ACCUSED DONEGAL BANKER EARNED €800K BONUS A YEAR BEFORE BANK COLLAPSE

first_imgBONUS: WILLIE MCATEERA COUNTY Donegal businessman earned €800,000 a year before the bank he worked for collapsed.Willie McAteer, from Rathmullan, was seen as a great negotiator at Anglo-Irish Bank. At top executive at the bank, he was charged earlier this week with permitting Anglo to give financial assistance to Patricia Quinn, her five adult children and ten senior clients of the bank who became known as the ”Maple ten”, to enable them all to buy shares in the bank.Mr McAteer earned €2.19m during his last three years with the bank, including an €800,000 bonus in 2007, just a year before the bank had to be bailed out by the Government.Mr McAteer stepped down from the Anglo board when the bank was nationalised, and has kept a very low business profile since.He is not listed as a director of any companies and is not thought to have taken up any new role since Anglo.His €1m home in Dublin’s leafy Rathgar has been on the market for some time.Yesterday former Anglo boss Sean Fitzpatrick was also charged with similar offences.ACCUSED DONEGAL BANKER EARNED €800K BONUS A YEAR BEFORE BANK COLLAPSE was last modified: July 24th, 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:ACCUSED DONEGAL BANKER EARNED €800K BONUS A YEAR BEFORE BANK COLLAPSElast_img read more

Los Molinos High guard Rachel Rogers signs with Western Oregon

first_imgLos Molinos >> Big jumps with the game of basketball itself aren’t entirely uncommon. But going from a small Division V school in Los Molinos to NCAA Division II — the same level as Chico State University — is quite an impressive move. Los Molinos High guard Rachel Rogers is set to go from a Bulldogs star to a true freshman at Western Oregon University, a member of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. Rogers, a career 23 points per game scorer in three years for Los Molinos, signed her …last_img

Cab Cam – Planting into tall rye grass

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest When Bennett Musselman isn’t helping farmers with financial business at Heartland Bank, he is working with his Dad and Grandpa at Musselman Farms in Pickaway County. For this 2017 Soybean Planting Cab Cam in 5 foot tall rye grass, brought to you by Fennig Equipment, he visits with The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins about some of the challenges this spring has dealt his cover crop fields.last_img

GoPro Unveils the Camera We Wanted Four Years Ago

first_imgGoPro released their original Digital HERO camera in 2006. In 2015, we finally get the smaller GoPro we’ve been waiting for. Here are the details.After years of GoPro videos taking us to places unseen, we’ve come to the point where GoPro videos are underwhelming.The GoPro Hero4 Session is exactly the GoPro we wanted in 2011 when the GoPro HD HERO2 was released. A smaller camera with the same punch. GoPro has (allegedly) been working on a smaller cube camera since 2011, but they have already since been passed in size by similar action cameras like the Polaroid Cube. The Cube came out last year, and, with a $99 price tag, it was aimed towards average consumers.Starting at $399.99, the HERO4 Session offers one button control video rates at 1440p30, 1080p60 and 720p100. Still photos actually take a step back to 8MP with 10fps bursts. The current full size HERO4 offers 12MP. When purchasing the HERO4 Session, you can choose different mount options with the Standard or Surf package. Working in the Session’s favor is the fact that it’s the first fully waterproof GoPro camera. A separate waterproof housing is no longer needed. The HERO4 Session also has two microphones. One on the front of the camera and one on the back. When filming in windy conditions, the camera will automatically switch to the mic best-suited for capturing audio.GoPro mentioned that the Session will mount on the company’s upcoming drone, which should be coming out next year. Other drone manufactures, like DJI, have already attempted to ditch GoPro cameras in favor of their own cameras. DJI introduced their 4K camera and gimbal with the Inspire 1. GoPro certainly has come catching up to do. It’s easy to assume that GoPro may have been feeling pressure from partners to finally release a smaller camera. The National Hockey League partnered with GoPro in January 2015. If they truly seek their goal of referees (and someday players) wearing the cameras in game, we are still a ways off from seeing that happen.Overall, the HERO4 Session is a much needed update to the GoPro line. The camera should help them stay atop the action camera market.Check back here on the PremiumBeat blog for more news about filmmaking, editing, and motion graphics. Have thoughts on the latest from GoPro? Have you moved to other compact cameras? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

10 months agoSouthampton boss Hasenhuttl demands intensity lift from players

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Southampton boss Hasenhuttl demands intensity lift from playersby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl is demanding a higher level of intensity from his players.The Austrian cancelled a day off last week, conducted intensive video sessions and staged one-on-one meetings with his players. His methods worked wonders as Sunday’s victory over Arsenal, the first at home since April, moved Southampton out of the relegation zone.”You can be sure as long as I am manager that if I have the feeling one guy makes one step less, I will tell him. And when I tell him, I am sure he will immediately improve,” he said.Hasenhuttl rewarded his players with a day off this week and admitted it would be tough to change a winning side. “At the moment I am happy I found a first XI who showed me against Arsenal that it is possible they fit well together,” he said.”I am not in the situation that I’ll change everything because one or the other player is a little bit tired. That is not in my mind at the moment. I am glad I’ve found a first XI and to get in this team is not so easy because they put something in my account and showed me they are able to win.” last_img read more

Success a matter of mind says Mikmaq paranormal sleuth

first_imgAPTN National NewsIn Halifax, Aboriginal entrepreneurs took part in a unique business seminar this week.A Mi’kmaq motivational speaker was teaching them to use mind power to achieve success.APTN National News reporter Tim Fontaine has this story.last_img

Ohio State womens basketball drops 4th straight game loses to Michigan State

Sophomore guard Ameryst Alston (14) dribbles up the court during a game against Penn State Feb. 9 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU lost, 74-54.Credit: Ritika Shah / Asst. photo editorIt is never easy to win a game when playing from behind, and it’s even harder when you are losing before the ball is even tipped.That is exactly what happened to the Ohio State women’s basketball team (14-14, 4-8) Saturday as the team’s bench was assessed a technical foul for not handing in a starting lineup on time to the officials. Michigan State freshman guard Tori Jankoska made one of two free throw attempts and the Buckeyes found themselves behind before the game started.The Buckeyes never led Saturday as they dropped their fourth straight game, falling to No. 25 Michigan State (17-8, 9-3), 70-49.“That is a first,” OSU coach Kevin McGuff said about the technical foul in an OSU press release. “We have an assistant coach who does it (handles the lineup assignment) and it did not get executed.”The Buckeyes trailed by as many as 28 points in the second half in large part because of a lack of rebounding.OSU, who had outrebounded then-No. 9 Penn State in their last game Feb. 9, was beat on the glass 57-33 by the Spartans, something that frustrated McGuff.“In general, our effort was very poor,” McGuff said. “We were very bad on the boards and they were very aggressive. We did not have a lot of fight.”The Buckeye offense lacked balance as well, with sophomore guard Ameryst Alston attempting a game-high 32 shots and making 11. Alston took 47 percent of OSU’s shots. She finished with a game-high 25 points.MSU, on the other hand, had four of its five starters score in double figures including 17 from both junior forward Becca Mills and senior forward Annalise Pickrel.“I think everyone having a good all-around game is very important especially with rebounds and everything,” Pickrel said in a postgame press release. “It really ignites our energy in transition.”OSU redshirt-freshman center Lisa Blair recorded a career-high 21 minutes played and four blocks. Despite the career-highs, Blair did not score, attempting just one shot.With Blair playing so many minutes, senior center Ashley Adams played only four minutes and was held scoreless.“Whoever is going to play the hardest is who we’re going to play,” McGuff said of his post players. “Tonight, she (Blair) played harder, so I put her in the game.”The Buckeyes received just seven points from their bench Saturday, all of which were provided by junior guard Raven Ferguson who finished 3-10 shooting.OSU is set to return home Thursday night to take on the No. 21 Nebraska Cornhuskers (19-5, 9-3) at the Schottenstein Center. It is set to be the only meeting between the two teams this season. read more

Womens Basketball Ohio State guard Kelsey Mitchells experience with USA Basketball broadened

Ohio State senior guard Kelsey Mitchell answers questions at women’s basketball media day Oct. 10. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorWhen a team has a player as talented and accomplished as Ohio State senior guard Kelsey Mitchell, there is only so much a coach can contribute. Head coach Kevin McGuff said the prolific scorer has worked to improve her defense this offseason. But he believes Mitchell’s experience traversing the world with USA Basketball will benefit her as much as any specific on-court improvements.Mitchell, a two-time Big Ten Player of the Year, won a gold medal with the Women’s Under-23 National Team in the Four Nations Tournament in Tokyo, Japan, in mid-August. Then, she was invited to the 2017 USA Women’s National Team Training Camp, which was held from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 in Santa Barbara, California. Mitchell was one of just five college players among the 30 invitees.“It kind of broadened her horizons a little bit and I think any time you get new experiences and have success with it like she did, you can only come out of there with more confidence,” McGuff said during Ohio State women’s basketball media day Tuesday.Ohio State counted on Mitchell to be its primary source of offense last year, and will rely on her offensive prowess again this season. The 5-foot-8 guard led the Big Ten with 22.9 points per game, led the team with 115 3-pointers made and assisted a team-high 137 buckets last season. Mitchell has made the most 3s in Big Ten history.But with so many skilled players at the training camp and on the Under-23 National Team, Mitchell learned to take a step back on offense.“When you go and you play on a USA basketball team, you have to play with so many great players, it’s certainly a different role than what you would have here,” McGuff said. “I just think that was really good for her and what it would mean for us this year, and really good for her and what it means for her future as she moves on to play professional basketball next year.”Ohio State then-junior guard Kelsey Mitchell pulls up for a shot in the second half against Wisconsin at the Schottenstein Center on Jan. 19. Credit: Jacob Myers | Managing editor for ContentMitchell said she spent more time playing off the ball than she usually does for Ohio State and learned how to play in different positions on offense, rather than just dominating the ball. The score-first guard said she now feels more comfortable playing with Buckeye guards Linnae Harper, Sierra Calhoun and Asia Doss when they have the ball on offense.Mitchell was able to play with 25 WNBA players at the training camp, but she spent more time learning from the coaching staff.“I did get a chance to talk to [four-time Olympic gold-medal winner] Sue Bird and all those vets, but I really picked [USA Women’s National Team and South Carolina head coach] Dawn Staley’s brain because she had been through it, she know what it’s like,” Mitchell said. “So her being around, being our coach throughout the course of the three days, she helped me a lot in regard to what guards need to see even before it happens, how to play, how to pick things apart, and how to be a good teammate.”Just a little more than a week into training camp, McGuff has already witnessed Mitchell’s progress.“She’s playing fast as ever, because that’s what we expect of her,” McGuff said. “At the same time, kind of maybe even has a little better feel for when to slow down and execute and make sure everybody else is where they’re supposed to be and make sure everybody else is involved.”Mitchell said USA Basketball placed an emphasis on the defensive side of the ball and she brought the intensity on that side of the court to the Buckeyes. McGuff, Mitchell and other players said improved defense would be key to Ohio State’s season when they spoke at media day Tuesday afternoon.Mitchell was joined by Harper on the Under-23 National Team. Harper, who was named Big Ten Sixth Player of the Year last season, was a late addition to the team as the redshirt senior replaced South Carolina forward A’ja Wilson, who missed the Four Nations Tournament with a groin strain.“Linnae is playing really hard, still one of the best defensive players and rebounding perimeter players in the country, something that they emphasize with her at USA Basketball,” McGuff said. “So that probably just kind of extenuated on the positives that she already has.”Mitchell and Harper will be able to showcase the improvements they made in the offseason when Ohio State opens the season against Stanford at 6 p.m. Nov. 10 at St. John Arena as part of Countdown to Columbus. read more