Weapon found in murder investigation

first_imgTwitter NewsLocal NewsWeapon found in murder investigationBy admin – April 15, 2009 487 Previous articleThird person detained in murder investigationNext articleJet makes emergency landing at Shannon admin Linkedin Email WhatsAppcenter_img A rifle and parts of another gunhave been discovered during the ongoing Roy Collins murder probe. Two men and a woman  remain in custody in relation to the murder of the 35-year-old father of two. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Hundreds of people in Limerick have signed books of condolence amid calls for an end to the killings in the city. Facebook Print Advertisementlast_img read more

Oldest living US veteran celebrates 111th birthday with special flyover

first_imgCourtesy of The National WWII MuseumBY: ZOE MOORE, ABC News(NEW ORLEANS) — The oldest known living U.S. veteran of World War II celebrated his 111th birthday in style thanks to the National WWII Museum.New Orleans native Lawrence Brooks served in the predominantly African-American 91st Engineer Battalion, which was stationed in New Guinea and then the Philippines during World War II. He turned 111 on Sept. 12.The National WWII Museum has hosted birthday celebrations for Brooks on its campus for the past five years and didn’t want this year to be any different. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the museum decided to organize a socially-distant birthday celebration.“It is such an honor to have the oldest living U.S. veteran of World War II living so close to our institution, and it was meaningful for us to continue to celebrate Lawrence Brooks and his incredible life in a safe manner this year,” Amber Mitchell, assistant director of public engagement at The National WWII Museum, said in a press release.The veteran and his family celebrated from their porch as the museum’s vocal trio, The Victory Belles, performed and the Aeroshell Aerobatic Team and The Big Easy Wing demonstrated military plane flyovers.Brooks was also given cake and close to 10,000 birthday cards that were collected as part of a national card drive, according to the museum.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Biden victorious in South Carolina Democratic Primary

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Democratic presidential candidate former vice president Joe Biden talks to South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg during a break at the Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Joe Biden has scored a resounding victory in South Carolina’s Democratic primary thanks to a wave of African American support.Biden’s win could force his moderate rivals out of the race and blunt the rise of progressive leader Bernie Sanders.Shortly after Biden’s victory was declared, fellow Democratic hopeful Tom Steyer announced he was dropping out of the race.Biden’s top finish came in a do-or-die campaign that followed three underwhelming performances for the former vice president.Next comes “Super Tuesday” when Democrats in 14 states go to the polls.Biden hopes he’s now got momentum for those contests, which offer enough delegates to put the nomination clearly in one candidate’s favor. Biden victorious in South Carolina Democratic Primary IndianaLocalMichiganNationalNews Twitter Facebook Google+ Google+ By Associated Press – March 1, 2020 1 243 Previous articlePresident Trump announces additional travel alerts in response to Coronavirus spreadNext articleInvestigation into activity involving prescription medications underway inside 911 dispatch center Associated PressNews from the Associated Press and its network of reporters and publications.last_img read more

Tix Now Available to See Bobby Steggert & More in Anna Ziegler’s Boy

first_img Related Shows Boy Show Closed This production ended its run on April 9, 2016 Tickets are now on sale to see Bobby Steggert and more in the world premiere of Anna Ziegler’s Boy. Directed by Linsay Firman, the Keen Company’s off-Broadway production will play a limited engagement February 23 through April 9. Opening night is set for March 10 at the Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row.Inspired by a true story, Boy explores the tricky terrain of finding love amidst the confusion of sexual identity, and the inextricable bond between a doctor and patient. In the 1960s, a well-intentioned doctor convinces the parents of a male infant to raise their son as a girl after a terrible accident. Two decades later, the repercussions of that choice continue to unfold. A story of the blinding power of love and the complicated mystery of one’s perception of self, Boy calls into question how we become who we are.Joining Steggert (Ragtime, Mothers & Sons) in the cast will be Heidi Armbruster (Time Stands Still, Disgraced), Ted Koch (Pillowman, Death of a Salesman, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), Paul Niebanck (A Walk in The Woods, Barbecue) and Rebecca Rittenhouse (Commons of Pensacola, Blood & Oil).The production will feature set design by Sandra Goldmark, costumes by Sydney Maresca, lighting by Nick Francone, sound by Shane Rettig and props by Ricola Wille.center_img ‘Boy'(Photo by Zach DeZon) View Commentslast_img read more

The Loftus Road lions who suddenly turn into lambs

first_imgAs John Terry resumed the role of pantomime villain, his heroic team-mates had a right old knees-up.With the ‘Enfant Terryble’ headlines ready to roll off the presses, the 10 men of Chelsea stood strong to pull off a remarkable result – 2-2, even Torres scored.I’m not exactly Chelsea’s number one fan but few could deny them their place in the Champions League final after an astonishing backs-to-the-wall performance at the Nou Camp.“Next up for Terry is the visit of those friendly neighbourhood rivals QPR to Stamford Bridge.”In all honesty, I’m not over-keen on Barcelona either. Yes, when they’re good, they’re very, very good, but when things aren’t going exactly how they want them to, the toys come flying out of the pram at the injustice of it all.At one stage I was half-expecting Lionel Messi to scream “It’s not fair!” before tucking the ball under his arm and announce that he was going home.So much for the El Clasico final – and once Real Madrid’s hopes came down to a penalty shoot-out against the Germans, Jose Mourinho had about as much chance of meeting up with his old Stamford Bridge muckers as Terry has of playing at the Allianz Arena.Although if you believe what you read, he could still be allowed to lift the trophy if Chelsea win next month – which is akin to sending a team of mountaineers to climb Everest before getting a helicopter to drop you off at the summit to plant the flag.The skipper was less Captain Fantastic and more Captain Caveman as he inexplicably slammed his knee into Alexis Sanchez’s back.When he was first interviewed, Terry tried to give the following explanation: “The player checked his run and piled into the back of me. He put his weight on the back foot, so that’s why my knee went up.”As excuses go, that’s right up there with: “My dog ate the homework.”He continued to protest his innocence, saying: “I would not deliberately striker another player – that would be madness.”Actually, seven blokes strolling down the street locked together while singing One Step Beyond – that would be Madness.Once he had seen the footage, an ashen-faced Terry fessed up to his crime and said: “It does look bad on the replay, but I’m not that type of player to intentionally hurt anyone.“I raised my knee which maybe I shouldn’t have done in hindsight, but hopefully the people out there who know me, know I’m not that kind of player.”Course we do, John.Sky pundit Gary Neville summed up the whole sorry affair with this wonderful piece of insight: “When you go to knee somebody in the back for no reason, you’re asking for trouble.”A few minutes later, following Ramires’ fantastic goal, Neville added: “I can’t tell you how good that finish is.” So he didn’t.Next up for Terry is the visit of those friendly neighbourhood rivals QPR to Stamford Bridge, where of course there’s no chance the visiting fans will remind him that he won’t be playing in the Champions League final.In fact, the song suggestions are coming thick and fast on the assorted QPR forums, but of the 264 offerings so far, only this one – to the tune of the Okey-Cokey – is suitable for a family website:“Ohhhh, you won’t play in Munich“Ohhhh, you won’t play in Munich“Ohhhh, you won’t play in Munich“Kneed him, sent off – ha ha ha!”Naturally, Rangers won’t win on Sunday because the Lions of Loftus Road turn into lambs as soon as they set foot outside the Uxbridge Road.While Chelsea will undoubtedly rest some of the stars who brought home the bacon on Tuesday, Rangers will be without their most influential player after Adel Taarabt was shown the club’s eighth red card of the season in the win over Spurs.The Moroccan got the winner – this time with a sweetly-struck 30-yard free-kick – despite Harry Redknapp’s insistence that Brad Friedel “has not had a save to make in all honesty”.The rare glimpse of sunlight in west London was put forward as an excuse for “unsighting” Friedel, although it was still not warm enough for Taarabt to remove his gloves. He’s like the polar opposite of those women in Sloane Square who insist on wearing sunglasses in January.The fight for Premier League survival is tighter than the duck’s proverbial, with Bolton the latest to pick up the baton with a shock win at Villa Park to drag Alex McLeish’s side right into the dogfight.All of which means there’s now five clubs’ remaining fixtures for fans to pore over as they take on the role of amateur soothsayers trying to predict who will avoid the dreaded drop.After much soul-searching and brain-aching, I’ve decided to take on board the wise words of a Mr Ted Hendrix on the Loft For Words messagaboard: “You’re all gonna permutate yourselves to death if you’re not careful.”Fulham unwittingly did QPR a favour by seeing off in-form Wigan last weekend as Pavel Pogrebnyak got on the scoresheet again. I knew it had been a while because after perfecting the spelling of his name a few weeks back I had to look it up again while writing this.Apart from the odd 6-0 thrashing of their neighbours here and a dodgy decision at Old Trafford there, I haven’t written that much about Martin Jol’s side this season – mainly because on the whole they have been steady, with no danger of going down or finishing in the top four.Although at this point in time I’d happily write a 10,000 word essay on Fulham’s exciting battle to avoid the drop, while demoting mid-table QPR to a paragraph at the bottom.Brentford’s play-off charge has also spluttered to a halt in the last couple of weeks, with a pair of goalless draws followed by defeat at Stevenage, whose on-loan striker Patrick Agyemang declared: “If I can start scoring we’ll make the play-offs.” Good luck with that.Which brings us nicely to a gag in a Rod Liddle column on the back of Sky Sports reporter Geoff Shreeves cheerily breaking the news to a startled Branislav Ivanovic that a booking against Barcelona had ruled him out of the Champions League final.Liddle wrote: “As a result there are now lots of Geoff Shreeves jokes doing the rounds. My favourite is this: ‘So, Shaun Wright-Phillips – great goal today but tell me, what does it feel like to be adopted?”A cracker I’m sure you’ll agree…Shaun Wright-Phillips scoring? Pull the other one.Follow Chris on TwitterClick here for Friday’s Chelsea quizClick here for Friday’s QPR quizlast_img read more

You Have Nothing to Fear But

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now My life has been filled with terrible misfortunes–most of which never happened.–Mark TwainYour mind has an amazing ability to conjure up “terrible misfortunes.”You had an excellent first sales call with your dream client. You agreed on the next steps that would advance the opportunity for you and move your dream client closer to their goal. But you received an email canceling the meeting, asking you if you could reschedule in a few weeks.The first thing your mind conjures up is that your dream client is no longer interested. You’ve lost the opportunity. Someone persuaded her not to move forward. It’s over.It’s just as likely that your dream client got busy. It’s likely that some urgency in her world needs her attention, and as much as she’d like to move forward, something else is commanding her attention right now.Try this one. Have you ever had a client that took days to reply to your email? How about a client that didn’t reply to a text message … at all? Doesn’t your mind automatically conjure up the worst possible explanation as to why your dream client has responded?How You Respond to the Fear You Made UpHow you respond to events like these can be very different based on what you believe. If you believe the worse, you may overreact. I’ve had salespeople leave me the worst messages when I’ve struggled to return their calls during the process. The worst response ever sounded like this, “You haven’t returned my calls or emails, so I am going to assume you aren’t interested. I won’t call or email anymore.” (see the problem with ultimatums) In this salesperson’s mind, my inability to return their call and emails meant I was avoiding them, that I wasn’t interested, and that there was no opportunity. The reality was something different.I have a client with a complicated life. When he doesn’t reply to a call, a message, or a text, it simply means he is busy with his complicated life. It doesn’t mean he doesn’t really want to take your call, respond to your email, or reply to your text. But it’s disconcerting to everyone, until they learn it means nothing.It’s All YouThere is a certain arrogance to believe your dream client is thinking about you at all. Most of the time, you don’t even cross their mind. Instead of assuming the worst, assume that that your dream client’s best intentions were derailed by some urgency and act accordingly.QuestionsWhat kind of stories do you tell yourself that have no real basis in fact?What do assume the worst outcome?Why don’t we assume things are going to go our way?Most of the time, is your fear proven wrong?last_img read more

Denzel Bowles powers Painters past skidding Fuel Masters

first_imgCatholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too LATEST STORIES Fortunately for the Painters, the Fuel Masters also played sloppy with 23 turnovers that led to 26 turnover points by Rain or Shine.Rain or Shine was behind 75-68 with 8:16 to play after Matthew Wright’s triple before the Elasto Painters chipped away at the deficit thanks to a 12-2 run in the final three minutes.Bowles gave Rain or Shine an 82-80 lead on a three-point play then, drilled the dagger of a floater with 50.2 seconds remaining to set the final count.James Yap, who left the game early in the third quarter due to a groin injury, finished with 15 points while rookie Javee Mocon made his presence felt with a 15-point, 10-rebound double-double.Richard Howell led the Fuel Masters with 27 points and 11 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO CITY—Rain or Shine captured its second straight win after gutting out an 89-82 win over Phoenix in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Sunday at Ynares Center here.The Elasto Painters evened their record to 2-2 and in the process sent the undermanned Fuel Masters to their third consecutive loss and a 1-3 slate.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Vic Manuel plays extended minutes, gives Aces big liftcenter_img Denzel Bowles lit up with 28 points, including 16 in the fourth quarter, for Rain or Shine. He also grabbed 14 rebounds.Despite the win, Rain or Shine head coach Caloy Garcia wasn’t happy with how his team performed especially with his players turning the ball over 22 times and allowing Phoenix to score 25 points off of it.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“We looked bad, technically I felt that we didn’t deserve this win,” said Garcia. “It’s good that Denzel was able to give us this win, he didn’t want to lose. That’s the kind of character from an import that you want.”“The nice thing is we didn’t stop playing defense, but I think it’s our offense that suffered today.” View comments Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Phoenix played without head coach Louie Alas who served the second of his two-game suspension while forward Calvin Abueva is still serving his indefinite suspension.Both Abueva and Alas were slapped with infractions for their involvement during the brawl between Phoenix and TNT on June 2.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more