TAGSCrimeMolly martensNews NewsCrime & CourtMolly Martens has jail term increasedBy Staff Reporter – August 22, 2018 4759 Email Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Twitter Molly Martens has a release date of August 2037MOLLY Martens, the woman convicted of killing Limerick man Jason Corbett in 2015, has had an extra four years added to her sentence for repeatedly breaching prison rules.Along with her father, retired FBI agent Tom Martens, Molly was convicted of the second-degree murder of the Janesboro man and sentenced to between 20 and 25 years for brutally beating the father of two as he slept in his bed.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Since her incarceration, Molly has fallen foul of prison rules on a number of occasions but avoided any increase in her sentence up until now.The former au pair and Tennessee woman now has a release date of April 2041 according to the North Carolina Department of Correction.The pair beat Mr Corbett over the head with a baseball bat that was a present for his son and a paving slab as he lay in bed. Traces of a sedative, prescribed to Molly, was found in Mr Corbett’s system at post-mortem.US prosecutors claimed that that the father and daughter feigned emergency CPR on Mr Corbett during a 999 call they made.The pair denied the charges and have lodged appeals before the North Carolina Court of Appeals which are expected to be heard later this autumn.Jason’s two children, Jack and Sarah, were at the centre of a custody battle between Molly Marten’s and Jason’s sister Tracey Corbett Lynch. The children now reside in Limerick with the Lynch family. Facebook Limerick on Covid watch list RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Previous article18.9 million Euro plan for St CamillusNext articleBest in Munster prize for Dolans Pub Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin Print Vicky calls for right to die with dignity WhatsApp Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Advertisement Unstoppable Sean shows that all things are possible
University of Southern Indiana Softball settled for a split to the opening day of The Spring Games Saturday as the No. 13 Screaming Eagles defeated Midwest Region foe Cedarville University, 9-2, before suffering a 2-1 setback to Minnesota State University Mankato.USI (8-2) returns to action Sunday when it takes on the University of Minnesota Duluth at 2:30 p.m. (CST) and Midwest Region foe Ashland University at 5 p.m.Southern Indiana (8-2): 9, Cedarville (2-2): 2Senior catcher Haley Hodges (Portage, Indiana) hit her 36th career home run as the Screaming Eagles earned a 9-2 win over Midwest Region foe Cedarville to open The Spring Games. Hodges, who is just two home runs shy of matching Rachel Bowling’s all-time school record of 38, went 2-of-4 at the plate with the home run, a double and three RBIs.After senior shortstop Lexi Reese (Lebanon, Indiana) had an RBI-single in the first inning, the Eagles used a two-out rally to plate five runners in the bottom of the second inning and build a commanding 6-0 lead.Sophomore second baseman Claire Johnson (Pittsboro, Indiana) began the rally with a two-out triple, her second of the year, while sophomore utility player Caitlyn Bradley (Forest, Indiana) pushed the first run across with an RBI-single.USI capitalized on a pair of errors to push across three more runs, while Hodges’ RBI-double completed the two-out rally for the Eagles.Cedarville (2-2) answered with a pair of runs in the third inning, but Hodges’ two-run home run in the fourth inning stole momentum away from the Yellow Jackets and put the Eagles up, 8-2.Bradley (2-0), who earned the win in the pitcher’s circle, drew a bases-loaded walk in the sixth inning to cap off the Eagles’ scoring. Bradley scattered the two runs along with eight hits, a pair of walks and four strikeouts throughout seven innings as she earned the complete-game victory.Minnesota State Mankato (9-3): 2, Southern Indiana: Minnesota State Mankato (9-3) took advantage of a lead-off error and three first-inning walks to score a pair of unearned runs in the bottom of the first inning. Those tallies held up as the Mavericks handed the Eagles a 2-1 setback Sunday afternoon.USI was held without a hit throughout the first four innings, but a single by senior outfielder Grace Clark (Indianapolis, Indiana) broke up the no-hitter.The Eagles rallied in the seventh inning as an RBI-single by Johnson cut MSU Mankato’s lead in half with one out. MSU Mankato pitcher Coley Ries, however, got back-to-back strikeouts to quell the Eagles’ surge. Ries (5-1), who had 14 strikeouts, earned the win after allowing just one run off three hits.Sophomore pitcher Courtney Atkisson (Bringhurst, Indiana) took the loss for the Eagles after allowing two unearned runs in 1 1/3 innings of work. Freshman pitcher Jennifer Leonhardt (Louisville, Kentucky) finished the game, holding the Mavericks scoreless off four hits through 4 2/3 innings.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
BID IN: Arsenal make huge offer for Lille attacker Nicolas Pepeby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal have launched a bid for Lille attacker Nicolas Pepe.TMW says Arsenal have offered €50m upfront plus further bonus fees based on appearances and success.Gunners boss Unai Emery is eager to add a new attacking midfield signing and knows plenty about Pepe thanks to his time in charge of PSG.The news of Arsenal’s bid arrives just 24 hours after it broke they had a mega offer rejected by AS Roma for Cengiz Under.Tied to LOSC until 2022, Pepe has stated he is ready to leave – but only after the end of this season. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information has developed a strategy that will see the establishment of two day-care centres in each constituency at a cost of $520 million.This was disclosed by State Minister in the Ministry, Hon. Floyd Green, during his contribution to the 2018/19 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives today (May 8).“That is 126 day-care centres across the length and breadth of Jamaica. The strategy will involve the selection of institutions in each constituency that have the capacity to accommodate children from three months to five-plus years,” Mr. Green pointed out.He noted that the Ministry will assess each institution to determine the type of retrofitting and support that will be needed, ensuring that Boards are in place for each institution.Mr. Green said that a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will be signed, which will outline the expectations and agreement of both parties.“The Ministry will provide trained early-childhood teachers, will upgrade facilities where needed, will provide furniture and equipment and resource materials, and children will attend these centres free of cost,” he said.The State Minister informed that already, 52 institutions have signed the MOUs and are ready to begin.“We know that it is during these early years, the first 1,000 days, that the majority of the brain development takes place, and, as such, we are creating a safe and conducive environment to allow our children to unleash their tomorrow today,” Mr Green said.
Tom Fennario APTN National NewsThere are provisions in the Canadian legal system that take into account the harsh realities of many Indigenous offenders.But in Montreal, they’re not always being implemented.Now, a new organization is looking to change that, and more.
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Monday allowed a plea by the CBI for taking on record additional submissions in the anticipatory bail plea of former Union minister P Chidambaram in connection with the INX media case. Justice Sunil Gaur took the submissions on record and again reserved the order on the anticipatory bail of the senior Congress leader. The court had earlier on January 25 reserved its order on Chidambaram’s anticipatory bail plea in the cases lodged by the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate (ED). Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity! In the INX Media case, the CBI had registered an FIR on May 15, 2017 alleging irregularities in the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance granted to the media group for receiving overseas funds to the tune of Rs 305 crore in 2007 during Chidambaram’s tenure as finance minister in the UPA I government. The ED lodged a money laundering case in this regard last year. In its application filed through central government standing counsel Ripu Daman Bhardwaj, the CBI said it wanted to file additional submission regarding ongoing investigation in larger interest of justice. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killed Earlier, while opposing the anticipatory bail plea, the CBI and the ED had asserted that custodial interrogation of Chidambaram was required in the case as he was evasive during questioning. The high court had reserved its order and said that the interim protection from arrest granted to Chidambaram will continue till the decision is passed on his plea for anticipatory bail. It had on July 25, 2018 granted interim protection from arrest to Chidambaram in both the cases and it was extended from time to time. The senior Congress leader’s role had come under the scanner of various investigating agencies in the Rs 3,500-crore Aircel-Maxis deal and the INX Media case involving Rs 305 crore. It was during his tenure as finance minister that clearances from the FIPB were given to the two ventures. A trial court here had also on May 30, 2018 directed the ED not to take coercive action against Chidambaram in the Aircel-Maxis money laundering case. He was also granted protection from arrest in the Aircel-Maxis case, in which he and his son Karti have been named in the charge sheet filed by the CBI. The interim protection has been extended from time to time. Chidambaram’s petition had said that though no summons had ever been served on him by the ED in this case, he had an apprehension of arrest in view of the summons issued to him by the CBI, which was investigating the scheduled offence.
NEW DELHI: AAP on Friday slammed PM Narendra Modi over the issue of climate change. AAP used PM Modi’s video clip to make people understand his grasp over a serious issue like climate change. AAP, in its Twitter handle, titled the old video of Modi’s interaction as “This is why India needs educated leaders”.AAP tweeted, “Actually Climate change nahi hua hain, hum change hogaye hain”: @narendramodi #BestQuotesOfModi.” In the video, a girl child can be heard saying, “We in Assam feel very concerned about the climate change. Sir, how can you help and guide us to protect our pristine environment?” Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderReplying to the child’s question, the Prime Minister says, “Even small children these days are discussing climate change and environmental change.” At the end of the video, Prime Minister is heard saying, “Similarly, it is not the climate but we have changed.” Meanwhile, the AAP also mocked BJP after former cricketer Gautam Gambhir joined BJP on Friday and also likely to fight from Delhi. AAP MP Sanjay Singh reminded BJP that in 2015 BJP brought Kiran Bedi against the AAP party but the citizens rejected her leadership and at the same way the people of Delhi will reject Gambhir. Earlier, Gambhir also slammed the AAP for spending money in the advertisement before the election. After receiving a warm welcome from the ministers on Friday, Gambhir addressed the media saying, “I would like to thank Ravi Shankar Prasad ji and Arun Jaitley ji for giving me this opportunity, to do something special for the country. I have been impressed with PM Modi’s leadership and that is why I decided to join the party.”
The Trump-driven trade war does not seem to relent. In the latest development, the US has raised tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports to 25 per cent, up from 10 per cent imposed last year. China, on its part, has threatened to retaliate. India has never been far from the skirmish. In fact, just a few days ago, US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross accused India of following restrictive trade policies that create significant market access barriers for foreign companies. The evidence of this claim, according to him, lay in the fact that the US was India’s biggest export market, accounting for a fifth of its total exports, while India was only the 13th largest market for American exports. India has been called out numerous times by the Trump administration before for its tariffs and duties on imports. In October last year, Trump himself dubbed India the ‘tariff king’. In March, he even expressed his intention of ending the favourable treatment that India enjoyed under the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP), which allows many products from developing countries like India to enter the US duty-free. Although the decision to revoke the GSP has been postponed until after the new government comes into power in India, the trade war is beginning to impact the country more directly. The fact that has particularly irked Trump is the substantial trade deficit that the US has with India to the tune of $24.2 billion in 2018. The question, thus, remains whether there is any truth to the claims of Trump and Ross with respect to India’s tariff structure. There is no second opinion about the fact that India imposes high duties on many items of import – 150 per cent on whiskey and wines; about 75 per cent on automobiles; 50 per cent on mango juice and so on. However, India is not alone in doing so and, in fact, it is also not close to the highest tariffs charged by other countries in the global economy. As per the World Tariff Policies 2018 published by WTO, the highest tariff charged by some of the major economies are 736 per cent by Japan, 807 per cent by South Korea, 350 per cent by the US, 163 per cent by Australia and 150 per cent by India. Merely looking at the highest tariff rate provides only a limited view of the country’s tariff structure. A better representation that takes into account all imported goods can be obtained by assessing the average tariff and trade-weighted tariff of the country. India’s average tariffs at 13.8 per cent turn out to be higher than most major trading economies like China (9.8 per cent) and the US (3.4 per cent). South Korea (13.7 per cent) is one of the few major economies that come close to India’s average tariffs. However, when the tariff rates are weighted by the volume of traded goods for a more accurate representation of imposed tariffs, the trade-weighted average tariffs for India fall to 7.6 per cent. This is much below Brazil’s 10.3 per cent and South Korea’s 9 per cent. Moreover, the trade-weighted average tariffs for industrial goods, which account for over 90 per cent of Indian imports, is merely 5.5 per cent. Finally, the Trump administration also needs to understand that trade imbalances are rarely a result of policy rather than competitive and comparative advantage. The bulk of Indian exports to the US comprise goods like gems and jewellery, textiles and apparel, IT services, generic drugs and refined petroleum products, where India possesses a comparative advantage of labour cost. The US, on the other hand, finds a similar advantage in the export of high-end manufactured goods like aircraft, medical devices, patented drugs and so on as it has a comparative advantage in their production. Tariffs have evidently played little role in defining such a trade portfolio. The US is also an exporter of capital to India in the form of foreign direct and portfolio investment. These provide huge returns to investors back in the US. Thus, running deficits in merchandise trade with the developing world is not a harmful outcome for the US but a reflection of where its competencies lie. Consumers are the only ones who gain with higher and freer trade. That being said, India must also make sure it reduces import duties and tariffs wherever it possible. In the automobile sector, for instance, Indian automakers need not be protected with 60-75 per cent import duties. The US is a major trade partner of India and both economies would be better off by adopting an accommodative stance rather than a combative one. The bilateral trade between the two countries has grown over six-fold in the last two decades from $20 billion in 2000 to $126 billion in 2017. The continued growth of this trade relationship will be a big win-win for the largest economy in the world and the fastest-growing one.(The author is Chair, Institute for Competitiveness, India. The views expressed are strictly personal)
A majority of Palestinians believe Israel poisoned their late leader Yasser Arafat, according to poll published Tuesday, which also highlights a decline in Hamas popularity compared to rival Fatah.The poll, released by Ramallah-based Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, showed 59 percent of respondents believe Israel fatally poisoned Arafat, while 21 percent “believe that a Palestinian party or group or a joint Palestinian-Israeli party or group is responsible.”Recent analyses found high levels of lethal polonium in Arafat’s remains and personal effects, with Swiss researchers saying the data lean towards the possibility of poisoning but French scientists ruling that possibility out. The cause of Arafat’s 2004 death in a French military hospital have yet to be finally clarified, with many Palestinians blaming Israel for it, a charge the Jewish state has consistently denied.The poll also showed a decline in support of Hamas, the Islamist movement that rules the Gaza Strip. It attributed this to “the continued political conflict between Egypt and the Hamas government and the continued closure of tunnels and the Rafah crossing.”Were elections held today, Hamas would win 29 percent of the vote, down by two percentage points from a September poll. The Fatah movement of Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, which rules the West Bank, would gain two percentage points to reach 40 percent support.The poll was conducted by face-to-face interviews with 1,270 adults between December 19-22 in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, with a margin of error estimated at three percentage points.
La Liga president Javier Tebas has opened up on his desire to name an award after FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi, considering his contribution to the league.“It would depend on Leo Messi but I’d love to have a La Liga award in his name… If he finishes his career in Spain, or most of it, I don’t believe anyone has contributed more to the competition.”Tebas, a Real Madrid fan, nonetheless believes that Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure to Juventus has only strengthened the importance of Messi to La Liga. “Yes, the fact Cristiano Ronaldo has gone to Serie A means he’s even more important,” he said, as cited by Barcablaugranes.Top 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.Tebas also once again argued in favor of a Barcelona-Girona match taking place in Miami. “Our objective, of course, is that the match is played outside of Spain. Our objective is that it’ll be played on the 26th of January. I believe we have the right to do that and we’ll fight for it until the end.”The league president also spoke about rumors of Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar returning to La Liga. “I would like to see Neymar in Spain again, I don’t care which team,” he stated. The Brazilian has been linked with a return to FC Barcelona as well as a switch to Real Madrid.