first_imgA Book of Condolences has been opened for Nelson Mandela in Letterkenny.The book has been opened at the Letterkenny Town Council offices following a request from a member of the public.People can sign the book during office hours.  BOOK OF CONDOLENCES OPENS FOR MANDELA IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: December 6th, 2013 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:Book of CondolencesletterkennyNelson Mandelalast_img read more

Business’ commitment to NDP welcomed

first_img14 May 2014The government has welcomed Business Unity South Africa’s (Busa’s) post-election pledge to support the implementation of the National Development Plan (NDP).The NDP is the country’s 30-year growth and development framework for growing the economy while tackling unemployment, poverty and inequality.Following the African National Congress’s (ANC’s) victory with a 62% majority in South Africa’s fifth democratic election, President Jacob Zuma said on the weekend that the new administration would give the green light to implementing the NDP and promoting inclusive economic growth and job creation.On Monday, Busa, South Africa’s largest business lobby group, said it was ready to help the government with implementing the NDP. Busa acting CEO Cas Coovadia said business needed to identify “concrete” programmes within the NDP that it could start implementing.In response, acting Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) CEO Phumla Williams said on Tuesday that a high degree of collaboration between business and the government was needed for the NDP’s success.“The pledge by Busa is a step in the right direction to realising Vision 2030,” Williams said, adding: “This is the country’s blueprint, and not only government’s initiative. All citizens should embrace Vision 2030 and work together to grow our economy and improve the lives of South Africans.”Rating agency Moody’s said on Tuesday that the ANC’s decisive victory in last week’s general election was “credit positive” for South Africa, as it cleared the way for the government to push ahead with implementing the NDP.“Our key takeaway from this election is that macroeconomic policy continuity is now more assured, a credit positive,” Moody’s said in a credit report.SAinfo reporter and read more

#DeleteUber campaign might harm company’s self-driving plans

first_imgThe #DeleteUber campaign has hit the company hard, it lost 200,000 users and CEO Travis Kalanick resigned from Donald Trump’s advisory board. It might not be the end for Uber’s woes, as labor groups and activists in Pittsburgh look to use the campaign to attack its self-driving program.Hundreds of people hit the streets of Pittsburgh to protest Uber’s growing presence in the city and its lack of compliance with federal and state worker laws. The company is currently building a high-tech engineering facility and tests its self-driving taxi program in the city.See Also: Another autonomous research center to be built in MichiganProtesters called on Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto to reject Uber as a partner and look at other, more publicly-controlled transportation options. Peduto said he talked to Uber CEO Travis Kalanick about his disapproval of the travel ban and his place on the advisory board, but did not give any assurances that he would slow Uber’s advances in Pittsburgh.“Since our conversations started with Uber in Pittsburgh, I’ve not hesitated to express my disappointment when necessary,” said Peduto in a statement to The Verge. “But I also believe that Uber has the potential to help change the world of 21st Century transportation. Uber can and should develop a successful business model that cities they operate in can also benefit from.”Simple ways for Uber to improve?“There are very simple ways for Uber to become more open and people-centric in their operations and provide incentives for their employees that can change people’s lives. We haven’t seen that happen yet, but the potential is there and we expect to see it happen,” he added.Uber has not commented directly on Peduto’s statement, but did say it is spending $3 million on legal funds to make sure drivers are not affected by the travel ban.The loss of Pittsburgh could harm Uber’s self-driving plans, which have already been hit by California’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) asking the ridesharing firm to apply for a special self-driving permit. That forced Uber to relocate its fleet from California to Arizona. Related Posts Tags:#Bill Peduto#DeleteUber#Donald Trump#immigration ban#Pennsylvania#Pittsburgh#refugees#Travis Kalanick#Uber David Curry For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In…center_img Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle…last_img read more

Elite player Q&A: David Sen, Broncos

first_imgWhat’s something most people wouldn’t know about you?“I was born in Scotland and I lived in Fiji for 15 years.”Use 3 words to describe yourself…“Organised. Committed. Loyal.”How has touch footy impacted on your life?“Touch has enabled me to make lifelong friendships and maintain an active lifestyle.”What’s been your biggest high in touch football? “Winning the Mixed Open State of Origin in 2016 3-0 was one of the highlights of my life to date.”What would you say to encourage others to give touch footy a go?“You don’t know how fun it is until you give try it. Everyone can have a go at it, it’s a very inclusive sport.”What are your main interests outside of touch?“Anything to do with sports and spending time with my friends and family.”Favourite holiday destination?“New York. I love that place!”Favourite moment of 2018 so far?“Getting selected in the Queensland Mixed Open side for State of Origin this year.”What are you most looking forward to at the moment?“Getting married in December.” Purchase tickets to see the Broncos play the Cowboys in the #NRLTouchPremiership at Suncorp Stadium, Saturday 30th June (3:15pm), ahead of the Broncos v Raiders NRL main event: buy tickets Started playing touch: Age 19Club: BMTAOccupation: High school physics teacherNRL team: Brisbane Broncoslast_img read more

9 months agoSolskjaer admits Ferguson in his ear at Man Utd

first_imgSolskjaer admits Ferguson in his ear at Man Utdby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits Sir Alex Ferguson has been in his ear since his appointment.Solskjaer says he has received advice from Sir Alex Ferguson since becoming caretaker manager at Old Trafford.When asked what is the most valuable trait to learn from Ferguson, Solskjaer said: “The hunger to improve, the hunger to win. To get up next morning, if you win or lose, to try and improve the club.”He is the best ever, I would be stupid to not try and learn from him.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoValencia coach Celades: Beating Chelsea proof players accept me

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Valencia coach Celades: Beating Chelsea proof players accept meby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveValencia coach Albert Celades feels the players have accepted him after their Champions League triumph at Chelsea.Celades had stepped in last week after the sacking of popular coach Marcelino – a decision which angered the players.He said after the 1-0 win, “It was not the idyllic situation, but it is what it is, we have faced it in the most professional way, we have closed ranks and we have always looked forward.”One thing is the external noise and another what happens inside, we know that the players have a very great professionalism, things are not simple and it is not easy to change the mood overnight, but we have given normality and I have to highlight everyone’s effort, this is a reinforcement for everyone, but we have to keep working and improving things.”Captain Dani Parejo insisted the players were behind the coach at the final whistle and Celades added: “We talk to them every day, we know the real situation of the squad, Dani has made it public, but we know it was like that, I want to thank the players for the welcome and their professionalism and hopefully this is a turning point.”Hopefully from now it’ll only be football talk and move on.” last_img read more

SEC Unveils New Conference Tag Line At Media Days

first_imgThe SEC's logo with a grey background.SEC Media Days kicked off this afternoon, and while most of the news is geared towards the individual members teams, coaches, and players in attendance, the league made an announcement as well. The SEC unveiled a new conference tag line at the event: “It Just Means More.”New tag line for the SEC:— Chuck Dunlap (@SEC_Chuck) July 11, 2016 For football fans in SEC country, the slogan definitely rings true. People say that college football is a religion in the Southeast. It’s not too far off.MORE FROM COLLEGE SPUN:The 10 Most Aggressive Fan Bases In CFBIn Photos: Golfer Paige SpiranacESPN Makes Decision On Dick Vitalelast_img read more

Stars Stand Up To Cancer In The UK

first_imgLast week stars from television, music and film came together for Stand Up To Cancer in the UK – a unique new fundraising campaign on Channel 4.Stand Up 2 Cancer in the UKJoining forces with Cancer Research UK, C4’s Friday’s live fundraising event hosted by Davina McCall, Alan Carr and Dr Christian raised an amazing £6,483,995; @Standup2C gained 10,000 followers over the night and was liked on the Facebook page by over 300,000 people, while trending all night maintaining a top five position.Joining the hosts for Stand Up To Cancer live were: Samuel L. Jackson, Bradley Cooper, Leona Lewis, Cheryl Cole, Keith Lemon, Heidi Klum, Jeremy Piven, Heston Blumenthal, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Alesha Dixon, Ashley Walters, Russell Tovey, Bear Grylls, Jack Whitehall, Tom Felton, Warwick Davis, Jimmy Carr, Derren Brown, Martin Freeman, Dawn Porter, Micky Flanagan, Stephen Graham, Max Beesley and Jonathan Ross.During the show a number of performance ‘battles’ between two dance troupes revealed the amount of money raised so far. They performed in front of specially 4D mapped projections which ended with the £ numbers smashing through.• English National Ballet Vs Flawless with the figure £732,036 • Acrobats (Spelbound) Vs Robots (The A-Team Corporation) £1,692,391 • Dhol drummers (The Dhol Foundation) Vs Bollywood dancers (Bolly Flex)£3,060,210 • ‘Being British’ – Military drummers (The Company)Vs steppers (The A-Team Corporation again) – joined by Olympians & Paralympians £6,039,982Donation details are still open: PHONE open until 19 November 2012Call 0300 123 4444 ONLINE open until 30 November TEXT open until 30 November 2012To give £5 or £10 text FIVE or TEN to 70404 100% of your donation goes to the SU2C campaign administered by Cancer Research UK.For up to date information please go to [ or read more

Ohio State mens basketball blows out Minnesota 7145

After a closely fought, and tightly officiated, first half, the Ohio State men’s basketball team cruised to a 71-45 victory against Minnesota Wednesday night at the Schottenstein Center behind junior forward Deshaun Thomas’ 19-point performance. After dropping three of their last four games, the Buckeyes were able to get back on track against the Gophers. “When you get knocked down, it’s always good to pick yourself back up and regroup, and that’s what we did tonight,” Thomas said. The Gophers stubbornly hung around, though, trailing by only six points with 13:30 left to play in the contest, before OSU surged ahead thanks to a 16-0 run over the next six minutes. Well before that span, though, the game started off with nine fouls in the first 2:29 of the game. But Thomas said the team responded well to the avalanche of early calls. “We didn’t let them get in our head,” he said. “We stayed together and kept our composure as a team and still were aggressive.” All the early calls did provide an opportunity for several players to come off the bench early, including sophomore guard Shannon Scott and freshman guard Amedeo Della Valle. Scott, who ended the game with 11 points, came in after junior guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. picked up his second foul 2:31 into the game. Despite the early foul trouble, OSU’s defense appeared to have woken up from the sleep they were in at Wisconsin Sunday, when the team gave up 71 points and lost by 22. In addition to limiting the Gophers to just 45 points, OSU held Minnesota to 29 percent shooting from the floor. Minnesota coach Tubby Smith gave a lot of credit to the Buckeyes. “Ohio State really turned up the heat defensively,” he said. The Buckeyes held the Gophers to just 25 percent shooting in the second half. OSU coach Thad Matta, though, deflected some of Smith’s praise. “They went cold,” he said. “They had some good looks at the basket that didn’t go down and we’ve seen that a time or two.” Adding to the Buckeyes’ defensive effort were junior guard Aaron Craft’s three steals in the game. OSU’s offense still seemed to sputter throughout the first half, scoring just 29 points on 38 percent shooting. With two minutes to go in the first half, no OSU player had more than one field goal. That would change. The Buckeyes finished out the first half on an 8-2 run in the final minutes, including a 3-pointer by Craft at the buzzer to take a six point lead into the game’s intermission. That sort of offensive performance carried over into the second half as OSU shot nearly 42 percent from the field and 39 percent from behind the arc. Smith said the Gophers’ struggles from the field and 21 turnovers played a big role in the game’s outcome. “The combination of shooting poorly and turning the ball over, that’s a perfect storm for getting beat,” he said. OSU is set to next play Michigan State Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center. read more