Politican discusses Ireland’s global economy

first_imgThose who picture Ireland in terms of sheep and rolling green landscapes may be shocked to learn the nation is far more than just a leader in agricultural exports: it is a business hub drawing major financial, technology and pharmaceutical corporations from around the globe. In her lecture Thursday titled, “An Irish Perspective: Doing Business in a Global Economy,” Irish politician and legislator Mary Hanafin detailed Ireland’s successful integration into today’s highly interconnected global economy. Hanafin attributed Ireland’s increased global economic integration in large part to the recent decline in sectarian violence and conflict between the Northern and Southern regions of the country. She said Ireland’s transformation into a “nation at peace,” a nation emphasizing friendship and cooperation rather than strife, has helped redefine negative perceptions of the country, improving not only the lives of citizens but the health of the economy. “During those early 70s years, when you said to people, particularly people who didn’t speak English, that you were from Ireland, they would say ‘boom boom,’ and they didn’t mean an economic boom,” Hanafin said. “They meant fighting and bombs and killing.” Hanafin said taking a stroll through Dublin, the capital city, will reveal to any visitor the nation’s leading role in international business. She said Dublin has become a major center for the communications industry, attracting corporate giants such as Microsoft, Amazon and Google. Hanafin said Ireland’s educational system has played a large part in attracting foreign business and investment by fostering a highly creative, technically skilled young worker population. “It is the quality and the availability of skilled people that make Ireland attractive and special,” Hanafin said. Ireland’s membership in the European Union, as well its low corporate tax rate of 12.5 percent, also boosts its appeal among corporations seeking high rates of return on their investments, Hanafin said. She said evidence of this can been seen in the large sums of money invested in Ireland internationally. “The USA invests more dollars in Ireland than it does in Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa combined, and we’re only a little country of 4.5 million people,” Hanafin said. “But we’re also a country that takes our business, and our business with the world, very seriously.” Hanafin said Irish companies continue to think globally, providing everything from airport biometric screening in Japan to a communications system that currently directs roughly 50 percent of mobile phone traffic in the United States. Hanafin was most struck by the extent of this global economic integration upon visiting a children’s school in the United Arab Emirates. She said watching students use Irish software to learn the Quran was “globalization at its best.” Looking forward, Hanafin said Ireland will continue to foster cooperative economic ties with nations around the world, sharing its distinct culture and heritage while learning to appreciate the cultures of other peoples. “It is about respecting not only own our culture, but the culture of the countries with who we do business,” Hanafin said. “It’s about appreciating the importance of dialogue, and friendship, and peace as a small, neutral nation in a very troubled world.” Contact Dan Brombach at [email protected]last_img read more

Nwakali committed to help Huesca gain promotion to La Liga

first_img “The aim is to pick one of the automatic promotion tickets; we have a big game tomorrow against league leaders Cadiz. “It won’t be an easy match but the entire squad is very committed to ensuring we get back to winning ways.” Nwakali will be expected to play a part when Huesca take on Segunda Division leaders Cadiz on Wednesday. The midfielder burst into the limelight in the 2015 U17 World Cup where helped Nigeria win the title, scooping the Golden Ball award of the tournament in the process. read also:COVID-19: Nwakali allays fear over stint with Huesca Besides representing Nigeria at the U17 level, he has also played for the U20 side and currently has one cap for the Super Eagles. Nwakali will hope to play more prominently for his club in order to boost his chances with the three-time African champions. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Nigeria’s Kelechi Nwakali is committed to help Segunda Division side, Huesca secure promotion to La Liga at the end of this season. Nwakali The midfielder joined the Oscenses last summer from Premier League side Arsenal, where he failed to play a single game for the Emirates Stadium outfit. The midfielder featured for MVV Maastricht, VVV-Venlo, MVV Maastricht and Porto B on loan during his three-year stay with the Gunners. The Nigeria international could only make his debut for the Spanish division side on June 18 against Mirandes owing to visa issues and the outbreak of coronavirus across the world. Huesca are already in the playoff spot after securing 54 points from 34 games, following 16 wins, six draws and 12 losses. The 22-year-old, who has made two appearances for the Oscenses, has promised to give his best to ensure his side secures promotion to the Spanish top-flight. “I’m excited to be playing competitive football again. I have waited so long for this moment and I’m fully committed to helping the club achieve promotion,” Nwakali told AOI. Loading… center_img Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Characters Who Deserve To Be Official Disney PrincessesSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That Exist10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest PocketYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Animelast_img read more

Fantasy Football Injury Updates: Chris Herndon, Jared Cook, Delanie Walker affect Week 10 TE start-or-sit decisions

first_imgWhen will Delanie Walker be back?Walker (ankle) didn’t practice for the Titans on Wednesday after getting rid of his walking boot earlier in the week. A matchup with a Chiefs defense that’s prone to allowing TE production is ahead for whichever Tennessee tight end starts.MORE WEEK 10 DFS: Stacks | Values | Lineup BuilderMost likely, we’ll see another week of Jonnu Smith, who might be the Titans’ best option at the position anyway. He’s a low-end fantasy starter this week against a KC team that’s allowed the sixth-most receiving yards to the position in 2019. If Walker plays, he’s riskier and should be left on most benches. Chris Herndon remains a tight end mystery as we head into Week 10, but yet again, it appears his arrow is pointing in the right direction. Jared Cook looks like he’ll be back to potentially disappoint those of us ranking TEs. And in Tennessee, Delanie Walker is inching his way back from injury but may need another week before he can eat into Jonnu Smith’s workload, which would actually make fantasy start ’em, sit ’em decisions a little easier.For injury news on banged-up QBs Patrick Mahomes, Jacoby Brissett, and Matt Ryan, click here; for more on injured RBs Alvin Kamara, James Conner, David Johnson, and Le’Veon Bell, go here; for updates on injured WRs A.J. Green, Amari Cooper, Adam Thielen and more, click here. Follow us at @SN_Fantasy for more news and updates. WEEK 10 NON-PPR RANKINGSQuarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerChris Herndon injury updateHerndon was active in Week 9, but he didn’t see the field. His activation was more due to the sheer number of injuries the Jets were dealing with. Herndon was limited in Wednesday’s practice as he returns from a hamstring injury.The Jets’ Week 10 opponent, the Giants, just allowed season highs in multiple categories to Jason Witten, as well as a long touchdown to Blake Jarwin, so if Herndon plays, he’s an interesting TE sleeper. It’s just hard to know with him whether “active” will be for real this time. You probably have to wait to see Herndon getting playing time before he can be in your fantasy lineup.WEEK 10 DFS LINEUPS:Y! cash | Y! GPP | DK cash | DK GPP | FD cash | FD GPPJared Cook injury newsCook practiced for the Saints on Wednesday after he’d missed time before New Orleans’ Week 9 bye. He’s been dealing with an ankle injury and has only aligned to play one game this season with Drew Brees.Falcons-Saints has a projected total above 50 points, so Cook is in a good spot to be a bye-week fill-in as long as he’s active. The target share for a TE with the Saints at this point won’t be super high, but there’s decent touchdown probability for Cook.WEEK 10 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endlast_img read more