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  • Warning issued against harvesting wild shellfish

    first_imgTwitter WhatsApp Advertisement NewsLocal NewsWarning issued against harvesting wild shellfishBy admin – August 21, 2012 482 Linkedin Facebookcenter_img Print Email AS LIMERICK holiday makers make the most of the final few weeks before re commencement of the return to school routine, seaside visitors are being warned against eating wild shellfish from the shoreline of the west and south coast. Following a number of food poisoning incidents the Food Safety Association of Ireland (FSAI) said these illnesses, in areas of Galway, Mayo and Sligo are linked with “algal blooms that are occurring naturally along the West and South coast”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up With areas of the Clare coastline susceptible to the same blooms, Professor Alan Reilly, chief executive of FSAI said that some residents and visitors engaged in the recreational gathering of shellfish in the region may be unaware of the dangers of consuming such shellfish;“Wild shellfish found along the West Coast may contain naturally occurring toxins that cannot be removed during cooking alone.“Eating shellfish contaminated with these toxins can lead to people suffering nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and stomach cramps and while the effects are not life threatening they can be particularly severe for older people, young children and people already suffering from a medical condition”.The warning covers against the gathering of bi-valve shellfish such as mussels, oysters, scallops, cockles and clams.Shellfish should only be purchased from reputable suppliers and consumers should know that commercial producers operate under the sophisticated national monitoring programme which manages the risks.Prof Reilly says that information about the monitoring programme is available on www.marine.ie and consumers with food safety queries should contact the Food Safety Advice line on 1890 33 66 77.In addition the Marine Institute has said that the algal bloom has levelled off but a note of caution is still to be exercised. Previous articleTom’s River Restaurant is tops for AugustNext articleRegulation needed to protect tenants deposits adminlast_img read more

  • Romanians march against ‘illegal logging’

    first_imgAn estimated 4,000 people marchedhere, according to local TV stations while smaller demonstrations took place inother Romanian cities on Sunday. Romania, which is home to some ofEurope’s last remaining virgin forests and diverse wildlife, is losing anestimated three to nine hectares of forest per hour due to illegal logging,according to Greenpeace.(Reuters) The Silva trade union federation sayssix foresters have been killed in recent years while another 650 forest workerswere beaten and attacked after catching illegal loggers in the act. The protests, organized by GreenpeaceRomania and other environmental groups, demanded thorough criminalinvestigations into the deaths and attacks against forest workers.center_img People march against widespread illegal logging and lack of policy response in Bucharest, Romania on Nov. 3. INQUAM PHOTOS/OCTAV GANEA VIA REUTERS BUCHAREST – Thousands of Romanianshave marched against widespread illegal logging, which is believed to be behindthe deaths of two forest workers in the past two months.last_img read more

  • Parking Wars Continue in Red Bank

    first_imgRates To Increase in JulyBy John BurtonRED BANK – A recently instituted parking fee increase that goes into effect in July has downtown businesses and some elected officials crying foul and fearing its impact.Despite an outcry from the business community and from two of its own members, the Borough Council voted at its May 11 meeting to raise the fees for both on-street metered spaces and for those slots in the municipal-owned lots.Borough Councilman Michael Whelan, a Republican who took office in January, chairs the council’s parking committee and called the final ordinance “a compromise.” The final ordinance came after “hours and hours and hours and hours” of discussions with individual business owners and with the organizations for the business community – Red Bank RiverCenter and the recently established Red Bank Business Alliance, according to the councilman.The borough council vote for the ordinance was 4-2, with Whelan and fellow Republicans Mark Taylor and Linda Schwabenbauer and Democrat Kathy Horgan voting in favor and Democrat Ed Zipprich and independent Cindy Burnham opposing it.“It’s a fair compromise,” Whelan maintained about what was finally adopted by the governing body. Whelan also said that the conversations with merchants in the downtown business district found, “They respected us and we listened to them.”And Jay Herman, a member of RiverCenter’s executive committee, and a longstanding commercial property owner, echoed that respectful tone commenting that the council is made up of “hardworking, honest and sincere people who really want to do the right thing.”“But,” Herman continued, “We think it is a grand mistake,” believing it can’t help but have a negative impact on local businesses and the community.Anthony Barbero, chief operating officer of Industry magazine, whose wife owns and operates CoCo Pari, a Broad Street women’s boutique, was blunt, saying he believed the elected officials “should have their heads examined. They actually need help,” he said, believing this action hurts business and the entire community while they’re “fighting over quarters,” and lacking vision for the community’s future.The ordinance raises the cost of parking in the municipal lots to $1 an hour from the current 50 cents; on-street meters would jump from the $1 an hour to $1.50 per hour. Permit parking passes would also rise, going from $135 to $180 for a 30-day permit, from $200 to $275 for a three-month permit and from $400 to $500 for six months.Initially there were discussions about extending meter-feeding time past the current 6 p.m. to later in the evening; actually having higher rates than those just approved; and doubling the minimum cost to park in the lot from its current one-hour minimum. But these provisions were abandoned as part of the compromise Whelan spoke about. He also called the cost hike a “rate adjustment” given its been years since the meter price had been last adjusted; and even with the increases it’s less than what it cost to park in Long Branch or Asbury Park. (Asbury also requires paying meters until midnight.)The increases were broached in discussions between Whelan and the council finance committee, looking at ways to offset the expected tax increase when the municipal budget is introduced at the May 25 meeting to make the Trenton-imposed deadline for the budget.“Every time you do one of these things, it’s piling on, it’s making it worse,” for the business community, said RiverCenter’s Herman. “The result is, if fewer people are coming to town, the businesses don’t prosper.” And that, Herman explained, has a negative impact on the tax ratable base, hurting all taxpayers.Parking meters in Red Bank.“I seriously believe for every dollar that they raise from the added meter costs, they will lose several dollars in tax assessment,” Herman warned.Commercial properties now account for 49 percent of the tax base, according to borough information.Red Bank shouldn’t be comparing itself to other municipalities, Herman maintained. Instead, he said, “we should be looking at the smartest, most sophisticated owners of real estate,” such as those who operate shopping centers like the Grove, Shrewsbury, and Monmouth Mall, in Eatontown, who realize the benefit of no-charge parking.Whelan’s two members of his parking committee have also offered stern criticism of this move. Both Edward Zipprich, a Democrat, and Cindy Burnham, an independent (and former Republican), were “annoyed” – Zipprich’s word – at what they saw as Whelan’s unilateral move to meet with the finance committee and move forward with an ordinance the two had issues with. “Then we never heard from him (Whelan),” until the ordinance was introduced, Zipprich said.Zipprich and Burnham – long political foils who rarely agree on anything – shared their opposition on this. This is the first budget by the Republican majority, established in January and for Zipprich “They shouldn’t be balancing their budget on parking fees.”“I know finance (committee) is just doing this to balance the budget,” Burnham echoed, believing “the council should look at other means to cut costs and save money.”George Lyristis, a partner in the downtown restaurants the Bistro at Red Bank and Teak and active in the recently established Red Bank Business Alliance, vented his frustration. “Anytime you make it more difficult and inconvenient for customers to come into the downtown,” Lyristis warned, “you chase them away.”Most vexing for Lyristis is that the additional money raised by this increase isn’t specifically earmarked for parking and road improvement. Instead, “They put it in the general fund,” he said, adding, “So my customers pay for a tax hike.”Discussion of parking always ignites passionate debates as the town continues to look at remedies for its decades-old chronic parking space shortfall. And those discussions seem to always turn toward talks of a parking garage – long advocated by the business community and some elected officials, but traditionally opposed by homeowners who fear the cost’s impact on taxes. It again has become a focal point, especially for Whelan who insists he’s committed to bringing that plan to fruition by seeing a parking garage erected at the borough-owned White Street parking lot.“This council,” Republican-controlled – “understands it,” what it would take to get the garage built, Whelan said. And “We’ve had discussions” with private developers for a possible public/private partnership to build and operate, he continued.Whelan is so convinced that it will happen that he and other council Republicans are promising a “sunset provision” for the meter price hike, pledging on rolling them back if the garage project doesn’t move forward by the end of the year.That provision, however, is not formalized in the adopted ordinance.Herman, who has been down this road before in these discussions of a garage and parking remedies, takes a wait-and-see attitude on the rollback promise. “All it takes is for the council to say at the end of the year ‘Well, we didn’t figure on this,’ or ‘We didn’t count on that,’” and that promise will be left curbside, he said.last_img read more

  • SA issues Mandela commemorative stamp

    first_imgThe South African Post Office and the Nelson Mandela Foundation have launched a special stamp to commemorate the life and legacy of the late Nelson Mandela. While this is not the first stamp issue featuring Mandela, it is the first to be issued since he passed away on 5 December. It was released on Tuesday, 11 February – exactly 24 years since Mandela’s release from Victor Verster Prison in Cape Town on 11 February 1990 – as part of a philatelic souvenir folder containing a high-quality miniature sheet depicting Mandela along with a brief summary of his life history. Each souvenir folder costs R50 and is available at all post offices, as well as online at www.virtualpostoffice.co.za. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the stamps will be donated to the Mandela Foundation. Speaking at the launch of the stamp at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory in Johannesburg, Johan van Wyk, senior manager of philately at the South African Post Office, said the organisation was especially proud of this contribution to the history of Mandela. “As far back as a year ago we were already working on a design,” Van Wyk said in a statement issued by Mandela Foundation. “That was premised on the fact that as much as we did not want him to die, we were aware of his mortality. So this design was coming from the perspective of a country in mourning – the focus was on grief. “But in December, when he died, the mood in the country was that of a nation wanting to celebrate his life and legacy – yes, we were sorry for his passing, but we wanted to focus on his contribution. And in one weekend, the design changed completely. “We are very proud of our efforts,” Van Wyk said. “We see our stamps as the smallest ambassadors for the country, but this one means more than that. It represents our contribution to his life and legacy, and through us issuing that stamp, we became a part of history.” Getty Simelane, a director at the South African Post Office, said the issue of the stamp “has made it possible for many people the world over to share in memories of Madiba. We believe that Madiba, the most passionate democrat the world has ever seen, would approve.” SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

  • Confidence Is the Key to Cold Calling

    first_img Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Now Confidence is the key to cold calling.You have to believe that you are someone worth meeting with. You have to believe that you can create value for your prospective client. You have to believe in your product or service.Are You Someone Worth Meeting With?If you don’t believe in your heart that you are someone worth meeting with, neither will your dream client. If you’re hesitant or tentative, you will give off the signal that you don’t believe the meeting you are asking for is worth your prospective client’s time. If you want your dream client say “yes” when you cold call, you have to believe that you are someone worth meeting with.How you feel about yourself matters.Is This Meeting Worth My Time?You must also be confident that you can and will create value for your prospect during the meeting you are asking them to give you. You are selling a value proposition for that individual meeting. If you are unconfident about promising to use that time wisely, your dream client is right to refuse your request.You must know that you can benefit your dream client during the meeting, even if they never buy from you.Do You Even Believe In Your Product?A lot of salespeople pretend to believe in their company or their product or their service. These salespeople are easy to identify because they are the one’s speaking loudly about how they believe in their company. The people who do believe in their company never have to say anything.A lack of belief in your company or your product or your service will betray you. You won’t come across as confident because even you don’t believe in what you’re selling.Confidence GameConfidence changes what you say and how you say it. Confidence gives your prospective client the certainty that they can trust you with their time. It’s difficult to sell something that you don’t believe in. It makes you feel like you are a fraud.One of the reasons so many salespeople struggle to make cold calls is because they lack the confidence, and they lack the chops. Professionals lack neither.last_img read more

  • 10 months agoSchalke ending loan of Chelsea fullback Baba

    first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Schalke ending loan of Chelsea fullback Bababy Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSchalke are ending the loan of Chelsea fullback Abdul Rahman Baba.The Ghana international has struggled to overcome a knee injury suffered in January 2017.And Sky Deutschland says Schalke have decided to end the loan and send Baba back to Chelsea.The defender has spent part of this season already in London for treatment in the final stage of his injury recovery. last_img read more

  • a month agoRoma striker Dzeko delighted for Mkhitaryan after goalscoring debut

    first_imgRoma striker Dzeko delighted for Mkhitaryan after goalscoring debutby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveRoma striker Edin Dzeko was delighted for Henrikh Mkhitaryan in their 4-2 defeat of Sassuolo.On-loan Arsenal midfielder Mkhitaryan scored on his debut.Dzeko said, “He is a top level player. “I told him, you scored twice against Bosnia for Armenia, now you need to get a goal here too! And he did. When he gets settled in, he’ll do even better.”Dzeko was also on the scoresheet for the win. About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

  • 10 days agoRafinha: I’d only leave Barcelona for Celta Vigo

    first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Rafinha: I’d only leave Barcelona for Celta Vigoby Carlos Volcano10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveRafinha Alcántara admits if he hadn’t joined Celta Vigo he would have stayed at Barcelona. The midfielder cut ties with Barca this past summer.”You have a phrase ‘from the heart’ which sums up what the players who have come feel for the club,” said Rafinha. “If it wasn’t for Celta I wouldn’t have left, I’d have stayed at Barcelona.”His father Mazinho played at Celta. “It’s something that you have from little, that you feel, you can’t explain it,” added Rafinha. last_img read more

  • WhatsApp reaches Nokia 8110 first in India

    first_imgNew Delhi: ‘Nokia 8110’ now supports messaging app WhatsApp and the update has reached the Indian market first, HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, announced on Tuesday. The slider banana feature phone has intuitive tactile mechanics with slide to answer and end calls as well as a helicopter-style spin on its axis. “We’re so happy that our fans in India will get WhatsApp on ‘Nokia 8110’ first anywhere in the world,” said Ajey Mehta, Vice President and Country Head – India, HMD Global. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year Running the web-based mobile operating system (OS) KaiOS, the 4G feature phone supports VoLTE calling and comes equipped with pre-loaded Google apps like Assistant, Maps, Search and other apps like Facebook, Outlook and Gmail. Priced at Rs 4,999, the feature phone is available offline as well as on Amazon.in, Flipkart.in and Nokia’s official website in traditional black and banana yellow colour variants. The feature phone was first announced in February 2018 at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) held in Barcelona.last_img read more

  • Patient with mental illness dragged out of hospital

    first_imgKolkata: A mentally-challenged patient was allegedly dragged out of the Bongaon Sub-Divisional Hospital on Sunday morning by some contractual employees and ayahs.It was also alleged that some of them poured water on the patient despite he was crying. Later, after intervention of police and the hospital authorities, the patient was allotted a bed at the hospital. According to sources, on Sunday morning, relatives of the patients admitted in the hospital, saw a youth was being dragged by some hospital employees and ayahs. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaWhen they tried to figure out what had happened, the accused hospital employees did not bothered to answer. The onlookers got agitated after a few ayahs poured water on the patient and dragged him out of the hospital. It allegedly that some of them kicked and assaulted him. A few relatives of the patients admitted in the hospital rushed to the hospital authorities and narrated the whole incident. The Bongaon police station was informed about the incident. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayWithin a few minutes, police officers arrived at the spot and got in touch with the hospital authorities. Later, after the intervention of hospital authorities, Rogi Kalyan Samiti and the police, the patient was shifted to a bed at the hospital. Though hospital authorities have not reacted to the incident, sources informed that an ayah has been suspended in this connection. Question arises how a hospital employee could do mistreat a patient. According to a source, an internal inquiry may soon be initiated in this regard. The youth was admitted few days ago by some local residents when they found him in bad shape. Till Sunday, his identity could not be established. According to sources, the police have circulated an all concerned message across the state along with description of the mentally-challenged youth and his photo to establish his identity.last_img read more