Anger at famine statue damage

first_img TAGSBalllingarydamagestatue NewsBreaking newsLocal NewsAnger at famine statue damageBy Bernie English – September 6, 2015 629 Van driver one of many incredible escapes during Storm Darwin Statue daubed by thugs after 113 years Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cash flow helps Limerick boat club raise the roof Previous articleSoccer – Turner simply the best as Limerick win yet againNext articleWoman rescued from bridge wall Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Emailcenter_img Linkedin Advertisement by Bernie English [email protected] are outraged that the famine memorial at Ballingarry Community Park has been vandalised, causing damage to the structure of the statue.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Created by local artist …..Bullock of Glenwilliam during the park’s construction eighteen years ago, the statue, named ‘Roisin’ is formed in the likeness of a barefoot young girl in 1840’s style clothing.The park committee say that repair works will need to be carried out, or the statue may even have to be removed altogether if the damage is found to be too severe.Made of a light steel frame structure and formed by hand in detail using concrete, “Roisin” is a unique piece of art and, according to park committee chairman Colin Anderson, it is a tangible reminder of Ballingarry’s heritage and history.“The repairs are likely to cost the park committee a considerable sum as this is specialised work that will have to be undertaken by structural engineers and needs to be restored in the correct manner”, Mr Anderson explained.“This is the second act of vandalism seen in the park in the past three weeks. On August bank holiday Monday last, someone tried to set a number of fires in the park, and was witnessed stealing newspaper returns from the local shop at 5am for this purpose. No damage was caused, but there was intent.“The park is there for the enjoyment of all in our community and it is up to the members of our community to educate our young people to this fact, and to report any suspicious behaviour to the Gardaí”, the park committee chairman said.In the meantime, the area where “Roisin” is located  has been fenced off in case she should fall and injure somebody. The area will remain fenced off until remedial works can be carried out, or a decision is made to remove her.Ballingarry has a deep-rooted history of famine times, with a large poorhouse located just outside the village. A booming town in the early part of the 19th century when many locals were employed in the weaving and linen industries, it never fully recovered from the ravages of the famine.Many families took refuge on nearby Knockfierna Hill where up to a thousand people tried to stave off hunger and destitution before finally entering the poorhouse. Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Shannon statue to commemorate Axel last_img read more

Canning Tips

first_imgFoods produced during their natural growing season often have greater nutritional value, and canning enables consumers to have more control over their food by preserving seasonal produce.About one-third of consumers who can food at home process low-acid foods, such as green beans, carrots and okra, but many make a key mistake before they even start canning. Low-acid foods require a pressure canner to heat the food to extremely high temperatures, which makes the food shelf-stable. This only works if the gauge on the pressure canner is accurate.The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends that consumers test dial gauges for accuracy and check their condition every year. The calibration of a dial gauge can easily shift as the consumer handles the pressure canner over time. The calibration can change slowly and go unnoticed.Canning recipes include specific temperatures and times in order to kill harmful bacteria. If the pressure is below what is recommended, the jar may not heat up to a level that would prevent botulism.Clostridium botulinum, the bacteria that causes botulism, forms spores. When conditions prevent the growth of the bacteria — high heat, dryness, etc. — bacterial cells form a protective structure called a “spore” to preserve the bacteria. The temperature must be higher than the boiling point to destroy the spore. If the spores are not destroyed, they will germinate and produce toxins in the food. Vacuum seals don’t necessarily protect preserved food. Food not processed at the recommended pressure pose serious safety concerns that can lead to severe illness and even death.  In addition to food safety, incorrect preservation also threatens food quality. If a dial gauge displays the pressure level as lower than actual pressure, food is processed at a higher temperature than is necessary, which results in overcooked food with a soft texture.Many University of Georgia Cooperative Extension offices provide free dial-gauge testing. Contact your local UGA Extension office for more details. Preparing now will keep you and your family safe and enjoying seasonal flavors year-round.UGA publications about preserving food through canning are available on the National Center for Home Food Preservation website at read more

Facility Solutions: Project Manager promotes great plans

first_imgWhether your credit union is rolling out a new financial service or constructing a new facility, two primary elements are required: creativity and delivery. Because both must be present at the same high level to ensure success, having the right people on board and tight management are required.Toward that end, more credit unions are adding project managers to their staffs to keep pace with a continually evolving environment and to guide staff and business partners working together to deliver projects on time, on budget and to the satisfaction of members and management.Each project is different and requires different levels of PM engagement and knowledge. Project management for new branch construction, for example, requires experience in the areas of building codes, contracts, technology integration, and hundreds of other areas. A credit union PM learning the ropes of branch construction could work with project managers from the design firm and contractor if the CU has a strong, trusted relationship with those business partners. To avoid the risk of cost overruns, extended schedules, business interruption, and other frustrations sometimes associated with working on multiple branches or a new headquarters, some credit unions contract with an outside project manager. continue reading » 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more