U.S. Court Declares Tom Woewiyu ‘Flight Risk’

first_imgJucontee Thomas WoewiyuThe U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents, who arrested Jucontee Thomas Woewiyu last week described the former Liberian Minister of National Defense a ‘flight risk,’ meaning he would escape to Liberia if the bail was accepted.This latest development followed a decision by a U.S. judge to deny him (Woewiyu) bail. This also means that Woewiyu will remain in detention until a new motion is file by a reputable lawyer on his behalf; but no date was set for any motion, this paper has learnt.The former spokesman of the disbanded rebel National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL) was arrested last week at Newark Airport upon his return from Liberia.He was subsequently charged with ‘perjury’—lying on his citizenship application by failing to disclose his alleged affiliation with a “violent political group in Liberia” during the height of the country’s civil crisis, which lasted over a decade. Woewiyu served as Defense Minister in Charles Taylor’s former rebel NPFL, during Liberia’s civil war. Upon his arrest, his immigration lawyer, Raymond Basso, said his client amended his citizenship application to include his participation in the Taylor regime.  But Linwood C. Wright, Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Philadelphia, said Judge Judith Faith Angell denied bail, “because she believed Woewiyu might try to leave (runaway) from the U.S. should he be bailed.“There was a detention hearing and Woewiyu was ordered detained by a U.S. Magistrate.  The magistrate found that he (Woewiyu) was a ‘flight risk,’ and so she ordered him detained pending his trial,” Wright said.Raymond Basso, Woewiyu’s immigration lawyer, told VOA last week the case against his client was purely an immigration matter, and that it was a “misconception” (mistaken belief) to suggest that he was being charged with war crimes.Basso said he was confident his client would be exonerated because, although he made a misrepresentation in his first citizenship application, it was later modified to include Woewiyu’s participation in the Taylor regime.Wright said the case is an immigration issue based on Woewiyu’s misrepresentations and non-disclosures under oath regarding his background.“For instance, one of the requirements was that he names all the organizations that he’s been in, political organizations, and he did not report that he was a member of the National Patriotic Front of Liberia,” Wright said.According to him, Woewiyu also checked “No” when asked in his application whether he had ever advocated, either directly or indirectly, the overthrow of a government by force or violence.“Another question was whether he had either directly or indirectly persecuted any group for a number of reasons, including political opinion and social affiliation and he said “No” to that. Of course, the grand jury determined that he was the minister of defense for the NPFL. There was a question with regards to persecution of groups that supported former President (Samuel) Doe when Doe was in power in Liberia,” Wright said.Woewiyu pleaded not guilty at his detention hearing to all counts against him, including perjury and four counts of fraudulent misrepresentation in immigration applications.As the case stands, a barrister in Liberia has told the Daily Observer that Woewiyu would eventually be charged with ‘war crimes’ and be prosecuted accordingly.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Gor go five clear as AFC beats Sofapaka

first_imgIn other midweek KPL results, Argentine Rodolfo Zapata picked his second win as AFC leopards coach as Ingwe beat Sofapaka 1-0 at the Kenyatta Stadium courtesy of Brian Marita’s 84th minute goal.At the Camp Toyoyo ground, Kariobangi Sharks won 2-1 against Nzoia Sugar to move to sixth in the standings while in Nakuru, hosts Ulinzi Stars were held to a 1-1 draw by Kakamega Homeboyz.In Machakos, Sofapaka will only have themselves to blame after missing the game’s best opportunities with Ingwe hitting late on off a counter attack.-Waruru chanceStephen Waruru had the first chance for the 2009 champions in the 10th minute when a cross from Umaru Kasumba found him isolated in the box but his volley went straight to keeper Ezekiel Owade.In the 23rd minute, the former Ulinzi Stars hitman turned provider making a run on the right before cutting back a cross into the box, but a rushing Salim Abdallah managed to cut it off as Ezekiel Okare prepared to pull the trigger unmarked.The final five minutes of the opening half were intense as both sides looked to close with a goal. In the 40th minute, Mohammed Kilume’s shot from range went wide while two minutes later, Jaffery Owiti had a similar effort for AFC but it went begging as well.In the second half Sofapaka sought to start strongly and Elli Asieche came cross with a shot from inside the six yard box off a corner, but the effort on the volley was blocked by the AFC defense.On the hour mark, Kassumba had a brilliant chance to break the deadlock after being picked out by a looping ball from Asieche but he could not direct his volley on target.-Two brothers, one teamAFC made changes, Aziz Okaka coming into the fray to join his younger brother Jaffery Owiti. Okaka almost made an immediate response when Marita’s cross from the right found him at the backpost but AFC keeper Mathias Kigonya made a brilliant point blank save.With six minutes ot play, Sofapaka were punished on the counter when keeper Owade quickly launching play after making a save off Kassumba, the ball being flicked into Marita’s path at the edge of the box.The former Western Stima man seeing Kigonya off his line lifted the ball over him to hand Ingwe the win.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Wazito FC midfielder David Oswe tries to close down Gor Mahia forward Jacques Tuyisenge during their Kenyan premier League clash at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on June 13, 2018. PHOTO/CourtesyNAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 13- Gor Mahia have opened a five point gap at the top of the Kenyan Premier league standings after thrashing struggling Wazito FC 4-0 at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on Wednesday afternoon. A brace from Boniface Omondi and a goal each from Meddie Kagere and Francis Kahata saw K’Ogalo retain their unbeaten run in the KPL while Wazito suffered a seventh consecutive loss.last_img read more

UDARAS ANNOUNCES GRANTS FOR DONEGAL TOURISM PROJECTS

first_imgÚdarás na Gaeltachta is seeking applications from individuals, committees or groups from Gaeltacht areas interested in running a series of events for tourists which celebrate Irish culture.The cultural tourism scheme aims to support events that invigorate tourist areas at peak times offering tourists an authentic Irish experience, while attracting and encouraging them to stay in the area for a longer periodThe scheme is being co-funded by Údarás na Gaeltachta and Fáilte Ireland and is aimed at events that take place on the Wild Atlantic Way in the Donegal, Mayo, Galway, Kerry and Cork Gaeltacht areas. Successful applicants will receive support for events that address a gap in the market, that take place regularly over a period of weeks/months rather than once off events, and that take place in public spaces/outdoors.Deadline for applications is the 6th May 2013. For more information visit www.udaras.ie or email feilte@udaras.ie UDARAS ANNOUNCES GRANTS FOR DONEGAL TOURISM PROJECTS was last modified: April 22nd, 2013 by BrendaShare 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) Tags:UDARAS ANNOUNCES GRANTS FOR DONEGAL TOURISM PROJECTSlast_img read more

We can’t afford to wait for Man City to decide on Hart, says Torino president

first_img1 Torino president Urbano Cairo has revealed Manchester City have given no indication over their intentions with goalkeeper Joe HartCity allowed the England number one to move to Italy on loan last summer and the 30-year-old has been first choice for Torino this season, in place of Daniele Padelli, despite inconsistent form.The 30-year-old has made some costly mistakes, and earned the wrath of the Torino fans, but Cairo believes the Manchester City loanee remains a top goalkeeper.Torino are considering re-signing Hart again in the summer transfer window, but he is expected to move back to England and Cairo insists he cannot afford to wait for City to decide what to do.The Torino president told Gazzetta dello Sport: “He is a solid goalkeeper.“He has made a few mistakes but it happens, no one is blaming him.“But City have no clear ideas on him and we can’t afford to wait.” Joe Hart’s future is yet to be decided last_img read more

Milford GAA extend commiserations to Donegal ladies

first_imgDonegal LadiesHard luck to Amber Barrett and the Donegal Senior Ladies team and management who were defeated in the All Ireland Quarter Final on Saturday.Amber scored a point in the game which Dublin won 1-13 to 2-7 to set up a semi final against Mayo. It was a tremendous effort from all involved and the county and their clubs are very proud of them. Donegal Minors Good luck to Shaun Paul Barrett and his Donegal Minors who play Galway in the All Ireland Semi Final this Sunday at 1.30pm in Croke Park.Good luck also to the clubmen in his backroom team, Darran Nash, Luke Barrett and Conall McFadden as well as Ronan Docherty who is a panel member.Division 2Glenfin v CLG BanG Pairc Tabhoige, Saturday @ 6 & 7pmIn 2013 our Seniors were playing in Division 4, one more win could see them playing Division 1 football in 2017, and for the first time in the Clubs history. The boys have four games remaining to get those precious 2 points, and the first of those takes place this Saturday when they travel to Pairc Tabhoige to take on Glenfin. It would be brilliant if we could have as much support as possible travelling to the game to get behind the lads for this game! The Seniors throw in at 7pm with the Reserves at 6pm.Seniors CLG BnaG 3-11 Naomh Columba 0-13It was yet another game of two halves for Na Galloglaigh as they scored 2-7 in the second half to get the better of a lively and intense Naomh Columba on Sunday. The Glencolombcille men started by far the better and were 0-4 to no score up at a stage before Na Galloglaigh got off the mark. Glen could nearly have been out of sight at half time only for the boys to dig in deep in the last 10 of the half, and with the aid of a Darragh Black goal, went in level at the break 1-4 to 0-7.Na Galloglaigh went ahead for the first time in the game early in the second half but Naomh Columba responded well with 2 points of their own to back into the lead. The blues were able to put a wee bit of daylight between the sides when after about 40 minutes when Cathal Mc Gettigan finished to the top corner from distance for his sides second goal.The boys kicked on from there and a free that dropped short saw Joey Cullen add a third goal in the final 10 minutes. For most of the closing stages there was only one team in it, which didn’t look likely at all in the first half, to see Na Galloglaigh run out winners by 3-11 to 0-13. This result now means that one more win would see the boys promoted to Division 1 for the first time in the clubs history, and the first of their 4 remaining games sees them play Glenfin away next Saturday evening, therefore all support possible would be greatly appreciated.Team: Caolan Mc Gettigan, Barry McNulty, Sean Black, Gavin Grier, Tj Evesson, Paddy Peoples (0-1), Gary Merritt (0-2), Joey Cullen (1-0), Jonny Logue, Christopher Barrett (0-1), Pauric Curley, Cathal McGettigan (1-5), PJ Hagan, Darragh Black (1-0), Kyle Black. Subs: David Curley (0-2) for Barrett (HT), Conor McNulty for Grier (40m), Kieran Sheridan for Logue (50m), Barrett for K. Black (53m), Cormac Friel, Enda McHugh, Paul Sweeney, Cormac Toland, Dean Burgess, Martin Doyle, Caolan BoltonReservesCLG BnaG 2-12 Naomh Columba 1-14The Reserves got a much needed win in a close encounter with Glen on Sunday afternoon. The first half was end to end with early Na Galloglaigh scores coming from Caolan Bolton and Ciaran mcHugh. Glen responded with points fromfrees each time before scoring a goal which gave them a 3 point lead. Na Galloglaigh started to dominate the midfield area which allowed them to create more scoring opportunities, however they missed many of these before finally finding their range.The half back line of Cormac Friel, Enda McHugh and Cormac Toland contributed a point each which brought them back into the game. Glen added 2 more points to move back into the lead but goalkeeper Sean Gallagher scored a 45 and then a long range free to bring the sides levelat half time, 0-7 to 1-4. Glen scored teh 1st point of the 2nd half, but 2 goals i quick succession from the home team opened a 5 point lead. First a long ball into the full forward line was flicked on by Paul Fisher into the path of James Whelan who cooly slotted the ball past the Glen keeper. Minutes later Caolan Bolton won a kickout and surged towards the opposition goal, he found Martin Doyle with an angled pass and Doyle placed the ball in the bottom corner. Doyle then added a point which gave Na Galloglaigh a commanding led, however they had to fight hard to hold on to it. Glen started chipping away at the lead and had the deficit back to 2 points at one stage. Centre back Enda McHugh added 2 more points to his tally before Glen responded with scores to get back to within a point. Gary Helferty and Paul Sweeney added points to give a 2 point lead in the closing stages, while Glen scored the final point of the game but were unable to get an equaliser as the Na Galloglaigh defence stood firm to hang on for a hard fought win.Team: Sean Gallagher (0-2), Patrick Ferry, Paul Grier, Gearoid Horkan, Cormac Toland (0-1), Enda McHugh (0-3), Cormac Friel (0-1), Paul Sweeney (0-1), Kieran Gorman, Dean Burgess, Caolan Bolton (0-1), Ryan Ferry, Ciaran McHugh (0-1), Paul Fisher, Emmet Conaghan. Subs: James Whelan (1-0) for Burgess (15m), Conall McFadden and Martin Doyle (1-1) for Gallagher and R. Ferry (HT), Gary Helferty (0-1) for C. McHugh (45m), Matthew Stewart for Conaghan (50m), Tony McGettiganLotto This weeks lotto numbers were 2-5-7-17. No jackpot winner, no match 3 winners, two entries drawn win €35 each.Fergus Friel, The Lagg, and Francie Logue, Glenvar. Next weeks Jackpot is €980.Don’t forget you can enter the lotto from the comfort of your own home by playing through our own FREE Club App. Usual rules apply, pick 4 numbers per box, €2 and €5 options available. Numbers must be entered before 10pm or else they roll over to the next week. Perfect way for our many supporters and exiles overseas who would like to continue to support their Club. Underage CoachingAnyone interested in getting involved in the coaching of underage teams are asked to contact Nigel Black (086-8128869) or Aidan Cannon (087-6784787)Lotto DatabaseLotto database players are reminded that end of year payments are now due. Anyone wishing to join the lotto database in 2016 can download the standing order form from the Club website or contact Joe McNulty. The benefits of joining the database are:– Full family membership for 2016 included– Entered into every draw every week– Automatically in Christmas hamper draw (One for database members only)– 11 weeks free entry to lotto drawLotto Sellers RequiredThe Club is seeking lotto sellers in the Milford, Ramelton and Rathmullan areas. If you are interested contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114Contact UsFor all information and queries contact MilfordDonegalGAA@Gmail.com, follow us on Twitter on @CLGBnaG, and on Facebook on www.facebook.com/clgbaile.nangalloglach or see our website www.clgbnag.comCLG BnaG Club GearA selection of club gear is available to order. Photos and prices of these items are on the club website and on the new Team App. Orders can be placed with Agnes Ryan 0868194751Milford GAA extend commiserations to Donegal ladies was last modified: August 16th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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)Tags:Milford GAANoteslast_img read more

IT’S A WASH-OUT! MORE RAIN ON THE WAY – FLOODING IN MANY AREAS

first_imgUPDATED: MORE RAIN is on the way – and there might be even more over the weekend, forecasters have warned.BBC Northern Ireland has issued a weather warning for Ulster for torrential downpours causing poor road conditions.There are reports of flooding on many roads this evening including in Letterkenny, Ramelton, Milford, Gaoth Dobhair, Donegal Town, Pettigo and Lifford. The Mill River in Buncrana has also burst its banks.Surface water on the Barnesmore Gap – coupled with high winds – is causing problems for drivers.A Garda spokesman said: “After a day of torrential rain conditions on many Donegal roads are treacherous. We would appeal to motorists to slow right down to take account of the worsening conditions.”And Met Eireann agrees it’s going to be very wet over the weekend – saying it may be Sunday afternoon or evening before things clear up. The good news is that temperatures will rise to more normal levels on Sunday evening and into Monday.“This weekend will be unsettled and changeable at first, with some heavy showers or longer bursts of more prolonged rain at times, thundery in places. But much drier weather is expected to develop late Sunday and continue through Monday. Temperatures should get back to normal ( mid to high teens ) or maybe even slightly above,” reports Met Eireann.In fact temperatures on Monday could reach 19C or 20C over Donegal with a similar prediction for Tuesday – with it being mainly dry with the odd shower. IT’S A WASH-OUT! MORE RAIN ON THE WAY – FLOODING IN MANY AREAS was last modified: June 22nd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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) Tags:donegal weatherlast_img read more

THE NEW GENERATION HYUNDAI SANTA FE ARRIVES AT DIVERS….AND IN STYLE!

first_imgThe wait for the much-anticipated arrival of the New Generation Hyundai Santa Fe is now over.The vehicle has become one Ireland’s best selling SUV’s since it made its appearance over 12 years ago. It has now entered the modern premium market and has already proven a force to be reckoned with.The big incentive for all the SUV drivers is that it is still a 2.2 dsl engine putting out 195 bhp but only costs a small 330 euro to tax annually, as opposed to its competitors where many cost €2,000.The Santa Fe still has a roomy seven seats and more extras than even the most seasoned motorist would expect.Hyundai are renowned for packing their vehicles with lots of extras and this is no different, having the most advanced safety features on the road today, with driver/passanger, knee, side and curtain airbags, a hill start control function, The new Trailer stability assist function and active hood system – the list goes on. Most impressingly, it has a child spotting device thats built into dash which enables you to be sure that you are free to reverse without worrying about the little ones wandering where they shouldn’t as the car takes off.Standard equipment includes 17′ Alloys, air con, one-touch folding seats for total ease of access to the rear most seats, the new Rap Doors feature and the very nifty puddle lights that shine on the grond at night time from the wing mirrors just so you see where your standing!Top this off with daytime running lights and the new flex steer system makes this one action packed top spec premium level vehicle at the right price.Prices start from €38,500 and as with all the hyundai range comes with Hyundai’s leading warranty of 5 yrs unlimited mileage, five year AA membership and a five year free health check on your vehicle.Motorits in Donegal can now check it out this weekend at the North West motor show in the Aura Letterkenny, where Terence and Gavin wih be available to deal with all your enquiries and even organise a test drive with you.Hyundai National Open Week is also running from 5th-11th November… call to Divers stand for your invite to the open week where to will get a voucher for a free vehicle check on your own car. If you test drive any vehicle in the Hyundai range while this is being done you will be entered into a draw for a new Apple i-pad for Christmas.THE NEW GENERATION HYUNDAI SANTA FE ARRIVES AT DIVERS….AND IN STYLE! was last modified: October 25th, 2012 by StephenShare 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)Tags:DiversHyundai Santa Felast_img read more

TRAGIC DONEGAL MAN’S SONS ARE WASHED FROM MOTHER’S ARMS DURING HURRICANE SANDY

first_imgA Donegal father has been left devastated after his two young sons were swept to their deaths during Hurricane Sandy in America.Portnoo native Damien Moore, 39, is still coming to terms with the loss of sons Conor, 4, and Brendan, 2.The boys were swept from their mother Glenda’s arms when the huge storm hit their home in New York’s Staten Island. Damien, pictured with Glenda at the scene, was at work with the city council when the tragedy occurred.Glenda decided to get into the couple’s Ford Pickup truck when the storm hit but this was hit by a gust of wind and rising water.She managed to wade her way through the street but was hit by another swathe of water which washed her two sons away.The boys were found just 20 yards apart on Thursday last, days after they became separated from their heartbroken mother on Monday. Local priest, Fr Philip Daly has been comforting Damien’s parents, Paddy and Fay, who retired back to live in Loughfad after spending a large part of their life in the US.He said “It is a terrible tragedy and our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this tragic time,” he said.“Damien was born here in Portnoo but emigrated young in life and married Glenda. She was on her way in a blue Ford pick-up to her mother’s home in Brooklyn when the tragedy hit,”“Damien works for the city council in New York, but over the years always kept up contact with the area and visited his parents here at Loughfad. The news has come as a huge shock to locals in this area.“The Moores are a long established family in the Portnoo-Kilclooney area. They have many cousins who reside here and relations are comforting Paddy and Fay at this difficult time for the family. Damien would have attended the local national school at Ballykillduff before he went to make his way in the world,” he said. Fr Daly revealed how Damien was in work when the hurricane hit“Glenda was concerned because there was no electricity in the house and she had two young boys. However, she said to Damien she would stay at home until he got back,” Fr Daly said.“It appears Glenda’s mother called and told her and the kids to come to her home on higher ground. Glenda was making her way in her Ford pick-up vehicle to the mother’s house when tragedy struck. Her pick-up was knocked over by a huge gust of wind. They were up to their waist in water in the submerged pick-up,”“Glenda, grabbed the two boys and started to wade her way to safety along the roadside but the next thing she was hit by another gust and knocked over. She lost the grasp of the two young boys who were swept away,” Fr Daly explained. Glenda sat sobbing on the roadside through the rain-lashed night for up to 12 hours until she was spotted by a patrol car and told them of her tragedy.Despite her ordeal, the brave mother joined the search for her boys until their bodies by officers who had used heat-seeking equipment to search marshes.On Friday night, the names of the two boys were read out as part of a remembrance which is held every year on the Feast of All Souls.Fr Daly, also confirmed the family are hoping to arrange a remembrance in St Conal’s Church, Kilclooney on the day of the funeral in New York which is still being arranged.TRAGIC DONEGAL MAN’S SONS ARE WASHED FROM MOTHER’S ARMS DURING HURRICANE SANDY was last modified: November 5th, 2012 by StephenShare 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)Tags:BrendanConorDamien MooreHurricane SandyPortnooUSlast_img read more

Donegal companies warned about invoice frauds

first_imgGardai are warning Donegal companies of the continuing existence of Invoice Redirect Fraud and CEO Fraud saying everyone should treat any request to change bank account details with extreme caution.In recent weeks there has been a noticeable increase in this type of crime, according to Donegal.And some local companies have been targeted. Criminals have succeeded in defrauding companies for very substantial amount of money:• one company lost over €200,000• another lost almost $500,000• many people/ businesses have lost smaller amounts of moneyThe crimes works as criminals send emails to businesses/individuals purporting to be one of their legitimate suppliers.These emails contain a request to change the bank account details that the business has for a legitimate supplier, to bank accounts controlled by the criminals. These requests can also come by way of letter or phone call so caution should attach to any request of this nature. The criminal intention is that when the legitimate supplier next sends an invoice to the company seeking payment for services rendered or goods supplied, the victim business acts on the new banking instructions and sends the payment to the criminal’s bank account where the funds are quickly transferred or withdrawn.In many instances the business does not know it is a victim of this crime until sometime later when the legitimate supplier sends a reminder invoice for payment.Detective Chief Superintendent Pat Lordan, of the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau had the following advice for business.“Victims of Invoice Redirect Fraud range from very small businesses to large companies and the consequences of falling for a scam of this nature can be catastrophic and result in the closure of businesses and redundancies. If you are not sure pick up the phone and speak to someone in the invoicing company.’Here is some advice from a Businessman who was recently the victim of this type of scam and lost a significant amount of money: • Trust no email full stop. Incoming and Outgoing Mails can be blocked or redirected without you being aware. Assume all emails incoming and outgoing in your company are always being read by Fraudsters for extended periods of time and that those responsible for payments within your company are a special target for Hackers and their email history is being monitored.• Check all incoming email addresses- that they are correct and coming from a trusted source, its important also to check other emails addresses copied on the mail chain, in order to check that they are also genuine. The Hackers by blocking others on the mail chain isolates the individual making the payment-thus removing any other stakeholder from questioning the payment process. Simple changes such as swopping, adding or deleting letters in a mail address are commonly used to fool you into thinking it’s coming from a genuine source.• Change Requests are a Red Letter Warning. Be especially vigilant for any requested changes of bank payment details, for example, amounts to be paid, account number, name of bank etc.• Always pick up the Phone to your Supplier/Vendor to verbally confirm the change request details.Donegal companies warned about invoice frauds was last modified: November 11th, 2019 by StephenShare 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)Tags:donegalfraudGardaiinvoicesonlinelast_img read more

Cautious welcome for fishing quotas but Brexit threat looms large – Gallagher

first_imgFianna Fáil Spokesperson on Fisheries, Pat The Cope Gallagher, has cautiously welcomed fishing quotas for 2020 which have been decided early this morning in Brussels.The Donegal Deputy said there is a cautious welcome to the fishing quotas agreed for 2020 from his party and those Irish fishermen who watch so closely these yearly deliberations.He said “I do welcome the increases in quotas for mackerel and haddock given their importance to fishing vessels from the North West, in the case of the mackerel increase it is correcting the flawed advice provided by ICES last year. “The reduction in nephrops, and its importance to Irish fishermen, is very disappointing but not unexpected. What is more concerning is the situation post Brexit. 40% of our nephrops are caught in UK waters. This area could be removed entirely by January 1st 2021 which will severely limit Irish fishing vessels.“This is why the future relationship between the European Union and the UK is so important. Trade negotiations between the EU and UK will have the biggest outcome for our fishing fleet next year. There could be potentially devastating outcomes for fleets which would have to remain in Port as almost 3000km of a water border would need to be policed.“We depend so much on access to UK waters it is imperative fish and trade talks are to the fore of future negotiations. Minister Creed, Commissioner Hogan and others have a responsibility in these negotiations to advocate on behalf of the Irish commercial fishing industry,” concluded Deputy Gallagher.Cautious welcome for fishing quotas but Brexit threat looms large – Gallagher was last modified: December 18th, 2019 by StephenShare 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) Tags:BrexitdonegalmackeralPt teh Copelast_img read more