Oracle in talks to hand former HP boss new role

first_img ORACLE has offered a job to Mark Hurd, the former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard who resigned amid a scandal involving inaccurate expense receipts related to a female contractor.It is understood that a final decision has not yet been made. Oracle was not immediately available for a comment.Hurd resigned early last month, after a probe into sexual harassment allegations. HP said he filed inaccurate expense reports related to Jodie Fisher, a marketing contractor who worked for Hurd’s office from 2007 through 2009.It is understood that Hurd had received job overtures from private equity firms and public companies immediately after his shocking departure from HP, the world’s largest technology company by revenue. It is unclear what job Hurd was offered.Plucked from relative obscurity to head HP, Hurd is credited with resuscitating the technology giant by cutting costs and pursuing ambitious acquisitions.HP said the expense reports were meant to hide a “close personal relationship” with Fisher. Show Comments ▼ Read This NextNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof Oracle in talks to hand former HP boss new role whatsapp KCS-content Share Sunday 5 September 2010 10:09 pm Tags: NULL whatsapplast_img read more

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bwin fined $81k over self-exclusion failings in New Jersey

first_imgFinance 21st March 2019 | By contenteditor Topics: Finance Legal & compliance Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter GVC Holdings-owned bwin.party has been fined $81,000 (£61,700/€71,100) for allowing self-excluded players to gamble via its online platform in New Jersey. bwin fined $81k over self-exclusion failings in New Jersey Tags: Online Gambling GVC Holdings-owned bwin.party has been fined $81,000 (£61,700/€71,100) for allowing self-excluded players to gamble via its online platform in New Jersey.The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE) imposed the fine after filing a complaint against bwin in December, seeking a sanction for breaching state regulations.The Civil Action Order details that a total of $41,759.49 was lost by a number of self-excluded players on bwin’s platform. bwin operates in partnership with the Borgata Casino (pictured) in the state.New Jersey law states that players who have self-excluded from gambling should not be able to access any licensed platform until the agreed self-exclusion period is over. As a result, the NJDGE ruled that bwin was in breach of the Casino Control Act.The NJDGE has been seeking to clamp down on breaches in regulation in recent months and in January also issued a fine to Rush Street Interactive for allowing minors to access its igaming services.Rush Street was ordered to pay $30,000, becoming the first igaming operator to face a punishment for such regulation breaches in New Jersey.Earlier this month, New Jersey Assemblymember Ralph Caputo also put forward a new bill that would formalise the penalties imposed on licensees that offer odds on sporting events for which betting is prohibited, with the guilty parties facing fines and automatic licence suspensions.The bill aims to have licensed operators found to have taken bets on prohibited events refund all amounts wagered, as well as paying a fine of between $20,000 and $10,000. They will also have their sports betting licence suspended for a period of up to 10 days. Regions: US New Jersey AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Addresslast_img read more

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Universal Partners Limited (UPL.mu) 2017 Annual Report

first_imgUniversal Partners Limited (UPL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Universal Partners Limited (UPL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Universal Partners Limited (UPL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Universal Partners Limited (UPL.mu)  2017 annual report.Company ProfileUniversal Partners Limited is a capital investment holding company. The company invests in growth businesses in the United Kingdom and Europe in general. Universal Partners Limited has a primary listing on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius and a secondary listing on the AltX of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.last_img

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Lafarge Africa PLC (WAPCO.ng) Q12017 Presentation

first_imgLafarge Africa PLC (WAPCO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2017 presentation results for the first quarter.For more information about Lafarge Africa PLC (WAPCO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lafarge Africa PLC (WAPCO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lafarge Africa PLC (WAPCO.ng)  2017 presentation results for the first quarter.Company ProfileLafarge Africa Plc is a cement manufacturing company in Nigeria offering high quality concrete and aggregates for the home building and construction sectors. The company is one of the oldest cement manufacturing companies in Nigeria and is a member of the LafargeHolcim Group, the largest building and concrete solutions company in the world. It also diversified interests in manufacturing paint, repairing electric motors, transport services and Kraft bag production. Lafarge Africa Plc has plants in Ewekoro and Sagamu in the South West district; Mfamosing in the South-South district; and Ashaka in the North East district of Nigeria. The company has installed cement production capacity of 10.5MTPA and has plans to increase its production capacity. Its product range includes cement, aggregates, ready-mix concrete and pulverized fly ash. Cement solutions are marketed under the brand names Elephant, Ashaka, Supaset, PowerMax and Unicem. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Lafarge Cement WAPCO Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Diocese of Atlanta clergy, laity renew vows at Martin Luther…

first_img This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Press Release Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Peggy Powell Dobbins says: Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL March 29, 2018 at 11:08 pm I wish I had been there. Thanks for writing this up. 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Wright speaks to clergy and laity at a renewal of vows services held at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. Photo: Diocese of Atlanta[Diocese of Atlanta] Clergy and laity of the Diocese of Atlanta gathered this week for their renewal of vows in the sanctuary of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his father and grandfather preached.Diocese of Atlanta Bishop Robert C. Wright, whose diocese also includes middle and north Georgia, said he sought permission to use the site because of its connection to the civil rights movement leader and the recognition of the humanity of all Americans.“Being that we are all Georgians now, and that Martin’s and Coretta’s earthly remains are laying just outside, it seems good to stop here and remember, and maybe even borrow some of their resolve for service,” Wright said, motioning toward the site outside the church where King and his wife are buried. “More than that, I invited you here because there are three important ideas that are easy to illustrate in this space. They are simple but eternal ideas. They are possibility, pain and power.”Wright said the small sanctuary that launched King to the international stage is a powerful symbol of possibility.“The local parish is still the hope of the world. If that sounds like too much to say, look around. This is a totally average parish. Still, from this place, a soul was equipped to confront pharaohs, mobilize people and call a nation to its better self,” Wright said.Since his ordination in 2012, Wright has focused renewal services on the diocese’s relationship with other denominations and religions and its mission to the world. Services have been held in a homeless shelter, a Jewish synagogue and at a parish church where a Muslim preached. When held at the diocese’s Cathedral of St. Philip, the services have featured a choir from a women’s prison, preachers from other denominations and, once, a foot washing.Ebenezer Baptist Church is the church in Atlanta where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his father and grandfather preached. Photo: Diocese of AtlantaEbenezer Baptist Church, a national historic site not normally used for services, was opened to the diocese by Ebenezer Baptist’s current pastor, the Rev. Raphael G. Warnock, Wright’s friend and fellow advocate for social justice.Wright called for clergy and laity to actively seek new possibilities for sharing Jesus’ message in the world.“When we renew our vows today perhaps what needs renewing is not our intention to be faithful to our respective vows. Perhaps what needs renewing is our sense of possibility,” Wright said. “Maybe what is needed is for us to grasp again a God-sized sense of what is possible.”Standing behind King’s pulpit, adjacent to the organ where King’s mother was shot and killed, Wright said holding the service at Ebenezer highlighted current faith issues, such as gun violence.“What I want to point out here is, this place knows pain. It’s in the walls and the wood,” he said. “And if you’ll acknowledge that, then maybe in the spirit of fellowship, you could acknowledge your own pain in this place. Or at least pledge to.“Why? Because to renew our vows without acknowledging pain, sorrow and profound disappointment as we endeavor to be faithful is nothing more than putting lipstick on a pig.”Wright urged those at the service to breathe in the sanctuary’s history for their spiritual renewal.“If anything gets renewed today, let it be our ability to stay curious even in our pain, recognizing that God uses everything for learning and for the benefit of the world,” he said. “If anything gets renewed today, let it be our courage to be foolish for a God who makes life out of death, light out of darkness, and turns the cowering into conquerors.”— Don Plummer is director of media and community relations for the Diocese of Atlanta. 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Boston science marchers demand ‘harm reduction’ for people who use opioids

first_imgThousands of nurses, doctors, lab technicians, environmental professionals, computer programmers and teachers rallied for Science on Boston Common April 22. They were responding to the gangster president’s witch-hunt of climate scientists and other threatened budgetary and military attacks.While this was happening, a smaller contingent of revolutionary-minded scientists gained wide attention marching, handing out flyers and chanting through the crowd, demanding “Supervised Injection Facilities, Now!”Activists with the SIFMA NOW! Coalition were joined in the march by the Boston Area Drug Users Union, New England Antifa, ACT-UP Boston and Workers World Party-Boston as the “Harm Reduction Contingent.”Spurred to action by the alarming opioid epidemic, the Harm Reduction Contingent included doctors, treatment professionals, community activists, union leaders, housing specialists, teachers and many youth and children. This epidemic has killed tens of thousands of people while pouring billions of profits into pharmaceutical companies, police and the prison-industrial complex, cash-hungry banks and other forces of the gangster capitalist economy.Xr. Andie Michelle Burnham, a local queer activist and harm reduction specialist who was instrumental in having the city of Gloucester, Mass., declare May 2017 “Harm Reduction Month,” was an organizer of the contingent. Burnham explains in literature that the harm-reduction model takes a politically “radical” approach in promoting scientific, evidence-based prevention of overdoses, stopping the spread of HIV and hepatitis C, and improving the health and wellbeing of active opioid users.The harm reduction model is entirely contrary to the lock-em-up “War on Drugs” which has filled U.S. jails and especially targeted Black, Latinx, Indigenous, trans, leftist and poor workers since the time J. Edgar Hoover ran the FBI to today’s bigot Attorney General Sessions’ war on civil rights and marijuana.Harm reduction also conflicts with the general “mandatory abstinence” school of programs. These are mostly based on stigmatization, punishment, confessionals and judgmental shaming. Every arm of the capitalist state apparatus, from court sentences to prisons, cops, homeless “shelters” and social service agencies exclusively pushes “mandatory abstinence,” say the harm reduction activists.“The reason we are out here fighting.” Burnham told Workers World, “is to uplift the voices and tend to the needs of a universally marginalized group. People who use drugs (PWUD) are at the intersects of all communities. The stigma laid against them is often stacked on top of many other layers of identity stigma. These folks are pushed out of homes, denied basic human rights, and are criminalized.“Drug use is not by any means inherently wrong, and the way we [capitalist society] often approach it is classist at best. We demand an end to the racist, classist War On Drugs™! We demand proven harm reduction methods such as syringe access, naloxone access, supervised injection facilities, drug testing kits be available free, on demand, and without apology.“We demand an end to the stigma that stands between PWUD who experience problematic use, and safe, compassionate, science backed treatment. Uplift people who use drugs! End the stigma! Act Up!”One week after the Science March, the Massachusetts Medical Society, many of whose members were visible and vocal at the April 22 rally, took an unprecedented, landslide vote to organizationally support the opening of clinics in Massachusetts where drug users may legally inject under medical supervision (SIF).Various arms of the state and its political leadership denounced this decision. Dr. Barbara Herbert, president of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, defended it: “It’s counterintuitive that you would let people do something that is illegal and dangerous in a setting that is safer … but in fact, there’s good scientific and epidemiologic evidence that it saves lives, and we’re in such a terrible epidemic that anything that saves lives, we want to embrace.” (Boston Globe, April 30)FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Syria and Iran struggle against sanctions during pandemic

first_imgThis article appeared in the March 21 issue of Junge Welt, a German daily newspaper. Translation by John Catalinotto.Recently, Syria and Iran repeatedly called on the U.S. and the European Union to lift the unilateral economic sanctions imposed against the two countries. Meanwhile, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Kuwait have begun sending first aid shipments to Iran.“Starting tomorrow, I will wear a face mask and gloves,” Hussam told Junge Welt. He works in Damascus in a small hotel. He said, “Every day I have to deal with so many guests, give them the keys and take them back, take their money, recharge their cell phones and help with their luggage.”Hussam’s family obeys government orders and follows information from around the world, said 60-year-old Hussam.. Most hotel guests are from the rural areas of Deir Azzur, Hasakeh or Kamishli and they are poorly educated.  He explained, “They don’t understand the seriousness of the situation.”Officially, there are no coronavirus COVID-19 infections in Syria. The World Health Organization confirmed this at a joint press conference with Syrian Health Minister Nisar Jasigi on March 17. The protective measures taken so far are good, said WHO representative Nima Said Abid. The reference laboratory of the Syrian Ministry of Health is able to detect coronavirus infections. However, there is a general lack of tests and laboratories.A protest calls for end to U.S. sanctions on Iran in Washington, D.C., on March 11. Credit: Medea BenjaminDamascus has further tightened security measures. Schools and universities, parks, cafés, restaurants and internet cafés have been closed. As of March 22, the Ministry of Transport will stop work nationwide. A quarantine center has been established at Al-Dweir.On March 20, the Ministry of the Interior declared that certain foreigners would not be allowed to enter the country for two months.  This affects travelers from China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Germany, France, the U.S., Japan, Belgium, Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland. Arab travelers from Qatar, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Morocco are banned from entering the country for one month.A statement issued by the Foreign Ministry in Damascus on March 19 said that in light of the coronavirus pandemic, all sanctions against Syria must be lifted immediately and unconditionally. The unilaterally imposed sanctions have aggravated the situation and endangered the lives of the population, particularly affecting the health care system.The U.S. and its allies, which are continuing the sanctions, are responsible for every victim that this pandemic claims. The “world community” must stop the measures that are contrary to international law, said the Syrian Foreign Ministry.Doctors Without Borders (MSF) warned that without additional aid, a spread of the coronavirus in northern Syria could lead to a crisis situation. Dirk Hegmanns, the director responsible for Syria of Welthungerhilfe (World Hunger Aid) — which is cofinanced by the German government — said that if the coronavirus were to spread among the internally displaced people in northwestern Syria, one would have to “almost expect mass mortality,” reported the DPA (German Press Agency) on March 18. “Since the Russian air force has systematically destroyed clinics, there is no health care there.”Russia denies charges of bombing clinicsRussia has repeatedly denied these allegations. During a debate in the U.N. Security Council in mid-February, Russian U.N. Ambassador Vasily Nebensia pointed out that the jihadists had turned hospitals and schools into weapon storage depots and headquarters. Western ambassadors and the media call this a “Russian-Syrian deception and diversionary strategy.”Particularly affected by the corona pandemic is Iran, where Nouroz (New Year) is currently being celebrated. The Ministry of Health announced on March 20 that  1,433 people have died so far, reported the news agency AFP. The number of people infected has risen to 19,644, and 6,745 people have recovered from the disease.Public institutions, mosques, parks, schools and universities are closed in Iran, and the population is urged to stay at home. Iranian Foreign Minister Jawad Sarif had already written a letter to U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres on March 12, urging him to do everything possible to stop U.S. sanctions against Iran.Sarif described these sanctions as a “campaign of economic terrorism,” which is making it increasingly difficult for Iran to export oil. At the same time, he said it is almost impossible to import the drugs and medical equipment needed to identify and treat coronavirus patients.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Chorizo pasta / Perry roasted pears and whiskey cream

first_imgPrint Facebook Advertisement Previous article34 Clonile on Old Cratloe RoadNext articleHealthy eating seminar to promote a better you admin NewsChorizo pasta / Perry roasted pears and whiskey creamBy admin – April 22, 2010 554 Perry roasted pears and whiskey creamTHIS succulent and very sophisticated dessert blends the flavour of pear and perry with a decadent whiskey cream. Light but very full in flavour. WHAT YOU NEED6 ripe pears, peeled300ml perry1 star anise1 cinnamon stick 1 piece orange peelJuice of 1 lemon 2 tbsp honey 150ml double cream1 tbsp whiskeyWHAT TO DOPreheat the oven to 180°C/Gas Mark 4. Carefully scoop out the cores of the pears from the bottom of the fruit, taking care not to damage the outside – a corer is ideal. Coat the pears in the lemon juice and place upright in a baking dish. Put the perry, honey, spices and orange peel in a small saucepan and slowly bring to the boil, pour the mixture over the pears. Roast in the oven, basting occasionally, for 30 minutes or until tender. If the syrup starts to dry up during cooking, add a little hot water to the dish. To make the whiskey cream, whip the double cream until thick and fold in the whiskeyServe the pears warm, drizzled with the pan juices and accompanied by a generous spoonful of the whiskey cream. Chorizo pasta THERE is nothing like a quick and easy summer pasta dish and this is no different. Use a pasta that is small and bite-size but can hold some sauce. It makes it all the better.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up WHAT YOU NEED250g small bite-size pastaThick slices of smoked chorizo1 red or orange pepper2 courgettes350g mushrooms2 tbsp groundnut oil350ml creamWHAT TO DOCook you chosen pasta in boiling salted water until tender.Meanwhile, slice the chorizo about 1cm thick, the peppers and courgettes into large chunks and chop the mushrooms into quarters.Heat the oil in a large frying pan and add in the chorizo, cook for a few minutes then add the peppers and courgettes. Continue cooking and tossing the vegetables until they start to soften, finally adding the mushrooms.Drain the pasta then add it to the chorizo and vegetables, then pour in the cream and bring to the boil. Season with a little salt and black pepper and eat with crusty bread and a nice glass of your favourite ……! Linkedin Email WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

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Breath-taking views of the Glen and Galtee Mountains

first_imgFacebook The picture-book mountain range of the Galtees provides a spectacular backdrop to the Glen of Aherlow, as Billy Ryan discovered. Looking out over the Glen of Aherlow is an exhilarating experience.  On a July Friday afternoon, I found myself  in the company of a group of adventurous people. Most were wearing special walking boots and dressed for anything the Irish weather could throw at them.  Solo walkers, couples and friends from different backgrounds wait to be guided along the famous Tipperary beauty spot at the Glen of Aherlow.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up This lush valley is where the River Aherlow runs between the Galtee Mountains and the wooded ridge of Slievnamuck. It is also where local man and talented Seanachaì, Michael Moroney, has been showing tourists and native Irish a clandestine journey through woodland that is home to many species  including foxes, red and grey squirrels and the most common bird in Ireland, the blackbird.The entrance to the park is visible from the Christ the King statue, where there is parking and a viewing area. It is marked by an oak panel on supporting posts. The map panel at the start of walk points out the route and its many features along the way. Steps leading down to a wooden bridge and crossing a small stream seduce walkers into the woods.  The walk itself can take an hour to complete, according to Michael. It covers around 50 acres (18 hectares) of pure woodland. While walking through the woodland area, visitors are flanked by various trees and shrubs including oak, Scots pine and beech. The trek is circular and returns to the starting point.Lenihan’s Cottage, which dates back to the Famine, (1845-1870), was described by Michael as a  type of dwelling for small farmers and labourers. He assured us it would have been thatched, consisting of two rooms with an adjoining building to house a cow or pig.  All through the park there are walking posts to guide the walker through the woods along the paths that are maintained by the Glen of Aherlow Fáilte Society.The Aherlow House Hotel & Lodges offers a perfect location from which to appreciate these glorious surroundings in peace and tranquility.The fabulous views of rolling hills and mountains, forests and unspoilt countryside make it perfect for families or groups.We enjoyed a meal in the restaurant at Aherlow, which takes advantage of the fantastic local produce available in the surrounding areas. Head chef, Jose Vega, put together tempting menus for the visitors,  enjoyed from an unrivalled vantage point overlooking the Glen.After a long walk, sitting with a warm drink beside the roaring log fire in the Hunting Lodge Bar, for me, it just doesn’t get any better.Local forest tracks, and the Galtee range for serious hill walkers, through wooded foothills, mountain streams and corrie lakes, provide nature lovers with a haven of outdoors adventure. I believe it would be difficult to find a better setting anywhere to enjoy the natural resources of mountains, rivers, lakes, forests and scenic landscape.On the doorstep of Aherlow, there is fishing, horse riding, golf and sightseeing. A peaceful and tranquil refuge that invites you on a journey of exploration and fun; an authentic experience just waiting to be discovered!One night’s accommodation at Aherlow House Hotel costs between €84 – €109 per room. Bed and full Irish breakfast, with a taste of Tipperary dinner, including walking maps on the Galtee Mountains or a woodland walk, is €75 per person sharing. WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsBreath-taking views of the Glen and Galtee MountainsBy admin – August 8, 2012 749 Print Emailcenter_img Linkedin Advertisement Previous articleCharged with conspiring to commit crimesNext article‘Get using pooper scoopers’, warns cllr admin Twitterlast_img read more

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Councillors told to ‘put up or shut up’ over Irish Cement

first_imgLimerick centre needed to tackle environmental issues Print TAGSEnvironmentLimerick City and CountyNewspolitics Advertisement Previous articleIncinerator ban forms part of Regional Strategy submissionNext articleRed shoe demonstration on International Women’s Day highlights gender-based violence Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin WhatsApp Twitter Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Emailcenter_img NewsEnvironmentPoliticsCouncillors told to ‘put up or shut up’ over Irish CementBy Alan Jacques – March 8, 2019 1467 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Limerick on Covid watch list Solidarity local election candidate Se—ónaidh N’í Shí’om—óin.SOLIDARITY local elections candidate, Seónaidh Ní Shíomóin, believes that an attempt to ban the incineration of waste in Limerick City won’t be enough to stop the incineration of waste at the Irish Cement plant in Mungret.She suggests that the move by local city councillors as part of a new regional strategy is probably a political stunt, to avoid the inconvenience of the incinerator becoming a hot political potato in the run-up to the local elections.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “As it stands the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) have deferred their decision to grant a new emissions license to Irish Cement. Changes to the regional strategy wouldn’t be retrospective and wouldn’t undo the actions of the Council, where they acted to endorse CRH and Irish Cement’s plan to burn toxic waste in Mungret.“If councillors now accept that incineration is unwelcome in Limerick, then those decisions must be reversed,” Ms Ní Shíomóin said.“The local community has made their feelings very clear. People are infuriated and worried at the thoughts of this toxic monstrosity in their backyard. There have been in excess of 3,500 local objections to An Bord Pleanála.“On the assumption that the EPA will grant Irish Cement a license, then the only action which will stop this toxic incinerator is a direct, community campaign.“The successful water charges campaign shows the way where communities organised themselves for a boycott. We have to be prepared to take mass organised direct action including the placing of pickets at entry points to Irish Cement, and refuse entry to waste arriving to be burned.”Ní Shíomóin feels it’s time for councillors to “put up or shut up”.“This is an issue that will affect Limerick City and far beyond if it goes ahead. It must be effectively opposed through actions, not more empty election promises. Limerick should lead the way on this issue by saying ‘no thanks’ to CRH and Irish Cement.“Limerick councillors will have another think coming if they think they can hedge their bets and hope that Government policy will overrule their empty promises here. We will be asking each of them if the politicians will do what’s necessary and stand with us in direct actions and on the picket lines.“Or will they shrug their shoulders and allow this environmental catastrophe into Limerick?” she asked. Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Facebooklast_img read more

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