Fancy footwork at the South Court Hotel

first_imgEmail WhatsApp Information evening to be held about new youth club in Kilcornan Advertisement Facebook Previous articleHospital responds to superbug deathsNext articleColaiste Chiarain gets planning for new school Alan Jacques NewsLocal NewsFancy footwork at the South Court HotelBy Alan Jacques – November 24, 2016 1613 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kilcornan man Tomás gets Ireland active in the great outdoors Twittercenter_img Print Linkedin Stranded motorist robbed biker on County Limerick road All dressed up and raring to go at the South Court Hotel this Saturday, November 26, for Kilcornan’s Strictly Come Dancing.All dressed up and raring to go at the South Court Hotel this Saturday, November 26, for Kilcornan’s Strictly Come Dancing.EXPECT fancy footwork aplenty at the Great National South Court Hotel this Saturday, November 26 as part of Kilcornan’s Strictly Come Dancing.Twenty-four brave souls will trip the light fantastic as part of this event, which will raise much-needed funds for the West Limerick Parish’s community centre. There will be much cavorting and jiving as the dancers, who have been in training for the past two months, cut some rug this weekend.Limerick footballer Peter Nash and Limerick senior camogie player Cliona Lane will be among the local talent taking to the dancefloor at the South Court on Saturday night.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Competition is fierce and their dedication is amazing,” says chairperson of Kilcornan Community Council, Gillian Downes.“They’ve all been training really hard and having great fun and making great friendships too. We are hoping to raise between €10,000 and €15,000 for work that’s needed on the community centre. It is the hub of our local community and everything that goes on comes from there.”Money raised from Kilcornan’s Strictly Come Dancing will go towards future development of the community centre, adjacent to the national school, with hopes to include dressing rooms, heating, external toilets and lighting and sound for the stage area.Ross Mann of Limerick FC with Kilcornan National School teacher Shirley Balfry who are taking part in Kilcornan’s Strictly Come Dancing.(Pictures: Brendan Gleeson)“It is in major need of an overhaul to bring it to the standard required for the times. All profits from the dancing will be used for this purpose,” Gillian tells me.Shirley Balfry who teaches Junior Infants at Kilcornan National School will be ‘free-styling’ on the dancefloor this Saturday night with light-footed Limerick FC footballer Ross Mann.“The school will benefit greatly from any work on the community centre so we are delighted to be a part of this event. It will be invaluable to us,” Miss Balfry commented.“I have always loved dancing and have been doing Set Dancing since I was younger and also love Salsa, Ballroom and Zumba. My dance partner this weekend is Ross Mann. As a footballer he is light on his feet and well able to keep in time too,” she says.Kilcornan’s Strictly Come Dancing takes place at the South Court Hotel this Saturday, November 26 at 8pm. Tickets cost €20. For more details visit the Facebook page or contact Gillian Downes on 087 Alan [email protected] Halloween Spooktacular competition winners Limerick TD confirms Kilcornan road safety work TAGSKilcornanKilcornan Community CentreKilcornan Community CouncilKilcornan National SchoolKilcornan’s Strictly Come DancinglimerickLimerick FCRoss Mann Kilcornan pupils make waves to protect environment last_img read more

EPA Wraps Up America Recycles Week with Second Annual Recycling Summit

first_imgAgency Published National Framework To Advance U.S. RecyclingU.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler convened EPA’s second Recycling Summit on America Recycles Day to address the major challenges facing the U.S. recycling system. The Summit engaged executives and leaders from across the recycling value chain to build on their success over the last year and commit to continuing to work together through implementation of a national framework to advance recycling in the U.S.“On America Recycles Day, I am proud to release the National Framework for Advancing the U.S. Recycling System, which summarizes our accomplishments over the past year and recommends actions for 2020,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “Under the Trump Administration, EPA is working diligently to identify market-based strategies and innovative ideas to create a more sustainable recycling system in America and across the globe. I look forward to continuing our work with our partners to improve infrastructure, develop secondary markets, and more effectively communicate with the public about addressing the entire lifecycle of recycled materials.”“The President’s Executive Order on Efficient Federal Operations directed Federal agencies to increase the efficiency of Federal buildings and vehicles, improve environmental performance, and reduce costs,” said White House Council on Environmental Quality Chairman Mary Neumayr. “Agencies continue to innovate and advance solutions to drive waste diversion and recycling. Last year, agencies diverted more than 50% of their municipal solid waste from landfills. I look forward to continuing to work with Federal agencies as well as States, localities, academia, and the private sector to support waste prevention and recycling.”“The Trump Administration recognizes marine debris poses a significant threat to our oceans, marine life, and coastal communities. Together we can support development of next-generation biodegradable plastics and enhance recycling efforts through the implementation of a robust national framework and committed partnerships. We look forward to collaborating with industry and appropriate stakeholders to develop innovative, cost-effective technologies to gather, recycle, and treat plastic waste,” said White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Director Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier.“This past year EPA has brought some of the most innovative, forward-thinking organizations to the table to solve some key challenges in the recycling system. I have no doubt that together we can leverage our collective resources and expertise to strengthen the U.S. recycling system,” said EPA Office of Land and Emergency Management Assistant Administrator Peter Wright.“This is an issue that touches homes and communities across the nation and at the same time offers everyone the opportunity to be better stewards of the environment,” said Region 2 Administrator Pete Lopez. “Under the leadership of Administrator Wheeler, EPA is seeking to help provide an incredible opportunity for bringing a broad cross-section of groups and individuals to have fruitful discussions about the complex challenges of recycling and the development of real-world, sustainable solutions.”Since signing the America Recycles Pledge in November 2018, EPA and participating organizations met regularly to undertake actions to promote education and outreach, enhance materials management infrastructure, strengthen secondary materials markets and improve measurement. The work of this ongoing collaboration is described in the National Framework to Advance the U.S. Recycling System, which was released today and details the efforts to-date and outlines future activities. The 2019 Summit was a chance to highlight the successes of this work and to announce new initiatives.“I commend Administrator Wheeler and his team for bringing stakeholders together to build on the recycling industry’s successes and help raise awareness of America Recycles Day. We all know that recycling is a commonsense way for us to be responsible stewards of our environment, but recycling also strengthens our economy and creates hundreds of thousands of well-paying jobs nationwide. The new developments from this year’s summit should help advance both those causes. It is truly a win-win,” said U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR), Co-Chair of the Senate Recycling Caucus. “Recycling is an important part of numerous efforts to help ensure a clean, healthy environment. The best policies governing the manufacture and disposal of goods in commerce are grounded in sound science and take into account the various social, economic and environmental needs involved. The EPA’s Recycling Summit signals the Administration’s commitment to environmental conservation that will yield important opportunities and benefits for generations of Americans to come. I will continue to advocate for the effective preservation and reutilization of our tremendous natural resources,” said U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID). “Industrial and commercial recycling is good for our economy and our environment, and consumer recycling is one of the most important actions average Americans can participate in for our climate,” said U.S. Representative John Shimkus (IL-15). “I applaud EPA’s attention to this issue and the work the agency is doing to address challenges to more effective recycling systems.”“The nation’s Mayors are leading the way when it comes to investing in recycling and solid waste management, but we need assistance if we are to meet today’s recycling challenges. We appreciate the work that EPA has done to bring the public and private sector together to develop solutions as we move forward,” said Bryan Barnett, President of the United States Conference of Mayors and Mayor of Rochester Hills (MI). “Responsible environmental stewardship and economic opportunity are top priorities for America’s counties,” said National Association of Counties Executive Director Matthew Chase. “We are proud to participate in America Recycles Day to highlight the role counties and our residents play in ensuring the strength of our environment and our economy.”“As we approach the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, it’s important to celebrate what municipalities have accomplished over the years, while also understanding how much more work still needs to be done,” said National League of Cities CEO and Executive Director Clarence Anthony. “With the changes in recycling markets and the uncertainty we see in today’s industry, it is a critical time for public, private and nonprofit sectors to double down on new solutions.”“We appreciate U.S. EPA’s engagement to support states. Under Governor Hutchinson’s leadership, Arkansas has realized tremendous environmental, energy, and economic benefits through effective policy and community-based programs. We encourage industry to continue to invest in technology and sustainable practices to build on the progress made to turn recyclables into resources,” said Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment Secretary Becky W. Keogh. “On America Recycles Day 2019, cities across the nation are working to find fresh solutions to turn challenges into opportunities for innovation. As Phoenix celebrates our recycling program’s 30th anniversary, we are working to maintain a sustainable legacy that future generations will be proud to inherit,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego.“Recycling and reducing waste are important elements in building a future in which our community uses materials responsibly,” said Clackamas County, Ore. Chair Jim Bernard. “Realizing that responsibility helps to protect our local and global environment, our long-term prosperity, and respects the needs of future generations.”EPA and its stakeholders announced other work that they have completed over the past year, including:Creating a “virtual clearinghouse” led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation that will serve as a one-stop shop for municipalities and local governments to find tools and resources, case studies and best practices to improve their recycling programs.Publishing an infographic compiling recycling statistics and quotes from executives recognizing recycling’s importance for various industries and the economy.Developing a list of funding opportunities for recycling infrastructure improvement, included within the virtual clearinghouse.Developing a draft definition of recycling, to help organizations create recycling goals, track progress towards achieving these goals and evaluate recycling programs.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Woe for Wenger as Man City cruise past Arsenal again

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Beleaguered Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger called on his players to show they can meet the club’s standards after a second humbling 3-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester City in five days on Thursday.City moved 16 points clear at the top of the Premier League as fresh from claiming their first silverware of the Pep Guardiola era in the League Cup final on Sunday, the visitors scored three times in the opening 33 minutes as Arsenal disintegrated once more in front of a sparse crowd at the Emirates.Bernardo Silva, David Silva and Leroy Sane were on target to inflict a third straight defeat on Arsenal and leave them 10 points adrift of the Premier League top four in sixth place. The lines around the pitch were painted blue ahead of kick-off in case an expected snow shower covered the field.Unfortunately for the home fans that did brave the cold, that was the only novelty on a night of familiar failings from Wenger’s men, who have now lost seven times in 12 games this year.“Do you want the fans to be happy when you are 3-0 down? I am surprised you are surprised,” continued Wenger.“It was combination of the weather conditions and the fact we had a big disappointment on Sunday.”Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2 And a night to forget for the Gunners was complete when £56 million ($79 million) club record signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang saw his second-half penalty saved by Ederson.“You go up by stairs and come down by the lift, that is what happens with confidence,” said Wenger. “We have to show we have the level to be at Arsenal football club.”However, the Frenchman again refused to accept it is inevitable that his 22-year stay as boss is coming to a sad end.center_img “I am confident that nothing is permanent in life,” added Wenger. “It is down to how you respond and the focus and effort you show to turn things around.”Sub-zero temperatures and the apathy caused by Arsenal’s display at Wembley on Sunday saw thousands of seats go unoccupied at the Emirates.last_img read more

Evelyn Lozada Blasts Antoine Walker’s For Claiming She’s a Gold Digger

first_imgFormer “Basketball Wives” Evelyn “walk-on-top-of-conference-tables” Lozada clapped back hard at former fiancé Antoine Walker for strongly insinuating that she was a gold digger who got ghost just when the NBA star was free-falling into monetary hell.Lozada’s recollections of their 10-year relationship are vastly different from Walker’s, including the time they got engaged. Walker told the “Russ Parr Morning Show” that Lozada started walking away when he had squandered the last of his $110 million in career NBA earnings. The professional athlete’s ultimate groupie slammed Walker on Twitter for what she says is the real reason she left him.Check it out.last_img