Rail commuter feedback sought on service changes

Posted On Jun 4 2021 by

first_imgPrint Previous articleGlam up this party season at Born ClothingNext articleMunster announce partnership with Life Style Sports admin NewsLocal NewsRail commuter feedback sought on service changesBy admin – December 17, 2012 570 Facebook WhatsApp Advertisementcenter_img @IrishRail – IARNROD Eireann is inviting its customers to provide feedback on proposed changes to its inter-city and regional services following the publication of a draft timetable for 2013.The proposed changes to the rail timetable will see faster journey times on inter-city routes and improved connections on regional routes, but several routes are set to be scrapped because of low demand. The Dublin-Limerick route is expected to improve by up to 17 minutes, although the 13:40 train from Heuston Station will no longer operate.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up There will be a reduction in the Limerick-Galway route of one service in each direction while passengers coming to and from Nenagh are also set to be affected, with the 05:05 train to Dublin via Nenagh due to be discontinued, as well as evening trains to and from Ballybrophy via Nenagh.The Limerick Junction-Waterford route will be reduced by one service in either direction.Commuters can provide feedback on the proposed timetable changes through the Iarnrod Eireann website. Linkedin Email Twitterlast_img read more


Father of toddler killed in Union City fire charged

Posted On May 2 2021 by

first_imgThe Prosecutor’s Office did not elaborate on Thursday. × UNION CITY — The Office of the Hudson County prosecutor charged Eddie Gonzalez Sr., the father of 1-year-old Eddie Gonzalez Jr.,who perished in the four-alarm Union City fire March 4, according to a press release Thursday. Gonzalez, 26, along with Edwin Diaz, 20, was charged with one count of Causing Widespread Damage, a third-degree crime, and one count of Creating a Risk of Widespread Injury or Damage, a fourth-degree crime. If convicted of the third-degree crime, both defendants face up to five years behind bars. The office also revealed that “the origin of the fire was the rear room in Apt. 2L” at 1404 Summit Avenue, where Gonzalez lived with Eddie Jr. and Aaliyah Mercado, the boy’s mother. A five-month old sibling to Eddie Jr. was also present.The prosecutor’s office did not elaborate on why the two men were charged or how they may have been involved in the fire. Mercado managed to escape through the building’s fire escape with the 5-month-old baby. Responding officers found Eddie Sr. at the top of the fire escape. But Eddie Sr. could not reach the boy, who perished in the blaze. Gonzalez and Mercado were treated at different hospitals after the fire, then released. Eddie Jr. is the lone casualty in the incident, which displaced over 80 people. High winds caused it to quickly spread as far as Sts. Joseph and Michael Church at 1413 Central Ave. In total, eight residential buildings and 20 apartments were damaged by the fire.“The investigation into the Eddie’s death is far from over,” said Prosecutor Esther Suarez. “Our continuing investigation will now focus on trying to ascertain the events which led to his death.”Gonzalez and Diaz are set to appear in Central Judicial Processing Court in Jersey City Apr. 6.last_img read more


Former Venezuelan President Carlos Andrés Pérez Dies

Posted On Dec 20 2020 by

first_img Former Venezuelan president Carlos Andrés Pérez, who survived two coups d’état but left office before the end of his term after being convicted on corruption charges, died in the United States on Saturday, 25 December, of a heart attack at the age of eighty-eight, family members said. Pérez, who governed Venezuela from 1974 to 1979 and from 1989 to 1993, suffered a stroke that left him partially incapacitated in 2003. “With deep sorrow, we communicate the death of our loved one, Carlos Andrés Pérez, who died today (Saturday) in the city of Miami,” a statement released by his family said. The former president, known as “El Gocho” – as Venezuelans from the Andean region are called -, had been out of the country since 1999. Before taking up residence in the United States, he lived in the Dominican Republic, from which he was unsuccessfully sought for extradition. Pérez is the only sitting Venezuelan president to have been removed from office by judicial action and the first in the region to be convicted on corruption charges. The current mayor of Caracas, Antonio Ledezma, a former party comrade of Pérez, lamented his death and referred to him as “a democratic fighter through and through, a man determined to defend his ideas.” By Dialogo December 28, 2010last_img read more


Regal make it two in two!

Posted On Sep 18 2020 by

first_img…cart off PM T20 Softball Cup Legends and Masters titlesBy Frederick HalleyIT was billed as a grudge match and the battle of the two top teams in the Over-45 category of this year’s Prime Minister T20 Softball Cup. In the end, it turned out to be a damp squib as defending champions Regal Masters made light work of Mike’s Wellman in yesterday’s final, played at the Everest Cricket Club ground, Camp Road, Georgetown.Watched by hundreds of spectators on a brilliant day for cricket, Mike’s Wellman were skittled for a disappointing 83 in 19.5 overs. Regal Masters, through a fine 51 from the consistent Ramesh Deonarine, raced to the required target off 13.1 overs, winning their third consecutive title in the process. Yesterday’s victory followed a similar win over Wellman last year in a much closer final.Regal Masters with acting Prime Minister Khemraj Ramjattan.Regal Masters lost opener Yuniss Usuff for one in the second over with only eight runs on the board. However, any hopes Wellman had of defending a small total were dashed by Deonarine and Khemchandra Dindial who added 74 for the second wicket before the former departed with just eight needed for victory.The left-handed Deonarine’s knock included four fours and two sixes while Dindial was undefeated on 22 (two fours) when victory was achieved. Clyde Canterbury took one for 12 from three overs and Greg DeFranka one for 22 from four.Asked to take first strike, Mike’s Wellman’s innings never got going as wickets fell at regular intervals while the run rate was also stagnant. Opener Lloyd Ruplall (23), Nandram Samlall 19) and skipper Wayne Jones (14) were the only players to reach double figures as Lawrie Singh bowled brilliantly to finish with three for 11. He received great support from Bobby Parasnauth (three for 12) and Dindial three for 17.Deonarine was adjudged man-of-the-match and also copped the Most Valuable Player award for the Over-45 category. His winnings included a 32-inch television, a trophy and $10,000.Regal Masters took home the grand prize of $500,000 and the winner’s trophy while runners-up Wellman received $100 000 and a trophy. Players from both teams were also recipients of medals.In the Legends Over-50 final, played earlier in the morning, an emphatic opening partnership of 126 by Veerapen Moonsammy (63) and Mahesh Chunlall (61 not out) enabled Regal Legends to register an emphatic nine-wicket victory over New York President’s XI to cart off the inaugural title.Chasing the visitors 139 for six, Regal Legends achieved the required target with five overs to spare in the 20-over affair with left-handed man-of-the-match Moonsammy slamming seven fours and a six before he was dismissed with just 14 needed for a commanding win.The experienced Chunilall, who was accompanied by Lynden Lyght (five not out) at the end, struck three fours and a six as the President’s XI bowlers toiled in sunny conditions without success. The lone wicket went to Dharam “Wadekar” Persaud who’s lone over cost nine runs.Earlier, President’s XI were given a positive start of 55 in eight overs by openers Dennis Mangroo (33) and Mohamed Rafeek (30) after being asked to take first strike.The middle-order however failed to maintain the momentum with only Roger Mattar bolstering the innings with a well-played 50 with five fours and a six. In the end, the 139 proved inadequate. Eon “Rapper” Abel took two for 20 and Parsram Persaud one for 19. Two run outs also didn’t help their cause.The win guaranteed Regal Legends $300,000 while New York President’s XI received $100,000 for their efforts. Man-of-the-match Moonsammy collected $10,000 and a trophy while players from both teams were adorned with medals.Up to press time, the main feature of the day’s exciting programme, the Open final, between Regal All Stars and SVC Grill Masters was in progress following a female’s exhibition game which saw Wonderwoman’s XI and Factory Price Divas battling for supremacy.A win by Regal All Stars would guarantee them all three titles in the third edition of the Prime Minister T20 Softball Cup. Two-time defending champions Speedboat were eliminated yesterday after failing to reach the semi-finals via net run rate.last_img read more


Staff Arrests Imminent in Hurricane Irma Deaths of Nursing Home Patients

Posted On Aug 12 2020 by

first_imgThe Hollywood Police Department has issued arrest warrants for several nursing home workers in connection to multiple patient deaths that occurred at the nursing home after Hurricane Irma two years ago.Police are looking to arrest at least four individuals who were working at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills when 12 patients passed away due to lack of air conditioning after the storm.Defense attorneys representing two nurses and a facility administrator are currently negotiating for their clients to surrender as soon as Monday at the Hollywood Police Department or at the Broward Main Jail in Fort Lauderdale, according to the Sun Sentinel.The nursing home went without air conditioning for three days when Hurricane Irma knocked out power on September 10, 2017.Hollywood police performed a criminal investigation of the center and ruled the deaths as a homicide in November 2017.last_img read more


Oly Town Artesians Earn 10-8 Victory over Wenatchee Fire

Posted On Aug 6 2020 by

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Oly Town ArtesiansMatt Stalnik’s hat trick and a pair of goals from both Greg Wolfe and Nate Salveson led the Oly Town Artesians to the first win in franchise history, a 10-8 victory over the Wenatchee Fire on Saturday night at Olympia Indoor Soccer.In a brutal first fifteen minutes that saw four blue cards issued to the two teams, Matt Stalnik started the scoring for the Artesians midway through the first quarter with a power play goal on an assist by Luke Chouinard. Minutes later, on another power play, the Wenatchee Fire got on the board thanks to a Josh Alvarez goal with 5:15 left in the quarter. The two teams went to the first break knotted up at one.But the floodgates opened in a wild second quarter that saw 10 goals scored. Stalnik started it off again with a screamer that found the back of the net with just 50 second gone in the period. But Wenatchee would take their only lead of the game behind goals by Matthew Stafanko at the 13:30 mark and another goal by Alvarez with 12:20 left in the quarter.Down 3-2, the Artesians went on a four goal run to take the lead for good. Nate Salveson started the run with a goal off of a free kick with 10:37 left in the second quarter. Greg Wolfe scored at the 7:40 mark and less than a minute later, Martin Ramirez got on the scoresheet to put the Artesians up 5-3. Wolfe scored again on a pass off the boards from Salveson to extend the Artesians lead to 6-4.Juan Barboza scored a power play goal for the Fire at the 2:13 mark of the second and then Oly and Wenatchee traded goals in the final minute, the first an Artesians goal by Salveson. Alex Espinoza finally finished off a crazy second quarter with 23 seconds left and Oly went to the locker room with a 7-5 lead.Once again, Stalnik started the scoring with a goal in the first minute of the period off an assist by Ramirez to put the Artesians up 8-4. Wenatchee answered back with a goal by Yonathan Rodriguez with 11 minutes left in the third but Mike Rancipher and Brady Espinoza each tallied the only other goals of the quarter and Oly took a 10-6 lead into the fourth quarter.Goals by Mauricio Perez and Hernan Menoza got the Fire to within two at 10-8 with eight minutes left but Artesians goalkeeper Mauricio Sanchez made amazing save after amazing save the rest of the way and Oly held on, 10-8, for their first ever franchise victory. Sanchez finished the night with 23 saves and was fantastic between the pipes despite the eight goals against.The Artesians moved to 1-1-0 (3 points) while the Wenatchee Fire dropped to 1-1-1 (4 points). Oly Town takes their first road trip of the season when they visit the Arlington Aviators on Saturday, December 13th while Wenatchee plays host to first place Tacoma.last_img read more


Mount Sentinel Grad Katie Wayling sets up shop in Florida

Posted On Aug 3 2020 by

first_imgThe Panthers, 21-8, opened States with a five-set victory over Florida State College at Jacksonville.However, Palm Beach State lost to top ranked Miami-Dade 3-1 and before being swept 3-0 in the rematch against Florida State College at Jacksonville.By the way, the weather in West Palm Beach recently has been a balmy 26 C.
The Nelson Daily: Take me through the way you got to attend Palm Beach to play volleyball.Katie Wayling:I look at life as one big adventure.  As my grad year came to it’s last few months I started thinking more and more about how I could get out and live life to it’s fullest.I began to realize all the opportunities that were right there in front of me so I set out to pursue one and it landed me here. I started by researching schools in areas that I would like to travel to.  After emailing several different schools, I came across PBSC (Palm Beach State College).  I contacted the coaches and after they reviewed my game footage they offered me the full ride scholarship. How could I pass up the opportunity to not only play volleyball at the collegiate level, but also travel to a place I have never been before!  I took the chance, packed my bags and hopped on a plane to Florida saying goodbye to everything familiar to me . . . and all I can say is I couldn’t be happier with my decision.TND: How’s the volleyball experience?   KW: Not only are my coaches very kind, but they make me see the game in ways I didn’t know existed. Running plays I have never ran before makes things new and exciting so I enjoy every opportunity I get to get better. I feel as though I have become a much stronger setter since training here.  I have a great time with all the girls on and off the court and have certainly made friendships that will continue down the road for many years to come. This is the exact level I wanted to compete at so I am very content.
TND: Are you getting lots of time? 
KW: We started the season running a 6-2.  I would play three rotations, sit three rotations, then back in for three again and so on.  About a month into the season we began running a 5-1 with me as the starting setter. I have been getting plenty of playing time with the exception of a couple games that I was out due to a shoulder injury. 
TND:  Do you live on campus?KW: The majority of student-athletes live in Emerald Lake’s apartments and town houses.  It is a very nice complex surrounding a lake less than a mile off campus.  I live in a two-story town house with three teammates. The houses are very nice and spacious- LOVE having my own room.
 
TND:  Did you think last year at this time, during Grade 12 season with the Cats, you’d be playing varsity volleyball in Florida?KW: I had no idea where life was going to take me at that point. TND: Did your time at Mount Sentinel prepare you for life outside the Kootenays?KW: The months I spent with classmates, (the) teachers of Quest for Community, the things I experienced and life lessons I discovered in that time span have had more impact on shaping me into the person I am today than anything else in my life.  TND: And what about all those bus rides, tournaments and provincials as a member of the Wildcats?KW: All of the great times and achievements that were had with (varsity volleyball coach) Joe (Moreira) and the Cats will never be forgotten.
 [email protected] As an athlete at South Slocan’s Mount Sentinel High School, Katie Wayling has done it all — well almost everything.Moving from Stanley Humphries in Castlegar during her Grade 9 year the budding volleyball/basketball star made an immediate impact on the varsity girl’s teams.During the four years at Mount Sentinel Wayling was part of a pair of provincial titles, both — B.C. High School A Girl’s Volleyball Championship in 2007 and B.C. High School A Girl’s Basketball crown in 2008— coming in the same school year. Wayling, 18, achieved the rare feat while playing with older sister Kendra.Something very rarely accomplished at the high school level, especially in the Kootenays.Wayling also played for Team B.C. Volleyball squad in the summers of 2007 and 2008.But athletics is not the only highlight of Wayling’s schooling.In January of this year, the daughter of Rand and Christine Wayling was part of the Mount Sentinel School trip that was in Haiti during the earthquake.Which was an event that definitely gave the 5’7” setter from Canada a different outlook on life.So much so that Wayling has allowed very little moss to grow under her feet as she is now attending school in sunny Florida at Palm Beach State College, located 60 miles north of Miami in Lake Worth, Florida.The Nelson Daily Sports Editor Bruce Fuhr caught up with Wayling prior to leading the mighty Panthers into the National Junior College Athletic Association Florida State Championships Women’s Volleyball Championships in Winter Haven.last_img read more


Mallard’s Team of the Week — Blair D’Andrea Alumni Tourney

Posted On Aug 3 2020 by

first_imgContributions to the fund can be made at any Royal Bank Canada branch or electronically with email money transfer via [email protected] contact [email protected] more information or inquiries. The Grads from the 2004-05 may have won the tourney, but the big winners during the 2nd Annual Blair D’Andrea Memorial Alumni Basketball Tournament on Boxing Day was the memorial fund as the event raised more than $1,000.The second annual event, attracting 45 players, raised more than $1,400 for the Blair D’Andrea Alumni Scholarship Society fund supporting post-secondary athletes and grassroots basketball development in the West Kootenays. Mallard’s Source for sports would like to give a big round of applause for all the Bombers grads, who came together during the Christmas holiday season to share a few laughs and raise money in support for their former coach, and name the lads Team of the Week.last_img read more


South African junior tennis tops in Africa

Posted On Dec 18 2019 by

first_img17 April 2012South Africa’s status as the best junior tennis nation in Africa was confirmed on the weekend when the country dominated the African Junior Tennis Championship in Cairo, Egypt.The tournament, which catered for the under-14 and under- 16 age groups, was played in conjunction with the under-18 African Junior Championships, which were played in Potchefstroom last month.South African Fed cup debutant Ilze Hattingh was the star of the show, winning the singles and doubles title in both the under-16 and under-18 age groups.Under-16 victoriesOn Sunday, Hattingh defeated second seat Sandra Samir of Egypt 6-4 7-6 (7-2) to win the under-16 girls’ singles title. Hattingh then teamed up with fellow countrywoman Theresa Van Zyl to win the girls’ under-16 doubles title.Previously, in Potchefstroom, Hattingh won both the singles and doubles titles in the under-18 tournament with ease. She defeated her good friend and doubles partner Madrie Le Roux 6-1, 6-1 in the final of the singles and then teamed up with Le Roux to capture the doubles crown from fellow South Africans Lynn Kiro and Theresa Van Zyl.In the boys’ under 14 event, singles’ top-seed Calvin Jordaan from Cape Town captured the title after coming back from one set down to beat third seed Mohamed Aboulkassem of Egypt 2-6 7-5 6-3.Most successful countryThe dominance of Hattingh, plus the singles victory by Jordaan, and the doubles’ win in Potchefstroom by Wayne Montgomery and Matthew Rossouw (under-18) gave team South Africa the required points to ensure that they were named the most successful tennis country on the continent.The South African Fed Cup team, under the captaincy of John-Laffnie De Jager, who arrived in Cairo for this week’s Fed Cup tournament there, watched the South African Juniors’ victory.EncouragingDe Jager said that the country’s juniors had performed well in the Potchefstroom and Cairo tournaments, which was encouraging for the future of tennis in South Africa.“The dominance of our juniors in the African Junior Championships is exciting for the development of tennis in our country.“Our juniors dominated on hard and clay courts which gives hope that the future stars will be able to compete on any given surface, which will stand them in good stead for their future professional tennis careers.”SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more


Dr. Pearse Lyons, Alltech president and founder, dies

Posted On Dec 17 2019 by

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest It is with great sadness that Alltech announces the passing of its founder and president, Dr. Pearse Lyons. Lyons died on Thursday, March 8, due to an acute lung condition that developed during his recovery from heart surgery. He was 73.“The thoughts of our entire Alltech family around the world are with Dr. Lyons’ family, specifically his wife Deirdre, daughter Aoife, son Mark and Mark’s wife Holly,” said Alric Blake, CEO and treasurer of Alltech.“Dr. Lyons was a visionary entrepreneur who transformed the agriculture industry beginning with his innovative application of yeast technology in animal nutrition. From farm to field, from market to family dinner table, our world is immeasurably better because he was a man who never saw problems, only a challenge that had not yet been solved.“He inspired everyone he met with his energy, enthusiasm and passionate belief in possibilities. He instilled that positivity in his people, more than 5,000 Alltech team members around the world. I am confident I speak on behalf of all of them when I say that we are deeply honored to have known and worked for such a great man. We will resolve to honor his legacy by deepening our commitment to his customers and all the innovative ideas he believed in so strongly.”To continue driving forward his vision for serving the agriculture industry through field-proven innovations, Dr. Lyons established a clear leadership structure, including:Dr. Mark Pearse Lyons, Chairman and PresidentAlric A. Blake, Chief Executive Officer and TreasurerE. Michael Castle II, Vice President and SecretaryAs the company’ director of corporate image and design, Mrs. Deirdre Lyons will continue to further Dr. Lyons’ vision for Alltech’s global presence and their shared commitment to philanthropy and community involvement.“We are all deeply saddened by my father’s passing,” said Dr. Mark Lyons, Pearse’s son and chairman and president of Alltech. “He always focused on developing people, and he built an extraordinary team over the years. I know he had full confidence in his team to continue growing the company he built.“He saw farther into the horizon than anyone in the industry, and we, as his team, are committed to delivering on the future he envisioned. He planted seeds that will produce a bountiful harvest for the world in the years to come.”Dr. Lyons’ family are deeply appreciative of the many prayers and well wishes they have received from friends around the world. At this time, they kindly ask that any expressions of sympathy, including memories and tributes, be shared at alltech.com/pearselyons.In lieu of flowers, the family is encouraging donations to the Alltech ACE Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization that funds a variety of philanthropic endeavours around the world from disaster relief to primary schools in Haiti. Donations may be made at alltech.com/pearselyons.Funeral masses will be in Lexington, Kentucky, USA, on March 17 and in Dublin, Ireland, in April. A special celebration of life will be held on May 20 at the beginning of ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference in Lexington.Public visitation in Lexington will be on Friday, March 16. Arrangement details will be kept up to date on alltech.com/pearselyons.last_img read more