RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kevin SheehyTHE man charged with murdering Limerick boxer Kevin Sheehy in a hit and run last July has been further charged with endangering the lives of others, arising out of the same incident.Logan Jackson (29) of Longford Road, Coventry, England is alleged to have driven a vehicle dangerously and at high speed in the direction of pedestrians on Hyde Road, Limerick, on July 1, 2019.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Detective Garda Shane Ryan, Roxboro Road Garda Station, told Limerick District Court that Mr Jackson made no reply when he charged him with endangerment.Mr Jackson was charged on July 3 last with the murder of the five time Irish boxing champion boxer whose body was found at Hyde Road at 4.40 am on the morning in question.Judge Patrick Durkan remanded Mr Jackson in custody to appear before Limerick District Court on Tuesday, November 12. Previous articleMag’s 88 kilometres buys handbikes for disabledNext articleNew routes will bring Shannon closer to the heart of Europe David Raleigh TAGSAn Garda SíochánaCourtCrimeKevin SheehyLimerick CityNews Linkedin Twitter Gardaí step up operations to tackle Limerick dognappers NewsFurther charge over murder of Limerick boxerBy David Raleigh – November 7, 2019 3106 Vicky calls for right to die with dignity Advertisement WhatsApp Thefts of catalytic converters on the rise #crimeprevention Email New parklet changes Catherine Street dining experience Facebook Print Woman arrested and €72,000 seized in Westbury Rape Crisis welcomes publication of O’Malley report
Arsene Wenger sends heartfelt message to Iker Casillas after heart attack Comment Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas suffered a heart attack while training with Porto (Picture: Getty)Arsene Wenger has sent his best wishes to Iker Casillas after the legendary goalkeeper had a heart attack while training with Porto.Casillas, 37, one of the most decorated footballers in the history of both Spain and Real Madrid, suffered an acute myocardial infarction but is said to be in ‘stable’ condition as he recovers in hospital.The veteran shot-stopper confirmed on social media that his ‘strength was intact’ despite the ‘big scare’ as messages of support flooded in from around the world.Speaking ahead of Liverpool’s defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League, former Arsenal manager Wenger admitted he was shocked by the news and sent a heartfelt message to Casillas.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityHe told beIN SPORTS: ‘We are all surprised because you don’t expect at that age a guy who is practicing to have a heart attack but we don’t know much more about it and have to be a bit cautious about it. But, of course, we wish him well.‘He was a decisive ‘keeper. I remember in 2010, in the World Cup in South Africa, in every single game he made a decisive save and at Real Madrid as well he was always under pressure and he was always decisive in big games.‘But the question mark we have tonight: is that stress harmful for your health or not? For some maybe more than for others.‘Being a goalkeeper is a highly stressful job now.’Arsene Wenger chooses to begin tonight’s Champions League discussion with a get well message to Iker Casillas, who was taken to hospital earlier today following heart problems.Get well soon @IkerCasillas 👊#beINUCL #beINWenger #BARLIV pic.twitter.com/WkVnSBEbHO— beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS) May 1, 2019 Metro Sport ReporterThursday 2 May 2019 9:58 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link205Shares Casillas is expected to be ruled out for the remainder of Porto’s season and the goalkeeper’s playing career is in serious doubt.The Spaniard amassed 725 appearances for Real Madrid across 16 seasons at the Bernabeu, winning three Champions Leagues and five La Liga titles with the Spanish giants.He was also a key member of Spain’s side that won successive European Championships in 2008 and 2012 as well the 2010 World Cup. Iker Casillas | Career Honours REAL MADRIDLa Liga: 2000–01, 2002–03, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2011–12Copa del Rey: 2010–11, 2013–14Supercopa de España: 2001, 2003, 2008, 2012UEFA Champions League: 1999–2000, 2001–02, 2013–14UEFA Super Cup: 2002, 2014FIFA Club World Cup: 2014Intercontinental Cup: 1998, 2002PORTOPrimeira Liga: 2017–18Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira: 2018INTERNATIONALSpain – 167 capsFIFA World Cup: 2010UEFA European Championship: 2008, 2012 Advertisement Casillas is regarded as one of the greatest players in Real Madrid history (Picture: Getty)Madrid said that the club was sending ‘all the courage in the world’ to their ‘eternal captain’.An official statement said: ‘Real Madrid wants to transmit all their support to their beloved captain Casillas,’ the statement read.‘Casillas has taught us throughout his professional career to overcome the most incredible challenges to enhance the glory of our club.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘It has taught us that giving up does not fit into our philosophy of life and has shown us countless times that being stronger, the harder the challenge, is the way to achieve victory.‘Real Madrid want to see their eternal captain recovered as soon as possible and send him all the courage of the world.’MORE: Lionel Messi caught moving the ball closer to Liverpool’s goal before his stunning free-kick for Barcelona Advertisement
The power produced at Esbjerg will support Apple’s data centre in Viborg, with all surplus energy going into the Danish grid. The 200-metre-tall turbines are expected to produce 62 gigawatt-hours of electricity each year. “Combatting climate change demands urgent action and global partnership — and the Viborg data centre is powerful proof that we can rise to this generational challenge,” said Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives. “Investments in clean energy deliver breakthrough innovations that bring clean energy and good jobs to businesses and local communities. This is an area where we have to lead — for the sake of our planet and future generations.” Tech giant Apple will invest in the construction of two MHI Vestas 8.4 MW offshore wind turbines which will be installed onshore near the town of Esbjerg in Denmark. In its interim financial report for the second quarter of 2020, European Energy refers to a 16.8 MW project in Denmark, dubbed Måde II, as being under construction. Apple is developing the project in partnership with European Energy. The two turbines will reportedly be installed at the Måde test site in the port of Esbjerg which is operated by European Energy. The site already hosts two MHI Vestas V164-8.0 MW wind turbines and two V117-3.45 MW units.
Update on the latest sports 304th-ranked Popov wins Women’s British OpenTROON, Scotland (AP) — Sophia Popov became the first female golfer from Germany to capture a major title when she won the Women’s British Open by two strokes at Royal Troon. Popov went into the final round with a three-shot lead. She bounced back from a first-hole bogey by making five birdies in her 3-under 68. Jasmine Suwannapura was the runner-up after shooting 67.Popov is ranked No. 304 and dropped off the LPGA Tour last year. She hadn’t previously won on the LPGA Tour, the second-tier Symetra Tour or on the Ladies European Tour. MLB-NEWSPence designate by GiantsUNDATED (AP) — The San Francisco Giants have cut ties with outfielder Hunter Pence, ending a second stint with the fan favorite that didn’t go nearly as well as his first.The 37-year-old was designated for assignment to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for utility man Daniel Robertson, who was acquired Sunday from the Rays for cash or a player to be named later.Pence was hitting just .096 with two home runs and six RBIs in 17 games. He was a fiery, emotional leader for the Giants from 2012-2018, helping anchor teams that won the World Series in 2012 and 2014. Associated Press The Raptors put an emphatic stamp on their sweep by blasting the Nets, 150-122.The Raptors had two players score at least 20 points off the bench, led by 29 from Norman Powell. Serge Ibaka (ih-BAH’-kah) added 27 points on 12 of 14 shooting and grabbed 15 rebounds. Toronto set an all-time NBA record with 100 bench points.Pascal Siakam (see-A’-kam) finished with 20 points and 10 boards as the lone Toronto starter with more than 10 points.The Raptors are 11-1 in the bubble, with the lone loss coming against Boston.The Celtics took advantage of an injury and defeating the 76ers, 110-106. The game changed when Tobias Harris crashed to the floor at the 2:40 mark of the third quarter. Without Harris, Boston went on a 12-0 run and eventually led 96-79 in the opening minutes of the fourth. Vancouver netminder Jacob Markstrom was pulled midway through the third period after allowing five goals on 34 shots.NHL-CAPITALS-REIRDEN FIREDCaps dump ReirdenWASHINGTON (AP) — Todd Reirden is out after just two seasons as head coach of the Washington Capitals.The Capitals won two division titles in each season under Reirden but failed to capture a playoff series. He replaced Barry Trotz, who led the team to the 2018 Stanley Cup before heading to the Islanders in a contract dispute. IndyCar officials declined to throw a red flag after a violent crash by Spencer Pigot (pee-ZHOH’) with just a handful of laps remaining. Pigot needed medical attention on the track, the crash scene was a debris field and there was no way the race could resume without a stoppage. Dixon dominated the race and asked on his radio if IndyCar was going to give the drivers a final shootout to the checkered flag, NASCAR style. But the five-time Indy-Car champion had to settle for second after Sato led him across the finish line under yellow. Sato’s teammate, Graham Rahal (RAY’-hahl), was third.NASCAR-DOVERHarvick gets 7th win of season NBA-NEWSFines from Magic-Bucks scuffleLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Magic forward James Ennis and Bucks forward Marvin Williams have been fined $15,000 each for a fight that led to their ejections from Game 3 of their teams’ first-round playoff series Saturday. Ennis and Williams had been competing for rebounding position midway through the second quarter of the Bucks’ 121-107 victory. They exchanged shoves as they headed back up the floor. NHL-STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFSB’s top Bolts in Game 1 — Cubs ace Yu Darvish struck out 10 over seven innings of his career-high fifth consecutive victory, a 2-1 triumph over the White Sox. Kyle Schwarber belted a two-run homer in the sixth inning to help the Cubs end the White Sox’s seven-game winning streak.— Yadier (YAH’-dee-ehr) Molina had four hits and top prospect Dylan Carlson hit his first career homer as the Cardinals dumped the Reds, 6-2. Harrison Bader added a two-run shot for St. Louis, which won three of four in the series.— Outfielder Roman Quinn threw out Dansby Swanson at the plate to end the Phillies’ 5-4 win over the Braves. Alex Bohm, Rhys Hoskins and Didi Gregorius (DEE’-dee greh-GOHR’-ee-uhs) homered to give Philadelphia a 4-0 lead by the third inning.— Trea Turner was 3-for-3 with three RBIs and two runs scored in the Nationals’ lopsided victory over the Marlins, 9-3. Winning pitcher Anibal (AH’-nih-bahl) Sánchez allowed one run and five hits over a season-high seven innings. — Gregory Polanco’s two-run blast in the eighth inning pushed the Pirates past the Brewers, 5-4. Bryan Reynolds, Jarrod Dyson and Adam Frazier furnished RBI singles in the Pirates’ third straight win since a nine-game losing streak. UNDATED (AP) — The Boston Bruins have opened the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs by defeating the team that took the No. 1 seed from them in the round-robin tournament.Brad Marchand scored the eventual game-winning goal and had an assist while the Bruins were building a 3-0 lead in a 3-2 win over the Lightning. Marchand tallied 1:17 in the third period and set up Charlie Coyle late in the first.David Pastrnak (PAHS’-tur-nahk) had a power-play goal and Jaroslav Halak (YAH’-roh-slahv hah-LAHK″) stopped 35 shots for Boston. Halak blanked Tampa Bay until Victor Hedman scored twice over the 11 minutes.Meanwhile, the Golden Knights are 8-1 in the Edmonton bubble after cruising to a Game 1 victory in the second round. Reilly Smith, Mark Stone and Alex Tuch (tuhk) each had a goal and an assist to support Robin Lehner (LEH’-nur) in the Knights’ 5-0 shutout of the Canucks. Vegas took the lead on Jonathan Marchessault’s goal midway through the first period. That was enough offense for Lehner, who turned back 26 shots in his first shutout in 17 postseason games. — Kyle Lewis and Austin Nola belted early solo home runs and Sam Haggerty’s two-run blow gave the Mariners a 4-0 lead in the fifth inning of a 4-1 win over the Rangers. Justin Dunn allowed just one hit over six scoreless frames before three relievers finished the combined three-hitter.— Rio Ruiz drove in four runs and the Orioles gained a four-game split by downing the Red Sox for the second straight day, 5-4. Winning pitcher Thomas Eshelman entered the game with two out in the first inning and walked his first batter before retiring his last 13.— Kiké (KEE’-kay) Hernández hit a three-run drive and Mookie Betts went deep twice in a seven-homer assault that propelled the Dodgers to an 11-3 pounding of the Rockies and a three-game sweep. The Dodgers have won 11 of 12 games overall and own the best record in baseball at 22-8 at the halfway point of this abbreviated season.— Fernando Tatis (tah-TEES’) Jr. made two spectacular plays at shortstop and Manny Machado hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning to help the Padres earn a 5-3 victory and a three-game sweep of the Astros. San Diego has won seven straight, all against Texas ballclubs.— Mike Yastrzemski (ya-STREHM’-skee) smacked a go-ahead homer on his 30th birthday to help the Giants pick up their season-high sixth consecutive win, 6-1 over Arizona. Alex Dickerson added a three-run homer off Hector Rondon (rahn-DOHN’) in the seventh to provide cushion and make it a 5-1 game. The Mavericks were without forward/center Kristaps Porzingis (KRIHS’-tahps pohr-ZIHN’-gihs) because of right knee soreness.Lou Williams pumped in 36 points and Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard had 32 for the Clippers, who trailed by eight heading into the fourth quarter.The Jazz are a win away from advancing to the second round following a 129-127 win over the Nuggets in Game 4. Donovan Mitchell scored 18 of his 51 points in the fourth quarter and was 15 of 27 from the floor. He’s averaging 39 1/2 points in the seconds, including a 57-point assault in the opener.Jamal Murray set a Denver playoff record with 50 points. That topped the old mark of 45 set by Spencer Haywood during the 1970 ABA playoffs, when the team was the Denver Rockets.Rudy Gobert (goh-BEHR’) contributed 17 points and 11 rebounds for Utah. Mike Conley added 26 points in his second game since returning to the NBA bubble after leaving for the birth of his son. The Islanders completed a five-game series win against the Capitals on Thursday.MLB-SCHEDULETigers shed Indians hexUNDATED (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have won a three-game series in Cleveland after absorbing 20 consecutive losses to the Indians.Tarik Skubal and Daniel Norris combined to pitch six innings of one-run ball in the Tigers’ 7-4 victory over the Indians. Miguel Cabrera drove in two and Detroit belted three home runs in the rubber match of the series. August 24, 2020 Kemba Walker poured in 32 points in his first NBA series-clinching win.Jayson Tatum finished with 28 points and a playoff career-high 15 rebounds.Harris had 20 points despite his lengthy absence in the second half. Joel Embiid (joh-EHL’ ehm-BEED’) finished with 30 points and 10 boards for Philadelphia.Also in NBA first-round action, Luka Doncic (DAHN’-chihch) drained a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Mavericks a 135-133 triumph over the Clippers, evening the series at two games apiece. Doncic was sensational despite playing on a badly sprained ankle, delivering 43 points, 17 rebounds and 13 assists.Trey Burke finished with 25 points and Tim Hardaway Jr. added 21 in a game that featured eight lead changes in OT. UNDATED (AP) — The NFL has asked a New Jersey lab to investigate a new batch of COVID-19 test results amid reports from several teams of false positives. The league didn’t identify which teams got positive results, or how many there were. Among teams reporting false positives, the Minnesota Vikings said they had 12, the New York Jets 10 and the Chicago Bears nine. Other teams that were affected are the Buffalo Bills, Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles and Cleveland Browns. In other NFL news:— The Ravens have terminated the contract of seven-time Pro Bowl safety Earl Thomas. The action stems from Thomas’ fray with defensive back Chuck Clark at Friday’s practice after Thomas admittedly blew a coverage assignment. — Washington has released wideout Cody Latimer amid his legal issues before he practiced a single snap with the team. He was arrested in May and charged with a felony count of illegal discharge of a firearm. He also faces charges of second-degree assault, menacing, prohibited use of a weapon and reckless endangerment. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA PLAYOFFSRaptors, Celtics complete sweepsLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics will tangle in the second round of the NBA playoffs after completing four-game sweeps. DOVER, Del. (AP) — Kevin Harvick has regained the NASCAR Cup Series victory lead by dominating Sunday’s race at Dover International Speedway.A day after Denny Hamlin opened the doubleheader weekend with his sixth win to match Harvick and one-upped his closest rival to claim NASCAR’s regular-season title. Harvick has 56 career Cup victories to tie Kyle Busch for ninth on the career list.Martin Truex Jr. was second and Jimmie Johnson third. Johnson is on the bubble, four points outside of the cutoff with his fate to be decided under the lights at Daytona. NFL-NEWSNFL asks lab to check reliability of its COVID-19 tests Jorge Bonifacio hit a two-run homer and Niko Goodrum and Grayson Greiner had solo shots for the Tigers.Elsewhere around the majors:— Nelson Cruz blasted his 10th homer and Marwin Gonzalez had two RBIs before closer Taylor Rogers dodged trouble in the ninth inning of the Twins’ 5-4 win against the Royals. Cruz hit a solo shot an estimated 453-feet to center field in the ninth inning for a two-run lead, helping Minnesota win its eighth series in nine tries this season.— Mark Canha (KAN’-ah) lifted a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning to give the Athletics a 5-4 win versus the Angels. Oakland trailed 4-2 before rallying on RBI singles by Stephen Piscotty (pihs-KAH’-tee) and Sean Murphy in the sixth.— Josh Fleming won his big league debut by pitching five innings of two-run ball in the Rays’ 5-4 decision over the Blue Jays. Austin Meadows drove in two runs and Brandon Lowe (low) provided an RBI single that put Tampa Bay ahead to stay. PGA-NORTHERN TRUSTJohnson back at No. 1 after dominant winNORTON, Mass. (AP) — Dustin Johnson played the final two holes in near darkness after a late storm delay and finished with a birdie for an 8-under 63 and an 11-shot victory over Harris English at The Northern Trust.It was the 22nd victory of his PGA Tour career and fifth in a FedEx Cup playoffs event, tied with Rory McIlroy for most. Johnson finished at 30 under and returned to No. 1 in the world. WOMEN’S BRITISH OPEN In other baseball news:— The Angels will face the Indians in the 2021 Little League Classic at Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The game is scheduled for Aug. 22 at Bowman Field in front of a crowd predominantly made up of players, coaches and parents in Williamsport for the Little League World Series. INDYCAR-INDIANAPOLIS 500Sato claims second Indianapolis 500 crownINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Takuma Sato snatched a second Indianapolis 500 victory as the Japanese racer held off Scott Dixon and ultimately won under caution.
The University of Wisconsin managed to win their ninth game of the season this past weekend against the Indiana Hoosiers, yet many fans were left shocked when they looked at the newest AP poll.Wisconsin had finally managed to crack the top five of the AP poll, with their undefeated season proving too strong for many critics to argue against. However, after the College Football Playoffs rankings came out, many began to start questioning Wisconsin again and were happy to have another reason to write the Badgers out of the CFP running.Football: Wisconsin wins at Illinois to remain undefeatedThe University of Wisconsin football team went on the road and defeated Illinois during their homecoming 24-10 to remain undefeated Read…Wisconsin is one of three teams that remain undefeated going into week 11, with both Alabama and Georgia also boasting a perfect season up until this point. Why isn’t Wisconsin right behind then you might ask? Below are some of the many reasons why people are saying Wisconsin just isn’t CFP material.Wisconsin has had too easy of a scheduleThe first comment that everyone seems to make about Wisconsin this year is how easy their schedule is. Whether it is spectators in the Big Ten claiming that Wisconsin hasn’t proven itself because it has yet to play a fearsome opponent, or outsiders pointing out the fact that Wisconsin has not played another nationally ranked opponent thus far this season, schedule difficulty always seems to be the Achilles’ heel for the Badgers.Of course, Wisconsin isn’t the only one with an “easy schedule” this season, and they are certainly not the only team in the top ten of the AP Poll. As a matter of fact, Georgia, who is ranked No.2 in the AP Poll, also has yet to see a ranked opponent in the regular season.So, what is the difference between Georgia and Wisconsin? Location. There has been a long-standing rivalry between northern schools and southern schools, with many believing that good football can only be found in the south.This kind of mentality is the reason why Wisconsin can have the same kind of schedule that Georgia has, but with more impacts. The competition is the exact same between the two schools, but one’s location is going to be the deciding factor when we talk about their performance.The Wisconsin offense still has its fare share of problemsOne of the other things that critics point to when talking about the 2017 Wisconsin football team is the struggles that the offense has continued to have entering into week 11.While I am not denying that there are still things that Wisconsin needs to work on, I think that it is irrational that a team can be faulted for being imperfect. The best football team is not always the team that makes the fewest mistakes, but the team that manages to learn from those mistakes and minimize errors in a short period of time.While the Wisconsin offense might still have some issues with turnovers and interceptions, the team is still managing to win ball games. Players are fixing mistakes quickly and have shown to be a dominant team on the field.Homecoming week ends in victorious celebration for Wisconsin football teamThe 2017 homecoming week celebrations ended on a high note after the University of Wisconsin football team demolished the Maryland Read…The idea that one of the things keeping Wisconsin out of CFP talk is the fact that their offense needs to improve is like saying Peyton Manning shouldn’t be considered a great quarterback because he threw a few interceptions during his career. Everyone is going to make mistakes, but it is a matter of how you respond to those mistakes.Wisconsin football has been responding well, and I believe that there have been improvements made over the course of 11 weeks. I think to assume that this team should be flawless by this point is just irrational, and a weak argument to keep bringing up against the Badgers.Too many key players have been getting injured, and replacing people mid-season is hardI am not going to try and deny the fact that Wisconsin has a fair share of people on IR right now. However, the Badgers have built a program that accounts for injuries and works around any injury that might pop up.This has been demonstrated time and time again, even in this season alone. Jonathan Taylor suffered an injury during Illinois, and Garrett Groshek filled his shoes with ease.When Jack Cichy would be ruled out due to an ACL injury acquired during practice, his lineman Chris Orr would make sure to fill Cichy’s shoes, both as a leader and as a player. Even now with Orr listed as injured for the week, sophomore Tyler Johnson stepped in, filling in coverage with little to no difficulty.While there might be injuries plaguing the Wisconsin football team, these are not new issues that they have to face. Injuries are something that any team has to deal with at this point of the season, and Wisconsin has managed to handle their injuries with an amount of grace that is to be commended.The reasons why Wisconsin fell two spots in the AP Poll are numerous, yet many of them don’t manage to stand actual scrutiny. It looks as though Wisconsin will just have to keep fighting through the adversity that is constantly thrown their way.