BUDGET REACTION – McHUGH SAYS TOUGH BUDGET IS PRO ENTERPRISE

first_imgFine Gael TD Joe McHugh has said that Minister for Finance Michael Noonan TD’s third budget, announced today, as “a tough set of measures that is pro-enterprise and offers hope to Donegal’s core industries.Joe McHugh TDReacting to Minister Noonan’s Budget 2014 speech from his Leinster House office, Deputy McHugh said “Today the Government has announced a Budget for the next 12 months which includes many tough measures. This country has reduced its spending-receipts deficit from 30% in 2010 to 4.8% in 2013.“That massive but necessary adjustment involves changes that are difficult for many ordinary people. Minister Noonan’s budget today includes tough measures, is pro-enterprise and offers hope to Donegal’s core industries. “This is a pro-enterprise budget. The Budget’s 13.5% tax break on investment in home renovation, up to a maximum of a €3,400 tax break on investment of up to €30,000, will give life to local construction contractors, who are a backbone of the local economy.“The decision by the Minister for Finance to maintain the lower rate of VAT at 9% is a relief for the tourism industry, which is crucial for Donegal. The industry has acknowledged that the reduction by Fine Gael of the lower VAT rate to 9% in 2011 has created and sustained jobs in tourism and hospitality across the country. The measure was to be temporary and was to end in 2013. Today’s announcement that it will continue is important for Donegal tourism enterprises.”He added that Budget 2014 offers a two-year income tax holiday to people currently on social welfare who set up new businesses.“This is a very attractive activation measure. I know many people in Donegal who are currently out of work and who have good business ideas but who are caught in a welfare trap. This measure may give these people the opportunity to move into entrepreneurship. “The Budget is pro-family. The burden of the Celtic Tiger collapse is being borne by many young couples, many of whom are crippled with Fianna Fáil-era mortgages. Free GP care for children aged 5 and under will be an important support for these hard-pressed families. I am also pleased that Budget 2014 guarantees that the pupil-teacher ratio will not increase. The announcement that 1,400 new teachers will be recruited in Irish schools in the next 12 months is welcome.“2013, and particularly last winter and last spring, proved to be historically difficult for farmers. Budget 2014 acknowledges this with a new suckler cow support scheme worth €60 per suckler cow.“The Irish people tasked Fine Gael and Labour in 2011 will building a new Ireland from the ruins of an economy that had been conceded to the European Central Bank. Today’s budget, though tough, represents another important step on the steady road to a brighter future.” BUDGET REACTION – McHUGH SAYS TOUGH BUDGET IS PRO ENTERPRISE was last modified: October 15th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:Budget 2013deputy joe mchughlast_img read more

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Manipur government gets tougher against agitations opposing Citizenship Bill

first_imgThe Manipur government has firmed up its stand against the agitations opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. The entire Northeast region is experiencing various forms of agitations against the Bill. Manipur Chief Secretary J. Suresh Babu issued an order on Monday instructing all government offices and educational institutes to open during the 18-hour general strike called by some organisations in the NE region from Monday midnight.However, Manipur’s Education Minister T. Radheshyam said on Monday that the Bill has no clause to hurt the interest of Manipur.Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a function in Imphal on Monday, the Minister said that some Opposition parties had misled the people with disinformation. If it is pointed out that there are clauses against the people, the government is ready for talks.However, it is in contrast to what the Chief Minister N. Biren has been saying. He has been saying that a clause would be added to the Bill to protect the interest of Manipur. Congress Legislative Party (CLP) leader Okram Ibobi questioned it pointing out that the Bill passed by the Lok Sabha cannot be altered in any manner at the behest of the Manipur Chief Minister. Women activists demanded immediate actions since the Bill in the present form may be passed any day.Some weeks ago Mr. Biren made a surprise visit to the Secretariat and ordered deduction of one day’s salary as over 250 employees were absent during a general strike.Frustrated employees said that when there is no proper public transport system and all roads are unsafe as activists are present everywhere the government employees and students cannot attend office. One employee said that in the past, employees were allowed to sleep in the office premises during strikes and they were provided free meals. But for unexplained reasons this facility was denied.last_img read more

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10 months ago​Man Utd legend Keane: Players threw Mourinho under the bus

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Man Utd legend Keane: Players threw Mourinho under the busby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveRoy Keane suggests that Manchester United’s players are to blame for the sacking of manager Jose Mourinho.Keane has lashed out at the group of players at United, suggesting they “got away with murder” with their performances.United are 6th in the table, 11 points off the top four. A 3-1 defeat to Liverpool led to the manager losing his job.”You would fall out with these players,” Keane told BBC Radio 5 live.”Players who turn up overweight, do not train properly and are not producing… for some to down tools, shame on some of those players.”I am not Jose’s biggest fan, but I can’t tolerate footballers who hide behind agents, their pals in the media – it is a bit of a joke.” last_img read more

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9 months agoPorto reveal huge release clause for Man Utd, Real Madrid target Militao

first_imgPorto reveal huge release clause for Man Utd, Real Madrid target Militaoby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid would have to pay €75m to sign Porto defender Eder Militao.The 20-year-old is being tracked by Manchester United and Real.But any deal for the youngster has been complicated by a clause in his current contract. According to Portuguese outlet O Jogo, Porto inserted a €75m in Militao’s contract after signing him from Sao Paolo last summer.United are working on a number of centre-back targets, with Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly at the top of the list.Militao was previously viewed as a cheaper alternative before his release clause was reported. TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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20 days agoAC Milan goalkeeper Reina: We can be proud of Genoa fight-back

first_imgAC Milan goalkeeper Reina: We can be proud of Genoa fight-backby Carlos Volcano20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan goalkeeper Pepe Reina was delighted saving an injury-time penalty as they beat Genoa 2-1. Reina was not supposed to play at Marassi on Saturday night, but was a last-minute starter when Gianluigi Donnarumma felt ill during the warm-up. “After the mistake in the first half, experience helped me to stay concentrated on every detail and not let my head slip away from the game,” Reina told Milan TV, referring to gifting the opener to Lasse Schone.“I am proud to see the reaction of the lads, especially after our defeat to Fiorentina and a bad first half here. We never gave up, tried to turn it around and at the end bring home three very important points.“We knew at the break that a goal would get us back into it. We just had to keep going. It’s not easy, as when there’s a lack of confidence, it can feel like the football is burning and you don’t want to be near it.“Mistakes can happen, but we return home knowing we have given our all. The time will come when we feel more confident and the team will play better football.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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17 days agoBarcelona attacker Lionel Messi: I thought Neymar would join Real Madrid

first_imgBarcelona attacker Lionel Messi: I thought Neymar would join Real Madridby Carlos Volcano17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona attacker Lionel Messi admits he thought Neymar would join Real Madrid this summer.The Brazilian forward made no secret of his desire to leave Paris Saint-Germain and both of Spain’s big two clubs were linked with him.”I really thought Neymar would go to Real Madrid if he didn’t come here,” Messi said in an interview with RAC1.”He really wanted to leave Paris and he’d shown it.”And I thought that Florentino [Perez] and Real Madrid were going to do something to sign him.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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Update 11 Kidnapped Mariners Alive and Together

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: ForestWave The eleven crew members that were taken hostage by pirates from FWN Rapide off Port Harcourt, Nigeria, on April 21, are alive and together, ForestWave, manager of the attacked cargo ship, said in an update.The company has finally managed to establish contact with its crew after days of searching for the missing sailors.“ForestWave continues doing everything possible to secure the earliest release of its seafarers which remains its absolute priority. The families of those being held are being informed regularly about the situation of their loved ones,” the company added.The Dutch-flagged ship, built in 2005, was on its way from Takoradi, Ghana to Port Harourt, Nigeria when it came under attack from pirates.Three crew members managed to escape pirate hands during the attack. One of the mariners was found two nights ago hiding on board the vessel.The general cargo ship is currently in a safe position in Nigerian waters.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Elite Prospects Like Ben Simmons Almost Never Miss The Tournament

The crew of prospects Simmons will join if LSU fails to make the tournament isn’t exactly bad — even Steph Curry ended his Davidson career in the NIT, after all. (Granted, Davidson in the Southern Conference and LSU in the Southeastern Conference are apples and oranges; perhaps a better comp for Simmons is Chris Bosh, who couldn’t elevate Georgia Tech into the tournament out of the ACC in 2002-03.) But the distribution of basketball talent is steep. Top draft picks are, on average, so much better than their peers that a No. 1-ranked prospect should probably be held to a higher standard than the rest of the top five.And, sure enough, in the 15 years before Simmons only one No. 1 prospect was on a team that missed the NCAA Tournament: Nerlens Noel, in 2012-13. The other 92 percent of No. 1s at least got to the round of 64, and even Noel’s case comes with a huge asterisk. Before Noel was lost for the season with a knee injury, his Kentucky team was on the bubble at 17-6, but improving; afterward, the Wildcats closed out the season 4-5 and stamped a nonrefundable ticket to the NIT. The rest of the No. 1s went far — and I mean really far. Half went to the Final Four, and a third went to the national title game. They didn’t do it alone, though. Shane Battier, Anthony Davis and Greg Oden, for instance, generated almost exactly 25 percent of their teams’ win shares when they blazed a path to the championship game. Simmons has been a bit less productive than that trio on a per-minute basis, but he’s also generated 33 percent of LSU’s win shares this season, with his teammates creating roughly 45 percent fewer wins per game than those of Battier, Davis and Oden. If Simmons had anything close to their supporting casts, LSU probably wouldn’t be fretting about Selection Sunday.Instead, we’ll probably be left with a March Madness that doesn’t feature the nation’s best NBA prospect. That isn’t unprecedented, but it is pretty rare — and, mainly, it’s a bummer because Simmons is such an electrifying all-around talent in a sport that needs all the excitement it can get. LSU’s Ben Simmons is a ludicrously versatile basketball prodigy whose freshman numbers already compare favorably with greats of the past. He’ll probably go first overall in this summer’s NBA draft, and deservedly so. But for all of Simmons’s brilliance, his Tigers aren’t very good — they rank 75th in Ken Pomeroy’s ratings, and at 18-12 they’re a long shot to make the NCAA Tournament.This pairing of an exceptional individual and an unremarkable team is pretty rare. When a team has a prospect as good as Simmons, it doesn’t usually lose before the second weekend of the tourney, much less miss the field entirely. To measure this, I gathered ESPN’s prospect rankings for collegiate players from 2001 through last season, tracking how far their teams went in the postseason during their final NCAA season. Among top-five prospects in that span — and Simmons ranks No. 1 this year — 87 percent were on teams that made the NCAA Tournament, with about half going as far as the Elite Eight before losing. read more

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Mourinho denies having anything to do with agents comments

first_imgJose Mourinho claims he had nothing to do with his agent’s comments regarding his Manchester United futureThe Portuguese coach has come under increased scrutiny this season with United eight points adrift of fourth-place Chelsea in the Premier League.While United have fared better in Europe, this hasn’t stopped reports spreading that Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is the favourite to succeed Mourinho at Old Trafford.Speaking on his client, Jorge Mendes made a rare statement last week in which he denied that United were unhappy with Mourinho and that the former Chelsea coach remains content to stay on.But, apparently, not even Mourinho himself was aware of Mendes’ statement.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…“Which statement?,” said Mourinho on the Belfast Telegraph, when asked about the intention behind Mendes’ statement.“No, I’ve nothing to do with the statement. It’s Jorge’s statement, not my statement.”As for whether he knew of Mendes’ plans, Mourinho added: “No, I didn’t know. I didn’t know at all and I don’t care about it.”Mourinho will lead his United side out against Valencia tonight in their Group H finale of the Champions League.last_img read more

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Man fatally shot by police in MidCity district

first_img Updated: 10:50 PM Categories: California News, Local San Diego News Tags: breaking news, San Diego Police Department FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, Posted: August 24, 2019 Man fatally shot by police in Mid-City districtcenter_img August 24, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A man was shot and killed by police officers in the Mid-City district at just after 8:30 p.m on Adelaide Avenue.Family members of the victim say he was mentally disabled, and was apparently having a dispute at the time police were called.  By the time authorities arrived at the scene, the man began throwing rocks at officers and police opened fire, according to relatives.The SDPD responded saying they will be holding a press conference sometime within the next hour.  This is a developing story, more details to come. KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

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