4 Jun

#WATCH Maurice Quinlivan becomes Sinn Fein’s first #Limerick TD at #GE16…

first_imgLimerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Maurice Quinlivan celebrates his election with family Andrew Carey at the Limerick Count [email protected] Fein’s Maurice Quinlivan has taken the second Dail seat in the Limerick City constituency after receiving almost 3,500 transfer votes from the eliminated AAA candidate Cian Prendiville who was knocked out of the race on the fourth count.In a hotly contested constituency that has gone to the wire for the remaining two seats, Maurice Quinlivan praised the work of his team and thanked his supporters who are looking for a “progressive next government” after taking a total of 10,517 votes from the 46,761 valid ballot papers.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Maurice Quinlivan celebrates his election with familyIn doing so, the newly elected TD had a surplus of 1,164 votes having reached the 9,353 quota on the fifth count.Three exiting TDs now remain in the hunt for the last two seats as Minister for Finance Michael Noonan, Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan and Fine Gael TD Kieran O’Donnell battle for the Dail.With Michael Noonan now sitting on a total of 9,018, the Fine Gael stalwart is likely to take the third seat ahead of his party colleague Deputy O’Donnell with Jan O’Sullivan likely to retain her seat as she leads by 210 votes following the fifth count.Kieran O’Donnell is facing an election exit, but as the margin is so close, a nail-bitting finish is awaited. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsBreaking news#WATCH Maurice Quinlivan becomes Sinn Fein’s first #Limerick TD at #GE16 in over 90 yearsBy Staff Reporter – February 28, 2016 1048 Linkedin Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads center_img WhatsApp TAGSfeaturedlimerickMaurice QuinlivanSinn Fein Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook Twitter Previous articleNeville joins O’Donovan and Collins as county #Limerick TDsNext article#WATCH #Limerick retains Jan and Noonan in #GE16 as O’Donnell loses out Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

20 Sep

Man charged with pulling gun during mask dispute at Palm Beach Walmart

first_imgPalm Beach County Sheriff’s officials announced on Thursday that the Florida man who pointed a gun at another Walmart shopper who told him to wear a mask is now  facing felony charges.28-year-old Vincent Scavetta was charged with aggravated assault with a firearm and improper exhibition of a firearm after surrendering Wednesday to Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputies. At a Thursday hearing, bail was set at $15,000.According to an arrest report, Scavetta admitted to sheriff’s investigators he was the shopper in surveillance video who pulled a gun during a July 12 argument with Chris Estrada, who had told him to wear a mask because of the coronavirus pandemic. Palm Beach County requires masks be worn in stores.Scavetta told investigators he had been wearing a mask but took it off because it got wet in the rain.The argument began when Estrada’s young daughter almost walked into Scavetta and his father. The men agreed in their statements that Estrada told Scavetta he should wear a mask and Scavetta cursed at him. Estrada told Scavetta not to curse in front of his daughter.In the video, the two men can be seen yelling at each other, when Scavetta raised his middle finger at Estrada, who advanced at Scavetta pointing his umbrella.Once Scavetta started to walk away, Estrada said something more to Scavetta, and that’s when he pulled his .40-caliber handgun.Scavetta said Estrada had threatened him and his father and hit him in the forehead with his umbrella’s tip. Scavetta, who has a concealed weapons permit, told investigators he pulled out his gun because he feared for his life. He said he holstered his gun and he had his father left the store.He told detectives he felt bad that he had scared Estrada’s daughter by pulling the gun on her father.Estrada told detectives he did not want to pursue charges, but he wanted Scavetta to lose his concealed weapons permit. Detectives told Scavetta’s attorney that no charges would likely be filed if Scavetta gave up his permit, but Scavetta declined. Prosecutors then decided to pursue charges.The man who pulled a gun during a verbal altercation in @Walmart Royal Palm Beach has been arrested for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Improper Exhibition of a Firearm. Welcome to PBC Jail, son. Let this be a lesson. It could have ended badly. pic.twitter.com/Sx13OZ9i4j— PBSO (@PBCountySheriff) July 23, 2020last_img read more

17 Sep

Syracuse softball tries to avoid trap game against Siena

first_img Published on March 29, 2010 at 12:00 pm Contact Mark: [email protected] | @mark_cooperjr Kelly Saco and the Syracuse softball team can feel it — Siena might be the trap game lurking in the near future. With just one doubleheader against the Saints standing between the Orange and the bulk of its conference schedule, focus might be difficult to come by. ‘I think it’s hard (to key on Siena). That’s something everyone can agree with,’ first baseman Kelly Saco said. ‘But you’ve got to take it one day at a time because anyone can beat anyone on any day.’SU takes that mentality into today’s doubleheader on the road against the Saints (3-18), a team struggling mightily to find wins. On the surface, it should be easy enough for the Orange (14-13), who beat No. 22 Ohio State on March 19 by eight runs. Win, go home and prepare for rival Georgetown on Friday. Siena is just a minor barrier between the tough early schedule and Big East games.Syracuse expects to come away with two more wins, building momentum before it starts playing in conference. But it may be difficult to concentrate on a Siena team that only has wins against Morgan State (twice) and Coastal Carolina.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘From here on out, we have to worry about ourselves and playing to a certain level no matter who we’re playing,’ SU head coach Leigh Ross said. ‘It’s going to be our big challenge.’After a grueling nonconference slate to start the season against some of the best teams in the country, the Orange is playing some weaker nonconference foes in the Northeast, looking to pile up wins and confidence as it gets ready for the stretch run. Syracuse seems to have found a rhythm on offense, scoring runs with more consistency than it has all season. SU swept Buffalo in its home-opening doubleheader last week and is playing its best softball of the season, with Big East play on the horizon.All of the signs of progress could disappear, though, with a loss to Siena, a team that has lost 12 of its past 13 games. Ross said that there are no excuses if the Orange leaves Loudonville, N.Y., with a loss.‘It’s absolutely not (acceptable),’ Ross said. ‘I never really talk about wins and losses, but I think that for us, if we play at the level that we can play at, there should be no reason (to lose).’The Orange has had trouble maintaining a high level of play against weaker opponents. After SU’s win against Ohio State, it lost to Florida Atlantic, showing that the young team has some growing up to do. The sweep of Buffalo last week is an encouraging sign that the team is learning.‘As long as we maintain a focus on ourselves, we can avoid overlooking them,’ said pitcher Angie Sagnelli, who will be about 15 minutes away from her home in Clifton Park, N.Y., when Syracuse is at Siena. ‘(It’s about) treating everybody like they’re just another team as opposed to putting a name on their jerseys.’Syracuse swept Siena in its meeting last season, shutting out the Saints in both games of a doubleheader. Sagnelli and Brittany Gardner combined on the shutout in game one, and Jenna Caira threw a one-hitter in game two. Caira and Gardner, SU’s No. 1 and No. 2 pitchers, are expected to start tomorrow, as Ross plans on attacking Siena with Syracuse’s best.The message from the coach is simple: In order to avoid a slipup, Syracuse cannot let up.‘I’m going with our full (starting lineup). We’re going to go hard like any other game,’ Ross said. ‘I know I’m coming with the same mentality as if we’re facing Louisville.’Ideally, the Orange arrives home Tuesday night with two wins over Siena and a four-game winning streak. Without the right amount of concentration, though, SU could lose a game it has no business losing, suffering a letdown right before Big East play begins. Saco believes that the team will be ready and focused. ‘For the rest of the season, we want to win the Big East championship,’ Saco said. ‘But it’s got to be one game at a time.’[email protected]  Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more