B&S Text Alert committee raise burglary issues with gardaí

first_imgThe Ballybofey and Stranorlar Text Alert committee said they have reached a number of agreements with gardaí following a meeting last week.The recent spate of break-ins in the Twin Towns area was top of the agenda in the discussions with Garda Superintendent Micheal Finnan, Sergeant Kevin Lynch of Ballybofey Garda Station and Sergeant Eunan Walsh, who is in charge of text alert in the Letterkenny Garda district.The Text Alert committee said that they came away with assuring developments on policing and the alert scheme. They were encouraged to learn that four Sergeants have been allocated to Ballybofey Garda Station, which will also have enhanced opening times. Agreement was reached on a number of issues such as when should text alert messages be sent out and who can authorise sending a text.Other policing matters in the Twin Towns and Finn Valley area, such as garda resources, were also discussed.A statement from the Committee said: “We are pleased to learn that the garda station opening hours are improving and that there is now four sergeants allocated to the Ballybofey Garda Station which is one of the busiest in the county.”“We will continue to lobby for improvements in policing and crime prevention measures in the area.” “A meeting of Text alert members including representatives from An Garda Síochana will be held in the coming weeks to update everyone on recent developments and to hear suggestions on how to improve the text alert in our area .”For further information contact the Text Alert committee, located at The BASE Enterprise Centre, on 0749190909B&S Text Alert committee raise burglary issues with gardaí was last modified: March 5th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:Ballybofey and Stranorlar Text Alertlast_img read more

Number of Donegal Post Offices opening for first time on Good Friday

first_imgA small number of local post offices around Donegal are to deliver their usual services this Good Friday.In a new policy change, local outlets have been given permission to open over the Easter holidays if they wish, which means that collection services and welfare payment collections can continue as normal.One post office which is spearheading the change is Doherty’s Costcutter Ballybofey. The supermarket opened the town’s post office counter in January 2019 and offers full postal services throughout the day and during lunchtimes. Store owner Michael Doherty said he is delighted to provide Good Friday postal services to the town for the first time.Mr Doherty made an application to An Post to open on April 19th after listening to customer feedback. Typically, the day before Good Friday was extremely busy and pensioners had to wait a long time to collect their pension money.Having the counter open on Good Friday will ease pressure on both staff and customers, said store manager Colin Harrison.Mr Harrison said: “We are trying to change with the times and this has also reflected in the fact that we now open throughout lunchtimes from 1pm-2pm – once again because of customer feedback and people wanting to avail of the post office services on their lunch hour. “We have had the post office since Jan 14th and have had great feedback in regards our location, our staff friendliness and being informed about the services the post office offers that people never knew about including the likes of credit cards, loans, bill-pay services, address-pal, e-commerce business cards for businesses and foreign exchange.”The Ballybofey Costcutter Post Office will be open from 9am – 1pm this Good Friday.Other Post Offices which have confirmed Good Friday opening times are Raphoe (9am-5.30pm) and Carndonagh (9am-1pm).Number of Donegal Post Offices opening for first time on Good Friday was last modified: April 16th, 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:Carndonaghdoherty’s costcutterEasterGood Fridaypost officesRaphoelast_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

Video In Text Effect in Premiere Pro and After Effects

first_imgPlaying video through text is a popular look and easy to create in Premiere Pro and After Effects. In this post we’ll show you how.Spice up the text in your project by combining it with video. In your video editing application you can set add video into your text by using the track matte, or traveling matte. First we’ll look at how to create this ‘video in text effect‘ in Premiere Pro and then After Effects.Video In Text Effect Premiere Pro1. Put the video/image to be the background on V1.2. Put the Video to play through the text on V2.3. Create a Title (Title > New Title > Default Still) and put it on V3. Use a large, thick font for better readability.4. Apply the Track Matte Key: Effect to V2. Set the matte to Video 3. Leave “Composite Using” set to Matte Alpha. 5.  Apply drop shadow effect to V2 for better readability.Video In Text Effect After Effects1. Put the video/image to be the background on the bottom.2. Put the Video to play through the text in the middle, on layer 2.3. Create text (Layer> New > Text) and put it on top (layer 1). Use a large, thick font for better readability.4. Click “Toggle  Switches Modes” if you don’t see Mode and TrkMat.5. Change the Mode for layer 2 (middle layer) to “Alpha Matte”. It will look at the alpha channel of the layer above it.6. Right click on layer 2 (middle layer), and select Layer Styles > Drop Shadow.7. If you want to apply an effect and not a layer style, you need to pre-compose the 2 top layers first (right-click and select pre-compose).8. Apply the desired Effect to the pre-comp (it is a composition and appears as one layer). Double click on the pre-comp to open it and make any changes.last_img read more