Rodents on the run from derelict sites

first_imgNewsLocal NewsRodents on the run from derelict sitesBy admin – March 1, 2011 939 Advertisement THE sight of rodents scurrying past long-standing derelict sites is terrifying people, according to election candidate Cllr Joe Leddin, responding to a complaint from a young Limerick woman who had such an experience on the Ballinacurra road. It is claimed that rats and rodents are terrifying people, especially our senior citizens who walk in the area of the former Moloney Garage site.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up This week, the Limerick Post received a call from a young woman who said she is now terrified to be anywhere near the site.“I was wheeling my child in her buggy and two rats ran across my path – it was obvious they were coming from the site, which attracts lots of illegal dumping – it’s a disgrace that this is being allowed fester so close to where people are living and walking”.Cllr Joe Leddin, who has requested an immediate inspection of a number of the city’s most offensive derelict sites and properties from City Hall’s Planning Department, said that on his election canvass throughout the city he has received numerous complaints from people and the business sector who are living close to derelict sites.“They have outlined to me their concerns with the continued deterioration of these sites. All kind of rubbish is being dumped illegally, and as a result, increases anti-social behaviour.“There are also serious health and safety concerns surrounding the proposed Opera Centre – many of the buildings involved are over 100 years and in a poor physical state”.Pointing out that the issue is of a more serious nature than many people perceive, he also referred to the many unoccupied derelict houses and sites scattered in Hyde Road, Quins Cottages, Janesboro and Prospect, that are causing huge concern for locals.“Urgent action, such as compulsory purchase orders by the city council are now required, and while there may be difficulties pertaining to title deeds with certain houses, the major strategic sites on main artery roads into the city can’t be left unattended – either the owners or the city council must carry out appropriate works to clean and secure these sites”. Print Linkedin Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Previous articleOutlaw Concy hot on trail of RubberbanditsNext articleRugby fans to benefit from ticket price reduction admin Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Clippers angry as they limp home to take on Houston

first_imgScouting HoustonThe Rockets at 35-16 are in third in the Western Conference standings, 6 1/2 games behind first-place Golden State and two ahead of the Clippers. Houston is led by shooting guard James Harden, who’s averaging 27.5 points and 6.8 assists. The Rockets will be without center Dwight Howard, who is out six to eight weeks with a knee injury.BREAKOUTAfter Wednesday, the Clippers won’t play again until Feb. 19 at home against San Antonio. The Clippers on Wednesday night return from their 3-5 Grammy road trip to take on the Houston Rockets at 7:30 p.m. at Staples Center. Had they not come through with a 115-98 victory Monday in the trip’s finale, the roadie would have been even tougher to take.According to coach Doc Rivers, there was a sense his team had a good chance to win in spite of the absence of Blake Griffin, who had surgery Monday to remove a staph infection from his right elbow and will be out at least three weeks.“They were angry,” he said of his players, “but we’ve been angry for three or four games. But, you don’t ever know, again, but they were ready. We knew we were going to play well. I felt that way. I didn’t know (if) we were going to win or not. You never know that. We’re playing an excellent team in Dallas.”Well, perhaps the basketball gods were looking down on the Clippers for a change as the Mavericks were missing point guard Rajon Rondo (orbital bone fracture) and lost starting center Tyson Chandler (ankle) and starting shooting guard Monta Ellis (hip) during the first four minutes. The much-needed victory allowed the Clippers (34-19) to retain their sixth spot in the Western Conference standings; they are just a half-game ahead of seventh-place San Antonio (33-19).“Well, it’s nice for us, but then we’ve got one more tough one and we have to be ready for that,” Rivers said, alluding to the game against Houston, the last game before the Clippers have a week off for the All-Star break.Crawford on JordanDeAndre Jordan had 22 points and a career-high 27 rebounds Monday — another All-Star-caliber performance by a player not on the Western Conference All-Star team.“He should be in the All-Star game (Feb. 15),” teammate Jamal Crawford said of Jordan. “He’s an All-Star who’s not playing in the All-Star game. As long as he has the respect of his peers and his coaches, that’s all that matters.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

NBA free agency rumors: Harrison Barnes declines Kings option

first_imgThe Kings were 28-26 when they made the trade and went 11-17 the rest of the season, although the 39 wins was their most since the playoff year.In the 28 games with the Kings, Barnes averaged 14.3 points and 5.5 rebounds per game while shooting 40.8 percent from 3-point range and 45.5 percent from the field. His 2018-19 scoring average dropped from Dallas, where he averaged 17.7 points per game. Related News He could return on a new contract (the Kings would have to hope he’d be more efficient if they’re going to strike a deal), but as a long, talented wing scorer he also could be attractive on the open market.In seven NBA seasons, he has averaged 13.6 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 30.7 minutes per game. Pelicans pick up coach Alvin Gentry’s option for 2020-21 Although Barnes, 27, will become an unrestricted free agent, he has talked up a young Kings core that includes Buddy Hield, De’Aaron Fox and Marvin Bagley III. Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes is declining his $25.1M player option and becoming an unrestricted free agent, his agent, Jeff Schwartz of Excel Sports, tells ESPN. Barnes, 27, and Kings are open to exploring a new deal together this summer, sources said.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 18, 2019The Kings got Barnes in a package that included Justin Jackson and Zach Randolph as they tried to make the playoffs for the first time since 2005-06, an effort that fell short as Sacramento finished ninth in the Western Conference.center_img Kawhi Leonard free agency rumors: Raptors star more interested in Clippers than Lakers NBA free agency rumors: Al Horford declines Celtics option, hopes to work out new deal Harrison Barnes, acquired by the Kings from the Mavericks in a playoff push at the NBA trade deadline in February, will decline his $25.1 million player option with Sacramento for the 2019-20 season but both sides are open to exploring a new deal this summer, his agent told on Tuesday.last_img read more

Two Dead Following Plane Crash Near Florida Keys

first_imgTwo people are dead, after their plane crashed into the water near an airport in the Florida Keys.According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, the bodies were recovered from the water Sunday morning after the U.S. Coast Guard was notified around 9 a.m. by someone who reportedly saw one of the bodies floating in the water.Deputies believe that a 1961 Cessna 210 Centurion, which was bound for Savannah, Georgia from the Florida Keys Marathon International Airport, crashed in Gulfside waters around Rachel Key. The identities of the two victims have not been released. The crash remains under investigation.Law enforcement officials think the two victims were the only people aboard the plane, although the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) dive team plans to investigate further, along with the Federal Aviation Administration.last_img read more


first_imgDozens of children must walk half a mile across dangerous roads to get into a new playground – despite it being only yards from their front doors.More than 36 families on the Ard Mhuileann housing estate in Convoy were delighted when a new playground was built in their area.But a decision not to put another entrance into the playground means they must negotiate traffic and busy roads. Instead the children must walk across roads and access the playground from its only entrance.The residents are outraged and claim they have pleaded with the Convoy Community and Environmental Committee, who have developed the playground, to see sense.Local mother Louise Minnock said it is impossible to tell children they cannot walk through Convoy village to get to the playground.“It’s like giving children a bag of sweets and telling them they cannot eat them. “They are going to try to get into the playground and they will walk across busy roads if that’s what it takes.“Donegal County Council needs to look at this again and realise how dangerous it is.“It would take a couple of hours to put a new gate into the playground but they are just refusing to do it. They might change their minds when there is an accident,” she said.Indeed there has already been one death nearby when Louise’s nephew Dylan Minnock, 7, was killed on the Milltown Road in June, 2009 when he crossed the road and was hit by a van.Local resident Tony Sweeney said he has even offered to open and lock any new entrance to the playground and keep an eye on it. “They claim they are worried about vandalism if there is another gate put on it but that is nonsense.“I have offered to get a key and open and shut it. I am in the house most of the time and I will keep an eye on it.“None of this makes any sense and all they are doing is putting children’s lives in danger. They need to come to their senses,” he said.Another resident said they suffered for more than six months while trucks and lorries came into their estate building the playground but they never once complained. Frank Kelly of the Donegal Local Development Company, who provided 75% of the funding for the playground, urged all sides to come together saying the facility should be for everyone to have access to.A spokesperson for the Convoy Community and Environmental Committee said Donegal County Council only wanted one entrance to the playground.The council says it fears a build-up of traffic coming into the Ard Mhuileann estate if there is an entrance to the playground.PARENTS PLEAD FOR FAIR PLAY IN ROW OVER PLAYGROUND ENTRANCE was last modified: December 15th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Ard Mhuileannconvoyplaygroundlast_img read more

Pieta House issue warning regarding sponsorship card scam

first_imgThe public has been warned to remain vigilant regarding a scam involving fake sponsorship cards to Pieta House. Not a whole lot of information about the scam has been released, but the mental health service has warned that they have received a number of calls regarding scammers using fake sponsorship cards over the past few days.A statement issued by Pieta House has urged people to be on their toes, and not to be caught out by the scam. The statement reads: “Important! We’ve received reports of bogus collections in the Galway area using fake sponsor cards.“If fundraising for Pieta House you must get written permission & carry the letter whilst fundraising. Please request sight of this letter if you suspect collections to be fraudulent.”Pieta House issue warning regarding sponsorship card scam  was last modified: November 2nd, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Pieta Houescamlast_img read more

Giants DFA Mac Williamson, call up “Yaz”

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Mike Yastrzemski’s initial call after he learned he was being called up to the major leagues for the first time in his career was to his wife, Paige. One of the ensuing calls, naturally, was to his Hall of Fame grandfather.“It was nice to be able to tell him on the phone,” the grandson said Saturday of his brief conversation with Carl Yastrzemski, the Red Sox legend who still lives in Boston, “so it was cool.”Yastrzemski was called up from Triple-A Sacramento and started for …last_img

Video: Notre Dame’s Sheldon Day Had An Amazing Moment With His Mother On The Field For Senior Day

first_imgSheldon Day and his mother on Notre Dame senior day.Twitter/@timringTVNotre Dame hosts its senior day today in South Bend, and when it was Sheldon Day’s turn to greet his mother on the field, things got pretty emotional. Day’s mom couldn’t quite wait for him to hit midfield, so she jogs up to meet him, the two do a special handshake, and then emotionally embraced. It was a fantastic moment:Sheldon Day’s mom doesn’t wait for her son at midfield. Great Senior Day moment at Notre Dame Stadium— Tim Ring (@timringTV) November 14, 2015Notre Dame leads Wake Forest 21-0 early in the second quarter.last_img