‘Shameless’ actor in the dock as robbery lookout

first_imgPrint Twitter FOLLOWING his extradition from the UK, a British TV actor has pleaded guilty to the theft of over €5,000 in cash from a Moneygram outlet in Limerick city over three years ago.Craig Fitzpatrick, 25, with a previous address at Emmet Place, St Joseph’s Street, was brought before a special sitting of the District Court where he pleaded guilty to the robbing €5,200 from Meed Beauty, Parnell Street, on August 15, 2009.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Gardai had been searching for the accused and he was arrested by London Police on foot of a European arrest warrant issued on 2010.Fitzpatrick, who was remanded in custody after pleading guilty last week, had appeared in the Channel 4 hit comedy series Shameless and Waterloo Road on the BBC.Garda Pat Whelan, Roxboro, executed the warrant at Shannon Airport after detectives travelled to the UK to return Fitzpatrick to Ireland to face the charges. The DPP directed that he matter could be dealt with summarily on a guilty plea only. John Devane, assigned legal aid solicitor, entered that plea on behalf of that father of three. The accused had been granted bail in 2009 when he first appeared in court on the charges but he failed to appear at the next sitting and the arrest warrant was issued.When he the case was heard this week, Judge Eugene O’Kelly convicted Fitzpatrick for his part in acting as a lookout during the robbery. Four months of a 10 month sentence have been suspended and the former TV star must stay out of Limerick for two years after he is released.The robbery of €5,200 was described as an “act of violence” by the judge during the sitting. Linkedin Facebook Advertisementcenter_img Email NewsLocal News‘Shameless’ actor in the dock as robbery lookoutBy admin – September 27, 2012 1114 WhatsApp Previous articleShannon and Young Munster kick off UBL liveNext articlePublic invited to UL to celebrate 40th anniversary adminlast_img read more

Bolivia Aims to Export Coca Leaves

first_img about coca leaves and tea…these are Great for everybody..great for exercise and mental clarity…..NOW..what about importing leaves to make cocaine??? … simple economics says this NOT viable financially !! period…nor even close ….Wake up you assholes !!! Having persuaded the United Nations to classify coca leaf chewing as legal, Bolivia will now focus on trying to export leaves on an industrial scale, President Evo Morales said on January 17. China is interested in buying coca leaf to make tea, he told a news conference. Chewing coca leaves is a centuries old tradition in Bolivia. It has a mild stimulant effect, eases stomach pain and is used against altitude sickness in the Andes. The leaf is also the raw ingredient for cocaine. Bolivia withdrew from the Vienna-based UN Convention on Narcotic Drugs last year in protest over the label of “illegal drug” on coca leaves. This month it was readmitted after winning an opt-out that allows its population to keep chewing the leaves. Countries that objected included the United States, Britain, France and Germany. Morales, who is also the leader of a coca-growers union, said “the next battle, of course, is going to be how to export coca leaves.” Bolivia will first consult with other countries allied with it in the regional organization Bolivarian Alliance for the People of the Americas, or ALBA, Morales said. He said Chinese diplomats in Bolivia have expressed interest in buying tons of coca leaves for making tea. Bolivia is the Andean region’s third largest producer of coca leaves, after Peru and Colombia. By Dialogo January 22, 2013last_img read more

California Man Convicted in Slaying of Estranged Wife’s Boyfriend

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Nassau County jury on Tuesday convicted a California man for the November 2015 slaying of his estranged wife’s boyfriend in Valley Stream.Deon Ewers, 51, was found guilty of second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon. He faces 25 years to life in prison.Prosecutors argued that Ewers killed 34-year-old Majid Morris in cold blood, pumping five bullets into the man while he lay in bed.Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said Ewers was in a “fit of rage” when he flew from California to New York on Nov. 6. After arriving, Ewers went to his estranged wife’s home in Valley Stream under the guise of surprising her and their son, but instead turned the house into a crime scene after shooting Morris multiple times and fleeing the scene.Ewers’ teenage son called 911. Morris was pronounced dead about an hour after the shooting. Ewers was arrested the next day in Oceanside.Ewers claimed he was defending himself, but he did not convince the jury, which deliberated for less than a day.Prosecutors said investigators recovered five shell casings, bullet fragments in the bed, the victim’s DNA on Ewers’ pants, blood smears on the sheets, and a bullet-ridden pillow.Ewers will be sentenced May 4 before Acting Nassau County Supreme Court Judge Meryl Berkowitz.last_img read more

Applications for the free incubation program Creative Tourism Lab Opatija are open

first_imgThe program is intended for young people in the area of ​​Opatija, but applications are also available to all other persons from the region who have creative and entrepreneurial inclinations related to tourism.  The City of Opatija, in cooperation with Silos Group doo and its partner, the Faculty of Management in Tourism and Hospitality, is organizing a program of free workshops called “Creative Tourism Lab Opatija – incubation program”. The goal of the workshops is to provide support for young people and entrepreneurs with creative and innovative ideas in the field of tourism. Through two modules, participants will have the opportunity to learn from experts how to create a visual identity, lay the foundations of a brand, define a business model and marketing strategies, create a business plan, create websites and other useful skills. Attachment: “Creative Tourism Lab- incubation program” Workshop schedulecenter_img Workshops will be conducted twice a week in the space Villas Antonio in Opatija in period from April 4 to May 22, 2019, and upon successful completion of the program for participants with the best ideas, a cash prize in the amount of HRK 3.000,00 for the first, HRK 2.000,00 for the second and HRK 1.000,00 for the third place. Applications are open until Monday, March 25, 2019. We application form, and more information can be found on the official website.last_img read more

Big knockout may set up Pacquiao-Marquez five

first_imgCHAMPION—Juan Manuel Marquez, from Mexico, wears the champion’s belt as his fist is raised by referee Kenny Bayless after his sixth round knockout of Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, in their WBO world welterweight fight Dec. 8, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) Unable to win a decision in their first three fights, Marquez won the old-fashioned way with a huge right hand that put Pacquiao down for the second time in the fight at 2:59 of the sixth round.Referee Kenny Bayless never bothered to count as Marquez leaped into his handlers’ arms in celebration and Pacquiao’s wife broke into tears at ringside. “I threw a perfect punch,” Marquez said. “I knew Manny could knock me out at any time.”It was a stunning end to a thrilling fight, the fourth one in the last eight years between the two men. It could also be the end of the Filipino’s career, though he said in the ring afterward he would like to fight Marquez for a fifth time.“If you give us a chance, we’ll fight again,” Pacquiao said. “I was just starting to feel confident and then I got careless.”Pacquiao had been down in the third round but knocked Marquez down in the fifth and the two were exchanging heavy blows in the sixth round before Marquez threw a right hand that flattened Pacquiao face down on the canvas.“I thought I was getting him in the last couple of rounds but I got hit by a strong punch,” Pacquiao said. “I never expected that punch.”Pacquiao was down for about two minutes before his handlers managed to get him up as Marquez celebrated and the sold-out crowd at the MGM erupted.After being helped to his corner, Pacquiao sat on a stool, blew his nose and stared vacantly ahead as his handlers cut his gloves off. It was a stunning end to a furious fight, and Pacquiao was later taken to a hospital for precautionary examination.“We always worked on that punch,” Marquez said. “We knew he was going to come out aggressive so we had a fight plan that was more technical. We were able to capitalize on it.”Marquez had vowed to finally beat Pacquiao after losing two close fights and settling for a draw in the first fight. But after Pacquiao knocked him down in the fifth round and was landing big left hands, it looked like it would be Pacquiao’s night.The two came out for the sixth round and the pace was just as relentless. Both were landing big punches and both were brawling when suddenly as the round came to close Marquez shot out a right hand that landed flush to the jaw of Pacquiao, who crumpled to the canvas in a heap.“I felt he was coming to knock me out the last three rounds and I knew he was going to be wide open,” Marquez said.It was the second loss in a row for Pacquiao, who dropped a decision to Timothy Bradley in June and who had vowed to regain his prominence in the ring.Pacquiao was aggressive from the opening bell, but paid the price in the third round when he got caught by a Marquez right hand that put him down. Pacquiao got back up and seemingly took control of the fight, dropping Marquez in the fifth round and landing the bigger punches until he was dropped.“I got hit by a punch I didn’t see,” Pacquiao said.Pacquiao, who earned more than $20 million for the fight, was ahead 47-46 on all three scorecards after the fifth round.There was no title at stake in the 147-pound fight, but that didn’t stop 16,348 fans from filling the MGM Grand Arena and roaring in unison from the opening bell as the two fighters went after each other.Ringside punching stats underscored the ferocity of the bout, showing Pacquiao landing 94 of 256 punches to 52 of 246 for Marquez. But it was the one big right hand from Marquez that counted more than anything, knocking Pacquiao out for the first time in a career that goes back 17 years.“He was in charge,” Pacquiao’s trainer, Freddie Roach said. “He just got a little too careless and got hit with a punch he didn’t see.”Promoter Bob Arum immediately said he could see a fifth fight between the two boxers, and a dazed Pacquiao seemed to agree.“Why not?” he said.Pacquiao weighed the class limit of 147 pounds, but it was Marquez who looked like the stronger fighter entering the ring after having bulked up with the help of a strength conditioner, though he weighed in at 143 pounds. In their earlier fights, Pacquiao had been the bigger puncher, knocking Marquez down a total of four times, but on this night it was Marquez who had the biggest punch.The stunning knockout was the first real loss by Pacquiao in seven years. He lost a close decision to Bradley in his last fight, but most ringside observers believed he had won it fairly convincingly.Marquez improved to 55-6-1 with 40 knockouts, while Pacquiao fell to 54-5-2. by Tim DahlbergAP Boxing Writer LAS VEGAS (AP) — No need for Juan Manuel Marquez to impress the judges. No need for the referee to count to 10.Marquez took care of all of his business Saturday night with a thunderous right hand that left Manny Pacquiao face first on the canvas with his remarkable career in question. KNOCKED OUT–Referee Kenny Bayless calls the fight as he kneels over Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, after he was knocked out by Juan Manuel Marquez, from Mexico, during their WBO world welterweight fight Dec. 8, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) last_img read more


first_img                RALIS: A winner of Saratoga’s Grade I, seven furlong Hopeful Stakes on Sept. 7, Reddam Racing’s homebred colt by Square Eddie, out of the Ten Most Wanted mare Silar Rules, has been winless in five subsequent graded stakes assignments and is taking a massive drop in class in the Snow Chief–his first-ever try on turf. Far back early in the Grade III Pat Day Mile (one turn) at Churchill Downs May 7, Ralis ran his best race since the Hopeful two starts back, as he finished fifth, beaten three quarters of a length, in the Grade III, 1 1/8 miles Spiral Stakes on synthetic Polytrack April 2 at Turfway Park in northern Kentucky. Trained by Doug O’Neill, Ralis is the leading money earner in the Snow Chief field, as he has earnings of $290,923 from an overall mark of 10-2-1-0. SNOW CHIEF IS ONE OF FIVE STATE-BRED OR SIRED STAKES ON CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH DAY GOLD RUSH DANCER: Second, beaten 4 ½ lengths by Tough It Out in the 6 ½ furlong Echo Eddie Stakes here April 9, Gold Rush Dancer turned the tables in the one mile turf Silky Sullivan at Golden Gate Fields May 1, winning by 1 ¼ lengths under Flavien Prat, who will ride back on Saturday. By Private Gold and out of the In Excess mare Dances On Water, Gold Rush Dancer is owned by his breeder, John Parker and is conditioned by Vann Belvoir. Originally stabled at Emerald Downs near Seattle, Gold Rush Dancer is well-seasoned and has an overall mark of 10-3-3-2, with earnings of $184,423. An easy minor stakes winner going 1 1/16 miles at Emerald in his fifth start on Sept. 27, Gold Rush Dancer has the credentials to be a solid contender here in the Snow Chief. Ralis–Mario Gutierrez–124The Big Train–Santiago Gonzalez–120Glory Bound–Edwin Maldonado–120Midnight Ming–Rafael Bejarano–120Tough It Out–Joe Talamo–124Gold Rush Dancer–Flavien Prat–124First post time on Saturday is at 2 p.m. Admission gates open at 11:30 a.m. For scratches, late changes and complete morning line information, please visit santaanita.com THE $250,000 SNOW CHIEF STAKES IN POST POSITION ORDER WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS Race 5 (of 11)                         Approximate post time 4 p.m. PDTcenter_img MIDNIGHT MING: A bay colt by Midnight Lute, he’s owned by his breeders, Jack and Barbara Owens. Third, beaten 2 ½ lengths by Gold Rush Dancer in the aforementioned Silky Sullivan at Golden Gate Fields May 1, Midnight Ming, who had three consecutive second place finishes in Golden Gate allowance sprints coming into the Silky Sullivan, has been winless in six starts since breaking his maiden going six furlongs in his debut at Golden Gate on Nov. 22. Out of the Slewdledo mare, Candi Capri, Midnight Ming is trained by William Morey and will be ridden for the first time by Rafael Bejarano. TOUGH IT OUT: This Nick Alexander homebred gelding by Grazen appeared a bit erratic in running second as the 4-5 favorite in the one mile turf Silky Sullivan Stakes at Golden Gate Fields on May 1. Beaten 1 ¼ lengths by Gold Rush Dancer, Tough It Out, who is out of Alexander’s Marquetry mare, Mark Set Go, appeared to be running in spots the final sixteenth of a mile. A rousing 4 ½ length winner over a sloppy main track of Santa Anita’s 6 ½ furlong Echo Eddie Stakes on April 9, Tough It Out’s only other win came at one mile on turf at Del Mar on Nov. 12. Trained by Phil D’Amato, his overall mark stands at 9-2-2-2, with earnings of $231,790.                 ARCADIA, Calif. (May 25, 2016)–Grade I winner Ralis, Tough It Out and Midnight Ming all loom prominent among a field of six sophomores in the $200,000 Snow Chief Stakes at a mile and one eighth on turf Saturday at Santa Anita.Named for the winner of the 1986 Santa Anita Derby, the Snow Chief was first run in 1994 at Hollywood Park and will be contested for the third consecutive year at Santa Anita on Saturday.last_img read more