Print WhatsApp Advertisement Linkedin Email Twitter NewsLocal NewsSportMayor calling on Limerick to turn red for Munster ahead of European Rugby Champions Cup semi-finalBy Staff Reporter – April 17, 2019 1255 The Mayor of the City and County of Limerick is calling on businesses and citizens to show their colours and turn Limerick Munster red this weekend ahead of the province’s European Rugby Champions Cup semi-final tie.Thousands of supporters will be supporting their team from home as Munster travel to England to compete for a place in the final for the first time since 2008.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mayor James Collins, Fianna Fáil. Photo: Cian ReinhardtThe match against English club Saracens kicks off at 3pm this Saturday in the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.Mayor James Collins said, “Munster’s European Rugby Champions Cup match days are very special, so I’m calling on businesses and members of the public to get behind the team and turn Limerick red. Let the team know that there is massive support behind them as they take to the pitch in Coventry. Wouldn’t it be fantastic to see Munster in another European Rugby Champions final.”Limerick City and County Council will be flying the Munster flag at its Corporate Headquarters in Merchant’s Quay and in Dooradoyle ahead of the match. It will also be turning its exterior building spotlights red in Merchant’s Quay, while Munster flags are flying proudly on Thomond and Shannon Bridges. Previous articleNew tourism plan for Limerick envisages revenues of €360 million a yearNext articleSoviet shilling project could be a trial run for local currency Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook
Greggs has seen sales of over £1m a week on its healthier range of sandwiches, helped by good weather, the company claimed.The range consists of 15 products, all containing fewer than 400 calories. Richard Hutton, finance director, said that it was seeing an increased growth in sales of the healthy range, and forecast this as a long term trend.Before developing the collection further, Hutton said Greggs would let the relaunch settle and evaluate which products were most successful. The next product focus will be on autumn lines including hot sandwiches and new soups.Hutton said: “People want choice and variety, and we always want to respond in line with this by offering choices that appeal to people’s current buying habits.”Hutton said healthy flat breads had been well received. Despite this, Greggs’ sausage rolls were still its number one selling product, with sales in excess of £100m a year. In terms of hot pastry products, the company plans to steer clear of changing the taste and flavour in line with health trends, and instead has looked at offering more choice in portion sizes.The company has seen its strongest performing areas in non-high street locations, such as travel hubs and forecourts. Shops in urban areas and large city centres were said to be struggling the most.The retailer will continue to evaluate the location of its shops, and will focus on the West Country and south east for new locations, where it has a smaller presence.Hutton said the company would progressively relocate surplus shops, many of which were found to be in city centres, and move them to places where people were spending more time. He said: “The nature of the high street is changing and so is what people are using the high street for. We will still add shops in high street areas where we are not represented.“We will evaluate and look to relocate high street stores in underperforming areas, and decrease those in city centres on a case-by-case basis.”Hutton also said Greggs would continue to extend opening times, to get more custom from breakfast buyers who may want to pre-purchase their lunch, and to catch commuters who need an evening snack. Two hundred stores now have Sunday opening times.The company was happy with its focus on food-to-go, which it said proved its focus was the right way to expand.
The master producer himself, Pretty Lights, recently gave a rare interview in The Denver Post. In it, PL sheds some light on his new album, the follow up to 2013’s A Color Map Of The Sun. The way he describes it has us very intrigued.When asked what he had planned for 2017, Pretty Lights said, “I’m really excited about what I’m working on. I’ve got an album that’s almost ready. It’s slated for an early 2017 release.” He continued, “It’s not just a music record — I’m actually making a film with it as well.”Apparently, every track on the new album will have a corresponding film, such that the whole album flows together like a full length movie.“I’m trying to make a film and a record that’s really about the connection of people — the amazing things that happen between people on the same frequency. It will be an episodic thing that makes a full piece. Every song has an episode.It connects to my episodic music festival. When I was booking that tour, I wanted to call it “The Weekend’s Episodic Festivals.” I didn’t know why I wanted to call it that, but it’s all going together. Every festival, we’d have a film shoot that became the building blocks of these episodic film pieces. It’s pretty (cool).”Sounds pretty cool to us! We’ll be sure to update you once more details are announced about this fascinating project.
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KARACHI: Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar once again has spoken about things outside of cricket and this time he had something to say about the budget of the Pakistan Army. He feels that the annual budget of the armed forces should be increased significantly and for that civilian like him are even ready to make the necessary sacrifices. Akhtar also urged the chief of armed forces to work together with the civilians. “If Allah ever gives me the authority, I will eat grass myself but I will increase the budget of the army,” Akhtar said in an interview with ARY News. “I will ask my army chief to sit with me and make decisions. If the budget is 20 per cent, I will make it 60 per cent. If we insult each other, the loss is ours only,” he added. This isn’t the first time when Akhtar has said something with respect to the armed forces. Earlier, the speedster claimed that he had turned down a 175,000-pound county contract with Nottinghamshire to fight the 1999 war against India in Kargil. “People hardly know about this story. I had a 175,000-pound contract with Nottingham. Then in 2002, I had another big contract. I left both when Kargil happened,” Akhtar said. “I stood on the outskirts of Lahore. A general asked me what I’m doing there. I said war is about to start and we’ll die together. “I left county (cricket) twice like this and the counties were shocked. I wasn’t concerned about that. I called up my friends in Kashmir and told them I am ready to fight,” he added. IANS Also Watch: AASU, AJYCP, Gorkha Union Join Against CAA, EIA in Digboi