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

Cherwell’s Guide to Oxford Sports Talk

first_imgBlue, aAwarded to those who compete in a first team Varsity match. Only an elite of sports are awarded Full Blue status, the rest are only given Half Blues.Blues, theGeneral term referring to a university first team in eligible sports.Blue-tack For women, a girl who likes a good sportsman on her arm. For men, someone who hangs out with Blues in order to get himself ahead.Crew Date Your team goes for a curry or to  hall with a team or boat from another college, preferably of the opposite sex. There are good crew dates and bad, but never sober ones.CuppersInter-college competition. Winning ensures legendary status, at least until the end of term. Elmer Cotton Turl Street-based sports shop. Flash the Bod Card for discounts.Iffley Road Site of the university sports centre, rugby, football and hockey pitches, swimming pool and athletics track. Take the third exit at the Plain roundabout as you head towards Cowley.Initiation What you will be forced to go through in order to gain the acceptance of your older, wiser team mates. You’ll enjoy it a whole lot more next year.Isis, the River where rowing takes place, found at the bottom of St. Aldate’s. Prone to reaching dangerous levels at even the slightest drop of rain.Parks, the Home to the Blues’ cricket and lacrosse sides, as well as a few college teams.Ringer A player obtained from somewhere else (usually Brookes) to compete in a College game. Frowned upon, but rarely reported to the authorities.Stash Worn everywhere, prized above a first-class degree, obtaining rooms full of the stuff is the single most important thing you can do in your time in Oxford. Training Essential and dedicated for Blues teams, optional and ill-attended at college level. Vinnie’s Invitation-only social club for male members of university sides. And Blue-tack, if they’re lucky.last_img read more

Governor Pence Dedicates New Medical Clinic at Camp Atterbury

first_imgIndianapolis – Governor Mike Pence today joined representatives from the Indiana National Guard and the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center to dedicate a new medical clinic, called the Wakeman VA Clinic, at Camp Atterbury in Edinburgh, Indiana. The Wakeman VA Clinic is the first of its kind in Indiana, and offers primary medical care, as well as physical therapy, mental health assessments, and technology-based, long-distance clinical health care.“I’m thankful today to dedicate the Wakeman VA Clinic at Camp Atterbury to allow greater access to health care for our veterans,” said Governor Pence. “This clinic is the first of its kind in Indiana and offers an additional location for our veterans in southern Indiana and the surrounding areas to receive the care they need. Our heroes have fought for our freedoms, and deserve the utmost care when they return home. The Wakeman VA Clinic will provide this care to our veterans, and will do it closer to home.”The partnership between the Indiana National Guard and the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center aims to improve outpatient access by reducing drive times and building closer patient and provider relationships. The Wakeman Clinic provides approximately 10,000 square feet in two facilities to alleviate the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, and provides an additional option for care to the veteran population who normally would have driven to VA facilities in Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Bloomington, Martinsville, or Louisville.“It has been said that the measure of society is reflected on how it takes care of its veterans,” said The Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Courtney P. Carr. “This facility will continue to solidify our commitment to the care, welfare and well-being of those who have worn the cloth of our nation. Our service members deserve the very best health care. By allowing the VA to use Camp Atterbury’s facilities, veterans in the southern Indiana region can receive medical services closer to their homes and have access to more personalized care in a community based facility.”The Wakeman VA Clinic plans to expand services to include optometry, ophthalmology, audiology, and general X-rays in the coming months.Governor Pence has made veterans matters a focus since his first day in office when he signed an Executive Order relating to veteran-owned businesses and state contracts. Last week, the Governor signed into law 13 bills regarding veteran and military matters.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Colombia, Mexico and U.S. Collaborate to Seize Millions

first_imgBy Dialogo October 06, 2010 Colombian authorities seized a total of $120 million and 17 million euros in cash allegedly belonging to one of Colombia’s most-wanted narcotraffickers, Daniel Barrera, aka “El Loco” (The Crazy One). After one year of investigations on a cartel led by Barrera, a final operation led Colombian officials to a seizure of $29 million and 17 million euros from a home south of Bogota on October 4, according to Colombian Minister of Defense Rodrigo Rivera. Throughout the year, investigations launched simultaneously in the United States and Mexico yielded the seizure of some $28 million from various containers arriving in Colombia’s Buenaventura port from Mexico. “It’s the biggest seizure of drug money in this country’s history,” stated Rivera according to Colombian daily El Tiempo. National Police Director Oscar Naranjo announced that Operation “Cuenca del Pacífico” was also carried out with Mexican cooperation, reported Reuters news agency. Naranjo added that the seizure would destabilize a strong trafficking ring that extended beyond Mexico to Europe, reported AFP news agency. While authorities were offering a $2.7 million reward for Barrera’s capture, 20 others were detained in the operation, three of whom were wanted in the U.S. for connections to drug-trafficking.last_img read more

Junior National Champion, Lady Eagle awards new to QuickCar IMCA program

first_imgThe IMCA Sunoco Late Model national champion receives a 4-gauge panel set while 2-gauge panel sets go to IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car and Mach-1 Sport Compact national champions. Both the Junior National Champion and Lady Eagle winner receive 3-gauge panel sets from the Lebanon, Tenn., manufacturer. “QuickCar is excited to continue our support of IMCA and very excited about the opportunities for the younger generation of racers they’re providing,” said Danny Knowles.  Drivers ages 13-18 in all IMCA divisions contend for the inaugural Junior National Champion’s crown; all female drivers vie for the Lady Eagle title, awarded since 2007.  In its seventh year of sponsorship, QuickCar again gives 3-gauge panels to IMCA Modified, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock, Karl Kustoms North­ern SportMod and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod national champions. LEBANON, Tenn. – Two more of IMCA’s top drivers will receive post-season awards from QuickCar in 2020. Information about all QuickCar products is available at the www.quickcar.com website and on Facebook, or by calling 800 997-7333.  The QuickCar high performance product line also includes volt me­ters, water pressure kits, tachome­ters and switch panels. All QuickCar awards will be presented during the national IMCA banquet in November.  “The response to our new Junior National Championship has been quick and exact, and adding awards for that winner along with our Lady Eagle winner is a focus heading into 2020,” observed IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “QuickCar Racing Products is leading the way in stepping up their support and we know others will follow.”last_img read more

Pioneers of OKK Spars Will Participate at ‘Orlando Kids Cup’ in Zagreb

first_imgThe pioneer selection of the youth basketball club Spars from Zagreb will participate at the ‘Orlando Kids Cup’ in Zagreb on 27 and 28 December.At one of the biggest and highest quality tournaments for this age group in Europe, the Spars will play in group D together with teams from Cibona, Union Olimpija and Kastava, announced OKK Spars.The Sarajevo basketball players will play the first game on 27 December at 16:45 against Kastava. In the second game on the same day at 21:45, they will play against Cibona, and the last game of the group will take place on 28 December at 15:15 against Union Olimpija.(Source: Fena)last_img read more