Meet the buyers at Limerick food event

first_imgAnn & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up Previous articleFrom seeking asylum to culinary gold for Limerick Institute of Technology studentNext articleBon Secours Hospital named as new sponsor of Limerick SHC Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge NewsBusinessMeet the buyers at Limerick food eventBy Staff Reporter – April 1, 2019 1022 Email Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick on Covid watch list Printcenter_img Limerick food producers Joe O’Connor, Truely Irish, Newcastlewest and Caroline Rigney, Rigney’s Farm Curraghchase.Photo: Liam BurkeLocal Enterprise Offices from around the country have joined forces to create a brand new ‘Meet the Buyer’ event.The event, which is intended to raise the profile of the country’s finest food producers, will take place at the Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) on Thursday, May 23.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It is estimated that up to 90 food producers will have the chance to pitch their businesses to the top buyers from Ireland, Northern Ireland and the UK who are expected to attend.The trade only event is open to buyers from across the food industry such as supermarket groups, food wholesalers, retailers, independent fine food shops, food service, development and restaurant chefs, and many more.The Local Enterprise Office (LEO) network is providing training to the participating producers in branding, layout and presenting their products in advance of the event. There will also be break-out sessions during the day, focusing on a variety of topics such as the different purchasing strategies, major issues facing the food industry, and the preparation for the impact of Brexit.Attendees at the LIT event will also have to opportunity for free entry into this year’s Irish Quality Food Awards 2019.Eamon Ryan, Head of LEO Limerick: said “that this event provides an opportunity for producers to meet influential buyers. The event will assist food and drink start-ups to secure orders as well as learning from buyers about what products are likely to be successful in the marketplace of the future”.LIT Vice-President Dr Liam Brown said the event is a valuable extension of the colleges work in helping to develop a robust and sustainable food industry into the future.”The Meet the Buyer event follows the success of last year’s Local Producer Showcase, which brought together the best of the Mid-West Irish food and drink.Buyers who are interested in attending this event should register at qualityfoodawards.comby Miranda [email protected] Advertisement Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites WhatsApp Twitter TAGSawardbusinessLimerick City and CountyNews Facebook TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type!last_img read more

Global politicians wade into RMF debate

first_imgFrederik Willem de Klerk, former President of South Africa, has written a letter to The Times, published yesterday, voicing his opposition to calls for the statue of Cecil Rhodes at Oriel College to be removed. This follows a similar intervention two days ago by former Australian Prime Minister and Rhodes Scholar Tony Abbott into the debate, which gained national and international attention a week ago following Oriel’s receptive response to the movement.Co-founder of Rhodes Must Fall in Oxford Ntokozo Qwabe has also labelled the French flag a “violent symbol” and said he would support a campaign to remove it from universities, telling The Sunday Times, “I would agree with that in the same way that the presence of a Nazi flag would have to be fought against.”Oriel College has recently announced the imminent removal of a plaque honouring the white supremacist colonial and a six-month listening period to determine the fate of the statue.De Klerk, South Africa’s most recent white President, stated, “We do not commemorate historic figures for their ability to measure up to current conceptions of political correctness, but because of their actual impact on history,” The former President, an Afrikaner, who was instrumental in ending racial segregation in South Africa in the 1990s and was succeeded by Nelson Mandela, labelled the Rhodes Must Fall in Oxford movement “a folly”. He went on to say, “My people – the Afrikaners – have greater reason to dislike Rhodes than anyone else. He was the architect of the Anglo-Boer War that had a disastrous impact on our people.“Yet the National Party government never thought of removing his name from our history,” he added, in reference to his former party.The Boer War, in which thousands died, is infamous for Britain’s use of concentration camps against black people and the Dutch-origin Boers, the ancestors of today’s Afrikaners. Tony Abbott, who was Prime Minister of Australia until September of this year, has sought to discourage Oriel strongly from conceding to the student-led movement any further, commenting to The Independent, “Oxford would damage its standing as a great university if it were to substitute moral vanity for fair-minded enquiry. The university and its students should prefer improving today’s orthodoxies to imposing them on our forebears.”  He also remarked, “The University should remember that its mission is not to reflect fashion but to seek truth and that means striving to understand before rushing to judge.“Racism is a dreadful evil but we all know that now… It’s a pity that Rhodes was, in many respects, a man of his times.  We can lament that he failed to oppose unjust features of his society while still celebrating the genius that led to the creation of the Rhodes scholarships.”The Rhodes Must Fall campaign and Qwabe have come under increased scrutiny in the past week in the national press. Having been branded a ‘hypocrite’ by many online commentators, The Sunday Times today brought to national attention Qwabe’s response to last month’s ISIS-affiliated terrorist attacks in Paris made publicly on Facebook, stating, “I refuse to be cornered by white supremacist hashtagism into believing that showing my disgust for the loss of lives in France mandates identifying with a state that has for years terrorised – and continues to terrorise – innocent lives in the name of imperialism, colonialism, and other violent barbarities.“I do NOT stand with France. Not while it continues to terrorise and bomb Afrika [sic] & the Middle East for its imperial interests.”In the Sunday Times article entitled ‘After Rhodes he wants to tear down tricolore’, Qwabe declined to say whether he thought France and ISIS were equally bad, but commented,  “Well, [France] has committed acts of terror in numerous parts of the world” and, “I wouldn’t say French bombs are somehow less significant.”Rhodes Must Fall has published a response to Tony Abbott’s intervention into the debate which is printed in full below: Dear Tony,We read your recent letter, begging Oxford to protect a statue of your old chum, Cecil Rhodes. It was filled with what you call ‘suppositories of wisdom’.This isn’t the first time you’ve trivialised genocide: ‘there was a holocaust of jobs under the opposition, Madame Speaker’. Just an honest mistake, of course.But now you’ve really put your foot in it, Tony. You say removing a statue of old Cecil would lower Oxford’s standing in the world? When the University accepted you, it already did that.Hate to break it to you, Tony, but opposing glorifications of racist mass murderers is not a ‘fashion’. In case you haven’t noticed, we’re not doing this to win a popularity contest. On the other hand, if old Cecil fell, that might look bad for your flailing political career, wouldn’t it, Tony. Very unfashionabe indeed.Apparently fighting racism is no longer virtuous to you because ‘everybody knows it’s wrong’.Here’s the thing, Tony: we think it’s rich of a white former Prime Minister of Australia, a country in which you’re sixteen times more likely to be incarcerated if you’re Aboriginal, to give the world lectures on racial justice. We won’t mention Australia’s own history, Tony, because that would be very, very unfashionable.We now know why you didn’t speak up about violent police killings abroad, or the racial composition of the illegal detention centres you built at home: you’re avoiding the fashion! You’ve been avoiding fashion for a long time, Tony. Time to give it a try.We look forward to hearing more of your opinions, now that you have a bit more time on your hands. Sorry about the whole ouster thing. Don’t worry, being removed from a high position is soon to be in fashion.All our love,Rhodes Must Fall in Oxfordlast_img read more

Ohio Woman Accused Of Luring Jamestown Teen To Have Sex With Her

first_imgStock Image.BUFFALO – An Ohio woman was indicted Monday after allegedly trying to have sex with a 15-year-old from Jamestown last year.The U.S. Attorney’s Office says that Priscilla Vogelbacher, 37, of Oregon, Ohio, is charged with enticement of a minor and two counts of interstate travel with the intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct.Prosecutors allege that between November 2018 and June 2019 Vogelbacher developed a relationship with the teen over the internet and lured them to engage in sexual activity.Vogelbacher is also accused of making two separate trips from Ohio to Jamestown, to have sex with the 15-year-old. The charges carry a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years in prison, a maximum of life, and a $250,000 fine. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Record Rainfall

first_imgBright green grass across the fields, lawns and roadsides of northern and central Georgia is making those parts of the state look more like Ireland than a typical Georgia in February. Copious rain, coupled with periods of much warmer-than-normal temperatures, is waking up plants early and causing them to green up.The National Phenological Network says that Georgia is almost three weeks ahead of usual in signs of spring.Rainfall across northern and central parts of Georgia has been much above normal, with some areas receiving more than 7 inches of rainfall so far in February. Parts of the northeast mountains have received almost a foot of rain this month, including some melted water from snow.With the average precipitation for the month ranging from about 4.5 inches in most areas to 6.5 inches in the mountains, February has already surpassed the monthly average rain total at many locations.Many University of Georgia weather stations are experiencing their top five wettest Februaries on record, including Athens (first), Atlanta (third), Macon (fourth), and Columbus (fifth). These stations are also recording winter precipitation amounts in the top five highest. Athens is rated as highest ever, with Augusta, Columbus and Macon the third wettest, and Atlanta the fifth wettest winter to date. This is likely to make the winter season — November through February — one of the wettest on record for Georgia.By comparison, parts of southern Georgia are fairly dry, with rainfall amounts of less than four inches along the Coastal Plains. The southeast coast has been the driest part of the state, with Savannah reporting 2.9 inches and Brunswick receiving only 1.64 inches for February so far.Abnormally dry conditions have persisted in this area through the winter with the storm track stuck farther to the north and currently only a tiny area of the state in designated drought, according to the Drought Monitor.Due to the heavy rain conditions, many streams are flooding and standing water can be seen in many fields and ditches. Lake Lanier reached its highest level since 1964, and UGA soil sensors at the Gainesville station near the shore are currently underwater, as the lake has covered the ground beneath the station.Streams are overflowing their banks in many watersheds. A few small dams have been overtopped from all the rain in that region as well.Moderate rain is expected for the next week, with the heaviest amounts anticipated for southwestern Georgia, where it may alleviate some of the dry conditions there.In March, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center predicts that average temperatures will likely be colder than average, with wet conditions most likely in the southern half of Georgia. Continued wet conditions are predicted to persist through May, while temperatures are most likely to be warmer than usual.To view weather data from UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ automated weather stations, go to www.GeorgiaWeather.net.last_img read more

Gold Coast development: East on the Broadwater set to launch to the market

first_imgEast on the Broadwater will be built on a 1143sqm site on Marine Pde, Biggera Waters.A BOUTIQUE residential apartment project overlooking the Gold Coast Broadwater has being given the green light.East on the Broadwater will be built on a 1143 sqm site on Marine Pde, Biggera Waters, opposite the foreshore.The seven-level development will include 12 three-bedroom apartments.After success in the Sydney market buoyed by its customer-centric design philosophy, developer Pex Projects has moved its operation to the Gold Coast. Family buys $2 million house for Uber East on the Broadwater will be built on a 1143sqm site on Marine Pde, Biggera Waters.“East represents a rare opportunity to secure a brand new apartment with uninterrupted Broadwater views that cannot be built out on Marine Parade,” Mr O’Connor said.“These apartments surpass our design brief of being very large with heaps of natural light and great ventilation, plenty of storage space, quality detailed finishes and private open space. “The homes have also been designed to allow you to grow old, with level floors, wide corridors and extra wide doors throughout. “All this in a secure, boutique sized building with low ongoing maintenance and strata costs.” MORE NEWS: How’s the serenity? Coast ‘castle’ hit the market East on the Broadwater will be built on a 1143sqm site on Marine Pde, Biggera Waters.“Buying off the plan can be a daunting and unsettling experience for some, so we decided to do something about this by providing an interactive experience for our early buyers,” Pex Projects director John O’Connor, a civil engineer by profession, said.“We offer those who join us during the detailed design stage, before construction commences, the opportunity to influence the design of their home. We work with them over a period of time, to explore and influence a number of elements in their apartment design such as floor plan layouts, kitchen designs, joinery details, floor coverings, through to lighting and power point locations.”More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa14 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoDesigned by Sydney based architects Greenbox Architecture, East on the Broadwater features two 260 sq n apartments per level. Each apartment has Broadwater views from each bedroom and views from the open plan kitchen and lounge, through floor to ceiling sliding doors leading out onto the front balcony. The main 3m deep balcony allows residents to enjoy the tropical Coast climate and waterside entertaining all year round.Resident facilities include a communal barbecue area, along with secure basement carparking, with two car parks per apartment.East on the Broadwater is set to be released to the market in the coming weeks.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59last_img read more

Halfpenny steers Toulon into final

first_img The Wales full-back booted six penalties and a conversion of wing Bryan Habana’s interception try midway through the additional 20 minutes as Toulon triumphed 25-20 to book a Twickenham final appointment with fellow French heavyweights Clermont Auvergne on May 2. Leinster gave as good as they got for most of the contest, with centre Ian Madigan kicking five penalties and flanker Sean O’Brien scoring a late try, but it was Madigan’s pass that South African speedster Habana intercepted to see Toulon home. Toulon, bidding to become the first team in 20 years of European knockout club rugby to win three successive tournaments, were pushed all the way by a Leinster side that delivered its best performance of this season’s competition. Ultimately, though, they were left to reflect on what might have been, conceding 13 points during extra-time after holding Toulon 12-12 after 80 minutes. But Toulon will need to deliver a far more clinical display if they are to threaten Clermont in what will be a repeat of the 2013 European final. England international Steffon Armitage had to be content with a place on the Toulon bench, providing cover for the back-row trio of Juan Smith, Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe and Chris Masoe, while Matt Giteau partnered Mathieu Bastareaud in a midfield of contrasting styles. Leinster, meanwhile, fielded an unchanged team from the side that edged past quarter-final opponents Bath two weeks ago as they looked to reach a fourth European final in the past seven seasons. Toulon exerted pressure from the start, and they almost went ahead after five minutes when a steepling Frederic Michalak kick failed to be gathered by Leinster wing Fergus McFadden or full-back Rob Kearney, and Toulon skipper Chris Masoe touched down. Referee Wayne Barnes, though, brought play back for an early infringement after playing advantage, and Halfpenny booted Toulon ahead. But the lead proved to be short-lived as Madigan passed 100 points in Europe this season with an angled penalty that tied things up, and he landed two further penalties during a four-minute spell that left Toulon with food for thought. Leigh Halfpenny kicked Toulon into the Champions Cup final at Twickenham next month and kept his team on course for an unprecedented European title hat-trick following an extra-time finish at Stade Velodrome. Leinster did not to need to do anything spectacular, it was more a case of keeping pressure on Toulon and making them concede penalties, with Madigan in the mood to gratefully accept his opportunities. Halfpenny narrowed the deficit via his second successful penalty 11 minutes before half-time, and there remained little to enthuse the crowd in terms of attacking rugby, as both teams seemed intent on trying to dominate midfield exchanges. Armitage entered the action five minutes before half-time, replacing an injured Smith, but Leinster still held the advantage, having rarely been threatened by a Toulon team that often built solidly, yet lacked a final thrust. Michalak, who had failed to spark Toulon during the opening half, lasted just eight minutes of the second period before being subsituted, with head coach Bernard Laporte sending on Rudi Wolf and moving Matt Giteau from inside centre to fly-half. Halfpenny then missed a difficult penalty, but he made amends with a 55th-minute penalty that drew Toulon level and at least breathed life into a game riddled by errors and that cried out for some attacking initiative. Leinster continued to absorb Toulon’s somewhat limited attacking game, and as the clock ticked down, it became a battle of wits and which team could control its nerve. Madigan showed signs of cracking when a penalty attempt 15 minutes from time hit the post, which gave Toulon an opportunity to counter-attack, forcing their opponents into some frantic defending. Leinster kept their defensive line intact, but they were punished at the breakdown by Barnes, and Halfpenny’s fourth successful penalty made it 12-9. But Madigan continued to match his fellow marksman blow for blow, finding his range from just inside Toulon’s half with a superb strike that levelled things up once more entering the closing 10 minutes. Gopperth had a chance to win it for Leinster with two minutes of normal time remaining, but his drop-goal attempt drifted agonisingly wide, then Armitage landed a final-kick penalty well short, which meant 20 minutes’ extra-time. Halfpenny and Madigan exchanged further penalties during the early flurries of extra-time, before Toulon’s New Zealand World Cup-winning lock Ali Williams was sin-binned for taking out rival lock Devin Toner in the air from a restart. It appeared a harsh call by Barnes, yet Toulon galvanised themselves via another Halfpenny penalty and Habana’s breakaway score that finally broke Leinster, even though O’Brien crashed over from close range with five minutes left. Press Associationlast_img read more