Prisoner death at Limerick jail

first_imgTwitter Linkedin Advertisement Email Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img Previous articleDeath of well-known Limerick journalistNext articleDeadly child play caught on camera in Limerick Staff Reporter Print NewsPrisoner death at Limerick jailBy Staff Reporter – May 11, 2017 1081 THE Irish Prison Service has confirmed that an investigation is underway into the death of a 31-year-old man who had been remanded in custody at Limerick Prison after he was refused District Court bail over alleged serious offences.Investigations are underway after the male was found unresponsive in his cell overnight last Saturday/early Sunday morning during routine cell checks.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Attempts to resuscitate the man were unsuccessful and his remains were removed to University Hospital Limerick for postmortem examination.An inquest into his death will be heard later this year, it is expected.The “usual protocols” were followed, the Irish Prison Service confirmed, and a number of investigations are ongoing.last_img read more

Brandon “Taz” Niederauer Destroys Phantom Of The Opera 30th Anniversary Performance

first_imgLast night, the Phantom of the Opera celebrated their 30th anniversary as the longest-running production in Broadway history. At the end of the night, composer/director Andrew Lloyd Webber stepped out for a special curtain call. At the 3:50 mark of the live feed, Webber introduces the School of Rock: The Musical cast to perform the theme song of Phantom of the Opera. In uniform, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer–who played the role of “Zack Mooneyham” for the first two years of production–steps out for a roaring guitar solo before being joined by the rest of the original cast. The energy can be felt across the screens, as these kids–all under the age of 15–shred the Broadway stage once again.An Inside Look At Brandon Niederauer’s Opening Night With School Of RockSkip to the 3:50 mark for the insane performance:last_img read more

Job growth expected to have slowed in October, as rehirings drop off, layoffs increase

first_img“I do expect to continue to see gains in professional services, healthcare, manufacturing, and some hiring by retailers,” she said. “Food service will still have gains, but not as strong.”She said employers hired interns this summer, but there was not the normal transition from internships to actual hires that traditionally happens during the fall.November is usually the time when hiring ramps up for the holiday season. Retailers will not need as many workers as they normally do. There will be less travel, and the food service industry will not need to hire nearly as much for year end and holiday parties.“I’d love to be surprised on the upside, but the pace of employment gains are slowing, even though we’re still in the hole by 10 million jobs,” she said.Barclays economists expect 650,000 nonfarm payrolls were added in October, but the momentum in the labor market is slowing.“The goods side of the economy is doing okay,” said Michael Gapen, Barclays chief U.S. economist. “Factory output still needs to rise a little further to meet where demand is.”He expects good growth in manufacturing and construction employment. .“I would suspect of the 775,000 that we have in private employment, I would just look for a similar breakdown to last month, 10% of that or so may come from the goods side of the economy, and 90% from services,” he said.Gapen said the labor market could be hit by the spreading pandemic. “Presumably, there will be some restrictions on activities, but we’re not thinking states go back to lockdowns,” he said. Economists mostly expect job growth slowed in October, as the pace of rehirings dropped off and layoffs increased.Job growth was expected to total 530,000 in October, and the unemployment rate is expected to fall to 7.7%, according to Dow Jones. That number includes about a 150,000 decline in public sector jobs from the end of temporary positions for workers conducting the census.- Advertisement – But Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, expects just 250,000 nonfarm payrolls were added in October. He said he expects there were 425,000 private sector jobs created, but another 175,000 payrolls were lost from the census and also state and local government jobs.“I think we’re close to stalling out. The odds of stalling out are pretty high, given the intensifying pandemic going into the Christmas buying season, and without fiscal support,” he said. “It will result in a weak number for retail employment.”Diane Swonk, chief economist at Grant Thornton, expects to see 325,000 nonfarm payrolls. She said the weaker growth has to do with an increase in layoffs, from airlines and other industries. She also anticipates less holiday hiring by retailers and other businesses, which could impact November’s employment picture.- Advertisement – That compares to 661,000 jobs created in September, and an unemployment rate of 7.9%. The employment report is released at 8:30 a.m. ET Friday.But while the consensus is for about a half million jobs, economists have a wide range of forecasts for October payrolls. Citigroup economists, for instance, expect 800,000 jobs were created in October.“We expect a solid increase of 800k nonfarm payrolls in October, consistent with a notable decline in continuing jobless claims even after accounting for a shift from regular state programs to federal unemployment programs,” the Citi economists noted. “The unemployment rate should fall further to 7.6% even with a potential modest increase in the participation rate.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more