Limerick Flooding Update

first_imgWhatsApp Previous articleIf Walls Could Talk: how the entertainers entertainedNext articleShepherds, their animals and Baby Jesus at Adare Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email Facebook Twitter Linkedincenter_img Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Limerick City and County Council has confirmed that water levels along the Lower River Shannon at Castleconnell, Montpelier, Mountshannon Road (Lisnagry) and in the Limerick City area are now 4 inches lower than they were at their peak earlier this week.The Council says it will continue to monitor the situation in the coming days and over the Christmas period.Meanwhile, the ESB has today announced its decision to reduce discharge levels at Parteen Weir from 405 cubic metres per second (cumecs) to 370 cumecs. Advertisement NewsLimerick Flooding UpdateBy Guest Writer – December 18, 2015 688 Printlast_img read more

‘Shabu peddler’ falls in buy-bust

first_imgSix sachets of suspected shabu valued at around P59,600 were recovered from him, the police added. The 38-year-old Joseph Jasper Duran was arrested in a drug buy-bust operation in Barangay Tabucan, Mandurriao district, police said.  An antidrug operative conducts inventory of the suspected shabu seized from Joseph Jasper Duran in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Tabucan, Mandurriao, Iloilo City on June 14. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN Duran – resident of Arevalo district – was caught after he sold suspected illegal drugs to an undercover officer for P3,600 around 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.center_img ILOILO City – He allegedly sold illegal drugs. Detained in the lockup cell of the the Arevalo police station, Duran faces charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PNlast_img read more

Guyana Beverage Co. Tampico 60-mile cycle road race set for July 3

first_imgWITH the 2017 Guyana cycling season in full swing and the return to Guyana of the country’s overseas based wheelsmen, the Guyana Beverage Company sponsored 60-mile cycle road race under the Tampico Brand promises much excitement.The event is being organised by the Flying Ace Cycle Club of Berbice and will be held on July 3 in the Ancient County of Berbice and is open to all local cyclists.The participants will pedal off from outside the Guyana Beverage Company office located at Palmyra, East Berbice and proceed to the Number 51 Village Police Station before returning to the place of origin for the finish.last_img read more

Warriors, struggling on the court, rated the decade’s top sports franchise

first_imgThe timing is curious, but the honor is a slam dunk.On Monday, the Sports Business Journal named the Golden State Warriors the sports Franchise of the Decade for their prowess on the court, their sell-out streak and the innovative Chase Center in San Francisco which opened to raves in September.“We are truly humbled to be recognized with this prestigious honor by the Sports Business Journal, especially when you consider the number of outstanding organizations across all sports,” Warriors …last_img read more

Team SA profile: Sunette Viljoen

first_img22 June 2012Among the athletes that will be representing South Africa at the 2012 London Olympic Games, only one owns a world leading mark in 2012: javelin thrower Sunette Viljoen.The 29-year-old, a multi-talented sportswoman who has also represented South Africa in cricket, achieved her world leading distance of 69.35 metres in New York on 9 June.It not only gave her a win over world record holder Barbora Spotakova, who finished runner-up with the second best mark of the season, 68.73 metres, it was also an African record.‘It is amazing’Addressing the media after the competition, Viljoen said: “It is an amazing feeling. Wow, world number one with a new SA, Africa and Commonwealth record!“It is an achievement I am really proud of, because I’ve worked extremely hard for it.”The previous continental record of 68.38 metres also belonged to Viljoen. She achieved that distance in the 2011 IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, in what many experts regard as the greatest women’s javelin competition in history.That distance was good for third place behind Russia’s Maria Abakumova, who threw 71.99 metres, and Spotakova, who placed second with 71.58. It would have been good enough to win the two previous World Championships, in Berlin in 2009 and Osaka in 2007.That result, too, underlines the fact that Viljoen has in recent seasons established herself among the handful of elite athletes in the running to appear on the Olympic podium in London.Her consistency is further reflected in her second best throw of 2012, 67.95 metres in Rome on 31 May, which also ranks fourth in the world this year.ImprovementsSince 2008, she has improved steadily. Her best throw that year was 62.24 metres. In 2009 it was 65.43m, in 2010 66.38m, and last year the 68.38m she achieved in the World Championships.Apart from her bronze medal in Daegu, Viljoen is a two-time Commonwealth Games champion, having won the title in 2006 and 2010. She is a three-time African Championships winner, with victories in 2004, 2008 and 2010.She also won gold at the Afro-Asian Games in 2008, and was twice a gold medal winner at the Universiade, also known as the World Student Games.Viljoen will spend July and August in South Africa preparing for the Olympic Games, which will keep her out of the spotlight. However, her closest competitors will know the South African is an athlete to look out for and to be respected, because she is not only a potential medalist, but a potential Olympic champion.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Money Monday

first_imgBy Barbara O’NeillCan a service member in his 30s use funds in a traditional IRA to pay for college?Like all IRA owners, service members who withdraw funds from a traditional IRA before age 59 ½ are subject to the 10% early withdrawal penalty with a few exceptions. One of these exceptions is to pay for qualified higher education expenses. Funds withdrawn will be subject to the early withdrawal penalty, however, if they are in excess of the actual amount of expenses.When determining the amount of money needed to withdraw, service members should take into account any distributions from 529 plans, scholarships, grants, and other tax-free payments, such as gifts or inheritances they have received during the year. Qualified higher education expenses for the IRA exemption include tuition, fees, books, supplies, and equipment required for enrollment as well as room and board as long as the student is attending school at least half-time.Browse more military personal finance blog posts and webinars answered by experts.Follow Dr. O’Neill on Twitter!This post was published on the Military Families Learning Network Blog on May 27, 2013.last_img read more

Westbrook hits 30 in OT clincher as Thunder top Mavs

first_imgLATEST STORIES Westbrook’s go-ahead three-point play in the final minute of overtime put him at 30, and the Thunder beat the Dallas Mavericks 111-110 on Wednesday night.Westbrook, who had 11 rebounds and seven assists, drove for the tying layup and made the free throw with 38 seconds left in OT to help the playoff-contending Thunder salvage a four-game split of the season series against a one-time postseason rival now among the NBA’s worst teams.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe reigning MVP had 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting in the first quarter after scoring eight in a win over Orlando. Westbrook cooled off from there and missed all five of his 3-pointers, but scored seven of Oklahoma City’s 11 points in overtime.“Just keep going, man,” said Westbrook, who was 11 of 25 from the field and made eight of nine free throws. “Regardless of missed or made shots, my mentality never changes throughout the game and I always continue to stay in attack mode.” Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City The Mavericks almost turned it over on the final possession of regulation but Wesley Matthews kept the play alive before missing a wild layup, with Powell grabbing the rebound on the other side of the basket and laying it in.Carmelo Anthony had put the Thunder ahead with 1:23 to go on a layup after three offensive rebounds on the same possession, including two from Steven Adams.Paul George had 23 points and 11 rebounds, and Adams had nine points and 12 boards.TIP-INSThunder: F Jerami Grant was called for a flagrant foul for a swipe at the head when Powell made a layup in the first half. … The Thunder outrebounded the Mavericks 56-36, including a 19-8 edge on offensive rebounds.Mavericks: Dirk Nowitzki, who is sixth on the NBA scoring list, reached 31,000 points with his patented one-legged fadeway in the middle of the second quarter. The 39-year-old German, in his 20th season, all with the Mavericks, finished with 12 points. … Powell led Dallas with eight rebounds. … J.J. Barea scored all 12 of his points in the fourth quarter and matched Westbrook with a game-high seven assists.NOEL RETURNSDallas center Nerlens Noel had four points, three rebounds and four fouls in 16 minutes in his return after missing 42 games following surgery for a torn ligament in his left thumb. He was rusty, failing to get off a shot on two alley-oops and missing another attempt. He led Dallas with three first-half turnovers, but had a highlight in the second half with a block on a soaring Westbrook going for a layup.Before the injury was announced in December, Noel had appeared to fall out of favor with coach Rick Carlisle. The first six of those 42 missed games were listed as coaching decisions. He’s playing on a one-year contract after he couldn’t agree on a long-term deal with the Mavericks, who acquired him at the trading deadline last season.SLUMPING FROM 3 Dwight Powell forced overtime at 100-all with a follow shot at the buzzer to match his career high with 21 points. It was the first points for Dallas since Powell’s alley-oop dunk with 4 minutes remaining.Harrison Barnes scored 26 points for the Mavericks, who beat the Thunder in the Western Conference finals in 2011 before getting swept in the first round by them as defending champions a year later.“People look at their record and think they aren’t a very good team,” Oklahoma City coach Billy Donovan said. “They are a good basketball team. They have not been able to close out some games.”Dallas had a chance to win in overtime on an inbound play with 6 seconds left, but could only get a desperation jumper at the buzzer from rookie Dennis Smith Jr., who scored the first eight Dallas points in the extra period and finished with 17.“The last shot was a tough shot but a makeable shot,” Smith said. “Learn from it, learn from it. You can look at it as a loss or a lesson.”ADVERTISEMENT Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook gestures to his teammates during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)DALLAS — Russell Westbrook didn’t waste much time putting just his second single-digit scoring game of the season behind him.The Oklahoma City star won it with the play that wrapped up his 20th game with at least 30 points.ADVERTISEMENT Warriors pull away in 3rd, quiet Beal to win in Washington Westbrook has gone without a 3 in four of the past six games and is 2 of 24 (8 percent) from long range in that span. The slump has dropped the career 31 percent shooter from 3 to 28 percent for the season.UP NEXTThunder: At Phoenix on Friday.Mavericks: At Chicago on Friday, the only road game in a stretch of seven games. 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Bruins, Blues set to clash in bruising Stanley Cup Final

first_imgCatholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Boston and St. Louis don’t lack high-end skill, from goaltenders Tuukka Rask and Jordan Binnington to scorers Brad Marchand and Vladimir Tarasenko. They do resemble their coaches — Cassidy, who has become a mature, straightforward communicator and Craig Berube, a no-nonsense, team-first guy who has turned the Blues into a north-south, no frills team.These teams are in many ways mirror images of each other based on their gritty styles and how tough they are to crack.“The two hardest, heaviest teams are in the final,” San Jose Sharks coach Peter DeBoer said after his team was eliminated by the Blues in the Western Conference final. “Everybody talks about skill and speed, there’s room for all these small players. There is a room for that. But I don’t think it’s an accident.”It’s certainly no accident that the Bruins and Blues like to make opponents black and blue. Bruins forward Danton Heinen said physicality is what he and his teammates have tried to deliver all year long and will continue to, but the Blues figured out last round that they need to be more selective about dishing out punishment.“You can’t just run around out there,” St. Louis forward Oskar Sundqvist said. “When you’re going to hit, you need to hit with a purpose.”ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess The purpose now is to lift hockey’s hallowed trophy. After Bruins center Patrice Bergeron played the 2013 final with broken ribs and a punctured lung, there’s not much guys won’t do this time of year at their own expense.“This is the Stanley Cup. This is what everyone plays for,” Boston forward Jake DeBrusk said. “It’s going to be fun, physical and pretty intense, so hopefully the body holds up for everybody here.”GOALIE DUELWith a league-best 1.42 goals-against average and .942 save percentage, Rask is the front-runner to win the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP. Rask is in his second final as a starter after being on the Boston team that lost to Chicago in six games in 2015.“It’s a team sport,” Rask said. “Everybody has to pull their load. That’s the only way you can win.”All the Blues is win, win, win no matter what since Binnington made his first NHL start in early January. They won 30 of their final 45 games to get into the playoffs, and Binnington has a 2.36 GAA and .914 save percentage in the playoffs.No goalie has won the Conn Smythe since Jonathan Quick with Los Angeles in 2012.CUP EXPERIENCE DISPARITYThe Bruins and Blues play similar styles yet have very different levels of winning this time of year.Five Boston players — Rask, captain Zdeno Chara, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand and David Krejci — are still around from the 2011 Cup-winning Bruins, and Joakim Nordstrom won in 2015 with the Blackhawks. St. Louis has two players with Cup rings, though even that should have an asterisk because Jordan Nolan (2012 and 2014 Kings) hasn’t played since January and Oskar Sundqvist (2016 Penguins) only skated 20 regular-season and playoff games with Pittsburgh that year. PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war “They are physical, we’ll be physical,” Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said Sunday. “I don’t think we shy away from that type of game.”The past decade-plus has been a study in the NHL getting younger and quicker, and previous champions like Chicago in 2013 and 2015 and Pittsburgh in 2016 and 2017 exemplified that. The 2019 champion will show there are still many kinds of blueprints for winning, though skill is still needed along with size and physicality.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsWhen the puck drops on Game 1 Monday night, the bruises will begin in what should be a throwback series with the Stanley Cup on the line.“At this point you’re going to get both teams coming out of the gates laying their hits,” big Blues defenseman Robert Bortuzzo said. “It’s going to be a heavy series. It’s hard to say how much physicality will be going both ways. I’m sure guys will be looking to get their licks in.” Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue “Our guys that have been there, that have won a Cup, have lost a Cup, that should give us an edge,” Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said.Of course, a year ago the Washington Capitals had only one Stanley Cup winner in Brooks Orpik before Alex Ovechkin lifted it in Las Vegas. Armstrong is banking on his players earning their experience in the final.“Hopefully a year from now we’ll say, geez, St. Louis has got a lot of championship experience,” Armstrong said.MAY SWEEPSTo say this has been a weird playoffs would be the understatement of the league’s 101-year history. Top seeds Tampa Bay and Calgary were knocked out in the first round along with fellow division winners Washington and Nashville, and the Lightning were actually swept by Columbus.But there has also been a strange pattern with sweeping teams that the Bruins hope is a coincidence and not a trend related to too much time off. The New York Islanders swept Pittsburgh in the first round, then got swept by the Carolina Hurricanes in the second round. Carolina? Yeah, swept in the Eastern Conference final by the Bruins.Boston also beat Columbus after the Blue Jackets swept the Lightning, making teams that won their previous series four games to none a combined 0-3 so far.“It’s something that naturally you’re going to think about a little bit,” DeBrusk said.INJURY WATCHAttrition to the San Jose Sharks helped St. Louis get through West final, and despite their physicality, the Blues and Bruins have been fairly fortunate when it comes to injuries this postseason. St. Louis defenseman Vince Dunn missed the past three games with an upper-body injury but returned to practice wearing a full shield over his face, and forward Robert Thomas skated Saturday after leaving early in the third period West final clincher Tuesday. Globe, Beach Volleyball Republic team up for the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Boracay Open 2019 LATEST STORIEScenter_img MOST READ Dunn is unlikely to play in Game 1 but could be available later in the series. Thomas is expected to play despite not practicing Sunday.The Bruins have had a week and a half off to heal up, which is good news for captain Zdeno Chara, who was injured and didn’t play in Game 4 of the East final. They got a bit of a scare when Marchand jammed his left hand after bumping into teammate Connor Clifton during an intrasquad scrimmage to stay sharp during the long layoff.Marchand missed practice Sunday, but coach Bruce Cassidy said it was for maintenance and expects Boston’s leading scorer to be good to go for Game 1.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FILE – In this Jan. 17, 2019, file photo, Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (33) and St. Louis Blues left wing Pat Maroon (7) fight during the first period of an NHL hockey game, in Boston. Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals between the Bruins and Blues is Monday, May 27. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)BOSTON — When the NHL altered its rules with an eye toward speed and skill, this is not the Stanley Cup Final it had in mind.Hockey is becoming less of a big man’s game, offense is up and it’s faster than ever. Then there’s the big and tough St. Louis Blues facing off against the bigger and tougher Boston Bruins in the final that shows size still matters in the playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Robredo accepts Duterte’s drug czar post appointment PLAY LIST 04:11Robredo accepts Duterte’s drug czar post appointment04:11Robredo accepts Duterte’s drug czar post appointment00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew View commentslast_img read more

Miami Football: Video: Michael Irvin Discusses Diddy Incident At UCLA, Says He Had Cops Called On Him At Son’s Game

first_imgMichael Irvin making a face during a TMZ interview.YouTube/TMZSportsOn Monday, Michael Irvin Jr., a three star wide receiver/tight end, followed in his famous father’s footsteps and committed to Miami. Irvin Sr. starred at The U in the mid-late 1980s before a long, Hall of Fame NFL career for the Dallas Cowboys. Irvin spoke with TMZ Sports about his son’s decision, and the conversation turned to the incident involving Sean “Diddy” Combs at UCLA a few weeks ago. During the interview, Irvin shared an anecdote about being thrown out of one of his son’s games. Luckily, Irvin said no kettlebells were involved. We assume he’ll keep his cool when his son enrolls at The U next year.[TMZ]last_img read more