Property tax set to benefit rural Donegal next year, figures show

first_imgDonegal is among several counties that are set to benefit from property tax from Dublin and Cork homeowners, it has emerged. Unpublished Department of Housing figures show more than €40m of the €202m property tax expected to be raised in Dublin next year will be used to build houses and roads in other counties, according to the Irish Independent.  Meanwhile, €10m of the €52m raised from Cork property owners will also be handed over to a centralised Government fund and dispersed to rural local authorities struggling to balance their budgets.Cork and Dublin homeowners will account for more than half of the €488m collected next year, according to the Department’s local property tax allocation figures.The allocation figures show local authorities in Donegal (€16m), Tipperary (€16m), Mayo (€11m), Waterford (€11m) and Monaghan (€8m) will be the biggest benefactors of property tax raised in other counties.The average property tax paid in Dublin next year will be €540 a year, and this increases to a massive €620 for homeowners living in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown area.In Dublin city, the average property tax will be €350, in South Dublin it will be €323 and in Dublin Fingal it will be €369. This compares with Donegal homeowners, who will on average pay just €152 a year.The average in Longford will be €124, Leitrim €132, Cavan €145 and Carlow €174.The averages were calculated using the Revenue Commissioner’s most recent figures for the number of homeowners who are due to pay property tax this year.Property tax set to benefit rural Donegal next year, figures show was last modified: August 28th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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

John Deere introduces the multi-purpose 6E Series Tractors

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Three new 6E models offer upgraded comfort, convenience, and valueJohn Deere adds the 6E Series Tractors to the 6 Family Tractor lineup, which features enhanced performance, added versatility and greater value to the existing family of high-horsepower utility tractors.The design on the new 6E Series initially began with upgrading the pre-existing 6D line. “We took a solid, simple workhorse in the 6D and made it even better with upgrades, like easier operating functions,” says Kory Ross, product marketing manager for John Deere. “We improved it and added so much value that we felt it earned a whole new name – the 6E Series.”The 6E Series Tractors offer essentials in an economical package, including comfort and visibility for the operator, more transmission options that deliver smooth and consistent operation, and new stackable SCVs. The three 6E Series Tractors range from 105, 120, and 135 horsepower, helping to get work done quickly and efficiently.In addition, an optional air seat with a new 15-degree swivel adds comfort and improved rear visibility for those long days in the field. Tractors in the 6E Series are perfect for handling jobs around beef or dairy farms, and commercial or governmental jobs, such as roadside mowing or snow removal.“The 6E Series improves producers’ cost of operation by saving money on fluid costs and maintenance, thanks in part to the PowerTech engine’s reduced fluid consumption,” adds Ross. “The 6E Series saves fluid by handling regeneration automatically while working, which when combined with reduced fluid consumption can add up to $2,000 per year of savings when matched to comparable models on the market.”Two PowrReverser transmissions are available for 6E Series tractors:A 24/12 Hi/Lo option gives operators eleven working speeds in the 5- to 13-mile-per-hour haying range, allowing drivers to shift on-the-go to match changing field conditions.The standard 12/12 transmission gives operators six working speeds in the haying range.In addition to the improved transmission options, the 6Es are loaded with plenty of features, including simplified operating functions. For example, producers can engage the new Electrohydraulic MFWD switch in just two seconds now that the control has been moved onto the right-hand console. A bright new LCD instrument cluster design ensures easier viewing in daylight, dusk or darkness while a new sunshade reduces heat and glare from the sun for improved operator comfort.Convenient attachment features add even more value to the 6E Series. With a 5-minute mount time, the H Series loaders are the perfect fit for 6E models, reducing installation time so operators can get to the job more quickly.“The 6E Series gives producers a line of economical and easy-to-operate tractors,” adds Ross. “Combine that with value-added versatility and you’ve got the same performance, reliability and comfort that producers have come to expect from John Deere.”To learn more about the 6E Series tractors, see your John Deere dealer or visit The 6E models will be available in November.last_img read more

Lightning damages famous J&K shrine

first_imgThe single-storey shrine of Baba Farid, a 13th Century Sufi saint revered by Muslims and Sikhs equally on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC), was “extensively” damaged due to lightning in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Wednesday.“It’s an unfortunate incident. Apparently, lightning damaged the structure during the intervening night of March 13-14 and early on Wednesday. We are assessing the damage and the exact cause,” Uri Sub-Divisional Magistrate D. Sagar told The Hindu.Local supportThe shrine, a structure made of stone and wood, is located in an uphill area of Uri’s Garkote. The fire gutted the top wooden structure completely and dislodged the stone walls. One estimate suggests the shrine was over 300 years old.“We are seeking the local population’s support to erect the structure as soon as possible,” said Mr. Sagar.Locals said the shrine was an attraction for the people living on both the sides of the LoC.Place for bonding“In pre-1947 era, people from far off regions would visit the shrine. Even after the setting up of the LoC, the shrine became a place of bonding for the divided families. Still, many people from Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir visit the shrine by taking the cross-LoC bus service,” said Niyaz Ahmad, a local.Several shrines dedicated to saint Farid are spread both in India and Pakistan.Farid’s poetry is also believed to be part of the Guru Granth Sahib and is revered equally by Sikhs.Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti expressed concern over the damage caused to the shrine.She directed the official “to visit the shrine complex and take necessary measures for restoration.”last_img read more

Baylor Football: 400-Pound TE LaQuan McGowan Threw Out The 1st Pitch At Last Night’s Rangers Game

first_imgA general view as the Baylor Bears take on the West Virginia Mountaineers in the first quarter at McLane Stadium.WACO, TX – OCTOBER 17: A general view as the Baylor Bears take on the West Virginia Mountaineers in the first quarter at McLane Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Waco, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)Baylor’s 400-pound tight end LaQuan McGowan created quite a stir when he caught a touchdown in the team’s bowl game against Michigan State last season. He worked at tight end and H-back this spring, and judging by his first pitch effort at last night’s Texas Rangers’ game, he may want to see if Art Briles will let him throw a pass this fall.Mound presence? Baylor’s 400-pound TE LaQuan McGowan throws out the Rangers first pich Friday (via @nick_pants)— Chuck Carlton (@ChuckCarltonDMN) June 13, 2015Not the cleanest mechanics but not a bad toss from the big man. If he ever actually pitched in a game, he could throw inside with impunity, since it’s doubtful anyone would want to charge the mound against him.last_img

Video: Jameis Winston Delivered A Signature Post-Game Speech After Buccaneers Win Over Cowboys

first_imgJameis Winston gives a post game speech after Cowboys game.Twitter/@TBBuccaneersJameis Winston’s arm is the reason he won a national championship and was selected first overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last spring, but while at Florida State, he also became known for his charismatic pre- and post-game speeches.  By the looks of things, that leadership has carried over into the NFL. Winston scored the game-winning touchdown on a bootleg run from one yard out to lift the Buccaneers past the Dallas Cowboys 10-6, and after the game, he gave one of his signature speeches to the team.THAT is a post-win speech! Bring on the #Eagles #LetsGo!— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@TBBuccaneers) November 16, 2015Winston managed to become the leader of Florida State as a redshirt freshman, and he’s done the same as a rookie with the Buccaneers, which is incredibly impressive.last_img

27883 gm gold seized from Biju Patnaik Airport

first_imgBhubaneswar: The Air Intelligence unit of Customs department Wednesday seized 278.83 grams of gold from two passengers at the Biju Patnaik International Airport here, customs official at the airport said. The cost of the seized gold is an estimated Rs 9.08 lakh, said the officials who intercepted the two passengers following on spot intelligence. The passengers hailed from West Bengal and Jharkhand. They had arrived from Bangkok. On searching their luggage the officers found white gold rings of foreign origin having purity of 99.99 per cent concealed under buttons of garments and seized those, the official said. The two persons were detained for questioning and investigation into the incident is underway, the official said.last_img

Awarding outstanding Indian poets and novelists

first_imgRabindranath Tagore Literary Prize, existing since 2018, has been founded as a platform for World Peace, Literature, Art, Education and Human Rights. It has two-fold purpose: as honourable legacy to Rabindranath Tagore Literature Prize for the finest in Indian literature, and to recognise positive and lasting impact on society and its change with ‘Social Achievement Prize’.Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize 2019 winner will be announced at an award ceremony to be held on April 23, at India International Centre. The winner is entitled to $10 000. By their unvarying support for literature and children rights, the organisers have started initial 10,000 book donation to schools of their first winner ‘One Hundred Poems of Kabir’. Tagore Prize is one of the most anticipated literary award presentations, where they will accommodate 300 high profile attendees, authors, intellectuals, diplomats, ambassadors, executive directors and representatives of major publishing houses. Eminent people including Ayushman Jamwal, Master of Ceremony, a Senior Output Editor at CNN-News18, a columnist and a poet; Peter Bundaldo, Founder of Tagore Prize; Bidhan Chandra Singh, Executive Director at Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation; and others will be present at the event. The shortlist for Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize 2019 consist names like Amit Chaudhuri for ‘The Immortals’, Rana Dasgupta for ‘Solo’, K Madavane for ‘To Die in Benares’, Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi for ‘The Lost Flamingoes of Bombay’, Jeet Thayil for ‘The Book of Chocolate Saints’ and others. Tagore Prize 2019 – Social Achievement Prize will be awarded to Yohei Sasakawa, a Japanese philanthropist, for his remarkable work in leprosy elimination.Furthermore, Tagore Prize will announce building and launching of its first Satellite in Space – first literary prize in space.last_img read more

UK security forces hunt for ISIS crocodile cells

first_imgLondon: Britain’s security forces are on the hunt for so-called “crocodile cells or sleeper cells” of Islamic State (ISIS) operatives plotting terrorist attacks in the UK and Europe, according to a UK media report. The country’s police chiefs are urging churches and mosques in Britain to have counter-terrorism training because of fears of further attacks in the wake of the Sri Lanka terrorist strikes, which claimed hundreds of lives over Easter. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: Report”Now that ISIS has been defeated in Syria and Iraq, it will become more violent outside (this area). As its core weakens, its peripheries will become more dangerous,” Charlie Winter, of the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation at King’s College London, told ‘The Sunday Times’. “It’s a grim outlook, but we are likely to see more attempts at attacks, more regularly, for the foreseeable future. Sri Lanka was not a one-off. If anything, it was a test run,” he said. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protestsThe UK’s intelligence services continue to investigate links between one of the Sri Lankan suicide bombers, Abdul Lathief Jameel Mohamed, and the UK-based extremists since it emerged he had studied in Britain. Mohamed is considered by Western intelligence agencies to be one of the plot’s ringleaders. He is believed to have secretly travelled to Syria to prepare for the attack. Once there, he was reportedly “mentored” by a group of notorious British ISIS fighters and recruiters, including the killer known as Jihadi John. “Mohamed appears to have been sent back to Sri Lanka after receiving his terrorist training under an ISIS strategy utilising ‘crocodile cells’ or sleepers waiting to pounce,” The Sunday Times reported. “We’ve seen intelligence which connects him (Mohamed) to a number of British terrorists who were in Syria, as well as to Jihadi John and Junaid Hussain, around the time that ISIS set up its caliphate,” an intelligence source told the newspaper. “The British jihadists seemed to be mentoring him through communication online and also when he travelled to Syria,” the source added. Mohamed is likely to have spent only a matter of months in the Syrian war zone, and it remains unclear when he returned to Sri Lanka to become part of an ISIS sleeper cell. Another theory is that Mohamed may have fallen under the influence of terror outfit Hizb-ut-Tahrir (HuT) while living in London and studying at Kingston University in the mid-2000s. The group, which calls for the foundation of an Islamic caliphate, had a strong presence on the Kingston campus at the time Lathief was in the UK to study aeronautical engineering, according to ‘The Sunday Telegraph’. However, a spokesperson for HuT Britain said the group had no record of Lathief Mohamed being a member. “To be absolutely clear, we abhor the senseless killing of citizens in any country by any person, group or military. The Islamic Shari’ah does not give justification for such acts as in Sri Lanka last week,” the spokesperson said. HuT is banned in more than a dozen countries, but not the UK. Former British Prime Ministers Tony Blair and David Cameron both tried unsuccessfully to ban it.last_img read more

Jose Mourinho to be sacked if he doesnt meet the clubs

first_imgManchester United manager Jose Mourinho will be sacked if he fails to meet the club’s target of UEFA Champions League qualification, according to Express.The club haven’t began the season in the best possible way with one defeat and one loss so far in the Premier League but the club insists Jose Mourinho is still the right man for the job.The 55-year-old’s combative mood has done little to lift spirits in and around the club, with links to Zinedine Zidane intensifying by the week.Zidane supposedly expects to be offered the Manchester United job should Mourinho be axed.Yet the Manchester Evening News suggest the Portuguese will not be going anywhere anytime soon.The club’s owners care about success on the pitch – but long gone are the days where the title was the main goal.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.Instead, the Manchester Evening News suggest they will be happy with Mourinho should he steer them to a Champions League spot.United pride themselves on being a money-making club and received £36million for playing in just eight European matches last term.The Glazers need that cash to balance the books and, if the manager guides them to a top four spot, then he will likely stay.In 2014, the club sacked David Moyes after a torrid 10-month spell in charge.Under Moyes, United finished seventh and the Scot was sacked and replaced by Ryan Giggs once Champions League qualification became impossible.It was a similar story two years later when Louis Van Gaal was sacked despite winning the FA Cup but failing to secure Champions League qualification.last_img read more

Sarri Its time for Hazards future to be decided

first_imgChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri wants a solution on Eden Hazard’s future now, amid the constant speculation linking him with a switch to Real MadridThe Belgian winger is yet to commit his long-term future at Stamford Bridge with his contract set to expire in June 2020.This has prompted reports of a transfer to Real with Hazard doing little to deny the rumours by claiming it would be a dream for him in October.On Wednesday, the 27-year-old announced he intends to just stay focused on his football after scoring both goals in Chelsea’s 2-1 win at Watford.But Sarri believes now is the time for answers on Hazard’s Chelsea future.“I don’t know but it’s time to decide,” said Sarri on the club website, when asked if Hazard will stay at the club.“I am the coach. I am not the president, I am not in charge of the market, I am the coach. I want to speak to him only about the position on the pitch.Sacchi explains Sarri, Conte, and Ancelotti Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Arrigo Sacchi talked about how Sarri has a tougher time at Juventus than Conte at Inter; while Ancelotti’s “blood is boiling” at Napoli.Arrigo Sacchi…“I think we have to solve the problem.”The Blues will take a trip to Selhurst Park this Sunday to take on Crystal Palace in the Premier League.And Sarri is expecting a stern challenge from the Eagles, who defeated Manchester City 3-2 last week.“It’s a very difficult match because in the last three matches at home they were able to not concede a goal to the opponent, then they are very dangerous on the counter-attack,” said the Italian.“We have to play against a very dangerous team, especially with it being away.”Pedro will be unavailable for the league match against Palace on Sunday, which begins at 13:00 (CET).last_img read more