‘UNITED IRELAND WOULD BE MASSIVE ECONOMIC BOOST TO DONEGAL’

first_imgDONEGAL would reap huge economic benefits from a United Ireland, American experts said today.The economic research, launched in New York, says economic unification could possibly deliver a more sizeable boost in economic output and incomes in the North, with a predicted 4-7.5 per cent long-term improvement in GDP.The study, which involved a number of researchers led by Dr Kurt Hübner, director of the Institute for European Studies at the University of British Columbia, also highlighted that the Republic would see a more modest boost of between 0.7 to 1.2 per cent in GDP per capita. Sinn Féin Derry MLA Raymond McCartney  has welcomed the results of an independent study which shows that Irish Unity would be economically beneficial for both jurisdictions on the island.Raymond McCartney said: “The report, “Modeling Irish unification” produced by KLC – Consulting for Tomorrow, presents three unification scenarios, each with increasingly positive economic benefits for both North and South.“In every case, the authors concluded that political and economic unification would likely result in a boost in economic outcomes and incomes North and South.“The most aggressive unification scenario estimates a boost in all island GDP of €35.6 billion Euro over eight years. “In my view, this Report is an important contribution to the debate on Irish Unity and is in line with the view held by Sinn Féin that a united Ireland economy would deliver economic growth and prosperity across this Island.“While opponents often claim that we cannot afford to be united, the simple reality is that we can not afford partition. The human price of partition is too high to pay.“A united Ireland is achievable, affordable and deliverable. We would all be better off economically, socially and politically in a United Ireland.” ‘UNITED IRELAND WOULD BE MASSIVE ECONOMIC BOOST TO DONEGAL’ was last modified: November 19th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Bush campaigns on Iraq

first_imgWASHINGTON – President George W. Bush, in full campaign mode, warned Democratic critics of his Iraq policy on Tuesday to watch what they say or risk giving “comfort to our adversaries” and suffering at the ballot box in November. Democrats said Bush should take his own advice. There are 10 months before congressional elections in which polls indicate the president’s Republican Party could lose its dominance of Capitol Hill. But Bush is wasting no time engaging the battle. In his first speech of 2006 on the road, last week in Chicago, he aggressively challenged Democrats on the economy. Tuesday’s equally sharp message represented an attempt by the president to neutralize Democrats’ ability to use Iraq – where violence is surging in the wake of December parliamentary elections and messy negotiations to form a new coalition government – as an election-year cudgel against Republicans. Bush acknowledged deep differences over Iraq among casualty-weary Americans, just 39 percent of whom approve of his handling of the war, according to a recent AP-Ipsos survey. Without specifically mentioning Democrats, the president urged campaigning politicians to “conduct this debate responsibly.” Democrats said Bush has no business trying to define what sort of talk is acceptable. “Patriotic Americans will continue to ask the tough questions because our brave men and women in Iraq, their families and the American people deserve to know that their leaders are being held accountable,” said Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. “President Bush should join us in this open debate and dialogue to ensure that 2006 is a year of significant transition in Iraq so more of our brave troops can come home to their families.” Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Pasadena, who met with Bush recently at the White House, praised the president’s recent efforts to gather differing viewpoints and welcomed the call for a more civil dialogue. But Schiff said the process must begin at the White House, which he said “brought the debate down a significant notch” when it attacked Murtha, a respected veteran and longtime hawk. “Some of the worst culprits in worsening the dialogue on Iraq have come from the White House,” said Schiff, who attended Bush’s speech. “It’s got to be a two-way street.” It was the latest in a series of speeches by Bush aimed at giving Americans more detail and more candor. He predicted more sacrifice and more progress in 2006 in Iraq. The still-unannounced results of Iraq’s Dec. 15 elections are expected to show the religious Shiite United Iraqi Alliance with a strong lead. The Shiites will, however, need to form a coalition government with support from Kurdish and Sunni Arab political groups. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita He said he welcomed “honest critics” who question the way the war is being conducted and the “loyal opposition” that points out what is wrong with his administration’s approach. But he termed irresponsible the “partisan critics who claim that we acted in Iraq because of oil or because of Israel or because we misled the American people,” as well as “defeatists who refuse to see that anything is right. With that description, Bush lumped the many Democrats who have accused him of twisting prewar intelligence with the few people, mostly outside the mainstream, who have raised the issues of oil and Israel. Bush argued that irresponsible discussion harms the morale of troops overseas, emboldens the insurgents they are fighting and sets a bad example for Iraqis trying to establish a democratic government. “In a free society, there’s only one check on political speech and that’s the judgment of the American people,” the president said to sustained applause from a friendly audience, a gathering of Veterans of Foreign Wars. “So I ask all Americans to hold their elected leaders to account and demand a debate that brings credit to our democracy, not comfort to our adversaries.” White House press secretary Scott McClellan would not say who Bush believes has been irresponsible. In the past, the White House has singled out, among others, Rep. John Murtha, the Pennsylvania Democrat who became a leading advocate for a quick troop pullout, and Democratic Party chief Howard Dean, who said last month that “the idea that we’re going to win this war … is just plain wrong.” last_img read more

PREGNANT MUM FORCED TO SHOPLIFT FOR CHILDREN’S CLOTHES FOR CHRISTMAS

first_imgA young Kilmacrennan woman only stole some children’s clothing after being forced to give up her job because she fell ill while pregnant, a court was told.Letterkenny Court.Aine Boyle, 24, appeared before Letterkenny District Court today charge with theft from Tesco Supermarket on November 12th, 2014. Solicitor Kieran Dillon told the court that Ms Boyle had become pregnant in July but had been forced to give up her employment because she was not feeling well.As a result she became short of means in the run-up to Christmas.He said that on the occasion Ms Boyle, of Ard na Glaise, Kilmacrennan, paid for groceries but stole Children’s clothing for her two other children aged 4 and 5 to the value of €71.Judge Paul Kelly asked for a probation report and put the case back until February 7th.PREGNANT MUM FORCED TO SHOPLIFT FOR CHILDREN’S CLOTHES FOR CHRISTMAS was last modified: January 29th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:AIne Boylecourtdonegaltheftlast_img read more

GAA: BRISBANE SHAMROCKS WIN OPENING LEAGUE GAME

first_imgUnder clear blue skies in Gaelic Park Brisbane, Shamrocks GFC claimed an impressive victory in their first game of the league.From throw in the boys in green made their presence known – with a goal from Creeslough native Danny Sheridan in the fourth minute of play. Another three points followed from Sheridan, Robert Mc Elhone and Sam Lewis Eastwood before South’s got on the scoreboard. Richard Knox and Sean Loughran were a faultless combination on the Shamrocks full back line with the South’s GFC scoring only 3 points by half time.Shamrocks captain Kyle Coady set the tone for the second half as a swiftly passed ball from team mate Kieran Coey landed in the back of the net. Another goal from Brisbane native Matt Dark sealed the fate of their opponents.Although South’s came back into the game with two successive goals it was all too little too late with only five minutes of play remaining.Final Score, Shamrocks GFC 5-13 South’s GFC 2-03 Chris Mallon (0-01), Richard Knox , Sean Loughran, David O Connell, Mark Larkin, Ciaran Coey, Kyle Coady (C) (1-04), Robert Mc Elhone (0-02), Matt Dark(1-00), Jason O Connell (0-01), Sam Eastwood (0-01), Danny Sheridan (1-03), Eoghan Gallagher (2-00) Subs: Adrian Pepper, Matt Walsh(0-01), Laurie Bere.   GAA: BRISBANE SHAMROCKS WIN OPENING LEAGUE GAME was last modified: May 21st, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Brisbane Shamrockslast_img read more

OLLIE’S WINNING MATCHES – HARPS EASE PAST AVONDALE TO BOOK SEMI-FINAL SPOT

first_imgKevin McHugh scored a stunning a hat-trick to send Harps through to the last four of the FAI Cup.Finn Harps have booked their place in the FAI cup semi-final for the first time in fifteen years following a comprehensive victory over non-league side Avondale.Kevin McHugh rolled back the years with a sensational performance which ultimately sealed Harps progression into the semi-finals.The Killea man scored a clinical hat-trick, while Damien McNulty also got on the score sheet in what was a comfortable rout. Avondale scored a consolation goal through Ray Long late on, but in truth the gulf in class between the sides was laid bare in a ruthless performance by Harps.Harps will face either St.Pat’s, Shamrock Rovers or bitter rivals Derry City in the semi-final.Harps are now just one game away from the Aviva, and two games from European football!!Costa del Finn Park. OLLIE’S WINNING MATCHES – HARPS EASE PAST AVONDALE TO BOOK SEMI-FINAL SPOT was last modified: September 17th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:fai cupfinn harpsnewsSportlast_img read more

La Salle puts it all on lines

first_img La Canada coach Rich Wheeler, who saw his team suffer its first loss after four victories, was impressed with La Salle. “Their lines beat our lines today,’ he said. “La Salle was very well prepared and they were very excited. They were the better team today.’ AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 La Salle improved to 4-2 with the victory. Just as two heavyweights often enter the first round feeling each other out, the first quarter was much of the same as La Canada took a 6-3 lead after the opening 12 minutes. But the second quarter took on a different tone when both Lancers lines seized control. The La Salle offense scored four touchdowns in the second quarter as the Lancers took a 31-12 halftime lead. Lancers coach Ealar Gallagher was asked who his standout player was. PASADENA — In a game played in 90-degree heat, La Salle High School scored a 37-20 nonleague victory over La Canada High on Friday afternoon. Ultimately, La Salle proved to be the more physical team on both sides of the ball. center_img “Our offensive and defensive fronts,’ he said. To show just how well La Salle’s defensive front played Friday, La Canada ran only four offensive plays in the third quarter. “Our coaches worked hard this week and we did a good job containing No. 2 (LaVelle Peterson),’ Gallagher said. “Dexter Bryant, Edwin Scott and George Colton were great today.’ The final stats backed up Gallagher. Colton completed 12 of 18 pass attempts for 226 yards and two touchdowns. Edwin Scott had four pass receptions for 84 yards, including a 60-yard touchdown pass. The versatile Bryant had 23 carries for 165 yards rushing and one TD. He also caught five passes for 79 yards, including a 21-yard TD reception. La Salle place-kicker Chris Clarizio had a big afternoon, making good on field-goal attempts of 40, 35 and 40 yards. He also kicked four extra points. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Elections 2019: Nicholas Crossan retains seat in south Inishowen

first_imgNicholas Crossan has secured his seat in the new Buncrana Electoral Area (South Inishowen) in the 2019 Local Elections.The Independent Cllr was voted in on the eighth count with 1,527 votes.The Independent Cllr was voted in on the eighth count with 1,527 votes. Nicholas Crossan (IND) retains his seat and is the fourth councillor elected for south Inishowen. #LE19Donegal #Inishowen pic.twitter.com/Dk0w4IXX68— Shaun Keenan (@Skeenan14) May 26, 2019Elsewhere, Frankie Lavelle (597 votes) has been eliminated from the contest, with Terry Crossan (SF) looking good for the final seat.Mickey Doherty, barring a miracle, looks set to lose his seat. He currently has 739 votes.Elections 2019: Nicholas Crossan retains seat in south Inishowen was last modified: May 26th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Entry for all castes in Odisha temple likely soon

first_imgIf everything goes well, people irrespective of their castes could have darshan of deities from a close distance inside the 300-year-old Jagannath Temple at Keredagada in Odisha’s Kendrapara district in the near future.The sanctum of sanatorium of the temple has been out of bound for all devotees for the past 12 years after Dalits demanded entry into the main temple in 2006. Prior to that, members of the Dalit community were not being allowed entry into the temple premises. They were paying obeisance through the nine holes created on the temple wall, while the upper caste people had access to the main temple.Nationwide debateThe issue of Dalit entry into the temple had made two communities confront each other in 2006. An organisation advocating Dalit rights had moved the Orissa High Court which had ordered that every Hindu had got equal rights to pay obeisance in the temple. The controversy had then triggered a nationwide debate.To find an amicable solution to crisis, the district administration had mediated between the upper castes and the lower castes. It was then decided that nobody would go closer to the idol of Lord Jagannath and all devotees could have darshan from a distance. Accordingly, the administration had created a barrier up to which all devotees could go.Now efforts have been initiated to throw the temple open to all castes.last_img read more

Exoskeleton boot reduces cost of walking by 7%

first_imgEver wish that early morning walk to work could be just a little bit easier? Scientists are working on it, but it’s hard to improve on the body’s natural gait—humans are already fine-tuned walking machines. Researchers have struggled to improve the efficiency of walking using external devices, achieving small performance boosts with assistive hardware powered by batteries. Now, scientists have developed a simple, bootlike exoskeleton that can boost a walker’s efficiency without any external power source. The gadget consists of a spring that runs up the back of the calf to a clutch, which releases when the foot lifts off the ground. The spring takes some of the work away from the calf muscles, and the clutch allows the leg to move freely when in the air. The researchers tested the boot with the setup shown in the video above, measuring subjects’ respiration while walking on a treadmill. The contraption reduced the cost of walking by 7%, compared with walking without assistance, according to an article published online today in Nature. The device is lighter than powered devices, weighing about half a kilogram (1.1 pounds), and the performance boost is comparable. You’d be lucky to walk a mile in these shoes.(Video credit: Bruce Wiggin and Steve Collins)Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more

Ex-Congress MP’s son found dead

first_imgThe body of a former Congress MP’s son was found outside a mall in Rajasthan’s Alwar district on Tuesday, police said. Mahendra Kumar Yadav, the 60-year-old son of former Lok Sabha MP Ghasi Ram Yadav, was found lying dead with head injuries below a bench outside the Cross Point Mall in Alwar, officers said. A few local residents had seen him in a drunken state loitering in the area on Monday night, they said. The following morning, he was found dead, presumably after falling from the bench, sources said.Yadav’s body was taken to a hospital where a post-mortem was conducted, following which his body was handed over to his family, ASI Prem Singh said.last_img read more