Limerick Council urged to help tackle crime in Askeaton

first_imgEmail Cllr Kevin Sheahanby Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Cllr Kevin SheahanFORMER Mayor Cllr Kevin Sheahan has called on Limerick City and County Council to introduce a programme to help deal with criminality in Askeaton.Speaking at this month’s Adare-Rathkeale district meeting, the Fianna Fail councillor claimed there was a section of the local community who never worked a day in their lives, living off social welfare benefits, while the remainder of the population “suffers”.He suggested that “work, training or learning” would be beneficial and called on the local authority to draft a proposal to help alleviate antisocial behaviour in the town.“The issue of antisocial behaviour and criminality is one that the people in Askeaton are facing every day and every night. It is being ignored by local government and I would like to see the council putting together a programme,” Cllr Sheahan suggested.He later took umbrage at the fact that none of his council colleagues seconded his proposal and he told them that he was “devastated”.However, fellow councillors informed Cllr Sheahan that he had not put a formal proposal to the floor.Independent councillor Emmett O’Brien then called for an amendment to be added, indicating that they were working to “unify the community” and avoid any perception of “driving a wedge” between people.“We need to have the community working together,” said Cllr O’Brien.“It is our responsibility to ensure that everybody is treated equally and with fairness so we are all working together for the betterment of the town. Anything else would be borderline stupid”, he added.Cllr Sheahan then accused Cllr O’Brien of saying he was stupid and called on him to withdraw his comment.“Borderline incorrect,” Cllr O’Brien responded.Sinn Fein councillor Ciara McMahon asked that the community traveller liaison officer be party to any such draft proposal. TAGSAdare-Rathkeale municipal districtantisocial behaviourAskeatonCllr Ciara McMahonCllr Emmett O’BrienCllr Kevin SheahanCrimeFianna FáillimerickLimerick City and County CouncilSinn Fein Advertisement Previous articleRusangano Family line up a busy 2016Next articleDream of a City: poem for the day Alan Jacques Twitter Linkedin Minister Patrick O’ Donovan announces opening of Limerick heritage site to the public for the first time Print Calls to clean the River Deel in Rathkeale center_img Gardaí to teach lesson on dangers of scramblers WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsLimerick Council urged to help tackle crime in AskeatonBy Alan Jacques – December 21, 2015 793 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pedestrian crossing falls ‘out of the sky’ in Pallaskenry Askeaton/ Ballysteen bring Easter joy to local community Adare-Rathkeale district in need of ‘plain-speaking’ voicelast_img read more

Predictive analytics in play at BCU

first_img continue reading » BCU ($4.0B, Vernon Hills, IL) is honing its skills in predictive modeling as the SEG-based cooperative tracks and acts on financial issues COVID-19 is posing among its far-flung membership.John Sahagian, BCU’s chief data officer, says the credit union currently is focused on getting ahead of an anticipated surge of delinquencies and defaults that would follow the expiration of deferrals, pay skips, and mortgage forbearances as well as the end of increased unemployment benefits paid out as part of the CARES Act.“We’re developing a model to show the likelihood of a loan to enter default,” Sahagian says. “We’re also working to strengthen predictive models we already have for early-stage delinquencies rolling to advanced collections and for recovery likelihood of charged-off loans. These efforts are still a work in progress, but we’re excited about their potential in allowing us to focus our finite resources where they can have the greatest impact.” ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Cricket News Martin Guptill century vs Bangladesh puts him in special list among New Zealand batsmen

first_imgMartin Guptill hit his 16th century in ODIs.New Zealand defeated Bangladesh by eight wickets.New Zealand have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in three-match series. New Delhi: Martin Guptill continued his purple patch in the series against Bangladesh as he slammed his second consecutive century to help New Zealand win the second ODI by eight wickets and take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Guptill, who blasted 117* in the first ODI in Napier which New Zealand won by eight wickets, was in great touch at Hagley Oval after Lockie Ferguson’s 3/43 and a couple of wickets from Todd Astle (2/52) and James Neesham (2/21) restricted Bangladesh to 226 all out. In response, New Zealand lost Henry Nicholls for 14 but Guptill was joined by Kane Williamson and the dup scored at over six runs an over. Guptill, in particular, was severe on offspinner Mehidy Hasan as he launched him for two sixes.The right-hander slammed four boundaries in Mashrafe Mortaza’s two overs as he reached his fifty off just 33 balls. Williamson gave him good company and Guptill raised the tempo after surviving a review. A six and a four off Sabbir Rahman followed by another six off Mahmudullah helped Guptill near his century and he notched it up by tucking a short ball from Mustafizur Rahman to the fine leg fence. Although Guptill fell for 118, Williamson’s 37th fifty ensured New Zealand sealed the win.Guptill’s 16th century tied him with Nathan Astle in the second spot among New Zealand cricketers with most centuries. Astle took 223 matches to hit 16 centuries while Guptill has achieved it in just 168 games. Ross Taylor heads the list with 20 ODI centuries in addition to 46 fifties, which are the most by any New Zealand player. Guptill’s back-to-back centuries against Bangladesh will be a welcome relief for the player who struggled in the ODI series against India. In four games, he was out in the power play managed just 47 runs at an average of 11.75 as New Zealand lost an ODI series against India for the first time in 10 years. With the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup coming closer, Guptill will be aiming to seal his spot with another great show in the final ODI which will be held in University Oval, Dunedin on February 20. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more