Drop in Garda numbers prompting bad behaviour

first_imgFacebook Priority is to have a decent society with decent public services Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins appointed as Minister of State A DROP in the number of Gardaí on the beat in communities is directly responsible for a rise in anti-social behaviour, according to Limerick City Fianna Fáil candidate, Cllr. James Collins.He was speaking after being contacted by city centre residents and members of the local business community, who are worried about rising levels of anti-social behaviour.“The fact is, since 2010, there has been a 53 per cent cut in the number of Community Gardaí operating in the city’s Garda stations. We used to have 80 Community Gardaí operating out of four stations in the city. Successive Fine Gael Justice Ministers have allowed the number of Community Gardaí in the city drop significantly.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “At the end of 2017, just 28 were based out of three stations. “It is no coincidence that there has been a rise in anti-social behaviour. If these specialist Gardaí aren’t working with at-risk young people, more of them will start engaging in anti-social behaviour,” he concluded.More about crime and court here. Twitter Limerick TD says GLAS payments welcome but ‘much more action’ needed to support Agri-sector Limerick City Council accept proposal for County Limerick dog park on 6 month trial basis WhatsApp NewsCrime & CourtDrop in Garda numbers prompting bad behaviourBy Bernie English – April 26, 2018 1379 Emailcenter_img Previous articleChamber function addressed by top entrepreneurNext articleSeoda Chamber Choir to perform at Shannon Rowing Club Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSbusiness communityFianna FáilGardaíJames Collinsstations Decision to enter Phase 4 of reopening Ireland deferred to August 10 Print Top Fianna Fáil councillor will reject Green coalition deal Advertisement Linkedinlast_img read more

Funding of over 940,000 euro for LYIT

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest The north west’s two Institute of Technologies have been awarded over €2m in grant aidSligo IT will receive €1.2million while over €940,000 has also been approved for Letterkenny IT.The funding will facilitate the provision of small-scale building works and high-tech equipment upgrades on both campuses.LYIT President, Paul Hannigan, says the fundning is vital:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/paulgrantpm.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterestcenter_img Facebook Newsx Adverts Google+ Previous article300 new jobs to be created in DerryNext articleVisiting restrictions lifted at Letterkenny General News Highland Google+ By News Highland – December 16, 2010 WhatsApp Twitter Funding of over 940,000 euro for LYIT Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Are you tired of the monster in your server room?

first_imgHave you ever heard the term “Feed the Monster”? It’s when someone has a problem and rather than do what it takes to fix it, they “feed the monster” and continue in their useless cycles. So, let me ask you a question: If your credit union pays so much money to its technology vendors, why do you still have to manage that monster in the server room? Some credit union executives like to walk by the server room and see the blinking lights and endless wires but it’s probably safe to say that most view their server as a stressful and expensive piece of hardware that they’d rather someone else manage and maintain. Some credit unions have the budget for qualified IT departments that can handle such tasks but imagine what other important tasks your IT staff could be doing if they didn’t have to worry about server uptime.In the article Members Don’t Care About Credit Union Software and Neither Should You, we asked whether credit unions are in the technology business or in the business of providing financial services. Your members want a pleasant and convenient experience with your credit union and, in this day and age, that requires you to provide the right technology in a painless and seamless manner. While your IT budget may make you feel more like you’re a tech company than a financial institution, it is important to make the investment inconspicuous to your members. Allow your credit union technology partners to handle the technology so you can focus on providing an uncomplicated, user-friendly experience.In the past, credit unions needed a large, clunky, complicated, and expensive server onsite. Many of your technology vendors may have required their software to be housed on these servers, further expanding the size and requirements of your server room. That is until credit union cloud solutions came along and slowly changed people’s way of thinking. Credit unions no longer need that expensive hardware, taking up valuable real estate and inordinate amounts of your budget and time. continue reading » 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Nordic roundup: PensionDanmark, Bergen Kommunale Pensjonskasse, TELA

first_imgPensionDanmark’s latest real estate transactionPensionDanmark has invested in a retail and residential building in Lyngby to the north of the Danish capital Copenhagen.The DKK222bn (€29.8bn) pension fund did not disclose the price of the deal.The deal involved the purchase of 4,200 sqm of space from turnkey contractor KPC, along with long-term leases. Torben Möger Pedersen, chief executive of PensionDanmark, said: “This is a very well-located property with retail areas on the ground floor and a basement car park that PensionDanmark is buying, and there will be homes built on the upper floors.”He said the property would be rented out on long-term irrevocable leases, so the pension fund could look forward to a “solid and stable return for many years for the benefit of our members”.KPC has agreed to sell the property on completion of the development, which is expected to happen in 2019.The property will be leased by retail group Dansk Supermarked Ejendomme with an operator contract with Q-Park for the carpark, while the residential units will be leased to public housing association Lyngby Almene Boligselskab.Bergen pension fund doubles annual returnMeanwhile, Bergen Kommunale Pensjonskasse (BKP) – the pension fund for the south-west Norwegian municipality – released annual figures showing it doubled its investment return last year to 7.2%, from 3.3% in 2015.The pension fund said: “For several years, our asset management has delivered a return far above the risk-free return, and this means we are well equipped to cope with volatile markets in the future.”BKP has a long-term goal of an annual 5.5% return.The pension fund said its strategy had functioned well under prevailing market conditions and that the long-term target was realistic.BKP’s equity capital rose by NOK111m (€12.1m) over the course of 2016 to end the year at NOK1.38bn, and total assets stood at NOK15.30bn.Finnish pension funds add 4.2%In other news, Finnish pensions alliance TELA said earnings-related pension assets in the country grew by €7.6bn last year.This marked a rise of 4.2%, to €188.5bn in total at the end of the year. Peter Halonen, analyst at TELA, said: “Financial markets recovered surprisingly well, especially after the political surprises and other uncertainty factors experienced during the year.”In the last quarter of 2016, the best returns were obtained from the equity market, he said.At the end of the year, €95.2bn of earnings-related pension assets were invested in equities, equating to 50.5% of overall assets – the first time equities had reached more than half of total assets, Halonen said.Fixed income investments accounted for about €77.8bn or 41.2%, while real estate investments made up around €15.4bn or 8.2%, the data showed. “The volume of pension assets indicates that Finland has prepared well for population ageing and rising pension expenditure,” Halonen said.last_img read more

Sumner Newscow precipitation report: 3.2 inches!

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‘It was ugly, but who cares?’: Klopp joy as Liverpool go top

first_imgLiverpool’s Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah (R) and Liverpool’s Brazilian midfielder Roberto Firmino (L) celebrate after a late own goal from Tottenham Hotspur’s. PHOTO AFPCollated English Premier League results Cardiff 1 Chelsea 2Liverpool 2 Tottenham 1Played SaturdayBrighton 0 Southampton 1Burnley 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0Crystal Palace 2 Huddersfield 0Fulham 0 Man City 2Leicester 2 Bournemouth 0Manchester United 2 Watford 1West Ham 0 Everton 2Playing Monday (1900GMT)Arsenal v NewcastleLiverpool, United Kingdom | AFP |  Liverpool’s willpower is keeping their Premier League title hopes alive, admitted manager Jurgen Klopp after his side moved back top of the table in dramatic fashion with a 2-1 win over Tottenham at Anfield on Sunday.Toby Alderweireld’s own goal a minute from time moved Liverpool two points ahead of title rivals Manchester City.Klopp’s men still need City to slip up in their remaining seven games as the champions have a game in hand.However, Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris’s error to parry the ball in off the unfortunate Alderweireld was reminiscent of Jordan Pickford’s mistake to also gift Divock Origi a late winner against Everton earlier in the season, suggesting Liverpool’s luck may be in this year.“I told the boys after the game there are 500,000 ways probably to win a football game. Today it was rather ugly, but without a bit of luck you cannot be in the position we are,” said Klopp.“If we are top of the table after the last matchday it would be a championship of will.”Liverpool’s hopes of ending a 29-year wait to win the title looked set to be dealt a massive blow as Lucas Moura’s strike 20 minutes from time cancelled out Roberto Firmino’s early opener.And the visitors will be left to regret Moussa Sissoko missing a huge chance to inflict Liverpool’s first home league defeat in nearly two years five minutes from time.Spurs are now in serious danger of crashing out of the top four as they remain level on points with Manchester United and could be usurped by north London rivals Arsenal into third should the Gunners beat Newcastle on Monday.“Overall I think we were better than Liverpool,” said Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino. “It is difficult to explain, but at the same time I am proud of the performance.”Pochettino’s men remain without a Premier League win since February 10. However, the Argentine wants to set that record right at the opening night of the club’s new 62,000 capacity stadium against Crystal Palace on Wednesday.“The new stadium must be a big boost for everyone,” said Pochettino. “I was telling the players in the changing room we have seven games and we are in top four and we need to compete. It’s a mini-league and, playing the way we played today, I think we can achieve the top four.”– Kop delirium –Spurs started brightly, but conceded with Liverpool’s first significant attack when Firmino headed home the opener on 16 minutes from a delightful Andy Robertson cross.That was Robertson’s 12th assist of the season from left-back and the Scotland captain was involved again in a flowing move moments later as he forged down the left and neat touches from Salah and Georginio Wijnaldum teed up Sadio Mane to curl just wide.Liverpool were thankful to Robertson at the other end after the break as he made a vital block to prevent Christian Eriksen firing home on the rebound after Alisson Becker was forced into his first save of the afternoon by Harry Kane.Salah has now scored just once in his last 11 games and his wasted chance to give Liverpool some breathing space when Alderweireld blocked the Egyptian’s shot with Mane better placed and begging for a pass looked costly when Tottenham levelled.Kane’s quick thinking and excellent long-range pass picked out Kieran Trippier, who fed Eriksen and his scuffed shot fell perfectly for Moura to turn home. As Liverpool surged forward in search of a winner, Spurs could have picked them off as Sissoko blazed over with just Alisson to beat before Alli clipped a shot inches wide.Instead, there was delirium in front of the Kop end when Lloris parried Salah’s header into Alderweireld and the ball ricocheted over the line to breathe fresh life into Liverpool’s title challenge.In Sunday’s other game,  Maurizio Sarri insists he will fight to remain Chelsea manager despite fans chanting for him to be sacked during their controversial 2-1 win at Cardiff City.Sarri’s position looked precarious when Chelsea trailed 1-0 against Premier League strugglers Cardiff with just six minutes remaining.Victor Camarasa’s goal looked likely to dent Chelsea’s pursuit of a top four finish and their supporters’ anger towards Sarri was audible.But a dubious equaliser from Cesar Azpilicueta, who was clearly offside, and a stoppage-time Ruben Loftus-Cheek winner rescued Sarri’s team, who stay within touching distance of a place in next season’s Champions League.Asked how he had felt when the chants of “We want Sarri out” rang out from the visiting fans, Sarri said: “I don’t want to answer, but I can understand the reaction of the fans.“But it was probably best for them to wait until the end of the match.”Sarri insisted he wouldn’t let the supporters’ abuse drive him out of Stamford Bridge, although he may yet have that decision taken out of his hands if Chelsea fail to qualify for the Champions League.“I am getting used to this and for me it’s not a big problem. I just have to work to change their opinion,” he said.“I want to stay here. When I arrived the team were 30 points behind Manchester City. I want to stay and improve results, but it is not easy work.“At the moment, there is a difference between Manchester City, Liverpool and us.”The victory keeps Chelsea in sixth place, but only a point behind fourth-placed Manchester United, and may also have emboldened Sarri to launch a staunch defence of his selection decisions.He began with both Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante on the substitutes’ bench and failed to hand an appearance to in-form England teenager Callum Hudson-Odoi.“Hazard cannot play 70 matches a season,” added Sarri. “Kante has played a lot of games and in every season there is a moment when you have to give players a rest.”– ‘We were lucky’ –Azpilicueta’s goal drew anger from Cardiff manager Neil Warnock and Sarri admitted his team had been fortunate that the linesman did not spot that the Chelsea skipper was in an offside position when a corner was flicked on by Marcos Alonso.“We were lucky with the first goal. But I think we deserved to win,” Sarri said.“I haven’t see the replay, but Neil told me he was sure he was offside by two yards.“He told me about the referee’s decision, but I can understand the situation.”Chelsea looked jaded for the opening 45 minutes and although it was goalless at half-time, they fell behind less than a minute after the re-start.A half-cleared throw-in allowed Harry Arter to set up Camarasa for a sweetly-struck half volley.Chelsea’s efforts to find an equaliser were thwarted by a resolute Cardiff until the 84th minute when Azpilicueta struck.Cardiff’s anger had hardly cooled by the time Loftus-Cheek stooped to head in a cross from Willian.The result leaves Cardiff five points from safety, although they do have a game in hand on Burnley above them and the two clubs face each other in a crucial fixture in a fortnight.Cardiff manager Neil Warnock said Azpilicueta’s goal only reinforced the need for the introduction of VAR into the Premier League.“If anybody was in doubt before today, I think VAR has got to be the answer to help them out. VAR would have sorted the goal out within seconds,” Warnock said.“We’ve worked on things for the last three weeks and one of them is coming out at corner kicks and leaving a man i Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

New look for England boys’ squad

first_img24 Nov 2016 New look for England boys’ squad The England boys’ squad for 2016/17 has an almost completely new look, with eight of the nine players selected for the first time. Norfolk’s Toby Briggs (Image © Leaderboard Photography) is the only player who was a member of last year’s squad. He is joined by Yorkshire’s Barclay Brown, Gloucestershire’s Jack Cope, Hertfordshire’s Danny Daniels, Surrey’s Angus Flanagan, Michael Gilbert of Essex; Conor Gough and Kristian Tannum Donaldson of Berks, Bucks & Oxon; and Thomas Plumb of Dorset. Between them the players already have an impressive record. Apart from a host of individual success, Briggs, Flanagan and Gilbert were all in England’s winning team at the Boys’ Home Internationals; Cope, Daniels and Tannum Donaldson were in the team which won the Canadian International Junior Challenge; and Brown, Gough and Plumb have been successful U16 internationals. The players Toby Briggs, 17, (Dunston Hall) is an England boy international who also made his debut for GB&I in the boys’ team for the Jacques Leglise Trophy match against Continental Europe. He had high finishes in the Peter McEvoy Trophy, the Fairhaven Trophies and the German boys’ open and reached the match play stages of the British boys’ championship. Barclay Brown, 15, (Hallamshire) was the leading U18 player at the North of England Youths’ championship and reached the match play stages of the British boys’ championship. The U16 boy international was joint runner-up in the Scottish U16 championship and 15th in the Italian U16 open. He won all six of his matches when representing Yorkshire in the English boys’ county finals. Jack Cope, 17, (Minchinhampton) had top three finishes in the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters, the South of England boys’ open and the South West boys’ county qualifier. He reached the match play stages of the British boys’ championship. As well as helping England win the Canadian International Junior Challenge he was eighth individually and was sixth on the England Boys’ Order of Merit for 2016. Danny Daniels, 17, (Essendon) reached the quarter finals of the British boys’ championship, bowing out only on the 22nd hole. He won the East Berkshire Junior Stag tournament, was third in the South East boys’ county qualifier and fifth individually at the Canadian International Junior Challenge. He was fifth on the England Boys’ Order of Merit for 2016 Angus Flanagan, 17, (St George’s Hill) won the English U18 boys’ open stroke play for the Carris Trophy, represented England in the Boys’ Home Internationals and was runner-up on the England Boys’ Order of Merit for 2016. His other results included sixth place in the Duke of York Young Champions and fifth in the South East boys’ county qualifier. Michael Gilbert, 16, (Chelmsford) won the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters, was runner up in the U16 McGregor Trophy and won the U16 Hazards Salver at the Carris Trophy. He is an England boy international and also represented the country at U16 level. He was ninth on the England Boys’ Order of Merit for 2016. Conor Gough, 14, (Stoke Park) is the English U14 boys’ open champion, having won the Reid Trophy. He also won the U15 Douglas Johns Trophy and was runner up in the Italian U16 championship. He represented England in the autumn series of U16 matches against the other home countries. Thomas Plumb, 17, (Sherborne) won the South of England boys’ open, was runner-up in the Waterford Trophy and third in the South West boys’ county qualifier. He also had top 10s in the North of England open and the Lee Westwood Trophy. He reached the match play stages of the English amateur championship. Kristian Tannum Donaldson, 17, (Buckinghamshire) shared the halfway lead in the Carris Trophy and went on to finish 6th. This was one of a number of top tens during the season with other high finishes in the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters and the Canadian International Junior Challenge.last_img read more

Fit for purpose – Chris Wood offers S&C tips to squads

first_img Tags: Chris Wood, England teams 20 May 2020 Fit for purpose – Chris Wood offers S&C tips to squads Chris Wood has revealed the secrets of his strength and conditioning regime to up-and-coming England players as part of an ongoing series of tutorials with Tour stars.The former England Golf graduate and three-time winner on the European Tour provided a fascinating insight into his fitness work, management of injuries and importance of nutrition during the latest in a series of webinars.During lockdown, Wood didn’t let the closure of his local gym in Bristol interrupt his rhythm.Instead, the 32-year-old simply manufactured his own weights by using his brother-in-law’s drill to fix handles to 35 kilo logs!Wood’s Q&A session explored how he copes with the stresses of tour life and managing a back injury which has niggled him since his teenage amateur days.A bulging disc on his left side is, quite literally, a pain but with careful management is something Wood can work around.The Q&A session was led by England Golf’s Strength and Conditioning Coach Dan Coughlan and was something Wood was happy to sign up for because of the affection he still feels towards the England Golf set-up.“The over-riding memory I have from my England career was the experiences I enjoyed travelling the world playing golf  – and that’s why I’m happy to help out with sessions such as this one,” admitted the 2007 England Golf Order of Merit winner.“I remember going to Australia with four or five other lads. We played an Aussie team and played the Aussie Amateur and a couple of other top events.“I had three weeks in Australia playing competitive golf with good lads – just brilliant.“I remember we were jet-lagged on arrival at a hotel right on a golf course, but we were out in the dark having chipping competitions on the greens – just constant competition and so much fun.“I won the Russian Amateur after being sent away as part of an England squad and earned a slot in the Russian Open on the European Tour – an experience I wouldn’t have otherwise had without being part of an England set up.“Our team spirit back then was amazing.“We always played a game of ‘killer’ on the putting green.“You’re in your blazer ready for a presentation after a day’s play, but the coach, Dave Ridley, lined up 10 of us to hole four-foot putts.“It was a case of miss and you’re out. There was always an edge, but it was just so much fun and these England trips made you love the game even more.”Wood is eager to get back into competition once it is safe for the European Tour to resume, but has not wasted his time off.Ideas on practice, gym work, recovery and the importance of sleep were all topics covered as current squad players once again lapped up the information from a player who was England’s top amateur two years in a row from 2007 and worked his way up to becoming a winner on Tour and a Ryder Cup player.One of Wood’s highlights as an amateur was winning the silver medal at the 2008 Open at Royal Birkdale (pictured below) where he finished the week in a tie for fifth behind eventual winner Padraig Harrington.On that experience, Wood added: “I did a Q&A with my golf club last week and was asked to name my three most nervous moments on a course – that opening tee shot at Birkdale is one of them!“On Sunday I was off in a later group and I was playing with Ian Poulter who I’d never met.“It was an intimidating stage, yet I felt that it was what I wanted to do.“I hold that achievement of winning the silver medal for top amateur as high as anything I’ve done in the game.“The following day I had interviews at my local club and the pro came out to see the medal. He congratulated me, was shaking and dropped the medal. I only had it for less than a day and it was chipped!”Wood may be a regular on Tour, but he remains in touch with his local county scene and has an eye on youngsters coming through the ranks with Gloucestershire.He added: “I’m still close with Mark Powell – he’s been junior organiser for 20 years and he’s so passionate about junior golf in this region.“Whatever Mark asks he will always get a positive answer from me. I still play in their December junior get-together.“Gloucestershire was as big for me in my career as England and I will always support the county game.”Wood has followed Matt Wallace, Matt Fitzpatrick, Tommy Fleetwood, Bronte Law, Meg MacLaren and Danny Willett in hosting sessions for the England squad as they look to continue their golfing education.last_img read more