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Funds flow to fix County’s water system

first_imgWhatsApp Email Linkedin Facebook Advertisement MORE than €3mn is to be spent in Co Limerick on replacing 23km of watermain to avoid water being lost through the current leaky system. It comes a week after the Limerick Post reported that the city council was to spend more than €5mn on replacing 19km of watermains. This week, Phil Hogan, Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, approved Limerick County Council’s proposals to carry out extensive rehabilitation works in the County at an estimated cost of €3.065mn.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Minister Hogan’s stated: “It is difficult to justify major capital expenditure on new water supply infrastructure unless we also tackle high unaccounted for water levels in the existing supply systems. I expect local authorities to commence mains rehabilitation and replacement works with a value of over €320mn nationwide.”The Council intends to carry out the work to replace 22.865km of watermain along with 624 associated new individual services.According to the Minister’s department, common backyard services will also be replaced in accordance with the relevant Departmental Circulars.The rehabilitation works will tackle pipes that are ranked poorly in regard to age, condition, burst history and that have experienced level of service problems.“The Council’s priorities for water mains rehabilitation are to enhance the water quality, prevent mains failure, identify service pipe defects, improve pressure and flow, reduce interruptions to supply and address leakage and operational serviceability,” a Department of Environment statement said.The Minister’s approval now allows Limerick County Council to prepare contract documents for its water conservation proposals with the view to seeking tenders and having the works commence as soon as possible.center_img Previous articleMcManus ‘embarrassed’ at latest honourNext articleCattle moved from farm under garda escort admin Print Twitter NewsLocal NewsFunds flow to fix County’s water systemBy admin – August 15, 2011 661 last_img read more

Donald Fagen Suing Walter Becker Estate For Steely Dan Name Rights

first_imgDonald Fagen has just filed a lawsuit against the estate of his late Steely Dan bandmate Walter Becker, who died earlier this year in September. Fagen is suing the Becker estate over the rights to continue to use the name Steely Dan for performances. Fagen has also filed a suit against Steely Dan’s management firm, alleging that the firm has been withholding records from him.As outlined by The Hollywood Reporter:At the center of the lawsuit is a 1972 Buy/Sell Agreement signed by the original bandmembers when Steely Dan was incorporated. According to the complaint, which was filed Tuesday in L.A. County Superior Court, the contract provides that whenever a member of the group quits or dies Steely Dan purchases all of that members shares in the group.“By the 2010s, Fagen and Becker were the only remaining shareholders and signatories to the Buy/Sell Agreement,” writes attorney Louis “Skip” Miller in the complaint. “Four days after Becker’s death, on September 7, 2017, the Becker Defendants sent Fagen a letter stating that ‘We wanted to put you on notice that the Buy/Sell Agreement dated as of October 31, 1972 is of no force or effect.’”The letter sent to Fagen by Becker’s estate also asked that Becker’s widow receive 50% ownership of and become an officer of Steely Dan. Fagen has claimed that the Becker estate currently has control of Steely Dan’s official website, with the estate of the late Steely Dan guitarist refusing to give him access or any control of the site. Fagen is seeking a million dollars in damages and hoping that the court will arrive at the decision that Fagen, following Becker’s passing, is the sole owner of the Steely Dan name.[H/T Brooklyn Vegan]last_img read more

Dodgers increase number of quality prospects with trade

first_imgOf course, the same could be said for the three players the Dodgers traded to the Cincinnati Reds – Scott Schebler, Jose Peraza and Brendon Davis – who then traded all-star third baseman Todd Frazier to the Chicago White Sox to complete the deal.Friedman said the Dodgers discussed acquiring Frazier at one point, too.“Todd’s obviously a really good major league player, a good third baseman,” Friedman said. “We feel like we’ve got a really good third baseman as well and really like Justin Turner. With JT coming off knee surgery, we felt it was in everyone’s best interest for him to be locked in at third. We talked about acquiring Todd and playing (Turner) at different positions. We felt like that could be messy.”Like Peraza, the 24-year-old Johnson is a speedy young second baseman who will compete alongside Chase Utley and Kiké Hernandez in spring training. Unlike Peraza, Johnson bats left-handed. He hit for a .230 average in 36 games with the White Sox this year.Thompson, 25, is the son of former Lakers player and current team broadcaster Mychal Thompson and the brother of Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson. An outfielder who plays all three positions, Friedman described Thompson as “a plus athlete with a long frame that we feel has a chance to continue to improve.” The Dodgers’ offseason acquisitions will not end with Wednesday’s trade for three Chicago White Sox prospects: Pitcher Frankie Montas, second baseman Micah Johnson and outfielder Trayce Thompson.The big question is, what’s next?President of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said he’s still having discussions with free agents and potential trade partners. Montas, Johnson and Thompson are all 25 or younger and played their first major league games this year, adding to the Dodgers’ stash of prospects who are close to being able to help a contender.The three rookies were “not specifically” acquired with the intention of being flipped to another team, Friedman said, “but I do know some teams that have interest in some of the guys we acquired. These guys are really good, interesting young players.” In 36 games with the White Sox last season, Thompson batted .230.The most intriguing player of the three is Montas, whose fastball touched 100 mph in seven games (two starts) with the White Sox in 2015.The Dodgers will give the 22-year-old right-hander a shot at starting in spring training, though Friedman acknowledged “there’s no question in my mind he could step into a major league bullpen right now.”“Our scouts feel his fastball/slider combo is one of the best in the minor leagues,” Friedman said.Was that a soundbite-sized scouting report, or a signal to the other 29 teams of Montas’ value to the Dodgers?Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez has been linked to the Dodgers in trade rumors. The 23-year-old right-hander is one of the few pitchers in baseball who might adequately replace Zack Greinke as a number-two starter behind Clayton Kershaw. But the Marlins are reportedly asking for a mountain of prospects in return for the 2013 National League Rookie of the Year.The asking price can only be lower for the other top-of-the-rotation starters rumored to be available: Danny Salazar and Carlos Carrasco of the Cleveland Indians, Sonny Gray of the Oakland A’s, or Tyson Ross of the San Diego Padres.Wednesday’s trade made enough sense from the Dodgers’ end that it can be justified on its own merits. It also left Friedman feeling more comfortable about trading one of his own pitching prospects.“All moves are somewhat related and connected,” he said. “From our standpoint, whether we end up trading prospects, then we’ve expanded our talent base to do so.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more