WhatsApp NewsBreaking newsWeather alert issued as homes lose powerBy admin – December 21, 2013 660 Advertisement Facebook Print Andrew CareyMET eireann issued a weather warning this morning at 7am and it is continue through today as storms, gales and hail showers continue to batter the country.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A lightening strike in the south of the country in overnight storms left up to 7,000 homes without power but some 3,000 are restored.However homes in County Limerick and parts of Clare have also been sporadically darkened as power outages are reported.The Orange status weather warning comes with recommendations from An Garda Siochana that all unnecessary travel should be avoided as weather conditions hamper roads with localized flooding.ESB networks crews are working to restore all homes to power while the company say that extra crews will be on standby over Christmas in case of outages.A yellow marine weather alert is in place as where gusts from the southwest hit 100km/h while last nights storm had winds reaching 120km/h in parts.A number of sailings have been delayed or cancelled and anyone with any travel plans should check with operators. Email Twitter Previous articleTax demands made on alleged brothel keepersNext articleFarmer wins court costs appeal admin Linkedin
Tour the Ocean City Fishing Club Pier at the Boardwalk and 14th Street from 6-8 p.m. Thursday and help the local food bank at the same time.The Fishing Club invites visitors to bring non-perishable food to be donated to the Ocean City Food Cupboard. Cash donations also will be accepted and given to the organization, which helps the needy.A second open house at the pier will be held Aug. 1.Fishing Club members will be on hand to guide visitors along the pier, answer questions and demonstrate casting and fishing techniques.Last year, 1,346 visitors brought 453 pounds of food and donated $678 to the Food Cupboard during the pier’s two open houses.The open house coincides with the city’s Family Night on the Boardwalk.In addition to helping the Food Cupboard, the private fishing club, which was founded in 1913, has a strong commitment to community involvement through youth fishing tournaments, hosting disabled children, awarding scholarships and advocating for recreational fishing. Ocean City Fishing Club Pier at 14th Street will host an open house.
Cereform’s (Northampton) new “fruity” muffins include Rhubarb and Custard and Fruit Salad. They are made using natural flavours, while trans fats and hydrogenated fats have been eliminated.At the same time, Cereform has introduced another new muffin recipe at the opposite end of the spectrum, the Montana dark chocolate muffin. This can be spiced up with the addition of a small amount of chilli, suggests the company.
Jose Mourinho ended a self-imposed vow of silence by claiming he and Chelsea are treated differently to everyone else. Not one to bite his tongue, the Blues manager took himself out of the firing line before and after last weekend’s match against Newcastle having been hit by a Football Association misconduct charge. Mourinho was charged for comments made following the Blues’ 1-1 draw at Southampton on December 28, when, amongst other things, he claimed there was a “clear campaign” by “people, pundits, commentators and coaches from other teams” against Chelsea. The Blues manager resumed his media responsibilities on the eve of Saturday’s trip to Swansea, and expressed his belief that officials are being put under undue pressure. Mourinho said referees need freedom to officiate and that “the reactions and the influence that you can have on their stability to ref this team or that team” is unfair – a wider issue he claims Chelsea are getting a raw deal with. The Portuguese pointed to the lack of punishment handed to old rival Arsene Wenger after shoving him during October’s match as an example, having spoken about what he perceived to be a lack of debate about Manchester United defender Chris Smalling’s handball against Stoke. “Would you think such a penalty against Chelsea would have a reaction in the media and with managers in the same way after that reaction?” he asked. “I don’t think so. After that the reaction would be double or treble, so obviously a referee needs to feel free, relaxed and with no pressure to do the best they can. “With Chelsea and with me the reactions are different. Do you think if I push a manager in the technical area that I don’t have a stadium ban? I have a stadium ban. “So referees are not guilty, they want to do their best but clearly there are measures and there are ways of reacting and clearly with my club and in relation to myself there are different standards, it’s as simple as that and you know that.” Put to Mourinho that his comments can exacerbate such reactions, he retorted: “What do you want me to do when I’m winning against Tottenham 1-0 and I have that penalty for 2-0? “What I should do after a game like that? Don’t go to the press? “If after Tottenham I don’t go to the press, I don’t have flash interviews or have to answer your questions about ‘why did you lose?’, ‘how can you lose?’, ‘what happened?’, ‘is it a penalty?’ – if I can run away from that, it is perfect for me. “If this press conference today was last week, it would be completely different.” As well as the opportunity to avoid the media, Mourinho would like officials to get more help. The Chelsea boss is a big fan of goal line technology and would like referees to be able to watch replays of incidents. “I want that,” Mourinho said. “In which way I don’t know, but I think the less mistakes in the game is good for the game and they don’t want mistakes. “I think goal line technology is fantastic. And I promise you every game I play now without goal line technology, Champions League and so on, I am worried before the game because I miss it when it is not there. I am worried.” Mourinho was at pains to stress he is not concerned by the quality of English referees and is against them having to coming out to explain decisions. He is also against their marks from assessors being made public, saying officials are like anyone else in the football world. “They know when their game is perfect or bad, or when it goes well for them,” Mourinho said. “I remember for example the game at Sunderland, because (the referee’s) dressing room is next door to us. “I remember clearly the referee was Kevin Friend and when he and the other officials, linesmen and so on arrived in the dressing room after the game they were hugging each other, like a winning team does because they felt ‘top game for us’, ‘we’ve done very well’.” Press Association