Teens rescued from stricken boat in Shannon

first_imgTwitter Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected] teens have been rescued after the boat they were in on the River Shannon lost power and began to drift down stream.Shortly after 7.45pm Limerick Fire and Rescue Service were mobilised to the River Shannon at Brown’s Quay after receiving reports that a boat with the three teens on board had lost power and was drifting down the river Shannon.Theee units including the fire service boat “fire swift” with 3 Swift water Rescue Swimmers on board were mobilised to the scene.Within three minutes of receiving the call, fire swift made contact with the stricken boat along with the other emergency services on scene and brought the teens to safety.Members of the Limerick Marine Search and Rescue and Limerick Civil Defence, who were training on the river at the time, also assisted in the rescue when they were notified by the Irish Coast Guard.The stricken boat, with one of the teens, was towed to a nearby slipway by Limerick Marine Search and Rescue while the other teens were brought ashore by Fire and Rescue personnel.There were no reported injuries. Advertisement WhatsApp Previous articleBanks ordered to engage with distressed borrowersNext articleGuests evacuated from Limerick hotel Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebookcenter_img Linkedin NewsBreaking newsTeens rescued from stricken boat in ShannonBy Staff Reporter – September 11, 2015 397 Print Emaillast_img read more

They Ride by Dawn

first_imgThey are an eclectic group of Harvard students, staff, faculty, and community members. They range in age from their late teens to 50-something. They can be freshmen or CEOs, but they move fast, and under their own power. They ride by bike.last_img

Blinn shows way on trust and peace

first_imgThe students always knew that Diane was an advocate for them and they could count on her to not breech their confidence. To breech their confidence meant she could no longer fulfill her responsibilities to them or anyone else in the community.I’m constantly thinking: “What would Diane do?” I concluded she would continue to do what she does best. Diane would make doubly sure she reminds students they can trust her with the most delicate issues they share, no matter what.Diane is the glue that keeps Mohonasen a peaceable place — telling students that training teachers to carry and use weapons appeals only to more irrational thinking that will simply lead to more violence. The solution to the problem of school  violence is hiring more Diane Blinns. It’s a complicated  problem that requires thoughtful, disciplined planning and execution. We have a shortage of those qualities in Washington (and Rotterdam).Nick CoupasSaratoga SpringsMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes I retired from Mohonasen High School in June 2010. Until then, I had the privilege of working closely with Diane Blinn, who is the school/district social worker.There were daily disagreements among all groups: students, teachers, parents and administrators. Some problems were trivial and some as serious/life threatening as disagreements could possibly be.There was always a line of students at Diane’s door, and she could solve just about every problem she faced. Sometimes, she would take a student home for a meeting with the parents. Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Ultimatum on Boracay ‘trike’ phase out issued

first_imgIt was Bautista who directed theMunicipal Transportation Office to enforce the guidelines and policies one-trikes through EO No. 40 series of 2019 last Nov. 11. Last November, a group of tricycledrivers and operators requested Bautista and the Sangguniang Bayan toreconsider the total phase out of the tricycles in this town. They proposed redesignedtricycles with proper luggage compartment, elevated roof, reduced passengercapacity and uniform island design, rather than replacing their units withe-trikes. For tricycle drivers and operators ofthis municipality, Bautista already laid out the ultimatum that will start onMay 15. The original schedule of the tricyclemodernization program was suspended Christmas of last year following thedevastation of the typhoon in this province. The e-trike program promotes more environmentallyconscious mode of transportation and reduces fuel consumption. Currently, thereare 182 conventional and gasoline-operated tricycle units in Boracay Island whohave not shifted or applied yet in the municipality’s program. MALAY, Aklan – In two months, all publicmotorized tricycles plying the streets of the world-famous Boracay Island inthis town will be totally phased out, according to acting Mayor FrolibarBautista. “Matagalna itong e-trike program, mgaseven years na. May mga colorum tricycles parin sa isla at may mga petisyonagainst sa e-trike program, ngunit, kailangan natin na ma-implement para sa nakakarami,” Bautista said. Former Mayor Ceciron Cawaling issued ExecutiveOrder (EO) No. 7 on Feb. 1, 2018 for the full implementation of the program.However, the legislative council requested him to suspend the order due to thetemporary closure of the island last year. Bautista is urging tricycle operators tosubmit their applications for the e-trike program on or before March 15 forprocessing. He also discussed with e-trike companies and suppliers to upgradetheir charging stations and facilities in the island on Feb 19. “Nakitanatin ang malaking problema sa charging stations dahil nawalan tayo ng kuryente noong Typhoon Ursula. Dahil dito, suspendido ang Dec. 31phase-out ng mga tricycles,” he said. According to acting Malay town Mayor Frolibar Bautista, all public motorized tricycles will be phased out starting May 15. He is urging gasoline-operated tricycle operators to submit their applications for the e-trike program. GMA NETWORK Despite mounting pressures, the actingmayor is standing firm in his decision to remove all gasoline-ran tricyclesfrom the streets of the famed island. E-trikes are allowed to operate here aspublic utility vehicle through the Municipal Tricycle Franchising andRegulatory Board, which is tasked to accept and process tricycle franchising,and to issue and grant the Community Tricycle Operator’s Permit.(With a report from Akean Forum/PN)last_img read more

Passion begin 2013 playoffs with 63-0 beat down of Cincinnati

first_imgPITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Passion shined brightly in a busy night of Pittsburgh sports. The Passion crushed the Cincinnati Sizzle 63-0, posting the highest margin of victory in Passion playoff history.In the first series of the game Amanda Haeg lined up at quarterback and pitched to Lisa Horton for a 73 yard touchdown-pass to wide receiver Rachel Wojdowski. After the ensuing kickoff, Wojdowski returned a 34 yard interception for a Passion touchdown to make it 14 – 0 in the first two minutes of the game.Still in the first quarter of the game,tight end Lorraine Stanek scored her first career touchdown on an 11 yard reception. The Passion defense answered with another turnover, a forced fumble by Tia Montgomery and Kaitlin Neidermeyer recovered. The series continued with a 28 yard touchdown run by Passion running back Ciara Chic making the score 28 – 0.With four minutes left in the quarter, Horton tossed a reverse handoff to wide reciever Angela Baker for a 12 yard touchdown run, followed by wide receiver Amanda Haeg’s 3 yard run for a touchdown to make the score at 42 – 0 at the end of the first quarter.The Passion opened the second quarter with a first-ever punt return for a touchdown in a post-season game. Angela Baker’s 42 yard return made the score 49-0. Continuing, Passion fullback Candice Snyder had one of two touchdowns, with her second touchdown of the night in the third quarter closing out the scoring 63-0. Defensive back Melissa Gasdick contributed in the third quarter with an fumble recovery.The Passion offense was led by quarterback Lisa Horton with 112 passing yards and 2 passing touchdowns. The Passion were at the top of their run game with Ciara Chic, 79 yards rushing and one touchdown and fullback Candice Snyder who had two touchdowns and 41 yards rushing. Rookie running back Sarah Niedermeyer had six carries for 30 yards rushing.With their first shut-out of the post-season, the defense was led by rookie defensive tackle Monica Williams with five tackles and one sack. Defensive back, Melissa Gasdick had five tackles and one fumble recovery. Lineman, Kaitlin Niedermeyer had four tackles and one fumble recovery. Defensive back Autumn Kramer pitched in with one interception.Special teams also contributed greatly to the high scoring game. Rookie Valarie Riley had four tackles on special teams. Passion kicker Amy Fallon tied a Passion record with the most PATs in a single post-season game with 9 for 9 extra points.The Passion travel to Massachusetts next Saturday to play the Boston Militia on June 22. For more information, visit www.pittsburghpassion.com.last_img read more

9 killed in landslides in Ukhand and JK death toll in Kerala

first_imgNew Delhi: Heavy showers lashed Uttarakhand and Jammu leaving nine people dead in landslides, while rescue and relief operations continued in Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat on Monday with the death toll climbing to 173 in the four flood-hit states. Rains subsided in many parts of the flood-hit states where over 12 lakh people have been affected and the water level has started receding in the deluge-ravaged areas, officials said. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ The death toll in Kerala increased to 76 on Monday, while in Karnataka, Gujarat and Maharashtra 97 people have lost their lives so far due to the monsoon fury, as per official data. Nearly 125 people stranded on a road washed away by floods in Gujarat’s Kutch district were rescued by the Indian Air Force (IAF), while in Karnataka and Maharashtra works were started to repair roads damaged by landslides and heavy rains. In the hill state of Uttarakhand, which is being lashed by heavy rains, six persons, including a woman and her nine-month-old daughter, were buried alive in landslides in three different villages in Chamoli district. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K Erosion caused by swirling waters of the flooded Chuflagad River also washed away two buildings on its banks. The state emergency operation centre in Dehradun said the debris of landslides fell on three houses in Banjabgad, Aligaon and Lankhi villages in the district’s Ghat area trapping occupants. The six people suffocated to death, the centre said. In Jammu and Kashmir, three members of a family died after they came under a boulder during a landslide in Resai district. Two others were also injured in the incident that took place on Sunday evening in Laar village in the district’s Mahore belt. In states hit by floods, several roads were cleared on Monday, allowing partial movement of traffic, with priority being given to trucks carrying essential goods. The Mumbai-Bengaluru National Highway-4, that was closed near Kolhapur in Maharashtra for last six days, was partially opened for traffic on Monday after the flood waters receded and thousands of stranded trucks carrying essential commodities were allowed to move. Traffic movement was also allowed between Kolhapur and Belgaum in Karnataka. Precaution is being maintained in the deluge-hit states as most rivers are in a spate and water is being released from reservoirs. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday visited flood affected areas in his Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency in Kerala, including worst-hit Puthumala and assured all help to those hit by the calamity to rebuild their lives. Teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), the IAF, state disaster response forces and local administration are providing relief and conducting rescue operations in states hit by monsoon fury. In the national capital, it was a humid Monday morning with the minimum temperature settling at 28 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season’s average. Humidity was recorded at 84 per cent at 8.30 am. The Safdarjung observatory recorded 0.2 mm rainfall till 8.30 am while Lodhi Road received 0.8 mm rainfall.last_img read more

Dawson Creek hires new CFO

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The City of Dawson Creek says it has hired a new Chief Financial Officer.The City’s Chief Administrative Officer Duncan Redfearn said in a release that Ms. Flavia Rossi Donovan will be stepping into the position effective July 16th. Donovan will be relocating to the City of Dawson Creek from Mackenzie, where she is currently serving as the District’s CFO.Redfearn said that Donovan brings a wealth of international experience including working for The Coca-Cola Company & Group in Greece and India, Ernst & Young LLP in Brazil and volunteering at the United Nations – Migration Agency in Switzerland. “I think Flavia will be an excellent addition to our team”, says Chief Administrative Officer Duncan Redfearn, “we are very fortunate to have found someone with such a unique background in Corporate and Government operations.”“My family and I are very excited to be moving to Dawson Creek,” said Donovan in a statement. “The community has so much to offer and I am really looking forward to working with the staff and Council at the City of Dawson Creek.”last_img read more

Indonesian baby reunited with dad as flood death toll hits 77

first_imgSentani (Indonesia): A baby trapped under rubble after flash flooding destroyed his home in Indonesia has been reunited with his father after the disaster killed the rest of their family, officials said Monday, as the death toll hit 77. The five-month old was plucked Sunday from debris inside a house where his mother and siblings were found dead in the hard-hit northeastern town of Sentani. The tot has since been returned to his surviving father. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US”We took the baby to the hospital and had him treated,” Papua military spokesman Muhammad Aidi said. “He was in stable condition and has been released. The father was distressed but happy to be reunited with his baby.” The news came as Indonesia’s disaster agency raised the official death toll from 58, with more than three dozen people still missing. Scores have been injured in the disaster, triggered by torrential rain and landslides on Saturday. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls”The death toll could still go up with 43 people unaccounted for,” said national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho. Rescuers battled mud, rocks and fallen trees in the hunt for survivors, as medical personnel treated the wounded in makeshift tents. The military said 5,700 people have been evacuated from the hard-hit area. “We have over 1,000 personnel searching for more victims,” Aidi said. Indonesia has issued a 14-day state of emergency in response to the floods. Papua shares a border with independent Papua New Guinea on an island just north of Australia. Flooding is common in Indonesia, especially during the rainy season which runs from October to April.last_img read more

Music video launch boosts TMC’s social media campaign

first_imgKolkata: Trinamool Congress on Thursday gave a big push to its social media campaign before the ensuing Lok Sabha elections, with its new music video titled Ma Mati Manush. The video was launched by party supremo Mamata Banerjee on her Facebook page.”I am very happy to share the new music video Maa, Mati, Manush for the forthcoming #LokSabhaElections2019,” Banerjee wrote in the Facebook post, sharing the 2 minute 38 second video on all her social networking pages. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe video presents the picture of a peaceful and harmonious Bengal and at the same time, takes a dig at the Narendra Modi government by claiming that it has not been able to fulfill its promises. The title of the video Ma Mati Manush (literally translating to Mother, Motherland and People), is a Bengali political slogan coined by Banerjee herself. It depicts the development that Bengal has witnessed under the leadership of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. More than 8.5 lakh people are getting rice at the rate of Rs 2 kg under the Swastha Sathi scheme. The several people-friendly schemes of the state government like Kanyashree, Rupashree, and Sabuj Sathi have also been highlighted through the video. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayIt also lambasts BJP for creating an atmosphere of anarchy and riot in the country, through their efforts of trying to create division among people on religious grounds. It further reiterates that Bengal is a place where people of all caste, creed and religions live amicably. The video is a visual treat with beautiful imageries of rural Bengal, a man rowing a boat with a smile on his face, a group of Bengali women praying by the riverside, schoolgirls riding on bicycles and dancers performing wearing Chhau masks. A cheerful tune plays in the background. The song sung by Rupam Islam and Somlata Acharya has already gone viral on social media, through several shares with comments and likes pouring in abundance. It may be mentioned that TMC has already launched a web series called Pradhan Mantri Hisab Dao on social media recently, which compares various welfare schemes of the Narendra Modi government with those launched by Trinamool Congress in the state. It points out the failures of the Modi government in these schemes and demands an explanation from the Prime Minister regarding the same.last_img read more

Man hurls shoes at BJP leaders

first_imgNew Delhi: A man hurled shoes at BJP leaders addressing a press conference at the party’s headquarters here on Thursday and was detained by police.The middle-aged person identified himself as Shakti Bhargava and claimed to be a doctor by profession, but he did not speak about the reason behind his action as he was being bundled out by BJP staff and security guards. The Delhi Police, which questioned him for several hours, said they were letting him off as no complaint was lodged against him. Nothing incriminating was found against him and he just wanted to grab attention, they said, adding that he hails from Kanpur and is facing legal cases related to property and Income Tax. The incident took place when a scheduled press conference of BJP leaders Bhupendra Yadav and G V L Narasimha Rao was on. The person threw a shoe and flung another after stepping close to the dais when Rao was attacking the Congress, accusing it of “defaming” the Hindu religion by linking it to terrorism during its rule at the Centre in 2004-14. It is an attempt by a “Congress-inspired” person but it will not deter the BJP, Rao said and carried on with his attack on opposition parties after being left momentarily surprised as one of the shoes brushed past him. Though it is unclear if the person involved in the incident had any political motivation, shoe-throwing has often been a show of protest, political or otherwise, by people seeking to bring attention to themselves or their issues. Jarnail Singh, then a journalist, had thrown a shoe towards the then Union minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram in 2009 to protest against the party’s ticket to anti-Sikh riot case accused Sajjan Kumar, now convicted. Though he lost his job, Singh went on to become an MLA on a Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) ticket. Political leaders cutting across party lines have been at the receiving end of show-throwers.last_img read more