Limerick To Host Public Consultation On Draft Shannon Estuary Plan

first_imgTHE people of Limerick are being invited to attend one of a series of public consultations on a major strategic plan for the future development and management of marine-related industry and tourism along Ireland’s largest estuary, the Shannon Estuary.  The Draft Strategic Integrated Framework Plan (SIFP) for the Shannon Estuary was launched last month by Jan O’ Sullivan, TD, Minister of State for Housing & Planning and has been commissioned by a multi-agency steering group comprising Clare County Council as lead authority, Kerry County Council, Limerick City and County Councils, Shannon Development and Shannon Foynes Port Company.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The land and marine-based plan, the first of its type to be developed in Ireland, indentifies a number of strategic sites along the Estuary for future possible development in the areas of industry, tourism, energy, fishing and aquaculture and marine-related industry.Public consultations will take place at the offices of Kilrush Town Council in Co Clare on Monday 28 January, Tarbert Community Centre in Co Kerry on Tuesday 29 January, and Foynes Community Centre in Limerick on Wednesday 30 January (all times 4.30pm to 8.30pm). The events will feature presentations on the contents of the Draft Plan, while members of the public will also be able to discuss the Plan with local authority officials and representatives of the appointed consultants, RPS Consulting Engineers.Meanwhile, the SIFP for the Shannon Estuary is also on display until February 15th 2013 to give the public an opportunity to view the proposals and put forward their opinions to the appointed project consultants, RPS Consulting Engineers. To coincide with the public consultation process an amateur photography competition has also been launched. With two categories, ‘Adult’ and ‘U18’, photographs submitted can feature any aspect of the Estuary, including people, places, biodiversity, work and recreation activities. Further details may be obtained from www.shannonestuarysifp.ie.Speaking ahead of the public consultation events Cllr. Jerome Scanlan, Cathaoirleach of Limerick County Council stated: “I encourage the people of Limerick to attend the upcoming event.  The Shannon Estuary is a fragile resource that needs to be protected while it also presents huge opportunities for development that will have a positive and lasting impact on the counties that surround it. This is an ideal opportunity for people to voice their views on how best to manage this important resource.”“The Shannon Estuary and the fringe lands are key resources, and provide space and location for development, stretching from the Shannon Bridge in Limerick City, to the first bridge in Clarecastle, along the Limerick and Clare shorelines, past Foynes and Moneypoint, towards Loop Head in Clare and Kerry Head in North Kerry. By engaging with the Steering Group and appointed Consultants in the consultation process, I believe that the people of Limerick have a key role to play in the management of the Shannon Estuary to ensuring that future development takes place in a coherent and sustainable manner. I hope that many new opportunities will be afforded to the people of Limerick, and the wider region, as a result of this Plan,” the Mayor added.According to Gerry Sheeran, Senior Planner with Limerick Co. Council: “The key objective of the SIFP is to research and develop an integrated approach to facilitating economic growth and promoting environmental management within and adjacent to the Shannon Estuary. The process represents the development and implementation of first Strategic Plan for the entire Shannon Estuary including the lands immediately adjacent to the Estuary.”On completion later this year, it is anticipated that the SIFP will be incorporated, by means of Variation, into the relevant County and City Development Plans. Further consultation with the public will take place as part of that statutory Variation process.For more on the Draft Strategic Integrated Framework Plan (SIFP) for the Shannon Estuary visit www.shannonestuarysifp.ie. Email WhatsApp Twitter NewsLocal NewsLimerick To Host Public Consultation On Draft Shannon Estuary PlanBy admin – January 23, 2013 802 Printcenter_img Advertisement Linkedin Facebook Previous articlePamela Scott stores in examinershipNext articleVardakar says Shannon has no unfair advantage adminlast_img read more

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Badgers riding momentum

first_imgSophomore infielder Shannel Blackshear is one of the hitters on a hot streak for the Badgers. Blackshear hit the homerun that sparked the six-run comeback against Northwestern on Saturday.[/media-credit]Wisconsin softball heads into its doubleheader with South Dakota State on Wednesday coming off the biggest comeback in the school’s history.Down 8-3 in the bottom of the sixth inning in the first game of Saturday’s double-header against Northwestern, the Badgers were able to put together a late rally to come back to win 9-8.“It was a great team effort,” sophomore outfielder Kendall Grimm said. “We all stayed in it the whole game. Everybody was focused in the sixth inning when we made the comeback. Everybody was building off each other’s energy.”Momentum isn’t the only thing the Badgers have going for them heading into its game with South Dakota State. Wisconsin’s assistant coach Tracie Adix, who spent the past three seasons as a pitching coach for the Jackrabbits, gives her team the upper hand.“Our scouting report this time is double-sided,” Grimm said. “[Adix] has a lot of good information.”For South Dakota State, the Badgers’ ability to get out of tough jams will be highlighted in its scouting report of Wisconsin. While it has allowed a lot of runners on base this season, the Badgers have shown the ability to battle and leave opposing runners on base time and time again.“We do allow runners to get on base, whether it’s walks or errors every once in a while, but I think as a team we’re growing,” Grimm said. “We’re being able to get out of these tough situations.”Another significant strength of this Badger team has been its ability to get consistent production out of the top of the batting order, especially in the power category. One of its hottest hitters is sophomore infielder Shannel Blackshear, who hit the momentum shifting home run in Saturday’s comeback win over Northwestern. In practice this week, Blackshear looks to build off the weekend’s strong performance.“I’m focusing on pitch selection and putting the ball in play and trying to score runs for my team,” Blackshear said. “As a team we’re just focusing on getting the big hits when we have the opportunity.”Another player who is seeing success in the top of the lineup is junior infielder Karla Powell, who leads the Badgers with eight home runs on the season. After both Powell and Blackshear homered in the first game against Northwestern, Healy decided to move them into the three and four spot in the batting order, respectively. The new batting order did not turn in the best results, producing only one hit between the two hitters. However, this will not keep Healy from changing things up in the future.“Coach Healy changes it up every game,” Blackshear said. “She likes to go with what’s working, but I think they go based off what pitchers were going to see and what kind of team we’re playing.”One of the few players who is not carrying much momentum coming into Wednesday’s game is senior outfielder Jennifer Krueger. The senior put together an uncharacteristic performance against Northwestern, going hitless in both games.“Everyone has confidence in [Krueger], so we all know she can do it.” Grimm said. “She just needs to just keep working, and we know she’ll get those hits to come.”While South Dakota State heads into the double-header at Goodman Softball Complex with a record of 8-26, the Badgers have prepared for the Jackrabbits the same as every other team it has faced this season.“We want to win games, so we’re taking each opponent like they’re tough,” Blackshear said. “We’re not going to throw them off to the side.”While the Badgers have a rigorous Big Ten schedule ahead, its double-header against South Dakota State is the only opponent on the Badgers’ mind.“We are taking every single game one at a time,” Blackshear said. “We’re not even looking at the Big Ten right now.”last_img read more

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Luckbox seeks full capacity appointing Domicilium IOM as network lead

first_img Submit Share Recapitalised Luckbox calls for a recruitment drive  June 30, 2020 Luckbox: How the return of live sport has affected esports betting July 10, 2020 Share Luckbox outlines final TSXV roadmap July 29, 2020 Gearing up for its much-anticipated product launch in early 2019, esports betting incumbent Luckbox has announced that it has partnered with Isle of Man-based full-scale data centre Domicilium IOM.Entering a critical period for its operations, Luckbox has selected Domicilium to act as lead network provider, servicing its enterprise hosting, DDoS protection capacities, data transfers and recovery alongside further network provisions.Luckbox COO Quentin Martin informed that Domicilium had been selected as network lead, following a rigorous selection process, with Luckbox executives undertaking due-diligence on partners being able to service esports-betting’s unique data and transactional requirements.“Domicilium is a world-leading company, trusted by many other highly respected gambling operators” Martin detailed on selection 

The offering is compliant with the highest levels of regulatory jurisdiction, as required by the OGRA gambling licence and the service is a massively important part of our infrastructure. As with all of our third-party providers, the Luckbox team conducted an exhaustive process to select the perfect partner and we are delighted to be working with Domicilium”.Heading towards its 2019 launch, this August Luckbox announced that it had selected IOM-based Omega Systems as lead platform supplier, tasked with delivering player account management and payment provision functions.Domicilium Senior Account Manager David Artus backed Luckbox as ‘betting’s most exciting project’.“Domicilium is delighted to have been chosen by the Luckbox team. This is a massively exciting esports project, one which will bring a great deal of kudos to the Isle of Man.

“Luckbox is an extremely technical organisation, using cutting-edge technology to achieve its global ambitions and in this regard, Domicilium and Luckbox have the same technical ethos.“We have a strong mutual respect, and we are confident the partnership will grow from strength to strength.” Related Articles StumbleUponlast_img read more

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Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crash: A Caf commissioner among the victims

first_imgFormer secretary general of the national federation and high-ranking football official, Hussein Swaleh Mtetu is among the 32 Kenyans who perished on Sunday 10 March morning on the crash of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 that was on its way from Addis Ababa.Husein Swaleh was reportedly returning home after serving as Commissioner in the CAF Champions League match between Ismaily SC (Egypt) and TP Mazembe (Democratic Republic of Congo) played on Friday in Alexandria.The President of the Confédération Africaine de Football, Ahmad Ahmad and all the African football family send their condolences to our dearest Hussein Swaleh Mtetu family, his relatives and to the Kenyan Football Federation.Mr. Hussein Swaleh was appointed as CAF Match Commissioner for 2018-2020. He was the secretary general of Kenya Football Federation (KFF) when Kenya last played at the Africa Cup of Nations finals in Tunisia 2004.The Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 to Nairobi crashed early on Sunday, killing 149 passengers and eight crew, the airline said having left Bole airport in Addis Ababa at 8:38am (+3GMT), before losing contact with the control tower just a few minutes later at 8:44 am.last_img read more

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