DONEGAL MAN ARRESTED AFTER STABBING WOMAN

first_imgMan was arrested in Convoy after stabbing a woman.A Donegal man in his 20s has been arrested by Gardaí after stabbing a woman in an unprovoked attack.It’s believed the stabbing took place in Convoy late last night.The woman sustained slight injuries in the attack, and didn’t need to be taken to hospital following the incident. The man was arrested by Gardaí but was later released on bail.He has been charged and will appear at Letterkenny District Court on October 13th.DONEGAL MAN ARRESTED AFTER STABBING WOMAN was last modified: September 30th, 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:arrestedbailconvoycourtGardainewsstabbingwomanlast_img read more

‘Toy Story 4’ — starring Buzz, Woody and … Rickey Henderson?

first_imgBuzz and Woody, meet Rickey Henderson.Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” hits the big screen this summer and with each installment of the popular franchise comes a few new toys. So get ready for an Oakland A’s bobblehead doll in the form of the “Man of Steal.”We’ve had the chance to view some scenes from the highly anticipated movie during a screening at Pixar’s studio in Emeryville and are happy to report that Rickey —  all clad in green and gold — makes a cameo appearance.Pixar producer Jonas Rivera …last_img

Why the Warriors’ No. 28 pick is pivotal in franchise’s future

first_imgOAKLAND –The Warriors have reached a pivot point in the franchise’s future.It may not equate to when they drafted Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson or Draymond Green. It may not compare to when they hired Steve Kerr to patrol the sidelines. It may not match acquiring Kevin Durant.Still, the Warriors enter the NBA Draft on Thursday with significant implications. Given expected long-term injuries to Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson as well as limited spending power in free agency, the Warriors’ No. …last_img

JSE pushes for youth financial literacy

first_img“This low savings rate, especially at household level has got negative spill over effects, leading to an increased burden on the state to provide safety nets,” said the Financial Planning Institute’s Solly Keetse. “Despite the advent of the introduction of the National Credit Act in 2007, many South African consumers face the challenges of high indebtedness and only education and a change of attitude will change that.” “For the youth they have the benefit of time on their side and need to start as soon as possible.” The Global Competitiveness Report for 2010/11 notes that South Africa’s gross savings rate was 15.5% of GDP in 2009, compared to China’s 52.3%, India’s 37.5% and Russia’s 21.9%. “I am confident that this Financial Literacy Day will make an important contribution to the improvement of the general understanding of financial and economic matters,” said the South African Reserve Bank’s Jannie Rossouw. “Domestic savings mobilisation helps the poor to get out poverty, as is access to key information,” she said. “A financially literate population will understand financial facts and concepts, appreciate financial risks and opportunities to make informed decisions, know where to go for help, and ultimately take actions that improve theirs and the country’s financial health.” He said that making financial literacy part of the syllabus would help develop an investment- and saving-savvy South African population. The South African Savings Institute’s Elizabeth Lwanga-Nanziri pointed out that South Africa had a dismal savings rate, especially at a household level (at 0.2% of GDP), adding that a high savings rate was desirable for sustainable growth and to fight poverty and household vulnerability. Negative spill over effects Given recent world events, the importance of investing and sticking to a long term plan is vitally important for the youth. For many years financial literacy has been neglected. There was also general agreement that people should be equipped with social skills, but financial literacy was not necessarily included as one of these skills. “If one is financially smart, one can use credit successfully,” said the National Credit Regulator’s Darrell Beghin. “Saving instead of spending without a budget and life plan, not being seduced by instant gratification, avoiding taking on unnecessary credit, and paying well in terms of any credit that is taken on – all of these habits make for highly desirable consumers who will also have benefits for credit providers and the economy.” The JSE has partnered with the Reserve Bank, the Financial Planning Institute, the SA Savings Institute and the National Credit Regulator to improve financial literacy among young South Africans. 12 August 2011center_img Everybody can, should save National Youth Financial Literacy Day, to be held annually, follows last month’s national savings month, and forms part of the JSE’s project aimed at growing the economy by taking financial knowledge and literacy to young people. The JSE and its partners held a National Youth Financial Literacy Day workshop at Johannesburg’s Sandton Convention centre this week for the benefit of young people wanting to know more about money matters. “As part of the focus on financial literacy, the JSE has a contractual agreement with several provincial Education Departments through which the exchange provides courses to schools which teach learners and teachers about banks, savings, investment and related topics,” JSE executive Noah Greenhill said in a statement this week. JustOneLap is a free resource for people to use and expand their knowledge about money, through a series of webinars, 100-second tips and other relevant content. Investing, sticking to long term plans The recurring theme is that everybody can, and should, save. “Typically people spend first and then save, but that is the wrong way around. We need to learn to save first and then spend, even if that means only saving R1 of R10,” said JustOneLap’s Simon Brown. “It is a culture and tradition of saving and investing that needs to be instilled in our youth that is vital to achieving financial freedom. Knowing, for example, how to use credit wisely is critical, especially for the increasingly number of youth headed households. Credit bureau records show there are 18.6-million credit-active consumers across the various age categories in the country, with 46.4% consumers having impaired records. “Long-term national saving rates do not go up by accident – nor do they do so quickly,” Greenhill said. “Inevitably, with or without large inflows from outside, the vast bulk of domestic investment is still financed by its own citizens, and in recognition of this fact we have implemented a number of initiatives to educate the wider public about the world of investing.” The workshop covered a range of topics including basics in economics, savings and money management, the role of the South African Reserve bank, investment opportunities on the JSE, credit rights and the importance of sound financial planning. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Shutdown against Bill hits life in Manipur

first_imgNormal life was thrown out of gear in Manipur on Monday as a result of protests by various groups against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, which is pending in the Rajya Sabha.Six women vendors and one policewoman were injured during a clash between the two sides at a city market on Sunday. Hundreds of women vendors were staging protests against the Bill in the four markets within Imphal city. They blocked roads, affecting vehicular movement, and forced traders to close their shops.‘Excessive force’Police and paramilitary personnel tried to remove them but the women refused to budge. Soon a clash erupted between the two sides and the security personnel had to fire tear-gas canisters and mock bombs to disperse the protesters. The injured women were taken to Regional Institute of Medical Sciences for treatment. Criticising the use of “excessive force” on the protesters, Y. Dillipkumar, convener of Manipur People Against Citizenship Amendment Bill, said the women were “agitating in a democratic manner”.“The assault on the women vendors indicates that the State government is acting under the command of the Union government,” he claimed, adding that the agitation will intensify in the days to come.The women protesters returned to the main market to resume their protest on Sunday night. M. Babyratna, a woman vendor-activist, said their shutdown will continue till 5 p.m. on Tuesday. Some women vendors alleged that those who turned up on Monday morning to sell fish and vegetables were intercepted and their items were thrown away on the roads.Several civil organisations in Jiribam district bordering Assam called a 38-hour general strike from Monday morning. Shaved-head protest Several persons shaved off their heads as a mark of protest. Students who are members of six organisations protesting against the Bill marched with black flags in Imphal. Officials said there was “very thin attendance in offices”. Educational institutes, shops, commercial centres and banks were shut down.Autorickshaw drivers in Bishnupur district also took out a procession to condemn the Bill. Ibohal Sharma, president of the association of autorickshaw drivers, said some of them are prepared to immolate themselves if the Bill is passed in the Upper House. Former Minister Okram Joy said that the Bill should specifically mention that it will not apply in the North-eastern States.Officials said security measures have been tightened in all valley districts where people have been agitating. (With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

World Cup Match Reports

first_imgStay tuned to this story as the reports will be updated in the coming hours. Men’s 40’sAustralia has narrowly lost the Men’s 40’s division to New Zealand at the 2011 World Cup, 5-4 in an exciting encounter.Australia took an early lead when John Clark scored following a Troy Morgan run from acting half, but New Zealand were quick to hit back, levelling the score in the next set of six. New Zealand great Pete Walters sent a worry through the New Zealand camp when he looked to be injured, but was soon back on the field and back to his best, setting up a touchdown and helping New Zealand jump ahead to a 3-1 lead. Despite a number of penalties, Australia was unable to capitalise on its opportunities. .New Zealand took their two touchdown advantage into half-time, 3-1. Australia hit back soon after the half-time break, when Robin Kildare setting up John Samin to bring the score back to one touchdown, 3-2. Two quick touchdowns to New Zealand took their lead out to three with just over five minutes remaining. Troy Morgan scored in the next set of six, to bring New Zealand’s lead back to two, and when a New Zealand player was sent to the sin bin with just minutes remaining, Australia capitalised. Robert Sinclair-Smith scored during this time to bring his team back within one touchdown. The Australian comeback was too little too late however, with the siren sounding, giving New Zealand the win, 5-4.Men’s 35’sAustralia has continued it undefeated run at the 2011 World Cup, defeating South Africa, 11-6 in the Men’s 35’s division.The two sides had played each other twice in the lead up to the final, once in the round games and the other in yesterday’s quarter final, which were both won by Australia. Australia got out to a flying start, scoring the first three touchdowns of the match before South Africa got on the scoreboard midway through the first half and went into half-time with a comprehensive lead. Australia continued its dominance after the break, to take the match by five touchdowns and become Australia’s first World Cup champions for 2011.  Men’s 30’s Australia has comprehensively beaten England in the grand final of the Men’s Open division at the 2011 World Cup, taking the game 18-2. After a week of Touch Football that including plenty of high scores from the team, including a 31 touchdown win earlier in the week, the win was a great way for the teams to finish their World Cup campaign. The team didn’t waste any time getting on the scoreboard, making their mark on the game in the early exchanges. Captain Gavin Shuker led by example, scoring five touchdowns for the match.Senior MixedAustralia has pushed New Zealand all the way in the Senior Mixed division, taking the game to a drop off before losing 7-6. Australia got out to an impressive start, before New Zealand hit back to get back into the game. After leading 3-1, New Zealand hit back in the late stages of the first half, with Australia going to the half-time break up by one touchdown. New Zealand hit back in the early stages of the second half, with the teams continuing their great rivalry right down to the dying seconds, sending the game into a drop off. Both teams were unable to score in their first set of six, and it was New Zealand who eventually has the opportunity to capitalise, scoring in the first two minutes to take the title.last_img read more

21 days agoChelsea boss Frank Lampard: Fikayo Tomori my project player

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea boss Frank Lampard: Fikayo Tomori my project playerby Paul Vegas21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Frank Lampard says his “project” player Fikayo Tomori has long justified his faith in him.The centre-back joined Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount and Ross Barkley as the four Chelsea Lions in Gareth Southgate’s England squad this week. “I put trust in him early in the season – I think that was obvious with the way the pre-season went with the centre-backs,” said Lampard. “At the moment, he has really delivered and long may that continue. I think there is a lot more to come still.“Last year as Derby he was fantastic. But you don’t know until you put players in. Against Sheffield United at home was a game where I thought he deserved his opportunity for his training.”Those are the rules here. You have to train at a level. Then he gave me a big problem because he played so well and he has continued to do that. Yes, he is a project in a way but a nice one because everything you want him to do, he stands up and delivers.” last_img read more

Video: Rick Pitino Appears To Make Gesture Towards Kentucky Fan After Loss

first_imgRick Pitino flipping off Kentucky fans.Twitter/@Fine_and_TandyPretty much every edition of the Kentucky vs. Louisville basketball rivalry is intense, and today’s game certainly didn’t disappoint. The game featured technicals on both coaches, huge dunks and blocks, and a dramatic finish, resulting in a two-point UK win.After the game, multiple Kentucky fans claimed that Louisville head coach Rick Pitino flipped off someone in the crowd while leaving the court. Twitter user Seiver Tandy captured the incident on video. Pitino definitely appears to make a gesture after being taunted, but it is hard to really tell if he gave a fan the finger or not, at least based on this footage.I got Rick flipping off UK fans on video @KySportsRadio pic.twitter.com/VPgUbRGM9H— Seiver Tandy (@Fine_and_Tandy) December 26, 2015Pitino sent assistant Ralph Willard out to answer questions after the game, so we’ll have to wait some time to hear Pitino’s side of things. If he did, in fact, flip of a Kentucky fan, that is a really bad look for the Hall of Fame coach.[KSR]last_img read more

Womens Entrepreneurship A No Ceilings Conversation with Chelsea Clinton

first_imgOn Monday, April 6, Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton will join Jack Dorsey, CEO of Square, the Chairman of Twitter, and a founder of both, to host Women’s Entrepreneurship: A No Ceilings Conversation at Spelman College.They will be joined by Beverly Daniel Tatum, President of Spelman College, Tina Wells, CEO of Buzz Marketing, Cherita Kempson, Co-Founder of Endulge Cupcakes, Spelman students and local business owners to discuss what works in women’s entrepreneurship.New data recently released by No Ceilings finds that critical barriers to women’s full economic participation remain — both in the United States and abroad. Monday’s event will highlight the ways in which new technologies are empowering small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs. It will also discuss how young women in STEM can excel through programs like College Code Camp — a five-day immersion program that brings together women engineering students to build a stronger community around women in technology.Women’s Entrepreneurship: A No Ceilings Conversation is the continuation in a series of live and virtual discussions designed to hear directly from women and girls, as well as men and boys, about how to support and expand opportunities for all. This conversation follows the release of the No Ceilings Full Participation Report on March 9, which analyzes data from more than 190 countries on the gains made for women and girls over the last twenty years, and the gaps that still remain, as well as the No Ceilings Full Participation Plan, which provides a roadmap to close gaps in full participation.WHATWomen’s Entrepreneurship: A No Ceilings ConversationWHOChelsea Clinton, Vice Chair, Clinton FoundationJack Dorsey, CEO of Square, the Chairman of Twitter, and a founder of bothBeverly Daniel Tatum, President of Spelman CollegeTina Wells, CEO, Buzz MarketingCherita Kempson, Co-Founder, Endulge CupcakesWHENMonday, April 6, 20154:30 PM ETWHERESpelman College, Science Center Auditorium350 Spelman Ln SWAtlanta, GA 30314last_img read more

Calgary Operas Chautauqua Tent productions brim with humour high spirits

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebookcenter_img Login/Register With: Twitter After three years of presenting full-scale operetta/musical productions under a large tent in the East Village, Calgary Opera is taking a break. This year, instead of a fully professional production with orchestra, Calgary Opera is presenting a variety of modest-sized, semi-professional entertainments, all under the conceptual title of The Chautauqua Tent. The term itself is now largely unused today, but in the past Chautauqua Tent referred not only to a traveling tent show but to the idea of culturally elevating summer entertainment, especially in the culturally starved prairies of yore.  Indeed, the Chautauqua movement, as it might be called, had its Canadian roots in Calgary, which was the centre of this movement for many years, lasting to the interwar period.In the manner in which the term is used by Calgary Opera this summer, it involves two 45-minutes operas: a much shortened version of Humperdinck’s  Hansel and Gretel, and an operatic spoof on the Archie comic entitled Archibaldo, the latter performed by Cowtown Opera.  In between the afternoon and evening performances there are a variety of other acts, ranging from Broadway songs, to opera arias, to music for brass quintet.  Altogether, especially with the weather now co-operating, it made for an enjoyable way to spend a summer afternoon.last_img read more