first_img Google+ Pinterest Facebook Previous articleMcAreavey accused claims he was on phone around time of her deathNext articleUlster Bank customers in Donegal tell Highland Radio News of their frustration News Highland Facebook NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly By News Highland – July 4, 2012 WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Sinn Fein says the Troika has told them that the government hasscope to increase income tax on high earners rather than cuttingsocial welfare in the budget.A delegation from Sinn Fein met representatives from the EU, theIMF and the European Central Bank in Dublin this morning.The party says the troika has shown a lack of concern for theweakness in the domestic economy.Sinn Fein’s Finance spokesman Pearse Doherty says the Troika toldthem that the government has the scope to avoid cutting socialwelfare in the budget…[podcast][/podcast] 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today SF says Troika has told them there’s scope for tax increase for high earnerscenter_img News WhatsApp Twitter Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Google+ Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Pinterest Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twitterlast_img read more

first_img Name:* * indicates required field CAPTCHA Code:* Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The Jackson Five had it. So did New Edition and the Backstreet Boys.By “it,” we’re talking style. We’re talking groove. We’re talking looks, killer dance moves, the teeny-bop jazz and yes, attitude.Enter Mindless Behavior—EJ, Roc Royal, lil Ray Ray and Princeton (sorry gals, former singer Prodigy split off on his own)—four mega-super-duper stars trapped inside teenage bodies. These boys can dance, these boys can sing, and yes, these boys can groove!They’re also coming to The Space at Westbury on Sunday, Aug. 17 for the first-ever Back To School Day Party for LI teenagers!! Doors open at noon, and this special shindig gets the part-ay started at 1 p.m.—with an extra-special meet-and-greet with the boyz that day!! Somebody grab me a cuppa water, cause I’mma about to faint! Boy bands as successful as this just don’t arise out of thin air; it takes know-how, planning and strategy to create a concept as great as Mindless Behavior. Conjunction Entertainment Inc. CEO Walter Millsap—music producer, musical director, songwriter, arranger, engineer and all-around music biz dealmaker—masterminded the group, and is not only responsible for their addictive cuteness but also undoubtedly their fashion sense (These boys can dress!).Mindless Behavior’s record #1 Girl, released in 2011, debuted at number seven on the U.S. Billboard 200 (!!) and these lil heartthrobs have been dropping hit after hit since then. The group’s video for that album’s first single, “My Girl” has more than 37 million views on YouTube. Yes, 37 million. The video for its follow-up, “Mrs. Right,” currently has more than 45 million and features cameos by Mike Epps, Diggy Simmons and LI’s own LL Cool J.Love LL as a preppy schoolteacher BTW Mindless Behavior’s third single, “Girls Talkin’ Bout” has nearly 20 million YouTube views.The group has opened for Backstreet Boys and yup, you guessed it, Justin Bieber (known in some circles as “The Beebs” or The Biebler”). You go, boys!Now some might ask: “What does Mindless Behavior mean, anyway? Is that really the best name for a group? I mean these kids have got to have at least a little bit of brains on those cute lil shoulders, don’t they!?”“Anybody can be mindless,” explains lil Ray Ray on the group’s official site “It doesn’t matter if you’re two-years-old or eighty-two-years-old. Be yourself. Love who you are and love what you do, no matter what it is. That makes you mindless.”Trust us, you don’t want to miss this chance to bop-bop boppity-bop with the boyz!The Island Ear and the Long Island Press have a pair of FREE TICKETS to give away, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for one lucky winner!Simply enter your information below, and we’ll notify the winner by the end of Thursday, August 14. Mindless Behavior Back To School Day Party, The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. Orchestra (standing) and Balcony (seated) General Admission $35. VIP Reserved Seat Loge $45. The Box Office is open every Friday 5 to 8 p.m. and during all events. Doors at Noon. Part-ay starts at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17For future mind-blowing live performances at The Space in Westbury, check out their page in the Island Ear! Email:*last_img read more

first_img 78SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Yahoo on Tuesday said that all 3 billion of its accounts were hacked in a 2013 data theft, tripling its earlier estimate of the size of the largest breach in history, in a disclosure that attorneys said sharply increased the legal exposure of its new owner, Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N).The news expands the likely number and claims of class action lawsuits by shareholders and Yahoo account holders, they said. Yahoo, the early face of the internet for many in the world, already faced at least 41 consumer class-action lawsuits in U.S. federal and state courts, according to company securities filing in May.John Yanchunis, a lawyer representing some of the affected Yahoo users, said a federal judge who allowed the case to go forward still had asked for more information to justify his clients’ claims. continue reading »last_img read more

first_imgOn the occasion of the celebration of the World Tourism Day, the Department of Tourism and Economy at the Faculty of Economics in Split, the leading higher education and scientific institution in the field of tourism in the region, organizes an expert meeting and panel discussion entitled:“Digital transformation in the function of sustainable tourism”The meeting will take place October 10, 2018 u 10: 00 hours in the Ceremonial Amphitheater of the Faculty of Economics in Split, and their experiences in the application of digital-based solutions will be shared by stakeholders from the tourism and travel industry. The meeting will end with a panel discussion on the opportunities and challenges that digital transformation brings to tourism.Join us in thinking aloud on this important topic, link to the application form: APPLYlast_img read more

first_imgIn order to obtain an effective tool for efficient energy management, which includes environmental protection, Jadranka hotels underwent a demanding audit of the energy management system conducted by SGS Adriatica from Italy. The specific contributions of this certificate to the business of Jadranka Hotel are as follows: improving energy efficiency, defining basic indicators of energy consumption, identifying critical areas and opportunities for improvement, as well as providing a basis for effective planning in terms of investments and planned expenditures. ISO 50001: 2018 is an international standard for improving energy efficiency. By applying it in business, organizations ensure active energy management, reduce emissions without negative impact, increase awareness of the importance of sustainable energy management among employees, as well as improve the reputation towards customers, business partners and other stakeholders. On the occasion of handing over the certificate, the member of the Management Board of Jadranka Hotel Rikardo Hesky emphasized that energy efficiency and environmental protection are the long-term strategic and business plan of Jadranka Hotel, but also the parent companies of the Jadranka Group. “Efficient energy management is in line with our Group’s business vision. We are focused on further preservation of this exceptional nature of Lošinj, on the application of best practices and respect for all principles of environmental protection. Our goal is to be an example to hotel companies in Croatia, but also to business entities in other industries, how efficient energy management is the only way for sustainable business.. “, Said Ricardo Hesky. Lošinj’s Jadranka hotels were awarded a certificate for energy efficiency management, making Jadranka hotels the first hotel chain in Croatia with an ISO 50001: 2018 certificate.last_img read more

first_imgThe Decree amending the Decree on the procedure, manner and conditions for obtaining a concession on tourist land in camps co-owned by the Republic of Croatia (Official Gazette, No. 31/2020) entered into force on 19 March 2020. Due to the emergency situation related to the coronavirus epidemic, the Decree amending the Decree on the procedure, manner and conditions for obtaining a concession on tourist land in camps co-owned by the Republic of Croatia postpones the collection of concession fee on tourist land in camps co-owned by the Republic of Croatia until 30. November 2020 with the aim of mitigating the first financial blow to the tourism sector, and to ensure the time needed to analyze the damage and possibly take further measures to stabilize the tourism sector and retain jobs. The measure applies to companies performing tourist activity on the basis of an application for a concession in the co-owned part of the Republic of Croatia for the use of the camp, in accordance with Article 8 paragraph 1 of the Act on Tourist and Other Construction Land not assessed in the conversion and privatization process (Official Gazette 92) / 10). The aim of the amendment is to mitigate the financial impact on tourist companies that perform tourist activities in camps on land co-owned by the Republic of Croatia. The Ministry of Tourism, as the implementing body, will continue with the activities of determining the amount of the concession fee and will inform the taxpayers about the amount of the permanent and variable part of the concession fee whose payment has been postponed until November 30, 2020. For all information on the implementation of this measure, contact the Ministry of Tourism at the e-mail address [email protected] Side dish: Decree amending the Decree on the procedure, manner and conditions for obtaining a concession on tourist land in camps co-owned by the Republic of Croatia Photo: Valamarlast_img read more

first_imgArsenal are looking at candidates to replace Unai Emery (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have identified Massimiliano Allegri and Mikel Arteta as possible candidates to take over at the Emirates if Unai Emery is sacked.Much was expected of Emery when the former PSG and Sevilla boss arrived at Arsenal last year but he is already fighting to save his job.Emery’s Arsenal suffered a costly dip towards the end of last season to drop out of the top-four and are currently fifth in the Premier League with just one win from their last five games. Advertisement Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterMonday 4 Nov 2019 4:57 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.1kSharescenter_img Max Allegri is a figure of interest for the Premier League club (Picture: Getty)Former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell understands Arsenal’s interest in Allegri and Arteta and also thinks his former club should look at Luis Enrique and Patrick Vieira.Speaking to AFTV, he said: ‘What has Unai Emery done to make us better?‘I used to back managers, but I don’t back managers anymore because it’s wrong. When you back managers, you get stuck with that manager. And I don’t want to be stuck to any managers.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘I want Arsenal to progress and to be able to go and challenge. I don’t see it! So, I am calling out Unai Emery, right now because I am not seeing that.‘I think we’re regressing. In my opinion, Unai Emery, thanks for trying, but we’re going to go a different direction.‘The board should be getting him out and getting in someone like an Allegri or someone of that ilk. Luis Enrique, I like Enrique – people even mentioned Arteta. What about Vieira?’MORE: Ed Woodward wanted Verratti and Varane transfers but failed to convince Mourinho Emery speaks to press after Arsenal draw 1-1 with Wolves at homeTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 7:06FullscreenEmery speaks to press after Arsenal draw 1-1 with Wolves at home is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.It has been a shocking month for Emery, who saw his Arsenal side succumb to defeat at Sheffield United before dropping points at home to Crystal Palace and Wolves.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTA large section of fans have turned against Emery due to the club’s worrying run of form and Arsenal have identified possible candidates to replace the Spaniard.While the Arsenal board are committed to giving Emery time to turn things around, Mirror Sport say the Gunners have expressed interest in Allegri and Arteta.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityRecent reports have linked Arsenal with former Manchester United and Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho but he is not thought to be in the running at this stage.Instead, Arsenal are looking at former Gunners midfielder Arteta, who was strongly linked with the job in north London before Emery’s appointment, and Juventus hero Allegri.Allegri won five Serie A titles and four Coppa Italias during his spell in Turin before leaving the Italian giants earlier in the year. Arsenal identify Max Allegri and Mikel Arteta as top two candidates to replace Unai Emerylast_img read more

first_imgPittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Ryan Shazier (50) stands beside defensive assistant coach Joey Porter during NFL football training camp in Latrobe, Pa., on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 .  (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)Ah, yes, the linebackers. The position has been the staple of the Steelers 3-4 defense for many years. When you think of Steeler football, historically you think of the defense first and within the defense you think of the linebackers. Guys like Jack Lambert, Jack Ham, Kevin Green, Greg Lloyd and Joey Porter have all played the position wearing the black and gold.  You need to be a special player to man that position in Pittsburgh and the team thinks they may again have a group special enough to carry the torch of honor.Coaching the unit will be one of the all-time Steeler greats, Joey Porter. Porter has already brought an intensity and fire to this unit that would motivate anyone to get out there and make a hit. He’s chest bumping guys for big hits and riding them for their mistakes. Porter coaches like he played, with a fire and competitiveness that is unique and special.  Vince Williams stated that “When we talk to him, it’s like talking to someone who’s playing with you right now”. He added how special it is to be able to learn from a guy who’s accomplished as much as Porter has at the linebacker position right here in Pittsburgh.The team will expect a lot out of this unit, specifically being able to create the much needed turnovers the defense has lacked the past few seasons.The Left Outside Linebacker job is officially Jason Worilds’.  Worilds did leave the pre-season game vs. the Eagles with a knee injury and we’ll see how serious it is but if he’s healthy, this job is all his. He’s playing on the one year transition tag after his fantastic play last season allowed the Steelers to part ways with LaMarr Woodley. Worilds will be expected to lead the team in sacks and bring his aggressive play each and every down.Backing up Worilds for the LOLB position will be Chris Carter. Carter is a very strong backup, capable of spelling Worilds on certain downs but he’s really not a guy the team wants starting, something they very well could be facing if Worilds is hurt for an extended period of time. If that’s the case, James Harrison is available and signing him could be a real option.Vic So’oto is also on the team currently at the LOLB position but he’s just holding a preseason spot, he will not be retained.The Left Inside Linebacker spot is going to be held by first round selection Ryan Shazier. Shazier can stuff the run and drop back into pass coverage; something the team doesn’t feel Vince Williams can do well enough to be the every down guy here. Shazier will certainly have a learning curve but he looks like a guy who can be impactful right away.Vince Williams will be his backup and is very capable of starting. He played pretty well last year as a rookie and has enough upside that he could be an asset for many years to come.  Still being a young guy, Williams noted “I still try to stay close to LT (Lawrence Timmons)” in order to continue to grow and learn the position.Sean Spence and Dan Molls are also battling for spots on this roster at LILB. Molls won’t make the squad but Spence has a chance. Many people would like to see what he can bring to the table and I think he’ll be one of the last guys kept.The Right Inside Linebacker spot will be manned by Lawrence Timmons. Timmons will need to be the leader of this young unit and of the defense in general. Timmons has quietly led the team in tackles over the past few years and is one of the best inside linebackers in the business. He’ll lead by example and he’ll get the job done. He is the most important player on the defensive side of the ball and is often overlooked because he doesn’t run his mouth or showboat.  Timmons is poised to have a huge year.Behind Timmons are 2nd year player Terence Garvin and rookie Jordan Zumwalt. While I believe both have a chance to make the team, I think it’s unlikely that they, along with Spence will make it. Someone has to be the odd man out in this rotation and right now it looks like it’s Zumwalt.  Zumwalt will more than likely be retained as a practice squad player however.At Right Outside Linebacker, Jarvis Jones is the man at the top. Jones disappointed in his rookie season and didn’t deliver what many thought he would. With Joey Porter as his coach and a year of experience under his belt, it’s time for Jones to show why he was the teams number one draft choice last season. There will be a lot of expectations on this young man and he’s got the talent to live up to them but the team doesn’t have the time to wait around. He must make strides now.Behind Jones are Arthur Moats and rookie Howard Jones. Moats has always been serviceable and I believe he’ll make the squad. Howard Jones appears to be the odd man out here but has a shot at being a practice squad player.Overall this unit is extremely young with the only real experienced and accomplished player being Lawrence Timmons. Despite that, this is the most important unit on the defense and they will be asked to carry the load of getting to the quarterback and forcing turnovers. As this unit goes, so will the Steelers season.Mike Pelaia hosts the website Steel Nation Association Covering the Steelers and helping Children’s Hospital All Day Everyday. You can e-mail him at [email protected]last_img read more

first_imgWHEN: Saturday, June 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  WHERE: The Olympia Farmers Market, 700 Capitol Way S, Olympia, WA 98501 Full details re: participating local farms, local businesses, live entertainment, community booths, and activities to follow. WHAT: Annual Berry Harvest Celebration  Facebook296Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Olympia Farmers MarketThe Olympia Farmers Market is pleased to announce its annual Berry Harvest Celebration will occur on Saturday, June 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Market. center_img This annual celebration honors the ‘fruits’ of our local berry harvest with berry-centric desserts and a day of entertainment and activities for all ages! The Market will sell its famous Market Berry Shortcake, a gourmet treat featuring ingredients from local farmers and local dairies – and made by local bakeries and local culinary artisans.  WHO: Olympia Farmers Market   The famous Market Berry Shortcake is available for purchase while supplies last. All proceeds will benefit the Olympia Farmer’s Market annual Farm-to-Table Food Drive, which partners with local organizations that provide direct service to families in need to deliver fresh market produce for the holiday season. In this way, we are supporting local farms as well as local families with fresh, nutritious, local food around the holiday season!last_img read more

first_imgAfter weighing the costs involved with the permits and permissions that would be required for such a project, Mayor John “Jay” Coffey said that moving the nest again would not be feasible or worthwhile for the borough.“We are good with where they are,” Coffey said, noting that the soccer teams had already found another field to use.The nest was better left alone and hopefully the birds would eventually move on, Coffey said. “Now, can we get away from the ospreys?” he said, referring to the governing body’s agenda.While the Blackberry Bay Park nest will remain where it is, across town on Riverside Avenue, another osprey nest will soon be moved from a distribution pole to a specially built nesting platform by Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), part of an expanded effort by the utility company to move nests from potentially hazardous utility poles.Expanding this program to relocate and discourage ospreys from nesting on electrical equipment is a practical one, said JCP&L spokesman Ron Morano.“It prevents harm to birds and prevents damage to our equipment that could cause potential outages to our customers,” he said. The company has moved several nests over the years, including two in 2016 and another one in Oceanport in 2013.“The success of moving nests led us to look in other areas where there was potential, which is why we’ve expanded this program,” Morano said, noting that the company’s work includes identifying likely areas where ospreys might nest and installing equipment to discourage or divert them to safer places.Ospreys, distinctive raptors with a speckled brown and white plumage, return to the same nests, year after year. They seek high roosts, like utility poles and streetlights, and often nest within sight of the coastal waterways where they dine primarily on fish.Oceanport’s network of water ways makes it a popular nesting spot for ospreys, who use available materials such as grass, sticks, seaweed and often trash to build large nests that can weigh as much as 200 pounds. The birds’ inclination to build heavy stick nests on dangerous electrical equipment and other utility structures presents unique challenges for coastal towns and conservationists alike. Once an osprey has settled on a particular pole, moving it is not always easy, partly due to the bird’s protected status.The New Jersey Division of Fish, Game and Wildlife listed the osprey as endangered in 1973 after pesticide use caused a sharp decline in the state’s osprey population. Since then, the osprey has steadily regained a foothold along the shore, thanks in large part to a passionate group of advocates that has tracked, recorded, repaired and sometimes built platforms for nests.The increased efforts by JCP&L to move nests to safety has been praised by conservation groups including the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey, a nonprofit that works with the state on osprey management and conservation. In a release in December, Ben Wurst, habitat program manager at Conserve Wildlife Foundation, praised JCP&L’s proactive protections for a growing osprey population in the state.“To an osprey, a utility pole near the coast seems like an ideal spot to perch or build a nest, but it could jeopardize their health,” he said in the statement. JCP&L’s program “will help ospreys coexist with the demands of our modern society.” Unfortunately, due to the ospreys’ protected status by the state, the proximity of the soccer field to the ospreys’ new nest prevented the recreational use of the field from April to August – the birds’ nesting season. This led Councilman Stuart Briskey to suggest yet another move for the nest. By Jenna O’Donnell |OCEANPORT – The logistics of moving an osprey nest gave rise to a mix of amusement and vexation at a recent borough council workshop.For some time a breeding pair of osprey were nesting at Blackberry Bay Park on top of an emergency siren in the parking lot. Four years ago, the nest was moved from that roost to a specially built platform closer to the water, but within about 100 yards of a small athletic field at the park.last_img read more