It’s a promise – potholes’ days are numbered

first_imgTwitter WhatsApp Advertisement Previous articleShop, cook and eat smartNext articleMunster army march on to semi final admin Facebook NewsLocal NewsIt’s a promise – potholes’ days are numberedBy admin – April 9, 2010 510 center_img Email Linkedin Print GIANT potholes continue to anger residents in Stenson Park, off Thomondgate.However, there is a ray of light in that city council is on the verge of taking over the estate. Residents have been up in arms about the potholes, which are located in each avenue of the housing estate and are a dangerous hazard to motorists and to tyres.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Over the past number of months, the residents have frequently contacted this newspaper to highlight the issue, and called on the Mayor of Limerick, Cllr Kevin, Kiely, Deputy Willie O’Dea, who has a clinic in the locality, Cllr Maurice Quinlivan and other northside councillors, to have the issue attended to as a matter of urgency.Each of the politicians mentioned was given an assurance that the potholes would be filled in and repaired in the short, rather than the long term.On a visit to Stenson Park earlier this week, this reporter’s car almost disappeared into one of the crater-like potholes while negotiating a bend, and on taking a different exit route later, had to drive at snail’s pace to avoid serious damage to the car.However, on contacting senior roads engineer, Vincent Murray, a firm assurance was given that urgent attention is being given to progressing road works in Stenson Park.“The situation is that Stenson Park was never taken in charge and the council is now awaiting one piece of information that is crucial to us being able to take over the estate and implement various works that are required,” he told the Limerick Post.“Until we receive the information required, we don’t have the legal status to go in there but we are confident that we will have everything required very shortly. It’s unfortunate that the estate is coming into our charge so late and was left to deteriorate – if the developer was still around, we would be getting him to attend to carry out works“We expect to be able to go into Stenson Park in April or May at the latest and commence a phased programme of road and footpath repair, including the potholes”.Mr Murray agreed that given that the potholes in Stenson Park are particularly deep and widespread, temporary repair work can be undertaken before the programme of upgrading work commences.This picture, submitted by Gerry Neill, Stenson Park resident, illustrates the issue even further that road users face in the area. last_img read more

QPR legend Marsh slams Barton after sending off against Hull

first_imgQPR legend Rodney Marsh tweeted that Joey Barton has “the brains of a rocking horse” after the Rangers midfielder was sent off during the 2-1 defeat at Hull.During a heated exchange after QPR debutant Darnell Furlong went in for a tackle, Barton shoved Hull’s Alex Bruce and was then sent off for lashing out at Tom Huddlestone.The player later took to Twitter to apologise to the travelling fans and his team-mates.Barton wrote: “Young kid making his debut has made a good tackle. Couple of Hull players trying to get him sent off. My job as captain is to protect him.“I’ve tried to prevent Hull’s players influencing referee as u can see by me pushing Bruce away.“My actions towards Huddlestone were certainly not malicious, it was a stupid reaction to being barged but I can appreciate it wasn’t right.“I’m gutted I got sent off. I’ve let my teammates down today and being someone who puts the team above everything else I’m gutted about that.“I’ve apologised to the lads and would like to apologise to all QPR fans who travelled today.”Joey Barton brains of a rocking horse ….what a soft red card— Rodney Marsh (@RodneyMarsh10) February 21, 2015Chairman Tony Fernandes praised Rangers for a battling performance at the KC Stadium, where youngster Michael Doughty came on as a second-half substitute.Fernandes tweeted: “It’s a cruel game but fair play to our 10 men. Ane great to see two academy players looking like they’ve are played in premier for a while.”Charlie Austin, who scored the visitors’ goal, tweeted: “Unlucky today deserved something from the game, but we go again in 10 days time.”And QPR defender Rio Ferdinand wrote: “Disappointing to concede so late on, thought we deserved a point.. Thanks to the traveling support, safe journey back!.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Attracting Foreign Startups: Access To U.S. Could Get Easier

first_imgchris cameron Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Along with other entrepreneurs, start-up advisors and venture capital investors, Feld has co-founded, a homepage Feld says has been a resource for the movement inspired by Paul Graham’s vision. “In the next few months, we’ll be expanding it aggressively to incorporate grass roots support and feedback,” he told ReadWriteWeb.One of StartupVisa’s contributors, Manu Kumar, helps spread the word about visa reform by recounting his own struggles. “There were multiple points at which I came very close to having to leave the United States because of the visa issues,” says Kumar.As the country attempts to pull itself out of one of the largest recessions in history, it only seems logical to make it as easy as possible for foreign entrepreneurs to enter the country and create jobs for Americans.“I think this would have such a visible effect on the economy that it would make the legislator who introduced the bill famous,” says Graham. “The only way to know for sure would be to try it, and that would cost practically nothing. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#start#startups A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts It may soon be easier for foreign startup entrepreneurs to set up shop in the United States thanks to immigration reform which would create a specialized startup visa program. The proposed program would make more visas available to entrepreneurs who have at least $250,000 in funding from a U.S.-based venture capital firm, or $100,000 in angel funding. The startup must also have plans to either create five new jobs every two years, raise at least $1 million every two years, or generate at least $1 million in revenue.The current system grants 10,000 visas each year primarily to investors that have financed over $1 million with plans to create at least 10 full-time positions. It also allows lower benchmarks for investors in less wealthy countries. However, the new requirements – which are part of a bill proposed by Colorado Congressman Jared Polis (above) – would fall far beneath the current benchmarks, making it easier for smaller companies and those from underprivileged countries to create jobs in America. The idea is the brainchild of programmer, essayist and Y Combinator partner Paul Graham who first wrote of what he called “the founder visa” in April of 2009.In some cases, inspired entrepreneurs enter the U.S., but after their ideas flourish and their visas run out they are in danger of being forced to go home to start their businesses. Investor, entrepreneur and co-founder of Foundry Group, Brad Feld experienced this first-hand at the TechStars program in Boulder, Colorado this summer as two of the ten groups had foreign founders.“Over the summer we struggled to figure out ways to get them Visas – all of the proposed approaches were expensive, risky, and tiresome,” Feld says. “Both companies are still trying, but each are now seriously considering returning to their home countries to build their businesses.” 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Luxuries and Necessities

first_imgWhen luxuries become necessities people become soft.Leads that are generated by marketing are a luxury. Countless B2B businesses exist–and grow–without marketing generated leads. If marketing generated leads are a necessity, you have a serious challenge as a sales organization. It’s not that marketing shouldn’t generate leads. It’s that you should rely on your marketing department to open opportunities within your dream client accounts for you.A product or service that is already so compelling that your prospective buyers are lined up in front of your building waiting to buy is an extreme luxury. That luxury may belong exclusively to Apple, for now. If it is necessary for you to have a product that sells itself, then you’re not a salesperson. You are an order taker. A compelling product or service is a luxury, and a lot of sales organizations sell things that are necessary and not very sexy.Luxuries cannot become necessities without causing damage. If something that is “nice to have” becomes something you “need to have,” then you are dependent on something that you don’t really need, and you will be at a competitive disadvantage when competing against those who see your necessity as an extravagance.last_img read more

10 months agoWatford to bid for Nice midfielder Adrien Tameze

first_imgWatford to bid for Nice midfielder Adrien Tamezeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford are set to bid for Nice midfielder Adrien Tameze.The Daily Mail says Watford are preparing to offer £10m for Tameze. Atalanta have tabled a similar bid while Cardiff City and Burnley have also asked about the 24-year-old, who can also play in defence.Tameze was highly rated as a teenager and played for France Under-16s and Under-18s.Watford are preparing to assess their options if dominant central midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure moves away from Vicarage Road. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

6 days agoMan Utd keeper De Gea with squad for Liverpool clash

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd keeper De Gea with squad for Liverpool clashby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United goalkeeper David de Gea arrived at the Lowry Hotel with the rest of the squad on Saturday ahead of their clash with Liverpool on Sunday.The Spaniard pulled up with a groin injury on international duty in midweek and was initially ruled out of Sunday’s huge clash with the Premier League leaders at Old Trafford.But The Times says De Gea still believes there is a slim chance he could feature after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer played down his injury.And he was amongst the United squad that arrived at the Lowry Hotel to prepare for the game, with Anthony Martial and Aaron Wan-Bissaka also in attendance as they get set to return to the fold.De Gea was one of three goalkeepers in the squad along with Sergio Romero, expected to be his replacement, and back-up Lee Grant. last_img read more