Thursday, 20 June, 2019

Trump Keeps Taking Us to the Edge of the Abyss

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Trump speaks at Washington rally against the Iran deal back in September 2015. Credit: Olivier Douliery/Sipa USA/Newscom The president gave conflicting signals in his statements earlier today about the downed U.S. drone: President Trump blamed someone “loose and stupid” in Read more…

Himalayan glaciers melting twice as fast than before

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Cold War-era spy satellite images have shown scientists that glaciers on the Himalayas are now melting twice as fast as they used to. The Asian mountain range, which includes Mount Everest, has been losing ice at a rate of about Read more…

Throwing Money at the Pentagon Is Weak

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Michael O’Hanlon and Frank Rose welcome a debate about the military budget, provided that there is no danger of actually reducing the budget: A vigorous debate on defense is welcome, and those who want to raise fundamental questions about America’s Read more…

Theresa May to join talks to allocate EU top jobs in final Brussels trip as British PM

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Theresa May will join talks aimed at naming the next leaders for the top positions in the European Union in what is set to be her final trip to Brussels as British Prime Minister. EU leaders will meet for the Read more…

€40m remains unpaid by tax defaulters in last two years

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Over €39.82 million remains unpaid to the Revenue Commissioners in taxes, penalties and interest from published tax defaulters in last two years. That is according to figures provided by the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe which show that €15.5 million Read more…

KSNPM opens Cork office as city enters an era of major investment

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A surge in property development across residential, commercial, educational and other sectors has led Dublin-based KSN Project Management to open a new Cork office. Dublin-based KSNPM has advised on recent schemes in Cork such as the CLUID housing scheme, the Read more…

Dixons Carphone swings to loss with mobile woes set to continue

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Dixons Carphone shares have plummeted as the retailer swung to a loss and warned that its mobile division will remain significantly loss-making in the coming year. Pre-tax losses came to €291 million for the 12 months to April 27, the Read more…

LinkedIn announces 800 new jobs expanding Dublin workforce to 2,000

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LinkedIn has this morning announced that it is creating 800 new jobs at its Wilton Place HQ in Dublin. This will bring the headcount at its Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) base to 2,000 people by summer next year. The Read more…

Smiling, serving and succeeding – inside Andy Murray’s comeback performance

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Andy Murray made his competitive comeback to tennis on Thursday, just 143 days after undergoing hip surgery in a bid to save his career. The former world number one linked up with Spaniard Feliciano Lopez in the doubles at Queen’s Read more…

Keepers stand no chance under new penalty rules, fumes Scotland’s Crichton

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Scotland midfielder Leanne Crichton believes goalkeepers have next to no chance of saving penalties under the new FIFA rules which contributed to their dramatic World Cup exit. The Scots were controversially eliminated after conceding from a late, twice-taken spot-kick during Read more…

EFL fixture release: The main talking points

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The EFL fixtures for 2019-20 were announced this morning. Here, Press Association Sport takes a look at some of the stories behind the schedule. Frankly, Rams look to have a tough start Derby, currently managed by Frank Lampard, appear to Read more…

Football rumours from the media

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What the papers say Frank Lampard’s switch to be the new Chelsea manager could be hammered out by the end of the week, the Evening Standard reports. Derby will reportedly demand £4million to let their boss terminate his contract early Read more…

103-year-old Louisiana runner becomes oldest woman to compete on American track

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At 103, Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins has cemented her title as the oldest woman to compete on an American track after finishing the 50 and 100-metre dashes at the National Senior Games in New Mexico. The Louisiana resident already holds the Read more…

Surge in number of people asking Alexa to fart after video goes viral

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There has been a surge in the number of people asking their Alexas to fart, after a video of two young boys and their grandfather went viral. Nick Harvey, from Crowborough, East Sussex, shared the video of his sons, Felix Read more…

12 hour charity ‘Riverdanceathon’ begins outside the Gaiety Theatre

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A 12-hour ‘Riverdanceathon’ is underway in front of the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin. The event, which began at 10am this morning and will last until 10pm, aims to raise money for the Irish Motor Neuron Disease Association. More than 400 Read more…

This is what a puppy yoga class looks like

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If you love nothing more than getting up close and cuddly with a bunch of fluffy puppies, you’re going to love this new wellbeing concept. Pets Yoga started earlier this year, with the aim of letting city-dwellers who can’t have Read more…