DERRY CITY OFFER BARRY MCNAMEE TWO-YEAR DEAL

first_imgBarry McNamee has been offered a two-year contract at Derry City, but may be tempted to move elsewhere.Derry City have offered influential midfielder Barry McNamee a two-year contract in the hope the Ramelton man decides to stay at the Brandywell. McNamee is being courted by several other League of Ireland clubs with both Sligo Rovers and St Patrick’s Athletic keen to acquire the services of the talented central midfielder.McNamee was left out of Peter Hutton’s starting XI for the Ford FAI Cup Final at the Aviva Stadium last month. It was reported at that time that McNamee wasn’t fit to start the final, however when he was introduced as a second-half substitute he showed no signs of any injury and delivered a quality performance.It’s since been reported that he was fit to start the final, and his nose has been put out of joint at the decision to drop.Manager Peter Hutton is desperate to hold on to McNamee and have offered him a two-year deal in the hope he’ll commit to Derry for the next two years.Hutton said, “Barry has been one of our most consistent players this season and while a groin injury certainly didn’t help him before the cup final, he’s been a superb young professional. “He’s a quality player, a big favourite at the Brandywell and having already spoken to him, he wishes to sit back and have a look at his options before making a decision.However, with St Patrick’s Athletic and Sligo Rovers on the hunt for his services McNamee may opt to leave the club over the coming weeks.His brother Tony McNamee has recently signed for Finn Harps, after a spell at Irish League club Glenavon didn’t work out.Ollie Horgan would certainly love to add McNamee to his playing panel for the forthcoming season.However, it’s very unlikely McNamee would want to drop down a division, plus Harps probably wouldn’t have the budget to tempt him to Finn Park. DERRY CITY OFFER BARRY MCNAMEE TWO-YEAR DEAL was last modified: November 21st, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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)Tags:Barry McNameeDerry City FCHome-page Sportnewssoccerlast_img read more

Picture Special: Celebration as Donegal ETB hosts sixth annual awards

first_imgDonegal ETB hosted its sixth annual awards ceremony in the Radisson Hotel, Letterkenny last night in front of a huge turnout. The thirty-four entries showcased the creativity and innovation taking place in ETB schools, centres and Further Education and Training (FET) Service programmes across the county.The judges had a tough job assessing the entries which were competing for an award in five categories: Arts, Culture, Heritage and Irish Language; Further Education and Training; Healthy Living and Wellbeing; Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Donegal ETB Director of Schools, Dr Martin Gormley said: “The projects presented here today are a testament to the excellent teaching and learning taking place every day in our schools, centres and programmes.“This day is all about ‘We’ – We Are Donegal ETB, a family, and every project is a winner here today.”All entrants received a certificate of achievement from Donegal ETB Chief Executive Anne McHugh and the winners received a plaque to mark their win. The category winners were:Arts, Culture, Heritage and the Irish LanguageCrana College: Cultural Heritage Storybook ProjectFinn Valley College: To the Fallen: Songs and Poems of WW1Gairmscoil Mhic Diarmada: Letterkenny & Burtonport Railway Extension BookletFurther Education and TrainingLetterkenny Training Centre: Facebook Video Promo CampaignFET Centre, Donegal Town: Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)Learning for Living, Inishowen: Make Yourself at HomeHealthy Living and WellbeingDeele College: Deele’ing with your WellbeingFET Centre, Donegal Town: A Healthier YouCrana College: Green WeekInnovation, Creativity and EntrepreneurshipGairmscoil Mhic Diarmada: Wild Atlantic Water Safety for KidsMagh Ene College: Wild Atlantic DressingGairmscoil Chú Uladh: Tóin The TheolaíScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Magh Ene College: Mi-Wi-Fi: An investigation into the high-frequency EM interference between Microwave Ovens and Wi-FiAbbey Vocational School: Rubik’s Cube SolverColáiste Ailigh: Staidéar ar cén glúin in Éirinn atá is gníomhach agus is eolach faoi athrú aeráideDonegal ETB Chief Executive Anne McHugh noted, ‘Looking around at all the entries today, it’s safe to say that the future of our county is in really good hands. It’s just fantastic the way the students and learners are well able to speak and present their projects. They are so innovative and they are re all prize winners.’The awards also included a wonderful singing performance by students from Gairmscoil Chú Uladh.Picture Special: Celebration as Donegal ETB hosts sixth annual awards was last modified: March 22nd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)Tags:Donegal ETBlast_img read more

Insurance companies breaking law by not reporting suspected fraud cases – Doherty

first_imgInsurance companies have been accused of breaking the law by failing to report suspected fraudulent cases to gardaí.Sinn Féin finance spokesman Pearse Doherty told the companies they have a legal obligation to report suspicions of fraud, or they could face up to three years in prison.The accusations were made as representatives of Aviva, Zurich and AIG appeared before the Finance Committee. The companies were asked to detail the percentage of claims they dealt with that were fraudulent.John Farrell, head of claims at Aviva, said: “In terms of the personal injuries that we receive, approximately one in five would give rise to fraudulent claims.”He told the committee that Aviva reported about one in five suspected fraudulent claims to gardaí.Declan O’Rourke, general manager at AIG, said that out of 2,500 personal injury cases, 18% were flagged as suspicious, with 10 reported to gardaí and one leading to a conviction in court. Anthony Brennan, chief executive of Zurich, said his company had 2,700 injury claims last year, and 100 were investigated. He added that only four were reported to gardaí.Mr Brennan added: “Our fraud savings from those cases were roughly €15m, which is 6% or 7% of the total premium income.”Mr Doherty replied: “I don’t understand because you’ve got a situation where an insurance company didn’t pay out on claims that were made because you believe they were fraudulent. Only four of them were reported to the gardaí.“How does that sit with Section 19 of the Criminal Justice Act, where you are under an obligation, personally, and as a company, to report suspicions of fraud to the gardaí, and failure to do so could result in up to three years imprisonment?“There is a legal obligation on insurance companies to report suspicions of fraud. “Your company has determined that there were 100 fraudulent claims made in 2018 and 96% of them you haven’t passed that information to the gardaí.Mr Farrell told the committee that in the last three years, Aviva has reported more than 500 cases to gardaí that were suspected fraudulent cases.He told the committee there is a “very real compo culture” in Ireland.The Government has faced calls to tackle the impact of rising insurance premiums and fraudulent claims. The Judicial Council Bill is expected to allow judges to recalculate damages and produce guidelines on personal injury payouts.The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission – the country’s competition watchdog – is also to carry out a major review into public liability insurance costs.Mr O’Rourke also told the committee that Ireland has had “significantly higher” personal injury awards by its courts than other European jurisdictions, with awards for minor injuries on average 4.4 times higher than the UK.He added: “Claims awards and legal costs make up the majority of insurance premiums and this is a key factor in the cost of insurance in Ireland.“The higher awards arise from a combination of factors, including the relatively high award levels for personal injury claims set out in the ‘Book of Quantum’, inconsistency of awards made by the courts, combined with a time-consuming and costly appeal process.”Aviva chief executive John Quinlan said the problems faced by the insurance market became a consumer issue from 2015.He said this arose from significant increases in customer premiums for certain segments of the market and significantly reduced availability.He added: “The business sector experienced an additional challenge in that Aviva, and indeed most of the domestic insurers, reduced capacity for certain segments of the market, for example leisure, and these were replaced primarily by UK-based insurers.“Business customers face an additional challenge – the excessive award levels have created a ‘compo culture’ that is significantly impacting the liability market in Ireland.”Mr Brennan said: “We believe this continued rise in claims costs and volatility has been the key driver of increased insurance premiums and reduced availability of cover in certain lines across the Irish market.“We cannot get away from the fact that the single biggest input into our calculation of insurance premiums is the cost of claims, insurers transfer the risk and costs of claims and we share it across our portfolio.”Insurance companies breaking law by not reporting suspected fraud cases – Doherty was last modified: October 4th, 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)Tags:claimsdonegalinsurance companieslawPearse Dohertylast_img read more

Giants can’t measure up against Dodgers, Bochy’s farewell all that’s left

first_imgClick here if you have trouble viewing this gallery in your mobile device. SAN FRANCISCO — There go the Los Angeles Dodgers, barreling toward the postseason on the heels of securing their seventh straight National League West crown.There go the San Francisco Giants, reminding Bruce Bochy of why he made his decision to retire in the first place.In their penultimate meeting of the regular season on Saturday, the Dodgers and left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu silenced the Giants and an underachieving …last_img

Despite the Rumors, RickRolling Isn’t Dead

first_imgDramatic headlines cried out overnight that RickRolling was dead. The original Rick Astley video with more than 30 million views has been pulled from YouTube due to copyright violation. In fact, however, YouTube appears to have simply moved the video to Vevo, its music video website in partnership with Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and EMI. “Never Going to Give You Up” is published under the RCA record label, which is a property of Sony. Originating on outlaw web forum 4chan and leading to a Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade appearance by Astley 20 years after the song was released, RickRolling isn’t dead – it’s just safe now, in the official copyright friendly section of YouTube. Update: A YouTube spokesperson has now said that pulling the video was done on mistake.RIckRolling, the phenomenon, only remained outside the official boundaries of copyright for less than 3 years. The user account that uploaded the video to YouTube where it saw 30 million + views though, named cotter548, has now been suspended. Hardly a warm thanks from the company for a user that facilitated one of the most-referenced reasons to visit the website – that’s just hitting below the belt.Meanwhile the official version on Vevo already has more than 22 million views as well. RickRolling may not be dead, but it’s probably over being cool. Here at ReadWriteWeb we’ve moved on to other things anyway. Like Pickle Surprise. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… marshall kirkpatrickcenter_img Tags:#news#web#YouTube A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Arvinder Singh Lovely rejoins Congress

first_imgFormer Delhi Congress president Arvinder Singh Lovely, who had switched over to the BJP in April last year, rejoined the Congress party on Saturday in the presence of the party’s Delhi in-charge P.C. Chacko and the present chief of Delhi Congress Ajay Maken Before the photo opportunity at the 24 Akbar Road headquarters of the Congress party, Mr. Lovely met party president Rahul Gandhi at his residence. He told the media that “he had left the party in pain”. I was an ideological misfitThough he didn’t elaborate, it was well known that he left because of his differences with Mr. Maken, who had replaced him [Mr. Lovely] as the party’s Delhi unit chief. “I was an ideological misfit in the BJP,” said Mr. Lovely during the brief interaction with the media after his re-induction into the Congress. His one time mentor and Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said that she is happy at Mr. Lovely’s homecoming.The development comes barely a couple of days after Mr. Maken and Ms. Dikshit addressed a joint press conference against the AAP government’s third anniversary in Delhi in an effort to show a picture of unity.The Delhi unit of the Congress has witnessed factionalism with both Ms. Dikshit and Mr. Maken openly blaming each other for the party’s debacle in the 2015 Assembly election where it didn’t win a single seat.last_img read more

Princeton Review ranks Rice No 1 for best quality of life

first_imgAddThis ShareCONTACT: David RuthPHONE: 713-348-6327E-MAIL: druth@rice.eduPrinceton Review ranks Rice No. 1 for ‘best quality of life’Rice University ranks No. 1 nationally for “best quality of life” in the newly released 2010 edition of Princeton Review’s popular guidebook “The Best 371 Colleges.”Long DescriptionBased on its survey of 122,000 students attending the 371 colleges in the book, Rice also ranked:No. 8 for “happiest students”No. 11 for “lots of race/class interaction”No. 19 for “great financial aid”Robert Franek, Princeton Review’s vice president for publishing and author of “The Best 371 Colleges,” said, “We commend Rice University for its outstanding academics, which is the primary criteria for our choice of schools for the book. We make our choices based on institutional data we gather about schools, feedback from students attending them, and input from our staff who visit hundreds of colleges a year. We also value the opinions and suggestions of our 23-member National College Counselor Advisory Board, and independent college counselors we hear from yearlong.” The guide provides rankings for 62 categories and publishes the top 20 colleges in each category.The rankings for quality of life are based on students’ assessment of food on- and off-campus, dorm comfort, campus beauty, ease of getting around campus, relationship with the local community, campus safety, the surrounding area, interaction between students, friendliness and happiness of the student body and smoothness with which the school is administered. Rice has consistently ranked in the top 10 of this category over the past several years.In its 2010 profile of Rice, the Princeton Review quotes Rice students directly from their survey responses. Among them are some candid comments:“Rice University is dedicated to its students, whether in the classroom through providing top-notch professors who are approachable … or just around campus by catering to students’ professed real needs and desires” by an administration that is “extremely sensitive to students’ needs and concerns.”The residential college system “ensures a lot of mixing among different majors, races, interests and geographic origins. People are similar enough and smart enough and have enough converging interests to make good friends with each other.”Rice’s residential system is “great because it gives you another family and allows you to get to know everyone in your college.”Of the rankings, Rice President David Leebron said, ”We are a genuine community where every individual feels that theymatter, and they do. This is alsoabout the quality of our campus, and it’s about having a campus withall the trees and open, green space in the heart of a major city wherestudents can enjoy the best of urban living.  Mostly, though, Ricereceived that ranking from our students because they know that everystudent matters.”Student Association President Patrick McAnaney said the honor reflects Rice’s commitment to the undergraduate experience. ”This recognition is a strong testament to Rice’s continued commitment to the undergraduate experience, from the residential colleges to our unique relationships with faculty and staff members,” he said. ”The diverse factors considered in this ranking show how well-rounded the Rice experience is, a trend I expect will continue for many years.”To download Princeton Review’s “The Best 371 Colleges” seal, go to http://www.rice.edu/nationalmedia/images/371seal.To download Princeton Review’s “The Best 371 Colleges” guide cover, go to http://www.rice.edu/nationalmedia/images/371cover.To read Rice’s complete profile, visit www.princetonreview.com.last_img read more