People photo created by freepik – www.freepik.comTHE Irish Life insurance company paid out €6.2 million to customers and their families affected by injury, illness and death in Limerick during 2018.According to its annual claims report published this week, the company paid out €4.5 million in life insurance to the families of 64 people who died in Limerick.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up €1.7 million was paid to 29 specified illness claimants in Limerick.Cancer was the biggest cause of life insurance and specified illness claims in Limerick, while the average age of death claims was 64 years, and 53 for specified illness claims.The figures show that women in Ireland claimed at an earlier age than men with the average age for female specified illness claims, just 51 years old, four years earlier than men.The research also revealed that people in Ireland are financially under-covered with half having no life insurance cover at all, and only one in five have enough savings to get by in the case of serious illness or injury. Linkedin Facebook WhatsApp NewsHealth€6.2 million paid in Limerick insurance claimsBy Bernie English – February 20, 2019 760 Advertisement Print Email Twitter Previous articleLimerick collective is offering free marketing adviceNext articleCastletroy Shopping Centre appeal decision ‘vital for the community.’ Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news.
The former Tottenham keeper has arrived from Norwich, where he had worked since 2014. Parks worked with Sherwood when he was in charge at Spurs and left following Sherwood’s exit from White Hart Lane in May 2014. The 52-year-old spent six years at Tottenham, training Hugo Lloris, Brad Friedel, Heurelho Gomes and Carlo Cudicini, and was goalkeeping coach of the year in 2013. Former Villa number two Kevin MacDonald returned to the club as assistant manager last week, joining new first-team coach Mark Robson and performance analyst Seamus Brady at Villa Park. Sherwood lost his first game in charge on Saturday as Villa went down 2-1 at home to Stoke to leave them second bottom of the Barclays Premier League. They go to Newcastle at the weekend having lost their last six league games. Tony Parks has joined Aston Villa as goalkeeping coach as Tim Sherwood continues to revamp his backroom staff. Press Association
by Malik VincentFor New Pittsburgh Courier Allderdice head coach Andre McDonald preaches defensive toughness to his players. If you ask anyone on his staff or somebody he’s coached, they swear by it. In fact, the Dragons have proudly sport the nickname “HAWK-D” on their warm-ups for the past five years and since this season—their uniforms. But they aren’t the only ones who do.“It was uplifting to hear the entire student body chanting HAWK-D,” McDonald said. “It was really motivation to our guys to play the best game that we could.” ‘HAWK-D’—The Allderdice boys celebrate with the championship trophy after defeating Perry 73-63 in the City League championship game March 5. (Courier photos/William McBride) Led by senior Cameron Bailey’s 22 points and Eric Mallinger’s near triple-double, Allderdice (12-4, 17-7) won its second consecutive City League boys basketball Championship over top-seeded Perry, 73-63, at Peabody High School on Saturday.“It was a great contest,” Bailey said. “But I have to give much credit to our coaching staff, they had a great scouting report and they did everything they could to get us prepared for battle.”Perry had been the favorite to win it all after surrendering one conference game all year and defeating Allderdice in both of their regular season meetings.“I realized we needed to be prepared this time,” McDonald added. “We broke down the film from the last four meetings and made sure that we were going to come out and compete at our highest level.”Junior guard Justin Dobbs added a game-high 23 points for the Dragons and admits that he got off to a slow start.“My shot was off early so I eventually got to a point where I was just trying to get to the foul line.” Dobbs said. “We started to run the pick and roll and once that happened, I was fortunate enough to start making good decisions with the basketball.”Mallinger finished with nine points, 11 blocks, and 16 rebounds.“I knew that the offense was going to come,” Mallinger said. “I take pride in doing what I need to do on the defensive end. The coaches and I don’t even need to discuss that. I just try to go out there every game and crash the boards, as well as to make plays on defense.”Perry’s normal leading scorer, Marcus Smith, was held to only 10 points for the Commodores (15-1, 21-4). They were led by Bruce Grover’s 19 points and Greg McGhee’s 16, 11 of which he converted from the free-throw line.“We set out to build a strong program from top to bottom,” Allderdice assistant coach Jason Rivers said. “We’re the only team in the city that has a ninth grade program that feeds into our junior varsity, and goes into varsity. These kids do a tremendous job to get prepared to come up and win in this level.”