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

DUI checkpoint scheduled in Jackson County Wednesday

first_imgJACKSON COUNTY, Ind. – State troopers will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in Jackson County from midnight until 2:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 26.The exact location was not immediately announced as it is chosen based on statistical data from DUI arrest and crash records.Drivers passing through the check point area should have their licenses and registrations ready to present to troopers and will only be detained briefly while police determine if further investigation is necessary.The public is asked to help do their part in making Indiana roadways safer by observing the following tips:Plan ahead and always use a designated driver.Don’t get behind the wheel of a vehicle if you’ve been consuming alcoholic beverages; instead call a taxi, a family member, or friend who has not been drinking to give you a ride.If you are hosting a party, always offer non-alcoholic beverages and make sure all of your guests leave with a sober driver or allow them to spend the night.Remember, Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk. Take the keys and never let a friend leave your sight if you think that they are about to drive while impaired.last_img read more

Barcelona ‘snub’ €100m Ansu Fati bid

first_img According to reports from Diario Sport, club president Josep Bartomeu acknowledged an offer for the teenager during a virtual board meeting earlier this week. The rumoured bid was immediately rejected by Bartomeu however, who confirmed the club have no intention of selling the Spanish U21 international in the near future. Read Also: Dutch legend confirms contact over Barcelona job Fati burst onto the scene at the start of the 2019-20 campaign, becoming the club’s youngest ever goal scorer back in August 2019. He has continued to play an important first team role, under both Ernesto Valverde and new boss Quique Setien, with 24 appearances and five goals in all competitions in 2019-20. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Advertisement Loading…center_img The 17-year old forward agreed a new contract at the Camp Nou less than 12 months ago, with his current deal expiring in 2023, with La Blaugrana retaining the option of extending it until 2025. Barcelona have reportedly turned down a shock €100m bid from a unnamed rival club for teenage superstar striker Ansu Fati.last_img read more

India crush England by 8 wickets to take 2-0 series lead

first_imgBy Amlan ChakrabortyMOHALI, India (Reuters) – Joe Root’s determination and Haseem Hameed’s grit were not enough for England, as India won the third Test by eight wickets inside four days to go 2-0 up in the five-match series yesterday.Playing his first Test in eight years, Parthiv Patel smashed an unbeaten 67 off 54 balls and the hosts chased down their 103-run victory target for the loss of Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara.After conceding a 134-run first-innings lead, England had their backs firmly against the wall and Monday’s top-order collapse left them with an impossible task to save the game.“The first two days went exactly as we wanted as a Test team,” India captain Virat Kohli told reporters.“When you lose the toss on a good wicket, the bowlers stand up. On day two, you are 160-5 and your lower order steps up. Those two days, along with the third, were very pleasing for me as the captain,” he added.Root’s composed 78 helped erase the deficit and an unbeaten 59 by Hameed, batting down the order after breaking his finger, ensured India had a three-figure target to chase after bowling out England for 236 in the afternoon session.Resuming on 78-4, England suffered early setbacks.Nightwatchman Gareth Batty failed to trouble the scorers, trapped lbw by Ravindra Jadeja in the second over of the day.Jos Buttler, arriving at the crease with his team reeling on 78-5, clobbered Jadeja over his head for six and smacked a boundary to bring up England’s 100.But he fell for a run-a-ball 18 trying to hit Jayant Yadav over mid-on, Jadeja taking a stooping catch at mid-wicket.Root survived two leg-before appeals in one Jadeja over but otherwise looked rock solid as he brought up his 25th Test fifty with an elegant boundary, raising his bat in muted celebration.His brave 179-ball battle ended in a rather soft dismissal when he pushed at a Jadeja delivery and Ajinkya Rahane took a sharp one-handed catch at slip.Hameed refused to give up, however, defying the Indian bowlers with solid defence alongside Chris Woakes who made a fluent 30.Paceman Mohammed Shami then struck twice in an over with the new ball to all but end England’s resistance, bouncing out Woakes and inducing Adil Rashid into an awkward pull that was caught on the boundary.Hameed was left stranded when James Anderson was run-out for five. The 19-year-old, who misses the remaining two Tests with the injury, remained unbeaten after nearly three hours at the crease to enhance his burgeoning reputation.England captain Alastair Cook said he, along with others, misread the pitch but blamed the batsmen for the defeat.“No magic balls were being bowled really …. It was not that the pitch was behaving,” said Cook, who moved past former Australia captain Steve Waugh to become the 10th highest run-scorer in Test cricket.“It was good, accurate bowling, as you expect from India in these conditions, but it was not unplayable. We didn’t score enough runs.”Jadeja, who scored a career-best 90 and picked up four wickets, was adjudged man-of-the-match.The fourth Test in Mumbai starts on December 8.ENGLAND 1st innings 283 (J. Bairstow 89) INDIA 1st innings 417 (R. Jadeja 90, R. Ashwin 72, V. Kohli 62, J. Yadav 55, C. Pujara 51; B. Stokes 5-73, A. Rashid 4-118) ENGLAND 2nd innings (Overnight: 78-4)A. Cook b R. Ashwin 12J. Root c Rahane b Jadeja 78M. Ali c Yadav b R. Ashwin 5J. Bairstow c P. Patel b Yadav 15B. Stokes lbw b R. Ashwin 5G. Batty lbw b Jadeja 0J. Buttler c Jadeja b Yadav 18H. Hameed not out 59C. Woakes c P. Patel b Shami 30A. Rashid c U. Yadav b Shami 0J. Anderson run-out 5Extras: (b-8, lb-1) 9Total: (all out, 90.2 overs) 236Fall of wickets: 1-27, 2-39, 3-70, 4-78, 5-78, 6-107, 7-152, 8-195, 9-195.Bowling: M. Shami 14-3-37-2, U. Yadav 8-3-26-0, R. Ashwin 26.2-4-81-3, R. Jadeja 30-12-62-2, J. Yadav 12-2-21-2.India 2nd innings (Target: 103 runs)M. Vijay c Root b Woakes 0P. Patel not out 67C. Pujara c Root b Rashid 25V. Kohli not out 6Extras: (b-4, lb-1, nb-1) 6Total: (for 2 wickets, 20.2 overs) 104Fall of wickets: 1-7, 2-88.Bowling: J. Anderson 3-2-8-0, C. Woakes 2-0-16-1, A. Rashid 5-0-28-1, B. Stokes 4-0-16-0 (nb-1), M. Ali 3-0-13-0, G. Batty 3.2-0-18-0.last_img read more