#BREAKING Two rescued from Limerick City apartment fire

first_imgProceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April First Irish death from Coronavirus WhatsApp Shannondoc operating but only by appointment TAGSfeatured NewsBreaking news#BREAKING Two rescued from Limerick City apartment fireBy Staff Reporter – December 19, 2015 834 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Printcenter_img Previous articleLimerick man jailed for abusing his daughter and destroying her lifeNext articleTall tales of Goldilock’s blonde ambition Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up TWO people who became trapped in a second floor apartment fire in Limerick have been taken to hospital after firefighters from the Limerick City Fire and Rescue took them out from the blaze this Saturday night.Shortly after 10pm, two units from the Limerick City Fire and Rescue, together with the aerial platform unit, were called to a fire at an apartment of Catherine Street.The scene at the apartment stairs on Catherine Street. Photo from @LimerickFireOn arrival, the crews found that the apartment had filled with smoke trapping the two inside.Equipped with specialist breathing apparatus units, two teams of firefighters entered the burning building and quickly located a man and a woman on the second floor.The woman was found to be unconscious and both were evacuated and transferred to awaiting emergency paramedics.The two people have been brought to University Hospital Limerick where their condition is unknown at present. Linkedin Advertisement No vaccines in Limerick yet Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Ronaldo, Messi, Suarez and Neymar behind Edin Dzeko?

first_imgThe best BH striker and captain of our national team Edin Dzeko failed to score in the most recent defeat of Roma against Atlanta, with the score of 2: 1.Goal getter post of popular Diamond in Serie A is also extended to three matches, and the last time he hit was against Sassuolo on the 26th of October, so he remained with 10 goals in 13 appearances this season in the strongest Italian football ranks.With efficiency of 10 goals, Dzeko is still the top scorer in Serie A, and this figure still keeps him among the top 5 scorers.Not so long ago, Edin Dzeko was the first scorer of Europe, but now he is on the 4th place, which he shares with Alexandre Lacazette. Before them are Pierre Emeric Aubameyang (12 goals), Anthony Modeste (12) and Edinson Cavani.However, given the fact that behind Dzeko are players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Neymar and others, it is clear that our Diamond reached very good goal getter quota already at the start of the season.(Source: faktor.ba)last_img read more

World Cup Fan Fests to wow crowds

first_img17 May 2010Not all fans will be able to get their hands on coveted 2010 Fifa World Cup™ tickets, but they’ll still be able to experience the biggest soccer extravaganza in Africa at live Fan Fests – official public viewing events – in all nine host cities.Millions of fans are expected to watch the matches live and experience the unique World Cup ambience in these outdoor areas. Entrance to the Fifa Fan Fest™ is free, with all 64 matches to be broadcast on giant screens in a safe and secure environment.Fan fests in GautengIn Johannesburg, close to Alexandra township and the Sandton central business district, lies Innes Free Park, the venue for the Sandton Fan Fest. This park, with its rolling grass and water features, will provide a picturesque location for the event, with the Sandton skyline as a backdrop.Soweto soccer fans will watch all World Cup matches at the Rockville Fan Fest at Elkah Stadium. The venue is conveniently located next to the Thokoza Park station of Johannesburg’s new bus rapid transit system. Up to 40 000 people can be hosted at Elkah Stadium.In Pretoria, fans will be able to watch all matches at the Centurion Cricket Ground, located just outside the city’s central business district. With both seating and standing options, fans will be able to view all the games on the 50 square metre screen, with entertainment between games.Cape Town’s Fan WalkIn Cape Town, the Grand Parade will host all soccer lovers. It is situated at the heart of the city and has undergone extensive upgrades in preparation for the tournament.Getting to the Fan Fest will be easy, with the overhauled Cape Town Station just a few hundred metres from the venue. Or through the Fan Walk, which stretches from the Cape Town Stadium through the centre of Cape Town to the Grand Parade.Fan Fest on the beachDurban’s Fan Fest is the only one in South Africa situated on the beach – and with the city’s all-year round warm weather, fans will be in for a real feast. The Moses Mabhida Stadium is also within walking distance from the Fan Fest.In the Free State, the Fan Fest will be located at the Mangaung Outdoor Sports Centre in the township of Rocklands, 15 minutes from the Bloemfontein city centre.Within the venue, five-a-side football pitches will be available and fans will be able to get to and from the Fan Fest on a dedicated shuttle that runs from the centre of town.In Mpumalanga, Bergvlam High School will host all soccer lovers. It’s located just outside the Nelspruit city centre. Ample parking spaces will be available within walking distance of the Fan Fest, with the city providing alternative transport arrangements to ensure that people are able to move between the stadium and the fan fest with ease.In the Eastern Cape, the Port Elizabeth fan fest will be based at St Georges Park – the oldest park in the city and the site of the second-oldest cricket stadium in the country.Soccer fans will be able to get to and from the stadium on shuttle buses, or will be able to drive there and park in secure parking areas within walking distance from the venue.Hospitality packagesIn Limpopo, the Polokwane Fan Fest will be based at the city’s 107-year-old cricket club situated a short distance from the new Peter Mokaba Stadium. There will be both seating and standing options, with great views of the giant screens. Hospitality packages will also be available for those who wish to enjoy a more exclusive viewing experience.In the North West, the Fan Fest will be based at Fields College in Rustenburg, a short distance from the city centre. With a capacity of more than 20 000 people, the venue will be able to cater for those of you who aren’t lucky enough to get your hands on one of the elusive match tickets.Both parking and alternative transport arrangements will be in place to ensure easy access to the on¬site festivities.Official public viewing eventsOfficial public viewings events were first launched by Fifa at the 2006 World Cup, when more than 18-million fans gathered at the 12 official events, transforming Germany into one of the greatest fan parties of all time.Apart from the South African host cities, Berlin, London, Mexico City, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Rome and Sydney are also locations for the official public viewing events of football’s flagship tournament.In South Africa, the Fan Fests will be organised by the host cities together with Fifa and the Local Organising Committee, with the international Fan Fest cities and Fifa taking responsibility for the international events.SAinfo reporter and BuaNewsWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Enterprise 2.0: Grassroots Mashups + SOA = Managed Mashups ?

first_imgCriteria for an Enterprise Web 2.0 application includes:100% Browser BasedUses Enterprise Best Practices like security and versioningManaged services / GovernanceRadically easy to useMost companies are a long way from deploying Enterprise 2.0.  But it’s coming.   And it’s happening across all industries, and applications can range from telecom to legal to finance to whatever. SOA has met with success and acceptance because of its ability to meld together so many disparate systems, uniting data by tunneling between isolated information silos.  But Web 2.0’s mashup combinations using technologies like RSS, REST and AJAX is achieving the same kind of effect as the more rigorous, typically SOAP-based, SOA.  And the speed with which a Web 2.0 mashup can be whipped up outpaces what could be done in an SOA framework.But a big difference between the two approaches is in the reliability.  True SOA is based on Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and Web 2.0 simply is not.  The audience of the two applications are different.  Web 2.0 is winning over fans in the consumer world and SOA calls the enterprise its home. While maybe not an example of a Web 2.0 mashup, one comment from a MySpace user that captures the sentiment of what’s happening in the Web consumer space is that MySpace “provides so much of a benefit to people that errors and glitches we find are forgivable”.  Another user added, “and it’s free!”.  But unpredictable reliability isn’t acceptable in the enterprise.  And maybe when the novelty of Web 2.0 applications wears off, people’s feelings in the consumer world will change too.But as people in consumer space see the benefits of Web 2.0, they now are expecting the same things in the enterprise.  The move of Web 2.0 capabilities into the enterprise is leading to the distinction of Consumer Web 2.0 and Enterprise Web 2.0.  Yahoo! and Google maps won early and wide acceptance by consumers, and those services are also starting to show up frequently in business software demonstrations, like IBM’s QEDWiki and Salesforce.com.last_img read more

Chinese Decree Alters Recycling Picture

first_imgRecycling Vinyl SidingAre We Recycling Too Much of Our Trash?Plastic Production Rises But Recycling Can’t Keep Up Recycling plastic, paper, and metal is fundamental to a sustainable lifestyle, and for years China has given U.S. consumers a helping hand by accepting millions of tons of waste plastic every year. That practice is about to end.Until now, China has been the biggest importer of many types of recycled material, according to an article posted at The Conversation by Christine Cole, a research fellow in the U.K. Last year, that added up to 7.3 million metric tons of scrap plastic, including 1.4 million tons from the U.S.China has used scrap materials to manufacture new goods in its factories. But there was a problem — the useful raw materials loaded into all those recycling bins, the Chinese government complained, were laced with “dirty wastes or even hazardous wastes.” China last summer responded with a ban on yang laji, or “foreign garbage,” that goes into effect in just a few weeks.The new rules affect most scrap plastics, including PET (used for soda and water bottles), PVC, polyethylene, and polystyrene, Plastic News reported at the time. Recycling International said last month that China will set “impurity thresholds” for a variety of recycled materials, including a 0.5% impurity limit for plastics, paper, and ferrous metals. When the new policy was announced, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), a U.S. trade group, warned it would be “devastating” to the global recycling industry and could mean the loss of thousands of jobs in the U.S. China subsequently raised the impurity threshold from the original 0.3%, but the ISRI said last month the new limits, while an improvement, were still “of great concern.” RELATED ARTICLES Where will all that plastic go?One effect could be higher costs for U.S. towns and cities as recyclers are forced to upgrade their equipment, Adam Minter, a recycling expert, told The New York Times. “Without China there will be less recycling in the United States, and it will cost more,” he said. It might also mean that more recycled waste goes into landfills here, or more of it is burned in energy-recovery plants. The recycling industry could look for new export markets.Cole’s article points to one inherent problem with many current recycling programs, what’s called mixed waste processing. Instead of requiring consumers to sort their recyclables into separate bins for glass, plastic, metal, and other materials, many municipalities accept unsorted waste. That makes recycling much easier for households, and may increase the amount of waste that is recycled, but ultimately it results in more contamination and lower quality.“The problems we are now facing are caused by China’s global dominance in manufacturing and the way many countries have relied on one market to solve their waste and recycling problems,” Cole writes. “The current situation offers us an opportunity to find new solutions to our waste problem, increase the proportion of recycled plastic in our own manufactured products, improve the quality of recovered materials and to use recycled material in new ways.”A variety of possible ways of using waste plastics are on the horizon, including those outlined in this article posted at The Guardian. But for now, the industry is scrambling.For a look at the recycling problem told from a Chinese perspective, try the documentary Plastic China.last_img read more