Sky Bet League One play-off final: Bradford City v Millwall live on talkSPORT

first_img1 Bradford City will face off with Millwall for a place in next season’s Championship, LIVE on talkSPORT.The Sky Bet League One final is taking place at Wembley on Saturday afternoon, kicking off at 3pm.LIVE ON talkSPORT: Bradford City v Millwall – click here to tune in to the Sky Bet League One play-off finalBradford have not been in the second tier since 2003/04 and Stuart McCall’s side will be confident having suffered just two defeats in their last 16  matches.Millwall, meanwhile, made it to this stage last year before losing to Barnsley and will be hoping to this time go one better at the national stadium.Confirmed teamsBradford: Doyle, McMahon, McArdle, Knight-Percival, Meredith, Marshall, Cullen, Vincelot, Law, Clarke, Wyke.Subs: Darby, Dieng, Hiwula, Sattelmaier, Gilliead, Jones, Kilgallon.Millwall: Archer, Romeo, Webster, Hutchinson, Craig, Wallace, Williams, Abdou, O’Brien, Morison, Gregory.Subs: Worrall, Thompson, Onyedinma, Butcher, Ferguson, Cooper, King.LIVE ON talkSPORT: Bradford City v Millwall – click here to tune in to the Sky Bet League One play-off final Bradford City v Millwall: The League One play-off final is LIVE on talkSPORT last_img read more

MAN’S CHRISTMAS MESSAGE TO DONEGAL PUB OWNER: ‘I’LL BURN YOU OUT’

first_imgA man who threatened to burn down a popular Co Donegal bar on St. Stephen’s Day last year, Letterkenny District Court had heard.Johnny McDonagh, 23, with addresses at The Big Isle Letterkenny , and 12a Glendale Manor Letterkenny – threatened the bar owner after he was ejected due to his severe intoxication.The incident took place around 10.40pm on December 26th, 2014 at the Lagan Inn Bar, Manorcunningham. He threatened the proprietor of the public house – and said he would return later and burn down the bar.Garda Emmet JJ Brady was called to the scene and found the defendant in an extremely intoxicated state.He continued his threatening and abusive behaviour outside of the pub towards Gardaí and was arrested.The court also heard two other incidents involving the defendant – on both occasions he was again highly intoxicated.On 20th March 2015, Garda Paul Maguire was called out to a disturbance in Glendale Manor.Upon arrival Garda Maguire found an intoxicated Johnny McDonagh lying on the ground in the estate.Garda Maguire commented that he was talking incessantly and extremely intoxicated and seemed unable to get off the ground.When Garda Maguire tried to help him off the ground, an agitated Mr McDonagh told the Garda to f**k off and kicked out in anger.Garda Maguire was left with no other choice but to arrest Mr McDonagh.Mr McDonagh was again at the centre of a disturbance this time at The Big Isle, Letterkenny, it was alleged.Mrs Kathleen McDonagh contacted Gardaí to attend her home after growing increasingly concerned her son was going to attack her.She informed Gardaí her son was threatening her and she was afraid he was going to cause harm to her and himself.Garda Kevin Hynes attended the disturbance and found a highly intoxicated Mr McDonagh at the scene.The defendant exited the caravan at the halting site and continued his drunken tirade and was arrested.Solicitor for the defendant Frank Dorrian has said his client was a troubled individual who had a serious problem with alcohol.He said that alcohol didn’t agree with him, and that he becomes agitated and aggressive when he consumes too much.However, Mr Dorrian added that his defendant has made good progress in terms of sorting out his life and no longer drinks.He has started playing soccer for his local club and has also returned to boxing – and that lifestyle change has helped the defendant hugely.Mr Dorrian also added that his mother only called the Gardaí during that incident out of fear he would harm himself.She informed Mr Dorrian that he has been much better of late, and had been excluded from the family at one stage due to his behaviour.However, due to the changes he has made he has now been welcomed back into the family and continues to make good progress as he attempts to sort his life out.Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case until December 21st.MAN’S CHRISTMAS MESSAGE TO DONEGAL PUB OWNER: ‘I’LL BURN YOU OUT’ was last modified: October 19th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:arson threatcourtsJohnny McDonaghnewspublast_img read more

Brand South Africa calls on all partners to reinforce the investment drive in order to restore business confidence

first_imgJohannesburg, Tuesday 02 April 2019 – Brand South Africa says that during quarter four of the 2018/2019 financial year, business confidence indicators took a distinct negative turn. This analysis stems from the Bureau for Economic Research (BER) Business Confidence Index (BCI), which gathers input from 1700 business executives in South Africa.The BER BCI reasons that the weakening business confidence is wide-ranging, and can be attributed the following factors: Eskom and load shedding; strike action in certain sectors; revelations on State Capture from the Zondo Commission of Inquiry; as well as residual concerns regarding policy uncertainty – mainly due to the approaching National Elections in South Africa.The BER BCI covers five economic sectors that are most sensitive to cyclical up and down turns in the economy – namely: Building/Construction; Manufacturing; Retail; Wholesale; and Automotive/New vehicle sales.Dr Petrus de Kock, the General Manager for Research for Brand South Africa says the BER BCI points out that at a total level, strong business confidence in the SA economy was last seen in quarter 2 of the 2017/2018. “In addition to the influences mentioned above that contributed to weakening business confidence, it is apparent that fundamental economic activity indicators weakened substantially – thus contributing to weaker business confidence.“From our analysis, the BER BCI average activity indicators for 2019 are now at a similar level to the first quarters of Q1 2017 and 2009. This is a sobering picture of weak GDP expansion, and slipping business confidence, all of which impacts on the reputation of the Nation Brand negatively,” says Dr de Kock.However, Dr de Kock says that this outlook is expected to improve after the May 2019 general elections. “We welcome these findings as they provide us with guidance on strategic focus areas that we need to improve on. We as Brand South Africa call on all partners across all sectors to reinforce the investment drive in order to restore business confidence – not only among investors but also for our citizens. While there are internal challenges to the economy, South Africa also needs to pay close attention to weakness in the global economy, uncertainty caused by trade war dynamics, emerging economic nationalism in so-called advanced economies, and isolationist tendencies.“Brand South Africa will share with stakeholders a much more detailed analysis and will be working with stakeholders to establish focused efforts to implement measures that address the challenges highlighted in the document,” concludes Dr de Kock.last_img read more

OMG. Geo-Tweens. #YOLO

first_img SharePrint Related It’s all about how you look (on the internet…)For tweens, the world suddenly opens up on many levels: They can take the bus to their friend’s house by themselves. A group of them can see a movie together without grownups in the next row. They start to discover interests and hobbies through their friends, and not because their parents tell them it’s for their own good. For those who may not know, “tweens” are young men and women between the ages of 10-12 years old. They are in-between being a kid and being a teenager.So what do you do with a tween who won’t ever put down their smartphone besides take it away from them? How about an activity that gets everyone outside, interacting with the world, and includes a smartphone? Yep, you guessed it: geocaching.Maxine, Rebecca, Oscar, and Clover search for GCHEGW with the Seattle cityscape in the background.My daughter Maxine, her friends Rebecca and Oscar are all in 7th grade. A few weeks ago on a typical Seattle day – overcast, with intermittent drizzle and sun breaks – we went geocaching. We brought our trusty dog Clover along for the ride.We started our journey in West Seattle when we found a clever geocache on tree-lined street in an adorable neighborhood. Then we went to a hillside park with an amazing view of the Seattle skyline. That one was tricky and we spent a lot of time looking for it with our dog sniffing everywhere. But finally there was that “A-ha!” moment, and we found it!Then we decided to hit some of the best caches in Seattle: The HQ GeoTour. We all know how physically challenging Geocaching can be, and certainly I didn’t want these kids to wilt on me, so we hit the Geocaching HQ kitchen first (working at Geocaching HQ certainly has its perks). Their bottomless metabolisms tore through chips, soda, Cup Noodles, candy, more chips, more Cup Noodles and more candy. [Special shout-out to HQ-er Maria for keeping us all carb-ed up and ready to roll.]GC2AD97 – HQGt: Chairy TreeOnce we logged the Geocaching Headquarters geocache, we hit the streets hitting all that top spots in Fremont: Within Reach, Chairy Tree, A Bedazzling View, De Libertas Quirkas, Fremont Library, Toll Droppings, Ode to the Golgafrinchan Phone Workers, Beneath Aurora, and finally Geo Post Office.The Fremont Troll is a beloved Seattle Landmark and part of the Geocaching HQ GeoTour.We all had a great time spending time together, but we were hanging out with a purpose. We all learned something, too:Maxine learned she was actually instinctually skilled at geocaching.Oscar learned that he really wanted to work at Geocaching so he could eat Cup Noodles anytime he wanted.Rebecca learned that she actually could be the first to find a geocache if it was a under a really big rock and everyone stayed let her find it.I learned (from Oscar) how to solve for coordinates on a Multi-Cache and add waypoints to my app.Clover learned that a fun day of geocaching makes for a very happy evening of nappingIt was a good day. No, it was a wonderful day.What advice do you have for geocaching with your kids, tweens, or teens? Tell us in the comments below! Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Mobile Apps for Domestic Violence

first_imgThis post was written by Christina Herron, MS, a member of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn. Safety AppsApps for Safety by http://techsafety.org/appsafetycenter By Christina Herron, MSMFLN Family Development hosted a 2015 Virtual Learning Event in the month of October. Session 4 | What’s on the Web? Family Violence Resource Tool Kit discussed online resources and mobile applications pertinent to professionals working with individuals, children and families experiencing domestic violence. On of the key topics of the this VLE session focused on mobile applications for individuals involved in Domestic Violence relationships.The National Network to End Domestic Violence has graciously provided a comprehensive study of every cell phone app focusing on Domestic Violence. This organization has broken each app into categories, list detailed descriptions, the pro and cons, and things for the specific audience to consider. Their goal is for individuals, service providers, and victims/survivors to have all the information they need in order to make an informed decision. Below, you will find a brief breakdown of the study completed by the National Network to End Domestic Violence. Be sure to check out the complete study, here.Apps for:Public Awareness and EducationApps for Public Awareness & Education by http://techsafety.org/appsafetycenter Screening and AssessingApps for Screening and Assessing by http://techsafety.org/appsafetycenter Disclaimer: The Military Families Learning Network does not endorse the use of any of these cell phone apps. There are concerns and barriers to using cell phone apps. However, these apps are out for anyone to access freely. As service providers, educating ourselves on the different types of apps, concerns and barriers could help us better inform the individuals we come in contact with who have been affected by domestic violence and who might be considering using one of these apps out of their own personal choice.last_img read more

Calcutta HC judges pay final respects to Somnath Chatterjee

first_imgKolkata: Judges of the Calcutta High Court led by Chief Justice Jyotirmoy Bhattacharya paid their last respects to Somnath Chatterjee, whose body was brought to the court premises where he practised for several years as a barrister. The Bar Library Club, of which he was a member, the Bar Association and many lawyers also paid floral tributes to the departed former speaker of the Lok Sabha. Apart from the chief justice, justices Debasish Kargupta, Joymalyo Bagchi, Dipankar Dutta and Arijit Banerjee were among the judges who laid wreaths on the body of Chatterjee. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life Bar Library Club president Jayanta Mitra paid rich tributes to Chatterjee, with whom he had worked for many years from the early 1970’s. “I was privileged to have worked with him. I witnessed from close quarters his advocacy, his astute legal brain and personality in court,” Mitra, a former advocate general of West Bengal, said. “He used to dominate wherever he appeared, whether in courts or as a member of Parliament and as a speaker,” Mitra said. The Bar Library Club took a resolution not to attend high court today as a mark of respect. The resolution was also adopted by the Bar Association and Incorporated Law Society.last_img read more

How This Startup is Making Mobile App Development Easier

first_img Register Now » 2 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals If you were a business that wanted an app, your options weren’t always good: You’d likely lose weeks of your life wading through AppTank and Craigslist listings, emailing developers and taking meeting after meeting. Now there’s Gigster, a site that boils all that work down into one sitting. Just fill out a form at Gigster.com outlining your project, budget, time frame and desired features (say, processing orders or handling payments), and the site will send a guaranteed estimate in 10 minutes.“Founders would take out their credit cards and pay for the project on the spot,” says Roger Dickey, who founded Gigster with engineer Debo Olaosebikan. “It was a series of those ‘one click and go’ transactions that allowed us to grow very quickly as word spread about what we could do.”The site was started in 2014, and currently works with more than 1,490 freelance designers, developers and project managers. Gigster’s network will build anything from simple mobile apps and websites to advanced product features for existing apps — and, bonus, it provides a project manager to make sure progress stays on track. That no-fuss process has won a wide range of fans. Gigster began by serving only small businesses, but is now also doing work for the likes of Square, IBM and the World Bank. The only catch: Its days of low-cost apps are over. The average project fee on Gigster used to be $7,000, but now that larger companies (and their big budgets) have arrived, prices have risen to an average of $22,000. Still, deals can be had: The minimum fee is $1,000, and simple projects can be done on the cheap. “We can finish a project in a week that would take inside developers a month,” Dickey says, “and I know we’ll do higher-quality work for less money.”  Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. March 28, 2016 This story appears in the April 2016 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »last_img read more

Windstars new Onboard Cruise Consultant program benefits agents guests

first_imgTags: Commission, Windstar Cruises Tuesday, February 6, 2018 << Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group SEATTLE — Passengers on Windstar Cruises can now cruise and plan future voyages at the same time with a new Onboard Cruise Consultant (OCC) program, available now.The program is designed to help guests consider their next Windstar cruise and drive recognition and benefits supporting travel professionals. When they book onboard with an OCC, they receive extra benefits, including:Reduced Deposit. Fully refundable based on the program’s guidelines, reduced deposits start at US$200 per booking compared to the normal 15% of the cruise fare.5% Savings Onboard/Welcome Home. Guests who have sailed are eligible for the 5% Onboard/Welcome Home new booking savings, providing 5% off the cruise fare.5% Savings Yacht Club Members. Current guests are automatically enrolled in Windstar Cruises’ Yacht Club Member program. Members are eligible for 5% off the cruise fare after promotional adjustments.The OCC program supports travel agent bookings by assigning the new Onboard Booking to the travel agent of record on the guests’ current booking. When the initial booking of a guest is made by a travel professional, the agent will remain the ‘Agent of Record’ for the new OCC booking, and will receive full credit and full commission. An email from Windstar to the agent will confirm the booking with invoice and itinerary information, and remind the agent to follow up with the guests upon their return home.More news:  Sunwing offers ultimate package deal ahead of YXU flights to SNU, PUJ“This is one more example of Windstar’s commitment to travel agents and our guests,” said Windstar Cruises President John Delaney. “In addition to the obvious benefits, our guests will be offered the extra value of our Yacht Club Membership, which provides additional value, savings and special courtesies.”OCCs are highly qualified, added the company. They must all be seasoned cruise industry veterans, have impressive ship experience and tenure, and possess knowledge of the ships and itineraries.The first OCC set sail on Star Legend on its Feb. 3 itinerary from Bangkok to Hong Kong. Within the next few months, three more OCC’s will join Star Breeze, Star Pride and Wind Surf, the largest of Windstar’s intimate, yacht-like fleet. Its remaining two ships will be evaluated for the program in the near future. Windstar’s new Onboard Cruise Consultant program benefits agents, guests Posted bylast_img read more