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Liverpool players show solidarity with Black Lives Matter after Floyd death

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp Unity is strength. London, United Kingdom | AFP | Liverpool players showed their solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement following the death of George Floyd in the United States by taking a knee around the centre circle at Anfield on Monday.Reds stars including Virgil van Dijk and Trent Alexander-Arnold tweeted the same photograph of the squad along with the words “Unity is strength” accompanied by the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter.Earlier, Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford said he feared society was “more divided than ever” in the violent aftermath of Floyd’s death in Minneapolis.Floyd died last Monday after a white police officer held his knee on the handcuffed black man’s neck for several minutes.The shocking incident has sparked protests and riots in cities across the world and sparked strong reaction from the sporting world.“At a time I’ve been asking people to come together, work together and be united, we appear to me more divided than ever,” said Rashford. “People are hurting and people need answers.center_img “Black lives matter. Black culture matters. Black communities matter. We matter.”Rashford, 22, has followed his England team-mate Jadon Sancho in addressing the issue after the Borussia Dortmund winger said “we shouldn’t fear speaking out for what’s right”.Sancho displayed a T-shirt with “Justice for George Floyd” written on it after scoring the first of his three goals in Dortmund’s 6-1 win over Paderborn on Sunday.Former England captain David Beckham posted on Instagram: “My heart goes out to George’s family and I stand in solidarity with the black community and millions of others across the world who are outraged by these events. It’s heartbreaking to see that in 2020 this is still happening.”last_img read more

Liverpool ERTE for your non-sports staff

first_imgLiverpool is the last club in the Premier to announce a temporary employment regulation file for employees who are not part of the sports staff. The affected they will receive 80% of their salary through the government support for these assumptions and the club will make up the difference.Newcastle, Tottenham, Bournemouth and Norwich have already announced that they will suspend part of their non-sports personnel for the duration of the competition suspension due to the coronavirus pandemicA Liverpool spokesman noted on the BBC: “Even before the decision on non-sports personnel, there was a collective commitment at higher levels from the club to work on a solution that ensures employment during this unprecedented crisis. There is a compromise on the issue of wage deductions during the period when matches are not played, but these discussions are complex and time consuming“Premier League clubs have said they will ask players to cut their salary by 30% to protect their jobs. The Premier has announced that it will help modest football with almost 130 million. Liverpool has 25 points of advantage over the second classified in the Premier and he only needs two more victories to become English champion for the first time since 1990.The club spokesman added: “While our priority from the beginning has been to focus on the health and well-being of our players, staff, supporters and local communities, the club is also committed to playing as complete a role as possible in responding to the crisis. ”The BBC also spoke to a staff representative, who strongly criticizes the entity’s decision: “The club calls the staff its family. I don’t feel like a family member. ¿Why a club that generates over £ 100 million Do you use a government program for your employees when other companies need it the most? I am disappointed and I feel that this government plan could be used by troubled companies. “He also confessed feeling “disappointedespecially after Everton announced that they weren’t going to. “last_img read more

Holloway, Pringle help Batang Pier hold off Picanto

first_imgLATEST STORIES National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal MOST READ Kia, meanwhile, stumbled to its seventh straight loss to remain winless in the season-ending conference.Cummings dropped 37 points, six rebounds, and two assists in a losing effort for the Picanto, while Celda fired 15.The scores:GLOBALPORT 102 – Holloway 29, Pringle 21, Baracael 13, Cortez 10, Anthony 8, Pennisi 6, Arana 6, Guinto 5, Hubalde 4, Celiz 0, Grey 0, Forrester 0.KIA 90 – Cummings 37, Celda 15, Elorde 9, Camson 9, Paniamogan 6, Revilla 6, Salva 4, Caperal 2, Jaime 2, Corpuz 0, Ballesteros 0, Khobuntin 0, Yee 0, Deutchman 0.ADVERTISEMENT Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Murphey Holloway. PBA IMAGESGlobalPort continued its up-and-down ride in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup, holding off Kia, 102-90, Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Murphy Holloway unfurled 29 points, 18 rebounds, three assists, and three blocks, while Stanley Pringle commandeered the offense and finished with 21 markers, seven boards, and four dimes as the Batang Pier evened their standing at 2-2.ADVERTISEMENT Lazaro’s hamstring injury forces Vicente to tap Macandili as replacement OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Teen gunned down in Masbate “That was a hard game for us,” said GlobalPort head coach Franz Pumaren, whose squad dropped its previous game at the hands of Barangay Ginebra, 124-108, on July 30. “Not trying to use any excuse, but you can see that the three-week layoff was hard on our part. We’re a bit sluggish in a way that we were rushing things, and maybe it’s because the players were excited to play.”Still without Terrence Romeo, who is with Gilas Pilipinas in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup, GlobalPort seemed poised to run away with the victory as it staged an 18-4 run abridging the final two quarters, turning a 67-65 edge with 2:30 left in the third quarter to a commanding 85-69 lead early in the fourth period.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’However, Markeith Cummings and Reden Celda kept the Picanto in the game, trimming the deficit to as low as six, 96-90, with 54.5 ticks left, before Holloway dropped the thunderous dunk to end the rally.New acquisition Mac Baracael added 13 points on a 2-of-4 shooting from threes, to go with four rebounds in his first game after the three-team trade which sent him to the Batang Pier. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View comments Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Quarters: 28-21, 49-48, 74-69, 102-90.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’last_img read more

Honor Yard lets inmates be ‘brothers’ despite race

first_imgLANCASTER – Ruben Reyes said he considers Travielle Craig to be “a brother,” their friendship cemented in their Christian faith. In most settings, an embrace after a prayer between close friends of different races would attract little attention. That Reyes, who is Hispanic, and Craig, who is black, are able to embrace openly in relative safety at a maximum-security prison, however, is unusual. Reyes and Craig are among 600 inmates assigned to the Honor Yard at California State Prison, Los Angeles County, in Lancaster. The program, which was the subject of a recent state Senate hearing, is considered among the prison system’s most impressive success stories. “The environment created by the Honor Yard Program reflects my goals of reducing violence, improving prison and public safety, and reducing recidivism,” said James E. Tilton, the state’s Corrections and Rehabilitation secretary, said in a statement. Since the program’s inception in 2000, no major violent incident has occurred among its participants. Its safety record is especially remarkable considering most of its inmates were convicted of violent crimes. Many are serving life sentences, so are not eligible for parole. Criteria for Honor Yard eligibility includes a clean disciplinary record, a commitment to avoiding gang activity, and an agreement to live drug-free. It is a deal not all inmates are willing to make. But for those who do, rewards abound. Instead of carrying concealed weapons and other contraband, Honor Guard inmates typically carry books, paint brushes and musical instruments. Many are involved in educational programs, pursuing high school equivalency and even college degrees. An art program has produced Christmas toys for needy area children, and raised more than $50,000 for local charities. Inmates participating in a Lion’s Club program refurbish eyeglasses for the indigent throughout the world. Scott Johnson, 37, who is serving life in prison for a first-degree murder conviction, said the program has fostered an environment that makes rehabilitation possible. Johnson, who said he “couldn’t draw a stick” when he entered the Honor Yard’s art program, is now an award-winning artist. “I don’t have to worry about racial politics or racial violence here,” Johnson said. “I can just focus on becoming a better person.” The Honor Yard was created by inmates, who also develop its programming. State Senate Majority Leader Gloria Romero, D-Los Angeles, recently proposed legislation that would establish the Honor Yard as a model for expansion in prisons statewide. In addition to providing rehabilitation resources, the Honor Yard benefits society, Lancaster prison spokesman Ken Lewis said, noting that the virtual elimination of violence has reduced costs associated with housing inmates, and has created a safer environment for prison employees. “In the general population yards, you have a lot of incidents because the inmates are involved in gangs, and they’ve got a lot of contraband in their possession,” Lewis said. “Here, those numbers are very low.” Kacey Ephriam, 35, who will spend the rest of his life behind bars for a kidnapping and murder committed when he was 17, said the Honor Yard offers him a better life. “You get a chance to understand life,” he said. “It basically teaches you how to get along with others, and learn other cultures.” For Reyes, being able to live in harmony with inmates of other races was among the reasons he sought out the Honor Yard. Before joining the Honor Yard, Reyes and Craig were active gang members separated along racial lines, as is nearly the entire state prison inmate population. Reyes, 42, is a third-striker serving a 77-year-sentence for armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. Craig, 33, is serving life without parole for a murder committed during the chaos of the 1992 Los Angeles riots. “This is how it should be,” Reyes said. “I’m a Christian, and this is my brother. After we pray, we hug each other.” gideon.rubin@dailynews.com (661) 267-7802 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Madrid demands the best even of ‘Galactico’ groundsman

first_imgHowever, he is used to dealing with that pressure having been lured to Real in Galatico style in 2009 after winning Premier League groundsman of the year three times in 12 years at Arsenal.“Real Madrid and Spain is like the dream move for anybody whether it be the groundsman, the footballer or the press officer,” Burgess told AFP on a cold and grey Madrid morning with preparations for the Clasico in full swing.“That’ll be the sunniest place in Madrid today,” he added pointing to the rows of high-powered lights beaming down on one side of a pitch that has to cope with plus 40 degree heat in summer and freezing temperatures in winter.“For El Clasico there is obviously more build-up, more cameras on the side of the pitch, everyone is talking about it so there is more pressure from the outside.”A two-week layoff since Real’s last home game, though, has ensured Burgess’s best work will be on show for the big day.“The pitch for El Clasico will be better than say a Champions League game because for a Champions League game you have the opposition training the night before,” he said.“Going into El Clasico we’ve got a two-week build up, the conditions look pretty good so the pitch will be in great condition not only for Real Madrid but also for Barcelona. It will be a nice pitch and the best team will win.”The best team in recent times has tended to be Madrid, who have won five trophies in a calendar year in 2017 for the first time in the club’s storied history.“100 percent,” joked the affable 39-year-old when quizzed as to how much success is down to him. “I think the pitch certainly adds value, but the bottom line is the pitch is the same for both teams and it is down to the team to perform on the day. We do our best to give them what they want.”– ‘Serious money’ at stake –Unlike Real’s star names and faces, though, Burgess tends to only get the criticism when things go wrong rather than acclaim as the trophies roll in.“The only time I get feedback is if there is a problem. That is the correct way. I don’t go round looking for compliments, I don’t say to Cristiano (Ronaldo) ‘nice goal’. That’s his job and my job is to produce a good surface.”He recalls a “tough” conversation with Jose Mourinho on the eve of the Portuguese’s first match in charge in 2010 due to a summer “outbreak of disease”.However, the importance of a perfect pitch isn’t just reflected in how good it looks on TV, but can be vital in keeping multi-million euro players fit.“They are paying serious money for these guys and they want them playing football, not injured. Something like 80 percent of injuries are non-contact with another player, so the only contact is with the grass.“That doesn’t mean 80 percent of injuries are the fault of the grass, it could be bad diet, fatigue, but certainly a percentage is down to the pitch so it is very important we have dialogue between the medical department and my department to try and create consistent, comfortable surfaces for them to play on.”That desire to stop avoidable injuries has seen Burgess travel the world looking at the latest technologies to bring back to the Bernabeu and Madrid’s vast Valdebebas training complex.“I’m always trying to be a bit of a pioneer in my industry. By doing that you do make mistakes as well, but you try to be at the forefront of any new technology and Real Madrid reap the rewards of that.“They invest in that, they should be applauded for what they are doing. They want to be the best and want to do everything they can to be the best.”Just like for players and coaches, that investment brings increased pressure.“When you are working for a big club it is more extreme. If we win it is the best thing in the world, if we lose it’s a disaster.“I’m just part of that, but we have more good days than bad days and that’s the important thing.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000British groundskeeper Paul Burgess is used to dealing with pressure having been lured to Real in Galatico style in 2009 after winning Premier League groundsman of the year three times in 12 years at Arsenal © AFP/File / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUMADRID, Spain, Dec 21 – “The expectations of Real Madrid are to have the best,” they could easily be the words of world famous player or coach, but it is the club’s English groundsman Paul Burgess who is reflecting on the demanding culture at the Spanish giants.Burgess’s work will be seen by an estimated television audience of 650 million people when newly crowned world champions Madrid host Barcelona in El Clasico on Saturday (1200GMT).last_img read more

Queens Park Rangers defender keen to stay despite strong links with exit

first_img1 QPR defender Yun Suk-Young QPR defender Yun Suk-Young is set to remain at the club despite a number of sides holding an interest in signing the South Korean.Yun was one of the few QPR players who enhanced their reputation last season but has not yet featured this season due to a knee injury.Despite that a number of clubs have expressed their interest in the 25-year-old, who is thought to have one more year left on his contract.But Yun has decided he wants to stay at Loftus Road and will fight for his place with Paul Konchesky and Armand Traore as he returns to full fitness.last_img

Wales are devastated at Rugby World Cup exit, admits Warren Gatland

first_imgWales boss Warren Gatland admitted his players were devastated after their defeat to South Africa in the World Cup quarter-finals.Gatland’s side led 19-18 with five minutes left at Twickenham but Springboks captain Fourie du Preez dived over to seal a dramatic 23-19 victory.It means Wales’ World Cup dream is over while South Africa go through to the semi-finals to face either France or reigning champions New Zealand.“Sum up my emotions? That’s a dumb question. How do you think we are? We’re absolutely gutted,” Gatland said.“We’re proud of the performance but if you ask about the emotions that’s not something I want to talk about.“The guys put their bodies on the line, gave everything. That’s all we can ask of them but we weren’t good enough to hold on for 80 minutes.“Credit to South Africa, they stayed in the game but we’re very disappointed.”Gareth Davies’ first-half try, created by an excellent kick and catch from Dan Biggar, looked to have set Wales on course for only their third win in 31 Tests against South Africa.Indiscipline at the breakdown, however, allowed the Springboks to stay in touch as Handre Pollard kicked 18 points before Du Preez’s late contribution.“I couldn’t have asked any more of the guys,” Wales captain Sam Warburton said.“From an effort point of view, we have no regrets.“But 12 points in the first half after we gave away four penalties, all when we weren’t under very much pressure, for me those were the most crucial points we gave away.“It’s essentially two tries. Other than that they didn’t really stretch our try-line so to give 12 points away like what was disappointing.”Wales appeared to be a team that could threaten the latter stages of the tournament after coming through the fearsome Pool A with Australia, thanks to a stunning win over England.“Wales can be very proud of these players,” Gatland said,“Coming out of that group, which was so tough, and that group set us up pretty nicely for what we knew was going to be a tough game today.“They’ve given a 100 per cent, we saw that today, they’ve spent themselves, so I’m very proud of what they’ve delivered.”Warburton added: “It just wasn’t to be today. The changing room obviously at the end was very quiet.“At that time it’s difficult to find the words. It’s just sinking in that we’re going home tomorrow.” 1 Dan Lydiate and Sam Warburton at the final whistle last_img read more

Verner’s return a healing touch

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“Just relax, have popcorn, something to drink and watch the game on TV,” he said. Instead of hectic, the game had moments when everything slowed down and fell into perfect place for the Bruin sophomore. Verner picked up the spirits of his father, not to mention UCLA coach Karl Dorrell, the UCLA team and Bruin fans who truly are loyal, with two interceptions, one of which he returned for the touchdown that sealed UCLA’s 30-21 upset victory over then-No. 10 Cal. He was thinking about his father. “I can’t wait to get on the phone and talk to him,” he said shortly after the game. Flowers and cards are nice when you’re home recovering from surgery. Alterraun Verner, well-mannered young man that he is, had a better way to pick up the spirits of his father who, he said, had minor surgery. The surgery was major enough for Robert Verner to remain at home in Carson while UCLA played California. Verner, a UCLA cornerback, did not want his father to have to deal with a hectic Saturday football afternoon in the Rose Bowl. The big play of the day came with UCLA nursing a 23-21 lead with slightly more than a minute and a half remaining in the game. It’s hard to dispute negative Bruin fans, fans who no doubt booed the team earlier in the game, who could see nothing but gloom and doom after Cal freshman Jahvid Best returned the kickoff following a field goal 59 yards. Faith in Dorrell has eroded as fast as he fires offensive coordinators. Cal’s headliner is DeSean Jackson, a gifted junior wide receiver from Long Beach Poly High. So gifted there is reason to wonder why USC, which has had a pipeline to Poly seemingly since the leather helmet era, did not work harder to recruit him. The Trojans believed they landed the top prep receiver in the nation when Patrick Turner, a junior best known for dropping passes, signed with them. On the big play Saturday, with third-and-5 on the UCLA 30 and the Bears thinking first down, Cal quarterback Nate Longshore had to like what he saw when he scanned the Bruin defense. Jackson was one-on-one against Verner. That’s soon-to-be 21-year-old Jackson with 138 receptions in slightly more than two and a half seasons one-on-one against not-yet 19-year-old Verner. It had to seem ridiculous to Longshore. Doesn’t UCLA know about child labor laws? All that turned out to be ridiculous was the manner in which Verner shadowed Jackson, catlike, and pounced forward as Longshore cranked to throw and got to the ball before the helpless Jackson. The perfect read was the perfect marriage of natural ability and raw instincts with knowledge and acquired instincts that come with hard work, good coaching and attention to detail during film study in which popcorn is not served. If Longshore had been excited when he saw the matchup, it was Verner who was pumped as the ball was thrown. “I was like, `Catch it, catch it,”‘ Verner said. “I had to calm myself down. If I had dropped it, I would have been devastated.” It was the Bears who were devastated. In two Saturdays, they went from thinking about the national championship to contemplating playing in the Rose Bowl to becoming a candidate to play in the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, aka the Crash Landing Bowl. It was the Bruins who were elated. They have gone from scratching their heads as they wondered how they let the season slip away with inexplicable losses to Utah and Notre Dame to sharing the Pacific-10 Conference lead with Arizona State. Disproving the theory that the quick guys with bad hands become defensive backs, Verner held the ball Longshore threw and sprinted to the end zone. He has four interceptions at UCLA. He has returned three for touchdowns, equaling the Bruin career record. “Have you ever been caught from behind (after intercepting a pass)?” a curious reporter asked. Verner thought for a moment. Then he thought some more. He did not want to provide incorrect information. “In high school or anywhere?” he asked. Anywhere counts. Verner thought back, back, back. Anywhere includes playing Junior All-America Football with the Carson Colts. “Not that I remember,” he said. When Longshore and Jackson are asked about Verner, they’ll remember. Clearing out the mini-notebook … Go figure: Verner was named Pacific-10 Conference Defensive Player of the Week. He’s the sixth Bruin Pac-10 Player of the Week this season. Along with Verner, there’s quarterback Ben Olson, cornerback Trey Brown, punter Aaron Perez, kick returner Matthew Slater and place kicker Kai Forbath. USC has had one Pac-10 Player of the Week – tailback Stafon Johnson. … Opinion: USC at Oregon is the first genuine test for the Trojans this season. Despite all the attention being paid to quarterbacks Mark Sanchez and John David Booty, the key to the game will be the ability of USC to establish a running game. … Bottom line: For all the negative things you can say about Al Davis, when he decided it was time to replace Tom Flores as coach of the then-Los Angeles Raiders, he did it without any silly smokescreens. By way of contrast, you have George Steinbrenner making a you-know-he’s-going- to-turn-it-down 30 percent cut in pay offer Joe Torre was guaranteed to turn down to remain manager of the Yankees. Mwsptcol@aol.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. 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NOEL’S BRILLIANT ‘TWO PAY CHEQUES’ CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED TONIGHT

first_imgNoel Sweeney is calling on the people of the North West to come out and support his Two Pay Cheques campaign which will be officially launched tonight in the Silver Tassie Hotel at 8pm.Noel has issued an open invitation to anyone who wishes to attend the launch. Noel will perform his song live on the night and will be supported by a few local artists who are providing their services in support of the campaign.The well-known businessman, singer and racketeer said, “The Campaign has been receiving great support over the last two week but we are now entered a new phase with the arrival of 2,000 CD/DVDs this week that we hope to sell between now and Christmas”. “Sometimes we take for granted the simple comforts that most of us have like health, happiness and a roof over our head”. “With the Two Pay Cheques Campaign, I’m asking people and businesses to make a small donation that will help the NW Simon Community support people who are struggling to hold on to these comforts. Our target is to raise €10,000 for the NW Simon Community”. Businesses can support Noel Sweeney’s campaign by purchasing the “Two Pay cheques Away” CD/DVD gift for each of their employees this Christmas.The CD/DVD gift includes the music video and a customised Christmas card. At a cost of only €8 per employee, Noel will deliver this CD/DVD gift to each business before Christmas.Noel’s campaign to raise €10,000 for the NW Simon Community will be official launched in the Silver Tassie Hotel this Wednesday 9th December 2015 at 8pm. Everyone is welcome to come along and support Noel and the NW Simon Community. He would love if you could join him on the night for a few songs and a few laughs while supporting a fantastic local cause. As the man himself would say – Don’t say your weren’t taul! NOEL’S BRILLIANT ‘TWO PAY CHEQUES’ CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED TONIGHT was last modified: December 9th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CampaigndonegalNoel SweeneySimon CommunityTwo Pay Chequeslast_img read more

SERIAL BURGLAR BROTHERS WENT ON 48 HOUR CRIME SPREE, COURT HEARS

first_imgGARDAI have caught a serial burglar behind eight raids over a two day period in Buncrana and also caught his brother for similar offences.Thomas Ward, 19, of no fixed abode had 23 previous convictions, Letterkenny District Court heard today.His brother Michael, 24, also of no fixed abode, had 67 previous convictions. The two appeared separately in court today.The court heard how Thomas Ward had carried out the raids on homes, takeaways and shops in Buncrana on March 3 and March 4 this year.Ward admitted all the offences in court, as Gardai confirmed he was already now serving a six month jail sentence after being jailed in Castleblaney on March 27 for handling stolen goods.His solicitor Patsy Gallagher told Judge Paul Kelly that there was little he could say in way of mitigation for this ‘horrible crimes’ but said Ward was addicted to drink and drugs and these had ‘put him on another planet’.Ward had raided three homes, a medical centre, an Aldi, a Lidl and two takeaways.In one raid – at Abrekebabra, he stole a charity box from behind the counter, went to the toilets to empty €25 from it and then used the money to buy a meal.Judge Paul Kelly adjourned sentencing until June to await reports.Thomas Ward told him: “I’m guilty for the whole lot and I’m sorry judge.”Michael Ward appeared 20 minutes later.Garda Michael Hooks told the court how Michael Ward was spotted in the back garden of a house in Buncrana on March 4.He had a knife and a key to an Audi car which he admitted stealing.The resident of the home house had been asleep at the time of the 2.15am incident but a relative returning from Libertys nightclub had met Ward at the house.Ward was arrested and admitted the offences.Judge Paul Kelly jailed Michael Ward for a total of 15 months, commenting: “There is a serious issue in this county, and in many other counties, where burglars have been going into people’s homes where people are resident at the time.“This man has an appalling record and I have no option but to deal with it by way of a custodial sentence.”At hearingSERIAL BURGLAR BROTHERS WENT ON 48 HOUR CRIME SPREE, COURT HEARS was last modified: May 27th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:COURT HEARSSERIAL BURGLAR BROTHERS WENT ON 48 HOUR CRIME SPREElast_img read more