2018 Remembered – Snow footprints foiled killer’s attempted escape from Portlaoise prison

first_img New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ By LaoisToday Reporter – 28th December 2018 Facebook Community The Midlands Prison in Portlaoise In March of this year the ‘Beast of the East’  took Ireland by a storm. We broke a bizarre story of how a convicted killer’s attempted escape from Portlaoise prison was stopped by the weather.Footprints in snow thwarted an attempted escape by a convicted killer from Midlands Prison in Portlaoise during Storm Emma.Christopher McDonald, 35, who murdered Keith Walker on June 12, 2015, made his dash for freedom during the ‘Beast from the East’ two weeks ago.According to the Irish Sun, the contract assassin, was taken from the high security Midlands Prison to Portlaoise Hospital after complaining of chest pains.But the prisoner is reported to have removed his cuffs and managed to flee.However, McDonald’s escape plan was scuppered when his footprints in the snow led prison officers to him at nearby homes.The murderer was found hiding on the roof of a shed before being brought back to his cell.It is understood that he will now be disciplined by jail bosses over his failed break for freedom.AttemptA prison source revealed to The Irish Sun: “McDonald made a genuine attempt to escape but the bad weather hampered his efforts.“He didn’t get very far but the incident shows that he was determined to escape from prison and thankfully no one was harmed.”“It’s not the first time a prisoner has tried to escape on a hospital visit and it probably won’t be the last.”The Irish Prison Service confirmed to The Irish Sun recently that an investigation into the failed escape was under way.A spokesman said: “The Prison Service can confirm that a prisoner attempted to escape from lawful custody while being returned to the prison from Portlaoise Hospital on the 28th of February last.“Officers reacted immediately and the prisoner was apprehended within a very short time and returned to the prison.”SEE ALSO – Help sought to find man missing from near Athy Previous article2018 Remembered: In Pictures: Wonderful atmosphere as Laois players meet supporters ahead of Leinster finalNext article2018 Remembered – How Laois almost got a brand new hurling club LaoisToday Reporter TAGS2018 RememberedPortlaoise Prison RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter 2018 Remembered – Snow footprints foiled killer’s attempted escape from Portlaoise prison WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Home We Are Laois 2018 Remembered – Snow footprints foiled killer’s attempted escape from Portlaoise prison We Are Laois Pinterest Facebook Council Community Pinterest Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic yearlast_img read more

Real Estate Act to be Revised

first_imgRelatedMinistry Welcomes New Pipes to Reduce Water Loss FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Real Estate (Dealers and Developers) Act is to be amended to increase fines for breaches and protect the interests of all players in the real estate market.Minister of State in the Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Ian Hayles, made the announcement during his contribution to the 2013/14 Sectoral debate on June 18 in the House of Representatives.He explained that the Act is being revised to “tighten-up” the accountability of real estate professionals, especially developers, as the Real Estate Board has been called upon to expend huge resources to defend the welfare of purchasers, where developers have failed to honour contractual obligations.“The Board is also increasing the penalty fees for breaches of the Act. Legislation will have to be drafted to ensure that the Board is able to carry out new anti-money laundering duties that it was instructed would be assigned,” he noted.Mr. Hayles also informed that the Real Estate Board will be regulating timeshare properties in Jamaica and licensing the marketers of timeshare.He said the Ministry of Tourism is piloting legislation to regulate timeshares in Jamaica, with the Board slated to become the Registrar of Timeshare.“Although timeshares are generally thought of as a tourism product, it is real estate-based, hence the interest of both bodies in the matter. The board will also have to licence the agents, who sell timeshares. The legislation to support these new responsibilities will be tabled shortly,” he noted.Contact: Latonya Linton RelatedRenewed Focus on Cassava Advertisementscenter_img Related35 in Duanvale Get Land Title Real Estate Act to be Revised EnvironmentJune 20, 2013Written by: Latonya Lintonlast_img read more

Mobile Mix: Episode 9

first_img Play Video UnavailableLanguageLanguageSettingsHDSettingsFullscreenFullscreenThis is a modal window.Caption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDone AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 03 AUG 2018 UnavailableUnavailable Powered by THEOplayer 2021.1.3Close Related ContentClose ShareWe’re back in London for this week’s Mobile Mix, joined by analyst Paolo Pescatore and head of GSMA Intelligence Peter Jarich. In a week that saw Apple become a trillion-dollar company, Paolo provides his take on Q2’s winners and losers, while Justin and Peter round-up the week’s news. Meanwhile, Diana is in Chicago with a report from Motorola’s launch of a “5G-ready” smartphone: the Moto Z3.Subscribe to our daily newsletter Related contentRelated contentShare VideoShare Video Playing onSubtitlesLanguageSettingsQualityAutomatic Automatic HDSpeedNormalQualityAutomaticSpeed0.250.5Normal1.251.52Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%PlayPlayMuteMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00LiveRemaining Time -0:00 Watch in VRWatch in VRdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionsSubtitlesSubtitlesUnavailable HomeFeatured Content Mobile Mix: Episode 9 Previous ArticleApple becomes first tech company to hit $1T valuationNext ArticleHuawei aspira al trono de líder en ventas de smartphones para finales de 2019last_img read more

The Bookshop

first_img Share The Hamptons International Film Festival hosted a book signing with Emily Mortimer and Isabel Coixet for the book The Bookshop at BookHampton in East Hampton on Sunday, August 19.The book is now a motion picture starring Mortimer, Bill Nighy, and Patricia Clarkson.last_img

AID Bank announces initiatives to stimulate growth

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Share Share LocalNews AID Bank announces initiatives to stimulate growth by: – September 4, 2013center_img Tweet 16 Views   no discussions Manager of the Credit Operations Department, Matilda JohnRoseThe Dominica Agricultural, Industrial and Development Bank (AID Bank) has commenced a series of initiatives to facilitate growth in the economy. On Tuesday the Bank announced that it has slashed interest rates on loans as low as six percent in some cases. “The AID Bank introduces a reduction of its interest rates for new customers in Agriculture, Education and Services for a period of six months. We are also providing a reduction in mortgages of eight percent of a period of 30 years but the benefit is a no down payment,” manager of the Credit Operations Department, Matilda JohnRose said.The Bank has also reduced its interest rates in the Agricultural sector from 10 percent to a range of between 6 to 8.5 percent.This is in an effort to create more production locally particularly with the construction of an Abattoir on island.“With the introduction of the Abattoir project, the opportunity arises to enhance our current farm holdings to provide technical assistance and to increase our poultry and pork production as a form of import substitutions,” Mrs JohnRose said.The farmers associated with the abattoir project have been offered a concessionary interest rate of six percent. “So anybody associated with the abattoir project, be it in poultry or pork production, we provide financing either to increase the farm holding to provide technical assistance or to gear up for the production of that project”.The Bank has also reduced interest rates on educational loans under education to the local, regional and extra regional studies from nine percent to eight percent. “The field of study has to be on the priority list, so anybody desirous of studying and the government has approved your field of study we have reduced the interest rate,” Mrs. Jon Rose noted. Clients with new and existing viable projects in the services sector will also benefit from a reduced interest rate from 10% to 7%. The AID Bank is also offering loans for renewable energy at 5% for locally incorporated companies and new and existing households. Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Harrison High’s ‘The Election’ spoofs American politics

first_imgA scandalized student body president, campaign cash, shady political operatives, and plenty of laughs come together in “The Election,” Harrison High’s fall theatre production.Political opponents Ben Corsi, left, and Liz Kagan, right, face off during “The Election”.Written in 2015 by playwright and former teacher Don Zolidis, the show runs Friday, November 30, and Saturday, December 1, 7:30 p.m., in the school auditorium.The story centers around Mark Davenport, played by Ben Corsi, who is convinced that he’ll easily win a special election to replace a disgraced student body president. When Mark’s opponent, played by Liz Kagan, undergoes a complete makeover with the help of a mysterious Super PAC, the race takes a sharp – and hilarious – turn.From left, Justin Bujega, Bryson Martin, and Ben Corsi talk politics in a scene from “The Election.”Enter Gary, a sleazy campaign manager played by Justin Bugeja. The senior says he had to step way out of character to get into the part.“I have to be very uptight,” he said. “I spent a lot of time sitting in front of a classroom just being rude. It took a lot of practice.”Bugeja said the play focuses attention on the role money plays in elections. “It not only influences candidates, but also the media. And the media influences voters.”The crowd reacts as candidates debate during “The Election”.Senior Ebony Matthews represents “the media”; she plays a television news analyst. In addition to researching reporters, she uses what she learned by following the 2016 presidential election.While audiences enjoy the show’s humor, Bujega hopes it will also inspire them to “do their research and make their own decisions.”“Just vote,” he said. “Make sure you voice your opinion when it matters.”Tickets for “The Election” are $10 and may be purchased through the box office, 248-888-6274, or at the door. Reported by admin Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Sports Park Raceway postponed, Benton County Speedway to host Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights opener

first_imgIt’s a rich holiday weekend in Vinton, as Modifieds will race for $2,000 to win at Sunday’s Albert Auto Night program. Both Albert Auto Night and Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour features are qualifiers for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. Sanctioned Stocks, Hobbies and Northern SportMods also run on Sunday. The tour now gets underway on Memorial Day with a $1,500 to win, minimum $150 to start show at Benton County Speedway in Vinton. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods complete the Monday, May 27 program, to be broadcast by IMCA.TV.  The traditional home track of the IMCA Modified division, Benton County has hosted eight Dirt Knights Tour events since 2011, each of which resulted in a different winner. FORT DODGE, Iowa (May 21) – Rain has been declared the winner of tonight’s Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour event at Sports Park Raceway.  More information about both events is posted on the track website, www.jjamracing.net. Pit gates open at 4 p.m. Hot laps are at 5:30 p.m. with racing at 6 p.m. both nights. Spectator admission is $15 for adults and $5 for kids.  The Fort Dodge speedplant was to host opening night for the 10th annual tour for IMCA Modifieds Tuesday evening. IMCA and track officials hope to reschedule that race for later this summer.last_img read more

Preview: Malmo welcome a Real Madrid in search of goals

first_img Most expect another Madrid victory here, with the question being whether or not Cristiano can find the net. Madrid thrashed Shakhtar Donetsk 4-0 in their Champions League opener, while Malmo were defeated 2-0 by PSG. Upd. at 15:44 Sport EN With the derby against Atletico Madrid at the weekend to think about, Rafa Benitez may choose to bring in Casemiro or Mateo Kovacic, with Toni Kroos off form recently. Cristiano Ronaldo will be looking to overcome his poor form, which has seen him fail to score in only two of seven games this season – although he has eight goals in total.  Ronaldo is one away from 500 in his career, and, more importantly, three off beating Raul Gonzalez’s all-time record. CEST Malmo, for their part, are only fifth in the Swedish league and surprisingly struggling this season. Real Madrid have several players injured for their trip to Malmo, including James Rodriguez, Gareth Bale, Sergio Ramos, Pepe and Danilo, but they should still have enough to overcome the Swedes. 30/09/2015last_img read more

Filipe Luis punishment reduced after Messi horror tackle

first_img Sport EN The Brazilian was sent off when the title challengers met at Camp Nou last weekend, with Barcelona winning 2-1. 04/02/2016 at 19:37 Yesterday sporting director Jose Luis Perez Caminero released a statement reading: “Similar actions should be judged equally and have the same punishment. It can not be that an identical action that is written in the referee’s report can be punished with one game in one case and then ours is punishable by three games for Filipe.” Filipe Luis will now miss the clash with Eibar at the Vicente Calderon, but not the matches after that. Atletico Madrid have successfully appealed against Filipe Luis’ three match ban for a knee-high lunge on Lionel Messi, getting his sanction reduced to one game. CET He added: “Filipe Luis is a player with excellent records, as opposed to a violent player, an athlete. He went to the dispute of a 50-50 ball, touched the ball then later hit the opponent without being able to stop.  “Everyone who has played football knows that there is no misconduct here and this not be judged differently. Three games should serve to punish other actions, not this.”last_img read more

Lack of communication was Mou’s biggest flaw – Rooney

first_imgAdvertisement 212kNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vso05eWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E60dnfa( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) hk490Would you ever consider trying this?😱i5myCan your students do this? 🌚mo7jRoller skating! Powered by Firework Wayne Rooney has revealed that Jose Mourinho’s poor man-management skills was what led to the stars not being onside.Advertisement The all-time top scorer of Manchester United played only one season under ‘The Special One’ and revealed he was left surprised by Mourinho’s lack of communication with the players.The 55-year-old manager was sacked on Tuesday after The Red Devils fell to a dominating Liverpool at Anfield.Advertisement Wazza believes that a better verbal relationship with the players could have helped the Portuguese coach.Advertisement “In my opinion, obviously being there for a year with him, he didn’t [keep players onside],” Rooney told BT Sport.“And I think that was the one surprise I had, the communication with the players wasn’t as much as it could have been.“And I think when you leave a player out of a game, sometimes, for a player, it gives a bit of freedom of the mind when the manager says I’m leaving you out for this reason or for that reason.“But the players didn’t get that, and I think that’s the most difficult thing for a player to try and work out why you’re not playing.“I think the big thing with Jose was the communication with the players, and I know the players weren’t happy with him.” Advertisementlast_img read more