Service sector activity in new slump

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New business came in at its slowest pace since June 2009.“Worries over the impact of government spending cuts and the scheduled rise in VAT early next year continued to undermine sentiment,” Markit said.Osborne plans to raise value-added tax on most goods and services to 20 per cent in January from its current rate of 17.5 percent, on top of budget cuts of 25 percent to most government departments over the next four years.However, the survey brings good news for the Bank of England, which hopes the weak economic environment will enable inflation to fall back to its two per cent target without the need for interest rate rises.Competitive pressures and discounts to boost sales meant firms barely raised prices in August, with the increase the smallest since April. This was despite higher wage and utility bills causing firms’ costs to rise at their fastest since May.IT and computing was the strongest sector in August, while indices for the larger ‘business services’ category declined. 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Bank of Japan cuts interest rates to zero

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Man dies in hit-and-run

first_imgEmail Linkedin WhatsApp Advertisement Facebook Twittercenter_img Print A 40-year-old man who was struck by a car in County Limerick in the early hours of Sunday morning has died from his injuries. The accident happened on Main Street, Castleconnell at about 2.15am.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The victim has been named locally as Tom O’Shea, from Derryhasna, Castleconnell.He was taken to the Mid-Western Regional Hospital but was pronounced dead shortly afterwards.Gardaí are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident to contact them at Castleconnell 061 377105 or Henry Street 061 212400. NewsLocal NewsMan dies in hit-and-runBy admin – September 6, 2009 683 Previous articleApproval given to UL Medical SchoolNext articleAIB cup draw sends local teams away adminlast_img read more

Indpendent candidate not bitter at election debate exclusion

first_img By News Highland – November 8, 2010 HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Newsx Adverts WhatsApp Twitter Indpendent candidate not bitter at election debate exclusion Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Previous articleCouncillor wants sandwich boards banned for Letterkenny pavementsNext articleMan ordered to climb Croagh Patrick raises almost €3,000 News Highland Facebook Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Twitter Google+center_img Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Google+ The sole declared independent candidate for the Donegal South West by-election has said he will use the time saved, by being omitted from a national pre-election debate, to campaign on the ground.Councillor Thomas Pringle was omitted from an RTE radio debate last week and has not been invited to join a debate on TV3 this evening which will feature the four other candidates in the race.Councillor Pringle says he will being using this to his advantage:[podcast][/podcast] Pinterest Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report WhatsApp Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers last_img read more

Forsa say revised plan will see special schools reopen from February 11th

first_img Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Forsa say revised plan will see special schools reopen from February 11th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Homepage BannerNews Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Monday 1st FebruaryNext article1,062 new Covid-19 cases and 10 deaths confirmed this evening News Highland Facebookcenter_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest A union representing special needs assistants says it will support new Department of Education proposals on the return of special education.Forsa says the revised plan, which includes increased safety measures, will see special schools reopen from February 11th with 50 percent student attendance.While special classes in other schools would resume 11 days later on the 22nd. Twitter WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+ Pinterest By News Highland – February 1, 2021 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Quick hit of snow expected in Northeast as major storm crosses country

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — Up to 18 inches of snow has already fallen in the Cascades and more than 3 inches of rain in the lower elevations. Heavy wet snow has downed dozens of trees in Washington producing some power outages. On Tuesday morning, storms continue to line up in the Pacific and are ready to slam the West coast with more rain and mountain snow.Through the week, western storms will make their way south and east and will stretch from southern California all the way to the Great Lakes. By Friday, a strong storm will move from the West into the central U.S. and will combine with Gulf of Mexico moisture to produce a severe weather outbreak across the South with damaging winds, hail and tornadoes possible.Further north, heavy rain could cause flooding in the Ohio Valley. Further west, snow will develop from Colorado to western Great Lakes. Meanwhile, a storm system moving through the east later Tuesday will bring a quick hit of snow from Virginia to eastern New England. Washington, D.C. and Baltimore will get some snow as well Tuesday afternoon and Philadelphia should expect some snow in the early evening. New York City will see rain changing to snow after rush hour and Boston will see snow later Tuesday night into the overnight hours. By Wednesday morning, the quick-hitting storm should be moving out of the Northeast with lingering snow in Boston and eastern New England. Not too much snow will fall in the Northeast but the highest snowfall totals will be in West Virginia and central Pennsylvania where some areas could see 3 to 4 inches of snow.The rest of the Northeast will only see a dusting to maybe 2 inches. Major cities like Washington, D.C. will see maybe 1 inch, Philadelphia a dusting to 1 inch, New York City a dusting, and Boston around 1 inch. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Linear tracks and restricted temperature ranges characterise penguin foraging pathways

first_imgMarine predators are thought to follow sophisticated scale-dependent search strategies when seeking patchy and unpredictable prey. However, fine-scale information about these strategies has hitherto been difficult to obtain for diving predators that often remain at the sea surface for only limited periods of time. Using ARGOS telemetry and novel, low-powered, archival GPS, we followed the fine-scale at-sea behaviour of king penguins breeding on South Georgia. Results revealed that foraging pathways were generally linear, except at the finest scale, where movements probably reflected either fine-scale searching behaviour, or fine-scale random movements associated with having found prey. King penguins focused 45% of their foraging effort in waters with a specific surface temperature (5.0 to 5.5 degrees C) – an environmental cue potentially important in helping them locate prey, thereby reducing their need to expend energy in area-restricted search patterns. Within these waters, penguins slowed down and increased their dive effort and degree of meandering. First Passage Time analysis revealed that penguins focused much of their effort at local scales, generally in areas with a radius of 2 km. In these areas, penguins dived marginally deeper and targeted waters that, were significantly warmer at the bottom of their dives. Such information about fine-scale foraging behaviour will help increase our understanding of the environmental correlates that characterise areas where marine predators exploit their prey. The scale of these behavioural processes is better resolved using the fine-scale temporal and spatial resolution of GPS tracking data.last_img read more

Community Radiologist – Cap Regional and CRMC

first_imgThe Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at theUniversity Of Maryland School Of Medicine seeks a full-time,faculty member to expand our team of Community RadiologySpecialists for Daytime coverage of routine diagnostic imaging.There will also be call coverage required with this position. Thesuccessful candidate will have a good blend of experience ingeneral radiology skills .This position is for a board certified, fellowship-trainedRadiologist with strong interests in Community l Radiologyoperations . Our clinical network is linked to the University OfMaryland Medical Center, the heart of the University of MarylandMedical System’s Baltimore campus, by an enterprise-wide EMR drivenPACS system, supported by voice recognition dictation with seamlessinteroperability.The potential start date is as soon as May 2020, however,graduating fellows that can start in July 2020 will also beconsidered. Work schedule will have a strong focus onsustainability and a favorable work/life balance. Candidates shouldbe comfortable with the broad scope of diagnostic radiology (plainfilm, CT, and ultrasound). There are no mammographyrequirements.Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits are proudly offered.Faculty rank is commensurate with candidate’s qualifications andexperience.Qualifications :Please send CV with cover letter of interest to the attention ofBarbara Stewart at [email protected] , or fax410-328-0641, or mail:Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear MedicineUniversity of Maryland Medical Center, Rm N2E2322 South Greene StreetBaltimore, MD 21201In addition, application must be submitted through TaleoCommunity Radiologist Cap Regional & CRMC The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity,Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, individuals withdisabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged toapply.last_img read more

HydroFest Kicks Off In Evansville

first_imgHydroFest Kicks Off In EvansvilleHydroFest is kicking off for Labor Day weekend. For its second year, preparations are well underway.The “Roar on the River” is playing host to the American Power Boat Association’s Eastern Divisional Championships.“We have about 60 boats this year and that makes for a lot of action because they will each race two different times tomorrow and two different times on Sunday,” says Randy Lientz, HydroFest race director.Crews worked to prepare their hydroplanes and tested them on the Ohio River.“The Ohio River is perfect water for racing right now,” says Lientz. “The weather is perfect for racing.”HydroFest teams came out from both near and far.“We have people from the state of Washington, the state of California, the state of Florida, New Jersey and Maryland, and even Quebec, Canada,” says Lientz. “So it’s truly a North American event.”One team came out to prepare their boat which was a former winner.“Today was just doing some testing and trying to dial some stuff in. So, we’re really concerned by Sunday afternoon that everything is absolutely perfect,” says Scott Pierce, HydroFest participant. “It ran pretty well earlier so we’re feeling pretty confident.”Lientz says the safety of all involved this weekend is his number one priority.“Safety for all of the participants, all of the spectators, all of the workers, all of the race teams,” says Lientz.After each day awards will be presented to the winning team, but for some racers, the love of racing hydroplanes is what keeps them coming back.“For me, the die is cast. There is no other alternative,” says Pierce. “I’m a racer and that’s what I do.”Gates will open to the public tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. Admission is ten dollars and children 12 and younger are free.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Hoboken Fire Department seeks recruits

first_imgHOBOKEN – The Hoboken Fire Department invites everyone who wants to be a Hoboken firefighter to take the New Jersey Civil Service Commission Entry Level Firefighter Examination.“I hope to have a diverse group of applicants, including military veterans, women, minorities, and members of the LGBTQ community,” said Provisional Fire Chief Brian Crimmins. “A fire department that best represents the community can best serve the community.”Information about veterans preference and equal employment opportunity is available on the Civil Service Commission website, along with the exam application. Candidates must be under the age of 35 as of the closing date of the examination to qualify. Benefits include paid vacation, a rotating work schedule, and health benefits.Applications are open through Friday, Aug. 31.Got more information go to read more