Minister must hear of Westbury’s problems

first_imgTwitter WhatsApp Previous articleNa Piarsaigh all set for Club FinalNext articleFinancial boost for 125 talented students admin Advertisement Facebook NewsLocal NewsMinister must hear of Westbury’s problemsBy admin – November 25, 2011 624 center_img Linkedin Email A RESIDENT who is fearful for the safety of children and pedestrians because of the danger from “light fittings that are hanging off pubic lighting poles and blowing in the wind,” is eager to see an active residents association set up to tackle outstanding issues on the sprawling Westbury housing estate in Corbally. Claimed Paul Hennessy, Riverdale: “This is dangerous for children and pedestrians and Clare County Council or the developers don’t want to know about it”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It has been widely reported in this newspaper that parts of the Westbury Estate reman unfinished and there are problems with poor public lighting, potholed roads, no play areas for children, etc.Mr Hennessy, who has lived on the estate since 2004, also wants the council to commence remedial work.Cllr Pascal Fitzgerald (Lab), said the residents bought their homes and the least they can expect is a proper service and maintenance.“With winter now here, we are going to have a similar situation as last year, with burst pipes and the problem being ignored by the council.“There are issues such as lighting, roads, footpaths, trees and residue left by developers who have abandoned the estates and I’ve got unsatisfactory replies to my queries from the council, which is just kicking the can down the road and appears to be reluctant to take on the management of these estates”.Referring to an incident in which a resident fell on an uneven section of footpath, the councillor criticised the council’s reply that “two cones had been placed at the spot afterwards,” as hardly solving the problem.In a report into the issue some months ago the Limerick Post carried the council’s response to calls to take the estate in charge, which stated that they will only do so when the developers have completed infrastructural problems, and that until that happens they are not responsible.Added Cllr Fitzgerald: “The developer is in liquidation and I can’t see the liquidator tackling outstanding issues, but it is high time now for the council to take this part of the county seriously.“The council voted that south-east Clare would remain in Clare when the Limerick boundary extension issue was coming to a climax – I’m now arranging a meeting with the Minister for Housing through the council to discuss this outstanding issue”.In reply to a notice of motion submitted by Cllr Fitzgerald in March, the council confirmed that 78 claims were submitted in 2010, of which 46 related to potholes, and of which 24 had been dealt with.It also confirmed that payments totalling €4,392.37 had been made on foot of the claims. Printlast_img read more

“Our little superhero fought until his last breath”: Heartbroken father pays…

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Story David Raleigh. Four year old Mason T.J, O’Connell-Conway whose funeral took place in Castleconnell. Photo( . Mason T.J, died after sustaining a critical head injury in a fall at a house in Limerick.Sent by Press 22THE father of a four year old boy, who died last week after suffering critical injuries in an apparent fall at a house in Limerick, broke down today, thanking doctors who had desperately tried to save his son’s life.“Our little superhero fought until his last breath and gained his (angel) wings just before a quarter past four last Tuesday,” John Paul O’Connell told mourners at his son Mason O’Connell-Conway’s funeral mass, Sunday.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mr O’Connell thanked staff at University Hospital Limerick, Cork University Hospital, and Childrens Hospital Ireland, Temple Street, “who worked around the clock and who tried their hardest to save our little man”.21/3/2021 Story David Raleigh. The funeral mass for Mason T.J, O’Connell-Conway(4) took place St Joseph’s church, Castleconnell, Co. Limerick. Mason died after sustaining a critical head injury in a fall at a house in Limerick.Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22Mr O’Connell wept at St Joseph’s Church, Castleconnell, Co Limerick, as he also thanked neighbours and friends “for helping us through this nightmare”.“Our little man Mason had a family that extended for miles, on both my side and his mam’s side; you wouldn’t have to spend two minutes with Mason and he would leave a memory that would last a lifetime.”“He was a loving, caring, energetic little man, who loved everyone, and he will continue to love and look over us all through this hard time.”In a poignant tribute to his son, Mr O’Connell said: “Mason, my little right hand man, my boy, the moment I laid eyes on you, you stole my heart like you did with so many others. My life will never be the same again.”“From our from little walks down to the Borough soccer field, to walks in the park, well sorry – not walks, runs should I say, because you never walked. You would always say to me, ‘Look at me Dad, I am Sonic (the Hedgehog), look at me how fast I could run’, and you would just take off.”“You live on in all of us, buddy, and we will never forget you. We love you so much, until I see you again my boy, fly high buddy, I love you so much.”Mr O’Connell stood throughout the emotional mass with his hands resting on his son’s small white coffin. He tenderly kissed the coffin as his former partner and Mason’s mother, Elizabeth, sat on a chair with her head laid on her son’s coffin, while loved ones took turns trying to console her.Mason’s parents and extended family members wore white t-shirts emblazoned with their son’s photograph, which read “Mason Forever 4”.Mason’s favourite football and scarf along with a photograph of him, were placed on his coffin which was brought from his grandmother’s house in Castleconnell to the church, in a white carriage, drawn by two white horses.Fr Tom Whelan, assisted by Fr Willie Teehan, told Mason’s family their son had captured “all hearts” in the tight knit rural community.Fr Whelan said Mason would be remembered in the community for his love of “football, fishing and walks around the village”.The village stopped in silence as up to 100 people gathered wearing face masks and walking behind the cortège to the church and later on to the local cemetery.A limited number of Mason’s immediate family members gathered inside the church as others waited outside.Mason’s family, friends and neighbours “painted a beautiful picture of love and care and friendship” of their short few years with him,” Fr Whelan said.“He enriched all of your lives and with his passing there is a gaping hole in your life and in the life of the community in Castleconnell,” he said.“Your hearts are broken, and while we are with you, we feel so helpless in your presence, we all want to do something and we can’t.”A garda spokesman said that “all circumstances” surrounding Mason’s “fatal injuries at a house in Rathbane, Limerick, on Saturday, 13th March” were still being investigated.“A post mortem has taken place. Details of the post mortem results are not being released for operational reasons,” the spokesman said.“Investigating gardai maintain an open mind in this investigation and An Garda Siochana is not providing any further information at this time,” the spokesman concluded. WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WhatsApp LimerickNews“Our little superhero fought until his last breath”: Heartbroken father pays tribute to son (4) who suffered critical injuries at Limerick house By David Raleigh – March 21, 2021 2180 Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash center_img Previous articleTreaty Finish Pre-Season on a high ahead of Opening Day Clash with BrayNext articleClaims Garda shredded murder case statement still under investigation David Raleigh Email TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Facebook Twitter Linkedinlast_img read more

Keeping members virtually safe – should you issue consumer virtual cards?

first_imgIt’s well known that as chip cards and chip card readers are putting a big dent in fraud conducted at the point-of-sale (counterfeit fraud), the bad guys are shifting their efforts to committing fraud online. E-commerce fraud (52%) clearly outweighs swiped fraud (28%) on credit cards, with debit card fraud still experiencing swiped fraud, since not as many debit cards have been reissued with chips – that will change by the end of this year. Meanwhile, ecommerce breaches are popping up in the news with increasing frequency.What can a credit union do to help members stay safe when shopping online? One solution is to offer virtual cards. A virtual card is a separate temporary card number, associated with the member’s credit card account, randomly generated. The temporary card number has no real-life plastic version – it only exists as a number, an expiry and a CVV2.When a member wants to shop online at a site that is not known or trusted, or give a card number over the phone to a merchant that the member has reason to believe may not keep the card number secure, the member goes online, requests a virtual card, copies the card number onto the e-commerce site, or reads the card number over the phone. Think of the virtual card number as a token representation of the real card – a token that looks like and works like a credit card. continue reading » 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Association Glas Poduzetnika: Tripartite agreement between users, leasing companies and the Government is the only correct way to the solution

first_imgA meeting was held at the Ministry of Tourism on the topic of a 12-month moratorium on leasing without charging interest, with the participation of the Voice of Entrepreneurs Association (UGP), the Occasional Passenger Transport Initiative (PPP), the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure and representatives of seven leasing companies, I believe that a big step forward has been made with the positive responses of leasing companies, but the work is not even close, said Marko Slišković from the PPP Initiative and added: “Očekujem nakon dostave dokumenata koji su zatraženi od nas i leasing kuća da država promptno reagira na način kako je i obećano, kako bismo već sljedeći tjedan bili sigurni da je spašeno više od 2000 tvrtki s 20 000 zaposlenika. Također, potrebno i da druge leasing kuće prihvate dogovor, pogotovo Mercedes Benz leasing koji do sada nije pokazao nimalo razumijevanja za svoje klijente. ” said Slišković, adding that this problem can only be resolved in tripartite. UGP and IPPP prepared a joint document with which other employers’ associations agreed. It contains proposals to the Government on how to resolve this situation. Leasing a house will do the same. UGP and the Occasional Passenger Transport Initiative (PPP) have repeatedly warned that leasing companies in Croatia have not responded adequately to the new situation caused by the coronavirus pandemic, and their actions jeopardize the survival of the entire tourist branch of occasional passenger transport. Kako ističu iz UGP-a, prisutne leasing kuće složile su se s prijedlozima UGP-a i Inicijative povremenog prijevoza putnika.” The present leasing companies undertook to offer a deferral of principal and interest for 12 months as a matter of urgency, and the only open question was the method of calculating and writing off interest.” “I am extremely sorry that we did not agree on such a solution at the first meeting we had at HANFA almost a month ago, because this time it is the only way we can all overcome the crisis with minimal job losses. I expect a quick reaction from the Ministry of Finance and their concrete proposal based on our documents. A tripartite agreement between the users, leasing companies and the Government is the only correct way to the solution. ” He said Dražen Oreščanin, executive director of the association Glas Poduzetnika. The PPP and UGP initiative proposed the following: Calculation of interest in such a way that in the period of deferral, monthly interest is calculated on the deferred monthly principal in the amount agreed in the Leasing Agreement.  Through HBOR, the government should provide funds to leasing companies at more favorable interest rates than before. It is necessary to establish a guarantee fund whose source would be within the non-refundable 7,3 billion euros that will be available to Croatia from the European Union. In this case, after the moratorium expires in March or April next year, when these funds will be available, leasing companies would write off interest to their clients, while the state would pay leasing companies half of the accrued interest under the current model, and the other half would be leasing. houses was recognized as a tax deduction. Nakon mnogo akcija UGP-a i Inicijative PPP te niza prosvjeda, uključujući onaj prvi poduzetnika, ministarstva su napokon odlučila reagirati i uključiti se u rješavanje problema povremenog prijevoza, ističu iz UGP-a te dodaju: “Representatives of the Ministry of Finance did not attend the meeting, which we consider extremely bad because they are the key to solving the problem, as well as representatives of Mercedes Benz leasing, Agram and PBZ leasing, whose clients are many of our members. We consider this a marked disrespect for the Croatian state and their clients.”Point out from UGP.last_img read more

Gold Coast property most viewed online

first_img129 George St, Burleigh Heads. 129 George St, Burleigh Heads.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa17 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThe unusual build makes an impact from the front with a stone facade and features three separate living levels.Marketing Agent Sean Graves of NGU Real Estate Gold Coast said he was expecting a crowd at Sunday’s auction following a successful marketing campaign.“We’ve had lots of interest,” he said.“Over the past three weeks we’ve had 26 groups through.” 129 George St, Burleigh Heads.It was also the only Queensland property in the top 10.The vendor, Val Llewellyn, built two three-level duplexes on the hillside at 129 George St West, Burleigh Heads.“The design brief was to create a very luxurious living environment that maximises the views of both properties and from all living areas and bedrooms,” Mr Llewellyn said.“We definitely achieved that.” 129 George St, Burleigh Heads.A GOLD Coast property going to auction this weekend is attracting national interest as the most clicked on property across the country.The contemporary Burleigh Heads duplex, that featured on the cover of the Gold Coast Southern Sun real estate liftout this week, recorded the most clicks for a property going to auction on between May 10 and May 17.center_img 129 George St, Burleigh Heads.The upper level forms the social heart of the home with open plan living spaces and the kitchen. Stacking doors bring the indoors outside.The middle level is flexible with a media room and gym alongside the bedrooms while the lowest level is dedicated to a master retreat. 129 George St, Burleigh Heads.“The way the home was designed is very unique — you’re inside and would have no idea there is another duplex next door.”The property goes under the hammer on Sunday at 3pm.last_img read more

WBB : Tyson-Thomas serves as catalyst for Syracuse’s early-season success

first_img Published on November 28, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Ryne: [email protected] Kayla Alexander missed an easy layup on the right block early in the first half against Lafayette on Nov. 19. The ball fell back off the rim past Alexander, where Carmen Tyson-Thomas’s outstretched right hand got a piece of the ball to tip it in from right of the hoop.The follow by the SU guard demonstrated the athletic ability and instincts on the court that have made her one of the team’s top playmakers early this season.‘I have a nose for the ball. I like to locate the ball,’ Tyson-Thomas said. ‘So I mean whether I’m boxed out or whether I’m supposed to be boxing out, I’m going after the ball at all times. And I just happened to always know where the ball is, and I’m in the same area.’Tyson-Thomas has solidified her place in the starting lineup through five games this year after coming off the bench in all but one of Syracuse’s 35 games last season. The junior has gone from being the team’s spark plug to leading its new up-tempo style of play. In her increased role, Tyson-Thomas set a career high with 21 points against Lafayette and then topped that total three nights later with 23 against Buffalo.The Philadelphia native will look to continue her strong start to the season when Syracuse (5-0) plays Boise State (4-2) at 9 p.m. Tuesday in Boise, Idaho.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTyson-Thomas is currently second on the team in scoring with 13.8 points per game and tied for third in rebounding with 7.8 per game — increases from her scoring average of 8.6 and rebounding average of 6.7 as a sophomore.On the season, the guard has played with a fearless attitude, taking 65 shots — the most of any Syracuse player. She has connected on 40 percent of her shots overall, including 6-of-22 from 3-point range. That improved shooting ability coupled with her ability to make plays on the glass has made her a dynamic threat for the Orange.‘Me, Carmen and Iasia, we can all be forwards, we can also play wings,’ SU guard Elashier Hall said. ‘So I think that’s good, and it shows our versatility.’That knack for rebounding is something Tyson-Thomas has had since she was in high school. She grabbed 1,052 boards in her career at Conwell-Egan Catholic (Pa.) High School, averaging 11.2 rebounds in four years there.And she continued to excel on the glass when she arrived at Syracuse. Last season, she finished third on the team in rebounding despite playing just 23.9 minutes per game. SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said she has picked up right where she left off, causing problems for opponents on the offensive end.‘Last year, she was an awesome rebounder for us, and obviously she has continued on the same trend,’ Hillsman said. ‘She’s a tough box-out on the weakside of the floor, so when you can get her into space and where she can really crash the boards and a running start, you’re going to have a hard time keeping her off the glass.’Tyson-Thomas said she is a ‘leaper’ and considers her jumping ability to be her biggest asset as a rebounder. She has worked on her vertical leap by doing hurdles, lunges and squats during workouts.And she also does 100 calf raises every night before she goes to bed.‘I do calf raises and people think I’m a little neurotic when it comes to that,’ Tyson-Thomas said. ‘But I value my calves and I like to get up, I like to have some bounce.’It’s a ritual Tyson-Thomas said she first started when she was 12 years old. She first learned about the advantages of calf raises when she was 10, when a friend told her she should do the exercise every night.Tyson-Thomas said her friend was 12 at the time and was able to grab the rim, so she started doing them, too.‘He was grabbing the rim, so when I got to 12, I was grabbing the rim also,’ Tyson-Thomas said. ‘So ever since then, I never let it go. I do calf raises every night, and I keep my bounce, and I grab offensive rebounds, and I’m everywhere on the floor.’Those calf raises that turned her into a dominant rebounder in high school have remained a part of her routine at SU. And that rebounding ability has remained Tyson-Thomas’ calling card at Syracuse.‘It’s a knack. I have a real good knack for rebounding the ball,’ Tyson-Thomas said. ‘That’s something I like to do.’[email protected]  Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Buntzen to Exhibit Collages at the AH Arts Council

first_imgATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – Collage artist Richard Buntzen will present a solo exhibition Sept. 21 to Oct. 19 at the Arts Council Gallery in the second floor of the Finelines Building, 21 W. Lincoln Ave. An opening reception will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21.Buntzen’s use of fragments of black-and-white and color newsprint are outstanding examples of creative design. He completed his Master of Art and Master of Fine Arts degrees at New Jersey City University in Jersey City. He is a member of the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council.A talk and demonstration by the artist will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, and a panel discussion, “What a Good Idea: Innovative Art,” will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12. Exhibit hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Exhibit and programs are free and open to the public at the Arts Council Gallery.The AHAC,, is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. The mission of the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council is to strengthen community through the arts.For more information, visit read more