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Brick thrown through window of moving car

first_imgLinkedin WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsBrick thrown through window of moving carBy admin – September 12, 2012 535 Print Twitter AN O’BRIENSBRIDGE motorist had an horrific experience when a rock was fired at his car, shattering his window and cutting his arm.Anthony Hayes was driving past the railway tracks at Longpavement last week when a person jumped out and hurled a rock at his jeep.The window shattered and shards of glass came flying in, cutting his arm. Anthony’s wife, Leeanne Hayes, contacted the Limerick Post to warn other drivers about the incident.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “It was dreadful. He was in complete and utter shock. Luckily, there was no-one behind him as he had to really break hard. It was a terrifying experience,” Leeanne said. The incident happened so quickly that Mr Hayes couldn’t see whether the person who threw the rock was an adult or not. The incident happened at around 9.30pm.Leeane said that her husband contacted the gardai to report the matter “and we were told this is not the first time this has happened along there. It was very traumatic and we wanted other drivers to be aware that this has happened along that road”.center_img Previous articleTwo convicted of soliciting sex from undercover gardaiNext articleParents and children warned of suspicious approaches admin Email Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

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R&W Scott accredited as Living Wage Employer

first_imgPreserves business R&W Scott, which was sold to its management team by Real Good Food last year, has been accredited as a Living Wage Employer.The business, based in Carluke, Lanarkshire, said achieving the accreditation had been a priority following the management buyout in December.The Living Wage commitment will see all 90 R&W Scott workers receive pay above the Living Wage rate of £9 per hour. The government minimum for over-25s is currently £8.21 per hour.R&W Scott, which has been producing jams and preserves for more than 130 years, also makes chocolate flavoured coatings, sweet and savoury spreads and soft icings for retail, foodservice and wholesale customers worldwide.Last year’s management buyout was led by managing director John Easton (pictured above) and fellow directors Stephen Currie and Michael Hewitt.“Achieving Living Wage accreditation was one of our priorities when we took over the business at the end of 2018 and is a fundamental part of our commitment to being a fair and responsible employer,” said Easton.The Living Wage Foundation said more than 5,000 employers across the UK had now voluntarily committed to exceed the government minimum wage.“R&W Scott join thousands of small businesses, as well as household names such as Ikea, Heathrow Airport, Barclays, Chelsea and Everton Football Clubs and many more,” said Living Wage Foundation director Katherine Chapman.“These businesses recognise that paying the real Living Wage is the mark of a responsible employer and believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.”last_img read more

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Students enjoy versatility of new Library Lawn

first_imgLibrary Lawn is the newest renovation to Notre Dame’s campus, as the grassy area between Hesburgh Library and Notre Dame Stadium— also known as Library Quad — has been transformed into a hangout space for all students to enjoy.The quad is dotted with Adirondack chairs, fire pits and umbrellas, allowing students to utilize the lawn, no matter the weather.“I love the vibe here,” senior Alessandro Preda said about the lawn. “It’s very relaxing and mellow which makes it a great place to hang out,” John Salem | The Observer Located between Notre Dame Stadium and Hesburgh Library sits the new Library Lawn. The area includes chairs, umbrellas and a performance stage for students to use.Another highlight of the setup is the large black stage, which serves a number of purposes from concerts to live contests. The final section of Library Lawn — the area between the stage and the hangout area — is called ‘The Green’ and is meant to be a place for students to play recreational games such as cornhole and spikeball.The Library Lawn made its debut last weekend and the Student Activities Office (SAO) put together a number of events to draw in students to the renovated quad. These events ranged from sunset yoga to free frozen yogurt and culminated in a fireworks display Saturday night.The motivation behind the creation of the lawn are rather simple.“Everyone at the University was interested in the students having more opportunities for safe, outdoor fun on campus,” Nick Johnson, executive director of ND Innovates, said.Johnson also said the lawn was a collaborative effort between SAO and University Enterprises and Events, a division of the Office of the Executive Vice president, which is in charge of organizing and executing events on campus year-round. The two groups were inspired by similar renovations done in major metropolitan areas around the country in order to draw more people downtown.“The Library Lawn project not only makes better use of a beautiful green space framed by iconic buildings, but it’s a perfect location for students to relax,” Jennifer McGuire, athletic director at the University Enterprises and Events division, said.McGuire said student feedback has been “overwhelmingly positive” as the Notre Dame residents seem to enjoy the new hangout area quite a bit.“My favorite part of the lawn has gotta be the fire pits, because s’mores!” sophomore Karina Duffy said.Perhaps the most widely appreciated aspect of the Library Lawn is how many different purposes it serves.“I really enjoy the fact that, with the comfortable chairs and open spaces, the lawn is a great place to relax with friends and get some work done,” sophomore Hannah Wahle said.In addition, students enjoy having the room to spread out and enjoy the nice weather.“I love the lawn,” sophomore Katie Nolan said. “I live in Flaherty and don’t really have access to many open spaces like this.”Library Lawn isn’t the only renovation that SAO and University Enterprises and Events have planned.“Plans are afoot to similarly outfit additional space adjacent to the Hesburgh Library,” McGuire said.The aforementioned space will serve a similar purpose as the current lawn ,but more so will be a quiet area geared towards studying and work space. Both this new space and the current lawn are expected to stay open until the end of October, depending on the weather.Although Library Lawn has been met with much praise, it seems like there are still some aspects to be worked out down the line.“I wish the Wi-Fi was better out here,” Preda said.The lawn is currently open until midnight Sunday through Thursday and until 2 a.m on Fridays and Saturdays.Tags: cornhole, Hesburgh Library, Library Lawn, SAO, spikeballlast_img read more

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First Day Hike coming to state parks

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ind. — As people across the state are thinking about Christmas Parties and New Year’s Celebrations, the Indiana DNR is planning to kick off 2017 with its First Day Hikes and Horse Rides at Indiana’s State Parks on January 1.The DNR says that First Day Hikes are a healthy way to start 2017 and a chance to get outside, exercise, enjoy nature, and connect with friends.There will be 32 First Day events throughout the state.Brookville Lake, 4 p.m.: Meet at the Mounds State Recreation Area campground shelter house for an easy 0.7-mile hike on the Wildlife Wander Loop Trail. The hike should last about 45 minutes. Hot cocoa and a fire will be available afterward.Brown County State Park, 11 a.m.: Meet in front of Abe Martin Lodge for a “Hills ’n’ Hollers” hike. The 1.5- to 2-mile hike will last about an hour. After the hike, a hot chocolate bar will be available at the lodge.Charlestown State Park, 10 a.m.: Meet at the Trail 3 parking lot for a Rose Island History Hike. At 2.4-miles long, the leisurely hike should last about two-and-a-half hours. Hikers will see the remains of an amusement park and new exhibits interpreting them. Hot cocoa will be provided.Clifty Falls State Park, 2 p.m.: Meet at Lookout Point for a First Day Waterfall Walk. The moderately rugged hike is 1 mile long and should last about an hour. Bring sturdy hiking shoes and a camera.Falls of the Ohio State Park, 1 p.m.: Meet at the interpretive center for a Falls River Greenway Hike. The 3-mile, easy hike will last about two hours as visitors hike to the George Rogers Clark home site on the Ohio River Greenway.Hardy Lake, 1 p.m.: Meet at the main office for a 1.5-mile-long Wildlife in the Winter Hike. The hike is moderately rugged and will last about an hour.McCormick’s Creek State Park, 2 p.m.: Meet at Canyon Inn for a Canyon Hike and Photo Contest. The roughly 3/4-mile hike is easy to moderate. Hikers can bring cameras or smart phones to snap photos for an optional contest. Refreshments will be available at the end of the hike.Monroe Lake: Monroe Lake will host the fourth annual First Day Trail Run/Walk at Fairfax State Recreation Area. Registration/check-in runs from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. at Bayview Shelter. The run/walk starts at 3:30 p.m. The event is untimed. Participants can choose from a 3.5- to -4.5-mile course or a 1.5- to 2-mile course. Registering in advance costs $15. The advance registration deadline is Dec. 30.Those who register in advance will have access to a post-event hors d’oeuvres buffet at Fourwinds Lakeside Inn. The first 300 people to register in advance will receive a commemorative patch and a $15 gift certificate for the restaurants at the Fourwinds Lakeside Inn.Same-day registration is also $15. More information and online registration is at mag7raceseries.comO’Bannon Woods State Park, 1 p.m.: Meet at the nature center to walk with the park’s oxen, Forest and Gump, and its donkeys, Garth and Gracie. The walk will be on a roadway for about 1 mile. Enjoy refreshments upon return to the nature center. The event is contingent on weather and road conditions.Spring Mill State Park, 10 a.m.: Meet at the Lakeview Activity Center for a two-hour, 2.5-mile hike. Hot chocolate and coffee in the Lakeview Activity Center will be available after the hike, courtesy of Spring Mill Inn.Summit Lake State Park: An indoor activity for kids starts at 11:30 a.m. At noon, hikers should meet at the park office for a “Hike in the Hidden Prairie.” The hike will be 3/4-mile long along a mowed path and will last about an hour. Coffee, hot chocolate and donuts will be available.Versailles State Park, 2 p.m.: Meet at the pool parking lot in front of the mountain bike trailhead for a 4-mile hike. The hike will last about two hours. Sturdy hiking boots, water and hiking sticks are recommended. Well-behaved dogs on leash are welcome.Whitewater Memorial State Park, 11 a.m.: Meet at the Poplar Grove Shelter for a moderate, 2.5-mile hike on the Memorial Loop Trail. The hike will take approximately 90 minutes. Participants can drink hot cocoa around a fire afterward.last_img read more

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Floyd Mayweather to pay for funeral of George Floyd

first_imgBoxing superstar Floyd Mayweather has sent a cheque of $88,500 to the family of George Floyd to cover the cost of his funeral according to media outlet TMZ.Floyd passed away after a police officer was filmed kneeling on his neck in the streets of Minneapolis in an incident which has since sparked protests in the United States and various parts of the world.Funeral services for Floyd are expected to be staged in various cities including Houston,Charlotte,Minnesota and a yet to be confirmed location.Mayweather also paid for the funerals of Genaro Hernandez, his former opponent, and the legendary Joe Frazier in 2011.According to the camp of Mayweather,he felt obliged to contribute in this manner as his way of showing emotion and sympathizing with the family.Reports from TMZ also confirmed that the family have accepted the cheque.Derek Chauvin,the police officer involved in the incident has been sacked and charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.last_img read more