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Gardaí investigating two car accident involving deer in Carndonagh

first_imgGardaí have confirmed they are investigating a road traffic collision that occurred just outside Carndonagh yesterday evening (Weds). It is understood that the accident occurred at approximately 7:20pm on Wednesday evening.Two vehicles are reported to have collided with a deer, however, upon arrival no deer was present. No offence disclosed and no injuries sustained.Gardaí enquires are continuing.Gardaí investigating two car accident involving deer in Carndonagh was last modified: October 24th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

A’s updates: Laureano gets rare night off, plus Jharel Cotton begins rehab

first_imgDETROIT – Baseball is, by nature, a superstitious game. On a losing streak? Change everything. On a winning streak? Change nothing.With the way Oakland’s offense performed in its series-opening win over the Tigers on Thursday, hanging up 17 runs on 16 hits, it’s a surprise that the A’s would have even wanted to leave the ballpark.Even so, with three left-handed pitchers on the horizon to close out the series, manager Bob Melvin expects some shuffling with the A’s lineup over the next three …last_img

South Africa: time to be a good host!

first_imgWhat are you doing to be a good host in 2009 and 2010?As South Africa gears up to host the world of football, South Africans are being called on to get behind their national football team, to be a part of the buzz around the 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup and 2010 World Cup – and to be good hosts to the football fans that visit the country.Ke nako. It’s time …HOW TO BE A GREAT 2009 AND 2010 HOSTThe 2010 Local Organising Committee, the International Marketing Council of South Africa (IMC) and South African Tourism have put their heads together and come up with six ways in which you can be a great 2009 and 2010 host.They’re simple, they’re fun do, and they’ll make you part of the action that’s going to unfold between now and that final match at Soccer City, Johannesburg on Sunday, 11 July 2010. So the only question is …What are you doing to be a good host in 2009 and 2010?1. Be informedKnow what’s going down in your own backyard. For pretty much everything you might need to know – about the teams, the venues, the dates, the host cities, the work that’s going in to get the country geared – check out: –2009 Fifa Confederations – (Fifa 2009 website) –2010 Fifa World Cup (Fifa 2010 website) –South Africa 2010 (SA government 2010 website) –Visit South Africa 2010 (SA Tourism 2010 website) –Shine 2010 (2010 good news) –Project 2010 (2010 readiness updates)2. Support our countryLearn to sing the national anthem. Fly the national flag. We’re footballing into the future – don’t be left behind! –South Africa’s national anthem –Fly, the beloved flag!3. Support our team, support our playersWe did it in 1996, and Bafana Bafana came out of international isolation to win the African Cup of Nations. Co-hosts South Korea got behind their team in 2002, and their team responded by upsetting favourites Spain in the quarterfinals to become the first Asian team to reach the World Cup semifinals.Germany did the same in 2006, and their team – previously written off at home and abroad – went as far as extra time in the semifinals before bowing out to eventual tournament winners Italy. -Bafana Bafana for the Confederations Cup semifinals – “win two to go through” – yes, we can!All you Gunners and Red Devils fans in SA – support Man U/Arsenal and a PSL team! –Soccer in South AfricaFind out more about Bafana Bafana: –Confederations Cup: Bafana Bafana4. Learn to blow a vuvuzela …… Get yourself a makarapa. Wear a Zakumi badge. Follow the games. Talk about them over a pap ‘n vleis braai. Get interested. Do any of these things in the spirit of Bafana, and you can count yourself a Bafana Bafana fan! –Vuvuzela: SA football’s beautiful noise –Hats off to SA football’s makarapa! –Zakumi: spirit of South Africa 20105. GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO to a game!Buy yourself and your kids/granddad/partner/buddy tickets to a Confederations Cup match. Maybe you’re the CEO? Buy tickets for your staff – it’ll be the best (and cheapest) corporate bonding outing you ever organised! –Buying Confed Cup tickets made easy –2010: second ticket phase kicks offAnd when you go to a game, gents, it’s time to …6. Do things THE RIGHT WAY -Get to the stadium an hour before the game. -Check your ticket, know your number, and sit in your designated seat. -Don’t use the steps as seats. -Don’t bring bottles or other “cellular” to the stadium (if you know what we’re talking about, then we’re talking to you!)Article last updated: May 2009Related ArticlesNews: Call to unite, celebrate Africa’s World Cuplast_img read more

Woolies leads in using water wisely

first_img1 August 2011Retailer Woolworths has installed a water treatment system that uses water from a stream under its Cape Town head office to flush the toilets and run the building’s car wash, entrance fountain and cooling towers for the air conditioning units.The development will save the Cape Town municipality an estimated 27 375 000 litres of water a year or 75 000 litres of municipal water a day, while the retailer will benefit from a reduced water bill.The underground water runs about 20 metres under Woolworths head office building in the centre of Cape Town. The water currently flows into the city’s storm water system, and is eventually discharged into the sea. After much inquiry, the source of the underground stream is still somewhat of a mystery.Woolworths’ head of engineering services, Alex Kuzma, said the company had started investigating the project three years ago, and after consulting with the municipality and a range of experts had realised they could harvest the underground water, treat it, and use it instead of municipal water.“Everyone wins – Woolworths, the City of Cape Town, residents, and importantly, the environment,” Kuzma said in a statement last week. “This is part of our ‘Good Business’ journey, which helps to conserve natural resources and conduct business as responsibly as we can.”Reverse osmosisThe treated water is completely safe for use even though it will not be used as drinking water. To make the water safe for drinking, Woolworths has invested in a treatment plant that purifies the water using a number of steps including reverse osmosis.Under that process, pressure pushes the underground water through a semi permeable membrane. The membrane, which is about as thick as cellophane tape, allows only the water to pass through, eliminating impurities or contaminates.Drinking water will continue to be channelled separately into the building for the 2 000 people who occupy it daily. Once the treated water has been used, it will exit the building into the municipal waste water system.“The conservation and management of water is a major focus area of our Good business journey programme, as it should be in a country where water is a scarce resource,” said Kuzma.Woolworths’ Good business journey is a comprehensive plan to make a difference in in the areas of transformation, social development, the environment and climate change.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

South Africa Hosts the Inaugural Africa Communications Week

first_imgTsabeng Nthite – South Africa will be hosting the annual Africa Communications Week (ACW) from 21 – 25 May 2018.Africa Communications Week is an annual global campaign, open to communications professionals with an African focus/expertise. ACW’s mission is to empower and equip Africa focused communications professionals with the tools and resources to change the current narratives about Africa. ACW also aims to promote knowledge and professional development by hosting informative webinars and masterclasses, as well as providing practical tools on how Africa focused communicators can begin to advance more realistic narratives about Africa.  Hosted by PR Trendz ZA the South African edition of ACW will take place on Tuesday, 22 May and Friday, 25 May in Johannesburg and Cape Town under the theme ‘Telling a balanced South African narrative: Trends and Insights’. Nelisa Ngqulana, Managing Director of PR Trends ZA said: “The South African edition of ACW is a learning event that will bring together communications practitioners across all sectors, encouraging the sharing of lessons and insights and growing networks of collaboration with to ensure that we are constantly up to date with the practice of communications trends.” Co-Founder of the ACW Annie Mutamba said: “There are too many communication professionals working in isolation, trying to challenge the current narratives about Africa. Africa Communications Week seeks to build bridges between forward-thinking communicators.” “Africa focused communications professionals have a strategic role to play, in taking ownership of the African narrative and shaping the conversations, stories, and policies of their organisations, governments and culture,” added Eniola Harrison, Co-Founder ACW. The  event will feature a lecture sponsored by the IE business school on ‘What we can learn from South American communications campaigns. The main issue for this event is to bring Communications practitioners across industries together, to learn, network and collaborate. With the aim of contributing to the bigger narrative around the Nation Brand of South Africa. Follow the conversation on: #AfricaCommsWeeklast_img read more

Kaziranga tigers: spotlight on official-poacher nexus

first_imgAn evaluation report on India’s tiger reserves has put the spotlight on an alleged nexus between some officials of Kaziranga National Park and poachers.Kaziranga, a World Heritage Site designated by UNESCO, is more popular as the world’s best address for the one-horned rhino. It is also been a major tiger reserve covering an area of 1,080 sq km.Prime Minister Narendra Modi had earlier this week released the management effectiveness evaluation reports for tiger reserves across the country, including Kaziranga.The report says that some staff of Kaziranga Tiger Reserve may sometimes get involved in poaching by helping the poachers. To drive home the point, the report cites the poaching of three rhinos in as many days in November 2017 close to the Tunikati anti-poaching camp under the Burapahar Range.Anti-poaching camps “When there are 178 anti-poaching camps in a 911-sq-km area, each camp has to protect 5 sq km. Given the resources at the command of the personnel, it should not be difficult to guard the area effectively. Such poaching close to the camps leads to the suspicion of the involvement of officials,” it says.The report also notes Kaziranga’s management weakness in coordinating with forest officials of Karbi Anglong, which runs along the southern boundary of the tiger reserve. This is because the forest officials of Karbi Anglong, an autonomous tribal council, are not answerable to the heads of Assam’s Forest Department.The hills of Karbi Anglong not only provide shelter to the animals of Kaziranga during high floods but also cover for poachers, the report said.Railway lineAssam Forest Minister Parimal Suklabaidya had informed the 126-member State Assembly that an expert committee had been formed to study the proposal for laying a second track through Deepor Beel, a wetland on the western edge of Guwahati that was listed in 2002 as a Ramsar Site.“The panel will submit its report to the National Green Tribunal, which will decide on whether or not to go ahead with the project,” Mr. Suklabaidya said.last_img read more

Annual SiriusXM Top Comic competition ups the ante with more cash prizes

first_img Facebook Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment TORONTO – SiriusXM Canada, the country’s leading audio entertainment company, today announced the return of the highly anticipated SiriusXM Top Comic competition in search of Canada’s best in comedy. New this year, the grand prize winner will receive international exposure with a guaranteed spot to perform at JFL Sydney in Australia, in addition to JFL42 (Toronto), JFL NorthWest (Vancouver), Just For Laughs Montreal and inclusion in a JFL TV taping airing on a Bell property network. The Grand Prize winner will also receive $25,000 from SiriusXM; and for the first time in the competition, the two runners-up will also receive cash prizes of $2,500 each. Advertisementcenter_img SiriusXM will select the 60 best comics and provide them with travel grants to audition in front of a live audience and a panel of industry judges, either in Toronto (May 22-24) or Calgary (May 29-31). Auditions will be hosted by Ben Miner and recorded for broadcast throughout North America on SiriusXM’s uncensored comedy channel, Canada Laughs (ch. 168).Three comics from each night will be selected by the judges to move on to the Semi-Finals while Canadians will have the chance to vote daily for their favourites. The six comics with the most votes, as well as two additional comics chosen by a panel of industry judges, will move on to compete as Finalists live on stage at the Top Comic Finale in Torontoduring Just For Laughs’ JFL42 festival, presented in association with SiriusXM.Top Comic is part of SiriusXM Canada’s ongoing initiatives to provide exposure to Canadian talent. Last year, New Westminster, BC’s Gavin Matts took home the title and grand prize, with Sterling Scott of Edmonton, AB and Graham Chittenden of Brantford, ON placing as runners-up. Previous winners include Chris Robinson, Faisal Butt, Pete Zedlacher, Eric Andrews, Matt O’Brien and Brian Stollery.Canada Laughs (ch. 168) features uncensored Canadian comedy 24/7 including stand-up, sketch and more, putting the spotlight on the rich pool of extraordinary talent from Canada. Canada Laughs is available to all Sirius and XM subscribers in Canada and across the U.S. and joins SiriusXM’s hilarious comedy lineup, including Kevin Hart’s Laugh Out Loud Radio, Comedy Central Radio, SiriusXM Comedy Greats, Raw Dog Comedy, Jeff and Larry’s Comedy Roundup, Laugh USA and more.SiriusXM subscribers will be able to listen to Top Comic content on SiriusXM radios, and those with streaming access can listen online, on-the-go with the SiriusXM mobile app and at home on a wide variety of connected devices including smart TVs, Apple TV, PlayStation, Roku, Sonos speakers and more. Go to siriusxm.ca/streaming to learn more.About SiriusXM CanadaSirius XM Canada Holdings Inc., operating as SiriusXM Canada, is the country’s leading entertainment company. SiriusXM creates and offers commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; and exclusive talk and entertainment. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company and on smartphones and other connected devices as well as online at siriusxm.ca.Join SiriusXM Canada on Facebook at facebook.com/siriusxmcanada, on Twitter at @siriusxmcanada, on Instagram at @siriusxmcanada and on YouTube at youtube.com/siriusxmcanada.SiriusXM radios and accessories are available from retailers nationwide and online at SiriusXM. In addition, SiriusXM Music for Business provides commercial-free music to a variety of businesses. SiriusXM is also a leading provider of connected vehicles services, giving customers access to a suite of safety, security, and convenience services including automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle recovery assistance, enhanced roadside assistance and turn-by-turn navigation.SiriusXM Canada has been designated one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies nine years in a row and is currently a Platinum Club Member. Login/Register With: “There’s no denying that Canada is home to some of the best in comedy, and we can’t wait to once again showcase and celebrate homegrown talent throughout the competition,” said Ben Miner, Canadian comic and host of SiriusXM’s Canada Laughs.  “We’re thrilled to be able to include an international performance opportunity for greater exposure on the world stage. For a comedian, the chance to perform at JFL Festivals across Canada, and internationally, can absolutely catapult their career.”Starting today at 10 am ET, Canadian comics can register at www.siriusxm.ca/topcomic where they will be able to submit a video of their best material. The deadline to register is Friday, April 27 at 11:59 pm ET. Twitterlast_img read more

Indigenous women share successes as business owners

first_imgAPTN National NewsFirst Nation, Metis and Inuit women take on a lot of roles.Caregiver, teacher, role model and, sometimes, business owner.Women entrepreneurs gathered in Gatineau this week to share their successes and everything in between.APTN’s Annette Francis has the story.last_img