Two Donegal members of the Oireachtas were denied the full amount of one of their annual allowances last year because of their poor attendance record at Leinster House.Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty and Thomas Pringle of Independents4Change were paid less than the standard travel and accommodation allowance (TAA) for not attending the Dáil or Seanad for the required minimum of 120 days.The Houses of the Oireachtas said refunds totalling just over €9,737 were repaid by the eight members who did not achieve their full recorded attendance. Deputy Thomas PringleThe TAA is based on the distance travelled from their normal residence by Oireachtas members to Leinster House and ranges from €9,000 to members based in Dublin up to €34,065 for those in band 12 who live more than 360km away.Members must repay 1 per cent of the allowance for each day less than the required number attended, while TDs and Senators can also voluntarily choose not to accept the full allowance.Two Donegal Oireachtas members denied full allowance over poor attendance was last modified: July 8th, 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)
August 31, 2019
Kolkata: Tension prevailed at Katwa in East Burdwan after a local cable operator identified as Subhasish Mukherjee was found dead in an irrigation canal.Mukherjee was 42-year-old. According to locals, some residents of Musthuli village in Katwa saw a man lying unconscious in an irrigation canal in the village. Some of them identified Mukherjee and found that he was dead. Immediately the police was informed. Later, cops recovered the body and sent it for autopsy examination. A bicycle and a bag were found from the spot near Mukherjee’s body. The spot is almost 6 km away from his home. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseMukherjee’s family was informed by the local residents. Sleuths came to know that Mukherjee was a local cable operator. He went out of his home on Thursday evening and was missing since then. During primary investigation multiple injury marks were spotted on Mukherjee’s face and body. It is suspected that he might have been hit by a speeding car and due to the impact of the accident he went over the culvert and fell into the irrigation canal. Sleuths are also probing about if he had any business rivalry with anyone. His family members were not able say anything about his past rivalries. An unnatural death case has been initiated. If any foul play is detected, a FIR will be lodged according to the provisions of the law.
August 30, 2019
Global Entrepreneurship Week kicks off, Dabble offers lessons in landing a startup job, SCORE presents its practical guide to starting a nonprofit, the Guardian hosts the Activate conference in New York, Startup Weekend lets entrepreneurs loose with 3D printers and LASER cutters… This week’s notable news and startup events for entrepreneurs:1. It’s Global Entrepreneurship Week: Global Entrepreneurship Week is an international initiative that inspires people to realize their startup dreams. Check out activities and workshops through universities, bootcamps and community events near you. (World wide, Nov. 18 – 25)2. Want to land a job at a startup? Not everyone wants to create her own startup, and landing a job at a one can be difficult. Check out this job-search class at Dabble, where you’ll learn the in’s and out’s of marketing yourself as a desirable candidate for your dream job at a startup. (Denver, Nov. 18)3. A practical guide for starting nonprofits: Join SCORE New York City for this practical workshop that lays out the rules, regulations, challenges and strategies for building a nonprofit business. (New York City, Nov. 19)4. Get activated: The Guardian is hosting an event called Activate, which connects innovators and entrepreneurs who are using the internet to change the world, with professionals across all sectors. Get exposure at the Tech Talent Day pitch sessions, and hear informative speeches from top tier employees at companies like The New York Times, Save the Children, Amazon.com, Tumblr and more. (New York, Nov. 19 – 20)5. Amp up your spiritual fitness: Most people workout their bodies, but getting a workout routine for your mind is just as important. Learn the 15-concepts of a Spiritual Workout at the Impact HUB, from Steve Morrison, former psychotherapist turned solo-preneur. (San Francisco, Nov. 20)6. Engage with social marketing: At the Engage NYC event, attendees can expect the latest insights and best practices from world leaders in social marketing. Gain perspective on the future of the industry from analysts and content managers from notable brands like American Airlines and Intel. (New York, Nov. 21)7. Startup Weekend employs 3D printers: Startup Weekend is hosting a special Maker Edition in Toronto. Participants go through the standard 54-hour startup competition with one caveat, teams will get an opportunity to use the latest in 3D printing and LASER cutting technology to create a rapid prototype. (Toronto, Nov. 22)8. Next-gen cars in focus: Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are expected to take center stage at this week’s Los Angeles Auto Show. Honda, which recently released initial sketches of its next-generation fuel cell car, plans to launch the vehicle in the U.S. in 2015. Other makers are also expected to join the fray, as more hydrogen fueling stations come on line. (L.A., Nov. 22 – Dec. 1) Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. November 18, 2013 3 min read Register Now » Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global