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Gardaí in Raphoe caught a suspected drug driver who was posing a danger on the roads last night.The motorist was detected in the early hours of this Thursday morning.Gardaí observed the car “acting dangerously” before stopping the vehicle. The driver tested positive for having cannabis in his system. He also had no driving licence or insurance.The man is due to appear in court at a later date.Image: Garda Siochana DonegalThis incident prompted gardaí to issue another warning to Donegal drivers to obey the laws:“Please do not take risks on the roads. The roads are already a dangerous place to be on at the best of times but most especially at this time of the year! “Do not drive under the influence of drugs/alcohol and please obey all road traffic laws. The laws are in place to keep all road users safe!”Gardaí halt drug driver who posed danger on roads was last modified: November 15th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ardiles blasts Man Utd legend Neville over Pochettino rumour-mongeringby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Spurs star and manager Ossie Ardiles has blasted pundits talking up Mauricio Pochettino’s prospects of a Manchester United move. On Sky Sports, Gary Neville and lead commentator Martin Tyler discussed the speculation surrounding Pochettino and United during Spurs’ win at Everton.And after the match, Ardiles joined several Spurs supporters in criticising Neville’s comments.Ardiles wrote on Twitter: “Very disappointing to see two professionals, Tyler and Neville, not doing what they should: Commentating about the game, and the game only.“NOT about rumours. Very disrespectful to Man Utd, his manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and especially to MP and @SpursOfficial players and fans.”
Video: Virginia’s Darius Thompson Banks In Buzzer Beater To Complete Amazing Comeback vs. Wake Forest
With 1:20 left in the game, Wake Forest led No. 11 Virginia 64-54 at home. Over those final 80 seconds, the Cavaliers scored 18 points, capped off by a wild buzzer-beating bank shot by Darius Thompson, to beat the Demon Deacons 72-71. Virginia wins!! https://t.co/9SYoM5JmBv— Will Ojanen (@WillsWorldMN) January 27, 2016FOR THE WIN! @dthomp15 finishes off an incredible comeback in Winston-Salem for @UVAMensHoops ! #WAHOOWA # pic.twitter.com/Pe2ZXsAxRW— VirginiaSportsTV (@VaSportsTV) January 27, 2016The game log is crazy.College basketball has been impossible to predict this season, and the ACC is no different. Current ACC standings: UNC D$:?62@/&,!3 BC— Mark Armstrong (@ArmstrongABC11) January 27, 2016March will be here very soon. We can’t wait.
ESPNWhich college football programs are in the best shape to maintain success moving forward? ESPN attempted to answer that question this week, using an interesting methodology. A panel of the network’s analysts – Heather Dinich, Brad Edwards, Travis Haney, Sharon Katz, Tom Luginbill, Ted Miller, Adam Rittenberg and Mark Schlabach – used five different metrics to answer the question.Their top 25 – which is based on coaching, current talent, recruiting, title path and program foundation – was released Tuesday afternoon. Alabama, unsurprisingly, came out on top.Future Power Rankings: Alabama reclaims the top spot https://t.co/mLaOh8znKZ— ESPN SEC (@ESPN_SEC) July 6, 2016Ohio State followed at No. 2. Here’s the rest of the top 10. If you want to see the full top 25, head over to ESPN.1. Alabama 2. Ohio State 3. Florida State 4. Clemson 5. Michigan 6. LSU 7. Stanford 8. Oklahoma 9. Notre Dame 10. Michigan StateDo you agree with the list? Or are they off base on a few of the programs?
Facebook Putting together a comprehensive photo survey of Toronto’s lost movie theatres would be a rather laborious task given how many have come and gone over the years, but even a brief look back reveals a city with a rich cinematic history that has partially faded over the years.A number of the buildings that housed movie theatres in Toronto are still standing, but even those that have been well preserved — like the Eglinton, for instance — don’t captivate the imagination as they once did. Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter
Florida-based The Results Companies is recruiting bilingual staff to fill 200 jobs at its call center in the province of Heredia.The company, which launched operations in Costa Rica in January, is looking for high school graduates with an English proficiency of at least 80 percent and who are willing to work different shifts.Human resources staff will be interviewing candidates at their facilities in the America Free Zone in Heredia for posts in sales and customer service.Those interested can request an appointment by phone from Monday to Friday at: 2239-0585. Applicants also can send résumés in English to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the company’s website, http://www.theresultscompanies.com.Costa Rica’s director of operations, Christopher Fernández, said the company has over 20 years experience in the global market and stressed that they offer growth opportunities.“Currently 75 percent of management posts in our company are filled with people who started as call center agents and grew with us,” he said.The Results Companies currently has over 7,500 employees in 15 locations in the United States, the Philippines and Latin America. Facebook Comments Related posts:Bank of America, Intel announce thousands of layoffs in Costa Rica President Solís announces goal to create 217,000 jobs during his term Convergys to hire 700 bilingual employees for Costa Rica operations Accenture announces 300 new jobs in Costa Rica
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: D.M Tourism Queensland has decided to postpone its major marketing campaign for the year, saying it would wait for the “dust to settle” following the spate of natural disasters which ravaged the State recently.An additional $10 million has been pumped into the tourism body by State and Federal Governments, to be used in both domestic and international marketing campaigns to lure visitors back to the State.Speaking at AIME, Tourism Queensland CEO, Anthony Hayes launched a five year strategy for its incentive market, which will promote the state to the world as a top destination for business travellers. “Tourism Queensland is partnering with Queensland’s convention bureaus on a collaborative global incentive strategy which aims to position Queensland as the region’s leading incentive travel destination,” Mr Hayes said.“The campaign aims to increase the understanding from incentive houses and companies about Queensland’s unique destinations and diverse, quality experiences.”The campaign will include a new trade website, www.queenslandincentives.com which will feature information on key destinations including Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, The Whitsundays, Mackay, Townsville and Cairns. “Tourism Queensland has now taken the initiative to create this collaborative strategy which will enhance the great work already undertaken by the convention bureaus and industry to promote Queensland,” Mr Hayes said.“The primary goal of the strategy is to further raise consumer, trade and industry awareness of Queensland’s multitude of quality incentive offerings in Tourism Queensland’s key international markets and in emerging incentive markets.“By engaging with key influencers and those who organise incentive travel programs, Tourism Queensland will aim to trigger broad levels of awareness and, in turn, generate sales leads.”With direct engagement with both consumer and trade, the strategy according to Mr Hayes is to pass on leads generated by the campaign and its tools onto the convention bureaus.”We really need to get into this space as aggressive as we can,” he said.Representing between $300 to $400 million for the State in trackable business, Mr Hayes said the incentives market was both lucrative and more reliable than the leisure market.
State Rep. Pete Lucido of Shelby Township will continue to host “Coffee and Conversation with Pete” during the months of January, February, March, and April.Residents can discuss issues or concerns regarding legislation or problems they may encounter while navigating state government.“I was sent to Lansing to represent you, fight for what is important to you, and most importantly remain accountable,” Lucido said. “The only way that I can do that properly is by talking directly with you and answering any questions you may have.”“Coffee and Conversation with Pete” will be held on the following dates:Shelby TownshipMonday, Jan. 8 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Shelby Township Senior Center, 51670 Van Dyke Road in Shelby Township;Monday, Feb. 5 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Shelby Township Senior Center, 51670 Van Dyke Road in Shelby Township;Monday, March 5 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Shelby Township Senior Center, 51670 Van Dyke Road in Shelby Township; andMonday, April 23 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Shelby Township Senior Center, 51670 Van Dyke Road in Shelby Township.Washington TownshipMonday, Jan. 29 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Washington Township Senior Center, 57880 Van Dyke Road in Washington Township;Monday, Feb. 26 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Washington Township Senior Center, 57880 Van Dyke Road in Washington Township;Monday, March 12 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Washington Township Senior Center, 57880 Van Dyke Road in Washington Township; andMonday, April 30 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Washington Township Senior Center, 57880 Van Dyke Road in Washington Township.No appointment is necessary. Residents who are unable to meet during the scheduled hours may contact Rep. Lucido’s legislative office by calling (888) MICH-REP or by email at PeterLucido@house.mi.gov. Categories: Lucido News 20Dec Rep. Lucido continuing commitment to host local coffee hours
In This Issue… * Late to the Party once again! * A$ looks oversold on two measures… * Brazilian Gov’t / Central Bank wins… * Olympic Host bump for sterling? And, Now, Today’s Pfennig For Your Thoughts! Fitch Downgrades Japan… Good day… And a Tom Terrific Tuesday to you! My beloved Cardinals are having a rough go of it lately… The injuries are piling up, and some sloppy play, which drives me crazy, has contributed… They finally got back to Busch Stadium last night, after an awful road trip, and found a way to win… So, get that ship back on the right course!Maybe the currency traders can also find their ways back on to the right course… But I doubt it… I told quite a few people last week that I truly believe that this dollar strength that we’re seeing could last for most of the summer… But you know what happens at the end of summer don’t you? Ahhh grasshopper… With the way we’re spending money that we don’t have, the U.S. Gov’t will be bumping up against the debt ceiling by the end of summer… And with this being an election year, don’t you think that the raising the debt ceiling negotiations are going to get even uglier than last year? I do… and if you recall last year… the dollar was teetering on the cliff during those negotiations…For now… the dollar still holds the mighty hammer… Of course, I also told quite a few people last year, that while the Aussie dollar (A$) has fallen from the lofty levels above $1.00, it’s still strong… Yes, that’s right, the A$ is still strong compared to where it was 10 years ago! 55-cents… do you recall that?Anyway… Last week I sent Chris a note to include in the Pfennig that talked about the A$ falling through oversold levels on the RSI charts… and how it had done that 4 times since 2010, and each time previously, the A$ bounced higher… Well… now there’s some more data that leads us to that same conclusion…The IMM positioning last week, showed A$ longs at their lowest level since the crisis. The last two times that the A$ saw positioning like this (oversold) in July 2010, and September 2011, the A$ experienced pretty significant moves higher in a relatively short period of time.Now, after I’ve said all that… The A$ is down about 1/2-cent this morning!When I came in this morning… the currencies were holding their own, but have slipped while I was preparing to write the letter… And Gold is off $16 this morning… So, I’ve got to find out what happened while I was preparing to write… Inquiring Minds Want To Know!Well, being late to the party doesn’t seem to mind the ratings agencies, and Fitch is the latest to be late to the party in Japan… Fitch downgraded Japan’s credit rating and placed the country on negative outlook… Really? So, what you’re saying, is that you believe Japan has a problem? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I can’t stop laughing! Japan has had a problem for over two decades! But, here’s my serious thought on this… The yen might have weakened by 1/2% on the announcement, but I don’t think the selling of the yen has any legs, and it will stop soon enough… There’s just too much going on in the world right now, and as perverse as it might seem, Japanese yen is a safe haven…Yesterday, I told you about how Chinese Premier, Wen, announced that China’s economy would receive stimulus… This news helped the Emerging Markets get their heads above water yesterday, along with the fact that Oil gained back a buck on the day, which really helped the Russian ruble gain back some lost ground.The Chinese announcement also helped the Aussie and kiwi dollars… I think though, that today is going to be a tough row to hoe for the currencies, as the European Union Summit begins tomorrow, and everyone believes that there is going to be a showdown (like the great song by ELO) between Germany and France… and this has got the markets scared right now, which is leading to the selling I’m seeing this morning.France’s new socialist leader, wants to promote growth with spending… Germany had just about gotten every EU member to sign on to the “austerity is the best program” until France threw a spanner in the works by electing Hollande… And now we’re going to have to be witness to all this drama… But, as I’ve said before, history tells us that eventually, the German leaders can persuade the French leaders to see things the German way… But Hollande has to grandstand now, as he was just elected… although, in my opinion, it’s better to let your constituents down early in your term, so they have time to forget that you dumped on them! HA!Yesterday, I told you about how I felt regarding Norway and Sweden, getting tarred with the same brush as the euro, and that one day traders would get it through their thick skulls that Norway & Sweden are not Greece! Well, Norway tried to pound that thought in traders’ heads this morning by printing a stronger than expected GDP for the 1st QTR… 1.1% 1st QTR growth is very good for Norway, given how the rest of the world has slowed… oh, by the way the consensus forecast was .9%…I guess the Brazilian Gov’t and Central Bank wins… The set out two years ago to weaken the real, and after multiple rate cuts, taxes, and intervention, they have finally gotten what they wanted… a weak real… I told you about a month ago that it appeared to me that the traders had left town, and didn’t want to play this game with the Brazilian Central Bank any longer… That took away the support for the real, and the free fall has been quick… This is exactly why I always talked about only buying real with the speculative money that you allocate in your investment portfolio… Crazy wild swings… and now this… The unintended consequences… they are everywhere and in everything we do… Brazil’s leaders are going to soon find (Yes’ song Soon, just started playing!) that the unintended consequences of their bashing the real into a weakling that gets sand kicked in its face, is soaring inflation… and when the tourists begin to arrive for the World Cup and then the Olympics… Oh my!Speaking of the Olympics… going back to the 90’s… We have always seen the host country get a bump in the currency as the Olympics draw near and during them… Spain, was the first we tracked, and so on.. So, keeping that in mind, could there be a bump in store for the British pound sterling? That’s going to be a tough row to hoe, given all this dollar strength… but, it will at least be interesting to watch, eh?Yesterday, I made fun of the G-8 meeting and their silly attempts to make people think they actually accomplished something… I saw that Russian leader Putin, said that the meeting wasn’t worth coming to… Did you know that there was only one truly trained economist among the G-8 leaders? Mario Monti of Italy… Now that alone should tell you something about the meeting… The leaders were all throwing in uneducated ideas of what would work… Oh, boy, sign me up for the next meeting, eh?I was asked by quite a few people last week about the Swiss franc… you know, the franc is still hovering just above the 1.20 floor that the Swiss National Bank (SNB) put on the currency’s cross to the euro last September, it’s currently at 1.2011… The overtures from the SNB continue to ring out a song about how they want that cross’s level to go to 1.35 or 1.40… That would knock the stuffing out of the franc, folks… And with the euro getting weaker by the day, the SNB’s resolve will be tested soon enough…I had a chance to talk briefly with James Rickards, author of Currency Wars, while in South Florida a couple of weeks ago… Mr. Rickards is convinced that all countries are in a war to reduce the value of their currency below their neighbor’s or trading partner’s currency…I told him I hoped that wasn’t true, but at this point, how can you argue with him? But here’s what I took from the conversation and the book… That the U.S. dollar is going to lead the currencies down, which means the dollar will always be weaker than the other currencies… Maybe that’s taking a simplistic view of the whole situation, but I’m just a simple kind of man, something you love and understand… (a little Lynyrd Skynyrd for you!)Then There Was This… I had a couple of readers send me this story, so it obviously is TTWT worthy! Did you know that the U.S. allows China to bid directly in U.S. debt auctions without going through Wall Street Banks? Yes… it’s true! And China has the only central bank that’s allowed to do this… Reuters broke the story on this… I say… good for both parties! And I would ask why are the other Central Banks of the world not allowed to do this? Why should Wall Street Primary Dealers get to make truck loads of mark-ups on Debt auctions to Central Banks? We should be rolling out the red carpet, and meeting them with an adult beverage with an umbrella in the glass, when these Central Banks show up to buy our debt…To recap… The currencies held their own yesterday and overnight, but the announcement by Fitch that they were downgrading Japan’s Credit Rating, put the currencies on the selling block again early this morning. Gold is off by $16 this morning. The A$ has reached oversold levels on two different measures now… Chuck is looking for a bump here, along with looking for one in pound sterling, should the “host country bump” for the currency hold true. Currencies today 5/22/12… American Style: A$ .9885, kiwi .7610, C$ .9820, euro 1.2760, sterling 1.5775, Swiss $1.0625, … European Style : rand 8.2525, krone 5.9325, SEK 7.12, forint 232.75, zloty 3.3915, koruna 19.7660, RUB 31.12, yen 79.75, sing 1.2695, HKD 7.7660, INR 55.40, China 6.3230, pesos 13.71, BRL 2.0415, Dollar Index 81.28, Oil $92.09, 10-year 1.77%, Silver $28.16, and Gold… $1,580.15 That’s it for today… Man, sometimes I have noodles for brains… yesterday, I listed the people that helped me at the Las Vegas Money Show, and left off an important member of the group… to that, I apologize, Dawayne… You did a great job! Well… I saw my dentist, the new mommy, Holly Ellis yesterday, she’s so nice to me… And then I saw my oncologist… I had a really bad incident in Vegas last week, and no I didn’t pull my own tooth, or marry Heather Graham (but that doesn’t sound bad!) … But, I’m fine now… no worries, and I did speak on the same day as the incident, so as always, I carry on, despite my obstacles! HA! I did get to see my siblings last Friday… of the original 7, there are 5 of us still here… and with that, I’ll get out of your hair today, and hope you have a Tom Terrific Tuesday! Chuck Butler President EverBank World Markets 1-800-926-4922 1-314-647-3837 www.everbank.com
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That means the only way for platinum prices to get back to their historical average is for them to rise even more than gold. Nick thinks this scenario is far more likely. And to help his readers take advantage of it, he recommended a world-class platinum miner last year. This company is raking in cash…has almost no debt…and operates in a safe jurisdiction. And even though it’s already surged more than 12% since the start of the year, the stock is still dirt cheap. You can learn more about Nick’s top platinum stock by signing up for Crisis Investing today. Chart of the Day Uranium stocks have “broken out.” Today’s chart shows the performance of Global X Uranium ETF (URA). This fund tracks the performance of 23 uranium companies. Uranium stocks have been in a bear market for almost a decade. But you can see in the chart below that they spent much of last year “carving a bottom.” This is when an asset class stops falling, trades sideways for a while, and then starts rising. Assets that carve bottoms often keep climbing, and that’s exactly what URA’s done. You can see it’s already up 19% this year. And it’s trading at the highest level since last June. These are very bullish signs. Still, we don’t think you should blindly buy uranium stocks at this time. After all, the price of uranium is still about half of what it was a year ago. Most uranium miners can’t make money at these prices. In other words, the uranium market is still a very risky place to put your money. If you’d like to own uranium stocks, we encourage you to stick to the best of the best. Last year, Nick recommended two world-class uranium companies. One of those stocks is up 25% since Nick told his readers about it in November. The other is up 31% in just two weeks. These are incredible gains for such short periods. But Nick thinks both stocks could hand shareholders returns in excess of 1,000% over the next few years. That kind of return sounds almost too good to be true. But one of Nick’s top uranium stocks soared 3,600% during the last major uranium bull market. To have a shot at these kinds of returns, sign up for Crisis Investing today. But we encourage you to act soon. After all, uranium stocks are on the move. In fact, Nick’s top uranium stocks surged another 10.2% and 9.6% today. Click here to begin your risk-free trial. • The fundamentals for palladium also look good… MarketWatch reported on Friday: Analysts at precious-metals consultancy Metals Focus said in a recent report that “automotive demand should post another record high,” driven by healthy demand in China and the U.S. Palladium is used in automobile catalytic converters. Retail investors are also loading up on palladium. According to The Bullion Desk, retail investors have already bought more than 5,000 ounces of palladium through exchange-traded funds (ETFs) this year. This represents a serious shift in sentiment. Last month, investors liquidated 180,000 ounces of palladium through ETFs. • Platinum has also taken off this year… Like its cousin palladium, platinum is used extensively in catalytic converters. Unlike palladium, however, platinum also ends up in a lot of rings, necklaces, and bracelets. According to specialty chemicals company Johnson Matthey, jewelry accounts for about a third of platinum demand. Platinum is up 8% so far this year, making it the second-best performing commodity of 2017. • Nick Giambruno, editor of Crisis Investing, expects platinum to keep rallying… He explained why in the latest issue of Crisis Investing: There’s a historic anomaly in the platinum market right now. People call platinum “the richer man’s gold.” That’s because platinum is almost always more expensive than gold. In fact, platinum prices have dipped below gold prices only a few times in the last hundred years. Now is one of those times. You can buy nearly one and a quarter ounces of platinum with one ounce of gold. That’s rare. You can see in the chart below that platinum, priced in gold, is now at an all-time low. Recommended Links – — Palladium is the year’s hottest commodity. Palladium, as you may know, is a key industrial metal. It goes into everything from dental fillings to fuel cells. But its primary use is for catalytic converters in automobiles. These devices reduce how much pollution cars and trucks emit. They account for about 75% of palladium demand. Last week, the price of palladium surged 11%. It was the metal’s biggest weekly gain since March. Palladium is now the year’s top-performing major commodity, according to Finviz. There’s good reason to think that palladium will keep rallying, too. As you can see in the chart below, the metal is in a clear uptrend. This is a bullish sign. It means palladium will likely keep rising. 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