McGETTIGANS AND FINN HARPS PRESENT ‘A NIGHT WITH JASON McATEER’

first_imgJason McAteer in action for Ireland.McGettigan’s and Finn Harps FC are delighted to announce “An Evening With Jason McAteer” will take place at the Clanree Hotel on Tuesday 24th May. Ireland legend McAteer is famous for his wit and stories and will be joined by Irish Comedian of the Year Eric Lalor for an evening of football talk, humour and nostalgia ahead of the big kick of for Euro 2016.Tickets are only €10 and this includes entry into a draw for two pairs of tickets to see Ireland at Euro 2016! Harps Chairman Sean Quinn said “We would like to thank our main sponsor McGettigan’s for helping organise what promises to be a very enjoyable night out for everyone. Our supporters are aware we will go through a five week period with no home games during the summer so it is vital we all come together and ensure our fundraising events are a big success.”Tickets available from Michael Murphy Sports & Leisure Letterkenny, Finn Harps Clubhouse or online via Finnharps.comDoors 7pm, Q&A from 8pm, followed by a meet & greet session.McGETTIGANS AND FINN HARPS PRESENT ‘A NIGHT WITH JASON McATEER’ was last modified: May 5th, 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) Tags:finn harpsJason McAteerMcGettigan’slast_img read more

MAN TRIED TO CHOKE HIS LOVE RIVAL CLAIMING HE WAS THE DEVIL

first_imgA man tried to choke another man believing he was the devil after he started dating his wife.Gasior leaving court today. Pic by Northwest Newspix.Robert Gasior appeared in court in court in Letterkenny today charged with assaulting his love rival Robert Nessbert. Mr Nessbert, from Cardiff in Wales, began dating Mr Gasior’s former wife Joanna.However Gasior, 37, a Polish national, could not accept the relationship was over and tried to assault Mr Nessbert at Lawnsdale, Ballybofey on December 31st, 2013.Mr Nessbert, who sat at the back of Letterkenny Dsitrict Court today with his girlfriend, Gasior’s former wife, revealed details of the attack.He said that Gasior, of Beechwood Avenue, Ballybofey, is using his religious feelings to attack him.“He says that Jesus Christ is going to get me. He thinks I’m the devil. He thinks because he believe in God he has a certain right to come to me and preach. He just won’t accept that it is over. We have found our way to live and we just want him to do the same.“He has tried to bless me – he’s not a normal person. I do feel threatened because I don’t know what he’s thinking. He said Jesus Christ is going to get me.”He added that on the day of the assault Gasior tried to choke him.“He approached me and asked me if I was sleeping with his wife. I asked him what did he think as we had been seeing each other for nine months.“I called him a coward. His actions are that of a coward. He said that he needed to protect his family from the devil. I would have to question this man’s mental health.“He puts his hands around my throat and another witness called the Gardai,” he said.Solicitor for Gasior, Mr Patsy Gallagher, said the incident had had a devastating effect on his client and this could be seen from his demeanour in court.Judge Denis McLoughlin said that because the incident happened back as far as 2013, and because he didn’t consider the incident as particularly serious and Gasior had no previous convictions, he would apply the probation act.MAN TRIED TO CHOKE HIS LOVE RIVAL CLAIMING HE WAS THE DEVIL was last modified: March 4th, 2015 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

Mozilla Pushes Toward Its Mobile Destiny In 2012 (Infographic)

first_imgRole of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement For Mozilla, 2012 was a year to start transitions. The browser maker started its biggest transition since releasing Firefox in 2004 when it started building Firefox OS, a HTML5 Web-based mobile operating system for smartphones.Mozilla also focused a lot of attention on its Firefox for Android browser as a bit of a proving ground for its fledgling operating system. It has almost everything in place to make a big push in the mobile sector come 2013.Mozilla calls Firefox OS the operating system “to power the world’s first Open Web Device.” That is an interesting statement. Mozilla is putting together four elements that are not usually thought of in the same breath: open, Web, mobile and operating system.You can put any two or three of those elements together and make a world of sense. Open + Web is the most obvious, as open standards rule the Internet and are the basis of Firefox itself. Open + mobile could point to (in some ways) Google’s Android operating system or technology stacks like HTML5. Mobile + operating system points to iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, BREW, Tizen, Bada, Palm, Symbian and so on. Even Web + operating System makes a certain amount of sense, if you look at Google’s Chrome OS. An open mobile Web-based operating system? That does not exist. Chrome OS may be the closest to what Mozilla is trying to build, but as yet it can only be found on laptop and notebook-like PC devices. Tizen, the bastard offspring of MeeGo and supported by the Linux Foundation, may come close. Palm OS, ostensibly supported by Hewlett-Packard, is Web-based and open source, but the poor remnants of Palm are an ill-formed zombie. Mozilla’s biggest challenge has been to bridge the capabilities of a mobile browser with the features and functions of a smartphone. Part of that challenge is tying the browser to the hardware features of a smartphone, like the camera or internal storage. To tackle this issue, Mozilla has created what it calls Web APIs (application programming interfaces) to tie the browser to the hardware. To this point, Mozilla has 30 Web APIs that command features like the proximity sensor, phone vibration, push notifications and power management.  See the infographic below from Mozilla to view progress the company made in both its mobile and desktop browser spaces in 2012. A Firefox couple highlights:Do Not Track was adopted by 19% of Firefox mobile users and 8.6% of desktop usersNew Firefox is 50% faster with four times less memory used than the previous versionFirefox added new social APIs including Facebook integration50 billion items were synced through Firefox in 2012 Tags:#Firefox#Mozilla#Operating Systems What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfacescenter_img Related Posts dan rowinski The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Dame time: Lillard’s 3 gives Trail Blazers 113-110 win over Lakers

first_imgLillard finished with 32 points, and Portland snapped a two-game skid. Jusuf Nurkic added 28 points.Lillard was 1 of 5 from 3-point range before the game-winner. The crowd roared when the shot fell, andLillard nodded and pointed to his wrist.“I felt good. The ball was coming off my hands good all night, even the ones that I didn’t make. In thosemoments, you don’t think about what happened before. It’s a chance to rise to the occasion. You’re 0 for 0 in that moment,” Lillard said. “I go back to my very first game-winner against New Orleans my rookie year. I had a terrible shooting game but I was able to block that out. All that mattered was that moment. No different tonight.”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 shutoutBrook Lopez had 27 points and rookie Kyle Kuzma added a season-high 22 for the Lakers, who were short-handed after Larry Nance Jr. broke his left hand in the second half. Fellow rookie Lonzo Ball was 0 for 2 from the field with no points, four assists and three rebounds.There were a few fans in the crowd wearing Ball’s No. 2 jersey for his first appearance in Portland. But most fans booed him heartily during player introductions. 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QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kuzma took the final shot, a missed 3-pointer from 28 feet out at the buzzer that would have tied it.Lillard had missed a 3 the night before at the end of regulation in Portland’s 112-103 overtime loss at Utah.“He made a good read last night and (Rudy) Gobert made a great play,” Blazers coach Terry Stotts said. “Tonight I think he had his mind made up to take the shot. It’s what great players do.”The Blazers were without Al-Farouq Aminu, who injured his right ankle Wednesday against the Jazz. The team posted a photo of the 6-foot-9 forward on crutches before Thursday’s game.Aminu was averaging 9.4 points and 8.1 rebounds this season. Noah Vonleh, who returned the night before following a shoulder injury in camp, started in his place.Portland led by 18 in the first half but the Lakers closed the gap to 66-62 at halftime. It was tight the rest of the way.“We have the game against Toronto, then you have a tough one last night against Utah. Maybe if we come back and have a blowout, maybe we don’t have to look at ourselves as much,” Lillard said. “We come in here tonight and we had a dogfight on our hands. We really had to look at ourselves and make it happen. We had to trust ourselves and trust each other to get it done.“So I think a game like this and having to pull out a game like this does more for our team, character-wise.”TIP-INSLakers: Los Angeles was 0 for 9 from 3-point range in the first half. … The Lakers were coming off a 113-93 victory at home against the Pistons on Tuesday night.Trail Blazers: Rookie big man Zach Collins started the second half in place of Vonleh, who had four fouls. Collins, a 7-footer out of Gonzaga, was acquired by the Blazers in a draft-day deal with Sacramento.ON BALL“I thought he was a little too passive tonight,” Walton said about his rookie point guard. “The hardest thing for young players is consistency. He’s so unselfish that sometimes we want him to be more aggressive with attacking the defenses.”Ball, for his part, recognized that.“I definitely could have been more aggressive,” he said. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Nance was hurt late in the third quarter and went to the locker room. He did not play the rest of the way. Nance was averaging 11.1 points and 7.9 rebounds for the Lakers.Afterward, the Lakers confirmed Nance broke a bone in his hand.“Obviously, I feel terrible for him. He’s been playing so solid for us,” coach Luke Walton said. “It’s tough but that’s what team sports are about, and someone else has to step up.”Portland took a 106-105 lead on Lillard’s free throws with 1:56 left. Kuzma made a hook shot on the other end, but Lillard answered with a layup before Nurkic made free throws for a 110-107 lead. The standing crowd chanted “Beat LA! Beat LA!”But Kentavious Caldwell-Pope quieted the fans with a 3-pointer off an assist from Ball to tie it with 15.5 seconds left. Lillard hit the winner over the outstretched arm of Brandon Ingram.ADVERTISEMENT Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard reacts after hitting a shot in the final seconds of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. The Blazers won 113-110. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)PORTLAND, Ore. — Damian Lillard didn’t really need to gesture to his wrist. The crowd already knew it was Lillard Time.The star guard made a 3-pointer with 0.7 seconds left and the Portland Trail Blazers extended their winning streak over the Los Angeles Lakers to 13 games with a 113-110 victory Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READlast_img read more

10 months agoPSG ready to beat Man Utd to Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld

first_imgPSG ready to beat Man Utd to Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireldby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePSG are eyeing Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld.Despite Spurs recently taking up a 12-month option in the player’s contract, PSG remain keen on Alderweireld.The Belgium international’s deal carries a €28m buyout clause – which suits PSG.Alderweireld is also being linked with Manchester United this season.However, United’s transfer plans are in flux after the appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to replace Jose Mourinho.The Telegraph says PSG could seek to immediately trigger Alderweireld’s clause this month. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Minster Vaz Calls for More Private-Sector Support in Building Climate Resilience

first_imgMr. Vaz praised private-sector stakeholders who are taking “smart and steady action” to adapt and mitigate the effects of climate change.“Private-sector companies are finding their footing and taking big leaps, impacting positively on our carbon footprint… among them, providers of renewable energy such as the Jamaica Broilers Group, Solar Buzz Jamaica and GeNNex Elite,” he said.Mr. Vaz urged others to follow suit, and assured that the Government will continue to garner assistance for the private sector in advancing the climate change agenda, through facilities such as the Green Climate Fund’s Readiness and Preparatory Support Programme.He pointed out that in 2017, the Ministry’s Climate Change Division requested readiness support through that programme in order to mobilise private-sector engagement in developing low carbon and climate resilient projects in Jamaica and other CARICOM states.“This idea was to investigate barriers and develop solutions that will leverage private-sector support and then work together at the national and regional levels to develop an action plan for engagement,” Minister Vaz explained.The Green Climate Fund is a unique global platform to respond to climate change by investing in low-emission and climate-resilient development. It is the largest source of international climate finance and was established to limit or reduce greenhouse gas emissions in developing countries, and to help vulnerable societies adapt to the unavoidable impacts of climate change.The two-day consultation seeks to further investigate challenges for climate action and highlight best practices and possibilities for innovation, and increase knowledge of available financing options for climate action for MSMEs. Story Highlights More private-sector stakeholders are being encouraged to partner with the Government in executing projects designed to build Jamaica’s climate change resilience.This call comes from Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Daryl Vaz, who said more innovators, investors and private-sector leaders are needed to further advance mitigation efforts.“Partnerships are integral to our success, and so we absolutely cannot [overstate] the important role the private sector can play, as our partners, in reducing our vulnerability to a changing climate and reducing their own carbon footprint,” he said.The Minister was speaking at a micro, small and medium-sized enterprise (MSME) consultation on supporting private-sector investment for advancing climate action in Jamaica, at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in St. Andrew on Tuesday (February 12).Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Daryl Vaz, addresses participants at a micro, small and medium-sized enterprise (MSME) consultation on supporting private-sector investment for advancing climate action in Jamaica, held at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in St. Andrew on Tuesday (February 12). This call comes from Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Daryl Vaz, who said more innovators, investors and private-sector leaders are needed to further advance mitigation efforts.center_img More private-sector stakeholders are being encouraged to partner with the Government in executing projects designed to build Jamaica’s climate change resilience. “Partnerships are integral to our success, and so we absolutely cannot [overstate] the important role the private sector can play, as our partners, in reducing our vulnerability to a changing climate and reducing their own carbon footprint,” he said.last_img read more

HHIs LPGFueled VLGC Design Approved

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Lloyd’s Register Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has received an Approval in Principle (AiP) from Lloyd’s Register (LR) during Gastech for a very large gas carrier (VLGC) design capable of using LPG as fuel. This development was the result of collaboration between HHI, Hyundai Global Service (HGS) and LR.As explained, LPG has major advantages over marine diesel oil (MDO) and high sulphur oil (HFO) when a VLGC utilises the LPG cargo onboard as a fuel.“However, safety issues need to be thoroughly examined particularly in relation to potential leaks of LPG in a confined space and the implications for ventilation. It is critical when considering the system design that, in the event of a leak from the fuel system any leaked LPG is prevented from collecting inside the vessel, especially the confined space within the engine room considering the ‘heavier than air’ property of LPG,” LR said.The AiP opens up the way for VLGC operators, who, like the rest of the industry, face the challenge of reducing GHG emissions.“We have focused on developing the safe design for LPG-fueled propulsion system. We are pleased to introduce the reliable design of VLGC with LPG burning system in the market for new building and also conversion vessels so that VLGC players can have environmentally-friendly vessels and maximize their benefits using their cargo carried onboard the vessels,” Kisun Chung, Deputy COO in Group Ship/Offshore Marketing of HHI and CEO in Hyundai Global Service, said.MAN Energy Solutions (MAN ES) also participated in the project as an engine designer. The company recently launched its latest two-stroke engine type, a dual-fuel MAN B&W ME-LGIP engine designed for LPG running. MAN B&W ME-LGIP engines are designed for dual-fuel operation with LPG as a low-flashpoint fuel.“In the future it will be difficult for some ship types to meet emission requirements without using gas as fuel, such as ethane, LNG and LPG. By using gas as fuel there is the potential to achieve 20% more power,” René Sejer Laursen, ME-GI/LGI Promotion Manager of MAN Energy Solutions, noted.last_img read more

Documentary highlights parents struggles with opioidaddicted kids

first_imgVANCOUVER — Watching paramedics revive their son from near death six times for the same condition that had him in the emergency room 13 times exhausted Jill and David Cory, but they kept hoping he’d get the help he needed to survive.That hope came to an end on March 8, 2015, when David Cory found 23-year-old Ben Cory dead on the porch at their home in Calgary.“I didn’t even know he was home,” Cory said of his son, who’d often stayed at his girlfriend’s place.The family moved from Vancouver so Ben could enter a one-year treatment program starting in 2009 at the Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre, a private facility that focuses on involving a client’s family.Jill Cory said despite the gains her opioid-addicted son made with the help of staff who were in recovery and understood drug addiction, a lack of ongoing support that would include housing and follow-up through linked programs in the community and the health-care system meant Ben didn’t have the skills to cope.“It’s a system that’s not a continuous system,” she said in an interview. “It’s a partial intervention. We’ve had as many as 15 emergency people in our home resuscitating Ben. Why are we using our resources at that end, in an emergency, instead of a proper continuum of services?”Ben Cory’s story, among those of others caught in the cycle of addiction, is told in the Telus Health documentary “Painkiller: Inside the Opioid Crisis.” It’s available through Optik TV, YouTube and accessible at screenings in various cities across Canada.“It is life destroying, and it is family destroying, and it can be different,” Jill Cory said, adding her son tried ecstasy as a teen before using harder drugs including Oxycontin and fentanyl to try to alleviate his anxiety.Five years after countless hospitalizations, including one when Ben was on life support, Cory said the family decided to move to Alberta so all of them, including Ben’s older sister, could be part of the recovery process.The couple had already spent $6,000 a month for a five-month treatment program supported by their doctor in British Columbia, but it was ineffective, they said, adding people should not have to spend their own money in a publicly funded health-care system and not everyone can afford to do that.Jill Cory said they came to understand addiction is a chronic relapsing disease that requires ongoing care but parents are often left to deal with it alone.“We’d be sleeping with him on our floor in our bedroom with the doors locked so we’d know he was safe,” she said.“You wouldn’t give people three out of 10 chemo treatments and hope that somehow they miraculously get better on their own.”These days, the Corys support other families whose children are struggling with addiction.Like other parents in the documentary, they are also calling for decriminalization of illicit drugs based on an understanding that addiction is a chronic relapsing disease that makes people more vulnerable to overdose after they’ve been in treatment.Moms Stop the Harm, an advocacy group whose loved ones have fatally overdosed, has joined that effort, pushing the federal government to make that decision as the number of fatal overdoses rises.However, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said No to decriminalization.Statistics Canada said earlier this month that 10 Canadians fatally overdosed each day between 2016 and 2018.Data from a federal task force on opioid deaths said nearly 4,000 Canadians died as a result of overdoses in 2017, a 34 per cent increase from the previous year.— Follow @CamilleBains1 on Twitter.Camille Bains, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Vancouver International Tap Festival founder says goodbye in style

first_imgWhen the Straight reaches Vancouver International Tap Festival artistic director Sas Selfjord at her home on Gabriola Island, she’s preparing to transport a special goodbye gift for the final rendition of the 18-year-old event. In her back yard sit 14 four-by-eight-foot pieces of birchwood flooring, a perfect, portable dance surface the tap society will be able to use long after her departure.“I’m hauling it over with a truck from Gabriola and then taking it to the [Orpheum] Annex’s stage door on Friday,” she relates, expressing joy that the world-class dancers she’s bringing in won’t have to click their soles on less-than-ideal Masonite. “It’s pristine birchwood—a beautiful honey colour.”The floor is, in many ways, an apt symbol of the professionalism and gleaming artistry she’s been able to build at the festival, known over the years for its range of styles and creations by big names like Michelle Dorrance and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards. Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement “Tap-dancing is about timing and so is the festival,” explains Selfjord, who will also step down in June 2018 from running the Vancouver Tap Dance Society, centred in the Hastings Sunrise heritage space on East Hastings Street she helped catalyze the group to buy in 2011. “I truly believe the festival in its creative capacity has run its course and we need new roads. Twitterlast_img read more