Facebook GARDAI are investigating an attack on a man in the city centre some time after 2am yesterday morning in Upper William Street.It is understood the victim, who is believed to be in his early twenties, was assaulted by a group of men and received a laceration to the face.He was taken to the Mid Western Regional Hospital, but was released a short time later. Print Advertisement WhatsApp Twitter Linkedin NewsLocal NewsGardai investigate assault on manBy admin – May 5, 2009 476 Email Previous articleMan dies in road accidentNext articleCollins family to march in honour of Roy’s death admin
An Elton John biopic, Rocketman, is on the way, chronicling the life of the iconic singer/songwriter from his days as a young boy in England, through his illustrious career, and to the height of his fame in the 1970s. Welsh actor Taron Egerton portrays Sir Elton John in the upcoming film, which is slated for release in theaters worldwide on May 31st, 2019. The film also stars Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, and Bryce Dallas Howard, was directed by Dexter Fletcher, and written by Lee Hall.Recently, Elton John offered up a brief performance during the biopic’s premiere at the Cannes gala party for the film. None other than Taron Egerton surprised the crowd and hopped on stage, as the two performers worked through a lush rendition of “Rocket Man”, an appropriately fitting number for the evening. John also offered up a performance of his 1982 multi-platinum hit, “I’m Still Standing”.According to Rolling Stone, John told the crowd, “This has been a very emotional night for me. Even if the movie doesn’t make one penny at the box office, which will kill Jim Gianopulos, it is the movie I wanted to make.”Watch Elton John and Taron Egerton’s “Rocket Man” performance below:Elton John & Taron Egerton – “Rocket Man” [Video: Paramount Pictures]Earlier in 2018, the prolific musician announced that he will retire from touring with an extensive 300-date tour dubbed “Farewell Yellow Brick Road.” The massive global farewell tour will likely span through to 2021, John reported on Anderson Cooper. At 70 years old, John explained his reasoning behind his farewell, noting, “My priorities have changed in my life. … My priorities now are my children, my husband, my family. I thought the time is right to say thank you to my fans and say goodbye.”Though the tour is likely to continue for years, John noted that once the tour is over, he’ll be done for good. As John explained, “I’m not going to say I’m retiring and then do a world tour. I’m not Cher.”For ticketing information and a full list of upcoming tour dates, head to Elton John’s website.[H/T Rolling Stone]
Press Association Irish rider Trevor Breen continued his winning run at Hickstead by landing Wednesday’s feature class in the Longines Royal International Horse Show. Breen prevailed after a seven-horse jump-off, clocking 40.26 seconds for a clear victory ahead of British European team gold medallist Will Funnell. Funnell, riding Billy Onslow, posted a time of 42.08, with Nicole Pavitt (Tia Semilly) third and Mark Williams (Extensa G) fourth. The show’s international classes get under way on Thursday, with Friday’s Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup round and the Longines King George V Gold Cup on Sunday being the highlights. Breen has returned to the Sussex arena after being crowned Hickstead Derby champion on Adventure De Kannan just over four weeks ago. And he wasted no time in making his presence felt as he took the Winter Grades B and C Championship aboard Classic III.
Slain University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC) student and ROTC Cadet Riley Howell will be buried with full military honors, according to officials of Wells Funeral Homes.The 21-year-old died after tackling the suspected gunman who opened fire at the school, late Tuesday.Police say Howell disarmed accused shooter 22-year-old Trystan Andrew Terrell and by doing so saved lives.According to funeral home officials, the memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, in the Stuart Auditorium at Lake Junaluska.Howell’s family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2019, in the Wells Events & Reception Center, WFH officials said.A petition asking the White House to give Howell a military funeral was filed Wednesday, a day after the shooting.As of Saturday afternoon, the petition reportedly has over 69,000 signatures, with a goal of 100,000.“Riley was an ROTC cadet and would have served his country. Instead, he died saving the lives of his classmates,” the petition reads. “For his heroism, we ask the Riley be given a burial with full military honors.”19-year-old Ellis Parlier was also killed in the attack and four others identified as Drew Pescaro, 19; Sean Dehart, 20; Rami Alramadhan, 20; and Emily Houpt, 23, were injured.Related content:Police: UNCC shooting victim tackled gunman, saved lives