Print Advertisement Facebook Twitter WhatsApp NewsLimerick leads the wayBy Bernie English – March 31, 2016 939 LIMERICK is leading the way in an area fraught with difficulty for many families, that of how to deal with the cremated ashes of a loved one.Despite the growing popularity of cremation, many graveyards do not facilitate ash only interments. Urn Towers, a company set up by Limerick man Stephen Power provides a unique solution, allowing the interring of cremated remains in graveyards.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Limerick City and County Council is the first local authority in the country to support this initiative by piloting a project to allow families inter a loved one’s remains in a new-style memorial called an Urn Tower. The urns holding the remains are placed inside the family Urn Tower. Two Limerick City graveyards – Killmurry and the extension at Mount St Lawrence cemetery – will be the first Irish facilities to offer this option.Once the trial period is completed, it is hoped that Urn Towers will be available at other Limerick graveyards and, eventually, throughout the country.Stephen Power of Urn Towers says that with space in city graveyards at a premium, cremation rates are increasing by up to 20 per cent every year.“A new grave can cost from €500 to €14,000. This does not cover the extras such as opening the grave, monument fees and headstone costs.A growing population and the influx of people to cities and towns is putting pressure on graveyards with many running out of space. Cremation offers some relief on these issues.“Some families scatter the ashes in places where the deceased person had some attachment. However, other families would prefer to have a permanent place to visit and remember a loved one who has chosen cremation.“Urn Towers offer a real solution for this very modern dilemma”, he said. Email Linkedin Previous articleLocal interests in The Voice of Ireland this weekendNext articleMunster poets take this year’s Éigse Michael Hartnett 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.
EITI is a global standard to promote open and accountable management of natural resources. It is designed to improve accountability and public trust for the revenues paid and received for a country’s oil, gas and mineral resources.The UK is a major supporter of EITI’s work across many developing nations, helping those countries manage their natural resources for the long-term benefit of their citizens.In October 2014, the UK was successfully admitted as an EITI candidate country and is one of 51 implementing countries. The UK is currently undergoing validation to assess whether EITI implementation in the UK is consistent with the EITI Standard. The initial results of the validation will be available shortly.Find further information about UK EITI and the work of the MSG. Although a voluntary initiative, 58 UK companies (39 oil and gas and 19 mining and quarrying) participated in the 2017 UK EITI process in 2017 industry gross value added was £22 billion and net receipts from taxation was £847 million the sector is directly responsible for 40,000 jobs, with an estimated total of 280,000 jobs, often highly skilled, supported by the UK upstream oil and gas industry exports were £617 million in 2017 all payments for 2017 have been fully reconciled by an Independent Administrator. This group is a partnership of industry, civil society and government.Read the 2017 reportHeadlines
Last Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, faculty and students celebrated the winners of this year’s Tazuko Ajiro Monane and Noma Reischauer Prizes. The ceremony and reception were co-sponsored by the Japanese Language Program and the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies.Established in 1991, the Tazuko Ajiro Monane prize recognizes undergraduate students who have demonstrated past achievement and strong potential for future contributions to the study of Japan. Recipients are chosen among undergraduate students who have completed at least 2 years of Japanese, and are currently continuing their study of Japanese at Harvard. This year’s recipient is Zoe Lu. Lu began studying Japanese at Harvard during her sophomore year and has since progressed rapidly, currently taking 5th year level Japanese in addition to completing her studies in psychology and neurobiology. Kageyama-Hunt praised her “extraordinary fluency and eloquence” in the Japanese language as well as her efforts to foster cultural exchange as a member of Harvard Kendo Club. Read Full Story
Florida’s Supreme Court heard arguments on Wednesday morning over how much the Broward County School Board potentially owes the families of victims in the Parkland shooting.The state’s Sovereign Immunity Law places a limit on the amount that government agencies are required to pay in lawsuits.Meanwhile, the Broward County School Board believes their liability is capped at $300,000, as it considers the mass shooting to be “One Incident.”Attorneys for the victims argue that they are owed up to $200,000 each, because every shot was a separate incident.According to Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter was one of the 17 individuals killed during the shooting, “It was no unfortunate incident. It was failure, failure, failure. My daughter is dead because of it.” He believes the Justices should rule for the larger liability, in part to show what he refers to as the District’s failure to secure its schools.The Justices have not indicated when they will decide on the issue.