Anti-water charge activists to protest in Limerick

first_imgLimerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Email TAGSAnti Austerity AllianceCllr Cian PrendivilleJobstownlimerick Advertisement WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsAnti-water charge activists to protest in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – August 14, 2015 516 Twitter 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 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival center_img Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories ANTI-water charge activists are to take to the streets of Limerick this Saturday, campaigning against what they call “an attack on the right to protest”, following the news over 20 people face court in relation to a protest in Jobstown last year.A Limerick man also faces court in September, following a protest in Limerick last Novemeber, when Enda Kenny visited the Greenhills Hotel.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Anti Austerity Alliance councillor Cian Prendiville claimed this latest move is part of a nationwide “attack” on the right to protest, and an attempt to criminalise the anti-austerity movement.“Facing a crisis of non-payment, and after failing the Eurostat test, the government is clearly panicked, and attempting to lash out. If Joan Burton thinks dragging peaceful protesters before the courts will save their skin, they are sorely mistaken,” Cllr Prendiville warned. Print Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleSoccer – Limerick’s Hall happy with keeping competitionNext articleRugby – UL Bohemian Martin O’Sullivan elected IRFU President Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebooklast_img read more

Thirsty soils, streams

first_imgGroundwater decreasingThe normal recharge season for groundwater is over. Sogroundwater levels are expected to keep dropping through summerinto fall.The state’s major reservoirs are in good shape. Levels will beginto drop, though, without adequate rainfall soon.Georgia is now under the normal odd-even outdoor water useschedule. Odd-numbered addresses may water only on Tuesdays,Thursdays and Sundays. Even-numbered and unnumbered addresses maywater only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. There are nohour limits. The normal odd-even schedule is used whenever the state isn’texperiencing a drought. While conditions are abnormally dry,Georgia is not in a drought. However, proper water use duringabnormally dry times can delay or even prevent the need for morestringent water use restrictions later.Local governments and water providers are authorized to implementmore stringent outdoor water use schedules within theirjurisdictions.Comprehensive updated information may be found at www.georgiadrought.org. Real-time weather conditions, includingsoil moisture balance, may be found at www.georgiaweather.net. Low soil moistureSoil moisture is lowest in the Chattahoochee and Savannah RiverValleys and along the fall line. Only extreme southeast Georgiahas near normal soil moisture for April.U.S. Geological Survey stream gauges are showing low flows acrossthe entire state. Many streams are between the 10th and 25thpercentile for the date. This means that at the 10th percentile,we expect thestream flow to be greaterthan the current value 90 years out of 100 for this date.At the 25th percentile, we expect the stream flow to be greater75 years out of 100.Based on USGS data, groundwater levels were showing good rechargein November and December 2005. However, with abnormal drynessduring February through mid-April, these levels are beginning todrop. By David Emory StooksburyUniversity of Georgia Athens, Ga. — The past six months have been abnormally dryacross the entire state of Georgia.Rainfall during the cool season, October through March, is neededto recharge soil moisture, groundwater, and reservoirs. Becauseof the dry cool season, the soil moisture hasn’t been adequatelyrecharged. As a result, the state has abnormally dry soils andlow stream flows for April. last_img read more