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

Spafford Announces ‘Breakout’ Fall Tour Dates, Presented By L4LM

first_imgIf you’re in need of some serious funk jamming, look no further. Spafford has you covered.The Arizona-based four-piece group refers to themselves as “Electro Funk Therapy.” It’s an apt description for their wholly impressive sound, which captivates in its intensity and groove. They move through genres with ease, yet overwhelm with a combination of rock, funk, jazz, and jam. Take a listen to this track from last year and you’ll see what we mean…We are beyond excited to be partnering up with Spafford, helping cover their fall “Breakout” tour in style. The band has announced a seven-date run through Colorado and the Midwest, hitting stops in Boulder, Denver, Lincoln, Milwaukee, Neenah, Chicago and DeKalb. They’ll also be joined by great groups like Kitchen Dwellers, Digg, A Ferocious Jungle Cat and Conundrum for the first four shows, and intend to add more dates and supporting acts soon!For all the information you’d want about these upcoming dates, be sure to head to Spafford’s website here. You can see the full tour schedule, printed below.Spafford’s Break Out Tour 201609/22 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre$09/23 – Denver, CO – Cervantes Other Side#09/24 – Lincoln, NE – Bodega’s Alley%09/28 – Milwaukee, WI – The Miramar [email protected]/29 – Neenah, WI – Cranky Pat’s09/30 – Chicago, IL – Tonic Room10/01 – DeKalb, IL – The House Cafe$ – w/ Kitchen Dwellers# – w/ Digg% – A Ferocious Jungle [email protected] w/ Conundrumlast_img read more

Financial wellness strategies crucial for credit union growth

first_img continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Financial institution marketing has long focused on the milestones of life — first big job, marriage, homebuying, retirement. But that legacy focus may soon be eclipsed by the concept of financial wellness. Major life events clearly are still important, but are becoming just one part of a much larger priority.“Financial well-being is not exclusive to those ‘financial moments’ when consumers make purposeful decisions on their finances,” writes Jan Bellens, Global Banking and Capital Markets Deputy Sector Leader for EY. “It is driven largely by everyday behavior and decisions — some big and binary (such as deciding to get a college degree), some small and gradual (such as going to the gym).”Traditional financial institutions have not typically played a big role in these everyday financial decisions beyond handling transactions and providing loans — and in some cases providing transaction-related notifications. Money management tools mainly center around the monthly financial statement and call-center help. All important services, but pretty unexciting, Bellens observes.last_img read more

China says no avian H5N1 outbreaks detected

first_imgFeb 6, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – China’s agriculture ministry said yesterday that it hasn’t detected any poultry outbreaks in the provinces where recent human cases were reported, an apparent response to speculation that the country isn’t reporting outbreaks and to suspicion about possible gaps in the surveillance system.In a statement to China Daily, a newspaper based in Beijing, the ministry said its assessment of the outbreak status of seven provinces linked to human cases was based on an assessment of the overall epidemiologic situation and investigations it conducted in January.China has reported seven human cases this year, four of them fatal. The cases hail from a range of locations across China, including two from Hunan province; one each from Shangdong, Shanxi, Guizhou, and Guangxi provinces; and one from Xinjiang Autonomous Region.Investigations into the sources of these infections found that nearly all may have been exposed to sick or dead birds, such as at live bird markets, according to previous statements from the World Health Organization (WHO).The country submitted its last H5N1 outbreak report to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) on Dec 19, 2008, which described outbreaks at two large farms in Jiangsu province, in eastern China. However, the virus is considered endemic across large parts of China.The agriculture ministry’s statement to the China Daily said the country had kept international organizations, including the OIE and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) aware of current avian influenza developments.Some health officials, including York Chow, Hong Kong’s secretary for food and health, have raised questions about a possible change in the virus or if asymptomatic H5N1-infected chickens might be contributing to the spread of the virus.Hans Troedsson, the WHO’s representative in China, told China Daily, “The fact that this is the highest number [of human infections] for a single month in China reminds us that the virus is entrenched and circulating in the environment.”China’s agriculture ministry said that not all human cases have links to poultry outbreaks, and it said that, of 37 human cases reported in the country since 2005, only 4 were linked to poultry outbreaks, according to the China Daily report.Vincent Martin, a senior technical adviser in FAO’s Beijing office, said he met with Chinese authorities to discuss surveillance findings in seven provinces, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported today. “The Ministry of Agriculture in China has been extremely proactive in investigating the situation in domestic poultry in provinces where these cases have occurred,” he told AFP.”So far, despite a large number of samples from poultry being collected and laboratory tested, no evidence of infection in poultry has been found to explain these human cases,” Martin said.Avian influenza experts have said that the size and make-up of China’s poultry population creates a difficult surveillance task. They said that low levels of outbreak reports could be related to rigid vaccination requirements, but suboptimal vaccination can mask symptoms without stopping viral shedding.See also:Dec 19, 2008, OIE report 21 CIDRAP News story “China’s recent H5N1 cases raise transmission questions”last_img read more