Shannon firm to close after Christmas

first_imgTwitter Linkedin WhatsApp Facebook Print Andrew CareyA SHANNON based electrical switchgear firm is to close with the loss of 63 jobs.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up At the end of January, Kraus and Naimer is to closing its manufacturing facility in the Shannon Free Zone.The Limerick Post has learned that the closure is due to continued financial losses at the firm.Kraus and Naimer has been sustaining losses for the last number of years.It is understood that the closure is forced due to the impact of weak customer demand due to the global recession.The facility was set up in Shannon in 1973.center_img NewsBreaking newsShannon firm to close after ChristmasBy admin – December 5, 2013 711 Advertisement Email Previous articleLimerick homes at risk of repossessionNext articleGeordie Shore sets Limerick pulses racing adminlast_img read more

Payday for California college athletes moves closer to pay dirt

first_imgSeptember 11, 2019 /Sports News – National Payday for California college athletes moves closer to pay dirt Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail8213erika/iStock(LOS ANGELES) — The California Assembly has overwhelmingly passed legislation to allow college athletes to earn income for the first time from their names, images and likenesses — a proposal praised by NBA star LeBron James but slammed by the NCAA.The proposal, also known as the Fair Pay to Play Act, would prohibit California colleges and universities from enforcing NCAA rules preventing student-athletes from being compensated for the use of their names, images and likenesses and from endorsements and sponsorships.The state Assembly passed the bill on Monday in a 73-0 vote. An earlier version was approved by the state Senate on May 22 and the amended bill will go back to the state Senate for a vote on Friday.If approved by the Senate, the bill will be sent to Gov. Gavin Newsom, who will have 30 days to sign it into law or veto it.It could go into effect in 2023.The Assembly voted on the bill after LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers tweeted his support for the legislation last week.“California can change the game,” James, a frequent critic of the NCAA who went straight to the NBA from high school, said in his tweet.In a statement to ABC News on Tuesday, the NCAA said it is closely monitoring the legislation.“As we evaluate our next steps, we remain focused on providing opportunities and a level playing field for the nearly half a million student-athletes nationwide,” the statement reads.In a letter sent to state Assembly leaders in June, NCAA President Mark Emmert warned that if the legislation becomes law there could be severe consequences for the state’s colleges and universities, including prohibiting athletic teams from participating in NCAA championships.“We recognize all of the efforts that have been undertaken to develop this bill in the context of complex issues related to the current collegiate model that has been the subject of litigation and much national debate,” Emmert wrote in his letter.“Nonetheless, when contrasted with current NCAA rules, as drafted the bill threatens to alter materially the principles of intercollegiate athletics and create local differences that would make it impossible to host fair national championships,” Emmert wrote. “As a result, it likely would have a negative impact on the exact student-athletes it intends to assist.”State Sen. Nancy Skinner, a co-author of the bill, said the proposed law would level the playing field for student-athletes against “unfair rules that exploit college athletes and allow the NCAA, universities, TV networks, and corporate sponsors to pocket huge sums.”She said the rules have “disproportionately harmed students from low-income families,” including many who live below the poverty line while attempting to simultaneously fulfill their dreams in the athletic arena and the classroom.“They’re particularly unfair to female athletes because, for many young women, college is the only time they could earn income since women have fewer professional sports opportunities than men,” Skinner’s statement reads.The action taken by California lawmakers appears to be gaining national traction.In March, U.S. Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C., proposed the Student-Athlete Equity Act, bipartisan legislation that would remove the restriction on student-athletes using or being compensated for use of their names, images and likenesses.Some athletes have previously sued the NCAA and video game makers in attempts to get paid for the use of their names and likenesses.Former UCLA basketball star Ed O’Bannon, who led the school to an NCAA Division I men’s basketball championship in 1995, was the lead plaintiff in an anti-trust lawsuit that challenged the NCAA’s right to use athletes’ names, images and likenesses without compensation. O’Bannon claimed his name and image were illegally used in video games years after he graduated and without him ever being compensated.A judge presiding over O’Bannon’s case found in 2014 that amateurism rules for college sports violated federal antitrust law and ruled that student-athletes could be compensated as much as $5,000 annually. But an appeals court struck down the plan to pay student-athletes. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Go Outside and Play: Hendersonville, North Carolina

first_imgPhoto courtesy of Lazy Otter Outfitters. MORNING EVENING Jump Off Rock, only 15 minutes from downtown, offers stunning sunset views. Peer into four states as the sun sinks behind the Blue Ridge. AFTERNOON Get an early start at North River Farms where DB bar D Outfitters leads half-day and full-day guided trout fishing trips on the 1,450-acre farm along the north fork of Mills River. Rainbow, brook, and brown trout are plentiful in the catch-and-release waters. Afterward, enjoy a streamside lunch. MORNING DAY ONE Next door to the Riveter, the East Coast headquarters of Sierra Nevada Brewing Company beckons beer enthusiasts. The palatial brewery combines good beer, environmental stewardship, culinary creativity, and fun times. Sign up in advance for a brewery tour or take a self-guided stroll down hallways filled with memorabilia from the company’s 40-year history. Circle around the fire pit in the expansive beer garden out back and toast your time in Hendersonville. Stop by The Baker’s Box and grab a freshly made sandwich, wrap, or salad to go. Enjoy a picnic lunch at DuPont State Recreational Forest. A short hike leads to Hooker Falls or take a longer trek up to Triple and High falls. AFTERNOON Book a room at The Charleston Inn or 1898 Waverly Inn for a downtown lodging experience. The side-by-side bed and breakfasts both include historical charm and modern amenities. Walk to dinner on Main Street and choose from 25 independently owned restaurants. Don’t miss cocktails at Shine, Hendersonville’s first rooftop bar. Start the day with a relaxing paddle along the French Broad River, one of the oldest in the world. Lazy Otter Outfitters rents all the gear necessary to tube, kayak, canoe, or stand-up paddleboard. This section of the French Broad remains largely untouched by development, so paddlers will enjoy wildlife and vegetation along the banks. DAY TWO A WEEKEND IN… Feature Image: Sierra Nevada Brewery is one of 16 craft producer on the Henderson County Cheers! Trail. Photo by Sam Dean. Dupont Triple Falls. Photo by Bill Russ. Surrounded by Pisgah National Forest and minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway, Hendersonville beckons travelers looking to disconnect from daily worries and reconnect with each other and the natural world. Just south of busy Asheville, the vibrant mountain town of Hendersonville delivers its own blend of arts and culture, outdoor adventure, and creative craft beverage producers. Hendersonville, North Carolina EVENING Facebook: VisitHendersonvilleNC | Instagram: VisitHendersonvilleNCVISITHENDERSONVILLENC.COM The new Riveter gym combines an extensive climbing facility and bike park under one roof. With more than 16,000 square feet of climbing terrain, a multi-feature covered bike track, yoga studio and fitness area, Riveter accommodates whatever exercise gets you moving.last_img read more

Yuvraj Singh challenges Sachin Tendulkar to break his record – in the kitchen!

first_imgImage Courtesy: Instagram/AFPAdvertisement rgs1c1NBA Finals | Brooklyn VsnqqcwWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E499( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 053bWould you ever consider trying this?😱4jCan your students do this? 🌚amRoller skating! Powered by Firework Hailed as the greatest cricket to ever grace the 22 yards,  Sachin Tendulkar has achieved almost every possible records in his decorated career. Now seven years since his retirement, the legendary batsman faces a new challenge from former teammate Yuvraj Singh, not on the pitch, in the kitchen, as he has to bounce a ball 100 times, not with a bat, but with a rolling pin!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Instagram/AFPIn the past few months as India is going through the novel Coronavirus crisis, cricketers and other sportspersons of the country and abroad have often thrown some challenges at each other. Now its time for the Little Master, as Yuvi took to social media to nominate Sachin for this one.On his official Instagram, Yuvraj posted a video, where he was seen blindfolded, juggling a ball with a rolling pin, as he challenged Sachin to do the same for 100 times as part of the challenge.Advertisement “Master you have broken so many records on the field!! time to break my record of 100 in the kitchen 🤪! Sorry couldn’t post full video cause it will be too long to count 100 😂 paji back to you 👊🏽hope you don’t break other things in the kitchen 😂😂 @sachintendulkar” he captioned the video. Check out the clip below-The video, posted earlier today, has gathered over 4.5 lakh views, as netizens stormed the comments with appreciation, as they are eager to see the Master Blaster take up the challenge.This was an obvious throwback to the recent ‘keep it up’ challenge that yuvi had nominated Sachin, Rohit Sharma and Harbhajan Singh back on 14th May. While the challenge back then was about juggling a ball on the side of a bat, Yuvi now takes it to the next level by using the rolling pin, a familiar item from the Indian kitchen. Check out Yuvraj’s tweet of the challenge-The nominees all came up with clips of doing the challenge., while Rohit twisted it up by using the bat’s handle instead of the edge. If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Sports India Exclusive with Anthony Amalraj: Use hypnotherapy to train my mind to react in pressure situations!Virat Kohli reveals which International cricketer is asking him to join TikTok! Advertisementlast_img read more