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Schools told to close next week

first_imgFacebook Advertisement Twitter THE Minister has told all primary and post-primary schools to close on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week due to the bad weather. The Minister for Education and Science, Batt O’Keeffe TD, took the decision following a meeting on Friday of the Government’s emergency planning group and in the context of the poor weather outlook for the coming days.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Minister O’Keeffe said: “I took the decision to close all schools based on my concern for the health and safety of school children”. “While it may be that some schools would have been in a position to open depending on the weather, I consider on balance that the responsible and prudent approach at this stage is to close schools in the interest of safety”.Minister O’Keeffe stressed that the decision will not affect the local decision-making powers of school boards of management.Higher education institutions will make their own decisions on whether to open based on local roads and weather conditions.The great majority of principals have welcomed the fact that the minister has provided direction said Seán Cottrell, IPPN Director. However, the Minister’s announcement has received a mixed reaction from many parents.  While some will welcome a few additional holidays, others will struggle with the additional childcare.  “Likewise, teachers will welcome the break from the danger of travelling, but fear they may have to make up these days during the Easter or summer holidays,” added Mr Cottrell.Some principals have stated that conditions in their area did not present a safety hazard and they had near full attendance in the last two days. Their Boards of Management were confident in deciding to stay open and indicated that they wished to retain the power to make decisions for their own schools as they are entitled to do on all such matters. Email NewsLocal NewsSchools told to close next weekBy admin – January 8, 2010 540 center_img WhatsApp Linkedin Print Previous articleTeams named as Munster await weather developments – Leinster match called offNext articleLocal authority takes action on wintry conditions adminlast_img read more

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Revenue seize cigarettes in Limerick raids

first_img TAGSChinesecigarettescustomsEightHarveylimerickRevenueSeptwolfsniffer dog Officers from Revenue’s Customs Service seized a total of 24,000 cigarettes with a retail value of over €11,000 in two related operations in Limerick.On Thursday last, a package containing 12,000 ‘Septwolf’ and ‘Eight’ cigarettes was seized. This consignment had been declared as ‘hangbags’ which had been consigned from China to an address in Limerick city.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In a follow up operation on Friday afternoon, a further package was detected by Revenue sniffer dog, Harvey. This package, containing 12,000 ‘Septwolf’ cigarettes had also been consigned from China, but to a different address in Limerick city, and this time had been declared as ‘shoe samples’.A Chinese man in 20’s was questioned by Officers from Revenues Customs Service and is currently being questioned by Gardai at Henry Street Garda Station.The investigation is on-going with a view to prosecution.Anyone with information regarding the smuggling or sale of illegal cigarettes or tobacco, should contact Revenue in confidence on free phone number 1800 295 295. Advertisement Twitter NewsRevenue seize cigarettes in Limerick raidsBy Editor – August 31, 2014 656 Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Revenue Seize Cigarettes at Shannon Airport Linkedin Previous articleMotorbike challenge saves Limerick school for deafNext article€40,000 Limerick City of Culture boost to Elemental Editor Facebook Email Revenue Seizes more Cigarettes in Limerick WhatsApp Ollie sniffs out €300k Shannon airport drugs haullast_img read more

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5th Manhasset Jewelry Shop Robbery Suspect Nabbed

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York U.S. Marshals have apprehended a fifth suspect wanted for the brazen armed robbery of a Manhasset jewelry store two years ago, Nassau County police said.Christopher Evans, 28, of Brooklyn, was arrested Wednesday and charged with robbery and criminal use of a firearm.Police said Evans was the only suspect who escaped authorities that chased the quintet after they allegedly robbed the London Jewelers on Northern Boulevard of Rolex and Breitling watches on Oct. 14, 2011.Javon Gamble began serving a prison term of 21 to 25 years for the crime this month. Leroy Nelson pleaded guilty to robbery May 3 and will be sentenced June 7. Reggie Fowler pleaded guilty in April and will be sentenced Friday.Alleged getaway driver Samuel Cephas has been held without bail since he pleaded not guilty after his arrest. He is due back in court June 7.Evans will be arraigned Thursday at First District Court in Hempstead.last_img read more

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Danish roundup: LD, Nordea, ATP

first_imgThis is the second time LD has put out its equity mandates to international competitive tender, with a total of DKK14bn of mandates being awarded this time.LD said today’s portfolio managers actively drew on information from risk managers when making their daily decisions, with risk management having become a strategic discipline.They are not afraid of risk, it said, but rather do not want to be surprised by unknown risks.Anderskouw said equity managers had taken serious account of the wishes of LD customers in the tender.“This is true not only on the risk side but also in areas such as responsible investment practice,” she said.“And it is particularly good to see that equities managers have revised their own bonuses.”She added that the managers were now putting the emphasis on sustainable returns.Earlier this month, MFS Investment Management and Fisher Investments won a global equities mandate and an emerging markets mandate from LD.In March, Carnegie Asset Management and Impax Asset Management won mandates for Danish equities and environment and climate, respectively.LD manages assets of around DKK53.3bn.In other news, Nordic and Baltic banking group Nordea said it reaped a DKK3.5bn gain from selling its stake in Nordic financial payments provider Nets, as ATP’s consortium completed its DKK17bn purchase of the firm.The consortium – comprising Danish pensions giant ATP and private equity firms Advent International and Bain Capital – announced the completion of the acquisition following approval from Danish, Norwegian, Finnish and EU regulatory authorities.Nordea said it was selling its 20.7% stake in Nets Holding to the consortium, gaining DKK3.5bn.Before the completion of the deal, Nets was owned by more than 180 separate banks.ATP and its joint venture partners announced the all-cash private equity investment deal in March.John Helmsøe-Zinck, managing partner at Via Venture Partners – the management company for ATP’s IT investments and a board member of Nets – said the company would now have the financial resources and operational expertise to make the big investment necessary to make sure it remained a market leader.“We are committed to accelerating the company’s growth and enabling the company to strengthen its international position,” he said. Denmark’s Lønmodtagernes Dyrtidsfond (LD) has praised the asset management sector, saying it found a higher quality of investment work and risk management when it conducted the pension fund’s latest DKK14bn (€1.9bn) round of equities outsourcing.Bente Anderskouv, head of equities at LD, said: “There are many particularly skilled equities managers throughout the world, and the most capable have even increased the quality of their investment work over the last few years.”LD, which manages a non-contributory pension scheme for Danes, based on cost-of-living allowances for workers granted in 1980, has recently awarded four equity mandates as part of an exercise to renew the outsourcing of most of its asset management.Anderskouv has spent more than a year working first on establishing LD’s equity strategy and then on the selection of the equity managers the pension fund would work with in future, LD said.last_img read more

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first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 3, 2016)–There is a massive two-day Pick Six carryover of $378,187 into Thursday at Santa Anita, and according to track officials, it’s expected Thursday’s total Pick Six pool will exceed $1.5 million.With a carryover of $80,409 fanning the pari-mutuel flames on Sunday, $557,396 in “new money” was bet into the Pick Six, creating a total pool of $935,583.Santa Anita will present an eight-race program on Thursday, with the Pick Six covering races three through eight. First post time is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates will open at 10:30 a.m.For additional racing information throughout the week, please visit santaanita.com, or call (626) 574-RACE. –30–last_img read more