More than €1 Million allocated to Limerick homeowners this year through…

first_imgAdvertisement WhatsApp Limerick county house prices to rise 5% in 2021 Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Twitter NewsHousingPoliticsMore than €1 Million allocated to Limerick homeowners this year through energy efficiency grantsBy Staff Reporter – December 3, 2019 240 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mortgage payment break for local authority home loan borrowers will be extended by a further three months Facebookcenter_img Previous articleFirst career double for Áine O’Connor in Weekly Racing Round-UpNext articleLimerick Post Show | SOS Thomond Park Sleepout Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email Print TAGSHousingLimerick City and CountypoliticsSenator Maria Byrne Limerick city house prices rise 4.9% as time to sell falls Linkedin Limerick on Covid watch list House photo created by welcomia – www.freepik.comOVER €1 million has been allocated to homeowners in Limerick city and county so far this year as part of the Government’s range of energy efficiency grants.Allocations totalling €1,076,699 have been issued in the form of home energy grants to householders this year under the Better Energy Homes Scheme, Warmer Homes Scheme, and Warmth and Wellbeing Pilot Scheme initiatives to upgrade properties, making them warmer and more energy efficient.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “These homes, retrofitted to suit the homeowners circumstances and scale of work they wish to undertake, make a real meaningful difference to people and to the environment. Since the introduction of these grants nearly 400,000 homes across the country have received an upgrade,” Limerick Fine Gael Senator Maria Byrne said.last_img read more

Mintbet freshens marketing approach

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Submit Bristol Rovers Football Club has revealed that online betting company, Mintbet, will feature as the Club’s brand new back of shirt sponsor for the upcoming League 1 season. As one of the fastest growing new online betting companies Mintbet has expressed delight at securing a deal to be the official back of shirt sponsor with Bristol Rovers. The Mintbet team are supporting Bristol Rovers all the way in pursuits on and off the pitch for the upcoming Sky Bet League One season.Mintbet Founder Thomas McBride commented on the new sponsorship venture for the group: “Mintbet is a brand built on responsible gambling and focussed on offering value odds and excellent service for UK sports bettors. We have supported the shirt sponsorship at Bristol Rovers to engage on a deeper level with local audiences and promote our new online brand in a wider UK market. “We are thrilled to be working with an established football club who have a community of engaged fans and look forward to bringing Mintbet to local audiences as a trusted online betting partner.”Owen Lyle, Marketing Director for Mintbet added: “We hope this is the start of a great working relationship together between Mintbet and Bristol Rovers and we wish the club every success for the upcoming season.“Bristol Rovers are a long-standing football club with a loyal and passionate fan base, and we see the partnership as a great fit for our UK brand. We aim to engage with the large fan base and community surrounding the club.” Tom Gorringe, Commercial Director of Bristol Rovers F.C stated: “We are delighted to welcome Mintbet to our growing list of partners for the upcoming season.“Mintbet’s commitment to the club and our vision has enabled us to continue to develop our partnership portfolio to support our on-field ambitions for the coming campaign and beyond.”As part of their agreement, Mintbet will have their logo on the back of all first team adult replica home and away shirts for the 18/19 season.The deal marks the continued expansion of Bristol Rovers sports betting sponsorship portfolio, after it also revealed a record deal, unveiling Football INDEX as the its new front of shirt sponsor for the 18/19 season. ASA brandish red card to Football Index ads August 21, 2019 QPR names Football Index as new shirt sponsor August 21, 2020 Share Football Index selects beBettor to lead customer affordability demands July 30, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more

Mourinho admits top four by end of year is improbable

first_img“We need some players to perform better than they are. We need to perform better as a team, but it would be far from a miracle.”United started the week eight points behind fourth-placed Arsenal, who are unbeaten in 19 league and cup games as they visit Old Trafford.Mourinho agrees that seventh place is not good enough for a club of United’s stature.Mourinho agreed it was unacceptable to be below Everton in the standings.“I can agree, in spite of the fact that the investment Everton made was phenomenal and obviously there was a great improvement in that team from last season in relation to this,” he said.“But I don’t think Everton will be in front of Manchester United at the end of the season.“There are six teams that should stay in the first six positions, season after season two of these teams are finishing outside the top four.“For example, last season it was Arsenal and Chelsea. And this season two of these six are going to stay outside.”Mourinho suggested Arsenal’s good league form may have been aided by manager Unai Emery resting a number of his senior players for their Europa League matches.“It will be a very difficult match for us because we are going to play against a good team in a good moment without having faced a backlog of matches because they are playing in the Europa League,” said Mourinho.“When you play in the Europa League, you normally play with second choices and give good rest to the players.”Share on: WhatsApp Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Jose Mourinho has acknowledged Manchester United are unlikely to meet his target of climbing into the Premier League’s top four by the end of 2018.However, the United manager has played down comments he made to Brazilian television suggesting that it would be a “miracle” if his team finished in the Champions League qualification places at the end of the season.Mourinho set his players the challenge of reaching the top four by the end of December when they returned from the November international break to begin a run of eight league fixtures in the run-up to the New Year.However, successive draws against Crystal Palace and Southampton, in which United produced below-par performances, has seen them slip to seventh and forced the manager to reassess that target.Mourinho, though, is adamant he still sees a top-four finish in May as realistic, despite not denying the comments he made to a Brazilian television interviewer after Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Southampton.“I don’t know if I said it or if I didn’t but if I used that word, it is not what I feel at all,” said Mourinho at his press conference on the eve of their match with in-form Arsenal.“We are eight or nine points from fourth, something like that.“I don’t think we need a miracle at all. We need a good run of results. We need to not waste points that we shouldn’t waste.”– ‘Need to perform better’ –Mourinho, who reportedly clashed again with French World Cup winning midfielder Paul Pogba after the 2-2 draw with Southampton, said if some players performed better they could stay in touch with the top four and then finish in the Champions League spots at the end of the campaign.“Last week, before the Crystal Palace game, I said what my hopes and targets were, at the end of December, to be in that position,” he said.“The target changed but let’s try to close the distance as best as we can and be very close to these positions.last_img read more

In Pictures, Gor reign supreme over Sharks

first_imgA Gor Mahia die hard fan singing the K’Ogalo anthem with passion. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAExperienced Davis Omweno, who officiated in 2014 FIFA World Cup as first assistant was the center referee of the clash that was  a late-kick off in the double header.Center referee Davis Omweno in action. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAGor was entering the clash fresh from booking a first round ticket to the CAF Champions League where they will meet Espérance de Tunis while Kariobangi Sharks came to this encounter at the back of a 1-1 draw away to Chemelil Sugar.Kariobangi Sharks defender Pascal Ogweno dribbles the ball past Gor Mahia attacking midfielder Francis Kahata. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAGor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr made changes to his team, starting Philemon Otieno and Bernard Ondieki upfront as Samuel Onyango and Bernard Omondi ran either wing. His Kariobangi counterpart made changes in the goal after welcoming his first choice keeper John Oyemba.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr issuing instructions to his charges during their KPL match against Kariobangi Sharks. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAKariobangi Sharks head William Muluya plotting Gor Mahia downfall. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAJust as has been their tradition since Kerr took charge last July, K’Ogalo started with immense pressure. In the sixth minute they had their first effort at goal, Guikan glancing a header wide from Samuel Onyango’s cross.Gor Mahia forward Ephraim Guikan reacts after a missed opportunity. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAHowever, in the 10th minute, Gor were wheeling away in celebration, roles changing from the first chance, after Guikan set up Onyango who slotted the ball past an on rushing Sharks custodian, Oyemba.Gor Mahia forward Samuel Onyango wheels away in celebration after scoring the opening goal during their Kenyan Premier League clash against Kariobangi Sharks on February 25, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluGor Mahia fans welcomed the opener that saw Gor take charge of the game.Gor Mahia fans following the match at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. Photo/RAYMOND MAKAHAYAIn the 21st minute, Sharks found themselves level courtesy of an Oluoch howler. The shot-stopper let the ball slip between his legs from a Omwenga long range free-kick.Kariobangi Sharks players celebrating the equaliser against Gor Mahia. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAKariobangi Sharks players celebrating with the technical bencj=h after Bolton Omwenger netted the leveller. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAGor Mahia players disappointed with their keeper Borniface Oluoch after his howler gifted Kariobangi Sharks the equaliser. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAIn the 25th minute, Guikan had another go at goal but his shot from the edge of the box was weak after a little pretty back-heel assist from Kagere.Kariobangi Sharks keeper John Oyemba wins the ball in the air against Gor Mahia’s Bernard Ondieki during a Kenyan Premier League match in Machakos on February 25, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAt the half hour mark Onyango almost made it two for Gor in similar fashion as he had done in scoring the first, breaking off on the right to meet a Kagere pass but this time Oyemba made a superb stop for a corner.Gor Mahia’s Samuel Onyango reacting after missing a chance. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYABoth teams headed to the break sharing the spoils, but it was Gor who were disappointing after letting the lead slip out of their hands.Gor Mahia players walking out of the pitch during half time disappointed. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAKariobangi Sharks head coach William Muluya walking out of the dug out for half time pep talk. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAIn the 76th minute, Gor came close with Kahata’s freekick landing inside the six yard box from the right but Kagere’s touch was too much, the ball flying over.Gor Mahia talisman Meddie Kagere reacts after his chance was well defended. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAGor Mahia and Kariobangi Sharks players battle for space against Gor defence. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAHowever, five minutes later, Gor made it 2-1 with Guikan tapping in unmarked at the far post from a Kagere cross.Gor Mahia lethal forward Ephraim Guikan surging through before scoring the winner for K’Ogalo. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAGor Mahia Ephrem Guikan celebrates his goal with teammate Bernard Ondieki. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAGor Mahia fans keenly following their team. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAThe reigning league champions will only have two days of rest before facing Tusker FC at the same venue on Wednesday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia fans cheering their team in their Kenyan Premier League match against Karaiobangi Sharks at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Sunday 24th, February 2018. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 25 – Despite a howler from keeper Boniface Oluoch, Gor Mahia showed a character of a champion when they cemented their dominance over Kariobangi Sharks with a 2-1 win on their return to the Kenyan Premier League after continental duty. Here is how it went down in pictorial at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Sunday.As the ritual, the Green Army sang with passion the K’Ogalo anthem before kick-off in a match that was played under sunny conditions.last_img read more

My first cutting is just “cow hay” — now what?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Jimmy Henning, Forage Extension Specialist, University of KentuckyLate cut hay is a fact of life in Kentucky. There are worse things. Drought, for example. It is no failure if some first cuttings of hay are late, or rain damaged for that matter. The list of things that have to get done in May never ends for the part-time, diversified farmers that form the bulk of the beef cattle producers.Farmers face a never-ending set of “what to do first” decisions. Something has to be second, or third. So late cuttings of hay happen. The real mistake is to let a less-than-perfect first cutting stop the conversation hay management because a farmer thinks we in Extension are disappointed. Next steps if you think your first cutting is just “cow hay”The first thing to do is to get a representative core sample and send it to a certified lab for analysis. It is best but not absolutely necessary if it goes through the sweat before taking the sample. Next, store the hay inside if possible, but at least get it off the ground (on rock, pallets and so on). If you are going to have more than one cutting or hay from other fields, store so this lot of hay can be accessed and fed as needed.Once the results are back, do some planning with the UK Beef Cow Supplementation Tool (http://forage-supplement-tool.ca.uky.edu/). This very simple tool will let you determine what you need to feed with your ‘cow hay’ to meet nutritional needs. Knowing your needs early can let you work with your supplier to secure best pricing.This supplement tool calculates an intake figure from the total fiber in the hay, but you need to make sure actual consumption matches or exceeds the estimates from the tool. You may need to get some current weights for hay bales so you can back calculate intake from hay disappearance. Don’t forget to take into account the waste that happens, even if this is only a guess.The tool also cannot take into account changing energy needs with weather. As a guide, every 10-degree drop below the thermo-neutral temperature increases energy needs by 5%. And the thermo-neutral temperature is greatly affected by whether the hair on the cow is wet. The thermo-neutral temperature for cows with dry hair coats is 18 F, but 55 F when that hair is wet. So the energy needs for cows when it is 35 F and raining is 10% higher than that predicted by the tool (55 – 35 is 20 and each 10 degree change means 5% more energy). Thinking back, we had a lot of 35 F and rainy days last winter, and cows lost a lot of condition.Another thing to remember is that the summer is far from over, and other cuttings may be more timely. Hope springs eternal in a farmer. It has too.Another idea – Make some serious plans to stockpile tall fescue. A well-managed (not overgrazed) field of tall fescue that is rested from mid-summer into the fall and fertilized with 60 pounds of N in mid-August can provide better quality feed for cattle than any hay you will likely produce this summer. Grazing stockpiled fescue will lessen days where hay is necessary. Strip grazing the stockpiled fescue with make this high quality forage last longer (due to less waste) and quite possibly reduce mud caused from bale feeding later in the winter.Remember, just because you made “cow hay” does not mean the forage conversation is over. Not by a long shot.Happy foraging.last_img read more

He makes you feel like you can walk on water sometimes: Maxwell on Ponting’s influence

first_imgAustralia have been a powerhouse in world cricket for as long as the current memory line really goes. However, the year 2018 was full of problems for the Aussies. Since the ball-tampering scandal in March last year that saw two of their best batsmen Steve Smith and David Warner banned for a year, Australia’s struggles began and they went on to lose nine ODIs out of the 11 they played.With the 2019 ICC World Cup in England and Wales just around the corner, Australia would not want to look at their sixth-place spot in the ICC men’s ODI rankings and would instead want to focus their energy on believing they can get through these tough times.Ahead of the World Cup, Cricket Australia have also roped in Ricky Ponting as one of the coaching staff and all-rounder Glenn Maxwell believes that the presence of Ponting in their structure will boost the team’s confidence.Maxwell, who was crowned the men’s International T20 Player of the Year at the Australian Cricket Awards in Melbourne, recalled the moment when Ricky Ponting helped them beat New Zealand and record the highest-ever successful T20I run-chase of 245.After being thrashed by the hosts for 243/6, Ponting stormed into the changing room and instilled believe in each player and told them that not only will they chase down the total smoothly but will do so with an over to spare, and to everyone’s surprise, Ponting’s outrageous prediction came true.”It was matter-of-fact – ‘we’re going to chase these runs down, comfortably – not just reach the target, we’re going to chase these runs down with an over to spare’,” Glenn Maxwell was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.advertisement”Our players heard that and went ‘all right, no worries’, and then we looked around at D’Arcy Short, David Warner, Chris Lynn, myself and Aaron Finch – we looked at that top five and went ‘there’s not many better top fives in the world, so let’s go out and do this’.”That’s the sort of confidence that he gave us as a team. Not only by the words he said, but through the conviction with which he said them.”The confidence that he gave the group when he walked into the changeroom was undoubted, and just something different.” Glenn Maxwell believes that the presence of Ricky Ponting in their structure will boost the team’s confidence (Reuters Photo)While Australia’s current form does not make them favourites for the World Cup, Maxwell believes that Ponting’s presence will increase Australia’s chances in the tournament.”He makes you feel like you can walk on water sometimes. He’s a good person for the batters to talk different tactics with because he can read someone’s technique really well. And he’s an unbelievable coach in the way that he coaches technique and the basics of the game,” Maxwell said.”He can spend five minutes with you and work out any flaws and strengths that can slightly help, without changing your game too much. He can even change your mindset with just a conversation because of his amazing ability,” the Australia all rounder added.Maxwell, after missing out on a spot in the Australian Test team during the series against India, was recalled in the Test team, a move which coach Justin Langer backed by saying that the right-hand batsman fills in the lower-middle order as Michael Clarke and Michael Hussey used to to.”When Maxi can come in and put the finishing touches on like he does, for me it’s the perfect position,” Langer said.However, with the World Cup in sight, Maxwell wants to move higher up in the ODI team set-up and deliver for the five-time World Cup winners. Australia begin their World Cup campaign against Afghanistan at Bristol on June 1.”It is limited-overs cricket, and we need our best limited-overs players facing the most amount of balls possible for their impact on the game. I suppose the coaches and the selectors have worked out that my best position is to be lower down to have an impact on the game, and that’s fine. It’s up to them,” Maxwell reiterated.”I’ve always harboured thoughts of being higher up in the order, but I probably haven’t made enough of the opportunities I’ve been given in practice games and in other games to be higher up in the order. So whatever role I’m given in this Australian team, I’ll take it and try and do as well as I can,” Maxwell asserted.Also Read | Shane Warne did not call for Ricky Ponting to be banned from IPL 2019. Here’s the truthAlso Read | 2019 ICC World Cup: Australia will be one of the main contenders, says Ricky PontingAlso Read | Ricky Ponting joins Australia’s coaching staff ahead of 2019 ICC World Cupadvertisementlast_img read more