first_img Previous articleRugby hero backs Special Olympics collectionNext articleSearch teams discover body of woman in Estuary Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsLocal NewsLimerick councillor Jim Long hangs up on the 11811 serviceBy Alan Jacques – April 11, 2014 1003 WhatsApp Mayor’s driver will earn more than ‘underpaid’ councillors Facebook Cllr Jim LongFINE Gael city councillor Jim Long was so “horrified” at the cost of three directory enquiry calls on his mobile phone that he plans to contact Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte to ensure the issue of hidden charges are highlighted to the public.Cllr Long was heading into a meeting last Friday morning when he received an international call on his mobile phone. With no time to take the call, the councillor hung up and went about his normal business.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Minutes later, however, he was left feeling totally flummoxed when he got a text message from O2 informing him that he had overspent by a sum of €10 over on his monthly phone plan.“I thought I was charged the €10 for the incoming call and I went totally ballistic. When I got home I contacted O2 online through their live chat and received the full details,” Cllr Long explains.“I was then even more horrified to learn that because I went through 11811 I had been charged €2.99 for a local call to my solicitor. In total it cost me €10 euro for three local calls. This in my opinion is a total rip-off,” he claimed.Cllr Long is now vowing never to use the 11811 directory enquiries service again.“If I had made the call at home on a landline it would have only cost 22 cent for three minutes. These hidden charges need to be highlighted and I’ll be contacting the Minister in relation to this,” Cllr Long concluded.An O2 spokesperson explained that calls to Eircom’s 11811 and other directory enquiry services are charged as premium rate services. He also advised customers to check the rates before using any of these services.“Calls to 11811 cost up to €2.30 per minute depending on which price plan the customer is on. Should the customer ask to be connected to a number there is an additional call set up charge of up to €2.30 as well as the per minute charge depending on how long the call lasts. The costs of premium rate services are available at O2.ie,” said a spokesperson. Advertisement Advance sale of graves could lead to cemetery ‘apartheid’ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGS11811Cllr Jim LongEircomFine GaelMinister Pat RabbitteMusic Limericko2 center_img Print Sarah’s winning recipe to keep cabin fever at bay Deputy Tom is fired up for the challenge Email Homelessness is a real worry in Abbeyfeale Twitter Linkedin Living City review to focus on poor response in Georgian Limerick last_img read more


first_imgNewsEducationHealthUniversity of Limerick leads €10.5 million EU ‘Go Green Routes’ projectBy Cian Reinhardt – July 20, 2020 500 Print Facebook Email Advertisement University you Limerick campus aerialsPhoto: True MediaUNIVERSITY of Limerick (UL) is to lead a €10.5 million ‘Go Green Routes’ project that aims to transform both environmental and human health by positioning European cities as world ambassadors of urban sustainability.Details of the project, which has almost 40 different stakeholders, were announced at a virtual launch hosted by UL today, Monday, July 20.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The four-year project, which applies visionary and integrated solutions to improve health in cities, will commence in September, coordinated by the Health Research Institute at UL.The project, which is funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 framework programme, will take COVID-19 into consideration, evaluating the impact of reduced air pollution during and after lockdown, as well as the impact on mental health of urban citizens and their views on re-greening their cities.Dr Tadhg MacIntyre, a lecturer in psychology at UL and coordinator of the Go Green Routes project said emerging evidence shows people “flocked to green spaces during lockdown for mental health, physical activity and connectivity with their communities”.He said, “The impact on social cohesion, connection to nature and their perceptions of their cities may be long-lasting. One solution to reduced transmission of the disease and the negative psychological consequences of confinement is spending more time outdoors in greenspace, which will be addressed by the project.”Dr McIntyre said there how nature is integrated into urban spaces and used needs to optimised, he said there is a need to “create a rapid means of knowledge creation and knowledge transfer to enable upscaling and future proliferation of nature-based interventions”.“We aim to create a unique knowledge ecosystem to transform citizens, planners, researchers and entrepreneurs into innovators, leaders and visionaries in nature-based solutions. Nature is our future,” Dr MacIntyre added.UL will receive €1.6m to fund a team of doctoral and post-doctoral researchers and a project manager. Other Irish partners will benefit to the tune of €3.68m across SMEs – Nutritics, ICEP, Connect the Dots, and Horizon Nua – and Irish universities TCD and TU Dublin, while Limerick City and County Council is to receive €530,000.The consortium will cultivate technological and nature-based solutions for health across six cities – Burgas, Bulgaria; Lahti, Finland; Umea, Sweden; Versailles, France and Limerick – and lay a foundation for future implementation in Munich, Germany, the Murcia region of Spain and in the Gzira municipality of Malta.The project also has partners in China, Mexico and Georgia, enabling a global knowledge exchange and a focus on mental health and well-being.Speaking at the launch of the project this Monday, UL Chancellor Mary Harney, said, “As a former Minister for Health, I am acutely aware of the links between human and environmental health. Indeed, I know first-hand that the banning of smoky coal in Dublin in 1990 had a huge impact on air pollution and a positive impact on health.”The UL Chancellor said now there is a need to be “ambitious” in how health is promoted in cities, “through active travel, renaturing streets and ensuring nature and people are at the nexus of urban life”.She said, “Limerick City, I am glad to say, has been advancing its capacities through research and innovation. Recently, it was awarded the European Green Leaf Award for innovation in greenspace. The collaboration with UL has led to the +CityxChange, which is a smart city project paying dividends in sustainability.“The University has firm plans to increase its footprint in the city. The future of our institution and the city are very much linked. We are both future focused and have ambitious growth targets and together we will ensure the city and the region become of strategic importance in research, learning and innovation. Limerick 2030, our own strategic plan and research like the Go Green Routes project will help to ensure that this vision becomes a reality.”The project has three themes – Building Back Better; Re-naturing Cities for Health; and Future-proofing for Digital Natives. An interdisciplinary team at UL is involved including Dr Stephen Kinsella, economics; Dr Norma Bargary, statistical modelling; Professor Alan Donnelly, physical activity; Dr Tadhg MacIntyre, mental health; Dr Giles Warrington, sport and exercise; Dr Conor Little, governance; Dr Elaine Gallagher, citizen science and Dr Eibhlís O’Connor, nutrition and sustainability.Dr Una May, Director of Participation and Ethics at Sport Ireland, said, “We have learnt from the Covid-19 lockdown how much people cherish their connection to nature and the role of active recreation in greenspace has never been so apparent. Limerick City, with the support of our planned supports including the Active Cities programme and the Go Green Routes innovations, will be able to clearly demonstrate how urban nature can promote healthy lives and act as a flagship for other cities to follow.”Martin Rogan, CEO Mental Health Ireland, said, “We are well aware of the benefits of nature for mental health but the challenge has been how to best translate knowledge into impact. Uniquely, Go Green Routes will co-create a mental health scorecard for cities which will highlight their contribution to prevention, commitment to rights of persons with psychosocial disabilities and empowerment of users of services-this combination of organic and structured supports will make a long-lasting contribution to the well-being of Irish citizens.”center_img Linkedin WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleShannon airport immigration centreNext articleGardaí order Limerick publican to cease trading under Health Act after wet-house opens up despite COVID rules Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected]last_img read more


first_imgArsenal climbed to third after beating Newcastle (Picture: AP)‘With their away form, I’m not too sure,’ he said.‘If they can pick up their away form, they will have a great chance. But the way their away form is, I wouldn’t be putting money on it.’After Arsenal defeated Newcastle, goalscorer Lacazette said: ‘It was a big game tonight, a tough game.‘The coach said we had to be patient and efficient in the box and we did that. It’s always like this against Newcastle. We are happy.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘I can feel the difference in the atmosphere from last season, now we can maybe go to the Champions League.‘The fans helped us to get third place. We work every day to be in third place, now we must stay in this position.‘I would like to score away from home too but if we win that’s all that is important. We are more confident, everybody knows what we have to do.’MORE: Unai Emery provides Aaron Ramsey injury update after Newcastle win Comment Metro Sport ReporterMonday 1 Apr 2019 11:26 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.5kShares Advertisement Jamie Carragher predicts who will finish in top four after Arsenal overtake Tottenham Jamie Carragher has made a top-four prediction (Picture: Getty)Jamie Carragher has predicted who will finish in the top four of the Premier League after Arsenal moved above Tottenham.The Gunners are now third in the table after Monday’s impressive 2-0 win over Newcastle United, inspired by goals from Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette.But Liverpool legend Carragher still feels Arsenal will feel short in the race to finish in the top four, along with Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea.The former England defender said on Monday Night Football: ‘If I was saying now and had to call it now I’d probably still go for Spurs and Man United.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I still think that away form [from Arsenal is a problem]. When you say they’re not playing big six rivals, they’re the type of away games that have players and teams at the real top.‘You look at Everton away, Watford, Wolves, Burnley. Yes, you’re not playing United, City, Liverpool, but those ones, even a draw there now is not a good result it’s that tight.‘They concede almost two a game away from home. 27 goals, that’s an awful lot. The contrast with at home, it’s unbelievable.’Andy Cole, the Manchester United legend, also doubts whether Arsenal can maintain their position despite climbing to third.”With their away form, I’m not too sure”Andy Cole and @Carra23 doubt whether Arsenal can secure a top-four finish #MNF pic.twitter.com/Q0CZvlHpcP— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) April 1, 2019 Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgAmundi – Peter Brackett has been appointed head of global consultant relations for the French asset manager. Brackett joins the firm from American Century Investments, where he helped build the UK institutional business. He also held similar roles at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, and was previously an investment consultant at Aon Hewitt. He will be based in London and will look to develop Amundi’s reputation among consulting firms.IFM Investors – John Carey has been appointed as investment director for European infrastructure debt at the Australian firm’s London office. Carey will be responsible for the origination, analysis and execution of debt investments made in the UK and Europe. He joins from Moody’s, where he was a senior analyst in infrastructure finance. He also has experience with Barclays, in infrastructure finance, and KPMG.GAM – Gary Singleterry and Tom Mansley are set to join the Swiss asset management group after it acquired Singleterry Mansley Asset Management, of which they were principals. Alongside the founders, the entire investment team will also transfer across to GAM. The pair founded their firm in 2002, which has AUM of around $400m (€294m). Its consolidation into GAM is expected to complete later this month. Vervoer, De Eendragt, KPMG, Amundi, IFM Investors, GAMVervoer – The €15.8bn pension fund for private road transport in the Netherlands, has appointed Marjolein Sol as its new CIO, effective 1 August. Sol is to succeed Patrick Groenendijk, who recently started as practice leader at Northern Trust’s Chicago-based fiduciary management team. From 2012 to 2013, Sol was a board member at Mercurius, the pension fund for financial services – including communications watchdog AFM and Euronext – which is currently in the process of liquidation. Before then, she was CIO at Syntrus Achmea Asset Management and senior adviser at insurer Achmea. Vervoer’s new CIO has also been business leader for IC Benelux at consultant Mercer, director of fixed income and equities at the €158bn asset manager PGGM and head of credit derivatives at Rabobank.De Eendragt – Philip Menco has left as director of the €1.5bn life insurer and pensions provider De Eendragt Pensioen. He has been succeeded by Albert Bakker, a former interim manager and senior programme manager at insurer Achmea. Menco is still deciding on his next opportunity, he said. At the same time, André van Vliet has succeeded Tom Nieuwenhuizen as CFO at De Eendragt. Nieuwenhuizen is to fully focus on the company’s clients.KPMG – Julie Patterson is to join the global accountancy and consultancy firm as a director in its European financial services regulatory centre, covering the investment management industry. Patterson is known for her prior position at the Investment Management Association, where she was director of regulatory affairs for investment funds and retail. Patterson spent 15 years at the IMA before deciding to join KPMG, representing fund managers through a raft of new regulatory changes.last_img read more


first_imgFloyd Mayweather has said he would return to boxing if he is paid £500 million.But the American, who retired with a perfect 50-0 fight record, doesn’t fancy coming back to fight “any of the younger guys”. Mayweather hung up his gloves after his big-money cross-sports fight against UFC legend, Conor McGregor, in 2017.He is believed to have earned around £300 million for the scrap that saw him stop McGregor in the 10th round at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.The 43-year-old Michigan man often teases a return to the sport that made him a legend in training videos.But he said it would take a monumental money offer to get him lacing the gloves back up.He has previously said he would rematch McGregor and box UFC champ, Khabib Nurmagomedov – but only for £464 million. Speaking to FightHype/.com, “The Money” said: “If I see an opportunity where I can entertain and have a little fun and make six hundred million, why not?“If I am going to do something, it’s got to be worth it. But there’s no number that’s worth me getting back in that ring and fighting these young fighters to get any type of wear and tear on my body.”Mayweather then said he would prefer any return to the boxing ring to be in exhibition bouts.He famously left Tenshin Nasukawa in tears in one of these after battering the Japanese kickboxer into a first-round KO back in December 2018.Mayweather added: “Am I going to fight any fighters as of right now? No. I’m retired. I’m retired from the sport of boxing. “I’m training, having fun, and enjoying life. I don’t want for anything. I’m not retired from business.“When I beat McGregor, they said: ‘That ain’t 50 fights (50-0).’ But these guys are fighting and they are making a couple of dollars, they’re crazy.”Mayweather also laughed off recent rumours that he has run out of money, saying that he “makes seven figures every month” from “smart investments.”The boxing legend, 43, is known to own a stunning array of luxury toys having earned an eye-watering £706 million in the last decade.RelatedPosts Sexual assault: McGregor awaits physical test, video evidence Sexual assault charge: UFC superstar denies allegation, released without charge Mayweather’s ex-babe died of fentanyl overdose Tags: Conor McGregorFloyd MayweatherKhabib NurmagomedovT-mobile Arenalast_img read more