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Speed skating club holding two events to kick off 2013

first_imgThe first event will be held Wednesday, January 9, when the club hosts a club meeting, which will be taking place at the Pomeroy Sport Centre, beginning at 6 p.m.Next, the club will be hosting a Level 1: Introduction to Speed Skating and Officiating clinic, which will also be taking place at the Pomeroy Sport Centre.The clinic is a great opportunity for anyone interested in trying out the sport of speed skating, as well as parents who wish to volunteer their services, either through officiating races or to just becoming more familiar with the sport.- Advertisement -The clinic will take place from 6 – 9 p.m. on Friday, January 11, and if interested in signing up, email wkok@nlc.bc.ca.last_img read more

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APPLEGREEN GARAGE CHAIN TO OPEN LARGE OUTLET IN DONEGAL

first_imgOne of the country’s biggest petrol station and convenience store chains is to open a large outlet in Letterkenny.Applegreen are one of the best-known garages in the country with more than 30 branches nationwide including two super-stations on the outskirts of Dublin on the M1 motorway.Now the chain is to open an outlet at the Dry Arch next door to the Clanree Hotel which is currently the Spar Clanree Service station. The official announcement on the take-over is not to be made official until tomorrow.However Donegaldaily understands the deal on the takeover has already been completed.The new complex is expected to create a number of jobs.Traditionally Applegreen are well-known for creating a large retail environment around their petrol stations. There is also speculation that the new garage will include a BurgerKing Drivethru at its renovated store.The garage, which offers fuel at competitive prices, is expected to compete keenly with other petrol stations around Letterkenny. APPLEGREEN GARAGE CHAIN TO OPEN LARGE OUTLET IN DONEGAL was last modified: March 29th, 2012 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:ApplegreenDry ArchletterkennySpar Clanree Service Stationlast_img read more

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AND THE WINNER OF OUR 2 ALL IRELAND TICKETS WAS…

first_imgANNE-Marie Doherty from Buncrana.She told us tonight that she had been to all of the games this year – but didn’t have a ticket to the final.The 18-year-old was delighted. She gets her tickets from the good people at Donegal Creameries later today. AND THE WINNER OF OUR 2 ALL IRELAND TICKETS WAS… was last modified: September 18th, 2014 by John2Share 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

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How DeMarcus Cousins makes Warriors’ starting lineup even more dangerous

first_imgClick HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.‘THREE!’ chronicles the Warriors run to the 2018 NBA Championship.Order the book today!SACRAMENTO – A day after the Los Angeles Lakers acquired the NBA’s best player, the Warriors acquired a starter that will give them a starting lineup that resembles a team USA Roster.So, the Lakers brought back playoff aspirations after agreeing to a four-year, $154 million deal with LeBron James. The Warriors countered with …last_img read more

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BRICS to set up $100bn reserve fund

first_img6 September 2013The leaders of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) group of influential emerging economies have agreed to create a US$100-billion pool of currency reserves to serve as a buffer against financial shocks.South Africa, being the smallest of the five economies, will contribute $5-billion (R51-billion) to the contingency reserve arrangement, as it is known, which will help BRICS member countries to fund current account deficits, among other things.China will contribute the lion’s share of the fund – $41-billion – while Brazil, Russia and India will each contribute $18-billion.The five BRICS leaders, including South African President Jacob Zuma, met briefly in St Petersburg, Russia on Thursday on the sidelines of the G20 summit, saying in a statement after their meeting that they had noted “the continued slow pace of the recovery, high unemployment in some countries, and ongoing challenges and vulnerabilities in the global economy, particularly in advanced economies”.The leaders said they believed “that major economies, including the G20, could do more to boost global demand and market confidence”.The leaders reiterated concerns expressed at the BRICS summit in Durban in March over the negative spill-over effects of the unconventional monetary policies of certain developed economies.They emphasised “that the eventual normalisation of monetary policies need to be effectively and carefully calibrated and clearly communicated”.At the same time, the BRICS leaders also expressed their concern with the stalling of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) reform process, calling once more for the implementation of the 2010 IMF Quota and Governance Reform and the completion the next general quota review by January 2014, as agreed at the G20 summit in Seoul.The leaders said “good progress” had been made towards the establishment of a BRICS development bank and contingency reserve fund, and “tangible results” were expected by the time of next year’s BRICS summit.The bank, which will have an initial subscribed capital of $50-billion from the five BRICS countries, is expected to help fund infrastructure projects crucial for development in BRICS member countries.Progress has been made in negotiating the new development bank’s capital structure, membership, shareholding and governance of the bank, the leaders said.On the contingency reserve arrangement, consensus has been reached on a number of key aspects and operational details.“As agreed in Durban, the CRA will have an initial size of US$100-billion,” the leaders’ joint statement read. “Countries’ individual commitments to the CRA will be as follows: China – $41-billion; Brazil, India, and Russia – $18-billion each; and South Africa – $5-billion.”SAinfo reporter and SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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RW10: How An Influential Tech Site’s Design Evolved Alongside The Web

first_imgYear Two: 2004By the following year, ReadWrite had added a right-hand column and a header bar that was, if anything, even greener than the previous design. Richard got top billing as producer, arranger, composer and designer of the site—fittingly, as it was still a one-man show at that point:  Year One: 2003, Part 2 Richard soon followed up with a template of his own design—one that opted for a, shall we say, particular shade of institutional green. That design debuted in September 2003 and looked like this: Year Nine: 2011Additional minor tweaks expanded the “top story” across what had been a middle column and revised and enlarged the “featured posts” images and headlines. Year Eleven: 2013Stay tuned — our next redesign is on its way. Year Three: 2005This design featured the first graphic element in the site’s header—a thumbnail image of a work by conceptual artist John Baldessari, from his exhibition READ/WRITE/THINK/DREAM. Which, oddly enough, was not the inspiration behind ReadWrite’s name (a story Richard tells here). The artwork suggests a rather literal interpretation of the “Write” portion—it basically consists of giant pencils. david hamilton Year Six: 2008A redesigned logo eliminated the slash between “Read” and “Write,” while the design shrank down the text to a narrower left-hand column to make room for a central “Popular Posts” section. Related Posts ReadWrite celebrates its 10th anniversary on Saturday, April 20, 2013. For the occasion, we’re running a series of articles  looking back—and looking forward.Ten years ago, many of ReadWrite’s first readers first viewed the site on a CRT display attached to a desktop with a wired Ethernet connection, or via a clunky laptop perched across their knees near an early Wi-Fi router. The Web, then roughly a decade old, was still largely static and flat, excepting the occasional Java applet or Flash animation.Unsurprisingly, ReadWrite’s original design was itself also sort of static and flat, just like the rest of the then-nascent blogosphere. But the same way today’s technology now allows our readers to pull up our posts and videos on hi-res tablets or smartphones with 4G wireless data connections, so has ReadWrite’s design also evolved in line with changing Web aesthetics and the needs of our diverse audience of developers and technophiles.What follows is a recap of how ReadWrite’s design has evolved along with the Web through the years, via screenshots courtesy of the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine. (You can also check out a more personal tour ReadWrite founder Richard MacManus authored last year for our ninth anniversary.) Click on any of the images for a larger version.Of course, ReadWrite’s not done evolving. Check back regularly to catch the latest chapter in ReadWrite’s visual design.Year One: 2003, Part 1Richard started his blog using a borrowed template from Dave Winer’s Radio Userland, an early blogging service. Here’s what a page from August 2003 looked like: Tags:#design#ReadWrite#RW10#ten center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Year Five: 2007A further iteration of the previous template doubled down on the red theme and gave prominent placement to the site’s sponsors in the right-hand column. Year Ten: 2012Following the site’s acquisition by Say Media, a full redesign introduced a much more visually oriented and editorially curated front page of top posts, followed by a reverse chronological listing of recent posts. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Year Four: 2006This design added the yin-yang symbol that would grace the site’s header for the next five or so years, eliminated the left-hand column and introduced the red-and-white theme that has been a ReadWrite hallmark ever since. Years Seven & Eight: 2009-2010Mostly cosmetic changes included the introduction of share buttons in the header and a “Featured Posts” section following the first item on the page:last_img read more

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Why The Facebook-Parse Deal Makes Parse’s Rivals Very, Very Happy

first_imgYesterday, Facebook bought Parse, a San Francisco startup with a service designed to greatly simplify the process of creating mobile and Web apps. Today, Parse’s rivals are doubtless celebrating because the (reportedly) $85 million acquisition effectively puts a big seal of approval on their techniques for automating some aspects of app development.(See also: What Happens When Almost Anybody Can Build A Mobile Business App?)In tech jargon, outfits like Parse are often called “backend as a service” (or, worse, BaaS) companies. But they could be better described as mobile cloud-service companies. They offer services designed to easily tie mobile apps into the cloud, providing a host of automatic “backend” functions such as data storage and connections to social networks. That allows developers to focus on the core elements that make their apps sing instead of doing a lot of complicated integration with cloud systems.One of the companies paying closest attention to Facebook’s move is Boston-based Kinvey, one of Parse’s biggest rivals and a startup eager to see this cloud-service market really hit the big time.What This “Validation” MeansOver the space of a few months in 2011, three startups effectively created this app-service automation market. Parse, StackMob and Kinvey promised easy cloud integration to mobile developers, but lookalikes quickly surfaced. Cocoafish (acquired by Appcelerator, Tiggzi (now Appery.io), FeedHenry, Applicasa from the startup end, new services from the likes of Sencha (Sencha.io) andeven Apple (iCloud) joined the fray. IBM and SAP now also offer similar cloud solutions.(See also: Parse Offers “Backend as a Service” to Mobile Developers)Some critics wondered if the industry segment had become too crowded and if all the outside entrants would doom the three original backend-service providers. They were small, their business models were unproven and their stories (i.e., “we provide backends so you don’t have to”) were quickly in danger of being drowned out by competition claiming the same thing. There was a time in 2012, before it raised its first venture funding, when Kinvey had serious doubts if it would make it.A map of the BaaS ecosystem from Kinvey from February 2012Then these companies, which initially had started as developer tools, started turning into actual businesses. StackMob and Kinvey found that big companies were really interested in their services. Parse started attracting brands like the NFL’s Green Bay Packers, Hipmunk, Armani and the Food Network.(See also: Bringing Enterprise Data To Your Mobile Workers)It’s no coincidence that Facebook named Parse, StackMob and Kinvey (along with the likes of PhoneGap and Sencha) as preferred technology partners last week. These are companies with useful skill sets. All three have done extensive work with Facebook in the past. Many in the tech community associate “validation” of a new technological or business approach with startup venture funding or outright acquisition. But the likes of Parse arguably found validation much earlier, with the arrival of big, high-profile customers. “Lots of people are saying [the Parse acquisition] ‘validates’ the space,” said Sravish Sridhar, CEO and co-founder of Kinvey. “I disagree. The space was validated when brands like J&J, Aetna GSN and Cadillac began trusting their data and apps to BaaS.”Sridhar has a point. But until Parse sold out, none of these startups had entered the “big money” realm of tens of millions in funding, revenue or acquisition. In that sense, the Facebook-Parse deal has definitely lifted the prospects of StackMob, Kinvey and the rest of their competitors.Where Do These Startups Go From Here?Parse reportedly had a long line of suitors. Facebook won the bidding, but Dropbox, Google and Yahoo also all apparently had interest, according to Wall Street Journal reporter Evelyn Rusli. A variety of other companies have also shown interest in the backend-service startups, including Salesforce (customer relationship management), Intel (chip manufacturing and developer tools) and classic enterprise service providers like IBM and SAP, which have acquired mobile enterprise application platforms (MEAPs) in the past. When parsing what the Parse acquisition means to companies like Kinvey and StackMob last night, Kinvey’s head of marketing Joe Chernov turned to Sridhar and said, “Do you know of any other tech space that has so many different kinds of big companies wanting to acquire its vendors?”It’s a good question and one that should have the likes of Kinvey and StackMob hi-fiving, jumping in their seats and making plans for happy hour. Twitter will be the next company to watch. It recently bought Boston-based Crashlytics and Bluefin for a total a little less than $200 million. Twitter is beefing up on its own application ecosystem (see: Vine and Twitter Cards) and could very easily find a place for backend services in its app efforts. Tags:#app development#Cloud Providers#Facebook Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement dan rowinski What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Related Posts last_img read more

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Top stories: A monster black hole, how to prevent allergies, and naming animals

first_imgThis week’s quiz: How well do you know science’s most famous animals? Test your knowledge!Common ingredient in packaged food may trigger inflammatory diseaseHere’s another reason to avoid packaged foods—the ingredients that make them stable may promote chronic inflammatory diseases. 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Eat peanuts. A new study finds that eating peanuts slashes the chance of developing a peanut allergy, at least in kids at high risk of developing one. The findings support a long-standing theory that ingesting potential food allergens can actually prevent allergies.Should research animals be named?Scientists once shied away from naming research animals. Now, except for rats and mice, most research animals have proper names. But is this practice good or bad for research? Have your say!Indian grad students take to streets over miserable payIndian postgraduate students have taken to the streets nationwide by the thousands over the past week to protest overdue hikes to government stipends. Unless demands are met soon, protest leaders promise to take more drastic action, such as a attempting a countrywide lab shutdown.Monster black hole born shortly after big bangAstronomers have discovered a monstrous black hole in a barely newborn galaxy, just 875 million years after the big bang. The monster is 3000 times the size of our Milky Way’s black hole, and to have grown so big so quickly, it must have been munching matter at close to the maximum physically possible rate for most of its life.Sound of mom’s voice boosts brain growth in premature babiesBabies born prematurely are more than twice as likely to have difficulty hearing and processing words than those carried to full-term. Now, an unusual study with 40 preemies suggests that recreating a womblike environment with recordings of a mother’s heartbeat and voice could potentially correct these deficits.DNA recovered from underwater British site may rewrite history of farming in EuropeA new study of ancient DNA from a now submerged hunter-gatherer camp off the British coast suggests that wheat made its way to the far edge of Western Europe 2000 years before farming was thought to have taken hold in Britain. In fact, hunter-gatherers may have brought agricultural products to the British Isles by trading wheat and other grains with early farmers from the European mainland.last_img read more

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Two Indians Held in Guyana For Having Forged Canadian Visas

first_imgTwo Indian nationals were held after they were allegedly found with forged Canadian visas onboard a Fly Jamaica Airlines flight parked at Cheddi Jagan International Airport in Guyana.Pakaj Kumar Patel, 24, and his wife Roshini Benn Patel, 32, denied before Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts that there was any intention for fraud when they had fake Canadian visas inserted in their Republic of India passports, iNews Guyana reported. They had told the customer service representative at the airport, when the incident transpired on Feb.22, that the visas were issued by the government of Canada.The attorney for defendants Adrian Thompson told the court that his clients had no intention of using forged documents. Following consultation with Magistrate Judy latchman, the charge was re-read to the two accused. They then pleaded guilty.According to Police Prosecutor Arvin Moore’s account, the accused were staying with a family member in Guyana at Alberttown, Georgetown, where they spent a month. They then attempted to leave for Canada from Cheddi Jagan airport where they were de-boarded from their flight. Both the accused are business owners.They were taken to Criminal Investigation Department where they were told that forged visas were an offence and that they would be charged. They were both fined $100,000, failing which they would be put behind bars for 12 months.India was the worst offender when it came to entering Canada with fraudulent documents in 2016, according to an earlier report in Global News. The Canada Border Services Agency seized 415 fraudulent passports and visas in the year 2016, of which 81 were Indian. The agency presented this information in front of House of Commons in April last year.When asked why India dominated the number, CBSA spokesperson Nicholas Dorion said: “It is not a practice of the CBSA to speculate on reasons why one passport is more commonly used fraudulently versus another.”Earlier this month, three people were arrested at Doha International Airport while boarding a plane on the way to Montreal, Canada, on fake passport and visa documents, the Times of India had earlier reported. Related ItemsCanadaGuyanalast_img read more

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Farmers take to the streets over paddy procurement in Odisha

first_imgFarmers across western Odisha on Tuesday took to the streets protesting against sluggishness in paddy procurement in the current kharif season.The State government also faced the heat as the Opposition parties had picked holes in the procurement process during a discussion in the Assembly.Hundreds of farmers protested by offloading their paddy stocks in front of the houses of four MLAs in Sambalpur and they also laid siege to the office of the Collector at Bargarh. They threatened not to participate in the procurement if the present system was not withdrawn.Farmers are against the ‘token’ system. “Though we had started harvesting of paddy weeks ago, we were unable to sell our paddy. The State government has introduced centralised token system. But tokens were not issued in advance triggering delay in procurement,” said Prasant Pradhan, a farmer.The farmers demanded that the government must revert to the earlier system and expedite procurement as soon as possible.“The State-level committee had decided to start paddy procurement from November 15 and the same decision was taken at the district level. We fail to understand why token was not issued beforehand,” said Narasingha Mishra, Congress Legislature Party leader.Jaynarayan Mishra, BJP MLA of Sambalpur, also took a dig at the government for defending the token system saying farmers were facing a lot of difficulties in selling their paddy.Food Supply and Consumer Welfare Minister Ranendra Pratap Swain said earlier Primary Agricultural Cooperative Societies (PACS) were generating tokens, which was not a transparent system and some farmers were preferred to others.“The new token system allows small and marginal farmers to bring paddy for sale since tokens are issued in a transparent way. Hence, the system will not be dominated by big farmers,” said Mr. Swain.He defended the system saying traders cannot enter the system as the experience shows that some PACS first try to favour traders while genuine farmers wait for days to sell their paddy.The procurement started in seven western Odisha districts and 26,543 tokens were issued to 21,372 farmers.last_img read more

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