Councillor slams spate of burglaries as “despicable”

first_imgCouncillor Gerry McMonagle has said he condemns ‘in the strongest possible sense’ those responsible for the spate of recent burglaries which have struck the Manorcunningham area.The Letterkenny based Councillor, who is also chair of the Donegal Joint Policing Committee, was reacting to confirmation from Gardaí that they are investigating an aggravated break-in which occurred at a property in the village yesterday afternoon – the second such incident to have taken place in recent days.Cllr McMonagle said “I am extremely saddened by the confirmation which I have received this morning that Gardaí are carrying out an investigation in Manorcunningham following an aggravated burglary which took place at a property in the village yesterday (Wednesday) evening. “It’s understood that the occupant of the house where yesterday’s incident occurred was threatened by two masked intruders before making off with a sum of cash.“Regrettably, this is the second such burglary which has taken place in the Manorcunningham area this week after a similar break-in occurred at a house involving armed intruders and where again the occupants were threatened with violence and damaged was caused to the property.“These are despicable acts and those responsible for carrying out these burglaries are wanton criminals who have no respect for our community, other people’s property, or the rule of law.“These are the actions of mindless thugs and these attacks must be condemned in the strongest possible sense.” He added his thoughts are with the homeowners and victims involved and said he hopes that life returns to normal for them soon after in what was a terrifying and traumatic experience.He added “I would also appeal to anyone with information, no matter how seemingly insignificant, to report it to An Garda Síochána at Letterkenny Garda Station or the Garda Confidential Line.“These types of crimes have no place in our community and those responsible for them must be brought to justice.”Councillor slams spate of burglaries as “despicable” was last modified: February 28th, 2019 by StephenShare 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

Where to Celebrate National Mimosa Day (or Weekend!) at Walt Disney World

first_imgShare This!Brunch fans, rejoice! May 16 is National Mimosa Day, and there are a variety of options at Walt Disney World if you want to celebrate. Not at Walt Disney World today? No worries–you can celebrate whenever you’re down. (We won’t tell.)One of the easier breakfast/brunch reservations to get is The Wave at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. I’m a huge fan of their sweet potato pancakes, and a mimosa goes great with that. For $18, The Wave offers a “refillable mimosa” (which comes with two refills).Looking for something a little more upscale and okay waiting to celebrate on Sunday? Brunch at the Top in the California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort comes with a pretty significant price tag (around $90 per person) and is only available on Sundays, but it does include unlimited mimosas and valet parking. Swanky, eh?Over at Disney’s Polynesian Resort, Kona Cafe offers a unique twist–a mimosa flight. For $14, you can choose from a variety of juices to make your three-mimosa flight. Juices include Orange, Pineapple, Cranberry, Pink Grapefruit, or Liliko’i (aka POG juice).For the true “I’m at Walt Disney World” experience, on Saturdays and Sundays, Wine Bar George at Disney Springs offers the Frozcato Mimosa made with Dole Whip pineapple–yes, a Dole Whip Mimosa. If that doesn’t sound like weekends at Walt Disney World, I don’t know what does.Photo courtesy Wine Bar GeorgeWhere’s your favorite place to get your brunch on with a mimosa? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more

Video: Young cast shine in ‘Izulu Lami’

first_imgIzulu Lami (My Secret Sky), the first feature film by Madoda Ncayiyana, won two awards at the 2009 International Pan African Film Festival in Tarifa, Spain in May, including the Best Actress award for 11-year-old Sobahle Mkhabase.Telling the story of two children who travel from the countryside to the city after their mother’s death, Izulu Lami features a cast of mainly young children who had never acted professionally before, discovered through extensive casting from the townships and informal settlements of Durban to the rural areas of KwaZulu-Natal.The film received standing ovations at recent screenings in Japan and Zanzibar, and was a hit at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival in France. Its had its South African premiere at the Durban International Film Festival in July before opening at cinemas countrywide on 17 August.Click arrow to view trailer.last_img read more

YouTube Makes Annotating Videos Easier

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts frederic lardinoiscenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… YouTube first introduced annotations last June, but starting today, Google’s popular video sharing site is making it even easier to add text comments into your own videos. Whereas before you had to go into a relatively complicated annotations editor to add your comments, you can now just click on a spot in the video during playback and the annotations editor will open automatically. Google has also made it significantly easier to add links to other content on YouTube into your annotations.Now, when you watch your own videos on YouTube, a crosshair appears on the screen and you can start adding annotations by simply clicking anywhere on the video without having to go into the annotations editor. The new linking options inside the comments now allow you to point to another video, channel page, playlist, group, or search query. You will not be able to link to content outside of YouTube, however. The YouTube team also highlights the possibility of linking to a video response page to gather feedback from your audience.Is This a Good Thing?The question, of course, is if this is actually a good thing. Too often, users already overuse the annotations to advertise some of their other videos or to remind us that the video is also available in HD (a note that also pops up when you are already watching the video in HD, by the way). Even Google seems to be aware of this, as they provide a help page with instructions for how to turn these annotations off for embedded videos.OmnisioWe can only assume that this is the first part of the integration of Omnisio‘s technology into the core YouTube service. Google acquired Omnisio last July, though it is important to note that the service did a lot more than just video annotations. Tags:#Google#news#web last_img read more

SaaS: Integration Remains a Block to Acceptance

first_imgSaaS and its twin sister Cloud Computing are taking the IT world by storm.  The numbers of companies both adopting and dabbling in SaaS is on an ever-upward curve. Applications like CRM and online backup are seeing great acceptance.But the big hump for SaaS to overcome is integration between on-site applications and with SaaS offerings from other vendors.  Integration has always been tough even when all applications are in-house.  Integrating with SaaS applications raises the bar with special considerations that are unique to SaaS.Questions around security, the exchange of data from behind the firewall, to an application on the internet, is perhaps of biggest concern with SaaS for companies.  Latency of data transfer can also pose challenges.The ability to modify or customize SaaS applications in a way that allows successful integration is a third worry.  Some SaaS vendors like Salesforce offer extensive APIs that allow extensive customization, but other SaaS products are strictly limited to customizations or simple API access, making tight integrations difficult.Forrester sums up the problem in their recent report on SaaS adoption:  “Firms should not expect any magic integration solutions, SaaS or otherwise.”last_img read more

Trump says NFL insults about patriotism, not race

first_imgLATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim More than 150 pro football players took a defiant stance on Sunday, kneeling, linking arms or raising clenched fists during the anthem before 14 games.READ: 200 NFL players protest in defiance of TrumpIn response, the US leader doubled down on those remarks by urging fans to boycott the NFL as long as the protests continued.And on Monday, keeping the issue alive for a fourth day, Trump insisted: “The issue of kneeling has nothing to do with race. It is about respect for our Country, Flag and National Anthem. NFL must respect this!”Twelve hours later, he was still at it, denying any rifts about the issue with his influential chief of staff.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ US President Donald Trump smiles before signing a memorandum on increasing access to science, technology, engineering and mathematics education in the Oval Office of the White House on September 25, 2017 in Washington, DC. AFPWASHINGTON—US President Donald Trump denied inflaming racial tensions Monday, insisting his charged comments that prompted a wave of symbolic protests by NFL players were about patriotism not color.After his volley of verbal attacks on black athletes led players across the country to kneel during the US national anthem over the weekend, the besieged president played defense on Twitter.ADVERTISEMENT Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse chargescenter_img Trump had started the furor by attacking players like Colin Kaepernick — who first took a knee through renditions of the “Star-Spangled Banner” during last year’s American football season to protest police brutality toward African Americans — as a “son of a bitch” who should be fired.READ: Trump says protesting players in NFL should be firedFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingIn a separate feud, Trump also disinvited basketball superstar Stephen Curry from a White House event.READ: Trump tells Curry that White House visit is off; LeBron reacts No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors MOST READ The White House denied that Trump’s “son of a bitch” remarks were unbecoming of his office.“I think that it’s always appropriate for the president of the United States to defend our flag, to defend the national anthem, and to defend the men and women who fought and died to defend it,” said spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders.“The president is not talking about race,” she claimed.Courting controversy Trump has wholeheartedly embraced the controversy, with his advisors suggesting it plays well with his largely white base.Trump also changed his Twitter background photo to an American flag and stated that the “White House never looked more beautiful than it did returning last night.”That has led critics to accuse Trump of creating a diversion.His efforts to repeal Barack Obama’s health care reforms have run aground and would-be signature tax reforms are giving way to much less ambitious tax cuts.At the same time, Trump faces a number of challenges from overseas, not least a war of words with North Korea that threatens to become a shooting war.Trump has also faced criticism for his low-profile White House response to Hurricane Maria, which has left much of the US island territory of Puerto Rico. “General John Kelly totally agrees w/ my stance on NFL players and the fact that they should not be disrespecting our FLAG or GREAT COUNTRY!”Trump — who faces low poll numbers and is struggling to enact his agenda — earlier tried to single out the NFL players who protested.“Many people booed the players who kneeled yesterday (which was a small percentage of total). These are fans who demand respect for our Flag!” he tweeted.He also pointed to the Pittsburgh Penguins’ acceptance of a White House invitation and support from racecar fans.“So proud of NASCAR and its supporters and fans. They won’t put up with disrespecting our Country or our Flag – they said it loud and clear!” Trump tweeted.Only a handful of NASCAR drivers have been African American.But driver Dale Earnhardt also took to Twitter, implicitly rebuking Trump with a quote from former president John F Kennedy: “All Americans R granted rights 2 peaceful protests Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”Trump also drew a furious backlash from NBA basketball stars, including superstar LeBron James, who described the president as a “bum.”“He doesn’t understand how many kids, no matter the race, look up to the president of the United States for guidance, for leadership, for words of encouragement,” said James.“The people run this country. Not one individual. And damn sure not him.” ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Meralco, Star seek Final 4 View commentslast_img read more