Sewer gas scare at Limerick City flats

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGShydrogen sulfidelimerickLimerick City and County CouncilUpper Thomas Street Facebook TENANTS at a Limerick city centre apartment building, where raw sewerage has been an ongoing issue, are fearing for their health after a suspected case of hydrogen sulfide poisoning.The victim, a man in his fifties, has since been moved out of his Thomas Street flat after claims that he blacked out last month from exposure to H2S, a colourless, flammable gas that is highly toxic.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Also known as ‘sewer gas’, mild exposure can cause headaches, and eye irritation, while in the worst case scenario its presence can lead to unconsciousness and even death.The Limerick Post was informed that the man’s daughter found him in an unconscious state in his apartment and managed to revive him.Another tenant, who has had a kidney transplant, is also looking to be moved out of the flats due to the ongoing sewerage problem in the building and possible exposure to the poisonous H2S gas.One resident told the Limerick Post this week that he had asked the Council to find him somewhere else to live but was told that this would be in breach of his Rental Accommodation Scheme (RAS) contract. RAS is a social housing support run by the local authority.“I didn’t sign up to live in sewerage. No one should have to live like this and it’s having an impact on my health now,” a tenant claimed.“I am all blocked up in my chest, a problem I never had before, and I have skin irritations and rashes constantly. It couldn’t be good for you and I want out of here,” he insisted.Tony Kiely, who runs a business at 35 Upper Thomas Street, has complained about raw effluent pouring out of the neighbouring apartment block for almost six months. Mr Kiely claims the landlord, a city-based accountant, and the Council have not properly addressed the problem of sewerage pouring out of the drains inside the building’s lobby.“They just keep passing the buck and when they do come up it’s just a quick fix. There was someone up here at 5am one morning last week doing something, but there’s been no digging, so it’s just another temporary solution,” said Mr Kiely.“The tenants are getting sick all the time because of it and all want out of there now. This problem has been going on for months and months,” he claimed.When the Limerick Post first raised the issue with the local authority last month, it insisted that the connection from the property to the sewer on the road is the landlord’s responsibility to fix. In a statement this week the Council said, “Limerick City and County Council is only responsible for the main sewer and its upkeep, the connection from the public sewer to the property is the property owner’s responsibility and this has been explained to the landlord.”Limerick City and County Council served notice (under section 110 of the Public Health Ireland Act 1878) on the landlord about the issue a number of weeks ago and he had until Wednesday August 27, 2014, to comply.“If he hasn’t complied by that date, we will be recommending prosecution and go to court,” the Council warned.Despite several attempts to contact him, there was no response from the landlord at the time of going to press. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live NewsLocal NewsSewer gas scare at Limerick City flatsBy Alan Jacques – August 28, 2014 1509 WhatsApp Print Advertisement Linkedincenter_img Previous articleDouble vision at Abbeyfeale schoolNext articleFair City star supports Limerick animal circus ban initiative Alan Jacques Twitter Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads last_img read more

New AppSmart Invest Program Provides Smart Funding to Business Owners

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Twitter TAGS  Local NewsBusiness Previous articleAscom Secures Substantial US Distribution Agreement With Primary SystemsNext articleTechstars Los Angeles Accelerator Appoints Matt Kozlov as Techstars LA Managing Director Digital AIM Web Supportcenter_img WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 New AppSmart Invest Program Provides Smart Funding to Business Owners SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– AppSmart®, a division of AppDirect®, announced today the launch of AppSmart Invest, an innovative funding program designed exclusively for technology advisors. With AppSmart Invest, business owners benefit from an enhanced capital structure while still maintaining full ownership of their business. The brand new program includes fast and fair valuation, upside growth potential, evergreen commissions, and all the leading back-office services powered by the AppSmart Marketplace. “This state-of-the-art program offers AppSmart’s extensive ecosystem of sales and support to owners,” said Tim Basa, Vice President of Sales at AppSmart. “It gives owners the flexibility to continue growing their businesses without having to exit. In addition to a generous up-front cash amount, they continue to receive long-term residual payments — we call that smart funding.” AppSmart has already welcomed several prominent technology advisors to the program, including Global Communications Group, Inc., On Track Communications, US Network, Inc., PSI Network and Netstar Communications, Inc. “Out of all the offers my business received, there was simply nothing out there that resembled the type of financial benefits AppSmart Invest offers. It made our decision to choose AppSmart a simple one,” said Joel St.Germain, Chief Executive Officer of Global Communications Group, Inc. “AppSmart truly represents the future of how businesses find, buy and manage technology services and GCG is thrilled to continue growing with this innovative program at such a pivotal time in the industry.” “It’s refreshing to work with a company that understands my life goals and my channel-based business,” said Bill Mansfield, President of On Track Communications. “From our first conversation, it was clear that AppSmart Invest provided a unique opportunity and they delivered on it in every way.” Find out more information about AppSmart Invest at About AppSmart AppSmart®, a division of AppDirect®, is the #1 marketplace for businesses and their technology advisors to find, buy and manage all technology services. For businesses looking to make smart technology decisions, AppSmart provides access to a marketplace with more than 500 technology providers sold through technology advisors, a workspace for managing these services, and a network of vendor-neutral technology advisors for expert advice, implementation and support. AppSmart is headquartered in San Francisco with customers and technology advisors across the globe. Learn more about AppSmart at, subscribe to the AppSmart blog, or follow us on Twitter and Facebook. View source version on CONTACT: Brian Leonard [email protected] KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES DATA MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE FINANCE NETWORKS INTERNET SOURCE: AppSmart Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/03/2021 11:00 AM/DISC: 02/03/2021 11:00 AM read more

Saudis suspend World Cup referee over bribery

first_imgIn a statement, the disciplinary and ethics committee said Mirdasi had approached the president of Al-Ittihad asking him for a bribe to enable his team to win.“The Ittihad president Hamad Al-Sanayeh called the Saudi Football Federation to state there was evidence that Fahad Al-Mirdasi had reached out via text messages on WhatsApp. He asked for an illegal sum of money in exchange for helping his team win the game,” it said.The case was referred to the Saudi Football Federation, then the General Authority for Sport — the highest sports authority in the kingdom — triggering an administrative investigation.Mirdasi confessed to the charges, according to the statement, and it was decided “to deprive him from participating in any football activity for life”.The committee recommended that Saudi Arabia officially request FIFA to remove Mirdasi from the list of referees participating in the 2018 World Cup and suspend him for life.“Our integrity is above all considerations,” said Turki Al-Sheikh, head of the General Authority for Sport.Mirdasi was one of five Arab referees chosen by FIFA to officiate at the 2018 World Cup.Share on: WhatsApp Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | AFP | The Saudi Football Federation have banned referee Fahad al-Mirdasi for life over bribery and urged FIFA to remove him from the pool of referees for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.Mirdasi was suspended after admitting offering to take a bribe to influence the outcome of a match, the federation’s disciplinary and ethics committee said late Tuesday.The 32-year-old is one of Saudi Arabia’s most prominent referees, having earned a FIFA badge in 2011 and officiating at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016 and the Confederations Cup in Russia in 2017.In a statement to AFP, FIFA said it was looking at the case and seeking more information.“FIFA notes the information that referee Fahad Al Mirdasi has allegedly been banned for life from all football-related activities by the Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF),” it said.“FIFA has requested more information from the SAFF before making any further comments.”Mirdasi was chosen to referee Saudi Arabia’s Kings Cup final between top clubs Al-Faisaly and Al-Ittihad on Saturday but was pulled from the roster just a few hours before the game.last_img read more

Need Immediate Medical Care? There’s an App (or Clinic) for That

first_imgFacebook39Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Providence Medical GroupThere are times we need immediate medical care and our doctor’s office isn’t available … and we don’t need to go to the emergency room.In Thurston County, Providence offers immediate and virtual care clinics to help fill the need. Immediate care clinics are open a variety of hours in both Lacey and West Olympia.Providence Medical Group West Olympia Immediate Care sees patients weekdays 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Photo courtesy: Providence Medical GroupProvidence has two immediate (often called urgent) care clinics to serve patients on a walk-in basis – no appointment is necessary – for non-life threatening conditions including:IllnessesBone, joint or muscle complaintsCuts, puncture wounds, burns, foreign bodies, abscessesWork-related injuries such as back strain, minor bruises and minor cuts (new claims)Services such IV hydration, IV antibiotics and splintingX-rays and diagnostic imagingLab tests for strep throat and fluLacey Immediate Care: 4800 College St. SE (360-486-2900)Open Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; weekends 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. West Olympia Immediate Care: 1620 Cooper Point Road SW (360-486-6710)Open Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-8 p.m. weekends 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.Bring the doctor to you – Providence Express Care VirtualEver “Facetimed”? Would you be willing to do it with a health care provider (via secure technology) if you needed immediate medical care for a non-life threatening condition?Providence Express Care Virtual brings the doctor to you.From your smartphone, tablet or computer, you can connect with a board-certified healthcare provider in minutes. Patients are connected with doctors and nurse practitioners through face-to-face secure video technology. It has proven to be accessible and expedient for patients who are seeking a diagnosis or treatment for minor medical concerns.It’s open seven days a week, 8 a.m. to midnight. No appointments are needed. The average wait time to see a provider is less than five minutes. And the average appointment last about 10 minutes.Providence Express Virtual Care brings the doctor to you – while you are in your pajamas. Photo courtesy: Providence Medical GroupDownload the app if you’re on a mobile device, or create an account for free on your laptop.“I can’t even get dressed and in my car in that amount of time, especially if I am not feeling well. The convenience and easy access of Express Care Virtual is paramount,” said Dr. Todd Czartoski, Medical Director of Telehealth at Providence. “Now patients have the ability to see a provider from anyplace and anywhere without having to make an appointment with their doctor or drive to the emergency room.”Patients are raving about the service and convenience. Providers average 4.8 stars out of 5. Nearly 99 percent of those who use the program have their concerns addressed, and for those who don’t have their concerns address, they are not charged.Providers can make diagnoses, recommend treatments and write prescriptions for common conditions.Signing up for Health eXpress is free. Visits are $39 or less – and many insurance plans are accepted (see here for a complete list). If you’re not using insurance, the $39 fee is payable by credit card before your visit. Please note that Express Care Virtual is not currently available to those covered under some insurance plans. For details please see FAQs.last_img read more

Trafalgar culminates volleyball season with West Kootenay Title

first_imgIn the end, it was Trafalgar versus Trafalgar for all the bragging rights.Trafalgar A needed three sets to outlast their school rivals, Trafalgar B, to capture the West Kootenay Junior Girl’s Volleyball Championship Saturday at Mount Sentinel Gymnasium in South Slocan.“This was a great group of girls and their overall play improves so much from the beginning of the year . . . they kind of peaked at the tournament,” said Trafalgar coach Staci Proctor. The interest in the school for volleyball allowed Proctor to enter three teams into the tournament — two teams in Tier I and one in Tier II.Trafalgar A went undefeated through the round robin draw in Tier I, defeating Mount Sentinel, Stanley Humphries of Castlegar, Grand Forks, Rossland and the other Trafalgar squad.Trafalgar B finished a strong second to force the meeting of the two squads in the final.The other Trafalgar side in Tier II finished fourth, losing in the consolation final.“The final was really well played,” Proctor said. “It went to three games with both teams playing very well with three hits to every rally.”Trafalgar not only won the top prize, but the squad finished second in the Team Cheer contest, third in the Team Poster contest and first in Serving Competition.last_img read more

Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair team debate their way to All-Ireland final

first_imgThe senior debating team from Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair were one of two teams chosen to advance to the All-Ireland finals of Comórtas Díospóireachta Uí Chadhain 2020.The Regional Finals were held in the D Hotel, Drogheda last week.The finals will take place on January 22, 2020 and are most likely to be held in Galway. A lively debate in the senior section of the competition took place between teams from Coláiste Eoin, Dublin, Gaelcholáiste Dhoire, Dungiven, Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair and Meánscoil Gharman, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.‘Tá todhchaí gheal roimh an Aontas Eorpach’ (The European Union has a bright future) was the motion down for debate and as expected, Brexit was mentioned once or twice!Afterwards, it was announced by the adjudicators, that the two teams that would be joining the other two teams from Connacht and Munster, in the All-Ireland senior finals, were Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair and Coláiste Eoin from Dublin.Recognising the high standard of debating achieved by all the participants, Gael Linn presented awards to each speaker on the night. This annual debating competition, Comórtas Uí Chadhain, is organized by Gael Linn for gaelcholáistí and gaeltacht second level schools nationwide.Almost 50 teams have taken part since the beginning of the school year. Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair team debate their way to All-Ireland final was last modified: December 11th, 2019 by Dionne MeehanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ALL-IRELAND FINALBrexitComórtas Díospóireachta Uí Chadhain 2020Debatedonegalpobalscoil ghaoth dobhairlast_img read more

A’s give updates on top pitchers rehabbing from surgery

first_imgOAKLAND — Sean Manaea, A.J. Puk, and Jharel Cotton, three A’s pitchers expected to anchor the rotation for years to come, are all currently out of action. But that may not be the case much longer.The trio of young A’s pitchers are progressing well from their respective surgeries, with Cotton the furthest along as he’s scheduled to throw off a mound Feb. 4. Getting back on the rubber will be nearly a year in the making for Cotton, who underwent Tommy John surgery to repair a torn UCL last …last_img read more

SEA Games gives Malaysia tourism a big push

first_imgSEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH A check at the Eastin Hotel here showed scanners installed at its entrances and exits, and manned by the police.Malaysian Association of Hotel Owners vice-president Mohamad Halim Merican said such security measures were part of the Games’ security requirements.“The sporting event is good for business, especially for those hosting the athletes and delegates,” he added.Halim, who is also Seri Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur general mana­ger, said the hotel was at nearly 80% capacity.“Besides the athletes and delegates, their friends and families will also come to support them,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Korean star Kim takes notice of PH volleybelles’ improvement MOST READ UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension A canopy walkway linking KL Sports City to the train station makes it accessible to sports fans.PETALING JAYA—As Malaysia rolls out the red carpet to welcome the foreign guests as it hosts the 29th SEA Games, hotels across the Klang Valley are reporting high occupancy, and some are putting in place strict security checks.Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) chief executive officer Yap Lip Seng said with the 12 hotels designa­ted for the Games’ participants being almost fully booked, there was a spillover as visitors had to reserve other hotels instead.ADVERTISEMENT Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games “Big sporting events like this are a boon to everyone.“And this is much appreciated as this year has been a tough one for the industry,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHe added that MAH’s 150-member hotels across the Klang Valley would be most busy from Aug 18 to 20.At some hotels, special measures have been implemented to ensure safety throughout the 12-day event, which starts on Aug 19. Malaysia Inbound Tourism Asso­cia­tion (Mita) secretary-general Adam Kamal Ahmad Kamil said tourists could face some challenges getting rooms since there was no Games Village.Despite that, he expected many from Asean countries making the bulk of the visitors.Mita, he added, had been selling special packages for the SEA Games since early this year.“Apart from the Games, there are plenty of side activities like shopping, fun at Genting Highlands and Melaka or visiting theme parks.” WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next View commentslast_img read more