‘Drive it Home’ anti-litter campaign launched in The Rosses

first_imgDrivers in one of Donegal’s most scenic areas are being asked to take their rubbish home rather than throwing it out of their car window in a new ‘Drive it Home’ anti-litter campaign.The campaign was launched in The Rosses in Donegal, involving seven Tidy Town groups who have joined forces following their annual community clean ups as part of the county-wide #BigDonegalCleanUp and An Taisce’s National Spring Clean initiative.After all their efforts in recent months, the groups are now asking drivers to play their part and ‘drive their rubbish home’ rather than discarding of it in some of the most beautiful scenic areas in the country. representatives from the 7 Tidy Town Groups, Suzanne Bogan, Waste Awareness Officer, Donegal County Council and students from primary and secondary schools in The RossesCampaign organiser Nuala Bonner from Dungloe Tidy Towns group explained: “when we were doing our clean ups the amount of litter along the roadsides was just astonishing.  Everything from plastic bottles to takeaway boxes and bags, to sweet wrappers, crisp packets to dirty nappies were found and these items did not get there on their own.  They had to be thrown out of car windows.  And we are simply asking people to think before they throw rubbish out of the car window and to take it home and dispose of it in their own household waste.”The launch took place in the Public Service Centre in Dungloe at 11.30am on Wednesday (8 May) where the Tidy Town Groups and local schools were joined with local elected member Cllr. Maire Therese Gallagher who complimented the groups and the schools on this initiative.Students from Scoil Cholmcille National School, Acres Burtonport at the launch of the Drive it Home Roadside Anti-litter Awareness CampaignNuala Bonner from Dungloe Tidy Towns explaining the Drive it Home initiative to students attending the launch on Wednesday in Dungloe Public Service Centre.Nuala Bonner added “each child from the local schools will be asked to take a car sticker home with the campaign message ‘Drive it home’ and we are hoping that people will display this sticker on their vehicles for other motorists to see and hopefully this will raise people’s awareness and encourage them to join and support our campaign”.Cathaoirleach of Glenties MD, Cllr. John Sheamais Ó’Fearraigh commended the groups on this initiative saying “it is great to see the groups working together in The Rosses to get this message out there.  I have seen first-hand the brilliant work done by groups over the last few months and to see litter dropped along the roadside a few days after a community clean-up is so frustrating. “I am joining with the community of The Rosses and indeed all communities in Donegal in asking drivers and their passengers not to throw rubbish out of their car or van windows but to drive it home.  This is not only an insult to the many volunteers who work tirelessly to keep their areas looking pristine but it is illegal and you could face prosecution.”Representatives from the 7 Tidy Town Groups, Suzanne Bogan, Waste Awareness Officer, Donegal County Council and students from primary and secondary schools in The RossesSuzanne Bogan, Waste Awareness Officer with Donegal County Council also congratulated the groups on this initiative and said Donegal County Council was delighted to support such a worthwhile campaign saying “this is a simple message and one that I would ask everyone to take on board.  The work done in this area over the last few months has been outstanding and we in Donegal County Council are delighted to be supporting this local initiative.  This initiative has been spearheaded by the local community and I think that in itself sends out a powerful message.  These are the people who work day in and day out to keep their communities looking pristine and litter free and they are appealing to motorists to respect their efforts and their beautiful area.”‘Drive it Home’ anti-litter campaign launched in The Rosses was last modified: May 9th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:‘Drive it Home’ anti-litter campaignlast_img read more

Weekly Wrap-up: Android Steals Market Share, Starbucks Goes Free, Google Earth on iPad, And More…

first_imgGaming in the Cloud: OnLive Launches TomorrowWeekly Poll: Is Mailing Your Data to the Cloud the Right Solution?Majority of Tech Experts Think Work Will Be Cloud-Based by 2020, Finds Pew Research CenterReadWriteEnterprise Our channel ReadWriteEnterprise is devoted to ‘enterprise 2.0’ and using social software inside organizations. Android Steals Market Share from iPhoneHackers Port Flash to Jailbroken iOSFrom Your Mouth to a Thousand Ears, New Apps Make Mobile Podcasting EasyMore Mobile Web coverageInternet of ThingsParliament of ThingsMore Internet of Things coverageCheck Out The ReadWriteWeb iPhone App We recently launched the official ReadWriteWeb iPhone app. As well as enabling you to read ReadWriteWeb while on the go or lying on the couch, we’ve made it easy to share ReadWriteWeb posts directly from your iPhone, on Twitter and Facebook. You can also follow the RWW team on Twitter, directly from the app. We invite you to download it now from iTunes. The Startup Toolkit: A Canvas For You to Sketch Your Business FrameworkShould Startups Worry about Their Company Culture?Y Combinator Hosts a Job Fair for Startups TomorrowReadWriteCloud Our channel ReadWriteCloud, sponsored by VMware and Intel, is dedicated to Virtualization and Cloud Computing. Related Posts ReadWriteStart Our channel ReadWriteStart, sponsored by Microsoft BizSpark, is dedicated to profiling startups and entrepreneurs. 5 Ways Google Can Up Its Game Against Office 2010Jive Bets on the Twitter Firehose and the Data Intensified Social EnterpriseOpen-Source Social Network Elgg Launching Hosted ServiceEnjoy your weekend everyone.Subscribe to Weekly Wrap-upYou can subscribe to the Weekly Wrap-up by RSS or by email below.RWW Weekly Wrap-up Email Subscription form: This week’s top story was about that escalating battle we love to watch: Android and iPhone’s fight for market share. We also continued our exploration of the significant Internet trends of 2010: Parliament loves the Internet of Things; augmented reality leader Layar turns 1; and there’s a dream team quietly gathering behind the real-time Web service SuperFeedr. Read on for more.Top Stories of the WeekAndroid Steals Market Share from iPhoneFree Wi-Fi is Just a Small Part of Starbucks’ Plan: Free Access to Paid Content Coming Fall 2010Forrst: Stack Overflow Meets TumblrIceland Passes Proposal to Become ‘New Media Haven’Google Earth on iPad…Wow!More coverage and analysis from ReadWriteWebReal-Time Web ReadWrite Sponsorscenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… The Dream Team Quietly Gathering Behind Real-Time Service SuperFeedrLove Big Data? Infochimps Have an API Call for ThatThe Dark Figure Of Social Media: What Can Twitter Teach Criminologists?More Real-Time Web coverage. Don’t miss the next wave of opportunity on the Web supported by real-time technology! Get ReadWriteWeb’s report, The Real-Time Web and its Future.Augmented RealityLayar Celebrates 1st Birthday With New Features and PartnershipsMore Augmented Reality coverageAugmented Reality for Marketers and Developers: Our Newest Research Report We’re pleased to announce ReadWriteWeb’s latest premium report, Augmented Reality for Marketers and Developers: Analysis of the Leaders, the Challenges and the Future. This report will help you develop a sophisticated understanding of Augmented Reality (AR), the mobile and Web technology that places data on top of a user’s view of the physical world. The research included will help you decrease your AR development time to market by learning from the first wave of early adopters. AR offers a new marketing and product paradigm for a high impact, high value customer experience. More than 1,000 AR campaigns were kicked-off last year and we expect to see many more in 2010. In this report, we profile key AR development companies, their campaigns as well as development lessons learned. For more information or to buy the report, visit here.Mobile Web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#web#Weekly Wrap-ups 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

You Don’t Have Time Not To . . .

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now You may think that going faster speeds things up, compresses sales cycle times, and gets things done. When it comes to human relationships and complex decisions, going faster will mostly work against you, bringing the results you want to a screeching halt.If you want to close deals faster, you need to do impeccably good work at every stage of the sales conversation, controlling the process, and delivering enough value to secure the next commitment. You are training value every step of the way. When you skip steps and fail to take care of your prospective client’s need in a race to the finish line, you disconnect from them and leave them behind.Fast is slow.You want your sales force to get better, but you don’t want to spend your time training, developing, and coaching them to their best performance. Instead, you tell them to go close deals, and you go and close their big deals for them. Actually, you are closing those deals for you. In doing so, you never develop your salespeople, they never improve, and you never make the difference you might have made.Haste, meet waste.You have time for whatever you believe is important. It is easy to believe that you don’t have time to do what is right and necessary, believing that you can bend the rules of the universe to your will, if you act with great urgency, and if you want something badly enough. This is to misunderstand nature, which has some fairly rigid rules. Reality is rather persistent, and your desire for fast results does not prevent the need to plant seeds in the Spring in order to produce a harvest in the Fall.I once heard it said that “Nine pregnant women cannot produce a baby in one month.” Most of the results you need require an investment of time, and without that investment being paid in full, those results are not forthcoming. There is no substitute for doing the work necessary, and the truth of the matter is, you don’t have time not to.last_img read more

Grand Slams planning to cut seeds from 32 back to 16 in 2019

first_imgSpain’s Rafael Nadal poses with his winning trophy after defeating South Africa’s Kevin Anderson during their 2017 US Open Men’s Singles final match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 10, 2017.Rafael Nadal raced to a third US Open title and 16th Grand Slam crown on Sunday with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 rout of South African giant Kevin Anderson. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMADGrand Slam tournaments are planning to return to seeding only 16 players, instead of 32, as of 2019, and now will give a player who is a late withdrawal because of an injury 50 percent of the first-round prize money.Also among the announcements by the Grand Slam Board on Tuesday after two days of meetings in London last week:ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Going back to 16 seeds in 2019 would, in theory anyway, make early upsets more likely. That’s because if all of the highest-ranked players enter the field, whoever is No. 1 could wind up facing whoever is No. 17 in the opening round.With 32 seeds, none was forced to play someone ranked higher than No. 33 before the third round.The changes with regard to first-round withdrawals, retirements and lack of full effort appear to be in response to what happened at Wimbledon this year. Novak Djokovic’s first-round match at Centre Court lasted all of 40 minutes, and Roger Federer’s went 43, before their opponents stopped playing because of pre-existing injuries. Two other men also stopped mid-match that day, bringing the first-round retirement total to seven and sparking discussion about whether spectators were being shortchanged.The rule changes issued Tuesday, and taking effect next year, let players collect half of the first-round prize money at a Grand Slam tournament if they are “unfit to play” and withdraw onsite after noon on Thursday but before the main draw begins. The person replacing them in the field — a “lucky loser” who failed to advance out of the qualifying rounds — will get the other half of that money, plus whatever they might accumulate by winning matches.The reasoning: Injured or ill players won’t start a match simply to collect their prize money before quitting.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort MOST READ UE sacks Derrick Pumaren Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments — A player who retires from a first-round match or “performs below professional standards” could face a fine as high as the entire prize money due a loser in that round.— A 25-second serve clock will be tried out at the Australian Open in January, but like at this year’s U.S. Open, not during main-draw matches.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout— Players could be fined up to $20,000 for violating “strictly enforced” prematch timing, which will give them one minute to meet at the net after walking on the court, five minutes for warming up, followed by one minute to be ready for play to begin.The four Grand Slam tournaments — the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, U.S. Open — doubled the number of seeded players to 32 in June 2001. That decision was made partly in response to complaints from clay-court specialists that they wanted more draw protection at Wimbledon, the only major tournament played on grass. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa The 25-second serve clock gives players 5 more seconds than ATP rules currently allow on the men’s tour.But Grand Slam Board Director Bill Babcock said the clock will be used at the 2018 Australian Open on a trial basis the way it was at the U.S. Open, which tested it only for events such as qualifying and junior matches. Read Next LATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’last_img read more

No resolution in sight for doping cases

first_imgWith a number of cases already pending before the anti-doping disciplinary panel, those involving six top quarter-milers of the country seem to be heading for another long battle after Wednesday’s hearing was adjourned for October 5.Defence counsel RK Anand sought reports on the second test of one of the athletes from the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) due to which the hearing had to be adjourned.Ashwini Akkunji, Sini Jose, Mandeep Kaur, Jauna Murmu, Priyanka Panwar and Tiana Mary Thomas appeared for their second hearing in the dope cases but there were hardly any arguments exchanged.The defence had sought the documentation package of all the athletes from NADA in the previous hearing. The packages of all the athletes were furnished but it came to light that Tiana tested positive for anabolic steroids in two different tests conducted by NADA – at the inter- state championships in June and an out-of-competition test in Patiala.That gave Anand an opportunity to ask for the documentation package of the second test and the hearing had to be adjourned even as the prosecution lawyer asked for it to go ahead with the available documents on other athletes. But chairman of the disciplinary panel Dinesh Dayal allowed Anand another long period to prepare his case.According to the NADA rules, the hearing has to be completed within three months but often the cases have dragged on for months and in some cases, for more than a year.In fact, a few months back, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) also pulled up NADA and asked it to hasten the hearing process. It was only then that NADA woke up to ask the disciplinary panels, which are independent bodies, to pick up the pace in the hearing processes.advertisementOn Wednesday, a three-member panel headed by Dayal also adjourned the hearing in the cases of 11 sports persons who tested positive for methylhexaneamine (MHA) last year.The MHA cases have been going on for close to a year, if not more than that, but the disciplinary panel hasn’t been able to come out with a verdict due to various delays at the pretext of some missing documents or the other.As the case dragged on, NADA stepped in and requested the panel to accelerate proceedings.A time-bound schedule for the hearings was proposed this week, but the hearing has now been adjourned till October 7.Seized or provided?The tests on the food supplements provided by the quartermilers have returned positive but it throws a serious question on what can be tested at the National Drug Testing Laboratory (NDTL) and what not.Besides, there is no clarity on whether the food supplements that were tested there were seized or voluntarily provided by the athletes.It has been reliably learnt that NADA never collected the food supplements from the athletes. It was the Sports Authority of India (SAI) which collected the samples at the behest the Mudgal committee, which is looking into the dope cases in athletics, and passed them on to the NDTL. However, as per the rules, NDTL cannot conduct tests except if the request comes from NADA or from any other national sports federation.Another question that arises is whether the supplements that have returned positive tests are the same as those substance found in the samples provided by the athletes.The banned substance, which has been found in the supplements, is ginseng and if brought to the notice of the panel, it may help the athletes to get a reduced sanction on the basis of “No fault or negligence clause,” mentioned in the NADA code.But for that, the hearing process will have to come to some conclusion which does not seem likely in the near future.Panel head pleads for more staffThe anti-doping disciplinary panelists, who decide the fate of India’s top athletes caught in the drug mess, are finding it hard to carry out their work in the absence of the required facilities.Justice CK Mahajan on Wednesday was once again critical of the National Anti- Doping Agency (NADA) for the lack of staff for him and other panelists. “I have been asking for a dedicated staff for hearing proceedings for a long time but I have got nothing,” said Mahajan as he got ready to dictate his order to a NADA official.It is just one official who has been designated to help the anti-doping disciplinary and appeals panel with its daily proceedings. Besides, the official also goes out for sample collection to various places outside the Capital and then has to maintain all the legal and laboratory records of the athletes which are to be provided to the panelists.advertisementAlso, he has to double up as a stenographer as well when the anti-doping panel dictates its order. On Wednesday, when another official came to take the order on a laptop, Mahajan made his displeasure clear.”It will take three days to dictate the order,” he said. Following his comments, one of the lawyers came in to take down the order.last_img read more

10 months agoAC Milan striker Cutrone: I’ve apologised to Gattuso

first_imgAC Milan striker Cutrone: I’ve apologised to Gattusoby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan striker Patrick Cutrone has apologised to coach Rino Gattuso for his strop during the stalemate with Bologna.Cutrone admits his reaction was wrong to being substituted.“It was all over in a flash. I know I was wrong, so I explained to the Coach that it was a misunderstanding,” Cutrone told Calciomercato.com.“I have already apologised to him and the whole squad. I was hurt and there was a misunderstanding with the bench over whether I was able to continue or not.“I take the blame, but every player wants to be out there and my desire was to give a bigger contribution to the team.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Nebraska Drops Cool Twitter Video Celebrating Dramatic Win Over Michigan State

first_imgQuarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. #4 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers leads the team on the field before the game.LINCOLN, NE – NOVEMBER 12: Quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. #4 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers leads the team on the field before the game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Memorial Stadium on November 12, 2016 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Things were not looking good for Nebraska entering Saturday’s game against undefeated Michigan State. The Huskers were 3-6, with a few of the worst losses of the season, and some were already calling for first year Nebraska coach Mike Riley’s job. Many of those fans are probably a bit higher on him today. Nebraska won a dramatic game, knocking the Spartans from the ranks of the unbeaten, and today, the Huskers’ Twitter account dropped a cool quick video recapping the night in Lincoln.These fans. Our house. Unreal atmosphere. There is NO PLACE like NEBRASKA. #GBR #Huskers pic.twitter.com/wmncFSRK5G— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) November 8, 2015The results haven’t always been there for the Huskers so far in 2015, but that is a win they won’t soon forget.last_img read more

Ohio State mens basketball preparing for stiff road test against Michigan State

For whatever reason you want to chalk up, Ohio State’s Deshaun Thomas and Evan Ravenel seemed at ease taking questions from reporters at an otherwise mundane Friday press conference-even with a road trip to Michigan State looming. The two, though, wore wide grins for most of the session. Thomas even postulated the notion of what would happen if he and sophomore forward Sam Thompson combine their skill sets into one super player. “With my skills and his athleticism-man,” Thomas said, his eyes lit up at idea of such a thing. “It’d be crazy.” It seemed to establish the tone of the day which also saw Thomas assert that Thompson would be like Los Angeles Clippers standout Blake Griffin if he 20 pounds heavier. Maybe it was because they, and the rest of OSU’s No. 11-ranked men’s basketball team, notched their first win over a ranked opponent this season. Maybe it was because, in the process, they’d ridden themselves of the stigma that supposed them hapless against teams of their own athletic prowess. Maybe it was because said win was against then-No. 2 ranked and previously unbeaten Michigan. But like OSU (13-3, 3-1 Big Ten) coach Thad Matta, though, Thomas and Ravenel agreed that a win like that might be best served with a short-term memory. Anything less could be cause for concern against a Spartan team (15-3, 4-1 Big Ten) undefeated within the vaunted confines of the Breslin Center in East Lansing, Mich. And even as the power structure in the Big Ten has changed in recent years, Matta said MSU’s house of horrors is as intimidating as any other place to play in the country. “I’d say it’s still right there in terms of toughest venues to play in,” Matta said. “It’s a great college environment.” Ravenel said OSU’s toughness, inevitably, will be tested. “I think Michigan State is probably one of the most physical teams you’ll ever get to play against in college basketball,” he said. “And that’s a credit to their coaching staff.” A coaching staff that has essentially assembled a program that Matta said has stood the test of time. “They play a certain way,” he said. And while Matta said the Spartans would have “certain alterations” in their game plan against OSU like they would for any other opponent, there’s certain things that the Tom Izzo-coached teams do exceptionally well. “You’ve got a team that is solid, they’ve got guys that can shoot, they’ve got guys that can rebound, they’ve got a strong low post game,” he said. Defensively, Ravenel said the teams are, in fact, actually quite similar. “The way that Coach Izzo gets his guys playing physical, lockdown defense, it’s just the way we do. We play physical,” he said. Whichever team can play more physical might be the game’s crux. OSU is set to take on MSU Saturday at 6 p.m. in East Lansing, Mich. read more

Ki Sungyueng announces retirement from international football

first_imgNewcastle United midfielder Ki Sung-yueng has announced in an official letter sent to the South Korean FA that he will be retiring from international football.Ki who is also the captain of the South Korean National team has been in the international football scene for 11 years.He made the announcement after he sustained injury while on international duty even though he had earlier planned to retire after the 2018 World Cup but South Korea convinced him to play one more tournament.“With the 2019 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup being my last event, I’m laying down the big honor and responsibility of the national team,” Ki said, in a letter sent to Korean Football Association and obtained by The Korea Herald.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“In my football career, the national team was more valuable than anything else. I want to thank fans who have loved and supported me for all this time.“The national team is having a difficult time after we failed to meet fans’ expectations at the Asian Cup, but I believe our players will overcome the difficulties under Bento’s guidance,“Now, I will be one of the football fans who support the national team and will wish the best for South Korean football.last_img read more

San Diego County School closures 111418

first_img Updated: 6:16 PM KUSI Newsroom November 13, 2018 Posted: November 13, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwittercenter_img San Diego County School closures 11/14/18 Del Lago Academy – Campus of Applied Science in the Escondido Union High School DistrictSolana Santa Fe School in the Solana Beach School District The safety and security of students, faculty, and staff is of the utmost importance to schools across the county. Because San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has activated a public safety power shutoff in certain parts of the county, the following districts and schools will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, Nov. 14.DistrictsJulian Union School DistrictJulian Union High School DistrictSpencer Valley School DistrictRancho Santa Fe School DistrictSchools This article will be continually updated. last_img read more