Thief wanted jail time to get teeth fixed

first_imgNewsLocal NewsThief wanted jail time to get teeth fixedBy admin – January 24, 2013 1182 WhatsApp Facebook Linkedin Print Emailcenter_img Advertisement Twitter [email protected]“HE wants to avail of dental treatment” was the unexpected response given to Judge Eugene O’Kelly when he asked why a defendant abused him for not giving a long enough prison sentence. Michael Whelan, a 34-year-old serial shoplifter and thief with over 213 previous convictions, was before Limerick District Court this week pleading guilty to the theft of a packet of razors worth €15 from the Ballinacurra Pharmacy.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Currently serving a four-month sentence handed down at the start of January for a spate of thefts committed last September, Michael Whelan, with an address at Kylefea, Croom had previously protested to Judge O’Kelly for giving him too lenient a sentence.Judge O’Kelly asked Ted McCarthy, solicitor for the accused “is this why he continues to re-offend”.Mr McCarthy said that Mr Whelan had been looking for a longer sentence so as he could avail of “dental work while in prison” and added that the reason his client offended was to primarily feed his alcohol habit.Expressing surprise at the defendant’s response, Judge O’Kelly convicted Michael Whelan and sentenced him to one month in prison for the theft of the razors on January 4 last.Michael Whelan had similar outbursts at a previous sitting of the district court in Rathekeale when he shouted at Judge Mary  O’Halloran, “I want 12 months”.However, the judge, who previously referred to him “as a bit of a nuisance in the community to put it mildly”, then sentenced him to four months in prison for the theft of cider and razor blades from a Spar shop in Croom. Previous articleRape crisis group want sentencing guidelinesNext articleJobs hope from HMV sale talks adminlast_img read more

Scoreboard roundup — 6/16/19

first_imgJune 17, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 6/16/19 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Sunday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUECincinnati 11, Texas 3AMERICAN LEAGUEBoston 8, Baltimore 6, 10 InningsTampa Bay 6, LA Angels 5Cleveland 8, Detroit 0Toronto 12, Houston 0NY Yankees 10, Chi White Sox 3Kansas City 8, Minnesota 6Seattle 6, Oakland 3NATIONAL LEAGUEPittsburgh 5, Miami 4St. Louis 4, NY Mets 3Atlanta 15, Philadelphia 1Washington 15, Arizona 5San Diego 14, Colorado 13Milwaukee 5, San Francisco 3LA Dodgers 3, Chi Cubs 2WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONConnecticut 81, Seattle 67Las Vegas 80, Minnesota 75Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Cesar in Chelsea shirt probe

first_img Press Association QPR goalkeeper Julio Cesar could have landed himself in hot water with the club after a photograph appeared online with the Brazil international wearing a replica Chelsea shirt. Cesar, 33, joined QPR from Inter Milan last summer but has been unable to prevent Harry Redknapp’s side from slipping to the edge of Barclays Premier League relegation. He was an unused substitute as fellow strugglers Stoke picked up a crucial victory at Loftus Road on Saturday, a result that means Rangers could return to the npower Championship by Sunday afternoon. center_img Cesar was pictured wearing the home shirt of QPR’s London rivals Chelsea as he posed with countryman David Luiz at a birthday party for the Blues defender. The image was quickly circulated on social media platforms, with QPR head of communications Ian Taylor writing later on Twitter: “The club is aware of an image of Julio Cesar circulating on social networking feeds. “The image, which appeared on an Instagram account, has since been deleted. The club will be dealing with this issue internally.” last_img read more

Thin margin of error could keep USC sharp

first_imgIn the constantly evolving world of college football, how long can one team so fixed in its ways stay on top?Every year the Trojans must endure a roster overhaul, a change that requires USC coach Pete Carroll to tinker his style ever so slightly. But when the philosophy remains the same year in and year out, the striking similarities between Trojan teams past and present outweigh the subtle differences.“We have a great challenge ahead of us this year, but we’re going about it in the same way,” Carroll said. “This is nothing new for us.”There has been little revolution in USC football since the program first replaced Reggie Bush, Matt Leinart and the stars of its last championship-level team. That’s probably fine by Carroll, who has preached the same message of eliminating mistakes on offense and creating turnovers on defense to guide his team to seven straight Pac-10 titles.What has changed during the course of USC’s run is everything that surrounds the program. Washington State, the last team to beat out USC for a spot in the Rose Bowl, now sits at the bottom of the conference. Cal, once a perennial flounder in the standings, has turned itself into one of USC’s closest competitors.With new commissioner Larry Scott, the Pac-10 is looking to reinvent itself in order to put the conference in the same discussion of college football’s elite with the SEC and the Big 12. For the other nine teams in the conference, the mission starts with knocking Carroll and Co. off their pedestals.Even though USC has been the class of West Coast football since 2003, the Trojans have needed some help recently to keep their run going. It took an Oregon State loss to Oregon in the final week to assure that USC won the Pac-10 outright and would go to the Rose Bowl. The Trojans’ run looked like it was finally over in 2007 after losing to Oregon, but a late-season collapse by the Ducks on the heels of an injury to Dennis Dixon gave way to another conference title for USC.“USC has set a very high standard, but it’s getting harder for them to match up team for team in this conference,” Arizona coach Mike Stoops said at Pac-10 media day. “Each team is getting better and giving USC their best shot every time, and it’s getting harder.”That’s not to say that pessimists predicting an end of an era will be patting themselves on the back come bowl season. Only four of the 32 voters in the preseason Pac-10 poll dared to tab a team other than USC as tops in the Pac-10, and the Trojans should be favored in every game they play this season.What an improved conference and challenging schedule does mean for USC, though, is that there’s a smaller margin of error. But if that can keep the Trojans on their toes, it might be the additional spark the team has been looking for over the past three years.Even if the Trojans have proved they are the best of the Pac-10, they have yet to demonstrate they can navigate the conference schedule without having an out-of-body experience against an unexpected foe.“I don’t think there’s a lot of magic to beating [USC],” said Oregon State coach Mike Riley, whose team has taken down the Trojans in two of the last three meetings. “Our defense had to disrupt them and we had to play a really, really efficient game. Lasting against those guys is the hardest part.”Hmm, sound familiar to anyone? Pac-10 coaches are finally adopting the defensive-centered, run-oriented agenda that took the Trojans to the top and kept them there for so many years. The conference of quarterbacks has become the center for smashmouth football, with almost every coach at Pac-10 media day insisting that any competitive team will need to be able to hold on to the ball and stop teams up front on defense.The rest of the conference catching up to USC is great for Pac-10 football, and it might even be good news for USC. Complacency has been as big of an adversary as anyone on the schedule, but the challenges awaiting the Trojans this season might help eradicate it. Four of the first six games are on the road and the away games provide the toughest tests of the season.If USC is undefeated by November, a month in which Carroll has not lost since arriving at USC, they face four teams likely struggling to gain bowl eligibility.Previous losses have kept USC out of the national championship, but a loss this year could give another Pac-10 team the opening they’ve been waiting for the last seven years.“I don’t think we’re at the end of this run. I’d like to think we’re somewhere toward the middle,” Carroll said when asked to muse about how far he has brought the program since his arrival. “The challenge for us now is to create the discipline to stay on task and stay with what has made us.”With an improved Pac-10, Carroll’s message might be as important as ever. If his team is able to demonstrate that commitment for 12 Saturdays during the regular season instead of 11, it will be making the last step forward that has eluded it for the last three years.Call it the final stage of the evolution.“Tackling Dummy” runs Tuesdays. To comment on this article, visit or e-mail Michael at [email protected]last_img read more

Gyan delighted with 2nd home goal for NorthEast United

first_imgNorthEast United may not have won on Friday against FC Goa but the fans were given something else to smile about on the day.They witnessed another home goal from Ghanaian forward, Asamoah Gyan at the Indira Ghandi Stadium and for the player, he was equally happy to score in front of the home fans for the second time this season.He struck in the 53rd minute with a curling effort to tie the match at 1-1. Eventually, the  match ended 2-2 and after the match, Gyan shared his thoughts on scoring again in the league.“It is good to score and as a striker, I need to do my job. I am very happy to have found the goals in front of the fans and so, it is a good for me.”Despite Gyan’s goal, his team did not win and he spoke on the need for he and his team mates to stay locked in and win games this season.“We need to stay focused because we were leading and with a minute to play, there was confrontation between the two teams and after that, we lost our head and we gave up a late goal. This is a huge advice to all of us because we cannot keep giving goals away.”NorthEast United face Hyderabad in November 6 in the fourth round of the Indian Super League.last_img read more