Letterkenny lane officially renamed after important local figure

first_imgThe Bank Lane in Letterkenny has been formally renamed in recognition of an important historical figure, former minister and MP John Kinnear.The newly named Kinnear Lane is located off Main Street behind AIB bank.The renaming of the area was proposed to the council by Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh two years ago. He has warmly welcomed the completion of the project this week and thanked the Letterkenny Historical Society for bringing the suggestion to his attention. “I want to thank the council for erecting the sign. It’s good to have the recognition for Dr Kinnear, he made a huge contribution to Letterkenny,” Cllr Kavanagh said.The new signage at Kinnear Lane, formerly Bank Lane. Photo: Cllr Jimmy KavanaghJohn Kinnear (1824 – 1909) was born in Tyrone but lived most of his life in Letterkenny. He was ordained a Presbyterian minister in 1848 and was the first clergyman to be elected as an MP.He served as a Liberal MP for Donegal from 1880 to 1885 and was a noted Tenants Rights campaigner.“He had an amazing life,” said Cllr Kavanagh, “He was a clergyman, he was an MP, elected on Tenants Rights. He was really standing up for the poorest people. “He had a very tragic life too. He lost all his three daughters to consumption and his wife died very young. He is buried at Conwal Parish Church.”The new signage is also set to benefit the Letterkenny Walking Tours, as the area is one of their stopping points.Letterkenny lane officially renamed after important local figure was last modified: August 12th, 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:bank laneCllr Jimmy Kavanaghjohn kinnearkinnear laneletterkenny historical societylast_img read more

Solopreneur — Consider Forming an LLC

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#form-an-llc Kanayo Okwuraiwe Trends Driving the Loyalty Marketing Industry Kanayo Okwuraiwe is a startup founder, an incurable entrepreneur and a digital marketing professional. He is also the founder of Telligent Marketing, a digital marketing agency that provides law firm SEO services to help lawyers grow their law practices. Connect with him on Linkedln What Nobody Teaches You About Getting Your Star… When it comes to owning or running a business, there really are just two options, generally speaking, that are open to you: You either run your business in an informal way such as many freelancers or sole proprietors, sometimes called ‘solopreneurs’ often do, or you go through the process of creating a formal company or legal entity that is registered with the government.While there will likely be advantages to be had by running a business as a freelancer or solopreneur, the chances are that there are also several disadvantages that probably outweigh these advantages. On the other hand, although there are numerous advantages to registering your business as a legal entity, the question usually is, exactly what type of legal entity or business structure is best for your business? The best answer that often applies to most situations is; it depends. However, this article aims to make an argument as to why a solopreneur should consider forming a Limited Liability Company (LLC) as opposed to other business structures.Of course, there are other types of business structures such as Partnerships and Corporations, and these might be more suitable for certain types of businesses. For example, a solopreneur would have to take on one or more partners or members in order to successfully register a business as a partnership, and while a single-member owned business can register as a corporation, one advice usually given by business lawyers is that certain ‘non-mandatory’ conditions be met before this route is taken.Having said that, it is essential to know exactly what creating an LLC entails, what it can mean for your business and why you should consider forming one.Understanding the Fundamentals of an LLCWhile LLCs have been around for some time, they have not particularly been a popular business structure for small business owners, until quite recently. There are specific requirements necessary to register (and maintain) a corporation, and most small businesses find these requirements quite burdensome. An LLC provides the same type of protection you would receive under a corporation, but without the burdensome regulations and formalities.Generally, an LLC should be created with two members or more. But, if you are a solopreneur, you can register a Single-Member LLC (SMLLC.) Creating a single-member LLC is easy to set up and run and provides the same sort of flexibility you get as a Sole Proprietor.Basically, if you are looking for an uncomplicated and straightforward way to register your business in a way that protects your personal assets, then an LLC is the best option, and we’ll share our reasons in this article.A Few Reasons to Consider Forming an LLC Include:Limited Liability ProtectionOne of the main benefits of registering an LLC is the limited liability protection. Typically, if you run a Sole Proprietorship, then your personal assets are usually not protected from any debt obligation that the company might incur. The implication of this becomes more real if there is a lawsuit against your business, which you lose. The absence of a limitation of liability means that in the event of a lawsuit against your business, you could lose your personal property if you lose the case. With an LLC, only your business assets are liable in a lawsuit against the business.As such, an LLC provides a limitation of your liability so that your personal assets are protected from such debts and lawsuits.Tax FlexibilityProbably one of the reasons why entrepreneurs shy away from registering their businesses is the misconception about double taxation. However, when you register your business as an LLC, you won’t have to deal with this problem. With an LLC, taxation is simple and flexible.For taxation purposes, single-member LLCs are treated as “disregarded entities”, which means that you will not need to file separate tax forms for your business. You will instead be filing your business profits and losses on Form 1040, which is the form that citizens and residents of the U.S. use to file their individual tax returns. This situation is what is referred to as a “pass-through” taxation, wherein the profits and losses of the businesses are passed through to the individual, who files these on their individual tax return, thereby eliminating double taxation.Compliance RequirementsCompliance requirements are an essential point that makes forming an LLC worth considering. A limitation of liability is generally assumed to a corporation or an LLC, however, this can be stripped for several reasons one of which is a failure to comply with required regulations. Knowing all the laws is where a corporation can become cumbersome because there are so many ongoing regulations. It is also what makes an LLC such a good idea because you get the benefit of liability protection without so many formalities attached.Of course, the requirements vary across states, so it is a good idea to speak to a good business lawyer to help you navigate through the specific requirements and conditions that may apply to the type of business you want to register.The Fictitious Name ProblemSometimes, a solopreneur might decide to operate using a different name. For instance, John F. Samson might own a cleaning service, and he decides to run it using the name, ‘Simply Divine Cleaning Services.’ There is nothing wrong with that; however, if another business chooses to register the same name, there is nothing to stop them from using it to carry out their business. Even worse is a situation where they end up trademarking that business or product name, which happens to be the same name you use for your ‘fictitious’ company, or Doing Business As (DBA) name. You would automatically need to cease using that name, otherwise, face the threat of legal action if they find out. Creating an LLC and registering a specific company name ensures that your business name is reserved and that no one else can use it in or for their business.CredibilityFinally, having the LLC designator at the end of your business’s name lends credibility to your business. It not only shows your customers that your business is registered with the state, but it is also an indicator that your business is there for the long haul.In conclusion, while nothing prevents a solopreneur from doing business without registering a formal business entity with the state, there are drawbacks to this business structure. Creating an LLC offers several benefits, including limited liability protection we have spoken about. Consult with a business attorney so that you are well briefed on your options as well as the process of creating an LLC. 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World T20: Coach Duncan Fletcher’s silence prove detrimental for Team India

first_imgOf the India squad that won the ODI World Cup last year, 10 members were present in the touring party in Colombo for the World Twenty20.But the performances that delivered the most coveted trophy in cricket to India seem to have gone missing for the most part.Over the last 18 months of repeated failures in England, Australia, the Asia Cup in Bangladesh and now the World T20, one factor that hasn’t been questioned enough is the contribution of coach Duncan Fletcher to the team’s cause.Fletcher has been unable to rectify Gautam Gambhir’s inside-edge problems.It’s hard to replace a coach like Gary Kirsten – who could lead by example, given that he was a splendid opening batsman for South Africa. But Fletcher was his coaching guru, came heavily recommended as a strategist and his track record included being at the helm of the England team in 2005 for perhaps the most surprising Ashes series result since Ian Botham’s heroics in 1981.Fletcher was a burly all-rounder who captained Zimbabwe in the 1983 World Cup, and went on to become well known for his acumen not just in terms of technique, but in terms of planning.But so far in his tenure, there has been no evidence of his wizardry in any sphere, barring Virat Kohli’s golden run with the bat, to which a lot of other factors, including the batsman’s own hard work, have contributed.Fletcher has been unable to rectify Gautam Gambhir’s inside-edge problems, to rein in Virender Sehwag’s attacking instincts for the team’s good, or to help Rohit Sharma realise his talent.Dhoni’s four-bowlers-today, five-bowlers-tomorrow, four-bowlers the-day-after statements during the World T20 seemed to confuse his own team more than it did opponents.On the strategy front, India have been strangely bull-headed about team selection in Tests, and inconsistent in limited-overs cricket.Dhoni’s four-bowlers-today, fivebowlers-tomorrow, four-bowlersthe-day-after statements during the World T20 seemed to confuse his own team more than it did opponents.Coming to the bowlers, it is no secret that India keep switching around their limited resources and hope for the best. Even Dhoni has admitted as much.Joe Dawes, India’s bowling coach from Queensland, can rarely be seen talking to his wards at net sessions. Instead, he walks around the ground watching the batsmen, and giving them throwdowns.Performance reviews aren’t something the Indian cricket board seems to believe in, but if the coaching staff doesn’t come under the scanner even now, the future, especially on trips outside India, seems to be bleak.advertisementlast_img read more

Watchdog FBI could have tried harder to hack iPhone

Explore further Citation: Watchdog: FBI could have tried harder to hack iPhone (2018, March 27) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-03-watchdog-fbi-harder-hack-iphone.html The department’s inspector general said it found no evidence the FBI was able to access data on the phone belonging to one of the gunmen in a 2015 mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, as then-FBI Director James Comey told Congress more than once. But communications failures among FBI officials delayed the search for a solution. The FBI unit tasked with breaking into mobile devices only sought outside help to unlock the phone the day before the Justice Department filed a court brief demanding Apple’s help, the inspector general found.The finding could hurt future Justice Department efforts to force technology companies to help the government break into encrypted phones and computers.The intense public debate surrounding the FBI’s legal fight with Apple largely faded after federal authorities announced they were able to access the phone in the San Bernardino attack without the help of the technology giant. But Trump administration officials have indicated a renewed interest in legislation that would address the problem, with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray publicly discussing their frequent frustration with encrypted devices. Congress could be less inclined to act on the problem—known as “going dark”— if there is an indication it may not be necessary.Even after an outside vendor demonstrated it could successfully hack the phone, FBI officials disagreed over whether it should be used, in part because it would make the legal battle with Apple unnecessary. Some FBI officials thought they had found the precedent-setting case to convince Americans there should be no encryption that can’t be defeated or accessed with a warrant.Amy Hess, who then oversaw the FBI’s science and technology division, told the inspector general’s office she was concerned that other officials did not seem to want to find a technical solution, or perhaps even knew of one, but remained silent in order to beat Apple in court.The inspector general found no one withheld knowledge of an existing FBI capability, but failed to pursue all avenues in search for a solution. An FBI unit chief knew that an outside vendor had almost 90 percent completed a technique that would have allowed it to break into the phone, the report said, even as the Justice Department insisted that forcing Apple’s help was the only option.Apple fought back, triggering a courtroom showdown that revived the debate over the balance of digital privacy rights and national security. Apple had argued that helping the FBI hack the iPhone would set a dangerous precedent, making all iPhone users vulnerable, and argued that Congress should take up the issue.Apple declined to comment Tuesday. The FBI did not immediately return calls, but said in a letter to the inspector general that it agreed it with the findings and recommendations for improved communication.Law enforcement officials have long warned that encryption and other data-protection measures are making it more difficult for investigators to track criminals and dangerous extremists. Wray said late last year that agents have been unable to retrieve data from half the mobile devices—nearly 7,000 phones, computers and tablets—that they tried to access in less than a year.Yet Congress has shown little appetite for legislation that would force tech companies to give law enforcement easier access.The issue also troubled Wray’s predecessor, Comey, who frequently spoke about the bureau’s inability to access digital devices. But the Obama White House never publicly supported legislation that would have forced technology companies to give the FBI a back door to encrypted information, leaving Comey’s hands tied to propose a specific legislative fix. Apple CEO Tim Cook watches a demonstration of an app on the new educational Apple iPad during an Apple event at Lane Technical College Prep High School, Tuesday, March 27, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. FBI officials could have tried harder to unlock an iPhone as part of a terrorism investigation before launching an extraordinary court fight with Apple Inc. in an effort to force it to break open the device, the Justice Department’s watchdog said Tuesday. FBI again finds itself unable to unlock a gunman’s cellphone read more