Previous articleThe (hypothetical) AlternativeNext articleOpen House will uncover Limerick architectural treasures Meghann Scully Linkedin Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostLimerick Post ShowMet Éireannstormstorm lorenzoweather WhatsApp LimerickNewsStorm Lorenzo update for LimerickBy Meghann Scully – October 3, 2019 1708 Facebook Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter A status red weather alert is now in place across the countryMet Éireann has issued an ORANGE Wind Warning for Limerick.The warning is valid between Thursday 03 Oct from 6pm to Friday 04 Oct at 3am.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Limerick City and County Council are monitoring the situation closely.Due to wind and heavy rainfall there is a chance of flooding in locations with temporary flood defences being deployed.Southwesterly winds veering westerly will reach mean speeds 65 to 80km/h with gusts generally of 100 to 130km/h, higher in coastal regions. Storm surges will produce coastal flooding and damage.In addition, there are two YELLOW warnings from wind and rain affecting the whole country. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener
October in the New River Gorge means many things: vibrant fall foliage, thrilling whitewater rafting trips, and West Virginia’s largest, most exciting one-day festival: Bridge Day.What’s Bridge Day?The New River Gorge Bridge is an iconic West Virginia landmark – and every third weekend in October, it’s closed for Bridge Day, the oldest and largest BASE jumping event in the world. Serious BASE jumpers get their chance to fly 876 feet off the bridge into the Gorge below, and rappellers will ascend and descend from the catwalk. Thousands of spectators watch as those daredevils leap off the bridge, sometimes performing exciting tricks before they pull their chutes and sail into the Gorge. Plus, this is the only chance each year you have to walk on and take in the view from the longest steel arch bridge in the western hemisphere.Want to get in on the action?There’s still time to register to BASE jump! If you have made at least 200 skydives, you can purchase a jumper pass. 400 jumpers are allowed to register each year. Are you an experienced BASE jumper? If you have made at least 50 BASE jumps and are the proud owner of a helmet, you can also add a Rastapult launch pass! With the Rastapult, you’ll be launched off the bridge like a human cannonball, making this experience perfect for jumpers who want an extra thrill to their Bridge Day experience. If you prefer to keep your feet firmly planted on the ground, don’t worry. Come as a spectator, or participate in one of these exciting adventures!If you prefer to keep your feet firmly planted on the ground, don’t worry. Come as a spectator, or participate in one of these exciting adventures!Into the Gorge Shuttles: Ride a bus to the bottom of the Gorge to experience Bridge Day from an entirely new perspective! From here, you can see BASE jumpers fly towards the landing zone and witness rappellers in action. Tickets are still available, but hurry – they will sell out!Bridge Day 5k: Be one of the first people on the bridge when you run across it during the Bridge Day 5k! Registration is still open.Highline: Think of the Highline as a zip line – you’ll slide 700 feet from the catwalk of the bridge down to the road below attached to a sturdy harness and cable as a belayer controls your speed. There’s no experience necessary, so hurry up and reserve your spot!Ready to go? Make your Bridge Day trip even more memorable when you stay a little longer in Southern West Virginia. Come early to take in the flavor of the region at Taste of Bridge Day the night before, or spend your weekend jamming out at Bridge Jam, Bridge Day’s official music festival.If you want even more adventure, book a whitewater rafting trip to ride the thrilling New or Gauley Rivers, or go rock climbing on the sandstone cliffs of the New River Gorge. When it’s time to relax, choose a cozy cabin or campsite, tucked away in the forest.This is Bridge Day – and it’s unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. So mark your calendars for Saturday, October 20, 2018; see you on the bridge!
MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNIn preparation for Russell being activated from MLB’s restricted list May 3, the Cubs assigned the infielder to Chicago’s Triple-A Iowa affiliate Wednesday to play at least seven games. However, Epstein indicated his Triple-A stint could last longer because the Cubs want to ensure he’s ready both physically and mentally before making his return.When asked whether keeping Russell in the minors after those seven games is an option, Epstein replied: “Of course it is. I told him seven days does not necessarily get someone ready for the season.” He added, “Nothing is promised.”Russell has gone through counseling mandated by the league after abuse allegations from his ex-wife surfaced last season. Epstein said the Cubs have been pleased with the 25-year-old’s progress and gave credit to the shortstop for making appropriate changes.”If you ask the people in Addison’s life, you would see there have been some positives that have come out of this thus far,” Epstein said, “and his behavior to this point has lived up to the standards we’re requiring of him.” The Cubs are taking a measured approach to Addison Russell’s return as he works his way back from a 40-game suspension that began Sept. 21, 2018, for violating baseball’s policy against domestic abuse.”We’re taking this day to day,” Cubs president Theo Epstein said before Thursday’s game against the Dodgers (via ESPN.com). “This is one situation where it is not appropriate to get ahead of the story. Addison has a lot of work to do going forward. There is no finish line here.” Russell addressed the work he’s done off the field, and said he’s doing everything he can to become a better person.”It’s been a lot of hard work, a lot of self-reflecting and a lot of self-growth,” Russell said Thursday. “They have a high standard for me, and as we are right now, I think I’ve hit all those standards. I’m just working on myself.'”Everyone is entitled to their opinion,” he added. “… I’m just excited to get a second chance.”
“All PSG have to do is turn on the gas tap,” he said, referring to Qatar’s massive gas reserves. “This is what PSG have been doing for the past four years.”Tebas said it was not a level playing field for clubs.“Teams that use use financial doping play for an entire year and can win their league or a European trophy, although some have lost as well.“So it is not fair to the victims which are the teams playing by the rules. We have to get a system that is fair to the victims.“The rules are there on the books.”Tebas said however he was not pushing for PSG or City to be banned from European competition.“We are not looking to kick them out, (but) if we don’t do anything then now it will be PSG and Manchester City and then in the future it will be a sheikh from Bahrain, or a Malysian businessman who will ‘deform’ the industry.”He said he took some hope from the fact that Chelsea’s Russian owner Roman Abramovich has “settled down” in his spending.Tebas insisted that the Spanish league dealt severely with clubs who contravened their rules regarding financing.“We have relegated teams to the second tier for some of those practices and kicked teams out of competitions,” he said.Barcelona faced criticism for carrying sponsorship from the Qatar Foundation and later Qatar Airways on their shirts, but Tebas argued he was not being “hypocritical” in defending that deal.“They paid a market price because a non-state company, a Japanese one, then came along and paid more.“When contracts are not reflecting real market incomes — as in money not derived directly from football — then we take action.”Share on: WhatsApp Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Qatari-owned French side Paris Saint-Germain are “laughing” at the financial fair play (FPP) system, a combative Javier Tebas, president of Spain’s La Liga, said on Wednesday.The 55-year-old also warned that if he was not satisfied with UEFA’s response to La Liga’s concerns regarding the lavish spending of both PSG and Abu Dhabi-owned Manchester City then he would consider taking his case to Brussels and the European Union.PSG stunned the football world when they prised Brazilian superstar Neymar away from Barcelona for a world record 222 million euros ($264 million) and then took Monaco’s highly-rated French star Kylian Mbappe on loan with an option to buy him for 180 million euros.In response, UEFA launched an investigation to see whether the club has broken FPP rules.Manchester City also spent heavily in the last transfer window, lavishing an estimated £221 million (242 million euros, $288 million) on players although they offloaded several too.– ‘It can’t be tolerated’ –“PSG are laughing at the system,” Tebas said at the Soccerex Global Convention in Manchester, speaking through a translator.“A Spanish journalist defined it, and I hope I am not being rude, as like they were peeing in the bed or the swimming pool.“Well Neymar has gone on to the diving board and peed into the pool — it can’t be tolerated.“But this is not solely because of Neymar. We at La Liga have fought hard for collective TV rights. We are being destroyed and this is going to damage the industry.”That provoked a strong reaction from the French league.“These unworthy remarks are unbecoming of an institution as respectable and successfui as the Spanish La Liga,” the LFP wrote.Tebas, who has revolutionised La Liga since taking over in 2013, engineering a collective TV football rights deal among other measures, said PSG were simply not paying market prices.