Council falls silent in memory of the late Dessie Larkin

first_imgThe Donegal County Council chamber in Lifford fell silent this morning to honour the late Dessie Larkin, who passed away a week ago today.Tributes were paid to the former councillor, council staff member and proud Letterkenny man, before a minute’s silence was held in his memory.Councillors expressed their deepest sympathies to the family of Mr Larkin, who died suddenly on Monday 18th March at the age of 48. Mr Larkin served as a councillor from 1999 – 2014. Mr Larkin’s many years of service to the council and local authority were celebrated, while members shared fondly remembered stories about his work, character and iconic traits.Cathaoirleach Seamus Ó Domhnaill led the tributes and highlighted Mr Larkin’s dedication to council and local committees.“He left quite a legacy behind him and anybody who served with him knew the wide knowledge base Dessie had. He was a source of great knowledge to all members of all political persuasions,” Cllr Ó Domhnaill said.Cllr Ciaran Brogan, on behalf of the Fianna Fáil party, said that Mr Larkin would undoubtedly be remembered as a person who made an impact in his political life. “Unfortunately he was taken from us so suddenly, but there were many things the late Cllr Larkin has left his mark on,” Cllr Brogan said.“He made no apology that he was for Letterkenny and its people,” he added.Among the cross-party tributes was Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh, who recalled Mr Larkin’s many contributions to council proceedings and his admirable habit for standing up at meetings to make his point.Letterkenny Mayor Ian McGarvey added: “If it wasn’t for the efforts of people like Dessie Larkin over the years, Letterkenny wouldn’t be what it is today.”The council was adjourned for two hours as a mark of respect for the family of Mr Larkin and for Cllr Martin Harley on the passing of his mother in law. Council falls silent in memory of the late Dessie Larkin was last modified: March 25th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

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Visit Geocaching HQ

first_imgWhether you are new to geocaching or you are about to log your 20,000th find, there’s a little something for everyone at HQ. The HQ Visitor Center is home to the famous HQ geocache, a live map showing recently logged caches around the globe, our rare trackable collection, the HQ photo booth, and the HQ shop. While you are in the Pacific Northwest, there are two other legendary caches within driving distance from HQ: For more information about visiting Geocaching HQ check out our HQ Visits site and view the video below In addition to everything inside the Visitor Center, there is also much to see in Fremont, the neighborhood of Seattle that HQ calls home. We even created a GeoTour to highlight some of our favorite spots. The HQ GeoTour leads cachers to nine geocaches within walking distance of our office. The stops on the tour range from easy Traditional Caches, to clever Multi-Caches, and a breathtaking Virtual Cache. Visitors can stop by HQ to pick up a passport for the tour and come back to receive a stamp of completion after finding all nine geocaches.  For visiting geocachers who need to stock up on geocaching gear, the HQ shop has you covered with cache maintenance supplies, Tools of the Trade, cache containers, trackables, and even Signal the Frog®! SharePrint RelatedGeocaching HQ Says Geocaching without Speaking a WordMay 11, 2015In “Community”Environmental initiatives of geocachingMarch 19, 2019In “News”The Lackey Geocoin: An Unexpected 26,000-mile, 5-Year JourneyJanuary 21, 2015In “Community” If you are a geocacher who gets excited about trackables, Geocaching HQ is the right place for you. The HQ geocache has trackables from all over the world waiting to be discovered and moved along on their journey, as well as space to drop off your own. Visitors can also discover over 50 rare trackables on display. This collection includes some of the earliest geocoins, trackables from popular promotions, and our rarest pieces: the two travel bugs that made it to the geocache on the International Space Station. Geocaching and traveling are natural partners, and every year cachers from around the world combine these pursuits when they travel to Seattle to visit Geocaching HQ. center_img Additionally, the HQ shop offers many items that are only available for purchase at HQ. The HQ exclusive merchandise includes apparel, pins, magnets, lanyards, and unique geocoins. The most popular items in the HQ shop are the exclusive geocoins, which make for excellent souvenirs and gifts. These include an HQ geocoin, the HQ GeoTour coin, a special coin dedicated to caching in the Northwest, and a treasure chest coin modeled after the actual HQ geocache. Project APE cache GC1169 Mission 9: Tunnel of LightThe Original Stash Tribute Plaque GCGV0P  Along with the HQ geocache, this trio of caches makes up the Trifecta: three geocaches important to the origins and early history of the game. Logging the Trifecta is one of the crowning achievements of geocaching. Many visitors plan entire trips around finding these three storied caches. If you complete the Trifecta at HQ, you can celebrate the achievement by picking up the substantial Trifecta pyramid geocoin available in the HQ Shop. Image by Honu 58 For those looking to complete The Jasmer Challenge, there are several quality vintage caches in Washington and Oregon. GCD, located on Mt. Margaret in the Snoqualmie Pass, is the oldest cache in Washington placed in June 2000. In Oregon there are GC12 and GC17, which were placed in May 2000 and July 2000 respectively. We love having visitors and we are especially excited as we near our 20th Anniversary Celebration in August 2020 when we will welcome many geocachers to Seattle. We hope to see you at HQ soon!Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

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MobileIron Shows ROI for Enterprise Mobile

first_img3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Tags:#enterprise#Products steven walling IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…center_img Related Posts After 18 months in development, MobileIron‘s virtual smartphone platform is ready for the spotlight. It’s one of the few startups that focuses solely on mobile technology for the enterprise, and with almost $9 million in venture funding, it is a serious play at giving IT a better handle on smartphones. MobileIron is not an app development shop or something specific to single devices. It’s a cross-platform tool for companies to get hard data on the use of smartphones by employees, creating a pipeline between enterprise IT behind the firewall and employees out on the job. By providing real insight into how mobile plays a part in business, MobileIron could transform how the enterprise views mobile. How It WorksMobileIron has been in beta for more than a year, but today is their public launch. To date they’ve secured nearly $9 million in funding from the likes of Sequoia Capital, Northwest Venture Partners, Storm Ventures and Big Basin Partners. Basically, it creates a bi-directional link between employee smartphones (most of which are owned by employees themselves) and enterprise activity behind the firewall. A small piece of software runs in the background of a mobile device, logging information on enterprise-related activity, all of which gets sent back to the Virtual Smartphone Platform at MobileIron. Privacy policies set exactly what is sent back to the platform and how. MobileIron then relays the information to an appliance behind the firewall, presenting IT with a window onto how smartphones are being used. In addition to control over how enterprise applications are used on smartphones, MobileIron gives companies the opportunity to make smarter decisions about spending on smartphones. Real-time usage information such as dropped calls and roaming charges can help IT make qualitative decisions on choosing carriers. What It Could AchieveResearch has made clear that businesses are spending too much on mobile and getting back far too little data on how best to use smartphones to meet their business needs. Simply put, MobileIron is one of a new class of startups seeking to provide the enterprise with the data they need to make smarter decisions and have better control over mobile devices used for business. Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

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Give us justice or we will end lives, say Jewar victims

first_img “The reports take 10-15 days. How can the police and doctors conclude they were not raped? They have gone through it, they know. In the morning, they said before the media that they would immolate themselves if the truth did not come out,” said a relative.One of the relatives, who holds a prominent position in the Bhartiya Kisan Union, said the outfit would organise a gherao in the coming days if the police and administration “try to manipulate the investigation”.On Saturday, the victims left around 2 p.m. to record their statement in front of the magistrate at the Noida court.Union Minister Mahesh Sharma visited the family. “He reassured us that culprits will be behind bars soon,” said brother of the 40-year-old who was shot dead on Thursday. Alok Rawat of the National Commission for Women too met the family members.The police have formed six-seven teams to investigate the case. “We suspect the involvement of a few gangs,” said Senior Superintendent of Police (Gautam Budh Nagar) Love Kumar.On the medical reports of the victims, a senior police officer privy to the case said, “We never said they weren’t raped. We only said that spermatozoa were not found on the vaginal swabs. For deeper examination, their clothes have been sent to FSL [Forensic Science Laboratory] in Lucknow.” Man shot dead, four women raped on Bulandshahr highway A day after the preliminary medical report of four alleged Jewar gang-rape victims ruled out sexual assault, the women threatened to immolate themselves if justice was not served.A man was shot dead and four women of a family were allegedly raped by six criminals on the Jewar-Bulandshahr highway on the intervening night of May 24 and 25.Also Readlast_img read more

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Philippines stuns Vietnam in AVC

first_imgValdez put up a personal tournament-high of 20 points to lead the Philippines while Jaja Santiago also had her best offensive game yet with 19. Aby Maraño chipped in 11 points to aid the Philippines.Tran Thi Thanh Thuy led Vietnam with 16 points while captain Nguyen Thi Ngoc Hoa added 15.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Alyssa Valdez dealt the killing blow to the 44th-ranked team in the world off a booming spike that set up the Philippines’ quarterfinals date against 2015 gold medalists Thailand.“They played inspired,” said Philippine head coach Francis Vicente of his 79th-ranked team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“What they showed there just now was the heart of a team that really wanted to win and that was the greatest thing I saw today,” said Vicente in Filipino.Aiza Maizo-Pontillas gave the Philippines the 24-20 match point but Vietnam managed to score three straight points before Valdez landed the final haymaker of the match. Read Next Japan shakes off slow start, grounds Thailand to top Pool F View comments Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chiefcenter_img Philippines’ Alyssa Valdez reacts after scoring a point against Vietnam. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOBIÑAN, Laguna—The Philippines came away with an absolute stunner in the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship taking down Vietnam, 27-25, 26-24, 17-25, 25-23, in the classification stage Monday at Alonte Sports Arena.The Filipinos improved to 1-2 in Pool E while Vietnam, the silver medalist in the 2015 Southeast Asian Games, slipped to the same record.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago MOST READ Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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10 months agoWatford boss Gracia pleased with ‘focus’ for Woking FA Cup win

first_imgWatford boss Gracia pleased with ‘focus’ for Woking FA Cup winby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford did just enough to see off FA Cup opponents Woking on Sunday.Watford captain Troy Deeney came off the substitutes’ bench to wrap up their FA Cup third-round win over non-league Woking.The Premier League outfit made hard work of seeing off their hosts, Will Hughes giving them a first-half lead before Deeney was introduced late on to secure a 2-0 victory in Surrey.Hornets boss Javi Gracia said: “Before coming we knew it would be a demanding game instead of just the difference being the levels of the teams, but the players started playing very focused, knowing what they had to do.”We scored early and we had the control. We knew, while it was only one goal, we needed to kill the game, we didn’t do it until the second half but it was a good performance.” He added: “We have a good squad. The players that played today didn’t play the last games and I know all of them are ready and, like they showed today, they are available and ready to compete.”The result is not as important. It’s more important for me to see my players in a good condition and with a good attitude today.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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23 days agoBarcelona striker Suarez: Beating Inter Milan very, very valuable

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona striker Suarez: Beating Inter Milan very, very valuableby Carlos Volcano23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLuis Suarez was delighted with Barcelona’s fight-back for their Champions League win over Inter Milan.Suarez struck twice in the 2-1 victory.”It’s a very valuable victory against a direct rival,” Suarez said afterwards.”We reacted, in some ways, to correct the errors of the first half. We knew that if we kept playing that way then we could lose.”We were patient, and this is important because we created chances.”Suarez credited Ernesto Valverde with Barcelona’s stronger second half performance and the alterations the coach made at half-time.”He told us to be more organised when pressing,” Suarez said about his boss’s half-time team talk.”That’s why we have a coach, to correct these mistakes.”It’s also a compliment to the opponent because they have very quick players and they took advantage of the space we left.” last_img read more

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Ageless AntMan Paul Rudd turns 50 and no one on Twitter believes

first_img Share your voice TV and Movies Some fans pointed out that 50 isn’t exactly 150. “Does everyone think people turn into the Crypt Keeper when they turn 30?” asked Lindsey Romain. Others pointed out he’s not the only actor who manages to stay youthful. “I’m not saying Paul Rudd doesn’t look great at 50, but I raise you with Jared Leto at 47,” wrote one Twitter user. Me learning that Paul Rudd is 50 years old pic.twitter.com/qdpaSKnhuo— Felipe Sobreiro (@therealsobreiro) April 6, 2019 HOLD UP PAUL RUDD IS FIFTY?? THIS MAN IS 50??? WHAT HOW pic.twitter.com/NaPAomWyI0— chris!! 31 ✧ 53 ✧ 161 (@itslovelychris) April 6, 2019 32 Photos Flip through 32 Marvel-ous images from this super exhibit i think paul rudd looks his age because tons of 50 year olds look that way, does everyone think people turn into the crypt keeper when they turn 30?— lindsey romain (@lindseyromain) April 7, 2019 Twitter Wait paul rudd is actually 50 afgffvgvh i thought y’all were joking omg— Syd 💜🖤 (@lesbianhawkeye) April 6, 2019 instead of saying Paul ages like fine wine I’m going to start saying wine ages like Paul Rudd pic.twitter.com/qTFm4ZXEkR— 𝐚𝐬𝐡: «𝐁𝐫𝐮𝐜𝐞 𝐁𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫» (@lokiurie) April 7, 2019center_img Okay, look. I’m not saying Paul Rudd doesn’t look great at 50, but I raise you with Jared Leto at 47. pic.twitter.com/0h5mimAhQE— Mykie (@GlamandGore) April 7, 2019 Rudd himself isn’t afraid to share his secret. “I’m 80 years old on the inside,” Rudd said at a recent event, the Chicago Tribune reports. He then pointed to his chest and continued, “In here, pure darkness — and a little moisturizer.”The ageless Rudd will be seen again in Avengers: Endgame, which comes out later this month. Post a comment Actor Paul Rudd, who plays Ant-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, turned 50 years old on Saturday. Or maybe he didn’t, because social media had a blast pointing out his superpower seemed to be never aging. Paul Rudd turning FIFTY and looking like THIS is a perfect example of how people age when they are unproblematic. pic.twitter.com/aGCbO3N1hV— 𝓪𝓁𝒾𝒶𝓈 (@itsjustanx) April 6, 2019 0 Paul Rudd is literally aging normally he’s just hot— Christine Sydelko (@csydelko) April 6, 2019 Tags Happy 50th to the ever charming, ever boyish Paul Rudd. Fifty is incidentally the number of virgins whose blood he baths in per annum. pic.twitter.com/M1nH8kA5u9— edgarwright (@edgarwright) April 6, 2019 I could play Paul Rudd’s older brother. I’m 40.— devon sawa (@DevonESawa) April 6, 2019last_img read more

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Obama To Speak At Baker Institute Tuesday Evening

first_img Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X 00:00 /00:39 Photo by Benoit Tessier/Reuters/PBS NewsHourFormer President Barack Obama will speak at Rice University’s Baker Institute tomorrow evening. Obama will share the stage with former Secretary of State James Baker at an event marking the institute’s 25th anniversary. Historian Jon Meacham will moderate the discussion.Ambassador Edward Djerejian, director of the Baker Institute, said Obama and Baker will talk about their respective experiences at the summit of power. “You know, what worked for them when they were in office? What didn’t work for them when they were in office? How did Washington work, how did Washington not work when they were in office? What are some of the issues that perhaps a bipartisan consensus can be arrived at in our current situation?” Djerejian said.The event will begin at 7:45 p.m. and will be livestreamed on the institute’s website. Sharelast_img read more

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Music in her elements

I dance for myself and not for my audience. Dance is everything for me—be it walking, talking, speaking or living,’ says Shobha Deepak Singh.Shobha started her cultural journey in 1968 when she joined Bhartiya Kala Kendra. Later, she became the first manager of Kamani auditorium. Through script writing, production and direction, she also got involved with the Bhartiya Kala Kendra. ‘I studied at Modern School and graduated in economic from Delhi University in 1963. In 1977, I completed my degree in Bachelor of Performing Arts and a decade and a half later, joined the direction course of Living Theatre, under the tutelage of the legendary E Alkazi. Here, I earned an opportunity for training in production of allied arts such as light and set design and music for plays such as Virasat, Royal Hunt of the Sun, Three Sisters, Three Greek Tragedies, A Streetcar Named Desire and Death of a Salesman. I later worked as an Assistant Director for four productions,’ she explained. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’She studied dance under the tutelage of eminent artistes including Shambhu Maharaj and Birju Maharaj and took music lessons from Biswajeet Roy Chowdhary and Amjad Ali Khan.‘Not many know that I am an ardent photographer as well. I possess a rare collection of over 1,00,000 pictures of personalities associated with the performing arts which have been extensively used by leading dailies and magazines. In 1996 and more recently in November 2003, my theatrical photographs were displayed under ‘Art Heritage’, she said. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix‘I get inspired by reading diverse subjects. Heritage architecture and daily news and happenings are my other pastimes. For me, the process of learning never stops,’ Shobha added. Rechristened as the Iron Lady of Indian Music, Shobha Deepak Singh is currently occupied with her next presentation. Titled Ramlila, she has syncronized the show. ‘I have a cross cultural approach. I have an experience of more than 40 years. Hence, the word boredom doesn’t exist in my dictionary,’ Shobha said. ‘My calendar is busy with successive events. It commences with Janmashtami, when we present ‘Krishna’, followed by Ramlila during Diwali time and then by a musical festival in the month of November,’ she added.Today, as director of the Shriram Bhartiya Kala Kendra, Shobha aspires to take it to exemplary heights.DETAILAt: Kendra Lawns,  1, Copernicus MargWhen: October 15th to November 11thTimings: 6.30 pm to 9.15 pm Phone: 41553037 read more

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