Body of man recovered from River Shannon

first_imgWhatsApp Divers from the Limerick Marine Search and Rescue Service (LMSARS) recovered the man’s remains this Monday from the River Shannon.   Picture: Alan Place.THE body of a man has been recovered from the River Shannon this Monday lunchtime following a series of extensive daily searches since before Christmas.A spokesperson from Limerick Marine Search and Rescue Service confirmed that a three man volunteer crew recovered the man’s remains from the water at an area known as Meelick Light shortly after 1.30pm.The remains were brought from the water to the slipway at Atlas Avenue off the Dock Road and transferred to the University Hospital Limerick for formal identification and post mortem examination.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Limerick Marine Search and Rescue Service had been conducting two searches per day – including Christmas and New Year’s Day, after two reports of persons seen entering the water in Limerick during December.Searches have now concluded, the spokesperson confirmed. Advertisement Print Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” TAGSbodyfeaturedlimerickLimerick Marine Search and Rescue ServiceRiver Shannon Email Twitter Previous article#WATCH 76 thoroughbreds airlifted from Shannon bound for ChinaNext articleLimerick football side named to face Clare Staff Reporter NewsBody of man recovered from River ShannonBy Staff Reporter – January 9, 2017 1042 center_img Linkedin Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Children need one parent to stay at home

first_imgNZ Herald 20 November 2014A retired judge says families need more financial support so that one parent can stay at home for the first three years of each child’s life.Graeme MacCormick, a Family Court judge for 16 years until 2005, has paid for full-page advertisements in the country’s four main newspapers yesterday and this weekend asking people to sign a “children’s plea” to MPs “to accord urgency and priority to all issues impacting the wellbeing of children”.Children’s Commissioner Dr Russell Wills said the plea was well timed because the Government was focused on tackling child poverty in next year’s Budget. “The stronger public support is to invest in our youngest and poorest children, the more support the Government will have to improve its investments.”Social Development Minister Anne Tolley confirmed that child poverty would be a focus of the 2015 Budget and said she had already attended three meetings chaired by Prime Minister John Key since the election on “children and hardship”.“That will involve more resources being targeted at a number of families,” she said.Mr MacCormick’s “plea” has already been signed by 28 community leaders including broadcaster Judy Bailey, former Children’s Commissioner Dr Ian Hassall, parenting gurus Ian and Mary Grant, Great Potentials Foundation founder Dame Lesley Max and child poverty activists Dr Nikki Turner and Dr Susan St John. read more

USC women’s basketball faces Cal to start Pac-12 tournament

first_imgFinishing off their season with an overall record of 14-15 and 5-13 in conference play, the No. 9 seeded women’s basketball team will head to the KeyArena in Seattle to take on No. 8 seed Cal in its first game of the Pac-12 Tournament on Thursday.“We’re excited,” head coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke said. “Dropped a couple of tough games against the Arizonas, but we are excited for the tournament and to kind of start at 0-0 and come in with some focus and intensity and take it one game at a time.”As the second time this year that the Trojans will face the Bears, this game is a chance not only to advance in the tournament, but also for redemption after a tough loss.In their last meeting, junior forward Kristen Simon was the only Trojan to score in double digits compared to the four players for Cal.“We know that Cal is well-coached and athletic, so a very talented team,” Cooper-Dyke said. “We know Anigwe, we know their 3-point shooting, their transition flow. We have got to rebound the ball, we have got to make sure we aren’t starting their fast breaks with our turnovers and we just have to finish games better.”To the hoop · Sophomore guard Aliyah Mazyck takes a jump shot from the paint. Mazyck and the Trojans head to the Pac-12 tourney on Thursday – Jo Danielle Esteban | Daily TrojanSince that game though, the Trojans have come a long way. Freshman guard Minyon Moore, who was just named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team, started off the season strong and has continued to improve. She has become the team leader in steals, assists and free throws and is second in rebounding and scoring behind Simon.Moore’s aggressive style of play and average of 11.8 points per game has earned her recognition as one of the top 12 players to watch for this tournament according to Pac-12 analysts. She may never have been in the tournament before, but her contributions will be key to shutting down Cal’s dominant scorers, converting their turnovers into points and helping USC move forward in the tournament.Aided by contributions from Moore, Simon will have to contain Cal’s Kristine Anigwe while also playing around her tough defense on the other end of the court. It will be no easy feat, as Anigwe has 14 double-doubles this season, but Simon proved in their last meeting that she can outscore her and keep up with her in rebounding.With Simon holding down the key, the guard play will be allowed more freedom because Cal will need to account for both positions’ scoring abilities and will be forced to stretch the floor on defense.For Simon and senior guard Courtney Jaco, this is not their first time in the tournament. In fact, Jaco was one of the few members of the current team that was part of USC’s championship victory in 2014 in their upset over Oregon State in the final.It was a year when the Trojans were the last team picked to win, but they brought home the conference trophy despite their low seeding.Last year, with a similar seeding, USC lost to Oregon State in the quarterfinals in a game many viewed as the alternate version of the previous year’s final. This year, if the Trojans can get past Cal, they will take on Oregon State yet again.USC will face off against Cal on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at the KeyArena in Seattle.last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson’s Seniors Games Athletes

first_imgThe 2011 B.C. Senior Games are just around the corner, literally. The provincial competition begins Tuesday in the West Kootenay — opening ceremonies at Haley Park in Warfield — with the three cities — Trail, Nelson and Castlegar — joining forces to host the games. In 2010, a handful of Nelsonites braved the long trek to Campbell River to compete in the provincial competition. Many of this group most likely will be front and centre with home court advantage when the games begin. Staff and management at Mallard’s Source for Sports would like to wish the seniors good luck with Team of the Week honours. The group includes, back row, L-R, Clint Saunders (track and field), Bruce Lockhart (slopitch), Don Currie, Roger Kerby (badminton), Mike Adams (cycling) and William Kalyniuk (golf). Middle, Blaine Rains (bowling), Rene Forrest (bowling), Linc Vital (bowling), Lorna Hamilton (bowling), Barb Saunders (track and field), Dawn Williams (bowling), Joan Deane (track and field) and Roy Deans (cribbage). Front, Lola Swetlikoe (bowling), Rusty Denny (bowling), Lee McNeill (bowling), Effie Rains (bowling), Lydia Kania (race walk), Audey Kempin (bowling), Lee Waddell (golf), Marion Williamson (cribbage) and picture organizer Marylee Banyard (swimming).last_img read more