Warning that new city feud could lead to murder

first_imgA NEW feud in the Ballinacurra Weston area of Limerick could result in serious injury, or the loss of life through murder.That is according to gardai who “stressed” that a new violent dispute has escalated in recent weeks, as shots have been fired, acts of arson, criminal damage and serious assaults have occurred.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Detectives have warned that more incidents could follow, and threats could be “made good” if the situation is not brought under control.The comments of Det Garda Pat Whelan and Garda Garry Laide came as they opposed the bail applications of two men arrested in Roscrea and Limerick on January 5 last.Judge Tom O’Donnell heard Garda Laide state that the feud that has escalated in the last three to four weeks in the city could result in murder.Limerick District Court was stunned to silence as it heard that it was of a serious nature with many parties involved.Garda Laide gave evidence during the bail application of two men charged in connection with a serious assault in the area, where it is alleged, that four men, two carrying knives, alighted from a car and stabbed several times and assaulted a man in his 20s.Gardai told the court that they were objecting to the bail applications of the two as they feared witness intimidation, that further serious assaults or acts of crime would be committed.One man, a potential witness, who had attended the courthouse during the proceedings, told gardai that he would not stay in the area of Merchants Quay, as he alleged that he was in fear for his life after being threatened to withdraw statements he made to gardai.These statements, the court was told by gardai, form a major part of the case being brought by the State.A woman in her 40s was arrested after it was alleged she threatened to kill a potential witness linked to the this new and bitter feud.Gardai say that their investigations are ongoing. WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Linkedin NewsLocal NewsWarning that new city feud could lead to murderBy admin – January 12, 2011 538 center_img Email Advertisement Print Previous articleSection of Golf Links Road to closeNext articleMatt Cooper in Limerick tomorrow night adminlast_img read more

David Simon and Pam Grier among 2016 W.E.B. Du Bois Medalists

first_imgPam Grier and Jessye Norman are among those who will be honored at the fourth annual Hutchins Center Honors. They, along with the 1966 Texas Western Miners Men’s Basketball Team, the first all-black starting lineup to win an NCAA national championship, and others will be honored with the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal. The Hutchins Center Honors, presented by the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University, will take place on Oct. 6 at 4 p.m. in Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, 45 Quincy St., Cambridge, Mass.The medal honors those who have made significant contributions to African and African American history and culture, and more broadly individuals who advocate for intercultural understanding and human rights in an increasingly global and interconnected world.Henry Louis Gates Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and director of the Hutchins Center, said, “The Hutchins Center is driven by the guiding spirit of W.E.B. Du Bois, Harvard’s first black Ph.D., who gave us so many gifts, but chief among them were his spirit of inquiry and his illumination of hidden histories and achievements, both of individuals and groups. This year’s medalists exemplify the Du Boisian sense of curiosity and revelation.”Glenn H. Hutchins, co-founder and managing director of the private equity firm Silver Lake and the chairman of the National Advisory Board of the Hutchins Center, said, “The study of the history of people of color—as well as their inclusion today—is central, not peripheral, to Harvard’s mission. No place engages in this pursuit more broadly, deeply, or rigorously than the Hutchins Center. This year’s Hutchins Center Honors recognizes and celebrates transcendent contributions to this endeavor across disciplines, arenas, purposes and decades.”The 2016 W.E.B. Du Bois Medal recipients are:Ursula M. Burns, chairman and chief executive officer of Xerox Corporation.David L. Evans, Senior Admissions Officer, Harvard University.Pam Grier, actor and activist.Lana “MC Lyte” Moorer, hiphop artist and activist.The 1966 Texas Western Miners Men’s Basketball Team, represented by players David Lattin and Willie Worsley.Jessye Norman, opera soprano and recitalist.David Simon, writer and producer.The Hutchins Center includes the W.E.B. Du Bois Research Institute; the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art; the Hiphop Archive & Research Institute; the Afro-Latin American Research Institute; the Project on Race & Cumulative Adversity; the Project on Race & Gender in Science & Medicine; the History Design Studio; the Image of the Black Archive & Library; the Jazz Research Initiative; and two publications, Transition and the Du Bois Review.last_img read more

Rachael Wong – Abortion won’t stop violence

first_imgThe Australian August 2019Family First Comment: “How does abortion help a woman experiencing domestic violence? Spoiler alert: it doesn’t…It is deeply disturbing that abortion is being framed as a solution for women who are experiencing domestic violence. When a woman is violently attacked while walking alone at night, those who suggest that women should take more care not to put themselves in dangerous situations are rightly condemned for blaming the victim. In such circumstances, White Ribbon reminds us, “blaming women for the violence of men is victim-blaming”. But is that not what they do by proposing abortion as a protection against the violence of an intimate partner? Abortion does not in any way undo or address domestic violence and, in the case of women suffering domestic violence, heaps further violence and trauma on these women.”How does abortion help a woman experiencing domestic violence? Spoiler alert: it doesn’t.During debate on the Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill 2019, some NSW MPs have spoken about how greater access to abortion will help women experiencing violence from a partner during pregnancy. Anti-domestic violence organisation White Ribbon, an ardent supporter of the bill, tweeted: “Women are at increased risk of experiencing violence from an intimate partner during pregnancy. Access to reproductive health services can be lifesaving especially for those in abusive relationships.”Leaving aside the ironic use of the term lifesaving in the context of abortion, it is deeply disturbing that abortion is being framed as a solution for women who are experiencing domestic violence. When a woman is violently attacked while walking alone at night, those who suggest that women should take more care not to put themselves in dangerous situations are rightly condemned for blaming the victim. In such circumstances, White Ribbon reminds us, “blaming women for the violence of men is victim-blaming”.But is that not what they do by proposing abortion as a protection against the violence of an intimate partner?Abortion does not in any way undo or address domestic violence and, in the case of women suffering domestic violence, heaps further violence and trauma on these women.Women typically seek abortions because they feel like they have no other choice — because they have been coerced by a partner or fear some other form of domestic violence; because they are overwhelmed by study, career or family pressures; or because they lack the financial or emotional support necessary to raise a child. Abortion under any of these circumstances is not choice, it is desperation.Instead of simply providing women with the so-called “choice” of abortion on demand, we need to do far more as a society to address the underlying causes and provide positive alternatives that are not going to expose them to further harm. If women are trapped in a cycle of domestic violence, we need to find better ways to help them break free and break the control their violent partner seeks to exercise over them.A further tweet from White Ribbon reads: “Addressing reproductive coercion is a key part of our efforts to eliminate violence against women, and we are proud to be part of the NSW Pro-Choice Alliance standing with all those signed.”But what about women who are coerced into abortion? What efforts are being made to eliminate violence against them?The bill provides no protection for such women. Recent polls in NSW and Queensland show that one in four people knows at least one woman who has been pressured into having an abortion. In 2017, NSW saw two shocking cases of NRL players who had coerced their girlfriends into having abortions. Last year, during parliamentary hearings on the Queensland abortion bill, an abortion provider admitted to performing abortions on women she knew were being coerced. How’s that for pro-“choice”?By making abortion lawful for any reason, the bill removes protections for women against abortion coercion. Whereas now abortions can be performed lawfully only on health grounds, under the bill — where abortion is permitted for any reason — women are even more vulnerable to coercion from their partners, family or others.Allowing abortion for any reason also removes protections for little girls against violence and discrimination before they’re even born. As many as 200 million women and girls are missing worldwide because of practices such as sex-selective abortion. There is evidence that the practice is already occurring in Victoria, a state that reformed its laws to allow abortion on request in 2008. Take for example the high-profile case of doctor Mark Hobart, who in 2013 refused to refer a couple for a sex-selective abortion; or a recent study from La Trobe University that has found fewer girls than boys being born in some ethnic communities. It is widely known that women from cultures that prefer sons face pressure to abort daughters.We should be seeking to implement more protections for women, not to take away the limited ones that exist.When NSW elected its first female premier this year, the hope of women in the state was that Gladys Berejiklian would be a leader who would advocate for all women. It is disappointing for Berejiklian to allow this bill to be rushed through by those hellbent on pushing a left-wing agenda.Women who experience domestic violence in the form of abortion coercion have been overlooked by sponsors of this bill and are ignored by ideologically driven groups such as White Ribbon. If their commitment to women and combating domestic violence is genuine, they will seek to eliminate the real problem: the violence, not the child.Rachael Wong is a barrister, managing director of Women’s Forum Australia and adjunct lecturer in the school of law at the University of Notre Dame Australia.https://www.theaustralian.com.au/commentary/abortion-wont-stop-violence/news-story/acf48960b83b865d9578ddf49a15753clast_img read more

Goalies Lamolinara, Wardwell split time in net against Great Danes

first_img Published on February 17, 2014 at 3:23 am Contact Phil: [email protected] | @PhilDAbb Facebook Twitter Google+ Taking on the nation’s No. 1 attack from the year ago, Syracuse’s defense was porous at times – evident by the 16 goals the Great Danes amassed.But SU goalies Dominic Lamolinara and Bobby Wardwell still managed to make stops when they needed to.Lamolinara spent the first half between the pipes against Albany and was relieved by Wardwell in the cage for the rest of the game. Despite yielding 16 goals total in No. 2 Orange’s 17-16 overtime win over Albany on Sunday, each goalie logged eight saves each and limited the damage of SU’s defensive breakdowns as best they could.“Bob’s been playing really well, Dom’s been playing well and they both deserve to play,” SU head coach John Desko said. “It’s a different situation from maybe a year or two ago when we were trying to figure out who the starter would be.“We’re comfortable putting both of them in these situations.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLamolinara stopped four Albany shots in the opening quarter as SU jumped out to a 4-0 lead, but surrendered three goals — each on plays when a dodging Great Dane beat an SU defender while attacking the cage.He followed that frame up with a four-save second quarter, but Albany notched six goals in the period to briefly jump ahead of the Orange. Two of Lamolinara’s saves were in man-down situations, and another was on a shot right from point-blank range.“Albany, they’re really slick inside,” Desko said. “Some of those shots that Dom took, some of the shots that Bobby took, were right on the doorstep. You’re not going to save too many of those.”Just as Syracuse did in its season opener, it sent out Wardwell to begin the second half in net. He allowed just two third-quarter goals, but in the fourth was on the wrong end of Albany’s 5-0 burst to force overtime.Still, it could’ve been worse for the Orange.Albany’s Ryan Feuerstein had an open look from the doorstep early in the quarter, but Wardwell denied him. Caught out of position, Wardwell ran back into the crease to snare an uncontested Lyle Thompson shot from 10 yards out.And when the Orange needed him most, the goalie stopped Miles Thompson’s shot with 48 seconds left in the game that could’ve given Albany the win.“They just did what they were supposed to do,” Wardwell said of SU’s defenders, “and they made it an easy shot for me to save.” Commentslast_img read more

Trojans come out on top in shootout

first_imgAll things considered, Pete Carroll had no reason to complain with the end result of a win.But the defensive-minded coach sighed slightly when discussing his team giving up season highs in points and yards allowed.After the Trojans surged out to an early lead, USC and Oregon State swapped scores down the stretch in a shootout that left both defenses exhausted. A high-powered attack centered on a strong ground game pushed USC toward a 42-36 win against Oregon State on Saturday at the Coliseum.The Beavers were within striking range of the Trojans in the fourth quarter, but the USC offense converted two third-downs and wiped the final five minutes off the clock to secure the win.“This is a different game than we hoped to have,” Carroll said. “The offense carried us because we challenged them to win this game for us.”Senior running back Allen Bradford anchored the USC running game with a career-high 147 yards on 15 carries. With starter Joe McKnight sidelined with a hand injury, Bradford became the offense’s centerpiece. He plunged into the end zone from the 2-yard line and ripped off a 43-yard run in the third quarter for his second touchdown of the day.But even after redshirt junior wide receiver Damian Williams returned a punt 63 yards for a touchdown, the Beavers did not relent.A 1-yard touchdown run by Oregon State running back Jacquizz Rodgers drew the Beavers within six, but Oregon State couldn’t cut any deeper into the Trojans’ lead.“We really just ran out of time,” Oregon State quarterback Sean Canfield said. “At the end of the day, we just didn’t get enough big plays.”Canfield shredded the Trojans secondary for 329 yards and three touchdowns on 30-of-43 passing. After Rodgers was temporarily sidelined by an ankle injury in the third quarter, Canfield kept the Beavers offense alive by repeatedly finding his safety valves. His favorite target, tight end Joe Halahuni, reeled in nine catches for 127 yards.The diminutive Rodgers returned in the second-half to give the Beavers balance by rushing for 113 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries.“We schemed the run up really well and thought that was what they were going to come out and do, especially after last year,” said linebacker Chris Galippo. “They came out early and we shut the running game down, but then they got out on us in the passing game and the perimeter game.”The Beavers’ 36 points was the most allowed by a USC team in the Coliseum since 2005. For a USC defense that had frequently lifted a sluggish offense through the first half of the season, the role reversal came as somewhat of a surprise.“Letting up 36 points, you can lose a lot of games that way,” said senior safety Taylor Mays. “It’s disappointing, but we have confidence in what we can do.”Coming off a career game at Notre Dame, true freshman Matt Barkley had two touchdowns passing and ran the ball in for a score from the 1-yard line. The signal-caller’s second touchdown throw came in the second quarter when wide receiver Ronald Johnson made a diving catch in the end zone for his first score of the year.After missing the first five games of the season with a broken collarbone and contributing sparingly against Notre Dame, the junior said the highlight reel catch provided him with relief.“It felt like all the pressure was off me,” Johnson said. “It had been so long since I had gotten one, so it felt really good.”Barkley also threw two interceptions, including a fourth-quarter pick that set up the Beavers’ final scoring drive.Still in the thick of a Pac-10 title race with next week’s game against conference leader Oregon looming, the Trojans took solace in coming out of the night still poised to make a run for the league championship.“Every week in the Pac-10 is a dogfight,” Galippo said. “You have to be ready for teams that are trying to make their season by beating you.”last_img read more