first_imgDrumkeen Community Car washBig thank you to everyone who supported the Drumkeen community car wash. What a success!! Our best supported one since we started!! It is so encouraging to see what can be achieved when ordinary people in a community come together for the good of their area. Thank you for your generosity. “Hey sir there’s some shine on that”!!!Senior Citizens Bus Trip The senior citizens bus trip will take place on Wed 20th June 2012. Bus leaves chapel grounds at 10.00am Contact Michael 074 9134163 Terry 074 9134173 Matt 074 9134104 Johnny 074 9134272St. Mary’s GAABingo in hall @ 9 on Tuesday lotto results KK,DN,AM,FH one winner with 3 Alison Wilson Convoy Nx Weeks jackpot €1050 Cardiac screening 14-30 yrs olds. €45 per person Contact Julia Blake 0862611290. You don’t have to be a club member or Gaelic player. The Club are running a quiz in the White Horse Inn (Breen’s) at 10 on Wed 13th June proceeds for the New Centre of Excellence. Tyrconnel Martyrs Flute BandThe local band will be travelling to the annual Wolfe Tone Commemoration in Bodestown this Sunday 17th. Bus leaves crossroads 9.00 am. Any one from the parish wishing to travel on the bus for which is normally a great day out contact Harry on 087 7741054Charlie Daly & H-Block Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann DrumkeenLotto Results 06th June No jackpot winner 2 match 3 Nos: €50 each Brian Kerrigan Mountcharles, Kienna Downey c/o Buncrana Office Next weeks jackpot €3,050 Tickets from any committee member €2. Go raibh maith agat.Parish HallAnyone wishing to book the hall should contact Charlie Quinn on 91/34010 or 087 7728608 Birthdays, Anniversaries etc. Is there something happening in the area you think should be highlighted or if anyone would like a birthday or anniversary mentioned in the notes, also any photo’s you would like published please feel free to email them to [email protected] NotesAnyone wishing to have material included please [email protected] (Deadline Sun @ 6pm).LOCAL NEWS: DRUMKEEN NOTES was last modified: June 10th, 2012 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:Drumkeen noteslast_img read more


first_imgLooking out any window in Donegal this weekend and the sight that greets you is one of steamed up windows and the sound of rain pelting and pounding the other side. You would be forgiven in thinking that it was just another day in winter and we couldn’t possibly be entering the first week of June. The reality is we are looking at what is probably going to be the wettest June Bank Holiday weekend we’ve had in a very long time. With events taking place in Ardara, Fintown, Annagry and Arranmore it’s nothing short of a disaster for the hundreds of people due to attend the weekend long festivities. With Met Éireann predicting a dry start to tomorrow and even some sunny spells in places. Our advice, get out and about early in the day and make the most of it!As by afternoon, rain and hail showers will become widespread and in some places possible thundery outbursts are to be expected. And with winds strongest near the coast it’s looking like a complete weekend washout for all of Donegal. BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND WASHOUT was last modified: May 30th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:AnnagryArdaraarranmoreBank HolidaydonegalFintownnewsWashoutweatherlast_img read more

What Kyler Murray’s NFL Draft decision means for Oakland A’s

first_imgKyler Murray has officially decided for the NFL Draft, but this baseball vs. football saga is only just beginning.Monday’s deadline for underclassmen to declare for the draft really only cleared up the football side of things for Murray with a result that became an expectation for the A’s over the past week. The true deadline for Murray appears to be Feb. 14, the day A’s position players are scheduled to report to Arizona for spring training.I have declared for the NFL Draft.— Kyler Murray …last_img

Will Apple’s Apology To China Be Enough To Fix Things?

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… brian s hall Tags:#Apple#China#international#Tim Cook Early Monday morning, Apple CEO Tim Cook issued an apology letter, written in Chinese and posted to Apple’s corporate site in China, in which the company promised to improve its customer support and warranty policies in China. The mea culpa came after several public attacks by official China media.(See also What’s Really Behind China’s Attacks On Apple.)“Sincere Apologies”According to The Wall Street Journal, which offered a translation, the Cook letter read, in part:We are aware that a lack of communications… led to the perception that Apple is arrogant and doesn’t care or attach enough importance to consumer feedback. We express our sincere apologies for any concerns or misunderstandings this gave consumers.Cook’s contrite, rapid response ws not unexpected. Just last week, in “Nobody Likes Tim Cook. Oh, Except Apple Customers And His Peers,” I praised Cook for his willingness to quickly get in front of issues like Apple Maps and Foxconn labor concerns. And given that Apple’s 2012 sales in China were $23.8 billion and China is Apple’s second largest market, Cook really didn’t have much choice but to make nice.Will The Apology Help?Of continuing concern, though, is whether or not the China government is singling out Apple. Last month ReadWrite noted that actions taken across multiple organizations within China’s government could be part of a concerted effort to either limit Apple’s potential within the country or to help China build it’s own viable smartphone platform – to compete against Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android. While this remains supposition, China’s aggressive pressure on Apple has clearly had an impact. Again, from the Journal:Apple has been the target of criticism in China’s state-run media since the middle of last month. China’s powerful national broadcaster, China Central Television, and The People’s Daily—the official mouthpiece of the Chinese Communist Party—have accused Apple of skirting warranty periods, adopting customer-service policies that discriminate against Chinese customers, and formulating an inadequate and arrogant response to the reports.As ReadWrite detailed last month, a widely viewed China Central Television (CCTV) report that accused Apple of not fully meeting its product warranty obligations generated a significant social media backlash within the country. Per the Cook letter, Apple will extend warranty coverage on the iPhone 4 and 4S and will replace any broken iPhone 4 or 4S with a new phone – not a refurbished device, as was the previous practice. The company will also provide additional training to Apple authorized resellers regarding company warranty policy and make its product warranty policies more clear to prospective buyers.  Image of Tim Cook courtesy of Reuters.center_img Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Upcoming webinar: Family Transitions & Financial Changes

first_imgBy Molly C. HerndonJoin the Personal Finance and Family Transitions teams for a collaborative webinar on Tuesday, October 13 at 11 a.m. ET. Dr. Barbara O’Neill and PhD Candidate, Jennifer Rea, will present a 90-minute webinar on Military Family Financial Transitions: Handling Changes to Income, Benefits, and Money Management.Created on canva.com by Molly HerndonThe two concentration areas are joining forces to best present the common problems that arise when military families leaving the military. Dr. O’Neill will focus on the financial issues while Ms. Rea will concentrate on the familial problems that are common during these times of transition.The interactive nature of this webinar will offer many opportunities for webinar participants to offer their experience, via the webinar chat pod,  working with clients who are transitioning and share the resource they have used. Please join us to share with your colleagues!This webinar will offer 1.5 CEUs for AFC-credentialed and CPFC-credentialed participants. Others who join the webinar that are uninterested in the financial continuing education units can earn a Certificate of Completion.Created on canva.com by Molly HerndonWe will keep the conversation going on this topic when we meet for a Twitter Chat on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 1 p.m. ET. Are you new to Twitter and interested in getting started? Follow along in the Step-by-Step Guide for Getting Started on Twitter to create a user name and bio line. If you’re interested in testing the waters before our chat on Oct. 21, you can join one of the many ongoing Personal Finance Twitter Chats that happen each week. These provide a good opportunity for Twitter newbies to “watch” and listen to what happens during a Twitter chat, and of course, chime in with your expertise!Please join us for this exciting webinar on Tuesday, October 13, at 11 a.m. ET. Register, find supporting resources and join the webinar all through this link.last_img read more

Independent MP forms party, ‘army without guns’ in Assam

first_imgNaba Sarania, an Independent member of the Lok Sabha from Assam who is also a former extremist, has formed a political party as well as an “army without guns”.The Gana Surakhya Party (GSP), launched on Sunday, is expected to challenge the Bodoland People’s Front (BPF), which has been running the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) since its creation in 2003. The BPF is a partner in the BJP-led alliance that rules the State.Eye on BTC electionThe GSP’s birth has assumed significance ahead of the election to the 40-seat BTC early next year across the districts of Kokrajhar, Chirang, Baksa and Udalguri, politically polarised between the Bodos and the non-Bodos.The Bodos are the largest plains tribe in the north-eastern region, but account for a little more than 30% of the population in the Bodoland Territorial Areas District (BTAD) administered by the BTC. Nineteen communities, including Muslims, form the non-Bodos. Backed by the non-Bodos, Mr. Sarania has won in the Lok Sabha election from Kokrajhar twice since 2014. “We had to form the GSP because of the ‘atrocities’ on the non-Bodos in areas under the BTC and also because no party has cared for them,” he said, attributing the plight of the non-Bodos to the “undemocratic” and “one-sided” Bodo Accord signed in 2003 for forming the BTC under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution.“We hope to win the BTC election next year… We will fight for equal rights and status for all communities,” he said.Mr. Sarania, once an ULFA , clarified on the BTAD army formed alongside his party. “This is a non-violent army, without guns. It will have 5,000 volunteers in each BTAD district for protecting the lives, property and livelihood of the non-Bodos,” he said. He had earlier said the army would be modelled on the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.On the other hand, the BPF has been trying to end factionalism among the Bodos ahead of the election. Hagrama Mohilary, chairman of the BTC and a former extremist leader, called for the unification of the Bodos. A few days ago, Mr. Mohilary had met former MP Urkhao Gwra Brahma, leader of the United People’s Party (Liberal), for “burying their differences” and fighting the election together. The two had fallen out more than a decade ago.last_img read more

Fresh summons to Modi for misappropriation of funds

first_imgThe Chennai city police have issued fresh summons to suspended IPL commissioner Lalit Modi and five others over complaint of misappropriation of funds of Rs 468 crore, filed by Indian cricket board secretary N Srinivasan.Lalit ModiModi and five others – Harish Krishnamachari of Mumbai, Ajay Verma of New Delhi and World Sports Group office-bearers Venu Nair, Andrew Georgio and Seamus O’Brien — have been asked to appear for an inquiry either on January 25, 26 or 28, a date suitable for them, Police Commissioner T Rajendran told reporters here on Thursday.”If they failed to appear on any of these dates, legal steps will be taken to bring them for inquiry,” the Police Commissioner said.Srinivasan had lodged a complaint last year against Modi, charging him with misappropriation of Rs 468 crore, mainly in allotting media rights and free commercial rights.Modi and others had not responded to summons issued in December, asking them to appear in the first week of this month.However, Kunal Dasgupta, whose name also figured in the complaint, had complied with the police summons to appear before it.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

From the Archive: Faith and Fury

first_imgA barefoot symphony in a Cameroonian village with old newspapers tightly tied with string. Tactical rampage down a Sao Paolo beach with two precious socks rolled together. The rattle of a dribbled tin can on the lanes snaking through the Buenos Aires shantytowns.Soccer is sport at its most elemental: Anything,A barefoot symphony in a Cameroonian village with old newspapers tightly tied with string. Tactical rampage down a Sao Paolo beach with two precious socks rolled together. The rattle of a dribbled tin can on the lanes snaking through the Buenos Aires shantytowns.Soccer is sport at its most elemental: Anything can be a ball, anywhere a field of dreams, only passion the mandatory shirt to be pulled on. In this primitiveness of soccer rests its universal appeal; in its intrinsic dance-wingers spinning away from markers,strikers pirouetting in the box, midfielders on spiralling runs-lies its aesthetic value. Holland striker Marco van Basten flew across the field with such sinewy splendour that a Dutch TV documentary compared his movements to a ballet dancer’s. When Brazilian Ronaldo burst like a weaving ox through defences, a Spanish journalist wrote: “He has the constitution of a champion boxer, but the feet of Fred Astaire.Yet greatness has one final measurement. In Yaounde, Cameroon, stands a statue of Roger Milla; in Sao Paolo the faithful explain that when Pele meets the Pope, it is Pele who is granting the audience; in Buenos Aires boys still genuflect at the altar of a factory worker’s son called Diego Maradona. It is the worship accorded to men who danced their finest on the World Cup stage.last_img read more

Fellaini insists United must make home advantage count

first_imgManchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini insists the club must take advantage of their home games this season.The Belgium international says the club must win the rest of their home games this season if they’re to climb up the table and close the gap to league leaders Manchester City.United, who trail their neighbours by 12 points and are now in the fight to secure a top-four place finish, face Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on Saturday.After three consecutive games on the road, three of the club’s next four games are on home soil and Fellaini insists they must make home advantage count if they are to move up the table.“I think it’s good to win games now,” said the midfielder, according to Mirror Football.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“I think we have a lot of games at Old Trafford coming up so it’s good to take points there and see after that. We’ll take it game by game to get the points we need.”Meanwhile, United boss Jose Mourinho has backed Romelu Lukaku to end his goal drought.Speaking about the striker’s goalscoring form, Mourinho said: “I always feel, I always feel that every game.”“One day will be, and one day he will score, and one day his confidence levels will be back to normal, which clearly they are not there, but I always feel that.”last_img read more