Gardai investigating separate motorcyclist fatalities

first_imgWhatsApp Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Twitter [email protected] Previous articleLimerick news briefs Boots Night Walk, public procurement, US promotionNext articleBrakes applied to Uber’s Limerick pilot scheme Staff Reporter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai are still looking for a second man who fled from the stolen carGardai in Limerick are investigating the separate crashesGARDAI in Limerick are continuing their investigations after two men died off their motorbikes in separate crashes in Limerick over the weekend.Just minutes apart, but in different areas of Limerick, the two men died after their bikes left the road on Saturday evening.The first crash happened at Quinn’s Cross Roundabout near Mungret at 7.30pm where a Polish national, aged in his 50s, was seriously injured when the bike he was driving struck the roundabout.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The man was treated at the scene before being brought to the nearby University Hospital Limerick but he died a short time later as a result of his injuries.10 minutes later but in O’Malley Park, a 25-year-old man who was known to Gardai, died after the motorcycle he was driving left the road when it hit concrete bollards.The incident happened at 7.40pm and the man was initially treated at the scene by members of the Limerick City Fire and Rescue who were in the area dealing with a fire at a derelict house.The death of the two men comes just hours after Michael McNamara, a pedestrian who was struck by a car in Thomondgate, was laid to rest.Seven people have been killed on Limerick roads since the start of the year with three of those deaths occurring in the last week.As post mortems are carried out, Gardai in Roxboro are appealing for witnesses to contact them on 061 214 340.See more Limerick news here WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads NewsGardai investigating separate motorcyclist fatalitiesBy Staff Reporter – July 31, 2017 968 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival center_img Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print Advertisement Linkedin Facebook Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Tony Yazbeck & More Assume New Roles in Neverland

first_imgTony Yazbeck in ‘Finding Neverland'(Photo: Carol Rosegg) Star Files Some familiar faces are flying back toward the second star to the right. Finding Neverland alums Paul Slade Smith and Dana Costello have assumed the roles of Charles Frohman and Marie Barrie, respectively, in the Audience Choice Award-winning musical. They take over for Marc Kudisch and Teal Wicks at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Additionally, Tony Yazbeck will return to the role of J.M. Barrie on June 10, stepping in for current star Alfie Boe. The production is set to shutter on August 21.Smith returns to the role of Charles Frohman after temporarily stepping in in April; he also understudied the role while playing Mr. Henshaw. His additional credits include Wicked and The Phantom of the Opera on tour and writing Unnecessary Farce and The Outsider. Before Finding Neverland, Costello appeared on Broadway and on tour in Jekyll & Hyde.Yazbeck, who previously performed a two-month stint as J.M. Barrie earlier this year, received a Tony nomination in 2015 for On the Town. His additional stage credits include Chicago, White Christmas, Gypsy, A Chorus Line and Oklahoma! on Broadway and Prince of Broadway in Japan.Directed by Diane Paulus and featuring a score by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy and a book by James Graham, Finding Neverland follows the story of J.M. Barrie and his relationship with the family of widow Sylvia Llewelyn Davies. Llewelyn Davies’ children eventually became Barrie’s inspiration to write Peter Pan.In addition to Smith, Costello and Boe, the current cast includes Laura Michelle Kelly as Sylvia Llewelyn Davies and Sally Ann Triplett as Mrs. du Maurier. Related Shows Tony Yazbeckcenter_img View Comments Finding Neverland Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 21, 2016last_img read more

Newly Built Old Brookville Mansion Asks $60M

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York This newly constructed Gold Coast estate house dubbed Maison Des Jardins designed in the style of 17th century French Classicism is listed for sale in the Village of Old Brookville.Built last year by a top team of architects, contractors and craftsman, this eight-bedroom mansion with 10 and a half bathrooms has 22,000-square-feet of living space. It is situated on an 8-acre lot exhibits all the grandeur, elegance of Versailles with its soft limestone facade, intricate ironwork, and Vermont slate roof, but built for today with geothermal heating and highest-end everything.The house comes equipped with an eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, fully finished basement, central air conditioning and six fireplaces. Outside it has a five-car attached garage, patio, and heated in-ground pool.The house is located near the Cedar Brook Golf & Tennis Club, Brookville Country Club and other parks. It is also near the Glen Head Long Island Rail Road station and a short drive from downtown Roslyn and Glen Cove. It’s located in the North Shore School District.The asking price is $60,000,000, which makes it currently the most expensive house listed for sale on MLSLI, the region’s leading real estate service. The price does not include the annual property taxes of $59,241.The real estate agents listed for the property are Eloise Halpern and Patricia Bischoff of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. They can be reached at 516-759-0400.last_img read more

The negative side of market liberalization: In Dubrovnik and Split, there is “chaos” in the taxi market

first_imgAs in chaos theory, with the momentum of butterfly wings – the market was liberalized and opened, while on the other hand, as always, it led to some new problems and consequences. That is why, as in everything, it is important to monitor how the market is moving on the ground and in the real economy and what are the consequences, sometimes even negative and unexpected, in order to react properly and influence the improvement of the whole system. Of the Act. Last year, the transport guild sent four inquiries to the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure about how to control whether the law respects new carriers, which, as Topic pointed out, can still be called taxi drivers, but did not receive a response. Also, he added, the Ministry of the Interior did not answer the question about the number of traffic accidents in which vehicles that performed taxi transport were involved. INCREASED NEWS: What has caused problems in some destinations, such as Dubrovnik and Split, is the fact that under the new law, local governments must issue licenses to provide taxi services in their area to all licensees, and not as before, only to those in their area. This means that, for example, a taxi driver from continental Croatia can legally taxi along the coast, which is what happens, and a similar phenomenon occurs as overtourism i.e. too many taxis in one area and the local government has no control. “This kind of anarchy on the streets of Split began after the law was passed. Unfortunately, we have also witnessed a number of traffic accidents, where the culprits were unprofessional taxi service providers, and some of them had fatal consequences.”, It is stated in the announcement. Certainly the solution is not to go back and abolish market liberalization, because the market is the best regulator. Of course in this story it is necessary to ensure fair market competition and how to find a solution to stop the negative consequences of the same, especially in the context of illegal taxi drivers, ie those who break the law, but it is certainly great how the taxi market was finally liberalized (the market is the best regulator) and how the law of market competition rules. Who is faster, better, better, more creative, more innovative… he will survive. Precisely to that fact last year the mayors of the cities of Dubrovnik and Split reacted and warned, who pointed out that the liberalization of the taxi market was expected to reduce congestion and provide a more affordable service of using taxi transport for all citizens and visitors. However, as the mayors pointed out, neither effect occurred in Dubrovnik or Split – two cities under UNESCO protection, but under enormous pressure from taxi vehicles. The economy, like tourism, is a living organism, and it is not enough just to make a decision and the matter is resolved. On the other hand, we live in the 21st century where changes are extremely rapid, which directly affect the economy and the way and culture of living. The changes will be faster and faster. Either we adapt or we disappear – that is the rule of today’s modern market competition. THE EFFECT OF CHAOS THEORY: IF YOUR DESTINATION IS NOT IN THAT REGION, YOU MUST NOT GET OFF THE HIGHWAY Carriers also point out that, presumably, with a small number of fines already written, even fewer will be collected, which directly harms the state budget, and the taxi market is flooded with companies that do not report drivers properly, nor are they professionals, but by driving after full-time in their profession they try to earn extra. According to the New Road Traffic Act that has been in force since 2018, it has finally happened liberalization of taxi markets which has led to fair market competition, increased competition, lower prices and higher quality and service differentiation. THE TAXI MARKET IS FINALLY LIBERALIZED “Since the adoption of the disputed Road Transport Act, the Road Inspectorate has either done nothing, or the institutions believe that this information should be kept secret from the citizens who finance it.” Milivoj Topic points out. However, on the other hand, it has led to major problems or the invasion of taxi drivers to the “most tourist” destinations, such as the city of Dubrovnik and Split, which from year to year achieve tourist records, and thus the influx of taxi drivers from all over Croatia. which additionally overload the poor city infrastructure which, under the pressure of tourism, otherwise bursts at the seams. Last year, there were more than three thousand taxis in Dubrovnik, and before liberalization there were about 220, while in Split there were also about three thousand taxis, and according to the city administration, the optimal number is about 650. A representative of that guild Milivoj Topic he wondered who was interested in hiding statistics on these problems and whether Split would have a collapse of 5.000 taxis next season, most of which would damage the reputation of the profession and the city as a tourist center. DUBROVNIK AND SPLIT AGAINST LIBERALIZATION OF TAXI MARKET, WANT TO INTRODUCE ORDER They reacted to the same problem yesterday from Transport Guild at the Association of Craftsmen of Split, who assessed that there is anarchy and disorder on the streets of that city due to unprofessional taxi service providers, and they see the reason for that in the new Law on Road Transport. “Vehicles are rented or borrowed while the disputed companies attract people to work without borders, and when they can no longer maintain their ‘business model’, they go bankrupt and leave behind even millions of debts. ”, conclude in a statement of the Transport Guild at the Association of Craftsmen of Split. last_img read more

Global Gaming promotes Joacim Möller to Group CEO

first_img Related Articles StumbleUpon Submit Videoslots and SafeEnt take Swedish licence count to 18 December 4, 2018 Share Global Gaming confirms exit of CEO Joacim Möller April 30, 2019 The governance of Stockholm-listed igaming operator, Global Gaming has confirmed the promotion of Joacim Möller as new Group CEO with immediate effect.Möller previously held the position of Chief People & Organisation Officer plus COO of Global Gaming since January 2017, and has further acted as interim-CEO since May 2018 replacing former leadership incumbent Stefan Olsson.Global Gaming’s new leader is a 20-year veteran in corporate administration for both start-up enterprises and multi-national conglomerates.In former executive roles, Möller has served as Group Human Resources Director for Swedish automotive group Scania and as corporate logistics lead for Scandinavian hospitality and leisure firm Hoist AB.Commenting on his new role, Möller said: “It is with great enthusiasm and humility that I accept this role as CEO and Group CEO of Global Gaming. I look forward to working with our team to continue delivering innovative and secure gaming solutions and to create growth and value for our shareholders, players and employees.”Confirming the appointment of Möller to investors, Global Gaming’s Chairman of the Board, Peter Eidensjö, said:“It is our pleasure to appoint Joacim Möller to the role of CEO and Group CEO. From the start, his contribution to the shaping of the organisation, way of working and winning culture we enjoy in the Group has been invaluable. Considering his business sense and solid leadership skills, we are confident he is the right person to lead Global Gaming forward in its growth journey and in the process of obtaining a gambling licence in Sweden.” Global Gaming gains Estonian Vision with EMTA licence July 23, 2018 Sharelast_img read more

Gervinho hands Elephants crucial win over Togo

first_imgTournament favourite Ivory Coast scrapped through with 2-1 win over Togo in a gritty West African Group D derby.Yayha Toure put the Elephants ahead in a first half but the Hawks drew level on the stroke of half time.Gervinho scored late on in the second half but it was Barry’s superb last gasp save that ensured that Ivory Coast went home with maximum points.The match was expected to be competitive and it did live up to its billing.Just two minutes into the game, captain Adebayor was presented with a glorious opportunity after a horrendous blunder by Kolo Toure but the Tottenham striker, with just Barry to beat, over-elaborated and wasted the opportunity.He was dearly punished four minutes later as Yahya Toure opened the Ivorian account with a decent strike which eased through a forest of legs and beating the Hawks goal keeper. Toure was unlucky when his well taken shot hit the wood work and Gervinho blasting wide the rebound.The Hawks lifted up their game with striker Adebayor making some rampaging runs on the left but his final delivery could be connected.Just when the game was cruising to recess, Jonathan Ayite stepped up with a half volley from a corner to put the Hawks back on level.Togo returned from the recess looking more and more adventurous in front of goal and had a seemingly legitimate goal ruled out.Nibombe soared above his markers to head home a corner but just when he jetted off in jubilation he was told the goal had been disallowed. The Ivorians stepped up their game with Gervinho getting the second goal and possibly the game winner but not yet.Barry will be their saviour as he palmed out a goal bound flick on the stroke of full time to keep alive the Ivorian dream for gold after 21 years.last_img read more


first_imgCurrent and former members of Donegal County Enterprise Board pictured on Friday at the launch of the print and digital book to mark the board’s 20 years of supporting local enterprise.The huge role Donegal County Enterprise Board has played in the economic development of the county was highlighted at the weekend at celebrations to mark twenty years of promoting entrepreneurship.As part of the celebrations, businesses from all over Donegal were invited to promote their enterprise at a special showcase in the Clanree Hotel on Friday, while the special milestone was also marked by the launch of a commemorative book celebrating microenterprise in Donegal over the last 20 years.Chairman of Donegal County Enterprise Board, Mr. Seamus Neely, said Donegal County Enterprise Board (DCEB) had always been noted for an innovative approach and high achievement in support of the micro enterprise sector. He said the book served to highlight some of the innovative initiatives the board has taken over the years.The Chairman of Donegal County Enterprise Board, Seamus Neely and the CEO of Donegal County Enterprise Board, Michael Tunney the launch of the print and digital book to mark the board’s 20 years of supporting local enterprise.“Over the years the Board has been fortunate to have accessed a range of additional funds and resources into the county to assist our small business community. We are extremely grateful to all those organisations and individuals who have supported the Board and its projects and programmes over the past 20 years.”He added that over that period DCEB has approved over €11.5 million to over 340 businesses and has had over 11,500 participants on workshops, training programmes and management development programmes.Michael Tunney, CEO of DCEB said that over the years the Board has continually sought to develop its services adding that the experience, skills and expertise of the staff within the Board had been critical to the Board’s service development and delivery over the years. “Through the Board’s active participation on the County Development Board and its forerunner, the County Strategy Group, Donegal County Enterprise Board has been the acknowledged first point of contact for enterprise development in the county in the last fifteen years.”Ursula Donnelly, Assistant CEO of Donegal County Enterprise Board, John Henry McLaughlin, Councillor John Ryan, Danny McMenamin, Ciaran McMenamin of 3Dom Filaments Ltd and CEO of Donegal County Enterprise Board, Michael Tunney, pictured at the Donegal County Enterprise Board Business Networking Showcase in the Clanree Hotel on Friday last.He added: “Through this engagement on the County Development Board, the Enterprise Board has always sought to highlight the role and importance of local business to the county’s economy.”And the success of the local business supported by DCEB was evident in the figures in the commemorative booklet highlighting not only the fact that 2,014 jobs had been assisted but also that over 90% of grant-aided businesses were still trading.Friday’s celebrations offered a free opportunity to local businesses to showcase their enterprise and to network with other businesses in the county and a large number – from all parts of the county – grasped the chance to take part to highlight their venture.The commemorative booklet also featured some of the businesses supported by DCEB over the past twenty years, in a wide range of disciplines from tourism and engineering to food, manufacturing and services. The booklet – available in digital format from and from the DCEB website – also highlighted details of the services and operations of DCEB, including Management Development and Training, Female Entrepreneurship, Food, Education, Cross Border Programmes and Enterprising Donegal Week.The DCEB Chairman Mr. Seamus Neely meanwhile explained that in the near future the Boards will be re-structured into the local authorities as Local Enterprise Offices (LEO) and will operate under a Service Level Agreement between the Local Authority and Enterprise Ireland.“This re-structuring will see LEO carry out extended services to the small business community in the county, as well as greater integration with the services of the Local Authority and the other enterprise agencies, both within the county and nationally,” he said.Meanwhile CEO of DCEB, Michael Tunney said it is essential going forward that the agency for the promotion of entrepreneurship and for supporting local businesses retains an ability to respond with flexibility to both the needs of local businesses and the needs of local economic development. “Donegal County Enterprise Board has always sought to respond with genuine interest, concern and commitment to the needs of the county and its business community. The Donegal Local Enterprise Office will continue to respond with similar creativity, innovativeness and engagement,” he concluded.The next big event on the local enterprise calendar will be Enterprising Donegal Business week from March 03rd to 8th keep up to date by logging onto www.donegalenterprise.iePictured at the Donegal County Enterprise Board Business Networking Showcase in the Clanree Hotel on Friday last were from left Pauric Hilferty of Greenlight Media, Councillor Ciaran Brogan, Emer Johnston of Imagine if Only, Denis Finnegan of Finn Media, CEO of Donegal County Enterprise Board, Michael Tunney and Joseph Doohan of Finn Media.DONEGAL COUNTY ENTERPRISE BOARD STILL DOING THE BUSINESS AFTER 20 YEARS! was last modified: December 4th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:20 yearsCelebrationsDonegal County Enterprise Boardlast_img read more

South African companies take to 3D printing

first_imgNervous System, a design company based in the US, makes delicate filigree lights using a 3D printer. (Image: Nervous System )• A ‘disruptive’ technology: Sandile Ngcobo’s world-first digital laser• World-class tech hub planned for Joburg• South African women on Forbes Africa tech list• Breakthrough technology makes Soweto school among world’s greenest• Science and technologySarah WildAdditive manufacturing, otherwise known 3D printing, is taking off in a big way in South Africa. The technology can create any physical model from a software file sent to a printer anywhere in the world.Any object, from a piece of jewellery to the fuselage of an aircraft, can be custom made without wasting any materials using additive manufacturing. The technology is being used to manufacture high-tech specialised parts for the aviation industry and custom-made biomedical prostheses such as hip joints.“It’s the next industrial revolution,” says Director of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies at the Department of Science and Technology, Beeuwen Gerryts. “But the big difference between this [one] and the last industrial revolution is that it is not geographically constrained.”Consulting company Wohlers says the market for additive manufacturing is now worth about US$3-billion, with an annual growth of 35%. A good reason to accelerate efforts to get additive manufacturing into the local manufacturing industry, according to Gerryts.To this end, the Department of Science and Technology, in conjunction with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), is developing an additive manufacturing technology road map to plot the course for South African companies and manufacturers. Gerryts says educating people about what can be done with 3D printing will form part of the roadmap.The Rapid Product Development Association of South Africa, which co-ordinates activities and knowledge sharing in the sector, estimates that there are more than 1 400 3D printers in South Africa, of which about 300 are in the high end of the market, in science councils and higher education institutions. Rapid3D specialises in a wide range of 3D print and prototyping services. (Image: Rapid3d )Gerryts says that there are technology stations at the Vaal University of Technology, the Central University of Technology and the CSIR’s National Laser Centre where interested manufacturers can familiarise themselves with 3D printing.“SMEs [small and medium-sized enterprises] can go there and get an item prototyped and a one-off made,” says Gerryts. “They can have access to the technology, and get the look and feel of their prototyped product. It’s a low-risk environment [in which they can] make decisions.”Although there are initiatives to drive large-scale manufacturing, the additive manufacturing road map also opens doors for entrepreneurs and small-business owners who do not have the capital for large quantities of stock or retail space.Already, South African companies are utilising 3D printing. Rapid3d, a KwaZulu-Natal-based 3D printing company, is one such company. One of the founders of the company, Dave Bullock, says there has been an “explosion of consumer-type products accessible to hobbyists and enthusiasts”. These start at about R10 000 and are usually for 3D printing with plastic.“The machines are spread over a wide range of applications, and are diverse in terms of cost,” he says, adding that the more commercial printers, which usually process metals, can cost millions, according to Bullock.But first, you need the know-how. Bullock says: “The single biggest requirement is to have access or already be using 3D content generation … For 3D printing, you have to have 3D data.” However, the advent of smartphones and 3D-imaging applications means that almost anyone with a cellphone has access to 3D-visualisation software.After losing four fingers in a woodworking accident in 2001, South African Richard van As used 3D printing to build himself a new hand called “Robohand”. The technology has since been used to rebuild a hand for a five-year-old boy who lost his fingers because of amniotic band syndrome. Richard van As created a new hand using 3D. (Image: Robohand)However, the major South African investment in 3D printing has been in the additive manufacturing of titanium. The Titanium Centre of Competence, with a price tag of about R200-million, is an umbrella organisation that co-ordinates the country’s technological development, with the aim of developing and commercialising South Africa’s titanium industry.The Centre’s research ranges from primary metal production to high-speed additive manufacturing, such as titanium hip joints. The R40-million Project Aeroswift, a collaboration between the National Laser Centre at the CSIR and the South African aerospace manufacturer, Aerosud, aims to develop additive manufacturing techniques and the world’s largest 3D printer.The international appeal of 3D printing can be seen in Nervous System, a design, art and jewellery company located in Somerville, Massachusetts in the US. “Customers create their own designs with our web-based design tools,” says co-founder of Nervous System, Jessica Rosenkrantz. “Next we transmit the file to our 3D printing partner for fabrication and after about two weeks, we will receive the 3D-printed part in our studio.”Nervous System conducts its business mainly online, although Rosenkrantz says that they do have a small gallery in their work studio. “We definitely save on operating costs by not having a public store front. Because we have low or no inventory, we are also able to experiment and make improvements to our products,” she says.Rosenkrantz says Nervous System chose 3D printing as her technology of choice because the company uses software as its medium. “We create design systems based on how patterns form in nature and use those to ‘grow’ our products … Their forms are complex and would be very difficult to make using traditional manufacturing methods.”last_img read more