Email NewsLimerick should follow Cork over pedestrian bridgeBy Alan Jacques – October 16, 2016 1038 Previous articleKilcornan people are victims of their own politenessNext article‘Marshland’ thriller at Millennium Film Club Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Facebook Twitter Cllr Joe LeddinCllr Joe LeddinLABOUR Party councillor Joe Leddin has called for Limerick City and County Council to follow the example of Cork City Council in building a pedestrian and cycle bridge across the River Shannon.The Cork local authority has issued tenders to prospective contractors for a pedestrian bridge at a cost of €3 million that will link the older area of the city with the newly pedestrianised city centre.“With the future planned redevelopment of the Council-owned Cleeves site located beside the River Shannon, this area would prove an ideal location to construct a bridge that would not impede with port activities and also link pedestrians and cyclists directly into the heart of the city centre,” Cllr Leddin suggests.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The planned riverside office development at the former ESB premises together with the proposed remodeling of O’Connell Street would fit neatly with a new pedestrian riverside access.“While I can understand the thought process around creating an iconic feature adjacent to King Johns Castle, the redevelopment of the Opera Site and the demolition of the existing Sarsfield House building will lend itself to creating additional footfall in that general area,” he explained.Cllr Leddin went on to say that the substantial difference in the costs associated with the new Cork bridge at €3 million and the proposed Limerick bridge at €16 million was also highly questionable.“Ultimately what people want is a functional bridge or indeed bridges for the costs proposed that can be easily maintained. If we want to facilitate alternative smarter travel options for people and visitors then improved and new infrastructure for cyclists must also be factored into our future city development plans,” he concluded.by Alan [email protected] Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSCleeves siteCllr Joe LeddinCorkLabour Partylimerickpedestrian bridge Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsApp Print Linkedin Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash
Manufacturers and bakers will be able to get free advice on automating their plants from CenFRA, a newly-formed body whose vision is to to provide independent, affordable automation solutions.Funded by Yorkshire Forward and The Northern Way, CenFRA – a not-for-profit organisation – has been set up to carry out assessments of bakeries and offer practical, independent advice on equipment and suitability. It will also provide bespoke solutions and help with workforce training. Companies in Yorkshire and the Humber, the north east and north west, can qualify for free ’audits’ of their automation needs, though the service is accessible nationwide for a fee.”The bigger companies have embraced automation a little, but the smaller companies haven’t at all,” says Michael Taylor, CenFRA’s chair and also the operations director at Foster’s Bakery in Barnsley. “There are significant barriers towards robotics. But I believe it’s the way forward as we’re all facing smaller margins and we will all have to be really efficient.”We have been looking at a project at Foster’s to automate repetitive jobs, like loading and unloading an oven, that enables the oven to be full all the time, and those are the kinds of efficiencies we’re going to need going forward.”The benefit over buying off-the-shelf robotics is that CenFRA will take the time to research a solution which equipment suppliers may not have the time and resources to offer, he says.The organisation is supported by a dedicated team of professional engineers, researchers and technologists drawn from a wide variety of academic and specialist engineering centres. Contact details are 01302 765680, or email [email protected] Alternatively, visit the website at [http://www.cenfra.co.uk]
Don’t wait until it’s too late. Fix feisty flea problems now before they infest Fluffy andFido. “Flea larvae are very sensitive to cold weather, and we have had some cold-enoughweather to kill flea larvae,” said Beverly Sparks, a University of Georgia ExtensionService entomologist. “However, the adult fleas remain on the host, and if the host comesin out of the cold, so do the fleas.” To control fleas indoors, Sparks recommends: “It is necessary to treat the areas of the lawn where the host animal(s) spends a great dealof time,” Sparks advised. “Pay particular attention to where the pets sleep, rest and feed.” * Apply a registered insecticide according to label directions. Allow the insecticide to drybefore letting pets back into the area. * Before you treat, remove and destroy or clean bedding, and remove food and waterdishes. “They are most effective against the adult stage of the flea, which is on the host animal,”she said. “Protect animals by frequently inspecting them for fleas,” Sparks said. “The pills that areavailable now are effective and provide good control. They contain insect growthregulators that affect the immature stages of fleas.” Flea pupae, Sparks said, can survive cold weather with no problem. Remember to treat the carriers, too: your pets. * Thoroughly vacuum carpets and then replace the vacuum cleaner bag. Sweep and mopfloors, too. Thorough sanitation and cleaning can remove a large number of flea eggs andlarvae. Remember: pets also serve as free flea transit. If your pets are inside and outside pets,count on them bringing their freeloaders inside your house. Other treatments include sprays and powders. * Treat the house with a registered insecticide according to label directions. This may be asurface application with an insecticide or a total release aerosol (people often call these”bug bombs”). If you have a heavy flea population, take care to treat both pets and their environments. “Once a flea population is under control, you can go a long way toward keeping themunder control through the use of the insect growth-regulating pills and sanitation,” Sparkssaid. Start now to have a flea-free summer. She recommends these tips: * In heavy flea infestations, you may have to repeat the application in seven to 14 days. If you feel like you are always playing catch-up in the yearly frantic flea cycle, get a headstart this year and cover all the bases. If you think those cold winter nights killed the fleas, think again. “Again, pay particular attention to where pets sleep, rest and are fed,” Sparks said.