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Slump in Japanese exports to harm GDP growth as inflation falls again

Slump in Japanese exports to harm GDP growth as inflation falls again

first_img whatsapp Thursday 25 November 2010 7:56 pm KCS-content JAPAN’S export market stalled in October, failing to grow on the previous month, it was announced yesterday.Compared to October 2009 Japanese exports grew 7.8 per cent, yet this was below the Bloomberg median projection of 10.7 per cent – and far weaker than September’s year-on-year growth of 14.3 per cent.Year-on-year improvements peaked in February, hitting a staggering 45.3 per cent. Rates of growth have been decelerating since – making October the eighth consecutive month in which export growth has decelerated. As exports fell, imports rose, growing by 8.7 per cent on the previous year, and 0.7 per cent on September. Exports fell to both of Japan’s key trading partners, China and the US. Yet the most drastic decline came in exports to the European Union. In September exports to the region increased by 11.2 per cent, yet last month they actually fell, recording a rate of -1.2 per cent.The decline could continue, and have a negative effect on Japanese GDP, according to observers. Kyohei Morita and Yuichiro Nagai of Barclays Capital Research “look for a decline in the fourth quarter as a whole. We believe exports – together with private consumption – will cause real GDP to contract during that period,” they added.Meanwhile, data yesterday revealed that Japan’s core consumer prices fell 0.6 per cent in October from a year earlier, down for the 20th consecutive month, pointing to persistent deflation. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamHistorical GeniusHe Was The Smartest Man Who Ever Lived – But He Led A Miserable LifeHistorical GeniusMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen Herald Tags: NULL Sharecenter_img Slump in Japanese exports to harm GDP growth as inflation falls again Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Prooflast_img read more

Umeme Limited (UMME.ke) HY2013 Interim Report

Umeme Limited (UMME.ke) HY2013 Interim Report

first_imgUmeme Limited (UMME.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about Umeme Limited (UMME.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Umeme Limited (UMME.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Umeme Limited (UMME.ke)  2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileUmeme Limited is a power utility company managing the distribution of electricity, electricity supply and after-sales service in Uganda and power sharing with Africa sub-regions. Its electricity distribution division manages the operation, maintenance, upgrading and expansion of the distribution network in Uganda. It consists of approximately 26 202 kilometres of medium- and low-voltage transmission lines which covers the major towns and cities of Uganda. The electricity supply and after-sales service divisions connect new customers to the distribution network, read meters, bill customers and collect revenue as well as deal with customer complaints, restoring power interruptions, managing customer care and educating customers on saving energy. Umeme Limited targets customers in the domestic, commercial, medium industrial, large industrial and street lighting sectors. Umeme Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

How I’d invest £5k in a Stocks and Shares ISA to profit from a FTSE 100 recovery

How I’d invest £5k in a Stocks and Shares ISA to profit from a FTSE 100 recovery

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Royal boost for Maltese cathedral appeal

Royal boost for Maltese cathedral appeal

first_img In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit an Event Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Belleville, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Royal boost for Maltese cathedral appeal Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Press Release Anglican Communion Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Pittsburgh, PA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Bath, NC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Posted Sep 25, 2017 [Anglican Communion News Service] The multi-million-pound appeal to restore Malta’s Anglican cathedral will receive a boost next week when the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, pays a visit. St Paul’s Cathedral in Valletta was built in 1844 at the request of Queen Adelaide, the wife of Britain’s King William IV. It is one of three pro-cathedrals for the Church of England’s diocese in Europe – the others being in Gibraltar and Brussels.Read the entire article here. Rector Washington, DC Featured Events New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Jobs & Calls Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Press Release Service Submit a Job Listing Rector Smithfield, NC Youth Minister Lorton, VA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Tags Rector Knoxville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Tampa, FLlast_img read more

Amacueca House / CoA arquitectura + Departamento de Arquitectura

Amacueca House / CoA arquitectura + Departamento de Arquitectura

first_imgPhotographs:  Onnis Luque, Francisco Gutiérrez PeregrinaSave this picture!© Onnis LuqueRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWoodEGGERLaminatesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreText description provided by the architects. A family weekend house, which will eventually become a place of retreat, located inside a garden of walnuts and coffee plantations where more than being able to look at the landscape, is immersed in it.Save this picture!PlanA single floor with the social area linked to the main room and two separate bedrooms form the house program. On the other hand will be important the openings to the orchard.Save this picture!© Onnis LuqueSave this picture!Section 01Save this picture!© Onnis LuqueIt is decided to live around a central courtyard and the spaces of the house arise concentric to it. The elliptical form with setbacks and extensions allow to configure the rooms.Save this picture!© Francisco Gutiérrez PeregrinaFor the exterior walls, local stone is used to harmonize with the preexisting canvases, for the interior we use black block to divide interior spaces and confine the patio. Around the courtyard  it is a exterior corridor marked by the rhythm of the columns, which, in turn, serve as a support for the wooden frames that structure the roof. Concrete elements appear as grafts in the supporting walls as elements that limit, support and confine closings, windows and niches.Save this picture!© Onnis LuqueThe gable deck marked by the outline of the radial wooden structure, generates a semi-gloom atmosphere to the interior of the cabin, also provides a generous spatiality to the interior and and give us a scale at its lowest point to go to the interior garden.Save this picture!© Francisco Gutiérrez PeregrinaProject gallerySee allShow lessSky House / Marra + Yeh ArchitectsSelected Projects72h Cabin / JeanArchSelected Projects Share Amacueca House / CoA arquitectura + Departamento de ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveAmacueca House / CoA arquitectura + Departamento de Arquitectura ArchDaily Area:  415 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/880985/amacueca-house-coa-arquitectura-plus-departamento-de-arquitectura Clipboard “COPY” Mexico Architects: CoA arquitectura, Departamento de Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” CopyHouses, House Interiors•Amacueca, Mexico CopyAbout this officeCoA ArquitecturaOfficeFollowDepartamento de ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsAmacuecaIcebergOn FacebookMexicoPublished on February 20, 2021Cite: “Amacueca House / CoA arquitectura + Departamento de Arquitectura” [Casa Amacueca / CoA Arquitectura + Departamento de Arquitectura] 20 Feb 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?众石堡垒,群树环绕 Casa Amacueca / CoA arquitectura, Departamento de Arquitectura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 your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Amacueca House / CoA arquitectura + Departamento de Arquitectura Save this picture!© Onnis Luque+ 23Curated by Danae Santibañez Share 2015 Houses Photographs Projects Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/880985/amacueca-house-coa-arquitectura-plus-departamento-de-arquitectura Clipboardlast_img read more

Secrets of Successful Grantsmanship: A Guerrilla Guide to Raising Money: A Guerilla Guide to Raising Money (Jossey-Bass

Secrets of Successful Grantsmanship: A Guerrilla Guide to Raising Money: A Guerilla Guide to Raising Money (Jossey-Bass

first_imgSecrets of Successful Grantsmanship: A Guerrilla Guide to Raising Money: A Guerilla Guide to Raising Money (Jossey-Bass  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 22 November 2007 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Solidarity Day Two in Boston: Rehire school bus drivers!

Solidarity Day Two in Boston: Rehire school bus drivers!

first_imgBy Gerry Scoppettuolo and Steve Gillis Dorchester, Mass.Robert Traynham, school bus driver.WW photo: Brenda RyanSee the Solidarity Day Two photo albumIn the Boston working-class neighborhood of Dorchester, hundreds of labor and community leaders and rank-and-file workers jammed the streets Feb. 1 in front of the headquarters of one of the planet’s biggest conglomerate corporations, Veolia Transportation. Their voices, music and drumming filled the air with demands for “Union justice now!” and “Down with Veolia’s union busting!”The outpouring was so militant that even the Boston Globe, Fox News and other mainstream media could not ignore it.The protesters answered the call for Solidarity Day from United Steelworkers Local 8751, the Massachusetts AFL-CIO, the Greater Boston Labor Council, City Councilor Charles Yancey, the Black Educators Alliance of Massachusetts and dozens of community, labor and anti-war organizations to “Reinstate the fired leaders.”Last June, the city of Boston deemed its new school bus management contract with Veolia “highly advantageous,” based on its promise to cut millions from drivers’ wages and benefits. In return, the city provided a unique, 50-cents-on-the-dollar kickback, a sweetener in “savings” to the company.But when Veolia began shorting drivers’ pay and shredding the union contract in July, the drivers called it blatant union busting and fought back with 16 unfair labor practice charges and more than 300 grievances. Informational marches, picket lines, bulletins and daily yard meetings followed, which put Veolia on notice that Local 8751 would vigorously defend its members’ rights and 40 years of contract progress.On Oct. 8, one day after the company posted across-the-board paycuts and demanded the drivers re-apply for their jobs, the workers showed up for work and demanded the company meet to address the contract violations. Instead, Veolia called the cops, locked the gates and shut down operations. Then on Nov. 1, Veolia terminated Andre Francois, Steve Gillis, Stevan Kirschbaum and Garry Murchison — four officers of the local’s progressive and organizational leadership. The vast majority of the nearly 900 rank-and-file immigrant workers are from Haiti, Cape Verde, Vietnam and Latin America.The case of the fired leaders and the local’s struggle to defend itself from this imposed austerity became a rallying point on Feb. 1. Solidarity Day brought out school workers and educators fighting budget cuts and demanding equal, quality education; postal workers and community residents campaigning to save postal services; telephone, food, commercial and hotel workers, themselves fending off austerity and waging campaigns to organize low-wage workers at international corporations like Walmart and McDonald’s; anti-war and political activists drawing connections between wars abroad and oppression at home from Boston to Palestine; and civil rights and community leaders inspired by the drivers’ struggle against racism and for economic justice.Solidarity grows due to struggleTo jump off the rally, Local 8751 militant spokeswomen, Chantal Casimir, Lela Rosboro and Kiett Baptiste, fired up the crowd. Bishop Felipe Texiera, a longtime labor and immigrant rights activist, called on Boston’s political leaders to support those who service the city’s children, not the 1% corporate elite.Rich Rogers, from the Greater Boston Labor Council, came with the commitment of the 154-union federation to “Speak out against this injustice!” He said corporations that commit unfair labor practices are not welcome in Boston: “They have a responsibility to honor the union contract. The city is paying for that contract, and it’s wrong.” City Councilor Charles Yancey called for an in-depth council investigation into Veolia’s lockout and unfair labor practices: “We are not going to tolerate anyone disrespecting our workers, particularly those workers who transport our precious children every day.”Steelworkers International Staff Representative Andrew Slipp called the drivers’ fight “a noble cause” and vowed the international’s full support until victory. Dumond Louis, president of Local 8751, laid out the members’ ultimatum: “Veolia has a choice, either get it right, or we will get it right for Veolia. We will ask the city to get rid of Veolia.”Paul Kilduf, president of American Postal Workers Local 100 and a leader of the Coalition to Save Grove Hall Post Office, joined Ross Kiely, of Food and Commercial Workers Local 1459, in pledging their organizations’ resources and total solidarity to force Veolia to reinstate the fired leaders and defend the drivers’ contract.Nancy Murray, from the Boston Palestinian Solidarity Committee, and Riana Good, from Jewish Voice for Peace, condemned Veolia for having run segregated buses in the occupied territories and dumping refuse of illegal Israeli settlers in the West Bank. The crowd cheered when they announced recent victories in the Dump Veolia campaign — from St. Louis to London to Richmond, Calif., to Massachusetts’ Jan. 8 decision to cut off Veolia’s $4 billion commuter rail contract.Tony Yovo, fired by Veolia from his job as a SuperShuttle driver at Baltimore-Washington International airport, outraged and inspired the crowd with greetings from the mostly West African drivers, who are staging militant actions to stop what he called “Veolia’s wage slavery.” “We’ll be there!” was the overwhelming response to his request to bring Boston solidarity to Baltimore’s Workers Assembly on Feb. 15.Former Roxbury City Councilor Chuck Turner reminded the crowd of Local 8751’s concrete solidarity with oppressed communities’ civil rights and justice struggles going back four decades. Peoples Power Assembly National Organizer Larry Homes captured the significance of the rally, stating, “All of Boston’s low-wage workers are inspired by this struggle. This is not just a Boston struggle or a U.S. struggle. We are in a global struggle against capitalism and austerity!”Rally activists greeted Boston’s elder statesperson, Mel King, who waged a Rainbow Coalition campaign and nearly became Boston’s first African-American mayor in 1983, with rousing applause when the 85-year-old King surprised the crowd: “I could not not be here today. The school bus drivers have stood with us since 1974.”Darrin Howell, a lead organizer of SEIU 1199’s low-wage workers campaign, called the crowd into the street for a march to Veolia’s barbed-wire-encircled office.Bolstered by the marchers’ energy, other rally speakers included Johnnie McGinness, president of the Black Educators Alliance of Massachusetts, and Sandra MacIntosh, coordinator of the Coalition for Equal Quality Education, both of whom recognized the union’s historic role in fighting school segregation in Boston since 1974. They also commended the union’s efforts that helped defeat the 2009 resegregation “5-zone plan” and opposed the 2013 Boston Public School’s “walk to school” plan, which would deny students of color and poor whites access to the best schools outside their neighborhoods.Litu Rep described intolerable conditions in U.S. retailers’ sweatshop factories in Bangladesh and condemned Veolia’s attempts to privatize water supplies there and throughout Asia. Vanessa Matamoros, from Boston Bolivarians, inspired the rally with greetings from Venezuela, where the people have elected a workers’ president, Nicolás Maduro, a bus driver and union organizer.Emily Royce, noting the huge rainbow flag flying from the union’s sound stage, read a statement by Pride at Work, the national AFL-CIO organization for lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer union members: “We want to let you know that we stand with you in your current struggle and will do whatever we can to make sure that justice prevails for all of you. USW Local 8751 has always been there when the LGBT labor community has needed you and when we still need you.”Other speakers included Moonanum James, co-leader of the United American Indians of New England; Judy Rouse, from UNITE HERE Local 26; and Justin Eivers, from Veterans for Peace. Charles Clemmons, a popular radio commentator on Touch 106 and a strong supporter of the Local 8751, fired up the crowd. Three of the four fired drivers, Francois, Kirschbaum and Murchison, spoke. Gillis provided hours of sound from inside and outside his truck, which had been turned into a people’s stage with colorful signs.Drivers and their supporters danced or marched back to the first rally site to a popular Haitian tune, whose words refer to the violent, U.S.-backed coup against elected liberation-theologist and Fanmi Lavalas candidate President Jean- ­Bertrand Aristide. They also proclaim the people’s determination to “chase out the coco rats for good.”As the three-hour rally was winding down, Boston’s newly elected mayor Marty Walsh, a former state representative and head of Boston’s building trades unions, who campaigned with vocal support of Boston unions and progressive activists, issued his first statement about the conflict, which read in part: “I urge the parties involved to act quickly in this private matter to ensure that our students have reliable, safe transportation getting to and from school.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

New defamation law threatens press freedom

New defamation law threatens press freedom

first_imgIn June this year, Rauf Klasra, a journalist on the Islamabad paper The News, was put under police surveillance and harassed for revealing that the new law was being prepared. October 4, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 New defamation law threatens press freedom April 21, 2021 Find out more Organisation RSF_en Help by sharing this information News PakistanAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders (Reporters Sans Frontières) expressed alarm today at a new law that would send journalists to prison for “ridicule, unjust criticism, dislike, contempt or hatred and called for it to be urgently amended.”This is a serious threat hanging over the heads of independent and opposition journalists,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard in a letter to information minister Nisar A. Memon.  “Every country needs laws that punish incitement to hatred and violence, but this one is so general that it will protect all kinds of abuses.””We are very disappointed that the government has ignored the comments of international and Pakistani journalists’ organisations,” he said.  “Coming a week before parliamentary elections, it is a new obstacle to balanced and impartial coverage of the final days of the campaign and the vote-counting.”He called on the minister to see that the imprisonment clauses were eliminated from the law and to ensure that all political parties got a fair share of air time on the state-owned media.The new law, which came into force on 1 October under the country’s military government, increases penalties for “defamation”, with up to three months imprisonment, fines of 50,000 rupees (850 euro) and an obligation to publish an apology.The law punishes “publication or circulation of a false statement or representation made orally or in written or visual form which injures the reputation of a person.”  People will have two months after publication to file a complaint before a district judge.  Defence rights will apply and verdicts can be appealed to the High Court.The controversial measure was enacted despite warnings from media owners and journalists.  Hameed Haroon, president of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society, said the authorities “clearly intend to finish the freedom of the press” through these “unacceptable laws.” Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire Receive email alerts Follow the news on Pakistan News PakistanAsia – Pacific Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder News to go further Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists June 2, 2021 Find out more News January 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Arts Department asked about board vacancies two days before Mc Nulty appointment

Arts Department asked about board vacancies two days before Mc Nulty appointment

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Arts Department asked about board vacancies two days before Mc Nulty appointment Fine Gael’s John McNultyThe Irish Times is reporting today that two days before Donegal man John Mc Nulty was appointed to the board of the irish Museum of Modern Arts, Department of Arts officials were asked which State boards under its control had vacancies.Documents released to the newspaper under the Freedom of Information Act show Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys had appointed him to the board within two days of it being established there were vacancies at the museum.Mr Mc Nulty was subsequently named as the Fine Gael candidate in the Seanad by-election following Deirdre Clune’s election to the European Parliament, but asled people not to vote for him after his nomination became a major national controversy last month.The seat was won by Independent Gerard Craughwell. Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Twitter Google+center_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Previous articleNew heroes ready as Marvel rolls out movieplansNext articleSon of slain Carndonagh couple due back in court today News Highland Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp By News Highland – October 29, 2014 Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebooklast_img read more

Donegal Senator Eileen Flynn to launch Traveller Pride Week

Donegal Senator Eileen Flynn to launch Traveller Pride Week

first_img Previous articleNine people rescued after vessel got into difficulty off Malin HeadNext articleTourists not quarantining should be jailed – McConkey News Highland The first Irish Traveller elected to the Seanad will launch Traveller Pride Week today.Donegal Senator Eileen Flynn says she has spent her whole life fighting “racism and inequality”People are being invited to take part in today’s events online, which is aimed at building solidarity and celebrating the role of travellers in Irish life.Martin Power, editor of the Traveller Voice magazine, hopes the wider public will show their support by tuning in on Facebook later:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/power8am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Twitter FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Google+ Pinterest Facebook Pinterestcenter_img Twitter WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 AudioHomepage BannerNews By News Highland – July 13, 2020 Donegal Senator Eileen Flynn to launch Traveller Pride Week Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction last_img read more