Sinn Féin councillors’ concern over condition of Mill Road surface

first_imgIs Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Cllr John Costelloe, Mill Road resident Marie Lysaght and Cllr Sharon Benson at location.Councillors John Costelloe and Sharon Benson are demanding that Limerick Council take immediate action to reinstate the road surface near the entrance to Meadow Brooke at the Mill Road, Corbally. A large part of the road is not properly surfaced and is several inches below the rest of the road for about fifty meters, giving rise to a dangerous lip.The Sinn Féin Councillors are concerned that as well as damaging cars that this uneven surface and lip also presents a serious safety issue for cyclists.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Councillor Costelloe said, “We have been approached by numerous residents in recent weeks who are demanding that this be sorted out. Cyclists, in particular, are at risk from this uneven surface and the thick plums of dust which are coming from it with every gust of wind.”Mill Road resident Marie Lysaght who regularly cycles the Mill Road has told the Councillors that she considers the road conditions to be hazardous.Cllr Sharon Benson said, “The Council need to sort this out before people will need four wheel drives to traverse this road.  It cannot be good for car suspensions and tires to say the very least while it is positively dangerous for those brave enough to try cycle along it. This road needs to be fixed before somebody get seriously injured or even worse.”A spokesman for Limerick City and County Council responded saying, “The Mill Road is in poor condition as a result of private development works approved under a Road Opening Licence issued by Limerick City and County Council.“We are greatly concerned about the issue and Engineering staff from our Licencing team are actively engaging with the developer. They have been advised of our concerns regarding the condition of the road and the unacceptable delay in rectifying the road condition.“Correspondence has issued to the developer to this effect and the consequences of a failure to address the road as matter of urgency has been advised to the contractor.” Facebook Twitter Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Email Previous articleFILM REVIEW: The Dead Don’t DieNext articleEmma’s biggest Irish concert – 700 seater at Rosbrien Pavilion Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites center_img WhatsApp Print Linkedin Limerick on Covid watch list TAGSLimerick City and CountyNewspoliticsTransport Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat NewsPoliticsTransportSinn Féin councillors’ concern over condition of Mill Road surfaceBy Cian Reinhardt – June 21, 2019 116 Advertisementlast_img read more

In Nassau Democrats Came for a Celebration, But Left Stunned and Bummed

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Democrats in Nassau County poured into Westbury Manor Tuesday night prepared to celebrate the long-awaited coronation of Hillary Clinton whom the party elites had seemed assured would become the heir apparent to President Barack Obama’s eight-year legacy.At first, they eagerly huddled around a large screen airing CNN’s election night coverage, with each projection and update feeling like the bottom half of an inning in a baseball playoff. The mood was upbeat, lubricated by the rapid flow of beers, nerve-settling scotch and crimson red wine. They mused about their party’s chances—confident in their heroine’s ability to blunt the forces of a populist uprising.The polls all along had pointed to her victory, perhaps even a landslide over Donald Trump, the self-proclaimed billionaire turned reality TV show host.But as the evening wore on, their confidence began to wane—as results rolled in precinct by precinct, state by state. Trump captured Ohio, North Carolina and Florida. Clinton’s chances of gaining a plurality in the Electoral College were shrinking as her firewall in states like Michigan and Wisconsin turned out to be more brittle than impenetrable. Worse still was Pennsylvania, a reliably Democratic swing state suddenly turning Republican red. They couldn’t believe what they were seeing on the map. They buried their heads in their hands, wiped away patches of sweat pooling along their brow and muttered inaudibly.“This is bullshit!” a woman yelled as she turned away from the screen.“This does not look good,” another woman offered. “This is scary!”Unsure of what to make of the projections, Democrats whipped out their smartphones to seek advice, and maybe even a measure of hope, from The New York Times and FiveThirtyEight’s real-time forecast. The Times had predicted an 84-percent chance of a Clinton win, but then its forecast swung dramatically to Trump’s side. After midnight, the site said his chances of winning were greater than 60 percent.It couldn’t be happening, but it was. Right before their eyes. Their dreams of victory were turning into a nightmare. Despondent local party leaders, their families and friends, along with campaign volunteers all stood watching while a GOP wave defiantly swept across the United States. Those gathered in Westbury were so desperate for good news—anything—that they cheered exuberantly when CNN called California for Clinton, a no-brainer. But on a night filled with surprises, nothing was a sure thing.Trump, the man accused of trafficking in fear, racism, sexism and anti-Muslim rhetoric, was heading toward a remarkable victory—and the assembled masses could hardly believe it. When the pundits and the media said he couldn’t outlast all the other contestants in the Republican primary, he did. When they said there was no way he could win the White House, he did. Now he’s president-elect Trump.That’s not how the night was supposed to go. Originally, the party-goers were planning to revel in watching Democrats win their Long Island and state-wide races, but as the hours wore on, their attention was squarely on the White House.Nassau County Democratic Chairman Jay Jacobs, the host for the evening, made only two appearances the entire night. He didn’t have much to report on the presidential front either time.“It’s going to be a long night,” Jacobs said, his expression taut. It was the only assurance he would offer.As the election returns lasted past midnight, the large crowd began to dwindle.“I’m surprised it’s close—I thought she was a shoe-in,” said a man named Jerry, who didn’t want to give his last name.Among the few dozen people still remaining around 1 a.m. were three Democratic volunteers sitting on the floor, unable to hide the pain on their faces. It was a look shared by many Clinton supporters at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, the site of their candidate’s election night party, when the cable network cut to them.One 23-year-old volunteer watched the outcome in Westbury, and said that the unfavorable results revealed how “powerless we are.” He also observed how disconnected urban areas are from rural America.“It shows we are not a country united,” he said.The volunteer then tried to take a realistic view about why the electorate had rejected Clinton.“People look for something to blame,” he said, noting that a lot of people in middle-America have lost jobs since the Great Recession. “They’re kind of left out to dry.”“We didn’t think for a second that the other side could be so powerful,” added another campaign worker.Around 1:30 in the morning Westbury Manor had mostly cleared out. There were only a handful of stragglers. By that point, there was nothing really left for Democrats to see. Their candidate had suffered a decisive defeat. Hillary Clinton would not make history as the first American woman president.The election was over.last_img read more

Baseball Canada’s Women 21U Invitational …

first_imgGuyana go down 16-1 to NewfoundlandTHE Guyana Women 21U team yesterday played their first match in Baseball Canada’s Women 21U Invitational in Halifax Canada.The game against Newfoundland, one of Canada’s smaller provinces was the second of the competition.The Guyana Women, dubbed the Kanimas, got off to a slow start playing as the Home team for this game.Eight runs were allowed in the first innings and starting pitcher Sauda Smartt was moved to the outfield after being overcome with nerves as the first innings at bat saw the Kanimas hold their own, with a single from lead of batter Emily RamsuchitRamsuchit who then cleverly stole second, got to third on a passed ball and raced home on a double from Aletha Crandon to score Guyana’s first International run in clever style.Unfortunately it was to be the only run scored as Marisa Jahoor was taken for four runs in the second. The coaches made the decision to make the change early to Shamira Ramsuchit who steadied the ship giving up only 2 runs before handing off to Ianna Graham who closed the last two innings with 4 strikeouts and one run conceded by an error at shortstop.Graham was awarded player-of-the-match for Guyana as the team went down 16-1.Team manager Robin Singh, after the game, preferred to look at the positives, saying, “We did have a deer in the headlights moment but the recovery was evident and we competed well in the closing innings of the match.”last_img read more

Tennis News India set to announce Davis Cup squad on THIS date

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Kolkata: Pakistan-bound Indian Davis Cup squad will be announced by August 5, more than a month in advance for the September 14-15 Group I Asia/Ocenia fixture in Lahore, AITA secretary general Hironmoy Chatterjee said here Sunday. No Indian Davis Cup squad has travelled to Pakistan since March 1964 and in that tie, held in Lahore, India had won 4-0.”We will announce the squad by August 5. The squad will be more or less the same (that played against Italy). It’s all about rankings,” Chatterjee told PTI.”The visa procedure for Pakistan is lengthy and we will soon start the formalities,” he added.Chatterjee said India No. 1 Prajnesh Gunneswaran and Ramkumar Ramanathan are most likely to be the singles one-two choice with Yuki Bhambri and Sumit Nagal injured, while Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan will be the doubles pair. Non-playing captain Mahesh Bhupathi and coach Zeeshan Ali, whose contracts had ended with India’s 1-3 loss to Italy in the Davis Cup Qualifiers at South Club here in February this year, are all set to continue for this Pakistan leg.”We have not yet discussed (their replacements) and they will travel to Pakistan,” he said. The tie is slated at the grasscourts of Pakistan Sports Complex in Islamabad and the winners will make the 2020 Qualifiers. India are 20th in Davis Cup rankings, way ahead of 37th placed Pakistan and hold an all-win 6-0 record, of which two came on grass. “We have a far superior team. We won’t have any issues playing on grass,” Chaterjee said as India prepare to take on Pakistan 13 years after they defeated them 3-2 at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. On the diplomatic tensions, he said: “It’s been going on for 100 years but it’s Davis Cup not a bilateral fixture.”If we do not go citing security or political reasons, the ITTF has every right to relegate us or even impose a ban,” he said, citing the example of Hong Kong who had refused to play an away tie in Pakistan and they were not only fined but also relegated to a lower division.”AITA is satisfied with the security promised by its Pakisan counterparts and we are all ready. This is a Davis Cup and not a bilateral tour so there would not be any issues.” In their last Davis Cup fixture, Pakistan had suffered a 1-4 defeat to Uzbekistan to miss out on a place in the World Group play-offs. last_img read more