Graffiti on Sarsfield Bridge a ‘new low’

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Advertisement Email Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up CLLR Maurice Quinlivan is not impressed with vandals who mindlessly spray-painted graffiti on Limerick’s iconic Sarsfield Bridge.The Sinn Féin representative said he was shocked to see the name ‘Taz’ tagged in red paint on the wall of the bridge last week.He told the Limerick Post that he was very upset to see the graffiti on Sarsfield Bridge and described it as a “new low”.“Removing graffiti is time-consuming and costly for the Council. These resources could be much better spent on others services to make Limerick City a better place”, he said.“There have been many positive events, especially during the City of Culture, where graffiti and murals in designated places have worked well and contributed to the city. However, putting graffiti illegally across the city on bridges and memorials is very wrong and we all have a duty to stop this and report any we come across.“Clearly this type of anti-social behaviour is totally unacceptable and its only effect will be to make Limerick appear untidy and unpleasant, which is not the type of message that we want to send out to visitors or locals.”A spokesperson for Limerick City and County Council confirmed that it would cost between €150 and €200 to remove the graffiti from the bridge.center_img Print Twitter WhatsApp TAGSCllr Maurice QuinlivanlimerickLimerick City and County CouncilSarsfield bridgeSinn Fein Previous article3rd Killaloe Chamber Music FestivalNext articleAlcohol abuse Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsLocal NewsGraffiti on Sarsfield Bridge a ‘new low’By Alan Jacques – June 13, 2015 926 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

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Police officer shot in face at traffic stop in Michigan, manhunt underway

first_imgMichigan State Police(SAGINAW TOWNSHIP, Mich.) — A manhunt is underway in Michigan after a police officer was shot and injured at a traffic stop Tuesday, state police said.Authorities are trying to locate Joshua Michael Rosebush, 29, considered armed and dangerous, in connection with the shooting of a Saginaw Township officer, Michigan State Police officials said. Saginaw Township is located about 45 miles north of Flint.The officer was shot in the face, but managed to race back to his car to radio for help, according to ABC News Flint affiliate WJRT.The officer’s identity and condition have not been released.“Our thoughts go out to the Saginaw Township officer wounded overnight,” the Michigan State Police office in Detroit tweeted. “We are praying for a complete recovery. Hopefully, this suspect will be caught without incident or injury to anyone else.”Anyone with information is urged to call 855-MICHTIP.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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KNCHR calls for robust action to prevent suicide

first_imgAs the world commemoration of World Suicide Prevention Day, the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights is calling for more robust action against a silent pandemic that is claiming the lives of close to a million people globally each year.Noting the sacred nature of life of every human being, the commission underscores and reiterates the primacy of the respect for and protection of human rights in creating a just and more liveable country where fewer people resort to suicide as an escape from hardships.The World Health Organization estimates that 78% of global suicides occur in low and middle income countries. Furthermore, it is also the second leading cause of death among 15-29 years old globally.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153 In Kenya, 1,442 persons were reported to have committed the crime of attempted suicide between 2015 and 2018.The Kenya National Police Service annual crime reports reveal the figures for the crime of attempted suicide is higher coming second to murder in the homicide category.According to the 2020 KNBS Economic Survey, 196 cases were reported last year. The figures also reveal that the number is four times higher for men compared to women.These figures provide a conservative picture on the magnitude of suicide since only a fraction of cases are reported while an even bigger number contemplate suicide.Mental health Kenya National Commission on Human Rights is calling on authorities to deliberately address the root cause of suicide bearing in mind the high prevalence rate, which is largely as a result of mental ill health.Also Read  Govt moves to resolve land allocation dispute in East MauKenya’s Mental Health Taskforce Report revealed that mental illness accounts for 13% of the entire disease burden in Kenya.With the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic attributed to the novel Coronavirus disease, millions have been affected globally with over 14 million infections and half a million deaths as to date.This has brought about uncertainty coupled with difficult situations, including job loss and the risk of contracting the deadly virus thus posing a threat of increase in cases of mental illness.In Kenya the first Coronavirus case was reported in Nairobi by the Ministry of Health on the 12th March 2020.It was not until the government put in place precautionary measures including a curfew and lockdown (the latter having being lifted) due to an increase in the number of infections that people began feeling its effect both economically and socially.Suicide is the last resort and path of escape for individuals with unaddressed mental health needs, given the significant barriers that exist including stigma and limited access to mental health services in communities.Research has shown that structural determinants of mental ill health such as extreme poverty, lack of access to empowerment opportunities and discrimination increase the likelihood of individuals committing suicide.Also Read  Uhuru calls for rebuilding of the UN to better address emerging challengesHowever, the commission decries suicide prevention measures in Kenya noting that they have often failed to address these root causes and instead incorporated fewer effective approaches including punitive measures.Section 226 of the Penal Code, for instance, criminalizes attempted suicide, causing re-victimization of already vulnerable victims and placing those who are already socially and economically disadvantaged at even greater disadvantage.Sustainable Development Goals – SDGsThus, by working to prevent suicide, the country will be edging closer to realising Vision 2030 and sustainable development goals.Under the SDGs platform, Kenya has undertaken to reduce premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment, and promoting mental health and wellbeing by the year 2030.The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights therefore joins in calling upon the legislature to decriminalise attempted suicide through the repeal of section 226 of the Penal Code (Chapter 63, Laws of Kenya) and reiterates its previous calls for the fast-tracking of the Mental Health Amendment law.The Commission calls upon the government to adopt preventive holistic approach to addressing suicide, one that incorporates rights-based measures in addition to modern public health approaches.This will be achieved by addressing poverty, empowering disadvantaged sectors of society and tackling discrimination particularly for the most vulnerable groups which makes them high risk including but not limited to intersex children and adults, drug users and extremely poor households. In so doing, suicide rates will significantly reduce.Also Read  SRC moves to address pay disparities  Improving our healthcare facilities at the county level to detect early and address mental health disorders is key.Besides the government, every Kenyan has a role to play in preventing suicide. The centrality of community support cannot be overemphasized.Families, religious leaders, village leaders and schools all have a role to play in offering a nurturing environment conducive to prevent suicide attempts as well as appropriately responding to high-risk groups in the community; early detection and offering psychosocial interventions.These coupled with public sensitisation will help de-stigmatise suicide. The media also have an important role to play through responsible and sensitive media portrayals.The Ministry of Health in June announced that they are implementing Mental Health Policy 2015-2030 on management and treatment of addicts as well as training for healthcare workers.The policy they said will focus on substance use management, development and dissemination of information on substance use and disorder treatment protocols.It also has other elements like training of healthcare workers, service providers, Non-Governmental Organizations, community based organizations and the private sector on the prevention of substance use.Also read https://www.kbc.co.ke/mental-health-policy-treating-addicts/During this year World Suicide Prevention Day commemoration themed “Working together to prevent suicide”, the Commission is calling everyone to action to reflect on the importance of human rights and the protection of the fundamental freedoms for all.last_img read more

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Solar solution mooted for Africa’s produce wastage problem

first_img4 November 2015In developing countries, particularly in the warmer climates of Africa and Asia, 45% of food goes bad because of a lack of cold storage. It’s a specifically tough challenge for small-scale farmers transporting fresh produce from rural farms to urban markets. Food can be left in scorching heat for hours, ruining it and ultimately leading to large financial losses for both farmers and sellers.An industrial start-up company in Lagos, Nigeria, has developed a solution: solar-powered refrigeration stations.ColdHubs, founded by entrepreneur-farmer Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu, could have the potential to solve the food wastage issue and help to save the livelihoods of the over 500 million farmers in Africa, Asia and Latin America.The idea has the potential to level the playing fields for small-scale farmers against large mass-production farming, giving them a competitive edge by solving storage challenges. For South Africa, the ColdHubs idea could help fulfil some of the goals of the National Development Programme, including sustaining rural communities’ economy and contributing to food security.Using solar panels to power the refrigeration, ColdHubs is an easily assembled, modular walk-in cold room that provides effective storage and preservation for perishable foods for up to 21 days, cutting down on food wastage by 80%. Farmers can rent the units as a pay-as-you-store subscription, making it cheaper to use.Designed for use in small-scale fresh food production and at informal food markets, ColdHubs’ units provide farmers with 12cm-thick cold insulation walls, keeping the inside temperature at a constant 5 degrees Celsius.Chosen by the science ministries of United Nations member states, the ColdHubs concept is one of 14 environmentally friendly innovations from over 800 global ideas that best represent the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.Source: Celebrating Progress Africalast_img read more

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Wilmington College names Brandi Montgomery Agriculture Student Recruiter

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Brandi MontgomeryWhen Brandi (Fornshell) Montogmery joined Wilmington College’s admission staff in 2014, she was no stranger to WC, as she is an alumnus from the Class of 2013. Her recent appointment as the College’s primary recruiter of agriculture students was, in turn, especially appropriate as she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in agirculture.She returned to WC in 2014 after working two years in the agriculture industry.Adam Lohrey, director of admission, said her job experience, coupled with that gained as a former agriculture student and Student Ambassador with the Admission Office, have set up Brandi for success in her new role.“She will continue building relationships with high schools and other agriculture programs, in addition to working closely with our faculty in student recruitment and cultivating relationships within the agriculture industry,” he said.Lohrey said Montgomery will coordinate Wilmington College’s presence at the Ohio, Indiana and National FFA conventions, while also interfacing with FFA and agriculture instructors throughout Ohio and beyond.In addition, she will continue a close affiliation with the Ohio Farm Bureau as a young professional in agriculture as a delegate to the annual meeting and a member involved with local programming. At WC, she will supervise agriculture majors in the student ambassador program, lead farm tours for prospective students and their families, and take a leadership role in group visits to campus and visit program days.last_img read more

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Astros blast by Dodgers, 13-12, in 10th, lead World Series 3-2

first_imgWith two down in the 10th, Jansen hit McCann on the hand with a pitch and Springer walked.Bregman, who homered off Jansen in Saturday night’s loss, lined the next pitch over shortstop to score pinch-runner Derek Fisher, who slid home ahead of the throw from left fielder Andre Ethier.“We’re up 3-2, baby,” Bregman said.Out of nowhere, the Astros climbed out of a four-run hole against Kershaw and then erased two more deficits later in the game, tying it each time on a homer.Correa leaped and twirled after launching a two-run drive that made it 11-8 in the seventh . Much later, he hurdled the dugout railing the moment Bregman lined his winning single.Bellinger hit a three-run drive in the fifth that made it 7-4 and seemed to swing things back in the Dodgers’ favor. By the end of the mayhem on the mound, it was a mere afterthought.Each team had 14 hits, eight for extra bases, and both used seven pitchers.“Man, I’m mentally exhausted right now,” Bellinger said.Before the game, former Presidents George H.W. Bush and son George W. Bush were on the field for the first-pitch ceremony. By the end of the night, most everyone was bushed.The Astros (13) and Dodgers (9) topped the Series mark for homers , set when Barry Bonds and the Giants lost to the Angels in seven games in 2002. The Houston Astros celebrates after Alex Bregman (2) game winning single during Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. Astros won 13-12. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)HOUSTON — When the winning run finally came sliding across home plate on Alex Bregman’s single, more than five unforgettable hours after the first pitch, a frantic Carlos Correa sprinted toward his Houston Astros teammates in the middle of the diamond.Arm in the air, pure elation all over his face.ADVERTISEMENT Keuchel never got into a rhythm during the shortest home start of his All-Star career. His breaking pitches spun without much movement, and he was pulled in the fourth.The Dodgers hadn’t lost a game this year when they led by four runs. But Kershaw’s bedeviling postseason past came back to haunt him at the worst time.Kershaw was pulled after a pair of two-out walks in the bottom of the fifth. And with the crowd sensing something big, the 5-foot-6 Altuve connected off Kenta Maeda for a home run that made it 7-all.“At that point, I talked to him before getting the at-bat: ’This is your moment,’” Correa said. “And he didn’t let me down. He hit a homer and got us going.” Altuve, Correa, Yuli Gurriel, George Springer and Brian McCann homered for Houston , the highest-scoring team in the majors this season.Cody Bellinger and Yasiel Puig went deep for the Dodgers, who scored three times in the ninth to make it 12-all.“It’s hard to put into words all the twists and turns in that game,” Astros manager A.J. Hinch said.“These are just two really good teams, just throwing haymakers at each other trying to outlast each other,” he said.Silent when ace Dallas Keuchel got crushed, the orange-clad fans erupted over and over as the Astros sent balls careening all around — and out of — the park.Yet on another night of Home Run Derby in the Year of the Home Run, no lead was safe.Puig lined a two-run shot in the ninth, the record 22nd homer in a single Series, and Chris Taylor’s two-out single off Chris Devenski tied it.“I think this whole series has been an emotional roller coaster,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “It’s the two best teams playing for a championship. And these are two teams that play 27 outs.”More than that, in fact.Houston posted its second extra-inning victory of the Series, adding to its 7-6, 11-inning comeback win in a dramatic Game 2. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA MOST READ Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC PLAY LIST 01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Phoenix rookie Perkins thinks he can matchup with PBA giants Fajardo, Slaughter LATEST STORIES Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 But really, who imagined this?No wonder there’s a bright sign high above the center field wall for a popular taco place in town — it says Torchys and fit perfectly for a game where pitchers got lit up.A day earlier, Kershaw stood alone on the mound after the Dodgers’ dramatic win in Game 4, trying to get a visual for the biggest start of his career.This was definitely not how he pictured it.The three-time NL Cy Young Award winner cruised into the fourth with a 4-0 lead before things suddenly fell apart. After Correa hit an RBI double, Gurriel launched a tying, three-run drive.Kershaw whipped his head around to watch Gurriel’s drive sail, his face immediately showing shock, utter disbelief and frustration, all wrapped up in one expression before he bent over, hands on his knees.Yanked in the fifth, Kershaw trudged off with a dubious distinction — he has allowed a postseason-record eight home runs this year.“Just exactly what you expect (when you) come to the park with Keuchel and Kershaw pitching,” Hinch said.Hardly a repeat performance from the opener, when Kershaw dominated while outpitching Keuchel for a 3-1 win.Gurriel’s second homer of the Series also kept open this possibility: Imagine the scene if Major League Baseball presents Gurriel with the MVP trophy, so soon after Commissioner Rob Manfred suspended him for the first five games next year for making a racist gesture toward Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish.center_img A last indelible image from a World Series classic filled with them.Correa, Jose Altuve and the Astros kept hammering away in a wild slugfest that no one saw coming, rallying against Clayton Kershaw and rocking the Los Angeles Dodgers 13-12 in 10 thrilling innings Sunday night for a 3-2 lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I feel like I’m going to have a heart attack out there,” Correa said.In a tension-filled game of monster momentum swings at pulsating Minute Maid Park, the last one belonged to Bregman . With the packed crowd still standing well past midnight, the 23-year-old third baseman hit an RBI single with two outs off Kenley Jansen. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort “The best game ever, for sure,” Correa said.Wacky and whacky with seven home runs, this perhaps topped Toronto’s 15-14 win over the Phillies in 1993 as the craziest World Series showdown ever.Exhilaration and exhaustion, spread over 5 hours, 17 minutes.“Yeah, five-hour game, but it doesn’t matter. I can play a 10-hour game if we are going to win,” Altuve said.Now, with both bullpens worn down, the teams get a day to recover. Game 6 will be Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium, where Justin Verlander will try to clinch the Astros’ first championship and Rich Hill hopes to save Los Angeles’ season.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Church wedding serves as an inspiration for Barroca

first_imgRead Next 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Racela admits TNT failed to prepare for Barroca, Melton For the past five games, Marc Barroca was quite passive in the offensive end for Magnolia.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers MOST READcenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. His only double-digit scoring game came against Phoenix in the Hotshots’ 97-91 victory and, prior to meeting TNT Saturday, was averaging a dismal 5.17 points a game.Barroca, though, stepped it up against the KaTropa, scoring a conference-high 20 points on 7-of-14 shooting as he led the Hotshots to a 91-83 win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut it wasn’t just the need to fill in for the injured Paul Lee, who suffered a left ankle sprain in the third quarter, that lit a fire under him.What made a difference is an upcoming life-changing event in his life. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “I think that was one of my motivation because I’ve been waiting for so long for a church wedding,” said Barroca, who is set have a church wedding on February 12. in Filipino at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “So I really offered this game and the Best Player award for our wedding.”Barroca, technically, is already married to his wife Ruselle but the two are yet to exchange vows in front of a minister.The point guard said he and Ruselle have been together for six years already and he took the time to prepare for their church ceremony, which would be a celebration of their anniversary.He added that it was better to have the wedding two days before Valentine’s Day because “no one might attend the ceremony.”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Video: Indiana Lost The Pinstripe Bowl On Controversial Missed FG In Overtime

first_imgIndiana and Duke players react to Indiana's missed field goal attempt.Indiana Missed FGDuke just held off Indiana 44-41 in overtime in a wild New Era Pinstripe Bowl. It was the program’s first bowl win since 1961, and it came in dramatic fashion when Indiana’s Griffin Oakes missed a 38-yard field goal by the slimmest of margins.Take a close look at the video. Oakes’ kick actually went over the upright. It was ruled no good, but while Duke players immediately began celebrating, Oakes also threw his hands up, convinced he had made the kick.To top it off, the situation isn’t reviewable, because of the fact it went over the upright. Indiana really cornered the market on heartbreaking losses this year. Tough way to end the season for the Hoosiers.last_img read more

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CMA CGM Inaugurates Its 20600 TEU Giant

first_imgCMA CGM’s 20,600 TEU-containership, CMA CGM Antoine de Saint Exupery, was inaugurated today in the Port of le Havre, France.The giant boxship is the company’s new flagship and world’s biggest containership flying the French flag. It is also the ship with the longest name in the world.The inauguration ceremony was led by the French Ministry of Economy Bruno Le Maire and French Minister of Transport Elisabeth Borne.Le CMA CGM ANTOINE DE SAINT EXUPERY est le bateau avec le plus long nom au monde, mais pas que… Suivez son inauguration sur #cmacgm #historyinthemaking pic.twitter.com/U2aLpPI7nJ— CMA CGM Group (@cmacgm) September 6, 2018 Le CMA CGM ANTOINE ANTOINE DE SAINT EXUPERY est inauguré ! #cmacgm #historyinthemaking pic.twitter.com/7aHpbnBrBs— CMA CGM Group (@cmacgm) September 6, 2018The colossal ship was delivered to CMA CGM in January this year and entered into service in February 2018 on the French Asia Line 1 (FAL 1 service), the longest sea route in the world which connects Asia to Northern Europe.The ship is 400 meter long and 59 meter wide, which means that it is longer than four football fields and bigger than The Empire State Building and the Eiffel Tower.Image Courtesy: Flickr-Kees Torn under CC BY-SA 2.0 licenseThe ship features a ballast water treatment system, Becker Twisted Fin improving the propeller’s performance, and helping reduce energy consumption, as well as a new-generation engine that reduces oil consumption by around 25% and fuel consumption for a 3% average reduction of CO2 emissions, as explained by CMA CGM.CMA CGM Antoine de Saint Exupery is one of the three 20,600 TEU-containerships ordered en bloc from Hanjin Subic in 2015. One more ship from the series, CMA CGM Louis Bleriot remains to be delivered by the end of the year.World Maritime News Staff;  Image Courtesy: Flickr-Kees Torn under CC BY-SA 2.0 licenselast_img read more

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