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‘GOVERNMENT DEBT DEAL ON ANGLO WILL DOUBLE COST TO TAXPAYERS’ – DOHERTY

first_imgSinn Féin finance spokesperson, Pearse Doherty TD, has said that the government’s “much-hyped deal on the Anglo Irish promissory note doubles the cost to the taxpayer of bailing out Anglo Irish Bank.”Deputy Doherty said: “When you cut through all the spin and hype, today’s so called deal on the Anglo Irish promissory note is bad for the taxpayer.“The Government have traded the €28bn promissory note debt for a sovereign liability to the state of up to €60bn. “Rather than seek a write down in the debt the government has kicked the debt can further down the road. In doing so, it has cranked up the long-term costs to the state.“This debt will now not only be paid by this generation of citizens but by our children and our children’s children, for the next 40 years.“While it may provide the state with some short term deficit relief it significantly increases the cost of bailing out Anglo Irish Bank.“Across the country today ordinary people are asking themselves has the debt been reduced and will it mean less tax hikes and spending cuts next year and the years after that. “The answer to the first question is an unequivocal ‘no’. The answer to the second question is not yet clear and will be determined following discussions with the Troika.“When Sinn Féin met the Troika last week they made it clear that any ‘windfall’ arising from the restructuring of the promissory note must be used to pay down the debt rather than be invested in jobs or relief from planned austerity.“This week the government had a historic opportunity to secure a real reduction in the cost of the toxic banking debt foisted on the people by Fianna Fáil. Not only have Fine Gael and Labour wasted that opportunity, they have increased the cost of that burden for decades to come.”Earlier Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Dáil that the former Anglo Irish Bank had been removed from the landscape and the annual promissory note payments were gone.Mr Kenny said the payments were being exchanged for longer-term bonds, with the first maturing in 2038 and the last in 2053! Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said the Government had achieved its objectives in the negotiations with the ECB.He said what the arrangement meant to ordinary families was that there would be €1bn less taken from them in terms of taxes and spending cuts up to to 2015.‘GOVERNMENT DEBT DEAL ON ANGLO WILL DOUBLE COST TO TAXPAYERS’ – DOHERTY was last modified: February 7th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:’GOVERNMENT DEBT DEAL ON ANGLO WILL DOUBLE COST TO TAXPAYERS’ – DOHERTYlast_img read more

Photos: Warriors great Chris Mullin selling New York home

first_imgThe Tudor home in Manhasset has six bedrooms and 6.5 baths. It features a gourmet kitchen, a conservatory and finished basement among many other amenities. Catherine … Former Golden State Warriors star and GM Chris Mullin is selling his Long Island home for $3.399 million, reports Realtor.com.Click here if viewing from a mobile device.Mullin announced in April that he would be leaving his head coaching job at his alma mater St. John’s University in Queens, NY after four years.last_img

H-DNL Football: Week 2 preview

first_imgSt. Bernard’s and Del Norte, winners of opening-weekend games, will try to improve to 2-0 while a handful of other Humboldt-Del Norte League teams will look for win number one as week two of the high school football season begins tonight.St. Bernard’s (1-0) at Hoopa Valley (0-0)Hoopa Valley will have its hands full tonight as it opens its 2019 campaign against a St. Bernard’s team fresh off a dominant road win.St. Bernard’s took its season opener in style, notching a 36-7 win on the road …last_img

The Sales Improvement Catwalk and Its Supermodels

first_imgSales improvement is a fashion business. The social media channels are now both the catwalk as well as one of the models; an aging model with a fashion that has started to fade a bit. The designers all march their new fashions down the catwalk to the oohs and aahs of an adoring crowd that has been waiting for something better than last year’s fashion.At first glance the new fashions are always different. Look more closely and you’ll see they are simply a derivative of what has come before. The promise is always the same: Do this and you will have wildly massive results now! But, you can’t have these results without the new “new” thing.For the last few years social selling has been all the rage, despite not having lived up to its promise. The promise was that you would never again have to cold call or use a traditional means of prospecting. A good LinkedIn profile and the ability to connect and share was going to be enough fill your funnel with more opportunities than you could possibly handle. Despite the lofty promises, the traditional prospecting methods have proven far more durable than anyone would have imagined.The digital transformation of sales is still in its infancy. It’s going to be more difficult, more complicated, and too important to be addressed by social selling alone.But as one fashion fades, another rises to take its place. Now it’s “account-based” everything. There are “account-based” marketing, and “account-based” selling concepts everywhere. Each version is someone else’s take on an old style that has finally made its way back into fashion. Or as Mr. Robinson says, “This year’s fashion is last year’s flavor.” Targeting clients and contacts with a relevant message isn’t exactly a new idea.Next, look for artificial intelligence.Every approach, every process, every methodology, every sales system, has a partial view of the truth. Each of them contains something worth knowing, and something that may-or may not-help you generate greater sales results.Where every process, methodology, sales system, or approach fails is when it pretends to be the one right way to do anything. None are a panacea. And so far, none of them has been the silver bullet. Each, however, is useful when and where used in a thoughtful way that doesn’t discount, preclude, or minimize other approaches that may also be useful.One cannot avoid the feeling that each one of these new “fashions” has at its core the goal of simplifying sales  into a one size fits all formula, and that is its falling down. What I come back to again and again: Sales has no rules, and you must know them all. Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Ashton Kutcher dons turban, does bhangra at Ayesha Thapar-Nikesh Arora’s Italian wedding

first_imgAshton Kutcher and pregnant fiancee Mila Kunis were dressed intraditional Indian attire at a big fat Indian wedding at the Borgo EgnaziaResort in Savelletri di Fasano, Italy. Delhi businesswoman Ayesha Thapar married Google’s Senior Vice President Nikesh Arora. Kutcher, 36, sported an aqua blue embroidered kurta teamed up with a white dhoti. He completed the Indian look with a red turban, reported E!Online. Photo courtesy: PopsugarWhereas, Kunis, 30, wore a mint gown with a drop waist, which hid her baby bump and silver accents.The ‘Two and a Half Men’ star took to the dance floor with a female friend to entertain guests at the reception. He treated the crowd to a traditional Bollywood-style dance.Details about the wedding were not released, although photos have been posted online. Photo courtesy: PopsugarKunis and Kutcher, who played Jackie and Kelso on That ’70s Show, began dating in early spring of 2012 and went public with their engagement earlier this year.last_img read more

Honor 20, Honor 20 Pro launched with Kirin 980 SoC, four cameras and punch-hole display

first_imgThe Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro flagship smartphones are now official. The Huawei sub-brand announced the Honor 20 series at an event in London following which the phones will come to India on June 11. Some of the key features of the new Honor 20 premium phones include punch-hole displays, Kirin 980 chips, quad cameras and Android Pie. Notably, these might be the last Honor phones to run on Android now that Google has pulled Huawei’s Android license.The Honor 20 is priced starting at EUR 499 (approx Rs 38,780) for the 6GB + 128GB model, while the Honor 20 Pro is priced at EUR 599 (approx Rs 46,500) for the 8GB + 256GB variant. The Honor 20 Lite, which has been official for a while, has also been launched at EUR 299 (approx Rs 23,000).Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro specificationsThe Honor 20 duo look similar to the Honor View 20 from earlier this year as they also get a similar hole-punch cutout on the display for the selfie camera. The punch-hole display allows the Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro to offer notchless displays with maximum screen-to-body ratio. The Honor 20 flagship sports a 6.26-inch FHD+ display. Both the phones get LCD panels so instead of an in-display fingerprint sensor, the Honor 20 phones sport a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.The Honor 20 Pro comes with glass on the front and back. The rear panel comes with a dynamic holographic 3D Triple Mesh technology that includes three layers of glass, colour and depth. The panel reflects light in a way to create a splice effect. The 3D curved glass is curved on all four sides and the Honor 20 Pro will be offered in Phantom Blue and Phantom Black gradient colours. The Honor 20 will be available in Sapphire Blue, Midnight Black and Icelandic White colours.advertisementAs one would expect from a 2019 flagship Honor phone, the Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro are powered by Huawei’s Kirin 980 chipset that’s based on a 7nm process and paired with up to 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage. The Honor 20 phones run on Android Pie with Magic UI 2.1 on top, which is essentially Honor’s own take on EMUI 9.Another major upgrade from last year’s Honor 10 is the camera. The Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro both come with quad cameras like the Huawei P30 Pro. However, the configuration is different here. The primary camera is a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor with a crazy f/1.4 aperture, which is now the world’s widest aperture on a phone. There is also a 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera as well, an 8-megapixel telephoto lens and a 2-megapixel macro camera. The regular Honor 20 gets most of the same cameras, but instead of an 8MP telephoto lens, it gets a 2MP depth sensor. Both the phones support AI Ultra Clarity mode, AIS Super Night mode and dual 4-axis OIS for the main and telephoto camera.The company is promising great things with the cameras on the Honor 20 Pro and this is backed by DxOMark that has declared a score of 111 for the flagship. This means the Honor 20 Pro ties with OnePlus 7 Pro for the third spot in the camera ranking. On the front, the Honor 20 Pro comes with a 32MP selfie camera.The Honor 20 houses a 3,750mAh battery, while the Pro model houses a 4,000mAh capacity. Both the flagships support 22.5W fast charging over Type-C. The flagships also support Virtual 9.1 Surround Sound technology over headphones.last_img read more

Pochettino is amongst the best in the world – Emery reveals

first_imgArsenal manager Unai Emery insists Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has to be considered amongst the best managers in the world.The two face off in the North London derby on Sunday, and Emery is of the opinion that Pochettino must be compared with the likes of Pep Guardiola and Diego Simeone following his impressive work at Spurs.Emery lauded the former Espanyol manager, saying Pochettino has done enough in his career and developed enough young players to be regarded as one of the best head coaches currently in football.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“His career is very consistent. His structure in every team is very clear, with good performances,” he said, according to Goal.“He has worked in Spain, then here with Southampton and Tottenham, with young players, and every young player usually improves with him and his staff.”“I think he deserves, because of his career, to be considered with the best coaches like Guardiola and Simeone.”last_img read more