Armed Garda squads to be deployed at Border

first_imgArmed Gardaí are set to be posted at the Border to deal with the threat of terrorist violence after Brexit.Extra personnel are being deployed to four Border divisions, including Donegal, to deal with the fallout of the UK dropping out of the EU.The Irish Independent reports that gardaí are being trained to provide 24-hour armed service in the region. At the same time, it is believed that 70 new recruits graduating from Templemore this Friday will be sent to police the Border. The potential threat of dissident attacks, criminal gangs and increased asylum seekers have all been cited as the reason behind increased security.The movements of suspected republican dissidents are currently under surveillance by Garda Special Branch patrols.Donegal is currently served by an armed support unit based out of Ballyshannon, while there have been calls for a second elite squad in the county this year to improve response times.For more, see:  Armed Garda squads to be deployed at Border was last modified: March 6th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)last_img read more

Live updates: Warriors vs. Timberwolves, Monday at 7:30 p.m.

first_imgJoin us for live news and analysis Monday at 7:30 p.m. when the streaking Warriors take on the Minnesota Timberwolves at Oracle Arena.The Warriors (18-9) will finally get their fourth All-Star, Draymond Green, back in the lineup. Green, who has missed the past 11 games with a sprained right toe, is expected to return after an absence which saw Golden State go just 6-5 without him.The defensive stalwart will come in handy against the Timberwolves, who boast the scoring talents of …last_img

South African businesswomen of the year saluted

first_img8 September 2015They were paragons of excellence and determination, said Nolitha Fakude in speaking about the winners and finalists of the third annual Businesswomen of the Year Awards.Fakude, the executive director and executive vice-president of strategy and sustainability at Sasol, was one of the speakers at the awards, which were organised by the Businesswomen’s Association of South Africa (Bwasa). Sasol, the international integrated energy and chemicals company, was this year’s sponsor of the awards.The awards were held to recognise the leadership and contribution of South African businesswomen to the economy, country and greater business community, Bwasa said. They were handed out at a ceremony held in Sandton, Johannesburg on 3 September.Nosipho Siwisa-Damasane, of Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT); Lee Den Hond, of Blue Platinum Events; and Tembela Kulu, Gauteng provincial manager of Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa), won in the corporate, entrepreneur and government categories, respectively.Siwisa-Damasane is the first female chief executive officer of RBCT, an operation that is dependent on rail logistics and port marine services. It works closely with Transnet Freight Rail and Transnet National Port Operation. In November 2014, she received the Institute of People Management CEO of the Year award.Kulu, the Gauteng provincial manager of Prasa, was previously the public affairs manager at Metrorail’s Cape Town branch. She was also the spokeswoman for Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi during her term as minister of public service.Den Hond founded the events company, Blue Platinum Events, 15 years ago. She is also an inspirational speaker and athlete, and has completed four full Ironman endurance events.Fakude called on women to actively seek to play a role in developing a new generation of female leaders. Sasol recognised that it was through harnessing diversity that the company could deliver on its strategic objectives and create sustainable value.Farzanah Mall, the national president of Bwasa, told Business Times that too often women did not take the time to celebrate themselves. “What we sometimes also forget is that success is achieved only as a collective,” she said.“Celebrating yourself is a healthy habit,” she advised women. “Reflecting on what you’ve achieved is not only a way to fight self-doubt, but to gain clarity around how you have used your time and energy, paving the way for better future decision-making.“For every step taken, every crisis averted, every smile brought about, every tear you wiped, for every triumph big or small – my fellow women, I salute you and I celebrate you,” said Mall.Keynote speaker at the event, former Malawian president Dr Joyce Banda shared a personal message of support and inspiration with the three winners. Having overcome many of the challenges facing women in a male-dominated political arena, she noted how women from all spheres of life were being called to step up with courage, compassion and integrity – and drive much needed change across the country and continent.“The advancement and recognition of women continues to be an integral part of my work, and, as such, the role and efforts of advocacy institutions like BWASA resonate with me immensely. I salute and thank each of you for your passion, purpose and contribution,” she said.Before entering politics, Banda was the founder of the Joyce Banda Foundation, the National Association of Business Women, Young Women Leaders Network and the Hunger Project.In 2014, Forbes named President Banda the 40th most powerful woman in the world and the most powerful woman in Africa.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

10 months agoSolskjaer on hefty bonuses at Man Utd

first_imgSolskjaer on hefty bonuses at Man Utdby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is on hefty bonuses if he can lead the team to success.Solskjaer is on-loan at United from Molde.And the Mirror says according to sources in Norway, Solskjaer will be in the money if he delivers silverware or qualifies for Europe.He is earning £1m, but qualification for either the Champions League or Europa League will net him a seven-figure bonus, while winning a cup will earn a £1m payday.However, should he become the next permanent boss at Old Trafford Molde are set to benefit to the tune of £8m in a managerial transfer fee. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

25 days agoLiverpool manager Klopp to add to backroom staff

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool manager Klopp to add to backroom staffby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is set to add another member to his backroom staff.According to the London Evening Standard, Porto coach Vitor Matos is close to joining the Anfield club.The Portuguese will take on the responsibility of closing the gap between the academy and the first-team.It was the role previously held by Pep Lijnders before he was promoted following the departure of Zeljko Buvac.Matos previously worked alongside Lijnders at Porto.The 31-year-old enjoyed a two-year stint in China sandwiched in between spells at the Primeira Liga club. last_img

8 days agoMan Utd teenager Williams signs new contract

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Man Utd teenager Williams signs new contractby Freddie Taylor8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United have tied down Brandon Williams to a new contract.The promising teenager was impressive on debut in the Europa League draw with AZ Alkmaar last month.The new deal will keep him at United until June 2022, with the option to extend for a further year.Speaking after the AZ result, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was full of praise for the young fullback.”You won’t see a better full debut from a full back anywhere,” the Red Devils coach said.”The boy is just going to improve and improve. He’s got the right mentality. I’m very pleased for him.” last_img

Louisville Commit G.G. Robinson Says It’s “Messed Up’ That The Cardinals Pulled Their Offer From Matt Colburn

first_imgThe bad side of college football recruiting was showcased by Louisville Monday night, as the Cardinals pulled their scholarship offer from commit Matt Colburn, less than two days before National Signing Day. Bobby Petrino’s program received some serious criticism from recruiting analysts following the news, including this rant from a writer that called for all South Carolina high school players to boycott Louisville. Even a Cardinals’ commit thinks Louisville was rough on Colburn, a three-star running back out of Irmo, South Carolina. G.G. Robinson, a three-star defensive end committed to Petrino’s program, tweeted the following Tuesday morning. Man what Louisville did to my boy Matt was messed up….. That’s awful— GG (@GGRobinson85) February 3, 2015What Louisville did isn’t unheard of, but doing it less than 48 hours before National Signing Day seems fairly classless. The Cardinals’ 2015 class ranks No. 31 in the country by 247 Sports’ Team Rankings.last_img read more

Cincinnati Apparel Company Has Hysterical New Ohio State Shirt Featuring Depressed Michigan Fan

first_imgOhio State Buckeye fans doing the "O-H-I-O" chant.COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 27: Ohio State Buckeyes fans cheer on their team against the Minnesota Golden Gophers on September 27, 2008 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Michigan State fans are not the only ones delerious with joy after Michigan’s last play collapse on Saturday. Ohio State fans aren’t afraid to revel in any loss by the “Team Up North.” “Cincy Shirts,” an Ohio apparel company, printed a new shirt called “The Disappointment Up North” after the game, featuring the depressed Michigan fan that went viral after the Wolverines’ loss. It is pretty perfect.Sorry folks, but we had to! Depressed Michigan Fan shirt now available!Get yours here –> by Cincy Shirts on Saturday, October 17, 2015The shirts are available for order at We expect a few Buckeye fans will be interested in them.[]last_img read more

The Friday news briefing An ataglance survey of some top stories

first_imgHighlights from the news file for Friday, Nov. 3———LIBERALS MAKE SOME PROGRESS ON MEETING ELECTION PROMISES: This weekend marks two years since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s cabinet was sworn in. Letters he sent his ministers outlining their tasks provide a way of seeing how many campaign promises his government has met. The government has met promises like restoring the long-form census, welcoming 25,000 Syrian refugees and creating the Canada Child Benefit. Work on balancing the books continues.———UN REFUGEES CZAR LOOKS TO CANADA TO DO MORE: The UN High Commissioner for Refugees says Canada has good credentials on helping refugees, but hopes it can do more. Filippo Grandi said on Friday that Canada can enhance its reputation by ramping up resettlement programs to help share the burden with countries facing an influx of refugees needing a new home. He is due to meet federal officials on Monday.———RAE TO BRIEF PM ON CRISIS IN MYANMAR: Canada’s special envoy for the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar will brief Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on his findings at next week’s APEC summit in Vietnam. Bob Rae is touring a part of Bangadesh where 600,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar since a security crackdown have sought shelter. Rae is trying to arrange a meeting with Myanmar’s military leaders, who are being blamed for what some have called the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims.———CANADA SLAPS A HOST OF SANCTIONS ON DOZENS OF INDIVIDUALS: Canada has announced dozens of sanctions as it highlights corruption and rights abuses in Russia, Venezuela and South Sudan. Among those hit with sanctions, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. It’s the first use of a new law passed last month that allows for sanctions against individuals who the federal government holds responsible for, or complicit in, gross violations of human rights or acts of corruption.———MOST CANADIANS FALL BACK THIS WEEKEND: Canadians in most parts of the country will move back their clocks an hour, but there are signs many people across the continent are fed up with moving their timepieces ahead one hour in the spring — losing an hour of sleep — and then turning them back in the fall. For example, the Alberta legislature rejected proposed legislation saying the change would pose too many difficulties for businesses. For the most part, Saskatchewan residents have never changed their clocks.———THE CBC’S OVERHAULED FLAGSHIP NEWSCAST UNVEILED MONDAY: One of the new hosts of CBC’s The National says they hope to show how a late night national newscast can still be relevant to Canadians. Ian Hanomansing is sharing the anchor duties along with senior correspondent Adrienne Arsenault, “Power & Politics” host Rosemary Barton, and Vancouver local news host Andrew Chang. Hanomansing and Arsenault will be largely based in Toronto, Barton will remain in Ottawa, and Chang will be in Vancouver, but each will do field and feature reporting and may be in different cities from time to time, giving “The National” a different look every night.———ALBERTA’S PREMIER CALLS FOR REGULATORS TO CLEAR THE WAY FOR PIPELINE EXPANSION: Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is calling on the National Energy Board to quickly remove roadblocks on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project in British Columbia. The City of Burnaby has not issued the permits to allow Kinder Morgan to expand its pipeline from Alberta. Notley is backing the company’s call for the NEB to act.———AMAZON BEEFING UP PRESENCE IN VANCOUVER: Amazon is opening another corporate office in Vancouver that will house an additional 1,000 workers. It’s not the highly sought-after second headquarters that has attracted the attention of communities and governments across North America. Amazon’s first Vancouver office was opened in 2015, which now employs more than 1,000 people, mostly software development engineers.———FIRST NATIONS GROUP DISAPPOINTED RCMP CLEARED IN SASKATCHEWAN CASE: The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations says First Nations representation is needed in reviews about how police deal with Indigenous peoples. The federation is expressing disappointment that RCMP officers have been cleared of mistreating the family of an Indigenous man who was shot to death on a Saskatchewan farm. The RCMP said the allegations couldn’t be supported. The family has accused police of being insensitive, searching the home of the victim’s mother without permission and asking her if she’d been drinking.———DATA DETAILS HOW CLINTON CAMPAIGN EMAILS WERE STOLEN: Thousands of lines of raw data associated with the theft of Hillary Clinton campaign emails show how the Russia-linked hackers dodged strict security measures to pull it off. Minute-by-minute logs gathered by cybersecurity company Secureworks and recently shared with The Associated Press tell the tale. It took the hackers just over a week of work to zero in on and penetrate the personal Gmail account of campaign chairman John Podesta.———last_img read more