Cheltenham fundraiser for JT

first_imgWhatsApp FAMOUS faces from the world of horse racing will attend a fundraising evening at Cheltenham Racecourse in the UK this Saturday June 15  for injured Limerick jockey JT McNamara.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The 37-year-old Croom man suffered a serious neck injury which resulted in paralysis at the Cheltenham Festival on March 14. He is receiving treatment at the spinal unit of Dublin’s Mater Hospital.Companies, race courses and high-profile horse owners have donated prizes for the night. The fundraiser will take place in the Gold Cup Suite at Cheltenham Racecourse. For more information or to donate e-mail [email protected] Previous articleSchoolchildren escape Limerick bus fireNext articleGeraldines AFC Awards Night Guest Writer Print Twitter Limerick’s All Ireland winning champions return to action Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Emailcenter_img Sod turned on €15 million Croom school campus Croom festival highlights plight of Maigue crayfish Dawn of a new era for education in Croom Common sense would light up Croom TAGSCheltenham fundraiserCroomLimerick jockey JT McNamara NewsCheltenham fundraiser for JTBy Guest Writer – June 11, 2013 551 Advertisement ETB announces appointment of main contractor for construction of new Coláiste Chiaráin, Croomlast_img read more

Weber State Football Achieves Highest All-Time Ranking Monday

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah-After vanquishing Montana State 34-24 last Saturday at Stewart Stadium, Weber State football made history when the new polls were released Monday.In the FCS STATS poll, the Wildcats found themselves ranked #4 in the country, their highest ranking in program history.In the AFCA Coaches’ poll, the Wildcats are ranked fifth nationally.With the win over the Bobcats, the Wildcats improved to 5-2 overall and 3-1 in Big Sky play.The Big Sky Conference currently has three teams in the top six in the FCS STATS poll as Eastern Washington is #5 and UC Davis is #6.The Wildcats have three of their last four games on the road including a Saturday tilt at Grand Forks, N.D. against the North Dakota Fighting Hawks. North Dakota checks in as the #22 team in the land.North Dakota is an FCS independent but is playing a Big Sky conference schedule. Therefore, this game counts in the Big Sky standings for the Wildcats. October 22, 2018 /Sports News – Local Weber State Football Achieves Highest All-Time Ranking Monday Brad James Written by Tags: AFCA Coaches Poll/Big Sky/Eastern Washington/FCS STATS/North Dakota/UC Davis/Weber State Footballlast_img read more

Heavy smoking in pregnancy linked to crime in offspring

first_imgPARIS — Mothers who puff a pack a day or more while pregnant run a 30-percent higher risk of having kids who become criminal offenders, according to a study published Tuesday…Researchers led by Angela Paradis of the Harvard School of Public Health reviewed the health and criminal records of 4,000 American adults between 33 and 40 years old…last_img

First Travel ‘umrah’ scam convict files case review over company’s assets ruling

first_imgConvicted scammer Andika Surachman on Tuesday filed a case review against a 2019 Supreme Court ruling that denied his company’s seized assets be returned to him in an umrah (minor haj) package scam case. In 2018, the Depok District Court in West Java sent trip-planning company First Travel bosses Andika, Anniesa Hasibuan and Kiki Hasibuan, to prison for scamming Rp 905 billion (US$61 million) from more than 63,000 hopeful pilgrims.The court also ruled the government confiscate the company’s Rp 25 billion in assets, which were seized as evidence for any future investigation. In 2019, the Supreme Court upheld the decision on the company’s assets. Andika’s lawyer Boris Tampubulon said that his client, who is the owner and president director of the company, requested the case review so the government would not take away his company’s assets.“We plead all assets of First Travel be returned to the convicts so that we can seek reconciliation with our customers,” Boris told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday. “The [ruling on asset confiscation] does not reflect a sense of justice for the public, the convicts or the thousands of would-be pilgrims.”Boris said that if the assets were to be given back to the convicts, they could return the money belonging to the would-be pilgrims.“In fact, [the court’s ruling] dispelled all hopes. The convicts are punished with extraordinary sentences and their property was confiscated for the state instead of being returned to the customers,” he said.The court sentenced Andika and wife Anniesa, also the company’s owner and director, to 20 years and 18 years of imprisonment, respectively, and ordered each of them to pay a fine of Rp 10 billion for the crime. The company’s financial director Kiki was sent to prison for 15 years and ordered to pay a fine of Rp 5 billion for her involvement in the misdemeanor. Boris said that, to date, the scam victims had not received any compensation, even after several legal measures, including filing a debt postponement petition with the commercial court and reporting the case to the police.In December last year, First Travel scam victims saw another defeat when the Depok District Court rejected a civil lawsuit filed by some 3,000 customers demanding a refund.Prior to the case that came to light in 2017, the travel agency gained a reputation by offering a cheap umrah package. One victim reportedly said the company only charged around Rp 9 million per person for a pilgrimage package in 2013, while other trip planners charged about Rp 15 million per person.Topics :last_img read more

Brazil 2014: Coach Keshi approves wives, says NO to girlfriends

first_imgSuper Eagles coach Stephen Keshi gave the green light yesterday that married players could go to the World Cup with their wives but ruled out single players going with their girlfriends.Speaking at the Tom Tom Roundtable Tuesday, Keshi said that WAGs – Wives and Girlfriends are good for the players but would not tolerate girlfriends in Brazil.‘’In any civilized country, WAGs are always allowed to accompany their husbands to the World Cup. In 9994, Westerhof allowed us go with our wives. Married men in the Eagles can go with their wives but there will be no room for girlfriends’’, he said as many single girls in the audience protested mildly.last_img