Poor Doug

first_imgWoodland Hills Lay and Skilling Re: “Enron execs Skilling, Lay convicted of conspiracy” (May 26): Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling convicted: finally, some justice in this country. Now to stop this from ever happening again, don’t sent them to Club Fed; let them serve their time with the general population in Huntsville. – Alan N. Toffel Palmdale Spinning too fast “New Gore, same old alarmist” (Their Opinions, May 29): I wasn’t aware that Rich Lowry is a leading authority on global warming or that Jason Lee Steorts and the National Review is a scientific publication. Sounds like “global spinning.” Al Gore has been studying global warming for 20 years and to suggest that he doesn’t know what he’s talking about is inane and inept. Why should we believe you when you have no authority on the subject? Al won the popular vote in 2000, not you. I think you’re off your axis. Lastly, what’s the condition of the West Antarctic ice sheet? Stop spinning so fast, you might fall off. – Erik Eskelin Woodland Hills Oropeza responds Re: “Voter power” (Our Opinions, May 25): Regarding your editorial on Assembly passage of AB 2459, which would ensure signature gatherers for initiatives are California residents: Contrary to what was reported, current law precludes those outside California from collecting initiative signatures. Corporate interests, however, have found ingenious ways to circumvent the intent of our elections law. My measure simply seeks to close those loopholes. In a political climate influenced by professional signature gatherers and paid political consultants, the current initiative process mainly empowers well-financed, special-interest groups and large corporations. Unfortunately, the initiative process itself is now corrupt and is in need of reform because those with deep pockets can overwhelm the concerns of our friends, family and neighbors. Californians deserve better. – Jenny Oropeza Assemblywoman 55th District Same old (neo)cons Rich Lowry’s May 29 column, “New Gore, same old alarmist,” criticizes Al Gore for supposedly “leaving out inconvenient facts” and relies extensively on an article by Jason Lee Steorts in the National Review. But it’s neocons Lowry and Steorts who have cherry-picked their facts. For example, they note that while in Greenland warmer temperatures are causing ice to melt at the edges, ice is building up in the interior – thus portraying the total ice melt as insignificant and Gore’s concern for global warming excessive. But they fail to reveal what the scientists of the original study cited by Steorts emphasize: “The thinning of the margins and growth in the interior Greenland is an expected response to increased temperatures and more precipitation in a warmer climate.” – Russell Lynn Woodland Hills Get your feet wet Re: “And a raise” (Your Opinions, May 25): I welcome Tim O’Brien to take on a teaching position. There is a shortage of teachers. He can come to Hale Middle School in Woodland Hills and volunteer in my classroom just to get his feet wet. Hopefully, he won’t drown in the paperwork, parental neglect, administrative incompetence or the lack of educational values by identified populations of students. If I was a baby sitter, $56,652 a year would be a nice salary. – Barbara Herman Chatsworth Christian mythology Re: “True to the original” (Your Opinions, May 26): Warren Thompson claims, “The Gospel writers were eyewitnesses to Jesus’ life and words, or were associates of the disciples. Even the most liberal among secular and religious biblical scholars agree that the Gospels were written within 70 years of the events they describe.” This is simply not true. Prevailing thoughts amongst biblical scholars say that 70 A.D. is the earliest any of the Gospels may have been written, and that at least some may have been written in the second century A.D. Most now also discount the notion that the authors were eyewitnesses or associates of eyewitnesses, as was once claimed. The notion that the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John were eyewitness accounts is simply a case of Christian mythology. – David Holland Northridge Healthy profits California workers’ compensation insurance companies are raking in their healthiest profits in 30 years. All this while most workers’ benefits after a job injury are way down with treatment being habitually denied and vocational retraining having been discontinued for 2004 and later injuries. The governor, Sen. Chuck Poochigian and other gleeful politicians should note that when it comes to voters, there are more workers in California than there are insurance companies. May it not be long before injured workers can once again pay their mortgages, rent and food bills. – Emil Henen Santa Clarita Not in private sector Re: “And a raise” (Your Opinions, May 25): Tim O’Brien asks the question about the teachers seeking a pay raise, “Who gets those read more

GAA: TIR CHONAILL GAELS BEAT KERRY EXILES TO CLAIM TITLE

first_imgDONEGAL are definitely on a winning streak after the Tir Chonaill Gaels won the London Senior Championship title with a convincing win over Kerry’s exiles.The final result from the Danny Sullivan & Sons Ltd London Senior Football Championship Final Tir Chonaill Gaels 1-15 Kingdom-Kerry Gaels 1-8So it’s not just Jimmy Winning Matches! What away for the Donegal exiles to celebrate their 50th anniversary! GAA: TIR CHONAILL GAELS BEAT KERRY EXILES TO CLAIM TITLE was last modified: October 15th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: TIR CHONAILL GAELS BEAT KERRY EXILES TO CLAIM TITLElast_img

DONEGAL WIND FARM CONCERNS GO GLOBAL AS DOCTOR WARNS OF HEALTH CONCERNS

first_imgDONEGAL’S wind farm concerns have gone global, with an Australian organisation warning of health concerns.Donegal County Council wants to designate 2,300 townlands in the county as being preferred for wind farm development – that’s half of Donegal.But a rural GP near Melbourne, an advisor to a group which opposes wind farms on medical grounds, has contacted donegaldaily.com to urge people here to fight against the turbine developments. There is so much concern in Australia that the country’s Senate is holding investigations.The Waubra Foundation is a national organisation formed to facilitate “properly reviewed, independent research into the health problems which have been identified by residents living near wind turbines and other industrial sites which may have common cause.”Dr Sarah Laurie told us: “It is important that people realise that there are many doctors internationally who are really concerned about this, as well as acousticians.“A well informed community can really make life difficult for the planners who make these decisions as well as the developers. “They need to understand there is sufficient information out in the public domain to put them on legal notice that there are  some serious health problems emerging with this technology, and that it has not been properly tested or studied.“There are NO studies showing that these turbines do not cause any impact on the nearby population including turbine hosts, and an increasing number of adverse health events being reported which show that they do have a negative impact.”We also recommend viewing our DVD which is downloadable and burnable from the following website: http://www.wind-watch.org/video-waubra.php.For more go to http://www.waubrafoundation.com.au. DONEGAL WIND FARM CONCERNS GO GLOBAL AS DOCTOR WARNS OF HEALTH CONCERNS was last modified: May 29th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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 WIND FARM CONCERNS GO GLOBAL AS DOCTOR WARNS OF HEALTH CONCERNSlast_img

SADNESS AS JOE BROLLY’S KIDNEY DONATION FAILS

first_imgJoe and ShaneGAA PUNDIT Joe Brolly’s kidney has been removed from pal Shane Finnegan after medical complications set in.Mr Finnegan received a kidney from Mr Brolly during an operation at Guys Hospital in London on 3 October.In a statement, the Belfast Trust said after initially functioning well, complications had developed. The kidney was removed from Mr Finnegan last Friday, October 12.“This is a rare and unfortunate occurrence after kidney transplantation, (most kidneys from a living donor work successfully for many years),” the statement said.“Whilst both families are naturally devastated, they are hugely encouraged by the massive wave of goodwill and support from the community and the resultant increased public awareness of the critical importance of organ donation.“Mr Finnegan is confident that with the continued support of family and friends he will be home soon and able to resume a full family and work life.” The trust said both men were very keen to support its campaign for organ donation and had agreed to spearhead a drive to increase the number of donors.“For both men and their families, this has been a life affirming experience,” the statement added.Mr Finnegan, who works for a Belfast public relations firm, had been waiting for a transplant for over six years.Mr Brolly, a popular barrister who lives in east Belfast, and Mr Finnegan both coach an under-10 side at St Brigid’s GAC in Belfast, where both men’s sons play. SADNESS AS JOE BROLLY’S KIDNEY DONATION FAILS was last modified: October 15th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:SADNESS AS JOE BROLLY’S KIDNEY DONATION FAILSlast_img

FORMER FINN HARPS STAR SIGNS FOR DERRY CITY

first_imgDerry City have signed Donegal man Sean Houston from Bray Wanderers on a one-year contract.The 23-year-old Letterkenny midfielder has previously played with Finn Harps and UCD in the League of Ireland.Meanwhile City midfielder Barry McNamee is currently on trial with Nottingham Forest. Recently, left-winger Stephen McLaughlin had a one week training stint at the City Ground, amid reports Forest are keen to establish a closer relationship with the Candystripes.The capture of Houston is manager Declan Devine’s second signing since City won the FAI Cup last month. FORMER FINN HARPS STAR SIGNS FOR DERRY CITY was last modified: December 6th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:FORMER FINN HARPS STAR SIGNS FOR DERRY CITYlast_img

DWP may delay 3.8% water-rate hike

first_imgRising demand for hydroelectric energy may boost revenues to the city Department of Water and Power by as much as $10 million and delay a planned request for a 3.8 percent water-rate hike next year, officials said Tuesday. Natural gas prices spiked after the Gulf Coast hurricanes, driving up demand for hydroelectric power and making the water that the DWP supplies to small plants more valuable. Officials estimate the utility could gain an additional $5 million to $10 million in revenue, which might offset the need for a water-rate hike. “As long as that’s up at that level, … the need for the rate increase has been reduced,” said Ron Deaton, general manager of the DWP. Deaton cautioned, however, that volatile natural gas prices could necessitate a power rate hike at some point. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The department plans hikes of 3.2 and 3.9 percent for each of the next five years to operate the water system, although the increases are on hold pending an outside financial review of the utility. Now the DWP is considering holding off on seeking the 3.8 percent hike planned for January. “To the extent that gas prices skyrocket, the revenue coming to the water system goes up,” said Robert Rozanski, the DWP’s chief administrative officer. But Rozanski cautioned that the revenue stream is unreliable because the water quantity depends on weather fluctuations. And natural gas prices, while currently high, can change drastically. Members of the Board of Water and Power Commissioners tied possible rate hikes to the increased scrutiny they have promised for the department’s spending. At a workshop Tuesday on the DWP budget, the commissioners sifted through the utility’s financial data and signaled their intention to trim nonessential spending. “Before we raise rates, and I speak for myself, we are going deep into that stuff,” said Commissioner Nick Patsaouras. Patsaouras requested more information about spending on marketing, public relations, lobbying, legal representation, subscriptions and sponsorships, while the commission president, Mary Nichols, pointed to a contract with a mediator that has lasted for 15 years. Deaton said that, as officials review such spending, there will be differing views of what is discretionary. For example, he said, he considers the lobbyists who represent the DWP in Sacramento and Washington to be essential. “What are the items you would be embarrassed by if you saw them in the paper?” Nichols said. “Those are what could be defined as discretionary.” Dan Laidman, (213) 978-0390 dan.laidman@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

JUDGE JAILS DONEGAL MAN OVER FOUR LANTERNS ATTACK

first_imgJudge Kelly: Jailed McBride for three monthsA JUDGE rejected pleas for clemency from a lawyer after hearing a man on assault charges has 22 previous convictions.Bernard McBride, who is 35 and from 50 Lough Fern Heights in Milford had told Gardai “it would take more than you boys to move me” when officers went to an altercation at the Four Lanterns in Letterkenny in the early hours of June 30 this year. Inspector David Murphy told Letterkenny District Court that McBride was aggressive and abusive to officers, assaulting another man during the altercation.He said McBride had 22 previous convictions, four of them for assault.Defence solicitor Patsy Gallagher said his client had been out until the early hours of the morning and had been drinking.“Drink doesn’t do well with him,” said the solicitor, who pleaded for leniency in the case.But Judge Paul Kelly told the court: “This man has four previous assault convictions for which he was treated very leniently. He hasn’t got the message about this sort of behaviour.“He has run out of rope as far as I’m concerned.”Judge Kelly jailed McBride for three months for the Section 3 assault.He also fined him €200 for being drunk and disorderly.JUDGE JAILS DONEGAL MAN OVER FOUR LANTERNS ATTACK was last modified: December 10th, 2013 by John2Share 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:assaultBernard McBridedonegalFour LanternsjailLetterkenny CourtmcbrideMilfordlast_img

Watch: Falcarragh man is knee deep in snowstorm!

first_imgThe beast from the east has well and truly hit Donegal!By Chris CannonIn Falcarragh, Ronan Cannon struggled to walk through the field at the back of his house earlier today showing how heavily the weather has affected the county. The severity of the snow is described to be a once in a generation event.Despite some news outlets in the country stating that Donegal didn’t really get hit, the footage from this video shows clearly that the county has indeed had a major snow fall – and some, in the case of Ronan at least, are knee deep in the stuff!Watch: Falcarragh man is knee deep in snowstorm! was last modified: March 1st, 2018 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

QPR round-up: New signing, exits close, Stoke City man eyed, winger offer considered

first_imgWest London Sport recently revealed that Tjaronn Chery, Sandro, and Sebastian Polter were on the way out of QPR – and on Monday revealed that two of those moves are on the verge of being completed.Sandro is set to finalise a move to Antalyaspor after completing a medical at the Turkish club.And Polter is set to return to his native Germany after a deal was agreed to sell the striker to Union Berlin.Meanwhile, Rangers have signed forward Danny Rowe on a free transfer from Leicester.Embed from Getty ImagesWest London Sport recently revealed that Rowe, who has been given a contract until the end of the season, was on trial with the R’s.Rangers are now looking at another trialist – Stoke City’s Kosovo-born teenage defender Kosovar Sadiki.Both Rowe, 20, and Sadiki, 18, played on Monday for QPR’s development side, who lost 3-1 against Bristol City.Embed from Getty ImagesWest London Sport also recently revealed that Rangers were looking to sign Bristol City winger Luke Freeman and take Brighton’s Kazenga LuaLua on loan.The club are now considering making another offer for Freeman after having one rejected.   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img