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Water charges protest to go ahead in Limerick despite concessions

first_img Previous articleVisual arts, launches and listingNext articleUlster Bank League Awards Continue To Go From Strength To Strength Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” TAGS’No Means No – We’re Still Not Paying’Anti Austerity AllianceCllr Cian PrendivilleIrish Waterlimerick Advertisement Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Printcenter_img Facebook by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE Government’s “Trojan horse” concessions on water charges are indicative of the fact that they are “reeling in panic”, according to Limerick’s Anti Austerity Alliance councillors.City North AAA councillor Cian Prendiville warned that water bills will be met by a major boycott and confirmed that this Saturday’s ‘No Means No’ protest at City Hall will still go ahead as planned.According to Cllr Prendiville no concessions contained in the Government’s package would quell the movement against the water charges.“In the last month the Government has been sent a clear message by the historic movement of ordinary people against water charges. They are now reeling in panic as they scramble to get a package,” Cllr Prendiville commented.“They will cap the costs for four years and push the beginning of billing back until January. But these measures and the axing of bonuses at Irish Water miss the point of the protests, the essence of which was that people are opposed to water charges in any form. They know that these concessions are a Trojan Horse, and if the charges are introduced, they will rise and rise,” he predicts.Cllr Prendiville went on to say that there is “no carrot big enough” to quell the anger of vast parts of the population for whom water charges are the last straw after six years of vicious austerity.Meanwhile, City West AAA councillor, John Loftus, warned the Government that should it try to launch an attack on those who boycott the charge they will be met with an “unprecedented backlash of mass protests and political pressure”. Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories NewsLocal NewsWater charges protest to go ahead in Limerick despite concessionsBy Alan Jacques – November 27, 2014 921 WhatsApp Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

June 4, 2021 0

Trail Mix – Ed Romanoff

first_imgAny fan of John Prine is a friend of mine.That means, then, that Ed Romanoff and I could be good buddies. I count Prine as my all time favorite songwriter. Years ago, Prine’s work inspired Romanoff to learn to play the guitar, and it was Prine’s depressingly romantic “Hello In There” that he counts as the first song he mastered.A listening party might be in the offing.This month, the award winning Romanoff is releasing his second record, The Orphan King, as the follow up to his critically lauded 2012 eponymous debut.Romanoff’s work reminds me a lot of Prine’s; somber and contemplative, rich with insight and introspection. The new record features a bevy of guests, including famed guitarist Larry Campbell, who has worked with Bob Dylan and The Band, and was produced by Simone Felice.I recently caught up with Romanoff to chat about the new record, odd jobs, and our shared love of the singing mailman.BRO – You are celebrating the release of your second record. Which one was the bigger challenge? This one or the first one?ER – I think this one was a little more fun because I’d done it once before. The first record was something I never thought I’d live to see, so that seemed like a pretty tall mountain to climb. That said, I really wanted to top what we’d done and that challenge was always at the front of my mind for this one.BRO – Your working life outside of music has included some interesting trades. What job might our readers be most surprised to hear that you have done?ER – Baking Teflon onto pots in a factory in New Haven, staking hundreds of toilet bowls in Winston-Salem, or jackhammering a shuffleboard court on a ranch in Wyoming. Which do you think is weirdest?BRO – I am a longtime fan of Simone Felice’s work. How did he influence the crafting of this record?ER – Oh, man. Simone is a sly genius. He created a dark and magical space to record everything live and he was very open to all ideas. He was particularly great at capturing our vocal takes, and also the song doctoring. Plus, he knew Larry Campbell. Everything got better with his help.BRO – We are featuring “Less Broken Now” on this month’s Trail Mix. What’s the story behind the song?ER – Having gone through a pretty debilitating depression after learning my father wasn’t my father, through a DNA test, in 2010, I also got dinged in a few relationships. After that, I finally rediscovered my footing and met somebody new. So, it kind of sums up leaving a sad chapter behind and moving forward with a little bit of grace.BRO – I read that it was a John Prine record that inspired you to learn the guitar. If you could meet a character from one of his songs, which one would it be?ER – Just one? That’s tough. Either Sabu, the elephant boy, or the wise poet in “Bruised Orange (Chain of Sorrow), who knows how brutal the world can be, but even so, reminds us that anger is a useless prison.For the record, I think that stacking toilet bowls is the weirdest of those jobs listed above. Thankfully, it’s a guitar in Ed’s hands now, and not potties, and you can catch him at Rockwood Music Hall in NYC next weekend.For more information on Ed Romanoff, his touring schedule, or how you can get a copy of his new record, check out his website.And be sure to listen to “Less Broken Now,” along with new tracks from Wild Child, Lowpines, and Jim White on this month’s Trail Mix.last_img read more

December 30, 2020 0

Krka National Park souvenir shop opened in Knin

first_imgThe souvenir shop at the Knin Fortress is open from 9 am to 19 pm. There is also a corner for children, to entertain while adults choose something from the diverse offer of traditional, contemporary, useful, artistic and food souvenirs. Before reaching the souvenir shops, these items are selected according to the criteria of quality and recognizability, but also the degree of connection with cultural, historical and natural heritage, originality and ecological acceptability. The history of Krka, with which the town of Knin is connected, is older than humanity. Krka and Krčić were one river in the geological past. The main and inexhaustible source of the river Krka is located three and a half kilometers northeast of Knin, on the edge of Kninsko polje, at the foot of a twenty-two meter high cliff. It is Topoljski slap (Veliki buk or Krčića slap). Sixteen kilometers from the spring, and nine from Knin, is the first waterfall on the river Krka, Bilušića buk. A new souvenir shop of the Krka National Park has been opened in the area of ​​the famous Knin Fortress, so that visitors who visit the Park from the north, but also Knin residents and their guests, can find some of the indigenous souvenirs that speak of the tradition and history of the place. The Krka National Park and the area in which it is located, with its people and customs, are one entity, created by the interaction of man and the river over centuries of history. That is why today, when talking about the activities of the Krka National Park, one cannot fail to mention local units, especially since the cities and municipalities along the border of the Park, in addition to being proud of it, cooperate with its management on numerous projects of common interest. Source / photo: Krka National Parklast_img read more

November 18, 2020 0

Dant, Enterprise are OSCL championship winners

first_img… Conference A final ends on controversial noteBy Frederick HalleyTORONTO, Canada — In 2014, Dant swept all before them, crowning an excellent debut season in the Ontario Softball Cricket League (OSCL). It was a similar performance this season, albeit under controversial circumstances.In last Sunday’s Conference A final, played at the Ashtonbee number one ground, Dant were given the championship on a platter after archrivals Sunshine conceded the game with skipper Mahendranauth ‘Bobby’ Parasnauth citing inconsistencies in the rulings of the umpires as regards pelting. The victory meant Dant had carted off the 10/10, 15-overs and the regular season (20 overs) titles.The victorious Enterprise players celebrate with their supporters.The victorious Enterprise players celebrate with their supporters.There wasn’t any controversy in the Conference B final, played on the number two ground where debutants Enterprise maintained their unbeaten season streak with an exciting four-run win over Carr Tec in their 20-over affair.The Conference A final promised much and the big contingent of Sunday morning spectators anticipated a riveting contest but their hopes were dashed with the disappointing end.Set a challenging 164 for victory after Dant had recovered from 69 for four to 163 without further loss, Sunshine were in a bit of bother at 50 for four in 9.3 overs when Sunshine, through their captain Parasnauth, refused to continue the game following more than a 15-minute stoppage. The umpires duly awarded the game to Dant.The controversy erupted after Azam Haniff was deemed to be “pelting” and was forced out of the attack during Dant’s innings and the dispute subsequently boiled over when, in the opinion of the Sunshine players, Dant’s Shaun Deonandan was guilty of similar atrocities and the umpires failed to acknowledge same. Attempts by OSCL executives to get the game restarted also failed.Earlier, Dant owed their recovery to a sparkling undefeated 94-run fifth-wicket partnership between skipper Looknauth Ramsuchit (45 not out) and Deonandan (40 not out). The two came together in the 13th over with their team struggling at 69 for four and proceeded to take away the game from Sunshine with some breathtaking shots.Ramsuchit slammed five sixes and two fours while Deonandan, who batted at number six instead of opening because of an hamstring injury, clouted four sixes and two fours as their team went into the break with great momentum. Opener Hemnarine Chattergoon supported with 25. Parasnauth was Sunshine’s best bowler with one for eight in four economical overs. Deonandan was awarded the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award.Enterprise ended their fairy tale season on a resounding note but not before Carr Tec came close to stopping them in their tracks.Set 141 for victory, after limiting their opponents to 140 for seven in their allotted 20 overs, Carr Tec were left high and dry at 136 for five when their overs expired with MVP Rawle Scott unbeaten on 42 – an innings that included five towering sixes and a similar number of fours.Carr Tec were, however, undone by their tardiness in chasing down the total with their skipper Bharrat Latchman retiring hurt for 30, setting them back. Jeetendra Harrilall hit 27. Skipper Rabindra Diaram (MVP) finished two for 23.Diaram had earlier played a major role in his team’s recovery after they were precariously placed at 22 for four in the eighth over, sharing a face-saving 73-run fifth-wicket stand with Avinash Singh who blasted six sixes in a fine 51 while his skipper counted one six and two fours before he went via run-out. Terry Mathura, who caused the early damage, finished with two for 14 from his four overs.In Saturday’s semi-finals, played at the same venue, Sunshine defeated East Coast while Dant got the better of giant killers Rebels.At the presentation ceremony which followed, OSCL president Albert Ramcharran regretted the incident which occurred during the Conference A final. He congratulated the teams for another fine season and reminded them of the league’s presentation dinner and dance, set for Saturday, November 12 next.last_img read more

September 19, 2020 0

New LBI cricket facility to be unveiled in days to come – Sanasie

first_imgFloodlights to be mounted this weekend By Clifton RossTHE LBI Indoor/Outdoor multi-purpose facility, Guyana Jaguars new training base, is expected to formally open its doors in the coming days, with the floodlights being erected this coming weekend; according to Cricket Guyana Inc. (CGI) executive Anand Sanasie.The local scene has been relatively quiet going into its 7th month now, following the COVID-19 outbreak. Guyana’s position has been similar to that of other countries around the world, where its sports fraternity has been on lockdown up until the last month or so when a few international and regional/tournaments and series managed to squeeze in some action under strict bio-secure guidelines.Cricket locally has yet to resume although the national side remain engaged in daily virtual ZOOM sessions, coupled with their own quarantine-style methods of training as they await normalcy to return.Sanasie, yesterday broke some good news during a brief interview with Chronicle Sport, confirming that the LBI facility, which has been under some meticulous refurbishing over the last few months, is now finally ready to be opened.Although Cricket West Indies (CWI) director did not specify a day for the official opening of the venue, he did, however, point out that within the coming days Jags players as well as academy youngsters will have full access to their new home for training and practice; in preparation for the upcoming Regional 2020/21 season.One confirmation regarding the venue was that this weekend the facility’s floodlights will be mounted ahead of the grand opening ceremony. Also, the cricketers were expected to resume action this month with the 2020 Jaguars Franchise League 50-Over and 3-Day tournaments, breaking months of inactivity due to lockdown.However, with COVID cases on the rise locally and the Government of Guyana maintaining their strict safety guidelines, venues of all sport niches remain closed until the end of September.The Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) secretary explained that with lockdown extended, CGI has decided to further keep their academy closed for another month, while tournaments have also been put on hold until the country’s next COVID-19 update.Also, some 8 to 10 new Jaguar faces, according to Sanasie, are expected to have their rookie contracts issued to them following the reopening of the Academy.Upon the easing of the current lockdown phase, cricket action will resume under strict guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and its COVID-19 Task Force Unit.last_img read more

September 18, 2020 0