A whole lotto luck as THREE Donegal players chosen for Winning Streak

first_imgThere’s definitely some good fortune in the hills of Donegal as an incredible THREE people from the county are to appear on Winning Streak this week.Donegal contestants have appeared on six out of eight shows in 2019 so far. And there will be an even bigger local contingent heading to RTE studios this Saturday.No one could believe it when three Donegal people were drawn from the drum in last week’s show. They were: Sarah McCarron from Clonmany, Chris Gillespie from Carrick and Kathleen Coyle from St. Johnston.Presenters Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy were just as surprised!“I think we should do an outside broadcast in Donegal,” Marty suggested after the third name was chosen.“If the next one is Donegal we’d be cheaper to go there. To get them all down on the bus it wouldn’t be fair,” Sinead added. Katarzyna (Katya) Galera from Bundoran and Eamonn McCready from Doochery were the last two Donegal contestants to appear on Winning Streak, taking home a cool €53,000 in prizes on 30th March.A whole lotto luck as THREE Donegal players chosen for Winning Streak was last modified: April 9th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:gameshownational lotteryRTEWinning Streaklast_img read more

Weather: Downpours, thunderstorms and hail on the way

first_imgHeavy rain, thunder, hail and floods are all expected in the north west later today.An unsettled evening is in store for Donegal, with forecasters warning of hazardous driving conditions.While no official weather warning has been issued by Met Eireann, the country is bracing for heavy prolonged showers and thunderstorms. There is a risk of hail today, according to the national weather service, while localised downpours could potentially cause flash flooding. Winds will be strong for a time along the north coast.Meanwhile, it will feel harm and humid with temperatures ranging from 18-22C.Saturday is also set to be unsettled, with a mix of sunny spells and scattered showers.“Again, many of the showers will be heavy and possibly prolonged, with a risk of thunderstorms,” said Met Eireann. “Further heavy showers or longer spells of rain will continue to occur on Saturday night.”Sunday is shaping up to be the best day of the weekend. It will be a “much fresher and cooler day” with just isolated showers in the west.Weather: Downpours, thunderstorms and hail on the way was last modified: August 9th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

33 rescued circus lions find safe home in South Africa

first_img29 October 2015Thirty-three lions rescued by Animal Defenders International (ADI) from 10 circuses in Peru and Colombia are to be relocated to the Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary in the Limpopo province in South Africa.“We are delighted that these lions who have suffered so much will be going home to Africa where they belong,” said ADI president Jan Creamer. “The climate and environment are perfect for them. When we visited Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary we knew this was a dream come true for ADI and, more importantly, the lions.”The lions were found in a dismal state. “Almost all of the rescued lions have been mutilated to remove their claws, one has lost an eye, another is almost blind, and many have smashed and broken teeth because of their circus life,” the organisation said.Creamer said it had been a long and complicated process to move the large number of animals across three international borders but “we are grateful for the collaboration of officials in Peru, Colombia and South Africa to make this happen for these lions”.The organisation had originally planned to move the lions to sanctuaries in the US, but the opportunity arose to home them in South Africa. “Moving the lions to Africa increases the flight costs but it is the ideal home for the lions and we know it is the right thing to do,” the organisation said. “Mahatma Gandhi once said: ‘Be the change that you wish to see in the world,’” said Savannah Heuser, the founder of Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary. “The change that is being offered to these 33 lions will change their entire world.“Their lives were forcibly wasted away in horrific tiny cages, the doing of mindless circus acts. I cannot start to comprehend the endless days (of) suffering that these animals had to endure.”The big cats had a lot of lost time to make up for, she said. “They will live out the rest of their lives in a natural habitat, the closest they can ever come to freedom.”The ADI is funding the construction of a series of habitats for the rescued lions at Emoya, which will be completed for their arrival this month.“Set in 5 000 hectares of pristine African bush on a private estate in Limpopo Province, the sanctuary has a no breeding policy and is not open to the public, providing our rescued lions with the peaceful retirement they deserve.”SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

Geocaching.com’s Lost & Found Video Trailer

first_imgLost & Found celebrates ten amazing years of geocaching and it stars YOU!We’ve spent months uncovering the heartwarming, jaw-dropping and wondrous stories that define the worldwide phenomenon. Here’s a trailer of what’s in store in our Lost & Found series. You’ll see new videos released each week starting this May. Coming soon you’re invited to explore a new Geocaching.com destination dedicated to “discovering the lost stories of geocaching.” You’ll also be able to add your own favorite Lost & Found stories. Let us know what you think!Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedGroundspeak Weekly Newsletter – 6/3/2010May 22, 2010In “News”The Founders – Geocaching’s Lost & Found Video PremiereMay 18, 2010In “Community”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – January 5, 2011January 5, 2011In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”last_img read more

The Leadership Playbook: How Teams Work

first_imgAlmost every day I drive through the Starbucks in my neighborhood. Most days the team that works at this particular Starbucks does an exceptionally good job managing high traffic. On days when someone is missing, the traffic backs up. Traffic is particularly backed up at the drive-through window. Because the Starbucks is located in suburbia, there might be 20 cars waiting to order a drink.But some days, when there is a new team, even the large staff can’t manage the traffic. It isn’t because they’re not good people, and it isn’t because they don’t care about their work. They just are not clicking well together. They don’t have a rhythm. They can’t anticipate what customers need or how best to help each other.And this is the nature of teams. When people have the right chemistry, when they’ve worked together and know how to work as a single unit, they are highly effective and highly efficient. But a team that doesn’t have the right chemistry, that hasn’t spent time learning how to work as a team can be inefficient and ineffective–even though individually each member of the team is perfectly competent.In fact, changing just one member of an effective team can have a detrimental impact on the team’s effectiveness and efficiency. Even if that one individual should be, by all accounts, perfectly qualified to generate the outcomes necessary to perform on that team.Time: For a team to gel together the members need time. Sometimes you can be lucky enough for someone to step in and immediately fit with the team, but more often it’s a matter of spending time as part of the team.Communication: For a team to work well together, there needs to be exceptional communication. After a team has worked together, they don’t need to communicate as frequently or with great direction, because they know how each other thinks. In fact, they think as a team. But that competency was only developed because there was so much communication at some point. But the new member wasn’t there when the team learned to work together, and now the new member needs that same communication to succeed.Expectations: A new team member needs to know what that team expects of them to be effective. They need to know what good looks like. The team has a standard, and a new person on that team will not be familiar with that standard. The team has to teach the new member.It takes time for a group to become a team. It takes time and communication. That is how teams work.last_img read more

Nitish hails ‘har ghar jal’ scheme in Budget

first_imgWelcoming the Union Budget, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday said the target of the Central government to make it a $5 trillion economy was an appreciative move. He hailed the government’s scheme of “har ghar jal” (tap water to every household). But Opposition RJD and the Congress said “people of Bihar have been cheated in the Budget.”Mr. Kumar said, “The har ghar jal scheme which is already being initiated by the Bihar government’s saat nischay [seven resolve], is a welcome move.” He hailed the announcements on promoting electric vehicles and solid waste management initiatives saying “these are important for protection of the environment.” Funds for railwaysHowever, he cautioned on the proposal for raising funds for railway projects through Public-Private Partnership (PPP) mode as “it should not send a message that the Railway is being privatised.”However, Rashtriya Janata Dal and Congress leaders slammed the Budget. “The people of Bihar have been cheated… special status grant to the State should have been announced as the BJP is in power both at the Centre and in the State,” charged RJD leader and former Chief Minister Rabri Devi. Senior Congress leader Prem Chandra Mishra said “not even a single promise made by Narendra Modi for Bihar was found mention in the Budget.” Former Union Minister and RLSP chief Upendra Kushwaha said the Budget had ignored the interests of the poor, farmers, unemployed youth and women.last_img read more

Pakistan team reaches home to hostile reception after flop World T20 campaign

first_imgThe Pakistan cricket team, sans captain Shahid Afridi, returned to a hostile reception in Lahore and Karachi after their disastrous World Twenty20 campaign which also included a loss to arch-foes India.The team returned home in batches in Lahore and Karachi last night. Afridi, on the other hand, has decided to stay back in Dubai for a few days.The flamboyant allrounder is expected to take a call on his future in the next few days after drawing massive criticism for his poor form in the tournament and the comment that he and his team get more love in India than Pakistan.A group of players including manager Intikhab Alam, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Irfan, Umar Akmal, Wahab Riaz, Ahmed Shehzad and others had to face chants of “shame shame” when they landed at the Allama Iqbal international airport in Lahore.Taking a cue from the hostile reception the players faced in Lahore the security was than beefed up for those who reached the Quaid-e-Azam international airport in Karachi a few hours later.A heavy cordon of security personnel quickly took Sarfaraz Ahmed, Sharjeel Khan, Anwar Khan and others from the terminal building to their waiting cars. But even than some people at the airport gave the players a piece of their mind.The hostile reception was expected after Pakistan’s dismal show in the Asia Cup in Bangladesh and in the World T20 where they lost to India, New Zealand and Australia.last_img read more

Lanner: desktop network appliance for vCPE/uCPE and edge security

first_imgLanner released the NCA-1515, a desktop network appliance powered by Intel Atom C3000 CPU. The NCA-1515 features robust performance and Intel’s QuickAssist Technology, offering cryptographic acceleration and commercial-grade LAN functions in a 231mm x 200mm x 44mm (WxDxH) form factor. Intel Atom C3758/C3558/C3308 CPU and Intel QuickAssist Technology together greatly boost network responsiveness and security by distributing processing power to more critical applications and by offloading computationally intensive compression and encryption/decryption tasks; what’s more, the NCA-1515 is also armed with secure boot and support for TPM 2.0, K-lock.The NCA-1515 offers 0 to 40°C operating temperatures, Intel AES-NI, up to 32 GB of DDR4 2400/2133/1866 MHz memory; for networking communications, the NCA-1515 can be configured with different options. For expansion and wireless connectivity via 3G, Wi-Fi or LTE, the NCA-1515 delivers 2x mini-PCIe slots and 1x M.2 2242 slot with dual nano SIM. Other I/O includes 1x RJ45 console, 2x USB 2.0, 1x onboard EMMC (8GB) and 1x optional 2.5” HDD/SSD bay.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous ADLINK: two new CompactPCI 2.0 processor blades with latest Intel Xeon, Core and AtomNext Increasing code flexibility using callbackslast_img read more

David Suchet Joins Campaign To Fight Genetic Diseases

first_imgActor David Suchet – best known for playing Agatha Christie’s detective Hercule Poirot in the long-running TV show Poirot – has joined the fight for those with rare genetic diseases.Video: #Fight4Treatment with David SuchetThe actor – whose own grandson suffers from Tuberous Sclerosis – is pushing for better treatment for those with genetic diseases.“The condition was discovered when he was just a few weeks old when he started having fits,” Suchet told the Daily Mail. “He had an MRI and was found to have TSC. Some people don’t discover it until later on in life and it can manifest itself in various different phases.“The drugs are available but we can’t get them. There are many reasons why we don’t have access to them but there seems to be such disorganisation and mismanagement in the admin side that it’s all gone pear-shaped and people are suffering.”The actor has joined the Tuberous Sclerosis Association’s #Fight4Treatment campaign to urge the NHS to supply drugs that are currently too expensive.A spokesman for NHS England said it would listen to the results of an ongoing public consultation on the issue and added: “It’d be wonderful to be able to fund everything and do so instantly, but unfortunately that’s never been the reality.”last_img read more

San Diego Humane Society personnel to help rescue animals stranded by hurricane

first_img September 16, 2018 John Soderman, Updated: 11:22 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSan Diego Humane Society’s Emergency Response Team is heading to Charlotte, North Carolina on Sunday to help rescue stranded animals.In a collaborative effort with Humane Society of the United States, the SDHS Emergency Response Team will be on the front lines helping animals impacted by Hurricane Florence.The team is FEMA-certified and trained in swift water rescues of large and small animals. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwittercenter_img John Soderman San Diego Humane Society personnel to help rescue animals stranded by hurricane Posted: September 16, 2018last_img read more