PICTURE SPECIAL: THREE AND EASY ON INISHFREE ON VOTING DAY

first_imgHugh O’Donnell Presiding Officer & Maureen O’Sullivan.JUST three people voted on Inishfree today on the double referendum.The islands of Donegal got their vote on Wednesday.And the rest of the county and the State will decide the future of the Seanad and our legal system on Friday. PICTURE SPECIAL: THREE AND EASY ON INISHFREE ON VOTING DAY was last modified: October 2nd, 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:Donegal voteisland votesPICTURE SPECIAL: THREE AND EASY ON INISHFREE ON VOTING DAYreferendumlast_img read more

REPORT, PICTURES & RESULTS FROM FINN VALLEY AC’S FLOODLIT MEETING

first_imgFinn Valley hosted yet another successsful winter floodlit track and field meeting at their track in Stranorlar last night – and will be encouraged by yet another good turnout with 260 athletes from from 10 clubs.Weather conditions were again in their favour and organisation was again first class.Clubs will agree that it gave an opportunity for a wide range of athletes of all ages to compete in long jump, high jump, sprints, middle distance, shot and walks. It proved popular and no doubt the Valley club will make it an annual event.Finally a major well done to officials from the local club who again did an excellent job ensuring a 2 hour programme.FINN VALLEY A.C. FLOODLIT TRACK & FIELD MEETING 22nd February, 2012.  U8 60m Girls1               Abbey McGranaghan, Finn Valley2               Sarah Gavigan, Finn Valley3               Sarah McMenamin, Finn ValleyU8 60m Boys 1               Jamie O’donnell, Finn Valley2               Martin Mbuli, Finn Valley3               Rossa McDaid, Finn ValleyU10 60m Girls 1               Brenda Carr, Finn Valley2               Rioghnagh Lynch, Finn Valley3               Hannah McMenamin, Finn ValleyU10 60m Boys1               Daniel Foy, Finn Valley2               Aidan McCole, Rosses3               Neil Mulcahy, Finn ValleyU12 60m Girls1               Amy Boyle Carr, Killybegs2               Aoise Willoughby, Rosses3               Lauren Callaghan, Finn ValleyU12 60m Boys1               Oisin McElhinney, Finn Valley2               Oran Brown, Lifford3               Oisin Bradley, LetterkennyU14 60m Girls1               Janine Boyle, Finn Valley2               Amy Hannah, Rosses3               Fodhla McFadden, RossesU14 60m Boys1               thomas Mullen, Lifford2               Alan McGinley, Lifford3               Calvin O’Brien, Finn ValleyU16 60m Girls1               Niamh Gavigan, Slieve League2               Caoimhe Byrne, Slieve League3               Naomi Moore, Finn ValleyU16 60m Boys1          Darragh Toal, Letterkenny2          Sean O’Brien, Letterkenny3          Darragh Curran, LetterkennyOver 16 60m Girls1               Anna Barr, City of Derry2               Jenny O’Brien, City of Derry3               Christina Logue, OlympianOver 16 60m Boys1               Ryan McParland, City of Derry2               Shaun Woods, Finn Valley3               Josh Byrne, Finn ValleyU10 600m Girls1               Tara McConnell, Finn Valley2               Cara Wilkinson, Fin ValleyU10 600m Boys1               Caolan O’Neill, Finn Valley2               Oisin Toye, Finn Valley3               Aidan McCole, RossesU12 600m Girls1               Laura McDaid, Finn Valley2               Daniella Jansen, Finn Valley3               Karen Gallagher, LetterkennyOver 16 1500m Girls1               Kathleen Craig, Lifford2               Elisha Cannon, LiffordOver 16 1600m Boys1               Shaun Boyle, Letterkenny, 4.43.162               Patrick McConnigley, Letterkenny 4.47.143               Oisin Gallen, Finn Valley 4.48.16Girls Walk 1000m1               Lisa Bradley, City of Derry 5.44.722               Grace Carr, Letterkenny, 5.45.243               Emer McCauley, Finn ValleyU12 Boys 600m1               Ronan Frain, Letterkenny2               Shane McMonagle, Finn Valley3               Jack Gillespie, Finn ValleyU14 Girls 600m1               Altan Murphy, Letterkenny2               Laura Crossan, Letterkenny3               Amy Crossan, Finn ValleyU14 Boys 600m1               Brian McNamee, Finn Valley2               Denver Kelly, Finn Valley3               Aaron McGlynn, Finn ValleyU16 Girls 200m1               Sarah Doherty, Rosses2               Denise McLaughlin, Finn Valley3               Aine McGrah, Finn ValleyU16 Boys 200m1               Dara Curran, Letterkenny, 26.792               Darragh Toal, Letterkenny, 27.113               Sean O’Brien, Letterkenny 27.40Over 16 Girls 200m1               Aine Barr, City of Derry, 26.892               Jenny O’Brien, City of Derry, 27.883               Christina Logue, Olympian, 28.69Over 16 Boys 200m1               Shaun Woods, Finn Valley, 23.742               Ryan McParland, City of Derry, 24.003               Bertram Barrett, Lifford, 26.43U12 Boys Long Jump1               Ronan Frain, Letterkenny 3.81m2               Keith McColgan,Finn Valley, 3.53m3               Dillan Dorrian, Milford 3.53mU14 Girls Long Jump1               Janine Boyle, Finn Valley, 4.62m2               Sommer Lecky, Finn Valley, 4.30m3               Aine Hanna, Rosses, 4.10mU14 Boys Long Jump1               Aaron McGlynn, Finn Valley 4.00m2               Dillon Kearns, Killybegs, 3.93m3               Alan McGinley, Lifford 3.90mU16 Boys Long Jump1               Mark Cunningham, Slieve League, 3.81m2               Michael McGill, Slieve League, 3.81m3               Brian Gallagher, Slieve League 3.40mOver 16 Boys Long Jump1               John Russell, Letterkenny, 4.71mU16 Girls Long Jump1               Sarah Doherty, Rosses, 4.45m2               Caoimhe Byrne, Slieve League, 4.17m3               Susan o’Donaghue, Slieve League, 4.11mOver 16 Girls Long Jump1               Caoimhe McMenamin, Finn Valley, 4.50m2               Megan Colhoun, Lifford, 4.43mU12 Girls Long Jump1               Aine Kerr, Finn Valley 3.80m2               Aoise Willoughby, Rosses, 3.79m3               Michaela Byrne, Killybegs, 3.79mU12 Girls Shot Putt1               Casey Mc Garvey, Rosses 6.23m2               Aoife Doherty, Finn Valley 5.30m3               Jane Mary Gillespie, Rosses, 4.98mU12 Boys Shot Putt1               Mark McElhinney, Finn Valley 6.74m2               Shane O’Donnell, Lifford, 6.29m3               Eoin McMenamin, Finn Valley 5.15mU14 Girls Shot Putt1               Naoimh McGranaghan, Finn Valley, 9.93m2               Bridget McDwyer, Rosses, 8.67m3               Tara Harley, Rosses, 7.12mU14 Boys Shot Putt1               James Kelly, Finn Valley, 12.10m2               Ryan Hilferty, Letterkenny, 7.90m3               Brendan O’Donnell, Lifford, 7.74mU16 Girls Shot Putt1               Caoimhe Bonner, Rosses, 8.34m2               Molly Donavan, Sliagh League, 8.12m3               Emer McNern, Sliagh League, 6.70mU16 Boys Shot Putt1               Gavin McLaughlin, Finn Valley, 10.47m2               Jordan Burn, Killybegs, 6.29m3               Kyle Gallagher, Finn Valley 6.08mOver 16 Girls Shot Putt1               Sarah Conroy, Sliagh League, 6.70m2               Bronagh Doherty, Olympian, 6.00mOver 16 Boys Shot Putt1               Ryan Stewart, Finn Valley 10.77m2               Lee Barlow , Olympian, 9.74m3               Peadar Convey, Sliagh League, 9.60mU16 Boys High Jump1               Jack McGeehan, Finn Valley, 1.45mOver 16 Boys High Jump1               Conor McKinney, Lifford 1.69m2               Bertram Barrett, Lifford, 1.55m3               Adrian Crawford, Finn Valley 1.50mU16 Girls High Jump1               Karen Kelly, Finn Valley, 1.45m2               Shannon Bonner, Slieve League, 1.30m3               Kathleen Craig, Lifford, 1.25mOver 16 Girls High Jump1               Blaithnaid Patton, Finn Valley, 1.50m2               Simone Crawford, Finn Valley, 1.40mU12 Boys High Jump1               Alex McGeehin, Finn Valley 1.17m2               Oisin McElhinney, Finn Valley 1.14m3               Wilson Craig, Lifford 1.08mU12 Girls High Jump1               Lauren Callaghan, Finn Valley, 1.11m2               Aine Wilkinson, Finn Valley, 1.08m3               Hannah McGettigan, Lifford, 1.08mU14 Boys High Jump1               K. Brady, Finn Valley, 1.38m2               C. Lynch, Liford, 1.38m3               U. Boyle, Rosses, 1.30mU14 Girls High Jump1          Shannon Craid, Lifford, 1.41mREPORT, PICTURES & RESULTS FROM FINN VALLEY AC’S FLOODLIT MEETING was last modified: February 23rd, 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:PICTURES & RESULTS FROM FINN VALLEY AC’S FLOODLIT MEETINGreportlast_img read more

CLG Gaoth Dobhair to benefit from €3,900 grant

first_imgBord na nÓg, CLG Gaoth Dobhair, has been awarded a grant of €3,939 to purchase training equipment.The grant was approved by Donegal TD Joe McHugh, Government Chief Whip and Minister of State for Irish, the Gaeltacht and the Islands, under the 20 Year Strategy for the Irish Language 2010-2030.Announcing this grant, the Minister said: “I am delighted to make the grant available to Bord na nÓg who attend to the youth of the parish and provide a broad program of sporting events for them. “This is funding that goes to the heart of the community.” As GaeilgeDeontas €3,939 ceadaithe ag an Aire Stáit McHugh do Bhord na nÓg, CLG Ghaoth Dobhair, Co Dhún na nGall, chun trealamh traenála a cheannachD’fhógair Joe McHugh T.D.,  Príomh-Aoire an Rialtais agus Aire Stáit don Ghaeilge, don Ghaeltacht agus do na hOileáin, inniu, 29 Márta, go bhfuil deontas €3,939 ceadaithe aige do Bhord na nÓg, CLG Ghaoth Dobhair, chun cuidiú leo trealamh traenála spóirt a cheannach. Ag fógairt an deontais seo, dúirt an tAire Stáit: “Tá an-áthas air an deontas a chur ar fáil do Bhord na nÓg agus iad ag freastal ar óige an pharóiste agus clár leathan imeachtaí spóirt á chur ar fáil acu dóibh.“Maoiniú atá anseo a théann istigh I gcroílár an phobail.”Is faoin réimse gnímh An Ghaeltacht de chuid na Straitéise 20 Bliain don Ghaeilge 2010-2030 atá an deontas á cheadú.CLG Gaoth Dobhair to benefit from €3,900 grant was last modified: March 29th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:bord na nógclg gaoth dobhairGAAlast_img read more

Zuma to take up issues with Mugabe

first_img5 August 2009South African President Jacob Zuma indicated on Monday that he would be contacting Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to discuss tensions in that country’s unity government, following a meeting with Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai.“Given this situation, I will be contacting President Robert Mugabe on the matters raised by Tsvangirai,” Zuma told reporters in Johannesburg after meeting with Tsvangirai.Zuma said he would also contact other Southern African Development Community (SADC) leaders to “brief them on how we can continue working together to make quick progress in Zimbabwe.”Tsvangirai told reporters that it was “five months since the formation of the unity government, so I was updating Zuma, as the chairperson of the Southern African Development Community, on the progress and areas of slow progress.”Tsvangirai’s Movement for Democratic Change claims there has been a recent crackdown on its members.While the issues that Zuma and Tsvangirai discussed were not mentioned, Tsvangirai said he was pleased by Zuma’s willingness to intervene.Zuma said he was confident that agreement on outstanding issues would be reached, adding that former president Thabo Mbeki, who mediated the agreement of the unity government, had also been briefed on the situation via a letter.Zuma said the problems in neighbouring Zimbabwe were “weighty”, but could be resolved. Tsvangirai had “indicated few deadlocks that we still need to look at, but I am confident that they will be sorted out.”The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) has claimed a recent crackdown on its members, following the arrests of several lawmakers which it says are aimed at robbing the party of its slim parliamentary majority.Key appointments, including the appointment of Zimbabwe’s central bank chief and attorney-general, have been referred to the SADC for regional mediation.Tsvangirai is frustrated by the lack of progress in resolving the thorniest issues in the agreement, after Mugabe apparently refused to budge on his re-appointment of Gideon Gono as Reserve Bank governor and Johannes Tomana as attorney-general.The MDC also says scores of party legislators, students, activists, lawyers and ordinary party members have been arrested or are missing, while there reports that farm invasions are continuing in the country.The MDC holds a slim majority in Zimbabwe’s parliament, but some MDC members of parliament are awaiting trial or have been convicted of political crimes and have been suspended from parliament. The MDC says the claims against its members are politically motivated.The MDC joined Mugabe’s ruling Zanu-PF party in a fragile coalition government set up in February, nearly a year after disputed elections, in an agreement brokered by the SADC.The unity government was created to end the violence that erupted after disputed election results led to a political deadlock, crippling the country’s economy and prompting millions of Zimbabweans to flee into South Africa.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Etail Innovations Blur Line Between Physical, Online Shopping

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tesco’s experiment puts the virtual stores where potential customers will be and may have time on their hands for some fast shopping: public waiting areas. The pilot has already paid off in South Korea: Tesco’s subsidiary there reported a 130% rise in online grocery sales.Billboards and screen displays of products fall into a fast-rising category of sales known as etailing, which is a blend of what works best in the online and brick-and-mortar worlds. The concept of a 24/7 store window happens to be the most popular because it’s the easiest to implement: display a product with some kind of barcode and you immediately can get customers buying, as eBay and designer Jonathan Adler are trying in New York and Proctor & Gamble is doing with virtual drugstores in the Czech Republic.It’s not just public screens. Ebay’s “Watch with eBay” app lets users specify the TV channel they are watching and displays items currently on sale that relate to the show. Think sports memorabilia or fan gear. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… brian proffitt Related Posts Meanwhile, e-commerce sites are extending their reach into the physical world. Amazon is now formally launching its Amazon Lockers program that will have the mega-retailer ship customers’ items to secure lockers located in convenience stores and pharmacies for later pickup. The program was first trialed in Seattle last year, and it’s been enough of a success to deploy across the nation. The lockers offer customers more security in product delivery, particularly in urban areas where theft from doorsteps can be a problem.Now that Amazon is giving in to collecting sales taxes even in U.S. states where it doesn’t already have a physical presence, it’s also reportedly establishing regional distribution centers that could enable hyperlocal, same-day delivery. Or at least next-day delivery for many items.Whether or note they make it to the U.S. market, all of these developments play into etailing’s key trend: reducing the friction between seeing an item and buying it.center_img The barrier between consumer and product is growing ever smaller, as retail stores both physical and online extend their sales into realms beyond their original spheres of influence. UK grocer Tesco’s interactive virtual grocery stores in London’s Gatwick airport is only the latest example.The Gatwick stores follow on the heels of last year’s pilot program in South Korea that sold items via billboards displaying photos of products in subway stations and bus stops. Using smartphones to scan QR codes next to the products’ images on the wall, shoppers of Tesco division Home Plus would have their groceries selected, bought and delivered to their homes.At Gatwick, though, instead of static photos of products on the wall or display stands, departing passengers will use an Android or iOS app to scan products displayed on one of four interactive “fridges” within the virtual store.Putting the virtual store into the Gatwick airport takes advantage of the travel habits of Britons as they depart the UK on their annual holiday (or “vacation”) and may want to have groceries delivered to their homes when they get back, saving them the inevitable re-stocking trip at the supermarket when they return. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Amazon#e-commerce#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Overturning Fighting Faiths

first_imgThe seemingly interminable 2016 presidential is finally ending — and all the weather wanes are pointing to a victory for the Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton. However, the surprising resilience of Donald Trump, notwithstanding his crass, narcissistic and disastrous campaign, has pointed a searchlight on the profound sense of national unease that is at the bedrock of his support.Thirty-two years after Ronald Reagan coasted to a landslide victory over Walter Mondale riding his optimistic “Morning in America” campaign slogan, Trump’s dystopian political strategy has pried open every national scab, with an apocalyptic vision of a country overrun by rampant violence, criminal aliens, crumbling infrastructure and mismanaged by confused, feckless leaders.It is a remarkable and humiliating decline for a seemingly proud and confident nation that strode as a colossal astride the better part of the past century. Somehow, fully a third of the American people seem convinced that the country has been reduced to a Third World colony of faceless globalists and bureaucrats.The vast majority of Trump’s support comes from less educated Whites, who have conflated their aggrieved circumstances with the hyped up threats of foreigners stealing their jobs, undermining their identity and endangering their security.Opinion polls show wide disparities on public perceptions of personal finance and security based on income and education. A Pew Center survey found that 75 percent of those with incomes higher than $100,000 believe their family finances are keeping pace or improving with inflation. By contrast, a majority of those with incomes below $75,000, and nearly two thirds of those with income under $30,000, say they are falling behind financially. While two thirds of those with college degrees feel that their economic situation is steady or improving, a majority of those without a college degree say it is declining. 81 percent of Trump’s supporters feel that life in America is worse today than 50 years ago and 68 percent believe that it will be worse for the next generation. In comparison, a majority of Clinton’s supporters believe the opposite.By all accounts, Donald Trump is a product of the corrupt political and economic system that frustrates and disillusions his followers. A child of privilege, he abused every loophole in the rigged system that he has so effectively inveighed against to not just enrich himself by buying favors with politicians, but also to evade taxes, stiff vendors and businesses by declaring multiple bankruptcies, and even his customers, such as students of the discredited Trump University. Indeed, there could be no better a poster child of the crooked insider system than Trump. He has, of course, brilliantly disarmed that critique by acknowledging it, and asserting, counter intuitively, that his insider experience best positions him to disassemble it.By publicly threatening to swing a wrecking ball against the rigged system on which he has coasted, Trump has been able to tap into the visceral anger that millions of marginalized Americans feel. They forgive his dishonesty and failures — and they likely don’t even believe that he will transform anything, because for the most part, they are past caring. They want only to stick it to the establishment. And by electing Trump, regardless of what he does, they will have accomplished that.As the Las Vegas Review Journal, the lone major newspaper to endorse the Republican nominee, wrote: “Mr. Trump represents neither the danger his critics claim nor the magic elixir many of his supporters crave. But he promises to be a source of disruption and discomfort to the privileged, back-scratching political elites for whom the nation’s strength and solvency have become subservient to power’s pursuit and preservation.”The palpable anger that animates his followers will outlast Trump. Democrats and Republicans alike need to find answers for those who are dislocated by the technological, trade and economic gales that are tearing through traditional industries, jobs and communities. Immigrants, crime and trade deals may be bogeymen for demagogues like Trump, but the distress and dislocation is real.The answers to the genuine problems of real people rest in an activist, progressive state that is people centric — one that guarantees healthcare, a livable minimum wage, a robust safety net, retraining programs for the new economy, enhanced educational opportunities, etc. Republicans have spent two generations demonizing the government and any attempt to leverage it for public good will be heretical to keepers of the flame.But there is no other escape. Already, the political sands are shifting. The Democratic Party’s union constituency has traditionally been more hostile to immigration and free trade. Recent surveys, however, show that Democrats are now more favorably disposed on both issues, whereas Republicans have shifted in the opposite direction. In another reversal in the most recent election cycle, the Democratic presidential candidate is far more hawkish on foreign policy than her Republican opponent. Both political parties risk alienation and irrelevancy if they are unable to sever the shackles of dogma and orthodoxy that have outlived their lifespan.Over the centuries, time and tide have overturned even mightier fighting faiths. Related Itemslast_img read more

Eluding Marriage

first_imgRatan Tata, head the Tata Group, one of India’s largest business empires, recently revealed that he come close to marrying four times, but “each time it got close to there and I guess I backed off in fear of one reason or another.” Tata, 75, told CNN International “Well, you know one was probably the most serious was when I was working in the US and the only reason we didn’t get married was that I came back to India and she was to follow me….. and that was the year of the, if you like, the Indo-Chinese conflict and in true American fashion this conflict in the Himalayas, in the snowy, uninhabited part of the Himalayas was seen in the United States as a major war between India and China and so, she didn’t come and finally got married in the US thereafter.”He harbored no regrets: “[I]n hindsight when I look at the people involved; it wasn’t a bad thing what I did. I think it may have been more complex had the marriage taken place.”  Related Itemslast_img read more