Senator Jimmy Harte has accused Sinn Fein in Donegal of cheap publicity stunts in their stance on the proposed water charges. The Letterkenny-based Labour party politician said it was ‘opportunist politics at its worst.”Sinn Fein in Donegal recently launched a media blitz slamming water charges. But Senator Harte fumed “I think the public in Donegal should be aware of the direct contradiction of the ” All Ireland Party” when they sit down in Stormont.“We all know that Sinn Féin has consistently resisted any attempt to introduce water charges in this jurisdiction but just across the border they have adopted a much different approach.“For the last four years Conor Murphy the Sinn Fein Regional Development Minister had the opportunity to overturn legislation to introduce water metering in Northern Ireland. He did not do so.“Indeed under his watch 23,000 water meters were installed in domestic properties. For four years he threatened to rule out water charges on a permanent basis. He did not do so. “Instead Northern Ireland was treated to an annual series of deferrals of the inevitable until the poisoned chalice could be passed to a hapless, unfortunate Ulster Unionist Minister,” he said.Senator Harte said Sinn Fein have all the questions but none of the answers when it came to Donegal’s problems.“They were quite vocal on calling for funding to fight the recent forest fires but came up with no solutions to raise the money as usual.“They have opposed everything and are unable to put their money where their mouth is“Like many people in Donegal I wish that we could maintain the provision of domestic water through the central tax system. “But to assert that this could realistically remain the case betrays a basic, wilful ignorance of the situation facing this country.“I will say this: any new system must be informed by the principles of fairness, of equity, of conservation and must consider the ability of householders to pay.“It is essential that the operation of the water service in the future will not fall into private hands. Labour is committed to the operation of a wholly State-owned water utility that will be under democratic control, managed and delivered by the State.“The only difference between Sinn Fein’s policy and Labour’s policy in relation to water charges is that Labour is being up front with the people and not hiding behind half-truths and evasions,” he said. He added that the people of Donegal should not be fooled by cheap stunts and headline grabbing Shenanigans that Sinn Fein are good at.“History taught us that Houdini’s miraculous water tricks were elaborate deceptions. The same judgement will soon be made of Sinn Fein’s tricks.”EndsEndsHARTE SLAMS SINN FEIN IN DONEGAL OF ‘CHEAP PUBLICITY STUNTS’ OVER WATER CHARGES was last modified: July 17th, 2011 by StephenShare 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:Senator Jimmy HarteSinn Feinwater charges
On August 1 and 2 Duffy’s Hope Inc. hosted their 12th Annual Duffy’s Hope Celebrity Basketball game.This year’s game was held at the University of Delaware, Bob Carpenter Center located at 631 South College Avenue, Newark, Delaware 19716. Also, the Foundation presented a Meet & Greet for their VIP and Floor Seat ticket holders before the Celebrity game.The annual Duffy’s H.O.P.E, Inc. Celebrity Basketball Game featured well known television, movie and music stars! Those who put on their sponsored Moneyball Sportswear uniforms and Reebok sneakers to raise funds for the Duffy’s Hope Organization, as well as lend their time for personal appearances, included: Keshia Chanté (Host of BET’s 106 & Park), Romeo (Jumping The Broom and Madea’s Witness Protection), Jay Ellis (Blue from BET’s, The Game), Allie DeBerry (Paisley Disney’s Hit Show, A.N.T. Farm), McKinley Freeman (Derek VH1’s Hit the Floor), Lamman Rucker (Tyler Perry’s hit TV series Meet the Browns AND Tyler Perry’s film, Why Did I Get Married?), Tammy “T-Time” Brawner (Original Harlem Globetrotters), Christian Keyes (BET’s Let’s Stay Together), Raven Goodwin (Disney’s Good Luck Charlie), Hot Sauce the Streetballer, Manilove and Delaware’s own D.J. Mifflin (Sleepy Hollow).The weekend began with Duffy’s Hope, Inc. hosting their 2nd Annual Evening of H.O.P.E. Reception on Friday, August 1. This special occasion honored contributors and community members for their philanthropic endeavors while recognizing the youth participants who have made significant strides towards a promising future. The “Evening of H.O.P.E.” has become a tradition for kicking off the fun-filled weekend experience of quality prevention programming.Day Two of the weekend continued as Duffy’s Hope was excited to partner with Delaware Prevention Coalition as the sponsor for the Teen Summit Panel held at Delaware State University in Dover, Delaware. Keynote speaker, Keshia Chanté, host of BET’s 106 & Park opened up the forum by giving personal insight on what her motivation was to succeed; how important education was to her and how not to let anyone stop the goal(s) you have set for yourself. The panel continued with a Question and Answer forum to the five hundred enthusiastic young teens who could not wait to speak with Keshia Chante as well as the other guests who joined the discussion, Allie DeBerry, McKinley Freeman, Jay Ellis, Raven Goodwin Tammy “T-Time” Brawner and Delaware’s own D.J. Mifflin.Additional sponsors included United Way of Delaware, City of Wilmington, New Castle County Government, Herr’s Foods, Delmarva Power, Hilton—Wilmington/Christiana, Erotique, Unico Vino, From Mother’s Garden, Strength of Nature House of Brands, Philadelphia 87ers; The Source and Movement magazines.The weekend grand finale was the much anticipated Celebrity Basketball Game. Fans of all ages from beginning to end experienced a special half-time performance, games and giveaways; in addition to, the opportunities to meet celebrities, get their autographs and take pictures, along with watching a thrilling game, which the Celebrities prevailed over the Local team 57- 46.Duffy’s Hope, Inc. founder and basketball enthusiast, Duffy Samuels has taken his passion and love towards the game of basketball and his community, and channeled it into an organization comprised of dedicated, hardworking volunteers who are committed to providing a helping hand to Delaware youth.The Duffy’s Hope Celebrity Events serve an average of 3,500 spectators; and in its 12th year, the annual Celebrity Basketball Game has become the major resource of promoting the importance of adult involvement and financial support of youth based prevention programs. The event also encourages youth to overcome obstacles and always strive for excellence in all areas of their lives. read more
Annette Francis APTN News On Tuesday, APTN News brought you the stories of people who have been targetted by the Canada Revenue Agency over what the government says are unpaid taxes.They worked for a temp company called OI Leasing that is situated in Six Nations in Ontario.The company hired employees who worked tax-free because the main office was on a reserve.But the government doesn’t see it that way and now thousands of people owe tens of thousands of dollars in back-taxes.Here’s an update on what is happening with the case. read more
In the video above, Chadwick Matlin previews tonight’s men’s NCAA National Championship Game and notes that Gonzaga’s size advantage may not stop UNC’s offensive rebounding.
Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Related Items:#magneticmedianews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, March 6, 2017 – Nassau – Sarkis Izmirilian still wants to buy Baha Mar and said the offer government currently entertains is not better than his; Izmirilian in a statement issued Sunday criticized the staggered approach to opening the resort spread beginning from April and well into next year. Izmirilian says Bahamians deserve better and as the original developer, BMD Holdings Ltd is that better.Pointing to the tangle which led to delays and lawsuits and court battles and the re-sale of the billion dollar Baha Mar project, Izmirilian said it was the interference of The Bahamas Government which forced the liquidation. He put the cost of that liquidation, loss of revenue and hit to jobs as over $4 billion.BMD Holdings he said made a substantial offer to buy Baha Mar at a price in excess of the current undisclosed bid, and the offer was made with the understanding that BMD would drop all legal proceedings against The Bahamas government if their proposal to buy was accepted.The Bahamas Government through the Attorney General reportedly responded to this account with, first the Chinese EXIM Bank would firstly have to accept it. The current buyer’s offer happened in December, but the details remain undisclosed.#MagneticMediaNews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo read more
Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, January 20, 2018 – Providenciales – Digicel is starting off 2018 by giving back to the community. The company will do through our ‘Someone in Need Home Makeover’ campaign, which will give away appliances and services for a year, to two deserving persons in the community.Customers can access the opportunity to nominate their choices for the reward, by activating a Quick Pick Plan, either through the My Digicel App or by short code. The customer will then be given guidelines on creating a video submission, nominating their loved one.For the nomination video, the customer will be required to give contact information for their choice and more importantly why they believe that person should be granted a home makeover. All videos must be posted to the Digicel Facebook page and use the hashtag #DigicelHomeMakeover.Commenting on the upcoming competition, Addison Stoddard, Digicel TCI’s Chief Technical Officer says, “Given what the country at large has been through over the last few months, I think this is a great way to start off the year. We are always looking for new and innovative ways to help our customers. So we are thrilled to be able to assist the community and to also have them know that people care about them and are willing to stand in support of a better life for them.”The prizes for the each home makeover are: a Refrigerator, Stove, TV, a $250 grocery gift card, and a year’s free Digicel services along a new DL2 Smartphone. The first winner will selected on February 24, and the second and final winner on March 31.At the end of the campaign, there will also be a People’s Choice award given to the customer’s whose nomination video attracts the most likes on the Digicel Facebook page. That customer will also be in winners’ row, since for their thoughtfulness in thinking of another in need, they will be given free Digicel services for a year and a DL2 smartphone.Press Release: Digicel read more
KUSI Newsroom San Diego City Council’s rules committee approves March 2020 ballot measures SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego City Council’s Rules Committee voted Wednesday to send roughly a half-dozen proposed March and November 2020 ballot measures to a second committee review session.The committee considered 16 proposed initiatives during the meeting. Approved proposals will be drafted by the city attorney’s office and then brought back to the Rules Committee, save for one, and then sent to the full council for final approval to place them on the ballot.The committee voted 3-2 in favor of one of the highest-profile proposals, a $900 million bond proposed by the San Diego Housing Federation to build affordable housing for military veterans, homeless families, seniors and disabled people.The housing federation initially planned to put the bond on the 2018 ballot but elected that June to push it 2020. The proposed bond initiative as approved by the committee would be placed on the November ballot.“The only way we can effectively address homelessness is to build more supportive housing,” said City Councilwoman Barbara Bry, who voted in favor of the initiative. “This is housing the private sector can’t build, doesn’t make economic sense for them. This is housing the public has to build.”Councilman Mark Kersey opposed putting the proposal on the ballot because of his prior support of a hotel tax increase to fund a convention center expansion, homeless services and infrastructure improvements and argued it would be bad politics to hold public votes on both in the same calendar year. The council voted 5-4 in April to place the hotel tax hike initiative on the March 2020 ballot. August 1, 2019 Posted: August 1, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsThe committee unanimously approved a proposal from City Attorney Mara Elliott to allow the city’s Community Review Board on Police Practices to retain its own independent legal counsel. Currently, the city attorney’s office is the board’s chief legal counsel. The committee chose to send the proposal to the council’s Public Safety and Land Use Committee instead of bringing it back to the Rules Committee for a second review.The committee also unanimously approved two changes to the way in which San Diego Unified School District board members are elected and how they can be removed.Currently, board members participate in a by-district election during the primary. But in the general election, voters from across the SDUSD choose between the top two finishers in each district.The ballot measure would change the general election to a by-district system to mirror the primary election system. The committee supported putting the proposal on the November 2020 ballot.“This is not a partisan issue, this is just an equity issue,” said Councilman Chris Cate, noting support from Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego. “This is how we treat elected officials in this region: no better or worse than each other.”The second change would allow the council to remove district board members if they are convicted of a felony or serious crime, if they are determined to be physically or mentally incapacitated, or if they are found to be in dereliction of official duties.Currently, the council can only take such an action for the mayor, council members and the city attorney under the city charter. The proposal is expected to be placed on the March 2020 ballot.The proposal is something of a response to the scandal surrounding district board member Kevin Beiser. In March, four men accused Beiser of sexual misconduct and abuse.Although Beiser has maintained his innocence, he has not returned to his job as a teacher at Castle Park Middle School and remains in his position due to the board’s inability to vote for his removal. The board could only vote in favor of a resolution calling for his resignation, which it did in April.The committee also approved a proposal from Councilman Scott Sherman to move the responsibility for the city auditor appointment process from the mayor’s office to the council’s Audit Committee. Currently, the mayor appoints a city auditor candidate to serve a 10-year term.Under the proposed initiative, the Audit Committee would recruit and choose three candidates for the city auditor position. The council would then choose one of the three candidates to serve as the city auditor.“I am thankful to my colleagues on the Rules Committee for supporting this common sense solution to a flawed process,” Sherman said in a statement. “I look forward to working with all stakeholders to draft an acceptable charter amendment for the March ballot.”Proposals that are approved in committee a second time are scheduled to go before the full council in October and November. The city attorney’s office must file approved ballot measures with the county Registrar of Voters by Dec. 6 to be placed on the March 3, 2020, ballot. Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics Tags: Decision 2020 FacebookTwitter read more