Aerobics record attempt at UL this Thursday

first_imgCelebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Linkedin Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday WhatsApp Richie Clifford pictured with his daughterLIMERICK’S ‘Mr Motivator’ Richie Clifford will attempt a new record this Thursday (May 23) for the most amount of people doing aerobics class at one time.Up to 1000 people, including  breakfast radio presenter Hector Ó hEochagáin, are expected to take part in the early morning hour-long fitness class at the UL Arena, which will be broadcast live on air between 8 and 9am on RTE 2FM.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The show will link up with gyms and across the country.Richie, a grand-father of one and father of four, who teaches step classes in the arena will be joined by his wife Carmel and daughters and his 82-year-old dad Phonsie who is due to run his sixth Dublin Marathon this year.Richie, from Garryowen, is encouraging members of the public to come on the day in a bid to smash the record.“It’s a unique event. Hector will be doing the show with me. We’ll be linked up with gyms all over the country but Limerick is the mothership. The event is free to anyone interested in taking part and we’ll have some Munster players there too,”he said NewsAerobics record attempt at UL this ThursdayBy Guest Writer – May 21, 2013 795 Previous articleUL designers to showcase workNext articleGael Linn Junior Interprovincial Camogie Tournament Final Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Email Twittercenter_img No vaccines in Limerick yet #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSfeaturedHectorMusic LimerickRecordRichie CliffordUL Facebook Advertisement #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boylast_img read more

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Bakery retailers to challenge HMRC on VAT?

first_imgHigh street bakery and coffee shop chains are expected to challenge HMRC over VAT on takeaway products, such as sandwiches and savouries, following a landmark ruling by the European Court of Justice.The court recently found in favour of German takeaway owner Manfred Bog, who successfully argued that he should not pay VAT on grilled sausages, because so little preparation had gone into them that they should be considered a non-VATable foodstuff rather than a ‘catered service’. The ruling could eventually lead to a flood of claims from UK foodservice operators supplying simple-to-prepare products. “We’ve had a lot of enquiries from coffee shops, sandwich chains and event catering companies about whether they have room to make a claim. Foods where preparation is limited to basic processes, such as boiling, grilling and baking, are likely to have the best chance,” said Karen Mulcahy of The VAT Consultancy. The UK’s domestic VAT rules differ from those in Germany, with some foods zero-rated and others at full rate, while VAT is charged on products considered ‘hot takeaway’ food. However, the UK has to comply with EU regulations and the recent ruling leaves room for retailers to appeal.“The way UK law is written, hot takeaway food is considered a ‘catered service’ and this would need to be challenged,” said Mulcahy.HMRC has denied that the European Court decision applies to the UK, but a challenge, possibly from a consortium of different parties, is now expected.last_img read more

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Michael C. Hall to Headline London’s Lazarus

first_img As expected, Michael C. Hall will reprise his role in the London incarnation of David Bowie’s Lazarus. Directed by 2016 Tony winner Ivo van Hove and created by Bowie and Once book writer Enda Walsh, the production will play a limited engagement October 25 through January 22, 2017. Opening night is set for November 8 at the Kings Cross Theatre.Hall’s Broadway credits include Hedwig, The Realistic Joneses, Cabaret and Chicago. He is best known for playing serial killer Dexter Morgan in Showtime’s Dexter, earning one Golden Globe Award from five nominations and six Emmy Award nods. Other screen credits include HBO’s Six Feet Under and the films Cold in July and Kill Your Darlings.Lazarus had a sold out run off-Broadway at the end of last year. Also reprising their roles from the original production will be Michael Esper and Sophia Anne Caruso. Full casting will be announced later.Inspired by Walter Tevis’ 1963 novel The Man Who Fell to Earth, Lazarus follows Thomas Newton (Hall), the alcoholic alien-turned-inventor portrayed by Bowie in the 1976 screen adaptation. The show features original tunes by Bowie, as well as new arrangements of his known hits.Lazarus will feature scenic and lighting design by Jan Versweyveld, costume design by An D’Huys, video design by Tal Yarden, sound deisgn by Brian Ronan and Tony Gayle, music direction by Henry Hey and choreography by Annie-B Parson. Michael C. Hall in ‘Lazarus'(Photo: Jan Versweyveld) View Commentslast_img read more

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Take the COVID-19 Broward Business Survey

first_img“We want to hear from our business owners,” said Sandy-Michael E. McDonald, OESBD Director. “Now is the time to speak up and tell us how COVID-19 has impacted your business so we can help identify additional resources to assist you.”   BROWARD COUNTY, FL – As companies around the world cope with the challenges brought by COVID-19, business owners in Broward County are gearing up to phase into reopening their doors. Are YOU Ready? View a direct message from Sandy-Michael E. McDonald, Director of the Office of Economic and Small Business Development: English | Spanish With public safety as a primary concern, the Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development (OESBD) is focused on supporting the local business community to ensure everyone is prepared to get back to business. OESBD is supporting the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, Broward’s Public Private Partner, in asking all business owners to take a quick 9-Question Survey. For more information on OESBD programs and services, call 954-357-6400 or visit Broward.org/EconDev.last_img read more

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Revisiting an Energy Saving Handbook from 1979

first_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Rummaging through the shelves of a used book store, my son Noah came across an old paperback called Energy Saving Handbook. Written by James W. Morrison, the book was published by Harper & Row in 1979.A brief web search failed to reveal any biographical information about the author. However, I discovered that the book was published under several different titles, and was distributed by at least four state energy offices. Morrison’s book may have been funded by the U.S. Department of Energy; some of its chapters seem to have been repurposed from government brochures.This book came out at an interesting time for the field of residential energy efficiency (1979). It was six years after the first oil price shock (the 1973 OPEC oil embargo); three years after the Department of Energy launched the Weatherization Assistance Program; and two years after Gautam Dutt, the discoverer of the thermal bypass, had his “aha!” moment in a New Jersey attic. In 1979, the Iranian revolution caused turmoil in the international oil market — precipitating the second oil price shock of the 1970s.Back in 1979, in spite of Gautam Dutt’s 1977 epiphany, most weatherization workers still had an incomplete understanding of how air leakage affected home energy bills. That’s not too surprising, considering the fact that blower doors were not yet commercially available. (Gadsco began marketing the first blower doors in 1980.)By the late 1970s, residential energy experts were beginning to pay attention to airtightness. In the “Energy Saving Handbook,” Morrison notes, “To determine the heat loss from infiltration, it is necessary to know the rate of air movement through the homes. Most houses undergo from one to three air changes per hour, depending on construction.”Morrison’s estimates of the average natural air changes per hour in older homes was probably accurate. By today’s… Start Free Trial Already a member? Log incenter_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.last_img read more

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A New Strategy for Drought-Stressed Cities

first_imgGraywater Systems Multiple usesIn drought-stricken regions, households and businesses have already started to reuse graywater, and some builders are installing dual plumbing systems in new developments to supply treated graywater for toilet flushing and possibly other nonpotable uses, such as watering gardens. Rather than being sent down the drain, water from showers or sinks is stored in dedicated tanks and treated depending on how it will be used on site. Many regions of the United States are struggling with water shortages. Large areas of the West are contending with moderate to severe drought, while California is now in the fifth year of one of the most extreme droughts in its history. Even non-arid regions, such as the Southeast, are not exempt from water shortages. At the same time, rapid population growth is increasing water demand in many of the nation’s most water-scarce regions, including California, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, and Florida.In these conditions, some state and local governments are looking for innovative ways to save water. One strategy gaining increasing attention is using graywater – water from bathroom sinks, showers, bathtubs, clothes washers, and laundry sinks, but not from toilets or kitchens – for purposes other than drinking, such as flushing toilets.The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recently published a report that analyzes the potential of graywater reuse, available treatment technologies, and the human health and environmental risks associated with graywater reuse. The study’s committee, on which I served, concluded that reusing graywater can improve water conservation by expanding local water supplies and providing a drought-resistant year-round local water source. A need for guidanceGraywater contains bacteria and pathogens, so it needs to be treated for all indoor uses. Treatment would include disinfection at minimum, and sometimes also removal of dissolved organic matter. Systems for indoor graywater reuse require special plumbing features, including backflow prevention, and graywater treatment processes are complex. These systems must be installed by a certified plumber, and maintenance is critical.However, many states and localities have not adopted treatment guidelines or regulations for indoor graywater use. Los Angeles just released guidelines for indoor use of alternative water sources, such as graywater, early this year. San Francisco also developed a Non-Potable Water Program in 2012 that includes use of graywater for indoor demand.Treatment strategies are available to remove contaminants from graywater, but the lack of widely accepted treatment guidance for various uses limits broader adoption of graywater for indoor use. Developing rigorous, risk-based guidelines for communities that lack them could improve safety and build public confidence while reducing costs of unnecessary treatment.A common standard of treatment could also enable companies to develop treatment systems that can be broadly applied, thereby reducing costs to consumers. The Water Environment Research Federation is currently sponsoring a National Water Research Institute expert panel to develop guidelines for indoor use of alternative water supplies such as graywater.However, treatment guidance alone is not sufficient to protect public health. Graywater reuse to meet indoor demand is most practical at the neighborhood or mult-unit iresidential scale where there is an existing system in place to oversee operations and maintenance.It is important to ensure that systems operate as they were designed to work, so that humans are not exposed to health risks from improperly treated graywater. But overseeing them can create additional burdens for public health departments that may already be stretched thin. Local enforcement agencies would benefit from additional expert guidance on appropriate, cost-effective maintenance, monitoring, and reporting strategies.With appropriate treatment and maintenance of reuse systems, graywater could provide a safe and reliable local water supply for water-scarce cities. Gray WaterHow to Install a Branched-Drain Graywater SystemGraywater: A Precious ResourceUsing a Roof for Rainwater HarvestingCalifornia City Pushes Water ConservationEco-Friendly Palo Alto Ups the Ante Graywater reuse is not a new strategy, but for many years plumbing codes required graywater to be combined with blackwater (wastewater from toilets) and treated through the same system as sewage. In the past decade, however, many states have revised their laws, reflecting the growing interest in graywater reuse. As of 2014, 26 states allowed some form of graywater reuse.Simply reusing graywater to flush toilets can reduce home indoor water use by 24%, on average. Using treated graywater to meet water demand for toilet flushing and laundry has the potential to reduce demand by nearly 36%. Graywater reuse in new multi-unit residential buildings offers clear economies of scale, but we need more data on the cost of such systems.In arid regions such as Southern California, our report showed that household-scale graywater reuse provides larger potential water savings (up to 13% of total water use) than household-scale capture of rainwater from roof runoff using a large cistern (up to 5%). That’s because graywater provides a steady water source during summer months when little or no rainfall occurs.Homeowners often install graywater systems to achieve water and energy efficiency and maintain a reliable supply of water to sustain minimal irrigation during droughts. However, graywater reuse for some applications might not actually save water.Pilot studies of graywater reuse for irrigation in “Laundry to Landscape” programs in Long Beach and San Francisco, California, have shown that it may actually lead to increased water use. This may happen because homeowners expand their landscaped areas or use more water for other purposes when they have graywater available.If water conservation is the primary goal, the first step should be reducing outdoor water use, not using graywater to preserve landscaping that is inappropriate for local climate conditions. For example, in arid regions, water-efficient landscaping provides much larger reductions in water demand than graywater reuse.Graywater reuse for toilet flushing and other indoor uses offers the greatest opportunities for water conservation and does not reduce the amount of water available to downstream water users, as use for outdoor irrigation can. This is a particular value in many western states, where water laws restrict some uses of alternative water supplies to protect the availability of water to downstream water rights holders. Sybil Sharvelle is Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University. Stephanie Johnson, senior staff officer with the Water Science and Technology Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, contributed to this article. This originally appeared at The Conversation. GREEN PRODUCT GUIDE RELATED ARTICLES last_img read more

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Perlas 1, Ato ni Bai rule BVR Puerto Galera leg

first_imgFamilies in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa AFP official booed out of forum Read Next LeBron gets 30k points, 8k rebounds, 8k assists after Cavs win LATEST STORIES Charo Soriano and Bea Tan went home as the Women’s Division champions for the Puerto Galera leg of the third BVR On TourPerlas 1 and Ato Ni Bai ruled their recent leg of their respective divisions in the Beach Volleyball Republic (BVR) on Tour Season 3 over the weekend in Puerto Galera.Perlas 1, composed of BVR founders Charo Soriano and Bea Tan, emerged victorious in the women’s division after topping Babylove Barbon and Genesa Eslapor of UST 1, 21-14, 26-24, in the finals.ADVERTISEMENT Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Meanwhile, Ato Ni Bai, made up of Jade Bacalado and Calvin Sarte, bested Pemie Bagalay and KR Guzman of Kremie, 21-13, 21-17.After another successful staging of BVR on Tour, Tan said the group is now looking to take beach volleyball to new places.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“BVR has always been frequent in Northern parts of Luzon hitting Cagayan Province, Ilocos, Pangasinan and La Union. This year it is in our plans to expand to other coastal communities of the Philippines specifically Southern Luzon areas, Visayas, and Mindanao,” she said.The winning teams earned P30,000 each while the losing finalists took home P10,000. LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatuslast_img read more

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2015 World Cup Finals on TV!

first_imgRelive the 2015 Touch World Cup Open’s finals on Channel Nine and GEM! The 2015 Touch World Cup Finals, featuring the best Touch Football talent on the planet across the Men’s, Women’s and Mixed (Open’s) divisions is set to light up Channel’s Nine’s Sunday NRL telecast from Sunday, 31 May with an hour-long highlights package of each divisions’ finals matches leading into the regular Sunday afternoon NRL timeslot (NSW and NT). In Queensland, the games will be broadcast earlier on Channel Nine’s GEM channel. Full times and dates of the broadcast can be found below. The Touch World Cup finals will be broadcast into over 50 countries across Asia Pacific and Europe via Fox International, Star TV and Eurosport. Australia continued its domination of the Touch World Cup in early May, recording its eighth successive Touch World Cup title, including wins in each of the three Open’s divisions. Don’t miss the 2015 Touch World Cup finals at the following times:New South Wales/ACT (Channel Nine)Mixed Open – Sunday, 31 May – 2:30pm followed by Dragons v Sharks Women’s Open – Sunday, 7 June – 2:30pm followed by Sharks v Roosters Men’s Open – Sunday, 14 June – 2:30pm followed by Titans v BulldogsQueensland (GEM)  Mixed Open – Sunday, 31 May – 9.30am Women’s Open – Sunday, 7 June – 10.00am Men’s Open – Sunday, 14 June – 10.00amNorthern Territory (Channel Nine)Mixed Open – Sunday, 31 May – 2:00pm followed by Dragons v SharksWomen’s Open – Sunday, 7 June – 2:00pm followed by Sharks v RoostersMen’s Open – Sunday, 14 June – 2:00pm followed by Titans v BulldogsTo watch highlights from the 2015 Touch World Cup, please visit the TWC YouTube channel – www.youtube.com/2015touchworldcup. Related LinksWorld Cup on TV!last_img read more

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Baker Mayfield Calls It “Ridiculous” That Buddy Hield Didn’t Win Player Of The Year

first_imgA closeup of a helmetless Baker Mayfield.NORMAN, OK – DECEMBER 3: Quarterback Baker Mayfield #6 of the Oklahoma Sooners during warm ups before the game Oklahoma State Cowboys December 3, 2016 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Oklahoma State 38-20 to become Big XII champions. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)Thursday afternoon, it was announced that Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine – not Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield – had won the AP’s Player of the Year award in college basketball. Valentine had a fantastic season, leading MSU to a Big Ten Tournament title and a 2-seed in the NCAA Tournament, but there is certainly a faction of fans who believe that Hield, whose dominance has been on display the past two weeks, was the most deserving player.Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield – who is probably a little biased – is one of them. Mayfield took to Twitter this afternoon to call it “ridiculous” that Valentine won the award over Hield. He even went as far as to say that Hield got “robbed.”This is ridiculous, POTY is supposed to go to the best player. Our man got robbed. Plus who’s team is still playing? https://t.co/k0uiq17kur— Baker Mayfield (@baker_mayfield6) March 31, 2016Whoever voted on this should be ashamed of themselves. We know who the real POTY is. Buddy deserves it, and he’ll show us why these next 2— Baker Mayfield (@baker_mayfield6) March 31, 2016Mayfield also noted that it’s Hield’s OU squad, not Valentine’s MSU, that is still playing.We imagine that Mayfield’s opinion will be popular in Norman.last_img read more

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Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh resigns seat in Ontario legislature

first_imgTORONTO – Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has resigned his seat in Ontario’s legislature.Singh, 38, had served as a member of provincial parliament since 2011, representing the riding of Bramalea-Gore-Malton.He was elected leader of the federal New Democrats on Oct. 1 and became the first visible minority to claim the leadership of a federal party.He does not yet hold a seat in the House of Commons and has indicated he may not seek one until the next election in 2019.Singh is expected to meet with Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath Monday at Queen’s Park.last_img

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