Sinn Fein TDs Doherty and MacLochlainn will not pay Household Charge

first_img Twitter Previous articleCost of calling out the fire service set to doubleNext articleBadminton- Chloe’s Reaction On Reaching Another Olympics News Highland Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Pinterest Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsApp Google+ Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton center_img Sinn Fein TDs Doherty and MacLochlainn will not pay Household Charge Sinn Fein’s Donegal Deputies, Pearse Doherty and Padraig MacLochlainn have confirmed they will not be paying theHousehold Charge.At least seven Sinn Fein TDs have now confirmed they are to boycott the household charge taking the number of Dáil representatives who will not pay the €100 tax to well over a dozen.Pearse Doherty and Padraig MacLochlainn made their decisions following  discussions with their families and supporters.Deputy Pearse Doherty says his was a personal decision and is not active encouraging others to follow suit:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/pear1household.mp3[/podcast]Deputy MacLochlainn says he came to his decision after speaking to his family….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/pad530.mp3[/podcast] Pinterest Facebook Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Newsx Adverts By News Highland – December 16, 2011 Google+ WhatsApp Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published last_img read more

16-year-old boy allegedly murdered in parking lot near home by a bully: Police

first_imggeorgeclerk/iStock(ARLINGTON, TX) — An Arlington, Texas, teenager was shot and killed in a parking near his home, allegedly by another teen, police said.Days before Sam Reynolds was killed, he broke up a fight between the alleged killer and another young man, authorities said. Afterward, that was when Reynolds “started having trouble with the suspect,” Arlington Police Lt. Christopher Cook told reporters on Friday. The deadly Feb. 6 shooting happened around 4:30 p.m. and was captured on surveillance video, Cook said.Reynolds appeared to be ambushed by his alleged killer.“Within a matter of probably a couple of seconds, he pulls out a handgun from the rear part of his pants he was wearing, points it at the victim and fires one round,” Cook added.The Arlington High School student was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He was 16.Reynolds, an only child, who was raised ” … to be the most respectful, kind heated person you’ve ever meet,” according to an online fundraiser launched by his cousin on behalf of his mother to raise money for the funeral. “This is an absolute tragedy.”A few hours later police captured the suspect, whose name is not being released because of his age.Cook said the alleged killer is between 13 and 15 years old.“Anytime you have guns involved with kids, it begs the question, How did he even get the gun?” Cook added.The murder weapon has not been recovered, and it’s not yet known whether the suspect will be charged as a juvenile or as an adult. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Microsoft CEO to Give Speech At Graduation

first_imgThe university announced Thursday that Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer will be the commencement speaker for graduation this year.Though some USC students do not know of Ballmer, many are excited to hear what he has to say.“I know absolutely nothing about him, so my initial reaction is ambivalence,” said Eliza Hunt, a senior majoring in communication. “However, as CEO of such a prominent corporation he’s bound to have some insightful advice to share with a class of students who are entering the workforce at such a turbulent time.”Microsoft CEO Steve A. Ballmer will speak at the USC 2011 commencement.Abigail Hardin, a senior majoring in psychology and public relations, said she thinks Ballmer might not have been the best choice for a keynote speaker for graduation.“I don’t really understand why a company CEO would necessarily be an inspiring speaker,” Hardin said. “He seems like a good guest lecturer for a class, but not for graduation.”During commencement, USC will also award Ballmer an honorary degree.Previous renowned commencement speakers included former university President Steven B. Sample in 2010; former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2009; Walt Disney CEO Robert Iger in 2008; and astronaut Neil Armstrong in 2005.The graduation ceremony will consist of one main ceremony for all degree candidates and their families. Additionally, there will be smaller ceremonies for individual colleges and programs throughout the day.Ballmer was born in 1956 and grew up near Detroit. Ballmer earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and economics from Harvard University.During Ballmer’s undergraduate years at Harvard, where he lived down the hall from Bill Gates, he managed the football team and worked on the Harvard Crimson newspaper and university literary magazine.Ballmer with Bill Gates, who he has known since college.After graduation, Ballmer worked at Procter & Gamble Co. for two years as an assistant product manager.He joined Microsoft in 1980 after attending Stanford Graduate School of Business.Though some USC students said they are looking forward to hearing Ballmer’s commencement speech, graduation itself is more exciting for some students.“I can’t wait to graduate. It’s going to be an exciting time in my life, and I look forward to the future,” said Tarek Chamma, a graduate student studying global communication. “But I don’t know who he is.”Commencement will take place on Friday, May 13, and an estimated 40,000 guests are expected to attend as 5,000 students receive their degrees, according to the USC Office of Protocol and University Events.last_img read more

Lawal defeats Nana Budu in Eastern Regional FA elections.

first_imgAbdul Ganiyu Lawal cruised to a landslide victory to retain his post as the chairman of the Eastern Regional Football Association on Saturday, crashing his opponent Nana Kwadwo Budu II to a humiliating defeat.Lawal received an outstanding 90% of the votes, signalling his overwhelming support among delegates in Koforidua, bringing an end to an acrimonious two-year battle for the control of football in the region.Lawal polled an impressive 147 votes with his main challenger; Nana Budu managing a paltry 17 votes out of the total valid votes cast in elections.The retention of Lawal signals a massive endorsement of his stewardship as against Nana Budu who has attempted in several ways including going to the law courts to unseat the incumbent despite being profoundly unpopular within the Eastern Region football circles as the elections results showed.While hundreds of people gathered at the elections ground to joyously jubilate the emphatic and resounding victory, the humiliated Budu promptly exited the venue to minimize the impact of his thrashing.Some reports suggest Budu left the venue in the company of some machomen, threatening a new round of court action against the decision to vote Lawal into office. But supporters of Lawal were unconcerned as they poured white powder on the administrator, signalling success as they sang and chanted his name with gusto.last_img read more