‘Well liked’ man stabbed to death in city

first_imgEmail Linkedin Advertisement Print THE 54 year old man who was found stabbed to death at his Wickham Street apartment on Friday has been described as a “very well liked” member of the community. It is believed that Martin Purcell, a father of two and former Eircom worker, was known to his attacker, as no signs of forced entry to his apartment were found by investigating gardaí at Henry Street. The Assistant State Pathologist Dr Khalid Jabbar attended the scene and confirmed that Mr Purcell died from multiple stab wounds.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Forensic and technical examinations were carried out at the Wickham Street apartment and extended to a second flat on Upper Gerald Griffin Street.It is understood that a possible murder weapon was recovered during the weekend.Mr. Purcell was not known to gardaí and was last seen in the Wickham Street area on Wednesday September 28, two days before he was found dead.A 32-year-old man was arrested on Sunday afternoon in  connection to the murder.He is being detained at Henry Street Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.Superintendent Frank O’Brien told a press briefing that Mr. Purcell was a very well liked member of the community.“He comes from a very well known family in Limerick and worked all his life.“Unfortunately, in recent years he suffered a degree of disability, which prevented him from carrying out a full-time job, but he was very well liked in the area”.The victim is survived by his son Barry and daughter Amy, sisters Angela and Susan and brother Barry. WhatsAppcenter_img NewsLocal News‘Well liked’ man stabbed to death in cityBy admin – October 3, 2011 748 Previous articleMurray and O’Gara to start at 9 and 10Next articleLee triumphs in Atlantic City admin Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

#Video Limerick – Open your eyes

first_imgLimerick’s Maeve McGrath heading up Kerry Film Festival Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleKiller tells trial Dundon ordered murder from prison cellNext articleCan Ballynanty bring the cup back to Limerick? admin Conference to explore Limerick sieges Facebook President praises Made in Limerick project Linkedin Jack Corbett and Pamela McGlynn at the launch of the World Chip Championship.Celebrating Limerick as Ireland’s first National City of Culture 2014Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up http://www.limerickcityofculture.iehttps://www.facebook.com/LimerickCity…https://twitter.com/limerick2014 WhatsAppcenter_img TAGSLimerick City of Culture 2014 NewsCommunity#Video Limerick – Open your eyesBy admin – May 22, 2014 1203 Limerick to bid for European Capital of Culture 2020 Final countdown to Limerick’s future – or not – as European Capital of Culture 2020 Limerick City of Culture 2014 scoops theatre award Twitter Print Advertisementlast_img read more

Members will love you when you offer these brilliant savings options

first_img 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Who doesn’t love to make an easy buck? There’s nothing better than feeling a little flush from time to time, especially when it requires little effort on your part. Tech savvy individuals, Millennials in particular, have making easy money down to a science. From selling goods online, using apps for automatic cash back, or surveys for free gift cards, there’s almost an art to making a little extra cash. But, wouldn’t it be great if there were more regulated ways to rack up some side cash? With creative enhancements to your credit union software, there are!Companies such as Acorns.com or Bank of America’s “Keep the Change” program have become popular, offering savings techniques that are almost effortless, rounding up your purchase and investing your spare change. However, many of these Millennials may not realize that similar technology is available right where they are already banking – at their local credit union. By maximizing core technology, financial institutions are able to offer these credit union savings solutions and benefits to members.Of Americans surveyed recently, fewer than 1 out of 5 people reported that saving money is their top financial priority. Most were merely trying to stay current with their bills, with only a handful actually working to pay down their debt. Delving further, those that were attempting to save a few dollars were of a younger subset, and potentially not as leveraged with household expenses as others. Items such as mortgages, auto loans, and family expenses often take priority, and having a savings plan can be a challenge. Creative solutions are needed (and appreciated) when it comes to saving money for a member’s rainy day fund. continue reading »last_img read more

Marshall to play for United States in Regional Super 50

first_imgMIAMI, Florida, (CMC) – West Indies flop Xavier Marshall will turn out for United States in the Regional Super50 starting later this month, after being named in the 14-man squad for the one-day tournament.The 31-year-old Jamaican played seven Tests and 24 One-Day Internationals for West Indies but failed to make much of an impression during an underwhelming career.He managed just two Test half-centuries and a single hundred in ODIs – an unbeaten 157 against Canada 10 years ago.Marshall disappeared from international cricket in 2009 following poor form and last appeared in the West Indies domestic competition five years ago, when he represented Jamaica in the one-day tournament.He subsequently migrated to the United States.Marshall follows in the footsteps of fellow Jamaican and Test star, Jermaine Lawson, who also turned out for the United States four years ago at the ICC World Cricket League Division Three tournament in Kuala Lumpur. Lawson played Test 13 Tests.Marshall, a powerful right-hander, joins former India Under-19 players Saurabh Netravalkar and Sunny Sohal, in the US squad.United States will do battle in Group B of the Regional Super50 which runs from January 30 to February 24, alongside Jamaica Scorpions, Leeward Islands Hurricanes, Guyana Jaguars and English County Kent.The group will be staged in Antigua while Group A, comprising reigning champions Barbados Pride, Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, Combined Campuses & Colleges Marooners, Windward Islands Volcanoes and English County Hampshire, will be contested in Barbados.last_img read more

Syracuse football recruiting roundup: Sean Riley and Devon Clarke pledge to SU, Lindsey Scott decommits and more

first_img Published on January 19, 2016 at 2:45 am Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds Riley is ranked with three stars and as the 22nd best “all-purpose back” in the 2016 class according to 247Sports.com’s composite rankings. He was a threat for Narbonne both as a runner and a pass-catcher, compiling 1,518 rushing yards and 424 receiving yards as a senior, according to MaxPreps.com. Riley also held offers from Utah, Wyoming and San Diego State.Devon ClarkeClarke committed to the Orange while on his official visit. He originally tried pledging to SU in July, but his commitment was turned down by the previous coaching staff. The Osceola (Florida) High School safety had never taken a visit to Syracuse and then-tight ends and tackles coach Jake Moreland told him he’d have to visit before committing. The 5-foot-11, 205-pound Zachary (Louisiana) High School signal-caller was named Louisiana’s Gatorade Player of the Year. He is ranked with three stars and as the 28th best dual-threat quarterback in the 2016 class according to 247Sports’ composite rankings. Rex Culpepper, who is enrolled for the spring semester, is the only other quarterback currently in the 2016 class.Scott also has offers from Tulane and Rutgers among others. On Monday, he tweeted that he’s also received an offer from Maryland, where Shafer is now the defensive coordinator. Four-star quarterback Dwayne Haskins flipped his commitment on Monday from Maryland to Ohio State, potentially opening up a spot for Scott.Evan FosterSafety Evan Foster received an in-home visit from Syracuse secondary coach Nick Monroe on Monday. Foster decommitted from Bowling Green following Babers’ move from the Falcons to the Orange. He is also still being recruited by BGSU and received an in-home visit from their coaches on Monday, too. As of Jan. 6, he hadn’t heard from the new staff. But then he was invited to SU and was offered a scholarship on Sunday night. The 6-foot-3, 185-pound Clarke joins cornerback Carl Jones and safety Scoop Bradshaw as the third member of the secondary in the 2016 recruiting class.Lindsey ScottAbout an hour after Clarke committed to Syracuse on Sunday night, quarterback Lindsey Scott decommitted. He originally chose SU on Oct. 5 while Scott Shafer was still head coach. Despite the coaching change, Scott stayed on with the Orange, at least until Sunday. On Friday, co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Sean Lewis visited Scott. Jo-El ShawThree-star running back Jo-El Shaw tweeted that Syracuse is one of his top three options along with Pittsburgh and Western Michigan. The 6-foot-1, 215-pound Shaw is ranked with three stars and as the 76th best running back in the 2016 class by 247Sports’ composite rankings. He received an in-home visit from Lewis and running backs coach Mike Hart. Jawon HamiltonRunning back target Jawon Hamilton verbally committed to Central Florida on Sunday. He previously reportedly had an official visit to Syracuse set up for this upcoming weekend.center_img Comments With just over two weeks until National Signing Day, Syracuse’s 2016 recruiting class continued taking shape this weekend. The Orange’s current class sits at 13, seven of which verbally committed since head coach Dino Babers’ hiring on Dec. 5. Nine players have left the class since then.The weekend was highlighted by Sean Riley and Devon Clarke’s commitments and Lindsey Scott’s decommitment.Here’s a breakdown of what’s transpired recently in the world of Syracuse football recruiting.Sean RileyRiley, a 5-foot-9, 165-pound athlete from Narbonne (California) High School, flipped his pledge to the Orange on Sunday afternoon after previously being committed to Arizona. He took an official visit to SU this weekend along with two other Narbonne teammates Cedric Byrd and Devaughn Cooper, who are both wide receivers.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Related Stories Syracuse football recruiting: 2016 athlete Sean Riley flips from Arizona to SyracuseSyracuse football recruiting: Safety Devon Clarke joins Orange’s 2016 class after initial commitment in July wasn’t acceptedSyracuse football recruiting: Quarterback Lindsey Scott’s decommitment makes him 9th player to leave 2016 classSyracuse football recruiting: 3-star 2016 DE Kendall Coleman flips commitment from Western Michigan to SyracuseSyracuse football hires Asil Mulbah as director of recruiting Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Home Run Derby 2019: Three takeaways from Pete Alonso’s win over Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

first_img MLB All-Star 2019: CC Sabathia receives invite, will be honored before game Bell and Alonso entered the day as favorites, but Bell had a first-round exit after hitting 18 compared to Acuña’s 25. Alonso survived by knocking out the hometown-favorite Santana in the first round and made it to the finals with a walk off to knock out Acuña.Alonso ended up winning the contest, beating out Guerrero in the finals for $1 million and the derby championship. Related News Santana spent the first seven years of his career in Cleveland and was traded back to the Indians after spending a year with the Phillies.He is batting .297. MLB All-Star Game 2019: Yankees’ Gleyber Torres added to AL team as injury replacement Justin Verlander ‘100%’ believes MLB is juicing balls for more home runs Everybody loves the long ball and there was plenty of that Monday in this year’s Home Run Derby.Matt Chapman, Pete Alonso, Josh Bell, Alex Bregman, Joc Pederson, Ronald Acuña Jr., Carlos Santana and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. all showed their stuff at Progressive Field, but it was the young stars who stole the show. Let loose. ❄️🐻 pic.twitter.com/vZfYAAxD02— New York Mets (@Mets) July 9, 2019Chapman, the top seed who had the unfortunate luck of being pitted against Guerrero, was eliminated in the first round.Here are three takeaways from the 2019 Home Run Derby:Vladimir Guerrero Jr. proves he belongs, and then someGuerrero wanted 30 in the first round. He didn’t get it, but he was certainly close.Guerrero ended regulation with 24 home runs — the most of anyone in the first round — but then had a 30 second bonus. It was in that time the 20-year-old third baseman fired off five more homers to set a derby record. He beat Josh Hamilton’s previous mark of 28 in a round.MADE FOR THE MOMENT! #PLAKATA 💥 | #LetsGoBlueJays pic.twitter.com/7S9le7RSoS— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) July 9, 2019As the youngest player in the derby, many wondered how Guerrero would handle the pressure after he had just eight home runs before the All-Star break.He proved his first-round feat wasn’t just a one time thing. He hit 29 again in regulation during the semifinals against Pederson. When that round finally ended, he had the most home runs (69) in a single derby ever and still had a round to go.Guerrero finished with 91 total homers.The derby had its first ever swing offPederson and Guerrero were in the playoffs. Yes, the playoffs. While they both hope to be competing in the postseason after the second half of the season, they were in another high-pressure scenario Monday.Pederson and Guerrero were tied throughout the second round and extra time, which forced a swing off for the first-time ever. Each batter got three swings, Guerrero picked his cautiously but only had one home run. Pederson also had just one homer in the first swing off.The two went toe-to-toe again but it was Guerrero who had the edge, beating Pederson 40 to 39.We’re watching HISTORY! #PLAKATA 💥| #LetsGoBlueJays pic.twitter.com/1TEKh6G4YU— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) July 9, 2019Carlos Santana couldn’t get it done in front of a home crowd.Santana received by far the biggest cheer during the player introductions to start the night. If anyone is used to hitting in the park, it’s the Indians infielder.But, he was eliminated from the derby in the first round after Alonso beat his mark of 13. Santana, who entered with 19 homers so far this season, struggled Monday. It took him about a minute to get going and he was able to gain momentum with 90 seconds left. Despite the early elimination, Santana, who is a first time All-Star, still enjoyed his day“I’m excited, especially here in Cleveland. I’m going to enjoy it,” Santana said.last_img read more

Picture Shows Killer Clown Suspect Dressed as Clown for Halloween

first_imgNewly released court records in the local 1990 killer clown case show that investigators have discovered a photo of suspect Sheila Keen Warren wearing a clown costume for Halloween many years after the murder.In the photo, Warren is smiling, with her cheeks, nose and lips painted red. She is wearing an orange short sleeve blouse, black skirt and a scarf with ghosts and pumpkins, and appears to be standing in the kitchen of the Purple Cow restaurant in Kingsport, Tennessee. She and her husband, Michael Warren, owned and operated the restaurant until late 2016.Investigators arrested her two years ago in the fatal shooting of 40-year-old Marlene Warren in Wellington.One worker told investigators that employees would wear costumes on Halloween. He added that one year, a woman he knew as “Debbie” Warren dressed up as a witch. That worker later found the photo of Warren and turned it over to the investigators.The photo is now evidence being held by Palm Beach County prosecutors, who are seeking the death penalty for Sheila Warren.It is unknown whether the clown photo can or will be used in her trial, for which jury selection is scheduled to begin on January 31.last_img read more

Leafs slide continues as Rockies rally to 5-3 KIJHL victory

first_imgDavin Burton scored the winning goal 57 seconds into the third period sparking the Columbia Valley Rockies to a 5-3 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Nelson Leafs Friday night in Invermere.The loss was the fourth straight for the Green and White, and the fifth time in the last six games Nelson has dropped points. Nelson jumped to a 2-0 lead late in the first period on goals by Alex Meeker and Logan Wullum, the latter a shorthanded marker.But Mike Dyck, his first of two in the game, cut the lead in half with a goal before the buzzer.last_img


first_img-30- TRAINER QUOTES GARY STEVENS, ASHLEYLUVSSUGAR, WINNER: “I had confidence going in. He relaxed like a dream for me. I knew if he would relax, we’d have a good chance. I was loaded going into the turn, a horse came up to our outside, he got headed but he’s tough, he likes a fight.“He loves it, just loves it; he went pretty easy. I watched his last race, when Mike (Smith) was on him and he battled back then too. Those were different kinds of horses but he really came back for Mike when he went left-handed with the whip. I noticed he really responded for Mike last time and he did the same for me today. He made the lead and was looking for someone else to challenge him.”VICTOR ESPINOZA, FINNEGANS WAKE, SECOND: “I didn’t really think we had it, not today. He was a little bit flat today, all the way, as soon as he came out of the gate. He was a little lazy, not really running, he was empty all the way. I was surprised, he ran a good race still. I got next to the winner and was hoping I could get some company and cruise a little bit more but it’s one of those things. It was not his day.” JOCKEY QUOTES PETER EURTON, ASHLEYLUVSSUGAR, WINNER: “I just told Gary to keep him relaxed. He watched tapes on him and talked to Mike (Smith) about him. The question was just whether he’d just be too keen early, and Mike said, ‘Put ’em to sleep.’ It was just an amazing ride.”Future race? “We’ll wait now for the San Juan Capistrano (about 1 ¾ miles on turf June 28).”NOTES: The winning owners are Sharon Alesia of Carlsbad; Michael Mellen (Bran Jam Stable) of Connecticut; and Joe Ciaglia of Upland.last_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (March 12, 2016)–Last with a quarter mile to run, Kobe’s Back came rolling through the lane to take Saturday’s Grade II, $300,000 San Carlos Stakes by 1 ¼ lengths under Gary Stevens. Owned by Lee and Susan Searing’s CRK Stable and trained by Peter Eurton, favored Kobe’s Back covered the seven furlong San Carlos in 1:22.20.Saturday’s win by the 5-year-old Kentucky-bred son of Flatter followed another last to first thriller in the Grade II, six furlong Palos Verdes Stakes on Feb. 7 and thus represented his first back-to-back stakes triumph in his 18th overall start.“It’s the best he’s ever broken (from the starting gate),” said Stevens. I’ve been aboard him in a couple of workouts in the mornings before his last race and again last week, and there have been a few times that he’s wanted to go after horses in front of him and I’ve let him. What I found out is that he’s not only a great stretch runner, but he’s a good turn runner.“And that wasn’t the case last year. With a little time off and the addition of blinkers, it’s made him a lot more focused…I knew at the half mile pole that they were all in deep water and that’s a pretty good feeling.”Breaking from the far outside in a field of eight older horses, Kobe’s back was off at 2-1 and paid $6.00, $3.60 and $2.60. With the winner’s share of $180,000, he increased his earnings to $952,250.“Did you see how he came out of the gate?” said Eurton. “He broke too fresh, and that was good. He’s just good right now. He’s the best he’s been in so long. Gary hustled him a little bit and then he kind of let him fall back. He’ll probably run next at Churchill Downs on Derby Day (May 7, in the Churchill Downs Stakes at seven furlongs).”Ridden by Tyler Baze, Coastline rallied gamely for the place, finishing a half length in front of Calculator. Off at 13-1, Coastline paid $9.60 and $4.20.Calculator, with Flavien Prat up, completed the all-grey trifecta and paid $2.80 to show.Fractions on the race were 22.79, 45.16 and 1:09.84.last_img read more