Gardai investigating separate motorcyclist fatalities

first_imgWhatsApp Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Twitter [email protected] Previous articleLimerick news briefs Boots Night Walk, public procurement, US promotionNext articleBrakes applied to Uber’s Limerick pilot scheme Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai are still looking for a second man who fled from the stolen carGardai in Limerick are investigating the separate crashesGARDAI in Limerick are continuing their investigations after two men died off their motorbikes in separate crashes in Limerick over the weekend.Just minutes apart, but in different areas of Limerick, the two men died after their bikes left the road on Saturday evening.The first crash happened at Quinn’s Cross Roundabout near Mungret at 7.30pm where a Polish national, aged in his 50s, was seriously injured when the bike he was driving struck the roundabout.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The man was treated at the scene before being brought to the nearby University Hospital Limerick but he died a short time later as a result of his injuries.10 minutes later but in O’Malley Park, a 25-year-old man who was known to Gardai, died after the motorcycle he was driving left the road when it hit concrete bollards.The incident happened at 7.40pm and the man was initially treated at the scene by members of the Limerick City Fire and Rescue who were in the area dealing with a fire at a derelict house.The death of the two men comes just hours after Michael McNamara, a pedestrian who was struck by a car in Thomondgate, was laid to rest.Seven people have been killed on Limerick roads since the start of the year with three of those deaths occurring in the last week.As post mortems are carried out, Gardai in Roxboro are appealing for witnesses to contact them on 061 214 340.See more Limerick news here WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads NewsGardai investigating separate motorcyclist fatalitiesBy Staff Reporter – July 31, 2017 968 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival center_img Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print Advertisement Linkedin Facebook Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Ocean City Commits to Spending Big to Fix Roads, Beaches, Bays and Boardwalk

first_imgCity Council on Thursday unanimously approved a plan that calls for spending $51,597,212 over the next five years to fix up the city.The capital plan for 2014 to 2018 calls for spending more than $10 million a year, including $5 million annually on roads and drainage improvements alone.The ambitious plan is part of Mayor Jay Gillian’s commitment to addressing long-neglected infrastructure issues in the city. It will be funded by $49 million in borrowing over the next five years under a schedule of bond issues and debt service that takes advantage of historically low interest rates.In addition to the $25 million in road and drainage improvements over the next five years, the plan calls for spending more than $2 million on dredging, more than $7 million to replace the boardwalk between Fifth and 12th streets, $600,000 to repair docks at 2nd Street and Bay Avenue, $250,000 on a skateboard park, $750,000 for a turf field at Carey Stadium and $400,000 in bike lane improvements.Many of the planned appropriations could be offset by grants or other funding. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), for instance, could reimburse Ocean City 90 percent of marina repairs at Second Street.In a separate vote on Thursday, City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance appropriating $9,319,000 and authorizing the Issuance of $8,853,050 in bonds for the first part of the capital plan.The $9.3 million in spending will include:Ocean City Beachfront Improvements: Including but not limited to emergency berming, dune and ADA access improvements. $795,000Roads and Drainage: Streets, alleys, bulkheads and drainage systems — prioritized based on the City of Ocean City rating system. $5,000,000Public Building Repairs: Including but not limited to Ocean City Music Pier, Ocean City Free Public Library, Transportation Center and various HVAC systems. $905,000Public Recreation Facilities: Including but not limited to the marina and Second Street and Bay Avenue, the 52nd Street playground, irrigation improvements and other playground improvements. $850,000Parking, Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities: Repairs and reconstruction. $335,000Airport: Including but not limited to removal of runway obstructions. $75,000Equipment: For Music Pier, Community Operations Department and other departments. $100,000Radio and Communications Center Upgrades: $328,000Heavy Equipment Rehabilitation: $125,000Ambulance Rehabilitation: $200,000City Vehicles and Equipment: Mini-trash packer, beach rake, sweeper, public safety SUV, mini passenger van, 15-passenger van and replacement of passenger vehicles.A second reading on the bond ordinance is scheduled for March 27.last_img read more

India’s Test pacers bound for South Africa tour set to play Ranji Trophy semi-finals

first_imgVirat Kohli has been rested for India’s limited-overs matches against Sri Lanka while Hardik Pandya opted out of the Test series against Sri Lanka. However, there was no such break for India’s Test specialists bound for South Africa later this month.Kohli and Pandya, have of course, shared far greater workload than the Test specialists. The India captain has been the busiest cricketer in the world while Pandya, who debuted in 2016, has been a constant for Indian teams in all three formats in 2017.In what could be a wise move, BCCI decided to keep India’s Test players match-ready for the first Test against South Africa which begins in Cape Town on January 5.The Indian board decided to allow the likes of Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav to turn up for their respective states in the Ranji Trophy semi-final from December 17-21. Bengal will be playing Delhi in Pune in the first semi-final while Karnataka will take on Vidarbha in the second semi-final.”Shami and Wriddhiman Saha will turn up for Bengal while Ishant Sharma might turn up for Delhi. Umesh Yadav will get to play for Vidarbha against Karnataka which will have KL Rahul in their ranks. Since there aren’t any practice games in South Africa, it is only fair that they play Ranji Trophy,” a senior BCCI official told PTI on Wednesday.It is learnt that the national selectors also wanted the Test specialists to play the semi-final.When asked CAB joint secretary Avishek Dalmiya said: “Yes, Shami and Wriddhi will be playing for Bengal. It has been a good move by BCCI to allow the top stars take part in a marquee match. Ranji Trophy is the premier tournament and at a stage like semi-final, it will be a boost for the Bengal team to get two of its senior most players,” Dalmiya said.advertisementHowever when contacted, a senior DDCA official said that there is still no clarity whether Ishant will be available for the match.Ishant, who has captained the side impressively at the group league stage also bowled brilliantly taking 20 wickets in four games.The final is set to be played at the Holkar Stadium in Indore from December 29.  (With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

New Website to be Launched for PEP

first_img Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, has announced that a new website will be launched for the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examination. Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, has announced that a new website will be launched for the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examination.Speaking at the Rotary Club of Kingston East and Port Royal meeting on Monday (September 24) at the Eden Gardens Wellness Resort & Spa in St. Andrew, the Minister said the website will have PEP material for everybody – teachers, parents and students.He noted that hard copies of the online PEP material will also be made available, given that children have different learning styles and some prefer hard-copy documents.The Minister also reiterated that the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) textbooks can still be used in preparation for PEP.“We have said that the GSAT textbooks are quite fine for the content. I’m saying for clarity, yes, the items have changed, but you can use the workbook for reinforcement of the knowledge, but understand that we are asking for more, not just to be able to indicate and say the answer is A, B, C, D… but to write out your answers, show your working and explain the reason for your answer,” Senator Reid said.“What PEP is going to do is provide the prism to get all our people to be trained at a high level. There is really no magic to it. It is a fundamental shift, and it’s not a shift that Jamaicans cannot manage,” he argued.PEP is the series of tests which has replaced GSAT as the national secondary-school entrance examination. It is intended to provide a better and more complete profile of students’ academic and critical-thinking capabilities at the end of primary-level education. It comprises a Performance Task Test, Ability Task Test and a Curriculum-Based Test.After his presentation, the Minister handed out bursaries on behalf of the Rotary Club of Kingston East and Port Royal to eight students.They are Vanessa Blissett from the Girls’ Brigade, Tajay Bailey from the Boys’ Brigade, Shanari Cameron from the Caribbean Maritime University, Jamoy Gordon from Port Royal Primary School, Alycia Rowe from Alpha Interact Club; Toni-Ann Marsden from Windward Road Primary School; Jevaughn Wint from the Scouts Association of Jamaica, and Sharick Smythe from Harbour View Primary School. He noted that hard copies of the online PEP material will also be made available, given that children have different learning styles and some prefer hard-copy documents. Speaking at the Rotary Club of Kingston East and Port Royal meeting on Monday (September 24) at the Eden Gardens Wellness Resort & Spa in St. Andrew, the Minister said the website will have PEP material for everybody – teachers, parents and students. Story Highlightslast_img read more