Volunteers needed for Limerick Daffodil Day

first_imgBilly Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash TAGSDaffodil DayIrish Cancer SocietyKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post The Irish Cancer Society is seeking new Daffodil Day volunteers in Limerick.This is due to Limerick woman, Maura O’Flaherty stepping down as coordinator of the event after 30 years.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Ennis Road native raised a phenomenal €500,000 for the fight against cancer through the years.Daffodil day will take place on March 27th“In the past 20 years we have seen a 20% increase in the number of people in Ireland surviving a cancer diagnosis.“Without the passion, dedication and goodwill of people like Maura I don’t think we would be in a position to say this, so we are incredibly thankful to her for all her efforts,” said Irish Cancer Society Community Fundraiser Lorraine Toner.Daffodil Day, proudly supported by Boots Ireland, will take place on March 27th and is a crucial fundraiser in the Irish Cancer Society’s fight against cancer.Funds raised on the day go towards supporting nurses, researchers and volunteers across Ireland whilst providing much-needed free support services to relieve worry and stress on cancer patients and their families at one of the most difficult times in their lives.The Irish Cancer Society will be holding a morning tea to recognise and thank Maura for her dedication and to provide information for anyone interested in finding out more about Daffodil Day, the Irish Cancer Society or how they can make a difference.The event will take place at 11am on January 28 at the South Court Hotel, and is open to all.For more information on volunteering please contact Lorraine Toner on 087 793 6499 or [email protected] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Email 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 LimerickNewsVolunteers needed for Limerick Daffodil DayBy Meghann Scully – January 22, 2020 570 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live center_img Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Print Facebook Previous articleLimerick Post Show | Country Singer Clodagh LawlorNext articleFundraiser reuniting Brad Pitt with old friends at Dolan’s Limerick Meghann Scully WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin Advertisementlast_img read more

Lawyer gets 10 years for misusing client funds

first_imgLawyer gets 10 years for misusing client funds March 1, 2002 Regular News Lawyer gets 10 years for misusing client fundscenter_img Telling the other lawyers in the courtroom to listen up, 15th Circuit Judge Marvin Mounts, Jr., recently sentenced former West Palm Beach lawyer C.E. Chillingworth to 10 years in prison for misusing client funds.“Simply stated, misuse of clients funds is one of the most serious offenses a lawyer can commit,” Judge Mounts said January 25, reading from his 17-page sentencing order. “Stealing elevates it to the most serious wrong possible.”Judge Mounts also sentenced Chillingworth, 58, to 20 years of probation after his release and ordered him to pay more than $2 million in restitution. The sentence far exceeded the guidelines, which call for 21 to 35 months in prison.In July, Chillingworth pleaded guilty to a first-degree felony in a case where he misappropriated escrow funds. He resigned from the Bar in 1998. Chillingworth helped a client secure a $2.4-million loan from Attorneys Title Insurance Fund to pay off his client’s debts — including a $1.5-million mortgage on his client’s home — but diverted most of the money to himself and to a business he and the client owned. The fund had to pay off the mortgage and is suing Chillingworth to recover $1.45 million.“The completed crime was larceny of $2.4 million, pure and simple,” said Judge Mounts, who called Chillingworth’s actions “an affront to the honor and dignity of each honest attorney.”“It fuels the festering cynicism and suspicion that exists in some quarters of public opinion concerning the trustworthiness of our profession,” Judge Mounts said.Chillingworth’s lawyer, John Page, asked the judge for leniency, pleading that probation would allow Chillingworth to make restitution for his crime.Judge Mounts said while many defendants awaiting sentencing in the context of theft begin accumulating something as a symbol of their determination to make amends for their transgressions, Chillingworth had not.“Had this man set aside only $20 per week from the date his charge was filed, he would have accumulated $1,480 (total of 74 weeks, August 29, 2000 thru week ending January 25),” Mounts said. “Here, not one penny has been tendered.”Mounts said while there were many reasons why he chose to depart from the sentencing guidelines, the greatest was Chillingworth’s “betrayal of a fiduciary relationship in a position of trust and confidence.”Assistant State Attorney Frank Castor prosecuted the case and told The Palm Beach Post the sentence was appropriate.“When you steal this much money, you have to face consequences,” Castor said. “It is an outrage, what he did, violating trust. The judge did the right thing.”Before sentencing, Page had filed a motion to disqualify Mounts, saying Chillingworth had “lost all lingering hope and belief that Judge Mounts could be fair and impartial in the case.”Chillingworth is appealing the sentence and was released after posting bond pending the appeal. In the meantime, Judge Mounts ordered Chillingworth to make all his financial records available for review and suggested he sell his house.“Were he to sell it and apply the proceeds to his debt, this would be a considerable mitigation,” Judge Mounts said.last_img read more

Southern Tier students thank counselors during National School Counseling Week

first_imgAcross grades and districts, students expressed how their counselors care. BROOME COUNTY (WBNG) — Students in the Southern Tier thanked their school counselors Monday for the start of National School Counseling Week. Whether it be with classes, homework, applying to college or just needing someone to talk to, students said counselors in our area fit the bill. “I’ll be having some bad days and and I’ll go down there and talk to her and she’ll just listen and help me out a lot,” said Johnson City Middle School student Mackenzie Rivera. Rivera explained her counselor even helped her through a difficult test by studying with her and providing words of encouragement. “I really appreciate the work you do to help us out,” said Vestal High School Junior Zaid Alvi. “She’s always there for me,” said Johnson City Middle School student Edgardo Ramos, “Thank you!”last_img read more

Trials in Sushil’s 74kg category not to be postponed: WFI

first_img“Definitely the trials will not be postponed. We will have wrestlers competing in the 74kg. What can we do if Sushil is injured,” Sharan told PTI. “We will see the performance of the winner in the 74kg in ranking series event. Then we will decide what next step we can take,” Sharan said when asked if Sushil can be given a chance to compete at the Asian Qualifiers. WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV The winners in the trials will make the Indian team for 2020 season’s first Ranking Series tournament in Rome (January 15-18), Asian Championship in New Delhi (February 18-23) and Asian Olympic Qualifier in Xian, China from March 27 to 29. WFI President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh said the trails will be held in all categories — five Olympic classes in men’s freestyle and six in Greco-Roman style. Written By The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) will go ahead with the trials in the men’s freestyle 74kg category despite a postponement request from injured Sushil Kumar. However, the celebrated grappler may get a chance to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics in March. Sushil, who has been struggling to revive his career, has pulled out of Friday’s trials citing a hand injury and had requested trials in his category to be postponed.READ | Barry Alvarez Shuns Annoying Grandson During Wisconsin Badgers’ Rose Bowl 2020 GameTrials in Sushil’s 74kg category not to be postponed COMMENTcenter_img Last Updated: 2nd January, 2020 18:39 IST Trials In Sushil’s 74kg Category Not To Be Postponed: WFI The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) will go ahead with the trials in the men’s freestyle 74kg category despite a postponement request from injured Sushil Press Trust Of India SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 2nd January, 2020 18:39 IST READ | Conor McGregor’s Coach Warns Donald Cerrone Ahead Of Their Main Event Clash At UFC 246India had secured Olympic quotas in three men’s freestyle categories through Ravi Dahiya (57kg), Bajrang (65kg) and Deepak Punia (86kg) while Vinesh Phogat (53kg) was the lone woman grappler to grab a Tokyo Games quota at the World Championships in Nur Sultan. While Ravi, Deepak and Vinesh have been asked to compete in the trails, competition in their categories will be held only for the Rome and the New Delhi events.  “If the WFI feels that we do not have a strong candidate going for the Asian Qualifier (for Tokyo Games) in March, the federation may ask Sushil to appear in a trial,” said WFI Assistant secretary Vinod Tomar. READ | Qamar: Exposure To International Tournaments Has Helped Young Boxers Grow In IndiaSushil has been struggling to revive his career and was training vigourously with his Russian coach Kamal Malikov. “I will be fit in two weeks’ time. Don’t worry, I will be back. I had sustained this hand injury after the Worlds while training. The WFI knew about it. It’s ok if they are going ahead with the trials,” Sushil told PTI.  The women’s trials will be held in Lucknow on Saturday. READ | Tussle Continues In AICF, Jt Secy Takes Exception To Treasurer’s “rowdy” Remark FOLLOW USlast_img read more