Promethean shares hit record low as margins shrink and outlook dims

first_imgTuesday 24 August 2010 7:48 pm Promethean shares hit record low as margins shrink and outlook dims whatsapp Tags: NULL Promethean World yesterday saw its shares tumble to an all-time low after a disappointing trading update.The interactive education technology firm posted a surge in profit, but lower margins and a lacklustre outlook sent investors running for cover.The firm, which supplies interactive white boards and learning software to schools, said its gross margins declined by 350 basis points to 42.5 per cent as it sold more of its less-profitable interactive display systems. Nonetheless Promethean forecast full-year trading would remain strong and in line with expectations.Analysts were last night split over the firm. Julian Yates of Investec said: “The sales mix has muted gross margins, but Investec expect this to largely reverse in the second half of the year. We see the stock undervalued, considering the growth rates posted and underpenetrated end markets.”But Jon Fletcher of Altium Securities said: “We continue to believe that the gross margins will decline over time due to competitive pressures.” Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Sharecenter_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoCrowdy FanShe Didn’t Know Why Everyone Was Staring At Her Hilarious T-ShirtCrowdy FanUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndoAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoElite HeraldKate Middleton Dropped An Unexpected Baby BombshellElite HeraldUndo last_img read more


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Retirement saving: 3 ways to avoid running out of cash when you retire

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In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Image source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Retirement saving: 3 ways to avoid running out of cash when you retire Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.center_img Running out of cash in retirement is a frightening prospect. Unfortunately, this can and does happen to retirees on a disappointingly regular basis.However, there are several moves you can make today day to ensure that you do not fall into this trap later in life.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Start savingIt might seem obvious, but the best way to protect yourself against financial hardship in retirement is to start saving and build your private pension.From 6 April, the State Pension will rise to £175.20 a week, or to £9,110.40 a year. That’s enough to provide a basic income in retirement, although many retirees believe they need at least £20,000 a year in income to retire comfortably.The best way to build this pot is to open a Self-Invested Personal Pension. Anyone can contribute to a SIPP, and the sooner you start saving, the better, even if it’s only a few pounds a week.Any SIPP contributions are entitled to tax relief at your marginal tax rate, which is 20% for basic rate taxpayers. So, for every £8 you contribute, the government will add £2 on top.Start investingWhen you’ve opened a SIPP and started saving, the next step is to invest your money. With interest rates where they are today, investing is the best way to grow your wealth over the long term.Indeed, over the past 35 years, the FTSE 250 has produced an annualised return of 12%. That’s more than 10 times higher than the average rate of interest on offer from most savings accounts today.Other investment options are also available. The FTSE 100, for example, has returned around 7% per annum since inception. SIPP investors can even own international stocks and funds.Stocks have the potential to produce impressive returns over the long run. However, these are only really suitable if you have an investment horizon of 10 years or more. While it is possible to predict what the future holds for stocks over the next few decades, it is impossible to say where the market will go in the next 5 to 10 years.As a result, if you plan to retire sooner, a bond fund might be more suitable. It is still possible to get yields of 2% to 3% from these funds. Once again, that’s still far above the best rate cash investors would receive.Start planningFinally, one of the easiest ways to make sure you don’t run out of money in retirement is to set up a savings plan.One of the biggest mistakes future retirees can make is not saving enough to afford the lifestyle they want. The best way around this is to work out your desired annual income in retirement, and then work backwards to calculate how much money is required to hit this target.A good strategy to use is the multiply by 25 rule. Using this rule, you take your desired annual income in retirement, for example, £25,000 a year, and then multiply it by 25. This gives a total of £625,000.It would take 35 years of saving £100 a month to hit this target, assuming the money is invested in an FTSE 250 tracker fund that returns 12% per annum.With this road map in place, it should be possible to plan ahead and make sure you avoid running out of cash in retirement. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 7th March, 2020 Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. 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Japan breaking records on and off the pitch

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Japanese rugby is riding a wave of popularity after an incredible 25 million people tuned in on television to watch their Pool B win over Samoa.Having stunned the world with their historic win over South Africa on the opening Saturday of the World Cup, Japan have become the story of the tournament, and could yet reach a first-ever quarter-final. TAGS: Japan MILTON KEYNES, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 03: Japan line up before the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between Samoa and Japan at Stadium mk on October 3, 2015 in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) 25 million Japan TV viewers for Samoa v Japan. A world record for domestic rugby anywhere, smashing TF1 France record of 2007.#RWC2015— Brett Gosper (@brettgosper) October 5, 2015For their pool win over the Samoans, they broke the broadcast record which dated back to 2007 when 20.7 million watched France’s semi-final with England on TF1.Brett Gosper, the chief executive of World Rugby explained: “This is a significant result for the game in Japan. It shows that the general population there appreciate the sport and the amazing performances of their national team over the past few weeks.“Their style of play has really caught the imagination of rugby fans around the world and, as these broadcast numbers indicate, in Japan.”After beating Samoa 26-5, Japan are third in Pool B, two points behind Scotland, and a further point behind South Africa.A win over the USA would give them a shot of reaching the quarter-finals, but they would need either Scotland to lose to Samoa, or the Springboks to go down to the USA to make the knockout stages.That is in large part due to their tough schedule, which saw them face Scotland just four days after their win over South Africa.center_img However it is still not clear which players will make up the new side, with a number tied to Super Rugby teams, as well as the Top League.That should all become clear in the next month, but now is certainly the time for the JRFU to take advantage of the exploits and popularity of the Brave Blossoms. A record 25 million people watched Japan beat Samoa in Milton Keynes on Saturday as they continued their fantastic World Cup. Eddie Jones is moving on to the Stormers after the World Cup. Photo: Getty Images.After keeping it tight for the first 50 minutes, they unsurprisingly collapsed in the final half-hour, going down 45-10.However, even if Japan fail to make the last eight, the sport appears to have grabbed the imagination back home, four years before the country hosts the tournament.The task now has to be to build on this success, with legitimate concerns over the future of Japanese rugby.Eddie Jones is leaving his job as coach of the national side at the end of the tournament, and one of his assistants, Steve Borthwick, is already being mentioned with regards to England if they decide to change their coaching team.The favourite to replace Jones is Fiji coach John McKee, the New Zealander who has overseen a revival of Fijian fortunes in recent seasons.Fiji coach John McKee is favourite to take over as Japan boss. Photo: Getty Images.Despite failing to pick up a point in their first three pool games, Fiji have been one of the best tier two sides, and have pushed England, Australia and Wales hard.He is also being tipped to take over the country’s Super Rugby side, and concerns over its participation appear to have eased, with news that the new franchise will be called the Sunwolves.last_img read more

Geordan Murphy leaves Leicester Tigers after 23 years

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “I’m most proud of the respect I earned from my team-mates and colleagues, and I’m grateful to all of them for how they have helped me, supported me and shared in my time at this club.“Winning has been the easy part. It is when things are not going well, when you are losing and having to get back up every day and put on a brave face, that you know who your friends are and, to all of those who supported me through those times, those are the friends I will have for life.“I wish the club the very best for the future on and off the pitch, and say thank you to the supporters who have been a part of my life for more than 20 years.” The director of rugby leaves the club he joined as a teenager Former full-back Murphy – who also has 72 caps for Ireland – played 16 years at Tigers, and became head coach in 2018. He was named DoR in July.The club say they will not be recruiting to replace the DoR role, with chairman Peter Tom saying: “(head coach) Steve Borthwick understands the expectations of him, his coaching team and the playing group at Leicester Tigers on the pitch.”Speaking about his time at the club, the outgoing Murphy said: “I have spent 23 great years at Leicester Tigers and forged great friendships with people throughout that entire period. Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Director of rugby Geordan Murphy has parted company with Leicester Tigers after 23 years with the Gallagher Premiership club.In an official statement, Tigers said the decision was mutually arrived at after the 42-year-old was informed his contract, which was set to expire at the end of the upcoming season, would not be renewed. The news comes just one week before Tigers’ first fixture of the new season, at home against Gloucester on Saturday 21 November. Long history: Geordan Murphy spent 23 years with Leicester Tigers (Getty Images) last_img read more

Birdman’s Nest / ARCHI TE KTO

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  208 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyApartments•Moskva, Russia Birdman’s Nest / ARCHI TE KTO Russia Projects Birdman’s Nest / ARCHI TE KTOSave this projectSaveBirdman’s Nest / ARCHI TE KTO “COPY” ArchDaily Architects: ARCHI TE KTO Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img “COPY” Year:  2014 Photographs:  Ilya Ivanov Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Ilya Ivanov+ 23 Share Manufacturers: Longhi, PalluccoSave this picture!© Ilya IvanovRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0Fiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsDoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewText description provided by the architects. The apartment is located in a penthouse on one of Moscow skyscrapers with stunning panoramic view of city. The apartment space is divided into common and private functional zones. Common zone combines three parts: living room, dining room and kitchen. Private zone includes music room, bedrooms, dressing rooms and bathrooms. A great floor height of the building has allowed to create an additional floor in the private zone, while conserving spacious double height area in the living room.Save this picture!© Ilya IvanovThe staircase from the living room leads up to the music room and other private rooms which are located on the loft over the kitchen. The extravagant living room with it’s unusual lighting design based on author’s drawings and the impressive architectural form of the music area sets the main trend in the interior. This style unites all the areas of the apartment into original and elegant design.Save this picture!First Floor Plan SectionSave this picture!© Ilya IvanovSave this picture!Second Floor Plan SectionA complicated system of engineering communications under the  ceiling has affected architectural design, construction of walls and ceiling of the loft floor. During the design process the most effective solution on decorating engineering communications was elaborated. An installation case that covers them looks like an art-object that integrates the living room with the music room.Save this picture!© Ilya IvanovUse of natural materials softens a visual perception of angularity of architectural forms and gives a perfect contrast with a concrete ceiling, as well as, creates a warm impression from the interior.Save this picture!© Ilya IvanovProject gallerySee allShow lessCAP Llinars del Vallés / Gustau Gili GalfettiSelected ProjectsN9-house / Masahiko SatoSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Presnenskaya naberezhnaya, 8 строение 1, Moskva, Russia, 123317Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyAbout this officeARCHI TE KTOOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsHousingWoodResidentialMoskvaRussiaPublished on March 22, 2015Cite: “Birdman’s Nest / ARCHI TE KTO” 21 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – FocusGlass3MInterior Finishes at U.S. Bank StadiumPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlFiber Cement Cladding Panels in B66 Business CenterMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsSculptformClick-on Battens in WestConnex M8 JunctionPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesBruagBack-Ventilated Facades – CELLONTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea CosmosGlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Porcelain StonewareApavisaSlabs – Wild ForestBulbs / SpotsAmbiance LumiereLighting – ZetaMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Apartments Photographslast_img read more

USDA Extends Conservation Stewardship Program Sign-Up

first_img SHARE By Gary Truitt – Jan 13, 2012 According to Teresah Caire, Assistant State Conservationist for Farm Bill Programs, over $5.9 million dollars in CSP funds is available for Indiana producers this year for their participation.  “We encourage our producers to take advantage of the conservation opportunities being made available to them through CSP,” Caire said. USDA Extends Conservation Stewardship Program Sign-Up SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA Extends Conservation Stewardship Program Sign-Up Hardisty encourages interested producers to apply at their local NRCS field office as soon as they can. “CSP is a very popular program and we want to make sure that people who want to be considered for CSP funding during this first ranking period have the time they need to complete their applications,” Hardisty said.CSP provides many conservation benefits including improved water and soil quality, enhanced wildlife habitat and addressing the effects of climate change. Eligible lands include cropland, pastureland, rangeland and nonindustrial forestland. A CSP self-screening checklist is available to help producers determine if they qualify for CSP at local NRCS offices or at To find you nearest NRCS office, visit Learn more about CSP and other NRCS programs at Facebook Twitter USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist Jane Hardisty has announced that the cut-off date for the current Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) ranking period has been extended to January 27, 2012 in Indiana. Producers who maintain a high level of conservation on their land and agree to adopt higher levels of stewardship are eligible for CSP payments. Previous articleHope for Corn Prices After USDA Delivers Bearish SurpriseNext articleFairs Invited to Be Green Ribbon Fairs Gary Truittlast_img read more

Thirty Berlusconis – South American giant’s flawed media landscape

first_img News January 24, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Thirty Berlusconis – South American giant’s flawed media landscape Organisation Receive email alerts RSF_en Reporters Without Borders is today releasing a report entitled “Brazil, the country of 30 Berlusconis” that examines all of the shortcomings of this South American giant’s media landscape It is based on fact-finding visits to Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Brasilia in November 2012.Open publication – Free publishing – More brazilThe media topography of the country that is hosting the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics has barely changed in the three decades since the end of the 1964-85 military dictatorship.As well as the ten or so major companies that dominate the national media and are mainly based in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil has many regional media that are weakened by their subordination to the centres of power in the country’s individual states. The editorial independence of both print and broadcast media is above all undermined by their heavy financial reliance on advertising by state governments and agencies.The media’s fragility encourages violence. Five Brazilian journalists and bloggers were murdered in connection with their work in 2012, making Brazil the world’s fifth deadliest country for media personnel.Two journalists who specialize in police and public security issues also had to flee abroad last year, while the campaign for the October 2012 municipal elections saw an increase in threats and physical attacks on media regarded as showcases of the politicians who own them.This report also examines another obstacle to freedom of information – the increase in judicial proceedings accompanied by censorship orders targeting individual news outlets. The best-known is the leading daily O Estado de São Paulo, the subject of a censorship order for threatening the interests of former President José Sarney’s family. But the Brazilian Internet and blogosphere are also increasingly being targeted by court-ordered censorship, while netizens impatiently await the adoption of a new Internet law called the Marco Civil, which would guarantee Net neutrality.A new media law has proved to be a divisive challenge ever since the press law introduced by the former military government in 1967– under which recalcitrant journalists were jailed and both print and broadcast media were subject to prior censorship – was belatedly repealed in 2009, more than two decades after the adoption of the democratic constitution.An obsolete electoral law still limits political news and information, while ill-suited broadcast frequency regulation makes many community radio stations illegal, all to often leaving them to be ignored, like the grass-roots civil society organizations to which they are linked. Changing the legislation would require the consent of the many politicians with media interests they jealously protect.The new laws awaited by Brazil’s news providers are among the recommendations that Reporters Without Borders makes at the end of its report. The country has many strengths. Its diversity could become a model for other countries. April 27, 2021 Find out more BrazilAmericas Help by sharing this information Related documents Brazil ReportPDF – 1.88 MB Reports News Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil News May 13, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Brazil to go further 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America BrazilAmericas April 15, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

The Stunning Location for The Pillars of South Orange Grove

first_img Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Subscribe Amidst the glorious gardens and breathtaking views of the Hulett Merritt Mansion Pasadena Heritage staged their big event of the year, The Pillars of South Orange Grove.At this elegant summer celebration on Saturday, July 13 the institutions who played leading roles in preserving long-standing Pasadena traditions and historic architecture on South Orange Grove Boulevard were honored.  [Click here to see additional Report]Fittingly, the Hulett Merritt Mansion perches on a hill overlooking South Orange Grove and is an important and beautiful historic building integral in Pasadena’s early history.The thoroughfare was once known as Millionaire’s Row for good reason. People like Hulett Merritt, who was a millionaire before the age of 25, chose Orange Grove as their nesting point.According to Pasadena Heritage, the Hulett Merritt mansion dates from 1903 when Merritt purchased his first parcel here on South Orange Grove. A multi-millionaire, Merritt had made his fortune mining in Minnesota. Selling his interests to U.S. Steel at the age of 25, he remained the largest stockholder of U.S. Steel until his death at 83.Merritt was an adventuresome character. He first visited Pasadena in 1897 with his parents and six years later settled here permanently.A Pasadenan for more than fifty years, he was the organizer and operator of 31 different enterprises and was president or chairman of at least 138 more. He loved automobiles and owned a variety of them, including a Mercedes racing car—the first foreign automobile imported to the Pacific Coast—which he built a speedway for so he could race it.“The house itself is absolutely beautifully built because he was such a wealthy person, he could afford the best of everything and it’s remained pretty much intact through all these years. And so it’s a great historic place for us to hold the party,” Mossman said.The construction of the Merritt mansion, designed by architect William F.Thompson, began in 1905, overlooking Terrace Drive and the city to the east. Since then it has seen several changes in owners and construction, mainly by the Ambassador College who used the building as the Ambassador Hall when they obtained the property after the depression.Today the Merritt mansion’s extravagant interiors remain largely intact, with beautifully matched, carved and finished woodwork, several distinctive fireplaces, and many original fixtures. One can easily imagine it furnished with the Merritt’s lavish antiques, art objects, and oriental rugs. Despite changes during its Ambassador College years, it retains much of its character and original design.The current owners are City Ventures who own a majority of the historic apartment houses, mansions, and gardens on the old Ambassador Campus.City Ventures is now building new condominiums along Orange Grove and Green Street and the Merritt Mansion will either become part of this new housing complex or be sold as a single family home.“We are lucky to be doing this at the site on South Orange Grove that will undergo the most dramatic change in the next few years. We thought it would be exciting to be there as sort of change while we celebrate the history of the boulevard because it has a very long and rich history going back to the very beginning of Pasadena,” Mossman said.“The Hulett Merritt House is significant as the residence of one of Pasadena’s most celebrated millionaires and foremost residents of South Orange Grove Blvd,” according to the City of Pasadena’s Architectural and Historical Survey of 1997.The Merritt Mansion’s largest claim to fame is that it was featured in the opening scenes of The Millionaire, a popular 1950’s TV series.“[The mansion] celebrates that point in time where we have long standing history and tradition on South Orange Grove. We had it’s decline, we had it’s resurgence and now the newest chapter for South Orange Grove will be the addition of new housing on this campus while preserving the historic building. For our celebration today, we should be looking backwards because we’re a preservation organization, but we should also be looking forward to keeping a historic place vibrant and exciting and having it grow and change in good ways,” Mossman said.Pasadena Heritage is the second largest preservation organization in California. They provide a powerful voice for the preservation of historic buildings, districts, and neighborhoods, resulting in the city being nationally recognized as a leader in historic preservation. Pasadena Heritage has played a major role in such success stories as the revitalization of Old Pasadena and the restorations of Pasadena City Hall, the Main Library, the Pasadena Playhouse, the Colorado Street Bridge, Bullock’s Pasadena (now Macy’s), the La Loma Bridge, the Rose Bowl, and the former YWCA.For more information or ticketing info vist Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Herbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment Cultural Heritage The Stunning Location for The Pillars of South Orange Grove RACHEL YOUNG | Photo courtesy Pasadena Public Library & Pasadena Museum of History Published on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 | 12:07 pm More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Council to review €500k roadworks following complaints

first_imgLinkedin Email WhatsApp Previous articleLimerick to host celebration of African CultureNext articleEducation Board will review course closure John Keogh WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisement Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live  LIMERICK City and County Council is to carry out a review of traffic-calming measures at Dromkeen on the N24 following complaints from motorists.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The N24 Dromkeen traffic calming scheme was carried out at a cost of half a million euro.According to reports from locals, the addition of a footpath at the turn for the Cappamore Road has narrowed the junction, causing difficulties for heavy goods vehicles and agricultural machinery turning from the N24.The council says the “tightening or reducing of radii at the existing side road junctions” is aimed at making the village a safer environment for vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists by limiting “the potential for vehicles being able to turn into the side road at high speed thus reducing the risk of collision with any pedestrians using the junction”.A spokesperson for the local authority said it was good design practice “to limit speeds at junctions in this way, particularly where pedestrian facilities such as footpaths and crossing points have been provided”.The council expects to carry out a review of the junction in the next week. Facebook Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” center_img Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print TAGSDromkeenlimerickLimerick City and County CouncilN24 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter NewsCouncil to review €500k roadworks following complaintsBy John Keogh – May 20, 2015 707 Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories last_img read more