Cutting the dog’s tail at the neck

first_imgLocal academic not happy with BudgetHEAD of Economics at the University of Limerick Dr Anthony Leddin, described Brian Lenihan’s budget as like cutting the dog’s tail at the neck.He predicted that the cutting €6billion from our €125billion economy will have a devastating impact.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “I done my calculations and I expect this budget to reduce employment by 120,500 in the short term and drive down economic growth by 5.2%”.However, he said that the deflationary affects will result in a huge gain in competitiveness.“It should reduce inflation by 0.4% which will give us our only escape route through competitiveness and net exports”.His biggest concern is the apparent lack of a jobs strategy to balance these cuts.“There is absolutely no economic strategy in here whatsoever.Brian Lenihan’s performance as Minister for Finance has left a lot to be desired, according to the academic.“I don’t think he really understands the situation. Every single statement he has made so far has been factually incorrect. Every time he comes to a crossroads he has taken the wrong path”.He is horrified that the government have received consultation from top international economists in this situation.“This is like a hospital that has no doctor with mechanics in the operating theatre”.The economist was disgusted by the Gombeen politics at play to pass the budget.“It’s disgraceful that they had to deliver a casino in Tipperary and a hospital in Kenmare to get this budget through”.According to Dr Leddin there has also been complete failure to implement Colm McCarthy’s An Bord Snip Nua Report and confront expenditure in the public sector. NewsLocal NewsCutting the dog’s tail at the neckBy admin – December 9, 2010 683 Advertisement Facebook Twitter Printcenter_img WhatsApp Email Linkedin Previous articleFestival time in downtown LimerickNext articleStrong reaction to RTE Prime Time programme adminlast_img read more

Man dies in hospital following Lifford collision

first_img Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Gardai are  appealing for witnesses after a man in his 30s died following a road traffic collision near Lifford in the early hours of  this morning.At approximately 12.30am Gardaí and emergency services attended at the scene of a single vehicle road traffic collision on the R265. The vehicle was travelling from the direction of Porthall, Lifford towards Rossgier.The injured man was initially treated at the scene by Ambulance personnel before he was taken by Ambulance to Letterkenny University Hospital in a critical condition. He later passed away from his injuries.It is understood the car he was driving left the road and collided with a tree. The man was the sole occupant of the car.The scene at the crash site is currently preserved for examination by Garda forensic collision investigators. The road is currently closed to traffic and diversions are in place.Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses, in particular anyone who travelled this stretch of road between approximately 11.30pm and 1am to contact them.Anyone with information is asked to contact Letterkenny Garda Station 074-9167100 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111. WhatsApp Google+ Twitter By News Highland – December 26, 2019 Pinterest Google+ Facebook Previous articleChristmas Carols from St Eunan’s CathedralNext articleTermon through to Ulster Final: FT Report News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows center_img Man dies in hospital following Lifford collision Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applications RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook Homepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA last_img read more

Clippers’ youth basketball coach named Jr. NBA Coach of the Year finalist

first_imgPelt began frequenting the Fred Roberts rec center as a preschooler, and his focus on sports there helped him avoid gangs and other potential pitfalls. When he was 17, he was offered a job at Fred Roberts, and he’s worked there since.Oscar Pelt, a 31-year-old basketball coach in the L.A. Clippers’ youth basketball program, has worked at Fred Roberts Recreation Center in L.A. for 13 years.Understanding the challenges many of his young players are facing, “OJ” — as everyone knows the father of two — will call families to remind them about practice and game times, he’s worked with various organizations to secure shoes for the kids he coaches and, once every two weeks, he’ll bring bags of food from a local food bank to distribute to his players’ families after practices.Even though parks have been closed during the coronavirus pandemic, he said he’s managed to stay in touch with his players, including by playing video games with them remotely.Big on schoolwork and nutrition, Pelt said he’s glad to be able to provide the youngsters in his community with an alternative to gangs and trouble — and to know his efforts have paid off. One time, a former player showed up with a bachelor’s degree to not only show Pelt, but to have him sign.“When he did that, I was more conscious about (being) a mentor,” Pelt said. “And about how to help out the kids.” The Clippers haven’t yet had an opportunity to return to the court and continue what they hope is a journey toward the NBA Finals — but already, they’ve got a finalist in their midst.Oscar Pelt, a 31-year-old basketball coach in the L.A. Clippers’ youth basketball program at Fred Roberts Recreation Center in L.A., was recognized as this week as one of three finalists for Jr. NBA Coach of the Year by both the Jr. NBA and Positive Coaching Alliance. The organizations partner to honor influential youth basketball coaches and the impact their work does for the game.But Pelt says the work’s about more than the game.“I’m not only about basketball, I’m on them about school,” Pelt by phone Wednesday. “I try to question them: ‘What do you want to do?’ and everything, so maybe they can feel like it’s not only about basketball, even if it is about basketball.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more