The price of petrol and diesel will go up tonight as a carbon tax hike was confirmed in the Budget today (Tues).Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe announced the €6 jump per tonne, meaning fuel prices will rise by roughly 2c per tank while refilling a car, priced at €1.20 for a regular 60-litre tank from midnight.While changes for diesel and petrol will come in overnight, extra taxes on home heating oil will be delayed until next May. But the government have also announced in their pre-election budget measures to alleviate costs and job cuts for areas as a result of climate action.Mr Donohoe said: “Bold decisions are needed on our investment priorities but also on taxation and regulation. Carbon pricing is part of this.”He explained how there was cross-party support to increase the price of carbon over future years from the current level to an eventual €80 a tonne. This would raise an extra €6bn to help further “decarbonise the economy”.Crucially, Mr Donohoe flagged that it was the Fine Gael-led government’s ambitions to increase carbon tax amounts “steadily” to meet the 2030 target. Petrol and diesel prices to rise from midnight as carbon tax hike confirmed was last modified: October 8th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)
Mayookha Johny was a league of her own at the 51st National Open Athletics Championship here on Monday she bettered her own meet record and bagged the gold in triple jump.Mayookha cleared 13.71 meters on the third attempt to improve upon her existing meet record of 13.54m set in 2008. This was the second gold medal for the ONGC athlete who has already qualified for next year’s Olympics Games in London.The silver and the bronze medal went to Madhya Pradesh’s Neethu Matthew (13.24m) and the Maharashtra’s Shradha Ghule (12.85m) respectively.The Kerala girl said that she was still not satisfied with her new record and that her sole focus was to perform well at the 2012 London Olympics. She had already made it to the Olympics in triple jump and also holds the national record of 14.11m, a national record, set at the Asian Athletics Championship in Kobe, Japan.Shot put star Om Prakash Singh, who has qualified for the Olympics, lived up to his billing as he won the gold with a throw of 19.45m at the SAI complex. He threw the iron ball to 19.45m on his sixth attempt, though he fell short of the meet record of Bahadur Singh (19.59m).The second and the third place went to ONGC’s Sourabh Vij (18.17m) and Punjab’s Tejinder Singh (18.01m).Mayookha now aims to qualify for the Olympics in long jump as well. “The triple jump qualification was a great achievement for me, but I am keen on qualifying in long jump as I guess I have better prospects in this event,” she said.advertisementMayookha won the long jump gold on Saturday but her effort of 6.54m was much short of the B standard Olympic qualifying distance of 6.65m. Attaining B standard means provisional qualification.”This was the last domestic event of the season, so today my only aim was to attain a good position. However, I am disappointed with my performance in long jump,” she said.”Though I could only reach the 6.5m mark here, I have cleared 6.80m mark a number of times during the practice sessions, which is enough to qualify for the Olympics even by the A standard.”Mayookha was also optimistic about a much yearned Olympic medal. “The reason I am concentrating so much on long jump is that I am confident of reaching the 6.90m mark by next year which, going by the performances at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, is enough to fetch me a medal. In Beijing, the girl who won the bronze jumped 6.91m, so going by that I have good chances,” she said.However, Mayookha is not taking triple jump lightly. “Both are my favourite events and I am equally concentrating on them. But to attain success in triple jump, one has to touch at least the 15m mark. Though I am trying hard, it is very difficult to reach that level in less than one year,” she said.On her preparation for the Olympics, she said for now she would only be training and participate in competitions early next year.”As the season has ended, it is time for me to train the body for the big leap. I have planned practice and lots of practice in mind and will soon chalk out the course for the next calendar year with my coach Shyam Kumar,” Mayookha said.Shyam Kumar said training outside India should help her performance. “Now that the season is over we will have to look at the next year. We have two-three months’ gap which we wish to utilise well. We are looking forward to train abroad too. Going by her current performances at practice sessions, I am confident she will do well at the Olympics,” he said.
Mighty Sports hurdles toughest test yet, stays unbeaten in Dubai tiltMighty Sports hurdles toughest test yet, stays unbeaten in Dubai tilt
Mighty Sports-Philippines overcame its stiffest challenge yet after fending off Homenetmen of Lebanon, 96-89, to stay undefeated in the 30th Dubai International Basketball Championship early Monday morning (Manila time) at Shabab Al Ahli gymnasium in Dubai.American reinforcement Randolph Morris and Fil-American swingman Jeremiah Gray each delivered a team-best 24 points while Justin Brownlee was in his usual element to record another double-double with 19 points and 13 rebounds for the Philippine side.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Guards Jason Brickman and Juan Gomez de Liaño also provided solid contributions with Brickman registering 10 points and five assists and de Liaño tallying 11 points.Mighty Sports practically sealed the top seeding in Group A with a 3-0 record. The team hopes to sustain its unbeaten run on Wednesday when it takes on Al Wahda-Syria to wrap up its campaign in the preliminary round.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations MOST READ Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:18Sangley airport to be operational in 7 days – Tugade02:43PDEA holds surprise drug test at bus terminal in QC for ‘Undas’02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Mighty Sports head coach Charles Tiu commended his wards for keeping their poise amid the Lebanese’ fightback spearheaded by Walter Hodge, who unleashed 42 points.“We’re a young team and we haven’t been together for so long but I like the composure they shown,” Tiu said. “That’s why in some stretches when they (Lebanese) made a run, I just let them play.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“I want them to grow up probably in this game. And in a tournament like this, we’re gonna face these situations like this so we really have to know how to win. It’s a good test for us.”Gray gave Mighty a lift off the bench with 9 of his points coming off triples while also having eight rebounds and three assists. Kawhi Leonard, Raptors rout Clippers