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04
Jun
2021

‘Loose lips’ fail to sink County Limerick leisure centre

first_imgAdvertisement Previous articleSimon Callow’s stunning portrayal of ‘The Man Jesus’ comes to LimerickNext articleGarda probe into missing VEC money Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Cllr Emmett O’BrienINDEPENDENT councillor Emmett O’Brien has described last week’s intervention on the future of Askeaton Leisure Centre by fellow Adare-Rathkeale representative Stephen Keary as “unfortunate” and said it was a classic case of “loose lips sinking ships”.Fine Gael councillor Keary had claimed that the future of the Askeaton centre was uncertain because of a proposed cut to their budget as a direct result of the reduction in the Local Property Tax.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up According to Cllr Keary, the Askeaton Leisure Centre’s annual budget was to be reduced by €26,000.Cllr O’Brien said that within minutes of Cllr Keary’s “inaccurate report” he had received numerous calls from anxious staff members and members of the leisure centre.“Within, perhaps, a half hour I had received clear assurances from the executive of Limerick City and County Council that Askeaton Pool was not closing down,” he said.Cllr O’Brien went on to say that he is “particularly concerned” that some Fine Gael members cannot accept that the democratic will of the Council was invoked when Fianna Fail, Sinn Fein and three independents voted to reduce Local Property Tax by three per cent.“I considered this to be a sensible reduction and was happy to put €2.70 back in the pockets of ordinary Limerick, something that has been scoffed at by some,” he said.Cllr O’Brien, who is a member of Askeaton Swim Club, maintains that as result of this “prudent” reduction in the Local Property Tax, there is only “in reality” a quarter of one per cent reduction in the overall Council budget.“How, in that context, the future of Askeaton Leisure Centre could be questioned is frankly beyond me. This is a popular centre which provides a positive and therapeutic outlet for people of all ages in terms of improving their mental and physical health,” he concluded. TAGSAskeaton Leisure CentreAskeaton Swim ClubCllr Emmett O’BrienlimerickLimerick City and County Council WhatsApp NewsLocal News‘Loose lips’ fail to sink County Limerick leisure centreBy Alan Jacques – October 23, 2014 647 Linkedin Facebook Print Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival center_img Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

16
Aug
2020

Latin Dances Championship of BiH held in Goražde

first_imgThis Saturday, Latin Dances Championship of BiH was held in Goražde in organisation of Dance Academy Romantik 89, reports sportsport.baThe competition was opened by Bosnian Podrinje Canton Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports Dževad Adžem who said that dance does not deserve to be marginalised.Thirty six pairs competed in six age categories and the best of the youngest are Haris Kovač and Džana Mehmedović and Almin Omerdić and Iman Ramadan.In the category of juniors Deni Alić and Rea Sutović won golden medals, together with Haris Pozderac and Evelina Kajtazović and Zečir Kasumović and Enisa Durmo won the golden medal as well in their category.The best amateur dancers were Dženan Jahić and Regina Klyayfelder from Sarajevo.(photo: facebook)last_img read more

12
Aug
2020

Photo of BSO Sheriff Tony posing with topless women surfaces

first_imgBroward County Sheriff Gregory Tony has found himself in the middle of another controversy after a photo showing him posing next to two topless women has surfaced online.The photo in question, was posted by the political blog Red Broward and shows Tony posing next to the women at what was said to be a private event for bi-sexual women and couples in 2015.It is unclear how the website retrieved the photo, however, it comes on the heels of Tony’s juvenile self-defense shooting controversy which has many questioning whether he should have gotten the sheriffs position.Sheriff Tony was appointed to the position by Governor Ron DeSantis in 2019 after former Sheriff Scott Israel was ousted.During Monday’s coronavirus briefing, Gov. DeSantis spoke about his decision to appoint Tony saying he did not have a personal relationship with Tony nor did the shooting come up in his background check:“It’s not like he was a political ally of mine. I wasn’t trying to do that. I was just trying to [appoint] someone that had done a good job,” DeSantis said. ” and I liked the fact that he had come from a real tough upbringing, Florida State football and had been a great law enforcement officer, so he’s gone through a lot of background investigations up until this point as well, and it seemed like he had the leadership.”“It seems like he was in a rough neighborhood and was trying to defend his family, so because it was self-defense, I don’t think it would have made a difference,” “but it did not come up in the background check because he had never been charged.”Former Coral Springs Police Chief Duncan Foster who hired Tony said on the other hand, that even though the incident was self-defense and Tony was a juvenile at the time, knowing about the shooting would have likely altered the election:” The fact remains even though he was a juvenile, we have a lot of applicants to choose from, and all things being equal, looking at people’s past job performances, what school they went to, etc., all things being equal, we would have moved onto a better qualified candidate that didn’t have the background that Greg Tony turns out that he had,” Foster said. ” It would have been something that really needed to be put down on the application. The fact remains that you’re a juvenile, you’ve still been detained by detained by law enforcement.”Speaking about the shooting Tony reported that:” The courts and judge said, ‘No, this was self-defense. This young man had every right to protect himself and his family,” Tony said.” In all that time, every background [check] I went through, through FDLE, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, or the FBI clearances that I’ve had to acquire to attain this position, and many others, it’s never come up,” he said. “It never was something that was part of an application process, and I don’t want to be examined- I don’t think anyone would – as a 14-year-old victim when you’re interviewing related to an employment process and you’re trying to display your very best. I didn’t want anybody to feel sorry for me.”He went on to tell the story saying that he and his brother got into an argument with a man named Hector Rodriguez and that Rodriguez then pulled out a gun and threatened to shoot them:“He basically lost it and pulled a gun out and stated he had no problem with shooting us,” he said. “I was 14. I was frightened. I’ve seen my friend shot and killed in front of me. I was brutally beaten and had my sneakers taken off at gunpoint.”Tony said Rodriguez chased him and his brother into their home, and that’s when Tony grabbed his father’s gun and opened fire on Rodriguez.“I had an individual armed with a gun in our home, trying to kill me and my brother,” he said, “and fortunately, I had to respond and stop him by shooting him before he was able to kill me and my brother, and that great response, as horrific as it was, as frightening as it was, allowed me to be here today.”In regards to the timing of the self-defense shooting, the Sheriff says he believes it is part of a smear campaign to prevent him from keeping his position ahead of the 2020 Election.The development came a week after Tony lost a no-confidence vote for not being able to provide enough PPE to staff members.last_img read more

12
Aug
2020

Riverhounds’ Angulo named USL PRO Player of the Week

first_imgJose Angulo (Right) of the Pittsburgh Riverhounds moves the ball against Anthony Obadai of the Phoenix Wolves, Angulo scored both Riverhounds goals to lead them to their first win of the season (Courier Photo/William McBride/File) Pittsburgh Riverhounds striker Jose Angulo was named USL PRO Player of the Week for Week 14 after scoring three goals in two games, completing a spectacular six-point sweep this weekend against the Harrisburg City Islanders and the Antigua Barracudas. The former NY Red Bulls striker has now scored 10 goals this season, and sits second among the USL PRO goal-scoring leaders.Angulo was at the center of the Riverhounds’ dramatic comeback victory against one of his former sides, the Harrisburg City Islanders, on Friday night. Facing a two-goal halftime deficit on the road, Angulo began the Riverhounds’ rally with a penalty kick early in the second half. He then gave his side the lead for the first time in the game, hitting home a first-time finish after Ryan Kinne’s initial effort had been blocked.Two days later, Angulo continued his strong run of form as the Riverhounds defeated Antigua to move into the playoff places for the first time this season. Angulo was credited with an assist on Darren Amoo’s second goal of the game, with his excellent free kick coming back off the post to allow for an easy tap-in on the rebound, and then added the final goal of the game. Angulo has now scored in five consecutive games, recording a goal in each of the Riverhounds’ games in the month of June.Angulo was joined on the Team of the Week by Amoo, who also had three goals in two games for the Riverhounds during the weekend. Amoo’s goal against Harrisburg on Friday was his first of the season, and he followed up with a brace against Antigua, including a beautifully struck half-volley that opened the scoring against the Barracudas.“This is an incredible honor,” said Angulo after receiving news on his Player of the Week recognition.  “As a whole, we had a really great weekend of play.  Claiming six points in league standings is huge for us as we continue to make the final push towards playoffs.”This is Angulo’s first time being named USL PRO Player of the Week and is his fourth time being recognized on the USL PRO Team of the Week for the 2013 season (Weeks 6, 9, and 13).  Angulo has also received honorable mentions four times (Weeks 2, 5, 10, and 12).The two wins this weekend extend the Riverhounds unbeaten streak to 10 as well as move the Club up in league standings, where they currently sit in 8th place below the Charlotte Eagles, who are scheduled to arrive at Highmark Stadium next week for the second and final leg of the 2013 regular season series between the two clubs.Making honorable mentions this week for the Riverhounds are Matt Dallman and Rob Vincent.  Dallman continues to lead the league in assists with 10 after setting up Amoo for a goal against the City Islanders as well as one to Vincent against the Barracudas.  Vincent receives honors for his standout performance this weekend with a strong attacking form against the City Islanders Friday and scoring a goal against the Barracudas on Sunday.The Riverhounds are off this weekend and return to Highmark Stadium on Thursday, July 4 to take on the Charlotte Eagles for the second and final leg of the 2013 regular season. Following the game, the Riverhounds invite patrons to remain at Highmark Stadium for top-notch seats for the Downtown Pittsburgh’s Independence Day fireworks display.last_img read more