Security guard stabbed by sweet thief

first_imgLinkedin 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 Emailcenter_img 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.ielast_img read more

Protestors gather in support of traveller communities in Oxford city centre

first_img“The definition of a Gypsy or Traveller in planning terms requires proof of travelling – without that people are not assessed as needing a pitch or get planning permission, but will essentially be prohibited from travelling by the new law – effectively outlawing a centuries old way of life.”“Stand Up To Racism, along with many other organisations, believe the government is stoking racism and people’s ability to protest against this with the PCSCB, and this is why we are supporting the next national day of action on April 17th against the bill by joining other groups to protest in Bonn Square at 2 PM.”During the second reading of the bill in Parliament, several Conservative MPs defended the bill’s measures against Traveller communities. Sir Paul Beresford, the MP for Mole Valley, said at the debate on the 16th March:“My constituency has a number of legitimate Traveller sites. The relationship between the settled communities and the so-called Travellers on official sites is generally harmonious. Surrey County Council and Surrey District and Borough Councils are in the process of setting up a transit site, with facilities, for Travellers. All this is very different from the frequent illegal Traveller invasions. Surrey has had hundreds of these incidents, and my constituency has more than its fair share. Over recent years, the numbers of these illegal land-squatting camps have increased.”“If access is inhibited by barriers, gates or any form of obstruction, they are broken down or removed, and generally damaged. The Travellers then squat on-site regardless of the ownership, be it common land, parkland, farmland, private land or even a school playground. I note that a number of Members are opposed to change and would prefer that this remained a civil matter. That approach has been an absolute, abysmal failure, with considerable financial loss to the local community or landowners. The legislative change criminalising this type of illegal camping is exceptionally welcome and has been long awaited. It is for the protection of local people – my constituents.”Christian Wakeford, the conservative MP for Bury South also spoke at the same debate: “Traveller encampments, especially the unauthorised ones, cause distress to residents such as those on Kingston Road in Radcliffe in my constituency, who often thought that the encampment had more rights than they did. They saw extreme antisocial behaviour such as their fences being used as a toilet or being stolen for fires, and they actually feared for themselves. I went and met them several times during the summer, because there was not just one encampment; there were two. It is about time we supported our residents and said that we are not against Travellers, we are just against unauthorised Traveller encampments.”Image Credit: ceridwen / Bonn Square and war memorial / CC BY-SA 2.0 A protest was held in Oxford City Centre on International Romani Day, on the 8th of April, to highlight the impact of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill on Traveller communities. Organised by the group Oxford Stand Up to Racism, the protest took place in Bonn Square, opposite Westgate shopping centre.The group claims that “The new bill will make trespass a criminal offence, and give police new powers to seize Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller homes and possessions. Courts will have new powers to impose fines and imprisonment for trespass when there are not enough sites provided for people to stop legally.”Julie Simmons, a spokesperson for Oxford Stand Up to Racism said to Cherwell: “Thursday 8th April was International Romani Day and Stand Up To Racism was organising events around the country to draw attention to the challenges and discrimination Roma, Gypsy and Traveller communities face, and how this will be worsened by the proposed Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill. The measures outlined in the PCSCB will further compound the inequalities experienced by Gypsies, Roma and Travellers, needlessly pushing people into the criminal justice system.”“The bill will make it nearly impossible for families without a site to live on to, for example, keep their places at school or to attend medical appointments. Already Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller communities have life expectancies between 10 and 25 years shorter than the general population. This bill will further exacerbate the inequalities.”“An enforcement approach to addressing the number of unauthorised encampments overlooks the issue of the lack of site provision – there is an absence of places where Gypsies, Roma, and Travellers are permitted to stop or reside. There are other solutions to managing unauthorised encampments, such as negotiated stopping, whereby arrangements are made on agreed permitted times on stopping and to ensure the provision of basic amenities such as water, sanitation and refuse collection.”last_img read more

Snarky Puppy Releases New Album, ‘Immigrance’ [Stream]

first_imgSnarky Puppy‘s new studio album has arrived! Titled, Immigrance, the eight-track album hears the band continuing to explore and create a lush mix of funk, nu jazz, and smooth rock through original, instrumental-based compositions.Related: Purple Party Announces NOLA Late-Night With Prince, Snarky Puppy, Tank And The Bangas, TAB, Motet MembersReleased on Friday via GroundUP Music, the band’s follow-up to 2016’s Culcha Vulcha includes their previously-shared singles, “Xavi” and “Bad Kids to the Back“. Snarky Puppy had actually debuted the new songs from the album live during their performance at their own GroundUP Music Festival in Miami Beach in February.As previously reported, the tracks heard on Immigrance are highlighted by a distinctly different, dark and heavier tone.“This record is largely informed by our travels, and we’re always trying to pass specific ideas through our filter and into our idiom without being disrespectful to the tradition at hand,” bassist Michael League said to go with the album’s announcement back in January. Fans can stream the new album in full via the Spotify player below to decide for themselves!Snarky Puppy – ImmigranceThe band will hit the road for an extensive North American tour to promote their new material beginning on May 10th in Providence, RI, and continuing well into the summer months before wrapping on June 15th with a show in Brooklyn, NY. Fans can head here for tickets and info for all of the band’s upcoming 2019 performances.last_img read more

Spafford Announces 2019 ‘Summer Vacation’ Tour

first_imgArizona-based four-piece jam band Spafford has announced their 2019 Summer Vacation tour on the heels of their recent 40-date winter tour.Spafford’s fourth-month Summer Vacation tour will include stops at New Orleans, LA’s Civic Theatre (5/4); Minneapolis, MN’s Fine Line Music Cafe (5/22); Chillicothe, IL’s Summer Camp Music Festival (5/23 &5/24); Milwaukee, WI’s Turner Hall Ballroom (5/25); Morrison, CO’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre in support of Umphrey’s McGee (6/21); Stratford, CT’s Two Roads Brewing Co. (6/22); Rothbury, MI’s Electric Forest (5/27); Cambridge, MA’s The Sinclair (7/5 & 7/6); Salisbury, MA’s Blue Ocean Music Hall (7 /7); Asbury Park, NJ’s Stone Pony (7/11); Westerly, RI’s Paddy’s Beach Club (7/13); Dewey Beach, DE’s Bottle & Cork (7/17); Scranton, PA’s Camp Bisco (7/19); Patchogue, NY’s Great South Bay Music Festival (7/20); and a tour-closing performance at Darrington, WA’s Summer Meltdown Festival on August 3rd.A fan pre-sale begins Wednesday, March 27th at 1 p.m. (EST). Fans can head here to sign up for access to Spafford’s pre-sale. A general on-sale begins this Friday, March 29th at 10 a.m. (EST).Head to Spafford’s website for a full list of their upcoming tour dates and more information.Spafford 2019 ‘Summer Vacation’ Tour Dates:MAY4 – New Orleans, LA – Civic Theatre22 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe23, 24 – Chillicothe, IL – Summer Camp Music Festival25 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall BallroomJUNE21 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre w/ Umphrey’s McGee22 – Stratford, CT – Two Roads Brewing Co.27 – Rothbury, MI – Electric ForestJULY5,6 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair – Phish Late Night7 – Salisbury, MA – Blue Ocean Music Hall11 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony13 – Westerly, RI – Paddy’s Beach Club17 – Dewey Beach, DE – Bottle & Cork19 – Scranton, PA – Camp Bisco Music Festival20 – Patchogue, NY – Great South Bay Music FestivalAUGUST3 – Darrington, WA – Summer Meltdown FestivalView Tour Dateslast_img read more

Vidalia season underway

first_imgGrowing during Georgia’s winter months, the onions face many challenges from disease to wet and cold days to dry and hot weather and everything in between. And to help them stay in the black each year, growers have depended on the odd coupling of University of Georgia researchers and prison labor.Helping handsA select group of inmates from the Rogers State Prison near Reidsville, Ga., provide the essential, labor-intensive work that’s necessary at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center. The fledging center is the brainchild of Reid Torrance, UGA Cooperative Extension coordinator in Tattnall County. By Faith PeppersUniversity of GeorgiaOn April 20, Georgia’s Vidalia onion growers started shipping this year’s crop, which is expected to be high in quality and yields. No grower can ship onions before this opening day, which the Georgia Department of Agriculture regulates to protect the quality and reputation of the state’s official vegetable. In vegetable research, he said, it makes a big difference when labor is readily available for timely harvests. The prison labor, worth $120,000 annually, is a big savings for the facility, which has become vital in an effort to support the state’s fastest growing commodity group. Worth $500 million annually, vegetables rank second behind poultry in farm-gate sales. Vidalia onions generated more than $140 million at the farm level in 2007. The center had cotton and soybean plots last year and will likely have them again, along with peanut, this year. Torrance needed working hands more than anything, and he didn’t have to look far. The prison inmates were right there.The center continues to grow. Scientists across the state from a variety of disciplines now conduct research there. Late in 1998, Torrance had a brainstorm: “We’ve got 9,000 acres out there at the prison, and surely they have a little corner out there somewhere where we can do some research.” He made some calls and arranged a meeting with UGA and Department of Corrections representatives along with legislators and onion growers. The old Page Nursery, a site where the Georgia Forestry Commission once grew pine seedlings, was determined the perfect site for a research facility. In spring 2000, 80 people attended the center’s first onion field day. In less than a year, a dozen projects relating to several disciplines were underway. Now the center needed to staff and equip the facility. “This is the only place in this part of the state that conducts commercial vegetable research, but also it’s unique because of the inmate labor detail,” Torrance said.center_img He hopes to continue to upgrade the center and get more UGA Extension agents involved with research there. Most importantly, he wants the center to be known for conducting accurate, reliable research for the state’s growers. (Faith Peppers is a news editor for the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.) “Growers had always wanted research done in the onion belt,” said Torrance, one of the world’s foremost Vidalia onion experts. “Other than on-farm projects, we didn’t really have any place to do that.”Needed research facility “The difference between what we had and what we have now is night and day,” Torrance said. In 2008, the forestry commission gave all 142 acres of the old nursery to the college. Torrance raised funds and worked with DOC engineers to develop plans for a new building. UGA researchers quickly established onion research plots there. Soon after, Torrance inked a 15-year lease agreement for 22 acres of fields and three acres with usable buildings. Funding to support the center came from the legislature and private supporters. “At the onion field day now, we have more than 100 people. An international audience comes to see our varieties,” Torrance said. “We also have twilight field days for summer and fall vegetables. And, we have an emphasis on organic onion production.”last_img read more

Best quotes from Lighting, Blue Jackets’ 5-OT epic: ‘I’m tired right now if you guys can’t notice’

first_img… on Seth Jones: “He’s a horse. He could keep on playing if we were still going. He is just relentless with how he plays.”… on Korpisalo: “Yeah Korpi, he was fantastic.”… on how he handles overtimes and what he tells players during intermissions: “We go through the same stuff through the intermissions. I’m not going to talk to you about what we say and what we talk about. We talk about things we need to talk about to get ready for the next period. Here’s a quick recap of the best quotes of the night.Brayden Point (TBL) on where his goal ranks among all the goals he has scored:”Yeah, it’s up there. It’s got to be the biggest I would say. Um, geez, man, I don’t know. Just finally one goes in, I think that’s the emotion. You know, just super excited. But you know, we can’t forget that’s only one game and there’s a lot of series left to be played.”Seth Jones (CBJ) after playing an NHL-record number of minutes:”I feel fine.”By the numbers: Lightning defeat Blue Jackets in 5-OT NHL playoff thrillerYanni Gourde (TBL) on battling mental fatigue:”I think the key is probably, like, getting off the ice when you’re really tired. I mean, keep your shift short and I think by doing that you can avoid making mental mistakes because you’re too tired. I think if you send a French, a fresh — Oh my God, my words are terrible.”My bad. I’m tired right now if you guys can’t notice. Ah, yeah. Send a fresh guy out there it’s much easier.”Pierre-Luc Dubois said the Blue Jackets only had one meal today…at 9 AM.— Joshua Kloke (@joshuakloke) August 12, 2020Jonas Korpisalo (CBJ) on whether Vladislav Gavrikov taking what looked like a shot to the head right before the goal distracted him:”No.”Jon Cooper (TBL) on what he’ll remember most about the game:”How cold my feet were the entire game. … I’ll remember looking at my salmon salad, wanting to eat it the whole time there in the game but I thought that was going to, I don’t know, break up the karma so I stayed hungry.”MORE: How NHL head coaches stay warm in an ice-cold rink (even in the summer)Jon Cooper (TBL) on interaction with the Bruins coaches during overtime:”I’ll give you a funny story. So, we were close to the Boston coaches room and it’s when we went into overtime, I peeked and their door was open and I said, ‘Well, we’re either going to end early or they go long.’ It’s pretty much how overtime is. And sure enough, I think it was before the fifth overtime they were packing up their bags and saying, ‘You were right Coop, it was going long.'”John Tortorella (CBJ) before the news conference even started:”Don’t ask me about the non-call.”Seth Jones (CBJ) on the officiating:”The officiating to me was, I dunno, suspect all night.”MORE: Twitter came with the jokes as Lighting-Blue Jackets play 5-OT thrillerJon Cooper (TBL) on what kind of moment it was to win the game:”You know, the one sad thing about tonight is that you have a game and an effort put out by the two teams that we witness tonight and there was actually nobody in the building to witness it. And to see the excitement on the players when they scored, regardless if there were fans in the building or not.”That’s one thing I’ll remember is you still turn the clock back and they’re still a bunch of kids and they competed their asses off and they get damn excited when they score, especially when they score in the fifth overtime. It just brings you back to the frozen pond. I don’t know, it was a pretty cool moment.”Bruce Cassidy had a slice of pizza while watching that 5OT game.”it was delicious.”Now I want pizza.— Stephen Whyno (@SWhyno) August 12, 2020John Tortorella’s presser, in its entirety, because you know it lasted only two-minutes long:… on the message to the team after a game like this: “Get some rest and get ready to play the next game.”… on whether guys fall back on their ability to rebound: “Yep.” The Lightning skated away with a 3-2 victory in the fifth overtime on Tuesday night in the very first game of the Stanley Cup playoffs first round.After a crazy-long game (fourth-longest in NHL history) you know the quote machine would be churning, especially when you have John Tortorella involved.last_img read more

Home Staging: Bathrooms and Kitchens Sell

first_imgHome Staging: Bathrooms and Kitchens Sell!A kitchen can sell a house. When you are ready to sell your home, there are simple ways to give the most popular room in the house a new look.Updated light fixtures are a relatively simple, inexpensive way to make a huge impact and freshen up the look of your kitchen.Another easy change is switching knobs and pulls on your kitchen cabinets. You can buy a builder pack of oil-rubbed bronze or brushed nickel knobs and pulls at your major home improvement store for very little money.To brighten and lighten the kitchen, consider painting dark cabinets a cream or light beige color. If you have a lot of wear and tear, re-staining or painting can help fix those problems. Adding the new, updated knobs and pulls will complete the fresh, new look.…and Bathroom UpdatesBathrooms are considered a top selling point for home buyers, second only to the kitchen.On a limited budget, the most important bathroom to tackle is the master bathroom. Buyers are apt to overlook hall baths if the master bath feels clean, fresh and updated.Again, lighting fixtures are the first thing to change out if they are dated.Do you have brassy gold fixtures or do they have round Hollywood style light bulbs? For less than $100 you can add a fixture with a contemporary style and metal finish. If you have brass throughout, switch to oil-rubbed bronze; if you have chrome, switch to brushed nickel. Changing the towel bars to match is also a minimal cost and well worth it.If your bathroom cabinets are outdated, like the kitchen, you can also paint them a fresh color like cream or dark espresso brown. Adding new knobs and pulls has an even bigger impact.Call the experts at Design Smart Home Staging and Redesign for a Home Staging consultation for your home at (360) 480-5810. Facebook45Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Creston’s Baker and Young take low gross title at Tournament of Roses

first_imgCheri Baker and Lynn Young carded a 2-under-par 70 to capture the top prize at the Tournament of Roses Women’s Golf Team event held recently at the Granite Pointe course.The Baker/Young combo edged the Balfour/Granite duo of Roma Crispin and Mary Ann Gaschnitz.In the running for the low net title, Marlene Pozin and Paula Seibel won the crown with a score of 62.Second behind Pozin and Seibel was Sherry McIvor and Tammy Avis.Other results had Lynne Foster and Barb Renwick first low gross in the second flight; first low net Ruth O’Bryan and Kay Tencza; second low gross, Fran Crawford and Becky Allen and second low net,  Lois Cutler and Marg Hopkins.Third Flight winners included Sherry Hartridge and Hilda Jarratt first low gross, Maureen Grainger and Lori Lewis second low gross and Mary Gris and Colleen Maglio second low net.Gwen Acres and Audrey Arcuri each had KP honours.A total of 46 players entered the annual tourney at Granite [email protected]last_img read more