€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

SB : Syracuse holds opportunity to pick up marquee victories at Citrus Classic

first_img Published on February 29, 2012 at 12:00 pm For Leigh Ross and Syracuse, this weekend could define their season.Rather than practicing Wednesday, the SU head coach held a meeting in the academic part of Manley Field House to talk about the team’s goals for this upcoming weekend. But before the meeting even started, Ross knew exactly what she wanted from her team.‘I want them to look at themselves as a Top 25 team,’ Ross said. ‘To know that every single time they step on the field, they should expect to win the game. Period.’Ross wants to see her players lose all fear and overcome any personal obstacles to contribute to the team. And she wants to see that mentality displayed on the field. Although it’s a goal she wants to see extend throughout the entire season, she knows this weekend has to be the start. The Orange (5-5) has another tough stretch of games in the Citrus Classic in Orlando, Fla., taking on No. 24 North Carolina and No. 17 Auburn on Friday in a doubleheader, and then Virginia and No. 15 Michigan. SU ends the five-game weekend Sunday when it takes on No. 11 Baylor.‘I think we as a team have to define who we are,’ Ross said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textStephanie Watts said last weekend the team didn’t take all of its opponents as serious as the Orange needed to. SU lost to unranked Pacific and then to powerhouses No. 14 Arizona and No. 16 UCLA to finish the weekend 2-3.Watts said it is important to consider every opponent as a legitimate threat, regardless of reputation, especially at the start of the season.‘It needs to be first game, each game, every inning, every out,’ Watts said. ‘Make sure we’re focused for every single one of them. Anyone can win on any given day in the beginning of the season because it’s kind of a free-for-all.’A situation Syracuse struggled with in its losses was the lack of clutch hitting with runners on base. Against Pacific, SU left 10 runners on base and against Arizona, the Orange stranded 11 runners on base.A few days later, Watts rolled her eyes, still annoyed by the failure to get those runners home. She said it was probably the one thing that prevented Syracuse from having a bigger weekend.With the talented lineup Syracuse has, Watts said the team has to start hitting to its capability to challenge tougher competition and take care of weaker opponents.‘We obviously have to score our runs if we plan on winning games against big teams,’ Watts said. ‘We didn’t do it, and we didn’t win, so it’s obviously a direct effect.’Morgan Nandin was one of the players to leave the bases full, but she said the only thing to do is get over the deflating out.‘It’s always frustrating when you can’t knock someone in,’ Nandin said. ‘But you just can’t dwell on it. Forget about that at bat and move on to the next at bat and hit them in the next one.’Ross said she isn’t worried about the team’s inability to push runners across yet. With the lineup continuously changing early this season, Ross said she’s still looking to place players in the right spots.‘I think that’s tough,’ Ross said. ‘You don’t know who’s going to be a clutch kid until you get into that situation, so I think we’re still trying to find those kids who are going to step up when the opportunity arises.’And with 13 or 14 players capable of cracking that starting nine, it makes Ross’ job that much tougher.Syracuse wants to prove to the nation that it’s a Top 25 team, but without improved clutch hitting, that might not be so easy to accomplish.Watts said it doesn’t matter how Syracuse does it. It needs to plate those runners in scoring position, and it needs to start this weekend.‘Make sure we’re scoring that run,’ Watts said. ‘That’s definitely one of our goals.’[email protected] Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

USC looks to ground high-flying Cardinal

first_imgBack in the early 2000s, a matchup on the gridiron between USC and Stanford usually resulted in an easy victory for the former. The Trojans boasted a 5-1 record with four victories by more than 20 points against their rivals from Palo Alto between 2001-2006. But in 2007, the Cardinal marched into the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum as 41-point underdogs and knocked off USC 24-23 — and nothing has been the same in the rivalry since.Buck up · Redshirt sophomore Javorious “Buck” Allen, once USC’s fourth-string tailback, has scored six touchdowns in the past two games and figures to receive plenty of carries Saturday against Stanford. – Tony Zhou | Daily TrojanStanford has won five of those six games against USC, including the last four contests between the two schools. Two of those victories came when the Trojans were ranked in the top 10.Now, with the Cardinal ranked No. 5 in the nation and fresh off an upset win against then-No. 2 Oregon, unranked USC is eager to return the favor.“I know the team’s excited for the challenge,” said senior linebacker Devon Kennard. “I’m really, really excited for this opportunity to play them for my fifth year. They’ve beaten me the last four years.”To reverse that trend, USC will have to find a way to put points on the board against a vicious defense that held Oregon to 62 rushing yards and is allowing just 99.2 yards per game on the ground, the best mark in the Pac-12. Stanford boasts a disruptive pass rush, too — the Cardinal rank seventh in the nation with 30 sacks, and senior linebacker Trent Murphy ranks third in the nation with 10 of his own.“It’s gonna be a tough game,” senior right tackle Kevin Graf said. “That just shows how good of a team they are, and how great their defense is.”Fortunately for the Trojans, they seem to be hitting their stride on offense at just the right time, having racked up 93 total points in their last two victories against Oregon State and California. And even though their running back corps has been depleted with injuries to senior Silas Redd and redshirt sophomore Tre Madden, who are both questionable for Saturday’s showdown, USC seems to have unearthed another speedster from its seemingly endless stable of tailbacks in redshirt sophomore Javorius Allen.Allen has scored six touchdowns in the past two games, and gained 192 all-purpose yards against Cal on just seven touches. Allen’s breakout has been a pleasant surprise after he was buried on the depth chart under former coach Lane Kiffin.“[Running backs coach] Tommie [Robinson] saw it in him, and Tommie was always fighting for him,” interim head coach Ed Orgeron said. “His opportunity came and he took advantage of it.”Allen and the rest of USC’s offense will be facing their toughest opponent yet in the Cardinal, who rank 20th nationally in total defense (348.8 yards allowed per game).But the Trojans’ defense should prevent a stiff challenge for the Cardinal offense, too — USC actually has a better mark in total defense (17th in the nation, 339.5 yards allowed per game) and is expected to have sophomore defensive tackle Leonard Williams back from a shoulder injury.If Stanford does succeed in halting USC’s rushing attack, the Trojans will have to rely on the arm of redshirt sophomore quarterback Cody Kessler (197.7 passing yards per game) and a passing attack featuring junior receiver Marqise Lee. The reigning Biletnikoff Award winner has just 521 receiving yards this season and has battled several injuries, but declared he was back to full strength at practice earlier this week.Even with USC facing Stanford at a seemingly ideal time in its schedule, it’s not hard to imagine the Cardinal having their way with a Trojan offense that has struggled to move the ball against the defenses of Notre Dame and Utah.But the Trojans themselves are confident they have what it takes to halt Stanford’s longest winning streak in the long-standing rivalry between the two schools.“We still have flaws here and there. But as a team, I think the mindset is there,” Lee said. “[Stanford] is gonna be ready. We just gotta be ready, too.” Follow Will on Twitter @WillLawslast_img read more