Community officers to make Travellers feel at home in Rathkeale

first_imgTwitter Previous articleThe Shaker Hymn this weekendNext articleShunya: Manchester’s highly rated electronic/jazz act has Limerick roots Alan Jacques Send a bar of Cadbury chocolate for free! Email Facebook Print NewsLocal NewsCommunity officers to make Travellers feel at home in RathkealeBy Alan Jacques – November 16, 2017 8979 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Delicious Wiltshire Farm Foods brightening your days in Autumn TAGSChristmasCllr Kevin SheahanCllr Stephen KearyFianna FáilFine GaellimerickLimerick Traveller CommunityNewcastle West District Garda StationRathkeale center_img Cllr Kevin Sheahan.COUNCILLORS this week called for extra Garda patrols in Rathkeale over Christmas with an influx of more than 2,000 Travellers from the UK expected to descend on the West Limerick town.However, one local representative felt that extra Gardaí on the streets of Rathkeale might not be the best solution to deal with antisocial behaviour during the festive period.Fianna Fáil councillor Kevin Sheahan suggested that instead, a number of community officers should be out on the streets.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Maybe in other places visitors are made feel welcome. These are people, human beings with some connection to Rathkeale. Rathkeale is to them what the beach is to English people in the summertime,” Cllr Sheahan told council members at this month’s Adare-Rathkeale area meeting.The Askeaton man went on to say that many local businesses would not survive without the revenue brought into the town each year by the huge numbers of Travellers from England that visit the town for Christmas.“I feel there is only one signal that goes up the flagpole before they arrive. People get up in arms against them.“It is not an invasion and they are not all hostile. Some are more a nuisance than hostile. Two vehicles blocking up the road when they stop to greet one another annoys us all, but that is not a crime, it’s an offence.“There is a significant economic benefit to the town. This is their Galway Races,” he declared.“There’s no horses though,” one councillor replied.Mayor Stephen Keary took issue with Cllr Sheahan’s comments about the revenue brought into the town every year by members of the Traveller Community. He said that one local employer with a staff of 50 people and paying €45,000 a year in commercial rates, had an illegal business set up outside its premises selling furniture last Christmas.“People from Rathkeale and the hinterland won’t even come into the shops in the town over Christmas and do their shopping elsewhere,” Cllr Keary claimed.Cllr Sheahan accused the Mayor of “having a bee in his bonnet about the Traveller community”.“Be very careful,” Cllr Keary warned before insisting Cllr Sheahan withdraw his remark.“Withdraw your foot,” Cllr Sheahan replied.The New Superintendent of Newcastle West Garda Division, Eamon O’Neill, told councillors that supplementary resources from the divisional unit would be available in Rathkeale at “critical times” during the Christmas Alan [email protected] Linkedin WhatsApp Missing you this Christmas Decision to enter Phase 4 of reopening Ireland deferred to August 10 Advertisement Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins appointed as Minister of State Top Fianna Fáil councillor will reject Green coalition deallast_img read more

Reds’ Anfield plans get go-ahead

first_img In phase two, the Anfield Road stand would be increased, with the project as a whole taking the capacity from around 45,000 to around 58,800. The resolution from members of Liverpool City Council’s Planning Committee to grant planning permission, subject to conditions and legal agreement, was unanimous. Construction work on the proposed Main Stand – during which matches will continue to be played at Anfield – is expected to begin early next year and be complete in time for the 2016-17 season. A statement on Liverpool’s official website on Tuesday read: “Liverpool FC’s proposed stadium expansion plans took another important step today. “Liverpool City Council’s Planning Committee resolved to grant planning permission for the expansion of the club’s Main Stand and for outline proposals to expand the Anfield Road Stand. “The redevelopment of the Main Stand could add an additional 8,500 seats, taking its capacity to nearly 21,000 and overall Anfield capacity to around 54,000. “The outline proposals for the Anfield Road Stand provide for an increase in its capacity of around 4,800 seats.” The statement also said: “Incorporating the iconic club crest into the proposed Main Stand’s exterior elevation, the scheme will also include a two-storey podium and a carefully designed area which will become the new home for the Hillsborough Memorial.” It emerged last week that the club’s proposals to expand their stadium had been recommended for approval by Liverpool council planners. A vote was taken on the scheme on Tuesday after elected members of the planning committee visited Anfield, with the Reds being given the green light to proceed with phase one of the project – the extension of the Main Stand. Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre said: “Today’s approval by the Planning Committee is another step on our journey which we embarked on nearly two years ago. “We received very positive support for our proposals during a public consultation exercise earlier this year and whilst we are delighted about the progress made today, there are still some steps that we need to navigate through in order to give us the certainty that we need to proceed with our expansion plans.” Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson, said: “This is a very important milestone in our ambitions to transform the Anfield area, bringing new jobs, investment and housing. “The overall regeneration will see £260million invested in Anfield. Liverpool Football Club’s proposals for the stadium are a key part of this. The club is a major employer in the area and its stadium is a major draw for tourists and visitors.” Press Association Liverpool have won planning permission from the city’s council to start redeveloping Anfield.last_img read more

Anthony Davis injury update: Pelicans star (finger) could return next week, agent says

first_img Anthony Davis injury update: Pelicans star to see hand specialist, could miss 2-4 weeks, report says “We will proceed with caution as it pertains to Anthony,” Paul told ESPN.The Pelicans play the Rockets on the road Tuesday.Davis is averaging 29.3 points, 13.3 rebounds and 2.6 blocks this season. Pelicans fans got some good news Wednesday.Anthony Davis’ agent, Rich Paul, told ESPN the Pelicans center could be back as early as next week after missing Monday’s game with a volar plate avulsion fracture on his left index finger. DeMarcus Cousins: Tandem with Anthony Davis ‘could have been something great’center_img “It’s a better outcome than we originally feared,” Paul said.After conferring with a specialists, Pelicans star Anthony Davis could return as soon as next week with finger injury and will be re-evaluated again on Friday, agent Rich Paul tells ESPN. “It’s a better outcome than we originally feared,” Paul says.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 23, 2019It was originally reported Davis could miss two to four weeks with the injury. Related News Davis will be re-evaluated Friday and then again every subsequent 48 to 72 hours.If he were to miss the weekend he would be out for games against the Pistons on Wednesday, the Thunder on Thursday and the Spurs on Saturday.last_img read more

Alaffia Named Winner of the 2018 U.S. Secretary of State’s Award…

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by AlaffiaThe U.S. Department of State announced today that Alaffia will be awarded the 2018 Award for Corporate Excellence in Women’s Economic Empowerment at a ceremony in Washington D.C. on October 5, 2018. The award will be presented by Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan and Assistant Secretary of State Manisha Singh, who oversees the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs at the State Department.Alaffia founders Olowo-n’djo Tchala and Prairie Rose Hyde will travel to Washington D.C. to receive the award.Tchala, who is currently traveling in West Africa, expressed his gratitude for the prestigious award. “All of us at Alaffia are humbled to receive this recognition from the U.S. State Department and its wonderful embassy officials who serve around the world.”“We are especially grateful this will shine additional light on the need to create economic opportunity for women and better education for children, something Alaffia has worked tirelessly to do in West Africa,” said Tchala.“Economic engagement in our collective poor communities means a safer, more peaceful world. On behalf of the more than 14,000 women who are members of our fair-trade cooperatives in Africa, and our U.S.-based employees in Tumwater, Washington, we express our deepest appreciation for this tremendous honor.”Alaffia employees and contract “gatherers,” who are mostly women, number more than 14,000 in West Africa. They collect shea nuts, coconuts, herbs and grasses, and, at Alaffia fair-trade cooperatives in Togo and Ghana, create shea butter, coconut oil, baskets and essence used in Alaffia beauty and body care products. These raw materials are then shipped to Alaffia’s manufacturing plant in Tumwater where 145 people are employed. The materials are refined, packaged and prepared for distribution throughout the U.S. and 10 countries.Alaffia’s non-profit empowerment and sustainability initiatives have resulted in 59,775 trees planted, 34,640 school supply recipients, 8,253 bikes distributed, 25,588 eyeglasses donated, 12 schools constructed and more than 4,800 babies safely delivered in West Africa.About AlaffiaAlaffia was founded in 2003 in the Olympia, Washington garage of husband and wife team, Olowo-n’djo Tchala and Prairie Rose Hyde. Alaffia crafts popular beauty and body care products using traditional African methods. Alaffia is “Fair for Life” certified by the Institute for Marketecology (IMO), one of the most renowned international inspection and certification agencies for organic and fair trade accountability. To learn more, visit read more

R1bn boost for smallholder farmers

first_img17 June 2011 The Junior LandCare Initiative, focusing on enhancing an ethic of natural resources stewardship, reached 22 166 young people; and in total 14 815 green jobs were created through rehabilitation works related to soil, water and veld management. With regard to the Illima/Letsema programme, which is aimed at encouraging self-sufficiency and the eradication of hunger, Joemat-Pettersson said a budget of R400-million has been earmarked for this and each province will receive a share. The Eastern Cape is to receive R174.9-million; Free State R102.9-million, Gauteng R41.1-million and KwaZulu-Natal R164.6-million. “As part of the LandCare programme for 2011/12, an estimated 15 000 job opportunities will be created through the rehabilitation and land utilisation activities under the LandCare programme,” she said. “An amount of R57.7-million has been earmarked for the LandCare programme in this financial year, and all provinces will receive a share of this.” The department will establish these farmers where there is a large concentration of subsistence producers, including supporting smallholders on land acquired through land reform in partnership with the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform, she said. Joemat-Pettersson said over 5 000 jobs were created in the 2010/11 financial year as a result of the support interventions of Comprehensive Agricultural Support Programme (CASP), including programmes on state land managed by the department. The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries aims to establish 50 000 commercially oriented smallholder farmers focusing on homelands, Agriculture and Forestry Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson said during her Budget Vote speech in Parliament in Cape Town this week. She said they will increase their support to new and existing smallholder farmers, working in close collaboration with the provinces to achieve their targets. Limpopo will receive R154.3-million, Mpumalanga R102.9-million, Northern Cape R72.05-million, North West R133.8-million and the Western Cape will get R82.3-million. Encouraging self-sufficiency A total of 15 000 smallholder farmers have been targeted for the 2011/12 financial year. In addition, a Smallholder Development Plan will be developed this year to strengthen coordination with provinces in regard to the support of 15 000 smallholder farmers. KwaZulu-Natal and Northern Cape get R60-million each; Eastern Cape, Mpumalanga, North West and Limpopo R40-million each, Free State R52-million Gauteng R20-million, and the Western Cape R48-million. Smallholder Development Plan “For this CASP programme, a grant of over R1-billion has been allocated to the nine provinces, which will be paid out in tranches, depending on progress,” Joemat-Pettersson said. “By now the provinces will have received the initial 10% of their allocation, which will be followed by a further 20% next month, and the remaining allocations in October and January next year.” The LandCare Programme, during the 2010/11 financial year, directly and indirectly benefited 28 161 land users. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Hilma Hooker (GC2W056) — Geocache of the Week

first_imgDifficulty:2Terrain:5 SharePrint RelatedThe wild world of underwater geocachesAugust 23, 2015In “Community”Don’t look down! — Vertical Limit I: Die Brücke (GCZVW2) — Geocache of the WeekMarch 5, 2014In “Community”Geocaching with SealsApril 14, 2013In “Community” Geocache Hilma Hooker GC2W056 Geocache Hilma Hooker GC2W056 Geocache Hilma Hooker GC2W056 Geocache Hilma Hooker GC2W056 Geocache Hilma Hooker GC2W056 Geocache Hilma Hooker GC2W056 Geocache Hilma Hooker GC2W056 Geocache Hilma Hooker GC2W056 Geocache Hilma Hooker GC2W056 123456789<> Location:BonaireN 12° 05.974 W 068° 17.213center_img TraditionalGC2W056by Hud4 Geocache Hilma Hooker GC2W056 – photo courtesy of ~M&M~Ahoy, geocachers! When most geocachers think of T5 geocaches, they usually think of climbing to the top of a steep mountain. But some intrepid geocachers know that diving down, deep down, like, 29 meters (100 feet) down, is what T5s are really all about.Geocache Hilma Hooker GC2W056 – photo courtesy of LichtchefThe Hilma Hooker is a shipwreck in the Caribbean Netherlands, and is well known as a popular wreck diving site. The ship was built during the 1950’s in the Netherlands and eventually ended up as a vessel used by a Colombian shipping company.Geocache Hilma Hooker GC2W056 photo courtesy of De PrinniesIn the summer of 1984, after several months of surveillance for suspicious activities, the ship was detained in Bonaire. It was neglected for an extended period of time and took on a considerable amount of water. On September 7th, the ship was towed to anchorage, and then at 9:08 am, September 12th, the Hilma Hooker sank in just two minutes. That’s right—all 71.78 meters (235.5 feet) of this ship sank in less time than it takes to cook an egg. Geocache Hilma Hooker GC2W056The coordinates will take you to the shipwreck buoys; however, the actual geocache is 29 meters (100 feet) underwater at the shipwreck itself. The log is in the sand under the yardarm of the ship’s main mast. Here are some logs from those who’ve made the dive:“Very nice location to visit! The wreck is easy to dive around also for less experienced divers. Just watch out the depth and current. The wreck is guarded by a couple of big tarpons (fish) and has a funny history. TFTC!” –Exploring bear“A few days ago I have only my Open Water Diver certification get. And now even followed my first underwater cache. When we discovered the ship I was impressed. After we had found the Madonna we could create the Logproof photos. I’m still fascinated by this cache.” –moestaverne77“As I was by myself I did a guided dive on this great wreck. Thanks a lot for all the information provided – the ship really has an interesting history and appears to have (been) sunk in a perfect location… Visibility was pretty good and there were no other divers apart from us. Using nitrox we could spent enough time to explore the wreck and of course to ‘stoop down and with the finger write on the ground’ my cachername ‘kinderarzt’… Although, by now it has probably turned into dust and ashes. Great idea – worth a blue ribbon just as blue as the surrounding water. TFTC” –kinderarzt“Thanks for placing a cache at this famous dive spot. In this way we could log our first “terrain 5” cache without having to do major climbing .” –Woffi Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world. Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog.If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form!Hilma Hooker (GC2W056) — Geocache of the WeekShare with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

YouTube Will Start Charging for Some Videos

first_imgStarting this weekend, YouTube will be dipping its toe into the waters of paid content.This behavior follows a trend we’ve noted in traditional media outlets. First, media mogul Rupert Murdoch said no more freebies for search engines, then the New York Times hinted (and today confirmed) that users would have to start paying for a certain amount of access to articles. Now, YouTube is partnering with the Sundance Film Festival and filmmakers to charge users around $5 to view a range of movies from the 2009 and 2010 festivals. It’s still cheaper than a movie ticket – but is this a direction users will follow?Five Sundance films have been selected for this venture. It’s what we’d consider a test run to see how users will respond to paid content on the site, and whether this could be a new revenue stream for the web video giant, which has historically struggled with profitability.The films include The Cove, an underwater adventure about dolphin capturing in Japan; Bass Ackwards, which chronicles an improvised road trip; Children of Invention, about two Bostonian orphans; One Too Many Mornings, a “coming of age comedy about two guys who are too old to be coming of age”; and Homewrecker, a comedy about a locksmith. The filmmakers will determine the exact asking price for viewing each movie, but all will be in the range of $5.YouTube execs told USA Today the move is helping independent filmmakers find distribution avenues for their films. The movies will be shown without ads, which would be an aesthetic disaster for any director who chose to put his creation online.What do you think: Would you pay $5 to watch an indie flick on YouTube? What other revenue models should YouTube be considering? Let us know in the comments.For more on paid content, including movies, see today’s Open Thread: There’s No Such Thing As Free Content.See also: YouTube starts experimenting with Flash-free HTML video player and YouTube rolls out nicer new video player and a cleaner viewing page. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts center_img jolie odell Tags:#web#YouTube Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Android Market Share Doubles – Will Overtake Palm Soon

first_imgfrederic lardinois What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … RIM’s BlackBerry platform is still the most popular mobile smartphone platform in the US, but Google’s Android was the big winner in the last quarter of 2009. According to comScore, Android’s share of the US mobile market more than doubled from 2.5% in September 2009 to 5.2% in December. While the Nexus One might not be a bestseller just yet, it’s clear that the Android platform is poised for rapid growth in the next few months as more and more manufactures continue to release Android-based phones.Good News for Android – More Bad News for PalmAmong the top five mobile platforms (RIM, Apple, Microsoft, Palm and Google), Palm lost the largest amount of market share in the last few months. Palm, the current number four, now owns 6.1% of the US mobile market (down from 8.3% in September). With Google’s Android rapidly growing in popularity, it’s only a matter of time before Google will overtake Palm in the United States. As we reported in January, according to ChangeWave Research, a growing number of US consumers plans to buy an Android device in the next few months. In September, Android was still tied with Palm as the least-preferred mobile platform. Today, Palm remains in last place, with Android now being the second-most preferred platform – right behind Apple. Tags:#mobile#news#NYT#web Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more


first_imgTouch Football Australia extends deepest condolences to the family and friends of Brendon Taylor who passed away on Monday, 27 August 2007.Brendon, 53 was an accomplished Level Five Referee who made an exceptional contribution to the sport in his home Central Coast region, to the New South Wales Touch Association, and to Touch Football Australia.A referee for over 25 years, “BT” garnered universal respect and admiration for his contribution to the refereeing arm at all levels, in particular his dedication and selfless commitment to Junior referee development during his long involvement in the sport.Brendon, Administrator and Secretary of the Central Coast Dolphins, had a distinguished record of service as a Referee at both major and grass root National, State and affiliate events, and was a member of the NSWTA Referees Panel.His recent project to establish the highly regarded NSWTA Talented Referees Youth Squad (TRYS) will remain a legacy to his lifetime of work in the sport.Brendon Taylor was an outstanding contributor to Touch Football, a role model, a teacher, a confidante and a mentor, but most of all, a friend to all who will be sadly missed.The family of Brendon Taylor have announced funeral arrangements and invite his many friends in the touch football community to attend the memorial service.The service will be conducted on Saturday 1 September 2007, at 1.00pm at Greeway, 460 Avoca Drive, green Point, New South Wales.New South Wales graded Referees are requested to wear their Blue blazers as a mark of respect for Brendon.last_img read more