LifestyleArtsNewsBreaking newsLocal NewsMike Fitzpatrick to be appointed to City of CultureBy admin – January 7, 2014 900 Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up MIKE Fitzpatrick, a Limerick based academic and curator, is likely to be announced as the person to take charge of City Of Culture festival operations in an interim basis following the resignations of both Patricia Ryan and Karl Wallace recently.The board of Limerick National City of Culture 2014 is to hold a press conference this afternoon at the Clarion Hotel, Limerick.A statement said “The Board will announce at this media event a number of measures undertaken in response to recent matters”.Attached to the Limerick School of Art and Design, Mr Fitzpatrick is expected to take up the running of both vacant positions.Arts officer, Sheila Deegan, is also likely to be appointed to a senior role. Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Shannondoc operating but only by appointment First Irish death from Coronavirus Advertisement WhatsApp Previous articleBetting opened on next City of Culture CEONext article#VIDEO Ralph Lauren’s niece to be sentenced over air rage incident admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Linkedin Facebook Twitter No vaccines in Limerick yet Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended TAGSfeatured Email Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL
Team Civil Defence further raised their level on the final day, winning the reverse singles, the men’s doubles and the mixed doubles to close the Tie 6-1.In Ilorin, Team Goshen playing at the Kwara State Stadium were routed by Team Lead Way from Lagos which took an unassailable 4-0 lead on Saturday and finished off with the three points on offer on Sunday.Umoru Balami of Lead Way beat Wale Babalola of Goshen 6-4, 6-2 in the opening match while Monday Igbinovia defeated Tosho Yusuf 6-2, 6-0 in the second match. Ronke Akingbade ranked No.5 followed with a a 6-0, 6-0 demolition of Rachel Adunoye in the Ladies singles.The stiffest resistance from Team Goshen came in the men’s doubles where Niyi Ibiwoye and Layi Ifarinde pushed the pair of Igbinovia and Etim Ekanem but finally succumbed 6-4, 6-4.Team Goshen and Team Hope have now lost two out of the four Ties they are expected to play in the White Group while Teams Kalotari, FCT and Civil Defence have a point each.Two ties are scheduled for this weekend in Onitsha and Port Harcourt.Team Anambra, reinforced with Clifford Enosoregbe and Michael Chima, will be hosting Team Offikwu from Kaduna which has National No. 2 Sylvester Emmanuel and women’s No. 3 Aanu Aiyegbusi, at the Onitsha Sports Club In the Blue Group.In a White Group Tie, Team Kalotari of Port Harcourt, parading Nonso Madueke, Sunday Maku and Patience Onebamhoin, will be hosting Team FCT which has former national champion Thomas Otu, Emmanuel Sunday and Osaremen Airhunwhunde in their fold at the Port Harcourt club.At the end of the round robin phase, the top two teams from each group qualify for the semifinal.The NCC Tennis League is offering a total prize money of N17 million with the winning team taking home N7 million, runner-up N5 million, third place N3 million and the fourth place N2 million.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram NCC TENNISTeam Civil Defence, runner-up in the maiden edition of the NCC Tennis League last year, have started this year’s edition on a winning note by beating Team Hope in Asaba.The star- studded Civil Defence team looked vunerable on the opening day when Team Hope’s No.1 player, Ikechukwu Iloputa upset former national champion Shehu Lawal 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 in the first men’s singles match but Babalola Abdulmumuni, also a former national champion leveled scores with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Paul Emmanuel. Christie Agugbom easily beat Abies Amadasun in the ladies singles 6-1, 3-2 rtd to give the Civil Defence a 2-1 lead.
Tyson Fury announces co-promotional deal with Top Rank/ESPN, Billy Joe Saunders moving up to super middleweight
“I’m delighted that Frank and Queensberry Promotions have teamed up with Top Rank to promote my fights in America,” Fury said in a press release statement sent to Sporting News by Top Rank. “With ESPN and BT Sport behind me, the biggest sports platforms in the world are now linked up with the best heavyweight in the world!”Join DAZN and watch Canelo Alvarez vs. Daniel Jacobs on May 4Warren, the Hall of Fame boxing promoter, added: “This is a great move for Tyson Fury and a great move for Queensberry Promotions. By partnering up with ESPN and Top Rank in America, we’re giving Tyson the opportunity to perform on the biggest and most powerful platforms on both sides of the Atlantic and become a truly global star.”Top Rank chief Bob Arum also said: “Top Rank is very excited to enter into the promotional arrangement along with Queensberry Promotions for the lineal heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury. He is a generational heavyweight talent at the peak of his powers.”What this means for a highly-anticipated rematch between Fury and Deontay Wilder remains to be seen, considering that Wilder is a Premier Boxing Champions fighter and PBC and Top Rank have a rather frigid relationship with each other.Nevertheless, Fury wasn’t the only one with big news Monday. His friend and fellow British boxer, Saunders, announced that he’s moving up from middleweight to super middleweight to fight for the vacant WBO super middleweight world title against Shefat Isufi at The SSE Arena in Wembley, England on Saturday, April 13.Last year wasn’t the best for the undefeated Saunders. Two injuries forced him out of title defenses against Martin Murray and then his October fight against Demetrius Andrade in Boston was scrapped after Saunders failed a VADA anti-doping test. He then decided to vacate his WBO belt. His replacement was Walter Kautondokwa, who stepped in at short notice to face Andrade, but was out classed in a very one-sided fight. Tyson Fury and Billy Joe Saunders each delivered big news during a press conference in London on Monday.Fury, the reigning lineal heavyweight champion, and Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions announced that they signed a multi-year co-promotional deal with Top Rank/ESPN, while Billy Joe Saunders announced that he’s moving up to super middleweight for a world title opportunity. The announcement of Saunders moving up in weight comes amidst reports that he was going to fight Andrade as a mandatory contender. Yet, Saunders says the timing to move up in weight is right.Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a year“It is a brilliant opening for me,” said Saunders in an official press release about moving up in weight for his April clash. “You’ve got these rumors that Andrade is going for shoulder surgery, as well as the financial side of it with the split — it all doesn’t add up. Me winning this super middleweight title will put me in a great position for unifications with the likes of Callum Smith, while we’ve got Chris Eubank boxing James DeGale at the weekend. There are a lot of big, big fights at this weight, but my real home of homes is middleweight, so I can move down at any time I want and be back as mandatory for my middleweight title and then become a three-time world champion.”He added: “So, I am really looking forward to it and Isufi comes as a really stiff test. He is very, very strong and you have to be really switched on and calculating with this sort of opponent. He is one of those who, with what he does, he does very, very well when the bell goes. He has boxed at light heavyweight and cruiserweight, so he is going to be a big, big lump and I need to make sure I am on it and stay away from those big bombs.”