Limerick centre needed to tackle environmental issues #Limerick Emergency services were called to a second river incident this SaturdayA SECOND emergency incident has occurred at the River Shannon in #Limerick this Saturday afternoon involving a young woman.Shortly after 4pm, a woman in her early 20s was seen entering the water at Shannon Banks on the outskirts of the city.Two members of the public, assisted by two kayakers on the water, came to the aid and rescue of the woman. The kayakers helped the woman in the water as the alarm was raised.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Three units from Limerick City Fire and Rescue Service and emergency responders attended the scene and recovered the woman from the water with their inflatable raft.The young woman was treated at the scene by the Emergency Paramedics from the National Ambulance Service, before being brought to the University Hospital Limerick for further treatment and medical assistance.The rescue comes after the body of woman in her late 30s or 40s was recovered from the River Shannon at Clancy Strand after her remains were seen in the water shortly before lunchtime this Saturday.A member of the public saw the body and alerted the emergency services who immediately attended and recovered the woman’s body.Emergency CPR treatment was given but the woman was pronounced dead at the scene and her remains have been also taken to the University Hospital Limerick for post mortem identification.This afternoon’s rescue was the fourth alert to the river in 24 hours.Helplines in times of needSamaritans 116 123 or email [email protected] 1800 247 247 – (suicide prevention, self-harm, bereavement)Aware 1890 303 302 (depression, anxiety)Pieta House 01 601 0000 or email [email protected] – (suicide, self-harm)Teen-Line Ireland 1800 833 634 (for ages 13 to 19)Childline 1800 66 66 66 (for under 18s) Print TAGSLimerick City Fire and RescueRiver Shannon Scrap metal fire poses serious health risks Twitter Email #BREAKING Man saved from River in early morning rescue Linkedin NewsBreaking news#Limerick Kayakers help rescue woman in second river incidentBy Staff Reporter – April 16, 2016 965 Previous articleBody of female recovered from River Shannon in #LimerickNext articleSoccer: Seventh win on the bounce puts Limerick FC 10 points clear Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie The Thomond Swim proves a blazing success WhatsApp Advertisement Facebook Steve makes magical return to Electric Picnic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Golfer suffered broken leg when hit by quad bike at Rathbane Golf Club
Dying For It Joey Slotnick will lead the American premiere of Dying For It. The Moira Buffini play, adapted from Nikolai Erdman’s The Suicide, will also feature an ensemble cast including Mia Barron, Ben Beckley, Nathan Dame, Patch Darragh, Clea Lewis, Peter Maloney Andrew Mayer, Mary Beth Peil, Jeanine Serralles, Robert Stanton and C.J. Wilson. The Atlantic Theater Company production will begin off-Broadway performances on December 11 at the Linda Gross Theater, where it will run through January 18, 2015. Opening night is set for January 8. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 18, 2015 Directed by Neil Pepe, Dying For It follows Semyon (Slotnick), a man down on his luck, married to a nag (Serralles), and out of options. When he decides to throw in the towel and kill himself, a deluge of sympathetic visitors descends upon him, determined to make him a martyr for their many causes. The play satirizes the hypocrisy and illogic of Soviet life and was banned by Stalin before ever hitting the stage. Slotnick appeared on Broadway in The Big Knife; his additional off-Broadway and regional stage credits include Happy Hour, The New York Idea, Offices, Almost an Evening, our Town and Animal Crackers. Barron recently appeared off-Broadway in Domesticated and was previously seen on Broadway in The Coast of Utopia and QED. Beckley’s stage credits include Peter and the Starcatcher and Goldor $ Mythyka. Dame has served as music director and music supervisor for various regional theaters and off-Broadway, including productions at Berkshire Theatre Group, Geva Theatre and Playwrights Horizons. Darragh returns to the Atlantic after starring in the world premiere of The Jammer; he also appeared on Broadway in Our Town. Lewis also returns to the Atlantic, following Writer’s Block; her additional credits include Broadway’s Absurd Person Singular. Mayer recently appeared in The 12 – A New Rock Musical at Signature Theater. Maloney is a member of the Atlantic Theater, having performed in 21 plays with the company. Peil, a Broadway alum, is also an Atlantic Theater Company member; her credits there include The Threepenny Opera and Harper Regan. Serralles has appeared off-Broadway in the Atlantic’s The Jammer, as well as The Muscles in Our Toes and Paris Commune. Robert Stanton’s Broadway credits include A Free Man of Color, Mary Stuart and The Coast of Utopia. Wilson, who appeared on Broadway with Slotnick in The Big Knige, returns to the Atlantic after appeared in Our New Girl, Offices and The Voysey Inheritance. Dying For It will feature scenic design by Walt Spangler, costumes by Suttirat Larlarb and Moria Clinton, lighting design by David Weiner, sound design by Ben Truppin-Brown and original music by Josh Schmidt. View Comments
2017 was a huge year for esports with immense progress made across the board, from sponsorships and investments to mammoth-prize money and increased mainstream coverage. The foundations have been firmly laid for continued growth throughout 2018. With that in mind, here are our New Year’s resolutions for esports going in to the New Year.Improve professionalism in a youth-dominated marketA lack of professionalism has been a long-standing issue in esports – often a problem when granting young people anonymity on the internet. However, following the steps taken in recent years to evolve esports into a viable and respectable industry, it is about time this issue is tackled head on.There were plenty of examples of poor professional conduct in 2017 alone. We saw; players cheating in online tournaments, being intoxicated at major events, and even stage hosts being disrespectful to competitors. Not only does this show esports in a poor light to newcomers, it also gives the wrong idea as to the kind of conduct that is deemed acceptable in an industry that many already have negative preconceived notions of, as well as disappointing existing fans.There is, of course, the recent swatting case that took place in Kansas which saw an innocent man lose his life over a $2 Call of Duty wager match. The case made international news and again reflects poorly on the esports community. The industry most definitely doesn’t need added stigma in the mainstream press.Going in to 2018, we must seek to develop a more professional image. Players should start being held to the same standard of top sporting personalities, especially as the two continue to converge.Garner more mainstream media coverageSamsung Galaxy versus SK Telecom T1 at the 2016 World Championship – Finals at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California, USA on 29 October 2016. Credit Riot GamesAlongside the industry growth, esports has started to have more of an impact on the mainstream over the last year. We’ve seen the UK’s largest national newspaper, the Daily Mail, hire their first full-time esports journalists. BBC Three provided weekly coverage for the Gfinity Elite Series and U.S. television channel TBS broadcast multiple ELEAGUE events, including titles such as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Injustice 2.This is a solid start, but there remains plenty of room for growth in this area. With the way esports is going, mainstream media outlets would be foolish to ignore it much longer and the extra exposure would only further endorse esports and enhance its appeal to some of the major sponsors and investors considering getting involved.That being said, many outlets have tried to create content around esports and not had much success. GQ recently published an article subtly scoffing at esports and professional gamers, as well as the BBC ending a solid piece of coverage with questionable remarks about the players they had just interviewed. That said, coverage has generally improved in recent years, exemplified by the work being done by BBC Three, TBS and Daily Mail.With NBA teams such as the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors making their moves into esports, as well as investments from the likes of Jennifer Lopez and major American sports entrepreneur Stan Kroenke, it makes sense that esports will continue to converge with the mainstream but it requires a unified effort to further legitimise esports to those on the outside.Improved communications between organisations and mediaThis links very closely with the previous point, but is just as important in itself. Often, teams make major decisions, such as agreements with notable sponsors, but lack PR representation to share the news. This, in turn, weakens the reach and value of any commercial deals or announcements. Having representative agencies or in-house PR staff to create and share press releases with the relevant outlets could have huge benefits in introducing teams or players to a wider audience.Some of the larger organisations are now doing this, and so this may be something that comes as a result of a general development in stability for teams across the board. Regardless, it should certainly be high up on the agenda of any organisation who wishes to make a real splash in esports in the long term.Better esports education from a UK perspectiveSchoolchildren learning about esports Credit: British Esports AssociationAs esports continues to grow, so too does the number of people wanting to get involved in an industry that seems very selective from the outside. In 2017, we saw steps being made towards providing a better education of esports to people from a variety of backgrounds. Staffordshire University introduced their esports degree, set to start this year, and the University of Leicester partnered with ESL UK to “provide students with valuable insights into esports business”.Further down the scale, the British Esports Association ran a fantastic scheme, bringing an esports after-school club to Maida Vale library, for local schoolchildren between the ages of 10-13. Here, children could try their hand at playing Rocket League as well as casting, and were able to listen to talks from British Esports Association volunteers. More recently there has been good work done by the team over at XIII Esports, again with a focus on grassroots in the UK.The UK continues to lag behind in many major esports titles and education is imperative to break the perceived social stigma around esports and video games. In areas where esports education is more prevalent, such as South Korea and Scandinavia, esports has become highly respected and understood on a wider scale.It cannot be stated quite how far esports has come in the last year alone, but should the aforementioned be fulfilled, the sky really is the limit. Some of the biggest names and brands in the world have invested in esports and should we make smart decisions, esports will continue to flourish.