Trucks boycott Limerick tunnel

first_img Previous articleLimerick claim Division 2 crownNext articleFour-bed home in Raheen for €130,000 admin Advertisement Print “We’re not using the Limerick Tunnel at the moment, because it’s not value for money.“We have tried to negotiate with Direct Route but they have no incentive to drop their price because their agreement with the NRA means the taxpayer will make up the difference”.At present, trucks are charged €5.80, which, says Eoin, would need to be dropped by €1.50 to become cheaper than travelling through the city.“Guys use it the odd time, but 90% still use the Dock Road and the tunnel was built to take heavy traffic out of the city”.Those engaged in the industry, he added, were not happy paying road tolls on top of road tax.“We want to see a system introduced that you pay for the days your truck is on the road, some weeks a vehicle could be parked up for three or four days”.Locally, he said that there has been a slight pick up in manufacturing in Shannon, but the airport is still underperforming.“We want to be involved in the planning process for the new Lynx Cargo Hub at Shannon airport, because will be a major stakeholders when it is up and running.“We have a few good fleets in the area at the moment, but we are at risk of losing them is the fuel issue isn’t addressed”.This was one of five issues he discussed in a recent meeting with Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar.“The number one problem is the price of fuel, which has gone up by 50% in the past 12 months”.He told the minister that a tax rebate on fuel needed to be introduced for the sake of the industry and the wider economy.“At present, hauliers exporting to the continent are buying all of their fuel abroad and the exchequer is losing out.“We want a tax rebate introduced similar to that in Belgium. This allows hauliers to claim back 8c a litre at the end of the year.“Last year, a Wexford haulier claimed back €1 million in VAT abroad”.They are now hoping to secure a meeting with Minister of Finance Michael Noonan.According to Mr Gavin, the minister recognised that hauliers, who employ about 60,000 in Ireland, are major stakeholders in the export economy.“The export industry is the strongest part of our economy at the moment and everything that’s exported has to be moved by road.“A tax rebate would restore confidence in the export market and inspire a bit of confidence in the haulage industry.“We understand the pressure that the Department of Finance is under, but we estimate it would be worth approximately €80 million to the exchequer”.“Everyone is losing out, from the guy you’re buying it off on the Dock Road, to the person buying a loaf of bread in the shop”.Eoin Gavin is originally from Sixmilebridge and his Bunratty- based company employs 13 people.He will be president of the IRHA for the next two years.“I want to change the perception that we are just big dirty trucks to something more like knights of the road”. Twitter Not value for money -IRHAAN estimated 90% of truck traffic is avoiding the new Limerick Tunnel, because it is not value for money.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up So claims Eoin Gavin, a Bunratty haulier, and newly appointed president of the Irish Road Haulage Association. NewsLocal NewsTrucks boycott Limerick tunnelBy admin – May 5, 2011 626 Linkedin Facebook Email WhatsApplast_img read more

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Organized by Croatian travel agencies, most tourists are from Germany

first_imgBy the way, a total of 1155 travel agencies based in the Republic of Croatia employ 5210 employees, of which 3409 are permanent. A total of one third of arrivals refers to the organization of travel in 2018, which is a direct role of travel agencies. The number of foreign tourists who came to Croatia organized by Croatian travel agencies increased by 11,6%, while the number of overnight stays increased by 9,2% in 2018 compared to 2017. In 2018, Croatian travel agencies organized multi-day trips in Croatia for 2,4 million foreign tourists, who spent 14,9 million nights. Which means that foreign tourists spent an average of six nights in Croatia. In 2018, compared to 2017, in the organization of Croatian travel agencies, the number of domestic visitors on one-day trips in Croatia increased by 26,0%, while in foreign countries it increased by 10,2%. The conclusion of the research says that in 2018, in the organization of Croatian travel agencies, there was an increase in one-day trips of domestic visitors in both Croatia and foreign countries. Thus, in 2018, there were 372 thousand domestic visitors organized by Croatian travel agencies on one-day trips, of which 283 thousand on one-day trips in Croatia and 90 thousand in foreign countries. Domestic visitors, organized by Croatian travel agencies on one-day trips to foreign countries, mostly traveled to Austria (36,3%) and Italy (23,5%). Central Bureau of Statistics 8 CBS) conducted a survey which included 1.155 Croatian travel agencies that organized travel or mediated in the sale and implementation of package deals and excursions for domestic and foreign visitors and tourists in 2018. In 2018, organized by Croatian travel agencies, 297 thousand domestic tourists were on trips in Croatia on which they realized 1,2 million overnight stays. Domestic tourists spent an average of four nights in Croatia. Compared to 2017, the number of domestic tourists traveling in Croatia organized by Croatian travel agencies increased by 1,7%, the number of their overnight stays increased by 3,2%. Organized by Croatian travel agencies, most tourists are from Germany Source: CBS In 2018, organized by Croatian travel agencies, 310 thousand domestic tourists were on trips to foreign countries on which 1,2 million overnight stays were realized. Domestic tourists mostly traveled to foreign countries in Italy (19,7%) and Austria (7,2%). This is followed by trips to the Czech Republic (6,7%), France (6,5%), Germany (6,3%), Hungary (5,7%), Bosnia and Herzegovina (4,1%), Greece, Slovenia and Spain (3,0% each), Russia (2,7%) and the United Kingdom (2,1%). Domestic tourists spent on average four nights in foreign countries, and traveled in foreign countries by 8,0% and realized 2,8% more nights in 2018 compared to 2017. In the structure of overnight stays of foreign tourists who came to Croatia in the organization of Croatian travel agencies, most overnight stays were realized by tourists from Germany (29,0%). This is followed by overnight stays of tourists from the United Kingdom (12,0%), Austria (6,5%), Poland (5,9%), the Czech Republic (5,3%), Italy (5,0%), Slovenia (3,9, 3,4%), the Netherlands (3,3%) and Sweden (XNUMX%). Domestic tourists mostly traveled to foreign countries in Italylast_img read more

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Nick Bosa in San Francisco? His Twitter shows it could be a tough cultural fit

first_imgOhio State pass rusher Nick Bosa’s measureables opened eyes at the NFL combine in March. He clocked 4.79 seconds in the 40-yard dash, 7.1 in the three-cone drill, and 4.14 in the 20-yard shuttle.Of concern: He was a few steps slow in the Twitter scrub.Bosa has not been shy about his political leanings. According to Kevin Van Valkenburg of ESPN, Bosa called then-49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick “a clown” in a 2016 tweet, at the height of the kneeling social justice protests on the part of …last_img

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Fowler has share of lead at OHL Classic

first_imgRead Next QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:31Go: Search for ‘perfect, honest man’ to lead PNP still on01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 View comments Beterbiev knocks out Koelling in 12th for IBF titlecenter_img Kizzire finished the second round with a 70.The third round will resume early Sunday morning. It is also contingent on the weather, as forecasters are predicting thunderstorms and heavy downpours for the next two days.A total of 79 players made the cut at one-under 141 — but it is not a 54-hole cut, since groups will remain the same over the next two rounds.ADVERTISEMENT PLAYA DEL CARMEN, MEXICO – NOVEMBER 11: Rickie Fowler the United States waves to Zach Johnson of the United States, Jonathan Byrd of the United States and Cameron Tringale of the United States as they look on from a balcony during the continuation of the second round of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba on November 11, 2017 in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFPRickie Fowler, who is playing for the first time since helping the Americans retain the Presidents Cup trophy, has a share of the lead at PGA Tour’s rain-hit OHL Classic at 10-under 132. World number 10 Fowler is tied with Patrick Rodgers and Patton Kizzire, who hasn’t hit a ball since Friday because of thunderstorms which have caused delays over the past two days.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fowler finished three holes early Saturday morning and was then forced to wait out a five-hour rain delay, only to see play at the Playa del Carmen course halted by darkness.After waiting out the weather, Fowler said all he could do was hope for the best on Sunday — which will be a 36-hole finish.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We deal with weather every once in a while on the PGA Tour, around the world, really,” Fowler said. “You kind of just learn to play when you get to play, relax when you get to relax. Rest when you can, tee it up when you can.”Fowler saved par on the 18th hole to record a four-under 67, while Rodgers settled for a 65 after firing his first bogey of the tournament on No. 17.last_img read more

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PH salvages silver in women’s wushu event

first_imgWong’s performance made up for Daniel Parantac’s showing on Sunday where the Filipino ended up in fourth place in men’s taijijian.Honetown bet Audrey Chan settled for a bronze with 9.64.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View comments Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Filipino wushu artist Agatha Chrystenzen Wong took home the silver medal in women’s taijijian event in the 29th Southeast Asian Games Monday at Kuala Lumpur Convention Center in Malaysia.Wong’s performance earned a score of 9.65 just .3 points behind gold medal winner and reigning world champion Lindswell Kwok of Indonesia (9.68).ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR LATEST STORIES PH archers miss gold target anew, settle for bronze medals Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremonylast_img read more

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni made $26.5 million last year, Sachin Tendulkar $18.6 million

first_imgIndia’s “Captain Cool” Mahendra Singh Dhoni and batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar lead world’s highest-paid cricketers with as many as six Indians making it to the Forbes list of top ten.Dhoni’s success on the pitch, including leading India to its second ever Cricket World Cup championship “had helped turn him into India’s biggest celebrity,” said the reputed US business magazine noting “the fame has paid off: last year, Dhoni made an unprecedented $26.5 million,”But only a small portion of that payout, about $3.5 million, comes directly from Dhoni’s on-field play, it said. The remaining sum of $23 million comes from his impressive list of nearly 25 endorsements, including PepsiCo, Reebok and Sony.Fellow Indian Sachin Tendulkar, “arguably the greatest batsman to ever step onto a cricket pitch, was the game’s highest-paid player before Dhoni’s rise to fame.””The Little Master is adored by cricket fans both young and old, and his popularity in India helped him make $18.6 million last year,” Forbes said.Like Dhoni, the vast majority of Tendulkar’s earnings came courtesy of valuable sponsorship deals. Tendulkar currently has 16 sponsors, including Adidas, Coca-Cola, Castrol and Toshiba, and they paid a total $16.5 million “for the all-time great’s services.”The next three spots on the Forbes list are also held by Indians with Gautam Gambhir ($7.3 million) ranked third, Virat Kohli ($7.1 million) fourth and Virender Sehwag ($6.9 million) fifth. Yusuf Pathan ($3.7 million) takes the tenth spot.Four Australians led by Shane Watson ($5.9 million) take the sixth to ninth spots. He is followed by Australian captain Michael Clarke ($4.9 million), Brett Lee ($4.8 million) and Ricky Ponting ($4.1 million).advertisementlast_img read more

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Asian Games 2018: Vikas Krishan, Amit Panghal assured of medals in boxing

first_imgBoxer Vikas Krishan assured another medal for India after he progressed to the semi-finals of 75kg event. It will be Krishan’s third successive Asiad medal and he’s the first Indian boxer to do so.Vikas fought despite a cut above his left eye to beat China’s Tuoheta Erbieke Tanglatihan 3-2.Vikas had won a lightweight 60kg category gold in the 2010 Asiad before adding a middleweight bronze in the 2014 edition.He also won a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games earlier this year.ASIAN GAMES 2018 FULL COVERAGE | MEDALSHe will square off against Kazakhstan’s Abilkhan Amankul in the semifinals.The Indian stood out for his sheer grit against the more imposing and faster Tanglatihan. Vikas held his own despite the cut above his eye opening up in the very first round.The Haryana-boxer, one of only four Indians with a world championships medal to his credit, launched very few attacks but managed to connect just enough straights to get the judges’ nod.Asian Games 2018, Day 11: Live UpdatesHe spent most of the bout keeping his distance and closed in only when Tanglatihan tried to target his body.Earlier, Amit Panghal (49kg) advanced to the semi-finals to assure himself of a maiden medal at the Games.The Armyman, who is a Commonwealth Games silver-medallist, defeated South Korea’s Kim Jang Ryong 5-0 with a thoroughly dominating performance to enter the last-four stage where he will take on Filipino Carlo Paalam.In the boxing competition, semifinalists are entitled to bronze medals.(With PTI inputs)advertisementlast_img read more

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World Cup 2019: Don’t read much into indifferent Australia series, says Chahal

first_imgAustralian batsmen pushed them out of their comfort zones, handing a rude reality check, but Yuzvendra Chahal is confident that one indifferent series will not affect his and Kuldeep Yadav’s performance at the World Cup.Despite his good show in New Zealand, Chahal played only one game against Australia, where he was a touch unlucky due to shoddy fielding before Ashton Turner took him to cleaners.”I don’t think we need to worry too much about the Australia series. We have played enough matches against them. Obviously, you can’t win every game that you play. The manner in which Australian batsmen played us, they deserved to win. We should laud their effort and try to do better when we face them next time,” Chahal told PTI during an interview before leaving for England.In the 2-3 defeat, what was worrying was how Kuldeep and Chahal were being easily read and no longer was the team management playing both in tandem. It was Ravindra Jadeja who was favored ahead of Chahal.Asked if the last few months have been different from the first 18 months, Chahal replied in affirmative.”I don’t see anything different in the past six months when either I or Kuldeep played in the XI. I think most of the times when we both played. It’s all about the team combination and what exactly is required in specific conditions,” he said.The flat decks in England could be a nightmare for bowlers but the 28-year-old Haryana leg-spinner is hardly perturbed, having played a lot of cricket on the Bengaluru belter.advertisement”I am not at all worried about the flat tracks in England as we are used to playing ODI cricket on flat tracks. And please don’t forget that I myself play a lot of matches every year at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, which is one of the best batting tracks,” said Chahal, who has 72 wickets from 41 ODIs with two five-wicket hauls.”And also when we are talking about flat tracks, if as a bowler I am under pressure, even the opposition bowlers will be under an equal amount of pressure when we would be batting.”Chahal’s biggest asset has been his big heart as he is not afraid to flight the ball even when he is under attack and that’s the mindset which helps him against marauders like Andre Russell and David Warner.”Against the best batsmen, you can’t have a defensive strategy. When you are bowling to a Russell or a Warner, you shouldn’t think about containing them. They are such players, you have to attack them and in my mind, every delivery that I bowl to these players is to get them out. I want each and every ball that I bowl to be my best delivery,” said Chahal.The 18 wickets in this year’s IPL for the Royal Challengers Bangalore will certainly boost his confidence as there is nothing like taking good form into a big event like IPL.”Obviously, it was very important to do well in IPL. Before a marquee tournament like the World Cup, a good IPL acts as a confidence booster.”Before moving to competitive cricket, Chahal had represented the age-group national team in a chess competition, a game that has probably helped him evolve as a master craftsman.He fondly recollected the days when he would watch a Vladmir Kramnik vs Vishwanathan Anand or Anand vs Kasparov games on Youtube.”When I used to play competitive chess, I would buy chess books and read the moves made by Anand in specific ties. It would help my game. I would also watch his matches on Youtube. Now I don’t get the time,” he said.His life has changed in the past two years with fame and adulation which is normal for any player doing well for the national cricket team.”When you play for India and also start performing, your fan base increases, the media highlights your performances. You feel a sense of positivity with all the praise and adulation that comes your way.”I feel the need to connect with my fans and my maiden association with lifestyle brand CheQmate. We thought about the name because everyone knows that I used to be a chess player during my younger days,” he signed off.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma feels Virat Kohli has done a great job as captainAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Counter attacking Jasprit Bumrah not a great idea, says Brian LaraAlso Seelast_img read more

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The SEC Made A Ridiculous Amount Of Money In 2014

first_imgSEC Logo in blue background.SEC Logo MoneyLife is good down south – down in the SEC, specifically. According to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, the SEC made $455 million in 2014, a probable record for revenue among college football conferences. It’s a massive jump in revenue from 2013, when the league made $314.5 million, second that year to the Big Ten, which made $318 million. The conference can thank its new TV network, the SEC Network, for most of the big jump in revenue. That means each school gets a nice $31.07 million gift. SEC will distribute $31.07M per school in revenue, sources told @ESPN. League made record $455M past year— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) May 29, 2015The conference made nearly twice as much as the Big 12.SEC made $455M in revenue, Big 12 “little north of $250M” past year, sources told @ESPN— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) May 29, 2015College football’s strongest conference in recent seasons now has more money to play with.last_img read more

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CCMA PARTNERS WITH SOCAN TO LAUNCH CCMA SONG CAMP

first_imgThe inaugural CCMA Song Camp will boast a roster of some of Canada’s top country talent. Those attending include:SONGWRITERSKelly ArcherPatricia ConroyDan DavidsonLindsay EllAndrew HyattEmma-LeeMeghan PatrickMackenzie PorterDeric RuttanBen StennisTebeyPRODUCERSBlake BollingerJeff JohnsonKaren KosowskiColin MunroeDave “Dwave” ThomsonFor more information on the CCMA and the CCMA Song Camp you can visit www.ccma.org .About the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Established in 1976, the CCMA is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization committed to the promotion and recognition of Canadian country music. Built upon the foundation to educate, elevate and celebrate Canadian talent, the CCMA progressively heralds the spirit, community and creativity that country music fosters through year-round initiatives, culminating every fall with Country Music Week and the Canadian Country Music Association Awards. Sponsors of Country Music Week and the 2019 CCMA Awards Show include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund”, Radio Starmaker, the Government of Alberta, The City of Calgary and Tourism Calgary.About SOCANSOCAN is a rights management organization that connects more than four-million music creators worldwide and more than a quarter-million businesses and individuals in Canada. More than 150,000 songwriters, composers, music publishers and visual artists are its direct members, and more than 100,000 organizations are Licensed To Play music across Canada. With a concerted use of progressive technology and unique data as well as a commitment to lead the global transformation of rights management, with wholly-owned companies Audiam, Dataclef, MediaNet, RoyaltyGuru and SODRAC, SOCAN is dedicated to upholding the fundamental truths that music and visual arts have value and creators and publishers deserve fair compensation for their work. For more information: www.socan.com Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: TORONTO, ON – The Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA) is pleased to announce that it has partnered with SOCAN, the largest music industry organization in Canada, to launch the CCMA Song Camp. Taking place January 27 – February 2, 2019 in Gaspar Hernández, Dominican Republic, the week-long camp will bring together 16 established country music songwriters and producers with the goal of creating a broad collection of radio-ready songs.Sun, sand and country music; the perfect combination for a week in the Caribbean. Spending seven days off the grid at the Song Camp provides attendees the opportunity to break free from their day-to-day and life’s distractions, giving them the freedom to channel their creative outlets and granting them access to unique collaborative experiences they might not otherwise have.Each morning the curated group of writers and producers will receive a briefing and then dissolve into their small assigned groups where they will spend the day collaborating to develop a collection of new songs. Days will consist of a series of three writing sessions, ranging from two to five hours in length, with new groups being assigned together each day. Every evening will culminate with a late-night showcase, providing the groups an opportunity to share their favourite tracks from the day’s sessions. Advertisement Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

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