Criticism levelled at conditions in Limerick Prison

first_imgLinkedin Built for 185 prisoners but 322 detained in July 2010LIMERICK Prison came for criticism in the Irish Prison Chaplains Annual Report 2010, citing that it was originally built for 185 prisoners, but on July 23 last, 322 prisoners were detained. The report said that some Irish prisons were noted as “inhumane and degrading.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Email Print Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Advertisement The report says that “where in-cell sanitation is not available (Mountjoy, Limerick and Cork) overcrowding involves two, three, four or more prisoners in cells designed for one or two, in which prisoners have to defecate in a chamber pot in the presence of the other prisoners, in a confined space which is also their living and eating area.“Bed capacity in Limerick is 290, and structured activity is available for a maximum of 195 prisoners”.The Report, released last week, noted the escalating drug use, overcrowding and “degrading” conditions within the prison system.With such overcrowding prevalent, it describes Ireland’s prison policy as a disaster and is strongly critical of the Department of Justice, the Irish Prison service and Minister for Justice, Dermot Ahern.“Conditions are degrading, humiliating and completely unacceptable. It is not acceptable to cite cost factors, even in a recession, as an excuse to continue to incarcerate prisoners in such degrading conditions”.It adds that “conditions in many of our prisons are an insult to the decency of any human being and an affront to the basic tenets of decency,” and claims “a culture of conformity exists within the system which resists any criticism or challenge”.In addition, St Patrick’s Institution for young people and children (16 to 21) is highlighted as a cause of serious concern.It is further claimed that most prisons are drug-filled.In 2000, a national survey of prisoners found that 52 per cent had used heroin and five years later a subsequent survey found that 59 per cent of male sentenced prisoners had a drug dependency.27,227 random drug tests were carried out in Irish prisons in 2009 and 7,309 tested positive for heroin, 6,110 tested positive for cannabis 675 tested positive for cocaine, some testing positive for more than one drug.The report recommends the pressing need to explore non-custodial options for prisoners who have committed less serious offences.“Making our prisons safer and drug free is in everyone’s interest. The only obstacle is political will”. NewsLocal NewsCriticism levelled at conditions in Limerick PrisonBy admin – December 6, 2010 657 Previous article‘The dole would pay me more’ – HouriganNext article20 self-cocking crossbows seized in shop raid adminlast_img read more

Dealer.com Ranked Number 236 Fastest Growing Company in North America

first_imgDealer.com Ranked Number 236 Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2008 Technology Fast 500Attributes its 755.50% Revenue Growth to continuous product development, customer service and proven resultsBurlington, VT – (November 12, 2008) – Dealer.com, the leading provider of online marketing solutions for the automotive industry, today announced that it ranked number 236 on Deloitte’s 2008 Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications and life sciences companies in North America. Rankings are based on percentage of fiscal year revenue growth over five years, from 2003-2007. Dealer.com grew 755.50% during this period.Dealer.com CEO, Mark Bonfigli, credits continuous product development, proven results for clients and outstanding customer service with the company’s 755.50% revenue growth over the past five years. He said, “We are committed to delivering measurable results to our automotive industry clients. They can see the value our services bring to their online marketing. We’re also passionate about serving our customers. They receive outstanding results and service and this reflects in our bottom line.””Each company on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 is an innovator with an exceptional five-year track record of growth,” said Phil Asmundson, Deloitte LLP vice chairman and national managing partner for Technology, Media and Telecommunications. “Dealer.com has earned its position among the fastest growing companies in North America, and we are proud to honor this important accomplishment.”Fast 500 Selection and Qualifying CriteriaThe Fast 500 ranks the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications and life sciences companies in North America. It is compiled from Deloitte’s regional North American Fast 50 programs, nominations submitted directly to the Fast 500, and public company database research. Companies are selected based on percentage revenue growth from 2003 to 2007.Entrants must own proprietary intellectual property or proprietary technology that contributes to a significant portion of the company’s operating revenues or devote a significant proportion of revenues to research and development of technology. Using other companies’ technology or intellectual property in a unique way does not qualify. Base-year operating revenues must be at least $50,000 USD or $75,000 CD, and current-year operating revenues must be at least $5 million USD or CD. Companies must be in business a minimum of five years, and they must be headquartered within North America.About Dealer.comFounded in Burlington, VT in 1997, Dealer.com is the leading provider of online marketing solutions to the automotive industry. Dealer.com offers NADA award-winning SmartSites(tm) website design incorporating dynamic video; user-friendly lead management tools; the best in search engine advertising and unparalleled metrics and web analytics. Excellent customer service, innovative training and proven results are just a few of the reasons why more of the top 100 dealer groups use Dealer.com than any other vendor. For the last several years, dealerships across the country have voted for Dealer.com as the best website provider, resulting in the company being awarded gold and platinum in Auto Dealer Monthly’s Dealers’ Choice Awards.Dealer.com’s suite of online marketing solutions is the only set of tools that effectively creates a 360° view of auto dealers’ online and traditional marketing investments and results. Dealers are easily able to track spending and determine which activities are leading to the highest return on investment, allowing them to streamline advertising and marketing efforts into targeted activities that increase sales and improve the bottom line.For more information, please visit www.dealer.com(link is external) or call 888-894-8989.About DeloitteAs used in this document, “Deloitte” means Deloitte LLP. Please see www.deloitte.com/about(link is external) for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries.###last_img read more

Unai Emery celebrates Joe Willock’s tackle like a goal in Arsenal’s win over Newcastle United

first_img Metro Sport ReporterMonday 12 Aug 2019 10:18 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.8kShares Read More Skip Ad struggling Manchester United captain Harry… / Top articles Unai Emery was delighted with Joe Willock’s show of determination against Newcastle United (Arsenal)Joe Willock impressed during Arsenal’s win over Newcastle United on Sunday but there was one moment from the 19-year-old that sparked Unai Emery on the touchline.The incident came in the first half when Willock was running with the ball on Arsenal’s left flank but was stopped in his tracks and shoved off the pitch by Jonjo Shelvey.Instead of asking the referee for a foul, Willock got straight to his feet, chased down Shelvey and put in a sublime recovery tackle to win the ball back and start Arsenal’s counter-attack.Emery is typically animated on the touchline and Arsenal’s ‘Bench Cam’ footage caught the Spaniard celebrating Willock’s show of determination as if Arsenal had scored a goal.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Skip by Metro Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE About Connatix V67539 PLAY Read More Read More 1/1 Read More Advertisement Read More Full Screen Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop AdvertisementAdvertisementArsenal got their Premier League campaign off to an excellent start at St James’ Park as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s goal in the second half sealed Arsenal’s 1-0 victory over Newcastle.Willock started the game before he was replaced by Dani Ceballos after 64 minutes.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 CityAnd after the match, Emery praised the performances of Willock and Reiss Nelson.‘They are young, they need to get confidence, to get experience. But we need to be winning,’ said the Arsenal manager.‘We are helping them but pushing them and our demand is a very big demand.Unai Emery’s reaction to Joe Willock’s recovery tsckle on Shelvey.#afc pic.twitter.com/YE887NAPF2— Gilles 🇳🇬🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (@GrimandiTweets_) August 12, 2019 1 min. story Coming Next ‘They need to do one process and sometimes it’s playing like today and sometimes it’s maybe starting in the bench.‘But above all, they are going to be with us.‘They deserved to be with us and to give them confidence can help us.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal SPONSORED Unai Emery celebrates Joe Willock’s tackle like a goal in Arsenal’s win over Newcastle United Video Settings Advertisementlast_img read more

No. 3 Syracuse bounces back as defense blanks No. 24 Rutgers, 4-0

first_img Published on September 17, 2017 at 6:06 pm Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @A_E_Graham With under three minutes remaining, Rutgers lined up for a penalty corner. Down by three, the Scarlet Knights had pulled its goalie in favor of a kicking back and packed 10 players around the arc, hoping to overwhelm goalkeeper Borg van der Velde and her quartet of defenders.Despite a clean insertion and shot, the SU defense swarmed the ball and regained possession. A few passes and a breakaway from Chiara Gutsche put the Orange up 4-0 with 2:30 remaining.“We wanted to score,” SU head coach Ange Bradley said. “We don’t care, we wanna win.”A day after surrendering its first goal of the season, No. 3 Syracuse (8-1, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) and its defense recovered to shutout No. 24 Rutgers (5-3), 4-0, on Sunday afternoon at J.S. Coyne Stadium. The Orange backline wasn’t perfect, allowing six penalty corners and giving up four shots on goal, among the lowest marks on the year. But behind a strong showing from redshirt sophomore Jamie Martin in her first career start and Syracuse’s ability to translate stops into attacking chances, SU blanked the Scarlet Knights.“I think it shows a lot of toughness on our team,” Bradley said. “Rutgers threw everything at us.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Syracuse backline provided sparks for the offense. A Ross Weers goal off a penalty corner put SU up 1-0. The defense, as it had the entire year, worked the ball up the spine of the field to its forwards and followed from behind.Weers fired a pass from about 30 yards outside the arc to Sarah Luby who deflected the ball past Rutgers goalkeeper Gianna Glatz to give the Orange a 3-0 advantage just before half.After spending all spring at right back, Bradley said, Martin was sidelined with a pair of knee injuries. But making her first career start, Martin played lockdown defense against the Scarlet Knights.“It was really encouraging,” Bradley said, “She’s (Martin) starting to get her legs back under her.”With the All-American Weers protecting the left side, Rutgers keyed in on the inexperience of Martin, SU’s weakest link on the back line. In the first half, Rutgers consistently tried to beat Martin one-on-one down the Orange’s right wing. But every attempt came up short. Martin jabbed, poked or swept away the ball, corralling the ball and pushing transition.Although the back line shut out Rutgers, SU gave up six penalty corners, the second-highest mark all season. Some of those Rutgers opportunities came as a result of the Orange exchanging a Scarlet Knights breakaway with a penalty corner. On one play van der Velde toppled herself and a Rutgers forward to stop a mini-breakaway. Others came from unforced errors.In the second half, Rutgers pushed the ball inside the SU arc. A shooting lane opened before Carolin Hoffmann skidded in and slide-tackled the ball out of play. Later, forward Elaine Carey had the ball at the top of SU’s arc and went to push the offense, but she kicked the ball. Both Hoffmann’s and Carey’s plays gave RU penalty corners.“There were good moments,” Bradley said, “there were ugly moments.”Rutgers had three penalty corners in five minutes, but SU’s backline didn’t fold. Facing clean shots on goal, van der Velde was relied on to make multiple stops. But even when 10 Scarlet Knights piled around the crease, the Orange defense made the stop and scored not five seconds later.“Like I’ve said so many times,” Weers said, “the only team we can lose from is ourselves.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more