Ivan’s workers will get entitlements

first_imgAdvertisement Linkedin Print NewsBreaking newsBusinessIvan’s workers will get entitlementsBy admin – January 22, 2014 810 Facebook Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE closure of one of Limerick’s best known family businesses’, was the saddest day in the life of Ivan Cremins, but as workers stage a sit-in at the store, he has assured them that they will receive their entitlements.Ivan’s shop ceased trading on Sunday January 19 after 38 years in business.In a statement issued this evening, Mr Cremins, Founder and Managing Director of the business, said that he and his family “are devastated by the sad turn of events”.He went on to explain that “whilst trading conditions had been extremely difficult for some time, that the pressures that necessitated eventual closure last Sunday were sudden and unplanned”.The Cremins family particularly regretted the shock and inconvenience that this had caused to the staff at Ivan’s, many of whom had long years of service.“They can be assured, and have been assured, that they will receive all their entitlements and the necessary arrangements are being made to put this in place” according to Me Cremins.The business was among the largest independent private sector employers on the North side of Limerick city.For many years, Ivan’s was also one of Irelands leading, family owned, destination food stores and delicatessen.However, the business environment changed considerably over recent years with: the opening of three major supermarkets each within 500 yards of Ivan’s; the development of the Limerick ring road which by-passed Caherdavin; an aging population in its immediate catchment area; the repeal of the law banning below cost selling and finally the worst economic downturn that the country has seen.In the midst of all this numerous efforts were made to recalibrate the business to match the new environment. Unfortunately, this was not sufficient to ensure its survival.“Ivan’s of Caherdavin was, for 38 years, a family owned business and its staff and customers were part of that extended family” said Ivan Cremins who went on to thank all their loyal customers of different generations, as well as their staff and suppliers who had worked with them and supported them over those years.He concluded by saying that “Sunday January 19 was the saddest day of my life”.The Directors are in discussions with their bankers to establish the most appropriate way to bring an orderly conclusion to the affairs of the company.center_img Twitter Previous articleCommunities and old people left abandonedNext articleShortt mounts challenge for seat on City of Culture Board admin WhatsApp Emaillast_img read more

Wilinski shines at Shawano

first_imgBy Scott OwenSHAWANO, Wis. (July 8) – Konnor Wilinski ended a season of frustrations with his first feature win of the year at Shawano Speedway in Saturday’s IMCA Modified feature.Shawn Frelich led early as Wilinksi tried to find a way past.  On lap four, Wilinski was able to get to the inside of Frelich entering lap three and made the pass for the lead.Marcus Yarie and Jerry Wilinski soon joined Konnor in the top three.  Driving the highest line on the track, Konnor Wilinski was too tough to beat and went on to win.  Yarie, Jerry Wilinski, Jason Czarapata, and Mark Weisnicht rounded out the top five.Kevin Bethke also broke through for his first Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod win of the year while Travis Van Straten scored his sixth IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature after having to come through the last-chance qualifier just to make the show.last_img read more

Five things we learned in the Premier League

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Chelsea’s shock defeat against Crystal Palace breathed new life into the title race as Tottenham closed the gap on the leaders. Arsenal and Manchester City played out a thrilling draw and Liverpool won the Merseyside derby.Here are five things we learned in the Premier League this weekend:Chelsea rocked by PalaceWhen Cesc Fabregas put Chelsea ahead after just five minutes of Saturday’s London derby with Crystal Palace, it looked like the leaders’ march to the title was about to clear another hurdle. Antonio Conte’s side had won their past 10 league games at Stamford Bridge and had not lost there in any competition since September 16. But Palace have been resurgent in recent weeks and they breathed new life into the title race with two quickfire strikes. First Ivory Coast winger Wilfried Zaha fired home in the ninth minute, then Christian Benteke netted with a deft finish 91 seconds later. Chelsea were stunned and despite 24 shots at goal, their second-highest total in 29 league games this season, they were unable to find an equaliser. Chances came and went as Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey made 11 saves, leaving Chelsea frustrated as their first defeat in nine league games allowed Tottenham to close within seven points. Game on. Spurs back in the hunt As news filtered through to Turf Moor of Chelsea’s shock defeat against Crystal Palace, the realisation quickly sank in with Tottenham’s players and fans — the title race is back on. A 2-0 victory over Burnley, usually so formidable at home, was already reason enough for optimism in the Spurs camp, but Chelsea’s slip was the icing on the cake. Second half goals from England international Eric Dier and South Korea forward Son Heung-Min moved Spurs to within seven points of Chelsea with nine games remaining and even the injuries suffered by Harry Winks and Victor Wanyama couldn’t quash the north Londoners’ glee as they headed home dreaming of an incredible title triumph.Arsenal rediscovered some backboneAfter a dismal sequence of four defeats in five games, during which dissent towards manager Arsene Wenger reached a crescendo, the last thing Arsenal needed was to fall behind after just five minutes of their home game with Manchester City. Theo Walcott equalised, only for Sergio Aguero to restore City’s lead just 131 seconds later. But Arsenal dug deep to level again courtesy of Shkodran Mustafi’s header and while neither side could find a winner, Wenger’s men at least managed to stop the rot. The Arsenal manager’s future remains the subject of intense speculation, but in the short term, he said the performance against City would help “rebuild confidence”.Coutinho left Barkley in the shadeIt was a tale of two playmakers in Liverpool’s 3-1 victory over Everton in the Merseyside derby. Liverpool’s number 10, Philippe Coutinho, ran the show, restoring Liverpool’s lead with a brilliant solo goal after Matthew Pennington had cancelled out Sadio Mane’s opener and setting up Divock Origi for Liverpool’s third. But his opposite number, England international Ross Barkley, had a torrid afternoon. The 23-year-old seemed incapable of influencing proceedings and his display was chiefly memorable for two wild challenges on Emre Can and Dejan Lovren in the first half. The second — a crude, studs-up foul that caught Lovren on the shin — should have yielded more than a yellow card. While Barkley’s ability is clear, he remains some way short of the finished article.Home draws have hurt Man UnitedManchester United’s 0-0 draw at home to West Bromwich Albion extended their unbeaten run to 19 matches, but nobody was celebrating at Old Trafford. United have now drawn eight times in front of their own fans this season. Had they won even half of those games, they would be in the thick of the Champions League picture, instead of five points adrift of the top four (albeit with a game in hand). Top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s absence through suspension was clearly a contributing factor against West Brom. But the Swede was on the pitch when United dropped points at home to Stoke City, Burnley, Arsenal, West Ham United, Liverpool, Hull City and Bournemouth. United’s attacking problems run deeper.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Riverhounds clinch playoff berth with 3-2 win over VSI Tampa Bay at Highmark Stadium

first_imgRaise over $15,000 for Cystic Fibrosis FoundationPittsburgh—On a beautiful Sunday afternoon in Station Square, the Pittsburgh Riverhounds defeated VSI Tampa Bay 3-2 and clinched a berth in the USL PRO playoffs. In a critical match-up for a ticket into the post-season, the Riverhounds and Tampa Bay didn’t disappoint the sold-out crowd, as five goals were scored in the second half to deliver an exciting atmosphere at Highmark Stadium.  With goals from Jose Angulo, Rob Vincent, and Darren Amoo, along with a “Jersey off the Back” raffle, the Riverhounds also raised over $15,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.With both, the Riverhounds and Tampa Bay playing two matches over the weekend, the tempo in the first half was extremely slow.  Carrying tired legs into the match, along with a temperature near ninety, both sides were scoreless at the half.Coming out of the break with playoffs on the mind, the Riverhounds would strike first in the 53rd minute when Angulo converted from the penalty stripe.  Driving down the right flank with speed, Mike Seamon would travel over sixty yards on the break.  Cutting inside the penalty area to hold off his marker, Seamon would attempt a cross for Angulo, but his service struck the arm of Josh Rife at the near post.  The referee awarded the Riverhounds a penalty kick and Angulo stepped up to score the game’s first goal.Seven minutes later, second-half substitute Stefan Lundberg took a page out of Seamon’s book and drove down the left flank with speed.  Waiting for his teammates to join him in the attack, Lundberg found defender Mike Green in the left corner.  Green played a ball back for Alfonso Motagalvan at the edge of the penalty area.  Motagalvan set the ball back for Vincent racing into the attack.  Taking a touch to prepare his body, Vincent rifled a shot that tucked just inside the left upright to put the Riverhounds up two goals.The Riverhounds counter-attacked well on the night, and their third goal came on a combination between multiple players inside their own defensive third.  Following the combination, Motagalvan found Angulo all alone on the right flank with a ball over the top. Traveling with speed towards Tampa Bay’s goal, Angulo slotted a ball towards the penalty spot for Amoo. Taking a first-time shot with his favorite left foot, Amoo passed the ball past goalkeeper Alex Horwarth to provide the Riverhounds with a three-goal lead in the 68th minute.VSI Tampa Bay recorded their first goal of the night one minute after Amoo’s goal.  Mauricio Salles found Cheyne Roberts overlapping into the right corner.  Roberts delivered a cross towards the middle of the penalty area for Chad Burt.  Taking a first-time shot on frame, Burt’s close range shot was blocked by Hunter Gilstrap, but his save was not cleared.  Following up his shot, Burt’s second chance effort would find the back of the net.Tampa Bay would cut the lead to one goal with ten minutes remaining in the match.  Receiving a dangerous set piece on right flank, Salles would deliver a cross for Andryy Budnyy at the penalty spot.  Rising up in the crowd, Budnyy’s header would deflect off of a Riverhounds Andrew Marshall and at his feet.  Taking a touch out of pressure, Budnyy would pass the ball around Gilstrap for the game’s final goal.The Riverhounds return to USL PRO action next Wednesday in North Carolina.  The Pittsburgh side will meet the Wilmington Hammerheads at 7:30 p.m. in Legion Stadium.  Tampa Bay returns to the Sunshine State next Thursday to match-up with Charlotte Eagles.  The match is slated for a 7:30 p.m. start at Plant City Stadium.last_img read more