Thousands brave the wind and rain for the 49th Limerick International…

first_imgEmail Members of Charlotte Catholic High School Band. Photo: Cian ReinhardtCHARLOTTE Catholic High School, North Carolina, USA have been named as the overall winners of the 49th Limerick International Band Championship – Ireland’s only marching band competition.Thousands of spectators braved the rain and wind in Limerick City as they cheered and supported the 1,300 musicians from 20 bands who took part in this year’s event.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Bands from the United States, Estonia, England, Northern Ireland, Limerick and across Ireland marched down O’Connell Street in Limerick as part of the Limerick St Patrick’s Festival 2019.Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr James Collins said, “There was high energy and high entertainment.  The people of Limerick came out to support it again despite the weather.  The rain didn’t stop anybody having fun, it was fantastic.”“It is a great event for Limerick.”The band was presented with the Kenneally Jewellers Perpetual Trophy as overall winners of the championship.The winners in the other categories were:Best International Band – Slippery Rock University Marching Pride Band, PennsylvaniaBest Youth Band – Banna Chluain Meala, ClonmelBest Local Band – Newcastle West Pipe BandBest Musical Performance – The Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh, New JerseyBest Uniform – Mullingar Town BandMost Entertaining Performance – Clondalkin Youth BandSpecial Judges’ Award (Pipe Band) – Killorglin and District Pipe BandSpecial Judges’ Award – Friendship Band, Northern IrelandSpecial Judges’ Award – Glen Ridge High School, New JerseyBands performed at the reviewing stand for three minutes as part of the judging process with the winners announced at Arthur’s Quay Park following the competition.Photo: Cian ReinhardrtPerformances at the 49th Limerick International Band Championship were judged by an international panel consisting of: Prof Stan Michalski, Cindy Scheid, Dr James Standland, Evelyn Grant and Niall Carroll.The head judge, Prof Michalski said, “It was outstanding due to the weather to see all the musicians so enthused.  We were very much impressed.  It would have been especially difficult for those playing the woodwind instruments.  The musicians playing the brass instruments would get away with it.  We had snow last year, rain this year – next year it’s going to be sunshine!”“I want to congratulate all the bands for taking the opportunity to walk through the entire parade, because it was very difficult on the instrumentalists with the weather being so wet.” Print NewsCommunityEntertainmentMusicVideoThousands brave the wind and rain for the 49th Limerick International Band ChampionshipBy Staff Reporter – March 19, 2019 1090 Advertisement Facebookcenter_img Twitter WhatsApp Linkedin Previous articleThe Breakdown EP94: Six Nations Post Mortem & Throwing the Baby Out with the BathwaterNext articleFresh Film Festival announces 2019 programme Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

Weatherford and Saudi Aramco ink five-year corporate procurement agreement

first_img Image: Weatherford and Saudi Aramco ink five-year corporate procurement agreement. Photo: courtesy of Patrick Moore/Freeimages.com. Weatherford International plc (OTC-PINK: WFTIQ), one of the largest multinational oilfield service companies, has announced the signing of a five-year Corporate Procurement Agreement with Saudi Aramco to deliver cementation, completions, liners, solid expandables and casing exit technologies. The agreement establishes a foundation for future collaboration between Weatherford and Saudi Aramco, built on the forefront of oilfield technology and unsurpassed value.Weatherford Vice President, Saudi Arabia, Jim Hollingsworth said, “Weatherford is energized by the opportunity afforded by Saudi Aramco to deploy our revolutionary technology in the Kingdom, which will save rig time and associated costs, while also maximizing production in one of the world’s most challenging environments.” Hollingsworth added, “This agreement sets the stage for future collaboration and will unlock both game-changing technology and tremendous value. Weatherford is excited to work with Saudi Aramco now and long into the future to lead in technology innovation and development.”Mohammed Shammary, Vice President, Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Saudi Aramco, said, “We look forward to working with Weatherford to develop breakthrough energy technologies and reinforce our position in oil and gas exploration and production. Their robust product portfolio aligns with our goal to safely achieve production while supporting the sustainable development of the Kingdom.” Source: Company Press Release The agreement establishes a foundation for future collaboration between Weatherford and Saudi Aramco, built on the forefront of oilfield technology and unsurpassed valuelast_img read more

Farewell, Uber Cup heroine: Shuttler Tati Sumirah dies at 68

first_imgTati Sumirah, the prominent shuttler who helped the Indonesian team bring home its first Uber Cup trophy in 1975, passed away on Thursday evening at 10:30 p.m. She was 68.Tati had been receiving intensive care for the past nine days at Persahabatan Central General Hospital in Rawamangun, East Jakarta. Her family said she was being treated for high blood sugar and lung disease.The retired shuttler was admitted to the hospital on Feb. 4 in critical condition and had not regained consciousness until her death on Thursday, said her nephew, Reza Aditya Pratama, who had stayed by her side since his aunt was admitted.  Reza said her funeral would be held on Friday at Kemiri Utan Kayu Public Cemetery in Rawamangun.“We are extremely devastated by Tati Sumirah’s passing. She was not only a hero of the Tangkas Club, but also of Indonesia’s badminton history. Thanks to her dedication, Indonesia won its first Uber Cup in 1975,” said Juniarto, the deputy chairman of the Jakarta PB Tangkas badminton club.Juniarto remembers Tati as a hard-working, persistent athlete. She practiced every day and her father, Sugrisno, was always there with her.Tati was born on Feb. 9, 1952 in Jakarta, and was passionate about badminton from an early age.She won silver in women’s singles at the 1974 World Invitational Tournament in front of the home crowd in Jakarta, and a women’s singles bronze at the 1980 IBF World Championships, also in Jakarta.But the highlight of Tati’s career came when she helped the Indonesian team claim the Uber Cup in 1975, becoming the first women’s singles player to score the winning point for Indonesia.“Her fighting spirit, selfless dedication and her efforts to support the glory of Indonesian badminton has [made her] a role model and inspiration for Indonesian badminton players,” said Juniarto.Topics :last_img read more

Two Batesville students advance in National Merit Scholarship Program

first_imgBatesville, In. — Principal of Batesville High School Andy Allen says Madeline R. Greene and Coleman B. Jennewein are finalists for the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. The Batesville students are among 16,000 finalists nationwide. Madeline is the daughter of T.J. and Barb Greene and Coleman is the son of Brad and Tricia Jennewein.The students are required to complete several requirements to qualify. Winners will be announced in April and July of 2018.last_img