NewsCommunityLittering is a ‘slap in the face’ to Team Limerick Clean-upBy Staff Reporter – July 5, 2018 1749 Email TAGScouncilJP McManusTeam Limerick CleanupTLC Facebook JP McManus’ legendary Istabraq to be honoured on Laochra na Rásáiochta Twitter Linkedin Previous articleTroy to benefit from €200 million movie action planNext articleMind the windows Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Team Limerick Clean-Up 6 registration form live for individuals WhatsApp Seven winners overall for JP as he takes Leading Owner award at Cheltenham RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Limerick stands tall for TLC4! Paul O’Connell and JP McManus pictured with Stumbles the Clown, Miss Peggy and Mr. Gusto at The People’s Park as part of Team Limerick Clean Up 4, which took place around the county on Good Friday. A record 18,500 volunteers took park in the fourth edition of Ireland’s largest one-day clean up, across hundreds of locations in Limerick. Picture: Alan PlaceCOUNCILLORS described littering across the city and county as a “slap in the face” to the 10,000 people that participated in the hugely successful Team Limerick Clean-Up this year.Fifty-three litter louts were prosecuted by Limerick City and County Council in 2017. Eleven of these were in the Adare-Rathkeale Municipal District, with 25 prosecutions currently in progress this year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Fine Gael councillor Adam Teskey believes there should be jail sentences for offenders and suggested CCTV cameras could help solve the issue.“You can buy a camera for €300 on eBay and put it up in a tree,” he suggested.It was explained to him that you could not put CCTV cameras everywhere, and that offenders simply move to a new location once cameras are put in place.Independent councillor Richard O’Donoghue felt that every householder should be held accountable to show where there refuse is going.Mayor Stephen Keary praised the work done by the JP McManus Great Limerick Clean-Up in the last four years but felt there needed to be a change in legislation to see tougher measures enforced.“The day after the Great Limerick Clean-Up on Easter Saturday the hooligans are back to the takeaway and the supermarket. It is despairing stuff,” he added.Fianna Fail councillor Kevin Sheahan also felt that littering was a serious issue and proposed that the council look into purchasing up to a dozen machines for recycling trays of cans.“We are being critical of the public’s behaviour. Ocean’s are being destroyed by plastics and whole families of whales are being killed,” he declared.by Tom [email protected] 2021 JP McManus Pro-Am postponed for one year Print Limerick Post Show | April 10, 2020 Cheltenham Day 2 belongs to JP McManus with Four victories
To help the South Bend homeless population combat the cold this winter, Saint Mary’s students are collecting clothing to be given to the Center for the Homeless to distribute. Lambda Pi Eta, the National Communication Studies Honor Society, hosted the clothing drive, which concludes at the end of this week. Senior Alex Davin, president of Lambda Pi Eta at Saint Mary’s, said it felt right to give back to South Bend. “The main reason we wanted to work with the Center for the Homeless is that we can give back to the local community of South Bend,” Davin said. “Our local community is in need, and it feels right giving South Bend the attention it needs.” Davin contacted the Center for the Homeless over winter break to see if the Center wanted to collaborate on the clothing drive. “The Center for the Homeless is always looking for extra clothing, especially during the winter, to give to their guests,” Davin said. “We all know how cold South Bend winters are.” Peter Lombardo, director of the Center for the Homeless, spoke at a meeting held by Lambda Pi Eta last semester and made some suggestions for the group of women to help out the local South Bend community. He said Lambda Pi Eta and the Center have been in contact since last semester. “Alex and I spoke a few times about several different opportunities,” Lombardo said. “The clothing drive is the first thing lined up for this semester between Lambda Pi Eta and the Center for the Homeless. The girls of Lambda Pi Eta have done a terrific job so far.” Davin and other members of Lambda Pi Eta decided a clothing drive on campus would be a great way to give back to the surrounding community. The clothing collection boxes are located in all residence halls as well as Opus, and the Student Center on Saint Mary’s campus. The drive is open to all men, women and children’s clothing — particularly winter wear — as well as towels. The Center for the Homeless is also open for weather amnesty, meaning extended hours and capacity, during the winter — another reason why the clothing drive is so important. “People come to the Center usually with just the clothes on their backs,” Lombardo said. “This clothing drive is a great way for the Center and Saint Mary’s College to help out people in South Bend.”
July 15, 2005 Regular News FSU’s Children in Prison clinical program wins praise FSU’s Children in Prison clinical program wins praise Students advocate for improved conditions, such as better nutrition and education, for juvenile inmates in adult prisons Inside the lock-down, razor-wired prison for adult women, Paolo Annino, a Florida State University law professor, asked a 14-year-old inmate: “What do you want?”Usually, on such visits, he would hear the same old plea: “I want out of here!”But this time, on this visit to the Jefferson Correctional Institution, the reply from the green-eyed girl wearing baggy prison garb stamped with her name and inmate number was a startling: “I want milk.”“And that opened up a whole new panorama for us,” recalled Annino, a clinical professor at the Children’s Advocacy Center of FSU’s College of Law.That unforgettable exchange in 1997 with a young prisoner in close custody for attempted kidnapping and burglary inspired him to launch a new clinical program at FSU called Children in Prison.Recently, that Children in Prison project won one of the most prestigious national awards in clinical education.Annino and Ruth Stone, the center’s co-directors, were in Chicago to accept the Award for Excellence in a Public Interest Project from the Clinical Legal Education Association. One of the center’s students also was recognized for her work on the project and Stone won two writing awards.The public interest award recognizes an outstanding clinical law school project that contributes to the public good. Alexander Scherr, president of CLEA, said the group seeks projects that reflect “creative and high-quality solutions to novel problems.”CLEA’s awards committee chair Andrea Seislstad called the Children in Prison project a “very good example of a project that addresses very important issues of a much underrepresented group of people for a sustained period.”Clinical law students involved in the Children in Prison project advocate for improved prison conditions, such as better nutrition and education, for juvenile inmates (13-15 years old) in adult prisons. Under the supervision of clinical professors, students also perform post-conviction work, such as filing appeals and motions for rehearings, research patterns of abuse in prison, and track the number of children in the prison system.Among other clients, the center represents juvenile inmates applying to the governor and Cabinet for executive clemency.The project has been featured on National Public Radio, 60 Minutes II, and was a The New York Times Sunday Magazine cover feature. It also has received international media attention in magazines such as Spain’s El Pais Semanal and Germany’s Bild. And The Florida Bar News also featured the program in its September 1, 1999, issue.Third-year student Jamie Ito received CLEA’s annual Outstanding Student Award for her work with the project. CLEA created the award to honor a law student at each law school who has excelled in a clinical course. Ito conducted in-depth interviews with juveniles in Florida’s adult prison, and drafted an extensive clemency petition and numerous affidavits.Stone also was presented with second- and third-place prizes in the CLEA Creative Writing Contest for her short stories titled “Ozzie Mendez” and “A World of Trouble.”The entries were judged by Richard Sweren, a writer and producer of the television show Law & Order ; Ross Berger, a New York City screenwriter; and David Gould, who coauthored the book Blood Brothers with Sol Wachler, a former New York appellate judge.In 2000, the first year that the writing contest was held, Stone placed second for her story, “Napoleon and the Battle of Midway,” and in 2001, she won the first-place award for “Clearwater.” “Clearwater” will be published shortly by the Thomas N. Cooley Journal of Practical and Clinical Law. Founded in 1991, the Children’s Advocacy Center trains second- and third-year law students in legal advocacy with an emphasis on intensive one-on-one and small group instruction. It represents children, persons with disabilities, and victims of domestic violence. It also handles special education, Medicaid, foster care, delinquency, criminal, school expulsions, developmental services, and supplemental security income.
In contrast the Hammers were limp going forward and it was easy to see why Bilic’s side had failed to score in their previous three matches. Mauro Zarate had seen an early drive turned wide by Brad Guzan but it remained their sole chance as they continued to waste openings. The Hammers were dangerous on the break but continued to falter in the final third with Enner Valencia and Michail Antonio guilty. Antonio blazed over two minutes before the break but the Hammers did strike in first-half stoppage time to stun the hosts. First, Valencia was given time on the edge of the box and, although he scuffed his shot, Cheikhou Kouyate deflected it onto the top of the bar. It was a let-off for Villa but one they failed to heed when, a minute later, Cresswell was given time and space to unleash a rasping 20-yard drive which flew low past Guzan. But Villa should have levelled four minutes after the break when Gestede planted a header over from seven yards. He was then denied by Adrian, who had already saved well from Veretout, on 58 minutes as Villa pressed. The keeper was finally beaten in the 62nd minute, though, after the hosts deservedly levelled. Gestede managed to wriggle ahead of Angelo Ogbonna in a sprint to the ball and the West Ham man dragged him down inside the box. Ayew sent Adrian the wrong way from the spot to breathe life into Villa Park. Desperately searching for their first win since the opening day Villa continued to boss the game with the Hammers soaking up the pressure. And the hosts came close to a winner with 15 minutes left when James Collins nodded Alan Hutton’s header off the line. But Guzan had to ensure a point at the death when he turned Valencia’s deflected free kick wide. TWEET OF THE MATCH @karren_brady: ” At Aston villa…never seen a home team get SO excited about winning a corner before!!” – Karren Brady makes friends on her return to the midlands. https://twitter.com/karren_brady/status/680768220735868928 PLAYER RATINGS ASTON VILLA Brad Guzan: 6 Alan Hutton: 6 Joleon Lescott: 6 Jores Okore: 6 Leandro Bacuna: 6 Ashley Westwood: 6 Carlos Sanchez: 6 Idrissa Gana: 6 Jordan Veretout: 6 Jordan Ayew: 7 Rudy Gestede: 6 Substitutes: Carles Gil: 6 Adama Traore: 6 WEST HAM Adrian: 7 James Tomkins: 7 James Collins: 7 Angelo Ogbonna: 6 Aaron Cresswell: 7 Pedro Obaing: 7 Mark Noble: 6 Cheikhou Kouyate: 6 Michail Antonio: 6 Enner Valencia: 6 Mauro Zarate: 6 Substitutes: Carl Jenkinson: 6 Alex Song: 6 Reece Oxford: 6 STAR MAN Jordan Ayew. The striker has been Villa’s best hope since boss Remi Garde took charge in November and underlined his importance again. His cool penalty gave the hosts a lifeline in the second half but they could not build on the goal and had to settle for a point. The former Lorient man has scored three goals in his last five games to at least give Villa some Christmas cheer and they will need him to maintain his form to survive. MOMENT OF THE MATCH West Ham had rarely looked like opening the scoring in the first half before Aaron Cresswell’s rocket. The left back ended the Hammers’ 388-minute goal drought in style to give them the lead at the break. Cresswell was left unattended on the left when he advanced onto the ball and did not hesitate to fire a low blast across Brad Guzan. His moment of quality was out of keeping with a scrappy game. MOAN OF THE MATCH Apart from Cresswell’s bolt from the blue West Ham rarely looked like scoring which will be a concern to Slaven Bilic. With the pace of Enner Valenica and Michail Antonio at their disposal the Hammers should have stretched Villa but never used their weapons properly. Too many times they broke and then ran into dead ends without hurting the hosts and showed exactly why they had struggled to goals before their trip to Villa Park. VIEW FROM THE BENCH Remi Garde will be delighted with Villa’s efforts but he will know they need more than just draws to survive. Villa go to fellow strugglers Norwich on Monday needing to win as defeat would leave them 12 points behind the Canaries. Bilic’s side were unimpressive and look set for a mid-table finish this season as they struggled to consistently threaten a side who are winless in the league since the opening day. The boss must improve them if he is going to lead them to the Olympic Stadium on a high. WHO’S NEXT Norwich v Aston Villa (Barclays Premier League, Monday, December 28) West Ham v Southampton (Barclays Premier League, Monday, December 28) Villa huffed and puffed without real quality and Rudy Gestede wasted two golden chances while Jordan Veretout was denied by Adrian. A draw means they will have to win half of their remaining 20 games to meet boss Garde’s survival target of 10 victories. They remain bottom and sit nine points from safety while the disappointing Hammers are on course for a season of mediocrity in mid-table. Slaven Bilic’s side are now winless in eight games and they were second best for most of the afternoon and Villa came closet to opening the scoring on 17 minutes. They had already begun to test the visitors problems before Gestede, back for Scott Sinclair, directed Veretout’s brilliant cross wide from eight yards. Villa produced their most consistent half in the league this season and stretched the visitors with some snappy football. Garde’s influence, almost two months after arriving, was evident with the manager trying to grant his players freedom in their dire situation. Adrian saved Leandro Bacuna’s drive and then Gestede’s follow up as Villa pressed without making a dent. Remi Garde is still searching for his first win as Villa boss despite coming from behind to close the gap to safety. Aaron Cresswell ended the Hammers’ goal drought with their first strike in 388 minutes but Ayew’s second-half penalty levelled. Jordan Ayew rescued a point for battling Aston Villa as they were held to a 1-1 draw by West Ham. Press Association