THIS IS A BLACK FRIDAY FOR GAOTH DOBHAIR – DEPUTY DOHERTY

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first_imgDeputy Pearse Doherty outside the Largo Foods plant today. Pic by Donegal Daily.Public representatives have come together to condemn the closure of the Largo Foods plant in Gaoth Dobhair.Sinn Fein TD Pearse Doherty has described the closure as a ‘Black Friday’ for its 140 workers.The Dail Deputy, who lives locally, was reacting to the news released by the company just a short time ago. The company is to now move its Donegal base to its main plant in Co Meath with 70 workers from Donegal being offered the chance to move there.Deputy Doherty said “Firstly, I am absolutely devastated for the workers at the plant and their families. Today their worlds have been turned upside down with this news. I know many of the workers personally as friends and neighbours and I am truly saddened by today’s developments.“This is a black Friday for Gweedore – the scale of this announcement in a small rural area such as ours is massive. This news is not just devastating for the workers in the plant but for the whole community.“There will be a knock on effect in the local economy with hauliers, suppliers and service providers all being impacted by this announcement. “In my view, the announcement here today calls for an immediate intervention from the Minister for Jobs, Richard Bruton. He needs to come to west Donegal to see the scale of unemployment and the effect it is having on this community. His immediate priority must be to see if any of the current jobs can be retained in the area or to secure another suitable industry at these premises as soon as possible.”Senator Ó Domhnaill has called on Minister Dinny McGinley to intervene immediately.“This is the loss of 110 full time jobs and 30 part time jobs in Gaoth Dobhair in a matter of months. It’s a devastating blow for the workers and their families. Many staff have worked there since the company first opened 18 years ago and many have other family members who also work there. They are now wondering what they will do after the summer,” said Senator Ó Domhnaill.“I am calling on the Minister for the Gaeltacht Dinny McGinley and Údarás na Gaeltachta to intervene immediately. Largo Foods has received millions of euro in State support through Údarás over the years. As a major employer in the Donegal Gaeltacht, it has been well backed with grant aid through Údarás. It’s simply not good enough that it would now shut down with little notice.“This is no way to treat workers who have been extremely loyal to the company over the years. It’s also a major snub to the State agencies that have supported the company and allowed it to develop and create jobs in North West Donegal. The Minister must meet with company management immediately to establish if the Donegal operation can be salvaged. “My thoughts are with the workers today as they come to terms with this extremely difficult news. Everything must be done to see if their jobs can be saved,” Senator Ó Domhnaill said.THIS IS A BLACK FRIDAY FOR GAOTH DOBHAIR – DEPUTY DOHERTY was last modified: March 14th, 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:largo foodsPearse DohertySinn Feinlast_img read more

NBA report says Steph Curry should have fouled out of Game 1 twice

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first_imgThe NBA’s Last 2 Minute report from the Warriors’ Game 1 victory over the Rockets shows that Golden State benefitted from missed calls. But those errors aren’t the same ones the Rockets complained about Sunday afternoon.The report, which the league releases after every game assessing the officials’ performance, states that the referees missed two foul calls on Steph Curry, who finished the game with five fouls.WARRIORS-ROCKETS POWER RANKINGS: Who’s hot and who’s not after Game 1?With 1:10 …last_img read more

Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation awards $36,000 in scholarships

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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Every year, Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation awards scholarships to students statewide who are striving to become leaders in their industries and communities. The foundation recently awarded $36,000 in scholarships to students for their academic effort, community engagement and career interests that link agriculture to community service, education or scientific research. Cindy Hollingshead ScholarshipRecipients were Olivia Blay of Portage County; Andrew Brooks of Preble County; Brianna Carmack of Richland County; Kady Davis of Carroll County; Cora Dorman of Licking County; Todd Peterson of Fayette County; Nathan Ramos of Portage County, and Tiffany Sunday of Pickaway County. This fund honors Cynthia Anne (Cindy) Hollingshead for her 39 years of service as Ohio Farm Bureau’s executive secretary, as well as a lifetime of volunteer commitment to local government and community service activities. Financial assistance goes to students who are pursuing careers focused on agriculture, community service and association leadership. Darwin Bryan ScholarshipRecipients were Whitney Bauman of Adams County; Kasey Buchanan of Washington County; Kady Davis of Carroll County; Cora Dorman of Licking County; Sarah Lehner of Delaware County; Kayle Mast of Madison County; Meredith Oglesby of Highland County, and Holly Schmenk of Putnam County. This fund was established in 1985 in honor of Darwin R. Bryan whose enthusiastic leadership during his 37 years of service to Ohio Farm Bureau has been an inspiration to rural youth throughout Ohio. The fund assists students who have been active in Farm Bureau’s youth program and/or whose parents are Farm Bureau members. Jack Fisher ScholarshipRecipients were Whitney Bauman of Adams County; Andrew Brooks of Preble County; Cora Dorman of Licking County; Taylor Lutz of Crawford County; Kayle Mast of Madison County; Kameron Rinehart of Fayette County; Hannah Scott of Brown County; Michael Schmenk of Putnam County; Noah Smith of Fairfield County, and Tyler Zimpfer of Shelby County. This fund is named after John C. “Jack” Fisher, Ohio Farm Bureau’s former executive vice president for 20 years. His vision for this scholarship is to enable people to acquire the necessary tools for a more fulfilling life. Kenny Walter Scholarship FundKady Davis of Carroll County and Wyatt Kissell and Shaeley Warner, both of Licking County received this award, which honors Kenny Walter, a long-time Farm Bureau staff member, leader and advocate for rural Ohio. The fund provides scholarships to students pursuing post-secondary education in agriculture who come from the 29 northeastern counties Walter served as a regional supervisor and organization director. Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Scholar AwardReceiving this award are Mary Baker of Wayne County; Kady Davis of Carroll County; Caroline Liggett of Licking County; Todd Peterson of Fayette County; Meredith Oglesby of Highland County; Hannah Scott of Brown County and Clare Sollars of Fayette County. This award recognizes students for academic effort, community service and career interests that use agriculture to enhance the partnership between producers and consumers in rural, suburban and/or urban settings. Women’s Leadership in Agriculture ScholarshipReceiving the scholarship are Mary Baker of Wayne County; Whitney Bauman of Adams County; Elizabeth Landis of Shelby County; Melanie Fuhrmann of Scioto County, and Courtney Heiser of Seneca County. This scholarship is for students who have chosen a career path that benefits agricultural or community development such as food production, scientific research, education/outreach or leadership development. The program was established by an endowment from the Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Fund, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee.last_img read more

AV-Comparatives Names F-Secure as Antivirus Product of 2010

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first_img3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now klint finley Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Related Posts This week independent computer security testing organization AV-Comparatives named F-Secure as its product of the year for 2010. AV-Comparatives notes that being the overall best product of the year does not mean that a product is the best product for all users in all scenarios. What it means is that the product has receive the highest ratings in several tests, including malware protection, false positive rates and impact on performance. F-Secure and AVIRA were the only two products to receive an “Advanced+” rating for all seven of AV-Comparatives’ tests in 2010. AVIRA was a close runner-up for product of the year.F-Secure won the Gold award for the low false positives and a Gold award for Whole-Product Dynamic Protection. It was the joint-winner of the Gold Award for Whole-Product Dynamic Protection with Symantec. But F-Secure had a slight edge since unlike Symantec, no user-interaction was required to achieve its scores – everything worked well for AV-Comparatives right out of the box. As F-Secure explains on its blog: “We blocked 1946 of the tested files while Symantec blocked 1936. However, Symantec additionally prompted the user for his opinion on 19 files. They received half a point each for those.”Symantec won best product in 2009 and AVIRA won in 2008.F-Secure is based in Helsinki, Finland and was founded in 1988. It offers a business suite solution as well as personal solutions. F-Secure Internet Security versions 2010 and 2011 received favorable rankings from AV-Test in its Q3 2010 report. F-Secure did not receive a “Caution” rating in NSS Labs’ most recent report, but we can’t disclose any other information about F-Secure’s ranking in that test.Last year was a watershed year for antivirus testing. We reported on the changing state of the field last summer. AV-Comparatives’ Vice-chairman Peter Stelzhammer spoke on the panel “Measuring The Actual Security Anti-Virus Products Provide Customers” in May at the Source conference in Boston. You can watch a video of the panel below:center_img IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Tags:#enterprise#Products last_img read more

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Air Force levels Adamson ahead of PVL Final Four

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first_imgJocemer Tapic’s service ace capped off Air Force’s elimination round campaign while also sending the Lady Falcons to their sixth loss in seven games.Air Force head coach Jasper Jimenez said their three-set win over the Lady Falcons was of utmost importance as they enter the semifinals of the Open Conference, an achievement of some sort considering they finished 2-8 in the Reinforced Conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“This is very important for us and we use our previous standing as an inspiration because we were dead last the previous conference,” said Jimenez in Filipino. “So we really pushed ourselves to enter the Final Four.”“My players are confident and I always tell them to never doubt themselves.” DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet LATEST STORIES PROFILES: Gilas Pilipinas Final 12 for Fiba Asia Cup 2017 FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Iari Yongco led the Lady Jet Spikers with 14 points while receiving ample support from Joy Cases and Tapic who both finished with 10 points.Jema Galanza carried the Lady Falcons as she finished with 14 points while the next best offensive output was from Christine Soyud and Rizza Cruz who had six points apiece.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhilippine Air Force shot down Adamson University in just three sets, 25-22, 25-16, 25-21, in its final preliminary game in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Jet Spikers will glide to the Final Four with a 5-2 record and will wait for the result of the game between league-leaders Creamline and Pocari Sweat to see what seed they’ll end up in.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant MOST READlast_img read more

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22 days agoMan Utd boss Solskjaer: We’re working on goalscoring

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first_imgMan Utd boss Solskjaer: We’re working on goalscoringby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed he works on every aspect of football in his training sessions.Solskjaer is under pressure to keep his job after a poor start to the season, which sees United lay in tenth on the Premier League table with nine points from seven games.Speaking ahead of Thursday’s clash with AZ Alkmaar in the Europa League, Solskjaer said: “We work on the whole game.”Defending, attacking, scoring goals. You see these players in training and you see the quality. You hope it’s going to be one of these feel-good nights.”It creates a lot of confidence when you score. It’s your job to criticise or praise. It’s our job to just always focus on the next one and scoring goals is the most difficult part in the game of football.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

At UN Trump to face questions about Iran Ukraine allies

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first_imgNew York: Faced with growing tumult at home and abroad, President Donald Trump heads into his three-day visit to the United Nations this week hoping to lean on strained alliances while fending off questions about whether he sought foreign help to damage a political rival. Trump’s latest U.N. trip comes after nearly three years of an “America First” foreign policy that has unsettled allies and shredded multinational pacts. A centerpiece of this year’s U.N. schedule will be a Monday session on climate change that Trump plans to skip. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: Report Instead, he will address a meeting about the persecution of religious minorities, particularly Christians, an issue that resonates with Trump’s evangelical supporters. The president arrived in New York on Sunday against a backdrop of swirling international tensions, including questions about his relationship with Ukraine, the uncertain future of Brexit, the U.S. trade war with China, stalled nuclear negotiations with North Korea and a weakening global economy. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protests The most immediate challenge may be Iran. Trump will try to convince skeptical global capitals to help build a coalition to confront Tehran after the United States blamed it for last week’s strike at a Saudi Arabia oil field. “Well, I always like a coalition,” Trump said Friday, before going on to complain that under the old Iran nuclear deal, “everyone else is making money and we’re not.” Trump’s fulfilment of a campaign promise to exit the Iran nuclear deal has had wide ripple effects, leading Tehran to bolster its nuclear capabilities and dismaying European capitals who worked to establish the original agreement. French President Emmanuel Macron, in particular, has been trying to lead Trump back to a deal and has suggested that the U.S. president meet with Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani on the sidelines of the U.N. meetings. Trump said Sunday that while “nothing is ever off the table completely” he had no intention of meeting with Rouhani. Tensions between Washington and Tehran spiked after a Saudi Arabia oil field was partially destroyed in an attack that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed on Iran and deemed “an act of war.” Now Trump will try to enlist wary world leaders in a collective effort to contain Iran. “He needs to win over traditional allies to do what traditional allies do, to band together against common threats,” said Jon Alterman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. “The attacks last weekend in Saudi Arabia are precisely the kind of thing that the U.N. was intended to address, to create rules for international behavior and opportunities for collective action.” Ukraine also looms large on Trump’s schedule. Even one week ago, a one-on-one meeting with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy would have been seen largely as an afterthought. But Trump’s meeting on Wednesday with Zelenskiy will come just days after revelations that the president urged his Ukrainian counterpart in a July phone call to investigate the activities of the son of former Vice President Joe Biden. Trump said he was concerned about corruption; Democrats frame his actions as an effort to pressure Zelenskiy to dig up damaging material on a potential 2020 rival. That pressure is the subject of a whistleblower’s complaint that the administration has refused to turn over to members of Congress, setting up a showdown with Democrats. Trump is defending himself against the intelligence official’s complaint, asserting that it comes from a “partisan whistleblower,” though the president also said he doesn’t know the whistleblower’s identity. He insisted Sunday his conversation with Zelenskiy was “absolutely perfect.” But Democrats believe it shows that Trump is emboldened to seek foreign help for his reelection effort. There are plenty of other concerns in the mix during Trump’s U.N. visit, including the U.S. trade war with China. But China’s Xi Jinping is not expected to attend, nor are several other prominent world leaders, including Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Among the nations whose leaders Trump plans to meet in New York: Iraq, Poland, Egypt, Pakistan, South Korea and Japan. He will also meet with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, clinging to power after failed attempts to steer his nation out of the European Union. Trump’s annual address to the General Assembly is scheduled for Tuesday. Two years ago, he used the moment to deride North Korea’s Kim Jong Un as “Little Rocket Man” and threaten to destroy North Korea. A year ago, he drew laughter when he used his speech to recite his administration’s accomplishments. His theme this year, according to aides, will be to reassert America’s determination to uphold its sovereignty and independence, especially on issues of national security. But others may push a different path. “There’s an attempt to push back against the unilateralism, against the isolationism, against the populism that has affected not only the United States but other countries as well,” said Jeffrey Feltman of the Brookings Institution. “I don’t know how effective this will be, but it’s an example of how some of our traditional allies are organizing themselves in response to the feeling that the United States, the U.K., that other sort of major engines in the U.N. system no longer are pressing the accelerator.”last_img read more

Mayawati dissolves Rajasthan BSP executive

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first_imgJaipur: Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati has dissolved the party’s executive in Rajasthan, days after its all six legislators joined the Congress and the brawl among activists at its office. National convener Ramji Gautam and former Rajya Sabha member Munkad Ali have been given the responsibility of the BSP in Rajasthan, said Bhagwan Singh, the party’s Rajasthan incharge. The entire executive of the BSP has been dissolved in the state, Singh said, adding that the decision had been taken on the instructions of Mayawati. The move comes after all the six BSP MLAs in the state joined the ruling Congress on September 16. Following the switch, workers clashed at the state-level meeting of the party held here two days ago.last_img read more