Limerick Council executives have abandoned Patrickswell

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Road works on Main Street, Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Road works on Main Street, Patrickswell.THE main street in Patrickswell has become a cause for concern and anger amongst locals, according to City West councillor Daniel Butler.The Fine Gael politician described the current condition as an “absolute disgrace” and says the people of Patrickswell feel abandoned by Limerick City and County Council.Recent works on the Main Street undertaken by contractors for Irish Water has made the situation worse.“This is a village that has been completely bypassed by the council. The main street is in the condition of something you expect up a country lane,” Cllr Butler commented.“We were allocated €90,000 but that now has been taken from us. The level of investment required now is much more and as we head into the winter.”Patrickswell has been earmarked for inclusion in the Urban Renewal Scheme, which will see investment in the local infrastructure.Cllr Daniel Butler in Patrickswell“I have been told that works on the main street will not now commence until the Urban Renewal Scheme begins. This could be over a year and what condition will the road be in at that stage?”, he asked.“The council have called back in the contractors from Irish Water to redo the work on the main street which should improve things slightly,” he said.In response, a spokesman for Limerick City and County Council said that the works ongoing in Patrickswell are unrelated to the proposed Patrickswell Village Renewal Scheme.“Consultants have been appointed in recent days to prepare a design for the Patrickswell Village Renewal Scheme. It is anticipated that a Part 8 Planning Application will be submitted in early Spring.“The project will only commence following public consultation and Council discussions and it is subject to funding being made available from Government,” the spokesman explained. Advertisement Previous articleNew report highlights the poor health of Limerick’s homelessNext articleVacant houses in Limerick should be put to ‘productive use’ Alan Jacques WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads WhatsApp Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsLocal NewsLimerick Council executives have abandoned PatrickswellBy Alan Jacques – October 1, 2015 1077 center_img Twitter Email Print Linkedin TAGSCllr Daniel ButlerFine GaellimerickLimerick City and County CouncilpatrickswellUrban Renewal Scheme Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

Steven Spielberg Eyeing All the Way for TV Adaptation

first_img Cranston is making his Broadway debut in All the Way. In addition to his Emmy-winning turn on Breaking Bad, his many film and TV credits include Argo, Malcolm in the Middle, Drive, The Cleveland Show, The King of Queens, Seinfeld and Little Miss Sunshine. View Comments Directed by Bill Rauch, All the Way is playing at the Neil Simon Theatre through June 29. All the Way Stephen Spielberg is in the process of optioning the Tony-winning play All the Way, for a TV miniseries. Unsurprisingly, Deadline reports that the legendary director wants Bryan Cranston, who received the Tony for his portrayal of Lyndon B. Johnson in Robert Schenkkan’s bio-play, to headline the drama. Related Showscenter_img Show Closed This production ended its run on June 29, 2014 All the Way begins with the Kennedy assassination and details the first year of Johnson’s presidency, focusing on his involvement with the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The drama starts on Air Force One on November 23, 1963, as the plane transports the body of President Kennedy back to Washington, D.C., and Johnson summons his courage to take on the role of commander-in-chief. Star Files Bryan Cranstonlast_img read more

ORVC Weekly Report (April 23-28)

first_imgORVC Weekly Report (April 23-28)Players of the Week.Baseball: Luke Welch – South Ripley and Brayden Bush – Rising SunSoftball: Morgan Carroll – Jac-Cen-DelGirls Track: Megan Cole – South Ripley and Taylor Cole – SouthwesternBoys Track: Mitchell Cline and Bradley Winston – SouthwesternORVC Report(April 23-28)2018Courtesy of ORVC Recorder Travis Calvert.last_img

Drogba eager to stay with Chelsea

first_imgDidier Drogba wants to remain part of the Chelsea “family” past the end of the season. Drogba added: “I am really proud for this award, in the list of previous winners there are a lot of players whom I really respect and grew up trying to reach there level, so for me this is a great honour. “When I came to England, things were difficult, there was the language barrier and culture change. “With time, we managed to learn more from each other and today I am really happy that the football writers not only understand me a lot on the pitch, but have also helped me with my foundation work.” Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, who first signed Drogba from Marseille for £24million in 2004, wrote a personal tribute to the Chelsea striker in the FWA event programme. Mourinho wrote: “Throughout my career, I have always refused to say which is my favourite player or the best person, because so many have given soul and blood to play and to fight with me, but if I have to choose one who represents all the good things you want in a player and a man, I think in this moment I would choose Didier. “I know what he means as a player and as a person. That is why this combination of the player and the person is so amazing, and I can say that he is a phenomenal person.” FWA chairman Andy Dunn, of the Sunday Mirror, added: “Didier has been one of the most reliable big-game players of the modern era. “I often wonder if Didier Drogba has ever received the credit he deserves for a remarkable career in English, European and world football. “I am thrilled we have the chance to put that right this evening.” Press Association The Ivory Coast forward received the 2015 Football Writers’ Association Tribute Award at a gala dinner in London on Sunday night. Drogba returned to Stamford Bridge during the summer following spells with Shanghai and Galatasaray, but as yet there is nothing confirmed when his current deal expires. However, the 36-year-old indicated his plans very much remain with Chelsea, either on or off the pitch. “When you have achieved so much and won so many trophies like we have done in the past 10 years, that creates something special,” said Drogba, who was unable to prevent Chelsea being knocked out of the FA Cup, beaten 4-2 at home by League One Bradford on Saturday. “I hope, and the club makes me believe, I am part of this big family, so we are going to find the best thing for both of us to promote the club in the best way.” Drogba added: “When I left this club (the first time), I was saying that I had done everything I wanted to do, but I think now that I did not do everything, I think there is more to do. “I love this club and would love to be part of this club for the future, with the new players.” Barclays Premier League leaders Chelsea will look swiftly to put the defeat by Bradford behind them when they host Liverpool for Tuesday night’s second leg of their Capital One Cup semi-final, which is poised at 1-1. Drogba said: “Everybody was disappointed and of course we are not proud of what happened, but the good thing is in two days we have another game, so we have to focus on this game and try to play better than we did at the weekend.” England manager Roy Hodgson was among the guests at the Savoy Hotel to hear tributes to Drogba from current Chelsea team-mate Petr Cech and former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry. last_img read more

Nelson & District Credit Union hosts Puck Toss Finale during Friday’s Leafs game

first_imgThere’s a lot more on the line Friday at the NDCC Arena than the Nelson Leafs taking on the Golden Rockets in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action.The Nelson and District Credit Union is hosting its member appreciation night  along with the $1000 NDCU puck-toss finale during Friday’s KIJHL Kootenay Conference contest between the two teams. The winner of the NDCU puck-toss will take home one NDCU $1,000 term deposit.As well, NDCU members who show their NDCU MemberCard at the ticket booth will get into the game at a discounted rate.last_img

Koscielny announces retirement from international duty

first_imgThe 33-year-old took the opportunity to criticise Deschamps, however, and claimed France winning the World Cup caused him a “lot more psychological damage than my injury”.“I think that I have given everything I can for France, I am 33, I have done two Euros, one World Cup,” Koscielny told French TV station Canal+.“France has a great generation of great players now. My injury does not change my decision. For Les Bleus, it is finished.“When you are in good form, you have lots of friends. When you are injured… after a certain period of time, you are forgotten about.“He [Deschamps] called me once for my birthday in September. Otherwise, no. Lots of people disappointed me. Not only the coach. It feels like a hit on the back of the head.“France’s World Cup victory did me a lot more psychological damage than my injury did me.”-By Sky Sports0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares000049-times capped French international Laurent Koscielny, 33, announced on November 7 that the next six months would be his last on the national teamLONODN, United Kingdom, Oct 14 – Laurent Koscielny has retired from international football and taken a dig at France head coach Didier Deschamps in the process.The Arsenal defender missed this summer’s World Cup in Russia after suffering an Achilles injury playing for Arsenal against Atletico Madrid in the Europa League, and has now decided to focus on his club career.last_img read more

NBA Finals: Warriors’ Stephen Curry couldn’t hit a shot all night, until …

first_imgAll that practice saved Curry from an imperfect ending Wednesday night. He drilled his only 3-pointer of the game with 2:38 to play, helping move the Warriors within reach of an NBA Finals sweep.By sibling rule, Curry was allowed to leave the gym.“Got it … Want Warriors news in your inbox? Sign up for the free DubsDaily newsletter.CLEVELAND — Growing up in a hoops-playing family, Stephen Curry and his brother, Seth, had a rule:No leaving the gym until you made your last shot.last_img

The Wiki Strikes Again: German Official Drops “Dr” After Wiki Investigation

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market mike melanson A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… The revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia have been dubbed by some to be “Wiki Revolutions” because “just as people can self-organize to contribute to Wikipedia…they can participate in social change and coalesce into revolutionary movements as never before.” Now, it seems that wikis may not only be behind toppling governments, but also stripping plagiarizing government officials of their educational titles.This week, German defense minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg has said he would remove the “Dr” from his name while a plagiarism investigation of his PhD took place. Where did this investigation originate? Wikia, the for-profit wiki project started by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales.According to a Wikia spokesperson, the whole thing “started with Guttenplag, the Wikia site that users set up to record instances of plagiarism in the doctoral thesis of German Defense Minister Guttenberg.” Apparently, the site grew rapidly to more than 1,130 pages of content and 1.5 million pageviews per day, forcing Guttenberg to respond publicly. Global political leaders are used to worrying about wikis — from the ‘Controversy’ sections of their Wikpedia biographies to the still-ominous Wikileaks  (which incidentally is not a wiki, considering it is closed and non-collaborative).But now they have a bit more to be concerned about — having their academic qualifications publicly discredited by the new “plagiarism wikis” we’ve seen popping up on the Wikia platform.The newest incarnation of the “Wiki Revolution” doesn’t stop there. Apparently, Muammar al-Gaddafi’s son has become the next target, with users questioning whether or not his thesis is authentic or plagiarized. The empowering effects of the Internet have started to rear their head beyond badmouthing brands. Where else might we see the power of the people manifest into real world effects? Will investigative journalism be, in some ways, replaced by a crowdsourced, wiki-based future where the general population takes on these sorts of questions? Wikia says that this “could very well be the start of a global trend” and that it will be keeping an eye out for further developments, noting that its platform supports multiple languages and could spread to more regions.center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Tags:#crowdsourcing#news#web last_img read more

Bosch announces its billion-dollar self-driving car chip plant

first_imgTags:#automotive#Autonomous#Bosch#Dresden#driverless#Germany#infrastructure#Internet of Things#IoT#Self-Driving#smart home Bosch, the world’s largest supplier of automotive parts, has announced plans to build a €1 billion ($1.1 billion) semiconductor plant, focused on self-driving cars, smart homes, and smart city infrastructure.The factory will be located in Dresden, Germany and should be ready by 2021, according to Bloomberg.See Also: Industry split on when first commercial self-driving vehicle will be readyBosch already supplies automakers with chips and software for cars, this factory will vastly expand the company’s output and allow it to develop unique chips specifically for autonomous systems, like self-driving and smart home technologies.“Semiconductors are the core components of all electronic systems. With connectivity and automation growing, they are being used in more and more areas of application. By extending our semiconductor manufacturing capacity, we are giving ourselves a sound basis for the future and strengthening our competitiveness,” said Bosch CEO, Dr. Volkmar Denner.Bosch is not the first to show interest in building chips specifically for self-driving, Intel and Nvidia are already supplying super-fast processors to automakers. The company seems to want to supply all sorts of chips to automakers however, which will most likely include parts that other suppliers are not interested in developing.With self-driving cars still a decade from mass production, it gives Bosch a good few years to get up and running. The two other uses, for smart home and city infrastructure, are also new markets that will take a few years before they’re ubiquitous. Related Posts Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… David Currycenter_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Follow the Pucklast_img read more