Limerick start-up food producers to showcase fare

first_imgNewsLimerick start-up food producers to showcase fareBy Staff Reporter – May 26, 2015 501 Twitter Facebook Print A SELECTION of start-up food producers, which are part of the Food Academy programme, will be showcasing their products in an upcoming event taking place in Supervalu Castletroy, Limerick. Running for Friday and Saturday over the coming bank holiday weekend, customers are invited to come along and taste the delicious range these small food producers have to offer.There will be twenty food producers sampling their range at the event including Martina’s Seafood, Cool Beans, Silver Darlings, Everest Granola Cups, Clotilde’s Fruit Compote, Lily’s Tea and Temple Dairy to name a few.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Food Academy programme is a joint initiative between Bord Bia, the Local Enterprise Office Network and SuperValu to support start-up food businesses. It has helped hundreds of small food businesses gain their first retail listings in SuperValu stores. The programme supports hundreds of budding entrepreneurs, stocks hundreds of local artisan products on SuperValu shelves and creates hundreds of local jobs in the process.One of the producers at this event is Kookee, a range of homemade cookies. Pauline Clarke got her inspiration for her company after many hours of baking cookies with her children. She had given up work to become a carer for her eldest autistic son. Pauline decided that Kookee would be a wonderful way to care for her kids and took the plunge of turning her hobby into a business. Kookee is available in selected SuperValu stores through the support of Food Academy. Today both Pauline and her husband are employed in the company which is going from strength to strength, with nine flavours including gluten and wheat free varieties.Another such start-up food producer is De Róiste Puddings. Jimmy Allen ran a heating and plumbing company until the recession hit in 2008. When the family business eventually became unviable, he and his family took an age-old family recipe for black and white pudding and launched De Róiste. Today De Róiste is a thriving business stocked in SuperValu stores throughout Ireland, enabling Jimmy to employ his children in his business.SuperValu Castletroy is inviting customers to come along and listen to the stories of these passionate food producers with big ideas who, having embarked on the Food Academy journey, took chances, gave up jobs, invested their savings and are now well on the road to becoming the next Irish food success stories. Linkedincenter_img Email WhatsApp Advertisement Previous articleLimerick’s networkers some of the best in IrelandNext articleGardai to highlight crime prevention during Community Safety Week Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

Senator Doherty tight lipped on a possible northern deal

first_imgNewsx Adverts Previous articleHugh Orde and Desmond Rea among those to be honoured in DerryNext articleCrucial meeting to be held on Donegal tourism News Highland Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Facebook By News Highland – January 29, 2010 Senator Doherty tight lipped on a possible northern deal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Talks between Sinn Fein and the DUP have resumed this morning as the devolution deadline fast approachesThe parties have until this afternoon to strike a deal on the transfer of policing and justice powers.The Taoiseach and Gordon Brown will publish their own proposals for a way forward unless a compromise is reachedSenator Pearse Doherty is in Belfast as part of Sinn Fein’s Negotiating team – he refused to be drawn on whether he thinks a deal will be made but says his party is prepared to make a deal.[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/29pearse.mp3[/podcast] Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Facebooklast_img read more

MetLife game disappointing due to poor atmosphere

first_imgEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — It was almost like Syracuse had to force New York’s College Classic onto fans in the New York City area. They didn’t want it, and they proved that by barely filling half of MetLife Stadium.The official attendance was 39,507. It looked like there was a lot more red in the stands than orange. Sure, No. 2 Southern California wouldn’t have played Syracuse in the Carrier Dome, but the Orange could’ve played a more beatable team at home and attracted 40,000 of its own fans easily.Instead, SU scheduled a game against an elite program all in the name of more exposure that ultimately won’t matter.The Trojans struggled early on, but clicked like we all knew they would in the second half. Quarterback Matt Barkley threw for six touchdowns, and wide receivers Robert Woods and Marqise Lee burned SU’s secondary for five of them.USC head coach Lane Kiffin credited Syracuse for a good game, but he also said the atmosphere didn’t exactly make for a high-intensity game — a stark contrast to the packed stadiums the Trojans normally play in.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I thought they (USC) did a really good job for a game that is not real easy to play,” Kiffin said. “First off, the East Coast, the two days, NFL stadium, not much attendance, lower than I think people thought, so there wasn’t a whole lot of energy, and then the delay — so, a lot of reasons why they could’ve not performed well.”Lack of attendance. Lack of energy. Not exactly the type of environment SU was hoping for.And the weather delay of more than an hour while lightning storms and possible tornadoes passed through? Wouldn’t have happened at a true SU home game.This game wasn’t a part of non-student, season-ticket packages, so Syracuse fans had to buy separate tickets just to make the four-hour trip to MetLife Stadium. To make fans shell out more money to make the trip in a tough economic climate to see their own team seems unfair, to say the least.But Syracuse relied on some of those fans making the trip and hoped its alumni base in the New York City area would come out to MetLife to watch the Orange.That didn’t happen.Next season, SU will play Penn State at the Meadowlands. If fans didn’t come out to see Syracuse play the No. 2 team in the country, they won’t want to come out to see a Nittany Lions team that’s a shell of its former self.After the game Saturday, SU head coach Doug Marrone couldn’t discuss the benefit of the extra exposure. The loss stung and clouded any positives.“Now it’s hard for me to answer that question,” Marrone said. “And I think it’s a great question. During the week, we talked about the recruiting, the venue. Right now, it’s hard for me to answer that question the way I would have during the week because I’m hurt about the outcome.”That’s because, when all is said and done, it’s still a loss regardless of any increased exposure.But this game could’ve been a win against almost any other team.Syracuse remained competitive with USC for much of the game. But in the end, Southern California’s talent was simply too much to beat. The Trojans are ranked No. 2 and a national champion favorite for a reason.If Syracuse played any other out-of-conference team in the Carrier Dome, it’s reasonable to assume the Orange could be 1-1 right now, given the way it played Saturday.“We did win the moral victory; at the end of the day, everyone has wins and losses,” SU wide receiver Alec Lemon said. “We can play with the best out there and we feel confident going on the rest of the year.”The way Syracuse coaches and players spoke after the game, it was as if the goal was to stick with the Trojans. And if Syracuse fails to make a bowl game by one win again, this game will hover as a mistake for a second-straight year.Moral victories won’t earn bowl berths.Chris Iseman is an asst. sports editor at The Daily Orange where his column appears occasionally. You can contact him at [email protected] or on Twitter @chris_iseman.  Comments Published on September 10, 2012 at 1:02 am Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Trio of West Kootenay teams drop openers at BC High School Basketball touraments

first_imgThree West Kootenay teams competing at B.C. High School Basketball Tournaments took is on the chin during opening day action.The L.V. Rogers Bombers, ranked 13th overall, dropped a lopsided 106-67 decision to Kelowna Christian during Day one of the B.C. High School AA Boy’s Basketball Championships Wednesday in Kamloops.Also in Kamloops, the J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks were hammered 116-24 by Holy Cross of Vancouver in the B.C. High School AA Girl’s Basketball tournament while Mount Sentinel Wildcats lost 80-41 to host Unity Christian at the B.C. High School A Boy’s Basketball event in Chilliwack.The Okanagan champs outscored the Bombers 29-11 in the first quarter and never looked back.Ryan Lintell had 20 points to lead Kelowna Christian.For the Bombers Matt Zukowski had 17 points while Cail Spencer and Ethan Perkins scored 14 and 11 points respectively.Erich Schepkowski had 10 points for LVR.The Bombers lost point guard Jack Sturrup to a charley horse.Sturrup, who will be evaluated by medical staff to see if he can play Thursday, played only 12 minutes for the Bombers.Jesse Zak was the Bombers player-of-the-game. Zak finished the game with 10 rebounds to go with seven points, four assists and two steals.The Bombers are back on the court in consolation round action against Wellington from Vancouver Island.Game time is 3:15 p.m.No. 1 beats up on No. 16 J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks Kootenay rep J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks were no match for the high-flying top-ranked team from Holy Cross in round one of the B.C. High School AA Girl’s Basketball tournament.Holy Cross out scored the Hawks 62-14 in the half en route to the one-sided win.Nicole Vander Helm scored 25 points to lead Holy Cross.Alle Atkinson had eight points and Maddie Van Horn six to lead Crowe.The Hawks meet Notre Dame of Vancouver in consolation play Thursday.Wildcats struggle against hometown squadSlow starting Mount Sentinel could not dig out of a first quarter hole en route to losing to four-ranked Unity Christian.Devon Kabatoff and Ryan Hernandez led the Wildcats.Mount Sentinel meets Glenlyon Norfolk of Victoria Thursday in consolation round play.Glenlyon Norfolk lost to Kelowna’s Immaculata 81-52.last_img read more

Latest: QPR 1 West Brom 2 – Austin scores after nightmare start for Rangers

first_imgCharlie Austin’s penalty – his ninth goal of the season – hauled QPR back into the game after they made a diabolical start at Loftus Road.Rangers fell behind when Joleon Lescott headed home after Sebastien Pocognoli’s right-wing corner had been flicked on at the near post by Stephane Seesegnon.And Silvestre Varela doubled West Brom’s lead when he waltzed through the QPR defence and applied the finish after exchanging passes with Sessegnon.But Rangers were given a much needed boost when James Morrison was adjudged to have impeded Leroy Fer following Joey Barton’s corner and Austin smashed in the resulting penalty.Albion caused Rangers problems on the right-hand side in the early stages.In the second minute, Sessegnon pulled the ball back for Craig Gardner, whose shot was pushed out by keeper Rob Green.There was another anxious moment for the home side when Sessegnon took on Yun Suk-Young – who later went off injured – and found Baggies forward Brown Ideye, who fired wastefully over.Lescott made no mistake, however, nodding in his first goal since joining Albion in the summer.Sessegnon was also involved in the second goal 10 minutes later and Albion looked in complete control before Austin, back from suspension, netted for the fifth consecutive home game. QPR: Green, Onuoha, Dunne, Caulker, Yun (Hill 29), Vargas, Henry, Barton, Fer, Austin, Zamora.Subs: McCarthy, Ferdinand, Phillips. Mutch, Kranjcar, Hoilett. West Brom: Foster, Wisdom, Lescott, McAuley, Pocognoli, Gardner, Dorrans, Morrison, Varela, Sessegnon, Ideye.Subs: Myhill, Baird, Dawson, Gamboa, Yacob, Mulumbu, Berahino.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Paralympic Team South Africa rocks!

first_imgSwimming Athletics Ampie Louw, Pistorius’ coach, reckoned his charge could have gone even faster, but said a virus Pistorius had been fighting for the past week had taken its toll. After Lombard’s win, Langenhoven – who Lombard called “the story of the Paralympics” – outpaced two Chinese athletes to capture the T12 200 metres. Langenhoven set a new world record when he won the T12 pentathlon, then added a new Paralympic record in winning the long jump, before earning his third gold on Tuesday by taking victory in the 200 metres in 21.94 seconds. Mixed Individual Road Race CP 1/CP 2 Riaan Nel Track Men’s Sprint (B&VI 1-3) Gavin Kilpatrick, Michael Thomson GOLD Equestrian SILVER 17 September 2008 Pistorius didn’t want to talk about his illness afterwards. “To have taken part in the very last race of this year’s Paralympic Games was an unbelievable honour and a very emotional moment,” he said. “Tonight I didn’t run only for myself, but for the whole of South Africa. That is why it was more than important for me to do well. The world has to know that we South Africans are winners.” Ilse Hayes, the winner of the F13 long jump, added a silver medal to her personal haul when she clocked 12.45 seconds in the 100 metres final. All that remains in Beijing is the closing ceremony, at which veteran swimmer Tadhg Slattery will carry the South African flag. Hand Cycling Women’s Long Jump – F13 Ilse HayesMen’s Pentathlon – P12 Hilton LangenhovenMen’s Long Jump – F12 Hilton LangenhovenMen’s 200m – T12 Hilton LangenhovenMen’s 100m – T37 Fanie van der MerweMen’s 200m – T37 Fanie van der Merwe Men’s Discus Throw – F42 Fanie Lombard Men’s 100m – T44 Oscar Pistorius Men’s 200m – T44 Oscar PistoriusMen’s 400m – T44 Oscar Pistorius Individual Championship Test – Grade IV Philippa Johnson Individual Freestyle Test – Grade IV Philippa Johnson Athletics SOUTH AFRICAN MEDAL WINNERS South Africa’s Paralympians astounded and amazed as they finished sixth in the final medals standings with 21 gold, three silver and six bronze medals. The Rainbow Nation also produced three of the stars of the Beijing Paralympics in Natalie du Toit, Oscar Pistorius and Hilton Langenhoven. Cycling Fanie Lombard set South Africa on the right path on Tuesday when he won the F46 discus by more than two metres with a distance of 46.75 metres. It was the eighth gold medal of Lombard’s Paralympic career, which also includes two silver and two bronze medals. Men’s Individual Road Race – Ernst van Dyk Women’s 100m – T13 Ilse HayesMen’s Long Jump – F46 David Roos Du Toit bagged five gold medals from five events she entered in the SB9 swimming – and was named the female winner of the Whang Youn Dai Achievement Award for the 2008 Games – while Pistorius raced to the treble of 100, 200 and 400 metre titles in the T44 class. Paralympic Team South Africa, throughout the Games in Beijing, have produced one feel-good story after another. No doubt, when they return to South Africa, it will be to a heroes’ welcome. They deserve it. “Blade Runner” Pistorius then brought the curtain down on the track programme in Beijing, obliterating the field to win the T44 400 metres in a new world record time of 47.49 seconds, finishing a massive 3.49 seconds ahead of runner-up Jim Bob Bizzell of the USA. Cycling Women’s 100m Butterfly – S9 Natalie du Toit Women’s 200m Individual Medley – SM9 Natalie du ToitWomen’s 50m Freestyle – S9 Natalie du ToitWomen’s 100m Freestyle – S9 Natalie du Toit Women’s 400m Freestyle – S9 Natalie du Toit Women’s 100m Backstroke – S10 Shireen Sapiro Men’s 100m Breaststroke – SB9 Kevin Paul Men’s 400m Freestyle – S13 Charl Bouwer Men’s 100m Breaststroke – SB5 Tadhg Slattery Swimming Fanie van der Merwe completed a sprint double in the T37 class when he captured the 200 metres in a new world record 23.84 seconds. After South Africa’s disappointing performance at the Olympic Games in Beijing, many South African sports fans feared the country’s Paralympic team might suffer the same fate. They need not have worried, as the team not only achieved their hoped-for goals, but exceeded them. The men’s T54 marathon for wheelchair athletes, the final event of the Games on Wednesday, also produced South Africa’s final medal. Ernst van Dyk, winner of a gold medal in hand cycling, added a bronze in the marathon as he finished just one second behind the winner, Kurt Fearnley of Australia. Athletics BRONZE Men’s 100m – T35 Teboho MokgalagadiMen’s Javelin Throw – F35/36 Nicholas Newman Men’s Shot Put – F42 Fanie Lombard Men’s Marathon – T54 Ernst van Dyk Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Who’s Using Virtualization? [Infographic]

first_imgWe cover virtualization often, including many case studies on how various organizations are using it. But new data from SpiceWorks gives a higher-level view of who is using virtualization by breaking it down by verticals. SpiceWorks examined data from “100,000 companies in Spiceworks of comparable size in over 100 countries” to produce some interesting insights. Unsurprisingly, the software industry uses virtualization the most, and by a wide margin. Energy, aerospace and engineering follow. The least virtualized verticals are education, construction and legal. Tags:#cloud#Virtualization Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… klint finley Spiceworks also did some marketshare analysis and found: Related Posts center_img VMware has 80.1% market shareMicrosoft has 15.1% market shareCitrix XenServer has 4.1% market shareHowever, it should be noted that Spiceworks is focused on the SMB market, not the large enterprise market so the breakdown of verticals and product market share could be quite different when large organizations are factored in.RedMonk’s Michael Coté has some analysis of the results on the RedMonk Spiceworks page.For much more on virtualization, see our Solution Series. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

A 2009 Solar Decathlon Sampler

first_imgOne of the enduring lessons from the Solar Decathlon, whose fourth edition is now underway on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., is that it really does take a village to show off the range of technical achievement and imagination that the contest’s 20 competing academic teams have put on display. Staging the Decathlon – including the assembly of each team’s solar-powered house, judging of competition entries, public viewings, and the disassembly of each house – takes up most of October, although the actual contest runs from October 8 through 18. Each team puts in many months of planning just to apply for a spot in the competition, and then puts in another couple of years to prepare its project for presentation on the Mall. The whole exercise is complex, exhausting, and rewarding in ways that most participants, or even the Department of Energy, which sponsors the biennial event, can’t quite fathom until the whole thing is over and everyone has had time to fully digest the results. But the event has become very high-profile, and seems to draw no shortage of visitors, who, as noted by the National Journal, even included folks from Capitol Hill, such as Representative Mike Arcuri, of upstate New York, and Senator Daniel Akaka, of Hawaii. The exhibition “has opened my mind to the practical uses of solar,” Akaka told the National Journal, noting that solar is an abundant resource in his state. Arcuri, meanwhile, said he is impressed by the level of achievement among the contestants, but added that “there are limitations to solar in upstate New York. You don’t get that kind of sun.” As of Thursday, standings in 8 of the 10 competition categories – architecture, market viability, lighting design, communications, comfort zone, hot water, appliances, and home entertainment – had been announced, with Team Illinois (representing the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign) and Team California (Santa Clara University and the California College of the Arts) earning the most points overall. So far. Judging still needs to be completed in the engineering and net metering categories. (This is the first Decathlon in which the houses are hooked up to the grid rather than depending on batteries for power storage.) Hear from a few 2009 Solar Decathlon team members in this video:last_img read more