Innovative contactless water bottle filling stations unveiled in Limerick

first_imgWater station INNOVATIVE contactless water bottle filling stations has been installed in Limerick.The new bottle filling stations provide contactless, clean and safe water without the risk of touching high-use buttons that could increase the spread of infection.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Users can simply place a water bottle into the holder and the sensors will pick up on movement and activate the machine.To further reduce the potential spread of pathogens (micro-organisms that cause, or can cause, disease) the ‘no touch’ design prevents the bottle rim from coming into contact with the nozzle.The units have digital water flow meters with remote monitoring built in, which monitors the output to determine the amount of plastic water bottles, which have been prevented from entering circulation in Ireland.Four contactless drinking water fountains have been rolled out with support from Healthy Ireland Fund and Limerick European Green Leaf City 2020. The Healthy Ireland Fund is supported by the Department of Health and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.A fifth water fountain has been installed in Athea on behalf of Athea Tidy Towns with funding from the Limerick Local Community Development Committee’s Community Enhancement Programme.The locations are:Merchant’s Quay, Limerick City – beside the gate into St Mary’s CathedralAdare LibraryCivic Buildings and Courthouse complex in KilmallockThe Square, AbbeyfealeAthea VillageMayor of Limerick City and County Cllr Michael Collins said: “Limerick City and County Council is committed to establishing a network of public drinking water fountains to help reduce plastic waste. Reducing reliance on plastic and improving water sustainability is vital as we work to combat climate change and protect our environment and oceans.“This new installation has the added benefit of playing a vital role in protecting public health during the Covid-19 period. I know it will be well used and be of benefit to the Limerick citizens and visitors.”Eileen Humphreys, Healthy Limerick Coordinator said: “I am delighted to see this project come to fruition. It is a good example of collaborative work between Limerick City and County Council, Limerick Local Community Development Committee, the Government of Ireland, Healthy Ireland Fund and Pobal.Anne Goggin, Head of the Limerick City 2020 European Green Leaf Programme said “Preventing the use of single use plastic bottles was an important element of Limerick City’s European Green Leaf programme for 2020. The #EGLA2020Limerick team was delighted to support this contactless drinking water fountain project.“I hope that we will see new public developments across Limerick city and county include this type of feature into their designs in the future. This would result in more units being rolled out throughout the city and county and further combat the use of single use plastics.”Peter Wynne, Managing Director of Ecofil said: “The team at Ecofil is delighted to be working with Limerick City and County Council in the rollout of these new contactless bottle filling stations. During the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, we temporarily decommissioned our units and worked on diversifying our product range to ensure we could continue to provide access to water in a safe way.“We believe that access to clean water in public areas is instrumental in the fight against single-use plastics. An analysis of 50 Ecofil public water stations in local authorities, conducted in 2019, found that 365,000 litres, or 730,000 bottles, are saved from landfill on an annual basis.”Helen O Donnell, Chair of Limerick City Centre Tidy Towns and Damien Ahern, Chair of Athea Tidy Towns welcomed the units and emphasised that the contactless water fountains will form part of their Tidy Towns’ applications in 2021 under the sustainability category – reducing the dependency on single use plastics.#EGLA2020 #EGLALimerick2020#HealthyLimerick#HealthyIreland WhatsApp LimerickNewsInnovative contactless water bottle filling stations unveiled in LimerickBy Meghann Scully – December 16, 2020 908 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedin Email Advertisement Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleSouthwest All-Stars, We Move The Needle coming to a screen near you soonNext articleFascinating insight into reaction to the Easter Rising in Newcastle West unveiled Meghann Scully center_img Print Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Twitter Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

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Free COVID-19 Testing and Flu Shots

first_img By Digital AIM Web Support – December 21, 2020 WhatsApp TAGS  Facebook Twitter Facebook Pinterest Free COVID-19 Testing and Flu Shotscenter_img Local News The City of Odessa in partnership with Odessa Regional Medical Center are offering free COVID-19 testing and free flu shots to City of Odessa and Ector County residents. Free Mobil COVID Testing has been scheduled starting at 10 a.m. at the following dates and locations. Lining up starts at 8:30 a.m. Monday: Central Park. Tuesday: Buddy West Elementary. Dec. 28: Sherwood Park. Dec. 30: UTPB Park. Only 200 tests will be available, at each event, for City of Odessa and Ector County residents. It’s first come, first serve. Residents must show proof of residency and provide good contact information (phone number and email) in order to get results. Children as young as 3 years old are eligible for testing. Along with the free mobile COVID-19 testing events, participating MCH and ORMC community clinics will be offering daily free COVID-19 testing and flu shots. Daily drive-thru testing at Floyd Gwin Park will also be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, and is open to anyone over the age 5 (not limited to city or county residents). The tests are free to everyone but those who have insurance are asked to please present their insurance card. To pre-register for tests, anyone can go to www.docshealthtesting.com or call 267-362-5207. ORMC will continue to offer free COVID-19 testing and flu shots through mobile testing events and at its ORMC Community Health Center through the end of the year or until the supplies run out. Appointments preferred. For more information, call ORMC at 582-8549. Visit https://tx-odessa.civicplus.com/341/COVID-19-Testing. Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleNeed Mortgage Relief Due to COVID-19? Here’s What to KnowNext articleHIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Lopez earns All-Permian Newcomer of the Year Award Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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Australia demolish Proteas to win T20I series

first_imgAUSTRALIA’S push to win their first-ever T20 World Cup remains firmly on track, a 97-run thumping of South Africa in Cape Town handing the Australians four consecutive T20 series wins for the very first time.In their first match at Newlands since the ball-tampering scandal two years ago, Australia’s crushing victory was built on a rollicking start with the bat and another accomplished performance by their impressive bowling attack.A 120-run opening stand between David Warner (57 from 37 balls) and Aaron Finch (55 from 37) provided the foundation for Australia’s total of 5-193, the highest-ever in a T20I at Newlands.And when Mitchell Starc removed Quinton de Kock and Faf du Plessis inside the opening three overs of the run chase, the former clean-bowled in identical fashion to his dismissal in the first match of the series, the Proteas were firmly on the back foot.After Starc’s opening burst, it was leg-spinner Adam Zampa who impressed in the run chase, taking two excellent outfield catches and finishing with 2-10 from three overs as South Africa were bowled out for just 96 in the 16th over.It is South Africa’s second-worst T20 loss to Australia, eclipsed only by the 107-run thrashing they suffered at the Wanderers five days ago.In the past 12 months, Australia have now won T20 series in India and South Africa as well as home campaigns against Sri Lanka and Pakistan, losing just once in 11 matches.Question marks remain over the make-up of their middle-order – the search for a late-innings finisher continues for coach Justin Langer and his fellow selectors – but the Australians have arguably never been as well placed to win the world 20-over title for the first time.In contrast, Wednesday night’s defeat means South Africa are now winless in seven consecutive series across all formats, a run stretching back to March last year.As was the case in the series-opener at the Wanderers, Australia wrestled the momentum in the early stages of the match, thanks to a blistering start with the bat.Finch and Warner powered their way to 75 in the six-over Powerplay and brought up a hundred-partnership inside nine overs, highlighted by five consecutive boundaries either side of the four-over mark.But the innings stalled when both men were dismissed in quick succession, with Matthew Wade (10 off nine balls) and Mitchell Marsh (19 off 16) moved up the order but unable to produce the kind of innings they need as they look to secure a World Cup spot.It was left to the unlikeliest of finishers, Steve Smith, to steer Australia close to the 200 mark, which looked to be the minimum they would have expected after Finch and Warner’s opening burst.Dropped down the order to No. 5, Smith finished unbeaten on 30 from 15 balls and clubbed 20 runs from the final over of the innings, including a jaw-dropping drive over the cover boundary that had the fans crammed onto the Newlands’ grass bank ducking for cover.After Starc uprooted de Kock’s middle stump in the opening over, as he’d done at the Wanderers last Friday, he had Zampa to thank for the wicket of du Plessis in his next over.The former Proteas skipper slashed at a ball so wide it would have been called had he missed it, squirting a top edge down to third man. Zampa sprinted forward to take the catch but the ball swerved viciously to the fielder’s left as he approached, the South Australian reacting expertly to take the catch as it threatened to whistle past him.The leg-spinner then bowled Heinrich Klaasen and Pite van Biljon as he and Australia’s bowlers once again turned the screws in what the Australians hope is yet another preview of what’s to come at the World Cup this year.last_img read more

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Hearts of Oak review application against Appeals Committee decision dismissed

first_imgThe GFA Appeals Committee has dismissed Hearts of Oak’s review application against its ruling delivered on 20th October, 2015 in the case against Kumasi Asante Kotoko SC.Below is the full decision:PANELISTS1. EMMANUEL ANNAN – CHAIRMAN2. ALHAJI FAROUCK SEIDU – VICE CHAIRMAN3. OWUSU ANSAH AWERE – MEMBER4. CLAUDE OPPON – MEMBER5. DIVINE SUNU – MEMBER6. KWAME TAKYI – MEMBER7. BAFFOUR AKOTO – MEMBER8. DANIEL ODURO – SECRETARYThis application for review is at the instance of Accra Hearts of Oak Sporting Club Limited. The Appeals Committee on the 20th day of October, 2015 ruled on an appeal filed by Kumasi Asante Kotoko Sporting Sporting Club and overturned the decision of the Disciplinary Committee which was in favour of Accra Hearts of Oak. It is this decision that Hearts of Oak were not happy with which provoked this application for review.Article 13(a) of the General Regulations states: “The decision of the Appeals Committee in any matter shall be final provided that the Appeals Committee shall have power to review its own decision either suo moto or an application by an aggrieved club, official or player”. This application is therefore well placed, however, we wish to reiterate that but for exceptional circumstances the Appeals Committee will not review its own decision. It is therefore sad to say that the issues raised in this application for review are by and large a rehash of issues already addressed by the Appeals Committee in the appeal filed by Kumasi Asante Kotoko S/C and no useful purpose will be served in repeating same.We have found no exceptional circumstances that will justify a review of our decision dated 20/10/15 so therefore the application for review lacks merit and is hereby dismissed. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

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NFL Monday lateral: 5 Week 4 storylines to watch into Week 5

first_imgHere we look back at the biggest headlines from Week 4 and the impact they’ll have heading into Week 5.Winless Broncos dealt toughest blow yet with Bradley Chubb injuryThe star linebacker and 2018 fifth-overall pick has a partially torn ACL in his left knee, which could have been aggravated when he played through the pain against the Jaguars, and will miss the rest of the season after having surgery.”He felt good enough to come back in and actually, he played that last series pretty damn well,” Broncos coach Vic Fangio told reporters. “He was as surprised as anybody, I think, this morning when he woke up feeling the way he did. It’s a huge loss. He’s one of our better players, obviously. He’s a tempo setter, great player, great person, leader — all that.”Without Chubb, who had his first sack and forced fumble of the season Sunday, the Broncos will need to consider other options, especially with games against the Chargers, Titans and Chiefs looming. It doesn’t help that Denver’s bye isn’t until Week 10.Can Jaguars go another week without Jalen Ramsey?The disgruntled cornerback dealt with everything from flu-like symptoms, to a back injury, to the birth of his second child last week before also missing Sunday’s win over the Broncos, leaving doubt that he’ll play the Panthers in Week 5. That could change, however, if he decides to actually practice this week.Jacksonville reportedly turned down two first-round picks for Ramsey. Those picks were reportedly from a good team which would be picking late in the first round. But if Ramsey continues to demand a trade, the Jaguars might have no choice but to accept that or a similar offer.Vontaze Burfict will appeal season-long suspensionGiven his lengthy history of illegal hits, it’s unlikely the NFL will overturn its ruling to suspend the Raiders linebacker for the remainder of the season after he drilled Colts tight end Jack Doyle with a helmet-to-helmet hit.Derrick Brooks or James Thrash will hear Burfict’s appeal, and NFL Media noted both former players have a history in that chair as Thrash previously reduced a Burfict suspension from five games to three in 2017 after Brooks upheld a three-game suspension in 2016.If the latest ban — which happens to be the longest suspension for an on-field act in NFL history — is upheld, Burfict will have been suspended for a total of 22 games in his career, totaling more than $5 million in lost salary due to absences and fines.Melvin Gordon ramping up for returnThe running back was active for Los Angeles for the first time this season after ending his contract holdout last week, but the Chargers opted not to play him in their 30-10 win over the Dolphins since Gordon only participated in two practices. He is expected to suit up Sunday against the Broncos, though his workload will depend on his participation in practice this week, especially since Austin Ekeler has done a good job of handling the ground work in Gordon’s absence.Sam Darnold cleared for non-contact drillsThe Jets quarterback has been out since Sept. 12 with mono and the team had hoped he would be well enough to return after the team’s Week 4 bye, but his availability won’t be determined until later this week when he gets back in his throwing routine.In the meantime, Jets coach Adam Gase said Darnold’s status remains “up in the air” and he has yet to rule him out. Darnold has not lifted, run or thrown since being diagnosed with the illness, so he’ll ramp up workouts this week but won’t be able to participate in full practice, hinting his return could be pushed back another week. With Week 4 winding down, a couple players are preparing to ramp things up.Then there’s Jalen Ramsey, who still somehow hasn’t landed with another team two weeks after requesting a trade.last_img read more

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Top performers at the Baldwin Invitational track and field meet

first_imgI DID IT—Alyssa Wise of Washington High School gets a hug from her coach after she won the100 meter dash at the Baldwin Invitational. Wise,one of the top sprinters in the WPIAL is a Pitt recruit. (Photos by William McBride)Alyssa Wise of Washington High School gets a hug from her coach after she won the100 meter dash at the Baldwin Invitational. Wise,one of the top sprinters in the WPIAL is a Pitt recruit.CLOSE RACE—Alyssa Wise, right, of Washington edged out Jasmine Jones of Hempfield to win the100 meter dash at the Baldwin Invitational. MONTAE NICHOLSON, Gateway, had a leap of 24′ 3.5 ” to win the Long Jump event at the Baldwin Invitational, Nicholson also won Gold in the 110 meter hurdles DEILONA DE VAUGHN of West Mifflin won the Gold Medal in the Discus event with a throw of 129′ 8″ and won the Bronze Medal in the Shot Put event at the Baldwin Invitationalcenter_img Follow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourierLike us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlDownload our mobile app at http://www.appshopper.com/news/new-pittsburgh-courierlast_img read more

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Kootenay guys capture bronze on Canada Winter Games cross country ski trails

first_imgTeam Quebec won the silver medal.Team BC finished its final day of competition by winning another 12 medals including, two gold, six silver, and four bronze, bringing the host province’s total medal count to 88.Last Monday, Locke, who was hampered by a cold during the Cross Country competition, finished 22nd in the 10 kilometer classic race and sixth in the men’s 1.5 km classic sprint on Tuesday.Locke departs from the Canada Winter Games for a short training period before the National Championships in Thunder Bay and the US Super Tour Finals in Sun Valley, ID.His goal is for podium finishes in the sprints and finish top 10 in the distance races at those events. Julien Locke of Nelson combined forces with three other Black Jack Ski Team members to capture the bronze medal in the men’s cross country team race Saturday on the final day of action at the 2015 BC Winter Games in Prince  George.Locke, 21, combined with Rosslander Geoffrey Richards 22, David Palmer, 21 of Revelstoke along with Kimberley’s Colin Ferrie 21, to finish behind champion Team Ontario.last_img read more

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Garda warning after driver caught speeding at 137kph in thick fog

first_imgGardai have issued a warning after a novice driver was caught speeding at 137kph last night in thick fog.Members of the Buncrana Road Policing Unit detected the driver driving at a speed of 137kph in a 100kph zone on the Letterkenny to Derry Road.The driver will appear before the local courts in the coming weeks. A Garda spokesman appealed to drivers to take care, especially in challenging driving conditions.“Please be careful on the roads. Road conditions from this time of the year onwards can be unpredictable.“Please use the fog lights on your car in foggy conditions and most importantly…..adhere to the speed limit,” the spokesperson added.Garda warning after driver caught speeding at 137kph in thick fog was last modified: November 12th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Video: Watch A’s outfielder Ramon Laureano miraculously steal MLB award

first_imgRamon Laureano’s prowess as a center fielder got a little more validation on Monday, thanks to Major League Baseball.Laureano’s unbelievable home run-robbing catch and subsequent double play on Sunday afternoon was named MLB’s Play of the Week.It’s not hard to see why.OMG THE GREATEST DOUBLE PLAY EVER pic.twitter.com/XZTtqL2kYN — A’s on NBCS (@NBCSAthletics) April 21, 2019Defensively, the spectacular is almost becoming commonplace for the 24-year-old Laureano, in just his …last_img

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Czech, Danish victories at MTB World Champs

first_img1 July 2014Pietermaritzburg’s reputation as Africa’s “Bike City” was enhanced on the weekend after the KwaZulu-Natal capital successfully hosted the 2014 UCI MTB Marathon World Championships.Previously the city hosted the UCI MTB and Trials World Championships, the UCI BMX World Championships, various UCI MTB and BMX World Cups, and the UCI World Cycling Tour final among other major events to much acclaim.On Saturday, the Czech Republic’s Jaroslav Kulhavy and Denmark’s Annika Langvad lifted the men’s and women’s world champions’ titles with dominating performances on designer Nic Floros’s course.Kulhavy, the 2012 London Olympic Games cross-country gold medallist, said it was a thrill to add the world marathon title to his list of outstanding achievements.‘Very happy’“I am very happy because it was the last title that I didn’t have and really wanted to get,” he said in a post-race interview. “Today was a big day for me and I was really satisfied because this season hasn’t been that good for me. I was injured and had a lot of technical problems at cross-country races, so it was really satisfying to win.”The race was characterised by a constant jostling of positions as the riders attempted to close the gap on Kulhavy, but the Specialized Racing rider showed good form to stave off the attacks.“My race went to plan, even though it was really hard,” Kulhavy said. “I decided to attack after the fifth feed zone on the downhill and got a minute gap. I pushed hard to the finish after that and didn’t look back.”Second place went to Austria’s Alban Lakata, who said Kulhavy was “unbeatable” on the day. Defending champion Christoph Sauser had to settle for third place after a mechanical problem cost him valuable time.Leading South AfricanThe leading South African finisher was James Reid, who crossed the line in 17th position, just ahead of his compatriot Rourke Croeser.“It was brutal out there. It was a straight out sufferfest from the gun,” Reid said afterwards.“I didn’t have a great grid position, but I managed to get into the top 10 in the first three kilometres, which was about the highlight.The guys in the top 10 are in a different league and if you try and go with them you are going to be a firework, which I just avoided,’ he added.Women’s raceLangvad, who had claimed the women’s title in the Absa Cape Epic with Ariane Kleinhans earlier in the year, finished more than five minutes ahead of Germany’s Sabine Spitz to secure her third world marathon title in four years.“This win is just awesome,” Langvad said afterwards. “My previous two wins I wasn’t really expecting at all, but this time I knew I could win and so I put a bit more pressure on myself around. So to have come here and got the win despite that little bit of added pressure, is really pleasing.“I didn’t expect to win so comfortably in the end, though,’ she added with a smile.The Danish star sought to stamp her authority on the race from the start and the decisive move came just after the first tech zone.‘I loved every minute’“As I got closer to the finish line and I got told I had a good gap, I just said to myself ‘Okay, no mistakes now. Just get down safely and you’ve got the World Championships title again’ and it was just amazing. I loved every minute of it.”The experienced German Sabine Spitz claimed the silver medal, with European champion Tereza Hurikova of the Czech Republic in third.SA women in top 10South African national marathon champ Robyn de Groot had an excellent day in the saddle, finishing in sixth place, while Jeannie Dreyer, competing on her birthday, finished in a strong eighth place and was the second South African across the finishing line.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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