1 Ex-Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers Job done. Secret Agent Rodgers has left the building and Manchester United fans are gutted.After watching the Red Devils get a battering from rivals Arsenal, they were handed the bad news that Liverpool had decided to sack the Northern Irishman after a mediocre start to the season.It was an upsetting moment for the Old Trafford faithful who, during tough times, felt they could seek light relief by watching events on Merseyside.You can see how Manchester United fans reacted on Twitter below…
In response to increased interest and a large number of requests from persons concerned at the targeting of Glenties for industrial windfarm development, the Glenties Windfarm Information Group have launched a website www.gwig.net.The site initially contains information and details regarding the proposed windfarm at Straboy which proposes siting 25 turbines, each in excess of 325 feet tall, just 1.5km from the town.A spokesperson for the group advised that the website was established arising from “the urgent and increasing concern of local people who would have views of the turbines and who would be immediately affected by them in the Glenties, Fintown, Doochary, Maas and Lettermacaward areas.” The group say they were asked, on numerous occasions, where can we get details and how can we prevent this area from becoming an industrial zone littered with turbines.”Contrary to local and national guidelines, the Dublin and Louth, owned and directed, Straboy Wind Energy Ltd have not engaged in any public consultation with the affected people of Glenties and surrounding areas.The new website provides access to photomontages which demonstrate how Glenties and the surrounding areas would be drastically transformed if the development goes ahead.The planning decision now rests with An Bord Pleanála who will deliberate on the appeals against the planning permission granted by Donegal County Council. This process will include an Oral Hearing which is expected to be held in the Glenties region in the coming weeks; no date has yet been announced.The montages on the new website are those which form part of the planning application to Donegal Co Council (planning ref 11/30127) and are also available to view at the area Planning Office.A total of 20 viewpoints have been submitted showing how the environment of Glenties – Maas – Leitir – Doochary and Fintown would be changed in a way that is unprecedented and unimaginable.A number of these montages can be viewed currently on www.gwig.net and others will be uploaded shortly. Some of these montages are also on display in various business premises in Glenties.The positive response from the Glenties business community to our information campaign reflects the growing awareness of the threat that this proposal poses to tourism and other interests of the town. Further concerns relate to the negative impact the development will have on the attractiveness of the area for local families to live and rear their children and the knock on effect this may have on property and business values in the town. The proximity of the proposed development site to local amenities, including the Comprehensive School, is also a growing concern among local parents.The Glenties group continue to appeal for funding to assist with the cost of legal advice and expertise for the forthcoming oral hearing. The date of the hearing is not as yet publicised by An Bord Pleanála but is expected to be within the next few weeks. Donations can be made directly to group members or to:Account Name: Glenties Windfarm Information GroupBank Address Bank of Ireland, Main Street, Glenties Account No: 97730412 Sort Code 90-48-94GLENTIES WINDFARM GROUP LAUNCH WEBSITE TO TELL THEIR STORY was last modified: August 14th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GLENTIES WINDFARM INFORMATION GROUPWEBSITE
A Raphoe man who was described by a judge as a serial road traffic offender has been disqualified for failing to give a breath sample. Andrew Galbraith(54) of 28 Cathedral Hill, Raphoe pleaded guilty at Letterkenny District Court to drink driving at Cathedral Hill, Raphoe on July, 14th, 2013 and failing to sign an analysis statement at Letterkenny Garda Station on the same date. he also admitted giving a false name and address to gardai on the same date at Glenmaquinn, Convoy.Inspector David Kelly said Galbraith was stopped by gardaí after the report of a suspected drink driver at Glenmaquinn, Convoy. Gardaí who attended the scene observed a white van which was driving very slowly and swaying from side to side.Gardaí spoke to the driver and detected a strong smell of alcohol. He was arrested at 4.30 a.m.The court heard he was later abusive to gardaí at Letterkenny garda station.The court heard that he had previous convictions for driving without insurance and a previous conviction for drink driving.Solicitor Kieran Dillon said his client apologisied for his behaviour.He said the time had been a difficult one for the separated welder who finds being on his own difficult.Galbraith, he said, works in Northern Ireland and abroad and is actively seeking employment.Judge McLoughlin said Galbraith was a serial offender who has no respect for road traffic law. He was fined €650 and disqualified from driving for four years.‘SERIAL ROAD OFFENDER’ BANNED FOR FOUR YEARS was last modified: November 27th, 2014 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:courtsnews
TYRONE were just a bit too good for a good Donegal side in today’s Dr McKenna Cup clash at Edendork, the Red Hand county winning by a goal – 1-13 to 0-13.The match had been switched from Omagh to Edendork with an earlier 3PM start after a pitch inspection.In a close competitive encounter – which saw a player from each side sent off – Donegal put in an impressive and brave performance, chasing down the fancied Tyrone side at every opportunity. Donegal led by a point at half time but faded slightly in the second half, scoring just three points in the second period.But Jim McGuinness will be happy that his side stood up to one of the best teams in the country and matched them man-for-man for large periods of the game.Tyrone ran out 1-13 to 0-13 winners, but it was a great performance for Donegal.Mickey Harte was in the Tyrone dugout on an emotional day for the county. A minute’s silence in memory of the Tyrone manager’s late daughter Michaela was held before the start.A Mark Donnelly goal helped Tyrone to a 1-6 to 0-2 lead but Donegal hit eight straight points to lead at the break.Colm Cavanagh was sent-off just before the break as tempers flared and Donegal’s Neil Gallagher was then dismissed before Tyrone took over.After Donnelly’s goal helped Tyrone lead by seven, Daniel McLaughlin, Dermot Molloy and Karl Lacey all contributed two points as Donegal moved ahead by the interval. It was a storming comeback.After the Donegals sending off, parity in playing numbers restored, Tyrone bossed the remainder of the contest. Dr McKenna Cup:Armagh 0-12 Antrim 1-12Derry 1-21 Monaghan 1-12Down 2-13 St. Mary’s 0-06Fermanagh 0-15 UUJ 1-12Tyrone 1-13 Donegal 0-13DR McKENNA CUP: MICHAELA REMEMBERED. TYRONE JUST TOO GOOD FOR BRAVE DONEGAL was last modified: January 23rd, 2011 by gregShare 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)
gameday cracker Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City 2 latest REVEALED Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Manchester United have the second highest wage bill in Europe behind LaLiga giants Barcelona.The Red Devils now spend almost £300million on salaries following increased payments due to their participation in the Champions League, and the signing of Alexis Sanchez. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won predicted whoops Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? silverware The Chilean is the top earner in England and reportedly has a £500,000-a-week deal, although club insiders have denied this.His deal contributed to the rise, up 12.3 per cent from last year, despite the exits of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Wayne Rooney, and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.Meanwhile, the additions of Romelu Lukaku, Nemanja Matic, and Victor Lindelof will had impacted the rise too.Even with the rise wages only account for 50.2 per cent of turnover, which is a healthy figure, although this is up from 45.3 per cent in 2016/17. tense How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings changes Manchester United chief Ed Woodward has explained their latest financial report. Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez’s wages are costing the club some serious money. revealed Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT SORRY Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? The Red Devils also announced record revenues, in excess of half a billion pounds for the third financial year running, bringing in £590million – up 1.5 per cent on the last 12 months.And Ed Woodward, United’s executive vice-chairman, believes their financial results will help them as they attempt to win more silverware.“Everyone at the club is working tirelessly to add to Manchester United’s 66 and Jose’s 25 trophies,” he said. “That is what our passionate fans and our history demands. 2 Most Popular Premier League Stories “We are committed to our philosophy of blending top academy graduates with world class players and are proud that, once again, last season we had more academy graduate minutes on the pitch than any other Premier League club.“Our increased revenue expectation for the year demonstrates our continued strong long-term financial performance which underpins everything we do and allows us to compete for top talent in an increasingly competitive transfer market.”
The main N56 road between Loughanure and Dungloe is closed this morning as a result of a serious accident at 2am. The single car crash happened near the Cruckakeehan junction.It is understood the car was coming from Dungloe travelling in the direction of Loughanure. The driver, a male occupant in his twenties, and his female passenger, also in her twenties, were removed to Letterkenny General Hospital.It is understood the male is critically ill in the hospital’s intensive care unit.The road is expected to remain closed for several hours to facilitate a technical examination.Diversions are in place via Meenamara or Annagry on the Loughanure side, and via Ardcrone/Kerytown on the Dungloe side. DRIVER ‘CRITICAL’ AFTER SERIOUS ROAD ACCIDENT was last modified: August 4th, 2014 by John2Share 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:crashdungloeGardailetterkenny hospitalLoughanure
LAS VEGAS – A California man can sue a Nevada casino company in his home state for false advertising and deceptive business practices, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Monday when it declined to hear the case on appeal. The high court let stand a unanimous California Supreme Court decision, which said that even though Harrah’s Entertainment Inc. had no properties in California, it could be sued there because it advertised in California and received significant business from Californians. “This is the final determination that we have the right to sue them in California,” said Eric Schreiber, lawyer for plaintiff Frank Snowney. A Harrah’s lawyer declined comment. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The case seeks class-action status, and could have broad implications because of the large number of Californians who visit Nevada hotel-casinos each year. Of the 37.4 million people who visited Las Vegas in 2004, about 11.6 million were from California. Snowney filed suit in 2002 after claiming he booked a reservation at a Harrah’s resort in 2001 advertised at $50 a night plus room tax. Following his hotel stay, Snowney complained that he was assessed a $3 energy surcharge that Harrah’s had not disclosed when he booked the room. The complaint accused Harrah’s of deceptive business practices, breach of contract and unjust enrichment. Harrah’s argued unsuccessfully that California courts didn’t have jurisdiction because the company didn’t have any properties or bank accounts in the state.
17 January 2014 Missing for more than four decades, the original Player Family Trophy for the winner of South Africa’s Dusi Canoe Marathon has been found and reunited with its inaugural winner, Dr Ian Player. The 86-year-old environmentalist and founder of the Dusi Canoe Marathon was delighted on Tuesday to be reacquainted with the trophy, which was presented to the race by his father and his famous golfing brother Gary Player in 1953. The Dusi Canoe Marathon was first contested in 1951 and is one of the largest canoe marathons in the world. It takes place over three days between Pietermaritzburg and Durban.Disappearance The trophy, inscribed as the Player Canoe Endurance Championship, mysteriously disappeared in 1972, after which the race committee purchased a new trophy, which has been awarded every year since then. The original trophy was discovered in a dark corner of a storeroom during a recent move into the refurbished race offices at Natal Canoe Club’s home at Camps Drift. “This is a wonderful occasion,” Player said when he was handed the trophy at his Karkloof home. “There is so much history wrapped up in this trophy, and so many great personalities.”Eyes lit up Player’s eyes lit up when he read the 1954 inscription on the trophy that showed that he and his partner Fred Schmidt shared the title with Ernie Pearce and Bob Templeton. “That was a fantastic race,” he recalled. “Two youngsters [Peter Marriott and John Lange] were actually leading as we came out of the Kloof Gorge, but they had a mishap, and that left our two teams together going into Blue Lagoon. “It had been so close throughout the race that we actually decided that it was appropriate that we finish together and share the trophy. “That, in essence, is what the Dusi is all about,” Player said. “From the first time I thought about this race, in Italy during World War Two, it was more about cameraderie than competition.” A mirror for greater issues Player said the Dusi was a mirror for the greater issues challenging the broader society, and highlighted issues such as deteriorating water quality, environmental damage, urban pollution and the threats to flora and fauna. “I would love nothing more than to see the streets of Pietermaritzburg clean when I come down to the start of the Dusi this year,” he said. “Durban is getting it right, but Pietermaritzburg needs to make a bigger effort to clean up the city.” Player said in its early days he expected candidates keen to work at the Natal Parks Board to complete the Dusi as part of their induction to his environmental programmes.Winners The race committee will have the original trophy cleaned and then inscribed with the names of all the winners since its disappearance in 1972. “We genuinely have no idea where the trophy went,” said race committee head Brett Austen-Smith. “It was won by the Van Riet brothers from the Cape in 1972 and then literally vanished. “Similarly, we don’t really know how it came to find its way back to the old store room that we were repacking. We were actually looking for a larger, more appropriate trophy for the women’s winners when we discovered the original Players Family trophy in the storeroom.” This year, the Dusi Canoe Marathon starts in Pietermaritzburg on Thursday, 13 February and ends in Durban on Saturday, 15 February. SAinfo reporter
Related Posts Follow the Puck GE and Caterpillar have joined forces by investing in Clearpath Robotics, a startup focused on bringing self-driving vehicles to the factory floor.This startup, which has been around since its founding out of the University of Waterloo in Ontario, CA, has been focused on research and development of robots that transport materials, pallets, and other items from one area of a warehouse or factory to another.What would typically require a forklift operator to drive across the factory floor, an often timely activity, can be carried out through autonomous vehicles with a smaller footprint than a forklift and no need for overtime pay or lunch breaks.BMW uses autonomous vehicles in its factories to deliver parts to workers as they need them. This strategy is likely on the minds of GE’s management as they invest in another autonomous vehicle maker. It enables the manufacturing floor to become inherently less chaotic and cluttered. Parts are delivered as-needed by vehicles that are self-guided and able to navigate the floor with ease.Caterpillar following AmazonAmazon, the largest online retailer in the world, utilizes fleets of robots in its fulfillment centers. These robots speed under shelving units filled with product, finding the one unit that has what the purchaser has ordered, and delivers it to a packer that picks the product off the shelf and places it in a box before sending it on its way.In fact, Amazon has an entire subsidiary dedicated to research and development of robots that will assist Amazon in speeding up fulfillment and improving efficiency across its business.Amazon is also developing drones that will, one day, deliver small packages directly to customers’ front doors from the fulfillment center. This is a move that not only could save Amazon on shipping costs, but greatly speed the time to delivery for small, lightweight items.Also in the delivery side, startups such as Dispatch are already coming up with autonomous vehicles that securely deliver packages to recipients on the ground. It’s small, sidewalk-rolling vehicles have multiple locked compartments that can be opened by the recipient – enabling it to make multiple deliveries in a single run before returning to base to recharge and restock.These autonomous vehicles are already finding their way into warehouses around the world. Humans, which haven’t been totally taken out of the logistics and manufacturing business, are finding themselves in a more administrative role with their new robotic coworkers. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Ryan Matthew Pierson What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua… Tags:#BMW#Caterpillar#Clearpath Robotics#featured#GE#Internet of Things#IoT#top
Ever since he came to power in November 2005, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has been at the centre of State politics. He fostered an alliance first with the BJP, then the Rashtriya Janata Dal and again came back to the BJP.Ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha poll, he successfully manoeuvred to seal the deal of equal seat allocation with the BJP. But with the election under way and the poll campaign at its peak, he has failed to make a buzz with the voters. The CM and the Janata Dal (United) chief is touring the State but people are not turning up in numbers to hear him. There are several reasons for it.Shifting loyaltiesAfter dumping the RJD to shake hands again with the BJP in July 2017, Mr. Kumar’s political credibility suffered a major dent. The RJD cried “betrayal”. “What is the guarantee that after getting our vote he will not make another U-turn,” asked a group of voters in Nawada. “This time it’s a battle between the BJP and the RJD, Nitish is nowhere in the picture,” a group of villagers in Begusarai told The Hindu.In April 2016, Mr. Kumar declared Bihar a dry State. He called the move a “revolutionary step” to bring social cohesion and peace in the households of the poor. In fact, as many believed, it was a calculated political move to connect with half of the electorate in just one stroke: the women. But Bihar became the hub of illegal liquor sale and consumption. Bootleggers have a field day today. “Our husbands pay three times more for a liquor bottle delivered at the door,” said Sanyogita Devi of Madanpur village in Aurangabad district.After coming to power, Mr. Kumar has been reiterating that he would not compromise on three Cs: Crime, Corruption and Communalism. But corruption in Bihar today has hit the common people hard. “One cannot even think of getting benefits from any government welfare scheme without greasing the palms of officials,” said Raunak Singh of Vaishali district. “Files do not move without bribes,” said a retired State government employee in Patna.Education, from primary to the higher level, has virtually collapsed in the State. “The quality of education is at its lowest,” claimed Rampravesh Sharma, a retired schoolteacher in Patna.“The spurt in crime is going unnoticed in Bihar,” alleged former CM Jitan Ram Manjhi, earlier with JD(U).