Hundreds of saplings to be planted around Limerick as part of…

first_img TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostNational Tree Week 2021 People’s ParkCastletroy Park Highfield, Ennis RoadBoro Field, Janesboro NewsCommunityEnvironmentLimerickHundreds of saplings to be planted around Limerick as part of National Tree WeekBy Sarah Carr – March 24, 2021 188 Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Sarsfield Park, Ennis RoadThe Demesne, Newcastle West Advertisement Linkedin Bourke Avenue, Lower Edward StreetFoynes Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Aherlow Close, CaherdavinAspen Gardens Photo by Madison Nickel on Unsplash FOUR hundred and seventy saplings are being planted across Limerick city and county by Limerick City and County Council to mark National Tree Week 2021.The trees, which are a mixture of native and common species will be planted over the coming weeks include: Alnus Glutinosa (Alder); Betula (Birch); Crataegus (Red Thorn); Malus Domestica (Crab Apple); Quercus Robur (Oak); Sorbus Aucuparia (Mountain Ash) and Tilia (Lime).Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The trees will be planted in the following areas: Rostrevor Close, CaherdavinAbbeyfeale Park Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live center_img Dromroe, RhebogueFaha View, Patrickswell WhatsApp Traditionally, Limerick City and County Council would have marked National Tree Week by distributing saplings to schools across the city and county for planting, however this has not been possible this year.Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Michael Collins said: “Visiting schools around to plant and discuss the importance of trees to our environment as part of National Tree Week has always been an important job for the Mayor. While this is not possible at present, I am encouraging everyone during this week to understand the important role trees can play as part of actions to protect our environment and climate.”In addition to the planting of 470 saplings, Limerick City and County Council is hosting ‘The Beauty of Trees’ webinar with Mary Keenan.Mary has a degree in Horticulture and has a wealth of experience in the area.She was a lecturer in the Botanic Gardens before joining the Parks and Landscape Department of South Dublin County Council. She was President of The Tree Council of Ireland and later its Director.Mary was on the board of the Heritage Council for 10 years, runs Gash Gardens and since leaving South Dublin County Council, she is now the editor of the Irish Garden magazine. Mary is also a National TidyTowns adjudicator.‘The Beauty of Trees’ is taking place on Thursday 25 March 2021 at 8pm.Logon here to register.You will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the webinar. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleOn This Day: 2014 Hurlers prove too strong for Laois & the U21 footballers fall to Kerry in 11′Next articleKenny Privileged Ahead of World Cup Qualifying Opener Sarah Carrhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Ted Russell ParkO’Brien Park Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Twitter Facebook Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Print Mayorstone QuarryCoolraine Heights, Old Cratloe Roadlast_img read more

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ABLA honors Pete Jordan as Alabama Retailer of the Year

first_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson “I don’t think I’ll ever be able to do anything to equal this award,” Jordan said. “It’s a feather in my cap. I thank the American Beverage Licensees Association for this recognition. I’m appreciative of it and I’m humbled by it.”The business was originally on North Three Notch Street but was moved to South Brundidge Street to make use of the building that previously housed Jordan’s auto parts business.“My son, Pete, actually got me interested in the package store business,” Jordan said. “It was an opportunity to be a part of a new business in Alabama. It has worked out pretty good for us.” ABLA honors Pete Jordan as Alabama Retailer of the Year Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen Print Article Bandon Owens, Alabama Beverage Licensees Association executive director, said Jordan’s work in the industry has led to many changes involving better protections against underage drinking and improved business practices.“The Alabama Beverage Licensees Association was Mr. Jordan’s brainchild,” Owens said. “Upon founding an organization in the early 2000s to work with the Alabama Legislature and the ABC Board on policy changes, that organization, the Alabama Liquor Alliance, eventually became the Alabama Beverage Licensees Association. That association now includes more than 50 members around the state. As a founder, Mr. Jordan became the first vice president of the organization and served in that role for more than five years.” Latest Stories You Might Like TCS, PLAS students return to class Students in Ms. Kelly Moore’s Pre-K class gather for a picture on their first day back at the Hank Jones… read more Pete Jordan of Pete’s Package Store in Troy has been honored as the 2016 Retailer of the Year for Alabama by the American Beverage Licensees Association.Jordan and his wife, Jeannette, were honored at a reception in Denver sponsored by Brown-Forman Corporation, one of the largest American-owned companies in the spirits and wine business. The dinner honored 15 other states’ top performing retailers.Jordan, who has owned and operated Pete’s Package in Troy for more than 30 years, said the recognition as the Retailer of the Year is the height of his career. Skip Email the author Published 3:00 am Friday, August 12, 2016 Sponsored Content Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Jaine Treadwell The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By The Penny Hoarder Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Jordan said the awards recognition dinner was an opportunity to meet other awards winners from around the country and talk shop.“Pete Coors of Coors Brewing Company received the ABL’s Top Shelf award and it was interesting to get to be around some of the leaders in the industry,” Jordan said. “We had a good time and were just honored to be there.”last_img read more

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SERIE A: Ancelotti Faces Old Team Milan in Home Debut

first_imgCarlo Ancelotti will make his home debut on the Napoli bench on Saturday against the team he turned into world beaters during an eight-year spell as coach.In one of the delightful twists that football has a habit of providing, AC Milan will be Napoli’s first opponents of the season at the San Paolo as last season’s runners-up aim to build on their opening 2-1 win at Lazio.Ancelotti, who ended a nine-year exile from Serie A when he agreed to take over at Napoli in May, won the Champions League twice and Serie A once as AC Milan coach before leaving in 2009. He went on to collect trophies around Europe, winning domestic league titles in England, France and Germany, plus the Champions League with Real Madrid.Milan, on the other hand, fell on hard times as they struggled to adapt to the new financial realities of Italian football.In Ancelotti’s absence, they have changed owners twice, suffered several seasons of midtable mediocrity and are enduring their fifth season without Champions League football. Gennaro Gattuso is their ninth different coach since his departure.Ancelotti also spent five years of his playing career at Milan and he said in a recent interview with La Repubblica that it was a match at the San Paolo in 1988 when he first began to think of a career in southern Italy.“It was a unique show and the passion of the crowd in the stands left me speechless,” he said, adding that Saturday’s game would be a “reunion between friends”.“It must have been from that magical afternoon that I really began to cultivate my dream of working in the South, which then became reality at the beginning of this summer with the offer of (Napoli president) Aurelio De Laurentiis.”Even so, it was a huge surprise – and boost for Serie A – when he accepted the offer to replace Maurizio Sarri who had turned Napoli into the most entertaining side in Serie A and led them to second place last season with a club-record points haul.Ancelotti’s debut last Saturday, which was overshadowed by Cristiano Ronaldo’s first game for Juventus, was notable for his idea to reinvent team captain Marek Hamsik as a deep-lying playmaker rather fielding the Slovak in his more familiar position on the left of midfield.Playing alongside Allan, Hamsik quickly adapted to the position left vacant by Jorginho’s move to Chelsea, one of two major departures in the close season along with goalkeeper Pepe Reina’s move to Milan.“This is a quality squad, despite what some might say,” said Ancelotti after the win over Lazio. “I’m here to give satisfaction to the Napoli fans who have been waiting a long time.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Antonio Brown’s new helmet fails test; receiver reacts with harsh tweet

first_img Steelers-Chiefs delayed due to inclement weather, new start time 8:30 p.m. ET Florio reported that Brown’s Schutt AiR Advantage helmet made in 2014 required additional testing for use by the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE), though the league informed him the helmet did not pass the test.It’s worth noting Schutt released a statement in 2014, specifying that it stopped producing the AiR Advantage three years earlier in favor of newer models. Related News As Florio added that “we haven’t heard the last of Brown on this issue,” Brown took to social media later Saturday night and sent out an NSFW tweet to summarize his feelings on the situation.Brown ran routes and caught passes Thursday in Arizona ahead of the team’s 33-26 win over the Cardinals in their second preseason game and also was part of Oakland’s walkthrough back in California over the weekend. Raiders coach Jon Gruden expressed optimism that Brown could finally join the team for good Sunday, though the latest helmet hurdle could prove to be a problem. Andrew Luck sighting: Colts quarterback warms up ahead of Week 2 preseason game The Antonio Brown helmet saga is far from resolved.According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk, the NFL has reversed its ruling to allow the Raiders wide receiver to wear the specific model of Schutt helmet he loves as long as he could find one less than 10 years old. Jon Gruden thinks Antonio Brown will be practicing with Raiders soon “We discontinued making the helmet three years ago because current helmet technology had moved past it. The AiR Advantage was the last varsity helmet made by Schutt that featured traditional foam padding. That material, which is used by most other helmet manufacturers, does not perform as well as the TPU Cushioning we now use in all of our varsity helmets.”TPU (thermoplastic urethane) Cushioning absorbs significantly more impact across a wider variety of temperatures than any other helmet on the field. Third party testing by an independent, certified helmet testing facility has proven that, three years in a row. The AiR Advantage had lived out its useful life as a product and was discontinued when something better was developed.”last_img read more

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. wins a tough fight

first_imgFloyd Mayweather Jr., right, connects with a right to the head of Marcos Maidana, from Argentina, in their WBC-WBA welterweight title boxing fight Saturday, May 3, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)LAS VEGAS (AP) — It might have been the toughest $32 million Floyd Mayweather Jr. ever made.Marcos Maidana did everything Saturday night but beat Mayweather, taking him 12 tough rounds before losing a majority decision.Mayweather remained unbeaten, but not by much. Maidana swarmed all over him from the opening bell and gave him perhaps his toughest fight in a 16-year professional career.Cut over his eye and temporarily blinded by a head butt in the fourth round, Mayweather had to rally in the last half of the fight to avoid losing for the first time since he was beaten on a controversial decision in the 1996 Olympics.In the end, though, Mayweather got the win — just as he did in his previous 45 fights in a decision that was met with disbelief by Maidana and booed heavily by the crowd. He retained his welterweight title by winning 117-111 on one scorecard and 116-112 on another. A third judge had it even at 114-114.The Associated Press scored it for Mayweather 115-113.Maidana threw far more punches, but Mayweather was more accurate with his as the two battled into the late rounds with the fight still very much in doubt. Cheered on by a large contingent of Argentine fans, Maidana took the fight to Mayweather, who was cut by the right eye in the fourth round by an accidental head butt.“It was a tough, competitive fight,” Mayweather said. “I normally like to go out there and box and move. But he put pressure on me. I wanted to give the fans what they wanted to see so I stood and fought him.Maidana raised his arms in victory when the final bell sounded, and Mayweather watched pensively from his corner as the scorecards were added up before he was declared the winner.“I think I won the fight,” Maidana said. “He didn’t fight like a man.”Punch stats by Compubox showed Mayweather landing 230 of 426 punches to 221 of 858 for Maidana. It was the most punches landed by any fighter against Mayweather in 38 fights where punch stats were compiled.Maidana had a big lead in the early rounds through his constant aggression. But Mayweather won five of the last seven rounds on two scorecards and six of seven on a third to pull out the win by a narrow margin.“I couldn’t see for two rounds after the head butt,” Mayweather said. “After I could see again it didn’t both me. That’s what champions do, they survive and adjust.”Maidana had said before the fight he was going to treat Mayweather like any other fighter and go right after him. He did just that, bringing the sellout crowd at the MGM Grand hotel to its feet as he landed some big overhand right hands to the top of Mayweather’s head.“He never hurt me with a punch,” Maidana said. “He wasn’t that tough, I thought I won.”Maidana complained about being forced to fight with gloves he didn’t want to use when the two camps engaged in a standoff over gloves at the rules meeting a day earlier.“If I would have had my gloves I would have knocked him out,” Maidana said. “They took away my advantage.”Mayweather, who earned $32 million for the fight, was a 6-1 favorite coming to remain unbeaten. He had picked Maidana as an opponent because Maidana beat Adrien Broner in an upset in December, but he almost made the wrong pick.Mayweather seemed confused early and unable to adapt to the wild punches thrown by Maidana. It wasn’t until the middle rounds that he got into more of a rhythm, hitting Maidana with hooks to the body and right punches to the head.Still, the fight was in doubt late as Maidana wouldn’t quit coming forward. With the crowd on its feet in the final round he tried to land big punches, but Mayweather was able to escape most of them.Maidana, who was cheered by the crowd as he left the ring, said he wanted a rematch, and both promoter Richard Schaefer and Mayweather said he just might get one after nearly pulling off one of the biggest upsets in recent years.“If the fans want to see it again, let’s do it again,” Mayweather said.last_img read more

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Asbury Park’s Trio of Treasures

first_imgBy Mary Ann BourbeauASBURY PARK – Grand Central Station, with its glorious main concourse and Beaux-arts façade, may be getting a lot of attention in 2013 as it celebrates its 100th year. But there is a trio of treasures in Asbury Park that was designed by the same architectural firm.Warren and Wetmore brought its vision to the historic shore resort when they built the Paramount Theatre, Grand Arcade and Convention Hall.Workers restore the rosette ceiling of the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park.Hopefully, those buildings will continue to draw tourists for another 100 years, but right now their future is uncertain. In 2007 Madison Marquette, a real estate investment firm, signed on to bring back the original splendor of the complex. While many structural and aesthetic improvements have been made, the 2011 deadline to install a state-mandated sprinkler system has long passed. Madison Marquette now says the cost, in excess of $1 million, is prohibitive, especially after Super Storm Sandy caused more than $1 million in damage. An agreement reached with the city allows the firm to forego installing sprinklers and close the building if continued operation of the complex is not economically feasible.“We are engaged in conversations with city officials on this issue, and are hopeful that we can find a way to modify how the building is currently used, comply with all code requirements and continue to keep some or most of this great building open to the public,” said Anselm Fusco, senior vice president of Madison Marquette.Pending the outcome of these conversations, no events have been scheduled in the complex after May 1.Since signing on to rebuild Asbury Park’s waterfront, Madison Marquette took on the daunting task of bringing the Paramount back to the splendor that Warren and Wetmore designed. The company made significant restorations to the historical details both inside and out. The crumbling plaster was repaired and the leaky domed ceiling was brought back to its original grandeur. Ripped seating was replaced, technical and mechanical systems were brought up to date and ornamentation was refurbished. Upgrades were made to the plumbing and air conditioning in Convention Hall, and portions of its architectural glory were restored.“When you walk through these buildings, you are taken aback by their beauty,” Fusco said. “There are even design details in areas not seen by the public, and that speaks volumes to the craftsmanship that went into these iconic buildings.”The design started with Whitney Warren, a cousin of the Vanderbilts, who studied architecture in Paris and loved the city so much he lived there for 10 years. When he returned to New York in 1896, he partnered with Harvard graduate Charles Wetmore to form the Warren and Wetmore architectural firm. They first gained prominence when they designed the New York Yacht Club in 1900.Their first high-profile commission was Grand Central Station, which opened in 1913. Their vision brought about the Steinway, Helmsley and Crown buildings; Chelsea Piers; St. James Theater; and the Biltmore, Ritz-Carlton and Vanderbilt hotels in New York.They also designed Michi­gan Central Railroad, the Ritz-Carlton in Atlantic City and the Louvain Library in Belgium, which was destroyed by the Germans during World War I, according to New York Architecture’s website.The inside of the 1,600-seat Paramount Theatre including the balcony and projection area.Meanwhile, back in Asbury Park, a group of local businessmen, hotel owners and city officials toyed with the idea of building a 5,000-seat structure along the boardwalk, but the $500,000 price tag proved too costly. According to the National Register of Historic Places, 10 years passed before any further action was taken and by then, building estimates had quadrupled. By the time Warren and Wetmore submitted their bid in 1927, the cost was more than $3 million, according to the National Register of Historic Places. But the plan was approved in the hopes it would help to draw even more tourists to the tony shore resort.“Asbury Park was the upper echelon of the social circle, so I’m sure they were used to the best,” said Angie Sugrim, promotion specialist for Madison Marquette. The complex, which was completed in 1930, was designed in Italian and French themes with an emphasis on nautical motifs.In the 1,600-seat Para­mount Theatre, one can’t help but notice the sea serpents, mermaids and shell designs in the ironwork, on the seats and on the painted dome ceiling. The outside brickwork features scallop shells and other nautical artwork. Several large copper schoon­ers and lanterns are positioned high up on the balconies. Many of the molds that were used for the plaster work are still in the theater, readily available for use in future renovations.“A lot of care went into designing this place,” said Brandon Vaught, maintenance supervisor for the complex. “I like how every day I find something new in the details.”High up in the rafters is the projection area, where five original film projectors, each 6-feet tall by 6-feet long, sit dusty and untouched. Graffiti signatures fill the concrete walls, some from recent acts that have graced the stage, including the Bouncing Souls and Blue October, and others that date back to the 1930s. Musicians must love the acoustics that Warren and Wetmore included in the domed theater because even today, it provides superior sound for the artists. Sugrim said that during a performance a few years ago, Tony Bennett demonstrated this by singing a song to the audience without a microphone.“The Paramount was built with the idea that the room had to amplify itself,” she said.Rumors run rampant that the buildings are haunted. Some say the ghosts are victims of the S.S. Morro Castle, a cruise ship that once sailed between New York and Havana. On Sept. 8, 1934, the ship caught fire and came to rest on a sandbar in front of Convention Hall. Many of the 137 victims were brought inside the auditorium. Others think the hauntings could be the spirits of two cabaret showgirls who died in a dressing room fire in the Paramount Theatre many years ago. Dressing room No. 8, down at the end of a long, narrow hallway, remains in its burned-out state and the door is always kept locked.“The buildings are definitely haunted,” Sugrim said. “We all hear things, and some of us see things.”The Grand Arcade features restaurants and shops that sell shore decorations, jewelry and Asbury Park memorabilia. It connects The Paramount Theatre, which faces Ocean Avenue, and Convention Hall, located on the beach side.The lobby of the Paramount Theatre.The grandeur of the Paramount design is missing from Convention Hall, but it still has a personality of its own. It was once home to a 700-pipe Kilgen organ, which was used to provide accompaniment for silent movies. Winged seahorse designs can be seen when entering the auditorium, which holds 3,600 people and hosts various events such as concerts, sporting events, tattoo festivals, fishing flea markets and roller derbies.“It’s nice to have a big room like this and make it into whatever you want,” Sugrim said.The nautical theme runs throughout Convention Hall, with two long paintings on either side of the stage featuring striped bass and jellyfish in an ocean scene. Though the water in the paintings is not real, the water that flowed in from Super Storm Sandy was. The basements of all three buildings, where all of the electrical panels are located, were completely flooded and about a foot of water covered the ground floors. The roof and arcade doors sustained damage, beachside stairs separated and sand was piled 5 feet high in the Grand Arcade.“Relatively speaking, we had a lot less damage than the rest of the shore,” Sugrim said.last_img read more

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