Terry Wogan dies after battle with cancer

first_imgFirst Irish death from Coronavirus PRESIDENT Michael D Higgins has led tributes to the veteran broadcaster and much loved Limerick man Terry Wogan who has died at the age of 77 following his battle with cancer.Born in Limerick in August 1938, Sir Michael Terrence Wogan began his career at RTÉ as a radio presenter before taking to the screen in entertainment.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mr Wogan moved to the UK in 1966 after The BBC approached the Limerick man in what was to be the start of a distinguished career.‘Wake Up to Wogan’ on BBC Radio 2 in 2009 had eight million regular listeners, making him the most listened-to radio broadcaster in Europe.An tUachtarán Michael D Higgins declared that he had learned with sadness of the death of ” one of the great figures of broadcasting,” noting Terry Wogan’s distinguished contribution to television and in particular to the medium of radio.“People in Ireland will remember his early career in Irish broadcasting, ”President Higgins added, recalling how his move to Britain saw his voice become “the most often quoted, favourite radio voices.”His rise to the top of radio listenership in the United Kingdom was, An tUachtarán declared, “a great tribute to his breadth of knowledge and in particular his unique, very personal sense of humour.”“It is with great sadness that I learned this morning of the passing of legendary broadcaster Terry Wogan,”Taoiseach Enda Kenny declared, noting that the veteran broadcaster’s sense of humour and wit were `unparalleled.‘“He graced the top of his broadcasting profession for decades as a reassuring voice on the BBC. As an Irishman, Terry Wogan occupied a special place in British listeners’ hearts and he acted in no small way as a bridge between Ireland and Britain.”The Taoiseach signalled the “entertaining, and often unforgiving, commentary of the Eurovision Song Contest (which) provided viewers here and in Britain with endless entertainment.” Mr Kenny declared that “our deepest condolences go to his family at this time.”Prime Minister of the United Kingdom David Camerin said “I grew up listening to him on the radio and watching him on TV. His charm and wit always made me smile.” Shannondoc operating but only by appointment TAGSfeaturedTerry Wogan NewsBreaking newsTerry Wogan dies after battle with cancerBy Staff Reporter – January 31, 2016 762 Print Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Twitter Linkedincenter_img Email WhatsApp Advertisement Previous articleOpinion – Nothing ‘Dodged’Next articleExit: Creative Limerick’s property scheme for the arts Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook No vaccines in Limerick yet Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img

Keep Yourself and Emergency Responders Safe This Holiday Travel Season

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf By: Colonel Tyree C. Blocker, Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Keep Yourself and Emergency Responders Safe This Holiday Travel Season   SHARE  TWEET Holidays,  PSA,  Public Safety,  The Blog The holiday travel season is here, and thousands of people across Pennsylvania are preparing to pack up the car and hit the road to visit family and friends.As you travel to enjoy time with loved ones, plan a safe ride after a night of holiday festivities, make your family’s safety your top priority, and keep in mind the men and women who work every day – sacrificing time with their own families – to keep the roads safe.Before you go out, plan ahead to get home safely.Please do not put yourself, your family, or first responders at risk by making the decision to drink and drive. According to PennDOT, more than 1,200 crashes statewide during the 2015 holiday season involved a driver impaired by drugs or alcohol, with 38 fatalities in those crashes.The SaferRide mobile app, developed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is a free tool to facilitate a safe ride home after a night of holiday festivities. Its simple interface allows users to quickly identify their location and call a taxi or friend to pick them up. Other options include private ride hailing apps such as Uber and Lyft, where available. Whichever method you choose, there is no reason to drive impaired.Make your family’s safety your top priority.Remember to wear your seat belt and use appropriate child safety seats every time you drive. In Pennsylvania, children under the age of four must ride in an approved child safety seat and:Children younger than two years old must be secured in a rear-facing car seat.Children from age four to age eight must use an appropriate booster seat.Children from age eight to 18 must wear a seat belt when riding anywhere in a vehicle.All drivers and front-seat passengers 18 years old and older are required to buckle up.If you have questions about installing a car seat, or just want a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician to check your work, your local Pennsylvania State Police barracks can help. Visit our website for a list of child seat workshops or to schedule a one-on-one appointment.Keep in mind the men and women who keep our roads safe.Unfortunately, traffic accidents will happen. When they do, we rely on several skilled and dedicated emergency responders – including police, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, road crews, and tow truck drivers – to help those involved in the crash and keep traffic moving for other travelers.Pennsylvania’s “Steer Clear” law requires us to move over or slow down when we see emergency personnel on the side of the road. Please do your part to make sure these men and women are safe on the job and return home at the end of their shifts to enjoy the holidays with their families.On behalf of everyone at the Pennsylvania State Police, I wish you a happy, safe, and joyous holiday season. November 23, 2016last_img read more

Sources: Reds Will Name Price As Manager

first_imgPrice will be tabbed as the 61st manager in Reds history on Tuesday, according to reports.The Cincinnati Reds have selected a new manager. Pitching Coach Bryan Price will be named as the manager at a press conference on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m.Price, 51, has served as the Red’s pitching coach since 2010. He led the pitching staff to the fourth-best ERA in the Major Leagues this previous season and the most strikeouts in the National League.He has agreed to a 3-year contract through the 2016 season to become the 61st field manager in club history and the 51st since 1900.Prior to joining the Reds, Price spent ten years as a pitching coach with the Seattle Mariners and Arizona Diamondbacks.This will be his first managerial job in the big leagues although he had reportedly been a candidate for the position with other teams in the past.Price will succeed Dusty Baker, who was axed three days after the team was knocked out of the playoffs by the Pittsburgh Pirates.last_img read more

Kompany eyes further glory

first_img Playmaker Samir Nasri, who opened the scoring in the final game, paid tribute to the influence of manager Manuel Pellegrini. Pellegrini has impressed in his first season in English football after taking over from the sacked Roberto Mancini last summer. Asked what the main differences were from last year’s team, when City finished runners-up in the league and FA Cup, Nasri said: “Do you want me to be honest? The atmosphere, the manager and the confidence. That is the difference between last year and this year.” Elaborating on what Pellegrini had brought to the club, Nasri said: “He trusts the players. The philosophy we played all season is just about all the quality we have in this team, that is the big difference.” Goalkeeper Joe Hart, who was named in the England squad for this summer’s World Cup earlier in the day, also spoke to the crowd. Hart was asked about the spell last autumn when he was dropped from the side after a period of bad form. The 27-year-old said: “It has been a good season, a tough season, but one I have enjoyed. “It was difficult for me personally but the beauty of this team is that we have got people who can fill in at any time. “Costel (Pantilimon) was absolutely fantastic when he played, I got taken out of the team. “He’s been brilliant, a pleasure to work with, the same as Richard Wright, and Xabi (Mancisidor) has come in and been a great coach. “As a goalkeeping unit we are really blessed at this club and I am proud to be part of it.” The bus tour set off down Peter Street and Deansgate before heading for Exchange Square, where a large crowd had also gathered. Weather for the event was good with blue sky and sunshine. After completing the celebrations, the team were due to fly out to Abu Dhabi, homeland of club owner Sheikh Mansour, for a short post-season tour. Kompany, who scored the second goal in the 2-0 win over the Hammers, said: “This is a team that is growing and we have done it in style. “Everyone keeps saying, ‘They have won the league and they have done it in style’. “That is what I like about it. That is what I want us to do again in future, keep winning in style.” Asked by the event compere if more trophies would follow, the influential defender added: “Has to be more, always more.” City’s title hopes took a knock last month as they lost at rivals Liverpool and were then held to a draw by Sunderland. Their fate fell out of their own hands but they seized on a slip-up by Liverpool to finish strongly and supplant their rivals Manchester United as champions for the second time in three seasons. Kompany said: “We never gave up, we always believe. “Together we did it, we knew we could, and until the end we fought and we brought the Premier League back to the city, and in the colours it should always be.” Thousands of supporters filled Manchester’s Albert Square and then lined surrounding streets as the team began an open-top bus tour from outside the town hall. Fans relived City’s season of glory, which was completed on Sunday as the side beat West Ham to clinch the title, thanks to big-screen replays before players addressed the crowd and then boarded the bus. Press Association Captain Vincent Kompany promised supporters more silverware as Manchester City took to the streets to parade the Barclays Premier League trophy and Capital One Cup.last_img read more