Chamber expands operations to Shannon Free Zone

first_imgShannon Chamber Webinar to help people cope with the stresses of COVID-19 Shannon Chamber members briefed on infrastructure developments and smart technologies introduced by ESB Networks Print TAGSEI ElectronicsFree ZoneHelen DownesMichael GuineeMinconPaddy PurcellRay O’DriscollShannon Airport HouseShannon ChamberShannon Commercial PropertiesSkycourt Ei Electronics give Tom Clifford Park a lift Twitter WhatsApp Companies should monitor energy water and waste according to seminar in Shannon Chamber Minister to address chamber on national plans Previous articleLimerick event bridges gap between education and employmentNext articleJoseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Editor center_img Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsBusinessChamber expands operations to Shannon Free ZoneBy Editor – November 18, 2017 2508 Shannon Chamber chief executive Helen Downes and President Julie Dickerson with Matthew Thomas, and Ray O’Driscoll of the Shannon Group and the Chamber team (back left): Cillian Griffey, Lijana Kizaite, Dympna O’Callaghan and Deirdre MurphyOver the past 21 years, Shannon Chamber has become an intrinsic part of the business community in the greater Shannon area and has expanded both its membership base and its staff complement.To cater for the needs of this growing membership, which now stands at over 300 companies with an extended reach to their 10,000 employees, and to give its staff of six greater space in which to work, the Chamber has opened a second office in the newly refurbished Shannon Airport House at Shannon Free Zone.Its former head office in SkyCourt will remain open and be used more extensively by Shannon Chamber Skillnet to provide a range of training programmes to member companies.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Chamber chief executive Helen Downes said that the Chamber has an expansive remit and an exceptionally heavy workload, which required them to look at expanding to larger premises to accommodate its increasing staff numbers.“Having a presence on the Free Zone also brings us closer to our membership, which is, in the main, from the wide sectoral representation located in the Zone and the wider Shannon area. Retaining our office in SkyCourt means that we can maintain the link with the retail community, the commercial heart of Shannon.“It’s a new era for the Chamber; a time to plan for bigger and greater in the next decade. Our founding board set the foundations for what we are and where we are today and it’s at a time like this that I get the opportunity, on behalf of the board, to thank our founders, most especially, Michael Guinee, chairman, CEO and founder of Ei Electronics and Paddy Purcell, chairman and founder of Mincon, for their entrepreneurial foresight; both continue to take a great interest in what we do and were very supportive of this expansion,” added Ms Downes.Shannon Chamber chief executive Helen Downes and president Julie Dickerson (front row) with Ray O’Driscoll and Matthew Thomas of the Shannon Group and membrrs of Shannon Chamber board .Welcoming the Chamber to Shannon Airport House, Ray O’Driscoll, managing director, Commercial Properties, Shannon Group plc said: “They arrive at an exciting time in Shannon Commercial Properties’ journey as we regenerate the Free Zone and rebrand our €25 million first phase redevelopment as Gateway West in the Shannon Free Zone. We look forward to working with them to promote all that is great about Shannon for FDI, SMEs and entrepreneurs. Their strategic positioning, as the first point of contact in our newly established Gateway Hub at Shannon Airport House and at the heart of the Free Zone, will serve as a beacon to new and expanding enterprise.”More business news here Email Linkedin Facebook Midsummer Fairways for Shannon Chamber Members last_img read more

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Arsenal squad have ‘serious reservations’ over Unai Emery’s conservative tactics

first_imgJose Mourinho is among the names linked with replacing Emery at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)The lack of available high quality, proven replacements prepared to come into the club half-way through the season is also an issue.Jose Mourinho’s name has been linked with the role, with some reports even suggesting he dined with Arsenal’s head of football Raul Sanllehi last week, though the club have refuted those suggestions.MORE: Arsenal players openly ‘taking the p***’ out of Unai Emery as pressure on the manager increasesMore: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Arsenal squad have ‘serious reservations’ over Unai Emery’s conservative tactics Fans have questioned Emery over his selections and substitutions (Picture: Getty)Now the Daily Mail report that Emery is increasingly facing a fight to keep his job with members of the squad harbouring ‘serious reservations’ about him.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThere is a belief that Emery is too conservative in his approach to games, with a number of his in-game changes handing the initiative back to the opposition.Emery’s methods have also been questioned by the squad, prompting fears over whether the Spaniard is really the right man to take the club forward.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal face a testing away trip to third-placed Leicester City next weekend and another bad result could give Emery a nervy fortnight during the international break.At present, the Gunners’ hierarchy are expected to keep faith in Emery and will not be rushed into making a quick decision over his future. Comment The Spanish coach is under increasing pressure after several poor performances (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery is at risk of losing the Arsenal dressing room with a number of players reportedly concerned by how conservative his tactical approach has become.The Gunners currently sit in fifth place in the Premier League, though they have failed to win their last three league matches and have forfeited leads against both Crystal Palace and Wolves.Performances have been well below expectations, while there have also been big question marks over how Emery has handled Mesut Ozil and the fallout of Granit Xhaka’s bust-up with fans.center_img Metro Sport ReporterSunday 3 Nov 2019 11:10 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link524Shares Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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Clippers center Boban Marjanovic proving value after trade from Pistons

first_img“I found out he was really big,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers joked when asked what he’s learned about Marjanovic. “The three days we had (earlier in the week), he was dominant. With Boban, he’s a heck of an offensive player. He really is. People look at his size and think it’s just his size.”There is more to Marjanovic’s game, though.In his first extended minutes, in the Clippers’ victory over the Nuggets on Tuesday night in Denver, Marjanovic displayed an excellent touch from the free-throw line, solid footwork around the basket and enough finesse to set screens that freed teammates for open shots, especially guard Lou Williams.Marjanovic and Williams worked a two-man game to perfection, enabling the Clippers to rally from a 19-point deficit in the third quarter to defeat the Nuggets and temporarily move into a playoff spot. Marjanovic only played a handful of minutes in Wednesday’s loss to the Houston Rockets.How much he plays against the New York Knicks on Friday remains to be seen. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Boban Marjanovic has played a total of 20 minutes in four games since the Clippers acquired him in the Jan. 29 trade that sent Blake Griffin to the Detroit Pistons. He’s scored 18 points, grabbed eight rebounds and added one assist, modest statistics, to be sure.Is he the Clippers’ new secret weapon?Can Marjanovic, a 7-foot-3 center, help them secure a playoff spot?Maybe appears to be the answer to both questions.center_img Rivers has faith in him, however.“He shoots the ball, he passes the ball, the question always is, can you play him in the game defensively, especially in a game that goes up and down (the court)?” Rivers said, speaking specifically about Marjanovic’s contributions to Tuesday’s victory in Denver.Rivers found a winning combination against the Nuggets, but couldn’t unearth one against the league-leading Rockets one night later. Marjanovic was scoreless with two rebounds and two fouls in 3 minutes, 21 seconds during the Clippers’ 105-92 loss.GAME OF ATTRITIONRivers knew when the schedule was released last summer that the Nuggets-Rockets back-to-back was going to be trouble for the Clippers, and it was. The Clippers didn’t have their legs to start the game against the Rockets and trailed by as many as 25 points in the first quarter.The Clippers made a determined run in the third quarter, but couldn’t catch up.““To me, it’s all the energy stuff, all the other stuff (that decided the game),” he said. “I just thought (the Rockets) were quicker, faster to the ball (Wednesday), and it happens. I don’t think anybody wants to not play well. Guys had dead legs out there, and it happens.”NUMBERS GAMEWilliams’ streak of scoring 15 points or more ended at 29 consecutive games Wednesday, when he scored 13 on 4-for-11 shooting against Houston. … Montrezl Harrell has scored 10 points or more in four consecutive games and 16 of 21. … Tobias Harris is averaging 18.1 points and 7.2 rebounds in 10 games since he, Marjanovic and Avery Bradley were acquired from the Pistons.last_img read more

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