Action needed on gang violence

first_imgVanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories  by Kathy [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up LIMERICK TD Niall Collins is calling on Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald to come to Limerick to speak with frontline gardaí and business and community groups about their fears of gangland violence returning to the city.The Fianna Fáil Justice Spokesperson revealed that there is growing concern in Limerick’s business and tourism sectors about how the city’s image could be affected by the recent shooting of Christy Keane in the University of Limerick.He told the Limerick Post: “I’ve been contacted by people involved in business, hospitality and tourism in Limerick and they are very concerned about the image of Limerick.“The Limerick brand has recovered strongly from the height of the gangland activity, and they are worried that the city’s image will slip back if that activity was to return.”Deputy Collins said he has also spoken to gardaí who say that garda resources across the county have suffered as so many members of the force have been deployed to investigate the Keane shooting.“The official line coming from An Garda Siochána is that they have enough resources to deal with this, but the facts are different. We lost over 100 gardaí in Limerick in the last three years, that’s a big drop.“Unfortunately, response times have been affected. A lot of gardaí have been sucked into the investigation into the Christy Keane shooting, and that has affected other parts of county Limerick. It’s been said to me that gardaí have been pulled from various parts of the county,” he explained.Deputy Collins added: “Looking at Limerick’s former gangland experience in the early noughties, the government put in strong legislation and resources, but now unfortunately the resource side is not there.”Meanwhile, gang boss Christy Keane has been transferred to Cork University Hospital, where he remains under armed garda protection.A man and a woman who were arrested in connection with the shooting, which took place on Monday June 29, have been released without charge. Linkedin TAGSchristy keaneDeputy Niall CollinsJustice Minister Frances Fitzgeraldlimerick Facebook Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Previous article80% increase in patients on trolleysNext articlePlan has potential to make Cork link a reality John Keogh Print WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads NewsAction needed on gang violenceBy John Keogh – July 9, 2015 646 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email Advertisement Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival last_img read more

The Brisbane property market is not as unaffordable as many may think. We reveal the 75 cheapest suburbs

first_imgTim Guest renovated his Liechardt home and sold it within two days of going on the market. Picture: AAP Image/Steve Pohlner.THE Brisbane property market is not as unaffordable as many may think, with new figures revealing 75 suburbs with a median house price of $400,000 or less.In the greater Sydney region there is only one suburb with a median house price of $400,000 or less — Spencer which is in Gosford — while the Melbourne region has seven suburbs within that price range.The majority of the Brisbane suburbs are within the Ipswich, Logan or Moreton local government areas.Although Ellen Grove with a median house price of $291,000, sits within the Brisbane City Council region. The cheapest median house prices (of mainland suburbs) were found at Leichhardt where there were 87 houses sold in the past 12 months. Of those half sold for below the median house price of $238,000.Cheap, doesn’t necessarily mean nasty according to agent Gai Flynn of First National Real Estate Action Realty — Ipswich.Ms Flynn said the Leichhardt area was proving popular with a variety of buyers at the moment.“We are seeing a lot of investors presently looking in the market and we do a lot of business with buyers’ agents actually from down south,’’ she said.“They are hunting for properties in our area because it is so much more affordable. We are also getting a of first home buyers, it’s a real mixed bag. Affordability is one of the key reasons to move here.“Depending what people want in Leichhardt for instance you can pick up a nicely renovated home in the $240,000 to $250,000 range at the moment.’’She has just put under contract a home at 20 Flinders Drive, within two days.The home, which was advertised for $309,000 was renovated and had a swimming pool.Owner Tim Guest, bought the house seven years ago and moved into it in recent years.“I bought it and the bones were really good, and then I did do quite a bit of work on it when I was there,’’ he said.“But buying it was really cheap and it was really liveable you could have lived there without doing anything.’’He said new housing estates were being developed in the area which also helped lift prices of existing properties.“What I hear from many people is they have been looking around the Brisbane area, then when they come out that little bit further and look at Ipswich houses they see the value that you that you can buy such a good house in Ipswich because its that little bit cheaper.’’The latest Hotspotting Cheapies with Prospects report identifies many areas of greater Brisbane where housing is still affordable.Terry Ryder of Hotspotting said suburbs within the Moreton Bay Council area had the strongest potential for price growth.“The significance of these areas in the residential market has grown because affordability has become the headline issue in the housing industry,’’ he said.“This is one reason why the cheaper areas of our capital cities have recorded good capital growth over time. First-home buyers, investors and others have targeted areas with affordable prices.’’Mr Ryder said cheaper areas undergoing gentrification were among the strongest performers on price growth in our major cities.Said the Moreton Bay region was the strongest market in Brisbane, there was $980 million to be spent on new infrastructure and transaction numbers were up.Five of the core suburbs of this region, Caboolture, Morayfield, Kallangur, Narangba and North Lakes have each sold more than 400 houses in the past twelve months, three of the five had median house prices below $380,000.Visit: for the full list of 75 suburbs THE REGION’S CHEAP AND CHEERFUL SUBURBS LAMB ISLAND – $185,000RUSSELL ISLAND – $199,500LEICHHARDT – $238,000MACLEAY ISLAND – $242,500RIVERVIEW – $247,000DINMORE – $250,000GAILES- $250,000EBBW VALE – $255,000ONE MILE – $255,004CHURCHILL – $265,000NORTH BOOVAL – $267,000EAST IPSWICH – $268,500BASIN POCKET – $270,000MARBURG – $279,000NORTH IPSWICH – $280,000ROSEWOOD – $280,000TIVOLI – $282,500COOCHIEMUDLO ISLAND – $290,000ELLEN GROVE – $291,000BOOVAL – $295,000WULKURAKA – $302,000BUNDAMBA – $302,500SILKSTONE – $305,000CABOOLTURE SOUTH – $307,500WOODRIDGE – $310,000REDBANK – $315,000EAGLEBY – $315,000BLACKSTONE – $316,000KINGSTON – $317,000RACEVIEW – $320,000WALLOON – $320,000LOGAN CENTRAL – $320,000EASTERN HEIGHTS – $323,500GOODNA – $325,000NEWTOWN – $327,500COALFALLS – $335,000REDBANK PLAINS – $335,000CABOOLTURE – $335,000CRESTMEAD – $335,500More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoRIPLEY- $337,750BEENLEIGH – $337,750COLLINGWOOD PARK – $340,000BRASSALL – $342,000BELLMERE – $342,500BORONIA HEIGHTS – $350,000DUNWICH – $350,000MORAYFIELD – $352,000SADLIERS CROSSING – $353,000BROWNS PLAINS – $353,500DECEPTION BAY – $355,000SLACKS CREEK – $357,750TOORBUL – $359,000FLINDERS VIEW – $360,000IPSWICH – $360,000INALA – $362,500BETHANIA – $364,000YAMANTO – $365,000MARSDEN – $365,000BELLARA – $365,000WILLOWBANK – $367,500WATERFORD WEST – $368,000BEACHMERE – $377,500BELLBIRD PARK – $383,750LOGANLEA – $384,250KALLANGUR – $385,000EDENS LANDING – $386,500HILLCREST – $387,500WOODEND – $390,000MOUNT WARREN PARK – $393,000WOODFORD – $395,000REGENTS PARK – $396,500CAMIRA – $400,000LOGAN RESERVE – $400,000D’AGUILAR – $400,000LAWNTON – $400,000Source: CoreLogiclast_img read more

LMC Expels Giwa FC from NPFL, Cancels All Results, Goals Involving…

first_imgGiwa FC of Jos has been expelled from the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) for multiple infractions of the Framework and Rules of the NPFL, particularly for violation of B13.28 which prescribes expulsion from the league for any club that fails to honour three matches cumulatively within a season with no acceptable reason to the League Management Company (LMC).The LMC in addition to ordering a forfeiture of all funds due Giwa FC from the LMC, also invoked Rule B13.66 to make pronouncements protecting the players of the club by granting them waiver to terminate their contracts with the club for ‘just cause’ or ‘sporting just cause’ and releasing them for contracts with other clubs during the on-going season. “Pursuant to Rule B13.66 of the League Rules and without prejudice to the agreed written terms of their respective player contracts, nothing shall preclude Players hitherto registered by Giwa FC from the unilateral termination of contracts for ‘just cause’ or ‘sporting just cause’ as the case may be, and from being contracted to and registered by other Clubs”, the Summary Jurisdiction notice stated. The LMC said it would further review with a view to setting up a social safety net to mitigate any consequential hardship, “the matter of registered players and officials currently contracted to Giwa FC – particularly those who may have played at least 50% of its league matches in the current season and whose player contracts and potential earnings may have been brought to jeopardy on account of this decision”.The LMC also ruled that Clubs that had already played Giwa FC before Match Day 19 would have their match day expenses refunded from the funds seized from accruals of Giwa FC that was with the LMC.Giwa FC was charged for breach of Rules B13.25 and B13.28 by the LMC which in a Summary Jurisdiction notice imposed two sanctions on the club for breach of Rule B13.25 and expulsion for breach of Rule B13.28.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Tennis dominates ESSA 2016 ‘suspicious betting activity’ report

first_img Wimbledon faces postponement as AELTC reviews its summer schedule March 26, 2020 Issuing an industry note, international sports integrity body ESSA has revealed that a total of 131 cases of suspicious betting activity was recorded during 2016.Detailing its report, ESSA governance specified that 41 cases had been recorded during Q4 2016. Tennis dominated 2016 with 103 cases being reported to the Tennis Integrity Unit, followed by football with 16 cases reported to the relevant governing body.From a geographical perspective, Europe posted the highest number of alerts in 2016, with 71 cases relating to sporting events taking place in that continent. Tennis made up the majority of those cases with 45 of the 71 alerts.Tennis also accounted for 24 of the 25 alerts across all sporting events in Asia. For football, the cases predominantly occurred in European-based matches with 15 of the 16 alerts recorded there.ESSA Chairman, Mike O’Kane, commented on the 2016 figures “The figures show that the dangers from the misuse of insider information and match-fixing persist for betting operators. As the sector’s representative body on betting integrity issues, ESSA continues to meet with key stakeholders to discuss practical and proportionate actions. We hold positions on a number of major betting policy working groups and match-fixing programmes to do just that.”“As with previous years, we expect 2017 to entail challenges to the commercial activities of our sector. ESSA will continue to be an ardent and vocal supporter of responsible regulated operators and utilise our alert system to protect our growing list of members, consumers and sports from betting-related corruption. We intend to progress a number of constructive actions in this area during 2017 and in particular work closer with sports governing bodies and rights holders on more collaborative relationships.”The full ESSA breakdown can be viewed by clicking this link Share Submit GVC Foundation backs Eastern European Championship tennis appeal June 17, 2020 Share ATP Tennis makes virtual sports debut with IMG ARENA March 30, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articleslast_img read more