Irish Water says excessive users will be identified

first_img WhatsApp Irish Water says excessive users will be identified News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Google+ Pinterest Water protesters are threatening to return to the streets if charges are introduced for excess use.Irish Water has confirmed that plans are in place to introduce the charges from next year.But People Before Profit TD Brid Smith says it’ll be impossible to tell who’s to blame for waste…….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/13smith-water.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The head of Irish Water says non-metered households can still be identified by searching for leaks on the public system.Managing Director Jerry Grant says households often don’t know they’re wasting water………….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/13grant-water.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp Previous articleSchool Closures & Cancellations North West, Monday February 12thNext article37 people awaiting admission at LUH News Highland center_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – February 12, 2018 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Homepage BannerNews Twitter Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Todd Snider Announces Spring Tour Dates & New Album ‘Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3’

first_imgTodd Snider has announced new tour dates in support of his upcoming album Cash Cabin Session, Vol. 3, set for release on March 15th via Aimless Records/Thirty Tigers. The new tour will begin on March 13th at New York City’s Gramercy Theatre and run through the beginning of May.Cash Cabin Session, Vol. 3 sees Todd Snider take a step away from his rock-centered side, and moves closer to folk and country. The forthcoming studio album was inspired by a recurring dream Snider had involving Johnny Cash, which led to him recording Cash Cabin Session Vol. 3 at the icon’s Cash Cabin Studio.In support of his new album, Todd Snider will open up his upcoming extensive tour with a show at New York, NY’s Gramercy Theatre on March 13th, followed by stops in Ardmore, PA (3/14); Cambridge, MA (3/15); Hartford, CT (3/17); Alexandria, VI (3/18); Hopewell, VI (3/20); Winston Salem, NC (3/23); and Asheville, NC (3/24).Following a two-week break, Snider will get back on the road in the Midwest with shows in Columbus, OH (4/10); Chicago, IL (4/11); St. Paul, MN (4/12); Milwaukee, WI (4/13); Grand Rapids, MI (4/16); Cleveland, OH (4/17); Indianapolis, IN (4/18); Nashville, TN (4/20); and St Louis, MO (4/23).Todd Snider will wrap up his extensive spring tour with performances in Fairfield, IA (4/25); Des Moines, IA (4/26); La Crosse, WI (4/27); Davenport, IA (4/28); Cincinnati, OH (4/30); Charlottesville, VI (5/2); Pittsburgh, PA (5/3); and a tour-closing show at Annapolis, MD’s Rams Head Live! on May 4th.For ticketing and more information, head to Todd Snider’s website here.Todd Snider Upcoming Tour Dates:Mar 13 — New York, NY — The Gramercy TheatreMar 14 — Ardmore, PA — Ardmore Music HallMar 15 — Cambridge, MA — The SinclairMar 17 — Hartford, CT — Infinity Music Hall & BistroMar 18 — Alexandria, VI — The BirchmereMar 20 — Hopewell, VI — The Beacon TheatreMar 22 — Raleigh, N.C. — Lincoln TheatreMar 23 — Winston Salem, N.C. — The RamkatMar 24 — Asheville, N.C. — The Orange PeelApr 10 — Columbus, OH — Jo Ann Davidson TheatreApr 11 — Chicago, IL — Park WestApr 12 — St. Paul, MN — Fitzgerald TheatreApr 13 — Milwaukee, WI — Tumer Hall BallroomApr 16 — Grand Rapids, MI — Wealthy TheatreApr 17 — Cleveland, OH — Music Box Supper ClubApr 18 — Indianapolis, IN — The VogueApr 20 — Nashville, TN — Ryman AuditoriumApr 23 — St. Louis, MO — Sheldon BallroomApr 25 — Fairfield, IA — Sondheim Ctr for P.A.Apr 26 — Des Moines, IA — Wooly’sApr 27 — La Crosse, WI — Cavalier TheaterApr 28 — Davenport, IA — The Redstone RoomApr 30 — Cincinnati, OH — 20th Century TheaterMay 2 — Charlottesville, VI — Jefferson TheaterMay 3 — Pittsburgh, PA — The RexMay 4 — Annapolis, MD — Rams Head Live!View All Tour Dateslast_img read more

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Senate discusses updated ticket plans, sustainability

first_imgStudent Senate met Wednesday night to hear presentations on the new men’s basketball and hockey student ticket plan, local and sustainable food initiatives and student government’s report to the board of trustees. Senate was closed to the public when student body president Bryan Ricketts, student body vice president Nidia Ruelas and chief of staff Dan Sehlhorst presented the student government sexual violence report, which will be delivered to the board of trustees Oct. 15. Brian Pracht, assistant athletic director, gave the first presentation on the new ticket plan for men’s basketball and hockey. “We’re not selling a season pass anymore — it’s going to be complimentary tickets,” he said. “But there’s going to be a three-day window for you to claim these tickets online.”Pracht said there will be no advantage to waking up early on the first day to claim tickets because students who go to more games will be given preference for ones that are expected to draw a large crowd.“We will weight it so that the more games you go to, the better opportunity you will have to attend the big games,” he said. “So if you go to every game prior to the North Carolina game, you will get a ticket to North Carolina. If you go to two games before North Carolina, I don’t know. You’ll have to play the odds. We’re definitely going to reward students.” Students will still be able to buy tickets at a walk-up price before the game if space is available, Pracht said. “We knew we needed to do something different,” he said. “We were selling 1,500 to 2,000 student season passes a year and the show rate for students with those passes was 30 percent. So not very good.”More information can be found at und.com/student-tickets.Sophomore Carolyn Yvellez, a staff member at the department of social concerns and a Notre Dame Food Services (NDFS) intern, gave a presentation about increasing the amount of local and sustainable food on campus. “Food Services started the project of defining what local food is,” she said. “We’ve defined “local” as 250 miles from campus. We currently spend about $3.5 million supporting local farms and 38 percent of the dining hall food is from local sources.”Yvellez said that in a survey, students said they were more concerned about having healthy options than they were about having local options. “The current industrial model is not a sustainable model for providing food,” she said. “[There are] debates about how much it’s threatening public health through creating antibiotic resistant bacteria, pesticides and disease. In general, local farms have a lower risk for these issues.”After filling out a survey, the senators discussed problems surrounding local food sources and sustainability efforts on campus and potential changes, including eliminating trays and changing food options in LaFortune Student Center. “With people already so upset about the styrofoam cups leaving the dining halls, there would be a riot if the trays disappeared,” Amy Smikle, Howard Hall senator, said. “I’m getting so much negative feedback and comments about the styrofoam cups disappearing, the trays disappearing isn’t going to go well. How do we tell them it’s better for the environment when they don’t even care about the styrofoam cups?”Yvellez also said NDFS is looking for replacements for the Burger King in LaFortune and that a more local and sustainable replacement is under consideration. Tags: basketball, department of social concerns, Food Services, Hockey, Student government, student senate, sustainabilitylast_img read more

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Gait sees results with ‘loose’ atmosphere in SU practices

first_img Published on April 7, 2010 at 12:00 pm Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Gary Gait applauds flashy play from his team in practice. The head coach of the Syracuse women’s lacrosse has always been one to try something new.So his players are allowed to do the same. And nine games into their season, Gait and the Orange players feel they are reaping the benefits of his loose practice setting, as it has yielded a free-flowing offense. The Orange (6-3) has scored in droves this season. Syracuse is averaging 15.4 goals per game, placing it sixth in the nation through Sunday. And Gait and his players, including star freshman Michelle Tumolo, feel the success on the field is because of their mentality off of it.‘He just doesn’t care what you do,’ Tumolo said.Gait’s non-conformist approach to coaching may seem liberal at times. But the changes he has implemented to his offensive attack couldn’t be more serious. And he’s hoping those changes will help Syracuse defeat Connecticut (7-4) Friday at 4 p.m. in Storrs, Conn.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSure, Gait gives the green light to players like Tumolo to attempt behind-the-back shots in games. But the true effect of Gait’s coaching style has surfaced with regards to how the Orange has been attacking opponents’ goals. Gait has switched up his offense this season to attack goalies more often from behind their own nets.In certain situations, Gait doesn’t want his players going straight at the goal. With the influx of talent like Tumolo, he has been stressing to open up the offense by setting things up behind the net.‘We attack from behind and up top,’ Gait said. ‘That’s something in the past we focused on, attacking from the top, and it’s made a big difference,’ Gait said. ‘It’s made the defenses have to respect us in every area of the field.’Tumolo has seen success in these behind-the-net situations. She has been able to turn that practice into production. Case in point: On Feb. 21 against then-No. 13 Stanford, Tumolo pulled off a behind-the-back shot. And though it was a breakaway rather than an attack from behind the net, it yielded from that same loose mindset Gait has preached to his players. The lesson was learned.And the crowd was stunned.‘If you throw a behind-the-back shot and miss it, he doesn’t care,’ Tumolo said. ‘He’ll be like, ‘Do it 10 more times until you get it.”Gait isn’t coy about his approach. He promotes the style of play because he feels it only improves the players. The more things that the players can do, the better the players become.‘At high school my coach cared a little bit more about that stuff,’ Tumolo said. ‘(Gait) teaches us how to do it and they tell me to do all these crazy shots, so maybe you’ll see more during the season.’Senior Jackie DePetris was able to see a difference in coaching styles between former coach Lisa Miller and Gait.After Gait’s intimidating presence quickly diminished, veterans like DePetris quickly translated what Gait harped on into positive results.‘When he came in he was a lot more laid-back and easy going,’ DePetris said. ‘You want to work hard for different reasons. Not because you’re worried you are going to get yelled at, but because you want to work hard for him and the team.’Two decades after creating for himself, Gait is having his most success yet as a coach creating for others. Creating for his players. He conjures up ways to score from the sidelines.With that, Gait conjures up confidence as well. For his players. And for himself.‘I think it builds a lot of confidence in each other,’ DePetris said. ‘There’s so many people that can put the ball in the back of the net and can make something happen.‘It’s not just one or two people we’re relying on.’[email protected]last_img read more

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Andy Ruiz Jr.: The next Buster Douglas or the next Manny Pacquiao?

first_imgJoin DAZN to watch Ruiz vs. Joshua 2 and 100-plus fight nights a yearA second win over Anthony Joshua — and one as emphatic as the seventh-round TKO that made him champ last June 1 — would put him on a similar trajectory as a young Manny Pacquiao, who became a superstar and then bolstered his fighting legend with each subsequent scrap. A loss could relegate Ruiz to James “Buster” Douglas territory. Douglas became the world heavyweight champion as a 42-1 underdog against Mike Tyson, only to fade into obscurity.The 30-year-old Ruiz has arrived at that fork in the road before his highly anticipated rematch with Joshua, live on DAZN. Ruiz has already permanently etched his name in boxing history by becoming world unified champion as a 15-1 underdog.Now, he holds the narrative in his hands — literally. He can move his story forward and claim a heavyweight share of mainstream attention, or he can fizzle out and fade into the night. Those quick hands that dropped Joshua four times in their first clash can push him toward a path similar to Pacquiao’s, if he uses them to secure another highlight-filled victory.* * * * *In November 2003, Pacquiao was climbing up the boxing ranks; he was already a two-division champion. He moved up in weight and was booked to challenge Marco Antonio Barrera for the Mexican warrior’s The Ring and lineal featherweight titles.At the time, many boxing pundits thought Barrera, who had amassed a 57-3 record, was going to derail the speeding Pacquiao train. Barrera entered the fight surging, too, having secured victories over “Prince” Naseem Hamed and Enrique Sanchez, revenge against Erik Morales and wins over Johnny Tapia and Kevin Kelley for good measure.RUIZ-JOSHUA 2 BETTING PREVIEW: What’s at stake in their rematch?Pacquiao entered the fight as a 4-1 underdog, but, as Ruiz did vs. Joshua, he demonstrated he wasn’t coming in to be part of another boxer’s greatness. He was coming in to win, and win big.”Pac Man” pummeled Barrera to the point that the veteran’s corner threw in the towel during the 11th round. Pacquiao became the first three-time division world champion from Asia — another parallel, of sorts, with Ruiz, who became the first Mexican-American world heavyweight champ by beating Joshua.Pacquiao proceeded to show that the victory wasn’t remotely close to being a fluke. He had his own trilogy with Morales — just as Barrera did — going 2-1. He scored another victory over Barrera in October 2007. Pacquiao edged Juan Manuel Marquez in their second of four fights and blasted David Diaz five months apart in 2008.Then came a fight vs. Oscar De La Hoya in December of that year. It was labeled “The Dream Match,” but it quickly became a nightmare for “The Golden Boy.” Pacquiao thoroughly outclassed De La Hoya, forcing his corner to toss in the towel after eight rounds.GOAT status achieved.That fight lifted Pacquiao into orbit, and his next few bouts cemented that GOAT status:A second-round KO of Ricky Hatton in May 2009.A 12th-round TKO of Miguel Cotton in November 2009.Unanimous decisions over Antonio Margarito and Shane Mosley.A majority decision over Marquez in their third fight.Pacquiao used his first fight against Barrera to prove himself. The fights that followed proved he was destined for the greatness he went on to achieve as boxing’s only eight-division world champ.Now, let’s stop there for a second.* * * * *Ruiz is in a similar spot as the young Pacquiao. If he beats Joshua again, then he’ll have proved that his June victory wasn’t a fluke. Subsequent fights would give him a chance to cement his own GOAT status and prove that he, too, was destined for greatness.Another win over Joshua would also get him a crack at the undisputed championship of the world vs. the winner of the Feb. 22 Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury rematch. If he wins that fight, then it’s permanent liftoff, never to come down.The other fork in the road, however, does not lead to greatness. A loss to Joshua — especially one by KO — and Ruiz would summon the comparisons to Douglas.AJ’s TAKE: Joshua predicts ‘iconic’ nightLike Ruiz against Joshua, Douglas was thought of as nothing more than a blip on the radar entering his February 1990 bout with Tyson. Iron Mike beating him was seen as almost a formality.Douglas, fighting in honor of his late mother, who died less than a month before the bout, hit Tyson with thumping shots early, but Tyson dropped him with a thud in the eighth round — similar to how Joshua dropped Ruiz in their third round.Douglas not only got up, but he proceeded to thump his way to a rousing 10th-round KO — just as Ruiz rose from the canvas to drop Joshua four times and score his TKO.* * * * *Everyone loves a great underdog story — until it crumbles before their eyes.Douglas beating the brakes off Tyson that magical night inside Japan’s Tokyo Dome proved to be nothing short of the greatest upset in sports history, not only because of the 42-1 odds but also because of what Douglas did after that fight.He struggled mightily with his weight and the sudden limelight. The descent culminated in a third-round KO loss to Evander Holyfield eight months later.Things only got worse thereafter as Douglas spiraled toward the abyss. His weight ballooned to almost 400 pounds and he eventually slipped into a diabetic coma that almost killed him.He returned to boxing in June 1996, but he never came close to regaining the form of his history-making bout. His star had risen and then burned out seemingly overnight. Andy Ruiz Jr. will walk into Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arabia on Saturday proudly displaying the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO heavyweight titles.How he leaves the custom-made, 15,000-seat arena may define “The Destroyer’s” place in boxing history. That’s not to say that a bad loss to Joshua would make Ruiz fizzle as Douglas did, but it would start the conversation about his June upset of Joshua toward “just another Buster Douglas fluke” — something Ruiz wants to avoid.That’s what’s in front of Ruiz as he enters this fight.Now, it’s on “The Destroyer” to handle the rest. His legacy depends on it.last_img read more

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