Print TAGSEDfeaturedINMOuniversity hospital limerick Advertisement Previous articleLimerick toddler remains in critical condition after hotel fallNext articleGAA – O’Neills and Etihad Airlines launch World Games kits Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Call for Government action as 81 patients wait for beds in UHL Twitter WhatsApp Numbers of Limerick hospital group staff sidelined by COVID-19 reduces by 162 in past 7 days Linkedin Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Updated statement on service disruptions UL Hospitals Group Facebook 64 patients waiting for beds in UHL NewsBreaking newsLimerick ED with highest number in country on trolliesBy Bernie English – July 4, 2016 784 53 patients waiting for beds at UHL University Hospital Limerick.THE EMERGENCY Department at the University Hospital Limerick today list the highest number of people in the country waiting for admission to hospital on trolleys.Records from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation show that there are 41 people waiting for hospital beds on the ED in Dooradoyle today (Monday July 4) making the department the most crowded in the country.The demand for beds is coming in ahead of even the big Dublin hospitals, with the next highest number recorded in the Midlands Hospital in Tullamore, where 28 people ae waiting for admission.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up This week, the Limerick Post went behind the scenes in the ED to report on what conditions are like for staff and patients.Read ‘Dispatches from the Front Line’ in this coming week’s Limerick [email protected]
Friday night’s highly anticipated debut performance of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead in the capital city of Albany, New York was nothing short of jaw-dropping. While many Upstate deadheads have taken the 3-hour journey southbound to see the boys in their Brooklyn Bowl home turf, most the crowd in the sold-out Palace Theatre were experiencing the glory for their first time.An appropriately placed “Feel Like A Stranger” assured the room that it would be a long, long, crazy, crazy night. The five strangers on stage introduced themselves to the Palace in an all-too-authentic JRAD way by mixing the distinct sound of the Grateful Dead with the high-energy improvisations that fans have come to love in their almost 150 shows. Seamlessly transitioning into “Help On The Way” was the first of many awe-inspiring and unique transitions in the night. Marco Benevento hopped back and forth from organ to grand piano and provided a gorgeous yet rambunctious solo while transitioning into the classic “Slipknot” section of the one-two Blues for Allah punch.After the calming and celestial board work from Benevento, drummer Joe Russo slammed his foot on the gas for a peel-out transition into “The Wheel.” Guitarist Tom Hamilton sonically connected with Russo to appease the Upstate Phish fanbase with a kid-tested, mother approved “Bathtub Gin” tease. Bassist Dave Dreiwitz came knocking at the door, Lesh-like with bass-bombs that rattled the upper deck of the theatre during the spacier part of the jam. Local Grateful Dead tour veterans thought back to a time almost exactly 25 years ago when Jerry Garcia sang the tune down the street at the Knickerbocker Arena which is featured on the fan-favorite live album, Dozin’ at the Knick.Hamilton tipped his hat to Jerry during an extra special solo in “Uncle John’s Band”, yet another highlight of the first quarter of the show. The version contained elements of a 90’s hip-hop backbeat and for good measure, the quintet threw in a “Poison” sample by Bell Biv DeVoe. Guitarist Scott Metzger shined during the bouncy flow into “Truckin’”, which the band took on an extended test-drive before peppering in another Phish tease with “Chalkdust Torture”. Although the band was technically truckin’ back from Buffalo as they played Syracuse’s Landmark Theatre the night before, the lyrics of the Grateful Dead greatest-hit always induce serious excitement from any New York crowd.A silky “Music Never Stopped” reprise had some members of the capacity audience howling for “The Other One” only to be pleasantly faked out. The 5-piece continued to pull rabbits of the hat with a surprising jam that contained elements of a high energy “Born-Cross Eyed” that could have dropped into “The Other One” (or “Crosseyed and Painless” at this point) but instead took fans into set break.Set two kicked off with a mellow and slow-building “Reuben & Cherise”, which brought forth a flood of teases including yet another Phish nod in “Divided Sky” where Tommy Hamilton channeled Trey Anastasio again. With a Tweezer-esque energy, the band blasted off into the highlight of the second set “Viola Lee Blues”. The rollercoaster jam drifted into an out-of-left-field takeover by Benevento and brought some of us back to the days where there was only The Duo. A funky guitar exchange by Hamilton and Metzger was later combated with a Dreiwitz / Russo collaboration that let everyone in on the fun. The colossal reprise featured elements of “Happiness Is A Warm Gun” and “Lady Madonna” by Hamilton and Benevento which may have been foreshadowed during the all-Beatles set break mix. When the jam finally fizzled out, the crowd once again found themselves falling into a deep “Foam” tease, capping off the unprecedented four-song tease-pack celebrating the quartet from Vermont.Watch the second-set opener below, courtesy of nugs.tv.As if the show wasn’t hot enough, a “Jack Straw” for the ages reminded JRAD rookies the importance of first impressions, and they surely delivered. Instead of singing the final lyrics “we can share the women we can share the wine”, Hamilton and the crew instead instrumentally faded away into “So Many Roads”. To keep the theme of “roads” present, Joe Russo led his crew into a rowdy “Goin’ Down The Road Feelin’ Bad” that had even the old timers out of their seats. After an instrumental “We Bid You Goodnight,” Russo tossed one of his drumsticks into the grateful crowd hopeful that they would see him and the band for one more song.“Magnificent Sanctuary Band” may have been recorded by Jerry Garcia, but it never made it to the stage for a live performance. Benevento’s mastery on the grand piano only added to the soulful voice of Hamilton during the well-placed song to leave behind in Albany. In the Donny Hathaway version of the encore tune, there is an introduction spoken by Hathaway that couldn’t be more appropriate for summing up JRAD’s first show at the Palace Theatre: “Well try to imagine with me if you will, that you were the first to see the band coming down the way, growing bigger and bigger, and your heart pounding harder and harder.”You can listen to the full show audio below, courtesy of Brian Goldstein:Joe Russo’s Almost Dead plays their final show of the short and sweet run at The State Theatre in Portland, Maine on Saturday night.Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | The Palace Theatre | Albany, NY | 3/16/18Set One (8:43PM – 10:01PM): Feel Like A Stranger > Help On The Way -> Slipknot! @ -> The Wheel # -> Uncle John’s Band $ -> Truckin’ % -> Music Never Stopped Reprise -> Born Cross-eyed JamSet Two (10:40PM – 12:14AM) Jam -> Ruben & Cerise ^ -> Viola Lee Blues -> 9 to 5 Jam -> Viola Lee Blues Reprise + -> Jam & -> Jack Straw * -> So Many Roads -> Going Down The Road Feeling Bad -> We Bid You Goodnight (Instrumental)E: Magnificent Sanctuary [email protected] – With an MB Solo# – With “Bathtub Gin” (Phish) Teases & Jams$ – With a “Poison” (Bell Biv DeVoe) Tease (JR) & a “Mama, I’m Coming Home” (Ozzy Osbourne) Tease (TH)% – With a “Chalkdust Torture” (Phish) Tease (TH)^ – With a “Divided Sky” (Phish) Tease (TH), a “Let My Love Open the Door” (Pete Townshend) Tease (TH) and a “Paradise City” (Guns N Roses) Tease (Band)+ – With a Unknown Tease (SM) & a “Cavern” (Phish) Tease (JR)& – With “Foam” (Phish) Teases & Jams* – With a “Llama” (Phish) Tease (JR), Ruben & Cerise Teases & GDTRFB Teases (TH)
Defeated Ayittey Powers has apologized to his fans for his disappointing showcase with Bukom Banku last Thursday at the Accra stadium. Bukom Banku won a 12-round unanimous decision over rival Ayittey Powers to run his perfect record to 27-0 in a non-title “Judgement Day” bout. Powers who before the bout assured his fans of victory over Banku has rendered an unqualified apology to the many fans he disappointed on the night“I just want to apologize to my fans because I wasn’t expecting something like this myself, went in there to win but only God knows what happened,” he exclusively told Joy fm“I’m begging all of them, we should give everything to God because he knows best but I promise to bounce back again.Ahead of the bout there were issues with Bukom Banko over weighing the required weight for their division. According to Powers that was one of the many reasons that accounted to his loss and would want a rematch with Brimah Kamoko.“This guy (Bukom Banku) has to fight me again, I have to fight this boy for the correct cruiser weight, they have to do the correct weight so we can fight again,”“This guy was using his weight and if he had come down to my weight I would have finished him. Initially when he over weighed I didn’t want to fight but people might think I’m afraid that’s why I went to fight.“I’m very disappointed but all the same I give thanks to God and I know I will come back so strong.”The proposed rematch is likely to be staged in the Garden City if the two camps agree on the bout.
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