Portlaoise AFC leave it late to win again in Leinster Senior League

first_img WhatsApp Portlaoise AFC leave it late to win again in Leinster Senior League Twitter Facebook Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Home Sport Soccer Portlaoise AFC leave it late to win again in Leinster Senior League SportSoccer By Sean Hennessy – 18th April 2018 A general image of the Portlaoise AFC dressing room. Credit @PortlaoiseAFC Portlaoise AFC 3 Newtown Rangers 2Leinster Senior League Division 1APortlaoise AFC kept their promotion hopes alive thanks to a dramatic win over league leaders Newtown Rangers in Rossleighan Park this evening.Portlaoise came into game eight points behind the Dublin side but their latest win keeps them in the hunt for promotion with six games left in the season.A win was a must for Portlaoise and they did it in dramatic style clinching the win thanks to a 93rd minute goal from sub Niall Doran, despite losing the lead on two occasions throughout the game. The game started out with Portlaoise playing much of the football, aided by a strong wind at their backs, and they came close on two occasions. A dangerous Jason Caffrey free was nearly steered in by James Mullaney before Aaron Rafter was unlucky not to make more of a wind boosted kickout from Seán McCormack.Newtown struggled to gain much of a foothold in the game, with a long ranger strike that was comfortably saved by McCormack being their best effort of the opening 20 minutes.Portlaoise finally made their dominance count when Danny Molloy followed through on a slicing Colm Coss pass which was brilliantly dummied by Caffrey, before calmly executing a nice finish to leave the keeper no chance. Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad TAGSLeinster Senior League Division 1APortlaoise AFC Facebook Council Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Community Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Twitter Ten minutes later, another dangerous Jason Caffrey free kick nearly bet everyone into the bottom left-hand corner only for a brilliant reaction save by Newtown keeper Lorcan Molloy. That was to be the last attack for Portlaoise in the opening half and Newtown took over possession for the remaining ten minutes.They made that possession count just before the half, as they capitalized on an unforced poor clearance in the Portlaoise defence, and their midfielder Daniel Purdy found some space, set himself and riffled the ball into the net from 30 yards. The sides went in at the break level at 1-1.The second half was a lot more livelier, as Portlaoise continued to play a good brand of football and Newtown could finally string together good play now they had the wind. It wasn’t long before they had their first attempt of the second half, as it took Jason Caffrey to get in front of a certain goal bound shot.Newtown midfielder Alan Curry, who picked up a yellow card at the beginning of the second half, received his marching orders following a reckless challenge and now Portlaoise had more space to play the ball around. James Mullaney quickly utilized that new found space as he made a darting run through but he was unable to find some end product.Portlaoise introduced Jody Dillon into the game, and they immediately played direct passes into his feet, and they now gained a foot hold on the edge of the opposition box. The quick passes proved too much for Newtown as Jason Caffrey was hacked down late in the box and the referee had no option to award the penalty, which Jason Murphy confidently dispatched in to the net.With Newtown now chasing the game, Portlaoise found themselves under some constant pressure. They were struggling to deal with the long balls and a lack of communication at the back led the awarding of a sloppy corner. From there, Newtown lauched their big men forward and some indecision from keeper Sean McCormack led to Darragh Fahey poking in an equalizer.The game looked like it had slipped out of Portlaoise’s hands and to their frustration they began to force the final ball and were coming up short. Jody Dillon’s header was inches from handing the game to his side following some excellent play by Jason Murphy down the right.As the clock ticked away, all looked over but a nice passing at the edge of the box, allowed for the tricky footed Jason Murphy break through to fizzle a ball across the goal mouth where wing back Niall Doran was through himself goalward to get on the end of the cross and steal the game at the death.3-2 it finished and cue some wild celebrations by the Portlaoise side, knowing that they had now closed the gap on their promotion rivals, keeping them in the hunt with six games remaining.PORTLAOISE AFC: Sean McCormack; Oisin Fitzpatrick, Eoghan White, James Mullaney, Emmanual Okdara, Jason Murphy, Colm Poole, Aaron Rafter, Danny Molloy, Jason Caffrey, Colm Coss. Subs: Niall Doran, Alan Sheridan, Mark Dunne, Shane Collins, Jody Dillon, Jimmy Dermody, Brian GingNEWTOWN RANGERS: Lorcan Molloy; Darragh Fahey, John O’Driscoll, Alan Curry, Brian Malee, Daniel Purdy, David Costigan, Darren O’Grady, Darragh Satelle, Anthony O’Rourke, Alan Greenalgh. Subs: Adam Valentini, Gerard Rafter, Adam Bailey, Daniel Pyke, Ian O’FarrellSEE ALSO – Graiguecullen to host senior football match between Laois and Meath Rugby Previous articleIn Pictures: Awards galore for Portlaoise Golf clubNext articleIn Pictures: Exciting Laois Bealtaine festival planned Sean HennessyA former Knockbeg student, and is currently a student in the University of Limerick trying to scrape a BA in History and Politics. A marquee player in the goals for Annanough, but well capable of doing a job in full-forward and has the knack to turn his hand to any sport (except running). Only starting out in his journalistic career but already the specialist farming and property reporter. 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A selection of great images from this year’s Steam Rally in Stradbally

first_imgHome Lifestyle A selection of great images from this year’s Steam Rally in Stradbally LifestyleOut and About Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results GAA Pinterest GAA WhatsApp SEE ALSO – WATCH: Laois hurling goalkeeper Enda Rowland scores a point – from A PUCKOUT for his club Abbeyleix Facebook Facebook TAGSRoss MolloyStradballyStradbally Steam Rally RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twittercenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter The August Bank Holiday in Stradbally can only mean one thing – the Steam Rally!The well-established festival is now in its 55th year and is the oldest event on the Irish Steam and Vintage calendar.Exhibitors travel from all over Ireland and some from Europe to take part.There are also a selection of demonstrations including blacksmiths, sheepdogs, agility dogs and from the local Dunamaise Beekeepers.In addition to the ever-popular stalls, there’s also a number of food options on the Cosby Estate site that is also counting down the days to this year’s Electric Picnic.Young local photographer Ross Molloy was on hand to capture a selection of great images on Sunday as punters enjoyed the fare.And with the weather looking much better today, there should be another good atmosphere again.Entry is €10 per adult and €5 for children over 10. Children under 10 are free. Gates open from 10am.You can check out a selection of Ross’s great images here. A selection of great images from this year’s Steam Rally in Stradbally Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory GAA By LaoisToday Reporter – 5th August 2019 Previous articleBack to School costs must be reduced – StanleyNext article157 km/h and tests positive for Cannabis – Gardai catch driver on Laois motorway LaoisToday Reporter 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

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350 Seniors to Take Part in Sports Day Aug. 16

first_imgAdvertisements 350 Seniors to Take Part in Sports Day Aug. 16 UncategorizedAugust 14, 2007 Related350 Seniors to Take Part in Sports Day Aug. 16 Related350 Seniors to Take Part in Sports Day Aug. 16center_img Related350 Seniors to Take Part in Sports Day Aug. 16 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Some 350 senior citizens are expected to converge on the Mona Bowl at the University of the West Indies on Thursday, August 16 to participate in the fourth staging of the National Senior Citizens Sports Day.The event will be held under the distinguished patronage of Dr. Cynthia Thompson, Jamaica’s first female Olympian, and is organized by the National Council for Senior Citizens (NCSC) under the theme: ‘Promoting Active Ageing’.Speaking with JIS News, Parish Organizer of the NCSC for St. Andrew, Beverley Edwards, noted that the competition is aimed at encouraging seniors to become active, as well as promoting the importance of adopting a healthy lifestyle.“It is to help seniors to live healthy lifestyles and to show that life does not stop at 60. After 60, they are still useful and can contribute to their community. It is also to build them physically, spiritually, morally and let them have fun,” she informed.The sports day will see representatives from all 14 parishes vying for prizes, as well as an opportunity to represent Jamaica at the upcoming Regional Senior Games, from September 20 to 23 in Barbados.Commenting on the response over the years to the event, Mrs. Edwards said that the support from both participants and spectators has been very good and the event continues to gather momentum.She also attributed the increased interest in the event to the excellent performances of the local senior citizens team on the regional track circuit. “Each year we go overseas and we do well and people get to know about us and they want to participate,” she said.“When we came back from Trinidad last year we did exceptionally well. We placed second out of five countries. Other states were Trinidad, Barbados, St. Vincent and St. Lucia. We secured 20 gold medals, 21 silver and 11 bronze and we won the oldest female award,” she told JIS News.Chairman of the Sports Planning and Organizing Committee at the NCSC, Major Desmond Clarke noted that the day’s event was set to get underway at 9:45 a.m. and the opening ceremony would commence at 11:45 a.m., with greetings from the Minister of Labour and Social Security, Derrick Kellier.According to Major Clarke, the athletes are placed into five categories – 60 to 64 years; 65 to 69 years; 70 to 74 years; 75 to 79 years and 80 and over. “Each parish has its own run off and from those games they choose two persons from each age group to represent them at the island games,” he said.“We have track events from 50 metres to 1,500 meters as well as field events, such as shot putt, discus and cricket ball throwing,” he added.The NCSC is an agency of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security and works with a number of local and international agencies to implement programmes to facilitate maximum participation of senior citizens in activities, which serve to enhance their well-being.last_img read more

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PAHO Rep. Highlights Chilling Effects of Non-Communicable Diseases

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedPAHO Rep. Highlights Chilling Effects of Non-Communicable Diseases RelatedPAHO Rep. Highlights Chilling Effects of Non-Communicable Diseases FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Non-communicable diseases are the leading cause of functionary impairment and deaths worldwide. Sixty per cent of the world’s population die from chronic or non-communicable diseases, 30 per cent from communicable diseases and 10 per cent from injuries.This alarming revelation was made by the Washington Representative of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Alafia Samuels, in her presentation, ‘Regional Perspective on Chronic Disease/Port- of-Spain NCD Summit Declaration’, at a recent National Policy Dialogue on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) workshop, at the Hilton, Kingston Hotel.She says that while the incidence of communicable diseases and injuries has been declining over time, non-communicable/chronic diseases (NCDs) have remained relatively steady. Even more frightening she says, is the fact that the leading cause of death in the Caribbean is heart disease and that most of these deaths are in people under 70 years. Yet, she informs, these are mostly preventable deaths.Dr. Samuels dispels the myth that chronic diseases are for the elderly. “There is the view that chronic diseases are inevitable, that you have to age and that the body must eventually degenerate. However, the problem is that almost half of the deaths from chronic diseases are in people below age 70,” she explains, adding that, “anything that does not allow you to get to three score and ten is a problem, which is why we have to deal with chronic diseases.”Generally, these conditions or diseases result from prolonged exposure to causative agents, many associated with personal behaviours and environmental factors she says, adding that after these diseases manifest, there may be a protracted period of impaired health. So, for the indifferent who will say, “oh, but I have to die from something, so what’s the stress,” Dr. Samuels warns: “The stress is, you may not actually die; you may get a stroke and be deformed for 20 or so years or have diabetes and lose your legs, or go blind.”Between 1980 and 2000, the number of diabetics doubled. Even more startling is the revelation that the treatment of diabetes and hypertension is costing the Jamaican Government approximately six percent of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP), said Dr. Samuels.These statistics are more than enough to awaken a sense of urgency within Jamaicans and by extension the world; to ignite in people that need to tackle the risk factors for these diseases and ultimately stem the high incidence of deaths caused by them.Non-communicable/chronic diseases are conditions that do not result from an acute infectious process, as in the case of communicable diseases, such as malaria, typhoid and other vector borne and venereal diseases. They can cause death, dysfunction, or impairment in the quality of life, and usually develop over relatively long periods; first without causing symptoms. The non-communicable diseases mentioned by Dr. Samuels as those mostly affecting the region are “cardiovascular diseases, heart attack, stroke, diabetes, cancer and chronic respiratory diseases, particularly asthma.”“Preventing chronic diseases is a very important investment for a country to make,” she notes. This is especially so when close to six per cent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), is being lost because of high blood pressure and diabetes. “That’s a lot of money, and we can do better in preventing them,” Dr. Samuels emphasises. High blood pressure, she reports, is causing about 22 per cent of deaths in Jamaica.Because most chronic diseases take years to develop, with clear manifestations occurring mostly in middle to late adult life, Dr. Samuels believes that there is considerable potential for early identification and modification of risk during the early years – childhood, adolescence and early adulthood – through changes in personal health behaviours and the environment, for example, increased access to exercise facilities.To stem this unrelenting trend in the incidence of chronic diseases, Dr. Samuels advises that Jamaica must concentrate on implementing preventive measures to curb the risk factors that cause these killer diseases.The number one risk factor for death in the region and in the world is high blood pressure, followed closely by obesity, alcohol, tobacco, low fruit and vegetable intake, physical inactivity and unsafe sex. “These are our major risk factors for deaths and disabilities in the region and this is where our targets need to be if we seriously want to prevent these diseases, because treatment is not going to do it for us. We need also to prevent it as well as to control it,” she explains.Dr. Samuels points out that the higher a person’s blood pressure, the greater the chance of a heart attack, heart failure, stroke or kidney disease. The risk for high blood pressure starts at 115/75. Anything above this, she says, confers increased risk.She also suggests that a small improvement in the health of the entire population can lead to a large reduction in chronic diseases. She points to Poland as an example of countries implementing measures to reduce the incidence of deaths caused by NCDs. Poland removed subsidies on butter, sold cheaper vegetable oil, increased their fruit intake and decreased consumption of tobacco.Accompanying this population type approach, she mentions, should be intervention for individuals who are high risk. These interventions require lifestyle changes to ward off these debilitating lifestyle diseases.It is imperative for high risk individuals and by extension the Jamaican population to significantly cut back on salt intake to mitigate the effects of salt as a major risk factor for high blood pressure. “Salt is a major problem. A significant reduction in salt can lead to half the number of people needing treatment, a 22 per cent reduction in stroke and a 16 per cent reduction in coronary heart disease,” Dr. Samuels says. She urges the Government and the population to adopt drastic measures to begin to save lives.Though often convenient and a quick fix for hunger pangs, fast foods are high in calories and low in nutrients. These sugary, salty or oily foods are highly addictive and contribute to the high incidence of deaths from chronic diseases. “Excess sugar leads to obesity, excess fat leads to high blood pressure and obesity, stroke or kidney disease,” she notes.Junk and fast foods all have one major ingredient called Trans Fat. This, Dr. Samuels states, is “the worst kind of fat,” due to its overall contribution to the onset of chronic diseases, such as high blood pressure and diabetes. Trans Fat, she says, raises the bad cholesterol (Low density lipo protein) and lowers the good cholesterol (High density lipo protein). “Each two per cent of fat from Trans fat is associated with a 23 per cent increase in heart disease,” she reveals.This sentiment is echoed by Medical Dietician at the Spanish Town Hospital, Cordell Dallas. “The more Trans Fat we take in, increases the bad cholesterol in our bodies, if you have too much cholesterol in your blood it will clog the arteries and make the passage for the flow of blood smaller. This leads to heart attack or chest pains, indicating that one may be pending,” she tells JIS News in an interview.The Government and by extension other regional Governments have been undertaking a number of initiatives to improve the quality of life of its various populations.In September last year, Prime Minister Bruce Golding led a delegation to the Chronic Disease Summit in Trinidad. From this Summit came the Declaration of Port-of-Spain, as well as an agreement to implement a Caribbean Wellness Day, which will be observed on September 13.The National Policy Dialogue on Non-Communicable Disease Prevention and Control, where Dr. Alafia Samuels made her presentation, was also an initiative of the Trinidad Summit.Minister of Health and Environment, Rudyard Spencer, also announced in his June 2008 Sectoral Debate presentation that, “we will undertake certain specific interventions to safeguard the health and well being of our people.”He spoke of plans to strengthen existing initiatives, such as the Healthy Zone Project, the Workplace Wellness Programme and other projects of the Healthy Lifestyle Project of the Ministry of Health, as part of Government’s overall mission, to increase preventive measures against chronic diseases and for overall better health care.center_img PAHO Rep. 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$80 Million Allocated for UTech Enhancement Project

first_img$80 Million Allocated for UTech Enhancement Project TechnologyApril 9, 2009 Related$80 Million Allocated for UTech Enhancement Project FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The University of Technology (UTech) Enhancement Project will get an $80 million allocation this fiscal year to undertake work to upgrade facilities at the institution.The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)-funded project aims to enhance the university’s capacity to provide quality-level education in Jamaica through expansion and upgrading of the school plant, and to further the development of staff and improve financial sustainability.As stated in the 2009/2010 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives, the targets for this year include carrying out an academic qualitative audit and market needs analysis and enhancing learning and teaching. Activities aimed at income diversification and improving Information Communication Technology (ICT) needs, will also be undertaken.At present, designs and related documents are almost complete, while preparatory work is in progress to establish the Project Management Unit and the Project Steering Committee. The implementation plans are also being reviewed.Over the approximate 4.5 years that the project will last, it is envisaged that several infrastructure upgrades will be made, such as, expansion of the School of Hospitality Management; construction of new classroom blocks; procurement of equipment; and construction of administrative offices for the School of Business.Institutional strengthening will also be done, including improvements to human resources capacity and the carrying out of a market needs analysis and a graduate tracer needs study.The project, which began last July, will see approximately $3 billion being spent over its duration. Related$80 Million Allocated for UTech Enhancement Projectcenter_img Related$80 Million Allocated for UTech Enhancement Project Advertisementslast_img read more

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Minister Shaw Off to London for JNBS Economic Forum

first_imgRelatedMinister Shaw Off to London for JNBS Economic Forum RelatedMinister Shaw Off to London for JNBS Economic Forum RelatedMinister Shaw Off to London for JNBS Economic Forum FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Finance and the Public Service, the Hon. Audley Shaw, left Jamaica today(May 12) for London, where he will headline the list of speakers for this year’s “Outlook for the Future” a series of economic forums hosted by the Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) under the theme, “The Economic Imperatives for Jamaica 2009.”Mr. Shaw welcomed the opportunity to update the Jamaican Diaspora in the UK on developments in the country and, in particular, provide highlights of the 2009/2010 Budget.“Private sector initiatives such as these harmonise with the efforts of successive administrations to maintain and strengthen the relationship between our people at home and those abroad. I am particularly pleased to be associated with this year’s series of forums, which comes in the wake of the still unfolding global financial crisis and our efforts to stabilize and grow the Jamaican economy during these challenging times,” the Minister said prior to his departure.Mr. Shaw added that Jamaicans in the Diaspora must not be seen as mere benefactors, but as an invaluable group and a vital source in the economic growth of their homeland.The forums will target Jamaicans in the United Kingdom and North American Diaspora. They will start in the UK on May 15 and 16; and continue in North America, with sessions in Florida and New York, USA, June 4 and 6; and Ontario, Canada, on June 26.Since its inception in 2003, “Outlook for the Future” has become one of the primary vehicles for Jamaica’s national leaders to interact with a wide cross-section of Jamaicans in the Diaspora. This year’s forums are timely, because they follow immediately after the Budget Debate in Jamaica; and, therefore, offer a special context for meaningful dialogue.In the United Kingdom, the forum will be held in Birmingham at the Council House, Birmingham City Council, Victoria Square, on Friday May 15, starting at 7:00 p.m.; and in London at the Royal Geographical Society, Kensington Gore, also at 7:00 p.m.This is the fifth year that Jamaica National has mounted “Outlook for the Future”. Over the years, leaders of the Government and key public sector Executives have headlined the forum.Some of the previous speakers in the series have included the current Prime Minister the Hon. Bruce Golding, when he was Leader of the Opposition; Dr. Omar Davies, former Minister of Finance and Planning; Dr. Peter Phillips, former Minister of National Security; Dr. Carlton Davis, former Cabinet Secretary; and Mr. Lucius Thomas, former Commissioner of Police.center_img Advertisements Minister Shaw Off to London for JNBS Economic Forum Finance & Public ServiceMay 13, 2009last_img read more

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Additional targeted support for students and families

first_imgAdditional targeted support for students and families The Morrison Government is building on its $51 billion investment in education contained in the Budget through additional targeted measures to support students and families.In the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook, the Government will provide:• $28.7 million to support a Professional Pathway Social Work to better support students studying to become youth workers, counsellors or community workers. • University of Notre Dame Australia will be recategorised as a Table A higher education provider and will receive an additional $27.2 million over four years to support the transition. • $1 million to provide up to 50 scholarships worth $18,000 to undergraduate students from regional and remote Australia to study creative arts in 2021. • A deadline extension to 31 March 2021 for families receiving the Child Care Subsidy to lodge their 2018-19 tax return to help alleviate COVID-19 related financial stress. Minister for Education Dan Tehan said the promotion of University of Notre Dame to a Table A university recognised its focus on student outcomes and industry engagement.“As a Table A university, the University of Notre Dame will be eligible for new funding arrangements provided under the Government’s Job-ready Graduates package, which will create additional university places and provide $900 million to support universities to work with local industry,” Mr Tehan said.“The increased funding will support the conversion of approximately 2,200 non-medical bachelor full fee-paying places at the university into Commonwealth supported places from 2021.“We are also supporting families that are doing it tough because of COVID-19 by changing the income reporting requirements for families who access the Child Care Subsidy.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AusPol, Australia, building, commonwealth, community, counsellors, covid-19, education, Government, Investment, Morrison Government, Notre Dame, outcomes, social work, tax return, university, University of Notre Damelast_img read more

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London taxes older vehicles in bid to fight air pollution

first_img Trending Videos RELATED TAGSNews We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. The earliest the sprawling U.S. city would implement its new congestion charge system, still in development, is December 31, 2020. Non-compliant trucks and buses face a 100-pound ($175) daily fee.London Mayor Sadiq Khan says the Ultra-Low Emission Zone is necessary since thousands die annually in London alone from toxic air. He says “the eyes of the world are on us.”New York City revealed last week it’s set to become the first American metropolis that seeks to ease traffic congestion and cut pollution by similarly charging motorists a hefty toll for driving into its most-crammed areas. advertisement In a bid to fight air pollution, London has introduced one of the world’s toughest vehicle emissions standards, placing a tax on older, more polluting cars that drive into the centre of the British capital.Starting Monday, drivers of diesel cars more than four years old and of gasoline-powered engines more than 13 years old must pay a 12.50-pound ($21.70 Canadian) fee day or night when entering central London.That’s on top of London’s congestion charge, which is 11.50 pounds ($20) between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. on weekdays. Trending in Canada The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” See More Videos PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca ‹ Previous Next › Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 A London bus enters the new Ultra Low Emission Zone that has come into force Monday, in London, Monday, April 8, 2019, one of the world’s first emission charge for cars.  Frank Augstein / AP last_img read more

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New municipal buildings to be constructed

first_imgRelatedNew municipal buildings to be constructed New municipal buildings to be constructed Local GovernmentOctober 29, 2010 Advertisements RelatedNew municipal buildings to be constructedcenter_img RelatedNew municipal buildings to be constructed FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail During this financial year, the Government is to begin constructing new municipal buildings, and enhance others in several parishes throughout the island.State Minister with responsibility for Local Government, Hon. Robert Montague, has said that many municipal buildings are in a state of disrepair, noting that Council members in St. Thomas and Portmore currently occupy rented premises.As such, the State Minister advised that new municipal buildings of some 5,600 square feet each are to be constructed in these parishes.Mr. Montague was making his Sectoral presentation in the House of Representatives on October 26.“We are building a new meeting room for the Council in St. Elizabeth; we are building a new accommodation for the Accounts department in Westmoreland and a new facility for the Roads and Works department in St. Mary,” he further informed.Mr. Montague emphasised that adequate facilities will enhance the work of the municipal authorities.“To provide proper housing for the operations of the municipal authority is the least we can do for the amount of work that is done on behalf of the communities in the various parishes,” he said.In the meantime, the State Minister noted that a municipal services management reporting system has been introduced, that will measure, analyse and compare the performance of the various local authorities.“We have completed the review of the Portmore Municipal Council, an experiment that was timely and that has served the citizens of Portmore well, and the review will point to the various means and ways of effectiveness and how we can improve the efficiency of that experiment and how we can roll that out,” he said.last_img read more

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Qualcomm files Meizu licensing complaint

first_img ChinaMeizuQualcomm Devices Author Qualcomm completes $1.4B Nuvia buy Apple faces 5G modem wait Previous ArticleOECD turns its mind to digital issuesNext ArticleWhatsApp sees more than 100M daily voice calls Steve Costello Relatedcenter_img Qualcomm pulls trigger on latest processor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 24 JUN 2016 Qualcomm filed a complaint against Chinese device maker Meizu, having failed to negotiate a patent licensing deal without court intervention.The US tech giant asked the Beijing Intellectual Property Court to rule that a licence offered complies with China’s Anti-Monopoly Law, and Qualcomm’s fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory obligations.It also seeks a ruling the offered terms should form the basis for a patent licence with Meizu for use of Qualcomm’s technology in 3G and 4G devices.In a statement, Qualcomm said that it has “negotiated extensively and in good faith with Meizu”, to sign a deal that was in line with a “rectification plan” agreed by Qualcomm and the National Development and Reform Commission of China.It said that while Meizu would not agree, “more than 100 other companies have already accepted the rectification plan terms, including the largest Chinese mobile device suppliers”.“Meizu is choosing to use these technologies without a license, which is not only unlawful, but is unfair to other licensees that are acting in good faith and respectful of patent rights, and ultimately damaging to the mobile ecosystem and consumers,” said Don Rosenberg, EVP and general counsel of Qualcomm.Qualcomm agreed a settlement with NDRC last year, after a long-running (and expensive) spat about its licensing practices and charges. The company has, at several points, said that uncertainty was tainting its business in the country.But the US technology company has also trumpeted some high-profile wins, including Xiaomi, TCL (Alcatel) and ZTE. Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more Tags HomeDevicesNews Qualcomm files Meizu licensing complaintlast_img read more

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