Former mayor comes out of retirement for local election

first_imgNewsPoliticsFormer mayor comes out of retirement for local electionBy Alan Jacques – March 29, 2019 1687 Former Mayor Jim Long who will be contesting the local elections in May.Photo: Emma JervisFORMER Mayor of Limerick Jim Long has entered the fray as a candidate for the upcoming local elections in City West.Speaking to the Limerick Post this Wednesday, the former Fine Gael councillor revealed that he has been encouraged to come out of retirement and put himself forward as an Independent candidate on May 24.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Over the past five years, I have always been available to people who needed advice on a broad number of issues and concerns. Also, I kept an eye and ear on the shenanigans at council,” the Ballinacurra Gardens man explained.“My assessment is that delivery has been overshadowed by personal fulfilment of the majority of councillors who sit in council chambers. It is very obvious that the cosy done deal between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil at the behest of senior management within Limerick City and County Council has led to these councillors becoming yes men and women to the chief executive and his team.“As a result, we have dictatorship at the cost of governance and democracy,” he claimed.“This is evident in relation to a number of issues that have failed the people of Limerick over the years.“To name but a few, the huge concerns from operations at the Irish Cement and Aughinish factories from toxic pollutants has now soared beyond health concerns, to an actual denial of our human rights by administrators and agencies.“Our elected members have been extremely silent on the process. The mould must be broken between the Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil coalition and senior management.“They have to be ousted and replaced by trustworthy candidates who will deliver for the people, not for Council management, themselves or multinationals,” he concluded. Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Linkedin Twitter Previous articleScramblers are creating havoc on Childers Road in LimerickNext articleGiant Granny left a rich cultural legacy in Limerick Alan Jacques TAGSLimerick City and CountyLocal Elections 2019politics Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? WhatsApp Printcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Limerick on Covid watch list Advertisement Facebook Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Emaillast_img read more

USA: Eight Naval Sea Systems Command Activities Awarded

first_img View post tag: sea View post tag: americas View post tag: News by topic August 31, 2012 Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Eight Naval Sea Systems Command Activities Awarded View post tag: Command Share this article View post tag: activitiescenter_img View post tag: Eight View post tag: Awarded USA: Eight Naval Sea Systems Command Activities Awarded View post tag: Naval View post tag: Systems Eight activities of the Naval Sea Systems Command field activities were recognized Aug. 29, by Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) for outstanding accomplishments in energy and water management during fiscal year 2011. Award recipients will be honored Oct. 3, during a ceremony at the Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C.The SECNAV Energy awards recognize outstanding commitment to energy and water conservation by Navy and Marine Corps activities and ships. Each year, the awards are presented to those ships and activities that have made notable progress toward achievement of Department of the Navy and federal goals for the reduction of energy and water consumption.“Energy and water management are critical to the accomplishment of the Navy’s mission,” said Acting Secretary of the Navy Robert Work in his announcement message. “Energy specifically is one of my top priorities, and your performance has significantly advanced progress toward achievement of our goals. Your excellence in energy and water efficiency efforts is an example for all other commands to follow. We must all continue to be good stewards of our resources, and treat them as the strategic asset they increasingly are. In the process, we will reduce consumption, waste less, and free up funding to better support our warfighters.”Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Keyport, located in Keyport, Wash., was recognized as Other, Shore category award recipient for their Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) project.Completed and in operation for all of 2011, the ESPC project demonstrated 12 months of verifiable energy savings data showing an annual energy savings of more than 30 percent. ESPC decentralized NUWC Division, Keyport’s aging steam plant and repaired two significant underground water leaks, dramatically reducing water consumption by approximately 28 percent from fiscal year 2010. NUWC Division Keyport’s energy team coordinated with Naval Facilities Command, Naval Base Kitsap, and Trane Corporation, on the project.In addition to receiving $35,000 for use at the discretion of the commanding officer to improve quality of life and encourage further energy improvements at the undersea warfare center, NUWC Keyport will be authorized to fly the SECNAV Energy flag for a one-year period following the official awards ceremony.The SECNAV annual awards program also recognize commands with platinum, gold and blue award levels for energy and water management achievement during the same time period.Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine; Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Carderock Division in Bethesda, Md.; and NSWC Carderock Division’s Ship Systems Engineering Station in Philadelphia, Pa.; earned Gold Awards for demonstrating outstanding energy programs.Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Norfolk, Va.; Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Bremerton, Wash.; NUWC Newport Division in Newport, R.I.; Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Carderock Division’s Large Cavitation Channel detachment in Memphis, Tenn.; earned Blue Awards for their well-rounded energy programs.NAVSEA remains committed to supporting the Navy’s energy goals by reducing fleet and shore energy usage across the enterprise.[mappress]Press Release, August 31, 2012last_img read more

As U.S. wind capacity passes 90-GW milestone amid expectations that surge will persist

first_imgAs U.S. wind capacity passes 90-GW milestone amid expectations that surge will persist FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Intelligence ($):The U.S. wind market made healthy gains in the second quarter of 2018, with new research suggesting new wind energy project installations will surge between now and 2020.Wind installations reached 626 MW in the second quarter, up from 357 MW of capacity installed in the same period in 2017 and 406 MW in the first quarter of 2018, according to a new market report from the American Wind Energy Association, or AWEA. The country’s cumulative installed capacity is now 90,004 MW in 41 states, plus Puerto Rico and Guam.The U.S. project pipeline also saw healthy growth in the second quarter, the domestic wind industry’s biggest trade group and lobbying body reported. At the end of June, there was 18,987 MW of wind capacity under construction and 18,806 MW in advanced development. That combined 37,794 MW is a 46% year-over-year increase and a 13% rise from the first quarter of 2018.“Wind power’s job creating engine just kicked into a higher gear,” AWEA CEO Tom Kiernan said.More ($): AWEA: US wind installations surpass 90 GW in Q2’18last_img read more

Navigating NCUA’s new fidelity bond rule

first_imgOn Oct. 22, the National Credit Union Administration published a rule amending its fidelity bond regulations (Parts 704 for corporate credit unions and 713 for natural person credit unions). In addition to this checklist (free download with registration), here are four things to consider for complying with the new rule.The responsibility for compliance with the first two items falls to credit unions.1. Strengthen Board of Directors’ OversightThe new rule increases the board’s oversight responsibility for fidelity bond coverage. It requires the board of directors to annually review the CU’s fidelity and other insurance coverage. This will help ensure that coverage is adequate in relation to the potential risks facing the credit union and the minimum requirements set by NCUA. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Syracuse basketball roundtable: Syracuse’s ‘small’ lineup, Malachi Richardson and what Syracuse must prove

first_imgSyracuse (15-8, 5-5 Atlantic Coast) is coming off a three-point win against Georgia Tech on Saturday. The Orange next faces Virginia Tech on Tuesday. With just eight regular-season games remaining, beat writers Sam Blum, Jesse Dougherty and Matt Schneidman discuss three questions surrounding Syracuse basketball.1. For a portion of the Georgia Tech game, Michael Gbinije, Trevor Cooney, Malachi Richardson, Frank Howard and Tyler Lydon were all on the court at the same time. How effective can that lineup be if Syracuse continues to use it in the future?Sam Blum: I don’t think that lineup gives Syracuse the best possible lineup. It gets Gbinije out of the point guard role, but it’s still a somewhat undersized lineup. Howard provides a nice spark off the bench, but I can’t envision him getting more than 10-15 minutes per game. Having Dajuan Coleman or Tyler Roberson in the game gives the Orange a better defensive, rebounding and inside scoring team. That doesn’t mean it won’t be employed when it’s the best option, but it won’t typically be the best option.Jesse Dougherty: It seems that this “small lineup” will be used more as a Band-Aid than to change the pace of games. Syracuse went to it on Saturday after starting center Coleman fouled out, and it was a good counter to Georgia Tech’s commitment to using its strong frontcourt to pound the Orange inside. The lineup pressured the Yellow Jackets’ guards beyond the 3-point line and made it hard for them to enter the ball into the post. That is one way for it be effective defensively, and there really is no question as to whether it can thrive on the offensive end. But its effect on the game can be duplicated by other SU lineups, so I wouldn’t expect it to be a regular look unless Coleman or another big fouls out and Jim Boeheim sees the need to speed up the game.Matt Schneidman: After the game on Saturday, Boeheim acknowledged that the “small” lineup wasn’t bad. He wanted to get a big, Roberson, back in the game for the final stretch, but that lineup held Georgia Tech scoreless as Syracuse erased a four-point deficit in the final stage of the game. If Boeheim uses it in the future it can certainly be effective, especially if Howard continues to be the heady passing-savvy guard that we’ve seen of late. I don’t think the lineup is one we’ll see any more than we did on Saturday, though, because Howard’s ceiling is only about 15 minutes per game and Coleman can only foul out of games with six minutes remaining so many times. If Coleman can avoid fouling out with a significant portion of the game left, there’s no reason at least one of him or Roberson wouldn’t be in against an ACC team. Still, the lineup showed it can be effective against a physically superior team, so there’s no reason it can do the same against a team weaker in the lane if Howard continues to penetrate the paint.2. Has Malachi Richardson truly proven that he is the player Syracuse needs him to be down the stretch?AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLogan Reidsma | Senior Staff Photographer S.B.: Yes. He’s been Syracuse’s best player. He scores in bunches and is impossible to limit for 40 minutes, even if he struggles for stretches of games. He’s made a slew of big shots down the stretch of games — if it weren’t for him, the Clemson and Virginia losses would have looked a lot worse. He gets to the line, hits 3s and creates his own shots better than anyone else. I would say he’s grown up a lot from the player that couldn’t make shots early in the season, but he’s still the same player. I think that’s a testament to the consistent maturity he’s had since the season started.J.D.: Richardson’s ability to get the rim has made him a consistent scoring threat, and that also makes him a reliable, down-the-stretch option for Syracuse. There will still be growing pains as his freshman season wore on, but the natural inclination for defenders to fly at the 3-point line late in games lends itself well to Richardson’s ability to go off the dribble and draw fouls in the paint. Then factor in his established shooting stroke and you have a player who, however young, can shoulder a scoring load in crunch time if teams choose to drape defenders on Gbinije and Trevor Cooney.M.S.: Richardson has played games where he’s been nonexistent one half and a standout the next. On Saturday, he just happened to come alive when Syracuse needed it most and he did it in three different ways. He hit the 3 that brought Syracuse within one, converted an and-one that Boeheim highlighted after the game and knocked down free throws with seconds remaining in a situation he’d faltered in before. Syracuse doesn’t need him to do that, per se, because Gbinije and Cooney are capable of scoring in spurts to carry the Orange down the stretch. But Saturday, if anything, showed what the freshman can do in terms of carrying the team if he needs to.3. What questions must Syracuse answer with eight regular-season games left?S.B.: Right now pretty much all of the rotation players are playing their best at the right time. Cooney is having the best in-conference stretch of his career. Richardson hasn’t been a cold streak since before the new year. Roberson has been “plugged-in.” Coleman has shown steady improvement, which is all you could hope for. Howard is coming off a career game. And Lydon is showing how good of a shooter he can be. The biggest question is how sustainable it is. The Orange is still a seven-man team, and that’s always going to be tenuous. Things are going great right now, but my biggest question is if the Orange are designed to make that last.J.D.: I don’t think there’s any question the Orange “must” address with 23 games in the books, but there are small kinks in the offense that could get smoothed out in the coming weeks. Gbinije is the team’s best player, and SU is at its best when the ball is in his hands, but do lineups with Howard or Cooney handling the ball give Gbinije a better chance at scoring? That’s something that will materialize as competition stiffens and teams start to see SU almost solely relying on the high ball screen when Gbinije is at the helm of the offense. If teams cue on that and sell out to stop Gbinije from being effective, how will Syracuse adjust to put its best player in scoring situations without comprising the flow of the offense? Gbinije’s talent and value to this Orange team is no secret, and this could become a hot-button topic as SU makes its tournament push.M.S.: Syracuse’s biggest question with eight games remaining that has seemingly gone unanswered is how will Coleman stay out of foul trouble. We saw what he’s capable of even when he is bogged down by foul trouble. Imagine if that left-handed hook gains traction when he doesn’t have to go to the bench every five minutes. If Boeheim calls someone “tremendous” and they still pick up five fouls, then something is definitely going well. Now it’s up to Coleman to stop putting his hands on people in the post so he can inch back to a reliable center who’s not attached to a short leash. Comments Published on January 31, 2016 at 10:48 pmcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more