Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Email Linkedin Advertisement Limerick on Covid watch list Facebook Limerick’s O’Connell Street Revitalisation Works to go ahead RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp O’Donnell Welcomes Major Enhancement Works for Castletroy Neighbourhood Park Previous articleLive At The Docklands with Josh Gray – The Limerick Post ShowNext articleMural and new priory walkway unveiled in Kilmallock Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter Print 31-5-19#OurCouncilOurStories is a new video campaign launched by Limerick City and County Council to celebrate the dedicated and diverse work of the organisation’s employees.Launched today by the Marketing & Communications department at Limerick City and County Council, ‘Our Council, Our Stories’ is a series of video shorts to be shown throughout the month of June that will illustrate the mix of services, diversity and personality of the Council’s employees.L-R: Mayor of the City and County of Limerick, Cllr. James Collins, Anne Goggin, Senior Executive Engineer, Dean McDarby, the Mobile Library Driver, and Michael Sheehan, Parks Superintendent, in the People’s Park.Picture: Keith WisemanA new video campaign has been launched by Limerick City and County Council to celebrate the dedicated and diverse work of the organisation’s employees.Launched today by the Marketing & Communications department at Limerick City and County Council, ‘Our Council, Our Stories’ is a series of video shorts to be shown throughout the month of June that will illustrate the mix of services, diversity and personality of the Council’s employees.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The videos, created by Southern Media, can be viewed on Limerick.ie social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vimeo and YouTube) and new stories will appear each week and onLimerick.ie/Council-Stories over the month of June.The first video, launched today on the eve of the amalgamated Council’s fifth birthday, features Alphonsus O’Regan, a traffic warden based in Kilmallock, as he covers his daily beat and helps with anything that might come his way.Kane Malone, a firefighter in Mulgrave Street, describes the challenges and rewards of being a firefighter with Limerick Fire and Rescue Service, while artist blacksmith Eric O’Neill, who’s based in the Council’s Cappamore Arts Studios, describes how the artist space enhances the County Limerick town.Mayor of Limerick City and County Cllr James Collins said: “I’m always amazed at how many people do not realise the extent of the work that a local authority does. Limerick City and County Council provides almost 600 public services as well as promoting the interests of local communities across the city and county and the social, economic, environmental, recreational and cultural development of Limerick. Our Council has enabled a great renaissance and a lot of change in Limerick over the last five years and this campaign is a nice way to tell some of those stories in the best way possible; through the people that work here.”Head of Marketing and Communications at the Council, Laura Ryan said that an upcoming episode will feature the new Treaty City Brewery on Nicholas Street which received funding from Limerick City and County Council for preservation and refurbishment work.“The series will also feature the man responsible for ensuring Limerick is in bloom every summer, Michael Sheehan, the Council’s Parks superintendent. It’s incredible to think that more than 10,000 plants and shrubs are planted every year to add welcome splashes of colour to Limerick’s streets and parks and it’s great to get a glimpse of the hard work that goes on behind the scenes.”Our Council, Our Stories also profiles the Bee Friendly Limerick project and engineer Anne Goggin who explains how the local authority delays the start of its annual grass-cutting programme in certain areas in order to help give bees and other pollinators an early food source.The popular Limerick Mobile Library Service is also featured, mobile librarian Dean McDarby describes the initiative which provides for the culture, education, information, learning, recreation and study needs of people of all ages in the county.The series also features Valerie Stundon, the Council’s water safety officer on taking care around our lakes and rivers as the summer season approaches.For more information please visit Limerick.ie/Council-Stories or see Limerick.ie on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vimeo and YouTube. #OurCouncilOurStories NewsLocal NewsNew video campaign Our Council, Our Stories launched by Limerick City and County CouncilBy Staff Reporter – June 4, 2019 231 TAGSLimerick City and CountyLimerick City and County Councillocal newsNews Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type!
Gary Hershorn/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Parts of midtown Manhattan in New York City were hit with a power outage on Saturday evening, causing Times Square billboards to go dark, leaving people trapped in elevators and shutting down a Jennifer Lopez concert at Madison Square Garden.Just before midnight on Saturday, Consolidated Edison Inc., New York City’s power provider, said that power had been restored to all of the 73,000 affected customers, though some lingering issues continued, such as darkened traffic lights. The utility’s news conference at one of its Upper West Side locations was briefly interrupted by whoops and cheers as lights came back on.“This is something that we have plans for — every precinct has plans for. … We’ve been through this and we really know what we need to do,” New York Police Commissioner James O’Neill said at a late Saturday press conference.Luis Ferer said he was walking from Central Park to meet a friend at Lincoln Center at about 7:20 p.m. and was startled to see the darkened streets.“The only things you could see were the car headlights and the neon lights of the halal carts. It was nerve-racking. I was asking why there weren’t any police.”Photos circulated on social media showing the iconic sign of Radio Music Hall unlit, movie-goers evacuating from Lincoln Center’s cinema and the sprawling Columbus Circle subway station without lights. Traffic lights were not working along a stretch of Manhattan that extends up about a mile, from midtown, near Times Square, and extending up to the Upper West Side, the area close to Lincoln Center performing arts complex, and west from Central Park to the Hudson River.“This could be a very chaotic situation. We saw New Yorkers at their best. … New Yorkers helping neighbors,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said late Saturday.In some cases, New Yorkers stepped in to help direct traffic.“I applaud all New Yorkers,” Cuomo said. “When things are at their worst, New Yorkers are at their best.”Adam Korzeniewski, a political consultant, was heading to meet a friend for dinner on the Upper West Side when the lights went out.“It was surreal, because normally you have the lights and commotion of New York City. But it was pitch black,” he said.He said he saw a handful of pedestrians step in to direct traffic. Once he reached the northern point of the blackout, he said he saw an “exodus of people” walking towards the lit-up buildings.The outage began just before 7 p.m. and initially impacted about 20,000 customers. An hour later, the impacted area nearly doubled, and the outage eventually spread even further, causing the lights to go out at Madison Square Garden, a Con Ed spokesman said.The singer Jennifer Lopez said on Twitter she would reschedule her show after her performance was cut short. Concert attendees posted the moment when the stadium went dark.A spokesman for the city fire department said they responded to “numerous” calls about stuck elevators and power outages.The Twitter account for New York subways said the agency is working to keep trains moving and bypassed affected stations. All lines and stations were back operating as usual by 2 a.m. on Sunday.Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is Iowa to campaign for president, initially delayed returning to the city, but later his spokesperson said he was on his way back.O’Neill said he’d been speaking to de Blasio throughout the outage and “he knows the lights are back on and he’s real proud of the first responders.”Two city officials briefed on the situation told ABC News that the outages at first appeared to be under control. But when it appeared the problem was getting worse, it set off a scramble among city and state officials who feared that the outages could expand further and the mayor decide to return to New York.While the official numbers may not be available until later Sunday, the FDNY told New York ABC station WABC-TV that call volume in Manhattan jumped exponentially within the first few hours of the blackout. The FDNY responded to approximately 1,000 calls in Manhattan alone, with about 750 related to stuck elevators and automatic alarms.“We’ve got to make sure it doesn’t happen again and it’s designed to not happen again,” Cuomo said.Con Ed said it dealt with returning power to the city Saturday night and would begin assessing what happened throughout the night and into Sunday.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
highlights Ben Stokes took a superb catch against South Africa.Chris Woakes catch sent back Imam-ul-Haq for 44.Pakistan lost their opening game against West Indies in Trent Bridge. New Delhi: The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is fast been dominated by England and their brilliant catching. Ben Stokes stole the show with what has been dubbed as the ‘catch of the tournament’ during the opening game of the tournament in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash against South Africa at The Oval. However, in England’s second game against Pakistan in Trent Bridge in Nottingham, Chris Woakes put up a similar effort as the hosts built pressure on Pakistan. The unlucky victim this time was Imam-ul-Haq, who was nearing a fifty and had put Pakistan on course for a big total. The incident took place on the first ball of the 20th over bowled by Moeen Ali.Moeen bowled a flighted delivery from round the wicket on off stump, Imam-ul-Haq danced down the track and made some room to loft the delivery inside out to wide long off. Chris Woakes ran to his right and kept his eyes on the ball, dived full length to his right and plucked a stunning catch with both hands. In the game against South Africa, Adil Rashid bowled a flighted delivery outside off and Andile Phehlukwayo dragged the slog sweep to deep midwicket. The left-hander had made good contact and it looked like the ball would sail over for a six. However, Stokes had other ideas. Perched near the boundary, jumped backwards and took a one-handed catch near the boundary to send Phehlukwayo back for 24. The cricketing world went berserk with Stokes’ catch and England made a big statement with a resounding 104-run win against South Africa.Pakistan started their campaign on a horrendous note with a big loss against the West Indies in Trent Bridge. The batsmen could not cope with the pace and bounce of the West Indies side and they were bundled out for 105. West Indies romped home to a seven-wicket win. England have been the red-hot favourites heading into the contest against Pakistan, having recently won a five-match ODI series against them 0-4, with one game being abandoned at The Oval due to a no-result. Pakistan have not secured a victory in their last 12 ODIs while England, while chasing in ODIs, have won 17 out of 20 games with two games getting abandoned due to a no-result and one match being tied. The tied match took place at Trent Bridge and it involved Sri Lanka with Woakes smashing 95 and Liam Plunkett hammering a last ball six off Nuwan Pradeep to reach 286. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.