Council support for Foynes air show

first_img TAGSAdare-Rathkeale municipal districtCllr Richard O’DonoghueCllr Stephen KearyFianna FáilFine GaelfoyneslimerickLimerick City and County Council by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THIS year’s Foynes Air Show moved closer to lift-off as Mayor of Limerick, Cllr Kevin Sheahan called on the local authority to “respond positively” to a request for a €50,000 grant from the event organisers.Speaking at this month’s Adare-Rathkeale municipal district meeting, Cllr Sheahan told the council executive that the air show organisers were under pressure and needed a commitment from the local authority.He also suggested a long-term commitment to the air show with Limerick City and County Council putting up €250,000 in funding over the next five years.“We should respond positively. It is a paltry contribution to tourism in West Limerick, a drop in the ocean. People are still talking about the giant granny. If we do this, they’ll be talking the same way about the air show,” he said.Fine Gael councillor Stephen Keary described last year’s air show as a “spectacular event” and said that a €50,000 allocation from the Council would be “money well spent”.The 2014 airshow, which cost €115,000 to put on, attracted 20,000 spectators to the West Limerick port town, and was worth an estimated €1million to the local economy. This year’s event, due to take place in July or August, will mark the 70th anniversary of the closing of Foynes international seaplane base.Organisers estimated the total cost for this year’s airshow at €140,000.Fianna Fail councillor Richard O’Donoghue said it was great to see people from the city having to come out to rural Ireland for the Foynes event last year.“This could be a success beyond our wildest dreams, creating an income for businesses locally and in the hinterland,” Fine Gael councillor Tom Neville predicted.Director of Adare-Rathkeale municipal district, Tom Gilligan, told council members that he agreed with their sentiments.“It’s an excellent project and we should wholly endorse it. It can only benefit the whole county and city,” he added. WhatsApp Previous articleLimerick team named to face AntrimNext articleHurlers make trip up north Alan Jacques Deputy Tom is fired up for the challenge Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Advertisement Twittercenter_img Top Fianna Fáil councillor will reject Green coalition deal Limerick TD says GLAS payments welcome but ‘much more action’ needed to support Agri-sector Sarah’s winning recipe to keep cabin fever at bay Decision to enter Phase 4 of reopening Ireland deferred to August 10 Print Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins appointed as Minister of State Email NewsLocal NewsCouncil support for Foynes air showBy Alan Jacques – February 20, 2015 959 last_img read more

Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation donates to support COVID-19 in New York

first_imgThe independent organization is seeking to help health and hunger relief organizations, as many of them are experiencing a significant increase in clients amid the coronavirus. The donations are designed to give organizations flexible funding as they provide support for their communities. $20,000 to Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York: The Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York will utilize the funding to hire additional staff to help meet growing needs in their efforts to collect and distribute food to nearly 1,000 charitable agencies across 23 counties in New York.$20,000 to Food Bank of Central New York: Food Bank of Central New York will use the funding to create and distribute emergency food boxes for children and families in need. Each box is intended to provide enough meals for a household for up to five days. Boxes contain a variety of non-perishable staple food items, such as rice, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, orange juice, canned fruits and vegetables, and macaroni and cheese.$15,000 to Delaware Opportunities Inc.: Delaware Opportunities Inc. provides a variety of emergency services to people in Delaware County. The funding will be used to offer food, transportation and grants to individuals with urgent household bills.$10,000 to Lowville Food Pantry Inc.: Lowville Food Pantry Inc. will use the funding to purchase additional food through Food Bank of Central New York to stock its emergency pantry.$10,000 to Veterans & Community Housing Coalition Inc.: Veterans & Community Housing Coalition Inc. will use the funding to provide food to homeless veterans and their families.$5,000 to Senior Services of Albany: Senior Services of Albany will use the funding to redeploy and mobilize staff to open three senior assurance centers in Albany, Cohoes, and Watervliet, where daily and weekly outreach calls will be made to nearly 700 older adults.$5,000 to Rome Rescue Mission: Rome Rescue Mission will use the funding to continue aiding families, the elderly and veterans. Currently, their mobile mission is delivering meals, clothing, blankets and other necessities in the community. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation is giving out $85,000 in emergency response funds to support health and hunger relief organizations in upstate New York. The following health and hunger relief organizations have been awarded funding:center_img For more on the coronavirus, click here. Donations to the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund can be made at read more

Sausage recall issued due to ‘extraneous materials’

first_imgXenia, Oh. — Bob Evans Farms, Inc., a Xenia, Ohio, establishment, is recalling approximately 46,734 pounds of pork sausage link products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of clear hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.The raw pork sausage link items were produced on Aug. 1, 2018. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)]12-oz overwrap trays labeled “BOB EVANS MAPLE PORK SAUSAGE LINKS.” These products contain a Use by date of Oct. 16, 2018 or Oct. 19, 2018, and Lot Code of 8213.12-oz overwrap trays labeled “BOB EVANS BROWN SUGAR & HONEY.” These products contain a Use by date of Oct. 16, 2018, and Lot Code of 8213.12-oz overwrap trays labeled “FRESH FROM MEIJER MAPLE FLAVORED SAUSAGE LINKS.” These products contain a Use by date of Sept. 06, 2018, and Lot Code of 8213.12-oz overwrap trays labeled “GIANT EAGLE MAPLE PORK BREAKFAST SAUSAGE LINKS CARAMEL COLOR ADDED.” These products contain a Use by date of Sept. 10, 2018, and Lot Code of 8213.12-oz overwrap trays labeled “SCHNUCKS MAPLE RECIPE BREAKFAST SAUSAGE.” These products contain a Lot Code of 8213.The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST 6785.” These items were shipped to retail locations in Ind., Ill., Md., Mich., Mo., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Pa., Va., and Wis.The problem was discovered when the establishment received consumer complaints of extraneous material in the pork sausage products.There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.last_img read more

Hurricane Warning in effect for Palm Beach County, Treasure Coast

first_imgA Hurricane Warning is in effect for coastal Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast due to the threat of Hurricane Isaias this weekend. The Hurricane Warning extends from Boca Raton to the Volusia/Brevard County line in Central Florida.Miami-Dade and Broward remain under a Tropical Storm Warning. Also, a Hurricane Watch remains in effect from Hallandale Beach to south of Boca Raton.Isaias became a Category 1 hurricane late Thursday night and it is expected to travel across all of the Bahamas in the next few days, according to the National Hurricane Center.Isaias is forecast to remain a hurricane for the next couple of days as it moves up the coast of the U.S., threatening other states.last_img