Council lays on free parking for Christmas

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR SOME 3,000 on-street car parking spaces in Limerick city centre will be free from 3pm every day from Monday, November 24 until January 4, Limerick City and County Council announced today.On-street parking charges will also be suspended from 3pm each day in Newcastle West, Abbeyfeale and Kilmallock on the same dates.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The council unveiled a number of other Christmas parking initiatives today, including overnight deals in off-street car parks, €1 an hour on-street parking, and all-day parking for €4 in all Q Park carparks for shoppers who prebook online or over the phone .Limerick City and County Council consulted with a working group set up to discuss Christmas parking initiatives in the city centre, which included nominated councillors, the Mayor and a representative group from Limerick City Business Association.Mayor Michael Sheahan said he hopes the parking promotion will encourage and attract families into the city centre “to enjoy the vibrancy, quality of retailing and entertainment offering this Christmas”.“We’re specifically doing the ‘Free from Three’ promotion to encourage greater footfall into the city centre in the afternoons and early evenings, which will be a hive of activity with free festive events, traditional food and craft markets, an impressive display of Christmas lights and an exciting entertainment line up,” he said.Rory McDermott, Limerick City and County Council Traffic Department, said there is an inaccurate perception in Limerick city centre that parking is too expensive, unavailable or over-enforced.“There are 8,500 car park spaces in Limerick city centre. These consist of 3,000 on-street spaces, of which 1,000 are in the core business district and 5,500 off-street spaces, which are privately operated. The cost of on-street car parking in Limerick city centre is one of the cheapest in the country at €1 per hour,” he explained.“Our role is to operate a parking management policy across Limerick where there is 100,000 daily vehicle trips across the city road network. We want to accommodate on-street demand as efficiently as possible by sharing the number of spaces available amongst shoppers, visitors and residents. At the end of the day, our message is that parking in Limerick city is good value, there is good choice and there is plenty availability for those wishing to come in and enjoy the city centre at Christmas time.”Limerick’s Christmas Lights will be switched on the day before the parking promotions start on Sunday, November 23. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleShopping is Limerick’s top family activityNext articleJazz and cathedral recital on November 5 John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSChristmaslimerickLimerick City and County CouncilLimerick City Business AssociationMayor Michael Sheahanparking center_img Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Print Email Linkedin NewsCouncil lays on free parking for ChristmasBy John Keogh – November 3, 2014 821 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisementlast_img read more

Ally McCoist urges Mauricio Pochettino to snub Manchester United for Arsenal following Tottenham sacking

first_imgAdvertisement Ally McCoist urges Mauricio Pochettino to snub Manchester United for Arsenal following Tottenham sacking Ally McCoist believes Pochettino would be better suited to Arsenal (Picture: Getty)‘I have to congratulate him for the work that he did. I have to share with you what we already shared indoors which is that this club will always be his home, this training ground will always be his training ground.‘He can come when he wants, when he misses the players, when he misses the players that he worked with. The door is always open for him.‘From my experience, tomorrow is another day. He will find happiness again. He will find a great club again, and he will have a great future.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘He gave everything, every day at the club and he will leave with a sad feeling, but a feeling that he did great work.‘So I would just like to say that because it it is what everyone at the club feels about it also. He will always be welcome here.’Mourinho will take charge of his first match as Tottenham boss on Saturday when Spurs face London rivals West Ham.MORE: John Terry defends Jose Mourinho’s treatment of Mohamed Salah and Kevin De Bruyne Jose Mourinho’s first news conference as Spurs managerTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 30:08FullscreenJose Mourinho’s first news conference as Spurs managerhttps://metro.co.uk/video/jose-mourinhos-news-conference-spurs-manager-2053984/This 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.‘I do think Emery is vulnerable. I think he’s probably the most vulnerable [manager in the Premier League].’Mourinho, meanwhile, paid tribute to his Spurs predecessor Pochettino in his first press conference as Tottenham manager.The Portuguese boss said: ‘I’ve been smiling for two days. First of all, and I do it with a bit of sadness, I have to speak about Mauricio. 1 min. story Video Settings Comment Full Screen Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Unai Emery are under immense scrutiny at United and Arsenal respectively and Rangers hero Ally McCoist believes Pochettino could make the move across north London to the Emirates.AdvertisementAdvertisementAsked whether Pochettino would be better suited to Arsenal than Manchester United, McCoist told Sky Sports’ The Debate: ‘Yeah, I think so.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I definitely think [a young team will be better for Pochettino]. If you’re asking me, I think he’d suit Arsenal’s squad more than he’d suit Manchester United’s squad.‘There are a group of players at Arsenal he could work with immediately. Manchester United is a far bigger job, by that I mean longer term, more of a rebuild.‘I think there are, at this moment in time, probably more players to work with at Arsenal. Manchester United fans might not agree with that. About Connatix V67539 Jose Mourinho replaced Pochettino at Spurs (Picture: Getty)Pochettino has been tipped to remain in the Premier League, however, having been linked with both Manchester United and Arsenal in recent weeks.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterFriday 22 Nov 2019 9:02 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.8kShares Mauricio Pochettino has been urged to snub Man Utd for Arsenal after leaving Tottenham (Picture: Getty)Mauricio Pochettino has been urged to snub Manchester United for Arsenal after being replaced by Jose Mourinho at Tottenham.Highly-rated and popular manager Pochettino enjoyed four successful seasons at Spurs and took the north Londoners to the Champions League final last term.But he lost his job at Tottenham after a miserable start to the 2019-20 campaign and was replaced by former Manchester United, Chelsea and Real Madrid boss Mourinho. 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I don’t look for records, they look for me – Ronaldo

first_imgRelatedPosts Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Juve’s Pirlo gamble makes new Serie A season the most open for years Pirlo bags UEFA coaching badge Cristiano Ronaldo has lost count of the number of records he has broken, the Portugal forward said after scoring the 700th goal of his career during a 2-1 defeat to Ukraine on Monday.“The records come naturally, I don’t look for them, the records look for me,” he told reporters after scoring his 95th goal for his country.“Its not for anyone to reach this number and I thank everyone, team mates, colleagues, coaches and everyone who helped Cristiano become the player that he is.”However, Ronaldo said that the defeat to Ukraine in a Euro 2020 qualifier took some of the shine off the achievement.“Its a nice moment in my career but there was a bitter taste because we didn’t win.“We played well, but we didn’t win. We did everything we could and we had plenty of chances.”Ronaldo is the all time leading scorer in the Champions League with 127 goals, holds the record for the most goals in a single Champions League season, is Real Madrid’s all time highest scorer and Portugal’s most capped player and record scorer.The first five goals of Ronaldo’s career were scored for Portugal’s Sporting between 2002 and 2003.He then scored 118 goals in 232 appearances during six seasons with Manchester United and remarkably averaged more than a goal a game for Real Madrid, scoring 450 in 438 appearances over the course of nine seasons.In just over one season with his current club Juventus, he notched a further 32 goals in 51 matches.In spite of the defeat, Portugal remained second in Group G with 11 points from six games, one ahead of Serbia, and will qualify for Euro 2020 if they win their remaining matches at home to Lithuania and away to Luxemburg.“We played too much with our hearts and not enough with our heads,” said Coach Fernando Santos.Tags: Cristiano RonaldoJuventuslast_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgUNDATED (AP) — A day after postponing the Tokyo Olympics, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach is invoking comments by President Donald Trump to defend himself from criticism.Bach spoke to about 400 reporters on a conference call and was asked why it took so long to postpone the Tokyo Games amid growing concern among athletes about the coronavirus pandemic. He noted that many governments have imposed social limits only into next month or early May and pointed to Trump’s hope of easing restrictions by mid-April.Bach said “we were in line with these developments” until World Health Organization leaders said Monday that the outbreak was accelerating.The Tokyo Games were scheduled to begin July 24. Several countries last weekend called for the Olympics to be postponed until next year, but the IOC did not decide to push back the games until Tuesday.In other developments news related to the pandemic: Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins says there were no signs of foul play and that the Whitman County coroner will determine the cause of death.Beekman started all 13 games last season for Washington State after transferring from Arizona Western College.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-OBIT-DAVID EDWARDSFormer Texas A&M basketball player David Edwards dead at 48COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Former Texas A&M basketball player David Edwards has died at 48. General manager Jim Rutherford says Guentzel has not encountered any setbacks after undergoing shoulder surgery on Dec. 31. Guentzel was expected to need 4 to 6 months to recover, but Rutherford indicated his high-scoring forward is near the front end of the timetable.Guentzel had 20 goals and 43 points in 39 games this season before the injury.TRANSGENDER ATHLETES-HIGH SCHOOLUS Justice Department: Don’t treat trans athletes as girlsHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department is getting involved in a federal civil rights lawsuit that seeks to block transgender athletes in Connecticut from competing as girls in interscholastic sports. — The Colts have added another piece to their defense by signing Sheldon Day. Terms of the deal were not immediately available. He’s the second former San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle to join the Colts since free agency opened last week, joining All-Pro DeForest Buckner. Day has played in 56 games over four seasons with Jacksonville and San Francisco.NFL-BILLS-OBITEx-Bill Stratton diesUNDATED (AP) — The Buffalo Bills say former star linebacker Mike Stratton has died due to heart complications stemming from a recent fall. He was 78.Stratton was part of a Bills defense that holds the pro football record of not allowing a touchdown rushing in 17 consecutive games, spanning the 1964-65 seasons. Associated Press March 25, 2020 Attorney General William Barr signed what is known as a statement of interest Tuesday, arguing against the policy of the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference, the board that oversees the state’s high school athletic competitions.The conference allows athletes to compete as the gender with which they identify, arguing it is following a state law that requires high school students be treated according to their gender identity. It also argues the policy is in accordance with Title IX, the federal law that allows girls equal educational opportunities, including in athletics.The lawsuit was filed in February by three female runners who say they have been deprived of wins, state titles and athletic opportunities by being forced to compete against transgender athletes.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Selected by Buffalo in the 1962 draft, Stratton spent his first 11 seasons with the Bills and finished his career with the 1973 Chargers. He was a three-time All-AFL player and earned second-team AFL All-1960s team honors.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-WASHINGTON STATE-BEEKMANPolice: Washington State safety Bryce Beekman found deadPULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Washington State senior defensive back Bryce Beekman has died.Police in Pullman, Washington, say the 22-year-old was found dead in his apartment by an officer who responded to a call for help involving “breathing problems.” — Major League Soccer has extended its moratorium on team training through April 3 and still wants players to stay in their team’s local market. MLS has targeted May 10 as a potential return date. Team training facilities may be used only for physical therapy purposes at the direction of the team’s medical staff.— The All England Club says it is still evaluating whether to postpone or cancel Wimbledon because of the coronavirus pandemic and plans to make a decision next week. That’s when the club’s main board is scheduled to hold an emergency meeting. Main-draw play at Wimbledon is slated to start June 29 and preparations for the tournament are supposed to begin in late April.— Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns says his mother is hospitalized and in a medically induced coma after contracting the new coronavirus. Towns said both his parents went to the hospital recently and were tested for the disease. While his father was released and told to quarantine at home, his mother’s condition deteriorated to the point where she was put on a ventilator and placed in a coma.— NASCAR says in a memo to teams that one of its employees at Atlanta Motor Speedway two weeks ago has tested positive for the coronavirus. The employee was not identified, and NASCAR said the individual has been receiving medical care and all potentially exposed have been told to self-quarantine. NASCAR was scheduled to race at Atlanta March 15 without spectators. But two days prior to the race, NASCAR postponed Atlanta and last weekend’s race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.— Experts are pointing to a Feb. 19 soccer game as one of the biggest reasons why the Italian city of Bergamo (BEHR’-gah-moh) has become an epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic. On that day a third of the Italian city’s population made the short trip to Milan to watch their team play Spanish club Valencia. Nearly 2,500 fans from Spain also traveled to the match. Two days later, the region’s first case of locally transmitted COVID-19 was reported. More than a third of Valencia’s team eventually became infected following what some are calling “Game Zero.” Former teammate Charles Henderson posted on social media that Edwards died of complications from the new coronavirus. The Associated Press couldn’t independently confirm Henderson’s account.Edwards held the single-season school record for assists for more than 25 years. He averaged 13.5 points for the Aggies and is second to Alex Caruso on A&M’s career lists with 602 steals and 228 steals.NHL-PENGUINS-GUENTZELGuentzel progressing nicelyPITTSBURGH (AP) — It’s possible that Pittsburgh Penguins All-Star forward Jake Guentzel (GEHNT’-sul) could return sometime this season if the NHL is able to resume the campaign. Update on the latest sports COLLEGE BASKETBALL-TOPPIN-NBAToppin entering NBA draftUNDATED (AP) — Dayton All-American forward Obi Toppin (OH’-bee TAH’-pihn) is entering the NBA draft after leading the Flyers to a 29-2 record and No. 3 ranking as a redshirt sophomore.Toppin led the way in one of Dayton’s greatest seasons, averaging 20 points and 7.5 rebounds. He was a unanimous choice for The Associated Press All-America first team and He beat Iowa’s Luke Garza for AP player of the year honors.NFL-PANTHERS — Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins is pitching an idea to help big league teams squeeze in more games once the season resumes. Atkins is floating the prospect of playing seven-inning doubleheaders, allowing MLB to add more games in a condensed season without exhausting pitching staffs. Seven-inning twinbills have long been a staple of minor league baseball.— Injured Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge still hasn’t resumed baseball activities. Judge didn’t play in any spring training games because of discomfort in his right pectoral muscle and shoulder that he felt when swinging. The Yankees said March 6 that the 2017 AL Rookie of the Year had a stress fracture to his first right rib, an injury likely dating from a diving catch late last season. Yankees manager Aaron Boone says Judge will be evaluated again in a few weeks.— Major League Baseball will air 30 games across its digital platforms on Thursday, giving fans plenty of hardball to choose from on an opening day postponed by the coronavirus pandemic. With its season delayed until at least mid-May, MLB will air one memorable game for each franchise on its YouTube, Twitter and Facebook pages.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSIOC chief invokes Trump in defense of Olympic decision Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-NEWSMLB Free agency could happen if season in postponedUNDATED (AP) — Mookie Betts and all the players set to be free agents after the 2020 season would still get that chance if there is no baseball this year. That’s part of a broad deal being negotiated by the commissioner’s office and the players’ association. A person familiar with the talks told The Associated Press the agreement would credit major leaguers with the same service time this year that they earned in 2019 if there’s no season because of the new coronavirus.Major League Baseball and the union would agree to try to play as many regular season games as possible, the person said. They also would agree to explore one-time changes to the postseason, which would create the possibility of expanded playoffs this year.Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer, Mets hurler Marcus Stroman, Astros outfielder George Springer and Phillies catcher JT Realmuto (ree=al-MOO’-toh) also would be eligible for free agency, even if the season is canceled.In other baseball news:— Commissioner Rob Manfred says the investigation of the Red Sox’s alleged cheating is complete, telling ESPN a verdict will be announced before the start of the season. Manfred’s office looked into Boston’s potential involvement in sign stealing. The Red Sox parted ways with manager and former Astros bench coach Alex Cora in January over his involvement in sign stealing while with Houston. — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has instructed the 32 teams to close their facilities to all but a select few employees by 6 p.m. Wednesday. In a memo to the teams, Goodell said the restrictions meant as a safeguard against the new coronavirus will be in force until at least April 8. Then the league will re-evaluate, using advice from medical experts and health authorities. The few exceptions include trainers and doctors treating players, security and technology personnel.— The NHL’s chief medical officer expects the coronavirus pandemic to get worse before it gets better in North America. The officer says it is difficult to predict when cases of COVID-19 might peak or decrease. That uncertainty makes it unclear when players might be able to get back on the ice in small groups, let alone when games might resume. Deputy commissioner Bill Daly believes it’s too early to know whether fans would be allowed in whenever hockey is back.— The NHL has announced that it is postponing the scouting combine, the league awards ceremony and the draft due to the ongoing uncertainly resulting from the coronavirus. All three events were scheduled to be held in June, an impossibility if the league resumes its regular season and holds a full playoff schedule. The NHL added that the draft and draft lottery will be announced when plans are finalized.— The Kontinental Hockey League has given up on trying to reschedule its playoffs and canceled the remainder of the season. The Russia-based KHL is widely considered to be the strongest league outside the NHL. It was due to play its conference semifinals when play was suspended because of the coronavirus outbreak.— The Boston Bruins say they are putting 68 full-time employees on temporary leave and cutting the pay of 82 others who work for the team or Delaware North, which owns the TD Garden. The Bruins call the moves “temporary business stabilization measures” and go into effect April 1. The Bruins were the last team in the NHL to offer help to gameday employees who lost work because of the coronavirus pandemic — and then only if postponed games aren’t made up. The team is owned by Hockey Hall of Famer Jeremy Jacobs. Forbes Magazine estimates the Jacobs family is worth $3.3 billion. Bridgewater inks dealUNDATED (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have officially signed free agent quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to a three-year contract.A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press last week that the contract is worth $63 million.Bridgewater replaces 2011 No. 1 overall pick Cam Newton, who was released on Tuesday after nine seasons with the team. Bridgewater enters his seventh NFL season after spending four seasons with the Vikings and two with the Saints.Also around the NFL:last_img read more