Facebook Print AMID threats to withdraw payment of rates and make city council bankrupt, traders did not mince their words of condemnation when they demanded immediate action from City Hall in order to save what remains of Limerick’s city centre’s retail business.They pointed to, and requested:Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up * Poor garda presence on the streets* expensive parking* dirty streets* magnificent wide paths but no footfall* beggars and heroin addicts causing intimidation* incentive for shoppers to “come into town”* first hour of on-street parking free* paint the frontages of the premises in the Opera Centre or demolish it entirely* more ground floor parkingSpeaking at a meeting with Mayor Kevin Kiely and Fine Gael councillors, they said that compared to Dublin, Cork and Galway, Limerick city is not on the map.Chief executive of Limerick Chamber, Maria Kelly, was acutely critical of the lack of co-operation and goodwill between the Limerick City and County Councils.“There is no messing in Cork’s city centre because there are gardai all over, and in terms of image, Limerick’s is the worst in the country. We have no visitors at the weekends unless there’s a big match – we need to make this a destination city. In Cork, everyone is involved – we need to do the same as what we have now is a crisis situation – people held at knifepoint in their premises is terrible”. Over 100 traders told the FG councillors that they are now literally on their knees. The mayor, on behalf of the nine FG councillors had invited them to voice their concerns which they, as the “pro business party” on the council, would take to the city manager.“We are pro-business and have to decide how best to promote you the traders and stabilise jobs,” Cllr Ger Fahy told one trader, who wanted to know what City Hall is going to do to maintain business in Cruises Street, William Street and throughout the city.Calls were made for free parking days from 11am. It was said that landlords need to be penalised for leaving their premises to run down, “when as it is, we are being served fines for €300 for putting out signage to promote our businesses”.Ger Clancy of Clancy Electrical, said his family had been trading on O’Connell since 1936. They moved to the Parkway Roundabout last autumn, asserting that they had no option as City Hall had ignored their calls for essential parking.“I now have a pup’s chance of letting this main street premises in this ghost town. We must bring in a cardboard clock system of parking which would give people a chance to set the clock for one hour free parking – this would bring people in to do three or four messages at a time”.There was enthusiastic support for another trader’s call to demolish the empty premises in the Opera Centre area.“The few businesses that are still there are isolated and vulnerable, it’s not safe to walk there and in the summer months there is a revolting smell coming from some of these buildings”,The general manager of Brown Thomas said it is essential that a major anchor sets up in the city. The meeting heard from a female retailer how she has been held at knifepoint in her shop on three occasions. Twitter WhatsApp Advertisement Linkedin Email NewsLocal NewsTraders vent anger at city’s declineBy admin – February 18, 2010 604 Previous articleMinimum 12 hour wait for 46% of A&E patientsNext articleWorrying ‘remedy’ to drugs debt admin
Batesville, IN—Mayor Mike Bettice will present his State of the City Address on Tuesday, February 18 at 6:00 p.m. at the Batesville Middle School Commons, 201 N. Mulberry Street, Batesville. This informative meeting will review the City’s 2019 Finances, the 2020 Budget and include a discussion on future projects and initiatives. This meeting is open to the public. More information can be found on the city’s website, or by contacting the Mayor’s office, 812-933-6100.
ARCADIA, Calif. (March 15, 2015)–Attentive to a slow early pace, Hoop of Colour, ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, wore down Three Hearts and Tyler Baze late to win Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Ana Stakes at Santa Anita by three quarters of a length. Trained by Graham Motion, the Flaxman Holdings, Ltd. homebred covered 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:49.08.With longshot Rusty Slipper cutting out fractions of 25.19, 49.56 and 1:13.73, Three Hearts took command approaching the quarter pole and opened up a one length advantage on the winner while getting one mile in 1:37.43. From there, Van Dyke tracked the winner three-wide turning for home and gained the advantage well inside the sixteenth pole.“Today, right out of the gate, I was set up perfect,” said Van Dyke, who is now two for two aboard Hoop of Colour. “She broke well. The only other speed was Three Hearts and the other (Graham) Motion (trained) horse, Rusty Slipper. I got right behind Rusty Slipper and my horse threw her ears up and she was so relaxed. Near the half mile pole only two horses were in front of me, so I got out, stayed off Three Hearts’ hip and I had clear sailing from there.”A winner of a 1 ¼ miles turf allowance in her U.S. debut at Santa Anita Feb. 5, Hoop of Colour, a 4-year-old Kentucky-bred filly by Distorted Humor who was two for four in England, was off at 12-1 in a field of nine older fillies and mares and paid $26.80, $13.80 and $10.00.A minor stakes winner in England last July, Hoop of Colour, who is out of the Unbridled mare Surya, got her first graded stakes win and improved her overall mark to 6-4-1-0. The winner’s take of $120,000 increased her earnings to $173,751.“She’s a really nice filly, and all (of her) family, three or four of them, have been graded stakes winners,” said Alice Clapham, assistant trainer to Motion. “She’s shown a lot of talent since she’s been here…I’m sure Graham will talk to the owners…We might run her back here that mile and a quarter turf race (Grade III, $150,000 Santa Barbara Handicap on April 18) or she might go to Keeneland.”Three Hearts, a Team Valor International homebred filly by Hat Trick, had been idle since running a close third in the Grade III Robert J. Frankel Stakes at Santa Anita Dec. 27, tracked Rusty Slipper early but couldn’t hold off the winner close home, finishing second, one length in front of Winning Rhythm. Off at 8-1, Three Hearts paid $10.60 and $7.20.Last into the Club House turn, Winning Rhythm saved ground to mid-stretch and angled out leaving the eighth pole under Victor Espinoza to run third, a half length in front of Testa Rossi. The longest shot in the field at 41-1, Winning Rhythm paid $13.20 to show.Ridden by Gary Stevens, 5-2 favorite Diversy Harbor, who came off a come from behind win in the Grade II Buena Vista Stakes Feb. 16, lacked her customary late kick.“No pace,” said Stevens in explaining his filly’s subpar effort.Racing resumes at Santa Anita on Thursday. First post time is at 1 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 a.m. –30–
So moved was Letterkenny priest Fr.Eamonn Kelly by the death of little Joshua Coyle that he wrote a poem for the tragic little boy.Tragic Joshua Coyle who was killed on Friday.The congregation at beautiful Joshua’s funeral mass at St Eunan’s Cathedral couldn’t hold back the tears as Fr.Eamon read these words.He has kindly allowed us to publish them in the hope that it will give the Coyle and Mangan families and the wider community some comfort at this trying time. Rest in peace wee Joshua.Joshua ZackDoes anyone hear our screamsin the middle of all the pain, heartache of this child’s death,action by nature, Joshua by name Beyond words is the sorrowthat his death has causedour community is silenced our world lessened, paused Just six 93 days of ageleaving family broken to the corecommunity stunned, strangers shocked naturally all wanted Joshua more Does anyone hear our screamsthat ask the never-ending whydoes Mammy and Daddy and brothershave to hold a hand and cry To Christ upon the tree we turnhe screamed the shattered cry tooso that in the heartache we mightknow love is forever trueJoshua, we know you live foreverbut for now we must be apartYet Little Action Man knowyou are always in our heartPRIEST’S MOVING POEM FOR LITTLE ‘ACTION MAN’ JOSHUA was last modified: October 1st, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:deathdonegalFr Eamonn KellyJoshua CoylepoemSt.Eunan’s Cathedral
Mark Hughes was last night planning to disappoint several Championship bosses by including Shaun Derry in the 25-man squad the QPR manager will submit to the Premier League later today.A number of second-tier clubs have discussed signing Derry on loan if the midfielder fails to make the cut.The signings of Stephane Mbia, Ji-sung Park and Esteban Granero, plus the return of Alejandro Faurlin, have nudged Derry down the pecking order at Loftus Road.But Hughes has indicated that he is still minded to include the 34-year-old.“He’s part of the squad.” Hughes told West London Sport.“At present no-one has made contact regarding Shaun. Something may be presented to me but at the moment there’s no intention to take him out of the group.”Hughes said recently that he also planned to include Hogan Ephraim, who missed out twice last season.Radek Cerny may take the third goalkeeper’s spot with Brian Murphy being made available for a loan move.See also:Place in QPR’s 25 not enough for EphraimFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Derby boss Darren Wassall criticised his team’s defending in the build up to the all-important first goal in their 2-0 defeat at QPR. Rangers Alex Smithies’ throw led to James Perch crossing for Tjaronn Chery to volley home after 24 minutes, and Gabriele Angella buried Matt Phillips’ free-kick at the far post with four minutes remaining.“I’ve been in charge for six games and we’ve won three and lost three, so anybody can see we need more consistency,” Wassall said.“It’s something we have to address. There are 10 games to go this season and we have to put it right.“We’ve missed an opportunity to get at least a point. It’s bitterly disappointing. We’re taking two steps forward and one back.“It was a good start and there wasn’t anything in the game. I was pleased with that, but very unhappy about the first goal.“We switched off for five seconds with the keeper’s throw and 10 seconds later the ball is in the back of our net.“The first goal is especially vital and up until then we were comfortable. We didn’t make them work for the goal.“I’m also disappointed with our reaction after the goal. The last 25 minutes of the first half were not good enough. We were pleased to come in at half-time only 1-0 down.“We were much better in the second half and we were very unlucky not to get an equaliser.”See also:Hasselbaink salutes ‘Mr QPR’ after victory over DerbyQPR v Derby player ratingsChery’s superb goal helps QPR beat DerbyFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
They have no evidence but need to look busy, so SETI enthusiasts come up with crazier stories to keep public hopes up.Extraterrestrial life could be more common than previously thought, new study says (Fox News Science). How can anyone say that space aliens can be more common than thought, when not one has ever been found? The crazy reason here is that binary stars may have more planets with an earthlike tilt (which seems highly doubtful). As evolutionists, they think “if you build it, they will come”— give aliens a place to live, and they will pop into existence. Why? Because magic powers exist in chemical evolution and natural selection. Why, intelligent life is inevitable! One advocate admits with chagrin, “this is quite optimistic.”NIST’s Light-Sensing Camera May Help Detect Extraterrestrial Life, Dark Matter (NIST). Double or nothing! This article discusses two no-shows in alien searches: aliens and dark matter. Oh, but the new instrument “might” find them in the future:With more than 1,000 sensors, or pixels, NIST’s camera may be useful in future space-based telescopes searching for chemical signs of life on other planets, and in new instruments designed to search for the elusive “dark matter” believed to constitute most of the “stuff” in the universe.‘Are we alone?’ Study refines which exoplanets are potentially habitable (NASA Astrobiology Institute). It’s predictable that the NASA bio-astrology folks are going to be optimistic and imagine lots of habitable worlds for their space buddies. Sure enough, they predict two planets per habitable zone. That multiplies out to gazillions of homes for their cosmic friends to live in.How Long Will It Take to Find Proof of Alien Life? (Space.com). In order to keep public hope alive, SETI believers got together and speculated about how soon space aliens will be found. Some said 10 years; others 20, 35, or within their lifetime. No evidence was offered for any of their imaginative hopes. How can they be called “educated” guesses?But these are all guesses, albeit educated ones, and that showed in how some confronted the question. “I certainly would like to think within my lifetime,” Bill Diamond, president and CEO of the SETI Institute, said. “Hopefully that’s more years than I think, but I absolutely think within my lifetime. Probably in the month of March, and hopefully the discovery comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.“Could the Moon Act As a Fishing Net for Extraterrestrial Life? (Live Science). This dreamer is not even looking for life, but for the “building blocks” of life that might arrive on space debris from other stars and be protected on the moon. “The idea is to consider the moon’s surface as a fishing net for interstellar objects collected over time and potentially deliver building blocks of life from the habitable environments around other stars.” And if the building blocks are different from earth life, they might be pieces of space aliens; perhaps their bellybutton lint.Not All the Hype Is HopefulAmong the news articles about SETI recently, some are depressing:Finding extraterrestrial life ‘probably going to take a long time,’ astronomer says (Fox News Science). One person, Sara Seager, has the opinion that it’s going to take a long time. Talk about raining on a parade.Asteroid Impacts Might Wipe Out Alien Life Around Dwarf Stars (Space.com). Many dwarf stars can’t hold onto their atmospheres. A big wallop might blast away alien’s air, leaving them choking on the surface.Scientists find a spot where no life can survive. That’s bad news for alien hunters (Fox News Science). There’s a volcanic area in Ethiopia where nothing seems to live. We can’t assume aliens can live anywhere.Before We Find Aliens, Humans Need to Figure Ourselves Out (Space.com). That’s the only sensible question in the list. But it’s answered in a non-sensible way. The author worries about how we might contaminate the aliens or enslave them.If you want to figure yourself out, read the Manufacturer’s Manual. (Visited 472 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享33
The story surrounding the infamous Obama Joker picture and how Yahoo’s Flickr photo sharing service deleted it after it received a DMCA take-down notice is getting stranger by the day. According to photo blogger Thomas Hawk, who actually saw the name on the take-down notice that Flickr shared with the original poster, the name is likely “totally bogus.” This is quite a disturbing development, especially because it has now become clear that Flickr does not verify the authenticity of the DMCA take-down notices it receives.What Do We Know?If you haven’t been following the developments in this case closely, here is a quick recap: Firas Alkhateeb, a 20-year-old student in Chicago, created an image that showed President Obama wearing the makeup of the Joker from the last Batman movie. To do so, he used an image of Obama that appeared on the cover of Time magazine on October 23, 2006. According to the LA Times, he uploaded this picture to Flickr on January 18, 2009. By August, someone added the word “socialism” underneath the picture, and it was widely circulated among political bloggers and also started to appear on posters at political rallies.So far, so good. Even if you don’t agree with the politics behind this picture, this is what the online mashup culture is all about. By the middle of August, however, Flickr received a DMCA take-down notice, claiming that the image infringed on somebody’s copyright. Complying with the law, Flickr deleted the image from Alkhateeb’s account. The problem, however, is that Flickr never shared who actually initiated the take-down notice.Fake Take-Down Notices on Flickr: They WorkIt is starting to become clear now that the take-down notice that Flickr and Alkhateeb received was completely bogus. According to Thomas Hawk, it didn’t even feature the name of anyone who owned the copyright to any part of the image. PDN has verified that neither Time magazine, nor DC Comics, nor the photographer who took the Time magazine cover image filed this claim. These are the parties that could potentially claim that their copyright was violated by this image, even though, because this is a parody, their legal claims would be on shaky ground. Instead, the name on the document, according to Hawk, is “bogus.”To make matters worse, Flickr user 3e actually verified that Flickr really doesn’t check the names on these notices. 3e just submitted a claim to take down one of his own pictures with a “once-off email address, using the name ‘Joe Blow’ and giving no identifying information other than an obviously fake address (“Anytown, USA”).” Flickr happily obliged and 3e’s photo was gone within hours.If you don’t like a picture on Flickr for any reason, you can just have it deleted by sending a DMCA take-down notice. We can only hope that Flickr will institute a better verification process in the near future. As of now, Flickr doesn’t even have the capability to restore an image after it has been deleted. YouTube, which probably has to deal with far more DMCA take-down notices every day than Flickr, at least offers users a recourse to have videos restored if the copyright claim can’t be verified. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting frederic lardinois Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#news#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts