Woman arrested as men released over Christy Keane attempted murder

first_imgAdvertisement Linkedin Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up TWO men arrested for questioning over the attempted murder of Limerick drug dealer Christy Keane have been released without charge after spending seven days in Garda custody.However a woman in her 30s remains in garda custody after she was arrested on Tuesday night.Keane, (55) was shot a number of times in the car park of the University of Limerick Sports Arena on June 25 last in an early morning hit that resulted in two getaway cars being burned out in a nearby estate near where Keane’s younger brother Kieran was murdered in 2003.Five men, Desmond Dundon, of Hyde Road; David “Frogs Eyes” Stanners, of Pineview Gardens, Moyross; James McCarthy, of Delmege Park, Moyross; Christopher “Smokie” Costelloe, of Moylish Avenue, Ballynanty Beg and Anthony “Noddy” McCarthy, of Fairgreen, Garryowen were all jailed for life after they were convicted of murdering Kieran Keane and for the attempted murder of Owen Treacy.Nine arrests have been made in connection with the attempted murder of Christy Keane and Gardaí made three applications before special sittings of Limerick District Court to extend the periods of detention for two men who were arrested last Tuesday week.A third man in his 50s, who was also arrested last Tuesday, was later released without charge.Christy Keane was left in a critical condition after he suffered a number of gunshot wounds.Gardai are continuing to investigate a line of inquiry that a hand gun used by one of the would-be assassins jammed as Keane got ready to go to the University Arena gym around 6.40am.Chief Superintendent Dave Sheahan said that the investigation was being carried out “expeditiously”.On Tuesday night, the two men from the Northside of the city, were released without charge.Gardai say that the preparation of a file for the Director of Public Prosecutions is continuing but they are now focusing their investigation on the questioning of the woman in her 30s who was arrested on the northside of the city.The woman can be detained for a period of 72 hours. Facebook Email Twittercenter_img Print NewsBreaking newsWoman arrested as men released over Christy Keane attempted murderBy Staff Reporter – February 24, 2016 1188 WhatsApp Previous articleHomeless thief robbed wheelchair userNext article#GE16 – You ask the questions – part 3 Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

Flavor of Georgia 2013

first_imgIn the “other” category: Gayla’s Grits by Gayla’s Grits in LakelandGeorgia Peaches Black Tea by just add honey tea company in AtlantaKing Louie Collard Green Seasoning by King Louie Special Blend Seasoning in Fitzgerald In the meat and seafood category: Georgia Buffalo N.Y. Strip Steak by Georgia Buffalo, Inc. in TownsendHunter Pork Co. Pork Sausage by Hunter Cattle Company in BrookletSunset Farm Brand All Natural Bell Pepper & Onion Sausage by Sunset Farm Foods in Valdosta Judges have selected 25 products to compete in the final round of the 2013 Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest on March 11-12 at the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot in Atlanta. “Food entrepreneurs from every corner of the state submitted delicious and innovative Georgia products this year,” said Sharon P. Kane, Flavor of Georgia contest coordinator. “From the onion fields in south Georgia to in-town Atlanta, we received products that show off the best that the state has offer.” The Flavor of Georgia contest is a chance for food businesses to highlight their new products and get feedback from a panel of food industry professionals.Kane, a food business development specialist, and her colleagues at the Center for Agribusiness and Environmental Sciences at the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, have organized the annual contest since 2007. The 25 finalists were selected from a field of more than 100 products submitted in the contest’s eight categories. Finalists will bring their products to the final round of judging on March 11-12 as part of the Governor’s Annual Agriculture Awareness Week held across the street from the Georgia State Capital. Judges for this year’s final round of the Flavor of Georgia contest include food brokers, buyers, chefs and other food industry experts. They judge each entry on flavor, use of Georgia ingredients, Georgia theme, innovation, commercial appeal and originality in each category. Winners will receive a plaque presented by Governor Nathan Deal and Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black, a membership for Growing Georgia and bragging rights. All finalists earn the right to have their products stamped with the 2013 Flavor of Georgia logo. They also gain exposure to grocery buyers and food science professionals who judge the final round of the contest. Kane followed up with the 2011 winners and found that between 70 and 80 percent experienced increased interest in their products, sales and business contacts as a result of the contest. All of the 2013 Flavor of Georgia entries will be featured in the Flavor of Georgia Product Directory. More information about the contest is available is at www.flavorofgeorgia.caes.uga.edu. This contest is sponsored by the UGA CAES Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development in partnership with the Center of Innovation for Agribusiness, the Office of Governor Nathan Deal, Walton EMC, the Georgia Department of Agriculture, the Georgia Agribusiness Council and the UGA Department of Food Science and Technology. This year’s finalists include: In the dairy category:Applewood Smoked Gouda by Udderly Cool Dairy, LLC in RoopvilleTuscano Marinated Feta by The Capra Gia Cheese Co. in CarrolltonGeorgia Red by Flat Creek Farm & Dairy in Swainsboro In the snacks category: Savannah Fare Southern Praline Snackin’ Mix by Edibelles in SavannahBurke Bar by Byne Blueberry Farms in WaynesboroBlackhawk Farm to Table Bean & Jalapeno Salsa by Abby J’s Gourmet in ClarkesvilleIn the confections category: Sea Salt Caramel Bars by Heidi’s Heavenly Cookies, LLC in AlpharettaFlavors of the South Chocolate-Covered Caramels by M Chocolat in AlpharettaPeach Tea Bonbons by Chocolate South in AtlantaSwedish Chocolate Delights by Swedish Traditions in Tifton In the jams and jellies category: Peach Habanero Jam by Webbington’s in Stockbridge Apple Ginger Preserves by Hillside Orchard Farms in TigerSpiced Blueberry Peach Jam by MiDi Blueberry Farm in ByronIn the sauces category: My Sweet Hottie Homestyle Sweet & Sour Sauce by Chinese Southern Belle, LLC in SmyrnaAll Natural Vidalia Onion Steak Sauce by Braswell Food Company in StatesboroLazy Ray’s Ketchup & Mustard by Lazy Ray’s, LLC in CummingIn the barbecue and hot sauce category: Roasted Garlic B-B-Q Sauce by Williamson Bros. in MariettaClassic BBQ Sauce by Q Sauce, LLC in DaculaHotlanta Honey – Honey With a Sting! by Atlanta Bee Company in Atlantalast_img read more

‘The Bachelor’ host talks diversity in the franchise

first_img“You have to take it as it comes … because then it’s organic and then it feels right,” Harrison said. “When you try to force things is when it backfires on you … We took that step in that we had our first African American, but I didn’t look at her and go, ‘So happy she’s Black.’ I’m happy that she’s a badass woman, and oh by the way she also happens to be African American.” When discussing the line between actual reality and reality made for television, Harrison emphasized that the contestants are real people who he and the producers care about, drawing parallels to his experience as a father of two teenagers. Representation in the franchise came up again when another student asked about the likelihood of casting a gay bachelor. Harrison ultimately said that he does not know if or when it would happen. Two minutes before Harrison was set to arrive in a Wallis Annenberg Hall classroom to speak about his career and experience with the ABC reality television show, the event was relocated to the auditorium to accommodate the influx of audience members. The event was hosted by Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism associate professor of professional practice Mary Murphy for her journalism class titled “Entertainment, Business and Media in Today’s Society.” “You kind of have to take your hand off the wheel and let stuff happen,” Harrison said, explaining the true reality aspect of “The Bachelor.” “It was incumbent on us to change that narrative, and we have done that,” Harrison said. “Over the last several years, we have taken great strides in … trying to make you feel more represented. While I would love to only make great social statements and really change the world, I can’t just do that because we have to stay on the air … or I’m not making a social statement to anyone.” Throughout the entire event, which went overtime because of the large number of audience questions, Harrison made inside-jokes that referenced the most recent seasons of “The Bachelor” franchise and joked with the audience. Harrison said the show casts people from across the country and focuses on their potential storylines, but he admitted that it did not do a good job at assembling a diverse cast when it first started in 2002. He claimed that representation has improved in the franchise. None of what the contestants say, he said, is ever scripted. However, the producers create environments and moments that force contestants to “deal with each other.” “The Bachelor” host Chris Harrison talked to an audience of more than 200 students in Wallis Annenberg Hall about the show’s efforts to improve diversity, including having its first Black bachelorette Rachel Lindsay in 2017. (Tomás Mier | Daily Trojan) One audience member said that despite loving the show, she has noticed a lack of people of color on it. She said she roots for the people who look like her just so she can see them on television more. She asked if the producers are conscious of this and if more representation can be expected in the future. Chris Harrison, host of “The Bachelor” and other shows in the franchise, discussed diversity and the behind-the-scenes of the reality television series to an audience of more than 200 in Wallis Annenberg Hall Monday. Harrison said he doesn’t believe “The Bachelor” changes culture but that the show has evolved as culture has changed. He brought up Rachel Lindsay, the first African American bachelorette in the show’s 13th season, and Demi Burnett, the first contestant to have a same-sex relationship on the franchise in the fifth season of “Bachelor in Paradise” as examples of the show’s evolution. Harrison also explained that many of the people behind the cameras are of different races and sexual orientations. “It was really cool to see him, because we’re so used to seeing him on camera,” said Maggie Morris, a junior majoring in journalism. “And for him to be in person so down to earth, it was great.”last_img read more