first_imgA FORMER Finn Harps player who rented a bookies shop which he never actually opened has been ordered to pay €24,700 in back rent to a landlord.Maurice Toland, from St Johnston, had contested a case at the Circuit Civil Court in Letterkenny brought by landlord John Quinn.However a judge said that Mr Toland had attempted to rectify matters and found that Mr Quinn could have done more to prevent the dispute escalating. Judge Petria McDonnell heard various legal arguments about the case.The court heard that Mr Toland and his brother Liam had taken out a lease on the bookies shop on Navenny Street in Ballybofey in March 2008, not long after Liam had leased another bookmakers business to the multi-national giant Ladbrokes.However the brothers never went into business there.Barrister for Mr Toland Sean MacAodh told the court that his client paid five months’ rent and in July 2008 had phoned Mr Quinn to say they had decided not to go ahead and open the bookmakers shop.An independent witness, estate agent Martin McGowan, told the court that he had approached Mr Quinn that summer with instructions from Maurice Toland to offer €10,000 to exit a 24-month lease.Mr Quinn denied discussing this with either Mr Toland or Mr McGowan.However Judge McDonnell accepted their version of events telling the court: “I do accept these conversations took place.”The judge said that in her view, with the economic realities of the time in 2008 and the crash, Mr Quinn should have accepted them and “moved on.”She said the case was unfortunate but accepted that Mr Quinn was still owed monies.Mr Quinn’s barrister argued for 24 months rent, plus 2% interest plus costs in the case.However Judge McDonnell agreed a settlement of 21 months rent, totalling €24,700. She refused to add interest and ordered each side to pay their own costs.FORMER FINN HARPS STAR ORDERED TO PAY €24,700 RENT was last modified: October 18th, 2013 by John2Share 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:BookiesJohn QuinnLetterkenny CourtMaurice Tolandlast_img read more

Jean Sseninde set for Queens Park Rangers return

first_imgSseninde was at Crystal Palace Ladies FC last seasonBarely two months after leaving Crystal Palace Ladies FC, Crested Cranes defender Jean Sseninde has dropped a hint about her next move.Sseninde who is a free agent posted a picture of a Queens Park Rangers Women FC badge on her Facebook page with captions suggesting she will be joining the London based side.“Don’t ask answer is here. Unfinished Business. QPRWFC.” read the captions on the picture.If the move indeed goes through, this will be her second stint at QPR after joining them from London Phoenix Ladies FCin 2016.Sseninde left for the United Kingdom upon finishing her studies at St. Marys Kitende and with help from former Crested Cranes coach Majida Nantanda, Jean was recommended her for professional football in England.She was part of the team that finished fourth in the 2016 CECAFA Women Cup that was held at the FUFA Technical Center in Njeru and she currently runs several charitable organizations in the country.Through her foundation-Sseninde Women Development Football Cup which runs an annual tournament in Kampala.The tournament is aimed at unearthing raw talent that has not got a chance to be exposed and it is has featured for the last three years.Comments Tags: Jean SsenindeQPRWFClast_img read more

Man who sent lingerie to ex-girlfriend ends up in court

first_imgA man who sent a quantity of lingerie to his former girlfriend in a bid to say sorry to her has appeared in court.Darin Reid sent a parcel of a number of items of underwear to the woman’s house in Letterkenny, Co Donegal. Along with the underwear was simply a note with his name and phone number on it.However, the woman was in no mood for making up and contacted Gardai about the matter.Reid, of Copper Beach, Convoy was arrested and appeared at Letterkenny District Court in Co Donegal to face a charge of contravening a protection order.The coal delivery man said it never had been his intention to upset his former partner when he sent the erotic envelope on July 11th, 2018.When the charges were put to him, Reid told Gardai “How is a person supposed to be in fear of a parcel with lingerie in it?”The accused man’s solicitor, Mr Patsy Gallagher said the parcel with the underwear was sent possibly to apologise and rekindle their relationship.However, there has been absolutely no contact between the pair since he added.“There has been no contact whatsoever. Without being crude or going into the background of their relationship or taste, he thought it might reignite or rekindle their relationship.“There was no threat in the note he left apart from his phone number on it.“It was sent in a genuine way of trying to apologise to her and to try and rekindle something that was there before,” said Mr Gallagher.However, Judge Paul Kelly said this was “a funny way to apologise.”He asked the woman if she would like to address the court or to make a victim impact statement in writing but she declined.Passing sentence, Judge Kelly said that Reid should be grateful that the woman had been very helpful to him and had not said anything that could have made it worse for the accused.“I hope he appreciates her generosity,” he added.He adjourned the case until July 8th next to allow Reid to pay €250 to the Donegal Domestic Violence Service and said he will apply the Probation Act if that is done.Man who sent lingerie to ex-girlfriend ends up in court was last modified: May 18th, 2019 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:convoycourtDarin ReiddonegalEx-Girlfriendletterkennylingerielast_img read more

Donegal duo listed among Ireland’s Top 10 most outstanding young people

first_imgTwo high-achieving young people from Donegal have earned prestigious places on the list of Ireland’s Ten Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP).Chef Kieran Duey Doherty and clothing company founder Katie McGloin were honoured with the titles from Junior Chamber International (JCI) Ireland at an event on Saturday last.The TOYP Awards, which have been running for 87 years, recognise young people who are making giant strides in their chosen fields and creating positive impact on other people, their community and society at large. Kieran (Duey) Doherty, of Nancy’s Barn Ballyliffin was honoured for his dedication to the culinary trade.Kieran DohertyHe worked his way up from a role peeling potatoes aged 13, to win the World Chowder Championship Cook-off in 2018 in Rhode Island, USA. Since then he has become a great ambassador for the best of Irish food and channels his passion into the menu at the now famous and award-winning “Nancy’s Barn”( Ulster Café of the Year 2019). Beyond his success in the kitchen and in business, Kieran is someone who continues to give back to the community and those around him, teaching cookery courses in Moville Community College, supporting local tourism, mentoring local businesses, and has completed Suicide Awareness courses and Regular Counselling Courses. Katie McGloin was among the youngest winners who are making their mark while still in school. Katie McGloinThe 18-year-old Bundoran student launched a range of gender-neutral clothing, K.T Clothing Co, while in Transition Year at Magh Ene College.  Katie’s enterprise was inspired by her desire to find clothes that appealed and fit her, and also to highlight discrimination and inequality in the fashion industry.Building on the success of this, Katie has given a Ted Talk on the difficulties faced by people who identify outside of their expected genders, and has been named National Youth Entrepreneur of the Year, and also featured on U Magazine’s 30 Under 30 for Start Up of the Year.Winners of the JCI Top 10 in Ireland will go on to enter the TOYP World Awards, with World winners flown to Estonia and honoured during the 2019 JCI World Congress.Keira Keogh JCI Ireland National President said; “This year we had a record number of nominations and it was a privilege to travel around the country meeting the outstanding young talent and achievers. “By recognising outstanding young people, JCI raises the status of socially responsible leaders across the world. The honourees motivate their peers to seek excellence and serve others. Their stories of discovery, determination and ingenuity inspire young people to be better leaders and create a better society, something our own country needs now more than ever.” Donegal duo listed among Ireland’s Top 10 most outstanding young people was last modified: May 25th, 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)Tags:Ireland’s Ten Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP)katie mcgloinKieran Duey Dohertylast_img read more

Andre Iguodala defends Warriors training staff on how they managed him & Kevin Durant

first_imgOAKLAND — Did the Warriors’ training staff mishandle injuries to Kevin Durant and Andre Iguodala?The general public had that impression with Durant after he ruptured his right Achilles tendon against the Toronto Raptors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals after sitting out the previous nine games with a strained right calf. When addressing that issue on ‘The Breakfast Club’ on Tuesday to promote his recently released memoir. Iguodala indicated the Warriors’ training staff said during the 2018 NBA …last_img

Breakthrough in Quantum Computing

first_imgRelated Posts curt hopkins Researchers have made a significant breakthrough on the road to quantum computing. Quantum computing is the use, largely theoretical so far, of quantum mechanical operations to move information. If it works, it will be history-alteringly fast, which explains IBM’s five year mission to do just that. But to make it work, engineers will need to make quantum teleportation succeed on a large scale. Quantum teleportation is the instantaneous relocation of coded energy from one place to another. If it sounds as fanciful as a trip to Oz, well, it’s funny you should mention it. Professor Elanor Huntington, of the University of New South Wales was part of a team led by University of Tokyo researchers who have successfully completed a quantum teleportation of a complex quantum data set, a wave packet. Something about a cat. According to Professor Huntington: “One of the limitations of high-speed quantum communication at present is that some detail is lost during the teleportation process. It’s the Star Trek equivalent of beaming the crew down to a planet and having their organs disappear or materialise in the wrong place. We’re talking about information but the principle is the same – it allows us to guarantee the integrity of transmission….The value of this discovery is that it allows us, for the first time, to quickly and reliably move quantum information around…This process means we will be able to move blocks of quantum information around within a computer or across a network, just as we do now with existing computer technologies”Or, as she told Australia’s ABC News, “There used to be two ways of doing teleportation and both had their limitations. One was quite fast, but had a limited probability of succeeding. The other way of doing it was quite slow, but had a very good probability of working. What we’ve done is managed to get it both fast and good quality.”These successful experiments were led by Professor Akira Furusawa in a “teleporter” at a laboratory at the University of Tokyo’s Department of Applied Physics. The results were published in Science.Schroedinger by Tristram Biggs. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#news#web center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

These Superinsulated Homes Were Delivered By Truck

first_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Last fall, Dartmouth College realized that it needed to build four new single-family homes, pronto. Beginning this summer, the homes will be occupied by the “house professors” assigned to new “house communities” — the term that Dartmouth uses to describe the college’s dormitory clusters.To build the four needed houses, Dartmouth hired Unity Homes, a company in Walpole, New Hampshire, that assembles homes from panelized walls and modular components. Founded by Tedd Benson, Unity Homes specializes in superinsulated buildings with very low rates of air leakage. (For more information on Unity Homes, see the links in the “Related Articles” box below.)My son Noah, who’s a junior at Dartmouth, noticed the new homes under construction and tipped me off. So I drove to Hanover, New Hampshire, to check out the new buildings. Tim McNamara, Dartmouth’s associate director of Campus Services, graciously met me at one of the job sites. I was given a tour of the sites by three representatives from Unity Homes: Ryan Lawler, Justin Pouliot, and Brad Moore. Panelized walls and modular bathrooms Although Unity Homes is expanding, it only sold 12 homes last year, so it’s still a relatively small company. At its indoor manufacturing plant in Walpole, Unity Homes assembles building components into wall panels and bathroom modules. (Bathroom modules are shipped to the job site with the tub, vanity, sink, and wall-hung toilet already installed. Once these modules arrive on site, they are moved from the truck to their final location by crane.)Unity Homes is convinced that its German-made CNC (computer numerically controlled) cutting machine and its focus on indoor assembly helps the company achieve a higher standard of construction quality.Unity has developed a panelized wall system using 9½-inch I-joists… Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.center_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log inlast_img read more

Your Transparent Life: Facebook Makes All Posts Searchable

first_imgThe Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos selena larson Related Posts Tags:#Facebook#Graph Search Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro…center_img Facebook’s steady march to make its users’ lives as transparent as possible is about to take another big step forward. The social network will shortly let you search posts, comments and images across Facebook (subject to privacy settings).The update to Facebook’s Graph Search function, launched earlier this year, will let users search for status updates, photo captions, check-ins and comments. Previously, Graph Search only allowed users to search through some personal information about other users—their Likes, in particular, as well as details ranging from relationship status and employment to residential location.See also: Facebook Graph Search Is Coming—Let Embarrassing Hijinks Ensue!Existing Graph Searches have already produced their share of embarrassment for some users, particularly those who were a little too free with the “Like” button. Now imagine all status updates, photo tags, locations and the like added to the search mix, and you have the potential for some serious shenanigans.As with most product updates, Facebook is slowly rolling out these changes to a small group of people who currently have Graph Search, and will ask for feedback and improvements before distributing it to all users. Those included in the initial roll out will be able to start searching posts today. Privacy Matters … Sort OfPrivacy settings will govern what turns up in any given search—only Facebook posts someone has shared with you (or made public) will appear in search results. Users who don’t want their posts to appear publicly might want to take a pass through their privacy settings and Facebook’s Activity Log to better protect what they’ve shared  things they share.See also: Facebook Graph Search Is Boring: Wake Me When We Get A Single Search AIUsers can search for posts about a place or time, topics of interest, or posts they want to see again like, “My posts from last year.” The update coincides with Facebook’s push to engage TV networks and their audiences online. The search update makes it easier to surface additional information about conversations, topics and places, and will no doubt benefit marketers and companies looking to engage a broader audience.  Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

Should I be a “Curator”?

first_img“to select and “preserve” or share resources, often within a particular topic area. The term is drawn from the work done by curators at museums, who use their knowledge and expertise to select particular works to bring to the museum, purchase, or organize for public display.” – Curation article, eXtension.orgShould you be a curator? If you can answer yes to any of these questions, then you should be curating.Do you have an area of interest where others look to you for advice?Is there a topic in which you would like to be perceived as an ‘expert’?Is there a topic for which you would like to share information with others?Tools to use to curate:All of the tools mentioned here are free (or have free levels) and are incredibly easy to learn and use.PinterestThe new kid on the block and has been generating a lot of interest recently.  Pinterest lets you categorize web pages and write a little about each one.  You can also upload pictures and write about them as well.  One requirement is that the web page you “pin” has a picture larger than thumbnail size.  Followers can repin or post comments to what you’ve pinned.WARNING: This site can be addictive.Learning Guide: Pinterest from University of Wyoming ExtensionProfessional development opportunities:Using Pinterest in Education – A Conversation 2/16/2012 2:00-3:00pm ESTUsing Pinterest in Extension – 2/3/2012 recordingScoop.itCreate your own ‘gorgeous magazine’ with Articles you scoop can have images or not.  They don’t have the ‘social’ aspect and are more formal than Pinterest. Followers can subscribe to your page and can get an email each day you post a new article.  You can post articles you find and get article suggestions that are relevant to your topic to add to your magazine for others to sites that are relevant to Extension and educationWorking DifferentlyCooperative Extension EvaluationDelicious & DiigoAlso known as social bookmarking, these sites have been around for years and have many of the same advantages as Pinterest and They just don’t have the pictures and pretty layouts. You use these sites to bookmark particular webpages, and add tags and descriptions. You can chose to make the bookmark public, which enables others to see the pages you have bookmarked and tagged.One advantage of Delicious and Diigo is that they use RSS to allow followers to use other tools (Google’s personal home page, feed readers, or many others) to get the content delivered to them without having to return to their website.Learning Guide: Diigo from University of Wyoming ExtensionBlogs These have been used for years and are easy to create, maintain and post.  Some examples of popular free blog hosting sites are: Blogger, Tumblr, and WordPress. Many blogs have evolved to include static pages, content management and many more features so you can use a ‘blog’ as your own website.Blogs also generate RSS feeds for followers to subscribe.Learning Guide: Blogging from University of Wyoming ExtensionGeneral Curation Resources:What is Aggregating and CuratingNeVC: Curate The Cloud. How Too Much Information puts Humans Back In Charge.last_img read more

If You Hate The Words Hustle And Success

first_imgThe critics of the word “hustle” make several excellent points about what the word has come to mean in the age of the internet. Many of them talk about hustling as a measurement of the number of hours one works, which contains a small truth about hustling. These critics worry that people are going lessen the quality of their lives by focusing too heavily on their work.Others use the word to denote a second source of income, commonly described as a “side hustle,” which many of us recognize as part-time work. The critics of the side hustle don’t believe it is worth most people’s time, especially since most try to make money in e-commerce and fail, also a fair criticism.The way these critics define “hustle” and “success” is not accurate. Neither of these words is limited to work alone, and they have less to do with the number of hours one works (a poor indicator of hustle or success) than some believe. If you hate these words, allow me to offer you another view.A Better Definition of HustleYou might deconstruct hustle into four parts.The first part of hustle is effort. The word hustle has long been used to describe people who take action and exert themselves in some result. Note that the result is not limited to their work, and we’ll have more to say about this later. People who hustle seem to have a greater capacity for effort over extended periods.The second component is how important the result is to the person who is hustling and seeking success. Some people go to work but do very little work. Others spend time at home without achieving the results they want in their personal lives. Doing things that don’t matter is not hustling, regardless of the time spent. Your priorities matter.The third part you can call outcomes or results. People who hustle and those who find success have always produced results. It isn’t enough to put forth the effort and do what is meaningful if you don’t produce the outcome you are pursuing.The fourth and final factor is the speed at which people work and the rate at which they produce those results. People who hustle generally pull results forward in time by exerting themselves in what matters to produce a result faster than people whom you might accuse of not hustling.What It Takes to HustleThis post is a full-throated defense of the words “hustle” and “success” as I have defined above, a more traditional definition, and one that is more accurate for those who pursue success in life. There is much about the word and idea to commend hustling.It is the impetus for growth: When their goals and dreams drive people, they eventually recognize the need to improve in different areas of their lives. They educate themselves and dedicate themselves to continuous improvement. If you want to have more, you start by becoming a person who could acquire the things you want. Growth is as necessary for success at work as it is for success in, say, being a great parent or spouse.It creates a greater capacity to produce more: As you improve yourself, you improve your ability to produce better results. There are little rewards for mediocre results, decent rewards for excellence, and incredible rewards for exceptional results. There is nothing about this truth that limits this to your work life.It provides a vision of a better future and a path forward: You get to decide what kind of life you have. The idea of “hustle” and “success” is that you can have the life you want if you are intentional and if you take massive action. Those who exert effort in having more end up with a better quality of life and more and better choices. What shows up as abundance shows up outside of work.It provides a more exceptional ability to contribute: While it is true that abundance allows you to contribute more, those who hustle tend to create enough to add to others. Part of this contribution is doing purposeful, meaningful work that helps others. Many find that their definition of success is creating more value for more people.Some mistakenly believe that hustle is a sort of brand, a personality of some kind when it is not. There may be no bigger hustlers than people like Warren Buffet, Charlie Munger, and Bill Gates, three people you would hardly accuse of being personality brands. The three are well-recognized for being voracious readers and draw very little attention to themselves.Unfounded Fear about HustleMuch of the criticism of the word “hustle” is around people working themselves to death. The same is true for the word “success,” which some resist because it connotes a poor work-life balance.There is no risk of a significant number of people working too hard on the critical things in their lives to the detriment of their health. There is, however, no end of people who are doing far less than they should, less than they are capable of, and who would improve their lives dramatically by hustling. They would do better to exert themselves doing what is most important in every area of their life, pursuing the life they want instead of the default life they have now, and making their contribution.If You Still Hate the Word HustleIf you hate the word “hustle” or the word “success,” then let me give you a couple of alternatives. Swap “hustle” for “work ethic” and “priorities.” If you hate the word “success,” try “happiness” and “achieving my goals.”Words are important, and we use certain words that can have a negative connotation not intended. I err on the side of choosing the word that gives the highest clarity to the idea, but I also recognize some respond negatively to the best word. However, the ideas here are more important than the words, and if you have an aversion, choose a word you prefer—but don’t avoid the central ideas here.last_img read more