Cycle in aid of Ger memorial scholarship

first_imgFacebook Email Linkedin Print Twitter Previous articleLaw Link, defence to debt collection proceedingsNext articleForget strapless – get ‘Glamorous Bra Straps’ admincenter_img ON this Saturday, a group of 10 cyclists will commemorate K2 mountaineer Ger McDonnell by cycling 112kms from Kilcornan in Limerick to Doolin in Clare, passing through Askeaton, the Tarbert Ferry, Kilrush, Ennistymon, Lahinch and Lisdoonvarna.They hope to raise funds for the Ger McDonnell Memorial Scholarship Fund at DCU, where Ger studied Electronic Engineering.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Ger came to world attention in August 2008 when he became the first Irish person to scale K2 and was subsequently killed in the single worst accident to have taken place on K2.In a memorial service shortly after the accident, his brother JJ recounted how Ger once cycled from his native Kilcornan in Co. Limerick to Doolin in Co. Clare to post a letter. This summer Ger’s university classmates will recreate this epic cycle as part of a fund-raising drive. Their aim is to raise 50,000 euro to fund a scholarship in Ger’s name for students from disadvantaged backgrounds who wish to study engineering at DCU. Advertisement NewsLocal NewsCycle in aid of Ger memorial scholarshipBy admin – July 15, 2009 731 WhatsApplast_img read more

Companies struggle to sell due to weaker purchasing power: Employers association

first_imgEmployers have said that companies have been struggling to market their products as Indonesia has been hit hard by the COVID-19 health crisis, which has weakened people’s purchasing power in the country.Lukito Wanandi, treasurer of the Indonesian Employers Association (Apindo), said companies had tried to be efficient in dealing with COVID-19, which had turned into an economic crisis, Kompas daily newspaper has reported.“There are limits for companies in applying efficiency. Like it or not, companies need to sell. We face oversupply when no one buys,” Lukito, Santini Group president director, said on Sunday.Read also: Retail recovery depends on people’s purchasing power: AnalystsHousehold spending, which accounts for more than half of GDP, fell 5.51 percent year-on-year in the second quarter, while investment, the second-largest contributor, contracted 8.61 percent, according to Statistics Indonesia (BPS).Lukito went on to say that if oversupply went longer, it could end up with companies cutting off their employees. Separately, Indonesian Ceramic Industry Association (Asaki) chairman Edy Suyanto lauded the government’s decision to provide a stimulus and recovery program for the national economy, which pushed up demand in the market.Topics :last_img read more

Aiyegbeni tips Osimhen to become one of world’s best striker

first_imgFIFA ambassador Yakubu Ayegbeni is backing Lille forward Victor Osimhen to become one of the best strikers in the world.Advertisement Loading… The 21-year-old has been in dazzling form for his French top-flight outfit following his move from Sporting Charleroi. Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Most Clever Uses Of CGI In CinemaWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time The Great Danes have invested considerable faith in the Nigerian since acquiring him as a replacement for Arsenal’s Nicolas Pepe.However, there is a sense the 2015 U17 Fifa World Cup top scorer still has a lot to offer, as he boasts 18 goals in 38 appearances.Ayegbeni believes the ex-Wolfsburg prodigy who has enjoyed a rapid rise to prominence, will someday become one of the world’s leading marksmen.“So many young footballers you see here and there don’t love money and not football, but when you see this boy, you will see that he loves football,” the former Portsmouth, Middlesbrough and Everton man told Goal.“That is why you see the desire and zeal in him every time, and if he keeps performing like this week in week out, training well and staying focused, he will be one of the top strikers in the world.“He is an example to other young footballers who should watch the way he plays at the moment to check themselves.“Osimhen is a young lad who fights, works so hard and scores goals every week.”Since breaking his international goal duck against Ukraine in September 2019, Osimhen has gone ahead to garner four goals in nine Nigeria caps.When quizzed if he could break Rashidi Yekini’s Super Eagles goal record (37), ‘The Yak’ who is the country’s third all-time leading scorer (21) is upbeat the striker can.Even at the optimism, he counselled he should be given more playing time by national team handlers to make their dream become a reality.“Records are meant to be broken,” he continued “He can if given the chance to play and I hope they can let him play in the Super Eagles for more years.Read Also: Osimhen joins Mbappe, Neymar in Ligue 1 team of the season“After he has played for three to five years, Nigerians will say things like ‘he’s old, we’re looking for younger players’.“I hope they will encourage this boy and give him a chance to show his potential in the national team.“Sometimes he will play and not get the goals, hope they can still invite him because right now, he is one of the best strikers we have in the Nigerian team.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more