Laois in London: All you need to know to enjoy a weekend across the water

first_img Rugby TAGSLaois in London Home Sport GAA Laois in London: All you need to know to enjoy a weekend… SportGAA Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Council Pinterest WhatsApp Our Guide to London Excitement is building today as hundreds of Laois people are heading to Dublin airport to depart for London.On Sunday, the Laois footballers will face London in Division 4 of the National Football League and it is estimated that more than 1,300 supporters from the O’Moore County will be present by throw in 1pm.The LaoisToday team will be present from Saturday afternoon and if you see us, make sure to come over and say hello.Of the 1,300, we’re sure many of you have been over to London before but for those of you that haven’t, here’s our handy guide to ensure your weekend goes well.AirportsThere are five main airports which service London from Ireland. Luton, Stanstead, Heathrow, Gatwick and London City.The closest of these to Ruislip is Heathrow and if you land there the quickest way to get to where you want to go is by taxi.The rest of the airports are a good bit further away so should you land there, you are looking at buses or trains to avoid extreme costs.Things To DoShould you arrive on Friday, we’d be suggesting you get to wherever your hotel is, check in and have a good night locally.And if you’re there on Saturday, there is a range of things sporting and non sporting that you can do.As regards live sport on TV, there is a feast. Manchester United host Liverpool in the Premier League at 12.30pm with Ireland then taking on Scotland in the Six Nations at 2.15pm.But if you fancy sampling some live soccer while you’re in London, there are a number of local teams in action.In the Premier League, there is an all-London clash on Saturday evening at 5.30pm as Chelsea host Crystal Palace.While in the lower divisions, the likes of Millwall, QPR, Wimbledon and Luton are all playing around the city from 3pm.And if you want to go and do something completely non-sport related, there are a number of tourist attractions worth checking out – chiefly the London Eye and historic Tower of London.You can get up close and personal with underwater creatures at SEALIFE London aquarium or explore the Science Museum, London’s interactive hub of science and technology. Both are perfect for fun family days out in London.You could also soak up some culture at London museums, visit the Queen at Buckingham Palace, or take the perfect picture with Big Ben; just some of the many iconic places to go in London.And of course, don’t forget about the whole reason you are there – the match on Sunday.Throw in in Ruislip is at 1pm on Sunday as the Laois footballers will look to win for the fifth straight game running.Places to eat and drinkOn the day of the game, the clubhouse in Ruislip would appear to have every supporters need sorted.According to London GAA secretary Mark Gottsche, most away supporters come straight to the ground as there is bar and food facilities in the clubhouse.But for those of you who are there between one and two days earlier, there are a number of popular bars and restaurants near Ruislip.The most popular is the Hop Pole on Putney Bridge Road which serves good food and has multiple screens for sport.Other popular spots include Waxy O’Connors, Roddy’s Bar, The New Inn and McGettigan’s.Watch out for LaoisTodayAlan, Julie and Siún will land in London on Saturday afternoon.So if you see then in the airport, in a pub or at the match itself, make sure to call over to them and say hello.If you’re really nice, you might get yourself a coveted LaoisToday hat!SEE ALSO – So called ‘Pest From the West’ weather event is ‘Fake News’ Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Previous articleWinner announced in the Dunamaise Arts Centre The 4 of Us competitionNext articleSt Joseph’s to host Memorial Match in honour of late Liam Kealy Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Twitter Twitter Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Community Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste Laois in London: All you need to know to enjoy a weekend across the water RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Alan Hartnett – 9th March 2018 Pinterestlast_img read more

4-H movement challenged to provide foundation for the youth

first_img4-H movement challenged to provide foundation for the youth CultureJuly 8, 2011 Related4-H movement challenged to provide foundation for the youth Related4-H movement challenged to provide foundation for the youth FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Robert Montague says the 4-H Movement must continue to provide the foundation, which will engender an appreciation of agriculture as a viable career option, by its members and other young people. “Although the 4-H has (over) 66,000 members celebrating 71 years of existence, I am still going to challenge the Movement to go back to the foundation to provide that environmental knowledge, that leadership training, the social care and the husbandry care, so that there can be an appreciation by our young persons of the goodness and the contribution of agriculture,” he said. The new Minister was speaking at the launching ceremony for the third staging of the Caribbean 4-H Food Festival, at the 4-H Clubs head office in Kingston, on July 7. Mr. Montague pointed out that the Movement encourages hands-on training for young people, while making them more innovative. Commenting on the importance of the festival, which will be held from July 25 to 30, the Minister said it will bring together clubbites from across the Caribbean, while showcasing youth activities in agriculture and food related disciplines. “The success of this festival will bring us on a new odyssey, a new journey in taking agriculture to where it rightfully belongs, because agriculture impacts all sectors in the country,” he said. He informed that the Ministry will award the winner of the country cook-off competition with US$500 for their innovativeness and creativity throughout the competition. The Festival is an experience of displays, entertainment, exploration, relaxation, information and investment activities and is designed as the signature event which attracts international attention on the Caribbean 4-H Movement. It will be held at the Rose Hall 4-H training and production centre in St. Catherine and the Denbigh Agricultural Showground in Clarendon. Some of the activities during the week-long function include: courtesy calls on the Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen; Prime Minister, the Hon. Bruce Golding on Wednesday, July 27; the Caribbean Council Bi-annual meeting at the Rose Hall Centre on Thursday, July 28; the judging of competitive events, best booth competition and closing ceremony at the Denbigh Showground on Saturday, July 30. The objectives of the festival are: the promotion of youth activities in food, leadership and the environment; to raise funds for the development of the 4-H Movement in the Caribbean; to involve the Caribbean Diaspora in the youth development of the Caribbean; to attract foreign direct investment in partnering with youth skills in the Caribbean in the areas of agriculture and agro-enterprises; to showcase the skills of 4-H members and leaders across the Caribbean; and to promote regional food security.  Its target audience include: the international corporate community to participate by setting up displays, participate in seminars and workshops and contribute to the growth and development of the Caribbean 4-H Movement for the following year; and the Caribbean food sector, with emphasis on youth in food production, to contribute and participate in the week of activities. Related4-H movement challenged to provide foundation for the youth By CHRIS PATTERSON, JIS Reporter Advertisementslast_img read more

UK pushes for final O2, Virgin Media call

first_img Previous ArticleJio aims to introduce $50 smartphoneNext ArticleOrange makes opening France 5G pitch Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more Luz verde a la fusión entre Telefónica y Liberty Global en el Reino Unido CMALiberty GlobalO2 UK AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 08 OCT 2020 Chris Donkin Tags The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) urged the European Commission (EC) to give it the final say on the proposed merger of Telefonica and Liberty Global’s local operations, arguing the deal does not have implications elsewhere.The EC is currently in the process of reviewing a tie-up between mobile provider O2 UK and fixed company Virgin Media with a provisional deadline of 5 November. Its current timeline assumes the decision does not require a second level investigation.Although clearance or rejection currently falls under the remit of EC competition chiefs, the decision can be transferred to the CMA under specific circumstances.In a statement, the CMA said requirements for the EC to cede control have been met as “any impact on competition will be limited solely to UK consumers” with potential effects covering both the retail and wholesale sectors.It added any implications would be felt following the end of the transition period for the UK leaving the European Union, further improving its case for control.The EC has until 19 November to respond to the CMA’s request. Should it fail, the UK body said it would continue to aid the European-level investigation. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Liberty Global eyes edge move with Digital Colony JV Author Related Telefonica, Liberty Global to finalise UK merger Home UK pushes for final O2, Virgin Media calllast_img read more

German solar breaks three records in two weeks

first_imgGerman solar breaks three records in two weeksUpdate: The country’s remarkable PV performance demonstrates the need for electricity storage solutions, says Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI). Germany is nevertheless poised to miss this year’s target for added PV capacity. June 19, 2014 Edgar Meza, Sandra Enkhardt Events Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share According to a recent analysis from the Fraunhofer ISE solar energy research institute, photovoltaic systems generated a record 24.24 GW between 1 and 2 pm on June 6 and a total of 1.26 terawatt hours over the entire week, likewise setting a new high. On June 9, a national holiday in Germany, solar power production peaked at 23.1 GW, equal to 50.6% of total electricity demand, setting another milestone. “German solar demonstrated just what it is capable of in the first two weeks of June,” said Tobias Rothacher, expert for renewable energies at Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) — the German Economic Affairs and Energy Ministry’s foreign trade and investment promotion agency. “The large amounts of solar electricity being generated demonstrate clearly that Germany will need more energy storage capacity in the future,” Rothacher said. “Already, the more than 1.4 million photovoltaic systems are producing a surplus, especially on sunny days around midday.” Rothacher added that from now on, every new solar system that is installed in Germany increases the need for electricity storage solutions. He points out that the cost of storage systems is forecast to drop in the coming years “and this means that storage is not only becoming more necessary — it is becoming more attractive from a financial point of view as well.” Indeed, GTAI recently predicted that sales of solar power storage systems in Germany are set to skyrocket. Experts from GTAI will be at Energy Storage China from June 23-24 in Beijing to advise international investors about relevant opportunities in the German market. Despite the strong performance, the German photovoltaic market continues to fall sharply after a slump in 2013, however. Following a decline in the construction new installations from 7,500 to 3,300 MW last year, the federal government will likely miss this year’s targets. Germany’s PV market shrank further by around 45% this spring, the German Solar Industry Association (BSW-Solar) said on Thursday. According to unpublished figures from the Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur), newly installed PV capacity in Germany from January through the end of May reached just 818 MW. If the trend continues, the federal government will miss its official target range of between 2.5 GW and 3.5 GW this year for the first time, BSW-Solar said, adding that Germany would likely not even reach the lower-end figure of 2,500 MW.Popular content Enabling aluminum in batteries Mark Hutchins 27 April 2021 pv-magazine.com Scientists in South Korea and the UK demonstrated a new cathode material for an aluminum-ion battery, which achieved impressive results in both speci… ITRPV: Large formats are here to stay Mark Hutchins 29 April 2021 pv-magazine.com The 2021 edition of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV) was published today by German engineering association VDMA. 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