zoom Israeli container carrier Zim Integrated Shipping Services (ZIM) has added the Port of Wilmington to its Z7S service, North Carolina Ports said. The weekly service is scheduled to start calling the port in June and connects South China, South East Asia and the Indian sub-continent to the US East Coast main ports.The Z7S service is the first container service to call the Port of Wilmington using the Suez Canal, according to North Carolina Ports. Its rotation includes access to Da Chan Bay, Yantian, Cai Mep, Port Kelang and Colombo.The shipping firm plans to deploy eleven 5,000 TEU vessels in the service.ZIM is another returning ocean carrier to the Port of Wilmington after a slot chartering agreement with the CKYHE Alliance in early 2016.To prepare for growth, North Carolina Ports ordered in January this year two New Panamax ship-to-shore cranes with an option to purchase two more from China’s Shanghai Zhenjua Heavy Industry (ZPMC) for the Port of Wilmington.North Carolina Ports plans to invest over USD 120 million in its infrastructure over the next few years. The projects include the turning basin expansion, berth improvements, the expansion of the container yard and the addition of new cranes.
OTTAWA – Canada and the remaining members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership have agreed to a revised trade agreement, according to several international media reports early Tuesday.The reported deal follows two days of talks in Tokyo and the 11 remaining members will now apparently work toward signing the deal by early March.Word of the agreement came just hours after a federal government official said Ottawa was optimistic that a revised TPP deal would be reached as early as Tuesday.The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told The Canadian Press that Ottawa believed a deal could be struck even though it would still like to see more progress on negotiations surrounding the automotive and cultural sectors.The Tokyo discussions are the first high-level talks since the leaders of the TPP countries met in November on the sidelines of the APEC summit in Danang, Vietnam. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made international headlines there by deciding not to sign an agreement-in-principle on what has become known as TPP11.His decision to continue negotiating for a better deal, rather than striking an agreement, led to the abrupt cancellation of a TPP leaders’ meeting on the sidelines of the summit in Vietnam.The original TPP was thrown into disarray when U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from the deal in one of his first acts as president.The TPP talks come as Canada faces a tough renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. NAFTA negotiators from Canada, the United States and Mexico are meeting in Montreal this week.
Twitter Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Facebook BY BRAD WHEELER At the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards gala on Thursday in the grand ballroom of Toronto’s Sheraton Centre Hotel, the stars received attention, but the industry underlings and machinery had moments too.So while Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson of Rush were on hand to receive the 2017 Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award, and Jann Arden, 54-40 and promoter Arthur Fogel were in attendance as inductees to the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame, lesser known figures and institutions were winners too. Among them: The Toronto Star’s Ben Rayner (music journalist), Warner Music Canada’s Steve Waxman (publicist), Dine Alone Records (independent label), Toronto’s Sonic Boom (independent record store), Kelowna, B.C.’s 99.9 Sun FM (radio station) and Toronto’s Massey Hall and Vancouver’s Vogue Theatre (performing arts venues).The ceremony was part of Canadian Music week, which continues to April 23.
APTN National NewsCould the next North American Indigenous Games be on the east coast?Chief Leroy Denny from the Eskasoni First Nation says his community will bid to host the next North American Indigenous Games.
(Paul Leroux, 76, has been released from prison on day parole. APTN/File)Jaydon FlettAPTN National NewsA former residential school supervisor convicted of sexually abusing multiple victims is being released from prison on day parole, according to a ruling by the Parole Board of Canada.Paul Leroux, 76, was serving a seven year and ten month sentence for sexually abusing multiple boys at Beauval Indian Residential School.The parole board’s decision, obtained by APTN National News, states that for nearly a decade between 1959 and 1967 Leroux committed sexual abuse involving “fondling, fellatio and intercourse” with multiple male victims as young as 11-years-old in Beauval, Sask.But, that wasn’t his first sentence.Leroux had served a previous sentence for sexually abusing several males at Grollier Hall, a residential school in Inuvik, NT, where he was also a supervisor.In 1998, Leroux was sentenced to serve 10 years for attempted buggery, attempted indecent assault, nine counts of gross indecency and three counts of indecent assault that occurred between 1967 and 1979.Leroux will be transferred to a halfway house and placed on day parole until July 2016 when he is eligible for full parole.Leroux still denies that he abused any of the boys at Beauval Indian Residential School.email@example.com@JaydonOno
DALLAS – FedEx said Wednesday that third-quarter profit fell 31 per cent as customers shifted to slower and less-expensive international air-shipping options, and it cut its forecast of full-year earnings.The company says it will cut capacity to and from Asia starting next month and might retire some of its older airplanes.FedEx shares fell $7.33, or 6.9 per cent, to close at $99.13 Wednesday.FedEx Corp. said its net income fell to $361 million, or $1.13 per share, in the three months ended Feb. 28. That’s down from $521 million, or $1.65 per share, a year earlier.Excluding costs of voluntary buyouts for some U.S. employees, the company says it would have earned $1.23 per share.Revenue rose 4 per cent to $11 billion.Analysts were looking for $1.38 per share and revenue of $10.9 billion, according to FactSet.The company’s fiscal year ends in May. It expects adjusted earnings between $1.90 and $2.10 per share in its fourth quarter and $6 to $6.20 per share for the year. That is below analysts’ forecasts of $2.12 and $6.35 per share, respectively.Memphis-based FedEx is the world’s second-biggest package-delivery company. It’s seen as a gauge of the overall economy because so many consumers and a range of businesses use its shipping services.Chairman and CEO Frederick W. Smith said the company’s fiscal third quarter, which ended Feb. 28, was “very challenging” due to weakness in the global air freight business and customers picking slower, less-expensive ways to ship packages.Smith said the company will respond by cutting capacity to Asia and directing less profitable shipments into “lower-cost networks.” He said the company was studying whether the moves will let it retire older, less-efficient planes.Executives said that the problem with the international airfreight business wasn’t a lack of volume, but rather a faster-than-expected shift among customers from fast, premium service to cheaper delivery options.“Our planes coming out of Asia were full — full of the wrong type of product,” said David Bronczek, CEO of the company’s Express business.Taking their cue from the company, some analysts lowered their forecasts for future earnings. Jim Corridore of Standard & Poor’s lowered his predictions for this year and next year but said the shares were still a value and would rise on good economic news.Cowen Securities analyst Helane Becker said the air freight business “continues to bounce along a bottom” but results at FedEx’s Express unit shouldn’t get any worse as the company takes steps to fix it.FedEx plans to cut annual costs $1.7 billion by 2016 with buyouts that will reduce its workforce by at least 10 per cent by May 2014. The company said Wednesday that it will spend $450 million to $550 million in cash on the buyouts during the fiscal year ending in May, with “some additional costs” in the following 12 months.FedEx lowered its capital-spending plan for the current year to $3.6 billion from $3.9 billion. FedEx reports 31 per cent drop in quarterly profit, sees full-year earnings below expectations by David Koenig, The Associated Press Posted Mar 20, 2013 7:58 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Fraikin wins big Lyreco order Fraikin UK says its is delivering 84 new vans to office supplies and stationery firm Lyreco. The deal includes 44 Ford Transit 3.5 tonners and 40 Mercedes Benz Sprinters, rated at five tonnes. All are likely to do some 30,000 miles a year. They will be spread among 20 depots across the UK and join a nearly 400 strong fleet. In July 2005, Lyreco made Fraikin sole supplier for the contract hire element of its fleet and responsible for maintenance and disposal. The new Ford are also the first diesel powered Transits in Lyreco’s fleet. More from James Keeler on +44 (0)2 083 991 184 or firstname.lastname@example.org Transport News Brief Week 32, Monday 6 August 2007 Iveco tractors replace rigids for Hewden Plant hire firm Hewden has taken three Stralis Active Day tractor units to run with King step-frame trailers and replace three 26 tonne rigids. The new trucks will deliver and collect plant and equipment and will work across the firm’s 360 strong service delivery centres. The artics offer the same manoeuvrability as the rigids they replace, but have a bigger payload potential and offer safer loading and unloading. Hewden expects the new trucks will do just 60,000 km a year and stay on the fleet for seven years. Glasgow-based Iveco dealer Kerr & Smith did the deal. More from James Keeler on +44 (0)2 083 991 184 or email@example.com CO2 ranking live on DfT website A new section of the Department for Transport website now ranks cars according to their CO2 output and shows the most environmentally friendly models. By choosing a car with the most fuel-efficient engine its class, the DfT says drivers could cut CO2 emissions and fuel costs by some 25% More from Esther Martin-Ortega on +44 (0)2 073 449 264 or firstname.lastname@example.org Bridgestone wins three year Ryder deal Bridgestone UK has won a three-year deal with Ryder to supply new replacement and original equipment tyres, Qualitread retread truck tyres and tyre services, though its national Truck Point service network. More from Roger Moulding on +44 (0)1 926 488 505 or email@example.com Stagecoach expands low cost fare operation in US Stagecoach Group says it is expanding its megabus.com budget coach operation in the United States with the launch a major new West Coast hub. For a $1 fare, passengers will be able to travel from a new West Coast hub in Los Angeles to major cities, including Las Vegas, Oakland, Phoenix, San Diego, and San Jose. The service starts on 8 August The firm says around 450,000 passengers have travelled with megabus.com in the US since its launch in April 2006. More from Steve Stewart on +44 (0)1 738 442 111 or firstname.lastname@example.org £2m trailer order for Gray & Adams Gray & Adams says it has won an order worth nearly £2m to build refrigerated trailers for McBurney Transport in Northern Ireland. Industry sources suggest the deal involves between 40 and 50 trailers. McBurney has also taken a number of trailers on a contract hire basis from Gray & Adams subsidiary, Grayrentals. Gray & Adams says the overall deal is its biggest single order in Northern Ireland. More from Stephanie Rees on +44 (0)1 326 561 405 or email@example.com London LEZ registration service opens Transport for London says its new, web-based LEZ account service is now open at www.tfl.gov.uk/lezlondon The London Low Emission Zone will start to hit heavy trucks from next February and light trucks and heavy vans from next July. TfL says the vast majority of operators with UK registered trucks will not need to log their vehicles for the LEZ but from July 30 this year, any operator that needs to can do this on-line. Fleet operators can also apply for an LEZ account of using a free on-line service. That account should help them check the current LEZ status of any UK registered vehicle. It will also help them pay LEZ daily charges and check the payments history for specific vehicles. TfL says it will accept account payments from early November this year. More from Nick Fairholme on +44 (0)2 070 279 229 or firstname.lastname@example.org Ceva buys EGL UK-listed logistics firm Ceva Group plc just said it has bought Houston-based Eagle Global Logistics. The US firm offers global transport, supply chain management and information services. In 2006, its revenue was $3.2bn. Ceva, formerly TNT Logistics, is itself owned by private equity firm Apollo. More from Paul Kwakkenbos on +31 (0)612 059 086 or email@example.com Professional vans from Lombard Lombard vehicle Management says it now has a range of ready-to-use, converted vans for professional electricians, gas fitters, plumbers, builders, glaziers, workshop technicians, florists and refrigerated delivery services. The firm says that as well as offering a hassle-free one-stop-shop, the plan will tackle the problem of a sub-standard load safety measures. Each van version comes with specialist racking, lining and a resin floor, steel bulkhead internal lighting and livery. The first two are available now, one for electricians and one for gas fitters and plumbers. Both are based on CitroÃƒ«n Berlingo and CitroÃƒ«n Dispatch vans. Others will follow later this year. Prices start at £205 a month. More from Mark Carbery on +44 (0)7 968 317 962 or firstname.lastname@example.org Transport committee backs local road pricing In its report on the draft Local Transport Bill and Transport Innovation fund, the House of Commons Transport Select Committee has backed government plans to give local authorities more freedom to decide on local road pricing schemes. More from Esther Martin-Ortega on +44 (0)2 073 449 264 or email@example.com Oxy-hydrogen generator cuts fuel bill by 22% Green Fuels says its Hy-Gen on-board oxy-hydrogen generator can deliver 22% fuel cost savings. It works by splitting distilled water into oxygen and hydrogen and adding the gases into the fuel system to give more complete combustion, better fuel use, less emissions and lower fuel bills. Specifically the firm says its system cuts particulate and CO emissions by 85%, CO2 by 10 to 30%, NOX by 40% and hydrocarbons by 70%. The generator can be fitted anywhere on a vehicle, with no engine modifications. Green Fuels says the system is already successful in Canada and the USA. More from Natalie Wilder on +44 (0)1 453 828 789 or firstname.lastname@example.org Pirelli UK to release new truck tyres Tyres & Accessories says that Pirelli has developed a new range of tyres for regional haulage work. Called the Amaranto series, the new tyres are designed for 17.5″ rims and due on sale in the second half of 2007. Claimed features include excellent mileage, good optimum grip and increased tread width. The sidewalls are reinforced to resist impact and the overall result should be longer tyre life. More from www.tyrepress.com Van and truck registrations should look good Industry insiders expect that van and truck registration data from the SMMT at noon today will show the UK commercial vehicle business close to 2006 volumes, at over 375,000 registrations for the rolling year to date. Van figures will probably look healthier than those for trucks, where the market still shows the scars of the bungled introduction of digital tachographs in 2006. More from Robin Dickeson +44 (0)2 073 449 222 or email@example.com CV Show 2008 website live The website for the Commercial Vehicle Show 2008 is now live, at www.cvshow.com Next year’s CV Show will open on Tuesday 15 April and close three days later on Thursday 17. The organisers say they’ve already had a very large number of space applications and plan to draw up the first draft floor plan on 9 August. “If potential exhibitors want to be included, we must have their application forms by 17:00 on Wednesday 8 August,” said Susan Kitchener at Crystal Communications, the stand space sales and marketing agency for the event. The show is the largest of its type in Europe and has a proven track-record in successful business generation. More from Susan Kitchener on +44 (0)1 634 261 262 or firstname.lastname@example.org More Magnums for Rennie Hogg Rennie Hogg Transport, part of the RH Group Ltd, just took 22 Renault Magnum trucks with a further 20 on order. The first batch are 500 bhp Euro 4 models, the second will be Euro 5. All are three axle versions and will run in RH Freight’s now award-winning livery. They join a 100 strong fleet doing European transport and distribution work. Nigel Baxter, transport director says whole-life cost and the ability to recruit and retain good drivers were important factors in the choice of the new Magnums. Renault trucks dealer RH Commercials did the business. More from Penny Randall on +44 (0)1 582 479 619 or email@example.com Driver’s lot gets better Truck driver’s pay is up by more than the rate of inflation, the number working over 60 hours a week is down and fewer are the victims of crime. The exceptions are international drivers where most have been the victims of theft or attempted theft. These are among the many findings of Trucking magazine’s fourth Michelin-sponsored Driver Power survey, which it has run every two years. The figures still show that some 30% of truck drivers report pressure from their bosses to break the law, particularly on international work. Overall, more drivers are paid monthly, with pay generally good, except oddly, in Wales. Benefits are increasingly squeezed. Drivers are also consistent in their criticism of roadside facilities, but more drivers think truck driving a good job. The magazine will carry a full report in its next issue, including driver’s views on the trucks they drive or would like to drive. It’s well worth a read. More from Steev Hayes on +44 (0)1 225 442 244 or firstname.lastname@example.org Ben rally raises £25,000 Ben, the automotive industry charity says its recent Trafalgar Square to Red Square rally raised £25,000. Twenty people completed the 3,000 mile, eight-day challenge. “I am delighted with the results,” said Charles Davies, Ben’s fund-raising and communications director. More from Lorna Russell on +44(0)1 344 294 765 or email@example.com New brake disk and drum catalogue Brake Engineering just launched its latest ‘easy read’ brake disc and drum catalogue. This adds 44 new part numbers to the existing 1790 brake disc references and an impressive 496 brake drums. “Our new 416 page catalogue remains an essential tool for ‘right first time’ identification,” says Justin Archer, marketing manager. “It has a buyer’s guide, cross reference guide and a technical section to allow people to easily identify the part they need.” More from Justin Archer on +44 (0)1 978 667 800 or firstname.lastname@example.org Bus partnerships beat London-style regulation Commercial bus partnerships can deliver higher passenger growth and better value for money to taxpayers than London-style regulation, according to new analysis just released by Stagecoach. A new five-year study compared Stagecoach’s deregulated bus services in Cambridge and the London Mayor’s regulated bus network. It shows passenger growth in Cambridge at more than double that in London, while public subsidy per passenger in London is more than three times that in Cambridge More from Steve Stewart on +44 (0)1 738 442 111 or email@example.com Schmitz wins Cummins deal After a visit to the Schmitz Cargobull stand at this year’s CV Show, Cummins will replace its trailer fleet with six Schmitz Cargobull Freepost curtainsiders, delivered in August. The new trailers will collect components from Cummins’ UK suppliers and deliver to the firm’s Daventry warehouse on a just-in-time basis. “I visited the CV Show to look at the trailers on the market, said Paul Woodcock, freight analyst for Cummins. “I looked for units that would last and with its bolted and galvanized chassis and ten-year anti-corrosion warranty as standard, the Freepost curtainsider won. Schmitz were also able to deliver at the right price within the shortest time frame,” added Woodcock. The new trailers are on a three-year contract rental deal with the option to extend to five years. More from Andrew Morley on +44 (0)1 207 282 882 or firstname.lastname@example.org Fiat to sell Iveco trucks in US Automotive News reports that Fiat boss Sergio Marchionne has said that the firm aims to sell Iveco trucks in the United States within nine months. “My expectation is that we will have something done within six to nine months,” Marchionne told analysts during a conference call. More from www.autonews.com New finance boss for Seko Global supply chain outfit Seko says its new chief financial officer is Dan Sarna. More from Geoff Martin on +1 847 570 9100 or email@example.com Isuzu and Toyota discuss engine production deal Automotive News reports that Japan’s Isuzu Motors is considering a joint venture to make diesel engines with Toyota Motor as part of the tie-up announced by the two firms last year. The new plant may be built in Poland. The Japanese truck maker and Toyota have been discussing details of their alliance in development and production of diesel engines since they formed the tie-up. Establishing a joint production venture is one option, but they are also considering others, an Isuzu spokesman said. More from www.autonews.com Corporate manslaughter alert Fleet News reports that corporate manslaughter will become the ‘prosecution of choice’ aimed at the employers of drivers involved in fatal accidents, from next April. According to solicitor David Faithful, the new law will “reinforce the obligation on a company to comply with health and safety legislation. This will become the prosecution of choice, with the prospect of the managing director standing in the witness box alongside the driver.” More from www.fleetnewsnet.co.uk Chemical refrigerant to go The chemical refrigerant HFC-134a is to be banned in the EU market from 2011 under a mobile air-conditioning directive. According to industry sources, CO2 is likely to replace the banned chemical as the standard at refrigerant in vehicle air-conditioning systems. More from Esther Martin-Ortega on +44 (0)2 073 449 264 or firstname.lastname@example.org Michelin to buy Oliver Rubber for $69m Tyres & Accessories says Michelin North America, Inc. plans to buy Oliver Rubber Company, the Cooper Tire & Rubber Company tread rubber and retreading equipment subsidiary, for $69m. After the sale, Oliver will work as a subsidiary of Michelin North America, Inc. More from www.tyrepress.com Tacho management for small fleets Siemens VDO says its Tis-Compact plus makes it easier for small fleet operators and individual drivers handle digital tachograph data. It can download, display and store digital tachograph data and can authenticate downloaded files. It can also display speed data graphically over the previous 24 hours of driving time and export data to other PC applications. “Tis-Compact plus is ideal for small fleets as they change from analogue to digital tachographs,” say Peter Needham, Siemens VDO’s tachograph expert. “It’ a simple and cost-effective way to fulfil their basic legal requirements.” More from Lisa McCauley on +44 (0)1 213 261 162 or email@example.com Clean Air Power wants standard emissions measurement Clean Air Power says it wants the transport industry to standardise the measurement of emissions by using the ‘well to wheels’ formula. The Dual-Fuel truck specialist believes this gives a more realistic emissions figure by looking at fuels from their source to their use, rather than simply taking an exhaust reading. It believes this is the best way for the transport industry to cut its future carbon footprint. More from Steve Carman on +44 (0)1 628 526 208 or firstname.lastname@example.org Euro area unemployment and inflation stable The unemployment rate in the euro area and across the 27 European Union states was 6.9% in June 2007, down from 7.9% the preceding June. Inflation in the euro area for July is expected to be 1.8%, down from a 1.9% in June. More from Esther Martin-Ortega on +44 (0)2 073 449 264 or email@example.com And finally… New Scientist’s Feedback page reports that the postcard from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California that Kathlyn Powell received announced “July – Public Lectures on Mars”. She wonders how well attended they were. More from www.newscientist.comClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
New light has been shone on the pathway to success for mineral exploration ventures in Australia. Researchers from QUT’s Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research (ACE) investigated more than 1,000 joint ventures in the Australian mining industry to uncover why some succeed and others fail.They found mining firms that bring new partners in to exploration projects increase the risk of termination – even if the new partner has deep pockets.The results showed stability was the key to successful projects, providing valuable security in an industry affected by changing regulations and wider economic factors.The research was sponsored by the Queensland Exploration Council (QEC) and the Australian Research Council.Lead researcher Dr Rene Bakker said, surprisingly, bringing on new partners to joint venture mining projects sometimes increased the risk of a project being terminated. “It is not always beneficial for smaller firms to bring on board a new partner, even one with deep pockets,” he said. “A new partner can upset the status quo, disrupting the balance of power and making the project more likely to fail.“Joint ventures can be a great resource for mining firms if executed correctly. But, as one mining executive said, you have to be very careful who you get into bed with.However with significant challenges facing the mineral exploration sector, Bakker said joint ventures would continue to feature prominently. “New discoveries are becoming harder and more costly and joint ventures can help fill in gaps in specialised knowledge and financial resources,” he said.“Challenges for investors include the upfront cost of capital investment, difficulty of discovery processes, increased lead time to advance deposits and increased global competition.“We found successful projects were stable and this stability was maintained by factors including choosing projects widely, coming into the project with confidence, clearly defined needs at each site and patience and stamina to cope with the long lead times and high costs.Chair of the QEC Geoff Dickie said patience and stamina were required by investors, given the long lead times and high costs. “Joint venture partners need to be able to take a long-term view even in the face of a highly volatile market.“This research gives explorers valuable insights into setting up and maintaining successful ventures.”Picture courtesy of Azumah Resources, from its operations in Ghana. Azumah is a Perth-based, ASX-listed company focused on exploring and developing its Wa gold project in the Upper West Region of Ghana. Three main deposits have been discovered and extensively drilled out at Kunche and Bepkong, adjacent to the Black Volta River and Ghana’s border with Burkina Faso, and at Julie ~80 km to the east. Several satellite deposits, including Aduane and Collette, have also been delineated
Wednesday 10 Apr 2019, 11:09 AM Share1 Tweet Email 34 Comments FAI president Donal Conway provides new details on John Delaney’s €100,000 loan Conway delivered the FAI’s opening statement to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport. 22,322 Views FAI President Donal Conway: details on €100,000 loan. Short URL FAI PRESIDENT DONAL Conway has provided fresh details on the €100,000 loan which John Delaney provided to the Association in 2017, reiterating that the “unusual situation” arose because of a cashflow issue.As part of his opening statement to today’s hearing of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport, Conway revealed that no contract existed between Delaney and the Association in respect of the loan, and that no interest or charges were levied or paid.Conway initially described his statement as “Grant Thornton’s view” of the loan, referencing the financial services firm who have been reviewing the FAI’s accounts since last week.But when later pressed by committee chair Fergus O’Dowd to clarify the provenance of the statement, Conway explained that his comments had been “verified by Grant Thornton” but that their full report is not available to the committee at this time.An additional statement from Donal Conway, President of the Football Association of Ireland, Joint Oireachtas Committee, 10 April 2019:At an internal finance meeting held on 25 April 2017 with members of the finance team and the then chief executive officer, the cashflow position of the Association identified a possible cashflow issue at that time.Acknowledging that the Association’s revenues operate in a cyclical fashion, this was an unusual situation and was not repeated in 2018.The Association’s position on 25 April 2017 was that if all cheques issued in the week ending 28 April 2017 were cashed/presented at the same time, there was a likelihood of insufficient funds being available to cover all cheques issued, i.e if all cheques issued were presented to the bank.This was, however, a short-term issue as there was a legitimate expectation of funds coming to the Association in the short term arising from various income streams that would include ticket sales, sponsorship, grant funding and other sources.The CEO provided the Association with a personal cheque for €100,000 and thereby made funds available to provide some immediate financial relief and for the said funds to be used in a context where such additional funding be required by the Association.The following day, Wednesday 26 April 2017, a request was received by email from one particular creditor who was entitled to draw down funds from the Association for just such a drawdown.The financial director made contact with the chief executive officer via email proposing to lodge the cheque for €100,000 to the Association’s bank account in order to honour the request for drawdown from the particular creditor.This request was acknowledged by the chief executive officer and payment was made to the particular creditor.The board acknowledged that the circumstances of the above €100,000 transaction was exceptional and the repayment was subsequently made by the Association on 16 June 2017 to the then chief executive officer.No contract or agreement was entered into between the Association and its then chief executive officer, and further, no interest and/or charges have been levied or paid by the Association in respect of the transaction.The Board, having been informed of the €100,000 payment, further acknowledge that disclosure would be made in the necessary financial statements in accordance with the required accounting treatment and requirements of the Companies Act.The Association has since embarked on a review of its internal control processes and procedures in order to ensure that a situation of this nature could not arise again.Subscribe to our new podcast, The42 Rugby Weekly, here: Subscribe https://the42.ie/4584917 By Niall Kelly Apr 10th 2019, 11:09 AM FAI President Donal Conway: details on €100,000 loan. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini doubts Marko Arnautovic will attempt to force through a move to China in a similar manner to that of Dmitri PayetChinese Super League champions Shanghai SIPG have reportedly had their £35m bid for Arnautovic turned down by West Ham.Despite the Austrian forward’s desire for the transfer to East Asia to go ahead, West Ham are unwilling to part with their top scorer.This has caused comparisons to be made between Arnautovic’s current predicament to that of Payet two years ago, who forced a move to Marseille by going on strike.Speaking ahead to this Saturday’s trip to Bournemouth, however, Pellegrini expects Arnautovic to remain professional despite the ongoing uncertainty over his future.“How is his mood? When you have such a high offer everyone wants to leave,” said Pellegrini, according to Sky Sports.Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“He has a contract here, we know what will happen about that in the coming days.“Everyone is talking about his future. He knows what is the best option for him. We will see what happens between the clubs.”“I don’t think he will refuse to play.”Amid interest from Valencia, Pellegrini hopes to retain Mexican striker Javier Hernandez despite his struggles to hold on to a regular starting spot under the Chilean this season.“There are so many rumours about players coming and going from West Ham,” said Pellegrini.“Javier is part of the squad, he, unfortunately, has had two long injuries but he will continue to be an important player to us.”
Some of the most anticipated tech for 2019 85 Photos Tags Now playing: Watch this: 0 CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show. CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. Post a comment All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019 OptiShokz Revvez audio sunglasses from all angles Bone-conduction headphones, which transmit sound through your cheekbones (or in this case, through the cartilage behind your ear), don’t sound as good as traditional headphones, but they’ve improved a lot over the years and AfterShokz makes arguably the best bone-conduction headphones. I doubt these will sound quite as good as the Bose Frames (which I’ve tried) but they should sound decent and be appealing to runners and bikers who want to hear traffic around them for safety reasons. Also, for those entering race events that prohibit the use of headphones that block your ears, these audio sunglasses would be a good option. As soon as I get some hands-on time with an early unit I’ll update this post with my impressions of their audio performance. Until then, here are the OptiShokz Revvez’ key features: First sunglasses with transducers positioned to transmit sound through the cartilage behind your ear, providing the best bass response and volume. Bendable two-position titanium temple arms Water and sweat resistant (IP55 certified) Each pair includes three interchangeable silicone rubber nose pads to ensure a comfortable fit Five lenses to choose from: Polarized Grey, REVO Blue, Gradient Grey, Transparent and Bright YellowLenses are interchangeable and molded in Teijin polycarbonate (glasses come with your choice of one lens, and additional lenses are sold separately) Open design leaves ears open and allows you to hear the outside world while listening to audio 6-hour battery life You can charge fully in less than 2 hours Bluetooth 4.2Dual noise-canceling microphones eliminate external noise while enhancing speech volume for phone calls Price: $179, with early-bird pricing of $99 (no word on international pricing) Available around June, though no ship date has been confirmed CES 2019 Enlarge Image AfterShokz In the coming weeks Bose is set to ship its Frames audio AR sunglasses, but if you’re looking for sportier spectacles that have integrated audio, you should keep your eye on the upcoming OptiShokz Revvez bone-conduction audio sunglasses from AfterShokz. Designed to allow cyclists, runners, hikers, golfers, skiers and others to listen to audio and make calls on the go while maintaining “ambient sound awareness,” the OptiShokz Revvez are launching via an Indiegogo campaign on Feb. 19, the company announced Monday here at CES. There are five lens options — the lenses are interchangeable — and early-bird pricing has been set at $99 or a 45 percent discount off the Revvez’ list price of $179. Alas, there’s no prescription lens option. They’re due to ship around June, although delays are always possible. Headphones 58 Photos Share your voice 1:07 CES Products Bose
Smoke above the Mat-Su community of Butte. (Photo by Patty Sullivan, Public Affairs Director,Matanuska-Susitna Borough)When it comes to keeping its air clean, the Matanuska-Susitna Borough is looking north to Fairbanks.Listen nowSmoke from wood burning in the Mat-Su’s Butte region is pushing ever-closer to violating federal air quality standards. Too many bad air days, and the Environmental Protection Agency will swoop in to take action.That’s what happened in Fairbanks, and it has cost millions to address.A combination of geography, cold temperatures and stagnant air can cause smoke from wood stoves or burn piles to get trapped close to the ground, and the particulates in the smoke are harmful to lungs. That health risk is why the EPA regulates air quality.Speaking to the Mat-Su Borough Assembly in Palmer this week, Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor Karl Kassel says Fairbanks has spent considerable time and money getting in line with EPA rules.“Their mission really has been to help us get to cleaner air. This is a health problem,” Kassel said. “We see up-ticks at our hospital when the air is bad. And they understand that coming in like a SWAT team is going to make people annoyed.”Fairbanks officials have tried to educate residents on the benefits of burning drier wood and cleaning their chimneys, funded a program to swap old stoves for more efficient ones and developed guidelines for burn bans and fines for violators.But there has been some pushback in Fairbanks. On a few occasions, Fairbanks residents have voted to limit the borough’s powers over regulating air quality.With similar smoke issues on the horizon in the Butte, borough officials are concerned.Mat-Su Borough Manager John Moosey said he wants to not only avoid negative impacts to Valley residents’ health, but also running afoul of the EPA.“And as we learned from Fairbanks, the cost to try to reverse that and prove that is incredible,” Moosey said.Moosey said – like in Fairbanks – there are opportunities for education and person-to-person communication, like calling individual wood burners to discuss ongoing smoke problems.Moosey said one big push is getting people to properly split and stack fire wood so that it dries out as much as possible. He also said there may be ways to better define the best times to burn brush: when it’s not too hot, dry and windy – because of wildfire danger – and when it’s not so cold that an inversion layer traps the smoke.But, the question is, will it be difficult to convince people to get on board?“People live in Alaska because they like freedom, and we want to honor that,” Moosey said. “We want people to be able to use their choice of heating their homes, and I think with doing some preventative measures, we’re not going to have to worry about it. It’s just going to take a little effort.”Meanwhile, the Mat-Su Borough issued an air quality alert Thursday for a different reason: wind-blown silt.The borough says gusting winds up to 55 miles per hour, expected through Friday night, are kicking up silt that can also cause breathing problems, especially for the elderly or anyone with heart or lung conditions.
Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnListen nowDomestic violence suspect killed in state trooper shootingAssociated PressA Copper Center man died after he was shot by at least one Alaska State Trooper.Missing man’s body found in Anchorage mudflatsAssociated PressAnchorage police say the body of a 27-year-old man missing since January has been found in mudflats near a local park.Fresh doubt for Alaska tribes seeking land-in-trustLiz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.A new solicitor’s opinion throws doubt on whether Alaska tribes can gain “Indian Country”-type jurisdiction by putting land in trust with the feds.Top four gubernatorial candidates voice support for Donlin mineKrysti Shallenberger, Alaska’s Energy Desk – BethelWalker, who is running for re-election as an independent, and three other top gubernatorial candidates have pledged support for the Donlin mine, which would be the one of the biggest gold mines in the world.An uncertain future for immigrants pushed out of militaryZachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageService members who joined under a program designed to recruit more medical and language professionals from immigrant backgrounds are now being kicked out, according to the program’s architect.‘There really isn’t anything held back’ — A whaling festival in NuiqsutElizabeth Harball, Alaska’s Energy Desk – AnchorageIn fall, Nuiqsut’s whaling crews travel roughly 80 miles by boat to the village’s camp at Cross Island, north of Prudhoe Bay. From there, last year, Nuiqsut’s crews harvested four bowhead whales. The Ipalook crew took one of them.AK: Family food truck spices up Kodiak food scene with Salvadorian, Mexican fareDaysha Eaton, KMXT – KodiakA food truck in Kodiak is creating quite a stir, serving up the national food of El Salvador, along with some other dishes.49 Voices: Lewis Pagel of KotzebueAnne Hillman, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThis week we’re hearing from Lewis Pagel in Kotzebue. Pagel is a chiropractor who also serves on the local city council.
Mirza Fakhrul Islam AlamgirBNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday said the opposition would sue the ruling party leaders should they continue propaganda with ill-motive to stigmatise the BNP leadership.He issues the warning referring to ruling Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader’s allegation that Fakhrul had a meeting at the Pakistan high commission and that BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman had contact with ISI, Pakistan’s military intelligence.“This statement is aimed at maligning the BNP,” Mirza Fakhrul said during a briefing at the BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office.He pointed out that the AL camp had always shown its penchant for leaving the BNP off-guard by implicating the BNP in accusation of having connection with another country or agency.“We always came to state power with the mandate of the people. We’ve no special hobnob with any intelligence agency or a country,” the BNP leader added.He asked Obaidul Quader and also another AL leader, Abdur Rahman, to withdraw their remarks. “Otherwise, we will be compelled to take legal actions.”Mirza Fakhrul alleged that the ruling party is engaged in misusing power and public money for its propaganda through the media.He also claimed that the AL activists have opened over 300 fake Facebook IDs to publicise fake news targetting the opposition.“There was no case filed in this connection. But from now on, we’ll sue them,” Mirza Fakhrul said.He condemned the government’s decision to close down 58 online portals.The BNP leader mentioned that the next elections would decide whether democracy would be functional in the country.
Share Jeff Bagwell, who spent his entire 15-year career with the Houston Astros, has made it into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Bagwell is only the second player in franchise history to be inducted as an Astro. He joins Craig Biggio, who was inducted in 2015.Bagwell earns the recognition after his seventh season on the ballot. He’s joined by Ivan Rodriguez and Tim Raines in the Hall of Fame’s 2017 class.The Houston Astros plan to hold a public rally and celebration on January 23 at 5 p.m. in the Union Station lobby at Minute Maid Park. Doors will open to the public at 3 p.m.Bagwell’s career highlights include a Rookie of the Year award, National League MVP, four All-Star selections, three Silver Sluggers, and a Golden Glove award.Bagwell drew 82.6 percent of the vote from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. The threshold to be admitted to the Hall of Fame is 75 percent. The induction ceremony takes place July 31 in Cooperstown.
On Aug. 21 at 10 a.m. Christian Liberty Church is having its back to school drive service. Free backpacks and school supplies will be given out. The annual outdoor worship service will be led by the youth and followed by free giveaways of backpacks, back to school supplies and children’s clothing. The event is free with food, games for kids, moon bounce, face painting and more. The event will be held at Frederick Douglass High School, 2301 Gwynns Falls Parkway, Baltimore, Md. 21217.
Vevo Partners With Vewd to Bring Music Videos to TiVos, Smart TVs ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Tivo Preps Series 7 ‘Tivo Edge’ DVR Made by Arris After a nearly yearlong search, struggling entertainment tech and DVR company TiVo announced that Dave Shull has been appointed president and CEO.Shull, who also will become a member of the TiVo board, will start in the position effective May 31. Interim president/CEO Raghu Rau will assume the role of vice chairperson.Shull, formerly CEO of the Weather Channel and a longtime Dish Network exec, comes on board after TiVo earlier this month announced plans to split its product and patent-licensing businesses into two independent companies. His appointment comes 11 months after Enrique Rodriguez stepped down as TiVo’s president and CEO just eight months after the ex-AT&T Entertainment Group exec took the job to join John Malone’s Liberty Global cable company as CTO.Rovi, a provider of entertainment metadata and related services, acquired TiVo for $1.1 billion in 2016 and adopted the DVR pioneer’s name. Both Rovi and legacy TiVo have a history of aggressively pursuing licensing deals with — and litigation against — pay-TV and video companies. Currently, TiVo is locked in a patent licensing dispute with Comcast. Popular on Variety On the product side, the company has continued to offer a line of consumer devices, but has built a much bigger business selling software and services to pay-TV operators as well as internet-video providers. About 22 million subscriber households worldwide use TiVo-based TV technologies, according to the company.Jim Meyer, TiVo’s chairman, touted Shull’s “strong track record of driving value creating strategic outcomes and operational transformations, most recently at the Weather Channel and before that at Dish… He also has significant M&A experience and is the right person to lead TiVo’s separation process, which we believe will result in significant value for our stockholders.”TiVo’s 2018 revenue dropped 16%, to $695.9 million, and it reported a net loss of $349 million (which included a $269 million goodwill impairment charge for its product division in the fourth quarter). On Thursday, the company slightly raised expectations for fiscal 2019 versus previous guidance, projecting revenue of $644 million-$660 million (versus $640 million-$654 million) and a loss before taxes of $72 million-$80 million (versus a net loss before taxes of $75 million-$87 million).Shull most recently served as the CEO of the Weather Channel cable network, acquired last year by Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios. While at the Weather Channel from 2015-18, Shull separated the company’s digital assets from its TV business, leading to the sale of the digital businesses to IBM in 2016.Prior to the Weather Channel, Shull worked at Dish and sister company EchoStar for 10 years in various roles, including EVP and chief commercial officer, SVP of programming, managing director of Asia Pacific, and VP of operations. Related
Kolkata: Six people were killed and as many as 56 others injured, some of them critically, when a bus they were travelling in overturned near Jhitka forest of Lalgarh in Jhargram district on Saturday.The injured passengers have been undergoing treatment at Midnapore Medical College and Hospital and some at private hospitals as well. Some of the injured passengers are stated to be in critical condition. According to the police, around 18 passengers sustained serious injuries in the accident. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsPolice said that the private bus was carrying passengers to Belpahari from Jhalbani on Saturday morning.According to the preliminary investigation, there were around 100 passengers travelling in the bus at the time of the accident. Many of them were going to join a programme organised by the tribal populace at Belpahari.According to locals, the bus was overcrowded and some of the passengers were found sitting on the roof of the vehicle when it overturned while taking a sharp bend near Jhitka forest. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedEyewitnesses told the police that the bus was running at a high speed at the time of the accident as a result of which the driver could not control it. While taking a sharp turn the driver lost control and the bus overturned and eventually fell into a roadside field. The bus driver fled the spot immediately after the accident. The locals rushed to the spot and rescued the injured passengers. Six persons were declared brought dead after being taken to Midnapore Medical College and Hospital. Some of the injured passengers were taken to other hospitals as well. After being informed, police reached the spot and started a probe in this regard. They are investigating if the bus developed any technical glitch or the accident occurred due to the over-speeding of the vehicle.Police added that the driver had applied sudden brakes but failed to control it. The investigators are not quite sure if any other vehicle had came in front of the speeding bus leading to the accident.They are looking into all possible causes that might have led to the mishap. Some of the passengers and the locals are being probed in this connection so far.Raids are being conducted to nab the bus driver who has been at large since the accident happened. The bus was later lifted with the help of a crane.The real cause of the accident will be confirmed by the police after carrying out a probe into the incident.
A hearing held by House lawmakers Wednesday with “”Federal Reserve””:http://www.federalreserve.gov/ Chairman Ben Bernanke recast housing and the Dodd-Frank Act as issues critical to the economic recovery.[IMAGE]In his opening remarks, the central banker said that “”affordability has increased dramatically as a result of the decline in house prices and historically low interest rates on conventional mortgages”” but that “”many potential buyers lack the down payment and credit history required to qualify for loans.””Bernanke said that 30 percent of home sales recently consisted of foreclosures and properties in distress, reflecting ongoing trouble for a market underpinned by high home vacancy rates and downward pressure for home prices.The underwriting process, down payments, and pending regulations took center-stage during the discussion, with members of the “”House Financial Services Committee””:http://financialservices.house.gov/ spotlighting [COLUMN_BREAK]servicer consent orders and the role of government in the secondary market.Rep. “”Judy Biggert””:http://biggert.house.gov/ (R-Illinois) fronted the issue of the Federal Housing Administration, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac by asking Bernanke whether taxpayer-funded guarantees for residential mortgages created a healthy economy.The Fed chairman replied by saying that an oversize role for government agencies in mortgage markets is “”obviously not healthy”” for the economy.He said that “”uninsured securities… put together by non-GSE securitizers are not yet as appealing as before”” the financial crisis.Biggert also went after Dodd-Frank ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô notably with Rep. “”Barney Frank””:http://frank.house.gov/ (D-Massachusetts) seated at the same hearing ├â┬ó├óÔÇÜ┬¼├óÔé¼┼ô asking whether rules and regulations could “”hurt or help”” the return of private capital to mortgage markets.””It’s important to create more certainty and we’re not there yet”” with rule-writing, he said, suggesting that regulatory agencies need “”greater clarity”” to resolve questions over the risk-retention rule.Rep. “”Maxine Waters””:http://waters.house.gov/ (D-California) raised the issue of the $25-billion servicer settlement and recent consent orders for the nation’s five largest banks, asking whether servicers will be able to write down loans to “”satisfy the penalties levied by the Fed in response to their unsafe and unsound practices.””Bernanke replied by saying that “”the banks will have to verify that they produce their own holdings and their own assets by the amount of credit they take out. If they don’t meet those full amounts [in the consent orders,] they will have to pay the rest.”” Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Ben S. Bernanke Dodd-Frank Fannie Mae Federal Reserve FHA FHFA Fixed-Rate Mortgage Freddie Mac GDP Home Prices Home Sales House Financial Services Committee Housing Affordability Inflation Investment Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Bonds Processing Service Providers Underwriting Standards 2012-02-29 Ryan Schuette Share February 29, 2012 406 Views in Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing Housing Looms Large, As Ever, For Bernanke, Lawmakers