first_imgHousing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Pictured at the Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute’s National Project Awards is ( l to r ) Chapter President Pat Lucey, Andrew Murphy Managing Director at Shannon Airport, Graham Doyle, Secretary General of the Irish Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Niall MacCarthy, Managing Director at Cork Airport, PwC Portfolio and Programme Management Leader, Féilim Harvey Siobhan O’Donnell, Head of External Communications at daa with the Ireland’s Jubilee Project Award. PIC: MAXWELLPHOTOGRAPHY.IEThe impact of aviation, with Shannon Airport’s role pivotal, in the development of Ireland has been recognised in a major award, ahead of projects such as the state motorway programme and even the introduction of the Smoking Ban.The development of Shannon, Dublin and Cork airports has been recognised as the most influential project undertaken in Ireland over the past 50 years by the Irish Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI).Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The ‘Expansion of Ireland’s International Airports’ project was announced as the winner of special PMI anniversary accolade at the Ireland Chapters’ annual National Project Awards on Thursday, November 14, at the Dublin offices of award sponsors PwC in Spencer Dock.The ‘Expansion of Ireland’s International Airports’ was chosen by public vote from a stellar shortlist of eight from nearly 100 initially suggested projects. The shortlist included the Guinness Storehouse; Introduction of the Smoking Ban; Luas Light-rail System; Redevelopment of Croke Park; Regeneration of Dublin Docklands; State Motorway Programme; and The Wild Atlantic Way.Welcoming the award, Shannon Group Chief Executive Mary Considine said: “We are very proud of the influence Shannon Airport has had and continues to have on Ireland’s economic success. Shannon is now and always was an innovator; it’s in our DNA, from the establishment of the world’s first Duty-Free shop in 1947, now grown into a multi-billion dollar global industry, to being the first airport in the world, outside of the Americas, to provide full US Preclearance facilities, making arrival in the US easier and faster. More recently we were also the first airport in Europe to establish an airport sensory room for our customers.“This year we celebrated the 80th anniversary of the landing of the first passenger aircraft, and as a central core of Shannon Group, the airport continues to be a driving force for economic growth in the West of Ireland. It does this through the delivery of global air connectivity to enhance the region attractiveness as a location for FDI and indigenous companies and boosts the tourism industry by providing overseas visitors with gateway access to the Wild Atlantic Way.“Shannon was the birth place of aircraft leasing and today we are continuing to support Shannon’s aviation cluster through our International Aviation Services Centre (IASC). We are very proud and grateful for the honour bestowed on us by Irish public, and of the role that Shannon Airport, through our dedicated employees past and present, has played in growing the Irish economy over the past 50 years.” WhatsApp TAGSairportbusinessClareindustryLimerick City and CountyNewsShannonTransporttravel Facebook Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic center_img Previous articlePike Overcome Ballynanty with Controlled DisplayNext articleAlby Mathewson set to leave Munster on Saturday Staff Reporter BusinessNewsShannon Airport’s influence has been central in Irish aviation – Shannon Group CEO Mary ConsidineBy Staff Reporter – November 18, 2019 432 Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up Twitter Linkedin Print Limerick on Covid watch list TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type!last_img read more

first_imgLong Beach Police Department(LONG BEACH, Calif.) — A California teenager has been sentenced to eight years in prison for a gang-affiliated hate crime assault on another student, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.Bryan Blancas, 19, of Long Beach, California confronted another student, an unnamed 17-year-old African-American male, along with two of his friends on May 15. But when the student tried to flee Blancas allegedly knocked the boy to the ground and began “punching and kicking him multiple times in the head, face and torso,” according to prosecutors. Blancas was arrested six days later but plead no contest Monday to one felony count of assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury as well as admitting that his crime was racially motivated with the intent to benefit a criminal street gang.Blancas faced a possible maximum sentence of life in prison plus an additional 17 years in state prison. His bail was set at $1,155,000 at the time of his arrest.Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Daniel Lowenthal sentenced Blancas to eight years in state prison instead.The entire attack was captured on video by a bystander and then posted to social media which led to anger from many parents at the school who then demanded that school district officials take action, according to the Long Beach Press Telegram.The two other teen suspects were allegedly booked at Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_img The colt owned by George Steinbrenner can begin to make that a reality with a successful comeback in Saturday’s $1 million Travers Stakes at Saratoga, the season’s last battle royal for 3-year-olds. “The ideal (on the) wish list would be that he runs the same way he ran in the Wood Memorial,” Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito said on the day Bellamy Road (Javier Castellano riding) drew post position 1 and was selected the 2-1 favorite for the 136th Travers. Funny things have happened to horse racing’s heavyweights since the May evening Bellamy Road walked into the Kentucky Derby starting gate as a budding superstar, only to finish seventh behind 50-1 winner Giacomo and exit injured. Weirder yet is the possibility that, after so many other horses have been tripped up, Bellamy Road will find himself the center of attention again at the $4 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Belmont Park on Oct. 29. Roman Ruler comes into the Travers off victories in Belmont’s Dwyer Stakes and Monmouth’s Haskell Invitational. Flower Alley was second in the Dwyer before beating Reverberate by 5 lengths in Saratoga’s Jim Dandy. Then there are all of the star 3-year-olds who aren’t in the Travers: Giacomo won’t race again until at least the Dec. 26 Malibu Stakes at Santa Anita after having bone-chip surgery in June. Afleet Alex, the Preakness and Belmont winner, now seems unlikely to come back from a July fracture in time to race in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. Closing Argument, the Derby runner-up at 71-1, hasn’t competed since finishing ninth in the Preakness and is shooting for races later in the summer. The injury bug has gobbled up older stars as well: Ghostzapper, the Horse of the Year in 2004, has been retired after one start in 2005. Roses in May, who chased Ghostzapper in the 2004 Breeders’ Cup Classic, was retired earlier this month. Eddington, the Pimlico Special winner, also has gone to stud. All of which should have allowed Donn Handicap and Stephen Foster Handicap winner Saint Liam to pad his lead in the 3-year-olds-and-up division, but his reputation was dented when front-running Commentator upset him in Saratoga’s Whitney Handicap. In California, meanwhile, Hollywood Gold Cup winner Lava Man and Swaps Stakes winner Surf Cat lost their Breeders’ Cup momentum when they waged an early duel and finished third and sixth behind 12-1 Borrego in last Sunday’s Pacific Classic at Del Mar. Suddenly, in the World Thoroughbred Poll rankings of Breeders’ Cup Classic contenders, Rock Hard Ten has moved all the way up to No. 2 (below Saint Liam) while not racing since his Santa Anita Handicap win in March because of physical problems. The search for Breeders’ Cup threats seems to have brought us full circle to the stars of the spring. Weird, but it suits Bellamy Road just fine. At Del Mar: The Del Mar season, which peaked when a track-record $24,048,615 bet on the Pacific Classic program Sunday, begins to wind down this weekend. Saturday’s $250,000 Del Mar Debutante, the sixth and last Grade I stakes at the meet that ends Sept. 7, matches Sorrento winner Bully Bones (Rene Douglas), Landaluce winner Indian Breeze (Pat Valenzuela) and Cinderella winner River’s Prayer (Victor Espinoza) in a field of 11. The Associated Press contributed. — Kevin Modesti is a Daily News columnist. His horse racing column appears Fridays. He can be reached at [email protected] DEL MAR LEADERS Through Wednesday Jockeys, Wins Victor Espinoza 37 Garrett Gomez 34 Pat Valenzuela 29 Corey Nakatani 25 Alex Solis 23 John Court 13 David Flores 12 Trainers, Wins Jeff Mullins 16 Bob Baffert 15 Doug O’Neill 14 Vladimir Cerin 10 Three tied 9 ON THE STAKES SCHEDULE Del Mar Saturday -$250,000 Del Mar Debutante, 2-year-old fillies, 7 furlongs. Sunday -$250,000 Del Mar Handicap, 3-year-olds and up, 1 3/8 miles (turf). Saratoga Today -$400,000 Personal Ensign Handicap, 3-year-old-and-up fillies and mares, 1 1/4 miles. -$250,000 Spinaway Stakes, 2-year-old fillies, 7 furlongs. Saturday -$1 million Travers Stakes, 3-year-olds 1 1/4 miles. -$250,000 King’s Bishop Stakes, 3-year-olds, 7 furlongs. -$250,000 Hopeful Stakes, 2-year-olds, 7 furlongs. A WEEK AT THE RACES -Pat Valenzuela and Corey Nakatani were fined $500 by Del Mar stewards after fighting in the jockeys’ room after the second race Monday. Valenzuela, who finished last with Grafton, reportedly argued with Nakatani, who didn’t ride in the race, over P. Val’s role in an incident that led to the disqualification of fourth-place Cheiron and cost Rene Douglas a three-day suspension. -Saratoga’s Whitney Handicap card Saturday includes the King’s Bishop sprint, with 8-for-8 Lost in the Fog (Russell Baze) a heavy favorite, and the Hopeful for 2-year-olds, with 3-for-3 Henny Hughes (Gary Stevens). Today, top-ranked mare Ashado (John Velazquez) seeks her 12th win in 19 starts in the Personal Ensign. -Borrego’s upset victory in the Pacific Classic lifted him to No. 6 in the World Thoroughbred Poll rankings of contenders for the Oct. 29 Breeders’ Cup Classic at Belmont Park. He’s below No. 1 Saint Liam, Rock Hard Ten, Commentator, Roman Ruler and Perfect Drift on the list set by a panel. -Bay Meadows, in San Mateo, opens today for a 33-day meet that runs to Oct. 16 and features the $125,000 Bay Meadows Handicap on Oct. 2. -Responding to an increase in wagering revenue, Del Mar raised purses 5 percent, retroactive to the start of the July 20 to Sept. 7 season. -National Turf Writers Association members voted honors for trainer Nick Zito (Mr. Fitz Award for typifying the spirit of racing), retired California steward Pete Pedersen (Joe Palmer Award for meritorious service to racing) and Daily Racing Form reporter Jay Privman (Walter Haight Award for excellence in turf writing). Privman is a former Daily News turf writer. -Rafael Bejarano, who led the nation’s jockeys in victories in 2004, plans to return from an Aug. 1 ankle injury ahead of schedule to ride Storm Surge in Saturday’s King’s Bishop at Saratoga. -Kevin Modesti 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Zito knows he can’t expect Bellamy Road to bounce back from a foreleg injury and a nearly four-month layoff to repeat his 17-length Wood victory in April. Caution is advised especially because Zito and the Steinbrenner camp didn’t decide until Tuesday whether Bellamy Road would return to competition in the 1-mile Travers, not the seven-furlong King’s Bishop Stakes on the same Saturday card. “I have to ask Bellamy Road to do me a favor,” Zito said. “It is a big, big, step, there’s no question. Obviously, I’m putting him through something that is not an easy thing to do. He is an exceptional horse, so we’re just going to do the best we can.” The Travers, as big a race as it is, shapes up as just a step for the Florida-bred son of Concerto who likely would have one more race between this and the Breeders’ Cup Classic to tap his apparently awesome potential. The post-position lineup for the Travers (ESPN, 2 p.m.): Bellamy Road; Andromeda’s Hero (Corey Nakatani), 12-1; Chekhov (Gary Stevens), 10-1; Roman Ruler (Jerry Bailey), 5-2; Don’t Get Mad (Edgar Prado), 10-1; Reverberate (Jose Santos), 8-1; and Flower Alley (John Velazquez), 3-1. last_img read more

first_imgzoom Port developer and operator Abu Dhabi Ports has signed an AED 500 million (USD 136.1 million) agreement to develop the Port of Fujairah.Under the deal, the company is to develop the port infrastructure and deepen the berths to -16.5 meters as the port prepares to welcome larger vessels.The works would also include building a 300,000 sqm yard of storage space, as well as an additional 1 kilometer quay to accommodate the expected growth in the number of ships arriving to the port.In June 2017, Abu Dhabi Ports signed a 35-year concession deal to develop, manage and operate the Port of Fujairah. Through the establishment of Fujairah Terminals, the agreement granted Abu Dhabi Ports the exclusivity to enhance existing infrastructure in addition to managing all container, general cargo, RoRo and cruise ships in the port.The port operator is set to launch the development of berths and yards in Fujairah in 2018, during which the port is expected to remain operational. Additional capacity and new quay cranes are scheduled to begin operations in 2021.Fujairah is expected to handle 1 million TEUs and 700,000 tons of general cargo by 2030.last_img read more