Bank on a real welcome in Corbally’s Shannon Banks

first_imgNewsLocal NewsBank on a real welcome in Corbally’s Shannon BanksBy admin – April 10, 2009 650 Email Advertisement Linkedin Twitter RESIDENTS in the Shannon Banks estate are demanding to be put on the tourist’ trail.According to Labour Councillor Pascal Fitzgerald, they are to put pressure on Clare County Council to erect a sign stating ‘Welcome to Shannon Banks’.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up  There is no prominent sign recognising the estate and motorists can drive past not realising that they have missed their destination.Situated on the River Shannon and bordering on Limerick city, the estate is located on the main Limerick/Killaloe road.Said Cllr. Fitzgerald: “there is a green space fronting the road that would be ideal for such a sign that could be nicely designed and set in the ground”.He added that residents also want all the driveways in the estate signposted.“The Council said this would be done, but so far nothing has happened. This request was made some years ago, and I again spoke to the Director of Services only last week and he said the signs would definitely be replaced.“Its unfair for people coming in looking for an address and there are no names on the driveways. They have to drive around and ask for directions.“I would like to point out that the Council has put up a sign opposite the Shannon Banks estate pointing people to Limerick and Killaloe, which I found amusing – surely people living in the estate know which direction is Limerick and which is Killaloe. This signpost was put up in recent weeks.“Residents are asking how this can be done so fast and their request for proper street signs has so far been ignored”, he added.Local candidates for the upcoming elections have been extremely active in the general Corbally area of late, and has resulted in many improvements.center_img Facebook WhatsApp Print Previous articleTwo detained following pub shootingNext articleArt Gallery ideal for polling -Leddin adminlast_img read more

South Africa to use flavoured condoms to tackle HIV

first_img Share Share Share Sharing is caring! 47 Views   no discussionscenter_img The condoms will be given out for free at universities and collegesSouth Africa’s government will distribute coloured and flavoured condoms among students to end “condom fatigue”, the health minister has said.Aaron Motsoaledi’s comments came after a survey showed that condom usage had fallen in South Africa.The decline in usage may be because “the standard-issued choice condoms just aren’t cool enough”, he added.South Africa has some 6.4 million HIV-positive people – more than in any other country.The survey, by South Africa’s Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), showed the number of people with HIV had risen from 10.6% in 2008 to 12.2% in 2012.This was because of the combined effects of “new infections and a successfully expanded antiretroviral treatment [ART] programme”, the report said.But the study shows that condom use had declined, especially in the 15 to 24 age group.The 2008 survey showed that 85% of males used them and 66% of females, but this had dropped to 67% and 50% respectively in 2012.“We need to inject enthusiasm into the condom campaign, and we are about to start rolling out new types of free, coloured condoms which are also flavoured,” Mr Motsoaledi said in his response to the report.The condoms will be distributed for free at South Africa’s universities and colleges, he added.BBC News HealthInternationalLifestylePrint South Africa to use flavoured condoms to tackle HIV by: – April 2, 2014 Tweetlast_img read more

Veterinarians Encourage Dog Owners to Get Their Pets Vaccinated to Prevent Dog Flu

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisA new disease is sweeping through the state of Michigan, Dog Flu. For your beloved pets, veterinarians are urging dog owners to get their 4–legged family members vaccinated.There have been over 100 cases of Dog Flu since August, but none of those cases have reached this region of the state. To prevent the spread of the virus, Dr. Jill is still recommending that dog owners get their dog vaccinated. Traveling, and being around multiple dogs puts both humans and dogs at risk.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Annual Chili and Chowder Cook-Off a ‘Tasty Success’Next Besser Museum upholds Native American history on Columbus Daylast_img read more