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_imgToday, founding Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir has announced a 19-date fall tour with a new project, Bob Weir and Wolf Bros. According to the announcement, Bob Weir and Wolf Bros will see Weir “exploring songs of the Grateful Dead and more in a trio setting” along with a pair of seasoned collaborators, drummer Jay Lane (Furthur, RatDog) and legendary musician, producer, and current Blue Note Records president Don Was. The announcement of this new project and tour come on the heels of the news that Dead & Company‘s upcoming performances at LOCKN’ will be the band’s final shows of 2018.The tour will kick off in Reno, NV on October 16th and make stops in various markets across the country, including shows in Los Angeles, CA; Santa Barbara, CA; Portland, OR; Seattle, WA; Missoula, MT; Salt Lake City, UT; Albuquerque, NM; and Denver, CO. Following a Halloween night performance at The Chicago Theatre in Chicago, IL, Bob Weir and Wolf Bros will continue eastward, stopping in Nashville, TN; Louisville, KY; and Syracuse, NY before a two-night stand at Port Chester, NY’s storied Capitol Theatre (11/9–11/10). Finally, the tour will close with a run of four more northeast shows, including stops in Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia, PA; Boston, MA; and a tour-closing performance at New York City’s Beacon Theatre (11/18).To ensure you get tickets in your hands directly, Verified Fan Registration will be available for all tour dates beginning today through this coming Monday, August 6th at 5 pm Eastern Time. Supplies are limited, so register now to get access to pre-sale tickets. Register here for Bob Weir and Wolf Bros Ticketmaster verified fan presale here.You can check out a full list of the upcoming Bob Weir and Wolf Bros dates below. We can’t wait to hear this new project from some of our favorite musicians on the planet!Bob Weir and Wolf Bros Upcoming Tour Dates10/16 – Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort and Casino10/18 – Los Angeles, CA – The Theatre at Ace Hotel10/20 – Santa Barbara, CA – Arlington Theatre10/22 – Portland, OR – Keller Auditorium10/23 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre10/24 – Missoula, MT – Wilma Theatre10/26 – Salt Lake City, UT – Eccles Theater10/27 – Albuquerque, NM – Kiva Auditorium at the Albuquerque Convention Center10/29 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre10/31 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre11/5 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium11/6 – Louisville, KY – Palace Theatre11/8 – Syracuse, NY – LAndmark Theatre11/9 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre11/10 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre11/12 – Washington, DC – Warner Theatre11/13 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore11/16 – Boston, MA – Boch Center Wang Theatre11/18 – New York, NY – Beacon TheatreView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

first_img On July 19, Peruvian police announced the seizure of around 4 million counterfeit dollars and euros from an international counterfeiting ring that hoped to introduce them into the United States and Europe. “We’ve struck a heavy blow against the counterfeit of foreign currency, seizing 2.4 million dollars and 1.6 million euros, all counterfeit,” said Colonel Segundo Portocarrero, head of the Police Fraud Division. Traffickers customarily use a route that takes them through Argentina and Ecuador in order to subsequently transport the counterfeit currency to U.S. and European cities, according to the police commander. Two people were arrested during police operations in residences in heavily populated areas of Lima, where the counterfeit bills were found hidden in book covers and suitcases with false bottoms. In 2011, more that 8 million counterfeit dollars were seized by the Police. Peru is one of the top countries for counterfeiting bills in Latin America, according to the Police. By Dialogo July 23, 2012last_img read more

first_imgShare via Email Lionel Messi scores for Argentina against Nigeria at the 2014 World Cup, with Mikel John Obi second from right in the wall. Photograph: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters Argentina Share on Twitter Mikel John Obi: ‘If Nigeria were organised we’d have won World Cup’ Read more Twitter Reuse this content Pinterest Lionel Messi Nigeria know that after the 2-0 win over Iceland, another victory would ensure qualification to the last 16 while a draw would be enough as long as Iceland do not beat Croatia by a couple of goals. Even then Nigeria could go through on goals scored. For Argentina, the equation is simple. Only a win would keep their hopes alive.The subplots are numerous and mouthwatering and yet Messi, inevitably, feels like the central figure. His travails against Iceland and the horror-show loss to Croatia have been well-documented but Mikel knows better than to view him as anything other than the player he and his teammates must stop. A certain human being wasn’t playing. Actually, is he even a human being? Messi is Messi. He decides games Nigeria can point to the 1996 Atlanta Games, when they beat Argentina 3-2 in the final. That team were from the golden age of Nigerian football and featured Kanu, Jay-Jay Okocha and Sunday Oliseh, among others. Emmanuel Amunike scored a stoppage-time winner. The triumph is fondly remembered but, in terms of tournament successes against Argentina, it stands in glorious isolation.Mikel and his teammates are determined to break the World Cup jinx when they take on Argentina in Tuesday’s Group D finale in St Petersburg and it has the ingredients of the most decisive meeting between the countries yet. Mikel John Obi smiles. “Yeah, Messi stole the Golden Ball off me,” the Nigeria captain says, and he remembers how it happened as if it were yesterday. The story comes from the World Youth Championship of 2005, when Mikel drove Nigeria to the final, where they faced a Lionel Messi-inspired Argentina.“Before the game people said that I was going to win the Golden Ball for being the player of the tournament,” Mikel says. “But then Messi scored twice, both of them penalties, Argentina won 2-1 and I got the Silver Ball. Messi has kept on stealing awards from me!” Share on WhatsApp features Read more Nigeria football team Nigeria beat Argentina 4-2 in a Krasnodar friendly last November and they draw a measure of strength from the result. But it was significant that Mikel highlighted how Messi had not featured on that occasion.“A certain human being wasn’t playing,” Mikel says. “Actually, is he even a human being? Messi is Messi. He decides games and the last time we met he scored two against us at the Brazil World Cup. Without him, they are definitely less of a team. We can’t put all our attention on Messi but he is the man that we need to stop. Do we have to put somebody to mark him? Maybe yes, maybe no because when you do that you are playing with less balance.”Nigeria played with great balance and purpose against Iceland, when Ahmed Musa scored both of the goals, after the manager, Gernot Rohr, made a tactical change. He abandoned his usual 4-2-3-1 formation and went with 3-5-2.Mikel, who made his name as a defensive midfielder over 10 and a half seasons at Chelsea and plays for Tianjin Teda in China, has typically operated as a No 10 at international level. It was where he played in the opening group tie against Croatia, which Nigeria lost 2-0. Share on LinkedIn World Cup 2018 Share on Facebook Topics World Cup Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. World Cup Facebook Ten talking points from the second round of World Cup 2018 matches Share on Pinterest “I was playing as a No 10 before I went to Chelsea but [José] Mourinho converted me to a holding player,” Mikel says. “I enjoy it. When I was at Chelsea and there was a national team break, I’d go there and I’d enjoy it. I’d have this one or two weeks of freedom – to express myself and play the way I want. But at Chelsea, I did a job.”Mikel did likewise against Iceland. Rohr started him in the central holding role, although he and the midfielders either side of him – Oghenekaro Etebo and the impressive Wilfred Ndidi – did get up and down the pitch. Rohr will weigh up whether to continue with the approach against Argentina.And so here Nigeria are once again, confronted by the opponent that has become their nemesis. “We knew we would get them,” Mikel says. “I said to a friend of mine: ‘Trust me, Argentina are going to be in the same group as us.’ It’s crazy. I don’t know why but it keeps happening.”Mikel and Nigeria crave a different ending. Share on Messenger Cue more laughter. The serious point is that Messi has been messing with Nigeria and Mikel for too long. Indeed, Argentina have held an Indian sign over Nigeria at World Cups going back to 1994, when the African nation first qualified.Nigeria are contesting their sixth World Cup and it is a remarkable detail that they have been drawn to face Argentina at the group stage in all but one of them.In 1994 they lost 2-1 to a pair of Claudio Caniggia goals in a game that saw the biggest bang come afterwards, when Diego Maradona failed a drugs test, was sent home and banned. He would never play for Argentina again. Nigeria suffered 1-0 defeats in 2002 and 2010, on the back of goals from Gabriel Batistuta and Gabriel Heinze respectively, and in 2014 they lost 3-2.Mikel played in that game, having missed 2010 through injury, and so did Messi, who scored twice. Messi had also played in 2010 and he was a star of the Argentina team that won gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, when they beat Nigeria in the final, with Ángel Di María scoring the only goal.last_img read more