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first_imgUrris GAA News:U16 DIVISION 2 COUNTY FINAL: Our U16 team played Naomh Columba in Mac Cumhaill Park, Ballybofey last Friday night and though not our night the lads put in a great performance, final score Naomh Columba 3-15 Urris 3-08. Disappointing for the boys but what a great run and an excellent achievement in reaching a County final. Congrats to CLG N Columba. Thanks to David, all the boys and to all who travelled to support the team on Friday night.SENIOR & RESERVE FOOTBALL: Both teams travelled to Killygordon on Saturday night and both teams won their matches on what was a very wet and miserable night. Final score in reserve game Urris 2-08 Red Hughs 1-06. Final score in senior game Urris 1-09 Red Hughs 0-09. Senior team: Peter Devlin, Kieran Kelly, Sean Mc Daid, Gary Doherty, Mickey Grant (0-01) Kieran Doherty, Danny Devlin (1-02), John Mc Carron, Conor Bradley, Kevin Mc Laughlin (0-04), Alan Friel, Mark Mc Laughlin (0-01), Niall Mc Laughlin, Dean Kelly (0-01). Aaron Friel for John Mc Carron, Ryan Doherty (R) for Niall Mc Laughlin and Declan Grant for Mark Mc Laughlin. Next matches are away to Letterkenny Gaels on Saturday night at 6pm and 7.30pm.CLUB IORRAS: May winners: €50-Darragh Doherty (S), Letter, €30-Martin Davy, Roxtown and €20-James B Kelly, Dunaff. Thanks to all who support the monthly Club Iorras draw.MATCH “N” WIN: Thursday May 29th. No jackpot winner–numbers drawn: 9, 17, 20 & 23. €15 winners: Mary Doherty, 48 Riverside, Clonmany, Sadie Mc Laughlin, Tullagh, Mark Doherty (lackin), Magheramore, Danny Mc Conalogue, Tirmaine and Jack & Ciara Canny, C/o Porters, Collon, Carn. Jackpot next week €1,220. Thanks to all our lotto sellers and to all who support the club in this weekly draw. SUICIDE AWARENESS COURSE: There is a Positive Mental Health and Suicide Awareness Course being held in the Clonmany Community Centre on Saturday 13th June starting at 2pm. Any club coaches or club members interested in doing this training please contact David Hession on 0860538537 to book a place.U14: Our U14 played Carndonagh last week and had a comprehensive win by 9-14 to 0-04. Next game is away to Muff on Monday 8th June at 7pm.U12 GO GAMES: Urris are home to Malin on Tuesday night at 6.30pm.U6, U8 and U10 training every Friday evening in Straid from 4-5pm util further notice.KELLOGG’S CUL CAMP: GAA Cul Camp in Straid from Monday July 6th – 10th. Anyone wishing to book a place contact John Friel on 08605223550. BOOT EXCHANGE SCHEME: for Under-age players now up and running: In these times of financial constraints on families the club has introduced this exchange programme-old football boots in good condition that children have out grown can be dropped in or exchanged for a bigger/smaller pair as required. A minimum donation of €5 to the club for the boots that are taken away. Please contact Nichola Lagan on 0866030736 for further information . All boots can be dropped off at all Under-age training/matches now.CLUB BINGO: Bingo every Thursday night in St. Mary’s Hall at 9.00pm.GAA NEWS: URRIS EARN SUPER WIN OVER RED HUGHS IN DIVISION FOUR CLASH was last modified: June 2nd, 2015 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:GAANoticesSportURRISlast_img read more

Spread Pension Funds – Phillips

first_imgMember of Parliament for North West Manchester, Mikael Phillips, is suggesting that the Government utilise more than one pension fund manager to administer public sector pensions when the new pension scheme is implemented. In making his contribution to the debate on the report of the Joint Select Committee on Pension Reform in the House of Representatives on November 20, Mr. Phillips argued that this will lead to increased competition and boost returns on funds. “This will mean that no one pension manager will have all the pension funds under his control and would increase competition for companies to deliver the returns on the fund entrusted to them. It will also help to increase transparency,” Mr. Phillips said. He said the move will also ensure that the future income of public sector bodies will not be put at risk by the concentration of funds in a single fund manager. Mr. Phillips also stated that strong regulations should be implemented to protect public sector pension funds. The Joint Select Committee has recommended that the Government retain the defined benefit model and that a segregated fund be established under trust. It also suggested that new public sector employees should begin paying a contribution of five per cent of their earnings towards their pension as of January 1, 2013, and that existing workers should begin contributing to their pension in the new fiscal year of 2013/14. Under the new pension scheme an actuarial review would be conducted every three years or earlier, if there are any significant changes in the economic environment of the country. The retirement age for all workers will also be raised from 60 to 65 years, except for members of the security forces. The debate was suspended to facilitate contributions from other members of the House of Representatives.last_img read more

Rs 106 crore refunded to Sahara investors Sebi

first_imgNew Delhi: More than six years after initiating a Supreme Court-monitored recovery and refund process for an estimated Rs 24,000 crore collected by Sahara group from nearly three crore investors, regulator Sebi has received less than 20,000 claims while two-third of them have been refunded a total amount of Rs 106.10 crore. Sahara group said this only validates its long-maintained stand that more than 95 per cent investors were already repaid directly by it and the money deposited by it with Sebi for refunds amounted to ‘double payment’. The group said the ‘idle’ money lying with Sebi should be returned to it so that it can use the same for business expansion and for creating jobs. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThe amount refunded so far by Sebi includes Rs 56.86 crore of principal and Rs 49.24 crore paid as interest for 13,543 refund claims made by bondholders of two Sahara group firms, as per the latest update from the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi). The refund has been made from a special account created by Sebi, to which Sahara was asked to deposit the money even as the group has maintained that it had directly refunded more than 95 per cent of investors. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostSebi said an aggregate amount of Rs 15,438 crore has been recovered so far from Sahara through various direction of the Supreme Court and the attachment orders issued by the regulator in 2013. The regulator said Rs 20,173 crore (the recovered amount along with the interest earned on them after providing for refunds made to the investors) was deposited in nationalised banks as on March 31, 2019 as per the Supreme Court order. Giving update in its latest annual report, Sebi said it had received 19,547 applications involving 53,233 accounts as on March 31, 2019, and made refunds with respect to 13,543 applications involving 38,143 accounts for an aggregate amount of Rs 106.10 crore. While more than 4,000 cases (involving claims totalling Rs 17.3 crore) were pending at Sebi, 254 cases were pending with Sahara (for Rs 71.6 lakh) and over 1,000 cases were pending at the end of investors (over Rs 3.84 crore). A total of 131 applications have been declared as ‘disputed cases’ and involve a total amount of less than Rs 50 lakh, while 542 applications seeking refund of over Rs 1.57 crore have been ‘closed’ after investors failed to respond. Sebi had ordered Sahara India Real Estate Corporation Ltd (SIRECL) and Sahara Housing Investment Corporation Ltd (SHICL) in 2011 to refund the money raised from investors through certain bonds known as Optionally Fully Convertible Bonds (OFCDs). After a long process of appeals and cross-appeals, the Supreme Court on August 31, 2012 upheld Sebi’s directions asking the two firms to refund the money collected from investors with 15 per cent interest. Replying to PTI queries, Sahara’s lawyer Gautam Awasthi said Sebi’s annual report “validates our long maintained plea that Sahara has already repaid more than 95 per cent of around 3 Crore OFCD investors of its two companies”. He said it was a case of “double payment” as Sahara first made the repayment to investors and then an equivalent amount was deposited with Sebi. “We have been requesting Sebi to initiate on-ground verification of investors as per the Supreme Court order of 2012, which has not commenced till yet. If verification is done by Sebi, it will come out that most of the investors has already been paid and all this money will come back to Sahara,” Awasthi said. He claimed that a huge amount deposited by Sahara was lying unutilised and idle in banks, which was “not only hurting the interest of Sahara as a business organisation, but also impeding the economic growth of our country especially in these testing times of economic slowdown and global slump”. The group said that as the country’s second largest employer after Indian Railways, with 14 lakh workers, has always built it businesses by harnessing human capital spread across India and by giving employment at their doorstep. It further said the group had to withdraw its expansion plans that required more than 4 lakh employees due to these roadblocks, but once the deposited money comes back to it, the group would re-initiate the business expansion aimed at providing livelihood to lakhs in the country. Awasthi said Sahara has been claiming from the beginning that it has repaid most of the liability and had it not been true there would have been a huge chaos across the country due to such a large number of investors. “On the contrary, there is not a single FIR on this,” he said. The lawyer also claimed that Sebi has refused to accept all original documents pertaining to the investors, their investment and the repayments made by Sahara and a large percentage of the documents are still lying in the group’s godown. In its annual report, Sebi said it has been acting in accordance with the directions of the Supreme Court and its actions are overseen by Justice (retd) B N Agrawal. The regulator has filed 20 status reports before the apex court which have also been furnished to Sahara group. On Sahara group’s luxury resort project, Aamby Valley City, which was earlier proposed to be sold to recover the money, Sebi said the apex court has noted it was not in a position to be sold due to lack of bidders. Sebi said it issued multiple advertisements after the apex court in May 2013 asked it to make refunds to all genuine investors who had lodged their claims with it. The final round of advertisement was issued on March 26, 2018, giving July 2, 2018 as the last date, followed by another reminder on June 19, 2018 to inform the bondholders that it was their last and final opportunity and no further refund claims would be entertained.last_img read more

Why Is Bryce Harpers Old Team Ahead Of Bryce Harpers New Team

For seven years, Bryce Harper was an integral part of the Washington Nationals both on and off the field. Harper remains the team’s fourth-best player by wins above replacement1Averaging together the versions of WAR found at Baseball-Reference.com and FanGraphs. since the franchise moved from Montreal to Washington in 2005, trailing only Ryan Zimmerman, Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg. In 2015, he had one of the all-time great individual seasons by a batter, notching 9.7 WAR. At the same time, Harper was the face of the franchise in the press and probably the most famous player in baseball. When it became clear that Harper was leaving D.C. last winter, it looked like Washington had a huge void to fill — a concern only exacerbated when Harper went to the division-rival Philadelphia Phillies in a record-setting deal.And yet, more than halfway into the Nationals’ first post-Bryce season, they appear to be just fine. While the Atlanta Braves are very likely to win the National League East, Washington is on track to snag the NL’s top wild card slot with 87 projected wins (according to the FiveThirtyEight forecast) and a 66 percent playoff probability. The Phillies, meanwhile, are only tracking for 83 wins and have just a 31 percent chance at the postseason. How is it possible that Harper’s old team has not only survived without him, but outperformed his new team up the Northeast Corridor?For one thing, Washington always had a very underrated core outside of Harper — starting with future Hall of Fame pitcher Max Scherzer, who currently leads the major leagues in pitching WAR2All stats through games of July 17. after finishing second in each of the previous two seasons. Scherzer began 2019 somewhat slow, but he’s been building a truly dominant campaign ever since; his fielding-independent pitching of 2.02 is 54 percent better than the MLB average and his strikeout rate of 12.6 per nine innings is one of the best in baseball history. If Scherzer maintains his current pace for a 9.6-WAR season — once he returns from injury — he would have the majors’ best pitching season since Randy Johnson in 2001 (and one of the 40 best of all-time).Scherzer isn’t Washington’s only stellar starter, either. Strasburg and Patrick Corbin are on pace for 5.8 and 5.3 WAR, respectively, helping make the Nationals’ rotation the most valuable collection of starting pitchers in baseball this season. Add in a strong group of position players — including veterans such as Anthony Rendon and Howie Kendrick, plus up-and-comers like 20-year-old phenom Juan Soto (whose late home run stunned the Phillies in a Nationals win last week) and rookie Victor Robles — and the talent cupboard was far from bare in D.C. despite Harper’s exit.Not everything is going perfectly right for the Harper-less Nats, of course: 26-year-old shortstop Trea Turner, who played like an All-Star (4.4 WAR) last season, is having a down year due to an early season injury and poor performance on defense. (Blending together the defensive metrics from Baseball-Reference.com and FanGraphs, Turner grades out as -9.2 runs worse than an average shortstop this season, after being basically average over the previous two years.)3This might also indicate a hiccup in the defensive metrics, which has been known to happen sometimes. Outfielder Adam Eaton has been mediocre at the plate (.752 on-base plus slugging), and veteran second baseman Brian Dozier, who signed with Washington in the offseason, is hitting .231 and appears to be well past his prime. The team’s defense remains a weakness, and its bullpen has been very shaky (24th in relief WAR) beyond closer Sean Doolittle.But all told, the Nationals have only suffered slightly on offense — their hitting WAR has gone from ninth last year to 13th this year — without Harper’s presence at the plate, and they’ve actually improved their leaguewide ranking in overall WAR from 11th with him in 2018 to 10th without him in 2019: If the talent surrounding Harper in Washington was always underrated because of the gravitational pull of his star power, Harper’s own impact was probably always a bit overstated. That isn’t to say Harper is not a very good player; at age 26, he has already been roughly as good in his career as, say, Harold Baines (who at least some people thought should be in the Hall of Fame). But as my colleague Travis Sawchik and I wrote in March, Harper is also a flawed superstar — and he has played almost precisely to that form this season.Looking at his previous three seasons, a reasonable expected baseline for Harper’s 2019 value for Philadelphia could have been set at about 3.1 WAR — three times his WAR from 2018 (2.4), plus two times his WAR from 2017 (4.7), plus his WAR from 2016 (2.2), divided by six. And lo and behold, if you prorate Harper’s current output (1.9 WAR in 95 games) to a full season, it comes out to … 3.2 WAR. Although there is a growing feeling among some Phillies observers that Harper’s Delaware Valley debut has been a disappointment, he has performed almost exactly how you might have predicted.The only letdown might be this: Harper’s monster 2015 season did still imply some probability of an MVP-caliber performance — moreso than from the typical 26-year-old who’d had 9.3 WAR over his previous three seasons. So 2019 appears to be another season of Harper not converting what small chance there was of him ever reaching that hyper-productive ceiling again.Harper’s path to that 3.2-WAR pace has been slightly different than usual. His strikeout rate continues to climb (somehow much faster than the MLB-wide rate), from 18.7 percent of plate appearances in 2016 to 26.2 percent so far in 2019, and his isolated power (.220) is the lowest it’s been in three seasons. Harper’s walk rate, which ballooned to 18.7 percent last season, is back down to 15 percent — more in line with his career rate of 14.8 percent. But his StatCast batting metrics have stayed relatively steady; his average exit velocity is actually up from MLB’s 82nd percentile to its 90th. Harper’s OPS has dropped from .889 to .845 on the season, thanks in large part to the decline in plate discipline, but he’s also hitting the ball just about as hard as ever. (He’s also heating up in July, with a .885 OPS this month, so we’ll have to keep an eye on Harper for a potential second-half surge.)The best sign for Harper might be that his defense — which was conspicuously bad last season according to the advanced metrics — is back to being solid. Again averaging together the fielding values at FanGraphs and Baseball-Reference, Harper was 20.2 runs worse than average while playing mostly right field last season. That number was way out of step with his previous track record (4.3 runs above average over the previous two seasons) and easy to identify as a place for positive reversion to the mean in 2019. So sure enough, Harper has been 4.7 runs better than the average right fielder this season, which is enough to offset his OPS drop and leave him on pace for slightly more WAR in 2019 than in 2018.Despite playing almost precisely to expectations, Harper is still just the fourth-best player on the Phillies, however, behind catcher J.T. Realmuto, first baseman Rhys Hoskins and pitcher Aaron Nola. (Shortstop Jean Segura and surging jack-of-all-trades Scott Kingery aren’t too far behind, either.) Philadelphia also has had its share of legitimately disappointing players, from starters Nick Pivetta and Vince Velasquez to outfielder Odubel Herrera (who was suspended for the season for domestic assault earlier this month), while injuries have largely robbed Philly of expected contributions from relievers David Robertson, Pat Neshek and Seranthony Dominguez.The Phillies started the season with more (healthy) talent on paper than its current 83-win trajectory would suggest. But not by much. Harper’s fame always made his departure from Washington — and arrival in Philadelphia — feel more consequential than it actually was. The Nationals have survived without their erstwhile star because they made years of shrewd decisions filling out the roster around him. The Phillies have held steady this season4They ranked 19th in total WAR in 2018 … and rank 19th again this year. in part because of bad injury luck and other underwhelming performances — but Harper can’t be included in that group, even if he isn’t playing to his ceiling. He’s been about as good as usual, and that was neither enough to tank Washington’s season in absentia or save Philadelphia’s by addition.Check out our latest MLB predictions. read more

Inmates graduate from Anger Management Program

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, October 20, 2016 – On October 12 2016 a graduation ceremony was held at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP), for eight (8) inmates that completed the most recent Anger Management Program.   The anger management program which began in 2007 has seen over 137 inmates graduated to date.  Each year, two cycles are conducted to train inmates in how to resolve conflicts and control their anger.The program is facilitated by Mr. Stanley Been, Substance Abuse Counselor within the Department of Mental Health and Substance Dependence.  In his address to the graduates, Mr. Been encouraged them to lose sight of their past afflictions and focus on their future, using the negativity they once bottled inside as fuel for something positive.Further remarks were received from the Hon. George Lightbourne, Minister of Home Affairs, Transportation and Communication; Mr. Raymond Grant, Deputy Superintendent of HMP; Dr. Alicia Malcolm, Director of the Department of Mental Health & Substance Dependence and Hon. Lillian Missick.The Department of Mental Health & Substance Dependence, has been allotted future calendar dates so as to assist the prison with these support services.  This program continues to represent the collaborative work that is being done to aid in the rehabilitation of prisoners within the Turks and Caicos Islands.For further information on this program, kindly contact the Drug Prevention Foundation on 347-2424 or the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Department at: 338-3613 in Grand Turk, or 338-4737 in Providenciales. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Republican State Senator Brian Jones discusses Gov Newsoms proposed state budget

first_img KUSI Newsroom Posted: January 10, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- With the release of Governor Newsom’s proposed state budget and a democratic majority in both the assembly and senate, what does that mean for republicans in Sacramento?Joining KUSI to discuss Governor Newsom’s proposed budget is Republican State Senator Brian Jones. KUSI Newsroom, January 10, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Republican State Senator Brian Jones discusses Gov. Newsom’s proposed state budgetlast_img read more

Three incidents of fire in city none injured

first_imgKolkata: Fire broke out at three places in the city on Saturday and Sunday. None was, however, hurt in these fire incidents.According to police, on Saturday night around 11:45 pm, fire broke out inside a meter box near the emergency ward of Bangur Institute of Neurology.As the impression of recent fire incident at Calcutta Medical College is still on the minds of people, the patients got panic-stricken.The relatives of the patients were waiting eagerly thinking if there keens needed to be shifted elsewhere. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeBut nothing such happened as one fire tender quickly reached the spot and doused the flames within 15 minutes. It is assumed that the fire occurred due to some electrical disorder.Another fire incident occurred on the top floor of a six-storied building on Park Street. At around 11:30 pm on Saturday, a fire broke out at the office of a herbal product company. The fire spread to the whole office immediately.Four fire tenders were pressed in to action. While firefighters were trying to put off the fire, a portion of the building was evacuated for safety reasons. The owner of the building was also informed. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedAfter almost two hours at around 1:25 am, the fire was controlled. In this case as well, the fire brigade personnel assumed the fire might have occurred due to an electrical disorder.In another incident early on Sunday morning, a moving light goods vehicle caught fire on Belvedere Road near Alipore zoo.At around 5:05 am, the driver of the vehicle felt the heat while driving. Almost immediately he noticed smoke billowing out of the frontal part of the vehicle.He stopped the vehicle and got down without losing a second. After getting off from the vehicle, he informed the police and fire brigade.One fire tender doused the fire within half an hour. The damage and cause of fire is yet to be ascertained.last_img read more

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