Hundreds gather for removal of Jason Corbett

first_imgPrint Facebook Linkedin Email Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up HUNDREDS of mourners have gathered to pay their respects to the family of Limerick man Jason Corbett after the 39-year-old father of two was killed in the US earlier this month.Survived by his parents Rita and John, children Jack and Sarah, brothers John, Michael, Stephen, Christopher and Wayne, sisters Tracey and Marilyn, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, other relatives and his many friends, the remains of Jason were removed from Cross’s funeral home this Tuesday evening and brought to Our Lady Queen of Peace church near his former family home in Janesboro.Large crowds walked behind the cortege as it made its way through the city with Jason’s remains flanked in the hearse by “Daddy” and “Son” floral tributes.The 39-year-old father of two was found with fatal head injuries at his home in Panther Creek Court, Wallburg in North Carolina on August 2 last.His children Jack and Sarah arrived back in Ireland last Saturday following a protracted legal battle between their American step mother Molly Martens and their paternal aunt Tracy Lynch who were both seeking custody of the children.Jason’s American wife and her father Thomas Martens a retired FBI agent have been named by police as persons of interest in the investigation into the death of Jason Corbett but no formal arrests have been made.In a message posted on Facebook at the weekend after Jack and Sarah Corbett arrived back to Ireland, their guardian and aunt Tracey Lynch said:“There are no words to adequately express my heartfelt gratitude to all who have given messages of support, love, donations, offers of places to stay and prayers on both sides of the Atlantic.“Jack and Sarah are happily settled at home with their cousins and family. I am so privileged and honoured to have such amazing people in Limerick who supported me and my family and loved J (Jason) so dearly. I can never repay your kindness,” she wrote.Jason Corbett will be laid to rest this Wednesday at Castlemungret Cemetery alongside his first wife Margaret Fitzpatrick Corbett who predeceased the Limerick man in 2006.Two white doves are to be released at the graveside to symbolise the reuniting of Jason and Mags. Advertisementcenter_img WhatsApp Twitter NewsBreaking newsHundreds gather for removal of Jason CorbettBy Staff Reporter – August 25, 2015 614 Previous articleLimerick’s AMCS poised for international growthNext articleGarda seek help finding missing Limerick teen Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

Hall of Fame

first_imgThis years Ripley County Basketball Hall of Fame banquet was held Saturday night at the Middle School Commons in Batesville.  There were 140 guests to welcome in the latest inductees.  Some interesting highlights of the acceptance speeches include David Bradshaw, long-time baseball and basketball coach at Jac-Cen-Del, who reminisced about his encounters with Randy Combs and Scott Holdsworth who were also inductees.  David played professional baseball in both the Montreal Expo and Pittsburgh Pirate organizations before embarking on his teaching and coaching career.  He topped off his basketball career with a state championship at JCD.  Randy Combs of Milan was on a state basketball championship team while a student at Vincennes High School.  He and his brother were both long-time basketball coaches in Indiana.  Randy is still coaching football at Milan and his brother is now a principal at Vincennes High School.Thomas Buck of Batesville revealed a couple funny incidents that kept him from being able to participate in his first two high school games.  In one incident his mom packed his freshmen uniform instead of the reserve because she thought he looked better in te freshmen uniform.  This resulted in a technical foul that cost the Bulldogs the game.Scott Holdsworth, a member of the Greensburg coaching staff, was inducted for his playing prowess while at South Ripley High School.  He is currently an alternative school administrator in Greensburg and the head coach of their baseball program.  He also was a varsity assistant for the two straight state championship Greensburg basketball teams.In tomorrow’s article I will list tidbits about the other inductees from this 2014 class.last_img read more

USC, embattled County hospital tread murky water

first_imgSituated two miles away from the heart of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County and USC County Hospital serves a population of about 1.2 million people by providing different kinds of medical care, from surgery to psychiatry.USC became involved with the hospital in 1885 by allowing medical students to complete their residency there. According to the LAC+USC County Hospital website, there are currently 1,600 volunteer physicians, 450 staff physicians and more than 900 residents from all over the country, as well as 600 medical students. The hospital serves all kinds of people, from law enforcement officers to typical civilians.However, despite the state-of-the-art facility and various medical professionals, the hospital faces an underlying problem. Since the mid ’90s, the LAC+USC County Hospital has been struggling with overcrowding and long wait times in the emergency room. On a typical day, the ER has 80 to 100 people waiting an average of 10 hours each.“It is rare to see the LAC+USC county hospital waiting room not full,” said Roxane Marquez, the senior press deputy to County Supervisor Gloria Molina. “It has been notoriously crowded for decades.”A debate on the hospital board during the mid ’90s over how many beds should be available in the ER left Molina feeling “disheartened,” because she predicted that the hospital would be crowded from the day it opened, Marquez said.Although Molina lobbied for 750 beds to be available to ER patients, the hospital board ended up deciding that 600 beds would be enough, based on recommendations from experts. At the time of the decision, around 20 emergency rooms were in operation. Since then, they have all closed down.“The ER used to be even smaller,” said Walavan Sivakumar, a senior in the USC medical program who is completing his residency at the LAC+USC County Hospital. “A lot of the ERs in the city are not able to function and [are] closing down, so that increases the traffic, especially of those that are uninsured or underinsured and don’t have the flexibility to go to a private hospital. More and more patients are relying completely on the LAC+USC County Hospital.”Because the hospital is constantly overcrowded, LAC+USC County Hospital has resorted to diverting patients to private hospitals or to Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center.Recently, the board has also been looking into re-opening the Martin Luther King Hospital. A vote on this will take place today.“Re-opening MLK Hospital will relieve pressure on all the hospitals in the LA area,” said Aurelio Rojas, communications director for Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. “If the vote passes, the hospital should be up and going by 2013.”MLK Hospital was closed in 2007 because of poor management. Supervisors did not “have any faith that it could be turned around,” Marquez said. It is currently operating as an urgent care clinic and an outpatient ambulatory care service.Marquez also mentioned that the new US health policy reform will help by allowing more people to purchase health insurance, which will give them more opportunity to receive treatment from other hospitals.Because of the long wait hours, many patients end up leaving the ER because they cannot afford to wait for that long. LAC+USC County Hospital has implemented a protocol that transfers patients to other hospitals once they have been waiting for 11 hours.“Nobody wants to see people waiting in the ER for a ridiculous amount of hours,” Marquez said. “It was instrumental not only to bring them a first-class hospital with regards to amenities — the quality of bed, instruments, etc. — but to do something about the wait time.”Fred Leaf, senior health policy advisor to Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich, said that the hospital is crowded because of its popularity.“LAC+USC County Hospital is relied on by the public and the law enforcement,” Leaf said. “It’s a high demand hospital with a trauma center, and those are some reasons why it’s overcrowded.”Leaf said LAC-USC County Hospital needs to consider what actions could be taken internally, by realizing what kinds of deficiencies are present, assessing the seasonal nature of the overcrowding and better managing its discharges.However, this problem is not unlike other hospitals in the nation, said Dr. Philip Lumb, president of the Attending Staff Association of LAC+USC County Hospital.“It’s unfortunate to have waits,” Lumb said. “But they are reasonably well taken care of and indeed the emergency department is one of the leaders in the nation in the pursuit of developing the algorithms to minimize wait.”Officials credit the more recent influx of patients to the flu season and also the H1N1 virus. Marquez agreed the swell in numbers was expected because “the colder it gets, the sicker people get.”Lumb said the hospital is an asset to USC because it shows the care USC has for the community around it, but that USC would not take any action in altering hospital policy.“[USC] would probably not wish to be too involved with hospital policy because that’s not their level of expertise,” Lumb said. “The policies that a hospital develops to take care of patients, to support its administrative functions, to support its community function, really are all in compliance with state and federal regulations … and also county regulations.”However, Marquez said she still thinks it is a shame that more patients aren’t treated in the facility.“It’s like a flawless diamond ring that is too small for your hand,” Marquez said.last_img read more

Humboldt State’s Kalyn Paque named first-team all-CCAA, three others named to second team

first_imgAs Kalyn Paque entered her senior season this spring, she hadn’t thrown a pitch in a competitive game since transferring from Southwestern Community College to Humboldt State.Even then, she had been one of head coach Shell Sarchett’s most versatile players, playing both infield and outfield a season ago.The versatility didn’t change in 2017. But with the graduation of Katie Obbema, Paque returned to the circle and subsequently proved to be one of the conference’s best two-way threats.Paque …last_img

Dwyane Wade, LeBron James embrace final chance to compete on court

first_img“I knew that at some point in the game, it was going to hit me that this was the last time we were competing against each other,” Wade said. “It hit me right away, once that buzzer sounded and we got the opportunity on the court to just look at each other and be like, ‘Man, this has been fun. This has been one hell of a ride, and we’ve enjoyed it together.’”James put up 28 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds. Wade scored all 15 of his points in the second half to go with 10 assists and five boards.But the best moments arrived late when James and Wade finally guarded each other, playing one last one-on-one game for keeps.Defense won out on both ends, probably because they know each other well enough to take away their strengths. They funneled each other to drive to their more uncomfortable sides, and James forced Wade to attempt a 27-foot turnaround, fadeaway 3-pointer that missed badly with 7.2 seconds left.Wade was more open when he missed a 3 that would have put the Heat ahead with 22.5 seconds left.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I needed that one,” Wade said with a grimace. “I wanted it so bad. I think I wanted it too much. It would have definitely been memorable. But this is my last time playing against this guy, you know? This is the holy grail in the NBA. Unless we figure this thing out and we go to the Finals, this is the holy grail for me. The competition of playing against the game’s greatest player. Playing it in LA. I thanked him for bringing us to this stage for our last hurrah on this stage. It gets no better than this.”Barring a change of Wade’s retirement plans or that incredibly unlikely NBA Finals matchup, they’ll never face each other in a real game — and the Lakers’ victory put James ahead of Wade 16-15 in their head-to-head matchups over their career.James marveled at the symmetry in this final showdown, but both players said their times together meant a whole lot more than their times in opposing uniforms.James and Wade won two NBA championships and four straight Eastern Conference titles together in Miami, along with their Olympic gold medals from Beijing.“The game is going to take care of itself, but just the fact that we were on the floor doing what we love to do, that’s what’s more important,” James said. “Wins and losses are going to happen throughout the course of the season and throughout the course of your career, but those moments right there, you can’t ever get back.”James and Wade swapped jerseys after the final buzzer, their bittersweet emotions overshadowed by the excitement of the moment and the possibilities of the future. Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, left, shakes hands with Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James at the end of an NBA basketball game Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)LOS ANGELES — Dwyane Wade will be spending a lot of time in Los Angeles while he settles into retirement next year. He already has a house here, and his wife’s acting career would undoubtedly benefit from more time in Hollywood.LeBron James is a newly minted Southern Californian himself, and he’s already hatching schemes to occupy his former teammate, longtime rival and permanent friend.ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion “I told him, ‘No one likes to work out by themselves,’” James said with a grin. “So he can come to Staples. He can come to the practice facility anytime he wants to get workouts in. He can come help me with the young guys as well. He’ll be around a lot more personally for me, so I’ll love that.”Wade still has 56 regular-season games left in his self-declared final NBA season with the Miami Heat, but he passed a major milestone in that procession when he lined up against James for the final time Monday night in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 108-105 victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefThe result wasn’t the most important part of the night to either man. They were wrapped up in the pure thrill — in the chance to face off for the final time in two incredible basketball careers that have been chronologically parallel, frequently intersecting and always momentous. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Just another ordinary loss LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion “It’s the end of a storybook,” James said. “One of the best movies you could ever see. It’s too hard to put into words. Thank God they’re staying the night. We get to have dinner (later). I know he has more games, but that’s the last one for us.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Jaitley responding to treatment at AIIMS

first_imgNew Delhi: Former Union minister Arun Jaitley, who has been admitted to the AIIMS here after he complained of breathlessness and restlessness, is stable and responding to treatment, the Vice President’s office said on Saturday after Venkaiah Naidu visited the hospital.Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu visited the All India Institute of Medical Sciences to enquire about his former cabinet colleague’s health. “The doctors informed the Vice President that Shri Jaitley is responding to the treatment and his condition is stable. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsThe Vice President also met Shri Jaitley’s family members who were present,” the Vice President’s secretariat tweeted. Former finance minister Arun Jaitley was admitted to the AIIMS Intensive Care Unit on Friday morning after he complained of breathlessness and restlessness but doctors said he is “haemodynamically stable”. A haemodynamically stable patient has a stable heart pump and good blood circulation. A multidisciplinary team of doctors is supervising Jaitley’s treatment, the AIIMS said on Friday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, MoS for Health Ashwini Choubey, BJP working president J P Nadda and Loktantrik Janata Dal chief Sharad Yadav among others visited the hospital on Friday to enquire about Jaitley’s health.last_img read more