Victim critical following bludgeoned attack

Posted On Jun 4 2021 by

first_imgNewsBreaking newsVictim critical following bludgeoned attackBy Staff Reporter – November 21, 2014 739 Print Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Linkedincenter_img Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A LIMERICK man is recovering in hospital following a brutal attack in the county last Wednesday.The 26-year-old victim was set upon by a number of men at 11pm on Wednesday night last in Ashe Crescent, Gortboy in Newcastle West and suffered a number of injuries.It is believed that the brutal attack was carried out with a blunt weapon, before the assailants left the area in a red coloured car.The injured man was taken to University Hospital Limerick after the alarm was raised by locals and there he remains in the Intensive Care Unit where his condition is said to be criticalGardai have been unable to interview him yet and officers have appealed for anyone with information to come forward.“We are anxious to speak to anyone who may have witnessed this incident to contact us at at Newcastle West Garda Station on (069) 20650,” said Superintendnet Tom O’Connor.“We believe the culprits may have left the area in a red coloured car.”Detectives are still working to establish a motive for the attack. Email Advertisement Previous articleBuilding work starts on €25million Limerick developmentNext articleNaughton re-elected as chairman of FAI National League Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

Missing California sisters, aged 5 and 8, survived 44 hours in forest

Posted On Dec 30 2020 by

first_imgThe girls said they used survival skills they learned on family camping trips, their participation in 4-H, and from movies they’d watched about people being lost. The key lesson they followed was to stay in one place once they realized they were lost, search and rescue crews say. The massive search and rescue operation drew more than 200 law enforcement and military personnel from around California. The girls huddled under Caroline’s rain jacket for shelter and cuddled under a huckleberry bush to stay dry and warm as it began to rain and nighttime temperatures dropped to 38 degrees. When they became dehydrated they drank water from huckleberry leaves, which their parents had taught them to do. Missing California sisters Caroline Carrico, 5, and Leia Carrico, 8, survived 44 hours in the forest after they went for a walk on a deer trail on their family’s 80-acre property, wandered past a fallen tree that their father had warned them not to go beyond, and became lost. center_img Wilderness training credited for saving their liveslast_img read more

Hammers wait on Carroll appeal

Posted On Sep 21 2020 by

first_imgWest Ham should discover by Tuesday evening whether or not Andy Carroll will be banned for three games after appealing to the Football Association following the striker’s sending-off against Swansea. The Hammers on Monday formally notified the FA of their intention to appeal against Carroll’s dismissal for an altercation with Swansea defender Chico Flores and now have until 1pm on Tuesday to submit evidence in their bid to have his automatic suspension overturned. An independent three-person panel is poised to hear the case on Tuesday afternoon, with their judgement expected later in the day. Press Associationcenter_img Carroll was shown a straight red card by referee Howard Webb in the second half of the Hammers’ 2-0 win and video footage of the incident, as well as written evidence from the Hammers and match officials, will be assessed. A three-match suspension would rule Carroll out for the rest of February and matches with Aston Villa, Norwich and Southampton. The 25-year-old made just his third start of the season following a heel injury and set up both goals for Kevin Nolan in the 2-0 victory. Hammers manager Sam Allardyce declared his intention to contest Carroll’s dismissal after the match and was critical of Flores. Allardyce said: “We will hope that the appeal will work. Hopefully we don’t lose Andy for three games. “He’s gutted. He’s absolutely beside himself. We’ll just have to go through the process and see what happens in midweek. “All I can hope is that the panel, in the cold light of day, see it for what it is. “He (Webb) can’t be absolutely certain of what’s happened, except that Chico Flores is over-exaggerating, which is generally the norm for him, unfortunately.” last_img read more

USC student directing duo reflects on its film

Posted On Sep 17 2020 by

first_imgWhen senior Greg Irwin and graduate student Syuzanna Petrosyan submitted their short film Play for Your Life to the Student Voices Short Film Contest, they were aiming to move audiences and show a side of the Holocaust that was often left untold. Winning the contest came as an added bonus and welcome surprise for both.The film focused on musicians who, after being placed into concentration camps, were forced to play music to drown out screaming coming from those killed by gas chambers or Nazi gunfire.The film was inspired by recorded testimony from Alice Herz-Somner, a pianist who was the oldest living Holocaust survivor until her death in February at the age of 110.Irwin and Petrosyan chose clips from the Shoah Foundation’s archives.“It was definitely tough because we have to keep watching these moments and figure out how to make sure the emotions of these people being filmed will translate to the emotions of the audience,” Irwin said.Herz-Somner closes the eight-minute film with a moving quote.“Life is a school — we have to learn — and I learned this: Be thankful for everything.”Petrosyan noted Herz-Somner’s message perfectly summed up the aim of the film.“Alice’s message says it all: to be grateful,” Petrosyan said. “I hope the film inspires others to get more involved in human rights movements.”Both Irwin and Petrosyan have a passion for human rights issues. They intern at the Shoah Foundation, which gives them the opportunity to get involved with human rights awareness activities on and off campus.“Last year, I went to Rwanda as part as of USC Dornsife’s Problems Without Passports program with the Shoah Foundation,” Irwin said. “I got to interact with survivors of the Rwandan genocide and hear their stories.”Irwin, a senior majoring in international relations, hopes to pursue a career in the entertainment industry following his graduation this spring.“I currently have one feature film written that is going through rewrites now, which I wrote with a friend of mine who I’ve known since seventh grade,” Irwin said. “We are trying to get it passed around to studios right now.”Petrosyan, however, has different goals. Though successful in the film contest, she mentioned she has no desire to work in the film business. A master’s candidate in the public diplomacy program at Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, Petrosyan holds a specific passion for exploring human rights issues and abuses in history.“I just want people to know you don’t have to be a filmmaker to create a documentary,” she said. “Editing took the longest because I didn’t know much about it and had only learned it a few months before Play for Your Life was made.”Both found the experience of looking deeper into the Shoah archive to be very meaningful.“It was pretty amazing to have that level of recognition and success with our film; someone even shouted ‘Bravo!’ at the end of our screening, which was neat,” Petrosyan said. “It was a great feeling since we had such passion for our project and a team of incredibly talented judges, including Rwandan filmmaker Eric Kabera. It was really special that we won.”last_img read more

Jurgen Klopp turns down Marseille approach

Posted On Aug 28 2020 by

first_imgFormer Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has turned down the chance to replace Marcelo Bielsa at Marseille, his agent has revealed.Klopp quit Dortmund at the end of last season and is expected to have a sabbatical year as he considers his options for returning to football.Marseille made an approach after being forced into emergency action when Argentinian coach Bielsa quit after losing the opening game of the Ligue 1 season to Caen.However, Klopp, who has been linked with jobs at Barcelona and Real Madrid, was not ready to cut short his time off.”It is correct that Klopp has rejected Marseille,” Klopp’s representative, Marc Kosicke, told Bild.”OM were really interested in signing him, but the time is not right yet for Jurgen to return to coaching yet.” Klopp won two league titles in seven seasons at Dortmund, losing the final of the 2013 Champions League to Bayern Munich.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more