Former garda reserve charged with fraud

first_imgAdvertisement Print Facebook NewsBreaking newsFormer garda reserve charged with fraudBy admin – October 17, 2013 899 Linkedin Report by Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A COMPLEX and lengthy investigation is underway concerning a former member of the Garda Reserve in connection with allegation of fraudulent claims made for job seekers allowance,38-year-old Cameroonian, Charles Eyombo, with an address at Bru Na Gruadan, Castletroy is charged with making gain through loss or deception contrary to section 6 of the theft and fraud offences act 2001.It is alleged that the former garda reserve who served in Shannon, presented to the Department of Social Protection on Dominick Street, Limerick on February 20, 2013 and signed on for Jobseeker’s Allowance and failed to notify the Minister of a change in his circumstances.Sgt Donal Cronin told Limerick District Court that the directions of the DPP were being sought and asked for a lengthy adjournment due to the complex nature of the investigation. Judge Eugene O’Kelly heard that the matter is alleged to span a “number of years”.Dates from August 2009 to March of this year are understood to be under investigation for a defraud totalling in the region of €36,000.The matter, which first appeared before the courts earlier this summer, was put back to February 19 next year.center_img Twitter Email WhatsApp Previous articleParamedic to be sentenced for video recording woman in toiletNext articleTerrible secrets of abuse at Limerick family guesthouse adminlast_img read more

Ocean City Beach Patrol Will be Guarding the Following Beaches for the 2018 Memorial…

first_imgThe Department of Fire and Rescue Services announces that the Ocean City Beach Patrol will be guarding the following beaches for the 2018 Memorial Day Weekend. Beaches are guarded from 10:00AM until 5:30 PM weekends and holidays and from 10:00AM until 5:00 PM on weekdays.Beginning Saturday May 26th, through Friday June 1st, 2018 the following beaches will be guarded.St. Charles Place                              12th Street Brighton Place                                  26th Street 8th Street                                            34th Street      9th Street                                            58th Street                   10th Street                                           11th Street                                          The Ocean City Beach Patrol strongly urges bathers to swim only at guarded beaches. If you have any questions, please call 525-9201 or 525-9200. For information on guarded beaches use Radio 1620 AM or The Ocean City Government Access Channel 97.FOR ALL EMERGENCIES CALL 9-1-1 Ocean City Beach Patrol will be on duty in the locations listed below. last_img read more

Lena Hall to Star as Yitzhak in Broadway’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch; Neil Patrick Harris Extends His Run

first_img Featuring a book by John Cameron Mitchell and a score by Stephen Trask, Hedwig and the Angry Inch tells the story of a fictional rock ‘n’ roll band, fronted by Hedwig (Harris), a transgender woman and “internationally ignored song stylist” from communist East Berlin. Between rock songs, Hedwig regales the audience with both humorous and painful stories about her life, including her botched sex change operation. Trask’s score includes “Tear Me Down,” “Wig in a Box,” “Wicked Little Town,” “Angry Inch” and more. View Comments Related Shows Hall is currently starring as Nicola in the Tony-winning musical Kinky Boots. Her other theater credits include The Toxic Avenger, Tarzan, Dracula, 42nd Street, Cats, Bedbugs and Green Eyes. Hall’s TV and film credits include Sex and the City, The Stepford Wives, The Graduates, All My Children and Legally Blonde, the Search for the Next Elle Woods. Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 13, 2015 Lena Hall Kinky Boots star and The Deafening frontwoman Lena Hall is joining Broadway’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch as Yitzhak. Starring Neil Patrick Harris as the eponymous rock star and directed by Michael Mayer, Hedwig will begin performances March 29 at the Belasco Theatre, with an official opening night set for April 22. Harris also announced that he’s extending his run with the production by four weeks due to popular demand. Harris will now star in the show through August 17. The members of Hedwig’s band, “The Angry Inch,” will be music director Justin Craig, Matt Duncan, Tim Mislock and Peter Yanowitz. The creative team for Hedwig and the Angry Inch features scenic design by Julian Crouch, costume design by Arianne Phillips, lighting design by Kevin Adams, hair and makeup design by Mike Potter and sound design by Timothy O’Heir. Want a sneak peek of Hall as Yitzhak? Check out this photo she posted on Instagram back in November! Star Files Hedwig and the Angry Inch Neil Patrick Harrislast_img read more

SOUTHCOM Chief: Venezuela’s Maduro at Center of ‘Vicious Circle of Threats’

first_imgBy C. Todd Lopez/U.S. Department of Defense/Edited by Diálogo Staff August 25, 2020 Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro, aided by allies including Cuba, Russia, China, and Iran, continues to serve as a threat to democratic freedoms in neighboring nations in South America, said U.S. Navy Admiral Craig S. Faller, commander of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM).“When we look at this region, there is so much promise and so much potential,” Adm. Faller said during a panel discussion on August 13 with the Atlantic Council.South America is home to a number of democracies that share values with the United States, and are rich in resources, including human intellectual capital, Adm. Faller said. “All that is under assault. It’s under assault by a vicious circle of threats, the center of which is … Venezuela,” the admiral added.A big part of the threat, he said, is a drastic increase in narcotics trafficking coming out of Venezuela, which he said not only threatens lives throughout North and South America, but also corrupts the institutions critical to the maintenance and development of the young democracies that surround Venezuela.“At the heart of the threat, it’s the lives that we’re losing unnecessarily, and it’s the undermining of democracy,” Adm. Faller said. “That was a choice Maduro made to take the once thriving state into the current dictatorship that it is.”The COVID-19 pandemic has allowed Maduro to even further lock down Venezuela and increase his power, Adm. Faller said. At the same time, he added, organizations such as FARC-D (dissidents of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia), and the National Liberation Army (ELN, in Spanish) of Colombia are able to expand territory in the country.“All those threat vectors are headed in a negative direction, which is a significant reason why we have upped the amount of engagement we’re doing with our partners and launched our enhanced counternarcotics operation,” Adm. Faller said.One tool to fight narcotics trafficking, Adm. Faller said, includes SOUTHCOM’s Joint Interagency Task Force South and Key West, which has the involvement of 22 partner nations behind its efforts.“They’re all aligned there under the common threat of narcotrafficking,” Adm. Faller said. “The connection to Maduro is his complicity in that threat. The nations that go there, they go there for their national interest, but working together for the good of the hemisphere. It’s been a success. And we have actually seen an increase in partner nation involvement, year to year, last year to this year.”Adm. Faller said that about half of SOUTHCOM’s counternarcotics operations include the involvement of partner nations. He also cited as a success the U.S.-Colombian Action Plan, in which Colombians train partners across Central America to conduct operations against narcotics trafficking and terrorists. He also pointed out the Central America Regional Security Initiative and the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative as being important investments for the United States.“The United States’ time and financial resources will pay forward for enhanced stability,” he said. “That’s part of the solution set here, … making sure we have it right in those investment areas to keep the democracies that have made progress in Central America and South America and the Caribbean [to] keep them moving forward against this vicious circle of threats.”last_img read more

Nyantakyi Caf election opponent in trouble

first_imgBenin FA boss Anjorin Moucharaf’s hopes of fighting is Ghanaian counterpart Kwesi Nynatakyi for the vacant Caf executive committee position have been dealt a severe blow because of an internal power struggle.Nyantakyi and Moucharaf are considered the front runners but present chaos in the Benin FA’s is seriously undermining the Hayatou ally.A rival faction within the Benin Football Federation (BFF) has elected a new president, deepening the crisis in the country’s game.If the decision to the elect a new president is approved by Fifa, the new BFF board could withdraw Moucharaf’s candidature.Victorien Attolou was elected on Saturday by a group that claims Anjorin Moucharafou is no longer in charge.The crisis started last month when twelve of the 15-member executive committee resigned accusing Moucharafou of being a dictator. Fifa sent a delegation to the country last month to sort out the stand-off.The world governing body could not approve an agreement which led to the decision by rival group to elect Attolou as the BFF boss.But Moucharaf insists he is still in charge of the federation claiming he has the backing of Fifa in the stand-off.“I am unconcerned about the elections held over the weekend because I am still the man in charge of the federation,” Moucharaf told BBC Sport.“My administration is the one in charge of the federation because Fifa came here to sort of the problem and confirmed that I should stay in office.” The latest events will undermine Moucharafou’s hopes of winning a vacant Caf executive committee seat as elections will be held on 23 February in Sudan.Fifa is yet to respond to the latest twist of events.Source: Ghanasoccernetlast_img read more

Exclusive: Laryea Kingson is returning to Great Olympics this season

first_imgFormer Hearts of Oak striker Laryea Kingston is set to join Great Olympics in the second round of the First Capital Plus Premier League.In an exclusive interview with Joy Sports, the player said he has not retired, pointing out that he is currently training to rejoin his boyhood club.”I really love the game and I still believe I can come back and play good football,” he began.”I came back to Ghana to play for my former team Hearts of Oak and Olympics is my former team as well so I will be more than happy to play for my boyhood club since some of my colleagues are there – hopefully in the second round of the league,” he revealed.Kingson started his career with Great Olympics at the age of 16, before moving to Libyan side Al-Ittihad in Tripoli in 2000 on loan and back to Hearts of Oak in 2001-2003.The player turns 35 in November and has also played for many clubs in Israel and Russia. In January 2012, he returned to Ghana to play for Hearts of Oak for the second time, signing for a year and a half. But soon into the stint, problems with coaches and club officials limited him to a handful of appearances for the Phobians which led to his release before the deal finished.Looking at the Black StarsKingston, whose brother Richard has also returned to play for Olympics in goal, further declared an intention to get a place in the Black Stars.”Since I have not retired, there is still hope to to come back to play for the Stars. I’m looking forward to play for a team and start playing actively again,” said the man who has scored six times in 41 caps for Ghana at senior level. This comes on the back of widespread public approval of the impact Kingston’s compatriots – Godwin Attram, Dan Quaye, Richard Kingson and Osei Boateng (all for Olympics) – on the league this season.Laryea’s storied career1999–2001    Great Olympics (Ghana)        2000             Al-Ittihad Tripoli (loan, Libya)        2001–2003    Hearts of Oak (Accra)       2003             Maccabi Ahi Nazareth (Israel) 2003–2004    Hapoel Tel Aviv (Israel)  2004–2005    Krylia Sovetov Samara (Israel)2005–2007    Terek Grozny (Israel)2006             Lokomotiv Moscow (loan, Russia)2007             Heart of Midlothian (loan, Scotland)2007–2010    Heart of Midlothian 2010             Vitesse (Holland)2011–2012    Hapoel Be’er Sheva (Israel)2012–2013    Hearts of Oak       2013             Phoenix FC (USA)–Follow Gary on Twitter: @garyalsmithlast_img read more

Watch Vision Of Gold in Race 2

first_imgThe second Super-6 offers a$1.1 million carryover at Caymanas Park tomorrow, while the Pick-9 commences at the guaranteed minimum of $1 million.The Pick-9 will be conducted from race two to 10, the first Super-6 from race one to six, the late Super-6 from race five to 10.We look at the first Super-6 which commences with a maiden 4-y-o and up condition race over a mile to be contested by eight starters, including the likely favourite MINY LEE, who caught the eye when a close second to I HAVE A DREAM over 1400 metres on Boxing Day.Prior to that, he was a close third to MR ROMANTIC and subsequent winner ABOGADO, and with trainer Donovan Plummer churning out the winners in recent weeks, MINY LEE with apprentice Jerome Innis gets the nod over DEMOLITION BOY and LAZZA.VISION OF GOLD, who has shown promise in his two starts to date, will now prove hard to beat in the second race over 1300 metres for native-bred three-year-olds, with former champion Omar Walker aboard.From the stables of 15-time champion trainer Wayne DaCosta, the chestnut colt by Fearless Vision out of the 1999 derby winner Good Prospect has been fitted with the visor and tongue tie following his good third to STUNNER over 1400 metres two months ago and having looked improved at exercise, gets the nod over stable-companion PERFECT ASSET (Lasix administered) and OK DUDE in an 11-strong field.TROJAN, who has been knocking at the door, tries a longer distance (1820 metres) in the third race for four-year-olds and up, and this could be just what the doctor ordered, despite the presence of KING WITHIN and COLOURS OF WAR in a seven-horse field. Top apprentice Linton Steadman has the leg over TROJAN, who carries 53.0kg by virtue of his 3.0kg apprentice claim.Ultra-consistent EUSEBIA, who finished a close third to PRINCESS SHEMIKA and INFANTRY OFFICER over 1200 metres recently, gets the nod over old rival SIR D and GRANDE MARQUE in the fourth race for $180,000 claimers over the straight, with Richie Mitchell now taking the ride in a field of 11.BIRD CATCHER, who won decisively for jockey Wesley Henry and trainer Fitzroy Glispie recently in two-year-old company, faces a highly thought of debutante AWESOME DESTINY (a bay filly by Afleet Express – Seek, working well) in the fifth race over 1200 metres for three-year-olds and it should go down to the wire. Preference, however, is for BIRD CATCHER, who won in a good time over 1100 metres on December 13.Then close the first Super-6 with the speedy GLOBAL (Bebeto Harvey) in the sixth race over 1300 metres in which GOLDEN GLORY and CLASSY AVIATOR are twin dangers in a field of 15.FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES(1) MINY LEE/DEMOLITION BOY(2) VISION OF GOLD/PERFECT ASSET(3) TROJAN/KING WITHIN(4) EUSEBIA/SIR D(5) BIRD CATCHER/AWESOME DESTINY(6) GLOBAL/GOLDEN GLORYlast_img read more

Chasing history! – Portmore hunting RSPL record

first_imgNever in the history of Jamaica’s football has a promoted team rose from the lower league to the summit of top-flight football in successive seasons.However, former winners Portmore United are hoping to rewrite the record book as they prepare to take on Humble Lion in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) semi-finals, starting tomorrow, and coach Jeffrey Hewitt said it would be “special” to accomplish such a feat.Portmore were relegated from the Premier League in the 2013/2014 season, but after battling their way back to local football’s premier competition last year, no one expected the season the St Catherine side has delivered.They topped the preliminary standings on points to take the $1-million prize and Hewitt said winning the play-offs would be the added bonus.”Definitely, it would be something special (to come straight up and win the league), but our objective is not really based on that. Our intention is to make sure we are champions of the league, but that (coming up and winning) would definitely add to it,” he said.Hewitt said that prior to the start of the season, they were confident of doing well on their return, however, as the team performed above expectations, he said their objectives also changed.EXPECTATIONS SURPASSED”We surpassed it (expectation) and our objectives changed along the way. Coming into the season, we played some practise games against Premier League teams and, based on what we saw, we knew, for a fact, we were going to finish high up the table, but as the season progressed, we realised we could push further and we kept pushing and, hopefully, at the end of the season, we will be on top.”We have been putting in a lot of work, and it’s definitely about the backroom staff. We have been working very hard with this team and credit must go to (technical) director (Andre) Waugh who set the programme. He knows what he’s about and what he wants and the guys have fallen in line and as it is we are getting there,” he continued.To achieve this dream, Portmore must first get by arch-rivals Humble Lion in their two-leg semi-final and Hewitt claim things are looking good for them as they head into tomorrow’s first-leg clash at Effortville.”Finishing on top of the league ahead of Arnett Gardens, Montego Bay is a good feeling. We are really proud of what we have achieves so far and our ambition is to go all the way. The job is not yet done, we just have to keep on working, as our focus is on getting through these two semi-final games and try to advance to the final.last_img read more

Kambosos walks the talk with 2nd round TKO of Filipino Magboo

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The 25-year-old Kambosos quickly had Magboo tasting the canvas in the first round before getting the job done in the second with a crushing hook.Shot. STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’— George Kambosos Jr (@georgekambosos) July 15, 2018 Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Not ready to retire, Pacquiao lists potential opponents ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Some Filipinos at Axiata Arena also cheered for Kambosos due to his history with Filipino ring legend Manny Pacquiao.Kambosos was part of Pacquiao’s training camp for Lucas Matthysse as the main sparring partner of the Filipino ring superstar.Kambosos sparred at least 50 rounds for Pacquiao, who stopped Matthysse in the seventh round to win the WBA welterweight crown. Kambosos also served as Pacquiao’s spar mate in the Jeff Horn bout.The fight between Kambosos (15-0, 9 KOs) and Magboo (17-2, 8 KOs) came shortly after the main event.ADVERTISEMENT Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Pacquiao’s sparring partner George Kambosos Jr. Photo from Mark GiongcoKUALA LUMPUR — George Kambosos Jr. held nothing back in expressing his intentions to knock out his Filipino foe JR Magboo during an interview with Manila-based scribes days before the fight.Kambosos, the candid Australian prospect, backed it up on Sunday, letting his fists speak in the ring with a second-round knockout of Magboo in their eight-round lightweight bout.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

Teachers say ‘Y’ not us?

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week A separate round of negotiations for a brand new contract will begin in the spring, when Duffy plans to ask for even bigger salary increases. He said the district could come up with the money by cutting down on its bureaucracy. Measure Y passed with an overwhelming 66 percent of the vote when it only needed 55 percent and Duffy argues it could not have succeeded without the union’s grass-roots efforts. But district officials say there’s not enough money in the budget to meet union demands and reject any connection between union support of the bond measure and salary talks. “The reality is that the teachers union that helped pass the bond gets direct benefits from it, and I’m not sure if and how we’re supposed to take that somewhere beyond what we’re already looking at in increasing compensation,” board member Mike Lansing said. “We’re already trying to get to a fair and equitable position on (the salary hikes) as much as we can given our limitations.” The head of the Los Angeles teachers union has sent Los Angeles Unified officials a clear message: We supported your $4 billion Measure Y construction bond initiative, now it’s your turn to meet our pay demands – or face the consequences. The threat from United Teachers Los Angeles President A.J. Duffy comes amid district negotiations with the union for salary increases in the third and final year of its contract. The district’s last offer was a 1.5 percent pay hike, contingent on the bond measure passing – but Duffy wants twice that and wants a deal by January. “If they play games with me on that 3 percent, then we will not be able to come to an agreement and we will continue to build our capacity to take action, and come this spring, they’re going to be very surprised at the kinds of activities that we’re going to start initiating,” Duffy said Monday. Promising more militant action, Duffy was elected to lead the union in March in a huge upset. He ousted John Perez, who was seen by many teachers as not being tough enough with the district in fighting for teachers. “This time around, let’s face it, without our money and our folks on the phone and precinct-walking, (Measure) Y would have died,” Duffy said. “We put time and effort and money and convinced the California Teachers Association to put money into it, and I will certainly not lose any opportunity to let the district know that we are partners, and that at the very least I expect to be dealt with in a fair and equitable manner.” Duffy said his union supported the bond initiative because it was good for teachers and students since it would allow the district to complete its ambitious $20 billion construction and renovation program. The program includes 160 new schools, renovating hundreds of others and putting all students on a traditional, nine-month calendar. UTLA donated $75,000 to the campaign, and urged the California Teachers Association to do the same. It also put 700 members on the streets and on phones to spread the message, Duffy said. The passage of the bond measure prevented the district from having to find an additional $40 million for the general fund to pay for operating expenses such as teacher salaries, classroom materials and routine maintenance. But the district’s current offer is about as high as it can realistically go given its finances, board member Jon Lauritzen said. “Obviously, the fact that Measure Y passed bodes well for making a reasonable settlement with the unions,” he said. “It is getting really expensive to live in Los Angeles and most of our employees are way below market value. But at this point, I think the unions are realistic that we just don’t have a lot of money sitting around right now.” The idea that unions now have a strong bargaining chip is true, but it doesn’t mean that the district will give in to demands during negotiations, said Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, political analyst at University of Southern California. “The teachers union has long been a power in LAUSD affairs and will continue to be a power in LAUSD affairs. The unions are smart enough to use it as a bargaining chip, but the district has to come back with an offer and the union has to accept or not accept what they come back with,” Jeffe said. “The ultimate bargaining chip is the threat of a strike.” Duffy called the election cycle a “blessing in disguise,” because it helped the union organize more than 200 school sites and start building its capacity to reach out to school sites and community groups. “We’re building our capacity to take action in the spring. In the meantime, if they don’t deal with me fairly, then they’re losing an opportunity to be a partner. They can decide which way they want it,” he said. Duffy, who has made a show of a united front with district officials since he took office this summer, said the district should also be mindful of his support and maintaining a partnership as they face a takeover challenge by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. “There’s another issue here they need to pay attention to – the mayor is still talking about taking over the school district, so I think it would be to the benefit of the school board members, who are elected officials, to go with the district and make sure they deal with UTLA in a fair manner,” Duffy said. Naush Boghossian, (818) 713-3722 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more