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

Parts of West Donegal remain without power this morning

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook By News Highland – September 20, 2018 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Google+ Parts of West Donegal remain without power this morning Google+ Twitter Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebookcenter_img Previous articlePeople urged to have say on regenerating Sion MillsNext articleShiels feels Derry deserved more in Bohs cup loss News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Almost 40 thousand homes, farms and businesses are still without power this morning following Storm Ali.A significant number of people remain without power in the West Donegal area with ESB crews saying they are working to restore power this morning.It hit Ireland yesterday, leaving two people dead in separate incidents in Galway and south Armagh.Another weather warning comes into effect this morning – the yellow rain warning is in place for 7 counties in the south east including Carlow, Kilkenny, Cork and Waterford.The ESB’s Senan Colleran is urging people to be careful near fallen lines:>* Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

BYU Adds South Carolina Transfer RB

first_imgFormer South Carolina running back Ty’Son Williams will join the program as a graduate transfer this fall with one year of eligibility remaining.  April 16, 2019 /Sports News – Local BYU Adds South Carolina Transfer RB Robert Lovell Written by Tags: BYU Cougars Football/Ty’Son Williams He ran for 799 yards and five touchdowns for the Gamecocks over the past two seasons. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail (Provo, UT)  —  The BYU Cougars are adding to their backfield via transfer.  last_img read more

Trojans’ tough defeat brings season to end

first_imgThe USC men’s basketball team made sure its final game of the season was one to remember — even without a victory.After nearly clinching a win in regulation, only to have it snatched away by a questionable call, the Trojans (16-14, 8-10) came up just short in a double-overtime thriller at Arizona on Saturday. USC fell 86-84, bringing an end to a sanctions-shortened campaign and the beginning of a long offseason.Farewell · Senior guard Dwight Lewis, pictured here against Tennessee, played his final game in a USC uniform on Saturday against Arizona. The senior scored 21 points and grabbed five rebounds while playing 44 minutes in the double-overtime game. – Avi Kushlan | Daily TrojanIt was the fifth straight loss for a team that can now only watch as the Wildcats (16-14, 10-8) and the rest of its conference foes battle in the Pac-10 tournament, which is scheduled to begin Wednesday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. But after the game, first-year coach Kevin O’Neill was quick to praise his players’ energy in what has been USC’s most trying season in recent memory.“This will be a team I will never forget because you couldn’t be more proud of their effort right till the last buzzer tonight,” O’Neill told ESPN Radio. “I think all Trojan fans can be really proud of these guys.”As 14,591 audience looked on at the McKale Center in Tucson, Ariz., Wildcats guard Nic Wise made a layup in traffic with 1.5 seconds left, leaving USC time for one last shot. But that layup proved to be the game-winner, as redshirt junior guard Donte Smith missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.It might never have come down to that.With USC leading 69-66, sophomore forward Nikola Vucevic was whistled for fouling Arizona guard Kyle Fogg on an errant 3-point shot with 0.2 seconds remaining in the second half. Fogg proceeded to hit all three free throws, sending the game into overtime.“Plays that I still can’t believe happened, happened,” O’Neill said.That wasn’t the only controversial call of the game. Just moments before the tying 3-pointer, Fogg appeared to make a layup after the shot clock expired, but the basket counted. Then on the opening possession of overtime, officials ruled a turnover against USC when an Arizona defender seemingly pushed senior forward Marcus Johnson out of bounds.The game looked to be slipping away from the Trojans in the first overtime, especially when senior guard Dwight Lewis fouled out with 1:07 left and USC trailing, 77-72. But after Fogg made a free throw, the Trojans responded with six unanswered points to force another overtime.In the end though, the Wildcats had the final say in a contest that featured nine ties and eight lead changes. Despite facing one of the nation’s stingiest defenses, Arizona shot 47 percent from the field. Fogg and forward Derrick Williams, a former USC recruit, had 18 points apiece for the Wildcats.Lewis, the Trojans’ all-time leader in games played, scored a game-high 21 points. Also playing in their final games for USC were senior guard Mike Gerrity and Johnson, recording 16 and 13 points, respectively. Redshirt junior forward Alex Stepheson added 14 points and 10 rebounds.For the Trojans, it was the kind of game they had grown accustomed to in recent weeks.“It’s unfortunate we lost five in a row at the end of the season, all of them one-possession games going down the stretch,” O’Neill said in his ESPN interview. “We could have easily gone the other way.”They didn’t in this one, though they came painfully close. That leaves the Trojans waiting until Nov. 13 for another shot at snapping their losing streak when they host UC Irvine in next season’s opener.But in some ways, Saturday’s game — and the season as a whole — was considered a victory in its own right.“If you could ever title anything, it was a season of men,” O’Neill said. “These guys acted like men when they’re boys.”last_img read more


first_imgA Donegal nutritionist is offering you a chance to win a place on her popular ‘quit sugar’ programme.The sugar-free eating plan can help reduce mood swings, bloating and help relieve heartburn, says Letterkenny nutritionist Caitriona Feeney.“There are so many other health benefits associated with reducing the amount of sugar in your daily diet. It really is something to consider when you are trying to eat healthier,” she said. Caitriona, from Raw Nutrition, is now running a second “Free Yourself From Sugar” programme starting on October 12th.To win a place on the programme, just send an email to [email protected], with SUGAR in the subject and your contact details – a winner will be announced this Friday, October 9.Based in Donegal Town and Letterkenny, Raw Nutrition Centre also offers a food intolerance test at its two centres.To book an appointment with Niamh or Caitriona all you have to do is private message on Facebook or call on 00353 87 795 1159. They are based in Donegal Town on a Monday.Appointment times are:Monday 9:30am-7pmAppointments for LetterkennyTuesdays 9:00am- 6:00pmWednesday 9:00am-7:30pmThursday 9:00am -6:00pmFriday 9:00am-5:00pmThe Raw Nutrition online programme Free Yourself from Sugar programme is a six week personalised service that will help you curb your sugar cravings and help eliminate refined sugars from your diet.Caitriona said: “We devise a seven day personalised nutrition plan and you have unlimited contact with one of our nutritionists. We also provide nutritional updates and motivational tips throughout.“Free Yourself from Sugar is one of the best designed programmes Raw Nutrition has come up with. We have thought of everything, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and how to control the little sugar cravings.” Caitriona said the programme is suitable for everyone.“If you are just setting out on a healthier eating plan, this will help you. You have support on hand and you will have your own nutritional plan prepared for you. Sometimes the hardest part is thinking about change. We make it easier to take those next steps,” she says.“For more active people who are finding it difficult to lose that last bit of weight, it will also help them. Everyone knows that you can’t out-train a poor diet. The online programme will help you to stop feeling hungry, it will give options for a healthy snack and show you how to enhance your meals using spices.“People who are halfway through the current programme have said that one of the main results is the amount of energy that they now have as well as a much better sleep pattern,” said Caitriona. Caitriona can be contacted at:Raw Nutrition087 795 1159or Click here: WIN A PLACE ON POPULAR SUGAR-FREE EATING PROGRAMME was last modified: October 5th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:competitiondonegaleating planFree Yourself from SugarRaw Nutritionsugar-freewinlast_img read more

Growing conditions conducive to brittle snap

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matt Hutcheson, CCA, Product Manager, Seed Consultants, Inc. Over the past week, Seed Consultants agronomists and sales staff have observed green snap brittle snap (aka green snap) in some corn fields this week. Although typically a problem observed in the western Corn Belt, brittle snap does occasionally occur in the east. As corn plants develop quickly in vegetative stages of growth, they go through a period of rapid growth during which corn stalks are brittle. As stalks elongate they become more rigid and the cell walls of stalk tissue become fragile, increase the risk of stalk breakage. Corn plants are more prone to brittle snap between V8 and tasseling, especially the 2 weeks before tasseling.In many areas during the later stages of vegetative growth there has been plenty of rain, heat, and storms with high wind speeds. When stalks brake below the ear, no grain will be produced. When stalks break above the ear, it is still possible for them to produce grain, however, at a significantly reduced amount.Although some hybrids are more susceptible to brittle snap than others, all are at risk during the period of rapid stalk elongation. Seed Consultants’ has ratings and plot observations for brittle snap gathered through naturally occurring storm events as well as simulated stalk stress. Growers who are concerned about brittle snap should work with their area seedsmen to choose hybrids whose stalks are less susceptible to breakage during periods of rapid growth.For more information, check out these links:Wind Damage in Corn – “Green Snap” and Root LodgingDamage to Corn Plants by Strong Windslast_img read more