first_imgDumped: Drugs needle left on developmentRESIDENTS on a development in Letterkenny are up in arms after druggies left needles dumped there.The Burnside Residents Association in the town has been active in keeping their homes safe from criminals in recent times.The group said the incident is “totally unacceptable.” But with fewer Gardaí on the streets of the town, there are fears drug users and their pushers have a ‘free reign’ in the area.“A child could have picked that up,” said one resident.“We are determined to clean up this area; there are good people living here and there’s no way we are going to let others destroy our area.”  RESIDENTS’ ANGER AS DRUGGIES DUMP NEEDLES was last modified: September 23rd, 2013 by John2Share 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:Burnside residents associationdrugsletterkennyneedleslast_img read more


first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: Last week we touched on how to plan for achieving your goals.This week I am going to give you some simple tips that I have picked up over the years. When added into your daily routine, these 5 tips can be adhered to very easily and can be very effective in helping you achieve your weight loss goals.1. Using a food diary: A simple food diary can prevent you from taking in excess calories from seemingly innocent sources such as sugary drinks and cereal bars.Writing down everything that you eat and drink, means that you are holding yourself accountable for your actions. It can prevent you from making mistakes.If you are training with a friend, swap diaries once a week and hold each other accountable.2. Portion Control: How much do we need to eat at each meal? Hands up if you know?Actually keep them up, because they are a very good tool for portion control.Your hand is your very own customized meal planner. If you are small and have small hands you will eat smaller portions and if you are tall and have large hands you will eat larger portions.At each meal you should be getting in a portion of protein, a portion of carbohydrates and a portion of fibrous vegetables.a) Protein (Chicken, beef, fish) You should use the size of an open palm and should roughly be the thickness of your thumb.b) Carbs. (Potato, sweet potato, rice)You should use the same size as a cupped hand.c) Vegetables (Any vegetables, but green is best) You should use the size of a closed fist.d) For extra fats if needed, such as oils and butter for cooking, or nuts for snacking on, you will use the length and thickness of your thumb, from tip to the large knuckle. (Any nut except peanuts.) 3. Food preparation and planning:Advanced preparation of meals can prevent you from making mistakes due to work or family commitments. You can cook everything you need the night before, or in the morning when you get up. All you have to do is pack it up and bring it with you. If this all seems too much, pick two days throughout the week. (I find Sunday and Wednesday works best for me.) Prepare everything you need for the next few days. Pack it in containers, freeze it and take it out and use it as needed.4. Snack on fruit and nuts:A small snack of fruit and nuts mid-morning and mid-afternoon has been shown to be effective in weight loss and can keep hunger at bay for longer. An apple and a portion of almonds is a perfect snack.This simple yet effective way of snacking, also allows you to always have something at hand that you can have if you are caught out and miss a meal.5. Use the 90% rule:The 90% rule allows you to be consistent with something but to have some leeway throughout the week as well. An example of this is that if you planned to eat 5 meals per day 7 days per week, that is 35 meals, 90% of this would give 32, so that allows 3 free meals throughout the week. Think business lunch, family celebration or wedding etc.These are very simple, but very effective ways to create structure to your weight loss goals.For further information on Personal Training and Nutrition contact me through the link below. I’ll be back next Monday on Donegal Daily with more.#TrainSmart* Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe Personal Training and PerformanceEMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: 5 SMALL STEPS TO SUCCESS was last modified: January 19th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Donegal Dailyemmet rushefitness columnlast_img read more


first_imgTwo Donegal Jiu-Jitsu competitors Katie Sweeney and Mairead Coyle are preparing for their next fight by heading to Amsterdam for an intensive three-day training camp.The girls will be exposed to top-class training over the three-day period from a series of revered teachers from the world of Jiu-jitsu.It is expected that fifty other girls from all over the world will also attend the high profile camp. The camp will help prepare both Donegal girls for their upcoming fights in the third leg of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu League.The competition will be held at the Radisson Blu Hotel, in Letterkenny on Sunday the 14th of September.The girls fight out of the Rillion Gracie academy in Letterkenny, and are taught by Brian Coyle.Katie Sweeney spoke to Donegal Daily about the forthcoming trip to Amsterdam, and said she was both excited and nervous about the training camp. Katie said, “It’s a fantastic opportunity for me and Mairead to learn the arts of Jiu-Jitsu from some of the most revered teachers in the whole world.“It’s going to be an intense camp, but I can’t think of a better way for us to prepare for a fight.“Over fifty girls are expected to attend from all over the world and that just shows you how highly revered the teachers are that so many want to attend the camp.“We’re both excited about the opportunity to get to train with and learn from some of the top BJJ females in the world.“We will get the opportunity to grapple(spar) with these girls from different BJJ ranks which will really test our skills. “It’s going to be a great experience, and we will learn so much from it.The camp in Amsterdam runs from the 22nd-24th of August and the girls will receive expert advice from Yasmin Sewgobind, 2013 European Black Belt Champ.Also in attendance at the camp will be Yasmine Wilson, part of the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation World Championships at brown belt featherweight, now black belt, plus Jen Flannery- Brown Belt and Female head instructor of BJJ in the USA.DONEGAL JIU-JITSU GIRLS HEAD TO AMSTERDAM FOR TRAINING CAMP was last modified: August 18th, 2014 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:AmsterdamJiu JitsuKatie SweeneyNoticesSportTraining Camplast_img read more


first_imgSerenity Hair & Beauty, Gaoth Dobhair are proud to announce that they will launch their new Day Spa with a ‘Girl’s Day Out’ on Wednesday the 15th of July from 12.00pm-8.00pm!‘Serenity’ will also launch their new Elemis BIOTEC facial at the ‘Girls Day Out’ on the 15th of July. BIOTEC Facial, exclusive to ‘Serenity Hair & Beauty’ in Donegal, is a unique fusion of active formulas, hands on touch and state of the art technology.100% of women who experienced the Elemis BIOTEC Facial agreed that they saw dramatic instant result, including, the reduction of fine lines, wrinkles, acne and dryness.With 7 stunning facials to choose from you will leave Serenity with the skin of your dreams.Experience the BIOTEC Facial on our open day for a special price of only €30, this €30 can then be redeemed against future Elemis BIOTEC Facials, Elemis Treatments and Elemis Products in the salon. All clients who avail of the BIOTEC Facial special on our Girl’s pamper day will be treated to a mini make over by serenity’s professional team in the Hair and Make up studio.Call Serenity Hair & Beauty on 0749560700 to book your slot for the Girl’s Pamper Day!SERENITY HAIR AND BEAUTY LAUNCH NEW SPA WITH ‘GIRL’S PAMPER DAY’ was last modified: July 13th, 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:BusinessFeaturesnewslast_img read more

Rams-Chiefs classic erases some Raiders NFL records for points

first_imgLike millions of other football fans on Monday night, Tom Flores watched in amazement as the Rams beat the Chiefs in one of the highest-scoring games in NFL history. Unlike the rest of us, Flores knows what it feels like to play in a game just like that.But he was too caught up in the moment to do much reminiscing.“Well, I thought about it after, but I was just enjoying the game and all the big plays,” said the 81-year-old Flores, who was the Raiders’ quarterback when they made similar …last_img read more

Heroes’ welcome for Team South Africa

first_img14 August 2012 There was a hive of activity and a warm display of South African national pride at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International on Tuesday morning as crowds waving flags and blowing vuvuzelas welcomed the country’s Olympic heroes back from the London Games. In true South African style, the supporters broke out in song, singing the national anthem as they met the athletes, who stood in a line with their hands over their chests. Placards displaying messages such as “Welcome back home Team SA”, “Well done incredible rowers” and “Welcome back heroes” could be seen among the hundreds gathered at the airport. Sport Minister Fikile Mbalula Mbalula said there were no words to describe the joy that swept over the nation when Team SA members won medals at the highly contested Games. “Today, we are united … because of your deeds; you’ve inspired a nation and for what you’ve done, you will remain in the archives of history.” Mbalula said Olympic silver medallist Caster Semenya represented what a young African woman could achieve with determination and support. “[Semenya] represents a symbol of a courageous young woman … who toils out of difficulties to become a symbol of success and greatness.” The Limpopo-born runner said although she was somewhat disappointed with her achievement, she tried her best. “I am a little disappointed. At least we’ve won silver and I am now focusing on 2013’s world championship in Moscow,” said Semenya, who also promised South Africans that she would continue to make them proud. South Africa’s two silver medals came from flag bearer Semenya and swimmer Chad Le Clos (who also won gold), while canoeist Bridgitte Hartley won bronze. The three gold medals came from swimming sensations Cameron van der Burgh and Le Clos, and the rowing team comprising Sizwe Ndlovu, Matthew Brittain, James Thompson and John Smith. “When Cameron van der Burgh won the gold medal … South Africans reverberated with joy and blew their vuvuzela to the ears,” Mbalula said. “Even those who were far away could hear that South Africa had arrived.” Le Clos snatched the gold medal from United States swimming legend Michael Phelps in the 200m butterfly, before winning silver behind Phelps in the 100m butterfly. South African stalwart Winnie Madikezela-Mandela was among the South Africans who came to the airport to give the Olympic team a warm welcome. Popular Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana supporter Mukwevho said: “I am here to give our heroes a warm welcome because I’m satisfied with their performance. With their performance, I am quite certain that we will do better in the upcoming Olympic Games.” His views were echoed by another well-known football supporter, Sadam Maake. “These athletes made us proud and as a result of their performance, we are well-known the world over, so they deserve a heroes’ welcome.” The team’s chef de Mission, Patience Shikwambane, said: “We’ve done very well as Team SA at the London Olympics compared to the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where we were ranked 71 and now we are leaders in Africa. “To the athletes, you are world champions and you must not start to walk tall. You need to stay humble … You are what you are because of the support you received from the nation, family and friends. To the medallists, we salute you. You’ve made us proud.” SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) president Gideon Sam, who had set a target of 12 medals for Team SA, gave the Olympians hearty congratulations. “I am 100 percent satisfied with the performance and what we’ve achieved. We set the target precisely because we wanted to work towards something. “We tried our best, and in the coming weeks I will give the medallists a programme in preparation for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016.” The government also joined in congratulating Team SA. “We join the multitudes of sport enthusiasts in congratulating our athletes for their best performance and grit at the games,” said government spokesperson Jimmy Manyi. “Team SA has emerged as shining stars and are now exemplary to those who want to achieve greatness. Government hopes that these achievements will inspire our local youth to follow in their steps and realise South Africa’s dream.” The medallists were also thanked with monetary rewards. Le Clos received R600 000 for winning gold and silver, while his coach Graham Hill, who was not present to receive the dummy cheque, got R150 000. Van der Burgh got R400 000 and his coach received R100 000. The four members of the rowing team each received R100 000, while Semenya pocketed R200 000 and her coach Maria Mutola got R50 000. Hartley took home R80 000. Source: read more

Salesforce-for-Marketing Startup Raises $32 Million

first_imgWhy You Love Online Quizzes Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Related Posts Hubspot has just announced a Series D round of funding for their marketing-as-a-service platform. Investors include some very big names like Google, Salesforce and Sequoia, which shows how much interest there is in its service aimed at small businesses. It’s also a big boost for the Boston startup scene, as Hubspot is now one of the fastest growing SaaS companies in history by revenue, only behind Salesforce according to their CEO Dharmesh Shah.Along with main competitors Eloqua and Marketo, Hubspot helps small businesses move away from traditional cold-calling and display advertising and into the new world of social media, search engines and blogging. On my recent visit to Boston, Shah explained to me that the initial idea came about when he noticed how much traffic he was able to drive through his OnStartups blog, when many of the businesses he was helping were struggling to get a fraction of the exposure. To solve that problem, he set out to build a service that makes it simple for small business owners to use search ads, blogging and Twitter. The challenge has been creating tools that actually help small companies with little time or experience of the new technologies. That’s meant creating simple, actionable reports, as well as educating its users in the effective online marketing through initiatives like Hubspot TV. With 4,000 paying customers, its approach seems to be paying dividends.Perhaps unsurprisingly considering that six out of its eight executives went to MIT, the bulk of the investment will be going into research and development to support “an ambitious product strategy that calls for building a complete and fully-integrated marketing platform”. It does seem like it is a strong contender to become the equivalent of Salesforce for the marketing world, which will be a boon for small firms struggling to adapt to the online world.Disclosure: HubSpot is also a sponsor of a forthcoming series on data science, which will appear on ReadWriteWeb later this month.center_img pete warden How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Tags:#hack#news last_img read more

It’s Not the Problem That Loses the Client. It’s How You Respond.

first_imgNo matter how good your product, and no matter how hard you try, your product is going to fail from time to time. It’s inevitable. No product is ever perfect.No service is ever perfect either. The restaurant that was impeccable the last time you ate there is unrecognizable the second time. The service you sell has days like that, too.The more complex the solution, that combination of products and services and outcomes, is rife with opportunities for problems and failures. No amount of effort can account for the challenges that occur in the normal course of execution.You might be tempted to believe that your company has an exclusive right to problems and failures. Because you have to deal with these challenges, and because you are emotionally invested, you are bothered by them, wishing you were perfect. You don’t lose clients because you have problems. You lose them when you handle them poorly.But problems are not your problem. How you respond to your problems, however, may be your problem.Hiding: One choice when dealing with problems is to avoid them, hoping that they go away or that someone else resolves them so you don’t have to. This choice typically ends not with the problem going away, but instead with the client going away.Avoiding Accountability: Another choice you might make is avoiding accountability for the problem or failure. After all, it’s your operations team that failed, not you. Why should you have to face the angry, upset, or irate client?Embrace: The best choice when dealing with problems is to respond to them quickly, apologize, dispatch them as fast as possible, and make changes to prevent those problems from reoccurring. This is what your client wants and expects from you. Mature, partner-oriented clients don’t judge you on whether or not you have problems. They judge you on how you respond when you the inevitable problems surface.Your clients have their own problems serving their clients. You want from them the same thing they want from their clients, namely, a chance to make things right.Your competitors have the exact same problems and challenges you have in executing what you sell. You know this because you call on their clients, and when these problems rise to a great enough level, you win those clients. Had your competitor better handled their problems, they may have retained those clients. This is also true for you.The best approach to dealing with problems is to handle them well. Wishing you weren’t going to have them is a poor strategy. Get better at managing them.last_img read more

‘We atoned for all our mistakes’

first_imgAs the near-century-old party, the Shiromani Akali Dal, battles internal crisis after its senior/old (Taksali) leaders recently revolted against party president Sukhbir Singh Badal, former Punjab Chief Minister and Akali Dal patron Parkash Singh Badal has defended his son, saying Mr. Sukhbir had offered to resign after the party’s defeat in the 2017 Assembly polls. Excerpts:The Shiromani Akali Dal has seen a revolt by a few senior leaders, who allege that the party has been “hijacked” by the “Badal family” and its ideology compromised. How do you react?I have always held them [Taksali leaders] in high esteem and still do. As for their complaints, I really don’t know what they mean by the “Badal family” because they still publicly declare that they want me to head the party, and I am the head of the Badal family. As for Mr. Sukhbir, they elected him as the party president, he was not appointed by me. In fact, his name was proposed by Jathedar Ranjit Singh Brahampura, the leader of the breakaway faction. So what can I say?The Akali Dal senior leadership, including you, your son Sukhbir and daughter-in-law Harsimrat Kaur Badal, recently sought atonement for “mistakes that might have been committed during your (SAD-BJP) rule” at the Akal Takht. What were these mistakes?In Sikh religion, which guides the philosophy of the SAD, the relationship between the Guru and the Sikh is a direct one. When we atoned for our “mistakes”, we atoned for all the mistakes which the ‘Sangat’ (the people) may have deemed us guilty of. In our religion, the ‘Sangat’ enjoys the status of the Guru. In fact, even superior. Do you regret the handling of issues such as the pardon granted to Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim in a blasphemy case and the Kotkapura-Behbal Kalan police firing incidents of 2015, which followed the Bargari sacrilege?That issue was handled by the honourable Jathedar Sahib of Sri Akal Takht Sahib. No Sikh who believes in the tenets of his religion can comment on the decisions taken by the Takht Sahib.Do you think the revolt in the party could have been averted had Mr. Sukhbir resigned? At the first meeting of the party after the defeat in the 2017 Assembly elections, Mr. Sukhbir had not only offered his resignation but also insisted that it should be accepted and someone else should lead the party. I did not intervene at all. These same leaders had rejected his resignation offer then. Nothing has changed since then. They know how a president is appointed or changed and they are free to follow that course.How do you assess the current Congress government’s work in Punjab so far?You can ask the people. Have they fulfilled any of the promises they made? Have they even discharged the basic duty of a government? This government is not only a failure, in fact this government simply does not exist. People don’t know where to go to get their grievances redressed. The Chief Minister is unavailable even to his own partymen. So what should I say? You make your own independent assessment and tell me if I am wrong. I will correct myself.What’s your reaction to Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s stand on the Kartarpur Sahib corridor regarding security concerns while dealing with Pakistan?He [Capt. Amarinder Singh] must not do anything that sabotages this achievement. Unfortunately, his stand is ‘neither here nor there’. And this is dictated by his intra-party insecurities. He should take the lead as he is the Chief Minister. At the moment, it does not appear that he is honest about implementing the corridor. The Government of India has taken the initiative and that has forced Pakistan to respond. Captain Sahib should ignore immature people in his party and his Cabinet who credit Pakistan for this achievement. He should implement the corridor as India’s achievement. Unfortunately, he looks so confused. I hope he clears his thoughts on the issue.You are in alliance with the BJP, but the Akali Dal has said that it would contest the Parliamentary/State Assembly elections in Haryana independently. Is it ethical to have a pre-poll alliance with the BJP, a ministerial berth in the Union Government and then fighting against the same party in other State/States?In Punjab, our alliance is not a political one. It is a guarantee for social and communal harmony. In other States and at the Centre, we follow a common minimum programme. The alliance in Punjab was a historical necessity considering the challenges to Hindu-Sikh unity and harmony. I think we served and are serving a great cause.What is your advice to the BJP, after the results of the Assembly elections held in five States recently?Ups and downs happen in life. I am sure there are much wiser people in the BJP than me to find out what needs to be improved.last_img read more

Unavailability Of American Tech Workers Forces Indian IT Firms In US To Hoard Employees And Subcontractors

first_imgAvailability of a limited number of technology workers in the United States is forcing Indian IT firms to hoard employees and subcontractors, according to a media report.The Economic Times, citing the US Bureau of Labour Statistics’ data said that in September 2018 there was a massive gap in jobs and supply and only one out of four software jobs were being filled. Read it at Related Itemslast_img