Fun and ‘Mayhem at the Milk Market’

first_imgWhatsApp “Mayhem at the Milk Market” is for families… and it’s all for FREE.  In addition to the special Sunday market with eats and treats, there will be two wizard shows, jugglers, a balloon contortionist, a unicyclist, a puppet show, some crazy characters and Leon Anderson, one of Ireland’s greatest magicians. The Flawless Dance Team (as seen on the Late Late Toy Show) will perform and showcase their superb talent and there will be all-day fun, games and music with a great DJ. There will also be competitions, including a kids colouring competition with the chance to win a family Holiday in Kerry. The entertainment is being co-ordinated by Fun Ireland, one of Ireland’s top event management companies.The shops and stalls will be offering all-day family ‘munch and lunch’ deal options to suit all tastes ranging from grill-bar beef lunches and savoury crêpes to Thai vegetarian dishes and delicious desserts. There will be extra seating so that families can enjoy their food and watch the fun unfold. The market will be open from 11am to 4pm, with entertainment from 11.30am to 3.30pm and with the greatest “mayhem” happening between 12.30 and 3.30pm. The website at www.MilkMarketLimerick.ie has all the details.David O’Brien adds “the Mayhem event also provides an opportunity for anyone considering a special event to see the venue in use in a different way. We are very excited about the potential of the market as a venue and believe it can become the epicentre of some great ‘happenings’ in Limerick City. During the next few weeks we will be publishing a guide to the Milk Market as a venue. In the meantime, if anyone is interested in organising or sponsoring an event at the market we would love to hear from them”. Twitter Linkedin Print Previous articleFord’s top crash test ratings across the worldNext articleMuiris Gavin takes over at Dermot G O’Donovan, Solicitors admin A new FREE event for familiesThe Milk Market Limerick is set to stage a series of fun and exciting events, beginning with “Mayhem at the Milk Market” —  a brilliant free family day out on Sunday, March 20, from 11am to 4pm. According to David O’Brien, market manager, “We all know the Milk Market is rightly famous for its Saturday market.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up However, since the market’s redevelopment as an all-weather facility, it has been the ambition of the Limerick Market Trustees to stage both exciting multi-day markets and special events… sometimes combining both. The fun “Mayhem at the Milk Market” event on Sunday, March 20, will be a superb FREE event for families, and a perfect example of a great market and an exciting event coming together. It will be the first in a series of ‘Mayhem’ and other events we are working to create for the market and for the city”. NewsLocal NewsFun and ‘Mayhem at the Milk Market’By admin – March 7, 2011 610 Email Advertisement Facebooklast_img read more

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Bank Indonesia buys US$11.2b in govt bonds to support rupiah, financing needs

first_imgTopics : Bank Indonesia (BI) has bought up to Rp 173.1 trillion (US$11.24 billion) worth of government bonds from primary and secondary markets in a bid to stabilize rupiah and support the government’s financing needs.BI Governor Perry Warjiyo said the central had bought Rp 166.2 trillion worth of government bonds from foreign investors in the secondary market since early this year amid the decline of the rupiah against the US dollar.He said the Rp 2.3 billion worth of  government debt papers were purchased during the government’s regular auction on Tuesday. This is in addition to Rp 1.72 trillion worth of bonds bought by BI in a regular auction on Tuesday last week and Rp 2.93 trillion bought by the central bank in a “greenshoe option” on Wednesday last week. “We see that the government’s financing needs will be fulfilled by the market,” Perry told reporters in a virtual press conference  on Wednesday, adding that bond investors should not bet on Indonesia selling debt at higher yields, as the amount to be raised for the rest of the year will be manageable and the inflow of foreign funds would push yields lower.The government on Tuesday raised Rp 16.62 trillion, below the target of around Rp 20 trillion to Rp 40 trillion, despite total incoming bids of Rp 44.4 trillion as investors bid yields that were too high.”The market will see,  at the beginning they bid for yields that were too high, thinking the sum to be raised would be large,” Perry said, suggesting that investors had bet the government would pay higher yields as it would need a large amount of funds to finance the extra spending for COVID-19 mitigation efforts.The country’s budget deficit is expected to widen to 5.07 percent of GDP this year as the government would have to increase its gross issuance of debt to Rp 1.4 quadrillion this year to finance the COVID-19 mitigation and rescue program,  according to Perry.center_img However, Perry says, the central bank sees only Rp 425 trillion in bond offerings for the rest of 2020 as the government maximizes spending from other sources, including its own cash, as well as loans from development banks, among others.The government plans to provide another Rp 35.3 trillion in new tax incentives for 18 sectors, including those hardest-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, such as tourism and the food and beverage sector.This is on top of the Rp 436.1 trillion stimulus packages previously announced by the government to strengthen social safety nets, boost healthcare spending and for economic recovery programs.The government raised another Rp 62.62 trillion from government debt papers on Monday and seeks to secure $750 million in loans from development banks, according to Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati and Finance Ministry data.Previously, Indonesia had raised $4.3 billion in dollar-denominated bonds, including the longest-dated 50-year dollar bond ever issued by an Asian nation, earlier this month. It also sold around Rp 14 trillion in sharia sovereign bonds last week.By early May, BI will have injected a total of Rp 503.8 trillion in additional liquidity to banks and the financial system to help cushion the economic impact of the virus outbreak and to strengthen the rupiah as part of its quantitative easing measures.The rupiah gained against the greenback over the last few weeks, strengthening to Rp 15,394 per dollar as per 11 a.m. on Wednesday from this year’s low of 16,625 per US dollar, according to Bloomberg data.The currency has depreciated as much as 18 percent this year before bouncing back to the current level as the central bank moved to support the rupiah by buying government bonds from foreign investors as they dumped Indonesian assets over fears related to COVID-19.last_img read more

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Wilder Wants Negotiations with Joshua to Remain Private

first_imgDeontay Wilder believes an undisputed title fight with Anthony Joshua will finally be agreed when contract terms are kept “silent” between both world heavyweight champions.Wilder defends his WBC belt against Dominic Breazeale at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn this weekend, and then unified champion Joshua fights Andy Ruiz Jr on his US debut at Madison Square Garden in New York on June 1.Talks for a Wilder-Joshua fight have faltered in the past due to disagreements about terms, but the American insists a deal can be agreed if the discussions remain private. He exclusively told Sky Sports: “I want to be able to get in the ring and fight, you know, and give the people what they want, but I think how this is really going to happen – when everything goes silent.“ There’s too many people that are involved in this. There’s too many media, fans, everybody. The thing about people, everybody got an opinion about how it should go, this should go this way, this should go that way.“It’s like with the Tyson Fury fight, nobody knew that fight was going to happen. Kept it silent for a reason, and then all of a sudden it came out.“It was the biggest fight and exciting fight around and I think this is the same way it’s going to happen, the Joshua fight. It goes silent, everybody comes together and we’re able to sort it out that way and then we make an announcement.”Wilder must first overcome Breazeale before he can consider his next career move but remains open to offers for the fight with Joshua.“The great thing about this – all parties are still in discussions, it’s like no door is closed.“Nobody’s mind is closed from the idea of it happening, and that’s the great thing about it. I think this fight will happen. I’m going to take every bit of my power to make this fight happen and I hope they do the same.“I want it to happen for the fans and I’m sure the fans want it to happen and as I said, once it goes silent, that’s when the fight will be made.”Wilder’s co-manager Shelly Finkel echoed the stance of his fighter, saying “Yes, being in the paper and the negotiating and the problem with it is, if you don’t respond, then ‘oh, he’s not interested’. If you do respond, some fans for him, some are against him.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Ghana hockey celebrates heroes

first_imgGhana hockey is setting the pace again with the institution of a scheme to recognize and support past contributors to the game.A recent Joy Sports focus on the sorry lives of many sports heroes and heroines is encouraging managers of hockey in the country to roll out programmes to honour players and officials of the sport.A maiden memorial hockey championship was held at the weekend in honour of departed hockey personalities and this will be followed by an awards ceremony on April 2 and the establishment of a fund to support their descendants.President of Ghana hockey, Oko Nii Koi Dzani said it was absolutely important to recognize the contribution of people in the past to the sport.That, he said, will encourage others to give of their best knowing that when they leave the scene, they will not be consigned to obscurity.Source: Joy Sports/Ghanalast_img read more

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Rob Gronkowski’s agent confirms retirement, but leaves door open for return

first_img“That’s all. It was just a suggestion. I couldn’t let go without leaving that in Rob’s ear. Hey listen, Jason Witten did it. Witten [is] another Hall of Fame tight end; he took the year off and decided to come back.”So what will Gronkowski do with his newfound free time?”Nothing,” Rosenhaus said. “A lot of fun. A lot of rest. Good times. Relaxation. Partying. Being himself. Being Gronk. Eventually we could see him doing TV, acting, a whole number of things. Appearances. Endorsements. He’s one of the biggest personalities. He won’t disappear. He’s going to have fun for a while, but he’ll be back in the limelight in the near future, I believe.” “Rob is 29 years old. He’s still a very young man. It wouldn’t shock me if he has a change of heart, if he feels great and he decides that he wants to play football,” Rosenhaus said.”But this is just me talking. This isn’t Rob. And I don’t want to create any unnecessary expectations. Rob is a very unique personality. If the team was struggling or they needed him at some point next year, and let’s just say hypothetically Tom Brady gave him a call and said ‘Rob, I need you,’ I wouldn’t be shocked if he came back to play a few games.” Related News Rob Gronkowski may have walked away from football, but his agent is leaving the door open for his return.While discussing his client on “Get Up!” Monday, Drew Rosenhaus said he wouldn’t be surprised if the tight end suited up again down the road after taking some time off. Patriots star Rob Gronkowski announces retirement: ‘Now it’s time to move forward with a big smile’center_img Rob Gronkowski retirement: 5 fast facts about the tight end’s stellar career Gronkowski announced his retirement Sunday in a lengthy Instagram post, hanging his helmet after nine historic seasons spent entirely in New England.While Rosenhaus didn’t deny Gronkowski’s intentions, he pointed out that other players have changed their minds in the past.”Rob Gronkowski is retired and it’s unlikely that he will ever play football again,” Rosenhaus said. “However, I did close my conversation with Rob yesterday when he called to tell me he was going to retire, and I said, ‘Rob, just keep in mind that if you ever have a change of heart, you can come back and play. I’m sure the Patriots would welcome you with open arms. If it’s sometime during the season. If it’s late in the year. If you feel good and want to come back and play, we’ll make it happen.’last_img read more

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