Major grants boost for county Limerick projects

first_imgNo vaccines in Limerick yet O’Donnell Welcomes Major Enhancement Works for Castletroy Neighbourhood Park RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin New parklet changes Catherine Street dining experience The Lough Gur centre which will feature in the lecture Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Twitter Facebook Email Print Previous articleCannabis seized by Limerick gardaiNext articleFriars’ Gate’s welcome for Fred and Alice Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. WhatsApp Minister Patrick O’ Donavon launches Virtual Tour of Lough Gur Advertisement The Lough Gur centreA GRANTS bonanza, which will be worth almost €18 million, has been announced for the county to help fund projects ranging from a state of the art athletics hub to resurfacing a car park.The multi-million figure is calculated when matching funding for various projects is taken into account.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Members of Limerick City and County Council were informed at their September meeting last Monday that among the major projects being funded are the Lough Gur Greenway and Solstice Park which will benefit from a €1.1 million allocation.The Great Southern Trail, is set to benefit from a €1 million allocation and €500,00 has been set aside to fund the installation of 70 CCTV cameras to combat rural crime and anti-social behaviour at various locations around the county.A regional athletics hub, to be based in Newcastlewest will get €452,000 and the Murroe sports facility will get €500,000.€853,032 has been allocated for building and restoration works at Nicholas Street in Limerick City centre.Smaller projects include €247,000 for a pedestrian bridge in Kilmallock and €51,000 for a social cohesion project in Rathkeale involving the settled and Traveller communities.€250,000 has been set aside for village renewal in Patrickswell. €109,250 has been allocated to each of four areas for improving public areas through mending footpaths and other public works.The allocations are going to Adare/Rathkeale, the Metropolitan District of Limerick City, Newcastlewest and Cappamore/Kilmallock.The money is being allocated under various headings and comes from council coffers and Fáilte Ireland’s tourism promotion budget.After announcing details of the funds, Council chief executive Conn Murray said that the projects chosen for funding “will improve tourism, leisure and urban renewal across county Limerick while increasing the attractiveness of Limerick as a place to live, work and visit”. NewsMajor grants boost for county Limerick projectsBy Bernie English – September 22, 2016 990 Limerick’s O’Connell Street Revitalisation Works to go ahead TAGSfeaturedgrantsGreat Southern TrailLimerick City and County CouncilLough Gur last_img read more

Bishop Leahy: Need to keep up our guard at informal moments

first_imgDonal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post In his statement after weekend Masses, Bishop Leahy said that everything points to the fact that we are at a tipping-point again with COVID-19 and individual responsibility can ensure the balance is in favour of public health.Letting our guard down can be dangerous but doing the basics around COVID-19 can be a life-saving services.“With the news that Dublin has moved onto level 3 of the Government’s COVID-19 Resilience and National Recovery Plan, we are reminded again that the battle against COVID-19 is far from over and all need to do our part to combat the very serious threat that keeps stalking us,” he said.“If we’re honest, however, I believe we need all of us to be more careful with ‘the standing around’ moments in the ‘in-between’ times – whether it be after significant social events, after funerals, after special celebratory moments.“We’re human, we like to socialise and chat. It’s natural we find ourselves letting our guard down and lingering for long periods of time in conversation and banter but forgetting social distance and masks. This can be very dangerous.“Let’s encourage each other to keep up our guard even in the informal moments. Perhaps some of us need to take on the friendly referee role and remind each other when things are beginning to get too loose. We’ll be doing each other not just a favour but a life-saving service.”Bishop Leahy said that generally the response has been good to health protection measures around COVID-19 and he’s been particularly pleased with the efforts made to make churches safe.“Most of us at this stage have taken on board the recommendations to wear masks, keep social distance, sanitise when we go to work, or enter shops, or find ourselves in public spaces. “I have been very impressed by how much has gone into making sure churches are safe places and I thank those participating in liturgies for being so careful in wearing their mask, keeping social distance and sanitising. But we have work to do.”He continued: “We’re not far off a tipping point in this again, perhaps back where we were in the weeks ahead of lockdown. The difference is now that we know what to do but really need to tighten up and do it better again. “For all the focus on the politics in this, it’s really about the person. It comes down again and again to our personal and social responsibility. Each of us can play a unique part in this collective battle against COVID-19,” he concluded. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Previous articleIrish Female Artists pave the way for their European counterparts, with the support of LSAD & the [email protected] Programme.Next articleFive Hubs across Co. Limerick Receive Support To Reopen Meghann Scully Email Linkedin Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Advertisement Printcenter_img WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR BISHOP of Limerick Brendan Leahy has said that we must “keep up our guard” in the fight against COVID-19 in the informal moments, including after religious ceremonies. WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads LimerickNewsBishop Leahy: Need to keep up our guard at informal momentsBy Meghann Scully – September 21, 2020 70 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Twitter Facebook Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

VIRUS TODAY: President Biden extends ban on foreclosures

first_img Pinterest Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 16, 2021 TAGS  WhatsApp President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden arrive at Andrews Air Force Base after spending the weekend at Camp David, Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md. WhatsApp VIRUS TODAY: President Biden extends ban on foreclosurescenter_img Pinterest Facebook Twitter Previous articleAVer Announces CAM520 Pro2 & VC520 Pro2Next article Cross Country Healthcare to Attend the Truist Securities 2021 Technology, Internet & Services Virtual Conference and Oppenheimer’s 31st Annual Virtual Healthcare Conference Digital AIM Web Support Twitter Local NewsBusinessUS Newslast_img read more

Investigation ongoing as one man is charged in relation to telephone wire theft

first_img WhatsApp Investigation ongoing as one man is charged in relation to telephone wire theft Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Newsx Adverts RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Pinterest Previous articleDrink-drive limit to be halved in Northern IrelandNext articleNo foul play suspected after man found dead in Bundoran News Highland Gardai in the Milford District say one man has been charged as part of an ongoing investigation into the disappearance of a quantity of telephone wire and other metal bases materials.There were a number of searches in the Fanad area last week, and as part of that operation, the man was detained and charged. He is currently on bail pending a court appearance.Gardai say the investigation is ongoing. 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By News Highland – September 26, 2011 center_img Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Blind spot

first_imgBlind spotOn 1 Oct 2000 in Personnel Today Antibiotics, antibacterial agents, heart stimulants,anti-depressive drugs and anti-arthritic drugs along with medication used tocontrol high blood pressure and epilepsy can significantly alter vision,increasing the risk of accidents. Employers too often neglect one of their most valuable tools– their workers’ eyes. But failing to undertake assessments could cost boththem and their employees dear.  By DrJanet Voke Dr Janet Voke runs regular practical Eyes at Worktraining courses. Tel: 01483 861213; fax 861210 Many industries rely heavily on the vision of their employeesto make critical decisions, yet protective measures are often appliedhaphazardly and the effect of industrial conditions and advancing age on eyesare little considered. While great pains are taken to ensure the health of eyes atwork through legislation and recommended practice, in reality it is an areafrequently neglected. A gradual development of normal colour perception from birthtowards youth and a gradual decline from between 30 and 40 are widely reported.Generally, a red-green deterioration is believed to begin around 55 to 60years, but a more marked loss in blue-green discrimination accompanies it froman earlier age – even from the third decade of life. Such changes can bedetected by the more sensitive standard tests for colour blindness. Medication Comments are closed. A relatively simple operation now replaces the opaque lenswith a clear perspex implant and vision is restored. Failing sight in older age poses a greater risk of accidentsand reduced efficiency. At work these potential problems can bring significantrisks and undermine the confidence of employee and management. Although factory lighting has improved greatly in recentyears, when operators work in dark rooms the problem of glare can easily arise.Blinds should be carefully situated in workplaces and operators should nothesitate to use them – this is particularly important for users of visualdisplay units. Glare EU regulations require all workstations to be assessed forpotential risk. Visual fatigue is the greatest problem and those over 40 wouldbe expected to complain most frequently. Related posts:No related photos. The range of drugs available today can also threaten thevisual efficiency of staff through side-effects which may dim vision or causesignificant disturbances. Table lamps on desks can add to background lighting and up lighterson ceiling lights can help. Factory corridors, stairways and passages should bewell lit to assist older employees. This is particularly important in locationswhere there will otherwise be sharp changes in lighting levels, for withadvancing age ability to adapt to darkness also declines. Loss of muscle ability to control the lens power,”accommodation”, also contributes to blurring for near visual tasksand to the need for spectacles. With advancing age it is no longer possible tosee objects clearly at very short distances from the eye because of our failingability to accommodate – a condition called presbyopia. Higher powered lenseswill need to be worn at a VDU terminal, and a bifocal prescription may beneeded for those who also have a visual problem in the distance. Carefulselection of the transition point between the far and near point of a spectaclelens will be needed for the older VDU user to make long spells at the terminalacceptable. Operators should mention this when new spectacles are beingprescribed. Good-size text with clear legibility and contrast against thebackground is essential for the older worker, who may be encouraged toexperiment with these variables on a computer monitor. Industrial standardisation of lighting is therefore uselessunless there is some standardisation of the observers too, and it is highlydesirable that those under 40 are given the visual colour matchingresponsibilities in industry. Blue-greens, blues and violets or mauves can causedifficulty to the elderly, and in matching pale colours – particularly whites.The industrial consequences of these changes can be significant, particularlyin sectors such as textiles and dyeing where visual colour assessment iscrucial.center_img Many of these colour vision problems arise suddenly andinvolve a range of potential colour confusions. They are prone to increase inintensity and undermine any industrial visual colour discrimination task.Unlike the inherited types of colour blindness, these acquired problems areusually very erratic. Cataract affects us all to some degree but for diabetics andthose who have had long-term occupational exposure to infra-red or ultra-violetradiation the risk is even higher. General complaints of headaches, eye-strain, fatigue andwatering and stinging eyes are often made by operators required to work atvisual tasks for extended periods. The display and retrieval of numerical andgraphical data on a monitor can present problems to the older worker who haspoor tolerance of visual discomfort. Eyes tend to water more with advancing ageas tear flow is poorly controlled and this can lead to blurring whenundertaking a critical visual task.  Bifocals Previous Article Next Article From these values it is recommended that twice as much lightis needed at the age of 40 compared with 20 years, and three times as much at60 years. These may seem alarming figures, but they are realistic. For every 13years increase in age, the intensity of illumination has to be doubled in orderfor a small light source to be visible to a dark-adapted eye. The muscles thatcontrol the pupil aperture through the iris near the front of the eye weakenwith age and pupils become smaller. Eye disease can greatly affect vision and visualperformance. The common diseases of glaucoma and cataract reduce a significantproportion of the over-40s each year to partial sight. Glare is also noticedmuch more with advancing age and colour discrimination deteriorates from earlymiddle age. More light is needed on the job as the lens builds up cataract andthe nerve layer of the retina at the back of the eye is reduced. Although modern trends tend to favour dimly-litenvironments, adequate illumination must be provided for tasks. With advancingyears this means more light at work, both as ambient illumination and in theform of local lighting at the workstation. Employers have, in general, been slow to consider thesechanges in colour perception. This is surprising when one considers theattention  given to standardisation ofilluminants for industrial colour appraisal in recent years. Since the agedifference of a colour matcher is similar to putting yellow filter in front ofthe eye and thus changing the colour temperature of the light source, thesechanges must not be neglected. Chemicals such as carbon disulphide, ethyl alcohol, carbontetrachloride, ethyl glycol, mercury, manganese and lead and components ofexplosives can all change colour perception permanently. Often this occurs inonly one eye or in one part of the visual field and sometimes temporarily. The recent trend has been for large firms to employ visualspecialists on a consultancy basis to assist in the medical department with screeningfor both age-related optical and pathological changes to the eye. Staff shouldbe encouraged to ensure routine eye check-ups, especially in their advancingyears. The discomfort, and even disability, that arises fromexcessive illumination in the form of glare is much more troublesome to thoseover 40. Glare is largely produced by the scattering of light within the eyetissue, so that the increased opacity of the older eye lens will enhance thiseffect and contribute to the glare. This phenomenon is also noticed at nightand is the reason older people are reluctant to drive in the dark. Colour changes Forms of colour blindness can arise from general diseasesincluding diabetes, chronic liver condition, multiple sclerosis, anaemia,severe vascular and cardio-vascular disease and vitamin deficiencies, all ofwhich affect the older worker more frequently than the young. Legislation for display screen operators now incorporatesthe requirement for visual checks, and even the provision of spectacles fordisplay screen work. It makes sense to screen all staff in the occupationalsetting, not only at pre-employment stage but at regular intervals. This can bedone simply and cheaply with modern equipment. At 20 years of age the average pupil diameter in the lightis 3mm, and in the dark 7mm. For a 60 year old, these values are 2.5mm and5.5mm, so that less light is physically able to enter the window of the humaneye. Lighting levels At the back of the eye yellow pigment builds up in thecentral part of the retina making blue vision more of a problem. A tendencytowards yellowing and browning of the eye lens in the middle of the eye – knownas cataract – makes vision less sharp with blues and greens particularlycompromised as these wavelengths are absorbed. last_img read more

Colombian Navy works with US agency to make cocaine seizure

View post tag: Colombian Navy Share this article Authorities Colombian Navy, aided by US agency seizes one ton of cocaine In a coordinated operation between the Colombian Navy, the Narcotics Division of the National Police and the Attorney General’s Office a cocaine shipment was found in the Colombian port city Cartagena.This operation was supported by the United States agency Homeland Security Investigations, an investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security.The shipment, distributed in 51 packages, was found inside a 20-foot container located on the pier Contecar, which was bound for Belgium. Colombian Coast Guard members, the narcotics police and the prosecution made the discovery.Colombian Navy also said that the local community helped realize the interception by providing valuable information.[mappress mapid=”17613″] View post tag: drug interdiction January 21, 2016 Back to overview,Home naval-today Colombian Navy, aided by US agency seizes one ton of cocaine read more


first_imgWe hope that today’s “Readers Forum” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?WHATS ON YOUR MIND TODAY?Todays “Readers Poll” question is: Are you surprised that Echo Housing decided to start the Garvin Street and Lloyd $6 million dollars homeless apartments project without disclosing the recent Forensic Audit findings?Please take time and read our articles entitled “STATEHOUSE Files, CHANNEL 44 NEWS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS”.  You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us [email protected] LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Discounted Beach Tags on Sale Through May 31

first_imgCLICK HERE for the online STORE Purchase in person at the following locations:City Hall (9th and Asbury), Mon-Fri, 8:45-6; Sat-Sun 10-6 Rt. 52 Welcome Center, Thu. 9-4:30; Fri 9-6; Sat 9-6; Sun 9-4; Mem. Day 9-2Ocean City Music Pier (Boardwalk at Moorlyn Terrace), Sat-Sun 10-6Henry Knight Building (12th and Haven), Mon-Fri, 9-4Aquatic & Fitness Ctr (17th and Simpson), Mon-Fri, 6am-9pm; Sat 8-5; Sun 9-534th Street Welcome Center – At Simpson Avenue (weekends, 10-4) Remember to buy your tags by Tuesday to take advantage of the savings.Beach Tags are required for all beachgoers ages 12 and older and are in effect from June 4, 2016 through September 5, 2016. Seasonal tags cost $25 ($20 if purchased May 31 or earlier). Weekly ($10) and daily ($5) tags are available for purchase on the beach starting June 4. Only seasonal beach tags can be purchased online. Seasonal beach tags in Ocean City are on sale for a discounted $20 through Tuesday, May 31. On June 1, the price increases to $25.center_img 46th St Information Center – 46th Street and West Ave (weekends, 10-4) For additional information on free military tags and more, visit or call 609-399-6111.last_img read more

Generosity. It’s What’s for Dinner: St Joseph’s Parish offers free weekly meals

first_imgVolunteer chefs cook the weekly meal provided by St. Joseph’s Parish.FARMINGTON – In the community hall of St Joseph’s Parish in Farmington, a group of volunteers and other church coordinators have taken it upon themselves to feed the community. Each Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the church on Middle Street offers a free hot meal to anyone wishing to stop by and ask for one. Overseen by coordinator Stephanie Crow, Director Max Becker and the church’s pastor, Reverend Paul Dumais, the initiative is mostly made possible by the commitment of volunteers from both St. Joseph’s as well as Clearwater Food Pantry and Care and Share Food Closet.“The support is amazing,” said volunteer Helena Maguire, who coordinates the free meal takeout each Tuesday. “We have a strong group of volunteers here and everyone is just so generous.”The initiative began as an alternative to the warming center which St. Joseph’s used to offer throughout the winter. With covid restrictions, this community resource had to be omitted.“So Father Paul, Stephanie, and Max all sat down to try and come up with something that we could still do to help the community. They thought, well we can still serve meals safely,” said Maguire.Volunteers from Clearwater manage most of the cooking, using a combination of resources that they or other food pantries have donated, community donations, or goods that St. Joseph’s has purchased specifically for the meal program.“They’ve really supported this whole endeavor. We tell them what we have and they come in and have at it!” said Maguire.Henderson Baptist Church also cooks a meal once a month to help with the effort. This week’s meal was chicken and rice with green beans, a roll and a dessert. Next week’s will be beans and rice with diced tomatoes.“We try to keep the menu as fresh as we can,” said Maguire.This is often assisted by volunteers who come in and bake different additions to go with the hot meals, such as muffins or cookies. Donations of fresh local produce and meat from Clearwater’s Dan Palmer also helps in keeping the meal menu rotating. When the hot meal program began, St. Joseph’s was sending out 30 meals in the two-hour window, but now that word is getting around, they are doing between 80 and 120 meals each week.To maximize resources, the church will also set aside food that’s been left over from other community events, repurposing a ham bake or a roast chicken for cold sandwiches that can be kept in the freezer in the church’s community building foyer. Outside of the weekly hot meal service times, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. throughout the week, anyone needing fresh foods can stop by the church and have access to it.“What we have, we’ll put out,” said Maguire.Other local businesses have witnessed the impact that this program has had on the public and have lent a hand when possible. The Narrow Gauge theater recently partnered with Franklin Savings Bank to host a fundraiser, all proceeds going towards the free meal program. Hannaford market also donates what they can to St. Joseph’s, and works with Maguire and Crowe who handle the ordering and purchasing of supplies needed each week.“The more words gets out, the busier we are. But people want to keep helping us, asking us what they can do. For right now we only serve one hot meal a week, but with all this help and all the positive responses we’ve been getting, that may change down the road,” said Maguire.Along with assistance from local businesses, St. Joseph’s has also started an endowment for the free meal program and is always accepting donations to keep it running.last_img read more

Weezer Welcomes Weird Al Yankovic For Toto’s “Africa” At Los Angeles Performance [Video]

first_imgLast night, during a performance at The Forum in Los Angeles, Weezer welcomed out a zany special guest to add some accordion to a live cover of Toto‘s ubiquitous 1982 hit, “Africa”. To close out their set, Rivers Cuomo told the crowd that Weezer would take them on a distant voyage to the continent of their choice, jokingly throwing out “Europe” and “Australia” as options before launching into “Africa”. As the song reached its climax, Cuomo welcomed out Weird Al Yankovic to add an (actually) ripping accordion solo to the performance. You can watch crowd-shot video of the band covering “Africa” with Weird Al below:Weezer w/ Weird Al Yankovic – “Africa”[Video: Brian James]This Weird Al-assisted rendition of “Africa” is the latest in a long line of Internet-fueled, inside joke-informed Toto/Weezer stories in recent months. It all started with a fan twitter account, @WeezerAfrica, which spent the better part of a year drumming up an online movement to convince the band to cover “Africa”. The band finally responded to the campaign by covering Toto’s other 1982 hit, “Rosanna”, during a show this past May. After the trolling “Rosana”, the band finally relented to their fans’ requests, covering “Africa” at a show and releasing a studio version as a single, which has gone on to become Weezer’s highest-charting release in years. Then, late last month, Toto added to the Weezer “Africa” saga by announcing that they’ve recorded their own cover of a Weezer song, “Hash Pipe”, in response to the bizarre online human-interest saga.Weezer closes out their summer tour with The Pixies and Sleigh Bells this weekend with a performance at Chula Vista, CA’s Mattress Firm Amphitheatre on Saturday, August 11th and at AK Chin Pavilion in Phoenix, AZ on Sunday, August 12th. For a full list of the band’s upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website.[H/T Rolling Stone]last_img read more