Keane linked to Villa role

first_imgRoy Keane has held talks over becoming Paul Lambert’s assistant at Aston Villa, Press Association Sport understands. Keane held an informal meeting with Lambert last month with a view to replacing Ian Culverhouse, who was dismissed by the club following an internal investigation. It is understood Lambert would be happy for Keane to continue in his role as number two to Republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill if he were to take the Villa role. Press Associationcenter_img Keane is due to link back up with the Ireland squad in Dublin late on Tuesday before flying out on Wednesday for their two-game tour of the United States. Earlier this week, Keane indicated he did not wish to be considered as a potential replacement for Neil Lennon at Celtic. A source close to the club told Press Association Sport Keane had “asked not to be considered for the position”. Lambert is keen to get a permanent assistant on board as he rebuilds following Villa’s disappointing 15th-placed finish last season. The Villa job would offer Keane a route back into domestic management for the first time since he left Ipswich in January 2011. Meanwhile, ITV has confirmed that Keane has pulled out of his expected role as a World Cup pundit in order to concentrate on his coaching career. Keane was officially unveiled in the ITV line-up last month but subsequently had a change of heart. An ITV spokesman told the Press Association: “Roy has been a tremendous part of our pundit team in recent years, but we fully understand his decision to concentrate wholly on his coaching. “We wish him every success for the future.” last_img read more

Jamaican Prime Minister Seeks Regional Solution to Crime

first_imgJamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness has requested that the issue of violent crime be placed on the agenda of the next Summit of Caribbean leaders to be held in July 2018. He made the request speaking at a news conference following the closure of the 38th meeting of Heads of Governments in Grenada on Thursday night. Holness said while crime and violence had not been a matter on the agenda for this year’s summit, he had taken the opportunity to raise the matter.“I raised the issue from the perspective of not just a security issue. But also but from a macro-social perspective/ the use of violence as a means of resolving conflict, as a means of social control, as part of our social transactions is becoming almost a feature of our societies.”Holness said that regional governments have to take a “proactive role” in addressing crime, and asked CARICOM to place this on the agenda for the July 2018 meeting. He said the other leaders agreed.“I believe that this will start a process within CARICOM to address the issue of violence, particularly violence that ends up in crime,” Holness said.Jamaica and several other Caribbean nations, specifically Trinidad and Tobago, and Guyana have been beset by an onslaught of violent crime in recent times. The crime wave includes murders, aggravated robbery, and sexual assault. There is, however, concern about violent crime evolving within domestic disputes.Increasingly, Caribbean residents in the Diaspora are expressing skepticism to return to their home countries, even for vacations, fearing repercussions from the wave of violent crimes. Also, the Caribbean Diaspora is calling for measures to be taken to reduce violent crime in the region, for the long run.Copyright 2017 – Caribbean National Weekly Newslast_img read more


first_imgA terrified man was forced to lock himself inside his car after a complete stranger tried to attack him with a bill hook outside a Letterkenny Shopping Complex.A bill hook similar to the one used by Connors on a stranger outside Letterkenny Shopping Centre.Danny Connors approached Richard Gardner who was simply going for a pint of milk at the Glencar Shopping Centre. Connors, 20, shouted at Mr Gardner inviting him to box.When the victim went closer to hear what Connors was saying, he was threatened with a bill hook.Mr Gardner fled to his car but bravely followed Connors to where he was staying and then reported the matter to Gardai who later arrested the accused.Connors, of Ennis Road, Limerick, appeared at Letterkenny District Court yesterday charged with being in possession of an article with intent to cause injury.Connors claims he was visiting relatives at the time of the attack on April 2, 2014 and had been drinking heavily.His solicitor Michael Shiel said the incident was a case of mistaken identity and that he “didn’t know Mr Gardner from Adam.”Asked why he was carrying a bail hook around with him by Judge Paul Kelly, Mr Shiel said his client worked part-time for a farmer in Limerick and that it was simply in the boot of the car.The court heard that Connors, a married father of three, had 17 previous convictions but most of these were for traffic offenses and also theft.Judge Paul Kelly said he was skeptical about Connors’ story but said this was his first charge with any connection to violence.He ordered Connors to se the probation services and after a consultation with the court, he agreed to undertake a period of community service.MAN FORCED TO HIDE IN CAR AFTER BEING THREATENED WITH BILL HOOK BY STRANGER was last modified: February 20th, 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:attackbill hookDanny Connorsdonegalletterkennylast_img read more