Haitians demand relief 5 years after quake

first_imgFive years ago, after a catastrophic earthquake killed hundreds of thousands of Haitians and destroyed much of Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital, the people of the world were so struck by the devastation and suffering that they donated billions of dollars to Haiti’s relief. A majority of those who donated lived in the U.S.But the “international community” felt that Haiti’s government couldn’t handle so much money, so they appointed former U.S. President Bill Clinton as head of the Interim Haiti Reconstruction Fund and guaranteed that he would have complete control.Now $6 billion of these contributions have yet to be dispersed. At a demonstration in New York on Jan. 13, called by the Committee to Mobilize Against Dictatorship in Haiti (Komokoda), Haitians asked, “Where’s the money, Bill?” They also pointed out that then U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton installed Michel “Sweet Mickey” Martelly as president of Haiti to cover up this plunder.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Read More »

Limerick FC enter massive period in season with trip to Shelbourne

first_imgPrint Twitter Limerick FC will play a host of top sides in the Airtricity League First Division in the coming weeks as their encouraging start to the season will be put to the test.Limerick travel to Tolka Park on Friday night to play Shelbourne (7.45). The Shannonsiders enter the game off the back of a 1-1 draw with Wexford FC at the Markets Field last weekend.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Tommy Barrett’s men showed great character to equalise immediately through Darren Murphy having fallen behind to an Emmett Nugent strike. Afterwards, Barrett revealed that the players were disappointed with the result but he didn’t share their disappointment.“The lads are disappointed tonight but I’m not disappointed. I feel they have done really well so far so there is no point in throwing the toys out of the pram.“As long as you picking up points and staying close to the top, that’s the main thing. The time to be top is at the very end.” SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, Market’s Field, Limerick 30/3/2018Limerick vs Waterford FCLimerick manager Tommy BarrettMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo Previous articleHundreds to benefit from refunds on mortgages?Next articleArmed response unit operating in Bruree Adrian Finnin Limerick begin a busy schedule against four sides who are all expecting to be in the promotion race this season. The Super Blues face trips to Shelbourne, Longford and Drogheda as well as a home game against Bray.Barrett says there is a long way to go and it is very difficult to call but expects the top sides to take control soon.“It’s a very close league. We have to be realistic about where we are at. If we can keep it tight and pick up points you never know. There is a long way to go. I feel all teams still look cagey.“I think you will find it will level out after 10 to 15 games. You might have a surprise team in there but the top four with the more experienced players and bigger budgets will be up there and hopefully an outsider like ourselves can break into that.”Limerick are currently two points clear of Shelbourne in the league in third place. Ian Morris’ Shelbourne side were expected to perform better than their league position suggests but the former Bohemians man has an array of quality at his disposal.The squad at Tolka Park is full of Premier Division experience including Ciaran Kilduff, Conan Byrne, Ryan Brennan and Luke Byrne.All four players are seasoned campaigners and it is expected that it will soon click for the Drumcondra side which is dangerous for their visitors.In their three away fixtures, Barrett’s men have picked up two wins and a defeat to Bray Wanderers and will be expecting to provide stiff opposition for the Dubliners.With an experienced back four along with solid performances from Jack Brady and Killian Brouder, Limerick will be hoping to keep concessions to a minimum which will provide an opportunity.Connor Ellis’ work rate up front has been phenomenal in recent weeks and the former Cork man will give centre backs Byrne and Prendergast an uneasy night. SoccerLimerick FCNewsSportLimerick FC enter massive period in season with trip to ShelbourneBy Adrian Finnin – April 18, 2019 1308 Facebookcenter_img Shelbourne boast a midfield which includes the aforementioned Ryan Brennan along with his namesake and former Bohemians player Oscar.It will be a big night for Darren Murphy and Jason Hughes who may not possess a bundle of technical ability but have been more than a match for their opposition since the beginning of the season.Limerick’s record at Tolka Park has been quite good in recent years. In 2016, the Super Blues won 4-3 and 1-1 at the Dublin venue.Famously in 2008, Limerick prevented a Dermot Keely managed Shelbourne from gaining promotion to the premier division as former player Colin Scanlon struck an injury time equaliser to hand the title to Dundalk.Current Limerick manager Tommy Barrett played a key role in that Limerick side. A similar result on Friday night would continue Limerick’s unbeaten run which currently stands at five games.The post Limerick FC enter massive period in season with trip to Shelbourne appeared first on Sporting Limerick. WhatsApp Limerick FC v Wexford FC at Market’s Field. Photo: Cian Reinhardt/Limerick Post Email Advertisement Linkedinlast_img read more

Read More »

Florida man breaks into home and makes himself breakfast

first_imgA Florida man has been arrested after he allegedly broke into a resident’s home and began making himself breakfast.The incident was reported Tuesday around 4:00 am.The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office says the resident told them that he woke up to find the  suspect in his kitchen making breakfast. When the suspect noticed the resident, he then told the resident to “go back to bed.”The resident then contacted the police and the suspect fled the scene.Authorities were able to track down the suspect in a wooded area behind the home. The suspect has since been identified as 19-year-old Gavin Crim.It was reported that Crim, who is a Marine, entered the home through an unlocked backdoor. Authorities believe that the alcohol may have been involved.last_img read more

Read More »

Top-ranked UW stumbles at home

first_imgBRYAN FAUST/Herald photoBadger fans saw another series sweep in Madison this weekend, but this time it wasn’t Bucky doing the honors.The visiting Denver Pioneers took care of the top-ranked Wisconsin team sans Brian Elliott, arguably the nation’s best goaltender to this point in the season, snagging four league points with 1-0 and 4-2 victories.A lack of offense — not goaltending — did the Badgers in, much to the surprise of those that said freshman goalie Shane Connelly was not ready to play on such a big stage.The Badgers, who were shut out the night before, ended their goalless streak in less than a minute Saturday night, but they gave up three straight goals and the game to the Pioneers.”We were schooled,” UW head coach Mike Eaves said after the game. “I think what that gives us is an intrinsic feeling of what needs to be done to play at that level.”UW struck early Saturday night. The Badgers moved the puck around in the Pioneer zone in the first minute of play, and as forward Adam Burish took a pass from Pavelski, Denver netminder Peter Mannino went down to make a save. Burish slid the puck across the crease behind the sprawling Mannino and found Earl on the other side ready to finish the job just 52 seconds into the game.Denver answered back with a power-play goal later in the period. With Jack Skille in the penalty box, Gabe Gauthier rifled a shot from the point through traffic that hit nothing but the back of the net.Ryan Dingle, who sat out Friday’s match because of a game disqualification last Saturday, gave the Pioneers the lead five minutes later when he simply skated by Badger defenseman Jeff Likens and placed the puck in the top of the Badger net.In the second period, it looked like the Badgers would keep the game close, especially after they killed a five-on-three Denver power play to begin the period. But late in the frame, Geoff Paukovich scored his second goal of the series to put the Pioneers up 3-1.”Obviously [losing your goalie] affects your team,” Earl said. “But the big thing is we just got outplayed this weekend.”In the third, Earl cut the lead in half and gave Wisconsin a glimmer of hope when he one-timed a Pavelski pass by Mannino with less than seven minutes in regulation.But the comeback fire was extinguished when Dingle scored his second goal of the game to give the Pioneers a 4-2 lead that would hold up to the end. Dingle said after the game how much he wanted to contribute after sitting out on Friday.”I was telling the boys I’ve never been more nervous in my life than last night, not being able to have a hand in any of it,” Dingle said. “I just wanted to come in and help them out tonight. It feels good.”On Friday, Connelly rose to the occasion, stopping 22 shots on the night and letting in only one goal. Unfortunately for him, he got no offensive support in his debut.Pioneer goaltender Glenn Fisher would be the player of the game, however, stopping all 28 Wisconsin shots, including some that would have been goals were it not for a few miraculous saves.After a scoreless opening 20 minutes, Connelly’s luck ran out 4:22 into the second when Paukovich scored a goal off a J.D. Corbin pass. Corbin gathered the puck behind the Badger net and delivered a pass to Paukovich, who promptly shot the pass over Connelly’s left shoulder. Connelly had little chance to make a save with the play developing behind him.”It was a nice individual effort by Corbin,” Paukovich said after the game. “It was all him. I was just in the right place at the right time.”The Badgers threatened several times after that but to no avail. Late in the second frame, Fisher went down prematurely in the net, but he kicked his leg up and blocked Ross Carlson’s wrist shot to prevent the tie.”It was a good save, I’ll give him that,” Carlson said after the game. “He put his foot in the right spot at the right time. I thought it was going in. I got everything I could on it.”Once again, in the third period, Fisher defended a shot by Badger forward Joe Pavelski. As Pavelski took a shot off a rebound, Fisher managed to slide across the crease in time to make the save.”Give them credit,” Eaves said after the game. “They played a very good road game, and they got the goaltending that they needed.”The sweep cut Wisconsin’s big lead in the WCHA standings in half, with Minnesota sweeping as well. The Badgers now lead by just four points, changing the entire makeup of the conference race, heading into a weekend series with the Gophers.last_img read more

Read More »

‘A’ team set to start season

first_imgAfter a successful 2006 season, the bar has been set high for the Wisconsin women’s cross country team. The Badgers earned a No. 5 ranking in the season’s first U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coach’s Association poll.Last weekend, Wisconsin’s reserves ran a successful meet at the UW-Platteville Open to start off the season. This weekend, the top runners return to the course for the first time in 2007 at the Carroll College Invitational. The race is set to take place at Minooka Park in Waukesha.Along with Carroll College, Wisconsin will face six other colleges and a track club. Of those competing, Wisconsin represents the lone Division I team at this event. Despite this, the Badgers are still bringing their A-game.”Our A-team is competing for the first time this season,” head coach said Jim Stinzi, who is returning for his fourth year.Last season, Stinzi led the Badgers to a fourth-place finish at the 2006 NCAA Championship, making it their best season in seven years. The team has some big shoes to fill, however, after the graduation of a talented group of seniors.”We lost two top-five runners from the Big Ten and National meet this year,” Stinzi said. “Katrina Rundhaug and ‘A Havahla Haynes will be missed.”Even with the loss of Rundhaug and Haynes, the Badgers still have 13 letter winners from last year’s NCAA-qualifying team returning for another season.Because of that, Stinzi remains confident about his team’s chances this season.Not only was Grinaker named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year after finishing third at the conference meet last season, but she was also named an All-American for her performance. Plus, she’s stepping in for the departed seniors, acting as a mentor to her teammates.”Sophomore Hanna Grinaker is filling the role of team leader,” Stinzi said.She is not the only returning player to look out for. Freshman Cassie Hintz is planning on stepping up this season after redshirting last year. Senior Ann Detmer is also looking to contribute in what will be her final year as a Badger.As Saturday looms near, the team remains in good health, which under Stinzti, has been a pressing concern.Still, not everyone is at 100 percent. “Our team is relatively healthy,” Stintzi said. “[My] goal is to keep everyone healthy and competitive.”Beyond getting his A-team back out on the course, Stinzi is using Saturday as an indicator to determine who of the younger athletes on the team might be best suited to fill the seven and nine spots for later in the season. The freshmen last season played a key role in their success. Therefore, the progress of the new runners will be important to the team’s growth.”It’s too early to have expectations,” Stinzi said. “But I’m excited to see how the season unfolds.”last_img read more

Read More »