Bogus callers and scams under investigation

first_img Previous articleWorld’s biggest aircraft brings crowds to ShannonNext articleRugby – “Ireland will feel pressure against Barbarians” – Donncha O’Callaghan Staff Reporter WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Advertisement Linkedincenter_img by Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up GARDAÍ are advising people to be cautious in giving out details or money at their front doors, following a number of incidents involving bogus callers to housing estates in Limerick pretending to be from various agencies and charities.A Garda spokesperson said that there were “three reports of current scams being tried on the public in Limerick.”Gardai at Mayorstone received a report of a man who called to read the electricity meter of an elderly resident at Avondale Drive, Greystones.“He called to the house between 1.45pm and 2.15pm on a Monday afternoon and asked the owner of the house to boil a kettle so that he could verify if the meter was reading correctly.“Fortunately, the owner of the house became suspicious and the suspect left. He is described as being a man in his very early 20s.Gardaí have also been notified of a bogus collector collecting funds for ONE, the organisation for ex service men and women.“It seems the bogus collector is calling door-to-door while genuine collectors for ONE will only collect in public places on the street during the months of July and August. Genuine collectors will be in possession of the correct Garda authorisation as well as ID and will be providing the “Fuschia Emblem” to contributors.The third incident under investigation is where a victim applied for a clerical job online.The man supplied and address and contact details.“Subsequently, he was told he was successful and received a bank draft, payable to him, in the post, with instructions to lodge it to his bank account.He then received a number of emails instructing him to pay money to a number of other accounts.A Garda spokesperson said that the victim became suspicious and contacted his bank who informed him the bank draft was counterfeit. Print Email NewsBogus callers and scams under investigationBy Staff Reporter – April 13, 2015 626 last_img read more

Limerick solicitor claims lives are being destroyed in latest health service…

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook 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 clash NewsHealthLimerick solicitor claims lives are being destroyed in latest health service scandalBy Bernie English – May 19, 2018 2826 Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener TAGSDooradoyleHealth Service ExecutiveHSElimerickmelanie powerMesh Survivors Irelandsolicitor Linkedin Previous articleBattling Munster downed by Leinster in Pro 14 semi finalNext articleClare power past Limerick in Munster football quarter Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Twittercenter_img A LIMERICK solicitor is highlighting the case of Irish women who claim their lives have been ruined by a medical device designed to stop incontinence by leading a protest to the Dáil this Thursday.Dooradoyle-based Melanie Power says the women have been left in excruciating pain, lost their jobs, left needing walking aids or, in extreme cases, being confined to beds or wheelchairs following operations to insert plastic pelvic mesh that cannot be removed in this country.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up She has organised the Mesh Survivors Ireland group and has spearheaded the national campaign to suspend the use of pelvic mesh in Ireland until the women’s’ claims can be fully investigated.“Transvaginal mesh devices are used in surgeries to treat stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. The device contracts in the pelvic area bringing with it nerves, tissues and slicing like cheese wire into whatever organs get in the way,” Ms Power told The Limerick Post.“Women were not warned there could be serious side effects. This device needs to be looked at on a special scan which is not available here. It can’t even be seen, only the damage it causes and it can’t be removed by surgery in this country.“Women have remortgaged their homes to go to the UK to have this device taken out, They’ve become reliant on walking sticks and wheelchairs and have been given no option but to medicate their pain, often with drugs containing opiates. One woman who contacted the group said she had planned her suicide until she discovered this could be the reason for the terrible pain she has been suffering for years and which doctors have told her is all in her head”.Terri, who has asked that only her first name be used, is one of the women who will be taking part in the protest.She had the mesh fitted eight years ago and suffered disabling pain from the outset.“I’ve had two children and I had incontinence when I sneezed. I was told this was a simple 20-minute procedure. Since the day it was done, it has taken my whole life,” the 44-year-old mother told The Limerick Post.She had increasing periods of sick leave from her job as a home carer with the HSE, sometimes for months at a time.“I’ve been off this time for a year and I’m lucky my job is being held open for me but I can’t do anything that involves physical exertion. If I do, I’m crippled with pain”.Living on temporary illness payments, Terri’s mortgage has fallen behind.“Three times I’ve had them come to my door with an eviction notice because of the arrears as a result of all the time off work.“My daughter had to drop out in her last year in college. I couldn’t afford to keep her there and my son had to leave secondary school early because I couldn’t drive him the fifteen kilometres to school every day.“I can’t plan anything because I never know what the pain will be like on any day. Sometimes it’s like the pain of childbirth. I’ve missed weddings, important occasions, social outings. I feel very isolated because when you have to keep refusing to go places, people stop asking you.“I have no self-confidence. I go walking between midnight and dawn because I’m afraid to meet someone in case I stop to talk to them and the next thing is, I’m on my knees with pain. This has taken over my whole life”.Terri has applied for the treatment abroad scheme to have the device removed. A private operation would cost in excess of €8,000.These procedures have been carried out on Irish women since the late 90s but Ms Power says one of the procedures has been effectively banned in Australia, New Zealand and the UK.“What is particularly infuriating is that for many of the women, the condition they had prior to this surgery was nothing more than embarrassing and inconvenient.“Irish urogynaecologists are maintaining that the despite the life-altering consequences caused by this device, that it is the “gold standard” treatment for stress urinary incontinence”.A recent NHS audit of women implanted with the device showed that in the eight years following surgery 40 per cent needed treatment for trauma and orthopaedics, 50 per cent needed treatment for gynaecological complications and 10 per cent needed treatment for pain management.Many women report that in the years following the procedure, they are problem free but it can take up to 15 years for the debilitating problems to start.HSE figures show that around 2,000 of these devices were implanted in 2015 alone, excluding procedures done privately.”We have allowed Irish women to be treated as guinea pigs for 20 years because, for the most part, these devices were not tested on humans before being introduced to the market,” Ms Power said.“We need to stop and take stock of the evidence base of what damage this device has caused.  Once this information is available, the government can make an informed decision on whether to ban this device completely. The device has to be suspended until this happens. Traditional surgery is an option in the meantime. ”A number of members of the group are considering legal action arising from their complaints which are being handled by Ms Power’s firm.The Continence Foundation of Ireland, a group of health professionals who specialise in the treatment of incontinence and prolapse, carry a statement on the devices on its website.Addressing concerns about the device raised by patients, it says that if non-surgical measures do not help, “surgery in the form of a Mid-urethral sling (MUS) may be recommended. Mid-urethral slings are minimally invasive procedures developed in Europe in the 1990s to treat female stress urinary incontinence.“These slings are narrow, polypropylene tapes that are placed beneath the middle part of the urethra to provide dynamic support to stop leakage from the bladder. They have been shown to be as effective as more invasive traditional surgery with major advantages of shorter operating and admission times, and a quicker return to normal activities together with lower rates of complications.In a statement to the Limerick Post, a HSE spokesperson said that the Minister for Health has asked the Government Chief Medical Officer, Dr Tony Holohan, to advise on the use of Transvaginal Mesh Implants and that this will take a number of months to complete. Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’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 Email WhatsApp Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live last_img read more

Are you sure that person is a member of The Florida Bar?

first_img May 15, 2004 Regular News Are you sure that person is a member of The Florida Bar? Are you sure that person is a member of The Florida Bar? Lori S. Holcomb UPL Counsel I was recently transferred a telephone call from the Bar’s CLE department. Someone who had hired a new associate to work at their law firm was calling The Florida Bar to inquire about the attorney’s CLE hours.The new firm wanted to make sure that the new associate was up to date. You can imagine the surprise when the caller was told that the individual was not a member of The Florida Bar and was not licensed to practice law in Florida. But the attorney had an impressive resume and a Florida Bar number. Was I sure that this person was not licensed? Yes, I was sure. Luckily, the associate had not started work yet and was immediately fired.You might ask how this person could have been hired in the first place without being licensed. Anyone can type a resume and put some numbers after their name. The only way to be sure that someone you are about to hire or work with is a member of The Florida Bar is to check the Bar’s membership records.A call to The Florida Bar’s Membership Records Department — (850) 561-5832 — or a review of members on the Bar’s Web site ( will tell you whether the person is really a member in good standing of The Florida Bar.Do not rely on their resume or Bar number. A quick check with The Florida Bar can save many headaches, and a possible Bar complaint, down the line.last_img read more

Portugal books Qatari LNG cargo

first_imgLNG World News Staff Image courtesy of RENREN-operated Sines LNG import terminal in Portugal has booked a cargo of the chilled fuel, shipping data by the Port of Sines shows.The 137,660-cbm LNG carrier Dukhan is delivering a cargo from the liquefied natural gas complex in Ras Laffan.The vessel is scheduled to deliver the load on July 6. the port data shows.Portugal’s only LNG import facility in Sines port has a nominal sendout capacity of 600,000 cubic meters per hour (5.26 bcm per year), with a peak capacity of 900,000 cubic meters per hour.Portugal mostly imports LNG from Nigeria, Algeria and Qatar.last_img

RWANDA: Kagame pledges support to sports

first_imgRwanda has talent, President saysPresident Paul Kagame has pledged the government’s support to artists, sportsmen, media practictioners and other talented Rwandan to enable them achieve their full potential.The President made the pledge on May 27 during a meeting with more than 2000 participants of Itorero for artists, sportsmen and media practitioners at Kigali Convention Center.In attendance were sportsmen and women, including past medal winners and members of different teams, and musicians, actors, and dancers.They were meeting with President Kagame to celebrate their achievements and thank him for his support.Addressing the Itorero graduates, President Kagame encouraged them to use their potential to reach excellence in their respective fields and called all responsible institutions to use resources available to ensure no talent is wasted.“I refuse to accept that we lack people of exceptional talent,” he said, and added that that his government is “ready to provide our support but you must be ready and willing to put in the work.”“Have humility but also the strength to exercise your talent and go beyond being a spectator on the sidelines,” the President said.Among those the President congratulate was Rwanda’s cycling team for its success and Salome Nyirarukundo, the winner of the recent Kigali Peace half marathon.The Rwanda cycling team has for years been organising the successful Tour du Rwanda and they have won it for the past three consecutive years.On the international race circuit, Rwandan riders have performed fairly well and some have started getting international cycling gigs. Bonaventure Uwizeyimana, one of the top cyclists on the Rwanda team recently flew to Canada to link up with Lowestrates.Ca cycling team.He recently won the ‘Race to Remember’ which is on this year’s Rwanda Cycling Cup.Reigning national champion Uwizeyimana is reported to be readying to be part of the team at the International Grand Prix de Saguenay and the Tour de Beauce in June. The two events are International Cycling Union (UCI)-sanctioned races.At the recent 14th edition of Tour of Eritrea, the country’s top sprinter Jean Claude Uwizeye finished a very close second to the winner, Solomon Zemenfes of the hosts.The President used their success to illustrate outstanding performances and also challenge institutions that fail to support talented athletes to stop the practice.  He noted that Nyirarukundo had received almost no support during preparations for the race and the concerned institutions were not promoting the cycling team.The officials who are to blame for the omission would have to answer to him, he said.The President added that there are many talented people around the world who live in the same environment we live in and go on to achieve great things.“Rwanda can achieve a lot using fewer resources. We should not allow our potential to be wasted,” he said.On the role that all artists, sportsmen and women, members of the media play in the country’s development, President Kagame assured them that they are an essential element to the country’s development and social cohesion.****Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Read which Indian legend Aaron Finch picked to open in an India – Aus…

first_imgImage Courtesy: AFPAdvertisement 0s4NBA Finals | Brooklyn VsawWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ehf( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 1lhWould you ever consider trying this?😱nCan your students do this? 🌚uRoller skating! Powered by Firework India and Australia, the two heavyweights of the history of cricket has gifted a number of astounding opening batsmen. Forming a squad with picking players from the historical rivals was a task for Aaron Finch, and picking his compatriot and legendary batsman Adam Gilchrist as one opener, the Aussie skipper named Virender Sehwag as the Indian counterpart.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AFPCricket has been on the shelf on the heels of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the month of December will possibly see a Test series between India and Australia, if the cards are played right. On the topic of the upcoming red ball series, Aaron Finch remembered the previous tour Virat Kohli and his team made in Australia.Speaking to Sports Tak, the 33 year old was proposed to put up a squad consisting of current and former players from the two countries. Starting with the opening batsmen, Viru was a no-brainer for the Aussie skipper, as he picked Gilchrist along with the men in BLue icon.Advertisement “Sehwag is my number one pick. He was so dominant. As soon he was on, the game was over,” Finch praised Sehwag’s signature swashbucking performances he used to churn out in his prime.India’s current opening sensation Rohit Sharma was a potential choice for Finch, but he had to go for Viru as to get Gilchrist sharing the pitch with him.Advertisement The veteran batsman continued: “I want to go with Rohit Sharma, his record is amazing but I want to watch Adam Gilchrist open with Virender Sehwag.”Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting was named, along with Kohli in the batting order. “I will go with Ricky Ponting at 3 and Virat Kohli at 4,” Finch added.The other players that Finch picked for the combined XI are- Hardik Pandya, Andrew Symonds, Brett Lee, Jasprit Bumrah and Glenn McGrath.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-How Will The Coronavirus Pandemic Affect The Football Transfer Window?Robin Uthappa reveals cricket was the only thing that probably kept him from ‘jumping off the balcony’ Advertisementlast_img read more

Early season skiing blues

first_imgThe first days of the season always seem a little mixed. We remember clearly and step into our skis/boards with the attitude we carried at the end of last season, at the culmination of months on the boards. And yet over the summer taking in other activities, our reflexes settled and became sedentary and slack in relation to skiing.Today was the first day of the year where the skiing was at all challenging. The hill had over a foot over night and continued at a couple inches an hour. Visibility remained an issue all day. Or more accurately, there was simply no visibility. Dropping into Cedar Bowl mid-day, the cat track was defined, but the terrain changes invisible. At one point, ripping across the top of the bowl toward the trees on the far side, I dropped a good four or five feet. Completely unprepared, I sucked it up and somehow continued.The snow was phenomenal, but the shock of the drop and the potential for another shook me mentally and I stiffened up. When I stiffened, I eliminated the ability to absorb terrain changes as they came (un-seen) and tossed me around. I was all over the place. Waving my arms for balance, I felt like I was flagging down a helicopter from a lifeboat. Turns became a matter of linking recovery to recovery without any of the smoothness or comfort I find usually find on skis. Rather than relaxing, the day became full of tension.When was the Crash?I stopped about two thirds of the way down that run and looked at my imbalance. In trying to “feel” where I was off, I realized I was not thinking about my feet. I pushed my knees into the turns to force the direction chaange, but did not stay over my skis. I rocked back and forth. First forward, then back on my heels. I was holding each turn a bit too long and letting my skis run uncontrolled.Rather than go easy, I moved to a long steep consistent pitch. Staying on the margins where the snow was broken and uneven, I started by concentrating on my feet–on feeling the whole of my foot as I moved into the turn. I tried to feel the whole of the foot and, in particular, the arch of my foot in the middle of the turn. After that, I worked on feeling the whole of both feet to keep the pressure evening the uneven snow. Feeling the arch of both feet as I moved through the turn.After a few turns, I realized my turns were becoming wide GS style turns. My feet moved apart, with the downhill and uphill skis separating they alternatively caught, slowing or accelerated. With a wide stance, the skis each ran in different snow. I narrowed my stance. I shortened up the radius. To do this, I moved into the turn, standing solidly on my feet and gently pushed with an even pressure on the front of my boots Voila.The radius shortened and I managed to link a series of quick turns down the snow on the edge of the pitch.I stopped and thought back through the progression. Bottom of the feet. Knees steering into the turn. Both feet relatively close together.  Face down the hill.Simple.Right. Just like rocket science. It’s only the application of Newtonian Laws.Skiing is a difficult sport. To progress in skills we must solidify a seemingly basic skill, make that absolutely rock solid and then move on to the next. The foot is the first. Be it in a gliding wedge or a ripping run through the trees, even foot pressure is paramount.Then you steer with the knees, gently. In a wedge or a ripping, it’s the same motion. Same feeling carries you down the hill.So if at this start of the season, if you hare having problems and feel like you are flagging helicopters, take a step back and look at the very foundations of your skill set. Work on the foundation and the next block will naturally fall in place on top.Let’er rip.Keith Liggett is a Fernie-based writer and skier.last_img read more

GPL hosts community outreach in West Ruimveldt

first_imgResidents of West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, were given an opportunity to voice their concerns to the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) on Tuesday morning as the power company hosted yet another community outreach.A large crowd turned out to the outreach, which was held at the West Ruimveldt Secondary School.A customer speaking to a GPL representative about her issuesAmong the concerns raised at the outreach was the ineligibility of persons to obtain services from GPL as a result of not having certain documents including land title or transport. The company’s representatives, in response, noted that accommodations are being made to assist persons.According to the company’s Customer Service Officer, Bibi Knights, persons can now utilise legal services by using documents such as their rates and tax receipts.“One of them in particular that stood out is that persons without documents, the right documentation to have a service. The perception is that we are only and we were indeed only accepting a title, lease, transports and so on but persons were not aware that they could submit rates and tax receipts,” Knights explained.The customer service officer noted that this lack of knowledge has contributed to a large number of persons having illegal connections.“A number of persons currently are having illegal supply and again it is because of documentation, so with the alternative that is the rates and taxes receipts, we can now have them on board” Knights revealed.Thus far, outreaches have been held in Buxton, Friendship and East Ruimveldt. However, the electrical company aims to host several more countrywide.Persons are being asked to keep updated with press releases and to visit GPL’s Facebook page for details.Customers and prospective customers are also asked to utilise the opportunity given to them by visiting the outreaches.last_img read more

Newcastle looking to snap up Murphy, Mirror say

first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Newcastle are trying to tie up a deal to sign Jacob Murphy from Norwich City, the Daily Mirror say.Magpies boss Rafael Benitez is said to be closing in on the £8m signing of the 22-year-old from Wembley.However, the Mirror also say Crystal Palace and Southampton are also trying to sign Murphy, who was previously linked with Everton.There has been speculation about his future, particularly since he impressed for England’s Under-21s at the recent European Championships.Embed from Getty ImagesNewcastle, Palace and Southampton are all willing to meet Norwich’s £8m asking price, the Mirror say.Murphy has been with Norwich since the East Anglian club snapped him up along with his twin brother Josh in 2006.last_img