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Triumph for Portlaoise Rugby club in U-15 in Division 1 final

first_img Facebook Twitter TAGSPortlaoise RFC Triumph for Portlaoise Rugby club in U-15 in Division 1 final Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Pinterest The navy blues continued to dominate and it wasn’t long before they had worked their way up the field again. This time it was left to Glen Connolly to pick from the back of a ruck and force his way over the line.Tullow were getting it hard to break down this resolute Portlaoise defence. When they won a penalty on the 22, the only way they were going to get on the scoreboard was to put it over the bar. Half time score 21- 3 to Portlaoise.The second half started like the first with Portlaoise putting huge pressure on the Tullow line. After a high tackle on Mikie Daly, the Portlaoise forwards ran the penalty. Connolly was on hand again to drive over the line for his second try. 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Previous articlePortlaoise Hospital awarded Irish Hospice Foundation/HSE Design and Dignity grantNext articleKnockbeg manager Attride reflects on rollercoster year as All-Ireland crown just slips by Bronagh Scully It was all Portlaoise at this stage. From a ruck near the Tullow line, the ball was passed out to Ciaran Culleton and on to Daly. He dived at the corner flag to get his second try of the game, a comprehensive 31- 3 lead for Portlaoise.After the subs bench was emptied, Portlaoise lost some of their structure and discipline and Tullow got in for two tries in quick succession but it was all too late for the home side as Portlaoise held on to lift the cup and celebrate as division 1 champions.This was an emphatic victory for the Togher side, contributed to by every member of the squad. The celebrations will have to be put on hold for the moment as they are straight back into a cup quarter final next Saturday with a home match against Birr.Portlaoise: Callen Dunne, Dara Phelan, Bobo Lawal, Sean Ward, Glen Connolly, Daragh Phelan, Cian Coffey, Conor Doran, Matthew Coonan, Mitch Fitzpatrick Mikie Daly, Brian Keane, Ciaran Culleton, Dylan Cahill, James Kidd, Eoin O’Brien McCormack, Brian Barry, Declan Cox, Darragh Davies, Marc Bracken, Paul Flanagan, Jack Heffernan Colm Byrne, Corey Bartley, Luke Walsh, Jamie Troy. SEE ALSO – Laois GAA Masters football team announce training details as championship approaches GAA Pinterestcenter_img WhatsApp Tullow 15  Portlaoise 31Leinster Rugby U15 Div 1 League FinalPortlaoise RFC U15 secured the Division 1 title on Saturday when they comprehensively won against Tullow in the final.The game started at a high tempo from both sides. It wasn’t long before Portlaoise started to get a foothold and threatened the Tullow line.Glen Connolly was penalised when he was stopped short of the line. Tullow missed touch with their kick and James Kidd was on hand to counter with speed.The ball was released to Dylan Cahill who made thirty metres. He offloaded to Ciaran Culleton who was stopped short of the line and like any good back row, Daragh Phelan was on hand to gather the loose ball and go over for the opening score. Cahill converted to give Portlaoise a seven point lead.Tullow tried hard to get back into the game. When Mikie Daly stripped the ball in a tackle, he ran three-quarters the length of the pitch to score. Cahill converted again, 14-0 to Portlaoise. Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Facebook Twitter GAA Home Sport Rugby Triumph for Portlaoise Rugby club in U-15 in Division 1 final SportRugby RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp GAA By Bronagh Scully – 1st April 2019 last_img read more

South Korean Politicians: Strong Response Needed

first_img South Korean Politicians: Strong Response Needed RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak By Namgung Min – 2010.01.27 4:57pm North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China News SHAREcenter_img News News There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest AvatarNamgung Min South Korean lawmakers have unanimously criticized North Korea’s firing of dozens of rounds from its coastal batteries in the West Sea around Baekryeong Island this morning. A spokesperson for the Grand National Party, Cho Hae Jin said, “It is a violation which is opposed to the spirit of the armistice agreement,” adding, “North Korea ought to know that this provocation and tension-raising is not helpful for them.”Woo Sang Ho, the spokesperson for the Democratic Party, also said in a press briefing, “The Democratic Party expresses its regret at this military provocation, which will damage future inter-Korean dialogue,” asserting, “At this point in time when cooperative exchanges such as Kaesong and Mt. Geumgang tours are about to be resumed, these military activities will not help inter-Korean relations or peace on the Korean Peninsula.” However, he also claimed that the current, confrontational South Korean policy towards the North helped create the current situation. Meanwhile, Park Sun Young, spokesperson for the Liberty Forward Party, emphasized, “Firing towards the northern limit line (NLL) is a clear act of defiance, and the South must respond strongly to it. Strong punishment is the best prescription.” Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Citigroup fined for alleged analyst research violations

It says that the firm failed to disclose the required information because the database it used to identify and create the disclosures was inaccurate and/or incomplete due primarily to technical deficiencies. In addition, Citigroup failed to have reasonable supervisory procedures in place to ensure that the firm was populating its research reports with required disclosures, it notes. In settling the case, the firm neither admitted nor denied the charges, but consented to the entry of FINRA’s findings. Brad Bennett, FINRA executive vice president and chief of enforcement, said, “Citigroup failed to make required conflict of interest disclosures which prevented investors from being aware of potential biases in its research recommendations. Firms need to provide investors with full and accurate information so they will be able to take it into consideration before making an investment decision.” Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. has been fined US$725,000 by U.S. regulators for failing to disclose certain conflicts of interest in its research reports and research analysts’ public appearances. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority announced it sanctioned the firm after it found that Citigroup failed to disclose potential conflicts of interest (namely that it generated investment banking revenue from, made a market in the securities of, or owned securities in covered companies) in certain research reports it published from January 2007 through March 2010. Keywords Analyst research,  Conflicts of interest,  EnforcementCompanies Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Incentive conflicts, regulatory burdens on AMF agenda PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case Related news James Langton Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator read more

Ministry Working to Enhance Customs Facilities – Mr. Shaw

first_imgRelatedMinistry Working to Enhance Customs Facilities – Mr. Shaw Advertisements RelatedMinistry Working to Enhance Customs Facilities – Mr. Shaw FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Audley Shaw, has said that his Ministry is working to make the Customs Department more comfortable for staff, as well as the general public.He said that the Customs House, is already being repaired, noting that beyond the refurbishing of the facilities, efforts would be made to ensure that there was also adequate staffing available. “I want additional customs officers, I want additional people in the valuation branch, I want additional people wherever they are needed so that we can truly put the users of the wharf and Customs first,” Mr. Shaw said.He was speaking at the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce, Customs Tariff and Port Users Committee, 7th Annual Customs Seminar at the Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston recently.He also noted that the Department had to be “cleaned up”, stating the reasons as having to do with revenue protection; the protection of fair competition; national security issues related to illicit imports, especially of firearms, and ammunition and other dangerous weapons, as well as drugs and the transshipment of drugs.In addition, he said trade facilities would have to be enhanced, to improve turn-around time. The current turn around time for import and export in Jamaica, he said, is “somewhere between 20 and 22 days depending on whether you are importing or exporting. The Commissioner of Customs has advised me, that his intention is to, over time, significantly improve that, and by my information, he has already started in earnest on that improvement programme,” Mr. Shaw noted.He pointed out that in other jurisdictions, such as Singapore and Panama, the turn around time for import and export is between two and five days. “It is unacceptable that our turn around time should be between 20 to 22 days,” he pointed out.On another matter, the Finance Minister urged the public to take advantage during the month of October of the tax amnesty programme which he introduced in April, and which ends this month (Oct.). “I know it is difficult. Some persons would like to take advantage, but they are in difficult times,” he said, suggesting that those who “can’t take maximum opportunity of the amnesty, (should) come in and talk to your Inland Revenue Compliance Officer..If you can’t make all the payments on the principal, come in, set out a plan, set out a payment plan. Because after that, I still have the discretion as Minister to waive interest and penalties, based on the goodwill that you demonstrate in coming forward to work out a plan,” he stressed.He reiterated that revenue administration in Jamaica, had to be improved “because we have to bring back to our country, an elevated level of respect for paying taxes,” he pointed out. He noted, however, that since the amnesty, almost 4,000 additional people have been brought into the tax net, “and we want to continue to see that.”The Finance Minister further pointed out that in the last five months of the fiscal year, after October, the next phase of the programme will focus on an aggressive compliance programme, “leaving out no group, no sector, everybody is going to be expected to come into the net and play your part. Once we do that, the more compliance we have and the more people in the tax net, is the more we are going to be in a position to lower the overall rates of taxes, whether it is corporate income tax, personal income tax, or even, perhaps, consumption tax”.He stressed that the more persons pay, then the burden becomes lighter for everyone.Mr. Shaw noted that he was serious about revenue administration and assured that tax reform was being worked on. “By the time of the next fiscal year, we will probably announce a number of major initiatives. We are now working on the consolidation of statutory deductions, to make the process simpler, and I’m hoping shortly, to bring the proposals to Cabinet. But this year, I am working on administrative reform and operational reforms to improve the system,” he noted.He noted that there were teams in Jamaica, from the International Monetary Fund, reviewing proposals for the administrative reform of tax administration, as well as representatives from the Treasury Department, the Customs Department, and the Internal Revenue Service Department of the United States. We have had an excellent round of meetings, where they have gone into all of our departments, they are preparing a report now where we will begin to do some adjustments on the basis of just the indicative information that they have seen already, and to cross-fertilise it with their own knowledge and experience,” Mr. Shaw informed.The Minister said the intention is to make it easier to pay taxes, “it is to see how we can cut down on the long lines in the tax offices..we really don’t want paying taxes to be a burden on the people of Jamaica. So beyond the points they have already shown us, we have also asked for technical assistance, where they will send other experts on a periodic basis to assist us in making our programme much more efficient.”center_img RelatedMinistry Working to Enhance Customs Facilities – Mr. Shaw Ministry Working to Enhance Customs Facilities – Mr. Shaw UncategorizedOctober 9, 2008last_img read more

Shaw moves to Improve Fiscal Responsibility in the Public Service

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedShaw moves to Improve Fiscal Responsibility in the Public Service RelatedShaw moves to Improve Fiscal Responsibility in the Public Service RelatedShaw moves to Improve Fiscal Responsibility in the Public Servicecenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw, has announced his intention to bring to Parliament, two pieces of legislation, which will provide for greater fiscal responsibility within the public service.The legislation, which will be tabled in Parliament on February 2, are amendments to the Financial Administration and Audit (FAA) Act and the Public Bodies Management and Accountability Act.“The FAA Act is going to be amended to ensure that we establish a fiscal responsibility framework,” the Minister informed in the House of Representatives on January 26.The proposed changes, he explained, seek to correct shortcomings identified in the existing fiscal policy and administrative systems relating in particular to the control of expenditure, reporting of financial performance, accountability, transparency and the oversight of macroeconomic fiscal policies and programmes.The amendments will impose a duty on the Minister of Finance to table in Parliament each year, a fiscal policy paper, a fiscal responsibility statement and a fiscal management strategy. It will also require the Auditor General to review the fiscal policy paper and report to Parliament thereon and authorise the Minister of Finance to withdraw, suspend or impose conditions on any expenditure authorised under a warrant, if the exigencies of the financial situation warrant it.The Public Bodies Management and Accountability Act, in the meantime, will seek to make public bodies more accountable to Parliament by, among other things, prohibiting them from entering into negotiations to borrow money, by way of bonds, without the prior approval of the Minister.It will also require that corporate plans and modifications of these are presented to the Minister in charge for his endorsement and for it to be laid before both Houses of Parliament for approval. The amended Act will also require that the estimates of expenditure for each public body and a summary of their corporate plan be laid before the House before the end of each financial year.“These represents material commitment to fiscal responsibility and they are going to be honoured,” Mr. Shaw stated. Shaw moves to Improve Fiscal Responsibility in the Public Service Finance & Public ServiceJanuary 28, 2010last_img read more

Commission on Aging offers opportunities to advocate for older citizens and more livable communities

first_imgCommission on Aging offers opportunities to advocate for older citizens and more livable communitiesPosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Tuesday, February 25, 2020in: Community Newsshare 0 Residents living anywhere in Clark County may apply VANCOUVER — Clark County is seeking applicants for three positions on its Commission on Aging. The commission manages and implements the county’s Aging Readiness Plan and fosters countywide awareness, dialogue and insight into challenges and opportunities for residents of all ages, incomes and abilities.The terms would be three-years beginning June 1, 2020 and continuing through May 31, 2023. Residents living anywhere in Clark County may apply.The county is looking for people with an interest in issues and advocacy for older adults related to: housing; transportation/mobility; supportive services; healthy communities; and community engagement, which are the five elements of the Aging Readiness Plan. The county also is looking for people who can bring ethnic, cultural, social, and geographic diversity to the group.The commission will focus on community engagement and advocacy in 2020. The commission’s goal is to hold joint meetings with all the cities and town in the county to present their 2019 findings and recommendations on healthy communities; initiate a dialogue with city councilors on issues or successes related to older adults and livability; and to hear from community members on their concerns and questions regarding aging in Clark County.The nine-member commission typically meets monthly. This year the meeting dates will not occur on the same day of the month because of dates of city council meetings. Additional meetings, such as committee work may require an extra 10 hours per month.Applicants should submit a résumé and letter of interest to Michelle Pfenning, County Manager’s Office, at [email protected] Applications also may be mailed to P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-5000.Submission deadline is 5 p.m. Fri., April 3, 2020.The Aging Readiness Plan covers access to housing, transportation, a variety of lifestyles, support services and civic or social engagement. For more on the plan and commission, see www.clark.wa.gov/aging.Information provided by Clark Co. WA Communications.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark Countyshare 0 Previous : Clark County TODAY • Episode 20 • February 25, 2020 Next : Area lawmakers co-sponsor House Republican tax relief planAdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Nominations sought for CU Involvement Awards

first_img Published: March 7, 2018 Recognize a student, student organization, staff or faculty member exemplifying leadership and passion across the Boulder community by nominating them for a CU Involvement Award. Each year CU GOLD, the Center for Student Involvement and the Colorado Creed join together to recognize leadership and engagement across campus with the involvement award. Winners will be recognized during an award event from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in the Glenn Miller Ballroom.Categories:NominationsDeadlines & AnnouncementsCampus Community Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Scene at CU: Goat yoga with The Rec and more

first_img Published: April 13, 2018 Did we see you around in recent days? The week in photos and video brought glimpses of open studios with CU Boulder art students, highlights from this year’s Conference on World Affairs and goat yoga with The Rec.Scene at CU is a weekly series, a look back at happenings and stories among the campus community, captured in visuals. See, watch and take in the moments. You might catch a glimpse of a thrilling event, a grand celebration, the culmination of an achievement, a subtle beauty among our surroundings, the flux of seasons, a quiet observance, a community connection and more.Goat yoga with The RecOn Tuesday, campus community members hit the yoga mats with baby goats, an event intended to connect participants with nature and their own inner kid. Conference on World Affairs highlightsFrom a live piano performance under imagery of the Aurora Borealis at Fiske Planetarium to talks with a variety of high-profile guests, this year’s Conference on World Affairs did not disappoint.  Open studios with CU art studentsFor one night only, students in the Department of Art and Art History opened their studios to the public at the Visual Arts Complex. Admitted Student DayLast week nearly 2,000 students and their families attended Admitted Student Day to explore everything CU Boulder has to offer. They toured the campus and residence halls, listened to sample lectures, learned more about their majors and more! This fun-filled day helps admitted students decide if they are #BoulderBound.center_img Categories:Scene at CUGetting InvolvedCampus Community Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

ACT Accelerator faces $35 billion current financing gap: WHO DG

first_img ACT AcceleratorCOVID-19United Nations General AssemblyWHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Read Article MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Urges countries to focus on four essential priorities to curb COVID-19In a recent press briefing, the WHO and partners published a detailed strategic plan and investment case for the urgent scale-up phase of the ACT Accelerator, building on the success of the start-up phase.WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus also revealed that the current financing gap for the ACT Accelerator stands at $35 billion, of which $15 billion is needed immediately to to fund research and development, scale up manufacturing, secure procurement and strengthen delivery systems that have been developed.World leaders are to meet virtually for a high-level side event during the upcoming United Nations General Assembly to discuss the work of the ACT Accelerator, and to call for the financial commitments to realise its promise.Commenting on the approaching flu season in the northern hemisphere, and with cases and hospitalisations due to the COVID-19 pandemic increasing, the WHO DG said many countries find themselves struggling to strike the right balance between protecting public health, protecting personal liberty and protecting their economies.He therefore urged countries to focus on four essential priorities to curb COVID-19: prevent amplifying events; protect the vulnerable; educate, empower and enable communities to protect themselves and others, using every tool at their disposal; and get the basics right: find, isolate, test and care for cases, and trace and quarantine their contacts.The WHO DG expressed the hope that by the end of next year, the ACT Accelerator aims to deliver 2 billion doses of vaccine; 245 million courses of treatment; and 500 million diagnostic tests to low- and middle-income countries.Mentioning that the number of countries joining the COVAX facility grows every day, he revealed that so far, 67 high-income countries have formally joined and another 34 are expected to sign, joining 92 lower-income countries who are eligible for financial support through.While admitting that $35 billion is a lot of money, the WHO DG said that in the context of arresting a global pandemic and supporting the global economic recovery, it’s a bargain. “To put it in perspective, $35 billion is less than 1 per cent of what G20 governments have already committed to domestic economic stimulus packages. Or to put it another way, it’s roughly equivalent to what the world spends on cigarettes every two weeks.”World leaders are to meet virtually for a high-level side event during the upcoming United Nations General Assembly to discuss the work of the ACT Accelerator, and to call for the financial commitments to realise its promise. Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Related Posts Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” COVID-19 Updates News Share Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha By EH News Bureau on September 26, 2020 ACT Accelerator faces $35 billion current financing gap: WHO DG Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Comments (0) Add Commentlast_img read more

Telenor Euro head talks up need for continued 4G development

first_img Author Home Telenor Euro head talks up need for continued 4G development AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 08 DEC 2014 Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more Telkomsel turns on 5G in major cities Related Nokia scores Philippines 5G deal with Dito Steve Costello center_img Mobile Mix: Buzzing for Barcelona 5GM360 2014 Europe NewsTelenor LIVE FROM GSMA MOBILE 360-EUROPE, BRUSSELS: Kjell-Morten Johnsen (pictured), head of Europe for Telenor Group, said that the industry should not lose focus on the continued development of 4G networks amid the hype surrounding 5G, stating that “very often success stands on the shoulders of previous success”.This is “so we are building the fundamentals now, and not relying on getting something right in four or five or six years. It’s important to do it, but let’s work with what we have, the challenges here, today,” he said.His comments were echoed by Anne Bouverot, director general of the GSMA.“To make 5G successful, we have to be great at 4G. I think we cannot just say ‘forget 4G, we were late, let’s move to 5G’. It doesn’t work like that: we have to do the job, we are on track to do it, we have to do it,” she said.Speaking in a session titled Infrastructure Driving Growth in Europe, the Telenor executive also talked about network sharing and consolidation, in the wake of Telenor’s recent deal with TeliaSonera for the Danish market.Johnsen described the decision to work with TeliaSonera as “Nordic pragmatism”, with a joint statement from the companies last week arguing that operators faced “continued pressure on revenue and profitability, limiting the room for investments and innovation”.“If you look at some of the European countries, they are very small, to sustain three or indeed four networks is a complete waste of society’s resources,” he said. “Network sharing is something we need to be positive to.”Telenor is also involved in network sharing ventures in Sweden, working with Tele2 (2G and 4G) and 3 (3G). “We did the same in Sweden, because the burden of building the network was too big for individual companies,” Johnsen said. Previous ArticleTI, Belgacom chiefs back OTT collaboration on privacyNext ArticleVideo Feature: Mobile 360 Europe highlights Asia Tags last_img read more