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Local Elections 2019: Brogan to top the poll in Letterkenny

first_imgFianna Fail’s Ciaran Brogan is set to top the poll in Letterkenny.The well-known businessman is out in front with almost all the boxes in the Letterkenny area opened and tallied at this stage.He is followed by Donal Coyle, Jimmy Kavanagh and Michael McBride who should also take seats on the council. The real surprise in this area is Sinn Fein’s Gerry McMonagle who could be in a dogfight for one of the last two seats.The former Mayor fo Donegal was expected to take one of the first three seats.He could well end up in a fight with his fellow Sinn Fein man Aidy Glackin for a seat.Kevin Bradley has done really well and could also take a seat as could Bernie Moran and Manus Kelly. Other candidates including Cathal McGlynn, Mary T Sweeney and Finn O’Donnell are out of the running at this stage.Local Elections 2019: Brogan to top the poll in Letterkenny was last modified: May 25th, 2019 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)last_img read more

South Africa, Turkey pact to boost trade

first_img17 February 2012 A declaration signed on Thursday between South Africa and Turkey will see the two countries boost relations in areas including infrastructure development, mining and energy, says the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). At the end of the second session of the Turkey-South Africa Joint Economic Commission meeting in Ankara on Thursday, the two countries recommitted themselves to further enhance trade and economic relations. The Joint Economic Commission (JEC) promotes trade, investment and economic co-operation between the two countries. Turkish Minister of Energy and National Resources Taner Yildiz and South African Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies, who co-chaired the JEC, signed the declaration on behalf of the two countries on Thursday.Deepening economic relations Infrastructure development, small, medium and micro enterprise (SMME) development, special economic zones, mining and energy, jewellery making and agriculture are some of the areas in which the declaration seeks to develop cooperation. The work around the designated areas of cooperation will go a long way towards deepening economic relations between Turkey and South Africa. “For example, cooperation in infrastructure development could help to make the logistic system in South Africa more efficient and contribute positively to job creation,” the DTI said in a statement. “Similarly, it is expected that cooperation in SMME development would lead to positive job creating outcomes.” Davies said the signing of the declaration coincided with Turkey’s search for expanding its trade relations with the African continent. This search, he said, was not misguided, as the International Monetary Fund projected over 5% economic growth for the continent. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Orphaned baby rhino named

first_img11 February 2016A rhino calf, abandoned by its mother on New Year’s Eve in the Aquila Private Game Reserve in the southern Karoo, has been named Osita, a name of Nigerian (Igbo) origin and meaning “from today onwards it will be better”.The public was invited to suggest names, which were shortlisted to the following six:Nusura: meaning “escaped death” or “survivor” in Swahili;Osita: (Osita di nma) meaning “from today onwards it will be better” in Igbo;Kito: meaning “a rare find, valuable and beautiful” in Swahili;Orion: the rhino was found with the constellation Orion’s Belt directly above it;Bijoux: meaning “rare jewel” in French; and,Bahati: meaning “good fortune” in SwahiliA SMS line was set up for people to vote for their favourite name.The game reserve said life would certainly be better for Osita. “Now weighing over 100 kilograms and gulping down over 20 litres of equine milk formula every day at three hourly feeds, he is strong, boisterous, mischievous and inquisitive.”Watch Osita run and play here:Osita’s handler, Divan Grobler, said the calf “walks to the beat of his own drum”.People who submitted the shortlisted names each won a day-trip safari, and the winner won a one-night stay at the lodge.Osita will have an informal naming ceremony on Valentine’s Day in the morning.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

SA Airlink to fly straight to bush lodges

first_img5 May 2015Visitors to South Africa’s most luxurious lodges in Mpumalanga can now fly directly to their destination from almost anywhere in the world thanks to a new service from independent airline SA Airlink.SA Airlink signed a deal with Nedbank Capital in April, which will see the privately owned airline acquire four new Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft. These will be used to fly passengers to upmarket lodges in the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, Nedbank Capital said in a statement issued in April.SA Airlink, which is in a strategic alliance with SA Airways (SAA), is a feeder airline specifically aimed at linking the smaller towns, regional centres and hubs throughout South Africa. According to its website, the airline currently carries more than 1-million passengers a year on more than 35 000 flights.Roger Foster, the chief executive of SA Airlink, said the airline had been involved in building up Skukuza Airport near Kruger National Park, which had created awareness among international travellers of the options when travelling to Sabi Sands, Business Day reported on Tuesday.Mpumalanga’s Skukuza Airport reopened in 2014, which was facilitated by SA Airlink “as part of a broader plan to introduce “seamless connectivity and convenience for national and international tourists wanting to visit the Kruger National Park area”, the statement said.The four lodges are: Ulusaba, Singita, Arathusa, and Londolozi.The acquisition of the Cessna aircraft was the final step in SA Airlink’s plan to grow its well-established feeder flight network by adding flights directly to a number of the most popular game lodge destinations in South Africa.Foster said passengers would be able to use the SAA flight reservations facility to arrange their flights all the way to their final destination.SA Airlink’s code franchising agreement with SAA removes “the hassle of having to arrange separate road shuttle services or complicated secondary aircraft charters from the main centres to their end-destinations”, he said.According to a report by the World Travel & Tourism Council, travel and tourism directly contributed more than 640 000 jobs and more than R103-billion of South Africa’s total GDP in 2013, James Geldenhuys, head of aircraft finance for Nedbank Capital, said.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Ticks close to home

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Dan Armitage, host of Buckeye Sportsman, Ohio’s longest running outdoor radio showI know first-hand that the odds of getting bit by a tick and contracting a disease are getting higher each year in Ohio. Last month my wife had what she thought was a bruise on her stomach which, at the sight of the classic bullseye-shaped rash, I identified as the bite of a tick. I had interviewed Dr. Timothy McDermott, a veterinarian and Ohio State University extension educator in Franklin County, on my radio show and learned the signs.“The incidence of Lyme disease locally has increased every year and is projected to continue to increase every year,” he explained, adding that in the past four years, the number of cases of Lyme disease nearly doubled, with 293 cases reported in 2018, according to Ohio Department of Public Health data. As of press time, there already were 27 cases statewide this year.McDermott travels all over the state to teach Ohioans about ticks, and has met people who have contracted Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and mammalian meat allergy from bites. Health records show there were 38 Rocky Mountain spotted fever cases last year across the state.Tick-borne diseases can be caused by viruses, bacteria or parasites and can be “tremendously impactful, depending on your lifestyle,” he said. “There can be extremely serious health risks with profound and lasting consequences.”In the past decade, there have been no deaths reported in Ohio as a result of Lyme disease, but there’s still reason for concern, according to experts.As she awaits the results of her testing, which points to her tick bite as coming from a Lone Star, Maria’s most pressing fear is the possibility of developing a mammalian meat allergy.“I don’t want to imagine what life would be like,” admitted the avid carnivore, “if I couldn’t eat red meat…” Tick encounters on the riseThe most common ticks in Ohio include the American dog tick that likes open grass habitats; the deer tick that prefers wooded areas; and the Gulf Coast tick. Deer ticks have been documented in 66 out of 88 of Ohio’s counties, according to Richard Gary, an entomologist with the Ohio Department of Public Health.If you notice a tick, experts say to remove it immediately using tweezers, by grasping the tick as close as possible to the skin’s surface and pulling it away from your skin with steady pressure. If you’re worried about illness, you can place the tick in alcohol and send it off to get tested through the University of Massachusetts.The incubation period for Rocky Mountain spotted fever takes five to 10 days from infection. Lyme disease can take between three and 30 days to show symptoms, Gary said.Ticks, which are not insects but eight-legged arachnids, use two pairs of their legs to hold on to grass or bushes, and then another pair of legs to latch on to their prey as it goes by.They have piercing sucking mouths called hypostomes. Diseases, if they carry them, are stored in their gut.The increase in ticks has been linked to the destruction of natural habitats and a warming climate, according to McDermott. With more encroaching development, less hunting and fewer natural predators, tick-carrying deer are living closer to humans, leading to more interaction.What’s more, climate change is expected to help more ticks flourish. As long as it’s above freezing, ticks can feed year-round. While Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever are more common, a bite from an infected Lone Star tick, as appear to be the case with my wife, can mean you’ll become allergic to red meat. The state does not keep data on how many Ohioans have developed the allergy.last_img read more

Add NoSQL Capabilities to MySQL With the HandlerSocket Plugin

first_imgTags:#cloud#news#Products 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Do you want to get the performance of a NoSQL database, but need to use MySQL (or the MySQL fork Percona Server)? DeNA developer Akira Higuchis’s HandlerSocket plugin adds NoSQL functionality to MySQL for handling tasks such as primary key lookups without caching. HandlerSocket runs as a daemon within MySQL mysqld process to simple CRUD operations on tables. It’s available for Linux-based installations of MySQL and is now included in Percona Server 5.1.52-12.3.According to a blog post by DeNA developer (and former MySQL/Oracle employe) Yoshinori Matsunobu, HandlerSocket has the following advantages:Supporting lots of query patternsCan handle lots of concurrent connectionsExtremely high performanceNo duplicate cacheNo data inconsistencyCrash-safeSQL can be used from mysql clientsAll operational benefits from MySQLNo need to modify/rebuild MySQLIndependent from storage enginesMatsunobu also notes the following disadvantages:Need to learn HandlerSocket APIsNo security featuresNo benefit for HDD bound workloadsThis seems like it could be a real game-changer in the database space as IT and developers wrestle with how to implement not-just-SQL solutions to various problems. klint finleycenter_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts last_img read more

Test captaincy doesn’t come naturally to anyone: Stephen Fleming

first_imgFleming backs Team India to bounce back against England in the ODI seriesMS Dhoni may just be two tests losses away from touching Stephen Fleming’s ignominious record of most away test defeats as captain but he finds support from his CSK coach who advocates Indian cricket stakeholders to take a balanced view of things over their next test captain.In an interview to India Today.in Fleming backs the Dhoni led Indian one day outfit to bounce back against England, although he admits they will be uncomfortable after the test losses. Counting himself out in the race for Indian coach, he also says it would be in the best interest of Indian cricket if Virat Kohli strives to be the best batsman he can be and not necessarily the skipper.Q. Stephen, you have said you spend three months a year in India with the CSK. Would one get to see a lot more of your here? Should an opportunity arise would you want to be Indian cricket coach?A. No. I am happy with the CSK role. It works well with the family situation. I know how much travelling is there with Indian team and that’s not me for the moment.Q. You have spent a lot of time with Dhoni as a CSK skipper. Do you believe he is still the right man for the job. Also do you think test captainship comes naturally to him?A. I don’t know if test captainship comes naturally to anyone. It’s hard work and when your team does not do well you feel the pressure and responsibility. He batted well which is a good sign. If he was playing badly and the team was doing badly he would be under some real pressure. He’s got that decision along with the BCCI as to what future holds for him whether its all forms of the game or just the shorter version with the World Cup coming up. There are lots of questions I am sure which are being asked and he’s in the best place to answer it.advertisementQ. Virat’s worst test tour has coincided with India’s poor loss to England. Else do you think it could have been a case for him taking test leadership over from MS Dhoni?A. Virat will be dissapointed with his show. There are very high expectations of him and he is one of the best players in the world which he still is, a bad series in England or anywhere else does not make you any lesser. He will make some adjustments and will be better off for it. Whether that takes him to captainship, I am not sure. Being the best batsmen he can will be the best thing for Indian cricket right now.Q. How much of a blame should Duncan Fletcher take for India’s losses? The test team has never won away during his reign.A. I am a coach, and am not going to bad another coach. But more seriously it’s a hard job. Responsibility lies with the players which often gets overlooked. The coach and the captain gets targeted. But the players will be dissapointed with the way they played. There was a lot expected of Virat and Pujara. Vijay played quite well but there are some real high profile players who have put some good numbers in the past 12 months and collectively they have had a very bad tournament. How deep you want to run with that whether it’s support staff whether it’s your academies that’s a case for the BCCI.Q. Do you think the test loss will hurt their chances in the one dayers?A. No I don’t think so. They will be looking forward to the one dayers. It’s generally agreed  that they are more suited to the one day game at the moment. They are world champions and they will be on the run. But they will be uncomfortable just like England were in the second half of the test series. They will come bouncing back and I would be surprised if they didn’t.last_img read more

JIS Urged to Continue Highlighting Country’s Positives

first_img Dr. Jaja lauded the JIS for highlighting positive stories Story Highlights The team will be learning about the structure and processes of the agency and how it relates to persons outside Government Botswana team urged to benchmark the “spirit” of the JIS in addition to the programmes and services Members of staff of the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) have been urged to continue to highlight the positives and to showcase what is good in Jamaica.This advice came from Motivational Speaker, Dr. Nsombi Jaja, while addressing employees at a staff meeting session held on September 18, at the agency’s head office in Kingston.The special meeting, attended by the Honorary Consul of Botswana, Dr. Henley Morgan, was held to welcome a visiting five-member delegation from Botswana.The delegation, led by Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of State President, Mogomotsi Kaboeamodimo, who is responsible for information and broadcasting services, arrived in the island on Tuesday, September 17, for a communication benchmarking visit.Other members of the delegation are: Manager, Radio, Keitirile Mathapi; Director, Information Services Department, Russ Molosiwa; Managing Editor, Botswana Daily News (Information Services Department) Charmaine Revaka; and  Chief Information Officer,  Daphne Motswakae, who has responsibility for reporters in districts and the sub-editing desk.Dr. Jaja lauded the JIS for highlighting positive stories, stating that significant good is happening in Jamaica compared to the negatives.“You cannot focus on the negatives all the time and that now becomes what we pay attention to. You cannot build a country like that; you have to feel good about the country in which you live, you have to see the positive things in the country, you have to have hope on a day-to-day basis in order for you to be able to give your best wherever you are,” she stated.“People will start seeing Jamaica through a different set of lens because you have helped Jamaica to clean the lens that they are looking at this country through and to see the wonderful blessings that God has blessed us in Jamaica,” Dr. Jaja added.She advised the Botswana team to benchmark the “spirit” of the JIS in addition to the programmes and services offered by the agency. “No amount of benchmarking of what they do is going to help you to adopt what it is they are doing if you do not capture the heart and essence of what this organisation is,” she stated.Mr. Kaboeamodimo, in his remarks, said his delegation is benchmarking with the JIS because of the local agency’s long history of public education and news reporting.He noted that his country has a similar office called Information Services, which is responsible for information and broadcasting in Botswana.“We have come a long way since our Independence, being responsible for information functions of Government. We like to see ourselves as connecting Government with every citizen every day in the country,” he said.The Deputy Permanent Secretary, who said he was inspired by the motivational talk and prayers, said his team would like to know “how you are able to handle the information services of government, the manner in which you do it, whether by radio or whatever else you do.”Additionally, he said, the team will be learning about the structure and processes of the agency and how it relates to persons outside Government.Other speakers at the meeting were Chief Executive Officer of the JIS, Donna-Marie Rowe; Dr. Morgan; Director of Human Resources, JIS, Bernita Locke; and Mr. Molosiwa.last_img read more