More clarity needed on preparations to support businesses in no deal…

first_imgWhatsApp Twitter Sinn Fein plans for ‘all female’ election candidates are sexist and discriminatory, says male party member snubbed for election run Sinn Féin bill to reinvest proceeds seized by CAB in disadvantaged communities passes first stage Trolley crisis at UHL shames the Minister – Maurice Quinlivan T.D. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Long gynaecological waiting lists must be addressed– Maurice Quinlivan T.D. Limerick Sinn Féin TD Maurice QuinlivanSinn Féin’s Spokesperson on Business Enterprise and Innovation Maurice Quinlivan TD today called for more clarity to be provided by the government on preparations to support businesses in the event of a no-deal Brexit.Questioning the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys this morning in the Dáil, the Limerick City TD said;“Brexit edges closer and closer and we still have no idea what it will look like.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “With less than one year to go, PricewaterhouseCoopers is now predicting a hard Brexit is the most likely outcome.“We have had the Border issue long fingered last December and again in March of this year. We need clarity and a firm commitment from Government on this most vital concern to the island of Ireland.“European Council President Donald Tusk this morning reaffirmed the position that there will be no withdrawal agreement without a solution to the border.“I am extremely concerned that the weak Tory government in London, with DUP influence, could end up scuttling the entire Brexit deal simply to promote their nationalist England first agenda.“With Boris Johnson ridiculously talking about London borough borders and Teresa May recently citing the completely unacceptable US-Canada model, it is clear the British government still have no answers on the Irish border question.“What will businesses do on March 30th 2019 if no deal is struck by then? Where will their exports usually destined for Britain go? What will happen to our food supply chain?“Enterprise Ireland and InterTradeIreland will no doubt be inundated with calls, and queries in the run up to this date and beyond in the case of a hard Brexit? What plans are there to inflate staffing numbers and resources, even temporarily, for such a possibility?“With less than a year to go now to that possibility, we need to hear what the government have planned to date in this regard. Businesses need clarity on whether preparations are under way to assist them in such a scenario.“I appreciate that a hard Brexit remains just a possibility at this stage, but if the British negotiations to date are anything to go by, things are only set to get worse.” Mr. Quinlivan concluded.More about politics here. Email Maurice Quinlivan appointed Chair of Enterprise, Trade and Employment Committeecenter_img TAGSBrexitBusiness Enterprise and InnovationMaurice Quinlivan TDMinister Heather HumphreysSinn Fein Facebook Limerick Senator has beef with meat industry Linkedin NewsPoliticsMore clarity needed on preparations to support businesses in no deal Brexit scenario says Limerick TDBy Staff Reporter – April 18, 2018 1116 Advertisement Print Previous articleTwo Limerick primary school students honoured at art competition in DublinNext articleLimerick launch of Liz Price’s new book takes place next Friday Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie last_img read more

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Scoreboard roundup – 4/23/21

first_imgApril 24, 2021 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup – 4/23/21 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock (NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Friday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUEMinnesota 2, Pittsburgh 0AMERICAN LEAGUEToronto 5, Tampa Bay 3Oakland 3, Baltimore 1Kansas City 6, Detroit 2N.Y. Yankees 5, Cleveland 3Boston 6, Seattle 5Houston 5, L.A. Angels 4Chicago White Sox 9, Texas 7NATIONAL LEAGUEChicago Cubs 15, Milwaukee 2N.Y. Mets 6, Washington 0Atlanta 5, Arizona 4St. Louis 5, Cincinnati 4Colorado 5, Philadelphia 4San Francisco 5, Miami 3San Diego 6, L.A. Dodgers 1NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONAtlanta 118, Miami 103Brooklyn 109, Boston 104Charlotte 108, Cleveland 102Washington 129, Oklahoma City 109L.A. Clippers 109, Houston 104Golden State 118, Denver 97Memphis 130, Portland 128NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEN.Y. Rangers 4, Philadelphia 1Buffalo 6, Boston 4Nashville 3, Chicago 1Minnesota 4, Los Angeles 2Calgary 4, Montreal 2MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCEROrlando City 1, Sporting Kansas City 1 (Tie)Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

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Ghana footballers refuse Egypt return

first_imgTwo Ghanaians are refusing to return to their Egyptian club because of security concerns in the North African nation.Petrojet players Cofie and Eric Bekoe fled Egypt a week after anti-government protests began as they grew concerned over the escalating violence.Despite being called back by coach Helmi Toulan five days ago, the Ghanaians are refusing to travel.“My family won’t allow me to go back as they feel it’s unsafe – they don’t want to lose a child,” Cofie told BBC Sport.“At the moment, I honestly don’t feel like going back unless the situation changes.“I don’t want to go through what I went through again – it was a bit scary.” Two days after the widespread protests began, Egypt’s FA (EFA) postponed the local league.On Monday, the EFA told the BBC’s African sports programme Fast Track that it hopes to receive permission from security forces to restart the league in early MarchCofie, 22, has called his experience a ‘life and death situation’, whereby he grew increasingly worried about the events that ultimately prompted the downfall of President Hosni Mubarak.As some of the demonstrations turned violent, with over 300 believed to have died across the country, the Bekoes (who are unrelated) made a dash for home.“We had heard from no one at Petrojet – neither the coach nor any official, just from a fellow player who was at home protecting his family,” said Cofie, who won a Ghana cap last year. “We were on our way to the airport and weren’t too far from our house when we heard people firing gunshots.”“There were many people on the road and it was one of the most frightening experiences of my life.“We went to the airport and slept there for two days – it was better to stay there because it wasn’t safe at home.“Public announcements were telling you not to go out nor open your front door if people knocked when you were at home.“Luckily, we got a flight out but many expatriate players didn’t.” Cofie, whose contract has another two years to run, is nervous about leaving the Ghanaian capital Accra to return to Petrojet even though he believes it would boost his career.“I would prefer that things go back to normal because Egypt have one of the best teams in the world and the talent there is good,” he added.“It’s good for the youngsters like us who are determined to get to the highest level but I just don’t know how I am going to feel when I am back in the country.“And I don’t know whether the [security situation] will be good enough for me to play as I normally do.”Source: BBClast_img read more

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