Limerick city men detained after explosive find

first_imgNewsLocal NewsLimerick city men detained after explosive findBy admin – February 8, 2013 464 TWO brothers have been arrested and questioned, along with another man, in connection with an explosives find in Tipperary last week. The arrests were made last Thursday when members of the Special Detective Unit intercepted a car carrying the three men with a number of rocket-launchers and other explosives outside Cahir in Tipperary.Gardai, who intercepted the car, made the arrests as part of an ongoing investigation into dissident Republican activity.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Previous articleResidents oppose siting of Limerick youth centreNext articleFatal crash claims life of young man admin Advertisement Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email The three men are aged in their 30s and the gardai took possession of two cars and number of explosive type items and they are now all subject to technical and ballistic examinations.The men, from Limerick city, are being detained under Section 30 of the Offences against the State Act at Clonmel and Cahir Garda Stations. Print WhatsApplast_img read more

Man jailed over false imprisonment of Limerick Good Samaritan

first_imgNewsMan jailed over false imprisonment of Limerick Good SamaritanBy Staff Reporter – November 1, 2016 649 WhatsApp Linkedin Facebook Previous articleShot Limerick Garda facing assault chargesNext articleGAA – Limerick Hurling panel announced Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Emailcenter_img Limerick Circuit CourtA GOOD Samaritan neighbour who confronted three burglars was locked in a cupboard while they raided a house, a Limerick court has heard.The evidence was heard at Limerick Circuit Court during the sentencing hearing of Martin Ward who had pleaded guilty to false imprisonment at Singland Road on February 23, 2014Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The 26-year-old, who is currently serving prison sentence, was one of three men who were raiding a house when a neighbour noticed them. The 63-year-old victim, who arrived at the property with his dog, saw two men leaving a bedroom with a number of items.Detective Garda Healy said that as the 63-year-old confronted them, one of the men threw something at his dog causing him injury.The victim was then pushed and punched during an assault before he was locked in to a compartment area under the stairs of his neighbour’s house. Limerick Circuit Court heard that the victim’s wife rang their son as she grew very concerned for the 63-year-old’s welfare.The three men left the house and went to a nearby petrol station before the man was freed from the house by his son.When he was arrested, Ward, a native of Galway with seven sisters and five brothers, gave gardai a false name which made their investigations difficult as there was no DNA or forensics linking him to the incident. In a victim impact statement, Judge O’Donnell noted that the 63-year-old, although having recovered from his physical injuries, suffered extreme psychological distress.“It was an appalling incident which damaged his self-confidence”, Judge O’Donnell said. In his judgement, Judge O’Donnell noted that the accused lived a “transient lifestyle and was subjected to child abuse at an early age.”With 69 previous convictions, the majority of which are for robbery, burglary and road traffic offences, Judge O’Donnell said that this particularly “bad record” had to be considered as an aggravating factor“This was clearly a very frightening experience which was psychologically disturbing. A man was locked under the stairs and violence used against him”.“This is a serious case and must have serious consequences”, Judge O’Donnell said as he jailed the 26-year-old for three years and 6 months which he backdated to April 15 last when he first went in to custody.  Advertisement Twitter Printlast_img read more

Credit union managers cop to embezzlement

first_imgby: Peter StrozniakKarolyn J. Stattelman, the former manager of the merged $1.5 million Jayhawk Federal Credit Union in Lawrence, Kan., was sentenced Tuesday to three years of supervised release by U.S. District Court Judge Carlos Murguia in Topeka, Kans.She also was ordered pay restitution of $173,600, according to court documents.Stattelman, who is from Topeka, pleaded guilty in June to theft of credit union funds, admitted embezzling $93,500 and concealing it by manipulating credit union accounts for money orders, share drafts, ATM and returned checks. She also admitted to allowing a teller to steal $81,000 from the credit union, federal prosecutors said. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Scared Of Storms? Study Shows You’re Not Alone

first_imgMUNCIE, Ind. – A new study from Ball State University reveals one in 10 Americans may suffer from severe weather phobia that causes them to lose sleep or have feelings of helplessness.The college surveyed 300 people in 43 states. About 85 percent of respondents reported having at least some degree of severe-weather fear while 46 percent described their fear level as “a little bit.”About 10 percent of participants classified themselves as having an overall fear level as both “extreme” and “quite a bit” categories, possibly indicating severe-weather phobia.Three percent of respondents reported seeking professional or self-help treatment for severe-weather phobia or specific inclement weather events.“Severe weather phobia is very real,” says Jill Coleman, a Ball State geography professor and lead author on the study, which was recently published in the American Meteorological Society Journal. “Some people will get physically ill or lose sleep while others will start watching weather forecasts on a more regular basis.“Overall, we found that people simply love to talk about the weather. In the West, it’s about high winds and wildfires, and here in the Midwest it’s all about tornados, thunderstorms and blizzards. On the East Coast, people are more likely to talk about hurricanes than regular thunderstorms.”The study also found that 11.7 percent of participants reported they know someone who surfers from severe-weather phobia.She also believes the study lays the groundwork for a better understanding of severe weather phobia phenomena as well as the role that weather knowledge and anxiety plays in the minds of individuals across the country.last_img read more

Terry ’62 and Mary Louise Monaghan Make Capping Gift for Saint…

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Saint Martin’s UniversityTerry ’62 and Mary Louise Monaghan have made a generous endowed gift for the Saint Martin’s University Science Initiative to be used in support of the building preservation of the new science building. The Monaghans’ gift fulfills the challenge matching gift from the Abbey and brings the Science Initiative campaign to a successful conclusion. The campaign has raised more than $10.4 million for the new building and its endowment.“We are happy to be able to support the new science building initiative for Saint Martin’s University with our gift,” the Monaghans said. “This facility rounds out Saint Martin’s program to have a world-class STEM complex that will enable the University to continue to thrive, and to serve current and future students with an excellent education.”Mary Louise said, “We wanted to make the capping gift to the campaign and match the Abbey’s generous donation. Saint Martin’s University means so much to us and our family. Terry is a graduate in civil engineering and three of our grandchildren have attended the University.”“The Monaghans have long been a part of the life of Saint Martin’s University and their wonderful capping gift is another example of their devotion to the University,” said Abbot Neal Roth, O.S.B. ‘65, major superior of Saint Martin’s Abbey and chancellor of Saint Martin’s University. “We are so pleased that their gift has fulfilled the challenge match set by the Abbey’s donation. We look forward to the opening of the new science building and the expanded educational opportunities that the new facility will provide for our students.”The University has started construction on the new 30,000-square-foot classroom and laboratory facility that will house its growing natural and physical science programs. The new science building, which is scheduled to open in fall 2019, will include laboratories, classrooms, collaborative research spaces and offices. It will be strategically located near Cebula Hall and adjacent to the Panowicz Foundry for Innovation and the E.L. Wiegand Laboratories, which houses engineering, computer science and industrial labs, creating a STEM complex at the core of the campus.On Monday, Sept. 17, at 4:00 p.m., the University will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the new science building. The event will be held at the construction site for the new building, behind Panowicz Foundry for Innovation and the E.L. Wiegand Laboratories. Saint Martin’s students, Abbey members, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the University are invited to attend.“The University is sincerely grateful to all the donors who contributed to the Science Initiative and who made this campaign such a success,” said Cecelia Loveless, vice president for institutional advancement. “The Monaghans have made a capping gift that not only makes the new science building a reality for our students in the fall of 2019, but also provides a foundation for the building’s continued development and maintenance.” Those who are interested in joining the Monaghans and supporting the preservation endowment for the new science building can make a gift through the Saint Martin’s University giving page.Saint Martin’s University is an independent, four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 13 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 27 majors and ten graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,300 undergraduate students and 250 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and more students to its extended campus located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at www.stmartin.edu.last_img read more

Q&A: Giants’ Derek Holland on his return to SF, going to the pen, and clubhouse vibes

first_imgFor more 2019 MLB preview stories, check out our Bay Area baseball guide.Farhan Zaidi got his guy. No, not Bryce Harper. Derek Holland, of course.Holland is back with the Giants on a one-year deal, and the offbeat left-hander with a big heart didn’t want it any other way.Holland, 32, earned the wordplay nickname “Dutch Oven” (Holland…Dutch…get it?) early in a career that began with the Texas Rangers. Like any good athlete who is quirky by nature, Holland has a few distinguishing …last_img read more

SA’s children get football fever

first_imgChildren blowing plastic vuvuzelas trumpets in Alexandra to mark 200 days remaining until the 2010 Fifa World Cup. The youngsters singing South Africa’s national anthem … … and waving the flag for Bafana Bafana, South Africa’s football team. (Images: Bongani Nkosi) MEDIA CONTACTS • Play Soccer South Africa +27 11 023 0877 RELATED ARTICLES • Football Fridays fever mounts • Flags fly for 32 World Cup teams • Fly the Flag for Football Toolkit • Global Fifa fan parks for 2010 • Football for Hope to unite SA Bongani NkosiWith South Africa counting down the days to the 2010 Fifa World Cup, a sports day recently held in Johannesburg‘s Alexandra township kicked off a campaign to spread both excitement and lifeskills among the country’s young people.On 23 November more than 80 youngsters, ranging from four to 14 years old, gathered for a football workshop with a difference at the township’s Football for Hope Centre.They were there to pick up tips on how to “bend it like David Beckham”, as well as learn about national pride and the values of “ubuntu” – a Southern African philosophy of fellowship and community. It was also an opportunity to celebrate the 200 days remaining until the tournament begins.The event was a joint initiative of Play Soccer South Africa (PSSA), the local arm of a US-based NGO, which gives life skills and football training to children from disadvantaged areas; the International Marketing Council (IMC); and Heartlines, which promotes good values in society.“This is a contribution made by the three organisations to say that children deserve to celebrate. It’s about introducing them to the 2010 hype,” said Kenny Hlabahlaba, PSSA’s programme manager.“It’s 28 Fridays to go,” Heartlines’ Mzamo Moloi told participants. “We’re here to play football with you, but at the same time we’re here to teach you love and respect.”They were each handed plastic vuvuzela trumpets and South African flags, after Moloi taught the crowd about the significance of its colours. “The white represents the racial diversity of South Africa,” he said.“The whole point is to partner with Play Soccer to use soccer as a means to instill values in the children. It’s about using soccer as a tool for social change.“South Africans should grab opportunities presented by the current excitement about the much-anticipated tournament to create a strong spirit of doing good for their communities.”It would be unrealistic to do this just for the month of the World Cup, he said. “We’re saying let’s build a movement to work for our communities even after the final, because life will go on.”Life lessons through footballPSSA is well established in Alexandra and hosts scores of children at the Football for Hope Centre every Monday. “We use football to teach them about HIV and Aids. Children should know about such things. They also learn their rights and responsibilities,” said Hlabahlaba.The organisation does the same kind of work in seven other areas in Gauteng, including the communities of Lawley and Fine Town, south of Johannesburg.Play Soccer’s clinics have helped 18-year-old Sello Mahlangu, an Alex youngster appointed to train the children, adopt a healthier lifestyle. “It takes us away from many bad things. Play Soccer has done a lot for Alex … we learn a lot and we play soccer,” he said.“It’s all about developing talents and unleashing the potential of the individual,” Hlabahlaba said.Drumming up support for BafanaThe timing of this initiative is perfect, as it’s preparing all South Africans to welcome the world in 2010, said IMC chief financial officer Moeletsi Mabuku. “The best we can do is welcome the people with the spirit of ubuntu, the spirit of humanity.”The IMC is also behind two other campaigns to drum up support for the World Cup and national football squad, Bafana Bafana.Replicas of the national flag have been handed out to communities across the country through the Fly the Flag for Football drive, which was launched in April. “[The campaign] is powerful and it’s growing. People want the flag. They’re flying it from their cars and everywhere,” said Loyiso Stofile, the IMC’s marketing services coordinator.South Africans are also being encouraged to wear football shirts to work at the end of each week as part of the Football Fridays concept to build spirit for next year’s tournament. “Companies are coming through and supporting it,” he added.“That people can wear the gear of any team, be it Moroka Swallows, Brazil or Russia’s Rubin Kazan, is quite relevant to the World Cup. We have people coming here and we have to show that we are a supportive nation,” said Stofile.“And as for Bafana Bafana, it really does need the nation to rally behind it,” Mabuku said. He believes the two campaigns will do a lot to inspire the team to do its best in 2010.“The only way we can support our squad is by wearing their jersey and flying the South African flag with pride,” said Mabuku. “As we consolidate our support, we hope the coach and the players can tap into that.”The IMC is supporting most “events that are milestones towards 2010”, he said.At the Alex workshop I asked nine-year-old Lebogang Molapo about his opinion of Bafana Bafana. “Bafana Bafana will win it [the World Cup],” he said proudly. “Will we beat Brazil with its champion player Kaka?” I challenged. The youngster was in no doubt as he replied: “Yes, because Bafana Bafana has Teko Modise and Siphiwe Tshabala.”last_img read more

Videos: Louisville Owned SportsCenter’s Top 10 Plays After Dominating Syracuse

first_imgDonovan Mitchell throws down dunk against Syracuse..Twitter/@theACCDNMidway through the second half of Wednesday night’s 72-58 home win over Syracuse, the Louisville Cardinals were doing whatever they wanted on offense. The dominant display was heavily featured on SportsCenter this morning, where the Cardinals had three of the Top 10 plays of the day.First up, at No. 7, this beautiful behind-the-back assist by Chinanu Onuaku.Nanu droppin’ dimes. pic.twitter.com/7MFnoY0qRb— LouisvilleSportsLive (@LvilleSprtsLive) February 18, 2016Next, at No. 4, another Onuaku assist—this time to Jaylen Johnson for a powerful alley-oop.It’s like Louisville found a “if you make the other team cry they have to let you play in the tournament” loophole pic.twitter.com/m4kMWmXva4— Mike Rutherford (@CardChronicle) February 18, 2016And finally, Louisville took home the top play, with this ferocious alley-oop from Damion Lee to Donovan Mitchell.If you look close enough, you can see a smile on Donovan Mitchell’s face as he slams this one home for @GoCards!https://t.co/xlTSYEXZ08— ACC Digital Network (@theACCDN) February 18, 2016That one was just mean. Mitchell liked it so much, he made it the header photo for his Twitter profile. donovan mitchell twitterIt’s been a rough few weeks for the Cardinals. Last night’s big win had to be pretty cathartic.last_img read more