EU mulls new anti-money laundering body following scandals

first_imgRead more: Former Estonian regulator: Danish authorities did not take Danske Bank concerns seriously Last year, US authorities uncovered institutionalised money laundering at Latvian bank ABLV – which has since entered voluntary liquidation, while ING was fined €775m (£668m) for errors in its policies to stop financial crime. Share Europe has been rocked by a wave of money laundering-scandals in recent years that have revealed ways in which criminals can exploit the bloc’s banking system. The EU is set to explore the creation of a new central authority to tackle money laundering after a series of high-profile scandals highlighted the bloc’s weakness in preventing dirty cash flowing through its banks. “Criminals and terrorists are taking advantage of loopholes, [undermining] trust in our financial system and our mission to protect our economies and citizens,” French finance minister Bruno Le Maire told the Financial Times. The proposed body would monitor financial institutions’ compliance with EU regulations on customer due diligence, among other safeguards. EU mulls new anti-money laundering body following scandals Finance ministers from EU countries are expected to mandate the European Commission to recommend a new “independent” enforcement body with “direct powers”, according to a draft statement prepared ahead of December meeting, the Financial Times reported. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryYourDailyLamaHe Used To Be Handsome In 80s Now It’s Hard To Look At HimYourDailyLamabonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comJournalistateTeacher Wears Dress Everyday, Mom Sets Up CamJournalistateBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBe whatsapp The existing pan-EU banking regulator, the European Banking Authority (EBA) has been criticised by members of the European Parliament over its failure to act on recent scandals. Read more: EY accused of failing to report drug gang’s gold bar money laundering whatsapp More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live Thursday 31 October 2019 8:52 am Authorities have also identified around €200bn (£178bn) of suspicious payments which flowed through Danske’s Estonian branch between 2007 and 2015, in what is thought to be history’s biggest ever money-laundering scandal. Anna Menin Deutsche Bank is also facing the possibility of legal action over its role in a $20bn Russian money-laundering scheme, and has been fined by UK and US authorities over the scandal. Tags: Deutsche Banklast_img read more

Crypto mania: Is not Bitcoin but Ethereum making the most noise?

first_imgMonday 31 May 2021 12:38 pm It places Britain in the sixth spot worldwide because the research found that the U.S. is in the number one spot with a substantial average of 1,116,000 online searches a month for Ether. That is the equivalent of 36,000 online searches per day. Crypto mania: Is not Bitcoin but Ethereum making the most noise? Unlike its closest crypto rival Bitcoin, people can build applications on top of Ethereum, namely the open source blockchain technology behind Ether, which makes it fairly attractive for crypto and tech investors. Show Comments ▼ “These investors tend to be more sophisticated and will pay for professional investment advice to maximize their return. They are not interested in “meme” cryptos like Dogecoin. Rather, they are interested in Ethereum and other large-scale coins because of their real life use,” Derrick explained. Ethereum Also Read: Crypto mania: Is not Bitcoin but Ethereum making the most noise? In the UK, there are an average 230,000 online searches each month from Brits checking the latest developments surrounding Ether. UK and US In second place is Germany, as there is an average of 736,300 online searches every month from Germans regarding Ether. Turkey is in third position with an average 408,500 online searches a month from Turks curious about Ether. Brazil (259,600), France (247,100) and Canada (203,000) are among the other countries where there are more than 200,000 searches a month from their respective citizens monitoring Ether online, respectively ranking fourth, fifth and seventh. Share More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Ethereum Also Read: Crypto mania: Is not Bitcoin but Ethereum making the most noise? Ethereum Also Read: Crypto mania: Is not Bitcoin but Ethereum making the most noise? Michiel Willems Tags: Bitcoin and blockchain RankCountryAverage Monthly Online Searches for ‘Ether’Average Monthly Online Searches for ‘Ether’ Per 1,000 Internet Users1.United States1,116,0003.572.Germany736,3009.463.Turkey408,5006.584.Brazil259,6001.625.France247,1004.256.United Kingdom230,0003.537.Canada203,0005.978.India192,0000.259.Australia124,0005.8610.Poland105,3003.0311.Spain93,9002.2112.Switzerland93,70011.7913.Italy71,8001.9714.Netherlands68,9004.3315.Sweden68,1007.1216.Vietnam43,2000.6317.Nigeria42,9000.3118.Indonesia40,8000.1919.Argentina39,1001.1620.Austria37,7004.90Source: Invezz With the digital currency hitting a record high of over $4,000 per Ether this month, crypto platform Invezz utilised online analytics tool Ahrefs to establish which countries in the world are most interested in Ether. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBleacherBreaker41 Old Toys That Are Worth More Than Your HouseBleacherBreakerAll Things Auto | Search AdsMost Affordable Camper VansAll Things Auto | Search AdsPast Factory”Waltons” Actress Says Magazine Ended Her CareerPast FactoryDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyBrake For It40 New Features In The 2021 Ford BroncoBrake For ItThe Legacy ReportMan Who Predicted 2020 Crash 45 Days Early Issues Next Major WarningThe Legacy ReportMoneyWise.comMechanics Say You Should Avoid These Cars In 2021  MoneyWise.comLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search AdsBuzzdaily Winners3 Steps To Tell A Slot is Close To Hitting The JackpotBuzzdaily Winners Cryptocurrency is one of the most talked-about investment spaces in recent months and one of the digital coins making the most noise is Ether. Ethereum whatsapp whatsapp “These investors tend to be more cautious in how they manage their life savings: they own physical gold bars and have taken advantage of IBM’s dividend reinvestment program for decades,” he told City A.M. today. “Ether exploded in value over the past year and these days we are noticing high levels of interest from wealthier investors,” said Invezz analyst Jayson Derrick. When it comes to the price of Ether, there is an average of 366,800 online searches a month from Brits specifically checking the price of Ether. Ethereum Also Read: Crypto mania: Is not Bitcoin but Ethereum making the most noise? last_img read more

Lance Mackey withdraws from 2017 Iditarod

first_imgIditarod | Outdoors | SportsLance Mackey withdraws from 2017 IditarodSeptember 27, 2016 by Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media Share:The Iditarod Trail Committee announced Monday that former champion Lance Mackey has withdrawn from the race, citing health reasons.The committee shared the news through its Facebook page, writing Mackey is on a “journey to improving his health.”Mackey is a cancer survivor, and has had difficult time in the last two Iditarods, scratching in 2016 midway through the race.The musher’s four back-to-back wins in both the Iditarod and Yukon Quest make him one of the most elite long distance mushers in the sport’s history.There are currently 54 mushers signed up for the 2017 Iditarod.Share this story:last_img read more

The Bachelor Recap: Season 15, Episode 5

first_imgUncategorizedThe Bachelor Recap: Season 15, Episode 5By Shayna Rose Arnold – February 2, 2011394ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddIt“Ladies,” says Chris Harrison, looking more himself than ever in a simple, untucked button down (what was with that cardigan last week?), “everything is about to change.” And with those six words, the episode is off and running—and so are the women, who wave buh-bye to L.A. and greet Las Vegas with squeals. Except Michelle, who greets Las Vegas with pouts and dirty looks. She’s ready for more girls to go home, she says. She needs the space for her luggage.Brad arrives in Vegas too, and he’s welcomed by a honcho from the Aria who says he is “honored and privileged” to have Brad at the hotel. This is Vegas, so okay, whatever. For his part, Brad’s feeling a bit confused. He’s questioning his relationships (finally!). So he’s happy to “spend a week in Vegas trying to figure some things out.” Ha! Haha! If only Sin + City = Clarity. Also, he wants the women “to feel the energy of the city.”Shawntel N., Let’s End Tonight With a BangBrad’s only one-on-one date this week goes to Shawntel N., who jumps into Brad’s arms when she sees him because that’s like their thing. Shawntel’s never been to Vegas. She’s from Chico, CA, which she vaguely dismisses as a “really small town,” likely offending the 87,712 other people who live there. So for her, going on an unlimited shopping spree at the Forum Shops is a total fantasy. [Ed note: We’re from L.A., population: 4 mil, and we would have died] Shawntel and Brad run around the mall, stopping only to try things on, tell each other how great they look and yell “put it on the counter!” “It was definitely the beginning of something serious with Brad,” Shawntel says of the first half of her date. Like a credit problem.After a quick stop back at the women’s suite where Shawntel and her many purchases make the other women turn green, Shawntel’s off for the second part of her date: a private rooftop dinner and fireworks show with Brad. Over dindin, Shawntel tells Brad about her career as a funeral director/embalmer. She says phrases like “think of all of our orifices,” “vein drain,” “you don’t want leakage,” and “I’m gonna eat while I’m talking,” which makes the champagne bottle chilling at the side of the table so queasy it pops its own cork. But Brad likes getting to know her, and so he offers Shawntel the rose and picks her up to swing her around for the fireworks display.Back at the suite, the women are feeling “stressful.” Or, as Ashley S., who seems to lose five years with every episode, puts it, “I feel like I’m going to pee my pants.”Lets Go Speed DatingFor the group date, Brad takes Jackie, Emily, Lisa, Marissa, Alli, Chantal, Britt and Michelle to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway to drive NASCAR race cars. Everyone is super excited—except Emily, who is politely devastated, and Jackie, who is the only woman sensitive enough to realize what’s actually going on: Emily is being cruelly exploited by the show having a hard time because her late fiancé was a race car driver. Once Emily helps Brad put two and two together, he offers to have everyone leave the track. Which earns him a few points and inspires Emily to let go of her past by facing it head on. She rides around the track for the chance to “start something new with somebody new.”At the after party, Brad pulls Emily aside to tell her that the hole in her life is going to be a hard to fill. Alli then breaks down to Brad because she doesn’t have such a sob story, er, because she doesn’t feel special. God only knows how that’s resolved. In the next clip, Brad is sitting with Chantal, who blurts out that she loves him and that he should take her out of her misery and send her home if he doesn’t have feelings for her too [translation: I downed one too many vodka sodas while you were busy talking with all those other girls!]. There are tears and hugs and hugs and tears but Emily gets the rose. “I don’t care about anything in your past,” Brad tells her. “I care about you.” (!!!)Ashley H. and Ashley S., Come Swing With the King. –Brad.Two Girls, One Rose. One Stays, One Goes. –ChrisIt’s the dreaded two-on-one date, and Brad takes the Ashleys to a rehearsal for Viva ELVIS by Cirque du Soleil where—SURPRISE!—they find out one of them will be performing with Brad in that night’s show. They do their best to act excited/shocked, but its clear both Ashleys watched The Bachelorette last year (hello Ali and Roberto!) It’s also clear, after a few hours of rehearsal, that Ashley S. is having some sort of melt down. “It’s a huge competition with myself,” she says. No honey, it’s a competition with Ashley H., who’s a little unstable and carries around an oversized teddy bear. You could take this one if you tried! Over “dinner” (it’s unclear if there was ever any food on that table), Brad follows his heart and gives the rose to Ashley H. “You’ll make an extraordinary wife,” he says, “but not for me.” It’s been an emotional couple of days, so in the morning Brad calls his therapist, Jamie, who tells him, “Your loyalty is not to any of the girls. It’s to the mission.” They talked for a few more minutes, and Brad claims Jamie said something profound, but I have no idea what it is because I was thinking about missions—missions to Mars, the California missions, The Blues Brothers…Later that night Brad heads over to the women’s suite for a rose ceremony. He talks with Chantal about the same old thing, goes out of his way to make Alli feel “special,” sits as far away from Britt as he can while talking to her, and actually spends his first five minutes with Marissa, who gives him an envelope full of little notes. Then Michelle sits him down and sits on him for some bizarro dominatrix-style brainwashing, which comes across scarier and less sexy than she (we think?) intended. “I think we should go send some girls home now,” she says. “The next time we’re together you can talk.” Luckily, Brad is saved by Chris. It’s time for the rose ceremony.Receives roses: Michelle, Alli, Britt, Jackie, ChantalSays goodbye: Lisa and MarissaSee you next week!  TAGS2011February 2011L.A. CulturePrevious articleNeed a Lift?Next articleStadium Pep RallyShayna Rose Arnold RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORFollow in Pee-wee Herman’s Footsteps Across L.A.What Defines a Successful Immigrant?The Undocumented Immigrants Who Are Redefining ‘American’last_img read more

Homicide investigation underway after missing Florida woman’s body found burning

first_imgAdvertisement Speeder let off with warning donates ticket amount to fund for fallen deputy April 27, 2021 Advertisement Man accused of murder after beating, leaving woman for dead at Sarasota hotel April 22, 2021 TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – The body of a missing Hillsborough County woman in her 30s was found burning in the woods near the Sunshine Skyway bridge Wednesday night.Deputies with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office did not release the woman’s name due to Marsy’s Law, however, they confirmed the victim is connected to a missing person case, NBC affiliate WFLA reports.“It’s unclear at this time when the murder occurred or why it may have occurred so we’re asking all of you to help get this message out,” said Crystal Clark, an HCSO spokesperson.Deputies said the woman worked as a security guard at the Beach Walk apartment complex at 4349 Bayside Village Drive in the Town ‘N’ Country area.   Over 70 men busted in ‘Operation Takedown’ to combat human trafficking April 16, 2021 RELATEDTOPICScenter_img AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments WATCH: Marine units save Florida man from sinking jet ski May 9, 2021 AdvertisementTags: Hillsborough County Sheriff’s OfficeHomicide Advertisementlast_img read more

LIVE: See latest closures and event cancellations ahead ‘blizzard’

first_imgHome News LIVE: See latest closures and event cancellations ahead ‘blizzard’ News Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste Facebook We were inundated with event cancellations and business closure notices.So fair play to you all for that. We have compiled a list below and if we missed anything, please let us know:Bingo – St Mary’s Hall PortlaoiseBingo is cancelled Thursday and Friday. The Portlaoise Parish Lotto Draw will now take place at 3pm in the Parish Centre on Thursday March 1. Please ensure that all tickets are returned to the parish centre before 2.30pm.Brew Cafe – PortlaoiseBrew Cafe will be closed today.Confirmation – StradballyConfirmation in Stradbally is called off on Saturday. It will be rearranged at a later date.Clement Heron Real Estate – PortlaoiseClosed today and tomorrow.Cattle Mart – MountrathThe sale due to take place at the Cattle Mart in Mountrath is cancelled on Thursday.Camross DancingThe Camross monthly dancing, scheduled for this Saturday night, March 2, has been cancelled.Downey’s Centra and garage – PortlaoiseDowney’s Centra will close today at 2pm and will not reopen until 2pm on Friday. The garage will also close at 1pm today.Dunnes Stores – LaoisAll stores closed.Design Options – PortlaoiseDesign Options is closed today.Essential Beauty – PortlaoiseClosed from 2pm today and all day Friday.Fifty Seven Boutique – Portarlington and AthyBoth shops will be closed today and Friday.Flash Harry – The Music of Queen – Kavanagh’s PortlaoiseFlash Harry – The Music of Queen was due to go ahead on Friday night, March 2 in Kavanagh’s Bar in Portlaoise but will now take place on Friday, April 13 instead.FBD Insurance – LaoisClosed Nationwide following the weather.Hughes Pharmacy – PortlaoiseThey will close at 2pm today, Thursday, and will reopen at 2pm on Friday March 2. This is subject to change depending on weather conditions. They will keep you updated on Facebook if there is any – PortlaoiseClosed today and Friday. Will reopen on Saturday.Joe Mallon Motors – Portlaoise Due to current weather conditions they have made the decision to close to protect the safety of our team and customers. they will be following the weather warnings over the next few days and will update on when they will reopen.Junction 15 Teen Disco – The Gandon InnDue to the inclement weather conditions and in the interest of safety the J15 disco due to take place on Friday has been rescheduled for Friday March 16. All tickets purchased for Friday the 2nd of March will be valid for Friday the 16th of March.Lawlor Clinic – PortlaoiseClosed today and will make a decision on Friday in the evening.Leinster Senior Soccer League – All games offTo give early notice and to facilitate clubs and officials making arrangements for the weekend the LSL has decided to call off all fixtures scheduled for this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.Launch of the Mountmellick festival – Druids InnThis was due to take place on Thursday night in the Druids Inn but has been cancelled due to adverse weather conditions. Festival opens on March 9, as scheduled.Laois GAA – A lot of things are offLaois Shopping Centre Championship Draws scheduled for tomorrow evening Thursday 1 March – Postponed – Rescheduled for Thurs 8 March in Laois Shopping Centre at 7pm sharp.Laois GAA All County Clubs Draw scheduled for Friday evening, 2nd. March – Postponed – Rescheduled for next Wednesday evening 7 March in Laois GAA Offices at 8:30pm sharp. (Office will be open from 9am on Monday for return of Tickets)Laois GAA Combined Clubs Members Lotto Draw scheduled for Thursday evening has also been cancelled.Kelly and Palmer Cup Fixtures this Saturday 3 March are also cancelled, with a reschedule date to be confirmed on next Monday.Mulhall’s Supervalu – PortlaoiseMulhall’s Supervalu is closed all day tomorrow and will reopen at 7.30am on Saturday.Midlands Schoolboys/girls League – All matches offDue to the current weather conditions, and with further poor weather expected, the Midlands Schoolboygirls League have made the decision to cancel all fixtures scheduled for this weekend. Also, the coerver training camp on Sunday is off.Mountmellick Credit UnionThis will be closed until Monday 5th of march while clonaslee office will be closed Friday the 2nd of marchMan in Black – Dunamaise Arts CentreThe number one Johnny Cash show, Man in Black, across America in the Dunamaise Arts Centre Portlaoise has been rescheduled for Tuesday March 6.O’Sullivan Mullany’s Pharmacy – PortarlingtonIf anyone is stuck for health care advice or medication today, they will be opened for a short period of time. Call 057 86 23184.Portlaoise Dental – PortlaoisePortlaoise Dental is now closed and will be closed Thursday. They will make a decision about Friday in due course.People First Credit Union – LaoisThese are closed today and tomorrow.Property Partners Buggy – PortlaoiseProperty Partners Buggy Portlaoise is closed Thursday and Friday. Tommy can be contacted on 087 2226833.Permanent TSB – PortlaoisePermanent TSB Portlaoise is closed Thursday. A decision on Friday will be made in due course.Pearson’s Gym – PortlaoisePearson’s will close at 3pm today. A decision on Friday’s opening hours will be made later.Portlaoise Lions Club Chairty book sale – PortlaoiseThe Portlaiose Lions Club annual charity book sale in the Laois Shopping Centre on Friday 2 and Saturday 3 of March 2018, from 10am to 5pm each day has been deferred until a later date. No new date has been announced.St. Vincent de Paul Shop Will be closed today and tomorrow if you need our assistance please phone the helpline number 087 765 5793 the line is extremely busy so please leave message and they will get back to you.St. Peter and Paul’s Church –  Portlaoise In line with the weather warning, we will close at 3pm today and reopen on Saturday, March 3rd for 10am Mass, conditions permitting.Swimming lessons – Portarlington Leisure CentrePortarlington Leisure Centre has cancelled all scheduled swimming lessons and fitness classes for this coming Thursday (March 1) and the early morning on Friday (March 2).The East End Hotel – PortarlingtonIs closed.Telford’s – Portlaoise and MountrathTelfords Portlaoise closing at 2pm today (Electrical is not open at all).  Telfords Mountrath closing at 1pm today. Both Branches will remain Closed Friday morning. Updates on Telfords page as to what time we will re-open tomorrow. No deliveries until at least Monday.Treacy’s Bar and Restaurant – The HeathTreacy’s bar & restaurant on The Heath will be closed tomorrow and Friday.SEE ALSO – In Pictures: Snow turns Laois into a winter wonderland Pinterest Council Pinterest WhatsApp By Alan Hartnett – 1st March 2018 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebookcenter_img Previous articleCancelled Stradbally Confirmation has been refixedNext articleThe show must go on as popular radio programme is broadcast from the bed Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. WhatsApp Twitter LIVE: See latest closures and event cancellations ahead ‘blizzard’ Community Twitter All the closures From 4pm today, Laois will be under a Red Alert as blizzard conditions sweep in.They are saying that this storm will be like nothing many of us have ever seen before.And yesterday, we put a call out to you our readers to let us know of any events that have been cancelled. TAGSRed AlertSnow Rugby Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squadlast_img read more

Laois festival has been saved after strong show of community support

first_img Community Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Twitter Pinterest Laois festival has been saved after strong show of community support Community Facebook TAGSFestival of the Mountain center_img Previous articleDeadman’s Dash back running for its sixth year this weekendNext articleWATCH: Abbeyleix GAA launch €20K drop fundraiser Siun Lennonún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Home News Community Laois festival has been saved after strong show of community support NewsCommunity The spokesperson said: “It really would be a shame if it didn’t go ahead.“It is a brilliant occasion and is always so well attended.”Ideas, ideasA follow up meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 30 to move forward with plans for the festival.Anyone with an idea for a stall, game or promotion of any kind should attend the meeting.Last year’s festival was opened by the 2017 Laois Rose Maeve Dunne and Rock on Paddy entertained the crowds. Queen and King of the Mountain, Most Glamorous Granny and Bonny Baby were also crowned.The first Festival of the Mountain took place on Sunday 26 August 1962 and was organised by the late PP Thomas Kennedy.A date has not yet been confirmed for this year’s festival.SEE ALSO – Visually impaired Portlaoise student finished third in first wrestling tournament WhatsApp The Festival of the Mountain has been saved after the communities rallied together to support the annual festival in Rosenallis when it became known that it could come to an end this year.The 56 year old festival had low turnout at meetings to organise the event but when the organising committee called on the community for support, people answered.A spokesperson for the Rosenallis Development Association/Festival of the Mountain committee confirmed to LaoisToday that meetings had been taking place to decided the fate of the festival. By Siun Lennon – 24th May 2018 Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Rugby WhatsApplast_img read more

Remember the Game: Sarsfields deny Timahoe to win historic first title in 2008

first_img 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Twitter Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Pinterest Pinterest Twitter GAA GAA Remember the Game: Sarsfields deny Timahoe to win historic first title in 2008 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Home Sport GAA Remember the Game: Sarsfields deny Timahoe to win historic first title in… SportGAALadies FootballWe Are LaoisRemember the Gamecenter_img By LaoisToday Reporter – 6th September 2019 GAA Previous articleDeaths in Laois – Friday, September 6, 2019Next article28th annual Luggacurren 10k Road Race all set to go this weekend LaoisToday Reporter .SEE ALSO – Laois club football championship fixtures hit by All Ireland final replaySEE ALSO – Check out our Remember the Game series here Sarsfield’s celebrate after winning their first Ladies Senior Football Final at O’Moore Park in 2008.Picture: Alf Harvey. Brought to you in association with the Manhattan MixerSarsfields 1-10 Timahoe 0-62008 Laois Ladies SFC FinalThe ladies footballers from Sarsfields may be the dominant force in Laois now – but a little over a decade ago they were growing increasingly frustrated as they struggled to clinch a breakthrough win.They were beaten in the final in 2006 after a replay by Shanahoe in a novel final and then by a point by Timahoe in 2007.When you added in replays and the loss in their first final appearance in 2003, it meant that when the 2008 final came around they had been in four finals in the previous five years and won none of them.That all changed in September 2008 when they turned the tables on Timahoe to lift the trophy for the first time.A somewhat fortuitous Tracey Lawlor goal helped Sarsfields to a 1-5 to 0-4 lead at the break and they kicked on in the second half to eventually win by seven points.Sarsfields would later go on to win the Leinster title that winter and though Timahoe would bounce back to beat them in the next two finals in what was a massive rivalry, Sarsfields got the upper hand again in 2011.Timahoe won it back again in 2012 but Sarsfields have won each of the last six titles. In all they’ve played in the last 13 finals with eight titles in all to their name.This Sunday in Crettyard the two clubs lock horns once again in the final.Here, though, we look back on that 2008 decider and Alf Harvey’s images from then will bring many memories flooding back for those involved.SCORERS – Sarsfields: Tracey Lawlor 1-4 (0-2 frees), Ciara O’Loughlin 0-2, Claire Conlon, Aileen O’Loughlin, Emma McEvoy and Olwyn Farrell 0-1 each. Timahoe: Martina Dunne 0-3, Mary Casey, Angela Casey (free) and Ann Marie Kelly 0-1 eachSARSFIELDS: Lisa Guinane; Amy Grehan, Mags McEvoy, Jenny McEvoy; Alison McEvoy, Lorraine Muckian, Grace Weston; Olwyn Farrell, Aileen O’Loughlin; Emma McEvoy, Ciara O’Loughlin, Rosemarie Bermingham; Claire Conlon, Tracey Lawlor, Rachel Williams. Subs: Fiona Whelan for Farrell, Carol Hughes for Bermingham, Emer O’Loughlin for ConlonTIMAHOE: Bernie Deegan; Grainne Dunne (junior), Anna Connolly, Martina Cahill; Alison Hooban, Grainne Dunne (senior), Maggie Murphy; Mary Casey, Angela Casey; Martina Dunne, Aisling Quigley, Shona Barry; Ann Marie Kelly, Gemma O’Connor, Elizabeth Cahill. Subs: Sarah Quigley for E Cahill, Louise Dunne for G Dunne (junior). WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Facebook TAGS2008SarsfieldsSarsfields v TimahoeTimahoe last_img read more

Time for U.S. banks to streamline: Fitch

first_img The regulators recent rejection of big U.S. banks’ plans for resolving themselves in the event of failure, known as “living wills,” ratchets up the pressure on the banks to simplify their businesses, suggests Fitch Ratings. In a new report, the rating agency says that the U.S. Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) rejected the banks’ proposed living wills for various reasons, including overly complex legal structures, inflexible termination rights in contracts, inadequate continuity plans, and a lack of preparedness to produce timely information. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Related news Fed plays limited role in assessing climate risks for banks Keywords Banking industry,  U.S.Companies Fitch Ratings James Langton center_img Canadian banks to focus on growth, spending and buybacks after strong second quarter “Essentially, the regulators’ views mean that the size and opacity of these banks needs to be improved before any orderly wind-down could be achieved,” it says. “The sweeping nature of the negative feedback signals that the assumptions behind how complex, large banks are resolved, as well as their business models and organizational structures, remain under attack.” Fitch says that it believes that the banks proposed their living wills under a presumption that their existing business models are not changing. But they will now face increased pressure to simplify their structures, it suggests. “Banks will need to make assumptions regarding resolution more reasonable and demonstrate an ability to provide the requisite information needed for resolution. Moreover, it may prompt banks to further simplify their legal entity structure,” it says. While these efforts could be costly, and may represent a credit negative over the short term, Fitch says that, if successful, reductions in size and complexity could be a positive for large banks. Nevertheless, Fitch notes that the problem of banks that are “too big to fail” (TBTF) remains a tricky one. “This regulatory rebuke highlights the difficulties four years after the enactment of Dodd-Frank in solving the problem of TBTF banks,” Fitch says, noting that this is not just a U.S. issue. “While it is difficult to say if TBTF can be solved, large banks have considerably further ground to cover in providing regulators wider abilities to sidestep taxpayer-funded situations,” it concludes. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media TD getting new head of private wealth, financial planninglast_img read more

TSX, loonie down sharply as oil price drops

first_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Keywords Marketwatch Toronto stock market dips on weakness in the energy and financials sectors The TSX posted a triple-digit decline Thursday as a fall in the price of oil and fears of European volatility dragged down markets worldwide. The Toronto stock market’s S&P/TSX composite index was down 135.29 points to 15,019.39, with declines in every subsector of the market. The Dow Jones industrial average was dropped 170.69 points at 17,905.58, the Nasdaq index fell 40.11 points to 5,059.12, and the S&P 500 slid 18.23 points to 2,095.84. Luciano Orengo, portfolio manager at Manulife Asset Management, said news stories from Europe signalling volatility and the continuing efforts of the OPEC oil cartel to keep prices low are affecting both Canadian markets and the rest of the world. “The headlines are not positive,” he said. “The market is really like a hot air balloon. You really need to keep pumping it to keep it going up. Now the air that’s coming into the balloon is cooling down.” Dragging the market lower were mining and metals stocks, which dropped 2.3%, and the utilities sector, which lost 2%. The TSX energy sector also weakened, down 1.4%, as the July crude contract ended $1.64 lower at US$58.00 a barrel. August gold fell $9.70 to US$1,175.20 an ounce. The loonie was also down, dropping 0.33 of a U.S. cent to 79.97 cents. Orengo said the performance of the Canadian dollar is closely tied to oil prices because of the importance of the country’s commodity exports. He said the market’s expectations for Friday’s OPEC meeting were that the group, which accounts for about one-third of global oil production, would keep production high in order to maintain lower prices. “When oil’s down, it’s negative for the Canadian dollar,” he said. “Whatever comes out of that meeting tomorrow, it won’t bode well for oil prices because the status quo is most likely to prevail.” The International Monetary Fund announced Thursday that Greece has exercised its option to bundle together four payments it has to make in June into one at the end of the month, avoiding a Friday deadline for the first of the payments. Orengo said the decision added more uncertainty to the European stock markets, which in turn added to instability in North American equities. On Wednesday, European Central Bank president Mario Draghi said investors should be prepared for increased volatility in the euro zone, which Orengo said was a signal central banks are less interested in shoring up asset values. “Overall the news isn’t supportive of a continuing upwards trajectory for the markets,” Orengo said. TSX gets lift from financials, U.S. markets rise to highest since Marchcenter_img S&P/TSX composite hits highest close since March on strength of financials sector Peter Henderson Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Related newslast_img read more