Social Democrats plan to establish a branch at LYIT

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleSix men in protective custody as part of forced labour investigationNext articleMeeke & Nagle fighting at the front in Australia admin Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic By admin – September 11, 2015 Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Ireland’s newest political party, the Social Democrats, are seeking to establish a branch in the Letterkenny Institute of Technology.The Social Democrats were launched 8 weeks ago by 3 Independent TD’s Stephen Donnelly, Catherine Murphy and Roisin Shortall.Additional candidates and detailed policy positions are expected to be revealed over the next number of weeks.Donegal Spokesperson Fionan Lynch says the new grouping is very keen to get a student led branch up in running at LYIT………….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/fionsocialdemocrats.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp WhatsApp Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google+ Social Democrats plan to establish a branch at LYIT Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

New Zealand’s new Seasprite helicopter deploys on an OPV

first_img View post tag: Seasprite September 12, 2016 View post tag: NZDF New Zealand’s new Seasprite helicopter deploys on first mission with an offshore patrol vessel Share this article View post tag: HMNZS Otago Back to overview,Home naval-today New Zealand’s new Seasprite helicopter deploys on first mission with an offshore patrol vessel Authorities One of the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s (RNZAF) newly acquired fleet of Seasprite helicopters is embarking on its first operational mission with an offshore patrol vessel (OPV) to help transport 23 government staff and about seven tonnes of vital equipment and supplies to the remote Kermadec Islands.An SH-2G (I) Seasprite, one of eight that are being introduced into service this year, has joined the Royal New Zealand Navy’s HMNZS Otago on a resupply mission to the Kermadec Islands from 12-23 September.“Although the newer-model Seasprite was deployed on a frigate for a multilateral exercise in June, their deployment on an OPV is a major step forward in increasing the NZDF’s ability to support other government agencies in New Zealand and in the Pacific region. This also marks a major milestone in the modernisation of the Navy’s fleet,” Captain Dave McEwan, the Acting Maritime Component Commander, said.Lieutenant Commander (LTCDR) Andrew Sorensen, the Commanding Officer of Otago, said the ship’s first stop would be at Macauley Island, where the Seasprite will drop off a Department of Conservation (DoC) representative and two dogs trained to detect rats and other pests.Otago will travel next to Raoul Island, to resupply the DoC outpost there. About seven tonnes of goods, including food supplies, general equipment and a light utility vehicle, will be flown to the island in underslung loads.“The NZDF provides logistical support to other government agencies and the resupply operation to the Kermadecs is a good example of that,” LTCDR Sorensen said.National Maritime Coordination Centre manager Kevin Arlidge said the Seasprite’s deployment with an offshore patrol vessel would allow them to reach more inaccessible and remote parts of the Kermadecs and would widen the scope of the NZDF’s work in support of DoC and GNS Science.last_img read more

Video: Sights and Sounds — Food City 500

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Clemson’s Swinney looks ahead to hosting Syracuse, discusses matchup

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse coaches and players spoke about the Death Valley environment at length on Tuesday. Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney didn’t waste much time alluding to that topic, as well as the overall matchup with the Orange, during the Atlantic Coast Conference coaches’ teleconference Wednesday morning.“It’s homecoming here at Clemson, always a special time,” Swinney said. “Syracuse is coming in and this is a team that I think just played their best game and seems to be really getting a lot of confidence.”The No. 21 Tigers (5-2, 4-1 ACC) host Syracuse (3-4, 1-2) at 7 p.m. Saturday in Clemson, South Carolina in another top-flight matchup for the Orange. Clemson caps off a stretch of three ranked opponents in a stretch of five weeks for Syracuse.Swinney complimented SU freshman quarterback AJ Long, who is coming off his first college win and first rushing touchdown in the Orange’s 30-7 victory at Wake Forest on Saturday.“He’s kind of a got a gunslinger mentality. Throws a dart. He really does,” Swinney said. “He’s a good thrower on the run, he’s made some plays for them running out of the pocket. Has kind of a coolness to him and a poise that you don’t really see in a lot of freshmen.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“He’s very competitive and the more I watched him the more impressed I was with him. Seems like the guys have kind of rallied around him a little bit and they’re playing very hard.”On the defensive side, Swinney said he thinks Syracuse is better than it was last season. He added that the Orange’s tendencies are similar, but the personnel is enhanced.He mentioned SU linebacker Cameron Lynch as one of the top pass rushers in the ACC and name-dropped safety Darius Kelly as a “really good player.”Syracuse is aggressive in its blitzing schemes, Swinney said, and can bring pressure from anywhere.“They’re not a passive bunch,” Swinney said. “… This is a team that plays with great effort and again with an aggressive mentality and, from a play-calling standpoint, forces the issue and makes you really be dialed in.“There’s an opportunity to make plays, but you better have everybody communicating on the same page and you have to make those competitive plays when they present themselves.” Comments Published on October 22, 2014 at 2:49 pm Contact Phil: [email protected] | @PhilDAbblast_img read more

Andrew Friedman: Dodgers’ bullpen hasn’t been good enough, but it will get better

first_imgIt is the bright red light blinking on the dashboard. Sure, you can keep driving. But sooner or later, you’re going to have to deal with it.As the Dodgers cruised into San Francisco this week with the best record in the National League, they also lead the National League in runs scored (second in the majors) and have the lowest ERA (3.08) in the league.But flashing red in the midst of all that is the bullpen. Dodgers relievers have a 4.49 ERA, 18th in the majors.Over the past 16 games, it has gotten worse. The Dodgers’ bullpen has a 6.28 ERA in that time with a 1.56 WHIP. Relievers have given up runs in 11 of the 16 games. Take away closer Kenley Jansen’s five scoreless appearances in that time and the ERA of the rest of the bullpen group jumps to 7.17. Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “Our guys have the stuff and we have enough diversified looks to be really good down there,” Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said. “We’re not doing it. We haven’t done it to this point consistently enough. But we do feel like there’s a potential for us to have a really good bullpen with internal guys. If we’re able to do that, great. If not then we’ll try to remedy it from the outside.”One remedy is no longer available.Free-agent reliever Craig Kimbrel agreed to a three-year, $43 million contract with the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday. A source confirmed that the Dodgers were in contact with Kimbrel before he chose the Cubs. But the seven-time All-Star closer with 333 career saves (14th all-time and tops among active pitchers) was not interested in a situation where he would, at best, share the closer’s role with another pitcher.Friedman already broke from his history of bullpen building by committing significant money to a non-closer when the Dodgers signed Joe Kelly to a three-year, $25 million contract this offseason. But Kelly has been part of the problem, not the solution. Through his first 20 appearances as a Dodger, Kelly has a bloated 7.91 ERA and an unsightly 1.81 WHIP thanks to a .325 average against and .933 OPS.“There have been like eight outings where he’s had bad outings,” Friedman said. “In his last eight, he’s been way better. He had one bad one with some fluky hits or whatever. So he’s been way better. It’s still not good enough. But it’s directionally been way better. We’ll see. Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season center_img Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Friedman was given two ends of another spectrum to choose from. At one end, there is the optimistic belief that the bullpen will improve and the current group will be good enough to carry the team through the postseason. At the other, there is the conviction that the bullpen needs to be torn down and rebuilt.Where does his opinion land?“It’s definitely not a rebuild because I feel, no matter what, we have good pieces,” he said. “It’s more about augmenting than tearing down. So between the tearing down and ‘We’re going to be good,’ the benefit is we don’t have to choose that. We’re spending a ton of energy trying to make our existing guys better and while we’re doing that we’ll also be assessing the market which is not major-league exclusive.”ALSOAs expected, the Dodgers activated Austin Barnes from the Injured List on Thursday and sent Will Smith back to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Smith was 6 for 21 (.286) with a double and two home runs in six games with the Dodgers. Barnes (out for 10 days with a groin injury) went 2 for 5 with a pair of singles and caught 12 innings on a two-game rehab assignment with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga. … The Dodgers have signed two of their 2019 draft picks: Fresno City College pitcher Alec Gamboa (ninth round) and Virginia Commonwealth shortstop Zac Ching (10th). While they have agreed to terms with other draft picks, their contracts are not official because the players have not passed their physicals.Staff writer J.P. Hoornstra contributed. “It’s about feeling like we’ve got four to five ’pen arms in October that we trust and can help us. That’s what you need.”It’s hard to see where those arms are going to come from at this point. Right-hander Dylan Floro is the only reliever among the current non-closer group with an ERA under 3.20.“We have certainly had stretches this year where our bullpen has not performed up to our expectations,” Friedman said. “That being said, we still feel like we have a lot of really talented pitchers down there and other guys that are knocking on the door for an audition at some point.“As we sit here today, all of our focus is on how to help each individual guy perform at their highest level. And now that the draft has concluded we’ll have one eye on that and one eye toward potential adds (before the July 31 trade deadline) and the bullpen is certainly an area that is top of the list.”Among the options, Friedman acknowledged, are top pitching prospects Dustin May and Tony Gonsolin. Both are starters with bright futures in that role. May is 2-4 with a 4.18 ERA at Double-A Tulsa. Gonsolin was shut down for more than a month with an injury in his side (a convenient way to put a governor on his workload) and has made only five starts at Triple-A Oklahoma City, going 1-1 with a 1.93 ERA.“It’s certainly possible. Sure,” Friedman said of seeing them in the Dodgers’ bullpen later this season. “There’s just a lot more that is going to play out before now and then. But as we’re assessing candidates we have a number of really exciting upside-type players in our existing bullpen and also in our minor leagues.”Some of those upsides are attached to major-league starters Kenta Maeda and Julio Urias. Both have experience pitching out of the bullpen in the postseason and could be part of the solution in October.With a 10-game lead in the division already, the Dodgers have shown they can absorb their bullpen problems in the regular season – they are 37-3 when leading after seven innings and even with the swollen ERA over the past 16 games they are 13-3 in that time.There will be little sense of urgency to overpay for a reliever on the midseason trade market. But the Dodgers under Friedman have shown an ability to identify the team’s greatest midseason need and address it by getting the best player available at the position – from Rich Hill to Yu Darvish to Manny Machado – though they have had to dig deep into the organization’s prospect inventory to do so.“Lining up on trades is never easy,” Friedman said. “We’ll operate on dual tracks of doing everything we can to get our existing guys better while canvassing the market. The answer will kind of fall out of doing both of those things.”Related Articles How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire last_img read more

PUL Headquarters Burglarized

first_imgThe Press Union of Liberia’s headquarters on Clay Street in Monrovia was allegedly burglarized last Monday night, resulting in losses estimated at US$2,500.PUL Secretary General, D. Kaihenneh Sengbeh in a release circulated yesterday mentioned that two media monitoring phones, an Acer laptop, three stabilizers, two video recorders, an amplifier and 11 other items were taken away.Police investigation has reportedly been launched into the burglary with pictures of the scene taken.  The physical outlook of the area indicates that the perpetrators broke into the building through one of the bathroom windows after removing the iron bar.Sengbeh said, “Staffs of the Union were shocked Tuesday morning when they arrived at work and observed that their offices had been burglarized and equipment were missing.”He described the incident as worrisome and a setback to the work of the PUL. He hoped Police will promptly trace the perpetrators and retrieve the stolen items. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

South African Airways: best in Africa

first_imgThe awards were presented at the 11th Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany on 20 May, with some 40 different airlines from around the world gathering to receive their accolades. Award winners are selected by the airline industry’s most important audience – its customers. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material SAA corporate affairs head Fani Zulu said the awards came shortly before the start of the 2010 Fifa World Cup™, “at a time when SAA has confirmed its readiness for the greatest sporting event on the planet and the largest ever to be held on the African continent. SAA also announced that its cargo division, SAA Cargo, has for the third consecutive year been named the Best African Cargo Airline at the Air Cargo News Awards ceremony held in London on 8 May. Award for cargo division The survey measures over 35 different aspects of passenger satisfaction for each airline’s product and service standards – evaluating the typical travel experience across both airport and onboard environments. Operating since 1999, the survey is held in highest esteem for its clarity of process and rigorously applied rules of complete independence. “We are elated and indeed feel very proud that our customers have, for three consecutive years, voted us the best in Africa,” said SAA Cargo’s Justice Luthuli in a statement earlier this month. “The measures we have put in place to ensure rapid and reliable airfreight movement continue to yield dividends in the form of increased customer satisfaction.” Over the years SAA has received several awards, making the South African national carrier the most awarded airline in Africa. Last year, SAA was ranked as being amongst the world’s top 15 international airlines for both its Business and Economy Class products and service. “Thousands of SAA customers can look forward to travelling onboard Africa’s most awarded airline,” Zulu said in a statement this week. South African Airways has been voted Africa’s best airline for the eighth year running, as well as the best cargo airline and first for staff service excellence in Africa, in the Skytrax World Airline Awards. This is the second award received by SAA Cargo this year in recognition of service excellence. In March, SAA Cargo received a Certificate of Air Cargo Excellence from Air Cargo World in Canada. 28 May 2010 The World Airline Awards are based on results from 17.9-million questionnaires completed by 100 different nationalities of airline passengers between July 2009 and April 2010, involving more than 200 airlines worldwide.last_img read more

Sport is fighting against xenophobia

first_imgMinister of Sport and Recreation, Fikile Mbalula, has lauded the sports bodies taking a stance against the xenophobic attacks and says that sport, yet again, is playing a role in uniting people in our country.Sport is, yet again, playing a role in uniting people in South Africa. The South African Football Association and Premier Soccer League are organising two international friendly matches against neighbouring countries to create unity in the wake of attacks on foreign nationals. (Image: South African Football Association) Minister of Sceince and Technology Naledi PandorThe Minister of Sport and Recreation South Africa, Fikile Mbalula, welcomes the initiatives led by the South African Football Association, the Premier Soccer League and the entire sporting fraternity leadership in the fight against xenophobia.Minister Mbalula urges all peace loving people to stand together against all forms of attacks to innocent people. “Xenophobia is wrong, it’s inhuman and it does not belong to South Africa or anywhere in the World. Just yesterday, we found refuge in other African countries when apartheid was in full force. Governments of other African countries gave us homes, fed us and most important, helped in the liberation of all South Africans. Imagine if when we were in pain they told us to go home; the freedom we have today would have never been achieved.”The stance taken against xenophobia by the leadership, the teams and supporters in sport yet again signals the importance of sport in uniting people. Let us all unite in our diversity as the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa urges us to.For enquiries contact the minister’s media liaison officer, Esethu Hasane, on  012 304 5114 or 071 259 2422.last_img read more

The Biggest Headlines from IBC 2015

first_imgThe International Broadcast Convention in Amsterdam has come to an end. Here are the big headlines from IBC 2015.Tons of new cameras, 8K televisions, portable RAID hard drives, and more. Here are a few of the biggest headlines to come from IBC 2015.Sony Introduces the FS5 and Updates on the FS7 and a7s IIImage via SonySony made some of the biggest announcements at their Missing Link presentation. They opened with updates on the Sony FS7 and a7S II. However, the show stealer was the reveal of the Sony FS5.The FS5 is smaller than the FS7. It fits in the palm of your hand, and does not include the handle extension the Sony FS7 had. For more on the FS5, check out this video from Cinema5d.Read more about the presentation or more about the FS5 on Cinema5dDJI Releases a Drone Optimized Micro 4/3 Camera – Zenmuse X5The Zenmuse X5 is a Micro Four Thirds camera upgrade built specifically for the Inspire 1 aerial platform. It has the ability to record 4K video at 30 fps, as well as capture 16MP still images.Check out more on the DJI Zenmuse X5 over at AbelCine.Teradek Announces Vidiu Pro, Bolt Sidekick Wireless Video Receiver, and MoreVidiu Pro offers the ability for users to stream live anywhere.Broadcast your events on the most popular, natively integrated, streaming platforms like Ustream, Livestream, Twitch and YouTube Live or as manual RTMP address to services like Wowza Streaming Server. VidiU Pro is compatible with virtually every streaming platform, so you can choose where you go live, whenever you like, wherever you like.Image via TeradekThe Bolt Sidekick is an easy-to-use compact wireless video receiver for directors or AC monitors.Bolt Sidekick is a lightweight, short range companion receiver to all Teradek Bolt Pro transmission systems. At only 9oz, Bolt Sidekick is the ideal solution for 1st AC’s and Director’s handheld monitors since it will work with any existing Bolt Pro up to 300 feet from the transmitter without affecting its performance. Available in HDMI or 3G-SDI flavors, the Sidekick receiver is the perfect companion for existing systems.Read more about the Vidiu Pro and Teradek’s other announcements.NHK Showcases 8K TelevisionImage via GizmagJapan’s public broadcasting company, Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK), demonstrated a Super Hi-Vision (SHV) television that broadcasts 8K footage. NHK aims to begin broadcasting 8K content via satellite in 2020, the year Tokyo hosts the Olympics.More on the NHK 8K television from IBC.House of Cards Creator Talks About the Future of Web BroadcastingDuring a keynote presentation, House of Cards writer Michael Dobbs commented that many industry experts believe “the future isn’t feature films, but the Golden Age of television.”The idea of the traditional broadcaster is gone. The BBC is already moving to the web,” he said, noting that he’s amazed at the new services he gets from the British broadcaster. “One of the criticisms of the BBC is that they having thrown themselves into [new platforms such as] the iPlayer. But the BBC needs to find new sources of revenue — they should take advantage of [these platforms], not just creatively but economically.Read more of the interview at The Hollywood Reporter.Sony Portable RAID Hard DrivesImage via Studio DailyOn top of all the camera news, Sony also announced a series of Professional RAID portable hard disk arrays. The 4TB and 6TB units will have USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt 2. The RAID uses the Sony Memory Media Utility to show the disc status, capacity, free space, and formatting options.Read more about the Sony RAID at Studio DailyGot any IBC news that we missed? Share the goods in the comments below!last_img read more

PH bet Tio, Swedish star Kappel top kiteboard Boracay leg

first_imgBORACAY—Swedish ace Atte Kappel and Philippines’ top kiteboarder Christian Tio reigned anew in the Twin Tip races during the ICTSI Philippine Kiteboarding Tour’s most challenging leg yet here.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59PH bet Tio, Swedish star Kappel top Boracay leg00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Competitions in the first two days of PKA’s third stop this year were cancelled due to the lack of wind, but when action resumed on the last day, some events had to be cut short because of gusty winds and heavy rain.Kappel, though, still managed to dominate and repeat as the masters champion of the Twin Tip racing. PKA president Jay Ortiz came in second followed by Carlo Leongson.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe 16-year-old Tio, meanwhile, bested an elite pool and topped the men’s Twin Tip, which is aimed at gearing him up for the Youth Olympic qualifying tournament in Thailand next march.Atte Kappel and Christian Tio leading the pack. Photo from PKA-Philippine Kiteboarding Association Facebook account.Mariska Wildenberg clinched the women’s crown while Remel Rentillo, also part of the national youth kiteboarding team pool which will compete in Thailand, won the youth category. Read Next Gilas training under wraps 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIEScenter_img Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Bong Fernando and Anastasia Sashchenko ruled the hang-time events.The freestyle competition, Tio’s pet event, was cancelled due to unfavorable conditions. The price money was shared among the top finishers.Boracay is a staple venue for the annual kiteboarding tour because of the usually strong and consistent winds in the island.ADVERTISEMENT AFP official booed out of forum MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddinglast_img read more