New figures reveal where Donegal stands with Covid-19 cases

first_img Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Pinterest The number of people who were diagnosed with Covid-19 in the Republic increased last week for the first time in over two months.It increased by nine from the previous week.The Central Statistics Office says 78 people were diagnosed with Covid-19 in the Republic last week – up from 69 the week before.It’s the first time in 10 weeks that the number of cases increased.But several counties throughout the country continue to record very few cases.Donegal, Laois and Kerry have had less than 10 cases for nine weeks in a row, and Waterford for ten successive weeks.Clare and Offaly had no new cases for the third week in a row.For eight consecutive weeks, Clare, Leitrim, Longford, Tipperary and Wexford have recorded less than 10 new cases.Dublin continues to be worst affected county, accounting for 51 per cent of all Covid deaths.Nationally, women account for most cases, along with all adults aged between 25 and 44.Healthcare workers continue to make up a third of all cases. Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Twitter Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further center_img Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articlePuppies ‘left dangling for dead’ above Donegal riverNext articleFinn Harps update with Secretary Kathy Taaffe News Highland New figures reveal where Donegal stands with Covid-19 cases Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Homepage BannerNews Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Community Enhancement Programme open for applications By News Highland – July 10, 2020 Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennanlast_img read more

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Asset managers say capital markets must be ‘servants of society’

first_imgCapital markets must be reformed to better serve society, examining risks other than traditional financial metrics, according to a UK think tank.The report by Tomorrow’s Company argues that threats to quality of life, climate change and future nutrition need to be better addressed by capital market participants, as the market has a “vital” part to play in meeting such human needs.Mark Goyder, chief executive at Tomorrow’s Company, said it was important for markets to be “servants of society and not behave like the masters of the universe”.“We need to design the rules of markets and shape our habits as market participants so we see life this way,” he said. The report, titled ‘Tomorrow’s Capital Markets’, argues that there is a need to understand that an asset’s value is “multi-dimensional rather than simply financial” and suggests a greater focus on environmental, social and governance matters.“It is about building risk resilience now and for the future,” the report says.“It is about identifying the opportunities that come from dealing with challenges we need to urgently address.“And it is about recognising that addressing these challenges and achieving acceptable, if not superior, risk-adjusted returns are not incompatible aims.”The report adds that it is about ensuring money is not being invested “only to end up in a miserable world”.The report follows on from a number of similarly themed reports by the think tank, which argue that short-term investment is “yesterday’s game”, as well as a list of recommendations by asset owners on how to improve stewardship.The new report, supported by consultancy Towers Watson and asset managers including Aviva Investors and Hermes Investment Management, also stresses the importance of aligning incentives with the interest of investors.Damien Carnell, director at Towers Watson and a member of the report’s steering group, emphasised the need to understand how incentives could lead to “unwanted consequences”.“In future,” he said, “there needs to be a much greater awareness of the design process, the importance of governance in design and operation, and the role of good corporate culture for incentives to be improved.”last_img read more

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Ulster cruise to victory

first_img Press Association Ulster scored again a minute into the new half when a Connacht attacking pass went to ground just outside Ulster’s 22 and Bowe picked up and fed inside to Trimble who ran on unopposed to score his second. Jackson’s conversion made it 37-5. Luke Marshall then got over for Ulster’s sixth score after lovely hands from Bowe who hit Jackson on the loop before the fly-half put his centre colleague away. With Connacht replacement second row Michael Swift binned in the 57th minute, Trimble raced over for his hat-trick a minute later and Jackson’s fifth conversion took the home tally past 50. Just after the hour mark, the visitors finally got another score when replacement Leader’s effort was converted by fellow sub Nikora. But normal service was resumed five minutes later when Gilroy got on the end of McKinney’s chip through and the replacement fly-half then landed a superb conversion. Ulster were up and running inside five minutes after Dan Parks curiously opted to cross-kick for Fionn Carr when unable to kick directly to touch due to the ball being passed back to the former Scotland international from outside the visitors’ 22. Ulster gobbled up possession and scrum-half Paul Marshall darted over though Jackson was unable to land the conversion. Connacht, though, immediately hit back and, after securing the restart, they recycled the ball through multiple phases before Robbie Henshaw created the space out left for McScharry to score after seven minutes. Parks missed the extras but the scores only remained level for four minutes as Jackson slotted an 11th minute penalty to put Ulster 8-5 up. That became 13-5 when some slick handling saw Trimble pop up on the left wing and dance down the touchline to score Ulster’s second try which again went unconverted by Jackson. The home side then got their third when a Trimble break put Bowe over near the posts and, this time, Jackson added the conversion off the post. They had their bonus point two minutes later when a quick throw by Trimble was taken by Paul Marshall whose angled run got him in under the sticks. Jackson added the two points and Ulster were 27-5 up after just 23 minutes. Jackson then bagged his second penalty just before half-time to give the home side a 30-5 lead at the break. Ulster put themselves firmly back on track in their bid to reach the RaboDirect PRO12 play-offs with a thumping 58-12 bonus point win over fellow Irish province Connacht A hat-trick of tries from Andrew Trimble and a brace from Paul Marshall were added to by single touchdowns from Tommy Bowe, Luke Marshall and Craig Gilroy. Ulster fly-half Paddy Jackson added 16 points to the total with the boot while his replacement James McKinney landed one conversion. Connacht’s tries came from Dave McSharry and Darragh Leader with Miah Nikora converting Leader’s second-half effort. last_img read more

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New Zealand’s Ronchi retires from international cricket

first_imgNEW Zealand wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi has retired from international cricket but will continue to play in franchise-based Twenty20 tournaments around the world, the country’s cricket board said yesterday.The 36-year-old played four one-day internationals and three T20 matches for Australia in 2008 and 2009 before switching his allegiance back to his native New Zealand in 2013.Ronchi went on to play four Tests, 85 ODIs and 32 T20 matches in total with this month’s Champions Trophy match against Bangladesh his last for the Black Caps.“It was a dream come true,” Ronchi said in a statement released by New Zealand Cricket. “I can’t think of a better time to have been involved with New Zealand cricket.“From the 2015 World Cup campaign, through to the overseas tours of that time and some amazing games and series, it’s been a genuine highlight for me.”New Zealand coach Mike Hesson called Ronchi, known for his ability to score briskly with the bat, the perfect team man.“We’ll remember Luke fondly for the energy he created in the field and his selfless attitude towards the team,” Hesson said.He was always prepared to play a role for the greater good of the team; to do what was required even if that risked sacrificing his wicket.“Luke was one of the best glove-men going around and I think that’s often overlooked in a game increasingly dominated by batting and run-scoring. He was a very skilful wicketkeeper, and a very destructive batsman.”Ronchi’s sole one-day international century, 170 not out off 99 deliveries, came against Sri Lanka in 2015. His highest Test score of 88 was made on his debut against England in Leeds the same year.(Reporting by Sudipto Ganguly; Editing by John O’Brien)last_img read more

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