first_imgAdvertisement Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday WhatsApp Email Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Linkedin #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Twitter HUNDREDS of mourners attended the funeral this week of Philip McCormack, fondly known as ‘The Honda Man’, at St John’s Cathedral.The 40-year-old father-of-one died after being knocked off his bicycle by a car on the Kilmurry Roundabout last week. A native of Annacotty, Philip was laid to rest in Mount Saint Oliver Cemetery this Monday.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In 2011, Philip was commissioned to restore and customise two Honda 50 motorbikes painted in Limerick colours which featured prominently in an 11850 TV advert. The campaign paid homage to the ‘Nifty 50‘ as it is better known. Mr McCormack rescued the motorbikes, restored them to their former glory, helped shoot the television advert and even featured in it.Originally from Garryowen, Philip is survived by parents Jim and Eileen; daughter Katie; brothers Martin, John and Jim; and sisters Kay, Avril, Jennifer, Vivienne and Gillian. His sister Jennifer described her brother as “fantastic father and a great son”.“Philip was a very caring, generous, hardworking and kind person. He had time for everyone, from ordinary people on the street to Ministers. He could turn his hand to anything and could talk the talk as well as he could walk the walk,” said Jennifer.“Philip was so good to my parents; he would do anything for them. And of course, his daughter Katie was the apple of her father’s eye,” she added.“Philip’s organs were donated for transplant. His passing has helped save lives and this news has given us some small comfort this week,” Jennifer concluded. #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ center_img Previous articleMunster’s Destination unknownNext articleShortt takes potshot at fellow councillors Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April No vaccines in Limerick yet NewsLocal News‘Honda Man’ Philip gives the gift of lifeBy Alan Jacques – January 16, 2014 1296 Print TAGS11850featuredHondaMusic LimerickNifty 50Philip McCormacktransplant Facebooklast_img read more


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_img Google+ Facebook By News Highland – June 12, 2019 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest There are indications that the Riverine Project is finally getting the green light, with an expectation that nine million euro in funding is about to be announced for the project.Councillors in Strabane and the Finn valley say the project will totally transform the landscape and land use over and along the banks of the Foyle and create an outstanding visual and leisure amenity which will act as a cross border ‘Shared Space’.Last year, an application for funding was turned down, but Cllr Gary Doherty says the indications are that the Special EU Programmes Body will announce the funding in the coming days………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/rivergarydoc.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest €9 million set to be confirmed for Riverine project AudioHomepage BannerNewscenter_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleMinister pressed for more clarity on Mica Redress rolloutNext articleGardai release images of items seized in Donegal raids News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more


first_img Pinterest WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter Google+ Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleLifeline in Inishowen facing threat of closureNext articleBird Calls – Robin News Highland By News Highland – May 8, 2019 Twitter Facebook A take away in Donegal was issued with a closure order last month as it posed an immediate danger to public health, according to the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.In total, seven take aways, pubs, and restaurants throughout the country were found to be in breach of food safety laws in April.Sewage and waste was seen overflowing from a drain close to the bins outside Spicy Hut on Main Street, Carrigart, Donegal.Dr Bernard Hegarty of the Food Safety Authority outlines the risk this poses:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/fsai1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic FSAI observes sewage and waste overflowing outside Donegal takeaway RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applications News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA https://www.fsai.ie/news_centre/press_releases/april_enforcements_08052019.html Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows last_img read more


first_imgLatest Stories Email the author Dorrill said no limit will be placed on the number of trees that an individual may select. However, three to five of each kind would be a good gauge.The tree giveaway is an annual offering through the Pike County Chapter of the Alabama TREASURE Forest Association and is made possible by a tree donation from The Wildlife Group from Tuskegee.“The Wildlife Group has been very generous in its giving and we greatly appreciate their support,” Dorrill said. “This is our 20th year to give away trees to the public and we hope to give away every tree that has been donated. The City of Brundidge has asked for 25 trees to be planted in their city and Troy has shown an interest.”Dorrill said trees are important to everyone and the Alabama TREASURE Forest Association encourages individuals and communities to plant trees. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration You Might Like CHHS FBLA named best chapter in state After years of striving for excellence, the Charles Henderson High School Future Business Leaders of America are the top club… read more By The Penny Hoarder Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Jaine Treadwell Published 3:00 am Thursday, April 19, 2018 The old adage that “the best things in life are free” certainly took root with the Pike County Chapter of the Alabama TREASURE Forest Association.From 8:30 until 10:30 a.m. Friday, the association, in partnership with other local environmental groups, will offer bare-root saplings free to the public at the Gazebo on the square in downtown Troy.Carol Dorrill, Pike County TREASURE Forest president, said about 400 bare-root trees will be available. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daycenter_img “We will have a wide variety of trees including different kinds of oaks. Some of fruit and acorn trees will be specifically for wildlife,” she said.Dorrill said the bare-root saplings will be ready to plant.“The recommendation is that the saplings be placed in small pots and kept watered over the summer so they can establish a good root system. When the trees go into the dormant stage, they will be ready to plant and will have a good chance of surviving.” Pike County TREASURE Forest to give out free saplings Friday Trees contribute to the environment by providing oxygen, improving air quality, climate amelioration, conserving water, preserving soil, and supporting wildlife. Trees take in carbon dioxide and produce the oxygen we breathe, she said.Friday’s tree giveaway is also sponsored by The Wildlife Group, Pike County Soil and Water and the Pike County Farm-City Committee. Sponsored Content Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Articlelast_img read more


first_imgBrianAJackson/iStock/Thinkstock(PARKLAND, Fla.) — A grand jury has indicted Nikolas Cruz on 34 counts related to last month’s mass shooting at a South Florida high school.Cruz, 19, allegedly opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Feb. 14, killing 17 people and injuring others. On Wednesday, the Broward County state attorney’s office announced the indictment charging Cruz with 17 counts of first-degree premeditated murder as well as 17 counts of first-degree attempted murder.The case will be prosecuted by Michael Satz, the state attorney for Florida’s 17th judicial circuit, which covers Broward County.This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img


first_imgMosses are dominant components of high-latitude environments, and Signy Island (maritime Antarctic) provides a representative example of polar cryptogam-dominated terrestrial ecosystems. In 2011, we mapped all moss banks, their characteristics (thickness, area, floristic composition) and investigated their relationship with selected environmental factors including topography (elevation, slope, aspect), biotic disturbance (fur seals), deglaciation age of the surfaces, location on the eastern vs. western side of the island and snow cover as a proxy of water supply during the summer (December). We here identify the most important environmental factors influencing moss bank characteristics and distribution and provide a baseline for future monitoring. Moss bank abundance and distribution are the result of the interaction of multiple abiotic and biotic factors acting at different spatial scales. The most important factors are the location of moss banks on the eastern vs. western side of the island at the macroscale (with thicker and larger moss banks and a prevalence of Chorisodontium aciphyllum on the western side) and their favourable aspect (mainly N, NW) at the microscale, providing better microclimatic conditions suitable for their development. The elevation threshold detected at 120 m could indicate the occurrence of a ‘moss bank line’, analogous to the tree line, and corresponds with a threshold of mean annual temperature of −4.8 °C. The other factors examined play a subsidiary role in affecting bank distribution and characteristics. These findings allow a better understanding of this key feature of maritime Antarctic vegetation and provide quantitative information about their ecology.last_img read more


first_imgMay 3, 2018 /Sports News – Local Op-Ed: The inherent risk of sport specialization Robert Lovell Tags: Rob Cuff/Sport Specialization/UHSAA FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBy Bob Gardner, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Rob Cuff, Executive Director of the Utah High School Activities Association.One of the responsibilities that parents take most seriously is protecting their children from injury, whether it is buckling seat belts in a car or wearing a helmet while riding a bike. And when their kids become teenagers and want to participate in sports or other activities, parents do everything they can to keep their sons and daughters from getting hurt.But not all injuries are caused by a twist, fall, collision or accident. Many are caused when young athletes repeat the same athletic activity so often that muscles, ligaments, tendons and bones don’t have time to recover—especially among middle school and high school students. These injuries can end promising careers, cost families tens of thousands of dollars, squash dreams and literally change lives.Examples include elbow and arm injuries to teenagers who play baseball or softball all year long, shoulder injuries to year-round swimmers, wrist and elbow injuries to gymnasts, and stress fractures to soccer players.The culprit, most often, is what’s commonly known as “sport specialization,” the process of playing the same sport all year long with the goal of either gaining a competitive edge or earning a college scholarship. It involves intense, year-round training in a single sport.Research shows that sports specialization is putting teenage athletes at risk. According to a study commissioned by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and conducted by researchers from the University of Wisconsin, high school athletes who specialize in a single sport are 70 percent more likely to suffer an injury during their playing season than those who play multiple sports.The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons says much the same. It reports that “overuse injuries” (injuries caused when an athletic activity is repeated so often that parts of the body do not have enough time to heal) are responsible for nearly half of all sports injuries to middle school and high school students.There is a solution. Young athletes should be encouraged to play multiple sports.When student-athletes cross-train, they work different muscle groups and joints which, in fact, results in better overall conditioning. They also develop a new set of athletic skills like hand-eye coordination, balance, endurance, explosion and agility that are transferable to their primary sport. It’s no coincidence that 30 of the 32 first-round picks in the 2017 National Football League draft played multiple sports in high school.Parents can play a key role in preventing these overuse injuries by encouraging their kids to play multiple sports rather than pushing them to specialize in one sport. They will have more fun, will be less likely to suffer burnout and will actually become better athletes. Written bylast_img read more


first_img Share this article View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: usa January 3, 2014 Promising Beginning of the Year for Lockheed Martin View post tag: Defence View post tag: Defense View post tag: Year View post tag: Promising View post tag: Lockheed View post tag: beginning AEGIS COMBAT SYSTEMThe 2014 began very promising for the U.S. defence contractor Lockheed Martin, which has been awarded two contracts by the U.S. Department of Defence, worth a total of USD 24.1 million.Both contracts relate to Aegis Combat System, an integrated naval weapons system that uses powerful computer and radar technology to track and guide weapons to destroy enemy targets.The first contract, amounting to $14.4 million, is related to delivery order to supply one Mission Signal Processor equipment suite and two array simulator cabinets to the U.S. Navy by November 2015, intended for the Aegis Training and Readiness Center.The second contract award is a $9.7 million contract modification for production of electronics for the MK 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS) AEGIS Modernization module. This contract is due for completion by June 2015.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, January 3, 2014; Image: Lockheed Martin Equipment & technology Back to overview,Home naval-today Promising Beginning of the Year for Lockheed Martin View post tag: Martin View post tag: News by topiclast_img read more


first_imgThe price of flour is set to rise by another £25 a tonne before Christmas, as increased costs continue to hit the milling sector.The major millers Rank Hovis and ADM Milling are preparing to announce a second round of price increases, just four months after they last put their prices up.A Rank Hovis spokesman said it was striving to help customers mitigate increased costs. But year-on-year rises in energy and wheat prices meant a further £25 a tonne increase on flour prices was required, on top of the £29 a tonne increase it announced in August.Price increases of £25 a tonne would add about 2-3p to the price of an 800g loaf.The spokesman added: “It looks likely that we will have to build this into our plans in the short-term rather than after Christmas.”ADM Milling said it will announce another price rise soon, after it added £28.75 a tonne on its prices from September. A spokesman said: “Since announcing a price increase in August, UK bread wheat prices have increased by an additional 15%. World wheat stocks are at the lowest level for 25 years, and global demand is increasing. This is regrettably leading towards a further flour price increase in the next few months.”National Association of British and Irish Millers’ director general Alex Waugh commented: “A good part of the recent increases in wheat cost were in late September, some time after millers throughout the EU raised flour prices.”Frank Roberts bakery chairman Graham March said: “We do what we can to offset increases on input prices. But further flour price rises, together with high energy costs, would inevitably mean a price increase to the consumer.”last_img read more