first_imgTHREE people have been taken to hospital after a serious road traffic accident.Ambulance personnel and gardai attended the scene of the incident between Lurgybrack and Drumkeen on the main Letterkenny to Stranorlar road.A car and a van were involved in the crash. Three people were taken to Letterkenny General Hospital for treatment.Gardai have appealed for witnesses to contact them at Letterkenny Garda Station on 07491 67100.There were long delays in the area as gardai carried out an investigation into the cause of the crash.Meanwhile Gardai say traffic in many areas has increased significantly today because of the good weather and have appealed to motorists to slow down, especially on roads leading to the county’s main beaches.  CASUALTIES RUSHED TO HOSPITAL AFTER SERIOUS ROAD TRAFFIC CRASH was last modified: August 16th, 2015 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:accidentdonegalGardaletterkennylast_img read more

Woman tells how she tried desperately to save slain boyfriend

first_imgThe heartbroken girlfriend of a man who was shot dead at their Co Donegal home has told how she tried desperately to save his life.Andrew Allen died within seconds after a gunman shot three times into the bedroom of the couple’s home at Buncrana in February 2012. Mr Allen, aged 24, had been in bed around 9.30pm with partner Arelene Farrelly when the lone gunman called to the house at 26 Links View Park.Ms Farrelly told how herself and Mr Allen were tucked up in bed on the evening of February 9th, he was on his Playstation and she was on her phone while also watching television.In a statement to Donegal Coroner’s Court held at Buncrana Courthouse, Ms Farrelly, who was not present in court, told how she initially heard loud bangs at the front door of the house.She peeked out the curtains and saw a man dressed in a black baseball cap and dark clothing kicking at the door and holding what looked like a sawn-off shotgun in his hand.The scene of the murder of Andrew Allen in Buncrana in 2012.She told Mr Allen and he told her to call the Gardai as he struggled to get some clothing on.Seconds later three shots were fired through the bedroom window and Mr Allen slumped to the bedroom floor.Ms Farrelly’s statement read “He said “Arlene, I can’t feel my legs”. The blood was pumping out of him. It was coming out of his nose and his mouth. I tried to turn him in the bed but he was too heavy. He slid down, …I rang an ambulance.”Ms Farrelly ran to a neighbour’s home to get help and Mr Daniel McGonagle rushed to the scene.He said he could not do CPR but Ms Farrelly tried a number of times but Mr Allen did not respond.She eventually stopped and realised that her partner was dead.Mr McGonagle added that Mr Allen, whom he did not know personally, was turning blue and that his mouth was full of blood. He remarked to another neighbour who arrived in the house – “I think he’s as dead as a Dodo.”He revealed earlier how he had heard gunshots and came out of his house to see a grey or silver-coloured car leaving the scene.He recalled thinking he had seen the same car on the state a few days earlier and remarking that he was parked in a strange manner.In her statement Ms Farrelly revealed how her partner’s name had been on a list of six people sent in an envelope accompanied by a bullet to the Family Centre in Gobnascale in Derry a few weeks earlier.He stayed most of the time in Buncrana after that.However, she added that his family had been telephoned later to say the threat had been lifted and he was no longer on the list.She added “I know he (Andrew) was involved in drugs years ago but he had no involvement while he was with me.”Dr Stephen McNally, who was based at the Nowdoc Service in Carndonagh on the night of the killing, arrived at the scene and officially pronounced Mr Allen dead.The following day, former State Pathologist Dr Marie Cassidy carried out a post mortem on Mr Allen’s remains.Her report was read into the court by coroner Dr Denis McCauley.He said Mr Allen had been shot three times – in the right shoulder, the right hip and in the abdomen.The bullet which struck his right shoulder traveled down through his right lung and into his heart and this was the bullet which killed Mr Allen, Dr Cassidy’s report said.She found that Mr Allen died from a gunshot wound to the heart.Garda Detective Inspector Pat O’Donnell said he was assigned as the chief investigating officer in the case.He said that hundreds of lines of enquiry have been followed and hundreds of people interviewed.He added “It is my professional opinion that Andrew Allen died as a result of an unlawful killing.”He later appealed to anybody with any information on the murder to come forward and to speak to the Gardai in confidence.The jury of five men and two men only took a short time to agree unanimously that Mr Allen died as a result fo a gunshot wound to the heart and that his death was as a result of an unlawful killing.Coroner Dr McCauley expressed his sympathy to the members of the Allen family present in court as did Garda Inspector David Durkin and members of the jury.The Allen family declined to make a comment after the inquest.Woman tells how she tried desperately to save slain boyfriend was last modified: September 13th, 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) Tags:Andrew Allenbuncranacoronerdeaddonegalinquestmurdershotlast_img read more

6 Tech Companies That Were Invested in Today: Which Will You Take Note Of?

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… leela cyd ross Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Our venture capital roundup for the day features a range of companies raising large and (relatively) small amounts of money. We’ve got software for school teachers to keep their classrooms organized and an app to make keyword advertising easier for small businesses, among several other useful technologies. We want to know which of these companies you’d like to keep tabs on. And as usual, we’re announcing yesterday’s poll winner.Yesterday’s poll winner, Qriosly, asks real questions of us on our mobile phones and iPads about products or companies, instead of using a traditional ad placement. RWW voting readers were most interested by this company; it earned 72% of the vote.Today’s CompaniesHomePipe Networks has created a free networking app that allows the user to access their home computer from their mobile phone. HubSpot, a marketing software company that generates leads for small business, was invested in by Google Ventures, Sequoia Capital and in a Series D round. Fourth Wall Studios combines the real with the virtual in alternate-reality entertainment for multiple platforms (phones, pcs, etc.). Breezy is a mobile app that enables us to direct our printer through a phone, eliminating the need to plug our computer into the printer directly.LearnBoost raised a debt funding round. The company makes software for teachers that allows them to create lesson plans, manage grades, calendars and attendance, all using one interface. Lastly, AdGrok helps small businesses with keyword ad campaigns on Google.Which one of these six companies is most interesting to you?center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Venture Funding#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

May Caregiving Webinar: Promoting Knowledge through Effective Education

first_imgJoin the Military Caregiving concentration for our upcoming monthly professional development webinar on, ‘Promoting Knowledge Gain and Behavior Change through Effective Education.’ Did I mention that this is a FREE professional development opportunity, with no registration required? Event details are below.Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2015Time: 11:00 a.m. EasternEvent Location: Promoting Knowledge Gain & Behavior Change Through Effective EducationWatch and listen as Andy Crocker, webinar presenter and Extension Specialist in Gerontology and Health at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, provides a sneak peek into what you can expect from the upcoming May 12th webinar.CEU Credit Available!The Military Families Learning Network will be providing 1.0 National Association of Social Workers (NASW) continuing education credit to credentialed participants. Certificates of Completion will also be available for training hours as well. For more information on CEU credits go to: NASW Continuing Education Instructions. Interested in Joining the Webinar?*No registration is required; simply go to, Promoting Knowledge through Effective Education, the day of the event to join. The webinar is hosted by the Department of Defense so you must install security certificates if you are not located on a military installation. Instructions for certificate installation can be found by clicking on DCO Adobe Certificate Installation. You can connect to the Adobe webinar using iPhone, iPad, and Droid apps. Search for DCO Connect in the respective stores.For those who cannot connect to the Adobe site, an alternative viewing of this presentation will be running on Ustream.This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on April 17, 2015.last_img read more

Analyse pollution in Mandovi: Cong. to NIO

first_imgPanaji: The Congress has urged the National Institute of Oceaonography (NIO) to analyse the pollution level of the Mandovi river in and around the area where the Lucky Seven casino vessel has run aground, and near other casinos ships. A delegation of the party, led by Goa Pradesh Congress Committee president Shantaram Naik, met NIO deputy director P.S. Rao at Dona Paula on Friday to make the demand. The delegation told Mr. Rao that the Congress is seriously concerned about the pollution in the Mandovi river caused by the damaging commercial activities of the casinos. Mr. Naik told Mr. Rao that Lucky Seven, which is grounded in the Mandovi river, is likely to cause serious environmental damage if necessary preventive measures are not taken.The delegation further demanded that the NIO should analyse the discharge of sludge water by casino vessels. They also urged the organisation to examine the effect on fishing activities in the river and on seafood consumption.Last month, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had declared in the State Assembly that a new casino policy would soon cap the number of casinos in a particular area.last_img read more

Chemist shoots Punjab drug officer dead, kills self

first_imgA woman officer working with the Punjab government’s Drug and Food Chemical Laboratory was shot dead by a chemist at her office in Kharar on Friday. 38-year-old Neha Shorie, posted as zonal licensing authority of the lab was shot dead by Balwinder Singh, a resident of Morinda, whose chemist shop’s licence was cancelled a few years ago. The accused killed himself as well.“The accused went to the victim’s office and fired two rounds. Thereafter, he tried to run away but was nabbed, he then shot himself,” said an official police statement.The statement added that the local police team reached the spot immediately and took the accused into custody. The assistant was shifted for treatment at Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research where he later succumbed to his injuries.The assailant, a resident of Morinda in Punjab had a chemist shop there. The shop was closed a few years ago after his licence was cancelled following recovery of intoxicants during a raid conducted by the victim officer.SHO of Kharar City police station Bhagwant Singh Riar said the police have registered a case under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code and and under the Arms Act against the accused and investigation was underway.Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has directed state’s Director General of police to ensure speedy probe into the murder of Neha Shorie. Mr. Singh ordered prompt investigation into the matter to get to the bottom of the case esides ensuring exemplary punishment to the accused.The Chief Minister said no one would be allowed to interfere or intimidate any public servant in the discharge of their duties.last_img read more

India vs Bangladesh, FIFA 2022 World Cup Qualifier HIGHLIGHTS in Kolkata: Adil Salvages 1-1 Draw

first_imgRanked 83 places below India, Bangladesh looked more threatening and could have easily doubled the lead in the 54th minute when the right winger Mohammad Ibrahim’s shot hit the crosspiece.India woke up from their slumber only late in the second half, making a flurry of chances but then Bangladesh defence gave a good account of themselves with Ibrahim making a goal-line clearance from Anas Edathodika’s header.In the 88th minute, Adil Khan equalised, a minute after Chhetri’s shot was deflected. Brandon set it up with an accurate corner and Adil found it near the post to find the goal.The Igor Stimac-coached side paced up their attack but it was too little too late then as Bangladesh proved a point, opening their account in Group E.Earlier in the first-half, India had their share of chances. One such chance was in the 18th minute when Bheke’s powerful header zoomed over the crosspiece.India had their first shot on target in the fifth minute when Manvir Singh floated in a long-ball with Ashique Kuruniyan leaving it for Chhetri but the Indian captain volleyed it straight to the Bangladeshi goalkeeper Ashraful Islam Rana.Bangladesh also looked to penetrate early and came close in the 31st minute when Adil Khan made a mess of a back pass as Biplo Ahmed took the control of the ball but thankfully Anas Edathodika averted the danger.The 104-ranked India thus are yet to win against Bangladesh since 1999 when the Blue Tigers had won 1-0 in the SAFF Games.Bangladesh stay unbeaten from three matches against India. The last two matches between the two teams, in 2013 and 2014, ended in 1-1 and 2-2 draws respectively. Bangladesh were the more organised and penetrating side as they put up a spirited show against India who were backed by a full-capacity crowd at the Saltlake Stadium.Inspirational captain Sunil Chhetri was not at his best as also goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu who kept at bay the marauding Qataris in the memorable drawn game in Doha.Gurpreet misjudged the flight of the ball to let in the Bangladesh’s goal to the stunning silence of the packed 65,000-plus crowd.It was Rahul Bheke who conceded a freekick on the left and Bangladesh captain Jamal Bhuyan curled it in to the far post where Gurpreet missed the flight completely and Saad Uddin finished it with a diving header.🚨 Matchday 🚨#BlueTigers 🐯 will clash their swords ⚔ with Bangladesh 🇧🇩 in the @fifaworldcup qualifier today.🏟 VYBK Stadium, Kolkata⏳ 07:30 PM📺 @StarSportsIndia, @asianet, @hotstartweets#BackTheBlue 💙 #IndianFootball ⚽ #INDBAN ⚔— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) October 15, 2019last_img read more

Cultural shift

first_imgIn the budget for 2017-18, five ministries – tourism, culture, sports and youth affairs, environment and climate change and social justice and empowerment – were allocated a total of Rs 16,104 crore, just 1.51 per cent of the Rs 10,62,751 crore allocated for various sectors. This number is some indication,In the budget for 2017-18, five ministries – tourism, culture, sports and youth affairs, environment and climate change and social justice and empowerment – were allocated a total of Rs 16,104 crore, just 1.51 per cent of the Rs 10,62,751 crore allocated for various sectors. This number is some indication of the Modi government’s emphasis – or lack of it – on these ministries. According to a March 2017 report by the World Travel and Tourism Council, the tourism industry in India directly supported 25.3 million jobs, which is 5.8 per cent of the country’s total jobs.In the World Economic Forum’s list on travel and tourism competitiveness this year, India has been ranked 40, a considerable jump of 12 places from 2015. It’s also the biggest leap any country has taken in that ranking. India’s travel and tourism sector was also the fastest growing amongst G20 nations, growing by 8.5 per cent in 2016.Experts believe the growth has been propelled by initiatives such as recognising five tourist circuits and a boost to religious tourism, but poor infrastructure still remains a big impediment to growth. “The government should focus on building world-class leisure destination infrastructure,” says Deep Kalra, chairman and CEO of What also remains a challenge is that these figures are predominantly generated by domestic travel, which accounted for 88 per cent of the sector’s contribution to GDP in 2016.However, Mahesh Sharma’s performance as a minister for culture doesn’t match up to his achievements as a tourism minister. He has introduced some transparency in the grants of funds and scholarships, but several institutes under the ministry remain headless.advertisementThe biggest reform by the ministry of social justice and empowerment has been the decision to disband the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) and replace it with a National Commission for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (NCSEBC). More than reform, it was a reaction to two developments. Firstly, it was the BJP’s tacit acknowledgement that support from Other Backward Classes played a crucial role in its victory in the Uttar Pradesh elections. The decision came within a week of Jat agitators from Haryana threatening to disrupt life in Delhi. The UPA government had included that community in the Central OBC list a day before the 2014 parliamentary polls were announced, but the notification was scrapped by the Supreme Court. The BJP government perhaps doesn’t want a repeat of that situation.Another development is the 35 per cent rise from last year in funds allocated for the welfare of Scheduled Castes. Nearly 54 per cent of the ministry’s budget is spent on scholarships for Scheduled Castes. With the launch of the Accessible India Campaign, special camps have been organised for distribution of aids and assistive devices to 600,000 people with disabilities. The types of disabilities have been increased from 7 to 21. Quota for people with disabilities in government jobs has been increased from 3 to 4 per cent.In sports, despite minister Vijay Goel’s personal intervention, there has been no major reform. The government is planning to table the new national sports code in the monsoon session of Parliament. Panels have been set up to prepare athletes for the next Olympics and new schemes launched to find sporting talent, but the pace of execution remains slow. “The government must create an institutional framework that instils confidence in parents and children to take up sports as a full-time career,” says team India footballer Gouramangi Singh.In the environment ministry, Anil Madhav Dave’s target is to bring down the average waiting period for project approval to 100 days. His toughest challenge, however, will be to make a final decision after the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee recommended approval for the commercial production of GM mustard. The BJP’s ideological parent, the RSS, is vehemently opposed. For now, there is respite for Dave as a parliamentary standing committee is looking into the issue. MAHESH SHARMAMoS (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) FOR CULTURE AND TOURISMPhoto: Chandradeep KumarFrom introducing e-visas to recognising tourist circuits and launching a vernacular interface for international travellers, Mahesh Sharma has offered a significant promotional boost to the industry. “We have sanctioned Rs 4,800 crore for theme-based circuits under the Swadesh Darshan Yojana; Rs 488 crore has been allocated for spiritual tourism,” he says. “It will take us about a year to complete these projects.” The ministry’s drafting of a new tourism policy has been welcomed by Aditi Chanchani, director of Equations, a non-profit organisation that studies the impact of tourism on local communities. At the same time, she is not entirely pleased with the ministry’s approach. “The ministry sought contributions only from formal stakeholders…. There is no acknowledgement of people whose homes and backyards are promoted as tourism destinations,” she says. As culture minister, Sharma has fewer accomplishments. “It has revived the IGNCA, and it is easier for artists to apply for and get grants,” says Ashish Mohan Khokar, an authority on Indian arts and culture. But there is still no word on a cultural policy and no assessment of organisations such as the Sangeet Natak Akademi.-Kaushik DekaadvertisementTHAWAR CHAND GEHLOTMINISTER FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE & EMPOWERMENTPhoto: Rajwant RawatA major reform carried out by the ministry of social justice under Thawar Chand Gehlot was the scrapping of the National Commission for Backward Classes, and its replacement by a National Commission for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes.”During the UPA regime,” said Gehlot, when asked how the ministry for social justice changed after the Modi government came to power, “the ministry had no identity and people were not even aware of its work. Under the Modi government, the ministry has become alive and active, and has gained recognition worldwide.” Gehlot’s ministry can also claim credit for the passage of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, as well as significantly increased protections for members of scheduled castes. Another new initiative by his ministry was the launch of the Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojna for senior citizens in April 2017, aimed at providing physical aids and living assisted devices to senior citizens belonging to the BPL category.-Santosh KumarLATE ANIL MADHAV DAVEMoS (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGEPhoto: Pankaj NangiaTo do, or what else to do? This complicated phrase describes the situation Anil Madhav Dave has found himself in ever since the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) – an apex body in his ministry to regulate the manufacture and use of genetically engineered organisms in the country-gave its go-ahead for the commercial production of GM Mustard.His party’s ideological parent, the RSS is vehemently opposed to it, and so are his party’s chief ministers. The fight between his bureaucrats and the Sangh’s ideologues has caught Dave (who is himself a former pracharak) in the crossfire. However, he has some respite-the issue is also pending at the Supreme Court.Dave is also working to reduce the time taken for environmental approvals to be granted. His predecessor Prakash Javadekar brought down the average waiting period for approvals to 190 days from 600 days during the UPA regime. Dave’s task is reduce that to 100 days.Dave was appointed as MoS with independent charge in July last year, after Javadekar was elevated to cabinet minister. An activist and expert in river conservation, Dave is determined to reduce the environmental costs affecting urban life as well. At a discussion on amendments to the Montreal Protocol at Kigali in Rwanda, Dave made a commitment that India would not permit the use of HFC 23 greenhouse gas, which is used as a refrigerant in air conditioners and refrigerators. Besides that, Dave has mostly toed the line drawn by Javadekar. In January this year, at a lunch for 40 expert members of various appraisal committees working all over the country, he described his five-point programme: Zero corruption; no holding up of development projects; facilitating the ‘ease of doing business’; a wariness of NGOs funded by foreign interests, and shape up or ship out.advertisementDave died of cardiac arrest on May 18.-Anilesh S. MahajanVIJAY GOELMoS (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) FOR YOUTH AFFAIRS AND SPORTSPhoto: Rajwant RawatFrom offering to mediate between warring tennis legends Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes to a Twitter spat with Dangal actor Zaira Wasim, Vijay Goel has been in the news since he took charge. But beyond headlines, he is a hands on minister. “There is no institution or department that I have not visited, whether it is the SAI centres or Gopichand Academy,” he says. Appalled by the state of some SAI centres, he has sought an assessment report of the facilities as well as the coaches employed there. He also claims to be the first sports minister to have held meetings with all the Dronacharya and Arjuna awardees and Olympic medallists to seek inputs. “Yes, the ministry is making the right noises. But there has been a lot of backlog because of poor implementation, so the crucial part will be how this noise is converted into action,” says Hakimuddin Habibulla, co-founder of GoSports India, a sports management company. For better implementation, Goel plans to bring Sports under the concurrent list. There may also soon be a comprehensive national sports development code, to ensure that sports federations follow certain basic norms.A task force has been set up to prepare an action plan for effective participation of players in the next three Olympics. The government has launched “Khelo India” for the development of a sporting culture at the grassroots level. Goel has also set up a high-level committee to address the grievances and complaints of women sportspersons. And after setting up the Manipur Sports University, government is exploring the possibility of a similar university in Gwalior.-Kaushik Dekalast_img read more

Donald Trumps golf clubs up for auction

first_imgBoston, Jul 6 (PTI) A full set of iron golf clubs owned and used by US President Donald Trump may fetch over USD 30,000 when it goes under the hammer, according to an auction house.Each club features a True Temper Dynamic Gold S300 shaft with red-and-black Golf Pride Dual Durometer grip, and the hosel of each club head is engraved, with the initials D Trump, according to the RR auction house in the US.The clubs were gifted to Trumps personal caddie, Andrew Lombardo, at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster in New Jersey.Trump exclusively used these irons for a two-and-a-half month period while playing with and against a variety of celebrities, powerful businesspeople, and golf professionals at Bedminster, Lombardo said.The clubs are accompanied by a notarised letter by Lomabardo.It states that “the clubs were given to Mr Trump by the TaylorMade CEO Mark King at the TaylorMade Media Day we had at Trump National Golf Club – Bedminster when we became a TaylorMade club and the clubs were used by Mr Trump for the rest of the season.””The clubs were put in our bag room for the winter and next season Mr Trump had a new set of clubs from TaylorMade,” the letter said.According to the auction house, the clubs are of the utmost rarity and represent the well-documented relationship between the sport of golf and the nations commander-in-chief and are estimated to fetch more than USD 30,000, said.Long before entering the White House, the Trump name had become synonymous with many of the worlds most stunning golf courses.advertisementAfter premiering West Palm Beachs Trump International Golf Club in 1999, Trump proceeded to amass a total of 17 idyllic courses in a span of two decades, with locations that include the Hudson Valley, Scotland, and Dubai, with another set to open in Indonesia next year.The auction will take place on July 12. PTI APA MHN MHNlast_img read more

Bengaluru FC fail to reach AFC Cup final after draw with FC Istiklol

first_imgBengaluru FC crashed out of the AFC Cup football tournament following a 2-2 draw with FC Istiklol in the second leg of the Inter-Zone Final here on Wednesday.Nuriddin Davronov (4th minute) and Dmitry Barkov (56th) scored for the visitors from Tajikistan while Rahul Bheke (24th) and Sunil Chhetri (65th) replied for the hosts.Bengaluru FC were reduced to 10 men shortly before half-time as Harmanjyot Singh Khabra was sent off following a second yellow card.FC Istiklol clinched the tie 3-2 on aggregate as they had won the first leg 1-0 at home.FULL-TIME |@fcistiklol_2007 will face Air Force Club in the #AFCCup2017 Final after defeating @bengalurufc 3-2 on aggregate! #BENvIST AFC Cup (@AFCCup) October 18, 2017Istiklol will now face defending Champions Air Force Club of Iraq in the final on November 4.????????? Congratulations to @fcistiklol_2007 for qualifying for the #AFCCup2017 Final! AFC Cup (@AFCCup) October 18, 2017last_img read more