New system for fining speeding motorists presented to Cabinet today

first_img Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ New system for fining speeding motorists presented to Cabinet today WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Pinterest WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A new system for fining motorists caught speeding will be presented to Cabinet today.It would see people charged a higher amount the more they’re over the limit.So someone caught 10 kilometres an hour over will get 2 penalty points and an 80 euro fine.But a driver 30 kilometres over would get 6 points on their licence and a 200 euro fine.According to the Irish Times, Transport Minister Shane Ross will also propose an 80 euro fine and automatic penalty points for any driver who doesn’t have their licence to hand if they’re pulled over by Gardai. Previous articleMLA hits out at major cake bill by civil servantsNext articleTwo men arrested following Newtowncunningham break in News Highland Facebook Homepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – December 11, 2018 last_img read more

Free PCs enable Delta staff to log on at home

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Free PCs enable Delta staff to log on at homeOn 10 Oct 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. US-based Delta Air Lines is offering staff virtually free PCs to use at home in a bid to aid HR communication.HR director for Europe, Laura Butcher, said giving staff home PCs with Internet access for a nominal monthly charge would help HR get information through to staff via the company intranet.She said, “They will look at the intranet when it is convenient rather than when they are busy at work. They are more likely to look at information about career advancement and benefits when they are at home.”Delta’s British and European staff will be offered a PC with Internet access, a printer and keyboard for a small monthly fee. US employees pay $12 (£8.20).Butcher said the scheme will be up and running in this country by the beginning of 2001 for its 450 British employees as well as a further 550 employees based elsewhere in Europe.By Helen Rowelast_img read more

The latest boozy bakery products

first_imgA range of new festive bakery products have been launched using branded alcohol from culinary alcohol supplier, Thomas Lowndes – part of Beam Global Spirits and Wine. Tesco are now using Courvoisier VS Cognac for the first time in its Finest Mince Pie range, including its Tesco Finest 12 Mini Mince Pies and Tesco Finest 6 Standard Mince Pies, which also contain sultanas, walnuts, lemon and orange peel and almonds. Asda’s Extra Special Christmas Cake range, manufactured by Finsbury Food Group, now also features Courvoisier VS Cognac. “The addition of a well-known brand like Courvoisier gives the product something special that consumers have come to expect at Christmas,” said Ellie Procter, seasonal cake buyer at Asda. “Tradition is still a huge part of Christmas cake purchase and a cake without alcohol is just not the same.” Grand Marnier has been added to McVities’ Christmas Cranberry, Orange and Grand Marnier cake and Marks & Spencer has also used it in its Mini Christmas Puddings. Other new products include a new Christmas Melt in the Middle, from the Serious Food Company, with Courvoisier VS Cognac and a Mincemeat & Grand Marnier Topped Orange Sponge Pudding from Waitrose.Mark Riley, sales director, Beam Global Spirits and Wine, remarked that the general feeling is that consumers will still spend on luxury items this Christmas, despite the economic downturn.last_img read more

National Mini and Pre-Cadet Table Tennis Championships rescheduled to next month

first_imgEXAMINATIONS and venue constraints among other variables have forced the Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) to reschedule its national Mini and Pre-Cadet Table Tennis Championships to next month. Information from the association indicates that the three-day event will now be held July 5-7 at Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.The championships (Mini Cadet U-11 and Pre-Cadet U-13) were previously scheduled for this weekend.After several calls by parents to the association, who indicated that they were worried that the event would encroach on their children’s end of term exam preparations, the association decided to postpone the event.In a statement, the GTTA said: “We wish to apologise for any inconvenience caused”.last_img read more

Inmate files claim over jail rioting

first_imgA Los Angeles County jail inmate filed a claim Monday stating that his throat was cut during recent race riots because sheriff’s deputies failed to segregate Latino and black inmates in his unit. The claim by Juan Jose Aragon is the first in a large number expected to be filed by inmates injured in the February riots. In recent meetings, the Board of Supervisors has expressed concerns that many inmates could sue the county, costing taxpayers millions of dollars. Aragon could not be reached for comment. A claim is normally filed prior to a lawsuit. In his claim, Aragon, 34, alleges that deputies segregated other units, but failed to segregate his after the riots at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic. He maintains that his throat was cut during a riot that broke out as he slept. Aragon had been arrested in January by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on unspecified felony charges, officials said. Sheriff’s Correctional Services Division Chief Marc Klugman said he hadn’t seen the claim, but said the Sheriff’s Department does not operate a segregated jail system. “What we did was segregate those individuals that were involved in the initial rioting,” Klugman said. “If more rioting occurred, and it appeared additional segregation was required, that’s what we did. “But segregation is a bad option. It creates more problems than it resolves and that’s why we quickly as possible reintegrated the entire population.” Since the rioting that left two inmates dead and more than 150 injured, Klugman said he has embarked on a plan to fix long-standing problems in the jails by moving female inmates out of the Twin Towers Correctional Facility so high-security male inmates can be incarcerated there. “We’re on track to do the things we planned and are hopeful that will alleviate most of the future problems,” he said. [email protected] (213) 974-8985 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

JSE pushes Africa investment

first_img5 April 2012 As appetite for investment in the continent continues to grow, the JSE is implementing a new Africa strategy, migrating the companies listed on its Africa board to its main board and diversifying the instrument range it offers to African investors. The JSE said in a statement on Monday that African companies will be allowed to list directly on its main board and AltX smaller cap board from mid-year, as Africa’s largest stock exchange moves to position itself as a more attractive proposition for African listings. Included in its new offering will depository receipts and a broader range of exchange traded funds and debt instruments. Since its launch in 2009, the JSE’s Africa board has managed to attract only two successful listings: Botswana’s Wilderness Holdings, an ecotourism company, and Trustco Group Holdings, a Namibian-based microinsurance and microfinance company. However, the JSE said, it had found that companies wanted to be ranked with their sector peers, something the Africa board did not allow.‘The Africa strategy’ There were other reasons why it felt the time was right for a strategic shift. “First, the October 2011 announcement by National Treasury that companies previously viewed as foreign listings would in future be treated as domestic makes it easier for South Africans to invest in JSE-listed African stocks – that makes capital raising by foreign companies easier,” the JSE said. Second, the JSE had developed good relations with several stock exchanges on the continent. Third, investment flows into the continent’s markets and the number of funds focused on the region were increasing as investors searched for high returns in previously unexplored emerging markets. “All of this means that there is an opportunity for the JSE to work with these exchanges and various development institutions to build capacity on the continent,” said Siobhan Cleary, director of strategy and public policy at the JSE. “It also gives the JSE the opportunity to evolve its Africa strategy. “This has meant looking critically at what issuers – companies, governments and others – from the rest of the continent are looking for, and aligning their needs with the JSE’s objectives.” Diversifying the instrument range Nathan Mintah, chairman of the JSE’s Africa advisory committee, said the evolution in the JSE’s strategy was “a step in the right direction in the quest to increase capital flows into the rest of Africa”. “Offering issuers and investors the ‘whole JSE’ market platform for access to instruments across the capital structure in equities, mezzanine, and fixed income, combined with the JSE’s liquidity, will clearly benefit all stakeholders and serve as a catalyst for product innovation in areas such as exchange traded products for the rest of Africa.” The JSE is also working at diversifying the instrument range it offers investors from the rest of the continent. The bourse currently offers four interest rate instruments from the rest of the continent, as well as an African exchange traded product, Cleary said, but would be giving increased focus to listing further debt and quasi-equity products.Depository receipts “These will also include depository receipts (DRs), which are traded like shares and offer investors the same economic, corporate and voting rights as holding underlying shares directly.” DRs enable issuers to reach investors located outside their home markets while reducing the risk of cross-border investment. They would provide a way for African companies to raise capital on the JSE without requiring a secondary listing, Cleary said. “DRs are applicable for African companies regardless of whether they have an existing listing on an African exchange or any other exchange. Freely traded in South African rands, this will allow African companies to market themselves to both South African and international investors.” Previously, the Africa board only catered for main board listings. Smaller and medium-sized companies from the rest of Africa fulfilling AltX criteria will from now on be encouraged to list. “The JSE’s existing African offering includes 12 African companies,” said Cleary. “In future, there will be no differentiation (for listing purposes) between African and non-African companies. “For equities, this will mean that we will list the companies on the main board or AltX as applicable. We will also actively market and profile the African companies that are already listed.” The JSE said it believed that its approach provided a workable solution to the sometimes complex issue of investment on the continent, while also contributing to the development of markets within their own economies. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more