New recycling facility in Edward Street area

first_imgNewsLocal NewsNew recycling facility in Edward Street areaBy admin – February 8, 2011 660 A NEW recycling Bring Bank has located on the corner of Lord Edward Street and Wolfe Tone Street.The facility will take glass, aluminium cans and food cans – the aluminium and food cans will be collected together in the blue recycling can bank.Mayor Maria Byrne has encouraged people to use the bring bank.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Linkedin Advertisement Facebook Print Email WhatsApp The Environment Department in City Hall has confirmed that last year approximately 800 tonnes of glass, 25 tonnes of drink cans and 14 tonnes of steel cans were collected via the city bring banks.“Recycling rates continue to increase across the country but there is no room for complacency, as we recycle only one in five aluminium cans in Ireland,” says a spokesperson“There are plenty of reasons why we should try to recycle more – recycling aluminium cans saves 95% of the energy used to produce aluminium from raw materials. Recycling one aluminium can saves enough energy to run a television for three hours – it is worth considering that  glass is 100% recyclable and can be recycled forever with no loss in quality”. The statistics show that on average an Irish family recycles around 500 glass bottles and jars each year. Twitter Previous articleSentenced for possession of heroin at Garda stationNext article‘Campaign of intimidation’ leads to two jailed for five years adminlast_img read more

Lakers’ Kobe Bryant sits out of 101-88 loss to Heat because of back tightness

first_img“When he says he can’t go, you know he’s hurting,” Scott said. “The level of concern is pretty up there right now.”Scott feels the same way about the Lakers’ play. The Lakers (1-6) became just as overwhelmed with the Heat (5-3) with Bryant sporting a dapper suit on the bench instead of wearing his No. 24 jersey on the court. “Nobody was demanding the ball as much, but that could be good and bad,” said Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell, who sat out the fourth quarter for the third time this season after posting four points on 2-of-6 shooting, four assists, four rebounds and two turnovers in 21 minutes. “When you get to half-court offense and call a set, Kobe could have a mismatch so you got to get him the ball. Seventy five percent of the time, he’ll make a good play. Tonight I had to live with whoever was open and make the right play that way.”The Heat eliminated the Lakers’ chances to steal a win with an 8-0 run midway through the third quarter and a 14-6 run to open the fourth quarter. The Lakers also could not stop Miami’s Chris Bosh (30 points on 9-of-16 shooting, 11 rebounds) and Hassan Whiteside (19 points on 8-of-12 shooting, 15 rebounds). MIAMI >> Amid all the uncertainty surrounding Kobe Bryant’s 20th and perhaps final NBA season, the Lakers star has already failed to accomplish one goal. Bryant’s hope to play in all 82 regular-season games already went unfulfilled. Bryant’s absence in the Lakers’ 101-88 loss to the Miami Heat on Tuesday at American Airlines Arena had nothing to do with rest, as the team initially explained shortly before tipoff. It had everything to do with the 37-year-old Bryant nursing what he called “soreness” in his back since training camp. He attributed the discomfort to 20 years of “wear and tear.”“I had trouble walking,” said Bryant, who reported feeling tightness while averaging 16.5 points on a career-low 32 percent shooting. “Today, I couldn’t shake it free.” Bryant argued he only needs to rest and receive ice and massage treatment he described as “around the clock.” Bryant added he will devote “90 percent” of his treatment toward his back. But Lakers coach Byron Scott said he plans to sit Bryant “as of right now” for tonight’s game in Orlando. Scott also sounded more worried than his star player. The Lakers personified their dysfunction when Heat forward Luol Deng had an open layup for a 97-79 lead with 3:49 remaining in the game as if he were in pre-game warmups. But Deng enjoyed an uncontested layup because five Lakers players stood on the floor doing nothing. Scott then called timeout, though he hardly had enough time left for his speech to fix the outcome.“You have to find out now if you want to be in a foxhole with guys,” Scott said. “You have to get to the point when you trust each other on a night-to-night basis.”The Lakers’ mediocrity overshadowed other developments. Nick Young posted a team-leading 17 points on 6-of-13 shooting, including 5-of-9 accuracy from 3-point range. Metta World Peace added 14 points on 5-of-7 shooting, with a 4-for-4 mark from 3-point range as the Lakers’ starting small forward. But nothing will overshadow Bryant, who acknowledged feeling “extremely” frustrated for his absence. The 19,825 fans even chanted Bryant’s name with 2:25 left in the game.“If I’m capable of playing, that means I get out there to play,” Bryant said. “For the fans that watched tonight, it was very tough not to be out there.”The Lakers anticipated the 37-year-old Bryant would miss games after suffering three season-ending injuries in consecutive seasons. But Scott held out optimism on Tuesday morning and shortly before tipoff that Bryant would play both Tuesday against Miami and tonight in Orlando before handling the Lakers’ 17 remaining sets of back-to-back basis as they come. “If I have to play decreased minutes because of it, I will,” Bryant said. “If I can walk and perform, I deserve to be out there playing. The fans deserve to see me out there playing.” center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Reserving 911 for emergencies

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Officials said the number of calls to 311 jumped more than 60 percent to 599,608 last fiscal year, while the number of 911 calls fell 5 percent to 1.76 million last year. “We are taking credit for some of that reduction,” said David Dizon, director of the city’s 311 system. “(Still), it would be very hard for us to actually make a firm, definitive calculation on that because the LAPD has said during that period of time there was a reduction in crime so that would also attribute to a reduction in calls to 911.” The California Highway Patrol, whose communications center in Los Angeles handles 911 calls from cell phones, saw its 911 calls drop 15 percent to 1.07 million in the first 10 months of this year. CHP spokeswoman Rebecca Estrada said the drop was mainly because many police departments also began to accept 911 cellular calls. But she said officials are examining whether the MTA’s #399 roadside assistance line helped reduce nonemergency cellular calls to 911. The #399 number, launched by the MTA on July 1, allows motorists traveling Los Angeles County freeways to use their cell phones to get roadside assistance from their auto clubs or the Metro Freeway Service Patrol. Three new telephone help lines for residents and motorists may be achieving one of the primary goals officials had in mind: freeing up 911 lines for true emergencies. With many callers to 911 ending up on hold because of the high volume of calls, local governments and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in recent years launched a smorgasbord of alternate lines such as 211, 311 and #399. While officials said there are no definitive data showing the lines are contributing to a drop in 911 calls, the numbers are encouraging. The city of Los Angeles launched its 311 local government services line in November 2002, offering to help refer residents to appropriate city agencies for help with such things as graffiti removal and bulk-item pickup. “At this point, we are still evaluating the whole #399 impact on 911 cellular routing,” Estrada said. “We don’t have numbers to stipulate whether it’s making a difference or not.” Also in July, county government launched its 211 line to help connect people with 28,000 health and social service programs and help reduce nonemergency calls to 911. In July 2004, INFO LINE Los Angeles – which changed its name to 211 LA County in July – received 22,806 calls. During its launch in July, the service received 32,195 calls; last month, it received 31,027. “It will pick up again this month due to holiday calling,” said Maribel Marin, executive director of 211 LA County. “There will be food banks, soup kitchens and those kinds of special programs they have for the holidays. “We are dealing with people in crisis, people who are homeless, about to become homeless, who are unemployed and people who have had some tragedy in the family or some dire crisis.” Thomas Prigatano, 911 coordinator and a public safety dispatch supervisor at the CHP’s Los Angeles Communications Center, said he believes the county’s 211 line has reduced some calls to 911. “If I was driving down the road with an incorrigible child and wanted the number to social services and couldn’t find it in the directory because I’m so upset, at one time I would call 911,” Prigatano said. “211 mitigates that by having all those social services operators.” Troy Anderson, (213) 974-8985 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Chef cooks up a way out of trouble

first_imgKelvin Joel (far right) and his group of student chefs at the food garden at the Westbury Youth Center. (Image: Johannesburg Culinary and Pastry School) There is nothing like someone who has done wrong and then turns his life around and does something right to make sure future generations do not walk he path he walked.Such a person is Kelvin Joel, pastry chef, co-owner of the Johannesburg Culinary and Pastry School, and recipient of the South African Chefs Association’s 2010 Achievement Award.A youngster with no guidance, Joel got mixed up in drugs in his youth. But he is now making sure the youngsters in his home suburb of Westbury, in western Johannesburg, do not get enticed by the allure of selling drugs to escape poverty.“Everyone who lived there had challenges at home and school,” he said, “even the community itself. I got an opportunity to change my life.”Joel started his Chefs Project in 2013 to give these and other troubled youth an opportunity to change their lives through cooking, if they wanted to do so. “Basically, cheffing changed my life. There are youngsters out there who would also like to do it, but don’t have the opportunity. So we want to create the opportunity for them to excel.“We just try to guide them to make it easier for them to understand. In the fast-paced industry everyone just works to get their job done, and interns don’t get a chance to ask questions. Now they can see if they really want to be a chef, acquire a skill and then have something to sell.”Watch Joel at explain his childhood and the origins of the Johannesburg Culinary and Pastry School :Are you playing your part in transforming South Africa? If so, submit your story or video and let us know what you are doing to improve the country for all.last_img read more

South African arts fest celebrates women

first_img6 July 2015This year’s National Arts Festival – which runs from 2 to 12 July – not only features a number of strong and visible women in most genres, but also numerous productions and exhibitions that interrogate and question fixed thinking in relation to gender more broadly.At the closing of the PEN World Voices Festival in New York earlier this year, Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie spoke out against the “codes of silence” that governed American life. “The fear of causing offence, the fear of ruffling the careful layers of comfort, becomes a fetish,” Adichie said.Practising what she preaches, the award-winning writer recently spoke out against the criminalisation of homosexuality in her home country. But, she told The Guardian: “I have often been told that I cannot speak on certain issues because I am young, and female, or, to use the disparaging Nigerian speak, because I am a ‘small girl’. I have also been told that I should not speak because I am a fiction writer. But I am as much a citizen as I am a writer.”Adichie’s critique could equally be levelled at South Africa’s slow-burning culture of consent in relation to everyday gender inequities and the often unspoken violence that plagues the lives of many South African women. This year, the National Arts Festival tackles this seam of gender inequality head on.This focus forms part of the overall thrust of this year’s festival to bring urgent social matters to light and present material that explores the limits of expressive liberty, provoking audiences and taking them beyond their comfort zones.“The arts need to challenge and provoke,” says the festival’s artistic director, Ismail Mahomed – and that includes provocation in relation to the most intimate questions of gender identity, sexuality and power relations.More female artists have been consciously featured in the programme this year in an effort to amplify female voices in the theatrical, performing and visual arts. Among the many female writers, directors, performers, curators and trailblazing artists across all genres appearing this year, the leading lights include:Tara Louise Notcutt’s Three Blind Mice in which she directs James Cairns, Albert Pretorius and Rob van Vuuren in an unforgiving journey into the dark heart of South African justice, which looks to the horrific and barely believable narratives (Pistorius, Dewani) that have dominated our media recently.Patricia Boyer brings Miss Margarida’s Way to Grahamstown. Audiences and critics in over 50 countries have cheered this allegory about totalitarianism, which uses as its central metaphor a classroom. Also, Florence: A Script Reading explores the life of Lady Florence Phillips and the circumstances that led to the creation of the Johannesburg Art Gallery.In Jolynn Minaar’s Unearthed the young South African filmmaker swallows her optimism on the potential shale gas could bring to her people after travelling to ground zero and uncovering the dirty secrets of the fracking industry.Between Darkness and Light is the first major mid-career retrospective of internationally acclaimed photographer Jodi Bieber. It includes a selection of her work from 1993 to the present. The show has been exhibited at Stadhaus Ulm and Museum Goch in Germany as well as the Wits Art Museum.Monique Pelser’s Conversations with My Father is a continuous dialogue (2011 – to date) between the artist and the objects, images, sound recordings and documents she inherited after her father died of a rare motor neuron disease which rendered him unable to speak for the last year-and-a-half of his life. Her father was “a good man, a good father”. As a member of the South African Police force, he was also a product of his environment.The Guardian recently called Thandiswa Mazwai “South Africa’s finest female contemporary singer”. One of South Africa’s most influential musicians, her music defies categorisation, but reflects elements of African traditional, jazz, Afro- soul and house.Also catch pianist Kai-ya Chang and gifted vocalists Nomfundo Xaluva, Lindiwe Maxolo, Auriol Hays and Siya Makuzeni (vocals/trombone) at the Standard Bank Jazz Festival.Lerato Bereng is this year’s Featured Young Curator. Having graduated with a Masters in Fine Art (with distinction) from Rhodes University, she will be returning to her stomping ground. Bereng, who is a curator at Stevenson gallery in Johannesburg, has curated Nine O’Clock, an exhibition featuring a selection of works by Simon Gush, including elements from his project, Red (2014), and Kemang wa Lehulere’s exhibition History Will Break Your Heart.For gripping theatre based on harrowing true stories about women rising up against the odds, see Woman Alone, Christo Davids’ adaptation of Dannelene Noach’s autobiographical novel, Arabian Nightmare. It tells the story of a woman working as a nursing co-ordinator in one of the large, modern hospitals in Riyadh who is abducted and incarcerated in a Saudi Arabian jail.A Muslim woman comes her rescue in a poignant tale about personal courage in the context of current-day religious conflicts.The National Arts Festival runs from 2 to 12 July 2015 in the small university town of Grahamstown in Eastern Cape.Source: National Arts Festivallast_img read more

Is Twitter’s First Conference Coming April 14th? Twitter’s #1 User Says So

first_imgIf you’re hoping to go to Twitter’s first-ever developers conference, Chirp, you might like to know when it’s scheduled for, right? Twitter hasn’t publicly announced the date, but we wanted to know so that we didn’t schedule our next public event on the same date. So I just asked on Quora, the new Q&A service just launched by Facebook’s first CTO, Adam D’Angelo.Within a few hours I got an answer, from Ashton Kutcher, the most-followed person in the world on Twitter. Ashton says the event is going to happen on April 14. So our event will not be on April 14. It’s possible that the Twitter event is not actually going to be held on April 14, but I strongly suspect that is in fact the plan. As Twitter’s number one guy, as the founder of a high-profile social media marketing company hanging out on a reputation-based site, as someone whose answer got a thumbs up from Quora engineer Kevin Der (who has a strong interest in the site being filled with accurate info) – it seems highly likely that Kutcher knows and is telling the truth.Quora is a very compelling site, disproportionately filled with Silicon Valley engineering and investing elites talking comfortably among themselves for now. That’s unlikely to last (especially if people start blogging about what gets talked about there!) but the site’s user experience and design are more than good enough to hold their own long after the cool kids aren’t alone there anymore.Quora is subject of another article, still forthcoming. (Here’s screenshots if you don’t have an invite.) For now, just make a note: Twitter’s first public event is probably going to be held on April 14. That’s what Ashton Kutcher says, anyway. Related Posts A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Tags:#twitter#web marshall kirkpatrick Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoslast_img read more

MS Dhoni is Ziva’s bugs bunny in adorable video

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is currently on a break from international cricket after he was not picked for the Twenty20 International series vs Australia down under.Dhoni is known to spend all the time with his family whenever he is on a break and he’s doing exactly that. On Friday, Dhoni shared an adorable video with Ziva.Dhoni titled the video ‘Ziva’s bugs bunny’ where Ziva can be seen feeding a huge carrot to the former Indian cricket team captain.The video has no audio but Ziva’s expressions is all the cuteness one needs.Recently, Ziva had a blast at the birthday bash of her mother Sakshi, where cricketers Hardik Pandya and Robin Uthappa also made their presence felt.Ziva Dhoni won hearts on the internet with her adorable dancing at the sangeet ceremony of former Union Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel’s daughter Poorna Patel.Ziva, who has already proved her credentials with her singing skills, rocked the dance floor.Papa Mahi Enjoying his Bundle of Joy ?? Dance Move #poornabanisoni #MSDhoni #Sakshi #Ziva Raina Team (@dhoniraina_team) July 20, 2018Earlier this year, Ziva even found a funny way of wishing her father MS Dhoni on his birthday by singing Happy Birthday for him and adding a cheeky comment by saying, “you’re getting older”.Ziva was a constant during the Indian Premier League 2018 at the sidelines as he had fun with other cricketers and their kids and ‘cheering Mumbai Indians’.advertisementEven after Dhoni led Chennai Super Kings to a third IPL trophy, Ziva Dhoni stole all the limelight with her antics.With the celebrations in full swing, Ziva was seen on the ground enjoying with Dhoni and his CSK teammates. Not just the elders, Ziva also ran around with her buddies Gracia Raina and Hinaya Singh.Later Dhoni took to Instagram to post a picture of himself, Ziva and his wife Sakshi thanking people for supporting CSK and congratulating Shane Watson for his 117 not out that brought CSK’s victory.In the end of the post though, Dhoni added “Ziva doesnt care about the trophy, wants to run on the lawn.” read more

Culture Ministry on Target with Several Legacy Projects

first_imgThe Ministry of Youth and Culture remains on target with the implementation of several of the Jamaica 50 Legacy Projects.This was disclosed by Portfolio Minister, Hon. Lisa Hanna, during her contribution to the 2013/14 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, June 18.Ms. Hanna said the projects will, among other things, promote a revolution in the mindset and cultural action that will result in visible and measurable change in how Jamaicans operate.The Minister said foremost among these projects is the transformation of the National Heroes Park into a Cultural and Economic Development Zone.“The Ministry of Transport and Works is leading this dynamic project through public-private partnership. We cannot promote our cultural prowess while devaluing the space that represents the highest level of our cultural acumen and sacrifice. And let the truth be told, the plan to develop National Heroes Circle has been in the making since 1962,” she said.Ms. Hanna said other projects which should be completed this financial year, include those in early childhood education; community animation, music and sports.The projects in early childhood education include: Middlesex Basic School in St. Elizabeth, Marlie Hill in St. Catherine, Ebenezer in St. Thomas, Rock River in Clarendon, Church of Christ in St. Mary, Bannister in St. Catherine, Little Einstein Learning Centre in Seaview Gardens, Kingston, and Straun in Manchester.Community animation projects include Rocky Point Community Centre in Clarendon.The legacy projects will be undertaken by the Legacy Committee, which is being chaired by Chief Executive Officer of the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education (CHASE) Fund, Billy Heaven.In the meantime, Ms. Hanna said a national reconstruction of respect and appreciation for culture is critical to the nation’s development.She lamented that in spite of Jamaica’s vibrant culture, it is respected more abroad than right here at home.“Overseas we are seen as a Cultural super state. At home, how do we as a people see ourselves? Our culture has been used by Volkswagen, Puma and a host of international institutions and companies to redefine and promote their products. In all this, the truth is Jamaica has not benefited exponentially,” she said.She added that many young people are still ignorant of the nation’s culture, heritage “and those icons that worked so assiduously to create and uphold Brand Jamaica.”Contact: Chris Pattersonlast_img read more

While BC waters recede in some places Katzie First Nation still on

first_imgLaurie HamelinAPTN NewsMilder temperatures have alleviated some of the flooding in British Columbia, the Katzie First Nation is still on alert.Many areas in British Columbia have been dealing with severe flooding and a number of evacuation notices have been lifted.But some who live by the Fraser River are keeping a close eye on the [email protected]@Laurie_Hamelinlast_img