Man shot in Strabane attack

first_img WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic By News Highland – May 23, 2010 Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Facebook Twitter Twittercenter_img Google+ A 25-year-old man has been shot and beaten in an over night attack in Strabane.The man was in bed with his partner when the front door of their Glebe Gardens home was forced and two masked men entered their bedroom.The man was beaten with a bat as he lay in bed.One of the attackers also fired a number of shots from a handgun hitting the man in an arm and a leg.His girlfriend received head injuries during the attack.Both were taken to hospital. Previous articleHundreds to attend Lifford Hospital marchNext articleStrabane residents evacuated in pipe bomb attack News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North News Man shot in Strabane attack RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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Cancer patient says thank you for the support

first_imgSylvia Braxton Dear Editor:There was a benefit held for me on Aug. 18. It was a wonderful success to say the least. I’ve worked for the City of Hoboken for over 20 years. I’ve been battling a second bout of breast cancer since November 2017. The amount of support that I’ve received from my immediate family, friends and the city is beyond words. I’m humbled by all the phone calls, texts and, visits. I appreciate you all; I will never be able to express my heartfelt gratitude. While this battle is proving to be difficult; I am truly blessed to having an amazing support system. Thank you to my friends and colleagues who not only check on me but on my family too. Thanks again, you all make me proud to be a Hobokenite!last_img

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Honey, I gave up the prize home

first_imgMr Driver had won a multimillion-dollar six bedroom, three bathroom Yandina Creek home on the Sunshine Coast — where he just happened to be moving for work within days.“We were in the middle of an argument, me and the old boy, nothing serious — I wanted to go to Bunnings to get PVC pipes to put my fishing rods in, while he said you’re trying to save money, just wrap it in a towel. Then the phone rang.” Not a bad view from the Pyrmont property which will be drawn tomorrow.“We literally packed our bags with clothes and stuff and drove to Krissy’s mum and dad’s house, spent the night there and 10a, I found all the paperwork and the house was ours. It was a bit surreal.”Mr Driver said there was never any likelihood that the young family would keep the home though — they needed the cash.“I had to ask dad to buy some beers to celebrate,” he said.“We were always going to sell it. We only had two kids at the time and they were still young, one was one and half, learning to walk, the other was three and there were 87 stairs in the whole house. It was great to live in it (for three months), a beautiful, beautiful house.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 The current RSL Art Union draw 366 pits a Noosa property versus a Pyrmont one. Luke Driver had two children when he won this RSL Art Union prize home almost two years ago. He knew they would not be able to keep it. Picture: SuppliedHe was in disbelief when told by an RSL Art Union staff member. “I was shaking. I asked my father dad ‘is this real?’. He snatched the phone off me because of the look of shock on my face, he thought something had happened to one of the kids.”It took the officials two hours to convince the pair that it was indeed real.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoEven his wife — who was at work — did not believe him: “I said Krissy we just won the RSL home, and she just said ‘it’s 10 o’clock Luke, are you drinking already?’ And she hung up,” he laughs. MORE: ‘Granny Hilton’ for sale ‘Saddest house in the street’center_img Beach house sells in days Kristan and Luke Driver with their children Summer, 3, Lorie, 5, and George, 9 months, at their new home in Pomona bought after selling their prize home for, Luke bought with the winnings from a victorious prize home ticket. Picture Lachie MillardThey’re the ultimate dream homes — won off the back of $5 tickets — but two in every five prize home winners won’t end up staying in them.RSL Art Union figures show around 34 of the 84 prize home draws won in the past decade were sold off by winners.Luke Driver was 27, “down on luck”, broke, unemployed for eight months due to a sporting injury, and about to move in with the in-laws when he was told he’d won over a year ago. They put it on the market for $1.45m and thought they would be waiting for a while for a buyer “because not everyone has $1.45m”, but “we got the phone call that first afternoon”.“$1.45m for a $20 ticket. We got a bit more because we also got $90,000 worth of gold bullion.”They bought their dream home outright in Pomona, in the Noosa shire.“When we went to the real estate agency, the lady was like ‘have you got your finances sorted?’ We said ‘oh we’re just going to buy it with cash’ and she was just looking at us like ‘what’s going on here’.” FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOKlast_img read more

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Injured Badgers making most of Spring

first_imgYANA PASKOVA/Herald photoFor the University of Wisconsin football team, spring practices are all about one thing — preparing for the upcoming season.That charge is not simply limited to the players on the field participating fully in every drill but also for those Badgers who are limited due to injury, of which there are several.”We want to see mental reps; we are big believers in that,” said first-year head coach Bret Bielema. “What they can do is they can know the call and know what the [play] is and take as many mental reps as possible.”At least three projected starters for the 2006 squad will almost certainly miss all of spring practices, as defensive linemen Jamal Cooper and Matt Shaughnessy and offensive lineman Joe Thomas all recover from their respective knee injuries.Although spring practices are valuable, coaches expressed caution about bringing an injured player back during spring practices, not wanting to have a player go too early and potentially be re-injured.”It’s up to the doctors,” Bielema said when questioned whether he would allow injured players to return during the spring. “There are certain guys that are along a little bit further. … They’ve kind of started this natural progression to get to where they need to be, and as the doctors say they are more and more able to do things, we will roll them in.”Thomas, who tore his right anterior cruciate ligament while filling in on defense during the Capital One Bowl, is of chief concern, as he is the most highly-touted player returning to Wisconsin this year.While Thomas hasn’t dressed and will not participate in spring drills, he is still working diligently towards returning as soon as he can for his senior campaign.”He won’t be going at all in the spring,” Bielema said of Thomas. “He is progressing, doing all the things we are asking him to do. He was the latest of those three injuries; when you look at the three knees they had with [Cooper], Matt Shaughnessy and [Thomas], his happened last.””I’m just doing some running and doing a lot of strength exercises, doing some quickness stuff, trying to get my balance back,” Thomas said. “I’m just trying to take it slow.”Bielema has been telling anyone who will listen that just as Thomas is one of the most athletic linemen to ever walk on the field, he is one of the most impressive healers also and has been ahead of schedule in his recovery.”I’m coming along better than I expected,” Thomas said.Cooper went down in Wisconsin’s third game of the season against North Carolina with an ACL tear in his left knee and had surgery to repair the knee on Oct. 4.The early surgery date has allowed Cooper to progress quickly, and he is currently only being held out of contact drills.”Jamal Cooper is probably the most progressed [of the injured players],” Bielema said. “He just can’t have contact.””I’m right on schedule, I just wish I was just a little bit ahead further,” Cooper said. “But oh well, can’t do anything about it.”Although Cooper has healed adequately, the junior has expressed frustration at missing so much time to an injury he initially thought was just a bruise that he might just be able to walk off.”It’s frustrating,” Cooper said. “Real frustrating because [I’m not] doing too much. I still feel like I want to go, but I don’t think my knee is ready yet, so I’m just getting frustrated. … I’m just tired of waiting to play football, for real. I’ve been waiting for so long. I’m just ready to play.”Shaughnessy, who will be a sophomore, has dressed but has been little more than a spectator thus far, which according to him isn’t the worst thing in the world.”It’s all right, I guess,” Shaughnessy said. “You learn a lot of stuff when you are watching.””He seems like he’s taking it pretty well,” said Cooper when asked how Shaughnessy’s spirits seemed to be.Shaughnessy injured his right knee in the home finale against Iowa on Nov.12.Bielema expects all three of the seriously injured players to be back in time, not only for the fall but also for summer conditioning.”We’ll start summer conditioning in mid-June, and our goal is to have all three of those guys fully involved in that,” Bielema said. “We expect all three of those guys to hopefully be full-go through all of summer drills.”Others limited: Another of UW’s notable injuries and recoveries include last year’s all-everything recruit Travis Beckum, who went down with a right knee injury in the Hawaii game last year. Beckum, who has changed positions to tight end, has practiced and done well so far this spring, looking more like a natural receiver than former linebacker.Junior linebacker Casey Hogan, who broke his leg during the Oct. 8 contest at Northwestern, has not dressed at all and might be out for the all of spring practices.Also, junior defensive back Ben Strickland has been held out of some contact drills because of a shoulder injury.”Strickland actually has a little bit of a shoulder injury, so he’s been limited at certain things,” Bielema said.Lastly, sophomore Gino Cruse isn’t expected to participate in spring practices, so that, according to Bielema, he can “concentrate on his academics at this point.”last_img read more

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Community events for the weekend of Dec 11

first_img Friday, Dec 10, 2010 – Saturday, Dec 11, 2010 07.00 PM Ryan Hennessy Live with Darcy D. @ JD’sJD Fitzgerald’s Pub Music Wednesday, Dec 1, 2010 – Tuesday, Dec 21, 2010 Oil Painters of the Peace Viewing and Voting At Tim ‘N Tyc’sTim’n’Tycs Restaurant Celebration Saturday, Dec 11, 2010 01.00 PM – 03.00 PM Dave Tooey Cajon WorkshopSystems The Sound Source of The North Music , Conferences, Lectures, Workshops & Meetings Saturday, Dec 11, 2010 09.00 AM – 04.00 PM Farmer’s MarketNorth Peace Arena Food , Children & Family , Market , Art & Culture Date Of EventName of EventVenue LocationEvent Type Tuesday, Nov 23, 2010 – Monday, Dec 13, 2010 Best Decked Contest– Community Saturday, Dec 11, 2010 08.00 PM Flyers vs Dawson Creek & Food DriveNorth Peace Arena Sports & Fitness Friday, Dec 10, 2010 06.00 PM Open Mic for All Ages @ Patch JavaPatch Java Music Friday, Dec 10, 2010 – Saturday, Dec 11, 2010 08.00 PM Nine Mile Live at Egan’sEgan’s Pub Music center_img Saturday, Dec 11, 2010 07.00 PM – 11.30 PM Brown Family FundraiserStonebridge Hotel Fundraiser Thursday, Dec 9, 2010 – Saturday, Dec 11, 2010 07.00 PM NPSS Presents “Into the Woods”North Peace Cultural Centre Theatre & Performances Sunday, Dec 12, 2010 Studio 2 Stage Dance Recital – 2 RecitalsNorth Peace Cultural Centre Theatre & Performances Below is a list of community events taking place this weekend in Fort St. John.  For more community events, visit energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com/events Friday, Dec 10, 2010 – Saturday, Dec 11, 2010 Troyer Toy DriveHome Hardware Building Centre Fundraiser Saturday, Dec 11, 2010 07.00 PM New Singer/Songwriters GroupPatch Java Music – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Fishing the North Coast: Get em’ while you can — Pacific halibut closes Friday

first_imgNorth Coast offshore adventures will be limited to just rockfish come Saturday morning as the California Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Wednesday the closing of the recreational Pacific halibut fishery on Saturday at 12:01 a.m. for the remainder of the 2016 season. The quota of 29,640 pounds will be surpassed according to CDFW unless the fishery is closed based on the latest catch projections.Beginning in 2015, CDFW committed to in-season tracking of the fishery to ensure catch …last_img

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Hey IT Manager, We’re Your Friends

first_imgYou know who you are. You are the employee who ignores mandates from the IT department. You use your own devices and apps to get the job done, company policies be hanged. The IT manager might call you a problem employee, but actually you are part of the solution.The mobile elite is what Forrester Research, in a report commissioned by Unisys, calls tech-savvy, early-adopter employees:“Mobile elite workers are those who make the most intensive use of multiple personally acquired technologies for work and who use them for improving their work with customers and business partners. Those technologies include smartphones, tablets, home computers and non-authorized software applications and web/cloud services.” This elite is an outgrowth of the fact that powerful digital technology is readily available at your local consumer electronics emporium. Consumers who buy this equipment often see no reason to use something lesser just because an employer wants them to. Indeed, Forrester found that 52% of all global workers it surveyed (and 62% of Generation Y/Z) thought their personal devices were better than those provided by their company.The Forrester report found that members of the mobile elite use three or more devices (smartphone, PC, tablet) and work from multiple locations outside the office. They do so not because they want to but rather because they feel they need to: The IT department does not provide an internal solution adequate to get their jobs done. Members of the mobile elite are more engaged, innovative employees. They use third-party services like mobile video conferencing, email add-ons, chat, CRM services and file sharing services.  Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now IT + Project Management: A Love Affair dan rowinski IT departments are more willing and able to support these types of workers than in the past. 61% of global enterprises support personal use of mobile devices, up from 27% in the same report in 2011. Yet, there is still a gap between IT and the mobile elite. For instance, about 75% of IT decision makers view an employee’s use of personal applications for work as grounds for dismissal. About 63% of IT professionals surveyed believe they are the primary decision makers for bringing in new technology to the enterprise, while 63% of mobile elite believe that they play a significant role in the company’s innovation processes. This is understandable as IT departments do not want to be marginalized, but technologically savvy employees think IT is slow and not forward-thinking. Most IT departments are building or procuring enterprise apps for both customers and employees, yet they are not yet willing to support the bring-your-own-app phenomenon. IT departments are worried about security and compliance, which is laudable, but they are not moving as an industry to secure employees personal devices. Only about 50% of enterprises offer basic security and app help. The disconnect between the mobile elite and IT departments is a result of the speed at which the mobile industry moves. Mobile, as a technology platform, is rapidly iterating. After only a few years of development, it’s moving toward its third cycle of innovation (from mobile WAP sites to native apps to hybrid apps and cloud integration). Whereas the Web took almost 20 years to evolve through versions 1.0 to 2.0 to the cusp of 3.0 (where it integrates with mobile). Enterprise IT departments are still somewhere between steps one and two, figuring out how to embrace the native app culture and secure company information. If they do not accomplish that, they stand to be left behind in the next wave of productivity growth.This is where the mobile elite are valuable. Smart workers on smart devices push the boundaries of what is possible. IT departments need to structure themselves to match the efficiency of these employees, not the other way around.  Tags:#business#enterprise#Info Architecture#mobile Related Posts Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

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Apple Buys Embark, Plans to Expand Transit Maps

first_imgTags:#Apple#applications#Google#maps#now#transit readwrite The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts center_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Apple bought Embark, the small startup that builds transit applications that make navigating public transportation easier, reports tech blogger Jessica Lessin. It is unclear how much Apple paid for Embark, Lessin writes, but it plans on integrating the transportation technology into Apple Maps.Embark is the latest addition to a slew of apps acquired by Google and Apple in the heated competition to build the best map. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementlast_img

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Indians bounce back after win-streak snapped

first_imgThe Indians got back to work without a hitch, taking a 1-0 lead in the second inning before Kansas City’s Alex Gordon homered in the top of the third to make it 1-1.Cleveland sent seven batters to the plate in the bottom of the third, and two of them scored. After the Royals pulled back a run in the top of the fourth, the Indians piled on four runs in the bottom of the frame to take control.The Indians led 7-4 when Encarnacion led off the seventh inning with a homer against Royals relief pitcher Kevin McCarthy.With the victory, and the Minnesota Twins’ loss to the Toronto Blue Jays later Saturday, the Indians clinched their second straight American League Central division title.ADVERTISEMENT Lindor had three hits on the night and Edwin Encarnacion homered as the Indians rebounded briskly from their 4-3 loss to the Royals on Friday night.That was the Indians’ first defeat since August 23. Their 22 straight wins established an American League record and surpassed the 21-game streak put together by the National League’s Chicago Cubs in 1935, but came up short of the Major League record 26-game winning streak of the 1916 New York Giants.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We had good energy. I was happy about that. It’s nice to see them go right back out there and try to be as good a team as we can be,” Indians manager Terry Francona said.“They outplayed us yesterday, but that’s in the past. Today was another day,” Lindor added. Alvarez, Golovkin fight to a brutal draw; rematch to come BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad center_img Read Next LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC PLAY LIST 01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games CLEVELAND, OH – SEPTEMBER 16: Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians scores past Drew Butera #9 of the Kansas City Royals on a single by Austin Jackson #26 during the sixth inning at Progressive Field on September 16, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. Ron Schwane/Getty Images/AFPCleveland’s historic winning streak may have ended at 22 games, but shortstop Francisco Lindor’s streak was still going strong after the Indians bounced back Saturday with an 8-4 win over the Kansas City Royals.Lindor hit a run-scoring double in the sixth inning, his 10th straight game with an extra-base hit. That’s a club record, and left him four shy of the major league record of 14.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversarylast_img read more

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a month agoMan City boss Guardiola: Otamendi and Fernandinho too old for regular football

first_imgMan City boss Guardiola: Otamendi and Fernandinho too old for regular footballby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola says Fernandinho and Nicolas Otamendi are too old to play every game.Otamendi is the only healthy natural centre-back in the squad meaning Fernandinho, a regular midfielder, started in Wednesday’s 3-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk.But Guardiola says because of their age he will have to call upon Kyle Walker and Rodri to play minutes at centre-back.”I didn’t have doubts [Fernandinho] could do it,” Guardiola said after City’s win on Wednesday. “Nico is 31, Fernandinho is 34 and the next alternative (Eric Garcia) is 18. For three or four months I don’t know what will happen.”Both were incredible tonight. Nico showed incredible personality after what happened in the previous game.”We need another solution — Rodri or Kyle Walker maybe — because they cannot play every game at their age.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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