Speakers told of Limerick’s potential for further growth and development

first_img TAGSEdwina GoreLaura RyanlimerickNetwork Ireland Limerick Twitter Advertisement At the Network Ireland Limerick event in the Savoy Hotel was Laura Ryan, Head of Marketing & Communications LCCC, Jillian Mahon, SBCI, Sabrina Amodeo, Tuscany with Edwina Gore, Network Limerick President and Gore Communications and Louise Lawlor, Blink DesignLimerick’s ongoing renaissance and the investment plans unveiled for the city in the Limerick 2030 plan are potential catalysts for further economic growth particularly amongst local businesses according to Laura Ryan, Head of Communications / Marketing at Limerick City & County Council.She was speaking at the Network Ireland Limerick February event that examined the opportunities for local business to grow and what funding mechanisms are available for SME’s looking to expand. The event, which was attended by over 60 women in business from the mid-west region, was sponsored by the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI).Explaining why Limerick is making the headlines for all the right reasons and receiving international attention as a city in which to invest, Ms Ryan said, “Limerick now has the highest economic growth in Ireland.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Jillian Mahon, who is Head of Funding & Strategic initiatives for SBCI, then described how the SBCI is ensuring Irish SME’s have access to flexible and affordable funding. Challenging current perceptions around funding, she introduced a new way of financing for small businesses.“We are here to disrupt the marketplace. We want to power SME growth by helping them access the finance to invest in their businesses.  So far 8,619 Irish SME’s have drawn down SBCI loans, we want more and more businesses to ask their banks about how they can access our competitive funding,” commented Ms Mahon.Supporting the SBCI presentation, Sabrina Amodeo of Tuscany Bistro spoke about how her business has benefited from SBCI funding. Starting out with a small bistro in Castletroy, she explained how she seized opportunities as they arose and now has four businesses including Tuscany at the Granary, Amodeo Dressing (a salad dressing food company) and an outdoor catering company. Ms Amodeo praised the SBCI and AIB for making the funding application process so seamless.Edwina Gore, president of Network Ireland Limerick, said “This event was all about changing perceptions and understanding the opportunities that exist for local companies to grow their business.  It was great to hear about the positive change in our region and how small businesses are seizing the opportunities to grow with support mechanisms like those available from the SBCI.”Network Ireland Limerick’s next event takes place on 8 March 2017 and will mark International Women’s Day. Facebook Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live NewsSpeakers told of Limerick’s potential for further growth and developmentBy Staff Reporter – February 14, 2017 1490 center_img Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print Previous articleUL repeat Ashbourne supremacy over UCCNext articleLimerick Chamber ‘incentives’ submission on National Women’s Strategy Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Linkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Indiana Gaming Commission approves casino transactions

first_imgAs part of the Pinnacle and Penn deal, Boyd Gaming is buying Belterra. The commission also fined Caesars $1 million Thursday for improperly threatening to call off an unrelated project if a $50 million license transfer fee to the state attached to the Centaur deal wasn’t waived. Photo: BelterraIndianapolis, In. — The Indiana Gaming Commission has approved deals that allow ownership changes at four casinos.Caesars Entertainment’s $1.7 billion purchase of Indianapolis-based Centaur Gaming and its Hoosier Park and Indiana Grand horse racing casinos were approved Thursday. Hoosier Park is in Anderson. Indiana Grand is in Shelbyville.center_img The commission also approved Penn National Gaming’s purchase of Pinnacle Entertainment which owns Belterra Casino Resort in Switzerland County and Ameristar Casino in East Chicago. That deal is worth about $2.8 billion.last_img read more

AB de Villiers leads Proteas’ recovery following imperious Kohli century

first_imgAB de Villiers crafted an unbeaten half-century to put South Africa in a promising position on the third day of the second Test which was cut short by bad light after India captain Virat Kohli lit up Centurion with a sublime hundred.A magnificent 21st Test century from Kohli (153) got the tourists up to 307 all out yesterday, Morne Morkel taking 4-60 as the Proteas earned a first-innings advantage of 28.An intriguing contest appeared to be swinging in India’s favour when Jasprit Bumrah reduced South Africa to 3-2, but de Villiers (50 not out) and Dean Elgar (36 n.o.) came to the rescue with an unbroken third-wicket stand of 87 on a deteriorating pitch.South Africa were 90-2 when the players were taken off 10 overs into the final session under dark skies, leading by 118 as they strive to wrap up the series with one match to play.Kohli carried on where he left off on day two after India resumed on 183-5, the skipper adding the 15 runs he needed to raise his bat yet again, reaching three figures by working debutant Lungi Ngidi into the leg side for two.Hardik Pandya had shown restraint, but gifted South Africa his wicket when he ambled through for a single but was run-out by Vernon Philander, the all-rounder failing to ground his bat or a foot despite being beyond the crease.Kohli found another able partner in Ravichandran Ashwin (38), who dispatched Kagiso Rabada for three consecutive boundaries as Kohli continued to look untroubled.Ashwin struck seven boundaries and put on a much-needed 71 with Kohli for the seventh wicket before edging Philander, steaming in with the new ball, to Faf du Plessis at second slip.Morkel removed Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma cheaply, but Kohli was able to bring up 150 by pulling the paceman to the midwicket boundary before the innings was ended when he holed out to the same bowler.Bumrah (2-30) set the alarm bells ringing for South Africa when he trapped Aiden Markram and Hashim Amla leg-before, but de Villiers showed positive intent and Elgar grafted for his runs on a tricky surface, indifferent bounce making life difficult for the batsmen.de Villiers found the ropes six times and reached his 50 before play ended prematurely due to the failing light, a rain delay having also brought the players off after tea.last_img read more

How Trevor Cooney is helping Syracuse score, without scoring himself

first_img Published on November 24, 2015 at 6:32 pm Contact Jesse: [email protected] | @dougherty_jesse Facebook Twitter Google+ Before the season, Trevor Cooney was confident that a roster full of shooters would give him more opportunities to score.“I definitely think I, personally, can only benefit from us having more shooters this year,” Cooney said at Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball Media Day on Oct. 28. “The shots I am going to take are going to be better and the whole floor will be opened up for everybody to make more things happen. I think it will allow me to score more honestly.”But through Syracuse’s first three games, teams have stayed glued to Cooney on the perimeter despite the Orange’s other threats. In turn, he’s created for his teammates more than they’ve created for him. Heading into SU’s (3-0) 2:30 p.m. date with Charlotte (1-2) in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament on Wednesday, the fifth-year senior has made just six of 20 3-pointers and is averaging a misleading 13 points per game.His scoring average is boosted by an 18-point game against St. Bonaventure in which he shot 8-of-11 from the free-throw line. As for scoring from the perimeter, Cooney’s opportunities have been limited and he’s been most effective going to the rim.“In years past I haven’t attacked the rim and I just settled with just passing the ball around,” Cooney said after Syracuse beat Elon, 66-55, on Saturday. “I’m happy to be aggressive and attacking, and it’s created a lot more for this team which is good.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn the offseason, Cooney worked on his ball-handling with SU assistant coach Gerry McNamara. The drills were aimed at making Cooney, known as a spot-up a shooter, a more versatile scorer. He’s said that he feels much more comfortable putting the basketball on the floor.That was evident against Elon, when Cooney regularly attacked the rim in the second half. He missed his only 3-point attempt in the first half on a contested look, and his penetration helped the Orange score 10 points in the paint in the last 20 minutes. Cooney also saw a lapse in perimeter pressure on a Michael Gbinije drive, and knocked down an open 3.“Him getting to the rack, it opens things up for the bigs and the other guards,” Gbinije, SU’s starting point guard, said. “Teams aren’t expecting him to do that, they’re chasing him off the line and he’s going in there and that’s going to benefit us.”After Syracuse beat the Phoenix, head coach Jim Boeheim said the team isn’t getting Cooney enough good looks. And while that may be true so far this season, this year’s Orange is reliant on Cooney and more likely to benefit from the attention he draws.When teams blanketed him last year, it created opportunities for Ron Patterson, Kaleb Joseph and a timid Tyler Roberson. But when Elon switched on every first-half down screen Syracuse gave Cooney, Roberson found mismatches and open space, and finished with a career-high 20 points.In the coming games, teams that pressure Cooney will also hand jump shots to Gbinije and freshman Malachi Richardson. Then he can drive to the basket and the offense will open up more.“I would hope guys guard me the same way as they did last year,” Cooney added in October, “and that will create even more things for other people.”So far that’s what’s happened. It hasn’t led to more points on his stat lines, but will have unseen effects on others. Commentslast_img read more