NewsLimerick Chamber calls for businesses to enter prestigious awardsBy Guest Writer – July 1, 2013 696 TAGSLIMERICK ChamberLimerick Chamber Regional Business AwardsMaria Kelly RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Advertisement Chamber calls for O’Connell Street revitalisation programme to commence as matter of urgency The closing date for entries is 4 October 2013. Companies interested in entering the awards should visit www.limerickchamber.ie. Finalists for each award category will be announced at the Limerick Chamber President’s Dinner on 15 November 2013. The judging panel is drawn from the senior management teams of our sponsors along with consultants from The Discovery Partnership. The awards are open to businesses in Limerick, Clare, Tipperary, North Cork and North Kerry – both members and non-members of Limerick Chamber can enter. WhatsApp Linkedin Best Start-up / Emerging Business AwardBest SME Business AwardBest Large Indigenous Business AwardBest FDI Business AwardBest Exporter AwardBest Retail & Hospitality Business AwardBest Sport, Art & Culture Award No cabinet position means Mid West will need special attention Twitter Facebook Aer Lingus announcement for Shannon base – Limerick Chamber statement LIMERICK Chamber has launched the 2013 Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards to honour excellence and innovation in business.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In association with award sponsors LIT and launch sponsors Lyons of Limerick, the Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards aim to celebrate the achievements of companies in the region and to recognise their contribution to the economy.Speaking at the launch, Maria Kelly, Limerick Chamber CEO, said: “Businesses are looking for innovative and cost effective ways to promote their business and the Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards are one such opportunity. Companies that are interested in progressing their business, telling their story to a wider audience and recognising the achievements of their team, are encouraged to apply for the 2013 Awards.”Dr Maria Hinfelaar, President, LIT, overall sponsors of the Awards, said: “LIT is delighted to partner with Limerick Chamber in recognising the success and achievements of businesses in our region. As sponsors of these awards for the third year running, we honour companies who are thriving and succeeding in a difficult economic climate.” In total, there are seven categories in the 2013 Awards: Limerick Chamber appoint new President Previous articleJFK’s sister marks Shannon visitNext articleParade to mark National Sports Festival Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Planned housing and medical campus further indication of positivity for Limerick – Chamber CEO states Chamber calls for meeting with Minister Eamon Ryan on Aer Lingus and national aviation policy Print
Versailles, In. — The Central Muscatatuck Watershed Project, Ripley County Soil and Water Conservation District, and Ripley County Purdue Extension are sponsoring a Cover Crop Workshop & Field Day Tour on April 4, at Southeast Purdue Agricultural Center, 4425 East 350 North, Butlerville, IN 47223. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon.Presentations to include drainage and cover crop successes, drainage vidoes and lessons learned, benefits and challenges of cover crops, soil basics, funding opportunities.To make reservations, contact Ripley County Soil & Water Conservation District office in Versailles at 812-689-6410 extension 3, by March 28.Lunch will be provided. This event is free and open to anyone with interest.
Viztoria returned to winning ways with an impressive success in the Go Racing In Kildare Waterford Testimonial Stakes at the Curragh. Eddie Lynam’s classy four-year-old remains lightly raced and was having her first run since finishing down the field in the Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville in August. Dropping markedly in class to Listed level, the 15-8 favourite arrived on the scene full of running under Pat Smullen two out and quickly accounted for An Saighdiur, who had cut out the pace in company with Tylery Wonder. Press Association McCreery said: “She had to do the donkey work at Roscommon, but Leigh was able to sit in today and she did it well. The bit of experience helped her. I don’t know if she will run again this year. She had a mid-season break which helped her, and we’ll have to see if there is anything for her.” Fastnet Mist rewarded favourite-backers in the Irish Field EBF Fillies Maiden. The David Wachman-trained three-year-old was breaking her duck at the sixth attempt as she stayed on well to hold the determined challenge of Diylawa by a neck. Winning rider Wayne Lordan said of the 11-8 winner: “She was entitled to win that. The filly that beat her in Killarney has been Listed-placed twice since. The nine furlongs suited her, but she has the pace for a mile. I’d be very hopeful that she can pick up some black type next year.” She soon put the race to bed when asked, going three lengths clear of stablemate Gathering Power, who ran a good race in second. Lynam said: “It’s great to have a good horse, but even better to have a good owner. They have been very patient, and that’s the first time in a long time that she’s had her ground. There has been no problem, we have just been waiting on the ground. “She ran on very bad ground in France and ran poorly. We never found a reason for it, but that’s the only blip on her CV. “She will go for the Champion Sprint (at Ascot) next Saturday, and is entitled to take her chance.” Devonshire, sporting the famous maroon and white silks of Sheikh Mohammed, came with a strong late run to open her account at the fifth time of asking in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden. The Fast Company youngster was produced from off the pace to challenge deep inside the final furlong. Private Paradise and Corail were involved in a battle for the lead, but neither had an answer to Leigh Roche on the Willie McCreery-trained filly, who pulled half a length clear of Corail. Often, a half-sister to Giant’s Causeway, made a pleasing debut just behind the placed horses, but favourite New Alliance sadly broke down.
Falcons vs. Steelers, Oct. 7 — Steelers must start fast, Conner must be a focal point (Mike Pelaia’s preview)
The 1-3 Falcons come to Heinz Field on Sunday, Oct. 7, to face the surprisingly bad 1-2-1 Steelers. It’s a game that both teams need to have. The loser will be facing a massive uphill climb the rest of the season just in order to sniff the playoffs.It will be a game that features two high-powered offenses against two very susceptible defenses. Who will come out on top?Here are the keys to the game.The Steelers Need To Start FastThe Black and Gold have been bad at home this year and in the playoffs last year. They haven’t scored a first quarter point at home since last December, they’ve been down a combined 35-0 at home in the first quarter so far this year and they have failed to convert a single opening drive first down in any game in 2018.That cannot continue this week. If this team wants to be successful, they need to begin that success early and then sustain it throughout. This continued need to play catch-up is killing them and it will again if it happens vs. the Falcons. With an offense as high-powered as this one, it’s mind-boggling to see what’s occurring early in games. It’s also completely unacceptable. Randy Fichtner better get a game plan in order from the opening whistle if he doesn’t want to hear screams from above after this game. The Steelers don’t need to score on their opening drive, but they need to move the football and they need to be up by the end of the first quarter.James Conner Needs To Be A Focal PointThere’s news this week that Le’Veon Bell is returning during the bye week. I’ll believe it when I see it. Honestly, I hope he does, if not sooner. This team needs him right now. As far as I’m concerned, he won the face-off with Steelers management. They need him more than he needs them. Don’t think so? Think about this—Bell is potentially this team’s best defender, in that he keeps the Black and Gold defense off the field. Would you rather see Bell running the ball or this defense on the field?Until his return though, James Conner needs to be that guy. That goes along with starting early. The team cannot afford to get down early and abandon the run. They need to pound the ball early, get Conner some breakaway plays and he needs to carry it 20 times, or more. He needs to do what Bell does, keep this defense off the field; it’s the only chance for success they have.When Ben Roethlisberger has to throw it as many times as he has, this team does not have success, traditionally. I know the Falcons have a susceptible defense but the Steelers must control the clock through Conner in order to come out with a victory. If they choose to play the fast, uptempo game, as if they were the Golden State Warriors, they’ll end up on the losing end of a shootout.The Secondary MUST Step UpWho in a Black and Gold uniform is going to stop Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley? Both Jones and Ridley average over 17 yards per catch. Ridley already has six touchdowns to go along with it. In other words, they take the top right off the defense.You know what’s not good? The Steelers defense loves to let opposing offenses take the top off. See Artie Burns or Coty Sensabaugh. Joe Haden is the only cornerback that I trust and I’m not sure even he can cover Jones.They have to find a way to keep these receivers in front of them at all costs, they may even be better off holding the receivers vs. giving up the big plays. Yeah, that’s where I am with this group right now. They are terrible and until they prove otherwise, consistently, I’ll continue to think so.The Front Seven Need To Provide HelpThe secondary is awful, no question about it, but the front seven aren’t really doing their jobs this season, either. After the Cleveland week, where has TJ Watt been? How about Cam Heyward or Stephon Tuitt? Bud Dupree has played above my expectations but beyond that, nobody is doing much of anything.When you have the secondary the Steelers have, the front seven need to make up for it. They aren’t doing it so far. They must pressure Matt Ryan, the Falcons’ QB who has only thrown two picks this season; and if Devonta Freeman plays on Sunday, they best find a way to contain him, too.Either way, I think this defense is giving up over 30 points this week.…………………………………………..If the Steelers are unable to put up over 35 points this week, they will not win this game. I have no trust in this defense right now and the scary thing is, I’m losing faith in the offense that has so much talent.That all said, I think you’ll see the offense get Conner involved more this week. Antonio Brown is going to show up in full force this week and put together his best game of the season, to date and the defense will come up with a big play or two when it counts.The Steelers will save their season with a 38-33 victory to the delight of the hometown faithful. MIKE PELAIACOURIER STEELERS CENTRAL
Facebook4Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Thurston Economic Development CouncilThe Thurston Economic Development Council (EDC) announced today that it has entered into a collaborative agreement with South Puget Sound Community College to establish an entrepreneurial center at the future Rowe Six campus of SPSCC, catalyzing the development and growth of high-wage, high–value, private sector companies in our community.As part of its expansion, SPSCC will be moving the functions of its entire Hawks Prairie Center to the Rowe Six campus, located on Sixth Avenue SE in downtown Lacey. The site consists of five existing office building totaling 100,000-square-feet in Lacey’s Woodland District. In addition, the Thurston EDC will also move its entire operations to the campus, allowing both organizations to capitalize on the strengths of the other to ensure that the highest quality business resources are provided to Thurston County.“The collaborative approach we are taking with SPSCC in creating a synergistic economic development engine will help recruit new investment into Thurston County, and accelerate and retain private sector investment in our region,” said Michael Cade, Executive Director of the Thurston EDC.The concept for this collaboration is the outgrowth of conversations that executive staff at SPSCC and Thurston EDC – along with partner organizations City of Lacey, Thurston Chamber of Commerce, Saint Martin’s University and leaders at Joint Base Lewis McCord – have had on how to best move forward as a community to support cluster sector growth and entrepreneurial growth. The EDC and SPSCC have complimentary long-term objectives to visualize a model for regional economic development, and are actively envisioning the scope of the new facility and its offerings.“The college is excited about this evolution in our partnership with the EDC and delighted at the possibilities for economic growth this will bring the community and the opportunities this will offer students,” said Tim Stokes, president of South Puget Sound Community College.SPSCC is embarking on an $8M renovation of the first building on the Rowe Six property. The renovation of the 50,000 square-foot building is slated to be complete by the end of 2014, with both organizations moving into the space soon thereafter.