Gardaí investigating frightening attack on Letterkenny home

first_imgGardaí are appealing for witnesses following a senseless attack on a home in Letterkenny.The residents of a home at Binnion Avenue in Glencar received a fright on Tuesday last when two windows were smashed at the front of their house.The incident occurred at around 11.40pm on Tuesday, 26th March. A Garda spokesperson said that they are not aware of the motive behind the incident, however, they are appealing for information on two youths who were spotted leaving the scene.Anyone with any information which may help the investigation is asked to contact Letterkenny Garda Station on 0749167100 or call the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.Gardaí investigating frightening attack on Letterkenny home was last modified: April 2nd, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:crimegarda appealglencarletterkennylast_img read more

SA to strengthen ties with Britain

first_imgPresident Jacob Zuma will be travelling to the United Kingdom at the invitation of the Queen Elizabeth II. (Image: The Presidency)President Jacob Zuma will visit the United Kingdom (UK) at the invitation of Queen Elizabeth II. He is expected to discuss bilateral trade and issues of mutual interest with the Queen and Prime Minister Gordon Brown.The trip is viewed as a positive step towards consolidating relations and improving trade between the two nations. The queen invites only one head of state a year to visit her, so Zuma’s visit is a significant stride for South African relations with Britain.The South African president will be travelling to the UK on 2 March. On the morning of the 3 March, a horse carriage will collect Zuma at the London hotel and take him through St James Park in central London to Buckingham Palace where he will be the guest of Queen Elizabeth II.He will be travelling with 12 Cabinet ministers including International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Defence Minister Lindiwe Sisulu, Water Affairs and Environment Minister Buyelwa Sonjica and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.He will meet with Conservative Party leader David Cameron and Liberal Democrats leader Nick Clegg.The visit will include a state banquet hosted by Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh in honour of Zuma, and a banquet hosted by the Lord Mayor of London.Zuma has been asked to unveil a plaque at Oliver Tambo House, the former residence of the late ANC president in Muswel Hill, and meet with community leaders who have had a long association with South Africa and the struggle for liberation.The visit highlights the increasingly important economic relationship between Britain and South Africa. Britain is one of South Africa’s top three trading partners, with about R74.9 billion in trade passing between the two nations in 2008.The UK is also South Africa’s largest foreign investor with investment flows ranging from R21.8 billion in 2004 to R47.7 billion in 2005.Zuma will also be addressing the Members of the British Parliament at the Palace of Westminster.“He will discuss social security with the queen; but heavyweight political discussions will be reserved for his meetings with British government and party leaders,” said Vincent Magwenya, presidential spokesperson.“South Africa and the UK will also have a chance to share experiences as they are both preparing for major sporting events. South Africa is hosting the 2010 FIFA World Cup, while the UK is hosting the 2012 Olympic Games,” said Magwenya.Cementing old relationsSouth Afria and the UK enjoy long-standing cordial relations, which date back to the colonial era.Since 1994 the two countries have worked together on many bilateral and multilateral issues, and as partners on the SA-UK Bilateral Forum – a structured mechanism to manage and monitor bilateral relations between the two countries.Areas of co-operation within the bilateral forum include agriculture, arts and culture, defence and military veterans, education, health, home affairs, national Treasury, police, science and technology, sport and recreation, tourism, trade and industry, and water and environmental affairs.last_img read more

What is Unsearch? Launchpad Winner Baydin Thinks it’s the Future

first_img 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now klint finley Quirky Boston-based startup Baydin won this year’s Enterprise 2.0 Launchpad competition with their interesting take on e-mail search: Unsearch. Unsearch, now in closed alpha, is an Outlook plugin that analyzes individual e-mail messages as they’re read, and provides relevant search results next to the message. Imagine Gmail, but with related files and e-mail conversations instead of ads. The ZapThink report the company commissioned notes that Outlook add-ons can be a dicey business proposition. “If Microsoft likes what a partner is doing and thinks they can do better themselves, then they’ll simply incorporate the partner’s functionality into their software and put the partner out of business.”We asked Baydin CEO Alexander Moore how the company hopes to avoid commoditization. Moore thinks the company has some secret sauce that’s difficult to clone. Although driven in part by Microsoft’s Windows Desktop Search API, Unsearch does its own filtering of search results returned by the API. “We have two layers of proprietary technology sandwiched around Microsoft’s tech,” says Moore. First, Unsearch analyzes the e-mail and extracts keywords. Then, it runs the keywords through the search API and returns search results from within the user’s e-mail as well as the organization’s Sharepoint and other locations. Finally, it runs a set of proprietary algorithms on the search results to filter and reorder them and displays those processed results.The only piece of software Baydin has released publicly is Boomerang, a simple piece of productivity software that allows users to move a message out of their inboxes until a pre-scheduled time. Moore admits that Boomerang would be easier to replicate than unsearch, but notes that it’s actually just one piece part of a larger forthcoming project. “We decided to go ahead and release it as a standalone product when we realized that there were a lot of people who needed that specific feature right now,” he says.Baydin could be seen as competing with Xobni.According to the company’s web site, the word “Baydin” is Burmese for “foretelling the future through magic.” The company has strong ties to Burma: one of the founders ethnically Burmese, the other is in a long-term romantic relationship with someone from Burma. The company promises to donate 5% of its profits towards educational efforts in Burma.Baydin won the Enterprise 2.0 Launchpad competition in Boston last week. The other finalists were Doodle, InnovationCast and MindQuilt. Last year’s winner was CubeTree.Baydin presented the following video at the Enterprise 2.0, which includes a history of the financial crisis that could be charitably called “incomplete”: Tags:#enterprise#news#Products Related Posts Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

Northeast Green Building Council Confab April 4

first_imgDetails were skimpy, but organizers of a regional meeting of U.S. Green Building Council chapters promised an opportunity to learn and network at the Upper Northeast Regional Summit in Burlington, VT, on April 4.The announcement didn’t include a list of speakers or workshops. Instead, it said the event would be “a wicked amazing gathering for one night, one day, with over 100 extraordinary people, all there in one place — storytellers, innovators and inventors, ne’er do wells and troublemakers, designers and divas, the marvelous, the maddening, the number crunchers and artists, the wacky and the wonderful, the creative and the very curious, propelled and rocketed with vision and action.”Thursday, April 3, was billed as an optional Vermont chapter event where participants could “network and learn.” Friday will see “extremely extraordinary experimental events.”The cost is $77.The summit is hosted by USBC chapters in the six New England states plus upstate New York. Accommodations are at the Hilton Burlington, according to the Connecticut chapter, which sent out the announcement.last_img read more

Marco Asensio gives Real Madrid advantage against Bayern Munich

first_img“The Champions League releases special powers in Real Madrid,” Toni Kroos had warned and there may be no power greater than the ability to resist, survive, and always advance, bruised perhaps but never beaten. Under pressure for so long, when Madrid left the Allianz Arena Raphaël Varane had a bleeding head and the team had suffered, just as Zinedine Zidane had warned they would, but they were victorious once more. It is not over but they are a step closer to a third consecutive Champions League final. Share on Messenger Read more Jupp Heynckes said his team’s performance proved Madrid could be hurt, but it was Bayern that were here. At the end, their players stood exhausted, two of them having long departed, Arjen Robben and Jérôme Boateng forced off with injury, missing most of the night and likely to miss the second leg too, trying to grasp what had happened. What had happened was this: goals from Marcelo and Marco Asensio, both superbly struck, overturned Joshua Kimmich’s opener to give Madrid a win, their third in a row here, their sixth in succession against their great European rivals.The goals were wonderfully taken, but Heynckes called them “gifts”. Mistakes defined this game as much as talent did, and Bayern’s were more decisive. One in particular cost them, a terrible error from Rafinha on the halfway line just before the hour sending Lucas Vázquez and Asensio running into space to slip in the knife. From the other end, Bayern’s players watched it unfold, their fate sealed. As they poured forward, Ronaldo and Karim Benzema fired warnings, but Bayern had no choice. They also had no way through, Madrid waiting, resisting, every ball into the box sent sailing out again.Lewandowski was slipped in late on but clipped wide. The flag was up, anyway. So was time. A moment later, beyond 90 minutes now, the ball was curled towards Corentin Tolisso, inside Madrid’s area. As he turned towards it, it bounced off the turf and over his head, Bayern’s evening defined. Concerned, Zidane sent on Asensio at half-time in place of Isco, who had taken a knock. Ten minutes later, Asensio scored a hugely significant goal. It came from a corner – for Bayern. The ball came out to Rafinha whose dreadful pass was intercepted by Asensio, who slotted it into Lucas Vázquez, two against one now, running free, Ulreich at their mercy. Vázquez gave it back and Asensio finished with class.Ribéry, relentlessly running at Carvajal and, later, Vázquez, led Bayern’s bid to turn this round. Again and again he went at them. Twice he drew saves from Navas, before Müller and Lewandowski got in each other’s way a metre from the line. Share on Facebook Reuse this content Marcelo fires home Real Madrid’s first goal. Photograph: TF-Images/Getty Images A pitch invader is halted by a steward after the final whistle. Photograph: Maja Hitij/Bongarts/Getty Images Pinterest Bayern nearly doubled their lead immediately, a swift robbery sending Lewandowski clean through straight from the kick-off, only for Varane to step across, and then Thiago Alcántara giving Ribéry the ball alone inside the area where his touch was astonishingly bad, barely able to believe it as the ball slipped away. Heynckes called it a turning point.Despite the lead, there was still a sense Bayern were not entirely comfortable although Madrid were worse in a game of surprising imprecision for two teams of such rich resources. Mats Hummels’s touch was almost as bad as Ribéry’s had been as he handed Luka Modric the ball, although he was soon involved again at the other end, volleying over from seven yards. Next, Kimmich and Ribéry made an opportunity for Thomas Müller, running in, to hit on the bounce, which Sergio Ramos blocked. But five minutes from half-time, Madrid scored. Ramos’s diagonal ball across was headed back by Carvajal and Cristiano Ronaldo leapt for an overhead kick. He made no contact but did put off Javi Martínez who backed off letting the ball bounce and Marcelo struck a superb shot into the corner.Bayern had three chances in added time at the end of the first half. Rodríguez’s free-kick found Lewandowski leaping seven yards out, but he headed straight at Navas. Ribéry beat Carvajal and clipped to the far post, where Marcelo nodded away from Müller. And from the corner, Lewandowski’s header just evaded Müller by the post. Bayern had started the night attacking and they ended it attacking too, firing off 13 shots, but Madrid are a club that considers this competition their own for a reason. As for Bayern, while James Rodríguez impressed, the early departure of Robben left them lop-sided, everything going through Franck Ribéry. A constant threat, he nonetheless had to go it alone often. He also encountered Keylor Navas, at fault for the goal but redeemed after.Bayern’s first chance came after just 25 seconds, when Rodríguez put presure on Dani Carvajal and the ball sat up for Robert Lewandowski, inside the six-yard box but at a tight angle. He hit the ball too hard to be a pass and too horizontal to be a shot but the tone appeared to be set and to begin with the pace was frenetic, the game quite direct, Bayern on the front foot.It didn’t last, and nor did Robben. He was forced off after eight minutes and within half an hour Boateng had to go too. Bayern, though, enjoyed much of the ball and by then they had taken the lead when Rodríguez’s pass sent Kimmich racing up the right. Lewandowski ran alongside and Madrid’s goalkeeper was perhaps preoccupied with him, because as Kimmich slowed slightly Navas seemed to edge towards the centre. Instead of crossing, Kimmich hit the ball hard from a tight angle sending it flying in at the near post. Sign up to The Recap, our weekly email of editors’ picks. Read more Champions League Pinterest Real Madrid showed they are vulnerable despite win, says Bayern’s Heynckes Twitter Topics Share on Twitter Bayern Munich Nasty flashback for Bayern as Real masters make them suffer again match reports Facebook Share via Email Real Madrid European club football Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Facebook Share on WhatsApp Twitter last_img read more