Warning that new city feud could lead to murder

first_imgA NEW feud in the Ballinacurra Weston area of Limerick could result in serious injury, or the loss of life through murder.That is according to gardai who “stressed” that a new violent dispute has escalated in recent weeks, as shots have been fired, acts of arson, criminal damage and serious assaults have occurred.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Detectives have warned that more incidents could follow, and threats could be “made good” if the situation is not brought under control.The comments of Det Garda Pat Whelan and Garda Garry Laide came as they opposed the bail applications of two men arrested in Roscrea and Limerick on January 5 last.Judge Tom O’Donnell heard Garda Laide state that the feud that has escalated in the last three to four weeks in the city could result in murder.Limerick District Court was stunned to silence as it heard that it was of a serious nature with many parties involved.Garda Laide gave evidence during the bail application of two men charged in connection with a serious assault in the area, where it is alleged, that four men, two carrying knives, alighted from a car and stabbed several times and assaulted a man in his 20s.Gardai told the court that they were objecting to the bail applications of the two as they feared witness intimidation, that further serious assaults or acts of crime would be committed.One man, a potential witness, who had attended the courthouse during the proceedings, told gardai that he would not stay in the area of Merchants Quay, as he alleged that he was in fear for his life after being threatened to withdraw statements he made to gardai.These statements, the court was told by gardai, form a major part of the case being brought by the State.A woman in her 40s was arrested after it was alleged she threatened to kill a potential witness linked to the this new and bitter feud.Gardai say that their investigations are ongoing. WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Linkedin NewsLocal NewsWarning that new city feud could lead to murderBy admin – January 12, 2011 538 center_img Email Advertisement Print Previous articleSection of Golf Links Road to closeNext articleMatt Cooper in Limerick tomorrow night adminlast_img read more

News story: Collaborating to support marine licence applications from the subsea cable sector

first_imgThe Marine Management Organisation’s (MMO) Marine Licensing Team have worked with the European Subsea Cables Association (ESCA) to develop a desk note to assist with marine licence applications.Trudi Wakelin MMO Director of Marine Licensing said: We worked closely with ESCA in developing this desk note to make sure that the content is of value to the cable industry and that the information contained in it gives a clear understanding of what applicants need to do to achieve licences. This demonstrates the benefits of working together to achieve the common goals of economic growth and environmental protection. The full desk note is available on the ESCA website. ESCA welcomes this publicly available desk note, which will ensure consistency for both applicant and regulator. This desk note provides an overview of the subsea cable sector, the relevant legislation, a description of the different types of cable, the main methods of cable installation, as well as the key impacts to be considered in a subsea cable application. Peter Jamieson, Chair of ESCA said:last_img read more

Women with heart risk

first_img <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3dkH1_8_Bs” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”> <img src=”https://img.youtube.com/vi/d3dkH1_8_Bs/0.jpg” alt=”0″ title=”How To Choose The Correct Channel Type For Your Video Content ” /> </a> Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women in the United States, deadlier than all forms of cancer combined. To make matters worse, in women the symptoms of cardiovascular disease may present differently than in men, and both treatments and risk factors may differ as well. The good news is that up to 90 percent of heart disease may be preventable, and that research into the unique risks and treatments faced by women has begun.Addressing the challenges that women face from this silent killer was the topic of the inaugural Dr. Lawrence H. and Roberta Cohn Forum, “Women and Heart Disease: What You Don’t Know May Kill You.” Presented in collaboration with the Huffington Post, the panel discussion was held Thursday at the Leadership Studio of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH). It was streamed to the Web and is available for viewing.The first step, the panel agreed, is to raise awareness of gender differences. The panel included Paula Johnson, cardiologist and executive director of the Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH); JoAnn Manson, chief of the division of preventive medicine, and co-director of the Connors Center, BWH; Frank Sacks, professor of cardiovascular disease prevention, department of nutrition, HSPH; and, speaking online from Nashville, Tenn., Stephanie Mohl, senior government relations adviser, American Heart Association.Tightness in the chest. Pain running down the arm. These are considered classic symptoms of heart disease, and they are — in men. In women, however, symptoms may include gastrointestinal upset, shortness of breath, or “overwhelming fatigue,” said Johnson. While these symptoms may be easily dismissed, especially by busy multitaskers, they shouldn’t be, because awareness is the first line of defense against a disease that kills a woman each minute. Contact your doctor, advised Johnson, for example, for heartburn, “if you take a Tums, and it doesn’t go away.”Many of the risk factors are different for women, as well. Although obesity, high blood pressure, and smoking all increase the chances for heart disease in women and men, women are disproportionately affected by diseases such as diabetes and certain disorders in pregnancy, such as pre-eclampsia, said Johnson. In addition, hereditary factors may play out differently in women, whose risk also goes up following menopause.Treating these risk factors is a major first step. “Heredity is not destiny when it comes to cardiovascular disease,” said Manson. Instead, behavioral changes, including diet and even moderate exercise, can greatly reduce the risk of heart disease or stroke. Although the effects of poor diet or exercise habits increase as we age, the opposite is true as well, as small changes have even greater benefits.“Women in their 60s or 70s, when heart disease rates go up, can really make a lot of progress in preventing heart disease and stroke by diet and by healthy lifestyle,” said Sacks. (These changes may also help prevent dementia.)The options for a “heart-healthy” diet, he said, are many. Nor, he stressed, is this diet the same as a low-fat diet. Fried fish, for example, can be quite healthy, if fried in a polyunsaturated canola or corn oil. He recommended the DASH diet, first developed by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, which is high in fruits, vegetables, fish, and poultry, and calls for restricted intake of processed and red meat. (DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension.) And although research, he said, is still ongoing about the role of sodium, in general health professionals believe we consume too much.Mohl noted progress in educating women and in reducing mortality in women. Citing the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign, she called for increased awareness, both in personal and public choices. “We’re trying to make the healthy choice the easy choice,” she said. “As we’re building new roads, let’s make sure we have bike paths or crosswalks, so people can walk safely” to encourage walking and biking. “Provide calorie counts, so people can eat better.”More research into how heart disease manifests in women, the panelists agreed, is also necessary. Only recently have clinical trials included women and minorities, said Johnson. Even then, the results for these subgroups often are not broken out, which means that gender or population differences cannot be addressed.This research must not only look into the causes and treatment of heart disease, but also into prevention. “We need much more research on how do you effect behavior change,” said Manson. “So much can be prevented, but very few women are doing this. Having funding for that type of behavioral change research — what works and what doesn’t — couldn’t be more valuable.”last_img read more

Our movement’s bright future

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Global conference unites CUs around shared system vision.by: Jim NussleThis year’s America’s Credit Union Conference is special because we’re holding it in conjunction with the World Credit Union Conference. I’m honored that Brian Branch and the World Council of Credit Unions will be sharing the stage with us.I’m looking forward to seeing and visiting with all of you as well as discussing my views about our movement’s bright future.The meeting offers us all an opportunity to network, meet other leaders in the global credit union movement, and learn from each other as we fight for the best interests of our members.We’ll explore the innovative ideas that drive positive change and advance our movement.Breakout sessions will focus on membership growth, leadership, advocacy, emerging trends, and operational excellence.We’ll showcase stories highlighting the credit union difference at the local level, including a special honor for Credit Union Magazine’s Credit Union Hero of the Year, Gail Lewis of 121 Financial Credit Union in Jacksonville, Fla. continue reading »last_img read more

BAAC offering mosaic series

first_imgBatesville, IN—Have you ever wanted to learn how to create your own mosaic? Next week is your chance through a Batesville Area Arts Council evening series class.  Mosaic artist, Vicki Murphy, who has visited Batesville Intermediate School and the Batesville Primary School will also be teaching an evening series for those who are interested in learning how to create a simple mosaic piece of art.  The evening series will be a two-night event. On the first night, Tuesday, February 18, the class will place mosaic pieces onto a surface.  The second night, Tuesday, February 25, the class will grout the art and it will be ready to take home.  The Mosaic evening series will take place at Batesville Primary School art room from 5:30-7:30 pm both nights. There is limited space available so to reserve your spot, email Laura Gilland at [email protected] .last_img read more