Bag-snatch arrest

first_imgBilly Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash TAGSbag snatchfeaturedgardai. RoxborolimerickrobberySt Nessans WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Previous articleThe bright side of Breastfeeding AlfrescoNext articleCrash witness appeal 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. Twitter WhatsApp Gardaí have arrested a man in his 20s following a robbery from a woman on St Nessans Road, Raheen, on Wednesday.Around 3pm Gardaí received a report that a man had stolen a handbag from a woman who was walking on St Nessans Road. Gardaí carried out a search of the area and a man was located hiding in a nearby bush.He was arrested and brought to Roxboro Road Garda Station where he is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live NewsBreaking newsBag-snatch arrestBy Bernie English – September 13, 2018 3124 Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement Print Email Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

Join in the fun on BB’s National Cupcake Week

first_imgBritish Baker is encouraging bakers up and down the country to capitalise on the ever-popular cupcake trend by getting involved in National Cupcake Week.The event, to be held from 2-8 March 2009, will be highlighted in bakery and café outlets via special merchandising materials and window stickers, urging customers to come in and treat themselves. The aim of the week is to heighten customers’ awareness of the huge number of recipes and exotic toppings available for cupcakes and to tempt new and existing customers to buy at least one during the week.British Baker will be producing a different recipe for each day of the week and is organising a PR campaign to drive awareness in the national media.There will also be a nationwide window-dressing competition to promote cupcakes during the week, where the winning bakery or café will win a top prize of two seats at the 2009 Baking Industry Awards, to be held at the Park Lane Hilton in London on 8 September. The event is supported by the National Association of Master Bakers and the Scottish Association of Master Bakers.last_img read more

Group combating sexual violence expands reach under new leadership at SMC

first_imgSaint Mary’s welcomed Liz Coulston as the new Belles Against Violence Office (BAVO) coordinator in May, and since then she has been busy establishing herself on campus as a new source of leadership and a reliable resource.“I think it’s important for students to know that I’m here now because the position has been empty for a year and a half, so a lot of people that are new on campus never knew that this position existed,” Coulston said. “So it’s important that people know that I’m here.”Originally from Niles, Michigan, Coulston said she was very familiar with Saint Mary’s and the surrounding community as she was growing up, and said she could see the Golden Dome from her parents’ house.“I love Saint Mary’s,” she said. “I grew up going to their summer camps for fine arts and for sports, so I’ve been familiar with the school for a long time.”Coulston studied psychology at Ohio Northern University where she minored in arts administration, entrepreneurship and dance. After graduating, Coulston moved to South Bend and worked at AIDS ministries as a care coordinator for individuals with HIV and AIDS diagnoses.After dancing professionally for two years in Chicago, Coulston found work at the Logan Autism Center in Benton Harbor, Michigan, before earning her masters in social work from Grand Valley State University. Through this graduate program, Coulston completed a year-long internship in crisis advocacy at the YWCA, a resource for individuals who have experienced domestic or sexual violence.When she started job hunting after graduating with her master’s degree in April of this year, Coulston said she wasn’t even aware of BAVO’s existence but was excited to discover Saint Mary’s offered such a resource to its students. She is passionate about assisting with college-aged students, an age group she has enjoyed working with in all of her areas of experience.“I just think it’s such a unique experience, and it’s a unique place for people to be in their lives,” she said. “You are suddenly thrust into this total independence at 18 and are expected to decide what you want to do for the rest of your life. … I think college kids are people that need a lot of support but don’t get a lot of support a lot of the time.”Though under new leadership, Coulston said BAVO will continue to provide many of the same services offered in previous years.“We continue to do education and outreach throughout campus and throughout the community,” she said. “I’ll still have my student advisory committee, as well as allies underneath them, so we will keep the student-led groups doing events and things like that on campus.”The office will provide advocacy services such as legal and medical aid, as well as counseling and other resources. In her position, Coulston will also act as a confidential reporter.“I don’t have to disclose anything that anyone tells me to the university or to law enforcement, outside of child abuse and neglect,” she said. “That’s a really great resource to have on campus. … People can come and talk to me if they just want to talk something out that has happened to them or a friend.”This year, BAVO will be working in coordination with the President’s Committee on Sexual Violence, a group of administrators and faculty members that have a special interest in addressing sexual violence on Saint Mary’s campus. The groups will host educational programming and events, Colston said.“I think the big thing we’re trying to show is that Saint Mary’s does take these issues seriously and that it’s not just one person in one office that cares,” she said.Coulston said the addition of three student representatives to the committee will include an essential student perspective.“I mean we can plan all we want, but if students aren’t actually interested in the information, they’re not going to come,” she said. “So it’s really important to have those students giving input on events and programming, not only in what students are interested in but what students want and what students need.”BAVO will continue to use the same first year orientation programming as used in years past, working in conjunction with the campus safety department and health and counseling center to educate incoming students on the available services, Coulston said. She encourages all first years, even those not seeking resources specific to BAVO, to stop by her office.“I feel like there’s such a stigma that people think that they need to have this super traumatic experience to come visit me, and that’s totally not true,” Coulston said. “I mean, you can come to me even just if you want someone that you can talk to that isn’t going to have to tell the school … so I totally encourage students and parents to come talk to me.”Tags: BAVO, Belles Against Violence Office, Liz Coulston, Saint Mary’s Collegelast_img read more

Rams to re-sign LB Dante Fowler Jr.

first_imgLos Angeles lost to New England 13-3 in Super Bowl 53 and has made keeping its fearsome defense together a priority. NFL free agency news: Safety Eric Weddle signs with Rams Welcome back, Dante! 🤟🎸#LARams + @dantefowler have agreed to terms on a new contract 📰 » https://t.co/BZAKGewU3n— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) March 11, 2019Terms of the pending contract were not disclosed, but according to NFL Network, it’s a one-year deal.Fowler, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft by the Jaguars, was traded to the Rams midway through last season. He recorded a total of four sacks in 2018, but really excelled in the postseason, recording 1.5 sacks, four tackles for loss, and three quarterback hits. Related Newscenter_img The Rams are bringing Dante Fowler Jr. back for an encore.Los Angeles has agreed to extend the outside linebacker’s deal, the team announced Sunday night.last_img read more

MTN Kampala marathon 2016

first_imgTweets about #MTNMarathon ****[email protected] on: WhatsApp 42K menBernard Cheptoch  2:19:13 (Uganda) – Prize sh14m42K  womenJapyator Kimayie 2:52:56 (Kenya) – Prize sh14m21 K menMen Daniel Rotich 1:06:01 (Uganda) Prize sh4m21K womenRachael Chebet 1:18:30 (Uganda) Prize sh4m10K menElisha Chemutai  29:25 (Uganda) Prize sh1.5m10K womenMercyline Chelangat (33:39) (Uganda) Prize sh1.5mLIVE FEED from the 13th edition of the annual Kampala Marathon.This year’s marathon helped raise funds for the implementation of improved sanitation facilities for pupils through the construction of environmentally friendly smart bio-toilet facilities.“Run for Kampala” was an extension of the campaign initiated last year. Over 15,000 runners participated.last_img

Five ties to watch in the Europa League

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp Bruno Fernandes celebrating his first united goal last weekendParis, France | AFP |  Three English clubs and both Celtic and Rangers are hoping to secure places in the last 16 of the Europa League this week, while former European Cup winners Ajax and Inter Milan are bidding to qualify in adversity, for different reasons.AFP Sport picks five last-32, second-leg games to watch:– Manchester United v Club Brugge –Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side hold the upper hand following last week’s 1-1 draw in Belgium, but all is not lost for the visitors given the problems goalscorer Emmanuel Dennis repeatedly caused the United defence.United’s latest financial results revealed revenues fell by almost 12 percent in the six months to December, underlining the club’s need for a return to Champions League football next season.The arrival of Bruno Fernandes could provide just the spark required. The Portugal international scored his first United goal in a 3-0 win over Watford at the weekend. He also impressed in a brief cameo in the first leg.– Ajax v Getafe –After their memorable run to the Champions League semi-finals last year, Ajax are in serious danger of making a limp exit from Europe this season as they welcome Getafe to Amsterdam trailing 2-0 from the first leg.Only five members of the team that started last season’s second-leg loss to Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League were in the team for the defeat in the Madrid suburbs last week. One of those, midfielder Hakim Ziyech, has already agreed a transfer to Chelsea.Also beaten in the Dutch league by Heracles at the weekend, Erik ten Hag’s team are in the process of being broken up and overturning such a deficit against a Getafe side currently sitting fifth in La Liga is a big ask.In any case, the match may not even be the priority this week for Ajax, as they face AZ Alkmaar in a top-of-the-table clash in the Eredivisie on Sunday.– Porto v Bayer Leverkusen –A precious away goal by the Colombian Luis Diaz kept alive Porto’s hopes of progressing to the last 16 as they lost 2-1 to Bayer Leverkusen in Germany in the first leg last week.The Portuguese side have otherwise been in good form recently and will be hopeful of turning the tie around back at the Estadio do Dragao, especially as the Bundesliga outfit have lost top scorer Kevin Volland to an ankle injury which could rule him out for the rest of the season. The tie is a meeting of two former winners of the competition or its forerunner, the UEFA Cup — Leverkusen won it in 1988, while Porto lifted the trophy under Jose Mourinho in 2003 and again under Andre Villas-Boas in 2011. Both sides started the season in the Champions League, but Porto went out to Krasnodar in the third qualifying round and Leverkusen finished behind Juventus and Atletico Madrid in a difficult group.– Inter Milan v Ludogorets –The rising panic over coronavirus is overshadowing Inter’s simple looking second-leg clash with Ludogorets, who have little chance at the San Siro following their 2-0 defeat in Razgrad, as Italy grapples with an outbreak that has left 10 dead and over 300 people infected.The chaos caused to the country’s sporting calendar has hit Inter hard, with the weekend’s postponed Serie A match against Sampdoria set to be played at the end of the season and Thursday’s meeting to be played in front of empty stands.The lack of home support is another problem for Antonio Conte’s side as they try to bounce back from a defeat at Lazio 10 days ago that has left them six points off the pace at home.Conte still has to deal with the absence of goalkeeper Samir Handanovic, out since the start of the month with a little finger fracture.– Arsenal v Olympiakos –Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal host Olympiakos looking to extend a 10-match unbeaten run which has seen them unexpectedly launch bids to reach next season’s Champions League on two fronts.The Gunners started the year languishing 12th in the Premier League, 11 points off the top four.But they now sit just four points adrift of fifth-placed Manchester United, with a top-five finish potentially enough to qualify for the Champions League after Manchester City were handed a two-year ban by UEFA for financial fair-play breaches.A 1-0 victory over Olympiakos in Greece has also put last season’s Europa League runners-up in pole position to reach the last 16 as they bid for a first European trophy since lifting the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1994.last_img read more

Jim carries the Olympic flame for golf

first_img27 Jul 2012 Jim carries the Olympic flame for golf Kent’s Jim Pocknell carried the Olympic flame for golf when he joined the torch relay, running before thousands of people in Deal in his home county – on his birthday. “It was fantastic, absolutely fantastic,” said Jim, who is chairman of the Kent Golf Partnership. “For me, on my birthday, it was like winning  a major in golf or the jackpot on the National Lottery. “When your torch is lit at the kiss point and you start your run you are the only person in the world at that point carrying the Olympic Flame. What a responsibility.” The crowds were packing the pavements six or seven deep and, from the moment he arrived at his position, Jim was in demand. “There were crowds of people coming up and asking if they could touch the torch and if they could have a photo. I don’t think I’ve ever had my picture taken so many times! The people of Deal really made it special for us, it was great.” Jim was nominated by Sport England after his name was put forward by the England Golf Partnership (EGP). The Partnership brings together the amateur governing body, England Golf, and the Professional Golfers’ Association to grow the game with the support of the Golf Foundation and Sport England. Jim, a member at Royal Blackheath, Bearsted and Gillingham Golf Clubs, has made an extraordinary contribution to golf at all levels for 30 years: within his clubs, with the Kent County Union and, for the last six years, with the Kent Golf Partnership, which works to grow the game in the county. He said: “A massive thank you to the England Golf Partnership and Sport England for the nomination.” Now, Jim aims to share the Torch experience with as many people as possible. He’s made a quick start – he’s already visited a community group, posed with school children for photographs, given a live television interview and had lunch with the Mayor of Medway. He’s also taken the torch to a schools’ mini-Olympics where the Kent Golf Partnership organised Tri-Golf competitions for 150 children. Jim was accompanied by another torchbearer and again they posed for more photographs.last_img read more

Thurston County : Rainier, Tenino and Bucoda Designated Thurston County Substance…

first_imgFacebook1Tweet0Pin0FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:     Thursday, June 2, 2011Contact: Sherri McDonald, Public Health and Social Services Director, 360-867-2502   Rainier, Tenino and Bucoda Designated Thurston County Substance Abuse Prevention SitesOLYMPIA –  The communities served by the Rainier and Tenino school districts have been selected to receive additional support to create healthier communities by keeping youth, young adults and others free from the abuse of alcohol and other drugs. The support, which includes funding for training, technical assistance, and community- and school-based substance abuse prevention programs, comes from the state Department of Social and Health Services’ Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR).Community prevention activities will be managed through Thurston County Public Health and Social Services in collaboration with two community coalitions that will be formed in Rainier and Tenino/Bucoda. The coalitions will consist of youth; parents/grandparents; educators and schools; law enforcement officials; faith leaders; civic/volunteer groups; representatives of sovereign tribes and local government; business and the media; substance abuse prevention and treatment organizations; and youth-serving organizations. TOGETHER!, a nonprofit organization dedicated to mobilizing the Thurston County community to prevent youth violence and substance abuse, is coordinating the new coalitions. Community members are invited to be involved with planning and implementing these programs.The school-based efforts are managed by Educational Service District 113 in collaboration with local school districts and the community coalitions. Staff specialists in adolescent substance abuse prevention, intervention and treatment will be assigned to serve middle and high school students. One specialist will serve youth in the Rainier School District and another will be in the Tenino School District. The districts are providing office space and additional support for the specialists.“A number of factors were considered in selecting the communities served by the Rainier and Tenino School Districts for services,” said Sherri McDonald, Director of the Thurston County Public Health and Social Services Department. “Data provided by DBHR was obtained from the Community Outcome and Risk Evaluation Geographic Information System. Community selection was based on an analysis of a number of risk indicators, including school absenteeism, abuse/neglect, families receiving state assistance, and below-average academic performance. A community’s readiness to benefit from these services was also examined during this process.”-MORE- “Our goal in redesigning and targeting our state prevention services is to leverage enough resources in the highest-need communities to achieve greater reductions in substance abuse and the harm it causes,” said David Dickinson, DBHR’s Director. “Community leaders are prepared to use these resources to help more young people succeed, and to improve the health and safety of their community.” added Dickinson.The new Rainier and Tenino coalitions will engage community members to address key measures of youth health, safety and success, including reducing underage drinking among 8th and 10th graders, improving academic performance, and reducing juvenile delinquency. DBHR will expand this effort in the next three years to identify approximately 50 high-need communities in Washington. The Rainier and Tenino efforts are anticipated to continue through 2016.State and county data from the 2010 Washington State Healthy Youth Survey will be released in April and is available online. Tips for parents to help prevent underage drinking can be found at www.StartTalkingNow.org.To find out how to get involved with the Rainier or Tenino coalitions, contact TOGETHER! at (360) 493-2230.For more information regarding prevention and intervention services for adolescents, contact ESD 113 True North Student Assistance and Treatment Program at (360) 339-8100.last_img read more

WDFW Closes Recreational Fisheries Statewide in Wake of Governor’s Order to…

first_imgFacebook45Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington Department of Fish and WildlifeThe Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced its decision to temporarily close recreational fishing and shellfishing statewide in the wake of Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s order directing Washingtonians to stay home and stay healthy to limit the spread of coronavirus/COVID-19.The closures began at midnight Wednesday, March 25 and last until at least 5 p.m. on April 8, 2020. WDFW will re-evaluate on April 6 whether the closure may need to be extended.“This is not a decision we take lightly, but it’s the right thing to do for the health and well-being of Washington’s families,” said WDFW Director Kelly Susewind. “Monday’s extraordinary order for the residents of our state to stay home requires all of us to work together to ensure these measures have the intended effect.”Fishery managers have reported that some anglers have been seen crowding banks as concerns over coronavirus have continued.“We’ve seen an uptick in outdoor recreation at some locations in recent weeks as people have looked for ways to get outside,” said WDFW Fish Program Director Kelly Cunningham. “We’ve had reports of crowded boat ramps and busy fishing on some rivers, which runs counter to the governor’s direction to stay home and practice social distancing.”In addition, many salmon and steelhead fisheries require regular monitoring under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), which includes conducting angler interviews at access sites surrounding the state’s marine waters. The on-site, face-to-face nature of angler interviews puts people at potential risk of transmitting the coronavirus. Without such monitoring, these recreational fisheries must close to ensure ESA protections.WDFW and other state agencies previously closed all of their water access sites, including boat launches, and other public lands where people may gather. Local and tribal governments are taking similar actions across Washington.WDFW Enforcement officers remain on duty and will be enforcing these new closures.The lowland lakes opening day for trout remains scheduled for April 25, but will be evaluated depending on whether the governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order might be further extended.For the latest updates on WDFW’s coronavirus response, please visit https://wdfw.wa.gov/about/covid-19-updates. Updates to openings and closures will be posted to that page. For the latest information on the statewide response to this pandemic, visit https://coronavirus.wa.gov/.The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is the state agency tasked with preserving, protecting, and perpetuating fish, wildlife, and ecosystems, while providing sustainable fishing, hunting, and other recreation opportunities.Persons with disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or email ([email protected]). For more information, see https://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reasonable_request.html.last_img read more