first_img Previous articleRugby hero backs Special Olympics collectionNext articleSearch teams discover body of woman in Estuary Alan Jacques 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,” 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_img Pinterest Twitter Local News Five things you need to know today, June 7 Previous articleWhat’s happening at the old Harrigan’s?Next articleMan charged with apartment shooting admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp By admin – June 7, 2018 ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ center_img Twitter From left, artist Tina Fuentes instructs 16-year-old Aliya Martin. The Ellen Noel Art Museum is having their Teen Artist Residency Program all this week for kids ages 13 to 17 working with artist Tina Fuentes in a painting workshop. The week will end with an art exhibit of the students’ work Friday at 6 pm.  OC employee of the year always learning Pinterest Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Thursday, June 7. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at and our daily E-Edition at A special Ector County Hospital District meeting will be called to handle what is typically routine business — naming Ector County Hospital District board officers.2. An Odessa restaurateur expects to open a new restaurant in early July at the former Harrigan’s location on JBS Parkway.3. The National College Access Network announced in a blog on its website that Odessa is among the 25 U.S. cities selected to receive up to $40,000 each for the 2018-19 FAFSA Completion Challenge Grant.4. As hot as it is, Meals on Wheels in Odessa is hosting a drive for box fans to be sent out to their clients in need of cool air during this time of year.5. IN SPORTS: Jay McHugh and Andrew Wyatt return to defend their title at the 55th annual Quarter Century Partnership that begins today at the Odessa County Club. Facebook Home Local News Five things you need to know today, June 7 Creamy Fruit SaladVirgin Coco MojitoSouthern Style Potato SaladPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

first_img Luke Henderson of Professionals John Henderson. Pic: Jerad WilliamsHe said they already had settlements booked for December 19.Agents were reporting a steadier market following a tough start to the year and expected it to continue into the new year.McGrath’s Billy Jaz, who recently became a joint franchise partner of the Palm Beach office with Andy Hogarth and Ian Mills, said buyer sentiment had improved with market conditions in recent months. “The finality of both the (federal) election and (banking, superannuation and financial services) royal commission are two factors that have positively influenced the marketplace,” he said.“In addition, the trend of interstate buyers is growing quickly and is supported by all-time low interest rates.” Harcourts Coastal managing director Dane Atherton said they were ready for the Christmas rush.“We’ve got solicitors on standby up until the 23rd,” he said.“If you (buy at) auction this weekend, we can do a 21-day settlement and they can be in by Christmas.“Even a 14-day settlement we can do.” Dane Atherton of Harcourts Coastal. Pic: Jerad WilliamsHe said there were also many benefits for sellers when it came to offloading properties before Christmas and the New Year.“The upside in doing it before Christmas is you avoid the potential increase in competition of more listings coming on (the market) in January,” he said.“These people who will have sold before Christmas, they’re now in a position to buy in January.”Professionals John Henderson director Luke Henderson said it was important to be organised.“You just need to have your finance lined up at this stage,” he said.“If they only need a valuation through the bank and everything else is lined up, they could probably do it as early as 14 days.“If you don’t, then you’re generally waiting until a month after that.”More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa9 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:29Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:29 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWays to get into the property market for less00:29 Property experts are urging house hunters to buy now if they want to move in by Christmas.IF all you want for Christmas is a new home to celebrate the festive season in, you still have time.Property experts say it is becoming more common for house hunters to buy and then settle nail-bitingly close to December 25.Many have preparations in place weeks in advance to ensure the process runs as smoothly as possible. MORE NEWS: Best kitchens for happy holidays MORE NEWS: Luxury mansion’s $5 million reno pays offlast_img read more

first_imgMoreover, farm income is noted to be thesecond highest source of income for 2019, out of the sales derived from the twoprovincial farms, Negros First Ranch in Sta. Rosa, Murcia and ProvincialLivestock Dairy Farm and Breeding Center in La Granja, La Carlota City, NegrosOccidental. Data from PVO showed that the highestsource of income was generated from the regulatory services comprising 67.19percent of the total earnings, since the province is one of the major supplierof livestock and poultry to its neighboring islands like Panay and Cebu. The income also manifests the effective implementation of Provincial TaxOrdinance No. 2017-001, Series of 2017, carried out through district fieldunits established by the PVO. BACOLOD City  – The Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) ofNegros  Occidental earned close to P10million in 2019, from sales on culled animal farms, farm products andby-products, issuance of Veterinary Health Certificates, farm inspection andregistration and other veterinary and laboratory fees. This 2020, PVO aims to increase itscollection by extending more products and highly improved services to keep thepublic satisfaction through effective and efficient implementation of itscatered product and services. (With areport from PIA/PN) Bulk of the income generated came fromveterinary inspection fees and veterinary health certificate issuancesamounting to P6.588 million; followed by farm income with total earningsamounting to P2.9-million; then from registration and licenses, P366,500; andfrom walk-in consultations and other laboratory fees amounting toP237,809. last_img read more

first_imgSt. Louis School student council members with members of the Batesville Fire DepartmentAssistant chief of the Batesville Police Department and St. Louis alumni Brad Wessel with Maggie Beiser and Lilly Schebler Batesville, In. — Members of the St. Louis School student council showed their support for police and fire on September 11 by dropping off four dozen donuts and platters of homemade goodies.The students stopped at both departments to share the treats and American flag cards made by Evelyn Storms and signed by the student body. The initiative is part of teaching the children the historic timeline of events but also the compassion and empathy shown by first responders.last_img

first_img He added: “We won earlier in the season against Manchester United and we drew there at the end of last season, so we will go there probably in a better frame of mind and with a little bit more confidence than at any other time since I arrived here. “We will go there and try to get a positive result.” Moyes also hopes the fact United are playing Real Madrid away on Wednesday in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie might prove a factor on Sunday, adding: “It will be a hard job for us, but with a bit of luck, maybe they might have Madrid on their mind for Wednesday night and rest a few players.” United have certainly recovered from the defeat to Everton at the start of the season. Like the Toffees, Sir Alex Ferguson’s side go into the 26th game of their top-flight campaign having lost only three times – and yet they are 20 points better off than them, top of the table with a commanding lead over second-placed Manchester City. The size of that gap between his team and United is something Moyes concedes he finds hard to get his head around. “I have great respect for the manager and the way they run their club at Manchester United,” Moyes said. “I have to say, we think we are having a great season, and they are 20 points ahead of us right now. So it says a lot about Manchester United that they have 20 points more than us.” Moyes, appointed as Toffees boss in 2002, is yet to oversee a win at United with the Merseysiders’ most recent victory there coming in 1992, but they head into this Barclays Premier League contest having drawn 4-4 on their previous visit in April and then defeated the Red Devils 1-0 at Goodison Park in August. Everton, fifth in the table, have lost only three matches in the league all season and their manager is in optimistic mood, as he said: “Someone told me it was 1992 when we last won at Old Trafford, so that tells you how difficult the task is. But we have been quite good this year in that we have not lost many games and always been in there.” Everton manager David Moyes is feeling more confident about Sunday’s away clash with Manchester United than he has ahead of any previous trip his side has made to Old Trafford.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

first_img…has one hand on titleKINGSTON, Jamaica, (CMC) – Three-time reigning champions Guyana Jaguars beat Jamaica Scorpions in a nerve-jangling contest here Saturday, to increase their lead at the top of the standings and virtually assure themselves of a fourth straight title in the Regional Four-Day Championship.Set a 136 for victory at Sabina Park on the third day, Jaguars stumbled and stuttered their way to their target, before achieving victory 45 minutes before the scheduled close, when tail-ender Veerasammy Permaul (10 not out) turned off-spinner John Campbell into the on-side for a single.The run chase was carried by opener Chandrapaul Hemraj who top-scored with 40 while Keemo Paul got 21, but Jaguars collapsed from 64 for two to 84 for six as they lost four wickets for 22 runs in quick time.Paul, who counter-attacked lashing three sixes in 11-ball cameo, put on a crucial 30 for the seventh wicket with Permaul to edge Jaguars closer to their target.Drama ensued, however, when Paul was stumped off left-arm spinner and captain Nikita Miller. And with only nine runs added, veteran left-hander Shiv Chanderpaul was caught close-in off by Fabien Allen for 16 looking to work Miller away on the leg-side.The double success for Miller left Jagurs tottering on 123 for eight, handing Scorpions a huge chance to snatch a late win.But Brandon King dropped Gudakesh Motie (6 not out) at second slip in a critical miss for Scorpions and he remained with Permaul to see Jaguars to their sixth win of the season.Miller was the best bowler with four for 64 to end with an eight-wicket match haul.Earlier, Scorpions were dismissed for 212 in their second innings after resuming from their overnight 167 for five.Opener Assad Fudadin added nine to his overnight 61 before falling lbw to left-arm seamer Raymon Reifer, after facing 192 balls all told and striking seven boundaries.He extended his sixth wicket stand with wicketkeeper Aldaine Thomas to 39 before becoming the first casualty of the day.Thomas lasted 118 deliveries and hit four fours before going bowled by Paul, as Scorpions lost their last four wickets for 19 runs.Left-arm spinner Motie finished with four for 39 while Paul picked up two for 33.SCORPIONS 1st Innings 106Jaguars 1st Innings 183Scorpions 2nd Innings(overnight 167 for five)J Campbell c Paul b Motie 62A Fudadin lbw b Reifer 70J Blackwood run out 9B King b Motie 0P Palmer run out 10F Allen b Permaul 4+A Thomas b Paul 36D Green c Johnson b Motie 0*N Miller not out 4D Jacobs c Persaud b Motie 0R Leveridge lbw b Paul 0Extras (b5, lb4, nb8) 17TOTAL (all out, 80.5 overs) 212Fall of wickets: 1-112, 2-127, 3-133, 4-149, 5-153, 6-192, 7-193, 8-197, 9-212, 10-212.Bowling: Paul 13.5-3-33-2, Joseph 3-0-27-0, Reifer 13-4-26-1, Johnson 2-0-16-0, Permaul 23-3-62-1, Motie 26-9-39-4.JAGUARS 2nd Innings (target: 136 runs)C Hemraj c wkp Thomas b Green 40V Singh lbw b Leveridge 3*L Johnson c King b Campbell 16A Persaud b Jacobs 7S Chanderpaul c Allen b Miller 16+A Bramble c wkp Thomas b Miller 3R Reifer lbw b Miller 6K Paul st Thomas b Miller 21V Permaul not out 10G Motie not out 6Extras (b7, lb1) 8TOTAL (8 wkts, 58.3 overs) 136Fall of wickets: 1-21, 2-48, 3-64, 4-72, 5-76, 6-84, 7-114, 8-123.Bowing: Leveridge 8-3-7-1, Miller 19-7-64-4, Campbell 20.3-6-37-1, Green 4-2-6-1, Jacobs 7-1-14-1.last_img read more

first_imgFreshman and spring admit Sarah Elmashat sits in her dorm room, a renovated lounge in Pardee Tower. (Tucker Judkins / Daily Trojan)When spring admit and freshman human biology major Sarah Elmashat first learned she would be living in a renovated lounge in Pardee Tower, she was concerned because she didn’t know what the room looked like or what accommodations would be included.“I was just worried because I didn’t have any information on what the set-up was going to be like, but moving in and seeing everything there and making it homey just made it feel a lot better,” Elmashat said. “There’s a lot of positives to it too. We have a bigger room than an average freshman in Pardee.” About 50 spring admits moved into renovated study lounges last week due to a lack of available on-campus housing, according to USC Housing. In a statement to the Daily Trojan, USC Housing Senior Associate Director Christopher Ponsiglione said the housing office has received mainly positive comments from spring admits assigned to lounges so far. “Feedback from most students is that they are pleased with their Housing assignment, especially those that were assigned to traditionally high demand buildings like New/North and South Residential Colleges,” Ponsiglione said in the statement.Freshman Nicole Liebeler, a spring admit majoring in law, history and culture, is situated in a Fluor Tower lounge. Liebeler said she also had concerns about what bathroom she would use and how much storage space would be available. Since moving in, Liebeler said she hasn’t experienced any problems with the accommodations. While the lounge doesn’t have closets or bureaus like traditional dorms, she said there are clothing racks and drawers for storage. “I’ve stayed in dorms in summer programs, and it just feels like one of those, which is totally fine for freshmen housing,”  Liebeler said. “I’ll only be in there for a semester. It’s convenient, and it’s in a good place so that’s what I’m really concerned about.” Ponsiglione also said that as other housing options become available, the spring admits will be moved into permanent housing. For the time being, however, some freshman residents are upset over the loss of their shared spaces. When freshman international relations and art history major Sophia Ceniza’s New North Residential College study lounge was converted into student housing, everyone on the floor lost their lounge.“The lounge has become for everybody on my floor … this place for cultivating community where we all study, where we eat, where we talk, where we can spend social time together,”  Ceniza said. “It’s become a useful space for every single person on the floor, and so finding out our lounge is going to be taken away was kind of devastating for everyone.”Freshman business administration major Sophie Antebi, who also lives on the third floor in New North, said she was sad to learn that the lounge would be converted into student housing.“Obviously it’s upsetting to us that we lost our lounge because it was a nice community space for people to go do their homework or hang out,” Antebi said. “The only reason they took away our lounge is because there wasn’t enough student housing in other places to put people, so I think USC either needs more housing or shouldn’t admit too many students.” On Dec. 6, Ceniza wrote an email to USC Housing and New North Residential College explaining the significance of the lounge to the residents and asking for accommodations to replace the converted space. Ceniza and 19 other residents signed the email, which also said that other lounge spaces they had access to were “inadequate for studying and homework” because they didn’t have tables, desks or other seating arrangements. To fix this problem, Ponsiglione said USC Housing furnished the lounges to create communal study areas.“Housing placed more study specific furniture in the many remaining lounges to work towards meeting the needs of the current residents,” Ponsiglione said. Ceniza also said that she and the girls on her floor think their communal bathroom will be overcrowded since more residents have to share the two working toilets and four showers. “I think a concern for a lot of girls and people in general [is that] you spend so much money to be able to utilize USC Housing,” Ceniza said. “At minimum it should provide things like a bathroom that’s not overcrowded and a lounge space where you can work.”last_img read more

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — A Memorial Day Service will be held at Prairie Lawn Cemetery on Monday, May 27, at 10 a.m.Frank Korte, Past Commander for the American Legion Post #90, will be making the address. Also, don’t forget, to help volunteer to put up flags at the cemetery starting at 8 a.m. (see information here).The order of the service is as follows:Welcome – Commander James Lockhart.National Anthem – Melanie Dawson.Raising of the Colors – Boys Scout Troop 303 and 304.Pledge of Allegiance – Commander Lockhart.Invocation – Chaplain Wayne White.General Logan’s Order #11 – Jim Valentine.Address of the day – Frank Korte, Past Commander.Placings of the wreaths – announced by Commander Lockhart – Those placing wreaths include representatives of the following service organizations and conflicts:American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Veterans of Foreign War Auxiliary, World War 1 veterans, World War II veterans, Korean War Veterans, Vietnam Veterans, Grenada, Panama, Gulf War Veterans, Afghanistan, Iraqi War Veterans, 40 & 8, 8 & 40, American Red Cross, Boys Scouts, Girl Scouts, Explorer Post 303, Sons of the American Legion; and American Legion Riders.Saluting our Comrades – Members of the American Legion Post #90 firing squad.Taps – Melanie Dawson and Jeremy Burden.Dismissed – Commander Lockhart. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

first_imgThe Fort St. John RCMP report two robberies in the last week.The first robbery occurred September 18th at approximately 3:27am in the area of 96th avenue and 100th street. The RCMP attended the hospital where the victim was being treated for non life-threatening injuries. The victim reported that he was struck from behind by assailants.The assailants were wearing dark coloured hoodies. The assailants took the victims wallet and other personal items.- Advertisement -Then on September 22nd at approximately 3:47am, there was a report of an armed robbery in the area of 100th avenue and 96th street. The victim was struck with what is believed to be a handgun. The two assailants were described as 6’0″ and 5’7″ to 5’9″, native and both wearing dark hoodies with disguises over their faces. The victim’s backpack containing personal items was taken.The police believe that these two incidents may be related and the investigation is ongoing.The Fort St. John RCMP are looking for the public’s assistance with information about either of these two crimes. You can contact the RCMP at 250-787-8100 or call Crimestoppers and remain anonymous at 1-800-222-8477. You can also send in tips online at www.crimestoppersfsj.caAdvertisementlast_img read more