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Bank charges are customers’ biggest gripe


first_img whatsapp KCS-content Share whatsapp At present – when consumer confidence in financial institutions is at its lowest ebb for over 60 years – there is good reason to reevaluate retail banks’ relationship with their customers at its most fundamental level: the current account.The arrival of service-focused Metrobank and Santander’s recent cash incentive to switch providers have sparked consumer attention on the lowly current account. What do customers really care about? A new report for YouGov SixthSense suggests that bank charges are the foremost consideration when consumers are looking for a new account. This should come as little surprise to many – the past three years have seen the number of current account related complaints to the Financial Ombudsmen balloon compared to the numbers in 2005 to 2007, with 25,252 complaints made in 2010.Fifty-four per cent of YouGov respondents agree that fines relating to exceeding an overdraft are “legitimate”, making it the most acceptable form of bank charge. However, only five per cent of consumers are willing to tolerate monthly banking fees for banking services like debit cards, direct debits and standing orders.The greatest acceptance of charges for exceeding overdraft limits currently lies with those who are happiest with their banking service. It also seems that consumer perception of banking institutions hinges greatly on the consumer’s understanding and acceptance of certain bank charges – an informed accountholder is a happy accountholder.Yet 40 per cent of respondents say that they have not fully read their account’s official documentation, but “broadly” know what they may be charged, and in what circumstances; One in five account holders report that they have read the documentation in the past but “can’t remember it now”. Only one in four account holders claim that they have read all the relevant documentation and understand when and why charges may arise. Educating customers may be the banks’ strongest weapon.Stephan Shakespeare is founder and chief executive of YouGov. Tags: NULL Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Tuesday 14 September 2010 8:59 pm Bank charges are customers’ biggest gripe Show Comments ▼last_img read more


Eurobond argument ignites


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DN Tyre & Rubber Plc (DUNLOP.ng) Q32015 Interim Report


first_imgDN Tyre & Rubber Plc (DUNLOP.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about DN Tyre & Rubber Plc (DUNLOP.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the DN Tyre & Rubber Plc (DUNLOP.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: DN Tyre & Rubber Plc (DUNLOP.ng)  2015 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileDN Tyre & Rubber Plc manufactures and sells a range of vehicle tyres in Nigeria which includes tyres for cars, minivans, sports utility vehicles, trucks and busses. Pamol (Nigeria) Limited is a subsidiary of DN Tyre & Rubber Plc and supplies natural rubber for the manufacturing process through five rubber estate operations. The latter encompasses 15 738 hectares in Ikot Okpora and Nko/Agoi Ibani Rubber Estates which were acquired from the Government of Cross River State through the privatisation process of government-owned plantations. Formerly known as Dunlop Nigeria Plc, the company changed its name to DN Tyre & Rubber plc in 2009. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. DN Tyre & Rubber Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more


Stop saving and start investing: how I’m targeting £500k in 2040


first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. It’s the start of a new decade. I reckon it’s a good time to get rid of bad habits that might be damaging your health or your wealth. As this is an investment site, I want to focus on a problem that could be damaging your financial health. It’s called saving.You may think you’re being a good, responsible adult by putting some of your income into a cash savings account each month. If you’re saving for a rainy day fund, holidays, or a new boiler, then I’d agree. You’re doing the right thing.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…But if you’re saving cash to help fund your retirement, then I’ve got bad news. With best-buy Cash ISA rates hovering around 1.3%, you’re unlikely to hit your retirement goals. Here’s what I’d do instead.Mission possible: £500k by 2040?For the purposes of this article, I’m going to look at how you might build a £500,000 fund over the next 20 years. My choice would be to invest in the stock market using a Stocks and Shares ISA, or a pension. Which of these options is best for you will depend on your personal circumstances.Pensions provide valuable tax relief that will boost your contributions today. But your money is tied up until you’re 55, and you could face future tax bills. By contrast, investing in a Stocks and Shares ISA means all future capital gains and income will be tax free. And you can withdraw your money at any time.Option 1: buy the marketIf you want to build a £500k nest egg in 20 years, how much will you need to save each month? For a stock market investment, one option would be to ‘buy the market’ by investing in a FTSE 100 tracker fund. This will invest your cash in the 100 largest listed companies in the UK, so you’ll be invested in a wide range of businesses.Over the long term, the average annual return from the UK stock market is about 8%. Assuming this remains true, my sums show you’d need to save £850 per month for 20 years to hit your £500k goal. That’s quite a lot. Let’s see if we can find a way to reduce it.Option 2: buy stocksIf you invest in a smaller number of individual stocks, then you may be able to outperform the market. My sums show that if you can achieve a 10% annual return, your monthly payment could be cut to £658 each month.Beating the market isn’t easy. But if I was pursuing this strategy, I’d target a mix of value, income and growth. I’d aim to hold 10-20 stocks, split between the FTSE 100 and the FTSE 250.In the FTSE 100, I’d mainly be looking for high-yield dividend stocks which looked unloved and cheap to me. Current examples might include British American Tobacco, cruise firm Carnival and Royal Dutch Shell.In the FTSE 250, I’d be targeting firms with above average profitability and a decent track record of growth. For example, I might consider bus and train operator Go-Ahead Group, engineering group IMI, and financial trading firm IG Group.These are only initial ideas — you’ll need to do a fair amount of research. But I believe this approach could work well and help you build a valuable retirement fund. Image source: Getty Images. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Roland Head owns shares of Carnival, Go-Ahead Group, IG Group Holdings, and Royal Dutch Shell B. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Carnival and IMI. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. 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Illinois trial court rules in favor of Quincy breakaway group


first_img Course Director Jerusalem, Israel By ENS staffPosted Sep 11, 2013 West Jacocks says: Marc Kivel says: September 12, 2013 at 10:24 am I think it is important to remember that both the breakaway group and the members of the Episcopal Church are faithful servants of God. And while issues like property and assets are important to the parties involved (and should be, to an extent), they must not let this take away from their commitment to be the hands and feet of Christ in our broken world. I am confident that both groups will continue faithful Christian service. They wouldn’t care so much about these rulings if they weren’t passionate about the work of the Church. September 11, 2013 at 9:08 pm Looking for obedience to His laws by His children – and finding precious little of it. September 16, 2013 at 4:58 pm The following is an excerpt from expert testimony by Louis Weil, a professor at a TEC seminary.“I am qualified to explain the hierarchical structure of the Episcopal Church, and the diocesan bishop’s position at the apex of that hierarchy as the apostle, chief priest, pastor and ecclesiastical authority of the diocese….The polity of the Episcopal Church is hierarchical. In fact, the name of the Episcopal Church itself denotes the authoritative framework of the Church, and direction in which authority flows. The concept of episcope,” from which episcopal is derived, means oversight. Oversight, within the polity of the Episcopal Church, is the responsibility of a bishop within his or her diocese.The diocese is the jurisdictional unit of the Episcopal Church….Taken together, the role of the bishop as apostle, chief priest and pastor of a diocese, and the ordination vows taken by every priest signify the hierarchical nature of the Episcopal Church. Within this framework, it is the bishop who is the ultimate authority on issues of ministry within his or her diocese….In summary, the bishop is the cornerstone of the diocese. The history and liturgy of the Episcopal Church support the notion that the bishop is the ultimate authority over ecclesiastical matters within his or her diocese.”26 bishops agreed with this in an amicus brief, including Katherine Jefferts Schori.Judge Orbtal’s ruling is well reasoned, and pierces the smoke screen generated by TEC. I am reminded of the end of “The Wizard of Oz” (“Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain! I am the great and powerful Oz!).TEC is an association of dioceses. That’s as far up as the hierarchy goes. Even the Presiding bishop agrees (though maybe she has changed her mind).Trying to hold together a church by threat of lawsuit is ludicrous. Youth Minister Lorton, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL September 14, 2013 at 7:55 pm Further, if I’m not mistaken, most states have rules which say if a non-profit entity is closed, then there must be provision for the disbursement of residual funds and property, true? Inasmuch as the TEC Diocese of Quincy has now ceased to exist, under its charter what was supposed to happen to its funds and property? September 14, 2013 at 8:11 pm Well written, Ron. September 11, 2013 at 6:23 pm Where is God in all this? Christopher Johnson says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Marc Kivel says: Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 September 14, 2013 at 8:30 pm I agree with your analysis, Ron: if it is held that TEC is not hierarchical and a diocese may secede at will from TEC I suspect there will be a continuous cleaving of the Church into ever smaller denominations ala the Weslyans and even more litigation and acrimony. The reality is rather obvious: our Dioceses exist by action of the GC who also define the Canons and Constitutions and institute the legitimate episcopate. Those who walk apart may choose to do so as individuals, without alienating the property of TEC – we leave the door open and also recognize we may also be responsible for the situation we are in…thoughts? Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate Diocese of Nebraska September 11, 2013 at 6:23 pm This is a continuation of the “neutral principles” idea which we have recently seen from state courts in South Carolina, Texas, and elsewhere. In that, it is nothing new. This ruling, however, is much more sweeping as it rejects a number of major courts decisions favoring TEC and defends the breakaway diocese’s claims. The most stunning of these remarks comes as Associate Judge Ortbal dismisses the arguments of the majority in the 6-1 decision of the Georgia Supreme Court and hails the lone dissenter. Too, he says on one hand TEC is hierarchical and then says it is not hierarchical enough. He applies extreme strict constructionism with heavy qualifiers as “explicitly” and “expressly” to find that neither the General Convention nor the Presiding Bishop has clear authority over the dioceses, at least on property matters. To my knowledge, this is the first ruling where a judge seeks to interpret the Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Church, even if he gave no explanation for his interpretation. If this ruling stands it will make two main points: 1-TEC is not an hierarchical institution, and 2-a diocese may secede from TEC at will. To say the least, this decision is far afield the mainstream of nearly 100 cases over the last dozen years. It is certain to be appealed. J. W. McRee says: Tupper Morehead, TSSF says: W T Wheeler says: Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Clay Calhoun says: Marc Kivel says: Property September 14, 2013 at 11:31 pm Mr. Caldwell, There is only one set of facts and you have managed to twist them to suit your views. The Diocese filed suit because those who are not the Diocese of South Carolina were proclaiming to be such in newspaper ads. That is clearly illegal under South Carolina law so the diocese took legal action when the TEC remnant would not refrain from using the name and the seal of the diocese even though they had been asked to stop. AS you are not even an attorney, you should not be judging a judge’s ability to properly adjudicate a case that is given to them. Why he was chosen? I don’t know. However, attorney’s who do have quite a bit of knowledge about Canon law have remarked elsewhere Zachary, You must not follow these cases very closely at all. My comment is about that Bishop von Rosenberg filed suit against Bishop Lawrence for *trademark infringement* which Bishop Lawrence noted as a “self-contradictory move” because TEC in SC had already agreed (and to this day agrees) to the injunction against them for trademark infringement. Von Rosenberg’s lawsuit was filed back in March 2013 *after* the TEC remnant had agreed to the injunction against them. So how can it be that Bishop von Rosenberg is so righteous for filing a *personal* lawsuit against Bishop Lawrence for the same trademark infringements for which TEC in SC (TEC remnant faction) has already agreed to the injunction? A *personal* lawsuit is especially most unfortunate. I think Bishop von Rosenberg and the Presiding Bishop both need to read the part about Christians not suing other Christians. Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Fr. Gaylord Hitchcock says: September 18, 2013 at 12:33 pm Actually, Mr. Jacocks, the ultimate Ecclesiastical Authority within a TEC Diocese might be understood as the Diocesan Standing Committee comprised of Clergy and Laity inasmuch it calls the Bishop designate, it must agree with the Majority of other Standing Committees on approving Bishop designates for other Dioceses, and is charged with assenting to the programs and expenditures of the Diocese as well as oversight of the Diocese particularly in the interregnum between Bishops. And from whence did this arrangement spring? The Constitution and Canons of TEC. Now if the Episcopate is truly the sole ecclesiastical authority of a Diocese and TEC is nothing more than a confederacy of independent ecclesiastical units, it seems you have no real need or necessity for Laity or Clergy to be involved in the decision making of the Diocese, except by the wish and on the whim of the Bishop of the moment. I am aware there are communions and independent ecclesial bodies which support such a polity, and no doubt there are some who wear mitres who’d be thrilled to dispense with pesky clergy and laity (and with Canons and Constitutions not of their own devising) except when it comes to filling pews and paying dues, but I believe you’d find the Clergy, and more especially the Laity, questioning such an medieval approach to ecclesiology. Thoughts? Ron Caldwell says: September 12, 2013 at 12:34 pm David Yarbrough. I think we are seeing an abundance of law abiding by His children in recent judgements. This is now the third ruling against TEC in various state and federal courts. That says a lot especially one is a state supreme court! True obedience to His Law would be if TEC dropped all these frivolous lawsuits. Fortunately Bishop von Rosenberg’s very unChristian lawsuit against fellow bishop, +Mark Lawrence, was summarily dismissed by Judge Houck of the Federal Courts here in SC. PS Judge Houck was an Episcopalian decades ago maybe still I don’t know. Marc Kivel says: September 15, 2013 at 5:58 am You have it spot on, Joe. The last word has, hopefully, not been spoken concerning the former Diocese of Quincy. The story didn’t contain any stated intention to appeal, but an appeal is absolutely necessary. No less is owed to those who are valiantly rebuilding, with God’s help, the life of the Episcopal Church in Central Illinois, to say nothing of their (and our) forebears in the faith who believed that their legacy would benefit The Episcopal Church in perpetuity. Marc Kivel says: Alma T. Bell says: September 14, 2013 at 10:19 am Oh Zachary, name calling and judging those with whom you disagree isn’t very “tolerant”. Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Martinsville, VA Tags September 16, 2013 at 7:17 pm A bishop of a diocese gains office only after getting the requisite approval of the standing committees of the dioceses of the Episcopal Church as spelled out in the Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Church.. Likewise, a bishop of a diocese can be removed from office by due process in the C and C. Thus, dioceses are not sovereign entities. Sam Vaught says: An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET September 13, 2013 at 12:06 pm The suit that was dismissed was filed by von Rosenberg against Lawrence. See http://www.diosc.com/sys/images/documents/tec/2013-08-23_judge_houck_order_dismissing_w_o_prejudice.pdf. Zachary Brooks says: September 12, 2013 at 12:26 pm Judge Ortbal’s ruling is about the rule of law especially about neutral principles of law as they apply to *churches*. There is no automatic guaranteed deference to a church’s internal decisions *unless* it can show it is hierarchal. That is what Judge Ortbal is basically saying- TEC did not meet that definition. However, The Anglican Diocese of Quincy did indeed meet their burden of proof as to the ownership of these assets. I think we are seeing courts are wising up to TEC’s playbook and just because TEC says it is so is no longer enough for the courts. Also the issue of a diocese leaving/dissociating from TEC is very different *animal* legally than a parish leaving a diocese. So judicial rulings in cases of a parish leaving a diocese are not really precedents for these cases when a diocese leaves TEC. As Judge Ortbal’s rightly concludes there is nothing in either TEC’s canons or constitution which says a diocese can not leave. The rump/faux dioceses are now in a legal predicament as they are non corporate entities under various state laws unless they incorporate which they can not as they would have to assume a different name! Quite a predicament they are in and made for themselves. Ortbal’s ruling is so well thought out and thoroughly researched, I doubt another judge could find a reason to appeal it especially since one of the parties to the lawsuit (TEC Diocese of Quincy) no longer exists!! September 18, 2013 at 11:31 am The question of hierarchy and sovereignty in the Episcopal Church is an enormous and now very important one. A great deal of ink has already been spilled on this subject by people better informed than we are. It is interesting to note, however, that the topic was nowhere on the radar until after 2003 when an openly gay bishop was approved by TEC. Then it became a red hot issue and has remained. TEC had sailed through the stormy waters of civil rights, prayer book reform, and ordination of women without a single diocese voting on secession. It was the issue of the place of homosexuals in TEC that brought the question of sovereignty/hierarchy to the forefront as several dioceses began discussing leaving TEC. (Why that issue and not the others led to secession is another topic.)In a nutshell, the anti-TEC intellectual case is mainly from Mark McCall who argues in his voluminous writings that the TEC Constitution and Canons must be strictly constructed. Since it has no provision explicitly forbidding a diocese from withdrawing and since it does not expressly state that General Convention is supreme over the dioceses, McCall says we must conclude that TEC is not hierarchical and that dioceses are autonomous units. The pro-TEC side is upheld by the likes of James Dator, Joan Gundersen, Robert Mullin, all of whom argue for a broad interpretation of the implied powers of the C and C. They hold that TEC is definitely hierarchical and that the C and C clearly gives authority to the GC over the whole Church. McCall and Mullin have entered opposing affadavits in the South Carolina litigation. So it boils down to whether the judge wants to take a narrow interpretation of the C and C or a broad one. So far state courts have tended to follow the narrow while federal courts tend to the broad. That is why the two sides are maneuvering on placing their cases in certain courts.I disagree with your statement “Many dioceses pick and choose…” Episcopal Church dioceses are not at liberty to pick and choose which canons they will follow. That would make them only suggestions which they definitely are not. Zachary Brooks says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET David Yarbrough says: September 11, 2013 at 9:07 pm The decision of the Georgia Supreme Court affected the relationship between the parish of Christ Church Savannah and the Diocese of Georgia. It would most closely parallel the cases of the orthodox parishes in Virginia.This case more closely resembles Fort Worth and South Carolina, where entire dioceses have separated from TEC. The predominance of judgments at this level favors the departing dioceses. Press Release Service Submit a Press Release September 14, 2013 at 8:10 pm Mr. McRee, inasmuch as we are disestablished church in a democratic republic, we have recourse to the secular courts in matters involving property disputes. West Jacocks says: September 17, 2013 at 3:33 pm Using “inasmuch” in every sentence you post does NOT give your statements more credibility. Submit an Event Listing Carol McRee says: September 17, 2013 at 10:24 am Then you disagree with “The history and liturgy of the Episcopal Church support the notion that the bishop is the ultimate authority over ecclesiastical matters within his or her diocese.” A statement supported by the presiding bishop herself (though she was only a regular bishop at the time). September 11, 2013 at 7:51 pm Judge Ortbal has made himself a pretty subtle diviner of how the Episcopal Church works outits tensions between Convention and diocese. His ruling puts him at odds with a good number ofjudicial precedents we’ve all agonized through in recent years. He did his best, no doubt, but deserves to be overturned on appeal. Joe Herring Priest, Diocese of Atlanta West Jacocks says: Carol McRee says: John Knightley says: Rector Pittsburgh, PA Ron Caldwell says: Eric Bonetti says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Comments (45) Rector Hopkinsville, KY Marc Kivel says: Ron Caldwell says: September 13, 2013 at 9:25 pm Despite the wishful thinking of the anti-Episcopal Church side, it seems to me that this ruling does not promise to be consequential. Consulting the official website of the Eighth Circuit Court, Adams County, Illinois, one will find that Associate Judge Ortbal’s “assignments” are listed as misdemeanors, probate, minor law, and domestic violence, in other words to take the relatively unimportant cases at the relief of the Circuit Judges who handle the more important ones. He is one of three associate judges appointed by the four elected Circuit Judges. How this particular case wound up on the docket of this associate judge is a question worth asking. We know that Lawrence’s lawyers went all the way to rural St. George to find a state court to file their lawsuit against the Episcopal Church on Jan. 4, 2013 instead of filing in Charleston. No one wonders why. Judge Goodstein did not disappoint those lawyers. She immediately gave de facto recognition to Lawrence’s claim and issued a restraining order against TEC.Certainly Associate Judge Ortbal did his best. But what we have here is a short (21 pages) judgment first granting “neutral principles.” But he did not stop there. He went on apparently to agree entirely with everything the secessionists said and to give breathtaking dismissals of numerous landmark pro-TEC decisions all around the country given by judges who, with all due respect to Associate Judge Ortbal, far outranked him. But he did not even stop there. He went on to rule on the Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Church, to my knowledge something no judge has ever done. Applying stringently strict constructionism, he gave two interpretative opinions on the C and C: no explicit hierarchical power of General Convention and Presiding Bishop over the dioceses, at least concerning property, and no rule disallowing dioceses to secede from TEC. Thus, in just 21 pages we have vastly sweeping findings and opinions. Yet, they have very little in the way of explanations to back up the decisions; and, in my view, no persuasive argument at all. Thus, I do not see much behind the Order that the anti-Episcopal lawyers can use to make their arguments in the future.This court decision will certainly be appealed. I wonder if a civil judge’s ruling interpreting a church’s constitution might be a violation of the First Amendment. Surely there is enough precedence to uphold the separation of church and state. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Marc Kivel says: The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI center_img Ron Caldwell says: September 15, 2013 at 1:45 pm Eric, thanks for pointing that out about the property. I, for one, was unaware that ACNA refused to have a canon similar to Dennis. Yes, it spells big trouble down the road. But in the larger picture, the trouble will come from establishing the principle of states’ rights, or local sovereignty. If the Confederacy had won the Civil War, that would have established the principle of states’ rights. In time, the Confederate states would have pulled apart as one crisis after arose. Today, we would not be like Central America, or the Balkans, a lot of small, impoverished nation-states. The groups that have splintered off the Episcopal Church (70 at last count) vary widely. The ACNA is struggling to form some cohesion among them but whatever they come up with will inevitably divide apart as time goes by because they have already established the principle of local autonomy. Not having a Dennis Canon will only accelerate it. This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 September 15, 2013 at 8:38 am Zachary Brooks. Yes, Bishop von Rosenberg and TEC in SC did indeed file and had one lawsuit removed to US Federal District Court. Alas that maneuver backfired on them as Judge Houck had the lawsuit sent back to state court. However, Judge Houck summarily dismissed Bishop von Rosenberg’s lawsuit against Bishop Lawrence. Things are not looking good for Bishop von Rosenberg at the moment. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Belleville, IL Zachary Brooks says: September 13, 2013 at 9:28 pm VonRosenberg filed for a mere change of venue. Lawrence was the one who ignored the solemn decree of Scriptures forbidding him from suing his Christian brothers and sisters. September 18, 2013 at 10:19 am I believe we are talking at cross purposes. Many dioceses pick and choose the canons to which they adhere (that is another topic). The point about the Quincy (and Texas) rulings is that there is no explicit language in the constitution of TEC that prohibits a diocese from disassociating. Neutral principles of law need to be applied to property disputes. That is what the judge said. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC J. W. McRee says: Ron Caldwell says: Rector Washington, DC September 13, 2013 at 10:49 am The schismatics sure like to scream about the first part of 1 Cor. 6:7, but seem to conveniently forget the second part. September 14, 2013 at 4:26 am You’re kidding, right? What exactly have the national Episcopal Church and many of its dioceses been doing for the last eight years or so? September 11, 2013 at 5:17 pm I do hope that this ruling will be appealed as soon as possible. Marc Kivel says: Comments are closed. Featured Events September 11, 2013 at 4:45 pm This is some low-level county court. Let’s see what happens when it goes beyond that. Past rulings in other jurisdictions have not gone that way. W T Wheeler says: September 17, 2013 at 1:54 am Seems to me both those wanting to leave and those staying forget the second part. ‘Why not rather be defrauded?’ ‘Well, that sounds very Christian and all, but this is the real world of dollars and real property.’ In other words, not much Christian faithfulness on display here by anyone (as regards this issue, specifically). Marc Kivel says: Rector Smithfield, NC Illinois trial court rules in favor of Quincy breakaway group Carol McRee says: Featured Jobs & Calls September 17, 2013 at 11:02 am Then you believe that the canons of the Episcopal Church concerning the empowerment and removal of a diocesan bishop are invalid and should be ignored by the dioceses. That would make the canons only suggestions to the dioceses that they could follow or not. Absurd. Even South Carolina did not buy that in 2006-07. September 14, 2013 at 7:52 pm I agree that a parish leaving a diocese is one thing – inasmuch as the parish is, in most cases, a creature of the diocese they’ve not much to stand on. Inasmuch as TEC dioceses only exist by action of the General Convention of TEC/DFMS, not to mention that the bishops of said dioceses exercise their authority only AFTER receiving acceptance by the majority of Bishops and Standing Committees of dioceses in TEC operating under the Canons and Constitutions of TEC, I am hard pressed to understand how Judge Ortbal could possibly argue that the diocese might unilaterally walk away without the concurrence of the General Convention of TEC. I realize that many folks in the Old South, particularly in South Carolina, are convinced they actually won the Civil War and therefore still have the right to secede with others property as they see fit – unfortunately that is not in accordance with canon law, moral law, civil law, nor criminal law as best I am aware…of course I may be wrong, but inasmuch as the folks under Mr. Lawrence aren’t willing to walk their Christian principles by turning over the property of the TEC Diocese of South Carolina and find there own way forward, I suppose we are condemned to seeing this continue to play out….. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ [Episcopal News Service] The Judicial Circuit Court in Adams County, Illinois, has ruled against the Episcopal Diocese of Quincy and the Episcopal Church in their efforts to recover assets and property claimed by a breakaway group.Judge Thomas J. Ortbal’s ruling, dated Sept. 6 and made public Sept. 10, is the most recent action in legal proceedings that began in March 2009.Unlike the majority of other cases in which the Episcopal Church has sought to reclaim assets from departing members, Ortbal’s ruling states that the actions of General Convention and the presiding bishop “cannot be legally enforced” in diocesan matters.“It is clear, on the basis of the church and diocesan constitution and canons, that [the Episcopal Church] is organized with ascending tiers and it is hierarchical in many of its structural aspects,” the ruling states. “What, however, is much less evident is whether the General Convention constitutes the highest ecclesiastical tribunal with ultimate authority over a diocese.”The court also concluded Sept. 6 that it was “constitutionally impermissible” for it to inquire into “matters of discipline and doctrine between the parties” because the First Amendment prevents the legal system from deciding cases that involve doctrinal matters.In November 2008, about 60 percent of the members of several congregations in the Diocese of Quincy left the diocese and the Episcopal Church to join the Anglican Church of the Southern Cone.Then-Quincy Bishop Keith Ackerman announced Oct. 29, 2008 that he would retire on Nov. 1 of that year. The diocesan synod gathered six days later and a majority voted to leave the Episcopal Church.The Rt. Rev. John Buchanan, retired bishop of West Missouri, was elected provisional bishop of Quincy at a special reorganizing synod in April 2009.The Episcopal Diocese of Quincy reunited with the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago on Sept. 1, 2013, after a majority of diocesan bishops and standing committees consented to the reunion. Buchanan will become assisting bishop in the Diocese of Chicago.Chicago Bishop Jeffrey D. Lee, after hearing about the court’s ruling, said that the church had hoped to recover an endowment fund that has been frozen, the former diocesan office building adjacent to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Peoria “and the principle that churches such as ours have the right to determine how we organize and govern ourselves.”“We are now considering all of our options for moving forward, and you will hear more from us soon about this matter,” Lee added. “Thank you for your faithful leadership in the new Episcopal Diocese of Chicago and in The Episcopal Church and for your prayers.”Lee said that “during this long process, the people of the Peoria deanery have exemplified Christian generosity, hospitality and forbearance. Despite the ongoing costs — financial, spiritual and emotional — of litigation, Episcopalians in west central Illinois have spent the past four years experiencing new life in Christ, gathering week by week to worship, work and pray together. I have recently met with clergy and lay leaders from the deanery and am impressed and humbled by their faithfulness and more eager than ever to work with them. They are an example to us all.”Tobyn Leigh, a continuing Episcopalian from the former Episcopal Diocese of Quincy and a General Convention deputy in 2009 and 2012, said: “The people of the former Diocese of Quincy, (now Chicago) are resilient. Although we are deeply disappointed in Judge Ortbal’s ruling, we move forward, keeping our eyes on the Lord and the work He has set for us to do. For we are convinced that nothing, certainly not a court ruling, will be able to separate us from the love of God, that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest September 14, 2013 at 7:39 pm Ms. McRee,If it turns out that Judge Houck was once (or is now) an Episcopalian he should have recused himself from hearing the case for appearance sake if nothing else. Secondly, you may have forgotten a far older commandment in Torah that states a person should not move his neighbor’s boundary markers as Mr. Lawrence and his followers have done by misrepresenting themselves as the true TEC Diocese of South Carolina…that’s one of those pesky moral laws of the Old Testament that the 39 Articles of Religion hold are still obligatory upon Christians. I would further say that inasmuch as Mr. Lawrence is no longer in orders with TEC, who made him a bishop in spite of the suspicion he would renege on his vows to TEC once he ascended his throne, I would argue Bishop von Rosenberg is perfectly within his rights, ex officio, to take legal action to prevent a fraud from Mr. Lawrence claiming to be Bishop of the TEC Diocese of South Carolina when Mr. Lawrence chose to give up his orders. The lawsuits are not frivolous, but one might ask if the behavior of Mr. Lawrence et al is in any sense criminal…. Carleton MacDonald says: September 13, 2013 at 10:43 am Wow, your mind must exist in a parallel universe. Bishop Lawrence sued the Episcopal Church, if you’ll recall. September 18, 2013 at 12:34 pm Wow, your ability to ignore the schismatics’ hypocrisy is mind-boggling. September 18, 2013 at 12:40 pm Well said Ron. It amazes me how a Church with so many disparate factions can hold together through so much internal and societal turmoil starting with society wide Civil Rights in the 1950s only to be undone by the issue of personal same gender relationships and politically fueled “culture wars” in the 2010s. September 15, 2013 at 2:06 pm Mr. McRee, let’s discuss the comments and not the commentators. That way we can learn to disagree without being disagreeable about it. There is a Comment Policy (see below). It is good and healthy to have an exchange of views but we have to do it with respect to the differing parties. Director of Music Morristown, NJ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Submit a Job Listing Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 David Yarbrough says: Rector Albany, NY September 14, 2013 at 12:18 am Mr. Brooks,No. Bishop von Rosenberg did not file for a change of venue. He filed a lawsuit against Bishop Lawrence. Please read the following press release: http://www.episcopalchurchsc.org/news-release-march-5-2013.html from his own people. Also, please explain the Presiding Bishop’s lawsuits which are numerous. Perhaps the Presiding Bishop should also the read the appropriate section in 1 Corinthians Chapter 6. September 15, 2013 at 8:43 am I hope the ruling is appealed and that we will be able to continue to structure our affairs such that one can reliably give of one’s time, talent and treasures and have them benefit The Episcopal Church, versus ACNA or other organizations.I suspect, too, that ACNA will come to regret its insistence that it not have a counterpart to the Dennis Canon. Otherwise, all a group of people who desire access to church assets need do to seize control is have enough like-minded folks as members of a parish. Interested in putting a hotel on some first-rate property in SC or Quincy? Under ACNA, all you need to is get enough of your employees in as members. If you play your cards right, you can seize the building and all the cash, just like that. Same for homeowners associations that want to eliminate parking issues on a Sunday. Join your local ACNA parish, and your problems may soon be solved. And of course, there is the risk of internal issues. If you’re an ACNA priest and you have a falling out with your bishop, just get your parish to vote with you to cart off the assets, and you are home free. But then, you’d never do that. After all, you took an ordination oath.Clearly, the ACNA approach to property spells trouble for them over time. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Joseph D Herring says: Ron Caldwell says: Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC J. W. McRee says: Zachary Brooks says: Ron Caldwell says: Rector Bath, NC J. W. McRee says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI September 14, 2013 at 11:36 pm Drat sent it to soon. Attorneys who *have* considerable knowledge have remarked elsewhere (see Anglican Curmudgeon) how carefully thought out and well crafted Judge Ortbals’ decision really is and think there is very little that could be found to overturn his decision on appeal. No doubt TEC will try to appeal his decision. Associate Rector Columbus, GA September 14, 2013 at 1:28 pm Judge Ortbal is quoted as saying, “What, however, is much less evident is whether the General Convention constitutes the highest ecclesiastical tribunal with ultimate authority over a diocese.”It seems to me, as a layman-at-law, that inasmuch as dioceses are created within the context of the Constitution and Canons of TEC, and for that matter their Bishops are elected and operate in conformance with the Constitution and Canons of TEC, and inasmuch as the Constitutions and Canons are subject to the actions of the General Convention, I am hard pressed to understand the judge’s argument that there is a question as to GC’s ultimate authority over a diocese! If it takes GC action to create, modify, merge, or lay down a diocese of TEC, how much more authority can anyone have? I believe Judge Ortbal chose to “punt” knowing one side or the other will take the matter to an appellate court – a reasonable and wise decision on his part. Rector Collierville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA September 14, 2013 at 7:57 pm The assertion that the Episcopal Church and its representatives are responsible for starting and promoting the lawsuits in South Carolina is patently untrue; and it is disingenuous of the Lawrence faction to continue to repeat this falsehood. In truth, the independent Diocese of South Carolina filed suit first, in state court, against TEC (Jan. 4, 2013). On Jan. 22, DSC enlarged the original suit by entering an Amended Complaint against TEC. This was followed the next day by DSC getting Judge Goodstein to agree to issue a Temporary Restraining Order against TEC. All of this was done before the TEC diocese even had time to get on its feet, let alone even consider making a lawsuit. Running out of time and unprepared, the TEC lawyers hastily agreed to a indefinite Temporary Injunction on Jan. 31 and for the first time to enter the Episcopal diocese as co-defendant. Then, the DSC’s original lawsuit was expanded yet again against TEC and ECSC in a Second Amended Complaint on Feb. 27. Thus, the DSC filed FIVE court actions (suit and follow-ups) BEFORE the TEC diocese finally managed to file its own lawsuit on March 5. Thus, which bishop needs to review the Scriptures about Christians suing fellow Christians?We can have different opinions, as we should, but we cannot have different facts. Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis September 15, 2013 at 6:09 am Mr. Caldwell,Your comment above would have one thinking that an Amended Complaint is a new lawsuit. This is patently wrong and misleading. I am linking an article from the Anglican Curmudgeon which will be helpful. http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/2013/04/an-overview-of-complex-situation-in.html Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Ron Caldwell says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJlast_img read more


Volunteer Fair promotes community involvement


first_imgReddIt Makenzie Stallo is a senior journalism major and French minor from Denton, Texas. She currently serves as a line editor. Facebook Makenzie Stallohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/makenzie-stallo/ A student interacts with a member of a service agency at the TCU Volunteer Fair. Previous articleTCU ready to take on TexasNext articleFort Worth Water Department welcomes new director, emphasizes efficient use Makenzie Stallo RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Students help elders “Cycle Without Age” Linkedin TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Ann Louden’s Legacy ReddIt Makenzie Stallo Linkedin Etiquette Dinner teaches valuable skills to Chancellor’s Scholars Makenzie Stallohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/makenzie-stallo/ Final Frogs for the Cure celebration honors 12 years with Ann Louden printThe TCU Volunteer Fair brought service agencies from across Fort Worth to inform students about service opportunities.More than 60 agencies gathered on the Jarvis lawn from 3 to 5 p.m. Sept. 30 to show students the variety of volunteer opportunities in the Fort Worth community.The Volunteer Fair is an opportunity for community agencies to recruit volunteers and for students to find service opportunities they are passionate about.The TCU Office for Community Engagement has put on the event for over 10 years. This year, the event commemorated the 15th anniversary of the LEAPS Day of Service at TCU.Director of community engagement at TCU Dr. Rosangela Boyd said the event makes it easy for students to find organizations to get involved in and “contribute to positive change.”“The only way to ensure that you will be living in a society that you will feel good towards is to build that future,” Boyd said. “We can’t sit and hope things will get better.”The Volunteers of America: Texas spokesperson Nathifa Nanyamka said that passion is the key to good community service.“To be a good volunteer it has to be something you are interested in doing. Your heart has to be in it,” Nanyamka said. “There is strength in being able to go out there and work for a higher purpose other than yourself.”Students Lea Sandoval and Ilse Espino echoed that notion by saying their volunteer experience has helped them find what they want to do and achieve in life.Linda Engle from the Victory Therapy Center said that volunteer work could have a positive effect on students as well as the people in the community they are serving.“They realize how blessed they are by being able to work with those less fortunate than themselves,” Engle said. Students debut performances of drag personas as part of unique new course Facebook Frog Aides helps supports local businesses with on-campus ‘state fair’ event Twitter Makenzie Stallohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/makenzie-stallo/ Makenzie Stallohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/makenzie-stallo/ + posts last_img read more


Cameroonian journalist Samuel Wazizi died in detention


first_img Help by sharing this information Wazizi was accused of speaking critically on the air about the authorities and their handling of the crisis in Cameroon’s English-speaking regions, where clashes between soldiers and separatists calling for independence or more autonomy have left more than 3,200 dead and displaced 700,000 others in the past three years. Case against Amadou Vamoulké baseless, French lawyers tell Cameroon court Organisation News RSF_en A presenter on Buea-based Chillen Media Television (CMTV), Wazizi was held at Muea police station in Buea for the first five days after his arrest on 2 August 2019. Neither his family nor his lawyers were allowed any contact with him or were given any information about him after soldiers removed him from the police station and took him to the headquarters of the 21st Motorized Infantry Battalion in Buea on 7 August. RSF has been battling for months to prevent another journalist, Amadou Vamoulké, the former head of Cameroon’s state radio and TV broadcaster CRTV, from suffering the same fate. Vamoulké is 70 and at least one coronavirus case has been detected in Kondengui prison, where he has been held provisionally for nearly four years. After asking for months for him to be medevacked, RSF has just referred his case to the UN special rapporteur on the right to health. June 4, 2020 Cameroonian journalist Samuel Wazizi died in detention May 31, 2021 Find out more “This TV presenter’s death while held incommunicado in a completely illegal manner by the military is the worst crime against a journalist in the past ten years in Cameroon,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk.  “There was no justification for holding him in an army barracks and no excuse for his death. The murky circumstances surrounding this case must be clarified. Did he die as a result of beatings received while detained, as his lawyers suspect? Was he ill and denied appropriate care, as suggested by a military source contacted by RSF? We call on the Cameroonian authorities to end the intolerable silence around this case, to return the journalist’s body to his family, and to conduct a thorough, independent investigation to establish the chain of responsibility and circumstances leading to this tragedy.” CameroonAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Armed conflictsImprisonedJudicial harassmentViolence The failure to produce Wazizi at a hearing before the Fako high court in South-West Region on 28 May in response to a habeas corpus petition by his lawyers reinforced their previously expressed fears that he was probably dead. The 28 May hearing was quickly adjourned until 9 June. Cameroonian reporter jailed since August, abandoned by justice system to go further May 19, 2021 Find out morecenter_img CameroonAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Armed conflictsImprisonedJudicial harassmentViolence Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for a thorough and independent investigation into the circumstances leading to Cameroonian journalist Samuel Wazizi’s death while held incommunicado by the military, which was revealed this week by a national TV channel, confirmed by the journalists’ union, and confirmed directly to RSF by several military sources close to the case. His death was confirmed by the head of the Cameroonian National Journalists’ Union (SNJC). And, when reached by RSF, a senior military officer who is very close to the case said that Wazizi had been “ill” and, without giving any further details. Another source at the Yaounde military hospital said that the journalist’s body arrived at the morgue on Monday “under heavy securitu escort.” Receive email alerts News Cameroonian journalist Paul Chouta sentenced and fined in defamation case News News Citing “sources close to the military high command,” privately-owned Equinoxe TV reported during its 8 p.m. news programme on 2 June that Wazizi, a local TV presenter based in Buea, the capital of the English-speaking South-West Region, died during his transfer to Cameroon’s capital, Yaoundé, on an unknown date after his arrest in August 2019. Follow the news on Cameroon Cameroon is ranked 134th out of 180 countries and territories in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index, three places lower than in 2019. The last time a journalist died in detention in Cameroon was on 22 April 2010, when Cameroun Express editor Ngota Ngota Germain, also known as Bibi Ngota, died in Yaoundé’s Kondengui prison. The authorities said his death was “the result of HIV-related opportunistic infections” but his family believed his died because he was denied appropriate care for his asthma and hypertension. Neither communication minister and government spokesman René Emmanuel Sadi nor the head of communications at the defence ministry responded to RSF’s calls and messages. April 23, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more


Limerick’s Corrigan Brothers to welcome Obama


first_imgWhatsApp Previous articleMinister Noonan slammed for pension levy planNext articleDavid Hope in high water admin Email Facebook Print Linkedincenter_img Advertisement LIMERICK based band The Corrigan Brothers will entertain Barack Obama when he arrives in Moneygall on Monday.Brothers Gerard, Brian and Donncha Corrigan had a huge hit in the US with their song There’s No One as Irish as Barack O’Bama.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The song that celebrates Obama’s ancestry in Moneygall now has over 1 million hits on Youtube.Speaking to the Limerick Post from Moneygall, Ger Corrigan said:“We’ve been down here planning for over a week. There is huge international media attention in this trip.“Today we have been interviewed by CBS, Russian TV and The Today Show for NBC. On Monday we will be performing on live broadcasts for TV links in the US.“We will also be playing for Irish radio stations and French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese broadcasters”.The group will return to the USA later in the year to play 10 dates at the start of Obama’s next presidential campaign. NewsLocal NewsLimerick’s Corrigan Brothers to welcome ObamaBy admin – May 19, 2011 1034 Twitterlast_img read more


Locals voice fears over Clonlara dog poisoning incidents


first_imgNo vaccines in Limerick yet A Dog is not just for Christmas but sadly for some it is Linkedin TAGSArdnacrushaClonlaradogsfeaturedGardaílimerickpoisoningUL Headrace: A cautionary tale from Theme Tune Boy Twitter Previous articleTV – Something for the Weekend – Live SportNext article‘Banks have had their own way for long enough’ – judge declares Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie A number of dogs died after eating poisoned meat near ClonlaraDOG poisoning incidents in Clonlara and near the University of Limerick have been discussed at a public meeting convened earlier this week by concerned local residents.Called in response to the deaths of a number of dogs who ate meat laced with strychnine, the meeting was attended by Fianna Fail TD Timmy Dooley who promised to raise the matter with the ESB who own the lands where the poison was laid.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Gardai at Ardnacrusha were recently alerted to incidents on the banks of the Headrace Canal, close to Clonlara National School.Pieces of meat were found by people walking their dogs along the canal banks. Tests carried out by a local vet confirmed the presence of poison in the meat.Ronan O’Boyle, who chaired the meeting of local residents last Monday night, stated that the purpose of the meeting was to find a solution where “people can walk on the bank in safety” Email Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April center_img NewsLocals voice fears over Clonlara dog poisoning incidentsBy Staff Reporter – October 6, 2016 916 Print Facebook First Irish death from Coronavirus WhatsApp Advertisement Shannondoc operating but only by appointment RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more


Youth arrested in connection with alleged assault on female Garda


first_img TAGSAn Garda SíochánaCrimeGardaLimerick City and CountyNews Print Linkedin Email Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat The garda was responding to a report of a number of males acting aggressively in the city centre at the time.Armed Gardaí also responded to the scene on Cruses Street around 11.30pm, Saturday night.A source said the injured Garda was allegedly pushed and knocked over by a male youth, before she fell and hit her head off the ground.A 17-year old male was arrested on suspicion of assaulting the Garda.The Garda was being treated at University Hospital Limerick for minor injuries, according to Gardaí.“A male youth, aged 17 years, was arrested for assaulting a Garda member and was taken to Henry Street Garda Station where he remains detained currently under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act. The Garda member attended University Hospital Limerick with minor injuries.,” a Garda spokesman said.“Investigations are continuing.”Meanwhile, a man in his 20s was arrested by Gardaí in connection with an alleged public order offence arising out of the same incident.“Gardaí, including members of the Armed Support Unit, attended the scene of an incident on Cruises Street, Limerick, that occurred at approximately 11.30pm. A man in his 20s was arrested for breaches of the Public Order Act and was detained at Henry Street Garda Station,” the spokesman said. “He has since been charged and is due to appear before Limerick District Court on March 9, 2020,” they added.center_img A FEMALE Garda was receiving hospital treatment for injuries after she was allegedly assaulted by a male youth in Limerick city over the weekend. Gardaí across Ireland take on viral dance challenge TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! NewsCrime & CourtYouth arrested in connection with alleged assault on female GardaBy David Raleigh – February 24, 2020 3076 Previous articleSpinning around to surround soundNext articleMother and daughter get married on the double David Raleigh Limerick on Covid watch list Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more




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