Youths jailed over “savage attack”

first_imgSplints were also fitted and the court heard in evidence that the injured man said that 90 per cent of his lip and chin area was numb after the attack and that he had to eat liquidised food for three months afterwards.John O’Sullivan, prosecution for the State outlined to the court the evidence where gardai said that the pair “targeted their victim while he was on his way to get a taxi after a night out.”Garda Tracey Draper told the injured party had left a night club shortly after 3am and walked towards Bedford Row to get a taxi when he was attacked by the two men.A witness to the attack said that they saw the man being kicked in the stomach and head.The court heard that the pair stole a mobile phone and up to €40 in cash from the man’s wallet before he staggered, “covered in blood”  to a nearby take away after the attack.The court heard that CCTV captured the two leaving the scene in the same “distinctive clothing” but there was no footage of the actually assault. Both Mr Joyce and Mr Edwards were arrested a short time later and admitted their involvement in the unprovoked attack.Garda Draper said the victim was nervous leaving his home on a daily basis and that he was hesitant returning to town.In jailing the two men, Judge Carroll Moran said that it was a vicious attack and a “pretty savage beating”. Judge Moran said the injured party had suffered serious injuries as a result of a “pretty savage beating”.He added that a three-year sentence was suitable in this case but he suspended the final year. Facebook TWO youths have been sentenced to three years imprisonment at Limerick Circuit Court for their part in an “unprovoked” violent attack in the city two years ago where a young man suffered extensive injuries including two broken jaws, black eyes a fractured nasal bone and loosened teeth. For a period of time afterwards.During the incident, the victim was targeted and was subjected to a “savage beating” in an unprovoked attack. Paul Edwards (21) of Broad Street and also with an address in Templemore, pleaded guilty with Niall Joyce (20) of Cosgrave Park, Moyross, to the attack that still has the victim suffering difficulties chewing his food and needed counselling for the trauma associated with the attack.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Email Previous articleFatal crash claims life of young manNext articleCall to preserve history of Opera site admin Print WhatsApp Twitter NewsLocal NewsYouths jailed over “savage attack”By admin – February 8, 2013 1232 Advertisement Linkedinlast_img read more

Millennials needed at front line of credit union movement

first_imgThe way in which the world accesses money is on the brink of change. By 2030, 2 billion people without a bank account today will store money and make payments on their phones, according to the 2015 Gates Annual Letter. During this shift, millennials (defined as anyone born from approximately 1980–2000) will carry the bulk of responsibility to accelerate the credit union movement. As early adopters, they are the ones evoking the “disruption” in the first place:A Scratch study found that 73% of millennials would be more excited about a new financial service offer from Google, Amazon, Apple, Paypal or Square than from their own bank.Fifty-two percent of millennials rank far above or above average as early adopters of technology.In addition, the world’s 2.5 billion millennials are currently experiencing some of the biggest transitions of their lives. Their financial needs are transitioning as they leave school, change employment or make larger purchases like a car or home. This generation will soon become the future financial services business’ largest source of revenue. For these reasons, millennials need to be at the front line of promoting credit unions’ unique ability to meet their transitional needs.But how can they if they don’t know what credit unions are?This is why World Council began a global networking initiative called weCU2, which connects millennials, technology experts and credit unions under one digital hub. Michael Mori, a millennial research fellow for the MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth, recently explained on a weCU2 interview that credit unions are a “natural” place for millennials to bank, but many don’t use them because:1)    They don’t know about credit unions;2)    They don’t understand their social value; and3)    It’s easy to use the same bank account their parents set up for them earlier in life.In other words, once millennials start careers, set up account(s) and become more financially stable, enticing them to switch becomes much, much harder. So, what’s the difference?“None of the big banks have made a public shift from selling credit to empowering human endeavor,” says Scratch Executive Vice President Ross Martin.Credit unions can empower young adults in ways never seen before; but they need to effectively communicate how they are different from banks. Investment in innovation and communicating the credit union difference to millennials must be top priorities. 130SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Sarah Timmins Sarah is a passionate communicator, sociology-driven digital fanatic. She’s a millennial who began her career after graduating from UW – Madison by developing online communication strategies for the TechStars company, … Web: www.woccu.org Detailslast_img read more

NEWS SCAN: Food safety grants, universal flu vaccine, Benin’s polio drive stalls

first_imgJun 3, 2009Three states win FDA grants to boost food-testing capacityThe US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced yesterday that it awarded $350,000 grants to Arkansas, Nebraska, and Wisconsin to fund Food Emergency Response Network (FERN) laboratories. In return for the grants, the states may be required to analyze food samples collected by the FDA or other agencies in case of a large-scale contamination event. In Arkansas, the funds will enable the state health department to increase its ability to test for toxic or unknown substances, support national surveillance efforts, and boost response capacity. In Nebraska, the funds are earmarked to allow the agriculture department to add more testing backup and capacity. In Wisconsin, the agriculture department will use the funds to add reserve testing capacity for FERN during events that threaten the nation’s food supply.[Jun 2 FDA press release]Vical receives patent for universal flu vaccine technologyVical, a biopharmaceutical company based in San Diego, announced today that it received a US patent for use of influenza virus gene sequences in a “universal” vaccine, designed to protect against seasonal and emerging pandemic flu strains. The company’s DNA vaccine involves portions of the virus that are consistent among different strains: nucleoprotein (NP) and ion channel protein (M2). The company said it derived its gene sequences from flu strains that have circulated over the past 10 years. Vical has developed an H5N1 flu vaccine, with support from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), that showed broad protection against other strains in preclinical studies. In 2007 Vical received a $6 million NIAID grant to develop a process to speed DNA vaccine production. In early May, the company said it had signed an agreement with the US Navy to speed the development of a DNA vaccine against the novel H1N1 virus.[Jun 3 Vical press release][Jun 14, 2007, CIDRAP News story]Healthcare strike stalls Benin’s polio vaccination driveA polio vaccine drive in Benin that was set to begin May 29 has been indefinitely suspended because of a health worker strike, according to Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN), part of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Polio eradication efforts lost ground in 2008, with African countries bearing the brunt of the disease. A World Health Organization official said Benin, Burkina Faso, and Cote d’Ivoire have had new cases since the last immunization campaign in February and March. Health officials said the timing of the vaccine drive is crucial, because the approaching rainy season will make it difficult to reach some children and will intensify virus circulation.[May 29 IRIN story]last_img read more