Willie McAteer due in court in relation to alleged financial irregularities at Anglo

first_img Gardai investigate Castlefinn burglary RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restored By News Highland – July 23, 2012 Willie McAteer due in court in relation to alleged financial irregularities at Anglo WhatsApp Google+ Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist Two men are due in court this afternoon, as part of an investigation into alleged financial irregularities at Anglo Irish Bank.The former Anglo Irish Bank Director Willie McAteer, who’s 56 and originally from Rathmullan, was detained this morning – whilst a second man – who’s also in his 50s – has also been arrested.Both men will appear before Dublin District Court this afternoon.Reacting to today’s development, the Justice Minister said this investigation is now a matter for our independent prosecution service.In a statement, Alan Shatter said it’s important that due process now takes place and that nothing is said which could in any way prejudice the outcome of the criminal prosecutions. Pinterestcenter_img Google+ Facebook Previous articleMacGill: Fianna Fail Senator wants rules to make TDs accountableNext articleArranmore Island welcomes an unusual visitor News Highland News Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumnlast_img read more

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“Persons need to take climate change seriously” – Lt Col Craig

first_imgActing Director General of the Civil Defence Commission, Lieutenant Colonel Kester Craig urged stakeholders to be more proactive in the fight to mitigate climate change.On day two of the Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management (CAPAM) 2018 Biennial Conference, with focus being placed on climate change, the CDC head said, “this is not the time to sit back and wait” on the impacts of climate change, measures need to be “in place to ensure that we reduce the impact.”“Having a conference focusing on climate governance is critical because the changes that are necessary need to come from the policy level and also be operationalised,” he said.The acting Director General also remarked that while there are policies and plansA section of the gathering at the 2018 Biennial Conference on Tuesdaytabled, the implementation of these is faced with challenges. He explained “For us to have satisfactory implementation, you must have the governance systems in place at all level,” adding that the key to this is at the individual level.“Persons need to take climate change seriously; persons need to take disaster risk management seriously and start working on reducing their risk on an individual level, that’s the only way we would be able to withstand the impact of climate change.”Lieutenant Colonel Craig told the Department of Public Information that the sessions have been “enlightening” with “very useful information” being shared among representatives of Commonwealth nations.He noted that the Conference presents an opportunity for public servants to learn about different strategies and tools being used by the international community and utilise what is applicable to Guyana.The Civil Defence Commission head disclosed that he hopes to see “positive social change” after the conclusion of the conference, adding that participants should “take away important messages, important tools and go back to their organisations and start implementing those systems.”CAPAM 2018 continued with sessions on integrating risk management processes in decision making, balancing climate action and economic growth, and strategies for developing policies and engaging citizens on day two.last_img read more

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Malaysian students do LYIT proud at BICS National Awards

first_imgThe achievements of the Malaysian Students Society at Letterkenny IT were celebrated last week at the Board of Irish Colleges Societies (BICS) National Awards.The college society was nominated in two award categories – student Edward Ng was nominated for Best Individual and the Malaysian Students Society were nominated for Best Society Promotional Video.The group attended the awards ceremony in the Sheraton Hotel Athlone on Thursday 11th April. While they did not take home the overall category prizes, they enjoyed an event dedicated to recognising the huge effort made by the many individuals who run student societies across Ireland.The BICS Awards are an opportunity for students and their societies to showcase their numerous achievements from the previous year. Higher education is more than exams, coursework and lectures, and students who are involved in running college societies know this.The National Awards are a means of recognising this dedication and are an opportunity to celebrate the importance and value that societies contribute to college life.LYIT Malaysian Students Society with Josephine Wilson, LYIT Student Union Administrator and Siobhan Howe, Student Union Education OfficerMalaysian students do LYIT proud at BICS National Awards was last modified: April 17th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:LYITMalaysian Students Societylast_img read more

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Former UC Davis student Brita Sigourney earns bronze metal in halfpipe at Olympics

first_imgBrita Sigourney, the U.S. freeskier, who once attended UC Davis, won the bronze medal in the halfpipe in the Pyeongchang Games on Tuesday.Women’s freestyle halfpipe debuted at the Sochi Games four years ago.Gold medal winner was Cassie Sharpe of Canada, Marie Martinod of France earned silver.Sigourney skied cleanly on her first run in the final, scoring 89.80 — which put her in third place among the 12 finalists going into the second run. She skied clean again, scored an 88.60, and held onto …last_img read more

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Mr Price Pro set to be better than ever

first_imgFormer championSouth Africa’s foremost campaigner on the elite Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Championship Tour, Jordy Smith, has confirmed he will once again compete in the prestigious event. The Mr Price Pro Ballito Champion in 2010, Smith will be looking to win the title again in an event that is close to his heart. The powerful, barreling surf at Willard’s Beach has become a favourite stop for touring professionals, who make their annual pilgrimage from as far afield as the USA, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Japan and Tahiti to test their skills in its spitting tubes and punchy beach-break ramps. Entries have already begun to stream in with world number 26, Yadin Nicol of Australia, being the first man to get his in. A standout in the large, hollow waves of Hawaii’s notorious North Shore this past season (December 2012), Nicol is well suited to the challenging waves of Ballito. He represents the calibre of surfer anticipated for this year’s event. SAinfo reporter “Ballito is an incredible wave in the wintertime,” Smith said. “It is a special event for me because it’s at home and it means I get to compete in front of my friends and family. I’ve won it before, so I am looking forward to going back to see if I can take it out once again.” The Mr Price Pro Ballito is set to heat up the South African winter when it takes place for a fifth season on the wave-rich KwaDukuza coast in KwaZulu-Natal. A host of the world’s finest surfers will do battle for the title from 1 to 7 July. While the surfers ride the ocean waves by day, spectators will be rocked by sound waves at night as Mr Price once again presents the Free Music Concerts at Salt Rock on 4, 5 and 6 July. As one of just eight Prime events on the ASP World Qualifying Series, and the only internationally rated professional event on the African continent, the Mr Price Pro Ballito offers surfers valuable ASP ratings points, not to mention a substantial R 2.2-million (US$250 000) in prize purse. It is also critical for surfers hoping to qualify for the elite ASP World Championship Tour in 2014. “Opportunities like this enable the foundation to impact the lives of children from our programmes in a different and special way. Their participation in fun activities at the Pro means a lot to them and gives them exposure to international events and opportunities they would never have dreamt of.” “It is my great pleasure to welcome some of the world’s top 96 surfers to our sunny shores. KwaDukuza has been home to the Mr Price Pro Ballito for the past five years and we look forward to sharing with both our international and domestic visitors our position as a world class surfing and holiday destination,” said KwaDukuza Mayor Ricardo Mthembu. FestivalThe Mr Price Pro Ballito Beach Festival will once again run in conjunction with the surfing from 1 to 7 July. It is reputed to be the biggest beach festival on the African continent and in excess of 70 000 people flooded the gates over the seven days in 2012. This year’s Festival is expected to see record numbers once again, with more exciting cultural, retail, lifestyle and sports entertainment in store. For the first time, from 2 to 4 July, the Mr Price Pro Ballito will incorporate a Food and Wine festival, bringing mouth-watering flavours to the beach and adding a new and exciting dynamic to this year’s festival. 19 February 2013 “We are encouraged and excited that the parties involved in the Mr Price Pro have chosen the RedCap Foundation to benefit from the event in various ways,” Smangele Mbeje of the Red Cap Foundation said. Featuring an elite 96-man field, only the highest rated surfers on the ASP One World Rankings qualify for the event, with just a few spots open to local wildcards. Social investmentThe RedCap Foundation has been selected as the event’s Social Investment Programme. It will benefit from this year’s festival, with a number of fun activities aimed at impacting the lives of children in need. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Two Newbuilds Join COSCO Shipping Tanker Dalian

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: COSCO Shipping Tanker (Dalian); Simon Young COSCO Shipping Tanker (Dalian), a tanker shipping branch of China COSCO Shipping, has taken delivery of two newbuilds this week.On September 17, the 72,000 dwt Mt Lian Shan Hu was delivered and christened at the terminal of Dalian Shipbuilding Industry.The vessel is the fourth in the series of wide-body, energy-saving LR1 oil tankers, tailored by Dalian Shipbuilding Industry for COSCO Shipping Tanker (Dalian). The ship is flagged in Hong Kong and boasts a LOA of 220 metres, a moulded breadth of 36 metres, moulded depth of 20 metres, and its endurance exceeds 18,000 nautical miles.On the following day, a very large crude carrier named Mt Cosnew Lake was christened and delivered at the same facility.The 319,000 dwt VLCC features anti-sand patent design and the latest energy-saving and environmentally-friendly technologies, the company said.With a LOA of 332.5 metres, a moulded breadth of 60 metres, a dwt of 319,000, and a draught of 20.5 meters, the vessel can carry 2,500 barrels of crude oil via the Straits of Malacca.The tanker shipping company owns and operates a fleet of over 40 oil tankers and LPG ships, and is set to reach nearly 9 million in fleet capacity by the end of 2018. The company is targeting 12 million dwt capacity.Image Courtesy: COSCO Shipping Tanker (Dalian); Simon Younglast_img read more

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