March 13, 2020

‘We Can Supply the Liberian Market with Toiletries’

first_imgThe Concern Liberian International Business Organization (COLINBO) said that they are capable of supplying the Liberian market with toiletries and related products, adding that “there is no need to import any of such in the country.” Accordingly, COLINBO called on the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to place a moratorium on importing such goods for the Liberian market. The organization said that a moratorium will further President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s call for the growth and development of Liberian owned businesses. In a press release, COLINBO said it is making the call because there is a local industry with the capacity, equipment and manpower to supply the Liberian market with toiletries and its related products.The business group said it has assessed and verified that the Liberian owned National Toiletries located in Bernard Farm, Paynesville, has the capacity to supply the products to the local market.The group believes that if the government gives National Toiletries the exclusive right as the only Liberian firm to produce tissue and its related products, it will not only be a realization of the Liberianization Policy, but President Sirleaf’s dream of seeing ‘Made in Liberia’ products on the Liberian market.President Sirleaf has repeatedly called for ‘Made in Liberia’ products on the shelves of major supermarkets and businesses in the country. In a nationwide address last week, she reiterated her government’s commitment to have 25 percent of purchases from government ministries and agencies focusing on Liberian made products. COLINBO said it welcomes the President’s statement and hopes major supermarkets including UN Drive, Exclusive, Sasssouk, Harbel, will now put a halt on the importation of tissues and related products, and replace them with tissue paper being manufactured by the National Toiletries. Meanwhile, COLINBO is also proposing a reduction in the importation, or the placement of a moratorium on importing mineral water since a lot of local companies are producing water.COLINBO believes that placing a moratorium on these products will also help to provide more jobs for Liberians and keep money circulating in the local economy. The group said the promotion of local industry is one of the surest ways of reducing poverty and enhancing economic and infrastructural developments.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Ole Gunnar named Man Utd caretaker manager

first_img0Shares0000Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been named as Manchester United’s caretaker manager© AFP/File ANDREW YATESLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 19 – Manchester United have named former player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as caretaker manager until the end of the season, a day after sacking Jose Mourinho.Solskjaer spent 11 seasons at Old Trafford, scoring the winning goal in the 1999 Champions League final. The 45-year-old takes over with United sixth in the Premier League.“Manchester United is in my heart and it’s brilliant to be coming back in this role,” said the Norwegian.“I’m really looking forward to working with the very talented squad we have, the staff and everyone at the club.”Analysis: What can Man Utd expect from Solskjaer?Solskjaer, who earlier this month signed a new deal as manager of Norwegian club Molde, will be joined by Mike Phelan, who returns as assistant manager having previously working alongside Sir Alex Ferguson.Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna, both part of Mourinho’s coaching staff, will continue to work under Solskjaer.Solskjaer’s first match in charge will be against Cardiff – where he endured an ill-fated spell as manager – on Saturday.He was relegated from the Premier League with the Bluebirds during an eight-month spell as manager in 2014, then sacked after a poor start to the Championship campaign.United will look to appoint a permanent boss at the end of the season.“Ole is a club legend with huge experience, both on the pitch and in coaching roles,” said Ed Woodward, United’s executive vice-chairman.“His history at Manchester United means he lives and breathes the culture here and everyone at the club is delighted to have him and Mike Phelan back.“We are confident they will unite the players and the fans as we head into the second half of the season.”Man Utd’s next six fixturesSat 22 Dec     Cardiff v Man Utd      Premier LeagueWed 26 Dec   Man Utd v Huddersfield        Premier LeagueSun 30 Dec    Man Utd v Bournemouth      Premier LeagueWed 2 Jan     Newcastle v Man Utd            Premier LeagueSat 5 Jan        Man Utd v Reading   FA Cup third roundSun 13 Jan    Tottenham v Man Utd           Premier League0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Cannavaro guides Guangzhou to Chinese league title

first_imgGuoan triumphed 3-2 thanks to a 91st-minute goal but Evergrande were comfortable 3-0 winners over struggling Shenhua.It is the first major honour of his coaching career and a personal triumph for Cannavaro, 46, who appeared to be on the brink of the sack just a few weeks ago.Evergrande were then top of the CSL but in the middle of a slump and club bosses put veteran captain Zheng Zhi in temporary charge, telling Cannavaro to attend “corporate culture training”.The former Juventus defender and 2006 World Cup winner was retained as coach in early November but with a warning that he must “raise the players’ overall fighting ability to win the Chinese Super League”.Evergrande duly won their next two matches, notably against outgoing champions Shanghai SIPG, to put them on the brink of the title.The Brazilians Paulinho and Anderson Talisca have been central to Evergrande’s resurgence and the latter had the first effort of the game at nine minutes, when his venomous strike was palmed away by Shenhua goalkeeper Chen Zhao.Winger Wei Shihao made it 1-0 moments before the break when he stabbed in from close range.South Korean international Park Ji-Soo made it 2-0 on 55 minutes and celebrated by running over to Cannavaro, embracing and pointing at the Italian.Brazil-born Chinese international Elkeson clipped in the third.Evergrande topped the final CSL table with 72 points, ahead of Guoan with 70. SIPG were third on 66.Former West Ham United striker Marko Arnautovic scored four for SIPG in a 6-0 thrashing of Roberto Donadoni’s already relegated Shenzhen FC.0Shares0000(Visited 15 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Guangzhou Evergrande’s Chinese Super League victory is the first major honour of Fabio Cannavaro’s coaching career, weeks after the 46-year-old appeared to be on the brink of the sack © AFP / STRSHANGHAI, China, Dec 1 – Fabio Cannavaro took Guangzhou Evergrande to their eighth Chinese Super League (CSL) title on Sunday, a month after the Italian coach was publicly lambasted by the club for his “weak ability to rectify mistakes”.With the championship going down to the final day of the season, Beijing Guoan needed to defeat Shandong Luneng at home and hope that Cannavaro’s side lost to visiting Shanghai Shenhua.last_img read more

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THE HOOPS REPORT: CELTIC THROUGH TO CUP FINAL AFTER 3-1 WIN

first_imgFROM NEIL DOHERTY AT HAMPDEN PARK: Celtic will face Kilmarnock in the Scottish League Cup final after seeing off Falkirk in today’s semi-final here at Hampden Park.Scott Brown’s penalty gave Celtic a 27th-minute advantage only to see Jay Fulton, son of former Celtic and Falkirk midfielder Steve, level matters five minutes before half-time with a composed finish.Anthony Stokes restored Celtic’s lead with an excellent free-kick on 56 minutes and the striker got his second with a tap-in late on. With the Bairns having knocked Rangers and Dundee United out of the competition in an earlier round, the First Division side were hoping to claim a third Scottish Premier League scalp, while Celtic were looking to continue their push for the domestic treble.And they were not to be denied today.Speaking after the game Neil Lennon has confirmed Celtic’s transfer coup over Old Firm rivals Rangers with the signing of Ibrox target Pawel Brozek from Trabzonspor.Rangers manager Ally McCoist confirmed his interest in the Polish striker over the weekend but the Parkhead club have agreed terms with the player and subject to a medical he will sign on loan until the end of the season, with a permanent deal on the table. The Celtic boss was speaking at Hampden after Anthony Stokes scored twice in the Hoops’ 3-1 Scottish Communities League Cup semi-final win over Falkirk to set up a final meeting with Kilmarnock.“I know Rangers were interested but we have been involved with players before and Rangers have nipped in,” said Lennon.“I am not saying we have nipped in, but we have been tracking him for quite a while. We have tried to keep it under the radar.“I have not seen him yet but if he does come in I will be delighted.“We will see how he is and if he is ready to go he won’t be far away from starting. He scored a lot of goals in Poland and he will give the squad a jag. “We can’t keep relying on Gary Hooper and Stokesy for the goals.“If one of them gets injured or suspended we could be a goalscorer short and Pawel is a goalscorer.“He has gone to Trabzonspor and for one reason or another it has not worked out but what we do know is he is a goalscorer.“He is a bit like Hooper, he knows where the goal is. We might try to get another player in before the window closes, we are always looking.” THE HOOPS REPORT: CELTIC THROUGH TO CUP FINAL AFTER 3-1 WIN was last modified: January 29th, 2012 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:THE HOOPS REPORT: CELTIC THROUGH TO CUP FINAL AFTER 3-1 WINlast_img read more

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REFUSE COMPANY CHARGED WITH HAVING NO INSURANCE ON DAY TODDLER KILLED

first_imgThe owners of a refuse collection company whose truck killed a toddler have appeared in court charged with having no insurance on the day.Ferry’s RefuseDirectors of Ferry’s Refuse Collection, Jimmy and Mary Ferry, are charged with having no insurance on February 16th, 2010. On the day one of the company’s trucks was involved in an incident in Letetrkenny which resulted in a three year old boy being knocked down and killed.The driver of the truck, Alex McDaid, has since been cleared by Letterkenny Circuit Court of dangerous driving causing the death of little Patrick McDonagh at The Green, Ballymacool.The tot was killed after being struck by the truck as he chased a ball onto a roadway outside his house as Mr McDaid reversed the bin lorry up the street.The charges of no insurance against the Ferrys arise out of claims that Mr McDaid did not hold a valid driving license while working for Ferrys Refuse Collection.According to defense solicitor Ciaran McLaughlin, the Ferrys of Rossbracken, Manorcunningham, say they were shown an English driving license by Mr McDaid.He said that if the license is valid then his clients are insured.However solicitor for Mr McDaid (60), Patsy Gallagher, revealed in court that Mr McDaid admitted during the previous circuit court case that he did not have a driving license.The court heard that there is now some concern over the authenticity of the license.The matter is being investigated by Zurich Insurance, the Gardai and the licensing authority in Britain.Garda Superintendent David Murphy said Gardai had made enquiries through Interpol about the license and were still awaiting verification.Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case until November to allow more information to be gathered.He also asked Gardai to seek to obtain the original license belonging to Mr McDaid.REFUSE COMPANY CHARGED WITH HAVING NO INSURANCE ON DAY TODDLER KILLED was last modified: October 17th, 2013 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:Alex McDaidballymacooldeadFerry’s Refuse Collectioninsurancelast_img read more

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DD LOCAL: PARISH BULLETIN FOR KINCASSLAGH AND BURTONPORT

first_imgWelcome to Katie Marie Sharkey who was baptised in St. Mary’s recently.Schedule of MassesSt. Mary’s Church, Kincasslagh:Next Weekend Saturday @ 7.30 p.m.Sunday @ 10.00 a.m.Next weekMonday @ 10.00 a.m. Wednesday @ 7.00 p.m.Following weekWednesday @ 7.00 p.m.Friday @ 10.00 a.m.St. Columba’s, Burtonport Next WeekendSaturday @ 6.30 p.m.Sunday @ 11.00 a.m.Next Week Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri @ 10.00 a.m.Following weekMon, Tues, Thurs & Fri @ 10.00 a.m.Lay Apostolate Prayer group 2nd Monday of the Month in the Oratory @ 6.30 p.m. All welcomeAdorationSt. Columba’s Church: Tues 10 am – 10 pmSt. Mary’s Church, Wed 10 am – 7 pmAnniversaries and MassesStC=St Columba’s. StM=St. Mary’sEamonn McLaughlin, Dublin, Sat 30th, StCEvelyn O’Donnell, Sun 31st, StMCharles McDevitt and Deceased members of the McDevitt and McGinley Families, Sun 31st, StCBridget & Michael Sweeney, Lackenagh, Mon, StCPat James Boner, Keadue, Sat 6th, StCGünter Jakob, Belcruit, Sat 6th, StMNan Boyle, Dundee who died recently, and her brother John Boyle, Sun 7th, StCMary Teresa Friel & Philomena McDevitt, Sat 13th, StC. Mother and Sister of Roseanne Gallagher, Cloughglass, both who died recently.Mary Gallagher Ward, Lackenagh, whose anniversary occurs at this time.May they rest in peace.Fundraising EventsCaislean Oir, AnnagryQuiz on Wednesday @ 9.30 p.m. Proceeds in aid of THE PIERMONT HOUSE CLIENTS COMFORT FUND. Team of 4, €20 per teamNext Week it will be in aid of THE ROSSES SNORKELING CLUBQuiz to be held in the Viking House Hotel Friday 5th April 2013 at 9.30 in Aid of RELAY FOR LIFE.Easter Monday walk/jog/run with Easter HuntDue to the very poor weather conditions for our planned walk on Feb 10th our first fundraising walk of the year for the “Siulan an Sean Iarnroid/The Old Railway Walk” project had to be cancelled. Our first fundraiser for the walk will therefore take place on Easter Monday wth a Fun 5k Walk/Jog/Run on “The Old Railway Walk”. This event will incorporate an Easter Hunt for all the family. The walk/run/jog will leave St Columba’s Community Centre , Acres Burtonport @ 2. Registration from 1.30. For anyone wishing to do the Easter Hunt as a separate activity prior to the set time, entry forms and details will be available from Friday 29th @ The Checkout Service Station, Burtonport. Please lend your support to this worthy cause as there is much work still to be done.The Divine Mercy Novena starts on Good Friday for nine days, those who are interested there are leaflets at the back of the chapel. Also are we having the usual celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday which is 7th April this yearA charity clothing collection in aid of CANCER CURE CONTROL CARE (CCCC) will take place on Thursday 4th of April @St Columba’s Church car park, Burtonport &Friday 5th of April @St Mary’s Hall Car park, Kincasslagh between 10.30-3.30pm. Items required all clothing old and new shoes handbag and households textilesBags can be collected by arrangement any further info all Mick 0863821979Arranmore lifeboat will be holding a fundraising afternoon in Burtonport on Monday 1st April at 3p.m. There will be a car wash and activities for children. Also there will be a demonstration with the boat and helicopter.Autism Support Dungloe is having a fundraiser for the newly set up group in Beedy’s Bar in Dungloe on Easter Sunday. There will be a selection of bands playing from 5 p.m. onwards as well as an Open Mike Night for anyone who wishes to sing or play a tune or two is welcome on stage. Raffle for numerous prizes. Your support will be gratefully appreciated.Keadue Reunion Buffet & Presentation DanceTo celebrate 125 years of the Band, & the national Gathering of 2013, this dance will be held in Caislean Oir this Easter Sunday 31st March food served at 8.30 p.m. Tickets From Ann O’Donnell or John B O’Donnell.A pilgrimage to Knock from Dungloe will take place on Saturday 20th April departing 7.30 am. To book contact on 0749521105.Our celebration of Easter begins with the Vigil. This wonderful liturgy draws all of our senses into a joyful celebration. Candle light breaks apart the darkness. With music, holy water and the word of God we proclaim that Jesus is risen from the dead! Mary Magdalen and the women come to the tomb to anoint the body of Jesus – but he is not there( Mark 16:1-7). In his death Jesus comes to meet us at the furthest, deepest point of human suffering. The resurrection is not an afterthought. The resurrection, like the nativity is about God’s desire to be with us, it is about incarnation. Because of the resurrection we can have absolute confidence that God is with us always. Not even death can separate us from the love of God. God is at the heart of our humanity and our humanity is at the heart of God.It is deeply significant that Easter is when adults who have been preparing to become part of the Catholic faith are baptised. We too are invited to renew our baptismal promises – and it is worth thinking about what we are committing ourselves to. We should not do this lightly. We have travelled the road from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday with Jesus. We have been with him in his suffering and death. In baptism we are invited to be with him in his new life. Baptism is our “Yes” to the resurrection and to the new beginning it offers. By renewing our baptismal promises we are saying “We have seen what this demands of us, we know that to live by faith is challenging. We realise that to say yes means allowing faith to shape our present and our future. We are prepared to stand with Jesus, so that through our lives he will be present and active in our homes, our communities and our world. We are saying yes to being the body of Christ with all the challenges that brings.”–Having seen where Jesus’ commitment to God’s word took him – are you prepared to follow him?–Consider your baptismal promises – what implications does it have for your life if you renew those promises?–In the resurrection Jesus brings us new life. Where in your life, your relationships and the world around you do you experience that sense of new life, new possibilities, glimpses of hope, moments of delight? Give thanks!For are hosting a fun day in the Community Centre on Monday 1st April between 2pm & 4pm.Seeds of FaithThis Diocesan initiative is a resource to help families to pray and do things together, organised by our diocesan resource Worker. Many families find it helpful and it invites conversation regarding our faith. Please take one from the chapel this weekend.DD LOCAL: PARISH BULLETIN FOR KINCASSLAGH AND BURTONPORT was last modified: March 30th, 2013 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:DD LOCAL: PARISH BULLETIN FOR KINCASSLAGH AND BURTONPORTlast_img read more

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PICTURE SPECIAL: THE ROYAL & PRIOR PROM

first_imgAll glammed up girls at the Royal and Prior Comprehensive School Raphoe’s Prom in An Grianan Hotel Burt. Photo Clive WassonTHERE was no shortage of glamour at this year’s Royal & Prior Prom at An Grianan Hotel, Burt…including loads of attention for the Best Dressed Man.Pictures: Clive Wasson PhotographyTory Stewart and Dillon O’Loughlan at the Royal and Prior Comprehensive School Raphoe’s Prom in An Grianan Hotel Burt. Photo Clive WassonGirls and their dates at the Royal and Prior Comprehensive School Raphoe’s Prom in An Grianan Hotel Burt. Photo Clive Wasson  Who’s best dressed- Sameed Arshad and Lucy Morrow at the Royal and Prior Comprehensive School Raphoe’s Prom in An Grianan Hotel Burt. Photo Clive Wasson Kirsty McKinney, Naomi Wasson, Julie Moore and Jenny Mooney at the Royal and Prior Comprehensive School Raphoe’s Prom in An Grianan Hotel Burt. Photo Clive Wasson Liam Boyle and Tracy Neely at the Royal and Prior Comprehensive School Raphoe’s Prom in An Grianan Hotel Burt. Photo Clive Wasson Lyndsey Tinney, Amy Lowery, Helen Roulston, Jessica Goudie, Megan Clay and Hazel Alexander at the Royal and Prior Comprehensive School Raphoe’s Prom in An Grianan Hotel Burt. Photo Clive Wasson  Timmy Doherty and Karen Buchanann at the Royal and Prior Comprehensive School Raphoe’s Prom in An Grianan Hotel Burt. Photo Clive Wasson Nicole Parke and Luke Johnston at the Royal and Prior Comprehensive School Raphoe’s Prom in An Grianan Hotel Burt. Photo Clive Wasson Julie Moore, Head Girl and Gary Stewart at the Royal and Prior Comprehensive School Raphoe’s Prom in An Grianan Hotel Burt. Photo Clive Wasson Mark Magee and Naomi Wasson at the Royal and Prior Comprehensive School Raphoe’s Prom in An Grianan Hotel Burt. Photo Clive WassonPICTURE SPECIAL: THE ROYAL & PRIOR PROM was last modified: January 20th, 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:BURTformaPromRaphoeRoyal And Priorlast_img read more

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HEROIC SOLDIERS – ‘WE WERE JUST IN THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME’

first_imgIrish soldiers Stephen Healy and Davy Leech who with two other colleagues rescued a family after their car had veered off the road and into a ditch outside Ballybofey. (NW Newspix)The heroic Donegal soldiers who rescued a trapped family from their car after it went off the road and flipped onto its roof said they were simply “in the right place at the right time.” Modest soldiers Stephen Healy, David Leech, Lee McFadden and Conor Doherty were all playing down their part in the rescue last night.The lads, who are all based at Finner Camp, were returning from work when the drama unfolded on the outskirts of Ballybofey. The car on front of them suddenly went out of control and crashed into a field flipping onto its roof.The Faulkner girls who were rescued by the Donegal soldiers.The mother-of-three who was a front seat passenger in the stricken car told how she thought she was going after becoming trapped inside the car.Laura Faulkner, her husband Neil and the couple’s three children, Mia (3 months), Alyssa (18 months) and Amber, 4 years, were traveling back after a night away at the Gap Lodge in Barnesmore to celebrate Neil’s birthday.But at around 9.30am on Sunday morning last, disaster struck when their car veered violently off the road and into a field. The terrified family could not get out of the car after its doors became embedded between an embankment and a barbed wire-fence on the outskirts of the town of Ballybofey.Laura revealed “One minute we were traveling along and the next minute the car went out of control. Neil pulled out of the way of oncoming traffic and then he steered left and we ended up upside down in the field.”Laura said she had visions that the car was going to explode into flames.“I managed to climb into the back to help the children who were screaming with fear.The dangerous corner near Ballybofey where a young family were rescued by four passing irish soldiers.“I honestly thought “I am going to die, I am going to die.” I didn’t know what was going to happen as we lay there. I thought the engine could explode at any minute and we would be all killed,” she said. However just seconds later as they lay helpless and with their children screaming in the car, help arrived.The soldiers calmly parked their own car and set about rushed to the stricken family’s aid.Last night the four soldiers said they only did what anybody would have done.David Leech said “We were just in the right place at the right time – it’s as simply as that. We were just happy we could help.” His colleague Stephen Healy, who has completed a Military First Responder’s Course, said things went very smoothly.“As soldiers we are trained for such situations and it all went very smoothly.“We kept talking to eachother and talking with the family. They were frightened but we tried to put them at their ease.“It wasn’t to long before we had them out and thankfully there was no real injuries apart from the shock of it all,” said Stephen.David it was lucky in many ways that they witnessed the Faulkner’s car going off the road and into the field.“It was early in the morning and you could not have told from driving on the road if there were people inside.“Very often drivers will pass by an abandoned car in a field thinking people have got out and simply left it there.“In a way it’s a lesson to us al that you should check abandoned cars because you never know when they have left the road,” he said.Once the soldiers managed to rescue the family, who hail from Co Antrim from the car, the emergency services including two ambulances and Gardai arrived on the scene.The family were taken to Letterkenny General Hospital for check-ups but were released later that night.Laura said she simply cannot thank the soldiers enough.“All I can say is thank you. I can never put into words how much they did for us and how grateful we are.“They went above and beyond the call of duty. Even after they rescued us from being trapped in the car, they went back and got the children’s things out of the car for us.“They are a credit to their families and to the Irish Army,” she said.Laura added that her family are now more or less over their trauma and their eventful stay in Co Donegal.“It was Neil’s birthday present going away with the family for the night. I Don’t think we’ll regret it too quickly.“The younger girls have gotten over it already. But Amber, who is four, has been playing with toy cars and turning them upside down.“It’s probably stuck in her mind but she’ll get over it. The main thing is that none of us were physically hurt,” she said.HEROIC SOLDIERS – ‘WE WERE JUST IN THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME’ was last modified: April 12th, 2014 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:BallybofeycrashdonegalFinner CampheroesLaura Faulknersoldierslast_img read more

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Google library effort hits new legal snag

first_imgNEW YORK – Just weeks after a leading authors organization accused Google Inc. of copyright infringement, the Association of American Publishers has also filed suit against the search-engine giant’s plans to scan and index books for the Internet. Under the Google Print Library Project, millions of copyrighted books from libraries of three major universities – Harvard, Stanford and Michigan – would be indexed on the Internet unless the copyright holder notifies the company by Nov. 1 about which volumes should be excluded. Two other libraries, Oxford University and the New York Public Library, would contribute only out-of-copyright materials. Google has called the project an invaluable chance for books to receive increased exposure. The library project is an offshoot of the Google Print program, for which publishers voluntarily submit copyrighted material. But in papers filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, the publishers association sought a ruling that would support an injunction and cited the “continuing, irreparable and imminent harm publishers are suffering … due to Google’s willful (copyright) infringement to further its own commercial purposes.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Five publishers joined in filing the lawsuit: McGraw-Hill, Pearson Education, Penguin Group USA, Simon & Schuster and John Wiley & Sons. They seek recovery of legal costs, but no additional damages. Google, in a printed statement issued Wednesday, called the legal action short-sighted and said the project is a “historic effort to make millions of books easier for people to find and buy.” “Creating an easy-to-use index of books is fair use under copyright law and supports the purpose of copyright: to increase the awareness and sales of books directly benefiting copyright holders,” David Drummond, Google’s general counsel and vice president for corporate development, said in the printed statement. The Authors Guild, which represents about 8,000 writers, filed a class-action suit against Google last month. Besides an injunction, the guild is seeking monetary damages. Patricia Schroeder, president and chief executive of the Association of American Publishers, said Wednesday that the publishers’ lawsuit followed months of negotiations with Google. “We spent so much time on this, I think half of our board ended up having trouble with their families because of canceling vacations,” she said. Publishers worry that Google is scanning entire books, even though just a limited amount of material would be displayed online. The library project’s Nov. 1 deadline for Google’s opt-out provision was established over the summer in response to such concerns. But Schroeder said the company wrongly placed the burden on copyright holders. By contrast, publishers don’t object to the larger Google Print program because nothing would be used without explicit permission. Google has countered that it does not need permission for the library project and calls the opt-out clause a courtesy. Google’s Drummond noted, through spokesman Nathan Tyler, that even after Nov. 1, copyright holders can request removal of material. The Google controversy reflects a general debate over the Internet and copyright law. Even the publishers association acknowledges that the project could benefit the book industry if rights are respected. Science fiction author Cory Doctorow made his most recent book, “Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town,” available for free last summer on the Internet, believing that the promotional value greatly outweighed any lost sales. Schroeder noted that viewpoint, but cited two reasons for still objecting to Google’s program. “First of all, it sets a dangerous precedent. If you allow Google to do it, you allow anybody to do it. It’s going to be an impossible task for copyright owners to defend themselves,” she said. “Secondly, the whole principle of copyright law is that you get to decide if it’s good for you. Why should Google get to decide? Earlier this week, Google announced that a version of its print program is now available in eight European countries, including France, Germany and Spain. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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DDTV: CHECK OUT WHAT’S ON TONIGHT’S DONEGALTV SHOW

first_imgTo see what’s on tonight’s DonegalTV show, simply click to play for a preview.DDTV: CHECK OUT WHAT’S ON TONIGHT’S DONEGALTV SHOW was last modified: February 26th, 2015 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:DonegalTVlast_img read more

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