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Two men arrested linked to bogus charity collection in Limerick

first_imgAdvertisement Linkedin Previous articleLimerick campaign to reverse VAT on health food supplementsNext articleLisa Marie will not seek re-election Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook Twitter Printcenter_img Gardaí have arrested 2 men in their 30s and 40s following reports of people distributing leaflets for a suspected fraudulent charity in the Annacotty area of Co. Limerick on the 7th February 2019.Gardaí received a report of a possible bogus charity collection where people were calling to houses in the Annacotty area alleging they were raising money by collecting clothing. Gardaí carried out a patrol of the area and 2 men were arrested, brought to Mayorstone Park Garda Station and detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984. They have since been released and a file will be prepared for the DPP.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Speaking at Henry Street Garda Station, Sgt Ber Leetch said ‘The community in Annacotty should be commended for this. Someone obviously didn’t think this was a genuine charity and phoned it in, which is exactly what we want to see. No genuine business or charity will mind you carrying out your own enquiries or calling An Garda Síochána.  If a person calls to your door offering you professional trade services, selling goods or collecting for a charity and you are worried they are not bona fide, tell the caller that you never deal with people who ‘cold call’ to your door. Ask for a brochure or documentation so you can carry out checks and verify their credibility. We always want to hear if there are people in the area who may be offering goods or services that are not genuine so don’t be afraid to pick up the phone and call us ’ NewsCrime & CourtTwo men arrested linked to bogus charity collection in LimerickBy Staff Reporter – February 8, 2019 2262 Email WhatsApplast_img read more

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HSE launches occupational asthma website

first_imgA website with advice on how to reduce occupational asthma has been launchedby the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The site is aimed at employers, safety representatives and healthprofessionals and is part of the HSE’s campaign to reduce occupational asthmaby 30 per cent by 2010. Information on the site includes the main causes of occupational asthma,what it is like to get the disease, what employers have to do to protect theiremployees and what the HSE and others are doing to tackle the problem. There is also access to video clips, case studies, and plans of action onoccupational asthma, agreed by the HSE’s asthma project board and advisorycommittee on toxic substances, which can be downloaded, as well as access toguidance on the main causes of the disease. Occupational asthma is the most frequently diagnosed respiratory disease inthe UK, with between 1,500 and 3,000 people developing it every year. Some sufferers never work again, while others have to change jobs to avoidexposure to the substance that caused the asthma. www.hse.gov.uk/asthma HSE launches occupational asthma websiteOn 1 Apr 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more

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In the mind’s ear

first_img A mobile comes home Museum staff work to hang the mobile. Carlos Amorales called the work “an expansion of the building.” Alexander Calder would have admired the new installation that hangs above the Harvard Art Museums’ Calderwood Courtyard. Constructed of 16 chrome-plated steel triangles, 15 painted steel bars, and black climbing rope, “Triangle Constellation” attaches to the steel trusses that support architect Renzo Piano’s glass ceiling. The piece evokes the work of Calder (1898–1976), the renowned American sculptor considered by many the father of the mobile.It’s no surprise. Carlos Amorales, the Mexican artist who created the Harvard sculpture on a commission, was part of a residency at Calder’s country house and studio in Saché, France, three years ago. There in the French countryside, he immersed himself in Calder’s world and work, particularly the organic-seeming structure of the mobiles. “They have these branch-like ways of coming together,” Amorales said recently, speaking by phone from his studio in Mexico City. “By looking at his work I got this image: I wanted to make a mobile with symbols.”That image became Amorales’ 2012 piece “We’ll See How All Reverberates,” which was displayed at the Guggenheim Museum in New York and is the predecessor to the Harvard work. In the earlier installation, Amorales opted for 35 copper symbols instead of steel triangles to create his “public instrument,” one that anyone could play with the piece’s accompanying mallets — no specific musical training or lengthy lessons required. Harvard Art Museums’ Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography Deborah Martin Kao (from left), Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Mary Schneider Enriquez, and artist Carlos Amorales watch the action. A new piece by Mexican artist Carlos Amorales is installed from the courtyard ceiling of the Harvard Art Museums. The installation is a large mobile made up of 16 large steel triangles. Jeff Cook is pictured during the installation. Photos by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographercenter_img Museum guests observe the installation, which celebrates Piano’s architecture while encouraging visitors to “see the space differently,” said Mary Schneider Enriquez, the Houghton Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. Collections Specialist Sean Lunsford lends a hand during the installation. According to Amorales, the Harvard piece is more “about the idea of sound than how it sounds.” The same goes at the Harvard Art Museums. On special occasions, visitors will have the chance to treat Amorales’ piece as a giant instrument, swinging one of two long steel “strikers” to gently play the lowest hanging triangle, which is the size of a standard orchestral triangle. The triangles get bigger the higher up they hang. The largest measures almost 6 feet on each side.But those musical interludes will be fleeting. According to Amorales, the Harvard piece is more “about the idea of sound than how it sounds.”In planning the piece, Amorales and Harvard curators discussed its size and scope. It had to be big enough to animate the vast space, it had to complement Piano’s bold plan — which unites the Fogg, Busch-Reisinger, and Arthur M. Sackler museums under one roof — and it had to be transparent. (A key feature of Piano’s design is the open sightlines that allow visitors to easily peer into different collections from the museum’s central circulation corridor.)Amorales called the work “an expansion of the building. You see how a triangle expands, how it becomes larger and larger. And then, how conceptually, you can see [through the triangles], but also through the windows, through the collections. It’s like a center.”The sculpture also highlights curators’ ambition for public spaces in the newly reopened museums. Placing even more art in the courtyard fit “the opportunity to bring art out of a traditional gallery space and have it make a statement, so that visitors could then think of art in different ways,” said Mary Schneider Enriquez, the Houghton Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, who helped select Amorales for the commission.His work, she said, also celebrates Piano’s architecture while encouraging visitors to “see the space differently.”“We are up and alive,” added Enriquez, “but we are still actively moving forward and doing new things, and so this [work] puts a kind of frame around who we are as we grow.”last_img read more

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Year in Sports : Rebuilding a powerhouse: Dave Reischman wanted the challenge of bringing SU’s men’s rowing back on top. In less than 6 years, he’s accomplished plenty

first_img Published on April 25, 2008 at 12:00 pm On the bank of a river in Racice – an industrialized city in the Czech Republic still wearing the affects of communism, Dave Reischman flew down a bike path. The finish line appeared in sight, and excitement swelled in Reischman.A bit strange considering:a) He wasn’t actually in the race.b) The finish line was not on land. It was in the middle of the manmade river he rode alongside.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut this was the No. 11 Syracuse men’s rowing coach’s first time being involved in the international scene of men’s crew at the 1993 Rowing World Championships, coaching a qualifier for the men’s single sculling competition. And as long as Reischman’s legs could keep up with the methodic movements of every rower on the waterway, he wasn’t going to miss a race.Why else would the head coach devote time leading up to the races fixing up a rickety Ukrainian mountain bike? Why else would he put up with the ragging from senior coaches for his borderline obsessive enthusiasm for the race? Why else would he log several miles a day to watch each 2000-meter sprint?Why – Reischman knew that bike trail would provide him with a view to the quality of rowing that he’d never seen before. ‘I’d be like ‘Wow, did you see that?” said Reischman, his face still becoming wide-eyed as he describes the scene in Europe from his office in the Archbold Gymnasium 15 years later. ‘And then I’d turn and peddle back to the start and catch the next race.’That’s the fervor generated by a rowing maniac. One who prefers to spend his time picking the brain of former and current rowing stars. One who mastered terrain by bike just so he could get a better glimpse of the water. A bit geeky perhaps – after all Reischman holds a computer science degree. Then again, there’s that one time the head coach recalls he landed a computing job. All day he just fantasized about rowing. Lineups, strategies, rowing techniques. He couldn’t get it out of his head.Now he’s brought that expertise, that obsession, to SU. In 2002, Reischman took over a once-great, now floundering program. He’s turned it into the most successful sports team at Syracuse. His Varsity Eights crew has lost only one race during the regular season in the past three years. The team has won more hardware than the school had seen in its trophy case in more than a decade. ‘Rebuilding is sort of a young guy’s game sometimes,’ the 43-year-old Reischman said. ‘And I didn’t know how many more shots I’d have at it. So I figured (Syracuse) was the challenge I was looking for – I couldn’t leave it for someone else to do.’He has built up programs twice before – first with his alma mater Gonzaga and then transforming a run-of-the-mill Oregon State program into a national contender.At the time, Reischman said he looked at all the team’s that had once been considered a crew powerhouse and felt Syracuse had slipped the furthest. But after leading Oregon State to a fourth-place finish at the national championships in the spring of 2002 – that’s exactly the test Reischman wanted. The SU program’s supporters couldn’t be more pleased.‘I can’t be more satisfied with what coach Reischman has done for this team,’ said John Nicholson, editor of the Syracuse rowing alumni newsletter the ‘Orange Oar.’Last weekend, Nicholson said the rowing alumni listserv flooded the server with e-mails. Crew members from as far back as the 1950s were sending congratulations out to Reischman and the approximately 250 rowing alumni on the listserv. The Orange crew had just pulled off a win over Cornell and Navy to win the Goes Trophy. Both SU opponents were ranked near the top 10 nationally. But for the SU alumni, the win signified something much more than that. Reischman had said he didn’t believe in rebuilding seasons. Now he had proved it.Last season’s crew graduated 12 of its 16 best rowers. That senior class had previously completed back-to-back unbeaten seasons. That core had done a majority of the work turning around a program that had managed one victory in the first three seasons of Reischman’s tenure. But Reischman wasn’t going to settle for a down year.He plucked walk-ons like Tyson Bry, Brian Azeff and Mike Bagnall out of the crowd and turned them into varsity rowers, while also relying on junior Martin Etem and senior Ryan Armstrong. Reischman and his assistants built a competitive team that sped by its rivals last weekend – and in the process captured the Goes Trophy for the third consecutive year, a feat Syracuse had never achieved in the 54-year history of the race.Reischman brings a ‘fierceness’ to every race, Etem said. Reischman’s honest, blunt – not afraid to share his thoughts, including the insight he’s picked up through the years. Etem said he believes quality helps create victories. And it’s a trait others also have noticed.‘He’s a very diligent driven guy, who puts all his energy in his programs, teams,’ said Kris Sanford, SU’s women’s rowing head coach. She toured Reischman around the athletic facilities, the first time he came to campus, while considering the Syracuse job in 2002. ‘I think it came across very clearly he was somebody who liked to build programs,’ Sanford said.Walking through Manley Field House and the boathouses with Sanford, Reischman said he could sense potential. But he realized he’d have to change nearly every single aspect of the program to discover that capability. First, he noticed a disconnect on the squad. Reischman wanted his players to have a certain attitude. He got rid of the ones who didn’t and implemented his own regime. He applied a little bit of everything he had learned over the years. Everything from watching stroke counts while peddling his bike in Czech to what he picked up form mentors on his path to Syracuse. Throughout his 21 years of coaching – including 19 as a head coach – Reischman remembers studying and apprenticing from older coaches. But his greatest mentor was the first he met. Harvard head coach Harry Parker, who Reischman described as the ‘Vince Lombardi’ of rowing coaches, took Reischman on as an intern when he graduated from college.‘He’s pretty green when he first came,’ Parker said. ‘He was very observant. He showed very good judgment. Even then he had confidence in himself and his ability to teach. That’s important.’Even today, Reischman likes to pick the brain of the 71-year-old Parker. The two still go rowing together – one of the most recent tours was at the prestigious Henley Regatta in England – discussing their lives and the sport that dominates it.Reischman imparts on the SU crew members a focus on attitude and an intense work ethic. Even the alumni get a taste of it. Reischman will let them ride alongside him during practices for some in-depth perspective on how the head coach ticks.‘When I sit down with Coach Dave you know his heart and his intellect are with this team and this program,’ said Jason Premo, president of the Syracuse Alumni Rowing Association. ‘And his knowledge of this sport is beyond anyone I’ve ever spoken with.’ With the established success come heightened expectations. Reischman talked about changing the ‘institutional memory’ of a school used to losing when he arrived at Syracuse. Now that he’s created that atmosphere, Reischman knows he’ll have to deal with the opposite – a program that always expects to win. Naturally, Reischman plans to do that. He guarantees his expectations are higher than any alumni. Due to all the recent successes, Reischman said he’s optimistic about the program’s direction. He’s less animated now down at the raceways, adding he bikes to view his own races but usually not other heats.Reischman uses his spare time on race day to relax. The head coach owns a Gary Fisher mountain bike for riding with other coaches alongside the water, but he now prefers to cycle around in order to unwind between races.Still, as he rides around, the fervor for the sport he can’t get enough of churns in his mind. Reischman said Syracuse needs to be one of the top six boats to qualify for the Grand Final. The Orange needs to compete for a national championship every year.‘Yeah, we’ve had some success,’ Reischman said. ‘And we’re happy about that. But I don’t know if anybody in the program is satisfied. There’s plenty more speed to gain.’[email protected] Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Lionel Messi says he struggles to score goals for Argentina

first_imgBarcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi admits he is finding it difficult to score a goal for the national team after failing again against Colombia.Messi has scored just one goal at the Copa America, breaking his country’s duck in the tournament against Paraguay, but was kept at bay for the third consecutive occasion by man of the match David Ospina in Friday night’s quarter-final victory.”It’s incredible how difficult it is to score a goal for the national team,” he said after the game.“We gave our best performance of the Copa America, creating chances all over the pitch, and luckily went through on penalties. “Unfortunately we couldn’t score a goal and were lucky on penalties.”–last_img

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Tanishq, Aarya top seeds in sub-junior badminton championship

first_imgMumbai, May 27 (PTI) Tanishq Saxena of Mumbai and Aarya Deshpande of Satara will be the top seeds in the under-15 boys and girls groups respectively in the first Maharashtra sub-junior badminton championship beginning tomorrow.The tournament is jointly organised by the Brihanmumbai Kreeda aani Lalitkala Pratishthan (BKLP) and Jayesh Dhuri Badminton Foundation (JDBF) under the aegis of Maharashtra Badminton Association (MBA), a media release issued here said today.Tejas Shinde of Sangli and Tara Shah of Pune will be top seeds in the under-13 boys and girls groups respectively.The week-long tournament will be played at the badminton courts of Kalidas Sports Complex in Mulund from tomorrow till June 3, the release said.The tourney has received an overwhelming response with more than 550 entries in the U-13 and U-15 age groups for the singles and doubles matches, it said. PTI NRB NPlast_img read more

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