Council to monitor at risk areas for flooding

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook Twitter Print Previous articleLimerick woman rescued from submerged car as floods cause havoc elsewhereNext articleStorms on all fronts as gale force weather alert remains Staff Reporter Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Email Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch center_img NewsCouncil to monitor at risk areas for floodingBy Staff Reporter – January 3, 2014 759 WhatsApp TAGScouncilfloodingIrelandMusic Limerickstormweather RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Andrew Carey Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected] in areas of county Limerick is still being tended to as council workers continue to deal with the excessive water levels following high tides and a deluge of rain in the latest round of storms to batter the country. Limerick City and County Council is continuing to deal with a number of weather-related incidents in Foynes, Askeaton and Adare in County Limerick, as well as in various areas of Limerick City.The Council’s Crisis Management Team met this Friday morning in the wake of the 120km/m winds and storm showers and will continue to monitor the situation throughout the weekend.The local authority is also advising home, business and land owners, particularly those in low lying coastal areas and other flood prone locations, to take precautionary steps in light of the risk of further flooding at high tide this evening.Foynes, West LimerickOn receipt of a weather warning from Met Éireann on Thursday, the Council issued a flood risk advisory to the local community both on the ground and through the local media. Sandbags were distributed and other flood protection measures were put in place, while units from Limerick Fire & Rescue Service pumped water away from vulnerable properties. However, due to the high tide on the Shannon Estuary this morning, together with a storm surge, the water could not be completely contained. As a result, the N69 was closed due to flooding.Approximately 39 premises, including homes and businesses, were affected by the flood.The Council’s Home and Community section together with the HSE have visited the affected residents and are liaising with them in relation to any accommodation needs. The local community has also been providing assistance to those affected by the flooding.Foynes has reopened to vehicular traffic.Askeaton, West LimerickThe flooding in Askeaton, also in West Limerick, occurred on the Quays and eight houses were affected. Council road crews are working to relieve the flooding on the ground.Members of the Council’s Home and Community section have visited the affected families and are assisting them. Askeaton Swimming Pool is closed until Monday but the gym remains open. The situation is being reviewed on an ongoing basis.AdareThe N21 through Adare was closed for a time this morning due to flooding but has since reopened. Traffic diversions with appropriate signage will be put in place if further flooding occurs.Limerick CityWhile most roads are now passable, motorists are advised to avoid the St. Mary’s Park, Corbally, Clancy Strand and Condell Road areas where possible. Where roads are passable motorists should drive with care in particular HGVs as the displacement of water may affect adjoining properties.Traffic diversions with appropriate signage will be put in place if further flooding occurs. In light of the continued risk of flooding during this evening’s forecast high tide, the Council has been deploying sandbags to residents and businesses in flood prone locations. Limerick Senator has beef with meat industrylast_img read more

Dubrovnik Hotels Maestral finally found a private investor

first_imgDirector for the acquirer of PND strategija doo Matea Mateković thanked Minister Marić for his cooperation and added: “Our plans are to start the realization of the project as soon as possible, because we believe that the Maestral hotels deserve to have a much better position than they have at the moment. We will take over the business documentation as soon as possible and start preparing the hotel for the upcoming tourist season.” Minister of State Property Goran Marić, Director for the acquirer of PND strategija doo Matea Mateković and Director of CERP Milan Plećaš signed on Tuesday (February 19, 2019) in the Ministry of State Property an Agreement on the sale and transfer of shares Hotels Maestral, worth 153,5 million. these are a total of 60,65% of shares, which have so far been owned by the Republic of Croatia. After many years of agony, eight tenders, purchases and the withdrawal of investors, and due to unresolved legal relations, the status of the Hotel Maestral was finally resolved, which found its new private investors. On the occasion of signing the contract, Minister Marić said: “This is a great success, after eight failed competitions and the ninth round, the process has finally been successfully completed. The Board of Directors of CERP made a decision to accept the most favorable offer and thus completed the privatization of the last hotel complex in the Republic of Croatia. In the last three tenders of the hotel and tourism sector, we have secured around HRK 600 million and more than HRK 2,5 billion in investments in the state budget. We expect the buyer to access the business plans for investment and raising to the highest possible level of hotel categorization as soon as possible, because it is inadmissible for Dubrovnik to have one or two star hotels.. “Maric pointed out.center_img Hotels Maestral in its portfolio consists of five hotels in Dubrovnik, with a total capacity of 472 rooms, with 931 beds (hotel Uvala **** (51), hotel Splendid *** (59), hotel Komodor *** (63), hotel Vis *** (142), Hotel Adriatic ** (107) and the pavilion Adriatica Rooms ** (50)).  All of the Company’s hotels and rooms at Adriatica Rooms are located next to each other in the western part of Dubrovnik, in the Lapad Bay, only 3,5 km from the historic center and approximately 25 km from Dubrovnik Airport.last_img read more

Kelsey ready to roll with freshmen

first_imgThe Wisconsin women’s basketball team began its season last week with two exhibition wins over UW-La Crosse and Concordia-St. Paul. Head coach Bobbie Kelsey addressed the pair of solid exhibition performances in her weekly press conference Monday.With the preseason schedule finished, attention has now turned to the regular season, where the Badgers will have one of the youngest teams in the nation. UW ranks 20th nationally in terms of least amount of experience. “We’re going to have to play some young ones this year,” Kelsey said. “But that’s how you learn, we’re going to have to roll with it.”Wisconsin did a nice job rolling with it last week, as all five freshmen played in each game.“I was pleased with some of our freshman that really came out and played really well,” Kelsey said. “Especially Nicole Bauman, she did a really nice job for us, and Dakota Whyte as well. Shannon Malone played a lot of minutes.”The Badgers’ first game came against La Crosse Thursday, dispatching the Eagles 90-39 and holding them to just 15 points in the first half. UW’s second opponent, Concordia St. Paul, offered more of a challenge, grabbing 42 rebounds and only trailing by six points going into halftime. However, Wisconsin would pull away in the second half, outscoring the Golden Bears 31-24 for the 60-47 win.In the exhibition game with La Crosse, Whyte led the Badgers with five assists in her 24 minutes of play off the bench, scoring 10 points and swiping six steals.Bauman, the former Gatorade State Player of the Year, is a freshman from New Berlin, Wis. Bauman saw time in both exhibition games and co-led the Badgers along with guard Morgan Paige with 17 points against Concordia, a performance that did not surprise her coach. “I watched Nicole – recruited her the last year and a half,” Kelsey said. “I expected that from her. Like I’ve been saying the whole time, even before she played an official game … I knew she would come in and do those things because Nicole shows those things in practice.”According to Kelsey, Bauman’s confidence has her playing at a level above most first-year players. “In high school, she was a very high energy player, a good scorer. She is not afraid; she doesn’t play like a freshman,” she continued. “Her demeanor and her confidence levels are very high. She almost looks like an upper classman. You wouldn’t be able to tell if you didn’t know who she was. She knows she can play.”Bauman certainly cannot afford to play like a freshman this year. The Badgers face a grueling schedule, one that is considered to be of the nation’s toughest, with road games against Gonzaga and UW-Green Bay. However, while it looks plenty challenging on paper, these games can have an upside as well, according to Kelsey. Especially for a young team like Wisconsin.“We know we’re going to have to battle the whole year,” Kelsey said. “When you play tough teams, it should motivate them to aspire to be the teams you’re playing that go to the NCAA tournament and have won their conferences. We don’t want to schedule soft and expect to play for the Big Ten [title]. We have to play that kind of competition to get ourselves ready for the Big Ten conference schedule because it’s going to be tough as well. I think when you play tougher teams, you give yourself a chance to compete in the Big Ten.”Kelsey presents a valid point when you consider the Big Ten boasts four teams ranked in the preseason AP Top 25: No. 19 Ohio State, No. 18 Nebraska, No. 21 Purdue and No. 8 Penn State.Before UW begins Big Ten play and teams like Gonzaga, they must first open their regular season this Sunday, Nov. 11 at 6 p.m., against Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The game will be a homecoming for first-year Panthers’ assistant coach Janese Banks. Banks played for the Badgers from 2004-08. Banks may not receive a warm reception, however, as the Badgers have dominated the series 21-1 all-time, with the Panthers’ last win being a 78-77 decision in 1992.last_img read more