Wave of interest in city centre

first_imgProminent retailers agree leasesIN what is viewed by the business community as a major boost for the city centre, it has emerged that two prominent retailers are about to set up base in prime locations….and other units have changed hands.Edinburgh Woollen Mills and Allens Homeware of Kilkenny, have agreed leases for two unoccupied premises, on Bedford Row and William Street.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Twitter NewsLocal NewsWave of interest in city centreBy admin – February 17, 2011 571 Print And in another development, an Italian restaurant is to open at the recently vacated Luigi Malones, on O’Connell Street.Meanwhile, a large tiling retailer from Galway has taken a unit in the CityEast Business Park, on the Tipperary Road.And when contacted, Rooney Auctioneers told the Limerick Post that they are locked in negotiations with a major retailer who has identified O’Connell Street as a possible location.Allens of Kilkenny, have leased the former Sasha shop on William Street.Edinburgh Woollen Mills will become the first tenants at the 18,000sq/ft redevelopment at the former Grand Central Cinema site on Bedford Row.Spokesperson, Steve Simpson, said that the store would created 8-10 jobs, when it opens in the coming weeks.“We saw Limerick as a fantastic city to spread our wings.“A lot of city centres have died, but we believe in bringing people back into them.“The surroundings of the original church on the site have a great synergy with our product”.When asked to comment on the commercial property market, Pat Kearney of Rooney Auctioneers, confirmed that there had been a definite upswing in activity in retail in recent months.“We’ve had great success in letting premises in Mungret Street and Denmark Street, and indeed, across the city”.President of Limerick Chamber, Kieran McSweeney, told the Limerick Post:“These are encouraging signs and give a vote of confidence to the city centre.“It’s a reflection of the lower cost base, reduced rent and reduced operating costs”.  However, he believes that many improvements can still be made to attract more retail.“Rates remain too high and could be reduced further… this is a national problem not a local problem, and should be a major election issue.“The city centre is still missing that elusive major anchor tenant which could be an attraction to other businesses”.CaptionThe building on Bedford Row that will be occupied by Edinburgh Woollen Mills Advertisement Linkedin Facebook Email Previous articleRed light for removal of Dock Rd. roundaboutNext articleBusy Busy Busy Munster admin WhatsApplast_img read more

Senate Democrats call on DHS inspector general to investigate ICE abuses against Black immigrants

first_imgSens. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Ed Markey of Massachusetts, Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts wrote in their letter to DHS inspector general Joseph V. Cuffari that their offices “have received a deluge of calls from community members, legal advocates, and individuals from around the country who are desperately worried about the potential fate of these asylum-seekers.”“Roughly 700,000 people have been displaced and several thousand have been killed since the conflict in Cameroon began, with over 3.9 million in desperate need of humanitarian support,” they said. “ICE detainees who would be returned to Cameroon face a high risk of being detained, beaten, disappeared, tortured, or killed. The use of coercion to force detainees to sign deportation orders against their will, to deport them to a country where they face a high risk of torture or death, is unconscionable.”- Advertisement – Halting these deportations is a move the next administration has the ability to carry out on day one—President-elect Joe Biden is reportedly looking into placing a 100-day deportation freeze—but these asylum-seekers are vulnerable right now.“The use of physical violence and torture to force immigrants in detention to sign their own deportation paperwork is egregious and immoral,” SPLC’s Immigrant Justice Project senior supervising attorney Luz Lopez said last month. “The practice underscores ICE’s wanton disregard for the rights and human dignity of the Black, Brown and Indigenous people they so callously imprison and deport. These Cameroonian men are calling for justice. Congress must heed their call and not allow ICE to escape accountability for these unconscionable abuses.” But in spite of these risks, ICE has continued to deport Black immigrants to this possible death. Freedom for Immigrants said that another ICE flight deporting mainly Cameroonians and Angolans left the U.S. earlier this week:The statement from the senators says this new request to the DHS inspector general “follows Senator Van Hollen’s previous letters to acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf, urging the administration to halt deportation actions on Cameroonian asylum-seekers until violence in Cameroon has abated.” Van Hollen wrote in that letter that some of the immigrants who were deported “either now live in hiding for fear of their lives or have not been heard from since leaving the U.S.”“The situation is so dire that some of the family members of those being removed tell me that their loved ones ‘would rather die in ICE custody than be deported to Cameroon,’” he continued. “Many of those scheduled to be removed on November 10 have lost family members in Cameroon at the hands of the police because they dared to seek asylum in the U.S.” It’s unclear how many of them were deported on the flight that left this week.- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

Ziya Laura – Local Young Lady to Compete for Miss Jr….

first_imgSubmitted by Adrienne CherryZiya Laura of Olympia was recently selected to participate in the 2014 Miss Jr. Pre-Teen Tacoma/Seattle pageant competition that will take place on Saturday, October 11, 2014.  Ziya learned of her acceptance into this year’s competition when the pageant announced their selections following interviewing in the local Tacoma/Seattle area.  Ziya submitted an application and took part in an interview session that was conducted by this year’s Tacoma/Seattle Pageant Coordinator.Ziya will be competing, for her share of thousands of dollars in prizes and specialty gifts that will be distributed to contestants. Ziya will be competing in the Miss Jr. Pre-Teen division, one of four divisions that will have young ladies ages 7 and 19 competing in modeling routines, which include casual wear and formal wear.  Most important, Ziya will display her personality and interviewing skills while interviewing with this year’s Tacoma/Seattle judging panel.  Personality is the number one aspect that each contestant is judged on during all phases of competition.If Ziya were to win the title of Miss Jr. Pre-Teen Tacoma/Seattle, she would represent Tacoma/Seattle and the surrounding communities at the National Competition that will take place in Orlando, Florida.  Over $30,000.00 in prizes and awards will be presented at the National Competition while each winner enjoys this expense paid trip of five nights and six days in Orlando, Florida.Community businesses, organizations, and private individuals will assist Ziya in participating in this year’s competition by becoming an official sponsor to her.  Through sponsorship, each contestant receives all the necessary training, rehearsals, and financial support which will allow Ziya to become a very confident and well-prepared contestant in this year’s Tacoma/Seattle Pageant.Ziya sends her thanks to her local sponsors – Elly Molina, did, inc., McLendons Hardware, and Vision Health. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Sakshi posts then deletes tweet clarifying MS Dhoni retirement

first_imgImage Courtesy: BCCI/ReutersAdvertisement 2jcvasNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vscird1lWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Es( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) b7oqWould you ever consider trying this?😱6e8Can your students do this? 🌚ho3Roller skating! Powered by Firework A question that has boggled the minds of every Indian cricket fan in the past 12 months is the future of Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the Indian cricket team. The former captain has not been in international duty since the 2019 World Cup, and the legendary wicket keeper batsman’s possibility of a retirement has only been associated with numerous rumours and speculations. However, a tweet on the subject recently took the netizens by storm before it was deleted, by none other than MS’s better half Sakshi! Advertisement Image Courtesy: BCCI/ReutersWhile the 2020 IPL was looked upon as an answer to Dhoni’s future plans with the Men in Blue, the cash rich league has now been postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis, and the Indian cricket fandom still lacks an answer regarding Dhoni’s hiatus away from the 22 yards.However, it was until yesterday that Sakshi had decided to open up on Twitter about the ‘rumours’ surrounding her husband’s career, as the hashtag ‘#DhoniRetires’ had started trending on the micro blogging website.Advertisement Although she quickly deleted the post on Twitter, it had already grabbed the attention of the Twitterati.“Its only rumours ! I understand Lockdown has made people mentally unstable ! #DhoniRetires .. Get a life !” Mrs Dhoni had tweeted on Wednesday.Advertisement Image Courtesy: TwitterDhoni was preparing for this year’s IPL season, and had already started his training sessions with Chennai Super Kings, the franchise that he captains. Even Ravi Shastri, the head coach of Team India had indicated the 13th IPL season as the final answer to Dhoni’s indefinite hiatus. Unfortunately, with the suspension of cricket in the novel Coronavirus pandemic, the answer still remains unknown for the fanbase.However, the former skipper has not been out of touch with his supporters even in the lock down. From a flock of crowd gathering around Dhoni riding his Harley Davidson Fat Boy cruiser motorcycle in Ranchi, to enjoying some quality father daughter time with his little girl Ziva, fans are pretty up to date on the 38 year old’s lifestyle in the lock down, even though his future with Team India is still unknown.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Sachin Tendulkar finds similarity in his grip as a child – and that of Brian Lara’s son!India’s Australian tour date tentatively revealed! Advertisementlast_img read more