IS IT TRUE DECEMBER 29, 2017

first_imgWe hope that todays “IS IT TRUE” will provoke“ honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?”IS IT TRUE that At-Large City Council member Jonathan Weaver just met with several potential out of town investors to discuss bringing a quality grocery store/retail development to the North Main area of Evansville?  …we are also hearing that a couple of political types are trying to upstage Mr. Weaver from making a new grocery store/retail development a reality because they want to take credit for this much needed North Main Street project?  …we give Mr. Weaver five (5) cheers for trying to encourage developers to consider building a store/retail development in the North Main Street area? ..this a developing story?IS IT TRUE we have been told that Evansville DMD just leased the newly renovated CVS building on North Main to a kidney dialysis business? …several years ago the Evansville DMD purchased this dilapidated and vacant bock building located on North Main Street for around $600,000 plus?  …we are told that the Evansville DMD may had paid for the expensive renovation costs of this building in order to make it move in ready for the kidney dialysis business?  …we wonder who’s responsible for paying the property taxes of this newly renovated hearth care facility building?  …its been rumored that this kidney dialysis business are paying the City of Evansville a monthly lease payment of $2,000?  …the purchase price and the renovation costs of this building could be around $1 million dollars?  …if this figure is correct, do you feel that charging a $2,000 monthly lease payment is a good return of investment?IS IT TRUE that Jon Webb has delivered another in your face article for the Courier and Press that calls out local officials for sugar coating Evansville’s recent explosion of murder as “better than big cities”?…the title of the article was appropriately “3 horrible months”?…that Evansville has experienced 9 murders in the last 74 days which calculates to an annualized murder rate of 33 per 100,000 which is the way such statistics are used to determine what the murder capital of the United States is in any given year?IS IT TRUE that Chicago that is always pointed to as a murder hotbed has a murder rate of 17.5 per 100,000 and ranks #25 on the murder capital list?  …Indianapolis is #28 with a murder rate of 17.2 and South Bend is #29 with a rate of 16.8?IS IT TRUE that Evansville Autumn of Homicide would rank us at #6 in the country slightly safer that Birmingham, AL and barely worse that Jackson, MS which has been plagued with killing for years?…you read that right, Evansville has experienced a murder rate this fall that puts us at the 6th most likely place to be murdered in the entire United States?…the cities that have higher murder rates than Evansville experienced this fall are St. Louis (59.3), Baltimore (55.7), Detroit (43.8), New Orleans (41.7), and Birmingham (37.2)?…these cities are all known to be dangerous and their leadership knows it?…this is a list that literally no one would have predicted? …if this is not a call to action nothing ever will be?IS IT TRUE we have an outstanding group of law enforcement professionals that are doing everything they can to protect us?  …Its almost impossible for members of law enforcement to stop anyone from killing someone?  …Its obvious that its time for our  elected officials  to look for more creative ways to help of our law enforcement agencies so they can do a better job fighting violent crime?IS IT TRUE we hope one day that ProPublica will consider doing an investigative article concerning the over aggressive debt collections practices of our area not-for-profit hospitals?Todays “Readers Poll” question is: Are you pleased with the way our local elected officials spent our tax dollars this year? Please take time and read our articles entitled “STATEHOUSE Files, CHANNEL 44 NEWS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS”.  You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily. EDITOR’S FOOTNOTE:  Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City County Observer or our advertisers If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected]center_img FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

MBB : Jardine held scoreless in final home game; Syracuse turns focus to Big East tournament

first_imgWith about seven minutes left in his Senior Day game, Scoop Jardine had to deal with former Syracuse star Derrick Coleman poking fun at him.Coleman playfully let Jardine know he still had yet to score on a day that was supposed to celebrate the senior point guard’s career at SU.Jardine gave him a simple response: ‘But we’re winning.’‘That’s how I am,’ Jardine said. ‘It doesn’t matter. We won. At the end of the day, I’m the starting point guard and I’m a leader, and I’m the heart and soul of the No. 2 team in the country that 17-1 (in the Big East) and 30-1 overall.’Jardine failed to score in his final game at the Carrier Dome but No. 2 Syracuse (30-1, 17-1 Big East) still knocked off No. 19 Louisville (22-9, 10-8 Big East) on Senior Day on Saturday. The point guard played just 18 minutes and finished with three assists, three turnovers, a rebound and a block. But for Jardine, the game was about more than just statistics.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘I don’t care about scoring,’ he said. ‘I never did. But when they need me to make plays, I’m there. Everybody knows that. Through my career, you’ve seen that. Today wasn’t my day. But the most important part was we got the win.’It was the second time this year Jardine has failed to score against the Cardinals. Head coach Jim Boeheim said Saturday’s lack of scoring may have been a result of the Senior Day hype.‘Seniors sometimes put a little bit too much pressure on themselves in their last game,’ he said. ‘I think that’s what happened tonight.’Jardine missed two 3s and turned the ball over before subbing out just six minutes in. Fellow guards Brandon Triche and Dion Waiters sparked the Orange on the offensive end, making Jardine a spectator for much of the game.His three assists, however, all came on 3-pointers — two by Triche at the start of the second half and one by Waiters that started a 12-0 run in the first.It was the ninth time this year Jardine has scored five points or less in a game, but his teammates agreed that their point guard’s contributions don’t always show up in the box score.‘People will remember him as a leader,’ Triche said. ‘He’s a guy who matured over (five) years. He’s been through a lot of ups and downs.’And for Jardine, even though he failed to score, he will still look back and know he got a win in his final game at the Dome.‘I’ll always remember these moments and cherish this because you only get this once,’ he said. ‘And I’m happy for it, and I’m going to cherish every moment.’Tournament talkWith the win over Louisville on Saturday, Syracuse capped off the best regular season in program history. The Orange is the Big East’s No. 1 seed for the conference tournament and has a double-bye before playing in the quarterfinals Thursday.As Dion Waiters put it, there’s no reason the Orange shouldn’t be looking to win the Big East tournament title, too.‘That’s the biggest thing for us is to try and win everything,’ Waiters said. ‘We didn’t come this far to come up short. We might as well try to win everything now.’Syracuse will play West Virginia, Connecticut or DePaul depending on who wins the first- and second-round games Tuesday and Wednesday. Head coach Jim Boeheim said earlier this year that he does not like the double-bye, but his point guard Jardine said the extra two days off shouldn’t affect the Orange.‘We just have to play basketball,’ Jardine said. ‘When the lights go on and the ball goes in the air, we still have to play basketball. It doesn’t matter if we have a double-bye or if we’re playing every day. We just have to play Syracuse basketball, play the right way and it shouldn’t matter.’Waiters echoed those sentiments and said the Big East tournament should prepare SU for the NCAA Tournament in two weeks. If the Orange can pull out the championship, he said it would set Syracuse up nicely for the following week.‘It’s the momentum going into the NCAA Tournament,’ Waiters said. ‘You win that, you’re confidence is at an all-time high. If we win the Big East tournament, it’d give us a huge boost.’[email protected] Published on March 4, 2012 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more

England women in strong challenge at St Rule Trophy

first_img31 May 2015 England women in strong challenge at St Rule Trophy England women internationals, led by Bethan Popel, filled three of the top five places in the St Rule Trophy at St Andrews – and came within a whisker of winning the Nations Cup. They couldn’t catch the winner, 17-year-old Aditi Ashok, from Bangalore, India, who shot 10-under for the 54-hole event on the New and Old courses. But Popel (Long Ashton) was runner-up, Hollie Muse (West Lancashire) was third and India Clyburn (Woodhall Spa) tied fourth. In addition, Sammie Giles (St Mellion) also beat par to tie sixth and the England team of Clyburn, Muse and Gemma Clews (Delamere Forest) tied for the Nations Cup. However, Scotland pipped them to the title on countback, with the better last-round aggregate: 153 to 154. Ashok led from start to finish, building the platform for a notable win by equalling the New Course women’s amateur record of eight-under-par 67 in her first round on Saturday. She went three shots clear of the field with a second-round 71, also over the New, to be 12-under-par coming into the final round over the Old Course. The final day brought mixed weather, heavy overnight rain lingering on well into the morning, to be replaced by sunshine and a wind that touched the 40mph mark in mid-afternoon. Popel snapped at the winner’s heels until she bogeyed the 16th and took a double bogey at the Road Hole 17th where she was in the greenside bunker in two. However, she finished one shot ahead of Muse who won the Scottish U16 title at Strathmore in April. Muse had a tough start to the final round, hitting her approach shot out of bounds at the first hole, en route to a double bogey, and she took three-over par 41 to reach the turn. But she battled on, and salvaged a very respectable two-over 78 in the high wind to finish third. She was also runner-up to Ashok in the Under-18s’ Lawson Trophy. Leading final scores ST RULE TROPHY St Andrews Par 226 (New Course 2 x 75, Old Course 1 x 76) CSS: New Course 76 75; Old Course 76 216 A Ashok (India) 67 71 78 221 B Popel (Long Ashton) 69 72 80 222 H Muse (West Lancashire) 74 70 78 223 I Clyburn (Woodhall Spa) 75 72 76, C De Corte (Belgium) 74 73 76 225 S McWilliam (Aboyne) 70 78 77, S Giles (St Mellion) 74 73 78 Caption (from left): Bethan Popel, Hollie Muse and winner Aditi Ashok on Swilken Bridge at Old Course, with the grandstands for The Open in the background. (Image © Cal Carson Golf Agency)last_img read more

Fair Haven Mulls Property Seizure for New Borough Hall

first_imgBy Natalie B. Anzarouth |FAIR HAVEN – Borough officials have authorized the use of eminent domain to acquire a vacant property at 626 River Road, a parcel the governing body has eyed for the location of its new municipal building.During an Oct. 9 meeting the Borough Council adopted an ordinance enabling the acquisition of the former Sunoco gas station if an agreement cannot be reached with the property owner.Mayor Benjamin Lucarelli disclosed the borough’s plan to construct a new three-story municipal building, which would house a police station, Department of Public Works offices, administrative offices, council chambers and a court room and general meeting area. The construction would also include 42 additional parking spaces.The mayor and council agreed that the level of services the borough offers has greatly increased over time and with it the need for real estate. Due to the deteriorating conditions of both the borough police station and the DPW, the governing body is seeking to acquire and redevelop the Sunoco property.The borough’s current police facility at 35 Fisk St. is a former schoolhouse that was retrofitted in the ’20s and no longer meets the needs of a modern police force, Lucarelli said.“It is infested. It does not meet any of the current building codes,” said Lucarelli, adding that the facility lacks ADA compliance, makes the processing of prisoners “highly problematic” and also lacks the appropriate locker space for the female officers. “This I find to be unacceptable.”Lucarelli described the state of the current DPW facility as being in an “advanced state of disrepair,” with roof leaks and improper heating systems. “It doesn’t meet any OSHA (Operation Safety and Health Administration) standards,” the mayor said.He said the borough investigated fixing the existing facilities but even a budget of $1.5 to $2 million wouldn’t fix many of the underlying infrastructure and plumbing issues.If the borough acquires the Sunoco property, it has tapped Eli Goldstein of Maplewood architectural firm The Goldstein Partnership, to draft detailed concept plans to be presented to the public.Lucarelli said the governing body hopes to purchase the property through negotiation but eminent domain is a viable option if a deal can’t be struck. According to Lucarelli, the borough has made several attempts to contact the property owner, including three certified letters, all of which were returned.Resident Diane Mevorah asked the mayor and council to be more transparent about the development plans and wondered why residents are just receiving notice about a project that is 18 months in the making.“We are being as transparent as practicality and statute allow. It would be impractical for us to start a conversation about doing a development on a piece of land that we didn’t have control of,” said Lucarelli, who noted the property had erroneously appeared on a Registered Open Space Inventory, which previously prohibited the site for government use.The plan is to build a smaller DPW facility and move on-site borough vehicles to a 2,000-square-foot structure at Fair Haven fields, though Mevorah expressed concern over the preservation of that natural setting, if that size structure with park maintenance equipment and vehicles is introduced.“The idea is to get the intensity of the industrial use out of the residential area,” Lucarelli said. “Same thing with the police station. What the state will allow us to do is to put the parks maintenance equipment in a facility there. What we’re looking at right now is just north of where the gardens are situated (just before the Methodist Church).”Lucarelli said the borough hopes to offset the cost of the project by subdividing the current DPW property at 1 Allen St. into 10 lots that could be sold.“After we’ve sold off the property, it would come to a net neutral payment for taxpayers. We feel this is the best course,” Lucarelli added, stating that the 35 Fisk St. site could also be sold and a state grant could be used to replace the on-site community center with a new facility in the town’s library.Though no concept plans have been drafted, Lucarelli said the construction would adhere to borough ordinances and would not exceed 35 feet in height.This article was first published in the Oct. 18 – Oct. 24, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Donegal League: All the reports, results and fixtures

first_imgDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEREPORTSSunday 6th October 2016 Temple Domestic Appliances Division OneGweedore United 1 Cappry Rovers 4This game played in good conditions at Carrickboyle saw the visitors leave with the three points following a good second half display. In the opening half it was United, with the aid of the strong breeze, who created good early chances for Michael Barry, Eoin Ward and Darren Ferry. The home side took a deserved lead in the 14th minute when a great pass from Darren Ferry was well finished into the bottom corner from 15 yards giving Mc Bride in the Cappry nets with no chance. The home side continued to press and saw a number of good chances well saved by Conor Mc Bride. The visitors began to create a number of chances and Paddy Mc Nulty and Calvin Bradley brought the best out of Brian Gallagher in the United nets. The visitors equalised on the stroke of half time when United failed to clear and Bradley finished well after a good cross from Gerrard Melaugh. In the second half Cappry dominated possession and made it 2-1 in the 60th minute after Bradley once again finished well from close range. It was 3-1 in the 75th minute when Ryan Mc Hugh tapped in from close range. Mc Hugh was on the mark again in the 81st minute when he got Cappry’s 4th to secure a good three points. Mark Mc Fadden was unlucky not to pull one back in the 88th minute when his excellent shot was cleared. Paddy Mc Nulty was excellent for Cappry with Eoin Ward excelling for United on the day. Referee: Dessie Mc LaughlinKeadue Rovers 4 Bonagee United 1Keadue Rovers won to get their first points of the league campaign. The game was played in blustery conditions with the first effort of the game coming on eight minutes when Shaun Yank Boyle had his shot saved. Another chance from a header fell to Corey Gallagher two minutes later but Keadue were rewarded for their good early spell when Shaun Yank Boyle finished well low to the net on twelve minutes. After a few more half chances Keadue went two up just after the half hour when a great ball through the home defence by Shaun Yank Boyle was met on the run by Corey Gallagher and he made no mistake with a first time effort firing home having spotted the keeper off his line. It was to remain the same until half time and the home side were good value for their lead. In the second half Ryan Greene had a good chance in the opening minutes but had his effort saved, he wasn’t to be denied two minutes later with number three when Corey Gallaghers’ cross was met at the far post. Bonagee though to their credit kept plugging away and close to the hour mark forced a few free kicks and had more possession and on fifty eight minutes were awarded a penalty following a foul in the box. Paddy Mc Gowan however missed the spot kick. On the hour mark Bonagee did score when full back Shane Kelly lobbed the keeper from distance for a good goal. Bonagee did have a lot more possession from that point on but didn’t really force the keeper into any saves. The home side were good on the break with David Ward and Corey Gallagher doing well. In the last minute of the game, from a through ball, Corey Gallagher made it 4-1 on the run, finishing well with his left foot. A good Keadue victory and a battling performance from Bonagee with the scoreline a bit harsh on them. Best for Keadue were Corey Gallagher, Shaun Yank Boyle and Daniel McHugh while best for Bonagee were Shane Kelly, Graham Cullen and Dylan Sweeney. Referee: Con McLaughlin.Donegal Town 1 Erne Wanderers 1Donegal started the game the better of the two sides and were unlucky not to be a goal in front after 5 minutes. Ben Sweeney had too much pace for the Erne defence when he broke from the halfway line but was unlucky to see his shot pass wide of the post. Donegal were awarded a penalty on the 15th minute mark when Declan Browne was brought down inside the Erne box and Raymond Mc Groary made no mistake from the spot. Donegal had a number of other good chances in the first half but failed to stretch their lead. Erne started the second half the better of the two teams and soon got themselves back on level terms. Micky Ward headed the ball on to the feet of David Dolan and he made no mistake from close range. Both teams were reduced to 10 men soon after following a scuffle between two players. Erne dominated the reminder of second half and will feel unlucky not to pick up all 3 points. Donegal’s goalkeeper Liam O’Meara pulled of a number of first class saves to earn his team a point. 1-1 the full time score. CT Ball Division TwoLetterbarrow Celtic 8 Kerrykeel ’71 F.C. 2Letterbarrow provided long serving Club Chairman James Mc Groary with his perfect 60th birthday present. The visitors opened the scoring on ten minutes when Kevin Mc Gonigle’s cross deceived the home keeper and found the top corner of the net. The lead was short lived as Dermot Slevin headed home from a corner to draw the sides level. On thirty minutes Nathan Carr put Letterbarrow into the lead when he headed home from close range after a superb counter attack. The home side made it three one just after the restart when Dermot Slevin slotted home from inside the box. Five minutes later Gerard Mc Brearty made it four for Letterbarrow when he poked home after a scramble in the box. Thirty nine years to the day after his father scored for the club on his twenty first birthday James Mc Groary Junior scored a fifth after he turned in a great cross. It was six shortly after that when Nathan Carr’s work rate was rewarded when he scored from eight yards. Donal Callaghan pulled a goal back for the visitors with a superb free kick. However Alexi Mc Neilis added two further goals in the final ten minutes to secure the points.Eany Celtic 4 Curragh Athletic 0(No Report Received)Oscar Traynor TrophyDonegal Junior League 1 Cavan / Monaghan League 2The Donegal Junior League were defeated in their opening match in this season’s Oscar Traynor Trophy. They were two down at the interval after Enda Hessin and Dean Connolly scored for the Monaghan/Cavan League. Kyle Black pulled one back for Brian Dorrian’s side early in the second half but they were unable to find an equaliser. They will now probably need to win their remaining two matches to progress to the next stage of the competition.SATURDAY REPORTSSaturday 5th October 2016Glencar Inn Saturday DivisionDrumbar F.C. 1 Glencar Celtic 2Glencar came out on top in a close match played in difficult conditions in Drumbar. After early pressure Glencar took the lead following a poor clearance when the ball was picked up on the edge of the box by Paddy Collins and he slotted neatly into the far corner. The home side didn’t let the heads drop and soaked up the Glencar pressure before drawing level on the counter attack midway through the second half. Gareth Cassidy poking home following a defensive mix up. Just when the game looked to be heading for a draw Rory Gallagher found himself free in the Drumbar box to fire the decisive winner for Glencar. Positives to be taken for both teams with title chasing Glencar taking the valuable points while Drumbar look now to be heading in the right direction with another solid display. Dunlewey Celtic 0 Strand Rovers 0(No Report Submitted)Saturday Reserve DivisionMilford United Reserves 4 Erne Wanderers Reserves 3Milford took the lead after 20 minutes with JJ Fleming finding the back of the net at his second attempt. It was 2-0 soon after with Ryan Campbell robbing an Erne defender of possession to race through on goal and calmly slot home. Erne came back strong and pulled a goal back on 35 minutes with Michael Bowring scoring. It was 2-2 soon after with Mickey Gahan breaking the offside trap to slide home. Milford came out strong in the second half and made it 3-2 with Conor Meakin sending in a great cross and Ciaran Blaney was on hand to flick home. It was 4-2 on 70 minutes after another great cross, this time from Raymond Friel who found JJ Flemings head who nodded home for his second of the game. It was a nervy finish after Erne were awarded a penalty with ten minutes to go. Packie Hill made no mistake to make it 4-3. Milford held on though for a much needed 3 points. A good team performance from Milford with JJ Fleming standing out. Best for Erne was David Dorian.Glenree United Reserves 0 Keadue Rovers Reserves 3The first half was hampered by poor weather conditions, making it hard for both sides to get the ball down and play. It was Keadue that went in at half time a goal up after they took the lead in the last minute of the half when the midfielder played a high ball through and ran through and tucked it away into the net. Twenty minutes into the second half Keadue were two up after the ball clipped the defender from a corner and spun onto the head of the Keadue striker and into the net. The third goal came from a cross that wasn’t dealt with and killed off any chance of the home side getting anything out of this match.Best for Glenree: John Mc Groddy. Team effort from Keadue Rovers.Drumoghill F.C. Reserves 2 Kilmacrennan Celtic Reserves 6Kilmac left The Moss with all three points and it was nothing more than they deserved. Drumoghill started well and were ahead on five minutes when Ross Hamlin fired home from close range after beating the off side trap. Kilmac were level on ten minutes when Micheal Mc Laughlin converted from the penalty spot. Kilmac really got going after this and grabbed two quick goals before half time through Ryan Langan who slotted one in at the back post from a Timmy Burke cross and Micheal Mc Laughlin got his second of the day when he latched onto a Ciaran Bonnar ball in behind the Drumoghill defence. Kilmac started the second half where they left off and got another two quick goals through Darren Mc Ginley and Christopher Dillon. Drumoghill however did pull one back through Jaydee only for Micheal Mc Laughlin to round off his team’s performance with the final goal of the game, and his own hat-trick, when he rounded the keeper to slot home. St. Catherines Reserves 0 Glenea United Reserves 3St. Catherine’s played host to Glenea United in the Saturday Reserve Division in Emerald Park. Both teams started the game very well, creating chances of which neither team could maximise. St. Catherine’s had a good chance to score when they had a shot that was saved by the Glenea goal keeper. Just as it looked that both teams would go into the half time break all level Glenea were awarded a penalty. Glenea one nil up at half time. The second half started with St. Catherine’s looking to get back on level terms but no matter how many chances they created they could not get passed the Glenea defence or goalkeeper. Midway through the second half Glenea doubled their lead when the ball was put into the box and the St. Catherine’s keeper came but missed it and it fell to a Glenea player who put the ball into the net. St. Catherine’s kept trying to get on the score sheet but nothing was going right for them. Glenea then scored a third goal when they played the ball into the box and a Glenea player beat a couple of players and put the ball into the net. 3-0 the final score.Donegal Town Reserves 1 Cappry Rovers Reserves 4Cappry Rovers ran out easy winners at The Hospital Field in this fixture with a very poor performance from the Donegal Town side. The home side nearly opened the scoring on five minutes when Joe Lafferty had a header from corner cleared off the line. It was end to end stuff from these two young teams but it was Cappry who went ahead when Brendan Mc Laughlin scored with a low shot from the edge of the box on twenty minutes. Cappry doubled their lead on the half hour when David Carr scored with a header at the back post. Donegal had several good chances to get back into the game and just before half time Ted Bustard headed home from a fine free kick from Matthew Mc Kenna on the left wing. The second half was brighter and both teams had chances but failed to convert and as the game wore on Cappry made it 3-1 after a defensive mix up. Cappry completed the scoring on seventy five minutes when Pete Lafferty scored the goal of the game from a direct free kick.Best for Donegal were Ryan Hegarty, Matthew Mc Kenna, and Ted Bustard. Best for Cappry was Brendan Mc Laughlin. Referee: Frank DuffRESULTSSaturday 5th October 2016Glencar Inn Saturday DivisionDrumbar F.C. 1 v 2 Glencar CelticDunlewey Celtic 0 v 0 Strand RoversSaturday Reserve DivisionMilford United Reserves 4 v 3 Erne Wanderers ReservesGlenree United Reserves 0 v 3 Keadue Rovers ReservesDrumoghill F.C. Reserves 2 v 6 Kilmacrennan Celtic ReservesSt. Catherines Reserves 0 v 3 Glenea United ReservesDonegal Town Reserves 1 v 4 Cappry Rovers ReservesSunday 6th October 2016Temple Domestic Appliances Division OneGweedore United 1 v 4 Cappry RoversKeadue Rovers 4 v 1 Bonagee UnitedDonegal Town 1 v 1 Erne WanderersCT Ball Division TwoLetterbarrow Celtic 8 v 2 Kerrykeel ’71 F.C.Eany Celtic 4 v 0 Curragh AthleticOscar Traynor TrophyDonegal Junior League 1 v 2 Cavan / Monaghan LeagueFIXTURESSaturday 12th November 2016 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Glencar Inn Saturday DivisionStrand Rovers v Arranmore United (K.O. 1 p.m.)Glencar Celtic v Orchard F.C.Fintown harps v Drumbar F.C.Saturday Reserve DivisionGlenree United Reserves v Castlefin Celtic ReservesSt. Catherines Reserves v Keadue Rovers ReservesDonegal Town Reserves v Kilmacrennan Celtic ReservesCappry Rovers Reserves v Glenea United ReservesSunday 13th November 2016 K.O. 2p.m. (Unless Stated)Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionKilmacrennan Celtic v Convoy ArsenalMilford United v Rathmullan CelticLagan Harps v St. CatherinesTemple Domestic Appliances Division OneGweedore Celtic v Cappry RoversGlenree United v Bonagee UnitedCT Ball Division TwoCranford United v Kerrykeel ’71 F.C.Ballybofey United v Drumkeen UnitedLifford Celtic v Whitestrand UnitedDonegal League: All the reports, results and fixtures was last modified: November 6th, 2016 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)last_img read more

Gardai remain tight-lipped after raid

first_imgGardai are remaining tight-lipped about a raid on an apartment in Letterkenny yesterday.Armed Gardai search an apartment in the Rosemount area.It is understood an ex-Republican prisoner is renting an apartment in the area. The man was called to Letterkenny Garda station where he was told his apartment was being searched.The man, who is from Co Tyrone, has been living in Letterkenny for a number of weeks.Gardai remain tight-lipped after raid was last modified: May 2nd, 2019 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)last_img read more

Making Sense Of Google’s New Social Stuff: Messaging, Hangouts & Google+

first_imgtaylor hatmaker Google Talk. Talk was Google’s Instant Message client. It’s also called Google Chat or “GChat,” by many people who didn’t even know it was called Talk to begin with.Google+ Hangouts. Hangouts was Google+’s group video chat service, from the social network’s launch back in 2011.Google+ Messenger: A product redundant with Google Talk, Messenger was Google+’s own IM client.Google Voice: Google’s cult-hit digital telephony client, Voice allows users to route all their calls to one phone number. Google Voice works for calls and texting both on desktop and on its much-neglected mobile apps for iOS and Android. Now, Hangouts becomes the messaging mini-umbrella under the social mega-umbrella of Google+. Hangouts, now available across desktop and mobile, will unify Google Talk, Google+ Messenger and the old Hangouts video chat service of yore. According to a statement from Nikhyl Singhal, Google’s head honcho of real-time communications, Google Voice will be folded into Hangouts too (Yay!), though there’s no word on when.Google+ Gets A Lot Of LoveMessaging may have been the messiest area of Google’s social services, but Google+ is the big umbrella that covers them all. Amidst the company’s epic 3-hour-plus Google I/O keynote yesterday, Google+ guru Vic Gundotra announced approximately one million updates to Google+, the social network that the company launched two years ago. Okay, he pegged the number at 41 … but that’s almost a million. For a full breakdown of Google’s social updates, hit the company’s official blog post or just cruise around in Google+ for a while. The social network has been the butt of many a joke over the last few years, and we’re happy to see Google take the time to spruce things up a little.Photos by Nick Statt for ReadWrite.  The updates are extensive. As a regular Google+ user, it’s actually difficult to get a sense for what changed, since the redesign looks and feels right in stride with Google’s recent overall changes in user interfaces that runs from Google+ to Google Glass to Google Now and Android. So here’s a list of some of the most notable of the 41 updates: A multi-column layout. This can be toggled off, if you’re still into the Blogger single-column-era.Photos and videos get even bigger. Google is really into making media massive – and we would be too if the average person knew how to share properly high-res photos.New animations. Things are flipping and sliding all over the place in there.A third dimension. You can scroll up and down through your social stream, but Google wants you to be able to scroll in too. Now you can take a deeper dive on a given Google+ post -or is it a Card? I think we’re suppose to call everything Cards now — via related hashtags, which will lead you to more content of interest. It will also take you further down the Google+ rabbit hole, of course. Lots of treats for photographers. Google+ has a thriving community of awesome photogs, and Google is keen to do right by them. Photos in Google+ now have all sorts of cool bells and whistles. A few I’m particularly stoked about include “auto highlight,” which de-emphasizes duplicate and blurry pics, automatically picking the best shot out of a batch. I’ve yet to test this extensively, but since I have a habit of bracketing (taking multiple shots at different exposures) – even on my phone – choosing the best photo of a set can be a major timesuck. This feature could help there. Another feature, “Auto Awesome,” can stitch together shots in a series to make a playful Photobooth-esque picture or even a Vine-like animated gif. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoscenter_img A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Tags:#Google#Google IO13#io13#social media#social networks Related Posts With a whirlwind of announcements at its Google I/O developers conference this week, Google’s vast suite of social products is finally starting to look like it was created by a single company and not cobbled together via a series of haphazard acquisitions. Here are the highlights of what’s changed:Hangouts: Google Messaging, Unmessy At LastGoogle is finally doing something to prune its thicket of messaging products. Let’s start with a look at the various chat and messaging products that were due for some much-needed spring cleaning: Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verificationlast_img read more

PRISM Fallout: U.S. Internet Companies Stained By Intelligence Actions

first_imgServerless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … It was bound to happen sooner or later: faced with mounting global criticism on its use of Internet data to monitor international denizens for intelligence reasons, the U.S. is now starting right up there with China as safest places to store data on the Web. If trust in U.S. web and data services continues to erode, the future of global cloud computing will be a much different place than what is currently envisioned.The AP is reporting today that German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich is warning anyone on the Internet to avoid using U.S.-based services such as those from Facebook, Google or Microsoft.… Friedrich told reporters in Berlin on Wednesday that “whoever fears their communication is being intercepted in any way should use services that don’t go through American servers.”Germany is only one of several nations that are particularly angered by revelations that the U.S. apparently is engaging in wide-scale intelligence gathering using data collected directly from private Internet firms via the so-called PRISM project. If the allegations implied by the leaked PRISM documents are true, then PRISM would seriously jeopardize business relations between the U.S. and other countries. The European Union may be the first relationship to get damaged.See also: PRISM Fallout: In Cloud We Don’t Trust?In order to comply with strict E.U. data laws, which essentially prevent data being stored outside an E.U. member nation’s borders, the E.U. and the U.S. have established a Safe Harbor agreement that enables data to be stored in U.S.-based cloud services so long as the U.S. service providers self-regulate themselves to maintain strict standards of privacy protections.Recent assertions show that U.S. intelligence services may actually have on-site equipment on PRISM participants’ property, despite repeated denials from those services, which also include Yahoo, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube and Apple. If the information from the leaked PRISM documents is true, this would be a serious breach of their Safe Harbor agreement.Even if PRISM turns out to be fictitious, just the hint that something like PRISM could exist could evaporate a large amount of trust and business for U.S. cloud vendors—even ones not named in the PRISM documents.Friedrich’s comments today are a sharp reminder of just how fast the relationship between E.U. and U.S. companies could deteriorate.Bound by law not to discuss what they are doing to help intelligence services, the named PRISM companies and services are facing a P.R. nightmare, where all they can do is deny and hope the problem goes away.International policy makers are growing increasingly angered at what they see as U.S. arrogance. (Yesterday’s search of Bolivian President Evo Morales’s plane by Austrian authorities in Vienna for Edward Snowden, the self-identified leaker of the PRISM documents, probably does not help that perception.)We may very well be heading for a new geo-fenced world of data isolationism, where the storage of data across international borders will not be so commonplace as it is today. If that becomes the case, how will the Internet landscape work then? Will apps that sell on an international scale be forced to maintain separate Balkanized data collections for each nation served?Or will any Internet-based company now be forced to lock down their data in direct defiance of state-sanctioned data collection operations?Neither choice seems palatable, but to regain the trust and business of a global audience, any Internet company may have to take such drastic measures. What’s your picture of a post-PRISM Internet future?Image of German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich courtesy of Wikipedia. brian proffitt How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud Related Posts center_img Tags:#cloud computing#cloud storage#Germany#Prism Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo…last_img read more

Santos, Matias rule Senior Masters in Sletba Open

first_imgThe other top finishers were Alfred Kang of SJCBA with 1755, and Daboy Mendoza of Sletba and Jack Interia of ATBA-Gruppo, both with 1730.The top five finishers received cash prizes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe finals for Group 2 will be held Saturday afternoon, while the finals for Group 1, or Masters category, rolls off on Sunday.The Masters division is paced by Kevin Cu, seeded since he is the defending champion, Krizziah Tabora of TBAM-Prima and a member of the national pool, Dennis Gallardo of Sletba-GMTBC, and Jason Ko of Sletba./asu Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president MOST READ Olympics: US interested in Winter Games bid BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Read Next LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CJ Peralta says QC judge followed rules in giving nod to raids on militant offices PLAY LIST 01:16CJ Peralta says QC judge followed rules in giving nod to raids on militant offices00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games Ed Santos of Pasig Bowling Association bagged the Senior Masters championship of the 21st Sletba Open during the finals held Friday night at the Sta. Lucia Mall Bowling Center in Cainta, Rizal.Santos scored 1,790 pinfalls in the 8-game series to thwart the valiant bid of Samuel Matias, a member of the Philippine paralympic team, who finished with 1759 to place second.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

MAYOR THANKS THE NTL

first_imgCoffs Harbour Mayor Jenny Bonfield visited the Coffs Harbour International Sports Stadium last night to welcome the Australian Touch Association and the National Touch League (NTL) to Coffs Harbour. Mayor Bonfield highlighted the importance of the NTL tournament to the Coffs Harbour community, commenting that Coffs appreciate and also enjoy having ATA and the players, officials and spectators because of the impeccable behaviour that is always shown. She also commented that hosting the tournament is positive for the economic and social growth of the region. “ATA has won by being able to host their event here in Coffs, but Coffs have also won by having the tournament here. Having Australian Touch here is a great thing economically but also a great thing for our community, especially our kids, who have the opportunity to see and be involved in other sporting events.” Mayor Bonfield thanked all of the sponsors of the tournament as well stadium management and staff, before talking about the Coffs Harbour application to host the tournament for the next three years. “Being the Mayor I can honestly say we are keen as mustard to have you back here. We have the town, the willingness, we want you guys and your tournament back here for the next three years.” Chief Executive Officer of ATA, Mr Bill Ker, then thanked Mayor Bonfield, the Coffs Harbour Stadium staff, the sponsors and the community for their support of the tournament. Mr Ker highlighted how well Coffs Harbour receives the tournament. “The players never stop talking about how great Coffs is, how it’s the best touch football ground in Australia and how great the community is.” However, Mr Ker then mentioned the application process for the right to host the NTL tournament for the next three years. “We do want to see this sport grow and continue to get bigger and better. We are going through a period of change and by the end of April we should have reached a decision on where this tournament will be heading for the next three years.”last_img read more