Linkedin Previous articleThe Expert Comment – Joe DelaneyNext articleSlow Food Ireland members can avail of discounts admin Advertisement Print Facebook NewsAlchemist Earth Food tasting session this SaturdayBy admin – March 26, 2009 512 Twitter WhatsApp Alchemist Earth is holding a free food tasting at their store on 10 Sarsfield St in Limerick. The tasting will be held from noon to 4pm on this Saturday, March 28thRegular Bedford Row Market stall holder and local artisan food producer, Gingergirl, will be in-store to offer tastings of her brown bread, foccacia bread, chutneys, jams and marmalades.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up There will also be samples to taste from Alchemist Earth’s other gourmet ranges of organic cheese, crackers, tapanades, juices etc. Food lovers of all kinds are invited to drop in if you are in town. Email
Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: SWHC), parent company of Smith & Wesson Corp, a US-based leader in firearm design and manufacturing, today announced that it has received contracts from the Massachusetts State Police and the Vermont State Police for new duty firearms from the M&P Pistol Series. The Massachusetts State Police has selected the M&P45 pistol, while the Vermont State Police has adopted the M&P40 pistol as its new service firearm. Both of the statewide law enforcement agencies have initiated the transition process and Troopers are currently using the M&P pistol in the field. Vermont State PoliceThrough its contract with Smith & Wesson, the Vermont State Police has ordered 390 M&P40 pistols. During its open evaluation process, the M&P40 pistol received high marks by the Vermont troopers for its low perceived recoil, reliability during testing, and consistent performance. The new side arms are being supported with a full range of services from Smith & Wesson, including armorer’s training and advanced firearms training courses.Massachusetts State Police As the nation’s oldest statewide police agency, the Massachusetts State Police has a rich history of service to its citizens and support of national events. Employing over 2,300 Troopers and 400 civilian support staff, the agency is responsible for criminal law enforcement and traffic vehicle regulations across the state. To better assist its Troopers with these responsibilities, the Massachusetts State Police has ordered 2,500 M&P pistols chambered in .45ACP.During the agency’s independent testing and evaluation process, the M&P45 was judged against the department’s previously standard sidearm, as well as numerous other competitive products. At the conclusion of the trial, the M&P45 was selected due to its ergonomic design, accuracy, reliability, and the pistol’s ability to be customized to meet individual preferences. Smith & Wesson will support the firearm contract with a full range of services including armorer’s training. In addition to the M&P45 pistols, theMassachusetts State Police previously adopted the M&P15 tactical rifle from Smith & Wesson that currently serves as the State issued patrol rifle.”We are extremely pleased with the decision by the Massachusetts State Police and the Vermont State Police to transition to the M&P pistol,” said Mario Pasantes, Smith & Wesson’s Senior Vice President of Marketing and Global Professional Sales. “We take pride in supplying law enforcement professionals with highly advanced, duty proven equipment, and we believe the M&P Series lives up to that standard. Selected for numerous awards and trusted by both officers and civilians, the popularity of the M&P pistol has been enduring. Today, over 800 law enforcement agencies have adopted or approved for duty use our M&P products. Our commitment to those who have put their trust in Smith & Wesson is steadfast.”Pasantes added, “We are especially honored to serve the Massachusetts State Police, our home state force. Our employees take great pride in aligning with local law enforcement, and we look forward to expanding our relationship with the Massachusetts State Police and to seeing the M&P45 on the hips of our State Troopers.”About Smith & WessonSmith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC) is a U.S.-based leader in firearm design and manufacturing. The company delivers a broad portfolio of firearms and related training to the global military, law enforcement, Federal and sports markets. Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation companies include Smith & Wesson Corp., the globally recognized designer and manufacturer of quality firearms, and Thompson/Center Arms Company, Inc., a premier designer and manufacturer of premium hunting firearms. Smith & Wesson facilities are located in Massachusetts and Maine. For more information on Smith & Wesson and its companies, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to www.smith-wesson.com(link is external). SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has extended the comment deadline for its payday and small-dollar loan proposal to Oct. 7. CUNA has also moved back its deadline for accepting comments from credit union stakeholders; comments can now be sent to CUNA through Sept. 19.The CFPB issued the proposal in June, and CUNA has received feedback from credit unions about concerns with new regulatory and compliance burdens for federally and state-chartered credit unions. The added requirements, as well as proposed changes to the NCUA’s Payday Alternative Loan (PAL) program,eliminate needed flexibility, credit unions believe.The proposal’s overly broad scope sweeps in products and services offered by credit unions that are dissimilar to payday or small-dollar loans, including auto refinance loans. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Share NewsRegional OAS urges Haitian political leaders to redouble efforts on formation of a new government by: – August 13, 2011 10 Views no discussions Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Share Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel InsulzaWASHINGTON, USA — The secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, has noted with serious concern the continuing difficulties in the approval and appointment of a new prime minister in Haiti, following the rejection of President Michel Martelly’s second nominee for this post by the Haitian Parliament.Insulza recognized the constitutional responsibility of Parliament in approving or not the president’s designee for the post of prime minister. He therefore called on the Haitian political leadership to redouble their efforts in finding a consensus that will allow for the formation of a new government at the earliest moment, noting that Haiti has been without a fully functioning government since Martelly’s inauguration on May 14, 2011.“Mindful of the urgency to continue with the reconstruction efforts (following the devastation caused by the January 10, 2010 earthquake in Haiti) and the crucial importance of consolidating and strengthening democracy in this OAS founding member state, a consensus needs to be found for the approval of a prime minister,” said the head of the hemispheric organization.Insulza further elaborated that a functioning government is critical for the people of Haiti in addressing the varied problems confronting the country at this time. Reiterating his appeal for the development of a national consensus/dialogue among all Haitians, the OAS head affirmed that Haiti’s international partners are desirous of continuing to support the delivery of much needed development assistance to the country.Caribbean News Now
A woman whose newborn died after she went into labor while in prison has been awarded $1 million from the state of South Carolina and two medical companies after an autopsy revealed that the child would have survived if given medical care.According to reports Sinetra Johnson, found out she was pregnant two days before she was sentenced to more than two years behind bars for violating her parole.While Johnson was transferred to a jail that caters to those with specialized medical needs, when she went into labor at 26 weeks, Johnson did not receive the medical attention she needed.According to the lawsuit, medical staff at the Camille Griffin Graham Correctional Institution did not fully examine Johnson when they conducted an examine earlier that day and several hours later Johnson gave birth to her daughter in a prison toilet.Despite requesting assistance, guards at the prison did not help.Fellow inmates then wheeled Johnson to the medical station where she delivered a healthy son.The first child, however, did not survive.After an investigation it was found that if the first child received immediate medical care, she would have survived.