Our motoring man Brian McDaid was down at Diver’s Hyundai Showroom this week in Letterkenny doing a bit of window shopping to see what ’s new for 2019 as he got behind the wheel of the latest in the ever popular Hyundai Tucson range. As the winter evenings close in and the weather gets miserable there was a nice feeling of security from the raised driving position of the new Facelift Hyundai Tucson which was recently introduced to the range with more than just good looked to offer as we headed off for a test drive in the High spec demonstration model which Terence Diver has presently registered and on the road for customers to test drive before the new year.All-new power plant. Advertisement The new Tucson Hyundai 1.6 diesel engine, which replaces the old 1.7 unit, is boasting an increase in performance and economy. On the road, the new Tucson feels lively on the road which is very well matched to it six-speed gearbox.At times it feels a little too lively but the cars onboard system will soon remind you that you are exceeding the local speed limits with a visual message followed by an audible warning.It’s only when you get behind the wheel of Hyundai that you realise how many more Hyundai that are on the roads in Letterkenny.Even the Garda are all running around the town in Hyundai ’s these days and I trust that they were looking with admiration at the latest face-lift model of the Hyundai rather than looking at the way I was driving it. Advertisement Luxury interior. The Hyundai Tucson which we tested this week came with an all leather soft grey interior complete with a hand-stitched leather steering wheel.Everything on the car interior controls is so well placed and had an ease of operations, even the power button handbrake works a treat once you let yourself believe in it.On our photo shoot out at the Gartan Outdoor Pursuit Centre, we had the all-new Tucson pictured in a lovely backdrop of the last of Autumn leaves, which seem to perfectly suit the Hyundai SUV pedigree and with the help of the standard reversing camera and the parking and reversing sensors made sure that we didn’t reverse Terence’s new Tucson into one of Gartan’s massive trees.Our pre-new year drive in the latest offering from Hyundai of the Tucson was very enjoyable. This latest model has evolved in style and development to keep up to speed with the benchmark that Hyundai has reached as one of the best sellers in it sectors over the last few years since it replaced the i35 in 2016. Add to this all the safety features that Hyundai have like lane departure warning and self-steering. Things are looking very good for 2019 with Hyundai and Terence and his team as there prepare to get ready for the January sales.Last of the Listeners. At the Funeral Mass at St. Eunan’s Cathedral for the Late Patsy Hamilton the priest talked briefly about a quality that the Late Patsy Hamilton had – the art of listening.He was referring to listening in a conversation, but I couldn’t help but think that Patsy was listening all his life. Today its plug-in computers rolling roads and central processing units. But the genius that was the late Patsy Hamilton, could roll that all into one by simply listening to a Beetle engine running.The late Patsy Hamilton pictured in his workshop earlier this year beside a 1971 VW Beetle which he was working on. Photo Brian McDaidPatsy once told me there was a sound that Beetle engine made nearly like breathing that the air-cooled flat four Volkswagen beetle engine would make when it was running sweet.It was a sound that Patsy would listen for when he would be adjusting the timing or running the carburettor.This week Letterkenny and the larger circle of Volkswagen Beetle loving public said goodbye to Patsy Hamilton who sadly passed away this week.Patsy recently celebrated his 80th birthday and by sad coincidence, the man who was famously known as the go-to man for all things Beetle and Volkswagen air-cooled camper vans, it was the very same year the cornerstone was laid for the production of the very first Beetle and Patsy’s untimely death this week coincides with the news that Volkswagen are ending the production of the latest version of the beetle for good.On Wednesday morning, Patsy Hamilton made his last trip out over the Old Town Bridge. A classic Volkswagon Beetle belonging to Hugo Thompson from Rathmullen lead the funeral possession on his way to his final place of rest. But the memory of the genius of Patsy, who could make them old VW flat four sing, will never be forgotten.Rest in peace PatsyDD Motoring: Tucson turns on the style for 2019 was last modified: November 7th, 2018 by Brian McDaidShare 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:beetleBrian McDaiddd motoringmotorsvolkswagen
Share This!Magical Dining Month, an Orlando-area event, runs from August 23 to September 30, 2019. At participating restaurants, for $35 per person, you can enjoy a three-course prix-fixe dinner. Although Disney-owned restaurants do not participate in this, many third-party restaurants at the Walt Disney World resort do. One restaurant that is participating this year is Paddlefish at Disney Springs.Here’s what you can find on the Magical Dining Month Menu.Appetizer (choose one)Fried Green Tomatoes (elote, queso fresco, remoulade)Ahi Poke (sweet black soy, yuzu, avocado, cucumber pickle)Clam Chowder (bacon, potatoes, cream)Wedge Salad (iceberg, tomato, red onion, bacon, blue cheese dressing)Main Course (choose one)Catfish (cornmeal crust, edamame-smoked bacon succotash, Creole mustard)Half Chicken (Carolina mop sauce, edamame-smoked bacon succotash)Pork Chops (Asparagus, blue cheese mash, apple cider reduction)Dessert (choose one)Key Lime Pie (graham cracker, torched meringue)Flourless Chocolate Cake (mascarpone, raspberry coulis)NY Style Cheesecake (farm fresh strawberry compote)Bread Pudding (vanilla ice cream, caramel)Have you taken advantage of Magical Dining Month specials in previous years? Excited about what this year has to offer? Let us know in the comments.
CCH Tax Day ReportIn a letter ruling the New Jersey Division of Taxation, Regulatory Services Branch, stated that under the New Jersey gross (personal) income tax an S corporation could have a shareholder that was a trust that did not elect to become a New Jersey Electing Small Business Trust (ESBT) and still not lose its New Jersey S corporation status. The taxpayer would still have to properly file Form CBT-2553, New Jersey S Corporation or New Jersey QSSS Election. Further, the trust would need to file Form NJ-1041, Fiduciary Return, and compute its tax in the same manner as a regular (non-ESBT) trust. The taxpayer was an S corporation for federal income tax purposes. One of its shareholders was a trust that historically had been a grantor trust. However, the trust lost its grantor trust status and then elected to be taxed as an ESBT for federal tax purposes. If the trust had not made the federal ESBT election, the taxpayer would have lost its status as an S corporation for federal income tax purposes because it would have had an ineligible shareholder. A trust can only become an ESBT for New Jersey tax purposes if it affirmatively files a New Jersey ESBT election. In New Jersey, the election to be treated as an ESBT is not a mandatory election. Thus, a federal ESBT is permitted to file Form NJ-1041, Fiduciary Return, when the New Jersey ESBT election has not been made. Further, if the trust did not elect to be a New Jersey ESBT and file Form NJ-1041SB, Fiduciary Return Electing Small Business Trust, the New Jersey S corporation’s status would not be affected by the shareholder’s type of trust.LR: 2016-1-GIT, New Jersey Division of Taxation, September 28, 2016, ¶401-994
Keep the U.S. in the Lead – Continue federal funding for strategic health initiatives such as the Cancer MoonshotOpens in a new window, the Precision Medicine InitiativeOpens in a new window, and the Veterans’ Administration’s Million Veteran ProgramOpens in a new window (MVP), and ensure that genomics and next generation sequencing (and similar technologies) are essential parts of these programs. Donate My Data – Only by addressing the question of “who owns my data” will patients be able to seamlessly give truly informed consent to institutions of their choice. The 21st Century Cures Act makes great progress by directing healthcare organizations to give patients access to data in their electronic health record via a “computable format, including using patient portals or third-party applications and common cases when a provider is permitted to exchange and provide access to health informationOpens in a new window.” Next, policymakers need to determine a standardized machine readable consent form to facilitate patients’ donation of their data to research endeavors, in harmony with practices of the international genomics community. The apparent impossibility of anonymizing genomic data will merit special attention as well. Bring it Now – Precision Medicine will add to the flood of information clinicians must have to deliver the best possible care to patients. Thus, the healthcare system will have to redouble its efforts to give patient-relevant knowledge to clinicians at the time it’s needed, as well as educate clinicians on the general principles for using this knowledge. Show Me the Money – Insurers, including Medicare, are funding genomic testing for specific chronic diseases like cancer, HIV, and heart disease in patients and their families, significantly increasing offers of predictive and preventative choices. However, the limits on reimbursement place both the patient and the healthcare system at risk. As Congress considers cost savings policies that will transform healthcare delivery, genomic mapping will need to be one of the chief considerations to enable our healthcare practices to target and accelerate care. Reimbursement should, of course, be limited to situations where value has been demonstrated. As the recently-passed 21st Century Cures ActOpens in a new window is implemented, we suggest a six-factor approach to advancing the practical applications of genomics. The goal is to create transformative opportunities to expand our understanding of biomedicine, reshape clinical care, and improve human health while broadening opportunities for innovation and economic growth.Share the Data – Without friction-free, ethical sharing of data between research organizations, Precision Medicine will never fulfill its promise. The reason is simple: Where the 20th century saw one disease, Precision Medicine will see 50. Thus, single organizations will alone be unable to collect enough research subjects in these narrowly-defined diseases to understand how different treatments work for each. Pooled data, from multiple organizations – e.g. clinical institutions, life science companies, patient groups, and the public – can overcome this difficulty, but only if there exists a data-sharing infrastructure that is both trusted and flexible. Clarify the Rules – As with the regulation of medical devices and diagnostic tests, clinicians and the healthcare system will benefit from clear guidelines that emphasize patient safety and privacy while removing unnecessary obstacles to innovation. To avoid delays in such a rapidly evolving field, policymakers and regulators should work with industry to establish guidelines for clinical decision support systems and their component elements, based on their intended use, the seriousness of risk to the patient, and the principle that marketplace competition between systems works only in an environment of disclosure and transparency.On March 29, Intel, Pfizer and Oracle will be in Washington, D.C. for a congressional briefing on measures needed to accelerate genomic medicine. Watch for live tweets from @IntelHealthOpens in a new window on key information we learn at the session about accelerating genomic medicine. US Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Funds New Studies Using Million Veteran Program Data, July 7, 2015. http://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=2717
Delhi Police on Monday unveiled its massive security plan for Commonwealth Games 2010, which includes deployment of heli-borne snipers and a four-layered protective cordon around the venues and Games Village.Announcing the security strategy, city Police Commissioner Y.S. Dadwal told reporters, “we are not only looking into the security aspects of the Games, each and every aspect of the city’s security will also be addressed.”We are working closely with several agencies connected with the Games. We assure you a safe and secure Commonwealth Games,” he said.According to the plan, the Games venues, Games Village, practice venues, parking lots and the Indira Gandhi International Airport will have a four-layered security cordon.Explaining aspects of the plan, Special Commissioner (Administration) Neeraj Kumar said the security at prominent Games-related venues will have “outer, middle, inner and exclusive” security zones.At the outer cordon, he said, the traffic will be stopped and access will be controlled. At the middle cordon, security personnel will channelise the spectators to their designated seats while in the inner cordon, the barcode reading of tickets will take place and the spectators’ photos captured.”There will be surveillance from the skies with the help of the Air Force. There will also be the deployment of heli-borne assault teams to thwart any attempts by terrorists,” Kumar said.
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Former India captain Anil Kumble Anil Kumble. File photo: PTI.Former India captain Anil Kumble was on Sunday inducted into the International Cricket Council Hall of Fame at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.Kumble is just the fourth Indian to be included in the elite group, joining Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev and Bishan Bedi.Australian legend Betty Wilson was also inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame on Sunday, along with Kumble.”It’s an honour to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame,” Kumble said.”Indeed, it will be a great moment of pride to receive it during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground I deem it as a great privilege to join the list of great cricketing luminaries,” he added.The 44-year-old played 132 Tests for India, capturing 619 wickets and became the second man in history to take 10 wickets in an innings when he dismantled Pakistan in 1999 to finish with figures of 10-74.”Anil was an outstanding international cricketer, a very well-respected opponent, a great statesman for his country and a role model for millions of aspiring cricketers,” said ICC Chief Executive David Richardson.”He played hard but within the spirit of the game. His performance and record speak volumes for his tenacity, commitment, endurance and service to the game.”Alongside Kumble, Wilson becomes the second Australian woman in the Hall of Fame behind champion batter Belinda Clark.Wilson, considered one of the greatest female cricketers of all-time, played 11 Tests between 1947 and 1958, scoring 862 runs at an average of 57.4 and claimed 68 wickets at 11.8 runs apiece. In 1957 against England, Wilson became the first cricketer, male or female, to take score a century and take 10 wickets in a Test.advertisementKumble and Wilson become the 77th and 78th inductees into the Hall of Fame.