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

Japan’s household spending, real wages extend COVID-driven declines

first_imgJapan’s household spending fell for an 11th straight month in August and real wages marked half a year of declines, as consumers struggled to return to their pre-pandemic purchasing habits.Analysts see the economy picking up from the slump caused by the coronavirus but weak spending and wage figures highlight the challenges new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga faces as he works to revive the economy.Household spending declined 6.9 percent in August from a year earlier, government data showed on Friday, matching a median forecast in a Reuters poll. A year-on-year decline in the household spending in August would mark the 11th straight of falls, the longest period of contraction since a 15-month stretch to May 2017.However, the pace of decline has slowed after hitting a record 16.2 percent in May, when people stayed at home to prevent the virus infection under the nationwide shutdown.The government lifted the emergency measures in late May and business activity has gradually resumed.Compared with the previous month, household spending rose 1.7 percent in August after a 6.5 percent decline in July. “We expect the overall economy including consumer spending will pick up as the economic activity restarts,” said Yusuke Shimoda, senior economist at Japan Research Institute.“But people remained cautious about risks to get the virus infection and wages are expected to worsen further, so the pace of recovery in consumer spending will likely be limited.”Separate data on Friday showed the nation’s inflation-adjusted real wages fell 1.4 percent in August from a year earlier, down for the sixth straight month, reflecting a big drop in overtime.The economy tumbled deeper into recession in the June quarter as the coronavirus jolted global demand and analysts say it will take time for pre-pandemic levels of activity to return.Topics :last_img read more