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TSB warns of 2018 profit dent from increasing Lloyds outsourcing fees

TSB said it was “confident in the strength of the UK economy”, although “mindful of the challenges ahead” as the Brexit process continues, pointing to its 20 per cent tier one capital ratio, among the largest buffers in the UK.Pester said the excess capital above the ratio of around 10 to 12 per cent – a more usual level of bank capital holdings – represents a “war chest to invest in growing the bank”.Meanwhile, TSB also announced Richard Meddings will take over as chairman of the board with immediate effect, after Will Samuel stepped down after four years in the role. Meddings’s succession was widely expected after he joined the bank in September last year. Friday 2 February 2018 11:04 am Challenger bank TSB today warned that increasing fees to Lloyds for running their computer systems will dent 2018 profits.Statutory profits before tax fell by more than 10 per cent to £162.7m, from the £182m seen last year mainly because of increased outsourcing fees, TSB reported today in a full-year update. Jasper Jolly More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com The bank, which spun out of Lloyds in 2013 to create more competition following the financial crisis, still relies on its former owner to operate its legacy banking platform.Paul Pester, TSB’s chief executive, told City A.M. he expects the full migration away from the Lloyds platform will likely be carried out in April. The annual cost of ongoing support will be pro-rated, meaning that TSB will save a portion of the £100m cost savings expected in future years.”I’d love to get it out of the way as soon as possible,” Pester said.The increase in the contractual fees drove TSB’s operating costs up by 16.7 per cent year-on-year to £821.3m, driven primarily by the £122m increase in outsourcing fees paid to Lloyds.At the end of last year TSB, owned by Spain’s Banco Sabadell, launched its own new banking platform, which will allow it to stop paying Lloyds this year. 2,000 bank employees are currently using TSB products in beta testing. whatsapp TSB warns of 2018 profit dent from increasing Lloyds outsourcing fees TSB’s measure of underlying profits, excluding the Lloyds costs and other one-offs, grew by £110.2m, a 62 per cent year-on-year increase.Pester greeted the bank’s underlying performance as “fantastic”, striking a confident note ahead of a planned push to expand its small business banking.TSB last month hired former HSBC and Oaknorth executive Richard Davies to build its business banking, ahead of the announcement of the award of remedies imposed on Royal Bank of Scotland to boost competition. Pester said he hoped to win some of the millions on offer to “break the shackles the big banks have” on the market.”It would be a travesty if any of it ends up in the pockets of the Big Five,” he added, referring to the possibility that Santander could be in contention for some of the money.The bank also announced bonuses for its staff of 12.5 per cent of their annual salaries, adding up to a total of £30m. TSB awards a flat bonus across the business, with performance based on customer service rather than sales incentives. whatsapp Share read more

Spain calls snap election after Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez ‘s budget proposals rejected

first_img Read more: Germany narrowly avoids recession as GDP stagnates in the fourth quarterIt means Spain will hold its third election in just four years.“Between doing nothing and continuing without the budget and calling on Spaniards to have their say, I choose the second,” Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said today in a televised address.“Spain needs to keep advancing, progressing with tolerance, respect, moderation and common sense. I have proposed to dissolve parliament and call elections for 28 April.”Sanchez only took office in June after the previous right-wing government was defeated in a no-confidence vote. Friday 15 February 2019 10:09 am Spain called a snap election for 28 April today after its national budget was rejected.The socialist government’s budget proposal was defeated on Wednesday when politicians in favour of Catalan seceding joined right-wing parties in voting it down. whatsapp Sanchez lost Wednesday’s budget vote by 33 votes, with 191 against and 158 in favour, according to Reuters.Conservative People’s Party leader Pablo Casado claimed it expressed a lack of confidence in Sanchez.Read more: Eurozone construction sector endures ‘sluggish’ start to the year“Today, it is clear that we’ve come to the end of the road, that this agony can’t go on any longer and that Spain needs a better government and it deserves it as soon as possible,” he said, quoted by Reuters.Spain has suffered political turmoil in recent years after its recovery from an economic slowdown in 2013 was followed by uproar over whether Catalonia could separate from Spain. Spain calls snap election after Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez ‘s budget proposals rejected Share Joe Curtis whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyinvesting.comThe Military Spent $1 Billion On this New Vehicle, And Here’s The First Lookinvesting.comDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funnybonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver Health More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com Tags: Eurozonelast_img read more

TfL to soon launch Hammersmith ferry while famous bridge is closed

first_imgA government taskforce chaired by transport minister Baroness Charlotte Vere is believed to think it could be done for less. The Hammersmith Bridge was closed to vehicles in 2019 due to potentially dangerous cracks, but stayed open for cyclists and pedestrians. “Fulham has suffered terribly in 2019 and in the middle part of 2020 from diverted traffic, and as the Prime Minister has now laid out his Roadmap out of lockdown, traffic will doubtless pick up again.” Last summer, during a heatwave, it was also closed to cyclists and pedestrians as the cracks widened and fears grew of a “catastrophic failure”. Show Comments ▼ Share The new ferry will be able to take 800 passengers an hour across the river and will run from 6am to 10pm on weekdays, as well as an “off-peak service” at the weekend. Tuesday 23 February 2021 11:40 am Transport for London (TfL) announced today that it had received bids from City Cruises and Uber Boats by Thames Clippers to run the shuttle service, after receiving government funding. TfL’s head of major projects sponsorship David Rowe said: “This ferry will restore the vital cross-river connection between Hammersmith and Barnes, and allow repair work to be done on Hammersmith Bridge at the same time. “We look forward to appointing one of these shortlisted operators in the coming weeks and then having people onboard boats as soon as possible.” Stefan Boscia Hammersmith and Fulham Council and TfL have rowed with the government over funding to get the bridge repaired, with the London bodies believing it will cost £140m. (Getty Images) Also Read: TfL to soon launch Hammersmith ferry service while famous bridge is closed center_img Hammersmith and Fulham Council and TfL have rowed with the government over funding to get the bridge repaired, with the London bodies believing it will cost £140m. whatsapp Hammersmith and Fulham Council and TfL have rowed with the government over funding to get the bridge repaired, with the London bodies believing it will cost £140m. (Getty Images) Also Read: TfL to soon launch Hammersmith ferry service while famous bridge is closed A temporary ferry service will soon operate in west London to shuttle pedestrians and cyclists across the Thames alongside the closed Hammersmith Bridge. Hammersmith and Fulham Council and TfL have rowed with the government over funding to get the bridge repaired, with the London bodies believing it will cost £140m. (Getty Images) In December, the taskforce also released a report from engineering firm Aecom that said the bridge may be safe to reopen for pedestrians and cyclists. Hammersmith and Fulham Council dismissed the report, pointing out that “world-leading specialist engineers” said the bridge must stay completely closed. “The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham needs to work with the government taskforce and to bring forward a plan for its repair and re-opening to traffic, now almost two years since its sudden closure,” he said. TfL said it would be able to award the contract next month in a bid to reduce congestion caused by the closed Hammersmith Bridge. Conservative Hammersmith and Fulham MP Greg Hands said he welcomed the arrival of a new ferry service, but said “the bigger issue for my constituents remains the bridge itself”. whatsapp TfL to soon launch Hammersmith ferry service while famous bridge is closed last_img read more

Been Caught Stealing: “Bling Ring” Trailer

first_imgUncategorizedBeen Caught Stealing: “Bling Ring” TrailerEmma Watson stars in flick about wanna-be celebs stealing from actual celebsBy Elina Shatkin – March 8, 2013565ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItSofia Coppola‘s got a new a movie, and (unsurprisingly) it’s all about the children of privilege — or at least the kids who steal from them. The Bling Ring, which features Emma Watson (a.k.a. Hermione in the Harry Potter films), follows a crew of teens who track the exploits of Hollywood celebs then burglarize their homes.If the trailer is anything to go by, it’s got a very of-the-moment soundtrack. (If you like the Sleigh Bells song in the soundtrack, you can thank former Redd Kross drummer Brian Reitzell who’s the film’s music sup.)As one of the title cards screams, the story is “based on actual events.” Those would be a series of 2008 and 2009 robberies whose victims included Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton. Eagle-eyed viewers will spot Gavin Rossdale (playing a pawn shop owner? A bookie? An aging rock star?) in the trailer. The film comes out on June 14. TAGSBrian ReitzellEmma WatsonGavin RossdaleL.A. CultureLindsay LohanMovieSofia CoppolaThe Bling RingTrailerPrevious articleEssential Cocktails: How to Make, and Where to Find, the Perfect Mint JulepNext articleCalifornia Road Trip Pics: OxnardElina Shatkin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORFollow in Pee-wee Herman’s Footsteps Across L.A.The Untimely Death of Celeb Restaurateur Harry MortonWhat Defines a Successful Immigrant?last_img read more

Crime Stoppers searching for Bonita Beach burglar

first_imgCrime Stoppers search for man involved in Saks Fifth Avenue purse heist in Estero June 16, 2021 Crime stoppers looking for two thieves accused of stealing lumber & power tools June 17, 2021 Burglar with craving for Takis arrested after burglarizing Fort Myers laundromat June 16, 2021 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Lee County man accused of assaulting child believed to have more victims June 17, 2021 Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement Advertisement AdvertisementTags: Bonita SpringsburglarySWFL Crime Stoppers RELATEDTOPICS BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. – Crime Stoppers is searching for a suspect that went into a business on Bonita Beach Road. The burglary happened at Pipe Dreams Smoke at 3465 Bonita Beach Rd. on Tuesday, Crime Stoppers said. The suspect was wearing a hoodie with the word “Marley” on it and a face mask. SWFL Crime Stoppers is asking anyone with information on the suspect to contact them at 1-800-780-TIPS to be eligible for a reward. last_img read more

Prolific Portlaoise CBS defeat Kilcock to reach South-Leinster football final

first_img Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Home Sport GAA Prolific Portlaoise CBS defeat Kilcock to reach South-Leinster football final SportGAAGaelic Football By Alan Hartnett – 29th January 2019 Community Pinterest Pinterest New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Portlaoise CBS Scoil Dara Kilcock 2-5 Portlaoise CBS 3-11Top Oil South Leinster PP Schools Senior Football “B” Semi FinalPortlaoise CBS have qualified for the Senior South Leinster ‘B’ football final following a nine point win over Kilcock in Enfield this afternoon.Killian Fitzpatrick’s side led from start to finish against the Kildare school and after winning the league late last year, they now have the chance to claim more silverware.Portlaoise made a brilliant start to the game with a goal in the first couple of minutes.Damien McCaul’s floated ball held up in the wind and that allowed Damon Larkin to get a hand to it and palm it to the net from close range.Annanough sharp-shooter McCaul landed three points in the opening half with Larkin kicking one too.Kilcock struggled against the breeze in the opening half and the CBS were unlucky not to have a second goal when Ben Conroy forced a good save from the home goalkeeper.The CBS led by by 1-4 to 0-2 at the break and with the wind at their backs, they set about putting the game to bed in the second half.Damon Larkin grabbed a second goal and the CBS’ third goal came after a high ball was deflected into the net by a Kilcock defender.Kilcock did respond with two goals themselves but with McCaul, Ben Conroy and Conor Goode all knocking over points, the CBS ran out nine point winners in the end.They will now face the winners of Bunclody and Tullamore in the South Leinster final in the coming weeks.SCORERS – Damon Larkin 2-2, Damien McCaul 0-7 (four frees), Ben Conroy and Conor Goode 0-1 eachPORTLAOISE CBS: Michael O’Connell (Portlaoise); Eddie Critchley (Portlaoise), Sean O’Neill (The Rock), Josh Mulhall (Park-Ratheniska), Niall Carey (Portlaoise), Gary Saunders (Portlaoise), Brian Fingleton (Park-Ratheniska); Eamonn Delaney (Stradbally), Neil Keane (The Heath); Ben Conroy (Portlaoise), Damon Larkin (Portlaoise), Ben Brennan (Portlaoise); Cian Houlihan (Portlaoise), Damien McCaul (Annanough), Conor Goode (Stradbally). Subs: Conor Booth (The Heath) for Conroy, Gareth O’Brien (The Heath) for Carey, Ciaran O’Neill (Stradbally) for DelaneySEE ALSO – In Pictures: Serious style at O’Dempsey’s Dinner Dance Facebook TAGSPortlaoise CBS Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year Facebook Twitter Previous articleGame On holding special show in Laois previewing the Six NationsNext articleIn Pictures: Sarsfields Ladies celebrate 2018 season with Presentation Night 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. Prolific Portlaoise CBS defeat Kilcock to reach South-Leinster football final Council WhatsApp WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community Twitterlast_img read more

In Pictures: Full house in the Killeshin Hotel as big names turn out for The Harps GAA breakfast

first_imgHome Sport GAA In Pictures: Full house in the Killeshin Hotel as big names turn… SportGAAHurling Pinterest GAA GAA Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory GAA Previous articleWATCH: Laois LGFA football championship launched in O’Moore ParkNext articleLaois boxer TJ Doheny defeated in super bantamweight unification bout Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point. The main room in the Killeshin Hotel was full to capacity on Friday morning for an All Ireland hurling championship preview breakfast fundraiser for The Harps GAA club.Big names from across the sporting, business, political and Garda communities were in attendance for a breakfast that concluded with a discussion panel comprised of the last two All Ireland hurling winning managers John Kiely from Limerick and Micheal Donoghue from Galway as well Laois hurling manager and multiple All Ireland winner Eddie Brennan.The panel was chaired superbly by local commentator Jack Nolan with speeches too from Killeshin Hotel and Supermacs owner Pat McDonagh, Billy McEvoy, who is one of the founding members of The Harps GAA club and its first chairman – and The Harps treasurer John Scanlan, who is also Chief Superintendant of the Laois-Offaly Garda division.Among those in attendance were Laois Fianna Fáil TD Sean Fleming, former GAA President Liam O’Neill (an election candidate for the upcoming local elections in the Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick Municipal District), Laois football manager John Sugrue and a host of big GAA names including former Kilkenny hurler Richie Power, former Clare hurler Ollie Baker and former Tipperary hurler Ken Hogan.The Harps GAA chairman Joe Deegan – a tireless worker for the club – was unavailable to attend so the speaking duties on behalf of the club were taken on by John Scanlan, now very much embedded in the club and new to the top table.“It was a unique privilege to be asked – I’m a blow in, I’m new to the area,” he said.“But it’s a privilege to be involved in the Harps GAA club,” he added before encouraging everyone involved to do what they can to improve their club.“You must strive to be the best you can be. You can always be better.“If you are asked to go play for your county you should walk, drive or crawl to get there. Commit to it.“Joe Deegan has got Cullahill to 10 Cumann na mBunscol hurling finals in a row and we have every right to aspire to achieve.”Billy McEvoy also addressed the attendance and told of how The Harps GAA club came into existence in 1984.They had previously operated separately as Durrow and Cullahill but after considerable success at underage level came together to form a new adult club.“Anyone that has ever been involved in amalgamating clubs, know of the the hurdles we had to get over.”But while the club hasn’t ever won a senior hurling title, they did appear in the final in their first year together in 1984 which they lost after a replay to the great Portlaoise team of that era.They later lost finals to Castletown and Portlaoise in 1997 and 1998 respectively. They have also won a number of underage and junior titles as well as having a very vibrant camogie club that famously won three All Ireland junior titles in a row from 2006 to 2008.Last year The Harps appeared in the Laois U-17, U-19, U-21 and Senior ‘A’ hurling finals.Their only success came in the U-19 decider but their competitiveness across the grades has always been quite consistent.Billy McEvoy also told how the club won junior and intermediate football titles and competed at senior level for three years in the 1990s – “not a bad achievement for a club in the hurling part of the county and on the Tipperary-Kilkenny border”. WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook By Steven Miller – 26th April 2019 center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter In Pictures: Full house in the Killeshin Hotel as big names turn out for The Harps GAA breakfast WhatsApp SEE ALSO – Tributes paid to the legendary Matt Connor as he retires from An Garda Siochana Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Facebook TAGSEddie BrennanJohn KielyJohn ScanlanKilleshin HotelLimerickMichael DonoghuePat McDonaghThe HarpsThe Harps GAA Twitter 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

Laois County Councillors meeting with Minister for Health has been cancelled

first_img TAGSLaois County CouncilMinister for HealthStephen Donnelly Laois County Councillors meeting with Minister for Health has been cancelled Pinterest Laois County Councillor’s meeting with Minister for Health to discuss the lockdown in Laois has been cancelled.Cathoirleach Catherine Fitzgerald and fellow Cllrs Paschal McEvoy, Thomasina Connell, Ben Brennan and Conor Bergin were to meet Minister Stephen Donnelly via video conference at 12pm tomorrow.However, they received notice in the last half an hour that the meeting had been cancelled by the Minister. Twitter Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role WhatsApp WhatsApp Citing the fact the today’s cabinet meeting ran over time, Minister Donnelly says he is not able to meet the Councillors tomorrow and will meet them on Thursday instead.Cathaoirleach Catherine Fitzgerald expressed her disappointment with the news.While Cllr Thomasina Connell tweeted: “Disappointed that meeting with Laois Councillors & Minister for Health scheduled for tomorrow has just been cancelled.“I had hoped to raise various matters on the recent Laois Lockdown to include why such a blunt instrument was used.”Laois County Council have previously submitted the following eight questions to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre:1 – A detailed sequence of events commencing from the 1st June 2020 outlining all relevant details including the dates of all positive cases in each of the four factories concerned broken down over the three counties and the dates on which the relevant organizations became aware of same.2 – The community transmission rate in Laois as of today’s date.3 – The number of people from Laois that are currently accommodated in the HSE self isolation facility at City West or any other similar location.4 – The latest information available from www.gov.ie indicates that the rate of community transmission is 30.9%. It is possible to provide the rate for Laois together with the non-community rate for the County.5 – The number of clusters which have been identified in Laois and what additional protective measures were taken to combat the virus in same. Please also advise as to the success of such measures and the timeframe pertaining to same.6 – The number of inspections, both announced and unannounced that were carried out in the meat plants in question and the number of tests carried out.7 – In relation to the restrictions that have been imposed, was consideration given to deferring the implementation of same to minimize the effects on certain sectors of the community.8 – Having regard to the numbers reported on Monday for Laois, i.e. nil, can consideration be given to lifting the restrictions in relation to Laois at an earlier date.Disappointed that meeting with Laois Councillors & Minister for Health scheduled for tomorrow has just been cancelled.I had hoped to raise various matters on the recent #LaoisLockdown to include why such a blunt instrument was used – see map below with our no’s of #covid pic.twitter.com/pU0wh6qzco— Thomasina Connell (@thomasina_laois) August 18, 2020 Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Facebook Electric Picnic center_img By Alan Hartnett – 18th August 2020 Previous articleLaois GAA abandon weekend plan as games to resume next weekNext articleNew restrictions: Sport behind closed doors, house parties and those over 70 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. Home News Laois County Councillors meeting with Minister for Health has been cancelled News Pinterest Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date News Twitter Electric Picnic last_img read more

Emo impress to beat 2019 finalists Killeshin in Laois SFC opener

first_img Electric Picnic WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Electric Picnic Twitter News Paul Lawlor Emo 1-16 Killeshin 2-5Laois Shopping Centre SFC Round 1Emo turned in a hugely impressive performance to get the better of last year’s beaten finalists Killeshin in the opening round of the Laois SFC in the LOETB Centre of Excellence. Veteran Paul Lawlor led the way kicking seven points as they utterly dominated the second half with wind advantage to record an eight-point win. Emo got off to a dream start when Paddy Hosey found the net from the opening attack – against such a stiff breeze it was a dream start.  WhatsApp TAGSEmoEmo v KilleshinKilleshinLaois SFC Home Gaelic Football Club Football Emo impress to beat 2019 finalists Killeshin in Laois SFC opener Gaelic FootballClub FootballSportGAA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img And it was a sign of what was to come for Killeshin as Emo’s running game caused them all sorts of problems in the opening half. Their defence was cut open on numerous occasions and Emo could well have multiple goals in the first 30 minutes. Indeed the defending was kamikaze at both ends and Killeshin struck for two goals themselves with the excellent Evan Lowry central to both, scoring one and setting up another for Cathal Brennan. At one stage Killeshin led 2-3 to 1-1 but with the wind they needed to build a lead and they couldn’t shake off Emo. They missed plenty of chances themselves but on the overall balance of play were probably lucky to be ahead at the break, 2-4 to 1-6.David Aston kicked a couple of nice frees and Ross Bolger pointed after winning a mark but Emo were rampant at the other end with Hosey, Paul Lawlor, Nigel Murphy, Padraig Kirwan, Sean Greenan and Finbarr Crowley all very effective. Having the wind in the second half was a major boost to Emo but they were level-headed in their approach, tapping over points from distance – with Jack Owens, Lawlor and Darren Strong all prominent. Owens kicked a couple of great second-half points, Lawlor finished with seven in total and Strong popped over four lovely scores. Between the two Emo got before the break and ten in a row in the second, they hit 12 points without reply from Killeshin. And it was that type of evening where everything went wrong for the Carlow-border side. Manager Karol O’Dwyer was unable to attend as he lives in locked-down Kildare, Stephen Attride and Shane Bolger were unavailable, Brian Lowry got a straight red card late on and then to compound their misery, Eoin Lowry drove a late penalty over the bar. It didn’t matter at that stage but they now go into the losers section and have relegation still as an issue to contend with. Emo, in the first game of the latest John Strong managerial tenure, go through to the winners section. SCORERS – Emo: Paul Lawlor 0-7 (three frees), Darren Strong 0-4, Paddy Hosey 1-2, Jack Owens 0-3 (one free). Killeshin: Evan Lowry 1-1, Cathal Brennan 1-0, David Aston 0-2 (one free, one ‘45), Eoin Lowry 0-1 (penalty), Ross Bolger 0-1 (mark)EMO: Niall Gorman; Jack Setright, James O’Rourke, Liam Crowley; Padraig Kirwan, Shane Murphy, Sean Greene; Finbarr Crowley, Brian Gorman; David Gorman, Darren Strong, Nigel Murphy; Paddy Hosey, Jack Owens, Paul Lawlor. Sub: Eibhinn Joyce for Sethright (45)KILLESHIN: Shane Coakley; David McDermott, Jeremy Mahon, Arnie Mahon; Mark McDermott, Kevin Ryan. David Aston; Michael Doran, Gavin Brennan; Evan Lowry, Eoin Lowry, Adam Deering; Paddy Doyle, Cathal Brennan, Ross Bolger. Subs: Paddy Walsh for C Brennan (34), James Davis for Doyle (42), Brian Lowry for Aston (injured – 50), Keelan Galligan for A Mahon (52)REFEREE: Seamus Mulhare (The Heath)SEE ALSO – Check out all our Laois SFC coverage here Pinterest Pinterest Emo impress to beat 2019 finalists Killeshin in Laois SFC opener Previous articleGoalfest as Portlaoise defeat Timahoe to continue winning start to Ladies championshipNext articleO’Carroll on fire as Crettyard see off Timahoe in intermediate opener Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point. Twitter 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 By Steven Miller – 25th August 2020 Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more

Denuclearization and Exclusion from List of State Sponsor of Terrorism

first_img At the North Korea Nuclear Weapons Six Party Talks, the Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill stated that North Korea have agreed to denuclearize all nuclear programs and declare on the list to report by the end of this year. As a result of the recent announcement by Christopher Hill, much is anticipated from the upcoming Six Party Talks. After finishing up the Six Party Talks’ working group for Normalization of DPRK-US Relations held in Geneva, Switzerland, Christopher Hill stated that, “One thing that we agreed on is that the D.P.R.K. will provide a full declaration of all of their nuclear programs and will disable their nuclear programs by the end of this year, 2007 (New York Times, September 3, 2007).”Denuclearization by the end of this yearOne of the most notable statements made by Christopher Hill was the part about “denuclearization by the end of this year.” With the initial phrase of February 13 Agreement wrapping up and as the next phrase of Denuclearization approaches, North Korea has obliged to the deadline suggested by the U.S. and agreed to the specific schedules, which implies that the North Korea denuclearization roadmap is processing in accelerated speed. At the same time, Christopher Hill claimed that, “We will have a declaration in time to disable what needs to be disabled. For example, the Yongbyon reactor would have to be included.” (New York Times, September 3, 2007)One of the two phrases of the Denuclearization roadmap includes “Denuclearization” which disables completely all the nuclear facilities in North Korea. Last month at Six Party Talks’ working group for Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula held in Shenyang, China there has been discussions on eliminating one of the core facilities for the nuclear reactors, the driving gear for the control rod. US-North Korea have agreed to accomplish their mission of “Denuclearization by the end of the year”. However, there are still many loopholes. In particular, North Korea has requested a provision of light water reactors in respect to their Yongbyun nuclear programs and facilities. The repercussions of the agreement of denuclearization must still be waited to see. Consequently, the Six Party Talks being held at the middle of September could face some difficulties regarding yet another obstacle to the full denuclearization of North Korean facilities. All nuclear weapons to be declaredAlongside the disablement project on North Korean nuclear facilities, another pivot point is whether North Korea possesses the enriched uranium program and existing nuclear weapons is included on the list. At this conference, United States and North Korea seem to have come to an agreement regarding the UEP issue. North Korea stated that they will clarify the declaration process without additional conditions attached to the dialogue set from Six Party Talks’ working group for Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula held in Shenyang, China. Christopher Hill stated that, “Two sides had had very good and very substantive talks.” Upon the question of, UEP, he answered that all the nuclear programs to be declared. Whether the list will include the original nuclear programs and extracted plutonium or not is still not resolved. As it has been reiterated by North Korea, the general consensus among the experts indicates that North Korea probably did not include the original nuclear programs on the list of items to report. While nuclear programs denuclearization could be yielded in order to achieve economic and political leverage, North Korea would be reluctant to reveal the existing nuclear weapons, which are for the sake of the securityEliminated from the list of state sponsor of terrorism and terminate the application of the Trading with the Enemy ActThe reason why North Korea had easily agreed to the denuclearization and complete declaration of all nuclear programs condition is because North Korea was recently taken out of the list of state sponsor of terrorism and terminates the application of the Trading with the Enemy Act.In response to the question of whether U.S. has agreed to give specific commitment regarding the elimination of North Korea from the list of state sponsor of terrorism and terminate the application of the Trading with the Enemy Act, Kim Kye Gwan, North Korea’s foreign minister stated that, “In order to create a peaceful coexistence, we are creating a systematic, legal structure by changing the negative political stance that U.S. had towards us.” Last month, 31st, President Bush told the reporters in Asia-Pacific that he has already made my decision. This implied the changing U.S. policy which also impended the agreements to incur from both sides. This agreement indicated a favorable response from North Korea to the demands asked by the U.S. In the same vein, U.S. is relating the list of state sponsor of terrorism and terminating the application of the Trading with the Enemy Act to the Japanese abductees’ incident. The Japan-North Korea working group meeting, which is to be held on 5th-6th this month, is anticipated to become the turning point in the policy. On the other hand, while the Normalization Meeting contained rather optimistic notes and incidents, which subsequently rose expectations regarding the denuclearization issue of North Korea. However, it is too early to make any rash conclusions for North Korea can always eat its words and turn around.Experts predict that it is still difficult to say for certain whether the Denuclearization project will be accomplished, given that there are only four months left. Even if the denuclearization is to be achieved, experts are predicting a quick turn-around of events in the beginning of next year. Analysis & Opinion By Park Hyun Min – 2007.09.04 3:29pm Analysis & Opinion Facebook Twitter Tracking the “unidentified yellow substance” being dried out near the Yongbyon Nuclear Center Analysis & Opinion RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img SHARE Analysis & Opinion AvatarPark Hyun Min Is Nuclear Peace with North Korea Possible? Pence Cartoon: “KOR-US Karaoke” Denuclearization and Exclusion from List of State Sponsor of Terrorismlast_img read more