IFS dismisses Budget ‘bonanza’, accusing Hammond of gambling the public finances

first_img IFS dismisses Budget ‘bonanza’, accusing Hammond of gambling the public finances Tuesday 30 October 2018 3:31 pm If that happened Hammond would be unlikely to start austerity up again or push sizeable tax increases through parliament, Johnson claimed, and would most likely allow borrowing to “take the strain”.Day-to-day public spending on the NHS is planned to rise by eight per cent between now and 2023-24.But spending for departments outside of health and defence will remain largely flat, the IFS said.The body’s analysis found that total spending would rise in real terms but fall slightly as a fraction of national income.“This is no bonanza – many public services are going to feel squeezed for some time to come,” Johnson said.“Cuts are not about to be reversed.” Share The IFS said Hammond had chosen to spend his fiscal windfall rather than save it, increasing NHS spending by around £20bn until 2023-24.The think tank’s director, Paul Johnson, said the government could have eliminated its deficit by 2023-24 but chose to spend instead, echoing the comments of the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR).It warned that Hammond had not taken into account the possibility that public finances could deteriorate if Britain leaves the EU with no deal or a worse than expected deal.“When push comes to shove it’s not tax rises and it’s not the NHS that Hammond is willing to gamble on, its the public finances,” IFS director Paul Johnson said.“Yesterday’s Budget was a bit of a gamble. Suppose the public finance forecasts deteriorate significantly next year. They might – there’s perhaps a one in three chance of that.” More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA 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.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comcenter_img whatsapp Chancellor Philip Hammond gambled the public finances in yesterday’s Budget, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) said today, claiming public services will still feel the squeeze despite Philip Hammond’s end of austerity claims. whatsapp Callum Keown Tags: People Philip Hammondlast_img read more

Ex-Interpol chief who vanished in China charged with corruption

first_img James Booth whatsapp China confirmed it had arrested him in October and Interpol said he had resigned from his role.Read more: Ex-Interpol chief expelled from China’s political advisory bodyChina said today it will prosecute Meng after an investigation found he “wantonly and lavishly spent state funds to satisfy his family’s luxurious lifestyle”.The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection said Meng had “refused to enact decisions of the party centre” and used his power to enrich himself.It alleges he used his position to help his wife get a job and took “huge amount of possessions” from others in exchange for help with promotions and job moves. whatsapp Former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei who disappeared in September is being prosecuted by the Chinese government, China’s anti-corruption watchdog said today.Meng was reported missing by his wife in September after travelling to China from Interpol’s base in France. Ex-Interpol chief who vanished in China charged with corruption Wednesday 27 March 2019 12:14 pm Read more: Missing Interpol head resigns as China investigates possible law breachesMeng has been expelled from the party and his case been handed to legal authorities for prosecution, the statement said.Meng, who was also a deputy Chinese public security minister, became president of Interpol in late 2016.Under President Xi Jinping, China has carried out a wide-ranging crackdown on corruption. More From Our Partners 980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.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.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likebonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OraclePost FunA Coast Guard Spotted Movement On A Remote Island, Then Looked CloserPost FunZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryHealthyGem20 Hair Shapes That Make A Man Over 60 Look 40HealthyGemElvenarIf You Are Above 30, this Fantasy Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Elvenar Share Tags: Trading Archivelast_img read more

Race begins for IMF top job as Christine Lagarde submits resignation

first_img whatsapp Tuesday 16 July 2019 4:28 pm Harry Robertson by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likebonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OracleUnderstand Solar$0 Down Solar in Scottsdale. How Much Can You Save? Try Our Free Solar Calculator Now.Understand SolarZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldPsoriatic Arthritis | Search AdsWhat Is Psoriatic Arthritis? See Signs (Some Symptoms May Surprise)Psoriatic Arthritis | Search AdsDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthBest Selling Grills | Search AdsTraeger Blaze & American Grills On SaleBest Selling Grills | Search Ads whatsapp Lagarde has been chosen to be the next head of the European Central Bank (ECB), and will take over from Mario Draghi who has spent eight years at the helm. Read more: IMF chief Christine Lagarde among surprise picks for top EU jobs After submitting her resignation, the former French finance minister said she had “made this decision in the best interest of the Fund”. She said it will speed up the selection process for finding her successor. “The executive board will now be taking the necessary steps to move forward with the process for selecting a new managing director,” Lagarde said in her statement. Race begins for IMF top job as Christine Lagarde submits resignation Among those touted for the top job is outgoing Bank of England governor Mark Carney, who will leave his post in January. By tradition the Fund is headed by a European, while its sister institution the World Bank is run by an American. Carney would qualify under these rules as he has Irish and British citizenship, despite being the first Canadian to be governor of the BoE. David Lipton, a former US presidential adviser and managing director at Citi, will continue as acting managing director of the Fund, a powerful global financial institution that acts as a lender of last resort to countries in need.   Share Read more: Mark Carney too busy to think about IMF role Last week Carney refused to be drawn on whether he wanted the job. “There’ll come a time when that process launches and that’s probably the right time to answer that question,” he said. Christine Lagarde will leave her post as managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on 12 September after she today formally submitted her resignation. International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde holds a pins in solidarity whith a Swiss nation-wide women’s strike for wage parity during her speech at the ILO International Labour Conference on June 14, 2019 in Geneva. (Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP) (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images) last_img read more

Jamie Foxx Skipped Out on Avengers: Age of Ultron to Stop…

first_imgCelebrityEntertainment IndustryFilmJamie Foxx Skipped Out on Avengers: Age of Ultron to Stop by the Premiere of Brotherly LoveThe small movie, which packed a lot of twists, was followed by a boozy fete thrown by DiddyBy Kari Mozena – April 14, 20151039ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItThere were two premieres last night: the ginormous Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, which tied up Hollywood Boulevard again (the last prem around Hollywood and Highland was Furious 7), and then there was the somewhat smaller but as big in heart Brotherly Love at the Pacific Design Center. Jamie Foxx threw over pal Robert Downey Jr. and Marvel for the smaller affair and was joined by Tyrese Gibson, Meagan Good, Christina Milian, and Andy Garcia, among others. The film’s young cast all turned out, as did the film’s first-time writer/director Jamal Hill. The production company is Queen Latifah and Shakim Compere’s Flavor Unit Entertainment.Sean “Diddy” Combs popped onstage to say a few words (his son, Quincy Brown, is one of the movie’s leads). “The only problem I had with the movie is the lead character,” he joked. “I thought I would have been a great fit.” There will definitely be some breakout stars in this film—Brown shows promise, Cory Hardrict was electrifying, and the audience couldn’t help but root for both Eric D. Hill and KeKe Palmer.Palmer—who we’ve watched onscreen since she was nine (“I’m going to teeeell my Auntie!”)—said a few words before the lights went down. “Brotherly Love was definitely a movie of the heart…I remember I wrote a long letter, I said ‘I’ve got to be a part of this—what can I do?’ A month later I’m in the film. It’s magic,” Palmer gushed. Macy Gray also shows some of her acting chops in this film—she’s heartbreaking.After the shocking ending (I won’t spoil a thing, but check it out), everyone hit the escalators in the Blue Whale for a party that Diddy threw on the third floor. The booze was flowing, the bass was pumping, and the bite-sized chicken and waffles were a fine idea. Brotherly Love opens April 24. TAGSAndy GarciaBrotherly LoveJamie FoxxKeKe PalmerQueen LatifahSean “Diddy” CombsTyrese GibsonPrevious articleThe Coolest Summer Shades from Illesteva’s West Coast ShopNext articleAll in Favor of Raising the Minimum Wage, Start MarchingKari Mozena RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORUzo Aduba on Her Go-To Karaoke Song and Hiring Taylor Swift as Her Hype WomanLilly Wachowski, Demi Lovato, and Queen Latifah Shine at the GLAAD Media AwardsCarol Burnett Longs for Cleverness Backstage at the SAG Awardslast_img read more

New medical schools aim to fix America’s broken health care system

first_imgHealthNew medical schools aim to fix America’s broken health care system At the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, which is on track to launch its med school in the fall of 2017, student training will involve getting out of the hospital to work at a hospice, a home for developmentally delayed patients, or some other community organization. Plus, students will spend a year at an outpatient clinic where they can follow the same individuals over time, rather than jumping among different specialized clinics each month, as is often the case.“The students will actually get to know their own patients,” said founding dean Dr. Barbara Atkinson. “They’ll be able to see how you actually treat diabetes over time, not just how you deal with someone hospitalized for a few days, and they’ll be able to follow an entire pregnancy over nine months.”Meanwhile, at Kaiser Permanente’s new medical school — slated to launch in 2019 in Pasadena, Calif. — organizers are designing a curriculum that emphasizes how doctors can spur behavioral change in their patients and collaborate with neighborhood organizations to shape the health of community.“There’s no reason to wait until residency for students to learn how to be part of a team,” said Dr. Edward Ellison, executive medical director of Southern California Permanente Medical Group. [email protected] AUSTIN — New medical schools are launching across the country to address a projected physician shortage. They’re promising innovative curriculums that let aspiring doctors spend time doing research, working in community health settings, and following the same patients for months.But they face big obstacles, starting with the challenge of recruiting students and faculty when they’re not yet accredited — and won’t be, even in the best-case scenario, for several years.An equally big challenge: raising the tens of millions it takes to build and then run a top-tier medical school.advertisement Could Austin — the ‘Silicon Hills’ of Texas — become the next biotech hub? Sarah C.P. Williams By Sarah C.P. Williams May 9, 2016 Reprints Dr. Clay Johnston, dean of the Dell Medical School at UT Austin Related: A rendering of the research building at Dell Medical School at UT Austin. Dell Medical School at UT Austin It will, however, take more than an innovative curriculum for these new med schools to compete among the 140-plus other MD-granting institutions in the United States.Massive fundraising campaigns and acceptance from the local community are needed. And administrators must convince faculty and students to take a chance by enrolling in a school without a proven track record.Austin, despite being home to more than 50,000 students at its flagship UT campus alone, had long been one of the largest cities in the country without a medical school — so it wasn’t difficult to argue the benefits of one to the UT administration, which is ponying up $25 million in annual funding, plus another $40 million over eight years for faculty recruiting.Getting the money needed from taxpayers was a harder sell.In 2012, county voters passed a local proposal to fund the school by raising property taxes, but only after political action committees on both sides spent months lobbying the public.A panoramic view of the construction of the new Dell Medical School at UT Austin. Dell Medical School at UT AustinThat tax increase is now helping funnel $35 million a year to the Dell Medical School, and, in turn, UT trainees will provide health services to underserved patients. Federal matching funds are bringing in yet more revenue.But some of that money is only guaranteed for five years. And the $50 million, 10-year pledge the school received from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation will run out soon after that. According to Johnston, the medical school is looking to secure other, more long-term sources of funding.The financial urgency is even more pronounced at UNLV. Last year, Nevada legislators approved $27 million in startup funds — but that’s just a drop in the bucket of the full amount the university needs to get up and running, let alone operate year to year.“We’re working hard to cultivate donors,” said Atkinson. “But we have a lot more to raise.“The first development target: finding someone to bankroll a new building. When it opens its doors next year, the UNLV School of Medicine will use a renovated space associated with the university’s dental school until a new facility has been built.Then there’s the challenge of getting accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, which oversees medical schools nationally.UT received its preliminary accreditation last June, but the road to full recognition — a necessary step for students to walk away with MDs after their names — is years long, and can’t happen until the inaugural class of students is in its fourth year. Until then, those aspiring doctors-to-be must trust that the accreditation will pull through. About the Author Reprintscenter_img And yet, over the next few years, a crop of medical schools will open on campuses at Washington State University, City University of New York, Seton Hall University, and elsewhere — all in an effort to create a new breed of American doctor.“What we’re doing is certainly a little bit risky,” said Dr. Clay Johnston, inaugural dean of the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School, which will welcome its first class of 50 medical students here this summer.advertisement Tags doctorsmedical school Related: Related: Looming question for medical students: Will they be shut out of advanced training? Of course, it’s not just a handful of new schools that are designing new approaches to doctor training. Harvard Medical School, for example, revamped its curriculum last year to emphasize critical thinking and give students clinical experience earlier in their education.“But the new schools do provide a unique opportunity to be a laboratory when they start from scratch,” said Dr. George Thibault, president of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, which supports projects to improve the education of health professionals. Harvard has one of the best medical schools. Why does it ignore family medicine? Similarly, faculty members need to take a leap of faith. “It takes a certain kind of person who really wants to build something,” said Atkinson of the recruitment process at UNLV.And that something will not be immediately competitive with the likes of Johns Hopkins or Stanford —especially when it comes to research activity, which makes up a large part of most influential rankings of top medical schools in the country.At UT, Johnston said that federal grant money and publication histories are not part of the criteria he’s using to choose faculty and staff. Instead, the focus will remain on health care delivery and new educational models — and he hopes to find a team that subscribes to the same vision.“We’re very fortunate to be starting from scratch when we are,” said Johnston. “It would be virtually impossible to do what we’re doing at a school that’s already set in its ways.”Correction: An earlier version of this story misrepresented aspects of the funding and curriculum for the Dell Medical School at UT Austin. “Academic medical centers are just reinforcing this broken health care system.” UT, for example, is building a nine-month research and innovation block into its four-year program, and working with local health authorities to design a reimbursement system that rewards preventive care and long-term value. Dell Medical School is the first MD-training institution in nearly half a century to be built from the ground up at a top-tier US research university.“Academic medical centers are just reinforcing this broken health care system that pays too little attention to keeping people well,” Johnston said. “We want to produce not just great physicians, but great physicians plus.”last_img read more

For IVF embryos, lab chemicals can have lasting effects

first_img @meggophone Please enter a valid email address. New screening tool for IVF embryos leads to birth of healthy children [email protected] The randomized, controlled trial divided up 836 couples undergoing an initial IVF treatment to have their embryos developed in one of two cultures, known as HTF and G5. Couples who had their embryos cultured in G5 had a higher pregnancy rate, slightly higher rate of live births, and more utilizable embryos than those who had embryos cultured in HTF. But babies born after fertilization in HTF did weigh about one-third of a pound more, on average, than babies born after fertilization in G5. The findings were published Tuesday in Human Reproduction. NewslettersSign up for The Readout Your daily guide to what’s happening in biotech. Related: BSIP/UIG/Getty Images The different types of goop that embryos are grown in during in vitro fertilization could play a part in how well the process works — and how babies conceived through IVF fare after birth, too.A new study — the first to randomly assign embryos to culture media — finds that the substrate used could affect the number of viable embryos created, pregnancy rates, and birth weight. There are around 20 different substrates used in clinics around the world. Fertility experts now say they want companies who make those compounds to clearly label the ingredients so scientists can parse out the differences.During IVF, eggs and sperm are put together in a Petri dish filled with a culture media, which creates an environment to help embryos grow. Around three to five days later, one or more of those fertilized eggs are put into a woman’s uterus.advertisement Leave this field empty if you’re human: Hans Evers, editor in chief of the journal that published the paper, said that the finding suggests that IVF culture media need to be more clearly labeled in order for embryologists to make an informed decision about which culture to use.“For me, as a doctor, it is a great concern that companies marketing culture media do not have to disclose the exact composition of their media,” he said in an interview. “This is in stark contrast to new medicines.”Currently, the labels have general descriptors, which Evers compares to a nutrition label not having any actual nutritional information.“Not knowing the exact composition of their IVF culture media is no longer an option for clinical embryologists,” Evers wrote in an editorial that accompanied the paper. But without research into the nitty gritty of those ingredients, embryologists won’t be equipped to fully understand what the exact composition of a media actually means for embryos, Ball pointed out.“The problem is, how are we going to know what’s best just based on the composition of media?” Ball said. “It’s going to be a huge list of chemicals.” Privacy Policy News Editor “I would see these differences as relatively minor, but it’s reasonable to believe that different media compositions can affect embryo development,” said David Ball, an embryology lab director in Seattle who wasn’t affiliated with the study.advertisement In the LabFor IVF embryos, lab chemicals can have lasting effects Megan Thielking By Megan Thielking Aug. 23, 2016 Reprints But it’s not really the difference between the two that matters, experts said — it’s that there’s a variation between the two at all.“What’s important for me is there is a difference,” said study author John Dumoulin, an IVF researcher at Maastricht University Medical Center in the Netherlands. “The culture media has an influence on the embryo that is visible nine months later.”Previous studies have come down on both sides of the question of whether media impacts IVF outcomes, but have been retrospective in design. This is the first study to prospectively set out to answer the question.But it’s only the tip of the iceberg. There are about 20 commercially available culture media used in IVF, Dumoulin said, and there could be variations among all of them. His team is currently working on comparing more of those mediums. About the Author Reprints Tags biotechfertilityIVFlast_img read more

With durable monkey data, Verve selects its first CRISPR base editing treatment for human trials

first_img Verve CEO Sekar Kathiresan Verve Therapeutics Log In | Learn More [email protected] Senior Writer, Biotech Adam is STAT’s national biotech columnist, reporting on the intersection of biotech and Wall Street. He’s also a co-host of “The Readout LOUD” podcast. Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Verve Therapeutics said Tuesday its one-time treatment that uses the “base editing” form of CRISPR to remove a cholesterol-associated gene in monkeys has demonstrated durable and significant reductions in LDL “bad” cholesterol for six months.Based on these new data, Verve intends to advance the treatment, called VERVE-101, into clinical development for people born with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia, or HeFH, a genetic heart disease that causes lifelong, high LDL levels What is it? What’s included? STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTEDcenter_img By Adam Feuerstein Jan. 12, 2021 Reprints Adam Feuerstein Biotech With durable monkey data, Verve selects its first CRISPR base editing treatment for human trials GET STARTED About the Author Reprints @adamfeuerstein Tags biotechnologyJPM2021STAT+last_img read more

Croke Park Diary: Club representation, long-serving supporter and Kilkenny clash in 2016

first_img Rugby By Steven Miller – 22nd June 2018 Gary Walsh Pinterest Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Home Sport GAA Croke Park Diary: Club representation, long-serving supporter and Kilkenny clash in 2016 SportGAAGaelic FootballLaois Senior Football Team WhatsApp Croke Park Diary: Club representation, long-serving supporter and Kilkenny clash in 2016 Pinterest Facebookcenter_img TAGSLaois senior footballersLaois v DublinLeinster SFC 2008Leinster SFC Final 2018 Community Brought to you in association with Jeremiah Grant, Bar and Eatery, Portlaoise The Laois team may be travelling to Croke Park as massive outsiders but there is still a huge degree of interest ahead of Sunday’s Leinster final.Only six times in the county’s history have Laois won a Leinster title and provincial final appearances have been rare enough over the decades. Sunday’s final is Laois’s first in 11 years and there have been only eight appearances in the past 50 years.But with flags appearing around the county and two songs released for the occasion, it’s fair to say that final fever has gripped the county.Long-serving supporterSupport for Laois is coming in from all around the county – and indeed beyond – ahead of Sunday’s Leinster final.Among those wishing the team well is 97-year-old Jim Fitzpatrick from Spink.A long-serving Laois supporter, he’s a resident in Droimnin Nursing Home in Stradbally where he’ll be watching the game on TV on Sunday.Jim was proudly showing the Laois colours this week when he was photographed by his grand-daughter Amy Fitzpatrick.Previous Meeting: 2016 – Dublin 2-21 Laois 2-10This is a game that is remembered not for the quality of the encounter – but rather where it was played.On the Saturday of the June Bank Holiday weekend in 2016 Laois met Dublin in the Leinster quarter-final in Nowlan Park in Kilkenny. The decision to move Dublin out of Croke Park for the first time in 10 years was welcomed but there was outrage in Laois over the decision to play the game in Kilkenny and not in O’Moore Park.The extra seating in capacity swung the decision in Nowlan Park’s favour but the venue was the least of Laois’s worries. They conceded two goals in the opening five minutes, the first to Dean Rock after just 13 seconds. And when John O’Loughlin was given a straight red card on 27 minutes for hitting out at Michael Dara Macauley, it looked like Laois were going to be in for an unmerciful beating.But they rallied well in the second half and a penalty from Paul Cahillane and a wonderful goal from Stephen Attride had them within six points at one stage. Graham Brody also pulled off a great penalty save on Diarmuid Connolly.Dublin would later go on to win the All Ireland that year, beating Mayo in a replay. Laois’s championship would include a dramatic win over Armagh after a rematch and then defeat to Clare in Round 2 of the Qualifiers. Manager Mick Lillis stepped down at the end of the season and was replaced by Peter Creedon.Kevin Meaney in action against Dublin in 2016SCORERS – Dublin: Dean Rock 1-10 (0-6 frees), Diarmuid Connolly 1-4, Davy Byrne, Con O’Callaghan and Kevin McManamon 0-1 each. Laois: Paul Cahillane 1-2 (1-0 penalty, 0-2 frees), Stephen Attride 1-0, Donie Kingston 0-2 (one free), Damien O’Connor, John O’Loughlin, Gary Walsh, Ross Munnelly, Darren Strong and Kevin Meaney 0-1 eachLAOIS: Graham Brody; Mark Timmons, Paul Cotter, Stephen Attride; Damien O’Connor, Darren Strong, Colm Begley; Conor Meredith, Brendan Quigley; Paul Cahillane, John O’Loughlin, Gareth Dillon; Evan O’Carroll, Donie Kingston, Gary Walsh. Subs: Kevin Meaney for O’Carroll, Niall Donoher for Walsh, Ross Munnelly for Dillon, Alan Farrell for Cahillane, Gearoid Hanrahan for Cotter, Ruairi O’Connor for MeredithDUBLIN: Stephen Cluxton; Philly McMahon, Johnny Cooper, Davy Byrne; James McCarthy, Cian O’Sullivan, John Small; Brian Fenton, Michael Dara Macauley; Ciaran Kilkenny, Kevin McManamon, Diarmuid Connolly; Paul Mannion, Dean Rock, Bernard Brogan. Subs: Michael Fitzsimons for McMahon, Con Costello for Brogan, Con O’Callaghan for Manion, Darren Daly for O’Sullivan, Eoghan O’Gara for Rock, Eric Lowndes for CooperRobbie Cannon after winning the Irish Amateur Open golf championship in 2013Backroom Focus – Robbie Cannon (Strength and Conditioning)Dubliner Robbie Cannon is one of the lesser-known members of John Sugrue’s backroom team but he plays a very important role.A top amateur golfer who was Irish Amateur Open Champion in 2013 and South of Ireland champion in 2009, Ballbriggan native Cannon is Director of Cannon Performance.He is a qualified Strength and Conditioning coach with a degree in S and C from Setanta College. With a huge interest in all sports, Robbie played soccer and Gaelic football from a young age and in the last few years became a keen sprinter and won a bronze in the 2013 Leinster Indoors at 200 metres.Did you know?Sixteen Laois clubs have been represented on Leinster final day since 1968 – but only two clubs have been represented on the starting team every single time Laois have appeared in the provincial decider.While Portlaoise unsurprisingly have been represented more than any other club, they had no starter when Laois lost to Meath in 1991. St Joseph’s and Emo have had players start a Leinster final in each previous year that Laois have made it to the big day. There is an asterisk on Emo’s representation as they had no starter in the drawn 2004 final, although Mick Lawlor did start the replay.St Joseph’s representation is the most impressive with at least two of their players starting every Leinster final Laois have been in since 1968. That will change on Sunday, however, as they have no players in line to start. Emo’s proud record will more than likely continue if Finbarr Crowley holds his starting place.Tweeter to follow – Steven Culliton @stevencullitonThe Portlaoise man played with a lot of the current Portlaoise players on the county team at underage level and while the bulk of his tweets seem to be soccer related, he’s quite good on the GAA tooIs there a better defender technically than Gareth Dillon at the moment? Some vital dispossessions and a brilliant block down again today! #GAA— Steven Culliton (@stevenculliton) June 10, 2018SEE ALSO  – Kitman Ollie Byrne – a man for all seasons and ‘part of the furniture’  Community Twitter Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Previous articlePortlaoise Golf Club holding an Open Classic this weekendNext articleThe Big Five: Leinster Final, camogie championship and key domestic games 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. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’last_img read more

BCSC bans man for seven years

first_img Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator High angle view of mallet eyeglasses legal book in courtroom andreypopov/123RF Keywords EnforcementCompanies British Columbia Securities Commission Regulators in British Columbia have banned a man for seven years after finding that he sought to hide his control of a shell company.A hearing panel of the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) ordered that Matthew John Hamilton be banned for seven years for violating securities rules by concealing his control over a publicly traded shell, Guru Health Inc., that traded on the U.S. OTC Bulletin Board. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media James Langton Related news According to the panel, among other things, Hamilton hid his control of the firm by installing nominee directors and officers, filing false disclosure documents with securities regulators, and “conceal[ing] his identity from critical gatekeepers in the capital markets.”It ruled that this conduct “was abusive to the capital markets” and that he should be sanctioned for it.The panel said Hamilton acknowledged that the misconduct was serious but argued that he was naive. He asked for no market prohibitions, while BCSC staff sought a lifetime ban.Ultimately, the panel concluded that, while the misconduct was “extremely serious,” it didn’t warrant a lifetime ban. Instead, it ruled “broad market prohibitions lasting for seven years to be in the public interest and proportionate” in the case. BFI investors plead for firm’s sale PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

New York Consulate to Open Condolence Book for Late Ambassador

first_imgNew York Consulate to Open Condolence Book for Late Ambassador Foreign AffairsOctober 14, 2009 Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Consulate General in New York will tomorrow (Oct.15) open a condolence book for late Jamaican Ambassador Keith Johnson, OJ, CD, at its offices located at 767 Third Avenue, New York.The condolence book will be open until October 16 from 9:15 a.m. to noon each day.Consul General, Geneive Brown Metzger, said the opening of the book provides the opportunity for Jamaicans and members of diplomatic communities in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, to honour the memory of Ambassador Johnson, who died on September 24 at his home in Brooklyn, New York after a long illness. He was 88 years old.The Consulate will also stage a memorial service at a date to be announced.In her tributes to late Ambassador, Consul General Brown Metzger said he will be remembered “as a distinguished and exemplary diplomat, who has paved the way for the high standards of the Jamaican Foreign Service.”She expressed condolence to his daughters, Hope Johnson and Janice Marie Johnson, his grandchildren, and members of his extended family.Ambassador Johnson was the first Consul General to New York, serving from 1962 to 1967. He was Jamaica’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, New York, 1967 to 1973, and was Ambassador to the United States of America and the Permanent Representative to the Organisation of American States, from 1981 to 1991.He was also appointed Ambassador to Germany and non-resident Ambassador to Argentina, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Israel and the Vatican.The Government of Jamaica has accorded the late Ambassador an official funeral, which will be held tomorrow, October 15, at the St. Andrew Parish Church in St. Andrew at 10:00 a.m. with interment at Dovecot. RelatedNew York Consulate to Open Condolence Book for Late Ambassadorcenter_img RelatedNew York Consulate to Open Condolence Book for Late Ambassador RelatedNew York Consulate to Open Condolence Book for Late Ambassadorlast_img read more