NOMINEES NERVOUS AS COUNTDOWN TO SPORTS STAR AWARDS IS ON

first_imgDonegal Sports Star committee members May Logue and Grace Boyle who are getting ready for the 39th awards function in the Mount Errigal Hotel on next Friday nightWith the nominees named earlier this month for next Friday night’s Donegal Sports Star Awards function the county’ sporting public has been forensically trawling the categories trying to pick winners for the prestigious Donegal County Council sponsored show which take place in the Mount Errigal Hotel.Only five nominees know in advance that they are getting awards but for the rest it’s a nervous wait to see whether their achievements have been deemed enough to see them getting the nod from the judging panel.With 40 categories and close to a 170 nominees committee Chairperson Neil Martin is appealing to those going to the function to book tickets immediately in order to secure their seats for the 39th Donegal Sports Star Awards where the special guest will be RTE broadcaster Sean O’Rourke. “There has been a big demand for tickets since the nominees were announced at the beginning of the month. So I would just urge those who intend going to book now and be sure of a seat. It also gives us a better chance to facilitate guests in terms of being at tables with their families and friends” Mr Martin said.The awards function takes place next Friday night January 30th in the Mount Errigal Hotel. Tickets available from the hotel. Ring 9106700. For further details go to donegalsportsstarawards.ie or Facebook at donegalsports starawards.    NOMINEES NERVOUS AS COUNTDOWN TO SPORTS STAR AWARDS IS ON was last modified: January 24th, 2015 by StephenShare 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 SPORTS STAR AWARDlast_img read more

Council power sharing agreement “significant development” – Cllr

first_imgThe power-sharing agreement settled on by Donegal’s new county councillors has been described as a “significant achievement”. Cllr Marie Therese Gallagher was speaking after the 37 elected members of Donegal County Council took their seats on Friday to begin the council term following last month’s local elections.At the AGM of the council, it was revealed that all parties and independents had agreed upon a set of priorities and targets they wanted to achieve over the five-year term of the council. These included the establishment of a number of new committees to reflect the challenges currently facing county Donegal, including Brexit, mica redress, health, fisheries, agriculture and emergency response.They also agreed that the council would appoint a Disability Officer, set targets on reducing emissions, increase roads funding and improve standards in the Council’s housing stock.Speaking this evening, Cllr Gallagher said: “This power-sharing agreement reflects the needs and aspirations of all the people throughout Donegal who have engaged with the 37 Councillors over the course of the recent election campaign.“The people of Donegal elected us to represent them, and the priorities we have set out today are a reflection of the feedback we received on the doors and what they want us to work towards during the term of this council. “It is a significant development for the future of our county that all 37 Councillors have reached a consensus on the priorities for the next five years, and how we are going to set about achieving our targets,” she added.“We are facing into some of the biggest issues this county has ever had but I am satisfied that by agreeing on this programme for Local Government we have ensured that this council will be working for the betterment of all our citizens during our term.”Council power sharing agreement “significant development” – Cllr was last modified: June 9th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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 read more

Mandela Day branding for SAA fleet

first_img6 July 2011 The legacy of Nelson Mandela was given wings this week when South African Airways (SAA) unveiled the Mandela Day branding that will be carried across its entire fleet. The newly branded A330-200 Airbus was revealed to sponsors and the media at South African Airways’ technical park in Johannesburg on Monday. “As an African carrier with global reach, it is only natural for SAA to strengthen its relationship with the Nelson Mandela Foundation by sharing our icon’s message with the world,” SAA CEO Siza Mzimela said at the unveiling. Nelson Mandela Foundation CEO Achmat Dangor, addressing the crowd of 100 invited guests, said the The Mandela Day initiative has received overwhelming support. “The business world has been incredible responsive to our call to do good. That is why the partnership with SAA is incredible, bringing to attention the need to develop a culture where everyone does their part to inspire change in the country.”First flight for 93 underprivileged kids Besides branding its entire fleet, the SAA programme for Mandela Day involves a variety of other activities taking place all over the country, particularly focused on making a difference in the lives of children. For his 93rd birthday on 18 July, SAA and its partners will be flying 93 underprivileged children from all South Africa’s nine provinces to the foundation in Johannesburg, giving them their first flying experience. The children will also receive special gifts and school uniforms. SAA is also including onboard elements like headrest messaging and relevant edutainment to support Mandela’s ongoing legacy. “For a state-owned enterprise, we decided it was important to be good corporate citizens,” said SAA Chairperson Cheryl Carolus. “We want to contribute to improving the lives of our children just as our Tata Madiba has done.” “Thank you to our generous sponsors,” Carolus said. “They have helped us to demonstrate how, as corporate South Africa, we can do so much more if we team up.”Mandela Day activities Mandela Day activities will be taking place nationally and internationally. On the national front, South Africa’s Parliament has arranged events to spread the legacy of Mandela. “We want people to adopt the culture of ‘I live within a community and without others I’m nothing’ so that they can be the change they want to see,” said Member of Parliament Buti Manamela. From July 11 to 18, a Mandela week programme of events will take place in Giyani, Limpopo, encouraging people to do extraordinary things to make a difference. In 2009, Mandela Day was declared an international day after the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution declaring that July 18, Mandela’s birthday, will be observed as a day to take action and inspire change. As a result, the UN has joined the call to inspire individuals around the world with a range of activities at all their international deployment offices. Stella Anyangwe, representative of the United Nations South African deployment, explained: “The values of Mr Mandela are similar to the UN Charter that was established in 1945, and it’s significant for the UN to support Mandela Day, as it resonates with our own struggle against apartheid.” At the UN headquarters in New York, an exhibition of materials is on display for the month of July. Other international activities include the sharing of a message about the importance of Nelson Mandela Day with all UN deployment offices. The material will be circulated in all six UN languages, ensuring that the Mandela Day message is spread around the world. “It’s with great pleasure that the UN joined hands with the Nelson Mandela Foundation and South African Airways in kicking off activities for this special day,” Anyangwe said. Source: Nelson Mandela Foundationlast_img read more

No-Till Conference highlights

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest There was plenty to discuss at yesterday’s Ohio No-Till Conference. Slugs have been a long-time problem in no-till and Kelley Timon discussed strategies for controlling them, including some initial research on the role of cover crops. Bill Haddad talked about the importance of managing weeds to prevent resistance problems from developing and a panel featuring Dave Brandt, Neil Badenhop and others addressed these and other issues. Jim Hoorman covered a broad swath of reasons for cover crop use and discussed how encouraging hawks and owls on the farm can be one of the best ways to control moles and voles. Les and Jerry Siler also talked about how they are tackling problems with cyst nematodes. Capt. Dave Spangler has been a charter boat captain for 24 years and shared his insights on the HAB situation in Lake Erie. A panel featuring Dave Brandt and Neil Badenhop covered a broad range of topics. A series of maps in Spangler’s presentation showed mycrocystis levels in Lake Erie on different dates. This is in August of 2016. This map shows mycrocystis levels in Lake Erie in August of 2015. This map shows mycrocystis levels in Lake Erie in August of 2014 when Toledo residents were told they couldn’t drink the water. This shows the relative toxicity of mycrocystin produced by the harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie. Award winners were honored including Les and Jerry Seiler from Fulton County (Outstanding No-till Farmers), Eric Niemeyer from Buckeye Soil Solutions (Agri-Business Award) and the Seneca Soil and Water Conservation District (No-Till Promoter Award). Bill Haddad spoke about managing weeds and the importance of cover crops. “The good Lord meant for everything to be covered. You either put a cover crop in or he’ll put on in for you.”Here is more from some of the presenters:Dale Minyo speaks with Dave Brandt on No Till, cover crops, and their combined value.Dave Brandt Covers And No TillDale Minyo hears from Les and Jerry Siler on their operation history and their honor as No Till Farmers of the YearJerry And Les Seller No Till Farmers Of The Yearlast_img read more

“Diary of a Wimpy Kid” Author Talks Geocaching

first_imgGeocaching partnered with Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney to create a fun set of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul trackable tags to celebrate the book’s release last year. What you may not know is that the Wimpy Kid trackables came about because Jeff Kinney is a geocacher. He enjoys taking his kids out on geocaching adventures. We are thrilled that he wanted to share one of his geocaching experiences with us.If you are following his series, you will be excited to learn that the next book, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School, will be released on November 3, 2015. This book is particularly exciting because it will go on sale on the same day in 90 countries around the world, which has never been done by any book before!Kinney shared one of his geocaching experiences with us, in his own words.Geocacher and author, Jeff Kinney poses with Greg Heffley from his Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.By Jeff KinneyWhen I first learned about geocaching a few years back, I was thoroughly confused. People have stored little treasures in hiding places all around me? It seemed like an odd pastime to me. But mysterious and exciting at the same time.I was looking for something fun (and cheap) to do with my two sons. And so I downloaded the Geocaching app. I was ready to head off into the wilderness some miles away, armed with a walking stick and an iPhone, braving ticks and scrambling over felled trees. But as a swarm of blue dots filled the map on my screen, I was surprised (alarmed?) to find that there was a hidden treasure not 200 yards from the back of my house.Now this was exciting. I made sure my kids had adequate footwear and we headed out, stepping from the verdant grass of our backyard into actual raw nature. There was some scrambling and some hopping over creeks formed by snow melt runoff. There was some negotiating of brambles. There may have even been some burs. I’ll admit, I’m not exactly the outdoor type, so the thrill of forging my way through the wild… with two of my progeny in tow… had the feeling of real danger.Eventually, we reached a clearing where power lines cut through the woods (OK, so maybe it wasn’t raw nature). By now, we were getting close. The pulsing blue dot was nearby, but where could the hiding spot be? These were early days of GPS pinpointing, and the dot hopped madly around the screen. It seemed that our quarry was on the move, taunting us.I was waiting for the dot to stop. Then we’d creep up on it, look down, and find the treasure at our feet.My kids must’ve detected the confusion on my face. This was a strange ordeal for them to begin with, so the sight of me spinning in place and shaking my iPhone violently didn’t give them a feeling of confidence.But then I realized I needed to start thinking like the first person who had decided that this was the place to hide a cache. I gave up on the teleporting dot on my phone and started using my eyes.My eyes fell to a fallen tree. It was all starting to come together. But where was the cache? Under the tree? Oh no! Did someone place a cache in this spot and a tree fell on it? This was going to be very hard to explain to my sons.By then, my eldest son had climbed over the tree to investigate it from a different angle. And that’s when he found it. A plastic box, hidden in a hole in the log.A real eureka moment. Inside the box was a giant pencil. A decent treasure for the effort put in. We added our names to the log, proud members of a long list of explorers who had come to the same spot, but from different starting places.Neither of my kids saw me palm a baseball I had brought from home and slip it into the box before putting it back in the fallen tree. I didn’t need the tears.A good bite-sized adventure and one I’ve repeated in locales further from home.I never did teach them how to throw a baseball.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedDiary of a Wimpy Kid Trackables on the Move!August 1, 2014In “Community”Inside Geocaching HQ Podcast Transcript (Episode 11): The Magic of trackable promotionsMay 10, 2018Similar postFeatured Geocacher of the Month Award WinnersAugust 25, 2011In “Community”last_img read more

What’s In a Name? Is a Hip Startup Name Important?

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Debates over the importance of naming your startup have resurfaced recently with news of a stealthy startup called Hipster. The company is in private alpha, and while details are scarce as to what Hipster is, folks seem to have plenty to say about the startup’s name. Mashable’s Brenna Ehrlich asks “Should you name your startup after a meme?” And Techcrunch’s Alexis Tsotsis asks the question “Is naming your startup ‘Hipster’ genius or terrible?” No matter which camp you’re in – “genius” or “terrible” – the Hipster name seems to have generated a fair amount of buzz for the company, which hopes to present at Jason Calacanis’s LAUNCH conference next month.But pre-launch buzz for (capital L) Hipster and fodder for rants about (lower-case L) hipsters aside, does this company’s name confirm or challenge conventional wisdom about naming your startup?That wisdom – nicely illustrated in this post at OnStartups – says you should pick a name that’s memorable, that’s easy-to-read, spell and pronounce, and that’s got an available .com. (Hipster is certainly memorable for a certain population, but it’s worth noting that the domain name in question here is Usehipster.com.)But Jason Cohen, founder of Smart Bear Software, has written some additional advice, some that may run counter to some of the conventional wisdom. (Does that make it “hipster”? I’m not sure.) Cohen suggests that entrepreneurs don’t need to use available domain names as the way to brainstorm and select a company. Rather, he argues, consider naming your company but then choosing a different domain name. He writes, “you should use your domain name for something other than restating your name. Instead of GoGumdrop.com, why not BestPartyEver.com or CandyForParties.com. Isn’t getting into the first position in a Google search for “party candy” worth it? Those domains still say what you do, so it’s still informative and sensible whether you’re telling someone over the phone or displaying in advertisement.”With the increasing usage of URL shorteners, Cohen contends, having a domain name match your company name is less important. Furthermore, it’s less important what your company is called than what you do. After all, a name – good, bad or hipster, may not be what makes or breaks of your company.What do you think? Is the name of your startup that big a deal? And should you free yourself from the constraints of available .coms when choosing one? audrey watters A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#start#tips last_img read more

Cone: We still have work to do

first_imgLOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Next MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fajardo’s chances for BPC plum slim but still a solid pick for MVP Yes, admitted Barangay Ginebra coach Tim Cone, there was in fact “a championship feel” to beating fallen Grand Slam-aspirant San Miguel Beer.ADVERTISEMENT View comments “But we gotta make sure we won’t have a ‘championship hangover’ going to the next series,” said Cone. “It’s easy to have one.”On point as always, Cone said the Gin Kings are moving forward and preparing against whichever team wins in the extended TNT KaTropa-Rain or Shine quarterfinal duel in the PBA Governors’ Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Looking ahead we’re gonna have TNT, which handled us with ease last time we played them, and Rain or Shine, which is just playing incredible basketball at the moment,” said Cone late Wednesday after their 104-84 win.That victory denied the Beermen a chance of winning the Grand Slam as the Gin Kings, the conference defending champions, advanced to the semifinals starting Sunday in Biñan, Laguna. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fightlast_img read more

4 days agoIvan Campo has advice for Takefusa Kubo over Mallorca battles

first_imgIvan Campo has advice for Takefusa Kubo over Mallorca battlesby Paul Vegas4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveIvan Campo says Takefusa Kubo needs to step things up at Real Mallorca.Like the Japanese teen, Campo played for both Mallorca and Real Madrid.He told Marca: “He is not at his best level, but it is normal because he is a very young boy who has to get used to it. He has no experience in our country at this football level and must be patient. “He must learn to move. He is a great player but he still has a lot to learn and room for improvement. If in Madrid they said that it is best that they should be transferred to a LaLiga team rather than stay in Castilla, for example, they saw it very clearly. I think it’s a good idea to be in Mallorca, although things are not going perfect for now.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Call of Duty gamers converge on Toronto for national championship

first_imgAdvertisement Eight teams are competing for a total of $65,000 in prize money at the downtown Scotiabank Theatre. It’s an active spectator sport with fans paying from $9.50 to $40 to get into the 500-seat cinema with twitch.tv/worldgaming providing online tournament coverage. With PlayStation and game publisher Activision actively involved in the “Call of Duty” tournament, just about every part of the gaming equation is involved. Follow @NeilMDavidson on Twitter “I’m really drawn to the competition and the fact that I can make money playing,” he said. “So it’s kind of spoiled the rest of gaming for me in a way, because I don’t really play that many other games just casually.” Advertisement Login/Register With: And with the event starting at 10 a.m. and the final rounds set for 5-6 p.m., spectators will no doubt take advantage of the concessions. There were also “Street Fighter” and “Uncharted 4” competitions with events involving more games planned for this year. It also holds collegiate competitions. “I think it’s a really good opportunity for me to continue to make a little bit of money and see the world a little bit,” he said. “And kind of see where it goes from there.”Ivers won some US$10,000 in prize money in 2016 and also was on salary with his team. “So I didn’t do too bad last year,” he said. “It’s tough to take vacations and stuff because there’s always another tournament or I’ve always got to practise or I have to be away this weekend at a different place,” he said. “So I told my mom to just come and we’d kind of have a mini-vacation while I’m out there. So we stayed two extra days to kind of explore the city which was cool.” Aside from work, Ivers doesn’t spend much time in front of a console. You won’t find him putting his feet up to play FIFA for fun. While he takes a controller and headset to work, it’s still serious business. Ivers moved to Michigan last year for several months to live and train with teammates at the Detroit Renegades. Cineplex, seeing both a growing trend and another use for its theatres, got into the growing world of competitive gaming in September 2015 when it purchased WorldGaming for US$15 million while promising an additional $5-million investment “to expand the business model.” By: Neil Davidson GIRG — which also includes Jevon (Goonjar) Gooljar-Lim, Peirce (Gunless) Hillman and Matteo (Royalty) Faithfull — is up against Ontario’s SetToDestroyX, Fury Gaming, 1Hype and Solar HQ and Quebec’s Earthroot Gaming, ReZist Esports and Team Impulse. Twitter WorldGaming ran a solo-player “Call of Duty” tournament last year with 18-year-of Allameen Ally of Brampton, Ont., taking home $20,000 for his “Call of Duty — Black Ops III” prowess.center_img Facebook The name GIRG comes from the first letter of the members’ handles. At present, Cineplex has 24 theatres across the country — including two at the Scotiabank Theatre — that are equipped to host gaming events. TORONTO — Many people have a go-to tool at work. For Andrew Ivers, it’s a KBAR-32 this weekend. Not surprisingly, he’s enjoying the life and plans to keep doing it for a few years. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment “The experience we offer not only to the teams and players but the fans is pretty cool,” said WorldGaming CEO Wim Stocks. Ivers had a minor setback this week when a button on his controller stopped working properly. He’s calling in a loaner from a friend for the tournament. And while he’s not driving a Porsche yet, his TV producer dad has one. “He doesn’t let me drive it yet.” Gamers come with handles (Ivers is Ivy, for example) while Sunday’s broadcast team of Maven, Courage and Mr. X evokes memories of “Top Gun.” Players change teams regularly and Ivers plays with a different group in the “Call of Duty” World League. He estimates his team played six hours a day together in advance of last week’s event in Dallas. Ivers is in his third year as a pro gamer but missed out on last year’s national finals because he was 20 days too young. Advertisement Sunday’s finalists survived online and regional qualifiers and online playoffs to get to the finals and the chance of the first-place purse of $20,000 and a trip to the 2017 CWL Anaheim Open. He was competing in Dallas last week and Atlanta and Paris in February, scoring good son points by taking his mother with him to France. The 19-year-old from Toronto is a professional gamer who hopes to use his virtual assault rifle to help Team GIRG win the Cineplex WorldGaming “Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare” tournament final Sunday. Each season, the pros decide which tournament maps they will use for the year.last_img read more

Alaska Highway open between Coal River and Yukon Border

first_imgThe Lutz Creek #BCwildfire is ~4,000 ha and ~5 km south of Lower Post which is 200 km northeast of Dease Lake and 20 km southeast of Watson Lake, Yukon. Structure protection is set up and operating in that community. Firefighters, heavy equipment and air tankers are responding. https://t.co/VUTqh2FmKt— BC Wildfire Service (@BCGovFireInfo) August 22, 2018 FORT NELSON, B.C. – The Alaska Highway is open again between Coal River and the Yukon Border.The Highway was closed Tuesday after a forest fire near Lower Post caused officials to close the highway. Highway 97 is open to single lane alternating traffic and is pilot car controlled.Lower Post remains under an evacuation order due to the Lutz Creek Fire.  The fire is now 5,000 hectares and 33 firefighters are working to fight the fire.last_img read more