first_imgFacebook Previous articleLimerick’s young sports starsNext articleAthlone Castle just one highlight to Midlands Staff Reporter Advertisement NewsCrime & CourtAntique thieves target delivery vanBy Staff Reporter – August 27, 2013 877 WhatsApp THOUSANDS of euro worth of antiques were taken by opportunist thieves last week after a van containing the antiques was stolen in Limerick city over the weekend.And the owner of the van and the associated antique store believes that he was followed prior to the theft and his movements were observed and noted before the thieves struck.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The van, a dark blue Fiat Ducato, was taken from outside St John’s Cathedral on Friday between 4pm and 5pm.Gardai said that the van was recovered but the items contained inside were stolen.Both the owner and gardai are appealing for witnesses to the incident to come forward and assist with the investiogation.Patrick, who is in the antiques business took to local radio to explain his plight and believes that the thieves were targeting the van specifically for its contents.“We would have been spotted driving the van around town and maybe the doors were open and closed a few times and I think we were followed so guys would have been waiting for the opportunity.”Describing the 2007 Cork registered van, Patrick told Limerick’s Live 95FM that the registration of the van is 07C6544 and he is hoping that members of the public in the area noticed the movements of the unscrupulous thieves involved.center_img Email Print Twitter Linkedinlast_img read more

first_imgUniversity of Georgia Extension agent Mark Frye helps save Georgia cattlemen money while providing cattle a better diet.In 2010, the Wayne County agricultural and natural resources agent set out to discover whether double crop baleage was a viable option for all farmers. He worked with Wayne County farmer Jonny Harris to see if the process was feasible.Double crop baleage involves growing two different crops consecutively. The combined crop, such as rye, rye grass and wheat, is then baled and harvested to maintain moisture and be a viable feed source throughout the year.Harris and Frye, along with UGA specialists Dennis Hancock, Lawton Stewart and Curt Lacy, worked with funds from a Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) grant. The project’s objective was to determine if growing winter annuals for baleage on row cropland was environmentally and economically feasible.“We were looking for something that would be very repeatable and very sustainable,” Harris said. A diversified crop farmer and beef producer, Harris sees double crop baleage as a major benefit to his farm and his 1,000 head of cattle. The research project also tested for forage production in yield and quality and environmental enhancements.Frye said the process is beneficial for the cattle and the farmers. He and his team deduced that using baleage equipment to harvest winter annuals for later use is a feasible idea for many farmers.“It can save farmers time and money,” said Lacy, a UGA economist on the Tifton Campus. “This process makes a pretty substantial difference. It can amount to several thousands of dollars, depending on the number of cows.”According to Lacy, farmers who cannot afford the equipment have other options that can allow them to use the double crop baleage process.“With a small number of cows, it’s hard to justify doing this,” Lacy said. “If they have fewer cattle, they can look at buying baleage wrapped or having someone do it for them if they can’t buy the equipment.”Using double crop baleage can increase farmers’ profits, too. It provides a complete diet for cattle and improves the organic matter in the soil, allowing the moisture and nutrients in the soil to remain longer.The three-year UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences study found the cover crop produced $263 per acre, making it an economical gem for cattle farmers.“Farmers don’t lose any nutrient quality and it saves the farmers money because the feed produced is much better,” Frye said.Back in Wayne County, the research on double crop baleage has tremendously affected Harris and his cattle. “I really appreciate and support the Extension service in what they’re doing by helping guide [farmers] through challenges that we face,” Harris said.Wayne County’s beef cattle industry produced a farm gate value of near $2.9 million, according to the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development. The farm gate value for beef cattle finished outside the county in 2013 is near $400,000.(Jordan Hill is an intern on the UGA Tifton Campus.)last_img read more

first_imgPILS creates Parents’ Attorneys Committee PILS creates Parents’ Attorneys Committee Amy K. Brown Assistant Editor Attorneys for parents entrenched in the dependency courts have a collective new voice, thanks to the Public Interest Law Section.More than 300 attorneys — some court appointed, some private — who work on behalf of parents caught in the dependency system have joined PILS as its sixth section committee, as approved by the section’s executive council in September.“PILS is excited to give this group of attorneys who don’t have a voice within the Bar or the legislature a voice within our section,” said Gerry Glynn, the section’s chair. “PILS has always been the section that has addressed the views within the dependency system that these lawyers practice everyday.”Committee members like Debra Salisbury agree.“PILS is such a good fit because we’re concerned about public interest law,” she said.And many of the other issues PILS covers — Social Security disability, children’s rights — are issues parents’ attorneys deal with on a regular basis, she added.“I think it’s a chance for the attorneys to be more unified in their approach to the practice and to have more support,” Salisbury said. “I think we’ve all functioned as isolated entities throughout the state, other than within our local peer groups.”Presenting a unified front is terribly important now, said Salisbury. Parents’ attorneys historically have not been involved with legislative or statutory changes — those have been made almost solely by the Department of Children and Families.“There’s really never been a unified effort by parents’ attorneys to protect parental rights,” she said. “There have been a lot of significant changes in the statute in the last several years. Parents really need a voice both through representation in court and through the legislative process.”Revision 7 changes, which require the state to pick up the lion’s share of court system funding by 2004, will also affect parents’ attorneys.“Due to the many changes that will occur in the court system because of Article V revisions, the funding for the attorneys in this work of representing parents who are threatened with losing their children is in question — in doubt,” said Glynn. “We don’t know how this type of representation will be funded or how these attorneys will be organized.”Like many other functions of the court outside of the “essential elements,” parents’ attorneys are at risk of being underfunded and passed to different entities within the system. Salisbury and Glynn hope that regular meetings and an organized, statewide advocacy effort will help protect their interests and the rights of parents in the dependency system.PILS is also working to provide its newest members with training, CLE programs, mentoring for younger attorneys, and amicus brief support for important cases, Glynn said.“We will support them in whatever they do,” he added.To join the Parents’ Attorneys Committee of the Public Interest Law Section, contact PILS Administrator Debby Beck at (850)561-5650 or [email protected] PILS also provides a listserv for its members, which can be joined by contacting Glynn at (407) 275-4451 or [email protected] October 15, 2002 Assistant Editor Regular Newslast_img read more

first_imgInter Milan willing to offer Alexis Sanchez an escape route from Man United on one condition Metro Sport ReporterThursday 25 Apr 2019 5:30 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link17Shares Advertisement Comment Alexis Sanchez has endured a miserable spell at Manchester United (Getty Images)Inter Milan could offer Alexis Sanchez an escape route from Manchester United but only if he significantly lowers his wage demands, according to the Independent.The 30-year-old has been an unmitigated disaster since making the move to United from Arsenal in January last year, scoring only five goals for the club in 43 appearances.Sanchez has managed one Premier League goal in 18 appearances during an injury-disrupted season and he touched the ball just once after coming on as a sub during the 2-0 defeat to Manchester City on Wednesday.The Chile international is United’s highest earner on £400,000 per week plus £75,000 for every appearance he makes and the club are desperate to get him off the wage bill in the summer to make room for new signings.AdvertisementAdvertisementDue to his wage demands and poor form over the past 18-months, though, United could find it difficult to shift Sanchez with previous suitors PSG reported to have lost interest in him. Advertisement Sanchez made his name in Italian football with Udinese (Getty Images)Inter, who are currently third in the Serie A table, are willing to end his miserable time in Manchester and bring Sanchez back to Italy but only if he agrees to a wage cut.Sanchez made his name in Italian football, scoring 21 goals in 112 games for Udinese between 2008-11, with his form culminating in a move to Barcelona.More: 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 CityUnited’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, is believed to have admitted privately that he made an error in signing Sanchez and handing him such a lucrative offer in order to beat Manchester City to his revealed last week that the issue of Sanchez’s inflated wages has irked teammates and led to complicated contract discussions with other first-team players such as David De Gea, Ander Herrera and Marcus Rashford.Sanchez is contracted to United until June 2022.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorslast_img read more