Linkedin Facebook WhatsApp THE stabbing of a shopping centre security guard in the leg, yards from a garda station, over “some jelly babies and a chocolate bar”, has resulted in a teenager being jailed for two and half years.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Ryan Kelly, 19, of no fixed abode but originally from Limerick City stole the confectionary from the Roxboro Road Shopping centre on April 5 this year.He was caught by security staff trying to leave the shop without paying. As he was being restrained, he pulled a knife and stabbed the security guard in the thigh.Gardai were called to the scene after Kelly fled and they found the security guard, wounded and leaning against a blood soaked wall.Prosecution Counsel John O’Sullivan said it was only then that the guard realised he had been “stabbed in a most sneaky and underhand way.” The victim, who is in his 30s, has recovered physically but is still quite scarred mentally.At Limerick Circuit Court last week, Kelly pleaded guilty to assault causing harm of the security guard.The court was told of Kelly’s difficult family upbringing and his bi-polar condition for which he was receiving medical treatment.Taking this into account, Judge Moran said that he would suspend a portion of a prison sentence but it was a source of considerable worry that the serious stabbing arose over some jelly babies and a chocolate bar and that Kelly confessed he always carried a knife.He imposed a four year prison sentence but suspended the last 18 months. Twitter Email Advertisement NewsSecurity guard stabbed by sweet thiefBy Staff Reporter – December 27, 2013 1778 Print Previous article€1million international drugs trail led to Limerick cottageNext articleOvernight fire at Limerick Prison contained Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie
Labrary: A Harvard Library Experiment officially opened on November 15 at 92 Mt. Auburn Street. Labrary, a storefront space envisioned and realized by students in Harvard’s Library Test Kitchen course, explores how innovations in design can help libraries evolve. “We wanted to make this a collaborative endeavor—incorporating students and faculty—to show how libraries can be palettes from which to design,” said Jeff Goldenson, co-instructor of Library Test Kitchen and designer at the Harvard Library Innovation Lab.“We are moving from exclusivity of content to exclusivity of experience,” said Hattie Stroud, a master’s of architecture student. “Now that [the idea of the library] has been so radically destabilized by the Internet, what the libraries have to offer is prime space for engagement. The library will best serve its community—academic, social or otherwise—by providing unique experiences.”The space features a large, metallic “inflatable reading room” designed by Ben Brady, a teaching fellow for the course, and Arielle Assouline-Lichten, a master’s of architecture student.Labrary: A Harvard Library Experiment will be open through December 21, serving as a space for speaking engagements, a study area and a drop-in public space. Currently scheduled Labrary events are listed below and more will be added soon:November 27: Civic Media & the LibraryNovember 27: Urban Innovation SlamNovember 30: Reinventing Space: Is There a Library?December 14: Library as PlatformLearn more about the Harvard Library Test Kitchen here.
Cory Harkey’s multi-sport background paid off in a big way on Wednesday night.The Los Angeles Rams tight end won a new Toyota Tacoma truck during halftime of the Lakers’ 91-81 loss to the Clippers at Staples Center, earning his prize through a skills challenge. Obviously, the 25-year-old had a bit of an edge over the rest of the field.In addition to his 27 career receptions for 215 yards and three touchdowns, Harkey once starred at Chino Hills High in both football and basketball, averaging 16.8 points and 10.0 rebounds as a senior. He focused on one sport at UCLA, where he started 37 games as a blocking tight end.The 6-foot-4, 259-pound Harkey is also the son of former major league pitcher Mike Harkey, who is currently the bullpen coach for the New York Yankees. The younger Harkey joined the Rams as an undrafted free agent in 2012, but signed a three-year contract last month worth up to $5.7 million, with $2.5 million guaranteed. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
“The Heisman Trophy presentation is aired on ESPN, so any decision in terms of a TV show would be made in conjunction with ESPN,” Henning told SN. “The board has not made any decision in terms of what Heisman 2020 is going to look like.”The decisions of the Big Ten, Pac-12, Mountain West and Mid-American all came within the past week. Conference USA was expected to make a determination Wednesday. The SEC, ACC, Big 12, American and Sun Belt all are cautiously moving forward with plans for fall competition, but there still is a chance any or all could abandon them.“As someone that works I college football,” Henning said, “we all want to see the game played. But at the end of the day, the health and safety of everyone involved is of paramount importance.” If this were an ordinary college football season, the Heisman Trophy would be awarded to an extravagantly accomplished player — most likely a quarterback and almost certainly from a Power 5 program — on the evening of Saturday, Dec. 12.If you were not aware before Tuesday that this will not be a typical season, surely the postponement of college football competition in the Big Ten and Pacific-12 shook you awake. They joined the Mid-American Conference and Mountain West in removing themselves from fall sports and presenting the spring as an option. So what does the Heisman do if roughly half the players are active in the fall and the rest in the spring?Would it be awarded to those who compete in the fall? Would it be delayed so that any athlete who competes in the coming academic year has a chance? MORE: CFP director hopes four-team playoff can go on, despite cancellationsDo they saw the trophy in half, and present the base to one player and the stiff-arm to another?“Essentially, at this point in time, no decisions have been made,” Tim Henning, associate director at The Heisman Trophy Trust, told Sporting News.The winner of the 2020 Heisman, whenever it is awarded, would succeed LSU quarterback Joe Burrow and join one of the most prestigious, exclusive clubs in sports. It includes such legends as Cam Newton, Herschel Walker, Bo Jackson, Tony Dorsett and Roger Staubach.Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields is the lone returning finalist from 2019. If the award were presented in the fall, he would have no chance. It seems unlikely that he will compete if the Big Ten does pull off a spring season because of the proximity to the 2021 NFL Draft, but he has not indicated his preference. He is considered a first-round prospect even without another strong season for the Buckeyes.Henning said a decision about any alteration to the presentation of the 2020 award would be made by the Heisman’s nine-member board of trustees, which is chaired by Michael J. Comerford. They conduct monthly meetings to discuss matters pertinent to the award, and it would be possible to call an emergency meeting if warranted.