Letterkenny Credit Union’s Christmas loan is back!

first_imgFEATURES: With the build up to Christmas already well underway, Letterkenny Credit Union is inviting local people to consider their budgets now and plan ahead to avoid ‘financial indigestion’ this Christmas. Research carried out by the Irish League of Credit Unions (ILCU) last Christmas showed that in 2015, a consumer in the Republic of Ireland would take on average eight and a half weeks to financially recover after overspending at Christmas.The 2015 research showed that 9% of people approached or considered approaching a moneylender to borrow for Christmas expenses with nearly half of all consumers expecting to borrow money to get through the Christmas season, borrowing on average €388. Last year Irish consumers expected to spend on average €563 on Christmas with middle aged and mature adults likely to spend the most amount of money.Letterkenny Credit Union is urging the public to avoid borrowing beyond their means and to particularly avoid using moneylenders. Knowing your limits in terms of your finances and avoiding unnecessary debt this Christmas is hugely important.Gordon Randles, CEO of Letterkenny Credit Union told Donegal Daily, “We are all familiar with that bloated feeling after overdoing it at the Christmas dinner table.“We want to ensure our members do not experience ‘financial indigestion’ well into 2017 by helping them to carefully plan their spending this Christmas. “Our advice is to begin making Christmas preparations a little bit earlier this year. Setting a Christmas spending budget is more important now than ever, as is writing a list.“This will allow people to keep tight control on the Christmas shopping costs.”He added “Using high interest rate sources of credit, such as moneylenders or credit cards, can result in people repaying the costs of Christmas long after the Christmas spirit has worn off.“Some carefully planning now, be it via a savings plan or a low cost credit union loan, can help people to cope with the significant costs associated with the festive period, and ensure that they can get quickly get back on track.”Letterkenny Credit Union’s Christmas loan is back! was last modified: September 29th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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

Raiders’ Vontaze Burfict ejected during win over Colts for illegal hit

first_imgThe Raiders lost defensive leader Vontaze Burfict for more than half the game on Sunday, and perhaps for longer, after the controversial linebacker was ejected for an illegal hit on Colts tight end Jack Doyle.Burfict lowered his head and used his helmet to slam into Doyle’s helmet after the Colts’ Pro Bowler was down on a knee after a first-down catch on third-and-3 in the second quarter. … https://youtu.be/3seP5Xdv2MMCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the video on a mobile devicelast_img

10 Most Important Flash Platform Developments of 2010

first_imgRelated Posts How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Tags:#hack#tips 10 – Mobile/multiscreen Development with Flex and Flash Builder9 – Introduction of InMarket8 – MAX 2010 – Giveaways and More Giveaways and Demos and More Demos7 – Flash Access 2.06 – Open Source Media Framework 1.05 – Partnership with Amazon: Use Flash Media Server on Amazon Web Services – Pay as You Go4 – AIR for TV3 – 3D “Molehill” APIs for Flash Player2 – FP 10.2 beta – Stage Video preview1 – Flash Player 10.1 for MobileI have to agree that the launch of InMarket was pretty important, even if it hasn’t received much buzz yet. The Adobe post didn’t mention the Flash-to-HTML5 demo or SkyFire bringing Flash to iOS and Android. Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid All the buzz about HTML5 in 2010 and the Apple/Adobe rift makes it pretty easy to think it was a grim year for Flash. But the Flash team at Adobe wouldn’t agree. They’ve posted The Flash Platform Top 10 for 2010, an interesting list reminding us that 2010 was actually a pretty good year for Flash developers. Apart from all the worrying that the sky was falling or that their skill set was going to go the way of horse-drawn carriage repair. klint finley 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Why You Love Online Quizzeslast_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

Trends of the Game DVD’s Available

first_imgThe 2008 Trends of the Game DVD is now available for purchase from the TFA Online Shop http://www.austouch.com.au/index.php?id=396 The 2008 Trends series again sees current Australian Coaches giving information about current trends in skills and tactics in the game, with this year’s theme being Back to Basics. Women’s Open Coach Kerry Norman’s investigates switching and how and when to perform a switch. Men’s Open Coach Tony Trad discusses the technique of defensive body position. Mixed Open Coach Bernie Morrison teaches the art of creating space, while Referee’s Director Lou Tompkins speaks about the two-by-two-by-two refereeing technique that is now being adopted across the country. Whether you are a player, referee, coach or spectator, do not miss the chance to obtain an insight into the coaching techniques of the current Australian Coaches.last_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

a month agoChelsea defender Zouma: Keep an eye on Yoan at Bolton

first_imgChelsea defender Zouma: Keep an eye on Yoan at Boltonby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea defender Kurt Zouma is delighted seeing his kid brother making it at Bolton Wanderers.Yoan Zouma joined Bolton in August 2018 and was made to feel at home by his elder sibling, who was on loan in the North-West at Everton last season.”We lived 20 minutes away from each other so he used to be at my house every day, always having dinner together,” Kurt told chelseafc.com.”He played in the Under-23s last season and now he’s played a few games for the first team. He has done well. He’s the same kind of player as me: big, strong and quick. He deserves what happens to him.”He has been working hard in France, where he went through a lot. Now he is here, not far from me in England. We are always on the phone; I try to give him some advice. Hopefully he gets through into bigger leagues. He’s my little brother, I love him so much and I’m very happy for him. I hope he keeps going, keeps working hard and keeps pushing in the first team.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

8 days agoMan Utd boss Solskajer expects to buy again in January

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd boss Solskajer expects to buy again in Januaryby Paul Vegas8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskajer expects to buy again in January.United currently sit 12th in the Premier League table, just two points above the relegation zone and 15 adrift of league leaders Liverpool ahead of Sunday’s clash with their fierce rivals at Old Trafford.The club’s hierarchy and recruitment under executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has come in for severe criticism since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson, but Solskjaer has described that as “an insult” as he looks to the future.”I’ve got a three-year contract now so of course (we are) planning long-term,” Solskjaer told Sky Sports. “If you lose a game you don’t wait for a call to be given assurances but we have started out a plan and a recruitment plan is in place.”I am 100 per cent sure from my time here that the structure is right because it’s always the manager that has the final say.”I know people have said stuff about our recruitment but it’s almost like an insult to the recruitment office, the scouts and us as professionals – me and Mick (Phelan), the staff. We make decisions on the players we want to have and who’s available and then it’s the negotiations.”The money is there to strengthen in January, in the summer, and we are planning, we are looking, we are finding our targets, but just before the transfer window ended no, they weren’t there, the ready-made players.”The resources are there if the right players are available.” last_img read more

Power supply cut keeps train on halt for two hours in Pandooah

first_imgKolkata: Train services were disrupted for almost two hours after pantograph of a local train broke at the Pandooah station in Eastern Railway.The train immediately came to halt due to break in the power supply. According to sources, on Wednesday, at 1:39 pm, a local train destined to Howrah left the Pandooah station around 1:39 pm. Just after the train left the platform, one of the pantographs broke. As a result the train immediately came to halt due to break in power supply. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaImmediately station master at the Pandooah station was informed. Later, the station master informed the engineering department for repair work to be commenced soon. Within half-an-hour a tower van from Bandel arrived at the spot and started repair work. But, as the work was time consuming, passengers of the train had to wait for long time to reach their destinations. As the down line was totally closed several more trains have been stopped at multiple stations, waiting for the repair work to be done. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayAround 3 pm the repair work was completed and nor mal traiun services resumed from 3:04 pm. According to the Eastern Railway’s spokesperson, train services on the Barddhaman Howrah main line section were affected as the front pantograph of Down Barddhaman Howrah local was broken at Pandooah station blocking both down main line and reversible line. As a result, five local trains including four Down locals ran a lot behind schedule.last_img read more

Scientists develop device to detect bacteria in minutes

first_imgWashington: The era of doctors prescribing patients powerful antibiotics while they wait for lab reports could soon be numbered, with a new device returning results within minutes instead of days. It was invented by a team at Penn State university and described in a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Monday. Co-developed by Pak Kin Wong, a professor of biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering, the device uses microtechnology to trap single bacteria cells that can then be viewed under an electron microscope. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportThe approach allows clinicians to determine in as little as 30 minutes whether bacteria is present and its susceptibility to drug treatment — as opposed to the three-to-five days such lab work currently takes. “We currently prescribe antibiotics even when there is no bacteria present,” Wong told AFP. “That is over prescription. That is one of things we tried to express. Can we quickly determine the existence of bacterial infection?” The researchers’ paper said that in addition to being able to detect whether bacteria is present, the device can begin to classify the type by determining whether the cells are spherical, rod-shaped, or spiral. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protests”This device determines existence but not what type of bacteria it is,” said Wong. “What we’re working on is a complementary molecular approach such that we can ID the species.” And after finding bacteria is present, the sample is exposed to antibiotics to determine whether the strain is resistant, in which case antibiotic intervention would prove ineffective. “Urinary tract infections are the most common bacterial infections,” said Wong. “However, over 75 per cent of urine specimens sent to a clinical microbiology laboratory are negative. Rapidly ruling out or confirming the presence of bacteria at a clinically relevant concentration will dramatically enhance patient care.” He added that the team had applied for a provisional patent and could bring their device, which they hope to scale down in size so that it can be used in hospitals and doctors’ offices, to market in three years’ time.last_img read more