No further water restrictions expected in Donegal until St Stephens Day

first_img Google+ WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Donegal County Council says there should be no further was restrictions imposed until at least St Stephen’s day.Since the cold snap many consumers across Donegal have seen their water cut off over night.Once again last night a  number of areas served by the Lough Mourne supply were affected by water restrictions including  Convoy, Castlefin,  Raphoe and LiffordSupply was also be turned off to the Twin Towns area and the Rosses and Gweedore areas.The water supply was tirned back on this morning at 8am.The restrictions are due to the adverse weather with many people are leaving taps running in an effort to stop their water freezing, while in other cases there are bursts and leakages which have yet to be identified.The council says Its intention to have no restrictions on water supplies this eve or Christmas day with the situation to be reviewed thereafter Twitter Facebook Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North center_img No further water restrictions expected in Donegal until St Stephens Day 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articleStrabane District Councillor appears in court charged with drink drivingNext articleCouncil warns of major water restrictions as thaw sets in News Highland Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry News By News Highland – December 24, 2010 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Bhima Koregaon Case: Supreme Court To Hear Gautam Navlakha’s Plea For Default Bail As First Item Tomorrow

first_imgTop StoriesBhima Koregaon Case: Supreme Court To Hear Gautam Navlakha’s Plea For Default Bail As First Item Tomorrow Mehal Jain25 March 2021 2:32 AMShare This – xOn the request of the National Investigation Agency, the Supreme Court today adjourned the hearing on Bhima Koregaon accused Gautam Navlakha’s bail plea to 10:30 a.m. on Friday as the first item on the board.Appearing before a bench headed by Justice UU Lalit, ASG SV Raju advanced, “I am seeking only one day’s accommodation. It is not a regular bail application. If it was regular bail, I…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginOn the request of the National Investigation Agency, the Supreme Court today adjourned the hearing on Bhima Koregaon accused Gautam Navlakha’s bail plea to 10:30 a.m. on Friday as the first item on the board.Appearing before a bench headed by Justice UU Lalit, ASG SV Raju advanced, “I am seeking only one day’s accommodation. It is not a regular bail application. If it was regular bail, I would understand. It is a default bail application on some hyper technical grounds…””Notice was issued on March 15. Then on your request, the matter was posted to 22nd. Then it came to be listed on the 25th, that is, today. It becomes difficult for us to manage the board this way”, said Justice Lalit at the outset.”I am not complaining of a shortage of notice or a lack of notice. And I had only sought time once to file the counter. This is a default bail application. This is not a regular bail application. There has been no calculation. He (Navlakha) is saying that the period of 34 days spent in house arrest should be included… “, submitted Mr Raju.”Don’t please argue the merits. I have to argue. You are taking time, we are opposing this. We want the matter to go on”, intervened  senior advocate Kapil Sibal.”Your Lordships may hear me today. If he wants time, he may be heard tomorrow” pressed Mr Sibal.”The problem is that this combination is not available tomorrow. We must finish the hearing today and then whatever decision is to be taken will be taken. If the hearing is to spill over tomorrow, then we cannot have a segregated hearing”, noted Justice Lalit.Mr Sibal prayed that the matter be listed as the first item tomorrow on the board before the bench.Agreeing, Justice Lalit told Mr Raju, “Tomorrow is the hearing day. Whatever happens will happen. Keep yourself available”Activist and Journalist Gautam Navlakha who is an accused in the Elgar Parishad – Maoist links case moved the Supreme Court challenging Bombay High Court’s recent order rejecting his bail application. A three-judge Bench of Justices UU Lalit, Indira Banerjee and KM Joseph is scheduled to hear his plea on Wednesday, 3rd March 2021.Navlakha’s plea before the top Court comes after a division bench of Justices SS Shinde and MS Karnik refused to interfere in his criminal appeal filed against an order of the special court, which rejected his application for default bail in June, last year. He is in prison since his surrender on April, 14 2020.However the High Court, observed that, the time spent in “unlawful custody” cannot be included while computing the 90 days period prescribed for grant of default bail under section 167(2) of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC).The Court had further observed that 34 days Navlakha had spent under house arrest between August 28, 2018 – October 10, 2018, cannot be used to calculate his total detention period, especially since his arrest, as well as the magistrate’s transit remand, was found to be illegal by the Delhi HC.The court held that section 167 (2) of the CrPC, assumes the detention is authorised by a magistrate, and 90 days upward from that day can be used to calculate the period of custody for default bail. “However, once the authorisation by the Magistrate is declared illegal consequently rendering the detention itself illegal, the said period (house arrest custody) cannot be construed to be an authorised custody within the meaning of Section 167(2) of CrPC.,” the court said.The Maharashtra police had arrested Navlakha on August 28, 2018 in connection with an FIR lodged following the ‘Elgar Parishad’ held on December 31, 2017 and the Bhima Koregaon violence, a day after. Through the nationwide crackdown on activists and academics, connected to the conference, the police claimed to bust a larger maoist conspiracy.The case was later handed over to the NIA. Navlakha’s arrest and subsequent house arrest in August, 2018, was declared illegal by the Delhi High Court. Navlakha then approached the Sessions Court, followed by the High Court and Supreme Court for anticipatory bail. The Supreme Court, on March 16, 2020, directed Navlakha to surrender within three weeks, after rejecting his bail application. His plea seeking an extension in view of the coronavirus pandemic was also rejected. Following this Navlakha surrendered on April 14.Next Storylast_img read more

Douglas fans 10 to lead Del Norte to Lakin tourney victory over Hoopa Valley

first_imgCrescent City >> Allison Douglas struck out 10 and allowed three hits as the Del Norte Warriors defeated Hoopa Valley 6-1 Wednesday evening in the first round of the Charlie Lakin Championship Tournament at Del Norte High School. Del Norte looked poised to make it a quick evening. After Douglas struck out the side in order in the top half of the first, Del Norte’s Payten Healy and Brook Nolan stroked consecutive singles off Hoopa pitcher Hallee Colegrove. Douglas then reached on an error, …last_img read more

Cricket SA launches Centre of Excellence

first_img14 March 2014Cricket South Africa (CSA) launched its state-of-the-art Centre of Excellence (CoE) at the University of Pretoria Sports Complex on Thursday evening.The centre will be used by all national teams, including the Proteas test, ODI and T20 squads, the national women’s team, the national under-19 squad, and the national squads for disabled and differently abled cricket. It will also be used for various transformation initiatives.Development programme dream“We always dream of having a comparable, if not the best, development programme in the world,” CSA CEO Haroon Lorgat said at the launch.“With all sporting codes evolving as rapidly as we have experienced over the past decade, CSA is determined to invest in the future so that we remain a world leader in developing our players to their full potential.“We only have to look at the enormous changes cricket has undergone both on and off the field since we re-entered the international arena 22 years ago,” Lorgat said. “This includes the fast-paced T20 format and the implications that each format has on the other.“When AB de Villiers reached one of his many test centuries with three successive reverse sweeps it was incredible, but of course unachievable in years gone by.”The motivation for the CoE, Lorgat said, was about growing the game in South Africa. “Our vision remains two-fold: to make South Africa a nation of winners and to make cricket a truly national sport.“The CoE is key to both these aims as we continue working hard to keep pace with the growth of the game. It will spearhead excellence and transformation by always being at the forefront of the development of the game.”‘Equal of any other in the world’CSA general manager Corrie van Zyl commented: “With the facilities that the University of Pretoria have already established and the new ones we have developed through this investment, I can say with confidence that we have a facility that is the equal of any other in the world.“It is a dream come true for cricket in this country,” Van Zyl said. “But it is a living dream because it is one that we must continue to drive forward. At the moment we have an outstanding test team, a champion under-19 team, a women’s team that continues to make big strides forward and two Proteas limited overs squads that enjoy great respect across the whole world.“In other words our cricket is in a very healthy state. But we have seen from the experiences of others how easy it is to fall from the top and how difficult it is to stay at the top. The CoE is a key component in our commitment to successfully remain at the forefront.”SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

The impact, profile and reputation of South Africa on the African continent

first_imgBrand South Africa and the South African Research Chair Initiative in African Diplomacy is hosting a roundtable on South Africa relations with fellow African countries at the University of Johannesburg. Based on Brand South Africa’s SA Inc research project, the findings that will be shared will provide a holistic view of South Africa’s impact on the continent.Johannesburg, Monday 14 March 2016 – One of the objectives of Brand South Africa’s research in peer African markets is to develop a more integrated and holistic understanding of the full spectrum of South African activities in peer markets.Brand South Africa, in partnership with the South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARCHI) Chair in African Diplomacy (University of Johannesburg) invite media to a roundtable where findings from research in Senegal, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Angola will be shared.Key issues to be interrogated include:Lessons from a market entry strategy point of viewCultural competency when engaging with peers across the continentLessons from South African expats and expertise in key marketsThe reputation profile of South Africa – beyond policyLessons on the need for creative interventions to share expertise and experiences between government, business, and academia to build national competence and enhance African integration.All guests, including media, are requested to bring along any form of identity (Licence, I.D, Passport) as well register their car by providing the model/make and registration number of the vehicle when confirming attendance.Join the research roundtable  as follows:Date: Wednesday 16 March 2017Time: 09h30-12h30Venue: University of Johannesburg – Kingsway Campus library, Level 5 AuditoriumRSVP: Please confirm your attendance with Tsabeng Nthite [email protected] Brand South AfricaBrand South Africa is the official marketing agency of South Africa, with a mandate to build the country’s brand reputation, in order to improve its global competitiveness. Its aim is also to build pride and patriotism among South Africans, in order to contribute to social cohesion and nation brand ambassadorship.About SARCHI Chair in African DiplomacyThe National Research Foundation (NRF) South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARCHI) Chair: African Diplomacy and Foreign Policy is a newly established research and post-graduate training initiative under the aegis of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Johannesburg. Headed by Prof Chris Landsberg, it seeks to respond to the fluctuating state of Africa’s international affairs by developing a research and outreach agenda embedded in strong basic and applied primary research.Join the conversation at: #SANationBrand. Follow us on Twitter using @Brand_SA and on Facebook. Tell us how you Play Your Part for South Africa through the website or the @PlayyourpartSA Twitter page.For more information or to set up interviews, please contact:Tsabeng NthiteTel: +27 11 712 5041Mobile: +27 (0) 76 371 6810Email: [email protected] www.brandsouthafrica.comlast_img read more

Storm Brewing: Commercial Data Bill Of Rights Introduced

first_imgTags:#Analysis#enterprise#news IT + Project Management: A Love Affair 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now dan rowinski Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…center_img Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Related Posts Senators John Kerry, and John McCain introduced a bill to the Senate floor last week entitled “The Commercial Privacy Bill Of Rights” that would reform and codify how Internet user data could be used online.On the surface, this seems like the type of altruistic bill that falls in to the no-brainer area of Congressional legislation. Privacy, protection, trust, accountability. All the good political buzzwords apply. Yet, it is not that simple. Data is the lifeblood of the Web and the use of consumer data and the bill would allow the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Commerce to have a significant hand in regulation of how data is collected and used by companies. Advertisers, innovators and consumer groups are concerned with the bill, not so much because of the wording of the legislation, but rather the amount of control it places in the hands of the FTC and whether or not that is necessary. From the summary of the bill:The right to security and accountability:Collectors of information must implement security measures to protect the information they collect and maintain.The right to notice, consent, access and correct information:The collector must provide the ability for an individual to opt-out of any information collection that is unauthorized by the Act and provide affirmative consent (opt-in) for the collection of sensitive personally identifiable information.The right to data minimization, distribution constraints and data integrity:Holds companies to use the data they collect only for specific purposes of conducting business within a set timeline hold any third-party accessors of that data to the same standards as the collector.Voluntary Safe Harbor Programs: Companies can opt-out of portions of the bill if they set policies that are equally as stringent as the bill.How will it affect the advertising ecosystem?The advertising community feels that this law is unnecessary because the industry has been crafting its own privacy policies for some time and think that the market can regulate itself. “We’ve set up a system; now they are going to replace it with the FTC,” Dan Jaffe, executive vice president of the Association of Nationals Advertisers said in and AdWeek interview. “It basically undermines the momentum last December when botht he FTC and Commerce Department scolded the industry for not moving fast enough.”Kaliya Hamlin, the executive director of the Personal Data Ecosystem Consortium, believes the bill is absolutely necessary. Foremost, she says, it will bring American privacy laws in to correlation with those of the European Union, which would allow for greater international commerce as currently U.S. sites that do not comply with European privacy laws either cannot operate there or have to change their data handling processes to accommodate European law. “Our consortium has a point of view about how the future could be and it doesn’t have to be the way it is,” Hamlin said. “It is totally possible to advertise (and potentially even more effective then today) in an ecosystem that gets re-wired to respect people and their information – that seeks to build with them and connect them to offers and opportunities that are relevant to them.”Hamlin noted that on a recent trip to Europe that she encountered many pop-ups on sites that telling asking if her information could be used. It is likely that if this bill is passed similar pop-ups could be coming to the United States. Will it stifle innovation?Hamlin does not think so.“So there are currently 20+ startups innovating around developing personal data banks and services around them,” Hamlin said. “So, where is the stifling?”Yet, social network data hacker and ReadWriteWeb contributor Pete Warden, told our editor Marshall Kirkpatrick last week that “these regulations will deter startups from building new tools like or Rapportive, while the big corporations can devote whole departments to working around any new rules,” Warden said.There is clearly a split in the tech community on if and how the bill would affect innovation. It is notable that the United States leads Europe in volume and quality of innovation. Is that because of the culture on the other side of the pond? The amount of regulation by the European Union? A group of the largest tech companies, including Microsoft, Intel and e-Bay signed an agreement last week supporting the bill. Notably, Facebook and Google have not weighed in on the bill.CNET pointed out last week that the bill will not apply to the government or law enforcement, which brings up an interesting double standard in how the government views itself in relation to business. Internet consumers are as wary of the government and how it uses their information as they are of businesses. When it comes to the day-to-day processes of government function, it does not operate all that different from a large enterprise corporation yet yields more power over the lives of American’s than almost all corporations put together.In the long run, start-ups and innovators will learn to deal with the new regulations if the bill passes. It comes down to a matter of trust. How much do consumers trust the businesses that use and control their data? This bill would help companies gain and keep the trust of consumers.But, the question becomes: does the federal government need to legislate that trust or is it something that companies have to craft and earn on their own?last_img read more

Your Research is Mostly Call Reluctance

first_imgAn email from one reader asked what research he might do that would allow him to gain the commitment of time from his prospects. This is to overestimate the value of researching, and it is to misunderstand what it takes to gain a commitment for a first meeting (which is covered in greater detail in The Lost Art of Closing: Winning the 10 Commitments That Drive Sales).The Limits of ResearchThere is very little that you can learn about your prospective client through research that will cause you to gain an appointment with your prospective client.You may want to look at their work history to discern what they’ve done in the past, which may help you understand what kind of roles they’ve had in the past, and you may also find things they are proud of having done. You can look at their education, and you might be able to find some connection, like the fact that your prospective client went to the same university as your brother in law. On LinkedIn, you can see what groups someone belongs to, you can see what they found valuable enough to post, and you can see what their interests are, none of which is very helpful when it comes to gaining a commitment for a meeting.What comes next is going to be painful for some of you:You are researching your client because you have call reluctance. You have call reluctance because you don’t know what to say to gain an appointment, and you are searching for some way to make it easier. But if you already don’t know what to say, then saying, “You went to the same University as my brother in law,” is only going to make things worse for you.The key to gaining a commitment is having something worth trading time to acquire.What Are You Trading for Time?When you are asking for an appointment, what you know about your client specifically is not as important as what you know about them generally. Your dream client isn’t likely to meet with you because you stalked their social media to learn things about them personally. They’re going to meet with you because you have something of value to trade for that meeting.To gain the commitment of time, it’s much easier to trade what you can teach your prospective client about their business, about their opportunities, about their challenges, and about the decisions they are going to need to make in the not too distant future.Later, Do Your ResearchWhen you are prospecting, you need to do the minimal viable amount of research about your prospect, and the maximum research necessary to have a commanding disparity when it comes to business acumen and situational knowledge. Once that appointment is scheduled, however, you need to do more research, the kind of research that gives you some greater clues as to who you are meeting with before you have that meeting.last_img read more

Sergey Kovalev gets WBO title back from Eleider Alvarez in rematch

first_imgVictorious Qatar returns to Doha to a “rapturous” welcome US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Sergey Kovalev, left, hits Eleider Alvarez during a WBO light heavyweight title boxing match, early Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in Frisco, Texas. (AP Photo/Cooper Neill)FRISCO, Texas — Sergey Kovalev took back the WBO light heavyweight championship from Eleider Alvarez early Sunday, winning the rematch in a unanimous decision six months after losing his belt.The Russian controlled the pace throughout the fight, pushing through a couple of moments of fatigue like those that seemed to affect him in the loss that cost him the title in the 175-pound division.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Before Valdez’s win, Richard Commey (28-2, 25 KOs) took the vacant IBF lightweight title with a second-round technical knockout of Isa Chaniev (13-2). The fight was called 39 seconds into the second round after the second knockdown of Chaniev in that round and the third overall. In that defeat to Alvarez in Atlantic City, New Jersey, last summer, Kovalev was ahead on all three scorecards when he was dropped three times in the seventh round.Kovalev (33-3-1) made it through the seventh just fine in a fight that started two minutes before midnight. The 35-year-old put on the finishing touches by landing several blows in an impressive 12th round to leave little doubt that Alvarez (24-1) was headed for his first loss.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesTwo judges had Kovalev ahead 116-112. The third judge didn’t give Alvarez a single round, scoring it 120-108.The dominant win reversed a recent slide by Kovalev, who had all three of his losses in the previous five fights. He was the aggressor from the beginning, and eventually landed 213 of 860 punches compared to 111 out of 369 for Alvarez. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement01:49Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? Then fight me again02:42PH 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 According to the television broadcast, Alvarez’s corner told him going into the 10th round that he would need a knockout to keep the belt. He never got close. Kovalev even had an exclamation point, landing a punishing right hand just before the final bell.In what amounted to co-main event on Saturday night, Oscar Valdez defended his WBO featherweight title with a seventh-round technical knockout of Carmine Tommasone.The two-time Mexican Olympian caught Tommasone with a right uppercut to the jaw. The blow dropped the Italian and the fight was called nine seconds into the seventh round in Valdez’s first bout since sustaining a broken jaw in a successful title defense against Scott Quigg last March.Valdez (25-0, 20 KOs) controlled the 28-year-old’s fifth title defense in the 126-pound division almost from the start at the 12,000-seat indoor football stadium that’s part of team headquarters for the Dallas Cowboys.Tommasone (19-1) went down twice in the fourth round, and his right eye swelled badly late in the sixth. The 34-year-old proposed to his girlfriend in the ring despite his first loss in Tommasone’s first professional fight outside the 2016 Olympian’s home country.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes MOST READlast_img read more

5 Reasons: Why Moto G second-gen is better than its predecessor

first_imgWithin a couple of months ahead of its launch, Motorola has overhauled Moto G, its top selling smartphone. The second generation Moto G offers much more than its predecessor at a lesser price. Here are the top 5 distinguishing features that make second generation Moto G better:1. Bigger screen: The new Moto G appears to be identical as the old one, yet has a somewhat greater screen. The new model has a presentation bigger than the old model by 0.5 inches yet the resolution remains same. Its 5 inch 720p screen delivers great colors. Though, the bigger screen with similar pixels tends to lower the pixel density, but the difference is too minimal to be able to be noticed by naked eyes.2. Enhanced Camera: The Moto G (second generation) accompanies an 8 MP camera. The rear camera has been upgraded from 5MP in the previous version to 8 MP in the newer phone, while the front camera has been upgraded to 2 MP from 1.3 MP.3. Extra storage capacity: A noteworthy change in the second-gen Moto G is that it supports a microSD card slot. The earlier version of Moto G didn’t sported expandable memory option.4. Double speakers: Unlike the old Moto G that accompanied a speaker barbecue at the back, the new Moto G has double speakers at the front that deliver decently clamorous sound in normal surroundings. But in noisy surroundings the results may vary. Other than this, headphones also offer a good sound quality.5. Less expensive: The new avatar of Moto G has been upgraded in most of it’s specifications, however one thing remains unchanged or rather has been reduced- The Price. The 16 GB variant of second-gen Moto G comes at a price which is INR 1000 less than the first model. The brand is yet to announce its 8 GB version.advertisementlast_img read more