Scoil Chriost Ri competing well in third appearance at World School basketball Championships

first_imgHome Sport Basketball Scoil Chriost Ri competing well in third appearance at World School basketball… SportBasketball Scoil Chriost Ri competing well in third appearance at World School basketball Championships WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest TAGSScoil Chriost Ri Scoil Chríost Rí competed a remarkable feat last year as they qualified to represent Ireland in the International Schools Basketball World championships in Greece 2019.This is the third time the Portlaoise school have competed in this tournament, having previously played in Jerusalem in 1999 and Turkey in 2001.After three fierce days of competition, the Laois school are now in a battle to finish between 13-16th position.Scoil Chriost Ri were drawn in Group C alongside one of the favourites, Finland, and Lebanon.They suffered a 95-28 defeat to Finland and after Lebanon also lost out to the Scandinavian side, the game between Scoil Chriost Ri and the Asian outfit would determine who would finish second and advance from the group.This was a tight game but the Laois girls came out on top by 45-37 and advanced to the last 16.Chinese Taipei were Scoil Chriost Ri’s opponents in that game but the Asian side came out on top ending the Laois school’s chance of winning the competition outright.They instead headed to the play-offs for 9-16th place where they faced fellow European side Hungary this morning.After a tough battle, Scoil Chriost lost out 68-54 and are now in a playoff to finish between 13-16th place.They will face the losers of China and Estonia in their next game tomorrow.PANEL: Shauna Dooley, Ella Byrne, Ciara Byrne, Grainne O’Reilly, Amy Byrne, Jade Burke, Jasmine Burke, Rebecca Reddin, Sophie Delahunt, Sarah Fleming, Faith Umeh, Rachel Glynn, Sinead Dooley Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results SEE ALSO – PROFILED: The Laois teenagers representing Ireland in the world basketball championships Facebook Twittercenter_img WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleMinister for Justice and Equality contacted about putting continuous white line on Laois roadNext articleFormer Lady President of Mountrath Golf Club remembered fondly as she is laid to rest Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. GAA Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory GAA Facebook By Alan Hartnett – 17th April 2019 GAA 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

British regulator launches crowdfuding consultation

Facebook LinkedIn Twitter OSC issues interim order on startup crowdfunding exemptions Share this article and your comments with peers on social media CSA seeks to kickstart crowdfunding For retail investors, firms will only be allowed to promote crowdfunding platforms to: sophisticated investors, high net worth investors, retail clients who receive regulated investment advice; or, to retail clients who certify that they will not invest more than 10% of their portfolio in unlisted shares or debt securities. The FCA says that this measure reflects the fact that most investments in start-up businesses result in a complete loss (between 50% and 70% of new businesses fail in the early years, it says). For non-advised clients, firms must also assess suitability before allowing them to invest through the platform. For debt crowdfunding, it’s proposing disclosure requirements for issuers, a 14-day cooling off period for both sides in a deal, and new prudential and resolution requirements for platforms, among other things. The FCA is taking over responsibility for consumer credit regulation in April 2014. The FCA says that its proposals will make the crowdfunding market more accessible, will help foster competition and facilitate access to alternative finance options, and provide additional consumer protection. “Consumers need to be clear on what they’re getting into and what the risks of crowdfunding are. Our rules provide this clarity and extra protection for consumers, balanced by a desire to ensure firms and individuals continue to have access to this innovative source of funding,” said Christopher Woolard, the FCA’s director of policy, risk and research. The paper is out for comment until December 19, and the FCA plans to finalize its rules in February or March 2014. Yesterday the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released it long-awaited rules on crowdfunding, and today the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) launched its own consultation on crowdfunding. The FCA Thursday published a consultation paper that addresses both equity and debt-based crowdfunding deals. Equity crowdfunding is already regulated in the UK, but the FCA is proposing to revise the rules to ensure that investors must be informed of the risks, and be able to withstand possible losses. New rules for U.K. crowdfunding market aim to bolster investor protection, innovation Related news Keywords CrowdfundingCompanies Financial Conduct Authority James Langton read more

Significant inheritance not in the cards for half of Canadians

first_imgTop taxfilers see incomes rise Companies Edward Jones In addition, a person’s income doesn’t have a major impact on his or her inheritance expectations, the survey also found. For example, 50% of survey participants with annual income of less than $40,000 are expecting an inheritance whereas 39% of those earning more than $100,000 are anticipating one. Regardless of whether clients may expect an inheritance, Edward Jones suggests that financial planning is necessary for all. “Planning ahead so that you can have an appropriate strategy in place is crucial, whether or not you are not expecting an inheritance from your loved ones,” says Patrick French, principal of solutions tools and consulting with Edward Jones. “It’s not always easy to talk about, but we encourage Canadians to start the conversation about inheritance early so that they can plan accordingly.” Among the survey participants who are planning to leave an inheritance, the survey found that approximately 60% say it “will provide a significant contribution to their loved one’s long term financial future.” Specifically, the survey found that 61% of those aged 55 to 64 and 57% of those aged 65 and older are expecting to leave a “significant contribution” after they die. Leger surveyed 1,565 Canadians in May on behalf of Edward Jones. Photo copyright: fer737ng/123RF Almost half (49%) of Canadians are not expecting to receive a meaningful inheritance, according to a new survey from Mississauga, Ont.-based Edward Jones. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter James Langton last_img read more

Major reforms to Australia’s foreign investment framework pass parliament

first_imgMajor reforms to Australia’s foreign investment framework pass parliament The Morrison Government has today passed legislation that gives effect to the most significant reforms to the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 in nearly 50 years.The reforms, which will commence on 1 January 2021, ensure that our foreign investment framework keeps pace with emerging risks and global developments, including similar changes to foreign investment regimes in comparable countries.The new provisions will strengthen Australia’s foreign investment regime and ensure we continue to realise the benefits of foreign investment. In particular, it will require foreign investors to:Seek approval for all investments in sensitive national security land or businesses (including starting such a business), regardless of value.Be subject to enhanced monitoring and investigation powers, as well as stronger and more flexible enforcement options and penalties.Continue to bear the costs of administering the foreign investment regime, under a reformed fee framework that will be fairer and simpler for foreign investors.With effect from 1 January 2021, the current temporary $0 monetary screening thresholds that were introduced in response to the coronavirus will be removed. However, mandatory screening of investments in sensitive national security businesses will continue at the current $0 monetary threshold.Australia will continue to welcome foreign investment for the significant benefits it provides but also ensure that investments are not contrary to the national interest.While the temporary thresholds have enabled greater scrutiny of investments, Australia has remained an attractive destination for foreign investment. Foreign investment inflows have remained robust during the pandemic, supporting Australia’s economic recovery.To assist investors with the transition to the new system, Treasury will shortly publish public guidance materials on the Foreign Investment Review Board website. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AusPol, Australia, Australian Treasury, coronavirus, Effect, Government, investigation, Investment, legislation, Morrison, Morrison Government, pandemic, penalty, screening, security, websitelast_img read more

First Regional Review of Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration Concludes in Asia and Pacific

first_imgFirst Regional Review of Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration Concludes in Asia and Pacific The first regional review of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in Asia and the Pacific concluded today with a call for greater collaboration among countries in the region to implement this global framework for action to reap the benefits of migration for all.The review, organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Regional UN Network on Migration for Asia and the Pacific* from 10 to 12 March, brought together over 200 government representatives and stakeholders who discussed concrete steps to align migration with sustainable development and respect for human and labour rights in and beyond the COVID-19 era.Prior to the review, five consultations were held with diverse stakeholders to ensure their participation in the review process and provide them with opportunities to put forward recommendations. Among the conclusions at the review was the need to seize the opportunity to reimagine human mobility in Asia and the Pacific. The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed the region further behind in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In light of this, delegates called for stronger collaboration amongst Governments in implementing the Global Compact in the region to ensure that no one is left behind. Policies should respect labour and human rights and be gender-responsive and child-sensitive.The review also ensured that Asia and the Pacific would be well represented at the International Migration Review Forum in 2022 to make migration a priority in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the region. “As most migration is regional in nature, we must advance regional cooperation and partnerships at the regional, subregional and bilateral levels,” said Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of ESCAP. “Let us work together, countries, intergovernmental organizations, stakeholders and UN entities. No country can address the challenges and opportunities of migration alone. We must be ambitious and advance practical implementation of the Global Compact.”“As we learned from the pandemic – no one is safe until everyone is safe; therefore, a migrant-inclusive approach is key to finding a sustainable solution,” said H.E. Mr. Don Pramudwinai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand. “No matter how overwhelmed we are by the impacts of COVID-19, we can and must continue to advance. We must use the Global Compact to its full potential in overcoming these challenges.”“This regional review offered the participants an opportunity to compare experiences among countries, share good practices and enhance collective actions in the Asia-Pacific region,” said Mr. António Vitorino, Director-General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Coordinator of the UN Network on Migration. “Today, member States and stakeholders have demonstrated the relevance and tangible value of the Global Compact for millions of migrants in the region.”Ms. Chihoko Asada-Miyakawa, Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, ILO added, “COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on migrant workers, and they should be integral to our plans as we seek to build back better after the pandemic. Policies and approaches need to be fairer and more inclusive if we are to provide the protection and access to decent work that migrants deserve.”In the Asia-Pacific region, the number of international migrants has grown from 52 million in 1990 to over 65 million today, roughly 25 per cent of all the world’s international migrants. Notably, 70 per cent of all international migrants in Asia and the Pacific come from within the region.The Asia-Pacific review will feed into the first International Migration Review Forum (IMRF) in 2022, informing the Forum of regional trends, challenges, successful practices and emerging issues in the region. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Asia, Commission, Deputy Prime Minister, ESCAP, Foreign Affairs, Government, Human Rights, ILO, migration, pacific, participants, Prime Minister, sustainable, Thailand, UN, United Nationslast_img read more

MyCUInfo Google search returning wrong address

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: May 8, 2017 Recently, Google searches for the term “mycuinfo” have begun returning web addresses (or URLs) that are incorrect, resulting in an error when users try to log in at sites provided in the search results.The correct URL for the MyCUInfo portal is https://mycuinfo.colorado.edu, though entering mycuinfo.colorado.edu without the https:// will also work. It is best practice to memorize or bookmark frequently visited websites like the portal. To set a bookmark for MyCUInfo, make sure that your are first logged in to the portal.The Office of Information Technology (OIT) is working to resolve this Google search issue, but regardless, they recommend following the guidelines above to navigate to the portal.Categories:Deadlines & AnnouncementsCampus Communitylast_img read more

Woman arrested for forgery

first_imgHomeNewsCrimeWoman arrested for forgery Jan. 30, 2017 at 8:00 amCrimeWoman arrested for forgeryeditor4 years agoCrime Watchdaily press crime watchPolice DepartmentSanta Monicasanta monica daily presssanta monica police On January 21, at about 8:36 p.m.Officers responded to a radio call for service at Bloomingdales regarding a theft suspect in custody. Officers determined the suspect entered the store and selected clothing. The suspect attempted to purchase the merchandise using a $100 bill. The sales clerk believed the bill was fake and called Loss Prevention for assistance. The Loss Prevention Agent checked the bill and determined the bill was counterfeit. The suspect was detained until police arrival. An additional counterfeit bill was recovered from the suspect. The suspect was taken into custody without incident. Carol Jean Thompson, 56, from Glendale, was arrested for forgery and burglary/shoplifting. Bail was set at $5,000.Tags :Crime Watchdaily press crime watchPolice DepartmentSanta Monicasanta monica daily presssanta monica policeshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentKBUGCity awards $2.9 million to woman hit by a Big Blue Bus employeeYou Might Also LikeCrimeCRIME WATCHNewsCrime WatchGuest Author3 days agoCrimeFeaturedKnife-wielding woman arrested during L.A. Councilman’s speechGuest Author4 days agoCrimeCRIME WATCHNewsCrime WatchGuest Author7 days agoCrimeFeaturedHomeless man loses an eye to BB gun assaultGuest Author1 week agoCrimeCRIME WATCHNewsCrime WatchGuest Author1 week agoCrimeFeaturedNewsDUI & Possession of a Rifle ArrestsGuest Author1 week agolast_img read more

Balancing Growth with Preservation

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Paul Travis has a pair of maps shaded in varying degrees of green and brown, signifying the densities of developed and undeveloped lands in the Flathead Valley.One map, from 1970, is coated in green with small segments of orange where the valley’s towns exist.The other map, from 2010, is mostly tanned with residential and commercial growth, spreading from Kalispell, Whitefish and Columbia Falls toward the outlying mountain ranges and lakes.Indeed, Flathead County’s population has more than doubled in that timeframe, from nearly 40,000 people to over 93,000.Looking at both maps and the continued growth in population and development, Travis, the executive director of the Flathead Land Trust, asks: What will the Flathead Valley look like in 2050?This question lies at the center of the Flathead Land Trust’s new conservation plan, which was unveiled late last month. After gathering input from community members and stakeholders, the local nonprofit organization crafted an updated blueprint guiding efforts and attention for the coming years.This latest plan replaces the previous strategy that was released in 2006 with added emphasis on three key areas: community projects such as trails and other popular community projects; habitat conservation projects including conserving migratory bird habitat; and agricultural conservation projects to conserve the valley’s farmlands.“Those three areas that we spell out in the new conservation plan are where we’re putting more emphasis and time and doing more outreach and working with landowners within those areas,” Travis said. “We’ve heard from the community that they would like their local land trust to focus on these issues and that’s what we’re trying to do.”The previous conservation plan focused the organization’s efforts on the Flathead River to Lake Initiative, a collaborative effort to protect the most critical open space lands along the Flathead River and north shore of Flathead Lake. The initiative led to successfully protecting over 5,000 acres since 2002, adding to a conservation network totaling over 11,000 acres of private and public lands.This latest plan circles around the overall goal of conserving open space in a rapidly growing valley. The plan notes that Flathead County is one of the fastest growing counties in the state, increasing its population at an estimated 1.5 percent a year. An estimated 23,000 more residents are expected to live in the county by 2050, which is the equivalent of adding another city the size of Kalispell to the county over the next 35 years. This doesn’t include the growth in seasonal visitors experienced each year.“As population growth results in more residential housing, commercial development and infrastructure and contributes to the region’s economic prosperity, it also comes with some loss of the open space lands, fish and wildlife habitat, and clean water we all cherish. Our conservation plan is intended to prioritize which private lands to try and conserve before it is lost to development,” said Ryan Hunter, the Flathead Land Trust employee responsible for developing the plan.The plan highlights the valley’s diverse range of bird species, especially around the north shore of Flathead Lake. Montana Audubon designated the north shore as an Important Bird Area in 2009. More than 229 species have been recorded for the general area, of which 172 are regulars, according to FWP.The land also acts as a natural filter for groundwater entering the lake.Protecting habitat for these species is critically important, Travis said.Farmlands throughout the Flathead are also in danger of disappearing, Travis said, and those lands foster important characteristics such as rich soil and groundwater sources.“These open spaces are disappearing the fastest and it’s important to keep the farmlands and farming as part of the cultural and economic fabric of this valley,” he said.The new plan also directs the organization to seek partnerships with other organizations for recreational projects, such as the Whitefish Trail and Foys to Blacktail Trail.“That’s something we’ve already been doing but this gives us more direction to try to do even more of this in a more concerted way,” Travis said.Flathead Land Trust was founded 30 years ago by a group of community members who saw the likelihood of the valley’s urban growth in the years ahead and were interested in preserving some of its original rural character. The organization’s primary role is to negotiate voluntary conservation agreements with private landowners ensuring that the open spaces, wetlands, wildlife habitat and other conservation values of the private land are maintained in perpetuity.Travis is quick to point out that Flathead Land Trust is not “anti-development,” but instead is focused on balancing the residential, commercial and industrial growth with traditionally open space and natural habitat.“We’re trying to look for ways we can use land conservation to create other opportunities for people and ways that are valuable to the community,” he said.The Flathead Land Trust is hosting a boat tour of the north shore of Flathead Lake on July 14 to celebrate Open Land month. The charter boat tour will be on the Far West from 6-9 p.m. Tickets may be purchased for $20 each. Reserve a spot at 752-8293 [email protected] read the new conservation plan, visit http://www.flatheadlandtrust.org. Emaillast_img read more

Information day in Dungloe for those planning a new business

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews An information day is taking place in Dungloe tomorrow (Wednesday June 15th) for individuals and groups who may be planning to start a businesses or enterpriseThe Dungloe Community Network are hosting the Enterprise and Tourism Fair at the Dungloe Public Service Centre tomorrow  from 11am to 3pm.There’s speakers from “The Wild Atlantic Way”, Donegal Tourism, Udaras Na Gealtachta and the Donegal Local Enterprise Office.Gerry Lennon of the Dungloe Community Network:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/gerrydungloe.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+ Pinterest By News Highland – June 14, 2016 Harps come back to win in Waterford center_img Information day in Dungloe for those planning a new business Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe Facebook Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady Previous articleMica Action Group reports a 25% increase in registrationsNext articleSecond public meeting over Inishowen ambulance service for more TDs to attend News Highland Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase DL Debate – 24/05/21last_img read more

Questions asked over progress on Ramelton wall repairs

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AudioHomepage BannerNews Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+ Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford Pinterest Google+ Previous articleSurveyors report on Carn courthouse being assessedNext articleSchools, colleges & childcare facilities are closed from today News Highland Twittercenter_img Donegal County Council is being warned to take a proactive approach over erosion on the Quay Road in Ramelton. Part of the wall along the Quay has fallen in in recent times and while some interim measures have been put in place, there are still safety concerns locally.The Council says that it is working to identify the appropriate programme under which the wall should be assessed.Cllr Ian McGarvey says he called for an examination of the wall years ago, and says it must be done as a matter of urgency:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/ianqudfgdfgdfayconcern1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Questions asked over progress on Ramelton wall repairs Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction By News Highland – March 13, 2020 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Pinterestlast_img read more