Re batten down the hatches for day-late storm

first_imgWhatsApp Email Facebook Linkedin NewsBreaking newsRe batten down the hatches for day-late stormBy admin – December 23, 2013 532 Twittercenter_img Advertisement Andrew CareyHAVOC was caused last night after the promised storm and extreme weather front failed to deliver the deluge and high winds as promised, but it did make a lot of rain today.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up However, in an effort to right the wrongs of inaccurate forecasting, another severe weather warming has been posted for tonight where it is predicted that what was promised last night, will in fact turn up tonight and through to Christmas Eve.The entire west coast counties, including Limerick, has been ordered to re batten down the hatches and tie up the ponies as the storm front from Canada is due to land over the next few hours.Winds of up to 120km/h are due to rip up the coast while another downpour is expected.Motorists are advised to avoid unnecessary journeys and anyone with planned travel itineraries should check with operators as ferries have been cancelled or delayed.Met Eireann issued a yellow wind alert and while not thought to be as strong as first predicted it is set to be increased.Temperatures will drop and while snow is not expected, some sleet and sideways rain will hit the country.Black ice and localised flooding will be present in parts.As the unpredictable weather has varied from hour to hour, a recent survey has shown that 80 per cent of all weather forecasts are wrong. Print Previous articleHungarian grandmother admits running Limerick brothelNext articleRevenue seize roll-your-own tobacco at Shannon adminlast_img read more

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Harvard students help show Sox faithful ‘green’ is the new ‘crimson’

first_imgAs President Drew Faust threw out the ceremonial first pitch during Harvard Night at Boston’s Fenway Park on Sept. 22, thousands of spectators  were busy throwing out their recyclable plastic cups and bottles in the bags held by 30 Harvard students who spent the evening volunteering for the Red Sox Green Team.  The students, the majority of whom were freshmen who had expressed a commitment to the environment and sustainability through the Green ’14 program, were joined by the University’s recycling czar Rob Gogan and staff from the Office for Sustainability.The volunteers’ evening kicked off with an orientation from a member of the Red Sox staff and then the eager group of students spread throughout Fenway to collect bags of recyclables. The students said they appreciated the opportunity to help the environment and represent the University while exploring the nation’s oldest ballpark.“The experience was incredible! Not only did we get to explore Fenway Park, but we all got to do something we were passionate about,” said Kristen Wraith ’14.  “It was amazing how well the crowd responded to the Green Team. I had so many people thank me for what I was doing and ask how they could do the same. This is something that I would do again in a second.”This wasn’t the first group of Harvard students to help show the Fenway faithful that “green” is the new “crimson.” Last spring, a group of Graduate School of Education students volunteered on the Fenway Green Team during the Red Sox first home game of the season. The Red Sox organization recruits volunteer Green Teams to collect recyclables during games throughout each season.As part of Harvard’s commitment to building a healthier, more sustainable campus the University has made recycling and composting a priority.  The recycling rate at Harvard’s main campus is 55 percent, thanks in part to the adoption of single stream recycling.  Single stream recycling means all recyclables – from paper products to bottles and cans – go in the same bin. Recently, Harvard Recycling announced that even paper coffee cups and pizza boxes (if the food has been scraped out) can be recycled. Of course, it’s always best to bring your own reusable coffee mug with you to reduce waste and even save money (many cafes on campus offer discounts to students with reusable mugs). Recycling is also incorporated into all home football games at Harvard Stadium.To learn more about single stream recycling, check out Harvard’s September Green Tip of the Month.last_img read more

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Expenses rising for issuers

first_imgThe credit card war is getting even hotter, but this time the price to play is being driven higher by consumers rather than the big banks, says one analyst.While the average cash back reward is staying the same—about 1.5% of spend—what is driving up costs for issuers are increasingly savvy consumers redeeming their rewards more and expecting more rewards programs to be easy to use, especially through mobile apps, said Tim Kolk, principal at TRK Advisors.“It is more expensive for issuers today than it used to be,” said Kolk. “Consumer behavior is making the game more expensive, and that has implications for credit unions. Because if consumers are learning to redeem rewards more effectively, that’s going to increase costs to run rewards programs.” ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

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ALL-IRELAND SUCCESS FOR COLÁISTE AILIGH DRAMA

first_imgColáiste Ailigh’s senior drama group tasted All-Ireland success at his week’s Féile Scoildrámaíochta finals in Mullingar.Their drama, ‘Faoi Dhrúcht an ceo’ which was written and directed by Proinsias Mac a’Bhaird, picked up the best Leaving Certificate dráma title and also the best Pobalcholáiste award.  ALL-IRELAND SUCCESS FOR COLÁISTE AILIGH DRAMA was last modified: April 29th, 2016 by John2Share 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:Colaiste AilighFéile Scoildrámaíochtalast_img read more

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A chat with Hardin Co. farmer Shane Kellogg on his pulling truck ‘Trump’

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest While at a field day at Kellogg Farms near Forest in Hardin County, Dale Minyo had the treat of talking with renowned super stock diesel pulling champion Shane Kellogg and his impressive truck ‘Trump.’He talks with Kellogg about the sport, its fuel, its name, and much more in this video.last_img

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The Timberwolves Might Be For Real

Welcome to The Lab, FiveThirtyEight’s basketball podcast. On this week’s show (Jan. 11, 2018), LaVar Ball has been making headlines for calling out Lakers head coach Luke Walton, saying the players “don’t want to play for him.” Neil, Chris and Kyle break down the stats to see if these claims hold any merit. Next, the Minnesota Timberwolves are having an impressive season, perhaps even impressive enough to contend for the Western Conference championship. Who’s responsible for their season’s turnaround? We investigate. Plus, a small-sample-size segment on Steph Curry’s incredible numbers of late.Here are links to what was discussed this week:Keep an eye on our 2017-18 NBA predictions, updated after every game.Lonzo Ball and Luke Walton responded to LaVar’s comments.The Ringer took a look at the Timberwolves and Jimmy Butler’s rise.Wednesday night, Steph Curry was out again with an ankle injury. Embed Code By Neil Paine, Chris Herring and Kyle Wagner More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed read more

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Beach Enclave Announces Expansion with debut of Beach Enclave Long Bay in

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, Turks & Caicos – Beach Enclave, a new concept combining luxury home ownership and private villa rentals with the experience of a resort, announces its expansion with the official debut of Beach Enclave Long Bay, a collection of five private villas along one of the most exclusive beaches in Turks & Caicos. The debut of Beach Enclave Long Bay comes on the heels of the successful launch of Beach Enclave North Shore, where all nine beachfront and ocean front villas sold just over a year from launch. .An unprecedented concept in the industry, Beach Enclave’s homes offer the remarkable amenities and flawless services of a luxury resort, with an optional villa rental program for homeowners. With sales having recently launched, homeowners and guests will have the opportunity to enjoy one of the most coveted destinations in the Caribbean beginning in late 2017.“Beach Enclave has set a new benchmark for home ownership in which design and hospitality converge,” said Vasco Borges, Co-Founder and CEO of Beach Enclave. “We are thrilled to offer homeowners a remarkable travel experience while also offering a seamless experience for home rentals in one of the most spectacular settings in the world. We selected Long Bay as home to our second enclave on the island, boasting a secluded beach like no other,stunning sunrises and sunsets over the Caribbean ocean, and incredible wind sport opportunities nearby.”Beach Enclave Long Bay offers two custom contemporary home designs, representing the ultimate in barefoot beach leaving, boasting over 7,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor living space with the four- to seven -bedroom homes. Beach Enclave Long Bay’s villas adhere to the brand’s signature design philosophy of seamless indoor and outdoor living, featuring generous concealable glass sliding doors which open to expansive covered terraces, sun decks and infinity pools. Uniquely situated on a secluded, three mile white sand beach crowned with a gentle sand dune, Beach Enclave Long Bay is positioned to enjoy both sunrise and sunset over the Caribbean Sea. Long Bay also enjoys warm, calm turquoise waters soothed by the trade winds, ideal for families and watersport lovers alike.The organic yet refined design by SWA Architects and Domino Creative Interior Designers presents an effortless, elegant and calm setting to take in the magnificent views and surroundings, which are truly the star of each private home. Each Beach Enclave Long Bay villa features an open floor-plan, providing stunning views of the entire north shore of the island. The contemporary and modern design is equally warm, featuring exposed wood ceilings, sliding glass doors to maximize views, and generous outdoor living areas for gatherings and entertaining. The grounds are equally beautiful, with landscaping that enhances the native flora with trees, palms and flowers. In keeping with the philosophy and celebration of the beautiful landscape of their locale, Beach Enclave Long Bay villas employ environmentally friendly practices and feature high efficiency appliances, water collection and recycling, and optional solar technologies. The villas have been designed with sustainability in mind taking into consideration sun, wind and topography while minimizing the construction footprint and preserving the surrounding landscape.Beach Enclave’s brand offering is unlike any other in the Caribbean as it affords residents the opportunity to enjoy the convenience and comfort of the services and amenities of a resort, along with the luxury of a private home. Beach Enclave Long Bay amenities and services include 24/7 on-site management and security, dedicated butler/maid; private chef services; regular kite surf lessons off the beach and paddle board and kayak tours; among others. Beach Enclave residents and guests also benefit from a concierge, who can manage requests such as arranging spa treatments, grocery stocking, airport transportation, dining reservations and more as well as access to an oceanfront, fully equipped fitness room and yoga terraces looking out to the ocean and the distant reef barrier. Beach amenities are also available to guests and include the set-up of loungers and umbrellas, delivery of towels and water and the use of kayaks and snorkel equipment to explore the nearby coral reef. Residents can also arrange for activities such as private boating excursions, one of the best ways to discover Turks & Caicos.The second of three developments on the coveted Providenciales island, Beach Enclave Long Bay will redefine home ownership, featuring refined service and specialized amenities in the most spectacular beachfront setting. Construction of Beach Enclave Long Bay’s luxury villas will begin in November 2016, with occupancy beginning Christmas 2017. Beach Enclave’s third development, Beach Enclave Grace Bay, will be launching sales this winter, following a Friends and Family release earlier in the year. With just a few villas left for sale – construction is scheduled to start mid 2017.Beach Enclave Long Bay beachfront villas start at $3,950,000. Beach Enclave Grace Bay beachfront villas start at $8,750,000, with ocean view villas starting at $5,950,000.For press inquiries about Beach Enclave or North Shore villas, please reach out to [email protected] For rental inquiries please reach out to reservations at: 1 649 941 7577 or 1 866 580 1675 or email: [email protected] For an opportunity to own a villa please reach out to Nina Siegenthaler at (+1) 649 231 0707 – [email protected] or Joe Zahm at (+1) 649 231 6188 (TCI) or (+1) 610 715 0506 (US). For more information, please visit www.beachenclave.com or follow Beach Enclave on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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