Five things the Ministers need to aim for in Budget 2021

It will be a budget like nothing we have seen before – framed by the extraordinary circumstances and unprecedented uncertainty caused by the pandemic. Even in the last week, the backdrop has changed.

New restrictions have been imposed on much of the country, pushing many in the hospitality sector to close up – for now anyway. And the threat of a wider lockdown remains and will influence business and consumer

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Belton football notebook: Tigers set for road trip to Midland Lee with aim on consistency | Sports

BELTON — Through two games this season, the Belton Tigers demonstrated, at times, that they are capable of being a top-caliber program.

Belton showed it can start fast, evident in a 27-7 lead at halftime against Georgetown in the season opener two weeks ago. The Tigers proved last week that they’re talented enough to overcome a rough opening quarter and score 26 unanswered points to nearly pull off a comeback

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Connacht aim for road-trip win to rekindle memories of 2015/16 season

a man sitting on a football field: Aki shone in Connacht's victory last week.

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Aki shone in Connacht’s victory last week.

THE THING THAT is half-forgotten about Connacht’s seismic 2015/16 season is the confidence they gleaned from all those road trips.

Quite apart from the historic win over Munster at Thomond Park, there were other scalps worth boasting about, against Ospreys, Dragons, Zebre and Edinburgh.

Even on nights they lost, they still won bonus points – two of those coming

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On pandemic road trip, Vikings aim to get in, get out and stay safe

The biggest victory of the NFL’s Week 1 happened in the run-up to Week 2: No players were added to the COVID-19 reserve list Monday through Friday, signaling a successful first weekend of travel for teams amid a pandemic.

Outside of a lab contamination that turned up 12 “false positives” on Aug. 23, the Vikings have been without a player on the COVID list since Aug. 13. Strict leaguewide traveling

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