Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin WhatsApp TAGSGardaílimerickmobile phoneOperation Handsfree Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsLimerick Gardaí team up with mobile phone suppliers to cut road deathsBy Staff Reporter – September 19, 2016 595 Phone suppliers and Gardai are urging Limerick motorists to “go handsfree”WITH almost 2,000 drivers found using mobile phones in Limerick during the first eight months of the year, the message from An Garda Siochana is clear, “put the phone down while driving – it could cost you your life”.Operation Handsfree was launched in Limerick on Monday as a joint initiative involving Gardaí and local mobile phone businesses who are introducing special offers to encourage drivers to purchase handsfree kits and to stop holding phones while driving.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Inspector Paul Reidy of the Limerick Divisional Traffic Corp said that the aim of the initiative is to reduce fatalities on the road and the number of serious collisions.“Unfortunately we are at ten fatalities on Limerick roads so far this year while last year there were four for the entire 12 months. We are very concerned about that and we want to do everything we can about that’” he said.From Monday, September 19 to October 1, associated local businesses will be running special offers on handsfree kits for drivers to install and use in their cars.“We want to encourage people to avail of the offers and to cease the practice of holding a phone while driving” Inspector Reidy said after he said that 1,996 people have been detected committing the offence so far in 2016.Chief Superintendent Dave Sheahan said that the Limerick divisional traffic corp had “carried out a number of blitz detections and were catching 40 or 50 people using their mobiles while driving.“That should not be part of our job. We want to get the message across but, for some reason, it is not getting out there.“The aim of the initiative introduced by Inspector Reidy and local mobile phone business affiliated to Limerick Chamber is to create awareness rather than having people getting caught.“We want people to have the information. It is important to convince people that the idea of using a mobile phone while driving is a non-runner and everyone knows how dangerous it is but yet people still try to do it.“If you look at some of the hard hitting advertisements on radio and television that are out there now, it’s hard to understand why the message isn’t getting through” Supt Sheahan said.“I know in my house some people turn the television off because the advertisements are so graphic and hard hitting. What we are trying to do with this initiative is to try and create that extra awareness. We are not out there to try and catch people using their mobile phone. We are out there trying to save their lives. End of story.” WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisement Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLimerick is falling behind on Sport Capital Grant fundingNext articleCompetition winner Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook Print Email Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash
The investigation is ongoing. The Ithaca Police Department asks anyone with information regarding this incident to contact them at (607) 272-3245, the Police Tipline at (607) 330-0000, or the Anonymous email tip address: www.cityofithaca.org/ipdtips. ITHACA (WBNG) — Ithaca police responded to a personal injury motor vehicle crash yesterday evening on Fairgrounds Memorial Parkway. According to police, the crash followed a physical dispute. A vehicle leaving the scene hit a female and fled the area. The victim was taken to a regional trauma center and the extent of their injuries is still being determined. Police say the suspect vehicle was described as a dark colored, four door sedan. The driver of the vehicle has not been identified. The Ithaca Fire Department, Bangs Ambulance, and the NY State Police assisted the Ithaca Police at the scene.
Lawrenceburg, IN —On Wednesday, another arrest was made from a case that was developed from an early morning fire alarm that went off at the Baymont Inn in Greendale back on May 4th. Jessica Henry, 34 of Middletown, Ohio was arrested on allegations of Dealing in Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Maintaining a Common Nuisance.Back on May 4, when the fire alarm went off at the Baymont Inn, Officers also responded to an overdose death there as well. Officers learned that the room where the overdose occurred was rented to a Bette Staub, of AuroraIn developing leads from local law enforcement entities, Detectives from the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department assigned to the Special Crimes Unit subsequently arrested Bette Staub on June 8th. Immediately preceding Staub’s arrest, surveillance was conducted. Staub left Aurora for Fairfield, Ohio. It was observed that Staub met with Jessica Henry at a grocery store. Staub left the location in Fairfield and proceeded back to Indiana, where she was arrested. On June 8th, Staub allegedly was in possession of 68 grams of a drug believed to be methamphetamine along with digital scales, miniature measuring spoons, and several plastic baggies.After the arrest of Staub, Officers learned that the female Staub allegedly purchased the methamphetamine from in Ohio was Jessica Henry.
View Gallery (2 Photos)Every week, Herald Sports looks back on the prior week’s games for the Wisconsin men’s basketball team and assesses UW’s performance.The Badgers, now ranked No. 13 in both polls, finished the regular season with a 23-7 (13-5 Big Ten) record. Their final game of the season was a 93-65 loss last Sunday to No. 1 Ohio State. The Buckeyes, quickly becoming a huge rival to the Badgers, shot the lights out in Columbus, converting an NCAA-record 14 consecutive 3-pointers to finish the game 14-for-15 from behind the arc. The loss simultaneously highlighted concerns for UW’s defense and established OSU as one of the best, if not the premier team in the nation.Prior to facing Ohio State, Wisconsin traveled to Indiana last Thursday. The Hoosiers, last-place in the Big Ten, used their home crowd to their advantage and surprised the Badgers with a spirited effort. UW led by only four at halftime, and in the second half, several Badgers were saddled with foul trouble.Yet, point guard Jordan Taylor seemed determined to continue his remarkable season. The junior finished with a career-high 39 points, three short of UW’s program record. Taylor shot 11-for-19 from the floor, including 7-for-8 from 3-point range. Perhaps most important, he got to the foul line 10 times and sunk all of them. The Badgers left Bloomington with a 77-66 victory that resulted in a four-game winning streak that was ultimately snapped at Ohio State.Next, Wisconsin heads to Indianapolis for the Big Ten Tournament. The No. 3 seed Badgers will face the winner of No. 6 seed Penn State and No. 11 seed Indiana Friday night at approximately 8 p.m. CT.Offense: 3.5 out of 5If not for Taylor’s performance at Indiana, UW’s score here would be significantly lower. The Badger point guard, second on the team with 18.2 points and first with 4.8 assists per game, played 39 minutes against the Hoosiers – meaning he averaged an astonishing one point per minute.Outside of Taylor, only forwards Jon Leuer (16 points) and Keaton Nankivil (10) reached double-digits. The Badgers did shoot .490 from the field and .563 from three-point range, but without most of Taylor’s points, UW would have struggled to exit with its 11-point victory. Wisconsin, the nation’s best team from the foul line (82.7 percent) did make 20-of-22 free throws (90.9 percent).Against Ohio State Sunday, any offense in the nation – let alone Wisconsin’s – would have paled in comparison. In addition to their .933 shooting from three-point range, the Buckeyes also shot .681 from the field. UW, meanwhile, shot .417 from the floor and .375 from behind the arc. Freshman guard Josh Gasser led Wisconsin with 17 points, while Leuer contributed 16, Nankivil had 10 and Taylor finished with eight.Defense: 2.5 out of 5Against Indiana, Wisconsin – with the ninth-best scoring defense in the country (59.1 points allowed per game) – surrendered 67. The Hoosiers have the fifth-best scoring offense in the Big Ten at 70 points scored per game, slightly above the Badgers. So, while UW held IU below its scoring average, it gave up eight more points than it typically allows.The Hoosiers aren’t a bad offensive team – they have the third-best shooting percentage (.460) – in the conference, so against the Buckeyes is where most of the troubles came for the Badgers’ defense. Wisconsin struggled to closeout on Ohio State’s shooters, and its rotations were very poor.OSU’s best shooter, Jon Diebler, scored 27 points on 8-for-10 shooting, including 7-of-8 behind the arc. Freshmen sensation Jared Sullinger also scored 22 points for Ohio State.Bench: 3 out of 5Against Indiana, Wisconsin received slightly more than 50 percent of its offense from Taylor. With Nankivil and Leuer each scoring in double digits, there wasn’t much else needed from the bench. The Badgers’ six bench points came from Wquinton Smith, Mike Bruesewitz and Jared Berggren, each with three. Bruesewitz did pull down seven rebounds (three offensive) and contributed two assists.Three days later, UW received 14 points from the bench, but it made very little difference. Bruesewitz led the pack with five (zero rebounds, though), while Berggren, Brett Valentyn and Ryan Evans had three each. The Ohio State game was also the latest in a series of low points for reserve guard/forward Rob Wilson, who saw just two minutes of playing time and didn’t record a statistic of any type.Player of the Week: Jordan TaylorIf Wisconsin only played Ohio State this week, this section might’ve been absent. But due to his ridiculous effort at Indiana, Taylor gets the nod once again this week. In the Badgers’ first contest with the Hoosiers on Jan. 20, Taylor scored 28 points (previously a career high) and contributed eight rebounds and four assists. After that game, Indiana head coach Tom Crean became one of the earliest members on the Taylor bandwagon, calling him “one of the premier guards in the country.”After last Thursday’s game, Crean didn’t have to vary his postgame quotes very much.“Jordan Taylor flat out had a great performance,” Crean told reporters. “He made some incredibly challenging shots. He took advantage of us when we missed some assignments, and the biggest thing about a kid like that is he rises up.”