first_imgLetterkenny man Eugene Gallagher has been formally co-opted to Donegal County Council today.Mr Gallagher fills the vacancy left by Independent Cllr Dessie Shiels, who announced his resignation in February.(Pictured above: Cllr Eugene Gallagher with Letterkenny Mayor Cllr Ian McGarvey, who proposed that Mr Gallagher should fill the casual vacancy in council today.) With just two months to the local elections, Mr Gallagher intends to put his shoulder to the wheel in his new role at county and local level, adding that he has his sights set on returning after May.Mr Gallagher said: “I intend to carry on as a councillor for as long as I possibly can.”“I have a hard act to follow in Dessie. What he lacked in participation in this council he more than made up for in his work behind the scenes.“I’m sure every councillor here has the will of their community and constituency at heart and I’ll be no different than that.” Mr Gallagher said that he aims to do his best to work in cooperation with the executive and members, but he will also be vigilant to hold the local authority to account.“If I see something wrong, don’t think I won’t call it out, because I will, that’s my nature,” he said.Mr Gallagher also paid tribute to the former councillor Dessie Larkin of Letterkenny, who passed away last week. Letterkenny’s Eugene Gallagher takes his seat on council was last modified: March 25th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Donegal County Councileugene gallagherletterkennylast_img read more

first_imgJoin us for live news and analysis Thursday at 5 p.m. when the Warriors face the red-hot Raptors in Toronto in what could be an NBA Finals preview.The Warriors will once again be short-handed as both Stephen Curry (left groin) and Draymond Green (right toe sprain) were remain sidelined when Golden State tries to snap Toronto’s six-game winning streak. The Raptors, who own the NBA’s best record at 18-4, are hoping to break an eight-game losing streak against the Warriors.Curry is …last_img read more

first_imgAubrey Huff is afraid of socialists, and he’s got the bullet holes to prove it.The former Giants first baseman/outfielder and current outspoken supporter of President Trump, took to Twitter Monday night to show what he and his sons were up to at the shooting range.He was preparing them in the doomsday event Bernie Sanders wins the 2020 presidential election, presumably because he believes they’ll have to use their guns against socialists, who will be trying to take them away.Getting my boys …last_img read more

first_imgIt was one of those blink-and-you’ll-miss-it announcements: LinkedIn got an unexpected boost in the middle of Apple’s two-hour keynote presentation this morning at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).(See also Apple’s WWDC 2013 Keynote: iOS7, iTunes Radio & New MacBook Airs.)In the next version of the Mac OS X operating system, dubbed Mavericks, users of Apple’s Safari browser will be able to see links shared by their LinkedIn connections, as well as the accounts they follow on Twitter.The utility seems marginal: After all, if you’re using the Safari Web browser, LinkedIn and Twitter’s websites—and a stream of links shared by your connections there—are just one click away.And there’s no reason to believe Safari’s new Shared Links feature will threaten other news-reading tools. Safari’s Reading List tool for saving articles doesn’t seem to have slowed down popular article-saving apps like Pocket or Instapaper.(See also Apple Announces Mac OS X “Mavericks.”)Read All About ItBut the move may be more important in the validation Apple is giving LinkedIn as a media-distribution service.The professional network is already a player in the news-reading game, thanks to the LinkedIn Today feature on its website and its recent acquisition of Pulse, a mobile news-reading app. But LinkedIn is still trying to get users to think of it as a place to read and share professional content, not just to update their resumes.It’s also interesting to see LinkedIn integrated into an operating system at this level—the kind of deal that’s been mostly the domain of Twitter and Facebook to date.(We asked LinkedIn for a statement about the integration, but we stopped reading when we saw that it began with the hackneyed phrase “We are excited …”) A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification owen thomas Tags:#LinkedIn#news apps#news readers#Safari#Web browsers center_img Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Related Posts The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoslast_img read more

first_imgMarathas’ claimHowever, the Marathas of Vadhu-Budruk allege that the account was “a distortion of history” and that it was their ancestors who performed Sambhaji’s final rites.Accordingly, the Marathas, along with the gram panchayat authorities, took strong objection to the plaque, saying it falsified history as there was no documented evidence.On the same day, a complaint was filed by Dalit activists against 49 persons of Vadhu Budruk village under the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act, for damaging the board, police said. The gram panchayat of Vadhu Budruk also reportedly filed a cross complaint on the matter.“The Bhima-Koregaon violence was an act of provocation carefully calculated in advance by Hindutva outfits and designed to spark tension between Mahar [Dalit] and Maratha communities,” said Santosh Shinde of the pro-Maratha Sambhaji Brigade. The Brigade submitted a memorandum to the Pune Police Commissioner demanding a CBI probe into the issue.Similarly, Sachin Mali of the Kabir Kala Manch, who was present at the time of the clashes, said the villagers of Vadhu Budruk were instigated by rightwing forces to pelt stones at Dalits during the Koregaon-Bhima celebrations.“Several thousands of Hindutva activists were assembled to wreak havoc on the occasion. What were the police doing? Why wasn’t adequate security in place when the dispute at Vadhu-Budruk broke out on December 29? There were no ambulances or adequate security in place,” Mr. Mali told The Hindu.According to him, the clashes were planned to coincide with action in several adjoining villages like Sanaswadi, Shikrapur and Perne.One person, identified as Rahul Phatangale, lost his life in the violence between two groups that was marked by pelting of stones, and several persons were left injured. Scores of vehicle, including police vans, were torched.(With inputs from PTI) RPI supporters gathered at Chembur in Mumbai protesting killing of a person at Bhima Koregaon near Pune on Monday.  The cyber crime cell of the city police issued a notification warning of “stern action against socially divisive social media posts”. Mobile phone jammers continued to be in operation in Koregaon-Bhima and surrounding villages.     Pelting of stonesCommerce and commute in several parts of Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad were thrown off-kilter as State transport buses were pelted with stones during demonstrations by Bhim Sainiks. Traffic had to to be diverted at a number of points. Traffic along the old Mumbai-Pune highway came to a grinding halt due to the demonstrations.By noon, the agitators had compelled several shops and establishments in vital parts of Pune to be shut even as curfew continued to be imposed in the village of Bhima-Koregaon and surrounding villages – the epicenter of the violence — 30 km from the city.There were reports of widespread stone-pelting in Ahmednagar district as well, with lockdowns being observed in several tehsils.Shutdowns were particularly tense in Marathwada where condemnations of the violence became violent.In Hingoli, two jeeps were burnt; a ‘Shivshahi’ AC bus of the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) was damaged in Osmanabad district; and a State transport bus was pelted with stones in Parbhani district. A massive ‘rasta roko’ was staged along the Jalna-Sindkhed road. Mumbai, Pune and several other parts of Maharashtra, remained on edge a day after clashes marred the bicentenary celebrations of the historic 1818 battle of Bhima-Koregaon that concluded on Monday.Tremors of the violence, which left one person dead near Koregaon Bhima village, were felt across several districts in western Maharashtra as well as the Marathwada and Vidarbha regions, as activists of Dalit groups, social outfits and Ambedkarite parties staged road blocks and issued condemnations of the January 1 violence.Local train services disruptedProtesters disrupted suburbs and local train services on the Harbour Line, blocked roads in several areas of Mumbai, forced shops to shut down and attacked a journalist of a television news channel.The Central Railway suspended suburban services between Kurla and Vashi on its harbour corridor and is running special services between CSMT-Kurla and Vashi-Panvel section.Section 144 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) continued to be in force across Pune, Aurangabad and other districts in Marathwada in a bid to preclude stormy clouds of a possible caste conflagration.“We have deployed two companies of the State Reserve Police Force [SRPF] along with several Quick Response Teams [QRT] of the police positioned at sensitive points in Pune city under supervision of senior police personnel,” said Commissioner of Police Rashmi Shukla.Also Read Devendra Fadnavis orders judicial inquiry into Bhima-Koregaon clashes center_img  Cause of the violenceWhile several outfits and parties issued urgent proclamations of restraint, some alleged that the violence was a carefully planned conspiracy by rightwing Hindutva groups.Organisers of the ‘Bhima-Koregaon Shauryadin Prerana Abhiyan’, a committee which held the ‘Elgaar Parishad’ on Sunday in which Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mewani and Radhika Vemula participated, alleged that the clashes were incited by right-wing outfits.According to sources, on December 29, a fierce dispute broke out between upper caste Marathas and Dalits in the village of Vadhu Budruk (around 4 km from Koregaon -Bhima) over a rudimentary plaque erected near the tomb of Govind Ganapat Gaikwad, a Dalit from the Mahar community. He is believed to have performed the final rites of the slain Maratha King Sambhaji (Shivaji’s son).Gaikwad had defied Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb to perform the last rites of Sambhaji after the latter was tortured and murdered by Aurangzeb in 1689.According to history, the Mughals had warned that whoever performed the last rites of Sambhaji would be killed, and no one stepped forward except Gaikwad. He apparently paid with his life for his deed.Also Read | Photo Credit: Emmanual Yogini How a British war memorial became a symbol of Dalit pridelast_img read more

first_imgA fake currency racket having its roots in Odisha’s Berhampur was busted by Bhubaneswar commissionerate of police on Sunday. Five persons were arrested and fake Indian currency notes of ₹2,000, ₹500, ₹200 and ₹50 denominations amounting to ₹4.65 lakh were seized from them.The arrested persons include the masterminds of the racket, Rameswar Moharana (43) and K. Ramesh (56), both hailing from Berhampur, and their associates from Khurda district — Pranam Bhoi (22), Dilip Bhoi (19) and Sarat Sahu (32).The associates revealed that the manufacturing unit was at Palur Bunglow Street in Berhampur.last_img read more