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_imgCalls for Service: 426 Daily Average: 60November 25, 2018: Sunday  Calls for service: 69 Stops: 16 Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 18 Alarms: 3          The Police Department assisted in 12 Fire and 6 EMS callsOpen property, Marshall Lane, at 6:17amProperty damage, 2700 block Central Avenue, at 10:38amFound animal, Gull Road, at 2:23pmSuspicious person, New Castle Road, at 6:49pmJuvenile problem, 400 block Haven Avenue, at 8:51pmGas leak, 100 block 12th Street, at 7:58pmNovember 26, 2018: MondayCalls for service: 45 Stops: 10 Accidents: 1 Property Checks: 17 Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted in 11 Fire and 7 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, 800 block Brighton Place, at 7:41amMedical emergency, 800 block West Avenue, at 8:51amCity ordinance work zone, 400 block Bay Ave. at 1:49pmVerbal dispute, 400 block Haven Avenue, at 3:45pmTheft from vehicle, 900 block West Avenue, at 4:01pmMissing person, Limpet Court, at 7:58pmNovember 27, 2018: Tuesday Calls for service: 69       Stops: 17 Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 17 Alarms: 2        The Police Department assisted in 11 Fire and 6 EMS callsCity ordinance construction, Surf Road, at 7:29amFraud, 3500 block West Avenue, at 8:45amFraud, 1000 block Asbury Avenue, at 11:26amDamage to vehicle, 100 block 12th Street, at 12:00pmHarassment, 700 block Asbury Avenue, at 1:22pmJuvenile problem, 800 block 2nd Street, at 4:40pmTheft form motor vehicle, 800 block Ocean Ave. at 9:12pmTheft, 800 block Central Avenue, at 9:15pmNovember 28, 2018: WednesdayCalls for service: 58Stops: 13 Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 21 Alarms: 2Police Department assisted in 7 Fire and 4 EMS callsOrdinance construction, 3rd & Corinthian Ave., at 12:28amTheft, Anchorage Drive, at 7:44amCriminal Mischief, 300 block Bay Avenue, at 10:55amProperty damage, 1000 block West Avenue, at 11:09amProperty damage, 1100 block Bay Avenue, at 2:17pmSuspicious person, at 1400 Prospect Place, at 7:54pmJuvenile problem, 1800 block Bay Avenue, at 8:15amNovember 29, 2018: Thursday Calls for service: 69 Stops: 27 Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 22 Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted in 11 Fire and 7 EMS callsDisorderly Conduct, 900 block West Avenue, at 6:07amProperty check, 600 block Bay Avenue, at 11:31amDisorderly conduct, 900 block Haven Avenue, at 6:25pmSuspicious person, 500 Battersea Road, 10:09pmSuspicious person, 1700 block Simpson Ave. at 11:03pmNovember 30, 2018: FridayCalls for service: 59Stops: 23 Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 20 Alarms: 1 The Police Department assisted in 10 Fire and 9 EMS callsOpen property, 800 block Saint Charles Place, at 8:41amFraud, Longport Bridge, at 9:41amBurglary, 600 block Central Avenue, 10:24amMedical emergency, 2700 block Haven Avenue, at 12:38pmVerbal dispute, East 16th Street, 10:11pmProperty check, 100 block 34th Street, 10:21pmDecember 1, 2018: Saturday Calls for service: 57   Stops: 10 Accidents: 1 Property Checks: 27 Alarms:  4     The Police Department assisted in 5 Fire and 3 EMS callsProperty check, 800 block West Avenue, at 9:11amSuspicious person, West Atlantic Blvd., at 3:15pmHarassment ,900 block Wesley Avenue, at 5:30pmAccident, 3300 block Asbury Avenue, at 7:12pmMedical emergency, 800 block 1st Street, at 9:21pmPUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: The Ocean City Police Department wants to remind residents and visitors of the following safety tips during the holiday shopping season. Place all gifts and packages in the trunk and out of sight. Park in well-lit areas. Use credit or debit cards for purchases to avoid carrying large amounts of cash. Carry purses and bags close to your body. Postpone mail and newspaper delivery while traveling. Report suspicious persons or activity and stay alert and be aware of your surroundings. The police department is located at last_img read more

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ The host for 2026 will be selected by the IOC in a vote on June 24 in Lausanne, Switzerland.The Canadian Olympic Committee said in a statement it was disappointed by the results. Calgary was the host for the 1988 Winter Olympics.“The opportunity to welcome the world to Canada, where people can experience the uniting power of the Games and within our nation’s culture of peace and inclusion, would have offered countless benefits to all,” the statement said. “This would have been a unique opportunity for Canadians to be leaders in fulfilling the promise of a renewed vision for the Games.”The results won’t be declared official until Friday. But the opposition was already celebrating.“I think that people had enough of the establishment, telling us what to do, what to think,” local councilor Sean Chu said.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Harden, Rockets power past Nuggets Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Mary Moran, CEO of Calgary 2026, called the issue “very divisive” and said it was time “to put that behind us.”“We really wanted this dream for Calgary to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games,” Moran said. “We learned so much about our community. We learned so much about each other.”The Alberta government made its funding of a bid conditional on holding a vote and provided $2 million to pay for it.“We fought many, many obstacles along the way,” said Scott Hutcheson, board chair of Calgary 2026. “We had three government partners that stepped up with billions of dollars to invest in this dream.”Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi voted for continuing with a bid. Calgary 2026 was hampered by last-minute negotiations over a cost-sharing agreement between the federal, provincial and city governments.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum The city council is expected to address the results on Monday, but there is little doubt the bid seems dead. The council has already shown skepticism, with eight of 15 members voting on Oct. 31 to scuttle the public vote. Ten votes were required for the vote not to be held.The defeat is a huge blow to the International Olympic Committee, which has only two candidates officially declared: Stockholm, Sweden, and a joint Italian bid from Milan and Cortina D’Ampezzo. Both bids also face opposition and financing problems.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThree other cities withdrew earlier this year — Sapporo, Japan; Sion, Switzerland; Graz, Austria — and Turkey’s Erzurum was eliminated last month by the IOC.The IOC was left in a similar spot for the 2022 Winter Olympics when numerous bidders withdrew. Only two unlikely cities expressed final interest, with Beijing, China, winning narrowly in an IOC vote over Almtay, Kazakhstan. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. A Calgarian arrives to vote in a plebiscite, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Calgary, Alberta, on whether the city should proceed with a bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)CALGARY, Alberta — Calgary’s bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics was rebuffed on Tuesday when local voters said “no” in a nonbinding referendum.Unofficial results showed that 56 percent voted against bidding for the Olympics. Results showed that out of 767,734 eligible voters, 304,774 cast ballots and 171,750 of those voted against the Olympic bid.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

first_imgThe Cleveland Cavaliers plan to waive the ex-Warriors guard less than a week after agreeing to a two-year, $6 million deal. The Cavaliers had until Monday before deciding whether to retain McCaw on a … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device* * *Subscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table bookNearly six months later, Patrick McCaw might receive what he wanted after all.last_img