2,000 fewer on live register

first_imgEmail Linkedin TAGSCentral Statistics Office (CSO)KilmallocklimerickLive RegisterNewcastle Westunemployment Advertisement Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace”  MORE than 2,000 people in Limerick city and county came off the Live Register over the past year, according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office, which show that there are now 15,662 Limerick people claiming unemployment benefits.There are 11,537 people signing on in Limerick city, 2,247 in Newcastle West and 1,878 in Kilmallock.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Some 2,200 of those signing on are aged 25 or under, and 1,233 of those were men.The number signing on in the city fell by about 1,400 compared to July 2014;  this dropped by nearly 400 each in Kilmallock and Newcastle West.The number of women aged under 25 signing on in Limerick increased by nearly 100 since the start of the year.Altogether 30,340 people were signing on in the Mid West in July of this year, among a total of 343,100 people nationwide. News2,000 fewer on live registerBy John Keogh – August 20, 2015 711 Printcenter_img Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Previous articleJason’s final wish is grantedNext articleFree college place for Limerick asylum seeker student Anna John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

Royal Mail maintains pension surplus on back of strong Gilt returns

first_imgIt also came the same month as the Pension Protection Fund 7800 index saw aggregate funding levels dip to 81.4%, although levels have since recovered.The UK postal service saw a large share of its pension liabilities transferred to the government ahead of its 2013 listing, with the reformed RMPP subsequently reporting an IAS 19 surplus of £830m.The company said it expected the initial surplus to decline over time, especially in light of what it accepted were worsening market conditions for defined benefit funds.“The increase in the surplus was largely driven by the return on assets – in particular due to the increase in the market value of Gilts and derivative assets principally held to hedge inflation and interest rate risk,” the report notes.Gilt holdings make up well over half of both funds’ £6.6bn in assets, with £3.7bn held in unit trusts – up from £2bn in March last year.A further £195m was held in index-linked UK bonds, £525m in overseas fixed-interest bonds and £60m in UK denominated fixed-interest bonds.The funds held an additional estimated £460m in unit trusts, with nearly £600m in direct equity holdings, £318m in listed and unlisted property and £175m in cash.The report went on to say that the surplus would be likely to decline to the point that there was “neither a material surplus or deficit” by 2018, as the company adjusted its contribution rates to reduce the surplus.Compared with 2014, both schemes assumed retail prices index (RPI) inflation of 3.1%, down 0.3 percentage points, an equal decrease in consumer prices index (CPI) inflation to 2.1% and a nominal discount rate of 3.5%, down by 1 percentage point.The falling inflation assumptions are likely to have reduced liabilities by £270m, while the lower discount rate would have caused liabilities to rise by £900m, according to the company’s actuarial assumptions. Royal Mail’s pension plans have bolstered their funding surplus, seeing it increase by nearly £1.4bn (€1.9bn) as average funding levels within UK schemes fell by more than 2 percentage points.According to the company’s latest annual report, covering the financial year to 29 March, the Royal Mail Pension Plan (RMPP) and the smaller Royal Mail Senior Executives Pension Plan saw a combined IAS 19 surplus of £3.2bn, up from £1.7bn in March 2014.The increased surplus comes despite a comparable increase in liabilities of £1.3bn across both funds. The actuarial surplus was less pronounced but still increased by £371m to nearly £1.8bn – with the Royal Mail expressing surprise that the surplus remained in place.last_img read more

Ma, son yield P34-K ‘shabu’ in buy-bust

first_imgThe suspects were detained in the custodial facility of the Himamaylan City police station. Esmeralda and Ben – all residents of the village – were nabbed after they sold a sachet of suspected shabu to an undercover officer for P500 around 3:15 p.m. on July 21, the police added. Ma. Esmeralda Laroya, 51, and her son Ben, 19, yielded the suspected illegal drugs, police said. Charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed against them./PN BACOLOD City – Eight sachets of suspected shabu valued at around P34,000 were seized in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Aguisan, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental.last_img

Super Bowl 54 odds: Ravens, Chiefs are title favorites as 2020 NFL playoffs begin

first_imgNFL playoff odds 2020TeamVegas oddsRegular season recordRavens+22514-2Chiefs+30012-449ers+35013-3Saints+35013-3Packers+70013-3Seahawks+90011-5Patriots+180012-4Bills+350010-6Vikings+400010-6Texans+400010-6Eagles+45009-7Titans+75009-7 The Ravens are the Super Bowl favorites entering the NFL playoffs for good reason.Baltimore finished the season with 12 straight wins, including a victory Sunday against Pittsburgh in which the Ravens played their second-stringers. Quarterback Lamar Jackson is expected to claim MVP honors. Twelve of their players were named to the Pro Bowl. (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/cc/39/lamar-jackson-112519-getty-ftrjpg_8gquwpsi7o5p1xw30dbu26got.jpg?t=-1547830282&w=500&quality=80 Baltimore’s status as Vegas’ first choice means longer odds for other strong Super Bowl contenders such as the Chiefs, 49ers and Saints. It’s an opportunity for bettors dubious of the Ravens to put their money where their mouths are and potentially reap a substantial reward.MORE: Get the latest NFL odds & betting trends at Sports InsiderWhen Super Bowl odds opened Sunday night after the 49ers beat the Seahawks, Kansas City was considered to have the second-best chance at making a championship run. San Francisco followed just behind, and New Orleans and Green Bay rounded out the top five.Below is a full list of opening Super Bowl 54 postseason odds (via Caesars):Who’s the favorite to win Super Bowl 54?Baltimore is considered the favorite, with Caesars giving the Ravens a +225 opening line. A $100 bet would net a $225 return should the team win the Super Bowl. The Ravens, who went 14-2, get a first-round bye and will host the lowest remaining seed in the divisional round. They would also host the AFC championship game should they advance that far.MORE NFL PLAYOFFS:Full TV schedule | Playoff picture analysislast_img read more