Facebook Email WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsSupport gathers for Garda sub-office in WestburyBy admin – July 28, 2010 621 Twitter Previous articleAll haircuts are not created equalNext articleHSE tell court no place for teenager admin Linkedin A GARDA superintendent has come out in favour of setting up a Garda sub office in Westbury.Superintendent Frank O’Brien of Henry Street Station, said he would not be against locating an office for a specific period of time in the Corbally housing estate. The superintendent, who was speaking at a Joint Policing Committee meeting in Clonlara Community Centre, has jurisdiction for policy matters in South-’East Clare.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Noting that as a rural station, Ardnacrusha Garda Station has limited opening hours, he said that during any eight hour shift the gardai has just one quarter of its overall complement on duty, which also has to cope with deploying resources for court work for a number of days.“We have to prioritise our resources and sometimes a garda patrol car does not come to an area in an hour or two because frequently gardai are attending a more serious incident, such as a robbery, serious assault or even murder. Incidents are prioritised in terms of how serious they are”.Responding to Cllr Pascal Fitzgerald’s complaints about late night drinking by young people along the river banks close to Shannon Banks and his request that a garda sub office be located in the area, Supt O’Brien said:“People drinking in a public place is a serious concern and I would be willing to arrange a meeting with councillors to see how we can progress these issues”.The late night drinking in their area is a source of genuine concern to the residents, Cllr Fitzgerald said.“They are being woken up by youths who aren’t supposed to be drinking in public places. Some of the residents telephoned Ardnacrusha garda and there was no one in the station, and while we know that the garda in Ardnacrusha are doing their best, the fact is that they don’t have the required manpower.“It took two hours before a patrol car came out to the scene. I have called for a community garda to be stationed in a sub-office in the Westbury area because it’s not good enough that when Ardnacrusha gardaí are called to an incident in Limerick city, we are left without cover.“I have got phone calls from residents at 11pm looking for me to do something but I’m a councillor not a garda. I have though, tabled a motion in Clare County Council calling for the banning of drinking in public places,” he added.Senior executive officer, Michael McNamara, pointed out that the bylaws banned drinking in towns but didn’t cover locations in South-East Clare.Two years ago, the issue of having a garda sub office opened locally led Tony Hayes, who runs Westbury Stores, to lodge a planning application seeking permission to demolish an existing garage and barber shop in order to construct three commercial units, one of which would be a sub-office for a community garda.Mr Hayes had hoped the permanent presence of a community based garda within easy access of residents living in Westbury, Shannon Banks and Carrig Meade would be hugely beneficial for the local community.However, he had to withdraw the application after Clare County Council stated his plans represented “significant overdevelopment” of the site.Following Supt O’Brien’s recent comments, however, Cllr Fitzgerald is hopeful for a positive outcome in relation to a garda sub office being opened in Westbury in the not too distant future. Advertisement Print
The No. 9-ranked Indiana University women’s swimming and diving team won another title on Friday night at the 2018 Women’s Big Ten Championships at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion in Columbus, Ohio.Headed in to the fourth and final day on Saturday, the Hoosiers sit in second place with a total of 787 points. Michigan lead with 926 points, while Minnesota is third with 742 points. Ohio State (725) and Wisconsin (514) round out the top-five.For the third-straight season, Lilly King was dominant in the Championship Final of the 100 breaststroke, winning with a NCAA A cut time of 56.46. King’s time is the second-best of her career and broke the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion pool record she set in the morning prelims.The Big Ten title is the third this week for King, who was on the winning 200 and 400 medley relays. The Evansville, Ind. native has won 11 Big Ten championships so far in her career.In the B Final, freshman Abby Kirkpatrick placed sixth to take 14th overall with a NCAA B cut of 1:01.55, while Laura Morley was 19th overall after placing third in the C Final with a NCAA B cut of 1:01.46.Senior Ali Rockett was tremendous in the Championship Final of the 100 backstroke, winning silver with a NCAA B cut time of 51.41. Rockett’s time is the seventh-best time in Indiana school history.Classmate Marie Chamberlain won the B Final for IU, finishing ninth overall with a NCAA B cut of 51.41. Freshman Grace Haskett was sixth in the B Final to place 14th overall with a B cut of 53.55.Senior Rachel Matsumura had a great swim in the C Final, touching the wall first and tying her personal-best time with a B cut of 53.51.Christine Jensen continued her great showing this week at the conference championships, winning the bronze in the Championship Final of the 100 butterfly with a personal-best and NCAA B cut time of 51.28. Jensen’s mark is the third-fastest time in Indiana history.Shelby Koontz was right behind Jensen, taking fourth overall in the A Final with a PR and B cut of 52.28. Koontz ranks has the third-best performer in the event with her time. Holly Spears finished seventh in the B Final to place 15th overall with a B cut of 53.78.Kennedy Goss took fourth overall for the Hoosiers in the Championship Final of the 200 freestyle, touching the wall with a NCAA B cut time of 1:44.16. In the B Final, Maria Paula Heitmann was third to finish 11th overall with a B cut of 1:45.84. Delaney Barnard was fourth to take 12th place overall with a B cut of 1:46.04.The Hoosier 200 freestyle relay team of Grace Haskett, Ali Rockett, Holly Spears and Shelby Koontz placed fourth overall, touching in a NCAA B cut time of 1:29.08. The time is the second-best mark in program history.Haskett had another great 50 free, leadoff leg for IU, going 22.43. Her time is the seventh-best in school history, giving the freshman six of the top-10 times in school history.In the diving well, Jessica Parratto took sixth place in the Championship Final of the 3-meter dive, totaling a NCAA Zones qualifying score of 352.45. Parratto scored over 51 points on five her six dives, including an impressive 72.00 on her third attempt.Freshman Taylor Carter earned a spot in her first B Final as a Hoosier, finishing 16th overall with a score of 251.05.Sam Lisy placed eighth overall in the Championship Final of the 400 IM with a personal-best time and NCAA B cut of 4:10.55. In the B Final of the 400 IM, freshman Bailey Kovac led a trio of Hoosiers, placing third in the race to take 11th overall with a personal-best and NCAA B cut time of 4:14.17.Reagan Cook (4:16.17) was 15th overall, while Josie Grote (4:17.60) took 16th. Both times are NCAA B cut marks.The No. 9 Hoosiers will continue the 2018 Big Ten Championships on Friday evening with the finals of the 100 butterfly, 400 IM, 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 100 backstroke, 3-meter dive and 200 freestyle relay.Be sure to keep up with all the latest news on the Indiana men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams on social media – Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.100 ButterflyChristine Jensen – 51.28 (Personal Best, NCAA B Cut)Shelby Koontz – 52.28 (Personal Best, NCAA B Cut)Holly Spears – 53.78 (NCAA B Cut)400 IMSam Lisy – 4:10.55 (Personal Best, NCAA B Cut)Bailey Kovac – 4:14.17 (Personal Best, NCAA B Cut)Reagan Cook – 4:16.17 (NCAA B Cut)Josie Grote – 4:17.60 (NCAA B Cut)200 FreestyleKennedy Goss – 1:44.16 (NCAA B Cut)Maria Paula Heitmann – 1:45.84 (NCAA B Cut)Delaney Barnard – 1:46.04 (NCAA B Cut)100 BreaststrokeLilly King – 56.46 (NCAA A Cut, Pool Record)Abby Kirkpatrick – 1:01.55 (NCAA B Cut)Laura Morley – 1:01.46 (NCAA B Cut)100 BackstrokeAli Rockett – 51.41 (NCAA B Cut)Marie Chamberlain – 52.48 (NCAA B Cut)Grace Haskett – 53.55 (NCAA B Cut)Rachel Matsumura – 53.51 (Personal Best, NCAA B Cut)1-Meter DiveJessica Parratto – 352.45 (NCAA Zones Qualifying Score)Taylor Carter – 251.05400 Medley RelayGrace Haskett, Ali Rockett, Holly Spears, Shelby Koontz – 1:29.08 (NCAA B Cut) FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
It’s pretty clear that Owen York has got a bright future ahead of him. The thirteen-year-old jazz pianist has impressive technical chops as the youngest member of the Rockland Youth Jazz Ensemble. He’s also got pretty good and diverse musical taste, previously soundchecking with Umphrey’s McGee in Albany, NY, in February and releasing a soul-stirring sixteen-minute Radiohead medley for piano at the age of twelve. Most recently, Owen arranged and released a David Bowie and Lady Gaga mashup, which combines Bowie’s infamous “Changes” track with Lady Gaga’s “Million Reasons” into one beautiful and powerful piano piece. You can peep the video below, and watch the kid shred the piano for yourself.