Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks warms up on the sidelines during the first half of the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena on December 13, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFPPHOENIX — Dirk Nowitzki was active for Dallas’ game against Phoenix on Thursday night, prepared to belatedly begin his record-setting 21st season with the Mavericks.No other NBA player has played that many seasons with the same team.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Top-ranked Novak Djokovic, Simona Halep honored by ITF as World Champions ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? The 40-year-old had been tied at 20 seasons with Kobe Bryant, who retired from the Los Angeles Lakers after the 2015-16 season.Nowitzki had surgery to remove bone spurs from his left ankle last April, and the timing was to make sure he would be ready at the start of his record-setting season. But the 7-foot German had a setback before training camp, with tendon soreness forcing him to continue rehabbing the injury and missing the first 26 games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss View comments
Employees at a Donegal company have been told that up to FIFTY jobs may be axed in the coming weeks.The Medisize plant in Letterkenny.Phillips Medisize, a company which makes medical components in Letterkenny, have already made six staff redundant.Employees at the company, which has a workforce of almost 250, were informed of the news on Tuesday afternoon. It’s believed that an American company placed a large order with Medisize last year and management at the Donegal plant increased their workforce in order to process the order placed.But it is now understood the company have decided to pull back on some of the order.Over the last year or so Medisize have taken on more than SEVENTY new staff to keep up with that order and it is those jobs which are now in jeopardy.One employee at Medisize told Donegal Daily, “I’m really worried about my position within the company, the news is not good and there doesn’t seem to be any solution to the issues bar people being made redundant. “I’ve only been here a few months, and I love working here, but it looks likely I’m going to be axed.“We had absolutely no warning prior to the announcement on Tuesday, and already people have been let go.“It’s a really worrying time, I’ve just took out a loan to put a deposit down on a house, but if I lose my job then I won’t be able to proceed with the loan as god only knows how long I’ll be back on the dole for.“The thought of signing on again is horrible, and I just hope management can get a solution sorted and they can save as many jobs as possible.”Management at Medisize are expected to fly out to London tomorrow to meet representatives from the American company to see if they can come up with some sort of package to save as many jobs as possible. For now it’s a very worrying time for a number of employees at Medisize.The news that at least FIFTY staff will lose their jobs with be a crippling blow to the town and to Donegal.The company have yet to release a statement.CONCERNS FOR UP TO 50 JOBS AT MAJOR LETTERKENNY COMPANY was last modified: June 12th, 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:donegaljob losses?letterkennymedical componentsMedisize
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The death toll rose steadily through the morning and eight hours after it struck, the Indonesian Red Cross put the death toll at 443. Morgue officials and the privately run el-Shinta radio said at least 393 bodies were lying in nine hospitals in the region. YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia – A powerful earthquake flattened buildings in central Indonesia early today, killing more than 400 people, injuring hundreds of others and leaving hospitals appealing for help. The magnitude 6.2 quake struck at 5:54 a.m. near the southwest of the city of Yogyakarta, 250 miles east of the capital, Jakarta, as many people slept, causing death and damage there and in at least two other nearby towns, officials said. In the chaos that followed the quake, rumors of an impending tsunami sent thousands of people on Java fleeing to higher ground in cars and motorbikes. But Japan’s Meteorological Agency said there was no danger of a tsunami. The quake also triggered heightened activity in nearby Mount Merapi volcano, which has been spewing out clouds of hot ash, gas and lava for several weeks, a scientist said.
The search is on for Donegal’s Best Young Entrepreneur, organised by the new Local Enterprise Office the competition has attracted almost fifty young people in the county to take part in the Donegal phase of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur.The winning local businesses will receive investment of up to €50,000, and the chance to represent Donegal at the regional and national finals where winners are eligible for extra investment of up to €50,000 determined according to business prospects and investment needs.Sixteen people aged 30 and under from throughout the county have been selected as Donegal finalists and are attending an intensive Business Boot Camp that entails training, mentoring, marketing and other supports that will also be available at various stages of the competition. The competition will be judged under three distinct categories – best new idea, best start-up business and best established business with new add-on.The first week in September will see the final of the Donegal competition with the winner of each category being announced before going forward to the regional final and ultimately national final with one business person being crowned Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur in early December.The aim of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur is to encourage and support a culture of entrepreneurship among young people, to promote entrepreneurship as a career choice, and to encourage the establishment and development of new innovative businesses by our young entrepreneurs.This is hugely important for job-creation as two thirds of all new jobs are generated by businesses in the first five years of existence – more start-ups and a thriving entrepreneurial culture will lead to more jobs being created. Featured are entrepreneurs from all over the county who have made it to the final. Launching the Business Boot Camp Micheal Tunney, Head of Local Enterprise, said, “It is fantastic to see the entrepreneurial spirit of young Donegal people and this intiative supports them so that they can realise their ambitions and their business success can help make recovery local in every part of the county. ARE YOU THE BEST YOUNG ENTREPRENUER IN DONEGAL? was last modified: August 20th, 2014 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:Businessnews
The huge crowd at the anti-water charge march in November in Letterkenny.Right2Water Donegal are to stage another major demonstration against water charges in Letterkenny this coming Saturday.Following on from some of the largest national and local demonstrations in Irish history, Right2Water Donegal PRO Gary Doherty says it will continue to build a mass movement of opposition to water charges.“Our organisation, which involves trade unions, political parties and community groups – believes people are angry and unified in their opposition to these unfair charges. We are asking all anti-water charges protesters to unify and work together to ensure as large a demonstration as possible in Letterkenny. All peaceful protest including water meter protest, non-payment and peaceful disobedience, are supported by the Right2Water campaign.” “We are calling for the Government to recognise and legislate for access to water as a human right and we are demanding the Government abolish the planned introduction of water charges,” said Doherty.Saturday’s demonstration in Letterkenny will follow the route of previous protests, starting at Mr Chippie and ending in the Market Square.There will be a number of speakers including an account from a Letterkenny resident, Maggie McClure, who claims to have been assaulted by Irish Water contractors last week. Protesters will also be treated to a performance from Maximum Homosapien, who went viral with his anti-water charges poem before Christmas.Saturday’s protests will form only one tenet of the campaign against water charges. The Right2Water campaign will be meeting and having discussions with all of the pillars of the campaign – community groups, political parties and trade unions in the coming weeks. The campaign will also begin a process of seeking submissions from individuals and anti-water charges groups throughout the country.The Donegal Right2Water demonstration takes place in Letterkenny this Saturday 1st February. Assemble Mr Chippie at 2pm. For more details please email firstname.lastname@example.orgLARGE CROWD EXPECTED FOR WATER PROTEST MARCH IN LETTERKENNY TOMORROW was last modified: January 30th, 2015 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:chargesletterkennyWater protest
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. Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in Green builders, preparing for a fossil-fuel-free future, are busy building all-electric homes. Most of these homes are heated and cooled by minisplit heat pumps. Occasionally, though, a builder who’s worried about uneven heat distribution in a home with ductless minisplits will post a question on GBA suggesting the use of an air-to-water heat pump hooked up to a hydronic distribution system.Although these systems are quite rare, a few brave pioneers have installed them, and GBA has documented their efforts with a series of articles. (See, for example, “Air-to-Water Heat Pumps” and “Split-System Heat-Pump Water Heaters.”)One of the many energy experts who’s been investigating air-to-water heat pumps is Jake Marin, the program manager for HVAC at Efficiency Vermont. (Marin helped develop Vermont’s first incentive program for ductless minisplits.) On February 8, 2018, at the Better Buildings By Design conference in Burlington, Vermont, Marin gave a presentation on air-to-water heat pumps called “Are We There Yet?” We’re still looking for the perfect heating and cooling system The first question Marin addressed was, “What’s wrong with ductless minisplits?”Marin told the Burlington audience, “Ductless minisplits aren’t a silver bullet. They have some limitations. They have the same comfort issues inherent to any point-source heater. They don’t allow system integration — they can’t be integrated with the rest of your HVAC system. Many people have aesthetic objections, calling them ‘warts on the wall.’ And anyone who wants more than one zone finds that the multi-zone systems have poorer performance than single-zone units.”Marin also pointed out that the systems aren’t very intuitive. “People don’t know how to use their remote control,” he said. “And if the… This article is only available to GBA Prime Members
A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#ReadWrite Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting dan rowinski All around us, we see the building blocks of a new era. We are in the midst of a new Age of Innovation where, all of a sudden, being a geek is cool. Entrepreneurship is considered a legitimate career option and the evolution of technology makes almost anything possible. Technology that was commonplace in 2003 is, at times, barely recognizable in 2012. But that same technology created the base of what we have today; we build on what came before. It is with this in mind that we announce the next chapter of ReadWriteWeb.We are now ReadWrite. In many ways, that is both extremely exciting and kind of sad. We have a beautiful, newly designed website, a core group of highly intelligent writers and a dynamic new leader in Dan Lyons. On the other hand, the ReadWriteWeb of old is gone, along with many people that made it what it was. The founder of ReadWriteWeb, Richard MacManus, started the site as his own personal technology blog from his home in New Zealand on April 20, 2003. Richard quickly became known for his deep insight and passion about all things innovation, from the rise of Web 2.0 to the future of publishing, the Internet of Things and the new Mobile Revolution.Bringing on new talentIn a couple of years, Richard was able to hire some brilliant writers who took up the torch of championing and enlightening people on new innovations. The most prominent was Marshall Kirkpatrick, the first son of tech blogging and one of the first employees at both RWW and TechCrunch. Other great writers have crossed through ReadWriteWeb at some point or another, such as Jolie O’Dell, Sarah Perez, Frederic Lardinois, Josh Catone, Mike Melanson, Audrey Watters and countless others.Some people behind the scenes did not achieve the same type of public recognition, but were no less influential: Webmaster Jared Smith, engineer Tyler Gillies, managing editor Abraham Hyatt and former COO Sean Ammirati. We call these folks ReadWriteAlum and they were a huge part of the dynamic publication that Richard created and grew for almost 10 years. The original Read/Write Web started by Richard in 2003All of these people have come and gone from ReadWriteWeb, and each left an indelible mark on what the publication became. As we transition to ReadWrite, some people might think that the site is diminished without those people. Simply, this is not true. Just as the BlackBerry was a stepping stone to the iPhone, and the iPhone was a stepping stone to a booming mobile industry, the writers who came before us at ReadWriteWeb lend us their legacy. Today, at ReadWrite, we stand on their shoulders. RWW went red around November 2005Some things are going to change around ReadWrite. Some things are not. We will remain a core group of technology enthusiasts who champion innovation and creativity with passion, insight and analysis. We will continue to be thought leaders, helping both technology professionals and consumers make decisions. Today, we thank those who have come before us, the ones who made this great publication what it is. Special thanks to Richard and his vision. We will do our best to honor your legacy. We might have a new name, new faces and a new website, but the core passion that started with Richard in 2003 will remain. Welcome to the new ReadWrite.
A day before counting of votes polled in the general elections and the announcement of results, senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MLA from Beed and former minister Jaydutta Kshirsagar on Wednesday joined Shiv Sena in the presence of president Uddhav Thackeray at Sena Bhavan. Mr. Kshirsagar was a minister of Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) in the previous Congress-NCP government.“I had decided to quit NCP long back. I worked tirelessly for the growth of NCP in Beed, but leaders from that party blocked me and tried to stop me from working,” said Mr. Kshirsagar. The former minister added that he felt insulted within the NCP and even his workers were asking about his next move. “One can tolerate insult only up to a point, it had reached the peak in my case,” he said. Mr. Kshirsagar is said to be unhappy over the importance given to Leader of Opposition in the Council Dhananjay Munde within the NCP and his nephew Sandip Kshirsagar, who is likely to be the party’s new face in Beed Assembly constituency. The former NCP minister had campaigned for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Beed Lok Sabha constituency Preetam Munde and had also met Sena president Uddhav Thackeray in Mumbai. Since then, speculations were rife about his quitting the NCP and joining Sena. “You will never regret the decision to join Sena. The popularity of the Sena is growing and large number of committed workers are coming to the party. Till today, the Sena never attempted to make inroads at Beed, but now that you are here, you can work as per your wishes for the growth of the party,” Mr. Thackeray reportedly told Mr. Kshirsagar.Meanwhile, NCP’s chief spokesperson Nawab Malik said Mr. Kshirsagar had mentally left the party long ago and had continued to remain a member formally only to save his position as MLA.“Kshirsagar quitting the NCP will not have any bearing on the party’s prospects,” Mr. Malik said.Mocking the decision, Mr. Munde said, “He deliberately chose this day. After the scale with which NCP will win Beed, the Sena would not have allowed him to join later,” he said.
In an effort to help a large number of poor and disadvantaged students across the world achieve their dream of getting into esteemed universities, edX an online learning destination promoted by Harvard University and MIT has invited Super 30 founder Anand Kumar, to teach mathematics.About Super 30:In the year 2002, Kumar established ‘Super 30’ to help poor students seeking admission to the esteemed Indian Institute of Technology (IITs). It offers free IIT entrance coaching to selected 30 meritorious students, who belong to financially weaker sections of the society.(Read: Super 30 sets record yet again with 28 students clearing JEE advance examination)Why did edX chose Kumar?According to MIT professor Anant Agarwal’s letter to Kumar since edX also offered some free courses, there were similarities between the format and purpose of edX and Super 30 in several aspects. If both the institutes could work together, a large number of students from across the world will be benefited from their association.Kumar’s reaction to the offer:Kumar, who himself had to abandon his dream of studying at Cambridge University due to financial constraints, said it was heartening that institutions like the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard were not only applauding the efforts of Super 30 but were also trying to incorporate it as a part of their system.”I am very happy that an organisation like edX is working with positive thinking about poor and disadvantage groups. I am thinking on the offer. Let’s see how I can help students from across the world,” he said, according to TOI .advertisementRead: 50 DU sports quota applicants barred from trials for invalid certificates Read: DU takes DUTA into consideration, plans to redraft ad-hoc appointments guidelinesGet latest updates on exam notifications and scholarships across India and abroad here. For more updates on education news, follow India Today Education or you can write to us at email@example.com
Just 48 hours before this weekend’s Premier League clash with Chelsea, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho appeared in a Madrid court on Friday to testify in front of a judge regarding charges surrounding tax evasion to the tune of 3.3 million euros ($3.8 million) between 2011 and 2012.The case relates to the Portuguese’s image rights when he was head coach of Real Madrid. Mourinho is alleged to have not declared taxable income of 1.6 million euros in 2011 and 1.7 million euros in 2012.In June, the 54-year-old released a statement through his agent in which he said he had settled the matter with Spain’s tax authorities – a point he reiterated upon leaving court on Friday after a brief hearing.”It’s simple. I left Spain in 2013 with the information and conviction that my situation with the tax authorities was perfectly legal. A couple of years later I was told that they opened an investigation and they told me that in order to normalise my situation I had to pay X,” Mourinho said.”I didn’t reply, I didn’t argue. I paid and I signed with the State that I’m in compliance and that the case is closed. For this I was just here for five minute(s) to tell his excellence the judge exactly what I’ve told you. Nothing else.”The judge will decide whether or not the case will proceed to trial.Spanish courts have recently cracked down on tax evasion among leading football figures, including Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid.Messi was sentenced to a 21-month suspended jail sentence and fined 2.1 million euros in 2016 for similar charges, with the jail term later replaced by an extra fine.advertisementIn July, Ronaldo gave evidence accused of evading 14.7 million euros on his image rights between 2011 and 2014 and the judge is still to decide whether or not to proceed with the case.