Limerick FC announce partnership with Mongolian FF

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Editor TAGSMongolian FFPat O’Sullivan Enkhjin Batsumber and; Pat O’SullivanEnkhjin Batsumber and Pat O’SullivanLimerick FC and the Mongolian Football Federation have announced a Community Partnership which they believe will be beneficial for both sides, with Belgutei Batjargul the first to come to the city as part of a planned exchange programme.After year-long discussions, Mongolian Football Federation manager Enkhjin Batsumber arrived on Shannonside this week as the deal was formally agreed, with Batjargul set to spend time training in the club’s Academy as well as beginning education here.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Batsumber and his colleagues had spent time in the UK last year searching for a potential partner with strong community links.However, Limerick’s community work impressed the Mongolian FF so much that the pair have now linked up. The partnership will see players, coaches and community staff travel from Mongolia to Ireland and vice-versa, with the potential for Mongolian National Team squads to come and train in Limerick.Limerick FC Chairman Pat O’Sullivan explained: “Football is the fastest-growing sport in Mongolia, and they would address a lot of issues through sport – that was their concept, which is really a lot like what we do.“The idea is that the Mongolian Football Federation will send people here to look at our community programmes, some will come over to develop coaching techniques and they will also send some young players to train in our Academy. On the other side of it, we will look at sending some of our community staff and students to Mongolia.”O’Sullivan added: “They would like to experience our football culture with the idea that some National Team squads would come to Limerick and base themselves here for a couple of weeks as part of their training and development.“We’re creating a structure where they will come over here. Bruff becomes very important in that aspect because we’d like to think the cost-base would be low in Bruff and it would be able to facilitate a lot of what is required.16-year old Belgutei Batjargul with Pat O’Sullivan“We discussed the importance of the youth structure we have here now. I explained that we only had a handful of players from Limerick playing with our senior team. We want our whole senior team to be from Limerick. We discussed the initiation of our Academy at the time and the fruits of that now.“The Mongolian Football Federation want to follow a similar pathway which is great. We are having a very open relationship to see how we can help each other.”On the partnership, Mongolian Football Federation manager Enkhjin Batsumber said: “What Mr. O’Sullivan is doing in Limerick is an ideal model of what we are trying to achieve in Mongolia; basically, bringing football into the community from grassroots level all the way to the top by focussing on and developing young players.“We want to incorporate football as a social tool to guide youth to a better path and keep them out of trouble. Football is the fastest-growing sport in Mongolia. Mongolians in general are very athletic people – despite our small population we’ve won gold medals in very tough sports like judo and boxing.“What we need is good management, good investment in infrastructure and to bring people into football at every level, either at grassroots or elite level. We are in discussions to bring young Mongolian players to train in Ireland to see if they can go all the way to the top at professional level. Some kids are already signing professional contracts in Europe, so the potential is there.“This is an amazing opportunity. I can’t thank Limerick FC and Mr. O’Sullivan enough. We are really looking forward to building this relationship and making it long-term. We hope to organise a National Team Programme where we can come here, train and stay in Bruff. I’m really happy that I had the opportunity to visit here to see it for myself. It has been an amazing experience already.”A central defender, 16-year-old Belgutei – known as Billy – has attended the academies of Arsenal and Chelsea as well as the Bobby Charlton Soccer & Sports Academy, and he will now spend time training in Limerick’s Academy.Batsumber said: “Billy is a young player who wants to develop his football skills. It will be a great experience for his future, not only because of football but learning the western culture and interacting with different people and young players here.“He can become a proper player, get a proper education and gain invaluable experience at a very important age as he moves towards adulthood.” SoccerLimerick FCNewsSportLimerick FC announce partnership with Mongolian FFBy Editor – June 30, 2017 1438 Twitter Limerick FC ban 30-strong supporters group Limerick FC face uncertain future ahead of Dundalk trip Linkedinlast_img read more

Uptake of offshore wind beyond Europe indicates traction around an investable asset class

first_imgUptake of offshore wind beyond Europe indicates traction around an investable asset class FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):For investors like Glennmont, offshore wind’s journey to becoming an investable asset class points to an increased comfort with the risks in the sector. The industry has learned to deal with the technical and performance issues that hindered many of the early projects.“We still very much see the risks being present in this industry, but…the risk mitigation strategies are much more developed and advanced than they were historically,” Glennmont Manager Jay Sarma said. “That’s what gets us comfortable with the sector, more than the risks abating or disappearing completely.”Glennmont is the latest in a long and increasingly diverse list of new players in Europe’s offshore wind market — a list that includes some of the world’s biggest pension and investment funds; corporates such as Ingka Holding BV, IKEA’s parent company; and a host of strategic investors from Asia. Oil major Royal Dutch Shell PLC has also returned after years away.For these newcomers, the lure of the offshore wind industry is its core fundamentals: few other infrastructure asset classes can claim to regularly command nine-figure equity checks, boast steady pipelines of deals and are genuinely “green” investments. Combine these with the sector’s much better understanding of risk, and it is no surprise why offshore wind farms have become such prized assets.Faced with this heightened competition from an ever more crowded marketplace, many of the experienced offshore wind investors are now heading to new markets outside of Europe, including the U.S. and Taiwan. Others are seeking out earlier-stage opportunities on their home turf — a natural progression for a maturing industry.“Developers are selling stakes in these wind farms earlier and earlier in the development cycle,” said Ross Schloeffel, partner at the law firm Linklaters LLP. “Whereas previously we weren’t really seeing [offshore wind] M&A occurring until a project has hit [commercial operation], now we’re seeing M&A activity going on both during the construction phase…or even during the pre-construction or development phase.”More:  Competition for deals heats up as investors crowd into European offshore windlast_img read more

Long Island Blizzard to Bring Snow, Winds, Sub-zero Temps

first_imgClasses cancelled after 1pm today, January 2, 2014 through tomorrow, January 3, 2014. Please check the website for updates. #snowday— FarmingdaleState (@FarmingdaleSC) January 2, 2014 All afternoon and evening classes will be canceled on Thurs, January 2, 2014, due to inclement weather. See http://t.co/oibzW8a8tN for info— SUNY @ Old Westbury (@SUNYOldWestbury) January 2, 2014 Important Numbers:PSEG Long Island: 1-800-490-0075.Suffolk County police non-emergency line: 631-852-2677.Nassau County non-emergency line: 1-888-684-4274North Hempstead: 516-869-6311Hempstead: 516-489-5000Oyster Bay: 516-677-5757Babylon: 631-957-3000Huntington: 631-351-3000Smithtown: 631-360-7512Islip: 631-224-5380Brookhaven: 631-451-TOWN ALERT: We will close at 3 PM today and remain closed through Friday. All classes are cancelled. Check email for information.— Hofstra University (@HofstraU) January 2, 2014center_img Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Accuweather.comA blizzard is forecast to blanket Long Island in up to 10 inches of snow Thursday into Friday, bringing with it coastal flooding, strong winds and subzero temperatures—making hazardous travel conditions.The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning from 6 p.m. Thursday through 1 p.m. Friday in expectation of 6 to 10 inches of snow, up to 45 mph wind gusts and wind chills as low as -10. The snow may briefly switch to freezing rain.“This will lead to whiteout conditions…making travel extremely dangerous,” the agency said in a statement. “Do not travel. If you must travel…have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded…stay with your vehicle.”A coastal flood watch is also in effect Thursday evening as the winter storm strikes during astronomically higher than usual tides—up to two feet higher—that may cause beach erosion and flooding in South Shore waterfront communities.New York State, Nassau and Suffolk county officials are each monitoring the weather and coordinating their responses from their respective emergency operations centers.(Click here to submit your storm photos)PSEG, which took over managing the Long Island Power Authority electrical system on New Year’s Day, said it’s arranging contractors to assist the utility’s own crew respond to power lines down by the storm.Gov. Andrew Cuomo cautioned drivers that major roadways such as the Long Island Expressway could be closed as a result of the storm. Snow plow crews are pre-treating the roads with ice-melting salt before the snow starts piling up.For those taking mass transit, the Long Island Rail Road is keeping its waiting rooms open around the clock through Monday. Train service may be temporarily suspended if the snow accumulates to more than 10 inches, the LIRR said.“Blowing, drifting snow can make travel difficult and dangerous, so I urge citizens to exercise caution if they have to leave their homes,” Cuomo said. “Keep a close eye on the weather, follow any instructions issued by local emergency officials, and check on your neighbors and family members.”Notable closings:Adelphi University: The Garden City Campus, Manhattan Center and Hauppauge Centers will close Thursday, January 2 at 4:30 p.m. and will remain closed on Friday, January 3.Nassau Community College: All  classes and activities at Nassau Community College—as well as campus services other than Public Safety and Physical Plant—will be canceled for:  Thursday, January 2, as of 1:30 p.m., and Friday day and evening, January 3.Suffolk County Community College: For Friday, 1/03/14 All classes and activities at all campuses are cancelled. For Saturday 01/04/14 all driver education classes are cancelled. The cancellation of classes does not impact the normal business operations of the College. All staff members essential to bringing the College back into full operation are expected to report to work. All other employees must report to work or utilize accruals to take a day off with the approval of their supervisor/Campus Dean. Welcome back! Due to the approaching blizzard, SJCNY is closing at 3 p.m. today, Thu., 1/2 and will remain closed on Fri., 1/3.— St. Joseph’s College (@SJCNY) January 2, 2014last_img read more

Jokowi issues presidential regulation on COVID-19 vaccination

first_imgA much-anticipated regulation on COVID-19 vaccines and vaccination has been issued.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo signed Presidential Regulation No. 99/2020 on vaccine procurement and vaccination to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic on Monday.It came into effect the next day. The third priority group includes more than 4 million teachers at various levels of education. The fourth group is government officials and legislatives council members (2,306,689).The fifth group is members of the Healthcare and Social Security Agency (BPJS Kesehatan) whose fees are paid by the government. Their number exceeds 86 million individuals.The last group of more than 57 million are the general public.Read also: COVID-19 vaccine may be ready by year-end, says WHO’s TedrosTo distribute the vaccine evenly across the country, the government plans to procure cold chain equipment to store and distribute hundreds of millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccine from other countries. Deputy State-Owned Enterprises Minister Budi Gunadi previously said two state-owned pharmaceutical firms, Bio Farma and Kimia Farma, currently had the capacity to store 123 million of the needed 352 million vaccine doses.Indonesia has forged cooperation with several countries regarding the supply of potential vaccines. China’s Sinovac Biotech, in a partnership with Bio Farma, is running late-stage human trials of a candidate vaccine in Bandung, West Java.The trial has involved some 1,620 volunteers since August. The government has also looked into partnerships with two other Chinese drug manufacturers, Sinopharm and CanSino Biologics. The Research and Technology Ministry, meanwhile, is leading a national consortium comprising research bodies and universities to develop the homemade Merah Putih vaccine.The Health Ministry also signed an agreement with UNICEF to procure COVID-19 vaccines through COVAX, a global vaccine allocation plan co-led by the World Health Organization that aims for an even distribution of the vaccine.According to Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi, Indonesia has secured a commitment to receive 20-30 million doses of a potential vaccine by the end of this year, some 80-130 million doses in first quarter of next year and 210 million doses for the remainder of 2021.The government has set aside Rp 37 trillion to procure COVID-19 vaccines. As of Wednesday, Indonesia recorded a total 315,714 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 11,472 fatalities. (iwa) Editor’s note: This article is part of a public campaign by the COVID-19 task force (Satgas COVID-19) to raise people’s awareness about the pandemic.Topics : The decree breaks down requirements for the procurement, implementation, funding and support and facilities from ministries, institutions and regional administrations concerning COVID-19 vaccination.According to the regulation, frontline workers, from health workers and contact-tracing paramedics to military and law enforcement personnel, will be prioritized for vaccination.They number some 3.5 million people.The second-priority group are religious and community leaders, local authorities at district, village, community and neighborhood units, who number more than 6 million individuals. #covid19taskforce #mothermessage #wearmask #keepyourdistance #washyourhand #socialdistance #avoidcrowd #usesoaplast_img read more

UTEP basketball coach Rodney Terry released from hospital after allergic reaction

first_imgUTEP basketball coach Rodney Terry has been released from a Miami hospital after he experienced an allergic reaction before his team’s game on Wednesday.Terry, 51, reportedly became ill during a pregame meal and received medical attention as his team faced FIU in its Conference USA opener. After the game, assistant coach Kenton Paulino said his understanding was the ailment was not serious. But Terry’s condition apparently worsened Thursday afternoon, and he remainded under intensive care until his release Friday.BREAKING: UTEP now saying @RodneyTerry is in critical condition. He will not be released from hospital tonight as expected. Coach suffered allergic reaction last night and was hospitalized in Miami. @CBS4Local @KFOX14 pic.twitter.com/y0i7zdVCeF— Lou Romano (@RomanoCBS4) January 2, 2020With Terry now out of the hospital, Paulino will serve as the acting head coach for UTEP’s game Saturday at Florida Atlantic before Terry makes his expected return Thursday against Southern Miss.UPDATE: UTEP men’s basketball head coach Rodney Terry was released from a Miami area hospital on Friday. Terry is on the mend and expected to make a full recovery. He is expected to return to the UTEP bench for the Southern Miss game next Thursday (Jan. 9). #CUSAmbb #KTSM9Sports— Andy Morgan (@AndyMorganTV) January 3, 2020Terry has coached UTEP since the start of last season. Before that, he led Fresno State for seven years. “Coach Terry wanted to be here, and he’s doing much, much better,” Paulino told reporters Wednesday. “[The hospital] wanted to hold him for a certain period of time and they wouldn’t let him go. But he’s ready to get back to work.”last_img read more