Ireland will receive tens of billions in loan deal

first_img Share IRELAND is likely to take a loan worth tens of billions of euros from the International Monetary Fund and European partners to prop up its banking system, the troubled country’s banking chief said yesterday in the first official confirmation that a bailout is imminent. Central bank governor Patrick Honohan said “we are talking about a very substantial loan for sure – tens of billions, yes,” when asked about the rescue package. “The intention is and the expectation is, on their part and personally on my part, that negotiations or discussions will be effective and a loan will be made available and drawn down as necessary,” he added. Experts from the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the IMF met at the Irish central bank yesterday to discuss the possible rescue package, with discussions set to continue into next week.Finance minister Brian Lenihan said in parliament that the embattled government had not formally asked for a loan, and the amount needed was currently unknown. Estimates yesterday ranged from €80bn (£68bn) to €110bn. “The banks themselves can’t put a figure on the residential debt, and the figure has been going up and up over the last two years,” WorldSpreads chief executive Conor Foley told City A.M. last night. “Based on our estimates of the banks’ debts, the amount needed won’t be less than €80bn.”The government would not be coerced into altering its 12.5 per cent corporate tax rate as part of a bailout deal, Ireland’s deputy Prime Minister Mary Coughlan said yesterday.French and German officials are thought to be pressing Ireland to raise the attractive rate, but Coughlan told the Irish parliament: “It’s non-negotiable.” Lenihan said on Wednesday the country’s tax policy was protected under the EU’s Lisbon Treaty. Irish employers’ group IBEC backed the government’s firm stance. “Any change in the corporate tax regime would be counterproductive to the collective efforts to reduce the budget deficit,” said director general Danny McCoy. “Ireland is a small, open trading economy and the recovery will come from enterprise. It is vital that the ability of Ireland’s enterprise sector to drive growth and recovery is not undermined in any way.”David Cameron said he has not ruled out a direct UK contribution to Ireland’s coffers, telling a House of Commons committee yesterday that Ireland is “a close neighbour, a good friend, a country that we have very close political and economic relations with?.?.?.?Our banks are very connected to the Irish banks. We have an interest in not just the Eurozone being a success, we have an interest in Ireland being a success.”After 10 days of losses, European stock and bond markets and the euro rebounded yesterday on expectations Ireland would become the second Eurozone country after Greece to receive a bailout.Ireland’s cost of borrowing, which is close to an 11-year high, fell as worries of a sovereign default eased. Yields on 10-year gilts dropped from 8.3 per cent to 8.1 per cent yesterday. 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Don’t waste the stock market crash! I’ve just invested £1k in the FTSE 100

first_img Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Harvey Jones The stock market crash has knocked 7.5% off the FTSE 100 this morning, and it now trades just below 5,000.So how did I respond to the increasingly dire-looking situation? I put my money where my mouth is, and did what I’ve been suggesting readers consider doing. I bought shares. In this instance, investing £1k in a FTSE tracker.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…If you don’t take advantage of moments like these, you may regret it one day. It isn’t easy going against the crowd though, especially when they’re stampeding for the exits. I reckon this stock market crash has further to run, so why did I act today?Every investor has to accept that they’ll never call the exact bottom of the market. Anybody who does will have to put it down to luck rather than judgement. Markets are impossible to time, given all the variables and uncertainties.Stock market crash is also an opportunityYet I took a chance because 7.5% in a day is an almighty drop. It seems to have been driven by the US Federal Reserve’s move to slash interest rates to zero. Investors were worried that the Fed knew something they didn’t.They also know the impact will be limited, as the recession will happen due to a collapse in demand as countries close and people self isolate. A drop in mortgage rates is hardly going to persuade shoppers to go on a spending spree, given current uncertainties.Once markets have digested the news, they may calm down a little. Some kind of relief rally is likely. I won’t buy into that.There are so many attractive blue-chip companies on the market trading at fire-sale prices. I’ve been waiting for a moment like this, ever since the FTSE 100 and other global indices soared in the wake of the financial crisis.I took advantage of that stock market crash too, but wished I’d been bolder. I don’t want to kick myself this time.The FTSE 100 will remain volatileIf you’re buying individual companies for your Stocks and Shares ISA, look for those with strong balance sheets, healthy cash flows, loyal customers and minimal debt. I took the tracker route this time. Next time I’ll probably target individual stocks.I’m aware that in a few days I might look silly. This stock market crash could have a lot further to run, and my £1k could be worth a fair bit less.If that happens, I’ve a cunning plan. I will invest another £1k and pick up more shares at the new reduced prices. If the FTSE 100 dips even further, then in I go. There’ll be more buying opportunities.I plan to leave the money invested for 15 to 20 years at least, by which time I hope the coronavirus is just a nasty memory. And the opportunity to buy the FTSE 100 at below 5,000 looks like the investment of a lifetime. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Harvey Jones | Monday, 16th March, 2020 | More on: ^FTSE Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Don’t waste the stock market crash! I’ve just invested £1k in the FTSE 100 Image source: Getty Images. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.last_img read more

Church of England wins first battle against ExxonMobil on climate…

first_imgChurch of England wins first battle against ExxonMobil on climate change By Gavin DrakePosted Mar 28, 2016 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Anglican Communion, Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Knoxville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Martinsville, VA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Tags Environment & Climate Change Rector Collierville, TN Press Release Service Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Washington, DC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Comments (1) Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Shreveport, LA Comments are closed. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Belleville, IL Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Press Release Featured Events Rex Burr says: Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Advocacy Peace & Justice, In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Job Listing New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Music Morristown, NJ [Anglican Communion News Service] Shareholders in ExxonMobil will be allowed to vote on a climate change resolution brought by the Church of England and other significant institutional investors, after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) blocked an attempt by the oil giant to leave the motion off the agenda of May’s annual meeting of shareholders.The consortium wants the company to “disclose the resilience of its business model in the wake of the Paris Agreement on climate change.” It prepared a motion for the company’s annual shareholders meeting which, if passed, would force the oil company to be more transparent on its efforts to shift to a low-carbon economy.Similar motions prepared by the Church Commissioners and other church investors were supported by Shell and BP last year. But ExxonMobil took a different line and sought permission from the SEC to exclude the motion from the agenda for May’s annual meeting.The Church Commissioners’ actions are part on an increasingly hands-on approach to engagement with the companies it invests in. The ExxonMobil resolution was presented by a consortium of investors which, in addition to the Church Commissioners, includes the New York State Common Retirement Fund, the Vermont State Employees’ Retirement System, the University of California Retirement Plan and The Brainerd Foundation. Together, the group represents nearly US$300 billion (approximately £211 Billion GBP) of assets – US$1 billion (approximately £703 million GBP) of them in ExxonMobil shares.ExxonMobil challenged the motion on the basis that the wording was too vague and that it already provided information about energy and carbon for its shareholders. But SEC lawyer Justin Kisner has rejected the company’s appeal, saying: “We are unable to conclude that the proposal is so inherently vague or indefinite that neither the shareholders voting on the proposal, nor the company in implementing the proposal, would be able to determine with any reasonable certainty exactly what actions or measures the proposal requires.”He added: “It does not appear that ExxonMobil’s public disclosures compare favourably with the guidelines of the proposal.”Responding to the decision, the Church of England’s head of responsible investment, Edward Mason, said: “We are delighted that shareholders will have the opportunity to confirm that they would like ongoing assurance from ExxonMobil that the company is positioning itself for the transition to a low carbon economy.”And the New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, who is heading the move on behalf of the consortium, said: “This is a major victory for investors who are working to address the risks that global warming presents to our portfolios.“The Securities and Exchange Commission’s determination upholds shareholders’ rights to ask for vital information. Investors need to know if ExxonMobil is taking necessary steps to prepare for a lower carbon future, particularly now in the wake of the Paris agreement. We look forward to presenting our proposal to fellow shareholders at ExxonMobil’s annual meeting.”The investors consortium continues to face an uphill battle to get the motion approved. The Reuters news agency reports that no climate change-related proposal has ever been approved by ExxonMobil’s shareholders; and that last year they rejected – by 79 per cent – a request that they appoint a climate expert to the company’s board. Rector Tampa, FL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA April 20, 2016 at 5:10 am God hasn’t provide the means of storing intermittent energy that would be necessary for extensive dependence upon sun and wind.God however has provided mankind with a vast supply of easy to use energy, in the form of coal, oil and gas, to enhance life on Earth.Yet the Church Of England wants us to reject that provision.And, wonderfully, use of the energy resources provided increases the availability of plant food in the atmosphere to increase food supplies.We also have nuclear fission and will have nuclear fusion in the longer term.There is no evidence that the small increase in the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is having any serious deleterious effect on life on earth, or ever will have.If there were such evidence it would be broadcast widely and we would all be convinced.All we have is attacks on those who do not share their naive mindset. Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit an Event Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector Columbus, GAlast_img read more

Australia’s Women claim historic Gold Medal at the Rio Olympics

first_imgTuesday Aug 9, 2016 Australia’s Women claim historic Gold Medal at the Rio Olympics The Australian Women’s 7s team have made history by becoming the first team to win Olympic Gold in Rugby 7s, after beating New Zealand 24-17 in the final in Rio last night. New Zealand, whose star player Portia Woodman had an awful time, took Silver while Canada, who were outstanding against Great Britain, deservedly got Bronze.It’s the first time that medals have been awarded for rugby in 92 years, since the USA won rugby Gold in fifteens in 1924. Rugby’s profile, and particularly the Women’s game, took massive strides forward as we witnessed an entertaining final day with some thrilling play, and intense physicality.The top two teams in the world made the final and after New Zealand started well, Australia bounced back, with the likes of Charlotte Caslick leading the way with some superb play.The Silver medalists scored consolation tries but it was all Australia, storming to Gold after at one stage leading by a thoroughly convincing 24-5.It was an emotional finish for the New Zealand team, who acknowledged their supporters with a tearful Haka after the game.“I’ve dreamed of this moment for a very long time,” said New Zealand captain Sarah Goss.“I’ve always wanted to represent New Zealand at an Olympic Games and to do it at rugby sevens was a goal of mine. Just to be out there playing and advocating women’s rugby is very special to me and I can’t wait to see how far it grows going into Tokyo (in 2020).”Australian co-captain Shannon Parry meanwhile was still taking it all in.“When I started the game women’s rugby in Australia wasn’t very big and it was very much a minority sport. To think eight years down the track I’m now an Olympian, I play rugby as a full-time job.“I just think how far the game has gone but also I look to the future and think what are the future opportunities that I’ll have?”The ladies spoke at a function following the match, still on cloud nine with they’ve achieved.As rugby sevens continues to grow due to it’s fast paced action and incredible skill, the likes of actor Matthew McConaughey, known to be a huge sports fan, are taking notice.He was there to watch the games, and also met with some of the players.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Sevens Related Articles 66 WEEKS AGO Part three of the award winning USA 7s documentary… 107 WEEKS AGO Table topping Fiji fly past Australia to… 114 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Touching jersey ceremony for young… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

House in Iporanga / Nitsche

first_imgArchDaily CopyHouses•Guarujá, Brazil Save this picture!© Nelson Kon+ 17 Share “COPY” Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/228191/house-in-iporanga-nitsche-arquitetos-associados Clipboard House in Iporanga / NitscheSave this projectSaveHouse in Iporanga / Nitsche Area:  554 m² Photographs Photographs:  Nelson KonText description provided by the architects. Iporanga House is located in Iporanga a condominium for summer houses on Sao Paulo’s coast, approximately 120km east form the capital. This condo is inside a very well preserved and protected area of the original Atlantic Rainforest. The exuberance of this native forest has taken the client to demand a house that occupied the minimum as possible of the ground (lot) surface. But at the same time he wanted it to be large and comfortable, and asked for 5 suites, one for the couple, one for each of his 3 suns and one for guests, which demanded not less the 400m2 to be built. Save this picture!© Nelson KonSo we decided to split the program in 3 levels: a suspended volume, wood structured for the 5 suites, so they would be on the trees´ crown/top; a plan, the concrete slab elevated from the ground to support all of the program social activities, living, dinning room the kitchen and the swimming pool; and underneath it, on ground level there is a small enclosed area for services. A small accommodation for a house keeper couple, a laundry and a deposit. Save this picture!© Nelson KonThe wood frame volume is the “private” part of the house, therefore on the street side it is enclosed by opaque boards (made of wood and covered on both faces with a cement slad), glass panels along with a nylon curtain, and on the forest side, aluminum sliding doors opening the rooms to a common veranda. Save this picture!This volume creates a shadow on the slab, and we used that shadow for the social area. This “middle” floor is almost an open space, protected on all sides by transparent temperate glass sliding panels, so the forest can be seen at all times. The intention was to minimize the difference between inner and outside space, making it work all as one integration area. Save this picture!© Nelson KonThe structural concept of the house was inspired by small brook bridges typical from this litoraneal area. Rising from the foundation in humid soil, concrete columns support the Steel beans which support the wood frame. We tried to make the construction an assembling of parts more than an in loco process, concerning less waste at the building site, more agility and propper use of industrialized materials.Save this picture!© Nelson KonProject gallerySee allShow lessLACMA Distinguished Architects Lecture Series: Jeanne GangArticlesLausanne Planetarium Proposal / Studio DMTWArticles Sharecenter_img “COPY” Houses Brazil House in Iporanga / Nitsche ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/228191/house-in-iporanga-nitsche-arquitetos-associados Clipboard Architects: Nitsche Arquitetos Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeNitsche Arquitetos AssociadosOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGuarujáHousesBrazilPublished on April 21, 2012Cite: “House in Iporanga / Nitsche ” 21 Apr 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceLightsVibiaLamps – NorthCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight, DZNE GermanyHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH ArtichokeTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – TexturasAcousticMetawellAluminum Panels – Acoustic SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightWall Grazer Concealed LightsDoorsBuster and PunchDoor Hardware – Pull BarMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?House in Iporanga / Nitsche是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Zero tolerance for the media : an enquiry into the murder of journalist Brignol Lindor

first_imgNews HaïtiAmericas Reporters Without Borders and Damocles Network deplored in a report the failure of the authorities in Haiti to arrest those responsible for last year’s brutal murder of journalist Brignol Lindor (photo) and said the government of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide appeared to be covering up for the killers. to go further HaïtiAmericas June 11, 2019 Find out more Violence against the press in Haiti: RSF and CPJ write to Minister of Justice Organisation Another journalist murdered in Haiti Journalist shot dead amid anti-government protests in Haiti October 11, 2019 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today deplored the failure of the authorities in Haiti to arrest those responsible for last year’s brutal murder of journalist Brignol Lindor (photo cr. HPN) and said the government of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide appeared to be covering up for the killers.It called on Aristide to “explicitly condemn all public lynchings” and urged the European Union and the US Congress to impose sanctions on four Haitian officials, including Aristide, who it said were responsible for obstructing the murder enquiry. The call came in a report by a two-member investigation team from Reporters Without Borders and its sister organisation the Damocles Network which recently went to Haiti to look into the murder of Lindor, news editor of a radio station Echo 2000. He was beaten to death on 3 December last year near the southwestern town of Petit-Goâve by supporters of Aristide’s Fanmi Lavalas party, encouraged by local officials.The report said neither the killers nor the instigators of the crime had been picked up and that the local investigation of the murder was seriously hampered by the chronic lack of police and legal resources in Haiti.It said the investigating judge and the police had not made any enquiries at the scene of the killing, that arrest warrants for suspects had not been carried out even though these people were freely moving around in public, and that the judge had taken evidence from very few witnesses during his enquiry. The report said these serious failings recalled similar ones in the currently-stalled investigation of the April 2000 killing of Haitian radio journalist Jean Dominique, where a cover-up is also suspected. This suspicion in the Lindor case was strengthened by President Aristide’s failure to clearly condemn public killings done in pursuit of his call for “zero tolerance” of crime.Apart from the serious attack on press freedom that Lindor’s murder represented, the report said, what was shown up was the whole policy of “zero tolerance” and the legitimisation of summary executions carried out by the population or para-legal groups.The two organisations made various recommendations for action to the legal authorities, police and prison officials, and called on Aristide to “explicitly condemn all public lynchings and to state clearly that his policy of ‘zero tolerance’ is strictly subject to the limits of the law.”It urged the European Union and the US Congress to take individual sanctions against the four named officials, who it said were by their “action or inaction” obstructing the enquiry into the murder. The sanctions included refusal of entry and transit visas for them and their families, as well as the freezing of any bank accounts they had abroad.The four officials were President Aristide, prime minister Yvon Neptune, justice minister Jean-Baptiste Brown and the head of the national police investigations department, Jeannot François.See the full report News November 14, 2019 Find out more Follow the news on Haïti News Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts News RSF_en September 10, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Zero tolerance for the media : an enquiry into the murder of journalist Brignol Lindorlast_img read more

Riverfest bonanza worth €5.5m to Limerick

first_img#HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Gemma Pratt and Kayla Katilius, staff at Smyths Bar, celebrate the 10th annual Riverfest, May 2-5   Photo: Alan PlaceLIMERICK will host Ireland’s biggest May bank holiday family festival with the city braced cheerfully for 50,000 visitors for  the tenth annual Riverfest, May 2 to 5.“Foodies, fun seekers and fun runners” will all be catered for as the four-day event is set to be our largest ever, chiming with National City of Culture expectations.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Entries are up 25 per cent for the Coors Light BBQ Competition centrepiece, international again. Teams are flying in from North America to compete and chef Clodagh McKenna will co-judge as well as give a BBQ demonstration herself.New sponsors such as Musgrave MarketPlace aid this expansion.Riverfest media launch was held this Tuesday at Smyths Bar at the Market Quarter, key hub to activity, led by Fran O’Donnell of Futureama Productions  for Limerick Marketing Company, represented by Eoghan Prendergast.Bluegrass and barbecue set the theme.The festival is injecting an estimated €5.5million into the local economy utilising comedy, competitions, gospel choirs and the Cook Off to magnetise bednights. Favourite pillars such as Barrington’s Hospital Great Limerick Run and the Continental Fair of artisan producers  are key, as well as Fashion Friday, the  outdoor show enlivened by the sway of Savoy Jazz Swingtett on Thomas Street later.Alliance Francaise’s Tres Courts International Film Festival will be located in Limerick (69 O’Connell Street) for the first time also for the May weekend. Greyhound and curragh racing respond to sporting interests.Riverfest Fireworks Spectacular goes bang on  Saturday 3, following on from  Limerick Craft Fair and Soap Box Derby. Fidget Feet is a new event, an aerial performance of a boat lifted 50 feet over the river and rowed through they sky; an aerialist mermaid will trail glamour.Monday 5 fills out with The Bartender’s Run, “the most fun I’ve ever had with three glasses of water!” reported Fran O’Donnell, and worthy of support chasing through the town.Limerick City Challenge sees teams of two race around to complete a variety of dares, culminating in “an enigmatic final challenge on the boardwalk at Howley’s Quay, a sort of treasure hunt with The Cube”. Agri-aid agency Bóthar’s Rwandan creamery project will benefit.Kieran Lehane of Limerick Local Authorities, stakeholder with Paddie O’Kelly of Limerick City Challenge at the Smyths Bar launch Photo: Alan Place Previous articleLimerick Minister challenged to a duelNext articleLimerick campaign for Corbally community centre Rose Rushehttp://www.limerickpost.ieCommercial Features and Arts Editor at Limerick Post No vaccines in Limerick yet Fun for families will be enhanced  by a novel Kids’ Zone at the top of Thomas Street on Saturday 3. Children can look forward also to a mobile planetarium, Mad Hatters street theatre and music by Torann Drummers, Abbesque and Garth Brooks Roadshow cowboys.Arthur’s Quay rings out with Irish traditional sounds by Sharon Shannon and her guests. These number Limerick’s Johnny Fean of Horslips fame with his Fean & Travers duet with Steve Travers and the all-girl celtic Liadan playing out the weekend from 2pm to 6pm.For grown ups, bar exemptions and live music in venues from Smyths to Dolan’s, by bands such as glamrockers Alvin Purple Experience, keep the party live.Mayor Kathleen Leddin congratulated all stakeholders, noting the city was justifiably proud of what has been achieved. The local business perspective is especially appreciative with Ivan Tuohy of Limerick Hotels Association pointing out, “We have seen it grow over the years from just a Saturday night stay to Friday and Sunday,” Email Advertisement WhatsApp Linkedin TAGSfeaturedMusic LimerickRiverfest Twitter Facebook Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Print Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday NewsLocal NewsRiverfest bonanza worth €5.5m to LimerickBy Rose Rushe – April 17, 2014 1186 Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Donegal based Garda battles to quash findings from Disclosures Tribunal

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Facebook Facebook Google+ A case is due to be heard today involving Garda Keith Harrison seeking to quash findings made against him in reports from the Disclosures Tribunal last year.The Donegal-based garda alleged in the past that harassment of him and his family had been directed by senior garda management, and had fought for his case’s inclusion in the terms of reference of the Disclosures Tribunal.The tribunal was set up in 2017 to examine claims of an alleged smear campaign against Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe and also Harrison’s claims.Harrison brought the High Court action last November on the grounds of an alleged prior professional involvement between the tribunal Charleton and a witness before the tribunal Chief Superintendent Terry McGinn.The alleged prior engagement related to when McGinn was the Garda liaison to the Morris Tribunal, which considered allegations about gardaí in Donegal, in 2002-05, when Charleton was that tribunal’s Senior Counsel.In light of the alleged prior involvement, solicitors for Garda Harrison wrote to the tribunal seeking to have the reports about their client set aside.In his action, Garda Harrison seeks an order from the High Court quashing findings made in the Tribunal’s second interim report and the findings of the third interim report in so far as it relates to him.He also seeks orders prohibiting the further publication of the second interim report and the parts of the third interim report that relate to him, and that the Judge is precluded from dealing with any other matters relating to Garda Harrison and the Tribunal.He further seeks a declaration that the judge has acted in breach of the his rights to natural and constitutional justice and under Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights.Permission to bring the action was granted, on an ex parte basis, by Mr Justice Seamus Noonan back in November.The case is due for a hearing in the High Court today. WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Community Enhancement Programme open for applications WhatsApp Donegal based Garda battles to quash findings from Disclosures Tribunal News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img Previous articleFine Gael look set to take two seats in Midlands-NorthwestNext articleOllie Horgan annoyed with inconsistencies News Highland Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Google+ Twitter By News Highland – May 28, 2019 Twitterlast_img read more

Authorities issue citywide curfew after police shoot Black man in Wisconsin

first_imgkali9/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(KENOSHA, Wis.) — Authorities issued a curfew in Kenosha, Wisconsin, as angry crowds gathered in protest after a Black man was shot and seriously wounded by police Sunday evening.The shooting occurred just after 5 p.m. local time when officers from the Kenosha Police Department responded to a reported domestic incident on 40th Street near the intersection with 28th Avenue. The officers provided “immediate” medical aid to the individual who was shot. The person was then flown about 45 miles to Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa, just west of Milwaukee. The individual was listed in serious condition at the time, according to a press release from the Kenosha Police Department.Police did not identify the wounded individual nor elaborate on what led to the shooting.Cellphone video allegedly taken by a bystander has been circulating on social media since the incident and has been viewed thousands of times. The video appears to show three officers with their weapons drawn following a Black man as he walks from the back of a vehicle to the driver’s side. As the man enters the driver’s side of the car, one officer, who is hanging onto the man’s shirt, opens fire. Shouting and several gunshots can be heard in the video.The Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), which is investigating the shooting, said all of the officers involved in the incident have been placed on administrative leave.“All involved law enforcement are fully cooperating with DCI during this investigation,” the agency said in a press release. “DCI is continuing to review evidence and determine the facts of this incident and will turn over investigative reports to a prosecutor following a complete and thorough investigation.”Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has identified the wounded individual as Jacob Blake.“Tonight, Jacob Blake was shot in the back multiple times, in broad daylight, in Kenosha, Wisconsin,” Evers wrote in a Facebook post late Sunday. “While we do not have all of the details yet, what we know for certain is that he is not the first Black man or person to have been shot or injured or mercilessly killed at the hands of individuals in law enforcement in our state or our country.”Milwaukee ABC affiliate WISN spoke to Blake’s fiancé, Laquisha Booker, who said two of their kids were sitting in the back of the car when he was shot by police. She claimed the officers threatened to shoot her as well.Booker told WISN she never called police and wasn’t sure why they were there. She said her fiancé wasn’t armed and didn’t own any guns or weapons.“It doesn’t make sense to treat someone like that,” Booker told WISN.A large crowd of protesters amassed at the scene after the shooting, prompting local authorities to impose the citywide curfew. Officers were seen using tear gas on protesters who had gathered outside the Kenosha Police Department.Police said they have received “numerous” calls overnight about armed robberies and shots fired in the city.Authorities later announced the Kenosha County Courthouse and administration building will be closed Monday due to “damage sustained during last night’s civil unrest.”Renowned civil rights attorney Ben Crump said he has been retained by Blake’s family and that the man is in stable condition. Crump claimed that Blake was helping to deescalate a domestic incident when police drew their weapons and Tasered him. As Blake was walking away to check on his kids, the officers fired their weapons several times into his back at point blank range, according to Crump.“We all watched the horrific video of Jacob Blake being shot in the back several times by Kenosha police. Even worse, his three sons witnessed their father collapse after being riddled with bullets,” Crump said in a statement Monday. “Their irresponsible, reckless, and inhumane actions nearly cost the life of a man who was simply trying to do the right thing by intervening in a domestic incident. It’s a miracle he’s still alive.”“We will seek justice for Jacob Blake and for his family as we demand answers from the Kenosha Police Department,” he added. “How many more of these tragic ‘while Black’ tragedies will it take until the racial profiling and undervaluing of Black lives by the police finally stops?”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Evidence of marine ice-cliff instability in Pine Island Bay from iceberg-keel plough marks

first_imgMarine ice-cliff instability (MICI) processes could accelerate future retreat of the Antarctic Ice Sheet if ice shelves that buttress grounding lines more than 800 metres below sea level are lost1, 2. The present-day grounding zones of the Pine Island and Thwaites glaciers in West Antarctica need to retreat only short distances before they reach extensive retrograde slopes3, 4. When grounding zones of glaciers retreat onto such slopes, theoretical considerations and modelling results indicate that the retreat becomes unstable (marine ice-sheet instability) and thus accelerates5. It is thought1, 2 that MICI is triggered when this retreat produces ice cliffs above the water line with heights approaching about 90 metres. However, observational evidence confirming the action of MICI has not previously been reported. Here we present observational evidence that rapid deglacial ice-sheet retreat into Pine Island Bay proceeded in a similar manner to that simulated in a recent modelling study1, driven by MICI. Iceberg-keel plough marks on the sea-floor provide geological evidence of past and present iceberg morphology, keel depth6 and drift direction7. From the planform shape and cross-sectional morphologies of iceberg-keel plough marks, we find that iceberg calving during the most recent deglaciation was not characterized by small numbers of large, tabular icebergs as is observed today8, 9, which would produce wide, flat-based plough marks10 or toothcomb-like multi-keeled plough marks11, 12. Instead, it was characterized by large numbers of smaller icebergs with V-shaped keels. Geological evidence of the form and water-depth distribution of the plough marks indicates calving-margin thicknesses equivalent to the threshold that is predicted to trigger ice-cliff structural collapse as a result of MICI13. We infer rapid and sustained ice-sheet retreat driven by MICI, commencing around 12,300 years ago and terminating before about 11,200 years ago, which produced large numbers of icebergs smaller than the typical tabular icebergs produced today. Our findings demonstrate the effective operation of MICI in the past, and highlight its potential contribution to accelerated future retreat of the Antarctic Ice Sheet.last_img read more