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In brief: 100 new jobs at finance firm

Up to 100 jobs have been promised with the move of a financial services company from India to Co Kerry.

JRI America is shifting its software development operation from Bangalore to Tralee.

The firm, a subsidiary of Japanese financial services company SMFG, vowed to create as many as 100 "highly-skilled" jobs over the next five years.

Recruitment has already begun for positions at the plant, which will be sited at the Kerry Technology Park.

State foreign investment agency IDA Ireland said it worked closely with the firm to secure the move.



82 face axe at



Wexford site

Up to 82 jobs are to be lost at a spectacle manufacturing plant in Wexford after Carl Zeiss Vision announced plans to close its production line.

Another 18 workers are to be kept on at the site to run a sales and technical support team for the company's European operations.

The company blamed cost pressures in the "challenging environment" for the cutbacks. The end of 2011 is the likely date for the closure.



Infection killed star of Grease

Grease and Taxi starJeff Conaway's death was accidental and caused by major internal infection, an autopsy has ruled.

A Los Angeles coroner heard that when Conaway went into hospital on May 10, opiates and other drugs were in his system. He died 17 days later.

Conaway struggled publicly with his addictions on a Celebrity Rehab show. He was best known for playing Kenickie, the swaggering best friend of John Travolta's Danny in Grease.



Child murderer dies of cancer

Canadian child serial killer Clifford Olson, who admitted murdering 11 children in 1982, has died of cancer at 71.

Parents of Olson's victims said last week they had been told by prison service officials that Olson would not live out the month.

Olson was handed 11 concurrent life terms after pleading guilty to the murders. His victims were boys and girls aged nine to 17.