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

Gardai urge road users not to take unnecessary risks on the roads

first_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Homepage BannerNews Twitter WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai urge road users not to take unnecessary risks on the roads Gardai say the Roads Policing Unit in Buncrana detected a driver who tested positive for drug driving this morning.This afternoon, the Letterkenny Roads Policing Unit also detected a driver who was travelling at a very high speed.Gardai are urging road users not to take unnecessary risks on the roads.Gardai are out on the roads day and night conducting checkpoints, speed checks and patrols and say it only takes one poor decision on the roads to destroy lives. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img Previous articleGovernment’s promised €18 million to Global Vaccine AllianceNext article4 new confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Donegal News Highland Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Facebook Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – May 4, 2020 last_img read more

Area spared Zeta’s wrath

first_img Kimbro said expectations were that all power would be restored by 8 or 9 p.m. ThursdayThe biggest spread of outages was in the northwest section of the county and most were caused by trees on the lines.“We have a lot of pine trees and 3,000 miles of line exposure,” Kimbro said. “But, we didn’t have broken poles and that’s what slows down the efforts to get service back so some customers.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sponsored Content Email the author You Might Like Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Jaine Treadwell Latest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Skip Published 5:35 pm Thursday, October 29, 2020 Area spared Zeta’s wrathcenter_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Kimbro said those working to restore service to South Alabama Electric’s customers have done a commendable job in doing so in a very manageable and reasonable amount of time.Russell Oliver, Pike County engineer, said between 15 and 20 county roads were closed for a time due to downed trees.“Most of the closed county roads were in the area between Banks and Brundidge and in the Pronto and Shiloh general area,” Oliver said, adding that all the roads were open by late mid-morning Thursday.“Thankfully, this was nothing like we saw in April and with Hurricane Sally,” Oliver said. “We dodged a bullet last night.”That’s how Andy Kimbro, South Alabama Electric Cooperative manager member services, described the weakened Zeta as she blew a path through Alabama early Thursday morning. “Some of our neighbors got hit a lot worse but it was nothing like what hit us in April.”Kimbro said the peak of the tropical storm come through Pike County between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. causing about 1,900 power outages. But that was nothing like in April, when the outages totaled around 12,000. Pike County tops 1,360 total cases Pike County’s COVID-19 deaths climbed to 14 this week, as the county added more confirmed and probable cases of the… read more Print Article By The Penny Hoarder Book Nook to reopen The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Brian Chandler, Troy utilities general manager, said as of 10:30 Thursday morning things were back to normal following a night of strong winds off Tropical Storm Zeta.“Throughout the night, we had several small outages that affected only a handful of customers — around eight to 10 — due to small limbs falling,” Chandler said. “This morning, we have been out checking for hanging limbs that could cause problems but most everything is back to normal.”Chandler said Evergreen was harder hit and Troy sent a crew from the utilities department to assist with getting power back to their customers.Vaughn Daniels, Troy environment services director, said Troy weathered the storm with only one report of trees being down.  However, that was out of the City of Troy’s jurisdiction.Willie Wright, Brundidge City manager, said Brundidge came through the storm with only one issue which was a power outage on Tennille Road. “Our guys got out and had the power back on in about 20 minutes,” Wright said. “We were blessed.”Zeta sped across the Southeast on Thursday, leaving a trail of damage and more than 2.6 million homes and businesses without power in Atlanta and beyond after pounding New Orleans with winds and water that splintered homes and were blamed for at least six deaths.A Category 2 hurricane when it hit the southeastern Louisiana coast Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center said Zeta weakened to a post-tropical storm by afternoon with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph (85 kph) about 25 miles (45 kilometers) southeast of Charlottesville, Virginia.The storm was still buffeting North Carolina and southeastern Virginia with gusty winds, but it was moving along at 53 mph (85 km/h), meaning no single place was blasted too long.Some voting places were affected and hundreds of schools canceled classes or planned to open late across from the Gulf Coast to the Carolinas. Widespread power outages occurred across seven states from Louisiana to the south Atlantic seaboard. Some places could be in the dark for days.The latest punch from a record hurricane season left people shaken. Will Arute said it sounded like a bomb went off when part of a large oak snapped outside his home in New Orleans, and crashed into his car and a corner of his home.“I did not anticipate this to happen. It was pretty intense along the eye wall when it went through here,” he said.Mackenzie Umanzor didn’t make many preparations because the last hurricane to threaten her home in D’Iberville, Mississippi, a few weeks ago did little damage. Zeta blew open doors she had tried to barricade, leaving her with a cut hand, and the top of her shed came loose. “You could hear the tin roof waving in the wind. … And there was a couple of snaps, lots of cracks of branches and trees falling,” she said. “It was pretty scary.”Officials said life-threatening conditions would last into the day, with Zeta crossing the mid-Atlantic states as a tropical storm before moving offshore around Delaware.Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said the most severe destruction — what he described as “catastrophic damage” — appears to be on the barrier island of Grand Isle in Jefferson Parish.with search and rescue efforts, including door-to-door checks on property.The governor also urged people to be cautious during the recovery.“Oddly enough, it isn’t the storms that typically produce the most injuries and the fatalities. It’s the cleanup efforts. It’s the use of generators. It’s the carbon monoxide poisoning. It’s the electrocution that comes from power lines. So, now is the time to be very, very cautious out there,” Edwards said Thursday.Four people died in Alabama and Georgia when trees fell on homes, authorities said. The dead included two people pinned to their bed when a tree crashed through, Gwinnett County fire officials said.In Mississippi, Leslie Richardson, 58, drowned when he was trapped in rising seawater in Biloxi after taking video of the raging storm, Harrison County Coroner Brian Switzer said. Richardson and another man exited a floating car and desperately clung to a tree before his strength “just gave out,” Switzer said.A 55-year-old man was electrocuted by a downed power line in New Orleans, a Louisiana coroner said. 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