Thursday, 18 September 2014

Irish Water won't seek proof of illness when capping bills

Fianna Fáil’s Barry Cowen: 'a sorry saga'.
Fianna Fáil’s Barry Cowen: 'a sorry saga'.
HOMEOWNERS will not have to provide evidence that they suffer from a medical condition when applying to have their water bill capped on health grounds, the Irish Independent has learned. 
The Government has failed to draw up a list of specific medical conditions which will allow households to qualify for subsidised water bills.

Customers will be relied on to abide by an 'honesty system' when declaring that they have an ailment requiring large volumes of water and should only pay the average 'assessed' charge. The lack of clarity has prompted complaints that the system is confusing and open to abuse.

The news comes as it emerged that householders who can't drink their water are in line for a slightly better deal on their bill.

Pictures show Daniele Watts straddling boyfriend Brian James Lucas in car

Pictures emerge of Django Unchained actress straddling and grinding her boyfriend in his car after she claimed LAPD harassed her just for kissing him 

  • Pictures show Daniele Watts straddling boyfriend Brian James Lucas in car
  • Witness said Lucas was in passenger seat with feet on curb with Watts straddling him and rocking back and forth
  • Sergeant Jim Parker says he never wanted to arrest Daniele Watts or her boyfriend - but she turned it into a 'long, drawn-out drama' 
  • Watts says she should not have had to show ID as was doing nothing wrong
The Django Unchained actress who claimed she was harassed by LAPD officers who unfairly arrested her when she was making out with her boyfriend appears to have been doing a lot more than just kissing.
Pictures obtained by TMZ show Daniele Watts straddling her boyfriend Brian James Lucas in his car while the couple steady themselves with their hands on the car sunroof.
Eyewitness accounts suggest that Watts was grinding on top of her boyfriend with her shirt pulled up and her breasts exposed.
An eyewitness who saw the couple as he worked in a nearby office told TMZ that Lucas was sitting in the passenger seat with his feet on the curb and Watts was straddling him and rocking back and forth.
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Pictures obtained by TMZ show Daniele Watts straddling her boyfriend Brian James Lucas in his car while the couple steady themselves with their hands on the car sunroof
Pictures obtained by TMZ show Daniele Watts straddling her boyfriend Brian James Lucas in his car while the couple steady themselves with their hands on the car sunroof

Are spiders getting bigger? Warm summer has caused arachnids to grow larger, say experts

Experts say larger-than-usual house spiders will head into UK homes soon

  • Professor Hart of the University of Gloucestershire said that the mild summer meant that more prey was available than usual
  • This means more spiders could grow to a larger size
  • Spiders often head inside at this time of year as males hunt for females
  • But Professor Hart says there is nothing to fear because they are a 'free pest control service'

Enjoyed the summer? You’re not alone: Experts have warned that homes may be set for an invasion of larger than normal spiders who have feasted on an abundance of prey in the last few months.
That’s because this year the warm summer has allowed certain spiders to eat more than usual and grow to their upper limits.
And it could mean we’ll see more and more large spiders in our homes in the coming months.

Your new lodger: Experts say larger-than-usual house spiders (stock image shown) will head into UK homes soon. Professor Hart of the University of Gloucestershire said that the mild summer meant that more prey was available than usual. This means more spiders could grow to a larger size
Your new lodger: Experts say larger-than-usual house spiders (stock image shown) will head into UK homes soon. Professor Hart of the University of Gloucestershire said that the mild summer meant that more prey was available than usual. This means more spiders could grow to a larger size
The mild summer has meant the eight-legged creatures have had plenty to eat and very few have perished.

Esabod Blog Reader:Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Adeola


This birthday and all year through, 
May the power of Lord guide you, 
The might of Lord uphold you, 
The wisdom of Lord teach you, 
The eye of Lord watch over you, 
The ear of Lord hear you, 
The word of Lord give you speech, 
The hand of Lord protect you, 
The way of Lord go before you. 
Happy Birthday to you!Adeola Shitta

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Light four candles on your special day: one for happiness, one for peace, one for prosperity and one for good luck. May you always be happy and healthy! Happy Birthday To B'tunde Paul-Aiyewunmi EFCC

NDLEA recovers drugs from S’Africa football coach

Darlugar
Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, have arrested a South African football coach, Steven Darlugar, for drug trafficking.
The 38-year-old suspect was said to have been arrested during the screening of Arik Air passengers on board to South Africa.
It was gathered that Darlugar, who coaches a football team in South Africa, had neatly packaged the drugs weighing 1.54 kilogrammes in a compartment before the officials at the airport unravelled his gimmick. The drugs, it was learnt, tested positive for methamphetamine.
While confessing to the crime, the father of one said he took to smuggling to augment his income, adding that he would have made a proceed of $6,000 if he had succeeded in carrying out the crime.

Beware of facebook scam, Lagos warns

The Lagos State Government Tuesday called on residents of the State to be wary of a facebook scam whereby some unscrupulous persons are using the photographs of Governor Babatunde Fashola, and ascribing fictitious statements to him on fake Facebook accounts aimed at defrauding innocent citizens.
Scammers have been issuing out series of Facebook comments and information in the name of the Governor with the intention of duping unsuspecting members of the public.
A statement by the Governor’s Special  Adviser on Media, Mr. Hakeem Bello,  said the conmen have, through Facebook, been urging citizens to apply for some existing government facilities or utilities meant to benefit the public but to which some agencies of government have been given the responsibility to manage.
The Government warned that such information must be emanating from people out to defraud members of the public adding that government businesses such as Home ownership by mortgage and pilgrimage are purely conducted on the authentic websites and other social media outlets managed by agencies of the State Government with assigned responsibilities in different areas.

Cocaine smuggling: NDLEA boss orders monitoring of Nigeria-Brazil air route


The Chairman, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Alhaji Ahmed Giade, has directed personnel of the agency to closely monitor passengers and goods on Nigeria-Brazil air route.
This is contained in a statement by the agency’s spokesman, Mitchel Ofoyeju.
The statement said that the directive was sequel to the arrest of four suspected drug traffickers at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, last Thursday.
The suspects were arrested over illegal importation of 3.46 kilograms of cocaine.
According to the statement, the suspected drug traffickers were caught with the substances, which tested positive for cocaine while returning from Brazil.
“We shall continue to step up surveillance on passengers from Brazil. Several arrests have been made on the route and we are prepared to stop drug cartels from smuggling narcotics into Nigeria,” the statement said.

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