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LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Fear is a significant presence when you’re scaling Everest. But is it the same on a rugby pitch? This feature first appeared in the August 2018 issue of Rugby World. Fear Factor: the role of anxiety and fear in rugbyHAVE YOU ever heard of alexithymia? Tim Woodman, a psychotherapist and sports psychology professor at Bangor University, has you covered. “It’s from the Greek – lex- is ‘words’, and –thymia is ‘feelings’. A- means a lack of. So it’s a lack of words for feelings. It’s a difficulty identifying and expressing emotions.”Woodman had always wondered what drove mountaineers to take on long, arduous and ultimately dangerous expeditions like tackling Everest. He concluded that it wasn’t thrill-seeking, despite what some thought. What was it?“I got to reading the biography of these people,” he explains. “The more I looked into it, the more I realised those who take part in expeditions tend to find the stress of a climb – potentially being caught in an avalanche, in a remote area, with a risk of death – somewhat less stressful than a traditional married relationship.“That got me thinking that there must be an emotional component to that. The emotions that they feel in the mountains are clear, whereas the emotions they feel in a relationship for example are less clear. Or nebulous, vague or obtuse.“They can identify what emotion they feel at the time they are on the mountain, which is fear. ‘Okay, I understand that feeling, there’s a reason to be fearful.’ In a traditional human relationship we are fearful without understanding why. Why am I scared of this person’s emotion? But they wouldn’t use the word fear in that context because it doesn’t fit the bill when you compare it to the mountain.“It’s more an underpinning anxiety which is difficult to get a hold of. It is an underlying unease.”Woodman settled on a model of alexithymic traits he felt he could hang his hat on: firstly, that such individuals struggle to regulate their emotions and actually head towards situations most people shy away from – extremes of anxiety and fear. Secondly, they struggle with a sense of agency: they feel like a pawn in life’s great game of chess.Related: Rugby World’s investigationsBeing based in Wales, Woodman has inevitably been confronted with the question of what this means in the context of rugby. “Potentially rugby rewards someone who is alexithymic in that to not feel too much fear is a benefit,” he says. “Going in for a hard tackle, if you worry about getting your head knocked off that’s probably not a good thing. It’s best to go in hard and low, but if you hold back you’re more likely to get hurt, so I can see a benefit to that.“With the social domain, it can also limit interactions between team-mates, especially if you’re out with injury or talking about what kind of play you like. Exchanging conversation on that sort of level is essential for effective teamwork. It’s potentially a double-edged sword.”Extreme athlete: Welshman Richard Parks when he played for Leeds TykesOne man who can address the crossovers between rugby and extreme sports is Richard Parks. From December 2010, the former Wales flanker spent just over six months scaling the highest mountains on all seven continents and completing the Three Poles Challenge (reaching the North and South Poles and climbing to the summit of Everest).In 2014 he completed a solo expedition to the South Pole. Parks has also spoken publicly of the “dark hole” he fell into when injury destroyed his rugby career.He offers his view. “I guess in both of my careers – I say both because I feel like I’ve had two different lives – I can certainly think of people who had similar characteristics to (alexithymia). I don’t think that’s necessarily been my situation.”Parks could express his emotions well. But he chose to keep them to himself at first.“My experiences have changed my perspective on our emotional make-up. As a player I had always seen fear as a really negative thing and I’d always seen my insecurities and sporadic battle with anxiety – nothing clinical but the general anxiety about mistakes, dropping a ball, getting dropped – as a negative. In hindsight I had always lived as a bit of a roller-coaster of emotions, sometimes being aware of it, sometimes not having any management strategies, and most definitely not being able to talk about it.“What I found in this chapter of my life, and it’s a product of the dark place I went to as I transitioned out of rugby through injury, is that my experiences in extreme environments, life and death situations, have actually challenged me to look at these characteristics as enablers; they are positive parts of my make-up.”Parks talks eloquently about how thoughts of never returning home have powered him. Stepping over bodies and feeling the genuine chill of environments that can kill you has forced him to use his fear as a motivator. Suddenly, obsessing over ‘what-ifs’ means he is planning better; he is training ferociously. By Parks’s reckoning, despite how seriously he took his rugby, he is able to get 40-50% more out of his body now. As Parks concludes: “Our relationship with fear has the power to define us.”This feature first appeared in the August 2018 issue of Rugby World. Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Woodman recently helped stage a study of a group of ‘super-elite’ athletes; serial gold medal winners, the best of the best. He suggests they share a near-psychotic drive to win at all costs – something he believes is an alexithymic trait. Parks contests any necessity to treat support networks as disposable in order to achieve lofty goals. He loves and needs to be part of a team.The Welshman is also driven by literal concerns over life and death. He asks aloud if the Martin Johnsons and Brian O’Driscolls of this world make rugby feel like life and death in their heads, pushing them to greatness.Fear as fuel: Jeremy Snape speaks at the World Rugby Conference and ExhibitionEx-England cricketer Jeremy Snape runs Sporting Edge, a high-performance consultancy business. He also served as England’s psychologist for 18 months of Eddie Jones’s tenure. He says: “Fear is a natural preparation response to a ‘threat’. It happens in the gap between stimulus and response. Our brains were built 50,000 years ago and haven’t had an upgrade since, so we still get the same physiological response that cavemen had in fearing a sabre-toothed tiger.“The modern threat is different. It’s to our self-esteem, pride or professional reputation, but the truth is our brain prefers safety and habit. So whenever we get something which we interpret as a threat, fear’s aim is to keep us safe. The difference for top performers in elite sport, the performing arts or military is that they feel the fear and move forward, not back.“As an England cricketer I remember times my confidence was low and I was playing against some of the world’s best. Arms felt heavy, my mind was clouded and contaminated by what might happen if I fail. This is the problem: our mind races forward to consequences of failure. That affects our mind and body in the moment so it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.“The problem with fear is that because we have such vivid imaginations, we can catastrophise the failures to be so out of proportion that the fear is worse than the actual failure itself! It can be debilitating, mentally and physically. Mentally tough people have the ability to switch their inner critic into something which fuels performance rather than prevents it.”Related: Our investigation into alcohol issues in rugbyThere is one man who feels blessed he never had fear of confrontation. Former Namibia and Saracens enforcer Jacques Burger never hid from an on-field wreck.“I was blessed,” Burger tells Rugby World. “I never had fear of contact or of getting injured. I loved getting stuck in. It was more mental than physical.”Like Parks, Burger’s fear was of failure. He relished the battle, and played in a wild style that meant he was everywhere at all times. Then fear “would raise its ugly head” as he worried about letting mates down, not doing enough. There’s more.“At a young age I struggled with depression; I struggled with fear and anxiety,” Burger explains. “I’ve had my fair share of personal battles but had to take on depression after going through that when I was younger. But rugby was how I expressed myself. Rugby helped.”Total commitment: Jacques Burger in action during his time with SaracensAt Saracens, Burger was unburdened. Allowed to stop overthinking things and just play his way – “If you’re going to miss, miss big” – he thrived. He could talk about his issues too, and when he had potentially career-threatening injuries he realised his body could come through things. In an extreme example, he says that junkies show what a human body can go through and still cling on.So he faced his fears and never stopped throwing himself at his on-field problems.There were still nerves, obviously. Snape says that most champions he knows feel nerves are vital. The ideal mindset is one that recognises the importance of the game and sees the dangers of being hurt but is so dedicated to the next play that the athlete jumps in selflessly, he says.Woodman sees the short-term benefits of alexithymia in rugby but wonders if, in the long term, injuries may pile up for alexithymic competitors. Snape merely notes that the focus of the ideal mindset makes it much more likely that a player will get their technique spot-on.Who knows if things could have been different for Parks? He had an unhealthy relationship with fear and anxiety when he was younger, he repeats. He ran from it. Now he embraces it. We should all be more willing to address our fears and discuss them, he insists, regardless of whether we’re elite rugby players or not.
“COPY” Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/110565/w-house-joao-cassiano-santos Clipboard Portugal Architects: João Cassiano Santos Area Area of this architecture project Photographs: Miguel Coelho“There is a crudeness in Portuguese fairy tails, they are de best” – Paula Rego. There is also crudeness in Portuguese popular architecture, reaffirmed by this work. Located half hill there was a house to reuse. The addition of a living / dining room and a kitchen was made extending the silhouette along the horizontal lines of ridge and eaves.Save this picture!© Miguel CoelhoRecommended ProductsWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsThe floor was articulated on several landings, following the natural grades, and allowing a grand interior dimension on the living / kitchen area. The archetypal of “casa alentejana” is rebuilt with the actual comfort standards. The old kitchen and living gave space to two new bedrooms and a clear distinction between day and night in the house use.Save this picture!© Miguel CoelhoThe subtlety of the project is in the reuse of the kitchen and living chimneys, delicately transformed in skylights, with light and natural ventilation of the showers. The opening of vertical dark windows – doors makes a regular rhythm in the white plain of terrace façade.Save this picture!© Miguel CoelhoThe architectural language of the aligned and massive white chimneys was repeated in the new extension. It’s the rhythmic white contrast with the clay roof tiles, in a consequent attitude with vernacular Alentejo architecture that gives this house a formal coherence, natural to the pre-existing, to the nature of the land and simplicity, crudeness of the region.Save this picture!© Miguel CoelhoProject gallerySee allShow lessAA Visiting School in IstanbulArticlesAD Recommends: Best of the WeekArticles Share Area: 266 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily 2008 Houses W House / João Cassiano Santos CopyHouses•Oliveira do Hospital, Portugal ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/110565/w-house-joao-cassiano-santos Clipboard “COPY” Photographs Year: Save this picture!© Miguel Coelho+ 7 Share W House / João Cassiano SantosSave this projectSaveW House / João Cassiano Santos CopyAbout this officeJoão Cassiano SantosOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesOliveira do HospitalPortugalPublished on February 15, 2011Cite: “W House / João Cassiano Santos” 15 Feb 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
IAM Fleet, the commercial training division of the Institute of Advanced Motorists, is offering a free ./guidance booklet for anyone who regularly drives a minibus for a charitable or educational institution.IAM Fleet says that the responsibilities of and challenges for the many charity volunteers, scout group leaders and teachers who drive minibuses are “grossly underestimated.” Unlike coach drivers, who take a special driving test, minibus drivers who passed their car test before 1 January 1997 are not required to undergo any further training or tests.The IAM Fleet booklet, entitled “Minibus Driving – Your Skill, Their Care”, provides ./guidance on subjects such as legal requirements, loading, driving techniques and hazard avoidance. Advertisement Howard Lake | 8 January 2004 | News Free guidance for charity minibus drivers About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis To obtain a free copy of the booklet call IAM Fleet on 0845 3108311. 51 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Volunteering
Tagged with: Facebook online fundraising tools social media Facebook launches new Facebook Fundraisers features AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis68 Melanie May | 7 June 2018 | News Nonprofits can now start fundraisers for their own causes while brand and public figures can now fundraise for nonprofit causes with Facebook Fundraisers.Facebook announced a number of new features aimed at helping nonprofits raise more from their supporters through Facebook Fundraisers on 5 June. Through these, it is now letting brands and public figures fundraise for nonprofits through their Facebook pages, while nonprofits can now start fundraisers on their pages for their own causes. It says it has already seen momentum and success from pages running fundraisers and gives the example of artists Tegan and Sara who recently raised over $42,000 through a page fundraiser to help send 100 children to LGBTQ summer camp in the US and Canada through the Tegan and Sara Foundation LGBTQ Camp Scholarship and in collaboration with the Ally Coalition.An additional new feature is the ability to add extra organisers to a fundraiser. In the same way that people can add a co-admin or moderator to a Facebook Group or a co-host to their Facebook Event, they can now add up to three friends to be organisers of their fundraiser to help them manage it and reach more supporters.Facebook launched its personal fundraisers tool in the UK back in November last year, enabling individuals to raise money for a charity or personal cause. The fundraisers are public and Facebook also informs the user’s chosen charity that one has been created for them. It also introduced the birthday fundraiser, which sees it ask people if they would like to donate their birthday to charity by setting up a fundraiser and inviting friends to donate to their chosen cause instead of giving them a present. Last month, singer-songwriter and War Child ambassador Sam Smith raised over £23,000 for War Child through his birthday fundraiser. 289 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis68 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
No country on earth is more brutal and oppressive in its treatment of women than Saudi Arabia. The Saudi state, which is officially controlled by men of the royal family, has kept women encased and immobilized in a poisonous web of binding religious and legal restrictions, like the victims of a monstrous spider.This December, the monarchy that rules this rich and powerful oil kingdom made a concession. For the very first time, women were allowed to vote and run for office in local elections to municipal councils.It was a very small concession. A mountain of restrictions on women’s lives and actions remain. But Saudi women have had to fight hard to get even this far. Out of a total population of 20 million, only 131,000 women were registered to vote in the election, but some 82 percent of them cast their ballots. Some 19 women won seats in municipal councils, which, like all political bodies in Saudi Arabia, have only an “advisory” role — decisions are made by the princes.The candidates could not campaign directly — they were not allowed to show their faces to men, who had to speak for them. They could not drive to the polls or to meetings about their campaigns. Women are not allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia.Despite all the restrictions, 979 women had the courage to run for office. The reaction of Saudi women to the election was mixed. Some saw it as a great victory; others were skeptical and saw it as mere show on the part of the rulers. The opening to women was expected; it had been decreed in 2011 by then-King Abdullah, who has since died.An important thing to keep in mind: This electoral change involved only Saudi citizens. There are millions of immigrant workers in Saudi Arabia, most from Africa and Asia, who have absolutely no rights. Many of them are women who do domestic work for pitiful wages, if they are paid at all. Many are sexually abused by their employers and have no legal recourse. This election had no direct effect on their lives.Saudi Arabia is one of the U.S.’s main partners in the Middle East. Between 1950 and 2006, one-fifth of all U.S. arms sales went to Saudi Arabia. Billions of dollars are given every year so the Saudis can buy more expensive U.S. military equipment and fatten the bank accounts of the war profiteers. More recently, the Pentagon has provided drones, special forces and military coordination for the murderous Saudi offensive against rebel forces in the country of Yemen, the poorest in the region.While capitalist politicians in the U.S. like to claim they have helped pressure Saudi Arabia to grant more human rights to its people, the truth is actually the opposite. It has been support from Washington and other imperialist capitals that has built up a clique of despotic Saudi aristocrats into a military and economic power that opposes all progressive change in the region.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
News HungaryEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Freedom of expression Follow the news on Hungary Organisation to go further News On 13 February 2018, the Hungarian government tabled to Parliament a proposed legislative pack of three laws, commonly referred to as “Stop Soros”. The newly proposed legislation would further restrict Hungarian civil society ability to carry out their work, by requiring organizations that “support migration” to obtain national security clearance and a government permit to perform basic functions. The proposed law would also require organizations to pay a tax of 25% of any foreign funding aimed at “supporting migration”. HungaryEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalists Freedom of expression Help by sharing this information Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Failure to do so, would subject them to steps so serious that they could lead to exorbitant fines, bankruptcy, and the dissolving of the NGO involved.These come in a context of already shrinking space for civil society in Hungary and contravene Hungary’s obligations under international law to protect the right to freedom of association, expression and movement.We believe the new proposals represent the latest initiative in the Hungarian government’s escalating effort to crackdown on the legitimate work of civil society groups in Hungary seeking to promote and defend human rights, provide legal and social services to people in need in the country, and publicly express dissenting opinions in the press and online.As defenders of rights and freedoms, we want people everywhere to be able to speak out without being attacked, threatened or jailed. Open debate on matters relating to government policies and practice is necessary in every society, and human rights defenders should not face criminalization for voicing their sometimes dissenting voices. Countries need to put laws in place which keep human rights defenders safe from harm, rather than introducing repressive laws that aim to silence those who speak out.Human rights defenders defend the rights of people in their own communities and their countries, and in doing so they protect all of our rights, globally. Human rights defenders are often the last line of defence for a free and just society and undertake immense personal risks and sacrifices to do their work.We stand in solidarity with civil society and human rights defenders in Hungary.They are courageous people, committed to creating a fairer society. 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RSF urges Swedish judicial authorities to reverse Dawit Isaak decision Daniel Kibrom, a journalist employed by Eritrea’s state-owned Eri TV, has been held since October 2006 in a prison camp in the south of the country, where he is serving a sentence of five years of forced labour for trying to cross the border into Ethiopia, Reporters Without Borders has learned from a former prison interrogator who fled the country a year ago.“The intolerance and cruelty of the Eritrean authorities must not go unremarked,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Daniel Kibrom disappeared into the oblivion of a prison camp hell created by President Issaias Afeworki and his aides with the approval of acting information minister Ali Abdu, who often talks to the international press. We ask him to publicly tell the personnel under his responsibility and the foreign media what he knows about the fate of his ministry’s missing employees.”Daniel, who worked for Eri TV’s Oromo-language service, was arrested by Eritrean border guards in a desert zone near the southern town of Senafe as he and three other people were trying to flee the country on foot. All four were taken to Ala Bazit, one of five prison camps in the so-called “Zone 3.” One of the people who interrogated him, a member of a counter-espionage service, fled the country in September 2007 and met with Reporters Without Borders in Addis Ababa earlier this month. He said Daniel was “sentenced” to five years of forced labour by the military hierarchy and is still at the Ala Bazit prison camp, where he has to work in nearby fields or quarries and “sometimes on private farms owned by generals or by ruling party allies.”Run by Commando Unit No. 525, Ala Bazit is located in the middle of a desert behind the Ala mountains, on the road between Dekemhare and Massawa. Occupying the site of a former military training camp built by the US military in 1996, it consists of three groups of huts with corrugated sheet metal roofs that are surrounded by large brambles and overseen by three watchtowers.Three metal drums in the courtyard serve as latrines. Around 50 soldiers guard the 300 prisoners and interrogations are carried out by members of the “Third Operational Zone” counter-espionage section.Barefoot and wearing beige overalls, the prisoners are fed a lentil soup twice a day. At night they are shut up in windowless cells four metres by four metres in size, with about 20 or 25 detainees to each cell, where they sleep crammed together on plastic sheets on the floor. As they are not let out of the cells at night, anyone needing to urinate must use one of the plastic recipients hanging from the ceiling on a piece string. Prisoners who die while at the camp are buried in the cemetery of a military hospital in a nearby locality.The former prison interrogator told Reporters Without Borders that Ali Abdu, the acting information minister, was notified by telephone that Kibrom, one of his ministry’s employees, had been brought to the camp.The Kibrom case means the number of verifiable cases of detained Eritrean journalists or information ministry employees now stands at 18. According to the information obtained by Reporters Without Borders, at least four of the 10 journalists who were arrested in the course of a round-up of government critics in September 2001 died subsequently in Eiraeiro high-security prison camp in the north-east of the country. They include the famous co-founder of the weekly Setit, Fessehaye “Joshua” Yohannes. EritreaAfrica Organisation Follow the news on Eritrea News RSF_en Help by sharing this information April 14, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts Daniel Kibrom, a journalist employed by Eritrea’s state-owned Eri TV, has been held since October 2006 in a prison camp in the south of the country, where he is serving a sentence of five years of forced labour for trying to cross the border into Ethiopia, Reporters Without Borders has learned from a former prison interrogator who fled the country a year ago. Swedish prosecutors again refuse to investigate Dawit Isaak case October 27, 2020 Find out more Prisoner of Conscience Since 2001 – Why has Sweden not managed to bring Dawit Isaak home? January 13, 2021 Find out more News Reports EritreaAfrica to go further October 30, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 State TV journalist secretly sentenced in 2006 to five years of forced labour
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens has been awarded a $5 million grant over four years from The Rose Hills Foundation, targeted at one of The Huntington’s strategic goals: expanding its educational and public programs and making the institution more accessible to a diverse set of audiences, including underrepresented communities.“This grant to The Huntington provides crucial, transformational support as we strive to enhance our public mission,” said Huntington President Karen R. Lawrence. The funding supports a new initiative focused on four key principal areas: increasing audience diversity, strengthening the links between educational programming and exhibitions, broadening digital access to the collections, and augmenting online educational resources for teachers and students.“The support also will allow us to grow our artist-in-residence program, inviting contemporary artists and writers from wide-ranging backgrounds to interpret the collections anew,” Lawrence said. Additionally, the initiative increases access to The Huntington by expanding a complimentary admission program for underserved groups, piloting a shuttle bus program to The Huntington linked to Metro’s Gold Line, and creating digital tools that provide ready online access to the collections for teachers and students alike.“As we celebrate our Centennial and shift into our second hundred years, we are taking a more active approach to audience development, striving to engage a wider range of people who may not have felt that The Huntington was particularly relevant to them,” said Lawrence. “We want to engage communities representing the depth and breadth of cultural backgrounds across Los Angeles and encourage them to see our collections as resources ripe for discovery and to form deeper connections to The Huntington as a learning environment. We are deeply grateful to The Rose Hills Foundation for helping us fulfill our educational and public missions and propel these important priorities.”About The HuntingtonThe Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution serving scholars and the general public. More information about The Huntington can be found online at huntington.org.Visitor InformationThe Huntington is located at 1151 Oxford Road., San Marino, 12 miles from downtown Los Angeles. It is open to the public Wednesday through Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Tuesdays. Information: (626) 405-2100 or huntington.org. Community News Huntington Receives $5 Million Transformational Grant for Education and Outreach from the Rose Hills Foundation STAFF REPORT Published on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 | 11:15 am Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGet Rid Of Unwanted Body Fat By Eating The Right FoodsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News 62 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Community News Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment Top of the News
GARDAI investigating the murder of Daniel Treacy have been granted more time to question two men in relation to his killing. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The men are being questioned under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act. The 35-year-old father of two was shot dead at the Topaz petrol station on the Ennis Road on the outskirts of the city last Monday morning. A man in his fifties was arrested on Thursday in the north side of the city and is being held at Roxboro Garda Station. A 29-year-old man arrested on Monday night is also being detained for questioning. Facebook NewsLocal NewsGardai get extension to question on Treacy deathBy admin – February 28, 2010 523 Previous articleLSAD ‘Fashionation’ photography exhibitionNext articleMotorists warned of dangerous road conditions admin Print Linkedin WhatsApp Twitter Advertisement Email