€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

Kim and Kanye: Tales of an uber celeb marriage gone wrong

first_img TAGS  Local NewsUS News By Digital AIM Web Support – February 19, 2021 Facebook Previous articleEverbridge annuncia di essersi aggiudicata cinque contratti relativi alle soluzioni Public Warning con società di trasmissioni wireless, governi e Stati finalizzati alla protezione delle persone e delle aziende in Europa e in AsiaNext articleWilliams career-high 32 sparks WSU to romp over Cal 82-51 Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest Pinterest Kim and Kanye: Tales of an uber celeb marriage gone wrongcenter_img Facebook WhatsApp By LEANNE ITALIEAP Entertainment WriterNEW YORK (AP) — Holograms and Twitter rants, roving gospel gatherings and billion-dollar business ventures. If there’s one word that defines the lives of Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West, it’s BIG. As their nearly seven-year marriage comes to an end, here’s a look back on the uber celebrity coupling of the rapper, Yeezy king and failed presidential candidate with the sex tape survivor turned reality star who has a head for business and a passion for prison reform. THE LEAD-UP The two became pals after meeting in 2003, when Kim was an assistant to the pop star-actor Brandy and Kanye was around to record a song. Brandy, FYI, is the sister of Ray J, the guy who Kim had sex with in the leaked video that vaulted her from C-lister to one of the hugest celebrities of her generation. Kim and Kanye publicly came out as dating in 2012. The oldest of their four children, North, was born in June 2013, not long after Kim’s divorce from Kris Humphries (her second husband) was finalized. The over-the-top Tuscan wedding of Kim and Kanye, her third and his first, unfolded on May 24, 2014. But before the wedding — which included pre-parties in Paris — there was the surprise proposal. Kanye rented out the San Francisco Giants’ oceanfront stadium and presented Kim with a 15-carat Lorraine Schwartz sparkler (not the one later stolen during Kim’s infamous armed robbery in Paris). THE CEREMONY They sealed the deal at Belvedere Fort in Florence, Italy, the city where North was conceived. They paid $410,000 to rent the place built in 1590, a spokeswoman for the Florence mayor’s office told The Associated Press. Kim walked down the aisle on the arm of step-parent Caitlyn Jenner as Andrea Bocelli sang to their 200 guests, including John Legend, Jaden Smith and Steve McQueen, the director of Kanye’s 2016 video for his single “All Day.” There was a wall of flowers as a backdrop, a seven-tier cake and a 224-foot marble table hoisted in by crane and put on a platform so all could see the stunning Florence skyline. Kim wore a long-sleeve, lacy Givenchy gown designed by friend Riccardo Tisci for the ceremony. SOCIAL MEDIA & THE WESTS Social media doesn’t always go well for Kanye. He has ranted. A lot. He used it to announce his presidential bid last year, with another run announced on Election Day 2020 for 2024. For Kim, it’s the place where she sells stuff. A lot. Most recently, it’s been the Skims shapewear and leisure line she launched last year. That’s the brand she originally called Kimono. Kim changed the name after outrage over cultural appropriation of the traditional Japanese robe. She has used social media in defense of Kanye when he goes off the rails. And she reaches out with family photos, happy birthdays to friends and in support of her work to free prison inmates, including Alice Marie Johnson. It was Johnson’s case that took Kim to the White House in 2018 for a meeting arranged by Jared Kushner to persuade then-President Donald Trump to commute Johnson’s drug conspiracy sentence. He did. After donning a red MAGA hat, Kanye also made an appearance at the White House soon after Kim that year, meeting with Trump and dropping an F-bomb during a hyper monologue that, for a change, left Trump fairly speechless. Also in 2018: Kanye stopped by TMZ headquarters to declare 400 years of slavery was a choice. It wasn’t until last year that Kim addressed her husband’s erratic behavior and struggles with mental illness. “I understand Kanye is subject to criticism because he is a public figure and his actions at times can cause strong opinions and emotions,” she said on Instagram. “He is a brilliant but complicated person who on top of the pressures of being an artist and a black man, who experienced the painful loss of his mother, and has to deal with the pressure and isolation that is heightened by his bipolar disorder. Those who are close with Kanye know his heart and understand his words sometimes do not align with his intentions.” YE AND GOD Kanye’s been talking about faith since his debut album, “The College Dropout,” in 2004. On the album’s breakout single, “Jesus Walks,” he raps: “They say you can rap about anything except for Jesus/That means guns, sex, lies, videotape/But if I talk about God my record won’t get played huh.” Fast forward to 2019 and the birth of his born-again status and Sunday Service, gospel gatherings he has held at home in Los Angeles and around the world. They’ve been well attended by celebrities from DMX to Kenny G. Kim and her family have been right there in the mix. Kanye’s spiritual reset culminated in his ninth studio album, “Jesus is King.” His faith has led him in other directions, too, like his tearful disclosure that he considered aborting North rather than going through with her birth. It was Kim, he said, who fought for their child. THE GIFTING He has showered his wife with jewels, a hand-painted Birkin bag, stock in blue chip companies and a stake in his own Yeezy brand. But one gift stands out: a hologram of her late father, Robert Kardashian, during her 40th birthday bash on an undisclosed island in the middle of the pandemic last October. As Kim, family members and close friends partied beachside, hologram dad in a tan suit against a sparkly background of black and midnight blue spoke of being proud of the woman and mother she has become, particularly her studies to become a lawyer like himself, along with her support of his native Armenia. There was also a plug for Kanye from the great beyond: “You married the most, most, most, most, most genius man in the whole world, Kanye West.” THE STAKES Yes, they were a power couple, but Kanye was successful in music before Kim came along and the two have made truckloads of money separately. Together, Forbes estimates, their combined net worth is in the $2.1 billion range. Some crunch the numbers in his favor. Forbes said their biggest assets are independently owned and operated businesses. Kanye has made it big in shoes, and Kim rolls out beauty and attire on a regular basis. She also earned millions through the reality show that launched the family, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” It’s a show he reportedly wanted little to do with. Kim’s sale of a 20% stake in KKW Beauty to giant Coty for $200 million was completed this year. There’s also real estate and the mansion the two lavishly labored to trick out in Calabasas, California, along with their two Wyoming ranches.Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.FILE – Kanye West, left, and Kim Kardashian attend the WSJ. Magazine Innovator Awards on Nov. 6, 2019, in New York. Kim Kardashian West filed for divorce Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, from Kanye West after 6 1/2 years of marriage. Sources familiar with the filing but not authorized to speak publicly confirmed that Kardashian filed for divorce in Los Angeles Superior Court. The filing was not immediately available.Evan Agostini Twitter WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

911 calls from Las Vegas shooting reveals chaos, panic that ensued as gunman opened fire

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(LAS VEGAS) — Las Vegas authorities have released dozens of 911 calls from the Oct. 1 shooting, shedding light on the panic and chaos that ensued at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival as bullets rained down from an unknown gunman 32 stories in the sky above.In one call between a 911 dispatcher and the fire department, the dispatcher says that there are “possibly 20 subjects down” and that numerous calls were coming in reporting an active shooter.The dispatcher then says that 33 calls are on hold, and they are getting calls of a man who had been shot with a pellet gun at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.In a later call, Mandalay Bay’s security dispatch says there’s an active shooter in Room 32135, adding that the shooter is inside the room and managers are on the rooms below and above it.“Pretty much, they can just hear what sounds like semi-automatic rapid fire, and we have an officer that has been hit,” the dispatcher says.In one call from the scene below, gunshots could be heard in the background as a woman beckons for help to be sent to the Las Vegas strip right across the street from Mandalay Bay. When the dispatcher asks how many people, the caller responds, “thousands.” The woman said that she and others were “on top of the House of Blues” and “trying to stay down.”Another call detailed that people had been shot and “everyone’s running to get out of here” as terrified concert-goers yell in the background.One caller detailed that 100 shots had been fired, likening the sounds to a machine gun. Another concert-goer said that about 100 people were continuing to hide in a “beverage container,” although shots hadn’t been heard in about two minutes.Some callers detailed the conditions of the wounded near them. One woman had been shot in the head, and another detailed another victim that was “bleeding out.” One caller told dispatchers that he had been shot in the leg and was hiding in a business that he busted open a window to get into.One caller, who said he gave his shirt up to use as a tourniquet, said there were 20 people around him, describing the scene as “pretty bad.”Authorities also released video taken from a rooftop that shows people tending to victims below.Fifty-eight people were killed and hundreds more injured when gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire from his suite on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Boxer ARG deploys to Pacific, Middle East

first_img Photo: USS Boxer (LHD 4) departs Naval Base San Diego for a regularly-scheduled deployment. Photo: US Navy View post tag: US Navy View post tag: USS Boxer View post tag: Boxer ARGcenter_img US Navy amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) deployed to the Pacific and the Middle East together with ships from the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG).San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS John P Murtha (LPD 26) and Harpers Ferry-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) and USS Boxer departed Naval Base San Diego on May 1 with embarked Marines from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU).While deployed, the Boxer ARG/11th MEU team will conduct maritime security operations, crisis response operations, theater security cooperation and forward naval presence operations.“It has been incredible to see the interoperability of the Boxer ARG/11th MEU as they have come together to form a cohesive team, operating from all ships within the ARG,” said Capt. Brad Arthur, commander of Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 5.Boxer ARG is comprised of amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS John P Murtha (LPD 26), and Harpers Ferry-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49). Embarked commands include “Blackjacks” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21, Assault Craft Unit 5, Naval Beach Group 1, Beachmaster Unit 1, Fleet Surgical Team 5, and Tactical Air Control Squadron 11.The Boxer ARG deployed without the F-35B short takeoff and landing jets as the 11th MEU is not equipped with the 5th generation aircraft. Share this articlelast_img read more

Rawcorp to build nine-level apartment project on golf course

first_imgDeveloper Rawcorp will build a nine-level apartment building at Robina golf course, The Glades.SEVENTY-SIX new apartments are set to be built at Robina golf course, The Glades.Developer Rawcorp will build a nine-level building on a 2865sq m site on Glades Drive featuring a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments.There will also be 130 car parks, a roof terrace and communal open space.The development, yet to be named, will be one of the city’s only new residential medium-rise apartment projects to be built on a golf course. Designed by AGA Architects, the apartments will offer both residential use and long-term accommodation, with large internal floor areas and balconies overlooking the water and fairways.Rawcorp special projects manager Dan Rogers said the apartments would offer a rare lifestyle opportunity priced in the mid $300,000s through to the mid $500,000s.“The location is unbeatable,” he said.“You’re a nine iron from the golf course in one of the most picturesque residential communities on the Gold Coast. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North11 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“The Glades is a private, quiet enclave complete with an enviable range of resort facilities including the 18 hole, Greg Norman designed championship golf course, a state of the art club house and popular dining venue Viva Cafe and Bar.”Mr Rogers expected strong interest from first-home buyers taking advantage of the Queensland First Home Owners’ Grant, as well as empty-nesters and retirees transitioning from the family home.” It is the second residential development to be announced by Rawcorp at The Glades following the November launch of boutique townhouse development Eagle Terraces, which is being built opposite the apartment project. Eagle Terraces, also designed by AGA architects, is a collection of nine terrace homes.Marketing Projects managing director Kyia Maidens, who is marketing Eagle Terraces, said demand for Robina property was underpinned by the suburb’s established major infrastructure. “Robina is currently experiencing high rental demand and a vacancy rate of less than one per cent, and with significant population growth projected over the coming years, this trend is likely to continue,” she said. “Rawcorp’s latest apartment project at The Glades has been designed with this in mind and it is being released at the right time to capitalise on the city’s future growth.” The Glades is within walking distance to Robina Town Centre and the Robina railway station.last_img read more

French Singer Jain to Perform at Women’s World Cup Opening Ceremony

first_imgWith barely one month until the biggest single-sport women’s event in the world kicks off, FIFA and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) announced yesterday Jain as the Official Performer of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Opening Ceremony.On Friday 7 June, before France face Korea Republic in the highly anticipated Opening Match of FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019™, Jain will perform a set of her hit songs to the international audience of fans at Paris’ Parc des Princes and around the world.Having spent her childhood living on different continents, Jain’s international upbringing forged her view of the world and influenced her artistic universe. Born to Madagascan and French parents,Jain embodies the global element of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. The world got to know the 26-year old singer–songwriter when she released her now diamond debut album “Zanaka” in 2015. Currently on a global tour, Jain has recently dropped a single called “Gloria”, her first new music since her 2018 album “Souldier”.Known for her upbeat yet socially conscious inspired pop music, Jain will perform “Gloria” and several other songs for millions of international football fans during the FIFA Women’s World Cup Opening Ceremony.“I am hugely excited to sing in the Opening Ceremony of such an amazing sport event”, Jain says. “To perform on the pitch where the world’s best football players will compete to become FIFA World Champions is a real honour. With my performance I want to celebrate their skills and inspire every player to give their best and to shine on the world stage.”“Music and football are two huge passion points for our fans across the globe. As such, we are aiming to offer first class entertainment this summer at the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019”, comments Philippe Le Floc’h, FIFA’s Chief Commercial Officer. “Jain’s exciting performance and empowering music will provide a scintillating kick off to the tournament.”The FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 will be played from 7 June to 7 July in Grenoble, Le Havre, Lyon, Montpellier, Nice, Paris, Reims, Rennes and Valenciennes.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_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