Taking from the poor

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email Print Facebook  LIMERICK TD Willie O’Dea has slammed Tánaiste Joan Burton and her party’s management of social protection, as he reveals that research conducted by Labour proves that Budget 2015 benefited the wealthy more than those on lower incomes or welfare.According to Deputy O’Dea, the research showed that the distributive impact of Budget 2015 was uneven, with higher than average gains for the better-off.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The most vulnerable 20 per cent saw the smallest improvements.The Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Social Protection commented: “This is further evidence of the absolute failure of the Labour Party in Government. Only three weeks ago we learned that Ireland’s deprivation rate had increased to a record of 30.5 per cent, and that almost one in eight children now live in consistent poverty. Now it’s emerged that when an opportunity arose in Budget 2015 to address this crisis, Labour opted to favour the better off when allocating state resources.”Deputy O’Dea lashed out at Tánaiste Joan Burton, saying that she “has presided over approximately €1.8 billion in cuts to social programmes”, which he claims has resulted in more than a million people experiencing “enforced deprivation” in 2013.The Limerick City TD concluded: “The number of long term unemployed has remained static at 180,000 for the past three years, while 74,000 young people are still out or work and not in any education or training schemes. These figures are a direct result of Labour’s policies in Government. This is their legacy. Labour in Government has slashed the very supports which aim to protect vulnerable people.” Previous articledREA up for debut of the year awardNext articleKiller appeals Limerick murder conviction John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Advertisementcenter_img Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsTaking from the poorBy John Keogh – February 6, 2015 718 Linkedin TAGSFianna FáilJoan BurtonLabourlimerickpoliticsWillie O’Dea Twitterlast_img read more

Two men arrested with stolen property and narcotics

first_imgHome Local News Crime Two men arrested with stolen property and narcotics Police searching for woman connected to husband’s death Pinterest By admin – January 19, 2018 Police searching for man connected to hit and run Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Texas Fried ChickenSlap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasseroleHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay center_img Nicholas Howell, left; Joe Ellenburg Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleOPD: Man driving on wrong side of road found with narcoticsNext articleNORTH AMERICAN HOCKEY LEAGUE: Jackalopes score six, down Amarillo Bulls admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter A search warrant led to the arrest of two men Friday after they were found in possession of a stolen vehicle and methamphetamine.Police found a gray 2018 Toyota Tundra parked on a residential driveway in the 2600 block of Newell Road, an OPD press release said, and a computer check revealed that the listed vehicle had been reported stolen.After obtaining a search warrant for the residence, officers made contact with 25-year-old Nicholas Howell and 31-year-old Joe Ellenburg, the release stated. Howell was found to be in possession of a black Toyota Tundra key belonging to the stolen vehicle and Ellenburg was found to be in possession of a bag of methamphetamine and a pipe.Howell was charged with theft of property and Ellenburg was charged with possession of methamphetamine, both state jail felonies.Jail records show Howell and Ellenburg were taken to the Ector County Detention Center Friday. No bonds were set as of Friday afternoon. Local NewsCrime Two men arrested with stolen property and narcotics Youngsters urged to be safe over graduation weekends last_img read more

Ice shelf/ocean interactions under the Amery Ice Shelf: seasonal variability and its effect on marine ice formation

first_imgMarine ice is an important factor in ice shelf stability. An extensive marine ice layer is present under the Amery Ice Shelf (AIS), East Antarctica. This paper documents observations on the seasonal variability of the AIS–ocean interaction beneath its marine ice layer. We focus on data collected during 2002 through a borehole at AM01, 100 km from the ice shelf calving front, and use additional data from two other boreholes to complement the study. At AM01, the top ~20 m of the water column is super–cooled almost year–round, protecting the marine ice layer and promoting frazil ice formation. The mixed layer thickness varies from ~50 m in February to at least 160 m by June, as the water column cools and freshens. High Salinity Shelf Water (HSSW) abruptly arrives at AM01 in June–August as an eddy–like flow. We suggest that the flow characteristics are a result of baroclinic instabilities. In addition, the inflow of HSSW results in a steepening of the isopycnals that enhances the upwelling of Ice Shelf Water. This study documents, for the first time, a seasonal signal in the formation of marine ice under the AIS. Our results highlight the vulnerability of the marine ice layer to ocean variability with potential consequences for the overall ice shelf mass balance.last_img read more