first_imgLimerickNewsCampaign for Limerick cold case unit will continueBy Editor – December 19, 2019 445 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WhatsApp Twitter Print Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash center_img Facebook Advertisement Linkedin TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live 12/12/2019. The Garda Commissioner Drew Harris arrives at Limerick City Hall meets the press before addressing the meeting of the Limerick Joint Policing Committee. Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22THE aunt of a Limerick man shot dead seven years ago will continue to press for a local Garda cold case unit to investigate unsolved murders in Limerick, despite Garda Commissioner Drew Harris rejecting the proposal earlier this week.Caroline Power of Justice and Truth, a group of families whose loved ones were murdered and no one charged over the killings, has sought a fresh investigation into the murder of her nephew, Robert Sheehan.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The 21 year old Moyross man was gunned down at his brother’s wedding in the Bunratty Castle Hotel on September 2, 2012. It’s understood he was shot as reprisal for stabbing another man.Speaking to reporters before addressing Limerick’s Joint Policing Committee last Thursday, Commissioner Harris said: “A cold case unit would in effect be a national resource. So, I think, what we would wish to do is a local review, what’s known as a peer review, and then look toward a serious case review.”“Following work we have conducted with the Policing Authority, that’s a route that we intend to take, in terms of a serious case review, and indeed then obviously cases here from Limerick would be engaged in that too,” Commissioner Harris explained.A Garda peer review of the 2007 investigation into the murder of innocent teenager, Jeffrey Hannan, has been ongoing since last July. It is expected to reach a conclusion in the new year.Reacting to Commissioner Harris’ comments, Ms Power said she was disappointed that a representative from the Justice and Truth group had not been invited to attend last Thursday’s JPC meeting.“To me, it’s leaving things as they are.“Politicians should have asked a representative to attend the meeting and to explain to the Commissioner why we are asking for a cold case. The Commissioner should have heard from a mother or a father of the victims.“We are not going to stop until we get answers. Yes, definitely a local Garda cold case unit should be set up.”Ms Power called for the investigation into her nephew’s murder to be examined by “fresh eyes”.Sinn Fein Councillor, John Costelloe, who is a member of the Joint Policing Committee said: “If the group wants to meet me, we could try and set up a meeting with senior Gardaí.“There is a cold case unit in Dublin but we need a more localised one.Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea has backed Ms Power’s call, and joined the group in a march in the city last September.“In many of the cases, it’s common knowledge who actually did the crime, but unfortunately the Gardaí don’t seem to be able to get sufficient evidence to successfully prosecute them. I will be talking to the Gardaí at a high level and I’ll be suggesting they establish a cold case unit here to follow up these crimes. It’s the least these families deserve,” Deputy O’Dea said after the march.A Garda spokesman said it “will take some time” to compile a list of the number of unsolved murders in the Limerick Garda Division.“A report has been sought in relation to all murder investigations in Limerick,” he added. Previous articlePallas announces €2.5 million investment in Newcastle WestNext articleBody found in search for missing Limerick man Editor Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live last_img read more

first_img The exercise also allowed both nations to increase their capabilities and encouraged the exchange of ideas and techniques, which are paramount to both nations. “It increases our ability to work with each other,” said Ralls. “It ensures that for any threat they [GDF and U.S. Forces] may go up against, they will be more efficient and better prepared.” “Acquiring that kind of knowledge is essential in meeting an increase of threats, which we face here in Guyana,” said Col. Bruce Lovell, Colonel General Staff of GDF. “If ever we are called upon to counter or tackle any of those existing threats, we are better prepared by this type of training.” While GDF and U.S. Forces have trained together for the past four years in similar training events, this year’s Exercise Fused Response was largest joint exercise of its kind in the Western hemisphere, involving approximately 200 GDF soldiers and 350 U.S. Forces from all branches of service. As the executing agent for Exercise Fused Response, Special Operations Command South works with special operations forces across the Caribbean, Central, and South America as part of its theater security cooperation program to establish and enhance partner nation capabilities. After a year of planning, members of the Guyanese Defense Force and U.S. military came together to train and improve their interoperability, tactics, and training techniques during Exercise Fused Response 2012, held March 1-9. The exercise’s lead planner, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Ron Ralls, explained that the goal of the training event was to develop a better understanding of how the two countries’ forces operate so they can share their practices and work together seamlessly. By Dialogo March 16, 2012 The intent of Fused Response, a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored exercise, was to build on the solid professional relationship between the two nations by improving military skills and practices to better respond to security challenges, such as transnational organized crime and illicit trafficking of humans, drugs, and other contraband. last_img read more

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first_imgA young boy gets training on ball controlskills from one of the Liverpool coaches UK based football team Liverpool FCspent time in South Africa, coachingyoung footballers.(Images: CONTACTS• Nicole JohnstonOxfam International+27 12 423 9900/9918+27 82 468 [email protected] Nosimilo RamelaExcitement swept through football-loving communities in South Africa recently when members of UK’s well-known Liverpool FC stopped off at a few sports grounds to give coaching and wellness workshops.The tour ran from 19 to 22 May and covered Gauteng and North West provinces. It was made possible through a partnership between Oxfam International and Fair Play for Africa.“We want to spread our Truth 4 Youth messages,” said Liverpool head of community coach Bill Bygroves, referring to the team’s strategy of using football to teach youngsters how to lead responsible and healthy lives.“The messages we use to teach are: show racism the red card, give bullying the boot, kick drugs into touch, shoot goals not guns, we is better than me, before you please think disease, health is wealth, knives are for eating not for fighting, more important than being a good footballer is being a good person, and you’ll never walk alone.”Bygroves was joined by four other Liverpool coaches. Some of them, like Michael Yates, are also former players for the team. “I’ve played with some of the greats, such as Michael Owen and Steven Gerrard,” said Yates, who became a junior Liverpool player at age eight.I was lucky enough to follow the UK delegation on its third and fourth day in South Africa, as it passed through Soweto and Randfontein, situated south and west of Johannesburg.My first stop was Meadowlands Zone 5 in Soweto, where I saw boys and girls dashing to the nearby stadium after school on Friday afternoon. With football boots in hand, they practised their best moves along the way and, once at the grounds, quickly changed into their kit and started warming up. They were clearly keen to make a good impression as they waited for the Liverpool stars to arrive.The Soweto Ladies Football Club was also there, eagerly anticipating the workshop. Coach Fikile Sithole gathered her team members and gave them a quick talk: “Remember to be disciplined. Take this opportunity to learn and share your skills and your experiences with Liverpool. They are here to learn from you as much as you are here today to learn from them.”Sithole is a former captain of South Africa’s national women’s football squad, which is nicknamed Banyana Banyana, meaning “the girls”.Her sporting career includes playing for Liverpool’s local development team at the tender age of 10, and playing for Swedish women’s club Oxaback Marc IF. But “I returned to South Africa to start rebuilding the Soweto ladies club, which was dying. There were only seven players left,” Sithole said.With the help of fellow coach Colleen Hans, manager Oupa Thebe and public relations officer Thanda Dlamini, she has now grown it into a squad of 32 players.Turning to her players, Sithole announced: “Liverpool is a few minutes away!” Shouts of joy and anticipation rung through the modest arena.After introducing themselves to the Meadowlands group, the coaches split players into different categories. Yates took a group of 10 girls and taught them different techniques, like how to control and protect the ball while also looking out for opponents. The participants listened attentively and practised each move carefully after the demonstration.“We are very honoured to have the team here – it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be trained by great coaches,” said Khethiwe Mlangeni from the Soweto Ladies Football Club. “We’ve wanted such an opportunity for a long time, so were grabbing it with both hands.”Yates said they were humbled by the overwhelming response from the players they worked with. “The children have been really enthusiastic and very receptive. Their skills are really good, and I was really impressed by the girl’s technical skills.”At the end of the workshop the coaches gave a talk on healthy living and protection against HIV/Aids. They later thanked the Soweto locals for hosting them and being so enthusiastic during the training. All players got free footballs and T-shirts, while the best performers of the day received autographed posters and official Liverpool football jerseys.‘Humbling’ visitThe UK team took time between coaching clinics to visit disadvantaged communities hard hit by HIV/Aids. One of the stops was in Orange Farm, just outside Johannesburg. “Being there and seeing such poverty was really humbling,” Bygroves said.In Orange Farm they also stopped at a hospice run by a woman called “Mama Rosy”, who cares for the terminally ill. “It was very moving and emotional to see how the community has pulled together to help give those who are sick the best care and comfort during their last days,” said Eddie Sullivan, Liverpool’s children’s coach.Bygroves, who is also the teams’ chaplain, prayed with patients and their families at the hospice, and the others handed out team caps and T-shirts before saying goodbye.“This is one of the memories I will take back with me, and it will stay with me forever,” said Yates.“For the young people here, playing football is more than just a fun sport – it’s an escape to a place they can go to, to leave all their hardships behind. Football brings joy and hope to the young people here. I admire how these youngsters can still laugh and play with us so freely and just let go of their circumstances for a while.”Giving xenophobia the bootOn Saturday the Liverpool team attended the Anti-Xenophobia Football Tournament at the Mohlakeng Stadium in Randfontein. This was held in recognition of the countrywide outbreak of xenophobic attacks in May 2008, which targeted migrants from Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe and elsewhere in Africa. Sixty-two people died in the violence.The Human Sciences Research Council later identified competition over scarce jobs and essential services, such as housing and healthcare, as the main cause of the attacks.“We organised this tournament to unite the community and promote social cohesion,” said Amir Sheikh, the public relations officer for the African Diaspora Forum. “We want people to live together without fear, and we saw football as an effective way of driving that message forward.”The Liverpool delegation was asked to guest-coach the eight teams involved, but they also had time to play against some of the youngsters there. “I found it difficult to play on this pitch, it’s quite bumpy,” said Yates. “The local boys played with such ease, though. That on its own is a testament to their technical skills”.Hundreds of community members supported the tournament and cheered the English visitors on as they demonstrated their ball-handling tactics.A taste of AfricaAfter the action on the pitch the coaches were treated to a spread of African cuisine and dancing by Rwandans, South Africans, Ghanaians, Zimbabweans, Nigerians, Mozambicans, Zambians and Ethiopians.The dancers invited the guests to join in and taught them a few simple moves. The locals clapped and whistled at the sight of the English swinging their limbs and jumping to the beat of African drums.After an elaborate African lunch, the Liverpool members listened and clapped along to a performance of local popular football songs and lively vuvuzela-trumpeting, and then taught the crowd some of their own war cries.Soon one of the team’s best-known anthems, You’ll never walk alone, filled the stadium as locals joined the guests in song.last_img read more

first_imgVeteran anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare was admitted to a hospital in Pune’s Shirur taluk on Tuesday after he complained of cold and a feeling of fatigue.The 82-year-old activist, who had been suffering from cold, cough and resultant tiredness since Monday, was taken from his residence in Ralegan Siddhi in Ahmednagar district and admitted to the Vedanta Criticare Multispecialty Hospital on the Pune-Ahmednagar highway.He was examined by a team of doctors there and later admitted. The doctors, whilst advising total rest, have said there is no cause for alarm.“It was a routine check-up. Doctors at the Vedanta Hospital have said there is no cause for worry and have advised him to take complete rest. Anna has been admitted as a precautionary measure,” said a close aide of Mr. Hazare, adding that the activist is likely to be discharged by Wednesday evening. Meanwhile, in an interview given to a vernacular daily, the activist censured the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for admitting ‘tainted’ leaders into their fold, stating that the party was risking being defamed if it continued this way.Mr. Hazare further urged the public, especially younger voters, to teach a lesson to parties that fielded candidates with tainted backgrounds.In July this year, the anti-corruption activist had hit out against the Narendra Modi-led BJP government at the Centre for passing amendments to the Right to Information Act, remarking that the government’s introduction of the regressive RTI Amendment Bill was akin to “deceiving the people of the country”.At the time, he had further said that while he no longer had the strength to lead new agitations, he would certainly participate in a demonstration against the weakening of the RTI Act if the youth and the general public took the lead.last_img read more

first_imgMOST READ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. New Zealand’s Joseph Parker celebrates his victory over Britain’s Hughie Fury after the WBO heavyweight title bout Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. Joseph Parker of New Zealand retained his WBO heavyweight title by beating Hughie Fury of Britain in a majority decision on Saturday. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)MANCHESTER, England — Joseph Parker prevented the Fury family from reclaiming a world heavyweight title by beating Hughie Fury by a majority decision on Saturday, with the judges rewarding the New Zealander’s attacking approach in an uneventful fight.Parker failed to land many clean punches but was never in danger against Fury, who came with a game plan of negating Parker’s power with his movement and foot speed and then counterattacking.ADVERTISEMENT E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Read Next Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LATEST STORIEScenter_img Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Hughie was attempting to match the achievement of his cousin, Tyson, who beat Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015 to win the WBA, WBO and IBF belts. Tyson was in Hughie’s corner at Manchester Arena and leapt into the ring after the fight was over, mobbing his cousin in an attempt to convince the judges.It didn’t work. The Fury camp said it will be appealing the result.“Disgusted to be honest,” Fury said. “They’ve ruined peoples’ lives tonight. I didn’t think the score was right. I thought I won the fight easy.”Fury, who lost for the first time in 21 professional fights, is the subject of an ongoing UK Anti-Doping investigation after low-level traces of the steroid nandrolone were found in samples given by him in February 2015. He has denied any wrongdoing and is challenging their findings, leaving him free to box.Parker described Fury’s wafted punches as a “pitter-patter” and said he wasn’t hurt once. Fury landed two uppercuts but lacked power with his punches. His awkward, evasive style didn’t make for an entertaining fight in the first sporting event at the arena since the bomb attack in May.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Trump’s comments on anthem, Curry resonate across sports Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa 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 Games Two judges scored the fight 118-110 in favor of Parker. The other judge scored it 114-114.“I felt I won, put on the pressure,” Parker said. “It was a close fight, but I felt I came out on top.”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 shutoutIt was the second successful defense of his belt, leaving Parker (24-0) to look ahead to a potential fight against WBA and IBF champion Anthony Joshua. Parker’s promoter, Dave Higgins, said the fight could be arranged for the summer of 2018 at a big stadium in Britain.“I don’t care who I fight next, everyone and anyone,” said Parker, who was fighting in the UK for the first time and plans for more fights here.last_img read more

first_imgTouch Football Australia CEO Steve Mitchell was on hand at Wests Tigers this week to present the Club with the maiden Women’s NRL Touch Football Premiership trophy.Wests Tigers were presented the award after taking out the award after winning the Grand Final 4-2 over the Brisbane Broncos back in July — a brilliant first season for the club in the brand new competition.While they didn’t end the year with silverware, Wests Tigers Men’s team also produced a brilliant year — going down in a heartbreaking extra time finish to close out the NRL Touch Football Premiership.–for the whole article click here (as originally posted on

first_imgMan Utd academy chief Parry hints at loan plans for young trioby Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United plan to let several players depart on loan in January.Angel Gomes, Tahith Chong, Brandon Williams and James Garner have all featured under manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in league and cup competitions.Their progress could stall with the arrival of new recruits and academy player performance manager Les Parry admits more outgoings are likely in January.”We’ll plan it out and we’ve identified four or five who might be going out in January. Obviously, our first-team manager has a say,” he said.“Angel, Tahith, and James could have gone out on loan but he wanted to keep them here and have a look at them on tour. So a decision will be made, no doubt, for January as well. Hopefully, all three will be in the first team and not going anywhere.“They’ve been presented with an opportunity and they’ve taken the opportunity so now a couple of them are regulars on the team sheet each week. We’ve had opportunities that have cropped up from nowhere. That’s football.“Hopefully, some of the lads out on loan now will also catch the eye as some have gone out with a perception of their ability and where they’ll end up but hopefully they’ll come back and people will say maybe we’ve got a little diamond.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgRonaldo Nazario believes becoming a majority shareholder in Real Valladolid has been a life-changing experience for himThe Brazil legend completed a reported €30m takeover of La Liga club Valladolid in September for 51% of the club’s shares.Discussing the purchase, Ronaldo revealed the difference it has made for his life by stating it’s given him a new purpose.“I was looking for something to do for two years,” Ronaldo revealed on Sky Sports.“I looked for a team to buy in Spain and England, and Valladolid was like a gift.“Not only is it a club with 90 years of history behind it, but it’s also a city with 300,000 inhabitants and is a place that breathes football and all this means it has huge potential.FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).“To be able to inspire people is better than to score a hat-trick against Barcelona. I found exactly what I wanted and I have got a lot to give them too.”The former Real Madrid striker also confirmed reports that he had contacted his old club in regards to signing fellow Brazilian Vinicius Junior on loan.“I’ve asked Florentino Perez if we can have him, but I think it might be difficult!” said Ronaldo.The 42-year-old previously enjoyed a stunning playing career with the likes of Barcelona, Inter Milan, Real and AC Milan before retiring in 2011.O Fenômeno (The Phenomenon) won the FIFA World Player of the Year award three times along with the Ballon d’Or twice.last_img read more