Pothole safety hazard in Newcastle West

first_imgTwitter Linkedin Advertisement Limerick TD says GLAS payments welcome but ‘much more action’ needed to support Agri-sector Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins appointed as Minister of State Sarah’s winning recipe to keep cabin fever at bay Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Cllr Jerome ScanlanTHE problem of potholes at Nash’s Lane in Newcastle West has been described as “an embarrassment and safety hazard” that needs to be addressed in the interests of safety and local connectivity.Speaking at this Wednesday’s municipal district meeting, Fine Gael Councillor Jerome Scanlan suggested that Limerick city and county council’s director of Travel and Transportation, Paul Crowe, should take a trip to the laneway to see the potholes firsthand.“It’s a disaster area. Pedestrians are up and down this very thoroughfare all day. What if something happens?” asked Cllr Scanlan.Fianna Fail councillor Michael Collins told council members that he had spoken to one of the owners of the laneway and been informed that it had always been maintained by the local authority in the past.“They are not potholes up there, but craters,” said Cllr Collins.“It wouldn’t take a lot for the Council to send someone up there with a few buckets of tar and chip,” he suggested.Fine Gael councillor Liam Galvin warned the council executive that if anything happened at this site, that they would be responsible.In response, the Council’s operations manager for West and South Division, Brian Kennedy explained, “The lane in question, even though utilised by the public, is in private ownership. It was due to be developed as part of the proposed planning permission for the Aldi site.”Director of services, Paul Crowe, also told councillors that it was his understanding that Aldi were responsible for maintaining the property under their planning application. Top Fianna Fáil councillor will reject Green coalition deal center_img Previous article#newmusic JAPE – New album and tourNext articleNew Year brings in evictions Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email TAGSCllr Jerome ScanlanCllr Liam GalvinCllr Michael CollinsFianna FáilFine GaellimerickLimerick City and County CouncilMunicipal District of Newcastle WestNewcastle West NewsLocal NewsPothole safety hazard in Newcastle WestBy Alan Jacques – January 8, 2015 651 Facebook Decision to enter Phase 4 of reopening Ireland deferred to August 10 WhatsApp Mayor welcomes the re-opening of non-essential retail across Limerick last_img read more

2020 Rás Tailteann Postponed

first_imgPrint Linkedin Advertisement Facebook Previous articleSenior Football clubs join forces to raise money for front line staffNext articleRadiographers in UHL making everyone smile Raffaele Rocca WhatsAppcenter_img Cyclist Man Racing Bike OutdoorFOLLOWING the recent developments and recommendations from Cycling Ireland, the UCI, the HSE, SportIreland and the Government of Ireland.Cáirde Rás Tailteann has decided to postpone the 2020 Rás Tailteann which was due to return to the roads of Ireland in June 2020 after a hiatus in 2019. This is directly as a result of accelerating developments relating tothe Covid-19 virus pandemic.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Considering the nature of the public health emergency Ireland and the world is currently dealing with and the progressive evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cáirde Rás Tailteann has decided that it is in thebest interests of everyone associated with the event and the wider public to temporarily postpone the 2020 event from its planned start date on June 10th next” said Eugene Moriarty, the 2020 Race Director.He added “The decision to postpone has not been taken lightly, but when we consider the on-going restrictionsthat are in place, the current workload of An Garda Síochána, County Councils and the Health Service, all of whom play integral roles in an event of this stature, we feel it is only appropriate that planning for the 2020 Rásdoes not add to the immediate burden faced by our critical frontline public servants”Cáirde Rás Tailteann will continue to monitor the situation and provide any updates that may be relevant asmore information becomes available. The group has made many preparations for the 2020 event and currentlyis now actively working toward staging Rás Tailteann in the latter half of the 2020 racing season, after July.They will continue to work with Cycling Ireland to promote the event on any suitable date that may becomeavailable before the end of the 2020 season. They will reassess the situation in the first week of June and releasea formal update thereafter.According to Ger Campbell the 2020 Route Designer “we do not foresee any changes to the route that has beenpublished, so it will be a matter of managing any changes that may be necessary in relation to a change of dates.This is of course contingent on any opportunity that may become available to put the Rás safely back on the roads of Ireland later in 2020, if the prevailing circumstances would allow and most importantly that it is safe todo so”Promoted under Cycling Ireland rulesThe race receives financial support from Sport Ireland.Email: [email protected] Web: www.rasireland.ieCáirde Rás Tailteann understand that the decision to postpone is disappointing to all the teams, riders, officials,supporters and the wider sporting public who expressed such overwhelming support for the return of the event tothe roads of Ireland in 2020.However, they are confident that should pandemic abate there is no reason currently that could prevent 2020Rás from going ahead in the latter half of the season.The post 2020 Rás Tailteann Postponed appeared first on Sporting Limerick. Twitter Email News2020 Rás Tailteann PostponedBy Raffaele Rocca – April 6, 2020 68 last_img read more

In April, the number of overnight stays of domestic tourists increased, while the number of foreign tourists decreased

first_imgIn April 2018, 951 thousand tourist arrivals were realized in commercial accommodation facilities, which is 3,8% more than in April 2017. Tourists realized 2,5 million overnight stays, which is 1,5% less compared to the same period last year , according to data from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS).The great news is that domestic tourists in April 2018 realized 167 thousand arrivals and 374 thousand overnight stays, which is an increase in arrivals by 14,5% and an increase in overnight stays by 10,1% compared to April 2017. Foreign tourists realized 783 thousand arrivals and 2,1 million overnight stays, which is 1,8% more arrivals but 3,2% fewer overnight stays compared to April 2017.Without a domestic base, tourism in the pre- and post-season, as well as on the continent, cannot be developed in the long run. The introduction of the so-called Cro card, which will certainly encourage domestic consumption and tourism on the continent and out of peak season.Most overnight stays were realized in Dubrovnik In April 2014, the highest number of tourist nights was realized in Dubrovnik, 267 thousand, of which foreign tourists realized 94% of overnight stays and domestic 6%. Compared to April 2017, the number of domestic tourist nights recorded a slight increase, by 0,8%, while the number of foreign tourist nights decreased by 2,3%. Tourists from the United Kingdom realized the most overnight stays, more than 36 overnight stays.Most tourist nights from Slovenia and Germany             The highest number of overnight stays by foreign tourists in April 2018 was realized by tourists from Slovenia, 363 thousand overnight stays (17% of total overnight stays of foreign tourists) and tourists from Germany, with 343 thousand overnight stays by tourists (16% of total overnight stays by foreign tourists). Compared to April 2017, tourists from Slovenia increased their overnight stays by 15%, while tourists from Germany decreased their overnight stays by 17%. This is followed by overnight stays of tourists from Austria (11%), Italy (7%), Great Britain (6%) and France and Poland (4% each).For the third month in a row, most overnight stays in Istria County In the County of Istria, tourists realized 246 thousand arrivals and 779 thousand overnight stays in April 2018, which is a slight decrease in tourist arrivals, by 0,3%, and a decrease in overnight stays by 4,5% compared to April 2017. Compared to April 2017 Domestic tourists increased their arrivals by 34,7% and increased their overnight stays by 31,3%, while foreign tourists decreased their arrivals by 4,2% and their overnight stays by 7,5%. Tourists from Slovenia realized the most overnight stays, 201 thousand (26% of the total overnight stays in the County of Istria). Compared to April 2017, tourists from Slovenia increased their arrivals by 19% and the number of overnight stays by 21%.Photo: Ecomuseum Batana, RovinjMost nights spent in hotels In April 2018, tourists spent the most nights in hotels, 1,4 million overnight stays, which is 55% of the total number of overnight stays. Compared to April 2017, hotels achieved an increase in arrivals by 0,6%, and a decrease in tourist nights by 5,5%.In April 2018, tourists had at their disposal 194 thousand rooms, apartments and camping places with a total of 495 thousand permanent beds. In the group Hotels and similar accommodation, there were a total of 70 thousand rooms and suites available to tourists (which is 36,0% of the total number of available rooms and suites) with a total of 144 thousand permanent beds (which is 29,2% of the total number of available permanent beds). bed). The average occupancy of rooms was 47,4%, and permanent beds 42,2%.Tourists aged 65 and over realized the most overnight stays In April 2018, tourists in the age group of 65 and over realized the most overnight stays, 431 thousand, which is 17% of the total overnight stays. They are followed by tourists in the age group from 35 to 44 years and from 45 to 54 years (16% of the total number of nights spent in each group).Increase in tourist arrivals and overnight stays in the first four months In the first four months of 2018, tourists made 1,8 million arrivals and 4,5 million overnight stays in commercial accommodation facilities, which is an increase of 10,7% in arrivals and a 7,9% increase in tourist overnight stays compared to the same period in 2017. In the first four months of 2018, domestic tourists realized 456 thousand arrivals and one million overnight stays, which is 9,3% more arrivals and 7,6% more overnight stays of domestic tourists than in the same period last year.In the first four months of 2018, foreign tourists realized 1,4 million arrivals and 3,5 million overnight stays, which is an increase in arrivals by 11,1% and an increase in tourist nights by 8,0% compared to the same period last year. Most overnight stays of foreign tourists were realized by tourists from Germany (14,9%), Slovenia (14,8%), Austria (11,5%) and Italy (7,1%).last_img read more

This week’s TV best bet: It’s time for playoff baseball

first_imgThis week’s Monday night game (ESPN, 5:15 p.m.) is an AFC West matchup between the unbeaten K.C. Chiefs and Denver Broncos, always a tense affair, and the Thursday game on Fox and the NFL Network will be the Patriots, suddenly warm after a ragged start, hosting Indianapolis.As long as the Rams keep winning impressively and the Chargers playing competitively, no one will complain about NFL scheduling in L.A. on Sundays. Fox has a Green Bay-Detroit and Rams-Seattle doubleheader at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., and CBS another AFC West match between the Oakland Raiders, who once called L.A. home, and the L.A. Chargers, who are in year three in L.A. (2017, 2018, and 1960 when they began life in the AFL before moving to San Diego). Take that bit of knowledge to a bar and win a bet.The Sunday night telecast on NBC is a Texas affair: Dallas at Houston. Expect Al Michaels to name-drop Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke.College footballOctober 4-6The Thursday (Tulsa-Houston) and Friday (Georgia Tech-Louisville) affairs from ESPN are blah, unless you like Ivy League Friday football (Dartmouth-Yale on ESPNU at 3 p.m.). Did you know that prospective Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh went to Yale Law School? It’s been in the news.Your remote guideline for Saturday: 9 a.m., Texas-Oklahoma (Fox) or Alabama-Arkansas (ESPN); 12:30 p.m., you can go south with LSU-Florida (CBS) and Florida State-Miami (CBS) or west with San Diego State-Boise State (ESPNU) and Navy-Air Force(CBSSN); 4 p.m., Auburn-Mississippi State (ESPN2) or Washington at soon-to-be-0-5 UCLA (Fox); 5 p.m., Notre Dame-Virginia Tech (ABC); and 7:30 p.m., Utah-Stanford (ESPN).NHLOct. 3, 5The season opens Wednesday and the Anaheim Ducks are at San Jose at 7:30 p.m. (Prime Ticket, NBCSN). Then the Sharks come to Los Angeles for the Kings’ season opener at Staples at 7:30 p.m. (FSW, NBCSN).Both locals say they’re going to play at a faster pace this season. San Jose should be a good marker whether that’s going to be true or not.SoccerOct. 5, 7The CONCACAF division of 2019 World Cup qualifying settles in this week, with the top three teams in the eight-team field earning automatic bids to the Cup; a fourth team gets a later one-game shot to make it as well.Fox Sports 1 has the Canada-Jamaica game Friday at 5:30 p.m., and then comes back Sunday (2 p.m.) with the Panama-U.S. game. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Monday’s playoff games basically determine which teams have to play in the wild-card game to get to the League Division Series. The winners advance to the series, which will give them time to adjust their pitching and cut their rosters to 25 players and avoid the one-and-done nature of the wild-card games.The Dodgers are expected to start Walker Buehler on Monday, the right-hander who has been the most consistent starter of the second half. If they lose, they are in a bind since Hyun-Jin Ryu and Clayton Kershaw would be starting on short rest because they pitched Friday and Saturday. They would have to choose between Ross Stripling or Alex Wood. The only saving grace is that the Cubs and Brewers would be in the same situation regarding their best starting pitchers.As if anyone needs reminding, the Dodgers have not won the World Series since 1988. The Cubs last won in 2016, the Braves in 1995 and the Rockies and Brewers have never won one. In the AL, Houston won in 2018, Boston in 2013, the Yankees in 2009, Oakland in 1989 and the Indians in 1948.BEST OF THE RESTThe NFLOctober 1, 4, 7Give the NFL credit for keeping the early season slate fresh.center_img MLB PlayoffsMonday, N. West playoff, Colorado at Dodgers, ESPN, 1 p.m.Monday, NL Central playoff, Milwaukee at Chicago, ESPN, 10 a.m.Tuesday, NL wild card playoff, Dodgers/Rockies at Milwaukee/Chicago, ESPN, 5 p.m.Wednesday, AL wild card playoff, Oakland at N.Y. Yankees, 5 p.m., TBSThursday-Sunday, ALDS, TBS; NLDS, FS1/MLBN.It’s the best of all possible times in sports. Baseball’s playoffs begin, wilder this year than any other. The NFL reaches month two, college football launches its second half mid-month, the NHL season begins Wednesday and the NBA season tips off on Oct. 16. It’s like eating breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert at the same time. Gluttony wins!Baseball concluded the regular season Sunday and four teams will meet in a plus-one Monday. The Dodgers host the Rockies for the NL West title (ESPN, 1 p.m.) and Milwaukee plays at Chicago for the NL Central title (ESPN, 10 a.m.) The winners advance to the NLDS series beginning Thursday while the losers head to the one-game wild-card playoff game Tuesday (ESPN, 5 p.m.)The AL wild-card game will be Wednesday at 5 p.m. (TBS), with Oakland playing at the N.Y. Yankees. The winner advances to the ALDS, which begins Friday. Fox Sports 1 and the MLB Network will air the NLDS playoff series, while TBS has the ALDS playoffs.last_img read more

Touch Football Western Australia gaining momentum

first_imgTouch Football continues to make an impact in Western Australia but the road remains long and bumpy.Touch Football Western Australia (TFWA) have sent two teams to this week’s X-Blades National Youth League Championships (NYC) in Port Macquarie to give their top younger players an opportunity to compete against the best in Australia.Although results haven’t gone the way they would have liked, TFWA sports program co-ordinator and NYC tour manager Karon Boston said it was about the experience.“It is extremely important, if we don’t get the players to tour and the coaches to tour they don’t see what the next step is,” Boston said.“All the players and coaches enjoy being able to challenge themselves and take on the best of the best; it is extremely important for our development.”Boston said the sport was coming along in the western state.“It’s starting to take off in leap and bounds because we have got quite a few schools now that are starting to ask for those new clinics,” she said.“We also have a new program in Western Australia called the Western Tigers AusSquad Academy, which is for our elite players. “We have selected 40 players from our junior state championships and they get together once a month for some intensive training sessions.”Boston said TFWA have the players at their disposal but don’t have the same number for coaches.“There are some difficulties there because coaching is a volunteer position.“You have to get people to have time off work and commit to four or five months worth of training sessions and then take some time off to come over here, it is always difficult. “But we are working on it, we have some fairly new coaches on board this year and it is starting to pick up.”There are 24 Touch Football affiliates in Western Australia.TFWA have also had players represent Australia such as Shelley Matcham, Angela Doyle and Stuart Brierty.Brierty will play for his adopted state NSW in the 2012 State of Origin Series (SOO) that will be played tomorrow and Saturday.For more information on the NYC, SOO series and Touch Football in Western Australia, check out these websites:NYC – www.nyc.mytouchfooty.comSOO – www.soo.mytouchfooty.comTouch Football Western Australia – www.touchwest.com Touch Football Australia – www.austouch.com.auOr FOLLOW us on Twitter or LIKE us on our Facebook page. Related LinksTouch Football WAlast_img read more

10 months agoBarcelona make Tottenham striker Kane top choice to replace Suarez

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona make Tottenham striker Kane top choice to replace Suarezby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona have placed Tottenham striker Harry Kane top of their shortlist of names to succeed Luis Suarez.Mundo Deportivo says Barca have launched plans to find a replacement for the Uruguay international – and among the names under consideration, Spurs ace Kane is the top choice.While accepting the chances of prising Kane away from Tottenham appear remote, Barca intend to test the resolve of their chairman Daniel Levy later this year with an offer for the England captain.At 25, Barca see Kane as a future Ballon d’Or winner and a player capable of making a global impact on and off the pitch.But Levy is unlikely to consider any type of sale unless the player, himself, kicks up a fuss. last_img read more

Report: 4-Star PF Noah Dickerson Has Asked Florida For A Release From His Letter Of Intent

first_imgNew Florida basketball coach Mike White inherits a Florida program that has been very strong over the last few decades, but he has some work to do to lock down the 2015 recruiting class built by Billy Donovan. Four star Noah Dickerson of Monteverde Academy had been one of the cornerstones of the Gators’ class, but according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, he is looking to reevaluate his college options with Donovan out of the picture.Florida signee Noah Dickerson told ESPN he has asked for his release.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) May 13, 2015Dickerson committed to Florida back in August, and has offers from Connecticut, Georgetown, LSU, N.C. State, Ohio State, Virginia, and numerous other programs, including much of the SEC. It should be noted that last night, he retweeted a message in support of White getting verified on Twitter.dickersonwhiteRTMaybe Florida still has a chance to finish with Dickerson’s commitment. Either way, he is well within his right to want to reevaluate things after the departure of the coach that he had committed to. We should find out where he will end up fairly soon.last_img read more

Finance Department trims longterm deficit projections after year of growth

first_imgOTTAWA – The federal Finance Department has shaved several years of projected deficits from Canada’s long-term financial future following better-than-expected economic growth in 2017 — though many more years of deficits remain.Finance officials predicted in a report released Friday that barring any policy changes, the federal government could be on track to run annual shortfalls until 2045-46, compared to projections last year that deficits would run to 2050-51.If such a scenario played out, the deficit would reach an annual high of $24.8 billion around 2030-31 before beginning to fall.By 2040-41, the federal debt would top out at around $1.08 trillion before starting to fall, as compared to last year’s prediction that it would reach $1.55 trillion by 2050-51.The improvement is attributed to an overall boost in the fiscal outlook, particularly in the medium term, which comes after the Canadian economy mounted a surprise resurgence over the past 12 months.While long-term predictions contain considerable uncertainty, Finance Minister Bill Morneau nonetheless said the projections prove the Liberal government’s plan is bearing fruit.“We have an ambitious plan to grow Canada’s economy by investing in people, growing the middle class and helping those working hard to join it,” Morneau said in a statement Friday. “Our plan is working.”The Liberals won the 2015 election on a plan to spur economic growth by running annual deficits of no more than $10 billion over the first couple years to pay for infrastructure investments before balancing the books in 2019-20.But they abandoned those so-called “fiscal anchors” as the economy took a beating from collapsing oil prices in 2016, and have instead focused on lowering the debt-to-GDP ratio, which is a measure of Ottawa’s debt burden.The Liberals have not set a timeline for a return to balance.The Opposition Conservatives wasted no time latching onto Friday’s report to further their argument that the Liberals are leaving a legacy of debt.“Justin Trudeau will be a 74-year-old man relaxing on a private island before the budget is balanced,” Conservative finance critic Pierre Poilievre said in a statement.“He is leaving the next generation with the bill for his reckless spending and the only way he can pay that bill is by raising taxes.”The Finance report emphasized investments in skills and technology as it warned that Canada’s aging population will contribute less to the economy and instead become a drain on public finances in the coming years.That warning largely explained why the GDP was projected to see slower growth between 2023-2055 than in previous decades, going back to 1950.“It is therefore imperative to continue to grow the economy by investing in the middle class and in the skills and technology that will make Canada more productive, competitive and fair,” the report read.“In particular, improving the economic participation of groups traditionally under-represented in the labour market, including women, Indigenous people, older workers, newcomers and persons with disabilities, is key to Canada’s long-term fiscal and economic performance.”— Follow @leeberthiaume on Twitter.last_img read more

Heres a list of September inflation rates for selected Canadian cities

first_imgOTTAWA – Canada’s national annual inflation rate was 2.2 per cent in September, Statistics Canada says. The agency also released rates for major cities, but cautioned that figures may have fluctuated widely because they are based on small statistical samples (previous month in brackets):— St. John’s, N.L.: 1.2 per cent (2.4)— Charlottetown-Summerside: 1.8 (3.1)— Halifax: 1.5 (2.7)— Saint John, N.B.: 1.9 (2.6)— Quebec: 1.5 (1.8)— Montreal: 1.8 (2.0)— Ottawa: 2.4 (3.2)— Toronto: 2.2 (3.1)— Thunder Bay, Ont.: 2.0 (2.7)— Winnipeg: 2.2 (2.8)— Regina: 1.8 (2.1)— Saskatoon: 1.8 (2.0)— Edmonton: 3.3 (3.4)— Calgary: 2.8 (3.0)— Vancouver: 2.7 (2.8)— Victoria: 2.4 (2.5)— Whitehorse, Yukon: 2.5 (3.9)— Yellowknife, NWT: 2.9 (3.3)— Iqaluit, Nunavut: 2.9 (4.4)last_img read more

Gurugram mob attack 2 of 5 accused have criminal past

first_imgGurugram: Five days after a mob attack in Bhoop Singh area near Bhondsi in Gurugram, the district police have begun to take stringent action against the culprits. As of now, five arrests have been made in the case. Interestingly, the profile of the accused who have been arrested in the case highlighted how the accused did not dither in indulging in the brazen act. Two people who have been arrested as of now have criminal past and have got various cases registered against them. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderAmong them, Sunil who belongs to Bhondsi village has even been to jail two times prior to the recent case in which he has been arrested. Sections under Indian Penal Code for which he has been tried are 188 (preventing civil servant from discharging the duty), 120-B (criminal conspiracy), 174-A, 420 (theft) and fraud under 61-1-14 of the excise. He was arrested along with Dharmender who has been involved in the cases of violence like this before as cases under sections of 323 (causing voluntary hurt) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC are already registered against him. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsOn March 24, the district police arrested two people namely and Amit. Dhirender runs his own dairy around the area where Mohammad Sajid and his family were beaten. The first arrest made in the case two days after the incident was that of Mahesh who has been claimed to be the mastermind behind the vicious assault on the day of Holi. Even though he does not have any criminal background, it has come to the fore that Mahesh (20) dropped out of school in the eighth standard and was unemployed. A brother of four sisters, Mahesh had lost his father recently due to cardiac arrest and is living with his 55-year-old mother. Majority of the arrests have been made from the Naya Gaon. Being a Gujjar dominated area, the progress of the region can be gauged from the fact that for senior secondary the residents of the area have to rely on schools in Badshapur that is eight kilometres from the village. Meanwhile, after making sharp attacks on the government on the handling of the situation, various leaders of the political parties have now started visiting the victims.last_img read more