Have you seen Terry? Family pet missing in the Rosses

first_imgAn appeal has been launched to find a much-loved dog who is missing in the Mullaghduff area of northwest Donegal.Terry (pictured above) went missing on the morning of Sunday 17th March.He is a long-time family pet whose owners are anxious to see him come home safely. A reward of €100 is being offered if Terry is brought home safely. If you have any information please call 0830618825.Missing Dog: Terry Have you seen Terry? Family pet missing in the Rosses was last modified: March 20th, 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

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Breaking news: Road sealed as Gardaí probe ‘serious incident’

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: GARDAÍ sealed off a road in the centre of Letterkenny and are investigating a ‘serious incident’.Oliver Plunkett Road, which connects Main Street to Pearse Road, was closed off to traffic for a time following the incident, which happened at around 5pm, but the road has since been re-opened.The incident happened in an apartment block just off Oliver Plunkett Road. The adjoining carpark to the apartment block remains sealed off as officers continue to investigate. A man is believed to have sustained serious injuries.Emergency services rushed to the scene.More on this story as we get it.  Breaking news: Road sealed as Gardaí probe ‘serious incident’ was last modified: December 14th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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

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South Africa mulls legalising rhino horn trade

first_img12 November 2014South Africa is seeing success in combating rhino poaching in recent months and, to ensure the trend continues, the country is considering legalising trade in rhino horns to stop the killing of the animals.Rose Masela, head of national wildlife information management at the South African Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), said her department has covered some ground in slowing the rate of rhino poaching.“If we hadn’t made the interventions that we did we’d probably be seeing the rhino population going toward extinction maybe in the next few years,’ Masela told journalists from the Foreign Correspondents’ Association of Southern Africa yesterday at Bloomberg’s Johannesburg office.Adding, Masela said legalizing the trade in rhino horn is one solution government is mulling. She said this will drive down the price of rhino horns, hitting the poachers in the pocket in the process. “There’s very little we can do about the belief in the use of rhino horn that exists in other countries. Legalization would be a more medium-term solution,’ she said.To date, the number of rhinos killed for their horns had increased to 979, from 37 in January 2014, with more than 200 people arrested countrywide, according to the DEA.According to the DEA, the Kruger National Park continues to bear the brunt of rhino poaching in South Africa, having lost 489 rhinos this year. A total of 103 rhinos have been poached in Limpopo, 65 in KwaZulu-Natal, 47 in North West and 43 in Limpopo.Masala said government has deployed the military to assist park rangers fight poachers, many of whom cross the border from Mozambique into the Kruger National Park. The South African National Parks (SANParks) said it has started moving rhinos from parts of Kruger near the border with Mozambique to safer areas within the park. There are also plans to auction some to private owners who can prove they have the means to protect them.Masela said it is now time to “think out of the box’ and come with innovative measures to combat poaching. Already, the DEA has set up a panel to come up with proposals on legalising rhino horn trade. Work on the proposals is expected to be complete by March next year, the Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa said in October.The next step could be proposing to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, an international agreement between governments, that rhino horn trade be legalized, said Masela.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Brand South Africa joins Business Engage to host the Centenary Business Summit in Honour of Nelson Mandela

first_imgJohannesburg, Monday 16 July 2018 – Brand South Africa collaborated with Business Engage, and other business stakeholders to host an interactive dialogue in commemoration of Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday, under the theme ‘The Centenary Business Summit – South Africa Open for Business.’ The business summit saw a delegation of U.S business leaders, and some of South Africa’s prominent leaders in the business community share thought leadership around globalisation, corporate social responsibility, diversity, technology, doing business in Southern Africa and much more.  The Centenary Business Summit “South Africa Open For Business”, was developed jointly by India Gary-Martin and Colleen Larsen, CEO of Business Engage and President of the 30% club in conjunction with Sneha Shah, Managing Director for Africa at Thomson Reuters, the summit’s anchor sponsor. Colleen Larsen, CEO of Business Engage, President of the 30% Club said: “The purpose of the delegation was to engage in thoughtful conversation with business leaders about the vision, business operating environment and challenges in attracting direct foreign investment to Southern Africa. The cohort constituted of senior executives with global responsibilities at some of the world’s largest and most well respected firms. They are widely recognised as business leaders, subject matter experts and trailblazers across their respective sectors.”Co-organiser of the Centenary Business Summit, and Founder of Leadership For Life (LFL), India Gary-Martin, who is a 25 year veteran of financial services and a proponent of the globalisation of African brands, explained that the platform has provided an opportunity for U.S based C-Suite executives to unpack the opportunities presented by South Africa.  Gary-Martin said: “Our influence as business leaders is extremely important. We want to explore the opportunities that exist within purpose driven leadership. This is about leader to leader exchange, and interrogating best practice.” Key note speaker, Colin Coleman, who is the Managing Director  and Head of Africa at Goldman Sachs shared insights on how South Africa and the world can live up to the values and principles of the late statesman Nelson Mandela – through concerted efforts that aim to positively impact society. “Let us not forget where we come from as a nation. In the 25 years since 1994, significant developments have been made for our society which have been enabled by our Constitution and democratic society. We see an increase in the creation of the black middle class, the country’s social welfare system provides support in the form of an to over 17 million South Africans – a system which also benefits corporates.  “We aren’t without our challenges as a society. We have high levels of unemployment with the vast majority of those impacted being the youth. The structural design of the apartheid system still persists to this day which sees the mass of rural and peri-urban citizens being marginalized.  “However, we are in a ‘new dawn’ – guided by the Ramaphosa administration and it is our responsibility collectively with government, business and civil society to unwind the racial divides in the economy and to maintain and further strengthen social cohesion in South Africa and in the rest of the continent,” said Coleman.last_img read more

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VIDEO: Homan Inc. has it all at Farm Science Review

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Dale Everman with Homan Inc. talked to Joel Penhorwood for a video.In this video, Dale Everman of Homan Inc. talks with Ohio Ag Net about the company’s equipment on display at the 2017 Farm Science Review. Special focus this year is being paid to the Titan Toolbar, a piece of manure spreading machinery ideal for the needs of modern livestock operations.A thorough walkaround and explanation of the ins and outs of the piece is available in this piece.last_img read more

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Yelp Would Like to Have Its Cake & Eat it, Too (Plus the Cake Tastes Terrible!)

first_imgThis reminds me of newspaper sites complaining about the millions of readers aggregators like the Huffington Post send them, based on short excerpts of their articles. Except Yelp isn’t hurting like newspapers are. Yelp is doing really well, in large part because of Google’s free search traffic.Yelp may have reason to be concerned about Google Places (with Hotpot!) – especially given the advertising blitz Google has behind it. But it’s legitimate competition Yelp has to fear, not a little light aggregation. That’s my take on it. Maybe there are fine-grained details I’m not taking into account. Maybe this is about cross-industry monopolistic practices, I don’t know. Google’s take it or leave it perspective doesn’t seem unreasonable to me in this case, though.Google Places is a good, fast way to start looking for reviews of nearby restaurants but it doesn’t offer the depth of the sites it aggregates. In the end, millions of us will keep going to Yelp for the in-depth reviews of restaurants written from the perspective of the unique Yelp culture: typically young, urban socialites who feel entitled to pass judgement on small businesses. Maybe the corporate attitude just comes along with that culture. Poor, poor Yelp. What other website would you more expect to want to have its cake and eat it to? Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman was the subject of a big write-up in the UK’s Telegraph today where he complained that Google had given his restaurant review site an ultimatum: either allow Google to continue including excerpted reviews from Yelp on the new Google Places pages, or remove Yelp all together from the Google index.“But that is not an option for us…we get a large volume of our traffic via Google search,” said Stoppelman, apparently ungrateful for what he must consider a Natural Right, to have his information organized ala Google at no cost. “We just don’t get any value out of our reviews appearing on Google Places and haven’t been given an option other than to remove ourselves from search…” I’m not buying it and here’s why.Stoppelman went on to explain to the Telegraph that his company is doing just fine, of course. “We are getting to the size where very few companies can afford to buy us,” he said. “Our annual revenues are getting to the point where can be a public company….from our perspective that would be a hell of a lot more fun than selling Yelp.”Well boo-hoo for you then, over this whole Google Places thing. Just how bad is it? Google Places is hardly a Google map covered in Yelp reviews – in fact, the site only excerpts the first 3 lines of two Yelp reviews! Along with 4 other sources of reviews (CitySearch, etc.) and Google’s own user reviews. Yelp is on the top of the list, too. Google Places could probably do just fine without it. marshall kirkpatrick Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Location#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

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5 Tips to Organize and Customize Premiere Pro

first_img2. Customize Your Source and Program MonitorsI’m quite comfortable with keyboard shortcuts, so I rarely use any of the default buttons located in the Source and Program Panels. If you’re like me, you can use the Button Editor at the bottom of the Source and Program Panels to customize what buttons you would like to see. Whittle it down to just a few select buttons, or just remove all of them for a minimalist look. 1. Custom BinsCreating and using custom bins will help keep your project neat and organized. This is beneficial when passing on your project to other editors, or returning to an old project. You won’t have to waste time searching for specific content. I usually create custom bins for Video, Audio, Graphics, and Sequences. Depending on the scope of the project, I’ll create a number of subfolders as well. 5. Use Project as a TemplateAfter you’ve created your bins, and customized your Source and Program monitors, your timeline, and your workspace, it’s useful to save your project and let it serve as a template. Open up your template project later, save out a copy, and you’re ready to go with custom bins and all of your preferences setup. You can even add branding assets and regularly used files into the template Premiere project to make your life easier.Looking for more Premiere Pro knowledge? You’re in luck.  What are your favorite Premiere Pro customizations? Share the in the comments below. 3. Save Track Height PresetWhile it may not seem so, you probably spend a lot of time resizing tracks in your timeline. All of that time can add up. I find it quite frustrating to constantly adjust my video and audio tracks each time I create a new sequence. Save some time by creating a Track Height preset in the Timeline Display Settings menu.center_img 4. Save Custom WorkspaceWhile Adobe Premiere Pro comes with a handful of useful workspace presets, it’s nice to customize your interface to your own personal preference. Whether you’re working on a documentary feature, editing a multi-cam event, or adding metadata to a library of footage, putting panels where you want them to be is a luxury. These five tips will help you organize and customize Adobe Premiere Pro to your own personal preference.Speed and efficiency make all the difference in your daily video editing workflow. Use these tips, tricks, and techniques to customize your Premiere Pro experience for maximum organization.last_img read more

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Gagan shows his shooting prowess in men’s 10m air rifle event

first_imgThe mother of all shooting duels at the Karni Singh Shooting Range here didn’t really materialise on expected lines as Gagan Narang stormed his way to a gold medal in the men’s 10m air rifle singles event, leaving Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra in his wake on Wednesday.Anisa Sayyed and Rahi Sarnobat repeated the gold-silver feat of their much more illustrious counterparts in the women’s 25m sports pistol event, while Omkar Singh brought India its third gold medal of the day in the men’s 50m free pistol event.In between, favourites Ronjan Sodhi and Asher Noria slipped up and had to settle for silver behind England in the first shotgun event – the men’s double trap pairs. Narang shot 600/600 in the qualification round, which would have equalled his own world record, and then went on to score 103.6 points in the final to surpass his world record score of 703.5 established at the World Cup Finals in Bangkok in 2008.However, the new score is not expected to count as an official world record since, according to International Shooting Sports Federation rules, they can only be shot in Olympic Games, ISSF World Cups and World Championships, continental championships and continental games. The ISSF technical delegate at the competition said he would clarify the position with the top brass of the world body. But for Narang, it did not make an iota of difference, since the joy of beating his celebrated teammate and rival was overwhelming. As soon as he fired a 10.2 on his last shot, Bindra – who shot 103 in the final – came over to shake his hand, after which Narang lifted his rifle into the air and then kissed it. Narang played down the rivalry, saying their relationship was symbiotic. “When I was trying to get into shooting, I kept hearing a lot about Abhinav, who was already there.advertisementThere is a lot we can learn from each other. As for today, it feels special to shoot a 600 because it is a score you can’t shoot every day,” said the 27-year-old Hyderabadi. Bindra, meanwhile, feels Narang can replace him as an Olympic champion. “He is outstanding, one of the best in the world. I am sure he’ll win more international tournaments, the World Championship and an Olympic gold medal,” the 28-year-old said. On the other hand, Anisa broke the Final Games Record of 781.5 by shooting 786.8 to comfortably outclass the rest of the field.The 29-year-old led the field in the qualification round with 583 points, before coming up with a remarkable 203.8 in the final for the gold. Rahi, who specialises in the duelling round that makes up the final, was four points adrift of Malaysia’s Pei Chin Bibiana Ng heading into the decider, but shot a mind-boggling 205 to clinch silver. In the final event of the day, Omkar, who was trailing Singapore’s Bin Gai by just one point going into the final, shot six 10-plus scores en route to a score of 653.6 to emerge four points clear. Hon Swee Lim, also of Singapore, took bronze.With such a rich haul, it would be difficult to find disappointment in the Indian ranks, but that’s what affected the double trap shooters. Eighteen-yearold Noria shot a steady 93 in his first senior competition with the national team, but world record-holder Sodhi, who shot down his first 71 birds across two rounds, suffered a meltdown thereafter to end up with a total of 95. English pair Stevan Walton (96) and Steven Scott (93) capitalized on it, setting a new CWG record of 189. Malaysia’s Bejamin Cheng Jie Khor and Seng Chye Khor got the bronze medal. The event was also marked by an interruption where the flash from a photographer’s camera distracted a Singapore shooter. Sodhi, who was next up, was stopped from shooting by the referee in order to rebuke the photographer, and that seemed to distract him. He, however, refused to blame the incident. “If you see my score, I haven’t shot that bad. But I should have done much better with the start I had. I lost my concentration, but I won’t make the excuse of that incident,” Sodhi said-last_img read more

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