Limerick’s werewolf invasion

first_imgAdvertisement November’s US election is the topic that got Ireland Googling most this year Twitter TAGSGoogleLimerick 2030 Print Call for changes to Opera Centre plans NewsLimerick’s werewolf invasionBy John Keogh – July 11, 2014 1069 First Limerick Twenty Thirty project just six weeks out from completion Facebook World-class Gardens International opens in Limerick City center_img Email Marks and Spencer agreement for Limerick city centre Previous articleCity Hall’s evening expo for Made in Limerick €2.3m worksNext article35 countries land military aircraft at Shannon John Keogh RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Linkedin A CAMPAIGN launched by a group of Limerick residents in April to change Google’s top search suggestions for Limerick from ‘Why is Limerick so rough?’ to ‘Why is Limerick so awesome?’ has succeeded, albeit with one unexpected result.Now, when Google users type ‘Why is Limerick…’ into a search box, the top suggestion will now read ‘Why is Limerick so awesome?’.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up However, the fourth suggestion in the list is now the somewhat bizarre ‘Why is Limerick so full of werewolves?’Limerick residents can rest assured that there is no need to run for cover during a full moon, the suggestion is down to a counter-campaign started by commenters on following on from Limerick 2030’s campaign.Earlier this year Limerick 2030, a group of Limerick people aiming to promote the city in a positive light, urged Google users to search ‘Why is Limerick so awesome?’, as if over 100 people type the same question, it will cause a change in Google’s auto-complete algorithm.The idea emerged after Limerick 2030 members spotted that the top searches for Limerick at the time were ‘Why is Limerick so rough?’ and ‘Why is Limerick called stab city?’.A spokesperson for Limerick 2030 told Limerick Post: “We are doing our best to get Limerick shown in the best light. When people are coming to a city a lot of them are going to go to Google first so it’s refreshing to have something that brings eyes onto what’s good about Limerick.” Gardens International base for Nordic Aviation Capitallast_img read more

BP energy outlook sees global fossil fuel demand falling for first time this year

first_imgBP energy outlook sees global fossil fuel demand falling for first time this year FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Fossil fuel consumption is set to shrink for the first time in modern history as climate policies boost renewable energy while the coronavirus epidemic leaves a lasting effect on global energy demand, BP said in a forecast.BP’s 2020 benchmark Energy Outlook underpins Chief Executive Bernard Looney’s new strategy to “reinvent” the 111-year old oil and gas company by shifting renewables and power. It includes three scenarios that assume different levels of government policies aimed at meeting the 2015 Paris climate agreement to limit global warming to “well below” 2 degrees Celsius from pre-industrial levels.Under its central scenario, BP forecasts COVID-19 will knock around 3 million barrels per day (bpd) off by 2025 and 2 million bpd by 2050. In its two aggressive scenarios, COVID-19 accelerates the slowdown in oil consumption, leading to it peaking last year. In the third scenario, oil demand peaks at around 2030.While the share of fuels has shrunk in the past as a percentage of the total energy pie, their consumption has never contracted in absolute terms, BP chief economist Spencer Dale told reporters.“(The energy transition) would be an unprecedented event,” Dale said. “Never in modern history has the demand for any traded fuel declined in absolute terms.” At the same time, “the share of renewable energy grows more quickly than any fuel ever seen in history.”Even with energy demand set to expand on the back of growing population and emerging economies, the sources of energy will shift dramatically to renewable sources such as wind and solar, Dale said. The share of fossil fuels is set to decline from 85% of total primary energy demand in 2018 to between 20% and 65% by 2050 in the three scenarios. At the same time, the share of renewables is set to grow from 5% in 2018 to up to 60% by 2050.[Ron Bousso]More: Fossil fuel demand to take historic knock amid COVID-19 scars: BPlast_img read more

Gold Coast property market prepares for auction blitz

first_imgMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa21 hours agoPool with a view. It’s the first time 104/3645 Main Beach Pde has been listed for sale since 1986.THE Gold Coast’s summer selling season is set to start with a bang, with some 36 properties scheduled to go under the hammer across the region this weekend. A Main Beach penthouse is expected to attract plenty of attention when it goes to auction on Saturday. It’s an iconic penthouse with a vista to match.Tolemy Stevens of Harcourts Coastal said he had 80 groups through the DeVille Apartments penthouse at 104/3645 Main Beach Pde over four weeks. “In 14 years of selling luxury beachfront properties this is the biggest response I’ve had,” he said. “It just goes to show trophy real estate can still attract a crowd.”Other properties set to hit the auction block range from an Isle of Capri waterfront lifestyle home, to a chateau-style mountainside residence in Tallai. 104-106 Red Oak Drive, Tallai has a grand ballroom, spa, waterfall and pool. Picture perfect poolside. 46 Salerno St, Isle of Capri is set to sell.Hundreds of properties are anticipated to go to auction over summer, drawing huge crowds and attention, in a final selling blitz before the Commonwealth Games.last_img read more

Dearborn Co. Road Repairs Wed., Thurs.

first_imgLAWRENCEBURG, Ind. – Repair work is scheduled to begin tomorrow on S.R. 48/ Dielby Road at Hospital Hill.The highway will be closed between U.S. Highway 50 and Tower Road during maintenance operations.Indiana Department of Transportation officials say traffic is being routed around the S.R. 48 closure via S.R. 148 and U.S. 50 during daytime hours.Beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday, road crews will mill away damaged pavement areas in a 2000-foot section of S.R. 48 on Hospital Hill. The work is expected to be complete by 8 p.m. The road is scheduled to reopen at that point.On Thursday morning, INDOT maintenance crews will repave the section of road which results in an expected 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. closure.Inclement weather could postpone the work, officials say.INDOT officials advise motorists to drive with caution while construction trucks and equipment enter the work zone.last_img read more

Tipp intermediates looking forward to Cork challenge

first_imgWe will have extended live updates from the Intermediate clash with Tipp Fm’s Stephen Gleeson. William Maher’s side face Cork as well.The team is set to feature a mixture of U21 and senior qualified players.The Tipp boss is hoping that those who get to play make the most of the opportunity.last_img

Tax Officials Raid Madrid Superstar Ronaldo’s Yacht (Photos)

first_imgThe operation, which was filmed by an agent, lasted for 90 minutes.Cristiano Ronaldo has had an eventful summer that started with being charged with defrauding the Spanish government of £13million. He then threatened to quit Real Madrid for lack of protection on their part however it seems like he has made a u-turn and is now set to stay with the Spanish and European champions.Related Ronaldo thereafter hurried back to the yacht where he met the aforementioned officials though reported that one of Ronaldo’s family members put the situation under check.Speaking on the raid afterwards, a Spanish Tax Agency spokesman revealed that the inspection was a routine one. He said: “It formed part of routine checks on vessels that are carried out every summer in different parts of Spain including the Balearic Islands.“It doesn’t affect the users of the vessels but their owners or the charter firms if they are rented out.“These inspections involve the requesting of different documentation for the purpose of varying fiscal checks, especially regarding the possibility that the exemption on registration tax is incorrectly applied.“That exemption can be applied if the vessel is actually being rented out, but not if it’s not being rented.” the spokesman concluded. Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly had to deal with Spanish tax officials after they raided his yacht while he was out enjoying a meal with his pregnant girlfriend in a restaurant.The tax officials demanded to see the documentation from those on board as part of the ‘routine checks’ that are carried out every summer.last_img read more