Top woman aviator to take off at Foynes air show

first_imgNewsTop woman aviator to take off at Foynes air showBy Alan Jacques – July 3, 2016 831 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Previous article‘Choose Arts’ is the message from Trainspotter TomNext articleOpinion – Examples Everywhere for England Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter Print Linkedin Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live center_img Advertisement TAGSFoynes Air Showlimerick Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Facebook ONE of the UK’s top female aerobatic display pilots makes her Irish debut at the Foynes Air Show on Sunday, July 17.Lauren Richardson will be among 17 spectacular acts taking part in the County Limerick event, which is one of only two air shows being held in Ireland this year.More than 15,000 people are expected to attend the free show, hosted by the Foynes Flying Boat and Maritime Museum, located 23kms from Limerick City.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Director of the museum, Margaret O’Shaughnessy, said: “We are delighted to host the Foynes Air Show for the third time and continue building on our success. We are the only air show on the Wild Atlantic Way and this has increased the numbers of tourists, not only attending the show but coming to the museum as well.”“Foynes aviation history makes it the ideal location for this air show and of course we could not do it without the huge financial support from many particularly the main sponsors, Limerick City and County Council and the Irish Aviation Authority,” she added.Spectators will have a chance to see rare and vintage aircraft, as well as unique and hand built planes. This year’s highlights include four Pitts’ specials, a Russian Sukhoi 26, a WW1 replica fighter plane, the SE5a, a rare Malcolm Ducker prototype aerobatic aircraft and a German high performance monoplane, the SBach 342.There will be four formation flying teams thrilling audiences in the skies over West Limerick this year, including the world class aerobatic display team ‘The Wildcats’ from Norfolk, who will make their first appearance at Foynes, in a pair of Pitts Special Bi Planes.For more information go to www.foynesairshow.com.by Alan [email protected] WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApplast_img read more

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Coronavirus live updates: House passes $2.2 trillion COVID-19 stimulus bill

first_imgnarvikk/iStockBy WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than one million people worldwide.Over 34.2 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The criteria for diagnosis — through clinical means or a lab test — has varied from country-to-country. Still, the actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some national governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their outbreaks.Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the virus has rapidly spread to every continent except Antarctica.The United States is the worst-affected country, with more than 7.2 million diagnosed cases and at least 207,789 deaths.California has the most cases of any U.S. state, with more than 822,000 people diagnosed, according to Johns Hopkins data. California is followed by Texas and Florida, with over 776,000 cases and over 709,000 cases, respectively.Nearly 190 vaccine candidates for COVID-19 are being tracked by the World Health Organization, at least nine of which are in crucial phase three trials.Here is how the news is developing Friday. All times Eastern:Oct 02, 4:46 amHouse passes symbolic COVID-19 stimulus billThe House passed a $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus relief bill late Thursday night, with a close 214-207 vote.In some last-minute drama, 18 Democrats voted no on the bill. Many who were against the bill are moderates who are very unhappy with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and leadership for staging what they call a “show” vote on a bill that will never become law.The Republican-led Senate is not expected to take up the measure.The House bill is largely symbolic and puts on the record what Democrats have been calling for for months: economic relief for those impacted by the pandemic.The bill would restore the $600 federal unemployment benefits that expired in July and would include another round of direct checks to Americans at $1,200 per taxpayer and $500 per dependent.It would also extend the Paycheck Protection Program to help small businesses, a benefit that expired in early August.A bipartisan COVID-19 relief bill is still possible. Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are still having discussions. Pelosi announced late Thursday that she and Mnuchin have exchanged paper and are still deep in negotiations.“We made a lot of progress over the last few days, we still don’t have an agreement, but we have more work to do. And we’re going to see where we end up,” Mnuchin told reporters Wednesday.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.,narvikk/iStockBy WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than one million people worldwide.Over 34.2 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The criteria for diagnosis — through clinical means or a lab test — has varied from country-to-country. Still, the actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some national governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their outbreaks.Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the virus has rapidly spread to every continent except Antarctica.The United States is the worst-affected country, with more than 7.2 million diagnosed cases and at least 207,789 deaths.California has the most cases of any U.S. state, with more than 822,000 people diagnosed, according to Johns Hopkins data. California is followed by Texas and Florida, with over 776,000 cases and over 709,000 cases, respectively.Nearly 190 vaccine candidates for COVID-19 are being tracked by the World Health Organization, at least nine of which are in crucial phase three trials.Here is how the news is developing Friday. All times Eastern:Oct 02, 4:46 amHouse passes symbolic COVID-19 stimulus billThe House passed a $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus relief bill late Thursday night, with a close 214-207 vote.In some last-minute drama, 18 Democrats voted no on the bill. Many who were against the bill are moderates who are very unhappy with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and leadership for staging what they call a “show” vote on a bill that will never become law.The Republican-led Senate is not expected to take up the measure.The House bill is largely symbolic and puts on the record what Democrats have been calling for for months: economic relief for those impacted by the pandemic.The bill would restore the $600 federal unemployment benefits that expired in July and would include another round of direct checks to Americans at $1,200 per taxpayer and $500 per dependent.It would also extend the Paycheck Protection Program to help small businesses, a benefit that expired in early August.A bipartisan COVID-19 relief bill is still possible. Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are still having discussions. Pelosi announced late Thursday that she and Mnuchin have exchanged paper and are still deep in negotiations.“We made a lot of progress over the last few days, we still don’t have an agreement, but we have more work to do. And we’re going to see where we end up,” Mnuchin told reporters Wednesday.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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