Twitter 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. 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 admin
In the intervening time, while Ranieri has undertaken club jobs in Spain, Italy and France and been in charge of the Greece national team, the closest Arsenal have come to being champions again was when they were second behind Chelsea in Mourinho’s maiden campaign. However, ahead of Leicester’s home game against Arsene Wenger’s team on Saturday, Ranieri believes Arsenal are ready to mount a serious title challenge once again. “When I was at Chelsea, they were ‘the Invincibles’ said Ranieri. “That was an unbelievable achievement, so it is surprising they have not won the league since. “I don’t know why Arsenal have had to wait so long, because Arsene Wenger is a good manager and he brings in good players. But maybe it is not so easy to replace players such as Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp, Fredrik Ljungberg and all the defenders. “But now, again, Arsenal is a very good team (who) we respect a lot. (They are) smart, fast, technical – everything. They are fantastic, good quality. (They) move the ball very well, very quickly. “They are ready to fight again for the title and it will be a very good match.” It might be said Arsenal are preparing to face Leicester’s ‘Invincibles’, with Ranieri’s team holding the Premier League’s only remaining unbeaten record following Manchester City’s home defeat to West Ham last weekend. When Ranieri left English football in 2004, the Gunners had just gone through the entire league season unbeaten. Ranieri’s Chelsea team finished runners-up that year, 11 points behind their London rivals, and reached the semi-finals of the Champions League for the first time in the club’s history, but it was not enough for the Italian to keep his job and he was replaced by Jose Mourinho. Claudio Ranieri is surprised Arsenal failed to win the title during his 11-year spell away from the Barclays Premier League. The 63-year-old chuckled at the suggestion before acknowledging his own poor record against Wenger’s Gunners. He said: “I have not such a good record against Arsenal. It is bad. If I remember well I didn’t win for 17 matches, or 16 matches.” It is actually one win in 14 meetings. He added: ” In my time at Chelsea I only managed to beat them once, but I won the last one in the quarter-final of the Champions League. “It is a bad record but every match was very good, they won or drew, but the matches were very open.” Ranieri will make several changes to his starting line up for the visit of Arsenal after swapping 10 players against West Ham in the Capital One Cup in midweek. T he likes of Kasper Schmeichel, Ritchie De Laet, Wes Morgan, Danny Drinkwater, Ngolo Kante, Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy are all expected to return to the team but on-loan winger Nathan Dyer (knee) remains out injured. Press Association
The first ever African Beach Games slated for the island of Cape Verde is set to commence from the 14- 23 June 2019.Beach Soccer would be the headline sport for this event.SAL 2019 is the first ever game of its kind anywhere in the world and Africa is the proud host continent with several countries expected to participate in the two weeks tournament based solely on sand.According to the press officer for team Ghana, Baaba Tando, a final list of athletes along with the confirmed disciplines would be submitted to the organizers in the coming days.The host city, SAL, has been selected because Cape Verde intends to launch its international tourism campaign using sports as an attraction.Beach Soccer would be the headline of a total of 11 disciplines to be staged at the event. The other sports include beach volley, beach handball, open water swimming, coastal rowing, karate kata, freestyle football, kiteboarding and new sports such as beach tennis, beach basketball, and beach athletics.The games which are under the Ghana Olympic Committee supervision has given Ghana the opportunity to present at most 85 athletes cutting across the 11 selected disciplines for the tournament.The GOC has had a series of meetings with the heads of the various sports federations to put in place a strategic preparation schedule for the tournament as well as decide which disciplines Ghana would participate in during the tournament.It is imperative that Ghana puts its best foot forward to afford the nation medal opportunities at the Games.Sal, one of the 10 islands of the Cape Verde archipelago situated 460km due west of Senegal, is an island of year-round sun, blue azure sea, and vast white sand beaches. It is these features that made the island the perfect location for the 1st African Beach Games.