Shericka Jackson – AthleticsFor her achievement in claiming the bronze medal in the 400 metres at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, running a personal best 49.99 seconds. Jackson ran a personal best in all three rounds of the competition. The 21-year-old Jackson also ran the second leg of the winning 4×400 metres women’s relay at the Championships, opening an almost two-second gap on her United States competition.Sherone Simpson – AthleticsFor her achievement in winning the gold medal in the 100 metres at the XVII Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada. Simpson ran a season best 10.95 seconds to take victory in the event, her fastest time in seven years. Simpson also won a gold medal in the 4×100 metres relay at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, running as an alternate in the semi-final; and a silver medal in the 4×100 metres relay at the Pan American Games, again running in only the semi-final.Rasheed Dwyer – AthleticsFor his achievement in claiming the silver medal in the 200 metres at the XVII Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada. In the process, Dwyer smashed Don Quarrie’s 44-year-old 200 metres Games Record (19.86), setting a new mark of 19.80 seconds in the semi-finals. Dwyer was also part of the gold-medal-winning 4×100 metres Jamaica relay team at the IAAF World Relays in The Bahamas and was a member of the 4×100 metres relay team, which won the IAAF World Championship (running in the semi-final only).
Thomas Pringle TD has today called on the Government to clarify how payments will be made to the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) following a report suggesting that there is a double payment due this month.Speaking on the matter today, the Independent TD for Donegal South West stated: “A Dutch Government report to Parliament on the Cyprus meetings last month suggests that there has been a decision to double up on the first two stage payments to the ESM, which would mean that Ireland has to pay €508 million.They appear to be demanding the payment that was not made in July-because the ESM was not in force-should now be made, as well as what they call the ‘October payment’,” explained Pringle. “The initial schedule was accelerated last March, with the doubling up of payments now meaning that Ireland is being asked to hand over half a billion euro in three weeks’ time.”“The ESM plans to meet and launch on 8 October. The treaty says first payments are due fifteen days after launch. Coincidentally that is 23 October, the day my case is being heard in the ECJ in Luxembourg.Earlier this week we saw the payment of a €1 billion unsecured, unguaranteed bond. Now we are being demanded to pay €508 million to cover a period of time when the ESM wasn’t even in force.”“It is therefore of the upmost importance that this Government states, as a matter of urgency, how much it is paying to the ESM-and from where-in advance of the legality of the ESM being considered by the ECJ,” stated Pringle. GOVERNMENT FACING A €500M DOUBLE PAYMENT TO ESM, CLAIMS TD PRINGLE was last modified: October 3rd, 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)