Share whatsapp More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org whatsapp FINANCIAL TIMESGE EXPECTS DOUBLE-DIGIT GROWTH IN CHINAGeneral Electric expects “solid double-digit” sales growth in China this year and “for a long period of time”, although revenues there have fallen short of expectations, chief executive Jeff Immelt has said. 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HU DEFENDS BEIJING’S CURRENCY POLICYHu Jintao, China’s president, defended Beijing’s currency policy , telling a business audience in Washington that the Chinese economy had helped create 14m jobs around the world through its growing imports. Speaking on Thursday after US congressional leaders pressed complaints about the Chinese currency being undervalued, Mr Hu also said that the export of “quality and inexpensive” products had saved US consumers $600bn, although he did not specify over what time period.THE TIMESBANKS TOLD TO PUBLISH DONATIONS TO ENCOURAGE HIGH-FLYERS TO GIVE GENEROUSLYBanks would have to publish the amount their staff contribute to charity under controversial plans to boost philanthropy, The Times has learnt. 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SIC Insurance Comany Limited (SIC.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about SIC Insurance Comany Limited (SIC.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the SIC Insurance Comany Limited (SIC.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: SIC Insurance Comany Limited (SIC.gh) 2011 annual report.Company ProfileSIC Insurance Company Limited is a leading insurance company in Ghana providing non-life products in the motor, marine and aviation, fire and accident sectors. The motor division covers accidental loss of motorbikes and vehicles and third-party accident, fire and theft. The Marine and Aviation division covers airborne cargoes, ships and fishing vessels, ports and harbour installations and aviation insurance covering aircrafts, cargo and passengers. The Fire division covers accidental destruction of properties including household, personal, commercial and industrial buildings and effects. The Accident division’s coverage ranges from personal and family accidents to cash-in-transit, banker’s indemnity and contractor’s all-risk insurance. SIC Insurance Company also offers workmen’s compensation insurance, general bonds and engineering and construction insurance as well as offering investment, asset and fund management advisory services. SIC Insurance Company was founded in 1955 and its head office is in Accra, Ghana. SIC Insurance Company Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange
Golden Star Resources Limited (GSR.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Golden Star Resources Limited (GSR.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Golden Star Resources Limited (GSR.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Golden Star Resources Limited (GSR.gh) 2015 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileGolden Star Resources Limited is a gold mining and exploration company which owns and operates the Wassa open-pit gold mine and Wassa underground mine in Ghana as well as a carbon-in-leach processing plant located near Tarkwa, Ghana. The gold mining company also has interests in the Bogoso gold mining and processing operation, Prestea open-pit mining operations and the Prestea underground development project located near Prestea, Ghana. Golden Star Resources Limited holds and manages interests in various gold exploration properties in Ghana and Brazil. Its headquarters are in Toronto, Canada. Golden Star Resources Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange
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Savings accounts already struggle to keep up with today’s consumer price inflation rate of 0.7%. Imagine if inflation was 3%, 4% or 5%? True, savings rates will increase if the Bank of England lifts base rates, but there’s likely to be a major lag when the real value of your savings will be falling at an even faster rate than today.I believe UK shares offer a much better way of protecting your wealth against the ravages of inflation. That’s why I’d ignore bond funds and the Cash ISA, and buy UK shares for this year’s ISA portfolio instead.Right now, the Treasury is predicting GDP growth of 4.4% this year, followed by an incredible 7.3% next year. That will be a huge boost for UK shares, because if people are spending more, businesses will be making more money.Inflation fears growBritons are sitting on an estimated £1.2trn lockdown cash pile, according to asset management group Janus Henderson. Supermarkets, clothing stores, travel firms and the leisure & hospitality sector should reap the benefit when people splurge. As will the big banks and oil companies, which are heavily represented on the FTSE 100.However, inflation isn’t all good news for UK shares. If it races past 5%, businesses will be reluctant to invest, as they may not get a real return. Higher rates also increase borrowing costs. Utility bills and other household expenses will rise. Ultimately, this could squeeze consumer spending, especially if wages fall behindValue stocks do better when inflation is high, growth stocks do worse. Hence the recent sell off in Tesla and others tech growth heroes. So, I might rebalance my UK shareholdings by adding some value. Raging, uncontrolled inflation would be bad news for everybody. UK shares still look like the best place to be though. Harvey Jones | Monday, 15th March, 2021 Image source: Getty Images. 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DUBLIN, IRELAND – FEBRUARY 02: Jamie Heaslip of Ireland charges upfield during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and Scotland at the Aviva Stadium on February 2, 2014 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) French fancy: Sexton showed no signs of fatigue during Ireland’s 28-6 win over ScotlandBy Claire Glancy Stepping in: Heaslip was comfortable in the captain’s roleCompetition for placesFor the first time in a long time, players are not going to be guaranteed their position in the starting XV or matchday squad. Understandably the likes of Paul O’Connell or Sean O’Brien would be expected to regain their place once fit but I suppose the point is that there doesn’t have to be the sense of panic such absences would previously have brought given the performances of their replacements, Dan Tuohy and Chris Henry. The same goes for the front row. Schmidt had the luxury of bringing on three younger, less experienced players but neither the scrum nor the team suffered as a result. An international squad should not be a case of 15 players plus the rest, to be successful everyone involved needs to know that they have a chance of playing. Schmidt is spreading that belief, from the likes of Andrew Trimble making his first Six Nations start in two years to Martin Moore winning his first cap or Simon Zebo waiting in the flanks to be recalled.French fatigue hasn’t hit SextonThere has been much concern about Jonathan Sexton since his move to Racing Métro. While his compatriots like Jamie Heaslip and Brian O’Driscoll have made between seven and ten appearances for Leinster, the French are determined to get their money’s worth with the fly-half who has featured 19 times for his club already this season. Sexton has been refreshingly honest about the trials of his French move and even warned his international team-mates against it, but if homesickness has been a problem for the him it’s worked to Ireland’s advantage because on Sunday he relished being back on home soil. There is no sign of fatigue in Sexton. He’s energized, excited and now even more experienced from his time in the Top 14.Break-fast: Healy made his mark against ScotlandConsistency is key Wales will be a greater physical and mental testWith only six days to recover, Ireland have to switch their minds quickly on to the challenges that await them on Saturday. The firepower of Jamie Roberts, George North and co will put the Irish defence under pressure, while the Welsh back row will be out to stop Sexton developing any attacking pattern for Ireland. Defensively Ireland held up against Scotland but the coaches will need to get Luke Marshall and Brian O’Driscoll into the attacking game more often if they are to break down the Welsh. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS It’s a cliché we’ve heard repeated by Ian McGeechan on Lions tours and Stuart Lancaster at the beginning of his term with England but after the lows of last year, Ireland had to get some pride back in the jersey. They’ve started this tournament with a win, however they managed the same last season against Wales at the Millennium Stadium before their tournament ground to a halt at half-time in that match. It is clear to see the focus and technical detail they are applying to the set piece. The forwards seem to understand their roles and in Cian Healy, Ireland have a world class prop forward. Whether it be the scrum or line out, Ireland now have a set-piece that has the potential to challenge any side in the world. Even in the absence of Paul O’Connell, the pack wasn’t without its leaders with Rory Best and all of the back-rowers having skippered both club and country.Schmidt’s scheme taking shapeElements of Joe Schmidt’s style are starting to show, particularly in the way Ireland are looking to attack: offloads, interplay between forwards and aggressive running lines from starter plays. Sexton is mixing up his game and providing quick ball to the outside backs through fast passing and clever wrap around lines – all of which will continue to challenge defences. A willingness to build pressure by looking to score tries rather than just take three points shows an air of confidence and self-belief amongst the team.
Justice for Breonna Taylor protest, Louisville, Ky., May 29.These slightly edited remarks were given by Monica Moorehead at a June 7 International Women’s Alliance webinar: “Building our militant global women’s movement to resist imperialism in the time of COVID-19.” This series of International Women’s Alliance webinars could not have come at a more opportune time. A wave of rebellion is sweeping the globe. Who would have thought six months ago that the epicenter of this rebellion would be the U.S. — the imperialist belly of the beast? It is both shocking and not surprising that this is happening. The billionaire ruling class, their Wall Street investors and the Trump government are having nightmares, fighting among themselves, knowing that their entire system is under attack — first for ignoring all the early signs of the COVID-19 pandemic, followed by the lack of testing and health care for everyone, including essential workers — and with the unemployment rate approaching Great Depression levels, not counting 2 million incarcerated workers in prisons and detention centers, undocumented migrant workers, working-class and oppressed youth. Workers are resisting with strikes, sit-ins, car caravans and even resisting armed neofascists who want to reopen businesses. The second pandemic is the rebellion ignited on May 25 by the horrific torture and police lynching of the 46-year-old Black man in Minneapolis, George Floyd. It took five days for the cop who asphyxiated Floyd to be charged and several days later for the three other cops to be arrested. That rebellion will reach two weeks tomorrow (June 8). This rebellion against police terror has brought together Black, Latinx, Indigenous and white people of all generations, genders and abilities with marches, rallies, shutting down bridges, interstates, carrying out civil disobedience and expropriation — all in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, with people risking their health to be in the streets in all 50 states, in large and small cities. This inspiring rebellion has spread around the world on almost every continent in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, which is an international struggle. Underneath these two unprecedented pandemics is a dying capitalist economic system based on making profits, not meeting human needs. Capitalism has been in a permanent economic crisis since the housing market crash in 2008. It never has and never will fully recover. This crisis is reflected in low-wage jobs, lack of housing, closings of hospitals and clinics, mass incarceration, a rise in domestic and sexual violence, attacks on reproductive justice, police brutality, environmental racism, lack of healthy foods, etc. For working-class people and people of color, there has always been a generational social crisis for years before 2008. But COVID-19 has made these issues more acute, especially with the genocidal numbers of people of color dying, at a rate 50 percent higher than whites due to institutionalized racism. Women are resisting on all frontsIn my organization, International Working Women’s Coalition, our main slogan is “Every issue is a woman’s issue.” We have a 10-point program that begs the question: Can we live without all the basic human needs like health care, jobs, housing, food and more? We say that in order to win these rights, you have to unite and fight capitalism and imperialism, which propagates white supremacy in all forms. And patriarchy and gender oppression are used to divide women and all sectors of our class.Who are on the front lines in the COVID-19 crisis? Mainly health care workers, the majority being women who put their lives on the line to save lives, but are dying because they don’t have personal protective necessities, access to ventilators and other lifesaving equipment. Women, especially women of color, have seen their numbers swell as incarcerated workers. Many are single mothers.Women have also been victims of police violence, like Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old Black EMT worker, shot eight times by Louisville, Ky., police while sleeping this past March. Her 27th birthday was on June 5. She is just the latest victim of police terror. There’s Sandra Bland in Texas, Rekia Boyd in Chicago, Shantel Davis and Kyam Livingston in New York, and countless other women of color whose lives have been tragically cut short. None of the police involved have been arrested or charged. But women are resisting on all fronts. Women of color, Black, Latinx and Indigenous, as well as anti-racist whites, a vast majority of them young, are on the front lines of this rebellion, not backing down from the police. Health care workers are rallying and marching against their terrible conditions, fighting both COVID and saying Black Lives Matter. Women are on the frontlines fighting these and other neoliberal policies emanating from the imperialist system both at home and abroad. The COVID-19 virus may be keeping a lot of us off the streets due to age and preexisting health conditions, but we can still show solidarity in other ways to fight any isolation, including women’s assemblies. We need to agree on some global united days of action on issues that most impact women, because despite where we live and struggle, we face the same struggles and the same fight against the same oppressive system. A good start is to defend this global rebellion against police and military terror, however long it lasts, because it is a woman’s issue. As the Assata Shakur chant says, as it applies to women and gender-oppressed people, “We have nothing to lose but our chains.” Monica Moorehead is an executive committee member of IWA. She is also a coordinator of the International Working Women’s Day Coalition in New York City. Moorehead is a managing editor of Workers World newspaper and a contributing writer for the 1995 pamphlet, “Capitalism’s war on women: Why the system is responsible for violence against women.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
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NewsBreaking news100 new jobs announced in LimerickBy Staff Reporter – December 1, 2014 701 Twitter Print Email Linkedin SOME 100 new jobs have been announced in Limerick by Information Technology Shared Services, a Division of Johnson & Johnson Services.The company plans to create the new jobs through the creation of a Development Centre at the National Technology Park, Plassey, Limerick.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Recruitment for the information technology positions will start immediately, and the positions are expected to be filled over the next two years.This investment is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, through IDA Ireland.Making the announcement Minister for Jobs Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton, who has met Johnson &Johnson a number of times in Ireland and the USA since taking office, said:“Today’s announcement that Johnson &Johnson, one of the biggest names in thecorporate world, is creating a further 100 jobs in Limerick to add to the 2000 people they already employ across Ireland, is a great boost. Multinational investment plays a key part in our jobs plan, and in recent years we have seen a very strong performance in this area.”Welcoming the announcement, IDA Ireland CEO, Martin Shanahan said:“Limerick is a great place for foreign companies to locate – IDA Ireland will continue to work hard to make sure that the city continues to enjoy investments like this in the future.”Commenting on the announcement Finance Minister Michael Noonan TD said jobcreation is a priority for the Government.“Today’s announcement is another welcome boost for Limerick and further proof that the Governments strategy in relation to job creation is working”. WhatsApp Advertisement Facebook Previous article#Video Seasonal cheer at Lough Gur Christmas villageNext articleIRFU target talent with sevens X Factor Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie
Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! NewsPoliticsPriority is to have a decent society with decent public servicesBy Alan Jacques – February 3, 2020 114 Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Email WhatsApp Limerick on Covid watch list Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Twitter Facebook Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleOn the Nail for poetryNext articleLimerick set to become film production hub Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin TAGSFianna FáilGE2020Limerick City and CountyNewspolitics Advertisement Print Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea has said that Limerick and Clare are being consistently left behind in terms of resources by MABS in the North Munster region IF FIANNA Fáil is elected to Government, its priority will be to have a decent society with decent public services.That’s according to the party’s spokesman on Employment Affairs and Social Protection Willie O’Dea who says that a Fianna Fáil Government would also raise the State Pension by €25.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Limerick City TD said, “Our priority is to have a decent society with decent public services. We have a progressive Finance Plan, which seeks to end the crisis in housing and the crisis in health.” Fianna Fáil will deliver for older people. A key priority for us in government will be to ensure that older people have the income and resources that they require to live full and independent lives.”“We will increase the State pension by €25 over the lifetime of the next government. We will protect the Free Travel Scheme; allocate an additional €20million to Housing Adaptation Grants and provide an additional €5million home care hours over the next five years.“Fianna Fáil will also ensure that those who are 65 but not yet entitled to a State pension will not have to sign on the dole. We will provide a transition payment, defer the increase in the State pension age and establish a Commission on Pensions to examine this issue.”Deputy O’Dea also dipped into his party’s shopping list to promise a change in direction on Housing with a return to days of home ownership.“We will return to building public housing. We will build 50,000 more affordable homes and 50,000 more social homes. We will increase the Help to Buy Scheme to help First Time Buyers. We will introduce a savers scheme that gives First Time Buyers a helping hand of €10,000 towards their deposit.”And he says that Fianna Fáil have big plans to tackle the Health Service.“A lack of resources in our Health Service is failing our most vulnerable particularly in the Mid-West with the A&E crisis at UHL. We in Fianna Fáil will add five million more Homecare Support hours, hire up to 1000 new consultants and hire 4000 new nurses and double the NTPF to €200m.”And that’s not all.In relation to childcare, Deputy O’Dea claims Fianna Fáil would increase State support to take some of the financial pressure off and ease the worries of mothers and fathers by quadrupling the weekly subsidy for every child under three in a crèche from €20 to €80.“Under Fianna Fáil, we will introduce a new €2000 per year tax credit for workers whose child is being minded by a registered child minder – equivalent to €166 per month and extend the successful ECCE scheme, introduced originally by Fianna Fáil for three to five-year-olds by two weeks per year to 40 weeks. We would also increase maternity and paternity leave to a total of 34 weeks – to be shared at the discretion of parents,” he concluded.
By News Highland – March 18, 2014 WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleSt.Eunan’s lift MacLarnon CupNext articlePramerica named as one of Ireland’s best workplaces News Highland Google+ Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey A Donegal councillor is calling for the abolition of Joint Policing Committees, saying they serve no purpose and are not a substitute for real accountability and reform.Last week, a meeting of the County Donegal JPC was adjourned after the Chairperson Cllr Noel Mc Bride clashed with Cllr Frank Mc Brearty. Cllr Mc Brearty was attempting to raise the issue of garda use of informants with Chief Superintendent Terry McGinn when Cllr Mc Bride ruled him out of order and tolds him to stick to the agenda.Cllr Mc Brearty challenged the chair, accussing him of stifling debate and protecting his party in government.Speaking afterwards to Highland Radio News, Cllr Mc Brearty said the system need to be radically changed………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/frankjpcmotion.mp3[/podcast] Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Mc Brearty to seek abolition of Joint Policing Committees Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week News Facebook Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Google+ Pinterest Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR