Update: ESB say they are not liable for pole that has been ‘crashed into three times and is still standing’

first_img Twitter By Alan Hartnett – 24th March 2021 Electric Picnic Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Twitter Update: ESB say they are not liable for pole that has been ‘crashed into three times and is still standing’ Electric Picnic TAGSBorris-in-Ossory-Mountmellick MunicipalESBOllie Clooney “Nobody wants to see a fatality here and this is exactly what could happen if the pole is not removed.”In response to Cllr Clooney’s call, engineer Edmund Kenny said he would arrange a meeting between the council and the ESB. Home News Council Update: ESB say they are not liable for pole that has been… NewsCouncil Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival WhatsApp Council RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR He said: “Laois County Council will visit the site with the utility provider to ascertain whose responsibility it is to relocate the pole.”But now, the ESB have released a statement to say that they have carried out a site survey and they are not liable.They said: “The poles in question are not ESB Networks Assets.“ESB are not responsible for moving them and are not liable for any of the safety issues you indicate that they are presenting to the public.“This has been verified by the Local ESB Networks Supervisor during a site visit today.”Separately, Cllr Clooney called on the Council to repair the dangerous footpath on the Derry Road, DurrowHe said: “We are trying to encourage people to get out and walk so we need to provide the service.“This footpath is very poor and needs to be repaired.”In reply, engineer Edmund Kenny said: “Laois County Council will survey the footpath identified and revert to the Elected Member once complete.”SEE ALSO – Tragic news as Gardai end search for missing Laois man Pole on The Swan Road, Durrow The ESB say they are not liable for a pole on a Laois road after a Laois County Councillor called on them to ‘cop on and act before somebody is killed’.Speaking at a recent meeting of the Borris-In-Ossory-Mountmellick Municipal District, Cllr Ollie Clooney outlined the issues with the offending pole which is located on the Swan Road near The Harps GAA pitch.He said: “This pole has nine lives – it has been crashed into three times and it is still standing. Pinterest Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Previous articleMeet the Laois man playing an integral role in the Republic of Ireland’s 2022 World Cup hopesNext articleThe Midweek Podcast: Local Garda tries his hand at comedy, Mountrath to feature in short film documentary and Ballyroan musician’s fundraiser for Cuisle Centre Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Mary Sweeney elected Cathaoirleach of Portlaoise Municipal District for next 12 monthslast_img read more

News / New container technology will cut handling charges, claims Tworty

first_img The development of a new type of 20ft container technology has taken a step further with the completion of a trial shipment of the so-called Tworty Box.Developed by Hamburg-based Tworty Gmbh and built by German manufacturer of special containers Drehtainer, the Tworty box – so christened as it is comprised of two 20ft boxes that can be coupled together to form one 40ft box – has had its first trial shipment completed.“At the beginning of April the boxes were loaded in coupled condition on board OOCL’s container vessel “OOCL Montreal”. They were shipped as shipper-owned boxes on account of the Belgium headquartered LCL division of global forwarder DHL. Operated as a 40ft unit the coupled boxes were stuffed with 20 tonnes of break bulk cargo (mainly car parts and granulate) for Canadian consignees,” the company has announced.A similar system has also been under development in the UK by Container Group Technology (CGT), as previously reported in The Loadstar, although there do appear to be differences in design. The CGT design has focused on expanding the internal dimensions of the container to allow more pallets to be loaded, primarily achieved by flattening the front wall, as opposed to the traditional corrugated form. The two units can be coupled together but in a way that sees the doors of each facing the other – if left open the doors create a single 40ft, or if they are closed it is two 20ft boxes that are almost completely theft-proof. The Tworty design, on the other hand, sees the 20ft containers built with doors at both ends. The second set of doors opens from the inside and can only be locked from the inside. However, the internal doors can then be fixed to the container’s ceiling, to create a single 40ft box.The company has been marketing it to shipping lines on the basis of its proposed economics, especially in respect to the costs associated with the repositioning of empty containers – by combining two 20ft boxes carriers will save 50% on handling costs at container terminals. The company also claims that further savings can be made on storage costs, although it does concede some additional costs will be incurred with the coupling and de-coupling of the units.While shipping lines would be the natural buyers of such equipment, the parlous state of most carriers’ finances mean they are unlikely to invest significantly in container fleets, with more new orders placed by container leasing companies.Lessors are in difficult position in promoting this concept however, because it is shippers that would ultimately benefit from the new technology and shipping lines are uncomfortable with lessors and shippers talking directly.So the fact that it was DHL which was involved in the trial Tworty shipment to Canada is an interesting development, because if change is going to be driven into the container supply chain, it is clearly going to have to be propelled by the biggest forwarders and shippers. By Gavin van Marle 24/06/2013last_img read more

Eileen Atkins and Michael Gambon to Star in NYC Staging of Beckett’s All That Fall

first_img View Comments Trevor Nunn’s critically acclaimed mounting of Samuel Beckett’s radio play All That Fall will play a limited engagement at New York’s 59E59 Theaters. Eileen Atkins and Michael Gambon will star in the production, which runs from November 5 through December 8, 2013. BAFTA and Emmy Award winner Atkins is a four-time Tony Award nominee with stage credits that include Doubt, The Retreat From Moscow, Indiscretions, The Night of the Tribades, Vivat! Vivat Regina!, The Promise and The Killing of Sister George. Gambon earned a Tony nomination in 1997 for Skylight; the four-time BAFTA winner is known for his screen credits including The Singing Detective, Maigret and the Harry Potter series. Joining Atkins and Gambon in the off-Broadway show will be original London production cast members Ruairi Conaghan, Catherine Cusack and Frank Grimes. Additional casting will be announced. Nunn directs, with design by Cherry Truluck and sound by Paul Groothuis. Specially commissioned by the BBC as a radio play, All That Fall is set in rural Ireland and follows an aging woman (Atkins) who sets off to meet her blind, short-tempered husband (Gambon). Along the way, she encounters a handful of eccentric characters who offer “an inimitably idiosyncratic and at times hilarious perspective on loss, grief and old age.” The production had two sold-out runs in London in 2012last_img read more

WI seeks to end series drought in final Bangladesh ODI

first_imgWest Indies will look to cover the basic aspects of their game, hoping to end a string of series defeats when they face Bangladesh in the final One Day International at Sylhet today. Ahead of the day and night affair, West Indies skipper Rovman Powell told the media that despite winning the previous match, they are still not batting well.“We have to work on all three aspects of the game. One game doesn’t change the fact that we are still not batting well as a team and we still need to work on our bowling and fielding,” Powell said.The captain expressed concern at the senior batsmen getting starts but not pushing through. “It has been a pattern, but not just for them (seniors), for the batting unit. They are getting starts but not carrying on…we want to improve as a team; when you get going, just carry on and win games for West Indies,” Powell said.If the Maroon boys can cover the basics, the Jamaican all-rounder reckons a rare series win could be on the horizon. “It is on the tip of everyone’s tongue. West Indies haven’t won an ODI series for quite some time. This is a grand opportunity to change it. The guys are upbeat and confident of doing it tomorrow,” he said. The West Indies suffered a humiliating drubbing by Bangladesh in the Test series in November and December, when the home side wrapped up both matches inside three days.                                                                                                                           Powell expects the visitors to cut down on the extras, noting that in the last game, all the free hits went for boundaries, effectively being extra runs. The captain singled out Shai Hope, who scored a century in the last match, saying, “It is good that Hope got it in (the previous) game to level the series. As a team, we are just looking for each and every batter to stand up; it is just a collective effort as a team. We have to come together as a batting unit.” Personally, Powell, who is known more for his batting, said he wants to get runs for his personal game and confidence, pointing out that he is “trying to tick all the boxes, trying to prepare well and trying to get in the right frame of mind.”The 25-year-old Jamaican emphasised, “It is a fact, Bangladeshis don’t like fast bowling,” adding that his side intends to exploit this. “It seems like a typically Bangladeshi wicket, low and slow. So hopefully our team can adjust and get the win for West Indies,” he said.Powell also pointed out his fascination for the stadium, saying, “It is a beautiful stadium. I was amazed by the facilities. I am absolutely surprised. It looks very good.” The three-match series is locked 1-1 with the decider’s first ball set for 2am today.last_img read more

Windsurfers championed for SEA Games success

first_imgThe Windsurf Association subsequently sent the athletes to hone their skills in the RSX World Champions 2017 in Japan in September to prepare for the next Olympic Games, also to be held in Japan in 2020.  ‘Oat’ Natta­pong is currently ranked number 50 in the world in the Gold and Silver fleet and this month both he and Daow will remain in Pattaya and practice locally to prepare for upcoming competitions.Pattaya councilors at the meeting congratulated the two sailors on their achievements and stated that they are proud to have such skilled youths to represent Thailand and Pattaya, bringing joy to the country.  Thailand’s windsurfing has now stepped up to yet another level and looks set to grow further going forward. ‘Oat’ Nattapong Phonoparat (left) and ‘Daow’ Siriporn Kaewduang-ngam (right) wear their gold medals at a civic reception to celebrate their SEA Games success, held at the Surf Kitchen Restaurant in Jomtien on October 1.Pattaya windsurfers brought back pride and joy from the 29th Sea Games, held in Malaysia in August, returning with 2 gold medals and contributing to Thailand finishing runners-up to the host nation in the final overall medal table.A special ceremony was held at the Surf Kitchen Restaurant in Jomtien on October 1 to celebrate the success of the Thai windsurfing team.  Many civic dignitaries were in attendance to congratulate the victorious sailors including former city mayor Ittipol Khunplume, president of the Windsurf Association Pattaya and Vice Admiral Sorayut Danegtet, vice president of the Windsurf Association Thailand.Support Pattaya Mail – Click HereThe two gold medals performances came in the RS1 Mens competition, with ‘Oat’ Nattapong Phonoparat emerging as the champion, and the RS1 Womens category where ‘Daow’ Siriporn Kaewduang-ngam proved to be too good for her international rivals.last_img read more

Telegraph: Atletico line up Pochettino as possible Simeone replacement

first_imgAtletico Madrid are enduring their worst slump inform since Diego Simeone returned to the club as coach at the end of 2011.  Their biggest hope for silverware this year lies in the Champions League, but they have been drawn against European champions Liverpool in the round of 16.  05/02/2020 Simeone took over at Atleti on Dec. 23, 2011. Since then, they have won one La Liga, one Copa del Rey, one Spanish Supercopa, two Europa Leagues and two European Super Cups. Telegraph: El Atlético contempla el fichaje de Pochettino According to The Telegraph, Atletico are therefore looking at possible alternatives and former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has emerged as a candidate. The Argentine coach has been out of work since he left Spurs in November.  Upd. on 06/02/2020 at 10:10 CET IN SPORT.ES sport.es The Telegraph reports that Atletico’s sporting director Andrea Berta is a huge fan of Pohettino and has sounded him out in the case that either Simeone or Atletico decide a change is needed.  Simeone’s going through a delicate moment. His side sit sixth in La Liga, 13 points behind leaders Real Madrid, and were knocked out of the Copa del Rey by third-tier Cultural Leonesa.last_img read more