Pearse Doherty outlines Sinn Fein recovery plan

first_img Pinterest Pinterest By News Highland – February 6, 2011 WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Previous articleMan dies in Derry road crashNext articleEfforts continue to persuade Larkin to run in General Election News Highland Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Facebook Google+ Newsx Advertscenter_img Pearse Doherty outlines Sinn Fein recovery plan Sinn Fein says it would restructure Ireland’s banking debt  in a bid to make the country’s deficit problems more sustainable.The party hit out at what it called the ‘corrupt elite’ in society, blaming cronyism for the collapse of the economy.It says it will endeavour to ensure that taxpayers are no longer taking the hit for senior bankers and bondholders who are responsible for the recession.Speaking at the party’s manifesto launch in Dublin this afternoon, Economic Spokesperson for Sinn Fein Pearse Doherty said it separate Ireland’s banking debt from its sovereign debt:[podcast][/podcast] Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Qatar’s Air-conditioned Stadium to Test-run with Emir Cup Final Friday

first_imgWith a little under 2,022 days until the Qatar World Cup kicks off, the tiny yet hugely ambitious Gulf state will officially unveil the tournament’s first completed venue friday.The Khalifa International Stadium — complete with the much-talked-about cooling technology that was central to Qatar’s controversial bid for the World Cup — will host the country’s biggest domestic cup competition, The Emir Cup final. On the pitch it will be a battle between arguably the country’s biggest teams, Al Sadd, skippered by Barcelona great Xavi Hernandez, and Al Rayyan.But off the pitch, the stadium will provide a solid example of Qatar’s progress for the World Cup, a mere 2012 days before the tournament kicks off.“I think it is a source of immense joy and pride,” Nasser Al-Khater, a senior figure at World Cup organising body, the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, told AFP.“It’s a stadium dear to our hearts, Khalifa Stadium, so we’re happy that it’s the first stadium to be completed.“It’s real, it shows you the progress you’ve been working hard on is actually coming to reality.“And you can see it and you can feel it, it’s tangible. It’s a thrill.”The stadium was first built in 1976 and has just gone through its second refurbishment.It will house 40,000 fans during the World Cup, hosting matches played up to the quarterfinal stage.Significantly, it will also host the 2019 World Athletics Championships.As part of its revamp, Khalifa includes technology that will provide air-conditioning for fans.Approximately 500 jet nozzles will blast out cold air, keeping temperatures at around 23 degrees Celsius (73 degrees Fahrenheit), for fans.Chilled water is piped to the stadium from a cooling centre about one kilometre from the stadium, then once it arrives, cold air is pushed into the stadium.The man responsible for the system, Qatar University’s Dr Saud Ghani, said he believed Khalifa represented a world-first.“There isn’t on earth, one open air, air-conditioned stadium,” he said.Dr Ghani said the system at Khalifa would use up to 40 per cent less energy than other cooling methodsIronically, it may not be used to regulate temperatures for fans during the 2022 World Cup after FIFA decided to move the tournament to Qatar’s winter in November and December.Khalifa is the scene of one of Qatar’s major sporting triumphs, the 1992 Gulf Cup victory.It was also the stadium where Saudi Arabia secured their first ever World Cup qualification, with a thrilling 4-3 win over Iran.Khater would not give a figure for the redevelopment of Khalifa, though one estimate puts the cost at $90 million.Qatar is spending up to $10 billion on stadiums and training grounds, officials have said previously.However, Khater denied reports earlier this year that the country has slashed its budget by up to 40 per cent, claiming the original figure needed for stadiums was an estimate only.In February, Qatar’s finance minister Ali Shareef Al-Emadi said the country was spending almost $500m every week on major infrastructure projects for football’s biggest tournament.Khalifa’s rebuild has not been without tragedy though. In January it was alleged that Briton Zac Cox died in a fall at the stadium.The revamp has occurred as Qatar has been strongly criticised for the ill-treatment of its migrant workforce — which numbers more than two million, claims the country has largely rejected.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Play your part for a better South Africa

first_img13 July 2011 The International Marketing Council of SA (IMC) has added its voice to the Mandela Day drive for civic participation with the launch of Play Your Part, a campaign designed to get all South Africans doing something, whether big or small, to contribute to a better future for all. Speaking at the launch of the initiative at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg on Wednesday, IMC CEO Miller Matola said: “A nation of people who care deeply for one another and the environment in which they live and who take action by doing something positive, whether big or small, is good for everyone.” Play Your Part encourages ordinary citizens to use whatever resources they have at their disposal – whether time, money, skills or goods – to contribute to positive change in the country. “There are numerous stories and real life experiences ready to be told of people and organisations that are making a positive difference – these stories should be told to lift our spirits and inspire everyone to play their part,” Matola said at the press briefing. Matola said the campaign complements the Mandela Day campaign which is celebrated on Nelson Mandela’s birthday on 18 July, asking people to take 67 minutes of their lives to try and make the world a better place – while urging them “make every day a Mandela Day”. To join the movement, people can visit, which connects to forgood, a home-grown social network that brings people and groups together for positive change. The forgood social network enables individuals and groups to create their own profiles, interact with others, garner support for their own causes and join in with others, depending on where they live and the things they’re passionate about. “The ethos and legacy of Nelson Mandela is important for the country, and not for a single organisation, because it carries the values of what this great nation should be about and … sets an example of what we should do,” Matola told journalists. “Therefore it is important that we all contribute towards making a difference in the country.”last_img read more

Member of Lax Kwalaams First Nation in northern BC says people will

first_imgTodd LamirandeAPTN NewsConservative Member of Parliament Kevin Waugh said more than 30 First Nations in northern British Columbia and Alberta will suffer by a proposed Liberal tanker ban.Waugh made the comments during a debate in the House of Commons Friday over Bill C-48, a law that would enact a moratorium on oil tankers along B.C.’s northern coast.“This ban would seriously hurt many, and I say many First Nations groups, which have stood to gain from a pipeline in the area,” Waugh said in the House.Waugh was referring specifically to a pipeline project proposal called Eagle Spirit.It would refine tar sands in Alberta and send the product along a newly built pipeline from Bruderheim, Alberta to Grassy Point on the north coast of B.C., south of the city of Prince Rupert.John Helin, a member of Lax Kw’alaams First Nation in northern B.C., and brother of Eagle Spirit’s CEO is Calvin Helin, was in Ottawa yesterday to stress his opposition to the proposed legislation.“(The tanker ban) is imposing on us more hardship without any consultation,” he said during a press conference, also attended by Conservative MPs Shannon Stubbs and Cathy McLeod.Helin also supported the now-canceled Pacific Northwest liquefied natural gas (LNG) project. It would have created a large LNG export plant on Lelu Island, again near Prince Rupert.Bill C-48 is currently going through third reading and the Conservative MPs stressed the loss of jobs and poor economic development if it is passed.“And let’s not kid ourselves, this isn’t a tanker ban. This is to stop development in the resource sector and shipping products to the west coast, nothing more,” said Conservative MP Randy Hoback.Meanwhile, the NDP announced their support of C-48 during the debate.But NDP MP Sheila Malcolmson wondered how the Liberal government could ban tanker traffic in the north while supporting the expansion of it in the south through Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.“So we ask the government if you’re willing to put in strong measures on the north coast, why not for the south coast?” she asked.The Liberals reiterated that the Kinder Morgan project was in the national interest and it will be built.Parliamentary Secretary to the Government Leader of the House of Commons Kevin Lamoureux expressed disappointment in the NDP’s approach in terms of the national interest.“And how they’re prepared to forego that based in terms of what they perceive is just one position of the environment has to be taken into consideration,” he said.“The true national interest would be for the Liberal government to have kept it’s election promises to redo the Kinder Morgan review,” Malcolmson replied. “But most importantly to truly reconcile with Indigenous people. If you’re going to sign off on UNDRIP, then you cannot ram a pipeline through. And it’s in the national interest to protect the environment and that’s what we’re doing.”[email protected]@ToddLamirandelast_img read more

Strong economic performance grows GDP by nearly 6

first_img Preview of Budget reveals salary hikes, millions is saving with retired of UK bail out loan Cabinet Ministers get to spend more, CFO stays on the job Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 17 Dec 2015 – Another strong report for the economy of the Turks and Caicos and this time it is coming from the Department of Statistics with the publication of a National Accounts Survey, which is now available online. The Turks and Caicos is projected to nearly double financial growth as the GDP will increase by just under 6%. The news comes from the Strategic Policy and Planning Department of the Ministry of Finance, its Acting Director Shirlen Forbes said: “This projected growth will be driven mainly by strong performance in the tourism sector and projected private sector investments worth more than $400 million dollars.” The SPPD said the prognosis is made on the back of a surge in business in the wholesale and retail sectors thanks to the more robust tourism and real estate industries, government’s fiscal prudence in recent years and low internal and external debt. While the hotel and restaurant sectors grew by 5%, the construction industry did suffer some with a dip of 3.5%.Forbes, in that media statement issued Wednesday said a boom is coming for construction though, I quote: “This sector will be propelled by foreign direct investment in large-scale tourism related projects as well as revitalization of stalled projects…” There was a warning too, that though the TCI GDP will grow, the economy is still fragile and is subject to “global health concerns, geopolitical tensions, adverse weather conditions and unavailability of external financing for private sector projects…” There was a thank you from Shirlen Forbes who identified that the business community, public corporations and government agencies all assisted in the compilation of the National Accounts Survey; you can find the 69 page document in full at Related Items:national accounts survey, shirlien forbes, tci gdp, washington misick Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI European Union money could be lost due to UK referendum on membershiplast_img read more

Kiwanis Christmas Tree Lighting Sunday 530pm

first_img Related Items:#KiwanisChristmastreelighting, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, December 2, 2016 – A holiday tradition unravels at the parking lot near Smart Grocery store on Sunday from 5:30pm as the Kiwanis Club holds its annual Christmas Tree Lighting.There will be special performances by all of the schools and guest artists, Youth Vision and Tess Charles.Our favorite friend from the North Pole, Santa will be there and we are informed that there are hundreds of gifts for the children with other treats including face painting and photo opportunity with Penny Lane Studios set up on site.It is called a great evening out for the family, weather forecasts calling for breezy conditions with temperatures around 77°.last_img read more

Ranieri Mourinho was the first to welcome me back

first_imgClaudio Ranieri revealed Jose Mourinho was the first manager to welcome him “home” as Fulham prepare to take on Manchester UnitedThe 67-year-old was surprisingly named the new Fulham coach last month following Slavisa Jokanovic’s dismissal after a poor start on their return to the Premier League.Ranieri has since managed one win in his three games in charge with Fulham still bottom of the league table.The Italian will be hoping to extend United’s winless run in the league to five matches ahead of Saturday’s trip to Old Trafford.But, despite having been criticised by Mourinho in the past, Ranieri revealed the good relationship he has with the Portuguese – who showed his support for him when he was sacked from Leicester City by wearing his initials, CR, in a show of solidarity.“He was the first who sent me a message to say welcome back. He is a very friendly friend,” said Ranieri, according to the Telegraph.“He told me, ‘Welcome back, all the best’. We speak about everything.“It was a text message. Sometimes we speak. He’s a fantastic man.“I know him for a long time, when he came to Chelsea and in Italy, and he was very polite with me.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“He’s a great man, coach, manager and also the football is important.“I enjoy very much (being back in the Premier League), I’ve come back home.”The former Chelsea boss concedes that Fulham will need to be perfect against United, regardless of their struggles.“Manchester are one of the best teams in the Premier League and also in the Champions League,” added Ranieri.“It’s a fantastic team and stadium and we want to make a point. We know it’s hard, but nothing is impossible.“Manchester are getting better, for us it will be difficult. We must make a perfect performance.“Every manager would like to win, the desire is to win, but we have a great respect for Manchester.“Every match we improve, but it’s not easy because when you stay at the bottom of the table, it’s not so (easy to be) confident 100 per cent.“I gave my confidence to my players, but if you have two or three good results the confidence of the team grows immediately and I am confident we will do this.”last_img read more