first_imgLimerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Previous articleWATCH: Highlights of Munster’s 30-5 win over CastresNext articleLimerick Boxers Sheehy & Casey are Belgian bound for international bouts Staff Reporter WhatsApp Twitter Email Linkedincenter_img NewsCrime & CourtScammers show no love in LimerickBy Staff Reporter – December 10, 2018 1296 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Facebook Advertisement GARDAI are warning of a “romance scam” that has hit Limerick in recent weeks.Crime Prevention officer Sergeant Ber Leetch said the scammer pretends to be interested in a romantic relationship with somebody they intend to defraud.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “It usually takes place on online dating websites, but these scammers can often use social media or email to make contact too.“If you believe that you have been targeted, you should stop all contact and, if possible, keep all communication and any other evidence that could help identify the fraudster.“You should then report the events to your local Garda Station and the site where the scammer first established contact. Let them know the scammer’s profile name and any other details that could help prevent others being scammed”. TAGSCrimelimerickscammers Printlast_img read more

first_img Live Stats Praise 940 The Bulldogs didn’t panic as they stormed back and trailed by just three points (83-80) after a pair of free throws by Bachrodt with 22 seconds left in the game. Drake quickly fouled Auburn, who made both free throws. Ingle then missed a layup attempt and the Tigers rebounded the miss as Hittner had to foul. Auburn missed both free throws and Bachrodt rebounded the second miss, but Ingle’s three-point attempt was off as the clock ran out on the Bulldogs’ comeback attempt. Full Schedule Roster Next Game: NEW ORLEANS – Auburn edged the Drake University women’s basketball team, 85-80, in the opening game of the 2016 Tulane Classic on Wednesday, Dec. 21. Drake will play Eastern Washington in the consolation game on Thursday at 3 p.m. The game will broadcast on the radio on Praise 940. Thursday will be the first-ever matchup between Drake and EWU. Print Friendly Version vs. Eastern Washington 12/22/2016 – 3 p.m. Drake shot 52.9 percent from the floor, but committed 24 turnovers that led to 34 points for Auburn. The Bulldogs struggled at the free throw line, hitting 22-of-32 (68.8 percent). Drake (6-4) led Auburn (9-3) at halftime, 29-23, but the Tigers rallied with a 31-point third-quarter to hold a 54-47 advantage going into the final quarter. Sophomore Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.) scored on a layup to start the fourth-quarter scoring and pull the Bulldogs within five points at 54-49. However, Auburn answered with a 10-0 run and later would lead by as many as 18 points. Auburn took an early lead of 3-0 with a three-pointer just 33 seconds into the game, but was held scoreless for nearly six minutes before another basket. Drake capitalized on the drought to take a 15-9 lead at the end of the first quarter and extended that lead to 29-23 at halftime. PDF Box Score Story Links Senior Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.) recorded her 53rd career 20-plus scoring performance with a team-best 25 points to go along with pulling down a team-high seven rebounds. Joining Wendell in double figures was freshman Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) who scored 13 points and senior Caitlin Ingle (Runnells, Iowa) who added 12 points. HTML Box Score Preview Freshman Brenni Rose (Shawnee, Kan.) scored nine points while fellow freshman Mya Mertz (Overland Park, Kan.) finished with a career-high five points. Hittner and Ingle each handed out five assists while Bachrodt nabbed five steals. Listen Livelast_img read more

first_imgSouth African traditions are also a tourism drawcard.(Image: Bongani Nkosi)  The recent 2010 Fifa World Cup has eradicated many myths about South Africa and boosted growth prospects for the country’s tourism industry, the government said on 7 September 2010.The tournament created a bright image of the country, Minister of Tourism Marthinus van Schalkwyk said in a statement. “The positive brand value that has been unlocked is immeasurable. The event helped us to turn the corner in terms of foreign perceptions about tourism safety.”The Department of Tourism met with industry role-players in Kempton Park, near Johannesburg, on 6 September to review the tournament’s impact on the sector.Delegates at the meeting included representatives from Federated Hospitality Association, South African Tourism Services Association of South Africa and the Board of Airline Representatives of South Africa, among others. They discussed lessons learnt from the spectacle and future plans for the industry.The meeting is part of government’s ongoing process of evaluating the benefits associated with hosting the football World Cup.In 2010, and especially during the tournament, South Africa managed to position itself as a high-quality tourism destination, according to the minister.“The World Cup opened up a new window of opportunity for the tourism industry,” said Van Schalkwyk. “It is up to all of us to make use of this opportunity.”It speeded up the construction and renovation of vital infrastructure, such as airports and new accommodation facilities, Van Schalkwyk added.The King Shaka International Airport in KwaZulu-Natal was built at a cost of R6.7-billion (US$922-million), while the country’s two other international airports, OR Tambo and Cape Town, received multibillion-rand upgrades.Domestic airports, including those in Bloemfontein, East London, Upington and Kimberley, also underwent massive revamps worth millions of rands.“These are all important investments in building the future capacity of the tourism sector,” said Van Schalkwyk.Tourism on top of its gameThe country’s tourism industry was on top of its game during the World Cup, the minister said.In addition to creating a safe environment for tourists and completing airport and road revamps on time, the sector excelled in service delivery in the formal accommodation sector, management of increased airlift volumes, the security of air space and the implementation of new systems to facilitate passenger movement, Van Schalkwyk said.“Overall, the collective efforts in the tourism sector were key in delivering an exceptional World Cup,” he added. “As a country, a people, a government and private sector we built a shared vision and delivered on it.”However, the industry could have done so much more in other areas, the minister said. These include ensuring greater benefits for small, medium and micro enterprises; better managing the expectations of the informal accommodation sector; “getting accommodation prices right in the face of the global economic downturn”; and listing up-front availability of accommodation on a database.National convention and events bureauThe tourism department is planning to set up a national convention and events bureau to make the most of the World Cup legacy.Cashing in on the infrastructure investments is one of the most important tasks ahead, the minister said, adding that “our proposals in this regard have been received very well by the industry”.The bureau will be part of the five-year National Tourism Sector Strategy (NTSS) which the department introduced in May 2010. It will be positioned to market events and promote tourism businesses.In light of South Africa attracting more than 1-million tourists during the month-long World Cup, the NTSS is now aiming to increase the number of foreign arrivals in the future.Some 9.9-million foreign visitors came to the country in 2009, but through the strategy volumes are hoped to reach 13.5-million by 2015.last_img read more


first_imgMad Max no more was the Red Bull team principal Christian Horner’s assessment of his driver Max Verstappen’s forthcoming season. Horner, always engaging in discussing the characters of his drivers, was confident that this year it will be mature Max behind the wheel. Yet the test the young Dutchman faces may be his most challenging; watching whether he can deliver on Horner’s optimism should be compelling.Verstappen is 21, and has an undeniable talent, aligned to a forceful, uncompromising self belief that has been at times to his detriment as well as his advantage. In both cases he has been impossible to ignore. F1 needs characters fans can relate to and care about, and in that sense Verstappen’s name is already writ large on the marquee.Last season, his fourth in F1, was fascinating. Errors blighted the opening, so much so that a head-butt was proffered to anyone continuing to ask questions about his driving style – not the PR-friendly response that would have been trotted out by most drivers. Frustrations compounded by his dissatisfaction with the team’s Renault power unit, that led to his delightfully frank radio message after a failure in Hungary. “Fuck! What a fucking joke, all the fucking time with this shit, honestly,” as once more PRs shuddered. Share on WhatsApp Formula One But then he turned it around in the second half with some exceptional performances, including Russia and Singapore and seven podium positions from the last nine races, taking him to fourth in the championship. Yet that run also included his mistake in tangling with Esteban Ocon in Brazil and subsequently confronting and shoving the Frenchman after the race.There was hand-wringing about it being a terrible example to set but in truth real emotion has always enlivened F1. Verstappen summed it with a brusque honesty, hard not to admire. “We are passionate about the sport, it would be odd if I shook his hand,” he said. “I don’t really have a lot to comment on that, except that he was being a pussy.”But is this the Max we will see this year? Horner believes he is the driver Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel must fear and that given the tools for the job he can fight the pair for the title. Key to that is the Honda power unit they will use for the first time. Horner was optimistic that the manufacturer was on track to be competitive. Sign up to The Recap, our weekly email of editors’ picks. ‘You expect me to shake his hand?’ – Verstappen stands by push on Ocon Share on Twitter Sportblog Share on Facebook Since you’re here… Max Verstappen … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay. Whether we are up close or further away, the Guardian brings our readers a global perspective on the most critical issues of our lifetimes – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. We believe complex stories need context in order for us to truly understand them. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Topics He has also been working closely with Honda and that may make him more amenable to setbacks, as Horner explained. “There is a different engagement between him and the engineering with him and Honda than there was with Renault,” he said. “This is working far more as partnership which he is invested in.”Most importantly, however, the team principal is convinced that the kid he took on in 2016 is now very much a man. “Max has evolved so much,” he said. “The problem last year was there was some antagonism on both sides, that ends in a whirlwind of frustration. He has been through that, that character-building experience. He is more worldly, more experienced. He is in a better place to deal with pressures that are placed on him.”F1 would be all the better if Red Bull can really challenge this season but even if they cannot, how Verstappen handles being in the vanguard or indeed the rearguard is likely to be as engrossing as ever. Red Bullcenter_img Share on Messenger Christian Horner Share on LinkedIn Support The Guardian Share via Email Read more Liberty Media underestimated what it took on in F1, says Christian Horner features Share on Pinterest “We have seen behind the scenes of their evolution. They are making good progress,” he said. “Stability of regulations will help them. They have settled on a concept and, for the first time since their re-entry to F1, that has continued from one season to the next without it being a completely clean sheet of paper. It will all depend on what the others have done, but certainly versus themselves there has been good progress.”Red Bull are in a works relationship with Honda rather than as a customer, a factor Horner said is crucial, describing recent years with Renault as “paying for a first-class ticket and you get an economy seat”.But as McLaren know, pre-season optimism can end in disappointment. Last season Toro Rosso went through eight Honda engines a car by the finale in Abu Dhabi. Three is the maximum before penalties are incurred. Horner was honest in accepting the team were likely to take some hits. “We would rather see consistent evolution, even if that means taking a penalty or two along the way,” he said. But might Max be so understanding?His driving style may be one mitigating factor. Verstappen likes to carry high entry-speed into a corner. He becomes unsettled when he does not have rear stability while the engine delivers the power through the transmission as he downshifts through the gears. It was perhaps best seen in qualifying at Mexico, where he was furious at failing to take pole after having to under-drive apparently precisely because of this issue. If Honda can deliver on this level he will at least feel confident in the car beneath him, a huge benefit. Motor sport Read more Reuse this contentlast_img read more