Concern in Limerick over Ballyhahill shooting

first_imgNewsCrime & CourtConcern in Limerick over Ballyhahill shootingBy Alan Jacques – June 12, 2014 841 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter TAGSAdare-Rathkeale municipal districtBallyhahillCllr Emmett O’BrienlimerickNewcastle West Gardai Linkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Advertisement Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories WhatsApp Emailcenter_img Cllr Emmett O’BrienA SHOOTING incident in the village of Ballyhahill last week has increased the growing sense of fear and isolation within the local community, according to a local public representative.Gardai in Newcastle West are investigating an incident last Friday morning when a volley of shots was discharged at a house in the village. No one was injured and it is understood the house may have been unoccupied at the time.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Independent councillor for the Rathkeale-Adare area, Emmett O’Brien described the incident as alarming and says it comes only weeks after he called for a sergeant to be assigned to Askeaton Garda Station.“This incident only increases the growing sense of fear and isolation that people feel in this constituency and we need quick and decisive action from the government to give the Gardaí more resources.“The local Gardai are doing their best with limited resources but not having a permanent and highly visible presence is having profound social consequences for the people of Askeaton, Foynes and Ballyhahill,” he said.He says that increased patrol hours and increased Garda visibility is needed in communities across County Limerick.“This will not only give comfort to the locals but will also give solid support to local Gardai who are working so hard to prevent crime,” he suggested.Witnesses to the shooting should contact Newcastle West Gardaí on 061-20650. Facebook Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Previous articleNew Limerick councillors show their word is goodNext articleHorslips to play Limerick Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

NAFCU welcomes capital ANPR, urges pilot program

first_imgNAFCU Executive Vice President of Government Affairs and General Counsel Carrie Hunt on Monday welcomed the NCUA’s advanced notice of proposed rulemaking on alternative forms of capital and recommended that a framework be developed through a pilot program, similar to the one used for the derivatives rule.“A regulatory capital framework that authorizes supplemental capital would grant credit unions an additional option to guard against risk, achieve growth, and ensure that our industry remains a bedrock of stability for the 106 million Americans who currently look to credit unions as a vital source of affordable financial services,” Hunt wrote to the NCUA.Hunt, in a letter, said NAFCU’s approach to alternative capital emphasizes the following general principles:that the not-for-profit, mutual, member-owned structure of credit unions be preserved;that their capital structure not be fundamentally changed and that the safety and soundness of the credit union community be preserved; continue reading » 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Brisbane’s auction volume ramps up

first_img30 Long St West, GracevilleNinety groups have attended inspections and Ms McPhie said she was still fielding enquiries.“People haven’t even been through the property and they’re asking for contracts” she said.The auction of the popular family-friendly home is scheduled for Saturday at 10am.Matthew Condon, from The Auction Group, is calling the action. 30 Long St West, Graceville.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours agoKathy McPhie from Belle Property Sherwood is confident of selling 30 Long St West, Graceville under the hammer on Saturday. The four-bedroom, three-bathroom Queenslander is north-facing on a 997sq m allotment in the Sherwood State School catchment zone. Ruby and Bill Jaede at their Graceville home which is going to auction on Saturday. Picture: Peter WallisAUCTION activity across Brisbane is ramping up, in line with a significant increase in volume across the combined capital cities.This week a total of 1,500 properties across the markets are expected to go under the hammer, up from last week’s 881.CoreLogic data also shows the number of Brisbane auctions at 117, a rise from last week’s total of 102 with a clearance rate of 57.1 per cent from 84 results.The Gold Coast was the busiest non-capital city region last week with 74 auctions and a clearance rate of 44.1 per cent from 59 recorded results.center_img 30 Long St West, Graceville.Ms McPhie said the owners did a wonderful job updating the home.“It has been of great interest because the renovation was very, very well thought through and it’s been very tastefully done with really good finishes,” she said.last_img read more

TENNIS : Syracuse rides aggressive play to sweep in final homestand

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Down 5-4 in the third set of her senior day match, with the game tied at 30, Emily Harman ripped a hard serve that caught Boston University’s Vivien Lazsloffy off guard. Laszloffy managed to make contact, but the ball sailed up to hit the roof.The play was a microcosm of Syracuse’s focus on aggression and dictating tempo this weekend.‘Aggression is everything,’ head coach Luke Jensen said. ‘We’ve got to come at them with a little bit more force, and I thought we did that.’No. 47 Syracuse (12-4, 5-1 Big East) earned a weekend sweep of Binghamton (5-8, 1-1 America East) and BU (5-8, 1-1 America East) with back-to-back 7-0 shutouts in the last home matches of the season. The team’s match scheduled for next weekend against Army has been canceled due to Army travel budget restrictions. The Orange extended its winning streak to five, and has won 10 of its last 11.The team is peaking at the right time, making NCAA tournament aspirations an attainable goal this season. The surge correlates with Syracuse’s increased ability to put its up-tempo game plan into action.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFreshman Komal Safdar used her aggressive mentality to jump out to an early lead and wear her opponent down. Steadily working her way back from injury, Safdar put together a strong offensive performance against BU, attacking the net and forcing her opponent off balance.‘The first and last thing (volunteer assistant) coach (Len) Lopoo said to me was ‘quick start,’ and I was like, ‘Yeah, quick start,” Safdar said. ‘I started off with some momentum, kept going and then kept the energy.’The team’s seniors, Harman and Alessondra Parra, each earned victories in their final matches at Drumlins Tennis Center. Parra maintained her desired tempo throughout the match despite her opponent’s efforts to slow down the pace.But Parra didn’t get a chance to make a play for the last point of her home career. BU’s Monika Mical committed a double fault on match point, giving Parra the victory. Parra constantly misdirected shots against Mical and played with a mix of power and precision.Parra was fired up for her last home match, coming out aggressive from the beginning.‘I didn’t want to let up at all, and I wanted to give it everything I had,’ Parra said. ‘I didn’t want to look back and wish I would have tried harder.’Syracuse forced the tempo right again against Binghamton. Harman and Parra were paired together at No. 1 doubles, and they pushed their opponents into the backcourt on most points.When Harman and Parra were serving, a distinct pattern emerged. One produced a hard serve, causing Binghamton to send a weak return that was usually in the air for more than a second. The other then attacked the net, spiking the ball and winning the point.Parra felt that Harman could have almost won without any help.‘Honestly, Harman is so good at doubles,’ Parra said. ‘She makes my job super easy. I really feel like I just stand there sometimes.’The seniors defeated both doubles opponents this weekend 8-2.In both matches, Harman worked especially hard for the victory, with a similar pattern emerging. She would come out firing, producing misdirection and change-of-pace shots that seemed to confuse the opponent. Harman’s Binghamton opponent, Jill Santos, repeatedly shook her head and smiled after falling victim to constant changeups.‘My game is a lot different than a lot of other people,’ Harman said. ‘Anytime I come out and play very aggressive against someone, that’s not something that they see a lot, and they’re going to be confused a little bit.’But then Harman struggled in the second set, losing it to each opponent. She failed to make quick adjustments after receiving new balls, and she lost many points by overshooting the court.But she found a way to win. Her match Sunday was the last in play, for a good half-hour. All eyes were on Harman, and she was two points away from losing the final home match of her Syracuse career.She made sure that wouldn’t be the case.‘It’s great to see Harman tough out that win,’ Jensen said. ‘It would have just been a bad taste in our mouth if we lost that final match. But she finished strong, very confident. The team is very confident.’[email protected]center_img Published on March 25, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Kevin: [email protected]last_img read more

Alpena High School Creates ‘POWER’ to Promote Good Deeds

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisTrying to create a wave of good behavior throughout the entire school year, Alpena High School is up to something new.“So to promote positive behavior these are our ‘power tickets,’” Dean of Students, Katie Nimcheski said.Promoting ‘purpose, optimism, willpower, excellence and respect,’ all of the teachers have tickets in the each classroom. A raffle is drawn each week for deserving students and staff to pick out neat prizes. “The yellow ones we have staff giving other staff these power tickets and they can turn them in for free lunches and other prizes. These are the student ones that our staff passes out to students,” Nimcheski explained.Keeping track of student behaviors with a computer program, Nimcheski said the program seems to be working.“On a monthly basis we try to get in there and figure out where the referrals are happening, or how many different types of referrals are happening just to make sure we don’t have any lose ends in parts of the building that aren’t being supervised enough, or maybe the teacher that needs more support and has a really difficult class we would be able to track that and give support with that student,” she said.With will power, hopefully you could be the next student or staff member to hear: “Congratulations, and thank you for being so awesome.”AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena Adult Drug Court In Need Of FundsNext Local Students Wrap Up 30 Days of Peace With Art Collectionslast_img read more

United fans respond to Mourinho criticism

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester United fans have responded to Jose Mourinho’s criticism about the subdued atmosphere at Old Trafford.Mourinho said United’s supporters were “quiet” during Saturday’s 2-0 home win over Huddersfield in the Premier League.The United manager went on to cite Portsmouth’s Fratton Park as an example of a good atmosphere.In a statement, the Manchester United Supporters’ Trust said: “We note our manager’s further comments regarding the poor atmosphere within Old Trafford following the Huddersfield home game.“The decline in atmosphere is by no means limited to Old Trafford. It’s an issue affecting clubs throughout the country. And it’s certainly not an issue specific to Manchester United supporters – our away support is widely acknowledged, by fair minded fans, as the best in the country.”Speaking on Saturday, Mourinho was asked about new signing Alexis Sanchez before branching off to discuss the crowd.“He played only three (matches since joining from Arsenal) and the first at Old Trafford, and I think Old Trafford, in spite of being a quiet stadium, the pitch is big, the grass is nice and obviously the players feel very comfortable playing here,” he said. When then asked to explain his comments, Mourinho replied: “It’s not Portsmouth.“I remember Portsmouth – such a small stadium, the atmosphere was absolutely incredible. In here, the atmosphere is a bit quiet and there is not very (much enthusiasm). But the players like to play at home.”Earlier this season, Mourinho said United supporters were “very quiet” during the 2-0 win over Leicester in August.He also, after the 1-0 win over Tottenham in October, expressed his unhappiness with United fans over what he regarded as unfair treatment of Romelu Lukaku.MUST added that a breakdown in the relationship between the fans and the club’s owners may be part of the problem.“We believe that atmosphere is primarily dependent on the perceived relationship between fans and club – including the degree of supporter ownership and engagement,” the group added.“In the absence of any imminent changes in the former we therefore concentrate on other areas where we can have an impact in the short to medium term.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more