Woman injured by falling branch

first_imgWhatsApp NewsLocal NewsWoman injured by falling branchBy admin – April 22, 2010 641 Advertisement Print Linkedin A WOMAN is in a serious condition in hospital after being injured after she was struck by falling debris from a tree. The accident happened at around 10.30am this morning while the woman was walking along O’Connell Avenue.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It is believed a passing truck may have knocked a branch from the tree as it drove past.After being treated at the scene by a passerby, the woman who is in her 50s was taken by ambulance to the Mid-Western Regional Hospital in Dooradoyle.The area was sealed off for a time while Gardai conducted a forensic examination of the scene.  center_img Twitter Facebook Email Previous articleHealthy eating seminar to promote a better youNext articleThere’s veggies in dem der derelict sites adminlast_img read more

Paterson Arran to be sold

first_imgAlan Hardie and Ian Appleton, owners of Paterson Arran Limited, which produces shortbread, oatcakes, jams, chutney and relishes, are to sell the business and retire.After 21 years in charge, Hardie and Appleton will step down. The sale is being managed by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), and shareholders are currently speaking to potential buyers. Paterson Arran employs about 160 people at its Livingston bakery and headquarters, and around 28 staff at Lamlash, on the Isle of Arran.It has invested over £2.7 million in plant and machinery over the last four years. A total of 11m packs of Paterson’s Shortbread were bought in 2015, which is 940,000 more than in 2014, according to market analysis expert Kantar Worldpanel.Hardie, owner and managing director, said: “I am very proud of what we have accomplished since we bought the company in 1995, and the way we have preserved the traditions of Paterson Arran, while modernising the company and taking the company into new markets both for products and geographically.“Our primary objective is to find a buyer who offers the best opportunity to secure the future of the company. In the meantime, it is business as usual.”last_img read more

Phish And Their Crew Rented Out An Arena In Wisconsin For The Week For Tour Rehearsals

first_imgWhile Phish has made a habit out of playing incredible shows in Wisconsin over the years, the band’s unusually truncated 2017 summer tour will not hit the midwest state this year. However, ahead of their tour-opening three-night run at Chicago’s Northerly Island this weekend, the band is using Milwaukee’s BMO Harris Bradley Center for a week of production and musical rehearsals.As the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported today, “Lighting, sound and stage crews arrived Saturday at the BMO Harris Bradley Center for a week of rehearsals in advance of a short summer tour. The band’s unusual visit to Milwaukee came to light in a Reddit thread over the weekend, and was eventually confirmed by a truck driver taking a break among a half dozen semis parked outside the Bradley Center…The musicians, including singer and guitarist Trey Anastasio, are expected later this week. However, no public performances are scheduled.”Bradley Center president and CEO Steve Costello had said in an interview that a major touring act had rented out the arena for the week, but he wasn’t authorized to identify the band. “This is about us being a good partner in the business that we’re in,” he said. “It was the right time and it was the right place for them,” as it gives them the space for their pre-run tune-up relatively close to their first scheduled dates in Chicago.Costello also explains that it is quite unusual for a band to come to town for rehearsals but not actually schedule a performance there. “You can be sure that it was the first thing that we asked when they approached us,” Costello said of a potential Milwaukee performance. That request, as we know, did not come to fruition. With Phish’s usual Wisconsin stop at Alpine Valley Music Theatre, where they’ve played 17 times over the years, closed this year for renovations, most fans expected that the band would not return to the state this year. However, while Wisconsin fans may be frustrated by their “Phish tease,” they surely also agree with fans everywhere that large-scale official rehearsals like this bode very well for the upcoming shows. Of course, rehearsals before a tour are nothing all that surprising, but with the uncharted and uncertain terrain of Phish’s upcoming summer “tour” (comprised predominantly of 13 straight shows in a single room), it’s exciting to hear that the band is hard at work making sure these shows live up to their considerable hype. We couldn’t be more excited. Bring on summer tour!You can watch fan-shot video of Phish’s last performance in Wisconsin (8/9/15 at Alpine Valley) below, courtesy of Bill Walton’s Right Hand Man:Set One:Set Two:[via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel][Cover photo (Trey) via Chad Anderson and (Trucks) via James B. Nelson/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]If you’re heading to New York for Phish’s 13-night Baker’s Dozen run at Madison Square Garden, don’t miss all the incredible late night shows going on in the City during the run! Check out Our Official Guide To Baker’s Dozen Late-Nights  for all the info.Live For Live Music Phish Baker’s Dozen Run Late-Night ShowsJuly 21 – The Werks @ American Beauty (tix)July 21 – The Motet @ BB King Blues Club (tix)July 20, 21, & 22 – Twiddle @ Irving Plaza (tix) *July 22 – The Werks @ American Beauty (tix)July 22 – Circles Around The Sun @ Gramercy Theatre (SOLD OUT)July 23 – Circles Around The Sun (early brunch show) @ Brooklyn Bowl (tix)July 25 – Turkuaz at Irving Plaza (tix) *July 28 – Dopapod @ Gramercy Theater (tix) *July 28 – James Brown Dance Party  – 2 Shows @ Highline Ballroom (early tix/late tix) *July 29 – Dopapod @ Highline Ballroom (tix) *July 29 – Perpetual Groove @ BB King Blues Club (tix)Aug 2 – Matisyahu @ The Cutting Room (tix) *Aug 3 – Greensky Bluegrass w/ Marco Benevento @ Ford Amphitheatre At Coney Island Boardwalk (tix) **Aug 4 –  “Kraz & Taz” – Eric Krasno Band w/ Brandon “Taz” Niederauer Band @ The Cutting Room (tix)Aug 5 –  Spafford @ BB King Blues Club (tix)* (L4LM & CEG Presents)**(L4LM & Live Nation Presents)last_img read more

Amazing FNQ home with its own waterfall hits the market

first_imgThe home is near Babinda, south of CairnsANY lingering worries from a hard day’s work are forgotten by Rod Overell as he steps into his private waterfall oasis.“I invariably will get out of the car and go and jump into the creek,” Mr Overell, 56, said.“I wash the day off and never really feel like I’m caught in a grind.”For almost two decades the aircraft engineer has been the owner of a hidden Far North gem.In the shadow of Mt Bellenden Ker near Babinda, his 32ha property comprises a charming four-bedroom Queenslander set among tropical rainforest. Central to its magic is a dazzling waterfall, which Far North photographer and author Paul Curtis described as one of the region’s “most beautiful”.“The clarity and freshness of the water is second to none,” he wrote. “The pristine condition of the surrounding forest and streams belie its proximity to a major highway.”Enchanted by its “wow factor”, Mr Overell had his eyes on the property for several years until he finally bought it in 1998.“I saw it was for sale in 1992, but I couldn’t afford it at that time; it came back on the market and I grabbed it,” he said. “It is just a wonderful place – all you hear in the afternoon is the chorus of bird life.”More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days agoBuilt in 1948, the Queenslander-style house features mountain views from its front veranda. The home is set against Mt Bellenden KerOver the years Mr Overell said he had taken only 40 people to the waterfall which, despite being hidden away, was only a short walk from his house.“You can wander there, swim for an hour, and then walk home for a cup of tea,” he said. Intent on moving to Brisbane to pursue his martial arts passion, he has now decided to sell the property.“I’ve been a custodian of the property, but it was here a long time before my 18 years,” Mr Overell said.“I want to let it go to someone else who will be able to appreciate it.” The unique property is offered for $2 million and inspections are available by appointment only. Selling agent Cheyenne Morrison of LJ Hooker Cairns South said the property was one of the Far North’s most special. “Wooroonooran Falls has to be one of the most beautiful places I have ever had for sale,” Mr Morrison said.last_img read more

Spring Sports

first_imgFor most of the area schools the attention has turned to the Spring Sport schedule.  Only Greensburg and North Decatur had their basketball season extended.  As you drive by schools now, you will see baseball and softball teams hitting and fielding, the girls’ tennis team will be occupying the outdoor courts,  the golf team can be seen on a local golf course, and the track squads are busy getting their legs back in shape for their season.Not only are these teams outside, but in the next couple of weeks we will certainly see some of the spring flowers blooming.  Before long, the grass will turn from its winter brown to its fresh spring green.  Even though the wind may be blowing and it rains a lot, at least we know that the days will be getting warmer.It is certainly a time to rejuvenate yourself, and like the old saying goes. “get out and smell the roses”.last_img read more

Oba of Lagos, others set for Kings College 100 years Inter House Sports

first_imgRelatedPosts King’s College solicits FG support infrastructure for renewal Finalists emerge for GTBank Master’s Cup Kings’ College holds leadership session for graduating students The Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akinolu, and others are set to witness the 100 years Inter House Sports of Kings College on Saturday this week. Others to grace the occasion include the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Sommy  S.T. Echono; Chairman, Sports Connect Consultancy Limited, Dr. Kweku Adedayo Tandoh; Director, Basic and Secondary, Federal Ministry of Education, Abuja and Chairman, School Based Management Committee, Alhaji Jani Ibrahim. The Director and Principal of Kings College, Lagos, Andrew Agada, who confirmed the development, said: “Sports is important for the proper education of the youth and future leaders of the nation, which Kings College stands for. “It inculcates the virtues of team spirit, emphasises acceptance of rules and ensuring fairness for all. “It keeps them fully occupied outside the classrooms and so they are less available for cultism and other negative activities, which may impair their progress. “It is also an avenue for students to relax after series of academic (brain) work. “As the saying goes: all work and no play makes jack a dull boy.”Preparation Agada said: “Staff and students have been on their toes in the last four months in spite   of the tight schedules occasioned by National competitions, which have just been concluded. “Staff at different committee levels and even parents took it upon themselves with courage and determination to put the event of the 100th edition of the Inter House sports   together. “We have extended invitation to some eminent Nigerians and even the old Boys of the College. Importance Agada said: “Students in school learn to live together irrespective of tribe, religion, and diverse culture. “Sport remains a unifying factor. “Sports also give the youths training in leadership and National Unity. “A nation whose youths are regularly occupied think less of cultism and other vices, which may impede national/personal progress.Achievements Agada said: “History had it that 1920 was a major milestone in the history of sports in King’s College. “The  years between 1920 and 1970 can be described as a Golden Era of Sports in King’s College. “Students broke records in the school and the Country. “The college was also instrumental to the establishment of Athletics Association in Nigeria in 1944. “There were competitions in all four major sports, that is Athletics, Cricket, Football and Hokey. “However, the inter house Athletics competition was one of the biggest sporting events   in the College Sporting Calendar. “From this event, so many talents were discovered, nurtured and made to represent  Nigeria, among whom was late Alhaji A.K. Amu, who in his lifetime occupied various important positions in the field of sports. “For example, he was one time Director of Sports in the Old Bendel State and member of Top Management at the National Institute for Sports in Lagos State. “Alhaji Femi Okunnu (SAN), another Old Boy, represented the country in various athletics events.”Problems Agada said: “The major problem is the lack of funds to provide equipment and upgrade the existing facilities to meet up with the ever increasing population of the college. “Inadequate human and material resources. “Lack of space is another challenge coupled with loaded curriculum. “There is therefore need for government and other stakeholders like corporate bodies, captains of industries to come to the aid of many yet to be identified talented youths of Nigeria that are in our college.Tags: Adedayo TandohJani Ibrahimkings collegeRilwan AkinoluSommy Echonolast_img read more