first_imgPhoto ContestEvery month, we publish a selection of submitted photos in Little India and the photo judged best by the editors wins $30. Photos are evaluated both for concept and photo quality. We are interested in photos that reflect Indian life in amusing, incongruent or unusual contexts.You can submit your photo by emailing it to us at or by using the form below.Send photo and win $30 Related Itemslast_img

first_imgThe Enforcement Directorate (ED) is investigating several accounts with the J&K Bank, in which huge amounts were deposited and then withdrawn in cash over a period of time. The agency is trying to ascertain the source of deposits in such accounts. Based on the cases registered by the Jammu and Kashmir’s Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB), the ED is already carrying out a money laundering probe into a range of allegations involving the bank, its former functionaries and others. Loans sanctioned to several companies are also under the scanner. On October 19, the ACB said it had registered an FIR following a preliminary enquiry into charges that during 2011-13, some officials of the bank in Mumbai and Delhi had sanctioned loans to the tune of ₹800 crore in favour of REI Agro Limited, on fake documents and in violation of the rules.The bank officials and the company allegedly knew that the loan amount had to be disbursed among farmers for paddy production. The funds were released through joint-liability groups, even when the company has already received the paddy.These loans were sanctioned or disbursed in connivance with the then Chairman of the J&K Bank Mushtaq Ahmad Sheikh, causing a loss of ₹1,124.45 crore to the bank, alleged the anti-corruption body.The ACB is also pursuing the allegations of irregular appointments in the bank at the instance of some influential political leaders of the State.last_img read more

first_imgThe Water Defenders have now won five of their last six games including two straight victories over Creamline in the Final Four.Pocari’s stunning fall spoiled Myla Pablo’s night. The former National U star was named MVP before the match but managed just nine points against BaliPure.Elaine Kasilag had 11 points to lead Pocari.Earlier, Mega Builders pulled off an 18-25, 25-23, 26-24, 22-25, 25-13 squeaker over Cignal TV to force a sudden death duel for the men’s crown.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Audacious Alpe pins hope on repertoire of strength SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments The way things worked out in Game 1 of the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference Finals Saturday night was hard to imagine as BaliPure actually tiptoed precariously at the edge of elimination early in the tournament.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img From grasping at straws to salvage an up-and-down campaign, the Water Defenders are now within a game of grabbing the championship trophy following a surprisingly quick 25-22, 25-19, 25-22 victory at Filoil Flying V Centre.“We were almost eliminated and it was a really difficult road going to the championship,” said coach Roger Gorayeb in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“[But] we’re confident and we’ll just capitalize on this win,” he added. “We will go to the next game with the psychological advantage.”Aiko Urdas led the Water Defenders with 15 points while Jerrili Malabanan and Grethcel Soltones added 14 and 10 points, respectively. MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Gameslast_img read more

first_imgPH Chinlone team wins the 1st silver for the country during the 2017 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZKUALA LUMPUR — The Philippines disputed the 29th Southeast Asian Games’ first gold medal against the host Malaysia Wednesday but in the end had to settle for silver for its first medal of the meet.John Jeffrey Morcillos, Johnjohn Bobier, Rhemwil Catana, Ronsited Gabayeron, Joeart Jumawan, Alvin Pangan second place in sepak takraw men’s chinlone (linking) event at Stadium Titiwangsa here.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “We are really expected to perform in regu (match), because we are just first-timers here,” said Tanchangco of the sepak team that could only win a silver two years ago in Singapore.The team trained for two months in Iloilo City and it paid off in terms of developing camaraderie, according to Suico.Regie Reznan Pabriga and John Carlo Lee served as team reserves.ADVERTISEMENT Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village NBA: Spurs legend David Robinson says it would be ‘crazy’ not to trade for Irving Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding The host, playing to the court that included its sports minister, piled up 391 total points after two rounds in the finals to claim the gold medal.The Philippines, seeing action for the first time in chin lone, garnered 271.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It should have been a close fight,” said head coach Metodio Suico Jr., who cited the umpire’s questionable calls in the match.Team manager Virginia Tanchangco said the country fielded in a developmental team for chin lone — they will have one more shot in the chine lone non-repetition event Thursday. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses MOST READcenter_img LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Read Next Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief View commentslast_img read more

first_imgYoung lawmakers in the Lok Sabha have been submitting private member Bills to bring focus on a range of issues like mandatory voting, use of drones, rights of transgenders to cleaning up sports and regulating lobbying.As these contentious issues are usually not taken up by the government, the private member Bills offer a forum for them to be debated.DRIVING CHANGEAmong the private member Bills moved by young lawmakers, include Varun Gandhi who wants voting to be made compulsory, Rajiv Satav who wants regulation of drones, Maheish Girri wants social security for transgender persons while Shahsi Tharoor wanted decriminalising of homosexuality.Other lawmakers like Anurag Thakur, who recently became BCCI chairman, wants to clean up sports through a commission on ethics and 10-year jail for those indulging in match fixing. Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo wants disclosure of lobbying activities, a common phenomenon in the national Capital.Private member Bills are a provision in the parliamentary system to allow the lawmakers present legislations, just as the government does, in a House. In a few cases, such legislations are debated in the house and passed or rejected.LEGISLATIVE FRAMEWORKThough they usually end up in records, the Bills may be taken up by the government if it thinks the issue is important enough to merit a legislative framework.In fact, the Lok Sabha had voted against the introduction of a private members bill by Tharoor for decriminalising homosexuality.Young lawmakers contribute to their role as a parliamentarian by bringing spotlight on such controversial issues amid hope that the debate Parliament would goes outside and involves people at large.advertisementThe Speaker usually allows a few hours every Friday for private member bills to be taken up.ALSO READ:Now, Congressman Shashi Tharoor has a grouse with JNUlast_img read more

first_imgHosts England will take on New Zealand in a must-win World Cup clash at Riverside Cricket Ground on Wednesday.A win over New Zealand will see pre-tournament favorites England qualifying further in World Cup 2019 semifinals.However, if New Zealand wins this clash, they will become the third team to enter the knockout stages of the tournament.England, who had to face a lot of criticism after losing back-to-back games against Sri Lanka and Australia, ended India’s winning run in Birmingham to keep their semifinals hope alive.Whereas, New Zealand, who are sitting in third place with 11 points in 8 matches, have suffered back-to-back setbacks against Pakistan and Australia.The Kane Williamson-led side have been ordinary in their batting in the last two games and they would desperately hope to improve on that front and make a solid comeback into the tournament. Williamson needs Martin Guptill to fire, much like he did in the 2015 edition, where he had emerged as the leading run-scorer of the tournament.BatsmenJonny Bairstow and Jason Roy forged a brilliant hundred plus opening stand against India. Bairstow scored his maiden World Cup ton whereas Roy celebrated his return to the team with a blistering half-century. Considering their form, Bairstow and Roy must be the first names in your dream 11 team.Kane Williamson should be an automatic choice as the No.3 batsman with the New Zealand captain averaging over 186 in the tournament with two hundred and a fifty to his name already. In-form Ross Taylor and Joe Root can be good options to complete the batting list.advertisementAll-roundersBen Stokes was at his best against India as he powered England to a formidable 337 with late slogging. He is averaging over 60 in this World Cup with the bat and 32.33 with the ball so he walks into the side 9 times out of 10.James Neesham is in the form of his life with bat and ball for New Zealand in this World Cup. He has already picked up a five-wicket haul in the tournament and has been decent with the bat whenever he has got the opportunity.Wicket-keeperJos Buttler is currently the best batting keeper in the World Cup 2019. He has the ability to get going from the first delivery as he holds a strike rate of 132.96, which is the best among of all England batsman, who has played more than 5 innings.BowlersJofra Archer and Lockie Ferguson would be the best bets in the bowling lineup. Ferguson is the second in the list of highest wicket-takers in World Cup 2019 with 17 scalps off 7 games whereas Archer ranks 4th with just one wicket less than the NZ pacer.New Zealand’s Trent Boult should be your third pacer as he has taken 13 wickets off 7 matchesEngland vs New Zealand Dream11 suggested Playing XI: Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Kane Williamson(VC), Joe Root, Ross Taylor, Ben Stokes (C), James Neesham, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult.England vs New Zealand squads:England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Moeen Ali, Tom Curran, James Vince, Liam Dawson.New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Colin de Grandhomme, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Tom Blundell, Matt Henry, Colin Munro, Tim Southee.Also See:last_img read more

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first_imgA joint call for action to combat auto theft and joyriding wasmade today, Nov. 24, by the Nova Scotia government, InsuranceBureau of Canada, RCMP and Halifax Regional Police Service. “There have been too many tragic stories here at home and acrossCanada to ignore this serious public safety issue any longer,”said Justice Minister Michael Baker. “The federal governmentneeds to act now. The public needs greater protection fromirresponsible people who steal vehicles and recklessly threatenthe lives of innocent people.” Mr. Baker joined Richard Dubin, vice-president of investigations,Insurance Bureau of Canada, Inspector Matt Lowther, RCMP, andChris McNeil, deputy police chief, Halifax Regional PoliceService, in calling for tougher laws to protect the public. Mr. Baker said that auto theft and the so-called “joyriding”theft of a vehicle should be indictable offences, which wouldcarry stricter sentences. He also recommends that auto theft becategorized as a violent offence under the federal Youth CriminalJustice Act, not a property offence. This would make it possibleto keep young offenders in custody before a trial and sentencing. “In the current criminal justice system, there is effectively nodeterrent to stealing a car,” said Mr. Dubin. “Both the CriminalCode and the Youth Criminal Justice Act need to be changed sothat auto theft is recognized as a specific indictable, violentoffence rather than the simple theft of property. The would-becar thief, in particular the juvenile car thief, must know thatthere is a risk of serious punishment prior to getting involvedin auto theft. If these serious deterrents were put in placenationally, we could potentially prevent further loss of life andstop many young criminals from taking up a life of crime that toooften starts with auto theft.” said Mr. Dubin. “The hazardous pursuits that often result from auto theftscommitted by youths can have deadly consequences,” said InspectorLowther, officer in charge, Nova Scotia RCMP traffic services.”The RCMP supports a review of legislation to ensure thatsentencing in these cases fits the crime.” “Theft of motor vehicles is a serious public safety concern,”said Mr. McNeil. “A stolen car in the hands of an immature andinexperienced youth is as dangerous as a loaded gun. The justicesystem needs to take the issue of stolen vehicles more seriously,as current sentences for stolen cars are inadequate to deter thiscrime.” Mr. Baker will travel to Ottawa to lobby for changes to thefederal Youth Criminal Justice Act and the Criminal Code ofCanada. He will also seek support from his provincialcounterparts during the annual justice ministers’ meeting to beheld in Ottawa from Jan. 24-26, 2005. In Nova Scotia, more than 2,700 motor vehicles were stolen in2003, the latest year for which statistics are available. Thatrepresents a 52 per cent increase during the 1993-2003 period.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: Indian shooters Apurvi Chandela, Anjum Moudgil and Elavenil Valarivan will be vying for top honours at the year’s third International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Rifle/Pistol in Munich, Germany, starting Sunday. The opening day of the competition will see women’s 10m Air Rifle final. A total of 919 athletes from 98 countries, some in the non-competition Minimum Qualifying Score (MQS) section, will be competing for the 17 Tokyo Olympics quota places available, besides a coveted ISSF World Cup medal. Also Read – We don’t ask for kind of tracks we get: Bowling coach Arun India has entered a 35-member squad, 23 of them competing for medals in the 10 events lined up over the next five days. India already has five quota places in Rifle and Pistol competitions. As a result they would be forfeiting their right to quotas in the women’s air rifle and men’s 10m air pistol competitions, given they have already secured the maximum possible two quotas in these events. India’s other quota is in the men’s 10m air rifle and thus the shooters would be eligible for only one quota. Apurvi, Anjum, Saurabh Chaudhary, Abhishek Verma and Divyansh Singh Panwar have secured quotas for the country so far. India can therefore pick up a maximum of 12 further quota places from Munich.last_img read more

first_imgIn today’s Big Story podcast, more of us than ever before are burning out at work. The rise in this kind of stress, in fact, is pronounced enough that last week the World Health Organization categorized “burnout” as an official occupational syndrome. That means no, you might not just be having a rough couple weeks. You might really need help. Because we know now that the end of this path isn’t pretty.Why are we more stressed at work than we’ve ever been? Will having WHO-approved medical language help employers and employees address the problem? What do you do when a weekend away doesn’t fix anything? How can you tell when someone’s in danger of flaming out, and how do you talk about it with them?GUEST: Hamza Khan, educator, speaker, author of The Burnout Gamble(For more from Hamza you can watch his TED talk on burnout right here.)Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.You can subscribe to the Big Story for free on Apple Podcasts, Google or Spotify.You can subscribe to The Big Story podcast on iTunes or Google Podcasts.You can also find it at read more

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO – A federal copyright board has raised the music streaming royalties for songwriters and music publishers by more than 40 per cent to narrow the financial divide separating them from recording labels.The decision announced earlier this weekend by the National Music Publishers Association stems from a dispute pitting songwriters against steadily growing music streaming services sold by Spotify, Apple, Google, Amazon and Pandora.The Copyright Royalty Board’s decision will require those services to pay 15.1 per cent of their revenue to the songwriters and publishers, up from 10.5 per cent.The music publishers association hailed the ruling, even though the trade group estimates recording labels will still be receiving $3.82 for every $1 paid to songwriters and publishers. Even so, that still represents “the most favourable balance in the history of the industry,” said David Israelite, president of the music publishers association.None of the major companies affected by the new music streaming royalties responded to requests by The Associated Press for comment, leaving it unclear whether the shift will prod any of them to raise the prices paid by consumers.The popularity of music streaming services has soared in the past few years as more consumers have embraced paying a monthly or annual subscription fee for unlimited access to tens of millions of songs instead of incrementally buying a more limited amount of music on CDs or in a digital download.Those changing habits have pushed artists, songwriters and publishers to step up their efforts to get a larger cut of the royalties generated from music streaming — a format that didn’t even exist when some performers signed their last record deals years ago.The Copyright Royalty Board drew up the new rates for songwriters and publishers after hearing evidence during a trial last year.“Songwriters desperately need and deserve the rate increases,” said Bart Herbison, executive director for the Nashville Songwriters Association International, another trade group.The new royalties seem unlikely to faze Apple, Google and Amazon — all of whom rank among the world’s richest companies and operate their music streaming services as complements to other products that generate most of their revenue.The new royalty systems could leave a bigger financial dent in smaller and less diversified companies such as Spotify and Pandora, even though both are music streaming pioneers.___This story has been corrected to refer to the “Copyright Royalty Board” instead of the “Copyright Ruling Board.”last_img read more

first_imgANNAPOLIS, Md. — A board of high-ranking Maryland officials has rejected a pipeline across the western part of the state that would carry natural gas produced in Pennsylvania to West Virginia.The Board of Public Works voted 3-0 Wednesday against an easement for TransCanada’s proposed pipeline. It would run under the Potomac River and extend 3 miles (4.83 kilometres) from Columbia Gas’ network in Pennsylvania to Mountaineer Gas’ distribution system in West Virginia.One board member, Comptroller Peter Franchot, cited testimony that the pipeline could bring Maryland environmental problems without economic benefits. The board also includes Maryland’s governor and treasurer.Environmentalists oppose the pipeline. Chesapeake Climate Action Network attorney Anne Havemann says she hopes this marks an end to the proposal, but further action by the federal government or the courts is possible.Brian Witte, The Associated Presslast_img read more

U.S. stocks closed broadly higher on Wall Street Tuesday amid renewed investor optimism about the prospects for a trade deal between the U.S. and China.Technology, financial and health care stocks powered much of the rally, which gave the market its third-straight gain. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he might let a March 2 deadline slide in trade talks with China if the two countries get close to a deal.On Tuesday:The S&P 500 index gained 34.93 points, or 1.3 per cent, to 2,744.73.The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 372.65 points, or 1.5 per cent, to 25,425.76.The Nasdaq composite rose 106.71 points, or 1.5 per cent, to 7,414.62.The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks added 19.25 points, or 1.3 per cent, to 1,538.23.For the week:The S&P 500 is up 36.85 points, or 1.4 per cent.The Dow is up 319.43 points, or 1.3 per cent.The Nasdaq is up 116.42 points, or 1.6 per cent.The Russell 2000 is up 31.84 points, or 2.1 per cent.For the year:The S&P 500 is up 237.88 points, or 9.5 per cent.The Dow is up 2,098.30 points, or 9 per cent.The Nasdaq is up 779.34 points, or 11.8 per cent.The Russell 2000 is up 189.67 points, or 14.1 per cent.The Associated Press read more

MONTREAL — Quebec’s hydro utility has been awarded the biggest export contract in its history after the U.S. state of Massachusetts gave the nod of approval to the Northern Pass project.Massachusetts officially selected Northern Pass today out of 40 submissions presented to the state last year.The project, run by Hydro-Quebec and U.S. partner Eversource, would bring up to 9.45 terawatt hours of electricity per year from Quebec’s hydroelectric plants to Massachusetts.The push is on to make Ontario’s disastrous ‘Fair Power Plan’ even worseRegulator scales back Ontario Power Generation rate-hike request over ‘excessive’ costsThe 20-year contract is expected to be signed in March and could generate up to $500 million in revenues for Hydro-Quebec per year.In 2017, Hydro-Quebec’s exports represented $803 million of its $2.86-billion profit.The project still needs to be approved by New Hampshire as well as by Canada’s National Energy Board.“There were many projects on the table but (Northern Pass) stood out,” said Judith Judson, Commissioner at the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources. read more

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first_imgThe song used in our current Storybook ad is an original created by an artist called Libby Kash. However, being mindful of Kodaline’s concerns, as a gesture of goodwill we have decided to change the song. The new song will be in place the next time we run the ad.Here’s Kodaline’s hit: Source: KodalineVEVO/YouTubeIt’s not clear what other music Libby Kash has made. At the time of writing, Google searches for “Libby Kash” and “Libby Kash music” bring up no obviously relevant results.Kelloggs UK tweeted this afternoon: More: Kodaline think that Kellogg’s new ad sounds VERY familiar> Source: Kellogg’s UK/Twitter Artist Libby Kash created the song for our new ad. But All We Want is for @Kodaline to enjoy their Corn Flakes so we’re changing it #cerealy— Kellogg’s UK & IRE (@KelloggsUK) June 15, 2014center_img Source: Leo Burnett London/YouTubeKellogg’s said that the advert’s song was an original track, but it was being axed as a “gesture of goodwill”. A spokesperson said in a statement: Source: YouTube/PAUpdated 4.59pmKELLOGGS HAVE SAID they will remove a song from their new TV advert, after Irish band Kodaline accused it of being a “rip-off” of their hit All I Want.The song, from Kellogg’s Storybook ad, drew several comparisons on social media to the Kodaline tune.When the band complained about the similarity last week, Kellogg’s said they had commissioned an original song and were “looking into the facts”.Following a report in the Sunday Times this morning, the company confirmed to that they are now withdrawing the music. Here’s the offending tune in the commercial, uploaded to YouTube by ad agency Leo Burnett London:last_img read more

first_img Vacant dwellings in Ireland by type of housing. Source: CSOThe area with the most vacant dwellings in the country in Blacklion, Co Cavan, where over 46% of properties are vacant. The seven counties with the highest vacant housijng rates in the country Source: CSO/Census 2016Home ownership and rentThe report also showed a decline in the rate of home ownership in the country.Despite the marginal increase in housing stock, the number of owner occupied households fell between 2011 and 2016 (from 1,149,924 to 1,147,552).The rate of home ownership dropped then from 69.7% to 67.6%. This rate was last seen 1971.The fall was evident in both rural and urban areas.In terms of age, renting was more common than owning among adults younger than 35. After this age, more households owned rather than rented their homes.In previous Censuses, the age after which more people owned their home was younger.The equivalent age in previous censuses was 32 years in 2011, 28 years in 2006, 27 years in 2002 and 26 years in 1991.The report also found that the average weekly rent paid to private landlords was landlords in April 2016 was €199.92, up from €171.19 in 2011 (a rise of over 16%).Dublin city saw the biggest increase, with rents going up by 30%. Other areas of Dublin also saw significant increases in rent.You can view the full housing report on the CSO website.Read: ‘Ireland is slowly discarding its age-old loyalty card attitude toward established religions’Read: More males are born in Ireland, but women are living longer Share Tweet Email3 By Cormac Fitzgerald Apr 20th 2017, 1:18 PM Thursday 20 Apr 2017, 1:18 PM 15,043 Views center_img IRELAND INCREASED ITS housing stock by 8,800 units between 2011 and 2016, compared to over 201,000 from roughly the same period a decade ago.A Census 2016 special profile on housing in Ireland found that the country increased its housing supply by just 0.4% in the five-year period of 2011 to 2016 (from 1,994,845 million units to 2,003,645 million units).This is in stark contrast to the change in Ireland’s housing stock between 2002 and 2006, when the number of units grew by 21.2%. In that time, housing stock increased from 1,460,053 million to 1,769,613 million.Meanwhile, Ireland’s population was recorded at 4,761,865 in the last Census. That’s compared to 4,588,252 in 2011. The changes in Ireland’s property stock and population in each Census. Source: CSOThe Census report looks at the different aspects of housing in Ireland as enumerated on Census night in April of last year.The report found that a total of 2,003,645 houses and apartments were counted on Census night. Of these 1,697,665 were occupied by persons usually resident in the State (as opposed to people visiting).There were a total of 183,312 vacant houses and apartments across the country, as well as 62,148 vacant holiday homes.A total of 95,596 empty homes were in urban areas.“We need politicians and policy makers at all levels to recognise that empty homes can play an immediate role in alleviating the housing and homeless crisis,” said Francis Doherty of homeless charity the Peter McVerry Trust. This graph shows how housing supply has flatlined this decade – compared to population growth A new report looks at housing in Census 2016. 47 Comments Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

first_imgStay on target Don’t Trust Everything You See on Shark WeekDiscovery launches virtual reality with sharks, skateboards, and survival Dundunn…dundunn…Shark Week 2019 is coming to haunt your summer dreams.From July 28 to August 4, Discovery Channel and other organizations worldwide are celebrating one of the ocean’s most powerful predators with special TV programs and events.To get your fright-fest started, we’ve rounded up the best shark-themed movies you can watch all week long. From The Meg to Jaws, these films will “take a bite” out of deciding what to binge-watch during Shark Week 2019.Open WaterA couple vacationing in the Caribbean has a nightmarish scuba diving experience in the movie Open Water. When their boat tour group accidentally leaves them behind, the pair must try to survive in the ocean with a bunch of hungry sharks.Stream it HereThe ShallowsBlake Lively battling a megalodon-like shark might make your day in The Shallows, a film where a surfer gets attacked by one of the massive predators during her isolated beach trip.Stream it HereThe MegThe ruler of all sharks is here to make beachgoers its “catch of the day” in The Meg: Expert diver (Jason Statham) has to beat the clock and rescue the crew of a deep-sea submersible before the enormous beast kills them all.Stream it HereSharknadoImagine this for a natural disaster: A freak twister rounds up the world’s deadliest sharks from the sea and they are chilling in the air, on the ground, and in bodies of water. Sharknado is a hilarious showdown against a shark-infested tornado that involves chainsaws, guns, and other forms of combat.Stream it HereJawsWhen a peaceful New England town is terrorized by a mega-shark, it’s up to a police chief, an ichthyologist, and a ship captain to stop the creature from hunting humans in Jaws. Directed by Steven Spielberg, this movie will give you the creeps on your next beach getaway.Stream it Here47 Meters DownDeep-sea diving is a fun adventure, except when your cage happens to break off a boat and plummet to a seabed full of sharks. 47 Meters Down, which stars Mandy Moore and Claire Holt, follows two sisters who decide to go on a thrilling ocean excursion and get stuck underwater with these bone-chilling animals.Stream it HereShark TaleIf gory megalodon movies are too much for you, Shark Tale makes a great PG binge-watch for Shark Week: The animated tale follows a young fish’s false reputation as a “shark slayer” and how he must prove himself innocent after a “shark mob” boss (voiced by Robert De Niro) thinks he killed his son. Will Smith and Renée Zellweger also are part of the cast of this adorable movie.Stream it HerePiranha 3DIt’s not exactly a shark movie, but Piranha 3D still features prehistoric man-eating fish that will freak you out. A group of spring breakers must survive these bloody creatures when their lake retreat becomes their hunting grounds.Stream it HereMore on Drone Captures Great White Sharks Interacting Off Cape CodPhotos: ‘Spy’ Sharks Swim Feet Away From Unsuspecting Beach Visitors At Least 9 Great White Sharks Spotted By Researchers Off Cape Codlast_img read more

first_imgFormer Manchester City idol Shaun Wright-Phillips is hoping Pep Guardiola’s win the Carabao Cup on Sunday.Wright-Phillips spent two spells with the Blues between 1998 and 2005 and 2008 to 2011, making a total of 275 appearances and scoring 47 goals.The former England player then spent three years at Chelsea with whom he won the Premier League and FA Cup.“It goes without saying I want City to win, but the Chelsea fans were cool with me so I wouldn’t want them to lose by six goals again!” Wright-Phillips told the club website.“It should be a great final, but the 6-0 hammering does make it a bit trickier – they’ll want some retribution because that would have hurt them and at the very least, they’ll want to play a lot better.“I think Chelsea will come out fast, but whether they can keep that up or not remains to be seen.“If I was Pep, I wouldn’t change a thing from the team that won 6-0. It won’t be a pushover, but City should play the same way again.”About as incisive a strike as you’ll see at Wembley from @fernandinho!WolverhamptonMatch Preview: Wolverhampton vs Chelsea Boro Tanchev – September 13, 2019 Wolverhampton will host Chelsea at the Molineux Stadium in one of the most interesting Premier League games this weekend.🔵 #mancity— Manchester City (@ManCity) February 22, 2019With his energy, speed, work ethics and love of dribbling, SWP admits he would have loved to have played in Pep Guardiola’s City side and believes the Catalan would have improved him as a player.“It would have been a revelation for me to play under Pep,” he said.“Pep always has a way of improving players, changing them to suit his demands and so I’d have had to learn new tactics which is something I would have enjoyed.“The pressing at the top means when you win the ball back in the final third you are already on the attack. It would have been incredible.”last_img read more

first_img49th District Position 1 House race: Republican House candidate Debbie Peterson will host a “let’s get informed on Prop. 1” discussion over coffee 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Peachtree Restaurant, 4400 E. Fourth Plain Blvd. Proposition 1 allows voters living in the C-Tran district to vote to approve or reject a 0.1 percentage-point sales tax increase to pay for maintenance and operation of light rail, as well as some bus rapid transit construction costs. For more information, contact Peterson at 360-356-4437 or District Position 2 House race: Democratic House candidate Jim Gizzi will host a meet-and-greet over coffee 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Thursday at Bridgewood at Four Seasons, 11700 N.E. Angelo Drive. For more information, contact Gizzi’s campaign at 360-723-0900.last_img read more