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Lifford-Strabane AC confirm ‘Spring Series’ details

first_imgLIFFORD-STRABANE Athletic Club have confirmed details of their Annual 5k Spring Series.The series, sponsored by Daly’s XL in Lifford, gets underway on Sunday-week, January 15.The first race in the series will be held on Sunday-week in Carrigans, getting underway at 10am. On January 29th, the series moved to Strabane at 10.15am while the third and final race in the series will be held in Lifford on Sunday, February 12 at 10.30am.There will be prizegiving and a special t-shirt for anyone who competes in all three races. Lifford-Strabane AC confirm ‘Spring Series’ details was last modified: January 6th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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


first_imgCan’t Pay Won’t Pay have condemned today’s budget as a “ mean assault on the living standards of families” and have called for a huge protest this coming Saturday.“The introduction of a tax on the family home with cuts in child benefit will cause hardship to many,” said spokesperson Francis McCafferty.“These are huge burdens that many simply will not be able to bear while the cut in the Household Benefit package reeks of the most scrooge-like meanness: a tiny saving from the most disadvantaged in our society. “We won’t accept this. We did not pay the Household Charge and we will not pay Property Tax. This is the most effective weapon we have against this assault on our living standards. We call on families in particular to join us in our demonstration against this disgraceful budget and home tax on Saturday.”Can’t Pay Won’t Pay will hold a demonstration against the budget cuts and Property Tax this Saturday in Letterkenny, assembling at the Station Roundabout at 2pm. BUDGET 2013: CALL FOR PROTEST AT ‘MEAN’ BUDGET was last modified: December 5th, 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:BUDGET 2013: CALL FOR PROTEST AT ‘MEAN’ BUDGETlast_img read more


first_imgThe late Jim White.An taoiseach Enda Kenny with Donegal Town Mayor; Patricia Callaghan and husband Vincent at the gravesideThe remains enter the Church carried by Marcus White, Paul Kennedy, David Giblin and Edward GilliganBy PAUL O SULLIVANJim White was finally laid to rest in his hometown of Ballyshannon at 3.45pm this afternoon. The owner of 9 hotels often said that “the best house was a full house” and even in death the wiley hotelier managed to pack St Anne’s church with as many outside as in. Graciously posing for a photo prior to entering the church, An taoiseach, Enda Kenny told me that ” Jim White was an extraordinary man of great talent and ambition”. The people of Donegal Town paid a fitting farewell earlier as crowds lined the cortege route from the Abbey Hotel right around the Diamond and down Quay St.Kieran Kennedy from the Ardaghey Pipe Band led the cortege. He and his family have a long association with Abbey Hotel ( brother Paul went to work there aged 16 and 30 years later he is still there).Jim’s remains were waked in the hotel all day Thursday which has seen countless weddings and baptisms over the years. However this was the first wake, completing the circle of life “from the cradle to the grave” Former Manager of the Central Hotel sang one of Jim’s favourite songs “The Old Rugged Cross” as the wake drew to a close at 11pm.His own people of Ballyshannon turned out in their hundreds as the horse drawn cortege trotted through the streets he grew up in. As the remains were carried into the church, Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” rang out through the PA system. It summed up perfectly the man’s life whose father died at 14 and his mother two years later. He went on to build an empire that has survived the worst recession this country has ever seen. Always self effacing, he attributed his success to the “dedication, talent and loyalty” of the people around him.The uplifting service in St Anne’s was conducted by Rev Henderson assisted by Rev Mitchell. Marcus White paid a glowing tribute to his “father, best friend and emperor” interspersed in equal measures of laughter and heartbreak. Fittingly, Ann Barrett and Danny O Donnell, two of Jim’s longest serving employees (from their teens) read the readings while Farah Bogle sang beautifully as did former Central Hotel manager Eamonn Gillespie.The Abbey Hotel is hosting its’ 20th Country Music Weekend starting tonight (Friday). Jim White left clear instructions for it to go ahead and so it shall. Finally, on Sunday night when Jim was entering the Departure Lounge of this life, one of his children whispered in his ear: “Donegal just trounced the Dubs twice” – a slight smile acknowledging the news.The Donegal Team have a long association with the Abbey Hotel and as usual they will be “fed and watered” on Sat 20th Sept. before boarding the bus to Dublin.To a man, they’ll do it for both Jims. ‘DAD, DONEGAL HAVE JUST TROUNCED DUBLIN TWICE’ – A SMILE FELL ACROSS JIM WHITE’S FACE was last modified: September 6th, 2014 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:donegalfuneralGAAJim Whitelast_img read more


first_imgPARENTS of children in the Donegal gaeltacht who have complained for years that their children should be taught through Irish only in their first years at school have been proved correct today after the release of a major report.The research was carried out by an Chomhairle um Oideachas Gaeltachta agus Gaelscolaíochta (COGG), an agency of the Department of Education which provides supports to Irish schools around the country.Pupils at Irish medium schools outside gaeltacht areas are taught through ‘total immersion’ techniques – through Irish only. This is NOT the case in many gaeltacht schools however.Researchers examined the linguistic ability of 50 children, aged between seven and 12, whose home language is exclusively Irish.They found that their competence in English significantly surpassed that in Irish.There are several reasons for this, but the pervasive nature of the English language in social, sporting and cultural contexts plays a significant part. The earlier children are exposed to bilingualism, the more their Irish is compromised, said the report.The research found that children who attended schools with English speaking pupils had the lowest levels of competence in Irish.In addition, a decline in the number of young people using Irish in Gaeltacht areas is having a knock-on effect on the way in which the language is being used for everyday communication by children.The report’s authors argue that this needs to be addressed to safeguard the Irish language.It is estimated there are now fewer than 1,000 children who are native Irish speakers in Gaeltacht area primary schools. The report recommends that the State and school patrons take steps to provide necessary supports for children who are native speakers.The report, ‘Analysis of Bilingual Competence: Language Acquisition among young people in the Gaeltacht’, was launched today.FAILURE OF DONEGAL GAELTACHT SCHOOLS TO IMPLEMENT ‘TOTAL IMMERSION’ LEADS TO WORRYING REPORT was last modified: November 20th, 2014 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:irishteachinglast_img read more

Steve Ballmer Announces That There Will be Tablet Announcements

first_imgklint finley IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Related Posts Tags:#enterprise#mobile#news#Products Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…center_img At the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference today, Steve Ballmer promised tablets in a variety of form factors would arrive by the end of the year from partners including Asus, Dell, Samsung, Sony and Toshiba – but offered no specifics. ASUS has already announced ASUS Eee Pad and MSI has announced the WindPad, but previous Windows tablet projects such as the HP Slate and the Microsoft Courier are vaporware thus far. Microsoft is said to be targeting IT managers with its tablets.Microsoft will be entering a competitive marketplace in which enterprises will have several options. The iPad is gaining in the enterprise, Cisco is entering the tablet market with an Android tablet, and RIM is rumored to be releasing a BlackBerry tablet. Also, Dell has already released a consumer focused Android tablet and Intel and Nokia have demoed a MeeGo tablet.ZDNet notes Microsoft is developing Windows 8 with the tablet form factor in mind. Although Chrome OS and Cisco will bother offer the ability to run desktop apps through a remote desktop interface, the ability to run traditional Windows applications natively on tablets could be a boon to enterprises.Intriguingly, Engadget notes that although Ballmer didn’t mention HP during his keynote, the company is on the WPC’s web sites list of companies releasing a Windows 7 tablet this year. 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

Facebook Adds iTunes To List Of Gifts Partnerships For All Of Your Lazy Holiday Shopping Needs

first_imgRelated Posts Looking for a perfect holiday gift for that special someone? Well, you might be in an ever-shrinking minority – the rest of us will just be swapping virtual presents on Facebook.On Monday, Facebook added Apple’s iTunes store to its virtual gifting catalog. Facebook’s foray into holiday e-commerce is so aggressive that it’s actually placed the “Gifts” button next to some of the social site’s primest real estate. Navigate to any friend’s Facebook page and you’ll find the option right in the box where you’re probably used to sharing links or text.To send iTunes credit as a gift, you’ll be prompted to select a gift card loaded with $10, $15, $25 or $50 worth of Apple’s virtual media. Before entering your payment info, you can then select an e-card to pair with the loot, and enter a hand-typed message if you want to get really personal with this year’s e-gifting. If you’re at a loss, the iTunes gifting interface also includes suggestions from the iTunes store’s most popular selections in any category. Apple’s one-stop media shop is well-stocked, so lazy holiday shoppers should be spoiled for choice. As of September, the iTunes Store boasted more than 26 million songs, 190,000 TV episodes, 45,000 movies and 700,000 apps. The Apple Facebook Gifts partnership is the newest high-profile addition to Facebook’s virtual gifting empire, which already promotes Starbucks and popular discount design shop According to Facebook, mentions of holiday shopping-adjacent words are up 160% from last month – and considering that was before Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we can only imagine that Facebook chatter about e-gifting is at a fever pitch.  Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#Apple#e-commerce#Facebook#iTunes The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoscenter_img Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification taylor hatmaker A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

The Best Services To Free The Pictures On Your Smartphone

first_imgWe take pictures of ourselves, our food, our friends, the great moments of our life, the dullest minutia of our daily routine. Pictures by the hundreds, possibly by the thousands, quickly fill up our smartphone.  But are they there forever, only viewable on the small screen in your hand?Despite what you might fear, your phone’s photos are not trapped inside your device. Nor do you require additional hardware to archive and later view them. You have many free choices to upload your pictures and enjoy them sans smartphone.Smile! You Are the ProductBefore diving into the features of the various services, it should be noted that taking advantage of any of these free cloud services comes with a potential price. As the saying goes, if an online site isn’t selling you a product, then you are the product. Upload the latest photos of your vacation to the South Pacific, for example, and social media sites such as Flickr or Google+ might suddenly include ads from travel sites in your feed. For most, this is a fair bargain. However, all your account activity and identity data, combined with any “tags” you include with your photos—place, date, and people’s names, for example—may, in the aggregate, be more personal information than you care to hand over.  It is up to you to manage your privacy settings and use your good sense.  The licensing agreement for each of these services—those many pages of legalese that you didn’t bother to read—may allow the company to sell your data, your location or even use your photos for advertising. Instagram, for example, recently altered its terms to allow them to offer your pictures for use in ads. Only a very public outcry forced them to change the rules.The promise of free storage, accessible from multiple devices and shareable with friends and family, carries that sort of risk and you should pay attention to it. Business Model CatwalkSince every company has different rules, it may prove useful to understand the business models of those offering you free service.This is not a cautionary declaration strictly for social media sites. Consider the privacy policy of the popular Box service, which, unlike Yahoo, Google and Facebook, earns its money from charging for cloud services, not selling aggregate personal data to advertisers. This Policy in no way restricts or limits our collection and use of aggregate data, and we may share aggregate data about our users with third parties for various purposes, including to help us better understand our customer needs and improve our services and for advertising and marketing purposes.Note, this is only a small portion of the Box policy. While Box says it will not sell your “personal” information, it acknowledges that “aggregate” information may be offered to third parties. In addition, since you are “sharing” information with others—your photos—what they might do with your images is now also out of your control, and out of the control of the cloud service provider.You can simply never be 100% certain of privacy protections and loss of data, but understanding the risks is important.The Cloud As Your DarkroomWhen it comes to features, many of these services, such as the revamped Flickr or the delightfully simple Dropbox, are probably better options for storing and sharing your photos than your own computer’s hard drive. I know this all too well. My trusty old MacBook Pro gave out earlier this year, resulting in the loss of hundreds of photos and several files.The best free sites, such as Flickr, not only provide ample storage, they offer tagging, search and presentation tools to enhance your photos. They also incorporate numerous social functions within their service. Tags:#Android#iPhone#photo sharing Update: An earlier version of this story misstated Flickr’s current limits on photo storage and display. Lead image courtesy of 1000 Words/Shutterstock. All other images courtesy of Brian S. Hall. The free service offers nearly unlimited storage space—with the caveat that only the last 12 months of photos are accessible. Access to more than that requires a fee. The New Language of ImagesWe are awash in pictures because we love to document our lives and share our moments. Pictures express how we look, how we feel, what we care about, where we are. They expose our insecurities as equally as our boasts, our desires as much as our belongings, and can be shared with the world as easily as with our closest friends. The combination of always-there camera-equipped smartphones combined with popular photo-sharing services, are turning pictures into a secondary language, one potentially as impactful and seemingly as common as the written word. The free version currently offers 2 GB of storage, though Dropbox offers numerous deals to increase this space. (Note: I received 50 GB free—for one year—with my recent purchase of a Samsung Galaxy S4.) Like the services noted above, you can have your Dropbox app auto-upload your photos as soon as you take them. You can also create folders for your photos—much easier via the desktop version—and share pictures inside these folders with others.  You can also share photos via Dropbox integration with Twitter, Facebook and email.BoxBox is a cloud storage service that provides 5 GB of free storage, with much more available for a fee. You can share individual photos or entire folders. Box also allows you to see when a picture you have shared has been viewed. Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo… FlickrFlickr may promise a “free terabyte” of space, though each photo is limited to 200 MB in size.That’s still pretty good for free. Download the Flickr app for iPhone and Android and you can even set it to instantly upload your photos as soon as you take them—a great time saver. These photos are kept private until you designate them for sharing. Google+You are probably a member of Google+, whether you realize it or not. If you have signed up to use any Google service in the past, including Gmail, then you’re in the Google+ club. This is not such a bad deal for photo lovers, since Google offers members 5 GB of free storage—plenty of space for your smartphone photos.As with Flickr, the Google+ app for Android and iPhone includes an “Auto Backup” feature that lets you have all your smartphone pictures instantly uploaded. You can keep your pictures private or share them with specific individuals, or with “circles” of friends. Since Google+ is far more than a photo sharing site, some users may find it intimidating. If so, simply take advantage of the free storage and auto-upload feature. Facebook Photo SyncDid you know Facebook Photo Sync existed? Facebook announced “photo sync” last year. Install the latest version of Facebook on your iPhone or Android device and you can have your smartphone photos automatically uploaded to Facebook; all of them, not just one at a time. Here’s how to set up your Facebook app for syncing:Go to the Photos tab in the appTap PhotosTap SyncAll the photos you have auto-uploaded remain private until you designate which ones, if any, should be shared on your timeline.Facebook Photo Sync offers 2 GB of free storage.No-Frills Free Photo Storage  Several other cloud services offer ample free storage space for your photos, without the emphasis on presentation or community. Some, like Dropbox, also make it a snap to sync your photos across all your registered devices.DropboxDropbox is one of the simplest cloud services available for storing your photos, or just about any file, in fact. With the iPhone or Android app, you can easily upload your photos to Dropbox, and they are synched across all your devices (with the same Dropbox account).  How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud Related Posts SkyDriveNot to be outdone, Microsoft’s SkyDrive offers a pleasing 7 GB of free cloud storage.There is an iPhone and Android app, however, only the Windows Phone version has an auto-upload feature.BitcasaBitcasa is a start-up that offers up to 10 GB of free storage.The service also allows users to upload pictures and videos of virtually any size. If you choose to use Bitcasa’s paid service, you can have virtually unlimited storage for your photos—and any other file you want to store. You may find it much easier to use Bitcasa from your desktop, however. EverpixEverpix is a clever new photo archiving service—though available only for iOS at this writing. Everpix uses “algorithms” to analyze each photo uploaded and then automatically places them into into various categories: Outdoors, Cats, Food, etc. If you have lots of photos to store, this auto-categorizing function can be a great time saver.Another useful benefit of Everpix is that the company can figure out which photos are essentially duplicates, and remove them for you. Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … brian s hall Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

If You Didn’t Return to Work Tomorrow (For Sales Managers)

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now If you didn’t return to work tomorrow: Would your sales team be more likely to make their number without you?Which deals in your team’s pipeline would die without your coaching and guidance because of your deep knowledge and experience?Which of your sales team’s clients wouldn’t know your name when told you were gone?Which of your salespeople would believe that they lost their coach and mentor instead of their manager?Which of your salespeople would be thrilled to know that you aren’t returning and welcome a new sales manager?Would you have left someone that has been coached, trained, and developed to step into your role?Would another sales manager move heaven and earth to take over your team because they’ve been so well coached, trained, and developed to succeed?Would your replacement believe she would be better served hiring a new team to make her number, or would she be thrilled to inherit the team you’ve built?Would your team be shocked at a new sales manager’s adherence to a meeting rhythm and a sales process?Who would fear you walking across the street to manage a new competitive sales team?last_img read more

Manohar Parrikar hospitalised

first_imgAiling Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was admitted to the Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) here Saturday night, a statement said.“Honourable Chief Minister taken to Goa Medical College for upper GI (gastrointestinal) endoscopy. His health condition continues to be stable,” the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said in the statement. Mr. Parrikar (63) would be kept under observation for around 48 hours, the CMO added. A strong police force has been deployed outside the GMCH. Mr. Parrikar, diagnosed with a pancreatic ailment, has been ailing for the last one year. He underwent treatment at a US hospital and also at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi. Earlier in the day, senior Goa minister Vijai Sardesai, who met the chief minister at his residence, denied reports that Mr. Parrikar had been put on life support.last_img read more

ScienceShot: Ban on Ozone Destroyers Slowed Global Warming

first_imgEarth is warming, but temperatures would be even higher than they are today if much of the world hadn’t banned chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) in the late 1980s. That’s the conclusion of a new study, in which researchers tracked the heat-trapping ability of all greenhouse gases in Earth’s atmosphere, including carbon dioxide, methane, and CFCs, throughout the 20th century. If CFCs—which used to be common in aerosol cans (image), industrial solvents, and as refrigerants, and which poke huge holes in the ozone layer and trap heat in Earth’s atmosphere much more effectively than carbon dioxide does—hadn’t been curtailed, the heat-trapping ability of human-emitted greenhouse gases would today be more than 15% higher than it actually is, the researchers report online today in Nature Geoscience. Previous studies have shown that global average temperatures rose about 0.8°C (about 1.44°F) during the 20th century. The new research, scientists say, suggests that global average temperatures would be another 0.1°C higher without the ban on CFCs.See more ScienceShots.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more