Standard Group Limited (SGL.ke) 2018 Abridged Report

first_imgStandard Group Limited (SGL.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about Standard Group Limited (SGL.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Standard Group Limited (SGL.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Standard Group Limited (SGL.ke)  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileStandard Group Limited is a major publishing and broadcasting company in Kenya with interests in print, radio and TV and digital media. Well-known brands include The Standard newspaper; the second-largest national newspaper and the flagship product of the publishing group; Kenya Television Network (KTN), a private, independent TV station; KTN News, a 24-hour news channel; Bamba TV; operated via Lancia Digital Broadcasting and offering international and local channels; Radio Maisha, a radio station offering listeners a wide selection of news, entertainment and current affairs programmes; The Nairobian, a leading weekly newspaper; Standard Digital, a leading online publishing platform; Think Outdoor, an outdoor advertising agency placing billboards in strategic sites. The company was founded in 1902 and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. The Standard Group Limited is a subsidiary of S.N.G Holdings Limited. Standard Group Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Carol Vorderman – “I wouldn’t have missed watching Wales for the world”

first_imgAs Wales prepare to launch a new era against the Barbarians on Saturday, TV celebrity Carol Vorderman discusses the Rugby World Cup and her long-felt love of the sport LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS A couple of years ago, I started going to watch Gloucester playing at Kingsholm. I fly my plane out of Gloucester airfield, am rarely away from the (Cheltenham) racecourse, the best in the world, and know James Hanson and his lovely wife Ashley. I love ‘The Shed’. Gloucester is probably one of the few English clubs that is more like a Welsh club in that it’s properly part of the whole community. I like that, it matters to the people of Gloucester.This year, though, I’ve gone home to Wales and I couldn’t be happier. I started to host a show on BBC Radio Wales show in Cardiff on Saturday lunchtimes and I’m not off air until 1.30pm, so I have lots of Welsh rugby to rush off to see straight afterwards now.Passionate: Gloucester supporters in The Shed in full voice during a Premiership match (Getty Images)I’m a big Wales women’s rugby supporter and get the girls on the show quite a bit. My best girlfriend in America, Colleen, is the Head of Science at NASA (we’re both nerds) and she had never seen a rugby game, so she came over in March and we went to the Grand Slam match, Wales-Ireland at the Principality Stadium.The women’s team had just had their captain’s run that morning and the WRU asked Colleen and I to present the girls with their shirts as a surprise. I told our team that when I was a girl in North Wales I played netball, rounders and hockey as that was all girls were allowed to do.I desperately wanted to be a fighter pilot in the RAF but wasn’t accepted because I was a girl, so to see the opportunities they have now lifts my heart. It’s fantastic that they can play rugby in the Six Nations. However, the England women’s team are full-time and are paid to be a part of the team, and really good for them. But it concerns me that the other teams aren’t, which means it isn’t a level playing field.On the board: Siwan Lillicrap celebrates scoring for Wales during the Women’s Six Nations (Getty Images)Many of our girls have to drive an eight-hour round trip to Cardiff three times a week for training, as well as keep full-time jobs. I hope our team will be allowed to become professional soon because then the world will see what they can do. I can’t tell you how important it is for young girls in school to see that happen and to find their role models, it shapes our future society.The Grand Slam game itself was golden. Ireland had chosen to have the roof off, and it was bucketing down, cold and horrible. Our tiny mascot had walked out with the team, the greatest day of his and his family’s life, and he was getting soaked.So before the anthem, Alun Wyn (Jones) took his fleece off and put it around the little boy’s shoulders, then stood up proudly and belted out Mae Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau, the best anthem in the world obviously. That feeling of protecting the weak, that’s what I love about our Welsh spirit, it’s very honest. There’s no ego there, no showboating. Big in Japan: Carol Vorderman with fellow Wales fans prior to the RWC match v Uruguay (Getty Images) center_img We love our team deeply and our hearts broke in those final minutes in the RWC semi-final [at Japan 2019], but we will be there loving them just as much every time they play. Bring on the Barbarians, I’ll be one of the tens of thousands singing in the stands. Can’t wait.Jump lead: Carol at Kumamoto Stadium. She’ll be watching Wales again this Saturday (Getty Images)Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Carol Vorderman – “I wouldn’t have missed watching Wales for the world”Wales begin a new era on Saturday when they face the Barbarians in a non-capped match at the Principality Stadium (2.45pm). It will be Wayne Pivac’s first game in charge and pits him against his predecessor Warren Gatland, who is coaching the Barbarians.New Zealand-born wing Johnny McNicholl makes his Wales debut, and hookers Rory Best and Schalk Brits play their final professional matches, in a game that is part of a double header – the teams also meet in a women’s fixture that kicks off at 11.45am.Carol Vorderman will follow proceedings with interest. The TV personality and former Countdown star attended two of Wales’ World Cup games and RW caught up with her to find out more about her Japan experience, her rugby roots – and her devotion to the Wales teams. A shorter version of this column by Carol appears in our December issue.All smiles: Cornal Hendricks of the Barbarians gets in the spirit during training in Penarth (Getty Images)OH MAN, JAPAN, I’m going back! I’ve travelled the world many times but Japan surprised me in so many ways. The culture, the geography, the kindness and beauty are all extraordinary… Not forgetting the bars. Wild!My friend and I went to see a couple of Wales pool games and I wouldn’t have missed them for the world. Everything was so well and happily organised, even down to where the end of the toilet queue was, there was somebody there with a sign. And the toilets… Anyone who’s been will know what I mean… lol!Mutual respect: Wales and Uruguay players bow to the crowd after their pool game in Kumamoto (Getty)Everything runs beautifully in Japan because the people respect what they have. We saw four cities and drove for hundreds of miles and there was not a single piece of litter, not one. The Japanese people seemed so friendly and calm. Japan suffered a devastating typhoon and yet still staged a wonderful World Cup.I’m from good Welsh farming stock and grew up in North Wales, but my interest in rugby really started when I was 17 and at Cambridge University. I started going out with a big Yorkshireman when I was working underground as a junior engineer over one summer, so I moved to Leeds in the early ’80s, where Andy played second-row for Headingley and Yorkshire, and for a while I was on the social committee for the club. Peter Winterbottom was in the team and Geech (Sir Ian McGeechan) was such a huge part of it too. I adored watching rugby, including rugby league, which was much faster than union then.Proud moment: Justin Tipuric will captain Wales against the Barbarians this weekend (MB Media/Getty)A gang of us were at Twickenham on the day Erica Roe decided to display her magnificent wares (1982). At half-time Andy went off for the beers while we got the best half-time entertainment of our lives. He missed it all! The beer was good, though.And back in 1988 I was in Australia for six months, filming a BBC travel series. The film crew and I were in a bar near Cairns and who should walk in but the Lions [rugby league] team… I discovered tequila that night. Ouch.last_img read more

Apartment House Koněvova / A.LT Architekti

first_imgArchitects: A.LT Architekti Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Apartments Area:  1387 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: Baumit, RIGIPS, cemflow lookSave this picture!© Tomáš BalejRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0Text description provided by the architects. The new designed residential house at Koněvova Street is subtlely trying to fit in beside its neighbors and the environs. The visual character of the building speaks to the past spirit and atmosphere of Žižkov, with it’s relaxed bohemian mood, among the genius loci of a shabby, post-industrial periphery. Though the building looks a bit retro, it desires to be contemporary.Save this picture!© Tomáš BalejThe size of the construction on its plot corresponds to the size of two or three typical houses in Žižkov. Therefore, the design has divided the new structure into two almost identical houses that differ only visually in the use of color shading.Save this picture!North ElevationSave this picture!South ElevationThe southern front and northern rear facades are designed in darker shades. The internal facades are white, considering the limited natural ilumination of the flats. Meanwhile, the street facade has been articulated as a reflection of the interior layout.Save this picture!© Tomáš BalejThe proportions of all of the windows are adapted to the traditional window dimensions typical for the original environs. The subtle horizontal metal sheet ledges inserted into the facade‘s insulation system divides the facade horizontally.Save this picture!© Tomáš BalejA significant addition of the frontal facade is the long console balcony on the 5th floor with a railing creating the impression of a horizontal ledge. The pattern of the railing attempts to evoke traditional motifs inspired by hand-made elements of Prague architecture at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries.Save this picture!© Tomáš BalejSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Tomáš BalejSave this picture!Sixth Floor PlanThis building is on a relatively busy street. So, the quality of its place lies in its close proximity to Vítkov park on the building’s northern side, along with an attractive, newly-built bicycle trail, which has replaced the former train tracks. As a clear gesture of interconnection with the park, there is a passage-way on the ground floor creating a spacious entrance to both houses and deflecting the entrances from the busy main street. The passage also creates an extension of the common area for the house‘s residents.Save this picture!© Tomáš BalejProject gallerySee allShow lessStefano Boeri on Designing the World’s First Forest City in ChinaVideosEnvisioning a Hip-Hop Urbanism in Washington DCArticlesProject locationAddress:Koněvova 289/3, Žižkov, 130 00 Praha-Praha 3, Czech RepublicLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/873609/apartment-house-konevova-alt-architekti Clipboard “COPY” Apartment House Koněvova / A.LT ArchitektiSave this projectSaveApartment House Koněvova / A.LT Architekti Save this picture!© Tomáš Balej+ 29 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/873609/apartment-house-konevova-alt-architekti Clipboard Czech Republiccenter_img Photographs:  Tomáš Balej Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects 2016 ArchDaily CopyApartments•Praha 3, Czech Republic “COPY” Apartment House Koněvova / A.LT Architekti Photographs CopyAbout this officeA.LT ArchitektiOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsPraha 3Czech RepublicPublished on June 30, 2017Cite: “Apartment House Koněvova / A.LT Architekti” 30 Jun 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Delegation observing Syrian elections reaches Damascus

first_imgDamascus, SyriaMay 23 — As the global conflict centered in their country enters the 11th year, Syrians are preparing for May 26 national elections. Thousands of citizens displaced by war and U.S.-imposed sanctions have already cast their ballots in Lebanon, Iran, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and elsewhere round the world.President Bashar al-Assad, reelected in the last round of presidential elections in 2014, stands for reelection as the head of a coalition government, led by Al-Assad’s Ba’ath Party, which includes the Syrian Communist Party.All opposition groups which have agreed to not engage in armed struggle to overthrow the government may participate in the elections, and the government has even welcomed Syrians who had previously taken up arms, to “exercise their electoral right” to “determine the future of Syria.”An international delegation organized by Arab Americans 4 Syria and the Syrian Solidarity Movement arrived in Damascus late Sunday night, May 23, to assist in monitoring elections. The delegation includes representatives from the International Action Center and Anti-War Committee. Workers World will be publishing on-the-ground updates throughout the election week.Delegation with Imad Abdullah Sarah, Syrian Minister of Information, 5th from right. WW PHOTO:  Ted Kelly.Minister Imad Abdullah Sarah told the delegation, “We do not tell the media what to say. But we just ask that they try to be objective.” He lamented that U.S. media outlets have used the access they’ve been granted to distort the truth to favor U.S. State Department narratives.Minister Sarah joked, “When the New York Times comes to Syria, I want to ask them, ‘Okay, how many of you are working for the CIA?’” He said that in one case, a reporter staying in Damascus reported as if he were on the ground in Aleppo. That city is 100s of miles to the north near the Turkish border, which the U.S. audience would be unlikely to know.“We are a small office, a small staff,” he said, without the resources to counter the massive propaganda campaign launched by billionaire-owned U.S. corporate media.Describing the sanctions that have strangled Syrian industrial and financial institutions, the minister said people must understand how much damage has been done over the last decade. Syrian pharmaceuticals, once a major sector of industry, have been ground to a halt, because critical components can no longer be imported.Aviation equipment, for another example, must be retrofitted and recycled since they can’t be imported. But the most devastating effect of international sanctions, he said, falls not on President Assad, not on the government, but on the people. Over a million people in al-Hasakah province are going thirsty as sanctions restrict even water access.He expressed the Syrian people’s affection for the people of the United States. He cited the state murder of Black people, mentioning George Floyd by name, as a way of expressing understanding that the U.S. government does not represent the interests of the people living there.The author represents the IAC on the delegation of election observers. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Purdue Forges Clean-Energy Partnership With University Of West Indies And U.S….

first_img SHARE Purdue Forges Clean-Energy Partnership With University Of West Indies And U.S. State Department The demonstration site will include capabilities for long-term monitoring of system performance, and potential users also will be able to evaluate scalable approaches for solar power. Besides the initial education and training provided, the partnership will organize a regional conference on clean energy, bringing together educational, government and corporate stakeholders from the region. The conferees will consider technical, economic and policy issues related to clean energy deployment. Partners of the Americas will coordinate media activities and help disseminate findings throughout the region.  “Beyond the valuable educational experiences, the goal is to foster development of the resources required for scalable clean-energy systems, the expertise to inform public policymakers, and to encourage public/private partnerships,” said Purdue’s Suresh Garimella, the principal investigator.The Goodson Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Garimella is a senior fellow for the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas and Purdue’s associate vice president for engagement. Purdue professors David Janes, electrical and computer engineering, and William Hutzel, mechanical engineering technology, are co-investigators. Hutzel led a student team that created the solar home that earned second place in the 2011 International Solar Decathlon. Key participants at UWI include Ricardo Clarke and Indra Haraksingh, both from the Department of Physics.  Collectively, they bring expertise in using solar energy for applications such as power generation and water purification, including analysis of regional implementation and government policies. “Bill and I met with leaders in Trinidad in December and defined a demonstration site based on a solar power installation at UWI St. Augustine, with the potential to add several sites with complementary capabilities,” Janes said. “We aren’t there to develop new technology, but to explore ways to showcase how to implement it. “Partnerships with educational institutions, government agencies, companies and nonprofits in Trinidad and Tobago and the U.S. will allow us to provide training experiences and to generate data on solar cell performance in the region.  The conference, including participation from equipment and service providers in the region will help to define pathways toward broad implementation of clean energy technologies.” Home Energy Purdue Forges Clean-Energy Partnership With University Of West Indies And U.S. State… Facebook Twitter Purdue faculty will work with the University of the West Indies and Partners of the Americas to foster clean energy deployment across the Caribbean and Central America. Building on expertise at the two universities, the project will develop a solar energy demonstration site at UWI’s St. Augustine campus in Trinidad and Tobago. The U.S. State Department’s Regional Environmental Office in San Jose, Costa Rica, and the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs are funding the 18-month effort. Facebook Twitter Previous articleUncertainty Hangs Over Indiana Conservation DistrictsNext articleProposed Food Safety Rules Released by FDA Gary Truitt SHARE Other key participants in the partnership include Alana Jacque and Brandon Baron with the U.S. Embassy in Port of Spain, Trinidad; and Melissa Golladay, director of professional leadership exchanges, Partners of the Americas. Alain Norman, Regional Environmental Officer for Central America and the Caribbean at the U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica, said the partnership was especially auspicious given that it involves Trinidad. This is the site of President Obama’s announcement of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) program in 2009 to promote clean energy, advance energy security, fight energy poverty, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, support strategies for sustainable landscapes, and build capacity for climate change adaptation. “Trinidad is one of the most developed islands in the Caribbean,” Norman said. “Rich in oil, it also is one of the most dependent on fossil fuels and, therefore, an excellent location for this demonstration project.” By Gary Truitt – Jan 7, 2013 Trinidad is located just off the northeast coast of Venezuela. The University of the West Indies comprises 16 campuses in independent countries across the Caribbean. The campuses are located in Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, and Turks and Caicos. “Purdue has a long history of engagement with partners across the globe, with an enhanced focus on Central and South America,” Garimella said. “We also have considerable interest and expertise in energy and sustainability technology as well as policy. Together with these partners we hope to foster and support such efforts in the Americas.”last_img read more

Track and Field releases 2017-2018 indoor and outdoor schedules

first_imgGet to know the TCU admission counselors Track and Field: Senior breaks another school record Linkedin + posts TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Two teams added to ‘Meet The Frogs’ Facebook Courtesy of gofrogs.com Maya Bulger is a junior at Texas Christian University from Detroit, Michigan. Maya is pursuing a major in journalism and a minor in business. In her spare time she loves to watch sports, workout, read, hike, travel and bake. Maya Bulgerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/maya-bulger/ Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Previous articleSodexo contract set to expire, administration looking for feedbackNext articleNew school year, new SGA representatives Maya Bulger RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Maya Bulgerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/maya-bulger/ Early action option removed from admission process Maya Bulgerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/maya-bulger/ Twitter Facebook Linkedin Maya Bulger ReddIt Maya Bulgerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/maya-bulger/ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks printTrack and field head coach Darryl Anderson announced the teams’ 2017-2018 schedules. The Horned Frogs will travel to meets hosted by the Big 12, SEC and Pac-12 schools and will compete against programs from all Power Five Conferences.“We were looking at the level of competition,” Anderson said. “We want to see every Power Five Conference before the postseason and run against the best of the best.”The men’s team will be returning most of last season’s athletes, and the women’s team will be featuring several newcomers.“Our men’s team is almost 99% intact from last year with some additions,” Anderson said. “On the women’s team, we’ve got some younger girls coming with some good credentials, and we want to get them started immediately.”TCU will open the indoor season Dec. 9 at the Texas A&M Invitational, where they will return four weeks later to run again. TCU will also compete in Texas Tech’s new facility and return to New Mexico, where they appeared last year.Indoor postseason begins in Iowa, Feb. 23 at the Big 12 Indoor Track & Field Championships. Two weeks later, March 9-10 qualifying Frogs will travel to College Station for the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championship where they will conclude the indoor season.Following the conclusion of the indoor season, March 16-17 the Horned Frogs will host the TCU Invitational to kick off their outdoor season. Throughout the outdoor season, TCU will travel to several Power Five schools to compete at meets such as the Texas Relays, Arizona State’s Sun Angel Classic, Florida’s Tom Jones Memorial and the Arkansas Invitational.To kick off the outdoor postseason, TCU will compete at the Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Waco, TX May 11-13. Two weeks later, the Horned Frogs will travel to Sacramento, California, for the NCAA Outdoor Regionals May 24-26. To conclude the season, qualifying individuals will travel to Eugene, Oregon, to compete at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships June 6-9. TCU sent four individual athletes and three relays to the national championships last season. Twitterlast_img read more

Independent journalist sentenced

first_imgNews News CubaAmericas Organisation RSF_en May 6, 2020 Find out more RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago October 12, 2018 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today deplored the sentence of three years of public service work passed on Cuban independent journalist José Manuel Caraballo by the people’s court of Ciego de Ávila province on 5 September for allegedly forging attendance certificates when he taught at a tourism training centre.The sentence was “clearly aimed at tightening the gag on the independent press,” the organisation said.The tourism training centre’s deputy director, the secretary and another teacher were also convicted on the same charge, but Caraballo was the only one not to have his sentence commuted. He has 10 days to lodge an appeal before the people’s supreme court.The editor of the APLA news agency in Morón (in Ciego de Ávila province), Caraballo said the trial showed that the authorities were intent on controlling his movements between his home and work and on preventing him leaving the province. “They will have to put my head in a vice, because I will carry on writing, even without hands,” he said.Reporters Without Borders said the authorities were using harassment and intimidation to maintain a climate of fear for the independent journalists still trying to practice their trade after the crackdown in March that led to the imprisonment of 26 journalists.”Many of the journalists still are large are being summoned for questioning by the state security agency, others are receiving visits at their homes from state security agents, and all are being threatened with sentences of up to 20 years in prison if they refuse to give up their work as journalists,” the organisation said.Caraballo was summoned questioning by a state security official in Morón on 10 June. During this interrogation, he refused to sign an undertaking that he would give up independent journalism. The official reportedly responded: “Dissidence must die now.” Caraballo was also summoned for questioning on 7 June and was threatened with a 20-year prison sentence if he did not stop being journalist. News New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Councilcenter_img CubaAmericas Follow the news on Cuba October 15, 2020 Find out more to go further Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts News Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet September 9, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Independent journalist sentencedlast_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

OPD releases names, details in rollover accident

first_imgHome Local News OPD releases names, details in rollover accident Facebook Odessa Police and Odessa Fire Rescue work the scene of an accident Thursday afternoon. An elderly couple and one pregnant woman were injured after a Cadillac collided into a Kia, causing it to flip over.  Pinterest Three people were injured in a rollover crash Thursday afternoon at the intersection of 17th Street and Grant Avenue.An Odessa police news release stated all three were taken to medical facilities with non-life-threatening injuries after the wreck around 1 p.m. involving a 2014 Cadillac XTS and a 2016 Kia Soul.Dinorah Porraz, 45, was driving the Cadillac north on Grant Avenue as Reaves Oliver, 67, drove the Kia, attempting to turn east onto 17th Street, according to the release.The release stated that investigation revealed the Kia failed to yield the right of way and collided with the Cadillac, causing the Kia to roll over.Oliver and 54-year-old passenger Jacklyn Brooks were taken to Medical Center Hospital, while Porraz was taken to Odessa Regional Medical Center. Oliver was cited with failure to yield the right of way while making a left turn, the release stated. By admin – April 13, 2018 Local News OPD releases names, details in rollover accident Pinterest Twitter Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Previous articleFive things you need to know today, April 13Next articleFour arrested after investigation involving marijuana, more than 11 grams of cocaine admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp OC employee of the year always learning Twitter ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School Hawaiian Roll Ham SlidersFruit Salad to Die ForFoolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

Deputy Pringle – Irish Water may soon be able to tell Donegal County…

first_img Facebook 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Twitter Pinterest Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Previous articleDeputy McConalogue – Cuts to One Parent Family Payment will force people into povertyNext articleCalls made for new Letterkenny Courthouse build to begin immediately admin Deputy Pringle – Irish Water may soon be able to tell Donegal County Council what to put in its Development Plans By admin – May 14, 2015 Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme Google+center_img Facebook NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Twitter WhatsApp Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Wednesday May 26th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A Donegal Deputy has claimed Irish Water may soon be able to tell Donegal County Council what to put in its Development Plans.The government has published draft legislation to streamline a number of planning laws into a single bill. Deputy Thomas Pringle says that is to be welcomed, but one major issue of concern has emerged.He says when county councils are drawing up their development plans, a number of agencies must be consulted, but Irish Water is not on that list.Deputy Pringle says this suggests Irish Water will be able to set its own priorities, and that could conflict with what the council wants to do…………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/pring1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson WhatsApplast_img read more