€51,000 allocated to tackle litter, dog fouling and graffiti in Limerick…

first_imgPrint Senator Maria Byrne Fine Gael Limerick Senator, Maria Byrne, said has welcomed the announcement from the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten TD that €51,000 has been allocated to Limerick for a targeted crackdown on litter, dog fouling and graffiti across the county.“Litter, dog fouling and graffiti are issues that plagues both our rural countryside and our urban areas. It’s a source of embarrassment to the people across Limerick who work all year round to keep their communities tidy.“Combatting litter requires continuous work and although our towns are generally performing well, we need to remain vigilant for littering blackspots and illegal dumping.Minister Naughten stated: “Littering is environmental sabotage but money alone cannot solve our litter problems. It takes a behavioural change across the board and I am confident the awareness campaigns that will be funded through this scheme at community level throughout the country will have a real impact.  It’s hugely important for me to support and assist community effort with significant funding and recognition.  I want to pay tribute to the passion, energy and dedication of local community and voluntary groups, schoolchildren and teachers who are taking their civic responsibilities seriously every single day through the many anti-litter initiatives that they drive across the country for the preservation of our environment”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the National Spring Clean (NSC) which is organised and run by An Taisce and co-financed by my Department. NSC is currently running for the month of April across the country,” concluded Minister Naughten.More about politics here. Homelessness is a real worry in Abbeyfeale Advertisement WhatsApp Email Living City review to focus on poor response in Georgian Limerick TAGSClimate Action and EnvironmentDenis NaughtenFine GaellitterMaria ByrneMinister for Communications Limerick city centre moves on up in litter league Previous articleDrew Media in association with Colm O’Brien present Limerick’s top 40 under 40Next articleLimerick’s Live 95FM is Limerick’s most listened to radio station Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie center_img NewsPolitics€51,000 allocated to tackle litter, dog fouling and graffiti in Limerick says Limerick SenatorBy Staff Reporter – April 26, 2018 903 Facebook Sarah’s winning recipe to keep cabin fever at bay Deputy Tom is fired up for the challenge Linkedin Advance sale of graves could lead to cemetery ‘apartheid’ Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Limerick FC Aiming to Recruit Players for Academy

first_imgWhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Linkedin Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Facebook Previous articleLimerick Post Show | February 7, 2020Next articleSanctuary Runners are back training for the Great Limerick Run Adrian Finnin In another strange set of events, Limerick Football Club added a post to their social media pages tonight and are recruiting new players for the 2020 Airtricity League underage season.On the club’s official Twitter page, which has been dormant for months, Limerick FC stated:Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Hi all, Limerick Fc Academy now recruiting in all age groups for the upcoming 2020 Season. Please follow the link below”Attached to the link was a form for potential new academy players and their parents to fill out if they wish to join the club.With the Airtricity League launch occuring yesterday, many expected confirmation of whether Limerick FC had been awarded a licence to play in the Airtricity League First Division. However, as of Thursday evening, no confirmation was forthcoming on the matter.The above recruitment drive suggests that Limerick FC certainly have a future in the league although with recent developments, the football fraternity in Limerick are utterly confused and dissilusioned.In another twist, rumours are gatherimg pace in Limerick that the newly formed Treaty United group were once again threatened with legal action and their future looks uncertain.It has been a roller coaster month as just three weeks ago, a press conference was held at the Castletroy Park Hotel with a new dawn for Limerick football promised.However, just three days later, Limerick FC owner Pat O’Sullivan was victorious in his legal battle with the Football Association of Ireland in the High Court which allowed Limerick FC to apply for a licence.O’Sullivan issued a rallying cry urging Limerick United to unite with Limerick FC. No interaction appeared to be forthcoming. Just last week, Conn Murray and the former ‘Limerick United’ group were forced to change their name to Treaty United following the threat of legal actiom from Limerick FC.The post Limerick FC Aiming to Recruit Players for Academy appeared first on Sporting Limerick. Advertisement NewsLimerick FC Aiming to Recruit Players for AcademyBy Adrian Finnin – February 7, 2020 405 Twitter Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash TAGSfootballKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick FCLimerick Post last_img read more

EHV-1 Reported in Ocala; World Equestrian Center Halts Ship-Ins

first_imgMarch 8 UPDATE: Three possible cases of EHV-1 have been connected to Barn D at WEC. On Saturday, March 6, a horse in Barn D with a high fever was removed from the show grounds and transported to the University of Florida for testing. Previously, two other horses originating from Chestnut Hill Farm in Ocala that had been stabled in Barn D developed high fevers after leaving the WEC property and have since tested positive for EHV-1.***World Equestrian Center – Ocala management has been made aware that a horse in the Ocala area has tested positive for Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1). The infected horse is an 8-year-old Warmblood mare at a boarding facility in Marion County. There have been no positive cases at World Equestrian Center – Ocala but out of an abundance of caution, management has issued increased biosecurity measures and the following to keep showing horses safe:Effective immediately, World Equestrian Center – Ocala will no longer permit ship-in horses to the propertyNo new entries travelling from other events in Florida will be accepted including the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) , HITS, Venice or the Ridge.All World Equestrian Center – Ocala stabling areas will be strictly limited to essential personnel – riders, trainers, grooms, vets and farriers. No non-essential people will be admitted to the stabling areas.WEC management recommends that all exhibitors follow a heightened hygiene protocol adding extra precautions to prevent any issues from arising at the horse show:Take temperatures of all horses twice daily and maintain a log.Isolate any horse exhibiting symptoms or illness and report any cases to the show veterinarian and horse show management. Horses with symptoms will be moved to an on-site isolation area.We recommend no sharing of equipment between horses including feed and water buckets.Handlers should wash hands in between handling horses and maintain proper biosecurity protocols in the barn.Maintain distancing between horses at the ring and in the barn. No nose-to-nose contact between horses.WEC – Ocala will continue to observe proper biosecurity protocols and disinfect the barns and property on a regular basis. All stalls are fully disinfected weekly as they are turned over between barns. At this time, events will continue as scheduled.The FEI announced March 1 that competition has been cancelled until March 28 in 10 European countries including France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Italy, Austria, Poland, the Netherlands, Germany and Slovakia due to the outbreak of the equine herpes virus.So far no cases of EHV-1 have been reported at other area showgrounds including Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF), HITS Ocala or the Turf Tour.~ with files from WEC-Ocala Tags: EHV-1, World Equestrian Center Ocala, WEC – Ocala, More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Horse Sport Enews We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. SIGN UP Email*last_img read more

New Credit Card Threat at the Gas Pumps

first_imgAhead of the busy holiday travel period, Visa is warning of a new kind of attack on your personal credit card information at the gas pump and it’s undetectable.This is unlike ‘skimming’ in which a customer can often detect an illegal card reader on the pumps; this new method is not obvious to a customer.The company warned that an elite hacking group known as FIN8 is gaining access to the gas stations point of sales network through phishing scams; in one incident they sent a malicious link to an employee.Once inside the network, the hackers then remotely obtain credit card information from the pumps.This is unlike ‘skimming’ in which a customer can often detect an illegal card reader on the pumps; this new method is not obvious to a customer.The safest way to protect yourself is to pay inside with cash.Next, if your card has a chip in it, use that method to pay instead of swiping the magnetic stripe as data sent by the chip is generally encrypted so the hacker’s software can’t steal your info.last_img read more

Companies target college students in sales

first_imgSometimes, USC’s campus can look like a billboard for large companies. Most recently, Nissan LEAF shirts were prevalent across campus after Nissan launched a promotional campaign on Trousdale Parkway.But the company says it and others like it are targeting students for their expansive social networks — which ultimately help companies pad their bottom lines.Big business · Nissan representatives tell a student about the new LEAF. Nissan teamed with a Marshall group to come to campus. – Dieuwertje Kast | Daily Trojan“They are reaching a sweet spot of their target audience, which is 18- to 22-year-olds,” said Ira Kalb, professor of marketing. “That group also talks a lot on social networking. You get this accelerator effect where [students] all start this word- of mouth pyramid through Facebook and other social networking avenues.”But appearing on USC’s campus is not an easy task. To do so, the company must have the sponsorship of a student organization, a university department or USG’s Program Board, according to Heather Larabee, director of campus affairs.The marketing endeavor must also be tied to a special event, such as Conquest. Final approval rests with Campus Activities and the Scheduling Office.Nissan, which was recently on campus to promote the Nissan LEAF — its unreleased zero-emissions car — collaborated with the USC student group Marshall Net Impact, which focuses on ethically responsible business practices. The stop at USC was part of Nissan’s tour focusing on environmental impact. A quarter of the tour’s stops were at university campuses, part of its efforts to pursue a more socially active audience, according to Tim Gallagher, manager of west coast communications.“We know universities are really a bed of social media,” Gallagher said. “When we talk to students it’s kind of like we’re talking to 10 times as many people because they have the ability to socially outreach through electronic means via Twitter or Facebook.Gallagher said the promotional events are not about actually selling the product, but about getting the message out.“We just wanted people to know about the topic, people to know about the products that were coming and to start the dialogue, she said. “Of course we’re going to benefit from showing the car and having the Nissan logo there, but it really sincerely was more about the dialogue.”But companies are not the only ones benefiting from marketing on campus, Kalb said. Advertisers can also help give students interested in marketing an up-close look at how companies promote and market.“The way USC is set up is that students who do well and are successful, after they graduate they give money back to the school,” Kalb said. “Anything that helps students or vendors helps the school. It all works together.”Larabee said letting companies advertise on campus is relatively common at universities. Still, students had mixed reactions. Some said they liked having access to these large companies, but others said the aggressive marketing can be annoying.Austen Courter, a sophomore majoring in vocal performance, said she thinks big brand efforts such as Roxy Clothing, a retail brand that has advertised on campus, are great for students who don’t have cars, because the companies make the products accessible. But she said there are times when it can be too much.“It’s kind of annoying, because I hate having people harass me,” Courter said. “But I guess it’s good for marketing students to learn marketing techniques.”Daren Flam, a sophomore majoring in communication, prefers the public relations-oriented company promotions, such as the recent AT&T tent, as opposed to the sellers along Trousdale.“That’s the way it should be, as long as they aren’t hawking anything,” Flam said. “I’m here to learn, not be heckled by vendors. They should wait for me to approach them.”last_img read more