State “incapable” of planning for flooding

first_imgTwitter Maurice Quinlivan appointed Chair of Enterprise, Trade and Employment Committee WhatsApp TAGSfloodingMaurice QuinlivenSinn Fein Facebook Advertisement Linkedin Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22A GENERAL election candidate has accused the State of being “incapable of strategic planning to protect families and businesses from this near-annual misery”.   James Gaffney, who is Green Party candidate for Limerick City says that climate change means that storms like Storm Frank will happen with greater frequency and intensity.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Floods cannot be avoided, but Ireland can certainly cope better”, he told the Limerick Post.  He added that for many years, maps showing where floods are likely to occur have been available to local authorities but added that these warnings “have often been ignored by the councils when they grant planning permission. Human construction, such as houses, industrial estates and shopping centres have all happened on the Shannon flood plain”.”It is unforgivable that climate change and flooding is not taken into account when planning our infrastructure and communities.“Afforestation can help – trees can mitigate water movements. Studies show that thanks to their roots, the soil under trees can absorb 67 times more water than soil under grass fields. We in the Green Party support the planting of forests bordering rivers and lakes to protect water quality and assist in managing flood risks.“Before longer term preventative measures are taken, we will continue to have to pour money into reactive measures, such as flood defences and barriers and clean-up operations. We will continue to need to provide emergency relief funds for residents”, he concluded. Email Previous article#WATCH Uber launch centre of excellence in LimerickNext articleSoccer – Grimes takes on Oscar Traynor role 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. center_img Sinn Fein plans for ‘all female’ election candidates are sexist and discriminatory, says male party member snubbed for election run Clonlara couple stuck in their marooned home Print Flood prevention measures continue across parts of Limerick NewsState “incapable” of planning for floodingBy Bernie English – January 11, 2016 785 Limerick Senator has beef with meat industry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pension issue is hot election topiclast_img read more

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival Announces 2019 Lineup: Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band, Boz Scaggs, Anders Osborne, More

first_imgThe 26th annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival will return to Telluride, CO’s Town Park, set to go down on September 13th-15th, 2019.On Thursday, the beloved  late-summer festival announced their 2019 lineup, with Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band, Boz Scaggs, and a yet to-be-announced headlining performer sitting at the top of the bill. The three-day festival will also see music performances by Anders Osborne, Ryan Bingham, Tab Benoit, Hiss Golden Messenger, The Allman Betts Band, Samantha Fish, Ruthie Foster, Durand Jones & The Indicators, Cedric Burnside, Phil Cook, The Como Mamas, Otis Taylor’s Psychedelic Banjo Posse, Southern Avenue, Low Cut Connie, Ida Mae, Willie Farmer, Jake Xerxes Fussell, Cookie McGee, Sandra Hall, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Mitch Woods, and Alex Paul and The Birds Of Play.An additional headliner, more artists, and a comedy lineup will be announced soon.Various ticket packages are now on sale here for Telluride Blues & Brews’ 2019 event.last_img read more

More than 8,500 miles of travel later, Syracuse looks for road recipe

first_img Published on April 17, 2018 at 9:09 pm Contact Billy: [email protected] | @Wheyen3 Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse has traveled about 8,500 miles back and forth to nine games away from the Carrier Dome. If SU flew that mileage in a straight line, the team could travel to Warsaw, Poland, and back.While it hasn’t actually left the country, the No. 19 Orange (8-7, 0-5 Atlantic Coast) has embraced the role of a traveling team for much of the season. Carrier Dome scheduling and the geographic diversity of the ACC means Syracuse has spent plenty of time on the move in the last two months. It’s created challenges — both in terms of practice planning and what to do in the long hours of travel — that SU’s struggled to solve to the tune of a 4-5 record when playing outside Syracuse.SU’s trip to Oregon in February was Syracuse’s longest of the season, and it accounted for almost half the team’s total mileage. Since then the Orange has flown twice more and bused numerous times.Sophomore goalie Asa Goldstock remembers watching Syracuse while growing up and seeing how the Orange was “always somewhere.” While her high school team visited Florida over spring break, the rest of her games were relatively local.“I knew I’d get a lot of aerial views from the plane when I came here,” Goldstock said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOn the other hand, freshman midfielder Sam Swart was blown away by the amount of travel Syracuse has done. The concept of playing away from the Carrier Dome didn’t even occur to her.“I was just thinking we’d be in the Dome,” Swart said. “I thought all the games were gonna be here, I don’t know why I was thinking that. I was dumb. Not all of the games were in the Dome, for anybody reading this.”center_img Syracuse WLAX road gamesInfogramA hiccup in scheduling led to some of the inconvenient traveling. When schedules normally would be made, there were conflicts with scheduled Carrier Dome renovations, Gait said. By the time the Orange could finalize its schedule, most other teams had nearly completed theirs. That forced SU to settle for road games at odd, midweek times, Gait said.The scheduling trouble led in part to two separate road trips that featured two away games in three days, on a Thursday followed by a Saturday. The first trip resulted in two SU losses, to Notre Dame and Northwestern. More recently, Syracuse beat Loyola (Maryland) on a Thursday but fell to Virginia Tech two days later.“I think (the travel) was the difference versus Virginia (Tech),” Swart said. “There was just too much going on in such little time.”The Orange passes the time travel days with a pastime that’s taken over much of the athletic world: Fortnite. Goldstock said Nicole Levy brings her Xbox. It’s not much different than at SU, Goldstock said, just that teammates hang out in a hotel room instead of around campus. And Goldstock conceded that Levy is the best player, ranking herself as a close second.Simpler challenges than who’s the best Fortnite player come up when a team travels as much as Syracuse, though. The most recent road trip was the trek from Loyola in Baltimore to Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. On what Swart termed a nine-hour bus ride, many of her teammates slept or watched TV shows, like Goldstock’s favorite “Riverdale” and “Law & Order: SVU.” But Swart did neither.“I can’t sleep on the bus,” Swart said. “I only trust my mom driving, that’s it. I don’t trust bus drivers, no offense, they’re all great. I kind of just sit there and look out the window, visualizing myself on the field.”Once at VT, the Orange lost in double-overtime. Swart, lacking sleep and having visualized herself on the field, did end up with a hat trick. But the trip ended as all three of SU’s ACC road contests have ended thus far: a one-goal loss.Swart did find one benefit in the travels despite the loss.“We hit Virginia and we cross the border, you just see the sun,” Swart said. “And I was like, this is so weird. Seeing the sun again was definitely a nice little touch in my life.” Commentslast_img read more

UFC: David Shaw says that UFC will never have children fight

first_img UFC Fight Night 163 was a massive success with Zabit vs Khattar as their main-event bout. UFC executive David Shaw was in charge of the card while President Dana White took a leave from the recent Fight Night.  In the post-event conference, the UFC executive was stunned when a reporter inquired, will children ever fight in UFC?Also Read- UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov Says McGregor Needs 10 Wins Before RematchUFC: Will Children ever fight in UFC?David Shaw had a clear answer to the question and it is ‘NO’. According to the UFC executive, UFC will never have children fighting in the company. Though, UFC President Dana White in the past said that they will never have women fighting in their company but today the UFC roster has some of the best female athletes in the world.   However, UFC has no plans to set up any children fights in their company and David Shaw is confident that the company will always stick to it. Children’s MMA fights are quite popular in Russia and many other parts of the world but if you are expecting it to happen in UFC, you are wrong, according to David Shaw. WATCH US LIVE Written By 10 months ago UFC 244: Where to watch, schedule and live streaming details 9 months ago UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov says McGregor needs 10 wins before rematch 10 months ago UFC Salaries: Conor McGregor, Khabib, Nate Diaz salary revealed COMMENT LIVE TV First Published: 11th November, 2019 18:24 IST 9 months ago Conor McGregor’s DNA tests prove allegations against him were false Last Updated: 11th November, 2019 18:24 IST UFC: David Shaw Says That UFC Will Never Have Children Fight According to UFC Executive David Shaw, UFC will never organise Children’s MMA fights in their organisation. Know more about the post-event press conference. SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW US WE RECOMMEND 10 months ago UFC: Jorge Masvidal feels Conor McGregor is scared to fight him Raj Sarkar Also Read- UFC Salaries: Conor McGregor, Khabib, Nate Diaz Salary RevealedUFC: Innovative matchupsUFC has always been keen towards setting up cross-event and unorthodox matchups. A few days back, pop star Justin Bieber challenged Tom Cruise for a fight and wanted Dana White to make the matchup in UFC. Dana White immediately showed a green signal to the fight and wanted to make it happen in reality until Bieber cancelled the probability of the fight by stating it as a joke. Dana White has also arranged a  multi-million dollar cross-event fight with Mayweather promotions in the past and it surely blessed the organisation with a lot of money. The recent idea of making a one-time BMF belt was also a very innovative idea and UFC has always been open for new ideas. However, children fighting is surely not one of them.Also Read- Conor McGregor’s DNA Tests Prove Allegations Against Him Were FalseAlso Read- UFC: Dana White Confirms Tony Ferguson Vs Khabib Nurmagomedov last_img read more