Agents of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) are on the hunt for a taxi driver identified as Anthony Carmichael, who abandoned his motor car on Sheriff Street, Georgetown with more than 45 kilograms (100 pounds) of compressed marijuana on Monday morning. Based on reports received, the motor car bearing registration number PKK 1609 originated from New Amsterdam with the well-wrapped packages of marijuana in the back seat and trunk of the vehicle.It was reported that the CANU ranks were tracking the vehicle as it made its rounds around the city.The driver, however, realising that he was being monitored, drove to Sheriff Street, where he parked the car outside Royal Castle fast food restaurant and fled the scene before the drug enforcement officers arrived at the scene.The agents subsequently unearthed a quantity of marijuana and questioned how the driver passed several roadblocks in Berbice without being caught. Investigations are ongoing.The Berbice River area is one of the areas that have become a hotspot for the cultivation and drying of marijuana plants. There have been several raids by members of the Police Narcotics Branch resulting in the destructing of several hundred pounds of the illegal plant.Only recently, the Guyana Police Force B Division (Berbice) conducted a drug eradication exercise at Ebini, Berbice River where a total of six fields of cultivated cannabis covering an estimated 30 acres were destroyed.During the operation, 600,000 plants, ranging from four to five feet in height and weighing approximately 300,000kg, were destroyed. In addition, 200,000kg of dried cannabis were found and destroyed.Two shotguns were also discovered along with several cartridges.
Alexis Sanchez will not solve the problems Arsenal suffered from last season, according to former Gunners striker Kevin Campbell.The Chile World Cup star’s arrival in the Premier League has generated plenty of excitement at the Emirates, with many believing the £35million signing from Barcelona can help transform Arsene Wenger’s side into title challengers.But Campbell feels the French manager has once again failed to strengthen his squad in the areas that need it most.Asked by the Weekend Sports Breakfast whether Arsenal were in a stronger position than last season, Campbell said: “No, I don’t think so to be honest. Alexis Sanchez is a fantastic signing but I don’t think the problems have really been addressed.“I like the Calum Chambers signing but he’s going to take a bit of time to bed in. The two main problems were the centre of the pitch and a noted goalscorer, and they haven’t addressed that problem.“If you struggled against the top boys and you don’t address the problems, then you can’t expect a different result. In my opinion, the problems are still there – centre of the pitch and at the top of the pitch. That noted goalscorer and that power in midfield, Arsenal still lack it.”It has been mooted in some quarters that Sanchez could operate as a central striker when Olivier Giroud needs to be rested, but Campbell believes the Chilean forward lacks the attributes for that a role.“Coming from Barcelona is different to playing in the Premier League. Sanchez is going to get a lot more physical pressure against him, so I don’t see him as being a centre forward who can take the hits. I don’t see him being that central striker.”
Aoife Donohoe, with May Ward ,Chairperson of Dunfanaghy Family Recourse Centre. Bernie Sweeney, Administrator and Jean Mc Laughlin Project Co-ordinatorThe Dunfanaghy Family Resource Centre in Donegal was announced as the first recipient of a new library to the value of €1,500 as part of the Bord Gáis Energy Donate a Library initiative. Developed to help promote books and reading in the community, Bord Gáis Energy’s Donate a Library programme invites voluntary, community and non-profit organisations to apply for one of three libraries each year through the Bord Gáis Energy Book Club www.bordgaisenergybookclub.ie.The scheme, which launched in April, is funded by Bord Gáis Energy and run in association with charity advocacy group The Wheel. It has proved very popular with over 150 nominations received from a variety of organisations throughout the country. Books and Reading Sponsorship Programme Manager at Bord Gáis Energy, Emma Walsh said, “We are delighted with the response to this initiative. We’ve had nominations from many different types of organisations from all over Ireland and it’s really encouraging to see how these groups value the positive influence books and reading can bring to their communities.”She continued, “Our chosen organisation – Dunfanaghy Family Resource Centre – do so much great work in the community of Donegal, and it’s lovely to be able to help them through Donate a Library.”Jean McLaughlin, Project Co-ordinator of Dunfanaghy Family Resource Centre said members are all so pleased to have been selected to receive this library.“We think it will have a positive impact on all our members who will really enjoy using it. We see this as just the start and we plan to build on and grow our library over the next few years.” Selecting the chosen organisation was no easy task for judges Emma Walsh, Gert Ackerman from The Wheel and TV3 presenter Sinead Desmond, but they unanimously agreed that Dunfanaghy Family Resource Centre was a very worthy recipient.Ten additional organisations were also selected for special recognition and they will each receive a Bord Gáis Energy Book Club pack consisting of books, Book Club notebooks, pens, children’s art sets and a national book token to the value of €50 to help them start their own libraries.Nominations are open for the next library donation which will take place in January 2014. If you’re involved in or know of an organisation that you think would benefit from a new library visit brd.gs/Donatealibrary and let Bord Gáis Energy know why. BOOK ‘EM! DUNFANAGHY LIBRARY GETS HUGE READING DONATION was last modified: November 1st, 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:booksBord GaisdonationDunfanaghy Resource Centre
Donegal woman Sinead Doherty enjoyed double success at this weekend when she was crowned world champion and set a new world record.The 23-year-old Letterkenny woman travelled to Telford University to take part in the World Drug Free PowerLifting Association event.A member of FitHub Letterkenny, the former NUI Galway Arts student only started weightlifting a year ago. Owner and head coach at Fithub,Neil Barrett, said it was a fantastic achievement.“Sinead has worked hard and trained hard for this and it is well deserved. She has put so much work into it. We are all so proud of her,” he said.In February, Sinead managed a deadlift of 140kg to win her category and lift her first weightlifting trophy at the Irish Drug Free Powerlifting Competition.Sinead’s lift then was also a new ‘record’ but at she has only been registered for two months instead of the obligatory three, it could not be recognised. But now it’s official – World Champion and new World Record!She previously told Donegal Daily how she got into weightlifting.“It was my sister who dragged me to my first CrossFit class. It was a taster class and I didn’t know what to expect. I wasn’t really into anything at the time. I had done some rugby but I wouldn’t have said that I was fit.“But I soon got addicted to it and I looked forward to traveling up from college on Saturdays to train. I never wanted to be skinny. I wanted to be fit. When I started lifting Neil said that I was a natural so it went from there.”DONEGAL WOMAN CROWNED WORLD POWER-LIFTING CHAMP – AND SMASHES WORLD RECORD! was last modified: June 14th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:power liftingSinead Dohertyworld championworld record
Letterkenny AC Chairman, Brendan McDaid, has said he’s hopeful that in the region of 200 will take part in Sunday’s Danny McDaid 15K road race.The race is named after double Olympian, Danny McDaid, who competed in Munich in 1972 and Montreal n 1976.“It’s hard to believe that it’s that time of the year again. Sunday will see the ninth staging of the race which has grown steadily over the years,” the chairman commented. “It is at the right time for people who are thinking of longer distances,” he said. “People have been doing that many 5ks now that it is a nice change and it gives them a feel of where they are at in their training. We are expecting a large turnout and hopefully the weather will be kind to us,” he added.Once again, the main sponsor of what is the longest race in the Donegal Athletics Board Grand Prix Series is the Station House Hotel.Siobhan Barrett-Doherty of the Station House Hotel said the hotel was delighted to be associated with such a beneficial local event.“This is an event with strong local affiliations and we like to be able to support local initiatives as a local home-gown hotel,” she said. Registration at the Aura Leisure Centre from 10 am, with the race starting at 11.30 at Ballymacool Terrace. LETTERKENNY AC HOPING FOR LARGE TURN-OUT FOR DANNY McDAID 15K was last modified: August 8th, 2013 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)
Donegal captain Eilish Ward. Ladies players who want to make the step up to senior county football can join an Open evening on MondayDONEGAL LGFA NEWS: ‘For the Attention of Ladies Club Players in Donegal’.Davy McLaughlin, the Donegal ladies Senior manager is holding an “Open” Training session on Monday night 25th August in the Centre of Excellence in Convoy beginning at 6.30 sharp.The Moville man is on the lookout for new players to join the senior ladies panel. This is open to any player who feels they may have what it takes to step up to senior inter county level.Any player who feels she might make the jump from club player to county player should attend!Players interested can contact Davy directly on 0861521414.“This is an ideal opportunity to get your talents as footballers on show, so please don’t miss it, if you think you are up for it,” said Davy. REMEMBER MONDAY 25th AUGUST @6.30SHARPCENTRE OF EXCELLENCE,CONVOY!MESSAGE-PHONE-OR TURN UP ON THE NIGHT! DONEGAL LGFA NEWS: OPEN TRAINING SESSION FOR NEW SENIOR LADIES PLAYERS was last modified: August 23rd, 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:convoydonegalLGFAOpen nightsenior team
Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher says it is deeply frustrating for the 6,172 older people and their families who are waiting for funding for a Home Care Package from the HSE, with 266 people waiting in CHO 1 region covering the Northwest of Ireland.Pat the Cope was commenting after the HSE confirmed that at the end of February there were 6,172 older people waiting for funding for a home care package across the nine community health organisation regions in the country.He said “This is a staggering number of people, vulnerable people I may add, waiting for support that the HSE has already been deemed to be necessary. The system is clearly not working fast enough to meet the demands placed on it from the general public need for additional home help requests. “The delay in these people accessing their home care packages is down to nothing more than a lack of funding on the part of the Minister for Health and the total lack of willingness on the part of the Government to put in place a mechanism of working which would be demand responsive and be fit to meet the demands placed on it for additional hours for those who urgently need these supports.”The Donegal Deputy said he is also deeply concerned also by the very large numbers of people waiting in CHO 1 region which covers Donegal.He added this is also a region which has chronic overcrowding in its University Hospitals and some of these delayed discharges could in part help the great need for beds in our General Hospitals.“In many cases we have families attentively waiting for the loved ones to be discharged from Hospitals but cannot get home help approved fast enough to allow that to happen. As a consequence, many patients have to remain on in hospital until hours are approved for them – and this is simply just not good enough,” he said. Pat the Cope added Home Care Packages are not optional extras in the lives of these people and their families.They are, in many cases, the difference between an older people staying in their home, surrounded by family or friends, or living in a nursing home or other assisted living centre, he said.He added “We know two things. One, there are better outcomes for older people when they can stay in their own home, and two, we don’t have the capacity in the nursing home sector to cater for thousands of extra people.“The HSE needs to get its act together and speed up the processing of funding applications to ensure that delays are kept to the absolute minimum, and if there isn’t enough funding, make the case to Government that additional funding is required. It costs considerably more to look after an older people in a nursing home than it does to fund a home care package.“The process of approval of a home help package and its implementation should be seamless and occur without any time delay or inconvenience to the patient or elderly person.” Based on previous HSE costings, a home care package on average costs €8,900 per year, so to fund these outstanding applications, it would cost the state €55 million per year.Pat the Cope said this is only a fraction of the cost if the same patients were to remain in public hospitals so therefore it is a no brainer to invest in home help when you compare this to the potential €320 million annual cost of supporting these 6,172 people in nursing homes based on an average cost of €1100 per week and it makes both social and financial sense.“Ministers Daly and Harris need to decide how the State will continue to fund care for older people and most especially those who through choice wish to remain in their own homes – it is time this Government deals effectively in a joined up approach in dealing with care for the elderly and care for the elderly in their community rather than this haphazard and bureaucratic way in which it currently operates by Government,” concluded Pat the Cope.Frustration as 266 await home help hours approval in NW region was last modified: May 1st, 2018 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:donegalhome helphoursPat The Cope Gallagher
The geocache during the creation process. Photo courtesy of fundao365Geocache Name:A Moagem (GC4QYFG) [translated from Portuguese: The Grind]Difficulty/Terrain Rating:1.5/1Why this is the Geocache of the Week:Geocaches take on many forms: some are cool containers, some are in interesting places and some are mind-bending puzzles. This week’s Geocache of the Week is a combination of all three. The geocache itself is an incredibly well-made, large cryptex. Geocachers have to use the clues in the description to decipher the code, then line up the different wheels in the right spot to release the geocache. The place where this geocache resides is also interesting. “A Moagem” in Portuguese translates to “The Grind”, which is appropriate since the geocache is placed inside a grinding mill that has now been transformed into a museum, arts exhibit and meeting place. After you earn your smiley, you can even take a look at some of the original grinding machinery.What the geocache owner, fundao365, has to say:With this cache we used the concept of indoor geocaching. After understanding this kind of cache rules with the help of the reviewer btreviewer, we started the developement and prototyping process. We take this opportunity to thank him for the cooperation. The cache is inside a reconstructed milling house, that a long time ago used to collect the rye seeds from the local producers and produce the flour. According to this, we inspired in the grindstone to build the cache. We also thought that the container opening method should be as original as the design. After thinking about a few possibilities, we came to decide to build a big dimensions cryptex with an opening device that looks like a grindstone.The geocache is inside a museum, how did this partnership come about?The museum belongs to Fundão city hall. The team fundao365 is composed by some of its employees, that share the passion of geocaching. The partnership was born naturally.Can you talk about how you created this geocache?The cache was developed and created in Fab Lab Aldeias do Xisto, that is a Digital fabrication laboratory recently created by Fundão city hall, wich main goal is to support open access to entrepreneurship and idea development. What do you think of all the positive logs and favorite points?It’s rewarding seeing that our work is being recognised by the geocaching community and it is an inspiration to future projects that we are already working on.Is there anything you’d like to say to the geocaching community?We appreciate the opportunity that Groundspeak gave us to invite all geocaching community to visit Fundão and meet its wonderfull territory, wich has too much to offer to geocachers. We’d also like to promote our nearest Mountain: Serra da Gardunha, that has an unique landscape and offers other activities like mountain bike, hiking, Hang gliding, canoeing etc…What geocachers are saying:[all translated from Portuguese]“Excellent cache that I got to know during the event held on the same day. Cache that deserves a visit from all geocachers.Thanks to the owner for sharing.” – jccms“I confess that I was very impressed with the work that went into the design of the container and was even more surprised with the logbook cover is genius. Throughout originality gets the deserved FAVORITE!” – scalpelman“…this is wonderful, very original and well thought out! now here’s a cache to last a few many years! TFTC” – grilo85Photos and video:[vsw id=”6hy5zScHFTs” source=”youtube” width=”853″ height=”480″ autoplay=”no”]The museum where the geocache is located.The geocache in its natural habitat. Photo courtesy of fundao365This could be your view—if you decipher the code and open the geocache. Photo courtesy of fundao365An up-close view of the locking mechanism. Photo courtesy of fundao365 SharePrint RelatedJust hangin’ with my gnomeys — Gnomesville (GCHTN7) — Geocache of the WeekMay 7, 2014In “Community”Connecting the World With Geocaching — Köln-Seattle Exchange Multicaches (GC1GWEV and GC1H38J) — Geocache of the WeekDecember 25, 2013In “Community”Getting warmer… — Fire and Ice (GC4TXB2) — Geocache of the WeekJanuary 8, 2015In “Geocache of the Week” What’s the most well-made geocache you’ve ever found? Tell us in the comments.Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog.If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, just fill out this form. Thanks!Share with your Friends:More
Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts sarah perez What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … According to Dominik Balogh, the developer of a push-enabled “to do” list application for iPhone called NotifyMe, the Push Notification technology provided by Apple does not appear to be working on any “unlocked” iPhones. Unlocked phones are those that have been modified to work on unsupported carriers. For example, in the U.S., this would mean phones that were hacked to work on T-Mobile’s network instead of on AT&T. This is different than “jailbroken” phones, which are phones modified to allow the installation of unapproved third-party applications. At first, you might dismiss this problem since it only affects a small subset of users, but Balogh brings up an important question: “what should the developers do?” People who have purchased his application are now angry that it doesn’t work, yet there’s nothing he can do to help them. The Problem with PushA few weeks ago, Apple released their updated mobile OS, the iPhone OS 3.0, which included support for Push notifications among many other things. The two available NotifyMe applications were configured to use the new technology in both the free and paid versions. With these applications, users can receive push messages that remind them of items on their to-do list that need their attention. Almost immediately after the company released the apps to the iTunes App Store, the support requests began rolling in. Balogh quickly realized there was a problem. Around 80% of the requests were from users who had installed NotifyMe on an unlocked phone. The users were complaining that the app either didn’t work reliably or didn’t work at all. Unfortunately, there was nothing Balogh or his co-developer Pavel Serbajlo could do to fix the situation. Says Balogh, the problem involves the Push Notification service:“…Every Push application has to request the unique token from the Apple’s APNS servers to identify the device it’s running on. Thanks to that token, APNS servers always know which device is yours. The token can be understood as an IP address — the server has to know where to send the notification and for which application. APNS can also change your token regularly for higher reliability, so it’s critical that the application requests the token again on every start (or when enabling the Push feature) to replace the old one if new token is forced by APNS.On any unlocked iPhone, the application requesting the token is stuck. APNS does not provide any response at all and the application can either cancel the request completely by automatic timeout or let user wait with the progress bar forever. Either way, the user will never receive any Push message, because APNS has not provided the token.”In other words, if you’re running an unlocked phone, you can forget about Push.What Should Developers Do?It may be easy for iPhone owners who haven’t hacked their device to scoff at this issue: “Well, that’s what you get for monkeying around with the firmware!” But the matter is not that simple. Developers will have to determine how they’re going to proceed now that they’re aware of this limitation. Should they try to support the hacked phones? Should they just place a warning message in their app’s description in the iTunes App Store? Should they ignore the problem (like Apple is doing)? Should they refund the money for the purchases? Even worse, many of the unsatisfied customers are leaving poor, 1-star reviews when rating the application since they’re unhappy it wasn’t working for them. That seems incredibly unfair to the developer who has created a perfectly good application that works within the confines put forth by Apple. Yet now, new potential customers – including those content with their unmodified phones – will see these negative reviews and likely choose not to purchase, potentially overlooking great applications that would have worked just fine for them. Apple’s Involvement: Zip, Zero, NadaApple has every right to ignore this situation, we suppose, and that’s exactly what they’re doing. After all, the issue affects only a small community of hackers who have modified their phones. Or does it?Does Apple have any responsibility to communicate this limitation to the developer community so they’re not caught off-guard as Balogh was? After all, it’s the developers who have to deal with the fallout – the overwhelming support requests, the unhappy customers, the bad reviews, etc. At the very least, Apple could configure their APNS (push) servers to return an error message of some sort to let the developers know what caused the connection to fail, suggests Balogh. That way, the developers could at least plan to put a warning message in their app’s description to cover themselves against these sorts of complaints. Does that seem like a fair request? What do you think either Apple or the developer community should do regarding this issue? The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Tags:#Apple#Features#mobile#NYT#web
GREEN PRODUCT GUIDE WindowsI’m considering three different options. The first option would be to install a single-glazed, low-e storm window on the exterior of the prime window. The storm would have to have a durable (hard-coat) low-e coating, since it wouldn’t be protected in a sealed air space, as most low-e coatings are. With this configuration I would end up with triple glazing and two low-e coatings in the full assembly. I’m not sure whether these would be old-style storm windows that are installed and removed seasonally, or more sophisticated (and convenient) triple-track or double-track storms with screens.A second option would involve an insulated (double-glazed) storm window, so that I would end up with quadruple glazing — two insulating glass units (IGUs) separated by an air space. Because no storm window manufacturer (yet) makes such a product, this would likely necessitate custom-made storm windows. I know those can be made, because I’ve seem insulated-glass, low-e storm windows that J.S. Benson Woodworking & Design has produced in the shop next-door to our BuildingGreen office in Brattleboro.A third option would be in install two sets of insulated-glass prime windows. I’m still working through how this would work — and very much open to suggestions. I could install a double-hung window on the interior and a casement window on the exterior, or I could install two sets of double-hung windows.I’ll have to think about cleanability of windows with these options; that might be a little challenging with the two prime windows. If I’m going to have two low-e coatings in the window assembly, I also need to figure out whether the temperature reached in the interior IGU might get too high. By trapping a lot of heat it’s possible that the temperature reached by the glazing seal could be higher than the sealants are rated for — in which case I might need to find a window made using silicone seals (as I believe Andersen uses).If you have experience with such a detail (particularly options two and three), let me know what you did. Or let me know what your thoughts are even if you haven’t tried it. You can post a comment here and share your experience with others or, if you prefer, e-mail me directly. Alex is founder of BuildingGreen, Inc. and executive editor of Environmental Building News. To keep up with Alex’s latest articles and musings, you can sign up for his Twitter feed. Insulated-glass storm windows?As I’ve thought about ways to obtain top-performance windows more affordably, I keep coming back to the idea of installing (or keeping) fairly standard, double-glazed windows — with low-e coating and argon gas-fill — and then installing a much-better-than-usual storm windows. RELATED ARTICLES Four Affordable Ways to Improve the Energy Efficiency of Old WindowsReplace That Window?Should Historic Preservation Trump Energy Performance?7 Steps to an Energy-Efficient House: 4. WindowsAll About Glazing Options I’ve done a lot of digging into window options in the past few months — not only for a special report on windows that BuildingGreen published, but also for the renovation of the early-19th-Century farmhouse that my wife and I recently purchased.The state-of-the-art with windows in terms of energy performance and quality is clearly seen in the triple-glazed European windows that are certified by the Passivhaus Institut in Germany. You can now buy these wonderful windows with unit center-of-glass R-values above R-9 yet high-enough light transmission to work well for passive solar houses (solar heat-gain coefficient above 0.60).The problem is that these windows are incredibly expensive — some over $100 per square foot, which comes to $1,500 for a typical 3′ x 5′ window. You get a lot for that price in the way of top-quality materials, construction detailing, durability, thermal breaks, air tightness, and energy performance, but the windows are simply way above the budget range for most projects. Furthermore, replacing existing windows is often very hard to justify unless the existing windows are in very poor shape.