Investigation launched after winning Limerick greyhound’s failed doping test

Posted On Jun 4 2021 by

first_imgTwitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisement Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Linkedin Limerick owned Clonbrien Hero tested positive for traces of a banned substance Limerick owned Clonbrien Hero tested positive for traces of a banned substanceAN INVESTIGATION by the Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) control committee is expected to be launched after the winner of the €30,000 Irish Laurels, Limerick owned Clonbrien Hero, tested positive for a prohibited substance related to cocaine.The Limerick owned and Graham Holland traianed dog was found to have traces of benzoylecgonine on dates last July according to a report published by the IGB.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The process now provides that the Control Committee of the IGB can launch an investigation relating to the dog’s mandatory tests from last July.On July 22 last, the Kay Murphy owned dog won the Irish Laurels but tests later showed traces of the banned substance in both blood and urine samples.Clonbrien Hero became a 5/2 “market drifter” just before the race where Kilgraney Denver was strongly fancied.IGB said that it does not comment on individual cases which have been referred to the control committee and which may proceed to investigation.Cashel based Graham Holland has 2,542 more than 2,500 race wins with dogs from his yard and last July’s Irish Laurels win was his fourth during his training career.Last December, the Graham Holland yard again hit the headlines when Clares Rocket, was kidnapped by a criminal gang and held for ransom.The dog was later recovered unharmed when gardai stopped Limerick criminal Christy Keane driving with the dog. Mr Keane said that he was retrieving the dog for its owners at the time he was stopped. WhatsApp Email Previous articleBull n’Booze back for tag rugby midnight finalNext articleLimerick business news briefs Staff Reporter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live TAGSClonbrien HerofeaturedIrish Greyhound Boardlimerick Facebook Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsInvestigation launched after winning Limerick greyhound’s failed doping testBy Staff Reporter – September 20, 2017 1305 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Consolidation and the Value of Bank Debt

Posted On May 31 2021 by

first_img Consolidation and the Value of Bank Debt The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Cheryl is a Senior Portfolio Analyst at Angel Oak Capital. Pate has more than 15 years’ experience in financial services and primarily focuses on investment research, particularly in the non-bank financials and community banking sectors. Pate joined Angel Oak in 2017 from Morgan Stanley, where she was an Executive Director and Head of Consumer & Specialty Finance Equity Research. Her research coverage included the consumer finance, specialty finance, mortgage servicing/originations, mortgage REIT, payments, fintech, and banking industries. Pate holds an M.B.A. from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a B.S. in Commerce (Finance) from the University of British Columbia. She also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. About Author: Cheryl Pate May 9, 2019 7,427 Views Home / Commentary / Consolidation and the Value of Bank Debt Banks Community Banks Consolidation debt M&A 2019-05-09 Radhika Ojha Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Great Recession, although now fading into history, was certainly devastating to financial markets in general and banking institutions specifically. However, the strategic response to the crisis by financial institutions, coupled with legislative initiatives that drastically altered the regulatory landscape, has resulted in a fundamental reboot of the banking industry. Balance sheets have largely been scrubbed of troubled assets, capital and loan loss reserves are at all-time highs, and earnings are approaching pre-crisis levels. There are many environmental factors at work that point to continued strong performance from banking institutions across the board.While regulatory changes enacted in the Dodd-Frank Act have improved the overall health of the banking sector, the Dodd-Frank Act also forced banks to change their capital structure, bringing an abrupt halt to the $60 billion Trust Preferred Securities (“TruPS”) market. Post-financial crisis, large banks have had easier access to the capital markets, yet it has been more challenging for smaller banks to raise or replace capital, whether in the public or private markets, as potential investors are more scarce. Thus, community bank sub-debt issuance is on the rise due to renewed interest from investors after a long drought. The current market inefficiency leads to a unique opportunity for sophisticated investors who can identify relative value in the space.At the same time, larger banks continue to acquire smaller banks in order to achieve the much-needed scale required to survive in the new utility model of banking that regulators are encouraging – and mandating. As the Federal Reserve moves to a neutral stance and with earnings growth likely at cyclical highs, M&A will continue to accelerate. We are seeing evidence of this as M&A activity has continued despite recent stock market volatility.Additionally, industry consolidation generally has had a very favorable impact on the value of bank debt, especially those securities issued by smaller institutions, which tend to be acquired by larger and stronger banks. In most merger/acquisition scenarios, the acquirer assumes the liabilities and continues to service any outstanding debt of the acquired institution. The outcome is often an upgrade in the overall perceived credit quality of the acquired debt, leading to substantial price appreciation.Community bank sub-debt should provide stable performance with low volatility considering the banking sector’s strong capital bases and credit quality underpinned by solid economic fundamentals. In addition, the rising issuance of bank sub-debt, particularly by smaller banks, presents a compelling opportunity to find relative value. Tagged with: Banks Community Banks Consolidation debt M&A in Commentary, Daily Dose, Featured, Investment, News Previous: New Division President Announced for Title Company Next: Freddie Mac Announces $2B+ Securitization of Reperforming Loans Related Articles  Print This Postcenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Motorist caught driving at 137 kmph on N13

Posted On May 25 2021 by

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Google+ Homepage BannerNews Twitter Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA center_img A motorist was caught travelling at 137 kmph on the N13, Letterkenny.3 other motorists were observed speeding by Letterkenny Traffic Unit during a checkpoint.A fixed charged penalty notice was issued to each motorist caught driving over the speed limit. Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Motorist caught driving at 137 kmph on N13 Previous articleDerry man appears in court charged with supplying Dreamboxes in connection with fraudNext articleOisin Merritt in Irish Senior Squad For World Championship’s News Highland Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp By News Highland – August 30, 2017 last_img read more

All hotels where ‘Jin’ stayed free of coronavirus, says Bali Health Agency

Posted On Oct 19 2020 by

first_imgKetut said the agency had checked the three hotels in Bali where Jin had stayed from Jan. 22 to Jan. 28, but did not release the hotels’ names.“It has been 20 days since Jin left Bali, but there have not been any reports of anyone showing clinical symptoms [of COVID-19], while the incubation period is in the range of three to 14 days,” he added.According to the World Health Organization, “Current estimates of the incubation period range from 1-12.5 days with median estimates of 5-6 days.”Ketut said the agency had also checked Jin’s travel history during his stay on Bali and found that no one had been exposed to the COVID-19 virus at the places he had visited. The Bali Health Agency has declared “coronavirus-free” the three hotels where a Chinese tourist who reportedly tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) had stayed.“We conducted physical and clinical examinations and found that no one is sick,” agency head Ketut Suarjaya said on Monday, as quoted by Antara News.The Huainan Center for Disease Control and Prevention in China reported on Feb. 5 that the individual, identified only as “Jin”, departed from Wuhan to Bali on Jan. 22 on Lion Air flight JT2618. Jin stayed on the island for seven days before leaving Bali on Jan. 28 on Garuda Indonesia flight GA858 to Shanghai. “If [any] tourists show symptoms, we’ll ask for information on if they have a history of travel to those areas. If [that is the case], we will immediately take them to a referral hospital,” he said.Ketut added that hotels in Bali had been advised to put up signs urging any guests who started feeling ill, or started exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19 infection, to seek immediate treatment at a hospital.The agency had also readied 200,000 surgical masks, 3,000 N95 respirators and other personal protective equipment for distribution.Indonesia has no confirmed COVID-19 cases to date. (syk)Topics :last_img read more

Why I Still Oppose Recreational Marijuana Legalization

Posted On Sep 27 2020 by

first_imgWe’re not passing laws that pave the way for our buddy’s “mom and pop shop” to grow and make some money that provides for their families. We’re passing laws that create a whole new industry that clearly markets to kids with their gummy bears and cartoon advertisements, cost us more than we will ever get back as communities in taxes, and has created a large and powerful lobby driven by big business. Huffington Post 29 December 2017Family First Comment: Here’s a really key question…“what we really need to do as a society is to deal with the reasons why we want to get high in the first place. Is it anxiety? Depression? Let’s treat these symptoms with appropriate therapy, provide adequate mental health coverage, so that one does not have to use mind-altering substances to get by. Then, we will have truly succeeded at making progress. Habitual drug use is not going to resolve our problems. The bottom line is that we have enough issues in this country these days. This country doesn’t need another legal intoxicant. Haven’t we learned enough with alcohol and tobacco?”    www.saynopetodope.nzYes, I’m going to go “there” again. I’m going to address the topic of marijuana legalization. But not because I want to dictate what American citizens do behind closed doors in their free time, or because I claim to know the precise entirety of the long-term effects – both positive (medicinal possibly) and negative – of this drug. As Ben Cort articulates in his book Weed, Inc., “We are considering a massive shift in policy that will result in more access to a substance we know little about in its current form. We must not allow the conversation to be defined just by those who stand to profit.”It seems that when Americans are asked about their position on legalizing marijuana, many respond in favor of legalizing based on medicinal or criminal beliefs. When a recent Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) poll conducted in New York asked a follow up question that adjusted for the fact that personal marijuana possession is already decriminalized and medicalized in New York, respondents’ support for legalization dropped by a third. “One of the things that we thought was going to happen when [recreational] marijuana was legalized was that drugs would be taken out of our community,” said Candi CdeBaca, an education and community activist in Colorado whose longtime family home is steps from a commercial grow operation. “What happened was that the drugs stayed—and the drug dealers changed.” I’m going to dive into this topic again because you, the reader and the pro-pot voter, need to know that you’re being duped. Our current propositions to legalize marijuana are funded by deep pockets, to be sure. Recreational use is far different than medicinal use, and the lobbyists couldn’t care less about the communities in which they plan to place their shops.center_img As of the New Year, marijuana is going to be legal for either recreational or medicinal use in 29 states and the District of Columbia – over half the country. I apologize for being blunt about your blunt, but it’s true. But hear this: the current “fight” for legalization is much less about your freedoms and much more about big business making big money at your expense. It’s about lobbyists and an industry with no federal oversight. Since marijuana is illegal at the federal level, you get no quality standards or oversight on the conditions where it is grown, processed, packaged, or sold. It’s an industry where they need to create more users to stay in business. It’s about commercialization not decriminalization, not local folks making a living. Add to this the fact that the level of THC in today’s marijuana is literally mind-boggling, and due to its federal illegality, there are no guidelines or regulations on its potency. This is not the marijuana of the past, to be sure.READ MORE: read more