New Zealand launches plan to revitalise racing industry

first_img Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Horse racing Horse racing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter New Zealand launches plan to revitalise racing industry Email Address 17th April 2019 | By contenteditor Regions: Oceania New Zealand The New Zealand government has announced a series of measures to revitalise the country’s horse racing sector, with a point of consumption tax to be levied on offshore bookmakers for the first time.The country’s deputy Prime Minster Winston Peters, who also holds the Minister for Racing portfolio, is to introduce two pieces of legislation in response to a review of the New Zealand racing industry by Australian racing expert John Messara.“The New Zealand racing industry is in a state of serious decline,” Peters said. “The Coalition Government supports the overall intent of the Messara Report and is committed to reforms.“We know we have the grass, the race animals, and the people to help the industry achieve its potential.”The first bill will see the New Zealand Racing Board (NZRB) replaced by Racing Industry Transitional Authority (RITA), which will take responsibilty for developing a new governance structure for the sector.“It is essential to have this transitional governance in place,” Peters explained. “RITA will have a legislative mandate that encompasses change management as well as the current business-as-usual functions and powers of the NZRB.”To help improve the New Zealand racing industry’s finances in the short-term, the bill also sets out a range of new taxes, including the new point of consumption levy and race field fees.This bill, which Peters aims to implement by July 1, 2019, does not set out a point of consumption tax rate, though a policy document on the measure noted that a 2% turnover tax could raise up to NZ$24m for the country’s horse racing sector.However it does not go as far as to introduce a licensing system. The policy paper says that doing so would “effectively be a formal opening-up of the New Zealand online bookmaking market, which would threaten the NZRB’s statutory monopoly”.New Zealand’s 2003 Racing Act will be amended to make the point of consumption tax a legal requirement for all operators targeting players in the country. The Department of Internal Affairs, which oversees horse racing in the country, will work alongside the Finance Ministry to enforce and collect the tax.This may prompt push-back from the betting industry, with operator associations previously warning the New Zealand government against plans to enforce the tax without a licensing regime in place. ESSA has previously argued that opening up the market would be much more effective in channelling players to legal forms of gambling. The point of consumption tax will be accompanied by race field fees, which will see operators charged for using racing and sporting data from New Zealand, similar to copyright charges for use of intellectual property.“The Racing Board has always championed the need for race fields legislation in New Zealand, and so it is great to see a new bill being introduced through Parliament,” NZRB chair Glenda Hughes said. “Race field [fees are] more than just revenue for the racing industry, it goes to the heart of the structure of our gambling regulation.“Achieving race field [fees] and the estimated $1m a month it will deliver for racing has been a priority under the current board of directors over the past six years and it is positive news for the industry that an outcome is now within sight.”In addition, the New Zealand Racing Board (NZRB) will be permitted to offer betting on sports that are not represented by a qualifying national sporting organisation. This will significantly expand the range of sports on which NZRB entities can offer odds.The second piece of legislation is due to be published later this year, and will finalise a new governance structure for the market.This may see the NZRB replaced entirely, with Wagering New Zealand (WNZ), a new entity established to oversee betting. Racing New Zealand (RNZ), meanwhile, would handle all racing and integrity-related manners alongside the country’s racing codes. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Race Track and Racino The New Zealand government has announced a series of measures to revitalise the country’s horse racing sector, with a point of consumption tax to be levied on offshore bookmakers for the first time.last_img read more

Apopka ALDI to be part of nationwide remodel project

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply November 8, 2017 at 12:01 pm It seems to me that they would be better off just building more stores or taking over former grocery store locations. That is a bunch of stores to remodel and expand…..1300 stores. When Aldi opened on 436 in Apopka, I went there and they didn’t take personal checks, or my credit cards. All they took was cash or debit cards. I don’t do debit cards. As far as cash, I don’t know exactly how much I need to bring until I see what all they have that I want. You have to put a quarter in the buggy, pay for your bags, and the worst is, you can’t find anyone to assist you if it is something you are needing because they are too busy and will tell you so. The good part is they do have some quality items that are tasty and low priced. Around the holidays they get so many different products from all over the world, fixed up for the holidays. I go in there quite often, but just for a few items, not my regular weekly buggy full. I go to Winn-Dixie at Errol for that. I am not sure if they now take checks or regular credit cards. They do take credit cards and you can bring your own bags or theirs are not expensive. I always hunt down someone if I need something but the store is generally not big enough for me to not find what I am looking for. I love this Aldi which is much better than the one on 434 and 436. Reply They already own the land and buildings on most of their stores…They will spend more time and money relocating every single store… Please enter your name here July 27, 2017 at 3:55 pm Ana TAGSAldi Previous articleOrange County Mayor’s Neighborhood Challenge beginsNext articleThe race for Apopka Mayor begins Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Alvaro “We’ve also made a number ofimprovements to our products – such as removing added MSG, certified synthetic colors and partially hydrogenated oils from all of our ALDI exclusive brand foods.”Great! How-a-bout you get rid of the high fructose corn syrup in your ketchup. Oh wait you want me to buy your tiny organic one that doesnt have it in it BUT it is a rip off. DONT SELL OUT ALDI … PLEASE! Reply Oh I didn’t mean relocate the stores, no, I meant keep the current Aldi stores as is, and build some new ones in different locations where grocery stores are needed, and to fill some of these vacant grocery store locations that are sitting empty. It is their money and they can do what they want, however. Like this Aldi up here on 436 in Apopka, it is not old at all, and they are going to expand it, when they could keep that as is, and keep that customer base, and open others to build more customer bases is all I am saying. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here March 15, 2017 at 10:00 pm Mama Miacenter_img Mama Mia Mama Mia March 16, 2017 at 8:10 am Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 6 COMMENTS Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your comment! Reply joe latee Last month ALDI Unveiled  a $1.6 Billion Nationwide Store Remodel Plan.  Today the Apopka Development Review Committee got its first look at how the expansion of the Apopka ALDI store might look.According to the Concept Plan filed with the City, 1,190 additional square feet would be added on the north side on the existing store.  This is the side facing SR 436.On February 8, 2017, the company announced plans to remodel and expand more than 1,300 US stores by 2020.According to the announcement, the new ALDI store look delivers on its customers’ desire for a modern and convenient shopping experience with a focus on fresh items, including more robust produce, dairy and bakery sections. In the last few years, ALDI has added a number of new product lines that have quickly become customer favorites, including the liveGfree brand of gluten-free foods, SimplyNature products featuring many organic items and a full line of premium baby items under the Little Journey brand.Remodeled stores will also feature a modern design, open ceilings, natural lighting and environmentally friendly building materials – such as recycled materials, energy-saving refrigeration and LED lighting.“With this significant investment in our stores, what we’re really doing is continuing to invest in ALDI customers,” said Jason Hart, CEO, ALDI. “We’re continuing to expand our fresh offerings, which means we need to provide more space for produce, meat, and bakery items. We’ve also made a number ofimprovements to our products – such as removing added MSG, certified synthetic colors and partially hydrogenated oils from all of our ALDI exclusive brand foods. But one thing that hasn’t changed is that our customers still save money on the groceries they buy the most.” UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Reply Reply Reply March 16, 2017 at 4:51 pm March 16, 2017 at 4:43 pm Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

‘The game is bigger than any one individual’ – Rugby Australia CEO on resignation

first_imgThursday Apr 23, 2020 ‘The game is bigger than any one individual’ – Rugby Australia CEO on resignation Embattled Rugby Australia chief executive officer Raelene Castle has resigned after being told she had lost the support of the board. Castle brought to an end her tumultuous 2-1/2 year reign today, handing in her resignation to RA chairman Paul McLean.ADVERTISEMENTIn a statement provided to the ABC, Castle said she was told RA needed “clear air”.“I love rugby on every level and I will always love the code and the people I have had the honour of working with since I took this role.“I made it clear to the board that I would stand up and take the flak and do everything possible to serve everyone’s best interests,” Castle said.“In the last couple of hours, it has been made clear to me that the board believes my no longer being CEO would help give them the clear air they believe they need. The game is bigger than any one individual – so this evening I told the chair that I would resign from the role.“I will do whatever is needed to ensure an orderly handover. I wish the code and everyone who loves rugby nothing but the best and I would like to thank the people I work with and the broader rugby community for their enormous support.”Castle’s tenure came under growing pressure this week when a group of 10 former Wallabies led by World Cup-winning captain Nick Farr-Jones signed a letter calling for a change in RA’s administration.ADVERTISEMENTCastle met with Super Rugby chief executives on Thursday morning to plot their way through the coronavirus and gave no hint she believed her time in the role was up.She was however a late withdrawal from a meeting with the state chairmen to go over RA’s 2019 balance sheet and financial position.A tumultuous final year in charge included a costly legal battle following the sacking of superstar Israel Folau, a poor World Cup performance and failure to reach agreement for a broadcast deal.Castle completed an interview with ABC TV prior to her resignation and said then that she believed David Rennie would honour his contract to coach the Wallabies regardless of her situation.ADVERTISEMENT“Ultimately he knows that things can change and I know he has a desperate desire to coach the Wallabies. He’s done a lot of work and he’s excited about the young talent coming through,” she said.“He will come here regardless of where I sit.”Rugby Australia has yet to comment.RELATED VIDEO: Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

CS House / Pitagoras Group

first_img Houses “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CS House / Pitagoras Group Save this picture!+ 24 Share Projects CS House / Pitagoras GroupSave this projectSaveCS House / Pitagoras Group ArchDaily Copy• Architects: Pitagoras GroupText description provided by the architects. Portuguese practice Pitagoras Arquitectos sent us this great white concrete house, with some nice patios all over it.You can see some drawings, more photographs and the architect’s description after the break.Save this picture!The built body results from a manifested desired integration with the uneven topography that characterizes the land it occupies. Thus, the house is addorsed to the land, with the objective of defeating its accentuated slope.Save this picture!This three-storey building embodies distinct programmatic subject matter, which is organized vertically. On 2nd floor, situated at street level, we find the entrance and the garage. Descending, we pass 1st floor where the private spaces are located, reaching ground floor where we find the homes social spaces and its direct contact with the land.Save this picture!Although we are dealing with a building of 3 floors, one of the architectural projects objectives is to establish connections between the building and its surroundings, between its interior and exterior spaces. All floors are contemplated with covered or uncovered verandas and patios that are closed off or open to the landscape, creating variable possibilities of inhabiting spaces, taking advantage of the light and scenery that change with the different seasons.Save this picture!Thus, the dense white volume acquires, with its large openings and differentiating materials, contrasting hollows.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessFootwear by Zaha Hadid and LacosteArticlesGambia University / SnøhettaArticles Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officePitagoras GroupOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesPublished on May 17, 2009Cite: “CS House / Pitagoras Group” 17 May 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorDining tablesB&B ItaliaDining Table – BullSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Atrium Longlight / RidgelightLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteCompositesPure + FreeFormTechnical Guide – Creating a Seamless Interior and Exterior Material TransitionEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusDoorsGorter HatchesFloor Door – Fire RatedWire MeshCarl Stahl DecorCableGreen Wall System – FAÇADESCAPE™More products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?CS 住宅 / Pitagoras Group是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Boar Shoat House / Imbue Design

first_imgSave this picture!© Imbue Design+ 18Curated by Paula Pintos Share Design Team:Imbue DesignEngineering:CTS EngineeringCollaborators:yNot ConstructionCity:ParisCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Imbue DesignRecommended ProductsWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BuildWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesText description provided by the architects. Before social-distancing became in vogue, the owner of the Boar Shoat (a family term for youthful vivacity) was looking for some isolation. Not to get away from a pandemic, but to gain distance from the clamor of city living. He wanted a retreat – a place where he and his family could distance themselves from social stresses, withdraw digital connection, and commune with nature and each other. So he went back to the place of his carefree childhood summer vacations, and that’s where he found it – along a gentle natural berm, next to a quaking stand of aspen trees, nestled in a sixty acre parcel of rolling grassy hills, surrounded by the great Rocky Mountains of Southern Idaho – perfectly in the middle of nowhere.Save this picture!© Imbue DesignSave this picture!Floor planSave this picture!© Imbue DesignIntended as a crash pad and base camp, three small structures gather under an open air pavilion, encapsulating the client’s main concept for the project – a spartan shelter within the Bear River range. Central to the project is a large outdoor living space under an expansive canopy that protects it from the weather. The triad of small structures (consisting of residence, guest quarters and utilitarian storage) flank this outdoor living room on three sides acting as windbreaks and framing views of Paris Peak.Save this picture!© Imbue DesignWith no utility connections for miles, the self-sustaining retreat is designed with energy in mind. Using passive solar strategies, the windows are positioned to harness free energy from the sun during the winter, and roof overhangs have been calculated for cool summer shading. Superior insulation and sealing techniques achieve a tight building envelope, coupled with performance enhancing windows and doors to cross ventilate and manage interior comfort. Electricity and heat are provided by a photovoltaic array atop the canopy with supplemental battery storage and back-up generator.Save this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© Imbue DesignEmphasizing the owner’s desire for low to no maintenance materials, the entire exterior is clad in accordion metal panels, well suited for the harsh winters of the open range. The panel’s unique shape creates ever changing patterns of light and shadow which gracefully transitions throughout the day and the seasons. Likewise, an oculus in the canopy traces sun angles throughout the year, from space to space, marking every moment spent there.Save this picture!© Imbue DesignThe interior is simple, complimenting the exterior experience by visually bringing views and vegetation inside through expansive floor to ceiling windows. Clean white walls act as a gallery for an extensive art collection created by the owner’s daughters. Furnishings were selected by the client’s talented wife, making the place uniquely theirs. Natural wood ceilings warm and soften the space from above. Below, intentionally untreated concrete floors offer a durable, worry-free surface that embraces the patina of life and over time recounts a living record of time well spent. Logan and Steven Schenk of locally based yNot Construction sourced labor and construction materials from nearby outfits and suppliers – orchestrating the entire build from the first spade in the ground through the ceremonious ‘house warming’ get-together.Save this picture!© Imbue DesignNaturally, the landscape is left ruggedly wild to further induce awareness of being encompassed and abound by nature, yet away from everything.Save this picture!© Imbue DesignProject gallerySee allShow lessBee Duck Restaurant / Hao DesignSelected ProjectsGal·la House / CAVAA ArquitectesSelected Projects Share Boar Shoat House / Imbue Design “COPY” CopyHouses•Paris, United States Boar Shoat House / Imbue DesignSave this projectSaveBoar Shoat House / Imbue Design CopyAbout this officeImbue DesignOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookParisUnited StatesPublished on May 29, 2020Cite: “Boar Shoat House / Imbue Design” 29 May 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?回归自然,青年隐居之屋 / Imbue Design是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Imbue Design Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects Architects: Imbue Design Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily 2019center_img Mother Nature United States Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Benjamin Moore, Bosch, Fleetwood, Weather Shield, Morin | Kingspan, Nest, Trimble Navigation, reSAWN Timber Year:  Area:  197 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses Lead Architects: “COPY” Landscape: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

Open House Episode 8: Kendall McCarthy

first_imgLinkedin Open House: Finale ReddIt + posts Facebook Twitter Kai Grady Open House Episode 14: Delaina Bellows Open House Episode 13: Liliana Ogden Linkedin Kai Grady is an FTDM and Journalism double-major from Arlington, Texas. He currently works at KTCU as a Hip-Hop DJ. After graduating, he hopes to pursue a career in both sports and popular culture writing. TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Kai Grady ReddIt Kai Grady Open House Episode 15: Alexis Berry printWelcome back to Open House! This week is the first of a two-part introduction for our Class of 2024 Representatives. In this episode, I interview Kendall McCarthy. Hope you enjoy!Interview conducted by Kyle AtwoodProduced by Kai Grady Kai Grady Logo for SGA’s Open House podcast Facebook Previous articleEpisode 222 – CFB Week 8, NFL Week 7 RecapNext articleOpen House Episode 9: Brandon Fox Kai Grady RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kai Grady Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution last_img read more

African Court to consider case of two imprisoned journalists

first_img Organisation News French reporter says he has been kidnapped in northeastern Mali Help by sharing this information News Photo : Court of Ouagadougou (Damien Meyer / AFP) “The financial penalties threaten to put L’Ouragan out of business,” Deloire added. “We hope that the legal appeal will lead to a reasonable and appropriate sentence reduction.” Reporters Without Borders welcomes a decision by the African Court on Human Rights to examine the case of two Ouagadougou-based newspaper journalists who are serving jail sentences for libelling a prosecutor.Issa Lohé Konaté, the editor of the weekly L’Ouragan, and Roland Ouédraogo, one of his reporters, were sentenced on 29 October 2012 to 12 months in prison, a fine of 4 million CFA francs (6,000 euros) and damages of 500,0000 CFA francs (750 euros).Reporters Without Borders issued a press release at the time condemning the disproportionate nature of the sentence and stressing that imprisonment was never an appropriate punishment for media offences.“We hope that the African Court, a higher judicial entity than the Ouagadougou court that imposed the sentence, will order the overturning of this decision,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It is high time that the Burkina Faso authorities free these two journalists.”Konaté and Ouédraogo were convicted of contempt of court and defaming state prosecutor Placide Nikiéma in articles about him. Konaté admitted that the articles amounted to professional misconduct and apologized. For more information, visit Media Legal Defence Initiative’s website.——–31.10.2012 – Excessive prison terms and fines for two journalistsIssa Lohé Konaté, editor in chief of the weekly L’Ouragan, and Roland Ouédraogo, one of the magazine’s staff members, have been sentenced to 12 months in prison and a fine of four million CFA francs (6,000 euros), plus 500,0000 CFA francs (750 euros) in damages and interest.The High Court of Justice of the capital city of Ouagadougou, which handed down the sentence on 29 October, also suspended publication of the magazine for six months.Reporters Without Borders expressed deep concern over the harshness of these penalties. “Prison and heavy fines are never a fair response to errors made in the practice of journalism,” said Christophe Deloire, director general of the press freedom organization.In two articles published in its 1 August issue, L’Ouragan accused state prosecutor Placide Nikiéma of trafficking in counterfeit currency and of acting as enemy of justice. A second article in the following edition was headlined, “Justice denied, Faso prosecutor a hoodlum justice official?”Nikiéma then filed a legal complaint alleging defamation, abuse and contempt of court conducted through the press.Konaté has admitted that publication of the articles amounted to professional misconduct, for which he apologized. His attorney, describing the sentence as unjust, is planning to appeal.Deloire of the press freedom organization acknowledged that a legal response to the articles was understandable. But imposing prison sentences for a press law violation was “disproportionate and counter-productive,” he said. In addition, he said, the high court decision sets a dangerous precedent, especially in light of the expectation that Burkina Faso would decriminalize press law violations. News June 7, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Receive email alertscenter_img Burkina FasoAfrica Burkina FasoAfrica Time is pressing, 20 years after Burkinabe journalist’s murder Follow the news on Burkina Faso News Two Spanish journalists killed in eastern Burkina Faso May 5, 2021 Find out more to go further July 19, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 African Court to consider case of two imprisoned journalists April 27, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Solicitor avoids conviction with €1,000 charity payment

first_imgAdvertisement NewsLocal NewsSolicitor avoids conviction with €1,000 charity paymentBy admin – October 23, 2012 473 Linkedin Print Facebook A PROMINENT Limerick solicitor has avoided a criminal conviction for assault after he made a donation of €1,000 to the Society of St Vincent de Paul. The facts of the case against 50-year-old John Devane, with a practice on Quinlan Street, had been earlier proven before Judge Patrick Clyne at Limerick District Court on June 9, 2011. Evidence was heard of how he had “thrown a headbutt” and grabbed fellow solicitor John Herbert  by the throat during “an exchange of words” outside Limerick District Court last year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up John Herbert told the court of how he was assaulted by John Devane after he refused an offer to “forget about” an earlier incident between them two weeks earlier as he felt “it was not made in earnest”.  He said he had his hands in his pockets at all times and said it was “preposterous and a lie” that he pushed John Devane.The court heard that Mr Devane was irate and agitated and a witness, Paul O’Dwyer, saw the two standing in the foyer of the courthouse with Mr Devane saying “who do you think you are? You will not bully me like you did last week?”Mr Devane told the court that the relationship between the two was not “amicable” and there was a lot of tension between them.Judge Clyne said he was satisfied that something happened and that the assault occurred. He said he would dismiss the case if he made a €1,000 contribution to St Vincent de Paul before October 18 and last week, the court was notified that the payment had been made.After proceedings, State solicitor, Michael Murray said he had specific instructions from the DPP that the court should either convict Mr Devane and have the proceedings struck out or have the matter dismissed under the Probation Act.However, Judge Clyne said that the case was closed and he had made his decisioncenter_img Twitter WhatsApp Email Previous articleDrug driver banned for six yearsNext articleMan pleads guilty to dangerous driving resulting in death of 16-year-old adminlast_img read more

Lack of political action is adding to Limerick’s housing crisis

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Previous articleFree condoms campaign to encourage safe sexNext articleListen: The Last Post with Andrew Carey February 16, 2019 Alan Jacques Print NewsHousingPoliticsLack of political action is adding to Limerick’s housing crisisBy Alan Jacques – February 13, 2019 1363 Limerick on Covid watch list WhatsApp Limerick Sinn Fein TD Maurice QuinlivanWITH the latest figures from showing that rent prices in Limerick City are now 16.7 per cent higher than last year, Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan has called on Housing Minster Eoghan Murphy to introduce rent certainty in the local market.“Renters in Limerick are continuing to see their rents spiral out of control, as Fine Gael refuse to take radical action to address the problem. Limerick has been particularly hard hit with huge rent increases. The average rent in Limerick City is now € €1,171 per month, a 16.7 per cent increase on the same time last year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “This is not a sustainable. How on earth are working people looking to rent in Limerick City supposed to afford such an increase in rent in one year?” Deputy Quinlivan asked.“The Minister’s failure to get to grips with the crisis in the rental sector continues to heap pressure on struggling renters and effectively locks low-income earners out of the rental market. We know Rent Certainty alone will not resolve the issue of high rents. It will, however, put a break on the unaffordable rent increases that thousands of people are facing.“The huge increase in rents coupled with a severe shortage of homes to rent and buy is exacerbating the housing crisis,” he claimed.Meanwhile, Labour Party Housing spokesperson Jan O’Sullivan stated this week that she believes homelessness can be ended by legal and practical action.Labour Party Housing spokesperson Jan O’SullivanThe former Housing Minister insists that if the ideals of the Democratic Programme are to be fulfilled 100 years after its publication, then all barriers to housing must be removed.According to Deputy O’Sullivan, the ideals adopted by the first Dáil 100 years ago are a challenge that we are now in a position to rise to.“Ireland is now a developed nation; we have worked our way out of the worst economic disaster since the foundation of the State; there is wealth but this is not shared equally and many of the children in our State are living in poverty, some are homeless, some haven’t got the most basic right of knowing their own identity.“With political will, we can now chart a course to address the needs of all our children. Nearly 4,000 of them are without a secure roof over their heads.“Between November 2017 and November 2018, there has been a 14 per cent rise in child homelessness.“Last week at the Raise the Roof conference, architect Mel Reynolds pointed out that there is enough Local Authority owned land, zoned for housing, to build 50,000 units of accommodation nationally, 30,000 of those in the Dublin area.  What is missing is the will and drive from Government.“In the Labour Party, we have presented detailed costed proposals for 80,000 social and affordable homes to be built over five years. That is the scale of what is needed and delivery at present falls very far short of that.“Labour has also steered a Bill through the Dáil which is now stalled in committee that would oblige Housing Authorities and the state to prioritise the interests of the child and to assist families, including providing them with safe accommodation.“We can end child homelessness by legal and practical action. As long as the will is there,” she concluded. Linkedin Advertisementcenter_img Limerick county house prices to rise 5% in 2021 Limerick city house prices rise 4.9% as time to sell falls Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites TAGSHousingLimerick City and CountyNewspolitics Twitter Email Mortgage payment break for local authority home loan borrowers will be extended by a further three months TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type!last_img read more

St. Patrick’s Day in Lebanon

first_imgNewsHeritageLimerickSt. Patrick’s Day in LebanonBy Sarah Carr – March 22, 2021 173 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Facebook WhatsApp Linkedin Twitter MEMBERS of the Irish Army pictured outside the UNIFL Head Quarters in Lebanon on St. Patrick’s Day.The soldier in the middle of the front row is holding shamrock and the lights are green for the occasion.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up On the left in the front row is, Lieutenant Colonel Micheal Roche.Micheal is a native of Doon, Co. Limerick and is a former student of Doon C.B.S. Primary and secondary schools and Doon and Oola G.A.A. Clubs. He is due home in April after seven months serving with UNIFL in Lebanon. He will be in quarantine for two weeks before he meets his family.center_img WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostSt Patrick’s Day Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email Previous articleClaims Garda shredded murder case statement still under investigationNext articleSearch of Suspected Shebeen Co.Limerick Sarah Carr Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Printlast_img read more