Aga Rangemaster cooks up a storm in Britain but goes off the boil in Europe

first_img Share whatsapp Aga Rangemaster cooks up a storm in Britain but goes off the boil in Europe by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likezenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailPost FunGreat Songs That Artists Are Now Embarrassed OfPost FunMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorLoan Insurance WealthDolly Parton, 74, Takes off Makeup, Leaves Us With No WordsLoan Insurance WealthPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar Program Wednesday 19 November 2014 8:20 pm Aga Rangemaster warned yesterday that continued weaker trading in Europe, particularly in its French and Irish businesses, would hold back its growth for the financial year as a whole.However, the upmarket kitchen cooking range maker said its UK operations were trading well. It has been buoyed by increased activity in the UK housing market, which has been feeding through slowly into increases in spending on cookers.“For Rangemaster, UK sales growth has been central to a good performance. Our Marvel refriger­ation operation is seeing strong growth,” the company said. “Fired Earth [tiling shops] has seen high teen order growth this year, and profits are well up.”However outside the UK trading was mixed, as consu­mers remained cautious. “In particular, perform­ance from Grange, the French-based furniture operation, and Waterford Stanley, the Irish stoves led business, continues to be weak,” it added. Joseph Millis center_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Tributes paid to late Laois priest following sad passing

first_img Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Tributes paid to late Laois priest following sad passing “Since his ordination in 1967 Fr Jimmy has been a faithful servant of the people of our Diocese.“Having understanding post-graduate studies in Rome Fr Jimmy returned to the Diocese and served firstly in Thomastown and as lecturer of Ecclesiastical History in St Kieran’s College.“An academic all his life, Fr Jimmy maintained his great interest in learning and in history and he continued to pursue these while serving in the parishes of Templeorum and latterly in Conhay.“Fr Jimmy had wide circle of friends from the parishes in which he served and from the academic and historical communities.“Fr Jimmy will be sadly missed by all those who knew and loved him.“A lifetime of service to the Lord will, we pray, be rewarded.”Fr Dollard passed away suddenly, but peacefully, at St. Luke’s Hospital Kilkenny.He is deeply regretted by his brother Stephen, sister-in-law Mary, niece Ruth and her husband Ashley Palmer, cousins, especially Maureen and Peter, relatives, neighbours, many friends, former students, parishioners, Bishop of Ossory Bishop Dermot Farrell and priests of the Ossory Diocese.May he rest in peace.SEE ALSO – Gardaí seize vehicles and make several arrests on Laois roads WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Electric Picnic There was deep sadness in Cullohill following the passing of Fr James Dollard recently.Bishop of Ossory, Dermot Farrell paid tribute to the late Fr Dollard who served the people of Thomastown in Kilkenny until his death.He said: “The news of the death of Fr Jimmy Dollard was greeted with great sadness. Twitter Pinterest TAGSCullohillFr James Dollard Facebook By Megan Shiel – 6th March 2020 center_img WhatsApp Home News Tributes paid to late Laois priest following sad passing News Previous articleHigh speed broadband is coming at last – and a Laois man will deliver itNext articleHere’s your guide to the Laois U-20 footballers Leinster final clash with Dublin Megan ShielMegan is currently studying English and New Media at the University of Limerick. A Raheen native, she’s happiest when talking sport, especially soccer but just don’t mention the 2019 champions league final Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival News Twitter Facebook Pinterest Electric Picnic Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more

JPMorgan, U.S. government reach $13 billion settlement

The U.S. Justice Department Tuesday announced a record US$13 billion settlement with JPMorgan Chase & Co. for misleading investors about mortgage securities containing toxic mortgages that were sold prior to the global financial crisis. The settlement, which is the largest with a single entity in American history, will resolve federal and state civil claims arising out of the packaging, marketing, sale and issuance of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) by JPMorgan, Bear Stearns, and Washington Mutual, in the years leading up to the financial crisis. Feds launch revised insured mortgage purchase program James Langton Keywords Mortgage-backed securitiesCompanies JPMorgan Chase & Co. CMHC expands insured mortgage purchase program Of the US$13 billion deal, US$9 billion will be paid to settle federal and state civil claims by various entities related to RMBS. The firm will pay out the remaining US$4 billion to aid consumers harmed by the unlawful conduct. This relief will take various forms, including principal forgiveness, loan modification, and targeted originations. An independent monitor will be appointed to determine whether JPMorgan is satisfying its obligations. The deal also includes a statement of facts, in which JPMorgan acknowledges that it regularly represented to RMBS investors that the mortgage loans in various securities complied with underwriting guidelines. However, it says that, contrary to those representations, on a number of occasions, JPMorgan employees knew that the loans in question did not comply with those guidelines and were not otherwise appropriate for securitization — but that the loans were securitized, and the securities were sold, without disclosing this information to investors. “Without a doubt, the conduct uncovered in this investigation helped sow the seeds of the mortgage meltdown,” said U.S. attorney general, Eric Holder. “JPMorgan was not the only financial institution during this period to knowingly bundle toxic loans and sell them to unsuspecting investors, but that is no excuse for the firm’s behavior.” “The size and scope of this resolution should send a clear signal that the Justice Department’s financial fraud investigations are far from over. No firm, no matter how profitable, is above the law, and the passage of time is no shield from accountability,” he added. U.S. authorities notes that the settlement resolves only civil claims arising out of the RMBS packaged, marketed, sold and issued by JPMorgan, Bear Stearns and Washington Mutual. It does not release individuals from civil charges, nor does it release JPMorgan or any individuals from potential criminal prosecution. Additionally, as part of the settlement, JPMorgan has pledged to fully cooperate in investigations related to the conduct covered by the agreement. JPMorgan says that it is fully reserved for Tuesday’s settlement. “We are pleased to have concluded this extensive agreement with the President’s RMBS Working Group and to have resolved the civil claims of the Department of Justice and others. Today’s settlement covers a very significant portion of legacy mortgage-backed securities-related issues for JPMorgan Chase, as well as Bear Stearns and Washington Mutual,” said the firm’s chairman and CEO, Jamie Dimon. The firm notes that, between this settlement and the proposed settlement with institutional investors that was announced on Nov. 15, the company has resolved a “significant portion” of the RMBS-related civil litigation claims faced by the company, and substantially all of the claims brought by federally insured and federally controlled entities. Judge approves SEC, Citigroup regulatory settlement Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

Unions Face New Challenges in Changing Work Environment

first_imgUnions Face New Challenges in Changing Work Environment UncategorizedNovember 12, 2007 Advertisements RelatedUnions Face New Challenges in Changing Work Environment RelatedUnions Face New Challenges in Changing Work Environmentcenter_img RelatedUnions Face New Challenges in Changing Work Environment FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Prime Minister, the Hon. Bruce Golding has said that the country’s trade unions will have to, in partnership with government, adapt to a number of challenges that have changed the labour landscape.Mr. Golding, who was addressing the public session of the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU) triennial general assembly at the Jamaica Conference Centre on Saturday (Nov. 10), said the profile of the work landscape is shifting, with statistics showing that there are fewer persons now employed in the goods producing sectors. In 1987, he noted, some 449,000 persons were employed in the sector, and this figure now stands at 394,000.With this decline attributable to displacement of workers through closures and downsizing, Mr. Golding said, many of the persons who were formerly employed in the sector are now involved in ther “unpredictable” income-earning activities. These persons he said, have therefore “left the grasp of the trade union movement”, and this poses a serious challenge to the unions, not just in terms of its membership base, but also how it operates. Mr. Golding said that this has led the trade unions to examine issues of adaptation and its relevance and role in this new environment.The Prime Minister also pointed to changes at the bargaining table, noting that negotiations often had to be more concerned with job security rather than improved pay and working conditions. He said with security of employment under stress, workers and the unions representing them now had to decide what sacrifices they were prepared to make, to secure jobs.Prime Minister Golding further said that formerly, the local labour force was protected by the prevention of the entry of foreign goods into the local market. However, he pointed out that the country now operates in a borderless world where new international trading arrangements have made this exclusivity impossible.“We have a serious challenge to look at how we are going to fit into this new scheme of things,” he remarked, adding that not only does Jamaica have difficulty penetrating the external markets, but is also being challenged locally, by the influx of imported goods.All of this, the Prime Minister said, has made the country no longer among a select list of investment-attractive destinations, and instead, with global competitiveness intensifying, Jamaica is now one of a much larger list of possibilities for investments. “It means that we have to make ourselves more attractive. We have to do what is necessary to improve the environment for business, and improve the environment for productivity,” he said. Assistant General Secretary of the BITU, Kavan Gayle was unanimously endorsed as the new president of the BITU.last_img read more

CU-Boulder College Of Engineering Names Two New Associate Deans

first_imgUniversity of Colorado at Boulder Professors John Bennett and Stein Sture have been appointed associate deans for the College of Engineering and Applied Science, effective at the start of the fall semester. The appointments, announced by engineering Dean Robert Davis, complete the formation of the college’s new leadership team. Davis began his appointment as dean of the college on July 1. Bennett will serve as associate dean for education, providing leadership in modernization of the curriculum, student programs, initiatives for enhanced learning, program assessment and outreach. He also will manage funds for educational enhancement, evaluate faculty teaching contributions and oversee educational facilities and technologies in the college. Sture will serve as associate dean for research, which includes assisting faculty with major proposals and initiatives, working with other campus and university initiatives in interdisciplinary research, visiting funding agencies and corporations, communicating and promoting funding opportunities to faculty and representing the college’s research capabilities and interests to the community.  He also will manage research enhancement and equipment funds, evaluate faculty research contributions and oversee college research facilities. “John and Stein bring considerable experience, vision and leadership as we work together to promote excellence in both education and research,” said Davis. “Our goals are to promote faculty excellence in synergistic teaching and research, and to develop student excellence through their involvement in active learning.” James Avery, who was associate dean for academic affairs, and Melvyn Branch, who served as associate dean for research and administration, are stepping down. “I want to thank both of the outgoing associate deans for their many contributions to the college over the last few years,” Davis said. Bennett is a professor of computer science and holds a joint appointment in electrical and computer engineering. He joined the CU-Boulder faculty in 2000 after teaching at Rice University for 11 years, including four years during which he also served as master of Richardson College. While at Rice, Bennett pioneered a course in engineering design for engineering majors as well as non-majors, which has been emulated at several other universities and high schools. He received the Keck Foundation National Award for Engineering Teaching Excellence for his work on the course. He directed a grant from the R.J.R. Reynolds Next Century School Fund for introducing advanced material in age appropriate formats to elementary schools and is a faculty mentor for CU’s Faculty Teaching Excellence Program. Sture has been a professor of civil engineering at CU-Boulder since 1980. After receiving his doctorate from the University of Colorado he served on the faculty at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University for three and one-half years before returning to CU-Boulder. Sture has served as chair of the department of civil, environmental and architectural engineering and associate director of the Center for Space Construction. His research interests are in solid mechanics, computational mechanics and geotechnical engineering and he has received more than $10 million in research funding, primarily from NASA and the National Science Foundation. Sture has received several awards including the American Society of Civil Engineer’s Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize in 1990 and the Richard R. Torrens Award in 2000. Published: Sept. 8, 2002 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

CU-Boulder Chancellor To Meet With Fort Collins, Greeley Officials Sept. 28 As Part Of Northern Colorado Tour

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Philip DiStefano, interim chancellor of the University of Colorado at Boulder, will meet with Fort Collins and Greeley officials Sept. 28 as part of a one-day northern Colorado tour. Joining DiStefano will be Professor Peter Boag, chair of the history department, Associate Professor Rich Wobbekind of the Leeds School of Business and director of the Business Research Division, and biology Professor David Armstrong. DiStefano, who was dean of CU-Boulder’s School of Education before becoming provost and interim chancellor, will meet with officials from Colorado State University, the University of Northern Colorado, area school districts and other organizations to solicit input on academic programs of importance to northern Colorado. He also will provide information about CU-Boulder’s faculty outreach programs, opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students and CU-Boulder’s activities in northern Colorado, including its cooperative programs with CSU, UNC and other northern Colorado organizations. “I am interested in hearing from people in northern Colorado about how CU-Boulder can better serve their needs through education, research and outreach,” said DiStefano. “I also want to remind people of the positive resources of the university — and all of our universities — that benefit the entire state, from creating an educated populace to driving innovation in technology and new businesses that benefit the state as a whole.” In addition to meeting with local officials, DiStefano will host a breakfast in Fort Collins at 7:30 a.m. for CU-Boulder alumni and parents of current students at CSU’s Alumni Center, 645 S. Shields. DiStefano will end the day with a dinner in Greeley for local alumni and parents at 6 p.m. in the Union Colony Civic Center, 701 10th Ave. For information about the events, call (303) 492-8908. Last June, DiStefano toured the Western Slope including Grand Junction, Montrose, Durango and Steamboat Springs. Published: Sept. 21, 2005 last_img read more

The Effect of Oak and Grape Tannins in the First Year…

first_imgAdvertisementBy Barbara BarrielleMarco BertacciniAs country manager for AEB North America, Italian-born Marco Bertaccini, was challenged to expand AEB’s market beyond the yeast additions they had successfully marketed widely in Italy and throughout Europe.“When we (AEB) arrived in North America in 2002, tannins were the new technology, and we have done well with it here,” explains Bertaccini.A former winemaker, Bertaccini is driven to experiment with wine additives and the products he presents to his clients. To this end, in 2015, he received a ton of excess Pinot Noir grapes from Lodi that winemaker George Natsis donated for a bench trial. The trial would test several different tannin additives on one base wine, a control plus four batches treated with the different tannins, and then consistently taste the five samples throughout the year after bottling.Natsis, a longtime customer of AEB, is a fan of tannins and was happy to help run the test. “First, it (tannin additives) gives you a controlled influence over the wine,” Says Natsis. “If compared to cellar technique, which is reliant on tying up tanks and fermenters to obtain a similar result, the use of tannins allows you to be more efficient throughout the harvest period, and it allows you to capture the finest nuances without compromising quality.”George NatsisFor the bench trial, Bertaccini made the Pinot Noir and then, putting aside one batch as the control wine, added tannins imparting the following flavors to four additional examples; French Oak medium toast, American Oak medium toast, American Oak high toast, and grape skin tannins. All wines were treated the same and were aged in mixed barrels with the different tannin additions being the sole distinguishing factor.After bottling the wines in Fall of 2017, Bertaccini opened the first of the test wines for the AEB holiday party later that year. Immediately, it was apparent that the control bottle, without any tannin additives, was the best wine of the group. It was vibrant and drinkable while the wine with the Protan Peel, or grape skin tannin additive was too dry and astringent and not pleasant to drink. The other three wines fell in the middle.Throughout the year, Bertaccini and others who participated in the project at AEB, tasted the different bottles and made notes on the development of the wines. Recently, at the one-year mark, Bertaccini and those involved, tasted the five wines again.“I like European style wines, rustic wines like those in Italy,” said Bertaccini. “What we found now was that the Protan Peel additive was by far the better wine. The tannin additive allowed extra maceration and the skins and seeds combined with the oak made for extra phenolics, flavanols and softer tannins.”When asked if he expected the results found in Bertaccini’s bench test, Claudio Basei, Director of Winemaking and General Manager of Cacciatore Fine Wines, said, “the outcome is what I expected with the proanthocyanin (Protan Peel) tannin giving the best results in protecting aromas and color over time, buffering the natural oxidative processes.”Claudio BaseiBasei is also a fan of tannin additives, “I use tannins across the board in my winemaking protocols, different types for different objectives. There are multiple benefits depending on the tannin being used; including preserving the endogenous tannins (the natural ones present in the wine) thanks to exogenous (the one added), which are precipitating in the complex tannin-protein. Tannin additives also fix and stabilize color, enhance polymerization (large chains-soft tannins), protect from oxidation, and increase structure.”Basei summarizes his approach to winemaking using additives, “I always conceived and practiced my winemaking around ’old-tradition‘ concepts from the vineyard to the cellar, in which the latest technologies and biotechnologies are tools to maximize what nature gives us.”Bertaccini looks forward to performing more tests to compare how tannins affect wine over time, using different varietals and other types of tannin additives.George Natsis concurs, “I have been producing wine for 15 years, I was introduced to AEB’s products around 2004, as a means of curtailing the high cost of barrels to obtain a viable and cost-effective cased goods program. I am a firm believer in tannins and adjunct products to remain competitive in the wine industry. Technology has brought about benefits that were not otherwise available to wineries, therefore, I am versed in old world technique, but with modern day tech to accomplish production goals,” concludes Natsis.Bertacinni will lead the session and trail tasting on The Effect of Oak and Grape Tannins in the First Year of Aging with winemakers Basei, Natsis, and Susy Vasquez at the 7th Annual North Coast Wine Industry Expo Conference and Trade Show held at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Thursday December 6, 2018. For more information visit Email TAGSAEB USABarbara BarrielleClaudio BaseifeaturedGeorge NatsisMarco BertacciniNorth Coast Wine Industry ExpotanninsWIN Expo Home Wine Business Editorial The Effect of Oak and Grape Tannins in the First Year of…Wine Business EditorialThe Effect of Oak and Grape Tannins in the First Year of AgingBy Editor – November 15, 2018 395 0 Linkedin Twitter Previous articleNew Seismic Safety Tray Makes Barrel Rooms SaferNext articleMany New Items for the Tasting Room from TopNest Designs Editor Pinterest Facebook ReddIt Sharelast_img read more

Godrej Group, VCRC and ICMR organise conclave on malaria elimination

first_img Related Posts Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Stakeholders from public, private and social enterprises took part in the conclaveGodrej Group in partnership with the Vector Control Research Center (VCRC), Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) recently organised a conclave, ‘Achieving a malaria-free India’, in Mumbai. Stakeholders representing thought leaders from government, academia, private sector and social and non-profit organisations, discussed the need and merits of partnerships and collaborations in achieving a malaria-free India.The key highlight of the conclave was a panel discussion on ‘Partnerships and Collaborations towards achieving malaria-free India’. Discussions on India’s current challenges, lessons from the past, the merits and challenges of partnerships, roles and responsibilities of different stakeholders and concrete next steps to make the vision a reality were discussed.The panel comprised Prof Dr Sabesan, Senior Consultant, VCRC; Dr Anup Anvikar, National Institute of Malaria Research (NIMR); Shireen Mistree, India Health Fund, Tata Trusts; Neeraj Jain, Country Director, India, PATH and Vivek Gambhir, MD, Godrej Consumer Products; Indrajit Gupta, Director and Co-founder, Founding Fuel moderated the panel.In his opening remarks, Adi Godrej, Chairman, Godrej Group, said, “Our Health Ministry has endorsed the goal of achieving a malaria-free India by 2030. Given the scale of the vision outlined, the importance of partnerships and collaborations is paramount. In line with this, our conclave aimed to create and facilitate impactful conversations on malaria elimination among key thought leaders from the ecosystem.”The Chief Guest of the conclave, Dr Shampa Nag, Project Director, Caritas India, said, “Partnerships and collaborations present continuous opportunities within the ambit of multi-sectoral approach. They act as catalysing factors for bridging the physical and behavioural barriers and enabling the motivators/influencers to expand application of interventions as well as strengthening community systems alongside extending support to improve overall health systems. Leveraging distinctive strengths of stakeholders, the National Vector Borne Disease Control Program (NVBDCP), civil society organisations and corporate sector, donor & partner agencies, and others should reaffirm the commitment to advance our common elimination vision.”The conclave saw meaningful deliberations on malaria elimination, including: individual paper presentations by students of VCRC on different aspects of vector borne diseases; a presentation on Godrej Consumer Products’ pilot project EMBED by Dr Vikas Goswami, Head Sustainability, Good & Green, Godrej Industries and Associate Companies and Dr Bitra George, Country Head, India, FHI 360. Prof Dr S Sabesan unveiled a research paper on ‘Public Private Partnership (PPP) towards malaria elimination in India’. By salil sule on August 8, 2017 Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Read Article Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19”center_img MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Godrej Group, VCRC and ICMR organise conclave on malaria elimination Share WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals News Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025last_img read more

Laughing Matters – What Trump Should Do With His “Blank” Strap

first_img Comments are closed. HomeOpinionColumnsLaughing Matters – What Trump Should Do With His “Blank” Strap Oct. 11, 2019 at 6:00 amColumnsFeaturedGovernmentLaughing MattersNewsPoliticsLaughing Matters – What Trump Should Do With His “Blank” StrapJack Neworth2 years agofraudulent Trump UniversityNixon drunkTrump jock strapTrump Nixon ImpeachmentsTrump Travis BickleTrump Temper Tantrum Lately there have been numerous comparisons of Richard Nixon and Donald Trump. For starters, both Republicans faced impeachment inquiries and both appeared to have mental health issues. Nixon, for example, in his final days as President, drank excessively. Trump shuns alcohol but once admitted, “I’d be the world’s worst if I drank.”(He’s pretty close, as is.)Back to Nixon, on August, 7, 1974, the inebriated president begged Henry Kissinger to kneel and join him in praying to the paintings of former presidents. Reluctantly, Kissinger complied. (Imagine Nixon’s reaction if suddenly Henry had begun rocking back and forth, davening.)Ironically, Trump’s many incoherent ramblings seem exactly like an obnoxious, loud drunk at the end of the bar. Last week Trump hosted the Finnish President, Sauli Niinistö, who witnessed a Trump tantrum firsthand.Niinistö, had to endure Trump’s rambling and vicious attacks on the press. Niinistö was cool and collected, though, at times, he looked like he longed for it all to be over. (Boy, can I relate.) However it only got worse and ended with what seemed like Trump’s doing Robert DeNiro in “Taxi Driver.”The target of Trump’s unbridled wrath was Reuters White House reporter, Jeff Mason, who refused to be bullied. “What favor did you want from the President of Ukraine” “Are you talking to me?” Trump responded, barely able to contain his anger.In a tone resembling Travis Bickle, the violent Vietnam War vet taxi driver, Trump all but ordered Mason to ask Niinistö a question. It was obvious he did so to dodge the question directed at him. (For Trump supporters name one other POTUS who has ever engaged in these tantrums, which, in this instance, ran 17 very painful and embarrassing minutes.)Of course, Niinistö may have already had a rather unfavorable opinion of Trump who, in November, 2018, claimed the Finish President counseled him that to avoid forest fires in California “We should sweep the forest floors.” Naturally, it’s beyond absurd to compare the two climates as Finland extends all the way to the Arctic Circle. In addition, Niinistö, who would seem to have no ax to grind, no pun intended, adamantly said no such conversation took place.This week’s column title is in reference to when Trump tore into Congressman Adam Schiff for disrespecting Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. “You know, there’s an expression, ‘he couldn’t carry his ‘blank’ strap.” Keep in mind, minutes earlier Trump had tweeted “BULLSHIT.”In the past, things Trump has tweeted were “bullshit” include: Robert Mueller’s report, climate change, the Oscars and a New Yorker story about the late and disgraced Roger Ailes. (Which, was 100% true.) But this was the first time Trump has tweeted BULLSHIT in all caps. And yet, a suddenly prudish Donald refused to say “jock strap.” Go figure.This brings me full circle to the comparison of Trump to Nixon, who despite his criminal behavior, revered the office and history of the presidency. Proudly, it seems, Trump doesn’t read and the only history he knows is what he sees on Fox News. Nixon knew what was expected of the president, knew he had fallen horribly short and thus tried to cover it up. Trump, it appears, could care less about what’s expected of an American President. Nixon tried to deny his criminal behavior in a cover up, whereas Trump seems to say in public, “Yeah, I did it. So what?”Nixon was raised in near poverty, worked hard and served in the Navy during WW2. Trump was born with a silver spoon in his butt, never worked unless you call coning people work and dodged the military with what was in all likelihood a fictitious bone spurt, so bogus he couldn’t remember on which foot he supposedly had it.And now Trump is on a made-up anti-corruption mission and is asking foreign nations, including our adversaries to help in this contrived cause. Remarkably, in the entire world, the only supposed corruption he’s found is that of a political rival. Go figure.But every once in a while Trump, the self described “chosen one,” and “stable genius” who has “great and unmatched wisdom,” tells the truth. Keep in mind he paid $25 million to settle the fraudulent Trump University case, it’s fitting he recently said, “I’m all about corruption.”As of a few days ago, Trump is subjecting our allies, the Kurds, to being massacred by the Turks. Apparently, his reason is, “They didn’t help us at Normandy.” Say what?! So do we abandon Japan, Italy and Germany?Trump’s disastrous withdrawal from Syria is receiving vehement bi-partisan castigation. Even a Fox News poll reveals “51% of the country want him removed from office.” Poor, little Donnie. It seems the least he should be allowed to do is say “jock strap.”Jack is at:, and [email protected] :fraudulent Trump UniversityNixon drunkTrump jock strapTrump Nixon ImpeachmentsTrump Travis Bickleshare on Facebookshare on Twittershow 1 comment October 11, 2019 at 10:15 AM As bad as Nixon was, Trump is much, much worse. Lest we forget, Kissinger may be a war criminal and it is said that he can’t travel outside the United States for fear he will be arrested. 1 Comment Don Bay says: Jack Neworthview all postsPerson with measles visited Erewhon Market in Santa Monica this weekReed Park prepares for ‘The MOVEMENT’You Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall7 hours agoColumnsOpinionYour Column HereBring Back Library ServicesGuest Author13 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor18 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press18 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press18 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson18 hours agolast_img read more

Council considers whether fire service should accompany ambulances to major emergencies

first_img Twitter 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn WhatsApp Council considers whether fire service should accompany ambulances to major emergencies Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder Twitter Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist center_img Homepage BannerNews By News Highland – July 26, 2017 Previous articleGovernment must incentivise growth in Donegal – Liam DohertyNext articleProgress urged on Letterkenny – Burtonport Greenway News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Facebook An Inishowen Councillor is calling on the HSE to change its protocols so that every time an emergency call is made for an ambulance to attend a road collision, the fire brigade is called out at the same time.The motion was put forward at the latest sitting of Donegal County Council but the Councils response was that it may be a waste of valuable resources that could be needed elsewhere.The Chief Executive of Donegal County Council Seamus Neely however did agree to discuss the proposal wthe the fire and ambulance services.Cllr Martin McDermott says that’s an important conversation………….Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Facebook Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Cladylast_img read more