first_imgNaomh Muire, Aodh Ruadh, St.Naul’s and Naomh Columba will this weekend battle it out for a coveted place in the All Sports Intermediate Championship Final.  Naomh Muire being the only Division Two side left in the championship are tagged as favourites to go and not only beat Aodh Ruadh in their semi-final but actually win the Championship outright.The men from the Banks last won the championship in 1998 and current manager Danny O’Donnell was a playing member back then, the only surviving member of that 1998 team that is still playing in this years team is Owenie McGarvey. Aodh Ruadh were defeated in last years decider and will be hoping to go one better and with the class and experience of Brian Roper and Niall McCready in your ranks the men from Ballyshannon will fancy their chances. In the other semi-final St.Naul’s who competed in the senior championship last year face Naomh Columba in what should be another intriguing semi-final clash.St.Naul’s will look to former county player Stephen Griffin for inspiration, while the men from Glencolmcille have been dealt a blow with the news that they will be without brothers Declan Maguire (Ankle Injury) and former county player Michael Maguire (Working Abroad) both are important players for Glen and their absence comes as a huge blow to the management and players.  INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI FINALS DOWN FOR DECISION was last modified: September 5th, 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:Aodh RuadhGAAIntermediate ChampionshipNAOMH COLUMBANAOMH MUIREnewsSemi-FinalsSportSt.Naulslast_img read more

G20 leaders commit to ending poverty and inequality

first_img17 November 2014The G20 Leaders’ Summit in Brisbane, Australia, has committed to improving the G20 countries’ GDP by at least an additional 2% by 2018.Speaking at the end of the summit which ran from 15 to 16 November, South African President Jacob Zuma said the G20 countries also agreed to enhance investment and trade, significantly increase job creation, as well as implement a growth strategy with the aim of reducing inequality and poverty.“This year’s G20 Summit was organised differently as it focused mainly on measures to achieve economic growth globally and to create jobs by lifting the world’s GDP by 2%. Australia, as the current chair of the G20, has kept the agenda of the Summit focused on issues related to the global economy, development, growth and trade,’ said Zuma.Current developments in G20 countriesDuring the Summit, G20 member countries briefed their peers on the current developments in their respective regions. In this regard, South Africa provided an African perspective on a number of issues such as the global economy and trade, infrastructure development, inclusive growth, the global financial situation and combating the scourge of Ebola, amongst others.On the current global economic situation, President Zuma said G20 countries need to, amongst others actions, accelerate infrastructure development especially in Africa in order to sustain global growth. “This will help lift intra-Africa trade and contribute immensely toward enabling our continent to industrialise and to create jobs in high value sectors, so that Africa can produce value – added manufactured goods,’ he said.G20 Global Infrastructure HubThe G20 Global Infrastructure Hub, knowledge-sharing platform between G20 governments, the private sector, development banks and other international organisations established during the Summit, will act as a conduit to promote intra-Africa trade and form linkages with other G20 countries.The Summit also agreed that International Financial Institutions (IFIs) needed a relook, as emerging markets and developing economies now account for the largest share of global growth.“This shift in the structure of the global economy must be reflected in the governance structures of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Trade Organisation (WTO),’ said Zuma.International tax systemG20 leaders also made a commitment to modernise the international tax system, as this was critical to ensuring fairness, and to secure countries’ revenue bases. Commenting on this recommendation by the leaders, Zuma said although tax loss attributable to base erosion and profit shifting has not been quantitatively measured, there are indications that developing countries suffer severe tax revenue losses due to these practices.“All countries with open economies stand to benefit when multinationals pay their fair share of taxes. We support the work done by the [Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development] to co-ordinate international efforts to curb base erosion and profit shifting.“We have already implemented measures in our domestic tax legislation in relation to base erosion and profit shifting. We are fully committed to resolving outstanding technical and policy issues and to finalise these by the end of 2015,’ Zuma said.Agreement to exchange informationSouth Africa is among 51 countries that signed the Agreement on Automatic Exchange to Financial Information in Berlin, Germany, in October 2014. In this light, Zuma said South Africa is on the way to realising the agreement and by 2017, the country would have systems in place to share information.“We feel strongly that we must continue to contribute towards strengthening tax administration capacities of developing and low income countries to fully participate in this reform agenda,’ Zuma said.South Africa called for open channels of communication amongst regulators across borders. Recently, South Africa asked the Financial Stability Board and other international Standard Setting Bodies to make concerted outreach efforts to consult with and include the experiences of emerging market and developing countries, as well as other non-G20 countries.On trade, Zuma said the African continent wants to move from being a net exporter of raw materials to exporting value-added goods through beneficiation and manufacturing. “In this regard, Africa has adopted an ambitious industrialisation, infrastructure development and market integration programme,’ he said.EbolaOn Ebola scourge in some parts of West Africa, Zuma said South Africa and Senegal made a presentation to the leaders on the need to work together in addressing the serious challenge posed by the epidemic.In a statement, G20 leaders pledged to contribute more resources in curtailing the outbreak of Ebola and thanked international organisations such as the United Nations, World Bank, IMF and others, for their support and contributions. The leaders recognised the need to support international efforts to contain and control the epidemic.BRICS meetingAs is usual during the G20 Leaders’ Summit, Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) held a meeting on the side-lines to discuss the agenda of the G20 Summit and to provide input on issues such as economic growth and development and the role that business can play in stimulating economic growth. The BRICS leaders also thrashed out infrastructure development in Africa and the topical issue of the current Ebola epidemic. SAnews.govlast_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast September 20, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A few minor tweaks to the outlook this morning as we head into the weekend. WE still see only one “good” rain threat, but the atmosphere may end up being a little more unsettled on those other days where rain is not expected as much. Here is what we mean.Today turns out partly to mostly sunny and warm. Conditions should be very similar to yesterday. Tomorrow also remains warm, but we expect a bit of an increase in clouds, in fact, we cant rule out a few chances for isolated showers across Ohio, bringing a few hundredths to a tenth…but coverage will be under 20%. WE are back to fully dry weather all day Sunday, but clouds start to thicken up late afternoon and evening ahead of our cold front arrival.That front moves through Ohio on Monday. Rains do not look all that impressive, and we really think that thunderstorms will not be an issue anywhere. Therefore, we are lowering rain totals to a few hundredths to half an inch with coverage at 80% of the state. A majority of that will be .25″ or less. This system, as we mentioned yesterday, is falling apart and losing its moisture as it moves east, so we just don’t get very much here. If the front can tap into another source of moisture, rain totals can be higher.Tuesday through Sunday of next week we are starting to see a rather interesting pattern. The overall feel is somewhat unsettled, as there is just a bit of moisture dancing around the state through that 6 day stretch. However, there is no organization to go along with that minor moisture…so we don’t think it develops into much. For now, we will be looking at a mix of clouds and sun each day, and while we cant rule out that isolated shower or two on any given day, we think the overall period will be mostly dry. Temps will be cooler behind the front on Monday, but will not be cold. In fact, one could expect near normal temps as we finish out the month.10 day cumulative rain potentialFor the extended period, we have showers for Monday the 30th, but minor totals, and after a dry start to October on Tuesday, we have a significant round of rain and thunderstorms for Wednesday the 2nd. Those rains can total .1″-1″ with coverage at 90%. Then we are dry to finish the 11-16 day period for Thursday the 3rd through Saturday the 5th.last_img read more

Lokpal Bill: Govt dumps 5 year clause to save PM

first_imgDetermined to keep a sitting Prime Minister out of the Lokpal Bill’s ambit, the government has sacrificed the five-year time limitation clause on which it had insisted earlier. This would mean all ex-PMs, ex-ministers and former MPs would also come under the purview of the Lokpal for acts of corruption while in office, with no ‘expiry date’ on graft complaints.This effectively gives the Lokpal the liberty to investigate any case, no matter how old it is, except against a sitting PM or the higher judiciary. It is a significant departure from the original draft Bill prepared by the Union law ministry which had said any complaint pertaining to an offence older than five years would be disqualified from a Lokpal probe.This draft also allowed a probe against a sitting PM, except on decisions pertaining to national security, defence, foreign affairs and public order. Dumping the clause from the proposed Bill appears to be an attempt to justify that an ex-PM would not be exonerated for his corrupt acts while in office.But during negotiations with civil society members, the government has now insisted a PM only be probed after he demits office. It is significant that the decision was taken at the sixth meeting of the joint drafting committee on June 6, which all five civil society representatives boycotted in protest of Baba Ramdev’s eviction from the Ramlila ground At the meeting, it was also decided that all former ministers, ex-MPs and ex-bureaucrats above the level of joint secretary would be covered under the Bill, even if they had demitted office or retired.advertisementFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

Perasol believes top Maroons playmaker will get better with Mighty stint

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Press corps honors united PBA board with President’s Award SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? “I am sure that whatever experience Juan will gain from the Dubai tournament, he will share to his teammates,” added Perasol.The UP Maroons beat the twice-to-beat Falcons in the semifinals to advance to the Finals for the first time in 32 years, with De Liaño coming up with clutch performances anchored on his hot shooting.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars View comments MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion University of the Philippines coach Bo Perasol believes that playmaker Juan Gomez de Liaño would become a better player after his stint with the Mighty Sports in the Dubai International Basketball Tournament slated on Feb. 1 to 9.“I personally know the strength of the competition there. I am sure that Juan will gain tremendously from that tournament,” said Perasol of his veteran guard, who made heads turn with his performance during the team’s Final Four duel with Adamson in the UAAP.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games openinglast_img read more