Limerick Native Costelloe Signs for Burnley Academy

first_imgNewsLimerick Native Costelloe Signs for Burnley AcademyBy Adrian Finnin – February 2, 2021 136 Best wishes to Dara Costelloe, who has today signed with Burnley’s academy side.Dara joined our under-15 side in 2017, and he made his first team debut as a 15-year-old against Finn Harps in 2018.Dara continued to play first team and under-19 football with the club in 2019.— Galway United (@GalwayUnitedFC) February 1, 2021 Costelloe became Galway United’s youngest ever player when he made his senior debut against Finn Harps in September 2018 as a 15 year-old at Finn Park. The left-footed winger signed for the Clarets tonight on a deal until June 2022.The former Galway man has been part of former Aston Villa midfielder Steve Stone’s U-23 side as well as the U-18’s setup and featured in a 2-0 win over Newcastle U-23’s today.The post Limerick Native Costelloe Signs for Burnley Academy appeared first on Sporting Limerick. Facebook Linkedin Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Advertisement FORMER Aisling Annacotty underage player Dara Costelloe has made a big move to English Premier League side Burnley FC this evening.He has signed for the club’s academy following a successful trial.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Costelloe’s former club Galway United announced the news on their official Twitter page this evening. Previous articleGardaí across Ireland take on viral dance challengeNext articleLive Venue Collective Report – Over 2000 people hired, 405 live shows hosted, and 416,000 audience members engaged Adrian Finnin Print Emaillast_img read more

South Donegal Deputy says he is not overly worried about safety after death threat

first_img Previous articleDerry mother makes emotional appeal to those who fired shot at her homeNext articleUlster Bank confirms all delayed credits have been processed News Highland Twitter By News Highland – October 25, 2019 Pinterest Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows South Donegal Deputy says he is not overly worried about safety after death threatcenter_img A South Donegal Deputy claims that he is not overly worried about his safety after receiving a death threat for speaking out against right-wing anti-immigrant hate speech.Martin Kenny has received what he describes as several “racist” messages in recent days after voicing concerns about what he believes is a ‘far-right’ influence in debates over plans to accommodate asylum seekers in Ballinamore in Leitrim.The Sinn Fein TD reported to Gardai a message he received this week which referred to him as a “traitor” and claimed that he would be “executed.”He told Shannonside Northern Sound that he has received several disturbing messages in recent days:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Community Enhancement Programme open for applications RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Facebook Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

Four nursing home staffers charged in deadly Hurricane Irma horror

first_imgfelixmizioznikov/iStock(HOLLYWOOD, Fla.) — Calling it “a terrible tragedy that should have never happened,” the police chief of Hollywood, Florida, announced on Tuesday the arrests of four staff members of a nursing rehabilitation center whose alleged inaction caused the deaths of 12 elderly patients who perished from heatstroke when they were left lingering for hours in the sweltering facility that lost power during Hurricane Irma in 2017.Chief Chris O’Brien released details of the arrests at a news conference attended by relatives of the patients who died at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills due to alleged neglect by its former administrator, night nursing supervisor and two nurses.“The families sitting here today should not have lost their loved ones in this way,” O’Brien said. “They placed their faith and trust in the Rehabilitation Center of Hollywood Hills, its medical and administrative staff and that trust was betrayed. They have been living an absolute nightmare.”Jorge Carballo, 61, the former administrator of the facility, and Sergo Colins, 45, the facility’s supervising night nurse, were each charged with 12 counts of felony aggravated manslaughter.Tamika Tory Miller, 31, a nurse at the center, was arrested and charged with six counts of felony aggravated manslaughter and tampering with evidence in connection with patient medical records. Another nurse at the center, Althea Kenesha Meggie, 36, was charged with two counts of felony aggravated manslaughter and tampering with evidence in connection with patient medical records.“These are trained professionals that should have been aware of the environmental hazards that were taking place in that facility and they chose to ignore them,” O’Brien said of the suspects. “These individuals took an oath to provide care and safety for these individuals in their facility. They betrayed that oath.”Not only did they fail to properly care for the patients, he said, but Meggie and Miller allegedly attempted to cover up the neglect by manipulating patient medical records.The charges resulted from what O’Brien described as the most extensive criminal investigation in his agency’s history.“This was a terrible tragedy that should have never happened,” O’Brien said.He said police were called to the facility on Sept. 13, 2017, after Hurricane Irma swept through South Florida and knocked out power to the rehabilitation center, which at the time was caring for around 140 patients.When police arrived on the scene, they found three patients already dead and several others in varying degrees of medical distress, police officials said. Despite sweltering conditions inside the facility, the staff failed to evacuate patients despite there being a fully-functioning hospital across the street, officials said.It was hotter inside the center than it was outside, officials said, and paramedics found patients overheated, including one who had a 107-degree temperature.Police immediately began evacuating the center, saving the lives of most patients. But a total of 12, who ranged in age from 71 to 99, died, authorities said.In November 2017, the Broward County Medical Examiner ruled all the deaths homicides and determined that the patients died from heatstroke, Major Steven Bolger, head of criminal investigation for the Hollywood Police Department, said at Tuesday’s news conference.“The actions and inactions of the four individuals — the two nurses responsible for the hands-on care of patients, the nursing supervisor and the facility administrator — led to the deaths of these patients,” Bolger said. “Since September of 2017, it has been the goal of the Hollywood police department to get justice for the patients who where medically and physically vulnerable and did not receive the appropriate care at the rehabilitation center.”As loved ones of the victims listened, Bolger read off the names of those who died. They were Carolyn Eartherly, 78, Gail Nova, 71, Estella Hendricks, 71, Bobby Owens, 84, Manuel Mendieta, 96, Albertina Vega, 99, Betty Hibbard, 84, Carlos Canal, 93, Martha Murray, 94, Delores Beamonte, Miguel Franco, 92, and his wife, Cecilia Franco, 90.Bolger said the nearly two-year investigation involved the State Attorney of Broward County and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Detectives interviewed more than 500 people, reviewed 400 hours of surveillance video and collected more than 1,000 pieces of evidence, including 55 computers.Ilham Soffan, an attorney for Meggie, portrayed her client and the others charged as scapegoats. Meggie, Soffan said, was filling in at the center because it was short-staffed on the day the power went out.“She did the best that she possibly could do under the circumstances,” Soffan told ABC News affiliate WPLG-TV. “She actually is not a permanent employee. She came in to assist.”Another attorney for Meggie, David Frankel, said at a news conference on Monday that Meggie will fight the charges. He said Meggie and the other nurses called the Florida Power & Light Company numerous times in an attempt to get the power at the center back on.“They were calling the emergency operations center from the governor’s office and they were calling the governor himself who was posting his cellphone number on television saying for people to call if there was an emergency,” Frankel said. “Those people never responded and never came.”Attorneys for the other suspects could not immediately be reached.Asked why the owner of the center had not been charged, O’Brien said the investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected.“I head some comments that we arrested low-hanging fruit,” O’Brien said. “I can tell you that somebody’s status in the organization had zero impact on our decision to charge these individuals, whether they’re the most junior person in the organization or the most senior.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. read more

Kings Park Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 26-year-old Kings Park man was killed when his motorcycle collided with another vehicle in Commack and the other driver was charged with driving without a license over the weekend.Suffolk County police said Christopher Colella was riding a Suzuki GSX-R600 southbound on Indian Head Road when his vehicle struck a northbound Chevrolet Venture that was making a left turn onto Somers Lane at 6:50 a.m. Saturday.The victim was pronounced dead at scene. The driver, 57-year-old Marino Guillen of Brentwood, was treated for minor injuries at Saint Catherine of Sienna Medical Center in Smithtown.Guillen was charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Fourth Squad detectives impounded the vehicles and are continuing the investigation.last_img read more

NBA free agency rumors: Nikola Vucevic will commit to a 4-year, $100M deal with Magic

first_img Kevin Durant free agency rumors: Nets no longer front-runners for Warriors star Orlando made a big stride to secure its big man.According to a report from The Athletic, the Magic put together a four-year deal that will exceed $100 million and that was good enough for Nikola Vucevic. The Orlando Magic are preparing a four-year offer believed to be in excess of $90 million to their All-Star center Nikola Vucevic in hopes of completing a deal shortly after Sunday’s opening bell in free agency, league sources say— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) June 28, 2019According to an earlier report from The Dallas Morning News, Vucevic was eyeing $25 million per year, which is what he’ll get with the team’s newest terms.”Last, but not least, is the question of All-Star center Vucevic, who has long been reported, including by The News, as a likely Mavericks free-agent target. Sources, however, now tell The News that while the Mavericks see Vucevic as a viable fit alongside Kristaps Porzingis, Vucevic is seeking a starting salary of $25 million and thus is out of Dallas’ price range. And there is little-to-no chance of Vucevic falling into the Mavericks’ comfort-level price because his current team, Orlando, wants to keep him and because he has other suitors, particularly Sacramento and Boston.”Vucevic wrapped up his seventh season with the Magic and is coming off a career year where he averaged personal bests in points (20.8) and rebounds (12). Related News Celtics’ problems extend beyond Kyrie Irving, report says Klay Thompson free agency rumors: Warriors, star agree to 5-year, $190M max contract He is planning on committing to the offer when free agency begins 6 p.m. ET Sunday. Orlando free agent All-Star Nikola Vucevic plans to commit to a four-year, $100 million deal to return to the Magic, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 30, 2019A previous report hinted that the deal would exceed $90 million, which would have been under the amount the All-Star was hoping for.last_img read more

Avalanche take chance on Valeri Nichushkin and it may just work out

first_imgThe 6-4, 210-pound forward brings a lot of size to the lineup and though he’s not the most physical, he’s able to make space for himself and his linemates and is not afraid to throw a hit when needed. Nichushkin is also a fast skater who can win 1-on-1 battles and make creative plays on the fly. Equipped with a heavy shot, he’s able to shoot from anywhere with a power forward’s mentality, which helps him crash the net and get to the right areas.Nichushkin with the wheels! And a very nice goal.— NHL (@NHL) March 5, 2016Joining Colorado may just be the right opportunity. He’s gotten much better defensively over time, is able to better handle the puck and carry it up ice — it just needs to be seen on a consistent basis. Regardless of whether or not he can find his touch with the Avalanche, the team will be just fine; they have plenty of depth on the wing, and their 3.15 goals per game last season ranked 10th in the league.Ultimately, he’s a safe backup option — and may even win a spot in the lineup if he shows improvement in the preseason. The Avs have shown that they’ll take a chance on unproven, young wingers (Andre Burakovsky), and the kid has shown that he can play. A change of scenery may just be the answer, as seen before in the NHL, and there’s not really a downside to the deal. How he’ll stack up is a toss-up, but Colorado isn’t losing anything by signing a former first-rounder to a low-risk, inexpensive deal. NHL FREE AGENCY 2019: Tracker for all 31 teams’ RFAs, UFAsHis lackluster play, as well as inconsistency and lack of scoring since entering the organization, led Dallas to buy out the final year of his contract early in the offseason; however, the Avs see potential in the 2013 10th-overall pick and could benefit from his presence.”Valeri is a big, young winger who adds depth to our roster and brings competition to our training camp,” general manager Joe Sakic said in a team-issued press release. “He brings NHL experience to our team and we are excited to have him with our organization.”Once carrying the potential to become a first-line winger, Nichushkin has seen a decline in his play. After impressing with a solid 14 goals and 34-point performance in his rookie campaign, he suffered a hip injury the following year which held him to only eight games (one point). After that, he managed just nine more goals in the final year of his entry-level deal in 2015-16 before deciding to sign with the KHL’s CSKA Moscow.Overseas, he was able to register a combined total of 27 goals and 51 points in 86 games over the last two seasons, which included a 27-point campaign in 2017-18 topped off by a team-leading seven game-winning goals. However, none of that appeared to translate over to North America, where he struggled yet again and ultimately become a UFA.So what do the Avalanche get out of signing him? The Colorado Avalanche are taking a gamble on Valeri Nichushkin. They signed the 24-year-old winger to a one-year, one-way deal worth $850,000, the team announced Monday.Last season marked Nichushkin’s first NHL campaign with the Dallas Stars since 2015-16 (as a restricted free agent, he chose to sign overseas rather than return to the Stars). In 57 games, he failed to impress, going without a goal and putting up just 10 assists. He had a groin injury early on in the year and ultimately couldn’t live up to expectations or play any kind of top-6 role; he was scratched 16 times and appeared in just one postseason game.last_img read more