Cowan to make Dail statement on drink driving disqualification

first_imgAgriculture Minister Barry Cowen is expected to make a Dáil statement on his drink-driving disqualification.The Minister will request Dáil time to make a statement on the matter.However, the mechanism does not allow opposition TDs to put questions to the Minister on the issue.Minister Cowen was put off the road for three months in 2016 for drink driving while on a learner’s permit – something he didn’t tell party leader Micheál Martin about. WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Cowan to make Dail statement on drink driving disqualification By News Highland – July 6, 2020 Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Previous articleCalifornian benefactor gives huge boost to Termon GAANext articleEvening News, Sport, and Obituaries on Monday July 6th News Highland Google+ WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Homepage BannerNews Facebook Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more

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Hurricane Matthew Pounding The Florida, Southeast Coast

first_imgHurricane Matthew is wreaking havoc along the Florida coastline and working its way north along the Georgia & South Carolina coastline. Hurricane warnings remain in effect for most of the Florida coast into South Carolina.Matthew will mainly remain just offshore allowing the outer eyewall with the strongest wind and heaviest rain batter the coast. Matthew is getting pulled northwestward, then northward, as it rides around a ridge of high pressure. Matthew will then get pulled northeast  as a cold front moves towards the East Coast. This will cause the entire Southeast Coast to experience hurricane force conditions as it curves along the coastline. Matthew will slowly weaken over the next few days but will remain a hurricane along the entire span of the Southeast Coast. Flooding rainfall, damaging winds and damaging storm surge is expected along the entire coast. As a result, loss of power is expected. Residents in the warned area that did not evacuate were asked to stock at least 3 days of food and water.Courtesy: Tropicaltidbits.comRainfall amounts will range between 6-12 inches with local amounts up to 15 inches. Tides will also run 7-11 feet above normal during high tides.Computer models still show that Matthew loop around and move back down toward Florida. However, Matthew will have gone trough significant weakening due to strong wind shear and is forecast to be the minimal tropical storm by next week.last_img read more

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Neil LaBute’s The Money Shot Extends Off-Broadway

first_img The Money Shot Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 19, 2014 Related Shows The Money Shot tells the story of Karen and Steve, two glamorous movie stars with one thing in common: desperation. The night before filming a big scene for the latest film by a hot shot European director, the two meet with their respective partners to make an important decision: how far will they let themselves go to keep from slipping further down the Hollywood food chain? In addition to Reaser and Weller, the cast features Gia Crovatin and Callie Thorne. Neil LaBute’s The Money Shot has extended its run off-Broadway through October 19; the show had been set to shutter on October 12. Directed by Terry Kinney, Elizabeth Reaser and Frederick Weller star in the MCC production at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. Opening night is set for September 22. View Commentslast_img read more

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AP source: Harrison has 1-year agreement with Tigers

first_imgIn this June 11, 2018, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates’ Josh Harrison bats against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a baseball game in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York, File) The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the deal was still subject to a successful physical.The 31-year-old Harrison spent his first eight major league seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He’s played second base, third base, shortstop and in the outfield.Harrison did not have a great 2018 at the plate, hitting .250 with eight home runs and 37 RBIs. He missed time early in the season with a hand injury and ended up playing just 97 games.The Tigers could end up replicating Pittsburgh’s up-the-middle-combination of Harrison and shortstop Jordy Mercer, who signed with Detroit earlier in the offseason .Harrison hit a career-high 16 home runs in 2017, and he batted .315 in 2014, but he’s never played more than 143 games in a season. If he plays well for Detroit, the rebuilding Tigers may be able to trade him for a prospect or two.___AP Baseball Writer Ronald Blum contributed to this report.___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports DETROIT (AP) — Free agent Josh Harrison has agreed to a one-year deal with the Detroit Tigers, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.last_img read more

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Waterhouse veteran McCallum retires

first_imgExperienced campaigner Richard ‘Spoon’ McCallum has retired as goalkeeper of Red Stripe Premier League club Waterhouse FC. He is now acting general secretary at the Drewsland-based club. “I have retired because of personal reasons, to pursue a bachelors degree in production and operation,” said McCallum, who stood between the sticks at Waterhouse for 12 years, during an interview with The Gleaner yesterday. “The club was notified two months ago, and it is effective as at December 31, 2015,” he added. McCallum was approached to take up a position as general secretary, at the club because Felix Porter has vacated the post due to health reasons. “The club (Waterhouse) approached me to be acting general secretary, and I duly accepted the post,” McCallum informed. He said the players in the senior team at the club expressed regrets with him leaving at this time. “I spoke to the players, and some have expressed regrets and want me to delay the decision, but I have to think about life after football. I can’t continue to focus on goalkeeping and school at the same time,” McCallum said. McCallum also represented Invaders FC for one year and Seba (now Montego Bay United) for three years, before journeying from St James to St Andrew. He made his international debut for Jamaica in 2006, and also represented the country at the Under-17, Under-20 and Under-23 levels.last_img read more

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Boss Pulis admits concern after Stoke’s victory over Fulham

first_imgStoke boss Tony Pulis felt his side ‘absolutely murdered’ Fulham – but admitted they had to weather late pressure to seal the points.The Potters enjoyed the lion’s share of chances during a forgettable clash at the Britannia Stadium, but had to settle for Charlie Adam’s decisive first half strike.And Pulis was concerned their inability to finish off Fulham could have come back to haunt them, as the Whites pressed late on.He said: “I thought we absolutely murdered them – we could have had five or six.“I thought we were the better team right up until about the 82nd minute. Then, having dominated the game we got a little bit nervous.“They had a lot of possession but it was mainly in front of us.”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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Steve Kerr explains why DeMarcus Cousins’ rehab is ‘tricky’

first_imgOAKLAND — If only the Warriors had to evaluate DeMarcus Cousins solely on the strength of his left quadricep muscle. Instead, the Warriors have listed DeMarcus Cousins as questionable when the Warriors play the Toronto Raptors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday for other reasons, too.“DeMarcus is making good progress. But the timing of this whole thing is tricky because he misses two months,” Warriors coach … Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.last_img

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UK firm enters SA coal industry

first_img11 August 2008UK-based London Mining has entered the local coal mining sector with a US$120-million (about R920-million) acquisition of a 50.5% stake in DMC Energy from local diversified exploration and mining company Delta Mining Consolidated (DMC).“This acquisition will form the basis of London Mining’s new coal division, which we hope to grow rapidly in the future,” London Mining MD Christopher Brown said in a statement last week.“We are particularly excited about entering into the coal business due to the strong demand from steel making and power generation that has resulted in major price increases this year, in a similar manner to iron ore.”Following an internal reorganisation by DMC, Johannesburg-based DMC Energy will own 70% of Ashante Mineral Resource, which is based in Mpumalanga province, and 69.65% of DMC Coal, which operates in Limpopo province.Access to infrastructureAccording to the statement, Ashante Mineral Resource owns the Rietkuil coal project, which has an inferred in-situ resource of up to 288-million tonnes of coal, is situated just 13km from Eskom’s Kendal power station and 43km from the recently refurbished Grootvlei power station, and has access to rail, road and electricity infrastructure on site.DMC Coal owns the Limpopo project, which has a potential of 426-million tonnes of metallurgical and thermal coal, and the Pixley Ka Seme coal and torbanite project.That project includes a deposit in excess of 234-million tonnes of metallurgical coal, steam coal and anthracite, as well as 73-million tonnes of torbanite, a high-yielding oil shale with an estimated yield of one barrel of synthetic crude per tonne of shale.“DMC Energy has also secured an irrevocable 40-metric-ton-per-annum port allocation through the future Porto du Bella Vista port in Mozambique, and is in the process of acquiring additional coal exploration assets in Botswana, Zimbabwe and Swaziland [from DMC],” the statement read.“Rietkuil is being fast tracked into production and the other projects have substantial export potential through the new port in Mozambique,” Brown said. “This acquisition will add substantial value to London Mining.”SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Turkey blind was a lemon

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest If you happened to read my previous column on the topic, you know that I built an impromptu turkey hunting blind out of materials that were left behind after arsonists torched the old barn from which I had hidden and hunted gobblers for years. All that remained were the rusted, twisted roof panels atop a mound of ash, and I used the salvaged metal pieces to form a circular “hide” past which I hoped gobblers would continue to strut, as they had for years when the barn was standing.Much as I’d like to say it was a brilliant idea and worked like a charm, I can’t. In fact, it was a downright bad idea on several fronts — the first of which came when I attempted to enter the steel blind early on opening day. The fact that I was nearly so (blind) in the pre-dawn darkness factored into the misstep that sounded like someone kicking a 50 gallon oil drum when my boot didn’t quite clear the top of the panel I was stepping over.As if that thunderous announcement weren’t enough, thanks the previous night’s rains, I got to settle down into a quagmire of wet ash and fresh mud — the latter thanks to dirt kicked up by the resident groundhog that had also set up shop in the ruins. With a soaked butt and nothing more than a pair of cement blocks stacked one atop the other as a backrest, I was cold and uncomfortable and eventually soaked when the rains picked up mid-morning and drenched me from above.Because my hiding spot was surrounded by open land, I didn’t have an option to sneak out unseen under cover and find a new spot, or get closer to any distant gobblers I might have heard, so I was stuck in my miserable mud-pit. Any move by me had the potential to blow my cover for good. So, I toughed it out until the noon quitting time and slinked back to the cabin with a kink in my back, a soggy rear end and lesson hard earned.last_img read more

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5 Enterprise Startups to Watch in 2011 # 4: SnapLogic

first_imgRelated Posts klint finley Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now SnapLogic is a cloud integration platform. It offers an app store (called the SnapStore) of connectors (called snaps) for integrating services like Box, Netsuite, and Salesforce.com. Unlike Jive or Salesforce.com, which offer services in addition to an app store, SnapLogic is focused on being a platform for connecting other services. Customers can also build their own snaps through a visual programming interface. SnapLogic rigorously vets submissions to its app store, and applications are sandboxed. SnapLogic Server has support for both Active Directory and LDAP, enabling enterprises to integrate services with their existing access controls. Tags:#enterprise#saas Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… SnapLogic was co-founded by CEO Gaurav Dhillon, best known as the founder of Informatica. Earlier this month, the company closed an additional $10 million in funding and Ben Horowitz of Andreessen Horowitz joined the board. Horowitz explained why Andreessen Horowitz decided to invest in SnapLogic on his blog:Ordinarily, we would automatically disqualify an entrepreneur with such a massive financial success from funding, so when he came into pitch us on his new company SnapLogic I was skeptical. At this point, you are probably thinking: “Ben, you are an idiot. Why are you against hiring successful people?” It is a long story, but in summary, one general rule of mine is don’t hire or fund rich people. The reason? Building a technology company is hard. It’s really frackin’ hard. Many of the tasks that you do when building one are no fun. When things go wrong as they always do, it’s no fun at all. Rich people tend to like to work on things that they enjoy, because if they don’t enjoy it, well, they are already rich. When the going gets tough, the rich get going . . . to their vacation homes and their yachts.As a result, much of the time that I spent evaluating Gaurav’s new company, SnapLogic, was dedicated to analyzing Gaurav’s personal motives. I wanted to know if there was some new force that could be stronger than the strong force of rich-people’s laziness. John Reed, the former CEO of Citigroup once said to me: “Ben, the only reason to start a company is because you have an irrational desire to do so, because it’s not worth the money.” I had to find out if Gaurav was irrational enough to fund. After much investigation, I found Gaurav to be completely irrational–in a good way. Although, Informatica is considered a great success, it isn’t a great success for Gaurav, because he deeply believes that both the idea and his ability to execute it exceed the outcome that he achieved. So much so that our diligence found him working round the clock, running a hyper-intense environment and looking very much like a 20 year old entrepreneur on a mission from God. When my partner Marc asked me whether we should be backing an entrepreneur who is already rich, I replied: “it depends on whether we should believe my beautiful theory or my lying eyes.” He said, “let’s go with your lying eyes.”We’ve covered Jive and Salesforce.com’s transformation into platform companies, emphasizing the Sovos Group‘s Sameer Patel’s analysis of the paradigm shift involved:Here’s what I sense: Those very CIOs that choose to buy all apps from one vendor (Oracle, SAP, etc.) do so for many reasons, but one of them is architectural convenience. They realized then that every application procured from said vendor is not going to be best in class. But when it comes to some applications, ‘living with good enough’ was a welcome tradeoff to integration headaches of a best of breed approach.What Salesforce.com seems to be doing now is setting the foundation for a standardized cloud based operating systems and development environment, yet offering the convenience of picking from a plethora of application choices for each conceivable system-of-record category via force.com to fits each customers business needs. That might just be the ticket some CIOs need to get unsatisfied business users off their back: Standardize the platform element to prevent a hodge podge architecture but shift the risk functional selection out of IT and back to business owners who can now make the decision on which application to select.SnapLogic’s approach doesn’t require that a company pay for specific services in order to gain access to a platform. SnapLogic is a bit more like an operating system for cloud services. On the other hand, it seems less well suited to the sort of casual app experimentation provided by platforms like Google Apps Marketplace and the forthcoming Jive Apps Market. That could change as more snaps are developed and submitted. IT + Project Management: A Love Affairlast_img read more

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