Million-gallon leak found

first_imgLimerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Facebook WhatsApp Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live A LEAK which has seen millions of gallons of water going down the drain over a period of seven years has provided the answer to why Shannon man, Pat Madden’s new water meter was telling him he had used 1.6 million litres in less than two months.The water meter installed in his home home clocked his water usage as being equal to flushing the loo 1,069 times a day or taking a bath 26 times a day.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up But on Wednesday, a crew from Irish Water dug until they found the cause of the problem – a badly leaking pipe in a corner of the gardenTaxi driver Pat Madden was astonished to discover that his meter showed he had used more than 1.5 million litres of water in the 79 days after it was installed – the equivalent, given the amount of water contained in a standard cistern, of flushing the toilet every 79 seconds.Mr Madden said that 19 days after the meter was installed, he checked the reading . “I was shocked – according to the meter, I had used 372,000 gallons of water. It was ticking so fast it sounded like a bomb”.Pat, who lives alone, took a test reading at 11am on November 26 and another one at 5pm that day.“It recorded that I had used 5,000 liters of water in that space of time – which was extraordinary, considering I wasn’t even at home.”After turning off the water going into the meter to see if it was working and establishing that it was, Mr Madden sealed off the water coming into his house. “But the thing kept registering water going through.“I never wanted this meter installed in the first place. I don’t mind paying for clean water but you can’t even drink the stuff coming out of the taps in Shannon – it smells like Parazone. I filter it twice before I use it for tea or cooking and I drink bottled water”.Withe the leak located and promptly repaired, Mr Madden said that “to be fair, if the water meter had not been installed I would still know nothing about a serious leak. I would advise people to check their use regularly after they have meters installed and question it if it’s excessive”. Email TAGSfeaturedIrish WaterlimerickShannon 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 center_img Previous articleBen Portsmouth is the Ultimate King of rock’n’rollNext articleNew album from Cathy Davey early 2015 Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. NewsBreaking newsMillion-gallon leak foundBy Bernie English – January 28, 2015 995 Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Linkedinlast_img

Supreme Court E-Committee Finalizing Rules For Live Streaming : Justice Chandrachud

first_imgTop StoriesSupreme Court E-Committee Finalizing Rules For Live Streaming : Justice Chandrachud Srishti Ojha9 April 2021 9:26 AMShare This – xSupreme Court judge Justice DY Chandrachud on Friday said that the e-committee of the top Court is in the process of finalising its rules for live streaming of court proceedings. He further added that the Gujarat High Court has already initiated a pilot project.The observation was made by Justice Chandrachud during the event to inaugurate the new website for Judgments and e-Filing 3.0…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginSupreme Court judge Justice DY Chandrachud on Friday said that the e-committee of the top Court is in the process of finalising its rules for live streaming of court proceedings. He further added that the Gujarat High Court has already initiated a pilot project.The observation was made by Justice Chandrachud during the event to inaugurate the new website for Judgments and e-Filing 3.0 conducted by the e-Committee of Supreme Court of India.It was in 2018 that the Supreme Court approved in principle the concept of live-streaming of important court hearings. However, it is yet to be implemented. Gujarat High Court is the only court which live-streams the proceedings. At present, the proceedings in the Chief Justice’s court of the Gujarat High Court are being live streamed in YouTube. Justice DY Chandrachud, who is also the Chairperson of e-Committee said that the importance of the event lies in their efforts to provide an end to end integration for lawyer, litigants and the court system.Justice Chandrachud clarified that the purpose of these initiatives is not to replace the system of ora hearing, but to make services more friendly to the Bar, for litigants for whom they exist.He shared an incident where he received a little protest from one of the Delhi’s Bar expressed apprehension if by this event they were replacing oral hearing by a system of virtual hearing.”Let me assuage to all members of Bar, for someone like me who holds everything to the Bar, nothing could be further from my mind than to replace the strength of open court system”Justice Chandrachud shared that an important initiative taken over by the e-Committee was to have a collaborative mission with the High court, in furtherance of which the ownership of this projects vests with the high Courts. He added the e committee is only using its position as facilitators, guide and friend snd act like an interface between funds provided by Government of India and their utilisation by the High Court.Justice Chandrachud stated that the video conferencing were initiated as a platform to answer problems of pandemic, again not to replace oral hearings but to ensure that courts were functional and available to those whose rights were being infringed. Thereafter rules for VC hearings were drafted.Referring to the digitisation being carried out by the High Courts, Justice Chandrachud stated that the Secretary-General of the Supreme Court had mentioned last year that the problem with this mission was that High Courts were conducting their individual digitisation, and there is a need for a national uniform pattern for Digitisation.Therefore, the committee was constituted assisted by C-DAC and an SOP for digitisation has been prepared and will be finalised in a week.Justice Chandrachud stated that another important mission of the Committee is the Knowledge platform, for which a Committee has been constituted headed by Justice Moushumi Bhattacharya and also has Justice Pratibha Singh.”The committee has been formed to create a module of how judicial system should be dealing with marginalised, women litigants, victims of gender violence, and what should courts do to make them more open and friendly to all diverse stakeholders in system.A preliminary report has been submitted and we are in process of opening it out for suggestions and implementation.” Justice Chandrachud said.Justice Chandrachud further said that have been deeply conscious of fact over pandemic that there has been a digital divide in the country. AG Venugopal in e committee meeting last year mentioned its important for us to train lawyers all of the countryJustice Chandrachud further said that the E-Committee’s Human Resources member Ms Arulmozhiselvi has devised a training module as result of which master trainers across the country have been trained. These master trainers are carrying on mission of training lawyers down to Taluka level and not merely seats of the HC.This step has been taken in consideration read more

Online agents are just a “property version of Ebay with a helpline”

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Online agents are just a “property version of Ebay with a helpline” previous nextAgencies & PeopleOnline agents are just a “property version of Ebay with a helpline”Comment comes from boss of London mews house specialists Lurot Brand in newspaper opinion piece.Nigel lewis13th June 20170685 Views Leading London agent Lurot brand general manager James Robinson (pictured, right) has launched a scathing attack on the UK’s online agents describing them as a “property version of ebay with a helpline”.In a head-on clash with online agents, Robinson says in an opinion piece in London’s City AM newspaper that too many vendors don’t realise that, although they are saving money on agent fees, an agent’s expertise and experience can help save them the “tens or even hundreds of thousands” lost by not having a negotiator on their side.“This may sound far-fetched, but every estate agent has listened to dinner party boasts of the tens of thousands of pounds a guest has cleverly saved on estate agent fees this way,” he says.Robinson goes on to say that because agents do the job of selling houses every day, they know only too well how important it is to have someone in the middle during negotiations.“We also know that estate agents have databases of the best buyers relying on agents, rather than portals, to notify them of properties coming to the market in specific locations,” he says.“Also, there’s greater accountability; if you get it badly wrong, you can’t exactly sue yourself.”Online agentsRobinson also says vendors who sell homes through online-only agents are like someone who represents themselves in court, whom US President Abraham Lincoln once described as having a “fool for a client” – i.e. themselves.“Online agents will always be attractive to people who think cheap is best. But, unless you want to become one of Lincoln’s fools, employing a good estate agent to represent you will always be the best way to sell your property for the best price,” he says. Luton Brand James Robinson June 13, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img