Limerick has highest rate of births outside marriage

first_imgWhatsApp Previous articleMary Davis labelled a ‘blocking’ candidate for Fianna FailNext articleSimon week to raise awareness of homelessness admin Email Linkedin Facebook NewsLocal NewsLimerick has highest rate of births outside marriageBy admin – September 28, 2011 567 center_img Print Advertisement MOTHERS who gave birth in Limerick city were among the youngest in the country, and Limerick also had the highest rate of births outside of marriage.New figures from the Central Statistics Office show that 119, more than half, of the 231 births registered in the city in the first three months of this year, were born to women who were not married at the time.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up This represents 50 per cent of the births, the highest percentage per head of population in the country.And Limerick city mothers were among the youngest in the country, with an average ago of 29.4 years, and an average age of 31,9 years in the county.But four in 10 who were not married at the time of giving birth said they were living with the child’s father.The figures for the county show that of 182 of the 609 births registered- almost one third – were to unmarried women, a figure lower than the national average.And there were 38 babies born to women from Limerick who were 40 years of age or older.The youngest were 11 woman from the city and one from the county, who were under 20 when they gave birth. .The majority of births in the city – 74 – was recorded amongst women aged between 30 and 34. In the county the corresponding figure was 242.In the same three months, there were 153 deaths registered in Limerick city and 240 in the county.The highest cause of death in the city was heart disease, which claimed the lives of 46 people, and in the county the highest number of deaths – 88 – were due to the same cause.Eleven city people and nine from the county died due to accidents or other external causes. Twitterlast_img read more

Howard County man who was fugitive pleads not guilty to federal firearms charges

first_imgCEDAR RAPIDS — A Howard County man classified at one point as a “dangerous fugitive” by federal officials has pleaded not guilty to federal firearms possession charges.62-year-old Michael Strain of Lime Springs was indicted eight years ago on two counts of being a felon in possession of firearms. He was accused of possessing 13 various rifles, shotguns and pistols between November 2010 and July 2011 after being convicted of possessing explosives and contempt of court.United States Marshals arrested Strain at a remote ranch on Native American land in Montana earlier this month. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms had listed Strain on their list of 15 “most wanted” fugitives.Officials say Strain is part of the “sovereign citizen” movement. The FBI describes the movement as “domestic terrorists” who say they “don’t have to answer to any government authority, including courts, taxing entities, motor vehicle departments, or law enforcement.”Strain has pleaded not guilty to the firearms possession charges. His trial is scheduled to start on September 16 in United States District Court in Cedar Rapids.last_img read more

Moore seeking more success in Irish Boys

first_img12 Jun 2014 Moore seeking more success in Irish Boys England Golf is sending a squad of four internationals to compete in the Irish Boys Open Championship at Thurles Golf Club in Tipperary on 24th – 27th June. Bradley Moore (Kedleston Park, Derbyshire, image © Leaderboard Photography) is arguably the most experienced, having been capped at under 16 and boys levels as well as having already represented England Golf in overseas events. He will be accompanied by three under 16 internationals, Harry Hall (West Cornwall), Jamie Li (Bath, Somerset) and Jonathan Thomson (Lindrick, Yorkshire). Hall, 16, has been an under 16 cap for the past two years. In 2013, he finished eighth in the North of England under 16 Championship and ninth in the Junior Champion of Champions. In this year’s West of England Stroke Play he finished equal 13th. Li, 17, lost a playoff for the Carris Trophy, the English Boys under 18 Championship, last year prior to making his under 16 debut for England. He also finished tied fourth in the Daily Telegraph Junior Championship while this year he was joint sixth in the McEvoy Trophy and equal seventh in the Fairhaven Trophy. Moore, 16, who became an under 16 cap in 2011 after winning the English Boys under 14 Championship for the Reid Trophy, stepped up to a boy international last year. In 2013, he won the McEvoy Trophy, the Midland Boys Qualifying and the Midland Schools Championship. He also finished joint runner-up in the McGregor Trophy, the English Boys under 16 Championship, but won the European Young Masters in Germany, reached the semi-finals of the British Boys and tied fourth in the Daily Telegraph Junior Championship. This year, he finished runner-up in the McEvoy Trophy and topped the Midland Boys Qualifying again. Thomson, 18, was an under 16 cap in 2012, a year in which he won the North of England under 16 Championship and helped Yorkshire win the English Boys County Championship. Last year, he finished third in the Fairhaven Trophy, eighth in the Canadian Junior Challenge and was again a member of the Yorkshire team in the Boys County Finals. This year, he has finished joint third in the Darwin Salver, tied seventh in the Fairhaven Trophy and has just returned from the German Boys Open where he finished tied 12th. The Irish Boys, comprising 120 competitors, is played over 72 holes of stroke play. There will be a cut after 54 with the leading 50 players and ties competing over the final round.last_img read more

Brooks named Pirates director of player personnel

first_imgby Malik VincentWith an existing shortage of minorities in the game of baseball, Tyrone Brooks—whose rise from an intern to front office executive—marks an unlikely climb.Yet, in just his second season with the Pirates, Brooks made such an impact with General Manager Neal Huntington that he is now the team’s fourth man in-charge.As the new director of Player Personnel, he is responsible for overseeing all of the organization’s staff that deals with pro scouting and recruiting. TYRONE BROOKS(Pittsburgh Pirates Photo/File) “Ty is a tremendous person,” Huntington said. “He’s intelligent and hardworking and has got a tremendous future in the game. He’s brought a variety of experience to our organization. He worked with some great general managers and has a wealth of experience.”Along with Huntington and others, Brooks has been helpful in the idea of building up the Pirates through the draft and signing quality prospects from overseas.“I’ll be going to various international locations to cross-check players when we’re recruiting them,” Brooks said. “I’ve gone to Australia, Korea, Japan, and Taiwan already this year. We’re looking into signing some players from all of these places. I’ll also help with strategic planning and working with Neal to make external moves.”Brooks, 37, was brought to the team as its Director of Baseball Operations after being with the Cleveland Indians as a professional scout.“We’ve decided to utilize some of his skills in a different way with his new position,” Huntington added. It’s a better match of what he brings to the table by overseeing all of our scouts and our international non-Latin American talent because he’s such a great evaluator.”He spent 11 seasons with the Atlanta Braves, where he’s begin his career as an intern in its Career Initiative Program, started by famer Hank Aaron for minority candidates. He was hired there the summer after his 1996 graduation from the University of Maryland—College Park with a dual major in Accounting and Marketing.“I was fortunate to have been given the opportunity to get into Major League Baseball right out of college,” Brooks said. “I one day have aspirations to become a general manager. The initial opportunity really set me up. Since then, I’ve always been determined to work my way up.”A native of Bethesda, Md., a young Brooks played baseball in high school and became a staff photographer of Maryland’s Terrapin Yearbook and the famous Diamondback student newspaper in college.Now in his 16th season as a professional, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Midwest Scouts Association and for the North County High School in Glen Burnie, MD’s Alumni Scholarship.He’s has also found ways to help solve the game of baseball’s shortage of Blacks and other minorities, namely, by founding the Baseball Industry Network. The group, intended for networking, is hosted by the social media site Linkdin ( and is currently over 9,700 members.“I know I didn’t have a lot of stumbling blocks breaking into the game,” he said. “I designed the network to help minorities that are already in the game and those that are trying to break into it the same opportunities that I had.”(Malik Vincent can be reached at [email protected])last_img read more