Advertisement NewsLocal NewsSolicitor avoids conviction with €1,000 charity paymentBy admin – October 23, 2012 473 Linkedin Print Facebook A PROMINENT Limerick solicitor has avoided a criminal conviction for assault after he made a donation of €1,000 to the Society of St Vincent de Paul. The facts of the case against 50-year-old John Devane, with a practice on Quinlan Street, had been earlier proven before Judge Patrick Clyne at Limerick District Court on June 9, 2011. Evidence was heard of how he had “thrown a headbutt” and grabbed fellow solicitor John Herbert by the throat during “an exchange of words” outside Limerick District Court last year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up John Herbert told the court of how he was assaulted by John Devane after he refused an offer to “forget about” an earlier incident between them two weeks earlier as he felt “it was not made in earnest”. He said he had his hands in his pockets at all times and said it was “preposterous and a lie” that he pushed John Devane.The court heard that Mr Devane was irate and agitated and a witness, Paul O’Dwyer, saw the two standing in the foyer of the courthouse with Mr Devane saying “who do you think you are? You will not bully me like you did last week?”Mr Devane told the court that the relationship between the two was not “amicable” and there was a lot of tension between them.Judge Clyne said he was satisfied that something happened and that the assault occurred. He said he would dismiss the case if he made a €1,000 contribution to St Vincent de Paul before October 18 and last week, the court was notified that the payment had been made.After proceedings, State solicitor, Michael Murray said he had specific instructions from the DPP that the court should either convict Mr Devane and have the proceedings struck out or have the matter dismissed under the Probation Act.However, Judge Clyne said that the case was closed and he had made his decision Twitter WhatsApp Email Previous articleDrug driver banned for six yearsNext articleMan pleads guilty to dangerous driving resulting in death of 16-year-old admin
The University of Wisconsin women’s soccer team will finish their regular season this Wednesday against the No. 11 team in the nation, Penn State. The highest ranked Big Ten team will be the Badger’s last challenge before tournament play begins at the end of October. Penn State (10-3-3, 6-1-3) will visit the McClimon Track/Soccer Complex Wednesday to face No. 34 Wisconsin (11-4-2, 5-3-2).Women’s soccer: Badgers dominate Hawkeyes in final road challengeThe University of Wisconsin women’s soccer team took down the University of Iowa 3-0 Saturday evening in what was the Read…For Wisconsin, this game will be the final chapter of a regular season with abundant highs and lows. While the Badgers began the season 6-1 with a victory over then-No.3 ranked Virginia, the story has changed since conference play began. In their 10 Big Ten games thus far, Wisconsin has gone just 5-3-2, making for an under-performing year in the conference, with six of those contests going into overtime.However, the Badger women are coming off arguably their best win in over a month. Their 3-0 takedown last Saturday in Iowa was the largest margin of victory the team has had since their 3-0 victory against Drake on Sep. 7.The Badgers hope this victory against the Hawkeyes can be the spark for an offense that has been underwhelming for most of the season. Wisconsin is hoping they can continue this upturn past Penn State and into the Big Ten tournament.Dani Rhodes looks to continue the leadership she showed in the previous contest against Iowa. Rhodes hit her tenth goal of the season in the game and assisted Becca Harrison’s score with a deflection just minutes after. After running various different formations throughout the year, it is clear that at this point Rhodes is the only consistent option on the offensive end.Rose Chandler, Penn State’s goaltender, will be a difficult obstacle for Wisconsin’s offense to overcome. Chandler has a .750 save percentage on the year and maintains an impressive 10-3-2 record.On the other hand, Wisconsin keeper Caitlyn Clem will look to end the regular season on a high note. After defending so many close contests of late, Clem must have felt relieved defending a three-point lead in the last game. Though Clem started off the year hot, she had slipped somewhat in her most recent contest, allowing two goals to Northwestern, before shutting out Iowa on Saturday.Wisconsin women’s soccer star Dani Rhodes is helping Wisconsin to blaze forward in Big TenThe University of Wisconsin women’s soccer team has began their season on a hot 8-3-1 start and this has been Read…Penn State’s offense is less top-heavy than the Badgers, with eight players having at least two scores on the season. Schafer, Ogle and Sheva will lead the way as the Nittany Lions most effective scorers, with five, four and four goals respectively.Kickoff is Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Madison, with live coverage available on BTN Plus.
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Fajardo, Beermen ready for ‘tough’ match up against TNT Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH “Truthfully, we’re not in game shape. We’re practicing three times a week and it’s not enough,” he said, explaining why at times, he had to extend himself heavy minutes. “You saw in the game, I had to be a player again, but that happened because I wanted them to experience playing in close games.”Avenido’s body also failed him late, with fatigue getting the better of him as he missed two crucial freebies in the last 25.4 seconds which could have given the Coffee Lovers the lead.“I was already cramping, but I wanted to win,” he shared. “It’s the pride we have as players, that even if we’re veterans here and we’re facing younger players, we don’t want to lose against them.”Carrying a 1-3 record, there’s still hope for Gamboa and Avenido thinks it all boils down to his players’ willingness to take the extra mile.“It’s up to the players. I told them that we just have to do a little more effort. We lack the energy, especially on defense. I think it’s just the effort which spells the difference for us,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT What ‘missteps’? Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Gamboa Coffee Mix seeks to end its three-game losing streak against Tanduay next Tuesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Gamboa Coffee Mix playing-coach did just that on Tuesday, spending 30 minutes on the floor and racking up 38 points and nine rebounds to help his team’s cause.“That’s already my age,” Avenido said jokingly when his numbers were raised to him after the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutUnfortunately, those efforts went down the drain as Wangs Basketball sent Gamboa to its third straight defeat with an 88-86 heartbreaker after a John Ambulodto game-winner.Avenido bared that through four games, he thinks that the team’s lack of conditioning are costing his side winnable games. WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAt 38 years of age, Leo Avenido knows that he’s not supposed to log heavy minutes this late in his career.But if these are the boundaries he have push just to help his team win, he is willing do it.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Yards per play: 6.6Points per drive (offense): 3.14Points per drive (defense): 1.43Points off turnovers: 17Average starting field position: Own 42You should be averaging over seven yards per play against KU. The PPD numbers are fine, but OSU’s offense was greatly aided turnovers that it got in great position (three times inside KU’s 30 in the second half).Kansas Drive ChartKansas actually started off nicely with scores on three of its first five possessions. But then it was held to seven points on its next nine drives. That’s not going to get it done (obviously). A few other numbers …Yards per play: 6.2Points per drive (offense): 1.43Points per drive (defense): 3.14Points off turnovers: 7Average starting field position: Own 19That average starting field position is something else. Nobody is going to win many games starting on their own 19 on average, much less Kansas.Also a note on that yards-per-play number: OSU is now No. 118 in the country in plays allowed of 30+ yards. Texas Tech and OU are both top five in the country in plays of 30+ yards on offense. Gulp. Drive charts and points scored per drive might just bore you right to tears, but I find this stuff fascinating. It matters because you can look at drive charts and PPD and determine “could that team score when it needed to, and could it get stops when it needed to.”So let’s look at the two drive charts from Saturday’s game against Kansas and a few other deep statistics that mattered.OSU Drive ChartThis started off pretty poorly. OSU went punt, fumble, TD and punt in its first four drives against one of the worst teams in FBS. The Pokes closed strong though with scores on five of their last six real drives. Other key numbers to know.
Success is subjective. How do you measure it? Winning 10 games in football? Contending for conference titles? Winning a big rivalry game?Mike Gundy has captained Oklahoma State’s program to new heights, turning a once-in-awhile blip on college football’s radar to a top-15 program. But OSU has yet to take that “next step”.What is the next step? That’s also subjective but most OSU fans would like the Cowboys to compete for national championships rather than conference titles. Most would just like them to be competitive in Bedlam.Tom Fornelli of CBS Sports compiled a list of the top five most-tortured fan bases in college football and (wouldn’t you know it?) Mr. Fornelli feels your pain.Oklahoma State landed at No. 4 on his list.It can’t be easy to be an Oklahoma State football fan. You spend your entire existence living in the shadow of your state’s other major program, Oklahoma. Making matters worse, even though you’ve been one of the better programs in the country over the last decade, you still don’t get much respect nationally because everyone is focused on Oklahoma. This is a team that has won at least 10 games in five of the last seven seasons, yet the most attention it received in that period was when it blew a title shot by losing to Iowa State in 2011, and when Central Michigan beat it on a Hail Mary that never should have happened last season. CBS SportsIt’s true that the Cowboys probably don’t get the national recognition they should. The helmet sticker rule is real and it’s a part of college football. But if OSU ever wants to turn the tide on that they get an opportunity every year.The bad news is that, starting this fall, it may take two wins over OU to take that next step. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.
Arsenal v Östersunds FK Arsenal team news: Mkhitaryan, Wilshere start against Ostersunds Seth Vertelney Last updated 1 year ago 03:00 23/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Arsenal v Östersunds FK UEFA Europa League Östersunds FK Arsenal With progression nearly assured, Arsene Wenger has named a team made up of both regular starters and reserves Arsene Wenger has named a side mixed with starters and reserves against Ostersunds in the Europa League round-of-32 second leg at Emirates Stadium on Thursday. Jack Wilshere and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are among the Gunners regulars who will get a start against the Swedish side. The Gunners won the first leg 3-0 in Sweden last week, and will be heavy favourites to advance to the round of 16. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Several of Arsenal’s biggest stars have been rested with one eye on Sunday’s Carabao Cup final against Manchester City, including Mesut Ozil, who has battled illness this week.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is cup-tied, while Alexandre Lacazette is out with a knee injury. Aaron Ramsey has resumed training but isn’t fit enough to feature yet. Arsenal XI: Ospina; Bellerin, Chambers, Holding, Kolasinac; Maitland-Niles, Elneny, Wilshere, Mkhitaryan; Iwobi, WelbeckSubs: Macey, Mustafi, Monreal, Xhaka, Willock, Nelson, Nketiah
Manchester United ‘Pogba isn’t the next Patrick Vieira’ – Man Utd star’s role misunderstood, says McClair Chris Burton 23:21 1/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Getty Manchester United Paul Pogba Premier League The Red Devils legend believes an £89 million asset is not being played to his strengths, with his game more about creativity than tough tackling Paul Pogba is misunderstood at Manchester United, says Brian McClair, with the £89 million midfielder not another Patrick Vieira.As one of the most expensive footballers of all-time, much is expected of the 24-year-old every time he takes to the field.He has struggled to convince of late, with Jose Mourinho unceremoniously benching a global superstar amid a long-running debate regarding his best position and contribution to the cause. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp McClair believes those arguments, along with the perception of what a performer boasting Pogba’s physical qualities should be, mean the France international is not being played to his strengths.A former player and youth team coach at Old Trafford told The Telegraph on a player he helped to nurture through United’s academy system: “We viewed him as a creative player.“I think people may get the idea because of his size he is a Patrick Vieira but that’s not what his attributes are about. His is about creating and scoring goals. He’s an old inside left.”While Pogba has struggled to live up to expectations upon his return to Old Trafford, fellow academy graduates have been embraced by Jose Mourinho.Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford are established members of the Red Devils’ ranks, while Scott McTominay has forced his way into the fold over recent weeks after proving his worth.McClair added: “No one would have taken Jesse Lingard when he was 16 because he had the skeletal age of a 13-year-old. We allowed him to take that opportunity.“Scott McTominay had all sorts of problems with his growth. He was growing too fast and his body had to catch up and he missed time through injury. You support them in a different way. At one point we decided to tell him he has got an extra year because he’s fretting about it all the time.“Jesse was one of the best players all the way through in each age group. He was brave. You just have to wait for them.“They are always going to grow, you just don’t know when. They have all the other attributes. The biggest thing is to be patient with them. You have to be. They are going through all sorts of stuff.“A few have a stellar rise later but you can ask who were the best players in the youngest age groups and the coaches will say Marcus, McTominay, Jesse – even at seven or eight. We had to believe that would continue.“The biggest challenge for any young boy is getting through puberty: looking at themselves in the mirror, styling their hair, putting smelly stuff on and noticing girls. If they get through that and still love football they have a chance.”
Barron signed with OSU in the 2018 recruiting class and looked like a building block at linebacker for the defense in his first fall camp until he tore his ACL and MCL during the lead-up to the season-opener, cutting short his freshman season and forcing him to redshirt. He underwent surgery later. As he entered his second season this fall, he fell behind on the depth chart and was not listed at all before the first game.Barron, from Rockwall, Texas, was a three-star prospect who was recruited by Glenn Spencer before his ouster.As a recruit, he committed to OSU over Houston and North Texas. Second-year linebacker Blake Barron announced on Monday that he’ll be entering the NCAA’s transfer portal and leaving the Oklahoma State football program.“This has been the hardest decision I’ve had to make in my life,” he said. “In my best interest, I will be entering the transfer portal and leaving Oklahoma State University.”New beginnings! pic.twitter.com/7J1GChqghM— Blake Barron (@BlakeDynomite) September 16, 2019 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.
Any way you slice it, Spencer Sanders was bad on Saturday in Oklahoma State’s 45-35 loss. He threw three picks, fumbled twice and struggled to go through his progressions — often locking on his first read and telegraphing his every move.Sanders knows it, too. And after the game, he made a bold prediction that can only mean he expects himself to never play that poorly again.“I’m not losing again,” he said, via 247Sports. “We’re going to come back better.”Not losing again … this season? The rest of the month? Forever? I need to know! Regardless, I imagine those words rolled off the tongue exactly like this Tim Tebow promise more than a decade ago:Those are some big words. It’s not totally fair to hold him accountable for them, because, well, he’s a freshman. But if nothing else it’s reason for optimism. In the face of adversity, OSU’s franchise quarterback isn’t shying away. He wants to be better. He vows he will be better, and he’s taking responsibility for his sluggish start in Big 12 action.“That is my fault. I, Spencer Sanders, am taking full credit for that,” he said via 247Sports. “Nobody else had five turnovers. I did. So that’s my fault. I can’t do that.”“I’m always 10 toes behind these guys,” Sanders added to the O’Colly. “No matter what battle or war we go through. Even if they’re wrong. I’m gonna fight until you put a bullet in my head. That’s my team.” While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.