€1.3m approved for Flood Remedial Works

first_imgPrint Previous articleAnti Austerity Alliance opens Limerick baseNext articleMinister told to speed up help for flood victims Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin TAGSfloodingMusic LimerickSt Mary’s park Facebook #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ WhatsApp Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Twitter Emailcenter_img REPAIR work to the tune of €1.3m will begin immediately on repairs to homes damaged by flooding in St Mary’s Park following the approval of the funding from the Department of the Environment, it has been confirmed by Limerick City Council. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The funding was announced today (Friday) following discussions between Limerick City Council and the Department of the Environment and agreed that Regeneration monies will be used to carry out the necessary works.Residents of St Mary’s Park are being informed by local authority officials door to door today that contractors will begin reinstatement works to all homes with flood damage. Reinstatement works had commenced on Local Authority owned properties in recent weeks where the area was particularly badly affected by flooding from an extreme high tide in Limerick on February 1st. A major response effort by Limerick City Council took place in the aftermath of the flooding to pump away floodwaters and assist residents with alternative accommodation and housing repairs.Brian Geaney, Senior Executive Officer, Limerick City Council, explained that over the last number of weeks, the Local Authority has been involving in an on-going cleansing and sanitation process of all affected homes.“Since the flooding happened, the de-humidification of all houses involved has been taking place and this takes time due to the level of flood damage that was caused,” he explained. “Limerick City Council has been actively engaged with residents, local Councillors and organisations in St Mary’s Park to keep them updated on a continuous basis about our efforts including St Mary’s Community Group, St Mary’s Regeneration Committee and St Mary’s Aid. I’m delighted to confirm that works can now continue to include all houses following the drying out of all affected premises.”Mr Geaney confirmed that Limerick City Council will remain in contact with the Department of the Environment in relation to other aspects of the flood relief programme.Other areas of Limerick affected by the flooding should make an application as previously advised to the Housing Assistance Scheme operated by the Department of Social Protection. The details of this scheme are available at the local Community Welfare Services contact points or at www.welfare.ieFlood victims were also assisted by the Department of Social Protection which paid a total of €109,242 to affected persons after 275 claims were processed for their immediate needs and the replacement of furniture and electrical items that were destroyed. NewsBreaking newsCommunity€1.3m approved for Flood Remedial WorksBy Staff Reporter – February 28, 2014 658 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Clonlara couple stuck in their marooned home Advertisement Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick last_img read more

Arsenal are yet to have talks over Layvin Kurzawa, says PSG sporting director Leonardo

first_img Comment Arsenal are yet to have talks over Layvin Kurzawa, says PSG sporting director Leonardo Advertisement A Layvin Kurzawa move to Arsenal does not look imminent (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain have not held any talks over the future of Layvin Kurzawa, according to PSG sporting director Leonardo.The Gunners were thought to have made contact over the left-back as they look to find cover for Kieran Tierney, who has struggled with injury since his summer arrival from Celtic.Kurzawa is out of contract at the end of the season at PSG and Arsenal see him as an affordable option in January to fill the void left by the Scot.However, Leonardo appears to have quelled those hopes for now, saying that a move is a long way from happening.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘For the moment we have not had any discussions with Arsenal for Layvin Kurzawa,’ Leonardo told French publication RMC.The 27-year-old full-back has not been a regular in the PSG team this season, but he has made a number of appearances, most recently starting the Coupe de France win over Lorient on Sunday.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityManager Thomas Tuchel spoke ahead of that game of his desire to keep hold of the France international as key back-up to first choice left-back Juan Bernat.‘I haven’t spoken with Layvin or anyone else about his departure this winter,’ said the PSG boss.‘Layvin is number two behind [Juan] Bernat in the left-back position.‘We need him and Layvin will play [Sunday] against Lorient. He has played well recently.’Kurzawa played the full 90 minutes as PSG edged a 1-0 win at Lorient, although he has only started six Ligue 1 games this campaign.There is the possibility that Arsenal will look to snap up the left-back for free over the summer, agreeing a deal this month, but only seeing him arrive in July.However, that will not cure their injury problems now, leaving Sead Kolasinac to continue to deputise for the injured Tierney.MORE: Alexandre Lacazette tells ‘naive’ Arsenal teammates they need to be ‘nastier’ after Sheffield United drawMORE: Frank Lampard has told Chelsea to take their anger out on Arsenal, says Tammy Abrahamcenter_img Metro Sport ReporterMonday 20 Jan 2020 8:17 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link357Shares Advertisementlast_img read more

Kieran Tierney reveals details of horrific injury as Arsenal defender dislocated shoulder THREE times in ten minutes

first_img Comment Advertisement Tierney looked in agony as he walked off the pitch against West Ham (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney has opened up on the ‘toughest time’ of his life recovering from the excruciating shoulder injury that has kept him out of action since December.The 22-year-old struggled with a hernia injury when he first arrived from Celtic but quickly impressed after returning to fitness – though he suffered a serious setback when he dislocated his shoulder during the Gunners’ 3-1 win over West Ham shortly before Christmas.Tierney has been working his way back from the injury and only just returned to first-team training in the last few weeks.The Scotland international told Sport Bible: ‘Mentally it was probably the toughest time of my life. In my head I was thinking, “I need an operation now.” I knew.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Three times in ten minutes, nobody’s shoulder should be going like that. So in my head as I was lying down I was thinking, “That’s me out for another few months”.‘I knew that devastation straight away and I think you can see it on my face.’ Metro Sport ReporterThursday 19 Mar 2020 5:20 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.8kShares Advertisement Kieran Tierney reveals details of horrific injury as Arsenal defender dislocated shoulder THREE times in ten minutes Tierney back in full training after months out with injury (Picture: Getty Images)With the emergence of 18-year-old wonderkid Bukayo Saka, Tierney may struggle to earn back his spot at left-back straight away.The full-back detailed the long road back from his serious injury, and the mental toughness required to keep moving forward.He added: ‘There is always ways you can improve yourself although it’s not on the pitch or with the ball, you are still improving yourself and your physique and every day you are injured. You are improving your mentality as well.‘I’ll be watching who is playing in my position, who I’d be playing against and how the team are playing so when I do get integrated back into training games it’s like second nature.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 Arsenal‘I know the way the team play, how they want to play and how the manager wants to do his things.‘It’s never ideal sitting on the sideline watching but I just want the team to win and be successful.‘Everybody loves going out and playing football but to be mentally tough and to deal with all these obstacles and hurdles that people throw at you, it’s the hardest part but when you get to the other side it’s the most rewarding part.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Willian sends message to Chelsea manager Frank Lampard amid Arsenal and Tottenham transfer linksMORE: Willian sends message to Chelsea manager Frank Lampard amid Arsenal and Tottenham transfer linkslast_img read more

Badgers looking at do or die stretch

first_imgAssistant captain Craig Smith insisted the Badgers need to be more accountable both on and off the ice.[/media-credit]If you watched the end of practice Wednesday, you wouldn’t have thought the Wisconsin men’s hockey team had gone 0-for-February. The players and coaches had a good talk before everyone was let go for the day. Guys were fake fighting and firing shots at the net nonchalantly.The scene was no different from any practice during the Badgers’ 12-of-13 run two months ago. But the circumstances certainly are.Heading into a bye week the first weekend of February, UW was five points back of first place. Guys were beat up, sick and needed a chance to rest. It was a welcome break.Maybe that bye week wasn’t such a great thing after all.Since then, Wisconsin has been swept at Nebraska-Omaha, earned just one point at home against Minnesota and to cap off the 0-5-1 streak, lost 7-3 at St. Cloud State, prompting a team meeting that lasted almost an hour after the game ended.“Everything that was said on Saturday was everything that needed to be said that hasn’t been said in a couple weeks,” assistant captain Craig Smith said.So there’s certainly an awareness of the situation, even if it isn’t evident in the seemingly lighthearted practices. Is there a point where a team can feel too loose, given the circumstances?“To a point,” senior defenseman Craig Johnson said. “The looseness is coming with, we’ve got to stress the word ‘swagger.’ We need to get a little swagger, we need to get that back.”The team, to a man, readily admits that following the sweep by the Huskies, the Badgers have reached their lowest low of the season. And just like every point prior to this, they have stressed growth and learning from adversity.But at a certain point, doesn’t optimism have to change into urgency? Maybe the Badgers waited too long to stop and take a look around.“I think maybe the talk should have happened a little sooner, but we were saying the right things every week,” Johnson said. “And we seemed focused at practice all week. But you could also tell when you came to the rink, there was a kind of ‘What are we going to have today?’”“This week, you know what we’re having, you can sense it this week, which is a good thing.”The truth of the matter though, is that the Badgers are running out of time. This weekend’s series against Colorado College is the end of the regular season. Riding on the games is a chance to claim home ice for the WCHA playoffs, something that seemed a certainty a month ago.Right now, UW sits in seventh place, one spot out of home ice. Four teams are in contention for fifth and sixth place, including Wisconsin, Colorado College, Minnesota and St. Cloud State.There are a number of scenarios that could end with UW playing one more series at the Kohl Center, but the simplest is in its own hands: beat CC. The Tigers are one point ahead in the standings and taking three out of a possible four points this weekend would ensure the Badgers remain the home team when the playoffs start.As Johnson puts it, UW needs to do a lot of “scratching and clawing” this weekend.“We’ve set in stone that we don’t want to travel, we want to be here, we want to have another home weekend – especially for our seniors,” he said. “We really don’t want to leave, let this be our last weekend here.”Intentions and promises are one thing, but performance is another. The large gap between them is the reason Wisconsin – a team Smith said “felt sorry” for itself at times – is looking up at more squads than down.The biggest question for UW is where to begin. It is one matter to have something to point the finger at – special teams, goaltending, effort – but it is another entirely to have everything fall apart.“[We need to] Just take accountability for what we’re doing,” Smith said. “Taking account for what we’re doing with ourselves and our social life and what we bring to hockey.”In February, the Badgers had one of the top power plays in the game, top scoring defense in the nation and in Scott Gudmandson, statistically, the best goaltender in the game.Since then, Wisconsin has allowed at least four goals in five of six games played, inflating their goals allowed per game from 2.00 to 2.42. Gudmandson dropped from first in save percentage to 19th and first in goals-against average to 13th.The Badgers’ special teams units have floundered as well. UW converted on 24.3 percent of its power plays entering February and have gone 5-32 since (15.6 percent). Meanwhile, opponents went 9-33 (27.3 percent) on the man advantage against the Badgers during that stretch.The short version: Wisconsin needs big fixes in all phases of its game.Recent history seems to indicate Wisconsin could have trouble accomplishing the goal of reaching the NCAA tournament. But despite seemingly intimidating odds against, the Badgers trust they can reverse their fortunes quickly.“History tells us what this team can do,” head coach Mike Eaves said. “Based on that alone and being with them all year, gives you every thought, that when this team has been in some adverse situations, they’ve responded well.”The talk is there, but the performances are yet to be put on display. A number of words were used to describe the team’s attitude, including excitement, urgency and as Johnson put it, redemption.Whatever the attitudes or outlooks though, the Badgers are still aware of the reality, which is much less optimistic.“We’ve got to throw urgency into our game. Especially coming down to the end of the season, playoff hockey is played with a ton of urgency,” Smith said. “Season’s on the line right now; if you think about it, it’s kind of simple: We’ve got to win. We can’t lose any more games.”last_img read more