St Mary’s Park under water after the River Shannon burst its banks in 2014.Photo: Sean Curtin.PLANS for flood defences in various areas of the city and county are advancing but some areas won’t get to first base until 2025 and will take up to five years after that to complete.At Monday’s Metropolitan District meeting of the local authority, Limerick City East councillor Catherine Slattery (FF) was told that there are a number of schemes included in the Limerick City and Environs Flood Relief Scheme and it is envisaged that several contractors may be employed to work on the schemes individually.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Schemes for Annacotty and Mountshannon Road are among those which will be advanced outside of the slower overall scheme for the city centre, the councillor was told in a written reply from Brian Kennedy, the Council’s Director of Services for Physical Development.In Castleconnell, the scheme has moved to the hydraulic modelling stage and construction work is expected to start in 2023 and take seven months to complete.City North Labour Party Councillor Conor Sheehan was told that the scheme of King’s Island is being considered by An Bord Pléanala and a decision is expected by the end of January.The tender process can then begin and it’s hoped construction will begin in July next year and take two years.He also asked about the scheme for Corbally which he was told may take longer, as it is included in the broader flood relief scheme for the city and environs and work on that scheme is not expected to begin before 2025. WhatsApp Advertisement Email Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Previous articleSuspects arrested in ‘Romeo’ scam probeNext articleBillions of euro needed to bring Colbert Quarter plan to reality Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener LimerickNewsCity flood relief work could take ten yearsBy Bernie English – September 24, 2020 196 Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook
January 26, 2021
The Le Mans doors, once the entrance to Le Mans Hall at Saint Mary’s, will be repaired and placed in the parlor of Haggar Hall.A new set of doors will welcome students and faculty this semester in Le Mans Hall at Saint Mary’s. Notre Dame alum Robert O’Grady and his wife Beverly, a graduate of Saint Mary’s, donated the doors.Special assistant to the SMC president Susan Dampeer said she worked with the O’Gradys throughout the process of creating the doors.“[Mr. O’Grady] loved Le Mans Hall but was very upset about the condition of our front doors,” Dampeer said. “He and I had talked about doing something about them but then he died unexpectedly. His widow Beverly, who knew about those plans, wanted to complete them in his honor.”Dampeer said Robert O’Grady was born and raised in Argentina. It was there that his family became acquainted with Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., who convinced the O’Grady family to send their son to Notre Dame and their five daughters to Saint Mary’s.Dampeer said O’Grady was a Renaissance man with an extensive knowledge of art. He and his wife were donors to both Saint Mary’s and Notre Dame, particularly to projects at the Snite Museum.A valued tradition for Saint Mary’s graduates is exiting Le Mans through the front doors at the beginning of the graduation ceremony, Dampeer said. O’Grady especially wanted the doors to shine during that important occasion for the graduates. Senior Kelsie Plesac was excited to hear about the new doors for commencement.“I think it is a very nice indicator of the Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s family, that this is something [O’Grady] felt he needed to do for Saint Mary’s students,” Plesac said.The old Le Mans doors were original to the building and had been in use since 1925.“Weather had taken a major toll on them and they could not be repaired adequately for outdoor use,” Dampeer said. “The old doors are being repaired and we hope to put them in Haggar Hall in the parlor if they can be retrofitted for that space.”The new doors were hand-carved by Verlin Miller, a local woodworker who has restored doors for Notre Dame in the past. Susan Dampeer said the new doors were constructed in the exact same way as the old doors were in 1925 — by hand and with the same tools.“The building has an old look to it, so an exact replica is nice because it doesn’t take away from the character of the building,” Plesac said. “It just revamps it.”Beverly O’Grady resides in New York and will be returning to Saint Mary’s in April to see the doors for the first time, Dampeer said. Caitlyn Jordan | The Observer The Le Mans doors, once the entrance to Le Mans Hall at Saint Mary’s, will be repaired and placed in the parlor of Haggar Hall. Tags: Beverly O’Grady, Doors, Le Mans, Le Mans Hall, renovation, Robert O’Grady, saint mary’s, Susan Dampeer, Verlin Miller
November 18, 2020
Feds eye schools as potential flu vaccination sitesUS Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said that schoolchildren may be a top priority if federal officials decide to use novel H1N1 flu vaccines and that children might be immunized at school, the Associated Press (AP) reported today. Sebelius is meeting with school superintendents to ask them to collaborate on plans for possibly using schools for mass vaccination sites.[Jun 16 AP story]US poll finds pandemic declaration raised little worryThe World Health Organization’s Jun 11 pandemic declaration did not prompt new worries about novel H1N1 in the United States, according to a Gallup poll conducted just after the announcement. Only 8% of Americans said they worried “yesterday” about getting the novel flu, down from 13% in mid-May and 25% in late April. Gallup said Americans have had 2 months to assess the effects of the disease, which appears to be similar to seasonal flu. The findings were based on calls to 998 adults.[Jun 15 Gallup poll report]Qatar, Jordan, Yemen, Sri Lanka, Samoa report first casesFive countries have reported their first cases of novel H1N1 flu. Qatar identified cases in two 2-year-old children, one a New Zealander and the other an American, according to Reuters. The same story said Yemen’s case involved a Yemeni student who had returned from the United States. Other press reports said the cases in Jordan involved two young girls from the United States, the Sri Lanka case was in an 8-year-old boy from Australia, and Samoa’s first case was in a visiting Australian student.[Jun 16 Reuters report]FDA says many sites have quit selling illegal H1N1-related productsThe US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that since May 1 it has sent warning letters to more than 50 Web sites that promote illegal products related to the novel H1N1 flu, and two thirds of them have removed the offending claims or products. The illegal products said to protect against or cure the illness included a shampoo, dietary supplements, an antimicrobial hand spray, and several unapproved tests for the virus, among others, the FDA said in a Jun 14 press release.[Jun 15 FDA statement]California students in China hospitalized for novel fluChinese officials have hospitalized six students and a teacher from a California high school in Yingchang after they tested positive for the novel H1N1 virus, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported yesterday. Four others from the group are also hospitalized but apparently don’t have the virus. The rest of the school group, 26 students and 5 teachers, are quarantined at a hotel near the hospital, and all from the school have received antiviral treatment.[Jun 15 Union-Tribune story]
September 21, 2020
The Republic of Ireland international has been in fine form this season and at the centre of speculation linking him with a possible move away from the Hawthorns. But Long, who made the £5million switch from Reading during the summer of 2011, is happy with life under head coach Steve Clarke. “Am I committed to West Brom for next season? Yes, I’m happy here,” said the striker. Press Association Shane Long has pledged his future to West Brom for next season – and hopes he can continue his successful partnership with on-loan Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku. “I like playing for the manager here. He is very good, and I’m learning a lot every week. “The lads are a good bunch, the family are happy up here, so I’m not looking to move on. “I’m concentrating on this season and hopefully getting a few more goals before the summer and kicking on from there.” Nine-goal Long and Lukaku, who has been on target 12 times, have been key players in seventh-placed Albion’s push for a Europa League spot. Long is surprised Chelsea did not recall him during January but hopes the 19-year-old will return on loan to West Brom next season. He said: “They paid £18million for him. I thought they’d bring him in with a view to bringing him off the bench and giving him games and forcing his way into the team. I suppose with Demba Ba coming in there, rather than having Rom sitting in the reserves at Chelsea it is better to put him on loan to us, playing games every week and showing what he can do. “Hopefully he will come back next season.”
September 16, 2020
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August 14, 2020
Colten Ward accumulates 324 yards against Argonia-Attica. Dakota Volavka, above, also accumulates 105 yards.A&A’s Seth Hemberger gets wrapped up by Caldwell defense.by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow â€” Caldwell scored early and often in a 90-48 win over Argonia-Attica Saturday in Argonia. The game was rained out Friday night, and Caldwell was none the worse for playing the game a day later.Bluejay quarterback Colten Ward put on a show of offensive football, accounting for nine touchdowns as Caldwell scored on five of six first half possessions.Â Caldwell also added a defensive touchdown, leading 22-0 after one quarter and 46-14 at halftime.Ward had 324 yards rushing on 24 carries, with six touchdowns on the ground. He averaged 14.3 yards per carry. He also completed six of seven passes for 128 yards and three scores.On the first possession, he scored on a 19-yard run up the middle on a third and 15 play. On two consecutive possessions in the second quarter, he scored on 65-yard run after running the option. He almost did it a third time, getting 42 yards on the first play of that drive.Also in the midst of the flurry of touchdowns, Caldwell’s Corbin Rice picked off a pass and scored from about 25 yards out.After the game, Caldwell coach Sean Blosser credited the offensive line with making holes and controlling the line of scrimmage. He said that allowed Ward to have time to make the reads on the option, and he did that well.“I thought our line took a huge step tonight. Then Ward made the right reads,” he said.Argonia – Attica seemed out of sync early on, and never got its offense going. They were also unable to slow down Caldwell much.Argonia Attica defensive coach Lance Vandeveer credited Ward with making great plays. He said he would have to look at the film and try to find out what they were missing, but he said he tried several adjustments but none of them stopped the Bluejays.Caldwell scored on all six of its second half possessions as well, but in the second half Argonia-Attica started scoring points too.But nothing went right for the Titans. On their first possession of the second half, Seth Hemberger scored on about a 50-yard run, but it was called back because of a penalty. Three plays later a punt was blocked and Caldwell got the ball inside the Argonia-Attica 5.Even after getting backed up for a couple of plays, Ward passed 10 yards to Dilyn Volavka for a touchdown.Dilyn Volavka caught all three of the touchdown passes, and had six receptions for 128 yards.Dakota Volavka ran 17 times for 105 yards and two touchdowns.Argonia Attica scored on five of seven second half possessions. They never really got close, but a couple of times in the third quarter Caldwell was ahead by 44 points, and another unanswered score would have ended the game early.Hemberger finished with 147 yards rushing. Brady Ricke had 68 yards receiving, Anthona Handlin had 56 and Blake Harmden had 53. Quarterback Trevor Pierce finished with 199 yards passing and two touchdowns. He also ran for 53.It was the first regular season loss for Argonia – Attica in more than two years.Game stats are found here:Â box-scores-for-caldwell-argonia-2016Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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August 12, 2020
Two Americans are reportedly among the dead after a terrorist attack killed 26 people and injured 56 others at a hotel in Somalia.Police say gunmen stormed the hotel after setting off a car bomb last night in the southern port city of Kismayo on Friday.It took eleven hours for security forces to regain control and end the attack.The regional state president said two Americans are among those killed.One local official called it the deadliest attack in the city in seven years.The terror group Al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement saying it targeted Jubaland state ministers, regional and federal lawmakers, as well as candidates in the hotel but officials have not confirmed at this time.This story is developing.
August 12, 2020
Authorities in Sonora, Mexico are reporting that three women and six children were slaughtered Monday when their vehicle was ambushed by members of the Mexican cartel.According to the report, the dual US- Mexican citizens were traveling between Sonora and Chihuahua towards the US border in three vehicles when they were attacked.While authorities continue to investigate the incident, family member Lafe Langford Jr. shared details of the incident on his Facebook page:In the post, Langford identified the victims as María Rohnita Miller and her children 10-year-old Krystal Bellaine, 12-year-old Howard Jacob, and six-month-old twins Titus Alvin Miller and Tiana Gricel Miller.Langford stated that the vehicle in the post, which is believed to be Miller’s was struck with so many bullets that the car exploded.43-year-old Dawna Ray Langford and two of her nine children were also identified as victims of the attack.Another victim was identified as 31-year-old Christina Marie Langford who was traveling with one of her children. According to relatives, the baby identified as Faith Marie Johnson was found alive after see was thrown to the ground during the ambush.Several children were said to have survived the attack and are in the process of being brought to the U.S. border for medical treatment.Langford also reported that the family has had previous run-ins with cartel members but that the women and children were not the intended targets.Read more here.
August 12, 2020
The White House is about to hire former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi to assist with its impeachment response, according to reports from The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.One of the reports states that Bondi, who has been working for lobbyist Brian Ballard since she left office last January, will join the White House communications staff “temporarily,” and will also work on special projects. Former U.S. Treasury spokesman Tony Sayegh will reportedly join Bondi in the role.Wall Street Journal reporter Michael Bender tweeted: Bender adds that press secretary Stephanie Grisham and chief of staff Mick Mulvaney support Bondi’s hiring.
August 12, 2020
President Trump is calling the revelation an FBI official is being investigated for changing records just the start.The President said on Fox and Friends this morning that by the time it is over, it will be the biggest political scandal of the century.Trump huge thing There are reports the Justice Department’s investigation found someone changed records related to the surveillance of the Trump campaign.He said that Attorney General Bill Barr would get to the bottom of it.He added if Barr had been the attorney general from the start, the Russia probe would probably never have started.