#JaVotes2016: JLP supporter stabs man in Huntley

first_imgThe Manchester police recorded its first incident today after a man clad in green stabbed another in the cheek, after a feud developed in Huntley in the constituency of North East Manchester. According to police, the feud allegedly developed after the two met in a minor vehicular accident. The police do not believe it was politically motivated. With no charges yet laid against the accused, the police are awaiting a report from the victim, who had to seek medical attention at the hospital, to ascertain the true cause of the incident.last_img

State considers ending tax credits to raise money

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonWhile those tax credits, as well as others on the list, undoubtedly affect rich people and corporations, eliminating them would disproportionately affect lower- and middle-class Californians who struggle to pay a mortgage and live on a fixed income. And it could do far more damage than a new tax. But closing “loopholes” is much more politically palatable than a tax increase – even if the net result is the same. Once again government is looking in all the wrong places to solve the problems that have resulted in freewheeling spending. The cost of living has increased, and that means people have to be more prudent in their spending. But though the cost of running government has grown faster than the revenue stream, officials never think about cutting back the size of government, just asking the public for more. Democratic lawmakers say they will consider the recommendations, but they and the governor ought to resist the loophole lie and not try to pull it over on the populace. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CALIFORNIA Legislative Analyst Elizabeth Hill is suggesting that the state close up some tax “loopholes” to help Sacramento cope with its looming $14 billion deficit. For most people who think “cheating” when they hear “loophole,” that probably sounds like a reasonable plan. Loopholes are typically what rich people, who want to hide their wealth, use to trick the government from getting its hands on it. But Hill’s got a funny idea of what constitutes a “loophole.” She has proposed ending 11 tax credits that bring in more than $1 billion each, saying they mostly affect the rich and corporations. That blanket pronouncement is misleading. Some of the so-called “loopholes” are what middle- and lower-income people think of as “tax credits.” And getting rid of these credits could seriously crimp their family finances. On Hill’s list are the deductions for mortgage interest and charitable items, and exclusions for capital gains and Social Security. last_img read more

Antoine Griezmann announces he will stay at Atletico Madrid

first_imgAntoine Griezmann will stay at Atletico Madrid rather than join Barcelona this summer.The highly-anticipated announcement came in a Spanish TV programme titled ‘The Decision’ in which the Frenchman pledged his future to Atletico. The France striker had been heavily linked with a 100million euros (£88million) move to Barcelona this summer, having last year been a reported target for Manchester United.However, the 27-year-old has now decided to extend his four-year stay with Europa League winners Atletico.Griezmann, who had said he would clarify his future before France’s World Cup opener against Australia on Saturday, also posted a video on social media on Thursday evening in which he confirmed he was staying put. Griezmann took inspiration from LeBron James’ ‘The Decision’ in 2010 Mi afición, mi equipo, MI CASA! @atleti 🔴⚪🔴Mes supporters, mon équipe, MA MAISON ! @AtletiFR 🔴⚪🔴My fans, my team, MY HOME!!! @atletienglish 🔴⚪🔴 pic.twitter.com/ByD8Cju5Yb— Antoine Griezmann (@AntoGriezmann) June 14, 2018It is the second successive summer that Griezmann has opted to stay with Atletico amid speculation of a big-money switch away.Last year it was United who looked to be leading the chase for his services, only for Griezmann to end up signing a one-year contact extension with Atletico, tying him to the club until 2022.Tuesday’s announcement will be welcome news for the Rojiblancos.Since joining from Real Sociedad for a reported £24million in 2014, Griezmann has scored 112 goals in all competitions for Aletico and finished each season as the club’s top scorer.He also helped Atletico reach the 2016 Champions League final and scored twice as they beat Marseille 3-0 in last month’s Europa League final. 1last_img read more

COMMUNITY ALERT OVER: HUSKEY FOUND

first_imgCOMMUNITY ALERT OVER: A DOG missing in Killynure area of Convoy earlier today has been found.The Huskey Demon was returned safely to the owner, thanks to a DD reader.Alert now over. Thanks for all your help. COMMUNITY ALERT OVER: HUSKEY FOUND was last modified: January 27th, 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)last_img

DD Motoring: The last of his kind – Station Officer Mickey Molloy

first_imgOn the last fire drill of the last millennium at the old Letterkenny Fire Station the below firefighters signed a special drill sheet at a function at the station. That was in 1999. It was a meeting of members of the fire service past and present and it was also the start of the departure for the old station on the High Rd. as plans were well under way for a new home for Letterkenny Fire Brigade on the De Valera Rd. In them days the Sub Station officer and Station Officer were also handing over the taking of calls to a new central call centre.Danny GrieveBenny DalyTony CoyleEddie CurranRonnie WhiteKevin Mc GlynnWillie PeoplesEamonn Sam O’DonnellJim TeaseTommy FrielBobby CurranEamonn HarveyRobert Mc Menamin,Brian Mc DaidMicheal MolloyDanny Mc Glynn,Louis BradleyJim Mc GlynnPatrick DohertyLiam McGrathVincent BianconiRobert StewartMicheal HerrityTommy NoonanPaddy O’BrienGiovani Doherty Advertisement The signatures of fire fighters from Letterkenny who attended the last call in 1999. Photo Brian McDaidThree worn switches are now all that remains of the old fire station that once stood on the High Rd. in Letterkenny. If you go looking for them you will have little chance of finding them on what now is a car park on the High Rd.That old station was once a state of art purpose built to house two fire engines and was also a three bedroom home built for one of the county’s first Fire Chief’s the late, Jack Lillis.The Old Station in Letterkenny which now is a carpark in Letterkenny.On Friday night last Letterkenny said farewell to their man in charge for looking after fire cover for the biggest town in Donegal for over a quarter of a century.At the Arena 7 a reunion of sorts of fire service personnel retired and operational came together to wish Mickey Molloy a firefighter’s farewell as he stepped down after 27 years service as Sub Station and Station Officer for the Letterkenny Fire Brigade. Advertisement Station Officer with Letterkenny Fire Service, Micky Molloy with his family at his retirement function at Arena 7 included are his wife Marian, grandson Mark, back row include Ciara, Orla, Martin and Michael. Photo Brian McDaidTo finish a job with 27 years service is a great honour but as a retained firefighter it’s more than the years it suggests. For someone working in a nine to five job working 40 hours a week, they can walk away every evening and also enjoy their weekends off.If you ask the family of any retained firefighter not only have they to be available 40 hours but also have to be available the remaining 128 hours night and day that make up a full 168 hour week.Answering the callMickey Molloy started with the Letterkenny Fire Brigade in 1990 and had the extra responsibility of taking the calls for the brigade from the day he started. Letterkenny is one of the busiest stations in Co. Donegal and as the retired Chief Fire Officer Frank Keranne recalled at Mickey Molloy’s retirement function on Friday night that Micky Molloy took on the responsibility of the phones when he started as the rank of Sub Station Officer 27 years ago.In them early years Mickey shared the pressure of manning the phones with his officer in charge. Danny Grieve. Both of these families like the families before them in Letterkenny and in every fire station in Co. Donegal had to deal directly with the public in an emergency, whenever it happened and had to try to settle a distraught caller in order to get vital information to deal with an emergency call.When the old station was built in Letterkenny the Chief Fire Officer for Co. Donegal lived in the station with his family in a three bedroom house which was attached to a two bay fire station. In them early days everyone knew when there was a fire call as the siren called out from the top of the fire station to summon the fire men to make their way to the fire station. Over the years the fire siren was fazed out as new technology was introduced in the form of a small bleep that each retained firefighter was issued with. Three SwitchesTucked away under the stairs in Mickey Molloy’s home on New Line Court are three switches which were used to call out the Fire Brigade in Letterkenny, There was one to operate the old siren which could be heard all over Letterkenny to let fireman know there was a fire call, there also was a switch for 1st call bleeps and second call bleeps for the fireman which would be decided by the officer after receiving information of the extent of the firecall.Former Station Officer Mickey Molloy at the old switches which were used to callout the Fire Brigade in Letterkenny. Photo Brian McDaidOn Friday night past that big family of firefighters from Letterkenny past and present and the administration staff at head quarters that work behind the scenes and fellow firefighter from all over Donegal came together to wish the town’s Station Officer, Mickey Molloy all the best.“I did it my way”Any firefighter will tell you that no two fires are the same. That can also be said for the people that fight fires. If it was only so simple to go by the book and a fire was everything exactly as the book described it the job would be a lot easier. It’s one million years since humans first discovered fire, firefighters on the ground still know more about fires than have ever been written in any book.Fire Fighter / Driver , Michael Purtill makes a presentation on behalf of the Donegal Fire Fighters Association to Station Officer Michael Molloy on his retirement from Letterkenny Fire Service. Photo Brian McDaid.On reflection this week Mickey Molloy took Frank Sinatra’s advice and “Did it his way!” and it seems to have work well for him. The crew that he was in charge of in Letterkenny Fire Brigade clubbed together and paid for a special farewell trip for Mickey to go to New York for St. Patrick’s Day this year.ACFO Michael Scott presents Station Officer Michael Molloy with his long Service award certificate at his retirement.Last Friday night at Mickey Molloy’s retirement function Northern Ireland Fire Service were represented where they made a presentation as was the Gardai in Letterkenny, The Donegal Fire Association, Letterkenny Fire Brigade and Donegal Co. Council who is the governing body for the Fire Service.I think the crew that worked under Station Officer Mickey Molloy summed it up the best by clubbing together and paying for a trip for their boss to America this year of the St Patrick’s Day.Members of the present day Letterkenny Fire Brigade with their station Officer Mickey Molloy. who they sent to America as a special gift to their boss for his years of service in Lettekrneny. Photo Brian McDaidMickey Molloy is the last of his type of Station Officer in Letterkenny in that he took calls for fires in his home as did all the Station Officers before him. Now the Station Officers and Sub Station officers are paged like all the other firefighter to station from a central call centre in Co. Mayo.Gone is the old siren that echoes through the town to say that someone is in bother, be that in a fire or in a car accident, Letterkenny once was a two fire engine station and over the years it was increased to a four engine station at the old premises on the High Road.Now Letterkenny is an eight fire engine station which was developed to deal with all the extra demands of safety that have been introduced over the years.And finally…There still is a part of Letterkenny Fire Station in Donegal but it’s now on an island on Arranmore, the newest part of the old Letterkenny station made in steel was dismantled when the old station closed and was modified by the fireman on the Arranmore Island to form their new Fire Station which now houses their equipment and fire tender.Part of the Old letterkenny fire Station which was refurbished to build a Fire Station on Arranmore Island.Happy Motoring Folks..DD Motoring: The last of his kind – Station Officer Mickey Molloy was last modified: September 9th, 2017 by Brian McDaidShare 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:brian mc daidfire stationfirefighterletterkennylast_img read more

Donegal County Council slammed over 15% property tax hike

first_imgThe decision by 15 Donegal County Councillors to increase the Local Property Tax by the highest permissible percentage of 15% has been slammed. Donegal Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn said the move was “particularly wrong and unfair” to the thousands of Donegal families affected by Mica defective blocks in their homes.Donegal County Councillors voted to raise Local Property Tax by a maximum of 15% in Donegal for 2020 last week. “Last Tuesday, Sinn Féin published our alternative budget that would give workers and families a break,” Senator Mac Lochlainn said.“The proposals would replace the Local Property Tax applied to all homes across the state with a tax on second homes only.“There are large numbers of families across Donegal who are really struggling to get by from week to week and the decision by 15 Donegal County Councillors to increase the Local Property Tax by the maximum permissible amount of 15% is just wrong, particularly for the thousands of families across the county affected by Mica defective blocks in their homes.“It is scandalous that the families devastated by the trauma of these defective blocks are still expected to pay the Local Property Tax as well as the injustice of the ongoing delays in the rolling out of a restoration or redress scheme by the Government. “So it’s bad enough to increase the Local Property Tax for struggling families across Donegal but it’s particularly unfair and just wrong to increase the tax on the Mica affected Donegal families.“None of these councillors received a mandate to do this at the recent local elections and they have let down the people they represent.”Donegal County Council slammed over 15% property tax hike was last modified: October 6th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

Target Sports As a Form of Therapy

first_imgBlog post written by Keith Tidball, Ph.D., Cornell UniversityThe idea of practicing target sports as a form of therapy may seem counter-intuitive to those involved in working with returning service members and veterans. However, many service members report that involvement in target sports is something they find relaxing and therapeutic as well as an enjoyable form of activity. Most of what is written about target sports as therapy, is popular reporting based on anecdotal evidence. The use of this form of therapy requires controlled, peer-reviewed study for its use and efficacy in order to become a clinical recommendation or best practice.Though we cannot advise all service members or veterans to engage in target sports as therapy, we also cannot dismiss the use of this therapy in the right context. To that end, we talked with Louis McGranaghan, a physical therapist at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, who has thought a little about the subject. Here’s what he had to say —This post was published on the Military Families Learning Network blog on February 2, 2015.last_img read more

Madhavan’s next film is on ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan

first_imgAfter a four-year break, Madhavan returned to silver screen with the super hit Irudhi Suttru in 2016. He then went on to deliver another blockbuster titled Vikram Vedha.Currently, the actor is busy with a handful of projects in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.According to the latest report, Madhavan will work on an untitled biopic based on the life of ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan. National Award-winning filmmaker Ananth Mahadevan will be directing this film in Tamil, English and Hindi.In an interview to an entertainment website, director Ananth said, “I heard about the ISRO spy case and how Nambi Narayanan, who was charged with espionage, fought to prove his innocence. When I met this gentleman, I learned the whole story behind his life. Unfortunately, it was the spy case that brought him to limelight whereas he should have been known for a much better reason.”Ananth further added that he will treat the biopic as an international film.”For a film like this, we cannot think of an actor who is not educated or aware. The actor should not only be in tune with just politics and general awareness but science itself. And Madhavan is an electronics engineer, and he knows science and what rockets are. He also had a stint in Indian Air Force training. I think Madhavan is the only Indian actor qualified to do this part because he is a thinking actor who is also well-read.”Madhavan is expected to sport three different looks in the film.”His character starts as 27-year-old Nambi Narayanan in Princeton and goes on till he is 70. So we are shooting the film in three stages: first in his early thirties to mid-forties, next from mid-forties to late fifties – that’s when the spy case actually happens and finally in his seventies, where he recalls everything. He has to undergo the transformations for each phase. He is going to do all by himself,” the director revealed.advertisementThe untitled film will go on floors in a month or two. The film will have English portions shot in Princeton and Russia, and Tamil portions in Sriharikota.ALSO SEE | Madhavan’s transformation for Maara will make you go weak in the kneesALSO WATCH | Hype about Tanu Weds Manu frightens us: Kangna and Madhavanlast_img read more

Redmi flagship officially teased with pop-up selfie camera, launch imminent

first_imgSo far we have heard a lot about the Redmi Snapdragon 855 phone. The company itself has confirmed the phone. Rumours suggest that the Redmi Snapdragon 855 phone will launch in China as the Redmi Pro 2 by the end of June. In India, this phone is expected to come as the Poco F2. Notably, these are just rumours and must be taken with a pinch of salt. Ahead of the launch, a lot has been talked about the Redmi Snapdragon 855 phone. Now a new teaser confirms some official details about the Redmi phone.It is for the first ever time that Xiaomi has officially teased the Redmi Snapdragon 855 phone. The phone has been teased on the Chinese microblogging site, Weibo, via a video. The teaser confirms that the Redmi Snapdragon 855 phone will come with a pop-up selfie camera, as some rumours also suggest. To recall, several rumours have previously suggested that this Redmi phone will come with pop-up selfie camera, while some other rumours said that the phone may include punchhole display like the S10 series of phones. But with the new official teaser the company has confirmed the pop-up selfie camera for the Redmi flagship.The teaser video shows some clips of the Avengers: Endgame movie with the newly released Redmi phone in between the video. At the end of the video, we can see a Redmi phone with notch-less design. The phone appears with a pop-up selfie camera on the top edge. Alongside the pop-up camera, Redmi phone there appears the terms “flagship”. The teaser doesn’t reveal the name of the phone but rumours suggest it could be called the Redmi Pro 2 in China and Poco F2 in India.advertisementAlthough the teaser didn’t reveal the name of the phone it clearly hints at the Redmi Snapdragon 855 phone. Last week the compete specs sheet of the Redmi flagship was leaked. The specs sheet revealed that the Redmi phone will come with a 6.39-inch all screen display, no notch, 32MP pop-up selfie camera, three rear cameras, Snapdragon 855, up to 8GB RAM and 128GB storage.On the rear panel the Redmi flagship is expected to sport a 48 megapixel primary sensor + 8-megapixel secondary sensor + third is the 13- megapixel sensor for depth sensing. Previously the Redmi GM Lu Weibing confirmed that the Redmi flagship will come with a 3.5mm headphone jack. Both Weibing and Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun were also spotted holding the Redmi flagship. In both the pictures the phone appears in red. There could be other colour variants too.ALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy S10e available at Rs 46,900, is it worth buying nowALSO READ | Govt asks WhatsApp the steps it is taking to stop the spread of child abuse videoslast_img read more