Moody’s may cut Portugal’s rating further

first_img Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ Tuesday 21 December 2010 5:31 am whatsapp whatsapp alison.lock CREDIT rating agency Moody’s Investor Service has warned that debt-ridden Portugal’s A1 rating may be the next to be downgraded by one or two notches after a review that will take up to three months.The agency attributed the change to the EU state’s weak growth prospects and high borrowing costs – but said its solvency was not in question. Portugal has moved into the eye of the storm in Europe’s debt crisis, with markets worried it will be next to take a bailout after Ireland and Greece.The cost of insuring Portuguese sovereign debt against default rose in response and the euro slipped slightly.The premium that investors demand to hold Portuguese ten-year bonds rather than safer German Bunds rose nine basis points from Monday’s settlement levels to 368 bps. Last month, the spread hit a euro lifetime record of over 481 bps, but has narrowed since thanks to bond buying by the European Central Bank.Moody’s said it had concerns about Portugal’s ability to access capital markets at a sustainable price and cited “uncertainties about Portugal’s longer-term economic vitality, which will be exacerbated by the impact of fiscal austerity”.It said that if the government sought an international bailout, it would have a positive impact on short-term uncertainties, but would raise concerns about medium-term access to private market funding. “The likely deterioration in debt affordability over the medium term and ongoing concerns about the economy’s ability to withstand fiscal consolidation and private sector de-leveraging mean its outlook may no longer be consistent with an A1 rating.” said Anthony Thomas, Moody’s lead analyst for Portugal.The agency also said it was concerned the government may need to support the banking sector for it to regain access to private capital markets, which may have an impact on the country’s debt metrics. Moody’s may cut Portugal’s rating further Share More From Our Partners UK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orglast_img

Novartis sales up despite franc

first_imgTuesday 19 April 2011 8:32 pm whatsapp NOVARTIS, the Swiss pharmaceuticals group, yesterday reported a first-quarter sales jump despite taking a hit from the strong Swiss franc over the first three months of this year.Sales at the group, which has just wrapped up its buyout of US eyecare firm Alcon, rose 14 per cent in constant currencies to $14bn (£8.6bn), boosted by strong demand for recently launched drugs such as Gilenya, Lucentis, Afinitor and Tasigna.Novartis’ operating income was down by three per cent, as the dollar weakened against the Swiss franc. KCS-content Tags: NULL whatsappcenter_img Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsUndoBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeUndoTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmUndothedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comUndoLoan Insurance WealthCatherine Bell’s New Girlfriend Might Look Familiar To YouLoan Insurance WealthUndoDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionUndo Novartis sales up despite franc Show Comments ▼ Share Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wraplast_img

Compagnie Immobiliere Limitee ( HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgCompagnie Immobiliere Limitee ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about Compagnie Immobiliere Limitee ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Compagnie Immobiliere Limitee ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Compagnie Immobiliere Limitee (  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileCompagnie Immobiliere Limitee is based in Port Louis, Mauritius and deals in the renting out of commercial and office space in Mauritius. The company owns the Arcades Currimjee located in the Curepipe. Compagnie Immobiliere Limitee is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius’ Development Enterprise Market.last_img

Getting to know Springbok great Bryan Habana

first_img Wing threat: Bryan Habana causes England’s defence problems during this summer’s three-Test seriesBy Al DymockWITH THE flash of a mischievous smile, Bryan Habana reclines. “There is no greater feeling than drinking a beer out of a trophy,” he says.Habana is both open and philosophical about success. He is in a South London hotel, but you could be sitting at the bar in his house, looking at the shirts on the wall and the trophies on his mantel.It is getting rarer to expect warmth and frankness from professional athletes, yet when Habana is scooting around the room offering you water or helping to clear up broken glass you get a feeling that this bloke may be worth listening to, that you and he could definitely set the world to rights.It is not a bar, it is a conference suite, and he’s speaking as an ambassador for leading rugby brand Canterbury, official kit supplier to England and South Africa. As he sits inches away you find it hard not to laugh along as talk flits from the rise of Argentina to Jonah Lomu’s lack of tries against the Boks, the need for education and even the old night out line of ‘what would you rather fight…’.Talking of his rugby in 2012, though, South Africa’s leading all-time try-scorer lays it out there: “Rewards are always nice and it is something you work towards, but Heyneke Meyer has a great saying, ‘You’re a winner a long time before you step on the field’.“For me the rewards and the accolades are always great, but the one thing I have prided myself on throughout my career is being able to make a contribution to every team I’ve been involved in. For 2010 and 2011 just for the Springboks – I had some great times with the Stormers during those two years – I was disappointed with the contribution I was making.“I was disappointed that I was making silly knock-on and handling errors that I have never done before in my career. I was disappointed that I was not able to contribute in a way to the success of the side.” It must be noted that this is coming from a man who, in 2012 alone, has lifted the Currie Cup with Western Province, won the South African Rugby Player of the Year award and been nominated for the IRB Try of the Year after his split-second chip-and-chase score against the All Blacks.You would think the 29-year-old winger would be devastated not to have been part of South Africa’s winning three-Test tour of the British Isles, but he actually finds the positive in a lengthy lay-off due to an ACL injury.“I would probably be a bit more bleak if my injury was just from a breakdown of my body over the year,” Habana admits with a hint of a shrug. “But (damaging my knee) was a freak accident.“Jean de Villiers said to me after the game, when we found out what it was, that he doesn’t put his head into rucks and try to steal ball for the pure fact that stuff like that happens to knees.Taste of success: Habana drinks from the Currie Cup“I would rather have a medial (injury) than a cruciate or ACL. It keeps you out for six months. On the other side, it sort of gives you time to reflect on the year that’s been. I have not had the opportunity in eight or nine years now, where even after a good year or a bad year you have a two-month break to let your body heal itself and start up at the first of January again. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “Yes, I’m disappointed and would love to wear that Springbok jersey for the 86th time, but I’m not complaining about the rest.”He does not hide from the fact that the modern game has evolved to a stage where the number of games pile up, much as the bodies do after a number of horrid collisions in games. Players are “at the mercy of the rugby schedule” and colleagues like Jannie du Plessis must play 35 games in a row. He can kick back for a while – but Habana still has much he would like to achieve and more trophies he would like to drink out of. NOT FOR FEATURED last_img

The Stack Modular Housing in Manhattan  / Gluck+

first_img Design Team:Shannon Bambenek
Jacob Chartoff
Marc Gee Peter L. Gluck Thomas Gluck Charlie Kaplan
James Macgillivray  Brian Novello Silan YipStructural Engineer (Foundations):SilmanStructural Engineer (Modular):The Harman GroupPrefabrication Consultant:Deluxe Building Systems Inc.Expeditor:CODECity:New YorkCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Amy BarkowRecommended ProductsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinText description provided by the architects. The Stack addresses the need for moderate-income and affordable housing in Manhattan. Save this picture!Floor PlanIt finds opportunity on a small, difficult urban site by taking advantage of offsite construction methods.  Offsite construction offers an accelerated schedule and shorter financing period, turning sites that might otherwise be considered risky and turning them into opportunities. Save this picture!© Amy BarkowIt is a pilot project for developing a quality and economically viable housing solution to strategically rebuilding and filling gaps in outmoded housing infrastructure in the city.Save this picture!Courtesy of Gluck+Save this picture!Courtesy of Gluck+Save this picture!Courtesy of Gluck+Although not necessary to this construction methodology, the design of this 7-storey residential building expresses its modular construction.  Each individual unit is legible but also reads as part of a knit-together whole.  A common misconception of “modular” construction is that the units are products; each one containing a complete apartment of a specific design. In fact “offsite” construction is simply an alternate construction method. The building is designed according to its needs and then “cut” into pieces that can be completely fabricated in the factory and then transported and erected in its intended location.Save this picture!© Amy BarkowThis is the first prefabricated steel and concrete multi-unit residential building to be erected in New York City. Twenty-eight residential units (6 studios, 6 one-bedrooms, 14 two-bedrooms, 2 three-bedrooms) were built with fifty-six complete factory-finished modules prefabricated offsite. 5000 SF of infrastructure and foundations were built on site, in the same first three months that 28,000 SF, 6 stories of building, were simultaneously completed in the factory. A steel column grid structure was built on top of a poured-in-place concrete foundation to receive the stacked modules, and is designed to allow for wider clear spans for commercial leasing on the first floor. The two came together in a four week period of installation. It will have taken approximately 10 months for construction—6 months less than if built with traditional construction methods.Save this picture!© Amy BarkowProject gallerySee allShow lessIlhas House / Arquitetura NacionalSelected ProjectsThe 50 Best Houses of 2020 (So Far)Architecture NewsProject locationAddress:New York, United StatesLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Apartments Pillori Associates Manufacturers: EFCO, Karndean, Merillat, Sherwin-Williams, VaproShield, Ceco, Corian, Craftmaster Hardboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeGLUCK+OfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsSocial HousingRefurbishmentAdaptive reuseNew YorkOn FacebookUnited StatesPublished on July 12, 2020Cite: “The Stack Modular Housing in Manhattan  / Gluck+” 12 Jul 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?曼哈顿叠加式模块化公寓  / Gluck+是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following read more

Former Caltech President Marvin Goldberger Dies at 92

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Make a comment More Cool Stuff HerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Beauty Secrets Only Indian Women KnowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBet You Didn’t Need Another Reason To Stay Coupled Up This SeasonHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Yummy Spices For A Flat TummyHerbeautyHerbeauty News Feature Stories Former Caltech President Marvin Goldberger Dies at 92 By KATHY SVITIL Published on Friday, November 28, 2014 | 8:09 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community Newscenter_img Subscribe Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Marvin L. Goldberger. Photo courtesy CaltechMarvin L. “Murph” Goldberger, Caltech president and professor of theoretical physics, emeritus, passed away on November 26, 2014. He was 92.A Chicago native, Goldberger received his bachelor of science degree from the Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University) in 1943 and, in 1948, his PhD in physics from the University of Chicago, where he later served as a professor of physics. In 1957, he was named Higgins Professor of Mathematical Physics at Princeton University, where he remained until 1978, when he was named Caltech’s fifth presidentand a professor of theoretical physics.During his tenure as president, Goldberger helped to spearhead the development of the first 10-meter telescope at the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii—that telescope and its twin are the largest optical telescopes in the world—and he worked to secure the support of the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation to build the Beckman Institute. “Murph played a key role in helping me convince Arnold Beckman to fund the Caltech proposal for an institute that would develop technology to support research in chemistry and biology,” says Harry Gray, Arnold O. Beckman Professor of Chemistry and founding director of the Beckman Institute.While Goldberger was in office, Caltech’s endowment more than doubled. In addition, the Institute’s teaching standards were revised and the curriculum was restructured, and the undergraduate houses were renovated.“The loss of Murph Goldberger is one that affects us deeply here at Caltech, but also reverberates throughout the nation’s scientific leadership and the international physics community,” says Caltech president Thomas F. Rosenbaum. “Murph was a man whose excitement about physics was contagious, and his enjoyment of life and caring for individuals deeply felt. He held to a vision to push the Institute to new heights of discovery and educational distinction, realized through decisive interventions.”Goldberger left Caltech in 1987 to assume the directorship of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. In 1991, he returned to California to become a professor of physics at UCLA; in 1993, he moved to UC San Diego, where he was a professor of physics and later dean of the university’s Division of Natural Sciences.Goldberger, a particle physicist who worked on the Manhattan Project, derived, with theoretical physicist Sam Bard Treiman, the so-called Goldberger-Treiman relation, which gives a quantitative connection between the strong and weak interaction properties of the proton and neutron.The recipient of numerous awards and academic honors, including the Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics, the Presidential Award of the New York Academy of Sciences, the Leonard I. Beerman Peace and Justice Award, and honorary degrees from Carnegie Mellon, the University of Notre Dame, Hebrew Union College, the University of Judaism, and Occidental College, Goldberger was a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society; served as cochairman of the National Research Council; and was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, read more

California Democratic Party Endorses Anthony Portantino for State Senate

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. HerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNow She’s 19 – Look At Her Transformation! Incredible!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFollow This Summer Most Popular Celeb Beauty TrendHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty14 Effortless Looks That Make Men StareHerbeautyHerbeauty Government California Democratic Party Endorses Anthony Portantino for State Senate Published on Monday, February 29, 2016 | 1:09 pm More Cool Stuff Make a comment On Sunday morning in San Jose, the California Democratic Party made it official and endorsed Anthony Portantino for State Senate. Only one candidate per office can garner the Democratic Party endorsement and in the 25th Senate District, it’s Anthony Portantino. The threshold for endorsement is set very high and in many open race elections no one meets that mark. That was not the case in the 25th, where by virtue of receiving 70% support from local “in district” delegates, Anthony garnered the important and influential Party endorsement.Many people said it couldn’t be done and that out of district interests were too influential to overcome. This vote clearly illustrates that there is nothing more important and stronger than local grassroots support. The wonderful residents of the 25th Senate District want to choose their next Senator and the results of this vote makes their statement. I am very thankful to the friends and activists who came out to vote for me and who made this happen,” commented Portantino.#TeamPortantino has been endorsed by the following “in district” Democratic Clubs: the Bonita Democratic Council, the Claremont Democratic Club, the Cañada Crescenta Democratic Club, the Democratic Club of the Pasadena Foothills, the East Area Progressive Democrats, the Foothill Community Democrats of Monrovia, the Helen Doherty Democratic Club, Southern California Armenian Democrats, the Glendale Democratic Club and the West End Democratic Club.Anthony is a Visiting Fellow at USC. He is the father of two great daughters, Sofia who completed her K-12 education in the district and Bella, a middle school student. Ellen Portantino is currently serving as the PTA President for Bella’s middle school and is an executive at Warner Brothers.For more information, contact Anthony Portantino for Senate, 2016 at [email protected] Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News last_img

Crenshaw talks conservative values

first_img Pinterest Crenshaw talks conservative values Twitter Facebook TAGS  Local News WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 center_img WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Congressman Dan Crenshaw poses for a photo with Jonell Sims at the Ector County Republican Women meeting at the Odessa Country Club Thursday. U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) spoke to the Ector County Republican Women Thursday night about why they are Republicans, and the message they are trying to send when they are trying to convince others to be conservative. Crenshaw started by saying he didn’t think the younger generation was being taught that conservatism is what gave them the country they are in today. “My biggest fear recently is that we’re not doing a great job of that,” Crenshaw said. “We’re losing the younger generation.” He argued that it was not liberalism that made the country what it is today, what he called a miracle, and said liberalism tends to lead to socialism, saying that the more you promise things, the more control the government has to have to get those things. “Eventually you have to promise them a benevolent dictator. They’re well-intentioned, but it eventually leads to AOC, we don’t want that,” Crenshaw said, referring to U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Crenshaw argued the reason Americans should be conservative is because it’s a coherent governing philosophy with clear principles driving it forward, a framework to solve problems. He said his philosophy when it came to solving problems and crafting policy came down to asking questions like whether the policy does good or feels good, does it encourage local control or centralized bureaucracy, and whether it promotes equality of opportunity or equality of outcome. “When we talk to young people they tend to be more freedom-minded than you might realize, they’re not really socialist,” he said. Crenshaw said people should ask when they give something to someone whether it takes away from someone else, and encouraged personal responsibility. “A dependency on government is something you do to people you hate, and we should not treat American citizens like people we hate,” he said. Democrats, he said, simply ask whether a policy addresses injustice, and called it activism as opposed to strategy, which he said had no place in government. “We can’t always agree on things” Crenshaw said. “If you try to have some people in Washington tell everybody they have to do the exact same thing, we’re gonna drive everybody crazy.” Crenshaw also criticized one idea he called libertarian, which is open borders. He said while the idea was nice from a marketing theory due to the movement of labor, it isn’t good for governing a society. “We have a right to say that legal immigrants have the right to get in front of the line as opposed to illegal immigrants,” he said. “We have 100,000 people claiming asylum when only 10, 15 percent of northern triangle countries have an actually valid claim.” This isn’t accurate. While about 20 to 30 percent of asylum requests are granted annually, that doesn’t necessarily mean every other asylum request is denied because it is invalid. Crenshaw said there was a misconception that federal government can solve everything, and that a group of experts can figure everything out. He said the idea of revolution was seductive, especially to young people. “When they hear talk about revolution and Bernie Sanders and all this crap it is seductive, because that’s what the young mind is always looking for,” Crenshaw said. Crenshaw said every generation, the country is in danger of squandering what they have, and said it was values like personal responsibility and liberty that keep the republic alive. “Conservatism is about gratitude for everything that has led to this moment, and we have to fight for it and we have to tell people what it is,” he said. Twitter Previous article051219 OHS Lee Softball 03Next articleSTONE: Know your spots Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img

Calls for extension to Leap Card Scheme to include Donegal services

first_imgHomepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – May 18, 2018 Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Google+ Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterestcenter_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Previous articleUK to produce new customs proposal to prevent hard borderNext articleAlmost 30 new SNAs destined for Donegal News Highland Calls for extension to Leap Card Scheme to include Donegal services Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter There are calls for the Leap Card Scheme to be extended to include all passenger and commuter services in Donegal.Since its introduction in 2011, the scheme has been extended to include not only the greater Dublin area but also public transport services in Galway, Cork, Limerick and Waterford.Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty has reitereated his call for the Leap Card Scheme to be extended to include all passenger and commuter bus services in Donegal.The scheme enables passengers to avail of up to 20% off fares when paying for journeys on a number of public transport routes either by rail or bus.Deputy Doherty says he believes rural commuters should be able to avail of these cheaper fares which are available when purchasing ticktes on Bus Eireann and on other public operators in major cities.He says it once again shows the complete lack of regard the Government has for the people of Donegal. Facebooklast_img

Canada adding third shipyard to build six icebreakers

first_img Photo: Illustration. Royal Canadian Navy file photo The Canadian government has initiated a process to add a third shipyard as a strategic partner under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) to build new icebreakers for the Coast Guard.A total of six icebreakers are to be built by this shipyard, officials announced last week.Through an “invitation to qualify”, the government would establish a short list of pre-qualified shipyards that will be eligible to submit a formal proposal to become the third strategic partner under the NSS, joining Irving Shipbuilding Inc. and Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards.Interested suppliers have 15 days, starting August 2, to respond to the invitation to qualify, it was said.On May 22, 2019, prime minister Justin Trudeau announced the government’s plan to invest C$15.7 billion to renew the Coast Guard fleet, with up to 16 multi-purpose vessels to be built at Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards and two new Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships to be built at Irving Shipbuilding Inc.“Demands on the Coast Guard will only grow as the impacts of climate change become more frequent and intense,” Jonathan Wilkinson, minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, said.“By adding the new program icebreakers to renew the fleet, we are ensuring the women and men of the Canadian Coast Guard have the equipment they need to deliver icebreaking services in the Arctic, on the St. Lawrence waterway and on Canada’s East Coast.” View post tag: NSS View post tag: Canadian Coast Guardcenter_img View post tag: Icebreakers Share this articlelast_img