Man arrested for possession of an offensive weapon in Derry

first_img Facebook Man arrested for possession of an offensive weapon in Derry 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp A 23 year old man has been arrested for possession of an offensive weapon in Derry.The arrest follows reports of a man with a knife in the Strand Road and Laurence Hill areas of the city this afternoon. Twitter Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic center_img Previous articleDerry man returned for trial on rape chargesNext articleThe McHugh View – The Ulster Final that got away admin Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest By admin – July 20, 2015 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Dive durations in pinnipeds and seabirds

first_imgMany endothermic divers regularly exceed the theoretical limit to the duration of aerobic dives, suggesting that assumptions about either the oxygen storage capacity of tissues or the metabolic rate of divers are wrong. This study examined the frequency distributions of dive durations in five species of endothermic divers from the island of South Georgia, South Atlantic. The theoretical aerobic dive time (TADT), calculated from average field metabolic rates, was exceeded regularly by all species except the Antarctic fur seal (<6% of dives). In contrast, the gentoo penguin exceeded its TADT in 69% of dives and the elephant seal in 91%. The frequency distributions of dive durations were bimodal, most especially in the penguins, with one mode below the TADT and another above the TADT, suggesting two different physiological strategies for diving. Interspecific allometric comparisons of dive durations in endothermic divers showed that, in general, relative dive durations in seabirds were greater than in pinnipeds. Dive durations in pinnipeds scaled approximately to field metabolic rate, whereas in seabirds they scaled most closely to flipper surface area, suggesting that they may be partly limited by the rate and degree of conduction of heat to the water.last_img read more

Oriel JCR Treasurer investigated over confidentiality blunder

first_imgOriel has launched an investigation following news that the JCR Treasurer revealed the name of a student receiving money through the College Hardship fund.The details, including the name of the person and the amount received, were outlined in a JCR email about accounts sent by Treasurer James Pickering last weekend. The hardship fund is funded by all members of the JCR, which then allocates grants to students who are thought to deserve financial assistance.Pickering said, “What happened was we had a changeover of JCR Treasurer at the end of last term. I was going to distribute the accounts through an email, but before sending the email, I forgot to remove the name of the recipient of the hardship fund. When I released the accounts, the surname of the individual who received money last term was in the accounts. It was the previous Treasurer’s accounts but I mistakenly left the name in.”He added, “Naturally the day that this was released I was alerted to this fact and made an apology to the individual affected. The JCR obviously knows about this, I made an apology about it then and an email will be distributed to the JCR making an apology for this occurrence.”Oriel JCR president, Tom Callard, confirmed that the Dean and Bursar were investigating.Pickering responded, “I haven’t been alerted of this, all that we know is that a previous JCR Treasurer, Cameron Penny, threatened to tell the Dean. The President of the JCR was informed that the Dean would be told but I haven’t been contacted by either him, Mr Penny or the Dean about this. I had a meeting with the Bursar and the Accountant recently and this matter came up. Naturally, I was told to be more careful in future.”One Oriel student, who preferred to remain anonymous, said, “The JCR President seemed to think it was a small error, but if I were one of the people named, I would feel exposed and humiliated. I think they deserve at least an apology, if not to ask for the Treasurer’s resignation.” The Bursar was unavailable for Katherine HallPHOTO: Tom Wildlast_img read more

Tipp clubs advance to Munster Junior Cup last eight

first_imgThey booked their place in the next stage by defeating Waterford Hibernians 3-2 in a 5th Round tie at Ozier Park.David Grincell got the Saints’ winner in the dying stages of the game.Nenagh AFC are also through to the last eight courtesy of a 1-0 home win over Killarney Celtic.last_img

Dumboy Thicker than GB!

first_imgStriker David Paye’s double in the 6th and 41st minutes were enough to defeat Nimba 2-1 and to lift the football trophy of the 2013-2014 National County Sports Meet after 24 years at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex.Nimba’s only consolation goal came through striker Sawtee Nimely in the 57th minute.Grand Bassa led Group 1; but with the absence of its potent striker Varney Sando owing to a controversial 83th-minute red card in the match against Bong, Bassa went into the game as the underdog.Nimba was the favorite, after they humiliated Grand Gedeh in the semi-finals with goal punchers Sam Jackson, Yan Dahn and Prince Choppy.Confident Nimba, with an unbeaten record in the tournament, introduced their usual 4-4-3 pattern, but skipper Kweku Mensah’s Bassa pulled an upset their so-called frightening system, with a disciplined 4-man defense, headed by towering defender Emmanuel Gileh, while David Paye was upfront.In the end, Grand Gedeh convincingly pinned Bong to win the third place trophy. Nimba bowed to Grand Bassa for second place, and Bassa lifted the soccer trophy for the 2013-14 National County Meet.High-profile personalities cheering Grand Bassa to victory at the game were Deputy Speaker Hans M. Barchue, Senate Pro-Tempore Gbehzohgar Findley, Senator Nyonblee Karnga –Lawrence as well as Representatives Jeh Byron Browne and Gabriel Smith.For her part, the big smile on President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s face told of her unspoken joy for Bassa’s triumph. But as a twin mother, the beam was short.It can be recalled that President Sirleaf, during the reign of Julia Duncan Cassell as president of Barrolle, attended the official program of the dedication of Barrolle and her absence during the IE’s headquarters dedication indicated that Barrolle was her team.Bassa, having hosted the County Meet kick-off last month, proved that dumboy was thicker than GB.VolleyballOn Saturday Nimba County won the volleyball trophy, whipping defending champions Bomi County 3-2. The mountainous grasped the first set 25-22 points, with star player Mohammed Varney serving as the main smasher and blocker, but Coach-Player Gibson Otis Nyanneh’s Bomi rotated the score 25-19. The seesaw battle saw Nimba increased the score 25-18 in their 3rd and narrowly won the fourth set 24-26 points. In the fifth and final sets, Nimba cracked Bomi 15-12 points.Earlier, Margibi won Grand Cape Mount County, in a four-set match to clinch the 3rd place trophy. Cape Mount put on a show in the first set 25-19 points; but lost in the remaining three sets: 25-22points, 25-21 points and 26 and 24 points. The games were played at gym of the Samuel K. Doe Sports Complex.BasketballIn the Basketball edition, on Saturday, Grand Bassa dumped Bong County convincingly to win the golden gigantic trophy. The Gbehzohn boys controlled the floor by four quarters. The Gibi boys, also won the 3rd place trophy, when she flushed Bomi, 83-41 points.KickballYesterday, double kickball champs Margibi bowed to Nimba 8-7 points in the grand final. Diamondlyn Wah was awarded the ‘Best Player of the Match.’Earlier, Nimba County won third the place trophy, when she thumped Gbarpolu 2-1. Gbemee Nyumah was the ‘Best Player of the Match.’AthleticsNimba County completed the 22-events in athletics with 77 medals. The events are 100m (male and female); 200m (male and female); 400m (male and female); 800m (male and female); 1500m (male and female) and 5000m (male and female).Other events include 4x100m (male and female); 4x400m (male and female); high jump, long jump and shot put.Grand Cape Mount emerged 2nd with 37 medals, while Grand Bassa settled third with 32 points.Lucy Massaquoi from Grand Cape Mount, 19, is the Most Valuable Player. She participated in five events; won three gold medals and silver.Over crowdednessAbout 9 persons, especially females fainted on the field despite the spray of water by the Liberia Fire Service owing to the denseness of the spectators. The over crowdedness broke the wire fence, and spread to the perimeter, which was also crowded.Most fans blamed the organizer of the tournament for its inability to sell tickets per the number of seats taking into consideration the numbers of officials and staff’s access passes including players’ access.They also pointed fingers at the various security apparatus, serving as security, including Police, Immigration, AFL, Fire Service, Scout as well as Taekwondo athletes.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Steelhead LNG awards engineering contract to WorleyParsons

first_img“We’re pleased to formalize our relationship with a world leader like WorleyParsons, who contribute their tremendous LNG experience and expertise,” says Nigel Kuzemko, CEO, Steelhead LNG. “This deal is a reflection of our commitment to Huu-ay-aht citizens and British Columbia at large to investigate possible environmental impacts of the project, along with other technical and economic aspects, prior to making any decision to proceed with development.”WorleyPasons will begin the newly awarded actitvies for the proposed project immediately, including investigative field work – also said to stimulate the regional economy by using local wildlife monitors and boat charters. More specifically, the contract will encompass environmental impact assessments, preliminary front-end engineering and design, geotechnical investigation, and permitting approvals support for the project.The contract, which also includes support from Canadian-based environmental consultation group Hemmera, is the first major milestone for the proposed project since Huu-ay-aht citizens voted in favour of continuing to explore the proposed project at their People’s Assembly on November 29, 2014.“In the lead up to our People’s Assembly vote in November, and since then, our citizens identified a wide range of environmental issues that are important to them,”  Huu-ay-aht Councillor John Jack  says. “Huu-ay-aht has a strong relationship with Steelhead, and our Nation is confident that this will also be true with WorleyParsons and Hemmera. We look forward to working closely with their personnel to examine issues raised by citizens over the coming months.”- Advertisement -The proposed project, which is expected to produce 24-mtpa of LNG per year, is one of the largest proposed facilities in B.C., according to Steelhead LNG.WorleyParsons says they’re committed in creating local partnership to ensure regional employment opportunities are made available.If a Final Investment Decision is made by 2018, the LNG facility would create up to 4,000 jobs during the construction phase, another 300 – 400 full-time jobs once the plant is operational, and generate “hundreds of spin-off jobs and business opportunities” in many sectors, says Steelhead LNG. Some of these sectors they allude to include food and hospitality, security, health services and other industrial services.Advertisementlast_img read more

Demo Africa sheds light on investing in startups

first_img29 August 2016Approaching the right investors and the characteristics of a good or badinvestment were discussed in How to Get Deals Done, one of the knowledgesessions held on the first day of the Demo Africa 2016 conference in Johannesburg.At the two-day event, held at the Sandton Convention Centre on 25 and 26August, entrepreneurs and investors from all over the continent were networkingand sharing insights into the tech industry.The event was hosted by Lions Africa in collaboration with the City ofJohannesburg, the Department of Science and Technology, Google, Intel andMicrosoft.Some of the investors said: “The cheapest investment is to just bring cash.Access to business networks is another way of being part of an investment deal.”PresentationsThe organisers said that this year, 723 tech entrepreneurs from 27 Africancountries applied to be part of Demo Africa. Of these, 30 entrepreneurs werechosen to present their businesses to local and international investors at theconference.The entrepreneurs included Rodney Kuhn of Sortd., a Johannesburg companythat designed an app to help businesspeople organise their lives and work throughtheir emails.Other start-ups at the conference included Art Nigeria, an online company thatsells the work of Nigerian artists globally. This artwork can be in the form of a mug,a throw pillow, a duvet or on a frame.Mum’s Village is an online platform that gives information to pregnant womenin Kenya.Owners of all the startups were given six minutes to pitch their businesses toinvestors and judges on the two days of the conference.The judges then gave their opinions on the presentation and offered advice.Through this, the startups stood a chance to get funding for their businesses.The boot campTwo days before the conference began, 27 tech entrepreneurs took part in aboot camp hosted by Demo Africa. During this, they received coaching andmentoring on how to pitch to investors.“The Demo Africa boot camp is a continuation of an online mentoring andcoaching process we have in place for the finalists,” said Harry Hare, executivedirector of Demo Africa.The online programme ran for four weeks and was concluded with the bootcamp.The process of mentoring and coaching was vital for many of theseentrepreneurs, said Hare. “Our experience has shown us that the Demo Africafinalists are at different development and maturity levels within their businesses.“A lot of them are also technically minded rather than business-minded, so werefine them to think more about their business and what they are offering toinvestors,” he explained.Stephen Ozoigba of the African Technology Foundation was one of the mentorsat the boot camp. He said 30% of the startups in the finalists’ group were led bywomen.He encouraged the attendees to support their local startups, especially thoserun by women. “It’s important that we empower women.” The 27 Demo Africa 2016 finalists were part of a two-day boot camp withmentors. (Image: Demo Africa 2016)Advice on making dealsIn the How to Make Deals session, Ozoigba said designation was importantwhen approaching an investor. “Some cities are more favourable.”He spoke about issues that could cause an investor to stop funding a business.One of these was lack of structure, which could lead to your losing a deal with aninvestor. “It’s good to learn governance early [about how business works]. Comeinto board meetings and learn how things work.“For example, learn about what voting is in a board meeting.” At Demo Africa 2016, Stephen Ozoigba (right) of the African Technology Foundation says everyone should support their local startup. Liew Claasen (left) was also part of the discussion. (Image: Melissa Javan)It was important that owners of startups understood the legal status of theentity, said Tomi Davies of the African Business Angels Network. “Before making adeal with an investor, decide who will get the money that you will make.”Their process as investors was simple, said Liew Claasen of Newtown Partner.“You first send out the application to us. We then meet face to face if we think wewant to invest into your business. It helps us to make consistent decisions.”Mistakes some entrepreneurs made were that they did not communicate muchwith the investor after they got the capital, he said. “Post-deal communicate a loteven if you feel this person is too important and busy.“A bad investment is when [the startup] doesn’t give updates [to the investor].We must have a good relationship. Your relationship with your investor will alsosend out a message to the next investor about you.” A panel at Demo Africa in Johannesburg on 25 and 26 August 2016 on How DealsAre Done gives advice to entrepreneurs on dealing with investment partners.(Image: Melissa Javan)Other knowledge sessions included Venture Growth Strategy.Insightful eventEntrepreneurs such as Innocentia Msimango said the conference was an eye-opener for her. She is the owner of a food distribution company called Cyber MobiRoyal Kitchen. Her staff cooks food for clients, which the company then delivers.Msimango said she did not have an idea about what investors sought. “Thisinformation gives me hope.“Not only will I get capital, but heartfelt support of experience. I find itencouraging that there are people wanting to help us.”The conference gave quite refreshing insights, said Donovan Nadison of theBusiness Place Network. “The information here is about how to deal with andmanage complex small businesses support issues.“It confirms to me that South Africa is on the right track. We have expertise indealing with SMME issues that are complex… Everyone can benefit from thenetworking done here.”There were 500 attendees at the conference. The Global EntrepreneurshipCongress will be held in March 2017 in Johannesburg. One of the objectives of thisconference is to brand the City of Gold, as Joburg is known, and the whole of Africaas an investment destination.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website?See Using materiallast_img read more

Video Examples of ALL FCPX Transitions, Filters & Generators

first_imgLooking for the perfect Final Cut Pro X transition, filter or generator?  Check out these videos that demonstrate every FCPX effect.Apple has upped the ante on the number of effects they have included in Final Cut Pro X.  Although this is great for providing more options in your video editing, it can be daunting to go through and test out each of them, especially for a new FCPX editor.  Vimeo user Yordi Capó has taking the guesswork out of these effects by documenting each in action in the series of videos below.This is a great review for anyone planning to do a significant amount of editing in FCPX.  It’ll give you an idea of the effects you may want to use in your projects (some of the color effects are pretty handy) as well as those you’ll likely want to avoid (some are just too specialized or just too cheesy, sorry Apple!)Note: these are the effects included with FCPX, not 3rd party plugins.**Thanks to the excellent Final Cut Pro X user site for tipping us off to these cool demo videos**All Final Cut Pro X Transitions in under 8 minutes from Yordi CapóAll Final Cut Pro X Effects in under 9 minutes from Yordi CapóAll Final Cut Pro X Generators in 3 minutes from Yordi Capólast_img read more

Ceres left with mountain to climb after away leg

first_imgThe Busmen absorbed a 0-4 drubbing at the hands of Tajikistan champion Istiklol in the first leg of their inter-zone semifinal tie on Tuesday, leaving them with a mountain to climb at Panaad Stadium in three weeks time.On a chilly night in the outskirts of the capital Dushanbe, Ceres, the Asean zonal champion, struggled to cope against a relentless Istiklol side that made the most of its physical advantage by hassling and harrying the visitors at Hisor Stadium.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“I thought we could have done better, but we will give them a good fight at home,” said Ceres midfielder Stephan Schrock. “We’re not giving up just yet.”Panaad has been a fortress for visiting teams with Ceres coming away with big wins in the group stage including a 6-2 win over Hanoi and a 5-0 demolition of Tampines. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games MOST READ Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chiefcenter_img Read Next Istiklol got a goal each from Akhtam Nazarov and Romish Dhzalilov in the first half, before a second half brace from Manuchehr Dhzalilov ensured the Tajiks go into the second leg on Sept. 12 at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City with a comfortable advantage.A 5-0 win at home will allow the Busmen to advance, but a 4-0 scoreline will send the tie to extra time. But with the way the Tajik champions dominated the first leg, it seems the Busmen would need a miracle for that to happen.It was a tough reality check for the Busmen as they paid dearly for another sub-par away performance.Nazarov opened the scoring by converting a penalty in the 25th minute after Kota Kawase brought down Dimitri Barkov inside the area. Romish Dhzalilov doubled the lead at the stroke of halftime with a clinical strike that left Roland Muller with no chance.The Busmen hardly threatened in the first half as Istiklol controlled proceedings, pressing high and winning the ball early.ADVERTISEMENT HISOR—Sensational at home in the AFC Cup, it looks like Ceres Negros will need to top all of those performances to survive this latest challenge.ADVERTISEMENT LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 Stags battle Bombers minus star SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program LATEST STORIESlast_img read more