Rep. Kito prefiles bill to revert to 120-day legislative session

first_imgJuneau | State GovernmentRep. Kito prefiles bill to revert to 120-day legislative sessionJanuary 9, 2016 by Jeremy Hsieh, KTOO Share:Rep. Sam Kito lll addresses the Alaska House of Representatives on April 7, 2014. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)Rep. Sam Kito III wants to repeal the ballot measure that tried to cut the Alaska Legislature’s annual session to down from 120 days to 90.Here’s the Juneau Democrat’s pitch:“My issue with the 90-day session is while we’re trying to be efficient with state funding, I think we are losing opportunities to have adequate time to consider legislation or to consider impacts to the budget. And I think we can, in 120 days, accomplish a lot of work and potentially decrease the need for as many special sessions as we’ve been having recently,” he said. “So I do think it will not increase costs and I’m getting some work done to look at that, and I do think it will make … our state government process work more efficiently.”Kito said it would increase staff and per diem costs, but thinks that may be offset by savings from holding fewer special sessions and other efficiencies. An official cost estimate is in the works.So far, Kito says he’s gotten mixed feedback from his colleagues.“Well, I want to have the discussion. There may be some challenges, especially with the fiscal discussion happening at the same time in getting the bill passed in a single session. But there are many pieces of legislation that take more than a single session to pass,” he said. “It’s important for me I think, given fiscal climate, to start having this discussion, and for me to be able to demonstrate it actually can result in more efficient legislation or more efficient process.”Kito’s House Bill 223 is the fourth legislative attempt to change the 90-day session since 2006 when Alaska voters narrowly passed the ballot measure.In 2011, three Republican lawmakers sponsored separate legislation to extend the session. Then-Senate President Gary Stevens’ SB 18 made it the furthest. It tried to add 30 days to the second session of the legislature’s two-year cycle. The Senate passed it 12-5, but it died in the House Finance Committee along with Rep. Paul Seatons’ HB71, a straight repeal. As a co-chairman of the House Finance Committee, Bill Stoltze was the gatekeeper that kept the bills from advancing. Stoltze is now in the Senate.The legislature’s lawyers have said it is unlikely breaking the 90-day statute has any legal consequence because it’s still trumped by the 120-day rule in the constitution. Lawmakers have tried to respect voters’ intent, but have also run over the 90-day limit and held frequent special sessions for extra time.Editor’s note: The headline has been corrected. Rep. Kito’s bill would revert the legislative session to 120 days, not 90. Share this story:last_img read more

Weak sales in US and Asia hit exports of Scotland’s tipple

first_img Express KCS Wednesday 1 April 2015 9:00 pm A DECADE of strong growth in scotch whisky exports came to an end last year as overseas sales fell, according to new figures.The Scotch Whisky Association announced yesterday that HM Revenue and Customs data showed exports fell seven per cent to £3.95bn in 2014.The decline was in part due to a sharp drop in exports to the US, the biggest market for scotch by value, where sales fell by nine per cent to £748m.The volume of global exports also fell by three per cent to 1.19bn 70cl bottles.Sales were also hit by Russian sanctions and a corruption crack­down in China – where giving Scotch as a gift became illegal – took its toll. whatsapp Tags: NULL More From Our Partners ‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale Sharecenter_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndozenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndoComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyUndoForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesUndoGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday NewsUndoEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorUndoNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyUndoOpulent ExpressHer Quadruplets Were Born Without A Hitch. Then Doctors Realized SomethingOpulent ExpressUndo Weak sales in US and Asia hit exports of Scotland’s tipple last_img read more

News / Opportunities as blossoming micro-shippers eye international markets

first_img© Anan Sudsaithong By Alex Lennane 26/05/2021 In 2017 independent businesses accounted for 23% of US retail, and last year’s Amazon’s Prime Day shopping orgy clocked up $3.5bn of sales from third-party sellers on the platform, an increase of nearly 60%, which constituted a faster rise than Amazon’s own business, Freightos observed.Primarily, SMB merchants focused on domestic markets for sales, but they are now active on the import side. Freightos pointed to USCB data showing that in 2016, 96% of US importers were SMBs.Arguably, most have had their hands full meeting domestic demand, but there is strong interest in international markets, reported John Haber, CEO of parcel logistics consultant Spend Management Experts.However, there are significant challenges.“Cross-border logistics may still be the biggest pain point for small, low-volume shippers,” said Freightos. “New SMBs need international freight solutions, and in such a low volume per shipper and fragmented segment, they can only be acquired at scale and profitably by low-touch, digital solutions,” the study said.Cathy Morrow-Roberson, founder and head analyst of Logistics Trends & Insights, agreed that most SMB firms found international shipping difficult, as logistics is not a core competence for them.“Their first thought usually is to use FedEx, UPS or the postal service to take care of this,” she said.FedEx and UPS have been targeting this segment and held webinars on international shipping. Their pricing and issues with capacity limits are prompting shippers to scout around for alternative solutions, though.Freightos sees a promising opportunity for tech companies or logistics firms that can offer digitised solutions to this clientele to step into the international market.And SMB shippers looking for providers will find no shortage of options.“A crop of digital-first start-ups (as well as the major ocean carriers) are already rushing to fill that low-touch freight gap. And recent advancements have made it easier than ever for forwarders to launch their own digital sales portals. Digital sales capabilities can level the playing field for access to SMBs and let forwarders compete on customer service,” Freightos argued.It also notes that investment in logistics technology has exploded since 2014, with the number of funding rounds in 2019 up 17-fold from then, while start-ups raised over $6bn in 2019, compared with $375m in 2014. E-commerce fulfilment provider Shipmonk raised $290m, while on-demand warehousing developer Flexe closed a $70m round of funding.Spend Management Experts spends a fair amount of time evaluating different providers“There’s a lot to sort through. What are the good solutions for their needs?” said Mr Haber. “The market is fragmented. There are lots of solutions out there. There are some big ones, but not a dominant player.”The proliferation of new providers leaves SMB shippers scratching their heads and Mr Haber urges them to get a clear picture of their needs and what problems they are trying to solve before taking the plunge.“Often the front-end diligence is not what it should be,” he said.center_img Micro-shippers have become a force to be reckoned with.A recent study by Freightos, based on data from the US Census Bureau (USCB) and the European Commission, notes that the rise of e-commerce has turned a legion of small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) into a major force in global trade.In 2019, SMBs based in Europe and the US shipped over $550bn-worth of goods, Freightos’ research found – and SMBs are mushrooming.The third quarter of last year witnessed a surge of 83% in the number of new small businesses registered in the US alone.last_img read more

South Korea needs a new security strategy to break the cycle

first_imgAnalysis & Opinion Pence Cartoon: “KOR-US Karaoke” Is Nuclear Peace with North Korea Possible? Analysis & Opinion SHARE AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] By Daily NK – 2016.01.14 11:03am South Korea needs a new security strategy to break the cyclecenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Tracking the “unidentified yellow substance” being dried out near the Yongbyon Nuclear Center South Koreans are more concerned than everwith national security following the North’s fourth nuclear test. From theimplementation of more tolerant policies to the extreme use of preemptivestrike, opinions for how to deal with North Korea are diverse. What is the mosteffective way to counter this nuclear threat? To put it simply, South Koreashould seriously consider nuclear armament to protect its sovereign power andto ensure its very existence. As expected, North Korea recently conducteda fourth nuclear test. This comes only three years after their last test onFebruary 2, 2013. They insist this last iteration was a hydrogen bomb test, butinitial assessments point to a lack of thermonuclear capability. What’s important here is not theclassification of nuclear test, but rather, the undeniable fact that NorthKorea is improving their nuclear capability day by day. The South is exhibitingtheir “quick temper” once again in response to the ever-growing military threatfrom the North, who has gone all-in on nuclear weapon and long-range missiledevelopment. Just as it was with the last three tests, the entire nation isrestless over security concerns and everyone seems to have an opinion about howto react. But, within less than a month, we will forget all about the dangerand return to our daily lives, just like we always do. This phenomenon is knownas the “numbness effect.” This test was different from the previousthree as it was significantly more dangerous and is demanding our fullattention. There are two primary concerns to discuss. First, using a long-rangemissile as a delivery vehicle for a nuclear warhead is alarming. The Northalready conducted a three-stage Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM)test last year. There are still many skeptics as to the success of that launch,but many military experts predict successful SLBM development within one to twoyear. The SLBM is a serious threat that can neutralize not only our own killchain, but the US’s Korea America Missile Defense (KAMD) system as well. Ifthey are able to achieve SLBM-based nuclear capability, our security networkwill be rendered useless. Second, considering Kim Jong Un’sunpredictable nature, we shouldn’t rule out a sudden nuclear attack. Conductingthis latest nuclear test fully aware of the impending harsh sanctions from theinternational community, including China, is devoid of all rationale. We cannotfully dismiss the possibility of a nuclear attack from such a recklessindividual. What then is our security strategy for theNorth’s increasing nuclear threat? It’s the same old game. Whenever the Northconducts a nuclear test, our government runs right to the UN. This time is nodifferent. The National Security Office reported that, “We fully realize thatunder no circumstances will the international community ever permit North Koreato possess nuclear arms and, in accordance with UN policy, we firmly demand thecomplete, verifiable, and irreversible disarmament (CVID) of its nuclearweapons program.” Indeed, it appears that we have no choicebut to rely on international regulations given that our lack of nuclearoptions. However, we only end up justifying North Korea’s insistence on drivinga wedge between the ROK-US alliance if our government first seeks thecooperation of the UN or the US every time there is a nuclear-relatedprovocation. As a non-nuclear state, South Korea has twomain courses of action to respond to the Northern threat. First is thereimplementation of US Forces Korea (USFK) tactical nuclear weapons. However,this is an impractical deterrent measure. This US has little intent to employtactical nukes. From their introduction in 1957 until their eventual removal in1991, even some of the most serious North Korean provocations were unable toelicit their use. During this time, the following provocations took place: TheBlue House Raid of 1968, the Pueblo Incident, the assassination attempt onPresident Park Chung Hee in 1974, the bombing of Nang Gun, Myanmar in 1983, andthe bombing of Korean Airlines (KAL) 858 in 1987. The North was free to decidewhen and how they lashed out at the South. Again, the US never used its deployedtactical nukes during this time period. This lack of intent to use nuclearoptions became a key factor in the subpar North Korean deterrence that we seetoday. Even if US nuclear weapons were re-deployed, the fact that operationalcontrol belongs to the US would mar any practical application. Re-deployment ofthese weapons is redundant; the US is already committed to providing a nuclearumbrella. The US reiterated its unwillingness to use nukes to deter Northernprovocation during the sinking of the Cheonan and the shelling of Yeonpyeong-doincidents, and re-deployment of these weapons is unlikely to change thatintent. Even if the US government decided to usenuclear weapons, the operation of the nuclear umbrella is based on the ROK-USMutual Defense Treaty, which requires congressional consent. We can’t hedge ourentire survival on the intent of the US. Moreover, the hesitation to deployground forces in both Libya and against ISIS makes one question how long theywill maintain their security pledge to South Korea. In that case, the onlyremaining option is nuclear armament, and the government needs to seriouslyconsider the issue. The South has already pursued modernized conventionalweapons, but it’s crystal clear they provide little utility against nucleararms.South Korea’s nuclear capability hasreached eye-opening levels. Our nuclear technology standard is top 10 in theworld alongside nuclear powers such as Italy, Spain, Canada, and Brazil.According to Seo Gyun Ryeol, professor in Seoul University’s NuclearEngineering Department, as of 2012, there are over 10,000 tons of spent nuclearmaterial sitting in our plants that could be used to produce dozens of tons ofplutonium, which could create over 1 million nuclear bombs. The problem is notinsufficient technology; it’s more of an international political and diplomaticissue. Many claim that manufacturing nuclear weapons will only end up causinghuge problems for Korea in the wake of the international community’s sanctions,but this is an obscure fear over “taking the road untravelled.” Unofficial nuclearstates such as Israel, India, and Pakistan have never been the recipient oftangible economic sanctions despite possessing these weapons. On the contrary, the US both provides aidand overlooks nuclear development in these nations due to their strategic valuein dealing with the terrorist threat in the Middle East and pressuring China.The US levied economic sanctions against India in 1998 after an undergroundnuclear test, but lifted them in 2001. Israel has been receiving 3 billiondollars a year in US aid since they signed a peace treaty with Egypt in 1979,while Pakistan has been receiving over 2 billion dollars annually ever since911. The US decided sanctions would have been ineffective and severelydetrimental to national interests. These nations are not a member of theNuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). Article 10, Paragraph 1 of the NPT statesthat a nation may withdraw from the treaty in a scenario where nationalinterests are threatened while exercising sovereignty. Simply, the treaty committeeand UN Security Council are to be notified three months in advance. The reasonthe US is playing favorites with these countries is due to their significanceregarding US national interests. This same kind of relationship applies tous in a big way. South Korea, who has been faithfully advancing US strategicinterests in Northeast Asia, is in no way beneath Pakistan or India in the eyesof the US. Could the US really levy economic sanctions on Korea, a country thatis the world’s 7th largest exporter, 8th strongest military force, and 10thoverall economic power? Could the US president, who came out and likened theROK-US alliance to a linchpin, really destroy that partnership? If that were to happen, the majority ofnations in the international community, which have a tightly intertwined traderelationship with South Korea, would suffer significant loss. This would, ofcourse, have a boomerang effect and come back to hurt the US enormously. Thisis why any worries about economic sanctions or damage to the ROK-US alliance asa result of South Korean nuclear armament are unfounded. International politicsscholars Lewis Page and Rodric Braithwaite are of the opinion that nuclearweapon deterrence is normally accomplished through more nuclear weapons. Similarly,both offensive and defensive realists, such as John Mearsheimer and KennethWaltz, suggest that nukes must be answered with nukes. We need to develop aslightly more sophisticated understanding about the various problems that couldarise to hinder nuclear armament, but the bottom line is South Korea needsnuclear capabilities and needs to draw up measures to minimize domestic andforeign opposition to nuclear arms. There is no room for flexibility in mattersof national security.  If North Korea is seriously threatening oursecurity with nuclear arms, we have to delve deep and find the most sure-fireway to assure our own survival. What use is international law to a country thathas been wiped out or taken over by an attack from their enemy? If we thinkabout the continued existence and security of our nation realistically, we willrealize that we need to build our own strength and be ready for anypossibility. *Views expressed in Guest Columns do notnecessarily reflect those of Daily NK.  Analysis & Opinion Analysis & Opinion Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

N. Korean authorities try to persuade violators of COVID-19 guidelines to…

first_img Hamhung man arrested for corruption while working at a state-run department store North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) Facebook Twitter News North Korean authorities are reportedly trying to persuade violators of COVID-19 guidelines into turning themselves in.This new strategy starkly contrasts with the fact that the authorities were referring to violators of COVID-19 protocols as “human trash” and treating them as serious enemies of the state’s battle against the pandemic as recently as last month. North Korean authorities appear to have started using conciliatory measures to control behavior on the part of their citizens after the effectiveness of punitive methods hit its limit.Daily NK recently obtained lecture materials related to the matter entitled “All people should have a high sense of civility and actively confess [their violations of COVID-19 regulations].”In the materials, the authorities emphasized that “Violators of COVID-19 guidelines and their families should turn themselves in” and that “Those who illegally crossed the border, smuggled, and traded should turn themselves in and confess [their crimes], no matter how small.“If you turn yourself in while [the authorities] are providing this opportunity, you will be forgiven,” the materials continued, adding, “However, [if you do not turn yourself in and are caught], you will be punished by the Party to the full extent of the law for the crime of hindering anti-COVID measures put in place to protect the well-being of the country and its people.”North Korean authorities had previously ruthlessly criticized violators of anti-disease guidelines as “human garbage” and “ingrates” that deserve punishment without mercy. However, within the past month, it appears that the authorities sharply toned down their approach.In general, when the North Korean authorities strengthen punishments and crackdowns on specific crimes, those crimes temporarily decrease. However, some have pointed out that the preventative effects of this approach are limited because people would simply adjust their behavior to avoid crackdowns from the authorities. For this reason, the authorities appear to be using a “carrot-and-stick” approach to coerce COVID-19 guideline violators to confess their crimes.This approach is evident in the approach North Korean authorities are taking toward people who have illegal materials in their possession.A page from materials recently obtained by Daily NK. / Image: Daily NKDaily NK published an article last month that described attempts by North Korean authorities to persuade people who own illegal materials to turn themselves in. The authorities promised that those who confessed to local security officials would be forgiven.In January, the authorities had warned people that they would strongly punish anyone found to possess, disseminate, or abet the distribution of “impure propaganda materials.” The authorities have also actively encouraged family members, relatives, and acquaintances of pandemic guideline violators to report the offenders to local officials. Security officials have also used this strategy to coax owners of illegal propaganda materials to turn themselves in.“You should come to the relevant authorities] and report offenses including violation of anti-disease guidelines or the border blockade, smuggling, and illegal trade up until this point – not just for yourself, but for anyone you know, including your relatives and fellow inminban members,” the lecture materials read, using a term referring to “people’s units,” North Korea’s lowest administrative organizations. “You should help those who have committed crimes to take this opportunity to confess. Remember, if you take a hands-off approach and wait for the violators to surrender themselves like someone aimlessly staring across a river, you are heading down a dangerous road of forgetting your responsibility as a citizen.”At the same time, the authorities are also emphasizing the role of guideline violators in exacerbating people’s suffering by blaming them for citywide lockdowns. “The reason why cities and counties in regions near the border had to go into lockdown is mainly because of those who failed to follow last year’s border control measures to fill their own pockets and then took too long to realize their sins and confess,” the materials claimed. “If they had turned themselves on time, there would not have been another lockdown.”North Korean authorities recently enforced lockdowns in border cities due to reports of smuggling and border-crossings. Sakju, Hyesan, Samjiyon, and a few other cities are reportedly among those that went under lockdown. Once a city is locked down, food becomes scarce, and residents are left to suffer under extreme living conditions.“It isn’t too late. Anyone who committed violations up until this point should turn themselves in without delay,” the materials said. “If you don’t, you will eventually be caught. This will not only cause massive hardship for you and your family but will also harm economic development and quality of life of your entire county, city, and province.”*Translated by S & JPlease direct any comments or questions about this article to [email protected] in Korean North Korea hikes “party contributions” Russia-based workers must pay by 30-55%center_img News AvatarMun Dong HuiMun Dong Hui is one of Daily NK’s full-time journalists. Please direct any questions about his articles to [email protected] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR SHARE News last_img read more

ESMA rules aim to ensure integrity of EU financial benchmarks

first_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related news Final bell tolls for LIBOR Keywords Financial benchmarksCompanies European Securities and Markets Authority James Langton CSA adopts benchmark oversight regimecenter_img U.S. LIBOR may live a little longer The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) on Thursday published final rules that implement a new regulatory framework aimed at ensuring the accuracy and integrity of financial benchmarks, such as LIBOR. The rules set out standards for both benchmark administrators and contributors, which aim to ensure that financial benchmarks are “produced in a transparent and reliable manner,” ESMA says in a statement. The new regime, which represents an effort to tighten the rules following the LIBOR market manipulation scandal, includes the requirement for a new oversight function, new rules regarding input data and calculation methodologies, and measures designed to manage conflicts of interest. “The benchmarks regulation will ensure the accuracy, robustness and integrity of benchmarks and the benchmark setting process by clarifying the behaviours and standards expected of administrators and contributors,” says Steven Maijoor, ESMA chairman. “These requirements will ensure that benchmarks are produced in a transparent and reliable manner and so contribute to well-functioning and stable markets, and investor protection,” Maijoor adds. “The draft standards published today establish a common regulatory framework under which benchmarks are provided, produced and used, which will help to restore trust both in benchmarks and financial markets.” Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Registration for Winter recreation activities in Vancouver now open

first_imgRegistration for Winter recreation activities in Vancouver now openPosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Wednesday, December 11, 2019in: Peopleshare 0 The winter activity guide boasts a wide range of recreation opportunities for children and adults including swim lessons, rock climbing, dance classes, taekwondo and potteryVANCOUVER — Whether your New Year’s resolutions involve getting active, learning a new skill or connecting with your neighbors, the Vancouver Parks and Recreation winter activity guide is here to help. Registration is now open for community classes, youth camps, sports leagues and enrichment activities that run from January through April.Three adults are shown here at a Vancouver Parks and Recreation karate class. Photo courtesy of city of VancouverThree adults are shown here at a Vancouver Parks and Recreation karate class. Photo courtesy of city of VancouverThe activity guide is available to view online at Printed activity guides are free and may be picked up at Firstenburg Community Center (700 N.E. 136th Ave.), Marshall Community Center (1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd.), Vancouver City Hall (415 W. Sixth St.) and the Water Resources Education Center (4600 S.E. Columbia Way).The winter activity guide boasts a wide range of recreation opportunities for children and adults including swim lessons, rock climbing, dance classes, taekwondo and pottery. Youth and adult sports leagues are open for baseball, softball, soccer, volleyball, flag football and basketball. Adults may choose to register a full team or sign up as a “free agent” to join a newly formed team.Parents and caregivers can start planning early for spring break by registering for day camps for ages 6 to 14 at both Firstenburg and Marshall community centers.Seniors can use the winter activity guide to register for fun social activities, exciting hikes and group trips across the Pacific Northwest through Vancouver Parks and Recreation’s 50 and Better program. The Access to Recreation program features winter activities for adults with disabilities, including fitness and enrichment classes and weekly social events.Recreation scholarships are available to qualifying families who live in Clark County. Scholarship funds may be used to register youth ages 18 and younger for classes, camps or leagues. They are also available to adults with disabilities who enroll in Access to Recreation classes. Learn more about scholarship guidelines at or by calling Firstenburg Community Center (360-487-7001) or Marshall Community Center (360-487-7100). Information provided by city of Vancouver.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyLatestshare 0 Previous : Christmas across the county: Ridgefield Next : Christmas across the county: La CenterAdvertisementThis is placeholder text Subscribe Connect with LoginI allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgreeNotify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments I allow to use my email address and send notification about new comments and replies (you can unsubscribe at any time). 0 Comments Inline FeedbacksView all comments Name*Email*Website guestLabelcenter_img Name*Email*Website I allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgree guestLabellast_img read more

Funding avenues to be explored for troublesome trees

first_img Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Homepage BannerNews Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Facebook Donegal County Council is being urged to explore funding avenues to address overgrown trees in housing estates. Residents in a number of areas in Letterkenny are said to be worried about dangerous overhanging trees and if they will withstand another storm.In its response, the Council says that it cuts hedges and trees on land that is under its ownership and responsibility.But Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh says there are ways around this, and says LEADER funding options can be assessed with a view towards establishing a programme for the necessary works to be carried out:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford Twittercenter_img Google+ Twitter Previous articleThe Score – 17/09/20Next articleGovernment urged to release funding for Finn Harps stadium News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – September 18, 2020 Funding avenues to be explored for troublesome treeslast_img read more

SA Rugby confirms cancellations

first_imgSA Rugby confirms cancellations 熱門話題到了40幾歲才發現被膠原蛋白騙了!其實肌膚是需要「這個」…3個月就激變!熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndo The Lions and Rebels in a huddle  465  48 Published on April 21, 2020 ‘ Post by SA Rugby magazine 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|SponsoredSponsoredUndoGoGoPeakTop 10 Most Beautiful Cities In The WorldGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndoGeeks Reviews價格僅為HK$771 的便携自拍無人機正席捲香港Geeks Reviews|SponsoredSponsoredUndoShop Bras Online | Search AdsTake a Look at These Bra and Panty SetsShop Bras Online | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Watch: I wanted to rip Jean’s head off – Jaque FourieSA Rugby MagUndo Posted in News, Super Rugby, Top headlines, Tournaments center_img GoGoPeak2019 Top 10 Most Beautiful Airline Flight AttendantsGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ ‘ 熱門話題Advertisement 就算已經40幾歲也能成功…懶人也能達成的瘦身法熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAaron Smith names South African as greatest World Cup scrumhalfSA Rugby MagUndoJapan-based Kiwi player: I hope to never experience this againSA Rugby MagUndoAlphaCuteOprah Winfrey Is Nearing 70 & This Is The House She Lives In TodayAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘ SA Rugby has confirmed the cancellation of a number of events and continued contingency planning for others in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.Following extensive consultation between members of the local rugby industry, it was announced on Tuesday that several age-group competitions would be called off.Yet, these tournaments are still part of the planning for 2020:Local franchise and union competition planned for June to August as alternative to Vodacom Super Rugby and PRO14Currie Cup Premier and First DivisionsProvincial U21 CompetitionSuperSport Rugby ChallengeWomen’s Inter-Provincial competitionInternational matches involving the Springbok Men’s & Women’s teamsWorld Rugby Sevens Series involving the BlitzboksFurthermore, the participation of the SA Rugby Sevens Academy and Springbok Women’s Sevens teams will be evaluated as international borders reopen and new dates are received for the World Series Qualifiers for 2020.JEAN DE VILLIERS COLUMN: Silver lining of Covid-19 crisisThe following tournaments and competitions have been cancelled for 2020:All SA Rugby Youth WeeksSA Rugby Provincial U13 and U17 SevensSA Schools U18 CompetitionSA Rugby Provincial U19 WeekSA Rugby Provincial U20 CompetitionSA Rugby Provincial Sevens CompetitionAll club and community rugby is still postponed until further notice and SA Rugby reiterated its plea to all clubs, teams, players and coaches to adhere to the lockdown rules.AGUSTIN PICHOT: Global season a no-brainer ‘ BabbelLearning a new language this year? – This app gets you speaking in just 3 weeksBabbel|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘last_img read more

Vermeulen: Bulls just getting started

first_imgVermeulen: Bulls just getting started Post by SA Rugby magazine  970  20 ‘ sinoticia.com埃及艷後:她睡了全歐洲最強的男人,只為征服世界?|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Posted in Bulls, News, Top headlines Tagged Bulls, duane vermeulen, Jake White, NEWS, super rugby unlocked Published on November 20, 2020 ‘ Five one-cap Boks that could still represent South AfricaSA Rugby Magazine takes a look at five players who have only represented South Africa once but might do so again in the future.SA Rugby MagUndoCNAHow is life for Cambodian boy linguist after viral fame?CNA|SponsoredSponsoredUndoLoans | Search AdsLooking for loan in Hong Kong? Find options hereLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo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|SponsoredSponsoredUndoBuzzAura16 Cancer Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every DayBuzzAura|SponsoredSponsoredUndoLife Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndo MoneyMorningPaperThe 10 Richest Families Of The World. Especially No. 6 Is A Complete Surprise.MoneyMorningPaper|SponsoredSponsoredUndocenter_img Vodacom Bulls captain Duane Vermeulen has heaped praise on coach Jake White for assembling a potentially dominant squad at Loftus.The Bulls are on the verge of winning the maiden Vodacom Super Rugby Unlocked title and their first piece of silverware since 2010.READ: What’s in our latest issue?Speaking at their team announcement press briefing on Thursday, Vermeulen said it’s special to see the Bulls back at the top of the pecking order in South African rugby, especially after the union’s decade long drought in terms of silverware.‘For us, we plan as much and as best as we can,’ Vermeulen explained. ‘The most important thing for us is to play good rugby and to win.‘This will probably be the first and last Super Rugby Unlocked, so it’s something new and something different. There’ll be a trophy and that will be nice and positive because I think the last time the Bulls won anything was 10 years ago.’The captain, though, added that this current success could be the stepping stone to far greater things for the Bulls under the tutelage of White.‘We look ahead, it [success] is about putting the right squad together and I think so far Jake’s got the right group together. From there, it’s just about getting the fundamentals right.‘After this weekend, we can close this chapter, but there are many more chapters to go, our book’s not finished yet. There’s still a lot of work to be done and a lot to look forward to. So it is nice to win, but next week we go straight into a new competition. There isn’t really time to celebrate, you’ve just got to put it behind you and move onto the next one.’Photo: Gavin Barker/BackpagePix From the magazine: Jano Vermaak names his Perfect XVSA Rugby MagUndo Bulls celebrate Duane Vermeulen’s try against the Lions ‘ GoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndoWorld Cup-winning Bok quartet in Eddie Jones’ all-time XVSA Rugby MagUndoWatch: Kolbe makes Test players look amateur – Ugo MonyeSA Rugby MagUndoAlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|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 ‘ ‘last_img read more