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 Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie 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

ISDH warns about synthetic marijuana dangers

first_imgPhoto: DEAIndianapolis, In. — The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) is warning Hoosiers about the dangers of synthetic cannabinoids, often called fake weed, K2, spice, OMG, Scooby Snacks, AK-47 or other names, after reports this month that individuals in Illinois and Indiana suffered severe bleeding after using the substances.“Synthetic cannabinoids contain hundreds of chemicals, and it is difficult to know what’s in them or how people will react to the ingredients,” said State Health Commissioner Kris Box, MD, FACOG. “These substances can cause severe, even life-threatening, bleeding. We have seen cases increase dramatically overnight in Illinois and know at least one person in Indiana has reported severe bleeding after using synthetic cannabinoids.”Synthetic cannabinoids act on the same brain cell receptors as the main active ingredient in marijuana. While they are often marketed as safe and legal alternatives to marijuana, the health effects of synthetic cannabinoids can be unpredictable and harmful. Many of these products are packaged in ways that appeal to youth.Healthcare providers, schools and health departments encountering unusual cases of bleeding in individuals should inquire about potential exposures to synthetic marijuana.Anyone who has a serious reaction to synthetic cannabinoids should call 911 or go to the emergency department immediately. Individuals who experience bleeding symptoms should not take themselves to the emergency department but should instead call 911 or have someone drive them.last_img read more

Yasmani Grandal breaks out of slump with NLCS Game 3 home run

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Arrieta threw a curveball in the dirt, a chin-high fastball, and another that just missed the inside corner of the plate. Now the count was full. Grandal swung with some authority at Arrieta’s eighth pitch, a fastball at the knees over the plate, and the ball came to rest over the fence in right-center field 398 feet from home plate. The two-run home run allowed the announced crowd of 54,269 to enjoy a lead that approached comfortability.“I challenged him with a fastball in a really good spot, down in the zone with some velocity,” Arrieta said. “He put a good swing on it. That’s why those guys get paid too.”Grandal hit 27 home runs during the regular season but none since Sept. 22, a drought of 61 plate appearances. It was his first hit of any kind against Arrieta, the fearsome 2015 Cy Young award winner who threw a no-hitter the last time he pitched at Dodger Stadium.Ask Grandal, however, and he will tell you that hitting home runs is not what he’s paid to do at all.Despite a .103 batting average in the postseason prior to Tuesday, Grandal wasn’t losing sleep. Clayton Kershaw (after Game 2) and Rich Hill (after Game 3) both praised the catcher for his game-calling, while baseball’s pitch-tracking technology highlighted his ability to frame a borderline strike. LOS ANGELES >> Before Tuesday, Yasmani Grandal’s most noticeable contribution to the playoffs was accusing the Chicago Cubs of stealing signs.He changed that with one swing of the bat in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series.The Dodgers were leading 1-0 in the fourth inning when Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta was one pitch away from retiring the side. Josh Reddick was on third base. Grandal, a switch-hitter batting left-handed, was seeking his first hit of the series but down in the count after two quick strikes.• PHOTOS: Dodgers take 2-1 series leadcenter_img Now, the Dodgers are riding back-to-back postseason shutouts for the first time in franchise history.“I’ve said it before: if I go 0 for 4 and I shut down a team, I’m sleeping tight that night,” Grandal said. “So no matter what would have happened tonight, if we came out with the same outcome and I wouldn’t have gotten a hit, I would still be happy just because we’re executing the plan, and that plan is built by a lot of guys here who put a lot of effort into a game plan.”Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said that Grandal “might have been a victim of trying a little bit too hard” at the plate. If so, maybe falling behind 0 and 2 against a pitcher he had literally never hit before was the perfect place for Grandal to break out of his slump. Trying too hard didn’t work. With two strikes against him, Grandal said he was merely trying to “stay alive” in the at-bat.“A lot of times when hitters shorten up and see the ball, you still maintain your bat speed,” Roberts said. “He’s a strong young man and he put a good swing on it.”last_img read more