Foynes looks to the skies

first_img TAGS2017 Foynes Air ShowfoynesIrish Aviation AuthoritylimerickWest Limerick WhatsApp Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live NewsLocal NewsFoynes looks to the skiesBy Alan Jacques – May 28, 2017 1157 Facebook Linkedin Email SIXTEEN dazzling acts and 29 stunning aircraft will take to the skies over West Limerick on Sunday July 22 for the Foynes Air Show.Now in its fourth year, this spectacular three-hour show is being billed as the West of Ireland’s largest ever air show.Spanish Air Force F-18 jets, British Spitfires, and Viggen jets flown by the Swedish Air Force are just a small sample of the daredevil acts unveiled this week as part of this exciting event, supported by the Irish Aviation Authority.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Made up of 16 awe-inspiring acts, this year’s show will not only look to the future of aviation with demonstrations from some of the world’s most modern aircrafts, but it will also pay homage to the past and the well documented aviation history of Foynes.The Catalina Flying Boat will be on display during the air show this summer to mark the 80th anniversary of the first transatlantic flight.“This is the biggest year ever for the Foynes Air Show. We have 16 acts coming from all across Europe, and visitors to the show will be amazed at the daredevil acrobatics of the skilled pilots and the impressive sight of some of the world’s most extraordinary aircrafts,” enthused director of the Foynes Air Show, Margaret O’Shaughnessy.Chief executive of the Irish Aviation Authority, Eamonn Brennan was equally excited.“The Foynes Air Show has been a really great event in recent years and this year promises to be an extra special one for fans of aviation across Ireland. Aviation is a hugely important economic driver for our country and this year under the IAA’s ‘Aviation Ireland’ campaign we are supporting not just one, but two, spectacular air shows over the same weekend — at Foynes and at Bray, making this year an extra special one for fans of aviation across Ireland.“We see this as a great avenue to raise the profile of aviation and to generate an interest in our industry,” Mr Brennan explained.For more details visit Alan [email protected]center_img Advertisement Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Print Previous articleShandon Trio violinist at St Mary’s CathedralNext articleAutism-friendly night highlight of Food Truck Festival Alan Jacques Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival last_img read more

Raiders mailbag: Talking Carr, Gruden’s biceps, Abram and more

first_img1. @jobrelatedtweet: How does Tom Cable still have a job?If he can’t get this year’s Raiders offensive line to be any good, then he’ll be shown the door. He had two rookie tackles and an array of … With about a month and a half until training camp (and Hard Knocks) kicks off in Napa, let’s run through one last mailbag before everyone goes on vacation.In this edition we talk everything from rookies to potential surprise cuts to pass-rushing improvements.Let’s have some fun.last_img

Racial Evolution Education Proposed

first_imgSkin color provides a “handy tool for teaching evolution,” says a anthropologist at Penn State.  PhysOrg reported that professor Nina Jablonski believes “The mechanism of evolution can be completely understood from skin color.”  She proposes using the easily-observed trait in humans to teach evolution to students.  “People are really socially aware of skin color, intensely self-conscious about it,” she told the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  “The nice thing about skin color is that we can teach the principles of evolution using an example on our own bodies and relieve a lot of social stress about personal skin color at the same time.”  PhysOrg did not elaborate on how evolutionary theory would relieve stress about skin color.It is typical of Darwinists to try to prove their theory with simple examples of horizontal variation that are not controversial, then extrapolate the examples to say brains evolved from a primordial soup.  Perhaps professor Jablonski should take note of the fact that young-earth creationist Ken Ham uses Scripture and science to explain the human races (actually, just variations on the single human race) from a Biblical viewpoint (see AiG), and also shows the disastrous history of racial politics in of Darwinian thought (AiG).(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Playing a part to back the Boks

first_imgNMMU students showed their support in enthusiastic fashion. Kanyisa Jonono of the HIV preventionprogramme loveLife pledged his support for Play Your Part. Children at Charlo Primary showed thattheir blood is green.(Images: Emily van Rijswijck) MEDIA CONTACTS • Yusuf Jackson  SARU media manager  +27 82 739 7733 RELATED ARTICLES • Rugby World Cup – back the Boks • New drive to spark local sports frenzy • SAB wins big, greens Boks • Bright future for FNB stadium • The other rugby world cupEmily van RijswijckBrand South Africa paid Port Elizabeth a visit as part of its Play Your Part campaign, and to pledge its support for the Springboks ahead of the all-important Tri Nations clash against New Zealand.The campaign was launched in June, and asks ordinary South Africans to do whatever they can, no matter how big or how small, in making the country a better place to live in. The campaign will also throw the spotlight onto any initiatives which are already bearing fruit in this regard.The Boks clashed with arch rivals New Zealand on 20 August at the new Nelson Mandela Stadium, the first meeting of these two rugby giants in 41 years on Port Elizabeth soil. The home team won the game, beating the All Blacks 18-5.Despite a few early setbacks, the Springboks remain the only Tri Nations team – of themselves, Australia and New Zealand – that has never lost all of their games in the tournament.Their form has caused concern among fans ahead of the Rugby World Cup next month, but the Boks – two-time and current world champions – are determined to become the first team ever to successfully defend their world title three times.The Springboks’ schedule during the group stages of the tournament is as follows:Sunday 11 September, against Wales;Saturday 17 September, against Fiji;Thursday 22 September, against Namibia;Friday 30 September, against Samoa.The final takes place on Sunday 23 October.Saru has its own national Springbok supporters’ initiative – the Unite 2011 campaign, which features “Let’s Do It Again”, a specially commissioned anthem from award-winning local groups Freshlyground and Goldfish.National rugby prideWith less than two weeks until the Springboks depart for the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, Brand South Africa is initiating a series of rugby-related activities to garner countrywide support for the team.First up was a visit to Charlo Primary School, in a suburb north of the city centre, where the Boks are clearly firm favourites, judging by the enthusiasm with which national coach Pieter de Villiers and his assistants Gary Gold and Dick Muir were greeted.Also present was Oregan Hoskins, South African Rugby Union (Saru) president, and Neela Hoosain, Brand South Africa trustee.After a short video presentation by Saru and a Q&A with Bokkie the Springbok mascot, children queued excitedly for autographs. Then the Springbok coaches gave a rugby clinic to a lucky few.Twelve-year-old Lubabalo Tsako was adamant that the Springboks would be victorious. “They can do it. I believe in them.”At the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Brand South Africa asked students to pledge their support for the Play Your Part campaign.“They are signing a pledge to play their part to make South Africa great. Part of this means to support the Boks ahead of and during the Rugby World Cup,” confirmed Vuyo Veza, Brand South Africa representative.Blanket Mandilake and Ntombikayise Ngetu, two second-year IT students at the campus, gave a high-five in support of the Boks and said they were very sure the team will come home with all the glory.“We wish them all the success. We are 100% behind them,” said Mandilake. Kanyisa Jonono of the Love Life Campaign pledges his support for Play Your Partlast_img read more

Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap Fume at ‘Bad’ Umpiring After Exit From BWF World Championships

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. badmintonbwf world championshipsParupalli Kashyapsaina nehwal First Published: August 23, 2019, 4:32 PM IST Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap lashed out at the umpiring after the former’s unceremonious exit from the BWF World Championships in Basel on Thursday in the pre-quarterfinals stage.Saina, ranked eighth in the world, squandered match point opportunities to lose to world No.12 Mia Blichfelt of Denmark 21-15, 25-27, 12-21 in an hour and 12 minutes. Saina was playing on Court 4 on Thursday and her husband Parupalli Kashyap, who was court side during her match, rued the lack of hawk eye and called the umpiring bad after Saina’s loss.”2 match-points snatched away by bad umpiring. And numerous wrong decisions. Unbelievable that there are no reviews on other courts at the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS. When will our sport get better? SICK @bwfmedia @HSBCBWF @NSaina #feelingcheated #totalbwfworldchampionships2019,” Kashyap tweeted.Replying to Kashyap’s complaint on Twitter, Saina also expressed her disappointment over the umpiring decisions and said she could not understand the decisions taken by the chair umpire.”Still can’t believe 2 match points which the umpire overruled in the second game. And the umpire tells me in the mid of second game “let the line umpires do their job” and I dnt understand suddenly how the umpire overruled the match points..very sick @bwfmedia @HSBCBWF,” Saina said.still can’t believe 2 match points which the umpire overruled in the second game . And the umpire tells me in the mid of second game “let the line umpires do their job” and I dnt understand suddenly how the umpire overruled the match points..very sick @bwfmedia @HSBCBWF— Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) August 23, 2019 Saina, Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy bowed out of World Championships from the pre-quarterfinals stage while only PV Sindhu and Sai Praneeth remain in contention for a medal.Sindhu takes on world No.2 Tai Tzu Ying in the quarter-finals on Friday while Praneeth will be up against Asian Games 2018 gold medallist Jonatan Christie. last_img read more