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 Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie 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

Lebanon records first novel coronavirus death: Health ministry

first_imgA Lebanese man died Tuesday from the novel coronavirus, a health ministry official said, marking the country’s first recorded death from an epidemic that has infected 41 people nationwide. The 56-year-old had been receiving treatment at Beirut’s Rafic Hariri state hospital, the ministry official told AFP, adding that he had recently returned from Egypt, where coronavirus infections have also been detected.Lebanon, already hit by economic collapse and anti-government protests, is now grappling with an outbreak of the deadly COVID-19 virus — its latest in a long list of crises. Lebanon has said it would deny entry to non-resident foreigners arriving from China, South Korea, Iran and Italy, which are among the hardest hit by the epidemic.But domestic concern is still high amid fears that Lebanon is not equipped to face a mass outbreak. With a grinding liquidity crunch and dwindling foreign reserves, Lebanon has struggled to secure the dollars needed for medical imports even before coronavirus arrived. Prime Minister Hassan Diab announced on Saturday that the country would suspend payment on Eurobonds.  Health Minister Hamad Hassan said last week that the country has moved beyond the phase of “containment” and was bracing for a more serious outbreak.Schools, universities, cafes, pubs and other public places have since been ordered shut over fears of the virus.Sport tournaments have been postponed and cultural events cancelled. According to the health minister, the origins of Lebanon’s cases have mostly been traced to other countries.center_img Topics :last_img read more

MCC Community Theatre Presents “Hamlet in the Hood”

first_img(MIRAMAR, Florida – The City of Miramar is excited to present the Community Theatre Program – Shakespeare in the Park. The performance entitled, “Hamlet in the Hood” is scheduled for Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 4:00PM.It is an original music production written and directed by JoMarie Payton (TV personality, Singer, Actress Director) from the hit TV show, Family Matters, and featuring students from the program. JoMarie will be available for interviews before the performance.Miramar Community Theatre is structured as 10 week sessions where students will engage in hands-on-participatory activities that culminate in the development of a full stage production. This learning through the arts initiative encourages creative thinking, breaks down barriers and builds self-confidence while honing both on stage and behind-the-scenes skillsets.Our dedicated Community Theatre youth will present Shakespeare in the Park: Hamlet in the Hood produced by JoMarie Payton! Enjoy an afternoon in the park and watch the Miramar Community Theatre put on a one of a kind free performance filled with comedy and fun for the entire family! Come 30 minutes early and enjoy free face painting for children 12 and under! Don’t forget your lawn chairs!This event is FREE and open to the Community! RSVP at https://mccshakethepark.eventbrite.com . Your support of this show is also support for the preservation and progression of Cultural Arts for future generations!last_img read more

Body of missing paddleboarder found

first_imgAuthorities in Citrus County are reporting that they have found the body of a paddleboarder who went missing on Saturday.The body of 43-year-old Joshua Grant Hensley was found Monday morning at the King’s Bay in Crystal River.According to the report, park rangers last saw Hensley alive when he paddled out of Hunter Springs Park. It is believed he was on his way to to Shell Island to watch the sunset, however, investigators say during their search for him, they found no evidence that he actually made it to the park.Citrus County Sheriff’s Office’s aviation and marine units then found his paddle board in King’s Bay and then Hensley’s body near Pete’s Pier.“We offer our deepest condolences to Joshua’s family and friends in this difficult time,” Citrus County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. “‘Captain Jack’ was a beloved figure in the community and will be missed.”Park Rangers say they contacted the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office when they noticed that Hensley’s car remained in their parking lot Sunday and no one had seen him since Saturday.last_img read more

Camo, neon aren’t college basketball fan favorites

first_imgFASHION STATEMENT?–This photo illustration released by Adidas shows the uniforms for NCAA basketball teams, from left, University of Cincinnati, University of Kansas, University of Notre Dame, Baylor University, UCLA and the University of Louisville. (AP Photo/Adidas) by Samantha CritchellAP Fashion WriterNEW YORK (AP) — It seems an unpopular position in college basketball is fashion forward.The neon-colored jerseys and camouflage-covered shorts debuted by six teams in their postseason conference championships ahead of the NCAA men’s basketball tournaments weren’t well received in the press or social media, with critics particularly targeting UCLA, Kansas and Notre Dame because of the schools’ tradition-rich athletic histories. Louisville, Cincinnati and Baylor also got uniform makeovers from Adidas, and they didn’t go over so well, either.They were called Underoos, Fruit Stripes and LMFAO costumes. Some people just called them ugly — and you can search for them online that way.The changes happened to be in line with fashion runways and recreational athleticwear, where highlighter brights and creative camo have been bona fide trends. And alternate uniforms have become part of the college football and basketball landscape — but these uniforms still made some fans cringe.“What is distracting is all the patterns,” said Sam Gordon, a Johns Hopkins student and big NCAA basketball fan. “It could take the crowd’s focus away from a player’s jump shot to what they are wearing.”Even President Barack Obama felt compelled to weigh in. In going through his bracket with ESPN, he cited the uniforms as a reason Notre Dame shouldn’t go any further than the second round, saying “that neon glow wasn’t working for me.”Jeff Halmos, half of the menswear designer duo Shipley & Halmos, called the uniforms “ultra-forward” — but that may not be a compliment.“I was so shocked at UCLA. If I was part of a storied franchise like that, I’d say, ‘Absolutely not.’ I would tell my team that it’s an honor to wear this traditional jersey, and I wouldn’t cheapen it,” he said. “There’s a threshold to which innovation crosses a boundary. The ‘throwback era’ — when classic uniforms had a mainstream moment a few years ago — that was so much better. To me, there’s so much in menswear that’s about heritage.”If the goal was buzz, though, that’s certainly been accomplished. And maybe these limited-edition uniforms weren’t created for most of the armchair — or barstool — fans. They could be a recruiting tool for next-gen talent, said Will Welch, senior editor of GQ magazine.“There’s something gimmicky about them, but outlandish choices like this can end up defining an era,” said Welch. “They’re pretty shocking now, but I’m an adult fan, and that’s different than being a 12-year-old kid dying to grow up and play at Kansas or Louisville. … There’s a good chance that these kids love the idea of debuting something that’s exciting.”Sports fans are quick to get behind fashion trends that help show support of their favorite teams and players, he said. How many people wore dorky glasses with no lenses to games — and even their offices — after the NBA’s Russell Westbrook did?Among the less popular innovations in the new uniforms were short sleeves on jerseys for UCLA, Baylor and Louisville — something Adidas also introduced this year for the NBA’s Golden State Warriors.But guess who likes the sleeves? Louisville guard Peyton Siva, the Big East tournament’s MVP two years in a row.Last week, after Louisville’s win over Notre Dame, he said, “I think everybody shot a lot better today with the sleeves.”He also wanted to take home the shorts, and gave a compliment to Notre Dame’s uniforms, too. “I thought they were pretty awesome. Other people might not like them because they’re different, but I love them.”Several players interviewed by The Associated Press cheered the uniforms — and sports being sports, those who won while wearing the uniforms seemed to like them more.“I could see the uniforms becoming a good-luck charm,” said Gordon.last_img read more