first_imgWell-known Glenswilly woman Peggy Kelly hit her 100th birthday today surrounded by family and friends. Peggy received a very special visitor when the Mayor of Letterkenny, Cllr Pascal BLake dropped by to make a presentation to Peggy.And Peggy passed on some some wise words of a long life…!Many thanks to Brian McDaid of the Cristeph Gallery for the video.Simply click to play.  DDTV – PEGGY RECEIVES A VERY SPECIAL VISITOR ON HER 100TH BIRTHDAY was last modified: November 24th, 2013 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:100TH BIRTHDAYBrian McDaidCRISTEPH GALLERYGELSWILLYPEGGY KELLYlast_img read more

Migrant license bill is vetoed

first_img “This bill is premature and could undermine national security efforts to identify individuals who pose enormous risk to the safety of Californians,” Schwarzenegger said in a written statement explaining his veto. “I have repeatedly stated that the ability to verify documents used to establish an identity must include a way to determine whether an individual is who he or she purports to be and must include a criminal background check.” During the recall campaign and in the early part of his term, Schwarzenegger successfully sought a repeal of a law granting licenses to illegal immigrants. However, he said he would support such a measure if it had more provisions to ensure the security of the document, such as conducting a background check on undocumented immigrants who applied for a California license. He also wanted to establish a separate license with a different physical appearance for illegal immigrants. Cedillo tried to incorporate the governor’s requirements into the latest version of a bill he has been working on for years. He and other supporters argued that the bill was necessary to ensure that an estimated 2 million illegal immigrants driving in California are tested, licensed and insured, for the safety of other drivers. Cedillo pitched his bill as the state’s proposed method of implementing the federal Real ID Act, a new law that establishes a national system of driver’s licenses. The act does not allow the national license to be granted to undocumented immigrants, but does allow states to establish a separate license document for that purpose. Conservative groups were happy with the governor’s action, but worried that the issue was unresolved. “I have no doubt that Gil Cedillo will be back next year to try again,” said Mike Spence, president of the California Republican Assembly, a conservative political group. “The argument is they’re already breaking several other laws so we should go ahead and reward them by allowing them to do this one thing legally? That argument flies in the face of enforcing our immigration laws and encourages illegal aliens to come here.” — Harrison Sheppard can be reached at (916) 446-6723, or by e-mail at [email protected] 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 MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “He’s being extremely political,” said Nativo Lopez, president of the Mexican American Political Association. “He’s dissipated all of his political capital after the recall election. His popularity is significantly down among Latinos. “This requires him to shore up his political base — that’s the base that is most vociferously opposed to driver’s licenses.” Cedillo said one legal option could be looking at whether the state will be in violation of the Real ID Act, a new federal law that establishes a national system of driver licenses. Cedillo had argued that his bill was written to implement the federal law in California. But Schwarzenegger said the state needs to wait for the federal government to write regulations based on the new law before implementing it here. He said the state could wind up spending millions of dollars to implement the bill only to see it conflict with federal regulations. The governor also said the bill lacked sufficient security measures to ensure undocumented immigrants who apply for licenses are who they say they are. SACRAMENTO — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a bill Friday that would have granted driver licenses to illegal immigrants in California –a move that had been expected but still disappointed Latino activists who have been working on the issue for years. Supporters of the bill said they will likely reintroduce it in the next legislative session and are exploring whether they have any legal options. “We will not be discouraged nor deterred,” said Sen. Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, author of the bill. Supporters said they believe Schwarzenegger vetoed the bill, at least in part, to please his conservative base as he faces plunging popularity among voters and heads into tough special-election and re-election battles.last_img read more

Dublin homeless charities amazed by delivery from Donegal

first_imgDublin-based homeless charities received a much-welcomed delivery this week thanks to kind-hearted Donegal donators.Almost 600 backpacks were sent to Dublin this week following a ‘School Bags for the Homeless’ appeal which inspired hundreds of people around Donegal to pack worthwhile gifts for strangers in need.The idea began with Annagry woman Linda Ní Ghallchóir, who wanted to make a difference for people living on the streets. Linda started a school bag appeal – where people could fill bags with essential items to help people who are living rough or in emergency accommodation.The project, which was shared widely online, spurred people to make an effort to do #OneActOfKindness and team up for large-scale charity collections.The result was 581 schoolbags plus many other vital items being packed and sent to Dublin as the cold winter nights set in. €300 was also raised for the delivery costs.“Donegal be proud we will always be ready to give a helping hand to those who need it!,” said the collection team on Facebook. Two vans were driven to the capital this week to bring the donations to the volunteers at ‘Homeless Mobile Run’, who work directly with the homeless via soup kitchens in Dublin. Bags were distributed to the Inner City Helping Homeless and Feed Our Homeless charities.“We can’t believe their generosity,” said a spokesperson for Inner City Helping Homeless.Inner City Helping Homeless with the Donegal to Dublin Schoolbags for the Homeless. photo: Inner City Helping HomelessInner City Helping Homeless with the Donegal to Dublin Schoolbags for the Homeless. photo: Inner City Helping Homeless  Dublin homeless charities amazed by delivery from Donegal was last modified: November 22nd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

Giants mailbag: Does Bryce Harper fit the team’s needs?

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO–The Giants have a front office to reshape and a vision for the future to form, but the franchise also has a roster in need of an overhaul.The search for a new general manager is in full swing, and on Wednesday, we answered your questions about the mechanics of the process, Brian Sabean’s involvement and how much authority a new Giants executive will have.It’s now time to consider some of the big-picture questions looming over the franchise, including whether it’s time for a …last_img

Barloworld unveils R2.4bn BEE deal

first_img12 June 2008Diversified industrial group Barloworld has unveiled a R2.4-billion black economic empowerment transaction that will see 10% of the company’s shares being transferred to a strategic partner, employees and community groups.The company said in a Securities Exchange News Service (SENS) statement this week that the initiative would see an effective black ownership of nearly 29% of the company’s South African operations, excluding mandated investments and offshore assets.As well as employees of the company’s South African operations, black non-executive directors also stand to benefit from the deal.In an Engineering News article this week, Barloworld CEO Clive Thomson indicated that empowerment and transformation were a key focus area for the group, and it would maintain its commitment to lead in those areas.The company said that strategic black partners would hold 5.88% of issued share capital, the employee component – including black non-executive directors – would hold 2.39%, community service groups would hold 0.95% and an educational trust would hold 0.78% of the company’s issued share capital.“The participants in the black ownership initiative will benefit from Barloworld’s growth locally and internationally as their shareholding is at the listed company level,” the company statement read.Engineering News further reports that the deal would include a R1.5-billion term loan funding structure, where Barloworld provides strategic black partners and community service groups with ability to raise funding at a competitive credit margin.“A R40.4-million equity contribution from strategic black partners (3% of investment); a R4.5-million equity contribution from community service groups (R1.5-million each); R504-million through a notional vendor facilitation structure – black managers trust and education trust; and a R245-million cash contribution through general staff trust and black non-executive directors trust,” the article says.The company statement added that both the empowerment deal and the loan funding structure would have to be approved by the company’s shareholders, with the empowerment transaction becoming effective as of 25 August.SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Time for replant? What to look for when scouting corn emergence

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest AgriGold Agronomist John Brien talks tips on what to look for when scouting fields for emergence this spring, and what to consider when mulling the idea of replant.last_img

Cattlemen’s Gala, Celebration and Fundraiser, raises $27,000 for youth scholarships

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation (OCF) held the first-ever Cattlemen’s Gala Celebration and Fundraiser Saturday, Aug. 26 in the Marysville and Delaware, Ohio areas. The Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation and Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) coordinated the inaugural events.The day-long celebration supported the Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation youth scholarship fund benefiting the next generation of beef industry leaders. The day began with a sporting clays shoot, at Black Wing Shooting Center, featuring individual and team competitions to support the cause, followed by an OCA summer business meeting.Later that evening, attendees gathered in their boots and hats for dinner, drinks, and dancing in the barn at Leeds Farm in Ostrander, Ohio. Live music from the John D. Hale Band, a nationally known Red Dirt music group from Missouri wrapped up the evening.Silent and live auctions were also held to support youth scholarships. Thanks to several generous donors, buyers and sponsors, in total the event raised $27,000.Mark your calendars for the 2018 Cattlemen’s Gala Celebration and Fundraiser that will take place Aug. 25.“Ohio’s beef families raise high quality young people that excel in all they do. The many individuals and companies that supported the inaugural Cattlemen’s Gala will enable our foundation to support additional youth and provide them with the financial assistance to help them in meeting their educational and career goals,” said Frank Phelps, OCF President, Belle Center, Ohio.For more information on the events, contact the Foundation at 614-873-6736. The complete list of available scholarships can be found at www.ohiocattle.org/youth/scholarships. The application deadline for the OCF scholarships is Oct. 31.last_img read more

Why IBM Should Dump Its Low-End Server Business On Lenovo

first_imgRelated Posts antone gonsalves IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowcenter_img Tags:#dell#Facebook#Google#hardware#Hewlett-Packard#IBM#Lenovo#power#servers#x86 IBM has no stomach for low-margin businesses, which is why Big Blue may be ready to dump its commodity server business — i.e., servers that run on Intel-compatible “x86” processors. If the reported talks with Lenovo lead to a sale, the move would mark IBM’s final break with the low-end computer business.A Win-WinThe deal would be a win-win for both companies. Lenovo, which bought IBM’s PC business in 2005 for $1.75 billion, would immediately become the third largest maker  of x86 servers, behind market leader Hewlett-Packard and runner-up Dell. Thanks to its market clout in its homeland, the Chinese company has risen to become the second largest PC maker worldwide, according to the latest numbers from IDC. Adding x86 servers to its portfolio makes perfect sense for Lenovo, which has shown in PCs that it can do well in a low-margin, commodity market. For IBM, the opposite is true. The company’s strength in hardware is in selling expensive — and profitable — mainframes.IBM’s mainframe business is the reason the company leads the global server market, at least in revenue terms. To give you some sense of how expensive these systems are, IBM’s “System z” mainframe represented more than 12% of all server revenue worldwide in the fourth quarter. Because of a refresh in the product line, along with the introduction of new products, such as the zEnterprise, revenue from IBM’s mainframe business rose almost 56% year over year in the quarter, according to IDC.“Although revenue results for System z are traditionally heavier in the fourth quarter, this accelerated acquisition shows the breadth and depth of the IBM mainframe installed base,” Jean Bozman, analyst for IDC said in a statement.Lenovo would be a good buyer for IBM, because it doesn’t compete in any of the markets IBM cares about, namely software and IT services. That wouldn’t be the case if HP or Oracle were the buyer.Disruption In Server MarketIBM may also have decided it wants no part of the disruption heading for the server market like a freight train. The increasing number of companies adopting cloud computing will mean fewer server sales, Larry Dignan points out at ZDNet. In addition, Internet companies with large server farms, such as Facebook and Google, buy customized white-box servers, which can’t be good in the long term for traditional sellers, like HP, Dell and IBM.While no one outside of IBM or Lenovo know how much the business would fetch, someone familiar with the talks told Bloomberg that the price would range from $2.5 billion to $4.5 billion, depending on the assets and liabilities included.Lenovo Is Fired Up And Ready To GoNot everyone agrees that IBM would be doing itself a favor by selling its x86 business. Gartner analyst Sergis Mushell says that without x86, IBM only non-mainframe servers would be its lineup of machines that run its Power processors — and that demand for those products is shrinking.In other words, IBM would miss out on the opportunities to build systems based on x86 “while [its Power] architecture’s ecosystem is shrinking,” Mushell said. “Do you see how it would not make a lot of sense?”Lenovo, meanwhile, is hungry to move beyond the PC market. The company announced last year a partnership with EMC in which Lenovo planned to introduce x86 servers that would include EMC storage systems. As part of the deal, Lenovo agreed to sell EMC networked storage products in China.Given the jumpstart it would get from owning IBM’s x86 business, Lenovo may be willing to make an offer that’s hard for IBM to refuse.Image courtesy of Shutterstock Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

Broad claims four as England win by 6 runs

first_imgEngland halted the winning spree of South Africa beating them by 6 runs in a scintillating World Cup Group B match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chepauk, Chennai, on Sunday. ScoreStuart Broad claimed four wickets as Proteas struggled against strong bowling attack by England. The end result was that they were all out for 165 in 47.4 overs.Graeme Swann and James Anderson shared four wickets between them as England dried up the runs with their miserly spells restricting South Africa from getting an easy victory. In the first innings, English side failed to put a big score on the board and were all out for 171 in 45.4 overs.England got early blows by the South African bowling attack as their batting lineup was destroyed by left arm spinner Robin Peterson who claimed opener Andrew Strauss, without letting him opening his account, and Kevin Pietersen along with Ian Bell.Bell who was caught and bowled by spinner Peterson was walking towards pavilion with contributing just 5 runs off 7 balls. South African tactic of opening with left-arm spinner Peterson has worked wonders for the team as he claimed England’s captain. Strauss who could not middle the ball too well gave an easy low catch to Ab de Villiers.Another successful spinner, Imran Tahir, who claimed tail-enders like Michael Yardy, Graeme Swann, Stuart Broad also caught and bowled set batsman Jonathan Trott, who scored 52 off 92 balls, on the fifth ball of his over immediately after Dale Steyn dropped Trott’s catch in the same over.  South African all rounder Morne Morkel got crucial wicket of England’s highest scorer of this match, Ravi Bhopara( 60 off 98 balls) along with Matt Prior who after scoring just 10 runs off 19 balls fell prey to  Morkel’s sharp delivery which got the outside edge and went straight into the wicketkeeper’s hand. Meanwhile, Dale Steyn claimed Tim Bresnan.advertisementSouth Africa, has won previous two World Cup matches against Netherlands by a massive 231-run margin in which Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers scored centuries and against West Indies they win by seven wickets. Meanwhile, England appears to be carrying bad luck since it last played against ‘minnows’ Ireland in which Kevin O’Brien scored the fastest century of the World Cup as his team caused the biggest upset of the tournament beating England by three wickets.Earlier, England chose to bat first against South Africa after winning the toss at Chennai’s Chidambaram Stadium.Although England has so far looked stronger chasing a total rather than defending one, captain Andrew Strauss decided to put his faith in his bowlers being able to hold down an unchanged South Africa batting lineup later in the day.While South Africa picked the same team that beat the Netherlands, Strauss will lead a team showing one change from the lineup beaten by Ireland, with middle-order batsman Ravi Bopara replacing allrounder Paul Collingwood.Collingwood had been struggling with knee problems but the switch was not forced. Although his unbeaten 30 from 23 balls helped England over the line against the Netherlands and hinted at a return to form, Collingwood has just one half century in his last 22 innings.Bopara played against the Netherlands but was dropped for the subsequent tied match against India.South Africa’s unchanged lineup means Robin Pieterson was again preferred to offspinner Johan Botha, while Morne van Wyk will keep wicket because of AB de Villiers’ back problems.De Villiers, who has scored centuries in each of South Africa’s matches so far, still plays and will bat at No. 4.last_img read more

FIFA warns Nepal football association to get house in order

first_imgNepal’s troubled football association could have a “normalisation committee” imposed on it, unless it reinstates suspended executives and calls an immediate congress, FIFA has warned in a letter seen by Reuters.In the letter, sent to ANFA General Secretary Dhirendra Pradhan on May 9, FIFA’s acting Secretary General Markus Kattner said ANFA had failed to act according to its own statutes.Ganesh Thapa, former president of ANFA, was banned in November 2015 for 10 years and fined 20,000 Swiss francs ($20,542.32) for a series of acts of misconduct.Former footballer Thapa had acknowledged receiving money from former Asian Football Confederation President Mohammad bin Hammam, who has been banned from football for life after allegations he paid bribes.Thapa said the money had been lent by bin Hammam for business purposes.As well as two decades leading Nepal’s football association, Thapa had also served as a vice-president of the Asian Football Confederation, the continent’s 47-nation soccer bloc.Since his departure, however, critics have said little has changed with officials, including acting president Narendra Shrestha, seen as close to Thapa.Members of ANFA’s executive committee, including two former vice presidents who had been critical of Thapa and had taken the issue to FIFA last year, have been dismissed for allegedly missing meetings.Immediate changes”FIFA and AFC would kindly ask you to abide by the following: first to reinstate the four dismissed ANFA members by May 23, 2016 the latest, and second, to convene an ordinary congress of ANFA as soon as possible thereafter,” Kattner said in the letter.advertisement”It now appears their dismissal was not done properly,” FIFA said, adding ANFA had also failed to convene its congress for more than two-and-a-half years instead of annually.”This is a contravention to the ANFA statutes,” it said.FIFA said the members’ dismissal was also undermining the proper functioning of the association and questioned whether the meetings they had allegedly missed had been properly convened.”Should these steps not be followed FIFA and AFC would have no choice but to submit the issue to the appropriate FIFA bodies, which would possibly include the establishment of a normalisation committee.”Such a committee would be created in order to get ANFA back in line with its own, and FIFA’s, statutes.The congress must also elect a successor to Thapa while also allow delegates to raise “any issues that are within their rights,” FIFA said.Nepal, under Thapa, was long part of an Asia-wide bedrock of support for disgraced former FIFA president Sepp Blatter, who has since been banned from football.In a brief statement, ANFA CEO Indra Man Tuladhar said Shrestha, currently in Mexico for a FIFA Congress, would discuss the matter with FIFA officials on the sidelines of the congress to find the best possible solution.He said after Shrestha’s arrival from Mexico, “the ANFA would find a solution to the matter in a legal way.”FIFA had launched an investigation into the affair last year under Blatter, but it elected a new president in February, with Gianni Infantino pledging to clean up the organisation after the biggest corruption scandal to have hit it.Dozens of FIFA members, sports administrators and businessmen have been indicted in the past 12 months in relation to FIFA’s bribery scandals.last_img read more