NewsLocal NewsHome alone elderly woman confronted by 22-year-oldBy admin – July 31, 2012 835 A PROBATION report has been ordered for a convicted drug addict who kicked open the bedroom door of an old age pensioner in search of money while she slept. Ray Tully of O’Donnoghue Avenue, Janesboro, pleaded guilty at Limerick Circuit Court to the burglary of the home of his 86-year-old neighbour on June 3, 2011. Tully pleaded guilty to burglary and to criminal damage at the address after he gained entry to the house by breaking a downstairs window.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up State evidence was given where an elderly lady was home alone on the night in question, when she was confronted by a raider who kicked open her locked bedroom door before he fled the scene.The pensioner contacted her nephew who, in turn, contacted Roxboro Garda Station.Tully was arrested two days later and made admissions to breaking the window and causing the damage valued at €500 and entering the property in search of money to feed his drug habit.“I was stoned out of my head,” he told gardai when questioned about the incident, “but I wish I could apologise to that lady now”.The woman, who suffered no injury only the trauma of the frightful experience, it was said, had locked her bedroom door for security reasons as she lived alone.Tully told gardai that he thought the house was unoccupied and that there might be something contained in the locked room.The court heard that the accused had previous convictions for criminal damage, possession of drugs and public order incidents. He also had convictions for the possession of a knife and certain implements as well as for theft.22-year-old Tully received a short sentence for a similar burglary matter, Judge Carroll Moran heard, and that he was on remand since December 11 last.Mark Nicholas, defence counsel, said that the accused fell into heroin addiction when he was 15 and that issues developed connected to his drug taking.The court heard that Tully immediately left upon finding the pensioner inside and that it was not a “clever” crime and something that was more “spontaneous” than anything else.He added that Tully was dealing with his addictions, and a letter from his drug counsellor was furnished to the court.Judge Carroll Moran adjourned the matter until October 2 next, remanded the accused in custody and asked for an updated report from the Probation Services. Twitter Facebook Linkedin Print Email Advertisement WhatsApp Previous articleStored over 90,000 cigarettes for ‘sinister group’Next articleHijacked taxi driver tells court of panic attacks admin
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York TIMOTHY’S PICKLONG ISLAND ODDITIES: CURIOUS LOCALES, UNUSUAL OCCURRENCES AND UNLIKELY URBAN ADVENTURES BY JOHN & LAURA LEITAIf you were born and raised on Long Island, you know that it’s a strange, strange place. Growing up here, you sort of just accept it as such and go about your daily ways. Perhaps in elementary school you learn about the Big Duck and Big Indian Chief. Maybe in middle school you begin to hear stories about Mount Misery and the Massapequa Hell House. By high school you’re making treks out to the Amityville Horror House, King’s Park Psych Center, Pilgrim State and Montauk, smoking cigarettes while snooping around the giant radar tower and cemented-over bunkers where the abductions, mind-control and time-travel experiments took place. By college you know all about Lake Ronkonkoma, the Fire Island Lighthouse and Bellmore Pool Hall. Recently published, this book does a decent job chronicling the trip down memory lane. They left out the chapter about the reptilian-oids, though. Now that’s truly odd.CHRIS’ PICKTHE CLASH HITS BACK & SOUND SYSTEM (LEGACY RECORDINGS)I don’t care if you’re into rock, reggae, hip-hop, blues, jazz or salsa, this is the Holy Grail of greatest hits and box sets and it will make you and your loved ones that much better human beings. The two-disc Hits Back drops Sept. 9 and replicates the set played at the Brixton Fair Deal (now the Academy) on July 19, 1982, along with crushing numbers that failed to make the gig. Designed by bassist Paul Simonon and invading Sept. 10, 80s boombox-shaped Sound System not only includes newly re-mastered versions of all five Clash LPs—1977’s The Clash, 1978’s Give ‘Em Enough Rope, 1979’s London Calling, 1980’s Sandinista! and 1982’s Combat Rock (!!!)—but three discs of singles, demos, B-sides and rarities, a DVD with all of the band’s videos, including unseen footage, reprints, a new issue of The Only Band That Matters’ fanzine Armagideon Times, a poster, stickers, dog tags, badges and a giant cigarette, among other memorabilia. No armadillos though, unfortunately.SPENCER’S PICKAN ORGANIC HOME-GROWN TOMATOOur juicy “fruit” of summer: A big red tomato picked from the good Earth at the Robert M. Kubecka Memorial Organic Garden, a 17-acre piece of paradise located just near the intersection of Dunlop and Greenlawn roads that is prime property for the Town of Huntington’s Organic Garden Program. This was our first season. There’s a waiting list to get one of the 20 by 30 feet plots, which rent for $25 a year, but the manure is free and so is the mulch. And the value of harvesting something fresh that has a little bit of your self in every bite is priceless. Because you know—and the blisters on your hands bear mute witness—that you were out there in the hot sun and the rain, tearing up the weeds, fighting the insects to a draw and trying to get an edge on the unknown forces that always threaten to shape the destiny of your produce before it reaches your kitchen counter.RASHED’S PICKBRAGG ORGANIC RAW – UNFILTERED APPLE CIDER VINEGARUnpasteurized and naturally gluten-free, this health heal-all elixir is replete with the amazing “Mother” of vinegar—that thick gooey slick settling at the bottom of the bottle—strand-like chains of protein enzyme molecules that your body needs oh–so-badly. Swig it straight from the bottle, toss it back in a shot glass, or slather it atop some Greek food, apple cider vinegar has been imbibed for thousands of years for its health benefits and pseudo-magical medicinal qualities. These include relieving inflammation, helping the immune and digestive systems, skin, hair and muscles, among so many others. At less than $8 for a 32-oz. jug (this one was purchased at Organic Corner in Massapequa), you simply can’t go wrong. Buy this and drink it! Thank me later, friends.
Therefore, 47% of trustees in small schemes have professional qualifications, compared with 16% for large schemes.Additionally, smaller schemes seem to have a greater propensity to delegate externally, and larger schemes internally, consistent with available resources.This, in turn, explains why large schemes spend on average 5.4 basis points on governance, while mid-sized schemes face a cost of 9.7bps and small schemes 13bps.The index found that third-party adviser costs accounted for the largest proportion of governance spending, at 70% for larger schemes and 52% for smaller schemes, and the vast majority of these costs are for actuarial and investment advice.Chris Hogg from the Royal Mail Pension Plan said the survey came from a desire to better understand the governance structures of others, as a context for decision making and formulating ideas.Sorca Kelly-Scholte, managing director of client strategy and research at Russell Investments, added that it was common for governance arrangements to develop and grow over time.“For the governance structure to be sound, it needs regular attention and review, just like any other arrangement a scheme puts in place,” he said.“Good governance doesn’t guarantee better outcomes, but it can materially improve the chance that schemes will reach their objectives.” Pensions funds in the UK are increasingly concerned about their governance structure and most of them have undertaken a process to improve it, a new survey has found.According to the Russell Pensions Governance Index – launched in partnership with the Royal Mail Pension Plan, Telent and Saul pension schemes – 70% of large and 69% of mid-sized schemes said they were in the process of changing their governance structures.In comparison, only 27% of small schemes said they were engaged in such a process.However, the report stressed that smaller schemes had a higher proportion of trustees with professional qualifications on their committees than larger schemes.
For now, Shoemaker’s options include surgery and non-surgical treatment.“I feel like I can be ready whenever it’s ready,” he said. “We just have to fix the problem first, and I think we’ve gotten closer to doing this.”The veteran right-hander has been limited to 15 starts the last two seasons.ALSOPitcher Blake Wood, on the 10-day disabled list with right elbow impingement, might continue his minor league rehabilitation assignment before being activated, Scioscia said. Wood has pitched twice this week for Class-A Inland Empire. … New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. took batting practice as a guest of the Rays. He hit two balls over the outfield wall right-handed and hit a line drive to right field left-handed on his final swing.UP NEXTRays (RHP Sergio Romo, 1-0, 4.96 ERA) vs. Angels (LHP Andrew Heaney, 2-2, 3.93 ERA), Saturday, 6 p.m., Fox Sports West Listed at 5-foot-11 and 190 pounds in the team’s media guide, Hermosillo did not profile as a power hitter when he was plucked out of high school in the 28th round of the 2013 draft. In 2017, before Hermosillo earned a spot on the Angels’ 40-man roster, he hit a career-high nine home runs across three minor league levels.Six weeks into the 2018 season, Hermosillo had six home runs with Salt Lake.“That’s never been the case before,” he said. “My strikeouts were a little up at first but now I’m starting to get the hang of that with the new approach, new swing, et cetera. I’m working out the kinks. I feel good right now. Especially the last 10 games, I’ve been seeing the ball well, not chasing pitches as much. Hopefully, I can just take that into today.”Hermosillo had a .267 batting average and .366 on-base percentage to go along with his .481 slugging percentage at Salt Lake. He stole 35 bases in 120 minor league games last year and was successful in seven of his first 10 attempts this year at Salt Lake.Sign up for Home Turf and get 3 exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Between Calhoun’s struggles and Justin Upton’s left hand injury, Hermosillo’s first call-up might be short-lived. The Angels would prefer Calhoun reach base closer to his .330 career mark than the major league low .196 he’s posted in 2018. So long as Calhoun’s bat is a liability, Hermosillo should have a chance to steal plate appearances. Clippers, Mavericks brace for the unknown in Game 4 Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error A Chris Archer fastball left a bruise on Upton’s left hand Thursday. He isn’t expected to visit the disabled list, but Manager Mike Scioscia said Friday was too soon for Upton to pick up a bat. If nothing else, Hermosillo provides needed depth. Chris Young got a rare start in left field Friday.Peña, a right-hander, allowed two runs in 1 2/3 innings Thursday against the Rays in his second stint with the Angels this year.SHOEMAKER UPDATEPitcher Matt Shoemaker is scheduled to meet with Dr. Susan MacKinnon in St. Louis on Monday, a follow-up visit to determine treatment for the nerve issue in his right forearm.The pitcher said his prognosis was still pending a consultation between MacKinnon and the Angels’ in-house team of doctors.“She thinks it’s a nerve compression,” Shoemaker said. “Something is pushing down on my nerve causing this to repeat.”Related Articles ANAHEIM — When Michael Hermosillo arrived at Angel Stadium early Friday afternoon for his first major league game, not many players were around. He said at least three guys beat him to the ballpark: Andrew Heaney, Matt Shoemaker and Mike Trout.“Just to get a hug from Trout, a guy like that, is just awesome,” Hermosillo said.Hermosillo, 23, showed up early enough that he had all afternoon to let the fuzzy feeling subside before playing the Tampa Bay Rays. He was penciled into the No. 9 spot in the batting order and started in right field. Kole Calhoun, mired in a season-long slump, was given a day off.To make room for Hermosillo on the active roster, pitcher Felix Peña was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake. Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Mike Trout, with bat and glove, helps Angels end losing streak Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros
Antonio Brown isn’t ‘angry’ with Steelers, but still wants trade In an exclusive interview with ESPN, Brown clarified that he isn’t “angry” with the organization that drafted him in the sixth round in 2010, but he still wants to be dealt. He also discussed Steelers GM Kevin Colbert and his recent remarks about quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.Colbert said Roethlisberger “has 52 kids under him, quite honestly,” and expressed his desire for players to turn to the veteran as a mentor.”He pretty much just explained what I already had told everyone,” Brown said. “He just confirmed it. He confirmed everything I said.” Richard Sherman: Free agent Earl Thomas ‘going to Dallas’ if money is equal One team appears to be out of the running for Antonio Brown.According to NFL Media, which cited unidentified sources, the 49ers “won’t be in play” for the Steelers wide receiver, who requested a trade from Pittsburgh earlier this month. The report noted that Niners general manager John Lynch has not engaged in discussions with the Steelers, even though San Francisco was rumored to be one of Brown’s preferred destinations.The Steelers already have made it clear that they would rather not send him to an AFC North team or the Patriots. Related News Brown has been active on social media since he missed the Steelers’ final week of practice and sat out the regular-season finale against the Bengals amid an alleged feud with Roethlisberger.He posted a lengthy video on his Instagram account last week while doing cardio on an elliptical, making it clear that he wants a new team, guaranteed money and a different nickname in his fresh start.The recently dubbed “Mr. Big Chest” has also dealt with some legal troubles, including an alleged domestic dispute and being found guilty of reckless driving after failing to make a court appearance. He had been cited for driving over 100 mph in Pittsburgh in November.