Twin towns turn pink for breast cancer

first_imgVolunteers needed for Limerick Daffodil Day Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk A SEA OF PINK at the Lakeside Hotel before the start of the walk.Picture: Keith Wiseman Print Previous articleGarda vow on feuding gangsNext articleSwimming – Medal haul for Limerick Swimming Club John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Stay SunSmart come rain or shine Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk 6 year old Lilly Mowat from Killaloe dances through the Pink Ribbons at the Lakeside Hotel.Picture: Keith Wiseman Cannonball Run is coming back to Limerick A sea of pink at the Lakeside Hotel before the start of the walk.Picture: Keith WisemanA sea of pink at the Lakeside Hotel before the start of the walk.Picture: Keith WisemanA SEA of pink washed over the twin towns of Killaloe and Ballina on Sunday as they hosted the sixth annual Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk in aid of Action Breast Cancer.This year proved to be the biggest event to date, with more than 1,000 walkers and runners and crowds in excess of 1,600 joining in the celebrations afterwards at the Lakeside Hotel in Ballina.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Niamh Briggs, captain of the Irish Ladies Rugby Team and this year’s Killaloe Pink Ribbon Ambassador, led out the army of pink t-shirts on the 10k route from the Lakeside Hotel.She said: “It is an honour to be asked to support such an amazing charity. It’s so important to spread the good word, fight the fight and some day they will find a cure.”The first to cross the finish line with a time of 45.02 was Martin Pearl of Ballina, and right behind him was the first lady to pass the line, Mairead O’Callighan of Effin, Co Limerick with a time of 46.17.Carmell DeMello. event chairperson said on Sunday: “I am absolutely thrilled with today’s turnout. It is such an amazing cause, and I’m very proud of the residents of the town for all their effort in making today what it is.”Local businesses once again got involved dressing shop windows, and flying flags and balloons, while a bunting of pink bras swung proudly across the bridge joining the two counties.The funds from the walk go directly to Action Breast Cancer, a programme of the Irish Cancer Society that supports vital services including the National Cancer Freephone Helpline (1800 200 700) staffed by specialist cancer care nurses.In 2011, specialist cancer nurses supported 22,120 callers to the National Cancer Helpline. A total of 741 of these calls came from the Mid West region of Limerick, Clare and Tipperary.The Society’s advocacy service provides a voice for women with breast cancer in Ireland, while financial assistance is also available for those experiencing difficulties as a result of their cancer diagnosis. Other vital services include: health promotion, providing community and workplace programmes on breast cancer awareness and early detection; night nursing for critically ill patients.Some 8,110 nights of care were provided to 2,014 families in 2011, 996 nights of which were provided in the Mid West region.In addition, more than 688,266 cancer information booklets and fact sheets were provided to people concerned about cancer across the country in 2011 with 58,553 distributed in the Mid West. Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk Picture: Keith Wiseman Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk Picture: Keith Wiseman Facebook Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk Chris Dudley singer with the Mogley Mob during the warming up.Picture: Keith Wiseman Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk at the Lakeside Hotel.The Finish Line.Picture: Keith Wiseman Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk Mogley Mob & DFN entertain the walkers as they cross the bridge.Picture: Keith Wiseman Niamh Briggs appointed as UL Bohs Women’s Head Coach Twitter Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon WalkCarmell DeMello, Chairperson of the Killaloe Pink Ribbon with Niamh Briggs, Ambassador of the Killaloe Pink Ribbon and Captain of the Irish ladies Rugby Team at the Lakeside Hotel before the start of the walk. Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk 6 year old Lilly Mowat from Killaloe dances through the Pink Ribbons at the Lakeside Hotel.Picture: Keith Wiseman TAGSAction Breast CancerballinaIrish Cancer Societykillaloeniamh briggsPink Ribbon Walk WhatsApp Linkedin NewsTwin towns turn pink for breast cancerBy John Keogh – July 2, 2015 1393 10 marathons in 10 days for Cancer sufferers Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk A SEA OF PINK at the Lakeside Hotel before the start of the walk.Nicola Wood and the pink panters…Picture: Keith Wiseman RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk at the Lakeside Hotel.Picture: Keith Wiseman Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk at the Lakeside Hotel.The Finish Line.Picture: Keith Wiseman Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk Mary O’Sullivan, Killaloe hanging Pink Ribbons at the Lakeside Hotel.Picture: Keith Wiseman Email Limerick woman scores €33,000 on Winning Streaklast_img read more

Thirteen companies, OJK official named suspects in Jiwasraya case

first_imgThe 2001 law on corruption crimes allows Indonesian legal authorities to name companies suspects.However, the AGO has yet to name any executives of the companies suspects as the investigation is ongoing.The AGO is also looking into possible reasons as to why Jiwasraya decided to entrust the companies with managing its funds.“We accuse all suspects of violating laws for their personal interests, as stipulated in Article 2 of the 1999 Corruption Crime Law,” Hari said. “We also allege that the companies committed money laundering.”Prior to the announcement, the AGO had named six suspects in the case including three former Jiwasraya executives, namely former president director Hendrisman Rahim, former finance director Hary Prasetyo and former finance and investment division head Syahmirwan.The office also named three other suspects: publicly listed property firm PT Hanson International president director Benny Tjokrosaputro, publicly listed mining company PT Trada Alam Minera president commissioner Heru Hidayat and PT Maxima Integra director Joko Hartono Tirto.The suspects are now defendants, having undergone their first hearing on June 4.The naming of new suspects follows the AGO’s move this month to track down the flow of investment by Jiwasraya. The office has questioned almost 30 witnesses, ranging from asset management executives and OJK officials to former Indonesia Stock Exchange executives, from June 2 to June 23.The questioning is part of the AGO’s investigation of the case after issuing a letter ordering the start of the investigation on Dec. 27, two months after former State-Owned Enterprise Minister Rini Soemarno filed a report regarding alleged fraud at the state-run insurer with the AGO in October.Indonesian Anticorruption Community Coordinator (MAKI) Boyamin Saiman said he had already suggested that the AGO focus its investigation on OJK officials’ roles in the case through several formal meetings, as he accused the agency of being negligent in allowing Jiwasraya to promote the JS Saving Plan to the public.Boyamin, who also reported alleged fraud in Jiwasraya to the AGO in Jakarta in 2018, said the public should appreciate any progress made by the AGO regarding the case.However, Trisakti University criminal law expert Abdul Fickar Hadjar said it was too early for him to gauge the office’s success in probing the case, adding that the public should see how much of the alleged state losses from the case could be recovered by the AGO.He went on to say that the prosecutors had also yet to announce the charges that would be brought against the defendants on trial, making it hard for him to assess the AGO’s seriousness in settling the case.“The state pays AGO officers to conduct investigations and name suspects, so there is nothing special about the AGO’s performance in resolving the Jiwasraya case – for now,” Abdul said.The following is a list of the 13 companies that were named suspects:1. PT Dhanawibawa Manajemen Investasi/Pan Arcadia Capital2. PT OSO Manajemen Investasi3. PT Pinacle Persada Investasi4. PT Milenium Danatama5. PT Prospera Aset Manajemen6. PT MNC Aset Manajemen7. PT. Maybank Aset Manajemen8. PT GAP Capital9. PT Jasa Capital Aset Manajemen10. PT Pool Advista Asset Management11. PT Corfina Capital12. PT Treasure Fund Investama Indonesia13. PT Sinarmas Aset ManajemenTopics : The department head of capital market monitoring at the OJK from 2014 to 2017 was Fakhri Hilmi.“Despite being a suspect in the case, we haven’t arrested the OJK official as of now,” Hari said during a press conference on Thursday.Hari also announced that 13 asset management companies were named suspects in the case. The AGO accused the companies of mismanaging or laundering the premium revenue collected by Jiwasraya from 2014 to 2018.The companies allegedly caused state losses amounting to Rp 12.35 trillion, 73.46 percent of the total Rp 16.81 trillion in state losses incurred by Jiwasraya’s investment mismanagement as audited by the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) from 2008 to 2018. After around six months of investigation, the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) has named 13 asset management companies and a Financial Services Authority (OJK) official suspects in a case of alleged corruption and money laundering surrounding state-owned insurer PT Asuransi Jiwasraya.Jiwasraya is accused of mismanagement when it invested its premium revenue from the JS Saving Plan, one of the company’s insurance products, in multiple assets. As a result, it failed to pay out Rp 16 trillion (US$1.1 billion) in matured policies due in February to its policyholders.AGO spokesman Hari Setiyono said that the OJK deputy commissioner for capital market monitoring, identified only as FH, was a new suspect in the case. The office accused him of abuse of power, which allegedly paved the way for Jiwasraya’s investment mismanagement during FH’s tenure as OJK department head of capital market monitoring from 2014 to 2017.last_img read more

D-day for Irish Six Nations squad

first_imgThe side kick off their campaign away to Scotland on Saturday week before a trip to Rome to meet Italy a week later.Jonathan Sexton is expected to be named despite limping out of Leinster’s Champions Cup draw with Castre on Friday with a calf strain.Ireland will be aiming to win their third title in four seasons after back-to-back wins in 2014 and 2015.last_img