Emergency services attending scene of collision on main Letterkenny to Ballybofey road

first_img Google+ Emergency services attending scene of collision on main Letterkenny to Ballybofey road Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleWater restored again to Quigley’s PointNext articleSSE Airtricity League: Finn Harps v Dundalk live on RTE on sat. 7th Oct. with a 5pm kick off News Highland Emergency services are currently attending the scene of a road traffic collision on the main Letterkenny to Ballybofey road.It is believed that the collision occurred near Lurgybrack National School earlier this afternoon.The road remains open however, traffic delays are expected. WhatsApp Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme center_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – September 29, 2017 Facebook Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Facebook Pinterestlast_img read more

IAAF delegation in Uganda ahead of 2017 World cross country

first_imgOn Monday, Ssekandi unveiled the Local Organizing Committee for the 41st IAAF WXCC Kampala 2017.The global cross-country in March 2017 will mark a decade since it was last staged in Africa and will be the first time an IAAF World Athletics Series event to be held in Uganda. Ssekandi, ministers Alupo and Bakabulindi, launch the Uganda committee. PHOTO BY KCCAA team from the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) delegation is in Uganda to confirm preparations for the World Cross Country Championships that will be held in Kampala yesterday.The IAAF team will visit the official venue and hotels that will accommodate the world’s top athletics teams like Kenya, Russia, USA and Ethiopia.“We are happy to host the delegation and Uganda is prepared to host the international event at Kololo. We have decided to fund activities in a way to promote our country,” Vice President Edward Ssekandi said after the team visited him. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Donegal County Board begin search for full-time GAA Marketing Manager

first_imgIt has been revealed that The Donegal County Board has begun its recruitment drive in search for a full-time GAA Marketing Manager. The first-round of interviews have taken place, and a second round of interviews are due to take place next week.The first set of interviews were conducted in Croke Park. A Commercial and Marketing manager is needed in order to increase the county board’s finances through sponsorship – or other commercial sources they can find.The cost of running inter-county  teams are increasing every year, and there’s a feeling that in order to compete with Dublin, the move is a necessary step for Donegal.Traditionalists see it as another indicator that the GAA is moving from its traditional values which is based on volunteerism.A number of other counties have already appointed Marketing Manager’s for the forthcoming season. What are you views on this? Does Donegal need to appoint a full-time GAA Marketing Manager? Donegal County Board begin search for full-time GAA Marketing Manager was last modified: November 10th, 2016 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:CommercialCroke ParkGAAMarketing ManagernewsProcessrecruitmentRoleSportlast_img read more

Celebrating Soweto’s heritage

first_imgRay Maota Members of the Mpanza family, withEric Itzkin, the deputy director ofimmovable heritage in the provinceat the unveiling of the plague showingthe house is a Provincial Heritage Site. James “Sofasonke” Mpanza led20 000 homeless people to occupyvacant council land due toovercrowding in Orlando. This led tothe formation of Soweto.(Images: Ray Maota)MEDIA CONTACTS• Tshenolo MokgeleJames Mpanza Legacy Foundation+27 11 935 7483 / +27 84 715 3896The home of one of Soweto’s founding fathers, James “Sofasonke” Mpanza, has been declared a formally protected provincial heritage site, entrenching his legacy as a man who changed history.The declaration was made official on 24 September 2011, which is Heritage Day in South Africa.The James Mpanza Legacy Foundation along with the City of Joburg worked in tandem to bring the house’s status to the level of those belonging to other famous Sowetans like Nelson Mandela and the Archbishop Emeritus Tutu, who lived on the famous Vilakazi Street in Orlando West.Although Mpanza has passed away, his home at 957 Phiyela Street in Orlando East is still owned by his family. They received their title deed to the house in 2010.The people of Orlando would gather at the home to bring their grievances to Mpanza, who was the leader of the Sofasonke Party – the first civic movement in the country.Present at the declaration where Godfrey Gxowa, a shareholder at Moroka Swallows football club; Khabisi Mosunkutu, former MEC of Agriculture, Conservation and Environment in Gauteng; as well as Eric Itzkin, the deputy director of immovable heritage in the province.Orlando East councillor Sechaba Khumalo said: “I’d like to thank these young revolutioneries of the Mpanza Foundation for making sure this day has finally materialised.“Without the late Mr Mpanza, there would be no Soweto.”According to Gxowa, Mpanza was responsible for setting up the longest standing derby in South African football between Orlando Pirates and Moroka Swallows.“How fitting it is that we celebrate a great man on the day South Africans celebrate their heritage. Mpanza was an activist who laid the foundation for civic struggles,” said Mosunkutu.Mosunkutu added that when Mpanza forcibly took council land to relieve overcrowding in Orlando, he set up the land redistribution debate, which still rages on today.The father of SowetoMpanza was born in 1889 in Georgedale, in KwaZulu-Natal, and was schooled in Amanzimtoti.He was imprisoned when he was in his 20’s for burning an Indian merchant inside his shop after allegations that the man was abusing black women.Mpanza was sentenced to death and imprisoned at Pretoria Central Prison while awaiting execution.During his time in prison he converted to Christianity and wrote a book called The Christian Pathways.He was pardoned by the visiting Duke of Kent in 1927 after being imprisoned for nine years.Mpanza was granted clemency after writing a letter to the British royal.After his release Mpanza settled in Bertrams, in eastern Johannesburg, until he was moved to Orlando. At that time it was a farm in south-west Johannesburg and named after Orlando Leak, the first administrator of the township.Moving to Orlando changes historyDue to the Urban Areas Act, which prevented black South Africans from owning houses or land in the city, Orlando quickly became over-crowded.As a member of the Orlando Advisory Board, Mpanza appealed to the then minister of native affairs for adequate housing, but he was unsuccessful.In 1944 he decided to actively address the situation on his own by leading a group of 20 000 homeless people to a vacant land next to the Klip River and set up a squatter camp there.The new settlement was called Masakeng, after the sack material used to build the informal houses.Mpanza separated the site into four blocks and administered them without assistance from the authorities.Legislation was passed later in 1944 to remove the squatters, and this resulted in a violent confrontation and two deaths.In 1945 Robert Oppenheimer loaned the city R6-million (now equivalent to US$758 000) to provide adequate housing to the squatters at a site in Jabavu. This marked the start of Soweto, now one of the most famous townships in the world.Human rights campaignerIt was this fight for decent housing, sanitation and basic human rights that secured a place for Mpanza in South African history.His Sofasonke Party addressed problems the people of Orlando had with authority and with each other.Mpanza’s display of courage in defying authority led to Orlando residents nicknaming their local football team Orlando Pirates, “Ezimnyama nge nkane ezi ka Maghebula”.“Ezimnyama nge nkane” refers to the team’s kit, while “ezi ka Maghebula” refers to Mpanza for forcibly taking council land.Mpanza passed away in 1970.“There are many activists in an epoch, but only nature makes activists who touch the lives of so many people and change history – and Mpanza was one of them,” Mosunkutu said.last_img read more

Why Twitter Needs Its Own Messaging App

first_imgA Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Twitter is the social application I use the most. I check it as soon as I wake up in the morning, whenever I have a free moment while riding the bus or in line at a coffee shop, and when news breaks. I rely on it heavily for news and information, as well as predictable snark from fellow journalists.When I spend time on Twitter, I’m either posting or reading public updates. Very rarely do I use it to send direct messages, as Twitter calls its one-to-one private messages, mostly because it’s a feature buried within an app that’s geared for news consumption, not private communication.If Twitter rebooted its direct-messaging system and turned it into a standalone app, like Facebook has done with Facebook Messenger, I would gladly use it as a mobile messenger. Right now, most conversations I have with people via direct message always end with, “Here, text me, that will just be easier.”Twitter has made a handful of changes in recent months to improve direct messages, including adding the ability to send photos in messages. After a period when the messaging feature was all but hidden, the company has put an increased emphasis on private messaging, and there were rumors last year that the company is working on a private messaging client to compete with apps like WhatsApp. So far, though, nothing has materialized.Twitter CEO Dick Costolo recently dropped hints about improved messaging features in the company’s most recent quarterly earnings call, suggesting that the company was exploring ways to share updates privately with a small group of people. That would be great, too—if the company first took care of the basic problems with its existing messaging tools.Messaging Is Overtaking SocialGone are the days when oversharing with hundreds of friends was the most popular way to spend time online. As people become more concerned about privacy—and as messaging startups continue to pop up with unique features designed for chatting—more people are choosing to share information privately.See Also: The 10 Most Popular Mobile Messaging Apps In The WorldThe “ephemeral” messaging startup Snapchat exploded into popularity among teens with its disappearing photos. Other social networks, most notably Facebook, struggled to catch up. Facebook’s Snapchat clone, Poke, failed miserably, and to add insult to injury, Snapchat reportedly rebuffed Facebook’s $3 billion acquisition offer.As we’ve since learned, Snapchat messages don’t actually disappear—but the idea of disappearing messages which can’t be held up to public scrutiny has taken hold. And that’s a problem for Twitter, whose dominant mode of sharing is public.Nothing encapsulates the rising trend in mobile messaging quite like Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp—the world’s most popular messaging application—for $19 billion. Although Facebook has its own mobile messenger which it’s been focused on growing, buying WhatsApp was a testament to people’s switch from social networks to messaging apps.It’s time for Twitter to get on board.A Flawed Messaging SystemTwitter’s direct messages are frustrating. You can’t send links to the majority of websites. The character limit is set at 140—even shorter than a traditional text message. And if you send more than 250 messages a day, you can end up in Twitter jail. All of these limitations are arbitrary results of Twitter’s architecture, not elegant product decisions based on user needs.Last fall, Twitter made it impossible to send links in direct messages. The company claimed it was a technical issue with URLs sent in direct messages at the time. But if it’s a glitch, it’s still not fixed: Users still can’t send links via DM. There are a few sites that are approved for inclusion, like twitter.com and facebook.com, but others, like personal websites and even major news sites, don’t work. Twitter’s restriction of inboxes was likely an attempt to keep spammy messages to a minimum. While it did eliminate unwanted messages—I haven’t received a spammy DM since Twitter blocked links—I’ve been increasingly frustrated every time I try to share a link with a friend. Users can send messages from both Twitter’s mobile app and Twitter.com, but often notifications are out of date between versions. On the Web, I receive messages well after I’ve already read them on mobile, and frequently there is a notification alert above the mail icon on my Twitter homepage alerting me to a message I’ve already read. Fail Me Once, Shame On YouThen there are those legendary “DM fails.”One benefit of Twitter creating a messenger application might be to put an end, once and for all, to Twitter scandals where the sender claims they goofed and tried to send a direct message—an idea now so common it inspired a plot point in Jon Favreau’s new movie Chef.The notion of a direct-message mistake, or “DM fail,” is becoming dated. DM fails happened more frequently when people used Twitter via text message or third-party clients and replied to someone with an “@” instead of a “D” in front of their username—remember Rep. Anthony Weiner’s epic mishap? Now that people regularly use the Twitter app or Twitter on the Web, these DM fails are pretty hard to do, but people are still using the excuse when caught writing inappropriate tweets. An overhauled messaging system would not only improve the Twitter experience, but it would also be a way to attract more users, and keep them on the service. Twitter has struggled to evangelize its services to the masses, and is taking steps to appeal to a larger audience by simplifying its services. A standalone messaging app could do just that.And separating the idea of public and private communications would go far to simplify what Twitter means. Foursquare just did something similar in unbundling its location-broadcasting and city-guide features into separate apps.In the meantime, I’ll just have to keep giving out my phone number to Twitter friends. Or I’ll tell them to message me on Facebook. Image by threesisters selena larson Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Tags:#Direct Messages#Direct Messaging#Facebook#Messages#messaging#private messages#Snapchat#twitter#whatsapp center_img Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Related Posts last_img read more

Wayne Rooney suffers knee injury, out of action for eight weeks

first_imgManchester United manager Louis van Gaal said Wednesday that Wayne Rooney has sustained a knee injury and that there is no timeframe for the England striker’s return.Rooney was absent from the 18-man squad named by United for the Europa League match with FC Midtjylland in Denmark on Thursday. (Zlatan Ibrahimovic headed to Manchester United?) As for the forward’s return, Van Gaal said: “It’s difficult to say, but he’s injured in the game versus Sunderland (on Saturday) and has a knee problem. We have to wait and see how long that takes. I cannot say.”He scores a lot of goals so he is very important for us. We know that but we have to cope with that… Everybody can be injured and also the captain can be injured.” (Also read:Jose Mourinho set to sign three-year deal with Manchester United) British media reports said the 30-year-old Rooney, who has scored seven goals in his last nine games for United, could be sidelined for six to eight weeks.A lengthy absence would not only be a major blow to United’s hope of finishing in the Champions League places, but would also disrupt England’s preparations for the European Championship in France from June 10-July 10. (Man United need to win at least one trophy to save season: Rooney)United is currently fifth in the Premier League, six points adrift of fourth-placed Manchester City with 12 rounds of top-flight fixtures to go.To prepare for Euro 2016, England has a double-header of international friendlies next month against Germany and the Netherlands.advertisementRooney has netted three times in four appearances for England this season, and is United’s top scorer this term with 14 goals in all competitions.last_img read more

10 months agoMan Utd boss Solskjaer: De Gea save best I’ve ever seen

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd boss Solskjaer: De Gea save best I’ve ever seenby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hailed David de Gea’s wonder save for victory over Huddersfield.United won 3-1, though De Gea’s intervention came at a crucial moment.Solskjaer said, “The result was great. Obviously, you win the game and get three points. I think we started off slowly and maybe [it was] the whole occasion, we took one touch too many, we didn’t create too many chances early on but, after we got the first goal, I think we settled down, we passed it quicker. “There was a period just before half-time when you thought we would get the second here and it will be game over. In the second half, the first seven or eight minutes, I think we struggled then David’s save was the key moment for us. “You know every team, whatever game you are playing, if you are at home or away, they will get a chance because there is quality in all Premier League teams and that save must be one of the best I have seen – probably the best.” last_img read more

24 days agoSon of AC Milan director Boban slams coach Giampaolo

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Son of AC Milan director Boban slams coach Giampaoloby Carlos Volcano24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe son of AC Milan director Zvonimir Boban has slammed coach Marco Giampaolo.Giampaolo is under huge pressure at Milan after defeat to Fiorentina – marking the club’s worst start to a season in 30 years.And Rafael Boban has added to the speculation by taking to social media today.”Milan,” he wrote in his stories on ‘Instagram’, “has many quality players, the problem is the coach.”Boban Jr went onto praise the qualities of former Milan coach Max Allegri, now a free agent after leaving Juventus. last_img read more