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Roundabout needed at N55 junction in Ballymahon

During last month’s meeting of Ballymahon Municipal District a notice of motion on the Athlone Road junction in Ballymahon was put forward by Cllr Pat O’Toole (FF). Cllr O’Toole said it was now imperative that a roundabout was installed at the location in an effort to deal with the volume of....

GOP inches closer to gun reform

“There are a lot of Republicans who are prepared to support reasonable, common-sense gun safety laws, new laws, stronger laws that protect rights for responsible citizens, people who are responsible gun owners, but will prevent those who want to do harm to innocent people from obtaining these weapons, ” he said.

Former Trump aide Rick Gates to plead guilty, will testify in Russia probe

Rick Gates, left, with his lawyer Tom Green, depart Federal District Court, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) By Tribune News Service WASHINGTON - A former top aide to Donald Trump's presidential campaign will plead guilty to fraud-related charges within days -- and....

Apple's 'spaceship' campus has hidden flaw

Apple's latest campus has been lauded as an architectural marvel. The building, crafted by famed architect Norman Foster, immortalised a vision that Apple co-founder Steve Jobs had years earlier. In 2011, Jobs reportedly described the building "a little like a spaceship landed.

Domain chairman says company in 'great shape' as CEO search continues

Domain executive chairman Nick Falloon says the company is in "great shape", despite a fall in profit and an ongoing search for a chief executive after claims of bad behaviour in the workplace. The real estate classifieds company, which gets most of its revenue from home sellers listing their....

Prime Minister Theresa May to come to Derbyshire to launch education review

Prime Minister Theresa May will be in Derbyshire on Monday to launch a review intended to give a boost to She is expected to warn against an “outdated attitude” that favours academic over technical learning and will take the opportunity to announce a review into post-18 education, which will also look at university funding and tuition fees.

Media cases show Netanyahu's bid for tyranny

Some of these tycoons handed out generous perks while trampling on freedom of the press, a profession that they genuinely abhor. Now is the time to stop using misleading terminology such as “positive coverage” or “sympathetic coverage” or even “indulgent coverage.” Reality needs to be called what it is.

Revoke the 'Michan law' that buoys billionaires

The so-called Milchan law grants extensive benefits to a handful of Jewish billionaires, tycoons and oligarchs. The law, which was passed in 2008 by Ehud Olmert’s government, exempts new immigrants and returning Israelis from taxes on profits earned abroad for 10 years, including an exemption from reporting the profits.

Survivors of deadly school shooting lash out at Trump

Students who escaped the deadly school shooting in Florida focused their anger Sunday at President Donald Trump, contending that his response to the attack has been needlessly divisive. “You’re the president. You’re supposed to bring this nation together, not divide us,” said David Hogg, a....

After Florida school shooting, New Jersey school district moves to add police

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. A day after a deadly school shooting in Florida, a New Jersey school district agreed to have armed police officers at its schools. Superintendent Victor Valeski said in a statement that the East Brunswick Board of Education wants to work with the East Brunswick Police....

Homeland season 7 episode 1 review: It feels we're no longer watching the same Carrie Mathison

It’s somewhat unfair that Homeland has become a series maligned for still being on the air four years after it should have ended for the simple reason it's actually remained rather decent. However, while the series' reinvention following the departure of Damian Lewis may have led to two of the....

Major medical centre set to double capacity

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Sunday checked on health services presented to citizens at the army-run King Hussein Medical Centre (KHMC), a major medical institution nationwide. On a tour of the Prince Hussein Ibn Abdullah II Centre for kidney diseases, surgery and organ implantation, His....

Mulki's gov’t survives no-confidence vote

AMMAN — The government on Sunday survived a parliamentary vote of no confidence brought by a group of MPs over a lack of vision to address current challenges. A total of 67 deputies voted “yea” for granting confidence to the government of Prime Minister Hani Mulki, while 49 withheld confidence and 8 abstained.

Mexican presidential race kicks off with nominations

MEXICO CITY — The campaign for Mexico’s July 1 presidential election began in earnest on Sunday as the country’s top parties officially nominated their candidates, with all three front-runners trying to sell a message of change. It is still a wide-open race to succeed President Enrique Pena Nieto,....

First job centre opens at Azraq refugee camp

AZRAQ REFUGEE CAMP — The International Labour Organisation (ILO) and UNHCR on Sunday opened the first centre for employment at the Azraq refugee camp, aimed at facilitating access for the camp’s population to official work opportunities in Jordan. Launched under the patronage of Labour Minister Ali....

Ghezawi, Egyptian minister discuss guest workers’ cooperation

AMMAN — The rights of all guest workers, including Egyptians, are guaranteed under the labour and social security laws, Labour Minister Ali Ghezawi said on Sunday. During a meeting with Minister of State for Emigration and Egyptians Affairs Abroad Nabila Makram, Ghezawi stressed Jordan’s keenness to....

Value of insurance premiums reached JD593 million in 2017 — ministry

AMMAN — The Industry, Trade and Supply Ministry on Monday said insurance premiums have increased by 1.8 per cent during 2017 amounting to JD593.5 million compared to JD582.9 million in 2016, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. According to a statement issued by the ministry, gross premiums increased by 0.

Protesters storm BAFTA red carpet moments before Prince William and Kate Middleton arrive

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attending the EE British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in Kensington, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 18, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Bafta. Photo credit should read: Chris Jackson/PA Wire.

U.S. Says ‘Extremely Unlikely’ Turkey Used Chemical Weapons Against Kurds

A White House official says the United States believes it is "extremely unlikely" that Turkey used chemical weapons against Kurds during its military campaign in the Afrin Province of northern Syria. The official said on February 17 that U.S. officials were aware of the reports but had no evidence to confirm them.

'We're In Trouble': Rancor Rules At Munich Security Conference

MUNICH, Germany -- Sharp and often fierce rhetoric permeated this year's Munich Security Conference, which asked participants if the world could manage to dial down the geopolitical tensions that have been rapidly mounting in recent years Such was the fraught atmosphere surrounding this year's....

Latvia Anticorruption Agency Detains Central Bank Governor

The Latvian prime minister's office says the country's anticorruption agency has detained the central bank’s governor, Ilmars Rimsevics. Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis’s office in a statement on February 18 following reports saying that the office and a property of Rimsevics were searched.

Facebook to verify ads with postcards after Russian meddling

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) Facebook will soon rely on centuries-old technology to try to prevent foreign meddling in U.S. elections: the post office. Baffled in 2016 by Russian agents who bought ads to sway the U.S. presidential campaign, Facebook's global politics and government outreach director,....

NIB revenue hits $1.1 billion in ‘soft’ market

FOOTING the bill for a growing number of public hospital admissions is a key factor in swelling private health insurance premiums, NIB’s Mark Fitzgibbon says. NIB’s revenue has risen to $1.1 billion in the first six months of this financial year, the company’s half-yearly results have revealed.

Analysis: Plan tries to slow brain drain from Mississippi

Mississippi has a bright-lights-big-city problem, with a significant numbers of college graduates earning their degrees in this mostly rural state and then departing for bigger paychecks and expanded cultural opportunities in Atlanta, Dallas, Nashville and beyond. Not everybody packs the car and heads out once they have a diploma in hand.

Analysis: Louisiana tax debate gets tied to other GOP ideas

Tax policy won't cause the only disputes in Louisiana's upcoming special session. Lawmakers may squabble just as much over a package of spending control ideas sought by House Republicans as a trade for any taxes they may support. Several of the proposals have been offered in previous legislative....

Team Collins launches 'BackJudith' website 22 minutes ago 'It's in no way endorsed by National or Judith Collins'.

Supporters of National Party leadership contender Judith Collins have launched a website pleading MPs to back her for the top job. It urges paid-up party members to sign a letter that will be sent to all 56 National Party MPs ahead of a secret ballot at next Tuesday's caucus meeting.

Overseas drivers licence system slammed for safety failures 32 minutes ago "Does the Government have the courage to keep unsafe drivers off the road?"

New Zealand's system of licensing overseas drivers has been condemned as outdated and unsafe - with warnings the road toll will continue to rise if nothing is done. More than 3.5 million international visitors come to New Zealand each year, and they're allowed to drive with an appropriate overseas....

Ipswich school tops state high achievers list

AN IPSWICH school has topped the state for the highest achieving students. Close to 65 per cent of Springfield Anglican College OP students received scores between one and five, leading the state in OP achievements. The school came in first of the state's top 50 schools for OP results last year.

The Latest: Shooting survivors to press for gun control

A gun show went on as scheduled this weekend, a short drive from the school where a teenager used his own legally purchased AR-15 assault weapon to kill 17 people and wound more than a dozen others. Many assault weapons were on display as customers, some bringing their children, checked out the killing firepower.

Coinbase in spat with card networks, banks over complaints of extra charges

New York. COINBASE, the largest US cryptocurrency exchange, risks seeing its burgeoning business choked if it doesn't work smoothly with the traditional finance industry. Right now, both sides are bickering. The troubles began snowballing early this month when several US.

Giving a tech lifeline - for a lifetime

Singapore. INFORMATICS Education is making the best of their expertise - IT and business education - and extending it beyond their own students. That is to those with physical disabilities, to women from low-income families, and to students from primary and secondary schools.
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