REPORT: 41 PLAYERS LEAVE DONEGAL GAA CLUB SINCE 2008

first_imgDONEGAL’S struggle with the recession has been laid bare in a report by a leading international business newspaper.Financial Times reporter Jamie Smyth spent several days in Milford.And his report on the newspaper’s website today shows how 41 members of the local GAA club have left to start new lives abroad since 2008. The latest to leave is 28-year-old player Anthony McPaul.“The town is dying on its feet. The two banks have closed, ripping the commercial heart out of the town,” the Editor of the Tirconaill Tribune John McAteer tells Smyth.“Milford is just a microcosm of a wider malaise in rural Ireland. In Donegal the only export we have is our young people,” he says.Smyth reveals that of the 144 multi-national companies which invested in Ireland last year, 75% were in Dublin and Cork. Just one came to Donegal.Reporter Smyth writes: “Letterkenny, which was Ireland’s fastest growing town during the boom, is littered with ghost estates and half empty retail parks. Shopkeepers have suffered a huge drop in business since the crisis struck in 2008 and are not yet seeing a recovery.”The article is herehttp://www.ft.com/cms/s/73327482-2694-11e3-9dc0-00144feab7de,Authorised=false.html?_i_location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ft.com%2Fcms%2Fs%2F0%2F73327482-2694-11e3-9dc0-00144feab7de.html%3Fsiteedition%3Duk&siteedition=uk&_i_referer=#axzz2g0xrRnTc  REPORT: 41 PLAYERS LEAVE DONEGAL GAA CLUB SINCE 2008 was last modified: September 26th, 2013 by John2Share 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:Financial TimesletterkennyMilfordMILFORD GAA CLUBlast_img read more

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BumpTop Gives You a Reason to Splurge on that Multi-Touch Screen (200 Free Pro Accounts)

first_imgfrederic lardinois Thanks to mobile devices like the iPhone and recent efforts by numerous hardware manufacturers like HP, touch and multi-touch enabled devices are slowly becoming more ubiquitous. While Apple users have the mythical iTablet to look forward to, Windows users didn’t really have a similar project to latch on to, except maybe for Microsoft’s large and costly Surface table. Now, however, BumpTop has released the latest version of its innovative 3D desktop environment with support for multi-touch gestures.New Multi-Touch GesturesIn Windows 7, Microsoft has now made multi-touch a built-in feature of the operating system and BumpTop makes full use of these capabilities. What makes the new BumpTop version especially interesting, however, is that the company came up with a number of pretty interesting gestures (PDF) that we haven’t seen in similar projects so far. You can, for example, push multiple objects on the screen around by pushing them with the side of your finger. Or you can crop an image by slicing across it with one finger while holding the image with another finger. You can now also easily drag and drop images and files from your BumpTop desktop to a USB key.The following video shows the multi-touch gestures in action: Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… It’s important to note that the standard, free version of BumpTop doesn’t support multi-touch gestures – only the Pro version for $29 will. At the end of this post, however, you can find out how you can get a free Pro account.Tablets Need Dedicated Interfaces If the demise of Microsoft’s first tablet-PC initiative showed us one thing, it was that these kind of devices need a special user interface. BumpTop offers exactly this, so it doesn’t come as a surprise that the company is in talks with a number of hardware manufacturers to bundle BumpTop with their graphics cards, screens, and touch-enabled machines.Of course, even if you don’t have a multi-touch capable screen, or if you have a touchscreen that can only recognize two fingers at a time, BumpTop will still work just fine, though you will obviously miss out on being able to use some gestures.Next Version: Built-In Browser, Google GadgetsJust like the last version of BumpTop, the new multi-touch version will still take you out of the BumpTop environment when you start an application. When we talked to Bumptop’s CEO Anand Agarawala yesterday, he pointed out that the team is aware of this and working on a solution to this problem. The next version, which should arrive within the next few months, will feature an integrated WebKit browser, for example, that will be integrated into the BumpTop experience. This new version will also offer support for Google Gadgets.200 Free Pro AccountsBumpTop graciously gave us 200 free Pro accounts to give to our readers. Just head over to this site and you will be able to try BumpTop in all its multi-touch glory (assuming you have access to a PC with a touchscreen). Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Product Reviews#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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10 months agoSouthampton rival PSG for Lille midfielder Thiago Mendes

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Southampton rival PSG for Lille midfielder Thiago Mendesby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton are amongst the scramble for Lille midfielder Thiago Mendes.Telefoot says Lille are prepared to sell Mendes this month and have set a price of €30m for the Brazilian.PSG, in the market for a new midfield addition, are in contact, but face stiff competition.Southampton are keen, with Wolfsburg and several Chinese clubs also in contact. last_img read more

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9 months agoBournemouth, Southampton chasing Brentford defender Chris Mepham

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bournemouth, Southampton chasing Brentford defender Chris Mephamby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth and Southampton are chasing Brentford defender Chris Mepham.The Sun says Bournemouth are set to bid £15m for Mepham as they look to land the young defender ahead of Southampton.Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe wants a centre-back to complete his January spending after landing Dominic Solanke and Nathaniel Clyne early in the window.Brentford defender Mepham is a long-term target and Howe failed with a £10million summer bid for the 21-year-old Wales international.But he will move for him again and launch a £15million raid to get him ahead of south-coast rivals Southampton, who are also interested in Bees forward Ollie Watkins. last_img read more

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Business Highlights

first_img___Dow sinks another 464 points as slowdown fears worsenNEW YORK (AP) — Stocks took another dive on Wall Street, adding to the steep losses in recent days as investors remain concerned that economic growth around the world and in the U.S. could slow dramatically over the next few years. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost more than 400 points, putting it on track for its biggest monthly loss in almost a decade, and the benchmark S&P 500 index is now nearly 16 per cent below the peak it reached in late September.___Stock market woes raise a nagging fear: Is a recession near?BALTIMORE (AP) — Fears of a recession have been mounting with the U.S. stock market appearing to be headed for its worst December since 1931 — during the Great Depression. Wall Street’s sustained slump has been fueled by investor concerns about lower corporate profits, higher corporate debt, a festering trade war between the United States and China and a broader global slowdown. So is a U.S. recession imminent? Not necessarily.___Mnuchin says market’s negative reaction to Fed ‘overblown’WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says that the negative market reaction following the Federal Reserve’s rate hike this week was “completely overblown.” Mnuchin says the market overreacted and that computerized program trading took over and drove stock prices down further.___Apples pulls iPhone 7, 8 from German stores in patent spatBERLIN (AP) — A court in Germany has sided with chipmaker Qualcomm in a patent dispute with Apple that could see sales of older iPhone models halted. The Munich regional court ruled Thursday that Apple and its subsidiaries had breached a European patent held by San Diego-based Qualcomm.___Dushku says CBS agreed to monitor ‘Bull’ star’s behaviourNEW YORK (AP) — Eliza Dushku says she struggled with her decision to keep quiet about the sexual harassment she says she endured from actor Michael Weatherly on the set of the CBS show “Bull.” In the end, the actress agreed to stay silent as part of a $9.5 million settlement reached with CBS. But Dushku says she took solace in a requirement she imposed on the company: that CBS designate someone trained in sexual harassment compliance to monitor Weatherly and the show in general.___Human rights group report gains traction, Twitter hammeredNEW YORK (AP) — A report on Twitter by the human rights group Amnesty International is gaining traction and the company’s shares are being punished. The report, released earlier this week, said the social media platform has permitted a toxic online culture that allows pervasive abuse of women. While reports from Amnesty International are not regular reading on Wall Street, the Citron Research newsletter is. On Thursday, Citron cited the report and called Twitter the “Harvey Weinstein” of social media.___APNewsBreak: US miscalculated benefit of better train brakesBILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Critics say the Trump administration should reconsider ending a stricter safety rule for trains that haul explosive fuels after The Associated Press found the government miscalculated the potential benefits. A government analysis omitted up to $117 million in estimated future damages from train derailments that could be avoided by installing more advanced brakes. The administration pointed to the analysis when it scrapped an Obama-era rule requiring railroads to use better brakes.___In a record year, the movie theatre strikes backNEW YORK (AP) — Ticket sales this weekend will reach a new record for the year, passing the previous 2016 high of $11.4 billion. Driven in part by zeitgeist-grabbing cultural events like “Black Panther,” ”Crazy Rich Asians” and even documentaries like “Won’t You Be My Neighbour?” the box office sped past $11 billion faster than it ever has before. The overall domestic gross is up nearly 9 per cent from last year.___Administration moves closer to opening Arctic refuge for oilWASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is acknowledging its plan to open Alaska’s pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas development would affect polar bears, tribal hunters and many others. The administration released its environmental impact statement Thursday for its plan to sell oil and gas leases in the refuge. The release moves the administration a step closer to realizing the plan.___The S&P 500 index skidded 39.54 points, or 1.6 per cent, to 2,467.42. The Dow fell 464.06 points, or 2 per cent, to 22,859.60. The Nasdaq fell 108.42 points, or 1.6 per cent, to 6,528.41. The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies dropped another 23.23 points, or 1.7 per cent, to 1,326.Benchmark U.S. crude fell 4.8 per cent to $45.88 a barrel in New York. Brent crude, used to price international oils, slipped 5 per cent to $54.35 a barrel in London. Wholesale gasoline lost 4.6 per cent to $1.32 a gallon and heating oil slid 3.1 per cent to $1.75 a gallon. Natural gas gave up 3.8 per cent to $3.58 per 1,000 cubic feet.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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CAPP CEO calling on feds to cut energy sector taxes

first_imgIn answer to a question, however, McMillan said last year’s budget sent a “terrible signal to the world” by limiting allowable tax deductions for oil and gas exploration wells.He added there are currently some 50 changes to energy industry policies being contemplated by provincial and federal governments, including recently proposed sweeping changes to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and the National Energy Board, that are harming Canada’s reputation as a transparent and fair place to do business.McMillan said he’s heard from some Calgary-based energy CEOs with operations in the U.S. who say lower taxes are making them more likely to invest there than in Canada. OTTAWA, O.N. — The head of the group that represents Canada’s oil and gas industry is calling on the federal government to cut taxes and ease regulatory burdens to restore the energy sector’s competitiveness with the United States and other global producers.Tim McMillan, CEO of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, says Canada is “falling behind” and must act now to restore investor confidence, citing in particular lower corporate taxes and business-friendly regulatory changes by the U.S. under President Donald Trump.McMillan appeared at a news conference in Ottawa one day before the federal budget is presented but the event was cast as the introduction of a series of economic reports, not an attempt to influence the budget.last_img read more

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Northeast BCs resources sector saw improvements in 2018 according to CPABC

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – According to a report released by the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia, Northeast B.C.’s resources sector saw improvements in 2018.The report, titled ‘Regional Check-Up’, says Northeast B.C.’s resources sector saw steady improvements in 2018, leading to a modest increase in the population of 155 new residents, the first increase in five years.Within the report, it says the Northeast’s mining industry saw a successful year as metallurgical coal prices peaked in mid-2018. This price increase led to the reopening of the Willow Creek mine near Chetwynd and the addition of 100 jobs to the mining and oil and gas extraction industry.Ben Sander, FCPA, FCA, partner at Sander Rose Bone Grindle LLP, says the future Coastal GasLink pipeline will have a significant economic impact on the region, creating more direct and indirect employment opportunities.“Getting the green light for the development of the Coastal GasLink’s pipeline that will move natural gas from Dawson Creek to Kitimat will have a significant economic impact on our region for years to come. The project will create many direct and indirect employment opportunities in northern B.C.”The report also gives a look at the first four months of 2019 which shows that the resource sector was able to add 200 jobs.More information on the report can be found at bccheckup.com.last_img read more

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Election Commission has woken up to its powers: SC

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court Tuesday refused to consider BSP supremo Mayawati’s plea challenging the EC’s 48-hr campaign ban on her and expressed satisfaction over the poll body’s action against leaders making hate speeches.A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi asked Mayawati’s counsel to file a separate appeal against the poll panel’s order. Taking note of the EC action, the court said it seems the poll body has “woken up” and barred various politicians from poll campaigning for varying hours. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsThe bench also comprising Justice Sanjiv Khanna made it clear that no further order was required for now. The Election Commission on Monday imposed a nationwide campaign ban on Adityanath for 72 hours and on Union Minister Maneka Gandhi and Mayawati for 48 hours from Tuesday for their “provocative” communal remarks, which it said had the “propensity to polarise the elections”. A 72-hour campaign ban has also been imposed on Samajwadi Party’s Azam Khan for his alleged “khaki underwear” jibe against actor-politician Jaya Prada, who is his rival BJP candidate in Rampur Lok Sabha seat. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayThe bench was hearing a PIL filed by an NRI Yoga teacher based in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), seeking a direction to the EC to take “strict action” against political parties if their spokespersons make remarks based on caste and religion in the media in the run-up to general elections. The all-India ban on all four leaders – two from the ruling BJP and two from opposition parties – came into force from 6 am Tuesday. While Adityanath, Mayawati and Gandhi were found guilty of violating the model code, the EC said Khan not only broke the poll code, he also disregarded its November 2013 directive asking politicians to desist from “deeds or actions construed as being repugnant to the honour and dignity of women”. For the first time, a pan-India ban has been imposed on politicians, while any restriction on a chief minister and a union minister is unprecedented. Mayawati alleged the order had been passed “under pressure” and it would be remembered as a “black day” in the EC’s history. She has faced action for appealing to Muslims to not vote for the Congress to avoid their anti-BJP votes getting divided. Her alliance partner and SP chief Akhilesh Yadav asked the EC whether it is capable of issuing similar directives to the prime minister to stop him from asking for votes in the name of the Army. The EC order to bar Adityanath and Mayawati came soon after the Supreme Court asked the poll watchdog about the action it has initiated against them. The apex court had on Monday expressed displeasure over the Election Commission not taking quick action against politicians for communal and hate speeches during the Lok Sabha campaigning and decided to examine the ambit of its power following submission that it was “toothless”. The EC’s counsel had said: “The power of the EC in this behalf is minimal. We can issue notice and seek reply but we cannot de-recognise a party or disqualify a candidate…we can only issue advisories and in case of a repeat offence, register a complaint.” Reacting sharply, the bench had said, “So you are saying you are toothless and powerless against hate speeches.”last_img read more

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Case registered against accused

first_imgNew Delhi: Suresh Chauhan, the person who had assaulted Delhi Chief Minester Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday, has been booked in a case under sections 323/153 IPC in Motinagar police station.Police said that Suresh Chauhan has been arrested in the case as well as under preventive sections and has been remanded to two days of judicial custody.last_img

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UK’s Tory Party Councilor Compares Children in Burkas to Bin Bags

first_imgRabat- The British Conservative Party expelled Chris Joannides, a tory councilor for sharing picture on Facebook where he compares children in burkas to bin bags.  The photo showed a woman and a child dressed in burkas standing next to two bin bags.The picture’s caption read: “I saw her standing there and I told her she had three beautiful children. She didn’t have to get all pissed off and threaten me. It was an honest mistake!”, according to the UK daily Evening Standard of London. In his response to this charge, Chris Joannides defended his comments as “blokeish banter”.He said: “I was frustrated by Central Office’s decision which came after I was cleared by the police and his local party.”Yet, his excuse didn’t convince his party, which expelled him for a period of 12 months.A Tory Party spokesman said: “Chris Joannides is not endorsed as a candidate in the forthcoming local government elections. No appeal is permitted under party rules”. © Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

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