first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR First Irish death from Coronavirus Linkedin NewsHealthLimerick to benefit from air ambulance serviceBy Editor – November 11, 2016 1076 Facebook Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Twitter Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Previous articleGAA – Two Limerick sides remainNext articleThe Lions Barber Collective goes Stateside with #barbertalk Editor John Kearney (left), co-founder of Irish Community Air Ambulance with medical and flight crew at Cork Airport.Photo: Michael Mac SweeneyA new initiative that has the ability to save countless lives in its first 12 months of service has been announced.Based out of Cork Airport and serving Limerick and the main towns in Munster, Irish Community Air Ambulance will provide a vital lifesaving service , offering fast access to advanced clinical interventions at the roadside by highly trained pre-hospital emergency care physicians.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Irish Community Air Ambulance service will mirror successful models across the United Kingdom and other countries where geographically challenging terrain warrants an air ambulance.It is hoped that more than €1 million can be raised to launch the service from late Spring 2017. Irish Community Air Ambulance will complement the existing emergency services and the current Athlone based Emergency Aeromedical Service operated by the National Ambulance Service in partnership with the Irish Air Corps.It has been proven that early access to world class critical care and pre hospital emergency medicine administered by trained, experienced and equipped medical personnel can save lives. The air ambulance service will offer gold standard care commencing at the roadside and continuing while on route to definitive care in hospital.Co-founder John Kearney said “People are dying unnecessarily due to the time it takes to receive critical care.  This service will be built on the already successful model of Ireland’s Rapid Response Service which has been in existence since 2009 and uses volunteer doctors for pre-hospital emergencies.“There are currently five level four clinicians and more than 100 GPs with the Rapid Response Service who have saved countless lives and improved care in its seven years. The launch of a community air ambulance service is the next step bringing better response times with permanent on-duty doctors who will have the ability to bring advanced skills to acutely ill and injured people throughout its catchment area,” Mr Kearney explained.“It will offer a mobile intensive care unit by air which will allow us to safely transport patients faster to a major hospital, saving time and lives. This is a service for Munster so we need the support of the people of Munster to donate, fundraise or volunteer.“We need to raise € 1million to take off and € 2million every year thereafter which is a huge ask but in our view achievable.  Communities in Cork have sustained our land based Rapid Response doctors, now we’re calling on the people of Limerick and  the rest of Munster to support an Air Ambulance. Just €2 per person per year in our Province will do it!”, he said. The air ambulance will travel to every town in Munster over the next six months in a bid to raise much needed funds. People are being encouraged to log on to www.communityairambulance.ie to pledge or host community fundraising events to get lift-off.By texting the word “FLIGHT” to 50300 people can easily pledge €4 to the cause.center_img Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL TAGSCork AirportfeaturedhelicopterIrish Air CorpsIrish community air ambulanceJohn KearneylimerickNational Ambulance Service Print No vaccines in Limerick yet Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Advertisement Email WhatsApplast_img read more


first_imgiStock/kali9(PHOENIX) —  A Phoenix man is charged with four murders and multiple assaults after allegedly killing his wife, two of their children and a friend over apparent suspicions that his wife was having an affair with his brother — who was not among the victims, officials said this week.While in custody, suspect Austin Smith told police that “in God’s eyes it was alright for him to deal with someone in this manner who been involved in adultery or an extramarital affair,” Phoenix Police Sgt. Tommy Thompson at a press conference on Friday. “Under his religious beliefs he believes that it was okay.”It’s unclear what religion Smith practices, Thompson said.On Thursday, police were called to the scene of an apartment complex in Glendale, Arizona — a city about nine miles northwest of downtown Phoenix — where they found the body of Ron Freeman, 46, as well as an unidentified woman, 47, with multiple gunshot wounds and an unidentified man with unspecified injuries.Police said they apprehended Smith, 30, fleeing that scene. Once in police custody, he allegedly led authorities to the scene of an even more horrific crime — at his own home.Officials said that Smith had returned home from a local bar around 8 p.m., full of suspicion over the perceived infidelity and confronted his wife, who denied the accusation.Authorities said the only survivor at Smith’s family home was the couple’s 3-year-old daughter.“It it from my understanding that he elected not to shoot the 3-years-old, she was under the bed when officers got to her,” said Thompson.He then headed to Glendale and shot Freeman after the family friend told Smith he would be crazy to believe his wife was cheating on him, according to authorities.Inside Smith’s car, police found a 9mm handgun, a .45 caliber handgun and a .223 caliber rifle they believe were used in the shootings, according to the probable cause statement.Smith was charged on Friday in Maricopa County Superior Court for the quadruple murder and held on $2 million bail. He is also charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder and three counts of aggravated assault.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


first_imgMaddie Baillio(Photo: Taylor Brauer Photography) View Comments NBC’s Hairspray Live! has found its teenage star. Maddie Baillio will make her professional debut as Tracy Turnblad in the Peacock network’s fourth annual musical telecast. The Texas native was chosen out of hundreds of hopefuls following an open casting call. The Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman musical will air on December 7.Baillio hails from League City, Texas and just finished her sophomore year as a Theater Arts major at Marymount Manhattan College. In 2014, she was named Great American Songbook Youth Ambassador; the following year, she performed alongside Michael Feinstein at venues including the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. She appeared on stage in Marymount Manhattan College productions of Once Upon a Mattress and Dracula.As previously announced, the cast will also include Harvey Fierstein, who reprises his Tony-winning performance as Edna Turnblad, Oscar winner and recent The Color Purple star Jennifer Hudson as Motormouth Maybelle, Tony and Emmy winner Martin Short as Wilbur Turnblad and Emmy winner Derek Hough in a self-prophesized turn as Corny Collins.Baillio follows in the footsteps of Tony winner Marissa Jaret Winokur, who won a Tony for originating the role of Tracy in the 2002 Broadway production. Based on the 1988 John Waters film of the same name, the show follows the plus-sized teen in 1960s Baltimore as she becomes a cast member of a local dance TV series and becomes involved in a civil rights campaign to integrate the show. A movie adaptation of the musical, starring Nikki Blonsky and John Travolta, was made in 2007.Several veterans of previous live musical telecasts are on board, including executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, director Kenny Leon, Fierstein, television director Alex Rudzinski and Fierstein, who will adapt Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan’s book for the small screen. Tony winner Jerry Mitchell, who was Tony-nominated for choreographing the Broadway production, has also signed on.last_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement De Gea is entering the final year of his deal (Picture: Reuters)The protracted negotiations have coincided with an untimely dip in form from De Gea, who was at fault for goals in defeats to Everton and Manchester City in the last five days.AdvertisementAdvertisementHowever, Solskjaer fears De Gea’s dip in form is because he’s had his head turned by PSG and the Norwegian fears his star man now intends to join the Ligue 1 giants, according to the Sun.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsUnited will fight tooth and nail to keep the Spaniard but if he intimates that he has no intention of signing a new deal then they may be forced into cashing in.De Gea was said to be ‘close to tears’ after United’s defeat to City on Wednesday as he blamed himself for both goals.The Red Devils face a potentially crucial clash against top four rivals Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday.Three wins from their final three games may not be enough for United to secure a top four finish as they need Arsenal to slip up elsewhere.MORE: Barcelona prepare £100m Marcus Rashford bid while Manchester United are in chaos Metro Sport ReporterFriday 26 Apr 2019 7:54 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link452Shares Advertisement David De Gea is considering his future at Manchester United (Picture: Rex)Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer fears he’s set to lose David De Gea this summer with Paris Saint-Germain set to ramp up their interest in the Spaniard.The 27-year-old is entering the final year of his contract at the Theatre of Dreams and United have made little progress in talks over an extension.De Gea, winner of four of the last five Player of the Year awards at the club, feels he deserves parity with top earner Alexis Sanchez.However, United, though willing to make De Gea the highest paid goalkeeper in the world, are unwilling to break the bank again.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Ole Gunnar Solskjaer fears David De Gea’s head has been turned by Paris Saint-Germainlast_img read more


first_img Fulham briefly threatened when a cross from substitute Ashkan Dejagah was headed away by Marc Wilson, but almost immediately the visitors were left reeling from a classic counter-attack. Odemwingie again found space on the left and his cross squired through Brede Hangeland’s legs to the unmarked Arnautovic, who smashed his shot high into the roof of the net. Still Fulham were not roused from their torpor, Assaidi only denied a third for Stoke in the 58th minute thanks to another superb save from Stockdale. Stoke continued to press, Arnautovic drilling a seemingly goalbound effort against Heitinga with the visitors looking curiously resigned to their fate. And their nightmare continued in the 73rd minute when, after Darren Bent scuffed a shot in the Stoke box, the home side launched a swift counter-attack which ended in Arnautovic squaring for Assaidi to knock home the goal his performance deserved. It was a mark of Fulham’s resignation to their fate that Richardson’s consolation goal on 80 minutes, when he turned in a right-wing cross from Dejagah, was met with next to no celebrations. Two minutes later, the visitors’ misery was complete when substitute Walters finished off another flowing counter-attacking move to seal a superb performance from the hosts – and one Fulham will wish to forget. Press Association The Whites had travelled up the M6 hoping for a miracle but might have guessed it would not be their day when Hugo Rodallega – whose winners against Norwich and Aston Villa had given them hope – was ruled out due to illness. But Magath’s men had no excuses for a simply abject performance, particularly in the first half, from which they were highly fortunate to escape with just a single goal deficit. The home side, with nothing to play for but a top 10 finish, dominated from the first whistle and should have gone ahead in the third minute when Oussama Assaidi blazed over from a Steven Nzonzi cut-back. Lewis Holtby sailed a long-range free-kick straight into Asmir Begovic’s arms in what passed for one of the visitors’ few early chances, while at the other end a blunder by Mahamadou Diarra played in Stephen Ireland, who was only denied by a fine close-range save from David Stockdale. Assaidi stung Stockdale’s hands again on the half-hour before Hangeland booted clear, and but for the tenacious midfield work of Richardson the Cottagers looked strangely devoid of fight. Even news of scores going against them elsewhere could not rouse the visitors and the increasingly inevitable Stoke opener arrived on 39 minutes when Ireland’s shot struck Dan Burn, ricocheted against the underside of the bar and bounced down for Odemwingie to tap home. It was all Stoke deserved for a first half bristling with purpose, and it could have been more moments later when Arnautovic brought another good save out of Stockdale. The massed ranks of visiting supporters did their best to rouse their side at the start of the second period with the other half-time scorelines weighing heavily against them. Goals from Peter Odemwingie, Marko Arnautovic, Oussama Assaidi and Jonathan Walters sealed the visitors’ fate after a dismal performance in which a late consolation from Kieran Richardson was rendered irrelevant. Sunderland’s 1-0 win at Old Trafford confirmed Fulham were relegated for the first time since they plunged into the league’s bottom division in 1994 – and Felix Magath’s first in his lengthy managerial career with nine different clubs. Fulham bade farewell to the Barclays Premier League with a whimper as a crushing loss at the Britannia Stadium combined with results elsewhere consigned the Whites to relegation to the Championship. last_img read more


first_imgA second-half offensive explosion and stingy defense led the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team to a 71-60 win over No. 23 Maryland Sunday afternoon at the Kohl Center.The No. 11 Badgers trailed by 6 points heading into halftime, but used a 19-5 run to start the second half. That, combined with the return of senior guard Bronson Koenig, helped UW (22-5, 11-3 Big Ten) remain tied with Purdue atop the Big Ten standings and pushed Maryland (22-5, 10-4) one game back.Redshirt sophomore forward Ethan Happ and senior forward Nigel Hayes led the Badgers in scoring while redshirt freshman guard Brevin Pritzl’s play energized Wisconsin.Men’s basketball: Big Ten out of answers in 2017The Big Ten has become the laughing stock of NCAA men’s basketball world this season. That has been a commonly Read…Melo Trimble led the Terrapins with 27 points.Here’s a breakdown of the Badger victory.Wisconsin player of the game: Nigel HayesThis could easily be Ethan Happ (20 points, seven rebounds, five steals, three assists, two blocks), but Hayes was the engine driving the Badgers offense. Not the most efficient outing for Hayes — he shot 6-for-15 — but he managed to lead UW with 21 points, mostly because of his 9-for-14 performance from the free throw line.Hayes was also one of the only Badgers not to suffer from foul trouble, and played 38 minutes. He also grabbed 10 rebounds for a double-double and added two assists and steals apiece.Maryland player of the game: Melo TrimbleTrimble was essentially Maryland’s lone offensive threat, but he was effective. His 27 points came on 9-for-17 shooting, including 4-for-7 from 3-point range. He also added five rebounds and three assists, but turned it over four times.Trimble scored 8 points in a row to make it a 4-point game with 7:21 remaining. Then fatigue kicked in, Maryland coach Mark Turgeon said, causing him to sit Trimble the final 4:32 of the game.Unsung hero: Brevin PritzlPritzl has seen his role increase from a seldomly used bench player to a cult hero. He scored 7 points and hit the boards hard, snatching five offensive rebounds.The impact of his hustle was palpable, as Pritzl provided a spark that ignited the rest of the team and helped catalyze the 19-5 run in the second half.Men’s basketball: Brevin Pritzl’s newfound ‘swagger’ earns him more minutesBrevin Pritzl has his swagger back. At least, that’s what University of Wisconsin men’s basketball head coach Greg Gard says. Read…Turning point: The 19-5 run out of halftimeHapp started the second half with an easy layup, then Hayes and Zak Showalter added layups. With 16:29 remaining, Koenig hit his only 3-pointer of the afternoon to tie the game. He proceeded to nail a step-back for a 38-36 lead. Two Happ layups and another Koenig jumper led to the stretch’s exclamation point: a Happ one-handed dunk off an assist from Hayes.The Badgers did not look back.When you knew it was over: 8-0 run to make it 64-52 with 4:41 leftTrimble’s scoring outburst brought the Terrapins back, but Hayes answered with a jumper and freshman D’Mitrik Trice followed suit. A Pritzl tip-in and a Koenig jumper iced the cake.Men’s basketball: Badgers’ eight-game win streak comes to an end against NorthwesternIt was bound to happen. After surviving against inferior teams and escaping with victories, the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball Read…Quotable“We didn’t have an answer. First play of the second half, they get a layup on basically a post move. Then we tried to double, and they get another layup.”– Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon on stopping both Happ and Hayes“Pretty soon we’re gonna end up looking like the locker room from Major League. We’re gonna have the candles, garlic around our neck … Two guys that get there the most have a hard time of being consistent. They know it. I don’t beat them about it. They work on it. They spend more time than anybody else on it.”– Head coach Greg Gard on team’s free throw shooting struggles, particularly that of Happ and Hayes“He’s got the ability where he can get in there and mix it up … his body’s in a great spot right now, which might sound a little bit weird. He’s really put on a lot of weight, uh, a lot of muscle in the weight room. Yeah, I’m done.”– Showalter awkwardly describing Pritzl’s developmentlast_img read more