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

Press Freedom Bill For Student Journalists Advances

first_imgJanuary 25, 2018  By Erica IrishTheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Anu Nattam, editor-in-chief of Plainfield High School’s news magazine, told the House Education Committee Thursday that her staff, for the first time in 20 years, is facing censorship by the school’s administration.After publishing the first issue of the year, “Plainfield High School’s Dating Survival Guide,” Nattam said there was immediate and unexpected negativity from school leaders.The current name of the publication — The Shakeout — was not chosen by the staff. After their first issue in October, their principal noted that its original name — The Shakedown — had mafia connotations. He soon ordered them to find a new title.“So far, they’ve made pretty minor changes,” Nattam said. “But it’s going to be like a snowball effect. If they’re changing this now, what are they going to change later?”Though Nattam does not plan on becoming a professional journalist, she said her work still deserves the necessary freedom to capture the truth in student life.That is why she and dozens of students from Indiana high schools traveled to the Statehouse Thursday to hear and testify on House Bill 1016, authored by Rep. Ed Clere, R-New Albany.HB 1016, which passed out of the committee by a 9-2 vote, would require administrators and student media advisers to set guidelines for student journalists and their publications.“This legislation leaves school officials with a high level of control. School officials hire the teachers and make the rules,” Clere said. “All this does is help ensure when students and teachers play by the rules, the important speech will not be censored just because it makes government officials uncomfortable because of the information or topics presented.”Clere said student journalists have a special importance to a school community in that they can capture the truth in the experiences of their peers.In The Shakeout‘s first issue, Nattam said some of these important issues included LGBTQ+ interests, dating violence and how to find a lasting relationship.“There was really nothing unlawful in that issue,” Nattam said. “But, because a school board member felt uncomfortable about it, now we are under prior review and have to show everything we publish to administrators, people who have no experience in journalism.”Plainfield Community Schools declined to comment on Nattam’s testimony.Rep. Jim Lucas, R-Seymour, told Nattam to be proud of defending her constitutional rights.Rep. Edward Clere, R-New Albany, listens to testimony on House Bill 1016, which he authored. Photo by Eddie Drews, TheStatehouseFile.com“I take it the reason you’re up here is that you’re upset your constitutional rights are being infringed,” Lucas said. “It’s good to see you and so many people up here fighting for your constitutional rights.”Dr. J.T. Coopman, executive director of the Indiana Association of Public Schools, offered a different perspective.“School-sponsored publications are a public relations tool, but without the guidance and oversight from the administration, a school-sponsored publication can become a public relations nightmare,” Coopman said.Lisa Tanselle, general counsel for the Indiana School Boards Association, echoed claims made by other organizations, saying a student’s rights should be limited because there are “alternative avenues” for voicing concerns to an administration, such as through social media.“We are talking about a balancing act,” Tanselle said. “No right is pure. The court has already struck that balance between the right of a student and the right of a school administrator.”Of the school representatives who testified, some said there is a harmonious relationship between administrators and student media in their schools.David Clark, the principal of Columbus North High School, said journalism programs can only thrive with a trusting administration.“Everyone believes that students should be responsible, so let’s create an environment where they can learn to do just that. Shouldn’t we proactively educate by creating an environment of thoughtfulness and trust? It works,” he said.Students of Plainfield High School students are among the many who turned out for HB 1016. Photo by Claire Castillo TheStatehouseFile.comThough only two members voted against HB 1016, several who voted yes raised concerns.Rep. Sheila Klinker, D-Lafayette, and Rep. Jack Jordan, R-Bremen, both said they wanted to see more clarification in the bill’s language. Klinker proposed amending the bill to gain more support from administrators currently in opposition to HB 1016.Rep. Woody Burton, R-Whiteland, and Rep. Tony Cook, R-Cicero, voted no.While Cook voted yes on last year’s version of the bill, he changed his vote this session after saying HB 1016 does not do enough to unite administrators and student media.Last session, the bill’s predecessor passed in both the House Education Committee and in the House. It later died in the Senate.Clere said that HB 1016 is especially relevant this session. The Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier decision turns 30 this month, signaling a decades-long run for the landmark case that put high school journalism under a different set of rules.For Clare, the consequences of the Hazelwood decision deprive student journalists of a rigorous, real-world environment.“The stronger the censorship, the weaker the education,” Clere said.FOOTNOTE: Erica Irish is a reporter for TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Roosevelt Shooting Leaves Man Wounded

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A man was shot and wounded in Roosevelt on Tuesday evening and the shooter remains at large, Nassau County police said.The 20-year-old victim was shot in the abdomen by a gunman at the corner of Charles Street and Debevoise Avenue at 7:24 p.m., police said.A black vehicle with dark tinted windows was seen fleeing the scene eastbound on Debevoise Avenue toward Nassau Road.The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he was admitted for treatment and is listed in stable condition.Police neither made any arrests nor released a description of the suspect.First Squad detectives request anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.last_img read more

Lady Cardinals Battle Lady Chargers On The Court

first_imgThe 7th and 8th Grade St. Louis Lady Cards hosted the North Decatur Chargers. While unable to pull away a win they were two very good games.The 7th Grade Lady Cards had a final score of 36-17. At the half we pulled back from 6-11 to 11-13. We got in a bit of foul trouble leading us to have to play more cautious the second half which in return drew their lead from us.The Lady Cards hustled and worked very hard. Scoring for the Lady Cards were Megan Bauer with 8pts, Ella Smith with 6pts, and Megan Raab with 3pts. Summer Ratcliffe, Anna Wanstrath, and Alys Cochran were doing a great job hustling for the ball to get a steal or rebound. Nice job ladies.The 8th Grade Lady Cards had a final score of 22-21. This was such a great game to watch and coach. While we may not have come out with the win there were many things that led up to the final score.Scoring for SLS were Emma Weberding with 8pts, Ava Allen with 6pts, Kate Voegele with 4pts, Aylssa Wanstrath with 2pts, and Lilly Wonnell with 1pts. We did a great job of shooting free throws and hustling. We did a great job pressing, breaking a press, and running our defense and offense. Heads held high because a lot was done right but out of our control.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Erin Trenkamp.last_img read more

Rose Marie Koch

first_imgRose Marie Koch 81 of Milan, Indiana passed away on April 9, 2020 at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio due to COVID-19.  Rose was born June 7, 1938 in Cincinnati, the daughter of Harry and Helen (Fiefaus) Feldman. She married Kenneth Koch on April 23, 1966.Rose was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her family and camping at Indian Lakes. She was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Sunman.Rose is survived by her loving husband of almost 54 years Ken; daughters, Barb Houston and Sherry (Tom) Colvin; sons, Russ (Jackie) Koch, Doug (Tammy) Koch and Jeff Koch; grandchildren, C.J Spurlock, Rich Spurlock, Nicole Spurlock, Doug Koch Jr. and Chris Koch; great grandchildren, William and Johnny Hatton and Liam Spurlock; brother, Don Feldman and sister, Kathy Case along with many nieces and nephews.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Richard Feldman.There will be no services.Memorials may be made to the family c/o the funeral home and mailed to Meyers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 202, Batesville, IN 47006.We also encourage you to leave a message at www.meyersfuneralhomes.com on Rose’s obituary page for the family in the online guestbook or send a card to using the link on the page.last_img read more

Fantasy Injury Updates: A.J. Green, Stefon Diggs, Sammy Watkins, affecting Week 13 start ’em, sit ’em calls

first_imgMORE WEEK 13 DFS: Values | Stacks | Lineup BuilderKeke Coutee injury newsCoutee once again aggravated a hamstring injury that has bothered him all season last week against the Titans. However, according to Aaron Reiss of The Athletic, Texans head coach Bill O’Brien said that Coutee was “trending toward” being able to playing against the Browns in Week 13. That’s a good sign for his availability, but it’s still tough to recommend trusting him.At this point in the season, Coutee just hasn’t been able to stay on the field because of his consistent issues with his hamstring. He still has upside as a WR3 — and maybe even better in PPR formats — but if you have a healthier option, it may be best to avoid using Coutee until we see him closer to 100 percent. Week 13 Rankings:Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | D/ST | KickerIs A.J. Green playing Week 13?While there was some hope that Green could return to action last week, it looks almost certain that he will suit up this week. According to Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com, Green participated in practice on Wednesday and said that he was “back to play.” That means that Green should be active for the first time since hurting his toe in Week 8.The return of Green will push Tyler Boyd back to his normal role as the No. 2 receiver, and frankly, that should afford the passing attack a chance to succeed with John Ross establishing himself as the No. 3 receiver. In fantasy terms, both Green and Boyd can be started moving forward, though a tougher matchup against the Broncos in Week 13 will put a damper on their respective potentials — especially with Jeff Driskel at QB. For more on their standings this week, check out our Week 13 fantasy WR rankings.WEEK 13 DFS CASH LINEUPS: Yahoo | FanDuel | DraftKingsStefon Diggs injury updateUPDATE: Diggs sat out of Thursday’s practice as well. He will need to get on the field in some capacity on Friday to have a realistic chance of playing this week against the Patriots.According to the Vikings official injury report, Diggs missed practice on Wednesday with a knee injury. He didn’t show any signs of an injury against the Packers last Sunday night, so it’s possible that Diggs could just have a day off as maintenance. That does happen quite a bit at this point in the season, but Diggs’ status should still be monitored, just in case he did suffer an injury that flew under the radar.We’re still expecting Diggs to play this week, as the Vikings are in a race for a playoff berth in the NFC and have a tough matchup against the Patriots. For that reason, he’ll remain in our WR rankings for Week 13.WEEK 13 DFS GPP LINEUPS: Yahoo | FanDuel | DraftKingsIs Sammy Watkins playing Week 13?UPDATE: Watkins missed practice again on Thursday. His chances of playing against the Raiders aren’t look good as a result.According to Nate Taylor of The Athletic, Watkins sat out practice on Wednesday with a right foot injury. This is a discouraging development, as Watkins was expected to be closer to full strength after having a bye week to rest his troublesome foot. Perhaps this is just extra maintenance and the team is playing it safe, but it’s still a bit disappointing not to see him back on the field.Watkins’ status for Week 13 will depend on whether or not he can get on the field later in the week. If he can’t, Chris Conley will be elevated instantly to WR3/FLEX territory in an easy matchup against the Raiders. Definitely consider adding Conley as a streamer if Watkins’ outlook doesn’t improve in the coming days.WEEK 13 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver |  Tight endDoug Baldwin injury newsBaldwin missed Seahawks practice on Wednesday with a groin issue that has been plaguing him for the past couple of weeks. Despite the non-participant status on Wednesday, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reported that Seattle head coach Pete Carroll said Baldwin “feels really good.” So, in all likelihood, Wednesday was a planned rest day for the nicked-up veteran.If Baldwin’s status does regress at any point in the week, we’ll have an update for you. But for now, it seems that he is on track to take on the 49ers in Week 13 in what should be a solid matchup for the veteran receiver. MORE WEEK 13: Waiver wire pickups | RB handcuff chartDevin Funchess injury updateAfter missing practice on Wednesday, Funchess returned to practice for the Panthers on Thursday, according to Max Henson of Panthers.com. That’s an improvement for Funchess after he missed all of last week with a back injury. So, it’s looking like he will have at least a chance to play on Sunday against the Bucs.If Funchess can get on the field, he will have a chance to take advantage of a good matchup against the Buccaneers, who have struggled to cover receivers in recent weeks. Of course, it’s possible that Funchess will remain the No. 2 receiver for the Panthers, as D.J. Moore appears to be the top dog in Carolina now, but even still, Funchess should produce WR3 numbers in a favorable matchup. Is A.J. Green playing in Week 13? What about Sammy Watkins? And what’s going on with Stefon Diggs and Doug Baldwin? They both missed practices this week and may be questionable for games this week. There are a lot of injuries at the WR position that will have an impact on fantasy football rankings and start ’em, sit ’em decisions in Week 13, so fantasy owners will have to check for updates and understand the full extent of all these maladies.We’ll continue to provide updates on the latest injury news until this weekend’s kickoffs. For more on banged-up RBs like Melvin Gordon, Kerryon Johnson, Gus Edwards and more, go here; and for more on injured TEs and QBs, including Evan Engram and Mitchell Trubisky, check here. Follow us on Twitter (@SN_Fantasy) for more updates and fantasy football advice.last_img read more