Losing sleep over traffic noise on M7

first_imgNewsPoliticsLosing sleep over traffic noise on M7By Alan Jacques – December 9, 2018 2043 Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Previous articleNight at the Opera with ICO and Sharon CartyNext articleProgress on Dublin Road bus shelters welcomed Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin Advertisement Facebook Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Email Twitter Limerick on Covid watch list center_img Print Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat WhatsApp TRAFFIC noise levels are so loud on certain parts of the M7 Motorway that residents in estates in Castletroy are kept awake at night.That’s what Fianna Fail councillor Joe Pond told council members at this Monday’s meeting of the Travel and Transportation Strategic Policy Committee (SPC). He said that traffic noise from the M7 is affecting the quality of life of residents living in Cherryfield, Thornfield, Oakfield, Monaleen Park, Kylemore, Evanwood and Cairnsfort in Castletroy.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He then proposed a motion calling on Limerick City and County Council to urge Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) to erect a high quality effective sound barrier along the motorway to reduce noise to an acceptable level within these residential developments.“We are doing nothing to subdue the noise. We need to make TII put up sound barriers,” he added.Labour Party councillor Elena Secas supported the motion.“This is an issue I feel very strongly about. It has been going on for years and years. Less noise would help the situation,” she claimed.Metropolitan Mayor Daniel Butler pointed out that noise is recognised as having serious health consequences, second only to air pollution.“This is a serious issue. It is a matter of public health and we need to tackle it,” he told the council executive.Senior Executive Engineer Anne Goggin told councillors that 14 “hotspots” where noise is excessive had been identified as part of the local authority’s Noise Action Plan. This list, she said, would be reviewed. Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites TAGSCommunitymotorwayNewspolitics RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Vicky calls for right to die with dignitylast_img read more

Raytheon Company Delivers First Standard Missile-6 Production Round to U.S. Navy

first_img View post tag: production Equipment & technology Raytheon Company Delivers First Standard Missile-6 Production Round to U.S. Navy View post tag: Standard April 26, 2011 View post tag: Navy Raytheon Company  delivered the first Standard Missile-6 production round to the U.S. Navy.“Five years ago, Raytheon promised the U.S. Navy that SM-6 would be delivered in March 2011, and we delivered on that promise,” said Frank Wyatt, vice president of Raytheon’s Air and Missile Defense Systems product line. “Raytheon delivered the SM-6 to our customer and met cost expectations for system development and demonstration. Now the U.S. Navy has a missile that provides an umbrella of protection against the full spectrum of air threats.”SM-6 leverages the legacy Standard Missile airframe and propulsion elements while incorporating the advanced signal processing and guidance control capabilities of Raytheon’s Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile.“SM-6 is a remarkable missile because it combines the reliability of time-tested systems with all the latest advancements in missile technology,” said Wyatt. “This missile can use both active and semiactive modes, giving the warfighter an enhanced ability to reach remote targets.”About Raytheon CompanyRaytheon Company, with 2010 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 89 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 72,000 people worldwide.[mappress]Source: Raytheon, April 26, 2011; View post tag: delivers View post tag: first Share this articlecenter_img View post tag: Missile-6 Back to overview,Home naval-today Raytheon Company Delivers First Standard Missile-6 Production Round to U.S. Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval View post tag: U.S. View post tag: Raytheon View post tag: Round View post tag: companylast_img read more

Watch Karl Denson Lend His Saxophone Grooves To Leftover Salmon

first_imgLast Tuesday May 24th, renowned vocalist, instrumentalist, and Tiny Universe bandleader Karl Denson sat in with self-described “Polyethnic Cajun Slamgrass” band Leftover Salmon during their show at the Charleston Pour House in Charleston, SC. Denson joined the band during their second set to lend his sax prowess to “Here Comes The Night”, “Doin’ My Time”, and “Mama Boulet”.Watch video of Denson’s sit-in on “Here Comes The Night” (from 2012’s Aquatic Hitchhiker) below:Leftover Salmon will be touring throughout the remainder of 2016, stopping next in MO at Cosmic Reunion Music & Arts Festival this weekend, while Denson will be playing dates with Tiny Universe, The Rolling Stones and The Greyboy Allstars throughout the year.Setlist: Leftover Salmon at Charleston Pour House, Charleston, SC – 5/24/16Set I: Carnival Time, Steam Powered Aeroplane, Simple Twist of Fate, Tu N’as Pas Aller, Get ‘er Rollin’, I Don’t Know You, Bird Call, Unpromised LandSet II: Rag Mama Rag, Here Comes the Night*, Doin’ My Time*, Mama Boulet*, Tangled Up In Blue, The Remington Ride, Good Night To Boogie Enc: I Don’t Owe You a ThingEnc: I Don’t Owe You a ThingNotes: * w/ Karl Densonlast_img read more

Credit union members still value the human touch

first_img 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The digitization of many financial services, including innovations like robo-advisors and chatbots, means members can complete transactions without ever seeing another person.  However, despite the speed and convenience of digital advancements, many consumers still prefer and appreciate interactions with real people. According to a recent study from Accenture Strategy, 77 percent of surveyed individuals want human interaction when they need guidance.  In fact, Credit Union Times reported thatbanking is expected to become more human in the next 10 years, as members continue to expect knowledgeable, personalized service.As demonstrated in a recent survey, today, members look to credit unions for personal financial guidance.  When 2,000 consumers were asked about the quality of service they receive at their credit union, 62 percent said that credit union representatives are always knowledgeable and able to help.   continue reading »last_img read more

Afterthoughts: Tyler Roberson plays 20 minutes for 1st time in 6 games in Tyler Lydon’s absence

first_img Comments Even if it was at the expense of an injury to arguably Syracuse’s best player, Tyler Roberson got a chance.In any of the five games prior to Monday night’s contest against Eastern Michigan, the senior forward didn’t play 20 minutes. In that span, he only scored 11 points and grabbed 12 rebounds.Against the Eagles, though, Roberson shed his orange warmup top late in the first half and played almost the entire second half, to the tune of 25 minutes in which he scored 10 points, secured eight boards, dished out two assists and blocked one shot.Even if it’s just for now, Roberson felt normal again.“It’s definitely different. I’m not going to say it’s something I’m used to,” Roberson said of his recent playing time after the Orange’s 105-57 blowout of the Eagles. “I just gotta make adjustments, and it’s not my decision, so I gotta play as hard as I can while I’m out there and try to help the team.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textRoberson’s first bucket on Monday came via an emphatic two-handed slam while being fouled. He missed the foul shot, which he did five times in seven tries, but flashed the Roberson of old that’s capable of asserting himself in the paint.The reason for Roberson’s benching is simple: he hasn’t been rebounding the ball like he’s shown he can and, of Syracuse’s four big men, Roberson is the most offensively challenged. But without Lydon for the entire second half due to a strained right Achilles tendon, Roberson got his opportunity to take a mid-range jumper, finish around the rim and sky over opponents to grab rebounds, resembling the monster that took over last year’s game at Duke.“It felt good to be playing a lot. I think I did some good things,” Roberson said. “I obviously made some mistakes, but that happens in the game of basketball. I think I traveled once down there, but other than that I think for the most part I finished almost every time. I did miss miss some free throws, but like I said it happens.”When asked how he thought Roberson played in extended minutes, Jim Boeheim simply said, “I don’t know.” That was his same answer regarding whether Lydon will be good to go against St. John’s on Wednesday. If the sophomore is still resting his injury, Roberson may be in line to factor heavily for the second game in a row, to potentially show the repertoire he hasn’t been able to very much as of late.“Not much I can complain about,” Roberson said, “until I go back and watch film and see how I can improve.”***MORE COVERAGE:What we learned from Syracuse’s win over Eastern MichiganSyracuse shreds Eastern Michigan’s familiar 2-3 zone with ball movement and 3-pointersGallery: The best sights from SU’s winThe Final Word: Beat writers discuss Syracuse’s blowout winJohn Gillon on Twitter trolls: ‘If I really suck, we can meet up any time and play one-on-one’Graphical breakdown of the gameSyracuse fans react to blowout winSuperlatives from the game — big moment, stud, dud, highlight, lowlight Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on December 20, 2016 at 11:25 am Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidmanlast_img read more

Syracuse reportedly hires former Dayton coach Allen Griffin to replace Mike Hopkins

first_imgSyracuse has reportedly hired Allen Griffin as an assistant coach to replace Mike Hopkins, CBS Sports reported Sunday afternoon.Griffin, who served as an assistant coach at Dayton for five seasons, played for Jim Boeheim from 1997-2001. Griffin averaged 10.8 points and 6.5 assists per game in his senior season as a captain and starting point guard for the Orange.Griffin played professionally until 2003, when he returned to SU as an administrative assistant to Boeheim. In 2005, Griffin took his first coaching job as an assistant at St. Francis (New York College). He also coached at Providence and Hofstra before moving to Dayton’s staff.Prior to the 2011 season, it came down to Griffin and Adrian Autry Sr. for a spot as an assistant coach on Syracuse’s staff. Now, both will coach together. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 2, 2017 at 4:15 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidmanlast_img read more

EA and FIFA tease largest esports initiative to date with launch of FIFA 18

first_imgAt the Electronic Entertainment Expo, otherwise known as E3, Electronia Arts (“EA”) teased a bigger and better esports initiative for the immensely popular football simulation title FIFA next year.Credit: EAWhilst we will ascertain a better understanding come summer, the initial details revealed by EA are as follows: Official football league competitions – Players will have the opportunity to represent their favourite real-life club through official league competitions.FIFA Ultimate Team Champions Cups– Open to all eligible players, this mass entry tournament starts with online matchmaking with top players qualifying for live events this winter and spring.New FIFA Interactive Club World Cup – An All-Star tournament featuring players signed to clubs.AND, top-tier competitive gaming organisations will help us deliver even more ways for players to compete at the highest levels.This year we’ve undoubtedly seen huge growth in FIFA as an esport. Whilst it’s still considered a “softer” esport by the masses, EA has resource aplenty and seem focused on fostering growth in the space. It’s undeniably one of the easiest games to grasp from an esports perspective and the recent regional finals was broadcast across a multitude of traditional broadcasting platforms as well as online. Whilst it may not always be the most compelling game from a spectator standpoint, it’s most definitely one of the easiest for a casual observer to grasp due there’s few people who don’t understand football.Additionally, it remains the easiest entry point for football clubs into esports. There’s a plethora of teams across Europe and the world that have already picked up FIFA players and this trend looks only set to continue and grow as FIFA 18 ushers in even greater competition. Theoretically, once they’re in esports and see proof of concept there’s nothing to stop them branching out and expanding beyond the title which can only be good for the wider industry.Esports Insider says: Oh EA, you big tease. It seems like FIFA will really have a focus on structured competition for next year and considering the growth this year it’s going to be a very interesting space to watch. We look forward to hearing more come this summer.last_img read more

Authorities say firework strike to head kills Iowa man

first_imgATALISSA, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say an eastern Iowa man has died after being hit in the head by a firework.The Cedar County Sheriff’s Office says the incident happened the day before July 4 in the town of Atalissa. Emergency responders were called to the scene just after 3 p.m. July 3, where they found 53-year-old James Don McMichael dead.The sheriff’s office says the impact of the firework is the probable cause of death of the husband and father of two sons who farmed near Atalissa. The incident has been ruled an accidental death.last_img read more

England women’s boss Neville defends appointment

first_img“(Regarding) experience, I would have thought that not many candidates that applied for the job have the experience that I’ve got of coaching elite players,” he said.“I’ve coached the best players in the men’s game at the top level and I believe the players I’ll be coaching in the England women’s team are top-class professionals at the elite level.“I’ve done all my qualifications. I did my B-licence when I was 24, my A-licence when I was 28 and I’ve got my UEFA Pro-Licence. I cannot be more qualified for this job than what I have.”Old messages from Neville’s twitter handle @fizzer18 re-appeared shortly after he was appointed.They included a 2012 post that said: “U women of (sic) always wanted equality until it comes to paying the bills #hypocrites”.Neville appeared to delete his Twitter account after the comments were re-published and subsequently apologised while the Football Association said he would not be punished.Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | New England women’s head coach Phil Neville said on Monday he “cannot be more qualified” to take on the role, defending his appointment that was overshadowed by sexist tweets.The 41-year-old was named Lionesses boss last Tuesday, but has no past experience of working in the women’s game and lacks overall management experience.The former Manchester United, Everton and England defender succeeds Mark Sampson, who was sacked in September over allegations of misconduct in a previous role and amid a racism row that led to widespread criticism of senior FA figures.“I’ve done all of my qualifications, I cannot be more qualified for this job than what I am,” Neville told Sky Sports, saying that getting the job ranks high among his achievements.“We agreed that I was the right man for the job and I’ve got to say that it was probably one of the highlights of my career,” he said.“Take everything I’ve done on the football field and since then, it was a special moment because being manager of the national team is the ultimate honour and I’ve got that now.”After ending his playing career, Neville assisted David Moyes at Manchester United and then brother Gary at Valencia, roles he said had given him experience of working with elite players.last_img read more

Make Foot & Ankle Surgical Associates your New Year’s Resolution

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Foot and Ankle Surgical AssociatesAfter overindulging in all things nice, but not necessarily healthy around the holidays, it is not surprising that the number one New Year’s resolution amongst the population is to lose weight. Running, whether it be indoor or outdoors, is a popular choice for those wanting to burn calories effectively. But, before we reluctantly pull on our trainers and mentally prepare for the run ahead, have we thought to check the condition and health of our feet?Wearing incorrect and/or inappropriate running shoes for your feet or an ineffective running style can contribute to callous and corn build-up. It can also contribute to running injuries, including lower back, leg, knee, ankle and foot pain. A podiatrist can effectively advise on the best or most appropriate footwear, as well as provide biomechanical assessments and/or prescribe orthotics (also known as orthotic insoles, shoe inserts, or orthoses) where appropriate to restore natural foot function.If weight loss is what you’re interested in we have brought in a state of the art medically supervised weight loss program which we have had amazing success with. This four-phase partial meal replacement protocol targets fat while preserving muscle. It’s a temporary treatment plan only available through licensed healthcare professionals who can provide one on one weekly support and education that helps you not only lose weight, but keep it off.If you would to find out more information or would like to book an appointment in our Tumwater, Yelm or Centralia clinics please contact our patient services team who will be able to help you out with your questions. Call #360-754-3338 or visit www.anklefoot.netlast_img read more