Advertisement Email 2. What do you hope to achieve if elected?I hope to:• facilitate the formulation of a suicide prevention strategy specifically for Limerick• give carers, people with disabilities and their families a voice at the council table• include all voices in the conversation about our in-effective transport infrastructure• get a better, more visual Garda presence on our streets• sort out the ‘dog dirt’ issue, which has become a scourge• encourage sustainable living• insist on more openness, transparency, and accountability in local government.3. The best reason for someone to give you their vote?I HAVE a solid record in service to the public, nationally and locally. I am very experienced politically and I won’t give up until the job is done.We deserve strong representation on the council and if you want real change, vote Eleanor McSherry No. 1 or your next highest preference. #Caring4Others1st Jenny Blake | #WeAreLimerick episode 46 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR O’Donnell Welcomes Major Enhancement Works for Castletroy Neighbourhood Park New parklet changes Catherine Street dining experience 1. Tell us about your background?I HAVE lived most of my life in Limerick North, currently in Ashbrook, along with my family, extended family and friends in the vicinity. I was educated locally in Salesians’ schools and then Mary Immaculate College.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up I work part-time with University College Cork (Limerick Centre), also Limerick and Clare E.T.B. and Hibernia College Dublin.I have spent the last 14 years as a political campaigner for the rights of special needs families, people with disabilities and the arts/cultural community. I co-founded the Special Needs Parents Association and the Limerick Arts and Culture Exchange (L.A.C.E.). I volunteer with Dóchas: Mid West Autism Support. My son has Autism.I’ve contributed to the National Suicide Strategy Reachout 2005–2014, Limerick’s Cultural Strategy 2016-2030 and its Tourism Strategy 2019-2023. I also work on a research team for the National Disability Authority with the University of Limerick. WhatsApp Twitter Limerick’s O’Connell Street Revitalisation Works to go ahead Print TAGSLimerick City and County CouncilLocal Elections 2019politicssponsoredvideo Facebook Previous articleClaim that directly elected mayor could turn Limerick into ‘another Venezuela’Next articleSponsored: Election profile: Azad Talukder, Fianna Fáil Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin NewsPoliticsLifestyleSponsored ContentVideoSponsored: Election profile – Eleanor McSherry, Fine GaelBy Staff Reporter – May 17, 2019 399 Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Limerick Senator has beef with meat industry
Louisville Metro Police Department(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) — Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, the Louisville officer shot in the leg during the police raid that killed Breonna Taylor, is set to retire on June 1, according to the Louisville Metro Police Department.“My plan was not to move on from this calling, but in the best interest of my family, the time has come,” Mattingly said in a statement Wednesday through his representative.“Serving as a police officer for the past 21 years has been one of the greatest honors and privileges of my life. Having this opportunity in the city I grew up in and love has made that choice an even greater honor,” Mattingly said. “I’ve never taken lightly the responsibility that comes along with serving the great citizens of Louisville. It’s my hope and prayer, that moving forward, our city can heal and unite.”Mattingly’s statement comes days after Attorney General Merrick Garland announced an investigation into the Louisville Metro Police Department to see if it “engages in a pattern or practice of using unreasonable force.”The investigation will include determining “whether LMPD engages in unconstitutional stops searches and seizures, as well as whether the department unlawfully executes search warrants on private homes,” Garland said Monday.Mattingly said in his statement, “The current DOJ investigation into the department played no role in this decision. I have great faith in the men and women of LMPD, who selflessly give of themselves, to continue to serve this community in a professional and unbiased manner.”On Wednesday night the Justice Department held its first community meeting via Zoom, allowing the public to ask prosecutors questions, ABC Louisville affiliate WHAS reported.“We’ve already been hearing from law enforcement officers that there’s some things they would like us to take a closer look at,” said Justice Department attorney Charles Hart, according to WHAS. “Our goal is to get insights that will help us get to the truth.”The national spotlight on Louisville began on March 13, 2020, when Taylor was shot and killed by police at her home.Taylor was asleep with her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, when officers arrived to execute a “no-knock” search warrant as part of an investigation into a suspected drug operation, allegedly linked to Taylor’s ex-boyfriend.Walker, who claims he thought the officers were intruders, fired one gunshot, striking Mattingly in the leg.In response, officers — including Mattingly — opened fire, and Taylor was shot multiple times.Mattingly said he and the other officers had knocked on Taylor’s door multiple times and repeatedly yelled, “Police, search warrant!” before ramming the door open. But Walker and 11 other witnesses at Taylor’s apartment complex claimed they didn’t hear police announce themselves.Mattingly told ABC News last year, “We expected that Breonna was going to be there by herself. That’s why we gave her so much time. And in my opinion that was a mistake.”“What would I have done differently … number one, we would have either served the no-knock warrant or we would have done the normal thing we do, which is five to 10 seconds. To not give people time to formulate a plan, not give people time to get their senses so they have an idea of what they’re doing,” Mattingly said. “Because if that had happened … Breonna Taylor would be alive, 100 percent.”No drugs were found in Taylor’s home. Walker initially was charged with attempted murder of a police officer, but the charges were dropped.One officer involved in the shooting, Brett Hankison, was fired, and the others were placed on administrative duty.But at first no one was charged, igniting protests across the U.S.Daniel Cameron, Kentucky’s attorney general, said the officers were justified in their use of deadly force because Walker fired the first shot.In September, Cameron convened a grand jury to investigate possible charges against the officers. A grand jury indicted Hankison on three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment of Taylor’s neighbors, for firing into the apartment directly behind Taylor’s, where three people were inside. Hankison pleaded not guilty.In January, two other officers involved, Myles Cosgrove and Detective Joshua Jaynes, were fired from the department. Cosgrove fired the shot that killed Taylor per a ballistics analysis. Jaynes wasn’t at the shooting but prepared the search warrant.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
This comes after the University has received backlash for its response to the Black Lives Matter protests. Users on Twitter have responded with mentions of the University’s issues with racism, particularly regarding The Union, affiliations with Cecil Rhodes, and the rejection of the Stormzy Scholarship. The University of Oxford have delayed the publication oftheir yearly admissions and diversity data, due to be published today, in lightof current “world events”. The report gives annual detailed diversity data on university admissions. Last year, the ‘Annual Admissions and Statistical Report’ found that the 2018 intake saw an increase in the proportion of students admitted from state schools from 57.2% to 60.5%. The report aims to make data on ethnicity, age, gender, disability, economic background, education and geographic residency area more transparent in order to improve outreach efforts. Image credit: Ellie Wilkins We’re committed to supporting our community in opposing racism in all its forms, including upholding anti-racist values.— University of Oxford (@UniofOxford) June 2, 2020 “The delay also allows us more time to work on announcingour commitment to outreach through our digital outreach programmes, which arebeing delivered despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and particularlythe closure of schools since March 2020.” A spokesperson for the University explained: “The University of Oxford was scheduled to publish its annual Undergraduate Admissions Report this week. However, as world events have escalated over the last ten days, it became obvious that now was not the time to share this content. In fact, some headline admissions figures have already been published, in January this year, and revealed that the University is now attracting more ethnic minority students, including Black students, than ever. Having already shared this core information, it felt deeply inappropriate to publish content that could distract from the important challenges and debate facing our society at this time and try to draw attention to our own progress on the figures. The report will therefore appear later this month. Yesterday, June 3rd, South Parks saw hundreds of protesters manifesting their solidarity with George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement. The HuffPost quotes the email, which reportedly reads: “Aftercareful consideration of the current world events and also learning thatCambridge will not be publishing its admissions data until late June, thedecision to postpone the release of the annual admissions statistical reporthas been taken,” the email states. “Oxford abhors racism and discrimination of any description and protecting the wellbeing of our Black and ethnic minority student and staff community is a University priority. Recent events have shone a light on imperfections everywhere, including at Oxford, and we are working hard to build towards a truly diverse community. Our admissions figures are an important indicator of our progress but we also need to guarantee an inclusive and respectful learning environment for all.” The University reassures the report will be published by the end of the month. TheHuffPost UK had access to an email circulated on Wednesday which notified staffof this delay. In this email, the university stated they felt “strongly thatthis is not the right time to share our data”, alluding to the ongoing global BlackLives Matter protests against racial injustice in response to the murder ofGeorge Floyd last week.
By Lesley GrahamThe Ocean City High School girls’ basketball team used even scoring and closeout defense Wednesday to defeat the Cedar Creek Pirates, 61-25.Emma Finnegan, of Ocean City, led all scorers with 13 points.With the win, Ocean City improved to 10-3, while Cedar Creek fell to 3-11.Although the game got off to a stagnant start, the Red Raiders woke up four minutes into the first quarter to get the ball rolling. They used strong transitional passing, finding the open looks and finishing their shots.On the defensive side of the ball, Ocean City had quick hands, causing Cedar Creek to make a bad pass or put up a tough shot. “Once we got the energy going, then we did some good things. Good fast breaks and good decisions with the ball,” said Head Coach Paul Baruffi after the win. Ocean City’s Marlee Brestle (12) pushes the ball up court.At the end of the first quarter, Ocean City held an 18-7 advantage. In the second quarter, the team struggled a bit to get shots to fall, rushing some of their looks at the basket.Luckily for the Red Raiders, they played outstanding defense to counterbalance a somewhat slow quarter offensively. At the end of the first half, Ocean City led the Pirates, 30-11.Starting the second half, Ocean City used the clock to its advantage, taking time offensively to move the ball, find the open pass and execute the best shot option.Although the Pirates struggled to get their own looks at the basket due to Ocean City’s stifling defense, they didn’t go down without a fight. Despite scoring only three points in the third quarter, they rallied in the fourth to drop 11 points, finishing strong. In the fourth quarter, Ocean City had some younger players in the game who stood out with unselfish play and solid defense. The Red Raiders swarming defense led to steals in transition and they were able to convert them into easy layups on the other end. Abbey Fenton looks to the basket.Baruffi emphasized that the team’s success is due to its ability to spread the ball and play team basketball.“There have been three 1,000 point-scorers from my 18 years. There’s been a lot of great players that didn’t score 1,000 points,” he said. “That’s not my priority. We are looking to put numbers up on the banner as a team, not as an individual.” Ocean City’s Savanna Holt (23) and Abbey Fenton (35) play defense against Cedar Creek.
ENDICOTT (WBNG) — Two fans of the Dicks Sporting Goods Open gave Charles F. Johnson Elementary school in Endicott a generous donation this morning. Jeff and Eddie say it was a blessing to be able to help the children out at Charles F Johnson. The school says the donation will go towards outreach programs for the students in remote learning situations. The school is located just across the road from the En-Joie Golf Course and offers parking at a cheap rate, using the money made to fundraise for school trips and other activities for the students. Jeff Whitesel and Eddie Sheehan have been coming to the DSGO for several years and park at the school each time they come to the event. Jeff said he felt bad for how cheap the parking was compared to the prices of parking in the DC Metro area, so he began giving a little extra. Originally from the DC metro area, the pair are used to expensive parking and long walks. But at CFJ school for the DSG Open, that is not the case. “So, each year I would come up, pay my money and feel guilty and started saying, here’s a ten-dollar bill, here’s a twenty-dollar bill, keep the change,” said Whitesel. With the tournament being canceled this year due to COVID-19 the school missed out on its fundraising opportunity. So, the pair drove five hours up from Maryland to present the school with a $10,000 donation.
The 15-year-old won her final qualifier against an opponent ranked 115 places above her.Earlier Stan Wawrinka Andy Murray, Ana Ivanovic , Victoria Azarenka and Garbiñe Muguruza were all among the winners on the latest day of action in senior sections the first Grand Slam event of the year.The action in Melbourne continues until January 31st.