Bailout ends but no real change in austerity – Minister

first_imgNews Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Google+ Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic The Minister for Finance says Ireland will still have to impose tough austerity measures even though the Troika are leaving.Michael Noonan says the Irish budget deficit remains too high and that more efforts are needed to bridge the gap between income and spending.He has admitted that not much will change next Monday when the Troika gives up its role in managing Irish economic affairs.Minister Noonan says the Irish people are the heroes of the recovery, but says the hard work is not done yet.”We must continue with the same types of policies because the deficit is too high and it has to be brought down below 3 percent, and then it has to be brought into balance in subsequent years” he said.”The debt is too high, and we have to have strategies to make the debt even more sustainable than it is now” he added. By News Highland – December 13, 2013 Google+ Twitter Facebookcenter_img Pinterest Previous articleMeteor shower to be visible tonight & tomorrowNext article‘Concern’ at removal of Catholic Chapel at Letterkenny General News Highland Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Bailout ends but no real change in austerity – Minister Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApplast_img read more

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New fraud turns stolen credit card info into barcodes

first_imgA new article from KrebsonSecurity alerts financial institutions, businesses, and consumers to a new fraud scheme in which stolen credit card information is embedded into barcodes on fake money network rewards cards. When paying for merchandise, the scammers instruct the cashier to scan the barcode and enter the expiration date and card security code, which are also displayed on the rewards card.A case of this fraud was discovered earlier this month by the Secret Service; an alert was sent to law enforcement agencies explaining how the fraud is perpetrated. The Krebs article notes that “the instructions on the phony rewards card are designed to make the cashier think it’s a payment alternative designed for use exclusively at Sam’s Club and WalMart stores. When the transaction goes through, it’s recorded as card-not-present purchase.”The Secret Service alert also warned law enforcement of scammers possessing stickers or storing on their cell phones the barcodes that contain stolen card data. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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President Kenyatta condoles with family of Henry Masaku Ngei

first_imgPresident Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of comfort to the family of Mr Henry Masaku Ngei who succumbed to prostate cancer on Wednesday night.Mr Ngei, 74, is the first born child of the late Kenyan freedom fighter and, former Kangundo MP and Cabinet Minister Paul Joseph Ngei.Also Read  Govt moves to resolve land allocation dispute in East MauIn his message of comfort to the Ngei family, the President described the departed businessman as a entrepreneur, patriot and wise counselor who worked tirelessly for the good of Kenya. “The death of Masaku Ngei has robbed our country of a seasoned entrepreneur and businessman whose hospitality and agricultural ventures created hundreds of jobs for young Kenyans.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153 “Throughout his life, Mr Ngei stood and worked for the unity and prosperity of Kenya, and was a wise counselor whose wisdom will be missed by many,” President Kenyatta eulogised.Also Read  Relief for families as MOH revises Covid-19 burial protocolsUntil his death, Mr Henry Masaku Ngei ran Tala Motel in Tala town and was a consummate farmer in Kangundo, Machakos County.Also Read  KUPPET calls on parents to prepare for early reopeningPresident Kenyatta wished the Ngei family God’s comfort as they mourn their beloved kin.last_img read more

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Lots of favorites in Sweet 16

first_imgIowa State’s DeAndre Kane (50) is grabbed by teammates Monte Morris, center, and Daniel Edozie, right, after making the game-winning basket against North Carolina during the second half of a third-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Sunday, March 23, 2014, in San Antonio. Iowa State won 85-83. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)The Billion Dollar Dream has been over for a while. Most bracket sheets are loaded with red X’s. Still, there is plenty of March Madness ahead of us in the NCAA tournament’s round of 16.You want favorites? Three No. 1s — Florida, Arizona, Virginia — are alive and well after two rounds.You want underdogs? How about three with double-digit seedings — Stanford, a 10, with 11s Dayton and Tennessee.You want a rivalry? It’s tough to beat Kentucky-Louisville.You want rematches? Besides Kentucky-Louisville there is Arizona-San Diego State.You get the point. Four days, 12 games. It’s regional weekend when the Sweet 16 is cut to the Final Four. Enjoy.SOUTH REGIONAL, Memphis, Tenn., Thursday-Saturday.The game that guarantees a winner with a double-digit seeding, Stanford vs. Dayton, will be followed by the overall top seed, Florida, facing a familiar tournament opponent in UCLA.Stanford gets to wear home whites after beating New Mexico and Kansas. The Cardinal are in the round of 16 for the first time since 2008, the last time they were in the tournament. They haven’t given up more than 57 points and they have been great at the free throw line.Dayton followed the win over Ohio State with a squeaker over Syracuse and the Flyers are in the round of 16 for the first time since 1984. They got here with two wins by a total of three points and they have yet to break 60, but they have done just enough. Coach Archie Miller couldn’t meet his brother Sean and Arizona until the national semifinals.Florida has lived up to its billing as the overall No. 1 seed. The Gators have increased their winning streak to 28 games with a couple of double-figure victories. This is their fourth straight year in the round of 16, the longest current streak.UCLA won both its games by 17 points and the Bruins have won five straight and seven of eight, including an upset of Arizona. This is their first Sweet 16 appearance since 2008.Florida beat UCLA in the national championship game in 2006 and in the national semifinals the following season. The Gators also eliminated the Bruins in the second round in 2011.WEST REGIONAL, Anaheim, Calif., Thursday-Saturday.This is the closest any of the regions came to having seeds 1-4 advance. Top-seeded Arizona, No. 2 Wisconsin and No. 4 San Diego State are still playing along with seventh-seeded Baylor.Arizona was impressive on defense in dispatching Gonzaga in the third round and the Wildcats are in the round of 16 for the third time in four years.San Diego State finally showed its defensive prowess in a third-round win over North Dakota State, which had a season-low 44 points.These teams met in San Diego on Nov. 14 and Arizona won 69-60 behind the 23 points of Nick Johnson. The Wildcats were ranked No. 6 at the time and four weeks later were No. 1, a spot they held for eight weeks.Wisconsin is going from facing one set of highlighter yellow uniforms to another. The Badgers beat Oregon to get to the Sweet 16 after missing to get there last season. Frank Kaminsky, who had 19 points against Oregon, will be in for quite a test against Baylor’s tall, athletic front line.The Bears come in off a 30-point demolition of Creighton in which they held Doug McDermott, the nation’s leading scorer, to 15 points. They won’t be able to concentrate on one of the Badgers, who have six players averaging from 13.4 points to 7.9 points.EAST REGIONAL, New York, Friday-Sunday.The NCAA tournament hasn’t been in Madison Square Garden since 1961. One of the teams headed there this week has some great memories already of the building known as “the world’s most famous arena.”Virginia, the quietest of the four No. 1s, played its kind of game — good defense and patient offense — in beating Memphis by 18 points. That got the Cavaliers to the round of 16 for the first time since 1995. They are the sole team remaining from the Atlantic Coast Conference.Michigan State was the nation’s pick for the national championship even if it was a No. 4 seed. The injuries are a thing of the past and the Spartans look like the team that held the No. 1 ranking this season. They had their hands full with Harvard in the third round, but pulled away in the final minutes.Iowa State’s DeAndre Kane, left, makes the winning shot over North Carolina’s Jackson Simmons, right, in the final seconds of the second half of a third-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Sunday, March 23, 2014, in San Antonio. Iowa State won 85-83. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)Third-seeded Iowa State was able to overcome the loss of third-leading scorer Georges Niang to a broken foot by beating North Carolina in a game that came down to DeAndre Kane’s driving basket with 1.6 seconds to play. The Cyclones, in the regional semifinals for the first time since 2000, are still a team with plenty of scorers.Connecticut won a record seven Big East tournament titles at Madison Square Garden, the last in 2011 when Kemba Walker led them to the national championship. Shabazz Napier was a freshman on that team and he’s doing a solid imitation of Walker as he averaged 24.5 points in the two wins that has the Huskies in the Sweet 16 a year after they weren’t eligible for the tournament over academic sanctions.MIDWEST REGIONAL, Indianapolis, Friday-Saturday.Indianapolis is about to be invaded by people from the commonwealth of Kentucky. Those wearing red are for Louisville, those wearing blue are for the University of Kentucky. There will be fans of Tennessee and Michigan in town, but they will be hard to notice with all those Kentuckians in for a visit.Tennessee, a No. 11 seed, is the third team that played in the First Four to reach the regional semifinals. The Volunteers have won eight of nine with the only loss to Florida in the SEC tournament. They reached the Sweet 16 with a frontcourt dismantling of Mercer, outrebounding the team that beat Duke 41-19.Second-seeded Michigan is in the round of 16 for the second straight year and the Wolverines are trying to get back to the national championship game where they lost to Louisville. Nik Stauskas led an outside attack that saw Michigan make 14 3-pointers in a third-round win over Texas.Kentucky beat Louisville 73-66 just days after Christmas in the schools’ annual meeting. This one is going to be on a higher level as Kentucky’s roster of high school stars meets a Louisville squad that features key players who were on last season’s national championship team.Kentucky, the preseason No. 1, did what no other team could do this season — beat Wichita State. In what has to be the best game of the tournament so far, the Wildcats played above their years in handing the Shockers their first loss of the season.Louisville is in the round of 16 for the third straight year and the great news for the Cardinals is that Naismith Hall of Fame coach Rick Pitino is 16-0 in the regional semifinals. His team has won 14 of its last 15 games overall and eight straight in the NCAA tournament.last_img read more

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Not the dream start to the season for Grand Forks rookie coach Brent Batten

first_imgIt’s five games and, well, there’s not really much to talk about the start of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season for the Grand Forks Border Bruins.But, as head coach Brent Batten sees it, sometimes a team must hit rock bottom before it can starting making the climb back to respectability.Batten only hopes that improvement comes sooner than later.“We have only four players returning, we have a brand new executive and I’m a new coach,” said Batten prior to last week’s rout in Nelson against the Leafs.The two teams are back on the ice Thursday, this time in Border Bruins Country.“Every game you going into you’re always looking for a win, that’s for sure but we’re just looking to execute our systems,” Batten explained.Experts say that divisional games are the most important for teams — those four-pointers that can push one team up and keep the other down.Grand Forks has been have their share of difficulty in the Murdoch Division going winless in five games against three of the five clubs — Castlegar, Beaver Valley and Nelson.Those three teams have outscored the Bruins by a collective score of 50-8.Of course drastic changes on any team will no doubt shake up the squad for the coming season.But if the Bruins are to make a chase at the big three, Nelson, Castlegar and Beaver Valley, or, shoot for the final playoff spot I the division, the team appears to be in good hands with Batten at the helm.Despite Grand Forks being his first head coach job at the junior level, the 29-year-old has a wealth of experience.Batten, a native of Manitoba, comes to Grand Forks with a few years coaching academy hockey in the Okanagan. Mixed into his coaching, after playing junior in Saskatchewan and CIS for Brandon University, was time behind the bench with Estevan Bruins in Saskatchewan.Only time will tell if Batten’s experience helps the Border Bruins return to respectability in the KIJHL’s Murdoch Division.BORDER TALK: If anyone thought the Nelson Leafs schedule was, to say the least, awful, take a look at the Grand Forks agenda. The Bruins play all nine games in October at home. The Leafs play seven of 13 games in October at [email protected]last_img read more

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Leafs complete blockbuster deal with Ridge Meadows of PJHL

first_imgSandhu, got the bulk of the work for Ridge Meadows in goals, finishing the season with a 9-14 record and a 4.20 goals against average for the fourth-place Flames.Lindsay, who spent three seasons in Nelson, struggled to find a place in the lineup having been injured for most of the season.Lindsay played only 19 games for Nelson, finishing with a goal and 10 assists.“Austin was hurt for most of last season and was uncertain if he wanted to play this year,” Dooley explained.“Ridge Meadows was willing to take that chance so we cut a fair deal with them.”Dooley said it was tough to give up on the Kelowna native but thought it would be best for the Leafs to give Lindsay a chance with another team.“I spoke with Austin prior to the trade prior to moving him out of respect because he’s been with us since he was 16 (years old), Dooley said.“I told him I wasn’t going to do anything without chatting with him and he thought about it and was ok with the move.”Nelson, struggled to finish fourth in the Murdoch Division before getting ousted from post season by Beaver Valley, opens the KIJHL season with main camp August 12-15 at the NDCC Arena.All 20 teams in the KIJHL meet June 24-25 in Osoyoos for the league AGM. The Nelson Leafs completed a blockbuster trade by Junior B standards Thursday shipping center Austin Lindsay and cash to Ridge Meadows Flames of the Pacific Junior Hockey League for two players — forward Dale Howell and netminder Jason Sandhu.Leafs Sean Dooley said the coaching staff is confident the two 20-year-olds will be key building blocks Nelson needs to begin building a winner in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.“Howell is a proven scorer in the league which was something we lacked up front last year,” Dooley explained after completing the inter-league deal earlier in the day.“We know Sandhu and believe he has the ability to be one of the top goalies in the league this season.”“(Sandhu) is 6’4 so he’s a big body,” Dooley added.“He had the opportunity to back up in the BCHL this year but Sandhu (along with Howell) want to push for a championship.”Howell, at 6-foot 170 pounds, finished the season for the Flames with 18 goals and 23 assists in 44 games.last_img read more

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NHL notes: Simon suspended indefinitely

first_imgNew York Islanders defenseman Chris Simon was suspended indefinitely Friday by the NHL, one day after his vicious two-handed stick swing to the face of New York Rangers forward Ryan Hollweg. Simon, given a match penalty Thursday night for deliberate attempt to injure, was summoned to a league hearing today. Hollweg took a few stitches in the chin, but was not seriously hurt. The length of Simon’s banishment won’t be determined until the hearing with league disciplinarian Colin Campbell. The suspension could be as long as those given to Todd Bertuzzi and Marty McSorley following their violent infractions that also gave a black eye to hockey. The Islanders have 15 regular-season games left, and might be without Simon for those and the playoffs should the team qualify. Simon appeared at the Nassau Coliseum on Friday for a team photo session but went to see a doctor afterward. He appeared to be shaken up when Hollweg checked him hard into the boards, sparking the retaliation. An injury could prevent Simon from flying to Toronto, where disciplinary hearings commonly are held. A spokesman for Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said Friday that “no decision has been reached” about whether to bring charges against Simon. Simon has now been suspended six times by the league. He was ejected from the Islanders’ 2-1 loss with 6:31 remaining in what was a tie game. The ensuing major power play resulted in Petr Prucha’s decisive goal. center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Kanyamazane Government Senior Citizens – Episode 22 – Play Your Part

first_imgThe next episode of the Play Your Part Television Series will air on Saturday, 17 February 2018 on SABC 2 at 18h00.Episode 22 is aligned to health, innovation, and active citizenship in respect of volunteerism.It features the Kanyamazane Government Senior Citizens Social Club, Human Writes social innovation start-up and Ikamva Labantu charity organisaton, the Hands of Compassion Christian Community and University of Free State student, Andile Putu’s involvement in the Enactus Entrepreneurial Community.The Kanyamazane Government Senior Citizens Social Club, is a gathering of retired public servants who use their knowledge on health and wellness to assist in the health care of citizens in the community.The Human writ.es social innovation start-up improves child and adult literacy through the Ikamva Labantu charity organisation based in Cape Town.Under the guidance of Pastors Alan and Xana MacCauley, the Johannesburg based Hands of Compassion Christian Community affords second chances to young people.Andile Putu oversaw the Enactus Entrepreneurial Community while he was a student at the University of the Free State in an attempt to assist HIV positive orphans and reviving the manufacturing industry in the Free State province.Play Your Part is broadcast at 18:00 on every Saturday on SABC2.To get involved in playing your part in South Africa:Check out the conversation on Twitter: #GetInvolvedTell us how you Play Your Part through our social media channels:Follow us on Twitter: @PlayYourPartSA;Follow Brand South Africa on Twitter: @Brand_SA; orLike us on Facebook: Official Brand South Africalast_img read more

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Set of 12 Natural Tones Soft Endless Fabric Hair Elastics Bobbles Hair Bands – Good buy but a little small

first_imgOutstanding product or service demanded for martial arts as there is no steel on it. Stretchy sufficient and wonderful vary of colors in the set.Nice & comfortable minimal hair bands. Love these little hair bands. They really don’t have any steel clasps so will never yank out your hair when taking away them. Don’t be deceived by their measurement. They can maintain a ponytail as well as lesser sections of hair.Superior purchase but a small compact. I did expect them to be larger and softer but my hair is not genuinely thick in any case so they’re good. If you have thick hair i would not recommend them.Soft, a good size, and feels like good quality.Love these hair bandsNice & comfortable little hair bandsGood buy but a little smallLove these hairbandsWill buy them again These are excellent keep hair organization with out getting clumps out.Great selling price and and rapid shipping will use all over again.Features of Set of 12 Natural Tones Soft Endless Fabric Hair Elastics Bobbles Hair BandsPack of 12 thick hair donut elasticsEndless style with no metal joining clipVarious shades of brown, black and dark greenMeasure approximately 0.75cm thickAwesome hair bands which are significantly less harming to your hair as they do not turn into tangled.It’s possible i should have taken the time to totally study description i considered these would be a lot larger, could have bought these substantially more affordable somewhere else.Quality appears to be fantastic, although i haven’t worn them lengthy sufficient to examination the elasticity. Assumed i would get additional unique colors, but i am delighted with the a few distinct ones i got.Adore these hairbands, have acquired them a few times, don’t snag your hair at all. Likely not massive plenty of for really thick/long hair.Soft, a very good dimension, and feels like great top quality. . These sense great and are a superior cost. I have really thick hair and bobbles have a tendency to go stringy swiftly for me – these nonetheless sense as new just after a month or so. The colors are really similar to every other though – the image suggests you get two just about every of six distinct colours, but in exercise, mine had 3 distinguishable colours (and i received 4 of each individual, of system). Seller – i wished to get one more set in unique colours, but with so many of these on the sector, it can be a agony to locate your specific kinds. You might test setting up your listing with unique color alternatives underneath the identical listing.Really like these hair bands, i invest in them around and about again. They never knot catch in my hair at all and they past wonderfully without having dropping their elasticity. The only purpose i require to rebuy them is for the reason that i eventually lose the very little men.Did what it claimed on the tin. Bands are thick more than enough to grip, but not pull, but not also thick to be showy.Handy set of hair toggles, superior price.last_img read more

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2019 Ohio Youth Capital Challenge winners announced

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Leave a Comment A team of three Ohio high school students took first place in the 2019 Ohio Youth Capital Challenge finals for their policy proposal about biosecurity at Ohio fairs.Sponsored by Ohio Farm Bureau, Ohio 4-H and Ohio FFA, the challenge brings together youths ages 14 to 18 from around the state to discuss community concerns and then work together to propose policies and programs to solve the issues.The 2019 winning team members are Caleb Durheim and Dustin Hill of Delaware County and Samantha Hinton of Seneca County. The team members share a $1500 prize for finishing first in the competition.The challenge started in the spring when groups met to learn about public policy issues and began planning their proposals. A preliminary contest narrowed the field down to four teams, which competed in the finals during the Ohio State Fair.The teams were judged on their public policy proposals dealing with a specific issue or problem. In the final competition, the teams described the steps necessary to have their public policy proposal adopted by the appropriate government authorities.Other finalists who received a $250 scholarship for their proposals:Rylee Craig, Sophia Tent and Zach Zwiebel, all from Allen County. They proposed starting Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs in schools.Savannah Henderson and Mason Snyder from Clinton County and Dawson Osbourn from Highland County. Swine flu vaccines for exhibition was their chosen topic.Joshua Black from Columbiana County and Callia Barwick from Mahoning County discussed  E-cigarettes education.A total of $3,500 was awarded to this year’s team finalists. This is a news release for use by journalists. Questions should be directed to Ty Higgins, 614-246-8231.Editors: A high resolution photo is available to accompany this story.  Leave a Commentlast_img read more

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