Collins confirms €390k from third tranche of COVID-19 Stability Funding

first_imgTwitter Advertisement This round of funding will see 11 projects across Limerick receive €394,336 from the COVID-19 Stability Fund.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “I want to welcome this tranche of funding for projects in Limerick. The funding will provide an immediate assistance to community and voluntary groups, charities and social enterprise.  “The groups receiving this funding have put their communities first during this unprecedented pandemic. They have all made huge sacrifices to help others.   Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Previous articleMore than 100 children waiting over a year for speech therapyNext articleREVIEW: Limerick SHC, PIHC, IHC and JAHC Round Up Staff Reporter “Today’s funding will be a welcome cash injection to support them in their most important work,” concluded Minister Collins. TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Postniall collins Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Emailcenter_img MINISTER of State for Skills and Further Education and Fianna Fáil TD for Limerick County Niall Collins has welcomed additional funding from the COVID-19 Stability Fund for projects in Limerick.     Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsApp Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin LimerickNewsCollins confirms €390k from third tranche of COVID-19 Stability FundingBy Staff Reporter – September 7, 2020 130 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads last_img read more

Great-grandmother, 73, kills 580-pound alligator with one shot, she says

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(GOODRICH, Texas) — A great-grandmother in Texas hit an alligator in the bullseye earlier this week, killing the massive reptile with one shot to its head, she told a local news station.Livingston Mayor Judy Cochran believes the gator she found on her family ranch along the Trinity River in Goodrich, Texas, is responsible for her miniature horse who went missing three years ago, she told ABC Houston station KTRK-TV.The gator likely ate the horse, which was about the size of a Labrador retriever, she said.On Monday, Cochran shot the gator in the same pond where her grandson killed one in 2009, the Houston Chronicle reported. He was only 5 years old at the time, the Chronicle reported.“One shot in the head and he went under,” Cochran said of her kill. “Typically, they’ll do a death roll and roll over and over and over, but this one didn’t.”The alligator, which measured in a 12 feet and 580 pounds, was taken to a local taxidermist. Cochran plans to mount its head and tail in her office, make boots from its hide and eat the meat, she said.Residents in Polk County are only permitted to kill alligators 20 days out of the year, according to KTRK-TV. The gator must be baited and caught before it’s killed, the station reported.This year was full of firsts for Cochran, according to KTRK-TV. She was elected as mayor in May, became a great-grandmother for the first time earlier this month and can now call herself a killer of predators.“Don’t mess with Nana,” she said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

French Language Conversation Group – Brings the Continent to the Island

first_imgFrank Douzieth (left) discusses French culture with members of the French Language Conversation Group meeting on Monday at the Ocean City Library.It was truly magnifique!The Ocean City Public Library hosted a French Language Conversation group on Monday afternoon and the event brought out about 10 enthusiastic participants.Julie Brown, who develops adult programming for the Library, said the idea was to gather people interested in French culture to swap ideas and converse, learn about France and the language, and enjoy the company of a diverse group with a common interest.“I am excited. I drove 25 miles to be here,” said Janet Williams, a resident of Cape May who has an upcoming trip scheduled to Paris. “I like France and I am contemplating a possible move there. This is a great opportunity for me to get back into speaking French.”Monday’s initial meeting was less about speaking in French than discussing aspects of the country by the participants in English, but that could soon change. Brown said she hoped to develop different topics for future meetings. French food, cities, wine are a few possible examples.“I see this group meeting at least once a month and possibly more,” she said. “The interest is here. This is a great turnout.”Frank Douzieth, a native Frenchman and his wife Mary helped establish the group and enjoyed taking part in the gathering.Frank at one point discussed French attitudes about dining. He said the evening meal was an event that could last hours, and while you can find McDonald’s franchises in Paris, the French generally people eschew the concept of fast food.“In France when you like someone you want to get together over a period of time and a dinner could last four hours,” he said.His wife said the couple, who currently reside in Ocean City, lived in France for four years. She said the group allowed them to re-connect with others who knew and enjoyed French culture, or who wanted to learn more about it.Mary knew virtually no French when she initially met her husband, but has picked up the language over the years. “I don’t speak it well.  I speak well enough to get by.”For Doug Eberly, an assistant priest at Ocean City’s Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, is a frequent traveler who has spent the last eight New Year’s Eves in Paris. He previously studied French from a tutor, the late Pearl Warner, a scholar who helped develop the French curriculum in New York City public schools. He is looking forward to working on his conversational mastery of the language.“This is an excellent, diverse group and very compatible,” he said. “It should be a great experience for everyone.”There is no charge to attend group meetings and all skill levels are encouraged to take part. Light snacks are provided as are learning tools such as French-English dictionaries.  It next meets Monday February 29 from 4 to 5:30 p.m.  To learn more about the group, call Julie Brown at 399-2434, extension 5222.last_img read more