NewsFarmers could face cash flow problems over paymentsBy Staff Reporter – November 23, 2016 505 Advertisement WhatsApp TAGSDeputy Niall CollinslimerickRural Development Programme Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleUS election results impact exportNext articleWin cinema tickets Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Farmers in Limerick and around the country could face cash flow problems – Collins NEW figures released this week reveal that only 52 per cent of this year’s Rural Development Programme budget allocation has been paid out.Limerick Fianna Fáil TD, Niall Collins says farmers will face increased cash flow problems as a result of serious delays in Rural Development Programme payments.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Deputy Niall Collins stated – “It’s quite unbelievable that only half of this year’s funding for agri-schemes has been paid to farmers. This will result in serious financial hardship for farmers across the country.“It’s particularly worrying that less than 4 per cent of GLAS payments have been made. The government failed to allocate the level of funding that it originally promised for this scheme, and now it’s failing to pay out. This is a completely unacceptable situation.“Payments under TAMS and the Beef Genomics Scheme are also seriously behind schedule. These underspends are significant by any metric and will have serious consequences for small family farmers.“Many farmers have had to take out loans to keep their businesses going while they wait for their payments to come through, and these delays will exacerbate an already difficult situation. Farmers should not have to rely on banks and other financial institutions to cover the cost of works, which these agri-schemes cover. This is creating a major cash flow crisis, which is completely preventable.“This has been a very difficult year for farmers, and these underspends and delayed payments are making a bad situation worse. I am urging Minister Creed to ensure that these payments are forthcoming this month and that farmers are not left in the lurch”. Email Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash
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Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 28, 2014 at 11:43 pm Contact Josh: [email protected] Syracuse’s 2-3 zone packed inside the paint, sometimes without a player above the free-throw line. All game long, No. 22 SU dared No. 1 South Carolina to shoot from the perimeter.Late in the second half, the Orange led by one, and the Gamecocks had shot just 8-of-25 from beyond the arc. But with just over three minutes to go in regulation, South Carolina’s Asia Dozier hit a 3 to give the Gamecocks their first lead of the second half.After Dozier’s dagger, the Gamecocks (4-0) pulled away, edging the Orange with a last-minute, 67-63 victory in Friday’s championship game of the Junkanoo Jam in Freeport, Bahamas. The Orange (4-1), though, led by 10 with seven minutes to go in regulation and was minutes away from unseating the nation’s top team.SU’s Brianna Butler scored 18 points and center Briana Day went for 13 points with 17 rebounds, but neither effort was enough in the end.“South Carolina made a couple of plays down the stretch and won the game,” Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “But we really competed at a high level.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“… We came here to win this, and we knew we had a great game plan… We’re a top-25 basketball team and had an opportunity to beat the No. 1 team in the country. You’ve got to get that done.”Although the Gamecocks ran out to a 10-3 lead, both sides exchanged leads a couple of times. Syracuse pulled off a 25-3 run of its own and point guard Alexis Peterson hit a circus layup at the buzzer to give the Orange a 35-31 lead at the half. It was the first time since 2008 against Connecticut in which the Orange led a No. 1 team at halftime.Syracuse’s Isabella Slim hit a 3-pointer to give the Orange a 40-36 lead four minutes into the second half, and everything seemed to go right for the Orange. Butler then hit a pair of 3s to keep the Orange ahead, 46-41 with 12:18 to go.Despite the Gamecocks’ lineup of three players 6 feet, 4 inches and taller, the second half belonged to Day, who scored seven of her 13 points to extend SU’s lead to 51-46.“She was the reason why we were in that game,” Hillsman said. “She was doing a great job inside.”The Orange led by as many as 10 in the second half. But a combination of Tina Roy 3s and shots from Tiffany Mitchell and A’ja Wilson lead to South Carolina taking its first lead of the second half, 60-59, with Dozier’s 3-pointer with 3:35 left in the game. Dozier canned another 3, a layup by Roy and a pair of Mitchell free throws iced the win for South Carolina.Last January, Syracuse upset No. 6 North Carolina on the road, 78-73 — a win Hillsman, at the time, called the biggest victory in program history. On Friday night in the Bahamas, Syracuse was minutes away from handing that distinction to a new game, but fell a bit short.“All of our kids played at a high level, which I’m really proud of,” Hillsman said. “But give South Carolina credit, they’re the No. 1 team in the country for a reason.” Comments