Something brown and smelly is coming from the kitchen tap

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter Previous articleLimerick woman rescued from bridge over River ShannonNext articlePregnant Limerick mother died after hospital release Alan Jacques Print WhatsApp Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival TAGSAnti Austerity AllianceCllr Cian PrendivillefeaturedIrish WaterlimerickWater Charges center_img Linkedin Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Michael Mulcahy with a sample of the water from his tap in Kennedy Park.Picture: Keith WisemanMichael Mulcahy with a sample of the water from his tap in Kennedy Park.Picture: Keith Wiseman“THE smell off it was putrid, it was like faeces.”This was the description of the gunky water coming from the kitchen tap of Kennedy Park resident Michael Mulcahy this Tuesday afternoon.According to the 56-year-old, who lives on an invalidity pension at his home on the Galvone Road, this is the second time in less than a week that his tap water has turned this murky colour. He turned on his tap around midday and was overwhelmed by the “rancid” stink and pigmentation of the water.“This is not a joke. It happened last Thursday as well and about two months before that too. It is happening far too often. Something needs to be done about it.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “You should see the water in my tank in the attic. It is like brown shite. I also took a picture of a glass of water as it was coming out of the tap and it was filled with sediment. The stink off it was unbearable. It is just sickening. I certainly wouldn’t drink the water coming out of the taps.“I let the tap run for about ten minutes and the yellow colour eventually ran out of the water. I had clothes in the washing machine at the time and they were destroyed. The smell was disgusting. I had to put more washing powder in the machine and wash them all over again.Mr Mulcahy, who is opposed to water charges, said he didn’t call Irish Water to register his complaint as he feared this would be misconstrued as him signing up for the utility’s services.“I definitely have no intention of paying water charges. I am totally against them. The water up here is undrinkable and people are sick of the shite that is coming through the taps. It has to be a serious health hazard,”  he suggests.Anti Austerity Alliance councillor Cian Prendiville is now urging anyone having difficulties with Irish Water, but who do not want to contact them directly, to get in touch with him.“I have contacted Irish Water and it seems that repairs were being carried out on the network in Kennedy Park that resulted in the water being contaminated. However, if water works leave the water undrinkable, the residents should at least be warned about this. It is not good enough for people to turn on their taps and find undrinkable, contaminated water,” he said.A statement from Irish Water said that they try to resolve all customer issues in a timely and efficient manner.“However, if we are not made aware of issues it makes investigating them difficult. Customers with any issues in relation to their water supply should contact our contact centre on 1890 278 278.“We are undertaking a national investment programme to address the acknowledged deficiencies in the country’s water infrastructure. €340 million was invested in improving water and wastewater services in 2014 and over €363 million during 2015,” the statement concluded. NewsLocal NewsSomething brown and smelly is coming from the kitchen tapBy Alan Jacques – March 3, 2016 1029 Advertisement Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

4-H Lifetime Achievement 2017

first_imgEach summer, thousands of children experience summer camp through Georgia 4-H’s camping programs. Those programs are possible because of the dedication of leaders like Ted Jenkins and his wife, Gerrye Jenkins, who are the recipients of the 2017 Georgia 4-H Lifetime Achievement Award.The couple spent nearly two decades ensuring that 4-H’ers and counselors had fun, safe camp experiences that they would cherish throughout their lives. Ted Jenkins, a retired University of Georgia Cooperative Extension specialist, led the Georgia 4-H summer camp programs from 1980-1997. Gerrye Jenkins served alongside him.The couple will be honored at the Georgia 4-H Gala on Aug. 12 in Atlanta.“Summer camp has been one of the core areas of the University of Georgia’s 4-H program since the 1920s,” said Arch Smith, Georgia’s state 4-H leader. “Ted and Gerrye led this program for 17 years and kept our 4-H camping program among the best in the nation. Their positive impact on the tens of thousands of children who camped at the Georgia 4-H centers was only exceeded by the influence they had on the 500-plus summer camp counselors they mentored during their years as leaders of the program.”The Jenkinses, who are well-known throughout the 4-H camping program for their dedicated service, continue to advocate for the organization by attending meetings and banquets, serving in advisory roles and donating funds for project competitions. “We were very surprised and honored that the committee felt we are deserving of the 4-H Lifetime Achievement Award,” said Ted Jenkins. “As the first pair to receive this recognition, the ‘pairing’ seems only fitting.”“When we consider our life, both in marriage and the workplace, we’ve always been devoted to teamwork,” said Gerrye Jenkins. “Our motto has always been, ‘All for one and one for all.’”Nominees for the lifetime achievement award must have made significant contributions to Georgia 4-H, including service as a leader, faculty or staff member, donor or adviser. The Jenkinses have served in all of these roles at one time or another and continue to give back to the organization as volunteers.Natives of Arkansas, the couple moved to Georgia in the early 1970s after both received degrees from the University of Arkansas. Ted Jenkins initially served as a UGA Extension agent in Wayne County from 1974-76 and then returned in 1980 as the Georgia 4-H camping coordinator.As part of an organizational restructuring, Ted Jenkins was the first program coordinator for all of the camping programs at Georgia 4-H centers, which included the Rock Eagle, Fulton, Tybee Island and Wahsega 4-H centers. He maintained oversight of fiscal and facility management at the Fulton, Tybee Island and Wahsega 4-H centers.After assisting in the establishment of the Jekyll Island 4-H Center in 1983, that center was also added to Ted Jenkins’ purview.During his time as camping coordinator, the high ropes challenge course, a Fourth of July community fireworks show and a water slide at Rock Eagle 4-H Center were the leading improvements to the summer camping program. Additionally, Ted Jenkins took steps to increase participation numbers by marketing the camps through promotional brochures and videos.Gerrye Jenkins, a noted public school teacher, served for 35 years in many roles, including gifted and special education and counseling. Twenty of those 35 years were spent in the Putnam County, Georgia, school system, where she spent her summers helping camp counselors lead program activities for nearly 1,000 campers each week.The couple fondly remembers their days serving the Georgia 4-H camping program. They still give back by hosting leadership counselors for dinner at their home, just a few minutes down the road from the Rock Eagle 4-H Center. They attend the Winter Counselor Reunion Banquet to present an annual scholarship to an outstanding counselor as well as the State 4-H Congress banquet in Atlanta as representatives of the Master 4-H Club.“Every counselor who worked under Mr. Ted and Miss Gerrye was truly blessed to have them be a part of that counselor’s life,” said Ken Jones, co-chair of the 2017 Georgia 4-H Gala and one of a group who nominated the couple for the award. “They were not merely our bosses, but our friends, and to a certain extent, they were our second set of parents. Their direction, advice and mostly love and infectious support were directly channeled through us to the thousands of campers who went through the program each summer. This award is justly warranted. It puts them at the top of Georgia 4-H’s great leaders and supporters.”The Jenkinses were part of the inaugural committee for the Georgia 4-H Gala in the early 2000s and have been active participants since that time.For more information about the 2017 Georgia 4-H Gala, including sponsorships and ticket sales, visit Proceeds from the event help support UGA Extension’s 4-H Youth Development program, the state’s largest youth leadership organization that reaches over 170,000 young people annually.last_img read more

H1N1 FLU BREAKING NEWS: Pregnancy and Dutch vaccine priorities, a call for flu ‘czar’ in Canada, minority patients in Boston

first_imgAugust 18, 2009Dutch officials set flu vaccine prioritiesHealth authorities in the Netherlands said today they will administer novel flu vaccine starting in October to about 5 million to 6 million people who are at high risk for flu complications, Agence France-Presse reported. Priority groups include those with certain medical conditions, women with underlying conditions who are more than 4 months pregnant, and those older than 60. Officials said they aren’t planning to vaccinate the whole population but have ordered vaccine for 16.5 million people.Canadian experts call for ‘health czar’ to lead flu fightCanada should have a “health czar” to lead a mass immunization campaign against the novel flu virus and streamline the deployment of equipment and staff needed to manage the epidemic, Dr Paul Hebert, editor-in-chief of the Canadian Medical Association Journal, and his team wrote in an editorial yesterday. They said governments need laws that give leaders the power to rapidly respond to complex pandemic issues. He called for a summit to plot out the next public health response actions.Minorities account for oversize share of Boston’s flu hospitalizationsA disproportionate number of patients hospitalized with novel H1N1 flu infections in the Boston area have been African American or Hispanic, the city’s public health officials have found, according to the Boston Globe. They speculate that urban crowding, high levels of chronic health conditions, and other issues related to poverty are contributing factors. Of 71 flu patients hospitalized, 49% were African American and 28% were Hispanic, rates double the groups’ shares of the city population. 18 Boston Globe storyChinese firm claims good results in clinical trial of H1N1 vaccineThe Chinese company Sinovac Biotech said a single dose of its novel H1N1 vaccine generated an immune response and appeared safe in its first clinical trial, Bloomberg News reported today. The firm asserted that the product met “international criteria for vaccines” and caused no severe side effects in 1,614 volunteers. The company said the results were the first reported for any H1N1 vaccine clinical trial. No details were released on the immune responses to different doses.Aug 18 Bloomberg story confirms first novel flu caseMozambique’s health ministry today confirmed the country’s first novel flu case, in a 46-year-old woman who had recently traveled to South Africa, AFP reported. She is recovering at home. Meanwhile, a disease expert in South Africa said poverty, diseases such as HIV, and overburdened health systems make African countries vulnerable to the novel flu virus, according to another AFP report today. Ed Rybicki, a virologist, said the virus could spread undetected because of poor disease surveillance.Aug 18 AFP storyCrucell gets NIAID contract for monoclonal antibody workThe Dutch pharmaceutical company Crucell announced today that it received a $40.7 million contract from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to continue developing monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of seasonal and pandemic flu. It contains an option for $28.4 million in additional funding. Crucell said the antibodies are active against seasonal H1N1 viruses, including antiviral-resistant strains, plus H5N1 and pandemic H1N1. 18 Crucell press releaselast_img read more

2 ‘pushers’ fall in Panay buy-bust

first_imgThe minor was turned over to the Panay municipal police station’s Womenand Children Protection desk, while Arcangeles was detained in the custodialfacility of the police station. Aside from suspected shabu, a P500 marked money and cash amounting toP150 were also seized from the suspects. The 21-year-old Kenn Joy Angeles and a 17-year-old minor – bothresidents of Roxas City, Capiz – yielded the suspected illegal drugs, policesaid. ROXAS City – Nine sachets of suspected shabu were seized in a buy-bustoperation in Barangay Tanza Sur, Panay, Capiz. Kenn Joy Angeles and a 17-year-old minor sits while antidrug officers inspect items seized from them. They were nabbed in an entrapment operation in arangay Tanza Sur, Panay, Capiz on Feb. 20. center_img Personnel of the Capiz Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit and the Panaymunicipal police station staged the entrapment operation on Feb. 20. “Gin monitor naton ang ila nga movement antes gin kasa ang operation saila,” Police Captain Marvin Balmes, Panay Chief of Police told Panay News. Charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the comprehensiveDangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed against them./PNlast_img read more