4 Jun

No oral hearing on Aughinish rock-blasting

first_imgShannon Airport braced for a devastating blow CAPPAGH Farmers Support Group (CFSG) have criticised An Bord Pleanála for rejecting their application for an oral hearing regarding Rusal Aughinish’s plans to rock-blast close to the red mud ponds on their site at Aughinish Island.CFSG chairman Pat Geoghegan believes it has denied his group the opportunity to air their views publicly to the dangers of the rock blasting. He also says that Rusal’s burrow pit proposal will have a life-long detrimental impact on fauna, wildlife, marine life and the natural environment.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We believe such an application was reckless in the first place to be even lodged by this company. It would entail the setting off of explosives metres from an embankment storing approximately 40 million tonnes of toxic waste.“Should the embankment, which is only made up of crush rock was to be breached, it would allow thousands of tonnes to immediately flow into the Shannon destroying all before it,” Mr Geoghegan warned.This would leave the River Shannon destroyed for decades to come and clean up costs running into millions.“All this to save the company the cost of sourcing rock, which can easily be got from quarries in the area.”“An Bord Pleanála’s decision has also denied our group a forum for Irish and international experts to highlight the very real dangers of this rock blasting operation. We had also secured the services of an environment expert who has studied the dangers such blasting would have to the environment such as in Hungary in 2010 when people died and the local environment was destroyed,” he told the Limerick Post.Most of all, this decision has denied the local community an opportunity to voice their anger and their concerns to this blasting going ahead for approximately ten years and the effect it will also have on their property.“It’s a sad day that shows us and the public the protection that this company is afforded by An Bord Pleanála that they are not answerable to the public as we now await a final decision to be made.”In their response to the group’s claims, An Bord Pleanála stated that it has decided to determine the appeal without an oral hearing.“The Board has concluded that the appeal can be dealt with adequately through written procedures,” a spokesman explained. Facebook TAGSAughinishAughinish AluminaEnvironmentNewspoliticsRusal Limerick centre needed to tackle environmental issues Twitter Linkedin WhatsApp Email Vicky calls for right to die with dignitycenter_img Previous article€1.8 million spent on private ambulancesNext articleMind the windows Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year NewsEnvironmentPoliticsNo oral hearing on Aughinish rock-blastingBy Alan Jacques – July 13, 2018 1536 Limerick on Covid watch list Advertisement Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat last_img read more

2 Mar

Broccoli Samurai Covers The Rick And Morty Theme Song At Funk Fest [Video]

first_imgCleveland’s native sons Broccoli Samurai made fans of Rick and Morty, the hit Adult Swim animated series, take notice at the recent Funk Fest in Punta Gorda when they laid down a spot-on cover of the enormously successful show’s theme song, a tune which has been in their live rotation for some time now. The song was slipped into the middle of their well-received set at the Florida festival just as a spectacular sunset gave them a beautiful backdrop to play against. Broccoli Samurai is no stranger to the festival stages, as they have notched dozens of appearances around the country since their founding in 2010.Deadmau5 Spent $15K On “Rick And Morty” McDonald’s Szechuan Sauce To Give To Fans [Listen]In addition to several strong selections from their original repertoire, the band also slipped a second cover into their set in the form of Lotus‘s Nomad track “Greet The Mind”. You can see videos of Broccoli Samurai’s Rick and Morty theme and their rendition of “Greet The Mind” below:Broccoli Samurai – “Rick And Morty Theme”Broccoli Samurai – “Greet The Mind”Broccoli Samurai joined a fantastic lineup of funk acts both new and old over the course of two days in sunny Punta Gorda. Other artists on the 2018 bill included Tower of Power, Blackberry Smoke, Turkuaz, The Soul Rebels, Here Come The Mummies, Joe Marcinek, Wild Adriatic, Resinated, Band of Heathens, Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes, Voodoo Visionary, Gang of Thieves, and Reverend Barry & The Funk.For a list of Broccoli Samurai’s upcoming performances, head to the band’s website.Keep your eyes out for further coverage from a fantastic weekend of funk at Funk Fest Punta Gorda.last_img read more

18 Jan

Helen Mirren on the One Thing That Could Derail The Audience

first_img Related Shows The Audience’s Dame Helen Mirren stopped by Late Night on April 21 to talk about reigning over Broadway…and fangirling over Vin Diesel (really). Host Seth Meyers asked how the show, about the Queen’s “audiences” with her Prime Ministers, copes with updates such as the upcoming British General Election. The answer from the Oscar winner was that they take it in their stride, with one caveat. “The terrible thing is that if something really dramatic happens in the royal family I don’t know how we’ll deal with that,” she admitted. Take a look at the clips below, and catch Mirren in The Audience at the Schoenfeld Theatre through June 28. Show Closed This production ended its run on June 28, 2015 The Audience View Commentslast_img read more

22 Sep

Buhari salutes Kamaru Usman for retaining UFC title

first_imgRelatedPosts Nigeria dying under Buhari’s jackboot, by Tunde Odesola Edo poll: APC supporters commend Buhari for providing level playing field Buhari holds closed-door meeting with Ghana’s President President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Kamarudeen Usman on the successful defence of his Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight title with an emphatic win over Jorge Masvidal.The President’s congratulatory message was conveyed in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Sunday. Buhari commended the courageous fighter for finishing strong inside the octagon, proudly flying the green and white colours in distant lands.According to the President, as the first African-born and Nigerian UFC Champion, Usman has reminded the world that good things and great people still come out of Nigeria.While the global COVID-19 pandemic may have brought gloom to many families and nations, the President expressed delight and appreciation that Usman has lifted the nation spirits with another professional performance.He said this had also proven that things would surely get better at the fullness of time “when we remain committed to our vision”.Buhari wished Usman the very best and more victories in his career and prayed that like fine wine, he improves with age. Tags: Femi AdesinaJorge MasvidalKamaru UsmanMuhammadu Buharilast_img read more