Operation ‘Open City’ gets underway in Limerick

first_imgLinkedin Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Limerick on Covid watch list TAGSLimerick City and CountyNewstrafficTransport NewsCommunityTransportOperation ‘Open City’ gets underway in LimerickBy Staff Reporter – December 2, 2019 2406 Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? An Garda Síochána has commenced Operation ‘Open City’ to facilitate the movement of Public Transport and minimise traffic disruption to the general public, through high visibility and enforcement activity’ which will continue until Christmas Eve in Limerick.Operation ‘Open City’ involves a multi-agency approach between An Garda Síochána, The National Transport Authority, Local Authorities and transport providers.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up ‘Open City’ is a high visibility enforcement operation with Gardaí patrolling major arterial routes and link roads during core commuter hours.There will also be a particular focus on traffic management issues around car parks at major shopping areas.  During the operation enhanced communication will be provided to the public by An Garda Síochána and relevant stakeholders through the use of social media (@GardaTraffic), websites, smartphone apps and roadside variable message signs.The 197 newly attested Gardaí who graduated last Friday, November 29, take up operational duty today, with the 32 Gardaí assigned to Limerick City deployed to ‘Open City’.They will support Garda Roads Policing Units and local Garda patrols to help people get about their day’s business, and enjoy the seasonal festivities.Limerick is one of three cities taking part in operation ‘Open City’, with Dublin and Cork being the other two.Operation ‘Open City’ will be run alongside the Christmas Road Safety Enforcement Campaign with both operations focused on reducing road fatalities and keeping people safe.Safety advice during Christmas• Be careful when withdrawing money from cash machines and financial institutions.• Mind your belongings when in crowded areas. Use a handbag or shoulder bag that can be held securely.• Don’t leave bags or valuables visible inside a parked cars.• Park your car in a controlled car park and retain the parking ticket on your person.• Always lock your car securely when leaving it unattended, even for brief period.• Report any incident to Gardaí, immediately.For more on Crime Prevention visit Garda.ie https://www.garda.ie/en/Crime-Prevention/ Print Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Previous articleCoonagh earn dramatic FAI Junior Cup victoryNext articleMIC awarded €350k towards next-generation STEAM initiative Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! WhatsApp Twitter Advertisement Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat last_img read more

LOCKN’ Festival Adds Tedeschi Trucks Band To 2018 Lineup

first_imgTedeschi Trucks Band is the latest act to be added to the lineup for this year’s LOCKN’ Festival. Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi will lead their twelve-piece ensemble through two sets over two days, marking their fourth LOCKN’ to date. Tedeschi Trucks Band has played every LOCKN’ since the festival’s inception in 2013, with the exception of last year, so the band’s familial vibe is welcomed wholeheartedly. For a band known to welcome a special guest or two (or more) at their live shows, we can’t wait to see what goes down at LOCKN’ Festival–the mecca of magical collaborations.Tedeschi Trucks Band will join previously-announced artists Dead & Company (four sets over two days), Umphrey’s McGee (three sets over two days), Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Turkuaz, Lettuce (three sets over two days, including a tribute to Jerry Garcia Band), George Clinton & P-Funk, and The Suffers. As previously reported, LOCKN’ will be making new lineup additions every day until the complete bill is released on February 8th. You can check out the artist rollout, including set times, via LOCKN’s website.LOCKN’ returns to Infinity Downs Farm from August 23rd through 26th. Tickets for the festival will go on sale at noon EST on Friday, February 9th. For more information about LOCKN’ or for ticketing, head over to the event’s website here. Check out the building schedule below.[photo: Sam Shinault]last_img read more

CFO Focus: Steering with business intelligence

first_img 29SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr For credit union CFOs, wearing multiple hats is an essential part of the job. Regardless of the task at hand—be it evaluating the institution’s overall profitability or managing compliance activities—the need for strong data persists. Today’s sophisticated business intelligence tools are changing the game for CFOs, providing accessibility to insights and empowering them to truly harness data to create sustainability and profitability using fact-informed strategies. With the right solutions, CFOs can base decisions on actual metrics rather than trends or industry benchmarks.When it comes to vetting and deploying a business intelligence solution, CFOs are typically the ones in the driver’s seat. In choosing business intelligence tools, CFOs should look for systems that enable them to evaluate the past, understand the current status and drive changes with confidence, accounting for four unique types of analytics:Descriptive analytics—historic information depicting “what happened?”Diagnostic analytics—demonstration of cause and effect to assess “why did it happen?”Predictive analytics—monitoring and tracking trends and behavior to predict “what will happen?”Prescriptive analytics—allowing an organization to turn insights into strategy and tactical planning to supply answers to the question “how can we make it happen?”Business intelligence is about leveraging data first to see the bigger picture and then to develop a comprehensive roadmap for staying ahead of the game in today’s fast-changing, technology-driven world. Business intelligence solutions must deliver insights to improve competitive posture, with an impact on virtually every department. In their assessment of data analytics solutions, today’s tech-savvy CFOs are prioritizing such key features as: continue reading »last_img read more

Third Shawano wins of season for Yarie, Van Straten

first_imgBy Scott OwenSHAWANO, Wis. (May 21) – Marcus Yarie and Travis Van Straten both won their third local fea­tures of the season while Lucas Lamberies secured his second Shawano Speedway victory of 2016 Saturday night.In Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified action, Tyler Wilson grabbed the lead on the opening lap, but was quickly pressured by Joel Seegert. The lead duo raced nose to tail as Seegert tried both high and low to find a way by Wilson.As the lead duo duked it out, Yarie worked his way toward the front after starting deep in the field and on lap nine it became a three-car battle for the lead. Wilson continued to lead with Seegert and Yarie side-by-side and right on Wilson’s bumper.Yarie finally found an advantage on lap 15, making a pass up high in turns one and two to take the lead, then led the rest of the way for the win. Seegert made a last-lap pass of Wilson to finish second.The IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature continued the green to checkered, caution-free trend.  Van Straten made his way to the lead on lap 12 with an outside pass of Rod Snellen­berger.  VanStraten held the point position the rest of the way, but it was not easy as Snellen­berger and Kyle Frederick stayed right on him.Karah Taycher secured the lead on the opening lap of the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod fea­ture while Brekken Kleinschmidt settled into second. Kleinschmidt maintained the second position un­til Lamberies grabbed the second spot on lap five and then used an inside pass to take the lead.Taycher continued to chase Lamberies until lap 12 when Jordan Barkholtz hustled his way into the second position.last_img read more

Kroos: I won’t join United

first_img The Bayern Munich midfielder has long been linked with the Old Trafford club, especially as his contract situation with the German champions remains unresolved. Kroos, 24, has a year left with Bayern and has yet to accept their offer of an extension, giving a nod to a possible move away. Press Association United have been reported as suitors but he claims they are not on his radar. Speaking to Bild he said: “I am expecting to play for Bayern Munich next season. “There was a lot of speculation, but Manchester is and was not an issue. “At this point in time I am fully focused on preparations for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.” Rumours of a United move for Kroos started to circulate when David Moyes was in charge, although talk has cooled since the appointment of Louis van Gaal. center_img Toni Kroos has no intention of being a Manchester United player next season.last_img read more

LIVE: Kiprotich, Mutai and Kiprop carry nation’s hopes

first_img1512118Stsiapan RAHAUTSOUBLR2:16:042:12:04 1332890Nicolae-Alexandru SOAREROU2:18:522:18:52 842703Ilya TIAPKINKGZ2:19:192:19:19 373040Nicolás CUESTASURU2:15:31 442966Boonthung SRISUNGTHA2:24:012:24:01 982241Renxue ZHUCHN2:18:182:18:18 23097Galen RUPPUSA2:11:122:11:12 82680Eliud KIPCHOGEKEN2:03:052:03:05 112398Feyisa LILESAETH2:06:562:04:52 302992Atef SAADTUN2:13:512:13:51 93019Stephen KIPROTICHUGA2:07:462:06:33 72604Daniele MEUCCIITA2:11:08 1342804Sondre Nordstad MOENNOR2:12:54 562511Philipp PFLIEGERGER2:12:50 102144Marilson DOS SANTOSBRA2:06:34 1033103Jared WARDUSA2:13:002:13:00 903112Andrey PETROVUZB2:17:482:17:48 1012888Marius IONESCUROU2:13:002:13:00 142688Wesley KORIRKEN2:06:13 1002342Amanuel MESELERI2:08:17 62676Stanley Kipleting BIWOTTKEN2:03:512:03:51 1112332Bayron PIEDRAECU2:14:39 Mutai and Kiprotich will be the last Ugandans in action. Uganda is yet to win a medal. PHOTO IAAFMen’s Marathon final 3.30pm – Solomon Mutai, Jackson Kiprop and Stephen KiprotichThe Ugandan team in Rio is in exactly the same position they were at the last Olympic Games – entering the final day with no medal.Like at London 2012, Kiprotich is the throw of the last dice only that this time he will not have the surprise element. The surprise element could actually come from his colleagues in that race Solomon Mutai and Jackson Kiprop.Kiprotich gets a chance to join Abebe Bikila and Waldemar Cierpinski as a two-time champion in the 42.1km event.There were fears hot weather conditions could play a big part in determining who will take the title. The day started with rains, which is ideal for nearly all runners.Tweets about kiprotich 542963Saidi Juma MAKULATAN2:12:012:12:01 1442543Juan Carlos TRUJILLOGUA2:18:542:14:21 482553Gáspár CSEREHUN2:16:30 222964Alphonce Felix SIMBUTAN2:09:192:09:19 512585Kevin SEAWARDIRL2:14:52 822375Roman FOSTIEST2:17:54 212131Solonei DA SILVABRA2:11:32 52390Lemi BERHANUETH2:04:332:04:33 272559Thanackal GOPIIND2:16:152:16:15 282085Abraham NIYONKURUBDI2:16:332:16:33 182819Derlys AYALAPAR2:17:322:17:32 1482025Mariano MASTROMARINOARG2:15:272:15:27 312542José Amado GARCÍAGUA2:13:53 322007El Hadi LAAMECHEALG2:17:562:16:12 252746Rachid KISRIMAR2:13:472:06:48 492777Mynhardt Mbeumuna KAWANIVINAM2:23:332:18:25 John Akii-Bua – Uganda’s haunted Olympic hero (on page 2) Start List 242730Lebenya NKOKALES2:15:31 342150Paulo Roberto PAULABRA2:13:582:10:23 772030Liam ADAMSAUS2:14:592:13:49 1452218Víctor ARAVENACHI2:16:202:16:20 402991Wissem HOSNITUN2:17:132:16:35 1362459Callum HAWKINSGBR2:10:522:10:52 1492571Nitendra 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352384Tiidrek NURMEEST2:17:592:17:59 1422851Yared SHEGUMOPOL2:10:34 1282897Lungile GONGQARSA2:17:152:11:59 1522634Methkal ABU DRAISJOR2:17:24 812853Henryk SZOSTPOL2:12:402:07:39 392220Enzo YAÑEZCHI2:17:352:17:35 912534Hristóforos MEROÚSISGRE2:19:00 Ugandans have what it takesUganda will field its most experienced team when the marathon starts.The trio of Kiprotich, Kiprop and Mutai have competed at the very top level for the last five years. 1182195Reid COOLSAETCAN2:10:28 1323033Ihor RUSSUKR2:12:46 42947Tadesse ABRAHAMSUI2:06:402:06:40 502588Ageze GUADIEISR2:18:542:18:54 1312916Ambroise UWIRAGIYERWA2:18:262:18:26 1352533Michael KALOMIRISGRE2:29:30 1472786Abdi NAGEEYENED2:10:24 1502554Gábor JÓZSAHUN2:16:532:16:53 1232219Daniel ESTRADACHI2:17:302:17:30 892930Anton KOSMACSLO2:16:23 942258Andrés RUIZCOL2:17:392:17:39 1383039Martín Esteban CUESTASURU2:16:42 1192728Tsepo MATHIBELLELES2:15:392:15:39 262098Willem VAN SCHUERBEECKBEL2:22:062:12:49 952647Hisanori KITAJIMAJPN2:09:162:09:16 Kiprotich has since London 2012 added the 2013 world title to his accolades, while Mutai  snatched bronze at the last world championships in Beijing.Kiprop on the other hand has finished 10th in the last two world championships.World champion Ghirmay Ghebreslassie and Kiprotich’s training partner Eliud Kipchoge will be the men to beat.Kenya’s Kipchoge has a 5000m silver medal from Beijing 2008 and a bronze in the same event at Athens 2004. He missed selection for London 2012 and then made the switch to marathon. He has been the outstanding road runner since then. 532641Suehiro ISHIKAWAJPN2:09:252:09:10 662584Paul POLLOCKIRL2:15:38 1552892Lusapho APRILRSA2:11:272:08:32 692824Raúl PACHECOPER2:11:01 1042223Guojian DONGCHN2:11:422:11:42 1082224DUOBUJIECHN2:13:162:13:16 1532091Florent CAELENBEL2:12:51 1292475Tsegai TEWELDEGBR2:12:232:12:23 582249Diego COLORADOCOL2:18:352:16:48 1462338Tewelde ESTIFANOSERI2:09:16last_img read more

Overtime

first_img10: Well, I’m back! Whether you like it or not and I’m here to stay … Or until Mr. Broadus says hit the road!!9: Don’t believe what your eyes and ears are telling you, listen to me. The Celtics will win the East, not the Heat! Take it to the bank. BILL NEAL 8: I ain’t … that’s right … ain’t, never heard of any quarterback being pulled for the back up to run the 2 minute drill. There’s a reason he’s the back-up.7: Randy Moss, Kevin Garnett and Sean Hannity … Please SHUT-UP! (For you city league grads, Hannity is on Fox News) 6: Tell me Barry Bonds doesn’t have a back door deal. During the World Series … Hardly a word about him or the “Roids.”5: Where is the heavyweight division in pro boxing???4: But LeBron is a Bad Boy!3: Why is the Steelers’ #1 ranked defense never able to stop anybody with less than 5 minutes to go?2: Where are the “Big Ben” haters? Can’t find them anywhere. I told you after the first touchdown nobody would care.1: Maurice Lucas … “Luke” … “Big Mo,” “The Enforcer,” Schenley’s’ finest high school champion, NCAA star, NBA superstar, world champion, and more important than all of that, a really great guy, just a great guy.The passing of one of our own is never easy, but when we lose the truly great ones, it’s a little harder and sad when they are gone so young.Here’s to you “Luke,” the best of the best. Gone, but never forgotten. Your record will always speak for itself.Like Kenny Durrett, Jeep Kelly, Willie Clay, Warnie Macklin, Larry Richardson and the other great ones … “You start in the next game.”GAME OVERlast_img read more

The Chelsea v Tottenham quiz

first_imgChelsea and Tottenham are battling for a Champions League place and face each other in an FA Cup semi-final at Wembley on Sunday. How much do you know about the history between these London rivals? See how many of these 10 questions you can answer correctly…[mtouchquiz 6]Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

San Jose Sharks’ win streak ends at three games

first_imgSAN JOSE — The Sharks came back to tie their game with the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night twice in the first three minutes of the third period.Getting a third tying goal against one of the NHL’s better teams right now was a bit too much to ask.After the two teams combined for three goals in the first 2:50 of the final period, Zemgus Girgensons’ goal with 7:45 left in regulation time helped give the Sabres a 4-3 victory, as they ended the Sharks’ three-game win streakTomas Hertl scored a …last_img read more

SA’s “biggest’ online retailer

first_imgAugust 30, 2004Kulula.com, one of three budget airlines operating in South Africa, is now amongst the country’s top online retailers – and may be the biggest.According to BA-Comair’s no-frills carrier, 65% of its passengers use the Internet to book their tickets – with a R25 reduction in ticket price for doing so.“We have available 1.2-million seats a year and we will sell over a million of them,” says Gidon Novick, executive director of the airline.Kulula.com started three years ago with one plane servicing one route and has grown to a five plane company servicing five routes and offering taxis, car hire and hotel bookings. 40% of its customers travel on business.Besides the cost savings, transacting online is more convenient. Even in the first three months of operation, more than half of kulula.com’s bookings were made directly over the net.“People love booking on line”, says Novick. “The airline does offer other ways to buy tickets, but then it expects its passengers to pick up the fee for the higher transaction costs involved.”Low-cost carriers in demandLow-cost carriers have flourished in developed markets where population densities are high, and there are several examples of successful ventures in Africa.The most recent player to taxi onto South Africa’s runways is Civair, which intends to offer low-budget flights direct from the UK to Cape Town and Durban later in 2004. A return ticket from Durban to the UK is expected to cost about R3 000.Locally, kulula.com is already being challenged by another new entry in the market, 1Time. 1Time aims to offer three domestic flights a day between Johannesburg and Cape Town.The increased competition has been great for the consumer, sparking something of a price war between the new market entrants.Kulula.com recently announced that it had slashed fares to Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, George and Durban by up to 30%, with one-way tickets going for as little as R199 (previously the tickets ranged from R400 to R900). 1Time countered by offering a guaranteed maximum fare of R581 or less on one-way journeys between Johannesburg and Cape Town.Optimum solutionsKulula.com was the first successful e-business take-off in South Africa since the hi-tech meltdown in late 2000.The innovative airline was intent on turning more people into air passengers. However, in the process, it was turning more South Africans into online customers.BA-Comair executives insisted on simplicity. The no-frills marketing promise had to be echoed in system design and the user interface.The system behind the savings was built locally – with the help of Microsoft South Africa. There were several global distribution systems in place, but those systems can be huge, complex and unwieldy.Mark Berman, principal technology specialist at Microsoft SA, calls it “a highly customized solution,” which has allowed the airline to drive its transaction costs down to near zero.He says the success of a solution like kulula.com proves the value of partnering teams with appropriate competencies. In technology terms, he says, “familiarity does not breed contempt, it breeds optimum solutions.”Source: Adapted from Proudly South African.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more