Gardai appeal for witnesses to robbery at Bookmakers in Patrickswell

first_img Previous articleEight players added to Munster Academy for coming seasonNext articleLimerick gardai renew appeal for missing Tipperary teen Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email TAGSAn Garda SíochánaCrimeGardarobbery Print Twitter Woman arrested and €72,000 seized in Westbury Linkedin Gardaí step up operations to tackle Limerick dognappers Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Advertisement NewsCrime & CourtGardai appeal for witnesses to robbery at Bookmakers in PatrickswellBy Staff Reporter – July 16, 2018 2198 Gardaí across Ireland take on viral dance challenge Rape Crisis welcomes publication of O’Malley report Students warned of rental scams in Limerick GARDAÍ are appealing for witnesses in relation to a robbery at a bookmaker’s in Patrickswell, Co.Limerick which occurred on the 15th July 2018 at approximately 6:30pm.Three masked men entered the premises armed with a suspected firearm and two axes where they threatened staff, demanded cash and left the scene with a sum of money. A fourth man waited outside the premises in a blue car which is believed to be an Audi A3, partial reg 141 G.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Gardaí appealing for anyone with information or who may have seen this car to contact Roxboro Road Garda Station on 061- 214340, The Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111 or any Garda Station. Warrants yield €1.2 million worth of drugs for Limerick Gardaílast_img read more

Majority of working parents are not using flexible working rights

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Majority of working parents are not using flexible working rightsOn 23 Sep 2003 in Personnel Today Only a tiny fraction of staff have made a request to work flexibly sinceregulations aimed at helping working parents were introduced nearly six monthsago. New research reveals that less than 1 in 1,300 employees have made arequest, despite around one in seven of the working population being eligibleto apply. Under the Employment Act, which came into force in April, working parentswith children under the age of six or disabled children under the age of 18have the right to request flexible working arrangements. The survey of 25 organisations employing more than 125,000 people by lawfirm KLegal found that less than half had received any flexible working requestsat all since April, and had only received 97 requests in total. Commenting on the findings, Colina Greenway, director in people services atKLegal, said: “These findings are a surprise, given all the evidencepointing to a desire among employees to work more flexibly. “It could be that workers are still simply not aware of their rights,or that they would rather not be the first to request a change,” sheadded. “Some could be worried that applying might jeopardise their jobsecurity, even though the law says it shouldn’t.” Around 30 per cent of the requests were made by men, and around 40 per centof requests were granted by the employer without any modifications. Almost all of the companies polled considered the burden of introducingflexible working to have been negligible or insignificant. Perhaps this is notsurprising, given the low number of requests received. Weblink www.klegal.co.uk Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Guyana beat rivals Suriname, French Guiana to capture Cup of the Guianas tennis

first_imgHISTORY was made over the past weekend as a strong Guyana Junior tennis team was able to finally turn the tables on rivals Suriname and French Guiana in their annual meet.It was a decisive win for the Guyanese tennis team who played with passion and a high degree of discipline, as they overcame all odds and were finally able to win the Inter- Country competition for the first time in over 10 years of competition.Now rebranded as the Cup of the Guianas (formerly Inter-Guiana Games), the tournament attracted top junior players from Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana, who competed in the Under- 12, Under 14 and Under -18 categories.A total of 56 matches were played over three days that included singles and doubles matches, at the GBTI Recreational Centre and the Harry Panday court. It was an event which was thoroughly entertaining as it was competitive.Guyana was dominant this year as they copped an unprecedented five (5) gold medals and one (1) silver in the six categories, with Suriname coming in second (5 silver and 1 bronze) while French Guiana took third (1 gold and 5 bronze). In the final tally Guyana placed first with 29 matches, Suriname 16 matches and 9 matches to French Guiana.Outstanding performances at the tournament came from Jeremiah Kalekyezi and Vadeanand Resaul winning all 6 matches in the Under 14 category. Afruica Gentle and Kalyca Fraser also secured all wins in the Girls 18.The outstanding players for French Guiana were Sael Geer and Julien Gaillot in the under 18 boys, who won gold for their country. For Suriname, the Under 14 boys, Yannick Issa and Shane Hermelijin secured the most win for their country.The Guyana team which benefited immensely from being able to train at the GBTI Tennis Courts over the last two months, was a well-oiled unit and was finally able to turn the tables in 2017.Special credit also has to go to coaches Shelly Ramdyhan and Leyland Leacock, and all the other tennis coaches who assisted in their preparation.The Guyana Tennis Association, sponsors, parents and friends of tennis were also instrumental in making the achievement possible through their hard work and dedication.Home court advantage brought additional excitement to the Guyanese team as vocal supporters were able to `egg on’ the players to higher levels and win some very competitive matches.Sponsors for the event included, Demerara Distillers Limited, Desinco, Star Party Rental, Massay, De Sinco, Guyana Olympic Association, National Sports Commission, Assuria, Banks DIH, Mae’s School, GBTI, RKV Persaud Land Surveying Services, Sheltez Tennis Club, Harry Panday, Rorima Tennis Club, Non-Pariel Tennis Club and Le Ressouvenir Tennis Club.The next Cup of the Guianas tournament will be held in Suriname in 2018.last_img

Richter scores hat trick to help Nitros even KIJHL Final against Wranglers

first_imgThe series now shifts to the Central BC Interior for Games three and four, Tuesday and Wednesday in 100 Mile House.Despite being outshot 30-22 in the game, it was the host squad that struck for two first period goals by Richter to open a 2-0 lead.The teams exchanged second period goals — Justin Bond cutting the lead to 2-1 with a power play goals 55 seconds into the frame before Richter scored this third of the game three minutes later.In the third 100 Mile House pushed to get back into the game, out shooting the Dynamiters 12-4 in the period.However, Allstar netminder Tyson Brouwer was solid between the pipes, stopping all 12 shots before Tanner Witt scored Kimberley’s fourth goal into an empty net.Witt and Korbyn each finished the game with two points for Kimberley.The win was the 13th of the playoff run for Brouwer against three losses.Kimberley needs to win at least one game in 100 Mile House to guarantee the series returns to the Bavarian City for Game six (Saturday) and, if necessary, seven (Sunday). Not so fast 100 Mile House Wranglers.The defending Kootenay International Junior Hockey League champs are not willing to let their title go without a fight.Jason Richter scored a natural hat trick to power the Nitros to a 4-1 decision over the 100 Mile House Wranglers Sunday in KIJHL Finals action in Kimberley.The victory evens the best-of-seven series a 1-1.100 Mile House struck first in the series, edging Kimberley 2-1 Saturday.last_img read more

Neymar could finally make PSG debut on Sunday

first_imgMOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brazilian soccer star Neymar speaks during a press conference in Paris Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. Neymar arrived in Paris on Friday the day after he became the most expensive player in soccer history when completing his blockbuster transfer to Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona for 222 million euros ($262 million).(AP Photo/Michel Euler)PARIS — Neymar is expected to make his much-awaited debut for Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday in the small Brittany town of Guingamp after French football authorities finally received his international transfer certificate.The French Football Federation received the document from its Spanish counterpart on Friday, more than a week after PSG signed the Brazilian from Barcelona.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The French football league then told The Associated Press the ITC was submitted by the federation, and Neymar’s transfer would be ratified later Friday, clearing the way for him to play at Guingamp on Sunday.The hold-up prevented Neymar from making his PSG debut last Saturday against Amiens after completing his world-record 222 million euros ($262 million) transfer.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 shutoutPSG wanted Neymar to start the season at its Parc des Princes home but his debut was delayed because of the paperwork issues. Neymar was unveiled to the PSG fans on Saturday but could only watch from the stands as his new team started its league campaign with a 2-0 win.Barcelona said there was nothing strange about the situation and the wait was due to the banks. Just a few hours before the French federation said it had received the ITC, the 222 million euros was made available in Barcelona’s accounts. LATEST STORIES Kevin Durant apologizes for India comments UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s weddingcenter_img LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:13Neymar: ‘I couldn’t look at a football’ after the World Cup01:37Protesters 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 SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Barcelona denied speculation that slowed down the process in retaliation for PSG luring one of its biggest stars out of the Camp Nou. Barcelona said it had been waiting on the banks to complete the transaction for the massive amount of money.PSG coach Unai Emery has yet to announce his squad for the trip to Guingamp, but wants Neymar to be playing.“We all want him to start playing,” Emery told a news conference on Friday. “We want him in the squad, and in the starting 11. He has trained well, and we have also worked on tactical aspects and set-pieces. He is ready.”ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimeslast_img read more

French Open: Naomi Osaka, Serena Williams knocked out after 3rd round losses

first_imgThis was one deficit too big to overcome for Naomi Osaka, whose Grand Slam winning streak is over.The No. 1-ranked Osaka couldn’t muster a comeback after falling way behind yet again at the French Open, losing 6-4, 6-2 in the third round to No. 42 Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic on Saturday.Also, later in the day Serena Williams also suffered a surprise 6-2 7-5 defeat by compatriot Sofia Kenin in the third round of the French Open.Williams, a 23-times Grand Slam singles champion, has finished runner-up at two of the last three majors but has been unable to add to her tally since returning to the sport following the birth of her first child in 2017.Kenin, 20, who reached the last 16 at Roland Garros for the first time, will now face Australian eighth seed Ashleigh Barty.”I just feel like there has been a weight on me, kind of,” said Osaka, who was seeded No. 1 at a major tournament for the first time.She had won her past 16 matches at majors, allowing her to lift the trophies at the U.S. Open last September and Australian Open in January. That run also included two victories at Roland Garros after trailing by a set and a break each time.”I could see,” Siniakova said, “that she’s not so confident like she was.”First win over a World No.1. First time into the R16 at a Slam. @K_Siniakova | #RG19 pic.twitter.com/vgAnzJ2x5eRoland-Garros (@rolandgarros) June 1, 2019Osaka tired and was dealing with a headacheadvertisementBut Osaka said Saturday that she felt tired and was dealing with a headache.Her mounting mistakes just kept accumulating against Siniakova, who never had reached the fourth round in singles in 18 previous Slam appearances. She is better known for her doubles success, winning championships at the French Open and Wimbledon last year and topping the rankings.She is the first woman ranked No. 1 in doubles to defeat the singles No. 1 in more than 30 years, according to the WTA: The last occasion was when Martina Navratilova beat Steffi Graf at the 1987 U.S. Open.”I mean, it’s incredible. It’s amazing. It’s the thing I couldn’t believe,” said Siniakova, who will face 2017 U.S. Open runner-up Madison Keys next. “It was my best tennis.”It decidedly was not Osaka’s, who quickly gathered her things and headed to the Court Suzanne Lenglen locker room when the lopsided match was finished.She wound up with a hard-to-believe 38 unforced errors; Siniakova made only 13.And Osaka, so good lately at the biggest moments on her sport’s biggest stages, wasn’t able to come up with the goods on the hottest day of the tournament so far, with the temperature topping 80 degrees (approaching 30 Celsius).One key statistic: Osaka compiled seven break points in the first set but failed to convert a single one. She was 0 for 4 on break chances when Siniakova served out that set, then never managed to earn one in the second.Clay has never been Osaka’s best surface. Her power game is served better by the speed of hard courts, in particular. That’s why she still has not made it to the round of 16 at the French Open.Was overthinking the Calendar Slam: OsakaThe first tennis player from Japan to be ranked No. 1 thought she was better suited to contend this time and spoke about eyeing a third consecutive major title – and moving halfway to a true Grand Slam.”It’s weird, but I think me losing is probably the best thing that could have happened. I think I was overthinking this calendar Slam. For me, this is something that I have wanted to do forever,” Osaka said.”But I think I have to think about it like: If it was that easy, everyone would have done it. I just have to keep training hard and put myself in a position again to do it, hopefully.”After going just 9-11 on clay over her career until this season, she was 9-1 in 2019 until Saturday’s setback.The loss ends Osaka’s run of 16 straight wins in Grand Slam tournaments, which included titles at the U.S. Open and Australian Open.Osaka’s exit, a day after No. 2 Karolina Pliskova lost, leaves defending champion Simona Halep, at No. 3, as the highest-seeded woman remaining. Halep needed only 55 minutes to get to the fourth round with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over No. 27 Lesia Tsurenko.Keys, a semifinalist in Paris a year ago, advanced by beating qualifier Anna Blinkova 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-4.Also Read | French Open: Djokovic eases into fourth round with straight-set winAlso See:advertisementlast_img read more

Ecofriendly cottages to come up in tourist hotspots of N Bengal

first_imgDarjeeling: Tourism in North Bengal is all set to receive a further boost with new accommodations coming up in the form of eco-friendly cottages in tourist hotspots.The state Tourism department, in collaboration with the Parks & Gardens Wing (North) of the state Forest department will be constructing these cottages at Gajoldoba, Tiger Hill and Tonglu. “15 cottages will come up at Bhorer Alo of Gajoldoba, with 5 cottages at Tiger Hill and 5 cottages at Tonglu. We will try to finish the cottages by Durga Puja this year,” said Anjan Guha, the divisional forest officer of the P&G Wing (North). Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersDetailed Project Reports of the projects have already been submitted to the Tourism department. The project is pegged at Rs 11 crore. Rs 6 crore will be spent for the cottages at Tonglu and Tiger Hill, while the 15 cottages at Bhorer Alo will be built at a cost of Rs 5 crore. Bhorer Alo, located at Gajoldoba in the Jalpaiguri district is located at a distance of 15 km from Siliguri town. Spread across a sprawling 210 acre area, Bhorer Alo is a dream project of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaUpon completion, the project will boast of a budget hotel, 2-star category hotels and a high-end hotel, along with a 9 hole golf course spread across 60 acres of land. Tourists will also be able to enjoy cycling, boating and camping facilities. It will also have a trekking route through Saraswati Tea Estate to the Bengal Safari. Work is on by the Forest department for developing the route. The project also includes a jungle safari, sunset point, orchid park, bird park and an amphitheatre. The cottages will not be constructed out of concrete. They will be made of wood and will have double occupancy, with all modern amenities on offer. Tiger Hill, a famous sunrise point, is located 11 km from Darjeeling town. An old British bungalow at the location that had been burnt down during the violent agitation of the 1980s is currently under renovation. The new cottages will come up surrounding the British cottage. At Tonglu, two separate dormitories for men and women will be there. Each dormitory will have a ten bed facility. Tonglu is located on the world famous trekking trail to Sandakphu- the highest point of the state at an altitude of 12,000 ft.last_img read more

No date set for TrumpXi summit trade parleys on White House

first_imgWashington DC: No date has been set yet for a summit meeting between US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, the White House said on Monday noting that the trade negotiations between the two countries still continues. “In terms of whether or not we have a date set, not yet. We’re continuing the negotiations with China.” “When we have an announcement for the two leaders to sit down, we’ll certainly let you know,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters at her news conference. Also Read – Imran Khan arrives in China, to meet Prez Xi JinpingShe was responding to questions on reports that a summit meeting at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in the US state of Florida has been put off as China considers the US President as “unreliable” in view of him walking away from talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Sanders ridiculed such a view. “I would say that’s absurd. The President is going to make a deal if it’s a good deal. He’s going to make a deal if it’s in the best interest of America. If he doesn’t feel like it’s a good deal, it’s not worth just signing a piece of paper,” Sanders Also Read – US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over abuses in Xinjiangsaid. She argued that the President didn’t feel like what was on the table was enough. “The President is 100 per cent committed to denuclearization of the Peninsula, and he’s going to make sure that whatever we do furthers that process.” “We’ll see what happens with North Korea, the same way we’re going to see what happens in the negotiations with China. They’re ongoing,” she said. Trump is going to make sure whatever deal the US gets is in its best interest — that it’s fair and reciprocal trade; that it protects intellectual property; and that it actually has safeguards to make sure that the Chinese follow through with whatever commitments that they make, Sanders said. The two leaders will sit down for talks only when the negotiations are complete, she asserted.last_img read more

Shatrughan stirs controversy over Jinnah remarks

first_imgChhindwara (Madhya Pradesh): Actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha has stirred a controversy by saying that Pakistan founder Mohammed Ali Jinnah was among the leaders of the Congress “family” who had the “biggest” role in India’s Independence and progress, evoking sharp attack from the BJP. Addressing a public rally in support of Congress candidate and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath’s son Nakul Nath on Friday in Sausar, Sinha said Congress “family” belongs to leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel, Jinnah, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, and Rahul Gandhi who played the “biggest and the most significant role” in India’s progress and Independence. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework “This is the reason why I have come here. I have joined the Congress for the first and last time and will not turn back now,” said Sinha, who recently joined the Congress after quitting the BJP. Sinha made the remarks in presence of Kamal Nath, who despite sharing the same stage, said on Saturday that he did not hear any such thing. “I did not hear any such comment. If you are saying then he must have said it but I did not hear it… I must have been talking to other people at that time,” the Chief Minister said as the controversy erupted. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygen BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday raked up the issue while addressing a rally in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj Lok Sabha constituency and slammed Sinha for praising Jinnah. “Shatrughan Sinha has just gone to the Congress. Now he says that Jinnah was also a great man like Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel. The Congress leaders are praising Jinnah, who has divided the country. It is their character,” Shah said. Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram, when asked about the issue at a press conference, said it was for Sinha to explain. “Shatrughan Sinha, whatever his views are, he must explain. But a few days ago, he was part of the BJP… I don’t have to explain the statement of every member. I can only speak for party’s official position,” he said. Sinha is contesting the Lok Sabha elections as a Congress candidate from the Patna Sahib constituency where he is pitted against Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.last_img read more

Gallery Mens Hockey vs Michigan State

Members of the men’s hockey team huddle up prior to the start of game one during Ohio State’s hockey game vs. Michigan State on March 1. Ohio State won 5-1. Credit: Nick Hudak | For The Lantern The Ohio State Men’s Ice Hockey team took on Michigan State on March 1 and March 2 at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus. Ohio State won game one 5-1 but lost game two 3-2. Photos by Nick Hudak and Casey Cascaldo.