A cup a cup my kingdom for a conscious cup –…

first_imgLocal backlash over Aer Lingus threat Very Rev Niall Sloane, Mayor James Collins and Gordon Daly of Limerick City and County Council at the launch of the Kings Island Conscious Cup Project.Photo: Alan PlaceTHE green theme that has swept Limerick over the past few weeks is continuing with the launch of The King’s Island Conscious Cup Campaign which aims to reduce and eventually eliminate single-use cups.The central focus of the campaign is to encourage people to switch to reusable cups with businesses offering an incentive in return.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Because of the combination of plastic and paper in their design, disposable coffee cups are virtually impossible to recycle. An estimated 200 million of these non-recyclable cups are disposed of in Ireland every year.Staff of the Environment Awareness department of Limerick City and County Council have contacted every relevant business on King’s Island to see if they would be willing to be part of the campaign.Nine local businesses have registered with the campaign and are offering a 20 cent discount on take out coffee for anyone who brings their own reusable cup. They are Abbey Bridge Café, Absolute Hotel, Katie Daly’s, King John’s Castle, Limerick City and County Council, The Locke, Stix, Nelly’s Corner and Tracey’s while a 5 cent discount is offered at St Mary’s Community Café.Mayor James Collins said that preventing waste and litter was a key part of managing the impact of litter and waste on the environment.“The Conscious Cup Campaign is an excellent national initiative and I am delighted to see the business on King’s Island coming together to support it,” he said.Dean of St Mary’s Cathedral the Very Reverend Niall J Sloane said the cathedral community was delighted to support and work on the initiative with their partners on King’s Island and the wider Limerick community.Environmental Awareness Officer Sinead McDonnell said the Conscious Cup Campaign would bring a renewed focus on reuse and waste and litter prevention for Limerick businesses and citizens.Limerick City Tidy Towns group chairperson Helen O Donnell said the King’s Island initiative would form a definite action for the City’s 2019 Tidy Towns application.“It’s heartening to see that the businesses have been so receptive and willing to be part of the campaign. It will benefit everyone in the long run,” she said.Once a business registers with the Conscious Cup Campaign, they must list on their pricing displays that they accept reusable cups and train staff to give a discount to those using a reusable cup.Other Limerick businesses include The Hunt Museum Café, Chez Le Fab, Creed’s Shop in Elton, and the Green Onion in addition to all Butlers, Café Noirs, BBs, Applegreens, Starbucks and Insomnia cafes in the city.More details at www.consciouscup.ie or by emailing [email protected] Tom [email protected] Advertisement Thefts of catalytic converters on the rise #crimeprevention Email Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Twitter Print TAGSEnvironmentLimerick CityNews Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow center_img Previous articleWATCH: “They really set the standard last year”- Tommy O’Donnell relishing Glasgow clashNext articleDolores O’Riordan’s death a “tragic accident” Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Limerick centre needed to tackle environmental issues NewsEnvironmentA cup a cup my kingdom for a conscious cup – campaign to encourage switch to reusable cupsBy Staff Reporter – September 6, 2018 1307 Limerick on Covid watch list Linkedin Facebooklast_img read more

EnLink Midstream: 4Q Earnings Snapshot

first_img Facebook Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 17, 2021 Facebook Twitter Local NewsBusinessState EnLink Midstream: 4Q Earnings Snapshot DALLAS (AP) — EnLink Midstream LLC (ENLC) on Tuesday reported a loss of $151.4 million in its fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Dallas-based company said it had a loss of 31 cents. Earnings, adjusted for pretax expenses and asset impairment costs, were 3 cents per share. The results missed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 4 cents per share. The natural gas company posted revenue of $1.06 billion in the period. For the year, the company reported that its loss narrowed to $421.5 million, or 86 cents per share. Revenue was reported as $3.89 billion. In the final minutes of trading on Tuesday, the company’s shares hit $4.73. A year ago, they were trading at $4.55. ————— This story was generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on ENLC at https://www.zacks.com/ap/ENLCcenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp TAGS  WhatsApp Previous articleCockburn, Dosunmu lead No. 5 Illini past Northwestern 73-66Next articlePandemic politicking: Israel’s election sprint echoes US’s Digital AIM Web Support Twitterlast_img read more

Council spent 250 thousand euro in 2011 on stamps

first_img Google+ PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleSearch resumes for missing Strabane teenagerNext articleGAA – Cavanagh Out Of Tyrone Championship Opener News Highland Newsx Adverts Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Facebookcenter_img Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp By News Highland – May 29, 2012 Google+ Pinterest Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Twitter Council spent 250 thousand euro in 2011 on stamps Donegal County Council has released figures which show that its postal bill for last year was in excess of 250 thousand euro.Of its six offices, most money was spent on stamps at its HQ in Lifford – almost 145 thousand euro.The bill out of its Letterkenny office was 34 thousand. The least amount of money was spent out of Milford at just seven thousand euro.The issue is to be discussed at the next meeting of the council’s Value for Money Committee.last_img read more

Gusty winds and record heat forecast for Northern and Southern California

first_imgABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Gusty, dry winds are expected on Thursday and Friday for parts of Northern California, where the Glass and Dolan Fires are burning. Winds could gust up to 30 mph.In addition, more record heat is expected from San Diego and Los Angeles up to Northern California.On Wednesday, record highs were broken in Long Beach, which reached 105 degress. Los Angeles International Airport hit 92 and Sacramento peaked at 102.Numerous heat and fire weather warnings and advisories have been issued from Napa down to San Diego on Thursday, including a Red Flag Warning for the northern Bay Area and an Excessive Heat Warning for Southern California.There is some good news as we get into the weekend as some slight cooling is possible by Sunday for most of California with temperatures coming down into the 80s for some areas.In the tropics, two tropical waves are moving east and could develop into a tropical cyclone over the next few days.Some of the models bring one of them into the Gulf of Mexico by this weekend so we are monitoring this closely as heavy rain could spill into Florida this weekend.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Energy requirements of female macaroni penguins breeding at South Georgia

first_img1. Breeding female Macaroni Penguins (Eudyptes chrysolophus ) were implanted with heart rate, temperature and depth data loggers in order to estimate their rate of energy expenditure from heart rate. 2. The estimated average daily metabolic rates (ADMR) of birds during the brood and creche phases of the breeding season were 8.17 +/- 0.44 W kg(-1) and 8.24 +/- 0.41 W kg(-1) , respectively. There was no significant difference between these estimates and the pooled ADMR for all birds was 8.22 +/- 0.38 W kg(-1) . 3. Metabolic rate while the penguins were at-sea was 9.03 +/- 0.39 W kg(-1) and this was significantly greater than the metabolic rate of 6.27 +/- 0.38 W kg(-1) while they were on-shore. 4. Females undertook shorter foraging trips during the creche phase than during the brood phase. 5. When considered as a breeding pair, Macaroni Penguins expend more energy in raising their chick during the creche phase of the breeding season as the male assists in provisioning the chick only at this time.last_img read more

US Navy to Send USS Enterprise’s Fuel to Idaho

first_img US Navy to Send USS Enterprise’s Fuel to Idaho View post tag: Naval View post tag: Enterprises Share this article November 12, 2012 The US Navy is going to send spent nuclear fuel from the USS Enterprise, that is being decommissioned, to Idaho for study and storage, reports the Seattletimes.com citing a Navy spokesman.The fuel will arrive at the Naval Reactors Facility at the Idaho National Laboratory in 2015.The Navy spokesman said the spent nuclear fuel, once in Idaho, will be examined to help with future reactor design research before being placed in storage.The USS Enterprise will be decommissioned on December 1.You can read more about the USS Enterprise’s decommissioning following the link.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, November 12, 2012; Image: US Navy Industry news View post tag: US View post tag: Navy View post tag: Fuel View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Idaho View post tag: Send Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy to Send USS Enterprise’s Fuel to Idaho View post tag: USSlast_img read more

Press release: Innovative licence issued to help hen harrier

first_imgNatural England has today issued a licence permitting the trial of a brood management scheme of hen harriers with the long-term aim of increasing their numbers across England.The licence is time-limited for a 2-year period and places stringent conditions on the trial, which will take place in the northern uplands of England. Brood management will only take place with the permission of the land owner.Brood management is the sixth action within the Defra Hen Harrier Recovery Plan, ultimately aiming to reduce hen harrier predation of grouse chicks on driven grouse moors, leading to an improvement in the conservation status of hen harrier.The licence permits the removal of hen harrier eggs and/or chicks to a dedicated hatching and rearing facility, where they will be hand-reared in captivity, before being transferred to specially-constructed pens in hen harrier breeding habitat, from which they are then re-introduced into the wild in the uplands of northern England. This intervention may only occur where hen harrier nests have reached an agreed density.Natural England experts have rigorously scrutinised the licence application and will work closely with the licence applicant throughout the duration of the trial to ensure that all elements are carried out proportionately and effectively, to bring about the best possible outcome for hen harriers.Natural England Chairman, Andrew Sells, said: Amanda Anderson, Director of the Moorland Association said: GWCT research has over many years described the tension between grouse moor management and hen harrier conservation. We believe it important that the hen harrier recovery plan includes this practical trial of a well understood raptor conservation tool, the brood management scheme. If successful this approach should help hen harriers and red grouse thrive – in the interests of both, and of moorland. Further informationWe have published a redacted version of the full licence issued and the application submitted. Dr Adam Smith of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust said: Improving the conservation status of hen harriers across England is something I feel very passionate about. The principles of this trial have been carefully researched by those best-placed to understand the conflict which can occur between hen harriers and driven grouse moors. It is a complicated and emotive picture and we have considered this application very carefully. Licensing this trial will allow important evidence to be gathered which, I sincerely hope, will lead to a self-sustaining and well-dispersed breeding population of these beautiful birds across England. The Moorland Association is delighted that Natural England has issued a ground-breaking research licence to test if brood management will help improve the Hen Harrier population and range in upland northern England. The Hen Harrier Brood Management Group has sought to provide a pragmatic solution to a proven predator-prey conflict while safeguarding important land use. Moorland managed for red grouse contributes significantly to remote rural communities, businesses and treasured landscapes. This new wildlife management licence will give land mangers confidence that impacts of hen harriers breeding on their land can be minimised creating a win-win scenario.last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Idina Menzel Exudes Power & Alan Cumming Serves Reefer

first_imgHere’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Obie Awards: Special Guest Presenters Unit Law and Order: SVU’s Tamara Tunie and The Newsroom’s Hamish Linklater, both vets of the New York stage, will host the 2014 Obie Awards on May 19 at Webster Hall. Tickets will go on sale on April 9. The awards honor the best of off-Broadway and off-off Broadway theater. Among the presenters this year are Harvey Fierstein, Lena Hall, Andy Karl, Cristin Milioti and Kelli O’Hara. Idina Menzel Stallone Finds Rocky Inspiration in West Side Story Well, it makes sense with all those rumbles. Sylvester Stallone revealed to The Today Show that Tony and Maria influenced him to “give room for song” for the musical adaptation of Rocky. The original Italian Stallion says, “I always thought with Rocky and Adrian it’s very similar…and there’s so much silence in the movie.” What better way to fill that silence than with some knockout Ahrens and Flaherty tunes? Glad we’re on the same page, Stallone. Alan Cumming Idina Menzel is a Woman of Power But you didn’t need us to tell you that. According to Variety, If/Then star Idina Menzel will be honored at the magazine’s Power of Women luncheon on April 25 in New York. Additional honorees include fellow Broadway alums Sarah Jessica Parker, Susan Sarandon and Claire Danes, as well as Nancy Dubuc and Iman. The women will be recognized for their various humanitarian efforts (Menzel for her “A Broader Way” arts initiative.) Star Files View Comments From Cabaret to Cannabis? Hey, what’s that smell? Cabaret star Alan Cumming will lead a one-night-only benefit concert of the musical based on cult classic Reefer Madness. The event will take place on April 19 at New World Stages with original Reefer star Christian Campbell and Thomas Dekker joining Cumming (additional cast members to be announced soon). Proceeds will go to Baby Quest Foundation.last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Shia LaBeouf Wanted Alec Baldwin Scared & More

first_img See First Peter Pan Live! Trailer The first Peter Pan Live! trailer is here! Sort of. NBC has provided us with a five second teaser, below, promoting the December 4 telecast starring a flying Allison Williams, Christopher Walken, Christian Borle, Kelli O’Hara, Taylor Louderman and lots of Newsies. We’re sure we’ll have more for you soon! Vanessa Redgrave to Perform Joan Didion’s Blue Nights Tony winner Vanessa Redgrave will perform a reading of Joan Didion’s memoir Blue Nights on November 17 at New York’s The Cathedral of St. John the Divine. The evening will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Cathedral Community Cares. Watch The Elephant Man’s Bradley Cooper Lose It  Bradley Cooper stopped by The Tonight Show this weekend to chat about his upcoming star turn in Bernard Pomerance’s The Elephant Man on the Great White Way. If you’ve not yet seen what happened, check it out below. Because host Jimmy Fallon and the Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner got the giggles. Big time. Cooper begins previews in the show at the Booth Theatre on November 7. View Comments Shia LaBeouf Wanted Alec Baldwin Scared After explaining exactly what went down at his eventful night out at Cabaret this summer, Shia LaBeouf has now revealed what led to his infamous departure from the Broadway revival of Orphans. “[Alec] Baldwin and I butted heads hard,” he told Interview magazine. “I came in method. I was sleeping in the park…And my whole goal was to intimidate the f**k out of Baldwin.” LaBeouf went on to say: “I wanted him to be scared. So I went about doing that for three weeks of rehearsal, to the point that, in the end, it was unsustainable.” Apparently all’s well that ends well and LaBeouf has since made up with both the creative team and Baldwin. Hopefully one day we will see the talented star on the Great White Way for all the right reasons.center_img Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and over the weekend. Laura Osnes, Jeremy Jordan, James Snyder & More Team Up in Concert Broadway favorites including Laura Osnes, Jeremy Jordan, Josh Young, Orfeh, James Snyder and Ben Fankhauser will appear with Michael Mott in concert on November 9. The event, at 42West, will celebrate Mott’s previously reported album Where The Sky Ends: The Songs of Michael Mott. Talk about a stellar lineup!last_img read more

Legislative session races to finish on back of $4.5 billion budget bill

first_imgThe Vermont House is expected to take up the $4.5 billion state budget either today or tomorrow, with a possible legislative adjournment tomorrow. However, Governor Douglas is expected to veto the budget bill if it comes to him in its current form, which is also expected. Even though the bill cuts income taxes across the board ($22 million total reduction), the governor has stated that he does not support the increase in overall spending and that total taxes are increasing $26 million, most of which is being bourn by the statewide property tax. Taxes are also being raised on capital gains, tobacco products and being initiated on liquor. If the governor vetoes the budget bill, the Legislature would probably reconvene in June. Legislators leaders maintain that the economic recession raises the need for state services, on the one hand, while on the other, state spending provides economic stimulus.Meanwhile, the $649 million capital and transportation bills have received wide support in the Legislature and administration. This spending is mostly targeted to road and bridge repair. Vermont’s transportation infrastructure is generally recognized as being in disrepair. Along with federal stimulus funds, which will pay for most of the road and bridge work, Vermont will be able to upgrade the infrastructure and increase related employment.The non-transportation part of the money – the capital bill – calls for $109 million, of which $38.8 million will come from federal stimulus funds and $70 million from state bonding. The biggest items on this list are $10.3 million for school construction projects, $8.6 million for state park and community project grants, $8 million for a new state office building in Bennington, and $6.8 million for the new state archives.Another bill the governor is likely to veto is the renewable energy bill. Among other objections by the Douglas administration, the bill sets rates for renewable energy projects, which typically is the responsibility of the Public Service Board. Department of Public Service Commissioner David O’Brien told VBM that the bill will raise rates to consumers. He said the green energy industry is building itself up on its own at a lower cost than the bill would demand.The price guarantees for producers would be 20 cents per kilowatt hour for wind generation, 30 cents per kwh for solar and 12 cents per kwh for methane (Cow Power, landfill generation). The average consumer price is about 12.5 cents per kwh now.O’Brien said the entire bill is poorly conceived as is not within the bounds of good public policy. Nor, as he sees it, is it good for economic development because it will make the price of power more expensive. He said if the maximum of 50 megawatts were reached, it would add about $9 million in consumer costs.”I don’t think it’s fair to consumers, especially middle income and lower income consumers,” O’Brien said. The Department of Public Service represents consumers in rate cases. He said the governor has not stated whether or not he will veto the bill as written.Other Highlights:An Act Relating to the State’s Transportation Program (H.438)Creates the framework for a state-bonding programLevies $9.2 million in motor vehicle feesCreates a two percent tax on gas at the retail levelCreates a three-cent tax on diesel fuelAn Act Making Appropriations for the Support of Government (H.441 & H.442)Increases tax on cigarettes and other tobacco productsPlaces a six percent sales tax on liquor sold at VT liquor outletsProvides for a tax amnesty programStudies the creation of a State Department of Revenue and the imposition of service-based taxesLowers the exemption threshold for the estate tax to $2 millionAn Act Relating to Capital Construction and Bonding (H.4 45) Provides funding for repairs at state welcome centers and historic state buildingsAppropriates money for the use of the Vermont Telecom Authority to leverage additional money for the state’s telecommunication and broadband servicesAuthorizes the head of any state agency to apply for funds made available through the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.Source of Highlights: Vermont Chamber of Commerce.last_img read more