Gardai investigate assault on man

first_imgFacebook GARDAI are investigating an attack on a man in the city centre some time after 2am yesterday morning in Upper William Street.It is understood the victim, who is believed to be in his early twenties, was assaulted by a group of men and received a laceration to the face.He was taken to the Mid Western Regional Hospital, but was released a short time later. Print Advertisement WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Linkedin NewsLocal NewsGardai investigate assault on manBy admin – May 5, 2009 476 Email Previous articleMan dies in road accidentNext articleCollins family to march in honour of Roy’s death adminlast_img

SMC club inspires Catholic dialogue

first_imgFour Saint Mary’s students introduced a new club last semester, called Christ Lights. Junior club president Sofia Piecuch said she started the club with fellow juniors Clare Lambert, vice president, Olivia Beck, treasurer, and Brianna Noll, secretary, with hopes to strengthen her Catholic faith during her time as an undergraduate.“The idea for the club originated when I found myself wanting to go much deeper into my faith and strengthen my Catholic identity,” Piecuch said, “Quite often, I would turn to Notre Dame to find spaces to cultivate my faith, as they have a plethora of extremely wonderful clubs and worship groups to choose from. I quickly found my niche, [but] wished that Saint Mary’s could offer similar student groups.”Piecuch said she found that other students shared her desire to learn more about Catholicism and share their personal faith struggles with one another.“I think college is a critical time in a person’s life; your parents aren’t there to make you go to mass so it is easy to let that slide and neglect things,” Lambert said. “It is also a good opportunity to grow in your faith, and I think that’s really important.”Noll said starting Christ Lights was a good opportunity to meet with other Catholics on campus to share in their faiths and help each other better understand the teachings and beliefs within Catholicism.Piecuch defined Christ Lights as a student-run Catholic initiative, which seeks to bring students together in community and fellowship as well as help students grow in their understanding of faith. Piecuch said the patron saint of Christ Lights is Blessed Chiara Luce Badano.“Christ Lights is a place to ask questions, to pray, as well as seek emotional and spiritual support over a cup of coffee,” Piecuch said.  “We also wish to respond to Pope Francis’ call to all Catholics to evangelize by providing resources to train Catholics to be loving explainers and defenders of the faith.”Christ Lights hopes to both host faith-building events at Saint Mary’s as well as go on trips to Catholic conferences, Piecuch said.“Our two long-term goals are to host a retreat in the fall with the theme of ‘Catholic Apologetics,’ as well as to apply for a grant to fund travel and registration for the Catholic Answers National Apologetics Conference in San Diego in September,” Piecuch said.Piecuch said Christ Lights is open to students from Saint Mary’s, Notre Dame and Holy Cross.“I wanted to start something that could also be attractive to Notre Dame and Holy Cross student, encouraging them to visit our campus and thus foster greater tri-campus friendship,” Piecuch said. “We seek to take this knowledge [of our faith] and put it into action in order to unify our tri-university community with respect and love.”Piecuch said Christ Lights plans to hold weekly meetings on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in Dalloways Clubhouse at Saint Mary’s. Between discussion weeks, Piecuch said the club hopes to host speakers who will talk about subjects pertaining to being Catholic in a modern world.“Every other week, the meeting will serve as a faith sharing group in which people can raise questions they have about the Catholic faith, share situations where their beliefs were challenged, ask for prayer intentions, and so on,” Piecuch said. “Turning to resources, such as the catechism of the Catholic Church, we will seek to collectively find answers and support one another.”Christ Lights will be hosting a snowman building contest on Wednesday, February 4th, open to all members of the tri-campus community.Tags: Brianna Noll, Catholic faith club, Christ Lights, Clare Lambert, new club at Saint Mary’s to focus on Catholicism, Olivia Beck, Sofia Piecuchlast_img read more

Nuhu Liman to referee Hearts v Kotoko

first_imgClass One match official Yakubu Nuhu Liman has been appointed to take charge of the ‘Super Clash’ between Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko on Sunday.The Wa-based referee will be centre official for the Glo Premier League’s top liner this weekend at the Accra Sports Stadium.Nuhu Liman will be assisted on the lines by Augustine Akugre and Osman Ouedragou in the match-day-24 clash.Samuel Gyasi is the fourth official.Sunday, May 5Match: Hearts of Oak v Asante Kotoko Venue: Accra Sports StadiumReferee: Yakubu Nuhu LimanAssistant 1: Augustine AkugreAssistant 2: Osman Ouedragou4th Official: Samuel Gyasilast_img

Augusta National adds first 2 female members

first_imgWOMEN IN GREEN—South Carolina financier Darla Moore and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will become the first women in green jackets when the Augusta National Golf Club opens for a new season in October. (AP Photos/File) by Doug FergusonAP Golf Writer NEW YORK (AP)—For the first time in its 80-year history, Augusta National Golf Club has female members.The home of the Masters, under increasing criticism the last decade because of its all-male membership, invited former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and South Carolina financier Darla Moore to become the first women in green jackets when the club opens for a new season in October. Both women accepted.“This is a joyous occasion,” Augusta National chairman Billy Payne said Monday.The move likely ends a debate that intensified in 2002 when Martha Burk of the National Council of Women’s Organizations urged the club to include women among its members. Former club chairman Hootie Johnson stood his ground, even at the cost of losing Masters television sponsors for two years, when he famously said Augusta National might one day have a woman in a green jacket, “but not at the point of a bayonet.”The comment took on a life of its own, becoming either a slogan of the club’s resolve not to give in to public pressure or a sign of its sexism, depending on which side of the debate was interpreting it.Payne, who took over as chairman in 2006 when Johnson retired, said consideration for new members is deliberate and private, and that Rice and Moore were not treated differently from other new members. Even so, he took the rare step of announcing two of the latest members to join because of the historical significance.“These accomplished women share our passion for the game of golf and both are well known and respected by our membership,” Payne said in a statement. “It will be a proud moment when we present Condoleezza and Darla their green jackets when the club opens this fall. This is a significant and positive time in our club’s history and, on behalf of our membership, I wanted to take this opportunity to welcome them and all of our new members into the Augusta National family.”Tiger Woods, who knows Rice through a mutual connection to Stanford, applauded the move.“I think the decision by the Augusta National membership is important to golf,” Woods said. “The Club continues to demonstrate its commitment to impacting the game in positive ways. I would like to congratulate both new members, especially my friend Condi Rice.”Augusta National, which opened in December 1932 and did not have a Black member until 1990, is believed to have about 300 members. While the club until now had no female members, women were allowed to play the golf course as guests.Rice, 57, was the national security adviser under former President George W. Bush and became secretary of state in his second term. The first Black woman to be a Stanford provost in 1993, she now is a professor of political economy at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.“I have visited Augusta National on several occasions and look forward to playing golf, renewing friendships and forming new ones through this very special opportunity,” Rice said in a statement released by the club. “I have long admired the important role Augusta National has played in the traditions and history of golf. I also have an immense respect for the Masters Tournament and its commitment to grow the game of golf, particularly with youth, here in the United States and throughout the world.”Rice recently was appointed to the U.S. Golf Association’s nominating committee.Moore, 58, first rose to prominence in the 1980s with Chemical Bank, where she became the highest-paid woman in the banking industry. She is vice president of Rainwater, Inc., a private investment company founded by her husband, Richard Rainwater. She was the first woman to be profiled on the cover of Fortune Magazine, and she made a $25 million contribution to her alma mater, South Carolina, which renamed its business school after her.Johnson regarded the membership debate as infringing on the rights of a private club, even though every April it hosts the Masters, the most popular of the four major championships, which brings in millions of dollars through television rights for the highest-rated telecast in golf.last_img read more

See Virat Kohli’s new bomb hairstyle to welcome in 2020!

first_imgImage Courtesy: PTI/Instagram(@virat.kohli)Advertisement 9xf4yaNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs7g2Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Er9383z( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 5tWould you ever consider trying this?😱8ij5jmCan your students do this? 🌚16fov9Roller skating! Powered by Firework Virat Kohli finished the year of 2019 as the top batsman in ICC’s ranking of test batsmen. Hailed by Team India’s head coach Ravi Shastri himself, the skipper is not just a patron of the sport in the country, but also an icon of fashion statement. Just after welcoming the new year, Kohli revealed an all new hairstyle that has set the social media on fire!Advertisement Image Courtesy: PTI/Instagram(@virat.kohli)Just after coming back from his new year vacation of Switzerland with better half Anushka Sharma, Kohli posted two stories on his official Instagram yesterday, donning in an all new hair do.The Royal Challengers Bangalore got his haircut from the renowned Mumbai bsaed hairstylist Aalim Hakim, owner of Hakim’s Aalim Bandra salon in Mumbai. In the pics, the captain was seen in a short top trim, along with shaved sides.Advertisement In the new haircut, Kohli uploaded two selfies with Hakim, with the caption in one of the pics: “Thanks for a top cut bro @aalimhakim”Image Courtesy: Instagram(@virat.kohli)We can expect that the fans of the Indian cricketing icon will be sporting the haircut soon.Advertisement On the eve of the new year of 2020, Virushka were seen together in another Instagram post, with the couple wearing a beautiful black dress and a classy suit.Back in December, Kohli went past Aussie superstar Steve Smith as the world no. 1 test batsman in ICC’s test batsmen list.Recently, the Men in Blues gaffer Ravi Shastri praised Kohli for his contribution for uplifting test cricket in the country, and also for being the most successful captain for Team India in the game format.Speaking to IANS, thhe 57 year old said: “I have not seen one perfect captain. You will have captains with different strengths and weaknesses. I have not seen any perfect captain till today.”“With Virat you can see he is someone who is improving by the day. The passion, the energy, the drive he brings to the cricket field is unmatched. I have not seen any other captain bring that kind of energy onto the cricket field.” Shastri added.India will be hosting Sri Lanka on their first day of the upcoming T20 series this Sunday at the Barsapara Stadium in Guahati, and captain Kohli will be on the ground with his new haircut.Also read-Virat Kohli ends 2019 as the number 1 batsman in the ICC Test rankingsEven Virat Kohli can’t believe his 10 Year transformation challenge! Advertisementlast_img read more

Red Bank Coalition Launches Bilingual Health Program at Bodega

first_imgRED BANK – Shaping Red Bank, a coalition working to prevent obesity and improve health and well-being, introduced a bilingual consumer health program today at El Guero Grocery, a bodega on the Westside of Red Bank.Twenty third-grade students from Red Bank Charter School were the first to get a lesson on the coalition’s “Healthy Pick” program, which includes a visual system to assist consumers in selecting foods and beverages that are lower in salt, sugar and fat, and to encourage lean meat and poultry, whole grains and fresh fruits and vegetables.“Through the Healthy Pick program, the Shaping Red Bank Coalition aims to make the healthy choice the easy choice for Red Bank families,” said Sandra Van Sant, health officer for the Monmouth County Regional Health Commission, a leader in organizing the coalition.Yellow “Healthy Pick” stickers in Spanish and English readily identify the healthier options on the store shelves at El Guero and shoppers are also receiving bilingual healthy tip cards when they check out as part of the education program.The program piloted by El Guero, is one of three healthy living initiatives developed by Shaping Red Bank and funded with a $7,500 grant from the New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids. In addition to Healthy Pick, the coalition is working with faith-based communities to improve their members’ knowledge of good nutrition and with the borough Parks & Recreation Department to improve and promote walking in Red Bank.The Coalition got its start over a year ago when the health commission, The Community YMCA, the Parker Family Health Center and the Red Bank Department of Parks and Recreation began working on the obesity prevention grant. Since then, several more local organizations have joined the local effort to prevent obesity and encourage healthier lifestyles among borough families.“By working together, community organizations can better address the growing dual health crises of diabetes and obesity,” Van Sant said, noting that New Jersey has the highest rate of obesity in the country among children 2-5 years old.The Shaping Red Bank Coalition is part of Shaping New Jersey, a statewide obesity prevention partnership of over 150 organizations dedicated to curbing obesity in New Jersey. Local organizations and businesses that comprise Shaping Red Bank are: the Brookdale Network, El Guero Grocery, Juanito’s, the Monmouth County Regional Health Commission, the Parker Family Health Center, Pilgrim Baptist Church, Red Bank schools, Red Bank Borough Department of Parks & Recreation, the Red Bank Library, the Red Bank Resource Network, Riverview Medical Center and The Community YMCA.last_img read more

Say NO to racism

first_img“As we reflect on what the Human Rights Day mean to this country, all South Africans must say NO to racism in whatever form. Events over the last few weeks have focused the attention of South Africans on the fact that racism did not disappear with liberation.”So says Anant Singh, renowned South African filmmaker and a Board Member of the International Marketing Council (IMC) of SA.Earlier this year Singh presented a human rights video depicting abuses world-wide, this video was used as a scene setter at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where political and financial decision makers gather once a year.[VIDEO]“The video shows that human rights abuses are not just a South African phenomenon. However, the recent events at the University of the Free State, the controversy around the Forum of Black Journalists, the shootings at Skielik underlines the need for all of us to once again commit ourselves to non-racism.“Our constitution expects us to build a society based on equality, non-racialism and non-sexism. We have certainly laid a firm foundation, these last weeks have shown however that we dare not relax,” said Singh.Supporting this call, Yvonne Johnston, CEO of the International Marketing Council of South Africa, said that there are threats to social cohesion in the country. “In the 14 years of democracy, many gains have been made, a firm foundation has been laid, let us protect it. Let us continue building a South Africa that we can all be proud of, let us embrace human rights once again. Consider your individual role – change begins with you”“The racist incidents of our recent past are an indication of what I’m saying. We must indeed say NO to racism, to violence against women and children, to crime and corruption.“We have come a long way and remarkable progress has been made. We as South Africans must reach out across all divides to build national reconciliation, shared pride and a new patriotism based on respect for human rights. We have done it before, let us do it again!”last_img read more

South Africa’s shoe-shine king

first_img18 December 2015“We’re the biggest shoe-shine company in Africa,” says Lere Mgayiya, the founder of Lere’s Shoe Shine Experience, which operates in three major South African airports, in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.Shoe-shine king Lere Mgayiya: a home-grown success story— Destiny Man (@Destiny_Man) July 14, 2015But starting a business wasn’t easy, Mgayiya says. A former South African Airways employee, he is a serial entrepreneur who started up several small businesses that were unsuccessful. In his life, Mgayiya has sold produce – he sold eggs to the Parliament canteen – as well as worked with livestock; he has also had a public mobile phone business and dabbled in stock market investment.Ultimately, those efforts proved fruitless. “I was considered a loser by my peers and family because I resigned from SAA and the money I invested was gone. That created a lot of pressure for me to look for a job. But I did not want to do that because it is not who I am at all,” Mgayiya says.In 2002, inspired by an article about a local shoe shiner, he invested in the man’s business. He also added its unique selling point – the airport locations.Lere’s Shoe Shine at OR Tambo are fantastic! Love these guys. Please support them they do a fantastic job! @pavlobiz— Aki Anastasiou (@AkiAnastasiou) November 11, 2014Having worked in airports before, he understood that passenger traffic passing through would make it a strategic location for his service. He used his connections to negotiate a deal to operate at Cape Town International Airport. The company, initially named Airport Shoe Shine, started off slow but steady. Mgayiya sold most of his valuables to invest in his first luxury shiner’s chair and the company’s single employee.“We worked 18 hours a day, six days a week,” he remembers, with the hard work paying off in a substantial profit in the first two months, money he invested back into the company. With two more chairs and more shiners, the business soared.The company’s biggest break was when it received authorisation to open at OR Tambo International, South Africa’s largest airport, where the shiners became a popular feature for travelling businesspeople.Mgayiya partnered with Airports Company South Africa (Acsa), which operates the airports in the country, in his inevitable, unconventional way.“I had read about Acsa looking to encourage businesses within the airport and one day saw the chief executive walking around the Cape Town terminal. I walked up and told her how well she was doing; how I could see how she had turned the business around because I was at the airport every day. And she was so impressed that she asked me why I had not expanded to Johannesburg.”The rest is history.In 2008, the business expanded to OR Tambo and Durban’s King Shake airports and soon after into five other airports around South Africa. However, the stress of running eight detached locations on a limited budget led Mgayiya to close some and focus on the major airports in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban.“We learnt our lesson. We expanded too quickly to inappropriate places, which almost killed our business. We had to kill those operations fast before they killed us,” Mgayiya says.But as these three continue to gain more customers, Lere’s Shoe Shine is now eyeing expansion again. This time, though, the business is looking to go global, with plans for partnerships in the US and UK, as well as in the rest of [email protected] @Radio702 staff treated to shoe shine from Elliot for Lere’s Shoe Shine @BDO_SA for the 1st #CEOSleepoutZA— mich (@michalentweet) May 5, 2015Mgayiya’s business philosophy is simple: passion and clever thinking are more important to entrepreneurs than just money. The business’s customers – be they tourists arriving in South Africa for the first time or seasoned business travellers – always enjoy having someone to talk to. “They enjoy the experience of interacting with (the shoe shiner), (so all my) employees have extrovert personalities“They’re someone to connect with, talk to, when you’re far from home in a hard, cold place like an airport, it’s nice to find a quiet, relaxed space for a chance to stop and relax for a moment and maybe engage meaningfully with someone that you might not have met in any other situation. That’s what this business is really about, everything else will follow if you engage with the client.”Today, Mgayiya has 45 employees and he estimates his company shines the shoes of between 120 000 and 130 000 customers a year.His advice to budding entrepreneurs is to be prepared to commit themselves completely to their business, even if it means facing greater risks. “If you are not invested in that business, it changes the chances of success.”He firmly believes that good businesses are made from good ideas, from your head and heart. “It is the driving force which is generated from the love and passion for those ideas that makes it successful – it is not just the money,” Mgayiya says.“No matter how poor you are, no matter where you come from in life. it is your brain that makes you successful and your heart that drives you.”Source: AFKInsiderlast_img read more

Engineering Hybrid Documents

first_imgThe last entry discussed CAD file viewers that enable any user to view the CAD model data created from applications in the original file format.Another twist when working with CAD documents is that not only is the underlying data complex but often the ‘document’ itself is not a single file, but a packet of files. For example, a CAD document might consist of vector graphic layers superimposed on top of a TIFF image.  The TIFF image is stored in one file and the other layer components may be in one or multiple files.These multi-file CAD model documents are often referred to as hybrid documents.The document repository manages the document relationships and understands which file of the hybrid document packet is the primary CAD drawing and which files are components that are referenced by the primary file.But hybrid documents and thin-client applications can present special problems. Retrieving and managing hybrid documents from standard web-based storage applications can be painful. Web browsers understand MIME types, but they don’t know about the concept of hybrid documents.  Users expect to be able to single-click on a document reference returned from a document repository search and automatically launch and display the document in the view application.  But to launch and view a hybrid document requires that all the component files of the hybrid document be first downloaded to the user’s machine and located in the same directory.When the browser communicates with the web server it can only receive a single file in response to a server request.  And for security reasons there is no way to specify where the file will be downloaded on the client machine.  So getting all the files onto the client machine, having them located in the same directory, and then launching the view application can be a challenge in a standard browser.Formtek solves the problem by including a browser plugin with its web application.  The plugin loads onto the user machine a single time, and thereafter the browser client can efficiently communicate with the server to download all component files and then launch the view application.  The whole process is initiated with a single click and the whole process works like the user would expect.last_img read more

Pull the Plug or Life Support? Google Wants To Know Your Final Wishes

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Google announced today that it has begun prompting users of its online health information service to fill out Advanced Care Directives, the documents that communicate end-of-life wishes ahead of time in case you’re unable to communicate while hospitalized. On one level, that makes sense: communicate your wishes about being kept on life support or not and store it online with a very stable service provider. On another level, though, this is creepy. The huge stores of knowledge about our lives and world now contained on the servers of huge companies like Google and Facebook could be put to great use – or they could end up providing the foundation for a sci-fi horror story. Chances are, reality will be somewhere in between. All this centralized information about us will be useful, a little invasive and a little disappointing in the utility actually delivered. When the worst-case scenario story gets written, though, it’s hard to imagine this won’t be a chapter.Google is working with an organization called Caring Connections to provide an Advanced Care Directive template that can be printed, filled out and then scanned. Once scanned into Google Health, it’s easy for your health care practitioner to access. Let’s hope it stays secure, that end of life information.That sounds great. For example, we wrote this Spring about a related, independent service that provides this type of functionality called Legacy Locker. That company’s security measures look great, and they aren’t Google. Which would you prefer to entrust with your dying wishes? It’s something to think about.Just remember that for a growing number of people, Google now knows about our search histories, our email behavior, our telephone activity, our genetic codes, what the front of our homes look like…and now how we want to be treated when we’re dying. It’s all very useful. I’m just saying. Tags:#news#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img marshall kirkpatrick Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more