Irish Water urges people to conserve water

first_img WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – March 20, 2020 Facebook Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Facebook Twitter Irish Water’s asking the public to conserve water in order to ensure continuity of supply as demand increases.The company’s encouraging people to turn off the tap after they apply soap to their hands when they are following the hand washing advice in relation to the coronavirus.Yvonne Harris, head of customer service at Irish Water says there are a number of ways people can reduce the amount of water they use……………..Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img Pinterest Google+ Previous articleNo patients awaiting beds at LUHNext article“People will wish they’d done more” – Coveney News Highland Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 DL Debate – 24/05/21 AudioHomepage BannerNews Irish Water urges people to conserve water Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Shopping in-store during the holidays? Use a chip card to prevent card fraud

first_img 37SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The era of omni-channel retail is here where consumers are shopping online and in-store so retailers should consider selling products in both channels. The prognostication of brick-and-mortar being obsolete is also a bit misleading. According to data from eMarketer, e-commerce is forecasted to only represent 11.9 percent of total global retail sales in 2018, with brick and mortar still the dominant retail channel. This means consumers will likely make at least one purchase during this holiday season in-store.For consumers who want to minimize the likelihood of fraud on their payment cards, they should make sure to use a card with an EMV chip in it when making purchases in-store. These cards are proven to help reduce fraud by as much as 81 percent when used at a merchant who accepts chip cards. For more information about chip cards in the U.S., checkout the infographic below.And remember, the same security technology used to fight counterfeit fraud in chip cards is also available in contactless/tap-to-pay payment cards. These allow you to simply “tap” on a payment terminal with your card to make a payment. Learn more about contactless payments. continue reading »last_img read more

India’s Modi to go into virus lockdown for Holi festival

first_imgIndian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Wednesday he will stay away from celebrations during one of the country’s biggest festivals as coronavirus fears gripped the country of 1.3 billion people.India has been one of the latest countries to report a surge in cases, sparking a run on masks, while the government said all air passengers entering the country would now be screened for the virus that has killed more than 3,000 around the globe.Modi said he would stay away from events for Holi, the “festival of colours”, which is normally a raucous day when paint and water are splashed in the streets of many cities. “Experts across the world have advised to reduce mass gatherings to avoid the spread of COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus,” Modi said on Twitter.”Hence, this year I have decided not to participate in any Holi Milan programme.”The Hindu festival, which this year falls next Tuesday, marks the beginning of spring.Ever since he became prime minister in 2014, Modi has taken part in high-profile events for Holi and other major festivals, mingling freely with crowds. India has reported 28 cases of the new coronavirus so far, up from five on Tuesday, with 16 of them Italian tourists who have been quarantined in New Delhi.India is the world’s second-most populous country after China, where the virus first emerged last year.Worldwide, around 3,200 people have died from the virus with more than 90,000 infections.With the new cases, India has stepped up preventive measures.Health Minister Harsh Vadhan said all air passengers entering the country would now be screened for symptoms.India has already barred visitors from Italy, Iran, South Korea and Japan, except diplomats and officials from international bodies.Authorities say isolation wards are being set up in 25 Delhi hospitals in expectation of a flood of cases.Topics :last_img read more

Whitfield, Cairns full of grand, old mansions and modern homes

first_imgTRANQUIL and charming, leafy Whitfield is home to some of Cairns’ oldest and grandest homes.Late last year, the suburb made headlines as the city’s only suburb to record double digit growth in 2018.With leafy parks and walking tracks, Whitfield is nestled beside the Mount Whitfield Conservation Range and living so close to the hectares of undeveloped bushland has long been a drawcard for fitness fans and outdoor enthusiasts alike.Whitfield is located close to some of the best schools, cafes and walking tracks in the city.It is also walking distance to the Tanks Art Centre and Cairns Botanical Gardens as well as the Red, Green, Blue and Yellow Arrow walking trails.Like the mountain, Whitfield was named after Edwin Whitfield, a Cardwell storekeeper who was friends with explorer and politician George Elphinstone Dalrymple.The median sale price in Whitfield is $552,500 with an average value increase of 18.8 per cent over five years.Residents hold onto their homes for about 12 years and investors can expect to get a median rental return of $450.Whitfield’s Knott Court, Hillview Cr and Upper Nolan St we named in the top 20 best streets in the city, compiled by The Cairns Post last year.And, in a poll of most clicked properties on through 2018, 21 Knott Court, Whitfield (above), with its Italian Renaissance architecture, came second. More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days agoStunning 5m high ceilings in the central living area lead to panels of hand-selected timber in the cabinetry built throughout the six-bedroom, seven-bathroom home.Colliers International Cairns prestige sales agent Tom Quaid said the home was more than double the size of a typical block of land.The home includes a self-contained guest apartment, two timber panelled offices, gymnasium, music room, formal and informal dining and an eight-car underground garage with workshop.The property has never changed hands, although it was listed for sale in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.last_img read more

Dodgers still revel in 1988 NLCS victory over Mets

first_imgMike Scioscia hit .191 against Dwight Gooden in 72 plate appearances. You are excused for not remembering 71 of them.The one that mattered was in Game 4 of the 1988 National League Championship Series, Dodgers vs. Mets. It came in the ninth inning and purged the Mets of a 3-1 series lead they were already digesting.The Dodgers would win in seven games and then knock off Oakland in five for their last world championship.“We thought the Mets were the best team in baseball,” Mickey Hatcher said. “After that, we pretty much knew we’d win the World Series.” Claire consulted with scout Reggie Otero, who had signed Griffin in the Dominican. “Fred, you should do this,” Otero told him.Howell saved 21 games with an excellent 1.000 WHIP. He normally had rosin on his glove, “but pine tar worked better in the cold,” he said. It was 43 degrees, with cutting winds and a saturated field, in Game 3.With Kevin McReynolds hitting, Mets’ coach Bill Robinson spotted the pine tar. “The Mets pitchers all changed their gloves after that,” Hatcher said.The Mets’ Wally Backman and Keith Hernandez said the ejection was excessive. That didn’t soothe Howell. The next day he and Gene Orza, from the Players Association, met with N.L. President Bart Giamatti.“I’m terrified,” Howell recalled. “And Gene and Bart are in there cracking jokes. I finally say, ‘Bart, what’s going on?’ He says, ‘You’re suspended for this one game tonight. But don’t worry. Something is going on right now that is going to make everyone forget about this.”Baseball was already investigating Pete Rose, whom Giamatti, as commissioner, would suspend the next August.Howell watched Game 4 in Manhattan, with Marty Gottlieb, an actor, and Tom Litkovich, who worked for Merrill Lynch.The first thing he saw was the last thing that sticks with him to this day. The Dodgers came out wearing “50” — Howell’s number — on their sleeves.“That’s the way that team was,” he said. “People had each other’s backs. We’d follow Orel around, trying to get some of that magic. He would protect the hitters. Dave Parker had said something about me and Orel said, ‘Watch,’ and he struck him out on three pitches, made him look bad.“But the stuff people did to win games, unlikely people … You’d sit there and say, ‘Really? Did I just see that?’ It wasn’t momentum. Something was pulling us forward. People say, ‘Well, they had the will to win.’ Everybody has the will to win. It’s just hard to explain.”No harder than Scioscia’s home run in the ninth inning, on Gooden’s first pitch behind John Shelby’s walk. Scoscia had hit three homers all year. It was tied, 4-4, but without Howell. Alejandro Pena handled three innings that led to Gibson’s go-ahead homer in the 12th.It took starter Tim Leary, Orosco and finally Hershiser, on zero days’ rest, to get through the 12th, with McReynolds popping up, bases loaded.“Orel went down to the bullpen,” Hatcher said. “Tommy said, ‘What’s he doing?’ Then he said, ‘Is he throwing good?’”The series was tied, 2-2. “But the Mets had to wonder why we were still hanging around,” Hatcher said.The Dodgers won six of their next seven games, and a World Series title.In Hallandale, Fla., Reggie Otero went to sleep knowing he was part of a championship franchise. He suffered a heart attack and never woke up.“I sometimes wonder if there’s anybody who hasn’t heard all these stories,” Howell said.He shouldn’t. On Oct. 22, there will not be a single 27-year-old who was alive when the Dodgers won this last championship. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img But Jay Howell, the Dodgers’ closer, was not in Shea Stadium for Game 4. He had a reason, if not an excuse.Poised to save Game 3 the day before, with a 4-3 lead in the eighth, Howell instead was ejected when home umpire Harry Wendelstedt found pine tar on his glove. The Mets then beat the Dodgers, 8-4.“Harry looked at the glove and turned around and gave it the old-school, ‘You’re outta here!” Howell said. “I thought maybe he’d just throw out the glove.”The next day-and-a-half sent Howell through the looking glass, cascading past guilt, fear, anxiety and wonderment. Howell got death threats. Free agency was imminent. He wondered if he had sabotaged his team’s 94-win journey, or even his own career.The Dodgers had signed Kirk Gibson as their headline free agent. General Manager Fred Claire also had swung a three-team deal that brought Howell, shortstop Alfredo Griffin and lefty reliever Jesse Orosco. But it would cost him starter Bob Welch.last_img read more