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Case adjourned pending directions of DPP

first_imgNewsLocal NewsCase adjourned pending directions of DPPBy admin – October 4, 2011 941 WhatsApp A CONVICTED gang rapist has been granted bail at Limerick District Court after he was arrested and charged with an assault on a woman, as well as breaches of the public order act. 24-year-old Dean Barry with an address at Garryglass Avenue was arrested after gardai were called to a disturbance on Vartry Avenue, Raheen. Barry was found at the scene to be involved with a number of others as part of a verbal dispute. Gardai told Limerick District Court that he was seen shouting and roaring at people in the vicinity shortly after 9.30pm.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up During the course of their initial investigation, gardai gave evidence that Barry was seen striking out at a female and punching her in the face. He was said to have been very abusive and highly intoxicated.Judge Eamon O’Brien heard that the accused man was arrested and charged with the offences and held to appear before court on September 29 last.Dean Barry has 47 previous convictions, including the gang rape of a woman in Cratloe while her boyfriend was locked in the car booth.Judge Eamon O’Brien consented to bail after no objection was made by the State and he was ordered to sign on, stay away from the alleged injured party and the area.Ted McCarthy solicitor was assigned as legal aid for the accused and the matter was adjourned until November 24 next for the directions of the DPP to be furnished to the court. Advertisement Print Emailcenter_img Facebook Twitter Previous article32-year-old man charged with Purcell murderNext articleLynxs deal launchpad for global cargo hub admin Linkedinlast_img read more

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House ransacked in Letterkenny burglary

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – May 28, 2019 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Google+ Previous article35 people awaiting in-patient beds at LUHNext articleDD & the Delta Boys and Karl McHugh on the Monday Night Sessions! News Highland center_img Twitter House ransacked in Letterkenny burglary Google+ Pinterest A house has been ransacked in a weekend burglary in Letterkenny.Thieves gained entry to a home in West Hill by forcing a rear door open between the hours of 3pm and 8.30pm on Sunday.An investigation is continuing.Garda Grainne Doherty says they have yet to determine the exact amount of property stolen:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

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first_imgAlan Stuart is MD of Stuarts of Buckhaven and president of Scottish BakersI’ve been studying the budget airlines and have come up with the solution for all my pie problems. I am launching, which will revolutionise the UK pie industry.Inspired by Simple Simon, my mission statement will be ’One a penny, two a penny’ and I believe that will capture the lion’s share of the market. The website is based on our colleagues in the airline industry. Our pies will sell at the prices quoted in the mission statement, subject to a few modest extras, which will give our customers unprecedented options once unthinkable:-1. Comprehensive food safety insurance covering everything from foot-and-mouth and mad cow disease to bubonic plague and avian flu (only £100 for lifetime cover).2. Comprehensive cost increase insurance, protecting both of us from the effects of price rises like flour, wages, fuel etc (again only £100 for lifetime cover).3. A small credit card charge of £8, which lets you buy up to 10,000 pies at one time.4. The opportunity to customise your pies. For instance, if you want a particular filling, just choose from our menu of over 100, ranging from simple minced beef to venison, sole or even vegetables (surcharge applicable).Want your pies baked? We can do that from only £10 per dozen. However, we regret that during winter months September to June this will be £20 per dozen because our ovens start off much colder during this period.5. You might want to reserve your pies for a particular day (normally we deliver orders to suit ourselves). That is available for the same £10 per dozen no winter surcharge here! Finally, we will pack your order in secure temperature-controlled containers (only £5 each) to ensure absolute freshness on delivery. NB: if no-one is in when we deliver, we will leave the container on your doorstep.6. Credit terms available subject to an annual credit review at £2,500 or 2.5% of average credit balance, whichever is the greater.In certain circumstances, we will impose extra charges:Change of delivery address£50Order amendment£50Dealing with complaints£50So there it is, Easy-pie in a nutshell. How can we fail?All these revolutionary customer benefits add up, in my opinion, to an unbeatable deal. We expect an average selling price, based on our entire range, of no more than £2. Considering all the benefits available we feel that this is tremendous value when compared to our current average cost of £1.Seriously, we can learn a lot by studying the ways of Mr O’Leary and Co. They constantly seek new ways to make money and never lose sight of the fact that only the customer can provide that profit. Daft they are not.last_img read more

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Speech: Penny Mordaunt speech at the Kenyan Chamber of Commerce

first_imgThank you.Principal Secretary, Professor Low, Mr Chairman, members of the Chamber.I am delighted to be here today to contribute to your discussions on the future of Global Britain and to celebrate the UK’s flourishing economic relationship with Kenya.I want to begin by thanking the Chairman and members of the British Chamber of Commerce Kenya for hosting us here today; for the enormous contribution you make to the economies of Kenya and the UK; and the inspiring example that you are setting here in East Africa.As members of the British business community here in Kenya, you have a unique understanding of the strong economic ties between our countries.You see the potential for these ties to grow and develop.You understand that the UK must move away from a relationship with Africa that is dominated by aid, and towards one that embraces the power of economic growth and delivers mutual prosperity.And you understand that sustained, job-creating growth will play a vital role in lifting people out of poverty, and allow Kenya to realise its ambition of economic independence.You know that great changes are underway, both here in Kenya and at home.This is a really exciting moment for the UK’s partnership in Africa and around the world.As we prepare to leave the EU and enter a new phase of international engagement, we will renew our focus on our African relationships.There are abundant opportunities across the continent, and nowhere more than in Sub-Saharan Africa. These opportunities will only grow over the next twenty years.We want to ensure complete coherence on our approach, and we are determined to ensure that our efforts across the continent become more than the sum of their individual parts.We are also determined to ensure that our renewed focus on Africa’s economic development delivers jobs, investment and trade.For both the UK and Kenya, this presents a tremendous opportunity.When we talk of growth in Africa, we risk limiting our outlook to the large economies at either end of the continent.But Kenya should not be overlooked.In recent years, it has dramatically improved its ‘ease of doing business’ rankings, rising 30 places in the last three years on the World Bank’s global index.The country has an impressive growth rate – greater than most of its neighbours and many developing countries.It has an immense appetite for economic expansion and diversification. It acts as a critical regional hub, providing trade access to 200 million people across seven countries.And Kenya’s reputation for innovation spreads across the continent. It is leading the charge in sectors, such as mobile money, and transforming lives across Africa.As with all growing economies, we know that there are still hurdles to jump. But no one can deny that Kenya is a profound success story – the largest and most diverse economy in East Africa.Throughout this journey, the UK has stood beside Kenya every step of the way.The British government’s support has driven essential policy and regulatory changes that have helped Kenya and its neighbours power ahead in recent years.We have delivered transformational reforms to the country’s ports, borders and infrastructure; to facilitate trade across the region; and have helped harness the use of technology to improve services and help businesses to reach their customers, including those who might otherwise have been left behind.Our commercial impact in Kenya is without equal.The UK is the largest cumulative investor in Kenya, and the fourth exporter of goods.British companies, both local and global, rank among Kenya’s most successful and respected firms.We contribute an enormous proportion of tax revenue to Kenya; seven of the top ten corporate tax payers in this country are British companies, and the revenue they generate delivers investment across the breadth of the Kenyan government’s priorities, changing the lives of Kenyans as their country grows.British companies directly employ a quarter of a million Kenyans and are growing the job market. Just recently, Chamber member East African Breweries Ltd / Diageo announced a new site that will bring over 100,000 jobs to the Kenyan economy and shows that British investment is not limited to the major cities.Our investment travels through Kenyan society more than other countries, because our firms reinvest significant revenues in their local communities and value chains.Unilever, which was recently rated Kenya’s top employer for the fourth time in a row – an incredible achievement that demonstrates the company’s commitment to its workforce.And GSK, which has reinvested 20% of profits from its African interests to train community healthcare workers and combat childhood mortality.These are just two examples of the tremendous work of members of this Chamber.These companies represent the best of British investment. They set a gold standard with their business practices, and in doing so they send a powerful message about British standards and our commitment.They demonstrate the real impact of British commercial engagement on the country’s economic and social progress.Across the UK government, we are determined to ensure that we support British companies abroad in every way possible, to boost the economies of both countries and the lives of Kenyan people.On the way here from the airport this morning, I was delighted to visit the Hela garment factory.Opened just 18 months ago it already employs over 4,000 people. It has invested heavily in corporate social responsibility, introducing a safe water programme, child care facilities and free lunches for its staff.Other companies in the export zone now follow their example, and Hela’s team already provides training and support for its fellow companies to deliver their own CSR programmes.Hela is a world leader in responsible manufacturing and sets the standard for others in East Africa to follow. They are working in partnership with the British government to advise Kenya on how it can grow the manufacturing sector to deliver the best conditions, not just for businesses like theirs, but for the Kenyans who work for them.To ensure that this ripple effect is also felt beyond the manufacturing sector, UK aid is also partnering with the government to create more comprehensive Special Economic Zones, allowing companies – not only those who export – to flourish and grow, bringing jobs and wealth to Kenya.We want British commercial and government expertise to play its part in preparing Kenya’s economy for its next phase of growth.We will continue to invest and scale up our trade initiatives like Trade Mark East Africa, to tackle barriers and to increase the potential for trade success across the region. And we will continue to grow CDC.We will increase our infrastructure development funds, building the crucial pathways for trade and investment and removing obstacles to the economic expansion we all want to see.We will launch our five-year urban programme to unlock both development and commercial opportunities at the sub-national level, responding to the opportunities that Kenya’s devolution brings.And we will enhance our modern partnership with the Government of Kenya to strengthen the bilateral economic relationship and long term prosperity of both countries.We are building a great team to do this work, including experts on trade policy, export finance and investment.I am delighted that many government colleagues and implementing partners are here with us today, demonstrating our commitment to a whole of government approach on this important issue.I hope you will take the opportunity to talk to them about opportunities to partner in your areas of expertise. You are part of the team too. We cannot do this without you.The support of the British business community will be crucial to the success of a new, modern UK-Kenya partnership.We need you to keep doing all that you are doing. Keep growing the economy, keep creating jobs, keep setting world class standards.Please share your success stories. The British are famously bad at ‘blowing our own trumpets’ – but I ask you to promote your successes. This will build confidence in Kenya’s potential and show others what can be achieved.And tell us what you need. If there are changes that need to be made or areas where you need support, talk to our team. They are there to help.We have a huge opportunity to shape the health, wealth and prosperity of the nation in a way that grows and protects the economy of the UK too.Our development, diplomatic and commercial investment here has helped to create a self-sufficient economy and a powerful trading partner for the future. The UK should be enormously proud of that.Kenya now stands strong and we must transition our relationship to a new, modern footing, for the mutual prosperity of our two great nations.Thank you for the part that you are playing in that and the part you will play in the future.last_img read more

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Sod Survey

first_imgIf your spring landscape plans include installing sodded turfgrass, you can expect to pay more this year, according to a University of Georgia and Georgia Urban Ag Council survey.Thirty-five Georgia sod producers participated in the 2013 telephone survey. The growers represented farms ranging from less than 300 acres to more than 900 acres, but the majority of the survey participants manage less than 300 acres.Inventory and prices“The purpose of the annual survey is the determine inventory levels and projected price changes,” said Clint Waltz, turfgrass specialist with UGA Extension. “We found that delivered prices for the bermudagrass, centipedegrass and St. Augustine are expected to increase by more than 13 percent. Bermudagrass and centipedegrass prices should be at historic levels.”Waltz attributes the price increase to unfavorable environmental conditions during the regrowth period this past summer and fall sod sales. Both large and small scale sod producers were affected by the lack of sunlight during the 2013 growing season and were unable to regrow enough grass to meet expected demands, Waltz said.“Several growers have told me that strong fall sales have dropped their inventories of warm-season grasses down to levels lower than they commonly experience in the first five months of the year,” he said. Fifty-two percent of the bermudagrass growers rated their fall inventory as adequate to excellent. But nearly half the bermudagrass growers (48 percent) surveyed projected having less than adequate supplies this spring. “The supply of bermudagrass is low, regardless of the farm size,” Waltz said.The number of growers producing zoysiagrass grew with 60 percent of those surveyed growing the grass. Forty-eight percent of these growers project a shortage this year.Of the producers surveyed, 57 percent grow centipedegrass. Thirty-five percent of these anticipate a 2014 inventory shortage. Sixty percent of the St. Augustinegrass growers reported adequate supplies. All tall fescue producers reported an adequate inventory, which continues a 10-year trend. Eighty-six percent of the tall fescue growers surveyed reported excellent to adequate inventories. Prices up for all varietiesThe delivered price is expected to increase for all grasses in the survey. A truckload of bermudagrass delivered to the Atlanta area, or within 100 miles of the farm, is expected to rise 14 percent. The delivered price of zoysiagrass is expected to rise 1.4 percent to 35.8 cents per square foot. “Considering expected price increases for 2014 and consumer demand, spring and summer prices for zoysiagrass are likely to exceed these survey prices,” Waltz said.The price of delivered centipedegrass is also expected to rise to an average of 23.5 cents. “Interestingly, it has taken seven years for centipedegrass to match or exceed its 2007 price (21.3 cents),” Waltz said.Tall fescue’s delivered price is expected to rise 1.7 percent to an average of 24 cents per square foot. The average price should fall between 20 and 30 cents.St. Augustine’s delivered price should be up by 17.3 percent to an average of 34.6 cents per square foot.“This year’s gain brings St. Augustinegrass back in line with 2006 and 2007 prices,” Waltz said. “Since it was added to the survey in 2005, St. Augustinegrass prices have varied wildly compared to other species. Last year there was a 13 percent decrease from the previous year, and this year the prices are expected to rise 17 percent.”You get what you pay forBuyers who prefer certified sod should expect to pay an additional 2 to 3 cents per square foot. This year marks a seven-year price increase for certified grass. “This translates to between $10 and $15 extra on a 500 square foot pallet,” Waltz said. “Consumers should consider this a nominal cost to insure varietal purity of a perennial species.”The survey revealed that most Georgia-grown sod is sold to landscape contractors (39 percent) with homeowners following as the second largest purchasers (14 percent). The remainder of the supply is bought for sports/athletic fields, golf courses, garden centers, brokers, developers and landscape designers.None of the sod growers surveyed expect to reduce the number of acres they produce in 2014. Eighteen of the 35 producers plan to add more acres this year. “These additional acres would not affect the market until 2015 or 2016,” Waltz said.The UGA Farm Gate Value Report estimated the 2012 farm gate value of Georgia turfgrass at $83.7 million and reported 21,728 acres devoted to turfgrass. The top five turfgrass producing counties in Georgia are Macon, Cook, Bulloch, Bartow and Sumter. To view the complete survey, go to read more

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RCB decide against retaining Gayle

first_imgROYAL Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have opted against retaining Windies star batsman Chris Gayle for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season.There were serious doubts that the 38-year-old West Indian would be among the three players retained by RCB when the franchise released their list of protected players yesterday.When the list was finalised the T20 record run-scorer was indeed omitted, with the team opting to keep Indian captain Virat Kohli and South African superstar AB de Villiers along with the uncapped Sarfaraz Khan.Although the big left-hander will now head to the auction block for the January 27 IPL draft in Bangalore, he could still be retained under the franchise’s Right to Match (RTM) option, but option also seems unlikely based on the player’s recent form and injury troubles.Gayle, who was drafted in 2011 by the Bangalore franchise, had a subpar last couple of seasons where he played 19 matches in total and only managed to score 447 runs.The player was shockingly left out of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) last year but rebounded with a strong performance in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) where he led Rangpur Riders past Dhaka Dynamites in the final. Gayle scored 146 runs from just 69 balls. It was a destructive innings with 18 sixes, a world record for the number of sixes in a T20 match.The batsman, however, also failed to spark during the Windies tour of New Zealand, but was afflicted by illness at the start of the tour. ( read more

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Hertfordshire blaze a trail with Women in Golf charter

first_img Hertfordshire has led the way by becoming the first county to sign up to The R&A’s Women in Golf charter.The charter is designed to develop a more inclusive culture within golf, to encourage increased participation from women and girls and to allow them to reach their full potential as golfers.Clubs and counties that sign up to the charter are committed to providing a welcoming and inspiring environment for women to play the sport or to work in the golf industry.In particular, Hertfordshire has set the following short-term goals:Achieve and maintain no less than 30% female representation on their Board of directors.Deliver a minimum of six initiatives a year targeting women/girls and familiesPromote the retention pathway for juniors focusing on increased girls’ participationAssist clubs in achieving SafeGolf accreditationStabilise female affiliation numbers at 15% of total membership over the first yearIncrease female participation in championships by 5%Appoint a charter champion to promote, activate and report on the progress of the aimsEsther Strous has been nominated as the charter champion for the county and is thrilled to take on the role.She said: “This really puts down on paper our outline policy to drive women’s and girls’ golf in the county.“It’s very detailed and sets strategic goals.“That was deliberate so that we take ownership of this and show to our clubs what the county is doing, how they can follow our example and why it’s a good idea.“The more clubs we can get to sign up to the charter the better it will be and our aim is for 15 in the first year.“We will be holding a club forum at the end of month with the charter on the agenda so that we can explain what it is and what they can do to get on board.”Hertfordshire’s commitment to the Women in Golf charter follows hot on the heels of another achievement.The county was one of the first in England to achieve SafeGolf accreditation which safeguards young people and vulnerable groups involved in golf. 16 Mar 2020 Hertfordshire blaze a trail with Women in Golf charter Tags: Hertfordshire, Women in Golf Charterlast_img read more