RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Previous articleMid West can become sports tourism centre of EuropeNext articleExtra suicide patrols to deal with rag week incidents Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Twitter TAGSBarrington’s Hospital Great Limerick RunChicago MarathonMelissa SavageMusic LimerickPatrick Savage Linkedin Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Email NewsLocal NewsSavage challenge lies aheadBy Alan Jacques – March 6, 2014 1337 Melissa and Patrick Savage from Chicago look forward to their visit to the city for the Great Limerick RunAMERICAN husband and wife running coaches Patrick and Melissa Savage are all set for their visit to the Mid-West region this May for the Barrington’s Hospital Great Limerick Run.Patrick has been involved with the Chicago Marathon, one of the top five marathon events in the world, since its inception as a head coach and referee. While, his wife Melissa is a personal trainer and coach offering multi-sport and triathlon programs.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Patrick told the Limerick Post this week that the pair were excited about their visit to Ireland for the Great Limerick Run and has even convinced some Irish relatives, renowned in their own sporting fields, to take part in the event.“We always look forward to our trips home to Ireland but we are especially looking forward to this trip as I know I have recruited 12 to 20 cousins and friends to run,” Patrick enthused.Patrick’s grandmother Katherine Mary nee Loughnane was born in Feakle and the running coach is organising a big family reunion to coincide with his Limerick visit.“I have a number of Loughnane cousins that live in and around Limerick. Olive Loughnane, four time Irish Olympian, will be at the reunion and, although I have not seen him in years, there is hope that my second cousin, Ger Loughnane, will be there,” he revealed.Savage has an extensive coaching background in the Chicagoland area and also remains active in the Illinois running community. He served as the head race referee for the 2006 and 2007 Chicago Marathon, and head men’s referee in 2008.Asked if he had any tips for runners taking part in the Great Limerick Run on May 4, he commented, “They need to do the training for whichever race they choose to run. Running hills in practice is very good preparation for any race as is getting in the long runs. Another important factor is dressing for the weather and taking liquids during the race.”For more details log onto www.greatlimerickrun.com. Print Advertisement WhatsApp #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ New Music: 40Hurtz
View Comments Hugh Jackman will tread the boards once more! The Tony winner is set to take his 2011 Great White Way hit Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway home to Australia this fall. According to Variety, the revamped production, Broadway to Oz, is scheduled to begin performances in Melbourne on November 24, before heading to Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide. The arena tour will end in Perth on December 15. Tony winner Warren Carlyle will return to direct and choreograph.Broadway to Oz will showcase medleys of work that Jackman is known for, as well as tributes to classic tuners. He will be supported by a company of 150 musicians and dancers. “There’s dance, there’s stories. You’re going to get to know the real me in that show,” said Jackman in a statement. “I’ll tell you what it’s like being in my shoes in my career—both on screen and off, growing up.”Along with Back on Broadway, Jackman’s Great White Way credits include The River, his Tony-winning performance in The Boy From Oz and A Steady Rain. The Oscar nominee’s many film and TV credits include Australia, Swordfish, Kate & Leopold, Real Steel, The Prestige, Les Miserables and the X-Men series, including The Wolverine. The star is also set to channel P.T. Barnum in a long-in-the-works movie musical The Greatest Showman on Earth, featuring a new screenplay by Oscar winner Bill Condon, which is scheduled to be released on Christmas Day 2016.
Iberdrola continues green energy investment binge, buys options for 9GW of Swedish offshore wind FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:Iberdrola SA signed an agreement that gives it the option to take majority stakes in a number of Swedish offshore wind farm developments that would drastically increase its market share in wind parks at sea.The Spanish utility could take majority ownership in as many as eight projects developed by Svea Vind Offshore AB, a company spokesperson said. The deal is the latest in a series of renewables acquisitions Iberdrola has made around the world this year as part of a 10-billion euro ($11.3 billion) investment push.The eight offshore wind farm sites, with a total capacity of 9 gigawatts, are located in relatively shallow waters in the Baltic Sea. The company expects the first of the wind farms to become operational by 2029.Sweden has just over 200 megawatts of installed offshore wind and BloombergNEF doesn’t expect that much more capacity to be built this decade. With lots of hydro and nuclear power, the Nordic market currently has the lowest power prices in Europe. That means offshore farms would likely need some kind of government subsidy to make them economically viable, according to BNEF.Still, Iberdrola is targeting the area as part of a broader push to build up a cluster of wind parks in the Baltic Sea. The company already owns the 476-megawatt Baltic Eagle project in Germany and is pursuing a pipeline of as much as 3.3 gigawatts off the Polish coast.[Will Mathis]More: Iberdrola signs option for stakes in Swedish offshore wind farms