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first_imgNewsLocal NewsAdditional Gardaí needed in ArdnacrushaBy Staff Reporter – February 13, 2019 1073 Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Advertisement Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? TAGSLimerick City and Countylocal newsNews Twitter TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Linkedin Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Previous articleSupermac’s to host FIFA 19 tournament at Ballysimon RoadNext articleLeona will lead women’s work walk-out Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Cllr Cathal CroweA public meeting has been organised with senior Gardaí to highlight local demands for additional resources to be deployed in the Ardnacrusha area.The meeting in the Tailrace Bar on Monday, February 18 at 7pm has been organised by local county councillor Cathal Crowe who has also written to Garda Commissioner Drew Harris calling for additional Gardaí to be assigned to Ardnacrusha Garda Station.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Stating that the Ardnacrusha Garda sub-district covers an area of 80 square kilometres, Cllr Crowe told the Limerick Post that “there are around 12,000 people living there and the local Garda Station covers two district court areas and two Garda divisions.”Ardnacrusha Garda Station was opened in 1925, and for many decades the locality had a far smaller population but had four Gardaí and a sergeant.“There are now only three Gardaí stationed there,” he explained.“These Gardaí are highly valued in the community but we want to see more on-the-ground policing. Therefore I am appealing to Commissioner Harris to assign at least two additional guards to the sub-district.”“Two guards are stationed in Ardnacrusha with the third recently retired and I understand that the process is already underway to replace him.”“Although in County Clare, the area is right on the doorstep of Limerick City. It has a high population base and is very urbanized in places.”“The rostering schedule means that for 40 per cent of the week there is no guard on duty. During this time, cover is provided from Mayorstone Garda station in Limerick City.However, in most cases, Mayorstone Gardaí do not get near   the communities that fall within the Ardnacrusha Sub-District because of pressures in the city suburbs and staffing limitations.”“I  recently met with Superintendent Derek Smart of Henry Street Garda Station, to outline my concerns for staff shortages in the district. Superintendent Smart and his senior colleagues have set up a specialized sex crimes unit which incorporates ten Garda personnel. However, he will not be able to free-up guards for deployment in Ardnacrusha Sub-District.”“Ardnacrusha needs at least two dedicated community guards and a full-time Garda presence for peace of mind and safety in the community,” Cllr Crowe declared.Other issues that will be discussed at Monday night’s meeting include neighbourhood watch schemes and home security.by Rebecca [email protected] Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Print Limerick on Covid watch list WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgogolne/iStock(DENVER) — Striking Denver public school teachers could be headed back to classrooms Thursday after reaching a “historic” deal with the school district to boost their pay.The Denver Classroom Teachers Association declared its three-day strike over and members are set to vote on whether to ratify the deal reached about 6 a.m. on Thursday with the Denver Public School District.“This agreement is a win, plain and simple: for our students; for our educators; and for our communities,” union president Henry Roman, an elementary school teacher, said in a statement.The tentative deal invests an additional $23 million in teacher pay, boosting the base salaries of Denver’s more than 5,600 educators by an average of 11.7 percent next year and providing cost of living increases in years two and three of the agreement, according to a statement on the Denver Public School District website.The agreement also reforms the overall pay system for teachers to make it less reliable on pay-for-performance bonuses, which the union had called cumbersome and unreliable.The deal creates a “20-step” salary schedule that will award teachers with higher pay for participating in professional development.The agreement also reforms the so-called “ProComp” system for teachers who work in the highest-poverty schools and in hard-to-fill position by providing incentives of $3,000 and $2,000, respectively.Details of the agreement are expected to be posted on the Denver Classroom Teachers Association website later Thursday.“Teachers are expected to return to work in order to receive pay today,” the school district’s statement reads.The agreement must be ratified by the entire union membership and approved by the Denver Board of Education.“We’re very pleased to have reached this agreement that provides our educators with a fair, transparent, and highly competitive salary system,” the school district’s statement reads.The agreement not only ends the first teachers’ strike in Denver in 25 years — it concludes 15 months of sometimes acrimonious negotiations.Both sides of the labor negotiations hope the agreement will be enough to keep teachers from going to neighboring school districts to get a hike in pay. During the strike, union officials said the district had a teacher-turnover rate of more than 20 percent a year due to educators moving to other school districts to get a pay boost.Roman said the deal “provides stability for students who, for the past ten years, have had their education disrupted by a compensation schedule that drove their teachers away from the district.”Amie Baca-Oehlert, president of the Colorado Education Association, praised teachers for “being brave and bold and for standing up for Denver students and our profession” in a statement.“They have led the way for our entire state by bringing to the forefront our students’ need for qualified, committed, and caring educators that can afford to stay in the classroom and live in the communities where they teach,” Baca-Oehlert’s statement reads.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_imgThe Tegal administration in Central Java has decided to lock the city down to protect its residents from the coronavirus outbreak, which has reached 27 of the country’s 34 provinces. The measure will be implemented for four months from March 30 to July 31.Tegal Mayor Dedy Yon Supriyono announced on Tuesday evening that the city was in “a state of emergency” following the confirmation of one COVID-19 case.”We need serious efforts [to stop virus transmission],” Dedy said, adding that he would limit access to the city by closing down borders. “We plan for a full lockdown. All borders will be closed for the safety of all.”Read also: No lockdown for Indonesia, Jokowi insistsThe first COVID-19 case in Tegal is a 34-year-old man who recently traveled to Abu Dhabi, and then Jakarta, before returning home by train. He was first admitted to Kardinah Hospital in the city on March 16, just after arriving from Jakarta. Among his symptoms were fever, cough, diarrhea and shortness of breath. His test results came back positive on March 24.Dedy said he had contacted state-owned railway operator PT Kereta Api Indonesia to get information about passengers who were in the same car as the patient. They all should be quarantined and tested, he added.Indonesia had recorded 893 positive COVID-19 cases as of Thursday afternoon, 78 of whom have died.  (vny)Topics :last_img read more

first_imgAfrican Petroleum, an independent oil and gas company, is looking to enter the second renewal period at the Senegal Offshore Sud Profond (SOSP) production sharing contract (PSC). AP, which holds 90% interest in the SOSP, entered into the first renewal period for the PSC in December 2014 and this term is due to end on December 15, 2017.Further to ongoing discussions with the Senegalese authorities, the company said on Monday it has recently lodged an application to enter into the second renewal phase of the SOSP PSC.Concurrently with the application, the company has requested to exchange the outstanding well commitment in the current phase for a 3D seismic acquisition program, and to transfer this revised outstanding commitment to the second renewal phase.Should the Senegalese authorities agree to the company’s proposal then the second renewal phase will be for a term of 2.5 years with a work program commitment of acquiring, processing and interpreting 3D seismic and the drilling of one exploration well.“Although the SOSP PSC continues to generate industry interest, the uncertainty around the status of the PSC has proven to be an obstacle to securing a farm-in partner. It is for this reason that the company has decided to proceed with entry into the second renewal phase of the PSC prior to re-engaging with interested parties,” AP explained.To remind, AP recently allowed for its exclusivity agreement with an unnamed oil and gas company, covering the farm-out of the SOSP license in Senegal and the A1 and A4 licenses in The Gambia, to lapse due to an unresolved issue with its Gambian licenses. This exclusivity agreement was supposed to provide a framework for the incoming third party to secure a 70% operated interest in African Petroleum’s SOSP PSC in Senegal and the A1 and A4 licenses in The Gambia.AP is still working on a solution related to the Gambian licenses A1 and A4 and it has recently started preparing for arbitration proceedings in order to protect its 100% interest.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

first_img Mullins told the Telegraph: “We are looking at it – there aren’t a great many options for him so I made the entry. “There is also the Tied Cottage at Punchestown a week later. “I wasn’t pleased with his jumping overall on the day (at Leopardstown). “I don’t know if something upset him beforehand, but he definitely wasn’t himself.” Last season’s brilliant Arkle winner fell on his return to action at Leopardstown over Christmas and could make the trip across the Irish Sea in an attempt to set the record straight. Un De Sceaux could run against the likes of Sire De Grugy and Sprinter Sacre in the Ascot Grade One, but also has an alternative option closer to home. Press Associationcenter_img Willie Mullins is giving serious thought to running Un De Sceaux in the Sodexo Clarence House Chase at Ascot on January 23.last_img read more