Former Senator Coats confirmed as National Intelligence Director

first_imgWASHINGTON, D.C. — Former Indiana Senator Dan Coats has been confirmed as the Director of National Intelligence.Coats replaces James Clapper, who retired at the end of the Obama administration.The intelligence position was created in 2004 after fallout from the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and has become critical in helping prevent another terror attack.Coats will oversee 16 other intelligence agencies.last_img

Pandemic sends rural bankers survey index to all-time low

first_imgOMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new survey of bankers in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states shows the vast majority expect the coronavirus outbreak to push their local areas into recession. The overall index for the region plummeted to 12.1 in April from March’s already anemic 35.5. It was the lowest index recorded since the survey began in January 2006.Any score below 50 suggests a shrinking economy. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss said more than nine in 10 bankers surveyed expect the measures being taken to fight the coronavirus to lead to a recession. Bankers from Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming were surveyed.last_img


first_imgNaomh Conaill V Four Masters – All-County League Division One – Match ReportNaomh Conaill opened the scoring with a point, in the third minute from B. McDyre, in what was to be a tight scrappy game.Four Masters were narrowly defeated by Naomh Conaill in their All-County Division One clash earlier this afternoon.A point from a free in the fifth minute from P.Espey levelled the score quickly followed with a point from L. Keaney. R.McGrory scored from a well taken penalty in the eighth minute putting the Four Masters ahead.Glenties responded with three successive points within ten minutes leaving them only a point behind.Sean Martin made a good save shortly before half time to prevent Glenties from taking the lead.The save resulted in a 45 which D.Malloy calmly put over the bar leaving the teams even at half time with 0-6 to Glenties and 1-3 to Four Masters. Another brilliant save from S.Martin, in the opening minutes of the second half, kept Four Masters in the game but the resulting 45 from D.Gallagher put Glenties back ahead by a point.Masters responded with a point by R.McGrory and a goal from K McBrearty putting them back in control.Glenties hit back almost immediately with a goal themselves scored from open play by D. Molloy.With only four minutes left of the match the game was level, but in the 28th minute a goal from C Brennan left Glenties three points ahead.C Ellis was Black Carded for Glenties in the 30th minute but Masters were only able to salvage a further point from this hard fought out game leaving the final score 2-9 Niamh Conaill 2-7 Four Masters. Naomh Conaill Team: S.McGrath, S.Molloy, J.Campbell, A Thompson, C.Ellis, C. Brennan, M.Boyle, L.McCloone, A. Thompson, B.McDyre, D.Molloy, E.Doherty, S.Corcoran, L.Thompson, J.O’Malley. Subs D.Gallagher, M.Gallagher, C.Thompson, J.McLoone, M.Regan, M.McKelvey.Four Masters Team: S.Martin, D.Walsh, D.McGarrigle, L.McHugh, J.Boyle, C.Rooney, B.Dunnion, L.Keeney, K.Lacey, J.Lacey, P.Espey, R.McGrory, S.O’Kennedy, S.Carr. Subs used: O.McGinty, B.Eagan,Match Report by Kevin Weir.ALL-COUNTY LEAGUE DIVISION ONE: NAOMH CONAILL DEFEAT FOUR MASTERS IN CLOSE ENCOUNTER was last modified: June 3rd, 2014 by John2Share 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:four mastersGAAGlentiesMatch ReportNoticesSportlast_img read more