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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Infrastructure fund for 16 Kalibo villages pushed

first_imgVice Mayor Cynthia Dela Cruz said thecouncil, through a resolution, was urging Mayor Emerson Lachica to appropriatethe amount for the infrastructure projects of each barangay. KALIBO, Aklan – The Sangguniang Bayan(SB) here is pushing for a P1-million additional allocation for each of the 16villages in the town.    “The people of Kalibo are happy withthe opening of the new circumferential road in Barangay Tigayon but the sameshould be connected to other municipal and barangay roads not only for goodtransportation of goods but an indication of a progressive town in becoming acity,” it added. The Sangguniang Bayan of Kalibo, through a resolution, is pushing for a P1-million additional allocation for each of the 16 villages in the town for the infrastructure projects. “The vision of Kalibo is to create avibrant, livable and greener city. One indication of a vibrant city is the easymovement of people and goods. This needs good transportation through goodroads,” the resolution said. The appeal was developed after the SBnoted that the concentration of the infrastructures is seen within theboundaries of Barangay Poblacion in Kalibo.  The SB resolution also empowers thebarangays to decide for their respective infrastructure projects using the saidamount. The budget, if approved, can be utilized next year./PNlast_img read more

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Bruce to intervene in Tigers row

first_imgHull manager Steve Bruce intends to speak to owner Assem Allam about his proposal to rebrand the club after claiming the Egyptian “does not understand” the tradition that goes with the name of the team. Allam has been the target of strong criticism from fans ever since he announced his intention to ditch the 109-year-old title of Hull City AFC in favour of his preferred Hull Tigers. He has been dismissive of those who oppose the move and in an interview with a Sunday newspaper told his detractors they could “die as soon as they want” – a reference to the City Till We Die movement. “They can die as soon as they want, as long as they leave the club for the majority who just want to watch good football.” “How can they call themselves fans, these hooligans, this militant minority, when they disturb and distract the players while taking away the rights of others to watch the football, and of companies who have paid good money for advertising?” The latter suggestions were met with disappointment by the City Till We Die fans group. A statement released to Press Association Sport read: “Thankfully, hooliganism at football in this country is now exceedingly rare. “The intemperate suggestion that singing “City Till I Die” or holding a banner with Hull City’s name on it constitutes disorder is ill-informed, unhelpful and will be considered by many to be offensive.; nor is it credible to believe that such measured actions will have any effect whatsoever upon the team we so admire. “We reiterate our advice to all City fans to continue their fine support for our fantastic team while positively expressing a preference for our current name.” Bruce has thus far attempted to rise above the row and focus on football matters but now plans to intervene in a bid to prevent the issue affecting on-field performances. “I think the chairman has put something like £70 million into this club, so without him there wouldn’t be a club or a ‘Hull City’, it would be down the tubes,” he said. “However, I’ve got to have a conversation with him. I don’t think he understands quite what it means to the history and the tradition. “All he thinks about is going forward. He thinks the brand would be better and that’s his opinion. “What we can’t let happen is for it to fester on. At times when things aren’t going so well it can create an atmosphere that no-one wants. We should be enjoying the Premier League rather than talking about a badge or a name change. “They (the Allam family) don’t really want brownie points, I just don’t think they quite understand what it means to a lot of people. “If we’re Hull City Tigers or Hull City, we’ve got to stay together.” Bruce’s words may serve to smooth some of the tensions arising from Allam’s most recent interview, during which he told the Independent on Sunday: “I don’t mind ‘City till we die’. Press Associationlast_img read more

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