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Sinn Fein accuse Enda Kenny of mischief making on corp tax

first_imgNewsx Adverts 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Sinn Fein accuse Enda Kenny of mischief making on corp tax Facebook Facebook Google+ Previous articleMinister urges public to ‘pray’ things do not get worseNext articleFine Gael election candidate accuses Senator O’Domhnaill of being ‘out of touch’ News Highland Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th center_img Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Fine Gael will hold a Dail vote on protecting Ireland’s 12.5 percent Corporation Tax rate next week.Party leader Enda Kenny says there are genuine fears the Fianna Fail/Green coalition will sacrifice the low rate as part of bailout negotiations.Speaking to Highland Radio news, Deputy Kenny says that cannot be allowed happen:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/endakenny.mp3[/podcast]Deputy Kenny also called on Sinn Fein to clarify it’s position on Corporation Tax and state whether it will back Fine Gael’s Private Members Debate on the issue.Respinding Sinn Fein Councillor Padraig MacLoughlain said the fine Gael was mischief making and that Sinn Fein will be backing Fine Gael’s motion on the issue: Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp By News Highland – November 20, 2010 Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApplast_img read more

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Two Candidates Withdraw in Second Ward Race

first_imgGabe Staino is withdrawing from his bid for the Second Ward seat after it was discovered he doesn’t meet the residency requirements to run for City Council. (Photo courtesy of Gabe Staino) By MADDY VITALEFirst there were two, then three, but now just one person is running for the Second Ward City Council seat.Tom Rotondi, 41, a married father of three, who works with Nonprofits and Physician Groups, submitted his nominating petitions last week. He will be running unopposed for the four-year term in the May 12 municipal election.The seat was vacated in January by Councilman Antwan McClellan, who was elected to the state Assembly.On Monday, Gabe Staino, who turned in his nominating petitions on March 2, submitted a letter formally withdrawing from the race, City Clerk Melissa Rasner confirmed Tuesday.Staino, a married father of three who works as a major gifts consultant for AtlantiCare, said in a phone interview that a letter he posted on his campaign Facebook page detailed his reasons for choosing not to run.​“I’d like to thank you all for your kind words of encouragement since I announced my candidacy to represent Ocean City’s 2nd Ward in City Council,” the letter says. “The support that many of you have expressed has meant so much. I’ve been motivated and energized by the faith that you’ve shown in me.”The letter continues, “Unfortunately, we have come to the realization that my candidacy cannot go forward, as our permanent residency does not meet the duration requirements to fill the vacancy in City Council, if Micki and I had only made the move two months earlier.”According to Rasner, a prospective candidate must reside in the community for no less than a year prior to the May 12 municipal election. Staino moved to Ocean City in July.Kyle Gillen, picks up his packet from City Clerk Melissa Rasner.In another twist on Monday morning, local resident Kyle Gillen, 32, a married father of two, walked in to pick up his packet to run for the Second Ward Council seat.By the end of the day, Gillen had obtained the necessary signatures — 25 — to be placed on the ballot.However, other issues prevented him from being able to run, Rasner explained.“Kyle Gillen picked up a packet and came back at 4 p.m. He met the requirements for the petitions, but he was not a registered voter and he was going to be challenged for his residency requirement,” Rasner explained.Like Staino, Gillen, who works in logistics for an online company, must have been living in the Second Ward for at least a year prior to the May 12 municipal election to be eligible to seek office.There are three uncontested races out of the four wards.Running unopposed are incumbents First Ward Councilman Michael DeVlieger and Fourth Ward Councilman Bob Barr.Second Ward candidate Tom Rotondi does not have a challenger now that Staino and Gillen have dropped out.The sole contested race features incumbent Third Ward Councilman Tony Wilson against Boardwalk businessman Jody Levchuk.On Friday at 4 p.m., all candidates are asked to go to City Hall where they will draw from a hat to determine their ballot position.last_img read more

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Popular Fitz the star at Tipperary

first_img The popular dual-purpose performer has pleased his trainer since returning in triumph in a Flat race at Listowel last month after being off the track since he suffered a setback following his win in the Powers Gold Cup at Fairyhouse in April. “He’s very good, he’s very fresh, he’s very well and the ground is lovely,” said Winters. Press Association Michael Winters has his fingers crossed Rebel Fitz can delight his band of supporters by winning the Istabraq Hurdle at Tipperary.center_img “He might draw a bit of an extra crowd, which would be great. “He is entitled to win the race, but he still has to go and do it. He normally improves from a run and I’d say he looks well in himself now. “They’ve done a fantastic job on the track. I walked it the other evening and it was in great nick. “Rain is coming in, I believe, and they have been making sure the ground is very safe for the National Hunt horses. It’s fingers crossed.” John McConnell knows Rebel Fitz will be a tough nut to crack but his runner Orgilgo Bay is a progressive young horse and could pick up a share of the prize money on offer. “Obviously we’re up against it. Ratings-wise it doesn’t look as if we can win it, but it’s a good pot so we’ll let him take his chance as long as the ground doesn’t deteriorate too much. There is rain about so it depends where it hits,” said the County Meath trainer. “It’s a big ask. Rebel Fitz is a very good horse and has a habit of winning, so he will be tough to beat. “The way our lad is progressing we thought we’d have a go and it’s good prize money for the second and third.” Completing a six-horse line-up for the Grade Two contest are Aidan O’Brien’s Plinth, Charlie Swan’s The Game Changer, Henry de Bromhead’s Darwins Fox and False Economy from Michael Hourigan’s stable. last_img read more

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Wilshere issue drags on

first_img “Human beings are human beings, with their strengths and weaknesses. We know this is not good. Overall, these players are professional. “Wilshere was on holiday [when he was caught smoking]. You cannot control the players on holiday.” Arsenal were unavailable for immediate comment when contacted on Wednesday evening. Press Association Wilshere has been criticised in the past for two high-profile incidents of being pictured with a cigarette, first outside a London nightclub in November 2013 and again last summer when at a pool party while on holiday in Las Vegas with England goalkeeper Joe Hart following the World Cup. Speaking in July, Wilshere said: “The smoking? Of course I regret it. I have been seen before doing it. I said then I made a mistake and I have made a mistake again. People make mistakes. “I am young and I will learn from it. I realise the consequences it has and the effect on kids growing up. “I have kids myself and I don’t want them growing up to think their dad smokes and it is okay for a footballer to smoke, because it’s not. “It is unacceptable and I will accept the consequences and I will move on.” In April 2012, Arsenal’s Morocco forward Marouane Chamakh was pictured holding a shisha pipe just hours after the defeat at QPR. Last month, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger spoke out against footballers smoking following revelations goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny lit up in the showers after the 2-0 defeat at Southampton on New Year’s Day, since when the Pole has not started a Barclays Premier League match. “Players here are judged on their performances. Ideally, the best way to have a high level of performance as possible is to follow the rules that allow you to perform,” Wenger said. Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere could find himself at the centre of another smoking row after pictures emerged of the England international holding a shisha pipe at a nightclub. Wilshere, 23, is currently recovering from ankle surgery after an injury in the defeat by Manchester United on November 22, and is expected to be in contention for a first-team return by the end of the month. A picture of Wilshere, reported to be from when he attended a London nightclub during last week, was uploaded to Instagram, before being removed, but was then subsequently reposted on Twitter, sparking much debate across social media as to the player’s behaviour. last_img read more

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NBA free agency 2021: Get ready for the best summer ever

first_img Russell Westbrook trade rumors: Heat continue to discuss deal for Thunder star But if you like this summer, just wait. There could be even more in store in two years.Here’s why 2021 could be the best summer yet:More starsBelieve it or not, there’s more talent projected to hit the open market in 2021 than we saw this summer. Of course, the ever-popular player options that have become so common will come into play, as well as extensions. But there genuinely could be an abundance of stars available when the free agent market doors swing open at 6 p.m. ET June 30 (clear your calendars: it’s a Wednesday). Related News Paul George-to-Clippers official as Thunder GM drops subtle hint at tampering Nets set ‘unlikely’ performance incentives in Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving deals to manage cap space Paul George signed a four-year, $137 million deal with the Thunder in 2018-19 and can become an unrestricted free agent if he declines his player option for 2021-22 — just like his new teammate (and recruiter) Kawhi Leonard, who opted to sign a three-year contract instead of a four-year max this summer. The two are locked in to play with the Clippers for only two seasons, and both could explore their options pretty soon if things don’t pan out. Other notable names with All-Star experience and player options for 2021-22 include Chris Paul, LeBron James, Blake Griffin and Jrue Holiday.But wait, there’s more.Two of the most coveted young talents in the league will be approaching their primes in a few summers. It just wouldn’t be right to leave out Anthony Davis and Giannis Antetokounmpo.If Davis elects to accept his player option in 2020-21 and finishes the final year of his current five-year, $127 million deal with the Lakers, he’ll be due for a serious raise. But that contract won’t be close to the five-year, $247 million extension ESPN reports Antetokounmpo could command in 2020. But should the 2019 MVP decline at age 26, he’ll certainly be flooded with enthusiastic suitors. (Maybe even the Knicks could figure out the logistics.)Those are some of the biggest names, but there are likely to be other key players out there, as well. They’re no slouches, either. Among them are Gordon Hayward, DeMar DeRozan, CJ McCollum, Bradley Beal, Rudy Gobert and others who have yet to emerge into the spotlight.Simply put, there’s a lot to be excited about in the NBA. You can only imagine what kind of shocking team-ups and trades lie ahead.More moneyThe NBA’s salary cap has continued to rise, and it’s doing so at the right time.The cap for 2019-20 will be $109 million, which is up from the previous season’s $101 million. That’s not a huge jump, but the 2020 class of free agents won’t come close in talent to 2021, anyway. Franchises looking to make big-time moves will sit on their wallets for two summers, when things really get interesting.RealGM projects the 2021-22 salary cap to be around $125 million and a luxury tax of a whopping $151 million. If those marks are reached, the salary cap will be nearly $31 million more than it was in 2015-16 — and nearly $38 million more than that year’s luxury tax. Mike Conley, who has never been named an All-Star, signed a five-year, $153 million deal with the Grizzlies that season. It was the biggest deal in NBA history at the time. Basketball fans knew the summer of 2019 would be exciting, but not this exciting.The Lakers sent a major haul to the Pelicans for Anthony Davis, the Clippers became a super team and quite a few franchises have begun massive rebuilds. You can’t help but wonder what a six-time All-Star entering his prime could ask for in this golden age of superstardom.You’re sure to see some huge offers thrown around, and teams should have flexibility to put together some interesting squads if they play their cards right.last_img read more

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HC grants time to ED to file response on maintainability of Robert

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday granted more time to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to file an affidavit regarding the maintainability of Robert Vadra’s plea seeking quashing of a money laundering case in which he was questioned by the probe agency.A bench of Justices Hima Kohli and Vinod Goel directed the ED to file the response within a week and listed the matter for further hearing on July 18. The court asked Vadra and his close aide Manoj Arora to file their rejoinder to the ED’s affidavit in two weeks thereafter. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghCentral government standing counsel Amit Mahajan, appearing for the ED, said the short affidavit was almost ready and they require some more time to file it. The court had earlier on March 25 asked the probe agency to file its response in the form of an affidavit regarding the maintainability of two separate but similar petitions by Vadra and Arora within two weeks. The ED had opposed Vadra’s plea, saying it was not maintainable as he “wilfully suppressed” material facts from the court. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadIt had contended that the plea of Vadra, brother-in-law of Congress president Rahul Gandhi, was an abuse of process of law. When he feared that “law will catch him, he challenged the PMLA provisions”, it had added. The ED case relates to allegations of money laundering in the purchase of a London-based property at 12, Bryanston Square, worth 1.9 million pounds. The property is allegedly owned by Vadra. Vadra has also sought that various provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002, be declared unconstitutional. Vadra has sought in his plea that Sections 3, 17, 19, 24, 44 and 50 of the PMLA be declared ultra vires or unconstitutional.last_img read more

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Massachusetts Public Schools grant Muslim student a day off on Eid

first_imgFez- On a cold winter day of Cleveland- Ohio, an American friend who happened to be driving me to Westside Market within the city glimpsed a catchy billboard. Since I was not the one behind the steering wheel, I glued sight on the big capital letters forming the statement: AMERICA IS A CHRISTIAN country. I still remember neither concurred  with what that board said. My friend is Jew and I am a Muslim. This was few years ago.Today, the Revere public schools in Massachusets approved our (my friend’s and mine) standpoint from the content of that Billboard. The Revere Public schools took a leading initiation to grant the students a Holy day on Eid  Al Adha (a Muslim celebrated- day of Sacrifice), which falls this year on the 15th of October. The school board (administrators and school committee) reached a unanimous decision to modify the holy days calendar for this Academic year. Good Friday (April 18th, 2014) will not be the only religious day off for students. The Jewish Rosh Hashanah (September 5th, 6th) and the Muslim Eid Al Adha (one day off) will make the total religious days off grow to four.The Decision was reached based on the conspicuous growing number of the Muslim community in the school district. Last year, a major problem of absenteeism among Muslim students happened on Eid Al Adha when kids preferred to spend the day with their families to celebrate the Holy Day.Last year, it was Cambridge Public Schools and this year it is Revere Public Schools that recognize the religious holidays of the multi-cultural community. The experience is expected to get cloned in many other school districts and with this recognition the Muslim community is amply satisfied.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

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center_img The RSI indicators are still at nosebleed levels The gold price traded as flat as the proverbial pancake until 2 p.m. Hong Kong time—and then it got sold down five bucks to its low of the day about five minutes before the Comex open.  From there it rallied right past the Comex close—and just before 2 p.m. EDT, it popped another six bucks or so before trading more or less sideways until the 5:15 p.m. EDT close of electronic trading. The low and high tick were recorded by the CME Group as $1,311.00 and $1,330.40 in the August contract. Gold finished the Monday trading session at $1,326.90 spot, up $11.80 from Friday’s close.  Volume, net of July, was 134,000 contracts, with about 5,000 contracts of that amount trading in the September and December delivery months, so they could have been roll-overs out of August. The gold stocks gapped down a percent at the open of trading on Monday, but began to rally after the London p.m. gold fix was in—and then traded flat from 3 p.m. EDT until the close.  The HUI finished the day up 1.65%.  I was more than happy to see the stocks close the day, the month—and the quarter—in decidedly positive territory. Of course things can remain overbought for serious lengths of time, just like they can be oversold for the same amount of time.  But I’m still convinced, based on the past 15 years of price history, that an engineered price decline will put an end to this situation at some point.  But there’s always that black swan out there someplace. So we wait. And as I write this paragraph at 2:24 a.m. EDT, the London open is still 35 minutes away.  The gold price is comatose, except for the vertical price spike at 9 a.m. Hong Kong time—and that got dealt with in the usual manner within 30 minutes or so.  Gold volume is way up there already, so it took a fair amount of Comex paper to hammer that price spike flat.  Silver is back above $21—but only by the skin of its teeth—and volume is already very decent there as well.  Platinum and palladium are doing precisely nothing—and the dollar index is up 6 basis points. Today at the close of Comex trading, is the cut-off for this week’s Commitment of Traders Report—and since Friday is Independence Day in the U.S.A., the report won’t be issued until the following Monday.  But I can tell you right now that it won’t make for fun reading. And as I send this out the door at 4:35 a.m. EDT, I note that gold has gone from being flat, to down a couple of bucks and, in actual fact, none of the other three precious metals are doing much, either, now that London has been open a bit over 90 minutes.  Volumes are still a lot heavier than I’d like to see, but have quieted down quite a bit in the last 30 minutes or so.  Gold volume is north of 30,000 contracts—and silver’ volume is just over 10,000 contracts.  These are big numbers for this time of day.  The dollar index is up a small handful of basis points. That’s more than enough for today—and I’ll see you here tomorrow. Drilling Intersects 102 Meters of 1.97 gpt Gold at Columbus Gold’s Paul Isnard Gold Project; Drilling Confirms Depth Extension of Gold Mineralization Columbus Gold Corporation (CGT: TSX-V) (“Columbus Gold”) is pleased to announce results of the initial five (5) core drill holes at its Paul Isnard gold project in French Guiana. The holes confirm depth extension of gold mineralization below shallow holes drilled on the 43-101 compliant 1.9 million ounce Montagne d’Or inferred gold deposit at Paul Isnard in the 1990’s and support the current program of resource expansion through offsetting open-ended gold mineralization indicated by the earlier holes. Robert Giustra, CEO of Columbus Gold, commented: “These drill results validate Columbus Gold’s approach to adding ounces with a lower-risk drilling program designed to infill and to extend the mineralized zones to 200 m vertical depth from surface; a depth amenable to open pit mining.”  Fourteen (14) holes have been completed (assays pending) by Columbus Gold in the current program and drilling is progressing at the rate of about 3,000 meters per month with one drill-rig on a 24 hour basis. Columbus Gold plans to accelerate the current program by engaging a second drill-rig as soon as one can be obtained.  Please visit our website for more information about the project.last_img read more

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