Limerick man accused in fatal burglary case could not be located…

first_imgEmail NewsLimerick man accused in fatal burglary case could not be located in prisonBy Staff Reporter – February 27, 2016 3017 Michael Casey Andrew [email protected] of the two men charged in connection with a Limerick burglary that resulted in the death of the homeowner near the village of Doon last August could not be located when court officials tried to determine what prison he was being held in.At Limerick District Court on Tuesday, Michael Casey (32) of Clonlong Halting Site, Southill was sent forward for trial at the Circuit Court on four charges in relation to thefts and criminal damage at homes in East Limerick last August.His cousin David Casey (21) of Caragh Park, Coolock, Dublin 17 is facing the same charges but Judge Marian O’Leary was told that he was not in attendance at the court because there was confusion in the prison service about where he was being held.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The court was later told that he was being held in Wheatfield prison and that he would be present in court next week to be served with the book of evidence.The cousins were arrested after 62-year-old John O’Donoghue collapsed and died of a heart attack after he interrupted two intruders at his home in Toomaline Upper, Doon on August 27 last.Mr O’Donoghue, a noted carpenter in the area, had arrived back home with his sister at the time of the incident to make the discovery that his home had been ransacked.The Casey cousins are charged with theft of a ladies watch and sum of sterling cash at Mr O’Donoghue’s home.They also face charges of stealing €1,000 worth of jewellery from a house at Kyle, Cappamore on the same date.It is also alleged that they caused €370 worth of criminal damage to houses in Dromsalagh and Portnard in Cappamore.After Michael Casey was returned for trial, Defence barrister Shauna Roe said David Casey was not in court as there was confusion over where he was being held and an adjournment was granted to next Tuesday.  Facebook Print Linkedincenter_img Advertisement Previous articleHSE used “unsafe system” to store oxygen tanks at Limerick hospitalNext articleThe brutal comedy of Whack!! Staff Reporter WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

Secret to locust swarms discovered

first_imgScientists have discovered the chemical signal that triggers the transformation of locusts from antisocial insects into monstrous swarms.Scientists from Oxford University, Cambridge University and Sydney University monitored the behaviour of locusts. They have discovered the trigger is serotonin, a chemical which anti-depressant drugs aim to keep at a high level in humans.“The question of how locusts transform their behaviour in this way has puzzled scientists for almost 90 years,” said co-author Dr Michael Anstey, from Oxford University, “Now we finally have the evidence to provide an answer.”last_img

Watch These Two Reporters Trade Low-Key Phish References On MSNBC

first_img[h/t – JamBase] When you’re a fan of Phish–or, really, any band–half the fun is nerd-ing out about your musical obsession with fellow enthusiasts. To show that “we are everywhere,” for example, fan art and lot t-shirts are omnipresent both at shows and in the real world, inscrutable to the uninitiated but amusing to those in the know. These references extend beyond beer cozies and into the mainstream with some regularity. Last week, the brand new episode of Criminal Minds featured a barrage of character names referenced Phish and the Grateful Dead thanks to episode writer/Phish fan Dania Bennett.Today, MSNBC anchor Katy Tur and Politico senior writer Jake Sherman, both of whom are self-proclaimed fans of the Phish from Vermont, slipped a couple seemingly ad-hoc references into a serious discussion on new Intelligence from the White House. When turning the conversation over to Sherman, Tur engaged him with a deadpanned “My friend, my friend” Sherman was visibly amused and taken aback by the reference, smiling as he talked about House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes. But he managed to collect himself and return Tur’s undercover homage before the end of his segment, saying that he was “‘bouncing around the room’ a little bit” in response to the maddening news at hand. You can watch the clip below via Tur’s Twitter page:last_img read more

Serge Gnabry admits Arsenal star Hector Bellerin is faster than him

first_imgAdvertisement Serge Gnabry admits Arsenal star Hector Bellerin is faster than him Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 11 Dec 2019 11:28 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link100Shares Bellerin and Gnabry are good friends (Picture: Getty)Asked who was quicker, Gnabry said: ‘Him. He’s skinny like that, he eats grass. He is so quick’AdvertisementAdvertisementBellerin would have been pleased to see Gnabry beat Tottenham in Bayern colours, although Arsenal fans continue to curse their luck when it comes to the 24-year-old.Gnabry left Arsenal to join Werder Bremen in search of first-team football and has blossomed into a real superstar since signing for Bayern in 2017.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityBayern are one of the favourites to win the Champions League and could draw Chelsea in the last 16 of the competition.Chelsea joined Premier League rivals Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham in the knockout stages by beating Lille on Tuesday night.Rio Ferdinand thinks defending champions Liverpool are the strongest side and has backed the Reds to win successive Champions League titles. Gnabry is a former Arsenal player (Picture: Rex Features)Serge Gnabry has admitted Hector Bellerin is faster than him after the Bayern Munich star showed off his pace against Tottenham.The Germany international is a former Arsenal player and helped Bayern beat Tottenham 3-1 in their final Champions League group game.Bayern had already qualified for the knockout stages, but turned on the style against Spurs at the Allianz Arena.Serge Gnabry did not get on the scoresheet, Kingsley Coman, Thomas Muller and Philippe Coutinho scored Bayern’s goals, but the forward was asked about Bellerin after the game.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Advertisement Comment Bayern brushed Tottenham aside in their final group game (Picture: Getty)‘It’s a clean sweep for Liverpool, they just look the more complete team,’ he said.‘They’ve just got a mentality, once you win, they’ve been on the cusp of winning for a couple of years but they got over that line, they won the big one, the Champions League.‘They look like they’re going to win the Premier League now, I think they’ve just got a mentality now that they’re not going to lose. ‘Before a ball’s even kicked: “We’re not going to lose this game, we’re going to win”.’MORE: Rio Ferdinand explains why he’s backing Liverpool to win the Champions League this seasonMORE: Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo furious with pitch invader who grabbed him by the necklast_img read more

People moves: LPFA hires to strengthen ESG capability

first_imgDNB – Pensions regulator De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) has named Albert van der Meer as supervisor of medium-sized pension funds as of 1 September. He joins from Strategeon Investment Consultancy, where he has worked since 2011. At Strategeon, Van der Meer advised pension funds on risk management, risk budget, the assessment of fiduciary asset managers, and operational processes at asset managers and pension funds.T Rowe Price – Peter Preisler, head of global investment services for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), is to leave the asset manager later this year. Preisler has worked at T Rowe Price for more than 14 years, having previously spent 15 years at Danske Bank in various senior roles. He is leaving “to pursue other opportunities in the industry outside of the group”, said Robert Higginbotham, head of global investment services.Higginbotham – who will take on Preisler’s responsibilities – added that he had played a “key role” in T Rowe Price’s development in Europe. “I would like to thank Peter for everything he has done for our clients, our associates, and our firm. He leaves with our very best wishes for the future,” Higginbotham said.Pensioenfonds Notariaat – Sjoerd Hoogterp is to leave as director of the new €2.7bn merged pension fund for notaries and their staff, as of 1 September. Initially director of the pension fund for notaries (SNPF), Hoogterp had been closely involved in the merger of SNPF and the scheme for notaries’ staff (SBMN) during the past two years. Previously, he was temporary director of the pension funds PWRI and Sabic as well as the schemes Mercurius (PMA) and Celtona that have liquidated. Currently, Hoogterp is a board member of the €8.9bn sector scheme for the hospitality industry (Horeca & Catering). He is also chief financial officer at publisher SDU.State Street Global Advisors – SSGA has appointed Jacqueline Lommen as senior defined contribution (DC) pensions strategist for Northern Europe. Based in Amsterdam, Lommen will become responsible for developing SSGA’s DC operations, focusing on the Netherlands as well as cross-border arrangements. Lommen joins from asset manager Robeco, where she was vice president for European pensions. Prior to this, she co-headed the pan-European pensions department of Aon Hewitt and was responsible for Aon’s first cross-border IORPs in Belgium. Lommen has also worked at DNB and Aegon.Separately, SSGA has also hired Rakhi Kumar as head of environmental, social and governance (ESG) and asset stewardship, while Matt DiGuiseppe and Robert Walker have been appointed to lead the asset stewardship team’s work in the Americas and EMEA, respectively. Lynn Blake, CIO for global equity beta strategies, said the expanded stewardship team would “enable us to capitalise on the success of our asset stewardship programme and position us for continued growth in ESG”.“ESG concerns continue to play a larger role in asset management, not only as an investment tool, but also as a way to assess and engage the companies our clients invest in through index strategies,” added Kumar.Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) – The UK’s trade body for pension schemes has named Chris Hogg, chief executive of Royal Mail Pension Trustees,as chair of its defined benefit council. In addition, Carol Young, head of pensions, policy and products at Royal Bank of Scotland, has been appointed chair of its defined contribution council. The two councils are responsible for developing policy positions and improving PLSA member representation. The pair will take up their new positions from 20 October 2017, coinciding with the trade body’s annual conference.Pensioenfonds IBM – Rijk Griffioen and Rob Houweling have joined the board of the €4.5bn pension fund of IBM in the Netherlands (SPIN), succeeding Paul Snoek and Joep Wijffels. Griffioen had been nominated by the employer. Previously, he was an investment manager at SPIN and a pensions manager at IBM Japan, and has also worked at IBM Retirement Funds EMEA. Houweling was nominated by the works council, and was previously chairman of SPIN’s former participants council.Algemeen Pensioenfonds KLM – The €8.3bn KLM pension fund for ground staff has named Marianne Meijer-Zaalberg as board member on behalf of the scheme’s pensioners. She succeeds Henny Essenberg, who has stepped down. Currenty, Meijer chairs the supervisory board of the sector pension fund for public libraries (Openbare Bibliotheken) and is also a member of the visitation committees of several schemes. Prior to this, she was a senior pensions lawyer at law firm Loyens & Loeff and director of the €347m pension fund Sagittarius, the company scheme of electronics wholesale firm Rexel.Kirstein – Mikkel Kirkegaard Hansen has been hired by Kirstein Intelligence as an investment consultant with effect from 1 August. He will manage customer relations with certain asset managers, advising clients using information collected by Kirstein from investors in Europe, the firm said. Kirkegaard Hansen previously worked at Danske Bank Wealth Management.Actuarial Society – The Dutch Actuarial Society and the Actuarial Institute have appointed Hans Duijn as their new chief executive officer as of 1 August. He succeeds Jeroen Breen, who headed both organisations since June 2011. Previously, Duijn was chairman of pensions insurance at Achmea and director of group life at insurer Fortis/ASR. He has also served on the boards of the Dutch Association of Insurers, employer organisation VNO-NCW and pensions think tank Netspar.KPMG – The accountancy and consulting giant has hired Neil Macdonald as a managing director in its asset management business. The newly created London-based role was designed to improve the company’s ability to help clients navigate major issues such as new technologies, new regulations and Brexit. KPMG said. Macdonald has held senior positions at asset managers JP Morgan, BlackRock and Barclays Global Investors. LPFA, DNB, T Rowe Price, Pensioenfonds Notariaat, SSGA, Robeco, PLSA, IBM, KLM, Kirstein, Dutch Actuarial Society, KPMGLondon Pensions Fund Authority (LPFA) – The £4.5bn local government pension scheme has appointed Nigel Topping and Barbara Weber to its trustee board. Weber is founding partner of B Capital Partners, a specialist adviser on infrastructure and clean energy investments. She worked in infrastructure, private equity and project finance roles at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson and PolyTechnos before setting up B Capital Partners in Switzerland in 2003.Topping is CEO of We Mean Business, a coalition of organisations focused on climate change. He was executive director of the Carbon Disclosure Project between 2013 and 2015.LPFA’s board recently adopted a new investment policy aligned with London mayor Sadiq Khan’s policy on divestment. Where the scheme’s fiduciary duty permits, LPFA “will not consider new active investments in fossil fuel companies directly engaged in the extraction of coal, oil and natural gas as sources of energy which are ignoring the risks of climate change”, the fund said. It has also stated its intention to divest from existing holdings in such companies, if engagement is not possible and there is no financial detriment to the fund.last_img read more

NL Wild Card Game: DraftKings Showdown picks, advice for Nationals vs. Brewers MLB DFS

first_imgGrisham is a lot like Robles in his potential to provide power and speed to the lineup. We had to pivot down from Keston Hiura once Dozier was scratched from the Nats’ lineup and forced us to pay up for our captain, and Grisham is now the best Brewers’ hitter we could fit. The lefty-hitting Grisham has never faced Scherzer.FLEX SS Orlando Arcia, Brewers ($4,200)Arcia has had a rough season and never quite developed into the player he was meant to be, but he’s remarkably cheap relative to every other starting option on this slate. And, with a small-sample size alert, Arcia is 2-for-3 in his career off Scherzer. That’s better than being 0-for-3 with three punchouts, at least. DraftKings Showdown Picks: Brewers vs. NationalsCAPTAIN (1.5x points, 1.5x price): OF Victor Robles, Nationals ($10,200)Brian Dozier’s absence from the Nats’ lineup forced some last-minute changes here. Robles is a threat to hit for extra bases, or to steal bags if he walks or singles. I like the potential for a variety of points he provides.FLEX SS Trea Turner, Nationals ($9,600)There are so many ways for Turner to put up fantasy points – extra-base hits, multi-hit games, stolen bases. There’s a reason he’s the highest-priced bat on the slate, and his leadoff spot only gives him more potential for points, so he’s as good an option as any for the Nationals in this one.FLEX 3B Anthony Rendon, Nationals ($9,400)Rendon won’t get the MVP consideration he deserves after a big season for Washington. He’ll at least get national exposure in this one, and the former Rice star is such a good natural hitter that it won’t matter who the Brewers bring out of the ‘pen. Rendon will have the advantage. FLEX OF Juan Soto, Nationals ($9,000)Soto provides a good floor because of his ability to get on base, as he uses his advanced vision and pitch selection to get on base. He’s always a candidate to swipe a bag, and he has a good chance to get brought around by the other Nationals hitters, too. And, of course, Soto can run into one and drive in Turner and Rendon hitting in front of him, too.FLEX OF Trent Grisham, Brewers ($7,400) The NL Wild Card game between the Nationals and Brewers provides a bizarre slate for those looking to extend the MLB DFS action into the postseason. On one side we have Max Scherzer, a stud starting pitcher who very likely will go seven innings and rack up strikeouts, making him by far the highest-upside player on the slate. On the other side is Brewers opener Brandon Woodruff, who won’t last more than a couple of innings. So, playing a Showdown lineup really hinges on whether you pick Scherzer.We’ve decided to fade the ace. You really can’t play a lineup with him without playing three or four of the cheaper Brewers’ hitters, which sort of defeats the point of playing Scherzer. There’s also no real point to playing Woodruff, so we’re going with majority Nationals hitters in a game that Washington should have more success hitting the ball. (Update: Brian Dozier, who was our captain, isn’t starting and has been removed from the lineup. Victor Robles has replaced him, and that also forced swapping out Keston Hiura for Trent Grisham.)last_img read more

Terence Parkin: Deaflympics giant

first_img23 October 2009A silver medalist at the 2000 Olympics, deaf swimmer and cyclist Terence Parkin has dominated the Deaflympics like no other athlete, accumulating 29 medals over more than a decade. At the recent Fina Swimming World Cup in Durban, he showed that he can still challenge the best in the world.Lost among the world and South Africans records set at in Durban last weekend was a strong performance by Parkin in the men’s 200 metres breaststroke.Back in 2000, Parkin announced himself to the swimming world by winning silver in the same event at the Sydney Olympic Games.Now 29, Parkin made his return to “mainstream” competitive swimming a good one, clocking two minutes, 8.64 seconds – which, as 2000 Olympic Games team coach Wayne Riddin pointed out, was comparable to the times Parkin was swimming back in 2000.World Championship medalsParkin has been an exceptional performer for many years now. Back in 2000, at the Short Course World Championships in Athens, he won silver in both the 200 metres breaststroke and the 400 metres individual medley.Much like Michael Phelps has become a giant of the Olympics Games, culminating in his record-setting eight gold medals at the Beijing Games in 2008, so Parkin has become a giant in the world of the deaf at the Deaflympics.In 2001, at the Rome Deaflympics, Parkin claimed five titles – the 100 and 200 metres freestyle, the 100 and 200 metres breaststroke, and the 400 metres individual medley. That, however was merely a precursor to his astounding collection of results the the 2005 Deaflympics in Melbourne.2005 DeaflympicsIn that year, Parkin became the most successful competitor in the history of the Games, winning an incredible 12 gold medals and one silver.In the freestyle, he won the 100 and 400 metres in Games record times and captured the 200 and 1 500 metres with world records.He won the 50 metres breaststroke in a world time, and also claimed the 100 and 200 metres titles.To this he added the 200 metres butterfly, with another world record, as well as the 200 and 400 metres individual medley. Parkin was also part of another two world records, in the 4×100 medley relay and the 2×200 freestyle relay. His silver came in the 4×100 relay.His success spoke volumes about his fitness, competitive drive, and sheer talent.Thanks mostly to Parkin, South Africa came in third place overall on the medals table with a haul of 19, including 13 gold, four silver and two bronze medals.2009 DeaflympicsIn recent times, Parkin’s focus has been on cycling, but he was back in the pool for the 2009 Dealympics in Taipei and, once again, was on the winning trail.He was unbeaten in the swimming in the seven events he entered, claiming gold in the 50, 100, and 200 metres breaststroke, the 200 and 400 metres individual medley, and the 200 and 1 500 metres freestyle.On top of this, he proved he was excellent at cycling too by finishing third in the 93-kilometre road race.Parkin’s cycling success shouldn’t have surprised anyone. In 2006, he won gold at the World Deaf Cycling Championships in the road race and picked up silver in the mountain bike event.With Parkin leading the way, South Africa finished eighth on the 2009 Deaflympics medals table with eight gold, two silver and two bronze medals.That he managed this success at the age of 29 confirms Parkin as an exceptional athlete, and the most successful athlete in the history of the Deaflympics, much like Phelps in the Olympics.Deaflympic medals haulParkin has now accumulated 29 medals in four visits to the Deaflympics. Prior to Melbourne 2005, he claimed seven medals in Copenhagen in 1997: gold in the 200 freestyle, silver in the 100 backstroke, bronze in the 200 backstroke, gold in the 100 and 200 breaststroke, and gold in the 200 and 400 individual medley.A loyal supporter of South Africa’s Midmar Mile, the world’s largest open water swimming event, which he won in 2000 and 2002, Parkin received a cheque for R20 000 from the organisers in 2009. The Deaf Association of SA was also presented with a cheque for R20 000.Through his interpreter, Parkin responded: “Thank you, thank you. Midmar Mile has been very much part of my life and will always be. I will be here next year, and who knows what I may be able to do then.”Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, March 21, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest It looks like we will be stuck with a mostly gray, damp kind of day today. Scattered showers remain over parts of the state this morning, and they do not dissipate very fast. WE likely see at least a few hundredth to .25″ of an inch of moisture over 70% of Ohio before the day is done. Tomorrow we see improvement in the western half of the state, but pesky moisture lingers over the eastern third of Ohio. That can trigger some spits and sprinkles at worst, and at least clouds through most of the day. Temps will start to try and warm, though.Saturday and Sunday do look pretty good over Ohio, with partly to mostly sunny skies in all areas. High pressure dominates for Saturday, and south winds up the backside will help to warm us. Clouds increase overnight Sunday night.Scattered showers arrive for Monday, but look to be significantly less of an issue than what we were seeing earlier. This is mostly due to the fact that the heaviest moisture is on a farther south track, and will stay mostly south of I-70, and potentially closer to the Ohio river. Scattered showers bring a .2″-.8″ to 75% of Ohio on Monday. The map at right shows 24 hour rain totals ending at midnight Monday – we think these still may be .1″-.2″ of an inch too high, but will leave it here for now.Tuesday turns out partly sunny as the heavy moisture stays south of the River. There may be some rains in far south central parts of Ohio through Tuesday morning, but even that goes away quickly. From there we see sunshine through Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Models diverge in their outlooks there, with the European looking drier, and the American models going wetter, WE think that the risk of extraordinarily high rain totals is lower this morning, but we still like a nice system coming through right there in the same window we have been talking about tot this point. WE look for scattered showers to develop Saturday and Sunday (the 30th and 31st). Rain totals are still being defined, but we think we can see .5”-1.5” over the 3-4 day period combined. Coverage will be nearly 100% of the state, although on any given day, the 24 hour coverage may be closer to 65-70%.The heart of the extended period is drier this morning, with sunshine dominating for April first through the 3rd. Clouds begin to build on the fourth, and then we have a chance of rain from overnight the 4th through the 5th of April. Rain totals up to at least half an inch are expected.So, our outlook may not be as extreme on the rains next week, but we still have plenty of moisture coming this week, starting early next week, and culminating next weekend.last_img read more

Our Champions Take On The World

first_imgFour Australian Touch Football representatives have been named in the Australian Women’s squad with just under a month to go before the start of the Women’s Rugby World Cup Sevens 2013 event in Moscow.Emilee Cherry, Charlotte Caslick, Nikki Etheridge and Rebecca Tavo were all selected for the tournament as Australia looks to defend its title as world champions of the newest Olympic sport.Rebecca Tavo has achieved World Cup success before, both in Rugby Sevens and Touch Football. While she was a part of the Sevens squad that won the last Rugby World Cup Sevens tournament in 2009, Tavo also contributed to the success of the Australian Touch Football Women’s Open team in the 2010 Trans Tasman Series and the 2011 World Cup, while she was also a member of the Mixed Open side at the 2007 World Cup. Emilee Cherry is another member of the squad that has achieved a World Cup victory in Touch Football, having also played in the Australian Women’s Open team at the 2011 World Cup in Scotland. To add to this international experience, Cherry has competed in four Trans Tasman clashes; two at an Open’s level and two Youth tours, including debuting for the Women’s Open team at just 17 years of age.Cherry has proven her skills on the Touch Football field are interchangeable across the two codes, being awarded the Australian Rugby Union Women’s Player of the Year in 2012.Charlotte Caslick is another proven international, having represented Australia in Touch Football in the 2012 and 2013 Trans Tasman Series events in the Women’s Open division after debuting as a 15-year-old in the Australian 18’s Girls team at the 2011 Youth Trans Tasman Series. Nikki Etheridge is another Touch Footballer who will draw on her international experience to help during the Women’s Sevens campaign. Etheridge made her Australian Touch Football debut in the 2009 Trans Tasman Series in the Mixed Open division, an achievement she repeated at the 2012 Trans Tasman Series.Touch Football Australia would like to congratulate Rebecca, Emilee, Charlotte and Nikki on their selection and we wish them the best of luck in Moscow.Related LinksFour In World Cup Squadlast_img read more