‘Cut our junkets and prune costs’

first_imgEstimates meeting next weekA WEEK before city councillors approve the estimates for 2010, the Limerick Post has had it confirmed that the estimated cost for running the city next year is €88.5million, compared to €88.7 million for 2009. One councillor has already asked his colleagues to look into their own hearts and cut out unnecessary expenses and payments.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The city manger has decided not to increase the commercial rate for a fourth year.However, Cllr Joe Leddin and Cllr Kieran O’Hanlon, argue this concession is not sufficient.“Given that businesses in the city are struggling to stay afloat and that many have gone to the wall, we’d like to see a reduction in the commercial rate. Labour will put forward our proposal for a rates reduction, even if it means cutting the allowances of councillors, including for overseas travel.I think that with a bit of collective goodwill across the entire council, there is scope to find money to allow a rates reduction for the business sector, which has its back to the wall at the moment,” Cllr Leddin told this newspaper.Cllr O’Hanlon is calling for the abolition of water rate charges to voluntary sports clubs. He said that savings could be made by cutting other costs.“In this economic crisis, it’s ridiculous that councillors get €6,000 annually to chair SPC meetings – chairs of meetings get €1,500 per meeting, which is immoral – actually one particular councillor gets €12,000 a year for chairing meetings. It’s also time to cut out junkets. – I know that the Sinn Fein councillor, the four Labour councillors and two Independents, are of the same mind but that doesn’t give us a majority.”It is the elected representatives that vote to have a budget passed for the city and as they absorb details of the city manager’s book of estimates prior to voting on the issue next Tuesday, it emerges that the €1million realised from the second home property tax will allow the city’s pedestrianisation programme to continue on a scaled down basis.Road maintenance funding is down by €100,000 and a small reduction in the wheelie bin waiver scheme is also forecast.Cllr Jim Long said that the nine Fine Gael members will be making their own input to the Estimates debate but that they are not ruling out a reduction in the commercial rate. NewsLocal News‘Cut our junkets and prune costs’By admin – December 17, 2009 503 WhatsApp Facebook Advertisement Previous articleMunster need win in the “Bear pit” with same 15Next articleNo joy for Market traders admincenter_img Print Linkedin Twitter Emaillast_img read more

NEWS SCAN: Anthrax vaccine, import food safety, H5N1 lab exposure, Egyptian avian flu controls, HHS webinar, Congo Ebola outbreak ends

first_imgFeb 17, 2009Researchers develop oral anthrax vaccineUsing bacteria commonly found in yogurt as a delivery vehicle, researchers are developing an oral anthrax vaccine, according to a study to be published this week in the online edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study in mice showed that the oral anthrax vaccine was almost as effective as the injectable version.[Feb 16 North Carolina State University press release]Counterfeiting, adulteration threaten import food safetyBurgeoning international trade is overwhelming the oversight of food safety in many nations, experts warned yesterday at an imported food safety symposium at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Chicago. They added that food adulteration and counterfeiting from overseas is likely to continue, given demand for inexpensive food. Improving risk-based inspections, the detection of signals of contamination, immediate response to outbreaks, and risk communications may help reduce food contamination, the experts said.[Feb 16 Michigan State University press release]Czech lab workers exposed to H5N1Lab employees working with ferrets in the Czech Republic were treated with oseltamivir (Tamiflu) recently after they handled flu vaccine that had been contaminated with the H5N1 avian influenza virus, according to media reports today. Deutsche Presse-Agentur (DPA), citing a Czech newspaper, said that the vaccine was made by Baxter. Representatives from the company reportedly said the vaccine was likely contaminated during packaging in Austria.Egypt implements new H5N1 controlsAnimal health officials in Egypt closed 71 poultry farms in Kalyubiyah governorate for 6 months, according to a report on the country’s H5N1 disease-control efforts that was recently posted on the Web site of Egypt-based Strengthening Avian Influenza Detection and Response (SAIDR). At a Jan 17 meeting of northern governorates, authorities decided to extend poultry vaccination to urban and surrounding areas to further reduce human exposure to the virus.Webinar to probe mental health pandemic planningMental health components of pandemic planning is the topic of tomorrow’s US Health and Human Services (HHS) PlanFirst Webcast, which will be held at 2 pm (EST).Congo says Ebola outbreak is overThe recent Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has ended, the nation’s health ministry announced yesterday. The last person who had a confirmed infection died on Jan 1, according to a statement today from the World Health Organization (WHO). Authorities reported 32 cases, including 15 deaths, which include confirmed, probable, and suspect cases.[Feb 17 WHO statement]last_img read more

Unai Emery pleased with Kieran Tierney’s display in 4-0 win against Standard Liege

first_img Metro Sport ReporterFriday 4 Oct 2019 7:46 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link411Shares Kieran Tierney impressed in Arsenal’s 4-0 win against Standard Liege (Picture: Getty)Arsenal boss Unai Emery was full of praise for Kieran Tierney after the Scot’s display in the Gunners’ 4-0 win against Standard Liege.The Gunners made it six points from six in their Europa League group after Joe Willock and Dani Ceballos added to Gabriel Martinelli’s early double.Tierney was making just his second start for the club since his arrival from Celtic and Standard Liege were expected to pose a bigger threat than Nottingham Forest on his full debut.But the 22-year-old looked assured throughout and set-up Martinelli to power in Arsenal’s opener with a fine header.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Unai Emery pleased with Kieran Tierney’s display in 4-0 win against Standard Liege Tierney was making his second start for the club (Picture: Getty)And Emery revealed afterwards that he was pleased with Tierney’s performance.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Kieran, after his injury, he’s coming back with a good attitude,’ said Emery.‘Last week he played 80 minutes against Nottingham Forest with a good performance.‘Tonight is also a good performance.‘I think were are a better competitive team with him and Sead Kolasinac at left-back.‘We are happy with him.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArsenal take on Bournemouth at the Emirates on Sunday and Emery must decide whether to reinstate Sead Kolasinac or stick with Tierney for the game against the Cherries.Tierney is yet to feature in the Premier League following his move south of the border.MORE: Unai Emery claims Mesut Ozil did not deserve to be a substitute in Arsenal’s win over Standard Liege Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Julian Whigham participates in practice and other notes

first_imgSenior cornerback Julian Whigham fully participated during the first 20 minutes of Syracuse’s practice on Monday which were open to the media.He left Saturday’s Fan Fest scrimmage after taking a nasty fall while trying to defend a pass. The ball popped into the air and was intercepted by Rodney Williams while Whigham was flat on the grass.Whigham limped off the field, but had ice on his right knee as he posed for photos with fans at the Orange’s “selfie stations” following the scrimmage.Other observations from day nine of training camp:Sophomore quarterback AJ Long was limited in practice again. Similar to three days ago, Long didn’t hold a ball while doing a quarterback shuffle drill and sat out of quarterback-center exchange drill.Wide receiver Alvin Cornelius and running back Dontae Strickland both fully participated after missing Saturday’s Fan Fest.Redshirt freshman defensive tackle Kayton Samuels wore sneakers and no pads and spent time during practice riding a stationary bike and working 1-on-1 with defensive coordinator Chuck Bullough. Samuels didn’t play in Saturday’s scrimmage but head coach Scott Shafer said he expects his return in the next couple days.Syracuse attempted a fake field goal with its first string during the open portion of practice on Monday. Senior punter and holder Riley Dixon pulled the ball back and rolled out to his right. He threw the ball across his body about 20 yards down the field but no one was nearby and the ball fell incomplete. Published on August 17, 2015 at 11:17 am Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder textcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

As you were at the top of the Premier League

first_imgTV images appeared to show Evans spitting towards  Cisse during their win while Cisse appeared to spit back.Liverpool are back up to fifth place after a 2-0 win over Burnley.There were also wins for Stoke and Tottenham over Everton and Swansea respectively. Chelsea remain top of the standings after a 1-0 win over West Ham, while Man City are still five points behind the leaders after they were comfortable 2-0 winners over Leicester.Arsenal stay in third after a 2-1 victory at QPR, while Manchester United left it late before Ashley Young helped them to a 1-0 win over Newcastle.Manchester United defender Johnny Evans and Newcastle forward Papis Cisse may find themselves in trouble following a spitting incident last night.last_img read more