Directions awaited from DPP

first_imgAdvertisement Email NewsLocal NewsDirections awaited from DPPBy admin – January 24, 2012 616 THE DIRECTIONS of the DPP are awaited on a man charged with the alleged possession of a .22 Anschutz rifle, one round on ammunition and €25,000 worth of ecstasy tablets.21-year-old Gary Curtin, with an address at Railway House, Old Cork Road, is accused of the offences contrary to section 27A of the Firearms act 1965 and sections 15 and 3 of the misuse of drugs act at Spitland, Old Cork Road, on dates between June 10 and 14, 2011.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleCertainty sought on future of Shannon AirportNext articleLimerick foodies called to the @foodieforum admin Linkedin Twitter Print The matter was adjourned until February 29.last_img read more

Gerry Raftery: Ten Mindful Habits for the Present Crisis

first_imgPractice Gratitude. Without a doubt this simple exercise can be one of the most beneficial of our day. Towards the end of your day call to mind five experiences or moments from your day for which you feel Grateful. This Gratitude Exercise helps you to focus on what is good and beautiful in your life. Manage your thoughts, try not to be overwhelmed by negative thinking. Notice your emotions, especially the painful ones, deal with what is real and present rather than the wild unreal imaginings which can drag you down. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Stop and Think, avoid reacting impulsively or thoughtlessly to people or events. Take a deep breath before saying or doing something. Respond rather than React. Remember, “Between the Stimulus and the Response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” Vicktor Frankl. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Take Care of Yourselves and of One Another. Go for a Walk. Take some physical exercise during your day. Find the exercise which suits you and make it part of your daily routine. While exercise is very good for the body it also relaxes the mind and helps us to manage and reduce our Stress levels. Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisement Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival TAGSgerry rafteryKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Postmeditatemeditationmindfulmindfulness Mindful Moments. Take occasional moments during your day when you become aware of yourself and what is happening around you. Breathe Deeply. Listen. Notice. These Mindful Moments can enrich your day and help you find calm. Previous articleCancer diagnosing services are fully operationalNext articleJennifer Allen: Dealing with stress in a pandemic Meghann Scully Linkedin Twitter Email Live through this crisis One Day at a Time. There is no point in constantly recounting and remembering how great things were before Covid-19 struck. Equally, there is no point in looking ahead to the potential disasters of illness, unemployment or poverty which may face us. Each day has enough challenges of its own. Live life now one Day at a Time. LifestyleLimerickNewsGerry Raftery: Ten Mindful Habits for the Present CrisisBy Meghann Scully – May 18, 2020 207 Young attractive yogi woman practicing yoga concept, doing namaste gesture, namaste hands to forehead, working out, wearing wrist bracelets, studio background, closeup, view over the shoulderWe are now at Phase One of reopening the country and Gerry has his final article in the series for us. Gerry Raftery is the Co-Ordinator of Mindfulness Programmes at Personal Milestones and shares tips on how to be resilient. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE World Health Organisation and the HSE recognise the need for us to take care of our Mental Health and Well-Being during this Covid-19 Pandemic.We need to do this consciously on a daily basis. Over the past ten weeks I have written a series of articles on how Mindfulness can help us through this crisis. I am summarising the key points of the articles in a list of ten Mindful Habits which can improve our Mental Health and Well-Being at this time. I hope you find them helpful. Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener WhatsApp Develop Acceptance. Though it is not easy, try to accept things as they are now. Of course, life is not as we would like it to be. Acceptance is the bridge that leads to a place of calm and to new beginnings. Use the Prayer: “Grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can and Wisdom to know the difference”. Mind your Mind – Be aware of the need to take care of your own Mental Health and Well-Being. This is primarily your own responsibility.  Be Kind and Compassionate towards yourself and towards others. We need to take extra care of ourselves. Do simple Acts of Kindness for yourself and for others. This generates something positive within us while at the same time building up those around us. Be Kind!Manage Stress. While some Stress is a normal part of life, at the moment the levels of Stress can be very high. When you feel Stressed take a minute to breathe deeply in order to relax your mind and body. Be vigilant and try to avoid unnecessary stressful triggers, whether they are thoughts, people or places. Meditation. Schedule a daily Meditation time where you sit down for ten or twenty minutes and simply focus on your breath and your breathing. Your mind will wander quickly and often. When it does, gently return to the Breath and the Breathing. This Meditation may appear difficult but it is easier than you think. There are many good Apps available, Try Headspace or Calm.last_img read more

EPA Proposes Updates to Lead and Copper Rule to Better Protect Children and At-Risk…

first_imgAs part of Children’s Health Month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a proposed rule that significantly improves the actions that water systems must take to reduce lead in the nation’s drinking water. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the proposal at an event in Green Bay. This action represents the first major overhaul of the Lead and Copper Rule since 1991 and marks a critical step in advancing the Trump Administration’s Federal Action Plan to Reduce Childhood Lead Exposures.“Today, the Trump Administration is delivering on its commitment to ensure all Americans have access to clean drinking water by proposing the first major overhaul of the Lead and Copper Rule in over two decades,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “By improving protocols for identifying lead, expanding sampling, and strengthening treatment requirements, our proposal would ensure that more water systems proactively take actions to prevent lead exposure, especially in schools, child care facilities, and the most at-risk communities. We are also working with the Department of Housing and Urban Development to encourage states and cities to make full use of the many funding and financing options provided by the federal government.”In conjunction with today’s announcement, EPA and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have launched a new website that summarizes available federal programs that help finance or fund lead service line (LSL) replacement. The new resource also includes case studies demonstrating how cities and states have successfully leveraged federal resources to support LSL replacement projects.“During my time as a physician, I saw firsthand the devastating impacts lead exposure can have on children,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. “I applaud the EPA for taking action to reduce lead exposure in drinking water, particularly in our most vulnerable communities.”The agency’s proposal takes a proactive and holistic approach to improving the current rule—from testing to treatment to telling the public about the levels and risks of lead in drinking water. When finalized, this proposal will:Require more water systems to act sooner to reduce lead levels and protect public health.Improve transparency and communication.Better protect children and the most at-risk communities.The proposal focuses on six key areas. Under the proposal, a community water system would be required to take new actions, including, but not limited to:1) Identifying the most impacted areas by requiring water systems to prepare and update a publicly-available inventory of lead service lines and requiring water systems to “find-and-fix” sources of lead when a sample in a home exceeds 15 parts per billion (ppb).2) Strengthening drinking water treatment by requiring corrosion control treatment based on tap sampling results and establishing a new trigger level of 10 ppb (e.g. trigger level outlined below).3) Replacing lead service lines by requiring water systems to replace the water system-owned portion of an LSL when a customer chooses to replace their portion of the line. Additionally, depending on their level above the trigger level, systems would be required take LSL replacement actions, as described below.4) Increasing drinking water sampling reliability by requiring water systems to follow new, improved sampling procedures and adjust sampling sites to better target locations with higher lead levels.5) Improving risk communication to customers by requiring water systems to notify customers within 24 hours if a sample collected in their home is above 15 ppb. Water systems will also be required to conduct regular outreach to the homeowners with LSLs.6) Better protecting children in schools and child care facilities by requiring water systems to take drinking water samples from the schools and child care facilities served by the system.EPA’s proposal does not change the existing action level of 15 ppb. EPA is proposing for the first time a new lead trigger level of 10 ppb, which would compel water systems to identify actions that would reduce lead levels in drinking water. EPA’s new 10 ppb trigger level will enable systems to react more quickly should they exceed the 15 ppb action level in the future. These actions could include reevaluating current treatment or conducting a corrosion control study. Systems above 10 ppb but below 15 ppb would be required to set an annual goal for conducting replacements and conduct outreach to encourage resident participation in replacement programs. Water systems above 15 ppb would be required to annually replace a minimum of three percent of the number of known or potential LSLs in the inventory at the time the action level exceedance occurs.Additionally, small systems that exceed the trigger and action levels will have flexibility with respect to treatment and LSL replacement actions. This will allow smaller systems to protect public health by taking the action that makes sense for their community.EPA’s Lead and Copper Proposed Rule reflects input received from the agency’s state, local and tribal partners, the Science Advisory Board, the National Drinking Water Advisory Council, and best available peer-reviewed science. EPA is taking public comment on this proposal for 60 days after publication in the Federal Register via:  http://www.regulations.gov [Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2017-0300].FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more