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

Dominion SCANA Deal Begs Question: What’s Next For Santee Cooper?

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Post and Courier:Dominion Energy delivered a blockbuster offer to buy SCANA Corp. on Wednesday in the wake of South Carolina’s failed nuclear project, pitching a $14.6 billion deal that would be among the largest in state history.The offer from the Virginia-based utility giant, which SCANA has accepted, vowed to deliver lower electric rates to South Carolina Electric & Gas customers and a partial refund of the costly and incomplete expansion of the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station.Richmond, Va.-[based] Dominion is believed to have beaten out three other large Southeastern utilities for SCANA— NextEra Energy of Florida, Southern Co. of Georgia and Duke Energy of North Carolina, which is already South Carolina’s largest power provider. Those three power companies…are central to negotiations for SCANA’s partner in the V.C Summer Nuclear Station project: the state-run electric utility Santee Cooper.[Shar Pourezza, a utility analyst at Guggenheim Securities] said it will be difficult to land a deal that secures the future of one power company and its customers without resolving the V.C. Summer issue for the other. The General Assembly would need to approve the sale of Santee Cooper, which is headquartered in Moncks Corner.The governor said he wants to protect the state’s 700,000 electric cooperative customers, mostly in rural areas, who get electricity through Santee Cooper.  “(The SCANA sale) doesn’t resolve the issue,” he said. “The only way to resolve this travesty is to sell Santee Cooper. There is more work to be done, but today, we are headed in the right direction.”More: https://www.postandcourier.com/business/dominion-offers-to-buy-scana-in-wake-of-s-c/article_c3f17458-f030-11e7-a058-334629fee3f2.html Dominion SCANA Deal Begs Question: What’s Next For Santee Cooper?last_img read more

Jackson’s Hole dumps Louie’s en route to another stop in Nelson Mixed Slopitch winner’s circle — claim 15th title in 19 seasons

first_imgJackson’s Hole scored five times in the first inning and never looked back en route to a convincing 13-3 victory over Louie’s in the final of the 2011 Nelson Mixed Slopitch League Sunday afternoon at the Lakeside Diamonds.This is the 15th time in the past 19 years Jackson’s Hole, formerly Heritage Inn, has won the Nelson Mixed Slopitch crown.Prestige Thunder won the title in 2010.Jackson’s Hole, finishing fourth in regular season standings, put a stranglehold on the Louie’s offence.Keyed by some great defence from pitcher Mike Roch, Jackson’s Hole that halted any potential big innings.Luree Gould paved the way offensively for Jackson’s Hole going 4-for-4 from the plate. Lead-off hitter Al Faraguna also had a strong game offensively for Jackson’s Hole.Jackson’s Hole built a 13-0 lead before Louie’s scored a trey in the final inning.Louie’s got a second kick at Jackson’s Hole after the regular-season runner up posted wins over Prestige Thunder and Main Jet in the A-event double-knockout mini-tourney.Jackson’s dumped Louie’s Saturday night to advance to the A-semi final Sunday morning where the eventual winners knocked off regular season champ Main Jet.Jackson’s Hole opened the playoff tournament Thursday defeating Wild Cards.Jackson’s Hole then dumped Cardinals to advance to the A-event round robin Saturday.Competition held off a seventh-inning rally to defeat Van Hellemond Sporte 12-10.Van Hellemond looked to be out of is trailing big entering the final bat.However, Van Hellemond strung a few singles together and had the bases loaded with two outs.But Competition pitcher Erik Laughton got the heart of the Van Hellemond order to ground out to end the rally.In the C event, Cait’s Crew edged Can Filters. Jack Piderman is the coach of Cait’s [email protected]last_img read more

LAS VIRGENES STAKES QUOTES – SATURDAY FEBRUARY 6, 2016

first_imgJOCKEY QUOTES JERRY HOLLENDORFER, SONGBIRD, WINNER: “It was nice to get that race out of the way. No matter how good your horse is, you’ll always be a little bit anxious.“The fans are starting to like her.“She broke good, she has speed. There’s no doubt in my mind that she could rate if she had to, but usually she doesn’t have to. If somebody did something funny, I think she could be flexible and adjust to that.“I was so pleased to see her way out there and cruising along pretty easy. At least now we got a race in her and we can try to make some more plans. We want to run here at Santa Anita. What we do between now and the Santa Anita Oaks, I don’t know. If we do anything. We’ll think about it and try to do the right thing.” RICK PORTER, OWNER FOX HILL FARMS, INC., SONGBIRD, WINNER: “It’s hard to explain the feeling. She just gives you goose bumps and you just wonder ‘How did I get this horse?’ I don’t think I’ve ever had one that’s so dominant and does things so easily. It would be nice to win the Kentucky Derby, but I’d like to do it with a nice colt . . . I don’t like the (Kentucky Derby) point system. We’d have to run in the Santa Anita Derby with her. I think it’d be great for your ego, but the smart move is to stay on the path we’re on to the (Kentucky) Oaks.” MIKE SMITH, SONGBIRD, WINNER: “She has such a high cruising speed, she has gears.“You always worry about horses that are brilliant at two. Sometimes they won’t mature or grow anymore at three. You’re anxious to see what will happen.“Favorite Trick was one that fooled me; he was brilliant as a two year old. He won all eight of his races at two but then didn’t win the biggest ones as a three year old. You’re anxious to get it over with and she seems to have improved. She seemed to up her game even more, especially mentally. She was very happy today and took it all in stride. I’m just blessed to be the one that has to make her carry the weight.” TRAINER QUOTES -30- NOTES: The winning owner is Rick Porter of Lexington, Ky., who races as Fox Hill Farms, Inc.last_img read more

SA congratulates China’s new president

first_img18 March 2013 South African President Jacob Zuma has joined global leaders in wishing Xi Jinping well as he takes over as China’s new president. Xi was announced as China’s new President on Thursday. He was appointed to the Communist Party’s top post in November, and now succeeds President Hu Jintao. The Presidency said in a statement on the weekend that South Africa looked forward to consolidating its strong relations with the People’s Republic of China under the leadership of President Xi Jinping. China is South Africa’s biggest trading partner and a significant investor in the South African economy. In 2012, total trade between the two countries stood at R201-billion, according to the South African Revenue Service. The two countries are also members of the BRICS group of influential emerging economies, which is to host its fifth summit in Durban next week. Xi’s visit to South Africa to attend the summit will be one of the first he undertakes as president of China. Zuma said that China and South Africa had agreed to work towards a more equitable trade balance so that both nations benefited from the growth in trade between them. A joint working group on trade statistics has been established under the China-South Africa Bi-National Commission in order to address the trade imbalance. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

10 months ago​Chelsea assistant Zola lauds Loftus-Cheek improvement

first_img​Chelsea assistant Zola lauds Loftus-Cheek improvementby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea assistant manager Gianfranco Zola is happy with Ruben Loftus-Cheek.The club legend has been impressed with what he has seen from the English youngster this term.And he believes that if Loftus-Cheek can keep improving, he has a big future at the club.”I think Ruben has gone a long way from the beginning,” he said during a press conference.”He has improved a lot. “You can’t doubt his abilities, to play as a midfielder he is learning duties. I am very pleased with him. “He is an impact player, he was suffering when he didn’t play and being recognised is good for him.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoMolde chief Neerland: We couldn’t block Solskjaer moving to Man Utd

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Molde chief Neerland: We couldn’t block Solskjaer moving to Man Utdby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveMolde management admit they were blindsided by Manchester United’s move for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Solskjaer, who signed a new deal as manager of Norwegian club Molde earlier this month, was appointed interim boss until the end of the season on Wednesday.Molde managing director Oystein Neerland said they were called by United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward on Tuesday and both he and Solskjaer “didn’t see it coming.””I think it is double sided,” Neerland told BBC Sport.”On one hand, Molde lose their manager for the next months who had just agreed a new three-year contract. On the other hand, Molde will not get in the way of such an opportunity.”When the biggest club in the world call and ask to borrow your manager from a club the size of Molde, you have to say yes.”Solskjaer has been dreaming about this. It is no longer a dream.” last_img read more

10 months agoSarri delighted with ‘reaction’ for Chelsea win at Watford

first_imgSarri delighted with ‘reaction’ for Chelsea win at Watfordby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri was pleased with their victory at Watford on Wednesday night.Eden Hazard scored twice as Chelsea gained a hard-fought win at Watford to reclaim fourth place in the Premier League table.The Belgian opened the scoring when he collected Mateo Kovacic’s pass, took the ball around goalkeeper Ben Foster and calmly finished for his 100th Blues goal.Chelsea’s lead only lasted two minutes until Roberto Pereyra volleyed past Kepa Arrizabalaga from the edge of the 18-yard box.But Hazard grabbed his second of the match in the second half when he converted a penalty after Foster had bundled him over.Sarri told Sky Sports: “I think we played a good match with a good level of determination and attention for 90 minutes. We could have won with another result. we missed three or four good opportunities but I’m happy with the reaction. It was dangerous for us when they conceded, but we reacted well and we didn’t stop playing our football.”On Eden Hazard’s performance, he added: “I think he played very well, not only for his two goals, but he was good with his teammates and in open spaces. I like him in every position he is a great player.”In this moment we need this solution because we need to be more solid defensively and with this system we can score and become more solid in the defensive phase. Maybe in the last match, we played better in the first half than we did tonight, but today the application was very good.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoSevilla sporting director Monchi admits Real Madrid deserved win

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Sevilla sporting director Monchi admits Real Madrid deserved winby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSevilla sporting director Monchi admits Real Madrid deserved their 1-0 win at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Sunday.Karim Benzema’s second half header made sure that Zinedine Zidane’s side responded in the right way after their 3-0 defeat in Paris on Wednesday.”Today we saw a good Real Madrid team,” Monchi said.”They were a team that performed at a very high level, nothing like the level of Wednesday.”They were a team made to win and at this level it’s not easy.” last_img

Video: Bret Bielema May Have Also Bumped Into Kenyan Drake On Purpose

first_imgbret bielema kenyan drakebret bielema kenyan drakeEarlier Monday morning, we showed you a video of Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema pulling what can only be described as a questionable move on Alabama offensive lineman Cam Robinson. It turns out it may not have been the only time the Razorbacks coach got physical with a member of the Crimson Tide.In the below video, also taken from Saturday’s contest, Bielema appears to bump Alabama running back Kenyan Drake out of bounds near the end of a play – again. Judge for yourself.Was it intentional? Regardless, it’s about to be the second viral video involving Bielema’s conduct during Saturday’s game.last_img