Richard, you are so right. It sort of reminds me of the old man. He said, “I ain’t never been lost, but I been confused and twisted around so bad a few times it took me awhile to find the right trail again?” Yes, that map you speak of I fear is unfamiliar to most folks today that claim they know and understand it, and I fear our compass (moral) is somewhat out of whack. We do have a Holy guide we can always rely on but we must trust Him and then do our part. Thanks pal, and many blessings on you, Chaz InspirationBy Charles Towne The forest is vast.For the unprepared, it presents many dangers. For the unfamiliar, the chance of becoming lost is always a possibility. For the unwary, the terrain, though beautiful to the extreme, is also treacherous. For the foolish–? Oh well, the foolish are always their own worst enemy. In the wilderness are canyons that can swallow a man and leave no trace. There are mountains that present their own dangers. One might fall off a cliff to plummet to his death on the rocks far below. Or he could break through a snow bridge and, gravity being what gravity is, he could fall into a crevasse. Or he could be swept away and buried in an avalanche. And we cannot forget the rivers, those raging torrents can sweep one away to drown, and be nibbled on by minnows and eaten by crabs. But then, he isn’t aware of the minnows and crabs because he was after all– dead.He thought he knew where he was going.But, he was a man easily distracted. He was not one to waste his time in a lot of careful, and what he considered unnecessary preparation. Three days into his trek he ran out of water, but he knew there were streams so he was not overly concerned until he realized that the trail he had been following was, in reality, one made by wild animals, and though he had a compass he had never taken the time to learn how to use it, and so—he wandered thirsty, hungry and alone, because he was unprepared, he died.He hoped he knew where he was going.He had a compass and a map and he knew how to use them. He was an intelligent man, but one prone to take unnecessary risks. The day came when, seeing a patch of blackberries at the side of the trail he dropped his pack which contained his map and compass, and he began wandering, picking the delicious fruit. But, when he turned back he realized the trail was not where it should be! He was lost. He wandered aimlessly until he stumbled onto another trail, and he was overjoyed when he saw boot-prints in that trail! He followed those tracks. Several days later, at his extreme, starving, thirsty, exhausted, he caught up with the man he had been following lying dead on the trail. He had been following a dead man. Thus and so, he also died.He knew where he was going.He had planned and prepared for his journey. Yes, he had a plan and he possessed all the right equipment, and more important, he knew how to use his tools. He stuck to his plan, and when he did wander off the trail he referred to his map and compass and within a short time, happily, he regained the trail. He picked blackberries. He fished, and at night he sat in his camp and ate the blackberries and the fish, and when he slept he dreamed good dreams, and the next day, well rested, he resumed his journey. He enjoyed the experience, and eventually, sooner than later, he reached his goal and lived a long and happy life guiding others through the wilderness. Charles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adopted the philosophy that to Live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy-filled life. charles towne December 15, 2018 at 7:57 pm Dear Papa God, thank you so very much for being not only a forever friend but a true master guide, steering us, guiding us, protecting us, through the wilderness of this life and the very valley of death. Work your divine will in us and create in each of us a perfect and willing spirit that one day we will have attained that wondrous goal that you have planned for each of your children. Give each of us a willing and joyful spirit O Holy God. In our Lord’s blessed name we ask this knowing that you will never withhold any good and perfect gift from them that ask it of you, believing, Amen 14 COMMENTS Charles your prayer is always appropriate to your article and your article is always the product of what you have learned from your lifetime of experience. I enjoy your articles so much, that I believe I have become addicted to your prose. Keep them coming. Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. December 16, 2018 at 10:00 am December 18, 2018 at 8:54 am Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear TAGSCharles TowneInspiration Previous articleWhy shaming your children on social media may make things worseNext articleHow to infuse your family with the spirit of generosity this Christmas Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR December 16, 2018 at 1:23 pm Reply Please enter your comment! December 18, 2018 at 7:44 am You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here December 16, 2018 at 12:51 am December 15, 2018 at 11:15 pm Yeah Richard, and in my own experience I have learned that when I trust to my own strength and wisdom, that is the exact time that I am down and discouraged and the most lost and need a guide the most. A Friend Once again Chaz, as they say, ” on time and on target”! We all have the tools we need to safely travel if only we remember to use them! Our map looks a lot like a book and our “compass” has been written in our hearts. May we always use them correctly, as intended! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter charles towne A friend December 15, 2018 at 5:58 pm NH Reply Reply charles towne Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Reply December 16, 2018 at 7:59 am Reply charles towne Reply Reply Reply Reply December 18, 2018 at 3:44 am December 16, 2018 at 2:21 pm Don Young CSG Reply Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Linda, wise words from one so young. I am so pleased that you enjoy my scribbles. I hope you and yours are all well and happy. Blessings on you all, Unka Chuck Reply charles towne Reply Dear CSG, I love your prayer. We are because He is! I had gone to bed and He woke me to your comment, so here I am, responding to Him and to your response. praise Him in all things and to all people. There is nothing we should want more than to please Him for in pleasing Him are we most alive. Let us always respond to Papa God’s summons in a way that will inevitably please him, and if it be possible, bring Him joy. Let our lives be radiant with the heat of His grace, mercy, and love. As the sun warms the earth let His very sweet presence in our lives warm and bless all because we have been in his presence. This we ask with the assurance of it being ours because He has promised that He would not withhold any good thing from them that ask it. Amen December 18, 2018 at 8:07 am Yes, how true this article is!So many people heading the wrong direction and don’teven know it.Lord, please keep us on trackwith your word and your will.Use us in a way that we willbe transparent and allow yourlight to shine through to help others.Thank you Father, forALL you do for us, all you have done and all you will do. Helpus to be forever grateful and find ways to pay-it-forward to others. In Jesus’ name, Amen Herbert, there is an interesting phenomenon at work here. I write. You read. I wonder where the next article will come from. I trust Papa God to give me that which he wants me to write. He gives me an idea. I write. You read, someone else reads, I am greatly blessed. May our wonderful God, He who gave us His all at Calvary look upon you with favor my dear friend and brother, Chaz Love the metaphor for life. The Forest will teach us all life lessons if we listen close enought! December 15, 2018 at 8:53 pm Herbert Weissman How should we navigate through life? Well, it helps if we have a good compass and know how to interpret it. For me God’s word is the compass. But, even a good compass can point in all directions! So, how do we find the good paths to follow, with our compass (Bible)? Well, Solomon was thought to be the richest and the wisest man that ever lived, and yet he is given credit for writing the book of Ecclesiastes. Solomon had the wealth and position in life to experience anything he wanted. Yet, in the end, he is quoted as saying, in Ecclesiastes 12:8 “Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.” If you read the book of Ecclesiastes you will find that Solomon’s wealth did not bring him all the happiness he was seeking in life. Solomon’s final conclusion was: Ecclesiastes 12:13-1 “Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is man’s all. For God will bring every work into judgment, including every secret thing, whether good or evil.”The good path’s to follow, for me, started with the book of Proverbs, Psalms and then reading all of God’s word. In all of this, our Father God will answer our prayers, when we need direction! charles towne charles towne Dear NH, yeah, ain’t it the truth? It’s a jungle out there! (Boy, do I ever love the wild places!) What I have discovered in the school of life is that man, without the refining, shining influence of Jesus Christ in his life presents the greatest danger. When I say that I am not referring to religion. because religion, in and of itself, does not change men to their betterment. No, all religion does is makes man intolerant, whereas Jesus brings an element of love, mercy, tolerance, and grace to the table that is life transforming. Bless you dear one, Chaz Richard I have been so very fortunate having wandered the wild places for much of my life, and yes, even though I never was lost I was a tad confused for a couple of times in the Rockies. I have hiked in the Canadian Rockies, canoed in the Boundary waters of Canada and the Okefenokee swamps of Georgia as well as the Florida Everglades etc. and I still head out “there” every chance I get. God has protected me so many times in my life I have lost track. Praise Him, Chaz Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 We are told that prayer is the key in the hand of faith that unlocks heaven’s storehouse where are treasured all the resources of boundless Omnipotence. And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he that comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those that diligently seek Him.It is a jungle out there and if we don’t have a compass and a map ( the Word of God), how can we know where we are going, much less how to get there.Thanks again for such good counsel and always love your prayers. It seems that I am right there in God’s throne room with you as you talk to Him! December 18, 2018 at 2:33 pm Linda Scott
31 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 8 December 2003 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Breast Cancer Campaign capitalises on England rugby win Breast Cancer Campaign ably demonstrates the speed which online auctions offer to charities. Timing the auction with the victory parade at such short notice would have been almost impossible if it had been a physical event. The Web of course offers much more flexibility.The charity is promoting the auction on its front page with a graphic. It also allows prospective bidders to examine the shirt in more detail with a range of thumbnail images which, when clicked, expand to offer detailed snapshots of each part of the shirt. Breast Cancer Campaign is auctioning anofficial rugby shirt signed by members of the World Cup 2003 winning Englandrugby team.The auction, being held online, has been timed to coincided with today’s celebratory parade by the World Cup-winning England rugby team through the streets of London.The auction is supported by Capital FM. Bids are open from 9am today Monday until 4pmon 10 December 2003. Advertisement Tagged with: Digital Events Gaming Trading AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Entries to the 2015 Energy Globe Award are now open. The Award, established in 1999, is presented annually to outstanding and sustainable projects in the area of environment and energy.Awards are presented at a national level, and at international level in five categories: Earth, Fire, Water, Air, and Youth. The international category winners will receive a prize of €10,000.Organisations from over 160 countries have taken part to date.How to enterApplications are invited from organisations with projects that focus on:the conservation of resourcesthe improvement of air and water qualitythe efficient use of energythe implementation of renewable energiescreating a heightened awareness of these issues.There is a checklist available to help organisations confirm their eligibility.Entries to the 2015 Energy Globe Award must be made before 22 September 2014. Howard Lake | 5 August 2014 | News €10k Energy Globe Award opens for entries Tagged with: environment Funding 27 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
[youtube height=”450″width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEPr4Hs7Jcs&feature=emb_logo[/youtube] About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. 205 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis With the majority of global antibiotic consumption by volume used for agriculture, and drug use in animals contributing significantly to their lessening effectiveness in humans, the new Institute will focus on designing novel antimicrobials just for animals, as well as exploring new human drugs.Alongside its drug discovery work, the IOI intends to partner with other global leaders in the field of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) to raise awareness and promote responsible use of antimicrobial drugs. The academic team will contribute to research on the type and extent of drug resistant microbes across the world, and critically, will seek to attract and train the brightest minds in science to tackle this ‘silent pandemic’.Sir Jim Ratcliffe, Chairman of Ineos said:“Innovative collaboration between industry, academia and government is now crucial to fight against AMR. We are excited to partner with one of the world’s leading research universities to accelerate progress in tackling this urgent global challenge.”Surgeon David Sweetnam, Adviser to the Ineos Oxford Institute, commented: Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Oxford University receives £100m donation to create antimicrobial research institute Tagged with: higher education Major gift Oxford University “The growing menace of bacterial resistance to antibiotics is one of the most underreported issues of our time. All modern surgery and cancer treatments rely on the use of effective antibiotics. To lose this precious gift will signal a return to a pre-antibiotic era. We now have a very narrow window of opportunity in which to change course and prevent the unthinkable from becoming the inevitable.“If there is any positive lesson to be taken from the devastation of the Covid-19 pandemic, we’ve clearly seen that the only way out of such infectious disease crises is through brilliant scientific groundwork laid well in advance. It’s clear that we must be looking right now for new antibiotics with the same urgency as we have been for vaccines.”Ineos has previously supported other initiatives in the public health space, including funding The Daily Mile, which aims to get the world’s children active every day in order to tackle obesity and improve health and wellbeing. Melanie May | 19 January 2021 | News Oxford University has received one of the largest donations ever to be given to a university: £100 million from manufacturing company Ineos.The donation is to enable Oxford University to create an institute to fight antimicrobial resistance. This currently causes an estimated 1.5 million excess deaths each year, which could rise to over 10m deaths per year by 2050. It is also predicted to also create a global economic toll of $100 trillion by mid-century.The new Ineos Oxford Institute will benefit from the facilities and expertise of Oxford University, and will create collaborative and cross-disciplinary links across the sciences. It will be based between two sites in Oxford, linking the University’s Department of Chemistry with the Department of Zoology in the new Life & Mind Building, which is currently under construction.
Some of the organizers gather for photo, Feb. 8.Providence, R.I. — A multinational grouping of women came together on Feb. 8 for the first Women’s Assembly Planning Committee meeting. The committee is organizing a Women of All Colors Assembly in Providence on International Women’s Day, March 8.The Women of All Colors Assembly will be a wonderful gathering of amazing women on one day in one location, but it will also be a historic occasion in Rhode Island’s “peoples’ history” in that it will be the founding of the RI Women’s Assembly. RIWA hopes to have significant and lasting impact in the decades to come as a permanent voice for the working-class and progressive women of Rhode island.The RI Women’s Assembly will deal with sexism, the oppression of women, and the social and economic needs of women. It will take its place alongside the RI Rosa Parks Human Rights Committee, the RI Martin Luther King Coalition and the RI Reparations Committee in dealing with racism, the oppression of people of color, and the social and economic needs of people of color and communities of color.RIWA will be a vehicle to fight all necessary day-to-day defensive battles against threats to past victories and gains for women, both social and economic, and to project and proclaim a vision of the new society and new world that is struggling to be born in the 21st century.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Indiana, Ohio Farmers Take Home Top Red Gold Stewardship Award SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Aug 14, 2017 Previous articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for August 15, 2017Next articleU.S. Feed Grain and Ethanol Exports Up Gary Truitt SHARE H&T Parker Farms.Red Gold and the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) are proud to present Harold and Tom Parker of H&T Parker Farms, located in LaPorte, Ind., and Chris McDonnall of McDonnall Farms, located in Delta, Ohio, with the 2017 Red Gold Stewardship Award. Currently in its ninth year, the award was established to showcase the conservation efforts of Red Gold growers and to recognize those going above and beyond in their farming operations. Parker and McDonnall were recognized during a ceremony held at Red Gold’s corporate headquarters in Elwood.“Taking care of the land continues to be a priority for Red Gold and farmers across the Midwest,” said Ted McKinney, ISDA Director. “I commend Harold, Tom and Chris for being leaders in conservation and, by their example, encouraging others to do so as well.”Tom Parker graduated from Purdue University in 2001 and soon after joined the family farming operation, H&T Parker Farms. He uses the latest technology to grow his crops and is currently producing corn, seed corn and tomatoes.Parker has been with Red Gold since 2012 and grows tomatoes on a five year or more rotation. Making conservation part of his farm management, he has restored wetlands, installed grass filter strips on open ditches and put in place water sediment control basins, just to name a few.Two of the main reasons Parker received the stewardship award include switching from conventional to vertical tillage and adding cover crops to five out of the six years of their typical rotation.“The ground is going to give back what you put into it, so you have to make sure that everything is healthy in order to have a sustainable future,” Parker said. “The practices we have put in place show that we are environmentally conscious, and it’s an honor to receive this award and get recognized for that work.”Located in Delta, Ohio, McDonnall is a fifth generation farmer and owner and operator of McDonnall Farms. Along with corn and soybeans, he has been growing tomatoes on a five year rotation for 55 years – 23 of those with Red Gold.In addition to planting cover crops, McDonnall incorporates the following conservation practices into his farm management; grass buffers around tile-risers, grass waterways, grass filter strips on open ditches, and water and sediment control basins. Additionally, he has constructed his own strip-tiller for reducing soil disturbance while planting tomatoes.“Being in charge of a farming operation means doing the best you can with the ground you are using, so it means a lot to be recognized for that,” McDonnall said. “We are a fifth generation farm and would like to continue our operation, and taking care of our resources plays a critical role in that.”The Red Gold Stewardship Award program is driven by Red Gold’s desire to demonstrate their companywide commitment to good stewardship practices. The company encourages their tomato producers, who are located in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio, to adopt good conservation practices and has instilled an atmosphere of continuous improvement.As the top winner, Parker received a $1,000 scholarship plus the option of shipping an extra truck load of tomatoes per day during harvest season. Taking second place, McDonnall received a $500 scholarship and an extra half truck load of tomatoes per day during harvest.ISDA’s role in the competition is to serve as an independent evaluator, which includes judging and scoring. The winners were selected based on their conservation practices and efforts.For more information about the Red Gold Stewardship Award, or Red Gold in general, visit www.redgold.com. For more information about ISDA, visit www.isda.in.gov.Source: ISDA Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana, Ohio Farmers Take Home Top Red Gold Stewardship Award
News Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites News Organisation April 1, 2020 Find out more PeruAmericas January 24, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist given one-year suspended prison sentence for “defamation” Follow the news on Peru Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders expressed concern over a one-year suspended prison sentence handed down on 19 January 2005 to Julio Jara Ladrón de Guevara, editor of the daily El Comercio in Cuzco, in southern Peru. The worldwide press freedom organisation called for the prison term to be quashed at appeal, stressing that “criminalising press offences is a serious obstacle to freedom of information. Even when suspended a prison sentence for a press offence can only push journalists towards self-censorship,” it said.A judge in Cuzco, Miguel Angel Castelo Andía, sentenced de Guevara for “defamation” of Rafael Córdova Paliza, a former official in the regional government. He was also ordered to pay a fine of 16,000 soles (nearly 3,800 euros) as well as 1,000 soles (about 230 euros) in damages to the complainant. De Guevara has already lodged an appeal. The editor published an item on 3 October 2003, quoting Congressman Manuel Figueroa Quintana, accusing Rafael Córdova Paliza of cheating 42 peasant communities out of 60, 000 soles (just over 14,000 euros) by passing himself off as a advisor to President Alejandro Toledo. Reporters Without Borders pointed out that Article 11 of the Declaration of Principles on free expression by the Inter-American Human Rights Commission says “public officials are subject to greater scrutiny by society”. It also states that, “Laws that penalise offensive expressions directed at public officials restrict freedom of expression and the right to information.” News News China’s diplomats must stop attacking media over coronavirus reporting Receive email alerts to go further Latin America’s community radio – a key service but vulnerable PeruAmericas RSF_en February 10, 2017 Find out more December 4, 2019 Find out more
Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives to go further News Organisation Two months before Assange’s extradition hearing, RSF calls for his release on humanitarian grounds and for US Espionage Act charges to be dropped February 16, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Professional lead the strongest in murder of radio journalist in Guayaquil Help by sharing this information Coronavirus: State measures must not allow surveillance of journalists and their sources June 15, 2020 Find out more News News Receive email alerts RSF_en News Reporters Without Borders expressed its dismay at the murder overnight on 13-14 February 2006, of José Luis León Desiderio, of Radio Minutera, in Guayaquil, in the south-west. The journalist was found dead with a single gunshot wound to the head close to his home in the Bastión Popular district.“It has not yet been proved that the death of José Luis León Desiderio is linked to his professional work. Nevertheless, the journalist did not just make friends exposing the scale of criminality in Guayaquil and, according to him, the inactivity of the authorities,” the press freedom organisation said. “Besides, his family said that his killers had stolen nothing from him. If crime was not the motive for the murder then the investigators must fully explore the professional lead,” it concluded.José Luis León Desiderio left his home on the evening of 13 February to meet his wife, Jenny Piza, at the bus stop, which was his regular practice because of insecurity in the neighbourhood. After waiting for him for around 15 minutes, Jenny Piza – who told her story to the daily El Universo – said she became worried that her husband had not met her as usual and returned home. Her daughter, Wendy, surprised to see her returning alone, confirmed that he had indeed left to meet her.The two women went out again and a passer-by showed them the spot where a gunshot had been heard a little earlier. At dawn they found León Desiderio’s body in a ditch with a bullet wound to the head. None of his personal effects had been stolen. A journalist with 22 years experience, he first worked for the daily El Telégrafo before working successively for several radio stations, including Radio Minutera where he presented the programme “Opinión”. He was also working as a printer. His friend and colleague, Hugo Asencio, of Radio Z1, also quoted by El Universo, said, “It can only be revenge”, linked to his programmes. April 10, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders expressed its dismay at the murder of José Luis León Desiderio, of Radio Minutera, overnight on 13-14 February 2006 in Guayaquil, in the south-west. The journalist regularly exposed local criminality and the inactivity of the authorities on his programme. Nothing was stolen from him when he was killed. Reporters Without Borders urged investigators to explore the professional lead. EcuadorAmericas December 24, 2019 Find out more EcuadorAmericas Follow the news on Ecuador
WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email Previous articlePositive signs for Gortadroma gasification plantNext articleCouncil backs plans to facilitate new secondary school in County Limerick 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. TAGSfeaturedKing John’s Castlelimerick THE HUGE effort involved in the revamp of Limerick’s King John’s Castle is being ruined by people who use the river as a rubbish tip, members of Limerick city and county council’s municipal authority have been told.Independent councillor John Gilligan appealed to the council officials to get in contact with Waterways Ireland, the body responsible for the upkeep of the river.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “There is a huge mound of rubbish dumped between the castle wall and the river. All the work which has been put into the castle is being negated by this unsightly tip,” he said.He added that he was aware that Waterways Ireland was in charge of the area “and that is one of the biggest problems. They have more excuses than anyone I’ve ever known. There is no logical reason why we should have that mound of rubbish out there”.Cllr John Loftus (AAA) asked that the rubbish be removed.“While we are at it, we should remove every single piece of debris from the water,” he said.The members were told that the local authority will liaise with Waterways Ireland to have the rubbish cleaned up. NewsCastle revamp hit by rubbishBy Bernie English – February 21, 2015 636 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedin Advertisement Facebook Print Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace”