Civil War legacy is finally laid to rest in Limerick as…

Friday the 13th nightmare for opponents of Irish Cement tyre-burning plans Families and workers must be supported through public health emergency Minister Harris “missing in action again” as crisis in University Hospital Limerick is raised in Dáil says Limerick TD Linkedin ‘Fully resourced’ crime office needed in Bruff Twitter Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsLocal NewsCivil War legacy is finally laid to rest in Limerick as main parties grab top jobsBy Alan Jacques – June 19, 2014 696 Print Previous articleTributes to former Limerick mayor at City HallNext articleCaherdavin householders say no to water charges in Limerick Alan Jacques Council collects €53 million in commercial rates Facebook WhatsApp Email TAGSAnti AustCllr Cian PrendivilleCllr John GilliganCllr Maurice QuinlivanCllr Sean LynchFianna FáilFine GaellimerickLimerick City and County CouncilLimerick Metropolitan DistrictSinn Fein Boycott of Israeli goods rejected by Council Cllr Maurice QuinlivanCIVIL War politics were laid to rest as Fine Gael and Fianna Fail become bedfellows on new local authority.With the pact between the two coalition parties resulting in key positions being divvied up between them, their alliance has been criticised by those on the left of the political divide as contemptuous of the electorate.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Speaking at Limerick Metropolitan District’s first ever meeting this week, Cllr John Gilligan (Ind) commented, “Fianna Fail and Fine Gael have no intention of standing up to anyone. The Civil War is over. They have finally come together.”Cllr Gilligan went on to point out that what the electorate wanted was ignored, with Cllr Quinlivan (SF) and his poll-topping landslide in City North, making him the obvious choice for mayor. He suggested that the top three candidates in each of the three city wards should be their first citizens for the first three years.“I have nothing to gain by this proposal, but Fianna Fail and Fine Gael have excluded everyone else. They sit well together,” he said.Although disappointed at not being elected Mayor, Cllr Quinlivan said he was not surprised at the carve up between the new FF/FG partnership.“Nothing changes. There is no difference between Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael. We all see that now,” he declared.First-time Fianna Fail councillor Sean Lynch claimed the pact with Fine Gael was made for the good of the city and county.“We all have differences, but our main objective is working for the people of the city and county,” he said.Meanwhile, Cllr Cian Prendiville of the Anti Austerity Alliance urged Sinn Fein councillors Maurice Quinlivan, Seighin O’Ceallaigh and Malachy McCreesh and independent Cllr Gilligan to abandon their “pro-austerity pact” with Labour councillors Joe Leddin, Elena Secas and Frankie Daly. read more

[Breaking] “Confidence Of People In Judiciary At Stake”: Plea In SC Against Andhra Govt’s Press Conference Accusing Justice NV Ramana And HC Judges

first_imgTop Stories[Breaking] “Confidence Of People In Judiciary At Stake”: Plea In SC Against Andhra Govt’s Press Conference Accusing Justice NV Ramana And HC Judges Sanya Talwar12 Oct 2020 8:22 AMShare This – xA plea has been been moved against Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Andhra Pradesh Government’s press conference revealing his complaint to CJI SA Bobde against Supreme Court Judge Justice NV Ramana and judges of AP High Court.Filed on behalf of Sunil Kumar Singh, a practicing lawyer, through Advocate on Record Mukti Singh, the plea seeks a stop on such press briefings by the Chief…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA plea has been been moved against Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Andhra Pradesh Government’s press conference revealing his complaint to CJI SA Bobde against Supreme Court Judge Justice NV Ramana and judges of AP High Court.Filed on behalf of Sunil Kumar Singh, a practicing lawyer, through Advocate on Record Mukti Singh, the plea seeks a stop on such press briefings by the Chief Minister against judges and to issue “show cause notice” to him as to why suitable action should not be taken against him.Averring in the grounds, inter alia, that the act and deed of the respondent is an attempt to tarnish the Majesty of the Highest court of the country, the plea states that the Press Conference by the Chief Minister made unsubstantiated allegations against an honourable judge of this Hon’ble court.The petitioner contends that Reddy has “crossed the limit” which has been prescribed by the Constitution.”….alleging corruption and bias is prohibited by the clear provisions and mandate of the Constitution of India as provided under Article(s) 121 and 211 of the Indian Constitution. Wherein it has been mandated by the Constitution that no discussion shall take place in Parliament or in state legislature with respect to the conduct of any judge of Supreme Court or the High Court in the discharge of his duty” – Plea In SCFurther, it is averred that freedom of speech and expression guaranteed under Article 19(1)(a) of the constitution is subject to reasonable restrictions in relation to contempt of courts and defamation. “In the society of today, where the discussion in the media and on social media can go wild within days or within hours, it can affect the image of judiciary and hence the confidence of the general public in the judiciary,” the plea reads.”What is at stake is the confidence which a court must inspire in the public in the democratic society.”In this context, the plea stipulates that the Chief Minister is under oath and allegiance of the Constitution and is thus bound by it to respect the Judiciary. Furthermore, the selection of a time like this of making such allegations is highly suspicious and doubtful as the honourable Judge is in the service of Indian judiciary and public since long. “in the present scenario our country is going through various socio-economic challenges as well as external disturbance also…. The respondent has totally failed to understand and appreciate that by this irresponsible statement and behaviour he is trying to destabilise the faith of public at large in system which is not permitted,” the plea states.On October 11, Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, wrote a complaint to the Chief Justice of India, S A Bobde, alleging that some High Court judges are attempting to protect the interests of the major opposition party, Telugu Desom Party, in politically sensitive matters.A striking feature of the complaint – details of which were revealed to the media in a presser by Ajaya Kellam, the advisor of the CM, on Saturday evening – was that it had accused senior Supreme Court judge, Justice N V Ramana, who is next in line to be the Chief Justice of India, of influencing the administration of justice in the High Court.Next Storylast_img read more

Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarine Smolensk to Rejoin Russian Navy in 2013

first_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: Nuclear-Powered February 8, 2013 View post tag: to View post tag: Defense Nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN) K-140 Smolensk will be recommissioned into Russian Navy in 2013 after refit, said spokesman of Zvezdochka shipyard…[mappress]Source: Russian Navy, February 8, 2013; Image: Ships Back to overview,Home naval-today Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarine Smolensk to Rejoin Russian Navy in 2013 View post tag: submarine View post tag: Smolensk View post tag: in Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarine Smolensk to Rejoin Russian Navy in 2013center_img Share this article View post tag: News by topic View post tag: attack View post tag: Rejoin View post tag: Russian Industry news View post tag: Naval View post tag: Defence View post tag: 2013last_img read more

Top Sierra Leone FA officials indicted

first_imgSierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) President Isha JohansenFreetown, Sierra Leone | AFP | Sierra Leone’s anti-graft agency indicted the country’s football federation president Isha Johansen and secretary general Chris Kamara on six counts of abuse of office and corruption on Thursday, following a year of investigations.The indictment was issued in Freetown by Anti-Corruption Commission chief Ade Macauley, who said he had “sufficient evidence” of the alleged misuse of donor and government funds by the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA).The SLFA has been rocked by crisis after crisis linked to match fixing allegations, corruption and poor leadership through Johansen’s tenure.Both Johansen and Kamara are expected to appear in court on October 30, and have previously denied any wrongdoing.Johansen and Kamara were first arrested in September 2016 over alleged corruption offences, but were released without charge.FIFA in July delayed an ordinary congress to set up elections for new executive members while its own integrity checks were carried out, but said Johnsen could continue in her role. The two top football executives were charged just two days after Johansen announced she would contest the next SLFA election.Minister of Sports Ahmed Khanou who supervises the activities of the association was not available for comment on the indictment on Thursday.Fifteen Sierra Leonean players and officials were suspended in July 2014 over suspect matches including a 2010 World Cup qualifier against South Africa, notably implicating former Leone Stars captain Ibrahim Kargbo.A Sierra Leonean-Lebanese football administrator, Rodney Michael, is also accused of links to sports betting company Mercury International, a major financier of sports activities in Sierra Leone. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Last-minute lesson helps Lema to victory

first_img A last-minute golf lesson transformed Lema Townsend’s game and helped her to an impressive three-stroke victory in England Golf’s Grand Medal Final at Peterborough Milton Golf Club.“Twenty-four hours ago I couldn’t hit a ball,” said Lema, from Overstone Park in Northamptonshire (image © Leaderboard Photography).“I spent hours at the driving range with the pro getting my swing back,” she added, after she returned her winning score of net 67, five-under par, and claimed the title of England’s best woman club medal player.The other prizewinners were Belinda Rattray of West Kent, who scored net 70, playing off 25; and Michele Desmond of Knole Park, also in Kent, who had net 71, playing off 17 handicap.Lema’s lesson was her last-ditch effort to rediscover her form for the final: “It was desperation, absolute desperation,” she said. But, the session with PGA professional John Cuddihy at Delapre Golf Centre did the trick: “He was magic,” said the 15 handicapper.And, as she played in the Grand Final, her confidence gradually returned. “On the second, a par three, I managed to get a five and it was awful. But then something started to click,” she said. “It was lovely playing with my two partners, they relaxed me and they both had nice swings, with nice rhythm, and that helped.“I didn’t know my score until I added it up at the end and, although I knew it was nice, it was a bit of a shock!” And when her win was confirmed she added: “It’s not real is it! I came here with no expectations.”The competition, played in testing conditions with a long period of heavy rain, was contested by the cream of England’s club medal players. Each finalist had returned the four best medal scores at her club during 2013 and had won through a regional final to take her place at Peterborough Milton.The field represented a wide range of club golf, with handicaps of the competitors spread from two to 30, and there was much praise for the course from the players.Belinda took up golf only three years ago, encouraged by her fiancé and caddy, Dick Seamer, who has played in The Open as an amateur. “I used to play tennis, but now I’m into golf and I love it, I’m really enjoying it,” she said.“I had a tough start when I went in thick rough on the first and had to take a drop,” she said. “But my fantastic caddy kept me on the straight and narrow and tried to help my course management. I only went in one bunker and I didn’t go in any deep rough after the first.”Michele learned golf as a child, but has been playing seriously for only the last two years, and commented: “Today was stressfull! I stood over my first putt and my hands were shaking, I’m just not used to competitive golf.“This is by far the biggest event I’ve ever played in and the conditions were tough – but I enjoyed it in the end! And I was very pleased with my score.”She took third place on countback from Elaine Mankelow, who was representing the host club in the event and was the 2013 ladies’ captain at Peterborough Milton. 29 Jun 2014 Last-minute lesson helps Lema to victory last_img read more

About Town

first_imgMIDDLETOWNNew England Hot Dog Co. and Rita’s Italian Ice are partnering in Middletown for the Fire ’N Ice fundraiser on Monday, Aug. 6, to benefit the civic, service, and charitable programs and initiatives of the Middletown Lions Club.Fifteen percent of all sales, between the hours of 5 and 8 p.m., will be donated to the club when the customer presents an event flyer. Participants must present the flyer, which can be downloaded and printed from the Middletown Lions Club website,, in order for the organization to receive credit.New England Hot Dog Co. is located at 1286 Route 35 South in Squire Plaza. The phone number is 732-856-9160. Rita’s Italian Ice also is located in Squire Plaza at 1300 Route 35 South. Rita’s telephone number is 732-671-8322.All funds generated will be dedicated to charitable and service initiatives. More information on the fundraiser or on obtaining the event flyer is available by contacting Lion Lori Anne Oliwa by email at [email protected] or by phone at 732-757-7443.The Middletown Lions Club was chartered in 1946 under Lions International and is part of the largest charitable service organization in the world. The 70-member club meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month and is engaged in charitable, civic and service initiatives.OAKHURSTThe League of Women Voters of Monmouth will being holding a forum abut human trafficking at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Ocean Township High School.New Jersey is a hub for human trafficking. There are between 12 and 27 million human-trafficking victims worldwide. These victims are women and men, children and adults, American citizens and people born in other countries, all forced into modern day slavery.The League of Women Voters of Monmouth County and the League of Women Voters of New Jersey will be discussing the topic at the forum. Attendees will be able to learn more about this horrible crime and the steps that can be taken to stop it.Speakers include Dorchen Leidholdt of Sanctuary for Families who is a human-trafficking survivor.The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. The high school is located at 550 West Park Ave., Oakhurst.last_img read more

Time to heal, rest up

first_imgBASEBALL: Angels’ series in Oakland is seen as an opportunity to prepare for the AL Division Series. By Doug Padilla STAFF WRITER OAKLAND – The Angels will try to put together the pieces this weekend in the Bay Area, although as shattered as they appear it will take plenty of adhesive. A miserable three-game sweep at Texas only added to the headache the Angels felt after celebrating the division title Sunday with plenty of champagne and beer. The Angels will use the upcoming three games at Oakland to build momentum for the playoffs, but they won’t be at full strength. Gary Matthews Jr., who was injured in Wednesday’s game, will have his left knee reexamined today and his status for the playoffs will become clearer. “We’ll have to see where we are,” Scioscia said when asked if all the regulars will play this weekend. “That was our intent. There are some things we have to consider now.” Home-field advantage throughout the playoffs was still at stake when the Angels landed in Texas Sunday night. When they departed Wednesday evening, it had been all but eliminated. What happens now? The Angels now know they will open the postseason at Boston in all likelihood. Once the Red Sox clinch the American League East title, Angels director of travel Tom Taylor can book a charter flight to New England. When the Angels will start the playoffs is still up in the air. The schedule will become official once the best record in the American League is decided. Because of a new rule this year, the AL team with the best record gets to pick one of two five-game American League Division Series schedules. The first schedule would allow the team with the best record to host opening ALDS games Wednesday and Oct 5. The second schedule would have the Angels host games on Thursday and Oct 5. There is no difference on the dates of the remaining three games (Oct. 7, 8 and 10). The benefit of the first schedule is that the starting pitchers of Games 1 and 2 can also pitch Games 4 and 5 on regular rest. The Indians are expected to prefer this schedule since it allows 18-game winner C.C. Sabathia and 19-game winner Fausto Carmona to pitch twice in the opening series. The Red Sox also would seem to prefer this scenario since 20-game winner Josh Beckett (he can make it 21 Thursday night) and likely Game 2 starter Curt Schilling can pitch twice. The twist of the second scenario is that it necessitates a fourth starter. For the Angels, that is likely to be Joe Saunders, who is 2-0 against the Red Sox this season. That is one more reason Boston might chose the longer series if they had the AL’s top record. All that is fun to think about, but the Angels’ first priority is to find the swagger they haven’t seen since sweeping the Seattle Mariners during a series at Seattle on Aug. 27-29 to take control of the division. That sweep was in the middle of a five-game win streak. Since that run ended, the Angels are a ho-hum 12-13. Scioscia gave much-needed rest to Vladimir Guerrero and Garret Anderson the first two games of the Texas series, even with the AL’s top record in question. Even though the Angels are a major league-best 54-27 at home, the biggest question shouldn’t be why Scioscia would do such a thing, but rather why he didn’t rest even more regulars. Of course, that is easier to say in hindsight. Chone Figgins, still aggravated by a sore right wrist and two broken fingers in his right hand from spring training, would have been a good candidate to get a break. He doesn’t have a hit in his last 14 at-bats. Orlando Cabrera could have used more than just one day off as Erick Aybar started at shortstop Wednesday. It was only the fifth time this season Cabrera has not played in a game. “We didn’t get anything going on the field that we need to get going,” Scioscia said. “Hopefully … well, not hopefully, we need to push it this weekend and win a lot of games. “The playoffs are kind of an entity all by themselves, but you would feel much better about yourself if you can carry a little momentum and positive play out of the regular season.” Note: Saturday’s game will not be on live television, but will air tape delayed at 4 p.m. on Channel 13. [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Undefeated champ Andre Ward retires, desire no longer there

first_imgNonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president FILE – In this June 17, 2017, file photo, Andre Ward celebrates after defeating Sergey Kovalev during a light heavyweight championship boxing match in Las Vegas. Ward is retiring from boxing with an undefeated record because he no longer has the desire to fight, according to a statement on his website Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)OAKLAND, Calif. — Andre Ward decided to end his career on top.Ward announced Thursday he is retiring from boxing because he no longer has the desire to fight, leaving the sport at age 33 with an undefeated record and the light heavyweight championship.ADVERTISEMENT E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Read Next BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight NBA refs can rule reckless closeouts as flagrants or techs Ward released a statement on his website titled “Mission Accomplished ” thanking those who helped him throughout his career and explaining his reasons for his retirement.“I want to be clear — I am leaving because my body can no longer put up with the rigors of the sport and therefore my desire to fight is no longer there,” he wrote. “If I cannot give my family, my team, and the fans everything that I have, then I should no longer be fighting.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWard is currently rated the best “pound for pound” boxer by Ring Magazine. But in an interview with ESPN’s First Take, he said he no longer wants to do the work leading to his bouts.“People see what I do fight night, they see under the lights, but they don’t see the toil, they don’t seethe grind, they don’t see just the pain, the physical pain that you go through, not just in the fights, but to prepare and to get ready for those battles,” he said. MOST READ Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  “I felt the physicality of the sport, not just in the ring stuff, but the training and the preparation, start to take its toll on me for the last two or three years and I bit down and continued to push through and at this point, it’s time and I know it’s time.”Ward declined other interview requests through his publicist, saying he wanted to celebrate his retirement with family and friends.Ward has won all 32 of his fights, with 16 knockouts. He won the Olympic gold medal as a light heavyweight in 2004. Ward won the WBA super middleweight title in 2009 when he defeated Mikkel Kessler and unified that title in 2011 when he beat Carl Froch in the Super Six super middleweight tournament final.Ward then battled shoulder problems that kept him out of the ring and later went 19 months without a fight because of a protracted legal dispute with his former promoter, the late Dan Goosen.Ward got back in the ring in June 2015. He won the light heavyweight title in a disputed, unanimousdecision against Sergey Kovalev in November 2016, taking all three belts in the process. Ward then beat Kovalev more decidedly in a rematch in June that was stopped in the eighth round.Kovalev said Ward’s retirement will be good for boxing because it will allow “good and strong” fighters to compete for the vacated titles. He also said through his Main Events promoter that he doesn’t concern himself with the possibility that Ward’s retirement won’t stick.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES View comments LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary “I don’t think about him at all because I’m looking forward (to reaching) my goals,” he said, adding that his last two fights are “history” and “I forgot it already.”He said he would have been happy to get a third fight, but not if he had to wait and take lesser bouts in the interim. Kovalev does wonder if Ward and his handlers are playing psychological games.“They did before second rematch,” he said. “I don’t know. I don’t care at all.”HBO said Ward will work as an analyst on its boxing broadcasts.“Andre Ward ends his boxing career as he only knew how to live it — as a champion at the top,” HBO executive vice president Peter Nelson said. “To watch Ward was to marvel at constant mastery of craft in the ring, to say nothing of his being the consummate role model outside it. The Hall of Fame will be lucky to have him.” Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH01:26Lawmakers hail fighting Senator Pacquiao’s victory over Thurman01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gameslast_img read more

10 months agoArsenal chief Mertesacker: Ozil needs to fight back

first_imgArsenal chief Mertesacker: Ozil needs to fight backby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal chief Per Mertesacker feels Mesut Ozil still has much to offer manager Unai Emery.Ozil has missed all of the last three games in the Premier League and does not appear to be in Emery’s first-team plans.But Mertesacker expects his fellow German to stay and fight for his place in the team.”Mesut is a player with magical abilities,” he said.“Last time (for the 1-0 won at home to Huddersfield on December 8) he was injured.“Now I’m curious how he fights back. He can still be very valuable to Arsenal.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Cardale Jones Celebrates Win, Fans Tell Him To “Jump Off A Cliff” Or “Go Commit A Felony” On Twitter

first_imgCardale Jones pumping up the crowd before the game.Cardale JonesOhio State quarterback Cardale Jones hasn’t had an incredible season for the defending champions, but he is still 8-0 as a starter. Apparently, it isn’t enough for some Buckeyes supporters – if you want to call them that.Saturday night, after Jones and the Buckeyes posted a 34-27 victory over Indiana, Jones took to Twitter to celebrate the win. He was greeted with some not-so-friendly responses.S/O to them Bucks 5-0— Cardale Jones (@CJ12_) October 4, [email protected]_ imagine how good they’d be without you— Kori Bogard (@kdbogard) October 4, [email protected]_ you garbage. JT should b the starter— Juicy G (@FaceAssBoii1) October 4, [email protected]_ Your backup is better— Michael (@MikeAMadeIt) October 4, [email protected]_ No thanks to you— Shawn Gunnoe (@lowesman2656) October 4, [email protected]_ jt needs to start.. You can’t handle this team.. Your horrible bro— kyle karstetter (@kylekarstetter) October 4, [email protected]_ you shouldn’t even be the starter!— Jeremy Wherle (@JWherle) October 4, [email protected]_ You’re bad.— Aaron (@23OHara) October 4, 2015Screen Shot 2015-10-05 at 10.59.50 AM Screen Shot 2015-10-05 at 11.00.54 AMCan someone explain how this “Making an idiot out of myself will make me feel better” thing is supposed to work?— Lori Schmidt (@LoriSchmidt) October 4, 2015It should be noted that there were also dozens of positive messages tweeted to Jones in response.On the afternoon, Jones finished 18-of-27 for 245 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Certainly not his best – but certainly not deserving of what was tweeted his way.[CBS Sports]last_img read more