Wind warning for Donegal on August Bank Holiday

first_img Google+ Homepage BannerNews By admin – August 2, 2015 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Previous articleDetails release of Riverine 10k released – a unique cross-border raceNext articleGAA: Kerry’s incredible win over Kildare. admin Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Met Éireann has issued a wind warning for Bank Holiday Monday.The forecasting office says Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick are set to be affected.Winds of up to 100 kilometres per hour are expected throughout tomorrow – while in coastal areas that could reach up to 110 kilometres per hour.The wind warning kicks in from 9 o’clock tomorrow morning. Pinterest WhatsApp Google+center_img Facebook WhatsApp Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Wind warning for Donegal on August Bank Holiday Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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News story: Minister Field statement on terrorist attack in Kabul

first_img This weekend’s terrorist attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul was another tragedy for a country and people who continue to confront such threats with great resolve. I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to all those killed and injured in the attack. I commend the valiant efforts of the Afghan National Defence and Security Forces who worked day and night with great courage and skill to defeat the terrorists, and whose swift intervention certainly prevented greater casualties. The UK will continue to work with allies and partners to help the Afghan government defeat terrorism and to support the development of the Afghan National Defence and Security Forces in dealing with this threat. We remain committed to helping the Afghan people achieve a peaceful and secure future. Terrorism will not succeed. Minister Field said:last_img read more

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US Prepares to Help France in Mali

first_imgBy Dialogo January 17, 2013 Pentagon officials say the United States is preparing to offer logistical support to France as it continues to carry out air strikes against Islamist militants in northern Mali. The Pentagon has already begun to assist French forces with intelligence to help push back the militants’ advances, but the U.S. is warning against action that may bring further chaos to the region. French fighter jets have been carrying out air strikes around the clock, hitting training camps and other positions held by Islamist rebels in the north of the vast West African country. Pentagon officials said last week that they are close to finalizing a decision on what type of logistical support to offer France for Mali. Officials said the U.S. is already providing intelligence gathered by unmanned aerial vehicles operating in the region. Speaking on a flight to Europe, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta commended France for taking the lead in the fight to rid North and West Africa of militants including al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb group. “We have a responsibility to make sure that al-Qaida does not establish a base for operations in North Africa and Mali. We’ve been very concerned about AQIM and their efforts to establish a very strong base in that area,” he said. Panetta said he promised to help France, but said that support will be limited. “It’s basically kind of in three areas that we’re looking at. One is to obviously provide limited logistical support. Two is to provide intelligence support. And three, to provide some airlift capability as well,” he said. Analysts say there is a reason for Washington not to push for a more direct role in the conflict. Thomas Dempsey is a retired U.S. Army colonel who works with the Defense Department’s Africa Center for Strategic Studies. “We need to be careful, in a well-intentioned desire to counter violent extremists, that we do not fan the flames of civil conflict in northern Mali, that we don’t encourage local groups to take up arms against each other, and that we don’t make the violence worse,” he said. The U.S. aim is to go after al-Qaida-linked militants in Africa. In keeping with President Obama’s new defense strategy, it wants to do so without direct intervention, focusing instead on training the militaries of allied partner nations. France’s immediate goals are to push back the militants’ advance in order to allow African peacekeepers to move in and start securing northern Mali for an eventual return to government control. But after last year’s military coup, there is no functional, legitimate government in place to retake control. And there is no long-term plan in place, which Dempsey says makes it difficult for the United States to offer more direct assistance. “You need to know where you want to end up before you start. I’m not convinced that everyone involved here has a clear picture of where you want to end up,” he said. The French intervention has come at the request of Mali’s interim leaders. Next will be the task of replacing those leaders with a legitimate and stable government that is able to take control of the north. Before that happens, analysts say Mali will have to resolve political problems that include long-simmering grievances of Tuareg separatists whose rebellion last year led to the coup and the Islamists’ takeover of the north.last_img read more

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Nassau Cops Warn of Man Trying to Lure Kids

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau County police are warning the public about a suspicious man who tried to lure children into his truck five times over the past four weeks, twice by offering them candy.The children were all between the ages of eight and 16, three of whom were walking either to or from school at the time. Investigators described the suspect as a black man, 20 to 30 years old, driving either a van or an SUV that may have a dented right read door and tinted windows, authorities said.“If a stranger stops their car and asks the child questions, run the opposite direction and tell authorities,” police said in an advisory. “Always walk in groups and stay close to the curb, away from shrubbery and doorways. Do not take shortcuts through alleys, vacant lots or parks.”Police said the confrontations occurred at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 13 on Melvin Avenue Lakeview, at 7:40 a.m. Wednesday, April 22 at the corner of Woodfield Road and Janos Lane Lakeview, at 2:35 p.m. Thursday, April 23 on Lakeview Avenue in Lynbrook, at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, May 5 at the corner of Grove Street and Jamaica Avenue in Valley Stream and at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, May 7 at the corner of Orlando Avenue and Champlain Avenue in Lakeview.Detectives ask anyone who spots the suspect to call 911 and anyone with information regarding any of these incidents to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.  All callers will remain anonymous.last_img read more

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NCUA issues guidance as FOM rule goes into effect

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr With the National Credit Union Administration’s associational common bond rule going into effect yesterday, the agency has sent a letter to federal credit unions with guidance on the rule.The letter (15-FCU-03) also includes information on the rule’s implementation policy and a supervisory letter to field staff on associational common bond requirements.The NCUA board approved the new field-of-membership (FOM) rule at its April 30 meeting. It allows automatic FOM approval of 12 categories of associations: alumni associations; religious organizations; electric cooperatives; homeowner associations; labor unions; scouting groups; parent-teacher associations at the local level; chamber of commerce groups; athletic booster clubs; fraternal organizations; organizations with a cultural mission; and organizations promoting bonds among a common profession.The agency believes that its new list makes the majority of associations now eligible for federal credit union memberships. continue reading »last_img read more

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Indomobil to raise $46.8m from rights issue

first_imgAutomotive distributor PT Indomobil Sukses Internasional has announced that it will carry out a rights issue to strengthen the capital structure of its subsidiary company and finance the parent company’s working capital. The company plans to raise up to Rp 675.96 billion (US$46.76 million) from the issuance of 1.23 billion new shares at an exercise price of Rp 550 apiece, according to its prospectus on Friday. Around 90 percent of the proceeds will be allocated to the company’s subsidiary, PT Indomobil Multi Jasa, while the rest will be used for Indomobil Sukses’ working capital.“Gallant Venture Ltd as the majority shareholder of the company declared not to exercise and will transfer its entire preemptive rights in the rights issue to PT Bina Raya Perkasa,” the company said in a statement on Friday.  “The consideration that led Gallant Venture to divert its rights is that the company has not performed well lately, so Gallant Venture as a public company in Singapore does not intend to exercise its rights during this rights issue,” the company explained in a statement on July 2. Gallant Venture currently owns 71.49 percent of the company’s shares, making it the largest shareholder of the company. Upon the completion of the rights issue, Gallant Venture’s ownership over Indomobil Sukses will have diluted by 30.77 percent, resulting in a 49.49 percent of ownership of the company.Bina Raya Perkasa, owned by tycoon Pieter Tanuri, will become the second-biggest owner with 22 percent of the company’s total shares, assuming that the other two shareholder groups, PT Tritunggal Intipermata and the public, both exercise their rights.The coronavirus outbreak has hit Indonesia’s automotive industry hard as shown in the country’s national car sales. Car wholesales nosedived in April and hit rock bottom in May with a more than 95 percent annual drop as the pandemic hit demand. The figure rebounded more than threefold in June to 12,623 units from a record low 3,551 units in May despite still almost 79 percent lower than the same period last year, according to Association of Indonesian Automotive Manufacturers (Gaikindo) data compiled by diversified conglomerate PT Astra International.In a statement published on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) on June 12, Indomobil reported that the COVID-19 pandemic had affected its business.The company booked a net loss of Rp 164.5 billion in this year’s first quarter, down from a net profit of Rp 630.99 billion booked during the same period last year.Its net revenue decreased 6.82 percent to Rp 4.46 trillion from Rp 4.79 trillion, as revenues from the cars, trucks and heavy equipment segments decreased. Meanwhile, its cost of revenue decreased 8.37 percent to Rp 3.55 trillion as of March 31. Going forward, the company estimated that its automotive sales would decline by around 70 percent yoy in the second quarter after having fallen 22.2 percent in the first quarter, the company reported.The company’s stocks, traded at the IDX under the code IMAS, had dropped 2.96 percent as of 2:30 p.m. Western Indonesia Time on Monday to Rp 655 apiece as the benchmark, the Jakarta Composite Index (JCI), gained 0.39 percent. The stocks have lost more than 73 percent of their value in the last year.Topics :last_img read more

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Brazil not yet ready to buy Russia vaccine, says health minister

first_imgSpeaking with lawmakers on Thursday, the health minister, Eduardo Pazeullo, said he took part in a video conference on Wednesday with representatives from national health regulator Anvisa, the Russian embassy in Brazil and the Parana government but said the Russian vaccine was still at an early stage.”It is just emerging,” he said. “We do not have depth in the answers, we are not able to monitor the data … There will still be a lot of negotiation, a lot of work for this to be effective.”Nonetheless, he added that “we must also participate” if the Russian vaccine, which has faced skepticism from scientific experts due to a lack of test results, is shown to work.At the moment, he said, the most promising vaccine is being developed by Oxford University researchers in partnership with AstraZeneca Plc.AstraZeneca has agreed to sell the federal government tens of millions of doses of its potential vaccine, and has arranged to transfer technology so Brazil can eventually produce it domestically at the Fiocruz institute, in Rio de Janeiro.Fiocruz has said production of the new vaccine will begin by mid-2021, but experts warn it may take at least twice as long.Topics : Brazil will require more information and talks before it commits to buying the Russian COVID-19 vaccine, which is at a very early stage, the country’s acting health minister said on Thursday.With the world’s second-worst coronavirus outbreak, Brazil has become a magnet for drugmakers seeking partners to test their potential vaccines – and then produce and buy the successful candidates.On Wednesday, a Brazilian technology institute said shortly after the state of Parana signed a memorandum of understanding with Moscow that it expects to produce the Russian vaccine by the second half of 2021.last_img read more

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AFCON 2015 :CAF says no to Angola

first_imgThe Confederation of African Football have rejected Angola’s request to move their last African Nations Cup qualifier from Burkina Faso to a neutral venue for safety reasons following the overthrow of long-standing president Blaise Compaore.The Angolan Football Federation said it had asked the Confederation of African Football to shift the Group C game on November 19 to a neutral venue or to Luanda.It is a potentially decisive match in the bid to qualify for the 2015 finals.But Caf said the situation had calmed down in the Burkinabe capital and there was no need to move the date.In a letter to the Angolan Football Association, it said the game would go ahead as planned in Ouagadougou.Compaore was overthrown after massive protests two weeks ago but last week most businesses were open in Ouagadougou as the city returned to normal. Angola, who lie in third place in their group, must effectively win their last two qualifiers to have any chance of advancing. They first host Gabon in Luanda on November 15 before the game against the Burkinabe.Gabon top the group standings with two games left on eight points, one more than Burkina Faso and four more than Angola. Lesotho are last on two points.last_img read more

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ept: HighSpeed SMT edge card connector with 0.8 mm pitch

first_img Continue Reading Previous nVent SCHROFF: new 3D configurators cover complete cabinet seriesNext MVTec presents embedded vision and deep learning at embedded world ept expands its portfolio in the edge card category by a variable 0.8 mm pitch solution. The EC.8 is built for speed and even omits one component compared to traditional connectors. This results in fewer points of contact and junctions in comparison to a female-male connection setup. The operational current and transfer rate properties are therefore positively affected. A fast and clear signal reaches the application at transfer speeds of up to 24 Gbps.The edge card technology shines in the areas of data transfer and signal integrity. Well thought out features such as an insertion chamfer, a coding key and misalignment pins simplify handling of the connector and make incorrect connections of a daughter card virtually impossible. Variable pin counts, from 20 to 200 pins in steps of 20, make the EC.8 a flexible option for many applications. Nothing stands in the way of your HighSpeed EC.8 application now!Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more

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