Advertisement NewsLocal NewsLimerick residents raise concerns over gas metersBy Alan Jacques – September 18, 2014 862 Local TD Willie O’Dea with one of the gas meter boxes in AbbeylockRESIDENTS in a Corbally housing estate are calling on Bord Gáis to remove gas meter boxes that have been on their front lawns for over 20 years.Householders in Abbeylock say that the boxes are causing an obstruction and could cause accidents. They now want the gas suppliers to remove the meters and put them on the walls of their houses because of concerns for children playing on and around the meters.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up They’ve been told by Bord Gáis that it will cost €1,000 per house to have the boxes moved.Limerick Fianna Fail TD, Willie O’Dea has made representations to Bord Gáis on the residents’ behalf but to little avail and says he will raise the matter with the Minister for Energy and Communications if a more positive response is not forthcoming.“This is a disgraceful situation where childrens’ lives are being put at risk by Bord Gáis who should never have placed the meters in the front gardens in the first place. Now, to add insult to injury, they are asking residents to cough up €1,000 to resolve a safety issue caused by Bord Gáis,” he added.Bord Gáis Networks say they are satisfied that the gas meters are not a safety risk.“The meters were installed in 1993 and their location fully complied with the relevant safety standards prevailing at that time, one part of which specifically precluded their installation on house walls. As a result, the meters are not deemed to be a safety risk and therefore the costs associated with a meter relocation in Abbeylock must be borne by the customer requesting it,” said a Bord Gáis spokesman.He also said that no customer had been asked to pay €1,000 to have the gas meter boxes moved.“We are regulated by the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) and the charges for services we provide are approved and published on the CER website www.cer.ie. We received an inquiry from one customer in Abbeylock to move the gas meter. We provided quotations of €483.54 and €767.36 to the customer – depending on whether the trench required is excavated by the customer or ourselves. By law, customers must engage a registered gas installer to reconnect the gas meter to their internal pipework following a meter relocation,” he said. Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Twitter TAGSAbbeylockBord Gáis NetworksCommission for Energy Regulation (CER)Fianna FáillimerickWillie O’Dea TD Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Previous articleBuildings targeted by graffiti vandalsNext articleJust the ticket for ‘cheeky’ Limerick councillor Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook WhatsApp read more
TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! WhatsApp Facebook TAGSbusinessLimerick City and CountyNews Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Planting a Ginkgo tree outside the Lero offices at UL to mark the funding agreement with Huawei were Huawei Ireland Research Centre President Yargin Xiao; Lero Director, Professor Brian Fitzgerald and Frank Du, President of Huawei Sweden Research CentrePhoto: Alan PlaceCHINESE telecoms company Huawei has committed to a €6 million research funding package for Lero, the Science Foundation Ireland software research centre based at the University of Limerick.The investment will fund a research programme aimed at improving the reliability of software applications as part of a joint agreement with Huawei’s Research Centres in Ireland and Sweden.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Lero researchers from UL, Trinity College Dublin, NUI Galway and Dublin City University will take part in the four-year research programme which gets under way shortly.Last August, Huawei announced it would invest €70 million in Irish research and development over the coming three years.Huawei Ireland chief executive Jijay Shensaid said that they consistently worked with our their key stakeholders to build positive relationships.“Lero is a world-leading software research centre with expertise second to none in several advanced software engineering topics. We are delighted to begin working with them on this research programme,” he added.Lero Director, Professor Brian Fitzgerald, said: “Lero is working on implementing advanced software engineering techniques across a range of topics. This research programme brings together top software researchers from around Ireland to work with Huawei on a series of projects aimed at making software more efficient and reliable.”“There has been a dramatic increase in both the volume and complexity of the software that needs to be produced globally. This project will help industry generate the best possible software over the four years of the strategic research partnership. As a company who have a strong record of research-led innovation, we look forward to working with Huawei on this programme,” he added.It is expected that the four-year alliance will result in a number of leading-edge research projects on advanced software engineering topics, leading to dedicated knowledge transfer workshops and publications in major journals.To mark the launch of the programme Professor Fitzgerald and Yargin Xiao, President of Huawei Ireland Research Centre along with Frank Du, President of Huawei Sweden Research Centre, planted a Ginkgo tree outside the Lero offices in UL. The tree’s leaf is the emblem of the research programme. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLimerick Post Show | Norma Sheahan’s new showNext articleTributes paid to Limerick model and social worker Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Print Limerick on Covid watch list Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Advertisement Linkedin Twitter Email Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up BusinessNewsHuawei commits to €6 million research funding for LeroBy Bernie English – January 3, 2020 574 read more
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Georgia is the only state in the country reporting high levels of flu-like activity, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And on Dec. 1, the state reported its first flu casualty. Flu is spreading across the state quickly. The Georgia Department of Community Health recommends that people who feel ill should stay home from work and parents should keep sick kids home from school. “We are recommending frequent hand washing, covering your cough with a tissue or coughing into the bend of your arm and that all residents get immunized,” said Ravae Graham, public health communication manager for the Georgia Department of Community Health.Hand washingProper hand washing is key to preventing the spread of flu at school and at home, said Judy Harrison, a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension specialist with the College of Family and Consumer Sciences.Cooperative Extension and the National Sanitation Foundation teach a six-step hand washing process:Step 1: Wet hands with warm, running water.Step 2: Apply soap. Soap from a pump dispenser is ideal.Step 3: Rub hands together for at least 20 seconds, or as long as it takes to sing Happy Birthday twice. Friction helps to loosen germs from skin so they can be washed away.Step 4: Clean between fingers and around fingernails. These are areas where germs like to hide.Step 5: Rinse hands to send germs down the drain.Step 6: Dry hands. Paper towels or hot air dryers are ideal.Hands should be washed often to prevent the spread of germs. It is especially important to teach children to wash their hands after they cough, sneeze or blow their noses; after they go to the bathroom; before they touch food; after they come in from playing or being outside; after petting animals; and as soon as they get home from school.Hand sanitizers significantly reduce germs, but they should not be viewed as a substitute for thorough hand washing.Hand washing is important, but to avoid the flu Harrison recommends getting proper immunizations, too. This year, the CDC encourages everyone 6 months old and older get vaccinated against the flu. “Talk to your health provider about which form of the vaccine is best for you,” Graham said. “Not everyone can receive the vaccine. They are made from eggs, so if you are allergic to eggs you may not be able to receive the vaccine. And, not everyone is a candidate for flu mist either.” Three strainsThis year’s flu vaccine protects against H1N1 and two strains of the seasonal flu. The vaccine is available at doctors’ offices, local health departments and many pharmacies and grocery store pharmacies. Other ways to slow the spread of flu are to avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth so you don’t spread germs. When you cover your mouth and nose with a tissue to cough or sneeze, toss the tissue in the trash and wash your hands. Stay home if you are sick. Avoid contact with people for at least 24 hours after your fever has broken without the help of fever-reducing medicine, Harrison said.Flu symptoms can include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue.Symptoms in children that need immediate care are:Trouble breathing.Bluish or gray skin color.Not drinking enough fluids.Persistent vomiting.Not waking up or interacting with others.Irritability and not wanting to be held.Flu-like symptoms that improve and then reappear with fever and worse cough.Adults should seek immediate medical help if they have difficulty breathing, pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen, sudden dizziness, confusion, severe or persistent vomiting or flu symptoms that improve and then worsen.Flu symptoms can last a week or longer. “Anti-viral drugs are available for treatment of flu symptoms, but people still need to take precautions to prevent the illness,” Harrison said. For more information about the flu, visit the CDC website www.cdc.gov/flu. Posters, stickers, games and hand washing theme songs are available at www.scrubclub.org. read more
Advertisement Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors watches a shot against the Philadelphia 76ers at Oracle Arena on November 11, 2017 in Oakland, California. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)AdvertisementDraymond Green has always been a polarising figure in the NBA, and much of that is due to his ‘expressive’ style of play. Aside from basketball attributes, his personality on and off the court draws quite a bit of attention.Green recently gave an interview for ESPN the Magazine, and it contained interesting snippets about trash talking some legends of the game.He gave some interesting insight about talking trash to Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant, two icons of the game. Draymond is quite famous for his vocal presence on the court, but these two did not take any of it.“The guy I’d never waste my breath on? Tim Duncan,” Draymond said. “As a rookie, I tried talking junk to Tim, and he was like a tree staring back at me. No expression. I said, “All right. It’s over.” Never talked junk to him again. After that, anytime he fell, I’d be the first person to help him up like I was his teammate.”Green also tried to use his skillset on Kobe but to no avail. “I also tried talking junk to Kobe, maybe my second year,” he said. “On a potential game-winner, Mark Jackson put me in to guard him, and I got the stop. I said, “Yeah, I’m locking that s— up!” He looked at me like I was crazy and said, “That miss ain’t got nothing to do with you. Sit down.” I said, “Oh, s—! All right, I’m out.”But Green also said that he thinks he is the best trash-talker in the game right now. We’ll surely see him involved in some fireworks soon, right? read more