From the moment University of Santo Tomas exited the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament, its head coach Kung Fu Reyes immediately looked ahead to the Golden Tigresses’ future.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Reyes said UST will start off on a blank slate for Season 81 and no player from the 2018 tournament will have strength of tenure even as the incumbent Golden Tigresses will try out for one of the 14 roster spots.“It will be do-or-die for next year, everyone will have to kill for their spot on the team,” said Reyes in Filipino Saturday at Blue Eagle Gym. “Everybody has the skills so the incumbent players have to defend their territory if they want to stay with the team.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“This will be a total revamp for next year so we can also entertain the freshmen who will come in. There will be a tryout for every position.”The Golden Tigresses finished Season 80 with a disappointing 4-10 record good for only seventh place after they lost to the Adamson University, 25-6, 25-23, 25-23, in their final elimination round game. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES View comments Barcelona unbeaten in record 39 straight La Liga games P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames UST went on to miss the Final Four for the fifth time in the last six years.Reyes said the poor finish was the reality the Tigresses were dealt with and they have nothing to do but accept it and move on to the next year.“That’s the reality we have, we have to accept it,” said Reyes who finished his third year of coaching for the Golden Tigresses.Reyes, though, sees a bright future for UST as he expects sisters EJ and Eya Laure to be in the Season 81 pool together with Cherry Rondina, who will play in her fifth and final year.“There are also players from other schools who want to go enroll at UST without asking for anything in return because they just want to study at UST,” said Reyes. “That’s a big deal for us despite all the losses they can still see the potential of the school.”ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil
The 13-year guard scored 34 points to pass Dell Curry as the Los Angeles Clippers routed the Boston Celtics 140-115 on Monday night for their fifth straight win.Williams came into the game needing 28 points to pass Curry, who had 11,147 bench points. He surpassed Curry with 9:53 remaining in the fourth quarter with a driving layup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAccording to the Elias Sports Bureau, starters and reserves were tracked in box scores beginning with the 1970-71 season.“Being a sixth man and a career bench player, to have an opportunity to have something like that is special,” Williams said. “I’ve just continued to play aggressively. The shots have really been falling the last couple games.” Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Terry Rozier led the Celtics with 26 points while Jaylen Brown added 22 and Kyrie Irving 18. Boston had a three-game winning streak snapped as it was trying to become the second Eastern Conference team this season to win all four games in California.It is the most points the Celtics have allowed in Brad Stevens’ six seasons as coach and only the fourth time since 1990 they have allowed 140 or more in a regular-season game.“It was a combination of our defense abandoning us and them playing terrific,” Stevens said. “We couldn’t get stops. We talked about trying to guard different ways when we should have just do better what we do. We’ll move on.”Gallinari scored 13 points in the first quarter to propel the Clippers to a 25-19 lead. Rozier hit a 3-pointer at the start of the second to pull the Celtics within three before the Clippers scored nine straight points to lead 34-22 with 9:55 remaining. Later in the quarter, Irving scored five points during an 8-3 run to get Boston within 46-42, but the Clippers countered with another 9-0 run to push the lead back into double digits.Los Angeles led 62-49 at halftime. A 3-pointer by Gordon Hayward with 5:04 remaining pulled Boston to 81-72 but that would be as close as the Celtics got.The Clippers led 101-85 going into the fourth quarter and steadily pulled away.TIP-INSCeltics: Jayson Tatum did not play due to right shoulder soreness. It is only the third time in the forward’s two-year career he has missed a game, but the first due to injury. Brown started in his place.Clippers: Wilson Chandler made his Los Angeles debut at the beginning of the fourth quarter. Chandler was acquired from Philadelphia on Feb. 6 but missed nine games due to a right quad strain.UP NEXT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history LATEST STORIES It is also Williams’ eighth game this season and 29th in his career with 30 or more points off the bench.“It’s amazing just watching him play. Even tonight, just his pace and his speed,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “The way Lou does it with his size and how often he gets in the paint and finishes over big men is amazing.”Williams, who was 14 of 20 from the field, wasn’t the only Clipper who was hot from the field. Los Angeles shot 61.6 percent (53 of 86), which was its third-best game by field goal percentage since 2000, according to SportRadar. It also tied for the Clippers’ second-most points scored since 2000, with only a 142-94 win over the Lakers on March 6, 2014, surpassing it.Danilo Gallinari added 25 points and Montrezl Harrell 20 for the Clippers, who led most of the game and were up by as many as 30 in the fourth quarter.“We played terrific. We shot the ball well, moved the ball and played at an amazing pace,” Rivers said. “I thought the defense early on was terrific and that got us out running. We really believed that we had to turn this into a pace game to win and I thought we did that.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Los Angeles Clippers’ Lou Williams, left, and Montrezl Harrell celebrate a basket made by Williams during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics, Monday, March 11, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 140-115. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES — Lou Williams said it best after becoming the NBA’s career leader in points off the bench.“Any time you can say of all time next to your name, it’s special,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Tick tock, tick tock: Tokyo Olympics clock hits 500-day mark Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Celtics: Return home to face Sacramento Thursday.Clippers: Host Portland Tuesday. 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– says it facilitated clearing of cargo under PTP agreementThe Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) is contending that it bears no responsibility whatsoever for the delay in Movietowne’s construction. According to the tax entity, it has in fact assisted the company in clearing its goods.The GRA statement comes in light of complaints emanating from Movietowne investor Derek Chin in regard to processing delays and red tape. GRA Commissioner General Godfrey Statia, in a statement to the media on Monday, noted that articles appearing in sections of the media imply tardiness on part of the GRA.“While legally guided by the rules of confidentiality, the GRA wishes to set the record straight in this instance. Construction of MovieTowne commenced in 2011. In mid-2017, the principal of MovieTowne first met with the GRA to discuss the issue of concessions, and at that meeting, requested that concessions beThe MovieTowne constructionbackdated to the commencement of construction. The GRA advised that concessions cannot be backdated, and should have been applied prior at the commencement of construction.“The GRA also advised the principal that equipment currently being utilised in the construction of MovieTowne was in breach of the terms of another Investment Development Agreement (IDA) since, based on the said IDA, equipment earmarked for use on another major project was being utilised in the construction of MovieTowne.”Statia claimed that instead of terminating the IDA on the basis of the breach, the GRA agreed to allow both projects to continue. He claimed that there was an understanding that the available remedies under the said IDA would be enforced after the projects were completed.He went on to explain that MovieTowne had submitted an IDA application to the Guyana Office for Investment (Go-Invest). The company, Statia related, was in September 2017 advised by the GRA that only concessions in line with those granted to competitors in the industry would be allowed.This supports Chin’s subsequent statements to this publication, made in an interview in which he denied receiving preferential treatment.According to Statia, Chin was further advised that additional information would be needed, inclusive of source of financing, before a recommendation could be made to the Minister of Finance for approval.“MovieTowne’s container arrived at the wharf on October 21, 2017, and without the approval of the IDA, the GRA facilitated MovieTowne to clear its goods with a Prior to Processing (PTP) arrangement on November 19, 2017.” “The goods were uplifted on November 28, 2017, demonstrating that there were no delays on GRA’s part. On December 29, 2017, MovieTowne was granted an IDA consistent with those granted to competitors in the industry, which allow for the waiver of Duty and VAT on certain equipment.”Chin, a Guyana-born businessman, is currently constructing the first overseas branch of the Trinidad-based Movietowne franchise here in Guyana. During a recent tour however, Chin had spoken out about challenges facing the construction project at Turkeyen. Chin had noted that these challenges were costing the company, but that interactions with the Government had dwindled.“We have met with Government, and I don’t seem to meet with them anymore… to say that, ‘Mr Chin, how is your investment going? What can we do to help?’ So that communication link with the Government is very important… the Private Sector is the driver. The Government cannot outrun the Private Sector because it is the Private Sector. It has its own money, but the Private Sector needs to be given that encouragement,” Chin had said.Additionally, the businessman had said Government should be more involved in discussion with the Private Sector, and work hand in hand with that sector, since its members are the ones who are the drivers of the economy.
The wife and her friend who killed the woman’s husband were on Thursday handed the death penalty by Justice Sandil Kissoon in the Berbice Assizes.Moments after the sentence was passed, the wife fainted and had to be resuscitated while her friend seemed helpless on hearing her destiny.Convicted wife of the deceased, Hemwattie AbdullaOn March 13, 2018, the two were found guilty and the court postponed sentencing until Thursday, when a probation report on the two was to be presented to the court. The women, Hemwattie Abdulla, also known as “Annie” and her friend, Seerojini Permaul, known as “Usha”, murdered Abdool Shakeel Majid in 2012.They were given the death sentence for unlawfully killing Majid, a US citizen, whose battered body was discovered on the Number 63 beach, Corentyne on April 26, 2012.Following the presentation of the probations reports, Justice Kissoon said despite the circumstances which they experienced in life which could be considered unfortunate, the court cannot turn a blind eye to the circumstances which led to the death of the US-based taxi driver.Speaking of the crime, Justice Kissoon told the two women that the crime was a planned and calculated event which lasted several months and evolved cross-border communication. The wife, he said, did not want to murder her husband in the US and so she contacted her former neighbour who she knew for over two decades.Seerojini Permaul helped her friend plan the murderHe also noted that Permaul accepted US$5000. “The victim might have been alive today but for a few pieces of silver,” the Judge said.Special Prosecutor Ganesh Hira represented the State, while Attorneys Mursalin Bacchus and Arud Gossai represented Abdulla and Attorney Nigel Hughes represented Permaul during the trial which lasted more than one month.The prosecution’s case was that Abdulla arranged the murder of her husband for the money which he had received from an accident in the US and got Permaul to assist her in executing the plot.However, Justice Kissoon in his ruling said although that evidence was led in the Magistrate’s Court during the Preliminary Inquiry, Attorney Bacchus successfully led evidence to forbid that bit of evidence from being told to the jury and as such, it is only a speculation.Majid and his wife Abdulla had arrived in Guyana back in April 2012, with the intention of spending a two-week vacation. However, five days after coming to Guyana, Majid’s battered body with the scalp missing was found on the beach.By then, Abdulla had returned to the United States of America, where she is a resident and had informed relatives of the deceased that her husband was enjoying himself in Suriname and that he had urged her to return home as her daughter was ill.It was a relative of the dead man who found his suitcase and other personal belongings including his passport at a house and the Police began a probe.Meanwhile, the self-made widow fainted as she was waiting to be transported from court to the prison until the execution of the sentence.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityMade at Boeing Co.’s Satellite Development Center in El Segundo, the first Wideband Global SATCOM is scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral in Florida during a 71-minute launch window starting at 5:22 p.m. PDT. Once in orbit, the so-called WGS will represent the Department of Defense’s highest capacity communications satellite. The first WGS eventually will be joined by others to form a constellation of five Boeing-built satellites. WGS will perform the functions of an existing constellation known as the Defense Satellite Communications System, or DSCS, which supports all three military branches. “This one (WGS) satellite has more capability than the entire DSCS constellation, which has nine satellites,” said Col. Donald Robbins, the Air Force’s commander of the Wideband Satellite Communications Group. “What that does for the warfighter is it allows him to communicate at a level that he cannot communicate today. It’s kind of a quantum leap for them. It’s equivalent to going from dial-up to broadband.” The Space and Missile Systems Center, at the Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, oversees the WGS program for the military and bought the first satellite from Boeing. WGS will not have global reach until three of the satellites are in orbit. After the third satellite is launched, as early as next year – followed by several months of standard testing – troops on the battlefield, aircraft and ships will be able to quickly send large amounts of information to almost any location on the planet. In addition, WGS will operate in two frequencies, the X-band, used heavily by the Army, and the Ka-band, which carries broadcast signals. The military’s Global Broadcast Service constellation provides one-way Ka-band signals. By contrast, WGS will provide two-way Ka-band signals. The new satellite system will also be able to “cross-band,” which involves communications using both frequencies simultaneously. “It’s huge for the military,” Robbins said. “So someone sitting in Baghdad with an X-band terminal can talk to someone with a Ka-band terminal. It gives the troops in the field more flexibility, capability and connectivity.” Boeing was awarded its first WGS contract in January 2001. The Air Force estimates that each satellite will cost about $350 million. The WGS is based on Boeing’s largest commercial satellite model, the 702. Using a so-called “off-the-shelf” commercial model for a military mission is saving the government time and money, Robbins said. Development of the WGS was a collaboration between the Air Force, Boeing, the Army and El Segundo-based The Aerospace Corp., a federally funded think tank. Mark Spiwak, Boeing’s WGS program director, called the collaboration “very effective and productive.” “There can be no better benefactor for these enhanced services than those who fight to defend the nation and preserve the peace,” Spiwak said in a prepared statement to the Daily Breeze. The WGS had been scheduled to launch Tuesday, but a data anomaly involving the Atlas V launch vehicle led the Air Force to delay a day. The fourth WGS satellite is scheduled for launch in 2011, with the fifth in 2012. email@example.comWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MILITARY: Device built in El Segundo has greater defense capacity than earlier models. By Muhammed El-Hasan STAFF WRITER A Boeing-built satellite will launch into orbit today to help propel the U.S. military into an age of more powerful communications.
Swilly Rovers F.C. News:Swilly Lotto results Mon 23rd Nov 2015. Numbers drawn: 10, 11, 13 & 16. No Jackpot winner. No 3-number winners. Jackpot next week: €1050. Next draw in Conways Bar on Monday Nov 30th.The Swilly under 10 girls defeated Bonagee 2-1 in the girl’s winter league in what turned out to be the clubs only fulfilled fixture of the past week. All other club fixtures fell victim to the weather. The next senior match is against FanadUnited in Swilly Park, with kick off 2pm.SOCCER: SWILLY ROVERS U10 GIRLS DEFEAT BONAGEE was last modified: November 26th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:soccerSport
no dice REVEALED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card ALTERED punished Having won the World Cup Golden Boot, Harry Kane’s focus is already on Tottenham and the striker has set himself a new target.Kane has vowed to take just two weeks off in a bid to be ready to play Newcastle in Spurs’ first game of the season on 11 August. And despite becoming England’s first recipient of the award since Gary Lineker in 1986, he still feels he could have done better.“It’s been a fantastic campaign, for me personally and the team. It’s something I’m very proud of.“But there’s still stuff I can improve on. I can get better. I feel like there have been games in this tournament when I could have done better, but that’s all part of the learning curve.“It’s a big achievement. Not many people get to say they’ve won a Golden Boot at a World Cup. I said coming into this tournament that I wanted to prove I could do it on these stages.” Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Harry Kane with the Premier League Golden Boot smart causal REVEALED 2 “I will hopefully be back for the first game and hopefully try and score in August [for the first time in the Premier League] this year,” said Kane, smiling as he acknowledged the fact he has never been able to find the net during the month.After Newcastle, Tottenham play Fulham and then Manchester United.“I want to be playing in four weeks’ time,” he said. “We’ll see. We’ll have to talk to the gaffer [Mauricio Pochettino] at Spurs. It will be a couple of weeks [off]. The most important thing is mentally [to be ready]. Physically, this has been our pre-season. We tick over and are not going to just do nothing for two weeks. We will ease our way into it.“It’s the world we live in and, obviously, if we want to be fit for the first game we have to keep on top of it. Try and rest mentally as much as possible.“Physically your body will take you where you never thought it would. It’s always mentally. We train all year round. We are young and fit and physically your body gets on with it.“Personally, and for the lads, it’s about getting away from football. That’s what we’ve got to try and do. With the season starting soon it will be hard, but that’s something we have to deal with.”Kane played 573 minutes of football for England at the World Cup and finished with two more goals than Cristiano Ronaldo, Romelu Lukaku, Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe and Denis Cheryshev and says the award will sit next to his two Premier League Golden Boot trophies. How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Kane scored six goals for England Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 2 possible standings targets LATEST TOTTENHAM NEWS gameday cracker Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? gameday Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January
Chef Martin AndersonMany thanks for sharing and commenting on last week’s article, I had a great response and as you’ve probably seen in the media they are really crying out for real chefs. The second round of CAO offers are out so maybe you should consider a life in the catering industry!But today let’s talk about seafood. I remember my first experience with real fish was once again back in the catering college in Killybegs , under the instructions of Chef Pat O’Callaghan (sadly not with us any more. )I had my first taste of oysters and also had the experience of filleting real fish. I remember walking past the fish factories at 7.30am with the umbrella up so that the seagulls wouldn’t leave their deposits on your coat as you walked passed the trailers filled with fish guts. The workers inside would hand-fillet tonnes of fish everyday, and the waste would come shooting out the side of the factory, some stink too !From that time until now I love all types of seafood, large boxes of mixed fish were delivered to the class and we would sort through it, monkfish, turbot, sea trout, black sole , plaice & mackerel , the best was kept for recipes and the lesser known went for making stocks and meals for the tutors and students . We loved when there was a VIP event, graduation of high end buffet, only the best seafood for them.I remember being taught how to tie live lobsters onto planks with butchers twine so that the would stay flat on cooking and not curl up for presentation , often we had lobster races on the kitchen counters and sometimes if you were bold or brave enough the odd live lobster would make its way into an unsuspecting persons locker , bed or even Chefs Pants , all good fun .During competition season we spent days, cooking, glazing and decoration show platters of seafood , sadly a part of catering that has disappeared unless you are working in a high class establishment .As my career moved forward I had the chance to work with chef Joe Duggan in the Portnablagh Hotel ( that’s gone too ) twice a week massive bags of fresh mussels & hand dived scollops would land in. I hated it. We would stand for hours cleaning , shelling and finally cooking them , ( my hands would be torn to shreds with the shells & seawater ) looking back now was a great experience . Nowadays fresh fish although plentiful is expensive , farmed salmon has replaced it’s far superior cousin the wild salmon, a completely different flavour , texture & colour. Even seabass is farmed , it always amazed me how they got all the fillets the same size until I discovered it was farmed .Fresh tuna was a luxury in those days , now it is readily available and shockingly expensive, last year I paid €1000.00 for fresh tuna for an event, fillet steak is only slightly more expensive .We live on an island and the majority of coastal towns have some form of Fishing Industry as Bernard McHugh might say and yet we still export a large amount of our natural resource to Europe and even as far as Japan , but I suppose it’s sustaining local jobs so that’s a plus.Locally here in Donegal we are blessed with clean water and have mussels, oysters , scollops , razor clams and more mackerel that you can shake a fishing rod at . All available in local fish counters or go visit a pier and see what you can get , a wee bit of cash goes a long way at many a harbour .If you have never tried different types of seafood remember that it doesn’t all come frozen , battered or breaded , fresh fish is very versatile , it can be poached , steamed, pan fried , roasted , eaten raw if it’s really fresh but be careful with that and seek professional advice , it’s hard to beat a bit of fresh tuna raw though .Shellfish is a different kettle of fish!! Many have to be cooked before eating and really have to be fresh , again look up online for ideas or videos , way to much information for me to post here . The weirdest thing I have eaten as regards seafood are sea urchins , so tasty and a delicacy in many parts of the world. What’s the wildest thing you have eaten ? Maybe send me your answer and I’ll make a list for next week.So let’s go out and buy some fresh fish , there are loads of recipes online for you to try , start simple and work your wZy up to something exotic , here is one of my favourite Mussel recipes , gluten & dairy free too. Happy fishing !!Lemon grass, coconut and chilli mussels.You will need.½ lemongrass stem, finely chopped.2 red chilli’s, seeds removed, thinly sliced lengthways.1 dessert spoon of ginger paste or a 1 inch piece of grated ginger.150ml reduced fat coconut milk2 tsp fish sauceFresh or vacuum packed musselsChopped corianderRapeseed oil for cooking.MethodWash and pick the mussels pulling out the beard.Heat a little oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the lemongrass, chili and ginger. Cook for 1 minute.Add the coconut milk and fish sauce, Increase the heat to high and then bring to the boil.Add the mussels and cover with a tight-fitting lid. Steam the mussels, shaking the pan occasionally, for 5 minutes or until opened. Discard any unopened mussels.Stir in the coriander and Serve in a large bowl with big chunks of crispy bread . HE’S FRESH IN THE KITCHEN – FOR THE LOVE OF SEAFOOD WITH MARTIN ANDERSON was last modified: August 20th, 2015 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:Martin Andersonseafood
An innovative safety initiative is being introduced in bars across the country to protect people who may need an escape route from uncomfortable situations.Gardaí explain that the aim of the initiative is to focus on “supporting people who feel unsafe, intimidated or threatened in a social setting, while on a night out.”Examples of such situations would be if you’re on a date and things are becoming inappropriate, if you’ve discovered you’ve been catfished after meeting someone from a dating website or app, or if things just feel like things are getting a little weird. If you’re feeling uneasy, you can approach the staff at the premises and ask “is Angela in?”The codeword can be used by anyone of any gender, any sexual orientation, and any age.This will let the staff know that you’re in an uncomfortable situation without having to explain the ins and outs of the situation. The bar staff will then call you a taxi and help you discreetly exit the premises.Source: An Garda SíochánaThe initiative was introduced by Waterford City Council last November and has since spread to bars and nightclubs in Cork. Gardaí are fully supporting the initiative and have called for it to go nationwide last week on Crime Call.‘Ask for Angela’ initiative provides people who feel unsafe on a date with an escape route was last modified: February 10th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:#askforangelabarsGardaisafety
With the recent announcement of the government’s new Climate Action Plan, many households will be working to reduce their carbon footprint.Most importantly for homeowners, the new strategy includes plans for the retrofitting of 500,000 homes. This will be hugely beneficial for our local environment in Letterkenny, and for the country in general. However, as with anything that has major long-term human and societal benefits, making our homes ‘greener’ will come with a significant cost. The good news is that Letterkenny Credit Union stands ready to provide loans for those looking to retrofit their homes in the coming months.Gordon Randles, CEO says Letterkenny Credit Union has launched a new ‘green’ home loan for those wanting to retrofit their homes, but who might need some financial assistance to do so.“The new loan is as affordable as it is flexible. To mark the recent announcement of Ireland’s new climate plan, the loan is currently being offered at an APR of 8.2% *.“The loan is typically approved within 24 hours and does not have any hidden fees or costs. Letterkenny Credit Union is happy to work with borrowers to structure the repayments in a way that suits their financial circumstances best. “The product is designed to take the toxic stress out of home improvements, so you can focus on the greener aspects of your upgrade.”In addition, Letterkenny Credit Union can also help with a loan to assist those homeowners using SEAI home energy improvement grants to retrofit their homes.The Sustainability Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) grant aims to increase the Building Energy Rating (BER) for homes.The grant ranges from €300 for attic insulation, to €700 for upgrades to heating controls and to €6,000 for external wall insulation.The added benefit for homeowners is their return on investment; saving money on their heating bills once the work is completed.The SEAI Grants typically cover one-third of the total cost of the works for an average home. Homeowners can apply to Letterkenny Credit Union for a loan should they need assistance with the remaining balance of the energy upgrade.For further information on the new, green home loan, contact Letterkenny Credit Union at 0749102126 or email firstname.lastname@example.org*For a €20,000, 5 year variable interest rate loan with 60 monthly repayments of €405.06, an interest Rate of 7.95%, a representative APR of 8.25%, the total amount payable by the member is €24306.04. Information correct as at 23/08/2019Letterkenny Credit Union launches new ‘green’ home improvement loan was last modified: August 26th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)