Elderly nun attacked and robbed on visit to Limerick

first_imgEmail Print Twitter Facebook WhatsApp NewsElderly nun attacked and robbed on visit to LimerickBy Staff Reporter – March 14, 2016 705 center_img The attack happened early on Saturday morningGARDAI in Limerick are investigating a Saturday morning attack on an elderly nun who was walking through the People’s Park on a visit to a relative last weekend.The attack saw a man approach the nun, who is in her 70s, from behind and push her to the ground.Helpless, the attacker then stole the nun’s handbag and made off through the park.Gardai later recovered the handbag, however the money that was contained inside was not found.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A man in his 20s was later arrested following a review of CCTV footage by Gardai.The elderly nun, who was mainly uninjured, was treated for shock and the distress caused by the incident. Advertisement Linkedin Previous articleLimerick goes green for St Patrick’s FestivalNext articleHomeless man’s beloved companion missing in Limerick Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

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Hundreds Gather For Albion Fellows 21st Annual ‘Take Back the Night’ Walk

first_imgTwitterFacebook APRIL 26TH, 2018 AMANDA PORTER EVANSVILLE, INDIANAOne in three women experience some form of sexual violence in their lifetime, but less than 50 percent of victims report these crimes.Now a local organization says it wants to do something about that. Albion Fellows Bacon Center is holding the 21st annual Take Back the Night event.The goal is to make the night safe for anyone who has suffered from domestic or sexual violence. All different types of people are walking for several causes including sexual assault.Hundreds of advocates, survivors, and supporters are saying enough is enough when it comes to these issues. They say this annual take back the night walk is not only another way to bring awareness to issues, but to also symbolically reclaim their rights.Registration started at 5 p.m. and now at 6 p.m.-hundreds of people are walking from the Tropicana Events Plaza to the for Freedoms Monument.People wanting to help or need support can visit Albion Fellows Bacon.It’s not too late to come down to support the community—people can even donate a cellphone and win a prize, and enjoy local food trucks while supporting an important issue.For regristation, visit Take Back the Night.44News will have more details about how people are walking to take back the night to support a cause tonight. center_img FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Josh Rosen trade rumors: Cardinals’ asking price may be too high for Giants

first_imgThe Giants have been one team closely linked to the Josh Rosen trade rumors, but it appears the Cardinals’ asking price for the young quarterback may be more than New York is willing to spend.According to SNY, which cited unidentified sources, the Giants “have no interest in trading either of their first-round picks for Rosen and they believe their third-round pick (95th overall) won’t be enough.” The Giants have a high second-round pick (37th); however, SNY reports “they don’t seem inclined to trade it.” Last season, Manning completed 66 percent of his passes and added 21 touchdowns with 11 interceptions. The Giants finished the regular season with a 5-11 record, but Gettleman was pleased New York showed improvement from its 3-13 campaign in 2017.“We went into last season believing Eli had a lot left,” Gettleman said, per NJ.com. “And he’s proven that.“We won two more games than the team did the year before. You had all those games that we lost by a point or two. We lost eight games by a touchdown or less. The NFL is tight, tight, tight, a few more plays get you over the top and now you’re winning more.” Giants general manager Dave Gettleman addressed the concern at his pre-draft news conference earlier this week while describing the type of quarterback the Giants would bring into their organization, though he didn’t mention Rosen specifically.”Being a quarterback of a team in this type of market is a load,” Gettleman said. “It’s a mental load. It’s more than just looking at a guy’s physical talent. It’s about his makeup. … You have to have a mental toughness about you to play the position here in New York.”If the Giants don’t end up making a deal for Rosen, there are questions around their future at quarterback with Eli Manning and what they will do at the NFL Draft with the No. 6 and No. 17 picks.Gettleman, however, put any doubt to rest earlier this week as he said he still believes Manning has a lot left in the tank as the veteran enters his 16th season in the NFL at age 38.  In addition to concerns about the Cardinals’ asking price, the Giants are worried about Rosen’s “personality and how it would fit in New York.” The organization is also questioning how Rosen would “handle the press when, inevitably, things went wrong on the field.”Rosen’s future with the Cardinals has come under question in the weeks leading up to the NFL Draft. Many believe the Cardinals will select former Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray with the No. 1 overall pick and then trade Rosen. Related News Giants GM Dave Gettleman shuts down Josh Rosen trade talklast_img read more

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Fantastic double for England in European Nations Cup

first_img The England men’s team pulled off a fantastic double with a consecutive clean sweep at the European Nations Cup in Sotogrande, Spain.The quartet of Bailey Gill, Ben Jones, Tom Plumb, and Tom Sloman successfully defended the trophy, with Sloman winning the individual title in a tense finale.The championship was contested by 15 countries and this is England’s eighth win. Previous victories were scored in 2018, 2015, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2004.Meanwhile the England women’s team came third in their event in their best-ever result in this championship.The men won by eight shots at the end of a tough week, when a brutal wind made playing conditions difficult. Men’s team manager Gareth Jenkins commented: “This is a tremendous achievement.“The wind was really, really strong for the first two days and then it was swirling, making it very difficult on a course where you have to have pin point accuracy,“But the boys just dug in and they were really fantastic. It was a whole team effort and while it was never easy, it was great fun.”The team were in third place after the first round, but took the lead at the halfway stage and held on from there.They set out on today’s final round with an eight shot advantage over Holland, only to see that halved after the first three holes when their opponents made a fast start. But England kept playing steadily and the challenge faded.Sloman, however, had a roller-coaster on his way to the individual title. He had a two shot lead going into the final round but he struggled until an eagle three on the 14th put him right back in the mix.His dramas continued until the 18th, where his drive finished in the trees, but he managed a par after holing out from 15ft, completing the last five holes in one-under. It proved to be a winner when Germany’s Jannik de Bruyn missed from 4ft, failing to force a play-off.The women’s team of Georgina Blackman, Emily Toy and Bel Wardle were lying second with a round to play and were disappointed to slip back to third. But, team manager Jenny Henderson commented: “It was a good week for the women on a challenging golf course which demanded excellence in all areas. An exceptional work ethic ensured they were prepared to battle through windy conditions to put themselves in contention on the final day.”She added: “This is one of the few events where England Golf have the opportunity to send a male and female team and the dynamic has been great, with both teams working together and supporting each other throughout.”Players:MenBailey Gill, Lindrick, YorkshireBen Jones, Northamptonshire County, NorthamptonshireTom Plumb, Yeovil, SomersetTom Sloman, Taunton & Pickeridge, SomersetWomenGeorgina Blackman, Chelmsford, Essex,Emily Toy, Carlyon Bay, Cornwall,Bel Wardle, Prestbury, CheshireClick here for full scoresCaption: Back row, from left, Tom Plumb and Bailey Gill; front row, from left, Gareth Jenkins, Tom Sloman and Ben Jones. 13 Apr 2019 Fantastic double for England in European Nations Cup Tags: elite golf, England teams, European Nations Cuplast_img read more

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