Meeting to discuss Castleconnell flooding to be held by end of…

first_imgLinkedin Print Advertisement University Hospital Limerick denies claim it ignored request by sister hospital over transfer of flu patients Previous articleFinance Minister to address Brexit at major public meetingNext articleMulti car collision on M7 outside Limerick claims one life Editor Twitter Long overdue work at Janesboro church Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsCommunityEnvironmentMeeting to discuss Castleconnell flooding to be held by end of monthBy Editor – March 1, 2017 1045 center_img Limerick Senator encouraging Limerick groups to apply for new €30m fund WhatsApp Email €8 million M20 tendering process gets underway Irish Cement should not be allowed compromise public health TAGSCastleconnell VillageMontpelierSenator Kieran O’Donnell Living City review to focus on poor response in Georgian Limerick Senator Kieran O’DonnellFlood relief plans for Castleconnell Village and Montpelier will be discussed before the end of March at a public consultation organised by The Office of Public Works (OPW).The consultation will take place in Castleconnell Village, with the venue likely to be the Castle Oaks Hotel, which was the location for the previous public consultation on 1st September last.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Discussing this announcement, Limerick Senator, Kieran O’Donnell said, “At the public consultation on 1st September last we were shocked to found no flood relief plans were provided for in respect of either Castleconnell Village or Montpelier.“I am now glad to report that the OPW Minister Canney and the OPW itself have confirmed to me that flood relief plans are now prepared for Castleconnell Village and Montpelier.“Furthermore, I have secured a commitment that these flood plans will be available for Public Consultation with local residents within the next few weeks. Arrangements are currently being finalised for a specific date, with the venue more than likely being the Castle Oaks hotel.“I would encourage all residents in the Castleconnell and Montpelier areas to attend and have their say. Over 100 people attended the previous Public Consultation on and this shows how important it is to everyone in the area.“Castleconnell Village and Montpelier were both flooded on the last two occasions and the fact that the original draft flood relief report did not include any measures for either location was crazy. This is now being rectified.”“Once the date and venue are fully finalised and confirmed for the Public Consultation, it will be advertised locally and I will also inform local residents,” Senator O’Donnell concluded.last_img read more

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Bunbury hopes to break land in September for US$215M facility in Ituni

first_imgALEX Bunbury, the Guyanese-born Canadian football Hall of Fame player, is happy that his dream project – a sports and academic academy – is closer to being realised.Bunbury told Chronicle Sport last evening he’s hoping to break ground for the US$215M facility in September, as he awaits approval from the Government of Guyana.The 49-year-old, who rose to fame with Club Sport Marítimo; a professional club that competes in Portugal’s Primeira Liga, explained “not a dime of Government’s money will be spent on this project, but there are other areas that we asked to partner with them, so we’re awaiting its approval in Parliament.”.Ituni, a small community located on the long trail from Linden to Kwakwani in Region 10, is the location designated to host the Alex Bunbury Sports and Academics Academy (ABSAA).Baker Barrios Architects Inc., an Orlando-based architecture and engineering group conceptualised the design for the project.Bunbury said that the facility will be fully funded by a Canadian investment firm, but could not have disclosed further information, based on a ‘non- discloser agreement’ with the anonymous entity.However, the Plaisance native believes that the facility, with all things being equal, should be fully realised by 2020.“This will be huge for Guyana,” Bunbury said, adding, “I’m excited, this is a dream come true, for Guyana really, because this is about creating hope for young people there (in Guyana), and this also have huge tourism potential.”Bunbury is well connected and respected within the football landscape internationally, especially in Portugal where he holds his former club’s all-time leading goal-scoring record.“The idea is to have the facility also used by teams from all over the world and could potentially bring about 15 000 to 20 000 people here annually based on my projections. The project will also create employment,” said Bunbury.last_img read more

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Ruffels a match away from back-to-back in US Women’s Amateur

first_img FOLLOW US Last Updated: 9th August, 2020 06:52 IST Ruffels A Match Away From Back-to-back In US Women’s Amateur Gabriela Ruffels keeps falling behind and keeps winning her matches in the U.S. Women’s Amateur, leaving her only one match away from becoming the first back-to-back winner in nearly a decade First Published: 9th August, 2020 06:52 IST SUBSCRIBE TO US Associated Press Television News COMMENTcenter_img WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV Gabriela Ruffels keeps falling behind and keeps winning her matches in the U.S. Women’s Amateur, leaving her only one match away from becoming the first back-to-back winner in nearly a decade.Ruffels never led in her quarterfinal match Saturday until she made a 10-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole at Woodmont Country Club to beat Emilia Maigliaccio. Then, the 20-year-old from Australia fell 2 down through five holes in the semifinals against Valery Plata. Ruffels rebounded quickly, holed a 40-foot birdie putt on the 13th to go 2 up and won, 2 and 1.Next up is a 36-hole championship against 17-year-old Rose Zhang of California, who won both her matches on the 17th hole.Ruffels now has won 11 consecutive matches, the longest streak to start a U.S. Women’s Amateur career since Dorothy Campbell won 13 straight in 1909 to 1911. She will try to become the fifth player to successfully defend, and the first since Danielle Kang in 2011.“Winning the U.S. Women’s Amateur for the second time would mean everything,” Ruffels said. “I know the list of names that have won it twice and I’d love to join them. It’s the biggest tournament in women’s amateur golf and it would be an honor.”Getting to the semifinals was hard work. She fell behind on the front nine with bogeys on both par 5s, but won the ninth and 10th holes with par to square the match. Migliaccio took a 1-up lead when Ruffels bogeyed the 15th, and the Aussie squared the match with an 18-foot birdie putt on the par-3 16th.That set the stage for the final hole. Migliaccio hit her approach to 35 feet, and Ruffels took advantage of a great drive by gong after the flag with an 8-iron from 144 yards to about 10 feet away for the winning birdie.“That was a huge relief,” Ruffels said.Zhang recorded a 2-and-1 victory over Kaleigh Telfer of South Africa in the morning, and then dispatched of Alyaa Abdulghany of Malaysia by the same score in the afternoon.Zhang and Abdulghany combined for 10 birdies, with Zhang making four of them through eight holes to build a 3-up lead. The last one was a 40-footer on No. 8.“I was really feeling that birdie on No. 8,” said Zhang, the No. 9 player female amateur in the world. “From then on, I just tried to keep the momentum going.”Now she faces Ruffels, going for another title.“I feel like it’s the same, very similar to last year,” Ruffels said. “I’ll definitely draw on that experience. This championship is so crazy, with mixed emotions all the time. It’s like a roller coaster. I’m just so happy right now.”Image credits: AP Written Bylast_img read more

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