No water cut offs for tenants

first_img TAGSbudgetfeaturedfinance ministerNoonanwater WhatsApp Pictures reveal damage caused by wipes being flushed down Limerick’s loos Linkedin Advertisement Twitter Print NewsBreaking newsNo water cut offs for tenantsBy Bernie English – October 16, 2014 545 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Shannondoc operating but only by appointment center_img Previous articleLimerick told ‘no way’ for Wild Atlantic WayNext articleWillie sees no messiah in the mirror 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. No vaccines in Limerick yet Email FINANCE Minister, Michael Noonan has said that landlords are are not entitled to cut water off if they refuse to sign up to water charges.In an interview with Newstalk radio, the Limerick Minister said that “they (Irish Water) are not entitled to cut people off…people need a water supply. They can limit that supply but if Irish water are not entitled then landlords are not”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Speaking to broadcaster, Pat Kenny, Minister Noonan defended the decision to take in existing local authority staff into the new water company.“These are the people with knowledge of the system. They have done their jobs to the best of their ability for many years,” he said.Minister Noonan was speaking in the wake of a parliamentary party meeting at which serious concerns were raised about Irish Water and the way in which the new company is dealing with customers.The Minister denied that budget 2015 was about buying votes for the next election.“My priority was to give some relief to the coping classes..I wanted to make the tax system more work friendly”.Minister Noonan said that the next election “will not be about any single issue. It will be about the economy – whether you’re in work or out of it,” he told Mr Kenny. Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended First Irish death from Coronavirus Facebooklast_img read more

Relive the Excitement (and Confusion) of Lost with this Musical Spoof!

first_imgWe have to go back. WE HAVE TO GO BACK!!! Because we’re obsessed with all things camp, and because it’s Friday, check out this hysterical musical sendup of that show we still only pretend to have fully gotten: Lost. Head back to the island and meet the Oceanic Flight 815 survivors once more, set to a familiar Don McLean tune. Lost: The Musical, created by Steven Christopher Parker and Steven Brandon, runs through October 26 at the Lillian Theatre in Hollywood. Check out the clip below, and then tell the Others! View Commentslast_img

OVI for April 2018: Growing demand for work – more chef, waiter and salesman in demand

first_img Tagseizgindexovijob In April 2018, OVI recorded a growth of 57,6 percent compared to the same month last year, which indicates a strong increase in demand for labor on an annual basisCompared to the previous month, seasonally adjusted index values ​​offer the same conclusion as the seasonally adjusted index rose 7,7 percent in April, the fourth largest increase in 12 months. These positive trends, which come as an announcement of the tourist season, are visible throughout Croatia, the report points out.The announcement of a more successful season is visible from the increase in demand for occupations in the service sector, such as chefs, waiters and salespeople, for which demand, compared to April 2017, increased by more than 50 percent. In the context of the type of contract linked to labor demand, the largest increase was observed in student and seasonal contracts, which increased by 82,7 percent compared to April last year, followed by fixed-term and indefinite contracts with an increase of 62,1 and 47,4 percent, while the number of vacancies related to vocational training without employment increased by 30,7 percent compared to April 2017.Source: Faculty of Economics, Zagreb Online Vacancy Index (OVI) The monthly index of online job vacancies was developed at the Institute of Economics, Zagreb in cooperation with the MojPosao portal. The purpose of the index is to provide timely information on the current state of labor demand. The OVI index is created by simply counting the number of unique new ads whose application deadlines end in the month for which the index is calculated. Since ads published through only one portal are taken, the number of ads is expressed as an index (base year is 2015).The index is interpreted as meaning that values ​​greater than 100 represent an increase compared to 2015, and values ​​less than 100 decrease compared to the base year. The index was seasonally adjusted by the X-12-ARIMA method.center_img Sharelast_img read more

The Latest: Sounders say worker tests positive for virus

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditWhatsappThe Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s effect on sports around the world (all times local):5:11 p.m.The Seattle Sounders say a member of the team’s support staff is in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19. Closures include all Nordic and Alpine ski resorts including Mt. Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid, Belleayre Mountain Ski Resort in the Catskills, Gore Mountain in North Creek and Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington, near Lake Placid. All Lake Placid Olympic sites will also be closing, including the Olympic Jumping Complex, Olympic Sports Complex, The Olympic Oval and the Olympic Center including its museum and retail shops.___6:45 p.m.Soccer players at Brazilian club Gremio have staged a protest of their own by wearing face masks on the field before the start of their game against São José on Sunday. The F1 US Grand Prix remains scheduled for Oct. 25 if the season resumes. Formula One has postponed all races until at least May. MotoGP has tentatively rescheduled its Texas race for Nov. 15.“The joy of creating memorable occasions has been replaced with the disappointing reality of a worldwide crisis,” track officials said in a statement. “We hope everyone stays healthy, heeds the caution advises by leaders and experts, and comes back to COTA when good times return.”__5 p.m.Major League Soccer has extended the moratorium on team training through Friday. MLS announced a 30-day suspension of match play on Thursday because of the new coronavirus.The league said Sunday that players should remain in the market of their team and exercise safe social distancing. MLS said it is working with its players’ association and other North American professional leagues on a protocol to allow players at training facilities for rehabilitation or individual training.___2:10 p.m.Professional soccer is shutting down in Mexico following Sunday’s matches, which were already being played with no fans present as a precaution due to the new coronavirus. The team says the staff member worked the club’s match against Columbus on March 7, but did not become ill until four days later. The team said the individual did not have access to the general public and “only had access to the team in controlled areas during the game.”The team said no players or coaches have reported having any symptoms related to the coronavirus.“We remain in constant communication with a number of regional and national health authorities, and based on the information we collectively have at this time, there is not felt to be a risk to any fans that attended our March 7 match at CenturyLink Field,” Seattle general manager Garth Lagerwey said in a statement. “The individual that tested positive for COVID-19 did not have access to the public on matchday, and fortunately we have no other confirmed cases within the club at this time. Alongside public health authorities, we are actively monitoring this situation, and should new details emerge, we will continue proactively communicating with our community.”___5:34 p.m. ___3:39 p.m.Texas general manager Jon Daniels says the team has “effectively” closed down its training camp in Arizona, with a bulk of players from the big league camp electing to go home. He says 15 to 20 players were headed to the Dallas-Fort Worth area, where they either have a primary residence or a place where they live during the regular season.A charter plane was scheduled Monday for players to return to Texas, though some still elected to drive their own cars from the Arizona camp that is just more than 1,000 miles from their new ballpark in Arlington, Texas. Daniels said five or six players would be staying in Arizona, along with some staff members who have their offseason homes in the area. Other coaches were returning home to be with their families. NCAA President Mark Emmert has said postponing the tournament indefinitely was not feasible.___4:45 p.m.Brazil’s soccer confederation has suspended all competitions under its control due to the coronavirus outbreak.The tournaments affected include the men’s Brazilian Cup, the top two tiers of the women’s Brazilian championship, and junior tournaments. Valencia’s Argentine defender Ezequiel Garay says that he has tested positive for the coronavirus, making him the first Spanish league player to become infected. “I have tested positive for the coronavirus,” Garay wrote on a social media account Sunday. “I feel well and now the only thing to do is to follow the instructions of health officials to remain confined.”Valencia added in a statement that a total of five members of its staff and team have the new virus, without specifying if Garay is the only player. It says that all are in good health and confined at their homes.Garay, who is recovering from surgery after tearing a ligament in February, said in a message posted on Instagram that “it’s clear that 2020 is starting on the wrong foot.”On Saturday, fellow Spanish club Alavés said that two members of its coaching staff had the virus. It said they are in good health. The Latest: Sounders say worker tests positive for virus The measure applies to the men’s top flight and second division as well as the fledgling women’s league. Soccer officials said in a statement that the suspension would remain in effect until it’s determined that it’s safe to restart play in coordination with Mexico’s Health Department.Mexico previously played soccer matches without fans for several weeks during the 2009 H1N1 influenza health emergency, an outbreak with Mexico as the epicenter.Federal health officials on Saturday night raised the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country to 41, up from 26 the previous day and 11 the day before that. On Sunday at least two more were announced by state-level authorities.___ One of the prep races for the Kentucky Derby has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.The $700,000 Sunland Derby on March 22 in New Mexico was called off Sunday, according to a report in the El Paso Times.Officials at the track across the border from El Paso, Texas, also said it would be the last day of racing to comply with the request of the governor. The meet was scheduled to end April 21.The Sunland Derby winner would have earned 50 points toward qualifying for the 20-horse field in the Kentucky Derby. Track officials had previously said the race would be run without spectators.It’s the second time the Sunland Derby has been canceled. In 2016, an outbreak of an equine herpes virus among the horse population forced it to be called off. Serie A is currently suspended until April 3, along with all other sports in Italy, the European epicenter of the virus outbreak.UEFA has a meeting planned on Tuesday to discuss the calendar. The virus outbreak has also tested the limits of soccer’s World Cup schedule.___1:15 p.m. ___4:49 p.m.The Texas racetrack that hosts the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix and other motor racing series announced it is closing indefinitely after a series of cancellations because of concerns about the coronavirus.The Circuit of the Americas was supposed to host the MotoGP Grand Prix of the Americas on April 5 and the IndyCar Challenge on April 26. Both races have been canceled. The track is also home to the USL soccer team Austin Bold and the league season has been suspended.The facility also has a concert amphitheater and hosts large concerts and other events. Austin city officials have banned gatherings of 250 people or more at least until May 1. Associated Press March 15, 2020 4:05 p.m.NCAA vice president of men’s basketball Dan Gavitt says brackets won’t be created for the NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments that were canceled due to coronavirus concerns. Gavit says he made the decision and it was supported by basketball committees.“There is not an authentic way to produce tournament fields and brackets at this point without speculating,” Gavitt said Sunday, the day the men’s NCAA Tournament field had been scheduled to be announced. “And, that isn’t fair to the teams that would be positively or negatively impacted by manufacturing March Madness. More importantly, in light of this global health crisis, I believe we need to keep college basketball in perspective.”College basketball’s showcase was canceled on Thursday, leading to suggestions from coaches and athletic directors to release brackets for the event even though it won’t happen this year.“Players and coaches want to see their school name on the bracket,” Gavitt acknowledges. “Members of the media want to dissect matchups. Bracketologists want to compare the work of the committees versus what they’ve predicted. Fans are curious for those same reasons. All of us want something to fill the void we’re feeling. However, anything less than a credible process is inconsistent with the tradition of the NCAA basketball championships. … There will always be an asterisk next to the 2020 NCAA men’s and women’s basketball championships regardless if brackets are released.” Gremio players and coaching staff arrived at the Rio Grande do Sul state championship game wearing the masks. Authorities in Brazil have not ordered the cancellation or postponement of sporting events because of the corona pandemic but recommended that games are held without fans. Grêmio beat tiny São José 3-2 with no fans present.___5:15 p.m. The Italian soccer federation is planning to ask UEFA to postpone the European Championship.Federation president Gabriele Gravina tells Mediaset TV that Italian officials want Serie A to be completed by June 30.The Stadio Olimpico in Rome is slated to host the opening match of Euro 2020 on June 12, plus three other games of the tournament.Gravina says, “The hope is to finish by June 30. … And we’ll need to insert the Champions League and Europa League also. The deadline is June 30, then we’ll eventually see if we need to exceed that.”He adds, “We’ll propose to UEFA that they postpone the Euros.” The men’s top-tier Brazilian championship is scheduled to begin in April. The decision does not affect state championships currently being played. Some matches were held without any fans this weekend in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. São Paulo, Rio and other state soccer bodies are set to decide Monday on their course of action.___2:50 p.m.The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority says all of the ski areas and venues that it manages will suspend operation at the close of business Sunday. When asked what his biggest baseball concern was, Daniels responded: “I don’t really have one to be honest with you, my head’s not even there. It might have been a few days ago, but it’s been pretty solely focused on making sure everyone’s got what they need, and everyone’s family is taken care of, and that we can get everybody home. We’re going to have plenty of time to figure out the baseball piece.”___6:24 p.m.Keeneland announced it will be closed to all non-essential guests starting Monday. Only essential employees, owners, trainers, veterinarians, blacksmiths and stable workers will be allowed into the track in Lexington, Kentucky.The track will set up screening checkpoints to monitor those seeking access and everyone will have their temperature taken. Only people with a temperature less than 100.5 degrees and showing no symptoms of the COVID-19 virus will be admitted. The screening will continue indefinitely. The Spanish league has suspended play due to the pandemic. Most people quickly recover from the global virus after experiencing only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013

first_imgWellington Police Notes for Thursday, October 17, 2013:•8:01 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 500 block S. Hoover Rd, Wellington.•9:26 a.m. Officers took a report of an unattended death in the 1300 block N. A, Wellington.•9:48 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of currency that occurred on October 14, 2013 in the 1100 block W. 8th, Wellington.•3:22 p.m. Officers investigated obstruction of law enforcement of known suspect(s) in the 1400 block Michigan, Wellington.•8:12 p.m. Thaddeus J. Myers, 40, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with driving while license is suspended.last_img

Chelsea’s Champions League heroes were fantastic, beams Mourinho

first_img1 Jose Mourinho was thrilled by his Chelsea side’s sensational showing in their 5-0 Champions League victory over Schalke.The Blues were brilliant at the Veltins Arena as their Bundesliga opponents were brushed aside with ease to qualify for the next round of the completion as group winners.And Mourinho, who isn’t usually quick to heap praise on his charges, was glad to offer his players plenty of compliments after a great night in Gelsenkirchen.“They played a fantastic match,” the Portguese boss purred.“At this moment the team is very mature, it’s very confident and obviously to win 5-0 away in the Champions League is not normal.“Five-nil in Germany is even less normal but the performance was very impressive.“We are defending well because we are defending with 11 players and we were attacking well because we are very confident in ourselves and we use lots of players in the attacking process.“At this moment we are a good team. Obviously we can lose and a bad result is waiting for us but the team is playing really well and we have big self-belief.” Jose Mourinho last_img read more

Rwanda hold ‘Rising Stars’ in AFCON qualifier

first_img0Shares0000Kenya’s Richard Odada attempts to stop a clearance from Rwanda’s Christian Ishimwe during their AFrican U20 Cup of Nations Qualifier in Machakos on April 1, 2018. Photo/Timothy OlobuluMACHAKOS, Kenya, Apr 1- Kenya’s ‘RisingStars’ will have a tough task ahead of them in the return leg of their African Under-20 Cup of Nations Qualifier against Rwanda in Kigali on April 21 after Byiringiro Rague scored in the 88th minute to see the tie in Machakos on Sunday end 1-1.Richard Odada had scored for Kenya in the seventh minute, but a spirited Rwanda and their never say die attitude ensured they flame of the tie remains alive scoring with two minutes left from a counter attack. The Rising Stars will now need either a high scoring draw or an outright win in the return tie to book a slot in the second round where the winner of this two-legged tie will meet Zambia.It wasn’t the most assuring of performances from the ‘emerging stars’.  The first half was scarce of chances and action infront of goal, most of the action concentrated on hurdling for possession in the middle of the pack.The home side broke the deadlock in the seventh minute when the lanky Odada picked up a loose ball inside the box before calmly firing past the Rwandese keeper.The visitors had failed to clear away a low freekick from Alpha Onyango who had struck from almost 20 yards out and with the spills falling on Odada who has had trials with the Juventus junior team in Italy, he made no mistake converting.However, there was little to write home about in terms of chances.Kenya’s best player on paper, winger Musa Masika failed to sparkle and seldom had balls his way to create danger from wide areas.In the second half, the intensity rose a bit but it wasn’t enough to warrant any threat infront of goal.Kenya’s Musa Masika attempts to go past Rwanda’s Marc Govin Nshimiyimana during their AFrican U20 Cup of Nations Qualifier in Machakos on April 1, 2018. Photo/Timothy OlobuluThe lanky Sidney Lokale had a half chance on the turn after picking up a long ball, but his eventual shot didn’t have enough sting to trouble the Rwandese keeper.Lokale was once again in the thick of things a few minutes later when he took a touch away from the keeper after a run into the box and from a tight angle managed a shot at goal, but Rwanda skipper Prince Buregeya managed to clear off the line.Vincent Wasambo also had a go at goal with a snap shot straight from a throw-in but the effort went just wide.Masika who had struggled to make an impact in the game was then brought off with some pain on his knee and in came Erick Ng’eno.But the Rwandese were the more attacking side and they came close with Christian Ishimwe’s curling effort from a freekick in the 72nd minute missing the target by a whisker.Byiringiro then made the Kenyan keeper work to a fine save at his near post after skipping away from his markers on the right before shooting at goal.However, the resilience paid off with just two minutes of regular time to play when from a counter attack, the winger rounded the keeper who made a first attempt to punch the ball off his feet.Byiringiro however picked it up once again and found shooting space to squeeze the ball in. 0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more