Two hospitalised in city centre crash

first_imgLinkedin First Irish death from Coronavirus Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up TWO people were being treated at the University Hospital Limerick this Thursday afternoon following a road traffic collision at a busy city centre junction.The two-car collision occurred at the junction between Cecil Street and Catherine Street shortly after 11am.Emergency services attended the crash scene and the area was immediately cordoned off with restrictions put in place to motorists and pedestrians.The two injured people were initially treated at the scene but were removed to the hospital for further treatment. Their injuries were understood to be minor in nature.The busy junction was closed for a period of time to allow a clean up process rake place but the area has since be reopened. No vaccines in Limerick yet Facebook Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Printcenter_img NewsBreaking newsTwo hospitalised in city centre crashBy admin – January 2, 2014 641 Twitter TAGSfeatured Advertisement Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Previous articleFireworks continue with City of Culture resignationsNext articleCox’s formal response to City of Culture resignations admin Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHLlast_img read more

Gov’t Mule And ZZ Top Kick Off Joint Tour With Jones Beach Rocker [Videos/Setlist]

first_imgLast night marked the opening night of the joint ZZ Top and Gov’t Mule tour, pairing two titans of Southern rock for an extended period of performances. For Gov’t Mule, the engagement means more time spent on the road, after a successful stint with Blackberry Smoke that carried the band through the end of summer. ZZ Top, too, has been touring extensively this year, and the fusion of these two groups can only mean high powered rock and roll.Gov’t Mule started out the night with an hour-long set, bringing seven songs to the fine folks of Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, NY. It was “Bad Little Doggie” that opened the show, and Mule mostly stayed within the confines of their own catalog. The only exception was “Kind of Bird,” an Allman Brothers song that was co-written by Warren Haynes and Dickie Betts.Surprisingly, the show did not feature any collaborations between the two bands, but with seven more shows coming up in the next two weeks, you can bet that there will be! Check out some video footage from the night, capturing Mule’s rocking set to open up the show. The full Mule setlist can be seen below. Check out some highlights from ZZ Top’s set as well!center_img Edit this setlist | More Gov’t Mule setlistsPhoto by Gov’t Mule // Heath Robson // FacebookVideos by Sean Roche // YouTubelast_img read more

1 in 5 Australians are struggling to pay their mortgage, ANU survey finds

first_imgBenowa, including Surfers Paradise, is one of the worst hit postcodes in Queensland for mortgage stress. Picture: Jono Searle.Digital Finance Analytics principal Martin North said the risk of default was rising in areas where underemployment and unemployment were also rising.“Mortgage stress continues to rise as households experience rising living costs, higher mortgage rates and flat incomes,” he said.“Expected future mortgage rate rises will add further pressure on households.”More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020With the federal government due to announce housing affordability measures in Tuesday’s budget, the ANU poll also found 68 per cent of those not in the housing market are concerned they will never be able to afford a home.Co-researcher, Associate Professor Ben Phillips, said the survey showed support for an increase in the supply of housing and public housing.“The ANUpoll also found almost half of homeowners would be willing to see their property stop growing in value to improve housing affordability while only 31.8 per cent would not,” he said.“This may suggest that the issue of housing affordability is acute enough that Australians may accept policy change that could reduce prices or the rate of price growth to allow more equitable access to the housing market.”ATTITUDES TO HOUSING AFFORDABILITY:* About 87 per cent are concerned future generations won’t be able to afford to buy a house* 75 per cent believe owning a home is part of the Australian way of life* 68 per cent believe emotional security, stability and belonging are the main reasons to buy a house* 51 per cent nominated investment and financial security as key reasons to buy a house* 28 per cent of those surveyed have economised on luxuries to meet mortgage or rent payments* 18 per cent have economised on essentials to meet mortgage or rent payments* One in five Australians are struggling to keep up with mortgage or rental payments* 23 per cent of mortgage holders would have difficulty keeping up repayments if interest rates increased by two percentage points* 68 per cent of those not in the housing market are concerned they will never be able to afford a home* 77 per cent do not expect their families to give any financial support towards buying a home* 51.7 per cent support the removal of tax incentives such as negative gearing and the capital gains discount, but 27 per cent of investors strongly oppose their removal* 83 per cent support or strongly support first homeowner grants(Source: ANUpoll) A new ANU poll shows 18 per cent of Australians constantly struggle to pay their mortgage.THE great Australian dream might not be all it’s cut out to be with one in five of us struggling to keep up with mortgage or rental payments, a new survey has found.The findings of the latest annual Australian National University poll show 18 per cent of Australians constantly struggle to pay their mortgage, while two per cent say they’ve fallen behind in repayments.The survey of 2500 people in March this year found 23 per cent of mortgage holders would have difficulty keeping up with repayments if interest rates increased by two percentage points.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHousehold Debt00:51It backs up recent figures by Digital Finance Analytics, which found an estimated 1000 Australian households a week are expected to face mortgage default over the next 12 months.The report reveals one in four households nationwide are in mortgage stress, including 139,000 in Queensland. Mount Pleasant in Mackay is one of the worst hit postcodes in Queensland for mortgage stress. Picture: Rob MaccollOne of the worst hit postcodes in the state is Mount Pleasant in Mackay, where 244 households are at risk of mortgage default and as many as 3600 are in mild mortgage stress.Benowa, which includes the suburbs of Surfers Paradise and Main Beach, on the Gold Coast is also struggling, with 119 households in severe mortgage stress and more than 150 facing default.last_img read more

ICC World Cup Former Australian skipper Steve Waugh picks his favourites for World Cup 2019

first_imgDespite naming England as the favourites for the World Cup, the 53-year-old Waugh said that every participating team should be way of Australia.“Every side will be wary of Australia. They know the potential of the Australian side. There’s been turmoil in Australian cricket over the last 12 months, but that has been put aside now. We’ve got our best players available to be picked in Smith and Warner. Their form was very poor, but all of a sudden, they’ve won their last eight matches. And that is ominous for other sides, they know how good these sides are,” the 53-year-old further added.Meanwhile, the five-time World Cup champions will step into the tournament with the idea to defend the title, and this remains to be seen if they manage to turn thoughts into action. Australia will play its first game of the tournament against Afghanistan. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights Australia will play its first game of the tournament against Afghanistan.Aaron Finch will lead the side in the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup. Steve Waugh has led Australia to World Cup title twice. New Delhi: With just 9 days to the all-important ICC Cricket World Cup to begin, all 10 teams are working regressively with the full fortitude to keep no box unturned. With players busy preparing, the cricket-pundits and ones who have played the sport are busy predicting their semi-finalist in the twelfth edition.Former Australia skipper, Steve Waugh, too, has given his verdict on the upcoming 50-over tournament, picking his favourites. Interestingly, the former cricketer, hasn’t picked his own country as the probable champions in the upcoming tournament. Instead, he has backed hosts England who recently thrashed Pakistan 4-0 as the firm favourites.“England to me are probably the favourites – their form has been outstanding over the last couple of years. They are playing at home. Sometimes, that creates more pressure, but they’ve got a really good coach in Trevor Bayliss to keep the players grounded. So I think England would be favourites, and probably Australia and India on that second line of favouritism,” he was quoted as saying by ICC’s official website.last_img read more

NBA playoffs 2019: 3 reasons the postseason without LeBron James will be different

first_img3 reasons the NBA playoffs will be different without LeBron James1. Other players in the East will get some much-deserved recognitionWe’ve already seen this throughout the season as Giannis Antetokounmpo has emerged as an MVP favorite after leading the Bucks (60-22) to the best record in the NBA. But with James out of the playoffs, the conversation should now be about the stars in the Eastern Conference.And there are absolutely stars. We already mentioned Antetokounmpo, but Joel Embiid with the 76ers — as long as he’s healthy — will be front and center in the national spotlight and not overshadowed by James. Jimmy Butler will make waves in the playoffs, as well, for Philadelphia, but then other lesser-known players like Aaron Gordon and Nikola Vucevic of the Magic will get some looks, and Raptors forward Pascal Siakam will show everyone just how good he has become.Then players whose names you know will get a little more airtime, like Andre Drummond with the Pistons, D’Angelo Russell and Spencer Dinwiddie with the Nets and Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis with the Pacers.2. There’s intrigue in the EastWatching greatness is a wonderful thing. No one complained about seeing Magic Johnson and Larry Bird face each other year after year. Watching Michael Jordan get to six of eight finals in the ’90s was also great, but in all honesty, it’s nice to see something new.James went to eight straight NBA Finals with the Heat and Cavaliers. This will be the first time since 2010 we won’t be seeing LBJ play for a championship.In some ways, that’s sad, while in others, it’s exciting. We could see Antetokounmpo go up against the Warriors for a seven-game series, or Brad Stevens and the Celtics facing off with Steve Kerr and the Warriors.Kawhi Leonard helped the Spurs win a championship over James and could very well lead the Raptors to the finals. Butler may be the catalyst to get the 76ers over the top.Even the Pacers seem just scrappy enough to fight their way to the final series despite losing their best player, Victor Oladipo. It will be incredibly tough, but Nate McMillan has kept his team playing well, so it wouldn’t be absolutely crazy to see them advance.Sure, none of these teams has James, but everyone likes to see something new. We are guaranteed to get that out of the East this year.3. We actually get to talk about basketballDrama follows James. There is no way around it. Is that his fault? Well, to an extent yes, but, that’s just what happens in the current NBA landscape.Think about all of the storylines surrounding the Lakers this year. How many can you name that were centered around basketball?It’s not many. But you absolutely remember the Anthony Davis trade fiasco, Magic Johnson stepping down as president and rumors James didn’t want Luke Walton to be his coach. As much as that might be intriguing to get you through an 82-game regular season, it’s barely about basketball. Now that the playoffs have rolled around we can talk about Mike Budenholzer changing the Bucks’ game to make them one of the best shooting teams in the league, we can discuss how the Warriors’ weakness may be DeMarcus Cousins’ pick-and-roll defense, we can find out how a Russell Westbrook-Paul George combination works without Carmelo Anthony attached to it in the playoffs and we can see how Denver’s home-court advantage in the Mile High City will affect the postseason as a whole.And that’s just the surface stuff. This postseason can and should be about basketball — that is a great thing. For the first time since 2004-05, LeBron James will not be part of the NBA playoff conversation.His Lakers missed the postseason after posting a 37-45 record in his first year with the team and now some new discussions will open up. Stephen Curry injury update: Warriors have no concerns about star’s anklecenter_img With James not playing in the postseason, new stars have a chance to make it to the NBA Finals.So how does the conversation change with him being left out?  Related News NBA playoffs 2019: Updated odds to win the championshiplast_img read more