Murder investigation expected to be launched in Limerick

first_imgNewsMurder investigation expected to be launched in LimerickBy Staff Reporter – January 8, 2018 5309 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email The scene at Little O’Curry Street in Limerick this Monday after a man’s body was discovered on Sunday nightA MURDER investigation is likely to be launched in Limerick later this Monday afternoon pending the results of a post mortem carried out on the body of man found dead in the city on Sunday night.The discovery was made on Sunday night at a flat on Little O’Curry Street which adjoins O’Curry Street and Windmill Street near the Dock Road.State Pathologist Professor Marie Cassidy will carry out the post mortem on the body of a 45-year-old man in University Hospital Limerick this MondaySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Gardai said that this will determine the course of the investigation.Witnesses or anyone who may have seen anything unusual or suspicious in the area on Sunday night are asked to contact Henry Street Garda Station on 061 212400, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.See more Limerick news here WhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Print Previous articleLimerick Sinn Féin recall legacy of Sean SabhatNext articleNew homes in Limerick almost €100,000 less than national average Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSGardaílimerickLittle O’Curry Streemurder Twitter Advertisement WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedin Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

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

Monitoring vital if flexibility is to have an impact

first_img Comments are closed. Employers should monitor how many staff take advantage of the new right forparents to request flexible working, according to employment experts The WorkFoundation. The right, intended to help parents combine their work and homeresponsibilities, gives parents of children under six or disabled childrenunder 18 the right to request to work flexibly. Alexandra Jones, policy specialist at The Work Foundation, warned that ifcompanies rely on individuals to take the initiative to request flexibleworking, there is a risk that only a few will take advantage of the policies. “Valued employees with specialist skills may be confident aboutapproaching managers and building a business case for changes to their workingpatterns, but many individuals will not feel able to do so,” she said. www.workfoundation.com Previous Article Next Article Monitoring vital if flexibility is to have an impactOn 15 Apr 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Venice and the built world

first_imgThe “who’s who” of architecture convened in Venice late last month for a series of exhibits, lectures, events, and discussions to help kick off the Venice Biennale, a three-month contemporary architecture festival. Several Harvard faculty members made the trip, including Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) Dean Mohsen Mostafavi, who played a prominent role at the session.“The Venice Biennale provides an important opportunity for the architecture and design community to share and debate innovative ideas from across the world,” said Mostafavi. “As leaders in practice as well as teaching, an impressive number of GSD faculty were involved in the extraordinary installations, projects, and discussions that addressed the exhibition theme of ‘Common Ground.’ ”At the three-day opening of the world’s largest international architecture exhibition, Mostafavi helped to host the official reception for the United States Pavilion at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in collaboration with the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, a leading supporter of architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society. The theme for the pavilion, which is open through Nov. 25, is “Spontaneous Interventions: Design Actions for the Common Good.” It is based on a nascent movement by architects, designers, urban planners, and others who take the initiative to solve problematic urban concerns.During the reception, Mostafavi unveiled one of the GSD’s newest publications, “Instigations: Engaging Architecture, Landscape, and the City,” a work developed by GSD and Lars Müller Publishers. An exhibit last year at the School in honor of its 75th anniversary inspired the new book, which examines the GSD’s rich history, as well as its current and future lines of teaching and research.An exhibit last year at the School in honor of its 75th anniversary inspired the new book, which examines the GSD’s rich history, as well as its current and future lines of teaching and research.“This work will be read as something of a pedagogical manifesto and an authoritative history of the School, at least until the 100th anniversary in 25 years,” said Peter Christensen, M.Des.S. ’09, A.M. ’11, a Ph.D. candidate who worked on the exhibit and co-edited the book with Mostafavi.The chance to unveil the work at “the most important venue for the pure exploration of contemporary architectural ideas,” Christensen said, helped to reaffirm the School’s global scope and its reputation as a place devoted to the creation, testing, and execution of ideas.“It’s something, I think, the book attests to.”“This volume’s presentation of the School’s current preoccupations and future directions, as well as its storied past, resonated with the exhibition’s call for an expanded role for architecture in civil society,” said Mostafavi.As part of his official duties, Mostafavi curated an exhibition at the Venice Pavilion sponsored by Louis Vuitton and titled “Nicholas Hawksmoor: Methodical Imaginings,” for which he commissioned works by architectural photographer Hélène Binet. The show helped to document Hawksmoor’s contributions to British and European architectural culture in the early part of the 18th century. Mostafavi also participated in the panel discussion “Spontaneous Urbanisms” that explored the “state of the city and some of the motivating factors for the wave of citizen-led actions to improve the public realm.”Dan D’Oca, a lecturer in urban planning and design at GDS, was in Venice with his firm, Interboro Partners, a New York-based office of architects, urban designers, and planners that was commissioned to create an installation for the courtyard in the American Pavilion.“We wanted to make a space that was comfortable for people touring the exhibition who wanted to rest and hang out, but also a space that worked for different kinds of events,” like workshops, lectures, and panel discussions, said D’Oca.” Their finished design was a functional and recyclable “outdoor living room.”Red foam cubes were part of an installation for the courtyard in the American Pavilion at the Venice Biennale.D’Oca and his team borrowed the foundations of the temporary raised walkways that are erected during Venice’s high-water season to create the base of an elevated stage in the pavilion courtyard. They covered the stage with wooden planks and filled it with red foam cubes. Once the exhibition is over, the group will donate the planks to the city. The cubes will become part of Venice schoolyards and playgrounds.D’Oca called the biennale “a great collection of like-minded people” who “feel very passionately that architecture can play an important role in making cities more just, and more vibrant.”last_img read more

Buttigieg endorses Biden prior to Super Tuesday elections

first_imgFormer South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden before a rally in Dallas on Monday night. Buttigieg ended his bid for the presidency Sunday.“When I ran for president, we made it clear that the entire idea was about rallying the country together to defeat Donald Trump and to win the era for the values that we share,” Buttigieg said in his endorsement speech. “That was always a goal that was much bigger than me becoming president, and it is in the name of that very same goal that I am delighted to endorse and support Joe Biden for president.”Buttigieg officially ended his presidential campaign on Sunday evening with an announcement at the Century Center in South Bend. During the speech, he declined to endorse a candidate. The endorsement in Dallas comes just one day later, after Senator Amy Klobuchar also left the presidential race. Klobuchar has also offered her endorsement to Biden.Buttigieg dropped his candidacy ahead of Super Tuesday on March 3, when 14 states will hold their Democratic primary elections. Buttigieg won the Iowa caucuses earlier this month, and came in a close second to Senator Bernie Sanders in the New Hampshire primary less than a week later. But, he received 14.3% of the vote in the Nevada caucuses and only 8.2% of the vote in Saturday’s South Carolina primary, behind Biden, Sanders and billionaire Tom Steyer.Buttigieg was the mayor of South Bend from 2012 to 2020. Mayor James Mueller took office Jan. 1 of this year.Tags: 2020 presidential election, Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieglast_img read more

MPA’s 5-class proposal for high school basketball approved

first_imgROCKPORT — The Maine Principals’ Association’s proposal to add a fifth class to the state’s high school basketball ranks next season was approved Thursday morning.Membership voted in favor of the proposal 67-29.The change from the traditional four-class system is an effort to address a southward shift in the population that has contributed to declining school enrollments in northern Maine.A Class AA for the state’s largest basketball-playing schools is meant to reduce the gap between the largest and smallest schools within a class and create more balanced competition.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img

The Use Of Technology And Future Of Work Has Changed Because…

first_imgE-commerce, which is among the issues proposed for consideration in the World Trade Organization (WTO), needs to be properly addressed across the CARICOM region. This is where business is now being conducted especially among Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). With lockdowns across the world and social distancing, technology is playing a central role in communication. Increasingly, people are participating in religious services and concerts online through live-streaming. Pope Francis may have been speaking over the Easter holidays in a mostly empty St. Peter’s Basilica or St. Peter’s Square, but he was joined by thousands, if not millions, of persons through the internet and more traditional means such as television and radio. In many ways, COVID-19 is accelerating the use of technology in our work and social activities. Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and senior officials have increasingly resorted to more frequent use of teleconferencing. In fact, recently the Heads of government have been holding emergency sessions on COVID-19’s impact on the region. Guest editorial adapted from CMC feature written by Elizabeth Morgan, a specialist in International Trade Policy and International Politics. While many developed countries have been using technology in the workplace and have adopted flexible working hours, this is not the case in the Caribbean and other developing countries. In general, these countries are  playing catch-up. The Challenges in the Caribbean Working from home has also raised again in Jamaica, and no doubt in other parts of the Caribbean region, the question of flexible working hours. People working from home, whether in the public or private sectors, are reported to be more productive and less stressed. Of course, this requires further study. In Jamaica, in 2014, the Employment (Flexible Work Arrangement) (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act was adopted but is yet to be fully implemented. COVID-19 is demonstrating that there could be merit in introducing some flexible working schedules where appropriate. The use of technology is also changing how diplomacy is being conducted, moving from face-to-face meetings and very formal diplomatic notes and saving-telegrams to teleconferencing, emails, and social media portals like Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, etc.  This is not to say that there isn’t still a place for diplomatic person-to-person contact, but diplomacy has clearly moved into the digital age. Within the Caribbean, and especially in its public sector, it is necessary to ensure that institutions and employees have up-to-date, properly maintained equipment and are efficiently trained in how to use them. The service providers in the Caribbean also have to iron out all the kinks to provide a high quality of service at a price that users can afford.center_img However, there are definite signs of improvement over the last 12 years, during which time Caribbean countries upgraded internet services and received teleconferencing equipment through a technical cooperation program. The CARICOM Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) Special Session on Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) has, for many years, been looking at creating a Single ICT Space allowing for ICT harmonization and other legislative frameworks in CARICOM. Increased use of ICT, it is said, would aid the realization of the long-awaited CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. In Geneva, Brussels, London, New York, Kingston, Georgetown, and other cities across the world, many people are now working from home using the internet and conducting local and international meetings through some form of teleconferencing. To be honest, Caribbean residents are not actually receiving the best quality telephone and internet services from their principal providers. Security is an important issue as well and, of course, across the region cybersecurity policies and legislation need to be completed. So, whether people are prepared or not, the future of work is evident as COVID-19 preventative is propelling the world more into the digital age and the related reform of working procedures. The flexible working arrangements also need to be seriously examined for implementation. The experiences forced on the region and the rest of the world in this COVID-19 period clearly indicates that the use of technology for communication in various scenarios is workable. A few weeks ago when CARICOM Heads met to share ideas and experiences on measures related to COVID-19, Barbados Prime Minister Mottley said the presence of the coronavirus “could be the region’s time.” Indeed, it could be the Caribbean’s time to implement the many CARICOM proposals which are outstanding including proposals on agriculture and food security, trade in services, and most importantly, ICT. Services, such as medical consultations, physiotherapy sessions, and exercise classes, are now being provided through various internet applications. It seems that e-commerce has also increased significantly. Thus, COVID-19 is forcing many people to become much more familiar with technology, and its various applications.last_img read more