Keith lines out for suicide patrol

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ TAGSCorbett Suicide Prevention PatrolsKeith EarlsMusic Limerick WhatsApp Keith Earls autobiography coming this October NewsLocal NewsKeith lines out for suicide patrolBy Alan Jacques – March 20, 2014 909 Breaking: Keith Earls Extends IRFU Contract Email Printcenter_img Mike Haley hails ‘unbelievable’ Keith Earls Facebook Linkedin Advertisement MUNSTER, Ireland and Lions rugby star Keith Earls has signed up to tackle the serious issue of suicide in Limerick as an ambassador for the Corbett Suicide Prevention Patrol.The city suicide group that patrols the River Shannon made contact with the 26-year-old Moyross man through Munster head offices last month. And, according to Paul Hogan of the voluntary group, Earls was quick to pledge his support.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We are about prevention but we are also about awareness. We have been asked to give lots of talks on the issue of suicide and the fact that Keith Earls has now given us his support will help raise our profile,” Mr Hogan said.“When we contacted Keith, he said he was well aware of the work we do. We are absolutely delighted to have such a well-known ambassador for our organisation. His support will help raise more awareness and the more we talk about this issue, the better,” he explained.The CSPP have been involved in over 80 interventions along the Shannon since setting up over a year ago. The volunteer suicide group have also launched a new helpline number — 085-2120987 — for families who might be concerned about a loved one who is missing.The group will hold a fundraising event at Limerick Greyhound Stadium on March 29 next. Tickets cost €10 and are available via the voluntary group’s facebook page. Previous articleWeekly Golf Notes 22/3/14Next articleLosses change everything for Limerick GAA Alan Jacques Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick ‘He’s one of the best players I’ve played with’ – Rory Best backs Keith Earls for Lions call last_img read more

Fridays on the Fly | An Ode to the Bronzeback

first_imgBorn and bred in a merciless climate. Hot summers, cold winters, heavy rains, and drought; a never ending onslaught that will either kill him or make him stronger. From the very beginning he has adapted to this environ and leads his kind in both ferocity and tenacity. Every day challenges his strength and mettle. The striped cheeks, olive and bronze war paint with ornamented mottling disguise this skillful and discerning predator.Engaged in battle, this ferocious creature has no equal. Exceptional strength accompanied by aerial lashings will test the true courage of those brave enough to dabble with his unique kind. If the opponent is worthy and steadfast they may join the realm of those that have admired his sleek, muscular, and captivating piscatorial body deserving of the highest esteem.scott smally 2The smallmouth bass (Micropterus dolomieu) enchants the minds of anglers seeking a truly spirited and fulfilling quarry in the greatest and lesser known rivers of the Southeast.  Tracing it’s lineage to ancestors from the upper Mississippi river and St. Lawrence-Great Lakes system, the smallmouth bass has successfully spread throughout the United States and found it’s home east of the Appalachians just prior to the Civil War. The hardiness of this species has allowed it to take up a wide variety of habitats while many other fish of the Southeast are limited in their ranges.scott-smally-960x600Truly crafted as an efficient and deft predator, the smallmouth is an opportunistic hunter. As the thermal environment ebbs and flows during the year our smallmouth regulate their metabolic needs with a grand diversity of forage species in our river systems. Crayfish, sculpins, baitfish, hellgrammites, cicadas and damselflies are only just a sampling of what’s cooking on a daily basis. Often seeking refuge in dark ledges, logjams or undercut banks, the smallmouth will ambush their prey and be found in water akin to wild brown trout. Riffle laden, rocky, and structurally complex areas of our rivers are inhabited by this brilliantly adapted fish.Targeted on foot or via watercraft, the smallmouth epitomizes the best qualities of a dynamic game fish on fly tackle. Throughout the six to seven month period of activity the diversity of flies and methods in our pursuit is incredibly broad. From sinking lines and multi hook flies to surface poppers and frog imitations the behavior of this fish dictates how we target them. Often striking with phenomenal power and conviction, the bronze shoulders and wide olive flanks of the smallmouth utilize river currents and their natural vigor to test even the most experienced anglers’ fortitude.smally rivannaBleary eyed and fairly motivated, I leave the comfort of my hammock flanking the beautiful, serene morning waters of the James River. I stride slowly waist deep into cool and inviting late summer currents searching for where my fish will be. The buzz-cracking of cicadas jars my awakening senses and indicates to me that a popper will be a suitable addition to my tippet. Long and tight loops form in my line landing the bug a foot off of the bank, with a subtle mend and gurgle my fly comes to life. As it drifts a wake displaces water as I discern a nose and slurp, the bug vanishes.smally wiggle minnowA big strip set electrifies the line and the fish leaps with a flip and tumble displaying his strength and beauty. He buries his head and the fight is on. Left, right, ripping line, testing drag and the limits of my tackle this fish is a force to be reckoned with. After many blistering runs and jumps, the familiar sand-papery skin of the lower lip rests calmly under my right thumb. The scarlet eye of this tired and trusting fish peers at me as he rests peacefully in the water, gaining strength. This moment of serene admiration connects our worlds and fills my dreams of wild places and wild fish. As I watch him swim away, the satisfaction of preserving life, while fully enjoying it becomes present, and awe inspiring.Scott Osborne is a fly fishing guide at the Albemarle Angler in Charlottesville, Virginia. Check them out on Facebook.last_img read more

Charm and technology on offer in Scarborough

first_imgThe balcony at 367 Scarborough Rd, Scarborough.There are also patios at the front and back of the home. Internal stairs lead up to the open-plan living, dining and kitchen area with timber floors, decorative timber archways and bi-fold timber and glass doors opening to the back deck. The kitchen includes plenty of bench and cupboard space and a freestanding stainless oven and gas stove with range hood. The home at 367 Scarborough Rd, Scarborough.THIS family home, combining old world charm and modern technology, is going under the hammer in Scarborough. The home at 367 Scarborough Rd has dual living, solar power and an app-controlled irrigation system. Owners Nick and Elizabeth Horley bought the home five years ago. “It was quite a unique home with the timber archways upstairs,” Mr Horley said “It was also a big home with three bathrooms and five bedrooms.” The home at 367 Scarborough Rd, Scarborough.Since owning the home, the Horleys have replaced the balustrades with powder-coated aluminium balustrades and landscaped the property. “Initially there were no gardens so we started with a clean slate. We put in the concrete sleepers, the palms and returfed the whole yard,” Mr Horley said. More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019“There’s also a zoned app-controlled watering system so you can water the yard from anywhere.”On the ground floor of the home there is a double lockup garage, study, laundry and a self-contained area with kitchenette, bedroom, bathroom and laundry. center_img The front porch at 367 Scarborough Rd, Scarborough.The master bedroom has an ensuite and three of the bedrooms have french doors opening to the veranda. Mr Horley said the back deck was his favourite part of the home. “You can have a barbecue out there and enjoy a nice view to Glasshouse Mountains,” he said.The property is being marketed by Maddie Dolan of Century 21 Scarborough and will be auctioned on September 30 at noon.last_img read more

Man Utd could lose Ighalo this summer, claims agent

first_img Loading… Manchester United  have been warned by football agent and former Nigeria player Abdul Sule that they could lose Odion Ighalo this summer with top European clubs eyeing up a transfer.Advertisement Ighalo’s Shanghai contract runs until New Year’s Eve 2021 but the Red Devils do have the option to buy in the next window, under the terms of his loan deal which expires on May 30.The 30-year-old took a 40 per cent pay cut on his mega £300,000-a- week contract to join United but as a boyhood fan of the club and the first Nigerian to ever play for them, he has no problem with that.United are yet to decide whether to make Ighalo’s Old Trafford move a permanent one but Sule reckons the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona will be ready to pounce if the Red Devils don’t act quickly.Sule told Goal: “I see Odion Ighalo earning a big-money move from top European teams when his loan expires at Manchester United.“I don’t think Man United are keen on retaining him because they seem not to value him enough to hand him a regular place. He also may not be wanted again when Marcus Rashford is fit.“I will not advise him to return to China now despite the attractive offer but would urge him to stay in Europe. I won’t be surprised if Chelsea, Manchester City, Real Madrid or Barcelona come for him.“He has proven that he’s got a lot to offer at the highest level within his short stay at Man United and he can attract big brands and earn more money, playing in any of the top teams in England.“He can always still return to China later in his career but right now, I think he has what it takes to shine in Europe.”Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted he could make Odion Ighalo’s Manchester United transfer permanent.Odion Ighalo has thrived for the Red Devils so far, netting four goals in eight appearancesRead Also: Ronaldo shares cute family pic to wish fans Happy EasterAnd the Nigeria ace is said to be happy to take a £6million hit to his annual salary to make his Old Trafford move a permanent one.Shanghai recently offered him a staggering new £400,000-a-week contract – throwing a permanent switch to United in doubt.The Chinese Super League outfit may want the loan star back for when the season resumes, which is reportedly due to restart on April 18 following a dramatic reduction in cases of coronavirus.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Nigeria striker has banged in four goals in eight appearances since arriving at Old Trafford from Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua in January before the season was KO’d by the coronavirus crisis. Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Best ’90s Action Movies To Watch TodayCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parkslast_img read more