Vacant shops to relieve Limerick housing shortage

first_imgTwitter Families move into new €18.5m housing development in Limerick’s O’Malley Park RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Minister to address chamber on national plans 127 Mid West children homeless NewsHousingVacant shops to relieve Limerick housing shortageBy Editor – December 16, 2017 6514 WhatsApp Advertisement TAGScommercial premisesconversionDailDamien Englisheoghan murphyHousinglimerickMaria Byrneover the shopplanning permissionvacant shops Printcenter_img Over the shop accommodation in Limerick City.Vacant shops could soon be turned into homes to help tackle the housing shortage in Limerick.Proposals were brought to Government this week for vacant commercial premises to be made into housing units without the need for planning permission.Limerick Fine Gael Senator Maria  Byrne said: “These draft regulations will allow the conversion of certain vacant commercial premises here in Limerick such as empty retail units and “over the shop” type spaces to homes without the need for planning permission.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “This will have the dual benefit of creating urgently needed housing supply in high demand areas, while at the same time breathing new life into our towns and urban areas- many of which have been adversely affected by the economic downturn.“Fine Gael is fully committed to bringing as many vacant properties as possible back into use and maximising the use of existing resources.”“These new regulations brought forward by Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy and Minister of State Damien English will make it easier for property owners to re-imagine the use of vacant and under-used buildings without having to go through the planning process.“These are the first of a series of measures to streamline the various regulatory requirements relating to the conversion of vacant spaces for residential use,”.“We want to once again show how the planning system can be responsive to current needs and demands, by removing the need for planning consent where appropriate and thereby provide greater efficiencies in the system.“All elements of the three sets of proposals brought forward today have the potential to have a very real and positive impact on the people of Limerick”“The Joint Oireachtas Committee will discuss these proposals in early 2018 so that the new provisions can be brought into operation as soon as possible,” she explained.More housing news here Facebook Call for rent controls and a ban on economic evictions Linkedin Email Previous article‘Farcical’ failure to confirm drug prevention spending for 2018Next articleMissing man’s body found in Limerick Editor Limerick TD calls for more resources for mental health services Minister for Housing and Urban Development visits Southilllast_img read more

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Watch Dave Matthews & Trey Anastasio’s Acoustic “Waste” From Radio City [Multi-Cam Video]

first_imgThis past Saturday, January 6th at Radio City Music Hall in New York, music fans from all over came together for an evening of charitable giving and fantastic music at A Concert For Island Relief. The show featured performances from Hurray For The Riff Raff, Aaron Neville, Trey Anastasio Band and, finally, a Dave Matthews solo acoustic set to close the evening.Trey Anastasio Shares Heartwarming Post About Tortola Visit Following Concert For Island ReliefHowever, while Dave’s set was predominantly a solo affair (aside from some added brass on “Mercy”, “Satellite”, and “Save Me”), the highlight of his set came at its end, when he returned to the stage and invited Anastasio to join him for a duet on the first of four encore songs.Trey took the stage with an acoustic guitar, and together the two ran through a beautiful version of Phish‘s “Waste”, written by Anastasio and Tom Marshall more than twenty years ago. Following the performance, which saw Trey and Dave trade verses before harmonizing on the chorus and bridge sections, Dave giddily leaned in to the microphone.”That’s Trey,” he remarked, pointing to Anastasio. “That’s my favorite song.”That assertion from Matthews has plenty of historical background. Dave Matthews Band covered the song 15 times on their 2001 tour, and two more times in 2002. Then, during Phish’s hiatus, Trey joined Dave on Dave & Friends tour, during which the pair would include an acoustic duo portion of their sets, covering songs from both Phish and Dave’s catalogues–often including “Waste”.Watch the multi-camera video (synced with taper audio) of Trey Anastasio and Dave Matthews playing Phish’s “Waste” below via YouTube user ChesterCopperpot5:For more videos and a full review from the memorable evening, head here.SETLIST: Dave Matthews | A Concert For Island Relief | Radio City Music Hall | New York, NY |  1/6/2017Set: Don’t Drink the Water, Stay or Leave, Funny the Way It Is, So Damn Lucky, Samurai Cop, Grey Street, Mercy*, Satellite*& Save Me*&, Some Devil, Dancing NanciesEncore: [email protected], The Maker#, Iko Iko#, I Want To Take You Higher#* w/ Rashawn Ross& w/ Ben The Sax [email protected] w/ Trey Anastasio# w/ Trey Anastasio Band, Rashawn Ross & Aaron Neville[h/t – JamBase]last_img read more

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Cricket News Ishant Sharma takes jibe at Australian media over ‘no balls’

first_imgNew Delhi: Indian pacer Ishant Sharma on Saturday took a jibe at the Australian media when there discussion started over front-foot no balls in the second Test match on Day 2. Ishant was speaking about bowling couple of no balls without grabbing on-field umpire’s attention.During a press conference, Ishant said, “Maybe Australian media should answer the question. Not me. I have been playing cricket for so long. And these things happen. Because you are a human, you are bound to make a mistake. I was not worried about it at all’’.“Whenever Virat is batting we feel confident. We finished the day in a strong position. Hopefully they will both continue. The game is in the balance right now. Hopefully we will dominate the first session tomorrow’’,  Ishant added.Also Read | Addicted to PUBG? Check out the side-effects of playing online gamesKohli’s unbeaten 82 coupled with Ajinkya Rahane’s counter attacking 51 helped India overcome the cheap dismissals of Murali Vijay (0) and K L Rahul (2).“Rahane added quickfire 20-30 runs and they were really needed at that time. If they had played defence then Australia would have stayed on their plans and it was important for him to counter attack to force them to change plans,” he added.Earlier, Kohli added 74 runs for the third wicket with Cheteshwar Pujara helped Indian side after the collapse of both the openers cheaply. Currently, Virat Kohli is at crease with 82 runs.Talking about the day 2, Ishant added, “When Pujara defends, the ball doesn’t go past the square. I have played against him and I know how difficult it is to bowl at him. He makes the bowlers tired. I knew if he stays he can do wonders. It was unfortunate the way he got out. We don’t get those wickets that easily, going down leg and caught behind. Then, Jinx and Virat played pretty good shots which shifted momentum in our side and we ended the day pretty well’’.Ishant further said, “I think the wicket was really slow at that time. It wasn’t as up and down as it was after lunch when there was something there for the bowlers. The first hour was the best time to bat on at that wicket. As a senior bowler, a responsibility has been added’’.“Whenever there is tough situation I like to bowl and take wickets. I have seen senior bowlers put up their hand in tough situations in the past and at that time I didn’t know much about it. But now in tough situations, I want to do the same’’, he added.Ishant Sharma picked up 4/41 as India managed to bowl Australia out for 326 on the second day of the Perth Test. Kohli will be looking to score a century tomorrow while Rahane will be aiming to help India take the lead.“Whenever there is tough situation I like to bowl and take wickets. I have seen senior bowlers put up their hand in tough situations in the past and at that time I didn’t know much about it. But now in tough situations, I want to do the same’’, he said.Also Read | Flipkart’s co-founder Binny Bansal to begin his second innings, know moreIndia lead the four-match series 1-0 following their 31-run win at Adelaide and they entered the second game high on confidence.“On day one, we need to be patient otherwise if you think there is going to be lot of bounce and I will bounce them out, it will not work. Bowling to good areas is really important on these kind of wickets.“That’s why we kept bowling in the right areas, and keep on hitting those good lengths. The aim is to find out what the good length is, speak among each other, and then it becomes easier for everybody to find those lengths and bowl,” he added.Praising Jasprit Bumrah, who was the stand-out Indian bowler in the first innings, Sharma said, “I don’t think he is improving. When he made his debut he had already improved (from a white-ball cricketer). That is why he was picked. The good thing about him is he gives his heart out and you only need to support him.“Maybe he was beating the bat couple of times but he was bowling 140 every single time. He never gives up, which is the best sign for any fast bowler.”India have no spinner in this match and R Ashwin’s absence also means that their tail begins at number eight with Sharma himself. The pacer said that it was a matter of time before the runs came from lower order.“It was not my decision who plays. I am happy to join the team and do well. Yes maybe abroad, we are not scoring as many as we can but no other teams are doing too. If Australia comes to India, their tail doesn’t score many runs. So it’s about the home team”.“We are not used to that kind of bounce and pace and that kind of thing. Yes we are working on our batting skills as well so slowly we will get used to it. Maybe some day our bowlers will score a 50 too”, he signed off.(With inputs from PTI)  For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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The Latest: French tennis hopes to resume training on Monday

first_imgSpahn tells Germany’s Deutschlandfunk radio that “the basic concept makes sense and can also be an example for other pro sports.”Hertha suspended Kalou on Monday after he live-streamed a video of himself greeting teammates with physical contact and bursting in on a teammate’s coronavirus test.Germany’s top two soccer divisions are planning to return this month with a program of regular testing for players. The clubs have also asked players to train in small groups until now and to observe social distancing.There were 10 positive tests from coronavirus samples taken last week from the 36 clubs in the top two divisions.___ Associated Press FFT president Bernard Giudicelli says the protocol proposed was “favorably received by the sports ministry” and could lead to the resumption of training and other amateur activities.Professional players would train on outside courts only at the national training center in western Paris or other approved training centers if approved. The national training center was made available for COVID-19 patients at the height of the virus outbreak.Social distancing will remain in place with all staff on site obliged to wear protective masks. Players will not be required to wear them under the proposed guidelines.All players must arrive alone and in their tennis gear and with their own rackets. Players will have a maximum of six balls and must serve only with their marked balls. All participants must keep their towels inside a bag throughout their stay.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The French Tennis Federation hopes professional players can resume individual training if the lockdown ends as planned on Monday. Second-division German soccer club Erzgebirge Aue has put its entire squad in home isolation after a member of staff tested positive for the coronavirus.It’s the first confirmed case in the German league’s second round of testing. It comes a day before a government meeting on loosening lockdown measures to pave the way for soccer to return in empty stadiums.Aue didn’t name the staff member involved. All players, coaches and backroom staff will stay at home ahead of more coronavirus testing on Thursday.Ten people tested positive last week from the 36 clubs in the top two men’s divisions. That included two Cologne players and a staff member. The club did not put its squad in isolation.___ The Latest: French tennis hopes to resume training on Monday May 5, 2020 Belgian soccer players and their fans are engaging in a virtual wave to support health care workers and raise money for the Red Cross amid the coronavirus pandemic.The Belgian soccer association is encouraging fans to upload short videos of themselves doing the wave. Just like Belgium internationals Dries Mertens, Thomas Meunier and Jan Vertonghen.The association is giving fans the opportunity to upload videos until June 13. That is the date Belgium was set to play its first game at the European Championship. The tournament was postponed by a year because of the pandemic.___Health Minister Jens Spahn has defended German soccer’s plans to resume the season with regular coronavirus testing after Hertha Berlin forward Salomon Kalou posted a video flouting social distancing measures. More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

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