Gardai investigating separate motorcyclist fatalities

first_imgWhatsApp Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Twitter [email protected] Previous articleLimerick news briefs Boots Night Walk, public procurement, US promotionNext articleBrakes applied to Uber’s Limerick pilot scheme Staff Reporter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai are still looking for a second man who fled from the stolen carGardai in Limerick are investigating the separate crashesGARDAI in Limerick are continuing their investigations after two men died off their motorbikes in separate crashes in Limerick over the weekend.Just minutes apart, but in different areas of Limerick, the two men died after their bikes left the road on Saturday evening.The first crash happened at Quinn’s Cross Roundabout near Mungret at 7.30pm where a Polish national, aged in his 50s, was seriously injured when the bike he was driving struck the roundabout.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The man was treated at the scene before being brought to the nearby University Hospital Limerick but he died a short time later as a result of his injuries.10 minutes later but in O’Malley Park, a 25-year-old man who was known to Gardai, died after the motorcycle he was driving left the road when it hit concrete bollards.The incident happened at 7.40pm and the man was initially treated at the scene by members of the Limerick City Fire and Rescue who were in the area dealing with a fire at a derelict house.The death of the two men comes just hours after Michael McNamara, a pedestrian who was struck by a car in Thomondgate, was laid to rest.Seven people have been killed on Limerick roads since the start of the year with three of those deaths occurring in the last week.As post mortems are carried out, Gardai in Roxboro are appealing for witnesses to contact them on 061 214 340.See more Limerick news here WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads NewsGardai investigating separate motorcyclist fatalitiesBy Staff Reporter – July 31, 2017 968 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival center_img Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print Advertisement Linkedin Facebook Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Johnny ‘Cupcakes’ Earle: Strange is good

first_imgBranding guru/innovator Johnny “Cupcakes” Earle has had a multitude of jobs over the years, from selling whoopee cushions to performing magic shows to peddling soda on the beach.Ultimately, he learned an important lesson. “I realized I could make money doing something that made me happy and others happy, too,” Earle said Sunday during the CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council Conference in Anaheim, Calif.Earle’s latest venture is an exclusive t-shirt brand, Johnny Cupcakes, that started as a joke but grew to be a multi-million dollar operation. He regularly uses innovative marketing and social media to get hundreds of people to camp outside his mock bakeries, which sell cutting-edge t-shirts instead of cupcakes.“We did this just for fun,” he said, “But word-of-mouth spread like peanut butter and all of a sudden people started asking to buy the t-shirts.”While there’s no obvious connection between t-shirts and credit unions, Earle offers several lessons he has learned that credit union marketers can embrace: continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Timothy ‘Boo-Boo’ L. Fenske

first_imgTimothy ‘Boo-Boo’ Lynn Fenske, age 57 of Batesville, Indiana passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at the Waters of Batesville.  The son of Albert and Lilly (Daugherty) Fenske was born on October 11, 1960 in Batesville.Tim or as most of his friends and family called him, Boo-Boo, worked for One Solution Logistics, a division of Honda in Greensburg, IN.  Boo-Boo always enjoyed going to the church bingo, yard sales and flea markets.  For years the softball fanatic loved playing and coaching various softball teams.  He also liked to fish and just basically enjoyed being outdoors.   No one ever had a bad thing to say about Boo-Boo.  He will be missed by many.He is survived by his daughters Cassandra Fenske and Nicole Fenske; grandchildren, Matthew & Kristopher Frazier and Brooklynn & Jazzalynn Howard; his fiancé, Sharron Holland, along with his sisters Suzanne Dickman and Karen Fenske.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Dan Fenske.Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-7pm at Meyers Funeral Home with Rosary prayer at 3:40pm.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00am on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at St. Louis Catholic Church.  Fr. John Meyer officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Louis Church Cemetery.Memorials may be given to the Batesville Food Pantry c/o the funeral home.last_img read more

Injured Montalbo shows leadership in La Salle win over FEU

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil On Saturday, Montalbo had seven points, three rebounds, four assists and three steals but did more than what his numbers show.“My leadership is there to contribute things that are not in the stat sheet,” Montalbo said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“That’s what’s needed. Not only coaches, but a leader inside the court as well,” said the skipper. “I’m glad and thankful to coach Louie (Gonzalez) because he trusts me to be a leader of this team.”Despite playing through pain, he was able to bring the Archers together to a victory against the Tamaraws in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament Saturday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum by keeping his team together. Celtics hand Pistons first loss of season Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title MOST READ View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDe La Salle team captain Kib Montalbo’s impact to the Green Archers goes beyond the stat sheet.The graduating guard, who’s having an up-and-down season due to a thumb injury, is averaging just 4.3 points per game.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college READ: La Salle stays in 3rd drops struggling FEU to 5th“Actually, it’s fractured. It’s painful. I jammed it three times,” said Montalbo, who injured his thumb in late September but returned earlier than expected, in Filipino.Due to his injury, Montalbo also said he had to make adjustments with his shooting form.“Just this week, I was looking at my stats and I shot just 1-of-17. I’m really having a hard time shooting because it hits my thumb so it’s hard,” he said.“But I just answered the coaches’ call that this team needs a leader. When I took a bath before the game, I said to myself we can do this. It’s a big game. We know what’s at stake,” Montalbo added in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crowncenter_img For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumlast_img read more

McKeon takes aim at college loan industry

first_imgIn the wake of revelations of deceptive practices in the college loan industry, U.S. Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon introduced a bill Monday to reform the way private lenders operate. The bill from McKeon, a Republican from Santa Clarita who is on the House Committee on Education and Labor, aims to establish codes of conduct for the college lending industry and improve disclosure for students. “This is an issue that there’s going to be a good amount of bipartisan cooperation on,” said Steve Forde, a spokesman for McKeon. Two months ago, committee chairman Rep. George Miller, D-Concord, introduced a bill similar to the one McKeon introduced Monday. The committee’s examination of the sometimes-cozy ties between lenders and universities comes as New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has publicized the results of his investigation on the topic. Interest rates on private loans can be as high as 19 percent, compared with 6.8 percent for the federal loans, according to Miller. The code of conduct McKeon presented in his bill would limit gifts and payments that lenders could offer financial aid officers at schools. Schools that recommend lenders would have to explain to students why it chose those lenders. “After months of revelations highlighting the extent of corruption in the student loan industry, we’re pleased to see that Mr. McKeon is now ready to work with us in protecting the interests of students and families,” said Rachel Racusen, a spokeswoman for Miller. McKeon lost the chairmanship of the Committee on Education and Labor when the Democrats won a majority in the last election. [email protected] (661) 257-5253 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Car dealer ordered to pay customer €17,500 for motor riddled with defects

first_imgA second hand car dealer has been ordered to pay €17,500 to a customer whose car was riddled with defects.Thomas Friel, trading as Modern Motors at Mountain Top in Letterkenny, didn’t defend the action when it came before Letterkenny Circuit Court.The court heard that John Patrick Gallagher, a pensioner from Dungloe, had spent €10,200 on the 2009 1.3L Vauxhall Astra in January 2012. However in March 2012 and again in May 2012 he returned the vehicle to the dealer for repairs under a seven-month warranty.Mr Gallagher told Judge John Hannan that despite water and oil leaks the problems weren’t fixed and Mr Friel had refused to give him his money back.He said gardaí told him in May 2012 that the car should be taken off the road.The following month – in June 2012 – Mr Gallagher commissioned an engineer’s report which found the Astra imported from the UK had a series of problems including: · warped front brake discs· it had been ‘clocked’ with the mileage put back 20,000 miles· it had been a company vehicle with visible signs of wear and tear· the car had suffered damage in a previou crash to the front of the vehicle· its bonnet repaired or replaced · a damaged cylinder head· damage to its pistons· battery was unsecured· the wiring harness was wrapped in insulating tape creating a fire hazard · the exhaust support bracket was missing· the centre pipe was the incorrect model· front tyres were prematurely worn due to poor alignment and steering.The engineer’s report valued the car at €500 for scrappage.Mr Gallagher told the court the car had been parked at his home for the past four years after Friel had refused to refund him his money.The pensioner said he was forced to buy another car for €1,800.Judge Hannan said most people would have considered the car ‘nearly new’ but it was clear it was not fit for purpose as advertised.He said that while the ‘buyer beware’ warning is valid, consumers shouldn’t expect this situation “if you are using a reputable dealer”.One the clocking of the car, the judge said: “We are unsure as to who is responsible for that but it is something the gardaí might want to investigate.”Judge Hannan said Mr Gallagher had been put through a great deal of stress and inconvenience and had been “put through the mill” with the added stress of seeing the car parked at his home for the past four and a half years.He ordered that Friel pay the pensioner €10,350 compensation and an additional sum of €7,150 for breach of contract, damages and inconvenience.He also ordered Modern Motors to pay costs in the case.The dealer was not in court for the case, a solicitor saying that he was ill and out of the country and not in a position to defend the case.Car dealer ordered to pay customer €17,500 for motor riddled with defects was last modified: October 6th, 2016 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more

Editorial: Giants’ principal owner owes fans a better explanation

first_imgCharles Johnson, the principal owner of the San Francisco Giants, owes fans a better explanation for his contributions to a senator from Mississippi who has come under fire for her racist remarks.Transparency is the price of doing business in the world of major league sports, especially here in the Bay Area where residents care deeply that they don’t lend financial support to bigotry.Charles JohnsonJohnson and his wife, Ann, each donated the maximum $2,700 to the campaign of U.S. Sen. Cindy …last_img

San Francisco Giants’ quest to find roster stability begins in starting rotation

first_imgMIAMI — Since Madison Bumgarner tossed seven innings in a 5-2 win over the Colorado Rockies on April 13, no Giants starter has pitched as many innings in a game.The 36 consecutive games in which Giants starters have failed to record at least seven innings is the longest streak in baseball and according to Stats, LLC, it’s the longest such streak for the franchise in the last 100 years.If the Giants are ever going to achieve their goal of finding roster stability, the streak must end soon.With …last_img

Why Warriors coach Steve Kerr is staying out of China-NBA debate

first_imgFor now, Warriors coach Steve Kerr is sticking to sports when it comes to commenting on Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey.Kerr, arguably the most socially conscious coach in professional sports, hesitated Monday night to jump into the international debate created by Morey’s tweet about China that also compromised the NBA’s massive business interests in that country.When asked if he had a reaction to Morey’s tweet supporting Hong Kong protesters in their ongoing battle with the …last_img