Limerick based Kirby Engineering Group creates 30 new jobs

first_imgNewsBreaking newsLimerick based Kirby Engineering Group creates 30 new jobsBy Staff Reporter – September 5, 2014 695 TAGSJobskirbylimerick Andrew Carey Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up [email protected] based Kirby Engineering Group has announced the creation of 30 new jobs at its operations in Raheen. Minister for Finance Michael Noonan made the announcement this Friday as the company celebrates its 50th anniversary. The new jobs will be created in the areas of professional engineering and construction roles along with project and site management. In 2013, the group had a turnover figure of €90m, an increase of 20 per cent from the previous year. Limerick brothers and owners of the company, Tom and Michael Kirby founded the company in 1964 and has gone from 10 employees in 1987 to over 600 across a variety of locations in Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe.Minister Noonan marked the announcement by signing a plaque at the company headquarters. WhatsApp Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Previous articleCommunity in shock over deaths of three brothersNext articleShannon Group will be conduit for growth Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Print Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads center_img Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email Advertisement Twitter Linkedinlast_img read more

Enyeama makes bold Eagles prediction ahead of AFCON 2021 qualifiers

first_imgFC Cologne’s Kingsley Ehizibue and Heracles Almelo’s Cyriel Dessers were handed their maiden international call-ups, while Leicester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho returns to the team.In his assessment of the German’s squad, Enyeama who helped Nigeria win a third Afcon title in 2013 claims Rohr has assembled a good team that is capable of beating anybody.“This is a very good team.this generation can conquer everyone,” he tweeted. Coach Gernot Rohr announced his 24-man squad to face Sierra Leone in March’s double-header Africa Cup of Nations – a list not lacking in quality. Loading… Former Super Eagles shot-stopper Vincent Enyeama believes the current squad ‘can conquer anyone’.Advertisementcenter_img Read Also: Iheanacho reacts after Leicester City progress into FA Cup quarter-finalThe three-time African champions will host the Leone Stars on March 26 before heading to Freetown for the return leg at the Siaka Stevens Stadium four days later.Nigeria are currently sitting top of Group L on six points, having won all two of their fixtures to date.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Unforgettable Shows From The 90s That Need To Make A Comeback6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Most Asntonishing Train Stations In The World11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombslast_img read more

Senegal’s Teranga Lions Beat Eagles in Last Tune up Clash

first_imgBoth coaches, who agreed to the game being played behind closed doors, made good use of the opportunity to make their maximum changes. The better chances in the second half fell to the Nigerians with Samuel Chukwueze’s close range shot blocked with a last ditch tackle and substitute Oghenekaro Etebo’s free kick on the edge of the box rattling the cross bar.Nigeria’s starting 11Daniel Akpeyi, Samuel Kalu, Jamilu Collins, Kenneth Omeruo, William Ekong, John Ogu, Wilfred Ndidi, Mikel Obi, Alex Iwobi, Samuel Chukwueze and Odion IghaloSubstitutions: Collins (Ola Aina), Ogu (Oghenekaro Etebo), Chukwueze (Henry Onyekuru), Iwobi (Moses Simon), Ighalo (Victor Osimhen) and Kalu (Chidozie Awaziem).Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Three-time African champions, Super Eagles of Nigeria lost their last Total Africa Cup of Nations build up match to the Teranga Lions of Senegal in Ismailia yesterday evening.A defensive mix up in the 20th minute exposed the Eagles’ defence and Idrissa Gueye capitalised on it to score the only goal of the match.Nigeria came close to drawing level on a number of occasions with Odion Ighalo and Wilfred Ndidi almost leveling proceedings before the interval.last_img read more

Federal politicians endorse Brightline investigation

first_imgFederal political representatives, including Florida Senators Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson as well as Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, has called on Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao to conduct a thorough investigation into the fatal accidents involving Florida’s Brightline high-speed rail service.On Jan. 10, Linda Short, 73, of Berea, Ohio, was killed at 7:40 p.m. after driving her car onto the Florida East Coast tracks in Delray Beach and into the path of an oncoming freight train, according to Delray Beach police.Two days later, on Jan. 12th, Melissa Lavell, 32, was killed after apparently trying to beat an oncoming Brightline passenger train after the guard rails were down, also in Boynton Beach, according to police. A third fatality occurred on Jan. 18th and subsequently east of downtown Boynton Beach.Brightline passenger trains share the rail corridor with Florida East Coast Railway freight trains. Both are owned by Florida EastCoast Industries. Brightline in a statement Wednesday said, “We are engaged with them (The Feds) as they begin their investigation.”last_img read more

Nelson Senior Leafs sweep past competition at Castlegar Novice Tournament

first_imgFresh off a successful performance in the Heritage City, the Nelson Senior Leafs took the show on the road to capture the Castlegar Novice tournament Sunday in the Sunflower City.The Senior Leafs won all three games by a combined 25-4 scored.Nelson opened the tournament by stopping Greater Trail Snipers 12-0 on goals by Max Jean, Cash Linnen, Griffen Wanhella, Miller Tedesco, two from Larson Proctor and a hatrick from both Jack Boyes and Wyatt Groenhuysen. Shea Anderson registered the shutout.Nelson kept on rolling, blasting Cranbrook Key City Drywall 8-2 Saturday.Jack Boyes had another hat trick with singles going to Kale Gehrmann, Cohen Wolbaum, Sawan Bhabra and Larson Proctor.Goalie Shea Anderson stopped a lot of great shots and pretty much stood on his head.Sunday Nelson completed the sweep edging Creston Valley Chiefs 5-2.Wyatt and Grady Groenhuysen scored along with Miller Tedesco.last_img read more

Dark Matter Hunt Comes Up Empty Again

first_imgPhysicists face a philosophical quandary. Something they deeply wish to believe in does not appear to exist.What happens when your theory requires something but you can’t find it? That’s the situation with dark matter. Scientists around the world have built ultra-sensitive detectors deep in mines to look for “weakly interacting massive particles” (WIMPs) that would theoretically explain why galaxies and galaxy clusters move the way they do. Dark matter is also an essential ingredient for the leading big bang theory. But the most sensitive test ever cannot find it.Photograph of dark matter. Frame and white background provided for contrast.Experimental results from the XENON1T dark matter detector limit the effective size of dark matter particles to 4.1 x 10-47 square centimeters — one-trillionth of one-trillionth of a centimeter squared — the most stringent limit yet determined for dark matter as established by the world’s most sensitive detector.The results, presented Monday in a seminar in Italy at the Gran Sasso Underground Laboratory (LNGS), were produced using an active target volume of 1,300 kilograms of Xenon, the first search for dark matter that has monitored the equivalent of one ton of xenon for an entire year.“We now have the tightest limit for what is known as ‘the WIMP-nucleon cross section,’ which is a measure of the effective size of dark matter, or how strongly it interacts with normal matter,” said Ethan Brown, a member of the XENON Collaboration, and assistant professor of physics, applied physics, and astronomy at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. “With these results, we have now tested many new theoretical models of dark matter and placed the strongest constraints on these models to date.“Physicists don’t like to say that dark matter is not there. They prefer saying they have placed tighter limits on where it could be hiding. Space.com makes the same dodge. Nature is more blunt: “Dark matter detector draws a blank.”The world’s largest experiment intended to detect weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) has come up empty-handed after collecting data for nearly a year. XENON1T is located 1.4 kilometres underground at the Gran Sasso National Laboratory in central Italy. The experiment looks out for the tiny flashes of light that should be given off when WIMPs — a popular candidate for dark matter, which is thought to make up 85% of the Universe’s matter — collide with atoms in 1,300 kilograms of cold liquid xenon. On 28 May, researchers from the XENON1T collaboration reported at seminars held simultaneously at Gran Sasso and at CERN, Europe’s particle-physics laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland, that no such flashes were detected. The data suggest that WIMPs — if they exist — interact even more weakly with ordinary matter than previously thought.This is like saying that ‘ghosts, if they exist, are faster at escaping from our glances than previously thought.’ The hunt is in a vicious cycle:Dark matter must exist.Build a more sensitive detector.No dark matter found.Return to Step One.Any particle as small as 4.1 x 10-47 square centimeters is, for all practical purposes, non-existent. That’s almost a trillionth of a trillionth of a trillionth of a trillionth of a square centimeter! An electron (10-16 cm) is inconceivably gigantic by comparison. This doesn’t mean that the proposed particle is that small, but its “effective size” or ability to interact with normal matter makes it that small, practically speaking. WIMPs were thought to be quite large, actually (massive), but the “collisional cross section” (size of the interaction target) has now been so narrowed by this latest search that a successful collision would be like hitting a bull’s-eye on earth much smaller than an electron with a dart thrown from another galaxy. And yet these same theoretical particles are proposed to exert so much gravity that they hold galaxy clusters together and keep the big bang from disrupting the fabric of spacetime.Will physicists and cosmologists ever quit their so-far vain attempt to find the mysterious unknown stuff? Quitting would be a huge blow to modern physics. It would mean admitting that the Standard Model is incomplete or, at worst, wrong. A scientific revolution may be in the making.Update 6/02/18: Two physicists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, one of them astronomer Avi Loeb, are assigning properties to dark matter. According to Space.com, they are speculating whether dark matter particles carry an electric charge. Perhaps they should discover the particles first. “The thought that dark matter could somehow be electrically charged seems too bizarre to be anything but science fiction,” reporter Chelsea Gohd admits. The two astronomers base their speculation on one possible interpretation from an instrument called EDGES that measured a particular absorption spectrum in the cosmic background radiation. Still, they confess, “The nature of dark matter is one of the biggest mysteries in science, and we need to use any related new data to tackle it.”We’ve been watching this hunt for years, curious to see how it turns out (e.g., 20 Jan, 2002, 23 July 2007, 9 Jan 2017; search on “dark matter” for more). We’ve used the case of the Mysterious Unknown Stuff (MUST) that must be there as a test of empiricism vs theory. So far, empiricism is winning. Don’t even ask about dark energy. That stuff is even more mysterious, and physicists don’t even have a theory of what it could possibly be. It’s like watching serious scientists in our own time trying to defend belief in ghosts (30 Aug 2016).The search recalls physicists’ vain attempts to look for phlogiston as the cause of combustion, or caloric as the carrier of heat. Those two historical non-detections of the 18th century led to scientific revolutions of their own (the oxygen theory, and the mechanical theory of heat). Some of the champions of those occult substances went to their deaths without admitting they were wrong. Are we seeing another case of it now?We cannot rule out a successful detection. Physicists did find the Higgs boson, didn’t they? Well, at these levels of constraint, any seemingly empirical results become so theory-laden, it’s difficult to ascertain whether they found a real particle or another version of the theory that they can keep believing in. Does that recall a situation in biology? Darwinism, perhaps? (Visited 627 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Fraser-Moleketi takes top UN job

first_imgFormer cabinet minister Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi opens a 2007 seminar oncombating cybercrime in the SADC region.(Image: Centre of Specialisation in PublicAdministration and Management) Fraser-Moleketi, left, with former presidentNelson Mandela and Tshwane mayor GwenRamokgopa, right, on the occasion ofMandela receiving the freedom of the cityof Tshwane.(Image: Nelson Mandela Foundation)Janine ErasmusFormer South African Minister of Public Service and Administration Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi has been appointed to the top position of democratic governance director in the United Nations Development Programme’s Bureau for Development Policy.Fraser-Moleketi assumed her new duties on 2 January 2009 after serving her country for 14 years at the highest levels of government. She tendered her resignation as Minister of Public Service and Administration in September 2008 when the ruling African National Congress (ANC) ordered former president Thabo Mbeki to step down. Mbeki resigned from office on 21 September, the day after he received the ANC directive.Fraser-Moleketi was one of 14 resignations from Cabinet at the time. These included 11 ministers and three deputy ministers, one of whom was her husband, Deputy Minister of Finance Jabu Moleketi.The UNDP is the global development arm of the United Nations and is committed to enabling positive change and a better life for people by making knowledge, experience and resources available in developing nations. The organisation is active in 166 countries, working with them to find their own solutions to the challenges of the modern world.Fraser-Moleketi joins the global organisation at the level of assistant secretary-general. She said that she felt the need to step back and work on a global scale with the skills and competencies she had gained.“I am confident in the democratic processes in the country,” she said. “I will still contribute from wherever I am as a patriot.”A born leaderGeraldine Fraser-Moleketi was born in Cape Town and even at school she showed an aptitude for leadership roles, serving on the Students Representative Council.After matriculating she took up studies for a diploma in teaching at the University of the Western Cape, a period during which she also became active in community matters as a member of the active role in the Bellville Association for Community Action. She never completed the course, as she left South Africa in her second year of studying to go into exile in Zimbabwe as a member of the ANC.In exile Fraser-Moleketi joined Umkhonto we Sizwe, the ANC’s military wing, and received basic military training in Angola. She received specialised training in the former USSR and in Cuba and was for a time seconded to the Lutheran World Federation.Her return to South Africa came in July 1990 at the request of the South African Communist Party (SACP) after it was unbanned in February that year. Fraser-Moleketi helped set up the party’s first national office, holding the position of SACP national administrator and acting as personal assistant to Joe Slovo and Chris Hani, successive General Secretaries.Although she never completed her teacher’s diploma, Fraser-Moleketi went on to study at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics at the Kennedy School of Government in 1994. Back home, she was admitted to Pretoria University in 2003 to study for a master’s degree on the basis of recognition of prior learning. She finished her studies in 2006, receiving her masters (cum laude) in Public Administration.She was appointed Minister of Welfare and Population Development in July 1996 and Minister for Public Service and Administration in June 1999. Fraser-Moleketi has used her influential position to fight for gender equality in government and society, and has led South African delegations to Commonwealth Women Minister’s meetings, as well as chairing the Pan African Conference on Women’s Development, Equality and Peace in Rwanda.In 1995 she was the deputy leader of the South African delegation to the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China. She also led a study tour to Australia and Uganda, which subsequently played a big role in the establishment of the Office of the Status of Women in the Office of the Deputy President.Fraser-Moleketi has published a number of works on public administration, and has delivered numerous papers at both national and international conferences on social development, gender quality and transformation of public services.She serves in several other capacities, including Deputy Chair of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Public Administration since 2006, and has been patron of the Free and Open Source Software for Africa, a cause she firmly believes in, since 2007. Other humanitarian roles have included chair of The President’s Award, which has as its patron-in-chief Nelson Mandela, sole patron of the National Eisteddfod Academy, trustee of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, and patron of DaimlerChrysler’s Toys for Africa Project.She was awarded an honorary professorship by Stellenbosch University and a fellowship to the Institute of Politics at the Kennedy School of Government.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Contact Janine Erasmus on [email protected] articlesMbeki resigns as SA presidentAnti-abuse campaign hits SASA’s women power aheadCelebrating the power of womenSA judge UN Human Rights headUseful linksUnited Nations Development ProgrammeDepartment of Public Service and AdministrationGeraldine Fraser-Moleketilast_img read more

Getting a Grip on Green-Home Appraisals and Insurance

first_imgOne of green residential construction’s growing pains has been the disconnect between what an appraiser might declare a new, energy efficient house is worth and what it actually costs to build.It’s certainly not a new problem, and, fortunately, it continues to attract attention. Back in December, GBA Advisor Michael Chandler, founder Chandler Design-Build in North Carolina, wrote about his experience with the issue – an appraisal on a $400,000 project whose high-performance foam insulation and solar technology were valued at 50 cents on the dollar – and the need to educate Realtors, appraisers, and bankers about green building, and do it on a nationwide scale. RELATED ARTICLES Seeing Red on a Green Property Appraisal — Part 1Seeing Red on a Green Property Appraisal — Part 2Seeing Red on a Green Property Appraisal — Part 3Green Building Appraisal and Financing IssuesGreen Home Appraisal WoesA Step Toward Fairer Green Home ValuationsWhen Green Poses an Appraisal ProblemQ&A: Bad Appraisal on a New Green HomeQ&A: Refinance and Appraisal of Net-Zero Home We also noted that the appraisal problem can be particularly onerous when new or recently upgraded homes are located in rural areas, where MLS listings with comparable green features can be scarce or nonexistent.Force-fitting for a loanAbout two weeks ago, Chandler’s experience with the $400,000 home – and the green-home appraisal issue in general – was reprised in an article published by the Christian Science Monitor.“We had to go back and strip out some energy features like the solar water heaters and cut back on insulation and add square footage, making it bigger and less (energy-)efficient to get to the $400,000 appraisal,” he told the paper. “Houses that are dramatically more efficient than normal, on average cost $15,000 to $20,000 more than houses built to code standard, but that’s not being reflected in the appraisals.”Since green-home construction is nowadays one of the few sectors showing signs of life for residential builders, there’s added urgency to the push for education programs that can help appraisers measure the value of green-home features and more quickly build a database of relevant data, conventions, and guidelines.The CSM story notes that progress in that area might get a boost from some lenders in the banking community, who have begun to offer $1,000 off closing costs for homes that qualify as energy efficient. The Department of Energy points out on its website that there are several green mortgage products on market, but acknowledges that they’re not yet widely adopted. However, the DOE also notes that programs being developed in Maine, New York, and Colorado are designed to inject capital into mortgage products to “buy down” the interest rate that is charged to borrowers as an incentive to finance energy retrofits.The fledgling nature of green-product insuranceAnother actuarially measured component to green-home ownership, insurance, also has been trying to find its way in the emerging market. In a story published April 7, Insurance Journal presented an overview of the concerns that accompany some of the new insurance products being written to protect green construction components, including wind turbines, fuel cells, and garden roofs.The basic issue, some insurers say, is that many green-construction products are still too new to have a well-understood risk profile. Documentation on risks associated with vegetation on roofs is starting build, in part from claims pegged to leaking roofs, for example, but the deployment of wind and fuel cell energy sources in green buildings has not been the focus of many claims so far.David Cohen, senior director of real estate for Commercial Insurance at Fireman’s Fund Insurance, told Insurance Journal that insurers also are homing in on green-construction defect issues.“What everyone always historically or traditionally associates with construction risk is construction defects. Down the road, will there be any construction defect?” Cohen asked.“I think it really depends on exactly what you’re doing in terms of your building,” Cohen said. “If you’re building to the more basic level of LEED certification, for example LEED certified or Silver level, you’re probably not doing anything exotic in terms of the building’s system or technology” and the building would pose no more risk for construction defect than a traditional building. But as builders move up in LEED certification to Gold or Platinum, Cohen added, more unproven technologies are likely to come into play. “Certainly any time you have new technology,” he said, “you’ve got that unknown potential risk or construction defect risk.”last_img read more

Illegal cross-border drug smuggling on the rise in Manipur

first_imgIllegal cross-border smuggling of drugs from neighbouring Myanmar to Manipur is witnessing a rapid rise despite measures being undertaken by law enforcers to check the menace, police said.A high ranking police officer told PTI that most of the drugs smuggled from Myanmar are heroin, brown sugar and amphetamine tablets, known as “WY tablets” in the common parlance.“There is no doubt that illegal cross-border drug smuggling has increased in recent years and Manipur has become a favourable transit route for transporting them to other parts of the country and beyond,” the officer said. Manipur shares a 398 km border with Myanmar. According to reports available with PTI, 12,37,993 amphetamine tablets— that come in unlabelled packets— were seized by the Narcotics and Affairs of Borders (NAB) personnel and other law enforcers in 2019 so far, up from 12,15,273 tablet seizures in 2018 and 1,80,007 in 2017. Heroin seizures have also spiked, with 9 kg seized till July, 2019. The corresponding figures for 2018 and 2017 stood at 22 kg and 7 kg respectively. The officer said, the number of alleged drug peddlers have also increased manifold due to the lucrative financial prospects of the business.“While 355 drug peddlers, including 79 women, were arrested in 2017, the number of arrests rose to 479, including 95 women, in 2018 and 203 till July, 2019,” he said. The officer said the border drug racket is complicated and foreign nationals are associated with it. In February this year, a 35-year-old Myanmarese national was detained at the Indo-Myanmar border town of Moreh in Manipur for possessing 143 small packets of brown sugar with a total worth of Rs 3.6 crore in the international market, another police officer said. Brown sugar too has made inroads in the State for local abuse. While a little more than 5 kg of brown sugar had been recovered in 2017, 19 kg of the contraband was seized in 2018 and more than 115 kg of the drug seized till July 2019. Not just these smuggled drugs, poppy cultivation in Manipur’s hill districts of Chandel and Ukhrul bordering Myanmar, too is proving a headache to law enforcers. Sources revealed that opium grown in these districts is purchased by dealers from Myanmar, who then export them back to Manipur after chemically processing them into heroin. Poppy cultivation is banned in Manipur under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985. Nevertheless, several farmers in the hill areas have discarded rice cultivation and shifted to poppy cultivation for better financial returns, a police officer said. To check poppy cultivation, personnel of the state police, the NAB and the Assam Rifles periodically destroy these plantations, the officer said. Some 2210 acres of poppy cultivation were destroyed in 2017. The corresponding figures for 2018 and till July, 2019 stood at 1506 acres and 446 acres respectively.last_img read more

25 years after murders, OJ says ‘Life is fine’

first_img‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP “We don’t need to go back and relive the worst day of our lives,” Simpson said. “The subject of the moment is the subject I will never revisit again. My family and I have moved on to what we call the ‘no negative zone.’ We focus on the positives.”For a man who once lived for the spotlight , Simpson has been keeping a largely low profile since his release from prison in October 2017 after serving nine years for a robbery-kidnapping conviction in Las Vegas. He continues to believe his conviction and sentence for trying to steal back his own memorabilia were unfair but says, “I believe in the legal system and I honored it. I served my time.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsAfter his release from the prison in Lovelock, Nevada, many expected him to return to Florida where he had lived for several years. But friends in Las Vegas persuaded him to stay there despite the case that landed him in prison.He’s glad he did. MOST READ Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Rafael Nadal, and everyone else, should stop doubting him Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too “The town has been good to me,” Simpson said. “Everybody I meet seems to be apologizing for what happened to me here.”His time in the city hasn’t been without controversy, however. A month after his release an outing to a steakhouse and lounge at the Cosmopolitan resort off the Las Vegas Strip ended in a dispute. Simpson was ordered off the property and prohibited from returning.No such problems have occurred since, and Simpson is among the most sought-after figures in town for selfies with those who encounter him at restaurants or athletic events he attends occasionally.He plays golf almost every day and said he is a member of a club of “retired guys” who compete with each other on the golf course. The knees that helped him run to football glory at the University of Southern California and with the NFL’s Buffalo Bills have been replaced and he recently had Lasik surgery on his eyes. But nearing his 72nd birthday, he is otherwise healthy.Simpson said he remains close to his children and other relatives. His parole officer has given him permission to take short trips including to Florida where his two younger children, Justin and Sydney, have built careers in real estate.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Cops linking 2 drug cases to murder of Tagudin judge – CJ Peralta PLAY LIST 01:07Cops linking 2 drug cases to murder of Tagudin judge – CJ Peralta03:14Mom of 3 year old girl slain in anti drug ops files raps vs Rodriguez cops00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess His older daughter, Arnelle, lives with him much of the time but also commutes to Los Angeles.“I’ve been to Florida two or three times to see the kids and my old buddies in Miami. I even managed to play a game of golf with them,” he said. “But I live in a town I’ve learned to love. Life is fine.”He also visited relatives in Louisiana, he said, and spoke to a group of black judges and prosecutors in New Orleans.Recently, a family wedding brought his extended family to Las Vegas including his brother, Truman; sister, Shirley; and their children and grandchildren. Simpson’s first wife, Marguerite, mother of Arnelle, also joined the group.The glamor of his early life is just a memory.After his football career, Simpson became a commercial pitchman, actor and football commentator. He was once a multimillionaire but he says most of his fortune was spent defending himself after he was charged with the murders.His televised “Trial of the Century” lasted nearly a year and became a national obsession. He was acquitted by a jury in 1995 and has continued to declare his innocence. The murder case is officially listed as unsolved.The families of the victims subsequently filed a civil suit against him, and in 1997 a civil court awarded a $33.5 million judgment against him for the wrongful deaths of his ex-wife and Goldman. Some of his property was seized and auctioned but most of the judgment has not been paid.Simpson declined to discuss his finances other than to say he lives on pensions. Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess This photo provided by Didier J. Fabien shows O.J. Simpson in the garden of his Las Vegas area home on Monday, June 3, 2019. After 25 years living under the shadow of one of the nation’s most notorious murder cases, Simpson says his life now is fine. (Didier J. Fabien via AP)LOS ANGELES — After 25 years living under the shadow of one of the nation’s most notorious murder cases, O.J. Simpson says his life has entered a phase he calls the “no negative zone.”In a telephone Interview, Simpson told The Associated Press he is healthy and happy living in Las Vegas. And neither he nor his children want to look back by talking about June 12, 1994 — when his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman , were killed and Simpson quickly was transformed in the public mind from revered Pro Football Hall of Fame hero to murder suspect.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more