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JOB VACANCY: Full-time painter required in Portlaoise for immediate start

first_img Facebook Pinterest GAA WhatsApp 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin WhatsApp Home Jobs JOB VACANCY: Full-time painter required in Portlaoise for immediate start Jobs RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR GAA By LaoisToday Reporter – 12th April 2019 Twittercenter_img GAA Previous articleGrants available to Laois youth groups to hold an event during European Youth WeekNext articleThree new Autism classes for Laois – Fleming LaoisToday Reporter JOB VACANCY: Full-time painter required in Portlaoise for immediate start Facebook Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Pinterest Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results A painter is required for the Portlaoise area for an immediate start.Full-time positionMust have minimum 3 years’ recent contractor experienceTo apply:Email: [email protected] ALSO – Check out the dedicated jobs section on LaoisToday.ie Twitterlast_img read more

NIS Accuses North Koreans of Hacking

first_img News NIS Accuses North Koreans of Hacking South Korea’s National Intelligence Service (NIS) has allegedly spotted North Korea or pro-North Korea factions behind the crippling distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against South Korean and U.S. government bodies which occurred on Tuesday and Wednesday. The NIS released a document on the attacks to members of the Intelligence Committee of National Assembly on the 8th, reporting that, “This DDos attack was seemingly prepared and carried out by North Korea or pro-North Korea factions.”The NIS pointed out that, “If North Korea were to attack internet financial deals, online shopping malls or other internet services in this way, then financial devastation, as well as considerable inconvenience, would be likely.” A high official in the South’s administration explained, “The North Korean Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland warned last month of a cyber attack against the two countries, South Korea and the U.S. These cases look so similar to past hacking cases which were presumed to have been committed by pro-North Korea factions, so there is high possibility that North Korea or pro-North Korea factions committed these too.” However, the NIS briefing did not reveal any technological background evidence, leading some opposition lawmakers to claim that the NIS is trying to raise social tensions by pinning the blame on North Korea. Park Ji Won, member of the Intelligence Committee of National Assembly, said, “After I got the document from the NIS, I asked whether or not there was any concrete evidence. An NIS official told me that it was just an assumption, and that after several days they would be able to find out. The NIS is simply trying to make people confused by announcing mere conjecture.” News Facebook Twitter SHARE North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img News Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak AvatarYang Jung A By Yang Jung A – 2009.07.09 3:29pm There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest News last_img read more

New family of funds, ETFs from Purpose Investments

Related news The firm’s closest resemblance to a core equity mandate is Purpose Core Dividend Fund, one of two funds launched Tuesday. It will invest in an equally weighted portfolio of about 40 North American stocks, selected according to a rules-based quantitative approach that can be revised at any time by the portfolio manager. In the alternative-strategies camp is today’s other launch, Purpose Tactical Hedged Equity Fund. It will hold North American stocks while, through the use of index-futures contracts, hedging up to 75% of the fund’s market exposure. The idea is to try to add value through individual stock selection, while reducing market risk. All five of the new funds are managed by Breton Hill Capital Ltd., also based in Toronto. Formed in 2010, Breton Hill has no track record of managing retail funds, and very little in the way of a track record in the exempt market. A search of Morningstar’s global database turns up only one Breton Hill-managed fund — the US$233-million Breton Hill Master Fund LP — formed in August 2011 and is classified by Morningstar as a global macro mandate. During its short history, this hedge fund has produced positive absolute returns in a rising market while lagging its market benchmark, the S&P 500 total return index as measured in U.S. dollars. From its inception to the end of July, the fund’s 5.5% return lags its benchmark by five percentage points. Privately-held Breton Hill is run by four partners and specializes in quantitative investing. The investment team, headed by chief investment officer and managing partner Ray Carroll, seeks to identify macroeconomic trends and make tactical shifts to take advantage of market opportunities while preserving capital. This is complemented by individual securities selection based on quantitative models designed to identify strong fundamentals and stock-price inefficiencies. The other team members are managing partner and head of research Simon Griffiths, managing partner and head of trading Frank Maeba and chief operating officer and partner John Aloisio. Purpose’s three other new funds are: Purpose Total Return Bond Fund to be launched on Sept. 4. It will invest primarily in North America in a broad range of securities, including high-yield debt. This fund may also invest outside North America. Currency hedging for this fund, and all others, will be at Breton Hill’s discretion. Purpose Monthly Income Fund, to be launched on Sept. 5. It’s a tactical balanced fund that will invest mainly in North America in a wide range of asset classes, including stocks, bonds, “inflation-sensitive securities” and cash. Purpose Diversified Real Asset Fund, to be launched on Sept. 6. It will invest in commodities and other hard assets or securities that have a positive correlation to inflation. Holdings may include gold bullion or gold-mining stocks, commodities and related equities, real-return bonds and real estate investment trusts, among others. A prospectus that covers both fund structures is a first for Canada, though this is more noteworthy for securities lawyers and compliance officers than for investors. You can’t switch from a Purpose ETF to a Purpose mutual fund, nor vice versa. By offering a choice of an ETF or mutual-fund structure, Purpose broadens its potential distribution. The mutual funds can be sold by fund dealers, who do not have access to the Toronto Stock Exchange. Investors, assuming that they have a brokerage account, have a choice between Purpose ETFs or F Series mutual funds that have no embedded advisor compensation, and higher-fee Series A mutual funds that do. (Series F is available only through fee-based advisors.) Purpose’s pricing strategy for embedded compensation is to match the going rate payable to commissioned brokers and dealers by the major advisor-sold mutual-fund firms. For four of the five funds, the trailer commission payable to dealers for Series A is 1% annually, and the management fee for this series is correspondingly higher than for Series F and the ETF series. For the bond fund, the fee gap is half that amount, since the trailer fee payable on Series A is 0.5%. Purpose’s management fees for its ETFs range from a low of 0.45% for the bond fund to 0.80% for Purpose Tactical Hedged Equity. These fees are roughly double to triple what low-cost ETF providers charge for conventional index funds in core categories. If you want low index-fund ETF fees, take a pass on Purpose’s actively managed funds. All five funds are share classes of Purpose Fund Corp., a multi-class corporate structure. As is the case with many other similar mutual-fund structures, this enables investors shift from one share class to another without triggering a taxable event. The new twist at Purpose is that this tax-deferring switching can also be accomplished with ETFs. Fund and symbol ETF mgmt fee Series A mgmt fee Purpose Core Dividend (PDF) 0.55% 1.55% Purpose Monthly Income (PIN) 0.55% 1.55% Purpose Tactical Hedged Equity (PHE) 0.80% 1.80% Purpose Diversified Real Asset (PRA) 0.60% 1.60% Purpose Total Return Bond (PBD) 0.45% 0.95% Source: Purpose Investments Inc. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Keywords Mutual fundsCompanies Purpose Investments Inc. Franklin Templeton launches new real asset fund Rudy Luukko With nearly 300 Canadian-listed exchange-traded funds (ETFs) now available, there’s little need for more conventional index ETFs. New entrants like Toronto-based Purpose Investments Inc. — which this week is rolling out five actively managed ETFs and five corresponding mutual-fund versions — must therefore dare to be different. Purpose is indeed different, with its distinct active mandates and some bells and whistles in its prospectus offerings. Purpose’s founder, majority owner and CEO is Som Seif, who headed the former Claymore ETF family and earned a reputation as an innovator. Purpose looks to fill retirement income gap with longevity fund IG Wealth amends product shelf Share this article and your comments with peers on social media read more

RSL Queensland welcomes $492.5m for veteran services in federal budget

first_imgRSL Queensland welcomes $492.5m for veteran services in federal budget RSL Queensland has welcomed yesterday’s Federal Budget announcement that more than $490 million will be allocated to programs and services that support Australia’s veteran community.RSL Queensland State President Tony Ferris said the Federal Government’s significant injection of funding to support those who have served our country will provide a significant boost to our ongoing work helping veterans achieve the quality of life they well deserve.“In response to Queensland veterans’ concerns, we have been advocating to Federal Government the need for greater investment in key areas, especially much faster claims processing by the Department of Veteran Affairs, and the establishment of well-being hubs.“I am certain our veteran members will be particularly pleased to see an extra $23.3 million in funding to continue the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (DVA) Wellbeing and Support Program, and the planned establishment of a Veteran Wellbeing Centre in South-East Queensland.”Mr Ferris said Defence Force personnel transitioning out of the military continue to face a range of unique challenges, with ongoing focus and investment required to address the root causes of veteran suicide.“We will continue to work with the Federal Government to ensure the collective experience of our 33,000 members, along with our medical research and proven rehabilitation programs, are leveraged throughout the $492.5 million expansion of the government’s support programs.”“RSL Queensland has stood shoulder to shoulder with Queensland’s Defence family since 1916 and we will continue to work with the Federal Government and hold their funding promises to account to ensure a bright future and enduring legacy for all veterans and their families,” Mr Ferris said. Other Budget highlights include:  ·         $164.6M for additional DVA staff and resources to aid claims processing  ·         $21.4M to expand DVA’s capability to monitor veterans’ health and wellbeing needs in real-time $16.9M to continue the Provisional Access to Medical Treatment trial which funds medical treatment for veterans while waiting for a liability determination ·         $5.1M to expand the Family Support Package for veterans in crisis and their families  ·         $2.3M to provide streamlined access to vocational and psychological rehabilitation   /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:community, Defence, defence force, Federal, federal budget, federal government, Government, Investment, Medical research, President, Queensland, resources, RSL, treatment, veterans, wellbeinglast_img read more

Who is your most inspiring CU Boulder educator?

first_imgThe campus is calling on students to answer one question: who are your most inspiring educators at CU Boulder? Each fall, the Best Should Teach Awards honor University of Colorado Boulder faculty, graduate teachers, and K-12 teachers at the CU Boulder Best Should Teach Ceremony, co-sponsored by the Graduate Teacher Program, Graduate School, College of Arts and Sciences, and School of Education.Student nominations are a key consideration of the selection process, so the Best Should Teach selection committee of past honorees seeks student nominations for outstanding full-time faculty and senior instructors from all colleges and schools across campus.The Best Should Teach initiative was launched by the late lifelong educator Lindley Stiles and his wife Marguerite Stiles, who established the initiative in 1996. Stiles’ inspiring motto is inscribed on the School of Education Building walls:“To those who come, I leave the flame! Hold it as high as you can reach. If a better world is your aim, all must agree: The Best Should Teach.”Nominations for the 2019 Best Should Teach faculty awards are due Monday, April 15 (deadline extended to May 1). Student nominators are asked just two questions about their inspiring nominees: Describe how the faculty member’s teaching has impacted your learning, growth, and overall experience at CU Boulder. In your own words, describe how the nominated faculty member exemplifies the Best Should Teach motto.Best Should Teach candidates must have 1) demonstrated educational leadership through contributions to improving college teaching on the Boulder campus and/or through work to improve teaching in primary and secondary education, 2) shown a sustained high level of involvement in pedagogical innovation and development and successful and productive mentoring of undergraduates and graduate students, 3) contributed their time to programs that support the improvement of teaching and academic professional development at all levels, and 4) not be honored with a Best Should Teach Award in pervious years (view past awardees here). All full-time faculty (tenured and tenure-track faculty, and senior instructors) are eligible.Best Should Teach Awardees receive a Best Should Teach certificate endorsed by the Deans of the Graduate School, the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Education, and the candidate’s college or school, and they will be honored at the community-wide Best Should Teach Ceremony on Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. in the UMC Ballroom. Nominate NowCategories:Student News Published: March 15, 2019 last_img read more

Firefox OS wins major operator backing

first_img Platform start-up picks up $100m funding FirefoxMozilla AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 24 FEB 2013 Mozilla ends smartphone efforts HomeDevicesNews Firefox OS wins major operator backing Steve Costello A group of 17 operators have committed to support Mozilla’s open web initiative, as the commercial launch of the first devices powered by its Firefox OS nears.Previewing the first commercial build of its Firefox OS, Mozilla also revealed that LG will be among the first companies to ship handsets powered by the platform, alongside previously announced partners Alcatel One Touch and ZTE. Huawei will join the roster “later in the year”.The first wave of devices will be available to customers in Brazil, Colombia, Hungary, Mexico, Montenegro, Poland, Serbia, Spain and Venezuela. Additional markets will be announced soon.Telefonica, which put its weight behind the Mozilla platform at GSMA Mobile World Congress last year, will be among the first operators to support Firefox OS, initially in Brazil, Colombia, Spain and Venezuela, but with the intention of making it available to “all Telefonica customers globally”.Yotam Ben-Ami, director of Open Web Devices at Telefonica Digital, told Mobile World Live that the first tranche of markets will see handset launches in the summer, with the company defining a second set which will also see debuts before the end of the year.While much of the focus of the platform at launch was on low-cost devices for emerging markets, he noted that one of the launch vendors will be offering a device that is targeting the mid-tier.“We need to start working with the OEMs, defining the right product for the right market, and we still feel there is opportunity in the more evolved markets”, he said.“I think many people were sceptical as to our ability to engage OEMs. The one thing that we are going to be making abundantly clear at Mobile World Congress is that OEMs are not going to be a problem with this,” he noted.America Movil said that it is “committed to launch Firefox OS phones in Mexico and all possible markets during 2013”.KDDI said that it will support the introduction of devices into Japan in “one or two years time”, noting that it is working with Mozilla “especially on network and security parts”.Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, Smart, Sprint, Telecom Italia, and Telenor announced support for Firefox OS in the middle of 2012.Other companies backing the initiative are China Unicom, 3 Group, KT, MegaFon, Qtel, SingTel, TMN and VimpelCom.Telstra has also “welcomed” the initiative. Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more center_img Author Mozilla revamps Firefox OS strategy Previous ArticleHuawei launches flagship 4G phone; global branding campaignNext ArticleMWC 2013: Day 1 Opening Highlights feature Devices Related Tags last_img read more

Samsung looks to LG Chem for smartphone batteries

first_img Tags Samsung stands by Q2 component warning Joseph Waring Previous ArticleChina Unicom’s Q3 disappoints but shows early signs of recoveryNext ArticleIndia’s top 3 operators face fine over Jio’s dropped calls Author Related Ericsson-Samsung patent deal ends legal disputes South Korea’s Samsung, stung by its global recall of the Galaxy Note 7 and subsequent halting of production, reportedly is looking to source batteries from LG Chem for its new smartphones.According to the Nikkei newspaper, the world’s largest smartphone maker is holding talks with LG Chem about supplying batteries starting next year.Two weeks ago Samsung pulled the plug on the Note 7 smartphone plagued with battery problems since its launch two months ago.Samsung said in early September it determined the defective batteries were manufactured by Samsung SDI, which supplied about 70 per cent of the batteries for the Note 7 before the recall. But the company said the batteries made by its other supplier, Amperex Technology, did not face the same issues.Following the second batch of fires in early October involving replacement models (with a different battery), Samsung has not indicated the cause of the overheating.The Financial Times, citing a source familiar with the problem, reported last week the battery overheating could be due to changes to the Note 7’s processor to speed up battery charging. As a precautionary measure, a month ago Samsung issued a software update that limited Note 7 batteries from charging to more than 60 per cent.Samsung said it expects to take a further KRW3.5 trillion ($3 billion) profit hit over the next two quarters as a result of the issue.center_img HomeAsiaNews Samsung looks to LG Chem for smartphone batteries Samsung boosts logic chip investment by $34B Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he… Read more Galaxy Note 7LG ChemSamsung AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 24 OCT 2016 Asia last_img read more

Blog: Despite rising capex, 4G still slow in Philippines

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 18 SEP 2017 Blog Joseph Waring Intelligence Brief: Should Sri Lanka push 4G or 5G? Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he… Read more Tags Previous ArticleGoogle set to unveil India mobile payment platformNext ArticleOperators seek service lift through digital strategies Blog: Was 2019 really the year of 5G?center_img Related 4GGlobeSmartthe Philippines Author OpenSignal, the wireless coverage mapping company, revisited the Philippines six months after first measuring mobile operators’ network speeds and availability and the results were certainly not encouraging.The good news is that 4G access increased at a decent rate from end-January, with Globe Telecom’s LTE availability rising 7.3 percentage points to 62.6 per cent in the period from 1 May to 31 July, and rival Smart’s jumping 12 points to 52.7 per cent.While the increase is a positive sign, LTE avaliability in the country falls short of the global average (only 19 countries were below 60 per cent) and was even behind Cambodia, which had an LTE availability score of 63.3 per cent in Q2.The bad news is LTE speeds hardly budged since OpenSignal’s November to January survey, with the average download speed in the country nearly flat at 8.6Mb/s. The Philippines remains significantly below the global 4G average of 16.2Mb/s.A step backwardsSmart again had the fastest 4G speeds in the latest survey, with an average downlink rate of 10.6Mb/s, up from 9.9Mb/s in the November-January period, but Globe’s declined to 7.2Mb/s from 7.4Mb/s.Both Smart and Globe’s average 3G speeds actually fell to 2.3Mb/s from 3.4GMb/s during the previous period. The global 3G average is 4.4 Mb/s, as measured in OpenSignal’s June State of LTE report.OpenSignal, which crowdsources data from smartphones with its app, analysed nearly 1.05 billion measurements collected from about 62,500 devices from 1 May to 31 July.Globe and Smart, the mobile unit of PLDT, traded places as the market leader by mobile connections over the past three quarters, with each holding a near 50 per cent share at end-June, according to GSMA Intelligence.Rising capexBoth operators have invested heavily in their mobile networks to improve coverage and speeds. Globe’s H1 capex stood at PHP27.5 billion ($538 million). It installed 1,133 LTE sites in Q2, bringing its 4G base station count to 22,800 out of more than 37,000 total sites.PLDT is in the middle of a three-year programme to roll out LTE in 95 per cent of the country’s cities and municipalities. It budgeted PHP38.1 billion in capex for 2017, with 68 per cent allocated for wireless infrastructure. It said in March it aims to roll out about 5,700 4G base stations by the end of the year.As a percentage of PLDT’s revenue, 2017 capex is forecast to rise to nearly 30 per cent from 26 per cent and 27 per cent in 2016 and 2015 respectively. Between 2011 and 2014, its capex/revenue ratio never went above 21 per cent.While the duopoly try to make up for their underinvestment in the past, the government is pushing a plan to build a national broadband network to accelerate deployment of fibre and wireless technologies to improve internet speeds across the country, particularly in underserved rural areas. The government is considering putting together a public-private partnership to manage the PHP78 billion NBN project, with the possibility of securing private sector funding to deploy cell sites.The question is how many years and billions of dollars in capex will it take for the two operators to bring their network speeds up to the regional average? At end-June, the Philippines ranked fifth from the bottom in speed out of 175 countries in the State of LTE report. In terms of LTE availability, it was fourth from the bottom, ahead of only Indonesia and India in Asia Pacific.On the positive side, there’s plenty of room for improvement.The editorial views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and will not necessarily reflect the views of the GSMA, its Members or Associate Members. HomeBlog Blog: Despite rising capex, 4G still slow in Philippines Blog: Why is operator interest in DSS on the rise?last_img read more

Third man arrested in shooting probe

first_img Third man arrested in shooting probe Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Previous articleFunding announced for key Donegal community projectsNext articleCllrs get guidelines for Mica Redress Scheme News Highland Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+center_img Facebook Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – June 4, 2020 Twitter Gardai have arrested a third man in connection with a shooting in Limerick in 2015.On the 29th of June, 5 years ago, at approximately 6.35am a man in his 50s was shot and injured by two masked men as he parked his car in the grounds of the University of Limerick.On Tuesday, two men were arrested in connection with the shooting, one in Donegal and one in Limerick.This morning, gardai arrested a man in his 40s in Limerick.He’s due to appear before a sitting of the Special Criminal Court in Dublin this morning at 11am. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Revenue publishes latest tax defaulters list

first_imgRevenue has published its latest Tax Defaulter list, with four settlements received from Donegal and one from Derry.The five settlements involved a total of almost €448,250 in outstanding tax, interest and penalties.Brian Brogan, a farmer, landlord and employee from Sockar, Trentagh, Letterkenny paid almost €104,000 in tax, interest and penalties.Dermot Doherty, a partnetr, company director and landlord from Baskill, Gleneely paid just over €40,700.Sean Mc Ginty, a B&B profidor and shopkeeper from Barnesmore, Donegal Town paid almost €66,000, and Peter C Mc Menamin, a motor mechanic from CVloghanbeg paid just over €84,700.The largest payment from the region came from Maeve Gallagher, a PAYE employee of Culmore Road in Derry, who paid almost €153,000. Previous articleAudio update – Extensive damage to organ after break-in at Christ ChurchNext articleMc Aleer urges flood affected farmers to protect their payments News Highland Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme By News Highland – September 13, 2017 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews Facebook Google+ Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Revenue publishes latest tax defaulters list Google+ Twitter Pinterest Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more