Water tankers deployed in County

first_imgNewsLocal NewsWater tankers deployed in CountyBy admin – December 29, 2009 750 Linkedin Twitter WhatsApp WATER supply has been badly affected by weather conditions in Co Limerick. Limerick County Council has deployed water tankers across West Limerick to deal with the problem.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Council says the crisis has been caused by low water levels in the reservoir near Abbeyfeale including burst pipes and a greater demand because of the freezing weather.The tankers are being placed in Abbeyfeale, Athea, Mountcollins and Tournafulla during daylight hours.The Council is asking the public to conserve water and not to leave taps running in their homes. Printcenter_img Previous articleRoads remain hazardousNext articleMan injured in fire admin Facebook Email Advertisementlast_img read more

Judge Huck honored for service

first_img Judge Huck honored for service The Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami recently recognized U.S. District Court Judge Paul Huck for his service to the organization.Jack Langer, president, Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami, Inc., presented a plaque to Judge Huck for establishing the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami “Welcome to the Court Program.”Through this program, small groups of children are selected from the various Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami units to spend a morning with Judge Huck at the federal courthouse.During these visits, Judge Huck teaches the children about the judicial system by talking with them, having them observe court proceedings, arranging for various other court personnel to talk to the children, and arranging visits to other offices such as the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Langer, on behalf of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami, thanked Judge Huck for donating his time, for his generosity, and for his dedication to the children in putting together the program.The Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami operates seven units throughout Miami-Dade County and serves 15,000 children annually. Judge Huck honored for service December 15, 2002 Regular Newslast_img read more

I’m terminally ill and the debate on euthanasia scares me

first_imgSydney Morning Herald 17 January 2017Family First Comment: “Recognising the full scope of human dignity, we stopped capital punishment a long time ago. Now bringing in legislation that allows a group of experts to determine who can “legally” die, seems a retrograde move. Intellectually, that worries me. And once the legislation has been approved, experience tells us that it is likely to grow exponentially. I can imagine a time when particularly frail and vulnerable people will succumb to the thought that it might be best for their families and for society in general for them to let go and die – they will agree to something because they think they ought to. That scares me.”It scares us all.The NSW community is about to debate physician-assisted death or voluntary euthanasia. No doubt one of the key ideas will be the notion that we ought to have a “free choice” when it comes to the manner of our death. This is coupled with the different understandings that people have about what it means to die with dignity. These are vitally important conversations. However, it often feels to me that the voices who want physician-assisted dying are given extra amplification by celebrities, and that, because they talk about dying with dignity, they somehow must be right. But the past four years have confirmed for me everything that my two ethics degrees have taught me: that human dignity is so inherent that it is expressed even in extreme vulnerability and not just in the good times.The debate worries and scares me on several levels. Fortunately we just don’t go around killing each other any more, so the notion that it’s a person’s “free choice” to die just doesn’t make sense.  Recognising the full scope of human dignity, we stopped capital punishment a long time ago. Now bringing in legislation that allows a group of experts to determine who can “legally” die, seems a retrograde move. Intellectually, that worries me. And once the legislation has been approved, experience tells us that it is likely to grow exponentially. I can imagine a time when particularly frail and vulnerable people will succumb to the thought that it might be best for their families and for society in general for them to let go and die – they will agree to something because they think they ought to. That scares me.I have always been an extremely private person, so the thought that my increasingly frail body will need intimate help does not thrill me. But just as I cared for and loved my friend in all her messiness and fragility, I will have to let others care for and love me in the same way. There is nothing undignified about that. So my experience of being a primary carer tells me that as I’m dying, the presence of people who have the emotional capacity to sit with me during long hours, who have the strength to continually stroke my arm, to bring me cups of water in the night, to tell me that they love me and to stay with me even if it seems that I am no longer present to them is of beyond measure. I’m sure that I will know their voices, and that I will know their touch. So as the doctors relieve my physical pain, I trust that my family and friends will abide with me so that just as I have lived, so will I die, with integrity and grace.“In 2012 my father was diagnosed with end stage stomach cancer. He was scared of the process of dying, but the people from palliative care reassured him that he would not suffer. He did suffer. I still feel guilty that I could not help him.Since that time three bills seeking to legalise assisted dying (in NSW, Tasmania and South Australia) have been rejected by state parliaments. To hear politicians blithely debating euthanasia laws is particularly galling, having experienced the painful end of this process.”READ MORE: http://www.smh.com.au/comment/im-terminally-ill-and-the-debate-on-euthanasia-scares-me-20170117-gtt0kn.htmllast_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgEric Ayala scored 19, Jalen Smith had 18 points and 11 rebounds and Aaron Wiggins added 15 points for the Terps. Cowan, a senior guard, went 7 for 11 from the floor and hit six free throws in the final minute.Maryland moved into a first-place tie with Wisconsin, and Michigan State had a chance to make it a three-way deadlock by defeating Ohio State later on Sunday. If two or more teams tie atop the standings at the end of the season, it is a shared championship.In other top-25 games Sunday:— Fabian White Jr. had 18 points and 14 rebounds, Quentin Grimes added 17 points and No. 21 Houston defeated Memphis 64-57. Grimes had 15 second-half points, which led a 17-2 run for the Cougars. Nate Hinton had 13 points for Houston, which shot 34% overall including 48% in the second half. The Cougars will finish at least in a tie for second in the American Athletic Conference. Precious Achiuwa had 25 points and 15 rebounds and Lester Quinones added 10 points for Memphis.NBA-BUCKS-ANTETOKOUNMPO INJURY Lakers snap Clippers winning streak, win 112-103PHOENIX (AP) — — Anthony Davis scored 30 points, LeBron James added 28 and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Clippers 112-103 on Sunday, snapping their Staples Center co-tenant’s six-game winning streak. Avery Bradley added 24 points to help the Lakers won their fourth in a row and 11th in 12 games. They pulled away in the second half after the Clippers’ smothering defense helped them lead most of the first two quarters. The Lakers recently clinched a playoff berth for the first time since 2013, and it’s possible they could meet the Clippers in the postseason. Paul George scored 31 points, Kawhi Leonard added 27 and Montrezl Harrell had 20 for the Clippers. They lost to the Lakers for the first time in three games this season.In other NBA action:— Reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-toh-KOON’-poh) has a minor knee sprain and will miss at least the Milwaukee Bucks’ next two games. The Bucks said Sunday that Antetokounmpo had an MRI and was examined by team doctor William Raasch. The evaluation showed a minor joint capsule sprain of Antetokounmpo’s left knee after a hard fall late in a 113-103 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night. He remained in the game but appeared to be limping as he walked off the court afterward. Antetokounmpo ranks third in the NBA in scoring with 29.6 points per game and fourth in rebounding with 13.7. He also averages 5.8 assists.— Jrue Holiday just missed his second triple-double against Minnesota in less than a week, putting up a season-high 37 points and adding nine rebounds and eight assists for New Orleans. The Pelicans beat the Timberwolves 120-107. Zion Williamson scored 23 points on 9-for-15 shooting, and Lonzo Ball had 18 points and eight assists to help the Pelicans start a four-game road trip on the right note. The Pelicans passed Portland for 10th place in the Western Conference and pulled back within four games of eighth-place Memphis. Sacramento is in ninth place. Malik Beasley had 21 points and nine rebounds for the Timberwolves. Patrick Marleau and Evgeni Malkin scored for Pittsburgh and Tristan Jarry finished with 30 saves but the listless Penguins capped a miserable weekend at home by losing for the second time in 24 hours to teams they’re scrapping with for positioning in the crowded Metropolitan Division.NHL-COYOTES-GARLAND INJUREDCoyotes’ Garland week to week with lower-body injuryGLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Coyotes leading scorer Conor Garland has left the team after he suffered a lower-body injury against Calgary.The Coyotes said Sunday that Garland has returned to Arizona while the team continues its trip through western Canada. He is listed as week to week. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditT25 MEN’S BASKETBALL-SCHEDULENo. 9 Maryland tops No. 25 Michigan 83-70UNDATED (AP) — Anthony Cowan Jr. had 20 points and eight assists in his final home game at Maryland, and the ninth-ranked Terrapins beat No. 25 Michigan 83-70 to earn a share of the Big Ten regular-season title. Japan’s Spring Grand Sumo Tournament started Sunday without spectators, and with wrestlers arriving in face masks. One of Italian soccer’s biggest games was being played Sunday in an empty stadium. The Alpine skiing World Cup Finals, Italian cycling races and the women’s ice hockey world championships have all been canceled. Associated Press NHL-HURRICANES-PENGUINSHurricanes hammer listless Penguins 6-2PITTSBURGH (AP) — Morgan Geekie scored twice and added an assist in his NHL debut and Justin Williams added two third-period goals and the Carolina Hurricanes surged past the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-2 on Sunday.Jake Gardiner added a goal and an assist and Jaccob Slavin also scored for the Hurricanes, who pulled into a tie with Columbus and the New York Islanders for the two wild-card spots in the Eastern Conference. Columbus plays in Vancouver on Sunday night.Alex Nedeljkovic (nuh-DEHL’-koh-vihch) stopped 28 shots to earn the second win of his career for Carolina.center_img UNDATED (AP) — — Texas Rangers outfielder Willie Calhoun was hit in the mouth by a fastball Sunday and taken to a hospital. The left-handed hitting Calhoun crumbled after being struck in the jaw by a fastball from Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Julio Urias in the first inning of a spring training game. Calhoun fell on his back, put his hands over his face and was eventually carried off on a cart. The Rangers said he was taken to a hospital. A fourth-round pick by the Dodgers in 2015, Calhoun was acquired by Texas in a trade for Yu Darvish in 2017 and established himself in the Rangers’ lineup last year.In other MLB news:— The Baltimore Orioles claimed right-handed pitcher Hector Velazquez on waivers from the Boston Red Sox on Sunday. The 31-year-old was 11-7 with a 3.90 ERA in 89 games in the last three seasons with Boston, including 19 starts. Velazquez will compete for a spot on the Orioles’ staff. One candidate, right-hander Evan Phillips, will begin the season on the injured list due to right elbow soreness.— New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez says his sore back is improving, but he’s still out of the lineup. Sanchez didn’t take batting practice Saturday or Sunday. He isn’t on the travel roster for Monday’s road game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Clearwater.— Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander felt soreness in his triceps and made an early exit from an exhibition start Sunday, and the AL Cy Young Award winner was headed for more tests. Verlander was set to pitch four innings against the New York Mets. But with his velocity down from his previous start, Verlander was pulled after two scoreless innings. The 37-year-old Verlander was slowed by a groin injury earlier in spring training. Verlander was dominant last year, going 21-6 for the Astros and leading the majors in wins. He also pitched the most innings in baseball and struck out a career-high 300. Garland was injured in Friday’s 3-2 loss when he collided with Flames goalie Cam Talbot.The 23-year-old right wing leads the Coyotes with 22 goals and is third with 39 points in 68 games. He had 13 goals and five assists in 47 games as a rookie last season.Garland’s injury is a big blow to the Coyotes as they fight for their first playoff appearance since reaching the 2012 Western Conference Final. Arizona has 74 points through Saturday’s games, two behind the final Western Conference playoff spot. The Coyotes play at Winnipeg on Monday.MLB-NEWSRangers’ Calhoun hit in mouth by fastball, taken to hospital VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSBahrain Grand Prix, world soccer among events hit by virusSAKHIR, Bahrain (AP) — Formula One’s Bahrain Grand Prix on March 22 has been closed to spectators due to the global virus outbreak, but it won’t be postponed like the Chinese round of the championship.The F1 season is set to begin with the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on March 15. China was scheduled to hold the fourth race of the season on April 19, but that was postponed due to the virus outbreak and no new date has been set.The Bahraini organizers’ decision comes as the wider sporting world battles turmoil caused by the new coronavirus. Soccer, golf, skiing, marathons and Olympic qualifying tournaments have all been disrupted. Update on the latest sports March 8, 2020last_img read more

DPS releases annual security and fire report

first_imgThe Dept. of Public Safety released the Annual Security and Fire Report on Tuesday, which contained crime statistics for the past three years and outlined crime and safety policies for all USC campuses.Colleges and universities that participate in federal aid programs are required to publish crime reports under the Clery Act of 1990.The data indicates a decline in burglaries and robberies between 2011 and 2013 but shows an increase in forcible sexual assaults over the same period. Burglaries fell from 83 cases in 2011 to 28 in 2013 and robberies dropped from 34 cases to 17. Forcible sexual offenses increased from 24 cases to 33 over the same period. Disciplinary referrals for liquor law violations more than doubled from 200 cases in 2011 to 563 cases in 2013.Vice Provost for Student Affairs Ainsley Carry said that the increase in reported sexual offenses is expected as the university has taken steps to make the process of reporting such crimes easier and more accessible.“We’ve created a culture and environment where people should feel safe reporting [sexual assault],” Carry said. “We know that our numbers should increase.”Carry said that he expects the numbers to decrease as the university continues implementing cultural and educational programs aimed at reducing sexual violence on campus.The report breaks down the crime statistics for the University Park campus into four geographic zones: on-campus, student housing, public property and non-campus. Public property includes streets, sidewalks and parking facilities, while non-campus includes off-campus student housing and other university buildings outside campus boundaries. Crimes reported directly to LAPD are also included in a separate category.last_img read more