Boil Water Notice remains in place for Fedamore Public Water Supply

first_imgLinkedin Twitter Irish Water and Limerick City and County Council fully acknowledge the impact and inconvenience caused by this restriction for homes and businesses in the area.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up We wish to thank the community for their ongoing patience and assure them that we are working to resolve the issue as soon as it is safe to do so.The Boil Water Notice was issued as a result of an increase in turbidity – or cloudiness – in the raw water coming from the underground source that supplies the area. This means that adequate disinfection of the water cannot be guaranteed, and so the water should be boiled before use.Since this issue arose we have carried out a number of works in an attempt to address it, including upgrading the filters at the treatment plant and carrying out renovation works on the borehole. While these works have resulted in some reduction in turbidity, unfortunately the levels remain above acceptable limits and therefore we are not yet in a position to remove the Boil Water Notice.We are now investigating the feasibility of sinking a new borehole to replace the existing source, subject to environmental, planning and funding considerations.In the meantime we are continuing to monitor of the water quality and consulting with the HSE in relation to lifting this water restriction as quickly and as safely as possible.Irish Water is working at this time, with our local authority partners, contractors and others to safeguard the health and well-being of staff and the public and to ensure the continuity of drinking water and wastewater services. We would like to remind people to follow the HSE COVID-19 advice and ensure frequent handwashing.Updates are available on the Water Supply Updates section on our website, on Twitter @IWCare and via our customer care helpline open 24/7 on 1850 278 278.Further information on Boil Water Notices can be found on our website https://www.water.ie/water-supply/water-quality/boil-water-notice/ Advertisement A Boil Water Notice remains in place for the Fedamore Public Water Supply due to ongoing issues with the quality of the water source. Boil Water Notice advice:Water must be boiled for:• Drinking• Drinks made with water• Preparation of salads and similar foods, which are not cooked prior to eating• Brushing of teeth• Making of ice – discard ice cubes in fridges and freezers and filtered water in fridges. Make ice from cooled boiled water.What actions should be taken:• Use water prepared for drinking when preparing foods that will not be cooked (e.g. washing salads)• Water can be used for personal hygiene, bathing and flushing of toilets but not for brushing teeth or gargling• Boil water by bringing to a vigorous, rolling boil (e.g. with an automatic kettle) and allow to cool. Cover and store in a refrigerator or cold place. Water from the hot tap is not safe to drink. Domestic water filters will not render water safe to drink• Caution should be taken when bathing children to ensure that they do not swallow the bathing water• Prepare infant feeds with water that has been brought to the boil once and cooled. Do not use water that has been re-boiled several times. If bottled water is used for the preparation of infant feeds it should be boiled once and cooled. Bottled water can also be used to make up infant formula. All bottled water, with the exception of natural mineral water, is regulated to the same standard as drinking water. It is best not to use bottled water labelled as ‘Natural Mineral Water’ as it can have high levels of sodium (salt) and other minerals, although it rarely does. ‘Natural Mineral Water’ can be used if no other water is available, for as short a time as possible, as it is important to keep babies hydrated.Great care should be taken with boiled water to avoid burns and scalds as accidents can easily happen, especially with children. Printcenter_img NewsEnvironmentBoil Water Notice remains in place for Fedamore Public Water SupplyBy Staff Reporter – May 15, 2020 177 Email Previous articleNew Music: MuRli X King PallasNext articleNew Music: Paddy Mulcahy Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more

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The Clam Bar Still Legendary in 45th Summer

first_imgBy Tim KellyIt’s a steamy, humid late afternoon in the Clam Bar parking lot. Nevertheless, things here are chill.Already there are way too many people crowding around the legendary Somers Point restaurant than could be squeezed into the 18-table main dining area and 20-seat clam bar itself. These folks are all here wanting…ok make that salivating…for the same thing. Great seafood at bargain prices.Windows are open and fans move the hot air around but do nothing to reduce the temperature, which is hovering not far south of triple digits.Patrice Popovich’s passion for the restaurant is obvious to her staff and their many loyal customers.Over the next few hours the sun over the bay will go down, and Ocean City’s skyline will light up. The crowds and waiting list will grow. And they just keep coming, and waiting, and enjoying the experience as much as the signature dishes.Welcome to The Clam Bar, also known as “Smitty’s.” It’s only the hottest cool place to eat at the Jersey Shore.“It’s great, here,” Customer Jonathan Golluber said. “The food is consistently great, and there is a common vibe among the staff and customers. It’s a really nice place to hang out and sit for a while.”As for the menu, he gave the highest recommendation to Smitty’s steamed clams.Now in its 45th year, the spartan facility earns raves from its legion of devotees even if the creature comforts aren’t there. These people care about creatures such as crabs, fish and mussels.Smitty’s customers know the drill. Come at peak times and expect to wait more than an hour. Embrace the wait and you’re liable to make a new friend or a business contact or just people-watch the beachgoers with sand between their toes, others dressed up for date night, and local professionals from office workers to employees at nearby Shore Medical Center. And everyone has the comfortable, confident air of being part of the scene.“Our customers are loyal and we do everything we can to give them what they want,” owner Patrice Popovich said. “Our staff is great. It really knows what it’s doing. I usually don’t have to say anything because the more experienced people make sure the newer ones understand expectations and how we do things.”The result is a kind of orderly chaos that keeps the tables turning over, the faces smiling and the crowds coming for the better part of a half century now. That is the part Popovich has some difficulty wrapping her head around.“We had a lady who always called before she came in to see if we had seafood Dijon on that night’s menu.  She ate seafood Dijon when she was pregnant right up until the night before she gave birth to an 11 pound baby. Well, the other night we celebrated the ‘baby’s’ 20th birthday – of course with seafood Dijon.”Photo Credit: Smitty’s FaceBook PageOn the afternoon and evening we visited the kitchen was a cacophony: a mix of shouted takeout orders, clanking dishes and glassware, laughter and paging announcements for customers whose wait had finally ended.Many of the wait staff, and kitchen workers have been with Popovich for years.“Honestly we are too busy to feel the heat,” said hostess Cathy Dalaino. “Everyone (of the employees) knows the system well.”Clams up! What looks like organized chaos results in exceptional serviceThe fine-honed routine turned Smitty’s Clam Bar into a Jersey Shore institution. The Clam Bar is a spartan restaurant. It has vinyl table cloths, unisex restrooms and no air conditioning. But nobody is complaining. They’re too busy enjoying the food, and the experience.Pete Popovich opened the business with his late partner Denis Dixon in 1973. Patrice started working there in 1974 while she was in college at Penn State, met Pete and the couple married.  The seafood magic has been happening at the historic Bay Avenue location ever since.Some of those waiting in the parking lots for their names to be called will put out beach chairs, crack open beers, and pop wine corks. It is for these patrons that Palma Matthews lives to serve. The so-called “Cup Woman” provides containers for beverages and corkscrews and bottle openers. But that’s just for starters.Palma Matthews of Northfield, Smitty’s ubiquitous “Cup Woman” in action and a look at her “utility belt.”“Anything anyone can need in this parking lot, I have,” she said proudly, displaying a tool belt filled with band-aids, breath mints, bug spray, wet naps and just about anything else a customer might need.“I have the best job in the world,” said Matthews, a hospice volunteer who lives in Northfield. “I am out in the sunshine and beautiful summer weather, I get to talk to all kinds of great people,” she said. “I hope I’m the cup woman for a long, long time.”Smitty’s is seasonal, opening each year on Mother’s Day weekend and staying open most years until the weekend after Labor Day. This year, with Labor Day arriving early, Patrice said the eatery will remain open until September 23.Neil DiCicco, Wife Carolyn, Deborah Subin and husband Ivan await their table at Smitty’s.Also this season, business has been slowed at times by the numerous rainy weekends and the recent hot muggy weather, but only slightly, Popovich said.“Our customers who wouldn’t normally come on a Saturday night (due to a prohibitive wait) will come when the weather is bad,” she said.But most nights, the place is packed. Renowned for its fried varieties, the baked casseroles such as seafood garlic, a combination mix of shrimp and scallops in a rich sauce, swordfish steak, and tuna bites also have a large following.A trip to Smittys is a family affair for Steve, Connie, Karen, Cecilia (on Karen’s Lap) Lillian (on Connie’s lap), and Mark.Part of the fun is one never knows what will be on the menu on a given night.   With everything fresh and different delicacies available at different times, the menu of regular items is small. Many customers forego the menus completely in favor of the specials which are listed on white boards throughout the building.That is not to say the menus aren’t special. Kids are encouraged to use provided crayons to create Smitty’s themed art while they wait, and the masterpieces are inserted into a plastic sleeve at the front of each menu. Artistic adults have also been known to contribute menu covers. If a kid comes across his or her menu on a return visit, the prize is a free desert.If the wait for a table is prohibitive, seats at the clam bar itself bring immediate service. As a result, competition for spots there can be spirited. The moment one of the barstool seats open up, it is quickly filled, and to the victor goes the spoils – the privilege to remove his or her name from the waiting list.Jonathan Gollubner of Abington PA with his maltipoo Luna.On our recent visit, a large family who gave their first names as Steve, Connie, Karen, Cecilia, Lillian and Mark were all there for one of this summer’s more popular items, potato skins stuffed with a combination of baked seafood.“We picked the right night because the skins are among the nightly specials,” Connie said.Jaclyn Roesch, a phys ed teacher and coach at Mainland High School and a resident of Northfield, was waiting for her table with sons Trent, 8, and Max, 7. She said she’s been coming to the Clam Bar for years and the boys have been since they were toddlers. She doesn’t mind waiting and her sons patiently amused themselves with chalk sidewalk drawings.Jaclyn Roesch with sons Max, 7 (left) and Trent 8 waiting to be called for their table.Max was quick to reel off his favorite seafood goodies: “Clams, shrimp and calamari,” he said, revealing a sophistication of palate unusual for an eight year old. Despite his tender age, Max showed that he was a true Smitty’s veteran.Popovich is returning the loyalty to help celebrate the restaurant’s 45th anniversary, with giveaways and surprises nightly. A certificate will be placed randomly under a napkin holder, and the person who finds it receives a T-shirt, hat or other prize. She also plans to raffle off a surfboard, with the proceeds going to scholarships for the Denis Dixon memorial scholarship fund.On weeknights, if you are lucky, the corn fritters with honey butter will be on the menu. They are a delicacy.Another Smitty’s staple is the clam chowder, both Manhattan and New England varieties, thick and loaded with clams. Fans who can’t decide between the two ask for “pink” chowder, a mixture of the two. When the restaurant heads into its last week of the season, many customers hoard the soup, and freeze it. Then at special times during the off-season, they will thaw and reheat it for a true taste of summer.“My tradition is save it until February and reheat a big serving when the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition comes out,” a man said who asked we not use his name. “In the dead of winter I can warm my heart, soul and spirit.”Not a parking spot in sight.last_img read more

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Jerovetz Shock Service awards given for IMCA Modified, Northern SportMod specials

first_imgSUAMICO, Wis. – Jerovetz Motorsports Shock Service gives special events awards to IMCA Modi­fied and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod drivers for a fifth consecutive season in 2018.The Suamico, Wis., company gives gift certificates good for two free shock rebuilds to a top five finisher at 30 designated Modified specials and at 15 designated specials for the Northern SportMods.Owned by long-time IMCA Modified driver Sean Jerovetz and managed by Ryan Rosenow, JMSS sells Afco, Bilstein, FOX, QA1, Penske and JRI shocks, repairs and services shocks of all makes and consults on shock packages for high perfor­mance use.“We look forward to another great year working with IMCA and giving back to its racers,” said Rosenow.Jerovetz Motorsports Shock Service also carries full lines of Afco and QA1 products and is a Wehrs Ma­chine and Racing Products dealer.More information about JMSS shocks, shock services and high performance products is available by calling 920 265-2068 or 920 615-2508, at the www.jmshocks.com website and on Facebook.“There are a lot of options out there when it comes to other self-described shock experts, but JMSS has carved out a great niche in the IMCA market by combining shock tuning and repair with proven knowledge and excellent customer service,” complimented IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “We’re proud to be one of the few sanctioning bodies they support on an annual basis.”last_img read more

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Mallard’s Team of the Week — Kootenay Glacier Kings

first_imgCastlegar’s Grant Apostoliuk scored the other goa for the West Kootenay/Boundary zone winner.The Glacier Kings opened the tournament by blasting Kamloops 9-0. Cox pitched a shutout in goal for the Glacier Kings.The Glacier Kings then edged Vancouver 4-3 before advancing to the final with a 5-0 victory over a chippy Prince George team.Brent Mason of Nelson was in goal for both round robins wins.The team,  coached by former Nelson Senior Maple Leaf skipper Marsh Severyn, consisted of players from throughout the zone.Mallard’s Source for sports wanted to add a little more to the celebration by selecting the Glacier Kings Team of the Week.The squad includes, back row, L-R, Craig Pickerell (Nelson), Grant Apostoliuk (Castlegar), Mike Grace (Rossland), Dave DeLong (Castlegar), Norm Deverney(Nelson), Doug Thomson (Nelson), Don Soroke (Castlegar), Mike Ramsay (Rossland), Rod Guimont(Cranbrook) and coach Marsh Severyn.Front, Kim Weberg (Nelson) Ron Dominici (Trail), Brent Mason (Nelson), Ron Cox (Rossland) Frank Curiston (Cranbrook/Nelson), Rob Wasilykiw(Trail), Pat Severyn and Terry Thomas (Trail). The Kootenay Glacier Kings took the much tougher road, but it was all worth it after the local squad captured the BC Senior Games Men’s 55-plus Gold Medal Saturday in Kamloops.Rod Guimont of Cranbrook scored twice, his second tally of the highlight reel variety, to pace the Kings past Zone 9 Masters from North Central 5-3.The Glacier Kings, entering the final undefeated, trailed 3-1 in the game.However, Norm Deverney of Nelson narrowed the margin to a single goal before Guimont tied the game and put the Kings ahead for good with a simply spectacular goal.Mike Grace of Rossland added an insurance goal making a winner out of netminder Ron Cox of Rossland.last_img read more

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Bombers ready to challenge elite at 2016 BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships

first_imgLVR then plays Ladysmith later in the day before concluding the round robin pool play Friday against Seycove of North Vancouver.The winners of the four divisions then advance into the final four Friday afternoon with the semi final winners meeting to determine the Provincial Champ Saturday at 1 p.m.The Bombers are attempting to follow the lead of the LVR Rugby squad, which won the 2016 BC High School Boy’s AA Tier II Rugby Championship with a thrilling 13-12 victory over Fraser Valley power Robert Bateman Timberwolves Saturday at Rotary Park in Abbotsford.The 2016 BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships is hosted by Carihi of Campbell River. The Kootenay Champion L.V. Rogers Bombers look to make some noise as the Heritage City team opens play Thursday at the 2016 BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships in Campbell River.The Bombers, which easily disposed of J. Lloyd Crowe and David Thompson of Invermere at the recent Kootenay High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships in Creston, begin divisional action at the 16-team tournament against Burnsview of Delta Thursday at 11 a.m.last_img read more

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GRADE III SENATOR KEN MADDY STAKES QUOTES – SATURDAY, NOV. 5, 2016

first_imgJOSE ORTIZ, FAIR POINT, WINNER: “She was perfect. She broke really well and went down the hill really well for her first time and I did too in the first time for me, also. We got a good position and as soon as we crossed the dirt, I tipped out a little and she gave me a really good run.” TRAINER QUOTES  SHUG McGAUGHEY, FAIR POINT, WINNER: “She turned the corner today. We won at Saratoga and then we came a head short at Keeneland. Those two races were at 5 ½, so I was looking for something 6 ½ and this race came up. She was training great in New York and she liked the trip here and she trained very well here. She did everything right.  I felt if we got the trip, we’d be fine and Jose did a great job. The turf is very fast and very fair. She finished really well on it. I think I want to just give her a break, but she is awfully good right now. She is a very nice filly and we are looking forward to next year.” JOCKEY QUOTES center_img             NOTES: Winning owner Stuart Janney resides in Baltimore County, Md. STUART S. JANNEY III, FAIR POINT, OWNER: “Just a wonderful day. First time for the horse and first time for the jock down the hill. She’s just done so well the past few months. She’s just developed into a really nice filly.”last_img read more

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Delayed permit holds back CM Finch from getting a portable

first_img“According the Architectural Act all school buildings require an architect and that information was not provided to the City at the time of the building permit application.As the plan for the portable is to be attached to the school building the school district must submit the proper requirements under the Act.The original application was submitted several months ago however it was not in compliance with the requirements in the Act.The City is working hard to ensure compliance with the Act as the safety of Fort St. John citizens is a top priority.Advertisement Appropriate documentation was received by the City on Wednesday August 12th and is now under review.” A portable is all ready to go for CM Finch Elementary, but a permit is holding the school back from actually installing it.It was built to address the projected increase in enrollment Finch is expect to see this upcoming school year.Now, the board is waiting for the go-ahead from the city to install the portable, and in the mean time, has asked the administration to make adjustments to accommodate students until then.- Advertisement -“New rules and regulations from the city’s perspective for any additions to facility have to be met, and at this point, after a couple of months, we’re still not there in getting all those things done.” said Secretary Treasurer Doug Boyd, who calls the process ‘onerous’.The school board hired an architect to help expedite the process – Boyd hopes the board will get the permit shortly, and ensures the portable is being well-maintained so it is ready to move the second the school board gets the permit.Edit: Julie Rogers with the City of Fort St. John provided more information about the regulations in place regarding this situation.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Relief for patients as hospital’s foot clinic reopens

first_imgA seven-month wait for patients in need of podiatry appointments at Letterkenny University Hospital has finally come to an end as the HSE confirms the appointment of a locum Podiatrist.Months of uncertainty surrounded the podiatry support clinic at LUH, which was forced to stop accepting any further referrals last April when the Podiatrist overseeing the service took maternity leave.The suspension of the service was labelled as a ‘scandalous situation’ by Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty and caused alarm for high-risk category patients such as those with diabetes who need important supports from the clinic. It has now been confirmed that a replacement Podiatrist was appointed earlier this month and services have resumed.Deputy Pearse Doherty said: “This announcement will come as a huge relief to many patients and their families after what has been a worrying and frustrating few months which began last April when the service was forced to stop taking any further patient referrals.“As many people will recall, the decision to suspend the service was made due to the clinician in charge going on maternity leave.“This was despite management at LUH having sought approval from the HSE for a replacement Podiatrist as far back as December 2018 in order to fill the vacancy during this period. “And while it’s my understanding that a candidate had been offered the role last February, their appointment was delayed due to a pause on recruitment within the HSE meaning that the post was among a number of vital positions which were put on hold. “This resulted in a scandalous situation whereby since last April, patients across Donegal have been unable to access important supports provided by the clinic, something which has caused particular alarm for high risk category patients such as those with diabetes who require regular monitoring given the threat posed by complications of the disease. “I immediately raised this issue with the Minister when I first became aware of the clinic’s suspension and, following months of delay, I am now glad to have received this news that appointments to the Podiatry service have now resumed.”The LUH foot clinic provides a broad range of hospital based supports including screening and diagnostic services and, for diabetes patients, it offers wound care management, as well as the provision, supply and fitting of footwear and support devices. Deputy Doherty added his frustration with the disruption in recent months: “It’s extremely regrettable that patients in Donegal have had to wait for months to see appointments resume once again at the hospital, and it’s clear that both the HSE and the Government are to blame for it and for abandoning these patients like this.  “Notwithstanding this, I am happy that the Podiatry Clinic at LUH is now operational once more and I sincerely hope that patients now begin to receive treatment in a timely and proper manner once again.”Relief for patients as hospital’s foot clinic reopens was last modified: October 31st, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Google Introduces Google TV

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#Google#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Google showcased Google TV this morning at its Google I/O developer conference, entering what’s been a growing arena since this year’s Consumer Electronics Show last January. The most obvious feature brought to television by the company that wants to organize all the world’s information is search, but that’s far from where Google’s innovation to bringing the Web to the TV ends – it’s just the beginning.Google TV will be offered as an Internet and wifi enabled box that can connect to a television using an HDMI connection. It will have a keyboard and a “pointing device”, though no more specific information on the hardware was offered.Much of this morning’s demo consisted of showing off the search feature and how users will be able to browse the Web using their television. Searching on Google TV allows users to find content both on the Web and on the TV. From there, they can view web content, view TV content or even set their DVR to record TV shows that air at a later time. The demo got interesting when the presenters started showing off some of the integration with smartphones and the Android marketplace. Not only can Google TV be controlled using a smartphone and speech recognition, but the Google TV hardware will be able to run any Android app in the market place that doesn’t require phone-specific hardware to operate. So Pandora, Twitter, Facebook – anything that’s an app for Android – will be available in a simplified form for the television.Google also previewed a number of integrations and partnerships, such as with the NBA or Netflix. These integrations optimized Web content for the television experience by connecting online schedules with DVR programming in the case of NBA.com or by allowing users to peruse suggested content according to previous Netflix viewings. As Google notes in its blog about Google TV, much of what it showed today is just the tip of the iceberg, as the company is opening up Google TV to developers with an upcoming SDK and API release. We think this is likely where Google TV will be most exciting – the creations of developers using Google developer tools. Instead of having a more closed system, Google’s use of developer tools and integration of the Android market place is going to make Google TV the real rebirth of Web TV. Google is working together with Sony and Logitech to bring Google TV to televisions, Blu-ray players and companion boxes, and you should expect to see it in Best Buy stores by next fall. mike melansoncenter_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

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