Shannon to get 117 new jobs

first_imgNewsLocal NewsShannon to get 117 new jobsBy admin – July 9, 2010 536 Print Advertisement Facebook Shannon Free Zone Continues To Win Investment From Global Players – KilleenMr Tony Killeen TD, Minister for Defence has welcomed the announcement that a top US global financial security company, Genworth Financial, will create, with the support of Shannon Development,  117 new jobs in Clare over the next 3 years.   Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Welcoming today’s announcement Minister Killeen said “I am delighted to welcome today’s announcement by my Government colleague, Minister Batt O’Keeffe, of the 117 new jobs for Clare.  The new jobs will bring the workforce of Genworth Financial to 462, with growth expected in the operations teams.”He added: “Genworth Financial already has significant operations in Shannon with its centre of excellence for operations, information technology and finance teams, for the company’s lifestyle protection business all located there.   The company has grown from strength to strength in Shannon since its establishment in 1986”.The Minister continued: “Today’s announcement is a major boost for the region and is a vote of confidence in the appeal of the Shannon Free Zone for companies seeking to develop and expand their European business.  The work of Shannon Development is central to the national policy objective of delivering balanced regional development which is a key priority of this Government.”Concluding Minister Killeen congratulated the president of Genworth Financial European operation, Mr Bob Brannock, and his staff and said: “I recently visited the company in Shannon and was hugely impressed by the highly skilled teams of staff.  I would like to congratulate Bob and his teams for their work in growing the company and I wish them continued success.” Genworth Financial Inc (NYSE:GNW) is a leading Fortune 500 global financial security company. Genworth has more than $100 billion in assets and employs about 6,000 workers in more than 25 countries. Its products and services help meet the investment, protection, retirement and lifestyle needs of some 15 million customers. Genworth operates through three segments: retirement and protection; US mortgage insurance; and international. Its products and services are offered through financial intermediaries, advisers, independent distributors, and sales specialists. Genworth Financial, which traces its roots back to 1871, became a public company in 2004. It is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia. Twittercenter_img Linkedin Email WhatsApp Previous articleOver 1,250 jobs available in US Companies in IrelandNext articleGemma does her city proud in Miss Ireland final adminlast_img read more

Despite reopening, Waverly businesses still feel impacts of COVID-19 shutdown

first_img“Long term right now, we do know we will lose some business. There’s going to be some that won’t be able to reopen, some that are already closed,” he says. WAVERLY (WBNG) — For many small businesses in Waverly, the impacts of March’s COVID-19 shutdown are still fresh. Now restaurant owners like Lisa Lee who owns Lisa’s Place, also on Broad Street, say it’s time to play catch up. She says differing rules between the Pennsylvania side and the New York side can make things confusing for customers, and mask requirements can also make things difficult. VanNorman says the biggest part of the hit came earlier in the Pandemic. Some of the damage stemmed from the fact that Waverly straddles the New York-Pennsylvania border and businesses on the other side in places like Sayre, Pa. didn’t have to follow the same restrictions as those in New York. Josh Cassidy is one of those small business owners. He runs The Rail House on Broad Street. “Our long term goal is to figure out the sustainability of what businesses we have. Make sure they can remain viable, and then try to reinvigorate people to open new businesses to stimulate the growth of the economy in this area,” he said. “If things don’t get back to normal, it could be devastating,” he says. “Ninety- five percent of the businesses in this area are small businesses, and without them, our community is just going to dwindle down to nothing. I can see people moving away.” “For the most part our dine-in area has been a little bit slow, but we’re still doing good on takeouts,” Lee added, “I mostly want to get rid of the masks, I just want to see things go back no normal.” “Businesses and restaurants took a severe hit in the few weeks that Pennsylvania opened up in-house dining, versus New York still being at a lower phase with New York only able to do takeout,” he says. VanNorman says that’s going to take work. “We’re just following the status quo and trying to get through this the best we can. It’s a struggle,” he said. Cameron VanNorman is President of The Waverly Business Association. He says he shares those fears. In the meantime, Cassidy is hopeful things will change soon. last_img read more

Live match preview – N Ireland vs Slovakia 12.11.2020

first_imgTeam news, stats and analysis ahead of Northern Ireland in the European Qualifying play-off final on Thursday; kick-off 7.45pm.Like Scotland, it was also penalties that saw Northern Ireland into the European Qualifying play-off final, beating Bosnia and Herzegovina 4-3 in the shootout after a 1-1 draw. Slovakia had also won on spot-kicks, beating the Republic of Ireland 4-2 following a goalless draw.- Advertisement – 1:26 Jordan Jones during the friendly match between Lyon and Rangers at the Groupama Stadium 1:09 1:09 Steven Davis Northern Ireland’s Steven Davis and Josh Magennis say reaching a second European Championships would be just as special as the first Northern Ireland captain Steven Davis added:“For me as well, I am probably getting to the latter stages so I don’t know when these opportunities come around again. Even the message to the younger players would probably be the same because you just don’t know in football.“When you get these opportunities, and when they do come around, you have to try to make the most of them.”Opta statsVictory for Northern Ireland will see them qualify for the European Championship finals for the second time and a second consecutive tournament, reaching the Round of 16 at EURO 2016.Slovakia are looking to reach the European Championship finals for a second time, qualifying for EURO 2016 previously.Northern Ireland have lost six of their last 10 matches in all competitions (W1 D3), losing their last two in a row – they last lost three consecutively in November 2017.Slovakia have lost their last two matches, losing to Scotland and Israel in the UEFA Nations League in October; they have not lost three in a row since October 2016.Since they last had more shots than an opponent in a match in June 2019 vs Belarus, Northern Ireland have attempted just 72 shots in 11 matches while facing 186 themselves – Norn Iron have only had 10 shots in one match since then (vs Bosnia in October, 13).Since the arrival of manager Pavel Hapal, Marek Hamsik has been directly involved in more goals than any other Slovakia player (6 – 4 goals, 2 assists). – Advertisement – Northern Ireland striker Josh Magennis told Sky Sports News:“It would be absolutely massive. To say you got to one major tournament is beyond believable, to say if you were able to get to two, to go to both, it will be class.“There will be as many tears as there was the first time, so it will be amazing. If you need any more inspiration or you need to get yourself geed up for these games, then I think you are in the wrong sport.” Northern Ireland’s Steven Davis and Josh Magennis say reaching a second European Championships would be just as special as the first NI fansImage:A handful of Northern Ireland fans will be allowed into Windsor Park on Thursday Kick off 7:45pm Steven Davis Sky Sports announced last week that both Scotland and Northern Ireland’s play-off games will be free-to-air for UK customers on what is sure to be a dramatic night of football.Northern Ireland vs Slovakia will be shown live on Sky Sports Premier League from 7pm and free-to-air on Sky Challenge; kick-off at 7.45pm.You can also follow all the latest in our dedicated live blog across Sky Sports’ digital platforms, including build-up, match commentary and the latest analysis. Plus, watch in-game goals and free match highlights shortly after full-time.NI fans back for crunch match However, after a wonderful run of six wins between March and October 2019, Northern Ireland have won just once since, although it was their crucial play-off semi-final last month. They’ve lost six and drawn two of the remaining fixtures, with Ian Baraclough replacing Michael O’Neill in June 2020.Northern Ireland are winless in three matches against Slovakia (D1 L2) since a 1-0 friendly win in March 1998 with Steve Lomas scoring the winner. The last meeting between the two was a friendly back in June 2016, with the sides sharing a goalless draw.Team news If Northern Ireland win…If Northern Ireland beat Slovakia, they will be Path B winners and go into Euro 2020 Group E with Spain, Sweden and Poland. – Advertisement – Thursday 12th November 7:00pm Rangers forward Jordan Jones has been left out of the Northern Ireland squad for their Euro 2020 play-off after breaching coronavirus rules but manager Ian Baraclough says the player has apologised and can return in the future After playing at their first European Championships in 2016, Northern Ireland are looking for back-to-back appearances with a victory on Thursday. They famously reached the round of 16 as one of the best third-place teams before being knocked out by Wales. More than 1,000 fans will be at Windsor Park for Northern Ireland’s Euro 2020 play-off final. A total of 1,060 supporters will be allocated socially distanced seats in the 18,500 capacity stadium.Irish FA chief executive Patrick Nelson said: “We have worked closely with the Minister for Communities, Carál Ní Chuilín, and her officials, as well as the team at Belfast City Council, to land on this number.“Our own staff have also played a significant role in this and we’re delighted to have fans back at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park, in a safe and responsible setting, for one of our biggest games in recent times.”Magennis: Tears if NI reach Euro finals There are a few Northern Ireland absentees. Jordan Jones is missing after breaching coronavirus protocols with Rangers, and Joel Cooper, Trevor Carson (knee), Corry Evans (hamstring) and Matty Kennedy (knee) all missing. But Baraclough said there were no other issues within the squad – giving Jonny Evans a clean bill of health following his own recent injury set-backs.Rochdale’s Ryan McLaughlin – brother of Sunderland right-back Conor – has been called into the squad alongside youngsters Ethan Galbraith and Conor Hazard, who have been promoted from the U21s.Kyle Lafferty suffered the loss of his sister last week, while George Saville arrived in Belfast late after a family emergency which kept him out of Middlesbrough’s goalless draw at Brentford at the weekend, but Baraclough said both players were available.How to watch – Advertisement –last_img read more

UEFA returning N259bn to broadcasters due to COVID-19

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians European football faces further financial setback amid the coronavirus pandemic as governing body UEFA is returning about 575 million euros (about N259 billion) to broadcasters.European Club Association chairman, Andrea Agnelli said on Tuesday that UEFA is repaying 575 million euros (680 million dollars). He said this was because of the months-long suspension and the ensuing completion, with fewer matches than originally scheduled, of UEFA’s Champions League and Europa League.Agnelli told a virtual ECA assembly: “That is all money that is not going to be distributed.”Under the original deal, UEFA would have earned 3.25 billion euros in the past season, with 2.55 billion euros to be distributed among the participating clubs in both competitions.It was not clear whether the full 575 million euros would be withheld from the clubs or whether UEFA would also suffer losses.The Champions League and Europa League were suspended in March. They were then completed in mini-tournaments in August —- with two Europa League last-16 ties, all quarter-finals and all semi-finals played in one match instead of two.Agnelli, the president of Italian champions Juventus, reiterated that European clubs would lose some four billion euros in the 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 seasons because of the pandemic.Games behind closed doors have hit ticket sales’ income and Agnelli said he also expects less money from sponsorships and the transfer market.He added that the upcoming season was going to be “very, very challenging both on and off the pitch.”The ECA chairman also suggested that talks about Champions League reform for the new cycle from 2024 be postponed until 2021. UEFA president Aleksandar Ceferin said recently he could envision finals tournaments for the club competitions, as happened this year in Portugal and Germany for the Champions League and Europa League respectively.(dpa/NAN)Tags: Aleksandar CeferinBroadcastersCOVID-19UEFAlast_img read more

Toronto Maple Leafs’ Jake Muzzin throws down, injures Detroit forward Anthony Mantha

first_imgThe Toronto Maple Leafs’ 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday took a scary turn late in the third period when a postwhistle scrum between Toronto defenseman Jake Muzzin and Red Wings forward Anthony Mantha left Mantha injured after a controversial play by Muzzin.With under two minutes remaining in the game, Muzzin laid an open-ice hit on Detroit defenseman Madison Bowey as the blueliner broke into the Leafs attacking zone. Bowey rose back to his skates after the hit, but Mantha engaged Muzzin in a scrum following the play in defense of his teammate. Muzzin and Mantha engage, with the latter hitting the ice hard. Hope Mantha is ok. #LeafsForever— Maple Leafs Hotstove (@LeafsNews) December 22, 2019Postgame, Detroit head coach Jeff Blashill already ruled Mantha out for Sunday’s contest against the Arizona Coyotes, as per the Detroit Free Press’ Helene St. James. The Red Wings later confirmed on Sunday that Mantha will be placed on injured reserve with an upper-body injury for at least one week and that the NHL chose not to take disciplinary action on Muzzin’s play.Muzzin, 30, was given two minor penalties on the play: one for roughing and another for unsportsmanlike conduct. Mantha was also assessed a minor penalty for roughing.The game only got tenser from there on out. Following the scrum between Muzzin and Mantha, Detroit forward Andreas Athanasiou sparked another scrum and fight before the game could end when he kneed Alex Kerfoot just outside the Maple Leafs’ zone with 34 seconds remaining in the game. Athanasiou was issued kneeing, roughing and fighting penalties on the play and an ensuing altercation with Toronto defenseman Justin Holl. The 2010s: Crosby named NHL Athlete of the Decade  |  NHL All-Decade TeamThings took a turn for a worse when Muzzin appeared to swipe Mantha’s leg out from under him and threw the 25-year-old forward to the ice from behind, causing him to hit his head hard on the ice. Mantha remained on the ground for several moments before he was helped off the ice by Red Wings medical staff and Bowey.last_img read more