Residents of Letterkenny estate to hold public protest in Lifford over water outages

first_imgA public protest against ongoing water issues will be held on behalf of residents of Gort Na Gréine, Letterkenny in Lifford on Monday. A spokesperson for the group said that residents of the private estate had suffered severe problems with water access for well over ten years.Local community activist, Finn O Donnell said it was time water outages in the area were resolved once and for all. He said: “It’s disgusting plain and simple. We have families going without a basic human right for over a decade and still there is nothing being done.“The residents are fed up with it and rightly so. I urge everyone who can make it, to come out to Lifford and attend this protest.”The protest will take place on April 15 outside the Donegal County Council Office in Lifford when the final meeting of councillors before the next election is due to take place on May 24.A statment released by the Gort Na Greine Residents Association on Saturday said that the residents had been ‘let down’ by the council for over a decade.”We as residents have been having issues with water in our estate for 10 years,” the statement read. “Time after time we have been let down by the council.“This is a privately built estate with a mixture of privately owned homes, some council-owned houses.“All we want is our basic human right to water. We won’t stop now until we receive this.“We will start with a protest at Monday’s meeting in Lifford and if there is no positive outcome, then we will escalate this to further protests.”Residents of Letterkenny estate to hold public protest in Lifford over water outages was last modified: April 13th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:gort na greineletterkennylast_img read more

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Magyar to serve on United Soybean Board

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the appointment of 16 members to serve on the United Soybean Board, including Jeff Magyar from Orwell, Ohio.“I truly appreciate the time and expertise these individuals have agreed to give guiding the United Soybean Board,” Perdue said. “Their work is especially important as we work to improve international opportunities for American farmers and ranchers. Together we will help them thrive by increasing domestic and international demand for the nearly 90 million acres of soybeans produced by U.S. farmers.”The board is authorized by the Soybean Promotion, Research and Information Act and is composed of 73 members representing 29 states and Eastern and Western regions. Members must be soybean producers nominated by a qualified state soybean board.More information about the board and a list of board members is available on AMS’ Soybean Research and Promotion Program webpage and the board’s website, unitedsoybean.org.last_img read more

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Geocaching Evolution – The Themed Multi-Cache

first_imgFBZ A.P.E. 51; Stone of the Lost ValleyNear a FBZ cacheThe geocaching spectrum runs from the ease of drive-up light pole caches all the way into the dark world of mind-bending themed Multi-Caches.  The geocaches like the “Forbidden Zone Geocaches” (FBZ) around San Diego, California push geocachers to their mental and physical extremes.It took two years for Jim Epler (SGTF) to create the complex and conspiracy-laden series of seven geocaches.Jim says FBZ draws inspiration from the Project A.P.E. caches.Seven caches are hidden in and around San Diego.  The story line for the FBZ geocaches has players assume the role of an agent investigating a link between extraterrestrials and primates, and possibly uncovering plans for an alien invasion.FBZ Clue/Prop (No animals were harmed in the making of this cache)Clues and passwords at each cache advance players through the game.  The players must register through the Forbidden Zone Geocache website. The registration is only to keep score.  All the geocaches are available through Geocaching.com.  The first six geocaches do not have to be found in any particular order to uncover coordinates for the final cache.When asked why he created such an involved geocache, Jim jokingly says, “because I didn’t know any better!”But he says creating the Multi-Cache was two years well spent: “For me, the fun was in the creative process, not necessarily the end result. I looked at it as an enjoyable hobby which comprises a number of things I like to do including web site development, photography and graphics design, research, prop building, science fiction, storytelling, urban exploration, and hiking.”The caches were hidden in 2008. More than a dozen geocachers have attempted the series and many completed all seven caches.FBZ Clue Jim hopes that people finish the cache without absorbing too much of the conspiracy.  He says, “I hope visitors are able to appreciate the ‘tongue and cheek’ humor which was my foundation for the entire project. I wrote the ‘top secret’ documents from the perspective of a paranoid conspiracy theorist, and all the stuff used to support this ridiculous storyline is just one long outrageous spoof.”What do you think, would you ever attempt a themed Multi-Cache? Have you encountered other caches like this?Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedThe magical world of Harry Potter cachingNovember 20, 2018In “Community”A photo is worth 1000 finds? – The Mountain of Moonlit Rocks (GC1CB) – Geocache of the WeekJune 18, 2015In “Geocache of the Week””Stadt im Wald” GC17K3A GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – June 6, 2011June 6, 2011In “Community”last_img read more

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How to Hate the iPad: A Break Down of the Backlash

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#news#web mike melanson A friend recently admitted a favorite past time of his – watching plane crashes on YouTube. Planes crashing, helicopters twirling out of control, boats sinking – all are fair game. For a lot of people, this has been the story of the iPad over the past few days. While some of us take the higher ground, others revel in off-color jokes and nitpicking the different ways the iPad will be Apple’s biggest mistake ever. TweetFeel, a sentiment analysis tool that uses tweets as its data set, offers us a snapshot of this darker side of the iPad.According to an email from Andres Burgos, the project lead for TweetFeel, the company collected almost a half a million tweets since Steve Jobs took the stage on Wednesday, “cleaned the hell out of them and scored about 40,000” and found an overall positive sentiment hovering at around 60%. But this isn’t the fun part. Nobody wants to watch people gush, so let’s take a look at how that other 40% breaks down. Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Some good news for Apple might be that a solid 38% of the negative has only to do with making fun of the name “iPad”, something even potential customers might find themselves doing because it’s just too easy. After that, however, the biggest section of tweets complained that the iPad is merely a larger version of the iTouch or iPod. This could be a bit more serious, as it shows that people don’t see the iPad as fulfilling a need. From here, we have the final 35%, with the lack of a camera and flash running neck in neck. The inability to multitask and potential network problems round up the Twitterverse’s displeasure with the device. We think it’s this last 35% that really has some substance, as we’ve seen a number of articles focusing on these very points. However, when it comes to that positive side, that 60% majority, Burgos said the sentiment becomes quite simple and the news for Apple is certainly good.“The positive tweets are mostly folks saying things like ‘It’s awesome’ [and] ‘I want one’,” he wrote. “When looking at Apple products, the positive responses are usually very ‘Koolaid-esque’ meaning they don’t really say why they like it but just that they do..and they want.” 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Twitter Sells #BCS Chatter to the Onion

first_imgRelated Posts marshall kirkpatrick Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… The college football championship bowl game between Auburn and Oregon will be played Monday in Arizona and though the serious media coverage is sure to be intense – the trending topic on Twitter has been sponsored by the comedians at The Onion. Specifically by The Onion’s new sports video show Onion SportsDome, which will launch the next day as a prime time show on Comedy Central.“Yes, Onion Sports Network and #SportsDome now own #BCS. Take that, Tostitos” is the text of the sponsored tweet that will sit on top of Twitter conversation about the game tomorrow. The Frito-Lay Tostitos brand corn chips are the official sponsor of the Bowl Championship Series. If it’s a social media world, the college football establishment may have just gotten upstaged.In a profile of SportsDome, NPR’s Mike Pesca says the TV show will be “is not for the easily, moderately, or even rarely offended.” Baratunde Thurston, Director of Digital at The Onion, called the sponsored trend campaign “#Badass” on Twitter tonight. Can the Onion do sports? For the show to launch with a promotion like this on Twitter bodes well. It also bodes well for the sense of humor in the Twitter advertising department.When Twitter launched its sponsored trends advertising product in June, we called it a brave new type of advertising. Not every potential advertiser will feel comfortable calling attention to free-form Tweets that could say anything about them. Apparently if you don’t buy a trend about your organization or event, though, The Onion might buy it themselves.Disclosure: This post’s author is an Oregon grad, but will be cheering for The Onion durring the big game. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Tags:#humor#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Bridging Online and Offline Marketing With StickerYou

first_img4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… In an age where digital advertising is becoming increasingly important, Toronto-based startup StickerYou aims to bridge on- and offline marketing with a new service that lets anyone turn their website into a “sticker selling machine.” StickerYou lets you upload your own artwork in order to make custom stickers. You can select the images, size, and the die-cut you want for your stickers. For fans of stickers, that’s an exciting enough proposition right there.The company has just released a beta version of its Sticker Maker, which allows you to market your stickers on its website or on your own site via a widget. As with the other sticker-making services the company provides, StickerYou handles all the printing and distribution. Users can also use this to generate revenue from their artwork or logos, earning royalties on the sales of stickers they help initiate. The startup has already landed a number of major licensing deals, including one with Sony Pictures for stickers coinciding with the recent release of the Green Hornet film. But according to Joseph Puopolo, StickerYou’s VP of Marketing, the service isn’t geared to just large businesses but to anyone with a brand, logo, artwork or website. “We wanted to make it easier for sites that have unique content to have their own Sticker Maker by using our automated integration process. This will enable any brand or site’s profile to sign up for free and quickly allow their fans to express themselves uniquely via stickers.” Tags:#biz#Reviews audrey watterscenter_img 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Related Posts 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

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Jarencio lightens up Batang Pier mood amid playoff chase; Elite stay in quarterfinal hunt

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC In only his first conference in charge, the former UAAP champion coach of University of Santo Tomas has injected a light and positive atmosphere within the Batang Pier as they make a push for a playoff spot.The Batang Pier went on to register a 108-91 victory over the Picanto as they stayed on track for a Top 6 finish at the end of the PBA Philippine Cup elimination round at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Coach is like a friend to us, but at the same time we give him the utmost respect,” Araña said in Filipino. “The atmosphere has been great whether we win or we lose. Every time we lose, he tells us to move forward and focus on the next game.”Jarencio’s approach is paying dividends with the Batang Pier improving to 5-5 for a tie of sixth spot with Barangay Ginebra heading into their final game of the elimination round against Phoenix Petroleum on March 2. LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus GlobalPort’s Stanley Pringle (left) dribbles his way past KIA’ s Reden Celda. —SHERWIN VARDELEONWith more than a minute remaining and victory against KIA in the bag last Wednesday night, GlobalPort coach Pido Jarencio gave Ryan Araña a free rein to call a play during a timeout, much to the surprise of the veteran forward.Although Batang Pier guard Stanley Pringle scored on the next possession, the play designed by Araña wasn’t executed, drawing a laugh from Jarencio and his players.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa AFP official booed out of forumcenter_img View comments Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 “The mind-set right now is to try to get into that Top 6 so we will play a best-of-three series in the quarterfinals,” said Sean Anthony, who had 21 points, eight rebounds and four steals in 27 minutes on the floor. “We want to be playoff-ready and that Phoenix game is another playoff game.”Later, Blackwater tightened up its defense down the stretch to close out the elimination round with an 83-78 trouncing of Phoenix Petroleum to keep its quarterfinal hopes alive.Mike DiGregorio, Mac Belo and Raymar Jose each finished with 14 points, while JP Erram continued his stellar showing with 12 points and 19 boards for seventh double-double of the conference as the Elite wound up with a 5-6 record.“We’re hoping that five wins will be enough for a playoff for the quarterfinals. We’re looking forward to playing more games this conference,” said Blackwater coach Leo Isaac.ADVERTISEMENT Altas seek 11th NCAA men’s plum vs Chiefs MOST READlast_img read more

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