Limerick Post Presidential election 2011 poll

first_imgWhatsApp Linkedin Facebook BEFORE heading to the voting booths on October 27 to cast your ballot in the Presidential election , have your say in the Limerick Post online poll on the website homepage.Voting will close at midnight on October 26, and will offer an insight into who is the favourite, from a local perspective.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Previous articleEpic clash ahead as Celtic Warriors meetNext articleLimerick Mini Marathon Time admin Emailcenter_img Advertisement NewsLocal NewsLimerick Post Presidential election 2011 pollBy admin – October 7, 2011 581 Twitter Printlast_img

Rigsby to lead bar examiners

first_img Rigsby to lead bar examiners Rigsby to lead bar examiners December 1, 2005 Regular Newscenter_img R. Terry Rigsby recently began a one-year term as chair of the Florida Board of Bar Examiners.A shareholder in the Carlton Fields firm in Tallahassee, Rigsby has been a member of the Board of Bar Examiners since 2001, and is a former member and former chair of the Florida Commission on Ethics. Miguel de la O, with the firm of de la O and Marko in Miami, will serve as the board’s vice chair.The Florida Supreme Court also recently appointed three lawyer members and two public members to the board. The lawyers are Reginald J. Clyne of Clyne and Associates in Coral Gables; Carolyn House of Stewart Macfarlane Ferguson and McMullen of Tampa; and Jeffry Wahlen of Ausley & McMullen in Tallahassee. The public members are certified public accountant Loretta Fabricant of Miami, and psychotherapist Veronica White of Winter Park.Clyne is a 1986 graduate of Duke University School of Law and a former president of the Wilkie Ferguson Chapter of the National Bar Association. He practices in the area of employment and insurance defense.Stewart is a 1977 graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law, who practices eminent domain and insurance defense law. She recently co-chaired the 2005 Annual Meeting of the National Bar Association in Orlando.Wahlen is a 1990 graduate of Florida State University College of Law and is a member of the Florida Chamber of Commerce Board of Governors. He serves as the attorney for the Leon County School Board. For the past 13 years, Wahlen has been among the group of distinguished attorney scholars who draft questions and grade essays on the Florida bar examination.White is a licensed mental health counselor who obtained a doctorate in counselor education from the University of Florida in 2000. She is an adjunct professor at Rollins Collins and is a trained American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Volunteer.Fabricant is a returning member of the Florida Board of Bar Examiners, having previously served on the board from 1991-96, and later serving as an emeritus member. A 1969 graduate of Ithaca College, she also serves on the board of the Dade County Marine Institute.The new board members began serving on November 1, at the end of the terms of the current board Chair Paul Schwiep of Miami, Gloretta H. Hall of Stuart, Yvonne Loggins-Coleman of Orlando, Mary Harris Moore of Tallahassee, and Leighton D. Yates of Orlando.last_img read more

Men’s, women’s swimmers head to Evanston

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin men’s and women’s swimming anddiving squads travel to Evanston, Ill., this weekend to take on Big Ten rivalsNorthwestern and Michigan. With both teams holding 3-1 records coming off theirfirst losses of the season two weeks ago to Arizona, the Badgers look to stayfocused and put up a strong performance against their conference foes.Led by junior Scott Rice on the men’s side and seniorcaptain Jackie Vavrek on the women’s side, the teams know that a stellarperformance will be required to achieve a victory. Both of these leaders areintegral to the team’s success in and out of the pool.”To our team, Scott brings the ability to be good at justabout anything he wants to be good at,” head coach Eric Hansen said. “And not alot of people have the ability to do that.”Equally important to strong leadership is overcomingobstacles and taking positives from defeat. Even though the women’s squadstumbled in its visit to Arizona with a 166-128 loss and the men not faringmuch better, losing 172-116, the results should be not be taken lightly, asthey were challenged by one of the top teams in the country. Their performancesin the three meets before Arizona were indicative of the success that theBadgers would like to achieve this season. Wisconsin will use wins at homeagainst Iowa and UW-Milwaukee and a tune-up victory on the road in their openeragainst UW-Green Bay as models for success. Vavrek says her team knows its capabilities and is hungryfor more.”We’ve had some great meets thus far, but our biggestchallenges are definitely to come,” Vavrek said. “We just have to keep lookingtowards our big meets of the year, like the Texas Invite, Big Tens and NCAAs.Those are the meets that really matter. Everything in between is just astepping stone. But seeing our team succeed along the way is definitely thebest kind of motivation for those end-of-the-season meets.”Now that the team has had the opportunity to adjust, its schedulepresents plenty of challenges. After the meet this weekend with its Big Tenrivals, UW will head to Austin for the Texas invite, which should provechallenging. Success in these meets will provide the opportunity to achieve teamgoals. “I think our expectations are first and foremost, to getback into the top 20 (in the NCAAs) on both sides,” Hansen said. “From there,it’s kind of an unknown. We’re not going to worry about that. We worry aboutour day-to-day operations, and how each kid does business, and how each kidlearns, and make sure they get what they need.”With the tough test that lies ahead, Hansen says his Badgersare prepared.”It’s a great team. It’s a tight team,” Hansen said.”There’s a buzz to this season. We’re excited for it and look forward to theopportunities ahead.”last_img read more

Power Line Project Sheds “Light” on the State’s Skim

first_imgThe recent filing of the proposed JCP&L Monmouth County Reliability Project should serve as a wake-up call to all taxpayers in the state of New Jersey. The proposed 10-mile project with upwards of 200-foot monopoles to be installed on New Jersey Transit right-of-way will have a negative impact on the property values of all adjoining properties and potentially, properties within the line of sight. The impact alone in Middletown could be upwards of $1.5 million in lost value. However, don’t despair taxpayers of Middletown, Holmdel, Hazlet, Aberdeen and Red Bank. According to their BPU filing, JCP&L will be making a $9.8 million payment towards the local municipalities through Energy Receipts taxes.Energy Receipts taxes are the monies paid by electric utility companies for use of easements and equipment in a community to provide their servic- es. In other words, the utility company pays a fee for you and I having to deal with power lines, substations, utility poles, and so on and so forth. You may be thinking Middletown may lose millions in property values but JCP&L will make up for it so it should all work out in the end. Not so fast. Since Gov. McGreevy’s actions in 2002, the State of New Jersey has taken this money due to the municipalities and has used it for their own state budget purposes. Both Democratic and Republican governors alike have continued the state’s skim on suburban taxpayers to the tune of millions of dollars per year. Fortunately this was challenged in court and the state was told that they could not directly take the money due to municipalities in this fashion. Thus, law- makers in Trenton will tell you that this is not true and that municipalities do receive their energy receipts tax money. Instead, all governors since 2007 have reduced CMPTRA (Consolidated Municipal Property Tax Relief Aid) payments to local towns by the amount that is owed to the towns in Energy Receipts taxes. If a town receives $2 million in energy receipts taxes, the State of New Jersey reduces the exact amount that is supposed to be used for property tax relief to your town. Money that belongs to the taxpayers is syphoned away to be spent on wasteful state budget programs on an annual basis instead of reducing our property taxes.Since 2007, Middletown Township has seen Trenton skim over $40 million that rightfully belongs in Middletown. In fact, Middletown is owed over $5 million per year in this year’s budget alone. To put that into perspective, that $5 million would have resulted in a 9 percent property tax reduction on the 2016 municipal tax bill with a fully funded budget to meet our obligations. This is not a one-year, one-time event. These cuts would be happening every year. Municipal tax bills in Middletown and neighboring communities would be slashed.If approved, the Monmouth County Reliability Project will have a negative impact on taxpayers in all of the affected municipalities. The only entity that will benefit from this project will once again be Trenton. Middletown Township has done everything we could over the past five years to bring this issue to light. As mayor in 2011 and 2012, I hosted public forums with other mayors to bring this issue to light. The Middletown Township Committee has sup- ported countless resolutions sponsored by the League of Municipalities and supported bills that would stop this state shell game and provide the neces- sary property tax relief we deserve. If the leadership in Trenton is serious about helping to control the soaring costs of property taxes in New Jersey, it is time that they stop their continued Ponzi scheme financing on the backs of municipal taxpayers. The list of unfunded state mandates and diversionary programs that are breaking the backs of municipal taxpayers runs deep, and it is time that the taxpayers of New Jersey to demand the restoration of these critical funds back to the people they belong to. As I struggle to find one positive benefit to the Monmouth County Reliability Project for Middletown and our neighbors, I hope the issue brings to light an issue that would surely help provide immediate property tax relief. If the state doesn’t stop the way it does business, will the last one left please turn out the lights?Tony Fiore Deputy Mayor, Middletownlast_img read more

Bundoran man named as one of Ireland’s top 10 changemakers

first_imgRuairí McKiernan has been named by global social entrepreneurs organisation Ashoka as one of the top ten changemakers in Ireland.McKiernan is well-known as the founder of the youth organisation SpunOut in Ballyshannon, a multi-award winning social innovator, campaigner, speaker, and Presidential appointee to the Council of State.Ruairí McKiernan was included on the prestigious list following a comprehensive nationwide study of social entrepreneurship throughout Ireland. Others listed include Fr Peter McVerry, Senator Lynne Ruane and a range of leading lights who are working to make Ireland a better place. Those selected were each profiled in a recent special supplement in the Sunday Times newspaper.McKiernan, who was born in Cavan and is part of the Keenaghan family from Bundoran, was appointed to the Council of State by President Michael D Higgins and is well known for his youth, community and campaign work.A business graduate, he worked for various multinational companies in the U.S and elsewhere before changing course to work for the health service in the North West. There he got involved in youth work and health promotion before founding the SpunOut youth organisation with friends Keith Corcoran from Laghey and Anna Lally from Rossnowlagh.In recent years he co-founded the Uplift campaign group and more recently he helped lead the establishment of the Gaelic Voices For Change, a movement of intercounty GAA football, hurling, and camogie stars. McKiernan also hosts a popular podcast called Love and Courage which features interviews with leading innovators and activists from around the world. He says it was the community volunteering of his parents that initially inspired him to follow his chosen path. “My mother volunteered for the local Credit Union and my dad was involved with the GAA, the Scouts, and Foróige. Growing up, volunteering and community activism was something that was normal and I think that’s the case for many people in Donegal and around the country.”“I think the many unsung heroes that are involved with community associations, youth groups, and sports clubs deserve huge credit for their efforts. They are the fabric of Irish society and this is where I get my inspiration.“For me, I want to dedicate myself to championing this community spirit and doing what I can to challenge injustice and help create a better country and world for our children and grandchildren to come.”McKiernan’s latest focus has seen him turn his attention to the music industry. His wife, Susan Quirke, otherwise known as the musician Susie Q, has just released the first track of her soon to be released debut album and Ruairi has been involved in helping produce the video for it.The video for the song ‘Home’, which has been attracting national and international attention, explores the refugee crisis and the concept of all humans belonging to a common home on planet earth. It is a subject matter close to Ruairi’s heart. “Growing up I learned about the colonisation of Ireland, the great hunger, and the injustices inflicted on this island. As I travelled around the world I could see that there were common themes to these injustices and that the exploitation of people continues today in different forms.”“In many ways, it is greed and injustice that has created the refugee crisis and for a nation that has always relied on emigration, I think it’s important for us to have a special awareness when it comes to others fleeing poverty, oppression, and war.“I’m not saying that we all have to go out and become campaigners but I do think we need more compassion. I think there is always something everyone can do to help leave the world in a better place than they found it. Better to light a candle than curse the darkness as the saying goes.”Bundoran man named as one of Ireland’s top 10 changemakers was last modified: January 15th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:changemakerRuairi McKiernanSpunOutlast_img read more

Photo library: People 15

first_imgBy accessing this photo library, you agree to the Media Club South Africa photo library terms and conditions of use.Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.PEOPLE: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 Johannesburg, Gauteng province: Schoolchildren learn science at the Scibono science museum in Newtown.» Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gauteng province: Schoolchildren learn science at the Scibono science museum in Newtown.» Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gauteng province: Schoolchildren learn science at the Scibono science museum in Newtown.» Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gauteng province: Schoolchildren learn science at the Scibono science museum in Newtown.» Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gauteng province: Schoolchildren learn science at the Scibono science museum in Newtown.» Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gauteng province: Schoolchildren learn science at the Scibono science museum in Newtown.» Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gauteng province: Schoolchildren learn science at the Scibono science museum in Newtown.» Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gauteng province: Schoolchildren learn science at the Scibono science museum in Newtown.» Download high-res image Johannesburg, Gauteng province: Schoolchildren learn science at the Scibono science museum in Newtown.» Download high-res image PEOPLE: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about using the image library?Email Mary Alexander at [email protected]last_img read more

Noxious weeds in cover crop seed and seed germination

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Alexander Lindsey, Laura Lindsey, Mark Loux, Anne Dorrance, Stan Smith, John Armstrong, Ohio State University ExtensionSeed quality is key to establishing a good crop (or cover crop). Some of the critical components of seed quality are percent germination, mechanical analysis for purity (% other crops, % inert, and % weeds), and a listing of noxious weeds identified by scientific/common name and quantity found. As producers are looking for seed sources to provide living cover on acreage this year that was previously earmarked for corn or soybeans, it is important to pay attention to the quality. These tests may also be required on seed lots for use in some relief programs as well. Commercial or certified seed used for cover crops should have a seed tag that shows variety and the seed quality measurements above. However, if the seed is sourced from out of state, the noxious weeds listed (or NOT listed) on the tag by name may differ from those had the seed been sourced from Ohio.Only the noxious weeds for the state where the seed was originally going to be sold are required to be listed on the tag by name and quantity (Federal Seed Act, part 201.16). Each state determines which species are included on this list, and can differ from state to state. If seed is outside of Ohio for use on-farm, producers may want to have the seed tested for an “all state noxious-weed exam” prior to planting if this was not done previously on the seed lot. Only 1.1 to 1.2 pounds of seed is needed for the test, but it is critical the sample is representative of the lot to ensure quality test results. This test would screen the seed sample supplied for the weed contained in this list: https://www.ams.usda.gov/sites/default/files/media/StateNoxiousWeedsSeedList.pdf, and may serve as a more comprehensive exam than was conducted at the time of initial seed lot labeling. One service provider that can conduct this exam is Central Ohio Seed Testing (a subsidiary of the Ohio Seed Improvement Association; https://ohseed1.org/about-our-lab/). Samples can also be sent to ODA for an Ohio noxious weed exam (https://agri.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/oda/divisions/plant-health/grain-warehouse-feed-and-seed/). Depending on the source of seed and the planned use, a seed lot may be eligible to be tested for free through ODA between June and December (up to three per farmer). Conducting a noxious weed exam could help slow the movement of problematic weeds throughout the state and minimize future weed problems.Another issue to consider is the quality of seed in storage that was not planted this year due to weather. Storing seed in an environment where the temperature (in F) plus the % relative humidity are less than 100 (Harrington’s rule) helps to minimize the rate of seed deterioration (or loss in germination and vigor). Seed germination is an important consideration for determining seeding rate to ensure the critical final stand for yield is achieved for crops like corn and soybeans. Most seed germination percentages on a seed tag for agricultural seeds (like corn and soybeans) are valid for 12 months from the last date of the month in which they were completed, with the exception being cool season grasses which are valid for 15 months beyond the month of testing (Ohio Revised Code, Chapter 907.07). Be sure to check the seed tag for both the date of the test as well as the germination when planning seeding rates.last_img read more

Ateneo rallies to beat La Salle, reclaims UAAP men’s football throne

first_imgDA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Roselyn Doria shrugs off criticisms as she accepts 1st Best Middle Blocker award Skipper Julian Roxas, one of the three graduating Ateneo players, then put Ateneo ahead for good, 2-1, with a headed in the 100th minute en route to the Blue Eagles’ second crown in three years and eighth overall.Rookie Mohammad Almohjili put the Green Archers, who were hungry to end a 21-year title drought, on the scoreboard in the 78th minute.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsAJ Arcilla, who produced key saves for the Eagles in extra time, was named the Best Goalkeeper, while the Rookie of the Year honors went to Shanden Vergara of the Archers.De La Salle’s Yoshi Koizumi and Jed Diamante bagged the Best Defender and Best Midfielder awards, respectively, while University of Santo Tomas won the Fair Play award. Ateneo’s Jarvey Gayoso is the UAAP Season 81 men’s football MVP. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOMANILA, Philippines–Jarvey Gayoso came through in extra time as Ateneo turned back rival La Salle, 2-1, in a thriller to capture the UAAP Season 81 men’s football crown Thursday at Rizal Memorial Stadium.Gayoso, the league’s MVP and best striker, salvaged the Blue Eagles’ title bid with his 12th goal of the seasson early in stoppage time to tie the match at 1-1 and extend it for another 30 minutes.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess MOST READ Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Aside from Roxas, Rupert Baña and Jeremiah Rocha ended their UAAP careers as champions.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games messlast_img read more

TFA Women’s Leadership Elite Coach Workshop

first_imgCoaches from across Australia will travel to Brisbane this weekend to take part in a Women’s Leadership Elite Coach Workshop. Touch Football Australia (TFA) was recently successful in receiving a Women’s Leadership Grant from the Australian Sports Commission, which has enabled the program to be developed to include participants from all states across the country.  TFA has a four tier coach accreditation and development system, in line with the AIS FTEM (Foundation, Talent, Elite, Mastery) Model. The Women’s Leadership Elite Coaching Workshop aims to equip participants with the skills to coach in an elite environment, along with increasing self-confidence as a leader.  Day one of the program outline includes a full day Leadership workshop facilitated by Bo Hanson from Athlete Assessments. Day two will be facilitated by current and former Australian Women’s Open Coaches Peter Bell and Kerry Norman, including five Touch Football specific modules from the new Elite Coach Course – which will be piloted in full from August.  The program will increase understanding of personal strengths, communication skills, program and time management skills, along with the required sport specific knowledge and support of mentors and fellow coaches, both female and male.  Stay tuned to www.touchfootball.com.au for all of the latest news from the Women’s Leadership Elite Coach Workshop. Related LinksElite Coach Workshoplast_img read more

Banking regulator sees potential risks in high home prices debt loads

first_imgTORONTO – Stricter regulations aimed at tightening mortgage lending to take some of the risk out of the market will be finalized by the end of the month, the federal financial regulator said Tuesday.Final changes to the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions’ (OSFI) residential mortgage lending guidelines, also known as B-20, will come into force two or three months afterward, its head, Jeremy Rudin said during a speech to the Economic Club of Canada in Toronto.The superintendent said the “broad thrust” of the changes will be similar to what it proposed in July — the draft of which included a new stress test for all uninsured mortgages, as well as prohibitions on co-lending arrangements that are designed or appear to be designed to circumvent regulator requirements.“We clearly see the potential risks caused by high household indebtedness across Canada, and by high real estate prices in some markets,” Rudin said. “We are not waiting to see those risks crystallize in rising arrears and defaults before we act.”The stress test, if implemented, would mean that homebuyers who have a down payment of 20 per cent or more and do not require mortgage insurance will still have to prove they can continue to make their payments if interest rates rise.Rudin’s comments Tuesday come after the Bank of Canada hiked interest rates twice this summer, once in July and once last month, after unexpectedly strong economic numbers.The superintendent told reporters after his speech that these changes are aimed at reinforcing sound underwriting amid the “evolution of house prices,” particularly in major markets. He added that “complacency in the lending community can set in” and there can be an “over reliance” on collateral when a borrower’s ability to carry a mortgage is key.“Nobody can say with any certainty what’s going to happen in the housing markets, or what’s going to happen to housing prices,” Rudin told reporters. “But we do know this. Housing prices are still near their all-time highs and mortgage rates are still near their all-time lows. And while sound underwriting is always important, it’s never been more important than it is now.”He added OSFI’s crackdown on co-lending, or bundled mortgages — in which federally regulated lenders pair up with unregulated providers to finance a property — is aimed at making sure financial institutions adhere to rules that limit how much they can lend.“We think that the system as a whole needs to have a certain integrity,” Rudin said.Rudin acknowledged that the changes to rules followed by federally regulated lenders could potentially push would-be home buyers towards riskier financing options, such as shadow banking.Still, he said the institutions that fall under OSFI’s purview handle about 80 per cent of Canada’s mortgage lending.“We recognize, as I said, that some of the activity might migrate outside the federal sphere,” he said. “And although not an intended nor positive consequence, it doesn’t relieve us from the responsibility to act on our mandate.”The stricter lending rules by the banking regulator comes after the Ontario government moved to cool down the hot housing market with a host of measures in April. Those actions included a foreign buyers tax, similar to one previously handed down in Vancouver with a similar goal.However, the latest figures from the Greater Vancouver Real Estate Board released Tuesday show that September home sales were up compared with a year ago and the MLS Home Price Index composite benchmark price was $1,037,300 in September, up 10.9 per cent compared with a year ago.last_img read more