Smokers’ litter is biggest problem on Limerick streets

first_imgEmail Print Twitter Limerick centre needed to tackle environmental issues TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! WhatsApp Previous articleCall for outside intervention to solve hospital overcrowding in LimerickNext articleTime to talk about mental health Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. DISCARDED cigarette butts account for almost half the littering on the streets of Limerick city and county, a meeting of the Environment committee of the local authority learned this week.Councillors were being briefed by Senior Executive Officer Dara McGuigan on the council’s five year Litter Management Plan.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He told them that smoking-related litter, discarded butts, matches, lighters and packaging account for almost 54 per cent of all the litter found on the streets.Packaging and food-related litter were second and third on the list of offending items found thrown away, while dog fouling and dumped domestic waste are also a huge problem, he said.Cllr John Gilligan (Ind) said that the issue of owners not picking up after their dogs has to be tackled, but he allowed that it is a difficult issue.“Some of the owners are more vicious than their dogs if you try to approach them about not cleaning up,” he said.Cllr Kieran O’Hanlon (FF) said it was particularly disgusting for parents with buggies, and people using wheelchairs and the council needed to concentrate its efforts on areas where people are inclined to walk their dogs.Mr McGuigan said that pedestrians and motorists are responsible for 44 per cent of litter while retail outlets are the cause of another 44 per cent.“The plan is to work on awareness, education, cleaning and enforcement,” he said.Council workers collect 28 tonnes of litter a week from bins on the street.Cllr Marian Hurley (FG) asked if the council was looking at “other European models to deal with dog fouling”.Cllr Malachy McCreesh (SF) asked if the amount of packaging in litter is related to fly-tipping?“I think it is the biggest source of litter in the city and county. Enforcement doesn’t seem to be working. People feel there will be nothing done against them”.Cllr O’Hanlon said that the day of using May Eve bonfires as an excuse to clean out the back yard is gone and he asked that people would not leave rubbish on green areas”.Cllr Gilligan said the May Eve bonfires “were a lovely tradition which has died and it was killed by dirty people, which makes me very sad”.Cllr Elaine Secas (Lab) said that another focus should be on education. Children are really good at getting the message and spreading it. If we get the kids on board that is a great advantage”. TAGSEnvironmentLimerick City and CountyNewssociety Limerick on Covid watch list center_img Advertisement NewsEnvironmentSocietySmokers’ litter is biggest problem on Limerick streetsBy Bernie English – April 26, 2019 743 Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Linkedin Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Facebooklast_img read more

Governor Douglas to lead EB-5 delegation to Asia

first_imgGovernor Jim Douglas today announced he will be leading a delegation of Vermont employers to Asia next month to promote investment through the EB-5 Investor Program.  The Vermont EB-5 Regional Center is run through the Agency of Commerce and Community Development and has raised over $100 million in new capital for companies and projects in Vermont.“I am happy to go to the other side of the world to help great Vermont employers grow and create jobs,” said Governor Douglas.  “In this challenging economy, helping home grown Vermont businesses succeed is critical to our recovery.”Governor Douglas led a delegation to South Korea, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan last October.  As a result of that trip, Vermont employers attracted over $50 million in new capital from more than 100 investors, which will lead to the creation of more than 1,000 jobs.  Additionally, the Governor helped close a deal with a South Korean biotech firm to bring a subsidiary, AnC Bio VT, to the Northeast Kingdom.“Last year’s trip was a tremendous success,” the Governor added.  “Since then, we’ve seen greater interest from Vermont employers and from foreign investors in the EB-5 program and I am looking forward to a successful trip next month.”Governor Douglas and the delegation will be travelling to Tokyo, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Vietnam between October 14 and October 26.  Jay Peak Resort, AnC Bio VT, Country Home Products, Seldon Technologies, SB Electronics and United Construction Corporation are among the employers represented on the trip.About the EB-5 Investor ProgramThe EB-5 program is a federal investment program run by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The goal of the program is to incent investment and create American jobs by setting aside a pool of green cards for qualified foreign investors that invest capital into approved EB-5 projects. U.S. companies are able to use this investment for projects that meet the programs eligibility criteria, such as business expansions, development, or adding capacity.  The Vermont EB-5 Regional Center is the only state-run center.Source: Douglas. 9.16.2010last_img read more

Ajax got the best of me. says Ikedia

first_img ”I think the height of a thing is that if such a player has the talent your height will be overlooked,” he continued. “There’s a kind of talent such a player will possess teams will overlook your height. It’s just like [Diego] Maradona and [Lionel] Messi.” He also represented Nigeria at U23 level, before featuring 15 times for the Super Eagles – where he featured at the 2002 Fifa World Cup co-hosted by South Korea and Japan. Asked about his most memorable game in the national team shirt, Ikedia picked the make or break 2000 Sydney Olympics against Zimbabwe. “My best game for Nigeria was the one I played at the National Stadium [in Lagos] against Zimbabwe during the Sydney 2000 Olympic qualifiers,” he added. “We needed to win the game 4-0 and the funny thing was that the Zimbabwe coach was former Super Eagles coach Clemens Westerhof. “So we needed four goals to qualify for the Olympics and a day before the match I couldn’t sleep. I remember asking Yakubu Aiyegbeni and other teammates how we are going to score four goals. But I just said we are playing at home and with God everything is possible. read also:Can Super Eagles replicate the 2004 feat against Cameroon? “The first half was 2-0 in the second half we managed to score the third goal in the 85th minute I made the fourth goal. That was how we qualified for the Olympics so that game I can never forget.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Former Nigeria international, Pius Ikedia, has revealed he enjoyed the best part of his professional career at Eredivisie giants Ajax. Playing at Cote d’Ivoire’s Asec Mimosas at that time, the pint-sized winger was signed by the former European champions on the back of an impressive display at the 1999 Fifa U20 World Cup. At the tournament, he scored his only goal in the Round of 16 clash against the Republic of Ireland where the Flying Eagles edged the Europeans on penalties after the scores stood at 1-1 after extra-time. Owing to a lack of playing time at the Johan Cruyff Arena, he was loaned to Groningen and RBC Roosendaal before an outright sale to AZ Alkmaar in 2005 – where he was loaned to another Dutch outfit RKC Waalwijk. Before drawing the curtains on his professional career, he had spells at Metalurh Donetsk, RBC Roosendaal, AZAL, Mağusa Turk Gucu and OFC Oostzaan. However, he claimed he played his best football at Ajax, although there was not much money to spend. “For me, Ajax was where I played my best football because they take care of their players,” the 40-year-old said on Brilla FM. “In terms of money they don’t spend that much but you are comfortable, the training is one of the best if not the best in Europe.” Now an assistant coach at a high school in the United States of America, Ikedia who was famous for his darting speed claimed his height was never a factor during his playing days.center_img Promoted Content10 Awesome 2019 Movies You Probably MissedBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth10 Absurd Ideas That Made Their Inventors MillionsJason Statham Bought And Sold A Multi-Million Dollar HouseCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-FlowA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?last_img read more

Photos: LA Clippers beat the Los Angeles Lakers 108-92

first_imgThe LA Clippers beat the Los Angeles Lakers 108-92 at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)PreviousThe Clippers’ Willie Reed #35 dunks the ball during their game against the Lakers at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ Blake Griffin #32 dunks the ball over the Lakers’ Julius Randle #30 during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsThe Lakers’ Jordan Clarkson #6 and the Clippers’ Blake Griffin #32 gp after a loose ball during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Jordan Clarkson #6 and the Clippers’ Blake Griffin #32 gp after a loose ball during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ Blake Griffin #32 lays the ball up as the Lakers’ Julius Randle #30 defends during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ Blake Griffin #32 drives to the hoop as the Lakers’ Larry Nance Jr. #7 defends during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers Lonzo Ball #2 before their game against the Clippers at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Brook Lopez #11 shoots during their game against the Clippers at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma #0 shoots during their game against the Clippers’ the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Jordan Clarkson #6 lays the ball up as the Clippers’ Willie Reed #35 defends during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Lonzo Ball blocks a shot by the Clippers’ Blake Griffin while Larry Nance Jr. defends during their season opener Thursday night at Staples Center. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Jordan Clarkson #6 has his shot blocked by the Clippers’ Danilo Gallinari #8 defends during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Jordan Clarkson #6 goes to the hoop as the Clippers’ Danilo Gallinari #8 defends during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Brook Lopez #11 lays the ball up as the Clippers’ Blake Griffin #32 defends during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Lonzo Ball #2 shoots as Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan #6, Patrick Beverley #12 and Blake Griffin #32 defend during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Brandon Ingram #14 shoots as Clippers’ Milos Teodosic #4 and DeAndre Jordan #6 defend during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Lonzo Ball #2 grabs a rebound during their game against the Clippers at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ Blake Griffin #32 lays the ball up as the Lakers’ Tyler Ennis #10 defends during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ Blake Griffin #32 lays the ball up as the Lakers’ Tyler Ennis #10 defends during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers react during their game against the lakers at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Julius Randle #30 fouls the Clippers’ Willie Reed #35 during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ Lou Williams #23 shoots as the Lakers’ Julius Randle #30 defends during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ Blake Griffin #32 lays the ball up as the Lakers’ Julius Randle #30 and Larry Nance Jr. #7 defend during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ Blake Griffin #32 lays the ball up as the Lakers’ Julius Randle #30 defends during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ Blake Griffin #32 shirts as the Lakers’ Julius Randle #30 defends during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Larry Nance Jr. #7 blocks the shot of the Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan #6 during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ Willie Reed #35 dunks the ball during their game against the Lakers at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ Blake Griffin #32 during their game against the Lakers at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Jordan Clarkson #6 and the Clippers’ Blake Griffin #32 gp after a loose ball during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Jordan Clarkson #6 and the Clippers’ Blake Griffin #32 gp after a loose ball during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Lonzo Ball #2 during their game against the Clippers at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Jordan Clarkson #6 has his shot blocked by the Clippers’ Danilo Gallinari #8 defends during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Laker Lonzo Ball’s shoes during their game against the Clippers at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ Willie Reed #35 dunks the ball during their game against the Lakers at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 35The Clippers’ Willie Reed #35 dunks the ball during their game against the Lakers at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Expand Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more