Gardai warn of phone scam doing the rounds in Donegal

first_img By News Highland – May 14, 2019 Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Previous articlePeople encouraged to have their say on A5 redevelopmentNext articleBreaking: Details of Mica Redress released by Government News Highland Gardai warn of phone scam doing the rounds in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further WhatsApp WhatsAppcenter_img Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Google+ Pinterest Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Gardai are warning people about a phone scam doing the rounds in Donegal.The caller calls on a number beginning 051 claiming to be from the Revenue Commissioner.Garda Sean Sweeney says under no circumstances will Revenue seek personal information over the phone:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennanlast_img read more

Julia Stiles & James Wirt Star in Phoenix, Now in Previews Off-Broadway

first_img View Comments Phoenix Phoenix will open officially on August 7 and run through August 23. Related Shows Scott Organ’s Phoenix, starring Julia Stiles and James Wirt, begins performances on July 28. Jennifer DeLia directs the one-act dark romantic comedy at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 28, 2014 When Bruce (Wirt) and Sue (Stiles) meet four weeks after an uncharacteristic one-night-stand, Sue has this to say to him: one, I had a great time with you that night and two, let’s never see each other again. Thus begins a 4,000-mile journey well beyond the confines of their carefully structured worlds. Bruce is fueled by an overwhelming but undefined compulsion to join her in Phoenix. Sue is reluctantly charmed by his persistence, but steadfast in her resolve to keep him at bay.last_img read more

A new company is born

first_img 29SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr It isn’t every day that we have such awesome news to share on ThePaymentsReview; and fortunately today is one of those days. The PaymentsReview is proud to announce a new company, Trellance.There are so many changes going on in the credit union space; competition from fintech, uncertainty about the economy, consolidation among credit unions and changes in regulation. Now is the optimum time for a new, nimble company, Trellance. With innovative ideas, programs and services, Trellance has been created as an evolution of our team’s commitment and focus to provide resources, expertise and execution capabilities for credit unions to help them grow and compete.CSCU’s OptimizeTM card growth solutions offerings, portfolio consulting and CSCU’s thought leadership initiative The Payments Review will now operate under the Trellance company umbrella. CSCU’s annual conference, called immersion18, will be held under the Trellance brand at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from May 7-11, 2018. Trellance, which sprouts from the payments experience and expertise of CSCU, will be led by President Tom Davis, and CSCU’s experienced portfolio consulting team will also be on board to further enhance the company’s ability to help credit unions thrive. continue reading »last_img read more

Joseph Mariathasan: The mismeasure of human welfare

first_imgWe now live in a topsy-turvy world, where risk-free interest rates can be negative, and where Alice in Wonderland would have felt very much at home. It was not the White Rabbit who declared that “Gross National Happiness is more important than Gross National Product”, but Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the king of Bhutan, during the 1970s. US representative Hansen Clarke of Michigan commissioned a report a few years ago seeking to answer the overarching question: How should the US government institute supplemental national accounts that better reflect the welfare of the nation’s people? As the report points out, the US Department of Commerce has described GDP as “the crowning achievement” of 20th century US economic policy. In the eight decades since the introduction of US national income accounts, GDP has become the official barometer of business cycles, an indispensable measure of government performance and a leading benchmark of living standards. It has, in other words, become a de facto headline indicator of economic, political and social progress.Yet GDP was never intended for such a role. Economists dating back to Simon Kuznets, the father of US national accounting systems, have warned that GDP is a specialised tool for measuring market activity rather than national welfare. The by-products of unrestrained growth in the pollution of the air we breath and the food we eat, and the difficulties in finding clean water supplies, are a testament to that. The fastest-growing megacities in emerging markets such as Beijing and Delhi are also the most afflicted by smog. China’s astounding double-digit rates of GDP growth seen in the past are not only very difficult to sustain but also entail sacrifices in the quality of life that are increasingly seen as unacceptable.While GDP growth as currently measured may conceivably slow down in many countries to levels barely above zero, it does not mean human welfare – however it is measured – need do so. While there may be limits to GDP growth, that does not mean the welfare of any nation’s people cannot be continuously improved. Conversely, the era of zero and negative interest rates has led to owners of capital benefiting enormously at the expense of wage earners, whose incomes have not seen real increases despite GDP growth.But, if GDP alone is the measure by which governments define their objectives, it is unsurprising that the negative externalities of misplaced GDP growth in the form of pollution, increased social inequalities, the destruction of the natural environment and so on become issues governments cannot ignore. The challenge is to find an acceptable set of measures of human welfare that can provide guidelines for government policies, irrespective of economic growth. That is not just an issue for the UK but for the whole world.Joseph Mariathasan is a contributing editor at IPE Now is the time for governments to find an acceptable set of measures of human welfare, writes Joseph Mariathasan‘You can only manage what you measure’ is a self-evident axiom. But while gross domestic produce (GDP) may be easily measurable – and therefore held up as something to be managed – what the post-financial-crisis world has revealed is that, even when GDP growth has returned (albeit at low levels), it can hardly be argued that human welfare has increased.The popularity of US presidential candidate Donald Trump among working and middle-class Americans is testimony to their having seen no increase in their own circumstances despite GDP growth. In the UK, the Brexit vote was, again, a protest against the fact large sections of the population have seen no increase in perceived living standards, irrespective of GDP growth figures. For governments and political parties, focusing on GDP growth as a primary measure of success has proved to be misleading and a political failure.As the UK begins an existential debate over its long-term relationship with the European Union and its own future prospects in the wider world, it may be timely to widen the debate on the most appropriate set of metrics to measure society’s success. “GDP measures everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile” declared Robert F Kennedy in a famous speech given at the University of Kansas in 1968. “It can tell us everything about America except why we are proud we are Americans,” he added. “If this is true here at home, so it is true elsewhere in world.”last_img read more

Anabel Sexton joins board of England Golf Partnership

first_img Strategic marketing consultant Anabel Sexton has joined the board of the England Golf Partnership (EGP) as an independent non-executive director. The EGP brings together the amateur governing body, England Golf, and the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) to grow the game with the support of the Golf Foundation and Sport England National Lottery funding. It aims to increase participation in golf, from grass roots to elite level, and make England the leading golf nation in the world by 2020. Anabel, who has extensive interests in sport, has played golf since childhood and has enjoyed a long career within the golf industry. She said: “This is an exciting time for golf and it’s great to be involved in growing the game. I am very enthusiastic about the work of the EGP and its campaign to inspire more people to Get into golf and I look forward to working with the team.” Bill Bryce, the chairman of the EGP, commented: “I’m delighted Anabel has agreed to join the EGP management board. After an extensive recruitment process, Anabel will be an excellent addition to an already impressive team. Her experience, knowledge and skills are well suited to our needs and we look forward to her contribution well into the future.” Anabel started her career in golf with IMG, working with professionals on the Ladies European Tour, before moving into video production and distribution working, among others, with Ian Woosnam on his instructional video.   She set up her own agency in 1998 and took on the PR contract for TaylorMade adidas golf, along with the Wales bid for the 2010 Ryder Cup.  Her successful work with TaylorMade led to her selling her agency and taking on the role of their European Brand Communications Director, a position which she held until 2001. Since then, Anabel has worked extensively as a non-executive director at board level. She served for four years as a director for the Sport & Recreation Alliance, a year on the board of England Netball, has advised Sport England on the distribution of funds to women’s projects, and has just completed her ninth year as a governor of Millfield School in Somerset where she is now deputy chair and governor for sport. 16 Dec 2013 Anabel Sexton joins board of England Golf Partnership last_img read more