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Pigtown Culture & Food Series is back

first_img Previous article59 patients waiting for beds at University Hospital LimerickNext articleCOVID-19 volunteerism is a glimpse of what the future can be for church and community Meghann Scully Print Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival LimerickNewsPigtown Culture & Food Series is backBy Meghann Scully – September 8, 2020 97 Twitter Linkedincenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Facebook Gillian Jonker’s pig portrait for Milk Market’s Art of Pigtown.STARTING on September 17th, the Pigtown festival 2020 will run until the end of October with a host of dining events and more, to celebrate Limerick’s food culture, its food producers, and famous food heritage.Developed by the Limerick Food Group and supported by Limerick City & County Council, the theme of this year’s festival is ‘Support Local’ – with many businesses fighting for survival this year, it is more important than ever to support local producers, market traders, and restaurants.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up 2020 may have seen the cancellation of many events and festivals, but the people behind the Pigtown Culture & Food Series, Limerick’s leading food festival, are determined to give locals and ‘staycationers’ something to enjoy.Pigtown is organized by Limerick Food Group, a voluntary non-profit group from industry working together to promote Limerick food.One of the organizing committee and Head Chef at No1 Pery Square, Keith Piggot, explained:“We had to make some changes to our festival programme this year, obviously we are missing the annual Culture Night Pigtown Parade that would usually kick off the festival, but hopefully that will be back next year. We have a big focus on dining events for 2020 celebrating local produce, with a few online surprises in store too so keep an eye on our social media.”The festival opens with the Pigtown Dinner at the Mustard Seed restaurant in Ballingarry, Co Limerick on Thursday September 17th.Other dining events include the Pigtown Dinner in the River Restaurant at the Strand Hotel every Friday from Sep 18-Oct 30; Daily Pigtown Special at 1826 Adare from Sep23-27; Pigtown Dinner at the East Room Restaurant on Thursday September 24; Pigtown Specials at the Cornstore Restaurant every Thursday from Sep24-Oct29; Pigtown Pinxtos at No.1 Pery Square on Thursday October 15; and more to be announced.For the duration of the festival, The Limerick Strand Hotel are offering ‘The Little Piggy’ Package which features one night B&B and locally sourced Pigtown-themed dinner, and includes a tour of Treaty City Brewery.The Milk Market would usually play a big part in the festival, hosting cooking demos and food tours, but this year Pigtown wants to remind people that one of the most famous Farmer’s Markets in Ireland takes place every Saturday morning in the heart of our city with its quality food traders and unique atmosphere.Along with that, a new second Saturday market has been launched with Crafts and Plants at the Potato Market. On Saturday September 19th at 11am-4pm, Pigtown’s Giant Piggy will visit the Potato Market for Pigtown2020 so families will get the opportunity to see Piggy in this open air market on Merchant’s Quay.For full details on this year’s festival programme and booking links to the dining events visit the website at pigtown.ie and look out for updates on instagram, facebook and twitter. TAGSfoodKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostpigtownPigtown 2020 Email WhatsApp Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

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Don’t mess with Spa City’s financial health

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion The Charter Review Commission has repeatedly praised the financial section of Saratoga Springs’ current commission form of government.In fact, the committee decided to lift this section word-for-word and put it into its proposed new city manager form of government.Bob Batson, the committee’s expert lawyer from SUNY Albany, said that he would recommend our financial controls be used by all other New York state cities. Impartial experts agree.* The state comptroller reports that Saratoga Springs is financially healthy, including having a very positive forecast for future financial health, unlike many upstate cities run by city managers.* Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s bond rating agencies each gave the city very high ratings with positive outlooks. The Moody’s rating was an increase. They even praised Saratoga Springs’ financial management. * Saratoga Springs already has an effective and efficient financial system working for taxpayers delivering great services and the second lowest city tax rate in New York state.There’s no financial rationale to change our government. Taxes are flat, while taxes in others like Watertown, which they want us to imitate, have gone up 32 percent in only six years.As finance commissioner for three terms, I watched over Saratoga Springs residents’ money very carefully, the same high standards our commissioners have today. Vote no.Remigia FoySaratoga SpringsThe writer is chair of SUCCESS.More from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusSchenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationlast_img read more

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The unit market in this Qld region has dominated the national list for the best returns for investors

first_imgAn apartment at Water St, Cairns is listed for $229,000. Picture: realestate.com.auNORTH Queensland has absolutely dominated the list of the top ten suburbs which give the unit investors the highest returns.Every suburb in the top ten list is in Queensland according to the CoreLogic national Best of the Best report.Taking out top spot was Port Douglas which has a median unit value for $256,024 and a gross rental yield of 9.3 per cent.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Taking out the remaining nine spots in the top ten were all suburbs with in Cairns with Manunda the top performer in that region, with a median unit value of $153,919 and a gross rental yield of 9 per cent. The best unit gross rental yields in Australia in 2017. Source: CoreLogic.Queensland’s coastal markets have been making a comeback in recent months, with the latest CoreLogic Pain and Gain report revealing the number of loss making property sales in Cairns had dropped in the September quarter.It said the improvement was being driven by buyers who were forced out of high priced capital city markets and other’s using their equity to invest in lifestyle markets.According to CoreLogic Cairns values have remained fairly steady in the year to September 2017, with house values up by 0.2 per cent, and unit values up 0.4 per cent.Advertised rents for units had remained fairly steady at about $295 a week.last_img read more

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Kings ground the Ducks in OT

first_imgThe Kings played without rookie sensation Anze Kopitar, who suffered an undisclosed upper-body strain in practice this week and is considered questionable for Saturday’s game against Nashville. “The playoffs are out of reach so it’s more about pride,” Kings forward Dustin Brown said. “The worst thing we can do is just roll over and die.” NOTES: London called, and the Kings and Ducks answered. The Southern California rivals will open the 2007-08 season in a newly refurbished arena in downtown London on Sept. 29-30 as the NHL attempts to expand interest in the game beyond the North American shores. News of the games leaked out several weeks ago, but the dates were formally announced before the Kings and Ducks faced off Thursday night at Staples Center. These will be the NHL’s first regular-season games abroad since the San Jose Sharks and Calgary Flames played two games in Tokyo to start the 1998-99 season. – Elliott Teaford 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “We have a lot of respect for (the Ducks),” Cammalleri said. “We have to play well against them or we’re not going to look good. We have a lot of pride and fans who want to see us develop.” Cammalleri’s goal, 3:17 into overtime with Ducks captain Scott Niedermayer in the penalty box, capped a rally. The Kings rallied from a two-goal deficit, just as they did Saturday against Colorado. LOS ANGELES – The Ducks are in second place in the Western Conference and the Kings are in last place. The gap between them is 31 points, but that’s not discernible when the teams meet on the ice. The crosstown rivals have played seven times this season, and every game has been decided by one goal. The Ducks have prevailed four times to the Kings’ three, but the Kings pulled one out Thursday when Michael Cammalleri’s overtime goal gave them a 4-3 victory before 17,620 at Staples Center. center_img The Ducks, who won their last two games despite blowing a two-goal lead in each, couldn’t pull it out this time. Niedermayer’s interference penalty led to Cammalleri’s 4-on-3 overtime goal. Niedermayer also took an interference penalty on Sunday against Colorado that led to a game-tying goal, but Niedermayer responded with the game-winning goal. There would be no redemption on Thursday. “Everybody has the physical ability here,” Niedermayer said. “It’s our mental focus. Tonight we had it off and on. We didn’t play a consistent game all night.” The team captain echoed his coach, who was disappointed with the Ducks’ effort in a game in which they outshot the Kings 30-21. Kings goalie Sean Burke held up well and Ilya Bryzgalov took the loss, as the Ducks chose to save No. 1 goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere for tonight’s showdown against San Jose. “We didn’t play with the necessary urgency that the situation asked for,” Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said. “We turned the puck over too many times and it cost us. It’s mental, that’s all it is. Our mental preparation has got to be better.” last_img read more

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NCAA Season 93 Preview: St. Benilde Blazers looking to get out of cellar

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong And that change of culture is exactly what the neophyte mentor wants as he starts his journey with the Blazers.“That’s what we’re hoping for, that somehow, that experience for them, that snake-pit down there would give them a sense of urgency, a sense of motivation that we don’t want to be back there again,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsTang knows that bringing St. Benilde back to its old glory is going to be a tough climb. But just like every rebuilding team, he’s trusting the process.“Right now, we don’t really expect much. It’s the changing of the culture and the environment and we’re trying to change that whole atmosphere. What we’re trying to get through is trying to work as a team. We’re struggling, but hopefully, when the season starts, we’ll be able to mend ourselves working together.” Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hail to the Timberland King of the Mountain The Blazers will once again lean on Gerard Castor, JJ Domingo, and Senegalese big man Clement Leutcheu in their campaign, but Tang believes that with the right breaks, his whole team is capable of doling out significant contributions for the Taft side this year.“The whole team is in a different level in terms of everyone of them are equal and ready to contribute.It’s just a matter of giving them the right time and exposure in the game. I feel that everybody can help our team this time around,” he said. LATEST STORIES View comments Head coach: Ty TangLast Season: 1-17Holdovers: JJ Domingo, Gerard Castor, Clement LeutcheuKey Losses: Christian Fajarito, Fons SaavedraKey Additions: Matthew Johnson, Unique NaboaStuck in the cellar for the past two seasons, St. Benilde is eyeing to finally get out of the muck under new coach TY Tang.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend What ‘missteps’? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera NCAA Season 93 Preview: St. Benilde Blazers650 viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.last_img read more

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‘Suzuki Cup experience will make Azkals better’

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss “If we work on ourselves and work together, we have a good chance at being successful in the Asian Cup,” said James Younghusband.The Azkals face China on Jan. 11 in Abu Dhabi before battling Kyrgyzstan four days later in Dubai. The top two teams from the six groups along with four best third placers will qualify for the knockout stage of the tournament.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Philippines may have failed to achieve its target of reaching the AFF Suzuki Cup final this year, but coach Sven Goran Eriksson believes its campaign in the regional tournament should serve the Azkals well as they make their debut in the AFC Asian Cup starting Jan. 7 at United Arab Emirates.“We will be better with the experience we have in the Suzuki Cup,” declared Eriksson after the Azkals suffered a fourth semifinal exit in five competitions in Hanoi last week. “We expect to improve our performance with better players and a longer preparation.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES The Swede, who has coached England and Ivory Coast in the World Cup, did not have some of his stars in the most important stretch of the Suzuki Cup due to either injuries or club commitments, but the likes of Daisuke Sato, Patrick Strauss, Luke Woodland, Stephan Palla and Neil Etheridge will all be available for the tournament in the UAE.In contrast, Vietnam had a full-strength squad in the semifinals, using the Suzuki Cup to also build up its team for the Asian tournament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSidelined by an injury at the start of the Suzuki Cup, Javier Patino will also be back for the Azkals in the Asian Cup. Azkals manager Dan Palami hinted that the squad will still be reinforced by a few newcomers.The Azkals plan to leave for Qatar for training camp shortly after Christmas with a clash against Suzuki Cup tormentor Vietnam on New Year’s Eve in Doha, Qatar. The Azkals make their Asian Cup debut against powerhouse South Korea on Jan. 7 in Dubai. Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ MOST READ SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Mark Barroca downplays ‘punching incident’ with Chris Banchero Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño View commentslast_img read more

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2013 Queensland Affiliates Cup

first_imgClose to 40 teams will take part in the inaugural Queensland Touch Football Affiliates Cup on Saturday, 7 December and Sunday, 8 December 2013 at the Carrara Sports Complex.38 teams will compete across five divisions – Men’s Open, Women’s Open, Mixed Open, Masters/Men’s 50’s and Senior Mixed. The event, in its first year, sees teams from the South Queensland region, as well as Brisbane, Noosa and Kingaroy, travelling to compete. Round games will be played on Saturday and Sunday morning, before the grand finals take place at the following times: 1.30pm – Mixed Open and Masters2.00pm – Women’s Open and Senior Mixed2.30pm – Men’s Open and Men’s 50’sTo keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and results from the 2013 Queensland Affiliates Cup, please click on the links below:Website – www.qldtouch.com.auFacebook – www.facebook.com/Qldtouch Twitter – www.twitter.com/QueenslandTouch Related LinksAffiliates Cuplast_img read more

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10 months agoSporting CP target Liverpool winger Rafa Camacho

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Sporting CP target Liverpool winger Rafa Camachoby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool are expected to release Rafa Camacho for loan next month.The Liverpool Echo says Sporting CP want their ex-academy star for the rest of the season, with a number of Championship clubs also interested.Camacho, 18, can play across the front line and was also used as a full-back in an impressive pre-season campaign under Jurgen Klopp.After starring in America, his performances in the Uefa Youth League have brought him plenty of suitors.The Portugal Under-20s international is yet to make his first-team debut but could be contention next season if he can gain experience on a short-term deal elsewhere. last_img