More arrests in Beary’s Cross murder investigation

first_imgNewsLocal NewsMore arrests in Beary’s Cross murder investigationBy admin – December 10, 2009 745 Twitter Linkedin Previous articleMeetings about meetingsNext articleMunster V Perpignan teams named admin Advertisement Emailcenter_img WhatsApp Facebook Print ANOTHER man was arrested last night in connection with the fatal shooting of Danny Fitzgerald. This brings the number of people in custody in relation to the incident to eight. Two teenage girls are among the eight in custody.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The 24-year-old was shot dead on Tuesday night near Beary’s Cross, on the Tipperary road.Gardaí say the murder is not connected to the other Limerick feud.last_img

The CUInsight Experience podcast: John Spence – Communication is key (#24)

first_imgWelcome to episode 24 of The CUInsight Experience podcast. Hosted by Randy Smith, co-founder and publisher of Today’s guest is John Spence is a consultant and coach to organizations all over the world. He works with startups and businesses in the Fortune 10. He’s been named as one of the top 50 leaders to watch by the American Management Association. He is committed to making the complex, Awesomely Simple. John and I discuss the importance of communication in all areas of life, but especially in business. John also walks us through the 5-steps to creating a culture of accountability. Communication is nothing if there is no accountability. In brief, clarity, managing expectations, agreement, track and post, coach, mentor, train, support, and celebrating success all lead to strong communication and strong, capable teams. Bonus! John reveals his four moments of truth: they are different for every organization. We discuss the food service industry. The food is amazing, the prices are reasonable, but the bathroom is disgusting, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? You look at a financial institution, your customers want it done right, it should be easy, they want to be treated well, and the whole thing should be easy!Listen today to learn how communication and accountability are the keystones to success in any business but especially in credit unions and banking. Deal decisively with mediocrity and you will inspire excellence. Subscribe on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, StitcherHow to find John:John SpenceAuthor, Speaker, Consultant and coach to startups and the Fortune [email protected] Twitter | LinkedIn | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeShow notes from this episode:Book mentioned: Awesomely Simple by John SpenceShout out: Dan Berger and Anthony Demangone at NAFCUShout out: Jack Welch, CEO of GECompany mentioned: Rockefeller FoundationTheory X – Leadership mindsetTED Talk: John SpenceBook mentioned: Good to Great: The Three Circles of the Hedgehog Concept by Jim CollinsApps mentioned: EvernoteJapanese word for hoarding books: TsundokuBook mentioned: The Prophet by Kahlil GiibranBook mentioned: A Strategy for Daily Living by Ari KievBook mentioned: Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor FranklShout out: Richard BransonPrevious guests: Dan Berger, Jill Nowacki (and episode 18)You can find all past episodes of The CUInsight Experience here.In This Episode:[00:06] – Welcome back to the show! Randy introduces John Spence this episode’s guest.[02:45] – Communication – the lynchpin of John’s beliefs in business and life.[03:29] – 3 words to define communication: open, honest, and robust![04:10] – Single most important thing that people look for in a leader – They ask great questions![05:08] – Life Hack – If what you’re about to say won’t add any value to the conversation, don’t say it.[06:35] – The biggest problem with companies is a lack of accountability and execution.[07:47] – Just because you can measure something, doesn’t mean you should![08:32] – “Ambiguity breeds mediocrity.” one of John’s favorite quotes![11:11] – How do you hold people accountable in your organization?[11:46] – 5-Steps to Creating a Culture of Accountability[16:25] – John shares his four moments of truth.[17:50] – John shares his path to his current success and breaking through his introversion.[20:34] – Ambiverts: people with the ability to soak through their shirts and love other people at the same time.[21:37] – Making organizations stronger keeps John motivated. He loves opening the door.[23:35] – John recounts his biggest mistake was causing a bottleneck by wanting to make all of the decisions and feeling like he was always right.[24:45] – Leadership has changed dramatically over the years — we discuss the history of leadership practices.[26:02] – “You become what you focus on and like the people you surround yourself with” – TED talk.[27:12] – John recounts his most memorable failure while at Rockefeller Industry.[29:04] – What was the basis for the three accountability steps he implements in his training?[31:30] – Messaging — value versus vision.[33:33] – Fly-fishing is what recharges John’s batteries[34:07] – First time John got into memorable trouble? Wrecking his car at 16![35:20] – John’s daily routine involves eggs and news.[36:04] – How does John keep up with study and action steps?[37:14] – Most impactful album — anything by Sister Hazel[38:13] – Recommended books — The Prophet by Kahlil Giibran, A Strategy for Daily Living by Ari Kiev, and Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl[39:07] – John’s links to 50 business books he recommends[39:25] – Japanese word for hoarding books: Tsundoku[40:00] – What’s most important and least important for John as he gets older?[41:20] – First person John thinks of when he thinks of success — Richard Branson[41:56] – John’s version/definition of success.[43:20] – John’s final thoughts for the world – Check out the podcast and his newsletter 62SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Randall Smith Randall Smith is the co-founder of, the host of The CUInsight Experience podcast, and a bit of a wanderlust.As one of the co-founders of he … Web: Detailslast_img read more

Italian Senate undertakes first moves at classifying & clarifying Blockchain

first_img Share StumbleUpon Share Soft2Bet continues new market drive with Irokobet launch August 26, 2020 TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach  August 27, 2020 Seeking to expand its regulatory frameworks for new technology disciplines, the Italian Senate Committee for Corporate Affairs has approved the nation’s first blockchain focused legislative directives.The draft mandate aims to deliver an initial legislative framework for technologies and IT systems, which operate financial transactions/engagements/exchanges through decentralised registries, ledgers or crypto-based protocols.Developing its first legislative proposals, the Italian Senate moves to further establish regulatory clarity on blockchain-based registrations, verifications, data-storage and ledger parameters.Strengthening Italian legal frameworks, the Senate’s mandate on blockchain legislations seeks to further identify a clear legal definition on ‘Smart Contracts’ satisfying the operational needs of Italian IT stakeholders, regulatory bodies and Italy’s Digital Agency.Should the mandate be approved and verified by the Senate Chamber of Deputies, Italy will become the second European Union member state to attempt to process governing blockchain regulations.In November 2018, EU member state of Malta passed multiple blockchain directives attached to its new ‘Virtual Financial Assets Act’ and the ‘Malta Digital Innovation Authority’.The Malta government states that it has become the first EU jurisdiction to implement a blockchain regulatory framework for internal l and international stakeholders.In its first publication for 2019, the European Market & Securities Authority warned multiple EU institutions that legislative consensus, policies and practices were needed to regulate/monitor blockchain and cryptocurrency verticals, to avoid the prominent risk of these technology disciplines becoming money-laundering vehicles. Related Articles Submitlast_img read more

Five things on Romelu Lukaku

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP |  Five things on Romelu Lukaku after Manchester United agreed a fee with Everton for the transfer of the Belgian striker on Saturday.Lukaku not lost in translationLukaku is fluent in six languages including Portuguese and Spanish. “I think education is very important. It was important for me to have my diplomas at school so I could also go to England,” he said in 2012. “Education is very important in Belgium and, if you didn’t do well at school in the week, you couldn’t play football at the weekend. You can have an injury and then you won’t play at the highest level any more. If you don’t have a diploma, what then?”Drogba his idol but with qualificationsHis idols are Ivory Coast legend Didier Drogba — who did make it big at Chelsea unlike Lukaku — and the Belgian international’s father Roger who was capped by the then Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo). However, Lukaku junior made it crystal clear in 2012 when Chelsea had sent him on loan to Premier League rivals West Brom that idols did not mean he wished to be compared to them. “Am I fed up being compared with Drogba? Yes,” he said. “In the beginning it was nice to hear that, but every player wants to make his own name. I want to make my own name. Drogba was my big idol and so was my father, who also played in Belgium. I want to be myself. I want the people to say “this is Roman Lukaku, not the new Drogba”.Dad the guiding lightAny in-depth interview with Lukaku reveals that his father Roger has had the most profound influence on his life whether it be in education or his football career. It was tough love but it has paid off big time. “Very strict,” Lukaku told in 2011 regarding his upbringing. “My father told me, ‘You must always have a goal and do everything to reach it’. Ever since I was six or seven, I wanted to be a professional footballer.” The Crying GameAs a teenager Lukaku and his schoolmates at Saint-Guidon Institute in Brussels were subject of a documentary ‘De School Van Lukaku’ (Lukaku’s School). Part of it filmed them on a trip to London and a visit to Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge Ground which left Lukaku overwhelmed. “Give me a ball and I will play here for five hours, What a stadium. If one day in my life I will cry, it will be the day I play here. I love Chelsea,” he says. The teacher accompanying the group urged a certain restraint from his pupil. “You can dream on later,” he says. Nevertheless undeterred Lukaku insists he is not fantasising. “This is not dreaming. I will do it. One day I will play here.”Spoils Fergie’s United farewellAlex Ferguson will be content for United they have secured such a talent and the legendary Scottish manager has good reason to recall the last time they crossed paths. It was Fergie’s last match in charge of United away at West Brom and at 3-1 up at half-time United looked set to give him a perfect send-off. However Lukaku being sent on as a second-half substitute changed it all. He scored almost immediately but United then went 5-2 up. However, three goals inside the last 10 minutes forced a remarkable 5-5 draw with Lukaku emerging with a hat-trick.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Even the Littlest Hands Help at the Fair Haven Firemen’s Fair

first_img“I wanted to show them that volunteering and service to others is part of life,” said Meg Chrisner-Keefe, who volunteers and brings her four children, ages 7 and younger, to help. The Fair Haven Firemen’s Fair, the annual fund drive for the fire department, runs through Saturday, Aug. 31. “It’s summertime so we’re competing with beach clubs, friends and, well, summer!” FAIR HAVEN – They arrive on foot, on bike and in their parents’ cars descending on the quiet fairgrounds at 8 a.m. Each morning up to 40 children of all ages and sizes come to pitch in to make the Fair Haven Firemen’s Fair, the oldest firemen’s fair in New Jersey, a culinary success. The help is invaluable, according to Nancy Ostrander, who coordinates the effort, keeping the young volunteers safe and equipped with tools. What’s become somewhat of a rite-of-passage for many, children as young as 2 will join in the community project. Parents accompany the littlest ones and often kids come every summer until they leave for college. When the rescue truck pulls up with the morning’s vegetables, the kids stand ready to shuck the corn, peel the eggplant, restock the condiments and bread the fish – whatever tasks are needed. The eager volunteers are rewarded with ride or meal tickets. Some tips for prepping food from the kids: If you’re breading fish, it helps if you like to eat fish. And for peeling the sometimes slippery eggplants, “get a good peeler.” By Judy O’Gorman Alvarez | Photos by Nancy Ostranderlast_img read more

All Cultures – Tony Eltakchi

first_imgEltakchi shares his story on how he became involved in the sport of Touch Football. Tony is from a Lebanese background and talks about how his parents didn’t understand what sport in Australia was and how he is helping to attract people from a multicultural background to the sport of Touch Football.To view the story, please click on the following link: To learn more about the Australian Sports Commission’s All Cultures initiative, please visit their website:

10 months agoMonaco coach Henry turns to Crystal Palace defender Sakho

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Monaco coach Henry turns to Crystal Palace defender Sakhoby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAS Monaco coach Thierry Henry is seeking Premier League signings to rescue their season.Deep in talks with Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas, Henry is also eager to strengthen his defenceL’Equipe says Monaco are this week moving for Crystal Palace defender Mamadou Sakho.The Frenchman has revived his career over the past year, playing his way back into the France squad this season.ASM are ready to test Palace’s resolve with a firm offer for Sakho after talks with free agent Pepe fell through last week. last_img


first_imgAdvertisement Since its inception in 1999, Quebecor Fund’s Television Production Assistance Program has supported 259 projects involving 81 production companies, 46 Canadian broadcasters and 34 foreign broadcasters with grants totalling nearly $77 million.Over that time, Quebecor Fund has distributed more than $67.6 million to support the multiplatform side of the projects funded under the Convergent Production component (which amounts to 72% of the total sums invested in multimedia by the participating production companies) and more than $7.8 million to support the television side of the same projects, for a total of more than $75.4 million in Convergent Production funding. Of the funding granted to date by Quebecor Fund to support television and multiplatform production, 26% has gone to programs for children/youth, 24% to documentaries, 40% to variety/performing arts, and 10% to drama. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With:center_img Counting this 3rd round of the Program’s new Support for the Creation of Intellectual Property component, launched in March 2017, Quebecor Fund has provided repayable grants totalling nearly $3.5 million to support development projects in all genres that have received a financial commitment from a recognized French-language broadcasting programming undertaking (BPU).PROJECTS FUNDED UNDER THE SUPPORT FOR CONVERGENT PRODUCTION COMPONENT:Odyssée sous les glaces / Under Thin IceGalafilm Productions inc.– Canadian broadcasters: CBC, CBC News Network, Documentary Channel (CBC), ICI Radio-Canada, ICI Explora (SRC), RDI (SRC)– International broadcasters: ARTE (France) and SWR (Germany)In Under Thin Ice, Mario Cyr and Jill Heinerth, two of the world’s leading expert scuba divers, take us on a journey of discovery to explore the splendour of the ocean’s life forms and how they are adapting to the transformation of their habitat by climate change. The digital component has two parts, both available in English and French: a series of 10 mini-documentaries with exclusive content complementing the TV show, and an interactive e-book for ages 8-12 about the animals of the Arctic, available as a mobile app.YaYa & Zouk IIToonDraw Animation inc.– Canadian broadcasters: ICI Radio-Canada and YOOPA (TVA Group)This series about invented worlds revolves around YaYa’s idiosyncratic reactions to his kid brother Zouk and all other stimuli. It takes little prompting for YaYa to enter a zany imaginary realm and take his delighted little brother with him. In season 2 of YaYa & Zouk, the digital component will look at the show’s content through a distorting lens and give it a wacky twist, just as YaYa & Zouk transform the mundane into something magical.BootcampAttraction Images inc.– Canadian broadcaster: V Télé (Groupe V Média)Every week on V, Québec’s most talented athletes compete in unique tests of physical prowess set in familiar Montréal locations. Bootcamp uses the city’s landmarks as a stage for extreme challenges of endurance, balance, strength, speed, accuracy and agility. In the digital component, training routines from Étienne Boulay and Émily Bégin will help viewers who feel motivated by the feats on the show get into shape (or back into shape) and test their limits, while the commentators take a humorous second look at one of the challenges on the weekly show.Quebecor FundQuebecor Fund was established through Videotron Ltd., which provides nearly $7 million annually in broadcasting distribution undertaking (BDU) contributions to the Canadian industry. Its mission is to support the development, production, marketing and export of high-quality content and its exploitation on various platforms. Thus far, Quebecor Fund’s programs have paid out a total of nearly $95 million.The Board of Directors is responsible for all decisions pertaining to the Fund, including its priorities, and is entirely and exclusively responsible for its funding decisions. The date of the next round of funding under the Television Production Assistance Program is Monday, October 1, 2018.For more information, please visit Advertisement MONTRÉAL, June 7, 2018 – The Quebecor Fund Board of Directors today announced the names of the Canadian production companies that will receive funding in the 36th round of the Fund’s Television Production Assistance Program following April 3, 2018 submissions. In this round, the Fund will disburse a total of more than $2.1 million. Of that amount, nearly $700,000 is being granted to the following producers under the Support for Convergent Production component: Galafilm Productions inc., ToonDraw Animation inc. and Attraction Images inc. The three selected productions will air on Canadian broadcasters CBC, CBC News Network, Documentary Channel (CBC), ICI Radio-Canada, ICI Explora (SRC), RDI (SRC), YOOPA (TVA Group) and V Télé (Groupe V Média). Under the Support for the Creation of Intellectual Property component, more than $1.4 million is being granted to six projects from Productions Squeeze inc., Productions KOTV inc., Média Ranch TV inc., Productions Déferlantes inc., and 9308-6932 Québec inc. (Anémone Films inc.). The broadcasters that are investing in the development of the projects are Télé-Québec, TVA, Canal D (Bell Media) and Société Radio-Canada. Twitterlast_img read more

Northern Manitoba band opens checkstop to nab illegal booze drugs

first_imgKathleen Martens APTN News“So, can we search your vehicle?” is not what you expect to hear entering a community in Canada.But that’s what greets you at the main entrance to Norway House Cree Nation in northern Manitoba.It’s part of a multi-thousand-dollar crackdown on illegal drugs and alcohol coming into the dry reserve.“If you refuse you have to turn around,” said security guard George Folster, one of the black-suited guards at the $600,000 station.The “voluntary searches” came into effect Feb. 24 as part of a sweeping safety bylaw, Folster added.Between March 1-22, a team of around-the-clock guards and safety officers checked 1,606 vehicles carrying 4,106 people.“It’s in our bylaw that everybody’s searched,” said Folster’s partner Fred Keam, “and we’re trying to enforce that bylaw.”The guards are equipped with handcuffs, pepper spray and batons. They are also in radio contact with the nearest RCMP detachment “in case something major happens.”The checkpoint opened in the midst of band elections last month. Some in the community of about 6,000 say it cost long-time chief Ron Evans his job.“It was brought up before the vote,” said Norway House member Jeff Muskego. “Some people don’t like it.“But the way I see it, this is very good for the community. Safety is Number 1.”Newly elected Chief Larson Anderson admits he’s coming in blind and only learning about the $500,000 annual operating cost now. His new band council plans to give the checkstop a few months before deciding its fate but says he’s not a fan.“My thoughts were it was a waste of money,” he said. “Our community has a lot of needs.”The brown brick building is equipped with computer monitors and surveillance cameras that wouldn’t be out of place at a real border crossing.Only, in this case, it’s approximately 450 kilometres north of Winnipeg.(This new, $600,000 checkpoint opened in February at the main entrance to Norway House.)Keam says they catalogue seizures before dumping booze at the side of the road and handing drugs over to the RCMP. He says they also keep a record of each vehicle and who was in it.“We want to have a clean, safe community,” he said. “There’s a lot of dangers out there.”And, some weapons.Guards say it was an exciting day when they recovered a .357 magnum someone threw into the bush near the checkpoint.“Since this checkstop’s opened I feel more secure at home,” added Muskego, a butcher at the community grocery store.“I see violence is kind of dropping a little. And I see there’s not that much activity now at nights.Dave Williamson, an instructor at the Norway House campus of the University College of the North, agrees.“The alcohol is a concern largely because of the violence that’s associated with it,” he said after consenting to a search of his car.“The drugs is a concern because of the gang activity that’s attached to it. This is a good starting point.”(Illegal alcohol seized on the dry reserve of Norway House in northern Manitoba.)Keam hopes the checkpoint succeeds despite the pushback.“Some people get aggressive towards us,” added Keam. “And they tell us, ‘No, you can’t do that. You have no right doing this to us. You’re not real officers.’“My response would be, ‘Well, everybody goes through it. It’s not just you.’”The security team already has a couple of files open that may lead to alcohol-related criminal charges.Keam says they’ve made 20 confiscations although he’s worried some drugs are still getting through.“Lately we haven’t been finding drugs. I wish we had a canine (officer) to help us,” he said.But Anderson says the checkpoint won’t stop contraband coming in via winter roads and summer waterways that surround the community on the bank of the Nelson River.He wants the Manitoba government to pony up some of the operating expenses from liquor tax on suds sold just outside the community.Keam says he grew up amid alcohol abuse in Norway House, which is home to about 6,000 people, and wants something different for his four-year-old son.“It’s kind of tough, too, when you have members from your own community trying to come through here saying, ‘You can’t search me ‘cause I’m from home,’” he said.“I say, ‘I may have to send you back or wait until the RCMP show up to do a search on you.’ Then most of them just get out and say. ‘Fine, do what you got to do.’”But he says that’s why the checkpoint was put in place. To help curb the number of calls to police, which he says numbered well into the hundreds.(Safety officer Fred Keam asks to search a vehicle driven by Dave Williamson.) Muskego says he’s for anything that cuts down on cocaine and meth amphetamine sold in the community, along with related gang activity, guns and alcohol use.But Anderson believes a trained squad targeting “known drug dealers” would be more effective than a checkstop. He says a five- to 10-member unit would enter band-owned housing and seal it until police arrive – an approach he says he is discussing with the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs.“We do want to stop the sale of alcohol illegally on reserve, as well as the drugs that are flowing into our community,” he said.In the meantime, motorists who are not from Norway House but need to pass through can transport a small amount of alcohol for personal use by showing [email protected]last_img read more

Greater Toronto home sales drop 16 per cent in 2018 fewer houses

first_imgTORONTO — The number of homes sold in Toronto and the surrounding area fell in 2018, along with the number of new listings hitting the market, as homebuyers and sellers grappled with a new reality of higher interest rates and stricter mortgage rules.The Toronto Real Estate Board says there were 77,426 residential transactions recorded through its Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system last year, down 16.1 per cent from 92,263 sales in 2017.The board says the total number of new listings was also lower, pulling back 12.7 per cent to 155,823 in 2018.Meanwhile, the average selling price for all property types in the Greater Toronto Area fell by 4.3 per cent to $787,300.TREB, which represents more than 52,000 real estate agents across the region, says the number of sales in December fell 22.5 per cent to 3,781, down from 4,876 in the same month a year earlier.The average sale price in December rose slightly by 2.1 per cent to $750,180 from $734,847 when compared to December 2017.The Canadian Presslast_img read more