A 0.5% reduction in the commercial rate has been unanimously agreed by all of the city councillors, following its proposal by Cllr Diarmuid Scully.The €153,311 saving to pay for this comes from a reduction of that amount in the provision for lump sum payments to retiring members of City Council staff.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Cllr John Gilligan had proposed an increase in the rate by 1% to fund repairs to the water supply in St Mary’s Park but withdrew his proposal when he was given an assurance by the city manager that St Mary’s Park would be dealt with as a matter of priority within the existing budget.Cllr Joe Leddin, who proposed a reduction of 1% in the rate, failed to identify any savings and did not get a seconder to his motion. Advertisement Twitter Previous articleFinal section of M7 opens unceremoniouslyNext articleShortt’s ‘quit’ plea falls on deaf ears admin NewsLocal NewsMeagre rate reduction agreedBy admin – December 23, 2010 384 Linkedin Facebook Email Print WhatsApp
New Delhi: India’s mixed team registered its third consecutive win in their group E tie, beating the lower ranked Faroe Islands 5-0 in the World Junior Badminton Championships at Markham (Canada) here.The Indian shuttlers, who are just a tie away from entering the quarterfinals, will play their last group match on Thursday against Algeria.ALSO READ | Lok Sabha Election 2019: Chandrababu Naidu to hold talks with Deve Gowda to seal dealThe team management on Tuesday decided to rest Asian Junior Champion and World No. 3 Lakshya Sen, giving other players some required match practice before the crucial knockout phase.The men double pair of Manjit Khawairapam and Dingku Singh defeated Jonas Djurhuus and An M Jacobsen 21-11, 21-7, while Gayatri Gopichand, playing the women singles, downed Lena Maria Joensen 21-8, 21-7 rather easily as India took a 2-0 lead.In the men singles next, Kiran George beat Arant A MyRini 21-6, 21-7.ALSO READ | Srinagar freezes at sub-zero temperature, records coldest night of seasonThe women doubles duo of Aditi Bhatt and Tanisha Crasto then handed a 21-9, 2-19 defeat to Lena aria Joensen and Alma Mohr Pedersen and in the last rubber, Ashwini Bhatt and Saiprateek Krishnaprasad completed the formality by beating Jonas Djurhuus and Sissal Thomsen 21-7, 21-7 in mixed doubles in just about 15 minutes. For all the Latest Sports News News, Badminton News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
By The Nelson Daily SportsMaking its first trip to the provincial tournament proved not to be a disappointment for the Nelson U13 Selects.The squad came ever so close to playing for bronze, instead settling for fifth spot at the B.C. Soccer Provincial B U13 Girl’s Cup in Powell River.Nelson Youth Soccer did manage to win a pair of silver medals at Provincial B Cup Tournament play as the U13 and U18 Boy’s each lost in the final.In Powell River, the Selects finished the four-day tourney with a record of 2-1-1.The Selects fought hard throughout the tournament and the coaches are extremely pleased with the team’s overall performance this season,” said co-coach Pat Perkins.Nelson finished the eight-team tourney on a positive note by stopping Squamish Fireballs 2-0.Naomi Perkins scored both goals for Nelson, the second marker a howitzer from just outside the 18-yard box.Nelson opened with a 3-0 loss to Kamloops Blaze.Perkins said failed to take advantage of some early chances to score.The next day Nelson was able to bounce back, edging Comox Valley Fury 2-1. Darian Voisard scored both goals for Nelson.Nelson then played West Van Lightning, with a win advancing the Kootenay Reps to the bronze medal final. The game finished 1-1.Trailing 1-0, Nelson tied the contest when Naomi Perkins struck free kick to even the match at a goal.However, West Van had a better goal differential and advanced to the medal contest.U17 Selects struggle in PentictonThe Nelson Selects played well, but couldn’t get into the win column at the B.C. Soccer Provincial B U17 Girl’s Cup in Penticton.The Selects lost round robin games to Surrey United Force 6-1 and host Pinnacles 2-0 to drop into the consolation side of the draw.The contest against Penticton was in a scoreless deadlock with 10 minutes remaining before the host squad potted a pair of late goals.During its final game, the Reps dropped a heartbreaking 2-1 decision to Williams Lake.“Tough tourney for our girls . . . they had high hopes,” said co-coach Cam Paterson. “Regardless of score sheet out comes, it was a very successful weekend with many (lessons) learned from players to coaches and the team.”U15s fail to take advantage of great startAfter opening with great 2-1 win over Prince George, the Nelson Select spiraled downward at the B.C. Soccer Provincial B U15 Boy’s Cup in 100 Mile House.The squad lost three straight, including a 4-0 setback against Terrace in consolation action.Following the day one win, Nelson lost 3-1 to Penticton at 4-2 to Victoria’s Gorge.In the latter contest the Reps were victimized by two penalty dot shots that turned the game into the favour of the Island squad.The Reps then bowed out of the tournament with the loss to [email protected]
Many of the big names from years past in men’s curling have moved up a league are in Cranbrook this weekend to compete for zone bragging rights at the Senior Men’s Region 1-2 Curling Championships.Eight teams from throughout the Kootenays are shooting for an automatic berth in the provincials at the Trail Curling Club. Some of the curlers playing include, former B.C. Brier reps Gerry Kent and Tom Shypitka of Cranbrook, Fred Thomson of Nelson, Don Freschi of Trail and Ken McHargue of Sparwood.There are two teams each from Creston, Nelson and Trail and one from both Castlegar and Sparwood.The first draw goes Friday with Tom Shypitka of Nelson facing Myron Nichol of Castlegar, the two Creston rinks squaring off Doug Hannah and Ralph Will, Nelson’s Nando Salviulo up against McHargue and Don Bedard playing fellow Trail clubmate Rob Ferguson.There are three draws Saturday before the final rep is determined in two daws Sunday.The 2013 Tim Hortons BC Seniors Curling Championship is scheduled for the Silver City February 11-17.
Mallam Lamido Sanusi has been voted Africa’s Person of the Year 2011 by Forbes Africa, beating two Nobel laureates, a former president and Africa’s richest man. (Image: Leadership) Sanusi is on the cover of the publication’s December/January issue, in which he is dubbed A Banker Unafraid. (Image: Forbes Africa) MEDIA CONTACTS • Chris Bishop Forbes Africa: Managing Editor +27 11 384 0300 RELATED ARTICLES • Top award for Nigeria’s bank chief • New Forbes Africa out in SA • SA judge on Forbes power list • Motsepe joins billionaires’ clubRay MaotaNigeria’s Central Bank governor, Mallam Lamido Sanusi, has been voted Africa’s Person of the Year 2011 by Forbes Africa, beating two Nobel laureates, a former president and the richest man in Africa.Sanusi masterminded the recovery of Nigeria’s financial sector by introducing radical reforms when he started his tenure as governor of the country’s central bank in 2009.After taking up his appointment on 1 June 2009, Sanusi facilitated the 400-billion naira (US$2.6-billion or R21-billion) bailout of Nigeria’s Afribank, Intercontinental Bank, Union Bank, Oceanic Bank and Finbank, and then dismissed most of those institutions’ chief executives.These reforms earned him the nickname “Sanusi Tsunami”.Sanusi won the epithet after bagging the most votes in an online poll by Forbes Africa, to find the individual who “for better or worse, has had the most influence on events of the year gone by”.He was pitted against Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Nobel laureate and Africa’s first female head of state; Pedro Veron Pires, former president of Cape Verde and winner of the 2011 Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership; Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote; and the recently deceased Kenyan environmental and political activist and Nobel laureate, Wangari Mathaai.Sanusi said: “Everything I achieved as governor is a collective result of the bank’s 5 000 hardworking employees.”He urged the government to tighten fiscal discipline and discourage imports, saying: “You cannot be exporting crude oil and be importing refined petrol”.Nigeria is one of the world’s leading petroleum suppliers.The inaugural Forbes Africa Person of the Year awards ceremony was held in Lagos, Nigeria, on 29 November 2011.Chris Bishop, the magazine’s managing editor, said: “Those shortlisted for the award had significant influence on the events of 2011 on the African continent.”The awards ceremony also celebrated Sanusi’s appearance on the cover of the publication’s December/January issue, in which he is referred to as A Banker Unafraid for his banking sector reforms.Forbes Africa was launched in late September 2011 and gracing its October/November cover was South African billionaire, Patrice Motsepe.Motsepe said at the launch: “It’s a huge honour to be on the cover of this prestigious magazine, as the people that will feature in this publication will reflect just how excellent entrepreneurship has become in Africa.”Entrepreneurship and excellence in an individual’s field of profession seems to be a focus of Forbes Africa‘s content, as seen by the latest cover.Sanusi honoured at home and abroadSince assuming the role of governor Sanusi has been given honorary degrees from Nigerian universities and awards from leading publications.He has received honorary degrees from, among others, the University of Benin and Benue State University.He has been recognised as the 2010 and 2011 Central Bank Governor of the Year by The Banker – a high-profile magazine for the international banking industry; while Time magazine placed him in 2011’s 100 Most Influential People in the World.Various Nigerian publications including Silverbird, Leadership, The Nation and Tribune, named him Man of the Year between 2009 and 2011.Forbes Africa has also recognised the richest people in Africa in the December/January edition which features Sanusi on the cover.Africa’s richestThe list of Africa’s 40 richest people shows the continent’s importance to the world by showing how companies catering for local taste or international needs are creating wealth in the continent.According to the publication, the net worth of the combined 40 listed is $64.9-billion (R525-billion). They are all men and their average age is 61-years.South Africa has bragging rights with 15 people listed – the most from any other country.Representing their country are: Nicky Oppenheimer and family (2); Johann Rupert and family (4); Christoffel Wiese (8); Patrice Motsepe (10); Raymond Ackerman (25); Gerrit Thomas (GT) Ferreira (27); Lauritz (Laurie) Dippenaar (18); Jannie Mouton (31); Michiel Le Roux (33); Adrian Gore (34); Cyril Ramaphosa (36); Giovanni Ravazzotti (37); Markus Jooste (39); Paul Harris (40); and Stephen Saad (20).There are four billionaires from South Africa in the top 10.They are: Nicky Oppenheimer and family with a net worth of $6.5-billion (R52-billion). The Oppenheimers have been in the diamond industry for nearly a century. The family took a decision in early November to sell its 40% stake in De Beers.Johan Rupert and family have a net worth of $4.7-billion (R38-billion) from their involvement in luxury goods concern Richemont, a Swiss holding company that controls brands such as Vacheron Constantin, Cartier, Alfred Dunhill, Montblanc and Chloé.Christoffel Wiese is the chairman and the largest single shareholder of the continent’s biggest retailer, low-price supermarket chain Shoprite. He has a net worth of $2.7-billion (R22-billion); while Patrice Motsepe, a mining magnate and football club owner who became South Africa’s first black billionaire, has a net worth of $2.5-billion (R20-billion).The diversity of the industries that these individuals represent is a true reflection that Africa, and South Africa in particular, can cater to the world’s needs.