Pride of Place puts paid to County Limerick estate’s reputation for…

first_imgNewsLocal NewsPride of Place puts paid to County Limerick estate’s reputation for antisocial behaviourBy Alan Jacques – June 26, 2015 812 Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Email Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WhatsApp Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleWater protest heats up in LimerickNext articleThe Next Stage for Niall O’Halloran Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie center_img Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” TAGSAll Ireland Pride of PlaceBallyhoura DevelopmentcastleconnelllimerickLimerick City and County CouncilLimerick City and County Council Tenants ForumScanlon Park Advertisement Linkedin by Alan [email protected] COUNTY Limerick housing estate once plagued by antisocial behaviour is now making final preparations to impress the judges in the All Ireland Pride of Place Competition.Representing Limerick in the Housing Estate category, Scanlon Park in Castleconnell is now a vibrant estate with a lot of activity down to the hard work of its residents association over the past decade.Families living in the estate are currently in full swing to prepare for the arrival next month of judges for the All Ireland Pride of Place Competition.There are almost 90 houses in the Castleconnell estate with a wide range of residents – young families and children, older residents and single people. There are also several generations of families within the estate, which gives a great sense of community.Residents spokesperson, Mags Byrnes, said that new members have recently joined the residents association and have organised a wide range of estate activities including barbecues and sports days, day trips, clean ups and other events.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “These events are open to all residents of any age and are kept as affordable as possible,” she explained.“The residents committee are members of Limerick City and County Council Tenants Forum and meet regularly with Ballyhoura Development regarding various activities, supports and funding which may be available to them. They have completed committee skills training and drafted an estate action plan.”The Park has strong links to the local community, particularly the Tidy Towns group and many sports clubs that residents, both adults and children, are involved in.The Lisnagry Soccer club have their pitch within the estate and St Joseph’s Graveyard shares the estate entrance.Ms Byrnes pointed out that the estate once had a reputation for antisocial behaviour in the past but this is no longer the case due to the active work of the residents and support from Limerick County Council.“We’re delighted to have our years of hard work recognised and are looking forward to showing off all our achievements in July,” she concluded. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

At The Finish Line…Top five reasons Richard Sherman was wrong!

first_imgSeattle Seahawks’ Richard Sherman celebrates after the NFL football NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 23-17 to advance to Super Bowl XLVIII. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)Where Only the Truth MattersI promise you this will be my last word on the Richard Sherman side show, but here are the top five reasons Sherman was wrong with his over the top, outspoken and insulting behavior:#5 ~ He played into the stereotype that White America already has about young African-American men.Bill Neal#4 ~ So you made a great play. That’s what you’re paid to do. Act like you’ve been there before.#3 ~ Yes, he was excited.  Could he have been any more excited than Santonio Holmes after his Super Bowl catch, or Willie Parker after his Super Bowl run or any number of great athletes caught in the moment.#2 ~ Of course he’s not a thug and it should not be suggested he is, but if you’re a Stanford University graduate with a 4.0 GPA, act like it.#1 ~  Talk all the smack you want between the lines, but on camera, real men act like real men!YOU HAVE NOW CROSSED OVER THE FINISH LINElast_img read more

Rob Rice Homes: Top Heating Systems from Sunset Air

first_imgSubmitted by Barb Lally for Rob Rice HomesMatt Jones, new construction project manager for Sunset Air at the Rob Rice Community of Campus Peak during an install of the heating system.Rob Rice Homes has partnered with Sunset Air for decades to provide the best heating systems available for our homes. Matt Jones, new construction project manager for Sunset Air, explains why their heating systems are superior to others, both in technology and energy efficiency. Matt also provides tips to keep a heating system working well and a home comfortable for years. The partners who help build our homes share our high standards and provide the best product and craftsmanship to maintain the long lasting value of every Rob Rice Home.From Matt Jones, Sunset Air:One of the reasons Sunset Air has successfully worked with Rob Rice Homes for more than 20 years is that their core values mirror ours. We both genuinely care about doing the very best for homeowners by focusing on exceptional customer service during the building process and beyond.Sunset Air and Rob Rice Homes are both local companies serving the greater South Sound community. The majority of our employees choose to live and raise their families right here. We strive to do right by our customers because we want to contribute and be positive members of our community.Skilled technicians, better productsSunset Air is proud of its highly-qualified installers who take pride in their craft. That pride goes into every one of the heating systems that we install for Rob Rice Homes. Our dynamic work force is always looking to improve and do our very best for the customer, it is a big part of what separates Sunset Air out from the rest.We also strive to use the latest technology and techniques for the most efficient transfer of the heat from the furnace into the home.  The furnaces we install are highly efficient for the most energy savings for those homeowners.Sunset Air installs superior heating systems in all Rob Rice Homes, here at a home in Campus Peak.Sunset Air has been proud to partner with the manufacturer Carrier for nearly 40 years for our heating systems. Carrier is a superior brand that provides maximum comfort and efficiency for families. We install 96.5% energy-efficient gas furnaces on all of Rob Rice Homes that have natural gas. The furnace’s efficiency rating and its motor exceed what is accepted in most new homes. We certainly could install a lesser furnace, but we do not cut corners at Sunset Air. Neither does Rob Rice. We strive for quality and excellence in all we do.The State of Washington Energy Code requires that all forced air heating duct-work systems are performance-tested for potential air leakage that could cost a homeowner a lot of money over the years.Before we finalize our work on the system, a state certified Sunset Air technician tests the system by blocking all the registers and grills in the house and then pressurizing the duct-work to expose any potential areas of loss. We aim to meet and exceed the standards set by the state for an efficient system.Customer Care and Ongoing ServiceOnce your Rob Rice Home is ready, we meet with customers for a complimentary new-homeowner orientation from Sunset Air.During this appointment, a Sunset Air technician personally walks homeowners through the operation and use of their heating system. If needed, the tech shows them how to properly utilize their thermostat, how the fresh air system works and answers any questions they may have. We also provide fresh air filters for the new system.A Rob Rice homeowner’s first year’s service maintenance visit is also provided by Sunset Air at no additional cost.A continued service agreement through Sunset Air will help protect the investment in a new home and ensure the home’s comfort even during the harshest of weather conditions. Our service agreement provides a homeowner with premium pricing on filters, parts and discounted service labor rates during after hours service calls.Protect Your System Long-termSunset Air, like Rob Rice Homes, is a local company.The best way to keeping your heating system operating at its peak performance is through regular, yearly maintenance by a qualified and factory-trained company. There are also things that can be done on the homeowner’s end that are vitally important to the overall health and well being of the system.A simple way to keep your system operating efficiently is to regularly change filters or clean them if they are washable. The build-up of dust particulate in the filter can be harmful. A clogged filter restricts airflow causing the furnace to work harder to move the air throughout the house. The stress on the furnace can lead to failures of mechanical parts down the road. Not only does it hinder the performance or longevity of the equipment, but it also hinders the indoor air quality and comfort in the house.If the homeowners have a heat pump, I recommend they check the area around the heat pump. Clear the heat pump of any debris and make sure any bushes or trees are cut back away from it at least one foot.Sunset Air stands out in our commitment to the customer beginning with the very early stages of a project. We focus on a good design of the heating system to ensure comfort and efficiency for the homeowners for many years. We strive for excellence in the installation of our systems in every Rob Rice Home.A homeowner can be assured that their heating system is exceptional, one that matches the quality of everything that contributes to a superior Rob Rice Home.Visit Sunset Airs’ website at www.sunsetair.com and at the Facebook and Twitter page.Rob Rice is Thurston County’s largest local home builder and was voted the Best of South Sound for 2013 and 2014. He and his wife Helena live in Olympia with their two sons, Alex Michael and Carson. Rob is a graduate of Washington State University with degrees in construction management and architecture.For more information about a Rob Rice Homes community please visit our website Facebook10Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Pakistani cricketer ties the knot with Indian girl in Dubai

first_imgAdvertisement 1dgNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsafx72l4Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E67on( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 9gye9Would you ever consider trying this?😱c1wCan your students do this? 🌚4m3g3Roller skating! Powered by Firework Pakistan pacer Hasan Ali got married to Shamia Arzoo, an Indian national in Dubai on Tuesday. The 25-year-old had posted a picture of himself on Twitter quoting “last night as a bachelor” and fans took no time to share his wedding photos and videos on social media. Ali also shared a video of his “mehndi night” in the middle of the desert, where the Pakistan international was seen doing his signature wicket-taking celebration.Advertisement Indian tennis star Sania Mirza, (also the wife of Shoaib Malik) was among the first of many to congratulate Ali via Twitter. The Pakistani fast bowler had even invited Indian cricketers on his wedding ceremony and had stated that he would be happy if they turned up. His wife, Shamia, reportedly is from the state of Haryana. She is a flight engineer with Emirates Airlines, while her family members are settled in New Delhi. Hasan Ali is now the fourth Pakistani cricketer to get married with an Indian girl, after Zaheer Abbas, Mohsin Khan and Shoaib Malik.Advertisement Ali, who has nine Tests and 53 ODIs under his belt, played a pivotal role in Pakistan’s 2017 Champions Trophy triumph over India in the final. However, his form has surprisingly plummeted in the past few years. The 25-year-old struggled at the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales and was dropped from the team’s playing eleven midway through the tournament.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Watch: Lionel Messi sinks in a remarkable freekick to seal 4-0 win against Sevilla

first_imgImage Courtesy: Twitter (@ChampionsLeague)Advertisement qNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs3o9eWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E3xuyz( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ju02Would you ever consider trying this?😱284hu8Can your students do this? 🌚418mRoller skating! Powered by Firework Lionel Messi’s goal scoring tally for the 2019 La Liga season opens up with a bang, as the FC Barcelona talisman nets in an incredible swerving free kick outside the box as his team devastated Sevilla by 4 goals in their latest La Liga face off at home.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Twitter (@ChampionsLeague)The stands of Camp Nou burst in amusement as the 32 year old Argentine scored the final goal of the match in the 78th minute. Watch below as one spectator recorded the glorious moment, courtesy to Twitter fan account @BarcaUniversal.📽 — Messi’s goal against Sevilla from the stands. Genius.pic.twitter.com/VflCBmV8p2Advertisement — Barca Universal (@BarcaUniversal) October 6, 2019Advertisement The supporters went on cheering as Messi took position with the set piece solo, just outside the Sevilla penalty box. With his brilliant left foot, the Blaugrana attacker’s calculated chip went above the [email protected]’ wall, and dipped in just right, past Tomáš Vaclík into the net.A star studded Barça side proved to be dominant over former Real Madrid coach Lopetegui’s new club. The hosts took the lead in the 27th minute, thanks to Luis Suárez, and within the next eight minutes they were up ahead by 3 goals, as Arturo Vidal and Ousmane Dembélé both found their names up on the score sheet in the 32nd and 35th minute.Barcelona are now 2nd in the league table with 16 points, and will be facing SD Eibar on 19th October at the Ipurua Municipal Stadium. Advertisementlast_img read more