4 Jun

Common sense would light up Croom

first_imgTwitter Facebook Previous articleListen: The Last Post News Roundup April 13, 2019Next articleNo sex assault unit in Limerick despite rise in number of victims Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Call to extend Patrickswell public sewer line Email €110,700 for four Limerick Projects under Town and Village Renewal Scheme Richard O’Donoghue, Independent. Photo: Cian ReinhardtINDEPENDENT councillor Richard O’Donoghue has urged Limerick City and County Council to use “common sense” and light up the public road in front of apartments off High Street in Croom.He maintains that the area has suffered a number of ongoing issues because of the lack of public lighting,Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “This is a public area serviced by a public road. The ongoing issues are anti-social behaviour, especially at holiday time, constant break-ins in the area, with two more house break-ins and one break-in to a car again this week,” he told the Limerick Post.“The lights are there, wired and working, as agreed with Limerick City and County Council at the time that the apartments were built. Residents signed a petition to block off a roadway at the back of High Street and a light was erected to light the public roadway and agreed with the Council.“Thousands upon thousands have been wasted on investigations by the Council and others when hundreds will fix this. Lives and properties can be saved if common sense is used.“I have made countless representations on this matter. I have met on-site with Gardaí due to anti-social behaviour in the area. Countless man-hours have been wasted in an attempt to resolve this issue and my representations are going around in circles.”Cllr O’Donoghue met on-site last week with residents and the owner of the apartments.“Three poles were erected in the area to light up the public road. I discovered yesterday that the power at the main pillar box at High Street, feeding these three poles, has been disconnected,” he said.He is now calling on the local authority to restore, without any further delay, the power to the three poles lighting this public roadway.“The resources of the Gardaí and the Council can be better spent. Common sense must be used in this instance. For an outlay of little more than €200 per annum this public area could be lit and made safe,” Cllr O’Donoghue declared.There was no response from Limerick City and County Council at the time of going to print. Linkedin Heartbroken publicans call time on their Covid lockdown Printcenter_img Advertisement Patrickswell women get to the heart of the matter Limerick people will have their say on ‘bigger picture’ issues WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsPoliticsCommon sense would light up CroomBy Alan Jacques – April 11, 2019 779 TAGSCroomIndependentLimerick CountyLocal Elections 2019local newsNewspoliticsRichard O’Donoghue RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick cafe owner calls for injection centres to tackle on-street drug use last_img read more

1 Jan

The McKernon Group wins ICF Award for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

first_imgThe McKernon Group wins ICF Award for Extreme Makeover: Home EditionBrandon, Vermont:At the recent national distributor conference for BuildBlock Insulating Concrete Forms held in Oklahoma City, OK, The McKernon Group of Brandon, VT and Crown Point, NY was recognized for the Special Project of the Year. Kevin Birchmore, Vice President of The McKernon Group, attended the conference to accept the award.In September 2007 The McKernon Group coordinated hundreds of volunteers to complete the construction of a new Insulated Concrete Form home for the Vitale family of Athens, VT and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. The Vitale family was selected as the recipient of a new home for the television program Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. A requirement of the program is that the builder completes construction of the project in less than 1 week. BuildBlocks Jason Fisher says, As far as we know this was the fastest ICF installation ever. We started stacking forms just after nightfall and completed pouring the concrete within the wall shortly after sunrise. This is far less than the usual installation time frame, but we accomplished it!Insulating concrete forms replace traditional wood framing and fiberglass insulation with concrete and expanded polystyrene to form a stronger, more durable and more energy efficient wall assembly. The McKernon Group has been distributing and installing Insulation Concrete Forms in Vermont, New Hampshire and New York since 1998, and instructing other contractors in its use for the past eight years.About The McKernon Group, Inc.The McKernon Group is a leader in design/build, green construction and restoration throughout Vermont and upstate New York. Established in 1987, the company experience provides clients with first class workmanship and fast-track capabilities from design to completion through efficient construction management. Jack McKernon is the president, and Kevin Birchmore is executive vice president.About BuildBlock Building Systems LLCBuildBlock Building Systems LLC is the manufacturer of BuildBlock® Insulating Concrete Forms (ICFs). Headquartered in Oklahoma City, BuildBlock serves North America through its manufacturing facilities in Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, Utah, and Wisconsin.About Extreme Makeover: Home EditionExtreme Makeover: Home Edition, which has won back to back Emmy awards as Best Reality Program (non-competitive), is entering its 5th season on ABC. The program is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. Denise Cramsey is the executive producer; David Goldberg is the president of Endemol USA.last_img read more

26 Sep

Tropical storm Sean threatens Bermuda

first_imgNewsRegional Tropical storm Sean threatens Bermuda by: – November 9, 2011 Share 11 Views   no discussions Tropical storm Sean 5-day forecast track. NHC/NOAA graphicMIAMI, USA — At 5:00 pm EDT on Tuesday, the centre of tropical storm Sean was located about 430 miles southwest of Bermuda, moving toward the west-northwest near 2 mph.According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, this general motion is expected to continue overnight Tuesday. A turn toward the northwest is forecast on Wednesday, with turns toward the north and then toward the northeast anticipated on Thursday.A tropical storm watch is in effect for Bermuda, which means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 50 mph, with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is possible over the next couple of days. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 230 miles, mainly to the north of the centre.Tropical storm conditions are possible on Bermuda late Thursday or early Friday.By Caribbean News Now contributor Tweetcenter_img Share Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

16 Aug

BH Olympian broke the Record of the Rally in Stockholm

first_imgState record holder of BiH in the shot put, Mesud Pezer, broke the record of the athletic rally “Indoor Raka Sparet” in Stockholm.The previous record of the rally was 19.99 meters, and Pezer changed it for 45 centimetres.This hit of 20.44 meters brought the first place to our Olympian on this athletic rally, which is a great introduction into the competition at which this young man from Zenica will participate next month.(Source: faktor.ba)last_img

13 Aug

Vipers SC sack Mexican coach Espinoza

first_imgJavier Martinez Espinoza. PHOTO VIPERS SC MEDIAKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda side Vipers SC has this evening terminated the services of its head coach Javier Martinez Espinoza.A statement on the football club’s website confirmed the sacking, and stated that, “The club management thanks the Mexican tactician for the services rendered to the club. Vipers SC will in the next 24 hours make major announcements on the new technical team after the restructuring aimed at helping Vipers achieve its desired objectives at both local and international level.”Failure to make it to the group stages of the African Club Championships after defeat away and at home by Algerian outfit CS Constantine last week, sealed the Mexican coach’s fate. The club has struggled to impress locally and on the continent.In their latest league game, Vipers could only manage a goalless draw against Uganda Premier League minnows Tooro United today.Meanwhile, Vipers sports club has been drawn against Tunisian giants CS Sfaxien in the CAF Confederations Cup play-off round for a slot in the group stages.The Venoms will host the first leg at St Mary’s stadium Kitende between 11th – 13th January 2019 with the second leg at Stade Tareb Mhiri a week later as per the Caf guidelines.The Uganda Premier League champions made it to this stage after elimination from the champions league by Algeria’s CS Constantine having gone past El Merriekh in the preliminary round.The first leg arrives after a congested league schedule where we meet URA on January 2nd before an away trip to Mwererwe to play Bright Stars on 5th January and a home fixture against Onduparaka on 9th January. And the second leg will be preceded by a Uganda cup engagement with a yet to be unknown opponent plus a delayed Mbarara City league match.Vipers will be aiming to qualify for the confederations cup group stages after failing short on the same assignment in the Caf champions league.Full CAFCC Playoff DrawsGor Mahia FC (Kenya) vs New Star de Douala (Cameroon)Al Ahli Benghazi (Libya) vs NA Hussein Dey (Algeria)Al Hilal (Sudan) vs Mukura Victory (Rwanda)Nkana FC (Zambia) vs FC San Pedro (Cote D’Ivoire)Zesco United FC (Zambia) vs Kaizer Chiefs (South Africa)Raja Casablanca (Morocco) vs African Stars (Namibia)RS Berkane (Morocco) vs ASC Jaraaf (Senegal)Zamalek (Egypt) vs IR Tanger (Morocco)CS Sfaxien (Tunisia) vs Vipers SC (Uganda)KCCA FC (Uganda) vs AS Otoho d’Oyo (Congo)Bantu FC (Lesotho) vs Rangers Int. FC (Nigeria)Coton Sport FC (Cameroon) vs Asante Kotoko FC (Ghana)Jimma Aba Jifar FC (Ethiopia) vs Hassania US Agadir (Morocco)Al Nasr (Libya) vs Salitas FC (Burkina Faso)Stade Malien (Mali) vs Atletico Petroleos (Angola)The 15 winners from the above encounters will join Etoile du Sahel of Tunisia in the group stages.***SOURCE: VIPERS SC MEDIAShare on: WhatsApplast_img read more

12 Jan

Skatepark developers returning to share design ideas

first_imgThis meeting will focus on development ideas provided by the extreme sport community of Fort St. John in the first meeting back on September 10.In that meeting, the general public in attendance provided ideas to Newline Skateparks’ Vice President Trevor Morgan on what features they would like to see built in the Energetic City’s new state-of-the-art skatepark.Tuesday’s meeting will revolve around various sketches and designs the company has come up with and will gauge how Fort St. John responds to its ideas.- Advertisement -The meeting will be taking place at the Pomeroy Sport Centre, running from 7 – 8:30 p.m.last_img read more

19 Nov

India, Germany vow strong measures against terror sponsors

first_img(EDS: Updating with joint statement and fresh quotes)By Aditi KhannaBerlin, May 30 (PTI) India and Germany today vowed to take “strong measures” against those who encourage, support and finance terrorism, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with German ChancellorAngela Merkel on a host of key issues like trade, skill development and climate change.”Pace of development of our relations is fast, direction positive and destination clear. Germany will always find India as powerful, prepared and capable partner,” Modi said at a joint press interaction after holding talks with Merkel.Following their talks, the two sides also signed 12 MOUs/agreements in fields like cyber policy, development initiatives, sustainable urban development, continued development of cluster managers and skill development, digitalisation, railway security and promoting vocational training.The two sides also issued a joint statement after Modi and Merkel held the fourth India-Germany Intergovernmental Consultations (IGC).The two leaders underlined their common concern about the threat and global reach of terrorism and extremism while condemning terrorist violence in all its forms and manifestations, the joint statement said.”They agreed on the need to take strong measures against all those who encourage, support and finance terrorism, provide sanctuary and safe havens that sustain and support terrorist groups and organisations,” it said.India and Germany hailed their closer collaboration in countering these challenges through regular meetings of the Joint Working Group on Counter Terrorism.They also called for finalisation and adoption of Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism, it said.Making a reference to terrorism, Modi said it was a big problem that faces future generations and all forces of humanity must come together to fight the menace.advertisement”Both our countries will work together to tackle this problem together and cyber security and intelligence sharing is a very important aspect of this cooperation,” he said.Modis remarks assume significance as they come in the wake of a spate of terror attacks that have struck European countries like Germany, France, the UK and Sweden recently. The latest terror attack to have rocked Europe was at a concert in Manchester where a suicide bomber blew himself up, killing 22 people.Modi said a comprehensive review of bilateral relations was undertaken during the talks with Merkel.”A quantum jump in economic relations can be seen between India and Germany and an outcome-oriented momentum can be seen building,” he said.”At the last IGC in New Delhi, we had set up a fast-track system for German companies to invest in India and that has shown very good results, especially the Mittlestand (medium enterprises) companies,” Modi told reporters.On her part, Merkel said India has proved to be a reliable partner and the two sides have been able to deepen cooperation.Modi also made a call for European Union (EU) unity and said India would play a positive role in enhancing that through Germany.In a major boost to Merkel, who has been fighting against secessionist tendencies within the economic bloc since the Brexit vote in June last year, the prime minister praised her “strong leadership”.”EU unity, proactiveness and strong relations with other countries is extremely important for global development. We want the EU to become stronger and India will play a positive role towards that through the medium of Germany,” Modi said.”Europe and the world are facing lots of challenges and to fight those, India believes, the world needs the strong leadership of Chancellor Merkel,” he said.Noting that India and Germany were “made for each other”, Modi highlighted that skills development was a key area of cooperation.Germany has set global benchmarks in the field of skill development, which is important for India, Modi said.India, with 800 million youth and 65 per cent of the population under the age of 35, will be benefited by skills development that Germany can provide, he said.Modi said bilateral cooperation will extend to the field of sports and the Indian youth can benefit from Germanys strong football training skills.Merkel said India and Germany had further expanded and deepened the bilateral relationship during Modis visit.”There has been signing of a number of declarations of intent with 1 billion euros going into development cooperation between the countries,” she told reporters.During their talks, the two leaders also expressed their commitment to strengthen global non-proliferation efforts.Germany also backed Indias bid for the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).Both countries, that are part of the G4, reaffirmed the urgent need for a comprehensive reform of the UN Security Council, including its expansion in both permanent and non- permanent categories of membership, to make it “more effective, efficient and responsive” to the existing challenges to international peace and security and representative of the contemporary geo-political realities, the statement said.advertisementIndia and Germany agreed to continue cooperation towards the common aim of developing climate-friendly, efficient and sustainable solutions for Indias expanding energy needs and other areas of sustainable development, the statement said.The two sides also vowed to strengthen the bilateral cyber relationship as laid out in the Joint Declaration of Intent on German-Indian Cooperation on Cyber Policy.”Both sides looked forward to a successful conclusion of the work of the UN Group of Governmental Experts in the Field of Information and Telecommunications in the Context of International Security,” the statement said.Modi and Merkel also underlined their determination to ease bilateral trade and investment.They pointed to the potential of open markets and the importance of investment protection for foreign investors for deepening trade relations and for attracting investments to the mutual benefit of both countries.”They also reaffirmed their strong commitment to the EU- India Broad Based Trade and Investment Agreement and their commitment to bring about a resumption of the negotiations at the earliest possible date. This would, inter alia, allow to establish provisions for the mutual protection of new foreign investments,” the statement said.The signing ceremony for the MoUs took place at the Chancellery, the office of the German Chancellor, between senior Indian and German ministers and envoys before Modi and Merkel addressed the media.The two leaders formal IGC deliberations lasted over an hour.Modi was joined by his delegation of senior ministers includingMinister for Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan,Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Energy Minister Piyush Goyal and Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar.The last IGC was held in New Delhi in October, 2015, when bilateral ties were significantly scaled up.Modi and Chancellor Merkel later proceeded to their meeting withseniorbusiness leadersbefore inaugurating the Indo-German Business Summit 2017.Germany is the largest trade partner for India in the EU and one of the leading sources of foreign direct investment (FDI) into the country.”There has been FDI of 2 billion dollars (from Germany) in the past two years,” Indian Ambassador to Germany Mukta Dutta Tomar, said, highlighting the success of a fast track mechanism set up in 2015 to assist German businesses work in India and improve the ease of doing business. 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