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I think FTSE 100 incumbent Avast (LSE:AVST) is one of the best tech shares around. With its track record and results, could the Avast share price be an opportunity right now?FTSE 100 tech giantAvast specialises in cyber security. It is well-known for its free antivirus software for home users. It also offers much more bespoke and complex paid security solutions for home and business users.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Despite only floating on the London stock market in 2018, the 30-year-old Avast has a positive track record. Performance has remained robust since its initial public offering and its share price was performing well prior to the crash.Avast share price journeyThere is lots to like about Avast, in my opinion, not just its current price point. Firstly, I really like that its founders are still involved in the business and own over 30% of stock, which equates to close to £1.7bn. In addition to the founders, current CEO Ondrej Vlcek is also a shareholder and joined the firm over 25 years ago.Next, Avast’s performance has been nothing short of excellent in my eyes. Revenue and profit have been increasing year-on-year for the past five years. Operating profit has tripled since 2015, in fact. Since 2018, it has risen by over 30%, which is impressive.Avast believes the market for its products is growing by close to 10% year on year. I believe Avast can take advantage of enough market share to continue its growth and deliver profit too.When Avast shares floated on the stock market, they began with a price of 241p. At current levels of 459p, that is a 90% increase. Before the market crash, they were trading for nearly 550p per share. Last summer, they nearly hit 6,00p per share. At the current price point, I believe the FTSE 100 cyber security provider represents a great opportunity. I only see its share price growing as it continues to grow itself. I wouldn’t be surprised if it reached nearly 600p per share once more.Risk and rewardMy biggest concern with the Avast share price is its competition and market reach just now. There are other major players in the market that may be better known, such as Norton and Kaspersky to name a couple. These rivals’ presence and better brand awareness may affect Avast’s growth.A lesser concern is the fact Avast did not seem to capitalise on the home working surge last year. 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SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Pre-plant Agronomy Tips on Populations and Potash Previous articleFDA Considers Calling Back More InspectorsNext articleEU Doesn’t Include Ag in Trade Goals for U.S. Agreements Andy Eubank By Andy Eubank – Jan 22, 2019 Facebook Twitter Pre-plant-agronomy-tipsAt seed company winter meetings agronomists have plenty of tips just ahead of the spring planting season, and one of those is make sure your planting populations are correct. Higher populations don’t automatically pay for themselves and can actually lead to lower yields.Bill McDonald with Seed Consultants said their fixed ear hybrids are benefiting from higher populations, but flex, semi-flex and full-flex are demonstrating flat to decreased yields from over population.“We have one variety that is an extremely fixed ear, and as the population goes up the yield will go up,” he explained. “It just goes right along with it and you can afford to plant a little higher populations and get a return on your investment. If you take a flex ear or a full flex ear and you increase that population, your yield actually could go down or stay flat. Either one of those is not a good day because that extra seed costs you money.”McDonald is concerned about potash deficiency in soybean fields and his concerns were confirmed after receiving tissue sampling from labs in both Ohio and Indianapolis.“We’re actually showing deficiencies in the potash levels. A lot of people will fertilize their corn and then let that corn fertilizer that’s left over, leave that out there for the beans and expect the beans to be a scavenger. If we want bean yields to increase, then we need to treat the bean like it is another crop. Fertilize your corn, fertilize your wheat, fertilize your beans.”He said a lot of farmers don’t want to pay the extra application cost, but McDonald said they’ve seen returns on investment for potash fertilizer more than offset the cost of that application.Bill McDonald is the director of agronomic services for Seed Consultants. SHARE Facebook Twitter Pre-plant Agronomy Tips on Populations and Potash
The Skiff: April 8, 2021 Alexandra Lang TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Previous articleHoroscope: March 28, 2020:Next articleHoroscope: March 29, 2020 Alexandra Lang RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin The Skiff: April 1, 2021 Linkedin A poster in the bathroom of Dr. Amy Lang’s office about practicing good hygiene. Photo by Dr. Amy Lang. Twitter Alexandra Langhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-lang/ Twitter The Skiff: April 15, 2021 Alexandra Langhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-lang/ ReddIt Alexandra Langhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-lang/ Alexandra Langhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-lang/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution + posts Facebook ReddIt The Skiff Graduation Issue: April 22, 2021 Alexandra Lang is a Journalism and Political Science double major from San Antonio, Texas. She has worked for TCU360 since her freshman year, and she is currently the Executive Editor of The Skiff. printEditor’s Note: Dr. Amy Lang is Alexandra Lang’s mother.Medical professionals are doing all they can to protect their patients, their families and themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Amy Lang is an oncologist specializing in breast cancer at the START Center for Cancer Care in San Antonio, Texas. She said she and her colleagues have taken several steps to mitigate the risk of the virus coming into their office.They recently started wearing masks on duty and are practicing extra careful hygiene.She said medical assistants call patients before their appointments and “screen” anyone who is entering the building to make sure they don’t have the virus. “They [look for] any signs of illness, [ask if they] traveled outside of the city, [check for] exposure to someone who has tested positive or is suspected to test positive for COVID-19,” she said. “If they have any of those features, they don’t come, and they have to stay away from the building for ten days.”Lang’s office also decided any visitors a patient might bring with them to their appointment must stay in the lobby, except for significant others, and no children are allowed in the building.“It’s tough, because for new patients who are scared, sometimes you bring someone with you to hear what’s being said and to ease your pain and anxiety,” Lang said. “We have made exceptions to that rule—I’m allowing significant others and adult children to come with my new patients to the first visit.”Lang said one challenge arises when patients who are undergoing cycles of chemotherapy call and say they have a fever or cough, symptoms that might have nothing to do with the coronavirus but are very common among their patients. “We have to go through a whole checklist to figure out whether they should go to the ER, to [San Antonio Metropolitan Health] to get tested for the virus or come into the office,” she said. “There’s a big responsibility on the doctors to listen carefully and ask questions to help figure out what category these symptoms fall into.”When Texas Governor Greg Abbott declared a state of disaster due to the virus, he temporarily lifted the restrictions on telemedicine, which allows doctors to see patients through video chats or phone calls. Lang said the transition to telemedicine has been difficult for both doctors and patients.“There’s been a huge learning curve on our part and on the patient’s part, especially with a lot of older patients,” she said.Lang’s patients who have annual checkups, such as those who are in remission, are having their appointments delayed up to several months.Some of Lang’s patients were scheduled to have breast cancer surgery, but those procedures will be postponed according to guidance from the American College of Surgeons. “They put out very strict guidelines for who gets to have surgery in the next few weeks because they want ventilators and beds available for COVID patients,” she said. Lang is scheduled to be on call soon, which used to include visiting patients in various hospitals. Now, she and her colleagues will be relying on hospitalists.“We are not going to ask the on-call doctor to see many patients,” she said. “We will only go in if it’s truly necessary, and we can do telemedicine visits with hospital patients, too.” A sign in Dr. Amy Lang’s office. Photo by Dr. Amy Lang.The best thing for the general public to do to protect themselves right now, Lang said, is to practice good hygiene.“The number one thing is: don’t touch your face without washing your hands,” she said. “There’s no one thing that is more effective than that.”To date, there are 103,321 cases of the coronavirus in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There are 2,052 cases reported in Texas, according to the Texas Tribune. Facebook
NewsAsbestos contamination concern over Moyross housesBy Bernie English – July 20, 2017 1116 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Mortgage payment break for local authority home loan borrowers will be extended by a further three months Limerick county house prices to rise 5% in 2021 Twitter No vaccines in Limerick yet Linkedin Limerick city house prices rise 4.9% as time to sell falls TAGSCllr James CollinsCommunityfeaturedHousingpolitics WhatsApp Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Previous articleLimerick is worst for crammed classroomsNext articleMusical flare to Angela’s Ashes Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Print Asbestos contamination concern over Moyross housesAsbestos contamination concern over Moyross houses.FEARS that Moyross residents could be at risk from exposure to asbestos in their homes have been raised as surveyors start taking air samples from local houses.City West councillor, James Collins (FF) said that concerned residents contacted him on Wednesday, having spoken to workers involved in a survey in connection with refurbishments in the council-owned properties in Moyross.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up But the local authority has said there is no current danger.Residents told Cllr Collins that workers were testing for asbestos.“It seems there may be asbestos inside the houses – that’s where the testing is going on. It can be in presses and other places and, if it gets scratched, it can become airborne, which is highly dangerous,” he told the Limerick Post.“It’s reported these houses had an asbestos assessment survey carried out in 2014 which highlighted asbestos within the houses. “The occupants of the houses were not warned by the local authority that they were living with asbestos .Why has no action been taken before now?” he asked.“I’m also concerned for any council workers who may have been in the homes doing refurbishments without knowing there might be a danger there,” he said.He is also demanding answers about how the council plans to remove the asbestos, which, he understands, is to be moved in the coming weeks.A spokesperson for the council said that “tests have been carried out this week on more than 30 homes in College Avenue by industry specialists and no health risks were detected. She said that Limerick City and County Council is engaged in the preliminary stage for upcoming refurbishment works on houses in College Avenue, Moyross.“This stage includes initial air tests as recommended practice in preparation for the commencement of the works”.Cllr. James Collins (FF) said that concerned residents contacted him on Wednesday over the Moyross houses.Asbestos was commonly used until 1999 in building materials, mainly for insulation and fireproofing, across the Irish construction industry. Virtually all buildings constructed before 2000, contain some asbestos material, according to the council. “While there is no risk from contained asbestos, Limerick City and County Council has begun the air tests, which will conclude by the end of this week at College Avenue. This is a recommended practice prior to the removal of the asbestos.“Furthermore, a specialist asbestos survey carried out in 2016 confirmed, as anticipated, the presence of asbestos in the homes, with a recommendation that any potential risk material should be removed or managed when refurbishment works are being carried out.“In event that these current tests continue to confirm no risks associated with asbestos in the homes, Limerick City and County Council still intends to carry out remedial works that will be completed over a couple of days, to remove asbestos where appropriate from any individual houses, purely as a precautionary measure”. The spokesperson added that the HSE has been contacted in relation to the matter and the advice to householders, who are being engaged with, is that there is no public health risk.Read similar stories in the News section of the Limerick Post online. Email Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Facebook
University of Limerick Campus. Picture: Alan PlaceFor the first time in its history the people of Limerick will be in a position to directly elect their own mayor in 2021.Ahead of this groundbreaking election University of Limerick is working with an independent advisory group to examine what the new role might entail and to seek the views of Limerick people through the ‘Your Mayor – Your Voice’ campaign, with the support of the Limerick Public Participation Network (PPN).Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Eight live online consultations, facilitated by University of Limerick, will take place from Monday to Thursday, July 27-30 at 12 noon and 8pm each day for any member of the public interested in having a say about the new role.Patrick Fitzgerald, Facilitator of the Limerick PPN Secretariat, stated: “Limerick PPN has been represented on the Implementation Advisory Group on the Directly Elected Mayor since its first meeting in December 2019. At that first meeting, our representative said that meaningful public consultation is needed to be included in the process of coming up with recommendations for Government.”Mr Fitzgerald added: “We are more than delighted to see this happen and to help make it happen. The eight one-hour, online small group conversations we are organising will be facilitated by UL staff.”Cillian Flynn, the elected PPN representative on the Implementation Advisory Group for the Directly Elected Mayor, said: “It is an honour for me to represent the PPN on the advisory group. This is a fantastic opportunity for the PPN membership and their communities to directly get involved. It’s an hour of your time and it could make a difference. So do sign up to one of the sessions; there are five broad questions covering the mayor’s role and a strong voice from the people of Limerick could mean getting the kind of mayor we need.”Professor Maura Adshead, one of the project organisers from University of Limerick, explained the importance of the campaign: “Like a lot of people, I was originally quite unsure about the new mayor. What really made a difference to me, however, was talking to people in Limerick who were so keen to help bring about positive change. Of course, change is never guaranteed but Your Mayor – Your Voice gives everyone in Limerick the chance to have their say on what the change might look like. No one looking for the new mayor’s job next year can ignore the report of Limerick people’s ideas and opinions and it should be the first thing on the desk of the person who gets the job”.Professor Adshed continued: “What Limerick PPN is doing is a great help and we are thrilled to work with them, but there are other ways to get involved too. People can also participate in Your Mayor – Your Voice with their own community group, with family and friends, or as individuals. We are using an exciting new digital way of asking the public what they want. It is visual, interactive and provides real-time feedback (meaning you can see straight away on the screen what you said).“We have all the resources, training and facilitation support. We understand that some people may not feel comfortable with technology or have access to the online platforms. My team and I will do all we can to help and we would encourage people to help others they know to get involved – for example, a young person with a smart phone could hold a conversation with an older relative. But for any groups that are able to safely meet together with appropriate social distancing, we’re happy to support a good old-fashioned face to face meeting as well,” she added.This is an important opportunity for Limerick people to make history by shaping the future. To ensure that your voice is heard visit https://www.OurMayor.Limerick.ie.To register to attend the public consultation, see here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/your-mayor-your-voice-tickets-114277232278 Linkedin Print NewsLocal NewsPoliticsUniversity of Limerick to hold public consultations to seek views on role of directly elected mayorBy Staff Reporter – July 24, 2020 195 WhatsApp Facebook Email Advertisement Twitter Previous articleJuly Jobs Stimulus package sees extension to wage subsidy scheme and pandemic unemployment paymentNext articleLimerick Post Show | Friday 24th, July Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie
Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: Brian Honea December 8, 2016 831 Views Previous: Freddie Mac Requests to Remove Stocks from European Union Next: New York Legislation May Expedite Foreclosure Proceedings Related Articles Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago FHFA Freddie Mac 2016-12-08 Kendall Baer Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Freddie Mac has reached a “critical” milestone toward its goal of implementing the Single Security Initiative with the first use of Common Securitization Platform (CSP) software, known as Release 1, according to an announcement from the Agency on Thursday.Release 1 includes the implementation of the CSP’s core infrastructure and operations and was successfully launched on November 21, according to both Freddie Mac and the Agency’s conservator, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).“The successful implementation of Release 1 is a significant milestone toward the ultimate goal of a common securitization platform and a Single Security,” FHFA Director Melvin L. Watt said.The Single Security is a joint initiative of the GSEs under the direction of the FHFA to develop a single mortgage-backed security issued by the GSEs to finance fixed-rate mortgage loans backed by single-family properties. The CSP is a technology and operational platform developed by Common Securitization Solutions (CSS), a joint venture of the GSEs, that will perform many of the core back office operations for the Single Security, according to FHFA.The successful launch of Release 1 indicates the functionality of systems, operations, and controls of the CSP and CSS, according to FHFA. It also enables Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae to use CSS and CSP to issue the new Uniform Mortgage-Backed Securities (UMBS).“We’re excited to use CSS operations and the CSP to support our securities issuance,” said David Lowman, executive vice president of Freddie Mac’s Single-Family Business. “This is a milestone marking several years of intensive work across Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, CSS and FHFA to take this project from concept to reality. I’m very appreciative of the collaboration and drive exhibited by everyone working on this project. This is one of the ways we’re working together to build a better Freddie Mac and a better housing finance system for families, customers and taxpayers.”David M. Applegate, CEO of Common Securitization Solutions, LLC, stated, “We are very pleased to be partnering with Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae and FHFA as the CSP progresses. Today’s announcement by Freddie Mac that it has successfully completed its first bond issuance and bond administration on the platform is an important step forward in bringing additional liquidity and fungibility to the TBA market.”Now that Release 1 has been successfully launched, the next step is Release 2, which according to Freddie Mac, “will enable a combined Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae $3.5 trillion market of to-be-announced MBS.” FHFA expects to announce a timeframe for Release 2 in the first quarter of 2017, according to the Agency.“FHFA has developed a timeline of key achievements to date and will update the timeline as milestones are reached. We remain committed to building the CSP in a transparent manner,” Watt said.Click here for more on the Single Security or CSP. Home / Daily Dose / Freddie Mac Hits Milestone in Single Security Initiative Implementation Goal Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Tagged with: FHFA Freddie Mac Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, News Freddie Mac Hits Milestone in Single Security Initiative Implementation Goal
WhatsApp All the details from Budget 2015 as they were revealed Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal News Twitter Pinterest The Minister for Finance has begun delivering Budget 2015 to the dail….Minister Michael Noonan concludes his speech at 3.11pmMOTOR AND VEHICLE REGISTRATION TAXNO increase in Motor Tax or Vehicle Registration TaxCIGARETTESPack of 20 cigarettes to increase by 40 cent from midnight tonight, with pro rata increase on other tobacco productsINCOME TAXTop rate of income tax to be cut from 41 per cent to 40 per centIncome Tax Standard Rate Band to increase by 1,000 to 33,800 for a single personUNIVERSAL SOCIAL CHARGEIncreasing the entry point to USC to just above 12,000¬ removing 80,000 low income workers altogether from the chargeReducing the 2 per cent rate to 1.5 per centReducing the 4 per cent rate to 3.5 per centNEW 8 per cent rate on income above 70,000 EURONEW 11 per cent rate on income above 100,000 EURO BUDGET SPECULATION and COMMENTDetails of extra social welfare spending have emerged ahead of the Budget 2015 announcements.Child benefit is to be raised by 5 euro per child per month, while there’ll also be a return of the ‘Christmas bonus’.People on Jobseeker’s Allowance, and receiving the state pension, will be given a 25 percent increase in their payments in the week before Christmas.**********************Measure expected in Budget 2015 include a possible 4th rate of USC for those earning over 100 thousand euro a year – and up to 40 cent on a packet of cigarettes are some of the measures expected to be unveiled in this afternoon’s Budget.Finance Minister Michael Noonan and Public Expenditure Minister Brendan Howlin are billing Budget 2015 as the ‘end of austerity’ and the first budget in 7 years that won’t involve tax hikes or massive spending cuts.************************Details of extra social welfare spending have emerged ahead of the Budget 2015 announcements.Child benefit is to be raised by 5 euro per child per month, while there’ll also be a return of the ‘Christmas bonus’.People on Jobseeker’s Allowance, and receiving the state pension, will be given a 25 percent increase in their payments in the week before Christmas.The official budget announcements are due to begin in half an hour.******************Fianna Fáil’s Timmy Dooley says reports of increased child benefit are “auction politics”.The Clare TD says the coalition is putting popularity ahead of economic recovery.******************Independent TD Finian McGrath says the public are “sick and tired of being screwed”.The Dublin North-Central Deputy says it’s time to give something back to low income earners.******************The Finance Minister says there will be 2-billion of adjustments in this afternoon’s Budget, but without the imposition of new taxes or cuts to public expenditure.Earlier the Taoiseach confirmed measures aimed at making water charges as ‘affordable and fair as possible’ will be announced this afternoon.******************* WhatsApp WATER CHARGES RELIEFWater Charges Relief at standard rate (20per cent) for all households up to a maximum of 500 per year – should be worth up to 100 euro a year to householdsVAT – TOURISM9per cent VAT rate on tourism services to remain, but warns industry that if there are any price increases he will reconsider thisLAND TAXAnnounces a public consultation and may decide to penalise landowners who do not develop land that is zoned and servicedDIRT/FIRST TIME BUYERSA refund of DIRT on savings used to buy a home for First Time Buyers from tonight until the end of 2017 (maximum of 20 per cent of the purchase price)PENSION FUND LEVYConfirms the end of the 0.60 per cent levy at end of 2014, but says the additional 0.15 per cent inroduced for 2014 and 2015 will remainHOUSING / RENOVATION SCHEMEHome Renovation Incentive Scheme to be extended to rental properties whose owners are liable to income tax from tonight until the end of 2015Says he expects savings here to be passed on in lower rentsFILMFilm tax credit scheme will go ahead in 2015, hopes to increase the 50 million euro cap in 2016MARINENew tax package similar to agriculture sector to be developed for the marineFARMINGincrease income tax exempt thresholds by 50 per cent and new threshold for leases of 15 years and over – removing 40 years of age cap for leasing reliefCapital Acquisitions Tax to be targetted to active farmersRemoving stamp duty from agricultural leases over 5 yearsCorporate Tax’DOUBLE IRISH’ to be abolished from January 1st 2015 for new companies, phase out for existing companies by end 2020Michael Noonan says the 12.5% corporation tax “never has and never will be for discussion””Prudent and responsible budgeting has got us to this point…and it will be how we continue.” – Noonan on beating targetsMichael Noonan says unemployment will average just above 10 per cent next yearGovernment says deficit in 2014 will be 3.7 per cent – well beating the Troika target of 5.1 per centGrowth prediction of 4.7 per cent for this year and 3.9 per cent for 2015Government targets deficit of 2.7 per cent for 2015 – well inside Troika target of 3 per centMichael Noonan says”This govt will not be returning to the boom and bust model of the past.””The road we have travelled to get this point has been very difficult and the Irish people have made sacrifices.” Google+ HEALTH13.1 billion for delivery of health in 2015LIVING ALONE ALLOWANCEIncreasing the rate of the Living Alone allowance to 9 euro per week benefiting 180,000 older people from JanuaryWATER CHARGES 2As previously announced household benefits package to be increased by 100 euro to alleviate water charges cost – to be extended to everyone on fuel allowance schemes who do not get the household benefits packageBACK TO WORK FAMILY DIVIDENDFamilies can retain the full Qualified Child Increase of 29.80 a week per child for first year of returning to work and 50 per cent for second yearHOMELESSAn additional 10 million will be provided for accomodation and related services for homeless persons, bringing total to 55.5 million next yearSOCIAL HOUSING 2800 million for the Social Housing bodies in 2015, 450 in capital expenditureSOCIAL HOUSINGOverall capital investment of over 2.2 billion euro for social housing for next three years in three strands- 1.5 billion direct provision by exchequer by 2017- 300 million in PPP’s- 400 million “off balance sheet financial vehicle” By News Highland – October 14, 2014 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Previous articleFour people arrested in Derry as part of major drugs investigationNext articleDonegal Deputy says Budget 2015 doesn’t go far enough News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter Opposition party spokespersons begin to give their reaction to the BudgetDeputy Michael McGrath says any tax cut will be outweighed by water charges.The Irish Farmers Association says it has “mixed feelings” about Budget 2015.The Association’s Deputy President Tim O’Leary has welcomed the 50 per cent increase in the income tax exemption threshold – and the new threshold for leases of 15 years and over.However, he says he’s disappointed with a lack of investment on the spending front.The group representing publicans says it’s “relieved” by the decision not to hike drink prices.The Vintners Federation of Ireland is also satisfied with changes to income tax – which it says will give consumers more money to spend.VFI CEO Padraig Cribben says this year’s Budget seems to be about “stability” – and he’ll be pushing for more improvements in the year’s ahead.Chambers Ireland says it’s disappointed that there were no direct measures in Budget 2015 to help businesses.Ian Talbot – the Chambers Ireland Chief Executive – says it will take time for his members to feel the impact of the boost in spending power for consumers:The head of children’s charity Barnardos says the increase to child benefit is “very welcome”.Fergus Finlay says that while the 5 euro increase per child in both 2015 and 2015 doesn’t cover the cuts to the payment in recent years – it’s a very positive development.Minister Brenden Howlin has concluded his budget speechJUSTICEJustice budget of 2.2 billion euroWill allow for recruitment of new Gardai in 2015PUBLIC SERVICE RECRUITMENTNO further cuts in Public Service Employees (down 10 per cent since 2008)From next year Departments will have discretion on staffing levels within overall pay frameworkNew recruitment to Civil Service in 2015Effectively ends moratorium on recruitment in the public serviceEDUCATIONEducation budget of 8.3 billion for 2015EXTRA 920 mainstream teachersEXTRA 480 resource teachersEXTRA 365 Special Needs Assistants530 million to Education for Capital 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