COUNCIL DO A U-TURN OVER ROADWORKS DURING DANIEL’S FESTIVAL

first_imgIt would appear that Daniel O’Donnell might just be more powerful than Donegal County Council!!Work which was due on vital roadworks in West Donegal has been suspended to allow for the large crowds expected at the Donegal Shore Festival featuring the singing star.Road widening and drainage works were due to continue on the R259 road between Kincasslagh and Crolly today. However the work was put on hold to cater for a fleet of buses attending the Donegal Shore Festival featuring the millionaire singing star.Donegal County Council had scheduled the work for the entire month of September before bad winter weather set in.But the council were met with huge opposition by organisers of the event who said it was badly-timed.One of those who slammed the council was bar-owner Bartley Brennan, a brother of singer Enya who claimed he had not received any notice of planned road closures during the festival. Organiser Celia Gallagher said the council did not appreciate all that Daniel did for the county in bringing fans to Donegal.However it appears the council has relented after up to 12 coachloads of fans from across Ireland and the UK were allowed to drive through the area without any roadworks.Although there was no official confirmation form Donegal County Council on the matter, a source said an agreement had been reached.‘It’s only for a day and the work will recommence on Monday. It would have caused a lot of disruption for the buses and the fans.“Afterall the festival has brought a lot of money into the area and we all know how bad the tourism sector is at the moment,” he said. More than 2,000 fans of the singer, some who came form as far away as Australia and America, are expected at the event.EndsCOUNCIL DO A U-TURN OVER ROADWORKS DURING DANIEL’S FESTIVAL was last modified: September 2nd, 2011 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:daniel o’donnellDonegal Shore Festivalroadworkslast_img read more

Takeaways: Evander Kane’s move to Sharks third line is already paying off

first_imgLOS ANGELES — Kevin Labanc punched in a perfect seam pass from Logan Couture in overtime to clinch the first of what the Sharks are hoping will be many wins en route to the franchise’s first Stanley Cup this season.As they knocked off the Los Angeles Kings (0-0-1), the Sharks (1-1) cleaned up some of the issues that plagued them in Wednesday’s opening night loss to the Anaheim Ducks. The penalty kill went 5 for 5 after coughing up two goals in the opener. The power play produced a couple …last_img

Raiders’ Darren Waller could be front and center vs. Bears

first_imgDarren Waller was front and center Friday, speaking to a largely British press corps after the Raiders practiced at The Grove in Watford, England, in preparation for their Week 5 game against the Chicago Bears.And while it seems like a big request to ask Waller to do more than he already has, given his status as the NFL’s leading receiver among tight ends, that may be the case Sunday against Chicago at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.Tyrell Williams was listed as questionable with a …last_img

Report: Location Sharing Is Coming to Facebook

first_imgGuide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Tags:#Facebook#Location#news#web Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Related Posts The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoscenter_img frederic lardinois A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Soon, you will be able to share your location with your Facebook friends. According to the New York Times’ Nick Bilton, Facebook plans to reveal this new feature during its f8 developer conference at the end of April. As Bilton notes, Facebook updated its privacy policy last year to incorporate language about location sharing. Facebook, according to this report, has been working on this feature for over a year. The company will offer location-based services through its own mobile applications and developers will be able to use this data to develop their own location-based apps on top of a new Facebook location API.How Will Facebook’s Users React?It will be interesting to see how Facebook’s users – who are famously averse to change – will react to the arrival of location as a status update on the service. According to Bilton, Facebook “has been trying to figure out how to add location data to its service without raising potential privacy concerns or negative feedback from its users, as it has in the past with new features and redesigns.” From Facebook’s Privacy Policy:Location Information. When you share your location with others or add a location to something you post, we treat that like any other content you post (for example, it is subject to your privacy settings). If we offer a service that supports this type of location sharing we will present you with an opt-in choice of whether you want to participate.When Facebook introduced the newsfeed (which is now an integral part of the service), a large number of users considered this to be an invasion of their privacy. Location-based services have long suffered from the impression that sharing your location online can be dangerous and services like the Foursquare-based PleaseRobMe have only strengthened this sentiment among many users. Even though Facebook offers relatively sophisticated privacy controls, it will be interesting to see if the service’s users will warm up to the idea of sharing their location with their friends. A lot of the success of this service will depend on how well Facebook can educate its users and how it implements this feature and the privacy controls around it.Will Facebook’s Users Care?It will be interesting to see if Facebook’s users are even interested in sharing this information. While services like Foursquare and Gowalla are slowly but surely gaining new users (in part thanks to offering incentives for checking in at various venues), Twitter, which introduced a geotagging API last year and just introduced some location features on its website today, hasn’t seen a very strong response from users and developers so far. Not Competing with Foursquare and Co.?According to the New York Times report, Facebook isn’t trying to compete with location-based networks like Loopt, Gowalla and Foursquare, however. Instead, Bilton argues, the company is far more interested in competing with Google for small-business advertising. This will surely raise additional privacy concerns among Facebook’s users. It’s also important to note that Facebook’s API, will allow intrepid developers (including Foursquare, Gowalla and Loopt) to develop interesting location-based services on top of Facebook, however.last_img read more

8-year-old raped in U.P. govt. school

first_imgAn eight-year-old girl was allegedly raped at a government primary school in Kakripur village of Baghpat on August 16 but the police did not take action for almost 12 days. Instead, the Station House Officer allegedly tried to negotiate a ‘compromise’ between the families of the victim and the perpetrators. On Tuesday, SP Pratap Gopendra Yadav attached SHO Naresh Kumar of Ramala police station to police lines and asked the CO to hold an inquiry into his role.Nawaz (name changed), uncle of the girl who studies in Class III, said that on August 16 she was playing on the school premises when three boys of Classes IV and V forcibly took her to the washroom and allegedly raped her. “She had reported the matter to her teacher but she asked her not to share it with anybody,” alleged Nawaz. The police said the boys were all siblings aged 10, 11 and 14. “The role of the eldest is being said to be the most heinous,” said SP Yadav.After a couple of days, Nawaz told The Hindu, when the girl’s mother noticed abscess in her private parts, her parents took her to a private doctor who said she had been raped. “We went to the Ramala police station where SHO Naresh Kumar put pressure on my brother to compromise with the boys’ family. The family has ties with influential people in the village panchayat. My brother was made to sign on a paper which said that the abscess was because of an allergy,” Nawaz further alleged.Victim hospitalisedMeanwhile, he added, the infection spread and the girl had to be admitted to the district hospital. “People started taunting us for taking money. We are poor people who work as labourers but we could not make eye contact with our daughter. We felt that the girl should get justice and approached the SP through the local media.”Mr. Yadav said he came to know about the case on Monday and took action by getting her medical examination done and getting a case registered under Sections 376 and 342 of the IPC.last_img read more