Court had 640 cases listed in one day

first_imgFacebook LAST FRIDAY, Limerick District Court heard 640 cases relating to parking fines, social welfare fraud and unpaid TV licences.  Judge Eugene O’Kelly heard the cases relating to unpaid parking tickets as issued by An Garda Siochana dating back to the start of this year through to May. Many were for illegal parking or out of date display documents. Cases of social welfare fraud where persons claimed benefits that they were not entitled to or attempted to continually claim benefits while in prison were also heard. One man in his 40s was jailed for six months after claiming welfare benefits in excess of €8,000 that he was not entitled to.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The court heard that the man was paying back €5 per week and Judge Eugene O’Kelly said that at that rate, he would be paying it back forever. Penalty, the judge added, would have to be met in some other manner and the accused man from Limerick City was jailed for six months. Linkedin Advertisement Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Email Print NewsLocal NewsCourt had 640 cases listed in one dayBy admin – December 10, 2012 686 Previous articleMunster defeat Saracens at Thomond ParkNext articleADAPT and Munster Rugby join forces adminlast_img read more

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Charity run to raise funds for Sunshine Children’s Ward

first_imgNewsLocal NewsCharity run to raise funds for Sunshine Children’s WardBy Alan Jacques – March 7, 2014 789 TAGSMusic LimerickSunshine Children’s Warduniversity hospital limerick Print Facebook Previous articleCollins posts a challenge to Limerick’s Government TDsNext articleSearch underway for missing student Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie THE Sunshine Children’s Ward at the University Hospital Limerick will benefit from a charity run/walk this weekend which encourages participants to ‘run in memory of your loved ones’.The Hurley/ Hoey 10km charity event takes place this Saturday, March 8 about 2km outside Ennis off the M18 Limerick bypass in Gurteen, Doora. Corresponding events will also take place on the same day in Melbourne, Sydney, London, Northampton, Brussels and Los Angeles.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Last year over 2,000 participants took part in the run helping raising €28,000 for The Sunshine Children’s Ward at the University Hospital Limerick and St Anne’s Special Needs School in Ennis. This year, Headway Mid-West, which supports people with acquired brain injuries will be added to the event’s list of benefactors.The run was set up in memory of both Ger Hoey and Eilish Hurley, prominent members of St Joseph’s Doora Barelfield GAA club.Event committee member Seanie McMahon commented; “When we first gathered together to discuss the event we were just focussed on making sure that whatever we did would make Ger and Eilish proud and cherish their memories.”“We were also conscious though that our club had also lost some very special younger members and the ‘run in memory of your loved ones’ was about making sure that everyone could be included and cherish the memory of their loved one,” Seanie explains.The Hurley/Hoey 10km Run takes place this Saturday, March 8. Entry fee is €20 for adults, €10 for students and free to enter for under 18s. For more details log onto www.runireland.com. WhatsApp 64 patients waiting for beds in UHL Numbers of Limerick hospital group staff sidelined by COVID-19 reduces by 162 in past 7 days Advertisementcenter_img Email Twitter Updated statement on service disruptions UL Hospitals Group 53 patients waiting for beds at UHL Management at most overcrowded and most COVID-hit hospital apologise to patients ‘waiting over 100 hours’ for a bed RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limericklast_img read more

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Jac-Cen-Del announces kindergarten registration

first_imgOSGOOD, Ind. — Jac-Cen-Del Elementary recently announced it will be holding kindergarten registration on Thursday, April 6, 2017.All children must be five years of age on or before August 1st to attend kindergarten during the 2017-2018 school year.Parents will meet with the teachers and school nurse to discuss immunization records and any health concerns.The transportation director will also be available to discuss bus routes.Parents must bring their child’s official birth certificate and clinical records of immunizations.last_img

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Cricket News Kargil Vijay Diwas: Cricket fraternity pays tribute to Indian martyrs

first_imgNew Delhi: 26 July 1999 – The date which stays very fresh in India and Pakistan even today. However, the two countries will remember in different ways. India will remember victory against neighbouring country and martyrs while Pakistan will remember its huge loss. On July 26, 1999 i.e. exactly 20 years ago, India not only emerged invictus in Kargil War against Pakistan but also witnessed the sacrifice of many soldiers who selflessly fought for the dignity of the country.It is to be noted that the Kargil War was an armed conflict that was fought between India and Pakistan and took place between May and July 1999 in the Kargil district of Kashmir and elsewhere along the Line of Control (LOC). The Kargil war, which began in May 1999, lasted for more than two months before Pakistani soldiers lost to the Indian troops.The Pakistani soldiers released the mountain tops they had captured overlooking the Srinagar-Leh highway. Unfortunately, in the conflict, the Indian Army lost over 500 jawans. Today, Indian cricket players is saluting the brave hearts with pride to mark 20th Kargil Vijay Diwas. Army’s 500 jawans not only gave their blood but lives also in the victory against Pakistan in Kargil War. Here are the Tweets:  For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. I salute the unflinching courage of our martyred soldiers & everyone who fought the Kargil War diligently, protected the nation & its people. Your sacrifices will be held in high regard & remembered today & every day. #KargilVijayDiwas pic.twitter.com/PCL9RvYpR2— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) July 26, 2019We shall always be grateful for what our Jawans have done for the country. They deserve respect of the highest level. Jai Hind! 🇮🇳 #KargilVijayDiwas— Ajinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane88) July 26, 2019I will never forget the sacrifices made by the martyrs of our Indian Army, the courage they showed in the Kargil war. Jai Hind! #KargilVijayDiwas 🇮🇳⛰️ pic.twitter.com/aqzjN9vgn7— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) July 26, 2019The sacrifices of our brave soldiers will never be forgotten. Respect to our true heroes we salute you.🇮🇳🙏🏻 #KargilVijayDiwas— K L Rahul (@klrahul11) July 26, 2019last_img read more

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Durban to host international under-19 football tournament

first_img25 June 2014A South African under-19 side will lock horns with junior teams representing some of the giants of international club football at the first edition of a new youth tournament kicking off in Durban on 31 July, the KwaZulu-Natal provincial government announced on Tuesday.The Durban Under-19 International Football Tournament, backed and jointly organised by KwaZulu-Natal, the City of Durban and the South African Football Association, will take place annually in Durban for at least the next three years.The province said in a statement that a specially formed South African under-19 national side, under the watchful eye of former Bafana Bafana coach Ephraim “Shakes” Mashaba, would compete in the tournament along with teams from Santos (Brazil), Boca Juniors (Argentina), Everton (England), Benfica (Portugal), Feyenoord (Netherlands) and Roma (Italy).The format departs from the traditional standard, under which junior international teams compete at under-17 and under-20 level.Youth development ‘the cornerstone’Mashaba, possibly the most experienced junior tactician in the country, said that youth development was the cornerstone of every successful footballing nation.“It is crucial. Without the proper structures in place then you cannot home to bring through players with the correct technical ability and the right mentality to succeed,” he said. “We have faced enormous challenges in the past, but it is something at Safa [the South African Football Association] that we are trying to put right.“Hopefully with this new initiative we are now on the right path to that successful development structure.”Looking towards Russia 2018Mashaba said the 2014 Durban Under-19 International Football Tournament could be a stepping-stone in the careers of players hoping to represent South Africa at the Fifa World Cup in Russia in 2018.“This is an overdue tournament for this age-group. It comes at the right time. These are the building blocks for our future senior national team,” he said. “As we work toward Russia, these are the players to take us there.“We want the public to give these young guys the support and courage to realise their potential, because by the time Russia comes, they will have gone through all the channels, including the [2016] Olympics.”‘Heading in the right direction’Farouk Khan – whose Stars of Africa Academy has produced South African internationals such as Tokelo Rantie, May Mahlangu and Tefu Mashamaite – said South Africa had a long way to go to catch up with the likes of Brazil and Spain in terms of youth development, but that initiatives such as this meant the country was heading in the right direction.“It is competitions such as the 2014 Durban Under-19 International Football Tournament that will help South Africa to accelerate its progress in the sphere, as well as the new development plans of Safa that will see more activity for the junior national sides,” he said.VenuesDurban’s Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium, a training venue for the 2010 Fifa World Cup, and Princess Magogo Stadium, a Premier Soccer League (PSL) venue, will host the tournament’s group stage matches.The semi-finals will take place at King Zwelithini Stadium, another PSL and 2010 Fifa World Cup training venue, while the Moses Mabhida Stadium, with the iconic arch that was one of the most memorable images of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, will host the final.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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LEED Platinum, from Philly to East Asia

first_imgWe were reminded of LEED for Homes’ geographic reach when projects half a world apart announced this month that they had earned Platinum ratings. Postgreen, the developer of a 1,150-sq.-ft. townhome called the 100k House and a 1,270-sq.-ft. home called the 120K House, both in the East Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia, announced the achievement this week. The other project recently granted the Platimum rating, the Green Tomorrow house, is a 4,550-sq.-ft. showcase home built by Samsung C&T Corp. in South Korea’s Gyeonggi Province.As we mentioned last spring, the 100k House was Philadelphia-based Postgreen’s attempt to build a green home, on an infill lot in the city, for $100,000 or less in construction costs. The project in fact came in at slightly less than $100 a square foot. Construction costs were comparable for the 120k House, which sold a year ago for $225,000.Postgreen marketing chief Eric Darling notes in a recent blog that he and the company’s president, Chad Ludeman, learned plenty from their venture into cost-contained construction.“While we have slightly increased our construction budget for future homes, we see this success as a key foundation of our long-term goals,” Darling wrote. “Did we make mistakes? Of course. Are there things we intend to do better/differently in the future? Naturally. … This milestone does not mark the end of the 100k project. We are currently gathering utility data and other long-term project results that we will be sharing in the near future. We continue to learn from this project as we move forward with our construction efforts, and we will use the lessons to constantly improve our building methods.”Postgreen also is building a two-unit, two-story townhome to Passive House standards – 1,296 sq. ft. of interior space for each unit – which would be the first Passive House residence in the city. Click here for background on that project.A prototype in South KoreaDesign for the Green Tomorrow house – with a considerably larger footprint than what many green builders consider ideal – was led by Samoo Architects and its principal LEED consultant on the project, London-based Arup, which says Green Tomorrow operates at net zero energy and is the first home in East Asia to earn a Platinum rating.The project clearly is designed as a high-profile forum for Samsung C&T green-home technologies and a lab for its other residential properties, whose energy use the company aims to reduce by 50% by 2013.Arup says Green Tomorrow has 68 green features for zero-energy, zero-emission, and green IT, including a high-performance facade, daylight sensors, ground-source heat pumps, a radiant floor heating system, and a high-efficiency lighting system. Combined, these systems reduce energy consumption by 56%, Arup says. The other 44% of energy is provided a solar power system with a 1,753-sq.-ft. array. To help meet sustainability criteria, the company adds, 54.8% of the project’s construction waste was recycled, more than 20% of the materials used were from recycled sources, and more than 25% were sourced locally.last_img read more

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Apple Dominates Q3 U.S. Smartphone Sales Through Big Three Carriers

first_imgEach carrier has a different dynamic when it comes to smartphone sales. AT&T consistently shows the strongest iPhone sales while Verizon is more split down the middle and Sprint (which does not provide firm non-iPhone numbers) skews towards the iPhone but also does a considerable Android business as well.The reason for AT&T’s strong iPhone sales is understandable. It was Apple’s exclusive partner for the iPhone from 2007 to 2011 before Verizon got the iPhone in March last year. People were introduced to the iPhone through AT&T and it is reasonable that they go back to the carrier when it is time to upgrade to the newest device.Verizon has a strong brand partnership with Android manufacturers such as Samsung and Motorola, and much of its marketing spend it targeted at “Droid” devices. Sprint, which did not get the iPhone until the release of the iPhone 4S, has made a strong financial commitment to the iPhone and is using the device as a way to retain current customers while trying to poach users from AT&T and Verizon through its “unlimited” voice and data plans. Can Apple Continue To Dominate?The fourth quarter is shaping up to be a fascinating time in the smartphone sales wars. All the flagship and big-name devices that consumers have been waiting for this year will finally be available, most likely by the middle of November (Nokia has not announced when its Windows Phone 8 Lumia devices will hit carriers). Motorola has its three primary players already out with the Droid Razr HD, Maxx HD and Razr M. Samsung will have the Galaxy S 3 and Note II and huge marketing campaigns behind them. HTC will release the One X+, the first quad-core LTE smartphone to land in the U.S. market and has the EVO LTE 4G on Sprint as well as its own Windows Phone 8 devices. Apple’s mid-year dominance is not guaranteed to continue heading into the end of the year. The iPhone will definitely sell extremely well in the holiday season, but there are more quality alternatives from respected competitors than ever before in the history of smartphones. The variety and choice spell out a big win for consumers. Whatever your preference, there is a smartphone that was built with you in mind. Are you planning on buying a smartphone for the holidays? What will your choice be? Let us know in the comments.  dan rowinski Tags:#Apple#iPhone#mobile#Samsung What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts Android might be winning the global battle, but in the United States the top of the market belongs to Apple. The big three U.S. cellular carriers – Verizon, AT&T and Sprint – have all posted their most recent quarterly earnings and between them 58% of smartphones sold were iPhones. Sprint was the last of the big three to announce earnings. The nation’s third largest cellular carrier sold 1.5 million iPhones and another million “LTE” smartphones. Add that to Verizon’s 3.1 million iPhones (of 6.8 million smartphones in the quarter) and AT&T’s 4.7 million iPhones (out of 6.7 million) and all told, 9.3 million out of 16 million (58.1%) went to Apple’s flagship device. The numbers are similar to what we saw in Q2 this year, though the volume of smartphones sold was higher for AT&T and Verizon in Q3. Most of the iPhones sold in Q3 were not Apple’s latest iPhone 5. The newest flagship device was released about 10 days before the end of the quarter and accounted only for 21% of Verizon’s iPhone sales. Look for a mammoth fourth quarter for both the big three carriers and for Apple as the holiday sales season rolls along and the iPhone 5 picks up steam. An Android DroughtThe third quarter did not see many new high-quality Android devices hit the market. The most prominent was likely the Samsung Galaxy S3, which hit shelves near end of June or middle of July (depending on the carrier). In September there were many device announcements, such as the new Windows Phone 8 Lumia devices from Nokia, Motorola Razr HD and Samsung Galaxy Note II (among others). Most of those devices have been slated for a Q4 release, such as the Note II, which goes on pre-order from the four major carriers (including T-Mobile) this week.Analyst Ben Evans provides these charts to show the percentage of iPhone sales among the top three U.S. carriers over time.  Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementlast_img read more

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Ind vs WI: Clinical WI crush India by 103 runs

first_imgWest Indies bowlers produced a clinical performance after Kieron Pollard and Lendl Simmons laid the foundation with fluent fifties, as they crushed India by 103 runs in the fourth One-day International, here on Monday. Score | PhotosWest Indies batsman Kieron Pollard on way to hi 70 against India during the fourth ODI in St. John’s, Antigua, on Monday. APSent into bat after Suresh Raina won the toss, Pollard top-scored with a typically aggressive 70 off 72 balls while opener Simmons notched up a fluent 67 off 78 deliveries, to lift the hosts to 249 for eight, their highest total of the series, after the Indian bowlers had them in a spot of bother at 89 for four.In reply, India crumbled in the face of some disciplined work from the host bowlers, especially Anthony Martins and Andre Russell, who shared seven wickets between them to bundle out the visitors for 146 in 39 overs.The victory not only broke a sequence of three successive defeats but also restored some pride for the hosts.India made three changes to the squad bringing in Ravichandran Aswin, Manoj Tiwary and Ishant Sharma.Tiwary, playing in place of Shikhar Dhawan, failed to capitalise on the opportunity edging Darren Sammy to Carlton Baugh, but Parthiv Patel picked up a few useful boundaries to set it up for India.However, after getting his eye in, Patel drove one uppishly for Sammy to complete a fine left-handed catch off his own bowling.So was the case with Virat Kohli (22 off 33 balls), who got out, courtesy a smart piece of work by Baugh off the bowling of leg-spinner Martin.advertisementAs far as Subramaniam Badrinath was concerned, he looked out of sorts from the word go and the West Indian bowlers, especially Russell, troubled him with the short stuffs, before the all-rounder had the Chennai batsman caught behind.Though the top order was the back in the pavilion with not much on the board, there was still hope for India as long as the in-form Rohit Sharma and skipper Suresh Raina were at the crease.But Martin had other ideas as he lured Raina with a fuller length delivery which the batsman hit straight to Pollard at midwicket.Yusuf Pathan, who has the reputation of throwing away his wicket, lived upto the billing by playing an unnecessary shot against Simmons that could not clear long off.When Sharma top-edged a Martin delivery to give Darren Bravo a simple catch in the circle, it was as good as over for India.Russell added to his kitty by dismissing Kumar who gave a simple catch to Sammy.Ashwin crossed the double figures but the rest of the batting folded up all too easily for the hosts to earn a consolation win.Earlier, despite some early setbacks, Simmons looked in total command at the other end, finding the fence with ease.After his dismissal, Pollard took over and in the company of Carlton Baugh, did the repair work with a solid half-century partnership at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.But just when the hosts threatened to pile up a huge score, Pollard went for an expansive shot against Ravichandran Ashwin that found Ishant at long-off.The lanky Ishant gave India a perfect start, removing Danza Hyatt as early as in the second over of the match. Kumar then had the experienced Ramnaresh Sarwan caught at point by Sharma.Simmons rebuilt the innings, and in the company of Darren Bravo, put together a fifty partnership for the third wicket, but Mishra cut short what seemed like a flourishing partnership, by having Bravo caught at deep midwicket in the 16th over.The leg-spinner, who has been having a good series, struck again eight overs later when he trapped Marlon Samuels in front of the wicket to leave the hosts reeling at 89 for four.West Indies were dealt a body blow when Simmons, who looked in good touch during his stay at crease, was run out by an agile Tiwary.But before falling victim to Tiwary’s acrobatic act, Simmons played some effective shots to prop up his team.There was a pull over backward point and a heave over wide long-on for another boundary off Ishant.After a late cut against Pathan, Simmons came into his own, unleashing three sixes, two off Mishra and one against Ishant, before getting out.Pollard’s first boundary was a streaky one over point but thereafter he showed his power in no uncertain terms by producing some stunning shots.The burly Trinidadian took his time to settle but cut loose by hitting Mishra down the ground and then flicked Kumar over midwicket fence in the next over.advertisementOpting for batting powerplay in the 44th over, Pollard smacked Mishra over midwicket and a delivery later, glanced him past fine-leg for a four.Russell, having hit a sparkling 92 in the last match, was in his stride straightaway, hitting Ashwin back over his head for a four.In the next over, he collected a four and a six offMishra. But Kumar came back to take the wickets of Carlton Baugh (39 off 57) and Russell off successive deliveries.- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

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Hero in defeat: Vijender ignored extreme pain to fight for India in boxing quarter-finals

first_imgWhen I met Viju (that’s what Vijender is called fondly) the day after his quarter-final bout, I noticed there was something different about him. I had not seen Viju like this in years — more precisely in the last three years.Vijender was acting brave; trying to show the world that he was fine. “It happens in sport one day… you lose, and the next day you bounce back,” he told the waiting mediapersons.But Viju knows me for a long time and treats me bit like a friend, and as soon as we moved away from the group of journalists, out came the truth. “Bhaishahab, duniya ko kya malum hum kitna pain lekar khelte hai hum (the world has no idea of how much pain we suffer while playing),” said the rugged boxer with tears in his eyes.Then, Viju lifted his shirt and I was shocked beyond words! The skin on the right side of his chest — from the top of the rib cage till the waist — was completely infected. The entire area was red with blisters all over, somewhat similar to chicken pox. The champion said he had been suffering from the infection for the last few days, and it was really painful.I asked him whether he had been taking any medicines. “I can’t take storng drugs because of doping regulations and these infections anyway take their own time to heal,” Vijender replied with a smile as he pulled his shirt down.”Kya kya dard lekar khelte hai (we endure so much pain while we play),” he said, adding that his back gave way in the middle of the quarter-final bout and forced him onto the backfoot. I could also see that he had been left with one blue eye after the bout.advertisementSo, anyone who thought that Vijender didn’t give his best in the ring against Abbos Atoev, I want you all to know that Vijender is not a loser; he is a brave fighter that we should all be proud of.”I will come back in Rio (2016 Olympics). I’m just 26,” Viju has assured us all.Good luck, fighter!last_img read more

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a month agoValverde: Granada a test of Barcelona credentials

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Valverde: Granada a test of Barcelona credentialsby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona coach Ernesto Valverde expects a big test of their credentials at Granada.Barcelona have failed to win either of their opening two LaLiga Santander games on the road, first losing to Athletic Club (1-0) before drawing with Osasuna (2-2).That was followed up by a 0-0 draw at Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League in midweek and Valverde feels that all has to change.”Away from home we are not getting good results, it is costing us,” Valverde said during his press conference.”The [Osasuna] game in Pamplona, which we turned around, we were not able to win. We have to change that dynamic.”These kind of grounds can determine the championship because it is where you cannot slip.” last_img read more

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