Abbeyfeale water supply gets the all clear

first_img Previous articleLimerick Post Show | Internet Safety DayNext articleLimerick Film Producers set for one of the World’s best film festivals Staff Reporter TAGSAbbeyfealeEnvironmentIrish WaterLimerick CountyNews THERE was good news last week for the 6,400 people relying on the public water supply in Abbeyfeale, as the Environmental Protection Agency removed it from its Remedial Action List (RAL).The latest report from the agency shows that Irish Water has reduced the number of schemes on the RAL in Limerick from 13 to two since 2015.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The RAL identifies drinking water supplies that are “at risk of failing to consistently supply safe, clean drinking water”.The Abbeyfeale water supply was given the thumbs up by the EPA following an extensive campaign, run in conjunction with the National Pesticides and Drinking Water Action Group (NPDWAG), to raise awareness of responsible pesticide use in the wider River Feale catchment area.Works are continuing on two other supplies on the RAL in Limerick, the Croom and Newcastle West water supplies, with a view to having them removed from the RAL as soon as possible.Deirdre O’Loughlin, water compliance specialist with Irish Water, said: “The publication of the latest RAL by the EPA confirms that while improvements have been made in many areas, the scale of the challenge faced by Irish Water in ensuring the delivery of clean and safe water in Limerick and throughout the country remains.“As a single national utility, Irish Water has been able to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the performance of Ireland’s drinking water treatment plants and focus investment where the risk to our customers is highest. Nationally Irish Water has adopted a prioritised programme of works which will require an investment of €2 billion by 2021.Irish Water is working in partnership with local authorities to address the issues affecting the water supplies which remain on the RAL and to bring them to a standard where the EPA determines that they can be removed.”by Kathy [email protected] WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsEnvironmentAbbeyfeale water supply gets the all clearBy Staff Reporter – February 12, 2020 721 Limerick customers to benefit from extension of Irish Water’s First Fix free scheme to tackle leaks Linkedin Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Printcenter_img Irish Water to replace old water mains on St Nessan’s Road Limerick on Covid watch list Facebook Limerick centre needed to tackle environmental issues Update: Works underway to resolve discolouration of water in Raheen area Email Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

With Support from IICA, Caribbean Countries Mobilize to Strengthen Food Security

first_imgWith support from the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), Caribbean countries are working to develop projects aimed at strengthening food security and risk management in the agriculture sector, which represent key issues during the Covid-19 pandemic.Projects currently being implemented include the renovation of an abattoir in Grenada, the sowing of drought-resistant forage for livestock in Antigua and Barbuda, and the provision of training in the use of drones for agricultural disaster risk management in Suriname.IICA’s food security initiatives in Grenada are focused on the Mirabeau abattoir, where activities are currently underway. In collaboration with the ministries of Agriculture and Finance, respectively, IICA obtained grants from the CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) last year to assist in renovating and procuring equipment, as well as providing training in and improving procedures in the facilities.The staff at the Mirabeau Abattoir are safer in their workplace thanks to personal protective equipment, first aid materials and disinfectants donated to the Ministry of Agriculture and Lands by the IICA Delegation in Grenada.National Specialist for IICA in Grenada, Derek Charles, stated that the equipment and materials donated were part of IICA’s Agricultural Health and Food Safety Hemispheric Program that was implemented in Grenada in 2019.Before the Covid-19 pandemic, IICA received external funds from the Australian High Commission Direct Aid Program to establish four demonstration plots in Antigua and Barbuda to produce a variety of drought tolerant grasses and legumes, such as mulberry, vetiver and dwarf elephant grass.In light of the pandemic and mill feed shortages that could result from shipment delays, this project will enable famers to rapidly multiply forage material for livestock to replace feed manufactured in mills.Planting material is currently being prepared as part of the project, which was launched in February 2020. The initiative will provide 250 mulberry plants, 150 glyceria plants and 200 dwarf elephant grass plants. Other high protein forages will be propagated and planted in each of the four plots, which will be watered using only drip irrigation.The project will benefit more than 35 livestock farmers who form part of the National Livestock Association, and the Ministry of Agriculture will establish a demonstration plot at a government station.In Suriname, IICA held a workshop on geospatial 3D-modeling tools and drone usage aimed at improving technical and institutional capacities for agricultural disaster risk management (ADRM) and sustainable agriculture.In addition to agricultural and environmental planning, these same knowledge and skills sets can be utilized in socioeconomic development planning, particularly in the many remote rural communities in Suriname. Share 43 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! About IICAIICA is the specialized agency for agriculture in the Inter-American system, with a mission to encourage, promote and support its 34 Member States in their efforts to achieve agricultural development and rural well-being through international technical cooperation of excellence. CoronavirusLifestyleNewsRegional With Support from IICA, Caribbean Countries Mobilize to Strengthen Food Security by: – April 24, 2020 Share Share Tweetlast_img read more

Cricket News England vs India 5th Test, Day 1: Check full scorecard as Kohli and co make brilliant comeback

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: On the day 1 of the fifth Test between England and India at the Kennington Oval in India, the visitors fought back to down the hosts to 198 for 7 as the Joe Root-led side collapsed after a bright start by the openers Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings. Indian pacer Ishant Sharma scalped three wickets after Jasprit Bumrah sent Alastair Cook and Joe Root packing in a single over.Alastair Cook, who is playing his final Test played a beautiful knock of 71 runs before Bumrah’s sharp inswinger got the better of him. After Cook’s departure, the floodgates were open as the hosts lost six wickets for 58 runs post tea to collapse from 133-1 to 181-7.ALSO READ: You can name NASA rockets if you pay enough Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali slowed the downfall as they put on 37 runs partnership for the fifth wicket. Ali scored his 13th half-century on day 1.Scorecard of England 1st Innings:Alastair Cook                      b Bumrah                          71Keaton Jennings               c Rahul b Jadeja                   23Moeen Ali                           c Pant b Sharma                50Joe Root                              lbw b Bumrah                    0Jonny Bairstow                 c Pant b Sharma                    0Ben Stokes                         lbw b Jadeja                      11Jos Buttler                           not out                             11SM Curran                           c Pant b Sharma                 0AU Rashid                           not out                               4Extras    (B-25, LB-3)                                                  28Total      (For 7 wicket, 90 overs)                 198Fall of wickets: 1-60, 2-133, 3-133, 4-134, 5-171, 6-177, 7-181.ALSO READ: Petrol prices cross Rs 80-mark in Delhi; Diesel rates touch new level across metrosBowling: Jasprit Bumrah 21-9-41-2, Ishant Sharma 22-10-28-3, Hanuma Vihari 1-0-1-0, Mohammed Shami 22-7-43-0, Ravindra Jadeja 24-0-57-2England have already sealed the series with an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five-match series. last_img read more