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Female staff member injured during attack at Inishowen takeaway

first_img Female staff member injured during attack at Inishowen takeaway Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ A woman has been injured during a weekend assault at a takeaway in Inishowen. Damage was also caused to the premises during the incident which happened in the early hours of Sunday morning.Shortly after midnight, two males entered the Chinese restaurant at Main Street, Clonmany and then became abusive towards the staff within.They did not order any food and they were asked to leave the premises by staff. One of the males caused damage to the partition outside after being asked to leave.The staff then tried to close the door behind the two men but the same man then pushed the door open again with force and in the process caused injury to one of the staff as it struck her on the head.One of these males has been described as of stocky build and wearing a navy jacket. He had dark hair with a spiked fringe. The second male was wearing a green Jack and Jones hoody and dark coloured jeans.Gardaí are investigating the incident and are looking for witnesses.Anyone with information or who may have observed these males in the area, please contact Gardaí in Buncrana. Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articlePeople urged to check land & outhouses for missing manNext articleGardai issue further warning over use of fireworks News Highland Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Facebook Facebook Google+center_img Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Twitter By News Highland – October 13, 2020 Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

Notre Dame sophomore weighs in on business venture, accessible phone chargers

first_imgSophomore Jack Kane is looking to carve out a niche in the tech industry with his company iGadget Technology.Kane, who transferred to Notre Dame this year, said he started iGadget earlier this year because he noticed chargers break easily and are expensive to replace.“iGadget is meant to market quality product at a college level price,” Kane said.Having previously worked for Verizon, which gave him the necessary connections and experience, Kane said he negotiated a licensing deal with Apple and then partnered with a manufacturer to make the product. iGadget now sells Apple-certified chargers, he said.“That’s the difference between our product and the one you buy at a gas station, the certification,” Kane said.The chargers come in two colors, cost $20 and come with a one-year warranty.Kane said he hopes to fit into the niche market on college campuses and cater to the students’ needs.“A good business idea comes from understanding a lapse in the market and exploiting that opportunity,” he said.iGadget’s business strategy is centered around the student experience, Kane said. Not only does the company market to students, but Kane said it also utilizes students as salespeople because of the connections they can make on campus.“A salesperson’s job isn’t to convince you to buy a product,” he said. “It is to convince you to trust them. When the person trying to sell you the product is you best friend, or roommate or even just someone you know from class, that trust is already there.”Kane said he looks for salespeople who are involved in different circles on campus — such as Student Government, athletics and extracurricular clubs — in order to reach a wide range of students. Students who work as salespeople work on commission.“It’s really cool to see when people realize that they can make money on this with minimal effort,” he said. “Even if you’re selling to friends and family and you sell three or four chargers, all of the sudden you made 30 bucks or so and it took you no effort at all.”Alex Deberghes — a sophomore at Elon University, where he and Kane founded the company — said iGadget emphasizes the role of people and relationships.“We’re a company aimed mostly around people,” Deberghes said. “We’re based around people making connections.”iGadget is currently on 16 college campuses, such as Notre Dame and Arizona State University, and is always looking to expand, Kane added. “Anywhere where the student body has a strong sense of community is great,” Kane said. “A large student population to sell to is important, but it’s not the only prerequisite.”Deberghes said iGadget is always looking for opportunities to grow. “We just want to keep finding schools and getting our name out,” Deberghes said. “We like to get as many people on board as we can.”For students interested in buying chargers or joining the iGadget team, Kane said he can be reached through his Instagram page, @iamjackkane.Tags: business, entrepreneurship, igadget, phone chargerslast_img read more

10 months agoHowe admits Defoe talks planned over Bournemouth future

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Howe admits Defoe talks planned over Bournemouth futureby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth boss Eddie Howe admits he plans talks with Jermain Defoe about his future.Crystal Palace and Sheffield United have been reported as potential loan suitors for the England international, while Defoe’s former club Sunderland have also shown an interest. Asked whether Defoe would be part of his squad after the January transfer window, Howe replied: “It’s a difficult one to answer.“I couldn’t give an absolute clear black and white answer to a lot of the players in the squad. The ones who aren’t playing regularly are very keen for football.“I will have to sit down with Jermain and have that conversation.“He is someone we hold in such high regard and has done such a great job here in many different ways.“Even before the game against Chelsea, he was talking to Lys (Mousset) and giving Lys his experience and guidance. That for me is like gold dust.“He has trained very well, his attitude and conduct has been first-class. Let’s wait and see.” last_img read more

9 months agoLiverpool boss Klopp praises emergency centre-half Fabinho for Brighton win

first_imgLiverpool boss Klopp praises emergency centre-half Fabinho for Brighton winby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was delighted with stand-in centre-half Fabinho for victory at Brighton.Mohamed Salah struck his 14th league goal of the season from the penalty spot as the off-kilter Reds stretched their top-flight advantage over Manchester City back to seven points.Fabinho’s assured showing as an emergency centre-back waskey, especially with Joel Matip working back to fitness. Klopp said, “He’s a brilliant player and I was happy he could play today. It’s not that Brighton had one attack after the other – we had the ball most of the time so it makes sense to have a good footballer in that position. “Brighton tried a little bit to bring the long balls to Murray and around him, which they did, by the way, against Joe Gomez in the home game as well. But he did well in these situations and with the ball. He has a defending brain and can do that in different positions. It’s good.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Contest seeks ideas for new federal laws MP to turn winner into

first_imgOTTAWA – Ever been confronted with a situation and thought to yourself: “There should be a law against that?”If so, Nathan Cullen has a contest for you.The New Democrat MP is inviting constituents in his northern British Columbia riding to send him ideas for a new law.He’ll take the winner to parliamentary legal beagles to write up as draft legislation over the summer and introduce it as a private member’s bill in the fall.The contest is open only to constituents in Skeena-Bulkley Valley. But Cullen hopes the idea will catch on with other MPs, who’ll run their own contests and eventually give Canadians across the country the chance to become lawmakers.“I just think the wisdom of the crowd is untapped,” said Cullen, who also sees the contest as a fun way to try to combat cynicism about politics.“It’s very difficult, particularly to get young people, but people in general, involved. My thinking is, you can’t just use the platitudes — ‘We want you involved, we care what you say’ — we actually have to trust voters, beyond just their vote once every four years, to have real influence over what we do.”Private member’s bills don’t often become law and Cullen acknowledges those that do are typically “safe, meaningless bills” — like declaring a “national hot dog day.”But he points to the outcome of a similar contest he used to run for young people in his riding as proof that it is possible for average folks to have real influence on the federal legislative agenda.Back in 2009, three teenage girls from Smithers, B.C., won Cullen’s “create your Canada” competition with a proposed law to ban the export of cancer-causing asbestos.At the time, Cullen said his own party was nervous about the idea and the other major parties were opposed — all of them worried about a backlash in Quebec, home to Canada’s asbestos industry. He nevertheless introduced a private member’s bill on the matter — flying the girls to Ottawa to witness the occasion — and, while the bill never passed, he credits it with starting a conversation that ultimately led to a ban on asbestos six years later.“These young women, they just got a bunch of allies and they got people who were excited about it and their voices carried a different kind of weight … These young women didn’t care about conventional (political) thinking.”Cullen is opening up the current contest to adults, as well as kids, and will accept proposals until the end of June, after which a volunteer panel of local business, faith, cultural and ethnic leaders will choose the winner. He’ll fly the winner to Ottawa to witness introduction of their bill in the fall.Cullen vows to champion the bill whether or not he personally agrees with it. There are only a few restrictions on contest entries; proposed laws must be within federal jurisdiction and compliant with the charter of rights, and must not involve any new spending.“I’m keeping it very vague in terms of what the bill has to try to accomplish, which is try to make Canada a better place … and that will be from their perspective, not mine.”last_img read more

Rogers Q1 profit adjusted earnings soar on revenue growth

first_imgTORONTO – Rogers Communications Inc. saw its first-quarter profit soar from the same time last year as its wireless division experienced a growth spurt that exceeded analyst estimates.The wireless, cable, internet and media company’s net profit was $425 million, up 37 per cent from $310 million in the comparable period last year.Adjusted earnings grew even more, rising by 45 per cent to $477 million, while total revenue was $3.63 billion, up eight per cent from $3.37 billion last year.The net profit reported by Rogers, under a new accounting standard that it adopted for this year, amounted to 83 cents per share, up from 60 cents per share.Growth in consolidated EBITDA, earnings before taxes and other items, was 11.1 per cent — above the consensus estimate of 5.9 per cent.More than half of total revenue for Rogers was from the wireless division, which was up nine per cent to $2.19 billion.Rogers chief executive Joe Natale told analysts in a conference call after the results were released Thursday afternoon that the overall wireless marketplace, including the company’s rivals, appears to have had healthy growth during the quarter.In addition, he said, Rogers made progress in reducing the loss of customers — or churn — by proactively looking for ways to retain customers and investing in improvements at its call centres.“If you look at what we’ve been focused on, we’ve been focusing on doing a better job of managing our base of customers and really kind of looking through our base and looking at retention — proactive retention opportunities,” Natale said.He said the investments in systems “will continue to pay dividends for us.”Among the wireless performance metrics that contributed to the quarter was 95,000 net postpaid additions — compared with 60,000 a year earlier — and reduced postpaid churn of 1.08 per cent, down from 1.1 per cent a year earlier.The consensus estimate had been for about 55,000 net postpaid additions and churn of 1.13 per cent.The first quarter’s wireless results were a stark contrast to the fourth quarter, when 72,000 net subscriber additions were below estimates.Natale said estimated on a Jan. 25 analyst call that technical problems in December, during a seasonally important period, had cost Rogers about 35,000 net additions to its subscriber base in the fourth quarter.Rogers has one of Canada’s three national wireless networks, operating under the Rogers, Fido and Chatr brands.It also owns the Toronto Blue Jays baseball team through its media division and one of Canada’s largest cable TV networks, based mostly in Ontario and Atlantic Canada.Natale said revenue growth at the Rogers media division — which was up 12 per cent from a year ago to $532 million — was primarily due to sports.Companies in this story: (TSX:RCI.B)last_img read more

EPA pollution cases sent to prosecutors hits 30year low

first_imgWASHINGTON — Government figures show the Environmental Protection Agency has hit a 30-year low in the number of pollution cases referred for criminal prosecution.Justice Department data released Tuesday by the non-profit Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility and obtained by The Associated Press show the EPA referred 166 cases for federal prosecution in fiscal year 2018 under the Trump administration.That’s down from 228 in 2016, the last year of the Obama administration.The figure under President Donald Trump is the lowest since 1988, when Ronald Reagan was president and 151 cases were referred to prosecutors.The EPA says its resources are concentrated on the “most significant and impactful” cases.PEER executive director Jeff Ruch says EPA enforcement has almost reached a level where it is “lacking a pulse.”Ellen Knickmeyer, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Chowkidar Narendra Modi PM flaunts prefix

first_imgNew Delhi: A day after launching the “Main Bhi Chowkidar (I am a watchman too)” campaign on social media, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday changed the title of his Twitter account to “Chowkidar Narendra Modi”. BJP President Amit Shah followed with “Chowkidar Amit Shah”, and tweeted: “The one who made cleanliness a moral value… he is called Chowkidar #MainBhiChowkidar. Say with all your heart #ChowkidarPhirSe (watchman again).” Shah’s remarks came after senior BJP leaders and Union Ministers Piyush Goyal, J.P. Nadda, Harsh Vardhan and Dharmendra Pradhan followed suit, changing their names similarly on Twitter accounts. On Saturday after Modi launched his party’s “Main Bhi Chowkidar (I am a watchman too)” campaign ahead of the general election that begins in April. He posted a video with the same title on Twitter, saying: “Your Chowkidar is standing firm and serving the nation”. The campaign counters Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s repeated attacks on Modi and his government over various alleged malhandling of economic and defence deals and situations, with the slogan, “Chowkidar Chor Hai (watchman is a thief)”. “Five years ago, chowkidar said he wanted to fight corruption. He said he wanted to make it a ‘Congress-mukt Bharat’. Today, the slogan of ‘Acche Din Aayenge’ has changed to ‘Chowkidar chor hai’,” Gandhi has been repeating at rallies. Gandhi latched on to the word “chowkidar” as Modi during the 2014 Lok Sabha campaigning promised to work as a “chowkidar” to guard people’s money and their trust once elected.last_img read more

College coaches crossing the line

Ohio State football players don’t know just how nice they have it.Not only do they enjoy incredible practice and workout facilities, a tradition-rich program and prominent national exposure on a weekly basis, but they don’t even get locked in a shed, verbally humiliated or punched in the face when they screw up.That’s a perk worth more than all the training tables, stipends and bowl gifts put together.In a college football environment that has seen Mark Mangino of Kansas fired for physically and verbally abusing his players (allegedly), Texas Tech’s Mike Leach canned for locking receiver Adam James in a darkened tool shed (allegedly) and the dismissal of South Florida’s Jim Leavitt for grabbing a player by the throat and striking him (allegedly) for a miscue on special teams, these Buckeyes should be counting their lucky stars to have a coach like Jim Tressel.Just ask Ray Small.If anyone on this past season’s OSU team could have benefited from a good lock-down or face smacking, it was him. If Tressel’s policy on missed classes, bobbled punts and smoking weed (allegedly) included such humiliations, Small would have looked like Rocky Balboa after 12 rounds with Clubber Lang.My prediction for Small’s career had he played for coaches Mangino or Leavitt?Pain.Probably a better case for comparison would be freshman Duron Carter’s treatment. His case is a little more salient because, like Adam James, he is the son of a former pro football player who now has the national platform provided by being a television football analyst.In light of his academic failures (allegedly), Carter was merely suspended by Tressel before the Rose Bowl rather than locked away in a janitor’s closet at the RPAC.Tressel has had his fair share of malcontents and miscreants to deal with. Early in his career at OSU, Tressel was forced to decide the fate of senior quarterback Steve Bellisari for driving under the influence. The following season, Louis Irizarry and Ira Guilford were arrested for attempted robbery.Each time, Tressel had a hard decision to make. In Bellisari’s case, it meant benching his starting quarterback for the game against arch-rival Michigan. For Irizarry and Guilford, he had to make the difficult choice to sever their ties with the program. For a man of coach Tressel’s integrity and compassion, that was certainly a difficult decision to make.To be fair, OSU is not unfamiliar to the tactics of a harsh disciplinarian. Some of our campus roads and buildings are named after one of the most aggressive coaches ever to stalk the sidelines of a college football game: Woody Hayes.Just ask Charlie Bauman. He was the Clemson nose guard who had the audacity to intercept a pass in the Gator Bowl and was then on the receiving end of a throat punch delivered by Hayes on the sideline.At that point, OSU officials’ hands were tied and they had no other choice then to let the venerable Hayes go. Just as the athletic directors at Kansas, Texas Tech and South Florida had no choice.Gone are the days of mothers and fathers sending their sons off to task-masters such as Hayes or former Indiana basketball coach Bob Knight to be forged into men in a crucible of fire.In their place are parents like Ken Small and Craig James who are laboring under the illusion that just because their sons lit up the scoreboards for their respective high schools they are somehow entitled to being handled with kid gloves on the collegiate level.Given this level of coddling, once these student-athletes are outside of their insulated, athletic bubbles, they can hardly be blamed for thinking that the world revolves around them.Tressel can’t save every soul that comes under his tutelage. Some are beyond redemption before they ever set foot on campus (See: Maurice Clarett). But his track record is better than most, and for that, Buckeye fans should be proud.So three of the more brutish coaches in the ranks of college football are looking for work and the athletes left behind know that they are the ones holding the trump cards if their new coaches tick them off.Allegedly. read more

Pochettino declines comparison between Mourinho and Solskjaer

first_imgMauricio Pochettino refused to give an answer over why Manchester United have improved since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho as manager.The Tottenham Hotspur boss is the bookies favourite to be named the next permanent manager at Old Trafford but insists he’s not focused on what’s going on at United ahead of their Premier League clash this Sunday.“I think from the distance it’s so difficult,’ Pochettino said, according to Daily Mail.“Of course I cannot be unfair with both managers. After Mourinho, the reality is that they’ve won five games in a row.”“Always you know that when a new person arrives, or manager, it’s like refreshing the atmosphere at the club, and for many players that maybe didn’t play with another manager, it’s an option to play more.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“It’s a new voice that motivates you. But of course I’m not going to judge. It’s so unfair to judge Ole because he’s won five games or lost five games.”“It’s not fair to judge in both ways and it’s not fair to judge Mourinho’s job. Mourinho is one of the best managers in the world. For different reasons that I don’t know, cannot perceive, his relationship stopped with the club.”“Of course for me only I am focused on trying to win the game on Sunday. Because we know that we need the three points to be in that race for the Premier League, to be in the top four, for the end of the season to be there.”“I have huge respect for Mourinho and of course for Solksjaer. I cannot talk about what happened and what is happening.”last_img read more