Karting venue opens in Limerick

first_imgTwitter Print Linkedin Facebook Email WhatsAppcenter_img Advertisement A SLICK and ultra modern new split level indoor karting centre has opened this Monday next (June 21), adding yet another new dimension to the city’s social and entertainment scene. It is the first of its kind in the region.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Investors spotted an ideal opportunity at the Delta Retail Park, on the Ballysimon Road, and are to create 14 jobs.Delta Karting is in the ownership of Ireland’s longest established indoor karting centres, Kylemore Karting, Dublin, and Formula Karting in Newry .Spokesperson Garret Smith, said: “We have already been inundated with CVs and we haven’t even started publicising the centre. It’s amazing how people find out that there are jobs available”. The two new indoor tracks, which feature flyovers and underpasses, occupy a large industrial unit in the Delta Retail Park, close to Fine Wines Party Store.Smith continued: “We’re lucky with our chosen site because we have had a lot of space to work with, and it’s shaping that this track will be the best indoor facility in the country”.Behind the project are two men have years of motor-sport experience, having represented Ireland in Europe. They are Stuart Cosgrave, the founder of Mondello Park Race Circuit, and Jim Feenan, a well known rally driver and motor enthusiast.The 200cc karts will reach speeds of up to 40mph, which is exhilarating for the driver.Also adding to the driver experience will be a Grand Prix format of practice, qualifying and race, as well as commentaries, video monitors in the pits and viewing areas and electronic leaderboards with driver lap times on both tracks, separate heated viewing lounges for each track, and trophies and certificates for race winners.The venue aims to attract people of all ages, as Smith explained: “We hope to attract corporate groups, children’s parties and special events. It should appeal to everyone as we have adult and junior kadet karts”. The venue also has viewing lounges which overlook both tracks and a cafe area. NewsLocal NewsKarting venue opens in LimerickBy admin – June 17, 2010 734 Previous articlePaddy clocks in for opening of Dockers MonumentNext articleRathkeale Hotel to close adminlast_img read more

Channel 44 News Exclusive: Former Thunderbolts Owner Mike Hall Talks Tri-state Hockey Troubles

first_imgEXCLUSIVE: Former Thunderbolts Owner Mike Hall Talks Tri-State Hockey TroublesAPRIL 11TH, 2017 JoJo Gentry JOJO GENTRY SPORTS The inaugural Evansville Thunderbolts season is over. The team missed the playoffs, and underwent complex ownership changes between VenuWorks and Mike Hall, who no longer has ownership of the franchise.Sports Director JoJo Gentry speaks exclusively with Hall three days after the Bolts season comes to a close.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

Retirement villages more affordable than a residential home: report

first_imgResearch found the real savings came off lifestyle services included as part of retirement village living.A NEW report has found that retirement villages are more affordable than remaining in a residential home when living costs for older Australians are factored in.Retirement living and aged care specialist Lois Towart, of the University of Technology Sydney, found that while the ownership costs of a house were generally lower, the real savings were provided through the lifestyle services included as part of retirement village living.“This research … is on a like-for-like basis and compares nine retirement villages across Australia with general residential properties of a similar age, style and level of accommodation in each locality,” she said.Of the nine locations investigated, two retirement villages were in Brisbane — one in the southeastern suburbs and one in the Moreton Bay region.PROPERTY MANAGEMENT: Top gong for true championINNER CITY: CBD studio sold for $150,000NEWS UPDATES: Get The Courier-Mail ’s real estate news free, direct to your inboxAt each retirement village, Ms Towart looked at entry and exit costs, ongoing costs and the value of facilities and services provided on-site, and other factors that could not easily be replicated in the general community.For example, where a retirement village had a gym, Ms Towart sought out a similar facility that would be available to a retiree living in a private residence, comparing any fees and travel costs.“What I found generally was that the further away from a major population centre you got, the more cost effective it was to move to a retirement village,” she said.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour ago“You have to look at the comparative value of living in a retirement village versus a residential house … so not just the physical building but the lifestyle costs or savings.”Retirement villages and communities provide intangible benefits like a sense of security, the research found.Property Council of Australia, Retirement Living executive director, Ben Myers, said the report highlighted the financial benefits of being in a community with health and lifestyle services at a resident’s door.“Critics of retirement villages are quick to point out the cost of leaving a village, but this research shows the cost of living should be measured much more broadly than by just looking at exit costs,” he said.“Retirement villages offer access to facilities and services that lead to improved health outcomes and greater social interaction than would be possible in a general residential setting.“As the research notes, these services are normally provided privately to residents, which in turn reduces the need for government-funded services and infrastructure, leading to budget savings.“The report also highlights that retirement villages and seniors living communities also provide other intangible benefits, including an increased feeling of security, which is an invaluable benefit that is impossible to put a price tag on.”The full report will be released today.last_img read more

SU players dislike series of home games away from Dome

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Jackie DePetris grabbed her permanent marker and signed an orange hat for the child standing in the front row of the Carrier Dome after Sunday’s win over Rutgers. After playing two straight ‘home’ games away from the Carrier Dome, it was good to be back. Following a stretch marked by struggle and defeat, No. 9 SU took its place on the field to play its third home game of the week against the Scarlet Knights. But this setting was a lot more familiar than its previous two games in the week. The game was played in the Carrier Dome, not at the unfamiliar confines of Christian Brothers Academy or Coyne Field like its previous two. ‘It was different in the sense that it wasn’t in the Dome, but I think we had a lot of our regular fans there,’ junior attack Tee Ladouceur said of the two home games away from the Dome. ‘Even though it wasn’t in the Dome, it was still a home game and we have to learn to adjust to different settings like that.’The first pseudo-home game was against No. 1 Northwestern at Christian Brothers Academy. The game was played before 1,583 people, the second-largest crowd in school history. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut the game might as well have been a road game with a large contingent of the crowd clad in purple. The ‘Go Cats’ cheers drowned out any pro-Syracuse chants.The second matchup found the Orange pitted against No. 8 Dartmouth. But SU had to battle the Big Green on top of the daunting AstroTurf of Coyne Field, which accelerates play and throws off the Orange’s game. ‘Playing Dartmouth on AstroTurf was a little bit different. We’re not used to playing on that surface,’ senior attack Halley Quillinan said. ‘It’s a different game. Do I think it was a seven-goal difference? Absolutely not.’Syracuse was forced from its domain as the Dome was being transformed into a host site for the NCAA Tournament. As SU was playing its game with Northwestern, the court was being laid down for the East Regional.The Orange has had plenty of success in the Dome, winning 10 straight games in that setting dating all the way back to Feb. 27 of last season.The freshmen have been able to experience the love for the site as well. Despite only playing a handful of games at the Dome, players like Michelle Tumolo talked about how they feel about playing there.‘It was a rush. When you get that adrenaline pumping, you can’t stop moving — you just want to get out there and tear it up for your team,’ Tumolo said after her first game. ‘It was awesome, it was an awesome feeling.’    SU can look back on its share of ‘home games’ and appreciate the battles that it has faced. Despite the two losses, the team gained valuable experience with variable conditions.And for Syracuse players, that also means not blaming the losses on the foreign turf. During the team’s media opportunity on Tuesday, assistant coach Regy Thorpe walked by and yelled to Ladouceur after he heard questions regarding the non-home games.  ‘No excuses,’ Thorpe said.Replied Ladouceur: ‘Yeah, as Regy said, no excuses at all.’ [email protected]center_img Published on March 31, 2010 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more

Post B1G tourney, 3 Badgers qualify for Big Dance

first_imgBig Ten Freshman of the Year Medbery headlines Wisconsin wrestlers in the NCAA tourney.[/media-credit]In the country’s most challenging wrestling conference tournament, the Wisconsin wrestling team finished 10th overall in the team competition at the Big Ten Tournament, but witnessed the Badgers’ top three wrestlers earn NCAA tournament bids.Redshirt junior Tyler Graff, redshirt freshman Connor Medbery and redshirt junior Jackson Hein will compete at the NCAA tournament starting March 21 by finishing third at 133-pounds, fourth at heavyweight and seventh at 197-pounds, respectively. Redshirt senior Tom Kelliher also earned a spot on the podium at the Big Ten tournament by finishing eighth.In the wake of the tournament, Medbery was also awarded the 2013 Big Ten Wrestling Freshman of the Year award.Head coach Barry Davis was proud of the three Badgers that will be wrestling later in March but wished a couple more of his wrestlers were joining them.“It’s good to get three guys to go [to the NCAA tournament],” Davis said. “We had a chance to get a couple of more guys. We had some close matches, some opportunities we didn’t quite capitalize on.”Both Graff and Medbery received top ten seeds in the NCAA tournament, with Graff wrestling as the 3-seed and Medbery wrestling as the 7-seed. Hein is unseeded in the 197-pound weight bracket and is the only Badger facing a ranked opponent in the first round.The two-time All-American Graff finished second in the Big Ten tournament two years ago and fourth in his freshman campaign. Graff went 2-0 on the second day of the tournament, pinning Illinois’s Daryl Thomas in the first period and defeating Minnesota’s Chris Dardanes to finish third.The Big Ten’s top rookie snatched the highest NCAA tournament seed of all freshmen in the heavyweight class based on his Big Ten tournament performance and was even able to do it feeling under the weather. Medbery said he was vomiting throughout the entire weekend, even before competing, after catching the flu on Friday. However, Medbery tried to prove it to himself that he could compete with the league’s best even feeling sick.“Part of it was mental toughness,” Medbery said. “That was good, I still went out there and still competed and was able to win matches and even have close matches with some of the top guys even when I’m not feeling 100 percent.”Medbery lost the third-place match by decision to the 4-seed in the tournament, Iowa’s Bobby Telford, after nearly scoring a takedown to finish in the top three.Medbery was disappointed in his finish and knew he was capable of better wrestling, but knows he can hold his ground with difficult competition.“It was good to test yourself because the Big Ten Conference is really tough,” Medbery said. “Just getting through that tournament knowing every match is a grind. That’s what NCAAs is all about.”Hein finished the conference in the exact position he was seeded. He won the seventh place match against 5-seed Braden Atwood in a 4-2 decision.While Hein was looking to finish better than where he was positioned, he acknowledged that beating two opponents ranked in the top 20 is a feat worth noting.He said he needs to improve his ability to get out from the down position to avoid his opponents racking up riding time points.“It’s better than what happened last year,” Hein said. “Last year I went 0-2 and I wasn’t too happy when I was leaving the tournament. I’m definitely still not satisfied placing seventh, but I’ve had a lot of close matches with people.”Hein has been fortunate enough to have trained with Badger assistant coach Trevor Brandvold. He earned two All-American honors and two Big Ten titles at the 197-pound weight class. Hein said that wrestling with Brandvold in practice has been fundamental to his growth.The Badgers have another few days to train until the three qualifiers travel to Des Moines on Tuesday for the NCAA tournament. Davis understands that the last week of practice can be imperative in succeeding in close match situations.“We just have to make sure we’re converting, coming out ahead instead of behind one point,” Davis said. “That’s the whole key. Whether it be one takedown by Graff, a matter of getting away, a matter riding a guy for five more seconds. There are things we’re going to continue to work on, and when we get to the NCAAs, we need to make sure that instead of losing by a point, we end up winning that match by a point because that could be the difference.”last_img read more