Spend on Culture Night 2017 upped by €300,000

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsCommunitySpend on Culture Night 2017 upped by €300,000By Rose Rushe – January 14, 2017 858 Free guided walking tours this Easter Monday Culture Night’s collective clout of 80+ events Facebook Email Stony Thursday celebrates 40 years of literary success in Limerick Advertisement Hugh Tinney celebrates 60 in Castleconnell Culture Night budget up 40% to €350,000 center_img WhatsApp Previous articleLimerick rotate panel for hurling clash with CorkNext articleThe jazz singer: meet Ian Shaw Rose Rushehttp://www.limerickpost.ieCommercial Features and Arts Editor at Limerick Post Twitter Ortec confirms commitment to County Limerick jobs Earlier this year, falling Friday September 22, 5pm-10pmON THE back of the new five-year Creative Ireland strategy, Culture Night nationwide on Friday September 22 will have its funding upped by 20 per cent.Some €300,000 will be provided to local authorities across 26 counties to expand on the activities and platforms that open for free.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Don’t forget the inaugural Easter gathering which is billed as a perennial from here on in, on the back of the success of Centenary 1916.The Arts Office of Limerick City and County Council is overall manager locally of this epic roll-out of events, performances, trails, installations in venues and at street level.In the words of Arts Minister Heather Humphreys:“This year will also see a new annual cultural day, ‘Cruinniú na Cásca’ to be held nationwide on Easter Monday, as part of the Creative Ireland programme.“It will strongly compliment the success of Culture Night and will go to the very heart of embedding culture in every county and community nationwide.” Linkedin TAGSCruinniú na CáscaHeather HumphreysLIMERICK Arts Office Printlast_img read more

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first_imgWater isn’t just for drinkingPoor water quality not only affects drinking water. It can also affect a variety of household functions. Contaminated water used for cooking may affect your health, while an excess of certain minerals can hamper cleaning tasks in the laundry or bathroom.Unfortunately, no single test can provide information on all possible contaminants. Bacteriological tests determine if water is free of disease-causing bacteria. But there are many types of tests that cover a variety of bacteria. The most common bacteriological test checks for E. coli and total coliform bacteria, which can come from fecal contamination. Mineral tests can determine if the mineral content is high enough to affect either health or the water’s aesthetic or cleaning capacities. This test often pinpoints calcium, magnesium, manganese, iron, copper and zinc. An abundance of these minerals can cause hard water, plumbing and laundry stains or bad odors. Pesticide and chemical tests are generally performed only if there is reason to believe a specific contaminant has entered the water system, such as pesticides.Inspect regularlyIt is important to regularly inspect your well for sources of contamination. Other potential problems can exist with the slab, the well screen, the building covering the well or landscaping. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension offers well assessment through the HOME*A*SYST program. These self-assessments determine the risks associated with your well. If you suspect a problem with your well water, contact a licensed well driller to inspect the well and have it tested for bacteria. This test should be done at least once a year, especially after well water disinfections. Have water testedWell testing can be done through local UGA Extension offices. Water samples are tested through the UGA Agricultural and Environmental Services Laboratory in Athens. A basic test, which tests for pH, hardness and more than 15 minerals, is $15. An expanded water test, which tests for minerals, soluble salts and alkalinity, is $50. Contact your UGA Extension office at 1-800-ASK-UGA1 for information on troubleshooting water quality issues or testing your well water for bacteria. Contact your county health department for information on how to take proper care of your septic system. Septic system problems can affect well water quality. You have frequent and unexplained illnesses in your household.Your neighbors find toxic chemicals in their well water.You are concerned about the lead pipes or soldering in your home.You detect a difference in the taste, smell or color of the water.You are buying a new home with a well that has been out of use.It comes from an improperly sealed or unprotected well, spring or cistern.You spill fertilizers, pesticides, oil, gasoline or other toxic substances on the ground in or near the well. Clean drinking water is a top priority for families. But homeowners who rely solely on well water can be open to certain risks. If your water is provided by a city or county source, it isn’t necessary to have it tested unless an in-house contamination is suspected. Public and municipal water supplies are routinely tested and must meet Environmental Protection Agency standards.Homeowner’s responsibilityWell water can become contaminated from various sources and can make homeowners sick. Since there are no federal or state monitoring regulations for private wells, it is the homeowner’s responsibility to make sure their well water is safe to drink. Well water may not be safe to drink if:last_img read more

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Foster hints at Berbice Franchise League, Outdoor Facility as part of 2020 goals

first_imgIN what he called one of the ‘Freest and Fairest’ Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) elections ever, newly re-elected president Hilbert Foster says big things are on the horizon as, the revitalisation of  Ancient County cricket continues.Foster spoke with Chronicle Sport on Monday, following Sunday morning’s election held in Berbice. He outlined a number of short-term plans which are all geared towards putting Berbice’s cricket standards on par with that of Georgetown, who has been at the pinnacle of player development.He first hailed the work of the Returning Officer as well as the club members who came out and ensured the electoral process was free and fair. Foster noted that there were no issues as himself and 1st vice-president Albert Smith each received full votes while the rest of his executives also swept their votes during the nomination process.Apart from meeting with his new executive body as the foremost priority, Foster said that the opening for the 2020 cricket season will be announced early next year, with the two dates for the rain-affected Ivan Madray T20 and Busta Champion of Champions 40-Overs finals also being announced.The Competitions Committee members and Chairman along with respective Club Captains, Cricket Development team as well as a financial unit, are among some of the positions set to be announced in the new month of January, according to Foster.The BCB head also confirmed that the Board’s first Ordinary General Meeting (OGM) of 2020 will be held roughly one month from now. He said following the OGM, more logistical plans for the board will then be sketched out as the season prepares to get underway.Big plans are also in store for cricketers in Region 5 as the president is adamant about creating a Berbice Cricket League. The fiscal boost although not a huge one, said Foster, will more than likely feature in the T20 aspect of the league where players will be paid to play.Regarding the financial report which was not discussed on Sunday, Foster said BCB had delivered their audited financial report but are now waiting on the Auditors to complete their work, especially during the season.On the cards are some 20 cricket tournaments a year to help prepare all the inter-county teams, the reintroduction the T20 format for the Under-13, U-15, U-17, U-19, U-21 levels, as well as the building of an outdoor practice facilityAlso, the purchasing of a 15-seater bus to help cut transportation cost was among the priorities Foster said BCB will be looking to make happen in early 2020, as his administration looks forward to the upcoming season. (Clifton Ross)last_img read more

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