WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisement Previous articleLimerick Voices album launchedNext articleInvestment needed for repair and upgrading of water infrastructure Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter WhatsApp Linkedin TAGSCllr Cian PrendivillefeaturedFianna FáilIrish WaterlimerickMaurice Quinlivan TDSinn FeinSolidarityWillie O’Dea TD NewsLocal NewsLimerick to be left high and dry by Irish WaterBy Alan Jacques – August 3, 2017 978 INVESTMENT in Limerick water and wastewater projects will be hit by a massive 64 per cent cut to €10 million over the next four years under the latest plan from Irish Water.‘A Summary of Irish Waters Infrastructure Investment Need’ indicates that almost €2.1 billion will be spent between 2017 and 2021 on schemes nationwide to improve water quality, securing supply and reducing leakage.Irish Water reports that it already spent €860 million on water and wastewater projects nationwide between 2014 and 2016.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up But, as part of the utility’s investment plan for 2017 to 2021, the Limerick spend is reduced to €10 million from the €28 million spent in the 2014 to 2016 plan.Meanwhile, the water utility plans to boost funding by tens of millions of euro in Dublin, Donegal, Sligo, Cork, Westmeath, Meath and Louth.€827 million will be spent in Dublin alone over the next four years on improving water and wastewater services. This is an increase of €648 million compared with what was spent between 2014 and 2016.In Donegal, €151m will be invested, which is almost six times what was spent between 2014 and 2016, while Louth would see an increase from €7m up to €40m between 2017 and 2021.Limerick joins other poor relations in Carlow, Offaly, Roscommon, Kildare and Waterford as the counties that will get less funding under the plan.Limerick Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan described the proposed 64 per cent cut to investment in water infrastructure in Limerick as “inexplicable” given the state of water infrastructure in the city and county.“I am genuinely astonished at these figures outlining Irish Water’s projected spend on water infrastructure in the coming years. In Limerick, €28 million was spent over the past three years, but only €10 million is allocated for investment over the next five from 2017 to 2021. That will mean a decrease from €9.3 million per year to €2 million per year,” he told the Limerick Post.“We need significantly more investment over the next five years, not less, and to cut Limerick’s share of spending by 64 per cent is inexplicable. The neglect of investment in our water services over the past decades has resulted in a system that is literally bursting at the seams.“One particular point to note is the huge disparity between investment levels in Limerick and Dublin. €827 million is to be spent in Dublin, while €10 million is to be spent in Limerick. Using the 2016 Census population figures, this means an investment of €614.68 per person in Dublin, versus €51.23 per person in Limerick. This level of disparity is unacceptable,” he said.Fianna Fail TD Willie O’Dea believes that Irish Water’s national spending plan defies all logic.“You don’t have to look any further than the recent horrendous flooding at Bengal Terrace to see how bad some of the pipe network in Limerick is and there have been many other examples of burst water mains in Caherdavin and elsewhere in recent times.“Irish Water is in full knowledge of the fact that much of the pipework in Limerick is sub-standard and yet they propose a cut in investment of 64 per cent? This cannot be tolerated,” he declared.Solidarity councillor for City North, Cian Prendiville also feels the water utility’s latest investment plan makes no sense.“The water network in Limerick is creaking. Some of the pipes are older than the State, and most are older than me.“For decades, successive governments have underfunded water infrastructure, and now we are seeing the result, with burst water mains causing floods in Bengal Terrace and Corbally in the last few weeks alone. And now the government is proposing to dramatically cut the investment in Limerick’s water network?“It doesn’t make sense,” he said.“At this rate, they will have spent more putting in water meters than they are proposing to spend actually improving the network in Limerick.”by Alan [email protected] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Facebook Print Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash read more
OCHS Student Scientists Receive Recognition (left to right): Alison Miles, Kaitlyn Wriggins, Mercy Griffith, Exchange Club President Bill Culp, Lauren Bowersock, Kristina Redmond and Daniel Loggi.The Exchange Club of Ocean City hosted six Ocean City High School student scientists at a recent dinner meeting and applauded their winning efforts to have their experiment fly to the International Space Station (read more).Bill Culp, Exchange Club president, introduced Alison Miles, Kaitlyn Wriggins, Mercy Griffith, Lauren Bowersock, Kristina Redmond and Daniel Loggi to the membership, as well as their mentor, science teacher Daniel Weaver.The experiment will analyze the effect of microgravity on the attachment rate of E. coli bacteria to lettuce cells, practical information if people ever tried to cultivate food during long periods of space travel.During the meeting, each student spoke about individual roles in the design and development of the winning experiment. read more
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Ten ducklings trapped in a storm drain at Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove were reunited with their mother after Suffolk County police officers rescued them Saturday morning, police said.At 8:40 a.m., police received a 911 call regarding the trapped ducklings, police said. Two officers from Suffolk police’s Emergency Services Section and a Fourth Precinct officer responded to the call, police said.Emergency services used a crowbar to remove a heavy gate and one of the officers then went down the stairs to retrieve the group of ducklings.The young ducks were then reunited with their mother, police said.
The city’s Planning, Land Use and Management Committee postponed the vote on Aug. 21 to give more time for city planners to investigate concerns raised at the meeting, which ranged from a possible budget underestimate for the construction of bike lanes to inadequate measures to ensure jobs in the new center are filled by local residents.Austin Coleman, a senior majoring in psychology and political science, said it is very important that the community is involved with the project.“I’m glad they’re taking the community into consideration,” Coleman said. “We all agree the University Village needs to look better, but we need to work with the community to decide what should be a part of it.”The renovations will replace the University Village, Cardinal Gardens and Century Apartments with a housing complex and shopping center, which would include a grocery store.“When you think about it, it sounds awesome,” Coleman said. “But I think we’re forgetting about the people we share the neighborhood with. We’re in their neighborhood. We’re taking it away from them.”Junior critical studies major Kiki Hallebo said the Village would benefit students but is unsure whether the renovations will benefit the community.“It will bring in more jobs, but who are you actually giving jobs to?” she said.About 70 people, fairly equally divided between supporting and opposing the plan, spoke over the course of 2 1/2 hours at the PLUM hearing. Those commenting included other councilmembers, local business owners, USC employees, nearby residents, employees, community priests, public interest groups, students and professors.“USC wants the right to service the city,” said Councilmember José Huizar, PLUM vice chair. “This issue is that a project of a magnitude this size, people will expect more certainty in this process … we need more certainty.”The additional time is partially the result of having fewer people to analyze the documents submitted by USC, several presenters said, after the department was downsized due to budget cuts. The Sept. 18 presentation could result in a vote, but Councilmember and PLUM Chair Ed Reyes said a November vote seems likely, and the presentation would give the project “more urgency.”Craig Bunn, a senior majoring in English, said he hopes the committee continues to consider community input as they move forward with the vote.“There’s no question that it’ll change the existing community, for the better of the students but not necessarily the better of the people living there,” he said. “It’s kind of unfortunate that they don’t have as much of a say.” Students reacted to news that a Los Angeles city committee decided to delay a vote on approving a plan to renovate the University Village until November and schedule a hearing on Sept. 18. Dozens of public comments raised concerns over the effect that the development would have on the community and current shop owners and certain budget allocations.Master Plan · The large-scale project will include a housing complex, retail shops and a grocery store at the University Village. – Austin Vogel | Daily Trojan read more
9 months ago Lewis Hamilton to have contract renewal talks with Mercedes amidst Ferrari rumours Written By 9 months ago Lewis Hamilton speaks about seeking inspiration from Serena Williams, Valentino Rossi COMMENT Suraj Alva SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 2nd December, 2019 19:45 IST 9 months ago Lewis Hamilton blames F1 career for split with Nicole Scherzinger Also Read: Lewis Hamilton Blames F1 Career For Split With Nicole ScherzingerThe article said that Lewis admires the history of Ferrari. He is fascinated by the stories about the great Enzo Ferrari. Additionally, he secretly went to visit the Maranello factory a few times to have lunch with Piero Ferrari.Also Read: Abu Dhabi GP: Watch Daniel Ricciardo’s Renault Catch Fire During Practice SessionF1 Abu Dhabi: Lewis Hamilton speaks on rumours of his move to FerrariAccording to BBC, Hamilton said that everything that happens behind closed doors is always private. He also said that he loves where he is and he doesn’t want to make a quick decision to do something else. He thinks that it’s only smart and wise for him to sit and think of what he wants. After all, it is the last period or stage in his career.With Vettel’s deal expiring at the end of next season, Hamilton might get a chance to pair up with Leclerc who is thought to be contracted until the end of the 2022 season. LIVE TV The report stated that there have been two meetings between Ferrari president John Elkann and Hamilton himself in 2019. The report also claimed that there is temptation from Hamilton’s side. He even expressed his disappointment to Ferrari when they signed Sebastian Vettel with a three-year deal back in 2017. WE RECOMMEND FOLLOW US The 2019-20 Formula 1 season came to an end on Sunday at Abu Dhabi. Lewis Hamilton picked up the victory in the final race of the season. Hamilton’s victory was his 11th of the season, equalling his previous best performance – in 2014 and 2018. The victory also moved his career total to 84 wins, leaving him just seven behind the all-time record held by Michael Schumacher.Also Read: Lewis Hamilton Gets Signed Racket From Federer; Six-time F1 Champion Posts On InstagramLewis Hamilton F1 move to Ferrari Hamilton is committed to Mercedes until the end of the 2020 campaign. However, according to leading Italian publication Gazzetta dello Sport, discussions have already taken place between Hamilton and Ferrari. The rumours picked up after Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto said that he was “happy” that someone of Hamilton’s quality is available post-2020.Also Read: Lewis Hamilton Speaks About Seeking Inspiration From Serena Williams, Valentino Rossi Last Updated: 2nd December, 2019 19:45 IST Lewis Hamilton May Move To Ferrari At The End Of 2020 Season: Reports Hamilton is committed to Mercedes until the end of the 2020 campaign, but according to Gazzetta dello Sport, discussions have already taken place with Ferrari. WATCH US LIVE 9 months ago Lewis Hamilton gets signed racket from Federer; six-time F1 champion posts on Instagram 10 months ago Lewis Hamilton: Twitter congratulates racing star for 6th F1 title read more