Security guard stabbed by sweet thief

first_imgLinkedin Facebook WhatsApp THE stabbing of a shopping centre security guard in the leg, yards from a garda station, over “some jelly babies and a chocolate bar”, has resulted in a teenager being jailed for two and half years.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Ryan Kelly, 19, of no fixed abode but originally from Limerick City stole the confectionary from the Roxboro Road Shopping centre on April 5 this year.He was caught by security staff trying to leave the shop without paying. As he was being restrained, he pulled a knife and stabbed the security guard in the thigh.Gardai were called to the scene after Kelly fled and they found the security guard, wounded and leaning against a blood soaked wall.Prosecution Counsel John O’Sullivan said it was only then that the guard realised he had been “stabbed in a most sneaky and underhand way.” The victim, who is in his 30s, has recovered physically but is still quite scarred mentally.At Limerick Circuit Court last week, Kelly pleaded guilty to assault causing harm of the security guard.The court was told of Kelly’s difficult family upbringing and his bi-polar condition for which he was receiving medical treatment.Taking this into account, Judge Moran said that he would suspend a portion of a prison sentence but it was a source of considerable worry that the serious stabbing arose over some jelly babies and a chocolate bar and that Kelly confessed he always carried a knife.He imposed a four year prison sentence but suspended the last 18 months. Twitter Emailcenter_img Advertisement NewsSecurity guard stabbed by sweet thiefBy Staff Reporter – December 27, 2013 1778 Print Previous article€1million international drugs trail led to Limerick cottageNext articleOvernight fire at Limerick Prison contained Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

Consultation process on a new action plan for apprenticeship launched

first_imgNewsBusinessEducationConsultation process on a new action plan for apprenticeship launchedBy Staff Reporter – August 4, 2020 242 Limerick social entrepreneurs honoured for their work in response to covid-19 Twitter Print Limerick businesses urged to accept Irish Business Design Challenge Exercise With Oxygen Training at Ultimate Health Clinic Linkedin Previous articleWeekly Racing News: Galway double for Billy LeeNext articleDates and Venues Decided for FAI Semis Staff Reporter Email Advertisementcenter_img Facebook WhatsApp THE LAUNCH of the consultation process to help develop a new action plan for apprenticeship has been announced which “will help place apprenticeships at the heart of enterprise and education in this country”.Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD and Minister of State for Further Education and Skills Niall Collins TD have announced the launch of the consultation process to help develop a new action plan for apprenticeship.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The number of people registering for an apprenticeship has risen from 3,153 in 2015 to 6,177 in 2019.However, just 2.7 per cent self-declared as having a disability and 4 per cent of the apprentice population was female.Minister Simon Harris said apprenticeship is “apprenticeship is a joint effort between employers and employees” which give the apprentice an opportunity to “earn and learn from the employer”.He said, “Last week, I announced a new recruitment incentive for employers where they can earn €3,000 for each apprentice they take on.“We know our apprenticeship model needs to be revised and this consultation is the beginning of that process. We also know we need to expand the model and change people’s mind set of what an apprentice is and is not.“The apprentice model is no longer confined to craft trades. It has expanded to the financial services sector, to ICT and accounting.“Now we must look to expand it to where skillsets are most needed including in the area of childcare and the health service and crucially where it may be needed in the future.“This consultation process will be crucial to the success of the new plan and the future of our apprenticeship system and I encourage people to have their say.”Building on actions set out in the Programme for Government and the Further Education and Training Strategy, which was launched in July, the Action Plan for Apprenticeship will set out a five-year pathway to embed apprenticeship in enterprise and will provide a comprehensive set of actions designed to increase the diversity of learners who chose apprenticeship programmes.Speaking today, Minister Collins said: “Apprenticeship has changed radically over the past five years.  There are now 55 apprenticeship programmes across all sectors of the economy, in areas such as international financial services and insurance to technology and the built environment.”“The new action plan provides a chance to build on the lessons learned from the introduction of new programmes and the experience of the past to deliver a robust and dynamic governance and funding system which will help place apprenticeships at the heart of enterprise and education in this country.”Apprentices are employed by their sponsoring company and apprenticeship provides a robust educational pathway while giving apprentices the chance to build on workplace skills and experience throughout their programme. In addition to the 55 apprenticeship programmes currently available, a further 23 programmes are in development to be rolled out during 2020 and beyond.Depending on the programme, apprenticeships take from 2-4 years to complete and currently cover from level 5-9 of the National Framework of Qualifications.Further information on apprenticeship may be found at Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites TAGSbusinesseducationIrelandLimerick City and CountyNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 29 | Levelling Up Limerick on Covid watch listlast_img read more

Prep Sports Roundup: 4/16

first_imgApril 16, 2021 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 4/16 Brad James Written bycenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBaseballRegion 12CASTLE DALE, Utah-Jace Mangum drove in a pair of runs and the Emery Spartans outlasted South Sevier 5-4 in Region 12 baseball play Friday. Ryker Jensen earned the win on the mound for Emery. Jarin Robb, Hagun Morrell and Riley Barney each drove in runs in the loss for the Rams.RICHFIELD, Utah-Cooper Schade, Wyatt Falk and Brayton Nielsen posted 3 RBI apiece and the Carbon Dinos overpowered Richfield 15-10 Friday in Region 12 baseball action. Reggie Hafen’s 4 RBI led the Wildcats in the loss.Region 14DELTA, Utah-Cooper Ford and Teagan Christensen drove in a pair of runs apiece as the Juab Wasps pummeled Delta 11-3 in Region 14 baseball play Friday. Josh Jackson’s 2 RBI led the Rabbits in defeat. Easton Warren earned the win on the mound for the 16-1 Wasps.2-A SouthPAROWAN, Utah-RJ Mognet posted 2 RBI as the Kanab Cowboys bested Parowan 8-5 Friday in 2-A South baseball action. CJ Maddux, Cole Clarkson and Griffin Bone also drove in runs for the Cowboys. Maddux also took the win on the mound for Kanab. Nate Townsend, Max Topham and Christian Bost had an RBI apiece in the loss for the Rams.MILFORD, Utah-Spencer Slade and Kyden Peters each drove in runs and the Milford Tigers downed Beaver 6-4 in 2-A South baseball play Friday. Bret Beebe earned the win on the mound for Milford. Crayton Hollingshead had a pair of RBI in the loss for the Beavers.2-A CentralMONTICELLO, Utah-James Stephenson homered and the Millard Eagles smacked Monticello 12-4 in 2-A Central baseball action Friday. Bryson Teeples led the Eagles with 3 RBI and Peyton Rasmussen earned the win in the circle for Millard. Thomas Fullmer drove in two runs for the Buckaroos in the loss.GUNNISON, Utah-Easton Newman and Janzen Keisel each went yard as the Gunnison Valley Bulldogs stonewalled North Sevier 7-0 Friday in 2-A Central baseball play. Keisel took the win on the mound for the Bulldogs. Ryker Stewart and Jake Sorenson also added RBI in the win for Gunnison Valley.SoftballRegion 12RICHFIELD, Utah-Brooke Moosman, Lyndsey Madrigal and Stevie Oman each drove in three runs, leading the Carbon Dinos to a 16-0 rout of Richfield Friday in Region 12 softball action. Moosman earned the win in the circle for the Dinos.2-A CentralCIRCLEVILLE, Utah-Maggie Bartholomew posted 4 RBI as the Gunnison Valley Bulldogs clobbered Piute 19-3 Friday in 2-A Central softball play. Jakelle Sorensen, Lexee Keisel and Rilee Dyreng drove in 2 runs apiece for the Bulldogs in the win. Keisel earned the win in the circle for Gunnison Valley. Brinnly Mirimontes drove in a run for the Thunderbirds in defeat.SALINA, Utah-Maddie Stephenson netted 3 RBI as the Millard Eagles overpowered North Sevier 11-6 in 2-A Central softball action Friday. Aubree Lunt and Hailey Flynn also drove in a pair of runs apiece for Millard. Shaylee Burraston earned the win in the circle for the Eagles. McKayla Crane homered in defeat for the Wolves.Boys SoccerRegion 14ROOSEVELT, Utah-Ryker Richards and Damian Reyes had 2 goals apiece and the Juab Wasps routed Union 7-0 in Region 14 boys soccer play Friday. Nathan Saez, Bridger Richards and Gage Olsen each added a goal apiece in victory for the Wasps. Wyatt Cunningham posted the shutout for Juab.last_img read more

UK roundup: Lancashire County Pension Fund, PIC, Hannover Re, RGA

first_imgThe announcement comes after the pension fund tendered for several transition managers.It said it was doing this as it reviewed “various aspects of the investment arrangements” within the fund.Lancashire also recently announced an investment fund merger with the London Pension Fund Authority (LPFA).The funds said they were investigating the possibility of creating a merged £10bn investment fund, as well as combining governance and administration arrangements.In other news, bulk annuity provider Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) has transferred more than £2bn of liabilities to reinsurers Hannover Re and Reinsurance Group of America (RGA).The reinsurance contracts were conducted over the course of 2014 and shifted risk from PIC to its counterparties.Over 2014, PIC signed several deals, including a £1.6bn buy-in with the Total UK Pension Plan.The company said its £2bn figure was the largest amount of reinsured risk conducted over the course of a calendar year and brings the insurer’s total to more than £7bn.Total’s £1.6bn of liabilities has been fully reinsured with Hannover Re, according to the company.Head of longevity risk Khurram Khan said the company would continue to use large and sometimes complex reinsurance deals to manage the differing aspects of the risk taken on.Liabilities transferred to insurers via bulk annuities are expected to exceed £11bn in 2014, as scheme funding levels improve and market forces encourage competitive pricing.PIC dominated the £7.8bn of liabilities written in 2013, accounting for more than 50% of the market.However, 2014 was dominated by Legal & General, which wrote more than £8.3bn in bulk annuities, including a £2.5bn buyout with TRW. The Lancashire County Pension Fund (LCPF) has tendered a consultancy framework agreement as it looks to review various aspects of its investment arrangements.The £5.3bn (€6.7bn) pension fund said it might make changes to its overall investment strategy, and that the framework agreement would cover eight different “lots” of services, including asset classes for public and private equity, real estate, infrastructure and credit.It will conduct a mini-competition between potential consultancies depending on where framework providers are selected for the different services.The framework agreement will last for four years, and the maximum number of participants has been set at 80.last_img read more

Area Girls & Boys Basketball Scores (12-12)

first_imgArea Girls & Boys Basketball ScoresTuesday  (12-12)Girls ScoresGreensburg  79     Oldenburg  23Batesville  37     Franklin County  31FC JV Won 29-20Jac-Cen-Del  60     North Decatur  43South Ripley  65     Switz. County  21Greenwood  54     Rushville  50Connersville  41     Muncie Central  30Edinburgh  50    Hauser  41Morristown  58     Greenwood Christian  52Boys ScoresFranklin County  47     Ross  39Lawrenceburg  52     Harrison  31Shawe Memorial  56     South Decatur  52last_img