Inquest into mysterious deaths of conwoman Holmes and her partner

first_imgNewsInquest into mysterious deaths of conwoman Holmes and her partnerBy Staff Reporter – April 25, 2016 818 Limerick inquest told of suicide pact as past caught up with fraudster RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Linkedin Facebook 2016 Limerick women in business award winners named Hi-Way Bar Limerick operators win court battle to stay trading A picture of Julia Holmes in one of her guises Print TAGSfetauredJulia HolmesKimerickthomas ruttle Horrific Limerick nightmare draws to a close for those left behind Twitter Thomas Ruttle is laid to rest WhatsApp Previous articleOn the reel: visual arts in LimerickNext articleTesco ballot Staff Reporter Senior Limerick Garda nominated for LGBT equality award A picture of Julia Holmes in one of her guisesDETAILS of the mysterious deaths of serial con-woman Julia Holmes and her Limerick partner Thomas Ruttle are expected to emerge at an inquest in Newcastle West this Monday.Julia Holmes, who adopted a number of aliases in the course of her life, died alongside Limerick bee-keeper Thomas Ruttle at his family home at Boolaglass outside Askeaton on May 18, 2015.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Their badly decomposed bodies were found by burglars who had broken in to the house which they believed was abandoned.Thomas Ruttle (56) and Julia Holmes or Julia McKitterick, (63) had not been seen for a number of weeks prior to the grim discovery. Pressure had been mounting on Ms Holmes who was being sought by police after a number of her cons were exposed.The PSNI from Northern Ireland were looking to arrest her after she failed to turn up at a court hearing over an £18,000 theft allegation.A native of Tyrone, Ms Holmes abandoned her young son when she emigrated to Canada and the US where she was jailed over $500,000 fraud. She had been married to a Texan business man despite being still married to her first husband in Northern Ireland.She was also accused of fraudulent activity in Australia before she linked up with Thomas Ruttle, a well respected and unsuspecting farmer from County LimerickWhen they moved into the roadside farm property at Boolaglass, Ms Holmes failed to pay a local builder €50,000 for extensive renovations on the two storey house.Thomas Ruttle was buried at the family plot in Askeaton but his partner’s body was cremated in Cork after it remained unclaimed for a number of weeks.Next Monday afternoon, the final chapter in Julia Holmes’ remarkable life will be heard at the inquest into the couple’s deaths.Statements had been taken from the men convicted of the burglary at Boolaglass but it is unlikely that they will be called to give evidence of their shocking discovery.The burglars contacted Gardaí after they found the bodies so as to distance themselves from the deaths.Deputy Coroner for West Limerick Antoinette Simon BL, will preside over the inquest which is to be held at Newcastle West courthouse.State Pathologist, Dr Marie Cassidy is expected to give evidence as well as a number of Gardaí who were dispatched to the scene. Advertisementlast_img read more

County schools OK cell phones for kids

first_img The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Print Article Skip Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day You Might Like County, school board still working district plan The Pike County Commission reconvened Thursday evening to discuss redistricting plans with the Pike County Board of Education. Dorman Walker,… read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “And, there are rational reasons for allowing kids to have cell phones in their possession. Some students and athletes are on campus after hours and may need to use their cell phones.”Allowing students to have cell phones in their possession doesn’t give students free rein to use them.“Cell phones must be used responsibly and only at the times permitted,” Bazzell said. “They cannot be used as calculators or as cameras. There will be consequences for any inappropriate use of a cell phone.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author Book Nook to reopen Bazzell said the new cell phone policy is one of three policies enacted by the school board regarding electronic devices.The Pike County School Board has also voted to allow cell phone and other “emerging technology” if they have legitimate educational uses in school.The school system will allow certain personal electronic devices if they enhance classroom instruction.“These devices may be used with the permission of the school administration and the teachers if they are legitimate instructional tools,” Bazzell said. “This allows us to keep up with emerging technology that enhances classroom instruction. Students will be required to fill out a form in order to get permission to bring these devices to school because they can also be used inappropriately.”In the school board’s most recent action, the board adopted a resolution that will prohibit sexting at all levels of the school system.Sexting is the act of sending sexually explicit messages or photographs between cell phones or other electronic media. The term was first popularized around 2005 and is a combination of sex and texting, where the latter is meant in the wide sense of sending a text possibly with images.Bazzell said that the resolution explicitly prohibits sexting.The policy states that students will not create, use, send, download or display obscene, threatening, harassing or otherwise offensive messages or pictures including pornography to internal or external users, websites, social networks or blogs. “We have a policy in place regarding inappropriate use of technology but it is a fairly generic policy,” Bazzell said. “Resolution 8.65 is very specific and it also spells out the consequences of taking, displaying and/or transmitting appropriate pictures of oneself or others and the consequences of doing so. Not only will parents be notified but so will the police because these actions could be regarded as criminal activity.”Bazzell said that in no way did the resolution regard sexting have anything to do with the recent arrest of a former assistant football coach at Goshen High School on several counts of sexual offenses involving minors. “All three of these regarding electronic devices have been in the works for a year,” he said. Sponsored Content By Jaine Treadwell The consequences will be the same as those incurred when the possession of cell phones was prohibited.“The consequences will be very similar and they are graduated, beginning with a warning up to alternative school and the loss of the privilege of possession of a cell phone,” Bazzell said.The new cell phone policy was based on input from the system’s administration and faculty.“Other school systems are allowing possession of cell phones,” Bazzell said. “We probably had 50 percent of our students with cell phones in their possession. We didn’t go out and hunt them down but there were consequences if they were used. This new policy allows possession but not use. We’re taking possession out of the formula and we believe that’s the way we should go with this.” County schools OK cell phones for kids The Pike County Board of Education has changed its policy regarding cell phones and will now allow students to possess cell phones during school hours.However, Dr. Mark Bazzell, superintendent of Pike County Schools, said the cell phones must be turned off during school hours and must be kept in backpacks, purses, lockers or pockets.“We believe that this policy will be a positive thing,” Bazzell said. “Today’s world is full of cell phones. Kids ages 12 and up have them and almost all adults. So, it’s difficult to manage situations where kids are in possession of cell phones. 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CUNA Mutual Group funds Generation Z tour

first_img 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr CUNA Mutual Group said Wednesday it donated $10,000 to the National Credit Union Foundation to help credit unions connect with the youngest group of potential members: Generation Z.The donation will support the launch of a national tour of 20 experiential learning fairs designed to provide financial literacy and money management skills for the teens of Generation Z, which include Americans born between 1997 and 2011. continue reading »last_img

S. Korea’s Daewoong Pharma gets India nod to test anti-parasite drug for COVID-19

first_imgSouth Korea’s Daewoong Pharmaceutical Co Ltd said on Tuesday it received Indian regulatory approval to test its anti-parasitic niclosamide drug to treat COVID-19 patients in an early-stage human trial.The phase 1 trial, approved by India’s Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO), will involve around 30 healthy participants to test safety and kickstart this month, Daewoong said in a statement.The South Korean drugmaker is testing the drug in partnership with New Delhi-based Mankind Pharma Ltd, which will continue the second and third phases of trials in India on mild and severe coronavirus patients. Topics : Drugmakers worldwide are scrambling to develop treatments for the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, which has killed nearly 739,000 people globally since it first emerged late last year in China.The trial results from India will be used for export permits in Europe and the United States, said Daewoong. The company is also waiting for a separate phase 1 trial approval from South Korea, Nathan Kim, vice-president at Daewoong’s communications office, told Reuters.Daewoong had said its anti-viral drug had completely eliminated the novel coronavirus from animals’ lungs during pre-clinical testing.last_img read more

No crowds, no Ryder Cup, suggests European captain Harrington

first_img “I’m not saying it hasn’t been in doubt,” said Harrington. “I’m sure they’ve looked at alternatives and things like that. “But the only reason for the Ryder Cup not being there, and that’s outside everybody’s hands, is the coronavirus. “It’s not something that’s within our control. Loading… Europe’s Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington believes the biennial match with the United States should be postponed if fans are ordered to stay away due to the coronavirus pandemic.The 48-year-old Irishman told the BBC on Wednesday the febrile atmosphere created by the opposing sets of fans was part of the fabric of the event.Ryder Cup will be postponed if fans banned – Harrington “Nobody wants to see the Ryder Cup played without the fans being there,” said Harrington. “There’s no doubt that it makes the tournament so much better. “I think the common consensus now is the Ryder Cup will not be played unless the fans are there. “Non-golfers and golfers around the world watch the Ryder Cup because of the tension that’s created by the spectators.” This year’s edition is slated to take place from September 25-27 at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin, USA. At present Europe are due to begin their defence of the trophy just a week after a re-arranged US Open. The other two US-based majors The Masters and the PGA have also been postponed to November and August respectively. The fourth major the British Open due to be played in July has been cancelled. Harrington is a three-time major champion and part of six Ryder Cup teams finishing on the winning side on four occasions. He said whether the Ryder Cup went ahead depended on something that was out of organisers control. Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 TV Shows That Got Better After A Major Character Had LeftThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More9 Most Disturbing Movie DystopiasTop 10 Most Costly Liquids In The World Read Also: Ex-Eagles manager urges Ighalo to extend Man United loan stay “There are bigger things too than the Ryder Cup. “I hope that we get our chance to play. “I think it’s something that can bring people together and is something to look forward to and enjoy.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more