Print NewsBreaking newsArtists invited to apply for studiosBy John Keogh – May 29, 2015 647 Advertisement Linkedin Picture: Gareth WilliamsTHE Limerick Arts Office has announced an open call to recognised artists to apply for the use of two artists’ studios at James Street in Limerick City and in Cappamore.Interested artists can submit their applications up until 5pm on June 17 with a current CV, application form, a typed cover letter including the proposed use of the studio or gallery/workshop space and accompanying documentation.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Those intending to apply to both studios are asked to submit two separate applications. Applications should be made to the Limerick Arts Office, Limerick City & County Council, Merchant’s Quay, Limerick, or by email [email protected] WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Previous articleCycle to support school for the deafNext articleCouple jump to safety from burning house John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie
William G. Grubbs, 36, was arrested June 25 by officers in Kentucky. (Image: Kenton County Jail)Update (July 2 @ 5:00 a.m.)Formal charges have been filed on a Kentucky man suspected of demanding cash at a MainSource Bank in Greensburg.Prosecutors have charged William G. Grubbs, 36, with robbery as a class C felony, according to the Greensburg Daily News. Detectives believe the suspect entered the bank and passed a handwritten note to the clerk demanding cash and claimed he had a gun on Wednesday, June 25.He was apprehended the same day in Northern Kentucky after being pulled over by a police officer for an unrelated matter. He was arrested and booked into the Kenton County Jail.Indiana is not the only state Grubbs is facing a bank robbery charge. He is suspected of entering a Louisville bank on June 7 and demanding money through a handwritten note.First Report (June 30 @ 8:11 a.m.)Authorities in Kentucky have arrested a man who is suspected of robbing the 10th Street branch of MainSource Bank in Greensburg last Wednesday.Detectives told the Greensburg Daily News the suspect entered the bank and passed a handwritten note to the clerk demanding cash and claiming he had a firearm.William G. Grubbs, 36, of Independence, KY, was arrested on Wednesday evening after a traffic stop on unrelated charges in Northern Kentucky.Greensburg police say they were contacted by the out-of-state agency after evidence in the vehicle linked Grubbs to the Decatur County bank robbery.As of Monday morning, Grubbs has not been formally charged in connection to the robbery at MainSource Bank. He remains jailed in Kenton County, KY.
Despite a 9-19 team record, Vanevenhoven will try to get the Badgers back on track.[/media-credit]For University of Wisconsin softball pitcher Leah Vanevenhoven, there is a lot she would like to forget about last season.The senior from Kaukauna, Wis., only registered at-bats in 19 out of a possible 55 games last year as Wisconsin trudged through a 15-40 season. Not only did she struggle at the plate — only managing .100 batting average — but the lefty thrower posted a 4.47 ERA in 48 appearances last season.This year she has brought an entirely new mentality to the diamond.“I’ve been really simple with everything, not over-thinking, you know just doing things as I’ve always known how to,” Vanevenhoven said. “There’s a whole different me compared to other years, and it’s just fun.”So far, Vanevenhoven’s numbers certainly justify the claim. Through 28 games, she has hit a steady .273, with an on-base percentage of .333. In the circle, she has lowered her ERA by more than a run from last year. She has also spent a considerable amount of time in the outfield where she has yet to record an error. Assistant coach Julie Wright has been more than impressed with the change displayed by her senior pitcher.“There’s a role that she has taken on this year that was probably 10 times more than what she thought she was going to have to contribute, and you know she’s now one of our top hitters, and we needed it and she responded,” Wright said. “She’s played outfield and she’s pitched, and she’s responded to all of those things as a softball player. … On the field, we couldn’t have survived without her.”Right now, the Badgers believe their 9-19 record isn’t indicative of how much potential the team has. Not only has Wisconsin lost eight games by one run each, but Vanevenhoven’s individual 2-5 record has been marred by 12 unearned runs in her nine starting games.“It’s a lot of little things — we just need to put all of our aspects together and we will be so, so productive, and it’s coming pretty close,” Vanevenhoven said. “It makes us work harder. We’re not taking anything for granted — we know we have to work hard to win.”So far, the Badgers have spent nearly two months playing on the road while eagerly awaiting their home opener this Wednesday against North Dakota.“Madison fans, to be on your own diamond, stand in your own dugout, we really look forward to opening up at Goodman Diamond, but there’s something to be said for playing in front of your fans — you know it just doesn’t get any better,” Wright said.Vanevenhoven has everything to play for in her final year donning the Wisconsin cardinal and white because this is the year when she can cement her legacy as a Badger. As of this year, she sits among the all-time leaders at Wisconsin in terms of pitching. Her numbers have positioned her No. 8 in all-time wins, seventh in strikeouts and No. 6 in all-time appearances.“I want people to remember that I’m a hard-worker and whatever my team wants me to play that day, I’ll do it to the best of my ability,” Vanevenhoven said.According to Wright, Vanevenhoven’s numbers have improved because of the realization that it’s her final year playing softball. Certainly hard work in the off-season was a contributing factor, but since this is the first year where she has received significant playing time, much weight has to be given to how she simply relaxed and embraced the opportunity.“A lot of that comes out when a student athlete realizes that it’s her last go-round,” Wright said. “Leah wanted to leave a legacy, and leave on top.”Vanevenhoven’s mentality has helped to navigate the team through a difficult non-conference schedule, numerous grueling tournaments on the West Coast and the eight gut-wrenching one-run losses. If the team is to turn its season around, it will most likely have to adopt the senior’s mantra and stop thinking about everything.“Softball is so simple and I was just over-complicating everything,” Vanevenhoven said.
It’s been a roller coaster season for Syracuse.First, it was six wins in eight games. Then five losses in seven contests. But now, the Orange seems to have righted the ship.After four straight wins, and the adaptation of head coach Nick Pierandri’s hard-nosed defensive philosophy, the Orange has seen immediate results. Syracuse (12-7) took momentum into Thanksgiving Break and has a recent winning streak after midseason struggles.“I think we just all came together as a team and bought into the coach’s system,” senior goalie Austin Lefkowicz said. “It’s hard to get the chemistry going but now that we’re getting late in the season, we’re buying in. That leads to success in this league.”Lefkowicz, junior backup Jaime Ketchabaw and defenders in front of them were crucial to the team’s recent successes, holding Orange opponents to two goals or fewer in each of the last six wins.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDefensive dominance has been a constant for SU in a season marked by offensive questions. The Orange has only allowed four goals or more four times, two of which were against the high-powered offense of Stony Brook, and 45 goals total this season.While finding the net has not been as easy as protecting it — SU ranks only 26th out of 51 teams in goals scored — the Orange has learned to play with the confidence that its own shots will eventually fall as long as opponents are prevented from scoring.“It all starts with our goaltender,” junior forward JR LaPointe said. “When our goaltenders are playing solid, it filters throughout our team.”To be able to climb higher in the rankings and fight for one of six playoff spots in February, the Orange also needs to improve its play on the road, where it has gone 3-6 so far this season.Six of SU’s final 13 games are away from home, and the outcome of those games may make the difference between reaching the playoffs and watching them from home.“Honestly when we get on the road, it’s kind of tough for our team to get into the groove of things,” said senior forward Alex Rajaniemi. “You kind of got to get a flow to the game.”If the Orange does earn a playoff spot, its home success will put it at an advantage. SU will host all rounds of the 2015 ACHA tournament with the exception of the quarterfinals.Following the system has given the Orange good reason to hope its season will continue long into the postseason. But for Pierandri, that’s no surprise.“I’ve told them all along,” Pierandri said. “It’s preparation during the week, its excitement and … having passion for the game on the weekends.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 4, 2014 at 1:36 am