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 Reporter 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_img“Further clarity may also be needed so that public shareholders have full confidence that proposals are not being unduly influenced by the well-known relationships between Sky and 21st Century Fox,” the LAPFF said in a statement.Sky non-executive directors John Nallen and Chase Carey both have roles at Fox, as CFO and vice-chairman, respectively.Most notably, Sky chairman James Murdoch is also chief executive at Fox.Also on Sky’s board are AP7 vice-chair Adine Grate and Aberdeen Asset Management chief executive Martin Gilbert.Thomas Moore, a UK equities fund manager at Standard Life Investments, said in an interview with the BBC that the current price was not sufficient for shareholders.He said he hoped the independent directors such as Gilbert would “step up and put forward a strong case that this bid undervalues the company”.Elsewhere, the aggregate deficit of UK private-sector defined benefit schemes improved by nearly 30% during November, according to the Pension Protection Fund (PPF).The total shortfall across the 5,794 schemes in the PPF’s 7800 index was £194.7bn at the end of last month.At the end of October, the figure was £275.9bn. The overall funding ratio rose to 88.1%.The improvements stemmed from a rise in Gilt yields following the election of Donald Trump as US president, causing liabilities to fall.Most major equity markets fell in sterling terms during November.Liabilities have also fallen due to a change to the PPF’s calculation methods, introduced at the start of this month.Andy Tunningley, head of UK strategic clients at BlackRock, warned that “the gains of recent months only bring funding levels only slightly above where they were at the start of the year”. He added that 2016 had been “another lost year for many pension funds”.Tunningley said pension funds should not rely on longer-term rises in yields, as there was a “huge” imbalance between supply and demand for government debt. He said: “Pension funds cannot rely on rising yields to escape their funding holes – most pension funds should hedge more interest rate and inflation risk than they currently do.”In other news, BNY Mellon has won a contract to supply custody, accounting and depositary services for the Local Pensions Partnership’s (LPP) £5bn global equity fund.The fund – LPP’s first since it established its pooling project – was announced at the start of November.It comprises internally managed equities for the London Pension Fund Authority and Lancashire County Pension Fund, as well as mandates run by MFS Investment Management, Robeco and Magellan.Finally, the UK government has launched a review of auto-enrolment for next year.The Department for Work and Pensions announced this week that the review would focus on self-employed workers and people with multiple jobs.It will also “examine” the 0.75% charge cap imposed on auto-enrolment defined contribution schemes.Almost 7m people have been enrolled into a pension fund since auto-enrolment came into force in October 2012.By 2018, all employers will be required to have some form of pension fund for employees. The Local Authority Pension Fund Forum (LAPFF) has warned directors of broadcaster Sky not to undervalue the company as it considers a bid from 21st Century Fox.Fox and Sky have agreed a price of £10.75 (€12.86) per share, valuing the company at more than £18bn.Kieran Quinn, chairman of the LAPFF, said: “All directors of Sky have a duty not to disadvantage the public shareholders, and the position of the non-executives will need to be robust to ensure the premium paid is appropriate and that shareholders are not disadvantaged by any temporary low in the share price.”The LAPFF, which represents the majority of the UK’s local government pension funds for shareholder issues, said the bid should be put to a shareholder vote.last_img read more

first_imgTal Volk | Daily TrojanHomeward bound · Sophomore defensive end Porter Gustin is one of two players traveling to his home state of Utah for Friday night’s game. Gustin is joined by his fellow defensive lineman, graduate transfer Stevie Tu’ikolovatu.Coming off of yet another disappointing loss, the Trojans (1-2) are traveling to Salt Lake City after a short week to face the No. 24 Utah Utes (3-0). The game is the second consecutive road tilt for the Trojans and their third game away from the Coliseum of the season in four weeks.The game against Utah will be the first start of the season for redshirt freshman quarterback Sam Darnold, who was named the new starter on Monday.“I’m just going to do my best with the opportunity given and hopefully we get a W,” Darnold said.The San Clemente native has appeared in all three of the Trojans’ games so far and is 14-22 with 136 yards, 2 touchdowns and one interception. Head coach Clay Helton said that he sees Darnold as an every down quarterback.“I want to see a spark in our offense, and I hope that Sam can bring that,” Helton said. “I’m confident in it after three games of watching him perform.”For an offense that ranks last in the Pac-12, Darnold will need the offensive line to help him get the offense on the right track. The offensive line had five false starts in the first half of the Stanford game alone, and penalties have proven to be one of the problems the team needs to curb in order to win on Friday night. Utah senior defensive end Hunter Dimick is the conference leader in sacks, with three so far on the season, and the Utes are the conference leader and second in the nation in sacks as a team — having tallied 15 this season. Ten players have recorded a sack, and the Utes recorded 10 sacks as a team in last week’s game against Utah State.In addition to facing the challenge of a stout defensive line, the Trojans are also up against the elements. With rain on the forecast, USC prepared this week by running drills with wet balls. The team has also prepared for the typically hostile environment at Rice-Eccles Stadium by using simulated crowd noise at practice.The Trojan defense will likely get in trouble if the offense cannot help them stay off of the field. USC has a challenge ahead of it facing another dual-threat quarterback, in freshman Jalen Hurts of Alabama and junior Kent Myers of Utah State. “He’s very athletic so we’ve got to contain him, make sure he doesn’t run,” sophomore defensive end Porter Gustin said. “They’ve got a pretty solid O-line, I think. So just get off blocks, set edges, be quick on the pass rush and play physical.”Gustin is one of two players from Utah and he said he is excited about playing in cooler weather and in front of friends and family. The other Utah native is graduate transfer defensive tackle Stevie Tu’ikolovatu, who is also looking forward to return and play against his former school.“I remember beating USC, saying how much I hated these guys, but now I love them to death,” Tu’ikolovatu said. “[I’m] telling everybody how the other offensive lineman plays, what’s his weaknesses, so we can try to capitalize on that.”The last time the teams met in Salt Lake City was in 2014, where the Utes snuck past the Trojans with a 24-21 win. Friday will be a “blackout” game, meaning the crowd will be completely dressed in black, and the atmosphere will be the same as it was in 2014, another blackout game.The matchup is televised on Fox Sports 1 at 6 p.m. PT.last_img read more

first_img Women’s World Cup 2019: USA’s Carli Lloyd: ‘It’s great when there’s a target on your back’ Ellis’ decision of who was subbed in showed the power of the Americans’ depth, mainly because it could be argued the players coming off the bench have more talent than some of other nation’s starters in the tournament.”You saw that the other night with the players coming off the bench in Thailand,” Horan said. “I think two of them scored goals and so I think that’s what makes this team so special. The starting lineup. The attack that we have is absolutely amazing and then we have another how many players that can come off the bench and do the same thing and bring something different and new. That’s what’s so incredible about this team.” Women’s World Cup 2019: Coach Jill Ellis shrugs off USWNT goal celebration criticism Ellis gave credit to the U.S. national team for their ability to attack and for the amount of players who can come off the bench and make an immediate impact.”I think this team has a lot of variety in terms of you have to have a player that’s good and have aerial presence at times, the different ways you break teams down,” Ellis said. “Teams that have multiple ways of breaking teams down ⁠— it certainly makes you less predictable in terms of how you can attack teams. I think we have a lot of different profiles in our attacking core. Even our outsidebacks. We pride ourselves in it’s a total team attack, should be a total team defense.”The USWNT takes on Chile on Sunday at noon ET (Fox) in its second match of the tournament.center_img The Americans’ depth was on full display Tuesday in their opening match of the tournament. The U.S. was up 7-0 when coach Jill Ellis made her first substitution. But it wasn’t just any player that came off the bench ⁠— it was veteran Carli Lloyd, who brings years of experience playing in her fourth World Cup.Lloyd took over for Rose Lavelle, while Christen Press replaced Tobin Heath in the 57th minute. And then in the 69th minute, Julie Ertz was taken out for Mallory Pugh. Off the bench, both Lloyd and Pugh scored a goal in the final minute. Related News As the U.S. Women’s National Team gears up for its second match in the group stage after a dominant 13-0 win over Thailand in the World Cup, Lindsey Horan praised the Americans’ depth and explained how important it will be down the stretch. “What’s so special about this team is the depth,” Horan told reporters Saturday. “I think any player that comes off the bench is bringing something new and different and amazing to our team.”last_img read more