Cutting the dog’s tail at the neck

first_imgLocal academic not happy with BudgetHEAD of Economics at the University of Limerick Dr Anthony Leddin, described Brian Lenihan’s budget as like cutting the dog’s tail at the neck.He predicted that the cutting €6billion from our €125billion economy will have a devastating impact.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “I done my calculations and I expect this budget to reduce employment by 120,500 in the short term and drive down economic growth by 5.2%”.However, he said that the deflationary affects will result in a huge gain in competitiveness.“It should reduce inflation by 0.4% which will give us our only escape route through competitiveness and net exports”.His biggest concern is the apparent lack of a jobs strategy to balance these cuts.“There is absolutely no economic strategy in here whatsoever.Brian Lenihan’s performance as Minister for Finance has left a lot to be desired, according to the academic.“I don’t think he really understands the situation. Every single statement he has made so far has been factually incorrect. Every time he comes to a crossroads he has taken the wrong path”.He is horrified that the government have received consultation from top international economists in this situation.“This is like a hospital that has no doctor with mechanics in the operating theatre”.The economist was disgusted by the Gombeen politics at play to pass the budget.“It’s disgraceful that they had to deliver a casino in Tipperary and a hospital in Kenmare to get this budget through”.According to Dr Leddin there has also been complete failure to implement Colm McCarthy’s An Bord Snip Nua Report and confront expenditure in the public sector. NewsLocal NewsCutting the dog’s tail at the neckBy admin – December 9, 2010 683 Advertisement Facebook Twitter Printcenter_img WhatsApp Email Linkedin Previous articleFestival time in downtown LimerickNext articleStrong reaction to RTE Prime Time programme adminlast_img read more

Pecan Field Day

first_imgThe Southeast Georgia Pecan Field Day has been set for Aug. 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Parker Brothers Farm in Baxley.Sponsored by University of Georgia Extension, the field day is planned specifically for the growing number of pecan growers in the southeastern region of Georgia. Mike Adams, president of the American Pecan Board, will speak about the importance of marketing Georgia’s pecan crop. More than 33,000 acres of Georgia’s total pecan acreage is located in east Georgia. According to the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development, Georgia pecans have a $249 million farm gate value and the state is the country’s leader in pecan production for the past 17 years. Georgia Extension specialists and researchers from the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will provide their insight on pecans. The agenda includes updates from UGA pecan specialist Lenny Wells, UGA plant pathologist Tim Brenneman, UGA entomologist Jim Dutcher and Appling County Extension agent Shane Curry. “We planned this field day because growers in this area need local pecan trainings and field days that aren’t four hours away to educate them with up-to-date information,” said Curry, who organizes the event. Last year, 220 growers from 18 counties attended the field day.K&L BBQ of Baxley will sponsor lunch and equipment demonstrations will be held afterward in the orchard. Parker Brothers Farm is located at 334 Veal Camp Rd. in Baxley, just five miles northeast off of Ten Mile Rd. Call the Appling County Extension office at (912) 367-8130 to register by Aug. 25. The field day is free, but a headcount is needed for lunch planning.last_img read more

George E. Morgan, 77

first_imgGeorge E. Morgan, 77, passed away on Monday, August 6, 2018 at Community North Hospital in Indianapolis.  Born, September 22, 1940 in Rushville, he was the son of George Morgan and Helen (Lacey) Theising.  George graduated from Burney High School.  He joined the Marines and served in 1960 and 1961 before transferring to the Army Reserve.  George was a Police Officer for the Greensburg Police Department for 22 and a half years and an Officer for the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department for 10 years.  He attended the United Methodist Church in Greensburg.  George married Kathy Knowlton in 1973 and she survives.  He is also survived by one son; Frank Morgan, one daughter; Georgeanna Howe, and three grandchildren; Olivia Morgan, Austin Bilderback, and Isaac Howe.  George was preceded in death by his parents.  Graveside military services will take place at South Park Cemetery on Friday, August 10 at 1:00 p.m.  Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Clippers’ youth basketball coach named Jr. NBA Coach of the Year finalist

first_imgPelt began frequenting the Fred Roberts rec center as a preschooler, and his focus on sports there helped him avoid gangs and other potential pitfalls. When he was 17, he was offered a job at Fred Roberts, and he’s worked there since.Oscar Pelt, a 31-year-old basketball coach in the L.A. Clippers’ youth basketball program, has worked at Fred Roberts Recreation Center in L.A. for 13 years.Understanding the challenges many of his young players are facing, “OJ” — as everyone knows the father of two — will call families to remind them about practice and game times, he’s worked with various organizations to secure shoes for the kids he coaches and, once every two weeks, he’ll bring bags of food from a local food bank to distribute to his players’ families after practices.Even though parks have been closed during the coronavirus pandemic, he said he’s managed to stay in touch with his players, including by playing video games with them remotely.Big on schoolwork and nutrition, Pelt said he’s glad to be able to provide the youngsters in his community with an alternative to gangs and trouble — and to know his efforts have paid off. One time, a former player showed up with a bachelor’s degree to not only show Pelt, but to have him sign.“When he did that, I was more conscious about (being) a mentor,” Pelt said. “And about how to help out the kids.” The Clippers haven’t yet had an opportunity to return to the court and continue what they hope is a journey toward the NBA Finals — but already, they’ve got a finalist in their midst.Oscar Pelt, a 31-year-old basketball coach in the L.A. Clippers’ youth basketball program at Fred Roberts Recreation Center in L.A., was recognized as this week as one of three finalists for Jr. NBA Coach of the Year by both the Jr. NBA and Positive Coaching Alliance. The organizations partner to honor influential youth basketball coaches and the impact their work does for the game.But Pelt says the work’s about more than the game.“I’m not only about basketball, I’m on them about school,” Pelt by phone Wednesday. “I try to question them: ‘What do you want to do?’ and everything, so maybe they can feel like it’s not only about basketball, even if it is about basketball.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more