Burglaries down as arrests increase

first_imgEmail NewsLocal NewsBurglaries down as arrests increaseBy admin – December 7, 2012 613 WhatsApp Facebook Linkedin DESPITE a perceived increase in rural crime and property thefts in particular, the latest crime statistics figures indicate that the number of reported burglaries is down 20 per cent on last year as Limerick Gardaí continue their campaign against burglars. Sgt Brian Broderick of the Crime Prevention Unit attached to Henry Street Garda Station said that a number of arrests were made last week in connection with six burglaries at both residential and commercial office properties in Limerick.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Thefts of cash, jewellery and electrical items were reported from four residential addresses and a commercial premises on Sexton Street was ransacked by intruders and eight people were arrested in connection with the criminal activity between Tuesday and Thursday of last week.Two 24-year-old men were detained in connection with the burglaries and one man in his 30s was arrested at the scene of one of the reported burglaries in the suburbs of the city.All eight were charged and are currently due before the courts.As Gardaí continue to target criminal activity throughout the county, figures indicate that the number of burglaries is down 20 percent over this time last year. However they are asking business owners and the general public to remain vigilant and ensure that their homes and business premises have adequate security measures in place over the Christmas period.Gardai are warning that it is a time for opportunist type thefts and urge people not to take chances with their property.center_img Previous articleLimerick medical companies contribute to exports increaseNext articleSouthill quilt launched by ‘The Governor’ admin Print Twitter Advertisementlast_img read more

Why One Woman Wants You to Say No to Surrogacy

first_imgPopsugar.com 30 June 2014Family First Comment: “Lahl emphasizes that the point of Breeders is not to tell families who can’t conceive that they need to “suck it up.” Rather, it’s to steer them toward other options for creating a family.”     Well said.When we think of surrogacy, we often think of a woman and a couple coming together to create a new life. We see happy faces and beautiful babies like the twins Sarah Jessica Parker welcomed via surrogate, but Jennifer Lahl says there’s definitely a darker side to the process. In her new film, Breeders, the former pediatric nurse and president of The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network explores a side to surrogacy that we don’t see on TV or read about in the papers. The film features several surrogates speaking about the physical, emotional, and psychological toll that their “good deed” took on them and the child they carried. Their stories, which include abortion, legal battles, and near-death experiences, open viewers’ eyes to the flaws that exist in, what appears to be, a perfect solution to a heartbreaking problem.“I think I was really trying to point out that [surrogacy] is fraught with problems,” Lahl tells us about the film. “All of the marketing is geared towards happy, smiling couples holding cute, healthy babies, but it’s more than that.” After viewing Breeders, we can certainly see Lahl’s side of things. Here, five main messages Lahl wants viewers to take away from the film.1  The Health Risks Are High2  Low-Income Women Lose3  It Affects the Mother-Child Connection4  Contracts Don’t Solve Everything5  There Are Other OptionsREAD MORE: http://www.popsugar.com/moms/Pros-Cons-Surrogacy-35096129?stream_view=1#photo-35096131last_img read more

Supreme Court Campaign Donation Decision Expected

first_imgThe U.S. Supreme Court could rule this week on a campaign finance case that could end limits on the number of candidates for federal office that a donor could support.Another decision on an issue of campaign donations and “free speech” is expected soon from the U.S. Supreme Court. The case could end donation limits from individuals to federal candidates and their parties. The current limit is $123,000, and those working to “get money out of politics” point out that’s roughly twice the family median income across the country.Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and the libertarian Cato Institute favor an end to all restrictions on political donations. Trevor Burrus, research fellow with Cato’s Center for Constitutional Studies explained that group’s stand.“I do not think the danger of protecting the voice of the little guy is something the federal government, or any government, should be involved in,” he asserted. “It’s not a First Amendment concern that there are people out there who speak louder than other people and have more influence.”Critics argue that removing all donation limits amounts to selling elected offices to the highest bidder.The case is McCutcheon vs. the Federal Elections Commission, brought by an Alabama businessman who says his First Amendment rights are violated when he can’t give $2600 donations to as many parties and candidates for federal office as he wants.However, according to Emma Boorboor, democracy associate at the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, a current overall donation limit that tops $100,000 is “plenty” already.“This is, you know, almost double the median family income, so it’s already quite high,” she stated. “But then, absent this limit, one wealthy donor would be permitted to contribute more than $3.5 million to a single party’s candidates and party committees in one election cycle.”Boorboor said she hopes the high court rules against McCutcheon. A decision could come this week.last_img read more

Monika Salkute records career-high 24 kills in 5-set win over GT

first_imgAfter dropping two straight games on the road last weekend against Florida State and Miami, Syracuse bounced back against Georgia Tech Friday at the SU Women’s Building, winning three sets to two behind Monika Salkute’s career-high 24 kills.The Orange came out slow, losing the first set 27-25, but a strong showing from Salkute helped SU to the five-set win. Her previous career high of 19 kills against Notre Dame came on Oct. 4.Salkute mentioned after the game that she isn’t used to playing as much as she did Friday night — she usually rotates in less and gets less hits.With a .396 hitting percentage Friday, she was consistent for the SU offense. Even so, she still has room to grow.“She plays well,” Orange head coach Leonid Yelin said, “And I know that she wants to play (professionally), and she’s going to have to be a big girl.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAside from Salkute, the Syracuse offense kept to its usual numbers. Averaging almost three kills per set, SU senior outside hitter Nicolette Serratore followed Salkute with 13 kills.Orange senior setter Gosia Wlaszczuk tallied 50 assists, many going toward Salkute.“Basically every ball I set her in the first three or four sets, it was a kill,” Wlaszczuk said.Senior Silvi Uattara, one of SU’s top hitters so far this season, played just one set for the Orange, spending the other three on the sidelines in her warmup jacket.According to Yelin, the hitter has been suffering from an ailing back and her statistics “just weren’t there.”The Orange was able to capitalize on a number of unforced errors by the Yellow Jackets. More than once, the Georgia Tech hitters launched serves out of the back of the court, warranting no return from the Orange.GT came from behind in the fourth set, coming back from a three-point deficit late in the set to take it 26-24.Georgia Tech head coach Michelle Collier kept calling timeouts in an attempt to calm her side and slow the Orange, but Yelin and his high-powered offense didn’t falter.“After you score the point, there’s a crazy celebration, so that builds confidence every point,” Wlaszczuk said, “It builds up, that brings the energy up around us.”The fifth and final set was as close as the previous four, seeing the sides evenly matched for its entirety. With the game tightly contested at 15-14 in favor of the Orange, one final block from Santita Ebangwese sealed the game.After Friday’s victory over the Yellow Jackets, the Orange is starting to get back where Yelin wants. He stressed the importance of Friday’s win and the importance of continuing the forward progress. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 30, 2015 at 10:33 pm Contact Matt: [email protected]last_img read more