Advertisement 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 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 Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie 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 www.DailyEdge.ie 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 Capital
An invitation has been extended to US President Donald Trump to visit Haiti in the aftermath of reports that he made a derogatory comment about the French speaking Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member state.The invitation came from Haiti’s ambassador to the US, Paul Altidor, who was speaking with CNN on Monday.According to Altidor, the words reportedly said by the president were an insult to Haiti’s dignity.“The words, they did hurt the community, they did hurt the country of Haiti…..it hurt because one, it’s an insult to our dignity but more importantly it’s because too much of Haiti is misunderstood,” said Altidor.Invitation doesn’t excuse Trump’s apologyThe Haitian ambassador, in issuing the invitation said it “doesn’t excuse an apology for what was said” and that “such words shouldn’t be coming out of anybody’s mouth, let alone the President of the United States.”During a meeting with lawmakers here last week, the President reportedly made the comment about immigrations for Haiti, El Salvador and African nations.However, Trump later tweeted that he “never said anything derogatory about Haitians, other than Haiti is, obviously a very poor and troubled country.”St. Lucia PM also critical of TrumpMeanwhile, the Prime Minister of St. Lucia, Allen Chastanet, has also weighed in on the issue.Chastanet told reporters in St. Lucia on Monday that Trump’s statements were ‘very unfortunate’.He expressed the view that CARICOM had issued an appropriate response.‘If anything, I think that maybe the African Union’s response which asked for an apology would have been appropriate,’ Chastanet declared. ‘I think there are two sides to take, one obviously from an international perspective that it’s just insulting, and particularly when you think of what Haitians and Haiti have gone through, and the need for our assistance,’ he observed.According to Chastanet, Haitians are still trying to recover from a devastating earthquake and Hurricane Matthew one year ago. “If anything, they need our sympathy not that level of criticism,’ Chastanet told reporters.He explained that the world is becoming very unsympathetic. “We need to know that we need to get our own act together and we have to do more in order to progress our own development plans and make sure that we are viable countries,” he said.
Image Courtesy: India TodayAdvertisement 6jugqNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs86lWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E9dk5z( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 57y2Would you ever consider trying this?😱3xl1Can your students do this? 🌚blcRoller skating! Powered by Firework After showing off his top form in the Group D matches, G.Sathiyan has advanced to the next round. He is now going to face World No 1 Timo Boll at the 2019 ITTF Men’s World Cup. The Indian paddler defeated both Jonathan Groth and Simon Gauzy to advance to the knockout stage of the tournament.Advertisement Image Courtesy: India TodayThe final match between Timo Boll and G.Sathiyan is to be held in Chengdu, China. After winning the game, he spoke to the media expressing his nervousness as well as excitement in facing the fifth seed Timo Bell, “The name is enough. I am a huge fan of him (Boll), but the pressure is on him to deliver. This is the first time I will be playing against him in an international tournament, and I am looking forward to putting up a great show.”This is the 16th time the World no 1 is taking part in the Men’s World Cup. He has won the title twice before.Advertisement Jonathan Groth of Denmark had experienced defeat in the first game against Simon Gauzy on Friday. In order to advance to the pre-quarters he needed to defeat the highest-ranked Indian Paddler G.Sathiyan, but he was unable to do so as Sathiyan won the game 11-3, 12-10, 7-11, 16-14, 8-11 and 11-8.Advertisement Advertisement