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Great laughs for the Great Northern Hotel Fr. Ted Comedy Weekend

first_imgAll roads will lead to the Great Northern Hotel in Bundoran this weekend for a fantastic few days of laughter.From 17th & 18th February 2017, guests will be entertained by six side-splitting comedians during a Fr. Ted Comedy Weekend. Check out the stellar line-up here:Friday 17thJohn Colleary (Pictorial Weekly, Savage Eye, Bridget and Eamonn)Damien Clarke (Republic Of Telly, I Dare Ya)Ryan Cullen (Republic of Telly)Lisa Casey Saturday 18thJoe Rooney (Father Damo) – Father TedPatrick McDonnell (Eoin McLove) – Father TedMichael Redmond (Father Stone) – Father TedTickets are in high demand, so get yours now. Weekend tickets €20 or Friday night tickets €10 or Saturday night tickets €15 on sale now from hotel receptionCall +353 (0) 71 98 41204Email: reservations@greatnorthernhotel.comGreat laughs for the Great Northern Hotel Fr. Ted Comedy Weekend was last modified: February 14th, 2017 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) Tags:bundoranCOMEDYeventsGreat Northern Hotellast_img read more

DONEGAL MATHS BOFFIN MAKES IT ADD UP WITH NEW WEBSITE

first_imgA Donegal man had launched a innovative new website which aims to take the heavy book-load and workload out of maths!www.TheMathsTutor.ie, had its official Full Launch at the MathsFest 2012 education show in Cork on Saturday last. The man behind the project is Carndonagh native Eamonn Toland.The system was launched by Charlie McConalague TD, the Fianna Fail Spokesperson on Education and Skills.Appropriately for an online learning system, Deputy McConalogue carried out the inauguration online via Skype, to a large audience at the MathsFest 2012 education show.McConalague said  “I am delighted to join you over the internet to launch TheMathsTutor.ie. It’s very appropriate to do so online, to inaugurate such an innovative, effective and affordable approach to supporting Irish maths students. Maths skills are a cornerstone of the knowledge economy, and vital for the creation of high quality jobs. “TheMathsTutor.ie complements the important work of Irish maths teachers in imparting these skills. I wish TheMathsTutor.ie every success in helping Irish maths students to excel.”The website focusing on Project Maths was launched in trial mode in time for 2012 exams, and has received excellent feedback from students, parents and teachers.Given the high uptake and success of this trial, the system has been expanded with new features and content to cover the latest Project Maths syllabus changes.Eamonn said that TheMathsTutor.ie is unique as it is the only e-learning website focusing specifically on Project Maths.It offers a full online learning environment, with Video Lessons, Interactive Exercises as well as additional Online Supports.Mr Toland said “Our website fulfils the demand among students for a high quality, affordable online support for Project Maths. For less than the cost of two grinds, students can benefit from unlimited online support for the full duration of the school year. We are delighted to complement the vital work of teachers in implementing Project Maths.” He concluded “We’ve had a fantastic response to the trial version of the system up to the 2012 exams, and already this year we are seeing a huge uptake by students. We have just launched our free 12 page booklet on exam technique, and we have plans for live weekly online seminars as well. We look forward to supporting even more Irish maths students this year.”DONEGAL MATHS BOFFIN MAKES IT ADD UP WITH NEW WEBSITE was last modified: October 29th, 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:CarndonaghEamonn Tolandthemathstutor.ielast_img read more

BUNCRANA COMMUNITY SAY THEY HAVE BEEN STABBED IN BACK BY COCKHILL BRIDGE DECISION

first_imgA recent protest by locals at Cockhill Bridge in Buncrana.The decision to erect temporary traffic lights at Cockhill Bridge in Buncrana is a stab in the back for the local community who have been campaigning for a pedestrian footbridge, they claim.Local representatives met with the council on Monday morning to push for a footbridge as the most reliable, economic and permanent solution to the safety issues at Cockhill.During the hour long meeting with the council and Inishowen councillors, Cockhill Bridge Action Group representatives went to great lengths to oppose the use of traffic lights. They claim they would lead to more safety issues on the bridge and create major traffic mayhem and could prove to be more expensive in the long run.In response, the group says councillors “expressed their outrage at our media and poster campaigns and close examination of the money trail in relation to development levies on new homes in the area.”At one point in the discussion, when presented with a copy of the planning Schedule, it was claimed that the €40,000 in question never existed.“How do you think we felt on Tuesday morning when we read in the media that €89,000 was reported to have been raised. “Serious questions remain to be answered in relation to the various moneys raised and the councillors are unable or unwilling to show how the money was spent.“If part of the money never existed, it begs the question in relation to the operation of development levies and planning approval,” said a spokesman for the CBAG.It claims that opting for temporary traffic lights is more about the councillors saving face and preventing any possible litigation as a result of a traffic accident rather than a genuine desire to solve the road safety issue.“Councillor Nicholas Crossan asked that we should all obhair le ceile (work together) on this project. How could this be so when he had not got the curtsey to convey the decision of the council to us, as he promised he would and remains uncontactble by our members.“The most notable reaction from the councillors came when we questioned their handling of public money. Have the public not got the right to know. ? “We in Cockhill Bridge Action Group vow to continue our campaign for a pedestrian footbridge for Cockhill.”BUNCRANA COMMUNITY SAY THEY HAVE BEEN STABBED IN BACK BY COCKHILL BRIDGE DECISION was last modified: November 6th, 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:buncranaCockhill Bridgedonegalprotesttraffic lightslast_img read more

SA at Davos: 20 years after Mandela

first_img19 January 2012 South Africa is gearing up to send another high-powered delegation to the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland – 20 years after Nelson Mandela, still fighting to pave the way for the country’s first democratic elections, attended the exclusive gathering. The by-invitation-only annual meeting in the Alpine ski town of Davos brings together a unique mix of leading businesspeople, politicians, civil society representatives, experts and intellectuals in various fields to debate the most pressing global challenges of the day.Mandela and the making of Davos The discussions in Davos weren’t always so wide-ranging – or so well-attended – starting off in the early 1970s as business-focused gatherings of European executives. According to TIME Magazine, conflict resolution became part of the Davos agenda after the formal branding of the World Economic Forum in 1987 – and the annual meeting was significantly boosted by scoring two notable early coups: “it hosted a summit in 1988 that headed off war between Turkey and Greece,” writes TIME, “and in 1992 the first sit-down between South African President FW de Klerk and Nelson Mandela.” This was two years after Mandela’s release from prison. Mandela and De Klerk were both in Europe at the time to accept the Unesco Houphouet-Boigny Peace Prize, which was awarded to them in Paris on 3 February 1992. The following year, the two men would accept another joint award: the Nobel Peace Prize. And the year after that, South Africa would hold its first democratic elections.A country grown in stature Today, two decades after Mandela’s first Davos appearance, the annual gathering has grown enormously in international stature – and so has South Africa. Jacob Zuma now presides over a country that is punching well above its weight in international affairs, while economically it is increasingly recognised as the springboard into the world’s last great investment frontier. It was this combination of factors that led to the country’s joining the BRICS – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – grouping of powerful emerging economies in April 2011. And just as South Africa put great emphasis on the 2010 Fifa World Cup belonging to the Africa as a whole, so the country made it clear that it was bringing the continent with it when it joined BRICS.South Africa’s role on the continent President Zuma has made Africa a central focus of South Africa’s foreign policy. The country is pushing hard for the establishment of a free trade area covering 27 countries in east and southern Africa – to create a market with close to 600-million people and a combined gross domestic product of US$1-trillion. Last week, South Africa assumed the rotating presidency of the United Nations Security Council for the month of January, and Zuma led an initiative that saw the Council unanimously adopt a resolution to enhance ties between the UN and regional organisations, particularly the African Union. And this week, South African Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma announced her candidacy for the chair of the African Union Commission, a move which the Zuma administration sees as crucial to strengthening the continental institution in order to promote African conflict resolution and regional integration. When Davos 2012 kicks off on 25 January, the South African delegation in attendance will be smaller than the one that arrived in Switzerland in a blaze of colour during the country’s Fifa World Cup year in 2010. But not less influential. And, as in 1992 when Nelson Mandela and FW de Klerk took their places on the podium, people will be listening when the South Africans join the conversation. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Samsung’s Epic Game Of Follow The Leader

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#Android#Apple#Samsung#Tizen Samsung is turning the smartphone market in to one giant game of Simon Says. Samsung says stand on one foot. Samsung says make bigger phones. Samsung says to make smartphones available to all carriers. Sue the South Korean smartphone manufacturer in every patent court on the planet… Oh, we didn’t say Samsung Says. Above all, Samsung Says: follow the leader. And like it or not, the rest of the smartphone manufacturing industry is going to have to play Samsung’s game. It’s Samsung’s Game Now“Barring an unlikely collapse in Samsung’s business, even Apple will be chasing Samsung’s technology, software, and device leadership in 2013 through the foreseeable future,” said ABI Research senior analyst Michael Morgan in a release.ABI Research predicts that Apple’s iPhone will top out at 22% of smartphone market share in 2013. Samsung will likely improve on its 30% market share as well as continue to diversify its portfolio.Samsung rose to prominence on its well-chronicledshotgun approach to smartphone manufacturing. On the strength of Android (which makes up 90% of the company’s mobile portfolio according to ABI), Samsung has inundated the globe with handsets of all shape, sizes and prices. Samsung knows how to hit the top of the market with its Galaxy S and Note lines but also have an extremely effective long tail with its lower-end Galaxy devices and oft-forgotten products using Bada operating system. Android’s perch atop the global smartphone pyramid is secure… for now. Yet, as history shows us, no technology is ever immune from falling out of dominance and there is a long line of competitors lining up to steal some of Android’s thunder. Research In Motion may find a moderate degree of success with its BlackBerry 10 smartphones that will be announced at the end of this month. Microsoft and Nokia still hope to make a dent with Windows Phone. At this point, those two operating systems are relative known quantities and performance can be predicted with a fair degree of accuracy in the short term. The misnomer, however, are the operating systems that will find their way to market later this year or in 2014. Call it the Shadow Army. Who knows what it will do or if it will succeed. The actors within that army could be Tizen, Firefox OS, Canonical (Ubuntu) and, if you want to stretch your imagination, possibly Facebook. The Linux-based Tizen is the most likely to rise from the crop and make a discernible dent in the smartphone wars but there is nothing stopping Samsung from championing any one of these fledgling operating systems if they show signs of traction. That would include Windows Phone as well, as Samsung builds devices for Microsoft’s operating system. That is a luxury companies like Apple or Research In Motion do not enjoy. If Nokia ever decides it needs to expand from its Windows Phone-only approach, it could take up manufacturing of some of these other operating systems, but at this point, that seems unlikely as Nokia is currently all in on its Windows Phone bet. Hence, Samsung’s shotgun approach takes on an added degree of depth and future-proofs its market standing for the rest of the decade. Samsung will likely be happy if Android continues to be its main squeeze but, in the case of a fall from grace, it has any number of players ready to step in off the bench.Samsung says: check mate.  Related Posts center_img dan rowinski Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

FCPX Video Tutorial: Exporting Still Frames

first_imgImage Courtesy of Larry JordanAlthough Apple and Adobe don’t have a ‘loving’ relationship with each other, it’s great to know that you can export Photoshop formats out of FCPX. Along with PSD’s you can also export many common image file types including TIFF, PNG, JPEG, IFF, and DPX.This video was first shared by the awesome guys out at MacBreak Studio. You can check out all 200+ FCP tutorials on the Pixel Corps YouTube channel. Thanks for sharing guys!Know of any better ways to export still frames? Share in the comments below. In this video tutorial by MacBreak Studio, Steve and Mark show us how to export still frames in FCPX.One of the most used features in any non-linear editing platform is the ability to export a still frame. But instead of simply hitting command+shift+4 and drawing a box around your viewer, FCPX has a few built in options to help make the whole process a lot easier. In the following video by MacBreak Studio, Steve and Mark show us how to export still frames in FCPX. The video covers:Restoring DestinationAdding Still Image DestinationsRenaming ImagesSaving different files typesLarlast_img read more

Pandal collapses during PM’s rally in Midnapore, 22 injured

first_imgAt least 22 people were injured when a part of the pandal collapsed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally at Midnapore town in Paschim Medinipur district on MondayThe incident took place during the Prime Minister’s nearly hour-long speech. Local party workers said that some people, who climbed atop the steel frame of the pandal, were injured as it collapsed.Heavy rain had apparently weakened the structure. There are no reports of any casualties as yet.Later, Mr. Modi visited the injured in the Midnapore Medical College and Hospital.last_img read more

Normal life remains affected in Kashmir, main markets shut, public transport off roads

first_imgNormal life remained affected in Kashmir for the 80th consecutive day on Wednesday with main markets shut and public transport off the roads, officials said. Some shops opened for a few hours early in the morning in some areas, including in the commercial hub of Lal Chowk in the city here, but downed their shutters around 11 am, they said. The officials said main markets and other business establishments were however shut. Private transport was plying and the number of vehicles was higher than Sunday, leading to traffic jams at various spots in the city, they said. Auto-rickshaws and a few inter-district cabs were also seen plying in some areas of the Valley, they added. However, the other modes of public transport were off the roads. There was huge rush of private vehicles in some areas of the city, including commercial hub of Lal Chowk and Jehangir Chowk, causing massive traffic jams in some areas, prompting authorities to press in more police personnel to regulate the movement of the vehicles, the officials said. Internet services — across all platforms — continued to be snapped in the Valley, they said.Schools and colleges were open, but students stayed away as parents continued to keep their wards at home due to apprehensions about their safety, the officials said.Also Read J&K lockdown: why govt has still not produced orders concerned, asks SC   While landline and postpaid mobile phone services have been restored across the Valley, all internet services continue to remain suspended since August 5 when the Centre announced its decision to abrogate Article 370 of the Constitution and divide the state into two union territories. Most of the top level and second rung separatist politicians have been taken into preventive custody while mainstream leaders, including two former chief ministers — Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, have been either detained or placed under house arrest. Another former chief minister and sitting Lok Sabha MP from Srinagar Farooq Abdullah has been arrested under the controversial Public Safety Act, a law enacted by his father and National Conference founder Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah in 1978 when he was the chief minister.last_img read more

FIFA World Cup 2018 : Peru Spoil Australia’s Plans As They Secure First Win…

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementPeru opened their account this world cup by beating Australia 2-0 thereby ending the slim chances Australia had of qualifying for the next round. This marked the first win for Peru at the world cup after 36 years.A superb volley from André Carrillo in the 18th minute that sent the ball to the bottom corner opened the scoring for Peru.Pablo Guerrero who was suspended due to testing positive for cocaine got his ban lifted in time to captain Peru for the World Cup. He scored the second one for Peru putting to an end the optimistic chance Australia had of qualifying.Australia then sent in their veteran player Tim Cahill and youngster Arzani to make a difference. But they could not give much of an impact as Australia had to surrender to a defeat.Peru hung on to claim their victory and the scenes after the final whistle showed how much this win meant to them.Thus Group C sees France top the table and Denmark finish second and thereby going through to the round of 16. Peru get the consolation win and finish 3rd while Australia had to settle for the last place earning just one point in three games.Here are the highlights of the match:Also Read:Football : Inter Milan Complete The Signing Of Radja Nainggolan On A 4 Year Deallast_img read more