TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post LimerickNewsMassive Project will alleviate the risk of flooding in LimerickBy Mark Reilly – May 26, 2021 379 Print Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement WhatsApp Twitter Facebook LIMERICK City and County Council has appointed RPS Consulting Engineers to work on the Limerick City and Environs Flood Relief Scheme after the Office of Public Works sanctioned the appointment with funding provided through the National Development Plan 2018-2030.The objective of the project is the identification, design and delivery of a flood relief scheme that is technically, socially, environmentally and economically acceptable to alleviate the risk of flooding to communities in Limerick city and its environs.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Consultants will develop and expand on the CFRAM work and use more detailed surveys and models to confirm the flood risks and establish the required flood protection works and associated benefits.The areas included in the broader Limerick City and Environs Flood Relief Scheme include:City Centre QuaysThomondgateCorballyAnnacottyMontpelierThe DocklandsCondell RoadBallinacurraRosbrienBallysimonOld Cratloe RoadWestbury and Shannon BanksIt will also include public realm elements of the URDF-funded Worldclass Waterfront project and the consideration of greenways and blueways along the Shannon and Dooradoyle.The flood relief scheme currently being progressed for King’s Island will form part of the Limerick City & Environs flood relief scheme and this scheme is currently awaiting approval from An Bord Pleanála.Separate flood relief schemes are also being developed for Castleconnell and Athea. Consultants are to be appointed for the Adare flood relief scheme later this year.An initial Public Consultation period will commence later this summer where the views of the public and other interested parties will be sought on the key issues to be considered.The period will also allow for the submission of any relevant local information to inform the project.Geotechnical Investigations and Topographic and Environmental surveys will also commence on the ground this year to inform the scheme options.Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Michael Collins said: “The risk of being flooded is very real risk for many people across Limerick city. The appointment of these consultants will begin the process of developing flood defences for Limerick. It is hugely important that we protect ourselves from flooding and it must be done in a sensitive and environmentally appropriate manner.”“Those devastating images and stories of people flooded in their homes have to become a thing of the past. We need to future proof our homes and businesses from the effects of climate change.”RPS Project Manager, Brendan Brice said “RPS is delighted to be appointed by Limerick City and County Council and the Office of Public Works as Engineering and Environmental Consultants for this important infrastructure project for Limerick City & Environs. RPS is committed to the absolute delivery of our clients’ projects and we look forward to working with all key stakeholders over the coming years to develop a scheme that will reduce flood risk and be compatible with the Council’s objectives for the public realm in the city.”A Cost Benefit exercise will be completed in Stage I, and where the scheme is assessed as being cost beneficial, it will progress to the planning and development stage. Email Previous articleMartin keeps cool after €1 million lottery winNext articleLimerick Camogie Announce Under-16 Panel Mark Reillyhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick
WLS-TV(CHICAGO) — The Chicago Police Department is mourning two of its officers who were hit and killed by a train while chasing a suspected gunman Monday night, officials said.Eduardo Marmolejo, 37, and Conrad Gary, 31, were chasing the suspect around 6 p.m. when they were hit by a train that may have been traveling 70 mph, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson told reporters. The officers, both fathers of young children, died at the scene, Johnson said.The two officers were killed “doing the most dangerous thing any police officer can do, and that is to chase an individual with a gun,” Johnson said.A suspect was apprehended and a weapon was recovered, police said.“These brave young men were consumed by identifying a potential threat to their community and put the safety of others above their own,” Johnson said. Gary had been on the force for 18 months, and Marmolejo for 2 1/2 years, Chicago Police Department officials said.“This knocks you back on your heels,” Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel told reporters.“There are no words to express our grief, our sense of loss,” Emanuel said. “We as a city have to measure up and remind them, they’re part of our family.”The deaths come just one month after Chicago police officer Samuel Jimenez was fatally shot in the neck while trying to protect employees and patients during a shooting at Chicago’s Mercy Hospital.Other police departments, as well as other Chicago police districts, are offering an outpouring of sympathy for the latest Chicago officers, members of the department’s fifth district, killed in the line of duty.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Submit Share Digitain and LSports double up for simulated tennis roll out June 30, 2020 Share StumbleUpon GVC Foundation backs Eastern European Championship tennis appeal June 17, 2020 Related Articles Tennis has always been a key component of any sportsbook, with its fast paced, back and forth nature lending itself perfectly to betting, particularly around in-play markets.However, while sports such as football have enjoyed significant increases in both betting innovation and market coverage, tennis has been left a little behind.The importance of the delivery shouldn’t be underestimated, with tennis fans seeking data of such breadth and detail to enrich their consumption of the sport.We caught up with Dotan Lazar, Co-Founder and VP Sales at LSports Data, who explained how his company’s LVision product is serving up better information for punters and enhancing tennis betting for operators. SBC: How important is the LVision when it comes to taking data to the next level for both bettors and operators? DL: LVision is the first in the market to offer this kind of solution, which provides something new and exciting. When players visit sites with LVision, they are inundated with crucial information; they see exactly where the ball is, its speed, shot statistics, heat maps of players positions and ball landings. This detail eradicates the need for the players to leave the operator site and visit a stream of the game. This product is something that all betting and media companies should turn in to a market standard. SBC: Can you tell our readership a little more about the LVision product and what it can add for operators? DL: Basically, LVision is all about converting streaming into feeds and data. As a result of this, retention rates will increase significantly, while giving the media industry new data insights and new live markets for the betting industry, starting with tennis.Introducing new technology to this continually evolving industry allows our partners to benefit from a fresh cutting edge and increase their online capabilities.SBC: Can you tell us more about how the LVision can benefit with regards to customer retention?DL: When customers visiting online websites, they are always looking out for detailed statistics, as they seek to gain an advantage over the operator, so delivering this wealth of information is an incredibly exciting prospect. It means that during tennis events, fans, followers and punters can consume everything they desire in one place. With LVision combining both the animated visualisations and the informative data to provide the complete immersive tennis experience. SBC: Can you detail some of the markets that LVision can add to an operator’s portfolio?DL: The technology will allow a whole variety of markets, the list below is just the markets we will offer upon LVision’s initial launch:· Next Point Rally Under / Over· Next Point Odd / Even Shots· Last Player to Hit the ball Home / Away · 1st Set Winner shots Under / Over· Highest Point Streak Under / Over· Baseline Point Conversion Under / Over · Net Point Conversion Under / OverSBC: Finally, how many events will the LVision cover and is there room for it to expand to new sports?DL: Initially, we will be covering an average of 1,000 events per month, with some of the leading sportsbooks already taking steps to integrate the feeds into their platforms.The feed also has room to evolve to a variety of new sports, including those in the US market. We believe these are incredibly exciting times for LVision as a company. ATP Tennis makes virtual sports debut with IMG ARENA March 30, 2020