Exhumation begins at Rathkeale as gardai investigate murder probe

first_imgWhatsApp Twitter Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Advertisement Previous articleVisitor numbers soar at eagles’ viewing pointNext articleNew support group for Limerick women experiencing separation Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April NewsBreaking newsExhumation begins at Rathkeale as gardai investigate murder probeBy Staff Reporter – September 16, 2014 542 Linkedin Facebook Shannondoc operating but only by appointment center_img Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Print No vaccines in Limerick yet TAGSfeatured Andrew Carey in [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE exhumation of a woman found dead in her home over 20 years ago has begun at St Mary’s Burial ground in Rathkeale this Tuesday morning. Limerick woman Margot Seery was found dead in her apartment following a night out and at her inquest, it was found that she died of asphyxiation after choking. However, in a new development to the case, gardai and detectives attached to the cold case unit in Terenure were given new information into the possible circumstances surrounding the woman’s death. Following the granting of an application to the Minister for Justice earlier this summer seeking permission to exhume the body, more than a dozen gardai from the technical crime scene investigation unit and the cold case unit arrived shortly after 7am this Tuesday to begin the work of exhuming the remains of Ms Seery. A garda cordon was put in place at what has been deemed a crime scene as gravediggers started their work. The family plot at St Mary’s Burial ground also has the remains of Ms Seery’s parents as well as her late aunt. A second post mortem is expected to be carried out later at University Hospital Limerick as gardai further investigate this murder probe which is being led by Det Insp George McGeary West Limerick coroner Brendan Nix arrived on scene and said that he had “nothing but the height of praise for what is being done in these difficult circumstances”. More to follow. First Irish death from Coronavirus last_img read more

The Wood Brothers Welcome Nicole Atkins At Historic Venue In Troy

first_imgOn Thursday night in upstate New York, The Wood Brothers brought their one-of-a-kind sound to a nearly sold-out venue. The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall is a magnificent structure that has stood on the corner of Second and State Street in downtown Troy since the early-1870’s and was added to the list of National Historic Landmarks nearly three decades ago. Beautifully decorated with a massive Odell concert organ as the stage’s towering backdrop, the 1,253-maximum capacity venue served as the ideal hallowed space for the old-souled Americana troupe.After Nicole Atkins opened the night with a short and sweet set, the trio came out feeding off the energy of a quieter and focused crowd which sat wedged in their wooden seats apparently designed for the butts of the late 19th Century concert goers. “Strange As It Seems” off the newest album One Drop of Truth was the first of six slower tunes pulled from their neo-folk-rock repertoire and was followed by “Two Places” from 2015’s Paradise. The multitalented Jano Rix picked up his Melodica for “The Muse” and then the shuitar for “Sing About It,” which both can be found on the 2013 award-winning album, The Muse. Oliver Wood commented on how the band needed to “ease into the room” and dedicated “River Takes the Town” to people around the country who have suffered from natural disasters in the recent years, which likely hit home for those in attendance that experienced the devastating flooding left by Hurricane Irene just seven years ago in nearby towns.The Smoke Ring Halo track, “Blue and Green,” was the last of a half-dozen slower tunes before Oliver put down the acoustic and picked up his electric guitar. Rix and Chris Wood fused together to create a haunting intro to “Tried and Tempted” that made Oliver comment to the audience, “Kinda creepy right?” Thanks to the light design–a thick, blood -red hue soaked the stage as Chris prodded at the bass strings to give one of their earliest tunes a horrifyingly refreshing feel. The fan-favorite “Postcards from Hell” was dedicated to all of the behind-the-scenes Wood Brothers personnel and was highlighted by an exceptional harmonica solo from Chris before he took to lead vocals for “The Shore.”“Pray Enough” off of the Loaded album was proof that the band felt comfortable in the historic venue, and led Chris to tell a story of nostalgia while the crew set up their old-timey single-standing microphone known as “Big Mic.” “The special microphone is made for a place like this,” proclaimed Chris as the bandmates huddled together for a somber rendition of “Firewater,” complete with a vocal hiccup from Oliver. Asking for, “Precision clapping only,” Oliver displayed his acoustic slide guitar ability during “One More Day,” which was followed by thunderous applause by the dialed-in audience. The impressive female opening act, Nicole Atkins, was welcomed by the band and crowd for “Angel Band” and her angelic vocals were perfect for the heavenly tune that was accented with a “Deck the Halls” tease by Chris and Jano.After “Big Mic” was placed backstage, The Wood Brothers were ready for some bluesy rock and hit the ground running with “Big Boss Man.” Although Jimmy Read is credited as songwriter, this classic blues ditty has been reinterpreted by B.B. King, Elvis Presley, and the good ol’ Grateful Dead, making it an excellent cover for any generation. Oliver ripped his new guitar that he called “Stella” and Chris delivered notes that shook the floor via electric bass. “Luckiest Man” encouraged a full-room sing-along and took a new form thanks to Chris Wood’s desperado-influenced bass introduction. Another reimaged original, “Twisted”, took on a darker tone than normal and morphed into Tom Petty’s “You Wreck Me” off the 1994 Wildflowers album. At the energetic height of the evening, most of the room stood up and danced to the set-closing “Honey Jar,” which saw Oliver navigating the stage like a rock star.A relaxed bassline that would serve as an excellent theme song for a detective TV drama introduced the first of a two-part encore with “Where My Baby Might Be”. One of the best things about a Wood Brothers show is that they enjoy keeping fans new and old on their toes. The Ways Not to Lose bluesy track took an entirely reinvigorated form and found the fanbase back on their feet to jam out. Upstate New Yorkers are no strangers to Levon Helm as he took residency and rest in Woodstock, NY–only a short drive away from Troy. When The Band’s “Ophelia” dropped as the closing tune of the night, fans sang along nearly overpowering the trio on stage. The well-executed cover can also be found on the “Live at Barn,” live album–a performance encapsulated in time from the home of the late, great Helm.Tickets for The Wood Brother’s Fall Tour can be found here.Setlist: The Wood Brothers | Troy Savings Bank Music Hall | Troy, NY | 11/8/18Strange as it Seems, Two Places, The Muse, Sing About It, River Takes the Town, Blue and Green, Tried and Tempted, Postcards From Hell, The Shore, Pray Enough, Firewater*, One More Day*, Angel Band*$, Big Boss Man#, Luckiest Man, Twisted>You Wreck Me&, Honey JarENCORE: Where My Baby Might Be>Ophelia^* Gathered around single old-timey microphone$ With Nicole Atkins# Jimmy Read Cover& Tom Petty Cover^ The Band Coverlast_img read more

Inside the Shock Battalion

first_img “Regardless, it still gives you goose bumps,” Mateus says. “But you get used to it.” By Dialogo March 05, 2013 Since mid-February, security forces also have been carrying out Operation Cerco, which monitored 20 communities identified as potential escape routes or destinations for drugs and weapons from the territory being taken over. The occupation marks the beginning of the installation of Rio de Janeiro’s 31st Pacifying Police Unit (UPP). The re-entry of government forces into the region is also the first step toward the occupation of the neighboring Complexo da Maré, an area controlled by rival drug trafficking gangs. When he finishes his tour of the units, Beltrame proceeds to the Command and Control Center at the Military Police Headquarters in downtown Rio de Janeiro. Helicopters fly overhead, while 17 armored vehicles from the Navy, bulldozers and BOPE armored vehicles, known as “caveirões” (big skulls) patrol the streets. From there, the troops proceed without incident. After Beltrame moves on to another unit, Souza delivers his message: “Good luck! Let’s hope that everything goes well and we achieve our objectives.” Moreno says the equipment was first used in October 2012 in the operation to pacify Complexo de Manguinhos and Jacarezinho. The Command and Control Center features a modern system of equipment that includes cameras for transmitting live images of the region and a map showing the location of each vehicle used in the operation. It is hard to imagine any type of criminal reaction to a force of this size. Infosurhoy.com team accompanies the vehicle driven by 25-year-old soldier Thiago Moreira Mateus. Mateus and his fellow soldier, Cpl. Rafael Moreno, 29, are transporting the equipment necessary to install a live streaming link of the events taking place in the community, which will be transmitted to the Command and Control Center. In total, there are 1,300 officers from the Special Operations Center (COE), including the Shock Battalion, the BOPE, the Canine Operations Unit (BAC) and the Air and Sea Group (GAM). http://www.youtube.com/v/LayiNu45KAk&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0&color1=0x006699&color2=0x54abd6 Within minutes, the vehicle reaches the Conjunto Esperança court, which had been chosen for the installation of the live link and the raising of the flags of Brazil and the state of Rio de Janeiro. The occupation without resistance of this and other favelas in Rio de Janeiro is due to exhaustive intelligence work in the actions that precede the main operation, says Col. Alberto Pinheiro Neto, the chief of operations of the Military Police. Cars, armored vehicles and motorcycles leave the courtyard of the Shock Battalion and proceed towards the favela. As they pass by the guardhouse, the men repeat the battle cry. Infosurhoy.com followed every step of the operation, which began with the occupation of the 13 communities of Complexo do Caju and the neighboring favela of Barreira do Vasco in the port area of the city. His calm demeanor comes from experience. Souza has participated in the installation of all 30 Rio de Janeiro’s UPPs, first as a deputy commander of the Special Operations Battalion (BOPE) and, since October 2011, as the leader of the Shock Battalion. RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – The siren of the Rio de Janeiro Military Police’s Shock Battalion went off at 2:49 a.m. on March 3, the call to gather the 200 officers who would participate in Operation Caju. “The security forces have been acting in that region since Feb. 14,” Neto, 48, says. “They were monitoring the existence of criminal groups, carrying out arrests and meeting with residents along with other initiatives to prevent any attempted reaction by criminals.” Click here for more photos from Operation Caju. “The link removes the need to change locations,” Moreno says. “It facilitates the visualization of specific items and helps monitor the operation.” The territory was divided into sections and each is the responsibility of a particular security force. At 5 a.m., the Shock Battalion’s vehicles enter the favela. Two large blocks of concrete have been placed at the entrance by criminals. The vehicles move so a bulldozer can clear the way. From there, he monitors the security forces’ actions. They are receiving support from 200 soldiers from the Navy’s Marine Corps, as well as officers from the Federal Highway Police and Civil Police forces. The officers respond with their battle cry: “Choque!” (“Shock!”). Rio de Janeiro Public Safety Secretary José Mariano Beltrame arrives at the Shock Battalion at approximately 3:30 a.m. Beltrame carries out the ritual of delivering a final address to the officers from the units taking part in the operation. In just more than two weeks, security forces arrested 284 adults and 36 minors. They found 112 weapons, including submachine guns and 24 grenades, 86 kilograms of cocaine and 263 kilograms of marijuana, 673 stolen motorcycles and 11 stolen vehicles, which were used to commit crimes. “I don’t believe we will encounter any resistance,” he says. “We’re relaxed, but we’re also prepared.” The operation lasted only 25 minutes. Without firing a single shot, another area that had previously been controlled by criminals – in this case, drug dealers and car thieves – is dominated by security forces. Once the obstacle has been removed, the caravan waits until one of their ambulances can move into a better position. “This is the result of planning, integration between the security forces and the accumulated experience from previous actions,” says Col. Frederico Caldas, 48, who serves as the PM’s coordinator of Social Communication. Standing in front of the Shock Battalion troops, the unit’s commander, Lt. Col. Fábio Almeida de Souza, 43, issues the final instructions. last_img read more