JPL Demonstrates Airborne Water Quality Sensor

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Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment Maps of a) turbidity (water clarity), b) dissolved organic carbon and c) chlorophyll-a in the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary’s Grizzly Bay and Suisun Marsh in April 2014, derived from remote-sensing reflectance data from NASA’s airborne Portable Remote Imaging Spectrometer (PRISM) instrument. Image credit: NASA/JPL-CaltechMonitoring the quality of freshwater supplies is a global concern, especially in thirsty California, where the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary and its watershed serve as a major freshwater source. Now scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, and the U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park and Sacramento, California, have successfully demonstrated how a NASA-developed airborne environmental monitoring instrument can be applied to help water managers monitor water quality not only in San Francisco Bay, but potentially in other inland and coastal water bodies around the world.In a study published in the current issue of the journal Environmental Science & Technology, researchers combined water sample measurements collected by USGS scientists aboard a high-speed boat in northeastern San Francisco Bay with data collected by JPL scientists at the same time onboard a specially instrumented Twin Otter aircraft flying overhead. The plane carried the JPL-developed Portable Remote Imaging Spectrometer (PRISM), which measures the amount and wavelength of visible light and near-infrared radiation reflected toward the instrument from the water below. The PRISM data allow researchers to detect the unique spectral signatures of several water constituents typically used as indicators of water quality. When the two data sets were later analyzed and compared in laboratories, the PRISM data closely matched the water quality information collected from the boat.The benefit of PRISM is that it can greatly expand the spatial coverage of traditional boat- and fixed-monitoring, station-based approaches used for water quality monitoring. For example, a single PRISM airborne flight can assess the water quality of much of the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary; similar coverage using a boat would take weeks.For this study, the researchers analyzed turbidity (how cloudy the water is), chlorophyll-a (an indicator of phytoplankton in the water), dissolved organic carbon (a source of undesired disinfection by-products produced during the treatment of drinking water), and sediments suspended in the water. Dissolved organic carbon is also a useful indicator of the amount of dissolved methylmercury, a potent neurotoxin that tends to accumulate in fish and other wildlife in the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary. The experiment demonstrated how a single image from PRISM can instantaneously provide a detailed snapshot of these important water quality indicators over a large and diverse water body.New imaging spectrometers like PRISM can enable accurate detection of water quality indicators that were previously difficult to measure using existing satellite sensors. Scientists hope to apply the PRISM technology to sensors on future Earth-orbiting satellites that can provide continuous global monitoring.“This study successfully demonstrated the potential of remote sensing to monitor water quality indicators and their variability in the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary — one of California’s most important water resources — where wetland restoration, human activities and climate change can impact water quality and ecosystem productivity,” said study lead author Cédric G. Fichot, a JPL postdoctoral researcher. “Remote sensing holds great promise for efficiently collecting water quality information over large areas, at high spatial resolution and with good accuracy.” Fichot led the study through a collaboration between NASA, USGS and the Delta Science Fellows Program.The ecosystems of the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary and its watershed have been profoundly altered by humans over the past 150 years. Water quality monitoring is critical to managing this important water resource and assessing its ecosystem health. USGS has been consistently monitoring water quality in San Francisco Bay for almost 50 years. But vessel-based water quality monitoring programs are time-consuming and labor intensive.The researchers say the successful, accurate detection of water quality indicators by an airborne sensor is important because some of them are particularly difficult to measure in the laboratory due to sampling precision and/or technical costs.“While turbidity has been mapped remotely for years with satellites, this time we were able to estimate the individual components of turbidity: suspended sediments, dissolved organic carbon and chlorophyll-a,” said USGS ecologist and co-author Lisamarie Windham-Myers.“One of the most exciting things about this study was that it demonstrated our ability to take a mile-high view of methylmercury concentrations across a complex mosaic of wetlands and open water,” said USGS microbiologist and co-author Mark Marvin-DiPasquale. “This represents the first imaging for this toxic substance at this resolution and spatial scale.”“Considering the difficulty and elevated costs of measuring methylmercury using samples, this new remote sensing technique represents a major leap forward in our ability to detect hot spots of this contaminant in wetlands,” added Fichot.The concurrent boat/aircraft measurement approach was also able to successfully capture the rapid changes taking place within the estuary, where tides cause water quality to change over timescales of minutes and spatial scales of feet, said USGS study co-author and biogeochemist Brian Bergamaschi. “This approach of using a high-speed boat to map conditions in the water across a broad area as the sensor is flown overhead worked well as a way to relate the laboratory measurements directly to airborne sensor data,” he said. Bergamaschi added the team is now using the technique to calibrate satellite observations to help broaden the view.NASA uses the vantage point of space to increase our understanding of our home planet, improve lives and safeguard our future. NASA develops new ways to observe and study Earth’s interconnected natural systems with long-term data records. The agency freely shares this unique knowledge and works with institutions around the world to gain new insights into how our planet is changing.For more information on PRISM, visit http://prism.jpl.nasa.gov/.For more information about NASA’s Earth science activities, visit http://www.nasa.gov/earth.USGS provides science for a changing world. For more information, visit http://www.usgs.gov. 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New Planet Imager Delivers First Science

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Required fields are marked * The vortex mask shown at left is made out of synthetic diamond. Viewed with an scanning electron microscope, right, the “vortex” microstructure of the mask is revealed. Image credit: University of Liège/Uppsala UniversityA new device on the W.M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii has delivered its first images, showing a ring of planet-forming dust around a star, and separately, a cool, star-like body, called a brown dwarf, lying near its companion star.The device, called a vortex coronagraph, was recently installed inside NIRC2 (Near Infrared Camera 2), the workhorse infrared imaging camera at Keck. It has the potential to image planetary systems and brown dwarfs closer to their host stars than any other instrument in the world.“The vortex coronagraph allows us to peer into the regions around stars where giant planets like Jupiter and Saturn supposedly form,” said Dmitri Mawet, research scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Caltech, both in Pasadena. “Before now, we were only able to image gas giants that are born much farther out. With the vortex, we will be able to see planets orbiting as close to their stars as Jupiter is to our sun, or about two to three times closer than what was possible before.”The new vortex results are presented in two papers, both published in the January 2017 issue of The Astronomical Journal. One study, led by Gene Serabyn of JPL, the overall lead of the Keck vortex project, presents the first direct image of the brown dwarf called HIP79124 B. This brown dwarf is located 23 astronomical units from a star (an astronomical unit is the distance between our sun and Earth) in a nearby star-forming region called Scorpius-Centaurus.“The ability to see very close to stars also allows us to search for planets around more distant stars, where the planets and stars would appear closer together. Having the ability to survey distant stars for planets is important for catching planets still forming,” said Serabyn. He also led a team that tested a predecessor of the vortex device on the Hale Telescope at Caltech’s Palomar Observatory, near San Diego. In 2010, the team secured high-contrast images of three planets orbiting in the distant reaches of the star system called HR8799.The second vortex study, led by Mawet, presents an image of the innermost of three rings of dusty, planet-forming material around the young star called HD141569A. The results, when combined with infrared data from NASA’s Spitzer and WISE missions, and the European Space Agency’s Herschel mission, reveal that the star’s planet-forming material is made up of pebble-size grains of olivine, one of the most abundant silicates in Earth’s mantle. The data also show that the temperature of the innermost ring imaged by the vortex is about minus 280 degrees Fahrenheit (100 Kelvin, or minus 173 degrees Celsius), a bit warmer than our asteroid belt.“The three rings around this young star are nested like Russian dolls and undergoing dramatic changes reminiscent of planetary formation,” said Mawet. “We have shown that silicate grains have agglomerated into pebbles, which are the building blocks of planet embryos.”About the vortex coronagraphThe vortex was invented in 2005 by Mawet while he was at the University of Liege in Belgium. The Keck vortex coronagraph was built by a combination of the University of Liege, Uppsala University in Sweden, JPL and Caltech.The first science images and results from the vortex instrument demonstrate its ability to image planet-forming regions hidden under the glare of stars. Stars outshine planets by a factor of few thousand to a few billion, making the dim light of planets very difficult to see, especially for planets that lie close to their stars. To deal with this challenge, researchers have invented Instruments called coronagraphs, which typically use tiny masks to block the starlight, much like blocking the bright sun with your hand or a car visor to see better.What makes the vortex coronagraph unique is that it does not block the starlight with a mask, but instead redirects light away from the detectors using a technique in which light waves are combined and canceled out. Because the vortex doesn’t require an occulting mask, it has the advantage of taking images of regions closer to stars than other coronagraphs. Mawet likens the process to the eye of a storm.“The instrument is called a vortex coronagraph because the starlight is centered on an optical singularity, which creates a dark hole at the location of the image of the star,” said Mawet. “Hurricanes have a singularity at their centers where the wind speeds drop to zero — the eye of the storm. Our vortex coronagraph is basically the eye of an optical storm where we send the starlight.”What’s next for the vortexIn the future, the vortex will look at many more young planetary systems, in particular planets near the “frost lines,” which are the region around a star where temperatures are cold enough for volatile molecules, such as water, methane and carbon dioxide, to condense into solid icy grains. The frost line is thought to divide a solar system into regions where planets are likely to become rocky or gas giants. Surveys of the frost line region by the vortex coronagraph will help answer ongoing puzzles about a class of hot, giant planets found extremely close to their stars — the “hot Jupiters,” and “hot Neptunes.” Did these planets first form close to the frost line and migrate in, or did they form right next to their stars? “With a bit of luck, we might catch planets in the process of migrating through the planet-forming disk, by looking at these very young objects,” Mawet said.“The power of the vortex lies in its ability to image planets very close to their star, something that we can’t do for Earth-like planets yet,” said Serabyn. “The vortex coronagraph may be key to taking the first images of a pale blue dot like our own.”The Keck Observatory is managed by Caltech and the University of California. In 1996, NASA joined as a one-sixth partner in the Keck Observatory. JPL is managed by Caltech for NASA. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

USAID Awards Tetra Tech $46 Million Contract for Improved Urban Municipal Governance in Guatemala

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty8 Celebrities Who’ve Lost Their FandomsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Real Truth About The Pain Caused By MicrobladingHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Female Celebs Women Love But Men Find UnattractiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHow To Lose Weight & Burn Fat While You SleepHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKate Beckinsale Was Shamed For Being “Too Old” To Wear A BikiniHerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business Districts News USAID Awards Tetra Tech $46 Million Contract for Improved Urban Municipal Governance in Guatemala From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, March 13, 2017 | 10:59 am Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Tetra Tech, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded the Company a $46 million contract to improve governance and the delivery of key municipal services, including improvements in small-scale infrastructure for urban municipalities in Guatemala where citizens feel unsafe. Under the Urban Municipal Governance contract, Tetra Tech will help USAID improve the capacity of municipal governments in Guatemala to respond to the needs of citizens.Working with the Government of Guatemala and local civic groups, Tetra Tech will support the strengthening of public financial systems and the development of service delivery plans for local governments to promote improved governance practices in the region. Tetra Tech will also provide technical assistance and much needed resources to establish services and upgrade existing infrastructure, such as parks, community centers, water systems, and sanitation facilities.“Tetra Tech is pleased to continue to support USAID’s work in Central America, including working to address the many challenges facing urban centers in developing countries today,” said Dan Batrack, Tetra Tech’s Chairman and CEO.About Tetra TechTetra Tech is a leading, global provider of consulting and engineering services. We are differentiated by Leading with Science to provide innovative technical solutions to our clients. We support global commercial and government clients focused on water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. With 16,000 associates worldwide, Tetra Tech provides clear solutions to complex problems. For more information about Tetra Tech, please visit tetratech.com, follow us on Twitter (@TetraTech), or like us on Facebook. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Top of the News center_img Make a comment Subscribe More Cool Stuff Community News Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more

Dalbert Rees Woodard, Poo Bah Records and Music Scene Fixture, Dies at 84

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Police Keep Up Barrage of Special Patrols, Announce Friday Enforcement Program Focused on Speeders

first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 5 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuffcenter_img Herbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyVictoria’s Secret Model’s Tips For Looking Ultra SexyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Signs He’s Ready To Spend The Rest Of His Life With YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities Who’ve Lost Their FandomsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Lipsticks Are Designed To Make Your Teeth Appear Whiter!HerbeautyHerbeauty Business News Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday latest #1 Police Keep Up Barrage of Special Patrols, Announce Friday Enforcement Program Focused on Speeders Published on Monday, February 11, 2019 | 12:07 pm The Pasadena Police Department will be conducting a focused Traffic Enforcement program on Friday, February 15 throughout the City of Pasadena, the Dept. said in a statement.Officers will be deployed at various locations throughout the city to look for violations including, but not limited to, primary collision factors involving speed or red signals.When violations are observed, violators will be cited and/or educated on the safety concerns associated with the violation.The need for driver education and enforcement is constantly on the rise due to traffic volume within the City of Pasadena, police said.“We welcome community input and engagement regarding traffic safety, so please feel free to get in touch with me regarding problem locations,” said Traffic Section Lieutenant Mark Goodman. “We use suggestions from our community along with analytics to deploy our resources wisely. This applies all the time, not just on days we are doing special programs,” said Goodman. “Our resources are limited, however we are always looking for ways to enhance our service.”The Pasadena Police Department’s ultimate goal is to enforce and educate the driving public while at the same time reducing serious injuries and fatal collisions. Lieutenant Goodman can be reached via e-mail at [email protected] for these programs is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community Newslast_img read more

High Heat in Store for Pasadena Friday and Saturday, City and County Collaborate to Open Pasadena Cooling Center

first_img STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuffcenter_img Make a comment An unusually hot air mass over southwest California will bring high heat to town today and Saturday. Above normal temperatures will persist into next week, the National Weather Service reports.Friday should reach 96 and Saturday 94, the NWS said.Pasadena city spokesperson Lisa Derderian said the city is opening a cooling center from noon until 6 p.m. both days.“We’re opening a cooling center at Robinson Center (1081 N Fair Oaks Ave.) …  at the request of Supervisor Barger’s office. The county will run it and we provide the location,” Derderian said.Derderian said proper social distancing and the wearing of masks will be observed. Water will be available for proper hydration, she said.The NWS urged residents to “drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.”Also, “take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heatstroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible.To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 911.”Today: Sunny and hot, with a high near 96. North wind 5 to 15 mph becoming south southwest in the afternoon.Tonight: Clear, with a low around 68. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast in the evening.Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 94. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south southwest in the afternoon.Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 64. South southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 61.Monday: Sunny, with a high near 87.Monday Night: Clear, with a low around 62.Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 90.Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 63.Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84 faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News High Heat in Store for Pasadena Friday and Saturday, City and County Collaborate to Open Pasadena Cooling Center Officials ask the public not to flock to beach, mountains STAFF REPORT Published on Friday, April 24, 2020 | 3:43 pm Subscribe STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Herbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Questions galore greet candidates on doorsteps

first_imgWhatsApp Twitter Advertisement NewsLocal NewsQuestions galore greet candidates on doorstepsBy admin – February 21, 2011 718 “WHEN are you resigning?”, “who and when will the potholes on that back road be fixed?” and “why wont the Gardai move the thugs hanging around at the end of the street and in the park?”. Just some of the burning questions being asked at the doors to the political canvassing armies that wear their shoe leather on the collective march to the Dail. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The man and woman on the street want to know what is going to happen to this country, its financial and economic future. But are they getting answers.James, who describes himself as a father of one in his late 20’s, from one of the “so called regeneration areas”, wants to know what will a new government do to secure his future. “I don’t even feel like voting because they make me so mad with their cars, highly paid jobs and golf dinners. I watch the news and read the papers like everyone else. Do they think they can get away with it all the time. If I carried on and did some of the things they were up to, I’d be in Mulgrave Street behind bars”. Focusing on more personal issues, James says: “Social welfare payments have been cut, the chance of jobs seems unlikely and the hole just looks to be getting bigger”.He seems to be the voice of many that indicate the levels of economic despair are on the increase. It is relevant and pertinent to Joe and Mary Bloggs who are struggling through life. Other questions and topics that remain top of the list include, government ministerial pensions and their worth, and who can fix the HSE, along with policy queries on funding for children with special needs? The IMF hits a chord with a few that are clued into the dynamics of economics and the fiscal reports and policies. The campaigns of the major players are hinging on who can renegotiate a better deal, but many wonder if the EU and the pen pushers behind the IMF funding will even consider sitting at the table to talk after the papers have been signed.Darragh, from the northside of the city, asks: “I want to know will you be travelling abroad on St. Patrick’s Day at my expense and what do you hope to achieve by it,” adding, “Why does the Dail get such long holidays and is it fair on the rest of us?”Quipping as to the chaos caused during the last two major weather freezes that the country has endured, Margaret, from the NCRd, wants to know if we “have enough salt and grit for the next cold snap?”In jest to an online question posted to the Limerick Post Facebook account, Limerick native Dawn Hogan, says she will say to canvassers: “How long will it take you to get away from my door?”And finally, an international flavour to one question fielded by this reporter linking our ex-pats from distant shores to home. Mark, an LIT graduate of the 90s and now based in Missouri in the United States, questions if consideration will ever be given to online voting or something to allow voters based abroad have some say at election time? Others disagree.The results of February 25 next might shed some light on few if not all of those questions. Facebookcenter_img Linkedin Email Print Previous articleTraffic control made easier at two black spotsNext articleLimerick Post online election polls published adminlast_img read more

Litter fines

first_imgEmail Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print Previous articleHitchers reunite for gruelling tourNext articleWinning recipe Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up NewsLocal NewsLitter finesBy Alan Jacques – May 23, 2015 807 Facebook Twitter Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsApp Linkedin ALMOST 800 litter fines were issued by Limerick City and County Council last year taking in a revenue of €36,575. Under the Litter Pollution Acts 1997-2009 an on-the-spot fine of €150 can be issued for any breaches of these Acts, or a fine of €4,000 may be imposed if legal proceedings are initiated. Of the 794 litter fines issued in 2014 only 341 were paid. The local authority initiated 48 prosecutions for non-payment and 30 convictions were secured. Meanwhile, despite several campaigns to combat dog fouling, only two litter fines were issued by Limerick City and County Council last year in relation to dog owners not cleaning up after their pets. Neither were paid and legal proceedings were not initiated. TAGSlimerickLimerick City and County Councillitter finesLitter Pollution Act Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” last_img read more

Most patients could have avoided emergency department

first_imgUniversity Hospital Limerick in Dooradoyle. Pic Emma Jervis / Press 22UP TO 83 per cent of patients who presented to the emergency department at University Hospital Limerick on one day in September could have been dealt with at other assessment units within the hospital group.A study carried out on September 11 by the University Hospital Limerick Group (ULHG) found that the majority of the 171 patients who came to the emergency department could have been seen at another assessment unit or clinic if these had all been operating at peak efficiency.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Prof Paul Finucane, chief academic officer at the ULHG said: “We looked at patients admitted over a 24-hour period on that day. We had 171 patients who came to the emergency department over that period. Of those we estimated that 17 per cent needed to be there and the other 83 per cent in theory could have been sorted out elsewhere if the facilities were available.“For example if all three medical assessment units — the acute assessment unit, the surgical assessment unit, the local injuries unit — and the rapid access and outpatient clinics, if all these were operating at peak efficiency, then theoretically 83 per cent of all those who presented at the emergency department  that day could have been seen elsewhere.”Prof Finucane revealed that plans are in place to develop the assessment units further to help ease the burden on the emergency department.Meanwhile, the hospital group launched its Winter Resilience Plan this week.UL Hospitals Group chief executive Prof Colette Cowan, revealed that 54 additional beds are due to be made available at the hospital by November.A ward that had been closed for refurbishments will be reopened, freeing up 24 beds, while a further 30 new beds will come on stream.In addition, a new stroke/neurological unit and a dedicated unit for patients with Cystic Fibrosis are also set to open next month.The units are located at the new Leben Building and have been funded by the JP McManus Pro-Am Committee and voluntary organisations TLC4CF, the Mid West branch of the Parkinson’s Association of Ireland and the Mid-Western Hospitals Development Trust.“Our winter resilience plan, which covers October to March, is about better proofing our organisation against the surges in activity we typically see over the winter period,” commented Prof Cowan.She added that the plan sets out a defined set of actions to be taken by all staff according to a colour-coded alert and escalation system.“It provides a clear understanding for our staff of what to do in every department and service area. It goes further than simply consolidating existing plans and includes a number of important initiatives and specific measures to cope with the increasing number of frail, elderly patients in need of care at this time of year,” she explained.The HSE is also advising patients to visit the emergency department only when necessary and go to their GP or Shannondoc in the first instance. WhatsApp Advertisement TAGSColette CowanfeaturedhealthHSElimerickprof Paul Finucaneuniversity hospital limerick Previous articleLimerick rape trial opensNext articleTV – Something for the weekend John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin NewsMost patients could have avoided emergency departmentBy John Keogh – October 22, 2015 938 Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Twitter Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Emaillast_img read more

Limerick murder victim’s home destroyed by fire

first_imgNewsLimerick murder victim’s home destroyed by fireBy Staff Reporter – November 17, 2016 1645 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” TAGSGardaílimerickPallasgreenShane Murphy Linkedin WhatsApp Previous article#music #limerick #live Questioning Sample AnswerNext articleBoxing – Limerick fighters prepare for Worlds Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email The Lee Estate house in Limerick was the family home of Shane Murphy who was fatally stabbed in 2015 – Picture Press 22THE family home of Limerick fatal stab victim Shane Murphy was gutted in a fire on Monday night but initial investigations indicate that the fire was not started maliciously.31-year-old Shane Murphy died after he received more than 20 stab wounds at a house party in Pallasgreen last year. Two men are currently in custody awaiting trial before the Central Criminal Court.On Monday afternoon last, three units from Limerick City Fire and Rescue were alerted to a blaze which broke out at Shane’s home in Lee Estate.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The blaze took hold at sometime around 2pm and a mother of six was forced to flee the house. She was treated at the scene by Emergency Paramedics from the National Ambulance Service for minor smoke inhalation but her children were not at home when the fire took hold.Initial investigations indicate that the blaze may have started at or near the fireplace.The home was said to have been well alight when the alert went out.Extensive flame and smoke damage was caused to the downstairs section of the home but the blaze was brought under control before spreading to adjoining properties.The home, which had been occupied by Shane Murphy before his death, was now home to a sibling and her family.Gardai are still investigating the incident but they are not treating it as suspicious.Andrew [email protected]center_img Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Printlast_img read more

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