New bridge key element of linked walkways around Kilmallock

first_imgNewsCommunityNew bridge key element of linked walkways around KilmallockBy Staff Reporter – June 20, 2018 1388 Linkedin Click here for more community news. Print Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSBlossom GateCollegiate ChurchdevelopmentDominican PrioryexerciseHinterland FundingKilmallockKing’s CastlelimerickLimerick City and County CouncilLimerick/Bruff Roadmedievalpedestrian bridgeR512River LoobaghRiverside WalkWalkway Council defers sale of city property to Tait House Twitter Step Up, Stay Put – The Lockdown Challenge Email Advertisement New high-end jobs for Shannon Limerick people will have their say on ‘bigger picture’ issues A new pedestrian bridge has been lifted in to place in Kilmallock in County Limerick and is a key element of the provision of a series of linked walks around the town.Crews from Limerick City and County Council along with contractors Kenny Civil and Plant Limited lifted the bridge into place on Thursday 14 June 2018.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The new bridge is located immediately downstream of the existing road bridge on R512 Limerick/ Bruff road.The bridge is 28 metres in length with a two-metre wide hardwood timber deck. The steelworks and decking were fabricated off site and transported to Kilmallock ahead of its installation.The new bridge will provide a dedicated crossing point for pedestrians and a greatly improved link from the historic town of Kilmallock to the recently developed Riverside Walk.The cost of the project is €247,000 and is co-financed by Hinterland Funding and Limerick City and Council Development Funds.The bridge is expected to open to the public in mid-July 2018.  Limerick City and County Council will then carry out improvement works on the existing bridge which will provide some additional width for road traffic.The new pedestrian bridge over the River Loobagh is a key component of plans to provide a series of linked walks in and around the historic town of Kilmallock.Kilmallock is distinguished by its built heritage and, in particular, the town walls which are recognised as one of the most striking examples of medieval walls in Ireland. The walls are a prominent feature of the built heritage, due to their near-completeness, their function as property boundaries and their effectiveness in defining the medieval character.The walled defences are preserved for almost the entire circuit of the town. They are particularly impressive along the west side where the walls survive for nearly 600m. Elsewhere they remain at ground level, or exist as low walls rebuilt by succeeding generations.Within the walls there are several considerable monuments, including Blossom Gate, King’s Castle, the 13th century Collegiate Church of St Peter and Paul, a late medieval stone mansion fronting the main street, as well as the remains of many stone buildings incorporated into the fabric of later structures. The Dominican Priory, established in 1291, is located outside the walls to the east of the River Loobagh. Calls for a ‘Tall Buildings Strategy’ for Limerick City Previous articleDoras Luimní hold events in Limerick for World Refugee DayNext articleWin cinema tickets Staff Reporter WhatsApp Brian Leddin | #WeAreLimerick Episode 26last_img read more

Syracuse allows 13 points in 2nd half, rides improved defense to 68-54 win over Pittsburgh

first_imgSuzie McConnell-Serio could hear Quentin Hillsman screaming at his players from her locker room down the hallway of the Carrier Dome during halftime.Syracuse had allowed Pittsburgh to shoot 51.5 percent until that point. The Panthers had broken the press with ease, turning advantages into easy baskets en route to a six-point halftime lead.“It was our effort, man. When you don’t have effort, you can’t win at this level, you can’t win at any BCS level when you don’t have effort,” Hillsman, the Syracuse head coach, said. “There was a point in the first half where I was really questioning if we understood the urgency of this game.”But the No. 25 Orange (20-8, 10-5 Atlantic Coast) responded to its coach’s pep talk, allowing only 13 points in the second half while scoring 33 of its own in a 68-54 win over Pittsburgh (18-9, 8-6) on Sunday afternoon in front of 1,226 in the Carrier Dome. Syracuse tightened up its press defense, forced 13 turnovers in the second half and held the Panthers to just five made shots on 17.9 percent shooting after the break.Syracuse came into the game trying to limit 3s and shut down Brianna Kiesel, Pitt’s leading scorer. After Kiesel scored 10 in the first half, she mustered just one point in the second stanza. And after knocking down three 3s in the first half, the Panthers shot 1-of-11 to finish the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I said at halftime, ‘Let them keep pressing us.’ I thought we were very effective attacking the press and scoring in transition,” McConnell-Serio, the Panthers’ head coach, said. “… We just didn’t get shots. The court didn’t change, the hoop didn’t change, the ball didn’t change; not that I’m aware of.“But only scoring 13 points in the second half wasn’t enough.”She said that Syracuse went into a man-to-man pressure defense and then dropped back into its 2-3 zone in the half-court set.Brianna Butler came out of the break by draining a 3 off the dribble on a crossover move. A moment later, Briana Day tipped the ball out of bounds on the press before Yacine Diop threw it out off the referee against the zone.Thirty-nine seconds later, Aysia Bugg threw it over Kiesel’s head and out of bounds in similar fashion. On the next possession, Isabella Slim tipped away a pass that put Syracuse in transition. After Cornelia Fondren scored five seconds later, she wrestled the ball away from Chelsea Welch which led to a transition corner 3 from Alexis Peterson.A 41-35 halftime deficit had turned into a 43-41 lead in just just two and a half minutes.“We just tried to regroup and come back out in the second half and play a lot harder and compete and bring more energy,” Peterson said.Syracuse took the lead for good with 11 minutes to go on a Fondren layup. From there, the Orange used a 12-1 run to break the game open.With SU leading 56-51, Fondren went coast to coast on a layup. After finishing the shot, she jogged up the court for only a moment, turned around and tipped the inbounds pass away. She and Peterson dove on the ground for the ball and the Panthers were called for a travel. Fondren banged the court with her fist, screaming in excitement.Before the game started, Hillsman gave his players the standings. He wrote down their good wins. He told them that a win would make them an NCAA tournament team. A loss would put them in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament.In the first half, he questioned if his players understood that urgency. In the second half, he knew they did.“We always talk about getting every 50-50 ball, every loose ball, everything that is a team stat we want to win those,” Hillsman said. “I thought our kids did a good job of doing that.“… You know you’re not going to lose when you play that way.” Comments Published on February 22, 2015 at 4:40 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @SamBlum3 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Laboratory animal abuse lawsuit against University to continue

first_imgThe University has maintained that its research practices align with established research protocol. It also stated that the activist group lacked the authority to file the lawsuit, as the accusations made in the suit would not have caused any injury to the group, which is a requirement to sue. The group said the cost of the investigation it launched into USC’s treatment of lab animals qualified as an injury. “These practices find no refuge under the guise of research, nor does the banner of science provide a free pass for all manner of abuse,” the group wrote in the complaint.  The University’s defense filed an objection in December contesting the accusations and stating that the claims had no factual backing. In the document, it requested the lawsuit be dismissed, citing a lack of substantial evidence. In the complaint, the activist group alleged the University researchers in animal labs performed surgeries without proper approval and without administering appropriate painkillers, kept animal subjects in overcrowded conditions, disposed of live animals in freezers intended for storage of remains and did not euthanize animals suffering from painful tumors promptly. The group claimed a whistleblower from within USC reported the abuses enumerated in the complaint, which also accused the University of violating state laws that prohibit unfair business practice and deceptive advertising. Stop Animal Exploitation NOW! alleged the researchers’ abusive treatment of their lab animals gave them an unfair advantage in their fields and that the University’s claim of upholding ethical standards in its research misrepresented its practices, resulting in false impressions of quality and prestige. A lawsuit against USC alleging abuse of laboratory animals will be permitted to proceed, a judge ruled in district court Friday.  Stop Animal Exploitation NOW! has filed similar complaints against other universities, including Harvard Medical School, the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Utah, for the alleged abuse of animals in the schools’ research labs. “It is apparent from Plaintiff’s repeated inability to plead facts sufficient to establish an injury in fact caused by USC that the [unfair competition law violation] claim here is based on a manufactured injury,” the defense stated. “USC denies the plaintiff’s allegations concerning animal mistreatment,” the University wrote in a statement. “The university is highly committed to the ethical and humane treatment of animals in research, and meets or exceeds all accrediting and regulatory standards.” The lawsuit, filed in June by anti-animal-experimentation activist group Stop Animal Exploitation NOW!, accused the University of mistreating animals, including rats and mice, in its research labs. It named 50 individual defendants, all listed under the pseudonym “Doe,” in addition to USC. Stop Animal Exploitation NOW!, an animal activist organization, accused 50 University-affiliated individuals of abusing their animal subjects. (Daily Trojan file photo)last_img read more