Child pornography charge adjourned

first_img Previous articleCollopy brothers sentenced to eight yearsNext articleGeorge Best to play in Limerick admin Twitter Email Print NewsLocal NewsChild pornography charge adjournedBy admin – May 11, 2011 558 LIMERICK Circuit Court agreed to the argument made by legal advisors to a 43-year-old man charged with the possession of child pornography to have the case adjourned to allow them get the assistance of a technical expert.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Simeon Betts, a UK national but with an address at Henry Street, is charged with the possession of pornographic material at an address in Raheen, on March 4 last year.Unemployed, he was originally questioned by gardai in July of last year and released on bail with strict conditions attached.Defence counsel sought the adjournment to get technical assistance relating to the storage of information on a computer.With no objection from the State, the matter was put back to July 27.center_img WhatsApp Facebook Linkedin Advertisementlast_img read more

MFD to host holiday parade

first_img MFD to host holiday parade Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Skip Latest Stories For first time in 12 years, the Pike County “community” Fourth of July Parade won’t be at China Grove.The parade this year will be in the Meeksville community on Wednesday.Alfred Alloway, chief of the Meeksville Volunteer Fire Department, said Meeksville is proud to be the heir apparent to the parade. “The Meeksville Fire Department has participated in the China Grove Parade for years,” he said. “We served barbecued chicken and ribs plates and the parade was our biggest fund-raiser.“The money we raised did a lot to keep our volunteer fire department up and running. So, when China Grove gave up the parade, we were proud to have the opportunity to host it.“We’re looking forward to Wednesday and excited to be the host community. And, we’ll still have the chicken and ribs plates and Chicken Harvest will be cooking.” Sponsored Content Published 11:00 pm Monday, July 2, 2012 Book Nook to reopen By The Penny Hoarder Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like Student housing: Builder aims to meet needs Jeff Hatcher strolled along the 500 block of Lee Avenue, clipboard in hand, Monday morning. “I’m just looking for an… read more Floats and fancy automobiles are welcome but not necessary when these rural communities roll out the red, white and blue carpet in celebration of the birth of the Nation.The parade will end at Harmony Community Park where there’s plenty of parking and plenty of shade.“We’ll have plenty of food – barbecue, ice cream, lemonade and cold drinks – or people can bring their own picnics,” Alloway said. “We have plenty of picnic tables and we’ll have entertainment by the Benton Brothers and Company. We’ll be at the park so there won’t be any reason for people to have to hurry and leave.“Just come and enjoy the Fourth of July at Meeksville.” Print Article The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… The Meeksville Fourth of July Parade will march off at 11 a.m. on its one-mile route from the Meeksville fire station to Harmony Community Park.“We’ll start lining up around 10 o’clock on that little dirt road on the other side of the fire station,” Alloway said. “The parade is still an ‘anything goes’ parade but, of course, we want the entries to be in good taste. You don’t have to reserve a place in the parade. Just come and get in line and parade.”The community Fourth of July parades have traditionally featured anything that rolled or walked.Everything from bicycles, lawn mowers, boats and go-carts to clowns, horses and puppy dogs has been paraded. By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe 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

Final Port Ambrose Hearings Held in Long Beach

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Lawmakers, environmentalists and citizens overwhelmingly opposed Port Ambrose, a proposed deepwater port to import liquid natural gas (LNG) off Long Island’s south shore, during two public hearings in Long Beach last week.The most common grievance was that if approved, Port Ambrose would take up valuable Atlantic Ocean real estate 20 miles offshore, where the proposed Long Island-New York City Offshore Wind Project’s turbines would be located. The main theme on Monday night was it’s either wind, or liquid natural gas, but it can’t be both—with opinions differing over exactly how much the proposed port would encroach on the proposed wind farm area.“There are clean, renewable ways of lowering our energy prices that Port Ambrose directly conflicts with,” New York State Assemblyman Todd Kaminsky (D-Long Beach) said. “We could have a wind farm in the very same area. Why we are moving backwards and not forwards befuddles me.”The hearings—held Monday, Nov. 2 and on Election Day in Long Beach with two more that followed in New Jersey—were the last chance for the public to speak out in person, although written comments are being accepted through Nov. 30.Proponents, such as former Democratic state Assemblyman-turned lobbyist Arthur Jerry Kremer, who leads the New York Affordable Reliable Electricity Alliance (NYAREA), said that “Port Ambrose would take up only 4 percent of the proposed wind farm, so that’s not an issue.”Patrick Robbins, co-director of Sane Energy Project, a pro-renewable energy group based in Manhattan, countered that Port Ambrose would actually infringe on up to 20 percent of the proposed wind farm location.“The discrepancy is a matter of which distance is ultimately chosen for the exclusion zone for ships as part of the Port Ambrose project,” Robbins told the Press.READ MORE: Long Island’s Offshore LNG Port Proposal’s Critics Fear Fracking Exports on HorizonAccording to a March, 2015 letter by the New York Power Authority (NYPA), Liberty’s 4 percent estimate is based on a 500 meter buffer zone surrounding the port, but the U.S. Coast Guard recommended a zone of one nautical mile—or 1,852 meters. The NYPA letter noted that when adjusted for the one nautical mile recommendation, the total wind farm area lost to Port Ambrose would be “a minimum of 13 percent and could be as much 20 percent.”Environmentalists of all stripes were also on hand to oppose Port Ambrose, including the Sierra Club, New York Public Interest Research Group, South Shore Audubon Society, Clean Ocean Action, Catskill, Mountainkeeper, Surfrider Foundation and others. Aside from the possibility of a spill, concern included the port attracting terrorists and the danger posed by hurricanes.Those in favor of Port Ambrose were largely outnumbered but included the Recreational Fishing Alliance, NYAREA and a private citizen. Supporters say that the project is environmentally safe, will boost the economy, create jobs and lower energy prices.On hand to listen to the were representatives of the U.S. Coast Guard Vessel and Facility Operating Standards Division, the Maritime Administration Office of Deepwater Ports, the state Department of State office of Planning and Development and Tetratech, Inc., environmental consultant to the Coast Guard.The final decision to approve or deny Liberty’s application rests with the Maritime Administrator, T. Mitchell Hudson, Jr. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have until the end of the year to decide if they will veto the proposal.A spokeswoman for Governor Cuomo said the Port Ambrose Project is “under review.” Cuomo sided with the environmentalists last year when he banned fracking in the state.When Liberty proposed a very similar project off the Jersey Shore in 2010, Christie vetoed it. When asked if he will do the same this time around, a spokesman declined to comment but provided text from a speech that Christie gave to the Environmental Federation in 2011.“I just don’t believe that there is a need, economically, that can even come close to balancing off against the environmental risk that we run by having these types of projects,” Christie said at the time. “So, my opposition to this will continue for as long as I’m governor because I just don’t believe it’s necessary and the threat to our environment is too significant to take that risk.”last_img read more

Solutions for ineffective supervisory committees

first_imgSomeone once said “the first step is always admitting you have a problem.” When it comes to ineffective supervisory committees, the credit union space definitely has a problem.Heather Anderson, co-founder, OmniChannel Communications, Inc., aptly pointed it out in her July 21, 2016 blog post, Fraud Killed Almost All Failed CUs in Q2. Heather also correctly points out that for the most part, it’s a smaller credit union problem.We see the headlines, and while I’m not keeping track of the year-over-year change of reported credit union fraud, the number seems to be a lot higher these days. It’s mind-boggling to consider how long some of these internal fraud schemes have gone on. In these cases, especially, I have to ask where the heck the supervisory committee was at these credit unions.Five common problems we seeAs part of the compliance work we do at Your Credit Union Partner, we see many supervisory committee issues. Most fall into the following five areas:Lack of commitment and high turnover. These credit unions never really get a good audit program off the ground, or create any consistency. The people they do train leave not long after the training, and they always seem to be starting over.Ineffective audit scope of work. Their primary audit focus is very limited to cash counts and checking for new member qualifications. It’s what they’ve always looked at, and it has always worked. But they are only scratching the surface.Lack of confidence in what they’re doing. These committees lack experience, training, and probably have committee members who don’t have the right aptitudes for an audit role. They’re afraid to ask questions, and they lack the confidence to articulately defend their work. Because they lack confidence, they get walked over by examiners and they’re also more likely to spend more time with auditors and examiners who are not convinced they know what they’re doing.Lack clarity on what to look for, and why what they’re looking for is important. These are the committees who look at what they were told to, and then check off boxes. I’ve witnessed examples where folks were checking off boxes, and when asked couldn’t tell me why they were checking them off! Scary!Little or no training. These struggling committees receive sporadic training whenever there is a free league or NCUA webinar. It’s usually good training, but it happens so infrequently that much of what was learned is lost and never really influences behavior. Credit unions and supervisory committee members need to take training and their roles seriously. Members who are not willing to invest time in training should probably step down.It’s in situations like these that fraud occurs. These visible weaknesses become easy pickings for someone (or a group of someone’s) who want to take advantage of the credit union.A simple but effective solution for smaller credit unionsUnfortunately, this article has a word limit, so I’m not able to include a long list of solutions. But I will offer one best practice that I believe could help scores of smaller credit unions build out stronger supervisory committee teams.Three years ago, $27.6-million IBEW 76 Federal Credit Union (Tacoma, Wash.) found itself with a completely new supervisory committee – a group of individuals who were committed to doing a good job for the credit union, but didn’t know where to begin. In their search of the most effective and affordable training solution, CEO Sheila Augustine selected a retired credit union veteran to work with the committee. The consultant began with a review of the previous supervisory committee’s scope of work and past issues, and recommended improvements, making sure the review included everything necessary for a robust internal audit. Next, the consultant taught the committee at each of the following internal audits what to review and, most importantly, why they needed to review it. During the course of a year, the consultant worked with the committee, teaching and mentoring through each of the audit functions. The results are fantastic! There has been no turnover on the supervisory committee, the team knows what it’s doing and members are more confident when speaking with examiners. The results are apparent in the squeaky-clean regulatory exams and CPA audits received since the training began. For this credit union, this form of supervisory committee training was the most effective and most affordable.Why we need to solve the problemBesides the cost of the fraud itself, these problems cost us in other ways, too. Ineffective supervisory committees have a higher maintenance cost. Consider the time expended to recruit due to high turnover. You’ll also spend more time with auditors and examiners – the good ones can smell weakness a mile away. Don’t throw stones at me, but maybe this is why some examinations last three weeks and require six examiners. I know firsthand the correlation between effective and well-functioning supervisory committees, and cleaner examinations and audits. This effectiveness breeds confidence, and eliminates and reduces fraud.I believe credit union charters matter. I fight to protect them and the legacy each has created by helping members over a long period of time. I can’t imagine the shame of being a CEO or Board Member responsible for losing a decades-old credit union charter, all because I couldn’t detect and protect against large-scale internal fraud that sunk the ship.Smaller credit unions have enough challenges facing them; we need to do a better job developing and leveraging our supervisory committees. I realize it isn’t easy, but we really don’t have a choice – our charters depend upon it! 45SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Scott Butterfield Scott is the Principal of Your Credit Union Partner, PLLC.Your Credit Union Partner (YCUP) is a trusted advisor to the leaders of more than 100 credit unions located throughout … Web: Detailslast_img read more

24 injured after Delta plane skids off runway in NY

first_img Share 162 Views   no discussions InternationalLifestylePrintTravel 24 injured after Delta plane skids off runway in NY by: Associated Free Press – March 5, 2015 Share Sharing is caring!center_img Heavy snow was falling as Delta flight 1086 from Atlanta slid off the runway, up an embankment and into a fenceNEW YORK, United States(AFP) —An airliner skidded off a runway at New York’s La Guardia airport Thursday as a major winter storm battered the United States from Texas to the US east coast.Heavy snow was falling as Delta flight 1086 from Atlanta slid off the runway, up an embankment and into a fence after landing at around 11:00 am.A spokesman for New York Fire Department reported some minor injuries. Video of the scene showed passengers climbing out of the plane through an exit over a wing and trudging through thick snow.It was the most dramatic incident on a day in which a huge winter storm forced thousands of flight cancellations, and disrupted life across a broad swath of the United States.In Washington DC, government workers were ordered to stay home, schools were closed, and museums shuttered for the day as icy rain turned to heavy snow.Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York were expected to get as much as eight inches of snow, with wind chill temperatures dipping well below average in much of the region.Forecasters had warned of low visibility in New York, and some 40 percent of flights had been canceled at La Guardia before the accident there, according to“We just crash landed at LGA. I’m terrified. Please,” passenger Jaime Primak tweeted from @jaimeprimak.“We have all been evacuated. Everyone is safe. Thank you for your prayers. God is good.”Delta said the 125 passengers and six crew members aboard the plane had disembarked via aircraft slides and were moved to the terminal on buses. Share Tweetlast_img read more

Arsenal will complete deals for Willian, Aubameyang this week

first_img Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksTop 10 Most Iconic Characters On TVBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?What Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouIncredible Underwater Objects Surrounded By Mystery Arsenal are set to complete two key deals this week as they prepare for the coming season. The Gunners are set to secure Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on a long term contract. They are also set to sign Willian on a free transfer after he left Chelsea. The two deals will be done in the coming week, per The source claims Aubameyang will sign a £250,000-a-week, three-year contract.Advertisement read also: Eberechi Eze ignores Crystal Palace, West Ham, dreams  Arsenal  move Willian will also get three years and will earn roughly £150,000-a-week. Arsenal still want to extend the loan of Dani Ceballos from Real Madrid and sign central defenders. They are also chasing Thomas Partey for defensive midfield, but the asking price from Atletico Madrid may prove too high. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… last_img read more

Port Of Olympia Announces Surplus Property Sale: View Items Online…

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0OLYMPIA – The Port of Olympia will hold a surplus property sale from Feb. 16 to Feb. 29, 2012.  Photos of most items are online at, along with the bid form, terms and conditions, and a list of the items. View and inspect items on weekdays Feb. 23-24, 2012 and Feb. 27-28, 2012, 9:00 AM to noon and 1:00 to 3:00 PM, at the Port, 915 Washington St. NE, Olympia WA 98501.Bids will be accepted by mail or on weekdays at the Port Offices (same address listed) until 3:00 PM, Feb. 29, 2012, when the bids will be opened. Bid forms are available online and at the Port.Items for sale include heavy equipment, vehicles, computer equipment, and office furnishings and office equipment.NOTE:  To enter the Port of Olympia, visitors must show valid identification (such as a driver’s license) at the Security Gate, according to U.S. Homeland Security requirements.For further information: or 360-528-8000.About the Port of OlympiaThe southernmost deepwater port on Puget Sound, the Port of Olympia owns and operates an international shipping terminal that handles a range of breakbulk and project cargoes. The Port also owns and operates Swantown Marina & Boatworks, a 733-slip recreational marina and boat haulout/repair facility, a regional airport and a real estate division.  A community port, it generates an estimated7,249 total direct, induced and indirect jobs as documented by Martin Associates in the 2009 data study, The Economic Impact of the Port of Olympia, January 2011, available at read more

Indian bowlers to consider breaking this age old practice due to coronavirus scare!

first_imgImage Courtesy: AFP/PTIAdvertisement 0Powered by Firework0 The outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus has hampered several sports events across the globe. Recently, Serie A was suspended for a month in Italy, and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is on the verge of getting postponed. Although, there hasn’t been any disruptions in the schedule of the Indian cricket team, who are welcoming South Africa tomorrow for a 3-match One Day International series. However, the players themselves have come up with a precautionary measure. The age old use of saliva to shine the ball can be a method of virus contamination, as superstar bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar considers halting the practice.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AFP/PTIThe COVID-19 virus can be transmitted through saliva, and if the team doctors suggest, the Indian bowlers may restrict the renowned method to polish the ball for reverse swing in the coming matches.Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who recently recovered from a hernia injury that he sustained back in December 2019, spoke about the virus outbreak during his practice session prior to tomorrow’s match. Although stating that the players have thought of limiting the use of saliva during the game, the pacer worries it may hamper their performance on pitch.Advertisement “We have thought about this thing but I can’t say right now we will not use saliva because if we don’t use saliva then how will we shine the ball? We will get hit and you people will say you are not bowling well” Bhuvi told reporters.However, the 30 year old didn’t neglect the ever present threat of a contamination, and suggested that the squad will follow the instructions from the team doctors.Advertisement He continued: “But it’s a valid point and let’s see we will have a team meeting today and whatever instruction we get or whatever is the best option, we will do that.”“It all depends on the team doctor and what advice he gives us,” Bhuvi added.However, there has already been 52 confirmed cases of coronavirus in India, and regarding the gigantic crowd gatherings during cricket matches in the country, there’s always a risk. Adding on it, Bhuvi stated that the team has taken every possible precaution to inhibit any chances of contamination.“You cannot say anything right now because it’s taking a dangerous situation in India. But we are taking every precaution we can take. We have a team doctor with us and he is giving us instructions about dos and don’ts. So we hope it won’t go (spread) much further,” the bowler concluded.Also read-Photo: Hardik Pandya just put on 7kgs of muscle ahead of India comeback! Advertisementlast_img read more

Donegal’s issues brought to the fore as Cabinet meets in county

first_imgThe social and economic issues faced by people in Donegal have been highlighted today while Taoiseach Leo Varadkar hosts his rural Cabinet meeting in the county. Government ministers have gathered in Oideas Gael Glencolmcille this Thursday afternoon for their final meeting before the summer recess.With Ministers travelling far from Leinster House, the event has led Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty to put the experiences of people living and working in Donegal under the spotlight. The Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson says the rural Cabinet meetings should be “something of substance rather than for optics”.Deputy Doherty said: “Here in Donegal we know all too well of the many social and economic issues which exist here and which, for as long as any of us can remember, have plighted this region and have earned us the moniker of  ‘the forgotten county’.“When we look at almost every possible metric which measures economic and social performance we here in Donegal remain an outlier.“Poverty continues to afflict the lives of ordinary people with census data having consistently identified communities across Donegal as having some of the highest levels of deprivation to found anywhere in the state.” Deputy Doherty has also raised the issue of Donegal’s lack of high-quality infrastructure, which he says is impacting prosperity in the region:“In terms of infrastructure, the county has no rail link, no motorways and survey after survey has found that homes and businesses here have access to some of the slowest download speeds in the state both in terms of mobile and fixed-line data. “Essentially, if you’re from Donegal you are much more likely to be affected by poverty, to have a lower level of educational attainment, to be unemployed or out of work, while you also have the added burden of having poorer access to basic services and supports.”The Donegal Deputy has said that “progressive policies” are needed to tackle the county’s issues.Mr Doherty said: “The people of Donegal are well known for their ‘can-do’ attitude and there is a genuine entrepreneurial spirit in the county, something which is readily seen in the many small and medium sized businesses which – in spite of a challenging business environment – continue to be successful. “It is just a pity that more isn’t being done at government level to bolster these businesses and support the badly needed employment they provide in our communities.“So while today’s meeting of the Cabinet in Donegal is to be welcomed, I remain sceptical of this government’s willingness and ability to seriously address and remedy the many economic and social issues people living here experience in their daily lives.”Donegal’s issues brought to the fore as Cabinet meets in county was last modified: July 25th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Why C.J. Anderson feels right at home with 2-10 Raiders

first_imgALAMEDA — C.J. Anderson’s mom finally doesn’t have to root against her son. A diehard Raider fan, Neva Craig found herself cheering for the Raiders at times even when Anderson played for the Broncos against her hometown team.Now Anderson, a product of Bethel High School in nearby Vallejo, wears silver and black after signing with the Raiders on Tuesday. Craig doesn’t have to wear her son’s orange jersey under a Raiders jacket to games anymore.“She’s happy,” Anderson said after a hearty laugh …last_img read more