done is unbelievable.’As to whether they could’ve played together at Arsenal at a time when the Gunners also boasted the likes of Thierry Henry and Robert Pires, he said: ‘That’s real fantasy football I must say.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘I would have loved it. I had big personalities in my life and if you meet their needs and give them what they want they are happy.’Does Unai Emery deserve more time?No0%Yes0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Unai Emery responds to having worse record than Arsene Wenger after Arsenal’s defeat to Leicester CityMORE: Unai Emery sends message to Arsenal board after demoralising Leicester defeat Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Read More Manchester United captain Harry Maguire 1 min. story Read More Metro Sport ReporterSunday 10 Nov 2019 8:17 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link294Shares Arsene Wenger reveals how close Arsenal came to having Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in the same team / Read More SPONSORED Full Screen Skip Comment Read More Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Coming Next Video Settings Advertisement Read More by Metro Advertisement Skip Adlast_img read more

Barca president admits Xavi will become the club’s new boss soon

first_imgBarcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu believes Xavi will manage the club ‘sooner or later’ with the pressure continuing to mount on current boss Quique Setien. The Catalan club’s iconic midfielder has been linked with a return to the Nou Camp having managed Qatari side Al-Sadd since 2019. Barcelona have struggled to impress during Setien’s short reign and have fallen behind rivals Real Madrid in the race for the league title. The situation, which has been coupled with lacklustre displays on the field and controversial moments off of it, have led to reports linking Xavi with a return to his boyhood club. However, while Xavi is one of the men to lead the race to replace Setien, Bartomeu insists that they are backing their current manager to succeed this season. Xavi has been learning the ropes at Qatari side Al-Sadd and has been linked with a return ‘Xavi will be Barca’s coach, sooner or later. But right now we are not looking for a coach, we are with Quique,’ he told TV3.Advertisement Read Also: Breaking: Man City floor UEFA at CAS ‘He has a lot of time for Riqui Puig and Ansu [Fati]. We have seen Pedri and [Francisco] Trincao in form, there is hope.’ Barcelona saw off Real Valladolid at the weekend but will need Real to slip up in their remaining three games if they are to win a third straight LaLiga title. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 ‘Quique Setien will coach the team in the Champions League and these last two Liga games that are left. ‘We have had a very atypical season, we will play in August and he will be the coach. If we overcome Napoli, we will be in Lisbon. ‘Our will is to fulfil contracts and Setien has one. We went to Setien’s house to speak about the future, the plans for next season. He will probably be there and I am very interested to hear what he thinks. Loading… Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthAwesome But Ridiculously Expensive Things Bought By Keanu Reeveslast_img read more