Limerick judge urges Scott to get back on his bike

first_imgNewsLimerick judge urges Scott to get back on his bikeBy Staff Reporter – July 21, 2016 1762 WhatsApp Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Previous articleLimerick mother must apologise to Garda for ‘unique civics lesson’Next articleOllie – icon and part of the fabric of life in Limerick court retires Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGSlimerick Advertisement WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Printcenter_img Twitter Linkedin Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Limerick boy has not cycled his bike in five years since he was knocked down outside his homeNOT even €35,000 will get a young Limerick schoolboy back on his bike after he was knocked down by a car outside his home, a court has heard.Like all youngsters, Scott Kelly would hop on his bike after school and cycle to friends, over to soccer training or just ride around for the fun of it.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up On June 9, 2011, he cycled out from the driveway at his home on South Claughan Road, Garryowen, only to be knocked down by a passing car.At Limerick Circuit Court last week, Jack Nicholas BL, counsel for Scott and his father, told Judge Tom O’Donnell that the young Limerick lad was involved in what was described as a “nasty enough incident”.He was thrown from his bike and hit the windscreen of the car.Outlining the details of a €35,000 general damages offer which was being made by the insurance company for the driver of the car, Mr Nicholas said that the impact was so severe that the boy’s bike was “damaged beyond repair”.Scott suffered a head injury, two black eyes, abrasions to his face, pain to his lower back and neck.He was hospitalised and also suffered nausea and vomiting.Mr Nicholas said that cold weather aggravates the pain for Scott but, after six months, the majority of his physical injuries had resolved.However, despite his father buying him a new bike, he still hasn’t returned to cycling.Even five years after the accident, doctors say that he still suffers from post traumatic anxiety and has missed some social events with friends that he would normally have engaged in.Judge O’Donnell was shown a scar over Scott’s right eye and Mr Nicholas said that he felt the offer of €35,000, plus legal costs, was “fantastic” for the young man.When Scott said that the he wouldn’t get back on his bike, Judge O’Donnell told him that even professional cyclists in the Tour de France fall off and get back on as he encouraged the 11-year-old to “make the most of the summer”.Approving the offer and ordering that the €35,000 be paid in to court and invested until he turns 18, Judge O’Donnell wished him well and said that “I hope you get back on your bike”. Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

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A’s Khris Davis gets a day off to rest healing hip

first_imgDETROIT — A’s designated hitter Khris Davis was scratched from Saturday’s lineup due to discomfort from a lingering left hip contusion suffered in a May 5 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.Davis told reporters Saturday that the pain “did not flare up again,” but rather, he’s “been just playing through it.”“Just needed a day to rest,” Davis said.Davis had played five consecutive games since returning Sunday, going 8-for-20 with a pair of home runs and three RBI in that span. Related …last_img read more

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SA revenue ‘has recovered from 2008’

first_img22 October 2013 Despite concerns over lagging company income tax, South Africa’s tax revenue has recovered since the 2008-09 global financial crisis, growing at 6.8% between 2008/9 and 2012/13, according to the South African Revenue Service’s (Sars’) head of revenue analysis, Randall Carolissen. Speaking during the release of Sars’ annual tax statistics in Parliament in Cape Town on Monday, Carolissen said all the country’s tax types – with the exception of company income tax – had rebounded strongly since the 2009 recession. Though the country’s tax income performance still fell short of the pre-crisis period between 2004/5 and 2007/8, when tax revenue grew by 17.3%, the decline during the recession – a 4.2% contraction in 2009/10 over 2008-09 – was not as dramatic as that of over developing economies, Carolissen said. For the 2012/13 fiscal year, tax revenue collected amounted to R813.8-billion, up R71.2-billion or 9.6% over the previous tax year. However, while personal income tax and VAT contributions had recovered relatively well since 2008, company income tax (CIT) collections had not yet recovered to pre-crisis levels, due to the contraction in the contribution by the mining sector. While only 55% of CIT assessments have so far been carried out, projections show that R160.9-billion will be collected for 2012/13, below the R167.2-billion which was collected in 2008/9. CIT contributions increased steadily between 1994/5 and 2008/9, making up 26.7% of tax revenue in 2008/9, but have since fallen to an expected 19.8% of tax contributions in 2012/13. Carolissen said CIT contributions from both the manufacturing and mining sectors had declined after the recession because of increased labour costs, higher administrative inflation and production hours lost to labour unrest. At the same time, he noted that Sars had in recent years instituted a number of innovations that had helped to limit compliance lapse, including the introduction of the 80% rule, which requires provisional taxpayers with taxable income of more than R1-million to settle at least 80% of their tax liability by the time they make their second provisional payment. “This amendment to the Act ensured that CIT collections are accounted for in the correct reporting period,” Carolissen said, adding that the policy change had helped improve CIT collections in 2009/10, so cushioning the effect of the recession. The latest tax statistics also reveal that: The number of registered taxpayers grew by 32.5% over 2011/12 to 15.4-million individuals in the 2012/13 tax year, following the requirement in 2010 that all employed people have to be on Sars’ tax register regardless of whether they are liable for income tax or not.Over 5.8-million individual taxpayers were liable to submit tax returns in 2012/13.South Africa’s tax-to-GDP ratio increased marginally from 25% in 2011/12 to 25.3% in 2012/13. This is comparable to a number of countries, include Australia, Japan, Turkey, the US, Switzerland and Korea.A total of R45.3-billion in tax relief was granted to individuals between 2008/9 and 2012/13.The value of tax payments made at branches fell from 21.8% in 2008/9 to 1.8% in 2012/13, with 64.8% of payments in the last financial year done through Sars’ online e-filing system. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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Geocaching: The Best Work Out for Your Hippocampus or is it?

first_imgHaven’t you always dreamed of a bulging hippocampus? Another question at this point, might be: what’s a hippocampus?The hippocampus is the portion of the brain believed to store maps of our surroundings.  It allows us to navigate around this crazy mixed-up world.  It’s your inner GPS.  If you’re going to the grocery store, your parents’ house or the place by that Thai restaurant your friend told you about? Yeah, your hippocampus gets you there.A famous study into the inner wiring of London taxi drivers’ brains discovered something, well, unexpected.  The late 1990’s  research found the drivers hippocampi were much larger than normal, non-taxi-driver, hippocampi.Taxi drivers navigating with their hippocampus.The more the taxi drivers navigated the complex web of London streets, blind alleys and winding lanes, the larger their hippocampi grew.The oyster-sized and colored portion of our mind also plays a role in long-term memory.  And I believe geocaching flexes your hippocampus.Now there’s no study for what’s next (yet), but geocaching must be an amazing work out for your hippocampus.  You’re continuously navigating and building maps of your surroundings.  You’re challenging your ability to move from A to B. Finding a geocache pumps up your awareness of your location.  The concept sounds fairly simple.But some fear we rely on our GPS devices and mapping sites far too much.Last year a Los Angeles woman, Lauren Rosenberg, was struck by a car while crossing a highway in Utah.  In May, she filed a lawsuit against Google. According to The Washington Post, Rosenberg’s lawyer claims Google Maps provided walking directions that sent Rosenberg into harm’s way.  She ended up on a busy road with no sidewalks. She followed the directions sent to her Blackberry – which Rosenberg claims did not come with a warning about missing sidewalks.She got hit by a car. She accumulated massive medical bills.  She sued.  There was clearly a loss of “situational awareness.”So, which is it? Do we rely on maps and GPS devices too much? Or does the act of geocaching and navigating help grow the awareness of our surroundings?VOTE in the Geocaching.com Poll in the sidebar to your right.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedInterviews With Geocaching Filmmakers – Part 1February 16, 2015In “Events”37 Ways to Spice Up Your GeocachingJuly 22, 2014In “Community”This is My Hobby – Rock Climbing and GeocachingJune 7, 2012In “Community”last_img read more

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Google Glass Shows Off Upcoming Apps: Path, NY Times, Evernote & Skitch

first_imgThe Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … taylor hatmaker Tags:#Google#Google Glass#Project Glass#SXSW 2013 Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Photos by Taylor Hatmaker. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Beyond what we’ve seen so far in the official videos and demos using Google’s own suite of products, Google Glass will also be getting some big-name third-party apps. At a somewhat last-minute event announced for SXSW 2013, Developer Advocate Timothy Jordan spoke to a room hungry for more intel about Google’s buzzy wearable tech, Project Glass. While he didn’t reveal a launch date, Jordan did say Google Glass has been working on an app with the The New York Times. The re-thought news reader app lets Google Glass wearers visually scan headlines and have stories read aloud with the device’s built-in speaker, which only Glass wearer can hear.Path will be another early entrant to the Glass app marketplace. Path is a social feed designed around tracking your life and sharing what you’re up to with your inner social circles. While a great many people don’t seem to know what to do with Path, its “in the background” ethos seems to make it a natural fit for Google Glass.There’s more than just news reading and social apps, too. Google said that productivity darling Evernote (and its image-snapping partner, Skitch) will also tie into Glass, letting wearers share and annotate images all while syncing them seamlessly with their accounts. Take a sneak peek of the first wave of Google Glass apps in the photos below: last_img read more

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Winners of WCGFT Fishing Tournament catch nearly 500lbs

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 18 Mar 2015 – The Wine Cellar Golf & Fishing Tournament held over the weekend was a gleaming success and after two days of fishing Roscoe Talbot, captaining the boat Therapy won with 187lbs after catching nothing on day one of the tourney. On the Gwendolyn was Codney Capron, coming in slightly under the winner with 184.5lbs and rounding out the top three; the NJ Law, skippered by Ozzie Virgil with 103lbs of sport fish. Related Items:codney capron, gwendolyn, ozzie virgil, Wine Cellar Golf & Fishing Tournament Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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PNP has back its home

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Olive branch extended by Opposition Leader, says it is time for Turks and Caicos leaders to unite TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Recommended for you Opposition Leader responds to Throne Speech  11 days later; says PDM Govt plan puts TCI in ‘deep doo doo’ Related Items:carlos simons, headquarters, pnp, premimer rufus ewing Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 11 Feb 2016 – A move in the Civil Recovery process led to a Supreme Court ruling in 2013 which saw the governing Progressive National Party’s headquarters confiscated by Government.It was a most peculiar scenario and one which led to the PNP Administration asking for the former AG to be removed.Today the limbo ends as PTV carried the Premier and PNP Party leader, Rufus Ewing just moments ago announcing that they’ve got their building; on airport road in Provo back.It is an important victory for the PNP as the country nears a general election.At the time of the judgement, it was said the PNP did not legally exist and so the party could not sue or be sued.Party Deputy Leader, Carlos Simons, QC defended the case and was reportedly calling on Huw Shepherd (AG)to withdraw the unnecessary proceedings.Simons believed the move was engineered to embarrass the PNP and told the TC Weekly news in 2013 that the accusations of trespassing and no proper title are false.We wait now to hear more on the reported announcement.last_img read more

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