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Gardai renew appeals following tragic road accidents over Christmas

first_img FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Facebook Gardai renew appeals following tragic road accidents over Christmas RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Facebook Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Google+ Gardai in Donegal have renewed appeals following the tragic road accidents on Christmas week.Gardai are calling on the public to assist with investigations into the two seperate crashes involving Shaun Kelly from Lifford and Clarice Rice from Portsalon.As investigations continue into the cause of both accidents, Gardai are calling on the public to share dashcam footage from the times of the crashes or to provide any helpful information.Sarah-Jayne Tobin reports:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/appeal-6pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Harps come back to win in Waterford Twittercenter_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleRoadworks to begin tomorrow between Stranorlar and KillygordonNext articleCappry Rovers draw away at Kilmacrennan-FT Report & Reaction News Highland Pinterest Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews By News Highland – January 5, 2020 last_img read more

EXPLOSION IN LETTERKENNY HOUSING ESTATE

first_imgFire in Glenoughty Close. Photo by Joe LanganUPDATED: Gardaí have ruled out arson after a fire in a Glencar housing estate this morning.A large blaze broke out at Glenoughty Close at approx 10.30am this Saturday morning.Senior Fire Officers and Gardai have now established, the fire at the above estate this morning was not malicious. “It was caused by hot ashes in a pastic bin and the surrounding area caught fire,” said a spokeswoman for the local residents association.“The fire travelled towards both oil tanks and caused the explosion. No one was injured and all is now under control,” she added.A thick black plume of smoke was seen from miles around.Fire services were reported to be at the scene shortly afterwards. “There was a huge plume of black smoke over the area,” said one resident.“It was quite frightening.”She added: “Thankfully it was an accident and nothing malicious and more importantly no-one was injured.” EXPLOSION IN LETTERKENNY HOUSING ESTATE was last modified: September 7th, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:fireletterkennylast_img read more

No teams have called Kaepernick since workout, report says

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.Colin Kaepernick has been waiting by the phone for a week, but it’s all been in vain.According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, no NFL team has called Kaepernick in the week since he participated in a workout intended to draw interest from teams and end his three-year exile from the league.Of course, the lack of interest may have little to do with how the former 49ers star looked on the field in Atlanta. Kaepernick and his …last_img

Mondi expands Russian business

first_imgSouth African-based paper producer Mondi is expanding its international presence following its listing on the JSE at the beginning of the month, announcing a €525-million (about R5.1-billion) project to modernise and expand the pulp and paper mill in Syktyvkar, Russia.All main equipment contracts have been agreed and construction is to commence in April 2008, with completion scheduled by the end of 2010,” the company said in a statement issued last week. “The project will enhance Syktyvkar’s low cost position, with the additional volume of uncoated fine paper and containerboard being supplied to the high growth domestic Russian market.”Engineering News reported last month that the project involved the construction of new wood-handling facilities, a recovery boiler and turbine, a lime kiln and pulp dryer, as well as upgrades to two chemical pulp lines and improvements to machinery.Mondi chief executive David Hathorn told the publication that it should slash operating costs and improve efficiencies, while also slightly increasing production by 190 000 tonnes per year, 60 000 tonnes of which will be sold into the pulp market, which is being driven by Chinese demand.He added that the modernisation of the plant was probably only the start of the group’s activities in the territory, which is arguably the only major unexploited softwood resource left in the world.“In fact, forests cover more than 70% of the territory, while swamps cover about 15%, making forestry activity attractive but difficult, given swarming mosquitoes and mud in the warmer periods,” Engineering News says. “This means that felling is generally confined to the icy winter months.”The company was spun-off from former parent Anglo American plc in July this year, and has looked at expansion to secure its position as an independent integrated paper and packaging group.Its main interests are in emerging markets, such as South Africa and in various locations in Eastern Europe.According to Mondi, Mondi Business Paper Syktyvkar, with an annual capacity of 580 000 tonnes of paper per year, is one of the largest producers in the Russian pulp and paper industry. In addition, the Syktyvkar mill controls 11 logging companies in the Komi Republic that supply the mill with wood.Mondi Packaging Paper, which operates within the same complex, has an annual capacity of more than 200 000 tonnes of packaging paper, delivering around 60% of the total white top paper market in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States.last_img read more

Whitehorse rallies at Conservative MPs office

first_imgAPTN National NewsA couple dozen people also took up the Idle No More cause in Whitehorse.The modest crowd, including local politicians and chiefs, gathered in front of the offices of Yukon’s Conservative MP Ryan Leef.The rally focused on Bill C-45, the government’s omnibus legislation.Demonstrators said the legislation will make amendments to the Indian Act that changes how land is managed on First Nations. They say this will help the federal government take control of First Nation land.“This is just the beginning of the Conservative agenda. This is just the beginning of the changes that are coming and if it is frightening …it’s just going to go on and on and on unless we stand up as a grassroots movement and get it to stop,” said demonstrator Cherish Clarke.last_img

World Cup Crib Notes Day 7

There’s really only one competitive match on the docket Wednesday, but it’s an intriguing one.Australia vs. Netherlands: 12 p.m. EDTSpain vs. Chile: 3 p.m. EDTCameroon vs. Croatia: 6 p.m. EDTIN BRIEFSee our World Cup predictions for the latest probabilities. IN DEPTHThe best matchup of the day — by far — is La Furia Roja versus La Roja, Spain against Chile, a clash that could have huge implications for the advancement scenarios of Group B. Here’s the big one: If Chile wins and the Netherlands wins or draws against Australia (a 91.5 percent proposition, according to the FiveThirtyEight prediction model), Spain will be eliminated and fail to advance to the knockout round, a shocking fate for the reigning champs and one of the leading pre-tournament favorites.How did we get here? Chile took care of business in its opener against Australia, beating the Socceroos 3-1 behind a great game from Alexis Sanchez, the best Chilean player according to our Soccer Power Index (SPI) player ratings. Meanwhile, Spain … um, how can we put this? Spain could have had a better second half against the Netherlands. In fact, after being slaughtered by the Dutch, Vicente del Bosque’s side dropped from third in the SPI rankings on Friday morning to eighth on Wednesday — one spot behind Chile.Spain came into the tournament with the best SPI defensive rating of any team in the world, but it must get a vastly improved performance out of goalkeeper Iker Casillas and its back line if it’s to beat Chile, SPI’s fifth-best team on offense. Spain’s World Cup future could depend on it.The next-closest match figures to be Cameroon versus Croatia, in what our numbers predict will be a low-scoring affair. Croatia is coming off a defeat against Brazil that was equal measures frustrating and promising; it conceded three goals, including two to Neymar (one coming after a somewhat questionable penalty call), but also held a lead for 18 minutes and was able to generate chances at the other end of the pitch. If Croatia beats Cameroon on Wednesday, advancement is still a possibility (although Mexico’s tie with Brazil on Tuesday didn’t help the Croatian cause). Meanwhile, Cameroon hung tough against Mexico in its first outing, and a 1-0 loss against a top-25 team wasn’t a bad debut for a side SPI considers one of the worst in the World Cup field. But it’s not going to get much easier for the Indomitable Lions — Croatia is a solid favorite against them here, and, of course, Brazil waits in the wings.Brazil isn’t going to lose a lot of sleep over that one, nor is the heavily favored Netherlands going to fret about Wednesday’s match against Australia. Our model gives the Dutch a 73.6 percent probability of winning, and in concert with Chile’s chances of a win or draw against Spain, that means there’s a 47.5 percent chance the Netherlands cruises into the knockout stage before the day is done.YesterdayBrazil entered Tuesday 6-0-0 all-time in World Cup play against CONCACAF teams. In fact, Costa Rica was the only CONCACAF side ever to score against Brazil in the World Cup (in the 2002 group stage). And Brazil has had particular success against Mexico, winning all three of their previous World Cup matches for a total goal margin of 11-0.Although Mexico didn’t score on Tuesday, El Tri became the first team from outside UEFA/CONMEBOL to take a point from Brazil in the World Cup.Based on the statistics, Mexico’s going scoreless doesn’t appear all that surprising. Mexico had four shots in the first half, all from outside the penalty area, and none was on target. Mexico managed just four touches in the attacking penalty area in the first half; Brazil had 13. Mexico ended the match with an average shot distance of 28.5 yards, the second-longest in a match thus far.Much more surprising was Brazil’s failure to find the back of the net. According to SPI, the odds of Mexico holding Brazil scoreless were just 4.8 percent. The star of the match was Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, who has led or tied for the lead in saves in France’s Ligue 1 each of the last three seasons playing for AC Ajaccio. Ochoa ended the match with six saves, tied for the most by a Mexican goalkeeper in any World Cup since 1966.Perhaps Ochoa’s best save was a diving stop of a Neymar header in the 26th minute. Neymar was the driving force for Brazil in the match, leading the team in shots (three) and shots on target (two), as well as chances created (four). Yet it was all for naught.By defying the odds and picking up a precious point, Mexico’s chances of advancing to the knockout round increased from 58.7 percent to 80.2 percent. — Jacob Nitzberg, statistics analyst, ESPNOFF THE PITCHLet’s play a word association game. What country do you think of when you hear about kangaroos? Vegemite? “Mate”? What about tulips? Windmills? Coffee shops?Yes, Australia and the Netherlands both have pretty distinct international identities. But does the two countries’ relationship confirm these stereotypes? OECD data provides some interesting insights. The largest single export from Australia to the Netherlands in 2011 was rapeseed (used for animal feed, vegetable oil and biodiesel) at 24 percent, followed by coal at 22 percent — in case the Dutch get inspired to throw some shrimp on the barbie. The Netherlands’ main exports to Australia were machines and chemical products, but there was also $258 million in tobacco exports and $225 million in flower, bulb, seed and live plant exports in 2011, so it looks like the Dutch are learning from the Aussies, as well. — Hayley MunguiaFURTHER READINGSpain Must Beat Chile If It Hopes to Advance in the World CupThe End of Ghana’s Golden GenerationUSMNT’s Bald Eagle of Glory, John Anthony BrooksCLARIFICATION (June 18, 11:30 a.m.): An earlier version of this post was confusing on the Netherlands’ chances of beating or drawing against Australia. The chance of a Dutch win in Wednesday’s match is 73.6 percent, and the chance of a draw is 17.9 percent. That means the chance of the Netherlands winning or drawing against Australia is 91.5 percent. read more

Court Cops Cant Force You to Unlock a Phone With Biometrics

first_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. January 15, 2019 2 min read If a police officer or federal investigator wants to get into your smartphone, they can no longer use your eyes, face, or fingerprint to force you to unlock it.A federal judge in Northern California has ruled that compelling a device unlock using biometric data is a violation of Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination. Cops are already barred from asking suspects to unlock their devices with a passcode, thanks to a Florida appeals court decision this past October. With this decision, biometric login mechanisms are afforded the same protection.In her decision, Judge Kandis Westmore said that fingerprints and face scans such as Face ID on iOS devices are not the same as physical evidence, and that even with a warrant, the government has no right to force suspects to incriminate themselves.”If a person cannot be compelled to provide a passcode because it is a testimonial communication, a person cannot be compelled to provide one’s finger, thumb, iris, face, or other biometric feature to unlock that same device,” she wrote.The case hinged on Judge Westmore denying a warrant to police officers investigating an alleged extortion crime in Oakland, California, where the suspects used Facebook Messenger to threaten the release of a compromising video. She said officers had probable cause to search the suspects’ property, but not to unlock any devices or compel suspects to do so.Apple and other device makers have pushed back against forced device unlocks in many forms for years. The warrant denial, and the precedent it sets for protected biometric data, is a significant decision for digital privacy as well as search and seizure law in the connected devices era. This story originally appeared on PCMag Register Now »last_img read more