Limerick-based Wedding Avocado to benefit from new Virgin Media Ireland €1…

first_imgIRELAND’S leading connected entertainment provider Virgin Media has launched €1 Million support fund as part of its #BackingBusiness initiative to boost Irish businesses nationwide, with free on-air advertising including creative, production, profiles in relevant TV programmes and social media promotion across its full schedule covering Virgin Media Channels One, Two and Three, Virgin Media announced today.  WhatsApp WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Facebook LimerickNewsLimerick-based Wedding Avocado to benefit from new Virgin Media Ireland €1 Million support fundBy Meghann Scully – June 2, 2020 460 Aidan D’Arcy, Director of Business at Virgin Media said: “Virgin Media is supporting businesses around the country who are adapting to the challenges around Covid-19.“We’re using the full Virgin Media capability to back businesses like Wedding Avocado, Petit Avenue Baby Boutique and The Montenotte Hotel, among many others. This campaign celebrates and promotes the spirit of Irish businesses and their resolve to fight back, recover and succeed in spite of this unprecedented crisis.“We’re really delighted to make it happen and we’re looking forward to hearing from businesses in every village, town and city across Ireland.” he said. Limerick-based Wedding Avocado, which is an online marketplace that connects engaged couples and wedding suppliers, are one of the first businesses to be supported by this new fund. Their business will feature on Virgin Media’s weekly 60” ad break campaign and will also be promoted across Virgin Media’s official social media channels. The Virgin Media #BackingBusiness initiative is designed to underpin the renewal and recovery of businesses in communities throughout Ireland in response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.It’s open to businesses across the country and aims to give them a national platform to showcase their resilience and ingenuity during these challenging times.It will run until September, featuring as many Irish businesses as possible, and entering is really easy.All business owners have to do is to send in a short email, outlining who and where they are, some of their main products or services and how they have coped and reinvented themselves through the current crisis.  The ideal way to do this is to take a short video by mobile phone (including shots of the business premises).  You can simply email submissions to [email protected] or WhatsApp them to 089 611 1111.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Businesses from every sector will be profiled each week to include advertising airtime, ad creative and production, social media promotion, PR activity, content features and exclusive Virgin Media Business support package. Email TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostweddingWedding Avocado Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Print Previous articleIreland’s First Ever Virtual Bat Walk to take place in LimerickNext articleLimerick Institute of Technology unveils roadmap to reopening its campuses. Meghann Scully Linkedin Wedding photo created by freepic.diller – RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

38 Vermont towns will share $347,291 for planning projects

first_imgThe state has awarded nearly $350,000 in Municipal Planning Grants to thirty-eight communities across the state to help them plan for growth and development. Officials at the Vermont Department of Economic, Housing and Community Development announced the Municipal Planning Grants of up to $15,000, which can be used for a variety of planning projects. These grants support the planning activities that are at the heart of Vermont s Smart Growth strategy, said Tayt Brooks, Commissioner of the Department of Economic, Housing and Community Development. While the budget crisis has curtailed the amount available, these investments will help promote economic activity, community development and housing in our downtowns and village centers, while protecting Vermont s working landscape.The Municipal and Regional Planning Fund was first established in 1988 as a way to support municipal planning and development.  The program offers grants of up to $15,000 to help Vermont municipalities develop their town plans and to conduct special planning projects. Through a competitive process, 38 towns across the state were awarded funds for a diverse collection of planning projects.  A number of projects are planning activities to support updating town plans, maps and zoning bylaws. There are also projects relating to downtown and village revitalization, growth center planning and economic development planning efforts.As part of Governor Jim Douglas E-State Initiative, these grants are now applied for, approved, and administered completely on-line. This is how we are using technology to be more efficient in state government, Brooks said. Making the process of applying for and administering grants paperless makes the process faster, less costly, and less time-consuming for both the applicant and our staff.With no local matching funds required, this is one of the few state grant programs accessible to even the smallest of Vermont municipalities.  Communities have 18 months to complete their planning projects. For more about the Municipal Planning Grant site please visit: is external)Source: Economic Development. 6.2.2010. $26,153 GRANT AWARDS Northern Vermont Development AuthorityTown of BurkeTown Plan and Zoning Update$14,655 Town of ConcordZoning and/or Subdivision Bylaw Update$8,655 Town of DerbyMunicipal Plan Update$7,175 Town of GranbyZoning and/or Subdivision Bylaw Update$4,940 Total Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional CommissionTown of Bradford Zoning and/or Subdivision Bylaw Update$4,540Town of BarnardZoning and/or Subdivision Bylaw Update$2,825Town of Hartford Highway Specifications$9,650Town of PlymouthMunicipal Plan Update$2,545Town of Randolph Economic Development Plan$7,475Town of StraffordUnified Bylaws$11,425Town of TopshamMunicipal Plan Update$3,075Town of West Fairlee Municipal Plan Update$5,540Total $19,328 $38,774 Southern Windsor County Regional Planning CommissionTown of ChesterZoning and/or Subdivision Bylaw Update$10,150Town of LudlowMunicipal Plan Update$10,350Total Windham Regional CommissionTown of BrattleboroMunicipal Plan Update$15,000Town of GuilfordZoning and/or Subdivision Bylaw$5,000Town of PutneyMunicipal Plan Update$12,450Total Northwest Regional Planning CommissionCity of St. AlbansMunicipal Plan$15,000Town of North HeroZoning and/or Subdivision Bylaw$10,000Town of St. AlbansZoning and/or Subdivision Bylaw Update$15,000Total $32,450 Lamoille County Planning CommissionTown of BelvidereHistoric Schoolhouse Feasibility Study$6,721Town of Hyde ParkMunicipal Plan Update$12,740Town of JohnsonMunicipal Plan Update$2,325Total Chittenden County Regional Planning CommissionCity of BurlingtonMunicipal Plan Update$14,999Town of HinesburgGrowth Center Plan$15,000City of South BurlingtonZoning and/or Subdivision Bylaw Update$8,775Total $27,350center_img $47,075 $40,000 Central Vermont Regional Planning CommissionCity of BarreMunicipal Plan Update$15,000City of MontpelierZoning and/or Subdivision Bylaw Update$15,000Town of WaitsfieldOther$8,450Total  Bennington County Regional CommissionTown of BenningtonMunicipal Plan Update WT other$3,500Town of StamfordMunicipal Plan Update$7,428Town of WoodfordMunicipal Plan Update$8,400Total  $38,450 Addison County Regional Planning CommissionMunicipalityProject TypeOffered Town of BristolZoning and/or Subdivision Bylaw Update$12,350City of VergennesZoning and/or Subdivision Bylaw Update$15,000Total $35,425 Rutland Regional Planning CommissionCity of RutlandDowntown Traffic Study $15,000Town of KillingtonOfficial Map $1,870Town of Mount HollyAffordable Housing Studies $4,283Town of PoultneyMunicipal Plan Update $5,000Total $21,786 -30- Grand Total   $347,291 $20,500 last_img read more

Orientation shuttles in the near future

first_imgThe Undergraduate Student Government unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday encouraging USC Transportation to coordinate shuttles to take international students directly from the Los Angeles International Airport to University Park Campus during orientation.Report · Lisa Zhao, USG residential senator, present the resolution. – Robin Laird | Daily Trojan USC Transportation has already said it plans to offer such a service, but USG wanted to emphasize that students support the plan by passing a resolution.USC Transportation has said it plans to provide free shuttle service to international students three times a day during international students’  orientation, which is before the university’s move-in day.Tony Mazza, USC director of Transportation, said this program is geared toward international students because they arrive to a specific location at LAX at a specific time.Shuttles to and from LAX for out-of-state students are also being discussed, Mazza said.Though Transportation intends to offer the service, there are still details to work out.“LAX is such a busy place and you can’t just show up there if you’re a bus or shuttle service,” Mazza said. “This program is definitely a work in progress.”The location and exact departure time of the shuttles is still to be determined, but Mazza said they would probably leave the airport at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. from one of the international arrival gates.“Students can still take airport shuttles, a bus or a cab, but this will be another option for them,” Mazza said.USC’s resolution also encourages USC Transportation to increase publication of transportation options and to follow up on providing tram services to out-of-state students.“As we get a better hold for our fiscal year 2012 budget, we can see if this will fit,” Mazza said.Mohammad Ani, a freshman from Kuwait majoring in electrical engineering, said this option would have made his trip to USC easier.“Shuttles would have been nice for me,” Ani said. “This was my first time in the states and I didn’t really know where anything was. Although LAX is full of taxis, a shuttle would help out someone really new since they wouldn’t have to worry if they’re going to the right place.”Howard Fu, a USG senator who co-wrote the resolution, said he pushed for the initiative because international students brought the issue to his attention. USG created a survey on the subject and brought their findings to USC Transportation.Eighty-five percent of the people who responded to the survey, which was publicized on Facebook and through listservs, were international students, and 91 percent of all students who responded favored of having a tram from LAX to USC.“The aim of this is to benefit the entire student body, not just the international or the undergraduate students,” Fu said. “We just had more international students responding.”USG also concluded that USC should better publicize its shuttle that takes students from USC to LAX before Thanksgiving and winter break, since 53 percent of students surveyed said they did not know about it.Specific information about the shuttles will be announced over the summer.“This will be a great way to welcome international students who have maybe not been to the U.S. or USC before,” Mazza said. “They can take the shuttle and arrive right on campus.”last_img read more