first_imgNewsLocal NewsMayor demands action on former landfill siteBy admin – September 24, 2009 820 Previous articleShots fired at houseNext articleConcern at access denial to city admin Print Facebook Advertisement IMMEDIATE action at the former landfill site on the Longpavement, is being demanded by Mayor Kevin Kiely.He wants it converted into a top class recreational facility.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Following a directive by the EU some years ago, the site was cleared of the landfill dump for the city’s litter. Currently being rehabilitated under licence from the Environmental Protection Agency, the objective is to minimise the uncontrolled spread of landfill gas and landfill leachate beyond the site.While the rehabilitation works will continue to the end of this year, it is expected that the site will be redesigned for a number of recreational activities, although to-date, no specific details have been confirmed.This week, however, Mayor Kiely said the time is now opportune to move the project ahead.“Eight years ago, I was told that we’d have a golf course and soccer pitches on the site, as well as a riverside walk, possibly a playground, seating, lighting, etc. – all of which would fit in very well with the regeneration plans we have for that area of the city – now is the opportune to move on this”.The mayor enquired about the present levels of methane gas on the site and was told by City Hall executive, Caroline Curley, that monitoring of the site had revealed that the production of landfill gas was relatively low and therefore, ruled out the possibility of generating energy.“The Environment Protection Agency licence required that a landfill gas collection and treatment system be installed on the site and to comply with this, a gas drainage membrane was placed on top of the landfill,” she said.The mayor and councillors were told that pumping trials were carried out to estimate the amount and quality of gas that would be produced.“The results from the trials predict sustainable capacity at the site until 2040, and that the landfill gas will continue to be produced at a lower quantity and quality for the following 20 – 30 years”.Explaining that while the rehabilitation work on the site will be completed by the end of this year and that monitoring will continue to ensure a reduction of land fill gas, city council says that a system, comprising vertical wells, collection pipework, pumping plant, storage tank, methane stripper and a rising main to the main drainage system will be installed.“Landfill gas will also be reduced by the placing of a liner layer and the surface water liner layer over the entire landfill body, which will prevent water going into the site.Mayor Kiely said that the recreational facilities planned for the site, when the rehabilitation work finishes at the end of this year, will be discussed at the first full meeting of the new city council, at the end of September.center_img WhatsApp Linkedin Email Twitterlast_img read more

first_imgNewsHub 25 May 2017Family First Comment: Decent research. Positive results. Warning of side-effects.This is the way the issue of medicinal marijuana should be approached – rather than anecdotal evidence and the lobbying of the media, NORML and the Drug Foundation. Previously, support for medicinal marijuana has been based on anecdotal data. Now there could be science backing it.A new study published on Thursday (NZ time) has found medicine made from a marijuana extract can dramatically cut the number of seizures experienced by children with a severe form of epilepsy.It’s the first time a double-blind placebo-controlled trial has been done on it.The research has excited the doctors who led the study, which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine, as it finally provides reliable data as opposite to anecdotal.“More than 26 percent of the children who received the drug had a significant reduction in their convulsive, or severe seizures compared to the placebo group so it was a very positive finding, it was statistically significant and more importantly, it was clinically significant,” lead researcher Dr Orrin Devinsky said.“Some of those children were actually seizure-free and many others enjoyed a substantial reduction in their seizure frequency.”In the trial, neither the parents nor the researchers were told whether the children were taking the study medication or the placebo.It was tested with 120 children who had Dravet syndrome, chosen at random from the US, the UK and parts of Europe.Sixty one got the study medication, while 59 were on the placebo.Patients on the drug dropped from around 12 serious seizures a month, to six. Those on the placebo didn’t change, according to Dr Devinsky.The medication was a liquid form of cannabidiol, one of marijuana’s ingredients, branded Epidiolex. It doesn’t contain any THC.“Today for the first time we have rigorous, double blind, placebo controlled trial that cannabidiol works in reducing convulsive seizures in children with severe epilepsy,” Dr Devinsky said.But he cautioned it wasn’t a cure-all – side effects such as diarrhoea, vomiting, fatigue, sleep problems and other issues were more common in the group taking the drug.READ MORE: read more

first_imgThe bill says that anyone who does so could be charged with a Class A misdemeanor.However, it would not apply during a holiday or for anyone dressing for a sporting activity, trade, occupation, theatrical production, parade or masquerade ball.You could also wear a gas mask during the event of an emergency or emergency drills. A proposed bill would make wearing a hood, mask, or any other item to hide ones face while on public property illegal in Tennessee.last_img

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisThe Alcona County Library Harrisville Branch will be getting some new upgrades soon. The Harrisville Library is replacing florescent lighting with LED lighting.Library Director, Denise Bearre said the new upgrades will help save energy, and money while improving library visits for readers. Bearre hopes to get the project started some time in April, but with proposals and contracts; the project may start in the fall.Bearre said the new lighting would help light up labels so that readers can find books more easily, and enjoy their visit to the library.“It will be upgrading our 20 year building, we’re also upgrading the lights in our Lincoln building. It will save energy, so hopefully it will help us save cost in the future. Currently our lighting is upward facing so it lights up the ceiling and then it bounces down, and it’s difficult to see the labels of the books at the bottom on the floor level on the bottom shelf. (So the new lights) will be brighter, and should light up those labels that our population have not been able to read,” Bearre said.The Harrisville Library will also be placing channels in the floor to add electrical outlets for laptop users.Other improvements included a new steel roof that was installed last year.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Alcona County Library Harrisville Branch, Harrisville Library, LED LightingContinue ReadingPrevious People For Social Justice Looking To Make An ImpactNext ‘Age is Just a Number’ so Enjoy Life!last_img read more

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES View comments ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFar Eastern University dodged a bullet against Jose Rizal University and came away with an 87-85 victory to stay unscathed in the 2018 Chooks-to-Go Filoil Flying V Preseason Cup Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Tamaraws leaned on Hubert Cani, who fired 13 points, two rebounds, and two steals as they preserved their 3-0 record in Group B.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Brandrey Bienes and Joseph Nunag also tallied 13 points apiece, while Jasper Parker got 12 points, four assists, and two boards in the victory.FEU lost hold of an eight-point lead, 87-79, in the final two minutes as MJ Dela Virgen put the Heavy Bombers on his back for the final uprising.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownDarius Estrella cut the lead down to two, 87-85, with 31.4 seconds, and had a shot to steal the game after Cani’s layup rimmed out in the waning seconds, but Dela Virgen muffed the potential game-winner from the right elbow at the buzzer.Coach Olsen Racela heaved a sigh of relief after the Tamaraws survived a game challenge from the Heavy Bombers, which shot 9-of-21 from downtown. Donaire Sr. joins Pacquiao’s coaching staff Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident MOST READ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ “They had so many shooters, so we have to work on our half-court defense,” he said. “We gave up too many open threes. So we need to make it hard for them, especially against a team that has a lot of shooters.”Ry dela Rosa paced JRU with 18 points and four rebounds, while Jed Mendoza had 17 points, six boards, and five assists.The Heavy Bombers remained at the bottom of the standings with their 0-3 slate.The Scores:FEU 87 — Bienes 13, Cani 13, Nunag 13, Parker 12, Tuffin 11, Eboña 7, Tolentino 6, Dulatre 2, Escoto 2, Iñigo 2, Jopia 2, Ramirez 2, Tempra 2, Bayquin 0, Orizu 0, Stockton 0.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding JRU 85 — Dela Rosa 18, Mendoza 17, Dela Virgen 14, Ramos 13, Estrella 11, Bordon 6, Silvarez 4, Dulalia 2, Esguerra 0, Perez 0, Yu 0.Quarters: 28-27, 52-53, 72-68, 87-85.last_img read more

first_imgA teen miner was stabbed to death at Frenchman Backdam, Mabura, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) on Wednesday evening following an argument with a colleague.Dead is Alex Daniels, 19, of Swan Village, Linden- Soesdyke Highway. The 24-year-old suspect, of Hotoquin Village, North West District, and also of Swan Village, has since been taken into Police custody.Reports are the incident occurred about 22:00h while the two were imbibing. Guyana Times was told that preliminary investigations revealed that the now deceased and the suspect, who were both employed as miners at Frenchman Backdam, had been consuming alcoholic beverages earlier in the evening, at Frenchman Landing in the presence of other co-workers.It is alleged that while the men were returning to their camp, the suspect discarded Daniels’ slippers which resulted in an argument. The other colleagues who were with the duo intervened in an effort to bring peace to the situation; however, the argument escalated. While at the mining camp, the suspect reportedly armed himself with a knife and dealt the now deceased teen two stab wounds, one to the centre of his chest and another above his right hip. The suspect was restrained by his colleagues and handed over to the Police at the Mabura Police Station. The murder weapon was also handed over to the Police.Investigations are ongoing.last_img read more