Limerick gets lift-off for the big weekend

first_imgTwitter Linkedin Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Limerick on Covid watch list Advertisement Facebook TAGSCommunityLimerick City and CountyNews Print Email TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! center_img Dr Norah Patten, Grand Marshal and Luka Sean Og Rosenthal Morrissey, Lumen and Limerick Street theatre at Saint Marys Cathedral for the launch.Pic Sean Curtin True Media.THE sights and sounds of the Limerick St Patrick’s Festival will be broadcast coast to coast in the United States this weekend.Limerick entertainers will join Travel Zoo presenter Gabe Saglie to showcase the best of what Limerick has to offer at King John’s Castle through live interviews with 15 US television channels.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The biggest ever Limerick St Patrick’s Festival begins on Saturday with a fireworks display from 9.30pm.The best viewing points are Clancy’s Strand and Sarsfield Bridge as the Limerick skies will be lit up in an explosion of colour.Limerick is unique in Ireland in having not one but two parades – the traditional St Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday and the International Band Championship on Bank Holiday Monday.The theme of this year’s parade is One Giant Leap, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s moon landing and reflecting Limerick’s dynamic revitalisation in recent years.Dr Norah Patten, who is in the running to be Ireland’s first astronaut, is Grand Marshal.The parade itself promises to be a riot of colour and entertainment as around 1,000 participants from street performers and community groups will join military and emergency services in marching down O’Connell Street.Among those who will be taking the theme of One Giant Leap and transforming it into some creative street theatre are: Lumen Street Theatre; Space Odyssey; Artastic and Spraoi.Around 1,300 musicians from 20 bands will be taking place in the marching band championship from noon on Monday. Eight bands are travelling from the US with others coming from Estonia, Germany and Britain.To tie in with the parade theme, the Museum of the Moon will land in St Mary’s Cathedral from March 15 to 22.  A new touring artwork by artist Luke Jerram,  will bring together a fusion of lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound.Limerick City and County Council will provide additional car parking at its council offices in Merchant’s Quay (via Nicholas Street) and at Cleeves Factory for the three day festival.Parades are also taking part around the county on St Patrick’s Day in Abbeyfeale (4pm); Askeaton (2pm); Ballylanders (3pm); Bruff (2.30pm); Castleconnell (noon); Herbertstown (11.30am); Kilfinane (2pm); Kilmallock (1pm); Newcastle West (3pm) and Rathkeale (12.30pm).Other events taking place for Limerick St Patrick’s Festival include:Panoramic Wheel at Arthur’s Quay Car Park (March 9 to April 21);St Patrick’s Weekend Unlocked at Limerick Milk Market (March 16 and 17);St Patrick’s Day at the Hunt Museum (free admission on March 17);St Michael’s Rowing Club – Head of the River Regatta ( March 16).Laura Ryan, Head of Marketing & Communications with Limerick City and County Council said that the presence of a US television crew was a fantastic opportunity to get international exposure for Limerick.“It’s all very exciting particularly as we get to launch our new international Limerick brand later this year.”“This year’s Festival will be one of the largest ever held in Limerick with a carnival atmosphere promised for the weekend which begins with a not-to-be missed fireworks display on Saturday evening.”“This year we have done a huge amount of promotion of our three-day St Patrick’s Festival.  The weather’s looking up and with a huge number of family friendly events on the programme, there’s nowhere else to be this weekend, so why not wrap up warm and soak up the unique atmosphere of Limerick during the festival as there is so much to do and see.” Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Previous articleDetails confirmed for Champions Cup semi finalsNext articleDesign and planning process for M20 gets underway Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsCommunityLimerick gets lift-off for the big weekendBy Staff Reporter – March 14, 2019 1008 Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow WhatsApp Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon?last_img read more

NAFCU webinar to break down Fed’s FraudClassifier

first_img continue reading » The Federal Reserve’s Fraud Definitions Work Group earlier this year released the FraudClassifier Model to help organizations better understand the magnitude of fraud involving payments. A NAFCU webinar Sept. 30 will break down how credit unions can utilize the new classification model to better defend against fraud.The Fed’s Fraud Definitions Work Group, which includes representatives from credit unions and others in the financial services industry, was created last year to help address industry challenges due to inconsistent fraud classification and lags in reporting. The model was specifically developed to help address fraud involving ACH, wire or check payments, but can be used to classify fraud regardless of payment type, channel or other characteristics.During the complimentary webinar, set to begin at 2:00 p.m. Eastern, the Federal Reserve’s VP of Secure Payments Mike Timoney and AVP of Secure Payments Andres Rapela will review takeaways of the FraudClassifier model, including: ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Honduras capture Copa Centroamericana crown

first_imgHONDURAS, (4W-1D-0L, 13 points), completed their 2017 Copa Centroamericana campaign unbeaten thanks to a 1-0 win over Belize (0-1-4, 1), finishing atop the six-team table and capturing their fourth-ever title.Eddie Hernandez struck for the lone goal in the second half, giving him a tournament-best three and eliminating Belize from contention.It is a fourth-ever Copa title for the Hondurans, who also lifted the trophy in 1993, 1995 and 2011. Costa Rica, who won the previous two editions, hold the record with eight championships.A scoreless first half gave way to end-to-end action in the last 45 minutes.In the 52nd minute, after waves of attacks, Honduras nearly went ahead, but Oscar Salas’ effort from outside the box crashed off the crossbar.Four minutes later, though, Hernandez finally broke through. From the right wing, Marcelo Canales delivered a left-footed cross into Belize’s six-yard box. Hernandez controlled beautifully with his left foot and then jabbed the ball into the back of the net with his right.The Belizeans, though, refused to quit and nearly equalised in the 68th minute, only for Deon McCaulay to hit the woodwork.Seconds later, Honduras raced down the field and Michael Chirinos’ bid to double the lead went just wide of the right post.Belize goalkeeper Woodrow West prevented the Hondurans from netting an insurance goal, saving an Erick Andino attempt in the 72nd minute.last_img read more