Rep. Schiff Releases Statement on IRS Selective Enforcement Actions

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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

Report: Angels manager Brad Ausmus may lose job after disappointing season

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailScott Clarke / ESPN Images(LOS ANGELES) — Brad Ausmus’ job as manager of the Los Angeles Angels may be in jeopardy.Sources told ESPN Sunday the 49-year-old may be let go after coaching the team for just one season.The news comes after the Angels failed to reach the playoffs for a fifth consecutive year. The team closed the 2019 season with a 72-90 record, 35 games behind the top spot in the American League West.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. September 30, 2019 /Sports News – National Report: Angels manager Brad Ausmus may lose job after disappointing season Beau Lundcenter_img Written bylast_img

Melissa Enrique-Rada to run for at-large city council seat in May…

first_imgBAYONNE – Melissa Enriquez-Rada, president of the Rotary Club of Bayonne and a real-estate agent, will run for at-large Bayonne City Council in the upcoming May election, running on mayoral candidate Jason O’Donnell’s ticket. She joins Second Ward council candidate Kevin Kuhl and fellow at-large council candidate Dan Ward on O’Donnell’s slate. The current at-large city council members are Sharon Ashe-Nadrowski and Juan Perez. Both ran and won on Mayor James Davis’s ticket in June of 2015. Both have yet to formally announce a run for re-election.Enriquez-Rada, who has a husband, Adel, and four children in Bayonne, is also an assistant teacher for The Artists Avenue organization and promoter for High Tech High School’s Performing Arts program. She was previously president of the John M. Bailey’s PTA and worked with the Bayonne Women’s Club. Enriquez-Rada heads Blessed to Bless, a Bayonne-based nonprofit organization that sends missions to poor communities in the Philippines to provide food, clothing, medical, and dental care.“I’m blessed to work with so many throughout Bayonne whose sole focus is on improving our city, and I’m thankful to have the opportunity to serve both my local and international communities,” said Enriquez-Rada in a press release. “I’m proud to stand with Jason O’Donnell and the rest of our team because I know our only goal is to fight for Bayonne taxpayers and to make a better future for all of our residents. I have seen so many people in my travels who do not have the ability to be a voice in their own community and I am looking forward to the opportunity to work toward a better future for our city and everyone who lives here.”“Melissa Enriquez-Rada is a tremendous addition to our team,” O’Donnell said. “Melissa understands better than most that public service is sacrifice for the good of community and her work as an advocate is indicative of that sacrifice. I am looking forward to working with her to get our message of character and commitment to our city out to voters in advance of Election Day so we can establish a path in Bayonne that doesn’t include huge tax breaks for rich developers that mortgage our kids’ futures.” ×last_img read more

Art of gold

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Syracuse’s defense dominates without Nick Mellen in 17-4 win over Binghamton

first_img Published on February 15, 2020 at 6:41 pm Contact Mitchell: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+ Binghamton’s Thomas Greenblat drove toward the Syracuse net but was soon met by 6-foot-3 Peter Dearth. Instead of trying to beat his man, Greenblatt elected to dump the ball off to Quinn O’Hara who was then pressured by SU’s Brett Barlow. As Barlow closed in, the Bearcat attack sent a pass to X that was well out of reach. While the ball rolled out of bounds, Binghamton’s Ryan McBeth leaned over, put his hands on his knees and stared at the ground.No Orange player got credit for causing it, but that sequence was one of the Bearcats’ 21 turnovers Saturday — all of which Syracuse’s All-American captain close defender Nick Mellen watched from the sideline. Mellen left last week’s Colgate game with a muscular injury and is considered “week-to-week,” head coach John Desko said. Without their primary coverage defender and leader of the back-end, Syracuse’s (2-0) defense still dominated the Bearcats, holding Binghamton (0-2) to just 21 shots in a 17-4 victory in the Carrier Dome. “We were doing everything we discussed in the game plan and everything we wanted to improve upon,” Drake Porter said. “I couldn’t be happier with how the guys played in front of me.”Though Grant Murphy stepped in at close defense in place of Mellen, it was Brett Kennedy who filled his role covering the opponent’s top attack. All game, Kennedy followed Bearcat Will Talbott-Shere, Binghamton’s 2019 point leader, in the defensive zone — reaching with his pole to constantly keep Talbott-Shere within reach. The Binghamton junior, who scored in five consecutive games last year, was held to just one assist Saturday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPostgame, Desko said the defense had been working with assistant Lelan Rogers all week to improve communication. With Mellen standing between SU’s Owen Hull and Jerry Staats on the sideline for most of the game, Murphy, who Desko has said to be one of the team’s better communicators, stood in front of SU’s crease and called out to teammates — waiving them into position. Murphy’s experience at short-stick defensive midfield last season allowed him to smoothly jell with the close defensive unit.“I’ve been playing day in day out with these guys for three years,” Murphy said earlier this season. “Even though I was a shorty, that communication didn’t change, it stays the same.”With 10 minutes remaining in the contest, Syracuse’s Landon Clary shuffled back and forth outside Porter’s crease, keeping the head of his stick glued to Binghamton’s Vincent Basile. Twice, Bearcat attacks looked to pass it off to Basile, but both times Clary stepped in front and dissuaded the attempt. Clary came in at the beginning of the fourth quarter, replacing Kennedy in the blowout. In the freshman’s first college lacrosse experience, SU’s defense allowed only two shots with him on the field.“(Clary) was very aware of what was going on, his head was on a swivel,” Desko said. “Many times, you get in your first college game of your career, you tend to ball watch or just focus on your man.”Last week, SU had a perfect clearing percentage, but without Mellen to help facilitate Saturday, the Orange’s rate dropped 12.5%. Porter said postgame the Bearcats ran a different ride than the one SU watched film on, but that the 87.5% clearance rate (which still would have ranked eighth in the country last season) came down to a few mistakes.With seconds remaining in the first half, and Binghamton down only six, Porter dished a pass to Kennedy on his right after making a save. With a Bearcat attack immediately pressing him, Kennedy passed it back to Porter who soon after sent a pass over Grant Murphy’s head and out of play.Syracuse’s leaderless defense was not perfect Saturday, but it was still dominant. Even without Mellen, it suffocated a Binghamton offense like title-aspiring teams are supposed to. Commentslast_img read more