IIROC bans rep for forgery

Keywords EnforcementCompanies Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) has permanently banned a Montreal broker for misrepresenting her credentials upon registration. On May 7, an IIROC hearing panel accepted a settlement sgreement, with sanctions, between IIROC staff and Nicole Arvanitakis. IE Staff Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media BFI investors plead for firm’s sale PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case Ms. Arvanitakis admitted that she violated IIROC rules by misrepresenting her credentials upon registration. Arvinatakis admitted that when she was employed at at the Montreal branch of HSBC Securities (Canada) Inc. and at CIBC World Markets Inc. in 2009-10, she intentionally led IIROC and the two firms to believe, notably by means of a forgery, that she met the specific education criteria to carry on the occupation of registered representative, knowing that this was false. Arvanitakis agreed to the following penalty: a fine of $10,000; and a permanent ban. She also agreed to pay IIROC costs in the amount of $5,000. Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

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IOSCO sees support for mandatory global green reporting

first_img 123RF Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Incentive conflicts, regulatory burdens on AMF agenda The globally aligned reporting standards would start with climate-related financial disclosure and expand to a wider range of sustainability issues.“Many participants stressed that voluntary disclosure would not be enough and hence supported clear pathways towards mandatory reporting requirements aligned across jurisdictions, along with robust frameworks for audit and assurance,” it noted.IOSCO is making significant progress in helping to establish the ISSB before the U.N. climate conference in November, said Erik Thedéen, chair of the IOSCO Sustainable Finance Task Force and director general of Sweden’s financial regulator, Finansinspektionen.“This will drive much-needed international consistency,” Thedéen said in a release. “We will continue to engage with key jurisdictions and other stakeholders across the official and private sectors to promote appropriate implementation of the proposed building blocks approach.”IOSCO is expected to deliver a report on sustainability disclosure standards for issuers next month, with a report on disclosure by asset managers due by the end of the year. The creation of an international standards-setter for sustainability disclosures is gaining momentum, according to the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO).Following roundtable discussions with global policymakers and industry (including asset managers and financial firms), the umbrella group of global securities regulators said there was strong support for its vision for an International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) to set standards for consistent, comparable reporting. The board would be created under global accounting standard-setter the IFRS Foundation. James Langton Related news Translating climate risks into financial risks takes work Keywords ESG,  International Financial Reporting Standards,  Climate changeCompanies International Organization of Securities Commissions New CFTC unit to focus on climate risk Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

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GCA Launches 2021 Annual Survey

first_imgGCA Launches 2021 Annual Survey Mark White has today (11 January 2021) launched the annual Groceries Code Adjudicator survey. In his first year as GCA he is keen to receive early information about how the sector is operating in such challenging times.The survey is a valuable opportunity for suppliers to tell the GCA about any Code issues they are facing and whether the regulated retailers are treating them fairly and lawfully. For the first time the survey will also ask suppliers to provide positive feedback about their retailers as well as saying what has not worked so well.This will be the eighth year the survey has been conducted and, as in previous years, it will be carried out by independent polling company YouGov providing complete confidentiality for those who take part.Mark White said: “This survey will be immensely valuable in helping me identify the issues the groceries sector is facing as well as guiding my future work. What suppliers tell me is particularly important as this is my first year as GCA and the sector is still working under the challenges of Covid and Brexit so I am asking them to be as frank as possible. Their answers can help their businesses.This year’s survey has two innovations. First, suppliers are also being asked to provide positive feedback where retailers have been doing a good job so the GCA can highlight success and share good practice. Second, YouGov will carry out some detailed interviews with suppliers after the main survey has closed to gather more information on particular areas that emerge from the responses.Suppliers interested in taking part in these interviews should provide /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Brexit, first year, future, Government, launch, survey, UK, UK Governmentlast_img read more

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Punishment for ‘chip tube’ smuggler

first_imgPunishment for ‘chip tube’ smuggler The Hon Sussan Ley MP, Minister for the EnvironmentThe Hon Jason Wood MP, Assistant Minister for Customs, Community Safety and Multicultural AffairsThe Hon. Lily D’ambrosio, Victorian Minister for Energy, Environment, and Climate ChangeA brazen attempt to export lizards in potato chip tubes has resulted in a sentence of 3 years and 6 months imprisonment, with a non-parole period of 2 years and 4 months for a Malaysian national on an expired visa.26-year-old Chek Wei Javill Chin was this month sentenced in the NSW District Court after being arrested on 9 October 2019 for exporting and attempting to export regulated native specimens.A joint operation between Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment’s (the department) Environmental Crime Investigators, the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and New South Wales Police Force Criminal Groups Squad’s Strike Force Raptor between December 2017 and August 2018 found that Chin had attempted to export a range of regulated native species bound in socks and bags hidden inside containers with food, toys, clothing and shoes to Hong Kong.Minister for the Environment Sussan Ley said the joint agency operation which led to the successful arrest and sentencing of Chin was another strong message for wildlife smugglers.“We are focussed on bringing down smuggling syndicates and prosecuting individuals,” Minister Ley said.“This is a cruel trade, one that inflicts pain and often death to the animals involved, and one which poses a real risk to biodiversity.“My Department will continue to engage in joint operations with Australian Border Force, DELWP, and NSW Police to keep maximum pressure on those who engage in this trade.”Assistant Minister for Customs, Community Safety and Multicultural Affairs Jason Wood said that the sentencing should stand as a stark warning to those who wish to participate in the cruel trade.“This man was linked to numerous packages containing lizards and other native reptiles bound and hidden inhumane and harmful ways.” Assistant Minister Wood said.“Illegal wildlife trade is a growing multibillion-dollar global trade that poses serious conservation and biosecurity risks for Australia, we will continue working together to bring it to an end.”Through surveillance footage and fingerprints left on the parcels Chin was linked to the posting of 21 packages which contained an array of Australian native species such as Leaf-tailed and Knob-tailed geckos, Lace Monitors, Shingleback and Blue-tongue Lizards, King Eastern-water Dragons and a Stimson’s python.The Victorian Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change the Hon Lily D’Ambrosio said this was a horrific case of animal cruelty which could not be tolerated.“Wildlife smuggling is a lucrative crime and the Victorian Government, through the Conservation Regulator, places a high priority on investigating and prosecuting criminals who seek to profit from this cruel trade.”“This investigation wouldn’t have been possible without the help of our partner agencies – Australia Post, Australian Border Force, RSPCA Victoria, Crime Stoppers Victoria, The City of Melbourne, Victoria Police – and information from the Victorian public.”This sentence comes after a 35-year-old Malaysian national was deported last year after receiving a sentence of imprisonment for 12 months on four counts of attempting to export live regulated native specimens.The woman was arrested and charged in relation to four of the seized parcels found during the investigation in to Chin.She served her sentence in Western Australia before being released from custody into ABF detention and was deported on 11 September 2020.Illegal wildlife trafficking has an immeasurable impact on Australia’s diverse biodiversity along with the animals themselves.Under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 it is an offence to export a regulated native specimen without a permit. Each wildlife offence carries a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment or a $210,000 fine. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Agriculture, Australia, Australia Post, Australian, Australian Border Force, City of Melbourne, Government, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Melbourne, New South Wales, NSW, NSW Police, RSPCA, RSPCA Victoria, Victoria, Victoria Police, Western Australialast_img read more

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For grad students: Deadlines and events through February

first_img Published: Jan. 27, 2020 Get up to speed on upcoming professional development workshops and conferences, funding opportunities and approaching academic deadlines for graduate students.Workshops and conferencesWrite-ins on Main and East campuses weeklyJoin other graduate students in this coffee-house style setting dedicated to staying focused and accountable on graduate writing goals. Drop-ins welcome. Free coffee served.Write-in on East Campus Tuesdays, 8 to 11:30 a.m. Biotech Building, Room B231Sign up for a meeting with a writing consultant. Write-in on Main Campus Thursdays, 8 a.m. to noon UMC 245Sign up for a meeting with a writing consultant. Feel Better Fast, every ThursdayThis CAPS workshop is designed specifically for graduate students. It focuses on mindfulness techniques and coping strategies. You will learn how to calm yourself in stressful situations, take a step back from your thoughts and make decisions that feel right for you. All workshops are free, confidential and unlimited for students. Students do not need to be a CAPS client or complete CAPS paperwork to attend.Things to knowNominate a Journey Leader by Feb. 3If you know a graduate student who would make a great Journey Leader for Fall Welcome 2020, complete the student nomination form by Feb. 3. Learn more, and email questions to [email protected]  Apply for CU Art Museum Flash Talk by Feb. 13The CU Art Museum is seeking graduate students across campus departments and schools interested in the cross-pollination between the arts and other disciplines to participate in their Flash Talks series March 10 and 17. Please submit your name, email, phone number and a brief 150-word description of how your research or creative work relates to one of the two categories: ecology or social activism. Contact [email protected] with questions and submissions.Three Minute Thesis finals Jan. 31  3–5 p.m.  UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom Mark your calendars for the Graduate School’s annual 3MT competition finals, and be ready for vote for your favorite presenter to win the People’s Choice award.Last year’s first-place winner, Hannah Glick, placed first at the regional competition of Western Association of Graduate Schools last March. Glick recently presented at the annual meeting of the Council of Graduate Schools and will be a featured Forever Buff at this spring’s CU Next events in New York City and Chicago. See her winning video Your Brain on Hearing Aids.Science Speak-Easy Workshop Apply by Jan. 31  Feb 15–16  10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Apply to attend the third annual Science Speak-Easy Workshop, open to all CU graduate, postdoc and senior undergraduate researchers who are interested in giving research talks to their research communities. Lunch will be provided both days of the workshop. Applications are due Jan. 31 on a first-come, first-served basis; space is limited. Email questions to [email protected] Your Academic Job Application Statements Feb. 3 Noon to 1:30 p.m. C4C S350 Overwhelmed by all the application materials you need to generate? This 90-minute session will guide you through writing the academic job packet, including the cover letter, research, teaching and diversity statements. Receive general advice about formatting and drafting these documents as well as what you need to know to tailor them to a specific institution or posting. The postdoc application will also be covered.Funding opportunitiesData Science Fellowship Program from the Data Incubator Early deadline Jan. 30 | Regular deadline Feb. 11 This full-time, eight-week program is open to anyone who has already obtained or is within one year of graduating with a master’s or PhD degree. Applications from international students are welcome. Currently accepting applications for the spring 2020 program.Internship with the Center for Environmental Journalism Application deadline Jan. 31 The Center for Environmental Journalism seeks detail-oriented graduate students to assist our Scripps Fellows in Environmental Journalism with research this semester. Complete the required application form by Friday, Jan. 31. Applicants will be notified either way by Friday, Feb. 7. Please direct questions to the CEJ program coordinator at [email protected]  Educational Testing Service internships Application deadline Feb. 1 Apply for the 2020 Summer Internship Program in Research for Graduate Students by Feb. 1. Interns in this eight-week program participate in research under the guidance of an ETS mentor. Projects may be conducted in one of nine research areas.Global Essay Competition Application deadline Feb. 1 Compete in the 50th annual St. Gallen Symposium Global Essay Competition for the chance to win the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award and qualify for participation as a Leader of Tomorrow in the world’s premier opportunity for intergenerational debates. Contact Eduardo Ludwig Bernardo at [email protected] for more information.Fellowships in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Application deadline Feb. 15 Apply to this 10-week program of study and research at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, from June 15 to Aug. 20, 2020. Up to 10 competitive fellowships are available for graduate students. Email questions to [email protected] Learn more (PDF).Engaged Arts and Humanities Scholars Application deadline March 1 This program is for graduate students in the arts and humanities or interdisciplinary programs who would like to develop skills for academic and professional careers through learning about community-engaged research, teaching and creative work. Students receive $1,000 for participation in professional development and up to $1,000 for projects. For more information contact [email protected] deadlinesFeb. 1: Apply to graduate (master’s and doctoral students)Master’s and doctoral students must apply online to graduate through Buff Portal on the “apply for graduation” card in order to have your degree awarded in May. Doctoral students must enter your dissertation title as part of the online graduation application. This title will appear on your transcript. You may update the title through your portal until the deadline to cancel/update. Feb. 3: Submit candidacy application (master’s students)Master’s students must submit to the Graduate School a candidacy application for an advanced degree. Applications must be approved by the academic department before submission.Categories:Deadlines & AnnouncementsCampus Community Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

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Grange calls for new collaborative relationship with sports federations as precursor to national major events strategy

first_imgRelatedGrange calls for new collaborative relationship with sports federations as precursor to national major events strategy Grange calls for new collaborative relationship with sports federations as precursor to national major events strategy SportFebruary 15, 2011 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Honourable Olivia Grange, MP has said there needs to be a new relationship of co-operation between national sports federations and Government. Addressing the Caribbean Football Union Congress in Montego Bay, St James this morning (Tuesday), Minister Grange said it was time to put aside the notion that “there must be a very wide line drawn between Government and sports (federations)”. Minister Grange said: “Government must not run sport; but it should play its part as a partner in its development. “The fact is, Jamaica is a small country; the nations of the Caribbean are small countries with small economies.  I do not see the Sports Federations achieving their goals without some public funding.” The Minister said that the Government continues to be a major funder of sports and physical activity in Jamaica and it is essential that the Ministry works with the federations to “get the best value for that cash”. The Minister told the Congress that the Government is working to realise the potential of making Jamaica one of the world’s leading destinations for competition and other sports events, such as the Congress. Minister Grange said she envisions a new relationship of co-operation between the Government and sports federations through which strategies for sports success will be developed. Minister Grange said: “I think our future approach must begin with a new understanding of our relationship.  Government and Sports Federations must now see ourselves as partners working to achieve the same goals.  Let’s not see ourselves as us and them.  We are in this thing together. “Once we have settled on that, we can move to the next stage of crafting our strategy for hosting major events, such as the CONCACAF Under 17 championship. “If we work together from the early stages – even before we bid for the competitions, we can assure success.” Issued by: The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture Listen Clip {audio}mp3/OG_20110215_CFU.mp3{/audio} RelatedGrange calls for new collaborative relationship with sports federations as precursor to national major events strategy Advertisements RelatedGrange calls for new collaborative relationship with sports federations as precursor to national major events strategylast_img read more

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Verizon, HERE team to drive 5G car tech

first_img Verizon shuffles executives AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore1 07 JAN 2020 Kavit Majithia Previous ArticleGlobalData Releases 2019 5G Competitive Landscape Assessment: Huawei Remains 5G RAN 5G LeaderNext ArticleSprint scraps Virgin Mobile brand ahead of sale Related Verizon announced a partnership with HERE Technologies to collaborate on the development of safety and navigational systems in connected cars, using the US operator’s 5G network and edge compute platform.In a statement, the companies said they will explore cutting edge applications of Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network, coupled with HERE Technologies’ location, data technology and autonomous vehicle expertise.Initial work will focus on vehicle and pedestrian safety, including collision avoidance, and better location identification and navigation for taxi and delivery services.Future plans involve developing a wide range of enterprise, industrial and consumer-facing use cases in a number of areas including automotive, smart cities, transport and logistics.HERE Technologies, which was sold by Finnish vendor Nokia to a German car consortium in 2015, said it will provide Verizon with access to location data, SDKs and APIs from its existing platform.Edzard Overbeek, CEO of HERE Technologies, hailed the scale of Verizon’s 5G Ultra-Wideband network, which he said was designed to enable the higher bandwidth and lower latency “necessary for more precise positioning”.“Our partnership with Verizon not only allows us to tap into the innovation potential of 5G, but also highlights what is possible when this technology is location intelligence enabled: connected services that are designed to make our world safer, more efficient and environmentally sustainable,” he said. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back 5GHEREVerizon Amazon reels in MGM Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more Mobile Mix: Buzzing for Barcelona Home Verizon, HERE team to drive 5G car tech Tags Authorlast_img read more

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Wet Ground Leads to Sinking Backyards

first_imgRachel Burke and her daughter Lauryn stand next to erosion damage in their backyard on Rimrock Court in Kalispell. Rachel Burke and her two children have lost most of their backyards useable space due to erosion damage. Rimrock Court, south of downtown Kalispell, looks like any other neighborhood in the Flathead Valley, with manicured lawns and well-kept homes. But what’s behind it is something out of a movie, homeowner Dawn Brown said. Two months ago a crack appeared in her backyard. It grew slowly at first until last week when it ripped open, about 100 feet long, a foot wide and three to four feet deep in places, caused by saturated soils and excessive weight on the banks of Ashley Creek. “Within days we watched it go down by the feet,” Brown said. “It’s just nuts.” Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Both Brown and Burke said that their homes appear safe for now, having been inspected by an engineer, but they worry that things could get worse if the cracks get deeper and wider. “This is changing on a daily basis and, depending on rainfall, sometimes hourly,” Burke said. Both homeowners have consulted with engineers, contractors and soil specialists, and one of the causes of the erosion was poorly packed soil when the homes were built seven years ago. Brown and Burke both have insurance claims against the builders, but they still don’t know what they’ll do to repair it. For now, they’re waiting to see what happens next and gathering as much information as they can. “We’re just trying to pick everyone’s brains to get a solution,” Brown said, who moved into her first home earlier this year. But there has been one positive from the situation: meeting her neighbors. “This has been an interesting bonding experience,” she said. Next door, in Rachel Burke’s backyard, the collapsing ground took out a 30-by-15 foot deck. Burke and her family have lived in the house for four years and said that this is the first time they’ve ever had a problem like this. But this has also been one of the wettest springs in years. Because of that, erosion problems have been popping up all over the Flathead Valley, according to Larry VanRinsum, research conservationist for the Flathead Conservation District. “The potential is always there but when you have rain like this it’s just much harder to deal with,” VanRinsum said. VanRinsum said that there are about a half dozen similar cases around the valley and although the possibility for erosion is always there, this spring has been different with high water, saturated ground and a large melting snowpack. And more could be on the way. “It’s going to depend on Mother Nature and what comes out of the mountains,” VanRinsum said. The situation at Rimrock Court has only been worsened by the removal of vegetation along Ashley Creek, poorly packed soil, a heavy concrete wall and storm drains that spill right on to the slope, according to conservation district supervisor Dan Bangeman. “There’s a magnitude of things going on there,” Bangeman said. Bangeman said another factor contributing to the erosion is the sandy glacier silt-type soil that is common in the valley. Once the soil becomes wet it is incredibly unstable, leading to situations like that seen along Ashley Creek. Emaillast_img read more

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Mystery of “kidnap victim” found this week in Leitrim

first_imgNews WhatsApp By News Highland – February 1, 2013 Twitter WhatsApp Mystery of “kidnap victim” found this week in Leitrim Pinterest Google+ Gardaí are trying to establish if a property developer who was found wandering on the side of the road in Co Leitrim earlier this week was kidnapped and held north of the border.Kevin Michael McGeever was reported missing in Gort in Co. Galway last June.When found on Tuesday, the 68 year old was dishevelled, had lost a lot of weight and had an insult carved into his forehead.He has told Gardaí he was abducted eight months ago.Security Editor with the Irish Independent Tom Brady says Mr McGeever is unclear about what happened after that…………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/abduct10.mp3[/podcast] Facebook Google+ Previous articleWork to begin within weeks on new NW Science ParkNext articleGAA – McGuinness Looking For Good Performance News Highland center_img Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pregnant women can receive Covid vaccine at LYIT’s vaccination centre LUH still not ready to restore IT systemslast_img read more

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Councils team up to present North West Culture Exchange

first_img Previous articleDonegal club enforce precaution Covid-19 measuresNext articlePressure builds on funding works for disabled parking spots News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp The future of the arts in the North West is the focus of a series of Zoom discussions being held under the auspices of the Earagail Arts Festival.Donegal County Council and Derry City and Strabane District Council have teamed up to present the North West Culture Exchange.Donal Kavanagh has more:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/donalsatt.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – July 18, 2020 Twitter Google+ Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Pinterest Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNewscenter_img Harps come back to win in Waterford FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Pinterest Councils team up to present North West Culture Exchange Facebook Facebook Google+ WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

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