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Warning sounded over dangerous buildings

first_img Previous articleHave your say: Should Sarsfield’s statue be moved?Next articlePride of place needed to clean up city admin “We certainly don’t want a repeat of what happened in Cork a few years ago when a disused building collapsed on to the street killing an innocent person,” he said.“Because these buildings are not currently being used for either residential or commercial use there is a greater danger that they will deteriorate at a faster pace, leading to possible structural concerns and safety issues, and as the city council is the local statutory agency with responsibility for planning and building control, we must carry out a complete structural and safety audit without delay.“Once this report is completed we can consider its findings and formally instruct the owners to comply with the recommendations made, so as to ensure that no member of the public is in any way in danger from walking close to the buildings involved”.Cllr Leddin has been informed that the City Hall management have had a number of discussions with the owners of the site.“The sooner we consider and agree alternative options for this site – such as a city centre transport hub for cars and buses, the better”. Twitter NewsLocal NewsWarning sounded over dangerous buildingsBy admin – October 2, 2010 592 Linkedin Facebook WhatsApp Email CONCERN that one or a number of buildings located in the area designated to the stalled Opera Centre might collapse on to a street, has been voiced by Cllr Joe Leddin, who has called on Limerick City Council to instigate an inspection of all the buildings included in the original proposed development. Pointing out that many of the buildings are over 100 years old and have not been occupied for many years, the Labour councillor said that many front on to streets with high levels of pedestrian traffic.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Print Advertisementlast_img read more

Man arrested following attempted hijacking

first_img By News Highland – March 11, 2018 Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Man arrested following attempted hijacking WhatsApp Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Google+center_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Previous articlePSNI appeal for information following Omagh assaultNext articleMedals for Donegal Pullers at World Tug o’ War Championships News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Facebook Twitter A man has been arrested following an attempted hijacking of a car in the Carlisle Road area of Derry yesterday morning.The incident occurred shortly before 11:45 am, when it was reported that a man approached a silver Toyota Avensis which was in traffic, and damaged the wipers and bonnet before entering the vehicle and trying to make off in it.The 35 year old man was arrested by police at the scene after members of the public intervened.The PSNI have thanked those who assisted and are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.last_img read more

Hurricane Dorian picks up speed, lashes Florida with powerful winds

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — Hurricane Dorian lashed Florida’s east coast with tropical-storm-force winds, forcing evacuations from the Sunshine State to North Carolina’s Outer Banks, as the storm picked up speed Tuesday afternoon.Dorian, a Category 2 storm, is expected to turn north by Wednesday, turning its wrath on Georgia and the Carolinas.The University of Florida canceled classes for Tuesday and Wednesday and over 10 Florida airports were shuttered as the storm moved in.“If you are in the evacuation zones” along the coast, “the time to leave is now,” South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster said Tuesday, warning that a western shift of just a few miles could bring enormous damage to the state.“Prepare for the worst,” he said, and “pray for the best.”President Donald Trump tweeted, “The U.S. may be getting a little bit lucky with respect to Hurricane Dorian, but please don’t let down your guard.”‘A historic tragedy’Dorian barreled to shore Sunday afternoon in the Bahamas as a Category 5, making the strongest Atlantic hurricane landfall on record.The storm hovered over the Bahamas for nearly two days, causing unprecedented destruction, submerging an airport, leveling buildings and killing at least seven people on the Abaco Islands. Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis called the islands “decimated” and said “we can expect more deaths to be recorded.”Minnis took an initial tour by air of the islands, but authorities have not been able to make a full ground assessment. “Our priority at this time is search, rescue and recovery,” he said.He said they have not yet been able to tour Grand Bahama Island, which fell the brunt of Dorian’s power for the better part of 24 hours.“I have never seen destruction like this on this scale on an island before,” ABC News correspondent Marcus Moore told “Good Morning America” Tuesday from Marsh Harbour, a town in the Abaco Islands.A U.S. State Department official said the Abaco Islands’ Leonard M. Thompson International Airport is completely underwater.Dorian then came to a grinding halt on Monday morning and remained at a virtual standstill over Grand Bahama, pummeling the island with howling winds and fierce rain.There were reports of heavy flooding in Freeport, the main city on Grand Bahama, where Grand Bahama International Airport and the city’s one-story hospital are inundated with water and the main highway has turned into a river, leaving some people trapped, according to the State Department official.Minnis described the devastation as “unprecedented.”“We are in the midst of a historic tragedy,” Minnis told reporters Monday. “Communication is down, we do not know what’s going on right now,” Iram Lewis, a member of Parliament in the Bahamas, told “GMA” Tuesday. “Never seen anything like this in my life.”“We’re gonna need living arrangements, we’re actually going to need medical supplies — our only hospital on the Bahamas, the 911 hospital, we had to evacuate that,” Lewis said.The greatest need in the Bahamas is for water, non-perishable food, generators, tents and tarp poles Bahamian Consul General Theo Neily told ABC News on Tuesday.“We’re receiving supplies and we’re looking for people who can assist with shipping,” Neily said.The U.S. is providing humanitarian assistance to the Bahamas, beginning with the deployment of a Disaster Assistance Response Team, according to the State Department. Minnis also said Tuesday evening a Royal Navy vessel was arriving soon to deliver food to those in Abaco.The Coast Guard said helicopter crews medevaced 19 people from the Marsh Harbour Clinic to the Nassau International Airport on Monday.‘The time to leave is now’As Dorian picked up speed and inched away from the Bahamas Tuesday, it moved northwest to Florida, lashing the state’s east coast with powerful winds.Flash flooding, storm surge, strong winds and tornadoes are all possible as Dorian moves parallel to — but offshore of — the east coast of Florida from Tuesday night through Wednesday night.By Wednesday afternoon, Dorian is forecast to move off the coast of Jacksonville, eventually passing Savannah, Georgia, on Wednesday night.Dorian will then inch toward the Carolinas, possibly making landfall between Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and North Carolina’s Outer Banks.Storm surge — which can be life-threatening — could reach 7 feet in the Carolinas.The heaviest rainfall from Dorian is expected to hit the coastal Carolinas, where up to 10 inches is possible.Evacuation orders have been issued for dozens of coastal communities from Florida to North Carolina. Allan Vandall, co-owner of a bar in Charleston, said he’s stayed open for the last four hurricanes and plans to do the same for Dorian.But his street is notorious for flooding so he said the goal is to block the floodwaters from getting in.“If we’re not prepared it would put us out of business for a year with the damage, so we take it very seriously,” Vandall told ABC News Tuesday. “But we’re good at it, we’ve been doing it for a while, so we’re ready.”Vandall added, “it’s not just the damage from the storm that’s a concern — it’s the two weeks before, two weeks after that nobody comes to Charleston. Economically speaking, it hits every business hard.”As Charleston resident Tina White stocked up on sandbags Monday, she told ABC News she’s not planning to evacuate.She called Hurricane Hugo in 1989 “the benchmark.”“As long as it doesn’t look like it’s gonna be Hugo, we try not to go anywhere,” White said. “But if it does, we will go.”“It’s kind of stressful deciding whether to stay or to go, and once you kind of make the decision to say you can kind of focus on getting everything ready, and that provides some relief,” White said. “Then you just kind of wait and hope for the best.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

AHS science olympiads advance to state championship

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisThe Alpena High School Science Olympiad team will advance to the state championship after coming out on top against five other high schools for the 31st Annual Regional Science Olympiad at Alpena Community College.The Wildcats won 14 of the 23 STEM-related events, and will compete against other winning regional teams in Lansing on April 28th.Below are the Wildcats who earned three or more gold medals:Samantha Tadian (1st in Disease Detectives, Anatomy, Microbe Mission)Ashwin Chapamohan (1st in Herpetology, Rocks and Minerals, and Towers)Kevin Cook (1st in Herpetology, Helicopters, Rocks and Minerals)Jenna Peterson (1st in Chem Lab, Helicopters, Forensics)Bradley Thompson (1st in Remote Sensing, Material Science, and Towers).Junior high students also competed in the regional tournament. Alpena-Area Christian Homeschoolers won first place.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena Sheriff’s Office Welcomes Special Member to Their TeamNext When it comes to gun violence ‘enough is enough’last_img read more

Schultz’ MS Fundraiser at Count Basie Saturday

first_imgIt didn’t seem like much at first – a little numbness in his foot. But in looking back, it marked a turning point in Steven Schultz’s life. Now, as he addresses his own health concerns, Schultz is looking to help others deal with a serious health condition.That numbness that Schultz first experienced in 2009 in his foot, then later his knee in 2009, was later diagnosed as multiple sclerosis, a chronic and potentially debilitating condition. Now Schultz is working to raise money for research for treatment and an eventual cure and to heighten public awareness and education about the severe condition.Schultz, an Interlaken resident who is member of the Board of Trustees for the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, has worked with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, New Jersey Metro Chapter, to establish the fundraiser MS Rock For A Cure, a June 13 event at the theater. The event will showcase The Fab Faux, a musical tribute band that performs The Beatles works. According to the organizers, approximately 300 tickets for the concert have been set aside for the fundraiser, at a cost of $400 apiece, that includes the concert, a pre-event cocktail reception and an after-concert reception.“I want to see awareness here,” Schultz said, hoping this event would allow people to realize what this disease means, its effects largely unrealized by the public and that for those who have it, there is hope.He and his wife, Jaime, said they hope the event would raise $300,000 in sponsorship and ticket sales, with proceeds earmarked for research.“The thing about MS is you don’t know how it’ll affect you,” Schultz explained.Multiple sclerosis, or MS as it’s commonly called, is a neurological, inflammatory disorder that affects and damages the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and
 spinal cord. This condition can prevent parts of the nervous system to communicate, possibly leading to a wide array of physical symptoms and often lead to permanent neurological problems and damage to the body’s immune system. The direct cause is unknown and MS remains incurable, though there are treatments and medications for the approximately 2.3 million sufferers worldwide.“This is a disease that needs to be paid attention to,” Schultz believes.When he first told Jaime about his symptoms, “I said get to the emergency room,” she remembered.Schultz, who works in real estate development, acknowledged that 2009 – during the financial crisis – was a difficult time for him, with the diagnosis compounding the situation. “He spent a couple of months when he didn’t want to get out of bed or go to work,” Jaime said, noting, “He did but he wasn’t really into it.”“I had a little bit of a pity party,” initially, he acknowledged.The key, they found, was finding a doctor, “that was the right fit,” Jaime said.That physician, Saud Sadiq, MD, FAAN, in New York City, drafted “a health regiment that would fit into Steve’s lifestyle,” factoring in things like diet and physical activity along with traditional medical treatments; and that made the difference in his treatment, Jaime said.Since his initial diagnosis and ongoing treatment, “You really turned your life around,” dealing with the disease and just everyday life stresses, Jaime told Steven.He continues to experience various levels of numbness but “it’s all about maintenance,” of the chronic condition and access to proper medical treatment, Schultz noted – at least for now until a cure can be discovered.last_img read more