RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement NewsCrime & CourtLimerickTusla in the dock over paedophile ring inquiryBy Staff Reporter – March 28, 2018 10290 Email TAGSChild Welfare ConsultantDr Geoffrey ShannonMinister Katherine Zapponeretired Chief Superintendent Pádraig KennedySuzanne PhelanTusla Previous articleCrisis pending as Limerick family doctors face retirementNext articleCouncil collects €53 million in commercial rates Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Linkedin Print Minister for Children Katherine ZapponeTHREE special investigators have been appointed by Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone to examine the circumstances surrounding the State involvement in a child sex abuse scandal, the Limerick Post can reveal.The review will be carried out by a panel of three experts. It will be Chaired by Special Rapporteur on Child Protection Dr Geoffrey Shannon, and include Suzanne Phelan, Child Welfare Consultant, and retired Chief Superintendent Pádraig Kennedy nominated by the Minister for Justice and Equality.The investigation is understood to be centring around the involvement of Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, in its handling of victims at the centre of a suspected Mid West child exploitation scandal that came to light last year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Upwards of 15 children, across an extended family network, are believed to be the victims of the some of the most horrific paedophilic abuse, neglect and exploitation in the history of the State.Earlier this month, 11 people, including six women, were arrested as part of a wider Garda investigation but they were all released without charge as Gardaí continue their probe into the shocking details that emerged from the interviews.Some of the children were found to be in such a state of neglect that emergency treatment and extensive medical care was required. All the suspected victims are now the subject of court orders for the State to provide them with statutory care under the Children’s Act.In the days after the arrests were made, the matter was raised in the Dáil by Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin who said that the matter was “deeply shocking” and raised the prospect of an inquiry to determine that every measure was taken at the earliest possible opportunity to ensure the safety of the children involved.The Limerick Post understands that the special investigator appointed by Minister Zappone’s office will concentrate on Tusla’s involvement in the cases from when the allegations first emerged.On Wednesday night, Minister Zappone said: “There have been some media reports and public comments about a complex and unusual case of severe neglect and alleged child sexual abuse. Tusla, the Child and Family Agency and An Garda Síochána have been closely involved. Other State bodies have also been involved to some extent.“I, along with my colleague, the Minister for Justice and Equality, have been briefed extensively on this case. We have agreed that while there is no evidence of any serious mishandling of the case by either Tusla or An Garda Síochána, due to the complexity of the current case it would be good practice to arrange for a short, focused independent ‘Serious Incident’ review of the actions to date.“The independent ‘Serious Incident’ review will examine the management of the case including the inter-agency activity and co-operation which primarily involved Tusla and An Garda Síochána. The primary purpose of the review is to ensure that any learning which may arise is captured at the earliest possible opportunity and informs future work.“I am assured that all the children identified as victims of this abuse have been taken into care. No specific details of the case can be discussed and I am conscious that it is illegal under the Child Care Act, 1991, to publish information that could lead to the identification of a child in care.”Both Ministers are conscious that it will be important to ensure that this non-statutory review does not risk prejudicing the on-going investigation and criminal prosecution. With this in mind, the Special Rapporteur on Child Protection, Dr Geoffrey Shannon will assist with drafting the terms of reference. The Terms of Reference will be subject to the receipt of advice by the Attorney General’s Office before they are finalised.It is intended that the review will be completed as soon as possible after terms of reference have been agreed. The Review Team will submit a report to the Ministers for Children and Youth Affairs and Justice and Equality. A further update will be provided to the Cabinet at that stage. Publication of the review will be considered in due course and will be subject to legal advice.See more Limerick news here Time for reparation read more
This year, Levitate Music Festival will be returning to Marshfield, Massachusetts, for two days falling on July 8th and 9th. The festival, which takes place right outside Boston, just dropped their initial line-up for 2017. Levitate will be seeing headliners Dispatch, Ziggy Marley, and Umphrey’s McGee grace their three stages this summer. The lineup also announced fan favorites Lake Street Dive, The Revivalists, JJ Grey & Mofro, Twiddle, Deer Tick, Rubblebucket, and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, among others, who will be playing the event.More information about Levitate Music Festival can be found via their website, and tickets are currently available here to the public. You can check out the full line-up announce below!
At this year’s Regulatory Compliance Seminar that will be held in Savannah, Georgia, from October 1st through the 4th, the NAFCU Compliance team will be unveiling an advertising workshop solely related to HELOCs and closed-end mortgage loans. There are still a few seats left for the workshop session scheduled for the afternoon of Thursday, October 4th. In anticipation of the workshop, I wanted to provide a brief refresher on the trigger terms associated with HELOCs.Section 1026.16(b)(1) of Regulation Z describes the general trigger terms that apply to all open-end credit, and section 1026.16(d)(1) contains additional disclosures that are required for HELOCs. With respect to HELOCs, section 1026.16(b)(1) indicates that “[a]ny term required to be disclosed under §1026.6(a)(1) or (a)(2) set forth affirmatively or negatively in an advertisement for a home-equity plan subject to the requirements of §1026.40 triggers additional disclosures under this section.” Those same terms are identified in section 1026.16(d)(1). Section 1026.16(d)(1) also includes payment terms of the HELOC as a trigger term. In other words, if you advertise the circumstances under which a finance charge will be imposed and how the finance charge will be determined – terms required to be disclosed under section 1026.6(a)(1) – or the amount of any charge other than a finance charge that may be imposed as part of the plan – what is required by section 1026.6(a)(2) – or the payment terms of the plan, then you trigger the additional disclosures set forth in sections 1026.16(b)(1)(i) through (iii) and sections 1026.16(d)(1)(i) through (iii): ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » read more
Published on October 2, 2014 at 11:24 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ Editor’s note: The piece below is a republication of The Daily Orange’s coverage of SU’s Dec. 4, 1989 24-12 against Louisville in Tokyo, orginally written by Rob Guyette.Syracuse University redshirt freshman quarterback Wendal Lowrey handed the ball off for the first time in an Orange uniform Sunday.And after the game, the ball was handed right back to him.Lowrey was awarded the the game ball after he connected with Rob Carpenter for a pair of long scoring catch-and-runs in the fourth quarter as SU won the 14th annual Coca-Cola Bowl over Louisville 24–13 in Tokyo, Japan.“The guys gave him the game ball and I think that says it all,” said a jubilant SU coach Dick MacPherson.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLowrey was called to action in the second quarter when starter Mark McDonald went down with an injury to his right ankle.That left Lowrey, the third string quarterback, as the leader of the SU offense.Starter Bill Scharr was unavailable after he sprained his right thumb on Nov. 23 against West Virginia and then reinjured it last Thursday in practice.Lowrey completed 4-of-5 passes on the day for 168 yards and two touchdowns in directing Syracuse to 17 half points.“I was just telling myself, ‘You can do it, you can do it,’” Lowrey said. “I finally did it. It’s just a great feeling.”“All he was waiting for was a chance,” Carpenter said. “When he finally got it, he came in and got the job done and got me the ball and I did the rest.”The Orangemen finish the regular season with a 7-4 mark and will face Georgia, 6-5, in the Peach Bowl on Dec. 30 in Atlanta, Ga.The Bulldogs lost their season finale to arch-rival Georgia Tech 33-22 Saturday in Atlanta.“All I can think of is going into the Peach Bowl at 7-4,” said MacPherson, whose Orangemen secured their third consecutive winning season. “We deserve it and we’re going to Atlanta.”“Obviously, coach MacPherson and Syracuse played a great game,” Louisville coach Howard Schnellenberger said. “We weren’t a match for them offensively or defensively. We’re very proud for them.We’re a little disappointed because we didn’t play as well as we could’ve.”Syracuse took the opening kickoff and marched 74 yards in seven plays to take a 7-0 lead as McDonald hit Rob Moore on a 46-yard scoring pass.The Cardinals came right back to tie the game on a touchdown run by senior Carwell Gardner.McDonald went down with an injury to his right ankle in the second quarter and was replaced by Lowrey.“I think when Mark McDonald went down we lost our poise a little bit,” MacPherson said. “But the big plays helped us tremendously.”Louisville’s Ron Bell drilled a 31-yard field goal with one second left in the second quarter to give Louisville a 10-7 halftime lead.Louisville outgained Syracuse 161-114 yards in the first half. Each team had one turnover in the first half, with SU’s coming on a Sean Whiteman interception.The Orangemen enjoyed excellent field position for the entire second half. SU started its first third quarter drive on its own 48-yard line and drove down to the 14-yard line of Louisville before the drive stalled.John Biskup tied the game at 10-10 to cap and eight-play, 38-yard drive with 9:46 left in the third quarter. Lowrey’s 19-yard pass to Moore highlighted the drive.Alban Brown and Terry Wooden both tallied sacks on Louisville’s next possession to set up a Cardinal punt.Wooden later recorded another sack, bringing his season total to eight, and was named the defensive player of the game.Cardinal sophomore Klaus Wilmsmeyer’s short kick gave the Orange the ball on the Louisville 47-yard line, but a fumble by Lowrey ended the SU possession.Louisville then drove down to the Syracuse nine-yard line, setting up Bell’s 26-yard field goal attempt. Bell missed an opportunity to give Louisville the lead when his kick sailed wide right.The third quarter ended with the score tied 10-10.Early in the fourth quarter, Lowrey connected with Carpenter for a 64-yard touchdown pass to give SU a 17-10 lead.The reception was Carpenter’s first catch of the day and fourth touchdown reception of the season.SU’s Rob Thomson then recovered a David Moyler fumble on the very next play from scrimmage, but SU couldn’t capitalize on the turnover as Biskup was tackled trying to punt out of the field goal formation.Bell’s 35-yard field goal with about six minutes left in the game capped a nine-play, 47-yard drive and reduced Syracuse’s lead to 17-13.On SU’s next possession, Lowrey found Carpenter all alone again for a 78-yard touchdown pass to give SU a 24-13 lead.“We were trying to do an isolation on a linebacker,” Lowrey said. “All I did was run up in the pocket and deliver it. RobGardner’s 65-yard reception brought Louisville within striking distance on the Cardinals next possession, but quarterback Browning Nagle threw a pass right into the arms of SU linebacker Dan Bucey at the Syracuse five-yard line, sealing the Orangemen’s seventh win of the season.The interception was the first of Bucey’s career.“It wasn’ that hard,” Bucey said. “He threw it right to me. It was a bad throw on his part and I was in position.”SU then kept the ball on the ground and ran out the clock by accumulating three first downs.Syracuse outgained Louisville 353-303 yards while Louisville racked up 17 first downs to SU’s 15.Moore caught three passes for 72 yards and became the first receiver in Syracuse history to accumulate more than 1,000 receiving yards in a season (1,065). Moore also moved past Scott Schwedes to become the all-time SU receiving yardage leader with 2,123 yards, 12 yards more than Schwedes. Owens rushed 19 times for 70 yards to break the 1,000 yard plateau. For the season Owens finished with 1,014 yards putting him in fifth place on the Syracuse all time season rushing list.This is only the seventh time an Orange back as rushed for over 1,000 yards. Owens joins the likes of Joe Morris (three times over 1,000 and all-time leading rusher with 1,372), Larry Csonka (twice) and Floyd Little in the SU record books. Comments read more