Twenty-one-year-old Ariel Singh of 71 Alexander Street, Kitty, Georgetown appeared before Magistrate Renita Singh at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court after she was allegedly caught with cocaine in her mouth by police ranks.The woman pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on August 23, 2016 at Alexander Street, Kitty, Georgetown, she had in her possession 4 grams of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.The prosecution’s case stated that police ranks, conducting a routine search in the Kitty area, saw the defendant acting in a suspicious manner and decided to search her.However, before the ranks could begin their search, they witnessed Singh place a whitish substance which was hidden in a plastic, in her mouth.The ranks immediately instructed the defendant to open her mouth thereby revealing the substance. Investigations were conducted and the defendant was arrested and subsequently charged.The defendant was refused bail and will return to court on September 26, 2016.
Coral’s Dave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Chelsea are searching for a permanent successor to Jose Mourinho and Massimiliano Allegri is the favourite for the job despite the Juventus boss denying he is in the frame, with another Italian, Antonio Conte, next in the betting.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast
Letterkenny and District Pipe Band are holding their annual supper dance in The Radisson Blu Letterkenny on Friday 30th Sept commencing at 9.30pm. Music by Transit. Draw will take place during the evening for a variety of spot prizes including a weekend away at any Radisson Blu. Tickets are available from Mervyn on 0749121493 or John on 0876387840 and are €10 each.LETTERKENNY PIPE BAND ANNUAL DANCE was last modified: September 19th, 2011 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:LETTERKENNY PIPE BAND ANNUAL DANCE
Novelists, poets and short-story writers from all across America have descended upon Gaoth Dobhair this week to highlight the region’s natural beauty and culture.The writers have travelled from states as diverse as Wyoming, California, Wisconsin, Arizona, Michigan and Newfoundland to take part in the annual international ‘Ireland Writing Retreat’ held in the boutique hotel of Teac Jack in the heartland of the Gaeltacht and will stay until Sunday.With whiskey being the muse of many writers from James Joyce to Mark Twain and Ian Fleming, and with Donegal having its first distillery for more 200 years, retreat organisers collaborated with the Sliabh Liag Distillery to create a hearty ‘Céad Míle Fáilte’. Chief executive, James Doherty, mixed whiskey cocktails with the surprising flavours of rhubarb and orange. “We want to reclaim part of the lost heritage of Donegal, to replicate the uniqueness of whiskey-making, a skill that was an integral part of life here two centuries ago,” Doherty said, describing the subtle taste of his company’s ‘Silkie’ brand.Guitarist-singer-songwriter Ian Smith entertained the writers with his own compositions, including ‘The Holy Hour’ about the history of whiskey, that will soon feature in a special international musical show touring Germany entitled ‘Whiskey, You’re The Devil.’The writers – most of whom had never been to Donegal – also enjoyed local traditional foods ranging from delicious home-baked breads and scones to carrageen moss and dulse served in the traditional thatched cottage ‘Teac Mhuiris’ overlooking Bloody Foreland and the islands of Gola, Inismeain and Umfin. Here they learned about the history of the cottage, basic Irish phrases and cèilidh dance steps from members of the local An Crann Og community centre. Other retreat activities included nightly music concerts, a boat trip to Gola on ‘The Cricket’ alias ‘The Love Boat’ captained by Sabba Curran and a tour of Glenveagh National Park and Castle.The writers penned stories about excursions they experienced, which will help in the promotion of many local attractions. The stories were critiqued by published authors and editors, including Anthony Quinn, Mark Gregory and Sean Hillen.Workshops focused on strengthening key writing skills such as character development, dialogue and importance of landscape. One, entitled ‘IQ for Creative Writers,’ highlighted the importance of questions (thus IQ meaning ‘I Question’) and the five journalism Ws – ‘who, what, why, where, when’ with the all-important sixth W, ‘what if,’ in the development of plot and character.International writers enjoy whiskey and words on Donegal retreat was last modified: June 29th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Ireland Writing Retreat
Popular: AdamsSUPPORT for Sinn Fein and Independents has surged in a shock new poll tonight.The party is now the second most popular in the country after the poll for this weekend’s Sunday Independent.Fine Gael are on 27%, Sinn Fein is on 22%, Fianna Fail are on 21% while Labour has 8% The Millward Brown poll said Fine Gael was down 3% on the last poll, Labour was down 4% and Fianna Fail down 5%.Sinn Fein’s support was up 6%.Independents and others were also up 6% – to 22%. SINN FÉIN NOW SECOND BIGGEST PARTY AFTER SHOCK SUNDAY INDEPENDENT POLL was last modified: March 1st, 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:fianna failFine GaellabourMillward BrownpollSinn Fein
… ALAMEDA — While the Raiders are determining which players don’t fit into their short-term plans, they have decided to lock up center Rodney Hudson for the longterm.Hudson has agreed to a three-year contract extension worth $33.4 million that will make him the league’s highest paid center. The deal contains $24.4 million in guarantees.The contract was first reported by NFL Network, confirmed by the Bay Area News Group and later announced by the Raiders.This anchor is staying put.
Needless to say, the scientific institutions are thrilled that their favorite candidate won. Editorials in both Nature and Science showed little objectivity about politics in the last few weeks. Part of this is due to Obama’s promises to fund science heavily, including $150 billion to fight global warming with alternative energy (see Nature News). Another reason for their support is that Joe Biden referred to intelligent design as “this malarkey” (09/01/2008) while both John McCain and Sarah Palin have made statements, albeit weak and non-specific, in favor of giving students opportunities to hear alternatives to evolution. The Nature News article also took note of the narrow passage of California’s Proposition 8, which put into the state constitution the statement “Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.” What this has to do with science, or how this will “affect the nation’s research” (the stated purpose of the article) was not explained. The stem-cell initiative in Michigan also passed 52-48% (see 10/15/2008). According to New Scientist, Obama has promised to lift the ban on embryonic stem cell research anyway, whether or not it is necessary. A recent article on Live Science indicated that current techniques can “reliably reprogram adult cells into iPS [induced pluripotent stem cells] rapidly and can forego the need to rely on mammalian embryos to generate pluripotent stem cells.” Most initiatives to restrict abortion failed, such as California’s Proposition 4 which would have required parental notification for abortions on minors (defeated narrowly) and Colorado’s Amendment 48 which would have defined someone a ”person” at the moment of conception (defeated overwhelmingly). Obama is a strong supporter of Planned Parenthood and has never voted for any abortion restrictions, including partial-birth abortion. Late Republican ads criticized him for supporting infanticide by voting three times against bills that would provide health care to babies surviving botched abortions. Backed by a Democratic Congress, it is likely Obama will sign a Freedom of Choice Act that will remove all restrictions on abortion, including partial-birth abortion. This will sweep away decades of pro-life efforts to protect the unborn. If Obama is able to put liberal judges on the Supreme Court and other federal courts, Roe vs Wade is likely to stand, and maybe even expand, for decades to come. Many decisions hostile to intelligent design, or supportive of unlimited abortion and gay marriage, have come from the courts. Republicans in the past have tended to rubber-stamp liberal judges appointed by Democrats (such as Ruth Bader Ginsburg), while Democrats have tended to “Bork” conservative nominees (as Joe Biden did to Robert Bork) or delay their hearings, sometimes for years. If this happens under a Democrat-controlled Congress and Presidency, the courts could turn even more liberal than they are now. Most education reforms are debated at the state level in school boards and legislatures. Opponents of intelligent design will have strong presidential and congressional advocates in Washington, though, along with the backing of empowered scientific institutions. It may become increasingly difficult for Darwin-doubters to get a hearing. Emboldened scientific institutions and academies may also “expel” Darwin-doubters with increased fervor and less opposition (see the movie Expelled, now on DVD, and Slaughter of the Dissidents). The popular vote for Obama was not overwhelming, though, and many may have voted for the novelty of seeing a person of color elected President for the first time. Some may have been so disgusted with Washington-as-usual, or with the war in Iraq, or were fearful of the economic collapse, to grasp at anyone who could promise “change we can believe in.” Their votes for Obama may not translate into support for unlimited abortion, gay marriage, socialized health care, embryonic stem cell research or expensive global warming programs that could cripple the economy. Often the realities of the world temper a candidate’s promises once in office. Disillusionment among the electorate often quickly sets in after the euphoria of victory has passed. Obama promised to be the president also of the large minority who voted for McCain/Palin. He promised to listen to them. Good intentions or not, he may have no choice but to move toward the center on some issues. As a newcomer he cannot afford to ignore the advice of military chiefs and seasoned Republican advisers. The economic crisis may force him to back off on some of the expensive programs he promised. An international crisis, as his running mate Joe Biden predicted, could change everything. How this all plays out remains to be seen.This is a nation where citizens are king. Those of you who want a culture of life and a nation of free speech in science will have to speak out and work harder than ever before. Many times in history have been far worse than this. It is never a time for despair in God’s kingdom. Take a breather now that this emotional roller-coaster ride is over. Take a walk in the woods. Calm your soul with the beauty of creation. The birds, animals and plants still know their Maker and do His bidding. The Earth still orbits in its privileged life-giving zone in space. Your molecular machines, genetic code, organs and senses still are fearfully and wonderfully made. Take confidence in the fact that the facts of nature are impervious to lies and distortions. The evidence will still be there. We still have free speech. CEH is not going away. 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A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Tags:#search#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… marshall kirkpatrick Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Innovative web search engine DuckDuckGo has partnered with massive collaboratively built how-to site Wikihow to offer permanent top-level results for how-to searches on the site. DuckDuckGo is aimed straight at Google, going as far as buying a prominent billboard in San Francisco condemning Google’s data tracking practices. Wikihow is aimed right at eHow, content farm Demand Media’s massive how-to site of questionable quality. The twist to the story is that the founder of Wikihow, Jack Herrick, actually sold eHow to Demand Media in 2006. Herrick chose the wiki method of collaborative editing over the bulk freelance model of eHow. “It’s like eating a McDonald’s burger vs. a wonderful, home cooked meal,” he told ReadWriteWeb in 2009. Wikihow, which has raised no money at all, now sees 30 million visitors each month. The company says that no money changed hands between it and DuckDuckGo as part of this deal.DuckDuckGo has been mentioned in the same breath lately as search challenger Blekko, which banished 20 alleged content farms from its search results this week. We questioned Blekko’s decision to do that, on the grounds that one person’s content farm might be another person’s more easily-read, accessible content. One site on Blekko’s list, shopping review site Buzzillions, contacted us to complain that it was put on that list unfairly. A brief visit to the site makes me wonder if Blekko’s users, who called the site spam by clicking on a link on Blekko, ought not speak for everyone. I like Blekko, but at first glance I like Buzzillions too.Some people don’t like Wikihow and think it smells like a content farm! (It looks pretty good to me.) Blekko CEO Rich Skrenta says simply that his users voted Buzzillions into the Top 20 spammiest domains and they didn’t vote that way for Wikihow. He just does what the users tell him on this, he says.DuckDuck go’s approach of pinning high-quality content, which is easily edited collaboratively, to the top of its page of search results – is more appealing to me than Blekko’s strategy of banishment. Blekko’s slashtag feature, the creation of topically limited collections of quality sources on a topic, is very useful but feels different.What do you think of Wikihow, DuckDuck go and the prospect of a favored source like this? 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
The way you think about making money will influence the way you earn it. Here are some inspiring stories to reshape your thinking and might help you make more money in the process!To make money you need to think about it in a new way. Ideas and opportunities for creative money making ventures are all around us if we know where to look. Knowing how to look and what to look for, can radically alter the way you view your world and in having a fresh perspective you might just hit upon a great money making idea. Here are a few inspiring stories to spur your creative business’ success.Reframe Your ThinkingThere’s a brilliant thread on Quora which answers the question What is the best way to invest and grow my money? The top answer is from Tina Sellig, executive director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, in which she sets her students the challenge: What would you do to earn money if all you had was $5 and 2 hours? Most of them think of simple ideas like buying lottery tickets or setting up a car wash with a bucket and sponge. But the ones that made the most money, hundreds of dollars in a few hours, were those who reframed the problem entirely:Read Quote of Visakan Veerasamy’s answer to Investing: I have $5. What is the best way to invest and grow my money? Those teams observed common problems like long queues for restaurants and low tire pressure and turned them into money making ventures. The winning team uniquely pin-pointed an asset that everyone else missed and made $650 in 3 minutes. That asset was the captive attention of their student peers for the Monday morning presentation on what they achieved with their $5 and two hours. The winning team sold that time slot to a company who wanted to advertise to the students and created a three minute commercial on its behalf, brilliantly making the most money and solving the challenge.Reframing the way you look at your problems, resources and opportunities, taking the time to observe your market astutely and making the most of what you already have are key facets to creative money making.10 Percent Better It is often said that improving a product or service by just 10 percent can transform it into (perceptively) a whole new product. Making money creatively more often than not, means not re-inventing the wheel but rather finding friction points in existing systems and finding ways of providing a smoother experience. Tech Crunch has an inspiring post on how one entrepreneur went from $0 to $1 million in 2 years.In 2007, Bryan was a manager at Sears. He quit his job and within two years was making over a million a year. Eventually Braintree grew much bigger and raised $70 million from Accel and others, but that wasn’t what was interesting to me. “How did you do it?” I asked him. “What are the initial steps.” And he told me. So I will tell you.Bryan Johnson created a company called Braintree which processes creditcard payments. It’s a booming industry (certainly not glamourous) but one with which he was intimately familiar. There were plenty of existing competitors and bigger services but he provided a better one. He made the most of the contacts he had, took the risk of trying something new and built a trustworthy brand. So the next time you say to yourself ”I really hate it when xxxx happens.” question whether there’s an opportunity for some creative money making staring you right in the face.ScalabilityOne of the inherent limitations in being a lone freelancer is that it is impossible to scale your operations. I cannot replicate myself like Michael Keaton can in Multiplicity (if that’s too obscure a reference you’re not missing much!) and do four times the work. I could get in junior editors, build an agency or try to expand into production as well – but that’s a whole other ball game. I could try to work double shifts but that would be exhausting and any time I’ve taken on too much work I’ve not enjoyed the experience. Finding a business idea that can scale is a better bet.E-commerce is all about scale. If you produce some online creative training materials, you can sell them to a thousand people as easily as you can to one person. The same work, but with ever increasing returns. Investigate how you could create a product or service that is infinitely scaleable and you’ll be on to a good thing. Or one step better, create a platform that will scale upon which others can interact, and in doing so make you a percentage from every transaction. Platforms like eBay, Kickstarter, Behance, Airbnb and YouTube – to name just a handful, are all making money from their users efforts. The more users they get the more they make, the more they can scale their platform the more valuable it becomes and so on.Reframing the way in which you look at business opportunities, creating ideas with built in scalability and not re-inventing the wheel are all useful tools in making money creatively. But as with so much in life; ideas are easy and execution is everything.
Waiting for someone else to create your opportunities for you. A lack of prospecting usually proves fatal when it comes to selling well. Your success hinges on your ability to create new opportunities.Not preparing for sales meetings. The most valuable activity in which you can engage is spending time face-to-face with your prospects and clients. Not using that time wisely is a mistake.Not listening. In inability—or an unwillingness—to listen well proves that you are self-oriented or lack discipline. No one wants to buy from someone who doesn’t care about what they say enough to listen.Leading with your product. Unless you are Apple, you’re not Apple. Trying to open an opportunity by leading with your product mostly causes resistance. It also makes it appear that what you sell is a commodity.Competing on price. Unless that is your company’s chosen strategy, competing on price is one of the worst of worst practices. It normally doesn’t work. And it prevents you from delivering.Lying or not setting the right expectations. There aren’t too many things worse than lying in an attempt to win business. Lies of omission aren’t any less harmful, which is why you have to set the right expectations, even when you feel that it will threaten your deal.Failing to follow up. Failing to keep your commitments might indicate that you don’t care, that you aren’t detail-oriented and buttoned-down, or that you can’t be trusted. Even the small commitments matter.Avoiding accountability. When you sell something, you own the outcomes you sold. Avoiding accountability makes you someone who can’t be trusted to be part of your client’s team. Not owning what you sell makes it almost certain you don’t make a future sale.Possessing a poor mindset. Having a negative or cynical attitude is a terrible affliction. Spreading that disease is even worse. Your results begin in your mind, and a poor mindset is the foundation of poor results.Giving up. A lack of perseverance and a willingness to professional pursue your dream clients will massively limit your success in sales. You can train your dream clients that you will go away and that they can wait you out.Choosing the wrong medium to communicate. Sending an email instead of a phone call when a critical conversation is necessary is a surefire way to damage a relationship. When an issue is important, the wrong medium says you don’t care, or you are avoiding the difficult conversation.Living in your inbox. Email isn’t your job. The most important work you need to do isn’t done in your inbox. You will never be as productive as you could be if you allow other people’s priorities to replace yours.Failing to grow personally and professionally. The name of the game is business acumen and situational knowledge. If you want to be a trusted advisor, then you need the trust, and you need the chops that make you someone who others will allow to advise them. If you aren’t growing, you’re shrinking.Making excuses. Excuses suggest that there is nothing you could or should be doing differently. But if you aren’t getting the results you want, you need to to do something differently, don’t you? Excuses are your attempt to rationalize your poor results and absolve you of responsibility. Making excuses for your failure or losses disempowers you.