Utility agent saves Big Issue Foundation in Scotland £7,400

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Utility agent saves Big Issue Foundation in Scotland £7,400 Howard Lake | 27 April 2004 | News Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Utility agent Hill Jephson Associates has saved the Big Issue Foundation in Scotland £7,400 over two years in gas and electricity savings.Hill Jephson Associates are agents of utility brokers and energer advisers Energy 2000.When Hill Jephson first contacted the Big Issue Foundaion in Scotland the foundation was paying £9,400 pa on electricity and £24,000 on gas. The agency was able to recommend alternative companies which could offers considerable reductions on these costs to the foundation. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Former garda abused disabled young boys

first_imgNewsLocal NewsFormer garda abused disabled young boysBy admin – December 31, 2012 1009 Twitter WhatsApp Print Linkedin Previous articleAirport strike unlikelyNext articleLimerick home helps welcome cut reversal admincenter_img Facebook Advertisement Email A FORMER Garda and scout master abused young boys when he was in charge of a special scout troop for disabled children, Limerick Circuit Court has been told. John Joseph (Jack) Dunne, formerly based at Pearse Street Garda Station in Dublin pleaded guilty to 14 counts of indecent assault on young boys in Dublin on dates unknown between 1963 and 1969.The court heard that two of Dunne’s victims were polio sufferers whom he contacted through his work with a group of disabled scouts.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The now 82-year-old, who lives at Cannon Breen Park, Thomondgate, Limerick, indecently assaulted two of his victims at Pearse Street Garda Station, where he worked as Juvenile Liason Officer, while other indecent assaults took place at scout camps in Dublin and Waterford, and in his car after he dropped the boys home from scout meetings.In his evidence Sargent Martin Philips from the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Harcourt Square, Dublin, said Dunne resigned from the force in 1976 when he was the subject of allegation of indecency but no charges were brought.A native of Limerick city, Dunne was a Scout Master from 1953 to 1976 and involved with a special group for disabled children at a scout hall near Pearse Street which was then known as Westland Row.Judge Carroll Moran was told the sexual abuse first came to light after the publication of the Ryan Report in 2009 when one of Dunne’s victim’s contacted gardai.In his victim impact statement, the now 58-year-old, who contracted polio when he was six months old, recalled how he met Dunne while on a train to Knock with the Polio Fellowship of Ireland.He said the former Garda was the scout leader with a group of disabled scouts from Dublin and he invited the ten-year-old to join the troop when they got back to Dublin.The victim, who is confined to a wheelchair for the past four years, said he was first abused during an overnight stay in the scout den, when Dunne put his hand down his pyjamas and started touching his private parts.The victim also recalled incidents of abuse where he was kissed and fondled by the former Garda during a trip to the cinema and on another occasion in the Phoenix Park when Dunne gave him a lift home from the scouts.“Jack Dunne was in a position of trust; he was a Scout Leader; a Garda and a person of power. He abused that power and hid behind his so-called good works. I now see him as a bad person who used that trust and his position to gain access to young boys,” the victim said.Another victim, who is now aged 56, told the court that he met Dunne when he was hospitalised for polio which he contracted when he was two years old.In his victim impact statement, he called the former Garda a paedophile and claimed Dunne had visited a particular ward at a children’s hospital in Dublin “especially to recruit new victims”.He said he was abused by Dunne in his car just a short distance from his home in Dublin, and also in Pearse Street Garda Station as well as at the annual scout camp.“He had free access everywhere he went; nobody questioned his word. He was seen as the good garda looking after the poor little handicapped kids,” he said.The court heard Dunne met his two other victims, two brothers from Dublin, at a swimming gala organised by the scouts.Dunne brought one of the boys to play snooker in a room on the top of Pearse Street Garda Station and cooked him a fry and then put his hand down his pants and fondled his penis.Defence Counsel Mark Nicholas (BL) said his client’s behaviour was “disgraceful and unforgiveable” but said Dunne, who joined a religious order after he left the Gardai, had sought help for his problems in America twenty years ago.The court heard he joined the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament in 1977 and, following advice from his superiors, went to seek help for his problems at Trinity House in Chicago in 1992.Mr Nicholas said the abuse involving the four victims had come to light as a “downstream effect of the Ryan Report “ when people got the strength to come forward. He said that his client had made early admissions of guilt.Judge Moran was told Dunne had one previous conviction for indecent assault on a 12-year-old boy in 1986 for which he received the Probation Act.The Judge said it was a difficult case with a lot to consider and adjourned sentencing until January 18.last_img read more

Tractor driver fined after trying to find ‘L’ove in Derry

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Previous articleBritish and Irish COC publish proposals for a new customs arrangementsNext articleLocal surfers to be honoured for saving teenagers at Tullan Strand News Highland Facebook Pinterest Google+ An 18-year-old Donegal man who told police he was looking for women after he was stopped driving a tractor in Derry City Centre has been fined £50.Anthony Breslin from Gortnaskea, Burnfoot Co Donegal admitted having no L plates on his tractor on August 16th this year.District Judge Barney McElholm said: “This is Don Juan – I was going to say Derry Juan but that would not be correct. “Defence solicitor Mr. Seamus Quigley said Breslin’s father had sent him to look for some cattle and after he had done that he had ‘taken the head staggers’ and gone to Derry to look for women.The solicitor added: “We all know tractors are all about pulling power but this taking it to extremes.”Mr Breslin was fined £50. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img Pinterest Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter By News Highland – November 27, 2017 Tractor driver fined after trying to find ‘L’ove in Derry Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

PGN to conduct joint study on use of LNG for supply trucks

first_imgState-owned gas distributor PT Perusahaan Gas Negara (PGN) will expand the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for transportation vehicles such as supply trucks in order to increase its consumer base for gas, which at present consists only of household and industrial buyers.To support the expansion plan, PGN signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) agreement with the Indonesian Truck Operators Association (Aptrindo) in Jakarta on March 6 to conduct a joint study on the use of LNG in trucks.PGN will appoint its subsidiary PT Gagas Energi Indonesia to run the project, including a pilot project on the use of LNG in supply trucks.PGN strategic and development director Syahrial Mukhtar said he hoped that, with the agreement, about 3,000 trucks owned by members of the association would in the long-run use LNG provided by PGN. The gas demand for the 3,000 trucks is about 18 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscfd). “We will run the project because many Aptrindo members plan to revamp their fleet. With this program, their new trucks can use LNG fuel,” he said.The total investment for the pilot project, which will last 12 months, is estimated to reach $1 million. The money will be used to procure LNG filling stations and truck prototypes. Meanwhile, Aptrindo members need to procure LNG-fueled trucks that cost between Rp 1 billion (US$69,871) and Rp 1.2 billion each.Syahrial told The Jakarta Post that LNG could reduce fuel costs by around 20 to 30 percent due to its lower price and better efficiency.“Diesel fuel will cost around Rp 10,000 per liter, while LNG would only cost between Rp 7,000 and 8,000 per diesel liter equivalent. In addition, the maintenance cost for LNG-fueled trucks will also be lower,” he said. Aptrindo chairman Gemilang Tarigan said the pilot project would provide data on LNG fuel efficiency, as the trucking industry was looking for alternative fuels beside diesel.“There are several problems with the subsidized diesel and fuels that we have had. One of them is the limited fuel stock, and sometimes our drivers also resell truck fuel,” he said.In a separate interview, transportation expert Djoko Setijowarno told the Post that the government should ensure the availability of LNG filling stations along major transportation routes before starting a road test on LNG-fueled trucks.“We have to ensure the availability of LNG filling stations and an LNG fuel supply along the routes before conducting road tests,” he said.According to PGN’s official website, the company has 15 LNG fueling stations in Indonesia. They are located in Jakarta, West Java, East Java, Lampung and Batam Island. (mpr)Topics :last_img read more

Abramovich puts £247m into Chelsea, club record £96.6m loss

first_imgRelatedPosts Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich paid £247 million into the club last season but it still made an overall loss of £96.6 million. According to Chelsea’s 2018-19 accounts, they paid out £26.6 million after sacking then manager Antonio Conte and his backroom staff in July 2018. The club has now spent £90 million in compensation to sacked managers since Abramovich took charge in 2004. Chelsea’s wage bill also increased by £41 million in 2019 despite not playing in the Champions League. Former Italy midfielder Conte steered Chelsea to the 2017 Premier League title but was sacked with 12 months left on his contract. The Blues missed out on qualifying for the Champions League in his final season but did win the FA Cup in 2018 before his departure. Conte was replaced by Maurizio Sarri, who also left the club in the summer of 2019, one year into a three-year contract. The club also invested £280.6 million in their playing squad during 2018-19, with the acquisitions of Kepa Arrizabalaga, Christian Pulisic, Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho all included in their latest figures.Tags: Antonio ConteChelseaRoman Abramovichlast_img read more