#BREAKING Molly Martens to be charged over death of Jason Corbett

first_imgWalk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended WhatsApp Email Print Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL NewsBreaking news#BREAKING Molly Martens to be charged over death of Jason CorbettBy Staff Reporter – January 4, 2016 1155 TAGSfeatured Previous article#BREAKING Apartment damaged in Limerick city blazeNext articleGardai appeal for information on missing Limerick man Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie First Irish death from Coronavirus center_img Linkedin No vaccines in Limerick yet Advertisement Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up MOLLY Martens and her father, a retired FBI agent Thomas Martens, are to face charges over the death of Limerick man Jason Corbett following a decision by a US Grand Jury.In a report by North Carolina media outlet The Dispatch this Monday night, the Davidson County Grand Jury has indicted Jason Corbett’s second wife Molly Martens and his father-in-law Thomas after he was killed at his Wallburg home last August.Tonight’s report by Darrick Ignasiak reads;“Davidson County Assistant District Attorney Greg Brown confirmed on Monday that the grand jury has indicted Molly Martens Corbett, 31, and her father, Thomas Michael Martens, 65, a resident of Tennessee, with second-degree murder and voluntary manslaughter. They are accused of killing 39-year-old Jason Paul Corbett. Results of an autopsy and cause of death, together with the indictments were sealed by the court on foot of an application by prosecutors.“It was an extremely thorough investigation,” Davidson County Sheriff David Grice said.“We are pleased with the decision of the grand jury.”Sheriff deputies responded to the Corbetts’ residence just after 3am on August 2 last.Deputy C.S. Dagenhardt wrote in a report that while Deputy D. Dillard was on route to an assault at 160 Panther Creek Court, the Davidson County 911 Center advised the caller had been in an argument with his son-in-law and struck him with a baseball bat.DCSO patrol deputies arrived at the address and found a man inside the home with head injuries.The 39-year-old Limerick man and father of two died as a result.Jason Corbett left behind two children from his first marriage to Mags, Jack and Sarah. She died tragically in 2006 from an asthma attack.His death resulted in a custody battle between Molly Martens, and Jason Corbett’s sister Tracey Lynch and her husband David.Following a bitter row, Davidson County Superior Court judge upheld the December 8 decision of a District Court judge who reviewed the order of guardianship of the two children to the Lynch family.Superior Court Judge Ted Royster said District Court Judge April Wood was correct in ruling Brian Shipwash, Clerk of Superior Court, was within his jurisdiction to grant guardianship to Tracey and her husband as per Jason’s wishes in his last will and testament.The children returned home and are said to be doing very well in Limerick since.Since that decision, Molly Martens has pursued a campaign through her personal social media page of posting messages in the hope that the two children will see them.Responding to this Monday’s decision by the Davidson County Grand Jury, the Lynch family said that “our confidence and trust in the Davidson County Sheriff’s Department and the District Attorney has been reaffirmed by today’s decision.”In a post to the “Bring Justice for Jason Facebook page, Jason Corbet was described as a “kind man who lived his life with integrity and generosity of spirit.“Hatred is not an emotion in our hearts, it only gives power to those who are not worthy of sharing the same oxygen”.It is understood that a date for the pair to be brought before Davidson County Superior Court is likely to be set in the coming days. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Scrapping non-doms could harm London’s housing market

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » Scrapping non-doms could harm London’s housing market previous nextHousing MarketScrapping non-doms could harm London’s housing marketEd Miliband’s proposal to abolish the controversial non-dom tax could have an adverse impact on London’s housing market, claims estate agent.PROPERTYdrum14th April 20150645 Views Labour’s plans to close down what they call a loophole for the super-rich, by scrapping non-dom tax status in this country, would be a terrible mistake as it could have an adverse impact on the housing market in the capital, along with many other sectors, according to a leading estate agent.Nicholas Leeming (left), Chairman of national estate agents Jackson-Stops & Staff, which has 44 offices nationwide, believes that Labour Leader, Ed Miliband, is intent on “closing down London to international business” if he abolishes the non-dom tax status.Mr Leeming argues that Labour’s policy will effectively deter many wealthy foreigners from buying property in this country, particularly in the capital.He said, “The Labour party is out to target the wealth creators in this country and will effectively close down London to international businesses and investors if it continues to punish this sector. We have created a world-class city and we want to continue to encourage people to buy homes here and invest in the capital. The move to scrap the non-dom tax status will impact on every aspect of life in the capital – jobs, the property market, shops, restaurants and businesses. London needs to remain open for business.”Of the 116,000 people registered as non-domiciled individuals with HM Revenue and Customs, just 5,000 pay the annual levy that allows them to benefit from privileged non-dom tax status, and yet there are signs that Labour’s proposal is already starting to have a negative impact on the capital’s housing market.“Trevor Abrahmson of Glentree added, “Independent august financial institutions have estimated that the non-dom facility earns the UK about £2billion worth of revenue which is why Gordon Brown (our esteemed former labour Chancellor) and his successor Alistair Darling were very reluctant to abandon this rich source of benefit for the UK.”London-based estate agents Douglas & Gordon reports that a number of property deals in the capital have fallen through since Labour’s announcement regarding their plans for non-doms last week, while there has been a rise in valuation instructions from foreign homeowners in the city, suggesting that many are making tentative plans to flee the UK should Labour win the General Election on 7th May.Ed Mead (right), Executive Director of Douglas & Gordon, told the press, “These people [non-doms] spend a lot of money in the economy. I do very much fear for the top end of the market.“The London market is unique – it’s pulled from the top up. If you cut strings that are holding the market up, everything else falls down.”housing market non-dom tax status London housing market capital April 14, 2015The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles 40% of tenants planning a move now that Covid has eased says Nationwide3rd May 2021 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicensed rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021last_img read more

Pop along and support the bake sale for the Donegal Hospice

first_imgA group of young neighbours have come together again to host the tastiest bake sale this side of any bakery in New York.The young girls of Tullygay, between Letterkenny and Glenswilly (above Conwal Graveyard) will host their fourth annual bake sale today between noon and 4pm.ALL the money raised will go directly towards the Donegal Hospice and the girls have already collected hundreds of euro in their three previous sales. If you fancy something sweet for your afternoon treat then pop along to O’Donnell house (third on the right up the hill after the graveyard) and you won’t be disappointed.With all sorts of treats and wonderful baked treats available, you won’t be disappointed.Pop along and support the bake sale for the Donegal Hospice was last modified: August 23rd, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

After move from quarterback to running back, JB Lewis has been ‘the dude’ for Fortuna this season

first_imgFortuna >> As the summer months progressed in the Friendly City, Fortuna head coach Mike Benbow and offensive coordinator Clint Duey put forth a question for senior JB Lewis.In short, it was this: What if we moved you from quarterback to running back?For some, that might ruffle some feathers knowing they’d be going from the most prominent position to one that has him working for every yard he will be picking up.But for Lewis, a selfless decision to hand the keys of the Huskies’ offense over …last_img

New cement producer enters South African market

first_img15 May 2014China’s Jidong Development Group, one of the world’s top five cement makers, is to enter the South African market with the construction of a R1.8-billion, one-million tonne per annum cement plant in Limpopo province.Nedbank Capital and the Bank of China Johannesburg on Monday announced that R1.1-billion in debt capital had been raised to fund Mamba Cement, a special purpose company established to build and operate the plant at an established limestone deposit near Northam in Limpopo.Equity in addition to the loan will be provided by Jidong Development Group, the majority shareholder in Mamba Cement, the China-Africa Development Fund, and South African investment and operating group Women Investment Portfolio Holdings (Wiphold).Mamba Cement will manufacture “high-quality pure cement with the capacity to produce very cost-effective products,” Nedbank Capital said in a statement, adding that the company would have “a sustainable transport advantage due to its proximity to the major cement demand centres of Johannesburg, Pretoria, Mpumalanga, Rustenburg and Brits”.The investment is expected to create jobs and provide opportunities for small suppliers for communities north of Brits. “In addition, the sponsors and developers have also committed to supporting local schools and other socio-economic development initiatives in the long term,” Nedbank Capital said. “The project will also result in a major improvement of basic infrastructure such as power and roads, which will benefit adjacent communities.”The South African cement market received an additional 2.5-million tonnes of annual capacity this year with the completion of Sephaku Cement’s new plant in North West province.The Nigerian-backed company is the first new entrant in the South African cement production market to open its own new plant since 1934, challenging established local producers PPC, AfriSam, NPC and French multinational Lafarge.Market researchers Frost and Sullivan have predicted that rapid infrastructure development in South Africa and its neighbouring countries will boost the prospects of the cement industry in the southern African region.Frost and Sullivan’s study, “Southern African Cement Industry Production and Investment Forecasts”, published in September, forecast that US$940-million would be invested in the cement industries of three countries – South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe – between 2013 and 2018.Cement production will be instrumental to government expenditure plans, the study found, especially the Regional Infrastructure Development Master Plan which the Southern African Development Community (SADC) aims to roll out over the next 15 years.Internally, the South African government is planning to spend in excess of R4-trillion on a massive state-led infrastructure drive over the coming years, with a substantial focus on rail, road, energy and water infrastructure.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training continues

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We are still getting a lot of questions about Fertilizer Certification from farmers. Yes, this new regulation applies to you. You, being almost every farmer in Ohio. You have until September 30, 2017 to become certified to apply fertilizer.While there are exceptions, most of these exceptions would only apply to a very small farmer such as one who has 50 acres or less. This site gives more details on the legal issues: http://aglaw.osu.edu/blog-categories/environmental.For the purposes of this Training, “fertilizer” means anything with an N-P-K analysis — meaning yes this includes nitrogen if the co-op applies everything else and you only apply sidedress N. And if you take manure from a concentrated animal feeding facility — a great opportunity by the way — then yes you too need to be certified to apply that manure.Record keeping requirements start when you receive you yellow Fertilizer Applicator Certificate. Within 24 hours of any nutrient application, you must record: Name of fertilizer certificate holder Name of applicator working under direct supervision of certificate holder (if any) Date of application Location (field ID, farm) Fertilizer analysis (such as 11-52-0) Rate of fertilizer application (lbs/A) and total amount applied Fertilizer application method (surface-applied, incorporated, etc) Soil conditions For surface applications only: is ground frozen or snow covered? Temperature and precipitation during application Weather forecast for day following application.And you must keep those records of your nutrient application for three years. One very good place to get and print off weather records and a forecast is http://weather.gov.To find a program for this month – check at http://nutrienteducation.osu.edu. At this same website you may also get more information on the education program Ohio State University delivers and some clarification on the regulations from the Ohio Department of Agriculture.last_img read more

BCCI manages to convince a reluctant English team to tour India using reason, subtle threats

first_imgNasser HussainHow far is Mumbai from Malegaon? Roughly 285 km, the distance between London and Sheffield. For the English cricket community, it became the distance between reality and perception.In the controversy over the England team’s tour of India this winter, British newspapers made Malegaon a suburb of Mumbai, and the,Nasser HussainHow far is Mumbai from Malegaon? Roughly 285 km, the distance between London and Sheffield. For the English cricket community, it became the distance between reality and perception.In the controversy over the England team’s tour of India this winter, British newspapers made Malegaon a suburb of Mumbai, and the entire country too close to Afghanistan for cricket’s comfort.The fuss dragged on for as long as the war, ending last week when 14 of the original 16 selected agreed to tour. The controversy played out in the British media distracted the Indian board from shouting at its team in South Africa, and ensured that the image of English cricket slipped back to one of moaning tourists out of touch with the rest of the world.TOURING SCARS: Andy Caddick (left) and Robert Croft’s pullout has led to grumbling, adding to Nasser Hussain’s woesJohn Carr, director of cricket operations, England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB), Tim O’Gorman, Professional Cricketers’ Association representative, and Peter Holland, first secretary, British High Commission, Delhi, travelled to Kolkata last week seeking reassurances about security.Every cricket team travelling to India has plainclothes Special Branch officers and uniformed policemen, an exclusive protection force of about 30 men, attached to it. When the three Englishmen met BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya, there were indications they talked about higher security-including, sources say, Black Cat commandos.Dalmiya insists security was hardly discussed during the Kolkata meeting but it’s not likely the Englishmen merely indulged in polite chitchat over tea. Specially since the BCCI chief had played a key role in forcing the ECB’s hand.advertisementThe decision to tour was prompted by a round of cricket diplomacy, Dalmiya style. When he heard of English reluctance to tour for fear of being caught in “anti-American riots” and general “civil unrest”, Dalmiya marched into the International Cricket Council meeting in Kuala Lumpur, threatening to “reconsider” India’s reciprocal tour of England next year.The ECB did a U-turn, invited British High Commissioner in India Rob Young to Lord’s to give the team the lowdown about life in the wild east. When five players dragged their feet over a final decision, Dalmiya spelt out a deadline of November 5. The ECB’s letter of confirmation was in the BCCI’s office in Mumbai on October 31.THREE’S COMPANY: (From left) Tim O’Gorman, John Carr and Peter Holland meet Jagmohan Dalmiya in KolkataThe England squad will arrive with some trepidation. It is learnt that coach Duncan Fletcher had “severe reservations” about touring, staying put at home in South Africa and making no attempt to persuade his players to make the trip. He has neither called for his customary pre-tour meeting nor put out his training schedule.Fast bowler Andy Caddick, who pulled out, is a reluctant traveller at best. Robert Croft’s decision not to tour was met with much head-shaking: from Indian batsmen waiting to wade into the Welshman’s brand of off-spin.Croft has played 21 Tests in five years and never bowled at Indian batsmen. It appeared that the only Englishman who was more than eager for the tour to be held was captain Nasser Hussain’s father Jawad. Hussain senior said that it was a family dream to have their son captain an England team in India.last_img read more


first_imgThe Touch community is mourning the loss of a deeply loved friend and Touch legend. Michael Jonson passed away on Saturday after his battle with cancer. Michael was charismatic, loveable, much loved and respected by all lives he “touched”. He was passionate about his Touch Football, he loved to laugh, loved his horses and to have a bet, loved a beer and good wine. He owned a chemist shop in Maurobra for many years and first started playing Touch with South Sydney and then later played for Canterbury. As busy as Michael was he always found the time to travel to Port Macquarie for the NSW State Cup and he also took part in the inaugural Vawdon Cup. He was an experienced Australian representative, being capped eleven times for Australia in test matches as well as taking part in the 1987 Canadian Tour, 1988 FIT World Cup in Australia, 1991 FIT World Cup in New Zealand and the 2000 Masters Tour and the 2002 ATA Masters Tour to South Africa & UK as a member of the Mens Veterans Team. Within NSW Michael represented NSW Mens 35’s in 1983 & 1985, Mens 040s in 1986-1991 and the Mens 45s in 1994 & 1995 before playing in the inaugural NSW Mens 50’s side in 2002. He also represented NSW City in Mens 40’s in 1990 and the Mens 35’s in 93 and was Player /Coach in 1994. He continued on to play for the City Mens 45’s in 1995. At an NTL level he was a Sydney Mets and Sydney Rebels representative in the Mens 45’s and Mens 50’s and in the `early days’ he represented Region 7, which included Easts, Cronulla and South Sydney. Sadly Michael passed away last Saturday morning, he leaves behind four children, and loving family and relatives, and many many friends – we will miss his laughter and his humour. The funeral will be held on Thursday morning and any condolences can be sent to [email protected] or PO Box 276, Maroubra, NSW 2035.last_img

MV Werften Lays Keel for PolarClass Crystal Endeavor

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Crystal Cruises The keel of Crystal Endeavor, the world’s largest and most spacious polar-class expedition yacht, was laid in MV Werften Stralsund shipyard on August 21.Featuring 20,000 gross tons with just 200 guests, the luxury expedition yacht will be 164 meters long.Once the traditional lucky coins had been put into place, the 400-ton section was lowered onto the keel blocks.“We are pleased that after two years of design, we are now able to celebrate the keel laying of the Crystal Endeavor, the most valuable ship to be built at the Stralsund shipyard so far,” Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, Genting Hong Kong’s Executive Chairman, CEO, said.The first steel cut for Crystal Endeavor took place in January. The delivery is scheduled for the end of 2019/early 2020 for a series of charters and Crystal Endeavor’s inaugural season will start after the Tokyo Olympics in August 2020.“The construction of this sophisticated ship is progressing as planned,” said Peter Fetten, CEO of MV Werften.“Around 500 employees will be involved in the construction of Crystal Endeavor at the Stralsund site. In addition, around 500 skilled subcontractors will be brought in from outside of the company – creating sustainable value for the region.”last_img read more

New bacterial species may help fight obesity and metabolic disorders

Source:https://www.eufic.org/en Reviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)Dec 17 2018The MyNewGut project has discovered new bacterial species and strains in healthy people that seem to be effective against obesity, metabolic and mental disorders related to stress and obesity (e.g. depression). They do so by influencing the endocrine and immune pathways that have an impact on both our physical and mental health.The bacterial strain ‘Bacteroides uniformis CECT 7771’ has shown pre-clinical efficacy on metabolic and immune dysfunctions in obesity, for example reducing serum triglyceride levels, glucose intolerance and body weight gain as well as inflammationBifidobacterium pseudocatenulatum CECT 7765 was shown to reduce depressive-like behavior associated with obesity in pre-clinical trials. A Bifidobacterium longum strain has been demonstrated to have a positive impact on perceived stress, sleep quality and cortisol release in a double-blinded placebo-controlled intervention trial in humans.These strains could potentially be next generation probiotics that could in the future be used to help tackle obesity and depression.How diet has an influence on the gut microbiotaDiet appears to be a major factor that influences the composition of the human gut microbiota. MyNewGut experts have conducted several human intervention trials to investigate dietary health effects potentially mediated by the microbiota and they are publishing a range of position papers that will show evidence on how we could inform future dietary recommendations. MyNewGut partners have specifically looked into the role played by proteins, fats and fibers on the gut microbiota.High intake of proteins or a high fat diet may harm the gut microbiotaMyNewGut partners found out that high protein consumption, which increases protein fermentation in the large intestine, generates some of the toxic metabolites (products of metabolism) linked to diseases such as colorectal cancer.A high fat diet, especially when rich in saturated fatty acids may have negative effects on the gut microbiota, characterized by a lower number of microbes and a lower variety of microbial species. High-fat diets rich in omega 3 or omega 6 polyunsaturated fatty acids do not seem to negatively affect the microbiota, whereas the effects of monounsaturated fatty acids are less consistent.High fat diets are associated with depressionStudies of the MyNewGut partners showed that Western diets rich in saturated fat resulted not only in obesity, but also in depression-like behavior. The depression-like behavior associated with diet-induced obesity depended on the gut microbiome, because the effects were blunted by antibiotic-treatment. In high-fat diet fed mice, using the same mouse model, MyNewGut also showed that a bacterial strain (Bifidobacterium pseudocatenulatum CECT 7765) reduces depressive-like behavior associated with obesity, acting through the gut-brain axis. These results are only a starting point, and new research would have to confirm the findings in humans.Related StoriesLSU Health researchers to investigate link between breast cancer and obesity in real timeUranium toxicity might have caused obesity and diabetes in Kuwait, finds new studyMaternal obesity may negatively affect children’s lung developmentThe role of the gut in metabolic healthStudies in animal models conducted by project partners have revealed new mechanisms whereby the microbiota could impact metabolic health. MyNewGut partners showed that peptidase activity (DPPIV) responsible for the degradation of enteroendocrine hormones produced in the gut, which regulate appetite and glucose homeostasis (like glucagon-like peptide I [GLP-I]), are of bacterial origin. This means that the presence of specific bacteria producing these new enzymes can adversely influence appetite, food intake and body weight gain.Gut microbiota: we are all different The MyNewGut project has also explored innovative interventions, including Faecal Microbiota Transplants (FMT) for restoring dysbiosis-associated disorders. In FMT, the microbiota of a healthy donor is transferred to an individual suffering from some form of dysbiosis.In MyNewGut studies, the donor’s microbiota was transferred to human subjects with metabolic syndrome. In these studies, the responsiveness to treatment depended on the individual’s gut microbiota profile, suggesting a need for personalized intervention strategies. This study demonstrates that the individual’s microbiota directly impacts neural systems that could mediate the impact of food intake on metabolic health.The impact of early life microbial imbalance on healthMyNewGut partners investigated whether effects of environmental factors in early life and childhood also impact health outcomes in later stages of life in humans. For example, they conducted a longitudinal study in children to determine the role of the microbiota, the lifestyle (diet, exercise, etc.) and other individual factors (immune and metabolic profile) in the development of overweight.The study revealed that specific microbiota configurations were indeed correlated to inflammatory markers and dietary patterns, and subsequently to the development of obesity.MyNewGut has also discovered that dietary changes which favorably influence the microbiota may have a higher and longer-lasting effect during stages of development, and this emphasizes the importance of diet during early life for long-term health in adulthood. read more