first_imgNewsCommunitySinn Féin TD says ban on scramblers needed, as issues worsen during Covid-19 lockdownBy Cian Reinhardt – April 13, 2020 655 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Covid antibody testing opens to public at Shannon Airport Limerick health chiefs urge public not to withhold information on virus contacts, as they investigate “complex and serious outbreaks” across midwest region Twitter Mass COVID testing to take place at University of Limerick following fresh outbreak of virus among student population Government announces phased easing of public health restrictions Print WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Previous articleLimerick singer Cat Reynolds is Ever After HappyNext articlePublic asked to celebrate frontline workers with #MyHeroes campaign Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] TAGSanti social behaviourCommunityCoronavirusCovid 19News Maurice Quinlivan TDSCRAMBLERS need to be banned from Limerick’s housing estates because of the danger they pose to the public and are causing annoyance to local resident’s, Deputy Maurice Quinlivan, Sinn Féin has said.The Sinn Féin Deputy says he has been contacted by “countless residents” across the city about the scourge of scramblers in Limerick’s estates.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “This issue isn’t new,” he said, “and Sinn Féin have previously brought forward legislation for them to be banned from being used on public land. Unfortunately, the government refused to act on this.“But now, as people are confined to their homes due to the Covid-19 lockdown, many are being subjected to constant noise and disruption from these scramblers. This is incredibly unfair especially when the extension of the lock down to May 5th at the very least.”The Limerick City TD believes the disruption caused by the scramblers is “adding to the challenge” parents have trying to keep their children inside and safe “when the children can look out the window and see others ignoring the public health advice and acting as if there is no pandemic”.“Also many elderly people are living in fear in their own communities,” said Deputy Quinlivan, “as they don’t want to venture outside for their bit of exercise within the 2km radius, when these people are on scramblers.“It’s already a difficult time for everyone, the last thing they want is this irritating and dangerous addition.“These scramblers are dangerous, extremely noisy and their use intimidates people, often results in public areas being destroyed and dug up, and they need to be banned.”The Sinn Féin representative said he has spoken to the Garda Superintendent in Limerick this week, and he hopes “the Gardaí will act on it.” Institute of Public Health addresses loneliness as a challenge to national health in light of Covid-19 restrictions Email Linkedin ‘Everything tells us we are moving forward’last_img read more

first_imgBrandon Niederauer is not your typical thirteen-year-old, and he’s certainly not your average guitar player either. He’s also a singer, a songwriter, and an actor currently starring in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Broadway production School of Rock The Musical. On top of all that, he’s a straight A student in the 8th grade taking 9th grade level classes, including Mandarin Chinese, Integrated Algebra, and Earth Sciences.He’s jammed with Buddy Guy, members of the Allman Brothers Band, including Gregg Allman, Butch Trucks, Warren Haynes, and Oteil Burbridge, as well as other notable musicians such as Stevie Nicks, Lady Gaga, Slash, Jon Batiste, Dweezil Zappa, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Dr. John, Gary Clark Jr., George Porter Jr., Robert Randolph, Karl Denson, also sharing stages with Umphrey’s McGee, Scorpions, Dumpstaphunk, Galactic, and so many more.Having performed with most living legends that the prodigy has been inspired by in his short lifetime, he’s also occupied Jam Cruise, Gathering Of The Vibes, Mountain Jam, and twice at The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. He’s been invited to play Madison Square Garden, The Barclay’s Center, The Capitol Theatre, and frequently shares stages with top bands touring through the New York area. Needless to say, the kid’s on fire. We were lucky enough to catch him during one of his busy days between rehearsal and showtime at the Wintergarden Theatre, before heading over to Sam Ash for a guitar demonstration. Meet Taz, the kid that does it all!This year’s Brooklyn Comes Alive features an incredible roster of over 50 performers, including members of Dead & Company, The String Cheese Incident, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Medeski Martin & Wood, Snarky Puppy, Dopapod, and so many more. Set for October 22, 2016, the event will span three of Brooklyn’s most popular venues — Brooklyn Bowl, The Hall at MP, and Music Hall of Williamsburg — all within a 10 minute walking radius. Tickets to Brooklyn Comes Alive grants you access to all three venues, and can be found here. More information can be found on the festival’s website.[Photo by Josh Timmermans]last_img read more

first_imgThe Jakarta Police detained 1,192 protesters during rallies across the capital on Thursday. Most detainees were high school students, Jakarta Police spokesperson Comr. Yusri Yunus said.“They are not workers who came to voice their opinions, but a group of high school students who came to deliberately incite riots,” Yusri said on Friday as quoted by kompas.com.He claimed investigators had found text messages asking students to incite riots during the rally. The police also claimed that certain people sponsored their trips to the capital by paying for their bus or train tickets.Read also: Civil groups urge police to stop ‘repressing’ omnibus law protesters In Medan, North Sumatra, authorities arrested 177 protesters during a rally in front of the North Sumatra Legislative Council (DPRD) building. They were immediately taken to the North Sumatra Police headquarters to undergo questioning and rapid antibody testing for COVID-19.Medan Police chief Sr. Comr. Riko Sunarko said the investigations into the arrested demonstrators were still underway. The police had yet to decide whether to release them.“At least three protesters showed reactive results,” Riko said on Thursday.North Sumatra Police spokesperson Sr. Comr. Tatan Dirsan Atmaja said at least six officers sustained injuries during a clash between the police and protesters on Thursday. He said the injured officers had received medical assistance.Rallies in protest of the contentious omnibus law continued on Thursday, three days after the law was passed by the House of Representatives on Monday. Some turned violent as protesters clashed with police.Read also: Cities flare up as jobs law protesters clash with policeReports of clashes, arson and arrests had come from at least a dozen cities and metropolitan areas, including Greater Jakarta; Yogyakarta; Medan, North Sumatra; Makassar, South Sulawesi; and Denpasar, Bali.Protesters demanded the law to be revoked immediately, as scholars, activists and labor leaders have called the law a setback to worker’s rights and environmental protection in the country.However, the government has insisted that the law is necessary to cut red tape and improve bureaucratic efficiency, particularly to improve business licensure and attract foreign investment. (dpk)Topics : The police have arrested more than a thousand demonstrators following a series of protests against the Job Creation Law in several regions across the country.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: The year 2018 witnessed plenty of twists, scandals and memorable moments. The Indian cricket team was once again gone back to the 90s, when they were ‘Tigers at Home and Lambs Abroad’. It was the time when Sachin Tendulkar carried the hopes of the nation while in 2018, Virat Kohli was the atlas of the side, carrying the weight of the nation on his shoulders. The year witnessed the Yellow Brigade giving the Indian Premier League a majestic touch. Chennai Super Kings, banned for two years, returned in grand style to the tournament under MS Dhoni’s captaincy. The colour yellow also proved to be scandalous, with sandpaper generating a major cricket storm. The year saw the sad departure of one of India’s premier match-winners. Here are all the memorable cricket moments of 2018.1.)    Finally breaking the jinx in South AfricaThe year started off on a bad note for India after they lost the Test series 1-2 to South Africa. However, in the six-match ODI series, India finally created history and broke their rut in a country where they had limited success. In 21 years of touring South Africa, India had won just five ODIs. In 2018, they achieved the number in a single series. Virat Kohli’s 558 runs at an average of 186 and Kuldeep Yadav (17) and Yuzvendra Chahal (16) helped India beat South Africa 5-1 to secure their first-ever series win. It was definitely one of the high points of the year.Read More | Steyn breaks Shaun Pollock’s record, becomes most successful SA pacer2.)    Virat Kohli – Greatness and nothing but greatnessWriting on Virat Kohli’s achievements is not enough to fill a novel. Such was the level of consistency that the Indian skipper redefined the word. His exploits in South Africa, England and Australia cemented his reputation as one of the modern day greats. In South Africa, he mastered the conditions to become the only Indian player to score a century in the Tests and he backed it up with 558 runs. In England, he overcame the mastery of James Anderson and the swinging conditions to register 593 runs in the Tests. In ODIs, he broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record and became the fastest to 10,000 runs. In Australia, he smashed his sixth Test century. Kohli’s batsmanship was a sight for cricket connoisseurs.Read More | Asian Games and CWG glory high points for Indian sports in 20183.)     Sandpaper generates Category 5 cricket stormNo one imagined that sandpaper would create such a big controversy. In the Newlands Test between South Africa and Australia, Cameron Bancroft of Australia took out sandpaper from his pocket and attempted to tamper the condition of the ball. He was caught and the ramifications proved to be massive. Bancroft, along with Steve Smith and David Warner, were banned by Cricket Australia. The event destroyed Australia’s sporting reputation. Cricket Australia’s CEO and other core members were sacked. Australia’s ‘win at all costs’ culture was deemed toxic. The fall-out continues even today. This event has ensured that cricket would never be the same in Australia.Read More | Pujara ton, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma 50s keep India on top4.)    Chennai Super Kings’ ultimate whistle poduIf one yellow generated controversy, the other brought sheer joy. Chennai Super Kings, who were banned from the IPL for two years due to the spot-fixing scandal, came back and the joy multiplied when the team was led by MS Dhoni. The team once again gave the Indian Premier League the flair it was missing. The team reached the final where they faced Sunrisers Hyderabad. Shane Watson blasted a century and Chennai Super Kings joined Mumbai Indians as the three-time IPL champions. It was the ultimate homecoming and whistle podu moment.5.)    James Anderson – King of swing now Emperor of pacersIn the era of Twenty20 cricket and three formats, the fast bowler is a rare commodity. However, England pacer James Anderson became the ultimate pacer in 2018. In the series against India, Anderson picked up 24 wickets, including 5/20 in the Lord’s Test. The crowning moment, though, came in the final Test at The Oval. Anderson bowled Mohammed Shami and picked up his 564th wicket, going past Glenn McGrath’s tally of 563 wickets and becoming the all-time leading wicket-taker for fast bowlers in Tests. His exploits ensured a rather ‘weak’ England side defeated India 4-1.6.)    Farewell to Cricket’s ultimate ChefAlastair Cook was the colossus in the England batting through their years as the dominant Test side. His 60 and 104 against India in Nagpur in 2006 made him a star for the future. His 766 runs in England’s 3-1 series win in Australia in 2011 made him a bonafide legend. In the ensuing years, runs dried up from his blade but in the final Test of England’s international summer, Cook, nicknamed ‘The Chef’ had his crowning glory. After scoring 71 in the first innings, Cook ended his career just like had begun. A century in his last innings and the reception he received was testament to his status. With 12472 runs at an average of 45, it was sad to see Test cricket’s classical batsman end his career.7.)    Paki ‘stunned’ by New Zealand after 49 yearsFor the number alone, the time taken to achieve this feat was herculean. In the Abu Dhabi Test, Pakistan was going along well in their chase of 175. However, Ajaz Patel’s 5/59 resulted in a collapse and Pakistan lost the Test by four runs, their closest margin of loss in terms of runs against New Zealand. Yasir Shah’s 14 wickets in Dubai, the second-best by a Pakistan bowler, ensured the hosts were back on level terms but a classic century from Kane Williamson gave New Zealand victory by 123 runs in the final Test. The 2-1 series win gave New Zealand their first win in a ‘home’ series against Pakistan.8.)    Mithali-Harmanpreet face-off hurts India women’s cricketWhen Mithali Raj, the most experienced player of the India women’s cricket team was benched for the semi-final of the women’s World T20 against England in West Indies, eyebrows were raised. India lost the match and was eliminated.  Following the loss, things took an ugly turn. Reports emerged of Mithali’s manager accusing Harmanpreet Kaur, the skipper of being ‘manipulative’ and called her ‘unfit as captain’. Ramesh Powar, the coach, termed Mithali as ‘aloof’ and ‘difficult to work with’. Mithali, in turn, lashed out at Powar and accused CoA (Committee of Administrators) member Diana Edulji of bias. Powar’s tenure was not renewed and in the selection of a new coach, WV Raman was appointed. However, the entire episode fractured the India women’s cricket team dressing room.9.)    Gautam Gambhir walks into the sunsetHe was the key factor when India won the 2007 World T20 and the 2011 World Cup. When Gautam Gambhir was dropped from the side, he was hurt but he continued to be a great servant to Indian cricket, mentoring and guiding the next line of cricketers in Delhi. When Gambhir announced his retirement by an emotional video message on Facebook, there was plenty of sadness. He scored a century in his last Ranji Trophy game against Andhra Pradesh and the felicitations, although slightly low key, highlighted the value of Gambhir.10.)  Steyn-Gun achieves immortality in South AfricaFor two years ever since 2015, constant injury issues threatened to derail his career. When Dale Steyn went past 400 wickets in just 80 Tests during the series against Bangladesh in 2014, it seemed that it would only be a matter of time before he would break Pollock’s record. However, a combination of groin, shoulder and heel injuries resulted in him missing plenty of games for South Africa. Steyn, though, found redemption in the Test against Pakistan in Centurion. When Fakhar Zaman edged him to slip, Steyn went past Shaun Pollock’s record of 421 Test wickets to become the leading wicket-taker for South Africa.Notable mentionsThe year started off disastrously for England. After being hammered 0-4 by Australia, they were reduced to 27/9 in the Pink Ball Test against New Zealand in Auckland. They were bowled out for 58 but New Zealand won the game and registered a series win against Joe Root’s side for the first time at home in over 30 years. The year ended on a high though, as they won in all three formats in Sri Lanka and achieved their first 3-0 whitewash in Asia.In some areas, certain dominations continued. Australia’s Southern Stars won the Women’s World T20 for the fourth time. In Twenty20 Internationals, Pakistan won an unprecedented 11 consecutive bilateral series. There were some changes made in India’s domestic circuit. In the Ranji Trophy, teams from the North East like Mizoram, Nagaland, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya participated as different teams for the first time. Puducherry, a union territory, also fielded a side for the first time. The Ranji Trophy witnessed Madhya Pradesh’s Ajay Rohera break a 25-year-old record by registering the highest score by a debutant in First Class cricket, with his 267 against Hyderabad beating Amol Muzumdar’s 260 which he made in 1993. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more