Intervention sought as Carndonagh Court sittings are relocated

first_imgA Donegal county councillor is urging government action to ensure that the court services are retained in Carndonagh.The call comes as the town’s court service is to relocated to Buncrana for an interim period of four months during renovations at the Carndonagh Court House.Cllr Albert Doherty has called on the “confidence and supply partners” in Donegal, Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil politicians to intervene on the situation. Sinn Feín Cllr Doherty said: “The decision to adjourn the short term court sittings in Carndonagh and relocate to Buncrana for an interim period of four months is a very disappointing development.“Mr Brendan Mc Donald, Western Regional Manager of the Courts Service has confirmed that he has visited the Colgan Hall and that the Court Service authorities are assessing the suitability and the court service needs at that location, likewise following his visit to the Court House in Carndonagh, he has indicated that in an initial assessment of the building, significant refurbishment works are required”.“It is incumbent on government parties and government supporting parties under the “confidence and supply” arrangements to ensure that the court service is retained in the Carndonagh area, that the court house refurbishment work is delivered and that a stop is put to the reduction of services in rural Inishowen and Ireland.”Cllr Doherty added that he will also seek the support of all solicitors and legal services in the county to lobby public representatives, the courts service and OPW and Justice departments to ensure the retention of court services in Carndonagh. Intervention sought as Carndonagh Court sittings are relocated was last modified: April 16th, 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:buncranacarndonagh court houseCllr Albert DohertyLegallast_img read more

Why Sharks’ preseason game with Flames could have regular season feel

first_imgSAN JOSE — Defenseman Erik Karlsson’s presence in the lineup Thursday isn’t the only reason why the Sharks’ home game against the Calgary Flames will have more of a regular season-type feel.The Sharks and Flames both plan to dress NHL-caliber lineups for their second preseason meeting in three days, with Karlsson and Marc-Edouard Vlasic each making their exhibition game debuts.Karlsson and Vlasic will be paired together Thursday, like they have been for the past week of practice. Brent …last_img read more

9 SXSW Interactive Sessions Everyone Should Vote For – Now!

first_imgRelated Posts william griggs A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… The South by Southwest (SXSW) Conferences & Festivals – the giant confab of interactive, music and film in Austin, TX, in March, 2013 – is currently working on some 3,656 panel proposals. Which ones actually happen depends on how many votes they get. Here are nine panels that deserve your support. The voting closes on August 31st at 11:59pm Central Daylight Time, not much time to review all those choices. To check out 3,656 sessions in 36 hours, you would need to cover about 101 sessions per hour, or 1.7 panels per minute (PPM). And that doesn’t leave time for eating, sleeping or anything else.To make your job easier, we waded in and identified nine can’t-miss panels that deserve your support, based on these four criteria:1. Is the topic technology related? 2. Is the topic approachable? 3. Is the content unique? 4. Are the speakers/panelists reputable?Vote early and vote often, whether or not you plan to make it to Austin in March. Click on the headline to vote for the ones you like best.1. What Brands Must Do In The Age of Social TVWhat You Will Learn: This session will share how brands, producers and advertisers (both big and small) can leverage social TV to target and engage with current and potential customers. For people just interested in what’s around the corner, this session will provide plenty of insight into the future of social TV that is sure to keep the wheels in your mind turning for days.Speakers: Sam Decker of Mass Relevance, Olivier Delfosse of FremantleMedia Enterprises, and Mike Proulx of Hill Holliday2. Social Media Was Fun. Has Measurement Killed It?What You Will Learn: This session will teach you how to leverage social data to improve your personal and professional life. For example, you will learn how to use data to monitor your friends so that you know exactly what to get them for their birthday. You will also learn how to figure out what the opposite sex responds to in an effort to improve your “game.”Speakers: Adam Schoenfeld of Simply Measured and Matt Thomson of Klout3. Neuroscience Explains Popularity of QuoraWhat You Will Learn: This session will share what neuroscience has uncovered about social behavior and teach you how you can apply these neurological principles into the design of your site and your online community.Speakers: Yumio Saneyoshi of Google and Mimi Kao of University of California, San Francisco4. The Making of a MemeWhat You Will Learn: This session will discuss the development of a photography meme titled, “Texts From Hillary” – including how it unfolded and the impact it and other memes have had on how we tell visual stories.Speakers: Kira Pollack of TIME Magazine, photojournalist Diana Walker, Stacy Lambe of Buzzfeed5. Love Thine Community: 5 Guiding PrinciplesWhat You Will Learn: In this session, Nadia and Chrystal will share the five guiding principles they continue to use to build and maintain their online community of over 16 million members.Speakers: Nadia Hussain and Chrystal Chan of Polyvore6. INTEGRATE: Evernote (The Book) BootcampWhat You Will Learn: From marketing and going paperless to accounting and contact management, this session will teach you how to get the most out of your Evernote account.Speakers: Lindsey Holmes of LCH Business SM & Tech and Josh Zerkel of Custom Living Solutions7. Are You a Billionaire? Your Network = Your Net WorthWhat You Will Learn: This panel will share how networking has evolved and empower you to leverage the new trends to maximize your network and reap the rewards.Speakers:Stephanie Agresta of Weber Shandwick, Porter Gale of Porter Gale, Inc., David Hornik of August Capital and Shira Lazar of What’s Trending8. Industrial Revolution 3.0 & Future of 3D PrintingWhat You Will Learn: This panel will take you into the future and demonstrate what 3D printing makes possible – including the impact it will have on manufacturing, design and creativity as we know it.Speakers: Chris Anderson of Wired Magazine and Peter Weijmarshausen of Shapeways9. Born to Blog: Are You Wired for Blogging SuccessWhat You Will Learn: This panel will help you cut through the common myths surrounding blogging and outline a comprehensive, actionable blueprint you can implement immediately. Have a question that wasn’t answered? Be sure to ask the panel for help. Speakers: Mark Schaefer of Schaefer Marketing Solutions, Gini Dietrich of Arment Dietrich, and Stanford Smith of Fluency MediaBONUS: The following three sessions are proposed by SAY: Media, ReadWriteWeb’s parent company. You may want to check them out, too:1. Adapt or Die, Jane Pratt’s Publishing Evolution: Featuring the one and only Jane Pratt, documenting her journey into digital publishing and what she has learned along the way.2. Addicted to Mobile, The New Cigarette: Doug Grinspan and Jeremiah Zinn of Viacom reunite to uncover what makes mobile devices so addicting.3. SocialX : UX :: Users : Users: SAY: Media social mastermind Ted Rheingold on how to design for the social experience.Have other sessions you like? Share them in the comments below!Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by William Griggs, a startup strategist who helps startups with their product, marketing and fundraising strategies. You can find more about him at or follow him on Twitter @TSSUpdates.Austin image courtesy of Shutterstock. Tags:#New Media#web center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

PBA: Bolts end 3-game slide, rip Picanto

first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Canaleta made four 3-pointers while Baser Amer and Jared Dillinger had three triples each as Meralco shot 44% from downtown and 51% from the field overall.Dillinger finished with 13 points, including a 3-pointer that made it, 97-65, with 3:25 remaining.Kia was back to its old self after snapping a 16-game slide on Saturday at the expense of Rain or Shine.The Picanto played sloppy and just struggled to break the Bolts defense. they shot only 33% from the field and had 16 turnovers, six more than their assists total.Rashawn McCarthy scored 17 points for Kia, which stayed at the bottom of the standings with a 1-5 card.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH ‘Enjoy hell:’ Doctor’s sentence next for assaulting gymnasts LATEST STORIES NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencerscenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Read Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMeralco bounced back and whipped Kia, 105-76, to snap a three-game skid in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Bolts pulled away in the second quarter, where they outscored the Picanto, 33-20.ADVERTISEMENT Niño Canaleta led the way for Meralco with 17 points, 12 of which came in the first half. The Bolts (2-3) got back on track after absorbing a 99-81 blowout loss at the hands of TNT on Sunday.“It was nice to see my players play with a lot more effort tonight and play with a little bit more purpose on defense right from the very start and it carried over the entire game,” said Meralco head coach Norman Black.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I just thought we just had so much effort and energy tonight than we displayed last game against Talk N’ Text and hopefully that will continue in the future games,” Black added.The Bolts limited the Picanto to below 20 points in each of the last three quarters while also hitting on all cylinders to break the game wide open. View commentslast_img read more

It’s all about getting to the vantage point

first_imgShe’d been cooped up at home for several weeks with various ailments and jumped at the suggestion of a day out. “It’s baby’s day out,” we joked, as we drove to Select Citywalk. Despite the struggle she faced walking, my mother’s determination to do so was evident from her Nike ‘air’ shoes and the walking stick she sported.The beginning was promising. I parked in the space reserved for the handicapped, near the entrance. The walk to the lift was short and easily manageable for mum and soon we were strolling past glossy shop windows. After some browsing, we decided a movie was a good idea. So off I went to PVR to organise our tickets.At the cinema, I discovered that there were no easily accessible seats. Tickets for those near the hall entrance were sold out and the others required negotiating stairs. When I explained my mother’s disability to the ticket vendor, he advised me to buy ” Gold Class” tickets. These were nearly four times the cost of a regular ticket, but I didn’t hesitate for a moment: mum and I go to the movies together once a year so why not?Before the show, we made a visit to the ladies loo in the PVR complex. I guided my mother towards the handicapped bathroom and opened the door to help her in. Guess what we found? Bottles of cleaning fluids and mops piled on the closed toilet lid. The bathroom reserved for disabled people had been turned into a store room by the cleaning attendant. I summoned her and asked for an explanation. A shrug and look of disdain was what I got.advertisementOutside, I asked a cinema attendant to guide us to the hall. She indicated a flight of steps. “What?” I said, “Can’t you see my mother’s walking stick?” Taken aback at my tone, she quickly ushered us to a lift that transported us to the 5-star “Gold star” area. We got into the cinema and the young lady indicated a set of seats four steps down. I was aghast: the ticket vendor had actually sold us tickets which required negotiating stairs despite being about my mum’s disability.We will sit right here, I said firmly, indicating the seats at ground level. She started protesting, but stopped when she realised that this could turn into a noisy saga. And the ” gold” treatment just wouldn’t stop. I had to get up and ask for help several times – to operate the chair, get some cushions to prop mum’s back up, get some drinking water and so on.Cinema staff complied sulkily and didn’t even give us the juice that comes free with the ticket. It’s just as well that Hritik, Abhay and Farhan were entertaining enough to distract us from the abrasive aftermath of dealing with them.The PVR cinema experience provides an example of how illprepared institutions are in dealing with disability. My mother says she has encountered a similar lack of sensitivity in restaurants and airlines. Instead of being helpful, the staff are rude and actually do their best to pretend the situation of handicap doesn’t exist.This is a worrying scenario, since all of us are likely to experience disability at some stage: an achy back, fracture or shortness of breath caused by old age, can limit our movements.But public spaces in the city don’t take this into account. Every single shopping complex requires you to climb steps, or walk on pavements that are hazardous. A stroll in the popular M block market in GK1 provides a perfect example of how inaccessible sidewalks can be, even for fully functional people. We have no building regulations on the materials permissible for pavements, unlike Western countries. So a shopkeeper who fancies Italian marble can use this to pave the space outside his shop, just as his neighbour can choose Jaipur sandstone. These individual pavements can even be at different heights from each other! The worst part is if you slip and break your leg while walking on them, you can’t sue the shopkeeper or even the market association.Still, the absence of regulations doesn’t absolve people of their responsibility towards creating an accessible environment for the handicapped. Cinemas like PVR should reserve at least two seats for disabled people right at the hall entrances. Training to sensitise staff to different disabilities should be a mandatory. And the toilet reserved for the handicapped should certainly be functional.When and if this happens, my mother and others like her may actually be able to enjoy a movie at PVR. And buy a regular ticket instead of gold class.advertisementlast_img read more

19 days agoMan Utd deny new contract talks with Paul Pogba

first_imgMan Utd deny new contract talks with Paul Pogbaby Paul Vegas19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United deny they’re in new contract talks with Paul Pogba.The club also insist he is not holding them to ransom by demanding a reported £600,000-a-week new deal.Pogba – who is expected to miss Sunday’s clash with Newcastle at St James’ Park with an ankle injury – has two years left on his current contract.United say no formal talks have yet taken place – and they believe they are not under any time pressure to make the French World Cup winner a new offer yet.An Old Trafford insider told the Mirror: “Pogba’s only focus right now is trying to be fit to help his team-mates.“Reports of him demanding £600,000-a-week to stay aren’t true. Paul has two years left on his contract so time is on our side in terms of discussions on a new deal.”The club made it clear in the summer that we want Paul at United and that remains the case.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Iowa Making Strong Push For Top Kicker Quinn Nordin With Personalized Letters, Most Wanted Posters

first_imgIowa sends letters to kicker Quinn Nordin.Class of 2016 kicker Quinn Nordin supposedly has his collegiate decision down to either Penn State or Iowa – at least that’s what he told the guys over at Black Shoe Diaries last week. It looks like the Hawkeyes are making a hard push to land his services.Saturday, Nordin tweeted a photo of all of the mail he received from the Hawkeyes this week. It includes numerous hand-written letters (one by head coach Kirk Ferentz) and a “Most Wanted” poster with his photo and attributes. Just opened the mailbox #HawkeyeNation #MuchLove— Quinn Nordin (@QuinnNordin) February 21, 2015It’ll be interesting to see where Nordin winds up.last_img read more

NHL elite comes to Ottawa to honour life of longtime coach and

first_imgOTTAWA – Friends, family and hockey dignitaries joined together at Canadian Tire Centre on Thursday to celebrate life and legacy of Bryan Murray, whose signature sense of humour and ability to reach people defined his decorated career as an NHL coach and general manager.Murray died at age 74 on Aug. 12 after a three-year battle with colon cancer.Many of the NHL’s elite were on hand to pay their respects, including NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Lou Lamoriello and head coach Mike Babcock as well as numerous players including Daniel Alfredsson, Luc Robitaille, Dion Phaneuf, Marc Methot and Mike Hoffman.Senators general manager Pierre Dorion said it’s simply an extension of the impact Murray, a native of the nearby town of Shawville, Que., had on those who knew him.“He’s someone that’s touched so many lives for the better,” said Dorion. “The organization was a better one with Bryan in it. This loss is monumental for our hockey team for his guidance, his direction. I think he’s touched every one of us who’s ever encountered him.“Bryan was able to resonate with people.”The ceremony featured a video montage, a collection of favourite songs by local singer Gail Gavin as well as speeches by Murray’s niece Lynn Hearty-Coutts, former Senators defenceman Chris Phillips, Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee as well as Dorion and Bettman.Bettman spoke of Murray’s numerous accomplishments throughout his 36-year NHL career that included time in Washington, Detroit, Florida, Anaheim and finally Ottawa.Career highlights included winning the NHL’s coach of the year award with Washington in 1984 and executive of the year award with Florida in 1996, and coaching the Senators to an appearance in the 2007 Stanley Cup final.“Every one of those owners saw that Bryan could take something and provide the structure and the discipline and the pride of workmanship that is required to succeed,” Bettman said of Murray, whose 620 career wins as a coach are 10th highest in NHL history. “If you look back at the rosters, his teams weren’t all-star teams, but in many instances they achieved great things because of the closeness Bryan helped build in the dressing room. Bryan ran teams in the ultimate sense of the word – and he always tried to make those teams better.”A common thread throughout the afternoon was Murray’s sense of humour, sarcasm and ability to get the best from his players.“One of the biggest things was he made it fun, it was fun to come to the rink,” said Phillips. “His meetings were legendary.”Phillips told a story of one meeting where Murray asked Mike Fisher, who was in a scoring slump at the time, “are you ever going to score again?” Fisher laughed at the comment and Murray went on to say, “No, seriously are you?”Coincidentally, Fisher scored that same night.Humour was just one of the many great ways Murray connected with his players.“There was no question that when you played for Bryan he had your back,” said Phillips. “I believe that many times he even knew he was in the wrong about arguing a call, but every player knew that we were in it together.”As great a hockey man as he was Murray always made family a priority. He remained deeply entrenched in Shawville and returned home to spend summers by the Ottawa River.In a conversation with Hearty-Coutts about a month before he passed Murray said his greatest joy was being by the river and hearing his granddaughter’s laughter as they played on the beach.“Uncle Bryan brought people together, he had that intangible quality,” said Hearty-Coutts. “People loved being in his circle. He had a gift. He made you feel like you were the most important person in the room when he spoke to you. You always left a conversation wanting to be a better person.”Murray had numerous accomplishments in hockey, but his willingness to make his battle public and raise awareness was also notable.“His body might have lost the battle, but his spirit never did,” Hearty-Coutts said. “His courage will continue to save others.”last_img read more

Oil and Gas Commission issues BCs first geothermal resource well permit

first_imgVALEMOUNT, B.C. – The BC Oil and Gas Commission says it has issued authorization the province’s first-ever permit for a geothermal energy project.The OGC has granted the permits to Calagary-based Borealis Geopower Inc. to build four thermal gradient wells on its Canoe Reach Geothermal Project, which is located south of Valemount. The company plans to drill geothermal wells to produce renewable power and heat, and the well authorizations allow the company to begin drilling to collect geotechnical and temperature gradient information.The OGC issued the well authorizations on May 29th, marking the first time the Commission has issued a well authorization under the Geothermal Resource Act. The provincial government made the Oil and Gas Commission the provincial regulator of geothermal resources on March 31, 2017. The Geothermal Resources Act governs the development and use of geothermal resources that have a temperature of 80 degrees Celsius or higher, and the Commission has jurisdiction over operational requirements.last_img read more

Urine test may help prevent cervical cancer, finds study

first_imgLondon: Urine testing may be as effective as the smear test at preventing cervical cancer and could significantly increase participation rates for screening, a study has found. The research, published in the journal BMJ Open, found that urine testing was just as good as the cervical smear at picking up high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus that causes cervical cancer. Researchers from the University of Manchester in the UK said a urine test could help increase the numbers of women who are screened for cervical cancer. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportUrine testing could have a role in the developing world, where cervical cancer is up to 15 times more common and smear testing largely non-existent. Around one in 20 women show abnormal changes which might go on to become cancer and are referred for colposcopy, where the cervix is examined under magnification, allowing abnormal areas to be seen, sampled and treated, before they ever cause cancer, researchers said. According to the team, cervical smear samples, self-collected vaginal samples and urine samples are all effective at picking up high risk HPV infection. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protestsCervical cancer is most common in women aged 30 to 35 years. However, the precancerous stage is detectable in the 5-10 years before this, when up to a third of women fail to attend for their smear test. “We’re really very excited by this study, which we think has the potential to significantly increase participation rates for cervical cancer screening in a key demographic group,” said Emma Crosbie, who led the study.last_img read more