Gardai seek public’s help to find missing Limerick woman

first_imgNewsGardai seek public’s help to find missing Limerick womanBy Staff Reporter – December 13, 2018 1209 Advertisement GARDAI in Limerick are seeking the assistance of the public in trying to trace the whereabouts of young Limerick woman missing from the city since Tuesday night.Rachel O’Donoghue (23) was last seen at home on Hyde Road, Prospect at 11.55pm on Tuesday night December 11.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Rachel is described as 5ft 5in tall and with black hair and green eyes.Anyone with information is asked to contact Roxboro Road Garda Station on 061 214340 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111. Linkedin Twitter Printcenter_img Facebook Previous articleGardaí will need more resources to tackle rise in city drugs tradeNext articleContract rumours part and parcel of media commentary but is there more to it? Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Emaillast_img read more

Kalama Annual Maintenance Dredging Kicks Off

first_imgImage source: Port of KalamaThe Port of Kalama in Washington officially started its annual maintenance dredging program at the TEMCO grain elevator berth on September 1. The Port board of commissioners awarded the ongoing 2019 maintenance dredging contract to Ross Island Sand and Gravel for $687,225.00, including tax.According to their official announcement, the project will remove a projected 55,000 cubic yards of material to depths between 43 to 47 feet.This maintenance dredging program ensures the draft necessary to keep cargo ships sailing smoothly at the terminal.The dredging procedure removes sand in front of the TEMCO LLC terminal and uses the clean materials to continue beach nourishment on the Port of Kalama riverfront.It is expected that this dredging program will be completed no later than September 30, 2019.last_img read more

Bulldogs And Indians Advance In Tennis Sectionals

first_imgThe Batesville Lady Bulldogs and The Milan Lady Indians advanced on in The Girls Tennis Sectionals at South Dearborn despite not getting all of their games in due to the inclement weather.The Lady Bulldogs blanked the host Lady Knights 3-0 while The Lady Indians whitewashed The Lawrenceburg Lady Tigers 3-0.Batesville and South Dearborn will finish up their two remaining events, but Milan and Lawrenceburg will not.Batesville will battle The Lady Trojans of East Central and Milan will take on The Lady Twisters of Oldenburg Academy on Friday with the winners playing for The Sectional Championships on Saturday.Submitted by the IHSAA.last_img

New law requires students to repeat third grade if they do not meet reading benchmarks

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, MICH — Parents and kids are getting reacquainted with schools around the district with class starting in just five days. Pressure is especially heavy on third grade students and parents to reach reading benchmarks.Third grade students across Michigan will be held back at the end of the school year if they’re behind a second grade reading level. Parent Involvement Coordinator for Alpena Public Schools, Lee Fitzpatrick, says he’s making it his mission to ensure that doesn’t happen.The legislation, intending to improve literacy, was initially passed in 2016, but is just starting to affect families. Fitzpatrick says,“Literacy for citizens is forever. It’s going to impact your ability to earn wages. It’s going to impact your ability to navigate your community and your everyday life. It’s going to majorly impact whether you can do biology, or math, or any other subject.”To determine if a student is ready to move onto the fourth grade, students’ reading abilities will be tested at the beginning and end of each school year.“M-STEP, which all Michigan students have to take in that grade, that’s the test that in spring of their third grade year, that they have to hit within that one year margin of the test score in order to be able to move.”The new law puts pressure on parents to spend extra time reading with their students at home. Third grade parent, Kristen Barden, is doing extra work at home to make sure her students exceed the benchmark.“As a third grade parent, it is a little difficult, because as a well-rounded student if you miss on the reading, then you might get held back, but what we just do is what’s asked of us, which is the 20 minutes a day.”Fitzpatrick says the district is also doing is doing everything possible to prepare students to move to the next level.“There’s been a lot of preparation over the last several years. We’ve done summer reading programs, we’ve tried to educate families in our communities about the importance of this law, and most importantly, put in extra support for students, K, one and two, that were not at the level that we’d like them to be at, and they’d like to be at, in order to try and bring them up as quickly as possible.”AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: alpena, APS, Literacy, Reading, reading law, third gradeContinue ReadingPrevious City of Alpena Risk Reduction Officer, Andy Marceau, selected for state fire safety boardNext Star Wars Artist Visits Bob’s Bullpen in Alpenalast_img read more

10 months agoReal Madrid home crowds now at almost 25-year low

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid home crowds now at almost 25-year lowby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid home crowds are now at an almost 25-year low.Marca says attendances at the Santiago Bernabeu are dropping with a little over 55,000 watching the game with Rayo Vallecano.It is necessary to go way back to 1994 for a match when Real Madrid has such a poor attendance.Los Blancos have finished the year with a record of 63% victories at home.In total there have been 27 games with 17 victories, five draws and five defeats. last_img

Luggage limbo Bags still missing after JFK airport woes

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Newlywed Ziad Dallal and his wife arrived home in New York, with wedding keepsakes in their bags, to find John F. Kennedy International Airport paralyzed by winter weather woes that cancelled flights, froze equipment and separated thousands of passengers from their luggage.Eleven days later, the couple on Thursday was still waiting for one of their bags, or even a clear answer on where it was. Last they heard, a local luggage delivery company had it. Or it might be in a Delta Air Lines warehouse in Atlanta.“Yes, there was a very bad weather situation, but that does not excuse anyone,” said Dallal, a comparative literature doctoral student at New York University. “This is totally unacceptable to me and to my wife and to every passenger, I believe.”The Brooklyn couple, who flew back from London after marrying in Lebanon, was awakened at 1 a.m. Friday when a deliveryman suddenly showed up with one of their bags, Dallal said. The two cancelled dinner plans Saturday after being told the second bag was coming, but it didn’t.It’s among a hundred or more bags still missing after a long weekend of dysfunction at JFK, where a Jan. 4 snowstorm and subsequent cold snap spiraled into frozen equipment, planes waiting hours for backed-up arrival gates, a burst water pipe that flooded one terminal and days of delays.The luggage in limbo is a fraction of the thousands of unclaimed bags that accumulated during the chaos. But it illuminates the magnitude of the breakdown and airlines’ limitations in handling baggage backups.The industry generally has a good record on luggage: Thanks to improvements in bag-tracking technology and processes, the rate of mishandled baggage has fallen 70 per cent since 2007, hitting a record low in 2016, according to airline technology firm SITA. But airlines aren’t prepared for an unexpected backlog that happens fast, said Robert Mann, an industry consultant and former airline executive.“When an event like this happens, there’s suddenly no physical manpower to address it,” Mann said. “They are forced back into manual procedures and not equipped to handle it.”No kidding, says Inderjit Singh Kaul. He still was waiting Thursday in Mumbai, India, for word of the bag he last saw at JFK after a Jan. 6 flight from London.He said the suitcase cleared customs at JFK, and then was re-checked when he went on to Las Vegas for a digital marketing conference.The bag didn’t get to Vegas — where Kaul missed part of the conference buying new clothes — until after he left for Mumbai Jan. 10, he said. The suitcase was apparently loaded the next day on a Paris-bound plane, supposedly to continue to Mumbai, but that’s where the trail goes cold, he said.“They should have tracked it. I don’t know what’s happening,” said Kaul, who went the Mumbai airport Thursday to inquire again about what became of his bag. “Nobody has any idea.”Atlanta-based Delta said its JFK baggage operation had cleared the backlog and sent bags out to be delivered by Jan. 10, adding that it needs accurate contact and delivery information to return luggage.It’s unclear how many bags remain unaccounted-for.An airport official said Wednesday the backlog had dwindled to about 100 bags from Air China flights; the official wasn’t authorized to discuss the issue publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. A message left with the Beijing-based airline’s JFK office was not immediately returned.But the official’s tally apparently doesn’t include bags that may have been given to delivery agencies or flown elsewhere.The airport agency, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, said in a statement Wednesday that it’s “unacceptable that international airlines lack adequate on-the-ground resources” at JFK to return bags to passengers.Under U.S. regulations and international agreements, an international passenger whose luggage was lost may be able to recoup up to $1,536. A domestic passenger might claim up to $3,500. For baggage delays, airlines may have to pay “reasonable” expenses.U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, the Democratic minority leader, spotlighted the JFK luggage lag Monday while pressing federal transportation officials to urge foreign airlines to work better with the airport’s government and private operators.The Port Authority has tapped former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to investigate all the problems that followed the snowstorm, while the Federal Aviation Administration probes whether the Port Authority fell down on clearing snow.David Elizandro, meanwhile, is finally unpacked after getting back from London early on Jan. 8.After days of calling, waiting and wondering, the banking executive said he got the first of his bags Friday. The second arrived Tuesday at his Manhattan apartment, and Delta offered him a three-figure gift card, said Elizandro, who’s logged many miles with the airline.“It wasn’t that the bag was on the other side of the world and had to be sent back,” he marveled Wednesday. “It literally took, in one case, eight days to get from JFK to the Upper West Side.”last_img read more

Intersection of 100th and 100th to be closed Tuesday morning

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John is closing the intersection of 100th Avenue and 100th Street on Tuesday Morning.The area will be closed beginning at 6:00 a.m. so city workers can do routine repairs.The city is asking residents to find alternate routes to their destination and to obey all traffic control people. There is no information on when the intersection will reopen. For the most up to date information visit the City of Fort St. John Facebook Page.last_img

Trudeau touts controversial pipeline project in speech to supporters in BC

first_img“(The project) is going to produce Canadian LNG that will supplant coal in Asia as a power source and do much for the environment,” he said.Earlier Wednesday, he told a CBC Radio program in Kamloops that the arrests were “not an ideal situation.”The federal government has been working on reconciliation but the dispute over the pipeline is “still an ongoing process,” he said.“There are a number of people and communities who are supportive, there are a number of folks who disagree with it,” he told the CBC.The RCMP enforced an injunction Monday from the B.C. Supreme Court that ordered the removal of any obstructions to the pipeline project in and around the Morice River Bridge on a remote forest service road southwest of Houston.The pipeline company says it has signed agreements with all First Nations along the route but demonstrators say Wet’suwet’en house chiefs, who are hereditary rather than elected, have not given their consent. “The challenge we have to have as Canadians is to be open to listening to people, to understand their concerns and their fears, and to work together to try and allay them,” he said.“We will always have in this country perspectives that vary widely.”Dozens of protesters on both sides of the pipeline debate gathered Wednesday outside the hotel where Trudeau spoke at the fundraiser.Protesters wearing yellow vests carried signs that read “Carbon Tax Cash Grab” and “Trudeau for Treason” while taking part in a chant opposing a United Nations pact on migration signed by Canada. Conservative critics argue it threatens Canada’s sovereignty.Keith LaRiviere, who is Cree and participated in the yellow-vest protest, said he knows some of the people involved in the pipeline blockade.He said he supports their right to protest but he believes those building the pipeline have the right to do their work.“I go to sweat lodges with some of those people so I really know them intimately, and I do support their cause. I do support their right to their land. I don’t support the aggressive way they were forced out of their position,” said LaRiviere, who travelled from Prince George.On the other side of the hotel parking lot, a group of Indigenous protesters opposed to the pipeline sang, drummed and held a banner reading “PM Trudeau: Canada needs climate action now.”Janice Billy said she supports the Wet’suwet’en because her First Nation, the Secwepemc, are also losing control of their lands.“The people … had no reason to be arrested. They are peaceful people. They were there protecting the land and water,” she said.The federal riding of Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo is held by Conservative MP Cathy McLeod and the Liberals see B.C. as a key battleground for the election in October. KAMLOOPS, B.C. _ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau touted the benefits of a liquefied natural gas project that’s at the centre of an impasse with First Nations in a speech to supporters in Kamloops, B.C., on Wednesday.RCMP arrested 14 people Monday in northwestern British Columbia over a protest against construction of a natural gas pipeline by Coastal GasLink, a key part of the $40-billion LNG Canada project.In a campaign-style speech at the Liberal fundraiser, Trudeau did not address the arrests but heralded the massive project as one of his government’s key achievements over the past year.center_img Trudeau said he would not visit the blockade site.“One of the things that is really important is to try to reduce the temperature a little bit,” he told the CBC.Trudeau was scheduled to speak at a town hall gathering later Wednesday night.He told supporters at the fundraiser that he expected to hear “strong voices” at the town hall with very clear ideas about what his government should be doing.last_img read more

Man gets 20 years in jail for sexual harassment of minor

first_imgKolkata: A city court recently convicted and awarded 20 years of rigorous imprisonment to man accused of sexually harassing a minor girl.According to police, on March 14, 2016, an elderly woman arrived at the Chetla police station and alleged that her granddaughter has been sexually harassed by one of their relatives. She said the child’s father died few months ago and her mother worked as domestic help to support the family. The elderly woman further said the mother of the minor could not take of the girl as she was busy with her work and therefore the girl lived with her in a slum in Chetla. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaAs the elderly woman was not able to keep a watch on the girl, one of their family members took the advantage of the situation and sexually harassed her for four months. The accused person also threatened the girl not to disclose the incident to anyone. If she tells anyone about him, she will be killed, he threatened her. But, as the victim was not able to bear the torture any more, she narrated the whole incident to her grandmother. Upon receiving the information, the police rushed to the place where accused person lived. He was arrested on the same day. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayDuring medical examination, it was indicated that the girl was sexually abused. Immediately, a case was initiated under sections of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. Within a month the police submitted the charge-sheet along with the medical report and substantial evidences. After a long trial, recently the concerned court convicted the accused person. Later, the accused was awarded 20 years rigorous imprisonment along with a fine of Rs 30,000. Upon failing to pay the fine amount, the convicted person will have to serve 18 more months in the prison. The court also ordered that half of the fine amount along with Rs 3 lakh as compensation will have to be paid by the state government to the victim girl.last_img read more

South African Muslims Mourn passing of Mandela

first_imgNAIROBI – The South African Muslim Network (SAMNET) says joins all South Africans in mourning over the death of Nelson Mandela, an icon in South Africa and across the globe in a press release on Friday.On behalf of South African Muslims SAMNET extended condolences to Mandela’s family, the African National Congress and South Africans at large.Mandela, known by his clan name as Madiba by locals, left a legacy second to none in the annals of South African history and although his unshakeable passion to eradicate injustice brought him and his family much strife and suffering, he remained steadfast in championing in the cause of the poor, powerless and down-trodden, said SAMNET Chairperson Dr. Faisal Suliman in a statement. “To him justice and equality were indivisible and had to be relentlessly pursued irrespective of race, colour or creed and without fear or favour. Remarkably, he never deviated from the consistent, principled response to injustice and inhumanity throughout his life even when it was politically “incorrect”” read the statement.Dr. Faisal said the best tribute paid to Madiba would be to emulate many of the principles he stood for, to speak truth to power and to continue to build on his legacy of non- racism and equality for all.last_img read more