CSO has role to play in controlling motor insurance costs – Doherty

first_img Previous articleNew figures show rents continue to rise in DonegalNext articlePolice renew appeal for information on road traffic collision in Derry admin Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty says the CSO can play a role in keeping down motor insurance costs.He has written to the statistics body urging them to take on a role in collating data from insurance cases so that a true picture of how the industry operates can be arrived at.Deputy Doherty says hundreds of thousands of motorists are receiving massive quote increases while a full and comprehensive data set to justify these increases does not even exist:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/pearseraw.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Homepage BannerNews Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+center_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal By admin – August 23, 2016 Pinterest CSO has role to play in controlling motor insurance costs – Doherty Google+ Facebooklast_img read more

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first_img Previous Article Next Article GuruOn 14 Jan 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. This week’s guruAll downhill from now onThe rumour on the street is that our leaders at the CIPD are going downhill.Not in their vitally important work – you understand – but in their headoffice location. The institute is moving from its lofty Wimbledon villageoffices, to another building in the town. The main street could become something of a battleground with just a fewyards of tarmac separating the chartered institute from the CommunicationsWorkers Union. The unique new location could inspire some drama during meetings, andtele-conferencing will never be the same again – the new HQ is in the old Odeoncinema. Guru will hand out prizes for the best suggestions of film titles thatbest sum up the CIPD’s role with the profession. Gurus actions speak louder than wordsGuru has never been shy about using expressive gestures to embellish a pointbeing made by his darting intellect. However, he is now seriously consideringtoning down some of his mannerisms after a seeing a study which reveals thathis unconventional body language could harm his career. Research by Goldsmiths College at the University of London has discoveredthat body language ‘appropriate to your gender’ is an important factor in theway potential employees are received. Women who adopt more ‘feminine’ behaviour, such as looking away and noddingat an interviewer, tend to be rated more highly than those females who havemasculine traits. However, men who make direct eye contact with the interviewer and fiddleless are rated better than other male candidates. Guru finds it difficult to rein in his natural expressiveness – he blames iton his great great grandmother’s affair with an Italian fruit seller. Tea bags reputation for inspiring violenceThe good old English cuppa is the source of a surprising amount of badfeeling in the workplace. Research reveals that one-in-four employees are riledby colleagues who shirk their tea-making duties. More than half of the 500 people interviewed by Pertemps regard those whofail to pull their weight in the office kitchen as rude and anti-social –especially if they happily accept hot beverages provided by other workers. Other common causes of office tension include noisy individuals, people whofail to return borrowed scissors or staples, and untidiness. Pertemps’ chairman Tim Watts said: “Tempers are running high in theworkplace and even seemingly trivial incidents can trigger conflict amongcolleagues.” Guru is only too aware of how touchy people can be at work after his requestto have his Earl Grey tea bag squeezed slightly and left to brew for longer inthe cup seemed to provoke the kind man who does the office tea run to shout”Aarghh” and repeatedly bang his head against the wall. ‘Sick’ women faking it to get the sympathy voteMen claim they are far more likely than women to carry on as normal if theycatch colds or flu, according to an investigation by nasal remedy specialistVicks Sinex. A survey of 1,200 people reveals that 81 per cent of women pretend to feelworse than they actually are to get sympathy from their partners. Men, on the other hand, tough it out, with 57 per cent of men claiming thatthey ignore their symptoms, real or imagined, and battle on like the bravesoldiers we all know they really are. A spokesman for Vicks Sinex said: “On average the results show thatwomen are taking far more time off work than their male counterparts – whetherthey are true or ‘pretend’ illnesses.” However, when Guru informed Mrs Guru that the research findings meant thather recent complaints about a sore throat and blocked nose were probablyexaggerated he received a slap and was told to sleep in the spare room for aweek. Comments are closed. last_img read more

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Asda opens up the doors to Great Britain for Irwin’s Irish Batch range

first_imgNorthern Irish bakery Irwin’s has achieved a 300-store distribution deal with Asda for its Irish Batch range.The deal, worth £250,000 annually, will see Irwin’s Irish Batch available in Great Britain for the first time, from this winter. The recipe was created over 40 years ago and is marketed in Northern Ireland as Nutty Krust.”Launching into GB follows intensive market research and analysis – and our market entry approach has been very ’agile’,” explained commercial controller Michael Murphy. “While Nutty Krust is an iconic brand in Ireland, we took the decision to market it in GB as ’Irwin’s Irish Batch’ because our export experience indicates that GB consumers enjoy authentically Irish products.”Murphy said the contract with Asda is strategically important, as well as of high value for the company, as it will give the product presence on supermarket shelves across Britain. It will be available in 400g white and high-fibre varieties in order to “fit in with GB shoppers’ multi-purchase approach to bread buying and to encourage widespread trial”.According to Irwin’s, its breads currently account for around 85% of all Irish breads sold in Britain.The firm also launched its batch bread in the Republic of Ireland earlier in the year.last_img read more

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Law enforcement discusses safety with students

first_imgLocal law enforcement responded to questions about the new dorm swipe access policy, emergency blue lights on campus, discrimination at Notre Dame and other student safety concerns during a panel hosted by student government and the Notre Dame Police Department (NDPD) in the LaFortune Ballroom on Wednesday night.Panelists included NDPD captain Rob Martinez, NDPD major George Heeter, NDPD deputy chief Steve Smith and major Steve Noonan of the St. Joseph County Police Department. Attendees were invited to submit questions through the app, Poll Everywhere, or ask them publicly using a microphone.Natalie Weber | The Observer Multiple questions centered around whether NDPD has considered increasing the number of blue light phone systems, which are mainly located on the perimeter of Notre Dame’s campus. There are about 65 blue light emergency stations on campus currently, Martinez said. Smith said there has been discussion about increasing the number of blue lights, but currently, they are not used very frequently.“I think folks know where they are, and they know they can utilize them anytime they want, but to be quite honest, very few calls … are actually coming through those devices,” Smith said. “So if there is a need to increase [blue light emergency stations], we would certainly do that, but again we don’t get a lot of information or a lot of requests for service through those.”Several attendees also raised questions about safety following the implementation of the new dorm swipe access policy, which restricts students’ swipe access to their own dorms. Questions raised were concerns about people allowing strangers into their dorms, and attendees asked if there were any policies in the works to address this issue.Smith said he doesn’t know of any pending policies yet that are to be implemented in the dorms soon.“The one thing I would suggest is make sure you never leave a door propped open,” Smith said. “That’s been an issue in the past. … We encourage you not to do that, because it invites folks to come on in anytime they want. So to the extent that you can, I would ask that you monitor who comes in and not necessarily just let anybody in.”In response, one attendee submitted a question, raising concerns that women in particular might not feel comfortable turning away men who come to their dorms. The question asked if “full-time clerks” could be implemented in dorms to monitor who enters and exits.“That would be a great solution,” Smith said. “However, I think trying to staff an entrance like that is challenging.”Smith said NDPD has also considered installing cameras at the entrances of dorms to keep track of who comes into the dorm.“It’s early on in those discussions, but that is something that could help mitigate some of that,” he said. “And I understand it’s challenging. So what I would recommend, again, is getting to know your officers in the building. If there’s certain times of day that this is becoming an issue, let your officers know. Make them aware of that, and we can set extra patrols during that time.”In response, a student asked why the dorm swipe access policy was implemented, and suggested tracking students’ entrance to dorms with ID cards would be easier than other proposed safety solutions.“I think the University would have a perfect solution to address that issue, but it is very challenging to utilize a card so that every single person has to go through and that access is recorded, so we have documentation of that,” Smith said. “Again, that comes down to a University decision.”Martin added that the policy mirrored what other schools have enacted.“There was some benchmarking done on the process,” he said. “They’ve also been following some other universities that have actually implemented this policy.One question asked about how NDPD would response to racist slurs and threats to students of color on campus, especially in light of threats to minority students at Syracuse. NDPD is also investigating reports of “biased slurs” directed toward students Friday and Saturday that sparked a protest against hate speech.“Obviously, that’s something we want folks to report to us,” Smith said. “If you see behavior like that, or you learn of behavior like that, we want to know about it right away.”In response to a question about discrimination against LGBTQ students, law enforcement also encouraged students to report incidents to the police.Smith also discussed options for students who report sexual assault to law enforcement.“You have the option of saying ‘I want Notre Dame Police Department and the investigative team in Notre Dame Police Department to investigate that,’” he said. “Or, in St. Joseph County, we also have a Special Victims Unit … and as a student, you have the option of opting for them to investigate that crime as well.”When asked about safety in South Bend, Noonan recommended traveling in groups and being aware of one’s location. He also explained the situations that generally give rise to violence in South Bend.“Generally that violence is directed for a variety of reasons,” he said. “Sometimes it’s gang activity, sometimes a social media post can trigger violence. … The best thing for students is to stay in a group [and] always know where you’re going.”Heeter offered similar advice.“Know your surroundings, [there’s] strength in numbers, so always be with a group of other individuals,” he said.Tags: NDPD, St Joseph County Police, Student government, student safety summitlast_img read more

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HAMMER HORROR CASE: ‘I’M GLAD DONEGAL TOWN MAN IS BEHIND BARS FOR LIFE’

first_imgA HEARTBROKEN mother whose son was battered to death by a hammer-wielding Donegal Town man has said his conviction for murder has been a “relief” for the family.Following the convictions of Derek Johnston, his two sons and a fourth man, Mr Amar’s mother Flora Amar, from London, and his uncle Zafar Ismail, said in a statement: “The news that all four men have been convicted of Shaleem’s murder has been received with a sigh of great relief by his family and friends after 13 months of so torturous and agonising waiting.“Both of us on behalf of all the family and friends would like to express our deep gratitude and great appreciation for the prosecution barristers, Noel Lucas QC and Matthew Walsh for their professionalism and passion for justice, police family liaison officers Densel McIntosh and Melanie Ward for their loving care and dedication, and also Det Sgt Mark Davis and the investigation team for their meticulous hard work and dedication on this case.” Yesterday donegaldaily.com revealed that Johnston is on suicide watch after being told he must serve a minimum 28 years behind bars for the brutal killing in England last November.https://www.donegaldaily.com/2011/12/28/donegal-killer-on-suicide-watch-as-he-insists-im-innocent/© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comHAMMER HORROR CASE: ‘I’M GLAD DONEGAL TOWN MAN IS BEHIND BARS FOR LIFE’ was last modified: December 28th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:convicted of murderderek johnston donegal townlast_img read more

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Wigan ‘reject third bid from Chelsea for Victor Moses’

first_imgThe Sun say Chelsea have had another bid for Victor Moses rejected by Wigan.Latics chairman Dave Whelan is said to have turned down a third offer from the Blues – believed to be £5m – for the former Crystal Palace forward.Whelan is quoted as saying: “They’ve made three bids and we’ve not accepted any. I don’t know if they’ll bid again but if they do we always listen.”The Guardian report that Chelsea are set to sign highly-rated Brazilian midfielder Oscar from Internacional for £25m.Related West London Sport story: Breakthrough for Chelsea in Oscar talksThe Daily Express suggest Chelsea will have further talks with Napoli striker Edinson Cavani’s agents over a £35m move, but the Uruguayan’s wage demands are apparently holding up the deal.The Daily Mail say Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is hoping to beat his former club Chelsea to the signing of Porto striker Hulk.The Mail also say Liverpool are on the verge of capturing Clint Dempsey after agreeing a £10m fee for the Fulham forward.Meanwhile, QPR are willing to subsidise a loan move for Joey Barton, according to the Daily Mirror.It is suggested that Blackburn want the midfielder but cannot afford his wages, so Rangers would be prepared to continue paying a large percentage of his salary.Nottingham Forest and Sheffield Wednesday have also been linked with Barton, who is suspended for the first 12 matches of the coming season.This page is regularly updated. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_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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2015 Ohio State Fair Market Barrow Grand Champion

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Troy Elwer of Delphos was named the Grand Champion Jr. Market Barrow with his Champion Dark Crossbred Hog. Dale Minyo spoke to him right after the show.last_img

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Markets watching weather and pollination

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Wheat prices the last week of June finally brought smiles to producers. It has been a long wait as wheat prices earlier this year sunk to 10-year lows. World supplies have been building for years, not helping prices at all. Commodity funds have been short wheat since mid 2016 as they built a huge short position. Several new records were set along the way as that short position reached 151,000 contracts last October. This year, U.S. wheat acres are at the lowest level in over 100 years. Many producers have taken the extreme step of removing wheat from their rotation and instead planting just corn and soybeans. Wheat had the biggest price movement for several months when looking at the three major grains: corn, soybeans, and wheat.For several weeks producers have been watching the drought conditions in the Dakotas as spring wheat acres were less than expected. Those drought conditions were huge as wheat prices rose 30 cents on June 30 with two USDA reports. That same day corn was up 10 cents and soybeans were up 26 cents. Without weather concerns on report day, corn would have been down 5 to 10 cents.June 30 was a big day for USDA reports as the Grain Stocks Report and the Acreage Report were released. Corn acres in the U.S. came in at 90.9 million acres, up from the March 31 Planting Intentions Report of 90 million acres, and down from 2016 when 94 million acres were planted to corn. U.S. corn acres were down or unchanged in 38 states. Many had expected U.S. soybean acres to exceed U.S. corn acres for the first time in history. That was not the case as corn acres fell to 90.9 million acres while U.S. soybean acres increased to 89.5 million acres. That was a record number of U.S. soybean acres. It was a bearish report day for corn as corn acres were higher than expected along with the June 1 stocks of corn at 5.23 billion bushels. Corn stocks were up from last year by 11%. Soybean stocks were 963 million bushels, less than the trade had expected.In summary, the June 30 reports were bearish for corn, while bullish for soybeans and wheat. Weather continues to dominate the news. Within minutes after the reports were released traders were once again fully locked onto weather events. That June 30 day the market was focused on then upcoming reports of 100 to 105 degree temperatures soon expected in North Dakota. That area has been a huge concern since mid-June as traders and producers alike were fearful that drought conditions in the Dakotas would spread to other parts of the Midwest. Corn and soybean weekly condition reports have been below levels seen in years past when the good and excellent totals would reach 80% or more in June and July. Instead, this year corn has ranged from 65% to 68% good and excellent into late June. Good and excellent totals on any given summer date do not translate well into a predictable U.S. corn yield. That continues to be the case. Many are already expecting the U.S. corn yield will not reach trend line yields of 170 bushels per acre. Some are already expecting the U.S. corn yield will be 166. All of the replanted corn acres that took place in Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio provide additional ammunition for a reduced corn yield this year.It must be pointed out that normal summer weather typically leads to lower fall prices. Some are suggesting December CBOT corn could reach $3.20 and November CBOT soybean see $8.20. Corn pollination concerns will be with us through the third week of July. You can easily say weather this growing season for corn and soybeans has been anything but typical.last_img read more

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — May 31, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Ryan Martin, Ohio Ag Net Chief MeteorologistNo change in our short term forecast this morning, as we have rain over most of Ohio for the next two days yet. As expected, the heaviest rains were farther west over Indiana yesterday, where the center of old Alberto’s circulation tracked through. Still, western Ohio had some good moisture develop in the late afternoon and evening, with scattered action across other parts of the state. Today, additional rains should fall, bringing up to a quarter of an inch. The rains look to be more frequent along and south of I-70, but we won’t rule them out farther north. Another round of moisture lifts into Ohio tomorrow and actually looks to be more impressive than today’s action. We can add another .25-.5” over 70% of the state. The map at right shows a snapshot of rain around midday on Friday. Action winds down by later Friday evening in most areas, but we would not be surprised to see some lingering clouds over far eastern Ohio even still Saturday morning.We still have Saturday as a sunny day over Ohio. However, we do have to make some fairly major changes to our outlook for Sunday. Our approaching trough has strengthened considerably and looks to bring some significant rain chances for Sunday midday and afternoon. This front looks to be peaking right as it moves through Ohio and can have some strong to severe thunderstorm potential with it. AS such, we are raising our rain totals for Sunday midday through Sunday night to .25”-1” with coverage at 80% of Ohio. The best chance of thunderstorms and severe weather, along with the upper end of the rain range, will be in northeast Ohio.Even with bigger threats of rain on Sunday, we still look for a nice, dry start to the week next week. We are dry for, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Temps will be normal to above normal and we should see good sunshine, drying and field work conditions. The potential for moisture from a front later next week is not as high this morning. The front will be there but will likely have little to no moisture to work with, so at this point, we are pulling back on precipitation for Thursday and Friday but think we could see some rain next Saturday.No change for the 11-16 day extended period. Our next front likely hits toward the early to middle part of the extended window, around the 10th (late) through Monday the 11th. Rain totals are not over the top, but we can see .25”-.6” over about 70% of the state. Then we go back to strong high pressure dominating to finish the period for the 12th and 13th.last_img read more

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