4 Jun
2021

Wood burning stoves put thatched homes at risk

first_img TAGSfireLimerick City and County CouncilTom Cassidytraditional thatched cottages Call to extend Patrickswell public sewer line Advertisement WhatsApp Facebook New parklet changes Catherine Street dining experience Email Previous articleComptroller and Auditor General’s office to report on UL auditNext articleWin cinema tickets Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. NewsLocal NewsWood burning stoves put thatched homes at riskBy Bernie English – February 24, 2018 2266 Printcenter_img Linkedin Limerick’s O’Connell Street Revitalisation Works to go ahead Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Thatched cottage The owners of traditional thatched cottages who install wood-burning stoves are running a serious risk of having a house fire.That was the message from the Conservation Officer of Limerick City and County Council this week, when he told a meeting of elected members of the council that a number of the county’s thatched cottages had been lost to fire.Conservation Officer, Tom Cassidy was addressing a request to members of the KIlmallock and Cappamore district of the council to remove a listed thatch cottage from the record of protected structures.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He told the meeting that ten buildings have been lost lost to fires from the protected structures record in Limerick in the last five years.“In many cases, the fires can be attributed to wood-burning stoves being installed. The problem is that in Ireland, we’re not very good at seasoning our wood for two years,” Mr Cassidy told the meeting.“Wood that hasn’t been properly seasoned still contains sap and this adheres to the inside of the flues and catches fire. A wind lifts the material and the thatch goes up.“This happens around two years after a wood burning stove has been installed,” he explained.Mr Cassidy said that the high heat generated by burning wood in a stove can contribute to the hazard.“People should be aware that installing a wood-burning stove in a protected structure requires planning permission. There’s a reason we require people to do these things. Installing a wood burning stove can be the death-knell of a thatched house,” he told the meeting.Asked whether it was possible to control such modifications, Mr Cassidy said his department “does not have enough staff to go around knocking on doors and asking people if they have installed a wood stove”.He told members of the area committee that there are currently more than 200 thatched cottages in county Limerick.More local news here. Ireland’s First Ever Virtual Bat Walk to take place in Limerick Limerick city centre gets a deep clean O’Donnell Welcomes Major Enhancement Works for Castletroy Neighbourhood Park last_img read more

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26 May
2021

This Is An Opportunity To Impart Gender Sensitisation To Judges”:AG Tells SC On Plea Against Bail Condition Asking Sexual Offender To Get Rakhi Tied By Victim

first_imgTop StoriesThis Is An Opportunity To Impart Gender Sensitisation To Judges”:AG Tells SC On Plea Against Bail Condition Asking Sexual Offender To Get Rakhi Tied By Victim Mehal Jain1 Nov 2020 11:32 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Tuesday stated that it shall deliberate on the limitations of judges in imposing conditions for bail, in view of 9 women lawyers seeking a stay on the bail condition imposed by the Madhya Pradesh High Court on July 30, in releasing a person, apprehended for outraging the modesty of a woman, provided he visits the house of the complainant and requests her to tie the Rakhi…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Tuesday stated that it shall deliberate on the limitations of judges in imposing conditions for bail, in view of 9 women lawyers seeking a stay on the bail condition imposed by the Madhya Pradesh High Court on July 30, in releasing a person, apprehended for outraging the modesty of a woman, provided he visits the house of the complainant and requests her to tie the Rakhi band to him “with the promise to protect her to the best of his ability for all times to come.”At the previous hearing, Justice A. M. Khanwilkar’s bench had issued notice to the Attorney General.”On the face of it, the judge got carried away. This is more something from the films than anything else. Your Lordships have repeatedly held that judges have to confine themselves to conditions specified in 437-438 (Cr. P. C.) and to any aspects that may be related…this is all a drama and should be condemned….the question is how do we make this known to the judiciary?…the PCJ, which holds exams for recruitment of judges, may also cover gender sensitisation…the National Judicial Academy is concerned with District Judges, and the State Judicial Academy with the subordinate judges- judges may be brought in batches to the Academy to educate them…”, advanced AG K. K. Venugopal on Monday.”Then there is the e-committee which manages the Case Information System. All Your Lordships’ judgments are placed on the CIS which goes to all the judges. This way they will know what is permissible and what is not. There is a sensitisation Committee within the SC itself, they may be heard. It is the Gender Sensitisation and Internal Complaints Committee…lectures may be delivered in the SC, the HCs and the district courts and each topic can be separately dealt with…there is also a document in this context, prepared at Bangkok by all judges of East Asia, who laid down principles…”, he continued.”You can circulate a note containing all this material. We’ll examine these documents and then we can discuss…We are on the discretion as to the conditions of bail and to what extent it can be delegated…”, noted Justice Khanwilkar.”We need to educate judges on these aspects”, repeated the AG.”We may say what all is permissible. Once we decide that, it will mean that the rest is impermissible and judges may not venture beyond that. That is one to go about it. We can also state in what circumstances the discretion may be exercised and how it is to be exercised. We can lay this down for all courts”, observed Justice Khanwilkar.”This is an opportunity for the court to impart gender sensitisation”, added the AG.”That will be part of our observations! An order can be passed here by us”, asserted the judge.Senior Advocate Dushyant Dave, appearing for a 96 year former HC judge and an 84 years old practicing senior advocate, both of whom are interveners, sought to advance that “all kinds of conditions are being imposed by HCs””Now that it has been brought to our attention, we will specify or define”, assured Justice Khanwilkar.The bench required the AG and the counsel for petitioners and the interneveners to submit a note on what is permissible, also indicating their suggestions, to the court.Next Storylast_img read more

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18 Jan
2021

Fletcher School Pupil Tests Positive For COVID Virus

first_imgZUMA / MGN JAMESTOWN — The Chautauqua County Health Department has confirmed that a pupil at Fletcher Elementary School has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.Officials said the pupil last attended school in person on Thursday, Oct. 8.The Jamestown School District said no in-school contact tracing will ne required and that the child was remote-learning when contact with another positive test person was made. out-of-school contact tracing is taking place.Officials said parents need to understand that a confirmed case does not mean that they have been in contact with the pupil who tested positive. “We want to remind our families, students and staff to keep our students and staff safe by wearing face masks, maintaining social distancing and continuing frequent hand washing whether at school or in the community,” said JPS Superintendent Dr. Kevin Whitaker. “As a parent, if you see your child exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms, please keep your child home and contact his or her health provider for a diagnosis.” Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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8 Sep
2020

UEFA Slams Sergio Ramos with Two-match Ban

first_imgSergio Ramos has been given a two-game ban by UEFA “for clearly receiving a yellow card on purpose” during Real Madrid’s Champions League tie at Ajax.Ramos fouled Kasper Dolberg in the 89th minute with Real 2-1 up, meaning he is suspended for the last-16 second leg.The Spain defender, 32, told reporters afterwards he would “be lying if I said I didn’t force (the booking)”. Captains Affairs.Real Madrid’s Captain Sergio Ramos and Barcelona’s talisman Lionel Messi have another El Clasico date barely three days of the Copa del Rey clash UEFA opened an investigation and gave him with an additional one-match ban for obtained a booking deliberately.By picking up a suspension at this stage, Ramos reduced the risk of missing a potentially more important match later in the competition, as all bookings are wiped following the quarter-final stage.But should Champions League holders Real progress to the last eight, Ramos would be unavailable for the first leg of that tie.Ramos clarified his post-match comments, saying: “I was referring to forcing the foul, a foul that was inevitable. Not to forcing the booking.“It was a very dangerous counter-attack in the 88th minute, with an open match and the tie as well.”He added: “That’s why I said that I would lie if I said I did not know that I was carrying a penalty, just as I knew that I had no other choice than to make a mistake. And that’s what I meant when I said that in football you have to make complicated decisions.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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