Previous articleEvidence concludes in Fr Eugene Boland trialNext articleFianna Fail launches scathing attack on new Mayor News Highland Gardai investigate Annagry incident which left man with serious injuries Google+ Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Facebook Newsx Adverts Pinterest Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Gardai are investigating an incident at a party in Annagry early this morning, during which a 19 year old man sustained serious injuries.The man, believed to be from the Gweedore area, is seriously ill with head injuries in the ICU at Letterkenny General Hospital.Gardai cordoned off the scene of the incident today and the area has been forensically examined.Investigations are continuing. Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twitter Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly WhatsApp By News Highland – June 25, 2012 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Facebook Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest
Pennsylvania bluegrass outfit Cabinet continues to impress with their high-energy slamming musicianship, and that was on full display when they hit the Peach Music Festival just a few months ago. The band has been a staple of the Peach Fest since the beginning, and their fan base is only growing as they leave crowds in shock and awe with their music.At Peach Fest, the band had an opportunity to collaborate with some very special guests for their performance. Cabinet welcomed out Justin Mazer (Tom Hamilton’s American Babies) and the Turkuaz horns for a fun-filled cover of Elvis Costello’s “Watching the Detectives,” captivating the crowd with the classic tune.Thanks to Cabinet, we can share pro-shot footage of this exciting performance. Check it out below!Cabinet is gearing up for a big Halloween run through the Northeast, with stops in Boston, Burlington, Stroudsburg, and Brooklyn from 10/27-31. Check out the full tour schedule below, and head to the band’s website for details.Cabinet Halloween Tour Dates10/27 Boston, MA – The Sinclair *10/28 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground *10/29 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater *^10/31 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl *!* All Shows with Billy Strings^ plus Tom Graham & KOPEC! plus Larry Keel Experience
26 Chelsea Drv, Condon sold for a record breaking $1,015,000 earlier this year.REGIONAL property markets are continuing to outperform capital cities, with new figures revealing a lift in million dollar property deals in the past year.New analysis by CoreLogic has revealed the number of sales at or in excess of $1 million was starting to trend down nationally.In the year to June, 16 per cent of all houses and 8.8 per cent of units sold for at least $1m compared with 16.1 per cent and 9.1 per cent the previous year.But in the combined regional markets 4.7 per cent of all houses had sold for at least $1 million compared with 4.3 per cent the previous year.At the same time, 4 per cent of all units sold in the past year were for at least $1 million, which was a record-high share and up from 3.7 per cent the previous year.CoreLogic analyst Cameron Kusher said while he had not broken the figures down to individual regional markets, it was obvious that some had been performing strongly. More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“And the demand there seems to be at the higher end of the market,’’ he said.“I think a feature of the past 12 months has been that the regional areas have been outperforming the capital cities and they are not quite declining yet.“So I think it is not really too much of a surprise, that you are seeing the share of million dollar property sales in those regional markets higher than they were a year ago.’’Mr Kusher said even though property markets in regional Australia were outperforming capital cities, it was slowing.“So I wouldn’t be surprised if we actually see a lower share (of million dollar sales) in 12-months’ time in those regional areas.’’Mr Kusher said the million dollar regional market had been driven in part by buyers from Sydney and Melbourne who had made lifestyle purchases in the regions.“But the effect of the slowdown in Sydney and Melbourne housing markets, I would expect, would have an impact on the regional areas as we go forward as well.’’
Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases says Americans will likely need to stay home for several more weeks. Dr. Fauci explains that if you look at “the curves of outbreaks,” Americans will have to practice social distancing for at least several weeks. Fauci said, “I cannot see that all of a sudden, next week or two weeks from now it’s going to be over. I don’t think there’s a chance of that.”Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has ordered all beaches, parks and “non-essential” commercial and retail businesses to close in the tri-county area.Among businesses considered essential are grocery stores, gas stations, day care facilities and pet supply stores.Non-essential businesses, like restaurants and retail stores, are required to close or convert to take-out only. Florida Keys government officials are closing the island destination to visitors beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday.The only exception is for long-term renters in vacation homes and R/V parks with contracts of 28 days or more, who are already in the Keys.There is currently one confirmed coronavirus case in the Keys and it is travel related. Also one confirmed case in Indian River County.In California, residents have been told to stay at home, unless going out is essential.Across the country, in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio says he’d like to see the same thing happen there.The mayor says the time to act to slow the spread of the virus is now.
By Janine Erasmus23 August 2013South Africa’s MeerKAT, the precursor to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), has taken the first step towards completion – a concrete foundation for the first of what will eventually be a 64-antenna array was poured in mid-August, at the SKA site in the Northern Cape.The remaining foundations will be poured over the next nine months, notes SKA’s website, and will be overseen by engineering company Brink & Heath Civils. Each foundation consists of 78 m³ of concrete and nine tons of reinforcing steel, and has to be robust enough to keep the sensitive radio antenna above it stable in winds that have been known to gust up to 140 km/h.The SKA project in South Africa has received massive government support since it started around a decade ago, and the Department of Science and Technology (DST) will pour R2-billion (US$213-million) into SKA over the next three years. MeerKAT is expected to be completed by 2016, said DST Minister Derek Hanekom, who announced the cash injection during his budget speech earlier this year. The DST’s consistent support and commitment is one of the factors that led to South Africa being awarded the bigger hosting role for the SKA, after many months of tension and rivalry between the country and the other potential host, the Australia-New Zealand SKA Project. In May 2012 the long-awaited announcement came that South Africa would host about 65% of the instrument, with the balance going to the Australasian countries.Built to withstand strong gusts of wind, each of MeerKAT’s antennas will stand firmly on a bed of concrete and steel. Image: SKA South Africa Visit South Africa’s SKA website: www.ska.ac.zaAustralia-New Zealand SKA website: www.ska.gov.auRead more about the SKA project on SA.info’s Science and Technology pages, or find science features you can republish on Media Club South Africa.
Time magazine’s editors have named Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg their Person of the Year, despite WikiLeaks leader Julian Assange crushing the popular vote. Zuckerberg received the 10th highest number of votes from readers. We wrote early this week about the possibility that Time’s editors might choose someone other than the person their readers chose.So what does Zuckerberg have to say about the man who peeled back the curtain from the internal discussions among diplomats for history’s most formidable empire? Not much. Time’s press release included a rambling pseudo-statement from Zuckerberg on WikiLeaks. Read it below and ask yourself: shouldn’t he have put a little more thought into such an important matter than this? Wasn’t there anyone available to edit these statements for coherence?Zuckerberg on WikiLeaks, to be read in Zuckerberg’s distinctive, measured voice and serious tone:“Well, at a very high level some of the themes could be connected. I mean we mostly make so you can understand what’s going on with the people around you because we think that that helps you connect with them more broadly. I mean the wikileaks story is fascinating, but I also just don’t think we’re anywhere near the end of it. And I personally feel like, from the coverage that I’ve read, that I don’t understand enough to fully comment on it, so I won’t. But I do think it’s a fascinating kind of turn of events, and watching how the different institutions react to it is also fascinating….We definitely don’t wake up in the morning and think about toppling institutions. But one of the things that I think happens from people being able to share their opinions with their friends or more broadly. You know I really do think there is this concept where the best stuff spreads.”Seriously? That’s the best that one historic figure could say about another historic figure, as the former accepted a prestigious award widely expected to go to the latter? Sorry, Mark, but I think you should have done better than that when this question was raised. Congratulations, by the way, for the recognition; Facebook has truly changed the world and definitely for the better.The content of the Wikileaks statement, though, is essentially this: he doesn’t want to comment on WikiLeaks, but its supporters should know that Facebook vaguely upholds some of the same most general principles (“at a very high level”) and WikiLeaks detractors should know that Facebook is very different and much safer. (“We definitely don’t wake up in the morning and think about toppling institutions.”)A grammatically poor, high-level hedging of bets: that’s what we get from Zuckerberg? And why would Time or the Facebook PR team not take this part of an interview more seriously? Perhaps because they don’t really take any of this, much less WikiLeaks, seriously.Zuckerberg is famous for pushing privacy and transparency. WikiLeaks is shaking the world up with that paradigm taken to an international level. Some people love it. Some people hate it. Zuckerberg should have had a better statement prepared about it.Perhaps the statement itself isn’t even unreasonable, but the fact that it’s as unclear as it is feels like a show of disrespect to an organization that deserves thoughtful engagement and comment.Just One Example of Facebook’s Role in International RelationsFor what it’s worth, Facebook can hardly be said to be disinterested in the kinds of international relations that WikiLeaks speaks to, either. Zuckerberg almost always starts telling the story of Facebook with a reference to its use in organizing big protests in Colombia, against the violent left wing insurgents in the world’s longest civil war. The U.S. government has long backed the right wing government and brutal paramilitary army in that conflict, in full knowledge of the deep drug corruption of all sides of the conflict, but especially among U.S. allies.The way that conflict works is this: former or moonlighting members of the Colombian military gather as paramilitary forces and enter rural towns sympathetic to the Marxist FARC army. They round people up into school yards and other public places then cut peoples’ heads off with chainsaws to break the public spirit. Then U.S.-backed private military contractors (like the ones WikiLeaks exposed engaging in human sex trafficking in Afghanistan, despite State department efforts to cover it up, documented in leaked cables) fly over those now subdued and defenseless areas and spray all the crops with defoliants, ostensibly to kill the plants used to make cocaine and fund the rebel army. Then the official Colombian military comes in and secures the area. Then U.S. based companies can enter more safely to extract the huge reserves of oils and minerals under Colombian soil. Thus a right wing government stays in power to help hold back the regional momentum towards leftist, Marxist and rural peasant-backed governments in places like Bolivia, Venezuela and Ecquador.What’s the connection between these matters? It’s that the same world of politics Facebook is proud to influence is also a world that needs careful scrutiny and research. Like it or not, that’s the kind of work that WikiLeaks is aiming to do.That’s a simplified but essentially accurate telling of how it’s gone down in Colombia for decades. It’s a nasty conflict and the left-wing rebels have made a whole lot of enemies with their violence as well. When the urban public says it’s had enough of rural rebels attacking them, they organize big protests on Facebook. And then Facebook tells the story about how it is a brand new instrument of political organizing for peace.Colombia is one of the world’s largest recipients of U.S. military aid. That story has been made much more clear by the work of researchers unearthing sensitive government documents – that’s an important kind of work worthy of respect. Pic from ConflictPics.What’s the connection between these matters? It’s that the same world of politics Facebook is proud to influence is also a world that needs careful scrutiny and research. Like it or not, that’s the kind of work that WikiLeaks is aiming to do.What ought Zuckerberg have said? I wouldn’t presume to know – but I think it would have been appropriate for the leader of what would be the third largest country in the world if it were a country (500 million plus people) to have come up with something good and meaningful to say.It’s unlikely that Zuckerberg has nefarious intentions in all of this. But neither is he taking it very seriously. The least he could do is speak thoughtfully about those who do, like WikiLeaks, as he accepts an award that many people expected that organization’s leader would win. Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Analysis#international#NYT#web marshall kirkpatrick A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during a news conference, Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)NEW YORK — Adam Silver expects NBA players to continue standing for the national anthem.Not only because it’s a league rule, but because they are aware of what it means in what the commissioner believes is a divided America.“Many of our players have spoken out already about their plan to stand for the anthem,” Silver said Thursday. “And I think they understand how divisive an issue it is in our society right now.”ADVERTISEMENT Gervacio mends fences with Suzara as she returns to Foton in PSL Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH He spoke following the NBA’s Board of Governors meetings, during which owners passed rules designed to prevent healthy players from sitting out games, and teams from losing games on purpose to improve their draft position.Under the new draft lottery rules, the teams with the three worst records will all have 14 percent odds to land the No. 1 pick when the changes are implemented with the 2019 draft.The team with the worst record previously had 25 percent odds to win the lottery and could fall to the No. 4 spot in the draft. Now that team call tumble all the way to fifth.The lottery changes were to discourage tanking, the practice of losing games on purpose in an effort to improve draft odds. The Philadelphia 76ers relied on the tactic heavily in recent years and the league felt it needed to step in and urge teams to always be competitive.Silver felt teams had even begun feeling pressure to use the strategy of fielding poor squads and building through the draft.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next View comments Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss PLAY LIST 02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes00:58Trump blames media, Democrats for impeachment during Kentucky rally01:37Protesters 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 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LATEST STORIES Silver said the playing of the national anthem has always been a time for respect and reflection — even in a league where 25 percent of the players are not American — and recalled that many teams locked arms last season.He wants them to continue showing unity during the anthem — but to do it while standing.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 shutout“It’s been a rule as long as I’ve been involved with the league, and my expectation is that our players will continue to stand for the anthem,” he said.Silver didn’t say what would happen if any players refuse to stand, adding: “If that were to happen, we’ll deal with it when it happens.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president “I felt it was corrosive to this league,” he said.The second-worst team has a 19.9 percent to win the lottery and the third seed a 15.6 percent chance under the current format that will remain through next June’s draft.The board voted to allow Silver to fine teams who violate the league’s new guidelines about resting players. Teams can’t sit healthy players for high-profile, nationally televised games, and fines for violating that can be for at least $100,000.The rules also say that unless there are unusual circumstances, teams should not rest multiple healthy players for the same game or rest healthy players when playing on the road.The league office had long resisted getting involved in coaches’ decisions about resting players. But with its national TV partners paying the league billions, Silver felt he had to act after LeBron James and stars from the Golden State Warriors sat out nationally televised games last season.“It’s not a position we want the league to be in,” Silver said. “It ultimately is my hope that the rules go in the drawer and that teams step up here and see that there is a larger obligation to our fans, to the basketball community.”The board also talked about current events, meeting less than a week after President Donald Trump opted against inviting the Warriors to the White House after All-Star Stephen Curry said he didn’t want to go.Trump had criticized NFL players for their anthem protests in a speech the night before, and hundreds responded in games Sunday and Monday by kneeling during the anthem.Silver thinks NBA players have other opportunities, either by continuing their community service efforts or through the media, to make their voices heard.“I’m hoping once again that this league can play a constructive role there,” Silver said. 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About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Shearer slaughters Liverpool strike duo: Dooo something! Run around!by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United legend Alan Shearer slammed the performance of Liverpool’s strikers during their FA Cup defeat to Wolves.Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi were both given rare starts with Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino all dropping to the bench.Asked if he was not impressed with the forwards, Shearer said: “Not impressed? “You’ve got one guy Sturridge out of contract at the end of this season. You’ve got Origi 18 months left on his contract.“Do something, run around, cause the centre-halves a problem. They have done nothing.“Playing as individuals, look, 30 yards apart. He wins the header here, where’s Sturridge in case he wins that header? Get over and help your team-mate.“Look at him, he’s not even moving towards the ball. Quite content, not working as a partnership, no movement, no running in behind.“Flat, no energy, they’ve not done anything to upset those Wolves centre-halves.“I can’t even say how they’ve had a sweat on, the two forwards, because they’ve done nothing.“The manager should be going absolutely berserk, particularly at those two in the first half because they’ve added nothing whatsoever.”
Georgia sophomore cornerback Juwuan Briscoe was arrested by university police Saturday night for two traffic-related charges. The Bulldogs’ defensive back was charged with not having a license and not wearing his seatbelt. He made his $1K bail and was released. The arrest did not sit well with former Georgia linebacker Jake Ganus, who played with Briscoe last season. Ganus didn’t think what happened was worthy of an arrest. He called out the university police on Twitter before deleting his tweet. Saturday Down South captured a screenshot of it. SDS.The charges are pretty light, but it’s still not a good look to call out a police force for doing its job. Georgia’s football program has yet to comment on the arrest. Briscoe’s arrest was the fifth by a Bulldogs’ player since Kirby Smart was hired. UGA opens its 2016 season Sept. 3 against North Carolina at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. [SDS]