Limerick schools close over Rachel’s Red Alert

first_imgTHE Red Alert weather warning issued by Met Eireann has forced a number of Limerick schools to confirm that they are to close on Thursday. Following a direction from the Department of Education and Skills that closures were to be decided upon locally, it is understood that the following schools have indicated that they will be closed;Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Christ the King boys school, Caherdavin;Scoil Mhuire Banríon na hÉireann, Caherdavin,Carnane NS.Caherline NS;Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh,Scoil Carmel,Parteen NS,Knockea primary school,Gaelscoil Sheoirse Clancy,Southill;Desmond College, NCW;Presentation NS,Salesian primary, Fernbank;Crecora NS,St Nessans Community College,Ballybrown NS;Colaiste Chiarain, Croom;Colaiste Mhuire, Askeaton;St Patrick’s Boys NS, Dublin Road;Scoil Dean Cussen, Bruff;Cappamore NS,Croagh NS,Colaiste Ide agus Iosef, Abbeyfeale;Mungret NS,An Mhodhscoil,SMI secondary School, NCW;Laurel Hill Colaiste, SCR;St Brigids,St Nessans,Salesians Pallaskenry,St Mary’s,St Patricks Girls NS,Monaleen NS,Kilfinane NS,Ardpatrick NS,Patrickswell NS,Glenbrohane NS,Foynes NS,St Nessans, Mungret;Crescent College Comprehensive,Killmallock NS,Milford NS,JFK, Ennis Road;Shauntrade NS, Adare;Scoil na Trionoide Naofa, Doon;Colaiste Iósaef, Kilmallock;Manister NS and Donoughmore NS. Twitter Advertisement Print Email WhatsAppcenter_img Linkedin Facebook Previous articleLimerick on Red Alert weather warningNext articlePublic appeal to help locate missing woman Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsLimerick schools close over Rachel’s Red AlertBy Staff Reporter – January 14, 2015 700 last_img read more

Barnagh Tunnel re-opens to the public as part of Great Southern…

first_imgLimerickNewsBarnagh Tunnel re-opens to the public as part of Great Southern Greenway LimerickBy Alan Jacques – September 19, 2019 667 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGSGreat Southern GreenwaylimerickLimerick City and Council Council WhatsApp Advertisement Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Previous articleDaithí’s LOSS is our gainNext articleListen: Limerick Lady Podcast Episode 10 : Kathleen Turner Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print Twittercenter_img Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Mary Hartigan (Nee Murphy), who grew up at Barna Railway Station performs the ribbon cutting at the Integration of the Old Barna Tunnel into the Great Southern Greenway with her cousin Fr Paddy O’Donovan, formerly of Churchtown Railway Gate, his nephew Minister Patrick O’Donovan and Mayor Michael Sheahan at the Great Southern Greenway at Barna.LIMERICK City and County Council has announced the re-opening of the Barnagh Tunnel to the public, completing the latest phase of the re-development of the Great Southern Greenway Limerick (GSGL).A ribbon cutting ceremony has taken place  at the eastern entrance to the tunnel marking the incorporation of the tunnel into the Great Southern Greenway Limerick.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The incorporation of the Barnagh Tunnel onto the Great Southern Greenway Limerick involved the construction of an underpass under the N21 Limerick to Tralee road.This scheme included the upgrading of the old railway track to a shared greenway surface and carrying out extensive renovations to the tunnel itself.It will add a further 1.3km onto the Greenway and increases safety for walkers and cyclists who, previously had to cross the N21 to the viewing and picnic areas and the tunnel.The works were funded from the Hinterland Fund and the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund with monies matched by Limerick City and County Council.The ribbon cutting to mark the Integration of the Old Barna Tunnel into the Great Southern Greenway at Barna.At 164 metres above sea level, Barnagh is located at one of the highest points of the old Irish railway system. It is located at the foothills of the Rooskagh, in the territory of Sliabh Luachra, an area of outstanding natural beauty and rich in Gaelic culture.The tunnel itself is over 100m long, with rock-cut approaches at either end, and stands as a testament to the sophistication of 19th century engineering.  The re-opening of the Barnagh Tunnel connects the Limerick Greenway directly with the nearby viewing point and rest area, which offers unparalleled panoramic views of the plains of Limerick and the Golden Vale.Since Limerick City and County Council took over the management of the Great Southern Greenway Limerick in 2015, the local authority has embarked on a multi-million euro re-development of the 39km route.A range of other upgrades already funded by Limerick City and County Council and the Hinterland fund have included crossing points, fencing, track surfacing, bridges and signage. Facebook Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

Works to begin tomorrow from Circular Road Roundabout, Letterkenny

first_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Homepage BannerNews Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Twitter Irish Water is progressing upgrade works as part of the Letterkenny water and wastewater improvements.Planned works will begin tomorrow in Letterkenny.Works are due to commence from the Glencar and Circular Road roundabout towards McGovern Road on the Glencar Road upper from Monday.The first section of works will be carried out via a 3-way traffic light system from Glencar roundabout to the Solomons Court/ Dr.McGinley Road junction.These works will begin on Monday July 20th for one week.Irish Water say pedestrian and local access will be maintained at all times. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmecenter_img By News Highland – July 19, 2020 WhatsApp Facebook Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Previous articleDonegal GAA on their bikes for Better Life for Livie CampaignNext articleBanagher GAC confirm positive Coronavirus test News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Twitter Works to begin tomorrow from Circular Road Roundabout, Letterkennylast_img read more

Zanzibar dump holders Uganda out of Cecafa Cup

first_imgNairobi, Kenya | AFP | Abdulaziz Makame and Mohammed Issa scored as Zanzibar ended Uganda’s Cecafa Challenge Cup reign with a 2-1 victory in the semi-final in Kisumu on Friday.Zanzibar, bidding for their first Cup in 22 years, will play Kenya in the final on Sunday.The tournament’s surprise packages took the lead in the 24th minute when midfielder Abdulaziz turned to fire in a loose ball after Ibrahim Ahmada’s corner.Six minutes later Ugandan striker Derrick Nsibambi levelled when he connected with a low cross from Allan Kyambadde to score his fourth goal of the tournament. Nicholas Wadada came close to adding a second for Uganda only for the Zanzibar keeper to punch the ball to safety.However, the 14-time champions, who had two defenders sent off in the quarter-final against Ethiopia, were again undermined by ill-discipline as defender Joseph Nsubuga was shown a straight red by the Rwandan referee for pulling back Ibrahim Ahmada inside the box in the 58th minute.Mohammed Issa converted the resulting penalty in the 58th minute to send the Zanzibaris into their deserved second final in five years.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Millionaire Steve Smith on a roll both on and off the field!

first_imgAdvertisement 397jNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2kaWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Enf4( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) gpWould you ever consider trying this?😱7hh60Can your students do this? 🌚lqhnsRoller skating! Powered by Firework Steve Smith’s cricketing career has had its highs and lows, but these days it seems like fortune is indeed by his side. On the field his twin centuries in both innings of the first Ashes Test helped Australia to comeback over England at Edgbaston. And now reports claim that off the field, Smith’s business and investment ventures have turned into an overwhelming profit. According to The Australian Financial Review, the former Australian skipper has turned a $1,00,000 investment in an Australian mattress retailer (Koala Mattress) into a whopping $12.1 million profit.Advertisement On July 2015 Steve Smith invested for 10 percent of the company just before he was declared the Australian Test captain. Since then, the company has built a solid customer base of more than 2,00,000 people and is now valued at over $150 million. His ownership helped the company rake in more investors as he became their brand ambassador as well. Smith, who is among the top five earners of Cricket Australia also has a $2 million contract with Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League.Advertisement However, last year saw Smith reportedly lose up to $7 million during the ball-tampering scandal. He was heavily booed throughout the World Cup and the Ashes series but the Aussie superstar did not let it distract him. With a career average of 62.96 in test cricket, he is now second only to the great Don Bradman. Looks like fortune favors the brave after all. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

SANTA ANITA PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $53,992 INTO FRIDAY; TOTAL PICK SIX POOL EXPECTED TO EXCEED $250,000

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 10, 2016)–There is a Pick Six carryover of $53,992 into Friday at Santa Anita. With no live racing in Southern California over the next three days, it is expected the total Pick Six pool on Friday should exceed $250,000.First post time for an eight-race program on Friday is at 1 p.m. PST. The Pick Six will begin with race three, with approximate post time at 2 p.m.Admission gates will open on Friday at 11 a.m. For scratches, changes and complete morning line information, please visit santaanita.com.last_img read more

SA firm wins inventor award

first_imgSelected by peers Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Adept Airmotive used the technology to develop the 320T, a 320 horsepower general aviation engine with a compact design that offers low vibration and high structural integrity. The new engine is lighter than a traditional piston engine of comparable horsepower, allowing the 320T to achieve significant fuel savings. Each month, design software innovator Autodesk nominates an Inventor of the Month from more than 800 000 users of Autodesk Inventor software, which is the foundation for digital prototyping. Winners are selected for their engineering excellence and groundbreaking innovation. Members of the manufacturing community around the world voted for the 2008 Inventor of the Year winner on the Autodesk manufacturing community website. Adept received nearly two-thirds of the votes cast. In the face of shrinking markets, he encouraged manufacturers to differentiate themselves by offering delivery times their competitors can’t match, without compromising the quality of their goods. Runner-up positions in the Inventor of the Year poll went to US-based company Sound Devices LLC, a leading manufacturer of professional audio recording and mixing equipment, which received 13% of the votes. The digital prototyping capabilities of Inventor software helped Adept produce accurate 3D models of the 320T before anything was actually built, reducing the number of physical prototypes that had to be constructed. Digital prototyping SAinfo reporter “I’m thrilled that a South African entrant won the competition,” said Autodesk Africa MD Errol Ashwell. “Adept distinguished itself in a very competitive field of nominees in 2008, earning the praise of the manufacturing community for its ground-breaking engine.” Stressing the value of intellectual property (IP), he said companies, like Adept, that invest in creating IP would reap dividends in the long-term. “Unfortunately, South African companies still spend billions a year on licence agreements and royalties,” he said. “Engineers around the world rely on digital prototyping to develop and validate their designs in a digital format, minimising the need for physical prototypes and helping to get their products to market faster.” According to the statement, processes that once took hours – such as changing the wall thickness of an engine component – were completed almost instantaneously with Inventor software. As a result, engineers were able to spend less time constructing geometric models and more time creating innovative designs, and then simulating the performance of the designs under real-world conditions. 12 March 2009 “The fact that our peers voted us into the winning position makes the award even more gratifying,” Adept MD Richard Schulz said in a statement this week. “We’re thrilled to demonstrate that South African engineering is world-class as part of the global exposure that accompanies this prestigious award.” Runners-up British Antarctica Survey (BAS), which received 6% of the votes, is responsible for the United Kingdom’s national scientific activities in Antarctica, and uses digital prototyping to design tools that allow the organisation to more effectively carry out research and provide insight into key 21st century challenges such as climate change, ozone depletion and rising sea levels. Durban-based light aircraft engine manufacturer Adept Airmotive has been named 2008 Autodesk Inventor of the Year for its development of a revolutionary aviation engine with the help of digital prototyping technology.last_img read more

EWT making tracks in conservation

first_imgKelly Marnewick, the EWT’s carnivore conservation specialist, hopes to developa more effective conservation plan for the vulnerable cheetah.(Image: Wikimedia Commons) Marnewick tracks cheetah in the Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Pretoria.(Image: Mike Tippet) Marnewick with her dog Diesel, who is trained to sniff out cheetah droppings. MEDIA CONTACTS • Hayley Komen  EWT communications manager  +27 11 372 3600 RELATED ARTICLES • Cheetah guru wins Tyler Prize • Biggest nature park in the world • Kruger Park marks 110 years • West African lion linked to Asiatic cat • Raggies to help shark conservationEmily van RijswijckFrom fitting flappers to alert large birds to the dangers of power lines, to counting South Africa’s cheetah population in the Kruger Park through an ingenious tourist photographic competition, the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) is leaving its mark on nature conservation in the country.With 38 years of hands-on conservation experience in Southern Africa, the small NGO has projects on the go in all nine South African provinces as well as in Kenya, Botswana and Uganda. It is also currently collaborating on projects with countries such as Tanzania, Namibia and Sudan.After so many years the EWT’s main focus continues to be the initiation and maintenance of on-the-ground conservation research and activities.Among its success stories are greater conservation efforts for the African crane and South Africa’s many vulture species, as well as getting communities more involved in conservation efforts.Spotting the cheetahEWT specialists are deployed throughout Southern Africa to engage in applied fieldwork, research and communication with relevant parties. One such specialist is Kelly Marnewick, the EWT’s manager for carnivore conservation.Tracking South Africa’s most elusive big cat, the cheetah, is her passion. She is now busy with her doctorate which focuses on cheetah living outside protected areas, and plans to use her research to determine the status, range use and habitat selection of these animals.In the end, she hopes to come up with a better conservation plan for the magnificent cats, which are listed as vulnerable on the Red List of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in future.“We really know almost nothing about these animals. There is limited data available on cheetah.”Marnewick has been tracking cheetah with her sniffer dog Diesel for many years now and with her contagious enthusiasm for wildlife, has been instrumental in changing the attitudes of farmers in the areas where she works. Some farmers view wild animals such as the cheetah as vermin, and will readily destroy them either in retaliation for livestock theft, or in anticipation of the killing of livestock.Free-roaming catsCheetah are elusive creatures, roaming over large tracts of land in order to avoid confrontation with their arch enemies, lion and hyena – in protected reserves these two predators are responsible for most cheetah deaths.Marnewick tracked a cheetah over a remarkable range of 1 500 square kilometres.“Cheetah do not recognise international boundaries and this means that our conservation planning also needs to break down boundaries,” she said.A long-term goal for the EWT is to increase the number of free-roaming cheetah in South Africa.The idea is to connect smaller South African reserves, especially in Kwazulu-Natal and the Waterberg area of Limpopo, with those in Botswana and Zimbabwe as well as the Maputo Elephant Reserve where free-roaming cheetah populations occur in stable numbers. The Limpopo cheetah population is already connected with Botswana and Zimbabwe.These areas have several small reserves with cheetah reintroduced, and the long term plan is to develop mechanisms where the animals can move freely between these reserves and negate the need for intensive management of their populations, said Marnewick.Cheetah thriving in KrugerThe Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga is home to the country’s only unmanaged, viable cheetah population. Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African lowveld, this world-famous reserve of nearly two-million hectares is one of the country’s top tourist destinations and home to the Big Five – lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo.Every five years the EWT holds a cheetah tourist photographic survey to establish population numbers in the park. The results of the last survey, conducted in 2008/2009, revealed that the park has an estimated 400 of these mammals.This is a healthy number for cheetah, confirmed Marnewick, “but we are not going to sit back and relax.”Fulltime cheetah project Complimenting Marnewick’s research, the EWT recently appointed Vincent van der Merwe as a fulltime project coordinator to focus exclusively on cheetah in small fenced protected areas. In South Africa, cheetah have been reintroduced into 37 reserves and a population of approximately 280 cats now occurs in fragmented subpopulations.“The need to manage these fragmented populations as a meta-population was identified as a key conservation issue at a habitat viability assessment workshop for cheetahs in South Africa,” said Marnewick.In addition, Van der Merwe will also build up a national DNA database for the species over time.Marnewick warned that the reintroduction of cheetah into small fenced areas in the long run is not a good option for the survival of the species, because it leads to gene pool deterioration.The best option is to come up with creative conservation efforts. Both cheetah and wild dogs have the ability to survive and breed in human-dominated landscapes under the right circumstances.Threats to survivalWhether captive or free-roaming, the cheetah faces many challenges. About 80 animals are killed each year through incidents such as road deaths, snares, hunting and habitat destruction.Intelligent animals, these cats also make fantastic pets, said Marnewick. As a result, the legal and illegal trade in live animals is making a huge dent in populations.To address the trade threats to leopard and cheetah, the EWT’s Carnivore Conservation Programme, in conjunction with the South African National Biodiversity Institute (Sanbi), is implementing a project to assess the scale and impact of consumptive utilisation of leopard and cheetah, and their body parts.Marnewick says the EWT will continue to work closely with all concerned parties including the government, NGOs and other industry members.“We want to ensure that trade in these two species is managed in a sustainable way and that the populations of these key species in South Africa thrive.”And then there is the conflict with landowners. The largest part of South Africa’s cheetah population occurs outside protected areas on privately owned cattle and wildlife ranches. Marnewick has found over the years that the only way to change perceptions among farmers about cheetah is to support the information with “hard facts”.But she has also found that in general there is more tolerance to carnivores on farmlands than before.International collaborationThe EWT also has the weight of major international conservation agencies behind its efforts.In 2006 the IUCN’s Cat and Canid Specialist Groups, in partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Zoological Society of London, initiated a rangewide conservation planning process for wild dogs and cheetah.Conservation groups put wild dogs and cheetah together because they have similar needs and face similar threats.Three regions were defined to assist in this process: East Africa, Southern Africa and North and West Africa. The EWT is the country partner for the Southern African region.“This means that our work, as defined in the South African national action plan, is supported through this regional project,” said Marnewick. “It holds a lot of respect due to the affiliation with the IUCN and the experienced, respected people who head up the process.”EWT fundraising and marketing manager Vanessa Bezuidenhout added: “I think it is time that we in South Africa realise what we have and what we stand to lose.”last_img read more

NEMA – All Clear Issued for Bimini and Grand Bahama

first_imgRegards, Lindsay ThompsonPublic Information OfficerThe National Emergency Management AgencyGladstone Road and NEMA’s Way O. Box  N-7147Nassau, The BahamasContact  office: (242) 322-6081 or 5Cell: (242) 376-2042Email: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 11, 2017 – Nassau – Tropical storm warnings for Grand Bahama and Bimini have been discontinued, hence the All Clear has been given for those islands which experienced dangerous Hurricane Irma over the weekend. The Bahamas Department of Meteorology in Alert #49 issued on Monday, September 11 explained the conditions in those islands and gave an update on the storm.IRMA CONTINUES TO WEAKEN AS THE CENTER MOVES ALONG THE NORTHWESTERN COAST OF THE FLORIDA PENINSULA.TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS FOR GRAND BAHAMA AND BIMINI ARE DISCONTINUED, HENCE THE ALL CLEAR IS GIVEN FOR GRAND BAHAMA AND BIMINI. EVEN THOUGH THE ALL CLEAR IS GIVEN, RESIDENTS MUST STILL EXERCISE CAUTION IN MOVING ABOUT AS THERE ARE AREAS IN THE ISLANDS WHERE THERE MAY BE DOWNED POWER LINES, SEVERE FLOODING, DOWNED TREES AND OTHER DEBRIS ACROSS SOME SREETS.  RESIDENTS ARE ASKED TO AVOID THESE AREAS AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE AND ALLOW MAINTENANCE CREW TO CLEAR THE STREETS. AT 5AM, THE CENTER OF HURRICANE IRMA WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 28.9 DEGREES NORTH AND LONGITUDE 82.6 DEGREES WEST OR ABOUT 280 MILES WEST-NORTHWEST OF WEST END GRAND BAHAMA AND 417 MILES NORTHWEST OF NEW PROVIDENCE.IRMA IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 18 MPH AND THIS MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY.MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE DECREASED TO NEAR 75 MILES PER HOUR WITH HIGHER GUSTS.    ADDITIONAL WEAKENING IS FORECAST, AND IRMA IS EXPECTED TO WEAKEN TO A TROPICAL STORM THIS MORNING AND TO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION BY TUESDAY AFTERNOON.HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 60 MILES MAINLY TO THE WEST OF THE CENTER AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 415 MILES FROM THE CENTER.For more information contact: Lindsay Thompson, Public Information Officer, NEMA at (242) 322-6081. 322-6085. 361-5569. Email: [email protected] Website: www.bahamas.gov.bs. Facebook: NEMA-Bahamas Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more