Print Facebook NewsLocal NewsWethouse move to Clyde House angers residentsBy admin – June 18, 2009 729 Email Advertisement WhatsApp Linkedin MINISTER Willie O’Dea and Cllr Maria Byrne are looking for answers from Limerick City Council as to why residents were recently transferred from the wethouse in John’s Square to Clyde House on Alphonsus Street.It was their understanding that no such move would occur before City Hall officials met again with local residents, the voluntary housing agency, Nostra, city councillors, Limerick TDs and Minister O’Dea.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Earlier this year, Mr O’Dea gave a commitment that no money would change hands in relation to the purchase of Clyde House until the issues and concerns of the residents of the area were addressed.Furious at the development, Cllr Byrne said:“Now we find that the deal has been done and the hostel residents were moved quietly over the weekend of the local elections.“While I agree with the widespread view that the hostel in John’s Square was totally unsuited for the service being provided, I’m particularly concerned for the existing residents living in the greater area around Clyde House, but despite being given the assurance of a further meeting, we now find that the government has gone ahead and spent 12.6million euro, which is over the top in terms of current property value.“Obviously, this property has not been revalued since property prices have dropped, yet the government has gone ahead and spent this sum without even coming back and discussing the issue and allowing the local people to put their point of view, which shows a complete lack of respect for people working and living in the area”. Minister O’Dea lives in the area and he told this newspaper that he had been stunned to learn of the development.“I rang Environment Minister John Gormley, from whose office the cheque for 12.6milion would have been sent, and he was utterly mystified. I’m waiting for further clarification on this issue, which I’m pursuing as we speak. We had been assured that no cheque would be sent before another meeting, at which the HSE were also to attend, was held. There are questions to be answered and I’m going to get them”.Cllr Byrne said she found it “very strange” that on the same weekend that the residents of Bridgeman House, John’s Square were transferred to Clyde House, a similar situation occurred in Newport”. Previous articleRyanair blames tourist tax for cuts at airportsNext articleStrike action planned for Tesco Roxboro admin Twitter
By Dialogo March 10, 2010 Haitians desperately need a new hurricane alert system because communications were largely destroyed by January’s devastating earthquake, experts warned Monday. Scientists from 30 countries focused on how to improve meteorological services in Haiti to prevent further disasters as they began three days of meetings in Bermuda. “One of the areas they will be looking at will be better communications and dissemination possibilities,” Robert Masters of the World Meteorological Organization told AFP by telephone as the hurricane committee convened. Masters said about 80 percent of Haitians would normally be informed of any imminent hurricane or storm threat by turning on their televisions or tuning in on their radios. “But now with the earthquake this was reduced to 20 percent because people don’t have electricity, don’t have television and radios,” he said. “So it’s important to find new ways to disseminate information to be sure people are warned in the face of severe weather.” The scientists are expected to recommend, when the meeting wraps up on Wednesday, that governments providing aid to Haiti seek to create a storm alert system to ensure new disaster is averted. Haiti, which shares the Caribbean island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic is often hit by storms during the June to November hurricane season. The Western hemisphere’s poorest nation, Haiti is also poorly equipped to deal with hurricanes because massive deforestation has left it with few moisture-absorbing tropical forests. International aid groups have for weeks warned about the onset of the Caribbean’s rainy season, which begins in earnest late April, followed by the potentially disastrous hurricane season. Violent storms could turn fields where homeless Haitians are camping out into unsanitary pools of overflowing sewage and trigger mudslides and flooding that would threaten precarious post-quake settlements made of tents and flimsy plastic. In the 2008 hurricane season, Haiti was pounded by four storms that left more than 800,000 people homeless and devastated its agriculture. Last year, Haiti, the Caribbean, and the US mainland were spared any major storms during a relatively calm hurricane season. But the devastating earthquake that struck the country January 12 flattened most of the capital Port-au-Prince, killing more than 220,000 people and destroying half the nation’s economy, according to government estimates. Another 1.3 million people have been left homeless since the quake.
The experiences exchanged by entrepreneurs will be very important for the County Action Plan for the Development of Active Tourism. It was emphasized that adventure tourism, whose development opportunities are great in different parts of the county, from the sea to the mountains, brings added value to tourism, and is especially important for rural areas, where it develops in parallel with rural tourism. “All the trends show that this is a type of tourism that is growing rapidly everywhere in the world. Croatia is somewhat weaker when it comes to mountain tourism, so our focus is on mountain and all related types of tourism. What should be done to begin with are certainly better-maintained hiking and mountaineering trails, more suitable for ordinary tourists, not just hikers, better marked and better promoted., said prof. dr. sc. Zoran Klarić from the Institute of Tourism. The action plan for active tourism for the area of the Split-Dalmatia County is prepared by the Institute for Tourism for the client, the Tourist Board of the Split-Dalmatia County. So far, we have been working on cycling, trails, and what is expected next are our mountains, hiking, climbing, but also other activities. Prebeg cited the example of two ferratas, which have been launched in the last two years, and these are extreme hiking trails equipped with cables, chains, etc. that cause great interest and are the sole reason for the arrival of some tourists. “It is good that the Action Plan is being drafted, meetings are being held and information is being exchanged, and we expect it to be ready soon. The biggest specificity and advantage of the offer of adventure tourism is that we can work all year round and extend the season. The goals of our Section are to offer everything that guests are looking for and to make the most of the benefits of this area of ours. It is also important to us that our first associates, representatives of accommodation facilities, recognize the importance of this offer and find their interest in connecting. “, said the president of the Section of the Community of Adventure Tourism ŽK Split, Iris Prebeg. “Organizing members into professional bodies of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce is a real example of how, through the chamber framework of our company, we can jointly influence changes in future plans and regulations, so that they are as consistent as possible with the needs of the profession and the situation on the ground.”, said the coordinator for tourism of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce – Split County Chamber, Nataša Bušić. Adventure tourism is a segment of tourism that has been growing rapidly everywhere in the world for the last ten years, and the Split-Dalmatia County has a natural basis and great potential for its even greater development. In order to develop this potential as much as possible and to jointly and systematically develop the profession, the Split County Chamber of Commerce operates the Adventure Tourism Association Section, at whose session the possibilities and direction of active tourism development in the county and especially the Action Plan for its development. Imotska Krajina also has great potential for the development of adventure and general outdoor tourism, and the association of local communities in the joint Imotski Tourist Board enables them to make even better use of this potential. “Last year, we built 14 bike paths, almost 400 km across the country, and now we are working on the Geo Park together with the Biokovo Nature Park. The potential is huge and I think we will see a significant growth in adventure tourism in the coming years. ”, said the president of the Imotski Tourist Board Luka Kolovrat. By the way, in the area of the Imotski Tourist Board, 24% more arrivals and 30% more overnight stays were recorded last year compared to the record-breaking 2018.
Erik North, the owner of Free Energy Maine, is an energy auditor and home performance specialist in Westbrook, Maine. He is also the author of the Energy Auditing Blog. Cold water pipes absorb heatIf the basement space is insulated, cold water pipes may absorb heat. The basement air temperature would be in the high 50s while the cold water pipes would be 10-12 degrees colder.If the pipes were left uninsulated, this would be a continual, low-level draw of heat from the building. Normally this might be too small to bother, but the cost of insulating pipes is so minimal it becomes worth discussing. Protect pipes from freezing and limit condensationThere are a few good reasons. If the basement or crawl space has uninsulated walls (and really, you should insulate your basement walls), insulated cold water pipes would be less prone to freezing in cold climates.If the basement is conditioned space, an insulated cold water pipe won’t absorb heat. If it is in a 1000% humidity climate like Georgia, cold pipes can be prone to condensation issues. A fully taped and insulated cold water pipe won’t condense moisture on its surface. Insulating the hot waters pipes in your house is something of a no-brainer. Why let the heat escape willy-nilly? Pipe insulation is inexpensive, and the project is one that any homeowner could finish on a Saturday afternoon.Whether to insulate the cold water pipes is less clear-cut. The project is still pretty inexpensive and easy — but does it have a point? Insulation retains heat, and these are cold water pipes. So why do it? Cold water pipes are a condensing surface for moisture in the airLastly, condensation concerns can be alleviated with pipe insulation. (Or rather, the possibility of condensation would be gone — you’re free to remain concerned.)Basements and crawl spaces are embedded in damp soil, surrounding the permeable concrete with moisture. The spaces under houses often have elevated humidity levels and cold water pipes are a natural condensing surface. Stick any paper or valuables or valuable paper (perhaps your original run of Claremont X-Men issues) under a pipe elbow, and you’re in for a nasty surprise down the road.The key for preventing condensation is to be sure that the pipe is insulated and that the insulation is sealed along the seams. Moisture-laden air must be kept from contacting the pipe surface. The pipe insulation should be a vapor-impermeable foam with all the seams and edges taped tight.Insulating hot water pipes in a cold climate is a no-brainer. But there is a lot to be said for insulating cold water pipes as well. Many houses in Maine and similar heating climates have uninsulated copper and PEX pipes running through the basement ceiling joists. With winter temperatures routinely dipping below 0°F, it’s no surprise that cold water pipes can freeze.Insulation is simply a material with above average resistance to thermal energy movement. The water comes out of the ground below 50°F into a winter environment that could be below 0°F. Wrapping those cold water pipes would keep what heat energy the water possessed in place, protecting against freezing. RELATED ARTICLES Q&A: Pipe insulationKnauf Fiberglass Pipe InsulationGBA Encyclopedia: Efficient Plumbing Supply LayoutsHow to Insulate a Basement WallBuilding an Unvented Crawl Space BLOGS BY ERIC NORTH Why I Hate, Hate, Hate SkylightsBan the CanThe Street-Side Energy AuditSpray Foam in Cold ClimatesProblems with Crawl SpacesHow to Avoid Mold Should cold water pipes be insulated in cold climates?My father grew up in houses where pipe freezing was a common occurrence. Since he slept in the basement bedroom of his childhood home, it’s not a surprise. That was one cold basement.From USGS groundwater temperature data, we know that groundwater temperatures in Maine are generally below 50°F.
Even as the US state department reiterated that Indian diplomat Debashish Biswas’s daughter Krittika, who recently sued New York City for illegally detaining her, did not enjoy diplomatic immunity, voices are being raised in the United States over the controversy involving the teenaged Indian schoolgirl.Leading Congressman Gary Ackerman has written a letter to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the Krittika issue. The letter comes ahead of Clinton’s visit to India on July 19.Ackerman’s letter might be the impetus needed to get Clinton sort out the issue before she reaches India. Krittika’s lawyer Ravi Batra had also earlier written to Clinton seeking her intervention. He had said that he was under pressure to withdraw the case.In his letter to Clinton, Ackerman writes: “I hope that somebody can take the time to remedy…. this injustice that has befallen this young girl and her fine diplomat family.”On the other side, US state department spokesman Mark Toner on Tuesday reiterated that Krittika had been allowed to contact her parents during the night she was detained and was released the next day.”As I’ve said before, as a family member of a consular officer at the Indian consulate in New York, she did not enjoy immunity from arrest from criminal or civil jurisdiction under international law. Certainly though, we value our partnership with India and we attach great importance to the presence of all Indian diplomatic and consular representatives in the United States. And we sympathise with Ms Biswas and her family,” Toner said in his latest clarification.advertisement”I think she was allowed to call her family and her father, who was the consul general, I believe. She was allowed to contact them,” he added.Krittika, whose father was the vice counsel at the Indian consulate in Manhattan, had been jailed by the New York Police Department for “cyber bullying”, a crime she had not committed, on February 8. She later sued the New York City authorities for $1.5 million.The teen had claimed that she had been ill-treated in prison after being arrested on charge of sending obscene emails to her teachers at Queens High School. She had alleged that she was not allowed to use the bathroom for a long-time when she was in custody.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.
MONTEGO BAY – Residents, who occupy housing lots in the Whitehall phase one housing development in Westmoreland, were presented with their titles on Friday (Nov. 23), by Minister with responsibility for Housing, Hon. Dr. Morais Guy. More than 500 lots are available in the development, which was originally earmarked for hotel workers in the 1980’s. The Government started the project under Operation PRIDE in the early 1990’s, and has decided to hand over the titles to owners for nominal fees ranging from $25,000 to $300,000. Minister Guy, in addressing the title handing over ceremony held at the Whitehall Early Childhood Institution, said he was pleased with the project. “I am impressed with the level of work being done. What I see at Whitehall is something that every recipient here, and those who are not here, ought to be proud off. It is a wonderful development,” he stated. He challenged the residents to take charge of the community. “Let us be the ones in charge and not others. I am talking about the criminals creeping in and taking charge. At the end, let us have a community that everyone can be proud of,” he urged. The Minister said he has mandated the Housing Agency of Jamaica (HAJ) to institute a competition among the various Operation Pride housing schemes, aimed at fostering civic pride. Such as competition, he argued, could encourage residents to always work to keep their communities in top shape, while they vie for prizes. “Let us see, of these communities, which one can vie for a prize from the Housing Agency of Jamaica, because, what we are talking about is not only national development, but personal and civic development as well,” he stated. The Whitehall development is a three phase project, with more than 2,000 houses to be provided at the end of the undertaking. A total of 512 housing lots are available in phase 1, while 24 lots are earmarked for commercial activities. Member of Parliament for Western Westmoreland, Dr. Wykeham McNeil, who is also Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, informed that funding is now in place for the completion of the playfield, and community centre.
Embed Code More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s show (March 15, 2016), we discuss all things March Madness. Neil Paine explains why he has a feeling about Villanova on the men’s side. Kate Fagan tells us why no team has a hope of beating the mighty UConn Huskies on the women’s side and why, when she’s picking her bracket, she never picks to win. Plus, we answer some of your listener mail and ponder whether it might be a good idea to make the slam dunk worth 3 points.Most importantly, we want you to join our ESPN Tournament Challenge bracket pool! We have groups for the men’s and women’s tournaments, and the winner and loser of each will get a Hot Takedown T-shirt. Yes, you can own a shirt that depicts Adam Silver riding a bear into a pool full of fish.Stream the episode by clicking the play button, or subscribe using one of the podcast clients we’ve linked to above. Links to what we discussed are here:FiveThirtyEight’s March Madness predictions. This year, we’ll be updating games with live, in-game win probabilities.Nate Silver and Jay Boice explain how FiveThirtyEight is forecasting this year’s tournament.Neil Paine on the seeds that will wreak havoc on your bracket.Hot Takedown’s men’s bracket group in ESPN’s Tournament Challenge.Hot Takedown’s women’s bracket group in ESPN’s Tournament Challenge. If you’re a fan of our podcasts, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating/review. That helps spread the word to other listeners. And get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments. Tell us what you think, send us hot takes to discuss and tell us why we’re wrong. Hot Takedown
The controversial decision that took Manny Pacquiao’s welterweight crown has sparked outrage in the Philippines, so much so that the fallen superstar’s own mother has come out demanding a rematch.“I wanted him to retire before, but now I want to see this rematch happen,” Dionisia Pacquiao told GMA television. “I want to let all of Manny’s fans know there will be a rematch, and he will get back his belt.”Pacquiao’s success in the ring has propelled him to cult status in his native land. The former champion has forged successful careers in music, film and politics all while becoming one of the most prominent boxers on earth.
The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Giriraj Singh, on Monday, said that following the ‘Khadi for Fashion’ call by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the ministry had planned to connect at least five crore village women to Charkha (spinning wheel).Addressing the Gandhi Jayanti Celebrations at Khadi Bhawan in Connaught Place, the minister said that Khadi has now become popular among younger generation too. “For a significant span of time Khadi was meant for either dadaji (older ones) or netaji (politicians). But, due to the initiatives and appeals made by our Prime Minister – who is himself the latest USP of Khadi –Khadi has now become a fashion trend among the youth,” he said, adding, “Even the results speak. The previous governments could increase the sale by only 70 percent in 10 odd years, but we enhanced it to 90 percent.” Also Read – Add new books to your shelfSpeaking of solar charkhas, the minister said that it would provide employment to at least five crore village women in the coming five years. “With five pilot projects at Varanasi, Nawada and other places, we are already on our heels with this project. It will ensure a regular income between Rs 6000 and Rs 10,000 to each of the women,” he said. The minister claimed that in efforts to make Khadi a fashion brand across the globe, the department is in regular contact with all leading fashion institutes of the country. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveSingh further added that even in Africa, as a part of centenary Year celebrations of Gandhiji’s Swadeshi Movement, the High Commission of India in Uganda, in association with the Republic of Uganda, is unveiling the Gandhi Charkha – gifted by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) – at the Gandhi Heritage Site at Jinja in Uganda. Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena, in his address, said that Khadi has been spreading its wings in all directions for creating maximum job opportunities for the artisans. “Since sanitation and Khadi was close to Mahatma Gandhi’s heart, the KVIC is all set to take his legacy forward,” he said, adding, “We have also taken Prime Minister’s call of ‘Sweet Revolution’ very seriously and we are trying to give a major push to our ‘Honey Mission’ in the coming days.” Arun Kumar Panda, secretary, MSME, also laid stress upon enhancing the total turnover of Khadi and Village Industries. Earlier, the minister inaugurated 60 Khadi outlets – which were renovated and re-launched during the completion of KVIC’s 60th anniversary and a Khadi outlet at Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport at Lucknow, through remote device. He also handed over the cheques to five artisans each from two Khadi institutions of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, under the new sales initiatives undertaken by KVIC. Later, he inaugurated a Honey Parlour – showcasing several qualities of honey – at Palika Bazaar.
Share Tags: Indonesia, Travel Alert By: Stephen WrightSource: The Associated Press Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Bali airport reopens, but volcano still spewing ash KARANGASEM, Indonesia — The airport on the Indonesian resort island of Bali reopened Wednesday after an erupting volcano forced its closure two days ago, but the country’s president said the danger had not passed and urged anyone within the mountain’s exclusion zone to get out “for the sake of their safety.”Volcanic ash reaching 25,000 feet (7,600 metres) in the air began drifting south and southeast of Mount Agung, leaving clean space above the airport for planes to land and take off, said airport spokesman Arie Ahsannurohim.The airport, which handles more than 400 flights a day, had closed Monday, disrupting travel for tens of thousands of people trying to enter or leave the popular vacation destination. Thick ash particles are hazardous to aircraft and can choke engines.Despite the all-clear from authorities, flights are unlikely to rapidly return to normal levels and a change in the direction of the ash or a new more powerful eruption could force the airport’s closure again.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo ordered all concerned ministries and agencies, as well as the military and police, to help Bali’s government deal with the disaster.“I hope there will be no victims hit by the eruption,” he said.More news: Windstar celebrates record-breaking bookings in JulyAuthorities have told 100,000 people to leave an area extending up to 10 kilometres (6 miles) in places from the volcano as it belches grey and white plumes. Nearly 40,000 people are now staying in 225 shelters, according to the Disaster Mitigation Agency in Karangasem. But tens of thousands more have remained in their homes because they feel safe or don’t want to abandon their land and livestock.In the village of Tulamben inside the exclusion zone, farmers were plowing their fields with cattle Wednesday, seemingly unbothered by the smoking mountain behind them swelling with orange lava.In Sukadana village, about 8 kilometres from the crater, a few remaining residents said mudflows of volcanic debris and water had passed through the area for a couple of days before solidifying.Some stranded tourists managed to get off the island before the airport reopened, but they faced an arduous journey involving crowded roads, buses, ferries and sometimes overnight waits in yet another airport in Surabaya on the island of Java.“This is a very unforgettable experience for us. So much hassle and definitely one for the books,” said Sheryl David, a tourist from Manila, Philippines, who arrived Saturday in Bali with three friends and was supposed to leave Tuesday. She remained stuck in a third airport on Wednesday in the capital, Jakarta, waiting for a flight home that required buying a new ticket, but said the experience didn’t dampen her feelings about the island.More news: Virgin Voyages de-activates Quebec accounts at FirstMates agent portal“Yes, still a paradise,” she texted.The volcano’s last major eruption, in 1963, killed about 1,100 people, but it is unclear how bad the current situation might get or how long it could last. A worst-case scenario would involve an explosive eruption that causes the mountain’s cone to collapse.“An analogy would be the twin towers collapsing in New York on 9-11,” said Richard Arculus, a volcano expert at Australian National University. “You saw people running away from the debris raining down and columns of dust pursuing people down the street. You will not be able to outrun this thing.”Indonesian officials first raised the highest alert two months ago when seismic activity increased at the mountain. The activity decreased by late October, and the alert was lowered before being lifted to the highest level again Monday.Indonesia sits on the Pacific “Ring of Fire” and has more than 120 active volcanoes. << Previous PostNext Post >>
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