Advertisement by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A DECISION is due this Thursday from Limerick City and County Council on plans to develop a film studio near the University of Limerick, which could employ up to 500 people.The former Dell manufacturing facility in Castletroy has been acquired by Ardmore Studios, who hope to see the 180,000 square feet space fitted with workshops and prop areas, a sound studio, plus hair and make up and costume departments.A planning decision, which would see Limerick as a major new hub for Hollywood movies, is due on November 12.Members of Limerick City and County Council will be asked to approve plans for the project at a future meeting. Key players from Ardmore Studios will run the new Troy Studios operation in Castletroy. Previous articleLimerick is a hotspot for online prostitutionNext articleGarda warning to hoax callers Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedin Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” TAGSArdmore studioslimerickLimerick City and County CouncilTroy Studios Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live NewsLocal NewsCouncil ready to act on new Limerick film studioBy Alan Jacques – November 12, 2015 744 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Print Email
full time workers on the National Living Wage will earn over £600 more a year, a total uplift of over £2,000 since the National Living Wage was introduced in 2016 almost 400,000 young workers are expected to benefit from the fastest increases in the NMW in more than 10 years The average UK domestic electricity bill is £619. Employers who underpay minimum wage rates can face fines of up to 200% of the back pay they owe to workers and can be publicly named by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Since 2013 the naming scheme has identified more than £9 million in back pay for around 67,000 workers, with more than 1,700 employers fined a total of £6.3 million. Since 2015, the government has doubled investment in minimum wage enforcement, spending £25.3 million in 2017 to 2018.The uplift comes after the government published its Good Work plan in February, which announced the right to a payslip for all workers. The new law is likely to benefit around 300,000 people who do not currently get a payslip.For those paid by the hour, payslips will also have to include how many hours the worker is paid for, making pay easier to understand and challenge if it is wrong. The move is part of the government’s Industrial Strategy, the government’s long-term plan to build a Britain fit for the future by helping businesses create better, higher-paying jobs in every part of the UK.For more information on the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage and to report underpayment, visit www.gov.uk/checkyourpay or contact Acas for free and impartial advice.Notes to editors workers aged 25 and over will be £7.83 per hour workers aged 21 to 24 will be £7.38 per hour workers aged 18 to 20 will be £5.90 per hour workers aged under 18 will be £4.20 per hour apprentices under 19 or in the first year of their apprenticeship will be £3.70 per hour From 1 April 2018 the rates for: Over 2 million people will get a pay rise from today (1 April 2018) thanks to an above-inflation rise in national living and minimum wage rates.The National Living Wage will go up by 4.4%, from £7.50 to £7.83, meaning a full-time minimum wage worker will be over £2,000 better off since the introduction of the National Living Wage in April 2016. From today the tax-free personal allowance will also increase from £11,500 to £11,850.Almost 400,000 young workers are expected to benefit from the fastest increases in the National Minimum Wage in more than 10 years.Business minister Andrew Griffiths said: The average weekly food bill was £58 last financial year according to ONS statistics. Over 2 million people on the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage will get a pay rise on 1 April when new rates come into force Over 2 million people across the UK will get a step up in pay thanks to today’s rise in the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage. The uplift means a pay rise of over £600 a year for a full time worker on the National Living Wage – that could be two months food shopping or a year’s electricity bills. So if you should be getting a rise this month, check your pay, talk to your boss and report underpayment to Acas or HMRC. The government takes advice on minimum wage rates from the independent Low Pay Commission, which balances the needs of workers and businesses.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Levittown man has admitted to driving drunk at 120 mph when he caused a crash that killed his 23-year-old passenger on the Northern State Parkway in Westbury last year.Brian Friedrichs pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree manslaughter and driving while intoxicated.“It is a miracle that many more lives were not lost,” Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said. “It reminds us how dangerous ‘first time’ DWI offenders can be.”Prosecutors said the 23-year-old was driving a Mazda 3 westbound when he crashed near the Post Avenue exit at 4 a.m., Tuesday, July 22. Both Friedrichs and his passenger, Christopher Gallina, were ejected from the vehicle after it struck a wall and rolled over.Friedrichs had a blood alcohol content of 0.14 percent at the time.Judge Alan Honorof is expected to sentence him on May 18 to four to 12 years in prison.
“I lose no sleep when people talk about the facts that I have not won the league. If you are going to go back into your archives or annals and find out of the types of cups I have won, it is the type of cups that no quarter is asked for and no quarter is given.”This was David Duncan’s assessment of critics lashing out at him for not winning a single league title.But is he justified? And what will his first FA Cup triumph do for him? Ahead of Kotoko’s FA Cup final against Medeama on Sunday, is the trophy worth much more than he’s letting on?It is undeniable that coaches are judged by the trophies they win. And, more importantly, the type of titles they win. This has been the main critique against Duncan for these years.In his 13 years as manager, he’s won the 2006 SWAG Cup with Ashantigold and 2013 Presidents’ Cup with Hearts of Oak on Ghanaian soil. In addition, he won the Macufe Cup in 2006 with Ashantigold and Phakisa Cup with Free State Stars all in South Africa.These trophies are not by any means belittled, but none can be compared the FA Cup or Premier League (even though the competitveness of the league has been questioned by many.)Duncan is yet to win a cup which has more than four teams involved.The SWAG Cup was a one-off final against Kotoko, while the Presidents’ Cup was a four team tournament which included Medeama and TP Mazembe.In South Africa, the experienced trainers’ Macufe Cup triumph was realized in another four team tournament which included Sundowns, Blomfontein Celtic and Hearts of Oak. In his other trophy with the South African side, the tournament was also played amongst four teams which included Bloemfontein Celtic, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates.His stint with the national team has been topsy turvy.While with the Starlets, he managed to reach the final of the African Championships only to lose in unceremonious fashion while their World Cup campaign was abysmal – three draws and a subsequent group stage crash.His stint with the national under 23 team, the Black Meteors, will quickly be forgotten by the man himself as attempts to qualify the team for the London Olympics were quickly dashed as they fell to Sudan. He was later replaced by Kwesi Appiah who won gold with the team in Mozambique.His accusations of the league seem very harsh considering 30 matches are played over the course of the season.Are a bulk of the fixtures not played in a good sporting spirit? Duncan placed second twice with Ashantigold during his stint with the Obuasi side.Are those also not valued by Duncan?Duncan may have all the genuine reasons to doubt the credibility of Ghana’s league due to unscrupulous dealings but the FA Cup represents his biggest opportunity to put all his critics to bed. The Kotoko coach has been part of the rise to fame of great players in the country notably Mubarak Wakaso, Sadat Bukari, Opoku Agyeman, Jonathan Quartey and David Telfer but needs a “major” trophy to full cement his place in the hearts of fans.A win on Sunday will not only give Duncan his first cup win in a competition comprising more than four teams but it will also represent a major feather in his cup as he is fast building a reputation of saving clubs who go through adversities during the course of a season. Ahead of the gameDuncan is not expecting an easy game in the August 30 final “It obviously won’t be an easy match. We don’t expect it to be easy. If you have all players available, then of course you can go into the game with some degree of confidence that, you have a good chance of winning it,” he said.For preps, the Reds played Bechem United earlier this week. Ahmed Toure scored a beautiful late goal to save Kotoko from losing 1-0 Duncan said the game was to give players who haven’t been too regular the chance to be active.“It’s one of the avenues through which we wanted to look at players who haven’t been too active. These are not the kind of times to experiment; so when you get the opportunity, you want to have a look at them and plan.”“There are players who are coming from a long layoff for various reasons. A player like Michael Akuffo went on trials and since his return, the team that has been playing and has been gelling,” he noted. “There seems to be some understanding between the players who have been playing. The partnership that has existed between Jackson and Kwadwo Poku has been good,” said Duncan.“There is going to be a time that we might need Akuffo so these are some of the ways by which you must get him to be in sync with the team.“Others have been quite busy for this game, so we rested them. We’re going to come back strongly to prepare for the cup final.” There are currently no real injuries to report and Sunday’s final should be special.–CLICK TO READ: Analysis – Are Kotoko FA Cup kings or chokers? –The FA Cup final will be live on SuperSport channel 209 on SUnday. Kickoff is 4pm. Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports