Late appeal lodged against return of Corbett children to Ireland

first_imgJason Corbett killers, Molly and Tom Martens may be freed on bail tomorrow as they consider manslaughter plea bargain deal Family of Jason Corbett “devastated” after receiving “bombshell” news his killers will get bail after being offered “manslaughter” plea deal Advertisement Facebook Email Twitter Brother of slain Jason Corbett writes to US President expressing “dismay” at DA’s plea bargain offer to killers WhatsApp Linkedin Printcenter_img Previous articlePatrickswell to benefit from renewal schemeNext articleEclectic live programme for Lime Tree venues Staff Reporter TAGSfeaturedjack and sarahJason Corbett No vaccines in Limerick yet RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up HAVING left the US courtroom in tears following the decision of Judge April Woods to dissolve proceedings, Molly Martens, the stepmother of the Jack and Sarah Corbett has lodged a late appeal against the return of the children to Ireland.On Tuesday night last having been awarded guardianship of the two children by Clerk for the Davidson County Superior Court, Tracey and David Lynch went to court on Thursday for what was to be confirmation of the earlier decision.Judge April Woods dissolved the cases of Molly Martens paving the way for Tracey and David to return home to Ireland with the two children of Jason Corbett who was killed in his home on August 2 last.Molly Martens and her father, retired FBI agent Thomas Martens are described by police as “persons of interest” in the case as Mr Corbett was killed following a blow to the head in “domestic disturbance”. It later was filed by police as an assault and Mr Martens who alerted the emergency services said he was in an argument with his son in law and hit him with a baseball bat.Leaving court on Thursday, Ms Martens was said to be in floods of tears and in another late development, her legal team filed an appeal on the decision of the court.However, in this tragic twist, the Corbett family were only informed of the development on Friday morning.John Corbett, Jason’s brother, who was speaking on Limerick’s Live95fm, said the decision to appeal is very calculating,“It just shows you the pure callousness and coldness of the Martens family, especially Molly Martens in this desperate attempt to try and prevent my brother’s children to return to their true family because a senior family court judge decided that the long term future and care of Sarah and Jack would be the most beneficial with his true family in Ireland”.He said the latest actions were “cruel”, and that Ms Marten should not have taken it this far.John Corbett claimed that there is only one reason why Molly Martens has lodged the appeal.“The only reason, the whole family feels, that Molly Martens is desperately trying to get custody of my nephew and niece is because there is a possible pending criminal prosecution against her and other members of her family for the murder of my brother.“It’s a very very sinister agenda indeed.”The appeal goes against the comments of the Clerk of the superior court whose decision is below.The Corbett family have now been put on hold again from returning to Ireland to bury their brother and the family are said to be again traumatised on this latest twist. Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April NewsBreaking newsLate appeal lodged against return of Corbett children to IrelandBy Staff Reporter – August 21, 2015 1379 Shannondoc operating but only by appointmentlast_img read more

Grounding line transient response in marine ice sheet models

first_imgMarine ice-sheet stability is mostly controlled by the dynamics of the grounding line, i.e. the junction between the grounded ice sheet and the floating ice shelf. Grounding line migration has been investigated within the framework of MISMIP (Marine Ice Sheet Model Intercomparison Project), which mainly aimed at investigating steady state solutions. Here we focus on transient behaviour, executing short-term simulations (200 yr) of a steady ice sheet perturbed by the release of the buttressing restraint exerted by the ice shelf on the grounded ice upstream. The transient grounding line behaviour of four different flowline ice-sheet models has been compared. The models differ in the physics implemented (full Stokes and shallow shelf approximation), the numerical approach, as well as the grounding line treatment. Their overall response to the loss of buttressing is found to be broadly consistent in terms of grounding line position, rate of surface elevation change and surface velocity. However, still small differences appear for these latter variables, and they can lead to large discrepancies (> 100%) observed in terms of ice sheet contribution to sea level when cumulated over time. Despite the recent important improvements of marine ice-sheet models in their ability to compute steady state configurations, our results question the capacity of these models to compute short-term reliable sea-level rise projections.last_img read more

Purplebricks backer in ‘frantic’ bid to save his flagship fund

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Purplebricks backer in ‘frantic’ bid to save his flagship fund previous nextAgencies & PeoplePurplebricks backer in ‘frantic’ bid to save his flagship fundNeil Woodford sold off shares in 21 companies last week including Purplebricks as he sought to raise cash in order to repay investors.Nigel Lewis10th June 20191 Comment1,796 Views The efforts of leading fund manager Neil Woodford to sell off his holdings in many leading UK companies including Purplebricks has become ‘frantic’, it has been revealed.Woodford last week cut his stake in at least 21 companies as he rushed to raise funds to repay investors wanting to withdraw their cash from his flagship £3.7 billion Equity Income Fund, which he recently suspended.This compares with the previous four weeks when he sold just two of his stakes.Among the most significant sales this week were a stake of 5% in intellectual property company Allied Minds, 9.63% in Purplebricks, 7.42% in property investor NewRiver REIT and 5.45% in used-vehicle market BCA Marketplace.House buildersHe also reduced his holdings in builders Crest Nicholson and Kier Group, as well as Circassia Pharmaceuticals.As The Negotiator reported last week, Woodford reduced his shareholding in Purplebricks to 23.9%.Over the weekend former City minister Lord Myners told the BBC that the UK’s financial regulator “should have been awake” to problems at Woodford’s investment fund, and that the Financial Conduct Authority had missed “clear warning signs” that things were going wrongWoodford’s Equity Income Fund has also been dropped by one of the UK’s leading funds ‘supermarkets’, Hargreaves Lansdown, which included the fund in its ‘top 50’ list and was one of his key supporters after he went solo.Woodford was a star fund manager at Investco Perpetual before setting up his own fund in 2013, the same year he was awarded a CBE.    June 10, 2019Nigel LewisOne commentAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 10th June 2019 at 8:55 pmWell done to the Bruce’s – Purplebricks has been Goldenbricks for them, and even Mr Woodford is ahead of the game (in terms of getting money out of Purplebricks), though it is questionable that his daytime job – running an investment portfolio of only a limited amount of companies – which has dropped by over 60% in value in recent times – will be scoring points with those investors who invested with him.Purplebricks if it survives in its present form might limp along hoovering up those vendors who want to play Russian roulette with an upfront model, which pays off 50% of the time, if the property listed is 260k in value or less – but a pure online agency – is not going to be the system of the future for a ‘contact sport’ like estate agency – the human factor is still an extremely important part of the mix.Axel Springer – that is the interesting factor – they paid for shares a year ago at three times the level they are now able to buy shares at – so on the one hand – a great time to gain control of the business – but on the flip side – having a controlling interest of a business that does not make profit – is that a logical step?Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

O’Neill eager to frustrate Portugal

first_img Press Association The arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal may have created a buzz around Belfast but Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill will be happy if Friday night’s match fails to set the pulses racing. With the likes of Ronaldo, Nani, Silvestre Varela and Joao Moutinho in their ranks, Paulo Bento’s side have proved quite a draw – with Windsor Park selling out for the first time in the current World Cup qualifying campaign. Northern Ireland’s morale-boosting win over Russia last month may also have contributed to that but the chance to see some of the world’s best players up close will have had a big impact on sales too. “His aim is to prove that every time. He is a player who has the freedom of the pitch – he’s not just a threat to whoever plays at right-back, he’s a threat to the whole back four. “It’s not just a case of can we get someone to stifle him in that area of the pitch because he will just come to another area to get the ball.” The identity of Northern Ireland’s right-back, who will be nominally tasked with marking Ronaldo, will have taxed O’Neill. Aaron Hughes, who excelled in the 1-1 draw in Porto earlier in the campaign, is out injured, as is his likeliest stand-in Craig Cathcart. MK Dons defender Lee Hodson is a specialist right-back, but the leap from League One may be too great, while the versatile Alex Bruce has yet to play a competitive international. That means a possible recall for Chris Baird, who has plenty of experience but is currently unattached following his release by Fulham. “If I had to call on Chris I know he has got the know-how and the experience to be able to deal with it,” said O’Neill Yet O’Neill accepts his side would not be able to match their illustrious opponents in a free-flowing contest and is intent on being effective rather than entertaining. “We don’t want it to be a beautiful game of football if I’m 100 per cent honest,” he said. “That’s not how we’re going to excel. They’d love the game to be open: they love space, they love to be able to play on the counter attack. “It’s important they have a difficult night and that they know from the word go that they’re going to have a difficult night. “I think it would be foolhardy of us to go and play a really open game and say to Portugal ‘Come and play us, you attack us and we’ll attack you’.” As ever all eyes will be on Ronaldo, with the added interest of it being his first appearance since Gareth Bale’s arrival at Real Madrid – a move which reportedly saw the Welshman replace his new team-mate as the most expensive player in the world. O’Neill is certain he will feel no extra motivation because of that. “I would doubt that extremely. He will regard himself as the best player in the world and he proves it every time he goes on the pitch,” said the former Shamrock Rovers manager. last_img read more