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

French asset-management promotion group outlines action plan

first_imgThe measures would also give asset managers the ability to improve their management fee disclosure, as well as to decide on whether to use the AMF’s fund classification, which has now been made optional.Other measures would allow management firms to use a wider range of liquidity management tools to manage their investment strategies in the best way, and make use of new pre-marketing possibilities, the organisations said.The AMF and the AFG also said FROG would institute an annual meeting to make sure the initiative continued developing.They named Jean-Louis Laurens as ambassador for the French asset management industry to promote the sector’s strengths within professional bodies and to major international investors.Laurens has been managing partner and chairman of the management committee of Rothschild & Cie Gestion since 2009, and headed up Robeco’s French subsidiaries from from 2005 to 2009. A newly established working group set up to make France’s asset management industry more attractive to foreign investors has outlined a series of steps to reach the goal.France’s Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) and the French asset management association – the Association Française de la Gestion Financière (AFG) – set up the working group earlier this year, calling it FROG as an acronym for “French Routes and Opportunities Garden”.FROG has now produced a report on the outcome of its deliberations including seven concrete measures.These seven steps will help the industry to compete on an international level by letting investors choose fund subscription and redemption solutions from a comprehensive catalogue, and giving them access to SICAVs (open-ended investment companies) that have opted to comply with a governance charter, the AMF and the AFG said.last_img read more

With multiple scenarios in play, Dodgers’ pitching plans are up in the air

first_img Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco But all of that could change.The Dodgers have scheduled rookie right-hander Walker Buehler to start Sunday against the San Francisco Giants. But Dodgers manager Dave Roberts would not commit to that if Sunday is not an elimination game for the Dodgers.“Obviously these next two games, things can change,” Roberts said. “Leading into Sunday, we have Walker slated. Then it gets to Monday or Tuesday – we’ve got some options. But right now, we’re just not prepared to say who and when we’re going to use Rich.“We have some options and we don’t have to make a decision right now. Things change. Going forward, we’ve got to think through every option.”Ross Stripling lasted only 1-2/3 innings and 47 pitches in his start Wednesday in Arizona. He could be available to pitch out of the bullpen on Sunday, Roberts said. Left-hander Alex Wood has not started a game since Sept. 10, making four relief appearances each under an inning in length since then. But either could be used as an “opener” in a bullpen game Sunday in San Francisco if the Dodgers decide Buehler should be saved for a play-in game or wild-card game. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season SAN FRANCISCO — Rich Hill hasn’t thrown a pitch since last Saturday. But he looms larger for the Dodgers with each passing day.The Dodgers skipped Hill in the rotation this week so that he would be available for a potential Game 163 play-in game on Monday or a wild-card game if that’s where the Dodgers land.“The mindset is like if you were at home and somebody picked up the phone and said, “Hey, you gotta pitch today,’” Hill said. “You stay ready. And if you always stay ready, you don’t have to get ready.”Hill said he threw his bullpen session earlier this week and did a shoulder workout Friday. He’ll do some more throwing Saturday if a Monday start looks likely. That would leave Hill waiting even longer for his next assignment.“Of course, it’s exciting,” Hill said of the prospect of play-in games. “You have to look at it as a positive. You can’t take it as a negative. You can play the ‘coulda,’ ‘shoulda,’ ‘woulda’ – ‘shoulda’ beat the Reds, ‘shoulda’ won this game in the middle of August, ‘shoulda’ beat the Phillies in extra innings. Whatever you want to say. But you can’t change it so you have to make the best of it.“There’s obviously a lot of teams that would like to be in that situation. Teams that are going home are like, ‘Man, I’d play a game 163 right now if we get a chance to compete.’”STRIP DOWNStripling rescued the Dodgers’ starting rotation in the first half of the season, going 8-2 with a 2.08 ERA and earning a trip to the All-Star Game.Things haven’t gone as well in the second half.Stripling failed to complete five innings in his first two starts after the break, went to the DL with a questionable toe injury and then went to the DL again in August with an actual back injury.Since returning, Stripling has made four starts with a 6.94 ERA, failing to complete four innings in any of the starts.“It’s been really tough,” Stripling said. “I think about the All-Star break and it kind of went down there. Coming off two DL stints. I’m not going to make any excuses. But you’re right, I haven’t been able to have a lot of traction. I haven’t had any outings where I was able to kind of build confidence going into another outing. They’ve all just kind of been a battle.“Normally, you want to throw a Day Two bullpen where you’re going through the flow, getting things right. It seems like all my bullpens I’m working on stuff. Kind of tough when you’re trying to help a team win and trying to help a team that’s battling for playoff implications and you go out there and you don’t get through two innings (Wednesday). That stinks. Hopefully, it’s not the last time I take the mound this year.”ALSOThird baseman Justin Turner was in the starting lineup Friday after taking a ground ball off his left thumb during Wednesday’s game in Arizona. X-rays taken Wednesday night were negative and Roberts joked that he had not checked in on Turner before Friday’s game because he didn’t want to hear any bad news. “Hopefully, no news is good news,” Roberts said. “He’s in the lineup.”UP NEXTDodgers (LHP Clayton Kershaw, 9-5, 2.53 ERA) at Giants (RHP Dereck Rodriguez, 6-4, 2.50 ERA), Saturday, 1:05 p.m., SportsNet LA (where available), MLB Network (out of market only)Related Articleslast_img read more