first_imgLinkedin Previous articleLimerick Post Show | Team Up For TheoNext articleWired FM winning on the double at National Community Radio Awards Staff Reporter BusinessNews#ShopLimerick – Small business group launches shop local campaignBy Staff Reporter – November 30, 2020 102 ISME chief executive Neil McDonnellLIMERICK retailers are being asked to join the ‘Shop Local – Not Just for Christmas’ campaign launched by small business group ISME which highlights the importance of supporting Irish businesses throughout the year.ISME hopes that their members in Limerick offering business to business services, consumer products and services across the retail, hospitality and personal grooming sectors will join this initiative and avail of the opportunity to promote their business free of charge.Every €10 spent on Irish products generates more than €40 of benefit for related businesses, which highlights the importance of shopping local to maintain employment in local communities.As businesses face into the Christmas shopping period, ISME is encouraging consumers to not only shop locally this festive season, but to make a conscious effort to continue to support local businesses throughout the coming year.Small businesses are facing significant pressure with closures and other restrictions associated with Covid-19 and this is further amplified by rising insurance costs and Brexit.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up ISME chief executive Neil McDonnell said the purpose of the campaign was to encourage consumers to continue to support Irish SMEs beyond the Christmas period and throughout 2021.“The difficulties faced by Irish businesses since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic are very serious, and SMEs have had to make significant investments in enabling online offerings, purchasing equipment, and implementing procedures to adhere to Government guidelines, including screens, PPE and outdoor dining facilities,” he explained.“ISME is encouraging Irish consumers to think of the bigger picture when supporting Irish businesses. As well as employing local people, SMEs also carry a high percentage of locally produced goods and revenue and employment is generated in other local services and suppliers and other small firms.“Since March, Irish consumers have largely moved away from international online shopping, as 53 per cent estimate that they have done most of their online shopping with Irish SMEs. Buying Irish-made goods and services helps to ensure their quality, traceability, and value-for-money. Over the coming months, we are calling on Irish consumers to continue this trend and make that effort to shop locally, both online and in person,” Mr McDonnell concluded.Read the Limerick Post Newspaper’s guide to local retailers HERE Advertisement WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Print Twitter Emaillast_img read more

first_imgAustralia: Westrail has been prosecuted by Worksafe Western Australia for failing to provide automatic train protection at Hines Hill crossing loop; two people died after a National Rail driver failed to stop at a red signal in January 1996.Formal approval has been given for National Rail to compete with V/Line for freight moving within Victoria, and V/Line to operate interstate services. NRC is due to start trials with driver-only operation this month on the Albury – Melbourne and Adelaide – Port Augusta lines. A second driver will be carried if required during the trial phase.China: CR has completed tracklaying on 135 km west from Kuerla on the South Xinjiang Railway (RG 8.96 p468); work should reach Kuqa by the end of the year, with opening throughout due for 2000.Double-tracking of the Houma – Yueshan railway in Shanxi and Henan provinces was completed in January, with commissioning of the second track from Liyuan to Yuanqu.Denmark: DSB is planning to spend DKr8m on construction of 80 large 1·5MW wind turbines alongside railway lines to supply electric traction power.Estonia: The government is canvassing freight customers for interest in taking over EVR’s Haapsalu – Riisipere line as a private operator.France: Jet Services has abandoned plans to introduce TGV freight services on the Marseille – Lyon – Paris – Lille route.Dijon has approved a routing for the proposed TGV Rhin – Rhlast_img read more

first_imgAdela Comor (23) is an athlete in the athletics club “Novi Grad”. Apart from the queen of all sports, this young athlete is also engaged as a football referee, and it is no surprise that she attends the Faculty of Sport and Physical Education as well.“First, I started training basketball, and that was my very first love. I was training at the basketball club “Bosnjak” in Hadzici, which was established back then, and I can say that my teacher in the school introduced me to the sports. I had to make a decision before I went to high school, and I decided for athletics, which was much more interesting for me at that time,” said this young athlete.“The “Avaz Twist Tower” race will take place very soon, where I am on the winning podium every year, and this year my biggest competition will be Lucia Kimani. The Balkan Championship in Novi Pazar will be held already in mid-July, and my colleague from the club, Alma Hrnjic, and I are hoping for a good result. Before that, we will perform at the European Championship in Malta as well,” stated optimistic Comor.Besides athletics, Adela is also professionally engaged as a football referee.As she says, her main goal in the future is to become a successful athlete.“My priority is athletics while being football referee is in the second place. If it happens that I have an important race that is held at the same time as the football match, I will choose athletics, and I will continue to train and work even harder. I wish to leave a trace even beyond the borders of our country, and I will continue to train and see how far I can get. I am not thinking about putting a stop to my career because I cannot live without athletics. Athletics entered deep into my skin, and it just became part of my life,” concluded young Adela.(Source: N. Kustura/ read more