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Distressed woman rescued from Shannon riverbank

first_imgWhatsApp NewsBreaking newsDistressed woman rescued from Shannon riverbankBy Staff Reporter – June 17, 2014 762 Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A YOUNG woman was recovering in hospital this Tuesday evening after she was rescued when found in distress at the River Shannon.The Shannon based Coast Guard helicopter – Rescue 115 – Gardai, units from Limerick Fire and Rescue Service, together with units from Limerick Marine Search and rescue were all scrambled to the scene shortly after 4pm at the strands of the riverbank when there were reports of a woman in distress.The young woman was rescued from the mud near the riverbank and taken to hospital where she is recovering. Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival center_img Previous articleState must respect freedom of conscience says Bishop of LimerickNext articleOur time to shine at HipHop jam project Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Email TAGSlimerickrescueShannon WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

Job losses do not always bring stress, strain or ruin

first_imgJob losses do not always bring stress, strain or ruinOn 26 Jun 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Redundancy does not automatically lead to stress, strained relationships orfinancial ruin, according to research assessing the impact of job losses in 18countries. The report, by global career consultancy Drake Beam Morin, based on a surveyof 3,000 executives, reveals that two in five respondents feel redundancyactually strengthened their relationships with their partner. In the UK, only five per cent of respondents say their partners had problemsdealing with the situation, despite the fact that before losing their jobs 95per cent were the principal breadwinners. In Singapore and Germany, the figures were slightly higher, with 19 and 15per cent respectively of those surveyed saying their partners had troubleaccepting that they had been made redundant. Overall, 82 per cent of respondents’ partners were supportive during theircareer transition. Less than one-third of executives were concerned or very concerned abouttheir finances after they were made redundant and before they found a new job. Concern over money was most acute in Latin America, where partners were lesslikely to be in employment. More than 60 per cent of respondents in Colombiaexpressed concern about finances and nearly 40 per cent of executives fromNorway and New Zealand were also worried. In the UK, 19 per cent of respondents were worried about money, but theFrench were the most unconcerned on 12 per cent. Nine out of 10 participants reported that they had benefited from support infinding a new job. Tony Gould, managing director of DBM in the UK, said, “It’s encouragingto confirm that job loss is not nearly as traumatic for families as it has beenin the past. “Over the past few decades, we have seen a rise in the stockmarket aswell as an increase in house prices, which has given people greater equity thanever before. “This confidence is also helped by the fact that responsible humanresource professionals in the UK are wisely supporting departing employees withcareer transition services.” www.dbm.comBy Ben Willmott Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Compass on course

first_imgCatering giant Compass expects revenue growth to slow in the short term as a result of its efforts to tighten financial controls and generate higher margins.The group has continued to trade in line with expectations for the year to 30 September and hit its target of £50m in overhead savings.In a trading statement, ahead of the full year results annnouncement on 29 November, Compass said that the UK business was showing positive signs of stabilising and that it was confident of delivering a similar level of revenue and overall profitability to the previous year. It added that it had made particularly good progress in the education sector where it had helped deliver meals to the UK government’s new nutritional standards.Compass completed the deal to sell its railway station, airport and roadside catering division for £1.8bn in June. It sold its Moto motorway services chain to a consortium led by Australia’s Macquarie Bank, and offloaded its fast food brands – including Upper Crust, Whistlestop and Caffè Ritazza – to a private equity group.last_img read more

McCue: Ryan may start guard-heavy lineup next season

first_imgKelsey Fenton / The Badger HeraldThe hangover has faded, all but disappeared. Spring football and an intriguing quarterback battle has replaced the dark memories of a certain game in Kansas City that’s buried in the furthest reaches of every Wisconsin fan’s mind after less than three weeks.Like every college socialite who pledges to never again let alcohol come within temptation’s reach the morning after a particularly rowdy night on State Street only to renege on that promise the following night, it’s amazing how quickly fans can forget such sour memories. With the mourning period of Wisconsin’s ugly loss to Ole Miss in its opening game of the NCAA tournament finished, it’s time to look forward with unbridled optimism, to let imaginations run wild with what could be.Such is the cycle of sports and even my own cynical mind is not averse to dreaming about what the near future holds for Wisconsin men’s basketball. Though this may be the natural mental cycle for any overcommitted sports fan, the combination of experience and raw talent returning has set the stakes enticingly high for next season.Much of that bubbling optimism can be credited to one player: Sam Dekker. As a true freshman, he was the Badgers’ most efficient scorer and managed to fulfill the promise he came in with as one of the country’s top 20 recruits. Despite ranking sixth on the team in minutes (22.3 per game), his 9.6 points per game were just 1.5 below that of UW’s leading scorer, junior guard Ben Brust.The even more telling number was 47.8 percent, Dekker’s team-leading field goal percentage. Pair that with a 40.7 percent conversion rate from three-point territory in the regular season, fifth-best in the Big Ten and a full percentage point better than Brust, who still earned a reputation as Wisconsin’s most dangerous sharpshooter.More importantly, anyone who watches Dekker for any significant period sees the potential for him to become an offensive anchor in 2013-14, the kind of pure scorer this year’s team lacked. It’s no coincidence that he led the team in shooting percentage. His refreshing aggression and ability to create his own shot opened up lanes to the hoop and gave him higher percentage looks closer to the basket.But Dekker must first be given a leash long enough to allow him to showcase his rare offensive talent. It was no secret Dekker’s flaky defense kept him from starting as a freshman, and though head coach Bo Ryan should have no reason to hold him back next year, it’s about the only thing that could keep him from a breakout sophomore campaign. If Dekker doesn’t lead the team in scoring (and even shot attempts) next year, it would be a surprise.Next most important on the list of returnees is junior guard Josh Gasser. After missing his entire junior campaign, Gasser is not critical to this team so much for his scoring ability, but for the stabilizing presence he brings to the floor. He is the grandfather-like figure, the calming voice in the huddle when the Badgers are down 10 on the road in a decisive conference game late in the season. As a sophomore two years ago, Gasser was on the floor more than 80 percent of the time.His 7.6 points and 1.9 assists per game should both improve in his third year as a starter. While his point totals are not overwhelming, he can drive to the basket with regularity – a skill that was in short supply on this year’s team. Now sharing the hardwood with an electric scorer like Dekker, Gasser should become an even distributor as he becomes more comfortable manning the point.By now you may be wondering why I haven’t made more than a brief mention of Brust. He will be a key accessory in next year’s backcourt, but if the offense operates as planned, he should be Wisconsin’s third scoring option. He can be an absolute lights-out shooter, especially when he gets his feet set – like the Badgers’ version of Nik Stauskas.Yet Brust was often reluctant to penetrate the lane instead of settling for an outside look (61.5 percent of his shot attempts were three-pointers this season) and is best suited for a “pure shooter” role with Gasser back in the lineup. He is the type of player who will erupt on a few nights for 20-plus points and keep opposing defenses honest by forcing them to defend beyond the three-point arc.Next comes a player who best fits the “wild card” designation: junior forward Frank Kaminsky. Still a slender 230 pounds, the 6-foot-11 forward is the closest thing Wisconsin will have to a true scoring threat in the post next year.He is by no stretch a traditional big man, but if Kaminsky trades in his trigger-happy three-pointers for better looks in the paint, he could become a dynamic offensive player who creates serious matchup issues. He is by far the least experienced of the five probable starters, averaging just more than 10 minutes per game in 2012-13, and needs to make bigger strides than any other projected starter for this unit to shift into its highest gear.Leading the race for that fifth spot on the floor is Traevon Jackson. Jackson, a shooting guard by trade, did an admirable job taking on the starting point guard spot after Gasser went down. The sophomore also never shied away from the big moment, hitting game-winning shots against Penn State and Minnesota.The guard-heavy rotation seems like the best option unless incoming freshman Nigel Hayes or Vitto Brown show they are well ahead of the steep freshman curve – unlikely considering even Dekker did not pass that test. Aside from the relatively inexperienced Kaminsky, each of these players has averaged at least 6.9 points per game. Together, this could bring a sizable jump in offensive production (dare I say, more than 70 points a game?) for a team that unraveled due to a complete lack of consistent scoring.Let the visions of Dekker’s high-flying slams off a nifty no-look pass from Gasser and followed by a punch-in-the-gut deep three-pointer by Brust take hold. Because this is the season of speculation, and with the NCAA tournament finished, what else are we supposed to do?The cycle turns on.Ian is a senior majoring in journalism. What are your predictions for next year’s basketball team? Let him know by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @imccue.last_img read more

Former Agbeko victim Vic Darchinyan stops Paulino in Australia

first_imgFormer IBF, WBC, WBA champion Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan (42-8-1, 31 KOs) had no trouble against an over-matched Cris “The King” Paulino (14-2, 4 KOs) and forced the Filipino to retire at the end of the 2nd round.It was a scheduled ten round bout and so Vic captured the WBC Asian Boxing Council super bantamweight title at the Alexandria Basketball Stadium, Sydney, Australia. Ray Wheatley of the World of Boxing reported that Paulino “connected with accurate combinations in round one against the aggressive Darchinyan, who had problems finding the range against the the mobile sharpshooting Filipino.” However, the 39-year-old former world champion – who lost to Joseph Agbeko in 2009 – stepped up aggressively in round two and dropped Paulino with a powerful body shot. Paulino took the mandatory eight count but finished on unsteady legs forcing his cornermen to throw in the towel to save him from further punishment. Another Filipino Jorbert Delos Reyes (15-6-1, 10 KO’s) was stopped by undefeated former Australian lightweight champion George Kambosos (9-0, 5 KOs) in the fourth round of a scheduled twelve round Pan Asian Boxing Association title bout.  Wheatley reported that “the action see-sawed in rounds one, two and three as both Kambosos and Delos Reyes took command of the contest in an entertaining 135 pound bout that had the fans on the edge of their seats. But at 2:34 of round four, referee Pat O’Connor crowned Kambosos the winner after he dropped Delos Reyes with a perfectly timed right hand bomb to the head.” Delos Reyes taken to hospital but was later released and will return to the Philippines later this week to marry his fiancé.” –last_img read more

International Olympic Committee President to attend EYOF in Sarajevo and East Sarajevo?

first_imgThere are only eight days left until the beginning of the biggest sports event in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) after the 14th Olympics, the European Youth Olympic Festival EYOF in Sarajevo and East Sarajevo, Federal News Agency reports.General Secretary of the Olympic Committee (OC) of BiH Said Fazlagic stated that “preparations are going as planned even with certain problems that are being solved”.“We are all excited for EYOF and the opening ceremony, which will be great. We want to organize the best EYOF ever,” Fazlagic told FENA.He added that representatives of EOC, led by President Janez Kocijancic and vice presidents, will arrive in Sarajevo two days before EYOF.“Guests will also include presidents and general secretaries of all 50 European national Olympic committees, the entire Executive Board of EOC, as well as representatives of the International Olympic Committee – IOC. We still expect confirmation for the attendance of IOC President Thomas Bach and a few other members of this umbrella Olympic organization,” emphasized Fazlagic.last_img read more

In today’s NBA, 3’s are most definitely wild

first_imgIn this April 26, 2014, file photo, fans cheer as Dallas Mavericks guard Vince Carter stands in the corner after he made the game-winning 3-point basket at the buzzer in the fourth quarter against the San Antonia Spurs in Game 3 in the first round of the NBA basketball playoffs in Dallas. More 3-pointers got shot than ever before in the NBA last season, and everybody, or so it seems, is adding that shot to their repetoire. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)MIAMI (AP) — The offensive concept of pace-and-space was nearly an unbeatable combination for the Miami Heat, the plan of surrounding LeBron James with multiple shooters good enough to net two straight NBA titles.Plenty of teams are having success with the approach.None more than the San Antonio Spurs, who ended Miami’s championship reign with their pace-and-space attack.Shooters might be valued more now by NBA teams than ever, particularly those who can connect from beyond the 3-point line. More than 86 percent of those who played in the league tried at least one 3-pointer last season, and the most attempts in the history of the league were taken from that distance  — continuing a trend and smashing the previous mark that was set just one year earlier.And no one seems to believe the fascination with movement, passing and plenty of 3’s will end anytime soon.“The teams that are playing with the pass and shooting seem to be doing really well,” said Atlanta’s Kyle Korver, one of the league’s best shooters. “I think the Spurs are the model that a lot of teams are understanding that not everyone gets to have LeBron James on their team. Not everyone gets to have one of the few super-dominant, all-pro, superstars in this league and so playing with the pass and playing with space and playing quick is a really good backup.”The Spurs led the league in 3-point accuracy last year, making more shots from deep than ever before.In the playoffs, their percentages got even better, and in the NBA Finals against the Heat they shot a wildly good 47 percent from 3-land.“I hate it,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said.No, he wasn’t kidding when he said that in June. Popovich detests the 3-pointer, but in this NBA, it’s a prerequisite.“It’s changed the game,” Popovich said. “It makes it tougher to cover that much room defensively on the court, so you do have to pay attention to it defensively. It’s a heck of a weapon. … To me it’s not basketball but you’ve got to use it. If you don’t, you’re in big trouble.”To wit: Of the 14 teams that made 600 attempts or less from 3-point range last season, 10 didn’t make the playoffs. The other four combined to go 14-21 in the postseason.“All the analytics guys have looked at it and they see the value of the 3-point shot, especially the corner 3-point shot,” Heat forward Danny Granger said. “Teams are obviously game-planning to get those shots and to get shooters to space the court.”It’s not accurate to say everybody in the NBA is shooting 3-pointers.It just seems that way.Kevin Love, Kevin Durant and Paul George were all among the 10 most prolific 3-takers last season — and they’re all listed at 6-foot-9 or taller. James made eight straight 3’s in a game against Charlotte, on his way to a 61-point night. Spencer Hawes and Chris Bosh combined to take more than 500 shots from past the arc — and they’re both 7-footers, give or take an inch.Hawes actually shot a smidge better from long range last season than San Antonio’s Danny Green — who just happens to have record for most 3’s in an NBA Finals.Now the Cavaliers are surrounding James with shooters in Cleveland, including Love.“It’s more of a skilled league,” Orlando coach Jacque Vaughn said. “Just the way fouls are called, the way the offense and the freedom of movement is, if you’re a skilled basketball player there’s a place for you. And skill is shooting the basketball. I think we’re seeing that across the board in our league now.”When Vaughn played, the game was more physical, defenders allowed to do more things within legal limits. Vaughn said the first time he ever had a pick set against him was by longtime league strongman Charles Oakley, and he laughed at saying that he’s “still recovering” from that hit.Suffice to say, there aren’t many Oakleys in today’s game.Finesse is in, force is out.“The game has definitely changed,” Vaughn said.Preseason numbers show more of the same. The Heat took nearly 50 shots from 3-point range in a team scrimmage earlier this month. Corner 3’s seen to tax teams defensive rotations more than anything else, and offenses aren’t going to take away that weapon anytime soon.In short, 3’s are wild in this NBA.“The game that we play today is a different game that was played 10 years ago, 15 years ago, 20 years ago,” Korver said. “Rules are different, philosophies are different, and shooting is a big part of the game. I think for a while people thought that shooting was a lost art in the NBA and I feel like it’s made a huge comeback recently and the trend is that it’s probably going to keep going.”last_img read more

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report — Rainbows coming out to play

first_imgIt’s time for another boat load of fishing information from Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Sportfishing. Now that summer is over what better time is there to get out in the boat for some fishing.We’re back from the coast. And a busy summer it was.  Our boat kept busy every day on the ocean, and our boats kept steady at home on Kootenay Lake and Columbia River. The ocean threw some curveballs at us this year.  July was a very windy month on the West coast and made for some tougher conditions.  And when the weather cooperated, the fish decided to be stubborn and make us work very hard for our catch. It seemed like the fish were holding in areas just beyond our reach for a while.  And our usual expectations were a lot harder to meet this year. However, we did manage to have quit a few good days mixed in with the slower days.  Fish would show up for a couple days, then move on.  So, we found ourselves catching our limits on some days in a few hours, but other days we would have to work harder for our fish.  Makes the sales pitch for booking three days seem a lot more reasonable. After the tough conditions of July, we found ourselves with better conditions and better fishing during August.  In fact, the last three weeks of our summer were the best three weeks.  Seemed like the fish were showing up later than normal. Halibut fishing was good when we planned the time for it.  However a lot of days we spent longer hours trying for our salmon and left not a lot of time to target halibut.  But, when we did target halibut, the fishing was great.  Some groups managed to land 5 or 6 big halibut each day.  In fact, one of my regular groups ended up with over 100 pounds of fillets of halibut one day.  So, it just proved that you have to put your time in.  Another good reason to plan on a three-day trip. Our biggest Salmon this year was just over 33 pounds. And our biggest Halibut this year was around 72 pounds. Just below the maximum size limit. So, to sum it up,  the season started out slow, but ended with a bang.  It’s different every year.  Here’s hoping next year starts with the bang and continues throughout. Thank you to everyone who joined me this year!  Looking forward to next year already. And now back to the Kootenays.  Kootenay Lake: Our guides were kept busy with tourists this summer.  July saw some good days of catching 10 or more fish.  A mix of Rainbows and Bull trout manage to keep everyone busy.  Then in August, as the water temperatures really warmed up, we were catching more Bull Trout than rainbows.  But still enough fish to keep the clients happy. And now that September is almost over, we have noticed a drop in water temperature, and the rainbows are starting to come out to play again.  Our last few trips since I’ve been back have yielded up to 10 fish a day, with a good mix of Rainbows and bull Trout. The fishing should only get better as the water cools.  Looking forward to our fall fishery.  Columbia River: The river produced fish all summer long.  We would get a good run of consistent fishing as long as the water levels remained consistent.  Rainbows and walleye up to five poundsare stacked up right now, and the fishing should be good for both throughout October. Look forward to what the river has to offer in the next couple months. Stay tuned……………  What are they biting on ??? On Kootenay, we are catching most of our Bull Trout on the usual flasher/hoochie combo on the down rigger.  We have also had good luck with our Lyman plugs down 60 – 120 feet. The Rainbows have been hitting the down rigger as well. Some of my favourite Gibbs Delta spoons have been working well on the rainbows, as well as the flasher/hoochie combo. Some fish are starting to come to the surface again as well.  We have caught a few Rainbows each day on our buck tail flies as well as some smaller hockey sticks and spoons. On the river, we have been catching most rainbows on small spoons or spinners, as well as on the fly. Also, the walleye have been hitting regularly on rubber twister tails on a jig or on a bottom bouncer with worm.  Both techniques have worked well. That sums it up for now. Lets get out there. Tight lines………………Kerry Reed Reel Adventures Sportfishinglast_img read more