June 16, 2021

Urban – rural divide in TDs’ abortion views

first_img Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Urban – rural divide in TDs’ abortion views Pinterest Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+center_img Previous article36 people awaiting admission at LUHNext articleShane Blaney’s move from Harps to Doncaster confirmed News Highland WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Twitter A new survey shows there’s an urban-rural divide when it comes to TDs’ views on abortion.The Irish Independent says the number of Deputies opposed to unrestricted abortion up to 12 weeks, is four times greater in rural Ireland than in Dublin.Two of Donegal’s five TDs did not divulge their intentions – Fine Gael Deputy Joe Hugh, the government Chief Whip, was undeclared, saying he would allow more discussion at party level before commenting.Fianna Fail Deputy Charlie Mc Conalogue did not respond, while his party colleague Deputy Pat The Cope Gallagher said he does not support repeal of the Eighth Amendment, and neither does he support unrestricted abortion up to 12 weeks. He said he favours the status quo.Sinn Fein Deputy Pearse Doherty stated his party position that they support repeal of the Eighth Amendment, but do not support unrestricted abortion at this time.Independent Deputy Thomas Pringle said he supports both repeal and the 12 week option. Homepage BannerNews By News Highland – January 16, 2018 Facebook Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more

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Pensions Caixa 30 returns 3.1% on back of equity performance

first_imgPensions Caixa 30, the employees’ pension scheme of Spain’s Caixabank (La Caixa), has returned 3.1% on its investments for the 2015 calendar year, following the previous year’s return of 9.1%.This takes the average annual return for the three years to 31 December to 7.2%, with 6.4% for the five years to that date.The pension fund – the largest corporate scheme in Spain, with €5.8bn-worth of assets – had 35,799 active members, 2,898 deferred members and 8,292 retirees.During 2015, fixed income made up an average 47.1% of the scheme’s investments, with 39% in equities and 13.9% in alternatives. Over the year, fixed income returned 3.1%, with equities returning 7.6% and alternatives 3.9%.In its commentary on the results, the scheme said that, while emerging markets equities made losses, developed market equities fared well.Alternatives suffered from the poor performance of commodities, the worst-performing of all the asset classes in the scheme’s portfolio. Pension Caixa 30’s control commission decided to lower the scheme’s benchmark equity exposure for 2016 from 34% to 30%, while reinforcing the use of options to hedge against volatility and extreme risks.The report said the market turbulence in January 2016 proved this measure to be justified.The benchmark weighting for fixed income is being raised from 48% to 50%, allowing diversification into public debt outside the euro-zone.Meanwhile, an increase from 18% to 20% in the benchmark weighting for alternatives will give greater exposure to capital risk and real assets, in the search for lower volatility in income, the scheme said. “At global level,” it added, “we will continue to diversify, establishing new asset classes, such as frontier market equities, corporate debt for non-euro-zone countries and emerging markets, and alternative credit.“In contrast, we will reduce exposure to soft currencies, following two years of appreciation in the US dollar, pound sterling and Japanese yen.”last_img read more

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first_imgNEWSLETTERSt. Patrick’s Church, Donegal Town Fr. Willie Peoples 074-9721026Saturday 19th 10.00am Patrick Boyle – Anniversary6.00pm Jim Gorrell – AnniversarySunday 20th 9.00am11.30am Sheila Lawne – AnniversaryMonday 21st 9.30amTuesday 22nd 9.30am Geraldine Leahy – Recently DeceasedThursday 24th 9.30am William & Margaret O’ Callaghan – AnniversaryFriday 25th 9.30am Judy Mitchell – Recently DeceasedSaturday 26th 10.00am Special Intention6.00pmSunday 20th 9.00am11.30amRecent Death – Kitty Shovlin, Ardara – Funeral was on Sunday Last.Eucharistic Adoration- St. Patrick’s Church, on Thursdays from 10.00am -9.00pm. All Welcome!Rosary – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday at 7.00pm in St. Patrick’s for our Lady’s month of May. St. Agatha’s Church, Clar Fr. Danny Mc Brearty 074-9721093Saturday 19th 6.30pm Deceased members of the Hone Family – AnniversarySunday 20th 10.30am Eddie Mc Gettigan – AnniversaryWednesday 23rd 7.00pm Hughie Mc Gettigan and the deceased members of the Mc Gettigan Family – AnniversaryThursday 24th 10.00am Philomena O’Reilly and the deceased members of the Mc Ginty family – AnniversarySaturday 26th 6.30pm John, Cissie and Sean Bonner – AnniversarySunday 27th 10.30am Hugh Mc Menamin – AnniversaryPrayers requested for – Nora Mulhern – AnniversaryRecently Deceased – Sadie Mc Gettigan, Glasgow – funeral was on Wednesday in Clar.Masses during the Week – Monday, Thursday & Friday – 10.00am, Wednesday – 7.00pmExposition of the Blessed Sacrament – Tuesday from 3pm -7pm in St Agatha’s Church, Clar.Cemetery Sunday – July 8th at 10.30am, in St Agatha’s, Church, Clar. Please tell your family and friendsTawnawilly Community Centre – Coffee/Tea morning on Tuesday, 22nd May 11.00am – 1.00pm. In aid of the Simon Community. All Welcome and child friendly. PARENTS ASSOCIATION SCOIL AODH RUA AGUS NUALAWe will be doing an Ice Cream Sunday in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland on Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th May in St. Patricks Church.BLUESTACK FOUNDATIONWe are looking for Volunteers to help with the running of their Fundraising Fun-Day which is taking place on Sunday 27th May from 12.00pm -6.00pm at the Mill Park Hotel in association with the Atlantic Coast Classic Car Club. If you can spare the time to help this worthy cause, please contact: Patrick on 074-9740828NORTH WEST SIMON COMMUNITYThe Band of the 4th Western Brigade is coming to Clar Chapel, Donegal Town on May 31st @ 7.30pm sharp. Supported by the Donegal Abbey Singers and the Donegal Youth Choir, tickets €15.00 or €10.00 concession. For information contact Grainne on 0870552478.MEETING IN TAWNAWILLY COMMUNITY CENTREA Meeting will be held for the Commonage Holders of Tawnawilly Mountain on Monday, 21st May at 8.00pm. Commonage holders only please.CARE OF THE OLDER PERSONS COMMITTEE DONEGAL TOWNWe are having a Social in Rowanfield House, on Friday 25th May @ 8.00pm. A.I.B. Bank are sponsoring the event. Music by Eamon Brogan. We would like to request for volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels. If interested contact Phyl Gallagher 0749721677 BLOOD DONATION CLINICWednesday 23rd & Thursday 24th May 2012 – 3.00pm – 5.00pm & 7.00pm – 9.30pm at Central Hotel, Donegal Town.Parish Bulletin e-mail address is [email protected] NEWS: NOTES FROM THE PARISH OF TAWNAWILLY was last modified: May 19th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:LOCAL NEWS: NOTES FROM THE PARISH OF TAWNAWILLYlast_img read more

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Humboldt State football look to bounce back against first-place Azusa Pacific

first_imgARCATA >> When they arrived for preseason camp, the Humboldt State football team didn’t envision having the same amount of losses as wins as they entered the seventh week of the 2016 season.Instead, the Jacks enter Week 7 sitting at 3-3 overall and in fourth place at the midway point of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference schedule with a 1-3 record.But, as head coach Rob Smith is quick to point out, all is not lost even though the chances of repeating as conference champions and making it …last_img read more

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Keelan Doss off to Jacksonville practice squad after going unclaimed on waivers

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device. Keelan Doss, the wide receiver from Alameda and UC Davis who was waived from the Raiders’ 53-man roster Saturday, graciously accepted a dose of reality unrelated to the HBO series ‘Hard Knocks.’Then after clearing waivers, in a surprise, Doss reportedly accepted an offer to play on the practice squad of the Jacksonville Jaguars rather than remain with a team and an offense he is familiar with.WR Keelan Doss is …last_img read more

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Single emergency number by 2009

first_img19 March 2008Plans to introduce a single emergency number which South Africans can use to call for help from anywhere in the country are at an advanced stage, the Department of Communications says.Currently, there are more than 350 emergency centres handling various emergency services, set up by different organisations and operating using a variety of numbers.According to the department, the result is that there are numerous numbers of emergency service providers and in an event of a specific emergency one could get confused.The new 112 Emergency Centre will integrate all the services into one number, thereby making is easier for South Africans to get help in any type of emergency, and the department is on track to completing national implementation by the last quarter of 2009.Public private partnershipThe department has since opened a public private partnership tender process to appoint a private partner for the financing, design, management, maintenance and operating of the 112 Emergency Centre on behalf of government.The tender process is on track and the department hopes to appoint the successful bidder in the third quarter of this year.The department will closely work with the various fixed and mobile operators, the SA Police and emergency medical services on the technical specifications and inputs into the process.Once the 112 Emergency Centre tender has been awarded and the system is operational, the 112 centre agents will be able to direct calls to the relevant emergency services – irrespective of where they are in the country.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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Cartoon: Bothered by Occasional Irregularity?

first_imgrob cottingham More Noise to Signal. 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Related Posts 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Tags:#Cartoons#web There is no greater challenge to my geek credentials, no more damning indictment of my weak kung fu, than the fact that I can’t write a regular expression to save my life.I know, I know. They’re a command-line ninja’s shuriken* of choice. If Linux is dough, they’re the KitchenAid**. They’re loyal and loving, and they’ll jump up and do tricks for you if you only know how to ask them. But I don’t know how to ask them, because I only step into the land of regex once or twice a year. Every time the need comes up, I have to re-learn regular expressions more or less from zero. The last time it happened, I broke down and bought an O’Reilly book for my iPad. (This is my usual strategy, based partly on the hope that the knowledge will seep into my brain osmotically through my fingertips while I’m playing Cannibal Bunnies.)And so I found myself plunging back into the book a few days ago, and thinking that there’s probably a German word for the sensation of learning a piece of information, recognizing that it’s something you used to know, and realizing – with some wistfulness – that you will soon forget it again.I’d probably know what that word is… if only I spoke German more often.* N.B.: I know less about martial arts than I know about regular expressions.** Wait, that’s a trademark. Instead of “KitchenAid,” I’m supposed to say “KitchenAid™ stand mixer.” I’d do a search-and-replace on it… if only there was some concise and flexible means for matching strings of text, such as particular characters, words, or patterns of characters.last_img read more

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10 Things You Are Forbidden from Negotiating Away

first_imgYou will be asked to negotiate things you must never trade away. Whatever is offered in trade will never equal what you are being asked to give up. The following list includes the things forbidden from being negotiated away.Integrity or Character: If there is one thing you should never, ever negotiate away, it is your integrity. Your character is worth more to you than anything you possess. From time to time, you will be tested. Someone will ask you to do something illegal or immoral, and those who check you will negotiate by promising you some benefit, likely pecuniary. No matter who offers, and no matter what they offer you, once you negotiate away your integrity, it is difficult to recover—and in some cases, impossible. Stick to your guns.Your Goals and Dreams: It’s too easy to trade your goals and dreams for what other people and society suggest. “The Drift” is powerful, and it will pull you along in a direction, not of your choosing. “The Drift” feels good. It’s comfortable because you fit in, you don’t make other people unhappy or uncomfortable. No one can live your life for you. No group of loosely bound together humans has the right to decide what is right for you. You cannot negotiate away your goals and dreams, no matter who tries to negotiate them away. It’s your life, and those are your dreams. No one has to like it, but they do have to live with your decision.Your Priorities: Goals and dreams are one thing, and priorities are another. You don’t have to negotiate with others what is most important to you now. What other people want from you does take precedence over what you want from you. You never have to be rude about saying no to small things so you can say yes to the things that, for you anyway, are most important. It is also true that you don’t need to negotiate your priorities—least of all with someone who isn’t going to show up to you funereal.Your Word: If you say you will do something, do what you said you would do. Your word is your bond. It is a promise, even if you don’t recognize you had made a promise when you spoke the words. The person who heard your words believed you meant what you said. The one who would have you negotiate away your word is a villain. The words you say after you have stated what you would doo carry no weight and are rendered meaningless by those to whom you speak.Your Loyalty: Your loyalty cannot be for sale. If you owe someone your loyalty, like your integrity and your word, you don’t negotiate it away. There may be a time when someone tries to promise you something to shift your commitment to them, even providing you with a rationale for doing so. If you negotiate away your loyalty, you are treacherous and unfaithful. If you are not loyal, you will not find loyalty. Kipling wrote: “The strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack.”Your Belief in Yourself: Humans are born with a self-conscious to accompany their consciousness. Some will try to convince you that you are not enough, that you should doubt yourself. A few will do this out of their love for you, as a way to prevent you from being hurt. Others will try to have you see something less when you look in the mirror as a way to not feel so small themselves. Whatever the motivation, your belief in yourself cannot be traded for other people’s fears, regardless of their motivation.Your Attitude: Your attitude is a choice. There will be many who try to convince you to see the glass as half full, some suggesting that what the glass holds is poison. There are entire industries built on convincing you to be pessimistic, cynical, and afraid. It is a raw act of courage to decide to be positive, optimistic, and empowered. You must ignore the attempts to negotiate away your attitude. The half-full glass isn’t full of poison, but the words of those who would have you believe that to be true are nothing less than a toxic venom.Assuming Good Intentions: Every day, you will have an opportunity to assume that people who are different from you are your enemies. You will be provided with reasons to believe that people who believe something different from you are somehow evil, worthy of your anger—or hatred. You are supposed to assume their intentions are bad. You don’t have to trade away your willingness to assume good intentions, and by doing so, allow people to assume your good intentions.Your Individuality: You were born an individual. While you might belong to many tribes, there is no tribe worth joining that would have you give up who you are. You will find people who want you to change, or more accurately, who want to change you. You never have to negotiate away who and what you are to please someone else.Your Personal Power: You have the power to be more, do more, have more, and contribute more. You have agency, the ability to decide and act on what you want. You never have to compromise or allow anyone or anything to negate the power you received free and clear at your birth. Your life belongs to you, and it is yours to live.Keep sacred these things that matter most. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

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Ind vs Eng: Raina could be preferred over Yuvraj for Lord’s Test

first_imgMore experienced he might be, but Yuvraj Singh could still be forced to make way for an in-form Suresh Raina when India decide their playing XI for the opening cricket Test against England starting July 21 at the Lord’s.Suresh Raina, also a left-hander but five years younger to Yuvraj, is all set to be rewarded for his consistency and will play on the hallowed turf of Lord’s — an honour that has eluded Yuvraj in his nine-year-old Test career.Lord’s was the venue of India’s greatest triumph outside World Cup when it chased down a target of 326 set by England in the 2002 Natwest Trophy and in which Yuvraj had played a critical knock of 69 runs.This innings came within a fortnight of India sinking England at Lord’s by six wickets but even then, Yuvraj had shone brightly with an unbeaten 64.Yuvraj was India’s hero in India’s triumphant run in recent World Cup with 362 runs at an average of 90.50, to go with his 15 wickets at 25.13 average.Raina, meanwhile, has worked hard to usurp the middle-order batting slot including the revised impression that he was a sitting duck against short-pitched deliveries.The lifting deliveries had threatened to put a pause to Raina’s nascent Test career when he was dropped for the remaining two Tests against South Africa after making 5 and 1 from the two innings of the Centurion Test in the 2010-2011 series.His career so far has been in contrast to the one of Yuvraj. While he has made the most of his opportunity, Yuvraj has squandered most of his even though the latter is widely regarded as more talented of the two left-handers.advertisementTo be fair, Yuvraj never really got a decent Test run, except for nine Tests in 2006 when he made meager returns of 391 runs with just one century and no half century.Misfortune hasn’t helped Yuvraj for it was his flu which provided Raina with a Test debut in Sri Lanka last year.Recently, it was a respiratory problem which stopped him from going to the Caribbean, preceding the present series.Yuvraj’s fine record of 276 runs from four Tests at an average of 46.00 against England hasn’t added to argument in his favour because all these matches were played at home.His left-arm spin is considered a potent threat against England’s impact player Kevin Pietersen but it’s deemed as an additional virtue and not the primary one of weighing in with runs.- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

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Medieval Times to replace all its kings with queens

first_imgThe days of a king sitting on the throne at Medieval Times castles is coming to an end.It’s now time for queens to take control at the franchise’s various locations across North America. After 34 years of kings lording over the jousting competition, all Medieval Times are undergoing a “sea change” and transitioning to queendoms.For those unaware of the goings-on at Medieval Times, here’s how things typically go: upon entry, customers are separated into different colour “teams” and the jousting knights wear the corresponding colour. The knights do battle on horseback while the customers consume a medieval-themed meal with their hands (for real, there are no utensils unless requested). You’re encouraged to be raucous and rude; as you eat, you cheer for your knight to claim victory. Login/Register With: Advertisement A new queen takes the throne at ‘Medieval Times.’ Advertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

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