Twitter Homepage BannerNews Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituary Notices Wednesday June 6thNext articleCockhill Celtic beat Letterkenny Rovers to win USL title again News Highland WhatsApp By News Highland – June 6, 2018 Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Pinterest Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Anglo Irish Bank’s former CEO David Drumm has been found guilty of taking part in a € 7.2bn conspiracy to defraud investors and depositors.He was also found guilty of false accounting in December 2008 by furnishing incorrect information to the market about the strength of Anglo’s deposits.In a statement this evening, Donegal TD and Sinn Fein Finance Spopkesperson Pearse Doherty welcomed the conviction, saying after 10 years, the Irish people are finally seeing some justice delivered.The prosecution described multi-million euro circular transactions between Anglo Irish Bank and Irish Life & Permanent in Sept 2008 as “a massive con” designed to trick investors, depositors and lenders about the strength of the former bank.David Drumm was accused of calling the shots and of conspiring with others to defraud. “The others” being Anglo’s former Finance Director Willie McAteer, its one-time head of Capital Markets John Bowe and the former head of IL&P Denis Casey, all of whom were convicted of the same conspiracy charge two years ago.Mr. Drumm accepted the transactions took place but denied they were fraudulent or dishonest. The jury disagreed after ten and a half hours of deliberations, thereby bringing the curtain down on an 87-day trial.The 51year old sat in the dock with his legs crossed and arms folded. His left hand appeared to be shaking as the verdicts came in.He has been remanded on continuing bail ahead of his sentence hearing which is due to take place in a fortnight. Twitter Doherty welcomes conviction of David Drumm on fraud charges Facebook WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows
Green New Deal sets goals for climateThe Green New Deal charts a way for our future. Without it, or something like it, we have no goal to work towards. Maybe we can’t accomplish it all by a certain date. But if we don’t start soon, we have no chance at all. Officials who deny climate change are not being honest with you and they aren’t protecting your best interests.They are thinking about their donors, many from the fossil-fuel industry, who want us to continue burning coal, oil and gas until the planet has no chance at all. If people aren’t aware of what is coming, they can’t protect themselves, their families or their property. We need strong, intelligent leaders at all levels of government to inform and challenge us. Climate change is a very scary issue. I agree, I’d rather not think about it either.But I can’t ignore it because reality smacks me in the face when we talk to our family in Alaska, where the climate is warming twice as fast as predicted.Ask your children what they are learning about climate change in school and how they feel about their future. They will have to live with the choices we make now. Take some time to read Bill McKibben’s new book “Falter,” James Hansen’s book, “Storms of My Grandchildren,” and Fred Pearce’s, “With Speed and Violence.”Those are among hundreds of books about climate change that will knock your socks off about the reality of desertification, climate refugees, melting permafrost, rising seas, storms and fires.We should have done something sooner, but we’d better do something now. We need a Green New Deal.Florence CarnahanSchenectady Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionFocus commitment to the environmentWe must put a sharp focus on the need for government at all levels to incentivize good energy practices, regulate energy efficiency and discourage greenhouse gas emissions.New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) offers municipalities a broad variety of programs: • The Clean Energy Communities program provides no-match grants to help fund municipal projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. • Community Choice Aggregation allows municipalities to negotiate with clean energy suppliers for bulk purchase of low-cost renewable electricity for all customers in their jurisdiction (with opt-out provisions).• Other NYSERDA programs promote clean transportation, rooftop solar, community solar farms and more.Other efforts governments can promote: • Energy efficiency investments in buildings for heating and cooling systems, LED lighting, updated hot water heaters and kitchen appliances. Nearly 40 percent of United States’ energy demand comes from operating buildings. • Sustainable agriculture methods to sequester CO2 and reduce CO2 and methane emissions. • Healthful, Earth-friendly nutrition and dietary practices. Governments can pass legislation to commit to renewable energy goals, to stop initiating fossil fuel projects, to transition to zero emission transportation and heating and cooling of buildings, and to create new, equitable green sector employment opportunities. State legislators have proposed AB 3565, the New York Off Fossil Fuels Act to implement these policies.Let’s press our representatives for commitments like these in all of our communities.Amy Lauterbach PokornyBerne Ship immigrants to New York CityAs a Texan who summers in New York, I think I have a solution to the illegal immigrant problem that is costing us so much in social services here in Texas.Let’s see, the cheapest bus ticket from El Paso to the port authority New York City costs $162. We are on pace to get 1 million illegal immigrants this year.So moving them from El Paso to New York City (a sanctuary city whose mayor says they want them) would only cost $162 million. That’s less than the $181 million we plan to give El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala in 2019.Eureka, I have solved the problem and saved money.Cut all the money to those countries (ostensibly to improve living conditions there, which obviously hasn’t worked), ship the illegal immigrants to New York City and save United States taxpayers $19 million.William MalecFredericksburg, Texas The writer is a Galway summer resident.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusCuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccine
For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Wriddhiman Saha will undergo a surgery on his shoulder in Manchester at the end of July or beginning of August, the BCCI confirmed on Saturday amid speculations that the Test wicketkeeper’s problem was compounded by a “bungled” rehabilitation programme at the NCA. “Wriddhiman Saha has sustained a posterosuperior labral tear. He will undergo surgery on his shoulder in Manchester at the end of July or the 1st week of August,” the board said in a statement. “The labral repair surgery will be done by Dr. Lennard Funk in Manchester, UK. The entire course of treatment and consultation that was carried out at the NCA was performed in co-ordination with the India Team management and the GM of Operations,” it added. Saha was not picked for the upcoming Test series against England but the Board did not reveal the full extent of his fitness problems.Also Read | Disgraced David Warner make roaring comeback to cricket The BCCI said in its defence, “The entire course of treatment and consultation that was carried out at the NCA (National Cricket Academy) was performed in co-ordination with the India Team management and the GM of Operations.” The BCCI has posted a timeline on its website, explaining the nature of Saha’s injury and further course of action. The 33-year-old Bengal stumper reported to the NCA after the South Africa tour in January. Various experts prescribed him ultrasound guided injections, which he had taken. A BCCI official recently admitted that Saha had long recovered from a thumb fracture sustained during the IPL. As per the BCCI timeline, an appointment was then fixed with Dr. Dinshaw Pardiwala, orthopaedic surgeon at Mumbai’s Kokilaben Ambani Hospital, on July 6.Read More | MS Dhoni set to RETIRE after England series? “Pardiwala opined that another steroid injection would assist Saha’s recovery. He also stated that should the injury not respond to the injection, then surgery would be necessary. “Post the injection, after observation and rehabilitation for five days, when his condition had not improved, he was declared unfit on the 13th of July and the India team management was informed of the same,” the BCCI stated.