Gardai investigating after girl injured in collision between car and bike

first_imgPrint Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Previous articleWATCH: Munster breeze past Connacht to set up Pro 14 semi final with LeinsterNext articleShannon Group pays tribute to outgoing Chair Rose Hynes David Raleigh Email Facebook TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post LimerickNewsGardai investigating after girl injured in collision between car and bikeBy David Raleigh – August 31, 2020 729 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openercenter_img Linkedin Advertisement WhatsApp Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live GARDAÍ are investigating after a girl was injured in a collision with a car while cycling her bike, in Limerick.It occurred In the Dooradoyle area shortly before 6pm last night.The girl, believed to be five years of age, was taken to University Hospital by ambulance where she was being treated for non life threatening injuries.“Gardaí are investigating a road traffic collision involving a car and a bicycle that occurred at approximately 5:40pm in Dooradoyle, Limerick, on Friday, 28th August, 2020,” a Garda spokesman said.“A female child was taken to University Hospital Limerick with non-life threatening injuries.“Gardai confirmed that “no other injuries to persons was reported”.“Investigations are ongoing,” they added.Roxboro Road can be contacted on 061-214340. Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival last_img read more

21 Confederate jasmine

first_imgVolume XXXIINumber 1Page 21 By Gary L. WadeUniversity of GeorgiaWhat Southerner wouldn’t take kindly to Confederate jasmine? This old favorite is actually a Chinese import. But it’s been popular in Europe and the United States for centuries. It likely adorned arbors around Southern mansions during the Civil War and got its name from our ancestors back then. A tough, fragrant, evergreen woody vine, Confederate jasmine has all the characteristics of a garden standout. As a species, though, the plant has one flaw: it’s not winter-hardy in north Georgia.Now, however, gardeners in the northern parts of the state can enjoy this gorgeous plant, too, thanks to Madison (Trachelospermum jasminoides ‘Madison’). This cold-hardy cultivar is the 2007 Georgia Gold Medal winner for ornamental vines.Madison is hardy throughout the U.S. Department of Agriculture hardiness zone 7. It may survive even in the zone 6 pocket of higher elevations in northeast Georgia.Madison Confederate jasmine was introduced by Cedar Lane Farms in Madison, Ga. It has all the outstanding merits of the species with an added shot of antifreeze.Michael Dirr, a University of Georgia horticulture professor and one of the nation’s foremost authorities on ornamental plants, thinks Madison is actually a variety called “pubescens” because of the fuzzy pubescence under its leaves. The species leaves have smooth undersides.Fast-growingMadison Confederate jasmine is a fast-growing, twining, evergreen vine reaching 20 to 40 feet at maturity. It needs help climbing, because it lacks the clinging aerial roots of some other vines. In time, it can cover a lattice screen, canopy or arbor with dense foliage and blooms.It can be used as a groundcover, too. In fact, it requires less maintenance when it’s allowed to trail along the ground instead of on an arbor. Just plant it where you can mow the edges to keep it contained.Like clockwork each year (late April in Athens, Ga.), creamy-white, phlox-like flowers emerge and overshadow the foliage. The five-pointed, star-shaped flowers are borne on short stalks and in clusters at the leaf axils of the previous season’s growth.Soon after flowering, the plant will enter a vigorous growth phase. You’ll have to prune and train it regularly during the summer to keep it in bounds. Low rates of fertilizer and conservative watering will help minimize this growth spurt.Plant Madison Confederate jasmine in full sun or partial shade. It adapts readily to moist or dry soils but doesn’t like wet sites. Pests aren’t a problem.(Gary Wade is a Cooperative Extension horticulturist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

GFF opens up over Top Brandz

first_imgWITH the final and third-place playoff of the GFF Super 16 Classic, set for January 1, 2018, the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) will have a surprise Jamaican artist as part of the post-match entertainment package and not Popcaan as was initially announced.This change was due to budgetary constraints of the GFF to honour, in a timely manner, the payment requested by the proposed artist.However, the GFF has secured an alternate world renowned artist who has committed to perform at the grand finale.The promotion or identification of this new artist is embargoed due to his contractual obligations until January 1, 2018.Wayne Forde, president of the GFF said it’s unfortunate that Popcaan is unable to be present but the new artist will provide top quality entertainment as the GFF pulls the curtain down on the first yearend tournament held.“This is the first year for the GFF Super 16 Classic with each game exceeding expectations. Grove Hi-Tech FC seems to be the proverbial dark horse. We are disappointed that it was not possible to secure the additional funding for the January 1 final show. We now have 10 months to bring off a spectacular 2018 event.”The GFF had engaged Top Brandz Distributors, under the Corona Beer brand, as a partner to promote the entertainment for the grand finale but following the funding challenge of the initial proposed artist and GFF opting for an alternate, the company chose to withdraw its support.The GFF is, however, optimistic that the partnership with Top Brandz Distributors will bear fruit in the new year since the opportunities are present in football to have a mutually beneficial relationship.The tournament, which will now be called the ‘GFF Super 16 Classic’ has a first prize of $2M, the second prize is $1M, third-place prize is $500 000 and the fourth-placed team will take away $250 000 together with football equipment including balls and cones.The third-place and final are billed for the National Track and Field Stadium, Leonora.The matches are scheduled for 18:00hrs and 21:00hrs with the show to follow immediately after the final.last_img read more

Bayern dominate Best Player shortlist

first_imgFour Bayern Munich players have been named on Uefa’s 10-man shortlist for the Best Player in Europe award.Bavarian quartet Thomas Muller, Franck Ribery, Arjen Robben and Bastian Schweinsteiger are all nominated for the prize after their treble-winning 2012-13 campaign and join Borussia Dortmund’s Robert Lewandowski in a Bundesliga-dominated line-up.Also on the list are four-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi of Barcelona and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored a stunning 107 goals between them last season, with the Argentine lifting the Liga title with the Blaugrana.The Premier League’s Young Player of the Year Gareth Bale also features on the list after scoring 31 times for club and country last season and he is joined by Manchester United’s Robin van Persie in players nominated from England.The Dutchman enjoyed a prolific first season at Old Trafford, scoring 30 goals from 48 appearances in all competitions as he helped guide his side to the Premier League title.Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who was a major force in helping Paris Saint-Germain win Ligue 1, is also in with a chance. The imposing Swede grabbed 37 goals during his first season at the Parc des Princes – a campaign which also saw PSG reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League before bowing out on away goals to Barcelona.last_img read more

Britt man pleads not guilty to child endangerment charges

first_imgBRITT — A Britt man has pleaded not guilty to mistreatment of a child.Britt police accused 37-year-old Kasper Macpherson of physically assaulting a boy under the age of 14 in early May. A criminal complaint says Macpherson while in front of at least 20 people who were at his home at the time poked the boy in the chest, with the child repeatedly asking Macpherson to stop and not hurt him. The boy was later taken to the emergency room with a broken right arm.The complaint says 44-year-old Jennifer Hampton-Hacker would not answer any questions about the boy’s condition and had the boy respond with what appeared to be coached answers.Macpherson has been charged with neglect of a dependent person and two counts of child endangerment causing bodily injury. He filed a written plea of not guilty to the charges on Tuesday in Hancock County District Court, with his trial being scheduled for July 10th.Hampton-Hacker has been charged with one count neglect of a dependent person. Her arraignment is scheduled for June 25th.last_img read more

Mahrez brace helps Algeria qualify for Cup of Nations

first_imgThe Congo derby was temporarily halted by torrential rain and police fired teargas before the kick-off to disperse supporters seeking entry to an already packed Brazzaville stadium.Zimbabwe have eight points, Liberia seven, DR Congo six and Congo five and all four countries can be among the top-two finishers and qualify.Former champions Zambia were eliminated after a 1-0 away loss to Mozambique in Group K in Maputo.Albania-based Reginaldo Faife kept Mozambican hopes alive of reaching Cameroon by scoring the only goal after 63 minutes.Guinea-Bissau and Namibia have eight points each after a 0-0 draw in Windhoek on Saturday, Mozambique seven and Zambia four.Zambia were shock winners of the 2012 Cup of Nations in Libreville, edging the Ivory Coast on penalties after a goalless final.Defeat was a huge blow for Belgium-born Zambia coach Sven Vandenbroeck, who was hired when local Wedson Nyirenda resigned after the opening round to join a South African club.Vandenbroeck has won one match, drawn one and lost two in the Cup of Nations since his first appointment to a national head coach post.He assisted compatriot and Cameroon coach Hugo Broos when the central African country surprisingly won the 2017 Cup of Nations in Gabon.Ghana defeated Ethiopia 2-0 in Group F in Addis Ababa with recalled Jordan Ayew scoring twice during the first half.Sudan ended a four-match losing run in Group A with a surprise 3-1 victory over Madagascar in Antananarivo.A stoppage-time goal salvaged a 2-2 Group H draw for the Central African Republic in Rwanda while Niger came from behind to win 2-1 away to Swaziland in Group J.Share on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: Riyad MahrezJohannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Manchester City star Riyad Mahrez scored twice as Algeria trounced Togo 4-1 in Lome on Sunday to qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals in Cameroon.Mauritania, for the first time, Guinea and the Ivory Coast later raised to 13 the number of qualifiers for the biennial tournament.Cameroon, Egypt, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Tunisia and Uganda had booked places before Sunday.That leaves 11 places up for grabs during matchday 6 next March with former champions Congo Brazzaville, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana and South Africa among the contenders.Mahrez, the 2016 African Footballer of the Year, netted either side of a Youcef Attal goal to give the Desert Foxes a three-goal advantage within 30 minutes.Kodjo Fo-Doh Laba pulled one back for Togo in the second half before Baghdad Bounedjah completed the scoring in stoppage-time.Algeria have 10 points from five matches in Group D, Benin seven and Togo and the Gambia five each.An Ismael Diakite goal six minutes from time earned Mauritania a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Botswana in Nouakchott and qualification from Group I.Guinea and the Ivory Coast drew 1-1 in a top-of-the-table Group H clash in Conakry with an early Mohamed Yattara goal for the home side cancelled by Jean-Michael Seri.Burkina Faso, Tanzania, DR Congo and Zimbabwe squandered chances on Sunday to secure places in the newly-expanded 24-team tournament, which kicks off on June 15.Mateus bagged a brace for Angola in a 2-1 Group I win over Burkina Faso in Luanda while Tanzania fell 1-0 in Lesotho, where Nkau Lerotholi nodded the 76th-minute Group L winner.William Jebor netted in the second half as Liberia upset Group G leaders Zimbabwe 1-0 in Paynesville while Congo and Democratic Republic of Congo drew 1-1 in the same mini-league.– Police fired teargas –last_img read more