High temperatures and drought conditions cause ‘extreme fire risk’

first_imgNew parklet changes Catherine Street dining experience Linkedin The Fire Service has already been called out on a number of Occasions over the last few days and your cooperation would be appreciated to protect the Environment and Public Health.”Read the full notice here. Whiff of trouble lingers over gasworks RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSEnvironmentLimerick City and County Councilweather Twitter Limerick centre needed to tackle environmental issues Facebook Call to extend Patrickswell public sewer line WhatsApp NewsEnvironmentHigh temperatures and drought conditions cause ‘extreme fire risk’By Staff Reporter – June 29, 2018 1507 Print Email O’Donnell Welcomes Major Enhancement Works for Castletroy Neighbourhood Park Limerick’s O’Connell Street Revitalisation Works to go ahead THE Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine (DAFM) have issued a ‘condition red’ extreme fire risk “arising from current prolonged high-pressure weather patterns, high temperatures and effective drought conditions”.In a notice issued earlier today, the DAFM advised people to avoid all outdoor use of “fires, barbeques, and other open ignition sources” in forest lands and other high-risk areas until further notice.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Limerick City and County Council issued the following statement:“Due to the ongoing Hot and Dry weather there is an extreme risk of fire. Limerick City and County Council are not permitting any burning of Agricultural Vegetation and that the General Public should be particularly vigilant with Cigarette butts and Barbecues or any other potential fire source during these exceptional weather conditions. Previous articleHigh skilled jobs at KEMPNext articleLimerick Golf Notes Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisementlast_img read more

Former USU-Eastern Men’s Basketball Player Signs With Menlo

first_img Tags: ASA College/Menlo College/Petr Ropek FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPRICE, Utah-Friday, the USU-Eastern Utah athletic department announced that forward Petr Ropek signed a letter of intent with NAIA Menlo College of Atherton, Calif.Ropek,  a Czech national who averaged 5 points and 2.5 rebounds per game last season, played one season with the Eagles, helping the team reach the XVIII tournament semifinals in March.Ropek previously played at ASA College in Brooklyn, N.Y. before coming to Price.Ropek is currently the fourth Eagle from last season’s men’s basketball squad to sign with a four-year institution. June 29, 2018 /Sports News – Local Former USU-Eastern Men’s Basketball Player Signs With Menlo Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more

Petrobras completes test at Jupiter pre-salt area offshore Brazil

first_img Petrobras completes test at Jupiter pre-salt exploration area off Brazil. (Credit: Keri Jackson from Pixabay.) Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro (Petrobras) has completed a drill stem test (DST) at the Jupiter pre-salt area in Block BM-S-24 concession in the Santos basin.The well is located about 295km from the city of Rio de Janeiro, in a water depth of 2,183m.Acquired in 2001, the Block BM-S-24 concession is operated by Petrobras with ownership of 80% stake and the remaining 20% is held by Petrogal Brazil.The test assessed the pre-salt carbonate reservoirs in the well, which is internally called Apollonia (3-BRSA-1246- RJS).Test results confirm the potentiality of the Jupiter areaPetrobras said that the test confirmed “excellent productivity” of the well, containing value added condensed oil.It also said that the condensed oil has a high gas-oil ratio as well as high carbon dioxide content that need application of innovative technologies for its commercial production.The company will use the fluid samples which were collected in the test to validate the HISEP High Pressure Separation technology, developed and patented by Petrobras.The technology separates and re-injects the reservoir rocks using the equipment which is installed at the bottom of the sea, of the CO2 existing in the oil produced.In a qualification stage and a pilot in another area operated by Petrobras, HISEP is expected to be installed in 2024 to perform longer term tests to enable a new concept of production development.Petrobras said: “This technological innovation has the potential to enable the Jupiter production development pilot project, as well as other projects with high gas-oil and CO2 ratio fluids, opening a new exploration and production development frontier for opportunities in Petrobras’ deep and ultra-deep water portfolio.”Recently, Petrobras has agreed to sell its stake in 27 onshore exploration and production concessions, located in Espírito Santo, Brazil. The test assessed the pre-salt carbonate reservoirs in the well, located in a water depth of 2,183mlast_img read more

WEEHAWKEN BRIEFS

first_imgJoseph Wisniewski, former Weehawken superintendent, dies at 77Joseph Wisniewski, the superintendent of schools for the Weehawken school district for 15 years before retiring in 1995, died on Friday, Feb. 3, according to newspaper reports. The Rutherford resident was 77. Wisniewski was also a football coach at Weehawken High School, the Voice website said. Wisniewski was an avid golfer and a private pilot. The funeral was Feb. 8 at St. Mary Church, Rutherford.  1 / 4  Weehawken senior citizens had a great time at their Super Bowl party and wanted to thank Mayor Richard Turner and Township Council and also Brownie Troop 12279 for all their help.  2 / 4  The Olli Soikkeli and Julien Labro Quartet will be featured next at The UBS Atrium Series on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 12:30 p.m. in the Atrium, 1000 Harbor Boulevard, in the Lincoln Harbor section of Weehawken. (See brief.)  3 / 4  The Olli Soikkeli and Julien Labro Quartet will be featured next at The UBS Atrium Series on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 12:30 p.m. in the Atrium, 1000 Harbor Boulevard, in the Lincoln Harbor section of Weehawken. (See brief.)  4 / 4  Saint Augustine School in Union City held two Mini Olympics, for grades pre-K through third and grades four through six. The children raced, leap-frogged, hopped, raced on wheels, did tug-of-wars, and carried plastic eggs while walking. ❮ ❯ ×  1 / 4  Weehawken senior citizens had a great time at their Super Bowl party and wanted to thank Mayor Richard Turner and Township Council and also Brownie Troop 12279 for all their help.  2 / 4  The Olli Soikkeli and Julien Labro Quartet will be featured next at The UBS Atrium Series on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 12:30 p.m. in the Atrium, 1000 Harbor Boulevard, in the Lincoln Harbor section of Weehawken. (See brief.)  3 / 4  The Olli Soikkeli and Julien Labro Quartet will be featured next at The UBS Atrium Series on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 12:30 p.m. in the Atrium, 1000 Harbor Boulevard, in the Lincoln Harbor section of Weehawken. (See brief.)  4 / 4  Saint Augustine School in Union City held two Mini Olympics, for grades pre-K through third and grades four through six. The children raced, leap-frogged, hopped, raced on wheels, did tug-of-wars, and carried plastic eggs while walking. ❮ ❯center_img Gypsy Jazz up next at the UBS Atrium SeriesFinnish guitarist Olli Soikkeli and French accordionist Julien Labro have joined forces to create a new take on traditional Gypsy Jazz. Their fresh approach to this iconic music has delighted audiences from Alaska to Bangalore.The Olli Soikkeli and Julien Labro Quartet will be featured next at The UBS Atrium Series on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 12:30 p.m. in the Atrium, 1000 Harbor Boulevard, in the Lincoln Harbor section of Weehawken.Olli picked up the guitar at age 12. He soon discovered the music of the legendary French guitarist, Django Reinhardt and since then has made Reinhardt’s music his main focus. After developing his talents at jazz clubs and festivals in his native land, he started playing across Europe with top musicians and moved to New York City in 2014. He has played marquis venues such as Birdland, The Blue Note, and Lincoln Center. Despite his young age he’s already played with stars such as Bucky Pizzarelli, Stochelo Rosenberg, Andreas Öberg, Cyrille Aimee, and Anat Cohen. The Wall Street Journal gave Soikkeli high praise when it said that his talents “place him among the worthiest current day successors to the legacy of the great Django.”Born in France, Julien Labro has established himself as one of the top accordion, accordina, and bandoneón players in the classical and jazz genres. After graduating from the Marseille Conservatory of Music, Labro began winning international competitions but moved to the U.S. for further studies.He has shared the stage and/or recorded with a myriad of eclectic artists including João Donato, Cassandra Wilson,  Miguel Zenón,  James Carter and Tommy Emmanuel to name a few.Julien has played for audiences throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. He has also been enlisted as an arranger and/or soloist by the Spektral Quartet, Curtis On Tour, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and many more.The quartet is rounded out by rhythm guitarist Max O’Rourke and bassist Eduardo Belo.The concert is free and open to the general public. It is sponsored in part by the Hudson Reporter newspapers. For directions and more information, please check the HRPAC website – www.hrpac.org – or call the concert hotline at (201) 716-4540.Hackensack UMC Palisades announces community service scholarship Community service-minded Hudson County students may apply for a new scholarship initiative from Hackensack UMC Palisades. The hospital recently announced a Community Service Merit Scholarship Program, which recognizes high school seniors who serve their community exceptionally, while balancing high grades. Two graduating seniors each from the following high schools will receive $2,000: High Tech High School, Hoboken Charter School, Hoboken High School, Memorial High School, North Bergen High School, Union City High School, and Weehawken High School.“We are delighted to announce this scholarship program, which reflects the importance of civic engagement and giving back to our local communities,” said Bruce J. Markowitz, Hackensack’s president and CEO, in a press release.“The HackensackUMC Palisades Community Service Merit Scholarship Program will reward high school seniors who share our hospital’s commitment to community service and caring for our neighbors. We know that paying for college can be challenging and hope that this Community Service Merit Scholarship will help lessen the burden for the deserving recipients.”Students can find out more information and apply for the scholarship online through March 31, at http://www.hackensackumcpalisades.org/, or by contacting their school guidance counselor. Winners will be announced May 5.Hackensack UMC free health screeningsHackensack UMC will host free medical screenings throughout Hudson County in the coming weeks. The screenings will check for conditions including diabetes, blood pressure, heart rate, percentage of oxygen in the blood, peak flow breathing, and body mass index. Locations and times for the screenings are as follows:Sunday, Feb. 19, 201710 a.m. to 2 p.m.First United Methodist Church2213 New York Ave., Union CitySunday, Feb. 26, 201710 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.St. Augustine Church3900 New York Ave., Union CitySunday, March 19, 201710 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.Trinity Reformed Church, 401 60th St.,West New YorkSunday, March 26, 201710 a.m. to 2 p.m.Good Shepherd Lutheran Church98 Columbia Terrace, Weehawkenlast_img read more