first_imgAnother Donegal community has launched a fightback against thugs who are terrorising innocent pensioners in their own homes.Isa Arthur from St Johnston is one of many Donegal pensioners attacked in her home.The people of Glenties and the surrounding areas were left shocked and outraged when a 77 year old local man was battered and tied up on Station Road just after 6pm on Thursday last.The brutal attack came shortly after 1,500 people gathered at a meeting in Manorcunningham to voice their outrage at a spate of recent attacks on the elderly in their areas. A reward of €10,000 was offered for any information leading to the arrest of those behind the recent attacks in Carrigans, Raphoe, St Johnston and Convoy.Now the Glenties Community Action Group will hold a meeting this week to discuss ways of protecting the most vulnerable in our society.The group are already drafting plans to introduce a text alert system and a community alert watch.Chairman Brian Carr is appealing to as many people as possible to come along to the meeting. “We will have representatives of An Garda Siochana present at our meeting next Wednesday night who will give an overview of the text alert system and answer any of your questions.“Given the obvious concerns people have regarding recent happenings in our community we view this as a very important meeting which can help lead to the establishment of a better feeling of safety and security for us all and with that in mind we encourage as many people as possible to attend do spread the word,” said Brian.The meeting will take place on Wednesday night February 19th at 8pm in the Highlands Hotel. ANOTHER DONEGAL COMMUNITY LAUNCHES FIGHT-BACK AGAINST THUGS TERRORISING OUR ELDERLY was last modified: February 17th, 2014 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) Tags:attacksBrian CarrGlentiesGlenties Community Action GroupManorpensionerstext alert systemTony Morninglast_img read more

Celebrating Africa

first_imgAlready the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development predicts that Africa’s economic growth this year will reach 5.8%; a real increase on last year’s 5%. It’s expected that the substantial spin-offs arising from an African hosted 2010 World Cup will help to spur this growth even further, creating a better continent for us all to live in.Between now and 2010, we at the International Marketing Council of South Africa will be vigorously marketing South Africa to the world. But we are fully aware that while 2010 may be hosted by us, it is essentially an African event.We particularly give our support to the five African countries on whose shoulders the hopes of Africa will be carried at the 2006 World Cup. To Angola, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Togo and Tunisia – all of us on the continent will be watching your progress with excitement and hope that when South Africa hosts the 2010 event one of you will be the defending champion.Go well and bring the World Cup back to Africa!ENDSIssued by:        Meropa CommunicationsOn behalf of:    The International Marketing Council of South Africa (IMC)Tumelo Kumalo (011) 483 0122 [email protected]last_img read more

Coega secures R300m Afrox investment

first_img5 November 2013Industrial gas company Afrox on Friday signed a land lease agreement with the Coega Development Corporation for the construction of a R300-million air separation unit at the Coega industrial development zone in the Eastern Cape.The 150-ton per day unit will produce a variety of industrial gases for the automotive, food processing and medical sectors, and will give Afrox direct access to customers throughout the province.Linde Engineering, a subsidiary of the German Linde Group, of which Afrox is a member, will be constructing the plant. It is expected to be fully operational in the first quarter of 2015.The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) said on Friday that this was the first public announcement of a secured investor in this financial year and that other deals were in the pipeline.‘Seeing the potential’“Clearly, investors are closely watching the developments at the Coega Industrial Development Zone and seeing the potential in the Eastern Cape,” CDC business development executive Christopher Mashigo said in a statement. “This is encouraging for the CDC, and we applaud Afrox’s savvy investment which will enable supply chain development and secure further industrial prowess for the province, while creating jobs across industry.“Afrox’s air separation unit is important to us not only as a new investor but as an enabler. It enhances our value proposition and also provides a foundation for Afrox’s own growth,” Mashigo said.Afrox managing director Brett Kimber said it made strategic sense to build a plant near Port Elizabeth, saying “this is where the customers are”. Afrox has an established customer base in the Eastern Cape, servicing the automotive and health services in particular, but the company also indicated that it is focused on broadening its industry reach.Kimber told Business Day that the new plant would be 15% to 20% more energy efficient than its existing plants, and would save on local distribution costs.Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber chief executive, Kevin Hustler, endorsed the new plant on behalf of the business community.“Afrox will have a critical role to play in the next 20 years as we diversify [the industrial base]. Something we don’t realise is how far and wide gas goes. It touches so many sectors of the market and it is wonderful to see the nature of such investment in our city,” said Hustler.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Chennai crush Wayamba by 97 runs

first_imgSuresh Raina and Murali Vijay scored breezy half centuries as Chennai Super Kings crushed Wayamba by 97 runs to register their second consecutive win in the Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournament in Centurion on Wednesday.Chennai vs Wayamba, ScoresChampions League 2010 – Special CoverageBrief Scores: Chennai 200-3 (20); Wayamba 103 (17.1) With two victories out of as many matches in Group A, Chennai had inched a step closer towards the semifinal race while Wayamba faces the ignominy of elimination.Sent into bat, Raina scored a blistering 44-ball 87 while Vijay made 68 off 48 deliveries to enable Chennai post a formidable 200 for three in their alloted 20 overs.Raina and Vijay complimented each other well and shared a 137-run second wicket stand that came off just 72 deliveries.Raina bejeweled his innings with six boundaries and as many sixes while Vijay found the fence nine times and crossed it once.For Wayamba Chanaka Welegadara picked up two wickets for 47 runs off his four overs.Chasing the huge target, Wayamba never got off their hooks and were finally bundled out for 103 in 17.1 overs.Wayamba’s struggle can be gauged from the fact that only four of their batsmen — Shalika Karunanayake (25 not out), Ajantha Mendis (15), Isuru Udana (14) and Mahela Jayawardene (10) — got double figures.R Aswin (4/18) and Albie Morkel (3/22) were the wrecker-in-chief for Chennai, picking up four and three wickets respectively.Wayamba had a horrible start to their run chase as they lost two of their top-order batsmen inside the third over with just 18 runs on the board.Morkel was the successful bowler on both the occasions.advertisementWhile he had opener Jeevantha Kulatunga for a first ball duck in the second delivery of the innings, captain Jehan Mubarak outside edged one straight into the gloves of his Chennai counterpart Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the third over.As if that was not enough for the struggling Wayamba, their most-experienced batsman Jayawardene once again disappointed as he upper-cut one straight to Muttiah Muralitharan at third man off Doug Bollinger with the scoreboard reading 18 for three.Morkel scalped his third victim of the day in the form of Janith Perera, who produced a leading edge straight into the palms of Muralitharan.Off-spinner Ashwin then joined the party and cleaned up both Kaushal Lokuarachchi and Thisara Perera within a span of four balls to spell the doom for the Sri Lankan side.Laxmipathy Balaji and Muralitharan too registered their name in the scoreboard with the wicket of Isuru Udana and last man Chanaka Welegadara.last_img read more

Back to square one

first_imgIan Sangalang pops a pass out in Game 4 of Magnolia’s best-of-seven series with Rain or Shine. —AUGUST DELA CRUZMagnolia started out hot and barely hung on in the stretch on Monday night, with a 94-91 victory over Rain or Shine reducing their PBA Philippine Cup semifinal series to a race-to-two at Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay.The well-rested Hotshots took command early but sputtered near the end, needing some help from critical misses and miscues by the Elasto Painters before forging a 2-2 tie and gaining momentum for Game 5 after pulling out a second straight win.ADVERTISEMENT For a while, it looked like the Hotshots were going to run away with it after opening up handsome leads, playing super sharp because of the rest they got from the Lenten break.Still, Magnolia coach Chito Victolero feels that they’ve accomplished little at this point.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“We only tied the series,” Vitolero said. “We knew that we needed to come in hard. So we used our experience, our energy and aggressiveness to win this game.”Reprising the same intensity on both ends of the court that netted them the win in Game 3, Magnolia held fort—most notably in the final moments. Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ceres shoots for repeat over Persija View comments Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles “As I was telling (the players), the victory we earned from this game is going to be a big bonus not [only] for the series,” he said.But on Tuesday, Alas would need something immediate from his Fuel Masters, who gun for a 2-2 tie at 7 p.m. at Cuneta Astrodome, otherwise, falling into a 3-1 hole would basically mean the end against the powerhouse Beermen.The scores:Magnolia 94—Sangalang 19, Lee 15, Jalalon 12, Melton 11, Barroca 11, Reavis 10, Dela Rosa 10, Brondial 4, Ramos 2, Herndon 0, Simon 0.Rain or Shine 91—Yap 24, Mocon 14, Norwood 10, Nambatav 9, Borboran 9, Belga 7, Ahanmisi 7, Daquioag 5, Ponferada 4, Rosales 2, Torres 0.Quarters: 28-20, 56-37, 80-64, 94-91.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewcenter_img Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:42Cops track down 4 persons of interest in ambush of DOLE employee01:42Cops track down 4 persons of interest in ambush of DOLE employee02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MOST READ Ian Sangalang led Magnolia with 19 points, Paul Lee had 15 while Mark Barroca 11.The Hotshots and the Painters break their tie on Wednesday at 7 p.m.Meanwhile, Phoenix Pulse’s victory over San Miguel Beer on Sunday night may have taken the Fuel Masters back in the fight of their PBA Philippine Cup semifinals against rock-solid San Miguel.But for coach Louie Alas, the 92-90 victory two nights ago netted his team something grander.More than the one-game deficit and the hole that now seems a little less deeper, he said the narrow Game 3 triumph gives the Fuel Masters a lot to build on for the future.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIESlast_img read more


first_imgSioux City Police have rolled out a special patrol car to represent their commitment to fighting cancer and supporting victims of the disease.Chief Rex Mueller says a black and white squad car has been decorated with pink decals to represent department members and their loved ones who have battled cancer:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…….as a city. :18The City Police Officer’s Association and command staff also have members who are participating in No Shave November and donating funds in support of the fight against cancer:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…will go with it. :15The chief says cancer survivors who see the vehicle out on the streets may ask to have their photo taken with the vehicle and officer if available, and send it to the department’s Facebook page.They will display the photo with the name of the survivor to help encourage continued cancer awareness and education.last_img read more

Google still under fire over EU antitrust violations

EU Competition Commissioner Margarethe Vestager in June slapped Google with a record 2.4-billion-euro (more than $2.7 billion) penalty for illegally favouring its shopping service in search results.This was one of a series of dust-ups between Brussels and Google over alleged monopolistic practices, with Vestager still expected to decide a case involving the company’s Android mobile phone operating system.To avoid further penalities, Google formally offered its solution in September, proposing among other fixes to run the contested shopping service as a standalone business.”Google’s current remedy proposal has been in operation for more than four months, and the harm to competition, consumers and innovation … has continued unabated,” wrote a long list of complainants against Google in a letter to Vestager.”We respectfully urge the Commission to reject Google’s current remedy proposal,” it added.The fine in June came after seven years of investigation launched by complaints from other price-comparison services that lost 90 percent of traffic against Google Shopping, according to the European Commission.Solicited by AFP, the Commission said it will “listen to what those most directly affected by the practices in question have to say.”It added that it was “monitoring closely and actively (though) it would be premature at this stage for the Commission to take any definite positions on Google’s plans.”Brussels had accused Google of giving its own service too much priority in search results to the detriment of other price comparison services.The remedy by Google invited other comparison services to auction for display space on Google search results. The firm also separated its Google Shopping unit from the main company so that it participates like any other company in the auction for display space.Google is also appealing the fine at EU court. Rivals to Google urged the EU on Wednesday to keep up its fight against the search engine giant, saying proposals by the firm to avoid more EU mega-fines fell short. Citation: Google still under fire over EU anti-trust violations (2018, February 28) retrieved 18 July 2019 from Google’s rivals say the actions taken by the US tech giant haven’t improved competition in shopping search results. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2018 AFP Google to create ‘separate’ shopping unit to avoid EU fines Explore further read more