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Burial of Limerick woman killed in the Netherlands

first_imgVanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Facebook WhatsApp Advertisement Email Dutch police at Savornin Lohman Street in Den Bosch, where the body was found.The county Limerick woman who died from severe head injuries at her Dutch home last Monday, is to be buried in her native Rathkeale tomorrow.64 year-old Martina O’Brien-Viguurs, a grandmother and mother-of-eight, was found dead after paramedics were called to her home at Savornin Lohman Street in Den Bosch, an affluent city in the southern Dutch province of Brabant.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Dutch police have confirmed they are treating the death as suspicious and local media reported that they were investigating whether the injuries were inflicted by a heavy, blunt object.Mrs O’Brien-Viguurs had been resident in the Netherlands for the past five years and had also lived in the Douglas area of Cork for a number of years. She is survived by six daughters, two sons and 11 grandchildren.Her husband, named locally as Arnold ‘Arno’ Viguurs, appeared in court yesterday in connection with her death and was remanded in custody to appear before a judge in Den Bosch within the next 14 days when a decision will be made on whether charges will be brought against him.Mr Viguurs, who is a retired real estate agent in his sixties, is well known in the area, having been on the local carnival organising committee.Neighbours said the couple’s home on Savornin Lohman Street had been sold for €225,000, with the couple intending to retire to Ireland.The Department of Foreign Affairs has been in contact with the woman’s Irish-based family, who were deeply shocked to be informed of her death on Monday evening.Mrs O’Brien-Viguurs’ removal will be from her daughter’s home in Douglas, Cork this evening with her funeral Mass in Rathkeale Church tomorrow. Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleFunding awarded to Limerick organisationsNext articleJP’s scholarships put Limerick students at the top of the class Editor Printcenter_img NewsBurial of Limerick woman killed in the NetherlandsBy Editor – November 13, 2015 767 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” TAGSCorkCourtdepartment of foreign affairslimerickMartina O’ Brien-ViguursRathkealerathkeale churchthe netherlands Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

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Tour trial gardens

first_imgUniversity of GeorgiaSee the newest plants for gardens and landscapes as you tour theUniversity of Georgia gardens at the annual UGA Trial GardensOpen House July 10.The event will include self-guided tours of the gardens, a plantsale including Athens Select plants, and a book signing andpersonal guided tours by world-renowned UGA horticulture expertAllan Armitage.The tours are on the hour and book signings on the half-hourbetween 8:30 a.m. and noon. Tickets are $5 at the gate.The gardens, on the UGA Campus in Athens, Ga., were created in1983 and serve as a testing ground for more than 600 kinds ofannual and perennial plants. The primary functions of thegardens are research and teaching, and detailed information onall plants is provided to all who are interested.The gardens are planted twice a year. The summer trials areusually planted in April and May and have major and minor beddingclasses, plantings of specialty annuals, many free-standingcontainers and two large perennial beds.Each type of plant is evaluated every two weeks to providedetailed information on the cultivars being tested. Performanceratings are collected based on flowering, leaf color, uniformityof habit and flower, resistance to insects and diseases andoverall appearance.Researchers also select the best cultivars for each color in eachclass of annuals and list them under “Best of the Best.” Eachyear they select the four to six recipients of the Classic CityAwards, the very best plants in the gardens over the entireseason, well worth a place in any landscape.The winter trials are planted in October and November.The gardens serve research and teaching and are an importantresource for breeders, retailers, growers, landscapers andconsumers.For more information and directions to the gardens, visit the UGATrial Gardens Web site .last_img read more

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Second-half eruption lifts Endicott over MMA

first_img Town report wins award – October 11, 2014 Fenceviewer Staff Bio Latest Posts Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all)center_img BEVERLY, Mass. — The Maine Maritime Academy Mariners jumped out to a 28-21 lead in the first half, but the Endicott Gulls rallied with five unanswered scores in the second half to secure a 53-28 win in a New England Football Conference game Saturday.MMA gained its halftime lead thanks mostly to hard-nose running of senior fullback Billy Wetherbee and senior running back Ryan O’Neal.Wetherbee carried the ball 34 times for 171 yards and O’Neal broke off big runs and eclipsed the 100-yard mark with two touchdowns in the opening half. The Mariners finished with 366 yards rushing.The Mariners set the tone on the opening drive of the game when O’Neal found a hole in the line for a 36-yard touchdown run just 2:47 into the game.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textLater in the first quarter, Endicott coughed up the ball in MMA territory for a second time, and the Mariners scored again with O’Neal’s second touchdown of the game to make it 14-0.The Gulls got on the board with a touchdown early in the second quarter, but the Mariners answered on the ensuing drive when a 41-yard run by O’Neal set up MMA’s third score of the game.Following O’Neal’s run, Wetherbee fumbled the ball at the one-yard line and Justin Lovely jumped on the loose ball in the end zone with 11:58 left in the first half.The Mariners’ final score came on a Michael Fahey touchdown pass to Lovely with 2:29 left before the halftime break.The still-winless Mariners are idle this weekend and will return to action on the road Oct. 19 at 1:30 p.m., facing the Coast Guard Academy.Find in-depth coverage of local news in The Ellsworth American. Subscribe digitally or in print. Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014 Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014last_img read more

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Division II transfer Bibbs wins starting role due to toughness

first_imgNick Bibbs limped toward the sideline, his left leg unwilling to bend. After a few painful steps, he paused suddenly and fell to the ground. Lying flat on his back, Bibbs grimaced and held that left leg. ‘It was just killing me,’ he said. Bibbs, a starting midfielder on the Syracuse men’s soccer team, suffered a deep bruise to his quadriceps after colliding with a Pittsburgh player in Saturday’s game against the Panthers. SU head coach Ian McIntyre sat him out the rest of the half, but Bibbs returned to gut out 25 more minutes in a 0-0 game. ‘He’s a very physical, athletic player for us,’ McIntyre said. ‘He’s a bit of a warrior as well.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder text That warrior’s mentality has earned Bibbs a spot in the starting 11 on the Orange (1-4-2) in just his first year with the program. The transfer from Division II Caldwell College has started the last five games for SU as a defensive holding midfielder. Bibbs has relied on his athleticism and toughness to earn the respect of his teammates. Heading into Tuesday’s non-conference matchup at home against Canisius at 7 p.m., Bibbs is looking to build on his gritty performance from the weekend. For much of the second half Saturday, Bibbs found himself hampered by the injury to his quad. His limp worsened after every tackle. His face wrinkled in pain after every collision. But he played through. ‘It shows character,’ SU defender Jakob Karlgren said. ‘He wants to win. He wants to play. Even if you’re hurt a little bit, he’s still in there and taking a lot of knocks. It’s a good signal for the team.’ One play late in the second half embodies that mindset. With 22 minutes to go, the Panthers linked together a few passes, resulting in a wide-open shot attempt from the top of the 18-yard box. But out of nowhere, Bibbs came sliding in to get a piece of the shot. It slowed the ball down enough so SU goalkeeper Jeremy Vuolo could make a sprawling save to knock it wide. ‘I’m supposed to protect my back four,’ Bibbs said. ‘If the (opposing team’s) forward is floating around and trying to check to the ball, I take responsibility for him.’ All game long, Bibbs shined in his role as holding midfielder. Playing directly in front of the Orange defenders, Bibbs is responsible for marking up on any opposing forwards lurking and waiting for a pass. This allows his back line to stay further back and prevents the other team from getting in behind the SU defense. It is in this role Bibbs’ athleticism truly benefits him. Listed at 5-foot-11, 170 pounds, he is ‘not the biggest guy,’ in the words of McIntyre. But that doesn’t prevent him from being a force in the air. In addition to Karlgren and McIntyre, fellow midfielder Geoff Lytle also acknowledged Bibbs’ ability to win important head balls as something that makes him a unique player in the Orange’s lineup. ‘He gets up there and just hangs in the air,’ Lytle said. ‘It’s wild to see him. That’s something you really need from a defensive midfielder to win those head balls.’ And on a team that has struggled to score goals this year, a dominant header of the ball could be the much needed remedy. McIntyre said he is looking for Bibbs to keep pushing forward on attacking chances and to use his athleticism and leaping ability on the offensive end of the field. ‘He has an aggressive mentality to go after the ball,’ McIntyre said. ‘We think we can get some more out of him going forward with his aerial ability.’ Perhaps that something will come as early as Tuesday. The game against Canisius should provide the Orange with chances to experiment, while still coming away with three points. The Golden Griffins are 0-5-0 this season and have scored just one goal. Syracuse should win and do so dominantly. It can’t really afford to do anything else. ‘I think we let a few games slip already, and we’d be very disappointed not to come out with (the win) in this match,’ Bibbs said. ‘We’re going out there like it is a Big East game. It’s another match, and we have to win matches.’ After intense massages and ice baths over the past three days, Bibbs has done all he can to make sure he will be ready to go Tuesday night. For McIntyre, players like Bibbs are essential to the turnaround of the SU program. ‘We need players like Nick Bibbs in our lineup,’ he said. ‘He provides us a bit of personality and character.’ [email protected] Published on September 26, 2010 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: [email protected] | @Michael_Cohen13 Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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