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

SMC hosts night of games and giveaways

first_imgSaint Mary’s Student Activities Board (SAB) will host the annual Midnight Madness event on Thursday night in Regina Hall, a change of location from where the event is traditionally held because of the construction being done on the Angels Athletic Facility.SAB President Emma English said even though the location had changed, Midnight Madness will still be as fun as it was in the past. “It was a little bit of reconfiguration, but we’re going to have it in Regina this year, both sides,” English said. “We’re incorporating a lot of smaller games as well as the classic bigger games like freshmen-senior tug of war, so those will still be involved.”English said this year’s theme for Midnight Madness would be Mardi Gras.“Fat Tuesday is the following week so we thought this is perfect timing,” English said. “Midnight Madness is usually in March, but since we didn’t have Angela anyway, we’re just kind of moving everything around, so this year it’s earlier.”English said there will be the return of certain activities that were a hit in past years. “Last year we had a karaoke, finish the lyric game and that was super successful and really fun, so we’ll be bringing that back,” English said.Traditional Committee co-chair Zoie Clay said the Mardi Gras theme will be incorporated into the games and activities. “We’ll actually have one game where you have to throw beads onto a mannequin to kind of mimic parades,” Clay said. “Then we’re going to have some fun carnival-style games.”Clay said games are a nice way to bring the Saint Mary’s students from all grades together. “It’s competition between grades but I think it builds teamwork, not just within your grade, but between all grades,” Clay said. Each Saint Mary’s class year is assigned a different color to wear to support their class as they compete, honoring the Mardi Gras theme. First-year students will be asked to wear silver, sophomores will wear green, juniors will wear purple and seniors will wear gold or yellow.SAB vice president Lily Freund said in an email there will be a lot of fun prizes to be won.She said Jimmy John’s and Einstein’s will be donating food, and there will be Mardi Gras cupcakes.  English said she remembers her experiences with Midnight Madness throughout the years and how it brought her together with her classmates. “As a freshman you don’t really know a lot of people, but you have to volunteer each other to represent your class,” English said. “And then as a junior it was fun because you know everyone’s names and you’re all super close. So it’s really about community and class pride.” Clay said Midnight Madness is something all Saint Mary’s students should be a part of. “It’s a Saint Mary’s experience,” Clay said. “It’s something that has been going on for a while now and I think it’s a tradition that needs to be experienced. It’s a really good time.”English said she doesn’t see a reason for Saint Mary’s students to miss Midnight Madness. “Free food, fun games, free giveaways. What else do you need to say?” English said.Tags: Games, Midnight Madness, SMClast_img read more

Sonnax, employees raise $20,000 for hurricane relief

first_imgSonnax Industries,In the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, employees of Sonnax Industries of Bellows Falls, Vt. were looking for ways to help.  Like many others in Vermont and New Hampshire, they had been directly affected by this tragedy or had friends and neighbors who were.  Sonnax President & CEO Tommy Harmon issued the following challenge to employees:  donate money for the Red Cross of Vermont and New Hampshire and the Vermont Food Bank, and the company would match employees’ contributions, dollar for dollar, up to $5,000. In addition, Harmon and Sonnax board member Rick Fritz would personally match contributions, creating $4 of disaster relief for every dollar pledged by Sonnax employees.But the dedication of the people of Sonnax, an employee owned company, to lend a hand didn’t end there.  In addition to the need for monetary donations, helping hands were sought to help victims dig out from the devastation.  To encourage employees to volunteer for this effort, Sonnax agreed to pay them for up to eight hours of time spent volunteering in the disaster relief effort during their regular work hours. As has become the tradition when Sonnax campaigns to raise money for charitable causes, Maintenance Technician Steve Cheeney prepared one of his famous spaghetti lunches.  Cheeney grows the vegetables and does the cooking for these spaghetti fundraisers, and Sonnax employees once again gladly lined up to donate and enjoy the treat, raising a record $778 in just a few short hours!The final tally?  Sonnax employees raised $5,093.  With the matching pledges from Harmon, Fritz, plus the company contribution, a total of $20,093 was donated to the Red Cross of Vermont and New Hampshire and the Vermont Food Bank.  This money, along with countless hours spent on the volunteer effort by Sonnax employees, is further proof that Sonnax takes very seriously its commitment to giving back to the community.  Sonnax 9.29.2011last_img read more

Paddy Power Betfair strengthens governance advisory with Emer Timmons Non-Executive appointment

first_imgShare Submit BGC: Charities win big as bookies take beating in Britannia Stakes June 19, 2020 Share Related Articles Alex Gersh returns to betting as Sportradar CFO   July 13, 2020 StumbleUpon Following this week’s group Annual General Meeting (AGM), the governance of FTSE100 listed Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) has confirmed the appointment of former BT Group executive Emer Timmons as a new Non-Executive Director.A ten-year BT Group leadership executive, Timmons will advise PPB governance on international development projects and commercial strategy and initiatives.Timmons currently serves as Chief Marketing Officer of Miami-based mobile technology systems provider Brightstar Corp. From 2006-2016, Timmons held a number of senior executive roles at BT Group focusing on international projects and business development.Joining PPB’s Non-Executive advisory, Timmons has been further appointed as a member of the firm’s audit committee.Gary McGann, Executive Chairman of Paddy Power Betfair Plc, commented on the appointment of Timmons: “We are delighted to welcome Emer as a non-executive director. She brings with her a wealth of global experience specifically in sales and marketing, retail and distribution and will serve as a great addition to the board.” FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020last_img read more