Third man released from garda detention

first_imgAdvertisement NewsLocal NewsThird man released from garda detentionBy admin – March 2, 2010 525 A 51-year-old man that was being detained by gardai for questioning in connection with the murder of Daniel Treacy, has been released on Tuesday afternoon. Gardai arrested the man on the northside of the city last Thursday and was detained at Roxboro Road garda station. The man was released without charge, but a file is being prepared for the DPP. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Daniel Treacy was shot dead at the Topaz filling station on the Ennis Road on the morning February 22 last. One man, 29-year-old, unemployed, John Coughlan from Pineview Gardens, Moyross was charged on Monday night with the murder. Previous articleSpecial needs care workshops delivered by US expertsNext articleGive us a boat, plead firefighters admin Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Linkedin Facebook Print Emaillast_img read more

Hot penthouse sales fly in the face of apartment naysayers

first_img6/455 Adelaide St, Brisbane More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours ago6/455 Adelaide St, Brisbane“That end of the market there is such a limited amount of $3m plus properties sold in the city. There’s just been no availability. There’s such a confidence boost for the inner city. I’ve been in the inner city for 12 years now and never seen such confidence in the plus $1m range.”Both penthouses last night sold to local buyers, who have been hard-pressed amid strong interest from interstate and overseas, especially Singaporean and Chinese househunters.“We just can’t get enough of those types of properties, I’d take 10 tomorrow and sell them all.We’ve got 16 buyers from last night who are still looking.” 6/455 Adelaide St, Brisbane. Two penthouses sold under the hammer last night with a third at 462/30 Macrossan St, Brisbane believed to be in discussion.BRISBANE’S inner-city penthouses are defying apartment naysayers, with two selling at auction last night alone — one to locals who dialled in while having breakfast in Europe.Penthouses and sub-penthouses above $1-3 million were being snapped up as soon as they were declared on the market because the city had strong value-for-money compared to similar properties in other capitals, according to experts.Last night the 580sq m Bellagio penthouse at 6/455 Adelaide St sold under the hammer for $3.277m. As well the Quay West sub-penthouse at 2102/132 Alice St sold for $1.175m.The agent for both those properties, Brandon Wortley of Ray White New Farm, told The Courier-Mail he’d never seen anything like it in his 12 years of working the city. 2102/132 Alice St, Brisbane 2102/132 Alice St, Brisbane 2102/132 Alice St, BrisbaneMr Wortley said the Bellagio penthouse, which occupies two entire floors and has views towards the Story Bridge, attracted nine registered bidders last night.“It kicked off at $2m and rose really quickly in $100,000 rises. It got to $3.16m which was when it was called on market. It then sold for $3.227m.”“The owners were over the moon, they were stoked. They’d had close to 70 groups through the door during inspections. There’s been a lot of time and effort put into the sale.”He said the new owner of the Bellagio penthouse was bidding from Europe.“I think it was 8am or something there. They were on a romantic holiday so that was a nice gift for them.” He said the Alice St sub-penthouse had eight registered bidders last night, kicking off at $900,000 and was called on market at $1.05m.“It had 38 bids and sold for $1.175m, the owners are very pleased.”Post auction discussions were ongoing over a third penthouse that went under the hammer last night at 462/30 Macrossan St in the city.last_img read more

Joshua’s Unification Clash against Wilder on the Table

first_imgShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Matchroom Sport chairman Hearn believes Joshua will stake his claim as the world’s best heavyweight by defeating Klitschko and hopes he will end the year with a Las Vegas fight against WBC champion Wilder.“I think the dream is to unify the division,” Hearn told Sky Sports News HQ.“Politically, boxing is always difficult, because there are so many different governing bodies and so many different mandatories that inevitably at some stage you are forced to give up a belt, rather than have them all under control of one heavyweight.“I think the fight we would all like to see and assuming that Deontay Wilder can do a little better on his own promotion, because he’s not a big enough draw in America, let alone outside.“But the fight for me to close the year would be Deontay Wilder against Anthony Joshua in one of those barnstorming Las Vegas nights.”Tyson Fury was previously recognised as the No 1 in the division after defeating Klitschko on points and Hearn hopes he will return to the sport for a lucrative fight against Joshua.Joshua must first overcome Klitschko, who has vowed to regain two of his world titles, but Hearn expects the British champion to herald the start of a dominant reign in the division.Hearn said: “Wladimir Klitschko stands in his way on April 29 and I think it’s going to be a very painful night for Mr Klitschko, because I don’t know how you defend, or how you beat Anthony Joshua.“Too physically strong, too fast, and he hits too hard.”“Of course there is a certain Mr Tyson Fury, who one day is going to come back and is going to want to earn some serious money,” said Hearn.“The only serious money in the heavyweight division is Anthony Joshua and money talks in boxing.” Joshua must first overcome Klitschko, who has vowed to regain two of his world titles, but Hearn expects the British champion to herald the start of a dominant reign in the division. Anthony Joshua could target a unification clash against Deontay Wilder if he wins his Wembley fight with Wladimir Klitschko, says Barry Hearn.IBF champion Joshua can add the vacant WBA ‘super’ title when he faces Klitschko in front of an expected sell out crowd at the national stadium on April 29, live on Sky Sports Box Office.last_img read more

Top class Hayley wins stroke play title

first_img Hayley Davis put on a top class show to leave the field standing and win the English women’s stroke play championship by an impressive six shots at Tandridge in Surrey. The 21-year-old international from Dorset was applauded off the 18th green by the large crowd of spectators who gathered to watch her win her third English title with a 72-hole total of four-under par. It is her first victory in 18 months and she remarked: “I haven’t won anything for a while and it was really nice to do it with my mum, nan and granddad watching.” She adds this to the English women’s amateur championship, which she won at her first attempt as a 17-year-old, and the English girls’ title. “It’s lovely to have all three,” she added. Hayley (Image © Leaderboard Photography) received an additional prize for her triumph when she was made an honorary member of Tandridge Golf Club at the prize presentation. “That was a complete surprise and really exciting,” she said. Hayley was the only player to finish the event under par and she set up her win with a superb score of seven-under 64 in the third round. It powered her away from the field, giving her an eight-stroke lead with 18 holes to play. “This course is really good  but it’s tough and it was nice to have a bit of a buffer and not to feel that I had to go low again,” she said.  What she did was put on a display of excellent, controlled golf which sent a clear message to her rivals that she wasn’t budging from the lead. She parred 11 straight holes, had a birdie on 12 and a couple of bogeys on the closing holes to return a final round 72. She impressed the watching members with her skill on their quick, slippery greens and with her deft touch with the wedges. “I played good,” was Hayley’s verdict. While she marched steadily towards the title a battle royal was being played out for the place of runner-up. It was eventually won by Welsh international Becky Harries, who birdied two of the last four holes to finish the event on two over par. She was one ahead of Sarah-Jane Boyd (Truro) who shot a great closing 65 and of Meghan MacLaren (Wellingborough)  who was one-under for the final round. Fifth place went to French international Emilie Alonso who was 68, 67 for the final two rounds; while former champion Alex Peters (Notts Ladies’) won sixth prize, pipping Dulcie Sverdloff (Garon Park). Hayley also won the U21 and U23 trophies, while the U18 trophy went to 14-year-old Bel Wardle of Prestbury, Cheshire. Click here for the full scores 7 Aug 2014 Top class Hayley wins stroke play title last_img read more

EVERTON SLAP €30M PRICE TAG ON DONEGAL STAR SEAMUS AMID MAN UTD INTEREST

first_imgSeamus ColemanEVERTON manager Roberto Martinez has slapped a €30M pricetag on Killybegs man Seamus Coleman amid interest from both Manchester United and Arsenal.Reports in the British newspapers say David Moyes is keen to link up again with the player he signed for Everton.The player has not made any comment – but he is a huge Man United fan. Friends say if he is sold by Everton, he’d choose United ahead of Arsenal.The Sunday People says Moyes is set to offer his old Merseyside club €18M for Coleman to fill a gaping hole in the right of his defence.But Everton sources close to Martinez are quoted as saying that Coleman will not be sold “on the cheap.”Martinez has made it clear he will not accept a penny less than €30M for 25-year-old Donegal man who has already scored six goals for his club this season – more goals than any other defender in the EPL. Coleman is due to play for Everton against West Brom tomorrow night, where Aiden McGeady is expected to make his debut. EVERTON SLAP €30M PRICE TAG ON DONEGAL STAR SEAMUS AMID MAN UTD INTEREST was last modified: January 19th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:evertonManchester Unitedseamus colemantransfer marketlast_img read more

Who’s behind the Jon Gruden Twitter parody account?

first_imgThe real Jon Gruden has disappointed this season, to say the least, but the fake Jon Gruden has been right on point.While the 55-year-old trades his best player, leads the Raiders to an underwhelming 1-5 start and inspires fans to make a website counting down the milliseconds until his 10-year contract expires, a 26-year-old public relations and content specialist at a real estate investment firm in Ohio takes advantage.Justin Greear created the Jon Gruden Twitter parody account before the …last_img read more

Fifa inspection kicks off

first_imgTamara O’ReillyWorld football body Fifa, along with the 2010 Local Organising Committee (OC) is currently on a week-long inspection tour of South Africa to assess the country’s readiness to host the 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup.Taking place in June 2009, the cup is considered a dress rehearsal for the 2010 Fifa World Cup as it requires the country to be able to handle an influx of tourists and media as well as travel, accommodation and security for players.Known as the Champion of Champions tournament, the Confederations Cup is contested every four year by the winners of each of six Fifa confederation championships held across the world, along with the Fifa World Cup champion and the host country.“The 2010 Fifa World Cup is one project which gives hope to all of us,” said Dr Irvin Khoza, OC chair, at the launch of the inspection.“We have come a long way. Everybody’s convinced we’re doing a good job. We are only 18 months away now from the Confederations Cup and we’re happy with what we’ve achieved, which is there for the whole country to see.”This is Fifa’s fourth site inspection since South Africa was given the right to host the events, and only two more remain. Site inspections focus on space planning, or the way the stadiums and the areas around them are being prepared for the event.Of the six venues being inspected, four will be used for the Confederation Cup. These are Ellis Park in Johannesburg, host of South Africa’s victorious 1995 Rugby World Cup final, Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria, which regularly holds Springbok and Bulls Super 14 rugby matches, Rustenburg’s Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace and the Free State Stadium, home of the Cheetahs’ Super 14 rugby.First stop was Ellis Park and surrounds, both of which are still being renovated.“We are very excited with what we have seen at Ellis Park,” said Ron Delmont, head of Fifa in South Africa.“We look at things like spectator flows, the movement of players and access. We are now ready to sign off on a number of usage areas in the stadium and if this progress is replicated in other stadiums then I don’t see why this World Cup won’t be a success.”Fifa has already expressed their satisfaction at South Africa’s handling of the 2010 preliminary draw in November 2007, which saw several soccer dignitaries, media and fans converge in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.Useful linksFifaConfederations Cup African Cup of Nations CONMEBOLUEFA CONCACAFlast_img read more

Sithole, Montjane lift Gauteng Open titles

first_img3 May 2012 Thabang Lekhanyane of Thembisa made it two in a row when he won the junior final. The top seed beat second seed Mabel Mankgele 7-6 (7-3) 6-4 in the all South African final to add the title to his Acsa SA Open victory last week at Ellis Park. Sithole, who will line up at the Japan Open in two weeks’ time, is confident of a good performance in the Super Series event following his win in the Gauteng Open. ‘I can challenge’“The Japan Open will draw a lot of top seeds because it offers a lot of world ranking points,” he said. “If I can maintain my current physical and mental form, I am sure I can challenge in Japan and further improve my world ranking. SAinfo reporter “This has been a significant victory for me,” she concluded, “in terms of the mental aspect of the game. Each time I beat a world top 10 player, I’m getting stronger mentally and they will start seeing me as a threat.” Paralympic-bound Lucas Sithole cemented his world number nine ranking with a comprehensive victory in the Men’s Quads Singles final at the Airports Company South Africa Gauteng Open when he beat world number 10 Marco Innocenti from Italy 6-1 7-5 on Tuesday in Benoni. Kruger will be on Montjane’s radar when she and Sithole compete in the Super Series Japan Open. “Since the start of this season, my goal has been to get to at least sixth in the world and I’m just a few spots away. That goal looks a lot more positive right now.” ‘A great mental challenge’“He doesn’t move much, but is such a brilliant placer of the ball, and that was a great mental challenge for me. “If I can keep this winning form going, I’ll get inside the world top 10. That’s my goal for the Paralympics.” Montjane is ranked eleventh in the world, while Walraven occupies ninth place in the singles and second spot in the doubles.center_img “I move very fast on the court, but I sometimes don’t place well enough to counter a guy like that. Beating him at his own game, I feel like I now have the complete package to take to London.” South African star KG Montjane also scored a memorable win in the women’s singles, upsetting second-seed Sharon Walraven of the Netherlands 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 to lift the title. Double victoryMontjane enjoyed a double victory when she and doubles partner Kanako Domori from Japan defeated Walraven and Katherine Kruger from Germany 6-2, 6-1 in the women’s doubles final. DelightedThe Limpopo fourth seed was delighted with her victory. “I was incredibly nervous during the first set, because this was a very important match for me to win,” she said. But, once we got into the second set and the crowd got behind me, I found my rhythm and I became more aggressive, taking the game to her. “Marco has been among the top players in the world for at least the last 10 years and he is very experienced,” said the 25-year-old triple-amputee. Men’s singlesIn the men’s singles, second seed Ben Weekes of Australia upset Japanese star Takashi Sanada, the top seed, ranked tenth in the world, 6-2 3-6 6-4 to capture his fifth international title. “Once I had the match squared, I knew I could beat her in the third, but I had to fight some nerves again, trying to close the set. “I’ve shot up to 11th in the world rankings and I’m just 10 points below Kruger,” she said. “I’ve had her number so far this season and I’m going after her in Japan. Sithole said coming out on the winning side against a great strategist like the experienced Innocenti was crucial to his Paralympic preparations. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

In numbers: South Africa’s global competitiveness

first_imgMary AlexanderThe World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index ranks South Africa as the 56th most competitive economy out of 144 countries, the highest standing on the African continent (the island of Mauritius comes in at 39) and ahead of its Brics developing economy partners India and Brazil.While the country’s competitive rating has slipped from the 50th position it held in 2011/12, it still punches way above its weight in certain areas, particularly the development of its financial market. For the strength of its business auditing and reporting standards, and the regulation of its securities exchanges, South Africa is ranked first in the world.The full rankings are below.GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS INDEX – OVERALL INDICATORSPILLARSCORERANKGCI 2014–2015 4.456 Basic requirements (40.0%) 4.389 Institutions 4.536 Infrastructure 4.360 Macroeconomic environment 4.589 Health and primary education 4.0132 Efficiency enhancers (50.0%) 4.443 Higher education and training 4.086 Goods market efficiency 4.732 Labour market efficiency 3.8113 Financial market development 5.47 Technological readiness 3.966 Market size 4.925 Innovation and sophistication factors (10.0%) 4.137 Business sophistication 4.531 Innovation 3.643 GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS INDEX – DETAILED INDICATORSPILLAR 1: INSTITUTIONSITEMSCORERANK1.01 Property rights 5.6 201.02 Intellectual property protection 5.3 221.03 Diversion of public funds 2.8 961.04 Public trust in politicians 2.6 901.05 Irregular payments and bribes 4.5 481.06 Judicial independence 5.4 241.07 Favouritism in decisions of government officials 2.6 1041.08 Wastefulness of government spending 2.8 891.09 Burden of government regulation 2.8 1201.10 Efficiency of legal framework in settling disputes 5.2 151.11 Efficiency of legal framework in challenging regs. 4.9 91.12 Transparency of government policymaking 4.5 351.13 Business costs of terrorism 6.0 301.14 Business costs of crime and violence 2.8 1331.15 Organized crime 4.3 991.16 Reliability of police services 3.6 1021.17 Ethical behaviour of firms 4.7 351.18 Strength of auditing and reporting standards 6.7 11.19 Efficacy of corporate boards 6.0 31.20 Protection of minority shareholders’ interests 6.1 21.21 Strength of investor protection, 0–10 (best)* 8.0 10 PILLAR 2: INFRASTRUCTUREITEMSCORERANK2.01 Quality of overall infrastructure 4.5 592.02 Quality of roads 4.9 372.03 Quality of railroad infrastructure 3.4 442.04 Quality of port infrastructure 4.9 462.05 Quality of air transport infrastructure 6.0 112.06 Available airline seat km/week, millions* 1,117.0 282.07 Quality of electricity supply 3.6 992.08 Mobile telephone subscriptions/100 pop.* 147.5 252.09 Fixed telephone lines/100 pop.* 9.2 90 PILLAR 3: MACROECONOMIC ENVIRONMENTITEMSCORERANK3.01 Government budget balance, % GDP* –4.3 973.02 Gross national savings, % GDP* 13.5 1193.03 Inflation, annual % change* 5.8 1023.04 General government debt, % GDP* 45.2 773.05 Country credit rating, 0–100 (best)* 59.1 51 PILLAR 4: HEALTH AND PRIMARY EDUCATIONITEMSCORERANK4.01 Malaria cases/100,000 pop.* 32.5 274.02 Business impact of malaria 5.1 304.03 Tuberculosis cases/100,000 pop.* 1,003.0 1434.04 Business impact of tuberculosis 3.7 1364.05 HIV prevalence, % adult pop.* 17.9 1404.06 Business impact of HIV/AIDS 3.4 1364.07 Infant mortality, deaths/1,000 live births* 33.3 1054.08 Life expectancy, years* 56.1 1294.09 Quality of primary education 2.4 1334.10 Primary education enrolment, net %* 85.0 118 PILLAR 5: HIGHER EDUCATION AND TRAININGITEMSCORERANK5.01 Secondary education enrolment, gross %* 101.9 245.02 Tertiary education enrolment, gross %* 19.2 935.03 Quality of the education system 2.2 1405.04 Quality of math and science education 1.9 1445.05 Quality of management schools 5.2 245.06 Internet access in schools 3.2 1175.07 Availability of research and training services 4.5 445.08 Extent of staff training 4.9 18 PILLAR 6: GOODS MARKET EFFICIENCYITEMSCORERANK6.01 Intensity of local competition 5.5 366.02 Extent of market dominance 4.0 486.03 Effectiveness of anti-monopoly policy 5.1 146.04 Effect of taxation on incentives to invest 4.3 266.05 Total tax rate, % profits* 30.1 416.06 No. procedures to start a business* 5 326.07 No. days to start a business* 19.0 906.08 Agricultural policy costs 3.9 656.09 Prevalence of trade barriers 4.8 236.10 Trade tariffs, % duty* 6.0 766.11 Prevalence of foreign ownership 5.1 426.12 Business impact of rules on FDI 4.0 1046.13 Burden of customs procedures 4.1 626.14 Imports as a percentage of GDP* 40.7 856.15 Degree of customer orientation 4.6 676.16 Buyer sophistication 4.0 31 PILLAR 7: LABOUR MARKET EFFICIENCYITEMSCORERANK7.01 Cooperation in labour-employer relations 2.5 1447.02 Flexibility of wage determination 2.7 1397.03 Hiring and firing practices 2.1 1437.04 Redundancy costs, weeks of salary* 9.3 337.05 Effect of taxation on incentives to work 4.5 157.06 Pay and productivity 2.7 1367.07 Reliance on professional management 5.5 217.08 Country capacity to retain talent 3.7 507.09 Country capacity to attract talent 3.9 397.10 Women in labour force, ratio to men* 0.77 84 PILLAR 8: FINANCIAL MARKET DEVELOPMENTITEMSCORERANK8.01 Availability of financial services 6.1 68.02 Affordability of financial services 5.3 218.03 Financing through local equity market 5.4 38.04 Ease of access to loans 3.5 328.05 Venture capital availability 3.2 378.06 Soundness of banks 6.5 68.07 Regulation of securities exchanges 6.4 18.08 Legal rights index, 0–10 (best)* 7 43 PILLAR 9: TECHNOLOGICAL READINESSITEMSCORERANK9.01 Availability of latest technologies 5.5 399.02 Firm-level technology absorption 5.4 299.03 FDI and technology transfer 4.8 509.04 Individuals using Internet, %* 48.9 699.05 Fixed broadband Internet subscriptions/100 pop.* 3.1 899.06 Int’l Internet bandwidth, kb/s per user* 3.7 1269.07 Mobile broadband subscriptions/100 pop.* 25.2 74 PILLAR 10: MARKET SIZEITEMSCORERANK10.01 Domestic market size index, 1–7 (best)* 4.8 2410.02 Foreign market size index, 1–7 (best)* 5.3 3410.03 GDP (PPP$ billions)* 596.5 2510.04 Exports as a percentage of GDP* 31.3 92 PILLAR 11: BUSINESS SOPHISTICATIONITEMSCORERANK11.01 Local supplier quantity 4.8 4711.02 Local supplier quality 4.9 3811.03 State of cluster development 4.2 4411.04 Nature of competitive advantage 3.7 6211.05 Value chain breadth 3.8 6811.06 Control of international distribution 4.4 3511.07 Production process sophistication 4.5 3811.08 Extent of marketing 5.2 2411.09 Willingness to delegate authority 4.5 27 PILLAR 12: INNOVATIONITEMSCORERANK12.01 Capacity for innovation 4.3 3512.02 Quality of scientific research institutions 4.7 3412.03 Company spending on R&D 3.4 4812.04 University-industry collaboration in R&D 4.5 3112.05 Gov’t procurement of advanced tech products 3.0 11212.06 Availability of scientists and engineers 3.5 10212.07 PCT patents, applications/million pop.* 6.5 45last_img read more

Brian Hill to fill Senate vacancy

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Rep. Brian Hill of Zanesville was recently selected to the Ohio Senate to fill the vacancy created by U.S. Rep. Troy Balderson’s election to Congress. Previously serving the 97th District, Rep. Hill will now represent Fairfield, Hocking, Morgan, Muskingum and Guernsey counties, as well as portions of Pickaway and Athens counties.As a farmer himself, Rep. Hill has been a good leader and advocate for family farmers in the state. He’s had a sound, science-based approach to issues, and stayed focused on building partnerships among all stakeholders during his tenure as the Chair of the House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee.“We congratulate Rep. Hill on his new position,” said Scott Metzger, Ohio Soybean Association president and Ross County soybean farmer. “We’ve enjoyed working closely with him in the House and look forward to continuing that work with him in the Senate.”House Republicans will now select a successor to Rep. Hill in the 97th District.last_img read more