Residents dig deep in protest

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook A DEMAND that the ESB be invoiced by Limerick City Council for the cost of reinstatement work at Westfields, on the North Circular Road, has been made by former Mayor Michael Hourigan.However, the ESB argue that it is not their problem and that the council must shoulder responsibility.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Outraged residents of one of the city’s most environmentally sensitive areas, which includes the EU designated Wetlands and wildlife sanctuary, are calling for immediate remedial works to the local landscape, which has been left damaged and disrupted following work carried out by the ESB.Northside resident and former mayor, Cllr Michael Hourigan, has condemned the damage. His anger is also felt by locals.“The ESB routed wiring from a junction box in Westfield Park to power new lighting for the Condell Road and in the course of the installation work, much of the park area in Westfields was dug up and footpaths were damaged,” he told the Limerick Post.‘The state the ESB left the parkland in is a disgrace, and is hugely unsightly, with footpaths almost unusable because of the amount of mud and matter left behind, leaving children unable to play on some of the grass areas.“All over the Christmas period, especially with the dry seasonal weather we had, neither the children, young people or adults were able to enjoy this wonderful landscape, and I’ve now called on the ESB to repair the damage caused.“I want the city council to relandscapew the footpath down the wetlands area and furnish the bill to the ESB. This is one of the few public amenities on the city’s northside and is a particularly important open space, given that Shelbourne Park is still closed for refurbishment – it’s very important that these spaces be properly maintained and preserved,“The local people are particularly upset at the amount of upheaval caused”.One resident told the Limerick post that he was appalled by the disruption and damage done.“It is totally unacceptable that professional units could leave this area in such a state, when they had promised to reinstate it as they had found it. We’ve had rubble dumped into the sanctuary and this, despite the fact that the council do great work and spend a lot of money cutting the grass, maintaining the paths, and commissioning report on the way forward for the upgrading of the Wetlands”.When contacted, a spokesperson for the ESB said that as the work had been commissioned by the council,the reinstatement work is their responsibility. The engineer in charge was not available for comment at time of going to press, but Cllr Hourigan said that as the ESB carried out the work, the clear-up is their responsibility and that the council should invoice them for reinstatement. Twitter Linkedin WhatsAppcenter_img Print NewsLocal NewsResidents dig deep in protestBy admin – January 7, 2009 544 Email Previous articleVolvo Ocean Race update during Singapore stopoverNext articleDell workforce standby adminlast_img read more

ICE arrests more than 280 people in massive workplace raid

first_imgiStock(DALLAS) — Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested more than 280 workers at a Texas technology company in what the agency described as the largest workplace raid in a decade.Agents with ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations unit began looking into the company after the agency received tips that CVE employees were using fraudulent documents.“Businesses that knowingly hire illegal aliens create an unfair advantage over their competing businesses,” said Katrina Berger, a special agent with HSI in Dallas. “In addition, they take jobs away from U.S. citizens and legal residents, and they create an atmosphere poised for exploiting their illegal workforce.”Immigration authorities regularly conduct audits of I-9 forms, the documents companies use to prove their employees are citizens or have other authorization to work.ICE has been under increased scrutiny as the Trump administration has attempted to ramp up immigration enforcement policies.However, the number of arrests made by ICE agents dropped by more than 10 percent in the second half of 2018. When the data was made public last month, senior ICE officials said the agency has been forced to divert resources to address the influx of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.Detention centers along the southern border have been overwhelmed to the point that Customs and Border Protection agents have started immediately releasing migrant families with notices to appear in court. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Cyber poaching predicted

first_img Companies are still losing key staff to dotcoms as the new cyber economy is high in capital but short on suitably trained managers.Group director of resource management at Ericsson, Martin Kirke, claimed headhunters from the booming Internet-driven cyber economy were still poaching management talent from other areas – meaning many firms could be in danger of losing key staff.The lure of huge salary bonuses and the promise of generating lump sums of money are pulling staff from other sectors, and he urged companies should tackle issues fast to keep employees on board.He said, “Rumours about headhunters have sent out waves – and this has caused a change in the climate of the job market.”He called on companies to improve their business drive using methods such as competence planning and working partnerships with other firms to keep the interest of their staff.Culture changes could also be key to retention in today’s economy, although Kirke warned they should be approached with care.“You need to be absolutely sure of your culture change strategy before you go ahead with it,” he said.Delegates at the conference reported staff had been tempted away by rivals who offered to double their current salary. Previous Article Next Article Cyber poaching predictedOn 30 May 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Press release: PM call with King Salman of Saudi Arabia: 24 October 2018

first_img The Prime Minister spoke to King Salman today (24 October) to reiterate the UK’s grave concerns about the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The Prime Minister said the current explanation lacks credibility so there remains an urgent need to establish exactly what happened. She strongly urged Saudi Arabia to cooperate with the Turkish investigation and to be transparent about the results. It is important that the full facts are established. The Prime Minister also reiterated that all individuals bearing responsibility for the killing of Mr Khashoggi must be properly held to account. She said the Home Secretary is taking action against all suspects in the murder of Mr Khashoggi to prevent them entering the UK. If these individuals have visas, they are being revoked. A Downing Street spokesperson said:last_img read more

Ronaldo nets 725th career goal in Juve win

first_imgRelatedPosts Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Juve’s Pirlo gamble makes new Serie A season the most open for years Cristiano Ronaldo marked his 1000th senior appearance by scoring his 725th career goal as Juventus narrowly beat bottom-of-the-table SPAL 2-1 to stay top of Serie A. The Portuguese opened the scoring in the 39th minute, latching on to a cross from Juan Cuadrado. Aaron Ramsey doubled the advantage on the hour mark with his third goal of the season but Juve endured a nervy ending as SPAL pulled a goal back with a VAR-awarded penalty. The Portuguese, rested against Brescia last week, turned in Juan Cuadrado’s cross in the 39th minute to break the deadlock before Ramsey added a second on the hour from Paulo Dybala’s pass. There was confusion in the 69th minute as Andrea Petagna pulled one back from a penalty awarded for a foul by Daniele Rugani on Simone Missiroli amid problems with the VAR system. The referee, who initially waved played on, had to use a walkie-talkie to communicate with VAR officials as his ear-piece appeared to be broken and the pitch side monitor was also not working. He eventually pointed to the spot on the advice of video officials. The win ensured that Juventus, chasing a ninth successive title, stayed top for another week as they went four points clear of Lazio who visit Genoa on Sunday.Tags: Aaron RamseyCristiano RonaldoJuventusSerie ASPALlast_img read more

Badgers come back in second half to best Boston College 74-59

first_imgThursday’s game against Boston College was the tale of two halves for the Wisconsin women’s basketball team. Losing 27-26 at halftime, the Badgers (5-2) went on to score 48 second half points and topped Boston College (3-5), 74-59 as part of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge at the Kohl Center.After the first 20 minutes of action, the Badgers were down at halftime for the first time all year at home. UW was just 12-of-32 (37.5 percent) from the floor and shot just 2-of-10 from beyond the arc as a Boston College zone forced them outside the paint. Meanwhile, the Eagles shot 50 percent and were led by Katie Zenevitch who had 11 first half points. Of the Badgers’ 26 halftime points, redshirt junior Michala Johnson and fifth-year senior Taylor Wurtz accounted for all but two of those points scoring 14 and 10 points respectively.Boston College pushed their lead to 40-30 going on a 13-4 run to start the second half. The Badgers found themselves facing their largest deficit of the game and needed a spark to get them back in the game. They got that spark from sophomore guard Tessa Cichy who scored all of her 13 points in the second half on 4-of-5 shooting, including a perfect 3-for-3 mark from three-point range.“Whenever I come into the game, I’m looking to provide energy,” Cichy said. “I felt like at that point [in the game] we did not have a lot of energy … so that was what I was looking to do.”With 12:03 left to play in the game and the Badgers on a run, Cichy knocked in her first three-point shot of the night to decrease the Eagle lead to just two at 44-42. Just two minutes later Cichy would hit another three to make it 49-45, Boston College, and it was all Wisconsin from there. Cichy hit her final three point basket with 5:53 to go to regain the lead for UW and they wouldn’t give up the lead the rest of the way. The Badgers closed the game on a 29-10 run.“[Cichy] brought a lot of fight and energy,” Wisconsin head coach Bobbie Kelsey said. “[Cichy] is just a very smart player. She understands what to look for and she uses her brain more so than her physical part of her game. You need people to step up; that’s what a team is. It’s everybody giving maximum effort all the time and you never know when it’s going to be your night and [Cichy] had a great night and we needed it. Without her, we probably don’t win this game.”In the rare moments when Cichy wasn’t scoring in the second half, it was senior Morgan Paige contributing to the Badgers’ run. Like Cichy, Paige was scoreless in the first half but had all of her 12 points in the second half as well. With 4:59 left in the game, Paige rattled off ten straight points to push Wisconsin’s lead to 65-53; its largest lead of the game.Wurtz and Johnson were slowed down a bit in the second half but both still managed to score more than 20 points. Wurtz finished with 22 points, five rebounds, and four assists, while Johnson had totals of 21 points and seven rebounds. Johnson scored the first six points of the game for the Badgers which drew extra attention from the Eagle defense. That has been a familiar pattern all season for UW and once again, it only made things easier for the rest of the team.“Coach always says, ‘[Johnson’s] hungry. Keep feeding her’,” Wurtz said. “If they play [Johnson] one-on-one, she can score all the time. That opens up everything else. It opens up looks for me, for Morgan [Paige], and Jackie [Gulczynski], and then obviously Tessa [Cichy] today. So it was a team effort and everybody just contributed.”It was a big win for Wisconsin who is in the midst of a tough stretch of games. Including tonight’s game, three of the last four opponents for Wisconsin have been from power-six conferences. Following Thursday’s game, the Badgers will travel to Marquette on Saturday, play host to No. 24 Gonzaga on Tuesday and then head west to play Washington next Friday.“We’re very excited about this win,” Kelsey said. “We have a tough stretch here coming up, so we really needed this first one to really get us going. Just to show that fight again but we came out on the good side of the fight tonight. We had a game plan and it worked for us.”last_img read more

2020 UPAC Basketball Championship launched

first_imgThe 2020 Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges (UPAC) Basketball Championship was been launched at the De’lish Restaurant in Accra today, March 4, 2020.This year’s edition is the 7th time the basketball games will be happening in Ghana.The UPAC Basketball Championship includes participants from all three sectors of tertiary education – Public Universities, Technical Universities, and Private Universities.This year’s event will see 32 institutions in the country grouped in eight zones who will compete for slots at the national championship level which will be staged from 16th-18th April 2020.The 2020 edition will see the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) will be making their first appearance in the UPAC since its inception.According to the Head of Rite Sports, Yaw Sakyi Afari, the inclusion of GIJ is to test their level in basketball after they made their debut in the Ghana University Students Association (GUSA) games.University of Ghana are the reigning champions and are the most successful team, winning the last four editions spanning from 2016-2019. Accra Technical University is the next most successful team, winning the other two since its inception.Speaking at the press conference, Yaw Sakyi Afari expressed his joy and added that he anticipates a very competitive tournament this year which will see a lot of tertiary students exhibit their talents in basketball.Yaw Sakyi also assured that security will be intensified to make sure the tournament is devoid of violence.Here is the list of the 32 participating institutions:University of Ghana (UG).Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).Accra Technical University (ATU).Radford University College.All Nations University College.Wisconsin International University College.Koforidua Technical University (KTU).University of Cape Coast (UCC).Takoradi Technical University (TTU)Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).KAAF University College.University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA).Pentecost University College (PUC).University of Education, Winneba (UEW).University of Mines and Technology (UMAT)Sunyani Technical University.Kintampo College of Health.Catholic University College.University of Energy and Natural Resources.Kumasi Technical University.Garden City University College.Christian Services University College.Ho Technical University.Methodist University College.Valley View University (VVU).Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ).Islamic University College.Ghana Technology University College.Kings University College.Regent University College.Central University College.Regional Maritime University.last_img read more