Councillors call on women to come out and defend rural Ireland

first_img NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Newsx Adverts WhatsApp Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Google+ Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Pinterest Google+center_img Councillors call on women to come out and defend rural Ireland Previous articleLetterkenny man jailed for 10 years by Cavan court on drugs chargesNext articleSoccer – Derry With Important Away Goal In Linfield Tie News Highland Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsApp Facebook 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today By News Highland – March 7, 2012 Pinterest Two of Donegal’s women County Councillors have called on women in Donegal to get empowered and to come out and defend rural Ireland.Councillors, Cora Harvey and Maire Therese Gallagher made the call ahead of international women’s day which is tomorrow.They are calling on more women to come out behind any local campaigns to defend rural Ireland, regardless of their political persuasion.Councillor Harvey added that together they can make a difference:[podcast][/podcast] Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more

Students celebrate Chinese New Year with performances, traditional food

first_imgProfessors and students showcased their talents during the Chinese program’s annual Chinese New Year Celebration on Friday in the LaFortune Student Center, including story telling, performances and games.Visiting assistant professional specialist in the East Asian Languages and Culture Department Wei Wang, who helped to plan the event, said the goal of the celebration was to commemorate the most important Chinese festival and cultivate students’ cultural awareness of the holiday, the tradition and the history behind it.“[The event was] an opportunity for our students to show their talent in Chinese, ignite their peers’ interest, meet and make friends with other Chinese students and communicate with instructors outside the classroom,” she said.Another purpose for the celebration was to allow students from higher-level Chinese courses to be role models for the beginners, Wang said.“The overarching theme was to unify the students and instructors, which will further improve cooperation and team spirit for the instructors,” she said.The opening video was a compilation of professors and students giving their best wishes for the Lunar New Year, followed by duets, dances and comedic skits. Seniors Eric Brumleve and Diana Xu told the story of the Lunar New Year and the origins of the traditions. Freshman Kelia Li and sophomore Nathan Troscinski sang the Mandarin Chinese adaptation of the song “Let It Go” from the Disney movie “Frozen.”Three level-based choruses performed throughout the celebration, consisting of Chinese language students of various levels.Wang said almost all of the students learning Chinese actively participated in the event, whether singing in the choruses or participating in the games such as Chinese Charades and Ping-Pong Relay. Ho Ping House provided catering services for the entrees and Oriental Market provided the Chinese snacks, Wang said.Sophomore Lucy Du does not take Chinese but she said she has a Chinese background.“I’m really happy they planned this,” Du said. “It’s hard being away from home during Lunar New Year’s. This celebration reminded me somewhat of home and it’s comforting.”last_img read more

Trump’s media pugilist Kellyanne Conway steps down

first_imgKellyanne Conway, a long-serving advisor to President Donald Trump known for sparring with reporters, announced Sunday she will step down to focus on her family.Conway, 53, has been at Trump’s side since day one, managing his 2016 campaign that catapulted the reality TV star into the world’s most powerful office.But the past four years of singular loyalty to Trump, including defending him on TV and with informal “gaggles” with the press, have taken a toll. Topics : Her husband, prominent Washington lawyer George Conway, is one of Twitter’s most prolific Trump critics, repeatedly and loudly questioning the president’s mental fitness for office.Also, Conway’s 15-year-old daughter Claudia wrote on Twitter Saturday that she was “devastated” that her mother would speak at the Republican convention, and pledged to seek legal emancipation “due to years of childhood trauma and abuse”.Less than 24 hours later, Kellyanne Conway tweeted a statement that closes by saying: “For now, and for my beloved children, it will be less drama, more mama”.Conway said she would step down by the end of the month and that her husband George would also be making some changes.center_img “We disagree about plenty but we are united on what matters most: the kids,” she wrote.Conway has become both famous and notorious for sparring with the media, often by finding a way to change the topic, turn the question back on the reporter, or merely complain.All of which did with a flamboyant fashion sense — snake-skin pattern dress one day, a bright red one the next — standing out in an often-gray city.Her work led her at one point to be depicted on the long-running US comedy show Saturday Night Live as “Kellywise”, a spoof of the murderous, sewer-dwelling clown from horror novel and film “It”.Conway also stuck out her White House role while a parade of other aides were forced out, quit or left in humiliation.Conway, a lawyer and pollster by training, said her departure was her call.”This is completely my choice and my voice. In time, I will announce future plans.”last_img read more

QPR-bound M’Vila eyes future move to United, Chelsea or Arsenal

first_imgMidfielder Yann M’Vila has been told he can make a name for himself in the Premier League by joining QPR and then secure a move to a big club.Arsenal have been linked with the 22-year-old France international but did not make an offer to Rennes, who have been interested in selling him for some time.But Loftus Road boss Harry Redknapp convinced M’Vila that joining Rangers would boost his chances of attracting attention from the Gunners and the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea.Redknapp explained: “I told him that he could come here and be a good player, and if he does well, in 18 months he could get a move to United, or Arsenal or Chelsea if that is what he’s looking for.“In the meantime he can come here and we’ll put him on the stage and show what he can do.“If we can build a team then hopefully he will stay with us. If not he will put himself on the stage for bigger things.”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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Andre Iguodala replaces LeBron James … on NBAPA board

first_imgMeanwhile, another Warrior will be exiting the committee as Stephen Curry’s term has ended.NBPA First Vice President: Andre Iguodala Andre Iguodala, who has excelled in a secondary role during the Warriors’ three NBA championship runs, is now second in charge among players in the NBA Players Association.Iguodala will replace LeBron James after being voted in as the first vice president of the NBAPA’s Executive Committee, it was announced Monday. Previously serving as a Vice …last_img read more

21 days agoArsenal hero Podolski mocks Spurs with Gnabry nomination

first_imgArsenal hero Podolski mocks Spurs with Gnabry nominationby Paul Vegas21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal hero Lukas Podolski enjoyed a dig at Tottenham by claiming Serge Gnabry should be the Gunners’ player of the month.Former Arsenal youngster Gnabry bagged four as he returned to north London to take on his former side’s biggest rivals, Spurs.The four goals of strikes helped complete an staggering 7-2 victory for Bayern Munich at White Hart Lane.On Thursday evening, Arsenal tweeted a pole for their player of the month for September – and Podolski came back with a cheeky response, reports the Mirror.Matteo Guendouzi, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Calum Chambers and Emiliano MartInez were listed by Arsenal as the nominees.But Podolski had other ideas – and replied to the tweet with a GIF video of Gnabry waving. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement It’s not a farewell, just a happy/sad “see ya soon.” But it’s still going to feel pretty weird when it finally sinks in, after Canada Day, that the beloved Toronto live venue Massey Hall will really, truly not be opening its doors again for at least two years.Sunday’s farewell show will be the last of three sold-out performances by seasoned Massey veteran Gordon Lightfoot, who’s already trod the boards in that storied, 124-year-old concert hall at least 166 times in his 79 years on this planet. After a staff party planned for July 3 — during which Deane Cameron, CEO of the Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall, promises “you can be sure anyone who plays any kind of music will be up on that stage” — the tear-down begins towards a massive “revitalization” project that will include the restoration of 100 stained-glass windows ringing the theatre, the installation of removable seating on the floor, expansion of the downstairs Centuries lounge to create a secondary live venue beneath the main hall, and construction of a seven-storey tower to the south of the original building that will feature yet another 500-capacity live venue on the fourth floor. The plan is to reopen in the fall of 2020.As we prepare to bid temporary adieu to one of the cornerstones of our city’s endlessly lively music scene, the Star asked Canadian musicians who have been fortunate enough to play Massey Hall to share fond memories of the favourite shows they’ve seen and/or played there over the years. Unsurprisingly, we got a lot of enthusiastic responses. Twitter Facebook Login/Register With:center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Uber used tech tool to shield data from police outside US

This Wednesday, June 21, 2017, file photo shows the building that houses the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco. A published report says Uber used technology during police raids outside the U.S. to keep company information from law enforcement. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File) Citation: Uber used tech tool to shield data from police outside US (2018, January 11) retrieved 18 July 2019 from Uber spokeswoman Melanie Ensign said this tool—no longer in use—could lock computers and smartphones and change passwords remotely from the company’s headquarters in San Francisco.Bloomberg reported Thursday that Uber used the tool, known as Ripley, from spring 2015 until late 2016 in several cities, including Paris, Hong Kong, Brussels, Amsterdam and Montreal.Bloomberg said some Uber employees felt the system hindered legitimate investigations, while some people believed its use was justified when police didn’t come with warrants or specific-enough data requests.The use of this tool raises questions for Uber because the company has in the past used a phony version of its app to thwart authorities. The “Greyball” software identified regulators who were trying to hail a ride in an attempt to collect evidence of local law-breaking. Those rides would be canceled or never arrive. It has also been reported that the Justice Department was investigating whether Uber illegally used software to track drivers of its rival Lyft.Bloomberg reported that authorities in Montreal were seeking evidence in May 2015 that Uber had violated tax laws. Uber’s use of Ripley meant they didn’t get any information, but Uber cooperated with a second search warrant and agreed to collect provincial taxes for each ride, Bloomberg said.Ensign said the company shut down Ripley in 2016 because it didn’t work well.She said Uber now has a tool called ULocker that can remotely lock and encrypt devices. Ensign could not immediately say if Uber has used that to protect data from law enforcement as well. But she said Uber’s guidance to employees bars use of the tool where it isn’t legal.In a statement, Uber said this security tool is similar to those used by other companies and gives Uber a way to block access to data when an employee loses a device. The company said its policy is to cooperate with “all valid searches and requests for data.”The ride-hailing service had a scandal-ridden 2017 that included lawsuits, government probes, the revelation of a significant sexual-harassment problem and the disclosure of a cover-up of a hack that stole personal information of 57 million passengers and 600,000 drivers. The company’s hard-charging CEO, Travis Kalanick, resigned in June and was replaced in August by the former CEO of Expedia, Dara Khosrowshahi. Explore further The ride-sharing company Uber confirmed Thursday that it had technology to shield company data when law enforcement raided its offices outside the U.S. Uber taps Barney Harford as COO This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. read more