Floodgates open

first_imgFacebook Linkedin Advertisement NewsLocal NewsFloodgates openBy admin – November 26, 2009 1025 Twitter Previous articleIBEC to formally withdraw from pay agreementNext articleNews briefs admincenter_img LIMERICK and Clare was put on full alert this week after the river Shannon burst its banks.With confirmation from the ESB that heightened water levels in Lough Derg are likely to cause increased flood levels downstream of Parteen, the mayor and city manager, have given an assurance that an emergency plan is in place for any eventuality.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Meantime families who were evacuated from Corbally to the Jury’s Inn are still uncertain when they will be able to return to their homes.“We’re trying to keep things as normal as possible for the children by sending them off to school,” said one resident. The father of three, one of 20 families evacuated from their homes on Monday, when the rising waters of the Shannon threatened their safety,  has no idea when they will be able to return.The families have a clear view from the hotel windows of the swollen river.“We hear there are fears of very high tides next week, so nobody knows how soon we will be able to go back, but meantime the hotel staff are terrific, even making school lunches for the children to take with them”.Another resident said that while she is “dying to get home,” feels fortunate compared to people in other parts of the country. “No water got into our homes but it was decided to evacuate as our houses in Riverbrook and those in Hampstead,  were deemed vulnerable. The seriousness of the situation hit home when the the Civil Defence arrived at 9pm and the families were taken out of Shannon Banks by police escort”.The consensus among the evacuated Corbally residents is that local councillor, Pascal Fitzgerald, should be nominated for a Person of the Year Award.“He did Trojan work – was working with the services day and night – he never went home”. Meanwhile Cllr Denis McCarthy is confident that although the water is rising in the Mill Road and the Red Path areas of Corbally, “the situation is holding and the area is well fortified by sandbags”.While the city’s other vulnerable locations of Clancy Strand, Sir Harry’s Mall and King’s Island have benefited from fortified walls and the installation of tide flex pipes, there is concern that high tides expected next week, combined with south-westerly winds and heavy rainfall, could pose the most serious challenge to-date.“We will be able to handle anything coming our way this week but next week poses a problem. If Parteen leaves water down the old channel from UL into the Shannon Banks, then we’d have a serious situation- Clare County Council will have to build a wall along the side of the river at Shannon Banks, as with global warming, the water levels will continue to rise,” commented Cllr John Gilligan.Deputy Jan O’Sullivan is calling for the construction of a protective barrier for the river side of Shannon Banks.Mayor Kevin Kiely said he has been given the strongest assurance from the city manager, Tom Mackey that he and his staff, have “everything in place, in terms of a plan to deal with any emergency that may arise”.The ESB has now confirmed  that with water levels in Lough Derg now at an all time high, the discharge of water from Parteen Weir is being increased, “The total rate of water discharge from Parteen is not expected to exceed the rate set on Monday, but it is expected to cause increased flood levels downstream of Parteen Weir by an estimated three inches, as it is discharging into an already flooded area.”The pedestrian walkways along the Canal are closed and members of the public are advised not to use them until further notice. Email Print WhatsApplast_img read more

Weather betting with 1xBet: Not just a Christmas market

first_img StumbleUpon 1xBet has added a new betting market to its portfolio as the operator continues to develop new markets that might appeal to a wider demographic than the regular sports offering. In the UK, betting what the weather will be like on Christmas Day has been a traditional betting market for decades, but 1xBet is now offering year-round weather markets to its customers based on meteorological readings taken at major airports.Placing bets on the weather at a set time, explained 1xBet, “is a new form of entertainment for which there is a wide selection of markets”.The new ‘weather betting’ section has already been added to the 1xBet website, which now houses over 100 markers for meteorological services at airports primarily based in the Caribbean, South America, Central Africa, South-East Asia and Oceania. It has an interactive map with markers for all the airports on which bets can be placed. This feature, said the operator, “makes it easier for people to search for the airport they are looking for without needing any in-depth geographical knowledge”.After clicking on a marker, the player is offered one or more ‘over/under’ markets, with bets then settled on the temperature recorded at a specific time.1xBet added: “Our customers can do well here if they have some specific knowledge about meteorology, for example if they have an understanding of cloud formation and atmospheric pressure changes. Plenty of information relating to populated areas and their recent weather conditions is freely available online. “However, forecasting the weather, and making successful bets on it, is a complex matter – even more so when it comes to longer-term bets. Therefore, if you are interested in this type of betting, you should look at it as a fun activity and only bet with small amounts.” 1xBet defies COVID-19 disruption to keep 2020 plans in place April 3, 2020 SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Why leading esports titles should not be overlooked as substitutes to real sports April 15, 2020 Submit Related Articles Share Sharelast_img read more

Godfather Godin won’t give ground to Griezmann in WCup battle

first_img“Diego is a great friend. I am with him every day in Madrid,” Griezmann told reporters ahead of the clash in Nizhny Novgorod. “It is a nationality that I love, a people that I love. It will be a very emotional match for me.”Griezmann’s love affair with Uruguay began when handed his breakthrough at Real Sociedad by Martin Lasarte in 2009.Having spent his entire career in Spain, Griezmann has always had a steady stream of Uruguayan teammates.He began drinking mate at Sociedad with former Uruguay striker Carlos Bueno and was persuaded to join Atletico in 2014 by Godin.“He says he is Uruguayan,” said Godin. “He made his debut with Martin Lasarte and had a lot of time for him.“He has always been surrounded by Uruguayan players. He likes how we are and our customs: eating the barbecue, our music, he even drinks more mate than me!”– Similar styles –Friends turned rivals: France’s Antoine Griezmann and Diego Godin of Uruguay face off in Friday’s World Cup quarter-final © AFP / Boris HORVATAt Atletico, Griezmann is the star and top scorer. Godin, though, is the embodiment of the dogged, determined and defensively brilliant side Diego Simeone has created in the Spanish capital.“They will waste time, they will fall down, surround the referee. It’s their game, it’s the same at Atletico,” said Griezmann. “The match will be boring, they will want us to fall into their trap.”Much as they may not seem it, those are meant as words of respect. Griezmann turned down overtures from Barcelona to commit his future to Atletico just before his World Cup began.Griezmann turned down overtures from Barcelona to sign a new deal at Atletico just days after the World Cup began.“They give everything for their teammates, it’s beautiful,” he added.Griezmann has also witnessed Atletico beating the odds too many times against the likes of Real Madrid, Barca and Bayern Munich to take a place in the semi-finals for granted.After labouring through to the last 16 as winners of Group C despite scoring just three goals, France sprang into life thanks to the speed of Kylian Mbappe in a thrilling 4-3 win over Argentina.Griezmann was also on target with his second penalty of the tournament, but the breakout star and Golden Boot winner at Euro 2016 has not yet hit top form in Russia.Instead he has been overshadowed by his blistering 19-year-old strike partner.Griezmann, though, knows Godin and another Atletico teammate, Jose Maria Gimenez, will not give Mbappe the same space to exploit his pace that a disorganised Argentina did.Uruguay have conceded just once in winning all seven of their matches in 2018.“Do not expect him to do too much of the same in the quarters,” warned Griezmann of heightened expectations after Mbappe drew parallels with Pele when he became the first teenager since the Brazilian to score at least twice in a World Cup match.“The Uruguayans will have watched the match, they will change the way to defend him. It’s up to us to put him in good positions.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Slow start: Antoine Griezmann has scored just two penalties at the 2018 World Cup © AFP / FRANCK FIFESAINT PETERSBURG, Russian Federation, Jul 5 – A self-confessed lover of all things Uruguayan, from grilled meat to bitter-tasting infusion mate, France’s Antoine Griezmann knows not to expect any favourable treatment when confronted by close friend Diego Godin in Friday’s World Cup quarter-final.Teammates at Atletico Madrid, Griezmann and Godin have formed such a bond over the past four years that the rugged defender is the godfather of Griezmann’s daughter Mia.last_img read more

Quick Facts BattlefordsLloydminster

first_imgAPTN Naional NewsRiding: Battlefords-LloydminsterCandidates:Quick Facts:Incumbent Gerry Ritz has held the riding since 1997. In the 2011 General Election, Ritz won the seat by nearly 10,000 votes.Ritz holds the position of Minister of Agriculture.NDP candidate Sandra Arias is a former band councilor in the Red Pheasant Cree Nation and says fighting Bill C-51 was her primary reason for running in federal politics.Liberal candidate Larry Ingram is a sheet metal contractor, born and raised in Turtleford, Saskatchewan according to the Liberal website. Ingram has served his community for nearly a decade as a local School Board Trustee and a Mervin municipal councilor.Green candidate Mikaela-Mari Tenkin was born in Edmonton and spent ten years in the United States before moving back to Canada in 2009 according to her party’s website. Mikaela studied at both Trinity Western University and Portland State University where she pursued degrees in art history.last_img read more