West Limerick women support 16 Days campaign

first_imgLinkedin Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up WEST Limerick women came together to show their support this week for the 16 Days Campaign to help break the silence around domestic violence.Staff of West Limerick Resources and members of the Newcastle West community joined staff of the West Limerick Primary Health Care Project for Travellers at a coffee morning as part of the 16 Days of Action Opposing Violence Against Women.Since its inception in 199, more than 5,179 groups in 187 countries have taken part in the campaign. In Ireland last year, more than 140 groups – including the West Limerick Primary Health Care Project for Travellers – took part in the National Balloon Action or organised other events as a show of support.According to Women’s Aid, one in five women in Ireland experience domestic abuse during their lifetime, and it is estimated that 213,000 women in Ireland are living with severe abuse from their boyfriends, husbands and partners.Community Health worker, Nora Harty said, “Domestic abuse affects all walks of life, women from different communities, cultures and ethnic groups. It is important that we all play our part in raising awareness about domestic abuse which is the use of physical or emotional force or the threat of physical force, including sexual violence in close adult relationships.” Facebook NewsLocal NewsWest Limerick women support 16 Days campaignBy Alan Jacques – December 11, 2014 676 Advertisement Print Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories TAGS16 days of Action Against Violence Against WomenlimerickNewcastle WestWest LimerickWest Limerick Primary Health Care Project for Travellers center_img Email Previous articleBusy night for emergency servicesNext article125 new jobs on the way Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter WhatsApp Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

No. 1 burden falls on freshman back

first_imgBEN CLASSON/Herald photoFacing the nation’s top-ranked team and best-scoring defense on the road in a hostile environment is no small task.Doing so while relying heavily on a true freshman to carry the bulk of the load rushing the ball makes things even more difficult.Yet that is exactly what Wisconsin will likely be faced with when the Badgers (7-2, 3-2 Big Ten) take the Ohio Stadium field Saturday against the No. 1 Ohio State Buckeyes (9-0, 5-0 Big Ten).“It doesn’t come around very often, it’s definitely special and unique to have them in both polls too,” UW head coach Bret Bielema said of playing the nation’s top-ranked team.With starter P.J. Hill still nursing a left leg bruise sustained last week against Indiana, there was talk all week that Zach Brown could very well start in the backfield for Wisconsin Saturday.“I really like the way he handles everything,” Bielema said. “I think he’s got the right frame of mind.”Bielema added fuel to that speculation when he told reporters after practice Thursday that Hill didn’t practice at all that day and was also being bothered by a sore Achilles tendon on the same leg.According to Bielema, Hill is a game-time decision to face the nation’s eighth-best rushing defense.“Earlier in the week we had him in a boot, now he’s out of the boot and walking and doing things,” Bielema said. “The biggest thing for him is what he’s going to feel confident in going out there on the field.”Earlier this week, Brown said he would be ready to take the role as Wisconsin’s featured back if the situation presented itself.“This week I’m going hard, putting in a little more work,” Brown said. “It’s basically the same, … just when the time comes you have to take advantage.”The task facing Brown will be a tall one. Led by middle linebacker James Laurinaitis, the Ohio State defense allows only 70.9 rush yards per game.“They’re very aggressive, they like to move around a lot and they’re physical,” Brown said. Along with establishing a running game, Bielema believes getting off to a fast start will be crucial to the Badgers’ chances.“I think it is, for our team especially, just the way I’ve seen them respond,” Bielema said. Getting off to a fast start would also help keep the 100,000-plus fans who pack “The Horseshoe” quiet, at least for a while.“It’s crazy, that’s probably the loudest stadium I’ve ever been in,” wide receiver and Ohio native Kyle Jefferson said. “Their fans scream, they scream from kickoff to the end of the game and even after the game they’ll still be screaming.”So far this season, those fans have had a lot to scream about, especially when the Buckeyes are on defense. Ohio State has forced 16 turnovers on defense and scored three defensive touchdowns.“For us to have success Saturday, we have to take advantage of every opportunity and we can’t give opportunity,” Bielema said. “We can’t give opportunities to them. … They really never hurt themselves, and they really take advantage of opportunities that people give them.”Suspension choice confirmedBielema confirmed Thursday that, as first reported in The Badger Herald, he and running back Lance Smith chose the five road game suspension over alternatives.According to Bielema, after choosing to take a suspension over facing expulsion from school or appealing the decision, Smith was given the option to miss either the first five games of the season or the five road contests.“We took the five games, and had the choice of a variety of different things: either have the five up front or five road games,” Bielema said. “That’s something I actually threw out there as a bargaining tool.”The decision to take the five road game option was made with one eye on the present and another on the future.“Just early in the year we felt it was important to get those other guys reps,” Bielema said. “I would have been more nervous going into the Washington State ballgame if I didn’t have a guy who had taken any reps. Really the road games allow Lance to stay here and be focused on his academics.”Bielema also noted he was hopeful at the time that the back end of Smith’s suspension would be able to be reduced as new information came out.“I really did it with the understanding and the thought that as we got more information, … the situation might change,” Bielema said.last_img read more

Mason City man charged in shooting incident, authorities still looking for victim

first_imgMASON CITY — Mason City police say one man’s been arrested, but they are looking for the victim involved in a shooting incident on Monday. The Mason City Police Department says they responded to the 1700 block of North Pennsylvania shortly before noon on Monday on the report of a disturbance involving a firearm. Officers recovered evidence from the scene that indicated a gun had been fired, and it’s believed that a man was shot during the disturbance but left the area before officers arrived. At about 3:11 on Monday afternoon, officers responded to the same neighborhood on the report of suspicious activity, with a vehicle seen leaving the area that was stopped by officers, with two men being detained. The passenger in the vehicle, 24-year-old Derrick Young of Mason City, was charged with intimidation with a dangerous weapon, a Class C felony, as a result of the investigation into the shooting. The driver of the vehicle was not charged. Police say the victim of the shooting has not been located, and the case is still under investigation.last_img read more