GARDAI FORCED TO JUMP OUT OF WAY OF MOTORIST AT LIFFORD CHECKPOINT

first_imgA Garda had to jump out of the way of a speeding car after it drove through a checkpoint in Lifford.Gardai were manning the checkpoint at Coneyburrow, Lifford on October 1st, 2011 and were wearing reflective jackets and using torches.A car came speeding from the Castlefin direction, went around a traffic island on the wrong side of the road and then drove through the checkpoint. Gardai were forced to jump out of the way of the car, a ‘96 Vauxhall Vectra, but took a note of the registration number.Following enquiries, Gardai called to the home of Daryl Kelly at 32 Beechwood Grove in Lifford where they found the car in the driveway.When questioned by Gardai, Kelly, 22, said his brother occasionally borrowed the car but said he had only owned it for six weeks.He also said he was at a house party and couldn’t remember coming across a checkpoint.Kelly did not appear in court.Judge Denis McLoughlin said that in the absence of Mr Kelly, he was forced to convict and fined the accused €150 for failing to give information.GARDAI FORCED TO JUMP OUT OF WAY OF MOTORIST AT LIFFORD CHECKPOINT was last modified: November 13th, 2012 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:checkpointDaryl KellyGardaiLiffordlast_img read more

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Computer History Museum Goes High-Tech

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… curt hopkins Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting The Computer History Museum debuted its updated version last week. Improvements ran to $19 million and included a permanent space for the institution in Mountain View, California. It also included a push to upload the rest of the museum’s collections and exhibits online by March of this year. The museum focuses on the development of not just computers but computing – including languages, theory and philosophy of computing. The museum has fellows, capturing the most elusive and important material in computing and its ultimate inspiration, the human mind. Fellows include Tim Berners-Lee, Vinton Cerf, Grace Murray Hopper, Steve Wozniak and Linus Torvalds. The physical aspects of the museum illustrate, among other things, the miniaturization of computers, from great, barking, basement-filling things to stamp-sized iPods. Current physical exhibits and events at the museum include the following. Revolution: The First 2,000 Years of Computing on “the history of modern computing, everything from the abacus to the smart phone”Lecture series that features “(l)eading innovators, industry giants, engineers and scientists (sharing) their personal insights and stories about developments and discoveries that have shaped our world”Tours and programs for students and educatorsCurrent online exhibits include the following.The Babbage Engine on the 19th century theoretical mechanical precursor to the electronic computerSelling the Computer on the history of marketing the devices to business and consumers through brochuresPDP-1 Restoration on the restoration of a ground-breaking 1959 computerInternet History on the major milestones in its development from 1962 to 1992The move from spare space at Silicon Graphics’ headquarters to the dedicated 120,000 square foot museum has doubled the exhibit space to 25,000 square feet and allowed the opening of both a gift shop and café.Other sources: New York Times Related Posts center_img Tags:#Real World#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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How To Be Relevant On Twitter Without The Help Of Influencers

first_imgThe Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Related Posts muhammad yasin Being relevant on Twitter is a multi-step process and it takes time to gain traction organically. Unlike the immediate exposure you can receive by leveraging an existing influencer, the organic approach can sometimes feel like shouting in the woods. However, once your account finally “pops,” the results can be dramatic. Best of all, you – not the influencer – fully own your brand’s network and can reap the benefits. A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Guest author Muhammad Yasin is the marketing director at HCC Medical Insurance Services and the co-author of Nothing New: An Irreverent History of Storytelling and Social Media.There’s a gold rush going on – online marketers are frantically searching for influencers to share their content through social media platforms like Twitter. The idea is that the influencer’s seal-of-approval can make all the difference in how consumers view a product or piece of content.But influencer endorsements are not the only way to achieve relevance on Twitter:1. Edit Your Content RuthlesslyWith thousands upon thousands of brands to follow on Twitter, why should someone pay attention to your brand instead of the competition? The content you create has to be worthy of their time.Think quality over quantity: instead of posting multiple times a day with content that may not relate to your consumers, make sure that everything you post is interesting to the people who should be following you. This doesn’t mean you should post only once a day, but don’t stretch to meet an arbitrary production number by padding your account with sub-par social shares. Research your target market obsessively and base your content on exactly what they find interesting2. Be On TimeProducing great content also means making sure it is timely. Focus on saying the right thing at the right time. I once had a colleague who wrote an amazing blog post on dog sledding. Problem, it was in the middle of a summer heat wave. I filed away this post, and her accompanying tweets, and waited until December to post them. Staying timely can be as simple as creating a high-level editorial plan mapping out what topics to discuss each week or month.Being timely also means keeping up up with conversation trends. If everyone on Twitter is talking about a hot new TV show, you need to weigh in with related content before they move on to another topic.(See also New ‘Social’ Businesses Want To Know All About You: No Thanks!3. Don’t Be A Stick In The MudYour business is not a bland, faceless entity, and neither are you! Let your Twitter account reflect some personality. At its core, Twitter is about being social. Even people following brands want to feel like they are interacting with a person, not a machine. Engage users and carry on conversations. Develop relationships with followers in the same way that you would nurture a face-to-face business relationship. I reached out to my Twitter network and received a really interesting response: Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#twitter last_img read more

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Interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma meets Omar Abdullah, others

first_imgDropping broad hints at engaging separatists, Government of India (GoI) special representative on Kashmir Dineshwar Sharma on Wednesday said he “will try to meet Hurriyat leaders too”, as he met the National Conference (NC) and other parties in Srinagar.“I will try my best to meet Hurriyat leaders,” said Mr. Sharma, when asked by reporters if he was ready to walk the extra mile.Concluding his three-day maiden visit to Srinagar, Mr. Sharma met with former Chief Minister and National Conference working president Omar Abdullah. Mr. Sharma is likely to visit Jammu for two days. “We discussed the prevailing situation and also the steps that can be taken to make his visit to J&K more meaningful,” said Mr. Abdullah. He said that sitting at a guest house and waiting for people to come over and meet him won’t yield results.In a joint press statement, CPI(M) MLA M.Y. Tarigami, Peoples Democratic Front chief Hakim Yaseen and Democratic Party Nationalist head Ghulam Hassan Mir said they put forth demands “to create a conducive atmosphere for meaningful dialogue”.They said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should assure the people of Jammu & Kashmir that Article 370 and Article 35-A would be safeguarded, through a statement on the floor of Parliament, cases of those detained for political reasons reviewed, and cases against youth involved in unrest withdrawn.“Only serious, credible and meaningful dialogue with all stakeholders will help. The onus of restoring credibility to the dialogue process is on New Delhi,” said Mr. Tarigami.They warned that “contradictory voices emerging from different power centres were adding to the already existing confusion and disillusionment here”.‘No shortcuts’Independent MLA Engineer Rashid said he told Mr. Sharma that “there are no shortcuts to resolve the J&K dispute”. He also demanded “unconditional release of political prisoners, including Masrat Alam, Aasiya Andrabi, and Qasim Faktoo”.The ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) vice-president Sartaj Madni also met the interlocutor. “The PDP referred to the initiatives taken by former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 2003. We reminded the interlocutor about the trust deficit that impedes any good initiative for peace and resolution. The Centre should do everything possible to gain the confidence of people and stakeholders to sustain the process of dialogue,” said Mr. Madni.He said he told Mr. Sharma that the “dialogue process should be seen as a sincere and honest effort to address issues than a mere response to violence“.last_img read more

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Islam Slimani wants to end dry spell

first_imgThe former Leicester City footballer wants to leave Fenerbahce and go back to the English Premier LeagueIslam Slimani joined Leicester City in 2016. He has scored eight goals in 35 matches with the Foxes in the English Premier League.But he has been loaned twice this year.He went onto play with Newcastle United in four matches.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…And now he’s in Fenerbahce in the Turkish football league.“It’s a problem I’ve never had before,” he told Sports Witness about his current dry spell.“I never thought something like this would happen to me, especially when I was scoring very important goals.”“I want to solve this as soon as possible. Maybe this situation is creating extra pressure,” he concluded.last_img read more

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Supporters of AB5 Rally in San Diego

first_img Updated: 9:29 AM SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, will join with local workers Thursday to call for the passage of a bill she authored that would limit when businesses and companies could classify employees as independent contractors.Assembly Bill 5 would codify worker protections established in last year’s state Supreme Court decision in the case of Dynamex Operations West Inc. v. Superior Court of Los Angeles. If passed, the bill would reclassify thousands of California workers like Uber drivers and exotic dancers as employees rather than independent contractors.There are some oppositions from some rideshare drivers who fear the passage of the bill would take away their ability to work when they want to.Opponents said the bill doesn’t accurately reflect today’s realities. They are concerned it would move the state backward by eliminating their choice to work independently.They also argue that many people drive for Uber and Lyft to earn extra money to supplement their day job. If the drivers become full-time employees, they will no longer be able to continue driving part-time. This will leave a considerable gap in the transportation that millions of consumers rely on every day.The two giant ride-sharing companies, Uber and Lyft, are by far the most vocal opponents of the bill.The Assembly passed AB 5 in May and it currently sits in the state Senate as companies attempt to carve out exemptions for specific industries like ride-booking and food delivery services. The bill has also drawn national attention due to support from Democratic presidential candidates and Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, and Kamala Harris, D-California.Janitorial workers and representatives of Rideshare Drivers United in Southern California, the United Taxi Workers Alliance, the Employee Rights Center and the Sierra Club are expected to join Gonzalez at the rally and news conference to call for AB 5’s passage. The rally is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. at Waterfront Park. KUSI Newsroom Posted: August 10, 2019 Categories: California News, Local San Diego News FacebookTwittercenter_img KUSI Newsroom, Supporters of AB5 Rally in San Diego August 10, 2019last_img read more

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Marti Buscaglia

first_imgThe launch of Duluth~Superior Magazine, a regional Minnesota niche, may never have happened if it weren’t for its founder’s rocky start.When former Duluth News Tribune publisher Marti Buscaglia decided to leave the newspaper to take a position at the Orange County Register in California, she suffered a devastating career blow when an anonymous reader tipped off her new employer to ask for a copy of Buscaglia’s college diploma.Buscaglia, who never finished her degree, says she made the “rookie” mistake of writing it on her resume. “The CEO asked me, ‘Well, do you want to come on board anyway and ride out the storm?’ and I told him that I didn’t think it was fair to his readers—they needed a publisher they could trust.” Buscaglia picked up the pieces, finished her college degree in Minnesota (graduating summa cum laude), and took the summer of 2007 to write the business plan for her dream of producing a niche city and lifestyle publication for the area.“I had a vision and I understand demographics. We really set out to give people a sense of pride of living in this region,” she says of the underserved market.After launching in the winter of 2008, Buscaglia’s brainchild has a 10,000 circulation for a market area of less than 250,000 people. While other area magazines tout PDFs to display content online, Buscaglia has created a Web presence with online-exclusive content, unique media partnerships and a comprehensive arts and events calendar. The Web site draws 165,000 page views from 10,000 visitors monthly.“We didn’t have a lot of ads, but enough to make it worthwhile, with five full-page advertisers with yearlong contracts, and a few smaller ones,” says Buscaglia. The magazine, now 68 pages, is down from its launch of 96 pages. Buscaglia admits anticipating a page reduction. “Readers are just as happy. Many say it’s better.”VITAL STATS: After only a year, Duluth~Superior Magazine has 10,000 circulation for a market area of less than 250,000 people.last_img read more

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Python snake catcher bags 18foot monster danger noodle

first_img 0 Post a comment Animals behaving badly amuse the internet Enlarge ImageSnakes alive, this python is a big ‘un. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission “Problem pythons” sounds like a great band name, but it’s a real issue for some areas of Florida. Burmese pythons are breeding and spreading across wildlife areas, including the fragile Everglades. The state now pays trappers to round up the large snakes, and one particular hunter just caught a doozy. Trapper John Hammond grabbed an 18-foot-long (5.5-meter) python this past weekend. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) shared a startling photo of his trophy on Facebook earlier this week. “During cooler months, people are more likely to see pythons during the day,” the commission wrote. Hammond, officially known as a Python Removal Contractor, snagged the snake in the Everglades Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area near Miami. Burmese pythons can reach 20 feet (6 meters) in size. More nope-ropes The story didn’t end happily for the snake. FWC says pythons caught for the program are humanely euthanized. Hammond told Fox 35 he would use the snake’s hide after skinning it. The news station also reports the snake just set a new record for largest python caught as part of Florida’s removal program. The 150-pounder beat out a 17-foot, 120-pound snake snagged in November. It’s sad to see what happens to these majestic animals, but Florida is trying to control the invasive species, which is taking a serious toll on native wildlife.  The state even offers Python Patrol, a training program for private citizens that teaches them how to identify, capture and humanely kill the predators. Hundreds of the snakes have been removed since Florida started its python-control efforts. Tagscenter_img CNET’s Holiday Gift Guide: The place to find the best tech gifts for 2018.Taking It to Extremes: Mix insane situations — erupting volcanoes, nuclear meltdowns, 30-foot waves — with everyday tech. Here’s what happens. Share your voice Nest doorbell camera catches slithery snake on video Rare two-headed venomous snake offers double the nope 11 Photos Randomlast_img read more

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Sheikh Hasina University Bill placed in parliament

first_img.A bill titled ‘Sheikh Hasina University Bill-2017’ was placed in parliament on Tuesday for establishing a higher seat of education and research in Netrakona district, reports UNB.Education minister Nurul Islam Nahid placed the bill and it was sent to the respective parliamentary standing committee for further scrutiny. The committee was asked to submit its report within 45 days.According to the proposed bill, the establishment of the university will improve the education, research, training and extension of different topics at graduate and post-graduate and different tiers of higher education.last_img

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28 Chinese tourists missing in Malaysia

first_imgMap of MalaysiaA boat carrying 31 people, including 28 Chinese tourists, has gone missing in the waters off Borneo, an official from the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency told AFP Sunday.”The owner of the boat reported it missing on Saturday evening and we have begun a search and rescue mission,” a spokesman from the agency said.In addition to the tourists, a skipper and two crew members were also on board when the boat sailed out on Saturday morning, the spokesman said, adding that weather conditions were bad on the day.They were on their way to an island some 60 kilometres (37 miles) west of Kota Kinabalu, the capital of eastern Sabah state.last_img

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