Bellerin commits future to Arsenal

first_img Press Association Twenty-year-old full-back Bellerin enjoyed a breakthrough season with the Gunners in the last campaign, making the most of the opportunity presented to him by Mathieu Debuchy’s injury. He made 28 appearances and scored twice after proving his worth on the right side of Arsenal’s defence. Hector Bellerin has signed a long-term deal with Arsenal, the FA Cup holders have announced.center_img Arsenal signed Bellerin from Barcelona in the summer of 2011 and he was promoted to the first team a year ago. A short statement from Arsenal read: “Everyone at the club looks forward to Hector’s continued progress with the club.” last_img read more


first_imgThe body of a man in his 30s has been found near cliffs at Downings.The remains are believed to be that of the missing yachtsman Michael Green whose boat has been anchored in Sheephaven Bay for the past two weeks. Mulroy Coastguard discovered the body at approximately 5.40pm yesterday evening.The area was sealed of and the body was then handed over to Gardai.The Gardai subsequently removed the body to Letterkenny General Hospital where a post mortem is expected to be carried out.A spokesman for the Malin Head Coastguard confirmed the body has been positively identified as that of the missing man. Mr Green was from just outside Rathmullan but had spent some years living and working in England.An alert was sparked last week when the man’s yacht, Wood Magic, was boarded by Gardai after it had been anchored in Sheephaven Bay off Ards Friary for several days.It is not yet known how the man died.   YACHT MAN’S BODY FOUND IN MULROY BAY was last modified: July 4th, 2014 by John2Share 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)last_img read more


first_imgPlaywright Brian Friel will be buried in Glenties, the town he chose as the setting for his best known and most loved works.The late Brian Friel.His, which will not include a church service, will take place from his home in Greencastle at 12.30pm for burial in Glenties cemetery at 3pm.Friel’s three best known works, “Dancing at Lughnasa,” “Philadelphia, Here I Come” and “Translations” were all set in a fictional town called Ballybeg. However, Ballybeg was in reality the town of Glenties, his mother’s hometown.Friel’s mother, Mary McLoone was a native of Glenties where she worked in the town’s Post Office.RTE last night showed the film ‘Dancing At Lughnasa’ as a tribute to the writer.BRIAN FRIEL TO BE BURIED IN HIS BELOVED GLENTIES was last modified: October 3rd, 2015 by StephenShare 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:Brian FrielBURIELdeathGlentieslast_img read more

South African provincial governments

first_imgEach of South Africa’s nine provinces has its own legislature, with 30 to 80 members elected according to proportional representation. The legislature in turn elects one of its members as premier, head of the provincial government.(Image: National Council of Provinces (NCOP))Brand South Africa reporterThe premier appoints an Executive Council (akin to the national Cabinet), consisting of members of the legislature, to administer the various departments of the provincial administration. These heads of department are known as members of the Executive Council, or MECs.The legislature makes provincial laws, and may adopt a Constitution for the province if two-thirds of its members agree. A provincial Constitution must be in line with the principles of the national Constitution.Provinces are allowed legislative and executive powers – alongside the powers of the national government – over a number of issues. These include gambling, education (excluding university education), the environment, healthcare, police services, vehicle licensing and welfare.The provinces can take responsibility for administration of these issues if they have the capacity.Provinces also have exclusive powers over a number of areas, including abattoirs, ambulance services, liquor licences, local museums, culture and recreation, and provincial roads and traffic.*Updated: 6 November 2015Source: South African Government Communication and Information SystemWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

SA ‘monitoring effects of US downgrade’

first_img10 August 2011 The National Treasury and the Reserve Bank, while closely monitoring the effects of the US credit downgrade and Europe’s sovereign debt crisis, have expressed confidence in South Africa’s economy and financial markets. Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, Reserve Bank Governor Gill Marcus and members of the Financial Stability Oversight Committee held talks on Monday following news of the US credit rating downgrade. On Friday, for the first time in history, rating agency Standard & Poor’s downgraded the US from the highest possible rating of AAA to AA+. “South Africa has deep and liquid financial markets which continue to function even during this difficult time of global financial turmoil,” Gordhan and Marcus said in a joint statement. “All rating agencies rate South Africa at an investment grade. Standard and Poor’s, in particular, affirmed South Africa’s sovereign rating and even revised the rating outlook from negative to stable, citing the country’s sound economic management. “Our financial system remains strong, with adequately capitalised financial institutions, supported by a robust regulatory framework,” Gordhan and Marcus said. “The National Treasury and the Reserve Bank will continue to actively monitor the situation to mitigate any financial stability risks and any adverse short-term and long-term effects on the broader economy.” South Africa, as a member of the G20, would remain in close contact with other member countries ready to take action to ensure stability and liquidity in financial markets. “In the long term, South Africa notes the need for bold global economic leadership, especially in dealing with global financial imbalances.” Gordhan and Marcus said they remained confident in South Africa’s growth forecast and fiscal projections outlined during the 2011/12 Budget. Tabling the Budget in February, Gordhan said SA’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth was projected at 3.4 percent this year, rising to 4.1 percent next year. The forecast will be updated in October when he tables the country’s medium term budget policy statement. The government would “continue to implement measures to accelerate economic growth and stimulate faster job creation,” the statement read. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Style Nuvo Crocheted Hairband With Beautiful Large Daisy Flower For Baby Girl Woman : Looks better in the photo

first_img Posted on July 3, 2019Author Nathalie DuboisCategories HeadbandsTags Style Nuvo The girls looked lovely with these in their hair and the baby looked so cute, well worth the money so many colors to pick from. Bought loads of these for 5 and 1 year olds as they are so comfy good price and colour selection. Problem is they need to use better glue as the gem just falls of sometimes on first wear. Crocheted Hairband With Beautiful Large Daisy Flower For Baby Girl Woman, One SizeLarge Daisy Flower with DiamanteSoft, elasticated crocheted band is comfortable and very stretchyFabric Very nice hairband,looks beautiful on my little girls head. Great value for money, very nice product. They fitted really well and they looked so lovely on my granddaughters, my daughter is thinking off getting some more. Crocheted Hairband With Beautiful Large Daisy Flower For Baby Girl Woman, One Size : Prob a littke big for my liking but good value and a lovely colour x x x x x x. But i still have not got thisand it was due 3 days ago u should be getting when it says. Brought 4 daughter 2 wear to school. Fits really well 🖒stays in alday. Love how flower just clips of as well. This is a lovely and cheap headband but i didn’t realize how big it was. It’s too big for me, let alone my baby. Not my favourite from my recent headband purchases but will make use it of it im sure. Stone falls out of middle but nice while it lasted. Brilliant little hairband for my wee daughter. Bought this for my 3 month old. It’s brilliant, it stretches so will last her some time as she grows older. This headband is absolutely fab. My baby girl looks gorgeous in it, though the flower is a little bigger than you may expect it looks amazing on and i have had so many comments from people in the streets saying how lovely it looks. Flower is very big but looks lovely. Omg my little girl looks so cute this hairband is lovely 🙂 price is fantastic and delivery was fab ordered more i little girl is 3 months and fits great :). My 2 month old looks so adorable wearing this and will last for ages, definitely worth the price, fast dispatch and quick delivery, very happy customer. A beautiful large flower that’s glued to the head piece, head piece is small enogh for baby and streches lovely for older child. Sat perfectly on my daughter, got so many compliments. Ordered one in pink and that one was just as lovely. This is a nice item which is exactly as described. The size of the flower is quite big in comparison to the size of my 3 month old baby’s head, but she looks absolutely adorable with it on. Overall this headband is lovely, the sizing is perfect and has enough elasticity that will last for a while to come. Bear in mind though, that’s its a very bright yellow. SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2019-07-03 18:48:58Reviewed Item Crocheted Hairband With Beautiful Large Daisy Flower For Baby Girl Woman, One SizeRating 4.1 / 5  stars, based on  35  reviewslast_img read more

Back-to-school recipes featuring eggs

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest With school back in session and families establishing new routines, EGGsperts from some of the nation’s top egg farming states, including the Ohio Egg Marketing Program, and top food bloggers have come together to share easy, kid-friendly dinner recipes to keep weeknights stress-free. Dish on Eggs offers 24 simple dinner recipes, starring the incredible egg, that are sure to please even the pickiest eaters. As part of the campaign, consumers can also enter to win a free year’s supply of eggs and download a free e-cookbook at“Using eggs to make dinner on school nights is a smart choice because of their extreme versatility,” said Jim Chakeres, executive vice president of the Ohio Egg Marketing Program. “Eggs are easy to make and are the perfect addition to dozens of favorite kids’ recipes like the pizza and tacos featured by Dish on Eggs.”Participating organizations in the back-to-school recipe exchange include: the Ohio Egg Marketing Program (OH), Iowa Egg Council (IA), Pacific Egg and Poultry Association (CA), North Carolina Egg Association (NC), Virginia Egg Council (VA), Chicken & Egg Association of Minnesota (MN), Michigan Allied Poultry Industries (MI), and the Colorado Egg Producers (CO).A sampling of the featured recipes on includes Ohio’s specific dishes:B.E.L.T. Pizza – A thin pizza crust topped with bacon, eggs, lettuce, tomato and cheese, and served with creamy ranch dressingOne-Skillet Mediterranean Poached Eggs – Turkey sausage and cannellini beans coated in marinara sauce and fresh herbs, topped with eggs and cooked in a single skilletParticipating egg experts have also partnered with top food bloggers from their states to develop additional easy, weeknight recipes featuring eggs. These recipes will also be included on the website and in the free, downloadable e-cookbook. Consumers will fall in love with A Cedar Spoon’s Southwest Egg Tacos which features black beans, eggs, cheese and a variety of southwest toppings.“In addition to being an important part of many family’s favorite dinner recipes, eggs also offer great nutritional benefits,” Chakeres said. “One large egg is packed with six grams of high-quality protein and other nutrients to help students stay fueled and focused in school.”Consumers can access all 24 egg recipes or download the e-cookbook by visiting On the website, egg lovers can also enter to win a year’s supply of eggs. To enter, individuals must submit their contact information, state where they reside, and their favorite dinner-egg dish by Sept. 30 on addition, consumers can join the celebration and win egg-cellent prizes during a Twitter party from 9-10 p.m. ET on September 19. During the party, the egg experts will be available to answer questions on egg preparation, cooking tips and egg safety information. Giveaways will also be provided. Join the party on Twitter using #DishOnEggs. For more information about the campaign, visit play an important role in Ohio’s economy. Ohio is one of the top egg farming states in the nation, producing almost 9 billion eggs each year, valued at about $480 million. For additional recipes and information about Ohio’s egg farmers, visit read more

Smart Systems: Using Data to Find New Space in an Old World

first_imgalex williams The water system that serves the U.S. capital city of Washington, D.C. dates back to the nation’s Civil War. Just think – in the time of Lincoln people dug into the ground with hand-made shovels to lay a water system.Today, that 19th Century water system for the District of Columbia is now arguably one of the smartest in the world.Why? Those water pipes are now fitted with sensors that analyze data on valves, storm drains, service vehicles and truck routes.It’s representative of a trend we see in hosted environments everywhere. At the Parallels Summit last week, discussion centered on making the most of data centers. Speakers discussed optimizing servers to provide more virtual space. That reflects what we are hearing at IBM Pulse, and that’s finding new spaces in an old world. We can’t afford to replace our highways, airports and the buildings where we work and live. But we can optimize this physical infrastructure by creating a virtual space that gives us a view into how these aging systems can be improved.This new space is a virtual one. But the data is also spreading deeper into new spaces that come with the ubiquity of sensors on physical objects, smart grid networks, RFID tags and 4G networks. And now we can easily read this data, too. People have tablets and smartphones to manage the streams of data that comes from these various devices.IBM is moving deep into this new data world. It announced software today from its Tivioli group that will do predictive monitoring and event management across complex networks and operations. Some of the benefits to the D.C. water system that the technology is providing:Field services trucks can be automatically routed to optimize work management. They are seeing up to 20% reduction of fuel costs related to fewer truck rolls and reduced “windshield” time.Cost savings will come from analytics that will know if a water meter is degrading. They can identify and replace those meters far more effectively.Predictive analytics helps schedule the replacement of aging infrastructure to prevent costly incidents that reduce service quality, such as outages and water main breaks.We are seeing the optimization of the virtual and the physical space. And through it we are finding new spaces to make the systems better. That means we can keep systems as old as the Civil War by outfitting with data collection and analytics technology that will transform the way we view space and what it means.Disclosure: IBM covered Alex Williams’s travel expenses for this event. IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Tags:#enterprise#news center_img Related Posts Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowlast_img read more

Resource Discovery| How to Teach Your Child about Money

first_imgBy: David Lee, Sexton, Jr., MSFlickr[Gets Money from Cash Register by MIKI Yoshihito on December 4, 2010, CC0]Did you know that children’s money habits are formed by the age of seven? I certainly didn’t. However, researchers at the University of Cambridge suggest that this may, in fact, be the case (“How to Teach Your Child about Money”, 2017).But wait… how can this be? It’s not like kids are going out and accumulating credit card debt before they are seven. What would they even be buying? Better yet, how are they getting to the store?? Upon hearing this proclamation, one might be skeptical. However, this is probably why it’s the opening hook for Penn State University’s Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness‘ video “How to Teach Your Child about Money”. Because let’s face it, it’s quite a hook. The short, nine-minute video offers parents four quick tips to guide them as they teach their children about money. For example, one tip includes incorporating lessons about money into your everyday interactions with your kids by explaining to them the transactions that you make. Need to make a withdrawal from the ATM? That’s a learning opportunity for your kids!Check out the video if you want to learn more about the rest of the tips provided!  (And if you’re curious about how kids could possibly form money habits before they even crack the surface of math lessons at school!)Want to Learn More?The Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) Family Development and Personal Finance concentration areas have enlisted the help of Neale Godfrey, author of New York Times #1 Bestseller, Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees: A Parent’s Guide to Raising Financially Responsible Children, to bring you a webinar offering guidance on how to raise financially responsible kids. This 90-minute webinar will take place at 11:00 am Eastern on November 27th. If you can’t join us live, you are in luck, as the recording will be archived for viewing at your convenience! ReferencesHow to Teach Your Child about Money. (2017). Pennsylvania State University’s Clearinghouse for Military Readiness. Retrieved from read more