CUTS MAKE MOCKERY OF LABOUR PROMISES, SAYS McCONALOGUE

first_imgToday’s announcement that the rate for the third and subsequent children are to be standardised makes a “mockery of Labour’s ‘red line’ approach on child benefit reductions” and the “spin” coming from Government Buildings in recent days, according to Fianna Fáil Children Spokesperson Charlie McConalogue TD.Deputy McConalogue commented, “Only last February Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said “[Things] like not cutting child benefit any further. Enough is enough. Families can take no more,” were a fundamental prerequisite of entering into government with Fine Gael.“Today, a Labour Minister has announced that the rate for Child Benefit for the third and subsequent children will be standardised over the next two years at €140. For a five child family this will mean a monthly loss of over €100. This is another critical blow to families struggling to make ends meet and is a breach of trust by the Labour Party.  It also flies in the face of the spin successfully sold to media over recent days. The local TD said that Labour launched their pre-election manifesto on child care with a strong defence of child benefit declaring that it was against any cuts because“- Family incomes have already taken a substantial hit in the last few budgets.– It is the State’s only recognition that Ireland remains a very expensive place to raise a child.– To do so will create poverty traps, work disincentives, & increase the number of children in poverty.” Deputy McConalogue concluded: “All of that is still true, the only thing to change is the Labour position and a growing pile of broken promises on social welfare rates, fuel allowance, one parent families and hitting the most vulnerable. The Fianna Fáil pre-budget submission earmarked child benefit rates for protection, building on the major advances made in the area over the past decade.”© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldaily Sell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comCUTS MAKE MOCKERY OF LABOUR PROMISES, SAYS McCONALOGUE was last modified: December 5th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:budget 2012deputy charlie mcconaloguelast_img read more


Humboldt State football beats No. 8-ranked Azusa Pacific in conference opener

first_imgGlendora >> The Jacks have officially put the Great Northwest Athletic Conference on notice.And they’re heading home to Northern California with conference win No. 1 in their pocket.Led by the running of All-American tailback Ja’Quan Gardner and a record-breaking night from quarterback Robert Webber, Humboldt State rolled into Citrus College and came away with a hard-fought 30-19 win over No. 8-nationally ranked and reigning conference champions Azusa Pacific on Saturday night.“What a gutty, …last_img read more


49ers’ Juszczyk on historically tough 3-game stretch: We’re pretty good ourselves

first_imgBy now, 10 games into a revelatory NFL season, you must have committed the legend of Kyle Juszczyk to heart.Juszczyk is the 49ers’ Swiss army knife who can run, block, catch and play multiple positions — including team muse.Recently Juszczyk (pronounced “juice check”) made an appearance on 95.7 The Game. The obligatory conversation ensued, to wit: Sure the 49ers are 9-1, but they’re about to face three teams in succession, starting with the Packers, currently boasting 8-2 records, and won’t …last_img read more


Heavyweight great Lennox Lewis: ‘Heart says Pacquiao, mind says Broner’

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? “We will see if Pac still has gas in the tank,” said Lewis who also tweeted that he’ll be scoring the fight on @FightScoreCard.Heart says Pac. Mind says Broner. We will see if Pac still has gas in the tank. Don’t know anything about who @BadouJack is fighting but I’m going with Badou! https://t.co/9Mhv6kNi6jFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars— Lennox Lewis (@LennoxLewis) January 20, 2019 LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Pacquiao (60-7-2) is on his first title defense of the WBA World welterweight strap after he won the title from Lucas Matthysee in July 2018 in Kuala Lumpur.Lewis retired with a professional record of 41-2-1 and once held the IBF, IBO, and WBC World heavyweight titles in different times across in his career.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (L) and Adrien Broner face off during their official weigh-in at MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 18, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao will defend his title against Broner on January 19 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFPMANILA, Philippines—Former heavyweight king Lennox Lewis couldn’t decide which side to put his money on between Manny Pacquiao and Adrien Broner, who are set to slug it out at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.Lewis, regarded as the last undisputed World heavyweight champion, said his “heart says Pac. Mind says Broner.”ADVERTISEMENT Manny Pacquiao arrives at MGM Grand for welterweight title defense LATEST STORIES SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion View comments MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausslast_img read more


India vs West Indies: Jason Holder expects improved bowling performance in 2nd ODI

first_imgWest Indies skipper Jason Holder wants his side’s bowling unit to pull up their socks in the remaining matches of the one day international series in India.India, who gunned down the 323-run target with ease in the first ODI in Guwahati, lock horns with the Windies in the second game of the series in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday.After setting a mammoth target, West Indies bowlers provided an early breakthrough but a strokeful 246-run partnership between skipper Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma fired India to an 8-wicket victory with 47 balls to spare.Holder Tuesday demanded discipline from his bowlers and said picking up wickets upfront would be crucial.”In limited-overs cricket, in these conditions you need to utilise the new ball. This is an area every team targets. We want to take few more wickets with the new ball,” Holder said at the pre-match press conference.Also read – Feels good to know that legends like Viv Richards, Brian Lara back me: Shimron Hetmyer”We got one wicket in the last game and if we can get two or three wickets upfront, it will help us put pressure on their (India’s) middle order.”Holder felt the 320-odd runs his team scored at the Barsapara Stadium was below par, and given the way Kohli and Sharma made mince meat of the bowlers on a featherbed, he is not way off the mark.”Getting 320 is positive for us and we can build on that. We have all seen how the conditions can be in India. Here the par score can be anything from 320, 340 to 350 and you need to bowl ridiculously well to defend it,” he said.advertisement”Hopefully, we will be able to repeat it (batting effort).”Also read – India name unchanged 12-man squad for 2nd ODI against West IndiesSkipper Jason Holder is heartened by the batting performance from 1st ODI but challenges the batsmen to surpass that in the 2nd ODI vs India on Wednesday.Start time 1:30pm local time, 4:00am Eastern Caribbean time, 3:00am Jamaica time.#WIvIND #WindiesCricket #ItsOurGame pic.twitter.com/hLbpQJdNGjWindies Cricket (@windiescricket) October 23, 2018Shimron Hetmyer produced a sensational century and Kieran Powell a brisk fifty, but Holder, citing the Kohli-Sharma 246-run partnership, said his team’s batting has to be clinical.”I felt 320 was a little below par. Then again if we had taken a few more wickets, had broken that Virat-Rohit partnership it could have been different. It was a tough game,” he said.”When you put runs and are never too sure if it is enough or not… Obviously our bowlers dictated and struggled against Kohli and Rohit.”We need to be more disciplined in bowling and a bit more clinical with the batting. Like how Rohit and Virat went the distance after India lost an early wicket,” Holder added.With less than a year to go for the World Cup, the visiting team’s skipper said the aim is to give everyone opportunity to prove their mettle, helping the team settle into a cohesive unit.”For this tour we just want to give everyone an opportunity which can help them grow. World Cup is next year. We have got a young group. It’s about giving them the opportunity to know what it takes to perform at this level,” Holder said.Motivation could be a problem when a team keeps losing, but Holder said the youngsters’ eagerness to prove that they belong to this level, is good enough reason to stay motivated. West Indies batted beautifully in the first ODI but failed to back it up with the ball (AP Photo)”It’s not too hard. It is matter for us to be motivated. It’s not hard as it’s a young group who are eager to prove themselves when given an opportunity, showcase what they can do. Motivation is easy, it’s about coming together more as a team,” he said.Asked for his take on the long tour, he said, “You got to manage the players in the best way possible. There are pretty closely scheduled games. It is a matter for us to manage our players in the best way possible, keep them fresh.”When asked about the pitch for tomorrow’s game, the West Indies skipper said, “I had a look at the wicket and there is no grass. Spinners do pretty well here. Our spinners did not do that well in the last game but credit must also go to the Indian players.”I felt (Devendra) Bishoo came good in the second spell and looked a lot better, was able to get the wicket of Kohli, which will be crucial for him.”advertisementAs far as absence of big names such as Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard and the Bravo brothers — Darren and Dwayne — was concerned, Holder said, “Gayle is not here and what happens after this series is too far beyond.”We have youngsters like Chanderpaul Hemraj in the top order. We want to give them as much exposure as possible.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more


Slovenia vs Scotland: Team news & TV

first_imgScotland Slovenia vs Scotland: TV channel, stream, kick-off time, odds & match preview Oli Platt Last updated 2 years ago 16:00 10/8/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Andy Robertson Scotland Getty Images Scotland WC Qualification Europe Slovenia v Scotland Slovenia World Cup Gordon Strachan’s team must win to keep their chances of reaching the play-offs for next summer’s World Cup alive on Sunday Scotland’s World Cup hopes rest on their final qualification match against Slovenia.Gordon Strachan’s side boosted themselves into second place in Group F by beating Slovakia on Thursday and now have their fate in their own hands.Their task is simple: they must win. If they do so, they will book a spot in the play-offs and keep their dream of going to Russia alive. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Game Slovenia vs Scotland Date Sunday, October 8 Time 17:00 ET / 12:00 BST TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM ScotlandIn the UK, the match will be available to watch live on television on Sky Sports Football and by stream via Sky Go. UK TV channel Online stream Sky Sports Football Sky Go In the US, the match will be available to watch live on television on FS2 and by stream via Fox Sports Go. US TV channel Online stream FS2 Fox Sports Go SQUADS & TEAM NEWS Position Slovenia players Goalkeepers Oblak, Belec, Koprivec Defenders Cesar, Jokic, Samardzic, Mevlja, Skubic, Struna, Delamea, Viler, Sirok Midfielders Kurtic, Verbic, Rotman, Vetrih, Repas, Bohar Forwards Ilicic, Matavz, Bezjak, Sporar Slovenia will be without midfielders Valter Birsa and Rene Krhin, who picked up yellow cards against England and are suspended.Potential starting XI: Oblak; Struna, Mevlja, Cesar, Jokic; Rotman, Kurtic; Bezjak, Sporar, Verbic; Ilicic. Position Scotland players Goalkeepers Archer, Gordon, McGregor Defenders Anya, Berra, Cooper, Hanley, Mulgrew, Robertson, Tierney, Whittaker Midfielders Bannan, Fletcher, Forrest, McArthur, McGinn, McGregor, Morrison, Phillips, Snodgrass Forwards Fletcher, Griffiths, Martin Ryan Fraser has dropped out of the Scotland squad but Strachan will not name a replacement.Andrew Robertson suffered a wrist injury against Slovakia but played through the pain and should be ready to feature again in this match.Potential starting XI: Gordon; Tierney, Berra, Mulgrew, Robertson; Morrison, Fletcher, Bannan; Forrest, Griffiths, Phillips.BETTING & MATCH ODDS Andy Robertson ScotlandScotland are 13/8 favourites to win, according to dabblebet, with Slovenia priced at 9/5 and the draw available at 11/5.Click here to view dabblebet’s full selection of available match markets.GAME PREVIEW ScotlandScotland have the momentum behind them after one of their biggest wins in recent years against Slovakia.They still have a long way to go to reach the World Cup finals due to the difficulty of a two-legged play-off, but they know what is required to reach that stage: just win again.Although they currently sit bottom of the second-place ranking, a victory will be enough to ensure they rise above Greece. They play Gibraltar in their final match, and so will not gain any additional points as matches against sixth-placed teams are discarded.Even if Greece fail to beat the minnows, Bosnia & Herzegovina – the team that could subsequently replace them in second – cannot keep pace with a Scotland win.A draw will not be enough. In that scenario, Scotland do not catch Greece and the representatives from Group D and Group I, whoever they may be, are guaranteed to finish ahead of them.So the Scots must go away from home and pull it out of the bag again. They will be aided by the absence of two experienced midfielders in Rene Krhin and Valter Birsa for yellow-card accumulation but face a formidable opponent in Jan Oblak.Having won four of their past five games and been so close to beating in England in the fifth, Gordon Strachan’s men will not be short of belief.last_img read more