1,300 jailed for fines non-payment

first_imgNewsLocal News1,300 jailed for fines non-paymentBy admin – May 10, 2012 698 MORE than 1,300 people – many cash-strapped – were sent to Limerick Prison last year for failure to pay fines imposed for road traffic offences and non-payment of the TV licence fee. It has emerged that a growing number are contacting a local debt support organisation in fear their children will be put into care when a prison sentence is the only option open to them.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Figures obtained by the Limerick Post show that 895 men and 448 women were sent to jail in 2011 for non-payment of fines imposed by the court,  mostly for offences such as speeding and road tax. And this figure may be even higher, as the Prison Service has yet to finalise information for 2011. A custodial sentence ranging from five days to a month, can be applied by court judges to those who default in payment of a fine. Prison Service sources confirmed that defaulters are usually processed and sent home the same day, but some do spend a night in custody.One Limerick man spent a day in a holding cell with six others who had defaulted on fines.The man – whose business collapsed in the recession  – said he simply didn’t have the €600 to pay a fine. The holding cell, he added, smelled of urine.“Of the seven of us, five were of unblemished character, without a single criminal conviction. And all were in custody because of the recession; we couldn’t pay court fines. Six were in for minor traffic offences”.Said Seamus Sherlock, founder of Life After Debt, the Limerick Organisation for people in financial trouble.“I have calls from people terrified about the prospect of prison. I try to tell them that it will more than likely be for a few hours, but all they can see is the word ‘prison,’ WhatsApp Previous article“I want to be the best in the World” Keith EarlsNext articleVaradkar gives ‘wings’ to Shannon Airport admin Facebook Twitter Linkedin Print “I had one from a woman who was petrified. She saw herself in jail, her children in care and her family home gone. She was frantic with no way of paying the fines, and no matter how I tried to convince her those things wouldn’t happen, she was still terrified”.Mr Sherlock says that something has to be done. “The judges hands are tied but it would be much better if people were to do community service. It would be productive, at least”. Solicitor, John Devane, said that the safest thing is not to keep people in prison unnecessarily for such minor matters because the prison is so run down. Advertisement Emaillast_img read more

2 Shot Outside Central Islip Bar

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An early-morning shooting outside a Central Islip bar Saturday sent two men to the hospital with gunshot wounds, Suffolk County police said.Shots rang out just before 5 a.m. after an altercation between a group of people standing in the parking lot of Aura Lounge on West Suffolk Avenue, police said.Gunfire struck 30-year-old Darryl Jackson of Brentwood in the foot and 47-year-old Cleon Norwood in the stomach, police said. Jackson was admitted for treatment and Norwood underwent surgery and is listed in serious condition, police said.Detectives ask anyone with information regarding the shooting to call the Third Squad at 631-854-8352 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.last_img read more

AFN Slams Six Months Ban on Gloria Asumnu

first_imgTeam Nigeria’s track and field sprinter, Gloria Asumnu, has been suspended from all International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) organised competitions for six months.A statement signed by the AFN’s Head of Communication and Media, Olukayode Thomas, said the board was left with no option than to suspend Asumnu because of her unruly behaviour during and after the last 14th IAAF World Championship in Athletics in Moscow, Russia .“It is unfortunate that even after she was cautioned by the disciplinary committee set up during the championship to investigate the initial allegations leveled against her, Asumnu appeared to have been unperturbed.“She further refused to participate in the 4x100m and even went ahead to make further uncomplimentary remarks on the social media. This contravenes the code of conduct and ethics of the federation and is totally unacceptable,” said Thomas.Consequently, the board decided that Asumnu be suspended from all AFN and IAAF organised activities for a period of six months effective from August 2013.Thomas said; “Asumnu is also required to formally tender appropriate apology to AFN for her unruly conduct before the expiration of this suspension.”The AFN board spokesman urged other athletes to learn from Asumnu’s mistake and be good ambassadors of the federation and Nigeria at all times as the board will not hesitate to sanction any unruly athletes.last_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2017) – The best in the West will come together for a one day only Chili Cook-Off competition at Santa Anita Park on Feb. 18. For the second year in a row, teams and vendors will battle it out for the Championship Title awarded at The Great Race Place. This International Chili Society (ICS) sanctioned event will kick off a year-long series of competitions across California, and crews are already ready and raring to go with fresh and already accomplished recipes.As the competitive juices flow, the stunning San Gabriel Mountains will serve as a scenic backdrop to a day chock-full of action and live Thoroughbred racing will add some spice to an already sensational Trackside event.Competition categories include:Red ChiliGreen ChiliSalsa“People’s Choice”“Most Tasted Dish”New this year – The ICS will welcome novice chefs and enthusiasts alike with the “anyone can enter” division designed for any willing and able chili aficionado.Fans are invited to sample and vote for the “People’s Choice” award which will benefit the Foothill Unity Center, a place for real hope and possibilities for those in crisis.$30 Package Includes:Ten (2 oz.) chili tastingsOne craft beer or wine selectionSanta Anita Park snapback ball capClub House admissionAccess to Trackside Event and seatingRacing ProgramWagering tip sheetTo purchase tickets to the Chili Cook-Off Trackside Event, visit: http://www.santaanita.com/events/santa-anita-chili-cook-off/Benefiting: http://foothillunitycenter.org/home/about/Presented by: Fire It Up! Events http://fireitupevents.com/Media contact only: Ric Gilbert – [email protected]last_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — April 13, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest 180413_RyanMartinWarm air continues to surge north across the state today. Temperatures will be a good 10-15 degrees above normal, fueled by strong south winds averaging 15-30 mph. However, clouds will be on the increase today, as we get closer to moisture from our approaching frontal boundary. That moisture should hold off in most places until tomorrow.Significant rains are here for the weekend. Saturday and Sunday we have combined rain totals of .1”-2.5” with coverage at 90% of the state. To get into the upper part of the range, you will need to have a few stronger thunderstorms, and we think that the best shot at those will be in west central and NW Ohio. There is a fairly good strong to severe weather threat for late tomorrow afternoon and overnight, and a second chance late morning to midday on Sunday. Rains will come and go tomorrow, and we expect some significant holes in the coverage to be seen through mid-afternoon. But, then things fill in a lot more, the closer we get to the cold front itself. Behind the front, significantly colder air blasts in Sunday late afternoon and evening. In fact, we expect lingering moisture to change over to and end as some sloppy wet snow Sunday night, and we can’t rule out on and off wet snow for Monday. Strong northwest winds will be at 15-30 mph overnight Sunday night and Monday, and temps will be back to 10-12 degrees below normal at least, perhaps 15 degrees below normal in spots. The map above shows total precipitation through Monday morning.While clouds and cold air dominate Monday, we should see better chances for sunshine Tuesday, but it stays cool.The cool air holds through most of the rest of the week. AT midweek on Wednesday we have a light rain back in the forecast, with showers over northern Indiana that produce up to .25” of liquid. We do expect rain, not snow from this event. South of I-70, we see nothing, and may even see some sunshine. We are dry to finish the week.AT the end of the 10 day period, we have our next front arriving for the 22nd with rains of half to 1.25” For the extended 11-16 day window, we have 2 more systems, one on the 25th with .25”-1” rains, and finally, a strong low coming out of the plains for the 28th with .5”- 1” rains. Coverage from all three systems will be around 70% to 80% of the state. This forecast, as it currently sits, continues to have not quite enough dryness in-between systems to see significant field work through the end of April.last_img read more

How To Invest In Your Personal Growth When You Are Broke

first_img Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now Anonymous writes: “I want to improve myself, but I don’t have any money to invest in programs.”Even though you may not have a lot of money right now, you have to invest as much as you possibly can in your personal and professional development. In fact, if you don’t have money now, you should invest so much that it is uncomfortable for you. It’s the fastest way to change your financial situation—forever.But let’s look at what you can do with little to no money.You are the primary asset you have with which to generate all of the results in your life. And, happily, you own that asset free and clear. But the asset that is “you” isn’t worth what it could be, and this true no matter who you are and no matter what your present value is now. You are like a large plot of land; you aren’t as valuable as you might be until you start making improvements.So where to begin when you don’t have much to invest? Not to worry. You only need to invest your time and your energy.First, the Internet is the greatest, free personal and professional development resource in the known Universe. Maybe you want to improve your sales skills. Maybe you want to learn to be a better sales manager. Maybe you want to learn how to build a community. Maybe you want to improve your mindset. Maybe you need to be more resourceful, more creative. Maybe you want greater business acumen. It’s all here, and it’s all free.You can also download eBooks on virtually anything that interests you. Some smart people post PDFs and PowerPoint presentations you can download and study.Second, let’s say you can scrape together $90. That’ll buy you about four books. Or you could buy a Kindle from Amazon.com and reduce the cost of almost every book you read from that point forward to about $9.99. More still, your reader will let you highlight passages, take notes right in the book, and it will create Kindle page where you can store them for future reference. For less than $10 and 6 hours of your life, you can learn something from someone who spent the better part of their life studying, learning, and writing about their chosen subject.Maybe you want to listen to people speak about some subject that might enhance your overall knowledge of how the world works. You can find a master class on creativity, gamification, drive, market segmentation, or leadership. All of this and more is only a few mouse clicks away.Of all of the investments you can make, none will produce a greater return. The time you spend developing yourself personally and professionally will increase your earnings and the quality of your life for the rest of your life. And even if you have a college education, there is no reason to stop learning, to stop developing, and to stop growing.Invest in yourself.QuestionsWhat do you need to learn?What would your own personal or professional development plan need to look like to learn what you need to know now?How much money would you need to invest to study a half an hour a day?What’s stopping you from making investments?last_img read more

Shillong clubs rule in Federation Cup

first_imgIt was a day when the clubs from Shillong dominated their big brothers at the Federation Cup.While Royal Wahingdoh defeated Churchill Brothers 2-1 at the Balewadi Sports Complex, in Pune, another Shillong out-fit Lajong FC stunned Mohun Bagan 3-1 at the same ground on Monday.Wahingdoh Skipper Seityasen Singh gave his team the lead in the 29th minute. Jackichand Singh doubled the lead in the 53rd minute with a solo effort from the mid-field. Henry did pull one back but it was a bit too late.In Lajong’s match, Lalhimthara took his team forward in the 45th minute only for Odafa Okolie to restore parity in the 58th minute. Johnny Meyongar put Lajong ahead again in the 74th minute with James Gbilee scoring the third in the 81st minute. With this defeat Bagan’s journey in the Federation Cup ended.In other matches, Dempo beat Mohammedan Sporting 3-1 in Kolkata while defending champions East Bengal defeated Pune FC 2-1.Ranti Martins opened the account for Dempo in the third minute. Clifford Miranda then doubled the score with Koko Sakibu scoring the third. Stanley in the 66th minute. In the other match, East Bengal’s Scottish recruit Alan Gow put them ahead in the 42nd minute. Jeje Lalpekhlua equalised for Pune in the 57th minute but in the 82nd minute Robin Singh struck the winner.last_img read more

10 months agoPochettino can sense stronger mentality from Spurs players

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Pochettino can sense stronger mentality from Spurs playersby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says he can sense a stronger mentality from his players this season.Pochettino believes his players need to adopt a strong mental toughness to add to their fluent passing football.”In the last four of five years we play so well, the people enjoy a lot watching us but we need in some moments to be, I don’t know if the word is naughty, but smart in how you compete and that we still miss. But we have the opportunity in the next few months to show we are capable to be more competitive,” he said.The Argentine feels his team have progressed considerably from the May 2016 league game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in which they lost a 2-0 lead and drew 2-2, which handed the 2015-16 title to Leicester.”We were nice kids playing football, now we are more mature, more competitive,” he said. “We will see if that is enough to win titles. We grow a lot in the last five years and I think this game was important to learn a lot.” last_img read more

3 days agoJoao Cancelo believes he can win Champions League with Man City

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Joao Cancelo believes he can win Champions League with Man Cityby Paul Vegas3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJoao Cancelo believes he can win the Champions League with Manchester City. Cancelo joined City from Juventus in the summer and, after a settling-in period at the Etihad, he is set for a fourth successive start tonight against Atalanta.”I’ve been aiming to win this competition since I was a child,” Cancelo said. “I came here because it’s my type of football. Man City is one of the teams that can win the Champions League.”Cancelo has previous experience of Gian Piero Gasperini’s side, having faced them with Juve in Serie A.”I believe we are both strong teams, all the teams in the Champions League are strong teams and I believe it will be a lively, interesting match,” he said.”I hope we will get the three points because if we get up to nine points it will put us in a secure position in the group.” last_img read more