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

Imperial Riviera realized 90% of the planned investment activities this year

first_imgThe most significant investment refers to the hotel Valamar Parentino (ex Zagreb), bought last year in the destination Poreč, which received the first guests of this year last weekend. With the reconstruction and extension of the facility, in addition to the existing 230, 99 new accommodation units were built, so that with 812 basic beds and extra beds, the hotel can accommodate more than 1.000 guests.  The second largest investment of the Imperial Riviera refers to the destination Makarska – the second phase of renovation and repositioning of the Valamar Meteor Hotel.  Although most investments in tourism have been stopped and prolonged this year, Imperial Riviera has completed almost all investments planned for this year, ie it has realized 90% of the planned investment activities. This year, new zones with 55 new luxury mobile homes have been arranged, and one zone has been converted into a zone with premium camping pitches and complete infrastructure. A new zone for accommodating 20 mobile homes has been arranged in the San Marino Camping Resort, and other smaller investment projects have been implemented per facility.                                               Imperial Riviera investment cycle “This is a specific year for Croatian tourism, and especially for the started investments, so that every new realized project in tourism this year has a special value. Due to extraordinary circumstances, we had to temporarily suspend work on all investments, but we did not give up and we managed to realize as much as 90% of our planned investment activities. All these investments add value to the tourist offer of the Imperial Riviera facilities, in all three destinations”, Points out Vlado Miš, President of the Management Board of Imperial Riviera. The most significant investment relates to the Valamar Parentino Hotel (ex Zagreb), purchased last year in Poreč, the second phase of refurbishment and repositioning of the Valamar Meteor Hotel in Makarska and in the Padova Premium Camping Resort on the island of Rab. Most of the planned investments in the Valamar Parentino Hotel in the amount of HRK 113 million were realized this year. Apart from accommodation, the investment also refers to the development of other services. Maro facilities have been supplemented with a new playground, the pool complex has been expanded to include a relax pool for adults and a children’s pool, a sun deck with a new 200 m140 pool and two slides that descend from the roof of the building. A new Oliva Grill Snack Bar has been built and the capacity of the main restaurant with an extraordinary sea view has been expanded. A stage for evening programs, a new transformer station, new promenades were built and the capacity of the parking lot was increased. The hotel will employ about XNUMX employees during the season, and with its offer and facilities, it is primarily intended for families with children. The third phase of the investment cycle in the amount of HRK 20,7 million was realized in the destination Rab in Padova Premium Camping Resort, so that the total investments in this camp in all three phases during the last three years amount to more than HRK 60 million.  Within the Valamar Meteor Hotel, along the promenade and the beach, an investment was made in a new facility with a catering offer, called Trattoria La Pentola. This is already the fourth La Pentola restaurant in Croatia, branded in accordance with Valamar standards, and the first of its kind outside Istria. At the end of 2019, Imperial Riviera started the largest investment cycle so far in the amount of HRK 226,2 million.  After last year’s renovation of 112 accommodation units, this year’s investment includes the refurbishment of the remaining 166 accommodation units, reception and lobby areas, construction of a new outdoor pool complex, refurbishment of the indoor pool and spa area, implementation of the Maro animation concept, refurbishment of the meeting hall and entrance and driveway . “The temporary suspension of the construction site from March 25, which lasted for about a month, prevented the timely completion of the investment and putting the hotel into operation, so that work on the remaining 25% of the investment will continue after the tourist season. stand out from the Imperial Riviera.         Imperial Riviera currently has in its portfolio six hotels, three tourist resorts and two camps in the leading Croatian destinations, the islands of Rab and Makarska, which makes a total of 3.618 accommodation units and a capacity to accommodate 9.000 guests.last_img read more

Where in the world was Indonesian minister before announced as COVID-19 positive?

first_imgThe government announced Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi had tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday but rumors that the minister was ill had been circulating for days before the announcement. Budi, who has long suffered from asthma, had been absent from a number of events he was scheduled to attend since the beginning of the month. Prior to that, he had been on a number of work-related trips, including to Kertajati Airport in West Java and Luwu and Toraja in South Sulawesi. He was also active in the evacuation of Indonesian crew members from the virus-stricken cruise ship Diamond Princess on March 2.On March 10, in response to reporters’ questions about Budi’s absence, Transportation Ministry spokesperson Adita Irawati said Budi was suffering from typhoid symptoms and “resting at home.” On Thursday, the Transportation Ministry installed a disinfectant box in front of the Karsa building at its offices in Central Jakarta. Visitors were required to enter the box to be sprayed with disinfectant and have their temperatures checked. Budi Setyadi, the ministry’s land transportation director general, said the installation of the box was part of a trial for COVID-19 prevention measures that could be implemented at transportation hubs across the country. On Friday, Adita once again denied rumors that Budi had been infected by the virus. “Regarding rumors circulating about the transportation minister’s health, we hereby state that Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumad is being treated in a hospital due to typhoid and asthma, which he has suffered from for a long time,” Adita told The Jakarta Post. “Right now, the minister is in stable condition and being monitored by doctors.”On Saturday night, after announcing that Budi had tested positive for COVID-19, Pratikno said that the health minister had “acted quickly” to anticipate the possibility of other ministers getting infected by the virus. “We want to emphasize that many people who test positive can recover quickly,” he said. “Once the President received the information, he ordered the health minister and all his ranks to work even harder to protect the public.”Pratikno declined, however, to say when Budi had been admitted to the hospital or when he had likely been infected.As of Sunday morning, Indonesia has reported 96 confirmed cases of COVID-19, resulting in five deaths. Eight patients have since recovered.Topics : Budi attended on March 11 a Cabinet meeting on land disputes in North Sumatra at the State Palace in Central Jakarta. The meeting was led by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.Attendees included State Secretary Pratikno, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko, Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Mahfud MD, Coordinating Economic Minister Airlangga Hartarto, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani, Agrarian and Spatial Planning Minister Sofyan Djalil, Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar, State-Owned Enterprises Minister Erick Thohir, Home Minister Tito Karnavian, Attorney General ST Burhanuddin, Indonesian Military (TNI) commander Air Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto, National Police chief Gen. Idham Azis, as well as North Sumatra Governor Edy Rahmayadi and acting Medan Mayor Akhyar Nasution, among others. Later that day, Budi also met with the Dutch minister for infrastructure and water management, Cora Van Nieuwenhuize, to discuss cooperation between Indonesia and the Netherlands in the transportation sector. Kami juga menandatangani Joint Statement (Pernyataan Bersama). Kami sepakat untuk meningkatkan kerja sama di bidang transportasi, serta pengembangan kapasitas dan kapabilitas sumber daya manusia perhubungan.— Budi Karya Sumadi (@BudiKaryaS) March 11, 2020last_img read more

LeBron James’ plan to give 23 to Anthony Davis foiled by Nike

first_imgOfficially a Laker!! 😱💪🏾🙏🏾 #LakeShowA post shared by LeBron James (@kingjames) on Jul 7, 2019 at 6:59pm PDTThere’s a chance Davis will never wear a No. 23 Lakers jersey. He’s signed only through the 2019-20 season and can become a free agent next July. View this post on Instagram Davis’ new number will likely be revealed at his introductory news conference Saturday. (UPDATE: Davis revealed it late Friday in Instagram: He’ll wear 3 instead.)Anthony Davis, with his Instagram handle that includes his old No. 23, announces he’ll wear No. 3 for the Lakers this season— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) July 13, 2019Fans will be denied a version of the passing of the number that James previously staged on Instagram: LeBron James, not Anthony Davis, will wear No. 23 with the Lakers next season, even though James wanted to give his number to his new teammate.Yahoo Sports’ Chris B. Haynes reported Friday that the switch was put off for a year because Nike, the uniform manufacturer, did not grant permission. The Lakers and James needed Nike’s approval because the proposed switch was to be made after the March 15 deadline for changes. More from Haynes:But due to production issues and the massive financial hit Nike would have absorbed from the No. 23 James inventory that’s already been produced, Nike could not accommodate the request for this season, sources said.James decided not to pursue the change after Nike weighed in, Haynes reported.MORE: Lakers GM says anything other than a championship would be a failureJames wore 23 during his two stints with the Cavaliers but wore 6 while playing for the Heat. He reportedly was going to return to 6 with the Lakers after giving Davis 23. last_img read more

Toronto producer J Miles Dale not letting Oscar out of his sight

first_imgToronto producer J. Miles Dale wasn’t letting Oscar out of his sight Monday.Following reports that Frances McDormand’s Academy Award for best actress was stolen from an after-party on Sunday night, Dale planned to keep his trophy close by.“I’ll put it in my suitcase. That’s a hand-carry item proudly taken out at metal detectors,” Dale said a day after winning the best-picture Oscar along with director Guillermo del Toro for “The Shape of Water.”“I imagine the flight attendants will get a photo,” he added with a laugh in a phone interview Monday.“I’ve got meetings today, I’m taking it with me everywhere today…. I’m going to hold on tight until I get home and then where I put it, I don’t know.“It won’t be a doorstop for my bathroom, I will tell you that.”Dale said he was actually at the Oscar engraving station at the same time as McDormand and “had a laugh” with her at the Governors Ball on Sunday, before her trophy was allegedly stolen. A man was later arrested on suspicion of felony grand theft.“The Shape of Water” team won four Oscars in total, including best production design for Canadians Paul Austerberry, Jeffrey A. Melvin and Shane Vieau.Meanwhile, del Toro won best director and Alexandre Desplat won best original score.Dale said it felt like “the longest five seconds” of his life as he waited for the best-picture envelope to be opened.“It’s like if you’ve ever been in a car crash, how it all goes through extreme slow-motion. It’s just like that and you kind of can’t breathe properly and your heart rate is really going, and I’m by nature a very calm and composed person.”When “The Shape of Water” team got onstage to accept the best-picture honour, del Toro spoke and Dale tried to say a few follow-up words but was drowned out by music and his mic was cut off.Dale was able to squeeze in some praise for del Toro after host Jimmy Kimmel approached him and asked what he wanted to say.“I was just so filled with joy through all of this, it really didn’t matter,” Dale said.“It’s not like when they turn the mic off they take the statue away. That’s certainly not what I’ll remember but it’s an amusing anecdote.“I’ve got a story. And by the way — that was probably better than what my speech would have been.”In a humorous bit throughout the night, Kimmel promised a Jet Ski to the winner with the most concise speech. It went to Oscar-winning “Phantom Thread” costume designer Mark Bridges.“I told Jimmy Kimmel I should have won the Jet Ski, that’s really my principal complaint of the evening,” Dale joked.“I felt like my speech was two words and it was unambiguous in terms of whose speech was the shortest of the night. I feel like I got one out of two — I got the trophy but I was robbed of the motorcraft.”“The Shape of Water” was shot in Hamilton and Toronto and had a largely Canadian crew.It was the first Oscar win for Dale, who also worked with del Toro on the 2013 film “Mama” and the horror drama series “The Strain.”“It was the culmination of a long journey,” Dale said.“You feel like the marathon runner who runs 20 miles and you can’t feel your legs anymore, and you run into the stadium and the crowd is cheering and you hit the tape.”last_img read more

The Kings Got Fleeced In The Cousins Trade

CARMELO projection for DeMarcus Cousins 2018-199.25.354.5 2017-1810.65.7$59.6m 2019-207.84.946.8 SEASONWARBPMVALUE 2020- 2023- 2022- Word broke late Sunday night why DeMarcus Cousins played only two minutes in that evening’s All-Star game: He’d been traded. The Sacramento Kings and New Orleans Pelicans agreed on a deal that will send Cousins and Omri Casspi to New Orleans in exchange for Buddy Hield, Tyreke Evans, Langston Galloway, a protected 2017 first-round pick and a 2017 second-rounder. While the Kings may have been concerned about Cousins’s surliness and ongoing feud with referees, they were absolutely fleeced in basketball terms.The tradeAccording to an updated version of FiveThirtyEight’s CARMELO projections, which assumes Cousins’s production will remain steady for the remainder of this season, we’d expect Cousins to produce 46.5 Wins Above Replacement over the next six seasons, and value equivalent to $284.4 million on the open market. That’s a top-10 projection in the league over that period, and one that dwarfs the expected production of the players coming back to Sacramento. Of course, usage rate is a broad indicator, and doesn’t account for the other big unknown: How will two dominant big men fare in a league increasingly run by guards? It’s probably too early to answer that, but there will be plenty of complications to work through. Take the logjam in the post: Cousins posts up on 20.9 percent of his possessions, according to Synergy Sport Technology, and Davis on 16 percent of his. Both are good but not great at these possessions — Davis is in the 58th percentile in points per possession, Cousins the 65th — but the bigger concern is that post-ups tend to engage only one big man in the play, lessening the impact of the other star. Cousins has shot 36.4 percent on spot-up threes this season, so the Pelicans have some options there, but they likely didn’t trade for him with the intent of sitting him in a corner where he could jack league-average threes.That said, there are also reasons to think Cousins may be even better on the Pelicans. For instance, Cousins has been assisted on just 42.4 percent of his 2-point attempts this season, a staggeringly low number for a big man, especially one who uses as many possessions as Cousins does. That isn’t a one-season phenomenon, either — throughout his career, Cousins has ranged from the mid-40s to low 50s on percent-assisted.On the one hand, a center putting up a 37.5 usage rate while also having to create most of his own shots, while also putting up a career-high true shooting percent (56.2) is incredible. Alleviating some of the pressure to create every shot on his own should free Cousins to be even more devastating. That’s generally how the usage-to-efficiency relationship works. On the other hand, a career-long history of grabbing the rock and going it alone may be a hard habit to shake.And that’s the conundrum a team trading for Cousins faced: Cousins has not had much help, but Cousins has not accepted much, either. How he deals with that help coming in the form of an All-NBA power forward will determine whether this deal remains as lopsided as it appears today, or becomes a bad time for everyone.Check out our latest NBA predictions. Hield has been a disappointment in his first season, shooting 39.2 percent from the floor and 36.9 percent from three while having minimal impact in other facets of the game. He’s only a rookie, so he has time to improve, but at 23 years old he is also a good deal older than most NBA rookies. (He’s also in the mold of other shooting guards favored by the Kings in recent drafts, such as Nik Stauskas and Ben McLemore, so it’s possible the Kings think Hield is a bigger asset than he’s shown himself to be so far.) The version of CARMELO that isn’t updated with this season’s stats expects him to produce around $37.4 million in value over the next five seasons. Evans, 27, is expected to produce around $77.4 million in value over the next five seasons, though he is only signed through the remainder of this season.The real value for Sacramento, such as it exists, is of course the draft picks. The 2017 draft pool is widely considered to be full of franchise-altering players, such as Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball, and securing an extra lottery pick is a big deal. However, the top-3 protection is a bigger deal than it may seem.While the draft lottery largely slots teams into a range of picks relative to their standings, all teams have a set chance to jump out of their place in line and into the top three slots. As it stands today, the Pelicans have a little under an 8 percent chance to luck into a top-3 pick. But if they begin to struggle and fall just two games in the standings relative to the other lottery teams, supplanting Philadelphia for the fifth-worst record, that chance shoots to over 31 percent.It’s more likely than not that the Pelicans will remain outside of the top three, but even that doesn’t swing things entirely in the Kings’ favor. Because of the top-heavy nature of the NBA draft, the first few picks are disproportionately valuable compared to later picks, even in the lottery. This means the Pelicans retain the rights to the biggest prizes. In other words, a small chance at a big reward (a top-three pick) can be nearly as valuable as a far greater chance at a just-OK one.By making this trade, the Kings are implicitly betting against Cousins. They’re betting against his living up to his projections and being a difference maker on an imperfectly constructed team. But in a perverse way, that’s why the top-three protection on the draft pick is such a killer. Let’s say everything breaks the Kings’ way — Cousins turns out to be a player who isn’t conducive to winning, the Pelicans struggle to integrate Cousins into the team, and the team struggles down the stretch. But if the Pelicans do tank with Cousins, the only way that affects the Kings is to lower the odds they actually get their hands on that 2017 lottery pick. And if things go the other way and the Pelicans make the playoffs, the pick can be no better than 15th.Re-signing CousinsCousins has one year remaining on his deal, and can’t become a free agent until the summer of 2018. However, due to terms in the new collective bargaining agreement, Cousins was up for a five-year, $209 million “Designated Player Extension” this summer, which would have been added to the one year remaining on his deal and locked him up through 2023.Unlike other contract extension rights, however, the right to sign this designated player extension does not transfer with a trade, so the most Cousins can sign for now is five years and $180 million.It’s far too early to begin speculating whether Cousins will re-sign in New Orleans, but as we evaluate the trade, it’s important to remember that Sacramento had a massive advantage in re-signing Cousins if it chose to do so, making fear of losing him for nothing a much smaller issue than it often is for other teams trading superstars.Cousins and DavisThe big question will be whether Cousins and Davis can both continue to produce as prolifically as they have on their own. The answer pretty obviously is “no,” since there is only one basketball and their current combined usage rates (32.5 for Davis, 37.5 for Cousins) would leave barely any possessions for their teammates. But usage also tends to find equilibrium among teammates, especially ones who aren’t occupying the same areas of the floor and getting in each other’s way. That’s a problem if you’re, say, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James, who both loved to hang out on the left wing.A glance at their shot charts, via StatMuse, shows that while both big men operate out of the post, they shouldn’t be fighting for space outside of the immediate basket area. 2021- Updated with 2016-17 stats through Feb. 19. read more

34yearold youth found dead in Joynagar

first_imgKolkata: A youth from Mukundapur was found dead at Joynagar in South 24-Parganas on February 10, just a few days before his marriage. The deceased was identified as Amit Ghosh (34) who came from a business family. On Thursday, his father Swapan, lodged a complaint with the Baruipur Government Railway Police (GRP), alleging that his son has been murdered.According to sources, Amit went to his room after dinner on February 9 night. On February 10 morning, his mother Chhabi found his room empty and his bike missing from the garage. She immediately informed Swapan and both tried to reach out to their son on his mobile but found it switched off. While checking the CCTV footage at their souse, it was found that Amit was talking on his mobile phone in a tensed manner. He turned off the CCTV cameras at around 2:38 am. On the same day, Swapan was informed by Baruipur GRP that his son’s body had been recovered. His bike was found from Jadavpur Jheel Par area. According to police sources, it is suspected that Amit was going somewhere on the train. Questions arose as to why he had to turn off the CCTV camera and go out with his bike. Also, why he had parked his vehicle there and boarded a train. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseOn Thursday, Swapan lodged a complaint alleging that his son had been murdered. During the investigation, police have not found any clues which can substantiate the FIR. The Superintendent of Railway Police (SRP), Sealdah, Asesh Biswas said: “Probe is on. Though the FIR has been drawn under Section 302 IPC (murder) as per the complaint, till now we do not have any information or clue that the youth was murdered.” Sleuths are checking his mobile phone call records as the device is still missing. His former fiance and friends are also being questioned.last_img read more