Print NewsSlow council payment putting pressure on contractorsBy Staff Reporter – December 29, 2013 594 WhatsApp Facebook Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Linkedin Previous articleWoman dramatically rescued from Limerick fireNext articleMovement on Adare bypass Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie by Alan JacquesSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected] city council has been asked to speed up payments to local contractors who are being left out of pocket for weeks after completing jobs.Limerick Fianna Fail TD Willie O’Dea says he has been contacted by a number of local builders who have completed City Council grant-aided work for householders without receiving payment.He described the situation as “disgraceful” and insisted that the Council should be part of the Government push to create employment and assist small businesses with cash flow issues.“Contractors have been left with serious cash flow problems because the City Council are extremely slow about paying once the contract is completed. In some cases, the contractors have completed several contracts without payment and are asked to do even more jobs before they receive a penny,”he claimed.“All of these contractors have to pay wages and purchase materials with no credit from suppliers long before they get paid by the Council. As a result, these contractors are encountering serious cash flow issues.“One contractor suggested to me that his cash flow situation was so bad he would have to take out a credit union loan to get through Christmas. Unfortunately, it’s another example of paying only lip service to the needs of the small and medium enterprise sector,” he said.One local contractor who carried out work for the City Council onseveral occasions told the Limerick Post that this issue was an “on-going problem”.The contractor, who wished to remain anonymous for fear of losing further contracts with the Council, said the situation was putting unnecessary pressure and worry on his business.“I can’t understand why it’s taking seven to eight weeks to receive payment and why the Council don’t pay the contractor directly. The cheque is sent to the person in council housing that we carry out the work for and then the onus is on them to pay us. It’s a bizarre situation.“I first have to pay thousands of euro out of my own pocket on materials and wages. There have been emergency situations where I’ve have had to go to the Credit Union and take out money because of the delay in payment from City Council.“Up to a few days ago when a cheque finally arrived, it was looking like I would have to take it out of the Credit Union to get through Christmas. The Council should pay the contractor directly and sooner,” said one angry contractor.There was no comment from Limerick City Council at the time of going to press. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Advertisement #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Email #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy TAGScontractorscouncilslocalMusic Limerick Spike Lee’s editor to deliver editing workshop for local filmmakers
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Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Teheran is the third Angels player to confirm that he had tested positive. Teheran, Patrick Sandoval and Matt Thaiss all tested positive in June, and all took at least three weeks from the time of the positive test to clear the protocols to join the team.Teheran tested positive a few days before he was to report on July 1. He said he had a fever, chills, headaches and he lost his sense of taste.“I was more worried about getting other people in my family sick,” Teheran said. “I knew that I had the virus and it can hit really hard. With all I had been working on and training hard, I knew it wouldn’t hit me hard, but I wanted to be sure that it didn’t affect the rest of my family.”Teheran said his wife and son were asymptomatic, but their nanny also got sick and had some of the same symptoms as him. He said he worried about his parents, because they are high-risk, but they stayed at a hotel and did not get the virus.From Teheran’s first positive test, which was just a few days before the start of camp, Teheran said he tried to maintain his workouts as best as he could. He finally was cleared to join the team on Friday, and he threw for pitching coach Mickey Callaway on Saturday. Manager Joe Maddon said Callaway was impressed with how close Teheran is to being ready.Related Articles Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros “I’ve been around for a long time, and I haven’t been injured, and one reason is because I know to how to take care of myself and I know how to take care of my arm,” Teheran said. “I would say I’m a week behind hopefully. And whenever I feel ready, I’ll be out there working with the guys and doing our best to go to the spot we want to go.”OPTIMISM FROM HEANEY, RENDONAndrew Heaney and Anthony Rendon, who both missed action with minor injuries this weekend, are both expected to be ready to go for Opening Day on Friday, Maddon said.Heaney said on Sunday that he feels “fine,” a day after he opted not to pitch in an intrasquad game because of back stiffness.“I felt like with as quick as our build-up was gonna be this spring training 2.0, and the season being as short as it is, it was just smart to be cautious,” Heaney said Sunday. “I feel ready after 85 pitches my last time out (in an intrasquad game). I felt good with all of my stuff. I’m ready to go. I’m fine.”Heaney just did some throwing and got treatment instead of pitching in the game on Saturday. He’ll have a bullpen session on Tuesday or Wednesday, and that would be the best indication of whether he’s ready to go Friday.The Angels moved Dylan Bundy and Griffin Canning up a day — to Sunday and Monday, respectively — to make them available for the first two games in Oakland in case Heaney can’t pitch.Rendon has been out since feeling tightness in his oblique on Wednesday. Although Maddon said he’s not sure what the trainers have cleared Rendon to do in the final exhibition games, he doesn’t seem concerned about Opening Day.“Anthony feels confident he’ll be ready to play in the first game,” Maddon said on Sunday.OHTANI’S DAYShohei Ohtani pitched five innings in his final tuneup before the regular season on Sunday.Ohtani did not face a traditional lineup, but instead a rotation of hitters including Matt Thaiss, Jared Walsh and Michael Hermosillo.Ohtani struck out six and walked four and he gave up five hits.“I feel better each time I get out there,” Ohtani said through his interpreter. “I feel better with the mound, facing hitters, getting reps in. I’m feeling better each time.” Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros ANAHEIM — Julio Teheran thought he just had a cold.When the symptoms persisted even after taking medication, he realized something wasn’t right, and a test soon confirmed it. The Angels right-hander had tested positive for the coronavirus, which would soon spread to his wife and 4-year-old son.Teheran said he already knew he had tested positive when he told ESPN Deportes he was awaiting test results.“I tried to keep everything private because it’s something serious,” Teheran said in Spanish on Sunday. “I think this virus, with all the things that we’re hearing in the news and media, it was something difficult for me and I decided to keep it quiet. We weren’t out of it yet, and my family was still recovering.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone
The 28-year-old has played 46 times for the club since signing from New Zealand Warriors at the end of the 2015 season.Saints Head Coach Justin Holbrook said: “We’re pleased to have retained Dom for the 2018 season. He was one of best players towards the back end of last season after working hard in training to regain his place in the side.“I’ve been impressed with his work ethic since I joined the club and he adds vital experience and depth as we look forward to the new campaign.”Peyroux has made eight appearances for the Cook Islands, scoring five tries, including two in the 2013 World Cup, and three times for Samoa.He also played for Sydney Roosters and the Gold Coast Titans before moving to the Warriors.Dom said: “I’m blessed to have re-signed with St Helens for another year. We did well in the back end of this year’s campaign to make the semis and were unlucky to miss out on the Grand Final.“We are using it as fuel for a great 2018 season.“I’m looking forward to working hard in pre-season and starting well next year.”Dom made his debut against Huddersfield in 2016 and has scored six tries in the Red Vee.