Limerick lights up a year sure to remember

first_img#SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up LIMERICK certainly was a lady this New Year’s Eve and she looked amazing as the city welcomed 2014 and it’s status as city of culture with all the celebration and ceremony it deserved.Packed with revelers braving the chill and the odd rain shower, the New Year’s Eve celebrations included a fairytale pageant parade, a stunning fireworks display over the River Shannon before the highlight event at Merchants Quay where Dolores O’Riordan performed live with the Irish Chamber Orchestra at an open air extravaganza.Joined by music sensations The Strypes and The Coronas, the performance of Limerick’s biggest music export and rock star was beamed to homes by RTE in conjunction with a countdown show in Dublin.2,500 lucky fans enjoyed other musical delights from SOAK and Armies.Earlier, performers from Music Generation took to Arthur’s Quay to perform the City of Culture song.Limerick’s year as the national City of Culture was welcomed and showcased with the biggest party the city has seen to date and kick starts a year of events spring boarding the city to heights of positivity.www.limerickcityofculture.ie has more information on upcoming events and details of the year long celebrations.Here’s to a year to remember and the positive legacy sure to remain in its wake. Previous articleHappy New Year – the only way is upNext articleBetting tips with PaddyPower admin TAGSfeaturedfull-imageMusic Limerick Advertisement Twitter Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Print Linkedin Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick center_img No vaccines in Limerick yet #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Facebook NewsBreaking newsLimerick lights up a year sure to rememberBy admin – January 1, 2014 605 Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email WhatsApplast_img read more

100 new jobs is just the ticket for Limerick confidence

first_imgNews100 new jobs is just the ticket for Limerick confidenceBy John Keogh – January 29, 2015 1715 From left: Ciara Pa;ache; Barry O’Dowd, Emerging Business Division at IDA Ireland; Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton; Jan O’Sullivan, Minister for Education and Skills, Oliver Wheeler, global head of communications for the viagogo Group; Edward Parkinson, Viagogo, and Geraldine Black.Pic: Brian Gavin Press 22From left: Ciara Pa;ache; Barry O’Dowd, Emerging Business Division at IDA Ireland; Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton; Jan O’Sullivan, Minister for Education and Skills, Oliver Wheeler, global head of communications for the viagogo Group; Edward Parkinson, Viagogo, and Geraldine Black.Pic: Brian Gavin Press 22LIMERICK received another welcome jobs boost this week with the announcement of 100 new jobs from international ticket-seller Viagogo who are to double their workforce over the next three years.Initially based in the city centre, the Viagogo Group has transformed part of the former Flextronics building in the Kilmurry Business Centre into a 14,000 square feet purpose-built centre that was officially opened by Jobs Minister Richard Bruton on Monday.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Viagogo head of communications Oliver Wheeler said that when they commenced operations in Limerick last year, they were overwhelmed by the level of local talent and the level of support from organisations such as the IDA.“We already employ a hundred people in Limerick and, now that our new operations centre is ready, we plan to hire at least a hundred more over the next three years,” commented Mr Wheeler.Minister Bruton said: “At the heart of our jobs plan is supporting job creation in every region of the country, to ensure that the recovery is secured and felt by people right across Ireland. The announcement that Viagogo, a fast-growing, born-on-the-internet company, is expanding its operations in Limerick and creating 100 extra jobs is a great boost for the Mid West and a great example of what is possible through our regional jobs strategy.”The Viagogo Group operates www.viagogo.com, the world’s largest ticket marketplace and the new jobs are supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.The roles available in Limerick include international customer services, sales, software development, finance and operations.IDA Ireland chief executive Martin Shanahan said that Viagogo had made great strides since establishing in Limerick just last year and confirmation that it was to more than double its workforce was evidence of that great progress.“This news further enhances Limerick’s reputation as an excellent base for technology-based businesses. The available skillbase, a deciding factor in Viagogo’s expansion plans, is a huge plus in Limerick’s favour.“Limerick’s recent success in attracting foreign investment is a great example of the results that can be achieved when the business community from across the region joins together to show what great opportunities there are to invest here in Limerick,” Mr Shanahan added. Limerick’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 Email Previous articlePerkins joins Schumann and ShostakovichNext article#video CHANGING TRAINS – ‘Won’t Let You Down’ John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Print Twitter Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” center_img Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Advertisement TAGSemploymentIDAlimerickMartin ShanahanMinister Richard BrutonViagogo WhatsApplast_img read more

Baca, Madrid get IMCA Modified wins at John Morris Classic

first_imgNorthern SportMods – 1. Chase Rudolf; 2. Cole Carver; 3. Andy Clower; 4. Anthony Madrid; 5. Taylor Kuehl; 6. Mark Harrison; 7. Steve Bitting Jr.; 8. Speedy Madrid; 9. Darin Center; 10. Michael Egurola; 11. Joey Jock; 12. Jesse Turner; 13. Cory Parent; 14. Steve Duffy; 15. Ty Rogers; 16. Adam Echter; 17. Shelby Frye; 18. Bryan Miller; 19. Cody Miller; 20. David Jones; 21. Kyle Salo; 22. Arthur Garcia Jr.; 23. Terry Bridges; 24. Ty Weidner. Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod checkers flew Saturday for national points leader Chase Rudolf, who’d started 10th, and on Sunday for Cole Carver.  May 26 Feature Results Madrid also used the high side in Sunday’s battle of hard chargers: He raced from 14th starting to get the win, ahead of the 11th starting Baca and 12th starting Jason Noll.  Modifieds – 1. Madrid; 2. Baca; 3. Noll; 4. Morris; 5. Foley; 6. Stafford; 7. Uptain; 8. Curry; 9. Mecl; 10. Jay Foster; 11. Pike; 12. Parmeley; 13. Kirby; 14. Wyman; 15. Mills; 16. Poeling; 17. Dale Irby; 18. Rogers; 19. Matt Blevins; 20. Miller; 21. Doug Meeks; 22. Chad Stevens; 23. Wes Meeks; 24. Grohnke.   He was up to third by the 13th circuit, then passed John Morris Jr. and Baca and led to the finish.  Stock Cars – 1. George Fronsman; 2. John Luck; 3. Cody Center; 4. Dennis Losing; 5. Steve Soboski; 6. Michael Shea; 7. Aaron Hetrick; 8. Christopher Boulware; 9. Brian Hyatt; 10. Anthony Streit; 11. Darryn Werkmeister; 12. Robert Werkmeister; 13. Josh Werkmeister; 14. Corey Hurley; 15. Joey McCullough; 16. Bo Partain. Both features paid $1,000 to win.  “Chaz was really fast. I knew I had to get up there too or he’d be gone,” said Madrid. “We were really happy to get this win. One of our main goals of the year was getting on the Fast Shafts ballot.”  SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (May 25-26) – Chaz Baca got his first win of the season on opening night while Zachary Madrid’s victory on night two of the John Morris Classic at Arizona Speedway got him on the ballot for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. Baca, the defending E3 Spark Plugs State champion and already an All-Star candidate, had a win and two runner-up finishes to show for three starts in a new 2019 MRT Chassis. “I sold my old Modified at the start of the year. I got my first win of the season in just my second night in the new car,” he said. “We’re feeling really good about it.”  May 25 Feature Results  “I made a couple mistakes. I wasn’t too happy with myself and I wanted to prove I could do better,” he said. “In the feature, nobody stuck to the top in (turns) one and two so I went there and it worked.” Zachary Madrid put his name of the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot by winning the night two John Morris Classic feature for IMCA Modifieds at Arizona Speedway. (Photo by Woody Woodgrift, Desert Image Collection Photography) George Fronsman swept the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car weekend, winning from sixth starting on opening night and from ninth on night two.  Modifieds – 1. Chaz Baca; 2. Tyler Mecl; 3. Zachary Madrid; 4. Jeff Stafford Jr.; 5. Jason Noll; 6. John Parmeley; 7. Bryson Curry; 8. Jake Pike; 9. Kelsie Foley; 10. Trevor Miller; 11. Duane Rogers; 12. Chuck Grohnke; 13. Norman Uptain Sr.; 14. Roy Poeling; 15. John Morris Jr.; 16. Kent Rosevear; 17. Randy Ahrns; 18. T.J. Wyman; 19. Joe Haresky; 20. Guy Norton; 21. Eric Center; 22. Brenda Kirby; 23. Jimmy Mills; 24. Rob Colclasure.  Stock Car and SportMod features each paid $500 to win.  Madrid was feeling far from good about anything following a fifth place run in his Sunday heat. Chaz Baca had Tyler Mecl on his back bumper before taking the opening night IMCA Modified checkers at Arizona Speedway’s Memorial Weekend John Morris Classic. (Photo by Woody Woodgrift, Desert Image Collection Photography) Stock Cars – 1. Fronsman; 2. Center; 3. Hetrick; 4. Larry Brigner; 5. McCullough; 6. Losing; 7. Josh Werkmeister; 8. Soboski; 9. Cody Ashcraft; 10. Luck; 11. John Parmeley; 12. David Gill; 13. Hurley; 14. Darryn Werkmeister; 15. Hyatt.  Baca led start to finish in the Saturday feature, starting third and pulling away from the rest of the IMCA Modified field after a pair of late cautions. Making the most of the fast top line, he took the checkers ahead of Tyler Mecl and Madrid. Northern SportMods – 1. Carver; 2. Frye; 3. Speedy Madrid; 4. Rudolf; 5. Anthony Madrid; 6. Kuehl; 7. Center; 8. Harrison; 9. Bo Partain; 10. Rogers; 11. Turner; 12. Egurola; 13. Cody Miller; 14. K.J. Goodwin; 15. Shayne Bradley; 16. Ronnie Sanchez; 17. Donald Costa; 18. Jones; 19. Drew Costa; 20. Jock; 21. Rene Madrid Jr.; 22. Duffy; 23. Weidner; 24. Rex Hasley.last_img read more

Unruh hosts viewing of Republican debate

first_imgIn a continuation of its event series covering the presidential race, the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics hosted a panel and watch party for the Republican Debate on Thursday night. Students gathered in the Montgomery Ross Fisher building to watch the debate between the final five candidates for the Republican presidential nomination.The event began with a panel discussion moderated by Unruh Institute director Dan Schnur and Daily Trojan editorial director Sonali Seth. The panel featured political science professor Robert Shrum, a former Democratic political consultant; Daily Trojan editor-in-chief Anshu Siripurapu; and Justin Wallin, COO/CMO of Probolsky Research.In their discussion, the panelists focused on how presidential candidates can unseat front-runner Donald Trump from his position. With Super Tuesday — the day when half of the delegate votes will be awarded — looming, the panel discussed the strengths and weaknesses of Trump as a candidate.“When it comes down to it, there has to be something that balances off a visceral distaste,” Wallin said. “[Trump] is just one-dimensional.”The panel also discussed the future of the Republican party as its candidates jockey back and forth for a dominant position in the race. In the midst of the party’s debates, the panelists pointed out that the platform of the Republican party remains in question.“It’s a party struggle; it’s an identity crisis,” Schnur said. “We’ll see tonight how they work that out.”The first moments of the debate addressed the issue of immigration, a heated topic of debate for Republicans throughout this campaign process. Early on, fellow Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio established an attack plan of gunning for Trump, throwing insults and targeting both his past and his current policies fervently.After immigration, the moderators moved onto the replacement of the Supreme Court Justice seat left empty by the death of Antonin Scalia. Each of the candidates took a moment to acknowledge Scalia’s role as a solid rock for the conservative vote in his time on the Supreme Court.Rubio brought up concerns about whether Trump will stand true to conservative ideals, especially due to his support of Planned Parenthood and his neutrality on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He pointed to both of those less conservative positions as reason to doubt Trump’s ability to select a new Supreme Court Justice. Despite these types of attacks, however, the panel did not believe that the candidates were able to slow Trump at all.“They’ve thrown the kitchen sink at Trump; if he survives, what else does the Republican party have?” Shrum said. “They’re nicking him, but I’m not sure if it’s having a big effect.”The debate often digressed into arguments about tax returns, with Rubio and Cruz questioning Trump’s decision to not release his returns. Trump defended himself, saying that he was currently being audited and therefore could not release his returns. This was a topic of lengthy conversation, which the Unruh panelists believe only sidetracked the conversation and weakened the debate.The final half hour of the debate focused in on smaller items of interest, such as the Apple court order, while returning to topics such as national security and immigration. Part of the debate dissolved into Rubio, Cruz and Trump yelling over one another. Though they believed that Rubio and Cruz made small ground in certain areas, the panel was in agreement that the debate did nothing to diminish Trump or to boost the Republican party as a whole.“They haven’t gained in contrast to Trump,” Wallin said. “You can see him inflating with all the glancing blows. None of them stuck, and they wouldn’t stick to anyone. It’s hard to know what can be done to beat him. It’s almost who’s the bigger bulldog than who has a better argument.”last_img read more