Hello. This article is an on-site version of our FirstFT newsletter. Sign up for our Asia, Europe/Africa or Americas edition to get it delivered straight to your inbox every weekday morning The EU will require derivatives traders to use accounts at the bloc’s clearing houses for some of their trades as part of plans to …

BACK in 2002 I was working in Belfast and as the World Cup approached it became a difficult place for a Corkman to reside. it wasn’t because of old score animosities, the mockery of which was aimed my way on occasion only to be met with withering return fire. The difficulties were created by Roy …

The government’s fiscal strategy for next year is appropriate, according to the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council (IFAC), but it has stepped up its warnings about the need to prepare for longer-term – and largely unavoidable – pressures on expenses. The aging of the population and the need to spend massively to combat climate change will …

22/11/2022 SUNY Cortland’s Office of International Programs recently announced the winners of its Fall 2022 Photo Contest. A total of 26 student photos were recognized in five categories, with more than 400 votes cast by members of the campus community for the popular choice photos. The submissions represented overseas experiences as well as domestic travel. …

Ireland may consider itself “neutral”, but the restrictions imposed on certain Irish TDs by Russia tell the real story. We align ourselves more and more with EU position and all that that entails, including closer ties with NATO. Instead of going with the EU, can we listen to the words of Ukrainian peace activist Yurii …

Paschal Donohoe has presented his candidacy for a second term as President of the Eurogroup of Finance Ministers. He was first elected to the position for a two-and-a-half-year term in July 2020. His current term expires on January 13, with a vote on the new leader scheduled for December 5. Minister Donohoe’s candidacy comes ahead …

Published: Sat 19 Nov 2022, 08:45 Last update: Sat 19 Nov 2022, 09:38 Damian Spellman, PA Callum Robinson has challenged the Republic of Ireland to ensure they head into their dreaded Euro 2024 qualifier against France on the back of a win. Ireland had been hoping to emerge from their double friendly against Norway and …

A slight decline is not a description often applied to Ireland’s continually contentious, vexing, unfair and undersupplied property market, but it is where it stands according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office. This week, the CSO released its monthly house price index which showed residential property prices rose on an annual basis …

Aldi has defended its 2022 Christmas advert after the Irish Advertising Authority received a number of complaints about it. he German supermarket chain released the animated ad last week, but it has been criticized by some members of the public who say parts of it are inappropriate. The same way Macaulay Culkin was overlooked in …

Connect union members working in water utilities have voted overwhelmingly in favor of industrial action if the government fails to meet commitments made to their terms and conditions of employment. A ballot of members employed in local government water services, which was counted last night, resulted in a majority of more than 96 per cent …

Greencastle Community Center’s Grow project is breaking the mold of mental health service delivery in Inishowen. Designed and delivered by Michaela McDaid Ecotherapy, this innovative product the course emphasized connecting with nature and community, and was a huge Hit. Participants did not need a diagnosis, referral, or financial means to participate. The only stipulation was …

Mr. Teo Eng Dih, Chief Executive of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), attended a ceremony officially marking the transfer of management of the revolving fund committee from Malaysia to Singapore. Created in 1981 to combat oil pollution in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore, according to the MPA press release. The Revolving …

Forming a new independent body to oversee the hospitality sector is among the key recommendations in a new report on working conditions and skills shortages in the region by the Joint Committee on Tourism, Culture , arts, sports and media. Committee members also called for measures to improve wages and conditions in the sector, changes …

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called Sunday’s bombing in central Istanbul a “treacherous attack” and said “those responsible will be punished”. His comment follows the arrest of a woman suspected of deploying the bomb and 45 other people believed to have been involved. Six people were killed and more than 80 injured in the attack. …

On a football pitch in a park in central London, the Sisterhood Football Club, a team of Muslim women, make a substitution. “Your hijab, tuck it in. It can’t get in your way,” shouts a teammate as the substitute continues to run. Despite the afternoon heat, all of the Sisterhood players are dressed head to …

Quinn will become the fifth Republic player to win 100 international caps Louise Quinn will captain the Republic of Ireland as she earns her 100th international cap in Monday’s friendly against Morocco in Marbella. Vera Pauw’s side are playing the game as part of their preparations for next summer’s World Cup final. Birmingham defender Quinn, …

Campaigners have urged the government to reflect on the country’s own history of famine as they call for more action to help countries facing food shortages exacerbated by climate change. Activists held a protest outside statues of the Irish Famine Memorial in Dublin on the World Day of Climate Action. The action was organized as …

Doctors have estimated that one in 12 children are now on waiting lists for various types of treatment based on the latest hospital data. Figures also show that the number of people waiting for surgery in hospitals rose by more than 500 between September and October despite funding being given to the problem. In total, …

The financial and meteorological communities came together at COP27 to discuss how to fill gaps in weather and climate data and how to use climate data for more effective economic policies. “Climate data is economic data,” said Mari Pangestu, Managing Director for Development Policy and Partnerships, World Bank Group. This was echoed by Bo Li, …

GARTH Brooks fans can see the country sensation perform in Las Vegas next year – but his gigs will clash with U2’s Sin City run. The two mega stars are suspending their tours next year in favor of residencies in Nevada. 5 Bono and co are planning 12 shows, every Friday and Saturday evening over …

United Auto attorney Stacy Blank told appeals judges that Brinkema properly dismissed Davidson’s case under the “plain language” of the law. The asset protection secured loan was secured by the car and was intended to finance it, Blank said. “This [GAP] is a core function of auto lending,” Blank said. Congress didn’t say the car …

Presentation Castleisland Secondary School recently organized a traditional music session for teenagers as part of the Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival which takes place every year in the town. he school’s music department wanted to give their students the opportunity to experience a traditional session and learn how tunes and tunes can be passed down …

REGULATIONS introduced by the UK government to order comprehensive abortion services in Northern Ireland are legally invalid, the Court of Appeal has been told. The lawyer for a pro-life group also claimed that subsequent amendments cannot rehabilitate legislation that has been deemed a “corpse”. Earlier this year the High Court ruled the Secretary of State …

With funding from the Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon ​​Policing Community Safety Partnership, the Banbridge Neighborhood Policing Team ran the project at Dromore Town Hall for two days over the half term break, in partnership with Dromore High School and JR Magill Cycles.Nicholas Woods, Banbridge Neighborhood Police Sergeant said, “This project has provided young people with …

Norman Robson, from Doagh, near Ballyclare in County Antrim, was elected following the company’s recent AGM in Stirling. Norman becomes the third member of the Robson family to serve as president of the BSCS, his father Billy serving as president in 1985-86 and 1999-2000; and his brother Michael who held the position between 2011 and …

The writer is United States Ambassador to the Court of St James It’s an important time for the UK, which means it’s an important time for the United States and the relationship between our two countries. As Prime Minister Rishi Sunak debuts in Issue 10, President Joe Biden and I send America’s congratulations. Now begins …

Pep Guardiola says his passion for Manchester City is constantly fueled by players and fans. With his contract expiring at the end of the season, his remarks will encourage the club that he can soon extend his brilliant spell as manager of the reigning champions. Guardiola hailed his side’s latest victory over Fulham on Saturday …

PUBLIC support for Sinn Féin has dropped for the first time in more than eight months, a new poll reveals as the party gathers for its ard fheis in Dublin this weekend. Mary Lou McDonald’s party is still by far the most popular in the country, its support dropping three points to 34%, according to …

Published: Sat 5 Nov 2022, 10:21 AM Meath Local Sports Partnership (LSP) are delighted to announce the return of our hugely successful Community Sports Coaching Programme. The goal of the Community Sports Coaching Program is to develop the skills of community leaders, coaches and club representatives through education and training, including the following qualifications: National …

On October 30, the first phase of an “80 million euro border management programme” was signed between the EU and Egypt during a visit to Cairo by the European Commissioner for Neighborhood and enlargement, Olivér Várhelyi. The funding will help Egypt’s border and coast guards, Reuters news agency reported, while providing for “the purchase of …

Exorbitant fees We’ve all heard of bank robbers, but that term has a double meaning. There are people robbing banks, and then there are banks robbing people. I was at the Ward Parkway mall last week and needed $20 cash. I went to an ATM, followed the procedure and got my $20. The machine charged …

The West Ham youngster carved out a small slice of European history with a 3-0 victory over Romanian side FCSB in Bucharest. Two goals from Pablo Fornals and a deflected effort from teenage debutant Divin Mubama saw the Hammers, already through to the Europa Conference League Round of 16, become the first side in the …

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Office, Simon Murray, has dismissed the former Speaker of the Assembly’s claim that forcing Unionists to pay a hefty £1,300 citizenship fee and taking a UK living test in order to obtain British citizenship if they were born in the 26 counties after Ireland left the British Commonwealth …

At this year’s Web Summit, the First Lady of Ukraine, Olena Zelenska, called for technology leaders to help Ukraine and, in doing so, help make the world a safer place. Speaking at the event which kicked off in Lisbon on Tuesday, Ms Zelenska told delegates about the mental health crisis in Ukraine following the war …

Ireland has announced plans to bring 16 Irish Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to India for their Education Field Fairs in Cities in November 2022, according to an official statement. According to her, in Delhi, the fair is scheduled to be held on November 19, followed by four other major cities: Pune on November 20, Mumbai …

Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United complete their Europa League group with a visit to Real Sociedad this week. Here’s everything you need to know about the game. Where and when? The game takes place at Anoeta Stadium with kick off at 5.45pm on Thursday. Where can I watch the game? The game will be shown …

Click Energy has confirmed that domestic customers will benefit from a price reduction of 54.72% from November 1, 2022. The supplier is the smallest of five electricity providers for households in Northern Ireland and the price drop follows a 28.2% rise since the start of October. It follows the UK government’s announcement of the Energy …

Community theater is too often a downfall – a shorthand for bad theater and a way for those working in the professional arena to distance themselves from the lives they might have had if not for a bit of luck. This attitude ignores the real benefits of community theater. The theater is just the pretext …

left to right: John McCarthy, Operations and Commercial Services Manager, Ireland West Airport, Maura Murphy, Age Friendly Program Manager, Mayo County Council, Seamus Weir, Cathaoirleach, Mayo County Council, Marie Flanagan, Chair, Older Peoples Council Mayo, Sr Maureen Lally, Senior Friendly Ambassador Mayo, Kevin Kelly, CEO, County Council Mayo Knock Ireland West Airport and Shannon Airport …

Ireland will land in Brisbane today expecting to find much better weather for Monday’s clash against Australia in the T20 World Cup after seeing their third Group 1 game against Afghanistan abandoned without a ball played in Melbourne. Persistent rain throughout the day at the MCG also prevented the much-anticipated game between Australia and England …

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New28.10.2212:15 p.m. by Tim Clark Housing delivery across Northern Ireland is being hampered by the country’s lack of formal government, the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has warned. Image: Getty dividing lines Housing delivery in Northern Ireland is hampered by lack of formal government, CIH warns #UKhousing The lack of a functional executive in Stormont …

BARNEVELD — Unity Hall will once again host nationally renowned master illusionist Leon Etienne for a free performance of “Magic Rocks!” at 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 29. The highly acclaimed hit show has amazed and entertained audiences around the world. Etienne, from Utica, has been recognized and awarded for his appearances in “America’s Got …

The country can “stretch” further and take in more Ukrainians and others seeking international protection, despite current pressures on the system, the Taoiseach said. Speaking at the Women in Agriculture conference in Trim, Co Meath on Thursday, MIcheál Martin defended the state’s response to date and said there had been no ‘lack of capacity’ in …

Rishi Sunak was elected leader of the Conservative Party and became the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Great Britain plus Northern Ireland). This follows the incredibly brief and tumultuous tenure of ill-fated Prime Minister Liz Truss. Sunak is a promising choice and the process by which he was selected is reassuring. Conservative MPs …

Employees’ rights to request remote work are expected to be strengthened following a review of the new bills by the department of Tánaiste Leo Varadkar. he Irish Independent learned that key elements of the upcoming work from home legislation, drawn up earlier this year, are being revised. Employers may have less reason to refuse work …

Governments are still prioritizing the use of fossil fuels despite the severe damage to people’s health from climate change, a major new report has warned. The Lancet Countdown, an annual assessment of climate change and health, warns that the majority of governments surveyed do indeed subsidize fossil fuels – to the tune of $400 billion …

Calls have been made to scale up a pilot project that will give pupils access to specialist counselors at a post-primary level. The government has announced that it will invest 5 million euros in piloting a psychological support program for primary school children. However, a secondary teachers’ union said there was no ‘logic’ in not …

SOUTH PLIAGE, Ind. – The Irish wrap up their home portion of the regular season schedule at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Oct. 25 in a midweek matchup against Michigan for Senior Night. The Senior Night ceremony will take place before the competition. The match will be televised on ACCN. NOTRE DAME vs. MICHIGANLocation: South …

Paul Nagle’s impressive career as a World Rally Championship co-driver came to an end today as he and driver Craig Breen finished ninth overall on Rally Catalunya in Spain. At the end of Saturday’s competition, the Irish duo were a stone’s throw from first place in seventh place, but they couldn’t follow that momentum over …

Northern Ireland Minister Steve Baker has warned that eurosceptics will “implode the government” if the current policy on the protocol is not continued. r Baker was speaking on Sky’s Sophy Ridge on Sunday after declaring his public support for potential Tory leadership candidate Rishi Sunak. The Minister said he believed Mr Sunak would become the …

After a grueling ocean journey to Boston, a train carried 300 land-poor Irish immigrants to St. Paul in 1883. They came from the Connemara region on the west coast of Ireland, where the last famine had left them in bad state. “Their appearance was indeed miserable in the extreme, each one was ill-dressed for this …

Minutes after learning about her side’s journey to the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, Canadian coach Bev Priestman was watching the draw in depth. Minutes after learning about her side’s journey to the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, Canadian coach Bev Priestman was watching the draw in depth. The seventh-seeded Canadians avoided some of the …

Newry and Armagh DUP MP William Irwin has said the processes involved in upholding the Northern Ireland Protocol place a “significant financial burden on farmers” which he considers “unacceptable and unconstitutional”. Mr Irwin commented: “It is simply unacceptable for a farmer to be subjected to the ridiculous checks, paperwork and financial burdens associated with re-identifying …

Adidas AG has warned that unsold stock is piling up as consumer demand weakens in China and Western markets, prompting another profit warning from the sneaker maker. The German company lowered its operating margin forecast this year to 4% from 7% and also reduced its sales forecast. Shares of the company fell 8.5% to a …

Angler Seamus O’Neill has been fishing in western Conamara for almost 30 years. Wild Atlantic salmon, a species of fish with legendary status on this island, has always been abundant in the Dawros River. But the number of salmon returning upstream to spawn has dropped dramatically in recent years. “Nearly 20 years ago we had …

The Cancer Fund for Children (CFFC) and the Katie Nugent Fund have joined forces to launch a new cancer support service for children across Ireland diagnosed with cancer and their families. Announcing the new roles, from left to right, Kim Murray, Cancer Fund for Children’s Cancer Support Specialist, Neil Symington, Director of Cancer Fund for …

After nine months of traveling through 17 countries, mostly in Latin America, I have seen and heard countless things you would hardly believe. I also learned a lot about Ireland and how unusual we are. Sometimes you have to step away to get perspective on your home. It quickly became apparent that Ireland is an …

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Eurozone bond yields reversed course on Tuesday in focus on the European Central Bank’s interest rate policy, while the Bank of England (BoE) said a report that it could delay the start of quantitative tightening was incorrect. The BoE said it had not decided to delay the start of its government bond sales, known as …

morning view It remains to be seen whether this action will be enough to save the Prime Minister, Liz Truss. If the markets calm down and the economy stabilizes, it will be following her reversals on the flagship policies that she wanted to define her leadership. None of this uncertainty and instability at Westminster is …

Analysis of data from phase 3 studies in UIu and UIc to assess the relevance of a positive urine culture in patients without clinical symptoms after being treated for a UTI New data on the efficacy of sulopenem in an animal model of anthrax DUBLIN, Ireland and CHICAGO, Oct. 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Iterum …

The decision to introduce AIPZ to Northern Ireland follows the confirmation of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 in samples taken from captive birds at the Castle Espie Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT), Strangford Lough. There have been multiple detections of HPAI H5N1 in wild birds across the UK, with cases of the H5N1 strain …

The leader of Britain’s biggest union has warned that the biggest national strike by NHS workers since the early 1980s could hit the health service this winter if ministers ignore calls to match wages with inflation. Christina McAnea, general secretary of Unison, said the union would vote 406,000 members into the NHS across England, Wales …

The Irish have the second highest level of car dependency among EU citizens, according to the results of a new EU-wide survey. A study carried out on behalf of the European Commission found that 76% of Irish people use a car as their main mode of transport on a typical day, an increase of 8 …

Up to 400 forestry jobs are at risk this winter due to what the industry has described as an “unacceptable” delay in releasing details of a new government payment scheme. So says the sector’s leading industry body group, which has accused the agriculture ministry of being “permanently underachieving” when it comes to its management of …

Editor, Gavan Becton accepting the award on behalf of the Meath Chronicle from Andrew Algeo, CEO of the National Lottery and Declan Maguire, Chairman of Local Ireland. Published: Sat Oct 15, 2022 8:19 PM Last update: Sat, Oct 15, 2022, 8:20 PM It was a special evening for the Chronicle of Meath at the 7th …

The Irish College of General Practitioners said extending free medical care to an additional 400,000 patients in the 2023 budget could result in more than 640,000 additional consultations each year. He said most GP practices in urban and rural Ireland are unable to accept new patients, against a “growing workforce and workload crisis”. The group …

Small business owners in the e-commerce and retail sectors have faced delivery delays since the start of the pandemic. But you can take steps today to improve the process and ease the pressure on your business. In this article, we explain how long you can expect shipping to take, why so many shipments are delayed, …

UK Finance Minister Kwasi Kwarteng paid the price for the chaos unleashed by his mini-budget when he was sacked by Liz Truss. The Chancellor returned early from International Monetary Fund talks in Washington on Friday to be briefed on his fate during a brief meeting with the Prime Minister. close British Prime Minister Liz Truss …

Infrastructure Minister John O’Dowd traveled to West Belfast to discuss a range of road and traffic issues in the area. During his visit, the Minister met with community members and elected officials at a number of sites to hear their concerns firsthand and discuss potential actions. This included a visit to the junction of McKinstry …

School dental screening services for children here are “virtually non-existent”, the Irish Dental Association said, with backlogs of nearly a decade in some parts of the country. He said children who should have three checks in primary school are now not seen until the fourth year of secondary school, and some then face numerous extractions …

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Irish people reduced their spending and social activities in September, according to the latest report on credit and debit card spending from the Bank of Ireland. UB’s spending fell 28% in September. Eating out was also off the agenda for many, with restaurant spending falling by more than a fifth during the month. Consumers also …

Pai Rathaya talks to an actor as he prepares for the show. Photo by Shamim Malekmian. On Thursday evening, Pai Rathaya sat on her knees on the floor between rows of theater chairs, gazing at the set she had designed. For Animalsa modern version of George Orwell farm animalwritten and directed by Louise White, Rathaya’s …

Forest schools are outdoor learning areas, where children learn first-hand about the outdoors and nature. The project was piloted and funded by the charity Friends of Parkview. Past President Kevin Ryan explained, “The school is blessed with great staff who are constantly coming up with new ideas to help the children. The concept of the …

Fate animates these Celtic cousins, disappointments too. They are united by a determination to avenge recent heartbreak, to forge new ground for a sport still largely ignored in their home countries. Something must be dividing them tonight, perhaps after two hours of drudgery, the macabre torture of penalties even. Yet even then, though one may …

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Policyholders of a leading insurance company are waiting for a financial boost worth almost a thousand euros. he 93,000 people who have old Royal Liver, Caledonian Life and some Irish Life policies are expected to get an average €900 top-up to their policies, if the plan is approved. They will have access to this money …

IRISH shoppers are buying clothes made from cotton produced by forced labor in China, human rights groups have warned. Several well-known fashion and sports brands are named in documents presented to the Revenue Commissioners in recent days. The groups have called on Revenue to impose a comprehensive ban on imports of cotton products from China’s …

There is no community as strong as Creeslough, a memorial service for the 10 victims who died in an explosion in the village heard. Local priest Fr John Joe Duffy hailed a major rescue effort over the past two days as “unprecedented in measure” during the service at St Michael’s Church. Hundreds of people, including …

Irish MEPs Mick Wallace and Clare Daly voted against a European Parliament resolution condemning Russia’s escalation of war against Ukraine. However, MPs backed sections of the resolution that condemned Russia’s actions in Ukraine. The resolution condemned the recent referendums in the Russian-occupied parts of eastern Ukraine, which served as a pretext for Vladimir Putin to …

Q I misjudged a flood on the road on my way home in the dark after work the other day. The flood was much deeper than I expected and my car got stuck in the water. There was significant damage to my car and it could be write-off. Will my car insurance cover the cost …

The longtime companion of a woman who died of Covid-19 has lost a High Court challenge against the Welfare Minister’s refusal to grant him a widower’s pension. In his judgment, Judge Mark Heslin said while he had enormous sympathy for John O’Meara – whose partner of over 20 years, Michelle Batey, died on January 31, …

The Irish government is working with Kyiv authorities and Rory Mason’s family to bring home the remains of the Irishman killed in action in Ukraine. The 23-year-old Dunboyne native was killed last week while serving with the International Legion in Defense of Ukraine in the Kharkiv region. Meanwhile, the government is also involved in helping …

GAA’s new media rights agreement with the Independent Broadcasters of Ireland (IBI) is expected to have major implications for community radio and online broadcasters. The 2022-27 deal would have given exclusive live commentary rights to IBI members, preventing others from documenting games in real time. Community stations and social media platforms covering live club matches …

An Irishman who fought in the war in Ukraine said he ‘should have died three or four times’ after being wounded on the front line in Kharkiv. Brian Meagher, who traveled to Ukraine in May, is fighting on the front lines in the east of the country. The Co Meath man said he was fighting …

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A football fan who gave the Nazi salute during the Australian Cup final in Sydney has been banned for life from all games sanctioned by Football Australia (FA), the national governing body announced today. sport. A had promised strong action in response to the behavior of some fans in the crowd of 16,000 who saw …

Ireland is riddled with “a high level of racism and hate”, the Seanad said as the government was urged to ensure that proposed hate crime legislation will apply to public officials and local authorities. Independent Senator Eileen Flynn made the call as she also welcomed media attention to criticism of public comments by a Fianna …

Recent comments about Minneapolis police suggest add more font or forge a court order demanding that multiple government and community entities enter into a compact to “achieve racial justice and equity, reduce crime, increase safety for all, and build trust throughout our community.” The first approach is too narrow; the second is too vague and …

Ireland spends less than 36 other developed countries on its education system, when spending is measured as part of the countries gross domestic product (GDP), according to a new OECD report. An annual education report from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development found that Ireland spends 3.2% of its GDP on education, which is …

The events of the past few weeks are not as dramatic as when the pound sterling was forced out of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM), but without the aggressive intervention of the Bank of England, the situation could have turned extremely bad. Following the introduction of a mini budget with a package of tax …

The Citizens’ Assembly voted for a powerful, directly elected mayor for Dublin, with sweeping powers in areas ranging from housing to healthcare, transport to the environment. Today’s round of polls paves the way for the people of Dublin to elect a mayor who can push through transformational initiatives in the capital, like London’s Sadiq Khan …

A Taoiseach Micheál Martin pictured at the funding announcement under the Shared Island Local Authority Development Funding Scheme in Cavan yesterday Three new projects under the North West City Region initiative have received funding. Donegal County Council and Derry City and Strabane District Council will work together on a cross-border basis to showcase a number …

Kenneth Bearden, Butte College Education Association Kenneth Bearden has been teaching English and social studies and working in the community college system for 22 years. He has held several leadership positions on campus, including serving on the Academic Senate, the Curriculum Committee, and the Accreditation Leadership Team. Statewide, Bearden has worked on statewide Academic Senate …

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, almost a fifth of the population, including more than 100,000 children, lived below the poverty line. There is no denying that the recent spike in food and fuel prices has had a detrimental effect on those who are already struggling, and the fact that one in 14 households …

Citi Prestige credit cardholders are entitled to deluxe options for restaurants, golf driving ranges, traveler’s insurance and a limited supply of coupons from Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Department Store (新光三越百貨) of a worth NT$18,000 each. As the COVID-19 pandemic subsides, Citibank Taiwan Ltd (台灣花旗) has unveiled traveler benefit packages with Citi Prestige, the bank announced in …

Bundee Aki’s absence not only cost his side a chance of victory last weekend, but the return of three Springboks for the Bulls to the formidable Loftus tomorrow night shows how much he will miss him this week too. Last season’s URC runners-up Ake White’s side will be bolstered by the return of in-form Springboks …

Government backbenchers have increasingly criticized the levy announced in the budget on the sale of concrete products to help defray the cost of repairing homes affected by mica. The move was announced by Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe on Tuesday and is expected to bring in €80million a year, but Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael backbenchers …