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Norwegian will not resume Shannon flights

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Print Facebook Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic Limerick on Covid watch list Previous articleWATCH: John Kiely names much-changed team for Thurles tripNext articleConn Murray’s name written large in the annals of Limerick Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin BUDGET airline Norwegian has confirmed that it will not resume its transatlantic flights from Shannon and Cork this year.A spokesperson for Shannon Group said they were disappointed for its passengers with the news that Norwegian was unable to resume operations as a result of the continued grounding of the Boeing 737 Max aircraft.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The world-wide grounding of the 737 Max aircraft is having a serious impact for Shannon passengers. Proportionally, no other Irish airport has such a high level of activity operated by the 737 Max aircraft.“At peak this aircraft type would have operated 13 weekly flights from Shannon to North America. We now estimate that the loss of these flights, which include this year’s Air Canada service, will mean a loss of over 120,000 seats at Shannon in 2019 and as a result our overall passenger numbers will be down.“We remain confident that once the 737 Max aircraft is back flying that these services will be restored, as they were extremely popular in 2018″, the statement concluded.by Tom [email protected] NewsBusinessTransportNorwegian will not resume Shannon flightsBy Staff Reporter – June 15, 2019 765 center_img Twitter Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up WhatsApp Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Email Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge TAGSbusinessClareIrelandLimerick City and CountyNewsShannonTransport TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type!last_img read more

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Worcester rain on Lincoln’s parade

first_imgAfter a day of torrential downpours it was, somewhat miraculously, glorious sunshine that greeted Lincoln and Worcester for this opening premier clash. Unfortunately for Lincoln however, only one team could do the conditions justice.Even before kick-off Worcester were clearly the more professional outfit with sharp, snappy passing and a strong emphasise on communication. Lincoln meanwhile, had a more relaxed approach and it was no surprise that Worcester dominated the play right from the off. After only 30 seconds a smart flick from Worcester forward Rich Adams forced Lincoln to concede a corner. A beautiful ball was swung in deep to the far post where Charles Sheldon towered above the Lincoln defence to nod home Worcester’s first.Worcester forced a third corner on 5 minutes and it was another back post finish, this time from Matt Sinett and with his right foot, that secured Worcester’s second. Worcester continued to have the better of it for the rest of the half, the physicality of midfielder Tim Grady winning the aerial battle while Lucian Weston neatly picked up the pieces. Pacy striker Adams linked up well with fellow forward Desai, but for all their pressure Worcester could not find a third before half time, despite hitting the woodwork on no fewer than three occasions.Lincoln were lucky to go in only two behind, their best opportunities coming through striker Nick Long who was a constant menace to the Worcester defence. In the opening period of the second half Lincoln did begin to find their feet, midfielder Jeff French matching the physical presence of Grady and forward Martin Toolberry finding his passing range. This upturn in fortune did not last long though and the comeback goal eluded them. Worcester reasserted their authority with a sublime through ball from Grady, which was coolly tucked away by Adams. Lincoln then proceeded to practice their one-twos with the Worcester woodwork. An audacious overhead attempt by Long fell to winger Ploughman, whose shot cannoned off the crossbar only for the now upstanding Long to hit the post. Worcester broke and punished these missed opportunities with Desai drilling a shot straight into the top corner from a tight angle.Lincoln did ruin the complete performance by Worcester by scoring a consolation on 75 minutes, John Webb tapping in after a fumble by the Worcester keeper. But Worcester had the last word when Weston fired in a cracker from the edge of the area and sealed the 5-1 victory.Worcester’s captain Danny Plaxton was thrilled with the result, “This is certainly the best football we’ve played for a while and it was great to see the team come together despite several new faces. I can see no reason why we can’t win a third successive league title.” Confident words from the Worcester captain and a performance to match, suggest Worcester are the side to beat in this year’s premier.last_img read more

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Talented Donegal girl (13) selected as Junior Eurovision finalist

first_imgThirteen-year-old Ciara McShane from Inver has been selected for the televised heats final of Ireland’s Junior Eurovision.Ciara, who is a client of Karen Gorman Casting Agency, was chosen following a national search and hundreds of entries which were put through a rigorous selection process.She dreams of being the overall winner and go on to sing in front of millions of people at the Junior Eurovision final in Poland this November. Karen Gorman told Donegal Daily: “Ciara is off to RTE for the filming which will take place over two days. Eight young people will be selected for the televised final on August 29th with the winner representing Ireland in Poland!“Our Donegal representative has impressed the adjudicating panel massively in every stage of the audition process so far. It is no surprise that she has been selected for the televised heats!”Ciara McShane, 13Ciara got the opportunity to meet the pianist from top band Picture This at rehearsals at RTE on Thursday.Ciara impressed with her talents as she sang the band’s song Take My Hand in Irish, which is her chosen song for the competition. Ciara is not only a beautiful singer, but she is an accomplished pianist and guitarist too.Her proud mum Pauline said: “Ciara started singing in the house from the age of 3. From when she was 4 – 9 years, she took part in various plays and variety concerts in her local Community Centre.“As a pupil at St Naul’s National School, her head teacher Carmel Mc Daid heard her sing O Holy Night and was blown away with her voice so for the first time at the age of 8, Ciara got the opportunity to sing in front of everyone receiving a standing ovation.“The following year Ciara was asked to take part in a variety concert in her local community centre, where she sang Pink’s Just Give Me a Reason.“Ciara has also taken part in her local Scór and choir for the last three years. “A student of St. Catherine’s Secondary School Killybegs, she took part in One Voice at the An Grianan Theatre Letterkenny where she got the opportunity to sing a solo version of This is Me from ‘The Greatest Showman’ for the Minister of Education Joe Mc Hugh.“Her next stage is in RTE where the whole of Donegal is behind her! The very best of luck Ciara, we can’t wait to see you on TV!,” Pauline said.Talented Donegal girl (13) selected as Junior Eurovision finalist was last modified: August 3rd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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VD Linde lifts FIA Academy Young Driver Award

first_img22 July 2014South African motor racing prodigy Kelvin van der Linde was awarded the Driver of the Year award for the 2014 International Automobile Federation’s (FIA) Young Driver Excellence Academy at a graduation ceremony at the Paul Ricard circuit in France on Friday.The 18-year-old was presented with a trophy and certificate at the culmination of a seven-month programme that included five different workshops attended by 10 young racing drivers from eight countries. Van der Linde was the official representative of the African continent.The Young Driver Excellence Academy is an initiative of the FIA Institute for Motor Sport Safety and Sustainability.Intensive selection processVan der Linde earned his place at the 2014 Academy after an intensive selection process that involved events around the world at the end of 2013. Each FIA National Sporting Authority (NSA), including Motorsport South Africa, nominated a driver to attend the selection process. Five qualifiers were chosen and were joined by five wild card participants.The Academy offers a fully-funded training programme to help develop the participants’ motor sport careers, while increasing safety skills and promoting fairness and responsibility on and off the track.‘Expert tutelage’Drivers benefitted from the expert tutelage of former Formula One driver Alex Wurz of Austria and former World Rally Championship co-driver Robert Reid of England.As part of Van der Linde’s prize, Wurz and Reid will assist him in his career progression, ensuring he has the chance to meet key people and develop opportunities in the sport.‘A well-deserved winner’Wurz commented: “Selecting a winner is never easy. However Kelvin’s performance across the entire range of the Academy was outstanding and makes him a well- deserved winner.“It’s always at the end of the Academy during this last workshop that you realise you work with such promising talent and appreciate the friendships you have built with such extraordinary young people like this year’s Academy graduates.”Reid said: “Kelvin is a well-deserved winner of the Academy. He has performed well throughout, but also learnt a lot and improved on all levels.”ImpressedAccording to the Academy, Van der Linde, the 2012 South African VW Cup champion and 2013 European VW Scirocco R-Cup champion – he is the youngest to have won either of these titles – impressed not only with his speed on the circuit, but with his willingness and enthusiasm to engage with the Academy programme, which is aimed at developing and improving motor sport safety and sustainability and promotes excellence and achievement in all areas of motor sport.He also demonstrated a strong appreciation and understanding of key safety aspects of the Academy throughout the year.Van der Linde, who currently leads the ADAC GT Masters Championship for GT3 sports cars in Europe at the halfway stage in a Prosperia C. Abt Audi R8 with German co-driver Rene Rast, was thrilled to be named Academy Driver of the Year and said he is excited to continue implementing the lessons he has learnt.‘This is amazing’“I’m really speechless right now. To come to the Academy as the African representative where, despite being a large continent, racing is still growing and to win this is amazing,” he said.“I came here with an open mind, ready to learn, and gave it my best. It’s great to win and receive this trophy, but the real work starts now.”That work includes a return to the “real world” and catching up on his matric preliminary examinations at school. He missed the first three exams because of last week’s final Academy workshop in France and will be working hard to catch up this week.“While a motor sport career is what I have chosen for myself, I realise the value of completing my school education and intend to achieve as good a matric result as I can,” Van der Linde said.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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