4 Jun
2021

New Irish citizens prepare for election day in Limerick

first_imgNewsLocal NewsNew Irish citizens prepare for election day in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – February 24, 2016 730 Linkedin Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live TAGSDoras Luimnígeneral election 2016limerick Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” center_img WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Facebook Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live DORAS Luimní has been working with new Irish citizens in Limerick ahead of the election to encourage voter awareness and registration, and reminding new citizens that there is power in their vote.Aideen Roche, Doras Luimní, commented, “New Irish citizens now make up a considerable proportion of the electorate, which could go a long way towards influencing Ireland’s next Government. Despite the size of this population, political parties continue to disregard immigration and migrant related issues in their manifestos.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “There has been a significant increase in awareness of refugee protection concerns and the scandal of Direct Provision among the general public too, and we hope that the next Government will take swift and effective action on these areas as a matter of priority.”Voter participation among new communities and other marginalised groups can often be very low, said Ms Roche. In an attempt to boost participation, Doras Luimní have been implementing a project that aims to increase voter registration and participation through targeted outreach and voting information sessions.“While many new citizens living in Limerick are well aware of the process, there are a growing number of new eligible electors that benefit from tailored information and assistance. Ireland has a complicated and unique election process, not helped by the usage of Irish language terminology in politics. For people with limited social networks and non-native English speakers, the process of registration and the election system itself can be challenging.”Over 300 people have registered to vote with Doras Luimní’s assistance over the past few months and are looking forward to participating in the election this Friday, February 26. Previous articleLimerick Garda’s hunch led to capture of betting shop thiefNext articleIndiependence 2016: First announcement for music festival Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

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28 Sep
2020

Hoyer Group boosts its LNG business

first_imgIn addition to LNG logistics, Hoyer Group is expanding its fleet by including LNG trucks as well as CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) vehicles. Engines fuelled with liquid natural gas emit around 15 per cent less CO2 emissions and approximately 60 per cent less nitrogen oxides compared to conventional diesel engines. An LNG engine also consumes less fuel. HOYER has already put four LNG trucks and seven CNG vehicles on the road. German logistics services provider Hoyer Group is expanding its liquefied natural gas (LNG) transport business footprint. In its statement, the company said that all of its equipment has the necessary approvals entitling the company to load at major European LNG storage terminals. Ortwin Nast, chief executive officer of the Hoyer Group says, “expanding our truck fleet by including climate-friendly trucks is a logical consequence.” Courtesy of Hoyer Group The market for alternative energies is growing rapidly worldwide. This trend has prompted the Hoyer Group to take the step further. The company noted in its statement that LNG also shows potential as a fuel. The company’s portfolio of services in this segment includes supplies to petrol stations and deliveries to industrial companies, as well as, supply to shipping. Overall, the demand for LNG as fuel for road transport, industry and shipping is growing. As a response, the Hoyer Group is accelerating the LNG transport business. The topic of alternative drive systems will be followed up intensively in the future. The steady expansion of the service station infrastructure, together with attractive measures such as exempting LNG trucks from highway tolls reinforces the trend towards LNG trucks, despite higher acquisition costs compared to their diesel equivalents, the company said.last_img read more

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8 Sep
2020

U-20 WOMEN’S WORLD CUP: Falconets in Decisive Clash with China for…

first_imgTODAY(12:30)Japan v ParaguaySpain v USA(3:30)Germany v HaitiChina PR v China “We have no illusions. The Chinese squad is a very ambitious one too, and we have to be at our best to overcome them. We will go out there and give our very best,” Coach Danjuma sounded out this warning to his players ahead of this ultimate Group D clash. Nigeria will reach the competition’s knockout stages for the seventh time in nine editions if they avoid defeat against the Chinese at the Stade de Clos Gastel in Dinan/Lehon.A solitary strike from the penalty spot, by stand-in skipper Rasheedat Ajibade, earned the maximum points against Haiti on Thursday and took the Falconets to second spot in Group D, on goals balance from the Far East Asians, whose 2-1 defeat of Haiti and 0-2 loss to the Germans meant they have a deficit going into today’s decider in Brittany.“It is going to be a very busy encounter from the first blast of the whistle. We are not expecting an easy match. I said from the beginning that if we must reach the Final, we have to play and overcome very tough teams,” Coach Danjuma restated. Certainly, the bigger pressure is on the Chinese, who have to win to secure a place in the last eight.  Right-wing optimists still expect goals-girl Rasheedat Ajibade to dazzle at this championship despite a slow start to the campaign, but many are those who have become impatient wondering when the FC Robo Queens ace forward will deliver on her awesome talent and promise at the World Cup finals.She merely opened a window on her ability at the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Costa Rica in 2014 (where Nigeria fell at the quarter final hurdle) and could not make the difference when the Falconets were bumped at the group phase during the last World Cup finals in Papua New Guinea two years ago.Highly rated at home and a firebrand finisher in African qualifying matches, Ajibade has yet to convince at the World Cup.However, today is another day and a spot in the quarter finals could just fire her and the likes of Anam Imo, Chidinma Okeke and Peace Efih to sublime performance in France.World Cup runners-up in 2010 and 2014, semi finalists once and quarter finalists on three occasions, only twice before have the Falconets failed to advance beyond the group phase at this championship.That was at the first edition in Canada in 2002, when a hurriedly assembled squad struggled, and two years ago, when the Nigerian girls were on the plane back home before the quarter finals despite winning two of three matches and finishing with six points.China’s fast-paced game could prove a handful for Nigeria, and the efficiency of long-limbed Chiamaka Nnadozie in goal and the stout defending of Sunday Opeyemi, Mary Ologbosere, Glory Ogbonna and Oluwakemi Famuditi would be required to keep the Asians at bay.Nnadozie has been Nigeria’s revelation of this tournament so far, pulling off a number of magnificent saves against 2010 and 2014 champions Germany and against the Haitians.She was rewarded with the ‘Dare To Dream’ Player of the Match gong against the Haitians. This was a player who was down the pecking order during the African qualifying series, when Onyinyechukwu Okeke held sway in goal.To qualify for the finals, the Nigerian girls pumped nine goals past their Tanzanian counterparts without conceding any, and then secured a 6-2 aggregate win over Morocco.In the final qualifying fixture, they blew South Africa apart 8-0 on aggregate, making for a total of 23 goals for and only two against. RESULTSNetherlands 0-4 FranceGhana 1-0  New ZealandBrazil 1-2 KoreaEngland 6-1 MexicoShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram By Duro IkhazuagbeNigeria’s Falconets need just a draw against China this afternoon to progress to the quarter-final stage of the on-going 9th FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup in France.The match is not going to be an easy one for the Christopher Danjuma wards who are as ambitious as the class of  2010 and 2014 who played in the finals of those two editions. GROUP D                      P     W    D    L    GF  GA  -/+    PGermany       2       2     0     0     3     0      +3    6Nigeria          2       1     0     1      1     1       0    3China            2       1     0     1      2     3       -1   3Haiti              2       0     0     2      1    3        -2    0last_img read more

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