Pledge your Garden to Pollinators for Earth Day

first_imgBilly Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSEarth DayKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live LimerickNewsPledge your Garden to Pollinators for Earth DayBy Meghann Scully – April 22, 2021 79 Linkedin Twitter Previous article#LimerickAndProud reached 8.6 million people worldwideNext articleLimerick City and County Council to CPO a further 24 derelict properties Meghann Scully center_img Print Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Advertisement Photo by Fateme Alaie on Unsplash TO mark Earth Day [today Thursday 22 April 2021], Limerick City and County Council is encouraging as many homeowners as possible to put their garden on the map by pledging their garden to pollinators.The restrictions since 2020 due to Covid-19 has led to a renewed interest in our own gardens with more and more people making their garden much more wildlife friendly.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Any garden – big or small – with a few simple changes can provide more food and shelter for our pollinating insects, while at the same time creating a beautiful, colourful garden for you, your family and eventually guests to enjoy.More information is available on the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan website.Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Michael Collins said: “Limerick City and County Council is a signatory to the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan and to celebrate Earth Day I would encourage as many Limerick citizens as possible to ‘Pledge your Garden to Pollinators’.”Taking the online pledge is a simple process. At the click of a button you are given a variety of actions you may undertake, such as, Don’t Mow Let It Grow, leaving patches of nettles, planting pollinator friendly perennials.Almost 500 gardens have been registered nationally to date. Pledging your garden to this initiative means you will be part of a network of pollinator-friendly pit stops dotted across Ireland. For further information see the Pollinators website.In addition the Mayor welcomed the uptake by Tidy Towns and other groups across the city and country of the uptake of the Council’s Don’t Mow Let It Grow/ Let It Bee initiative across the city and county.Signage has been provided to more than 25 Tidy Towns and other groups interested in promoting pollinator friendly mowing.Any groups looking for Don’t Mow Let It Grow/ Let It Bee signage should contact Limerick City and County Council on 061 556000 | email: [email protected] | Log on to My Limerick on Limerick.ie. Email WhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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Figures show sharp fall in Council’s house acquisition

first_img Previous articleHopes for improved ambulance cover in West TyroneNext articleStorm Erik leaves some homes & businesses in Donegal without power News Highland Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford Figures show sharp fall in Council’s house acquisition Facebook Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Donegal County Council has bought a total of 215 houses over the lifetime of the current council, with 175 houses in the council’s ownership and a further 40 agreed purchases which are awaiting legal transfer.The majority of the houses were bought in 2016 and 2017.The figures have been published by the executive in response to a question from Cllr Jack Murray.They show that in 2014, the council bought 15 houses, rising to 22 in 2015. 2016 saw a rise of almost 300% to 60 houses, with a slight fall back to 57 in 2017.Last year, there was a sharp fall, with 21 houses bought in 2018.The council says it is continuing to source suitable properties for acquisition this year.Of the houses bought so far, 49 were bought in the Letterkenny Municipal District, 37 in Inishowen, 35 in Glenties, 34 in Stranorlar and 20 in the Donegal Municipal District. Google+ Twitter Google+center_img By News Highland – February 9, 2019 Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

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10 Things to Know About VxRail and VxRack SDDC

first_imgIT transformation is now more attainable than ever for organizations with VMware environments. With the latest announcements from VxRail and VxRack SDDC, Dell EMC advancements in hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) are making it possible for customers to accelerate modernization and build an end-to-end VMware cloud.Ready to make the most of this product launch and the growing HCI opportunity? Here are 10 key things to know about the newest releases of VxRail and VxRack SDDC.The #1 HCI portfolio, now even better. Dell EMC VxRail and VxRack SDDC deliver continuous innovation with leading edge technology that further advances the industry’s #1 HCI portfolio.*The only HCI jointly engineered with VMware. VxRail and VxRack SDDC are the only HCI solutions jointly engineered with VMware for seamless integration, automated set-up and upgrades, common management and orchestration, and single-call support.A clear path to an end-to-end VMware cloud. These solutions open a clear and defined path to an end-to-end VMware cloud, and they accelerate a customer’s ability to predictably transform to a multi-cloud environment.Faster, simpler modernization. VxRail and VxRack SDDC simplify modernization, improve operational efficiencies, automate deployment, and accelerate time to production.Embracing the latest advancements. Create certainty with next-generation technology that future-proof customers’ IT infrastructure through NVMe cache drives and 25Gbps network connectivity on VxRail.Harnessing the power of the 14th generation. VxRack SDDC is now built on VxRail based on 14th generation PowerEdge servers, optimized for HCI.Flexible scalability. Customers can start small with as few as 3 nodes with VxRail and expand in single nodes with flexibility to mix and match node types, including across generations.The Dell Technologies story. This evolving HCI leadership is part of a bigger story that puts Dell EMC at the epicenter of the world’s largest technology company—one that delivers a truly unified yet simple experience for customers solving complex problems.Foundations for a cloud-first world. HCI is a key foundational component of Dell EMC transforming IT for a cloud-first world. Customers are embracing a cloud-first operating model to enable them to quickly implement new ideas, lower complexity and risk, and create transparent and efficient systems.On May 1, it begins. These product advancements for VxRail and VxRack SDDC were announced to customers at Dell Technologies World on May 1, 2018. Get ready to seize the momentum coming out of the event.Start building credibility and demand with your customers with a complete library of assets for Dell EMC VxRail and VxRack SDDC *Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker, 3Q17 Vendor Revenue, December 2017last_img read more

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ECB vows changes to address racism in cricket

first_img(REUTERS) – The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has acknowledged that the sport is not immune to systemic racism and says it will address the issue and try to bring “meaningful and long-term change” to the game.Athletes across a range of sports have spoken out about racism after the death of George Floyd, a black man who died on May 25 after a white policeman knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes in Minneapolis.“We have listened carefully to those who have spoken out in recent weeks about their experiences of being black in cricket, sport and society,” the ECB said in a statement. “We admire them for being vocal on this crucial topic.“We know that systemic racism spans institutions and sectors across the country and we know that our sport is not immune. We truly believe that cricket is a game for everyone but understand that sadly, barriers to its enjoyment exist for many communities.”Former England batsman Michael Carberry said cricket was “rife with racism” while fast bowler James Anderson said the team will consider a joint anti-racism protest with West Indies during their three-Test series next month. The ECB said they had made progress in bringing the game to more people and that they would “break down barriers and reform our structures”.“We will now work to engage community leaders and black influencers within cricket so that we can review and evolve our existing inclusion and diversity work and specifically address the issues raised by the black community,” it added.“From there, it is our overall desire to create demonstrable action, in order to deliver meaningful and long-term change that permeates every layer of the game.”last_img read more

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Henson: Some spring camp observations

first_imgThere are a lot of reasons to be excited about the immediate future of the Wisconsin football program.You know the obvious ones:The dynamic running back duo of Montee Ball and James White.The return of linebacker Chris Borland and several talented members of the defense.Three returning starters on one of the nation’s top offensive lines that’s showing no signs of slowing down.But spring camp gives us an opportunity to watch the guys you won’t hear about in the pre-season magazines. It allows us to see the emergence of new leaders as the foundation is built for a season yet again filled with high expectations.So with that, here are some spring observations for all those already counting down the days to football season (myself included) as we close in on the final four spring practices.Defense playing with a new swaggerIt’s one of the first things you notice when you watch the Badger defense practice: It plays with a mean streak and it isn’t afraid to celebrate.The defense has taken on the personality of its new coach – defensive coordinator Chris Ash – and its vocal leader, senior safety Aaron Henry.Under previous coordinator Dave Doeren, the UW defense was very workmanlike and steady. It rarely blitzed and just went about its business, making key plays when it had to.Ash and his assistant coaches want the defense to be more aggressive. They want the players to feed of each other’s energy. This group is still very workmanlike, but now it plays with a pronounced swagger and it makes it known each time it takes the field.Heck, it even practices its celebrations during a pick-six drill.The Badgers have embraced this new mentality, and Henry has made a point to keep the energy level high during practice. Henry’s voice is heard just about every snap, calling out assignments or pumping up a teammate.“I got to get everybody going. Me being a leader, I have to be that spark,” Henry said. “It’s about coming out here and having fun, but before all that we still have to make sure we are doing our job.”Converted defensive backs stand out at linebackerMost Badger fans don’t know much about Kevin Claxton or Conor O’Neill, but that should change in due time.Claxton is in line to start this season at outside linebacker after getting some meaningful snaps as a junior last season. Claxton started his career at safety before making the switch to linebacker and getting his weight up to 233 pounds.One thing about Claxton’s game has become very clear this spring – he can hit.I asked Claxton how he would describe his playing style. There was no hesitation in his answer.“Very physical. I like to punish fools,” Claxton said. “That’s my game. Anybody that’s in my way, I try to punish them.”Surely sounds like the kind of player Ash and company are looking for. They’ve also found another one in O’Neill.The redshirt sophomore has been one of the biggest surprises this spring, and he could be a dark horse selection to develop into a star down the road.O’Neill came to UW as a linebacker, but after struggling to put on weight, he made the move to safety. During the offseason, though, O’Neill finally put on some muscle and got his weight up above 220 pounds.Despite the added weight, O’Neill kept his quickness, so he was moved back to linebacker, where he has flourished as a playmaker this spring.His back-to-back interceptions Saturday had the entire defense excited, and O’Neill tends to find himself in the right place at the right time. He has a nose for the ball, and he’ll make a name for himself before his time in Madison is done.Numbers can be deceivingThe Badgers must replace five starters on defense and seven on offense in 2011.That’s a lot of quality that needs to be replenished, but UW still has a ton of experience remaining – and it shows. On both sides of the ball, there are still plenty of familiar faces.On defense, for example, Borland and cornerback Devin Smith have each started games earlier in their career.And on the defensive line, upwards of 11 players rotated in and out last year, gaining valuable experience in big game environments.“The numbers can be deceiving,” senior defensive tackle Patrick Butrym said. “You look at all the depth that we return. We have so many guys that have had valuable experience. It’s a good thing.”“The turnover is so small this year, and it’s nice because you have to teach so little,” he added. “That’s so helpful that we can just jump right into it.”It’s a similar situation on the offensive side.Ryan Groy has started. Travis Frederick and Josh Ogelsby have as well.Running backs Ball and White carried the load with John Clay injured, while tight ends Jake Byrne and Jacob Pedersen have plenty of experience to draw from.Long story short, don’t expect inexperience to be an issue as the Badgers reload for another run at a Big Ten title.“They have all seen games, and it’s really nice when you can put someone in there who has seen action,” junior center Pete Konz said. “And I’m not talking about third string against Austin Peay. I’m talking about first string, Big Ten-type of defenses, so we are pretty comfortable with that.”Quarterback is the one position where a fresh face will be thrown into the fire as a starter for the first time, but if the spring is any indication, that signal caller will have plenty of seasoned talent surrounding him.Max is a senior majoring in journalism. Want to talk spring football? Send an email to [email protected]last_img read more

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