Pictures reveal damage caused by wipes being flushed down Limerick’s loos

first_imgLimerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement Email WhatsApp Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener IRISH Water is reminding Limerick people to think about what they flush down the loo after pictures revealed severe blockages caused by wet wipes in treatment plants across the county.Unlike toilet paper, wipes do not break down when flushed down the toilet. Instead they can clump together to form blockages in sewer pipes and in wastewater treatment systems. This can cause sewer overflows in our towns and villages and pollution in our waterways and beaches.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In recent weeks blockages cause by wipes and other materials have been cleared from treatment systems in Abbeyfeale, Newcastle West, Askeaton, Rathkeale, Croagh and Dromcollogher.However this is a problem that is experienced right across the city and county, with hundreds of such blockages having to be cleared every week from Ireland’s wastewater network.Anna Brosnan, Irish Water’s Wastewater Operations Lead for Limerick explains, “We know that people are using more wipes than ever to keep hands and surfaces clean and prevent the spread of Covid 19.“While it is important we all follow the HSE guidelines on handwashing and coughing etiquette we are reminding people to dispose of wipes correctly.“By making sure wipes are put in the bin and not in the toilet, everyone can do their bit to prevent sewer blockages and help keep our waters safe, clean and healthy.“It is really important that the public help us to manage the network at this time by simply binning all wipes, gloves and masks and to only ever flush the 3 Ps (pee, poo and paper).” she explained.The Think Before You Flush campaign is operated by Clean Coasts in partnership with Irish Water. Our message is simple, only the 3 Ps – pee, poo and paper – should be flushed down the toilet.All other waste, such as wipes and kitchen roll, should go in the bin to avoid it becoming marine litter, or blockages in our home and wastewater network.To find out more about the Think Before You Flush campaign please visit the campaign website http://thinkbeforeyouflush.org/ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LimerickNewsPictures reveal damage caused by wipes being flushed down Limerick’s loosBy Meghann Scully – July 7, 2020 836 Facebook Previous articleLimerick Post Show | Cat ReynoldsNext articleLimerick City and County Council to waive fees to businesses for on-street furniture as part of Covid-19 support initiatives Meghann Scully center_img Print Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Linkedin TAGSIrish WaterKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Postwater last_img read more

HR Answers: Prevent internal fraud

first_img 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr With improved oversight and data analytics.by: Derek BrownFor credit unions nationwide, internal fraud represents a significant and growing problem.The financial services sector has the highest incidence of internal fraud across 23 industries, according to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’  2012 Global Fraud Survey: about 17 percent of all insider fraud incidents, vs. just over 10 percent each for government/public administration and manufacturing.The National Credit Union Administration earlier this year said that fraud contributed to the closure of more than 40 percent of the 192 credit unions that have failed in the last 10 years. In a 2014 report, CUES Supplier member CUNA Mutual Group said that almost half (46 percent) of claims paid between 2009 and 2013 under its fidelity bond coverage involved insider fraud  — and that 71 percent of claims for losses caused by employee dishonesty were submitted by credit unions that hadn’t had any employee dishonesty claims during the prior three years. Just as disturbing, the CUNA Mutual Group report said that dishonest credit union employee actions are typically not discovered until upwards of $140,000 has been stolen over the course of 18 months. continue reading »last_img read more

Arsenal remain focused on signing centre-back amid Philippe Coutinho speculation

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Philippe Coutinho is not Arsenal’s priority at the moment (Picture: AMA/Getty Images)Arsenal may be interested in signing Philippe Coutinho on loan, but their priority is bringing in a central defender rather than bolster their attack.Barcelona have offered Coutinho to the Gunners on a season-long loan, and according to reports in France, a deal is close to being done for the Brazilian.However, other clubs, including Tottenham, are also interested in the former Liverpool man and a switch to Arsenal is not as close as previously thought.This is also because the Gunners are focusing their efforts on signing a centre-back, reports the Guardian, which is the position most obviously in need of strengthening in Unai Emery’s squad.AdvertisementAdvertisementThree targets are receiving the most focus currently, with Juventus’ Daniele Rugani, Barcelona’s Samuel Umtiti and RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano all on Arsenal’s radar. Comment Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 6 Aug 2019 8:51 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link109Shares Daniele Rugani is being targeted at centre-back (Picture: Getty Images)Rugani looks the most likely option of the three, with Leipzig quoting Arsenal £70m for Upamecano and Umtiti preferring to stay at Barca.The Italian is surplus to requirements at Juve and although Arsenal have seen an initial offer of a two-year loan move turned down, the Turin side are keen to do a deal on improved terms.As it stands, Emery’s options at centre-back are Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Shkodran Mustafi, Callum Chambers and an injured Rob Holding.Mustafi is on the transfer list, meaning that it will likely be Sokratis and Chambers in the middle of defence when Arsenal face Newcastle in their Premier League opener on Sunday.Improving these options remains Emery’s number one priority before the transfer window closes at 5pm on Thursday.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityCoutinho’s future is still up in the air with Manchester United and Liverpool also interested in a loan deal, along with the two north London clubs.Spurs are thought to be leading the chase for his signature, partially thanks to Coutinho’s relationship with boss Mauricio Pochettino after they briefly worked together at Espanyol in 2012.However, stumbling blocks for all interested parties are the £21m loan fee that Barcelona want and having to pay his hefty £200,000-a-week wages.MORE: Tottenham looking to beat Arsenal to the signing of Philippe Coutinho on loan from BarcelonaMORE: Wolves looking to beat Arsenal to Juventus defender Daniele Rugani with £30m offer Arsenal remain focused on signing centre-back amid Philippe Coutinho speculationlast_img read more