Ardnacrusha Power Station open for visitors

first_img Previous articleShannon Group moving to next phase of its journeyNext articleTeam Limerick Cleanup 5 statistics show litter trends changing Staff Reporter Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Email Print Facebook TAGSClareCommunityLimerick City and Countylocal newsNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Linkedin Advertisementcenter_img Limerick on Covid watch list Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Local schoolchildren at the Ardnacrusha Experience.THE ESB is once again opening the gates of the historic Ardnacrusha Power Station to schools and the general public for a unique insight into Ireland’s first national hydro-electric station.The decision to run the tours this summer is based on the continued popularity of the initiative which started in 2017 when the electricity supply company marked its 90th anniversary.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up School visits are being facilitated from May 23 to June 28, while public tours run from July 1 to September 13. The guided tours which operate from Monday to Friday, run for around 90 minutes and can accommodate groups of up to 30.Visitors are welcomed to the Ardnacrusha Experience at the recently refurbished visitors’ centre before going out on site to view the impressive headrace canal, locks and tailrace.Once inside the station, the Shannon Scheme is brought to life through a series of animations which celebrate the history and impact of this iconic project. Visitors are given access to the very heart of the station with unique views of the turbine hall and a visit to the original control room.Plant Manager Alan Bane said the Ardnacrusha Experience tells the story of the power of electricity and its transformative impact on Irish life.“It offers the opportunity for people to learn not just about the history of the plant dating back to its inception in the 1920s but also of ESB’s brighter future strategy which is leading the secure, affordable transition to a low-carbon energy future for Ireland.“All of us who work at the plant have been very proud to open our gates to the general public. We look forward to welcoming school groups and indeed, all those with an interest in engineering, history and heritage for pre-booked visits over the summer.”Bookings can be made at Twitter NewsCommunityLocal NewsArdnacrusha Power Station open for visitorsBy Staff Reporter – May 1, 2019 1920 TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon?last_img read more

LaPorte woman arrested for OWI after two crashes

first_img Twitter WhatsApp (Photo supplied/LaPorte County Jail) A woman involved in two separate crashes on Thursday was arrested for driving while intoxicated.Lydia Bim-Merle, 27, of LaPorte drove away from the first crash at Wozniak Road and County Road 450 North, where she hit a fence, then crashed again about three miles south.Police later found an overturned silver car at the scene of the second crash.Bim-Merle was found nearby, and taken to the LaPorte County Jail.She’s been charged with misdemeanor counts of operating a vehicle with alcohol concentration equivalent to .15 or more, operating while intoxicated endangering a person, leaving the scene of an accident and operating a vehicle with alcohol concentration equivalent to at least .08 but less than .15. Google+ LaPorte woman arrested for OWI after two crashes Twitter Pinterest Facebook By Jon Zimney – April 10, 2021 0 234 WhatsApp Facebook Google+ IndianaLocalNews Pinterest Previous articleBilly Joel concert at Notre Dame Stadium postponed until 2022Next articleGov. Whitmer recommends high schools close to in-person learning, take-out only to battle COVID surge Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

Bob Good, Stressing Religious Conservatism, Holds Virginia House Seat for G.O.P.

first_imgBob Good, a self-described “biblical conservative” who tied himself closely to President Trump, maintained Republicans’ hold on Virginia’s largest House district early Wednesday, beating back an aggressive challenge by a University of Virginia doctor focused on the coronavirus pandemic.The victory over Dr. Cameron Webb, a Democrat, as called by The Associated Press, was welcome news for Republicans, who had feared they could lose the seat after Mr. Good, a far-right conservative who struggled to raise money, defeated Representative Denver Riggleman in a bitter primary this summer. It demonstrated the party’s continued support in rural America, even in states like Virginia where Mr. Trump is deeply unpopular.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – He tried to tie Dr. Webb, who is Black, to both, falsely charging that he supported defunding the police and insinuating that he would advocate a government takeover of the health care system. One ad superimposed Dr. Webb’s face over menacing images of fires and confrontations with police and urged voters to “look past the smooth presentation.” Democrats denounced it as a “racist dog whistle.” Dr. Webb, whose father was in law enforcement, never supported defunding the police.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –center_img A first-time candidate, Dr. Webb tried to capitalize on discontent with Mr. Trump and the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. He continued to treat patients with the disease throughout the campaign and presented himself as a mainstream doctor who would stay above the political fray while steering the country toward a more effective response to the coronavirus pandemic and better health coverage.Political donations to Dr. Webb poured in. But in the end, it was not enough to flip a district with so much conservative DNA.The mostly white district had been relatively safe for Republicans until 2018, when antipathy toward Mr. Trump and growth around Charlottesville and in the outlying suburbs of Washington put it into play. Mr. Trump carried it by 11 points in 2016, but Democrats came within seven points of winning in 2018, and polling in recent weeks had suggested a dead heat. Mr. Good, a former athletics official at Liberty University, defeated Mr. Riggleman in a bizarre drive-through convention in June, capitalizing on the conservative outrage after the congressman officiated at the same-sex wedding of two of his former campaign volunteers.In the general election, Mr. Good ran an unabashedly conservative campaign appealing to the rural heart of the sprawling district, which stretches from the outskirts of Washington, through the liberal university town of Charlottesville, to the far southern reaches of the state. He pledged to fight for “Judeo-Christian” values in Washington and defend the district from what he said was encroaching socialism and radicals like the Black Lives Matter movement.last_img read more

DA seeks to increase WV rice production

first_imgFarmers notincluded in the RCEF programs will be supported under the Expanded Inbred RiceProduction subproject. Certified seeds for 15,000 hectares will be distributedto farmers alongside with 30,000 bags of fertilizer. “We will bestarting the distribution of seeds and fertilizer by May just in time for theirrigation release by the National Irrigation Administration,” said DA WesternVisayas regional executive director Remelyn Recoter. National SeedIndustry Council (NSIC)-approved hybrid and inbred varieties suitable for wetseason planting will be procured by DA Western Visayas while the nationaloffice is in charge of the fertilizer procurement. On the otherhand, DA targets to distribute hybrid seeds under the Expanded Hybrid RiceProduction subproject for 68,234 hectares. This is on top of the regularallocation from the National Rice Program covering 11,766 hectares. * Expanded InbredRice Production ILOILO – As partof the Agri-4Ps – Plant, Plant, Plant Program, also known as the Ahon Lahat,Pagkaing Sapat kontra COVID-19 – the Department of Agriculture (DA) targets toincrease local rice production amid global trade uncertainties brought about bythe pandemic. Given theimmediacy of the project, Recoter calls for the support of the local governmentunits (LGUs) particularly the Provincial and City/Municipal Agriculture Officeson the information drive and in facilitating the input delivery anddistribution to recipients. Three subprojectswill be implemented in the region that will benefit around 210,000 local ricefarmers. These are the following:center_img A total of240,000 bags of inorganic fertilizer will also be partnered with these hybridseeds A total of359,756 bags of inorganic fertilizers will be distributed to RCEF beneficiariesto complement the distribution of inbred seeds covering the PhilRice targeted179,878 hectares of rice areas in Western Visayas. * Expanded HybridRice Production in Suitable Areas The NationalIrrigation Administration 6, as a partner agency of DA in the implementation ofRRP, has committed to providing logistic support in the hauling of rice seedsand fertilizer from drop-off points to various municipalities and assured theLGUs of the early provision of irrigation waters for this main rice season. (James Earl Ogatis and Sheila Mae Toreno,DA-6/PN) * RiceCompetitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) Enhanced Those who utilizegood seeds or home-saved seeds will also be provided with fertilizer support ofabout 65,148 bags good for 32,574 hectares rice area for this wet plantingseason.last_img read more