Man detained over Sheehan murder

first_img Previous articleFormer Killaloe doctor acquitted of deceptionNext articleReal time bus information due in new year admin Email Advertisement Facebook Twitter Linkedincenter_img GARDAI investigating the murder of Robert Sheehan, have arrested a 59-year-old man in connection with the fatal shooting of the 21-year-old outside a Bunratty hotel last September.The man from the northside of Limerick city was arrested as gardai intensify their investigations into the murder of the young man who had previous convictions and was shot in the early hours of September 2 outside the hotel where he was attending a relatives wedding.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Shannon gardai are holding the 59-year old man on a charge of conspiracy to murder after two Limerick men were arrested, questioned and released two weeks ago in the Clare area.A detention period of seven days is allowed before gardaí must charge or release the 59-year-old.The investigation, which is ongoing, saw up to 100 gardai deployed to find his masked killers after a gun and discharged ammunition were found in open ground near the scene. Over 300 statements have been taken.The family of Robert Sheehan appealed for calm in the wake of the shooting.Sheehan was known to gardai for a number of minor offences, but was convicted of endangerment when Gavin and Millie Murray suffered horrific injuries when their car was petrol bombed. At the trial, the court heard that two other teens, who prepared the bomb, fled the scene while Robert Sheehan stayed and pulled both of the youngsters from the inferno. The 21-year-old, who was 15 at the time of the incident was sentenced to two years detention in St Patrick’s Institution in 2007 while two others, John Mitchell and Jonathon O’Dnnoghue, both 18 at the time were sentenced to seven and eight years respectively.Sheehan was gunned down outside the hotel after he left briefly left the celebrations.Gardai believed the murder may have been connected to a stabbing incident last July in Moyross. They also believe that the gunman and other accomplices may have fled the country since the murder.Shannon Gardai are continuing with their investigation into what they believe is a revenge killing. NewsLocal NewsMan detained over Sheehan murderBy admin – December 17, 2012 1521 Print WhatsApplast_img read more

Smoking may increase risk of prostate cancer recurrence, death

first_imgA new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and University of California, San Francisco, researchers suggests that men with prostate cancer who smoke increase their risk of prostate cancer recurrence and of dying from the disease. A link also was found between smoking at the time of prostate cancer diagnosis and aggressive prostate cancer, overall mortality (death) and cardiovascular disease mortality.“In our study, we found similar results for both prostate cancer recurrence and prostate cancer mortality,” said Stacey Kenfield, lead author of the study and a research associate in the HSPH Department of Epidemiology. “These data taken together provide further support that smoking may increase risk of prostate cancer progression.”The study was published in the June 22-29, 2011, Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). It is the largest study to date to look at the relation between smoking at the time of prostate cancer diagnosis and prostate cancer-specific mortality and recurrence.Kenfield and her colleagues conducted a prospective observational study of 5,366 men diagnosed with prostate cancer between 1986 and 2006 in the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study. The researchers documented 1,630 deaths, 524 (32%) due to prostate cancer, 416 (26%) due to cardiovascular disease, and 878 prostate cancer recurrences.Compared with current smokers, men with prostate cancer who had quit smoking for 10 or more years, or who had quit for less than 10 years but smoked less than 20 pack-years before diagnosis, had prostate cancer mortality risk similar to men who had never smoked. Men who had quit smoking for less than 10 years and had smoked 20 or more pack-years had risks similar to current smokers. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Four tips for credit unions to win consumers’ micro-moments

first_imgKitchen remodelGet HELOC from you Moment/DecisionDesired Outcome or User Behavior Making a purchaseMake a wise choice; spend within their budget Moving to a new cityOpen primary account with you; transfer assets and investments Here are four tactics financial institutions can use to win their clients’ micro-moments:Ask “WHEN?”Map your user’s journey and identify the moments that matter. When do users want to find financial information? Learn about your offerings? Make a purchase? When do they want to help themselves, and when might they want to talk to a human being? Start with the table above and add your own micro-moments, outcomes, and more of the details below.Ask “WHY?”For each moment that you’ve mapped, put yourself in your user’s shoes, and imagine exactly why the user might need your help. What are his or her goals, needs, or aspirations in the moment?Ask “HOW?” Anticipate Needs and Optimize Offers.Be there right when your users need you. Use context – time, location, and more – to anticipate your user’s needs and instantaneously satisfy them in the moment. Where are your clients when they need your help? What device are they using? Is it day or night? Time for work or time for play? Are they retired or just starting their career?And, how can your institution be most helpful in that moment? How can you make your user’s life easier, more efficient, or more fulfilling? How can you help them save money or spend more wisely? What products or services can you offer to satisfy their needs or desires? And what technologies and content can you deliver to engage with them in relevant, meaningful ways?Do they need auto loan rates when they arrive at the car dealership? Would they benefit from home loan rates when they meet with their Realtor? Are they looking for a discount when they go to their favorite retailer or restaurant — and would they be more likely to use your credit or debit card if it offered just the discount they needed?Measure the Moments That Matter. Then Iterate and Repeat.The return on investment for a billboard or a radio ad is very hard to measure. But serving your clients in micro-moments is actually concrete and measurable. Giving users tangible offers (like discounts at local merchants) along with clear calls-to-action (“Tap here to get pre-approved”) results in a traceable path and measurable results. Keep track of these results to gauge your micro-moment success. Start small and add more moments as you get smarter, or as software resources and capabilities get better.Using context to anticipate needs and optimize offers will help you deliver personalized, meaningful, and relevant content to your users every time. When your financial institution delivers an informative, helpful, integrated experience for users – whether they’re in the branch, or during all of the micro-moments throughout their lives – you show them that you’re there to address their needs in real-time, right when they need you most. You’re showing your users that you care about them throughout their lives, not just when they’re banking, and not just when they’re in the branch. Looking for an ATMUse yours instead of another FI’s Switching health insuranceStart an HSA or FSA with you Life is not lived in years or days or even hours. Life is lived in moments. And right now, people all over the world are trying to make the most of every moment. As consumers increasingly rely on mobile devices for information, FI marketers can leverage these “micro-moments” to be there when their clients need them, and reap the rewards.The brainiacs at Google Think have defined a new term – “micro-moments” – and it has marketing professionals overhauling their approach to how they connect with consumers.  What is a “micro-moment”? If you guessed that a micro-moment is a short window of time, you are correct. More than that, it’s a window of opportunity when your audience wants to know or do something – they have a need or a desire – and they reach for their mobile device. Google Think categorizes these scenarios as “I want” or “I need” moments such as:I want to buy…I need to learn…I want to know…I need to go…I want to do…Each of these moments is in real-time, and the customer is intentionally seeking help or information. Usually, the customer is searching the Internet on their smartphone. Because the moment is so fleeting, and because people have such high expectations for fluid experiences, they probably don’t want to take time to navigate complex websites, talk with service people, move to their PC, visit a branch office, or make a phone call. The consumer merely wants to know something RIGHT NOW.  He or she might be shopping, waiting in line, sitting on a bus, dining at a restaurant. But wherever they are, they are trying to satisfy a need or desire. And that’s where you come in.Why is this ground-breaking for financial institutions?While most financial institutions have integrated some digital approaches into their marketing strategy (including mobile and online banking, email marketing, social media, search engine marketing), the savviest marketers are now analyzing their users’ daily routines to determine when those users might need the FI’s products, services, advice, or insights.  Indeed, Amanda Rendle, HSBC’s global head of marketing for commercial and global banking markets, has created a new job title for some of her marketing team members. She calls them “customer journey engineers,” and they are working to pinpoint each moment when a connected consumer wants instant gratification for a need in the moment.Whether you’re running a restaurant, a hardware store, or a financial institution, every time your user needs or wants something, it’s an opportunity for you to shine, to show them that you are “more than just a restaurant  (or hardware store or bank or credit union)”. Every need or desire is also an opportunity for you to anticipate your users’ needs and impress them with just how attentive you are and how much you care about them.Your job is to identify the moments you want to win – or can’t afford to lose.For a credit union, think about the moments when your users make pivotal financial decisions and then think about the outcomes you’d like to achieve, the behaviors you’d like to influence. Here are just a few: Teaching kids about moneyStart a kids account; bring them to the branch for a visitcenter_img Saving for collegeVisit you for advice; start a 529 Buying a carCheck with you for current rates; finance with your FI. Referring a friendRecommend your FI; explain how you stand out above others Starting a businessTalk to you about a business account, LOC Buying a houseGet pre-approved and finance through you Making a purchaseUse your FI’s credit or debit card 47SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Andrew Bank Andrew Bank is Co-Founder of Larky, a mobile loyalty platform that drives acquisition, retention, wallet share, and interchange revenue. Andrew is responsible for client relationships, marketing, and thinking about how … Web: www.larky.com Detailslast_img read more

DCC beat hosts in Malteenoes Six-over cricket competition

first_imgA short, but deadly blitz from national cricketer, Christopher Barnwell, and smart strokeplay by teammate, Tevin Imlach, propelled the Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) to a four-wicket victory over host team Malteenoes Sports Club (MSC) in a six-over extravaganza on Saturday at the Thomas Lands venue.The six-team competition, sponsored and organised by the MSC, attracted some of the big names from the Georgetown Cricket Association, including national skipper Leon Johnson, but in the end, it was a solid team effort that decided the winner.After DCC had muscled past the Police Sports Club and Malteenoes had gotten the better of the Johnson-led Georgetown Cricket Club in the semi-finals, the two winners locked horns in the championship clash.Barnwell won the toss and opted to bowl first with the hope of restricting the home team’s batting, but Malteenoes’ second-division captain, Nichosie Barker (eight runs) almost derailed his plan by spanking two early onside boundaries. A miss-hit by Barker off the bowling of West Indies U-19 left-arm spinner, Ashmead Nedd, however, landed into the lap of Trevon Griffith at long on.With only seven players per side, the gaps were plenty, but DCC were able to chase down many of their opponent’s shots. Leading the charge were Griffith and Imlach, who pounced on most of the drives.The first class fielding was coupled with solid bowling from the likes of Steven Sankar, whose over went for five runs, Griffith (who bowled his over for eight runs) and the skipper himself (11 runs), which helped the visitors curtail the scoring of the hard-hitting duo of opener Shaquille Williams and national cricketer, Steven Jacobs.Williams struck the only two sixes of the innings and both were huge, and although he and Jacobs played a few shots, Malteenoes never looked in control with the bat. In the end, the skipper struck back-to-back boundaries off the last two balls of the innings, bowled by Imlach, which helped the home team to 67-1. Jacobs finished with an unbeaten 19 from 12 balls (3x4s); while Williams ended with a match- high 30 not out from 19 balls (3x4s, 2x6s).Barnwell showed no respect to his opposing number in the middle. He clobbered Jacobs for a maximum over long on, off the very first ball of the innings and then replicated the shot two more times in the same over to send the small crowd into a frenzy.By the end of the first over, Barnwell had scored 27 of his team’s 29 runs. In the second over, against fast bowler Keon Morris, the DCC skipper (29) attempted another big shot, but it flew to third-man and was taken by Marcus Watkins.Watkins then took the ball for the third over and he instantly bowled the experienced Griffith. He kept things tight, but Imlach, who looked for the gaps, was able to turn the last ball of the over which raced into the deep square leg boundary to spoil his figures (one over for five runs).Malteenoes saw cracks in DCC’s batting and Barker looked to capitalize; he had Joshua Persaud (06) caught by Jacobs on the boundary via a full toss off his first ball and then spun wicket-to-wicket to finish his over for just three runs.DCC then found themselves in a bit of a worry, needing 18 runs from the last two overs, but Imlach continued to play in the gaps and spanked Delon Dalrymple for several shots, including a straight six and a four to finish the game with one over to spare. Imlach finished with 25 unbeaten runs (3x4s, 1×6).Jacobs Jewellery and Pawn Shop assisted in the sponsorship of the competition.last_img read more

SOARING BACK: Syracuse uses strong 2nd-half surge to avoid upset at Boston College

first_img Published on January 13, 2014 at 11:11 pm Contact Trevor: [email protected] | @TrevorHass CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — Conte Forum was literally shaking. The cozy arena was transformed into a frat house, as “Seven Nation Army” blared from the loudspeakers and the student section erupted.Boston College forward Ryan Anderson had just converted an and-one. He hurled his body forward and screamed, “Let’s go!” as he scurried toward the line.The free throw swished. BC’s lead increased to six. The upset became more and more real.But then it slowly fizzled.No. 2 Syracuse (17-0, 4-0 Atlantic Coast) survived against the Eagles (5-12, 1-3) by a score of 69-59 in front of 8,606 on Monday night, avoiding what would have been one of the biggest upsets in college basketball this season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTrevor Cooney scored a game-high 21 points on 8-of-13 shooting, bouncing back from a miserable 4-for-17 showing against North Carolina. Tyler Ennis finished with 12 points, five assists and a season-high six steals as SU avoided the unthinkable and remained unblemished on the season.“We knew we had to come together,” SU forward Jerami Grant said. “I feel like our team is a team that can come back from any situation.”That’s been true so far this season. Syracuse trailed by 18 in the first half against then-No. 8 Villanova and came back and won. Against Miami, the Orange scored fewer than 50 points and still won.And Monday, when a loss seemed more possible than it has all season, Syracuse prevailed once again. It was the quintessential trap game: a 9 p.m. road contest against a team that’s underachieved all season, has something to prove and thrives from downtown.For a while, it seemed as if No. 2 would go down. BC hit 5-of-12 3s in the first half – including three from Lonnie Jackson, who tacked on three more in the second frame.Syracuse rotated and closed out relatively well, but it didn’t matter.“They wasn’t missing,” C.J. Fair said.Whenever Olivier Hanlan or Joe Rahon attacked the basket, they wouldn’t look to shoot. Instead, they’d find teammates – usually Jackson – drifting into the corner.SU head coach Jim Boeheim said Syracuse’s defense wasn’t the problem. The Orange trapped guards in the corner, as usual, but BC’s playmakers made strong, quick moves with the ball.He pegged the offense as the issue.“We were completely as bad offensively as we’ve been all year,” Boeheim said.Fair was an uncharacteristic 4-of-13. Ennis was just 4-of-11. Grant started the game 2-of-7.But when Syracuse needed to score, it did. The game was knotted at 51 with 8:11 to go, and SU needed a bucket badly. Grant snagged an offensive rebound and calmly dunked it for two.Three possessions later, Cooney caught the ball, swerved to the left and canned a 3, extending the Orange’s lead to 60-51. The sharpshooter, who battled a cold Monday night, returned to form at an opportune time.Now Cooney, not Anderson, was the one screaming “Let’s go!” as he backpedaled downcourt. The electric stadium was no more.Earlier, “Let’s go Orange” and “Let’s go Eagles” chants simultaneously drowned each other out. But now the only noise came from SU fans.“We don’t like to get in those situations,” Ennis said, “but we have a little bit of confidence knowing that we’ve been in them.”Grant put the finishing touches on the win with an emphatic dunk that earned the No. 2 spot on SportsCenter. The Boston College fans that frolicked earlier slumped into their seats.Syracuse passed one of its biggest tests against an unlikely opponent. The ACC isn’t nearly as strong as people expected it to be at the start of the year, but every game can provide challenges, as the Orange found out Monday.“We’ve been tested a lot this year,” Grant said, “and definitely on the road. I feel like we pulled together and rallied, and everybody made big plays.” Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Listen to WFTL for Live, Continuous Coverage of Dorian

first_img850 WFTL has continuous, live and local coverage of Hurricane Dorian online and on-air.Tune in as you’re making final preparations and plans for the latest on mandatory evacuations and evacuation routes, shelters, where to get gas and supplies, and more.We’ll keep you informed before, during and after the storm, because…we live here too.Be safe, with 850 WFTL.last_img

VP Pence to Meet with Florida Officials, Deliver PPE on Wednesday

first_imgPence will meet with Gov. Ron DeSantis to discuss Florida’s reopening and tourism plans.After meeting with DeSantis, the Vice President will deliver personal protective equipment (PPE) to a nursing home in that part of the state, as part of a White House initiative to deliver PPE to more than 15,000 nursing homes across the country.The vice president will then join a roundtable with hospitality and tourism industry leaders, in order to discuss their plans for reopening. Vice President Mike Pence plans to visit Orlando on Wednesday, according to a news release. Additional details about the Pence’s trip are forthcoming.last_img read more