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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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2014 Olivier Awards to Include Bernadette Peters and ABBA Reunion

first_imgGimme, gimme, gimme a Broadway star before midnight! The Olivier Awards has announced that this year’s ceremony will include a performance by two-time Tony winner Bernadette Peters, as well as ABBA’s Benny Anderson and Björn Ulvaeus reuniting alongside the current West End cast of Mamma Mia! as the show celebrates its 15th anniversary. Additional performances will include opera singer Joseph Calleja, who is currently singing the title role in the Royal Opera’s production of Faust, the casts of the Best New Musical nominees: The Book Of Mormon, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Once and The Scottsboro Boys, as well as the nominees for the BBC Radio 2 Audience Award: Les Miserables, Matilda, The Phantom of the Opera and Wicked. Star Files The awards will take place on April 13 at the Royal Opera House. As previously reported, stage and screen stars Gemma Arterton and Stephen Mangan will host. Presenters will include Sex and the City and Fatal Attraction’s Kristin Davis, Rufus Hound, Mark Strong, Michael Ball, Nigel Harman, Luke Treadaway, Ruth Wilson and Dames Penelope Keith and Gillian Lynne.center_img Bernadette Peters View Commentslast_img read more

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Florida Doctors Preparing for More Cases of Children’s Illness

first_imgWith the coronavirus still occupying most of their time and attention, doctors in the Sunshine State are dealing with another challenge – a COVID-19-related illness that attacks children and teens.The disease, in which several body parts such as the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, gastrointestinal tract, skin or eyes can become inflamed, has infected children and young adults under the age of 21. New York City has reported that 147 children have the condition.Known as MIS-C, the illness has made its way to Florida with seven confirmed cases, and medical professionals expect to see more.The condition, although rare, often appears quickly, requires hospitalization, and could become life-threatening if it affects the heart or kidneys.Officials at six of Florida children’s hospitals say they have admitted and are monitoring children with suspected MIS-C cases.“Only a small number of children experience MIS-C, but it can be serious and require a lot of support system,” explains Dr. Balagangadhar Totapally, chief of the division of critical care medicine at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami.The most common symptoms are persistent fever and abdominal pain and sometimes a rash or pink eye. Previous exposure to COVID-19 appears to be the main risk for becoming infected with the new illness.Most young people with MIS-C have antibodies against the coronavirus, instead of actually having been infected.Doctors believe that factor suggests that the syndrome could be the result of a delayed immune response that appears about four weeks after being exposed to the coronavirus.“MIS-C presents a few weeks after the peak of infection in a community, so that’s right about now,” Totapally adds.Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is creating a specialized unit for the treatment of children with MIS-C. It will include a four-room pod as part of the hospital’s 40-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.Totapally’s hospital reported its first case about 10 days ago. He believes Florida may have more cases of the children’s illness than what the state numbers reflect. Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week created guidance to diagnose MIS-C, “borderline cases may not show up in the numbers,” Totapally says.Looking to make a splash this summer? Dive into these CDC tips for enjoying the pool & preventing #COVID19. Practice social distancing, wear a face covering when out of water, except for children 2 & under, and limit sharing of pool toys. Remember to stay home if you are sick. pic.twitter.com/uQCjDppQmo— CDC (@CDCgov) May 22, 2020 At least 12 children in South Florida are being monitored for the illness.In young children, symptoms of the MIS-C usually resemble those of Kawasaki disease, which is a rare and milder inflammatory illness. However, teens and young adults seem to have a more inflammatory response to MIS-C. Researchers now believe that some children who were originally diagnosed with Kawasaki disease in the U.S. between January and May of this year may actually have had MIS-C instead.At Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood, a section within the COVID-19 unit has been created for children who are thought to have MIS-C. “There is an area now where we do have children undergoing testing to rule out as to whether they have MIS-C. If they all came in presenting the same way, life would be easier for everyone involved,” says Dr. Laura D’Addese, a pediatric cardiologist.She adds, “The biggest concern we have right now, especially in kids, is largely stemming from inflammation around the heart,” D’Addese said. In South Florida, children’s hospitals are sharing research and experiences.According to Dr. Paul Robinson, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics Florida Chapter, the state’s pediatricians are on alert. “About 99 percent of the time the children have fevers and they look sick. It should be easy for a doctor,” he says. “If they have seen Kawasaki, they should be comfortable finding this and telling the patient to go to the hospital.Although there is no cure for MIS-C at this time, local doctors say their patients respond to treatment fairly quickly. Dr. Totapally, at Nicklaus in Miami, says children improve “usually within days.”As of this week, more than 20 states around the country have reported cases of MIS-C. At least four children, including three in New York and a 15-year-old girl in Maryland, have died of apparent MIS-C in recent weeks.UPDATED: Local Children Diagnosed with Illness Possibly Linked to COVID-19last_img read more

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