Feasibility Study approved for for road safety measures at Shannonvale

first_imgTechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Limerick City and County Council have informed Willie O’Dea TD that they have agreed to carry out a feasibility study on the need for a pedestrian crossing on the Old Cratloe Road at the entrance to Shannonvale.Willie O’Dea TD said, “Many residents of Shannonvale and surrounding areas had requested that a pedestrian crossing be placed outside their estate.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Myself and Pat O’Neill have since met with senior engineers within the Council and have now been assured that a feasibility study will be done in the area and if a pedestrian crossing is warranted, the Council will apply for funding from the Department to do the job.The news has been welcomed by Local Fianna Fáil activist Pat O’Neill as well as the Fianna Fáil TD who have been working on the issue on behalf of local residents.Pat O’Neill who had helped secure the pedestrian crossing on the Clonmacken road said, “It was imperative that we acted as soon as residents brought this issue to our attention. The safety of local residents is paramount as there are a lot of elderly residents and young families living within the estate and for them to enjoy the convenience of the local amenities, their safety in crossing what is a very busy road needs to be taken into account.Pat concluded, “We have speed ramps in the area, but these are not serving their purpose and I have also asked the council to look at the height and shape of these, as some have caused damage to the undercarriage of cars due to being so severe.” Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow TAGSLimerick City and CountyNewspolticisShannonvaleTransport NewsPoliticsTransportFeasibility Study approved for for road safety measures at ShannonvaleBy Staff Reporter – June 18, 2019 224 Facebook Previous articleLeggy Limerick & Stars of the Future- Talking points after Tipperary defeatNext articleTies between Shannon Free Zone and the Chinese Government stronger than ever Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Print Limerick on Covid watch list RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Email Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon?last_img read more

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Global influence

first_imgBy Brad HaireUniversity of GeorgiaThey’ve changed how and where people live. They influence law and how people are governed. And as freer global trade forces the world into closer contact, plant diseases will continue to play a major role, says a University of Georgia expert.By knowing a little history and how these diseases shape society now, we can prevent them from misshaping our future, says Ron Walcott, a plant pathologist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.”Plant diseases in some way have affected virtually everyone in the world,” said Walcott, who teaches a UGA course in Athens, Ga., on the relationship between plant diseases and society.Sparks lawFor example, he said, a nasty, unnoticed Asian pathogen caused a disease that virtually wiped out the American chestnut tree around the turn of the 20th century. The pathogen found its way into the country through normal trade.Until then, American chestnut trees were common nut-bearing trees all over the United States. They haven’t recovered. “Chestnut blight is still here,” Walcott said.As a result of the disease, though, the Plant Protection and Quarantine Act of 1912 was enacted.Sparks migrationsPlant diseases have contributed to massive human migrations. And some say they’ve played a major role in regulating human populations, Walcott said.The most classic case of these mass migrations, he said, can be attributed to a potato disease that ravaged Ireland in 1845. At that time, the potato was the dominant food source for an Irish population that was growing out of control.Because so much could be grown on few acres, the average Irish man ate about 12 pounds of potatoes each day. “They also produced corn, pigs and other agriculture products,” he said. “But these products were used to pay the rent on the land and exported. Potato was by far the major food source.”A growing population that depends on one type of food spells trouble. Ideal weather conditions allowed a fungus to wipe out the Irish potato crop, causing an immediate famine and exodus. (Many of those Irish immigrants landed in Georgia.)But it wasn’t just the famine that caused the great Irish exodus. Due to superstition and an ignorance of plant diseases at the time, Walcott said, many thought they could do nothing else but leave.A plant disease caused a less known, but some say much worse, famine and exodus in India during World War II, he said.India wanted independence from Britain at the time. Tensions were high. Then Japan, Britain’s war enemy, began to advance on the region.The main food source for the Bengal region of India was rice. But a rice disease wiped out the crop. Coupled with war tensions, the disease contributed to the death or exodus of 2 million to 4 million Indians, he said.Sparks debate over rightsPlant diseases still affect us. One disease has sparked a debate over basic citizens’ rights in Florida.Citrus canker has badgered the Florida citrus industry since 1910. There is no cure. It was thought to be eradicated several times, only to come back stronger, most recently in 1995.To combat the spread, the state government, by law, can remove and destroy suspect trees from private property. This has upset many, particularly around the Miami citrus-growing area.”This disease has really brought to the fore, constitutionally, what right the government has to take over personal property for the greater good of the society,” he said.Walcott’s research focuses mainly on the understanding, causes and prevention of seed-borne diseases. He centers on a watermelon disease that has upset relations and caused lawsuits between seed companies and growers in South Carolina, Florida and Georgia.The most efficient way diseases can travel is through seed. Georgia farmers get much of their seed for crops from out-of-state.last_img read more

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Hensarling joins NAFCU Congressional Caucus slate

first_imgHouse Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, has joined the growing list of speakers for NAFCU’s Congressional Caucus, which takes place Sept. 14-17 in Washington.Hensarling has been leading House efforts to roll back the Dodd-Frank Act – including NAFCU-backed measures to create a five-person commission to lead CFPB – with emphasis on the need for regulatory relief for community-based financial institutions. He is scheduled to speak to Caucus participants the morning of Sept. 17.Also joining the Sept. 17 speaker slate are Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., a member of House Financial  Services and the lead Democrat on H.R. 989, the “Capital Access for Small Businesses and Jobs Act.” This NAFCU-backed measure would authorize NCUA to allow credit unions more access to supplemental capital.Jennifer Shasky-Calvery, director of the Treasury Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, is slated to speak to Caucus attendees Sept. 15. Shasky-Calvery leads the federal government’s enforcement of Bank Secrecy Act anti-money laundering rules, including requirements on currency transaction and suspicious activity reporting. continue reading » 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Claudio Ranieri readying the whip for the Premier League’s final furlongs

first_img Leicester have won just one of their last five league games, losing only once also, but the importance of a positive result against Stoke at the weekend is not lost on Ranieri – with Liverpool, Manchester City and Arsenal next up for the Foxes in February. “I would like to win because we have a big three matches,” he said. “For this reason this match is very important because it would give us the opportunity to have a little rest for two or three days with a smile and say ‘Okay, we lost an opportunity to go through in the FA Cup but at the top we are fighting for something special.’ “I think this would be a good moment for us to maintain and be strong.” Press Association The Foxes have been the story of the season so far. This time last year, under Nigel Pearson, they seemed destined for relegation but 12 months on they find themselves level on points with top-of-the-table Arsenal and it would take a catastrophic collapse for the Foxes not to be competing in Europe again – after a 16-year absence – next season. In arguably the most unpredictable and open campaign since the inception of the Premier League in 1992, you could still make a case for any of the top five clubs to be lifting the trophy come May – with just seven points separating them. Claudio Ranieri has likened the Barclays Premier League title chase to the final furlongs of a horse race – and the Leicester boss is readying the whip in preparation for one last push for glory. Despite being there or thereabouts all season, Ranieri has only recently admitted that his Leicester side are contenders and ahead of the visit of seventh-placed Stoke the affable Italian, in his own inimitable way, said: ” Every match for us is very important but if we win on Saturday it would be fantastic. “Now is the right moment for us. You get the right horses arriving at the finale and n ow we are at the last turn. “In March there is the final straight but now we are at the turn. “I will whip them in March. If we are still there in March, I will go! “I will call Sir Alex Ferguson because he knows the horses very well and then he can give me some suggestions.” A much-changed Leicester team lost to top four, indeed Premier League title, rivals Tottenham in midweek in the FA Cup. It is reasonable to argue that elimination from that competition may benefit Ranieri and his small squad as they look to maintain their surprise pursuit of the title. However, the City boss is not so sure. He said: “I don’t know because our football is very energetic. For that reason I changed a lot. We have to play every time 100 per cent. For us it is important to have only one competition and work hard during the week.” last_img read more

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Zack Wheeler is electric against the Phillies, and the other coolest things from last night

first_imgWhen healthy, Mets right-hander Zack Wheeler has the attributes of a frontline starting pitcher.He throws hard, mixes his pitches and can find the zone enough to consistently go deep into games. Wheeler has struggled to last a full campaign, though, undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2016 and dealing with several other nagging arm issues. His early 2019 returns have been promising, with a dominant display Tuesday against the Phillies perhaps his best performance yet this campaign.MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNNot only did he pitch well, but he also went 2 for 3 at the plate.Including Wheeler’s multifaceted outing, here are the five coolest things from last night:5. White Sox fan wants no part of ballMost people of any age who attend a game crave free souvenirs, and some even make their life’s passion snagging balls in the stands.A young White Sox supporter at Camden Yards on Tuesday night had a different approach.When Baltimore third-base coach Jose Flores tossed a ball into the crowd to an Orioles fan who, in turn, tried to give it to the child in the White Sox cap, the kid refused the offer.We appreciate him sticking to his beliefs, even if we’re not exactly sure what those are.Caption this.:joy::joy::joy: pic.twitter.com/qsNeifGi8b— Sporting News MLB (@SN Studio_mlb) April 24, 20194. Zack Wheeler touches 100 mph, hits home runWith Jacob deGrom out injured and Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz inconsistent on the hill, the Mets desperately need Wheeler to step up.He was brilliant in every phase of the game Tuesday against the Phillies, striking out 11 over seven shutout innings in a 9-0 win.Wheeler, three years removed from Tommy John surgery, touched 100 mph on his fastball and also hit an opposite-field home run that came off the bat at 101.4 mph.Zack Wheeler is the captain now. pic.twitter.com/tZLdWbq2CC— Sporting News MLB (@SN Studio_mlb) April 24, 2019Zack Wheeler is the first pitcher this season to join the 100/100 club. Throw a pitch 100 MPH+ and hit a ball 100 MPH+.— Daren Willman (@darenw) April 24, 20193. Yasiel Puig turns on Kevin Gausman fastballPuig hit this ball where few can put it regardless of pitch location.That Gausman ran a 92 mph pitch far inside made the moonshot even better.Yasiel Puig hits the facing of the upper deck. pic.twitter.com/JbW5zEsPQW— Sporting News MLB (@SN Studio_mlb) April 23, 20192. Dwight Smith Jr. robs home runSomehow, Orioles vs. White Sox gave us two of the five best moments last night despite being, on paper, the least intriguing matchup of the slate. We couldn’t deny this catch by Smith, which took a home run away and required immense focus to pull off.Having a catch. pic.twitter.com/fkRb8p8bfT— Sporting News MLB (@SN Studio_mlb) April 23, 20191. U.S. gymnast Nastia Liukin throws acrobatic first pitchNew rule: Gymnasts should throw out every MLB first pitch until further notice.This delivery from Liukin, the five-time Olympic medalist, was spectacular.We can’t touch our own toes.Nastia Liukin can do this :flushed: pic.twitter.com/9uoWWOBy3q— Sporting News MLB (@SN Studio_mlb) April 23, 2019last_img read more

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