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DPP directions sought for murder accused

first_imgLinkedin NewsLocal NewsDPP directions sought for murder accusedBy admin – December 18, 2009 547 Advertisement APPEARING in Limerick District Court via video link from Limerick Prison, dressed in a Lions Rugby jacket, waving and making gestures to the camera, 19-year-old Kenneth Collopy of Kilonan Ballysimon was notified by the DPP and the State, that a Book of Evidence was being prepared in relation to the murder of Daniel Fitzgerald at Cloughdromin, Ballysimon on December 8 last. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Collopy, the accused, was formally charged, last Monday at 9.15pm at Roxboro Road Garda Station by Detective Garda Dave Nolan, with the alleged murder of the 24-year-old carpenter at dead man’s residence in Ballysimon.John Herbert was appointed as legal aid for the accused. Inspector Seamus Gallagher sought an adjournment until December 30 next to await the directions of the DPP.Judge Aeneas McCarthy remanded Kenneth Collopy in continuing custody to the governor of Limerick Prison to reappear in court on that date via video link. Print WhatsAppcenter_img Email Facebook Twitter Previous articleNo joy for Market tradersNext articleBank appoints a receiver to property firm adminlast_img read more

More flights from Shannon

first_imgNewsMore flights from ShannonBy Bernie English – September 6, 2016 1071 BUDGET airline, Ryanair will have more flights from Shannon next year but fewer passengers.The airline is adding two weekly flights to Lanzarote from Shannon next summer.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Having announced additional services from Shannon and Cork for summer 2017, airline bosses said they are taking 3 per cent of their seats from Dublin after the DAA withdrew growth incentives.The number of passengers Ryanair plans to carry from Shannon next year is 700,000 passengers on 14 routes. This is a decrease from the 2016 target of 800,[email protected] Statement in response to Ryanair’s decision to close Cork and Shannon bases for winter season Print Facebook TAGSfeaturedflightsRyanairShannon Oireachtas Committee to hold series of meetings in response to aviation crisis RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Shannon Chamber Expresses Disappointment at Ryanair’s Decision to Close Shannon Base for Winter center_img Linkedin WhatsApp Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Twitter “Shannon Airport is a vital component of our tourism infrastructure” Advertisement No vaccines in Limerick yet Previous articleGAA – Mayoral reception for Limerick Minor HurlersNext articleCould Limerick have the best take-away? Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. last_img read more

How Financially Literate Are Today’s Consumers?

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago How Financially Literate Are Today’s Consumers? Related Articles What did American consumers learn about credit and finances following the housing-market collapse and ensuing economic crisis, and have lessons from the late aughts carried over to today’s pandemic and post-pandemic environment?Researchers at WalletHub wondered, “How much have we learned from past mistakes, and what are we doing to help future generations avoid repeating them?”Then they analyzed financial-education programs and consumer habits—combined with the results of their proprietary WalletLiteracy Survey—in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia in an effort to find the answer.The unsettling conclusion: “Not enough.””We ended 2020 with close to $1 trillion in total credit-card debt, even after record-breaking paydowns due to the COVID-19 stimulus,” WalletHub Managing Editor John S Kiernan said. “Our mountain of debt is unsurprising, considering that less than half of adults actually have a budget. It’s clear that better financial education is necessary to try to turn this trend around. The problems aren’t as pronounced in every state, though; some are more responsible than others.”Here’s how each state fared (hover over the state to see its rank):Source: WalletHubVirginia, Utah, Colorado, New Hampshire, and New Jersey topped the list of most financially literate states in the country.The researchers went on to break down the rankings while taking into consideration factors including gender, race, income, marital status, education level, and age. All of those scores are viewable at WalletHub.com/edu.The study also showed how financial literacy correlates with credit scores, also by state. Share Save Subscribe Home / Daily Dose / How Financially Literate Are Today’s Consumers? The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Previous: Optimism Fuels Housing Market Sentiment Next: Some Things Are Better in Bulk Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babb  Print This Post Source: WalletHubThe National Association of Realtors (NAR) last year published a report on financial literacy and homeownership, which showed that financial literacy is an important determinant of homeownership because it affects savings behavior.”If parents do not teach the right values and skills, we can see some of the reasons why it is difficult for adult children to make strides in making sound financial decisions, including purchasing a home,” noted Research Data Specialist Michael Hyman.That research, available at NAR.realtor/blogs, examines financial literacy indicators and how a low level of financial literacy could contribute to the wealth gap, the variation in homeownership among ethnic groups, and the importance of financial literacy in addressing these issues.Experts weighing in on WalletHub’s study discussed, among other things, the correct balance between expecting consumers to educate themselves versus regulating financial service providers.Business professor John Colletti said that while “self-empowerment gained from one’s financial understandings is invaluable,” regulation is necessary “due to unscrupulous business practices” and to assist those “lacking solid financial knowledge.”Jennifer Bethel and Robin Kahn, faculty members and facilitators of a financial literacy project at Babson College, point out that the consumer finance landscape is far more complicated today than it was even 30 years ago.”Regulating financial service providers to fully and fairly disclose information about financial products is an essential first step, but it does not address the broader education issue,” wrote Bethel and Kahn in a co-response to the study’s findings. “Consumers, each of whom is making critical financial decisions, have different needs concerning education and the need for protection. A concerted education campaign is an important second step.” The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago 2021-04-07 Christina Hughes Babb April 7, 2021 6,650 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily last_img read more

Trump threat spurred Indonesia to drop Russia, China arms deals

first_imgThe Trump administration pressured Indonesia into dropping deals to buy Russian-made fighter jets and Chinese naval vessels, part of a global effort to prevent its top adversaries from eroding the US’s military superiority.Indonesia recently decided against moving ahead with a plan to procure 11 Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets for about $1.1 billion, according to an official familiar with the matter, who asked not to be identified because the details of discussions remain private. As recently as last month, the official said, the US also pressured Indonesia into walking away from talks with China to procure several naval patrol vessels for about $200 million.The move to set aside the deals came after US officials made it clear Indonesia could face sanctions for dealing with Russia, the official said. President Joko Widodo’s administration was also worried the US would take punitive actions on trade if it went ahead with the China deal, the official said. The moves illustrate how the US is having some success — at times by using financial and economic levers — deterring countries from dealing with Russia and China, which the Trump administration has identified as the biggest threats to American national security. The US hasn’t fared as well trying to convince countries to avoid using Huawei Technologies Co. for 5G mobile networks, with the UK most notably rebuffing President Donald Trump’s entreaties.Russian missilesThe US has publicly sparred with Turkey over Russian weapons, particularly its plan to activate an advanced S-400 missile-defense system. It has also pressured India to cancel a contract worth more than $5 billion to buy the S-400 system.Under a barter deal announced in August 2017, Indonesia planned to purchase the 11 Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets in exchange for Russia buying goods such as rubber, crude palm oil, coffee, tea, furniture and spices. The agreement was eventually signed by former Indonesian Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu in February 2018. While doubts have persisted for some time over whether the deal had been shelved, last month the Jakarta Post reported that the deal was in limbo and a final decision would be made later. Dahnil Simanjuntak, a spokesman for Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto, declined to comment when contacted Thursday.“It is not a secret that the United States exerts undisguised pressure on countries who intend to buy Russian defense equipment,” Lyudmila Vorobieva, Russia’s ambassador to Indonesia, said in a statement provided via text message. “The aim is clear — to make these countries refuse to get arms from Russia and turn to Washington instead. Of course it is unfair competition that violates rules and norms of transparent and legitimate business.”In several meetings with US counterparts, including the secretary of defense, Indonesian officials repeatedly asked why they were being told not to buy the Russian fighter jets, the official said. The Americans said simply it was their policy, the official said, adding that Indonesia suspected it was also because the Russian fighters would provide an edge over neighbors Australia and Singapore.The Americans instead told the Indonesians to consider buying American-made F-16 Vipers, the official said. However, the official said, Indonesia is instead looking to negotiate the purchase of F-35 aircraft developed as part of the multi-nation Joint Strike Fighter program.The JSF program, headed by the US, includes the UK, Italy, Netherlands, Australia, Canada, Denmark and Norway. Singapore recently agreed to purchase aircraft under the program, while Japan is the largest foreign buyer of the jet.The official said the US made clear that Widodo’s government risked being penalized for purchasing the Sukhoi fighter jets under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, or CAATSA, which applies to Russia and several other countries. The direct threat for purchasing the Chinese vessels was less clear, the official said, but the government saw itself as vulnerable on trade.The US is unable to comment on private diplomatic conversations, a State Department spokesperson said by email. The US urges all allies and partners to avoid new transactions of Russian military equipment to avoid sanctions under CAATSA, the spokesperson said, adding that the goal of American policy is to deny Russia the revenue it needs to continue its “malign influence.”The decision to scrap the deals was made after Indonesian officials concluded it would be a misstep to get on the wrong side of the US, the official said. Indonesia’s Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani Indrawati and Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, in coordination with Prabowo, decided it would be dangerous to risk the trade relationship, the official said.Senior members of Widodo’s administration have expressed concern in recent years that Trump would target Indonesia over its trade surplus with the US, which amounted to about $10.7 billion in 2018, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The coronavirus further threatens economic damage: Indonesia’s stocks have tumbled into a bear market and its currency has been Asia’s worst performer in the past month.US-China balanceFor Indonesia, the competition between the US and China is a sensitive balancing act. While China has offered cheap financing for much-needed infrastructure such as railways, ports and power plants through its Belt and Road Initiative, the US remains a key export market and a valuable strategic hedge against China, particularly in contested waters.Indonesia has faced criticism over its willingness to do business with Huawei, with Australia warning late last year that it would impact intelligence sharing with its northern neighbor. Indonesian Communications Minister Johnny G. Plate said in an interview the government had no intention of banning Huawei, and would be guided only by its own national interest.The Indonesia deal for Chinese naval patrol vessels was discussed during a visit to China by Prabowo. It was one of several recent trips made by the former special-forces general as part of a scouting tour to procure weapons systems and other hardware. He has also visited Russia, Turkey, Germany and France.Topics :last_img read more

IMCA Modifieds return to Sycamore Speedway in Illinois this weekend

first_imgMAPLE PARK, Ill. – A berth on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot is at stake when IMCA Modifieds return to Sycamore Speedway for a Saturday, April 28 show.The main event at the 3/8-mile clay oval at Maple Park, Ill., pays $1,200 to win and a minimum of $150 to start with up to 15 entries; the winner earns $1,500 if there are more than 16 entries.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Side Biter Chassis North Central Region and Illinois State points will be awarded.There is no entry fee and pit passes are $30. Grandstand admission is $12 for adults, $5 for kids ages 5-11 and free for four and under.Gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 6 p.m. The drivers’ meeting also starts at 6 p.m. with hot laps and racing to follow.More information is available from General Manager Tiffany Olson at 815 895-5454, on Face­book and Twitter. The track website is www.sycamorespeedway.com. A smartphone app can also be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play.IMCA Modifieds made their first-ever appearance at Sycamore last May.last_img read more