Grounded plane to continue journey

first_imgNewsLocal NewsGrounded plane to continue journeyBy admin – January 14, 2010 563 The ArkeFly chartered Boeing 767 jet has 230 passengers and 11 crew on board. It was travelling from Amsterdam to the Caribbean island of Aruba.The plane made the emergency landing following a bomb threat from a passanger.A Dutch national in his 40’s is being detained by gardai in Shannon. WhatsApp Previous articleJet in emergency landingNext articleTrolley jam at Regional Hospital admin Advertisement Twitter A PLANE grounded at Shannon Airport yesterday was given the go ahead last night after a search was completed. It is expected to continue its journey to the Caribbean some time today.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Email Linkedin Print Facebooklast_img

A Master at work – Willett webchat goes down a storm

first_img15 May 2020 A Master at work – Willett webchat goes down a storm Danny Willett’s green jacket will always take pride of place in his locker, but an England blazer remains dear to his heart.In fact, the 2016 Masters champion rates playing as an amateur in the Home Internationals for England as his favourite team golf experience.That was just one of the nuggets to come out of a wide-ranging, open and honest online Q&A session which Willett conducted with England Golf coaches and players this week.Willett was the toast of world golf four years ago when he came from three shots back to card a brilliant final round 67 to win the Masters by three shots from Jordan Spieth and Lee Westwood.To date, that remains the greatest achievement of the Yorkshireman’s career and was a hot topic for discussion during another lively webchat hosted by Performance Director Nigel Edwards.Both Willett and Edwards share more than an England Golf connection.In 2007, they were part of the GB&I Walker Cup squad – also featuring Rory McIlroy – which narrowly lost out to a star-studded American side including Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson and Webb Simpson at Royal County Down.Willett – currently based in Isleworth in Florida as he waits for the tours to start on both sides of the pond – talked through his amazing work ethic, his attention to detail and the processes he has followed all his career.And he recalled with fondness an amateur career during which he won the Australian Stroke Play, the Spanish Amateur and the English Amateur en route to becoming the world number one.Willett said: “I loved everything about team golf with England when you had a group of guys taking on Wales, Scotland and Ireland.“You maybe had 40-50 of the best players from the UK there and you were trying to impress for Walker Cup places and Jacques Leglise teams.“You wanted to beat everyone, you certainly didn’t want to lose to a rival country, but there was still a great camaraderie.“Yorkshire normally had quite a good bunch and we were well represented.“But you caught up with people you hadn’t seen since the last event and I was good pals with Oliver Fisher and Tim Sherrard among others and it was great to get everyone together.”Willett has won seven times on Tour and, at 32 years of age, has arguably yet to reach his prime.As a youth, Willett was always earmarked for a great career – and his English amateur win at Royal St George’s in 2007 remains a landmark moment.“It was a great week,” recalled Willett who beat Matt Cryer by a 3&2 margin to lift the silverware.“I played a lot of good players that week and then beat Matt in the final.“It was the end of a pretty exceptional summer and the culmination of lot of good golf that I played at that time.“To win any event is brilliant – to win on home soil in front of England officials and organisers it was a really special one to get it under your belt.“It was a great golf course to win on too – and I’ll now need to wait until next year to go back with this year’s Open postponed.“Oddly enough I haven’t played there since I won the English Amateur“I was looking forward to going back, but it’s more just looking forward to The Open as an event.“For an Englishman, The Open in England is truly special just as it is for a Scotsman in Scotland or the Irish boys last year at Portrush.“You take Opens wherever they are – they are always phenomenal, but it’s great to get a home crowd.“I have fond memories of that place and it’s been a helluva long time since I played it. To go back as professional with a different golf game would have been a lot of fun.”As a Yorkshireman, Willett remain fiercely proud of his home county and still keeps one eye on the amateur game.The rise of Rotherham’s Ben Schmidt, pictured above, in the last year has caught his attention.Willett added:”I still chat to Graham Walker about the lads coming up through Yorkshire and different bits and bobs.“There are a couple of players in Yorkshire – Ben being one – and I keep track even though life is busy.“I’ve tried to help him out for a few things here and there. He’s young, but he has to keep working hard and see where he gets.“It’s good and well winning, but the scores he was posting were the thing to look out for. That’s the impressive part.“He’s also won in Australia and if you have a game that travels, then that’s a good thing.”Next in line for the England squads – already treated to sessions with Matt Wallace, Matt Fitzpatrick, Tommy Fleetwood, Meghan MacLaren and Bronte Law –  is a Q&A with Ryder Cup player and European Tour winner Chris Wood. Tags: Danny Willett, English Amateur Championship, Nigel Edwards, Royal St George Golf Club, Walker Cuplast_img read more

Goodbye Steamboats, Hello Herons

first_imgMonaghan explainedthe designs went throughmany iterations beforelanding on something thateveryone could agree on. “Herons are just so majestic,” she said. “My other favorite landmark is the train station,” she added and Mery agreed and said it connotes “home.” Monaghan made sure to add details like windowpanes on the train station and the window boxes below that, at the real train station, are always filled by the Little Silver Garden Club with plantings that reflect the season. The heron signs include nautical roping lashed around the top of the sign’s posts and Monaghan said she’s asked that the borough plant seagrass at the base to complete the water way feel. Six of the signs feature the distinctive Little Silver Train Station, a nod to the borough’s busy downtown hub, and two signs feature a white heron soaring over the water, a delightful sight for travelers traveling over the Gooseneck and Oceanport Avenue bridges. By Amy Byrnes At the end of October, new, cheerful “Welcome to Little Silver” signs started popping up around town, reflecting the borough’s history and geography. Silverweb designer and co-owner Nora Monaghan, who’s lived in Little Silver for 23 years, said she especially wanted to highlight Little Silver’s extensive water ways and the stately white birds that she sees whenever she’s driving in and out of the borough. The classic markers had a distinctly colonial vibe and featured illustrations of a steamboat and the year Little Silver was established. center_img Silverweb of Red Bank, a graphic design firm, created the new welcome signs. The firm had helped create a logo and website for recent Little Silver Day celebrations and was happy to work with the borough council members on the design, materials and size of the signs for the $19,000 capital improvement project. “It was really a compliment,” said Silverweb co-owner Jackie Mery. A heron is featured on new signs announcing Little Silver.Photo by Amy Byrnes Once they came up with two designs, the borough went out to four sign fabricators to bid on the project and the winner was Stone Graphics Company, Inc. in Farmingdale. Owner Chris Stone said they applied the same weather resistant paint process used for signs the company created for Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida that’s durable and – depending on care and environmental conditions – should welcome visitors to Little Silver for years to come. But lately they had started to show their age and were “literally falling apart,” according to Mayor Robert Neff. Public works employees were finding sign parts in the grass. It seemed they were too far gone for fixing. “We thought it was time to bring the signs up to date,” he said. LITTLE SILVER – For decades, iconic carved wooden signs have welcomed people to the riverside borough. “I wanted it to be perfect,” she said.last_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 7, 2016)–Idle since running seventh in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint Oct. 31 and fitted with blinkers by trainer Peter Eurton, Kobe’s Back rallied from far back under Gary Stevens to take Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes by a half length while covering six furlongs in 1:08.70.As is his custom, Kobe’s Back, who broke from the rail in a field of five older horses, was away slowly but was in high gear while four-wide turning for home, about nine lengths off the lead.“Gary said the blinkers did make a difference,” said Eurton, who trained “Kobe” in his last eight starts. “They probably need a little more cup to them. He tends to focus on the handlers in the gate…He tends to forget about the front part of the gate when it opens, so we’re going to add just a little more shade to them.”When asked if he was concerned about being so far back early, Eurton responded, “I know him, so we’re used to it. Six furlongs is just a little short…I never felt he was completely out of it, knowing him.”The second choice in the wagering at 5-2, Kobe’s Back collared favored Salutos Amigos in the final 50 yards and paid $7.00, $3.40 and $2.40.Owned by Lee and Susan Searing’s CRK Stable, Kobe’s Back improved his overall mark to 17-4-3-2. With the winner’s share of $120,000, the 5-year-old Kentucky-bred horse by Flatter increased his earnings to $772,250.“We tried blinkers years ago when John (Sadler) had him and he didn’t particularly like them,” said Lee Searing. “We didn’t think it was going to make a big difference. He did come out of the gate really good today, so that may have made a difference but he’s also never been this good, so finally this may be his year. We’ll find out but it’s a good start.”Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, Salutos Amigos was a close fourth at the rail going into the far turn, made the lead a sixteenth out, but couldn’t hold off the winner late while finishing 1 ½ lengths in front of Cautious Giant. Off at 7-5, he paid $2.80 and $2.20.With Santiago Gonzalez up, Cautious Giant was lapped on pacesetter Rocket Heat around the far turn, took command at the quarter pole and proved third best, finishing 3 ¾ lengths in front of Rocket Heat. Off at 6-1, Cautious Giant paid $3.00 to show.Fractions on the race were 21.88, 44.45 and 56.33.Racing resumes on Thursday at Santa Anita, with first post time at 1 p.m. Admission gates will open at 11 a.m.last_img read more