Gardai at scene of crash between cement truck and car in Letterkenny

first_imgEmergency services are attending the scene of a collision on the Pearse Road area of Letterkenny.The accident occurred at around 2.30pm today (Wednesday) between a car and a cement truck.No injuries have been reported. Motorists are advised to expect delays if travelling through the area.Gardai at scene of crash between cement truck and car in Letterkenny was last modified: May 3rd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:car crashletterkennyPearse Roadlast_img read more

SAB’s R6bn empowerment deal

first_imgThe bottling section of South African Breweries’ plant in Alrode, Johannesburg. (Image: Chris Kirchhoff,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. For more free photos, visit the image library.)MediaClubSouthAfrica.com reporterMultinational brewing giant SABMiller has announced a major black economic empowerment deal that will see local subsidiary South African Breweries (SAB) transfer some 10% of its value, worth about R6-billion (US$750-million), to black participants.These will include SAB employees, black-owned liquor retailers – both those licensed to sell alcohol and those in the process of applying for a licence – as well as black-owned companies that are customers of ABI, SAB’s soft-drink division, and the broader black South African community.The deal, announced yesterday, is expected to cost the company about R1.8-billion ($220-million).“There are three innovative and distinctive features of this transaction,” Graham Mackay, chief executive of SABMiller plc, said in a statement. “Firstly, the transaction places no reliance on external bank funding, and requires only a relatively small and hence affordable cash investment from retail participants.“Secondly, a meaningful dividend stream is expected to be paid to all participants for the whole of the 10-year transaction period, thereby delivering a significant economic benefit from the first year.“Thirdly, the transaction aims to benefit the stakeholders who have made a real contribution to SAB’s success as well as the broader South African community through the SAB Foundation.”The transaction will not require any external bank funding, and will need only a small cash investment by participants who, SAB said, can expect meaningful cash dividends to be paid from the first year.At the end of the 10-year transaction period, participants will exchange their shareholdings in SAB for shares in SABMiller.One of the world’s largest brewers, SABMiller has brewing interests and distribution agreements across six continents.Its brands includes premium international beers such as Pilsner Urquell, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Miller Genuine Draft and Grolsch along with top local brands such as Aguila, Castle, Miller Lite, Snow and Tyskie.The structure of SAB’s BEE deal will see the creation of three new investment groups – an employee trust, a retailer entity and the SAB Foundation. These will each will each subscribe for new separate classes of SAB ordinary shares, allocated in the ratio of 40:40:20 respectively.The deal will significantly improve SAB’s compliance with the South African government’s BEE Codes of Good Practice.These Codes aim to reduce the entrenched inequalities caused by apartheid and increase the participation of black people in the economy. BEE is seen as a key requirement for the promotion of sustainable economic growth and social development in South Africa. For the purposes of BEE, black people are defined as African, Indian, coloured and Chinese South Africans.As only licensed retailers or those who have applied for a licence qualify, SAB hopes the deal will support the liquor-licensing process in South Africa. This would legalise an effective distribution network – South Africa’s township taverns, known as shebeens.“There are considerable socioeconomic benefits to be derived from a normalised and regulated industry in which liquor retailers, the vast majority of whom are currently unlicensed, are formally incorporated into the economy and liquor industry,” the company said.The precise terms of the transaction are expected to be finalised after the November release of SABMiller’s interim results for the six months ending 30 September 2009. Subject to shareholder approval, it is likely to be implemented in the first half of 2010.Related articlesBlack economic empowermentSAB wins big, greens Boks Brewery spreads African reach Brewing up boutique beers SABMiller: global brewing giantUseful linksSABMiller South African Breweries Department of Trade and Industrylast_img read more

Neitsi 10pcs 18inch Colored Highlight Synthetic Clip on in Hair Extensions Purple : hey just come apart too easily. Also

first_imgEasy to put in, but must place carefully so the clip part cannot be seen through hair. Wore to a party and stayed in for the whole party which lasted for about 5 hours. Cut to the length of your hair depending on where you place them. Colour is as vibrant and bold as it is in the picture (for purple. Nice material, colour and quality, ideal for halloween. Clearly fake hair but great to brighten up boring hair. Great they worked very well 1st used anything like this and was very impressed. Neitsi 10pcs 18inch Colored Highlight Synthetic Clip on in Hair Extensions PurpleThis is for 10pcs colored synthetic clip in hair extensions.100% high quality fiber, each pack contains 10pcsWeight: 8~10g/pc(80~100g/pack); Length: 18inch (45cm).Straight hair texture can be curled and straightened to match your hair styleColors might vary on different monitor. SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2017-11-14 01:23:17Reviewed Item Neitsi 10pcs 18inch Colored Highlight Synthetic Clip on in Hair Extensions PurpleRating 2.0 / 5  stars, based on  10  reviews Clearly fake hair but great to brighten up boring hair. Omg these are amazing i love them – fast delivery and they felt soft too. For my daughters world book day clips are terrible to be fair always tip back and hair comes out alot but for the price can’t complain so i suppose they were ok. For my daughters world book day clips are terrible to be fair always tip back and hair comes out alot but for the price can’t complain so i suppose they were ok. Nice material, colour and quality, ideal for halloween. Great they worked very well 1st used anything like this and was very impressed. Easy to put in, but must place carefully so the clip part cannot be seen through hair. Wore to a party and stayed in for the whole party which lasted for about 5 hours. Cut to the length of your hair depending on where you place them. Colour is as vibrant and bold as it is in the picture (for purple. Omg these are amazing i love them – fast delivery and they felt soft too. center_img Posted on November 14, 2017Author Nathalie DuboisCategories HairpiecesTags Neitsilast_img read more

Why we badly need standardization to advance IoT

first_imgFollow the Puck Tags:#Apple#featured#ifttt#Internet of Things#IoT#standards#top Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Related Posts Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Shahid Mansuri Co-founded Peerbits & Yelowsoft, one of the leading mobile app development company USA, in 2011. His visionary leadership and flamboyant management style have yield fruitful results for the company. He believes in sharing his strong knowledge base with leaned concentration on entrepreneurship and business. Being an avid nature lover, he likes to flaunt his pajamas on beach during the vacations. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Shahid Mansuri What IoT promises is that all of your boring “things” like refrigerators, ACs, light bulbs, microwave ovens, washing machines, even cars will become “smart connected devices” and will be able to talk to each other using some sort of technology like Bluetooth, infrared, WiFi and more. Also, the concept of Iot-enabled smart cities using mobile apps has raised our standard of living.What will it do besides making us lazier? Well, a quick glance at a handy list of IoT devices available in the market today will give you some idea of what can be done using these new age devices. If you look carefully, you will notice that there are a whole lot of different companies making these hardware devices. See also: How the lack of interoperability standards could be killing IoTA lot of these companies have apps which enable the user to interact with the hardware and they all use a different technology or platform. There is no IoT standard established yet and of the companies which do make IoT products, most would choose anything they would feel comfortable with.While there is no body which is responsible for setting up IoT standards there are some groups which have tried to tackle the standardization issue. Even professional organizations like IEEE has tried to help by providing a list of IoT standards. Although there has been some agreement lately between companies to form an Alliance and agree on common standards and technology for IoT,  there are competitors and no universal body has formed yet.What is the issue with a lack of standards?For starters, the devices won’t simply plug & play and would need additional software, drivers of more time before they can start functioning. They won’t play nice with each other because of competing standards and a lot of complexity would arise for the end user. Apple tried its bit to connect these devices with HomeKit where it enabled a lot of partners to integrate APIs to make things easier for the end user. By enabling every manufacturer to integrate with iOS, they can be controlled from a single app instead of multiple apps and the end user doesn’t have to worry about competing standards or any other complexities.Also, the manufacturers will be able to sell the hardware easily once they are compliant to global standards and integrate with popular services like IFTTT. The unified protocols will help manufacturers to save costs and other resources in developing their hardware and supporting software and speed up the manufacturing process. In short, unified standards will push IoT development further and will be a boon for both manufacturers and consumers. The ecosystem will develop faster and we would see a lot of innovative ideas and integrations coming to fruition sooner.  Its high time the bigger industry players realize this and agree on focusing their energy at standardization to push the industry forward on the right track.last_img read more

Port of San Diego job fair and economic impact report

first_img KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsCommissioner Rafael Castellanos join Good Morning San Diego to discuss the upcoming job fair for the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal construction projects and he will also talk about the economic impact report recently released.The event is scheduled for Thursday, March 14, 2019 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in room 101 at the San Diego Continuing Education Center.According to the Port of San Diego’s economic impact report in 2017, the Port’s overall economic impact on the San Diego County region was $9.4 billion, a 13 percent increase over two years, and a 22 percent increase over four years. There were more than 44,300 jobs on the Port’s waterfront, including shipbuilding and cargo handling, tourism and hospitality jobs. Through a multiplier effect, approximately one in 30 San Diego County jobs were generated by the Port.View the complete 2017 Economic Impact Report by clicking here. March 13, 2019 Posted: March 13, 2019 Port of San Diego job fair and economic impact report KUSI Newsroom Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

March for Our Schools Rallies for Adequate Funding and Equal Opportunities

first_imgBy Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, mgreen@afro.comMaryland leaders, teachers, parents and students rallied in Annapolis to advocate for adequate funding for schools and to ensure that all students in each district have access to proper education and tools necessary for learning at the March for Our Schools on March 11.According to the March for Our Schools website, Maryland public schools are underfunded by $2.9 billion annually, which averages to about $2 million per institution.Maryland leaders, teachers, parents and students rallied in Annapolis to advocate for adequate funding in schools.  In this photo, Prince George’s County Council member Tom Dernoga and Board of Education member Edward Burroughs pose with Benjamin Tasker student Shelemiah Griffiths-Johnson. (Courtesy Photo)“Our kids can’t wait. Students, educators, and schools deserve better.  So on March 11 we’re marching to make sure that every student in every neighborhood has a great public school and an equal opportunity for success,” the March for Our Schools website explained.Some of the more specific issues that marchers hope to address from taking action include: “Better pay for educators. More school staff, including counselors and psychologists. Universal pre-kindergarten and expanded career technical education. Adequate and equitable funding for all of our schools,” March for Our Schools wrote.According to NBC4 News, many leading Democrats are asking for $1 billion in the state budget over the next two years, with much of the money being allotted for Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS).There were several leaders, students, parents and teachers participating from Prince George’s County.Parkdale High School’s publication, Parkdale Paw Print, tweeted a video of representatives from the school chanting, “We want funding.”Andrea Chavez, a student at Oxon Hill Middle School spoke at the rally and was featured on NBC4 News.“The number of the students receiving special education services has only increased noticeably.  We need to increase funding supporting these students, because right now, it’s not enough,” Chavez said during the rally.Prince George’s County School Board Chair Dr. Alvin Thornton spoke specifically about equal funding when interviewed on ABC7 News about the March for Our Schools.“Our children are a result of where the mail is sent,” Thornton said. “Those in low-income communities are around inexpensive, less valuable property- receive one level of education.  Those on the other end of it receive better education.  You don’t get equal citizenship under that.  Democracy is undermined.  If we fund equally across the board, we get good citizens.”last_img read more

Flying silent seeing more unmanned Silent Falcon makes debut

first_img More information: www.auvsi.org/news/www.silentfalconuas.com/News.html (Phys.org) — Silent Falcon UAS Technologies of Albuquerque, New Mexico earlier this week took the wraps off the solar-powered Silent Falcon. The Silent Falcon is designed to be a man-portable small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) for long-duration surveillance and reconnaissance. It is light enough to be carried and hand launched, while rocket launching is an option. It has a top speed of 112 km/h. and an operational flying altitude from 100 feet (30.5 m) to 20,000 feet (6096 m) and a range of 25 km (15.5 mi). Lt. Gen. Mary Legere of the U.S. Army said UAS would continue to be essential enablers for the Army but their capabilities and operability must evolve. Legere said she would like to see multi-intelligence payloads for UAS and plug and play, “iPad easy” controls for soldiers who use the systems. The system was built in collaboration with Bye Aerospace, which provided research and engineering support. Shown at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) conference in Las Vegas, one of the promotional talking points was its ability to provide superior imagery and data at higher altitudes of lengthy flight endurance missions. The Silent Falcon carries an electro-optical imaging system called FalconVision with night vision capability, a laser pointer, an onboard HD video processor, all inertially stabilized. The system can identify and track targets and perform geo-location and geo-tracking operations. Another feature is that the Silent Falcon is modular. Three interchangeable wing configurations are provided so that the Silent Falcon can adapt to mission endurance requirements. The company’s products target several markets — defense, domestic public safety, and private security contractors. Commercial production on the Silent Falcon starts next year.At the conference in Vegas, Vice Adm. William R. Burke, deputy chief of Naval Operations Warfare Systems for the U.S. Navy, told his audience how the Navy was changing the way it thinks about unmanned systems capabilities. Now, he says, the Navy works to evolve with the speed of technology, instead of with a traditional seven- to 15-year platform timeline. The company’s motto for this solar electric model, “Flies Silent, Flies Longer and Sees More,” is an accurate explanation of why the Silent Falcon is an attractive newcomer. The Silent Falcon’s power comes from thin film photovoltaic panels built into the wings with lithium polymer batteries for storage. Falcon has an endurance of up to 14 hours in the sky, whereas it can fly up to six hours running on battery power at night. The Silent Falcon system, built of lightweight carbon composites, is also billed as very quiet with low thermal signature to reduce detection. 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. Falcon Heavy Rocket gets unveiled by SpaceX (Update) © 2012 Phys.org Citation: Flying silent, seeing more, unmanned Silent Falcon makes debut (2012, August 13) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-08-silent-unmanned-falcon-debut.html Explore furtherlast_img read more