San Francisco Giants center fielder Angel Pagan, left, Gregor Blanco, center, and Hunter Pence, right, celebrate a 9-8 victory over the Colorado Rockies following a baseball game in Denver last night. (Jack Dempsey/AP/Press Association Images)
HERE ARE THE things you need to know as we round off the day in three easy steps.
THINGS WE LEARNED
#NAMA: A former employee of the National Asset Management Agency has confirmed that an ex-employee purchased a property from one of its debtors. The agency has brought court proceedings against the employee, named as Enda Farrell, alleging that data was taken without authorisation.
#LIBYA: The US ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, has been killed in an attack on the US consulate in the country’s second city Benghazi. Three other officials were also killed in the attack which was carried out by an armed mob who stormed the embassy last night.
#HILLSBOROUGH: British prime minister David Cameron has apologised to the families of the 96 people who died in the Hillsborough stadium disaster following the publication of a damning report into the disaster which indicated that dozens of people could have survived.
#ESM: The cost of borrowing for Ireland has fallen after a German court ruled that the eurozone’s €500 billion bailout fund is in line with the country’s constitution alleviating fears that the European Stability Mechanism could be killed-off before it even comes into effect.
#EDUCATION: Irish pupils are taught twice as much religion as those in other countries in the OECD according to a worldwide study. The report says that Irish pupils spend 12 per cent of their time learning maths.
#IPHONE 5: The next generation of Apple’s ubiquitous iPhone has been launched. Here are the details.
THINGS WE LOVED
- These 11 incredibly bizarre photos of outfits from New York Fashion Week are a sight to behold. We’re told they’re fashion but we’re not convinced ourselves.
- These arty Rosanna Davison photos. No, not those Playboy ones that you may heard about.
- Last year’s junior cert students celebrated the release of their results today and many will be celebrating tonight including those in Galway at this ‘mega-party’.
Eimear Lambe (15) and Hannah Smyth (16) from Loreto College in Dublin jump for joy after receiving their results today. Photo: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland
THINGS WE SHARED
- This picture from a Tesco branch in London had us tearing up a little bit for all the young people who have emigrated and are so desperate for a bit of home that the supermarket has it’s own ‘Irish: Food from Home’ section.
- This moving article from Liverpool journalist Brian Reade on the 1989 Hillsborough disaster which provides a moving account of why the events of today were so important for so many.
- The anniversary of 9/11 was marked with a sombre series of memorials yesterday but new stories continue to emerge even 11 years on including this one of a long lost note from the 84th floor: