Woman rescued from River Shannon in Limerick

first_imgLocal backlash over Aer Lingus threat woman rescued from Shannon River A woman has been rescued from the River Shannon by Gardaí and firefighters in Limerick City. Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites TAGSLimerick City and CountyNews Advertisement “She was taken from the water alive which is always a great result,” said a reliable source. Print WhatsApp Twitter NewsHealthWoman rescued from River Shannon in LimerickBy David Raleigh – April 17, 2020 4385 Linkedin TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! The woman entered the water at what is locally referred to as the Treaty Stone, near Thomond Bridge, around 3.20pm, Friday.A major rescue operation took place involving Gardaí, a boat crew of three members attached to Limerick Marine Search and Rescue Service, as well as local fire service personnel.According to a reliable eye-witness, Gardaí threw the woman a lifebuoy, before she was recovered from the water by a swift water rescue technician boat crew attached to Limerick City and County Fire and Rescue Service.Another reliable source said the woman was transferred to St Michaels Boat Club slipway and handed over to HSE paramedics.The woman was transferred by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick where her condition is believed to be stable. Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Limerick on Covid watch list RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Email Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Previous articleLimerick Post Show | 17 April, 2020Next articleGardaí investigating multi-vehicle collision near Clare-Limerick border David Raleigh last_img read more

Saint Mary’s women reflect on participating in Notre Dame Pom Squad

first_imgThe Notre Dame men’s basketball team cinches another victory. The fans are cheering, the student section goes wild and the band belts out a song of success. On and off the court, people wrap their arms around one another and begin to sway in anticipation of singing the alma mater.This celebratory gathering is tradition, as is having performances by the Notre Dame Pom Squad. Singing the alma mater is one of Saint Mary’s sophomore Claire Holman’s favorite things about being on the Notre Dame Pom Squad, she said.“We get to stand in front of everyone, and it’s having the whole team behind us and the student section in front of us,” Holman said. “Everyone’s there. The band’s there and cheer’s next to us. It’s a cool feeling, everyone coming together and singing those words. That’s a little part of it, but I love that.”Though the team is based at Notre Dame, it has members from both Saint Mary’s and Notre Dame. The Pom Squad performs at men’s basketball home games, football pep rallies and other community events, Holman said.Senior Hannah Hoody said in an email friends and family members encouraged her to try out for the team, and has been a member for three years.“This opportunity is a privilege since we are a student-run club who is allowed the chance to perform and cheer on the Irish during sporting events,” she said. “It is also an opportunity to continue dancing throughout college. It’s also an amazing opportunity to make new friends and become close with your team members allowing you to form friendships that last forever.”It is these friendships that make being on the team exciting senior Becca Gunter said. Even though this is Gunter’s first year on the team, she said she has already made lasting friendships through the squad.“(My favorite thing about the team) is how close all of us are,” Gunter said. “There’s 11 of us, and we’re having practice three or four times a week and dancing at all of the games together. We all are doing what we love, and we’re getting to do it together.”Holman said it was through another friendship that she heard about the Pom Squad. After hearing about the team, she said she knew it was a team she wanted to be part of.“I first knew about it from my friend in high school who’s on it,” Holman said. “I was on dance team in high school with her, and I loved it so much. I loved the idea of a team and everything. When I knew they had something like that at Notre Dame that let Saint Mary’s girls be on it, I was like, ‘I need to be on this team.’”Holman said she has made lasting relationships through the team and encourages anyone who is thinking about trying out this semester to do so.“It’s seriously one of the best teams I’ve ever been on,” she said. “It is a lot, but practice, going to it, it doesn’t feel like a practice. It feels like all of us hanging out, doing what we love. It’s so fun. I love it so much. Anyone really should try out for it. Poms is the best.”Tags: Dance, nd pom squad, Notre Dame, Pom Squad, poms, Saint Mary’s dance teamlast_img read more

Has President Trump Been Tested for COVID-19?

first_imgThe White House has stated that President Donald Trump doesn’t need a coronavirus test, despite several members of his political circle self-quarantining after they came into contact with a man later diagnosed with the disease.They include Florida GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz, who rode in “The Beast” limousine with Trump in the Sunshine State on Monday, before climbing up the steps of Air Force One behind the President. Incoming White House chief of staff Mark Meadows is also staying home until Wednesday despite his test coming back negative.Another Trump friend, Rep. Doug Collins, a Georgia Republican, was pictured shaking hands with the President on Friday.Revelations that the disease was only one step removed from the President himself underlined how its advance could put any American at risk and are unlikely to quell public anxiety.They also underscore the elevated risk to politicians whose work necessarily brings them into contact with large numbers of people, especially in the heat of a general election year.The drama is focusing attention on the fact that the three men left vying for the White House are all in their mid-to-late 70s, a group with a high set of risk factors for coronavirus complications.Several members of Congress are self-quarantined after attending last week’s C-PAC conference – including Florida Congress man who came in close contact with President Trump. Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz flew to Washington with the President aboard Air Force one and rode with the President in his car. The Vice President Mike Pence told reporters that he has not been tested.Pence not testedThe White House has not said if the President has been tested nor did they address the testing of any staff or close advisors to the President.ABC News is reporting that the President had not been tested for COVID-19.President Trump may have been exposed to the virus when he went to the political conference, CPAC as did the Vice President went to CPAC. The ABC correspondent reported, “They’re like two degrees removed from this person that tested positive, and now it feels like it’s getting even closer to the President because of Matt Gaetz being on his plane yesterday.”The issue of Trump’s health coincided with an alarming day as the number of infected Americans rose above 700, hard-hit Italy went into total lockdown and Wall Street stocks crashed to their worst day since the Great Recession amid widening fears that the crisis could tip the economy into a recession. The Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday asked all personnel based at its headquarters to work from home due to an employee who may have the virus, becoming the first federal agency to ask its Washington employees to stay home.Top White House officials tried to dispense calm amid rising panic, promising significant measures to stimulate the economy and pointing out that the risk to most Americans remained low.last_img read more