#WATCH #GE16 Niall Collins tops Limerick county poll crediting party’s ‘hard…

first_imgFacebook Niall Collins Linkedin TAGSfeaturedLimerick General Electionniall collins Minister Collins welcomes €418,662 in Limerick outdoor funding Taiwanese Community Donate PPE to Rathfredagh Cheshire Home RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Advertisement Print Previous articleShannon aviation gatheringNext article#GE16 first count results from Limerick constituencies Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter Collins confirms €390k from third tranche of COVID-19 Stability Funding Andrew [email protected] at the Limerick count centre at the University of Limerick Sports Arean, Fianna Fail General Election candidate and Limerick County constituency poll topper Niall Collins has said that that the “hard work” done between elections has paid off for his party who have almost doubled their candidate return in Friday’s election.With all boxes opened and tallied in the county constituency, Collins returned with 12,085 first preference votes  with the likely quota set at 10,977.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up 65 per cent of the electorate turned out for Friday’s election and gave the outgoing TD 28 per cent of the vote.Fine Gael candidates Patrick O’Donovan, a sitting TD in the constituency and his party stablemate and local councillor Tom Neville have taken a combined 37 per cent of the first preference votes.Deputy O’Donovan has so far returned almost 8,500 first preference votes while Cllr Neville, son of outgoing TD Dan Neville, is sitting in third place with just under 8,000.In a constituency where transfers are still likely to decide the final order, Independent candidate Emmett O’Brien is still not out of the running despite a tallied first preference gap of in the region of 2,500 votes. NewsBreaking news#WATCH #GE16 Niall Collins tops Limerick county poll crediting party’s ‘hard work’By Staff Reporter – February 27, 2016 713 Email Collins welcomes his appointment as Minister of State No vaccines in Limerick yet last_img read more

R. Kelly Sued for Sexual Battery, False Imprisonment, Transmitting Sexual Disease

first_imgA Texas woman named Faith A. Rodgers filed a lawsuit against R. Kelly in a Manhattan court on Monday. According to the New York Times, the suit alleges sexual battery, false imprisonment, and failure to disclose a sexually transmitted disease.The suit, which seeks unspecified damages, claims that Rodgers met the 51-year-old R&B star after a concert in San Antonio last March when she was 19. The two remained in contact over the phone for a few months before Kelly flew her to New York City, where the suit alleges he “initiated unwanted sexual contact” such as “non-consensual oral and vaginal intercourse” in a hotel room. The suit also alleges that Kelly did not tell Rodgers he was infected with herpes and she contracted the disease (failure to disclose a sexually transmitted disease is a criminal act).Rodgers claims that she continued her relationship with Keller for roughly a year, during which he “routinely engaged in intimidation, mental, verbal and sexual abuse, during and after sexual contact.” Rodgers contends that it was “behavior designed to humiliate, embarrass, intimate and shame her,” and that Kelly regularly recorded her without her consent during sex. She added that he often kept her locked in secluded areas as a form of punishment and control.“Unfortunately, the facts and background of this case are not unique,” the lawsuit says. “This is a run-of-the-mill R. Kelly sexual abuse case.”Rodgers filed an anonymous police report against Kelly in Dallas last month, but her identity wasn’t revealed until she filed the lawsuit on Monday. Rodgers’ lawyer, S. Lee Merrit, told the New York Times that legal action was taken Texas and New York because incidents occurred in both states. Representatives for R. Kelly and his label RCA Records did not respond to requests for comment.Monday’s lawsuit highlights the latest accusations against R. Kelly, who has been accused of sexually abusing and coercing women in what amounts to a “sex cult.” In recent weeks, numerous members of the singer’s inner circle have cut ties with him, and Spotify and Apple Music have limited access to his music.[H/T – Billboard]last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_img— The president of the University of Virginia says he hopes college football can be played this fall, but he doesn’t expect it to seem like “normal football seasons.” James Ryan told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that athletic director Carla Williams and football coach Bronco Mendenhall are committed to a safe return to play. But Ryan says nothing will proceed until medical officials say it’s safe to resume workouts. Ryan says school officials are taking things day by day. He says students need to be back on campus before football can begin.— The British government says tennis courts and golf courses in England can reopen starting Wednesday, but people can only play with members of their own household. Gyms and swimming pools remain closed, although swimming in the sea or lakes will be allowed. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave no indication when professional sports can resume competition. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland can set their own stance on tennis courts and golf courses, and they have already indicated a more stringent version of the lockdown will be maintained.— The Spanish soccer league is not changing its plan to resume competing after five players from clubs in the first and second divisions tested positive for COVID-19. The league confirmed the positive tests on Sunday but said it was not going to alter the practice protocol that got underway last week. Players from most clubs began individual training sessions on Friday after nearly two months of confinement because of the coronavirus pandemic.— A player for English Premier League team Brighton has tested positive for the coronavirus as clubs prepare for talks on how to resume competition during the pandemic. The southern England club told The Associated Press there is no need for other members of the squad or coaches to self-isolate since players have only worked in isolation when at the training base. The Premier League has government support for “Project Restart” and will try to secure agreement among the 20 clubs on the plans during a conference call with them on Monday.— America’s Cup teams are returning to the water in varying degrees nearly two months after the coronavirus pandemic forced the shutdown of what would have been an impressive global road show for sailing. Defending champion Emirates Team New Zealand has returned to training on Auckland’s Waitemata Harbor with its half-size test boat after a mandatory lockdown was lifted. By Monday or Tuesday, the New York Yacht Club’s yacht Defiant will be headed from Pensacola, Florida, to Auckland on a 500-foot ship. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSMLB has low percentage of employees test positive for coronavirus antibodiesUNDATED (AP) — Major League Baseball appears to have successfully handled the first wave of the new coronavirus. Update on the latest sports Just 0.7% of MLB employees tested positive for antibodies to COVID-19. Results were based on about 5,600 completed records from employees of 26 clubs. Samples were obtained on April 14 and 15.The start of the baseball season has been delayed because of the virus outbreak. There’s no timetable for when the season might begin.Sixty people tested positive in the raw data, and adjustments were made for false positives and false negatives.One of the study’s leaders says the survey had a 0.5% false positive rate and demonstrates MLB employees have been less affected than their surrounding communities have been.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic: Associated Press The Ducks also signed forward Sam Carrick to a one-year extension worth $700,000.SOCCER-MORGAN-BABYUS soccer star has babyUNDATED (AP) — U.S. national soccer team star Alex Morgan has become a mom just in time for Mother’s Day.Morgan announced Saturday on social media that she gave birth to daughter Charlie Elena Carrasco at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. — Chinese Basketball Association president and former Houston Rockets star Yao Ming says his league has three options for resuming a season that has been on hold since Feb. 1 over the pandemic. Yao says the league might play out the full schedule, play a shortened season with some games dropped, or end the regular season and go straight to the playoffs based on teams’ current rankings. Yao told state broadcaster CCTV that he hopes as much as the season can be played as possible, but that public health and fairness are the key considerations.— The president of the French Tennis Federation says holding the French Open without fans later this year is an option. The clay-court tournament at Roland Garros was initially slated to be held May 24-June 7 but has been rescheduled for Sept. 20-Oct. 4. Bernard Giudicelli tells a French newspaper (Le Journal du Dimanche) that organizing it without fans would allow a part of the economy to keep turning.NHL-DUCKS-CONTRACT EXTENSIONSDucks extend Guhle, CarrickANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks have signed defenseman Brendan Guhle (GOO’-lee) to a two-year, $1.6 million contract extension. Guhle has four goals and eight points in 30 games this season for the Ducks this season. He was acquired by Anaheim from the Sabres in February 2019. May 10, 2020 Morgan was on the U.S. team that won the World Cup last summer in France. She hopes to return to the team following her maternity leave in time for the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more