ANALYST VIEWS: HAS SPORTS DIRECT TURNED THE CORNER?

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Spain auction disappoints

first_img Spain auction disappoints KCS-content Thursday 16 December 2010 8:59 pm Show Comments ▼ whatsapp whatsapp Share YIELDS on Spain’s sovereign debt shot up ahead of a long-dated bond auction yesterday, even as the Spanish parliament voted to extend the country’s state of emergency to 15 January.The state of emergency keeps the country’s airports under military control after a strike about government cuts by air traffic controllers shut down the country in early December. After a warning yesterday from Moody’s that Spain’s credit rating is on review, yields on 10-year notes shot over 5.55 per cent this morning for the first time since November.The government auctioned off €2.4bn’s worth of 10 and 15-year debt – less than expected, at an auction described as “disappointing” by analysts. Analysts at BNP Paribas said the auction had “failed to generate any renewed confidence”.The sale was Spain’s second in a week, with its earlier short-dated bond auction of €2.5bn of debt on Tuesday seeing stronger demand. But the punitive yields being demanded by bond investors are stoking concerns that the Eurozone’s peripheral sovereigns will be unable to refinance their debt on a sustainable basis. According to Goldman Sachs, Spain needs to refinance €210bn worth of debt next year. The growing cost of borrowing for Eurozone states reflects the market’s lack of confidence that Europe’s leaders will be able to put the region’s finances on a sound footing as they meet for a second day of talks today. Investors are also worried by the fragile state of Spain’s banking sector, which was heavily invested in the property bubble. More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Gill Burns

first_img After England won the World Cup in Paris in 2014, there was a lovely snapshot a few hours later when the victors mingled with supporters at a pub around the corner from Stade Jean Bouin.Gill Burns – a vital part of the last England team to win a World Cup 20 years earlier – was in the thick of the celebrations, surrounded by ecstatic players with gold medals around their necks.Burns is synonymous with the progress of English women’s rugby, having represented England on 73 occasions during a 14-year international career and played in the 38-23 victory over the USA in the 1994 World Cup final – the first time England won the tournament. In all, she played in four World Cups and was awarded an MBE in 2005.It was no real surprise that she would reach the top in sport, having represented British Colleges at hockey, basketball, swimming and athletics as well as holding diplomas in tap, ballet and modern dance. TAGS: The Greatest Players Major team: WaterlooPosition: No 8Country: EnglandTest span: 1988-2002 Almost 20 years later those words still ring true.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS She had hardly taken up the game when she was selected for England, making her international debut against Sweden at Waterloo, a game in which she not only played but also organised to help promote women’s rugby in the North.She was a long-standing captain of the national side and in a remarkable career, she also represented Great Britain against France, played for Waterloo from 1989 to 2013 and is a former president of the then Rugby Football Union for Women. She was also president of the Waterloo club from 2004-06.Stephen Jones, writing in The Sunday Times in 1996, said it best when he said of Burns: “It is not so much that she is a fine player and athlete, such a selfless ambassador for women’s rugby, or, indeed, some kind of valiant amateur throwback to rugby as it once was. It is that Burns came across, in every respect, as a genuine, 24-carat English sporting heroine.”last_img read more

Another mass brawl in France leaves referee with no option

first_imgThursday Jan 21, 2016 Another mass brawl in France leaves referee with no option This crazy fight took place in France on the weekend, as chaos broke out following a little push at a scrum. Federale 1 is two leagues below the main Top 14, and as we’ve seen in the not too distant past, it’s no surprise to see the occasional mass brawl kicking off.Tensions were clearly high as it didn’t take a whole lot to spark things.And once it started, it was all in. Even the backs can be seen hovering around, with some of the pacific islanders in particular getting stuck in.After everybody joined in and it continued for quite some time, the referee and his officials decided that the two players who started it were the only ones they could fairly punish.Even after being carded, the two props hadn’t cooled down, and it threatened to continue as they walked off the pitch. Thankfully sanity prevailed, or they were restrained at least.The game between Romans (USRP) and Aubenas (RCAV) took place in front of 3500 fans, with the Romans winning 34-8 in the end.Last month a spear tackle sparked a huge brawl in Federale 1 too.WIN: If managing is more your thing, this is a reminder that we’re giving away copies of the excellent, newly updated Rugby Union Team Manager 2015. Enter here nowcredit: Mistral TV Drôme ArdècheADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Housing in Gueugnon / Zoomfactor Architectes

first_img Housing in Gueugnon / Zoomfactor Architectes Projects Architects: Zoomfactor Architectes Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/786257/building-in-gueugnon-zoomfactor-architectes Clipboard ArchDaily Year:  2014 Housing in Gueugnon / Zoomfactor ArchitectesSave this projectSaveHousing in Gueugnon / Zoomfactor Architectes France CopyApartments•Gueugnon, France “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/786257/building-in-gueugnon-zoomfactor-architectes Clipboard Save this picture!© Lotfi Dakhli+ 21 Share Photographs Apartments Photographs:  Lotfi DakhliSave this picture!© Lotfi DakhliRecommended ProductsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0Text description provided by the architects. The project is made of 2 buildings with 7 apartments « 3 rooms style » on ground floor, and 3 « 4 rooms style » on the first floor with independent access. The apartments are all organized to enjoy the best orientation south side and city center view north side. With the organization in recent, south side, each apartment can enjoy its own privacy. There are closed gardens for the 3 rooms style, and terraces for the 4 rooms style. The terraces face south with pergolas for the shadow.Save this picture!© Lotfi DakhliSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Lotfi DakhliThe 10 housing are « Qualitel BBC Effinergie » certified, with heat pump with exhaust air and hot water thermodynamic  made.Save this picture!© Lotfi DakhliSave this picture!© Lotfi DakhliProject gallerySee allShow lessLisbon Architecture Triennial: Critical Distance – Christian KerezConferencePershing Square Renew Unveils Finalist Designs by wHY, James Corner Field Operations…Architecture NewsProject locationAddress:71130 Gueugnon, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyAbout this officeZoomfactor ArchitectesOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsGueugnonFrancePublished on May 06, 2016Cite: “Housing in Gueugnon / Zoomfactor Architectes” 06 May 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Film – Prestige ExteriorShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectWall / Ceiling LightsSpectrum LightingLED Downlight – Infinium 3″ Round FlangelessVentilated / Double Skin FacadeCosentinoDekton Cladding in LD Sevilla hotelSealantsSikaJoint SealingBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – MarblesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Facade in Manchester HospitalWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerHome AppliancesGIRAGira Keyless in – Door communicationLightsLinea Light GroupIntegrated Lighting – Fylo+More products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Gueugnon 住宅 / Zoomfactor Architectes是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” Area:  830 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project last_img read more

Mass march rejects U.S.-Pakistan deal

first_imgPeshawar, PakistanA deal in early July papered over frayed relations between U.S. imperialism and Pakistan’s government. But it did little to calm the Pakistani people’s anger at being a target of the U.S. war machine.Secretary of State Hillary Clinton showcased the administration’s military strategy for Central Asia with an “apology” to Pakistan and a pledge to keep Afghanistan a “friend of NATO” should U.S. troops leave as scheduled in 2014.Last December, U.S. planes attacked a military post on the Pakistani side of the frontier with Afghanistan, leaving 24 Pakistani troops and officers dead and the Pakistani army furious. The Pakistani government then blocked NATO supply routes to NATO forces in Afghanistan. They demanded a formal U.S. apology and later said they would charge $5,000 a truckload through their roads, instead of the prior $200 price.Meanwhile, NATO had to pay an additional $100 million a month to ship supplies using alternate routes.The Pentagon claimed that relations were too cozy between the Pakistani military post and the Taliban-led resistance in Afghanistan. U.S. generals refused to give the apology during the next seven months as U.S.-Pakistani relations soured. Finally, a deal was worked out in early July where Clinton said the U.S. was “sorry” about the deaths of the Pakistani soldiers, the U.S. would restore $1 billion in aid to the Pakistani army, and the supply lines would be reopened.How long will the agreement last? Pakistani military and intelligence officers have friendly relations with the Taliban, which they helped get into power in the 1990s. Since the Pakistani generals can rightly expect that the Taliban will eventually help form the Afghan government, the generals will want to maintain relations and influence in post-occupation Afghanistan.Washington and the Taliban coexisted easily in the mid-1990s. Only after the 2001 invasion and NATO occupation did the Taliban-led Afghan resistance confront and challenge imperialism with the goal of driving the imperialist occupiers out of ­Afghanistan. Now the U.S.-NATO problem is that any clean victory for the Afghanresistance is a humiliation for imperialism.The contradictory interests of the Pakistani military and U.S. imperialism may still lead to a break between the regimes in Islamabad and Washington. This is true even though Pakistan’s wealthy ruling class and its military have been dependent on their relationship with the U.S. throughout their history.Pakistani people in the streetsThe vast majority of Pakistan’s people are furious with U.S. imperialism, not just for the attack on the border post, but for the ongoing drone attacks on Pakistani territory, which kill children and other civilians, though allegedly aimed at “insurgents” that support the Afghan resistance.Though the governments reached a deal, Pakistan’s people have already shown that Clinton’s “sorry” falls short. Some 8,000 people packed 200 vehicles to make the 170-mile “long march” caravan between Lahore and Islamabad to protest the opening of the NATO route.Islamic organizations were the major organizers of this particular protest. Anti-imperialist attitudes, however, go beyond these groups. The Pakistani secular left is also opposed to NATO’s occupation of Afghanistan, to the dominant role of U.S. imperialism in Pakistan and especially to the U.S. drones that target Pakistan.A meeting of the Pakistani-U.S. Freedom Forum in Brooklyn, N.Y., on June 23 reflected these attitudes among different sectors of Pakistani society. Everyone was angry about the drones. Many speakers attacked the current U.S. administration as being even more aggressive than the prior George W. Bush administration.In Afghanistan, the war continues. Six more NATO occupation troops lost their lives in an attack by the resistance on July 8 as the war allegedly winds down.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

RSF urges Iraqi authorities to protect journalists in the field

first_img to go further Receive email alerts Organisation Mosul, cemetery for freedom of information RSF_en IraqMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Ali Raysan, a 33-year-old cameraman with Iraq’s Al-Sumaria TV, was killed by an Islamic State sniper while filming clashes near Al-Shura, a village in the Al-Qaraya region south of Mosul, on 22 October.Ahmed Hajer Oglu, a 30-year-old TV reporter, was fatally shot by an IS sniper while covering clashes between Peshmerga forces and IS fighters on 21 October in the city of Kirkuk (170 km southeast of Mosul), where IS launched a counter-offensive. His death was reported by Turkmeneli TV, the Kirkuk-based Turkmen TV station he worked for. “We deplore the deaths of these two journalists in the course of their work,” said Alexandra El Khazen, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “In view of the dangers of journalism in a war zone, especially in Iraq, we remind all parties to the conflict that they are required by the Geneva Conventions and its additional protocols to protect journalists. At the same time, journalists covering the conflict should also take care not to endanger either their sources or the conflict’s participants.”According to a 22 October release by the Metro Centre for Journalists Rights and Advocacy, a local NGO, 10 journalists have also been wounded while covering the offensive in northern Iraq. They include Arian Brawari and Rasti Khaled of the Kurdish-language Waar TV and freelancer Ari Jalal, who were injured in an explosion Bashiqa, northeast of Mosul.Bishtiwan Hussein of Zagros TV and Hajer Brawari and Yasser Abdulrahman of Speda TV were wounded by explosions near Tel Skuf (north of Mosul) and Bashiqa. Ahmed Al-Zaidi, a reporter for Iraq’s Al-Forat TV, was wounded in the leg by a mortar explosion on 20 October. Rasoul Mahmoud, a freelancer covering the offensive for Radio Free Europe, was badly injured in Mosul by a mortar explosion, sustaining multiple fractures and the likely loss of one eye. Bryan Denton, a US photographer working for the New York Times, was injured by a car bomb near Bartella, east of Mosul. Heavily covered conflictA national media coalition was established on 17 October by the state-owned Iraqi Media Network with the aim of ensuring a national media strategy in support of the military offensive, countering rumours that could adversely affect military operations, and providing media outlets with technical and material support.The Al-Iraqiya, Al-Sumaria, Hona Baghdad, Al-Rasheed, Al-Forat, Al-Hadath and ANB TV channels are all part of the coalition, which produces a joint TV news programme every evening and coordinates communication campaigns on social networks.The offensive is receiving a great deal of media coverage, including on social networks, with live broadcasting on Facebook. But the public prosecutor’s office in Iraqi Kurdistan issued an order on 24 October banning three TV channels – Rudaw TV, Kurdistan 24 and NRT TV – from providing live coverage from any of the frontlines.The grounds given by the public prosecutor’s office in a communiqué was the need to protect troops and ensure respect for journalistic ethics. The communiqué cited the case of the fighting in Kirkuk where, it said, Kurdish forces were put in danger because unprofessional live coverage revealed their positions.The media in Iraqi Kurdistan have long been the victims of a power struggle between the leading Kurdish political parties, a struggle that has been exacerbated by the offensive against Islamic State.On 21 October, for example, the Nalia Media Corporation’s broadcast outlets – NRT, NRT2, Nalia Radio – were banned by the Ministry of the Peshmerga (Iraqi Kurdistan’s military forces) from going to Mosul and are having to cover the fighting from afar. According to NRT, the ban was a reprisal for a broadcast in which Peshmerga’s lack of unity was criticized by guests, including a former parliamentarian of the opposition party Goran (Change).According to RSF sources, the office of the president of the Kurdistan Regional Government has also banned two opposition TV channels – KNN TV and Payam TV –from reporting from Mosul since the start of the offensive. They are nonetheless allowed to cover clashes in cities controlled by the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), one of Iraqi Kurdistan’s two ruling parties.In October 2015, RSF and its partner organization in Iraq, the Journalistic Freedoms Observatory (JFO) issue a joint report about the appalling media freedom violations in Mosul since Islamic State seized control of the city in June 2014. The offensive to retake Mosul was launched on 17 October.Ranked 158th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index, Iraq is one of the world’s deadliest countries for journalists. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the Iraqi authorities to do everything possible to protect journalists in the field after two Iraqi journalists were killed and at least ten others were injured while covering the military offensive aimed at retaking the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State jihadi rebels. October 27, 2015 Find out more Follow the news on Iraq IraqMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses News News October 26, 2016 RSF urges Iraqi authorities to protect journalists in the field Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Several journalists seriously hurt in press conference bombing in Mogadishu

first_img News Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia SomaliaAfrica Receive email alerts RSF_en RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists to go further Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Somalia News Newscenter_img January 8, 2021 Find out more July 2, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Several journalists seriously hurt in press conference bombing in Mogadishu News SomaliaAfrica March 2, 2021 Find out more RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region Two journalists arrested in Mogadishu, a third woundedAgence France-Presse correspondent Mustafa Haji Abdinur and freelance cameraman Yusuf Jama Abdullahi were arrested and held for several hours by the Somali security forces in Mogadishu on 1 July, when they went to cover shooting between the Islamist Al-Shabaab militia and the forces of the Transitional Federal Government.The authorities, who accused them of colluding with Al-Shabaab, made them erase all their photos before releasing them. These included photos of Farah Abdi Warsame, a journalist who had been wounded in the clashes.——————————————————————————————–30.06.2010 – Reporters Without Borders condemned a bomb attack yesterday that left around a dozen people injured including about eight journalists who were seriously hurt.The bomb went off at a press conference given by the spokesman for the Islamist al-Shahaab militia at a police college in a northern district of the capital Mogadishu. “Journalists and civilians are never spared in the conflict pitting al-Shahaab against the Somalia Transitional Federal Governement Forces. It is shocking that those who carried out this attack should target a press conference knowing that the main victims would be journalists”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said.“The Somali authorities should do their utmost to guarantee the safety of journalists and civilians as demanded by the Geneva Conventions” the organisation added.“All parties in the conflict (should) cease hostilities and desist from taking their bloody conflict to the journalists and un-armed civilians”, said the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), Reporters Without Borders’ partner organisation in Somalia.At least eight journalists were badly injured in the blast, four of whom have been identified. They were: Muse Mohamoud Jisow, Ilyas Ahmed Abukar, freelancer journalist, Abdinasir Hirse Idle, journalist for HornAfrik radio and TV and Abdirisak Elmi Jama, journalist for the somalisan.com website. One of them told the NUSOJ that those behind the attack had been informed that a press conference was being held on the premises and that journalists would be present. Al-Shabaab had just taken control of the police training centre where the bomb went off.Three journalists were killed and at least five others were injured in a bomb attack on a Mogadishu hotel on 3 December 2009 – this time attributed to al-Shabaab – that left scores of dead and injured. See the previous release . February 24, 2021 Find out more Organisation last_img read more

Editor released from prison

first_img Organisation News TogoAfrica February 15, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Editor released from prison RSF_en Receive email alerts 02.13.2003Julien Ayi, editor of Nouvel Echo, was freed on 8 February after serving asix-month prison sentence.______________________________________________________________09.13.2002Publication director sentenced to four months’ imprisonmentOn 13 September 2002, Julien Ayi, publication director of the”Nouvel Echo”, was sentenced to four months in prison for “attacking thehonour” of the Togolese president. While not wishing to comment on the factsof the case, Reporters Without Borders recalled that, according to international human rights authorities, a sentence of imprisonment with no parole for defamation is “disproportionate” to the damage suffered by the victim. Reporters Without Borders called on President Gnassingbé Eyadéma to do everything possible to release Ayi immediately. “This sentence comes shortly after Parliament’s adoption of the new Press Code. These are two very worrying developments for press freedom in Togo,” stated Reporters Without Borders Secretary-General Robert Ménard.According to information gathered by Reporters Without Borders, Ayi was sentenced to four months’ imprisonment and fined 100,000 CFA francs (approx. 152 euros) and one franc for symbolic damages. In August, “Nouvel Echo” published an article citing the US-based “Forbes” magazine that “had appraised President Eyadéma’s personal fortune at US$4.5 billion.” The article also stated that the president was involved in trafficking of foreign currency. A few dayslater, “Forbes” said they had never named the Togolese president in its listof billionaires.Alphonse Névamé Klu, editor-in-chief of “Nouvel Echo”, who went into hidingfollowing the article’s publication, was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment and a fine of 100,000 CFA francs. A warrant for his arrest has been issued.Reporters Without Borders recalled that the new Togolese press code proposes heavy prison sentences for defaming or insulting the president or state institutions,courts, the armed forces, and public administration bodies. Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Togo News March 11, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Convicting “petrolgate” journalist of defamation would be disastrous, RSF says September 15, 2020 Find out more to go further TogoAfrica Togolese authorities urged to lift newspaper’s four-month suspension Togo court upholds “baseless and disproportionate” newspaper closures News News March 8, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Southill ‘putts’ community spirit to the fore

first_imgNewsLocal NewsSouthill ‘putts’ community spirit to the foreBy admin – August 18, 2011 723 Print Facebook Advertisement SOUTHILL’S Church Green has been transformed into a Mecca for golf enthusiasts, eager to hone their putting skills, and now offers an innovatively designed course for locals. For some time residents had been using the area as a mini golf course, leading to Greg Dillon of the Southill Community Centre, posing the question: “Who is the true Church Green Champion?”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up To find the answer, Greg decided to arrange a tournament at the green, by turning it into a mini pitch and putt course.“A small group of local enthusiasts decided that they would all pitch in and make this event a possibility,” Mr. Dillon told the Limerick Post.“It was all done on a voluntary basis.“The event was supported by the community centre, who provided a meeting place for the young men who came down and designed the course.“They were Gary Keogh, Brendan McNamara and John Lynch.“They then borrowed a lawnmower and marked out the course, and cut the T-off points.“Mark Doherty borrowed a device from the Rathbane Golf course for making the holes”.The O’Malley Park estate management had the grass in the large green area cut very short before the tournament.The Family Resource Centre sponsored two trophies in recognition of community development.“With all of the organisation completed, 12 players took part in the competition to determine who was the local Church Green Champion.“The event had a great following as it was widely visible from all vantage points of the community.“It was a great success because it gave locals an opportunity to bond over a common interest and was all in good humour”.The winner on the day was Mark Doherty, followed by Martin Reilly in second and John Lynch in third place.“Since the green was designed, it has encouraged more young people and parents to use the green on a daily basis,” added Greg.“This was an excellent outcome and one that was totally unforeseen.“Working on this momentum the volunteers are organising a lads and dads tournament for the end of August, with the opportunity to ‘foster’ one for those without a lad or dad”. WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter Email Previous article‘Eyesore’ on southside must be developed – Cllr FahyNext articleArts notes in brief admin Linkedinlast_img read more