first_imgLimerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Previous articleWATCH: Highlights of Munster’s 30-5 win over CastresNext articleLimerick Boxers Sheehy & Casey are Belgian bound for international bouts Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Twitter Email Linkedincenter_img NewsCrime & CourtScammers show no love in LimerickBy Staff Reporter – December 10, 2018 1296 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Facebook Advertisement GARDAI are warning of a “romance scam” that has hit Limerick in recent weeks.Crime Prevention officer Sergeant Ber Leetch said the scammer pretends to be interested in a romantic relationship with somebody they intend to defraud.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “It usually takes place on online dating websites, but these scammers can often use social media or email to make contact too.“If you believe that you have been targeted, you should stop all contact and, if possible, keep all communication and any other evidence that could help identify the fraudster.“You should then report the events to your local Garda Station and the site where the scammer first established contact. Let them know the scammer’s profile name and any other details that could help prevent others being scammed”. TAGSCrimelimerickscammers Printlast_img read more

first_imgAirports recorded 1 thousand passengers or 404% more than in the same month last year.The largest passenger traffic was realized by Split Airport, with 472 thousand passengers (an increase of 17,6% compared to June 2017), followed by Dubrovnik Airport with 363 thousand passengers (an increase of 7,6% compared to June 2017) and Zagreb Airport with 331 thousand passengers (an increase of 6,6% compared to June 2017).RELATED NEWS:TWO BIDDERS ARE FIGHTING FOR THE CONTRACTOR OF THE STUDY OF THE ELECTRONIC TOLL COLLECTION SYSTEMCNTB IN COOPERATION WITH HAC WILL DISTRIBUTE COLD WATER AND PROMO MATERIALS AT BORDER CROSSINGS AND Toll STATION LUČKO In the period from January to July, the traffic on motorways amounted to 32 vehicles, which is 499% more than last year. With the increase in turnover, revenues to HAC and ARZ also grew.Thus, revenues this year are higher by 6,7% and amount to HRK 1,59 billion without VAT, while last year earnings from tolls on motorways brought revenue of HRK 1,49 billion. Also, this year it was decided that the summer toll tariff, which brought a 10% more expensive toll, started two weeks earlier, which certainly and further increased revenues.According to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), the number of passengers at seaports and airports increased in June.Thus, almost 9 million passengers were embarked and disembarked in Croatian seaports in the second quarter of 2018, which is the highest in that period in the last 5 years. Compared to the same period in 2017, this is an increase of 7,0%.The number of passengers on ferries and passenger ships in the second quarter of 2018 amounted to 8,5 million passengers, which is 6,8% more than in the same period in 2017. The number of passengers increased in ports with significant passenger traffic such as Split, Dubrovnik , Zadar, Cres and Supetar. 18,2% more passenger cars and 0,9% more buses were loaded and unloaded on ships compared to the same quarter of 2017.last_img read more

first_imgA significant minority of Irish pension schemes have failed to submit funding proposals, despite trustees now being nearly two years late.The Pensions Authority said in a statement that 30 defined benefit (DB) schemes had yet to submit any funding proposals as of the end of February.It said it was now deciding whether trustees would be ordered to reduce benefits to tackle deficits, or if the schemes would simply be forced to wind up.Releasing an analysis of actuarial data, the Authority said 551 DB schemes remained open to future accrual, while 152 were closed but continuing to make payments. Of the more than 700 schemes, 416 complied with the current funding standard, reporting an aggregate surplus of €3.9bn.Nearly 290 schemes remained in deficit, with their €22.1bn in assets falling nearly €5bn short of meeting liabilities.The Authority said that, of the 287 schemes in deficit, 30 had yet to submit any funding proposal.While the figure is a significant reduction over the more than 70% of schemes that missed the initial 30 June 2013 deadline – a figure that had fallen to around 40% by August that year and further to 56 by April 2014 – it still meant more than 10% of funds in deficit were 20 months late in meeting regulatory requirements.The figures also underlined the significant fall in the number of total schemes, down from 933 in 2012 and 890 in 2013.Brendan Kennedy, the head of the regulator, nevertheless praised the marked improvement in funding across the DB universe.“The position shown whereby 59% of DB schemes meet the funding standard is a considerable improvement over recent years, though it must be remembered that this improvement is the combined result of multiple factors, including the closure of some schemes, and benefit reductions and contribution increases in most of the remaining schemes,” he said. In the most exhaustive and authoritative breakdown of Irish DB assets released to date, the regulator also disclosed that nearly 60% of the sector’s €51.9bn in assets was invested in real assets.Overall, the funds had 41.7% in equities, 31.3% in EU sovereign debt and a further 6.9% in other bonds.The “other” asset category – comprising hedge funds, commodities, derivatives and annuities, among other things – accounted for 12.6% of assets, with a further 4.2% in property and 3.1% in cash.Kennedy was pleased the DB industry’s overall exposure to equities had declined but expressed concern that trustees were relying on equities to meet liabilities.“This strategy entails considerable risk, which will fall especially on the younger members of the schemes,” he said.“High risk is not an appropriate approach to take where the benefits cannot otherwise be afforded.”The regulator has previously said schemes seemed to begrudge de-risking, adding later that their unwillingness to de-risk remained a “significant concern”.Read Brendan Kennedy’s views on the future of the Irish pensions market,WebsitesWe are not responsible for the content of external sitesLink to Pensions Authority datalast_img read more

first_imgTipperary manager Eamon O’ Shea couldn’t tell whether or not their late free in the All-Ireland Hurling Final had won them the game.The Premier County will have to do battle with Kilkenny once again, after the two played out a draw at Croke Park last Sunday week.Tipp rallied back late on to draw level with the Cats- and a late free from John O’Dwyer could have won them the Liam McCarthy Cup, only for Hawkeye to rule that his effort from 97 metres had gone agonisingly wide of the post. But O’ Shea says he would never doubt O’Dwyer’s accuracy or ability – from any distance.last_img read more