Limerick homes evacuated over undetonated grenade

first_imgNewsBreaking newsLimerick homes evacuated over undetonated grenadeBy Staff Reporter – October 17, 2017 4108 Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email TAGSarmyEODgrenadelimerick Previous articleNetwork gap between men and women discussed at Network Ireland Limerick eventNext articleNew electronic referral system to speed up medical appointments Staff Reporter Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Facebook Printcenter_img Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Twitter The army bomb disposal unit were called to Limerick this evening.AN Investigation is underway in Limerick after an undetonated grenade was found in the city during the early hours of this Tuesday.Shortly after 1.30am this Tuesday morning, homes in the Pennywell area of Limerick city were evacuated following the discovery of a grenade near a home in the city.After Gardai were notified, the Cork based Explosive Ordinance Disposal team from the Irish Army were deployed to the scene.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Upon arrival, the team found that the grenade had failed to explode.An immediate cordon was set up and the neighbouring homes were evacuated for safety.A controlled explosion was carried out and some time after 3.15am, the are was declared safe and residents were allowed to return to their homes.Gardai in Limerick are now investigating the incident.See more Limerick news here Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WhatsApp Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” last_img read more

‘Long-Lingering Problem’ in Coal Industry’s Collapse

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享From“We’re witnessing something that we rarely see in America: the sudden and sharp collapse of a functioning industry,” said Daniel Gross at Slate. Overall, the value of the companies in the Dow Jones U.S. Coal Index has plummeted 93 percent over the past five years. Natural gas now accounts for 31 percent of electricity produced in the U.S., up from 21 percent in 2007. The shift is being accelerated by regulations that discourage companies from building new coal-fired plants. Many states now “dictate that a certain amount of power come from renewable sources,” and “virtually every utility in the U.S.” has contingency plans for stricter emissions standards that could come down the road. The playbook is almost always the same: “Burn a lot less coal.”Peabody’s failure actually shows the limits of clean coal technology, said Richard Martin at Technology Review. The coal industry has invested billions in clean coal R&D worldwide, with little to show for it. Carbon capture still adds 30 to 40 percent to the cost of generating coal power, “a nonstarter if it’s to be competitive with inexpensive natural gas.” Coal’s “dirty legacy” will outlive the industry itself, said Tom Sanzillo and David Schlissel at The New York Times. Abandoned mines “create long-lingering problems including polluted drinking water.” By law, coal companies are required to clean up after mining, but with bankruptcies mounting, hundreds of millions of dollars in reclamation guarantees are now “in limbo.” Big Coal’s demise means taxpayers will be stuck with cleanup bills for years to come.The swift demise of Big Coal ‘Long-Lingering Problem’ in Coal Industry’s Collapselast_img read more

Angels make roster moves as coronavirus shutdown lengthens

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Arizona complex will be open for workouts starting on Monday, although Major League Baseball has recommended that players don’t engage in any organized or group workouts.The facilities at Angel Stadium should be ready to go on Tuesday or Wednesday, after a cleaning, Eppler said.Given the new recommendation from the CDC, though, players might slow the pace of their workouts even further.As for the roster moves, they paint a slightly clearer picture of what the Angels were envisioning once the season does begin.Barria had been a candidate for one of the spots in the rotation, but it now appears the Angels favor Matt Andriese, Dillon Peters, Jose Suarez and Patrick Sandoval. The Angels on Sunday night optioned pitchers Jaime Barria, Taylor Cole, Kyle Keller and Jose Quijada and catcher Anthony Bemboom, even though the season now seems to be even farther away than just a few days ago.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a new recommendation on Sunday that no events with more than 50 people take place for at least two months, which means the soonest the season could begin would be mid May. MLB initially announced a delay of at least two weeks.The Angels are still trying to piece together how they would ride out the hiatus.General manager Billy Eppler said he currently is planning on having 22 players remain in Arizona, 11 in Anaheim and the rest at their offseason at homes. Two players were still undecided as of Sunday night, Eppler said.center_img All of that could be moot, however, because the delay to the season could give time for both Shohei Ohtani and Griffin Canning to be in the rotation, along with Andrew Heaney, Julio Teheran and Dylan Bundy.Ohtani was slated for a start in mid May, because the Angels were going to limit his innings. Canning had a platelet-rich plasma injection in his elbow, and he’s set to be re-evaluated in about two weeks.By optioning Bemboom, the Angels cleared the way for Max Stassi and Jason Castro to be their two catchers. Stassi, who is coming back from hip surgery, was expected to be ready by the scheduled Opening Day.last_img read more