Limerick homes evacuated over undetonated grenade

first_imgNewsBreaking newsLimerick homes evacuated over undetonated grenadeBy Staff Reporter – October 17, 2017 4108 Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email TAGSarmyEODgrenadelimerick Previous articleNetwork gap between men and women discussed at Network Ireland Limerick eventNext articleNew electronic referral system to speed up medical appointments Staff Reporter Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Facebook Printcenter_img Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Twitter The army bomb disposal unit were called to Limerick this evening.AN Investigation is underway in Limerick after an undetonated grenade was found in the city during the early hours of this Tuesday.Shortly after 1.30am this Tuesday morning, homes in the Pennywell area of Limerick city were evacuated following the discovery of a grenade near a home in the city.After Gardai were notified, the Cork based Explosive Ordinance Disposal team from the Irish Army were deployed to the scene.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Upon arrival, the team found that the grenade had failed to explode.An immediate cordon was set up and the neighbouring homes were evacuated for safety.A controlled explosion was carried out and some time after 3.15am, the are was declared safe and residents were allowed to return to their homes.Gardai in Limerick are now investigating the incident.See more Limerick news here Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WhatsApp Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” last_img read more

Glendale on acquisition trail, following sales rise

first_imgGlendale Foods Group has reported a 40% year-on-year increase in sales and is planning further acquisitions – a year after it was formed out of the merger between Glendale Frozen Foods and sausage manufacturer Supreme Foods.The Salford-based group said that synergies between the different operations, the concentration of production on to one site, increased buying strength and expansion into new retail and foodservice markets had driven growth.A company statement said that acquisitions “form a large part of current plans for growth” and that it would be “actively seeking partnership opportunities and inviting discussions if there are potential acquisition deals to be negotiated”. The acquisition of some Medway Foods’ production assets in June had enabled it to add dumplings and baked cobblers to its range of food products.Chairman John Mortimer said: “Like every other food manufacturer, we find that escalating prices have impacted considerably on production, storage and distribution costs. Across the industry it’s clear that consolidation and further acquisitions are going to take place, if food suppliers are to survive.”He said the company was “open to discussions with industry producers, as part of the strategy to continue growing our business”.Glendale has recently developed the Great British Pudding Company into a retail brand, with new single-portion consumer packaging and it is now on the shelves of supermarkets, including Tesco, Netto and Booths. Meanwhile, its Concepts food development service has allowed the firm to diversify into catering dishes and cooked meal components, supplying pub and restaurant chains and con- venience meal producers.—-=== In Short ===== Japanese ingredients firm to open in China ==Bakery companies who have opened up in the growing Chinese market will have the chance to obtain local supplies of food emulsifiers, as the Japanese ingredients firm Mitsubishi-Kagaku Foods plans to open up its first factory in China by spring 2009. The company said it would mix emulsifiers with other food ingredients for use in breads and other bakery products.== Price rise survivor ==One country, Paraguay, is actually profiting from the global rise in commodity prices. With its subtropical climate, five harvests every 24 months and huge tracts of wheat-growing land, perhaps it’s no surprise that the landlocked South American nation has gained most from the economic turbulence, according to the International Monetary Fund.== Carrefour’s success ==The forays of French supermarket giant Carrefour into emerging markets are paying off. The world’s second-largest retailer saw its sales in Latin America rise by 41.8% and in Asia by 8% in the first six months of 2008. But it fared less well in France, which accounts for 40% of total sales, as revenue there rose only 1.2% over the same period.== Bars live up to claims ==Research in the US has shown that nutrition bars broadly do what they say on their labels. ConsumerLab tested the nutrient claims of 20 different bars and found them to be accurate. But it also warned of the presence of “unwanted ingredients” including saturated fat, total fat and sugar alcohols. Ted Cooperman, ConsumerLab president, said bars could be a “good occasional source of nutrients… for people on the go” but added that they “vary dramatically in their content”.last_img read more

A transformative trip

first_imgI’d never thought that a spring break jaunt could change a person. But sometime during the Classical Studies 112 class trip to Sicily, I became a true classicist.Maybe it was the hills and fields of Mount Etna, the rural landscapes Pindar wrote about in his epinician odes. Maybe it was our visit to Palermo, Marsala, Siracusa, Piazza Amerina, and the Egadi Islands. Whether all or one, the effect was transformative.A required course for classics concentrators at Harvard, “Regional Study of Sicily” is unlike any other class I have taken. Just as important as the all-expenses-paid trip was the chance to get to know my classmates and professors on a personal level, while getting physically and intellectually closer to the sites and monuments we have studied for years.Our first stop was Palermo, Sicily’s largest city, and the Norman Palace with its famous Palatine Chapel. While the overwhelming mosaics commanded our attention, one of our professors pointed out the polychrome marble floor: Its design elements, like the purple porphyry discs, he told us, were spolia — reused building stones stripped from a Roman structure dating even further back in the city’s history. The Capuchin catacombs were just as intriguing. Beginning in 1599, Palermo’s elite mummified their dead and displayed them inside the maze of the catacombs, where their relatives and friends could visit them.The interior of the Ear of Dionysius, a cave famous for its acoustic properties. Photo by Matthew DeShaw ’18On day three, we arrived in Segesta, a site famous for its unfinished Greek-style temple. Segesta was a settlement of Elymians, an indigenous group who served as intermediaries between the dominant powers in Sicily — the Carthaginians, Greeks, and Romans— at any given time. The temple was apparently built to appeal to the Greeks, but left unfinished to appeal to the Carthaginians.From Segesta we traveled to Trapani, and from there to the Egadi Islands, the site of an instrumental naval battle between the Romans and Carthaginians. While the history is fascinating, some of us were more taken with the ruined castle on the hill overlooking the city. After an arduous, steep climb, the view from one of the towers rewarded us with the most remarkable vista in all of the islands.Our next stop was the capital of Sicily’s wine country, Marsala. While the wine was sweet, the island of Motya, a Carthaginian city destroyed in 397 B.C., was sweeter. Its ruins, some now below the tidewater, hinted at its former grandeur, and a few of us waded through the icy water to walk on the sunken causeway. At Selinunte, a ruined Greek seaport with five temples, we had the amazing experience of climbing the ruins of Temple C, traversing it like an obstacle course from one end to the other.The Greek Theatre in Siracusa (Syracuse), once the most powerful Greek city on the island of Sicily. Photo by Matthew DeShaw ’18A four-hour bus ride, with coastline giving way to fields and farms, took us into Sicily’s interior and the town of Piazza Armerina, known for its isolation and its more than 100 churches. At the Villa Romana del Casale, we saw its famous mosaics, like the Great Hunt, firsthand.Our last stop was the site of my class presentation, Siracusa (Syracuse). Founded in either 734 or 733 B.C., Syracuse was once the most powerful Greek city in Sicily. It was amazing to stand in the land I have studied for so long. We stayed on the island of Ortygia, the old city center. Looking out over the Great Harbor, I remembered that this was the site where the Syracusan navy trapped the Athenian fleet at the end of their disastrous Sicilian expedition.The morning after, I presented the famous sites of the Syracuse Archaeological Park to the class: the gardens; a former stone quarry; the Ear of Dionysius, a cave famous for its acoustic properties; the Greek and Roman amphitheaters; and the Altar of Hieron II, a massive Hellenistic altar with no parallels in the classical world.The trip was finally capped as we made our way to Catania Airport at 3:30 a.m., and saw lava and smoke spilling from Mount Etna, which had erupted earlier. It was a fitting end to a transformative trip, in which a Harvard class was changed from classics scholars to classicists.last_img read more

Peace During War speakers describe work with toubled youth

first_imgLast night in McKenna Hall, the Dean’s Fellows of the College of Arts and Letters invited three speakers from Kalamazoo, Michigan — Michael Wilder, Yafinceio Harris and Sam Bailey, a professor from Kalamazoo Community College — to speak about the Peace During War project. Peace During War is a group that visits high schools, juvenile homes and prisons to share Wilder’s and Harris’s story about their life of drugs and crime and redemption after prison. Wilder said they hope to change lives by showing young people they can turn their lives around.“We tell our story to the youth so that they don’t make the same mistakes we made and end up in prison like we did,” he said. “Our story ends in good, but a lot of young people that go on that same path don’t end up good; they end up dead, they end up in prison forever.”Wilder and Harris talked about their childhoods and adolescences being surrounded by a culture that did not encourage them to have a life outside of crime. Harris said to have aspirations in that culture was looked down upon.“To try to be positive is a negative in our neighborhood,” he said. “But to be positive around you all, to be positive to your teachers, is a plus to them, and they make you feel glorious and good.”Wilder and Harris said Peace During War has spoken with 3,000 to 4,000 troubled youth in the past three years, visiting all the juvenile homes and alternative high schools in Kalamazoo and has traveled to speak to youth in other parts of the country as well.Wilder said his work with the program has changed his life and allowed him to contribute more to his community, after years of dealing drugs.“Now, I have seven police officers’ personal numbers in my phone, including the narcotics agent that raided my house and caught me with drugs in 2008,” he said. “Now, they call on us for community help. If drug dealers get out of hand, they call Peace During War. If the gang violence gets to an accelerated rate, they call Peace During War. We’re so honored and proud to be a part of that.”Harris said he and Wilder started speaking in schools because they wanted to share their stories, but they did not expect it to become a job for them.“We’re just happy to be here, to change lives,” he said. “We’re just happy to be who we’re becoming”Tags: Dean’s Fellows, juvenile crime, peace during warlast_img read more