Brave heroine Caitriona dies during search for missing man

first_imgCaitriona Lucas died during a search for a missing manTHE death of a search and rescue volunteer in Kilkee, Co Clare this Monday has shaken a community and indeed the country as the heroics of Caitriona Lucas and her fellow volunteers members comes to light as her family mourns her loss.A mother of two, Ms Lucas (41) from Ballyvaughan was one of three members onboard a Doolin Coast Guard boat involved in a search for a man missing in the area for a number of days.A tragic reversal of roles unfolded for Caitriona and her co-volunteers Jenny Carway (51) and James Lucey (49) when their Delta RIB flipped over during a search at Kilkee Bay.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The trio were thrown from their boat into the pounding seas before Caitriona lost her life and Jenny and James became the focus of a dramatic rescue bid.Both Jenny and James are now recovering in hospital but efforts to revive Caitriona failed after she was plucked from the sea by rescuers onboard the Shannon based Rescue 115 helicopter.RNLI crews from Ballybunion, Aran and Kilrush were also at the scene as their attention turned to their colleagues in peril.Upwards of 400 people had been involved in an initial shoreline search on Sunday for the missing man before it was stood down due to weather conditions.Volunteers, including the water based search units from the RNLI and the Kilkee and Doolin Coast Guard units returned on Monday to continue their search before tragedy struck for one of their members.As many onlookers, villagers and friends were left shaken by the tragedy, a statement from The Irish Coast Guard read that it extended “sincere condolences to the Lucas family and all the volunteer members of the Doolin and Kilkee units. The Coast Guard also wishes to thank all the other organisations that participated in today’s search.”In many tributes paid to the mother of two whose husband Bernard is also a member of the Doolin volunteer unit, Caitriona was described “as a brave and valiant woman”.Limerick Marine Search and Rescue, together with Limerick Fire and Rescue Service and the many other volunteer search and organisations have changed their online social media pictures to display a Irish Coast Guard logo with a black stripe through it, in memory and honour of Caitriona.Ar dheis De go raibh a hanam uasal. Advertisement Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter Facebook TAGSCaitriona LucasIrish Coast Guardlimerick WhatsApp Linkedin NewsBrave heroine Caitriona dies during search for missing manBy Staff Reporter – September 13, 2016 747 Printcenter_img Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Previous articleLimerick emergency department facing big demandsNext article110 new jobs for Limerick as Ortec Inc set up EU base Staff Reporter Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Credit card debt binge: Is it a cause for concern?

first_img 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Spending on credit cards has risen so much that worries about an overleveraged consumer economy are beginning to surface.A CardHub study on credit card debt has spurred a post on the Squared Away blog at the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College that asks whether we’re on our way to another credit debacle in the event of a downturn in the economy.While the first three months of 2015 saw consumers paying down credit card balances with tax refunds and annual salary bonuses, the trend reversed itself for the remaining three quarters of the year. “The new credit card debt added in the second, third and fourth quarters of 2015 were the highest quarterly totals since 2009,” the post said.But the capper was the final quarter of 2015, during which “Americans added $52.4 billion to what they owe on their credit cards. For context, that is nearly as much as was added to cards in all of 2014,” the post added. continue reading »last_img read more

2017 Wimbledon Open: Women’s Final Preview

first_imgLater today in Wimbledon, experience will go against youth in the Women’s final, as Vintage Venus Williams takes on Spaniard Garbine Muguruza. It’s a 9th final appearance for Venus at the All England club and could become the oldest woman to win a slam in 109years if she wins a 6th Venus Rose Water dish.With the uncertainty that comes with playing in the WTA field, it just had to be a Williams to bring back some sanity and familiarity, with Venus in the final.In her second final appearance of the season, Venus will be facing an opponent other than her sister Serena Williams, who’s on maternity leave. It is safe to say she grew into the tournament after each match. Bidding her time in games, focusing on points and even missing a mandatory post match interview because of distraction. Venus has lost just a set in all 6 previous matches , yet to lose a set in the last 4 matches against some of the big servers and returners – Naomi Osaka, Ana Konjuh, French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko and in the final, British Johanna Konta, hitting an unbelievable 143 winners and 28 aces thus far.Muguruza on the other hand, must be questioning her luck right now, why she’s facing a Williams for the second time in a Wimbledon final. In 2015, She lost 6-4, 6-4 to Serena in the final, although she got her bound of flesh winning the French open the following year against same opponent.Just like Venus, Muguruza also has lost just a set enroute the final, but unlike Venus, she’s yet to face a tie-break and has largely not been tested except against Angelique Kerber in the 4th round.Muguruza trials 1-3 in the head to head against Venus, what will most likely work for her against the American will be her consistency in rallies, she’s won more points off rallies and at the net this tournament. In contrast to Venus who has deployed a more aggressive approach to her forehand from the baseline with a blend of killing of points as short as possible.This match is poised to go all the way, meaning a 3 set, anything less will completely be surprising.Relatedlast_img read more

100 voices: Cricketers and athletes speak up about Black Lives Matter!

first_imgImage Courtesy: PTI/AP/Getty/ShutterstockAdvertisement 4uls48NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs3icWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eogyc( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 7dxWould you ever consider trying this?😱ft9Can your students do this? 🌚pdlsnRoller skating! Powered by Firework Its not the novel Coronavirus pandemic. Its not the slow resumption of sporting activities. The news that has been making the headlines, and has concerned the global citizens, is the unrest across the United States of America. The murder of George Floyd last week has started protests against racism and police brutality in the country, which has now achieved a global support. Many cricketers, athletes and clubs all over the world are taking to social media to stand up in support of the Black Lives Matter protest.Advertisement Image Courtesy: PTI/AP/Getty/ShutterstockSportspersons have always spoken against racism inequality and injustice, even now, Twitter and Instagram fills with their posts promoting equality, and in solidarity for the Black Lives Matter movement that is taking place all across USA.George Floyd was murdered on 25th May in Minneapolis by Derek Chauvin, a police officer who worked for the Minneapolis Police Department. The officer, who has now been fired and charged with third degree murder and man slaughter, pressed his knee on Floyd’s neck, who was handcuffed and lying on the street. Post mortem has revealed asphyxia as the cause of death.Advertisement The video footages recorded by bystanders show Floyd’ pleading ‘I can’t breathe’ to Chauvin, the phrase which has taken the forefront on the protests against racial injustice.The Black Lives Matter movement started back in 2013 with the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter or #BLM on social media, and has been a driving force to protest against the xenophobic attacks on African-Americans, police brutality, racial profiling and inequality in the country’s justice system.Advertisement If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at View this post on Instagram #BlackoutTuesday 🤚🏻🤚🏼🤚🏽🤚🏾🤚🏿A post shared by Sami Khedira (@sami_khedira6) on Jun 2, 2020 at 8:09am PDT View this post on InstagramA post shared by Michael Phelps (@m_phelps00) on Jun 2, 2020 at 7:08am PDT View this post on Instagram I have been collecting my thoughts for the past few days in order to eloquently describe my feelings on the tragic and unnecessary death of George Floyd. It would have been far too easy to write with emotion, hatred and vitriolic sentiment in the immediate aftermath. Although those feelings are still present, I will give it a try. Why is this still happening in 2020? Why do the same racists applaud any ethnic minority who plays for the team they support but abuse the same minorities on the street? Why are all the methods we are using to eradicate this from our society not working? It’s gone on for too long and we have come too far for this to be tolerated in modern society. I do not advocate violence, looting or destruction of property, as this will not solve any problems and many racially afflicted individuals are victims themselves of this behaviour. Why should the people be punished who have the same struggles, turmoil and racial abuse? The people who have worked their entire lives to feed their families and then have the fruits of the labour destroyed in protests against the issues they are suffering themselves? This is not the answer. However, we do urgently NEED change, we DEMAND change and most importantly, we DESERVE change. Make it happen, NOW. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.A post shared by @ thierryhenry on Jun 2, 2020 at 1:45pm PDT View this post on Instagram I understand that I will never understand. However, I stand with you ✊🏻✊🏾 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’ve been so ignorant and naive of my privilege and I’m so sorry. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It is time to educate ourselves surrounding white privilege and systemic racism and stand up to this.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It is uncomfortable to admit that our privilege has perpetuated racism, but it is necessary to recognise this and to educate ourselves and play our part in dismantling our systems that are built on racism.A post shared by Jodie Taylor (@jodes__14) on May 31, 2020 at 8:25pm PDT View this post on Instagram ✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 #blackouttuesdayA post shared by Alex Lacazette (@lacazettealex) on Jun 2, 2020 at 6:59am PDT View this post on Instagram Black Lives Matter. #BlackoutTuesdayA post shared by Novak Djokovic (@djokernole) on Jun 2, 2020 at 11:55am PDT View this post on Instagram Todos juntos!! ❤️#BLACKLIVESDMATTER #blackouttuesdayA post shared by David Luiz (@davidluiz_4) on Jun 2, 2020 at 1:46am PDT View this post on Instagram #vidasnegrasimportam #vidasfaveladasimportam #notoracism #blacklivesmatterA post shared by Gabriel Jesus (@dejesusoficial) on Jun 1, 2020 at 12:29pm PDT View this post on Instagram #blackouttuesday ✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾A post shared by Anthony Martial (@martial_9) on Jun 2, 2020 at 7:19am PDT View this post on Instagram Enough is enough. We are all humans. Together we are stronger ✊🏻✊🏼✊🏾✊🏿A post shared by Christian (@cmpulisic) on Jun 2, 2020 at 4:12am PDT View this post on Instagram Unity is strength #BlackLivesMatterA post shared by Sadio Mane (@sadiomaneofficiel) on Jun 1, 2020 at 6:38am PDT View this post on Instagram ✊✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 #blackouttuesdayA post shared by Blaise Matuidi (@blaisematuidiofficiel) on Jun 2, 2020 at 2:13am PDT View this post on Instagram #blackouttuesday 🖤A post shared by Fred Rodrigues (@fred08oficial) on Jun 2, 2020 at 5:20am PDT View this post on Instagram ✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿A post shared by Raheem Sterling x 😇 (@sterling7) on Jun 2, 2020 at 6:03am PDT View this post on Instagram #BlackOutTuesday 🤎 link in bioA post shared by Simone Biles (@simonebiles) on Jun 2, 2020 at 9:30am PDT View this post on InstagramA post shared by Jozy Altidore (@jozyaltidore) on May 28, 2020 at 8:04pm PDT View this post on Instagram ✊🏿A post shared by Gyasi Zardes (@gyasinho) on Jun 1, 2020 at 10:55pm PDT View this post on Instagram There is no place for injustice, racism and intolerance in this world! We must really listen and learn from those in pain. Be the example of the change you want to see!! Praying, hoping, and believing everyday that this is all a part of the lords plan to lead us to a better and brighter future ahead. God speed everyone 💔A post shared by Conor McGregor Official (@thenotoriousmma) on May 31, 2020 at 5:19pm PDT View this post on Instagram STILL!!!! 🤬😢😤A post shared by LeBron James (@kingjames) on May 27, 2020 at 9:43am PDT View this post on Instagram #blackouttuesdayA post shared by P.K. Subban (@subbanator) on Jun 2, 2020 at 8:07am PDTAlso read-Kobe Bryant’s ‘I Can’t Breathe’ t-shirt takes on new meaning after George Floyd murderMichael Jordan shows solidarity with protests across America: ‘We need to create systemic change!’ Advertisementlast_img read more

Temple Athletics announces affiliation with Nike

first_imgNike is now the official supplier of Temple University athletic gear and uniforms, the Athletic Department announced on Wednesday via Twitter.  The deal will officially start in July 2020 and last for three years, according to a release by Temple Athletics. All 19 varsity sports will receive new uniforms for their next season of competition.  Since 2010, the university’s official athletic sponsor had been Under Armour. Temple signed a 10-year extension with the brand in 2015.last_img