Summer washout casts long shadow

first_imgNewsLocal NewsSummer washout casts long shadowBy admin – July 12, 2012 544 Facebook Twitter Advertisement Previous articleLimerick look to lower the ‘Banner’Next articleLimerick FC to play Manchester City in Thomond Park admin Emailcenter_img Farmers badly hit- businesses hurtTHE WASHOUT summer is causing havoc for Limerick businesses, and shoppers may be looking at food price hikes as farmers struggle to provide produce.More than 5,000 beef and dairy farmers in Limerick are having to pay out for feed supplements and they will be looking at even bigger bills when winter closes in, it has been predicted.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up But consumers are winning in other areas, with over stocked department stores and garden furniture suppliers having to slash prices to tempt buyers.Met Éireann says that June was the wettest since records began,The last five weeks of wet conditions in Ireland and the severe weather front in the United States are affecting the cost of food production, warns Vincent Carton, managing director of Carton Bros and member of the Bord Bia Quality Assurance. He says it is only a matter of time before the consumer sees the impact.“As a company and an industry we are under severe pressure with the rising cost of wheat and many other cereals as they have a direct impact on the cost of producing chicken,” said Mr Carton.“We have already absorbed the increases in costs for gas, electricity and others such as diesel, which has led to increased distribution costs. However, these pale to insignificance compared to the increase in the cost of feed. Feed represents just over  50 per cent of the cost of a chicken”.The County Limerick chairman of the Irish Farmers Association, Eddie Scanlan, said farmers are facing a “very serious situation” which will cost an estimated €160 million nationally.“About half of farmers haven’t got any silage in. The weather broke at the very worst time, when the silage season should have been coming into full swing. It’s absolutely chaotic. And then without a first cut there’s no aftergrass. What grass there is, is not of a quality that animals can get proper nutrition from, so farmers are bringing their cattle back indoors and feeding them in the middle of July. That’s never done”.And many beef factories are “taking advantage,” he claimed, offering 10 cents per kilo less this week as farmers struggle to get animals to put on weight.Meanwhile, the heat has been turned up on department stores desperate to shift summer clothes, with many giving up to 70 per cent offCaroline Whelan of ‘A Room Outside’ in the East Link Business Park, said that while sales of barbecues haven’t suffered, garden furniture has.“You don’t have to have sunshine to barbecue but you do to sit outside. We’ve reduced all our our garden sets by up to 25 per cent.And holidaymakers are taking to the skies, Limerick Travel has confirmed.“There’s a big increase in last minute bookings,” said Shane O’Donoghue.“People want sunshine,” he told the Limerick Post WhatsApp Print Linkedinlast_img read more

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Trey Anastasio Band Wraps 4-Night Run With Explosive Brooklyn Bowl Finale [Photo/Video]

first_imgTrey Anastasio Band continued their extended weekend run on Monday with their second and final performance at Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, NY. One of the smaller rooms in which you’ll see TAB play, the Bowl was packed to the brim when Trey Anastasio‘s eight-piece solo outfit took the stage at the beloved concert venue/bowling alley for just the third time ever.Trey and company opened up the first set with “Blaze On”, which TAB debuted three nights prior at Anastasio’s Me & My Mind premiere and featured his fellow Phish bandmate Page McConnell. Moving out of the show-opening “Blaze On”, TAB offered up a hearty helping of setlist staples, including “Alive Again”, “Liquid Time”, “Burlap Sack and Pumps”, “Night Speaks to a Woman”, “Curlew’s Call”, and “Dark and Down”. TAB brought their first set to a close with “First Tube”, a tune that he debuted in 1998 with his 8 Foot Florescent Tubes one-off project at Burlington, VT’s Higher Ground.Following a brief setbreak, Trey and his cohorts returned to the stage to open up their second set with “Money, Love and Change”, highlighted by some ferocious guitar work from Anastasio. “Last Tube” and “Speak To Me” were up next, followed by “The Land Of Nod”, last played by TAB in 2017. The set continued with “Alaska” smoothly sliding into “In Rounds” before the band brought the set to a close with a silky-smooth pairing of “Shine” into “Rise/Come Together”. Unlike the previous night, where Trey emerged solo with his acoustic guitar, Trey Anastasio Band returned in full for their encore with a two-song offering of “Drifting” and “Ghost”.Next up for Trey Anastasio Band is a four-night run of shows throughout the Southeast, including performances in St. Petersburg, St. Augustine, and Atlanta. For a full list of Trey Anastasio Band’s upcoming performances, head here.You can stream a full soundboard audio recording of the show via LivePhish. You can also watch a selection of crowd-shot videos from the performance below:Trey Anastasio Band – “First Tube”[Video: brooklyntype]Trey Anastasio Band – “Ghost”[Video: brooklyntype]Check out a gallery of photos from the show below courtesy of photographer Andrew O’Brien.Setlist: Trey Anastasio Band | Brooklyn Bowl | Brooklyn, NY | 4/29/2019Set One: Blaze On, Alive Again, Liquid Time, Burlap Sack and Pumps, Night Speaks to a Woman, Curlew’s Call, Dark and Down, First TubeSet Two: Money, Love and Change, Last Tube, Speak to Me, The Land of Nod, Alaska > In Rounds, Shine > Rise/Come TogetherEncore: Drifting, GhostTrey Anastasio Band | Brooklyn Bowl | Brooklyn, NY | 4/29/2019 | Photos: Andrew O’Brien Load remaining imageslast_img read more

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May 28, 2017 Police Blotter

first_imgMay 28, 2017 Police Blotter052817 Batesville Police Blotter052817 Decatur County EMS Report052817 Decatur County Fire Report052817 Decatur County Jail Report052817 Decatur County Law Reportlast_img

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Would Potential VP Choice Karen Bass Tank Florida for Biden?

first_imgJoe Biden’s announcement about his running mate selection is “unlikely” to come this week. Biden is narrowing his short list down to a final “three or four” candidates. California Senator Kamala Harris, California Representative Karen Bass and former National Security Adviser Susan Rice. Karen Bass was a frontrunner until she apologized to Floridians about supportive comments she made about the Castro regime in Cuba. She made the comments on FOX News when grilled by Chris Wallace over the weekend.Karen Bass CastroThere is a fear if selected as the Vice Presidential nominee Bass might cause Biden to lose Florida. Plus her name is “Karen” which is now a pejorative for white women.California Rep. Karen Bass, who is on Joe Biden’s vice presidential short list, said she now realizes that referring to Fidel Castro as “comandante en jefe,” or commander in chief, after his death in 2016 was a mistake.But her explanation — and longstanding ties to Cuba — are concerning to Biden’s Miami supporters as he enters the final phase of choosing a running mate. Biden said he will choose a vice president around August 8.last_img read more

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