Talking the walk for the future of Errigal

first_imgRosita Mahony of Donegal County Council will give a presentation on the plans the local authority has for hill walking on Errigal.This free event will be held at the Station House Hotel, Letterkenny, at 8 p.m. on Tuesday May 7th.The event is being organised by the Donegal Association of An Taisce and everyone is welcome.Errigal is, and will continue to be, a very popular hill walking destination.But the current level of erosion on the most frequently used route is unsustainable. It is uncomfortable for walkers, unsightly in the landscape and damages water quality as well as habitats of European importance. Through the international ASCENT Project, and working with the local community and the Errigal Stakeholders Group, Donegal County Council is now well on its way to carrying out habitat restoration and ensuring sustainable access there.This takes account of the environmental challenges presented by the popularity of Errigal and the desire to optimise the potential benefits to the local community.This presentation outlines the progress made to achieve this shared vision for Errigal.Talking the walk for the future of Errigal was last modified: May 1st, 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)last_img read more

St. Bernard’s beats Ferndale with big second quarter

first_imgEureka >> In the what started out as a close contest between the Ferndale and St. Bernard’s football teams, the Crusaders used a 28-point second quarter to beat the Wildcats, 54-20, Saturday afternoon in their homecoming game.St. Bernard’s head coach Matt Tomlin was quick to tip his hat to Ferndale for its ability to hold St. Bernard’s in the first quarter for only one touchdown, but Tomlin knew his team would overcome, eventually.“My boys were ready to play,” Tomlin said. “They responded, …last_img

Microsoft Brings Enhanced Security Features, Large Attachments & an Uncluttered Inbox to Next Version of Hotmail

first_imgMicrosoft just announced the next version of Hotmail, which will bring a large number of new features to the world’s most popular email service. Hotmail’s 360 million users will soon get enhanced security features, a Gmail-like conversation view, automatic filters for status updates from social networks, integration with the new Microsoft Office Web Apps and numerous other new features that are meant to make using Hotmail safer and reduce the amount of clutter in Hotmail users’ inboxes.Email has ChangedAs Walter Harp, Microsoft’s director of product management with Windows Live, told us earlier today, this redesign of Hotmail evolved as Microsoft started to think about how email has changed over the last few years. According to Harp, the last major revolution in email was the arrival of Gmail in 2004. Since then, however, the way people use email has changed. Social network updates from sites like Facebook and LinkedIn now make up somewhere between 15 to 30% of all mail in Hotmail users’ inboxes. In addition, email users now send out billions of photos and documents. Microsoft alone stores over 15 billion office documents on Hotmail and its users send out close to 1.5 billion photos every month. Tags:#Microsoft#news#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts frederic lardinois Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Bigger Attachments – Integration with Office Web AppsToday’s update tackles these changes head-on. Hotmail users will now, for example, be able to send up to 10 GB of photos and documents in a single message. Instead of sending these messages as attachments, however, Hotmail will simply route these files to the sender’s Windows Live SkyDrive account (Microsoft’s free online storage service), where the recipients can access them through a link. Thanks to the new Office Web Apps, recipients will also be able to see and edit Office documents right in the browser.Less Clutter in Your Mailbox In order to make it easier for users to wade through lots of social network status updates and unclutter their Hotmail inbox, Microsoft is introducing a new feature called “1-click filters.” These filters will allow users to just see messages from services like Facebook and shipping updates from the USPS. Other new features that will help to keep Hotmail users’ inboxes organized include a new Gmail-like conversations view (which will be an opt-in feature and turned off by default), as well as the ability to quickly see all the emails from a given sender while reading an email from this sender. Hotmail users will also be able to just see all the new emails that contain photos.Microsoft has also partnered with a number of third-party services, including Hulu, YouTube, JustinTV, the USPS, SmugMug and Flickr to provide additional functionality through a feature called “active views.” This allows Microsoft to integrate some of the functionality of these sites directly into the emails. Other new features include Exchange ActiveSync push email for Hotmail – which means that you can now push Hotmail email and data from your Windows Live Calendar directly to the iPhone, for example – as well as a unified contact list for all Windows Live services and third-party services like Facebook and MySpace. Improved SecurityOn the security front, Microsoft is introducing full-session SSL encryption for all accounts and a feature that will identify and highlight trusted senders (like known banks and online stores) in order to prevent phishing scams. Microsoft has also managed to bring down the average number of spam emails in its users’ inboxes to only 4% (down from 35% in 2006).Another nifty new security feature is the introduction of a single-use code that allows users to log in from a public computer at an airport or coffee shop without having to fear that their passwords could be stolen. Users will receive these codes by SMS or through an alternate email account.Microsoft Wants to be #1 in the U.S.As Walter Harp pointed out when we talked to him today, Hotmail is the #1 email service in the world, but in the U.S., it is currently only the second-most used service after Yahoo Mail. With this new version of Hotmail, Microsoft hopes to be able to close this gap. Email, of course, tends to be a very sticky service and users aren’t likely to abandon Yahoo for Hotmail anytime soon. Thanks to today’s updates, however, chances are that many new users will choose Hotmail over Yahoo. In terms of functionality, however, the real competition for Hotmail isn’t Yahoo but Google. Google, after all, also offers integration with its online office suite and photo service. Unlike Google, however, Microsoft doesn’t plan to offer a small business version of Hotmail and prefers to steer people towards Microsoft Exchange and Outlook instead. Microsoft’s services – and especially the Office Web Apps – are competitive with Google’s services (and, in many respects, better). Thanks to the integration with SkyDrive and Office Web Apps, Hotmail now presents a very viable alternative to Gmail and it will be interesting to see if Microsoft will be able to capitalize on this. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Big guns return for India-England Test series

first_imgSachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir and other big guns returned to national duty, while Yuvraj Singh was handed another Test lifeline as India on Saturday announced a full-strength 17-member squad for the upcoming cricket tour of England starting mid July.Opener Virender Sehwag will miss the first Test but will join the squad after a fortnight, while paceman Zaheer Khan and S Sreesanth, both of whom missed the Carribean tour because of injuries, have also been named in the team.Bengal wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha got the nod ahead of Parthiv Patel as the second wicketkeeper, while Virat Kohli and opener Murali Vijay were dropped from the squad announced by BCCI secretary N Srinivasan after a meeting of the selection committee in Chennai.Tamil Nadu opener Abhinav Mukund was retained in the squad but pacer Abhimanyu Mithun and spinner Pragyan Ojha couldn’t find favour from the selectors.The team, to be captained by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, will have Gambhir as the vice-captain.Yuvraj, who missed the tour of West Indies because of a chest infection, returns to the Test fold after a gap of almost one year. The left-hander had last played a Test match against Sri Lanka at Galle in July, 2010.Yuvraj, who has failed to cement his place in the Test squad, gets one more opportunity to prove his worth in the longer format of the game.Sreesanth, who was also laid low by an elbow injury, returns to action after having last played a Test against South Africa at Cape Town in January this year.advertisementThe squad has as many as five pace bowlers considering the seaming conditions in England. It has two spinners in Harbhajan Singh and Amit Mishra.The batting line-up has been considerably bolstered by the return of Tendulkar and Gambhir with Sehwag being available from the second Test onwards.Sehwag, who skipped the tour of West Indies because of a shoulder surgery, is still not fully fit but the selectors have given him time to recover completely before the second Test starts at Nottingham from July 29.The focus will again shift to Tendulkar, who is just one century short of a landmark of 100 centuries in international cricket.The seasoned Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman will lend solidity to the middle-order, while the other berth in the line-up would go either to Suresh Raina or Yuvraj.The 21-year-old Mukund tilted the scale in his favour with a gritty 48 in the second innings of the ongoing second cricket Test against the West Indies at Kensington.His opening partner Murali Vijay, however, flopped in all the innings and paid the price by being dropped from the squad. Virat Kohli, who also could not make much of an impact during the tour, was also left out.The return of Zaheer will provide a lot more sting to the bowling attack and the wily paceman will have to shoulder the pace bowling responsibility in conditions that will suit the fast bowlers.Ishant Sharma, who has been impressive in the Carribean, Sreesanth, Munaf Patel and Praveen Kumar will also have a key role to play during the four-match Test series.Off-spinner Harbhajan and leg-spinner Mishra are the specialist spinners in the team, though Yuvraj and Raina can also be used as part-time spinners.Wriddhiman’s selection as the second wicketkeeper was a little bit surprising as he got the nod ahead of the more experienced Parthiv Patel, who is also a handy batsman.India will play four Tests, five ODIs and a T20 during their tour of England from July 15 to September 16.Squad: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Capt), Gautam Gambhir (vice Capt), Abhivan Mukund, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, S Sreesanth, Praveen Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra, Munaf Patel, Wriddhiman Saha, Virender Sehwag.The batting line-up has been considerably bolstered by the return of Tendulkar and Gambhir with Sehwag being available from the second Test onwards.Sehwag, who skipped the tour of West Indies because of a shoulder surgery, is still not fully fit but the selectors have given him time to recover completely before the second Test starts at Nottingham from July 29.The focus will again shift to Tendulkar, who is just one century short of a landmark of 100 centuries in international cricket.The seasoned Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman will lend solidity to the middle-order, while the other berth in the line-up would go either to Suresh Raina or Yuvraj.The 21-year-old Mukund tilted the scale in his favour with a gritty 48 in the second innings of the ongoing second cricket Test against the West Indies at Kensington.advertisementHis opening partner Murali Vijay, however, flopped in all the innings and paid the price by being dropped from the squad. Virat Kohli, who also could not make much of an impact during the tour, was also left out.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

10 months agoBID IN: Arsenal make huge offer for Lille attacker Nicolas Pepe

first_imgBID IN: Arsenal make huge offer for Lille attacker Nicolas Pepeby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal have launched a bid for Lille attacker Nicolas Pepe.TMW says Arsenal have offered €50m upfront plus further bonus fees based on appearances and success.Gunners boss Unai Emery is eager to add a new attacking midfield signing and knows plenty about Pepe thanks to his time in charge of PSG.The news of Arsenal’s bid arrives just 24 hours after it broke they had a mega offer rejected by AS Roma for Cengiz Under.Tied to LOSC until 2022, Pepe has stated he is ready to leave – but only after the end of this season. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Adults want cozy kids want gross 4 holiday trends to watch

first_imgNEW YORK — Cozy sweaters and soft pyjamas are in for adults. Kids, meanwhile, are asking for board games featuring fake poop and pimples.Those are just some of the trends expected this holiday season, when shoppers are projected to spend as much as $720 billion, according to the National Retail Federation.Here’s what to expect:LET’S GET COZYBlame it on holiday stress: Target, Kohl’s and other retailers are pushing “cozy” goods. That means pyjamas for the family, weighted blankets, fuzzy mules and everything Sherpa — from socks to sweatshirts.“This holiday season we will see this trend in all of its furriness,” says Maria Rugolo, an apparel industry analyst for NPD Group, in a company blog .Kohl’s is making it easy to choose soft and snuggly fashions by prominently displaying the looks near store entrances and in nearly a dozen gifting areas. Greg Revelle, Kohl’s chief marketing officer, told reporters last month that “cozy knits” was one of the most searched for terms on its website last year.PIMPLES, POOP AND SOMETHING CUTE“Gross definitely sells in the toy business,” says Jim Silver, the editor in chief of toy review site TTPM.com.In one game, called Don’t Step In It, players are blindfolded and have to avoid stepping in soft, clay-like “poop.” A unicorn version of the game features poop in bright colours. Both have been on Amazon’s list of bestselling toys.Another popular game is Pimple Pete, says Silver. Players pull, wiggle or twist out squishy “zits” from a plastic face. Losers get squirted with water.It’s not all gross. The LOL Surprise brand is a hot seller again so far this year, according to Adobe Analytics, which tracks online spending. With LOL Surprise, kids peel each layer of a shrink-wrapped plastic ball to reveal dolls, stickers or other trinkets.SPRUCED UP APPS AND websiteSOld-guard retailers are adding some new features to their shopping apps and websites.Using Target’s app, shoppers can scan its physical toy catalogue so they can find more details about the items and add them to their shopping cart.The Kohl’s app offers the option to scan and store Kohl’s cash and redeem the store’s rewards points and gift cards in a digital wallet for easy access to checkout. Shoppers can also use the app to take photos of products and then find similar items at Kohl’s.Walmart has been revamping its website over the past year to allow shoppers to easily discover more items. The discounter recently introduced WalmartToyLab.com, a new digital playground where shoppers can play with 20 top toys on their computer or tablet. They can also share their favourites on a digital wish list. At the store, Walmart’s app now helps shoppers find the exact location of a particular item.The Macy’s app comes with an augmented reality feature that lets customers virtually design and experience the interior of a room. The app also lets shoppers scan items and pay with a pre-registered credit card. They then walk to a checkout counter so that a worker can verify their purchase.ONLINE RETAILERS GO OLD SCHOOLAmazon and eBay are taking a page from traditional retailers and printing their own toy catalogues.Amazon is shipping its toy book to shoppers’ mailboxes while eBay placed a shortened six-page version inside People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” issue. Amazon’s will also be available at its physical bookstores, and eBay handed out a longer version at a New York pop-up shop.One thing missing from Amazon’s toy book: prices. The online retailer tells readers to pick up a phone, open the Amazon app and take a snap of the toy to see how much it costs.Both companies are trying to make a play for former shoppers of Toys R Us, which sent holiday toy catalogues each year before shutting down this summer.“Kids love them,” says Silver, noting how they like to circle what they want. “It’s a different experience than sitting at the computer.”Ap Retail Writers, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Package delivery firms get ready to fill gap as Greyhound leaves Western

first_img“Someone else will take it over,” she said, adding demand is low now because depressed natural gas prices have stalled local activity in the sector.The loss of Greyhound’s package service in Western Canada stirred up memories for Calgarian Gary Blaney, 50, who recalled dozens of packages delivered over the years by Greyhound to his far-flung family members.“For as long as I can remember, my family has used Greyhound to send boxes of presents at Christmas time,” he said. “It was the most affordable way and the most reliable way.”He said his family’s flow of packages sent by Greyhound peaked when he was growing up in a small town in Saskatchewan when it was the best way to connect with relatives in Ontario, Alberta and B.C.But that traffic has almost entirely stopped since he moved to Calgary more than a decade ago.“That’s the world we live in. Lots of other ways to send stuff these days.”By Dan HealingTHE CANADIAN PRESS Transport companies like his compete with Greyhound’s lower prices by offering services tailored to customer needs, he said.Steele said his company, started by his parents in 1957, has about 30 drivers who mainly serve the Edmonton-Calgary corridor, but it offers a wider range of delivery points through interline and third-party carriers.David Butler, Greyhound’s regional vice-president for Eastern Canada, said the areas being closed accounted for about 1.15 million of the 1.2 million packages Greyhound delivers each year, adding about two-thirds of the shipments were made under contract by commercial customers.Greyhound’s freight service cost less than most, but its schedule was also usually less convenient as it depended on the passenger bus schedule, Butler said.“It’s a very competitive marketplace and there’s a lot of options for the customers from the package business to look at,” he said.Greyhound said it was ending passenger service after years of adjusting schedules and prices because ridership had fallen by nearly 41 per cent across the country since 2010. Butler said the package service is down 35 per cent in the same period. A spokeswoman for Purolator Canada wouldn’t comment directly on Greyhound’s service, but said the closing won’t affect its business plans.“We don’t expect this news will affect Purolator going forward. In fact, we have been growing and expanding our services and capabilities,” Courtney Reistetter wrote in an email.James Anderson, a spokesman for FedEx Canada, wouldn’t comment on the Greyhound service, but said his firm is well able to handle delivery demand with a total of 38 hubs or facilities throughout Western Canada.Margaret Becker, who operates a “hotshot” delivery business at Fort St. John in northeastern B.C., said the oil and gas sector uses Greyhound as an equipment parts delivery service and to transport workers to towns near their drilling sites.center_img CALGARY, A.B. – Package delivery firms say they are prepared to fill the gap when Greyhound Canada closes most of its Western Canada operations this fall.The company says its Greyhound Package Express service will no longer be available in most parts of B.C., northern Ontario and all of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba after it ends passenger service at the end of October.“It might create some opportunities for us on our small package delivery side of things,” said Dennis Steele, owner of Steele’s Transfer in Calgary.last_img read more

Achievers Toastmasters Club celebrating 25 years of leadership and communication

first_imgThe Achievers Toastmasters Club 25 Year Celebration is taking place on April 27 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Whole Wheat & Honey.Tickets for the event are $15.00.For more information, and to purchase tickets, you can visit the Achievers Toastmasters Club’s Facebook page. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Achievers Toastmasters Club is celebrating 25 years of leadership and communication as a non-profit organization in Fort St. John.In honour of this milestone, the Toastmasters Club will be holding a celebration on April 27 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Whole Wheat & Honey.According to event organizers, it will be a night of good food and inspiration with Guest Speaker Lowry Olafson who will speak on the ‘Path to Success’.last_img

India needs educated leaders says AAP mocking Modis climate change remark

first_imgNEW DELHI: AAP on Friday slammed PM Narendra Modi over the issue of climate change. AAP used PM Modi’s video clip to make people understand his grasp over a serious issue like climate change. AAP, in its Twitter handle, titled the old video of Modi’s interaction as “This is why India needs educated leaders”.AAP tweeted, “Actually Climate change nahi hua hain, hum change hogaye hain”: @narendramodi #BestQuotesOfModi.” In the video, a girl child can be heard saying, “We in Assam feel very concerned about the climate change. Sir, how can you help and guide us to protect our pristine environment?” Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderReplying to the child’s question, the Prime Minister says, “Even small children these days are discussing climate change and environmental change.” At the end of the video, Prime Minister is heard saying, “Similarly, it is not the climate but we have changed.” Meanwhile, the AAP also mocked BJP after former cricketer Gautam Gambhir joined BJP on Friday and also likely to fight from Delhi. AAP MP Sanjay Singh reminded BJP that in 2015 BJP brought Kiran Bedi against the AAP party but the citizens rejected her leadership and at the same way the people of Delhi will reject Gambhir. Earlier, Gambhir also slammed the AAP for spending money in the advertisement before the election. After receiving a warm welcome from the ministers on Friday, Gambhir addressed the media saying, “I would like to thank Ravi Shankar Prasad ji and Arun Jaitley ji for giving me this opportunity, to do something special for the country. I have been impressed with PM Modi’s leadership and that is why I decided to join the party.”last_img read more

44yearold bus driver shot dead in front of 5yrold son

first_imgNew Delhi: A 44-year-old bus driver was shot dead in front of his five-year-old son by multiple assailants on Sunday night around 11 pm near New Usmanpur in Delhi. The deceased, identified by police as one Akemuddin was returning home with his son and sister after visiting a relative in Seelampur when he was shot dead not 100 m from his home. The victim’s family did not know about the incident until Akemuddin’s son walked home and recounted what he had witnessed. Police sources said that a PCR call regarding the incident was received around 11 pm and the victim was immediately rushed to the nearby Jag Pravesh Chandra hospital, where he was declared dead. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderAccording to a senior police official, multiple gunshot wounds were inflicted on the victim by around two-three assailants, based on preliminary investigations. However, the victim’s family has reportedly alleged that there were five assailants along with their mother waiting for Akemuddin at the spot. The grieving family added that the culprits were known to them. Speaking to Millennium Post, a senior police officer confirmed that they are probing personal rivalry as the prime motive behind the crime. He added that they have ruled out a robbery in the case as there are no signs pointing in that direction. Police said they have more than three suspects lined up, who they are investigating thoroughly in the case. The victim’s body is currently being held at the government hospital near Shastri Park, where post mortem procedures are to be undertaken. Sources familiar with developments said that a complete report on the nature of wounds inflicted and cause of death will not be available for at least a week. A case against the accused has been registered under section 302 of the IPC at the Usmanpur police station. Police said further investigations in the case are proceeding with full force.last_img read more