Gardai to zone in on Baggott Estate

first_imgWhatsApp Twitter Print Facebook Advertisement NewsLocal NewsGardai to zone in on Baggott EstateBy admin – February 5, 2009 917 center_img Email Linkedin A COMMITMENT has been given to Cllr Jim Long from Superintendent Ann-Marie McMahon of Roxboro Garda Station, that measures will be put in place to eradicate disruptive anti-social activity in the Baggott Estate and Rosbrien areas of the city.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up As reported in the Limerick Post last week, local councillor Jim Long (FG,) called on city council to arrange for a garda presence in Baggott Estate, which, he said, “has become a ghetto from 9am ‘til dawn, with people drinking and getting up to all sorts of unacceptable behaviour, which is a nightmare for the local people – we must have a garda presence up there,” he insisted.At a meeting of the Joint Policing Committee in City Hall this week, the councillor again raised the issue and said that neighbouring Rosbrien has also been hit with this “obnoxious” behaviour from gangs of youths roaming through Ballinacurra Weston and Rosbrien.“I’m very glad to have secured a firm assurance from the superintendent that she is going to make the Baggot Estate a priority issue. She said she will monitor the situation and sort it out,” Cllr Long told this newspaper.“As regards the gangs roaming Weston and Rosbrien, the city council and the gardai have disciplinary boards and the council’s enforcement officers will, once these gangs have been identified, warn their parents that they have responsibility for their minors, and if they do not take this on board, they will be faced with eviction from city council houses.“I’m very glad, on behalf of the residents, to have been given these assurances and will continue to monitor the situation over the coming weeks”. Previous articleOlivia’s what’s hot and what’s not February 7Next articleRight choice in fencing adminlast_img read more

Pearl Jam Welcomes Brandi Carlile, Covers Neil Young, The White Stripes, & More In Seattle [Videos]

first_imgOn Wednesday night, the iconic ’90s rock act Pearl Jam began their brief U.S. run of “Home” and “Away” shows, which will see the band mount a brief run of stadium shows in different cities in the wake of their first pair of performances in their native Seattle, WA in five years. The “Home” portion of Pearl Jam’s U.S. summer swing kicked off last night with their first of two “Home” performances at Seattle’s Safeco Field. Given the weight of the performances—the fact that it took place in the band’s hometown, that the show marks the first stop of a highly anticipated tour—Pearl Jam pulled out all the stops, with a number of special surprises planned for the capacity crowd.For night one in Seattle, Pearl Jam offered up an expansive 33-song setlist, split across one main set and a customary double encore. With the proclamation that “We are Pearl Jam. We are from Seattle, Washington. I guess that must mean that we’re home” early in the evening, the band continued to focus on the salient theme of “home,” giving particular attention to Seattle’s issue with homelessness, notes Rolling Stone. As the band explained when the announced these hometown performances, they have pledged to donate at least $1M worth of proceeds from the shows to aid the area’s homeless population. Frontman Eddie Vedder offered an anecdote about meeting a homeless vet in Seattle before launching into the band’s classic hit “Even Flow”, which was followed up with a cover of The Beatles’ “Help!” and the group’s similarly named original, “Help, Help”. He also imparted some ispirational sentiments to the crowd, noting “We can solve this issue together. This city can prove to the rest of the nation that if it can happen here, it can anywhere.”Pearl Jam – “Help” [The Beatles cover], “Help, Help” [Video: mfc172]After the band’s main set, which featured take after take on fan-favorite Pearl Jam classics in addition to covers of Neil Young‘s “Throw Your Hatred Down” and Little Steven‘s “I Am A Patriot”, the group performed a heavy-hitting encore. First, Pearl Jam opened with their debut cover of The White Stripes‘ beloved hit “We’re Going To Be Friends”, a tune which was dedicated to teachers and the band members’ children, with Vedder’s daughters joining the band on stage along with two of their teachers who wore Seattle Mariners jerseys with the name “VEDDER” emblazoned on the back.Pearl Jam – “We’re Going To Be Friends” [The White Stripes cover] [Video: mfc172]Later in the first encore, Pearl Jam welcomed out a “great friend of the band… and also one of Barack Obama‘s favorites in the world”, famed singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile, for a rendition of her own “Again Today”, a tune off Carlile’s 2003 We’re Growing Up. For their second encore, the band pulled heavily from other rock greats in addition to their own material. After opening with “Wasted Reprise” and “Better Man”, the group offered a cover of Pink Floyd‘s “Comfortably Numb” ahead of their own “Alive”. Drawing from The Beatles and Neil Young’s catalogs for the second time in the night, Pearl Jam ran through The Beatles’ “I’ve Got A Feeling” and Young’s “Rockin’ The Free World” before ending the night in full with “Yellow Ledbetter”.Pearl Jam w/ Brandi Carlile – “Again Today”[Video: mfc172]Pearl Jam wraps up their two-night stint at Safeco Field with another sold-out show on Friday, August 10th. For more information on Pearl Jam’s upcoming shows, head to the band’s website.Setlist: Pearl Jam | Safeco Field | Seattle, WA | 8/8/2018Set: Long Road, Release, Low Light, Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town, Corduroy, Go, Do the Evolution, Mind Your Manners, Throw Your Hatred Down [Neil Young cover], Lightning Bolt, Given to Fly, All Those Yesterdays, Even Flow, Help! [The Beatles], Help Help, Black, Setting Forth, I Am a Patriot [Little Steven], PorchEncore One: We’re Going to Be Friends [White Stripes cover, debut], Nothing as It Seems, Let Me Sleep, Breath, Again Today [Brandi Carlile cover with Brandie Carlile], State of Love and Trust, RearviewmirrorEncore Two: Wasted Reprise, Better Man, Comfortably Numb [Pink Floyd cover], Alive, I’ve Got A Feeling [Beatles cover], Rockin’ The Free World [Neil Young cover], Yellow Ledbetter[H/T Consequence of Sound]last_img read more

Koeman ignores returning ex-Saints

first_imgRonald Koeman has no interest in the reception Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert and Dejan Lovren will receive on their St Mary’s return as the Southampton manager’s sole focus is on beating Liverpool. Press Association The spectre of those returns have understandably dominated the build-up to Sunday’s match, but it is not something Koeman is interested in. “It’s not my question, my question is to prepare the team for the Sunday game,” the Saints boss said. “I don’t talk about players who are coming back to the club where they played last season, because then I can talk every week about a player who comes back to Southampton. “Lallana is a very good player, doing well in Liverpool. He chose to change the club after a good opportunity and nothing else. “It is Southampton against Liverpool, not Southampton against some players who played last season for Southampton.” Friday’s pre-match press conference saw Koeman come closer than any time during his Saints reign to losing his cool as a journalist peppered him with questions about the returning triumvirate. The Dutchman told the reporter to “ask me about Southampton” and, as he became increasingly irked, asked: “You’re the agent of Lovren and Lallana? Why that kind of questions all the time?” After eight questions on the subject, the head of media intervened in a bid to move matters onto Southampton’s current squad. “You think I am thinking about losing a game? No way,” Koeman said. “I am thinking of winning the game. I am not negative thinking. “I’m surprised they have four points less than we have and to come closer to us they have to win. If they don’t win, they don’t come closer.” Southampton’s chances of keeping Liverpool at bay are boosted by the return of Morgan Schneiderlin, Shane Long and Matt Targett on Sunday. There will still be a number of absentees at St Mary’s, though, with the suspended Ryan Bertrand joining Toby Alderweireld, Emmanuel Mayuka and Jay Rodriguez on the sidelines. The latter has not played for 321 days after rupturing an anterior cruciate ligament last season, with some talk of a March return. “It’s a long way now for Jay and if it happens in March we are very happy,” Koeman said. “If it happens in April we will see but at the moment not because he needs more time.” Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has criticised Mario Balotelli’s work rate and told him to step up his contribution. Rodgers gave his full backing to striker Balotelli over the penalty furore which blew up in the 1-0 win over Besiktas in the Europa League. He supported the Italy international stepping in front of Jordan Henderson, captain on the night and designated pre-match taker, even if it looked unseemly at the time. But when it came to Balotelli’s overall effort during his substitute appearance, Rodgers was unimpressed. Rodgers responded “No, not really no”, when asked if he was satisfied with the 24-year-old’s stint against the Turkish side, which lasted half an hour. Rodgers said: “We need to ensure that whatever level of the game we are playing at we have everyone working as a team and once we got the penalty he stops working. “So he needs to improve on that facet of his game to play in his position, rather than standing on the side of the football field.” Rodgers, speaking to national newspapers, said of Balotelli: “He has contributed against Besiktas, he has got the penalty and scored the goal but that is what he is paid to do. “He needs to keep that efficiency in his game and show that he can affect the team whether he is asked to play from the bench or from the start. In a different country and a different style of football that (goal) would be all that matters but in this team there is more to it than that.” Injured captain Steven Gerrard, as a guest television pundit, called Balotelli “mischievous” and “disrespectful” for taking on penalty duties. Rodgers said Balotelli – who has scored 27 out of 29 from the spot in his career – was following the long-established order agreed earlier in the season. “There has probably been a lot more of a drama been made out of it than it actually was,” said the Reds boss. “With the players who were initially on the pitch last night Jordan was our nominated taker. “But if Jordan and Steven and Mario are on the pitch at the same time we would normally have Steven and Mario as the penalty-takers. “History shows he (Balotelli) has scored nearly 30 penalties in big games so he is an outstanding penalty-taker, but none of them were on (at the start) so you have to nominate someone. “Jordan was happy enough to take it but he gave it to Mario.” Raheem Sterling is pushing for a start after his successful return from a foot injury in midweek but Gerrard misses out again with a hamstring problem. The trio were key protagonists in last summer’s unparalleled talent drain from the Saints as they swapped the south coast for Merseyside at a reported combined cost of £49million. Lallana, Lambert and Lovren have enjoyed differing levels of success since moving to Anfield and will receive receptions of varying warmth upon their first visit to Southampton since departing. last_img read more

Draw specialist Kailah Kempney prepares to face Maryland’s Taylor Cummings

first_img Published on March 5, 2015 at 12:13 am Contact Jon: [email protected] | @jmettus As Kailah Kempney lines up at midfield, two of her teammates crowd the circle around her.They flash hand signals to one another and yell out different colors, signaling where each player is and what each one is going to do.Kempney listens to her teammates, analyzes the stick her opponent is using and where the referee has placed the ball. She adjusts her grip and decides where she’s going to try to place the ball.“It really comes down to right before the whistle and sometimes it’s too late to even change anything,” Kempney said.Kempney has been the sole person on the draw for Syracuse this year and her 9.83 draw controls per game rank third in the country. Maryland faceoff specialist Taylor Cummings, the reigning Tewaaraton Award winner, will test Kempney’s success when No. 5 Syracuse (5-1, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) takes on the No. 1 Terrapins (4-0) on Saturday at noon in a rematch of last year’s national championship game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLast year, the Orange fell to the Terrapins three times, including a 15-12 loss in the title game, as Maryland averaged 4.3 more draw controls per game than SU with Cummings primarily on the draw.“Win the draw, win the game — most of the time,” SU attack Devon Collins said. “Sometimes teams prove that wrong, but it’s very rare that a team comes up with less draw controls and still wins the game.”SU’s draw control group starts every practice the same way. Kempney, attacks Riley Donahue and Kayla Treanor and midfielder Erica Bodt arrive 15 minutes early to work with assistant coach Katie Rowan.They do “quicks,” a drill where they turn their wrists over quickly with a stick in their hands simulating a quick draw, for about two minutes. After that come high tosses to work on their verticals, then take draws against each other.In addition to the extra practice, she’s even used baseball resistance exercises to strengthen her wrists, Collins said.“It’s definitely one of the most important parts of the game,” Kempney said. “But everyone has their position and their job to fulfill.”Kempney’s go-to move is a self-draw because it’s a 50-50 battle. In a critical game situation, odds are she’ll try to win the draw herself, Kempney said.Otherwise, she’ll send it in the direction of one of her teammates, which can lead to a multi-player scramble for the ball.“I think the biggest thing is communication,” SU midfielder Kelly Cross said, “and … that one of us ends up with the ball, but it’s all working together to make that happen.”Against taller opponents like Cummings, it can be hard to get a self-draw that pops straight up in the air. She tries to swat it down for her teammates or box out her opponent, but it doesn’t always work.“She’s just so confident,” Kempney said. “She knows she’s going to win it. Not having the greatest games against her the last couple years definitely ruins my confidence.”After the national championship game, Kempney went home and practiced draws, primarily self-draws, with her younger sister Braelie, who takes draws in high school. All the while, she had the final game in the back of her mind.Coming into the season, Kempney made one of her biggest goals clear: beat Maryland. But she’ll have to start with beating Cummings, or whomever Maryland puts in the circle, on the draw.“It’s definitely going to come down to draw controls,” Kempney said. “I think that’ll determine where the game will go.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more