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first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live University Hospital Limerick229 admitted patients are waiting for beds this morning, according to today’s INMO Trolley Watch. 192 patients are waiting in the emergency department, while 37 are in wards elsewhere in the hospital. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live LimerickNews82 patients waiting for beds in UHLBy Staff Reporter – March 31, 2021 121 Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Previous articleArrests Made Following Robbery in Annacotty, Co.Limerick January 15, 2021Next article“I wouldn’t say we were flat” – Larkham defends Munster’s PRO14 final performance Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print Linkedin Email Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Advertisement Facebook TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Twitter WhatsApp WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads last_img read more

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare IS IT TRUE that Mole #4 tells the City-County Observer that newly installed leader of the Vanderburgh County Democrat Party Scott Danks is starting his new job off with a decisive move?… Danks formed a posse and taken all of the things owned by the Democrats out of the Kunzel Building commando style on a Sunday afternoon?…the fact remains that the Vanderburgh County Democrats are leaving while owing roughly three years of rent for space? …It’s obvious that Mr. Danks realized why use something you can’t afford or don’t need? …we would like to congratulate Chairmen Danks for doing what others only talked about?IS IT TRUE many CCO readers feel that the EVSC recent golf course purchase is the ultimate slap in the face to taxpayers? …we wonder where was the public discussion on this initiative? … it’s been alleged that the property in question change ownership immediately prior to the EVSC purchase? … we wonder why are the people of this community are so willing to roll over for this kind of highly questionable backroom deals without challenging them publicly?  …we predict that this golf course shall soon be used as a facility for area high school golf practices and tournaments?IS IT TRUE the Evansville Sports Corporation proudly announce a while back that they had attracted the Great Lakes Valley Conference Basketball Tournament to the Ford Center for 2017?…the tournament was played last week and to the surprise of no one who understands human nature, the attendance was not up to snuff? …one semifinal session with USI playing drew 929 attendees while the other only drew 401?…USI typically draws a larger crowd than that at the on-campus gymnasium?…it seems as though USI fans like the PAC Center better than the beautiful downtown $127 Million Ford Center?IS IT TRUE that the championship games of the GLVC tournaments drew a whopping total of 809 people to the Ford Center on Sunday?…there were two championship games, one for men and one for women and only 7% of the seats in Ford Center were occupied?…the tickets when bought in the overall ticket package were less than $2 per game and still the crowd was paltry?…given the declarations of last month about how the UE Lady Aces drawing 500 fans is not sufficient for Ford Center to break even, we assume that the GLVC tournaments didn’t generate a profit for the Ford Center?IS IT TRUE we wonder if the new downtown Doubletree Hotel draws a quorum of basketball fans to downtown Evansville for the GLVCC Tournament as predicted by the Evansville Sports Corporation?IS IT TRUE that the Evansville Thunderbolts lost for the second night in a row to Pensacola Florida 4 to 0?  …Pensacola outshot Evansville 47-25 in handing the Thunderbolts their seventh consecutive loss overall? …their season record is now 11-29-5 which puts them solidly in 10th place out of 10 teams? FOOTNOTE: Todays ‘Readers Poll” question is: Do you feel that members of the Evansville Sports Corporation should have a long discussion before they decide to bring back the Great Lakes Valley Conference Basketball Tournament to the Ford Center?last_img read more

first_imgSerena gets third bite at equalling Court’s record against Halep in Wimbledon finalLondon, United Kingdom | AFP |  Serena Williams’s place among the legends of tennis is assured but her mission will not be accomplished unless she at least equals Margaret Court’s record haul of 24 Grand Slam singles titles.The 37-year-old American gets a third chance in a year to go level with the controversial Australian when she plays another former world number one Simona Halep in the Wimbledon final on Saturday.Aside from the one-on-one rivalry on court, both women have a member of the royal family rooting for them — Williams’s friend Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Halep favouring Kate, Duchess of Cambridge.Williams will hope for a happier ending than being out-played both by Angelique Kerber in last year’s Wimbledon final and Naomi Osaka in the US Open final where a spectacular meltdown torpedoed her cause, leading her to eventually consult a therapist.Williams claimed after her semi-final romp over unseeded Czech Barbora Strycova that the Court landmark is not on her mind.“I thought about it this morning,” she said.“I actually didn’t think about it since because it’s really not about 24 or 23 or 25.“It’s really just about going out there and giving my best effort no matter what.“No matter what I do, I will always have a great career. I just kind of let it go this morning. I feel really calm about it.”Her claiming to be calm — she attributes this to digging into her memory and recalling how she felt when she beat sister Venus in 2002 for her first Wimbledon title — will reassure her coach Patrick Mouratoglou.The 49-year-old Frenchman is more forthright over the reason why Williams has returned to the tour after giving birth to her daughter Olympia.It is chasing down 76-year-old Court’s landmark set between 1960 and 1973.– ‘Stronger mentally’ –“That’s why she came back to playing tennis after having a baby and so many medical complications,” he said.“The effort she’s put in, I’ve never seen something like this.“You have no idea how hard she worked to come back to that level, and she came back for that, so it will probably mean a lot if she makes it.”Williams’s campaign has been something of a rollercoaster.Sublime against Strycova — who had ousted four seeds on her way to the semi-finals — she wobbled badly against compatriot Alison Riske in the previous round. Calmness was not the adjective to describe her emotions during the Riske match and even she admits her serenity on Thursday could be replaced by a contrasting demeanour come Saturday.“It’s a day-to-day basis with me,” she said.“We all know that. I’m far from perfect.”Halep, the first Romanian woman to play in the Wimbledon final, has the weaponry to upset Williams.However, she will want her serve to be more reliable than it was in the early stages of her ultimately easy semi-final win over Elina Svitolina.The 27-year-old has won just one of the four Grand Slam finals in which she has appeared — last year’s French Open.But she has shown already she can deal with a partisan crowd having beaten 15-year-old Coco Gauff on Monday.The size of the challenge confronting her is reflected in having won just one of her 10 previous meetings with Williams, although she has regularly taken her to three sets.“I believe that I have my chance to win against her,” said Halep.“Of course, I respect a lot what she has done and what she’s doing. But now I feel stronger mentally facing her.“We will see what is going to happen. It’s just a big challenge for me.”However, for Halep it is not about being the latest player to deny Williams equalling Court’s landmark.“I’m desperate to win Wimbledon more than to stop her.”Martina Navaratilova, who holds the record of nine women’s Wimbledon singles titles, says Halep’s hopes of getting Williams involved in long rallies to tire her out are likely to be dashed.“You can’t get to the big points because Serena is always ahead,” she told the BBC.“It’s the weapon of mass destruction I call it — the Serena serve.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Bron Lindgren for Bron’s AutomotiveBron’s Automotive wants to introduce our new team member, Shawn Long.  Shawn formerly worked at Olympia Autohaus where he specialized in Audi, Mercedes, Volkswagen, Porsche, and BMW.  (He still does specialize in these, however he has other strengths which we’ll get to in a second here!)Shawn grew up in Southern California, and attended the well-known and well regarded UTI Technical Institute in Phoenix, Arizona where he got his degree in Automotive Technology.  Upon graduation he gained experience in an independent BMW repair shop, and then moved on to a Toyota Dealership and a Lexus Dealership, where he benefitted from additional factory training classes.He then met his wife of 21 years, Heather, and he’ll tell you his life got even better.  Heather grew up in the Northwest and so they moved back up here and Shawn continued the Lexus theme at Seattle Lexus.  After 9/11 (2001), Shawn and Heather moved closer to Heather’s parents in Helena Montana.  There he did a stint in the Toyota Dealership before expanding his expertise by working for the Subaru Dealership for 3 years.  Eventually he moved to Olympia and began working in Independent Shops.Shawn has been an ASE Master Technician for a little over 25 years now, and also achieved the Master Tech Status with Lexus and was only one small class shy of gaining Subaru Master Technician status.  (he definitely knows Subaru’s)Shawn and Heather are members of the McKenzie Road Baptist Church in Olympia, where he serves as a Deacon.  He also helps them with their website and media presence.  When I asked him what his hobbies are, he immediately mentioned a 14-year-old Maltese/Yorkie mix, but also said he and Heather were interested in doing mission work in the future.  He also wants to partner with his Dad in restoring his Dad’s 1930 Ford Model A Coupe.One of Shawn’s strong points is that he is both what we refer to as a Gearhead and a Geek.  He gets the nuts and bolts and gears that have always been a big part of Auto Repair, but he is also very good at the computerized side of Automotive Repair that is so important on today’s cars.  It doesn’t matter if you need the latest software update installed in your BMW, or just need a DOHC timing belt done on your Audi, or a brake job on your Subaru, Shawn can handle it.One of Shawn’s vehicles, a 1964 Mercedes UNIMOG. Photo courtesy: Bron’s Automotive.So, you might wonder what a Tech like this drives?  He has a Subaru Outback with 403,000 Miles on it, a 1999 Volvo V70XC with 148,000 Miles on it, and a 1964 Mercedes UNIMOG (pictured!) UNIMOG is apparently German for Universal Motor Vehicle.So, if you formerly went to Autohaus to see Shawn, and have been wondering where he went, or if you would simply like to have a factory trained Technician watching over your vehicle, come over to Bron’s Automotive and meet Shawn, (and the rest of our team for that matter) If you’re lucky, he will have driven his UNIMOG that day.  Better yet, click here to make an appointment request for your car.last_img read more

first_imgBy Laura D.C. KolnoskiFORT MONMOUTH – As work got underway to prepare Fort Monmouth’s Avenue of Memories (Route 537) to reopen as a public thoroughfare for the first time since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, it became apparent it was not just another job for employees of the Monmouth County Department of Public Works and Engineering.One by one, stories began to emerge about their familial connections to the fabled Army base.“A lot of personnel have ties to the fort,” John Tobia, director of Public Works and Engineering, said recently. “Family members worked there. The grandparents of one of our supervisors met on the base. My great-grandfather, grandfather, and aunt worked there or were stationed here. A lot of the guys remember driving through as kids.”The Avenue of Memories runs from Route 35 in Eatontown at the front gates of Fort Monmouth to Oceanport Avenue in Oceanport. Prior to 9/11, the public was able to access this road as a thoroughfare between the two towns. After 9/11, and until the fort’s closure in 2011, the road was secured and open only through an ID checkpoint to military personnel, Department of Defense civilians and those with business on the fort.Route 537 (the Avenue of Memories) through Fort Monmouth will soon be reopened for the first time to the public since September 11, 2001.Improving and upgrading the road and its immediate surroundings, along with preserving and “cleaning up” the over 100 stone monuments along it has become a personal mission for county workers. Tobia said the monuments were installed in memory of members of the Signal Corps who gave their lives for their country over the years the fort was operational.The county will complete the work, then maintain the Avenue of Memories as part of a financial arrangement between the U.S. Army, the county, and the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA) expected to be finalized within weeks. By the end of 2016, the Army will transfer final ownership of the fort to the state through FMERA. To hasten the final transfer, FMERA will purchase the remaining fort parcels from the Army for $33 million with a loan from the Monmouth County Improvement Authority. About $10 million is expected to be repaid through proceeds from the sale of fort parcels, some currently in various stages of completion. The Improvement Authority will back the bonds, and FMERA must make payments over seven years.The Avenue of Memories includes Saltzman Avenue and Sherrill Avenue/Wilson Avenue. The county hopes to dedicate the roadway as a public right-of-way by late fall.The Route 537 entrance to Fort Monmouth, known as the Johnson Gates, are being retainedand maintained as the fort is redeveloped. Photo by Anthony V. CosentinoReopening Route 537 through the fort, which spans portions of Eatontown, Oceanport, and Tinton Falls, has long been requested by residents for convenience and traffic relief along busy Routes 35, 36, and adjacent thoroughfares. Built by the Army, the road’s physical condition and width didn’t meet modern county road standards and specifications.Monmouth County Freeholder Director Thomas Arnone, liaison to the Department of Public Works and Engineering, initially met with Tobia and County Engineer Joe Ettore to review and inspect the road prior to the start of work. County staff then began fixing the drainage system, trimming trees, mowing, and installing traffic markings, signs, signals, and lighting.“We began August 22, which is significant,” Tobia said. “August 20 was the 99-year anniversary of the fort opening. Guys took pride they were working to open the road 99 years later. Now, the Army, freeholders, FMERA, and our department members are all coming together to open it up in a significant time period.”“They are doing the work with tender loving care, dedication, and commitment in preserving the monuments,” Arnone said. “It’s a home run that will entice development even more.” Various layers of security are in place to keep the fort, its structures, and the public safe and secure once the Avenue of Memories becomes operational.The monuments will be preserved along with the red brick “Johnson Gate” entry arches at the Route 537 entrance of the fort. Other monuments are located throughout the base, including one dedicated to World War II, which has also been spruced up by county workers.Bruce Steadman, FMERA executive director, said monuments not among those lining the Avenue of Memories may be consolidated into two locations with parking for public access, perhaps in a park-like atmosphere. The monuments along the Avenue of Memories will remain in place he said, adding “John Tobia has expressed a strong interest in keeping them where they were installed.”“Our personnel in all divisions totally work as a team, going 110 percent on all special projects, but on this one, they take unique and personal pride,” Tobia said. “They want to make the road safe and aesthetically pleasing, but are especially enthusiastic about preserving the fort’s past.”“John Tobia and his staff are very dedicated to the memorials and are working tirelessly,” said Freeholder Lillian Burry, the county’s representative on FMERA who crafted the financial package with the Monmouth County Improvement Authority. County trucks and green-clad staff are working throughout the fort on landscaping, upkeep, and maintenance. Attendees at the September monthly FMERA meeting observed crews trimming trees outside FMERA offices at 7 p.m. All work is being done in an in-kind arrangement as part of the financial agreement.#3 (Johnson Gates) – The Route 537 entrance to Fort Monmouth, known as the Johnson Gates, are being retained and maintained as the fort is redeveloped.last_img read more