DONEGAL’S new Mayor Frank McBrearty gave up the chance of an inaugural dinner – to support the Save Lifford Hospital campaign.The Labour party councillor instead donated €500 to the campaign group which is hoping to win a reprieve after being recommended for a downgrade.And he invited councillors and family and friends to the Salad Bowl cafe in Lifford, opposite the council chamber. Staff there laid on a spread of sandwiches and snacks as Mayor McBrearty celebrated getting the council’s top job….with a cup of tea.He was joined by his father Frank McBrearty Snr as well as Senator Jimmy Harte and members of all the political parties.“The last thing I wanted to do was go out and have a big dinner when people are struggling,” said Mayor McBrearty.“So I made a donation to the Save Lifford Hospital campaign and provided a few sandwiches and tea instead. “The Salad Bowl did a great job.”The new Mayor said he was looking forward to serving all the people of Co Donegal in the year ahead.“I now leave my political allegiances at the door and will work in a neutral environment for everyone in the county, regardless of who they are or where they are,” he said.The colourful politician has been known for his outspoken views in the past.And he’s never been afraid to speak his mind. But he admitted that when it came to his acceptance speech: “I was quite nervous. And that’s because it was a huge honour for me and for my family and for my party. I take my new responsibilities very seriously indeed.”He plans to use his year in office to promote sport as a way of helping to beat or ease mental health issues.“As someone who has suffered from depression myself I know what it is like to take it on and then recover,” he added.NEW MAYOR MCBREARTY SWAPS DINNER FOR SARNIES was last modified: June 26th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:Cllr Frank McBreartyLabour partyLiffordSalad BowlSave Lifford Hospit
The city of pearls Hyderabad is all dolled up up to receive US President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump who will be leading the US delegation for the three day long Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES ) starting from 28th in Hyderabad.Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Ivanka Trump will attend the inauguration of GES which is expected to witness over 1500 attendees, including entrepreneurs, investors, educators, government officials, and business representatives from India and the world.Since 2010, the GES has travelled to Washington D.C., Istanbul, Dubai, Marrakech, Nairobi, Kuala Lumpur, Silicon Valley. This year, the Summit will highlight the theme of “Women First, Prosperity for All” and focus on supporting women entrepreneurs and fostering economic growth globally.The Summit will focus on four areas viz. Energy & Infrastructure; Digital Economy & Financial Technology; Health & Life Sciences and Media & Entertainment.Telangana government has allotted Rs 8 crore for conducting Global Entrepreneurship Summit which excludes the beautification of the city. Hyderabad has turned into a dream city with lights, artifacts, clean and wider roads and graffiti carved at road sides at important junctions.Telangana government will be hosting a dinner for the delegates at the Golconda Fort on 29 November, Prime Minister will host a dinner at Taj Falaknuma Palace, built by Nizam of Hyderabad in 1894.The five-star heritage hotel, spread over 32 acres has 60 rooms and has stunning Durbar Hall, Jade Room and massive 101-seater dining hall bedecked with Belgian chandeliers, and assorted gardens and terraces.Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to arrive in the city on 28th November. He will arrive in Hyderabad Begumpet Airport at 1.10 pm. the PM Will unveil pylon to inaugurate Hyderabad Metro Rail at Miyapur at 2.25 pm and will take a brief ride in metro train from Miyapur to Kukatpally and back before leaving for GES.advertisementAt GES Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s schedule will have a meeting with IvankaTrump, advisor to US President Donald Trump from 3.35 pm to 3.55 pm before participating in the inauguration of Global Entrepreneurs Summit at 4 pm.First Ivanka Trump will deliver a speech, then PM Modi will address the gathering, Minister of External Affair Sushma Swaraj will deliver a vote of thanks at the event. PM modi is scheduled to have several one to one meeting with global leaders, dignitaries and entrepreneur at the summit before leaving for Taj Falaknuma for a dinner.At Taj Falaknuma a showcase on Fabric and craft of India named ‘tree of life’ and a live show on the ‘Cultural heritage of India’ will be screened for visiting dignitaries including Ivanka Trump.WHAT’S NEW THIS YEARThis is the first time that women have been the majority of participants at a GES. Women from 127 countries are participating. Over 10 countries will be represented by an all-female delegation, including Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, and Israel. Women will represent 52.5 per cent of entrepreneurs, investors and ecosystem supporters at GES 2017.Overall, participants hail from 150 countries and territories across the world. The American entrepreneurs, investors, and ecosystem supporters come from 38 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.5 per cent of entrepreneurs at GES are 30 years or younger.In this year’s summit the youngest entrepreneur is 13 years old, while the oldest entrepreneur is 84.SPEAKERSProminent speakers from more than 35 countries would share their insights and outlook for the future of technology, innovation, entrepreneurship.International industry leaders such as John Chambers, Prem Watsa, Marcus Wallenberg will be sharing their perspective on varied topics.Anousheh Ansari, the Iranian-American space traveler will share her experience of what it was like to revolutionize the space industry by opening it to private sector participation.Pioneering woman of South African aviation Sibongile Sambo’s will also speak on her journey from a rejected flight attendant to founding her own aviation company.MIT professors Carlo Ratti and Danielle Wood will share their insights on imminent technology disruptions and related trends in global entrepreneurship.Prominent Indian entrepreneurs such as Anu Acharya who hails from Hyderabad and is founder and CEO of Ocimum Bio Solutions and Mapmygenome and ShopClues co- founder Radhika Agarwal will discuss scaling tech-enabled startups, while leading investors Vani Kola and Shanti Mohan will share their experience with entrepreneurs looking to take the next leap.Ritesh Agarwal, the 24-year-old founder of unicorn startup OYO Rooms; Sonam Wangchuk, a renowned engineer and education reformer from Ladakh and inspiration for the character Phunsukh Wangdu in Rajkumar Hirani’s 3 Idiots, and Piyush Pandey, the most illustrious name in advertising and a Padma Shree Awardee, will be the top Indian speakers at the summit.advertisementIn the session on entrepreneurship in sports, Chatri Sityodtong who gave up his career as an investment banker to pursue his passion in sports, will share the stage with Sania Mirza who has brought India laurels in tennis and Pullela Gopicahnd who has taken badminton to great heights.Renowned India chef, Vikas Khanna, will share his journey of founding and running Michelin-starred restaurants in New York.TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE FOR GESThe Hyberabad traffic police has imposed restrictions on vehicular movement on November 28. For Metro inauguration, scheduled at 3.30 pm, traffic proceeding from Miyapur towards Kondapur, Kothaguda will be diverted through Chandanagar, Nallagandla flyover, Gulmohar Park junction, UoH towards Gachibowli from 3 pm to 4.30 pm.Traffic proceeding towards RGIA from Miyapur should take a diversion at Chandanagar, Patancheru and ORR.From Matrusri Nagar, commuters should take a diversion via Sheela Park Pride to Manjeera road. For the vehicles moving towards Kukatpally and Hyderabad from Patancheru, Beeramguda, RC Puram, Ashok Nagar and BHEL, diversion would start near BHEL, UoH and Mehdipatnam.The vehicles coming from Zaheerabad, Narayankhed and Sangareddy towards Kukatpally and Hyderabad should take diversion through ORR at Muttangi.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#cruisetourismupairarrivalsdown, #magneticmedianews, #TCItourismarrivals Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, August 2, 2017 – Providenciales – There is double digit growth for tourism in the second quarter of 2017, when compared to the same period last year and the spike comes from cruise ship arrivals. While Grand Turk enjoyed having 53,000 more visitors for April, May and June this year, overnight figures dropped, slightly by 3,215.The TCI Tourist Board released the figures this week and the show air arrivals, were down 2% particular in the month of June where the drop was by 9% when compared to 2016. Top 10 markets for the Turks and Caicos according to the report, Canada, Italy, France, Germany, the UK, other European countries, Brazil, the Caribbean and still leading the way as a source tourism market… the United States of America.The bigger concern though is that the TCI, though still a leading destination is after two quarters for 2017 trending down. Overall, the country is with a 44% decrease in visitors to our shores.#MagneticMediaNews#cruisetourismupairarrivalsdown#TCItourismarrivals
Press Release: BISPhoto Caption: Hurricane Irma Relief Supplies arrived at Jet Aviation in Nassau, September 14, 2017 from the United States Agency for International Development/Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA). Pictured watching the supplies being offloaded are Deputy Permanent Secretary of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Chrystal Glinton (left) and US Embassy Charge d’Affaires, Lisa Johnson (right).(BIS Photos/Raymond A. Bethel, Sr.) Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 15, 2017 – Nassau – The United States Agency for International Development/Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) made a donation to NEMA today, September 14, 2017, of $166,000 in Hurricane Irma Relief Supplies that included 300 plastic sheeting rolls, 1,000 hygiene kits, 2,400 water containers, 1,020 kitchen sets and 1,500 blankets.Representatives of USAID/OFDA along with the Deputy Permanent Secretary of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) were at Jet Aviation in New Providence for the presentation around mid-day.Chrystal Glinton & Lisa JohnsonUS Embassy Charge d’Affaires, Lisa Johnson stated that a Boeing 767 full of supplies would arrive into New Providence from the Miami warehouse with provisions that would be sent to the Northern and Southern Bahamas.NEMA’s Deputy Permanent Secretary, Chrystal Glinton accepted the donation on behalf of NEMA and highlighted that the US Government has not only assisted after hurricanes Joaquin, Matthew and Irma, but also assists with ongoing local training programs to better prepare for disasters.
2019 Volkswagen Arteon first drive: Flagship fastback feels familiar Post a comment Review • 2018 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen: Stirring sensibility Tags 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI first drive: Long live the sport sedan Enlarge ImageMight want to wear a helmet when driving this thing around. Volkswagen Vehicle cutaways are usually relegated to auto shows and vehicle launches, as they help describe some of the underlying parts that contribute to a car’s handling or safety. Rarely are they still drivable, functional conveyances, but Volkswagen’s eGon is.VW on Friday previewed its eGon concept ahead of its formal debut at the IdeenExpo in Hanover, Germany. It shows off just about every inner working of the electric e-Golf, and I mean just about every, because it’s still a drivable, functional vehicle — minus the body panels and all that jazz.There’s a big education component, too. Not only will expo attendees get to check out the intricate components that compose an electric car, some of the parts will have QR codes on them. Scan one, and it’ll open up specific information about that one part. It makes sense that it’s debuting at IdeenExpo, since it’s one large youth even focused on science and technology.The idea for the eGon didn’t come from a suit with a marketing degree. Instead, it came from students in Volkswagen’s vocational training program. Eight students from eight different disciplines came together to create it, and the result speaks for itself. It’s more dynamic than the average cutaway, and it gives kids a look at a type of car that will be far more present than it currently is. “This is the first time I’ve been involved in this kind of project and I’ve learnt so much. The eGon model is very complex and required lots of different skills,” said Justin Pausch, one of VW’s vocational trainees, in a statement. “We’re really looking forward to IdeenExpo and presenting our project to visitors at the event.”Enlarge ImageYou versus the car they told you not to worry about. Volkswagen 2019 VW Golf GTI Rabbit review: The best daily driver gets better Share your voice More From Roadshow Volkswagen More about 2018 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen Concept Cars Electric Cars Hatchbacks 0 Volkswagen
18 Photos Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 pulls us further into an augmented reality Apple 4:19 Post a comment Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? reading • iOS AR app Wonderscope teaches kids about bullies in space Now playing: Watch this: Apple’s new two-player AR arcade game at WWDC is crazy See All Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Share your voice 0 Wonderscope’s new AR experience, Clio’s Cosmic Quest, teaches young readers about space. Within Wonderscope, an augmented reality storytelling app for Apple devices, added a new interactive experience to its library of immersive, educational stories Tuesday: Clio’s Cosmic Quest brings young readers along for a journey with a cute purple space particle (who’s dealing with a jerk in her nebula) as she learns about stars, supernovas and our solar system. Wonderscope is one of the first companies to tackle storytelling in AR, the buzzy technology that overlays digital images on top of the real world around you. Best known through products like Snapchat filters and Pokemon Go, augmented reality has been on most consumers’ radars for its goofy gimmicks, but Apple CEO Tim Cook has said AR holds the potential to be as important as the iPhone. Clio’s Cosmic Quest follows an animated space particle to her nebula. Within The new format means rethinking some of the norms of creating a story. Wonderscope’s AR treatment of stories is like “inside-out storytelling,” according to Chris Milk, the CEO of Within, the company behind Wonderscope.In Clio’s Cosmic Quest, like all of Wonderscope’s stories, kids move the action along by speaking scripted lines that appear on screen. Wonderscope is free app available on all AR-enabled iOS devices. Its four stories are are a mix of free and paid titles; the app is running a back-to-school promotion that discounts the paid stories to 99 cents each from $4.99. Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier Mobile Tech Industry • Tags Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Augmented reality (AR) Apple
Trade between India and Zimbabwe has reached US $ 125 million in the financial year, 2010-2011, said Commerce Ministry Tuesday.Comparing to 2006-07 (US $ 64.02 mn), the trade growth between the two countries has doubled in four years.”Bilateral Trade has shown an impressive growth, increasing from US $ 64.02 mn in 2006-07 to US $ 125 mn in the year 2010-11, i.e. almost doubling in the last 4 years, with India’s exports to Zimbabwe amounting to US $ 114 mn and imports from Zimbabwe amounting to US $ 11 mn,” a press release by the Ministry said.Expressing happiness over the development, the Union Minister of Commerce Industry and Textiles Anand Sharma requested Zimbabwe Vice President Joice Mujuru to ratify BIPPA which was signed in 1999 as it will help in increasing investments in both countries.Conveying India’s interest in cooperating with Zimbabwe in the mining, power generation, railway, ICT and agricultural sectors, Sharma said “In fact the tripod on which the India-Africa relationship stands today with the resonance of South-South cooperation is that of technology, trade and training. We have created a three-tiered cooperation at Pan-African, regional and bilateral levels with the continent of Africa.”
Firefighters try to extinguish a fire at a residential building in Mumbai, India 22 August 2018. Photo: ReutersAt least four persons, including an elderly woman, were killed and 16 others injured on Wednesday when a massive fire ripped through a highrise building in Mumbai, officials said.The fire broke out on the 12th floor of 17-storeyed Crystal Tower building located in Parel. The flames quickly spread to the 13th floor and adjacent flats, trapping many of the 100-plus residents in the building.The Mumbai Fire Brigade rushed 12 fire tenders, a snorkel and other advanced equipements to combat the blaze.The firemen managed to rescue another 20 stranded persons.Though the exact cause of the fire is being investigated, officials tentatively surmise it could be due to a short-circuit.Two of the victims are Shubhada Shelke, 62, Bablu Shaikh, 36. The identities of the two other persons were being ascertained.Among the injured is one fireman Sandeep Manjre besides nine males and six females, said an official.Rushing to the site, Mumbai mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar said a probe would be launched to find if there were any safety violations in the building and appropriate action shall be initiated.Some residents told mediapersons that there was allegedly no fire-fighting equipment in the building premises as well as escape routes.
Afghan police officers stand guard while election commission workers prepare ballot boxes and election material at a polling station in Kabul, Afghanistan on 19 October. Photo: ReutersAfghans began voting on Saturday in parliamentary elections overshadowed by chaotic organisation, allegations of corruption and violence that has forced a postponement of the vote in the strategic southern province of Kandahar.The United Nations, which has been supporting the process, has urged Afghans to “use this opportunity to exercise their constitutional right to vote” and called for the election to take place in a safe and secure environment.Officials worry that violence will keep voters away from polling stations, particularly following the assassination of the police chief of Kandahar on Thursday, which forced authorities to delay the election in the province by a week.Taliban militants have issued a series of statements telling people not to take part in what they consider a foreign-imposed process and warning election centres may be attacked.Thousands of police and soldiers have been deployed across the country but already nine candidates have been assassinated and hundreds of people killed and wounded in election-related attacks.Polls opened at 7.00am (0230 GMT) and voting is due to continue until 4.00pm. Due to the difficulty of collecting and collating results across Afghanistan, the overall results will not be known for at least two weeks.Election authorities originally planned 7,355 polling centres but only 5,100 will be able to open due to security concerns, according to the Independent Election Commission, overseeing the vote.Voting has also been delayed in Ghazni province, by arguments about the representation of different ethnic groups.Fraud FearsWidespread allegations of voter fraud present a challenge to the legitimacy of the process, seen by Afghanistan’s international partners as a vital step ahead of the more important presidential election next year.Afghan politics is still poisoned by the aftermath of a disputed presidential vote in 2014 that forced the two main rival groupings to form an unstable partnership. Both sides were accused of massive electoral cheating.Political sleaze has put Afghanistan near the bottom of Transparency International’s world corruption index.”Fraud, the abuse of power and corruption are going to be the main challenge, much more than security,” said Aziz Rafiee, a political analyst and executive director of the Afghan Civil Society Forum.Some 8.8 million voters have been registered but an unknown number, by some estimates as many as 50 per cent or more, are believed to be fraudulently or incorrectly registered.About 2,450 candidates are competing for places in the lower house, which has 250 seats, including one reserved for a candidate from the Sikh minority. Under the constitution, parliament reviews and ratifies laws but has little real power.In a bid to ensure the vote is fair, biometric voter registration technology has been rushed in at the last minute.But many fear the untried technology, which was still being distributed to provincial voting centres as recently as Thursday, will add to the confusion without eliminating fraud.