Hoax calls and bonfires in chaotic night for Limerick Fire service

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Linkedin Email Twitter Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Crews dealt with hoax calls and 17 bonfires in Limerick on Monday nightUNDER fire from rocks, responding to hoax river rescue calls and hoax domestic house fires, Limerick City fire fighters put down one of the busiest nights of the year on May Eve as crews also dealt with up 17 bonfires.With bonfires a tradition on May Eve, firefighters and emergency responders had expected crews to be busy.However, by 6.30pm on Monday night, crews were responding to hoax rescue calls, the first at the River Shannon where a woman was falsely reported as having entered the water.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Limerick City Fire SwiftWater Technician Rescue Crews we’re alerted to ther report of a woman in the river at Thomond Bridge.Arriving within minutes of the call, firefighters including the Rescue Boat FireSwift carried out a thorough search and deemed the call to be a hoax.Gardai and emergency paramedics with the National Ambulance Service also attended with Limerick Marine Search and Rescue also on alert.During the course of the night, fire crews attended 17 bonfires and while the majority of were monitored and being properly supervised, crews extinguished three due to safety concerns.However, as the night wore on, firefighters also came under fire from youths throwing rocks and stones on Crecora Ave while the attended a bonfire.While the Fire Appliance was hit several times, no injuries or major damage occurred.A short time later, firefighters were attacked for a second time while attending a bonfire in Watergate. There were no injuries but the Fire Appliance was again damaged. Gardai responded to the incident.Hoax calls were also made to the Fire Service alerting them to a supposed domestic fire in Roundwood Estate and while attending this, another hoax call was made to a domestic fire in Fedamore.After attending both alerts, it was deemed that these calls were hoax and the caller’s details were passed to Gardai.Fianna Fail general election candidate Cllr James Collins has called for prison sentences for those who attack frontline emergency responders such as ambulance crew, fire and rescue staff, or gardai,“We are frequently hearing of ambulance crews also being harassed when they attend in certain parts of the city. We have to put in place deterrents to protect emergency responders who are after all, putting their personal safety at risk in order to help others.“Fianna Fáil previously introduced legislation to ensure that all those working on the frontline are protected and that those convicted of a serious attack on an emergency worker would receive a minimum five year prison term.“Regrettably the Fine Gael led Government failed to support this key piece of legislation. Our party have now updated this Bill and will be pushing the Government once again on the issue.”“These brave frontline staff are attending to emergency calls and then coming under attack with youths firing stones and other objects at them. It’s appalling and nobody should be allowed to get away with treating gardai, ambulance crew or fire brigade staff in this way.“These are the very people we ask to run towards emergencies when we are seeking to escape them. They have to be protected with stiff penalties for anyone who attacks them.”See more Limerick news herecenter_img LimerickNewsHoax calls and bonfires in chaotic night for Limerick Fire serviceBy Staff Reporter – May 1, 2018 1024 Facebook TAGSbonfireGardaíhoax callslimerickLimerick City Fire and Rescue Print Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Previous articleLimerick woman scores €33,000 on Winning StreakNext articleLimerick student to take part in the “Olympics of Programming” Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisementlast_img read more

Odds & Ends: Broadway’s Magic Men Unveiled & More

first_imgHere’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Related Shows The Illusionists Nina Arianda National Theatre’s John & Treasure Island Heading to a Movie Theater Near You Can’t get to London to see the U.K.’s National Theatre’s upcoming productions of John and Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island? Never fear, both will broadcast to movie theaters around the world. Conceived and directed by Lloyd Newson, John will air on December 9 and have many encore dates in U.S. cities. Meanwhile, Treasure Island will broadcast around the world on January 22, 2015 and again have many encore dates across America. Broadway’s Magic Men Unveiled for The Illusionists As we previously reported, The Illusionists: Witness the Impossible, will debut on Broadway this fall. The show will feature seven stimulating stars, each a master in their own field, including The Manipulator, Yu Ho-Jin; The Anti-Conjuror, Dan Sperry; The Trickster, Jeff Hobson; The Escapologist, Andrew Basso; The Inventor, Kevin James; The Warrior, Aaron Crow and The Futurist, Adam Trent. View Comments Lou Diamond Phillips to Reprise His Performance in The King and I Lou Diamond Phillips, who was Tony nominated for his role in the 1996 Great White Way revival of The King and I, will star in the musical in Australia. Deadline reports that he will replace Jason Scott Lee, who tore a calf muscle during the run in Melbourne. A new revival, headlined by Kelli O’Hara and Ken Watanabe, will bow on Broadway next spring. TV’s Frozen Finds Its Anna and Kristoff Well we now know who’ll play Frozen’s Anna and Kristoff on TV, if not on Broadway. According to TV Line, Elizabeth Lail and Scott Michael Foster have landed the roles on season four of Once Upon a Time. As previously reported, the ABC American fairy tale drama series takes place in the seaside town of Storybrooke Maine, which is populated with much loved fairy tale characters. New Cast Announced for My Big Gay Italian Wedding and Funeral My Big Gay Italian Wedding and Funeral will be welcoming some new cast members from July 5. Along with the previously announced Gabe Bowling, BJ Gruber will be playing best man Mario in Wedding and Christopher Abbott will be making his off-Broadway debut as Peter Pinnunziato in Funeral. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 3, 2016 Star Files WTF Updates for Fool for Love & Cynthia Nixon Updates from the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Sam Shepard’s Fool for Love, which now stars Sam Rockwell and Nina Arianda, will begin performances on July 23 and have scenic design by Dane Laffrey, costume design by Anita Yavich, lighting design by Justin Townsend, sound design by Ryan Rumery and fight direction by David Leong. Also added to the slate are Tony winner Cynthia Nixon and Penny Fuller, who will feature in a reading of Carey Perloff’s newest play, Kinship, on June 9.last_img read more

U.K. electricity grid goes coal-free for first month since Industrial Revolution

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Guardian:The UK’s electricity system recorded its “greenest” ever month in May after running without coal-fired electricity for a full calendar month.The National Grid, the energy system operator, said the country’s sunniest spring on record helped generate enough solar power to reduce the carbon intensity of the grid to its lowest level ever recorded. The bright and breezy weather helped wind and solar power make up about 28% of Britain’s electricity last month, narrowly behind gas-fired power generation, which made up 30% of the energy mix.Meanwhile, the record low demand for electricity during the coronavirus lockdown has left little room for the UK’s last remaining coal power plants to play a role.Since April, the UK’s electricity system has run without coal-fired power for about 54 consecutive days, which has helped the carbon intensity of the electricity grid fall to the lowest average carbon intensity on record at 143 grams of CO2 per kilowatt-hour.The record was possible, in part, because of the collapse of energy demand in the UK caused by the coronavirus lockdown and two bank holidays in a fortnight. But the chief reason was the unseasonably sunny spring weather, said Roisin Quinn, head of National Grid’s control centre.“Great Britain’s incredible coal-free run has continued throughout May, giving us the first full calendar month – 744 straight hours – of electricity generation without coal since the Industrial Revolution,” Quinn said.[Jillian Ambrose]More: UK electricity coal free for first month ever U.K. electricity grid goes coal-free for first month since Industrial Revolutionlast_img read more

Pelicans’ Anthony Brown maintains “no hard feelings” for Lakers cutting him

first_imgWalton liked hearing those words.“He’s a smart kid and a smart player. I think it means he has the right attitude,” Walton said. “It’s the truth. You can take these situations and pout and blame other people. Or you can use it to make you better and motivate you.”Brown has become set on following through on the latter. After the Erie Bayhawks of the Development League drafted him No. 1 overall, Brown averaged 29.3 points per game while shooting 55.8 percent from the field and 65 percent from 3-point range. New Orleans then signed Brown last week.“It’s faster than I thought, but I wasn’t going in with any expectations.” Brown said. “I just want to continue to gain more experience and let the game slow down for me a little bit more. I hope to get more comfortable and hopefully I can carry that into starting of the year with a training camp and making a real big impact.”Brown did not have that impact with the Lakers his rookie season, averaging four points on 31 percent shooting in 20.7 minutes through 29 appearances.“I believe in his ability, but there’s a fine line of just trying to load up as much young talent as you can and then having your young talent and veterans and mentors that can show them how to do it,” Walton said. “I put a ton of value on how much could I learn from having good vets ahead of me. It was more of that than anything. I think [Anthony’s] an NBA player and is going to make it. But a lot of NBA players have a rocky road as they figure it out. It makes them better in the long run.”Brown believes the Lakers will be better in the long run, too.“Just from watching them, they look a lot better,” Brown said. “It’s pretty much essentially the same team. But they’re playing harder and making the right pass. I like what I see out there.” NEW ORLEANS >> The life-long dream to play for his hometown team changed quickly from a reality to a memory.Anthony Brown became the last casualty of the Lakers’ roster cuts entering the 2016-17 season, leaving the former Ocean View High School standout with only a nondescript rookie season wearing his favorite purple and gold uniform. As Lakers coach Luke Walton explained his thought process on what he later considered “a really hard decision,” Brown accepted his feedback with grace.The reasons went beyond Walton telling him “he is an NBA player.” Or that Walton praised Brown’s efforts as a wing defender and averaging 3.16 points on 46.6 percent shooting in 8.3 minutes during exhibition play.After recently signing with the New Orleans Pelicans, Brown understood why the Lakers cut him. He rattled off the Lakers’ shooting guards and wing players that had received more playing time, including Jordan Clarkson, Lou Williams, Nick Young, Brandon Ingram and Luol Deng. “I think it’s the best for both,” Brown said before the Lakers (9-9) visited the New Orleans Pelicans (6-12) on Tuesday at Smoothie King Center. “I am pretty cognizant. I feel like I can compete with them. But at the same time, that’s what they wanted. It’s all good.”Walton also explained the Lakers retained Metta World Peace because they “really needed some veteran leadership.” World Peace, who helped the Lakers to an NBA title in 2010, fulfilled that role in the 2015-16 campaign. The Lakers also liked Thomas Robinson’s energy and efficiency amid limited playing time at power forward.“Sometimes you can’t have too many young pieces,” said Brown, whom the Lakers selected 34th overall out of Stanford in the 2015 NBA Draft. “You have to go a certain amount. You can’t just keep adding more youth.” Walton said “it sucks” and contended “it wasn’t fair,” his preference for a mentor (World Peace) and a dependable insurance policy at power forward (Robinson) came at Brown’s expense. Yet, Brown hardly sounded bitter.“No hard feelings,” said Brown, who has kept in touch with several of his teammates. “It is what it is.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more