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CITY VIEWS: DO SKYSCRAPERS ADD TO THE CITY SKYLINE

first_img Tags: NULL CITY VIEWS: DO SKYSCRAPERS ADD TO THE CITY SKYLINE KCS-content whatsapp whatsapp BEN WATSON | XCHANGING“I think they are a good addition to the City. It adds to the impact that London has as a financial centre. Plus, there are a lot of people to fit in such a smallspace, so skyscrapers are a necessity.”DEAN LUMER | KNADEL“I think the new buildings are a great idea, and will hopefully bring more people to work in the City. The designs are quite modern, but they fit in fairly well. It’s all part of the evolution of London.”NICK TILLIN | RFIB GROUP“A lot of companies moved to Docklands because there wasn’t enough space in the Square Mile, so it’s a good idea to build more. The Shard is an interesting design, but I’m not sure I would like to work at the top of it. The construction work doesn’t bother me – there’s always something or other being built here.” Read This NextThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap Show Comments ▼ Share Tuesday 19 October 2010 7:46 pmlast_img read more

Northern Rock posts a £232m loss on its long road to recovery

first_img Show Comments ▼ Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap Share whatsapp Northern Rock posts a £232m loss on its long road to recovery Wednesday 9 March 2011 8:44 pm whatsapp STATE-OWNED lender Northern Rock yesterday said it made a loss of £232m last year. In its first annual results since the government split the “good” part of the bank from its toxic assets last year, Northern Rock said it was hit by restructuring costs of £362.5m.It was weighed down by a £59.9m exceptional expense relating to its separation and by charges of £33.2m for government funding guarantees.Yet Northern Rock insisted it had made progress.The lender said it had narrowed its underlying losses to £92.4m in the second half of the year, compared with an underlying loss of £140m in the first six months. Executive chairman Ron Sandler said: “While it is always disappointing to report a loss, this in part reflects the high level of liquidity held, the costs incurred in relation to the government’s retail and wholesale guarantees, which have now been removed, and other exceptional costs incurred as the company was restructured.”The state-backed bank also said it will pay £13.1m in bonuses to its staff. It’s 4,500 employees – who earn an average annual salary of £20,000 – will share in the bonus, receiving up to £3,000 each. KCS-content Tags: NULLlast_img read more

No rate rise in sight for King and his doves

first_imgWednesday 20 April 2011 8:11 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMoneyPailShe Was An Actress, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBe KCS-content More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org TWO thirds of the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee (MPC) still oppose moves to normalise interest rates, despite rising price pressures.The Bank expects inflation in the coming months to exceed its February predictions, it said yesterday.“There remained a significant risk that inflation would exceed five per cent,” the MPC’s minutes revealed.However, voting at the Bank’s April meeting showed no change from the previous two months, and analysts see little prospect of the MPC changing its dovish approach in the near term. “We no longer expect a 0.25 per cent hike in May and instead forecast the first rate increase to be in August,” Barclays Capital responded.“Crucially, there is no phrase in the MPC’s minutes which suggests members are awaiting the May Inflation Report meeting as a trigger to vote for a hike,” noted Citigroup’s Michael Saunders. “The absence of any such phrase this time reinforces the likelihood that the MPC will probably not hike in May unless new upside risks to growth or inflation emerge.”Only three of the nine-member panel voted for a rise in rates: Andrew Sentance again favouring a 0.5 per cent hike, and Martin Weale and Spencer Dale both voting for a 0.25 per cent tightening.Weale and Spencer “regarded the matter as finely balanced… given the weakness of the real economy and the uncertainty facing the outlook,” the minutes said.“Clearly Dale and Weale are closer to those voting for no change than they are to Sentance on the basis of these minutes,” commented Sam Hill of RBC Capital Markets.May’s meeting marks the end of arch-hawk Andrew Sentance’s term on the MPC. Sentance will be replaced by Goldman Sachs economist Ben Broadbent.Chief dove Adam Posen continued to vote for more quantitative easing. Sharecenter_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tags: NULL No rate rise in sight for King and his doves last_img read more

2 of the best FTSE 100 shares to buy now and hold for 20 years

first_img Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. 2 of the best FTSE 100 shares to buy now and hold for 20 years Image source: Getty Images Speaking of the best shares to buy now and hold for 20 years, take a look at this top pick from The Motley Fool’s analysts… Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Matthew Dumigan has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Avast Plc. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Matthew Dumigan | Friday, 26th February, 2021 | More on: AVST OCDO Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I often hear criticism that the FTSE 100 index is laden with companies nobody wants these days. Think of the banks, mining companies and old-fashioned energy firms.Nevertheless, while buying a FTSE 100 index tracker for my portfolio may not give me explosive growth, I’m confident that seeking out the index’s high-quality individual companies to invest in is a wise long-term investment strategy for me.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…As such, I’m going to discuss two FTSE 100 shares that I think are among the best I can buy now and hold for 20 years.A long-term play with even more upside potentialMy first pick is Ocado (LSE: OCDO). It has witnessed blistering share price growth over previous years. In many ways it has been the success story of the pandemic. The online grocery retailer is successfully leading the way in an industry that looks set to dominate in the future.Ocado’s high-tech warehouses are decked out with state-of-the-art robotic systems. These robots help to process a vast number of orders each week. Furthermore, with the pandemic turbocharging the shift towards online shopping, I think Ocado is well positioned. This reflects in the company’s recent financial performance. Earlier in the month, Ocado reported a 32.7% increase in group revenue, adding to the already outstanding performance of the company over the last few years.However, it’s certainly not all plain sailing. My principal concern is the cost of expansion. Capital expenditure has rocketed as the group pours significant sums of money into funding its Customer Fulfilment Centres globally. Similarly, in November last year, the company acquired two robotics companies for a hefty price tag.Both of these investments come with substantial costs and it’ll take years to discover whether or not they’re worthwhile. Furthermore, the cost of investment caused the group to post an overall loss before tax of £44m in 2020.Nevertheless, I remain confident that it’s exactly this kind of investment that will power Ocado’s growth moving forward. In fact, I’m actually encouraged to see such heavy investment, particularly as it should continue increasing operational capacity and revenues. Therefore, I’d buy and hold for the long term. I expect strong share price growth could deliver me favourable returns over the next 20 years.A future-proof business?I have security software company Avast (LSE: AVST) firmly on my watchlist too. Operating with two segments, Avast offers consumer products and products for small and medium businesses.With the pandemic adding to society’s reliance on technology, finding ways to protect personal and business data online is of paramount importance. This is where Avast steps in, offering cybersecurity protection through a range of solutions.Earnings have increased at an impressive rate and the company maintains an impressive roughly-50% free cash flow margin.However, as my colleague Royston Wild pointed out, hackers are becoming increasingly sophisticated and state-sponsored attacks are on the up. As such, a single high-profile failure of Avast’s cybersecurity framework could deal a fatal blow to sales and consequently, the company’s valuation.All eyes will remain on whether or not Avast can continue to successfully navigate the dynamic nature of the cybersecurity industry.Even so, with analysts at Berenberg outlining how Avast “offers a rare combination of growth and value”, I see the benefits outweighing the risks. I’d buy for my portfolio and hold for as long as possible. Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Matthew Dumiganlast_img read more

Italy v England: the preview

first_imgNOT FOR FEATURED England need only a point to pass the 500 mark against Italy in the competition and in Owen Farrell they have a kicker who will be doing that sooner than later. Charlie Hodgson is a gifted footballer, with his perfectly weighted cross-kick nearly setting David Strettle away against Scotland, but the tactical kicking last weekend was patchy, with far too much ball was booted down the throats of the Scottish to run back with credit thanks to the dynamic duo, David Denton and Richie Gray.Ball carriersThere was talk throughout the week that the bullocking Ben Morgan would be given a starting berth at No. 8 after Phil Dowson had a fairly underwhelming debut. However, Lancaster has shown commendable loyalty to his backrow and he’ll expect Robshaw, along with Mouritz Botha and Tom Palmer to smash holes up the middle of the park in order to free up the backline. In the Azzurri ranks the considerable frames of Martin Castrogiovanni, Robert Barbieri and the peerless Sergio Parisse will be looking to puncture the English defensive line and whip up the partisan home support.Set-pieceThe scrum is the Italian’s pride and joy and you can expect Castro, Lo Cicero and chums to fancy their chances against a fairly inexperienced England front-five. They will relish attacking the boys in white at every set-piece. At the coalface, Corbisiero, Hartley and Cole held their own against the Scots, yet Italy present an altogether tougher proposition. You can also be certain that locks Marco Bortolami and the gargantuan Quintin Geldenhuys will be doing their utmost to upset Dylan Hartley’s rhythm as he tries to hit his jumpers. AttackAlthough Stuart Lancaster promised the Saracens dominated backline would be playing in an un-Sarries-like manner, you’d be hard pressed to spot the difference in the opening weekend of action. In midfield, Brad Barritt and Owen Farrell were forced to base their game on a rock solid defence and did so creditably. There simply wasn’t enough possession to attack on the front foot, a fact highlighted by Owen Farrell only touching the ball once in the opening half-hour. Lancaster will undoubtedly be using his motivational powers to gee-up Ben Youngs, who seems to have – temporarily – lost his mojo. He will also be looking to bring England’s three speedsters, Strettle, Ashton and Foden into play. If they are put into space they can hurt the Azzurri defence which was opened up far too easily by Julien Malzieu in Paris last weekend. For Italy, coach Jacques Brunel will be hoping runners Gonzalo Canale, Andrea Masi and Tommaso Benvenuti can start exploiting any gaps in the England defensive line.Youngs will be hoping to fireKicking Last year’s hero Chris Ashton – will he be smiling again?VerdictDespite Italy holding home advantage and a far more experienced squad – 698 caps to England’s 217  – I fully expect England to come away with a victory. I’m going for an England win by nine points and two out of two for Stuart Lancaster.center_img The Italian job: England’s Ben Foden will not be expecting any favours from the Azzurri in RomeBy Owain Jones, Rugby World EditorEngland venture into the gladiatorial lair of the 82,000 capacity Stadio Olympico on the back of a gritty, yet ultimately, uplifting 13-6 win over the Scots at Murrayfield. However, any fanciful thoughts of duplicating the try fest in last year’s thumping 59-13 win should be immediately eradicated. Expectations will be kept firmly in check this time around. In fact, you can be sure Stuart Lancaster will happily walk away with a scoreline much closer to 2010’s nervy 17-12 Six Nations victory in the Eternal City, in which Matthew Tait scored the game’s only try. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

MIDRAS / GRAUX & BAEYENS architects

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/195532/midras-graux-baeyens-architects Clipboard ArchDaily Architects: GRAUX & BAEYENS architects Area Area of this architecture project Projects Year:  MIDRAS / GRAUX & BAEYENS architectsSave this projectSaveMIDRAS / GRAUX & BAEYENS architects CopyMixed Use Architecture, Housing, Office Buildings•Belgium “COPY” “COPY” MIDRAS / GRAUX & BAEYENS architects Mixed Use Architecture 2010 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/195532/midras-graux-baeyens-architects Clipboard Save this picture!© Julien Lanoo Photographs+ 30 Share Photographs CopyAbout this officeGRAUX & BAEYENS architectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousingOfficesOffice buildingsHousingOffice BuildingsBelgiumPublished on January 08, 2012Cite: “MIDRAS / GRAUX & BAEYENS architects” 08 Jan 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesProdemaProdEx Wood Facade in the Aspen Art MuseumSealantsSikaRenovation of Zeitz MuseumSinksBradley Corporation USAVerge Coordinated Soap Dispenser and Faucet SetsWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodAcousticFabriTRAK®FabriFELT™ for Walls and CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Etch PrintingWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEngineered Wood FlooringAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)Australian Oak Engineered FlooringLouvers / ShuttersConstruction SpecialtiesSunshades – Airfoil LuxMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  Julien Lanoo PhotographsText description provided by the architects. The existing situation consists of a central volume flanked by two uniform wings. Save this picture!© Julien Lanoo PhotographsThe assignment was to transform the central volume into a dynamic office building with a housing-unit. At the frontside of the building the architects chose not to break the strong horizontality but to enhance it instead by creating a balanced composition of stacked white volumes. The spacing between these massive volumes and the recessed windows creates an interesting number of vistas. Save this picture!© Julien Lanoo PhotographsIn strong contrast with the existing wings of the building nothing of the interior organization is given away from the outside: the volume protects itself from the busy road situated in front of it. The interior organization is composed in a manner to allow a maximum amount of natural daylight into the building, between the two 10meter high walls separating the central volume from the adjacent buildings. Save this picture!© Julien Lanoo PhotographsThe office is located on the ground floor, level -1 and level +1. The penthouse with terraces stretches out from front to back on the upper floor . Save this picture!© Julien Lanoo PhotographsOn the backside a 3 story high lightshaft is brought into the building while at the frontside a void separates level +1 from the façade and creates a relation with the underlying floors. Save this picture!© Julien Lanoo PhotographsOn the ground level two staircases connect to floor -1 in a way that it becomes fully a part of the office.Project gallerySee allShow lessAlternative Car Park Tower / Hugon Kowalski, Adam Wiercinski, Borys WrzeszczArticlesRedevelopment of 150 Holborn / Make ArchitectsArticlesProject locationAddress:Dendermondsesteenweg, 9070 Destelbergen, BelgiumLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Area:  825 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Belgiumlast_img read more

Guatemala: Natural and political volcanoes erupt

first_imgThousands of Indigenous men and women marched on June 12 to the capital of Guatemala, organizing themselves into four columns to enter Central Park. They came in response to a call by the Committee for Peasant Development (CODECA) for a national strike to demand justice in the deaths of several human rights defenders from that organization. In the last month, five members of CODECA and several other peasant leaders not part of the organization have been murdered.This action took place during a dangerous period in Guatemala, as the volcanoes of Pacaya, Santiago and Fuego are currently active. Fuego has already had several eruptions in recent weeks that devastated nearby villages and exacerbated the country’s political crisis.Days before CODECA arrived in the capital, the city’s residents had taken to the streets to demand that President Jimmy Morales leave, blaming him for corruption and for failing to manage the damage from the volcano’s eruption.In addition to demanding justice for the murdered defenders, CODECA called for the departure of the president and his cabinet. But they also called for the removal of the corrupt deputies from Congress. During the demonstration in the square, several leaders of CODECA and its allies proposed a referendum for a Plurinational People’s National Constitutional Assembly.They opposed the so-called “pact of the corrupt,” which the ruling National Convergence Front (FCN) recently passed, taking advantage of the fact that the country had all its eyes focused on helping the victims of the eruptions. CODECA dubbed the government’s initiative “pact of the corrupt” because it was designed to grant impunity to the FCN from the ongoing investigations of illegal election financing.As of June 16, the FCN deputies have been removed and the president is under investigation by the Supreme Electoral Court. Demonstrations have continued throughout the country in recent days.Jimmy Morales, tool of ruling classIn 2015, the Guatemalan people took to the streets and forced the departure of President Otto Pérez Molina, along with most of his ministers. That protest was a response to a crisis in social services caused by the uncontrolled theft of government funds by politicians and their friends in the oligarchy. The president resigned and the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) initiated legal proceedings.What was missing in 2015 was a decisive alternative to the power of the military and the oligarchy that had ruled the country for so long. With the two major political parties discredited among the people by corruption scandals, Jimmy Morales, a popular comedian and candidate for a former military party, was brought to power.What has been Morales’ approach to his presidency? Has it been to attend to social needs? Not at all. Since before the volcano erupted, the roads were in terrible condition, the hospitals had no medicine, and the country led Latin America in child malnutrition. Now, just as CODECA has warned, the country is about to tumble into a state of collapse.As signs of this plunge, Jimmy Morales has proposed referendums to decide on the border with Belize, encouraged investment in the country of U.S. and European capital, and moved the Guatemalan Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, days after Trump announced a similar U.S. decision.As Mayan nations and peasants were mobilizing to help the victims of the eruptions, the government claimed there was “not a penny” in the budget. When trucks and individuals arrived from neighboring Honduras and El Salvador with help, they were not allowed to cross the border. Soon, the army took control of rescue operations, and now it is reported that donations at collection centers have not reached the victims.In the months ahead, a major reconstruction campaign will be needed for disaster recovery. Although the oligarchy may ignore this need, they might also take advantage of the emergency by submitting luxurious contracts that benefit their corporations and foreign investors. As always, it will be the people who suffer.The example of Puerto Rico and the ongoing destruction of the island’s public services should be a warning to the people of Guatemala. It is true that, unlike the Puerto Rican archipelago, Guatemala is not a formal colony of the U.S. But it is a neocolony, dominated by U.S. and European imperialism, which extract great profits from the country with the help of the oligarchy, which takes the leftovers.Popular movement, an alternative to oligarchyThat needn’t be Guatemala’s future. As we have noted, the same popular forces who are mobilizing against the government have supported the rescue process.Tens of thousands of dollars in donations have come pouring in from the Guatemalan diaspora and the international working class through a GoFundMe website (gofundme.com/helping-guatemalan-volcano-victims/donate).These funds are available to local cooperatives to address the crisis. Cuba, a great example of international solidarity, has sent a brigade of doctors.There is no reason why Guatemala should be as poor as it is when its fields have enriched the world with coffee, sugar, cotton and, above all, bananas. The colonial system was the primary cause of so much suffering, with this system now replaced by neocolonial imperialism.The only force capable of resolving the current crisis to the benefit of the people will be that of the people themselves. Surely that’s because they recognize what CODECA demands: a Plurinational People’s National Constitutional Assembly.That the process should be plurinational is as important as that it should be of the people. In a colonized country, where the nations that are the heirs of the Maya have always been the majority, but also the poorest and most oppressed, the people cannot advance without rectifying such injustice.The only real way to reverse so many centuries of cruelty is with a popular social movement led by the most oppressed sections of the people.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

New category in this year’s Limerick Going for Gold

first_img Previous articleFlying the flag with Moyross Youth AcademyNext articleNew jobs to come from expansion at Rigid Containers Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter Adare Manor Resort COVID-19 Ambassadors TAGSAdareAnnacottyBest Front GardenCaherdavinCllr James CollinsGerry BolandGlinGoing for GoldI Love LimerickJP McManusJP McManus Charitable FoundationLive 95FMParkway Shopping Centre NewsCommunityVideoNew category in this year’s Limerick Going for GoldBy Staff Reporter – July 3, 2018 1364 Irish Water and Limerick City & County Council are working to restore water supply to customers in Adare following a burst water main Facebook Email Limerick Going for Gold has created a new category for previous overall winners as applications for this year’s competition remains as popular if not more popular than ever.Over 130 applications have been received for this year’s Limerick Going for Gold 2018.  All of these groups have received Limerick Going for Gold Environment Improvement Grant funding ranging from €200– €2,000 to assist them with their environmental work and help with the overall aim of making Limerick a cleaner, brighter, place to work live and visit.These groups are also in with a chance to win an award in the Limerick Going for Gold Grand Final which will take place in October.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A new category, The Champions Category, has been added for 2018. It will include previous winners of the top prize in the Limerick Going for Gold Challenge Category (or equivalent) and will include the following groups:2017 – Adare Tidy Towns2016 – Glin Tidy Towns2015 – Castleconnell Tidy Towns2014 – Caherdavin Tidy Towns2013 – Annacotty Tidy Towns2012 – Janesboro Tidy Towns2011 – Castletroy View Res Assoc  (competition precursor to Limerick Going for Gold)The other categories in this year’s Limerick Going for Gold competition include:– Limerick in Bloom– Residential Areas (Including Estates)– Challenge Category– Tidy Towns Incentive Category– Best Front Garden Competition, sponsored by the Parkway Shopping CentreMayor of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr James Collins said: “I am thankful to Limerick Going for Gold sponsors, the JP Mc Manus Charitable Foundation, and all of our supporters and friends of Going for Gold.  In my role as Mayor I am delighted to see the positive impact that the Limerick Going for Gold grant and competition continues to have on communities across Limerick city and county.”Gerry Boland from the JP Mc Manus Charitable Foundation added: “I am delighted with the added extra that the Champions Category will give to this year’s Limerick Going for Gold.  While it acknowledges the contribution the champions have given to their communities, it also allows other communities to have a shot at glory.  I would also like to take the opportunity to confirm on behalf of the Charitable Foundation that the prize fund for Limerick Going for Gold 2018 is once again in the region of €75,000, with a top prize of €10,000 in the Challenge Category and €5,000 in the Limerick in Bloom Category.”Limerick Going for Gold is run by Limerick City and County Council with sponsorship from JP McManus Charitable Foundation and supported by Limerick’s Live 95fm, the Limerick Leader, Limerick Post, I Love Limerick, Limerick City Centre Tidy Towns, Southern Media and Marketing Design and the Parkway Shopping Centre.How the Limerick Going for Gold Champions Category will work:Each of the Champion areas will be awarded a starting fund.For each item of litter seen on judging day a certain amount of money will be deducted from the starting amount.The more items of litter found, the more is lost from the starting fund.Anything “lost” goes into a winner’s pot and will be awarded to the “Champion of Champions” for 2018.  This will be the area with the least litter on the day/s of judging.There will be other runner up and incentive prizes in this category.The groups will be given a number of dates over when judges/assessors may visit.Judging of all Limerick Going for Gold entrants is ongoing and will take place up to mid September.Limerick gardeners please take note that the closing date for the Best Front Garden Competition, sponsored by the Parkway Shopping Centre is Friday 27th July 2018.Applications can be downloaded from: https://www.limerick.ie/council/services/environment/clean-community/limerick-going-goldCompleted application forms should be sent by post to: Most Beautiful Garden Competition,Managers Office, Parkway Shopping Centre, Dublin Road, Limerick.The #loveyourlimerick Photo Competition is back for 2018.  #loveyourlimerick aims to attract wonderful photographs of communities, places and towns throughout Limerick City and County. A cash prize of €500 will be awarded to the photographer who submits the winning entry. To enter the Limerick Going for Gold #loveyourlimerick Photographic Competition:·        Email a high res image (1-10  megabytes)  to [email protected]·        Use the hashtag #loveyourlimerick and upload on either Instagram or Twitter·        Please note terms and conditions applyOverall #loveyourlimerick 2018.  Runner up prizes may also be a feature of this category.Click here for more community news. Brendan O’Connor announced as new General Manager of Adare Manor center_img Print WhatsApp Adare Manor unveil plans to launch The Padel Club this Autumn RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Newtown Christmas Market aims to reconnect the local community Advertisement Linkedin Limerick Post Show | The Golf Course at Adare Manorlast_img read more

Deputy says HSE must fully support Dungloe Hospital in eliminating ‘Super Bug’

first_img Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp A Donegal Deputy says the HSE must ensure that the temporary closure of Dungloe Hospital does not Impact on Patient Care.The HSE announced last week that the Hospital has been temporarily closed to new admissions after the discovery of the antibiotic resistant bacteria ‘CRE’ at the unit.The Executive says none of the hospital’s residents currently have a clinical infection with CRE or are experiencing any symptoms.Deputy Pearse Doherty says the HSE must make sure that it offers all the support it can in removing the bug from the hospital:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/pearse1pmBUG.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry center_img By News Highland – April 4, 2016 Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Deputy says HSE must fully support Dungloe Hospital in eliminating ‘Super Bug’ Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articleNine patients awaiting admission at LUHNext article22 workplace deaths in Donegal between 2010 and 2015 News Highland Pinterest Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Derry PSNI seize firearm on foot of information from gardai

first_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Twitter By News Highland – November 26, 2020 Homepage BannerNews Previous articleNews, Sport, Farm News and Obituaries on Thursday November 26thNext article335 more cases of Covid-19, 20 of them in Donegal News Highland Pinterest Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter Police in Derry say that acting on information provided by gardai, they carried out a search at a property in the Whitehouse Park area of Derry yesterday evening in connection with an attempted armed robbery in Donegal earlier this month.A firearm was seized as a result of this which has been taken away for forensic analysis.It comes as gardai confirm a man in his sixties was arrested in connection with an incident in Clonmany two weeks ago.The PSNI say collaborative working with An Garda Siochana has resulted in us removing a potentially dangerous weapon from the streets. They say they want to keep the area safe, and are thankful they have a good working relationship with law enforcement colleagues in Donegal which helps them achieve this. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Derry PSNI seize firearm on foot of information from gardai Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterestlast_img read more