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Tears for Chloe Kinsella

first_imgEmail Advertisement Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ WhatsApp Facebook By KATHRYN HAYESTHERE were tearful scenes as hundreds of mourners, mostly teenage girls gathered in Limerick last Sunday night for the removal of tragic Chloe Kinsella, whose body was recovered from the river Shannon.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Most of those crowded outside Crosses funeral home on Lower Gerald Griffin Street had taken part in the six day search for the popular 15- year-old who went missing from her home over a week ago.Divers from Limerick Marine Search and Rescue recovered Chloe’s body from the river just a short distance from her home in Kenyon Avenue, Kileely last Friday.Gardai are not treating her death as suspicious.Scores of teenage girls mostly wearing pink walked the sorrowful journey, behind the funeral cortege to St Munchin’s Church in Thomondgate led by Chloe’s heartbroken parents Shirley and Kevin.“The girls all decided to wear pink for Chloe,” said one mourner.The 15-year-old’s love of fashion and make up was incapsulated in many of the floral tributes adorning her large white casket.Personal tributes including a make up kit, a floral wreath incorporating a smartphone, and a life sized poster of the boy band One Direction were also in the cortege.Among the largest floral tributes resting against the casket was a collage of photographs of Chloe and her friends with a message ‘Best Friends Forever’.The youngest daughter in a family of nine children this is not the first time that tragedy has visited the Kinsella family.In 2004 Chloe’s younger sister Sophie died from a heart illness aged just four.Shortly after Chloe’s body was found her Uncle Matthew Franklin issued a heartfelt plea to all young people to respect life and seek help if they need it.Mr Franklin is due to speak on behalf of the Kinsella’s family at today’s funeral mass at St Munchin’s Church.The chief celebrant Reverend Pat Seaver is also expected to direct his sermon towards young mourners in particular Chloe’s class mates from fifth year in St Nessan’s School and her many friends from the locality.Meanwhile, Limerick TD Willie O’Dea who was also among the mourners has called on the government to “focus on suicide…as a matter of urgency”.Deputy O’Dea also criticised his own party on its record on mental health.“I tell you the last government should equally be criticised with the present government. Both governments spent money on mental health, but I think they spent it in the wrong way. They spent it with the wrong focus.”“It’s an absolute disgrace, that we are spending so much money and the problem seems to be getting worse and worse and worse.”He added: “Too many young families have been bereaved (by suicide). I’ve attended too may funerals like this. I’ve sympathised with too many families, like the unfortunate family inside there (funeral home) with their fifteen-year old daughter in there in a coffin. I’m not sure that money is being spent the best way possible.”Deputy O’Dea called for a more direct way of getting funding to groups helping vulnerable people without the money being “swallowed up in administration”. Twitter TAGSchloe KinsellafeaturedMusic Limerick No vaccines in Limerick yet center_img Previous articleKiller and rapist jailed for laneway robberyNext articleLimerick County Hurling Final Action admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsCommunityLocal NewsTears for Chloe KinsellaBy admin – October 7, 2013 777 #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Linkedin Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Printlast_img read more

India take huge lead despite gritty fight from South Africa tail

first_imgPune: Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin picked up four wickets to pour cold water on Keshav Maharaj’s career-best 72 as South Africa were bowled out for 275, still 326 runs behind, on Day 3 of the ongoing second Test here on Saturday.Ashwin picked up the wicket of left-arm spinner Maharaj, who batted brilliantly and joined hands with Vernon Philander (42 not out) for a gritty 109-run stand. Maharaj took 132 balls and hit 12 fours in his innings as Philander played second fiddle, finding the fence six times in the 192 balls he faced.Ashwin finished with best innings figures of 4/69 including the wickets of Proteas skipper Faf du Plessis who scored 64, Quinton e Kock (31) and Kagiso Rabada (2) in the end.Umesh Yadav, who took the opening two wickets on Day 2, snared another, that of Theunis de Bruyn (30) to return impressive figures of 3/37 in his comeback Test.Starting the day at 36/3, South Africa lost both their overnight batsmen Anrich Nortje (3) and de Bruyn in the first hour of play.Nortje, who came in as night watchman on Friday evening, was the first wicket to fall as he was caught brilliantly at fourth slip by Virat Kohli off the bowling of Mohammed Shami.Three overs later, de Bruyn played a loose shot and in the process got a thick outside edge against Umesh. Wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha dived to his right and took a stunning catch to end de Bruyn’s inning.de Kock and du Plessis then tried to steady the ship for the visitors and shared a crucial 58-run stand before de Kock was bowled by ace off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin at his individual score of 31.du Plessis scored 64 from 117 balls, his 21st Test fifty, with the help of six fours and a six before Ashwin found his outside edge and the ball flew to Ajinkya Rahane at slip.With du Plessis gone, it was just a matter of time before the tourists folded up but Philander and Maharaj frustrated the bowlers with their unbroken 35-run ninth wicket stand. Philander was not out on 23 while Maharaj was on 21 at the break. IANSAlso Read: India Women Beat South Africa by 5 Wickets, Seal the Series WinAlso Watch: Borpani Forest Range in Nagaon’s Kampur on the verge of destruction!last_img read more

Okagbare Fails at Semi-final Again!

first_imgIAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS*George, two others in tough 400m s’final draws * Tosin Oke begins race for triple jump final ticket By Duro IkhazuagbeNigeria’s biggest hope for a medal at the ongoing 16th IAAF World Championships in London, Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor failed to qualify for the final of the women’s 100m final last night. American Tori Bowie (10.85secs) won the final in a photo-finish with Marie-Josee Ta Lou (10.86) of Cote d’Ivoire. Dutch girl, Dafne Schippers (10.96) picked the bronze.Earlier, Okagbare who is former African record holder in the event ran 11.08secs to place fourth in the third semi final of the night.Just like it happened two years ago at the Beijing edition of the Championship when Okagbare finished third in the semi stage, the University of Texas in El Paso (UTEP) graduate, failed to reproduce the form that earned her the African title of 10.79 secs to stand a chance of fighting for podium placement in the final.She had similarly failed to make the final of the event at the last Olympic Games inRio de Janeiro, Brazil.The Delta lady’s late surge in form that saw her running a sub-11 (10.99) leading to the competition had raised the hope of a miracle happening to wipe the memory of her eighth position at the Olympic Stadium during the London 2012 games.With the 100m gone with the wind, Okagbare’s next focus will now shift to the long jump event where she won a silver medal at the 2013 edition of the World Championships in Moscow, Russia.Despite Okagbare’s slip in the sprint, three other Nigerian ladies: Patience Okon George, Yinka Ajayi and Margaret Bamgbose will have to set new personal best times and possibly run inside 50 seconds if one or all three of them desire to race inTuesday’s women’s 400m final.The trio made history of some sort in the first round when they became the second Nigerian trio of quarter-milers to qualify for the semi-final of the championships after the feat recorded in 2009 by the trio of Folasade Abugan, Sorina Nwachukwu and Amaka Ogoegbunam.George came second in heat 5 behind USA’s Quanera Hayes in 51.83 seconds while the duo of Ajayi and Bamgbose came third in their respective heats.Ajayi, making her debut at the championships ran 51.58 seconds in a heat that had the reigning Olympic champion in the event, Bahamas’ Shaunae Miller-Uibo    (50.97) and Jamaica’s Stephenie Ann McPherson (51.27) who came first and second respectively.Bamgbose, a semi-finalist at the Olympics in Rio last year was also third in heat 6 to book a place in Monday night’s semi-final.The trio will make history if they make it to the final to become the first time Nigeria will present three athletes in the final. The best Nigeria has produced when Fatimah Yusuf and Falilat Ogunkoya ran in the final of the event in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1995.They will however have to break new grounds to make that a reality. George has been drawn in the first of the three semi-final heats and will have to run faster than the 50.71 seconds personal best she set two years ago before she can have a chance of upsetting the duo of Miller-Uibo and Hayes and pick one of the two automatic qualificationslots for the final or hope to qualify as one of the two fastest losers after the three semi-finals must have been decided.The same magic the duo of Ajayi and Bmagbose would have to perform tonight as they were also drawn against world-class quarter-milers.Ajayi will run from lane 8 in the second semis and will hope for a miracle of some sort to race past defending champion, USA’s Allyson Felix, the Jamaican duo of Shericka Jackson and ageless Novlene Williams-Mills as well as 2015 9th IAAF World Youth Championships winner, Salwa Eid Naser of Bahrain.Bamgbose on the other hand will battle USA’S  Phyllis Francis, the only athlete in her heat who has ran inside 50 seconds (49.96 seconds) this season, home girl Zoey Clark as well as the African duo of Kabange Mupopo of Zambia and former world champion, Amantle Montsho of Botswana.Only two Nigerians, Falilat Ogunkoya and Fatimah Yusuf have made it to the final of the event with the former’s fourth place finish in Seville, Spain in 1999 Nigeria’s best position in the event.Meanwhile the duo of quarter-mile barrier runner, Glory Onome Nathaniel and triple jumper, Tosin Oke will also be in actionMonday.Nathaniel whose brother Samson failed to advance beyond the first round of the men’s 400m will hope to at least go one step further and equal Nigeria’s best performance in the event, a semi-final finish. She will run from lane three in heat five of the opening round.Oke, finalist at the last edition of the championships in Beijing two years ago has been drawn in the second of two qualifying groups and will need to set at least a new personal season’s best of 17.00m to gain automatic qualification or hope to be among the best 12performers in the two groups to make his second straight final in the event.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

NASCAR starting lineup at Michigan: Brad Keselowski claims pole, eyes win at home-state track

first_img Jimmie Johnson still wants apology from Ryan Blaney, who says ‘I have nothing to apologize about’ Consumers Energy 400 starting lineupStarting   Driver Car  No. 1Brad Keselowski2No. 2Kevin Harvick4No. 3William Byron24No. 4Alex Bowman88No. 5Clint Bowyer14No. 6Chase Elliott9No. 7Austin Dillon3No. 8Ryan Blaney12No. 9Joey Logano22No. 10Paul Menard21No. 11Daniel Hemric8No. 12Jimmie Johnson48No. 13Daniel Suarez41No. 14Aric Almirola10No. 15Kurt Busch1No. 16 Denny Hamlin11No. 17Martin Truex Jr.19No. 18Erik Jones20No. 19 Kyle Larson42No. 20Ricky Stenhouse Jr.  17No. 21Matt Tifft36No. 22Ryan Newman6No. 23Ty Dillon13No. 24Kyle Busch18No. 25Michael McDowell34No. 26 David Ragan38No. 27Chris Buescher37No. 28 Bubba Wallace43No. 29 Matt DiBenedetto95No. 30Landon Cassill00No. 31Ryan Preece47No. 32Ross Chastain15No. 33 Corey LaJoie32No. 34Quin Houff27No. 35Austin Theriault52No. 36Cody Ware51No. 37Reed Sorenson77No. 38Spencer Boyd53What time does the Consumers Energy 400 start?The Consumers Energy 400 will take place Sunday, August 11. Live coverage begins at 3 p.m. ET.What channel is the GoBowling at The Glen on?The Consumers Energy 400 will be broadcast nationally on NBCSN. The race also can be live-streamed on the NBC Sports App or by subscribing to fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial. Brad Keselowski saved the best for last Friday — literally.Keselowski, who was the final driver to go out in qualifying at Michigan International Speedway, turned the fastest lap of the afternoon to claim the pole for Sunday’s Consumers Energy 400. The Team Penske driver, who hails from Rochester Hills, Michigan, about 100 miles away, is still seeking his first career win at his home-state track. He has six top-five finishes in 20 career races at the speedway.”We were really fast in practice … we picked up just enough to get our second pole here,” Keselowski told NBCSN. “Hopefully we can convert it into a win.”Kevin Harvick will start alongside Keselowski on the front row, with William Byron, Alex Bowman and Clint Bowyer rounding out the top five.The Consumers Energy 400 begins Sunday at 3 p.m. ET and will broadcast live on NBCSN. He posted a speed of 190.471 mph.Retweet to congratulate Brad @Keselowski on his NASCAR Cup Series POLE at Michigan.Full qualifying results» https://t.co/hAuffxCypz pic.twitter.com/0yRaDTXuPC— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) August 9, 2019It’s Keselowski’s second pole of the season and 16th of his career. Related Newslast_img read more

City League Basketball playoff preview

first_imgby Malik VincentAt season’s beginning, the Allderdice boy’s basketball team was the clear favorite to repeat in the City League.On Feb. 15, they were upset by Peabody (8-7, 9-8), 59-51, in what was the final home game in history for the Highlanders basketball program. TWO POINTS—Bruce Grover of Perry lays in two of his 12 points in the Commodores 71-69 win over Allderdice. Peabody’s coach Tim Broderick Sr. and others from the athletic department were unreachable for comment.“Peabody played a good game,” said Allderdice coach Andre McDonald. “We were without two of our starters. They simply outworked us and handed us a tough road loss.”The City League playoffs begin Wed., Feb. 23. At Courier press time there were several playoff-seeding possibilities and it was not clear who would face off and when. The second-round will commence on March 1.Allderdice still looks to be a key factor in who is crowned the City League champion on Sat. March 5 at Peabody High School.They feature two of the city’s top scorers in Justin Dobbs and Ben Mickens.Dobbs is a player whose leadership skills and uncanny scoring ability propels the Dragons’ offense. He currently averages 20.4 points per game. Mickens complements that style and his size gives him an advantage over most. He’s their second-leading scorer (15.5 per game).The top dogs, Perry (14-1, 18-3), are looking to avenge their loss to Allderdice in last year’s title game.Their point guard Marcus Smith has tremendous athletic ability and can help the Commodores bring back the title to Perry. Off-guard Bruce Grover brings a consistent jump shot to their offense and forward Greg McGhee’s solid frame and pure talent will give them an edge, as well.Schenley (11-5 14-8) may have the most prolific scorer in the City League right now in 5-foot-9 senior guard Brandon Johnson. His size is no indicator of the way he can stymie opposing defenses with his all-around scoring arsenal. He’s had multiple 40-point games for the Spartans.Peabody has one of the best players in the city in Dontae Forte. At the forward position, he’s put up 20-point performances on a consistent basis. The Highlanders could be a surprise team in this year’s playoffs.Joining Peabody, only Carrick (12-7, 10-5) and the Spartans will be legitimate challengers to Perry and Allderdice for the City League title.Guards Rasheed McKamey and Lafon Pace, as well as forward Mike Talton will lead the Raiders into the postseason, all of which have put up double-figured games throughout the season.Eight of the nine teams will be in the playoffs, with the team with the best record playing the team with the worst. Only Langley boys and Oliver girls are out.STANDINGSTeam Conf. Overall1. Perry 14-1 18-32. Allderdice 11-4 13-73. Schenley 11-4 14-84. Carrick 10-5 12-75. Peabody 8-7 9-86. Oliver 5-10 5-167. Brashear 4-11 6-158. Westinghouse 4-11 6-159. Langley 1-14 1-20GIRLSThe Allderdice girls have been the dominant force in the league. With a 15-0 mark, they look to be the favorites to capture another title this year.Led by junior guards Janay Bottoms and DaJai Beasley, the Dragons have won 14 of their last 15 games.Westinghouse comes in a close second with the experience and leadership of their long-time coach, Phyllis Jones. Guard Kayla Key has been a regular double-digit scorer for the Bulldogs.Defending champs, Perry, have two the of the best players in the city in 6-foot-2 post player, Marritta Gilcrease and her teammate Latosha Fortson. All of their wins this season have come in league play.STANDINGS1. Allderdice 15-0 17-42. Westinghouse 16-2 13-53. Brashear 11-4 13-64. Perry 10-5 10-115. Schenley 7-9 7-146. Langley 6-9 10-107. Peabody 3-12 3-158. Carrick 2-13 2-159. Oliver 1-14 2-16(Malik Vincent can be reached at [email protected])last_img read more

Love of Highlands and Flowers Celebrated This Valentine’s Day

first_imgEditor’s note: John Burton and Nancy Burton’s husband Rob are cousins. By John BurtonHIGHLANDS – Valentine’s Day is an important day for many, but most definitely for a florist. This year, it’s more important than ever for Nancy Burton.Burton’s shop, In the Garden, was heavily damaged in late October by Super Storm Sandy. Since then she has been working feverishly to get everything completed for its planned Feb. 14 reopening. She is hoping to take advantage of the business that day – Valentine’s Day – tends to offer those in her line of work.The day also has a special significance for her business.Nancy Burton stands in front of her florist shop, In the Garden. She has been working to get her Highlands floral and plant studio ready to reopen on Valentine’s Day.Burton initially opened In the Garden in February 2005 – Feb. 7 to be exact – first on the corner of Bay Avenue and Miller Street. She moved the business about two years ago to its current location, 69 Waterwitch Ave. Coming back and reopening on Feb. 14, as Highlands continues coming back, resonated with Burton.“It just seemed really appropriate,” she said. “I’m kind of excited to open on Valentine’s Day, for the business and to be able to pay back some of the costs. But it’s also the nostalgia of Valentine’s Day” in relation to when she first opened.Burton, a 37-year-old lifelong Highlands resident, said she walked back into the borough after Sandy when authorities weren’t letting anyone drive in. She was worried about her borough home and her business.Her home was flooded with about 32 inches of water, keeping her and her family out of it for more than 20 days during which time they lived with friends in Atlantic Highlands. The repair work at home is continuing.Burton had prepped her business for the storm, storing equipment on upper shelves, unplugging and putting electrical devices away and not restocking the refrigerators following a couple of large event orders she completed just prior to the storm. She believed the shop should be all right if the water rose to about 3½ feet. But the water came in and rose more than 5 feet, Burton said, pointing to a marker still on the shop’s wall, put there by a Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) inspector, showing the water’s height.“I couldn’t believe my eyes. It was worse than I could have imagined,” she said of the damage caused by the storm. “It looked like a tidal wave came through the store.”She recalled how items were washed up toward the shop’s front, including her more than 7-foot tall floral refrigerators that had actually floated in the floodwater. Her front window had been smashed, as well.“Everything that wasn’t latched down got washed out with the tide,” she said.As she surveyed the damage, she stood in front of her store, “a local guy walked by and gave me a big hug and I just cried.”Since then, Burton has moved forward, forming a new partnership with her two former co-workers, Jenna Morris and Eileen Rico, and the three have been working to get the business up and running again.Burton said it will cost her about only $10,000 to get the operation back on track, thanks to the work contributions of her father, a woodworker, and a nephew’s construction business.In The Garden is a floral and plant studio where Burton and her partners specialize in weddings and other special events, garden design and maintenance.Burton said working with plants and flowers “is basically in my blood.” Both her mother and grandmothers have been avid gardeners.Burton studied at the New York Botanical Garden School of Professional Horti­culture. She had been thinking about starting her own business – another longtime dream – and opening a floral and plant studio seemed appropriate, she said.Burton, who has returned to her Highlands home with her two toddler sons and husband Rob Burton, a Highlands police officer, insisted, she is here to stay. “We were able to grow up here,” on the shore, loving all that it provided. “I want the same for my kids.”She also jokes that, given what she and her neighbors have gone through with this and previous storms, “the webbing on my feet gets a little thicker.”last_img read more

Wild, wacky weekend leads to 40-plus game suspensions

first_imgBy Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily SportsThere must have been a full moon hanging over the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League this past weekend.Why else would 16 players be suspended for a total of 44 games over three days?“I don’t know maybe it really was a full moon,” KIJHL president Bill Ohlhausen said when asked if he knew why all the line brawls. “I have to admit as the president I’m a little disappointed but maybe it’s getting close to Christmas and the players are not thinking about the rules that are in place to stop these sort of events from happening.”The craziness started when Columbia Valley’s Guillaume Glasspoole was hit with a match penalty Friday. His sentence, three games.In Fruitvale Saturday, gloves starting flying between Beaver Valley and Nelson with 2:07 remaining in the third period.The line brawl cost Hawks’ Keanan Patershuk and Arie Postmus and Blake Arcuri and Cody Abbey of the Leafs each three games for multiple fights in the same stoppage.
Game referee Jim Maniago handed out more than 145 minutes in penalties.Four Columbia Valley players and five from the Penticton Lakers were also suspended for, what else, multiple fights in the same stoppage.“The message is already out there,” Ohlhausen exclaimed. “Hockey Canada has decided any major penalty in the last 10 minutes o the game is an automatic one-game suspension.”“And multiple fights in the final 10 minutes or after the game are all things we as a league are trying to get through to the players that will not be tolerated,” Ohlhausen added. “It’s the same message the NHL is using to try to stop fighting.”Nelson coach Chris Shaw feels emotions may have started to escalate during an earlier game in Nelson between the Hawks and Leafs.Those emotions hit the boiling point during the final minutes Saturday.“It wasn’t anything that was cheap or dirty,” Shaw explained. “It was kind of a situation that happened where one player went to protect another one and then the other player went to protect his player that all turned into a line brawl.”“It’s not something that’s uncommon in the past in hockey but now a days you don’t see it happen that often,” added Shaw, part of the collateral damage from Saturday night, suspended for one game for his team being involved in four fights in the game.Abbey and Arcuri started serving their three-game suspensions Sunday, watching from the stands Nelson lose 6-5 in double-overtime. The pair is due to return January 2, 2011 in Spokane when Nelson faces the Braves. “I hope it was just a freak thing and it’s all over with now,” Ohlhausen said. “I hope it was just the players ready for the Christmas break and not thinking about the rules.”We can only hope because the next scheduled full moon is set for early January 2011, when the league begins the home stretch to the season following the Christmas [email protected]last_img read more