Tony Blair to Labour supporters: Love me or hate me, don’t vote Jeremy Corbyn

first_img Express KCS Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Arrested in Ohio on Attempted ChildThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe 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 WrapWatch President Biden Do Battle With a Cicada: ‘It Got Me’ (Video)The WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap Thursday 13 August 2015 4:48 am Share whatsapp Tony Blair to Labour supporters: Love me or hate me, don’t vote Jeremy Corbyn Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has ramped up his efforts to stop the Labour party from electing far-left candidate Jeremy Corbyn as its next leader.Writing in the Guardian today, Blair said: “The party is walking eyes shut, arms outstretched over the cliff’s edge to the jagged rocks below.”He added: “It doesn’t matter whether you’re on the left, right or centre of the party, whether you used to support me or hate me, but please understand the danger we are in.”Voting opens today. Registered voters will be able to cast their ballot in favour of Corbyn, Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper or Liz Kendall. Corbyn remains the odds-on favourite.Non-members had been invited to take part in the leadership vote as “registered supporters” for a £3 fee if they agreed to “support the aims and values of the Labour Party”.The new, open policy has come under criticism that it could allow non-Labour voters to skew the result. The party said last night that nearly 611,000 people were eligible to vote in the contest, including almost 190,000 affiliated voters, just over 121,000 registered supporters and nearly 300,000 party members.Labour said it will continue verifying identities and “removing those not entitled to a vote” – it has already disqualified 1,200. Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tags: Jeremy Corbyn Labour leadership race Peoplelast_img read more

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Laois is running out of space … in cemeteries

first_imgHome News Council Laois is running out of space … in cemeteries NewsCouncil TAGSCllr Catherine FitzgeraldCoroner’s OfficeCrematoriumLaois CemeteriesPortlaoise cemetery WhatsApp Facebook Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results GAA Facebook Pinterest 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Laois is running out of space … in cemeteries Twitter WhatsApp Portlaoise Cemetery is running out of space as it is using over 100 additional plots annually. A crematorium has been proposed as one of the solutions. It’s a grave situation. Laois is losing the plots.Space is running out in some of the counties 27 local authority managed cemeteries.Nowhere is the problem more critical than in Portlaoise. But rest assured, you will be able to rest in peace. Intervention is being undertaken.Cllr Catherine Fitzgerald stressed this week at the Council annual budget meeting that the situation in Portlaoise Cemetery is very serious and required urgent intervention as they are literally running out of space.Cllr Fitzgerald outlined that there are over 100 burials in Portlaoise Cemetery annually, on average two a week and that the graveyard on the Stradbally Road is running out of space.She mooted the idea that the Council should consider the possibility of a local crematorium as this is an increasingly common choice for families.In its capital budget for the next three years the local authority have allowed for €100,000 to plan for the future of Portlaoise Cemetery.Overall for the county they are making provision for €250,000 for the setting out of new plots and €120,000 for risk abatement measures in the county’s cemeteries.However, Cllr James Kelly observed that providing the funds didn’t necessarily mean that works are carried out.He maintained that while councillors in the Borris-in-Ossory and Mountmellick electoral area had set aside finances from their own allocations and agreed on a programme of works following an audit of needs, no work had yet been carried out. It is very disappointing he said for communities in Camross, Ballyfin and Mountmellick.Cllr Seamus Mc Donald has also repeatedly highlighted the need for urgent works in Clonaslee Cemetery.On a related matter Cllr Kelly reiterated his objections to the Council having to fund the fees and expenses of the Coroner’s Office in Laois. A sum of €125,000 is provided annually and he insists that this should be funded by the Department of Justice.But the Head of Finance, Mr Gerry Murphy informed him that the Department have refused such a request when they wrote to them on the matter on Cllr Kelly’s proposal. Therefore Mr Murphy said that the local authority are responsible to fund this service under the provisions of the 1935 Coroner’s Act.SEE ALSO – Not everyone is happy as Portlaoise gets the lion’s share of funding RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR GAA Pinterest Previous articleJOB VACANCIES: CJ Sheeran’s seeking to hire Production OperativesNext articleInmate threatens to ‘rape female officer’ in Midlands Prison Portlaoise John WhelanJohn Whelan has been a journalist, commentator, columnist, political analyst, campaigner, politician and publisher ever since he was 17. Having been Editor of the Leinster Express, Offaly Express and the Leinster Leader he has also contributed extensively on a number of issues to all of the country’s flagship titles and programmes including the Irish Press, The Irish Independent, the Star, the Sunday Independent, the Sunday Business Post, The Sunday Times and Prime Time. He is founder of Communicate Ireland a PR, public affairs, event management and media services company.He is the author of the popular camping blog, Vanhalla – Camper Heaven. Twitter GAA By John Whelan – 18th November 2019 last_img read more

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Laois GAA club turn the sod on €180,000 new development

first_img GAA pitches remain closed due to the Coronavirus but one club has turned the sod on a massive upgrade to theirs.Ballyroan-Abbey GAA have two playing pitches and the one out the back of the clubhouse is undergoing a massive make-over.€180,000 is the total cost of the project which will see the playing surface extended to come up to standard, a 1km walking track installed, a new drainage system put in place and a new fence erected. WhatsApp By Alan Hartnett – 30th May 2020 Works got underway on the project yesterday and speaking about the development, club vice-chairman Barry Walsh is hoping it will be ready for matches by early next year.He said: “We purchased the second pitch behind the clubhouse about ten years ago. “But it is very wet and usually it isn’t usable until April each year so that means the main pitch out the front gets a lot of use.“The club is expanding all the time and our juveniles are really excelling while our Ladies club is growing massively too.“The work that we are doing now will take about six weeks to complete and hopefully then it will be ready for matches in early next year.“We managed to secure a Sports Capital Grant which covers the work on the field and the walkway while the fence is coming from funding we raised ourselves.“It will be a huge boost to the club when it is all completed and hopefully we will continue to make progress on it throughout the year.” Home Sport GAA Laois GAA club turn the sod on €180,000 new development SportGAA WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role TAGSBallyroan-Abbey Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datecenter_img Electric Picnic Facebook Twitter Previous articleLaois Councillor calls on 5G companies to be made liable for any ill effects to peopleNext articleLaois secondary school student scoops national sports journalism award Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Facebook SEE ALSO – ‘Low risk scenario’ as government announce that schools will re-open at end of August Twitter Electric Picnic Laois GAA club turn the sod on €180,000 new developmentlast_img read more

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SEC to study financial literacy

IOSCO issues investor ed guidance The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is initiating a study of financial literacy and investor disclosure issues. The SEC, which is mandated to carry out the research by the Dodd-Frank reform effort, is to examine retail investors’ financial literacy and submit its findings to Congress by July 21. Along with its own qualitative and quantitative research, including investor testing, the SEC is also seeking public comment on financial literacy and investor disclosure issues. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Keywords Financial literacyCompanies Securities and Exchange Commission Failing financial literacy may be an early warning sign of cognitive decline James Langton Related news Financial literacy lagging, FINRA finds Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Specifically, it’s seeking comment on methods to improve the timing, content, and format of disclosures to investors concerning financial intermediaries, investment products and services. It’s also requesting comment on the sort of information that retail investors need to make informed decisions on hiring a financial intermediary, or purchasing an investment product or service typically sold to retail investors, including mutual funds. Additionally, the SEC is seeking comment on how to make investment expenses and conflicts of interest in investment transactions more transparent to investors. “Many of the issues that the Dodd-Frank Act identified for commission study directly affect individual investors. As a result, we are especially interested in receiving comments from individual retail investors,” said Lori Schock, director of the SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy. The public comment period will be for 60 days. read more

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WHO names coronavirus as ‘COVID-19’

first_img Related Posts ChinaCOVID-19Tedros Adhanom GhebreyesusWorld Health OrganisationWuhan Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” News Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 WHO names coronavirus as ‘COVID-19’ The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals By Press Trust of India on February 12, 2020 Share Read Article The CO stands for corona, the VI for virus and the D for diseaseThe new coronavirus that has killed over 1,000 people in China and sickened more than 43,000 others globally has been named ‘COVID-19’, the World Health Organisation said.“We had to find a name that did not refer to a geographical location, an animal, an individual or group of people, and which is also pronounceable and related to the disease,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was quoted by the official Chinese media as saying at a media conference in Geneva.The CO stands for corona, the VI for virus and the D for disease, Ghebreyesus, announced at a news conference at the agency’s headquarters in Geneva. The death toll in China’s novel coronavirus outbreak has gone up to 1,113 with 97 new fatalities reported mostly in the worst-affected Hubei province while the confirmed cases of infection jumped to 44,653, health officials said.“Having a name matters to prevent the use of other names that can be inaccurate or stigmatising. It also gives us a standard format to use for any future coronavirus outbreaks,” state-run People’s Daily quoted Dr Tedros as saying.The virus was first identified in Wuhan, China, in late December. Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Comments (0) Add Commentlast_img read more

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SoftBank fund invests billions in GM self-driving unit

first_img Author AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 01 JUN 2018 Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he… Read more Joseph Waring SoftBank Group’s Vision Fund will invest $2.25 billion in General Motors’ autonomous vehicle (AV) unit to strengthen the automaker’s plans to commercialise AV technology.Japan-based SoftBank will take a 19.6 per cent stake in GM Cruise, with GM adding an investment of $1.1 billion when the Vision Fund deal closes.In a statement, GM chairman and CEO Mary Barra (pictured) said: “Our Cruise and GM teams together have made tremendous progress over the last two years. Teaming up with SoftBank adds an additional strong partner as we pursue our vision of zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion.”The GM and SoftBank Vision Fund investments are expected to provide the capital necessary to reach commercialisation at scale beginning in 2019, GM said.All told, the investment values Cruise at $11.5 billion.The Vision Fund investment will be made in two tranches. At the closing of the deal, the Vision Fund will invest $900 million. When Cruise AVs are ready for commercial deployment, the fund will complete the second tranche of $1.35 billion, subject to regulatory approval.Adding pressureSoftBank is working on AV technology through a number of investments and owns stakes in taxi-booking companies including Uber, Didi Chuxing in China, Ola in India and Singapore-based Grab.The Vision Fund invested in chipmaker Nvidia and driver-behaviour tracker Nauto, but the Cruise investment is its biggest step into the AV sector and will certainly put pressure on Google.SoftBank established the $100 billion Vision Fund in October 2016, with a view to investing in new innovations across a range of industries.Cruise and Google’s Waymo unit are leaders in developing self-driving technology for cars. Google recently announced it will purchase 62,000 vehicles from Fiat Chrysler for a fleet of self-driving taxis due to start service later this year.Radio Free Mobile’s Richard Windsor said the choice of Cruise in autonomous driving makes complete sense because his latest analysis shows the GM unit came from nowhere to comfortably take the number two slot behind Waymo.His research found the market for autonomous driving will not be ready until at least 2028, but the technology is likely to be mature long before then, giving stragglers time to catch up. SoftBank Corp targets growth through acquisitions Tags GMGM CruiseSoftBankVision Fundcenter_img SoftBank buys into Axiata digital marketing unit Related Asia HomeAsiaNews SoftBank fund invests billions in GM self-driving unit Previous ArticleOptus seeks damages for misleading Telstra adsNext ArticleT-Mobile claims first with 5G data test OneWeb, SoftBank Corp plot Japan satellite movelast_img read more

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Letterkenny Gateway Economic Forum will ensure town maintains gateway status

first_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire By News Highland – September 13, 2013 Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp News Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pregnant women can receive Covid vaccine at LYIT’s vaccination centrecenter_img Pinterest Twitter Google+ Twitter Facebook Previous articleHospital Group to hold major public meeting in Letterkenny next weekNext articleDonegal Action Against Austerity calling on people to join austerity protest in Dublin next week News Highland A senior official with Donegal County Council says the newly established Letterkenny Gateway Economic Forum has the capacity to ensure the town maintains and enhances its gateway status.Michael Heaney, the council’s Director of Community, Culture & Planning Services says the forum is bringing together councils, businesses, community groups, educators and others to ensure that there is a continued focus on Letterkenny’s economic development.The forum was formulated in July and meets for the second time next week.Michael Heaney says it has the potential to make a major contribution………..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/heany1pm.mp3[/podcast] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Letterkenny Gateway Economic Forum will ensure town maintains gateway statuslast_img read more

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Paper Talk: PRO14 players to get Bok chance

first_img‘ 熱門話題不要被酵素騙了!在萬寧賣的「這個」直接針對脂肪…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAaron Smith names South African as greatest World Cup scrumhalfSA Rugby MagUndoJapan-based Kiwi player: I hope to never experience this againSA Rugby MagUndoLife Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Posted in Cheetahs, Kings, Pro14, Rugby Championship, Springboks, Test Rugby, Top headlines Tagged Cheetahs, Kings, Pro14, Springboks AlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Joseph Dweba celebrates a Cheetahs try ‘ Shop Bras Online | Search AdsTake a Look at These Bra and Panty SetsShop Bras Online | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Published on February 23, 2020 Paper Talk: PRO14 players to get Bok chance ‘ A round-up of what some of South Africa’s leading Sunday papers are saying, including a look at whether Cheetahs and Kings players could play for the Springboks.A major story in Rapport looks at whether there is genuine interest in players from the two South African PRO14 franchises from a national standpoint. According to the story, written by Hendrik Cronje, SA Rugby director of rugby Rassie Erasmus is looking at two players in particular. Kings wing Yaw Penxe and Cheetahs hooker Joseph Dweba stand a good chance of being involved in the Bok camps later this year. The duo both played for the Junior Springboks, with Dweba being linked with an overseas move after the end of the current PRO14 season.Meanwhile, there is talk that the Junior Springboks could follow the example set by their seniors and also start paying attention to overseas-based players. This comes after 22 young South Africans committed their futures to European clubs after completing their schooling. Junior Springbok coach Chean Roux confirmed to Rapport that he is in contact with these players.Finally, Rapport have linked Kwagga Smith with a return to the Blitzboks in time to play in the Tokyo Olympic Games. According to the story, Smith, who is currently playing for Yamaha Jubilo in Japan, would link up with the team in May. There is also interest from the Sharks in signing the flank.Photo: Johan Pretorius/Gallo Imagescenter_img  2017  88 World Cup-winning Bok quartet in Eddie Jones’ all-time XVMaverick coach Eddie Jones has named his Test dream team made up of players he has worked with throughout his illustrious career.SA Rugby MagUndoLoans | Search AdsLooking for loan in Hong Kong? Find options hereLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCNAHow is life for Cambodian boy linguist after viral fame?CNA|SponsoredSponsoredUndo贷款| 搜索广告在香港獲得貸款可能比您想的要容易贷款| 搜索广告|SponsoredSponsoredUndoShop Bras Online | Search AdsBrilliant Bra and Panty Sets (take a look)Shop Bras Online | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo熱門話題對肚腩脂肪感到後悔!試了在萬寧賣的這個後…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Post by SA Rugby magazine Watch: I wanted to rip Jean’s head off – Jaque FourieSA Rugby MagUndo ‘ ‘ GoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘last_img read more

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Hosea Feed The Hungry Serves 9,000 Thanksgiving Meals

first_img Share For Whom The Bell Rings It’s an annual tradition in Atlanta. Hundreds of volunteers spend all night fixing about 9,000 meals for the homeless and working poor. It’s organized by Hosea Feed The Hungry, which was founded by a local civil rights leader – the late Reverend Hosea Williams.1:45In the cafeteria, volunteers are rushing in large aluminum trays to the serving tables.  More than 5,000 people are expected at the 44th annual Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless event at the Georgia World Congress Center. Another 4,000 meals will be hand-delivered to those who are sick or can’t leave their homes.  Seventeen-year-old Fletcher is waiting in line with his dad. And it’s their second year here.“I love our city including my dad and our whole family,” Fletcher says. “Because this is Thanksgiving and we’re going to eat some turkey, spinach, some cranberry sauce, corn, peas and some green beans.” Elisabeth Omilami is the daughter of the late Reverend Hosea Williams. She took over the group after he died in 2000. She says more than 1,000 turkeys were cooked for the event. But also …“We have the Korean-American association that brought kimchi and sushi and Korean chickens,” Omilami says.   According to the United Way of Atlanta, there are 7,500 chronically homeless people in the metro Atlanta area.  Omilami says her group, which works year-round, is filling a need in the city.“I think the face of homelessness has changed. It’s not the bum or what we used to call a bum. It’s whole families,” Omilami says.  And they’re not just serving food. People can pick up school supplies, get a haircut, talk to a doctor, attend a job fair, get clothes and even take a shower.Eric Smith is one of the volunteers at the event.“We get caught up in our day-to-day world and then it brings you back down and humbles you to where you know the things that you work for in your life is to help the other people, you know?” Smith says.  Related Stories Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility 1:45 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Partylast_img read more

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In Some Atlanta Schools, Lead Is 15 Times The Federal Limit

first_img Related Stories Add to My List In My List Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party For Whom The Bell Rings Share Tests have found that more than half of Atlanta Public Schools buildings had elevated levels of lead in drinking water, with some as high as 15 times the federal limit for water systems.The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, which obtained the test results under Georgia’s open records law, reports that 30 Atlanta schools and other buildings have been tested so far.Fourteen schools and two other buildings had at least one source of water — such as a water fountain or kitchen — tap, with lead levels above federal limits for water systems. At most buildings, water from a single water fountain or sink had a high lead level.Amy Kirby, an assistant professor at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health, said she found it upsetting that the levels were so high.last_img read more

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