Limerick’s LaCucina is best in Ireland – again

first_imgTwitter FOR the second year running, Limerick and LaCucina have the best casual dining restaurant in Ireland. The duo behind the ever popular Castletroy based eatery, Lorraine Fanneran and Bruno Coppola, beat of some very stiff competition to take the crown at the gala awards night last week in Dublin.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The best of the best from the Irish world of food and wine were out in force and the six week judging process ended with the Limerick couple taking to the stage and with it the retention of the Irish title they won in 2010. “We just can’t believe it, this is amazing and we are over the moon. We just do pizza and pasta from our little place and we have won this brilliant title again,” were the words of Lorraine, the social media engine and front of house to the restaurant, while Bruno, chef and kitchen maestro, said that “it’s just brilliant to see the places that we have been up against and the fact we came out on top is a huge huge reward for all our efforts”. The subtle yet slick Italian themed eatery, often frequented by faces young and old including many players from both Munster and Ireland rugby teams, took the best casual Dining award over the eateries such as Farmgate, Cork; L’Olliver, Kildare and Mishi Sushi in Dublin. WhatsApp Advertisement Previous articleJudge Tom’s new chapter beginsNext articleStrong line up for Doonbeg Festival admin Facebookcenter_img Linkedin NewsLimerick’s LaCucina is best in Ireland – againBy admin – May 31, 2011 959 Email Printlast_img read more

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NAFCU to FCC: Clear up TCPA uncertainty for CUs

first_imgNAFCU asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to clear up confusion surrounding the definition of an automatic telephone dialing system (ATDS) in light of recent court decisions so credit unions can contact their members without fear of inadvertently breaking the law.The association’s call for action and rulemaking was sent Tuesday to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, whom NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger met with in May to discuss the commission’s approach to Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) rulemakings. The letter was also sent to Commissioners Michael O’Rielly, Brendan Carr, and Jessica Rosenworcel.NAFCU’s letter, sent by Executive Vice President of Government Affairs and General Counsel Carrie Hunt, explains that the FCC’s 2015 order “created an environment that produced absurd results and lined the pockets of plaintiffs’ attorneys seeking to take advantage of a vague statute and the Commission’s expansive interpretation.” continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Snow Squalls Hit Long Island Amid Bone-chilling Temperatures

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Long Island got its first real taste of snow this season as squalls moved across the region Thursday morning amid bone-chilling temperatures.The National Weather Service’s Upton office warned of near-zero visibility from snow squalls, potentially creating whiteout conditions in some areas. Accumulation is expected to be minor, but poor vision and icy roads were the agency’s top concern.The sudden burst of snow comes as the Island is enveloped by an arctic air mass that has slowly moved across the middle of the country and finally arrived in our area Wednesday night. The frigid air is expected to hang around until Friday, forecasters said. Numerous vehicle crashes were reported across LI as a result of the snow.Temperatures are expected to be in the 20s Thursday with wind chills in the single digits by the evening.The weather service has issued a wind advisory until 6 p.m. Thursday and a high wind warning until Friday morning as gusts are predicted to top off at 60 mph. The force of the winds could topple trees and power lines and cause widespread power outages, the weather service warned.Wind gusts are supposed to die down considerably on Friday, but frigid temperatures will remain. Forecasters are calling for the mercury to sit around the high 20s throughout the day before falling to the low 20s in the evening. There’s also a possibility that the Island will receive 1 to 2 inches of snow, the weather service said.Long Island will get a break from the brutal cold this weekend with temperatures rising to the 40s and 50s, but rain is in the forecast.Long Islanders will be more familiar with this arctic blasts more culturally-accepted moniker: the polar vortex. The air mass is always present but occasionally dislodges and heads south, as is the case now, unfortunately.last_img read more

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Two-night IMCA One Night Stand is this weekend at LaSalle Speedway

first_imgLaSALLE, Ill. – One night of IMCA racing just won’t be enough for the One Night Stand at LaSalle Speed­way.Presented by Hoker Trucking, the third annual spe­cial retains its name while expanding to two days Friday and Saturday, Aug. 4 and 5.IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Late Models and Karl Chevro­let Northern SportMods race each race for $1,000 to win on opening night and for $3,000 to win on night two.Both Modified features are qualifying events for the 2018 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. IMCA Speed­way Motors Weekly Racing National and Allstar Per­formance State points will be awarded both nights in all three divisions; Side Biter Chassis North Central Re­gion points will be given for each Modified show as well. There are no entry fees.Minimum start money on Friday is $200 for Late Mod­els and $125 for Modifieds. Late Models get $250 to start, Modifieds $150 to start on Saturday. Start money both nights for Northern SportMods is $100.Tow money in all three divisions is $75.Pit gates open at 2 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 3 p.m. both days. Hot laps are at 6 p.m. with racing to fol­low. Spectator admission for adults is $20 on Friday and $25 on Saturday. Kids 11 and under get in free when accom­panying a paid adult and pit passes are $35 both days.The Thursday, Aug. 3 open practice runs from 6-10 p.m. Pit passes are $25 and there is no charge for grand­stand admission.More information is available by calling 815 223-6900 or by emailing [email protected]last_img read more

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BGC dedicates 20% of advertising to safer gambling

first_imgShare Related Articles Submit StumbleUpon The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has committed to making sure that 20% of TV and radio advertisements from its members are safer gambling adverts.In April, BGC members voluntarily removed all TV and radio product advertising for a period of six weeks during the lockdown. Writing on Politics Home, BGC Chief Executive Michael Dugher explained that the trade association plans to continue its commitment to safer gambling.He wrote: “What’s important to me, as CEO of the new standards body, is that people are able to gamble safely and that the regulated industry is committed to the highest possible standards. That means that when it comes to advertising, we also need the highest possible standards.“That is why during lockdown, when people were confined to their houses, increasing their screen time, often feeling isolated and bored, and for many with financial uncertainty, there was a need for even greater levels of safer gambling and an added layer of sensitivity around advertising.“At the end of April, our industry went further and announced restrictions on gaming advertising. As a result, pre-booked advertising slots were devoted to safer gambling messaging, donated to a charity, or removed completely. I had hoped that remaining major gambling operators like the National Lottery would follow our lead, but that sadly didn’t happen.”Dugher emphasised that there is a ‘balance’ to be achieved between advertising and responsibility, and so BGC members will ‘continue to abide by the stringent measures which are already put in place by advertising standards watchdogs’.He continued: “This agreement by BGC members comes to an end today, but the industry’s commitment to responsible advertising and promoting safer gambling will continue.“To that end, our members – who account for around half of all gambling advertising on TV and radio in the UK – will ensure that at least 20 per cent of all advertising on TV and radio will be safer gambling adverts.“In response to public concern, we voluntarily introduced a ‘whistle-to-whistle’ ban on TV advertising around all live sport.This means that, for any live sports before 9pm, from five minutes before an event starts, during it and until five minutes after it ends, no betting adverts can appear. It is worth remembering, incidentally, that there are no restrictions on National Lottery advertising at any time of day.“No doubt prohibitionists from the anti-gambling lobby will say that the advertising restrictions on our members do not go far enough.”In addition to the 20% of safer gambling adverts, Dugher revealed that the BGC has called for further action to be taken on the Online Harms Bill, which will see the Government crack down on those promoting unregulated betting sites.Through collaboration with third parties such as technology platforms and charities, BGC plans to ‘raise awareness of the measures available to tailor the adverts that we, our children and other vulnerable people see’.A Code of Conduct for affiliates will also be developed, while requests will be made to encourage the licensing of affiliates by the UK Gambling Commission.Dugher concluded: “In the coming weeks and months, millions of us will fancy a flutter – whether that’s on Royal Ascot or a bet on the Merseyside derby – and the vast majority will do so happily and safely. The BGC is determined that every possible step is taken to make sure that continues to be the case.“As we happily begin to ease our way out of lockdown, we will continue to have our foot on the gas when it comes to our commitment to safer gambling – including responsible advertising.” BGC lauds success of whistle to whistle ban August 21, 2020 UK gambling adopts toughest online advertising code to protect underage audiences August 27, 2020 Share BGC calls for updates to ‘outdated’ payment regulations August 21, 2020last_img read more

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