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Police investigate latest armed robbery in Derry

first_img Twitter Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Police investigate latest armed robbery in Derry Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Previous articleInvestigations underway after jeep crashes into Buncrana dole officeNext articlePolice urged to use extra resources to protect Derry businesses News Highland Pinterest By News Highland – December 28, 2013 Google+ Police in Derry are appealing for information following an armed robbery in the city last night.The incident took place in the Central Drive area at around 8.30 when two masked men entered a business premises, one of them armed with a handgun. A member of staff was threatened before the men made off with a sum of money. Nobody was injured in the incident.One of the men is described as being approx 5 8″ tall, of slim build and wearing a ski mask and a black leather jacket. The other man who remained at the front door, was also wearing a ski mask and is described as being slightly taller and wearing a padded coat.Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Stand Road Police Station. Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota WhatsApp 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report center_img News WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Facebook Facebook Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress schemelast_img read more

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World Cup stadium a hit with tourists

first_img13 May 2011Johannesburg’s FNB Stadium – previously known as Soccer City – is proving to be a hit with local and international tourists, both because of its status as South Africa’s flagship stadium during the 2010 Fifa World Cup, and because of its architectural genius.“Almost 40 000 tourists have toured the stadium since its transformation in 2010,” says Jacques Grobbelaar, chief executive of Stadium Management South Africa (SMSA), which runs the venue. “The numbers have increase significantly this year.”Tours of the FNB stadium have been extremely popular due, says Grobbelaar, offering “a first-hand view of the models and main stadium, the ‘ring of fire’, spectator stands, the pitch, players’ tunnel, change rooms, hospitality suites, venue operations centre and the ramps.”Grobbelaar says the high number of tourists expressing an interest in FNB Stadium prompted SMSA to roll out public tours of the city’s Dobsonville, Rand and Orlando stadiums as well.Tours of all four stadiums take place at 9am to 3pm from Monday to Friday and from 12 noon to 1.30pm on weekends. Adults pay R80 each, pensioners pay R70, while children under the age of six can join a tour for free. Schools can take learners on an excursion to the stadium for R30 each learner.Grobbelaar says the facility is the busiest of South Africa’s World Cup stadiums, namely Johannesburg’s Coca-Cola Park, Pretoria’s Loftus Versveld, Rustenburg’s Royal Bafokeng Palace, Nelspruit’s Mbombela Stadium, Polokwane’s Peter Mokaba Stadium, Bloemfontein’s Free State Stadium, Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium, Green Point Stadium in Cape Town and the Nelson Mandela Stadium in Port Elizabeth.Flagship World Cup venueThe FNB Stadium – known as Soccer City during the World Cup – hosted the first and final matches and the opening and closing ceremonies of the tournament. The facility, held under a 99-year lease with the City of Johannesburg, staged 23 sporting events in 2010, including eight Fifa World Cup games.It also hosted other major events, such as the U2 concert, with more than 90 000 people in the audience.Between January and March, it received lots of bookings for concerts, church events and soccer matches. “There is still a range of concerts and events that will take place at the facility for the year ahead,” says Grobbelaar.Some of the sports that are to take place at the stadium are the Nedbank Cup semifinals and finals, the Vodacom Cup and the Telkom Charity Cup.“The stadium has to be constantly maintained because of its busyness. For the pitch only, we spend over R70 000 per annum. We work with various private sector companies who assist in general maintenance of the facility.”One of SMSA’s strategies to ensure that the stadium is used regularly “is to compete proactively for headline sporting events, by building strong relationships with the leagues and sports clubs to encourage them to bring matches to the stadium”.The stadium“Our goal is to ensure that the stadium becomes the most sought-after venue in Johannesburg for large events of all kinds. With its iconic status, state-of-the-art facilities, award-winning design and all the glamour and excitement of flagship sporting events to offer, FNB Stadium presents an unbeatable package.”The stadium has a field of 11 232 square metres and a moat holding 2 670 cubic metres of recycled water. With 88 530 spectator seats and 195 suites, it is the largest stadium in Africa.Known as the calabash, a reference to its design, which resembles an African cooking pot, the establishment was voted the best public building and best building overall for 2010 in the Leaf Awards, an international architecture competition.The three-tier stadium soars 60 metres into the air and stretches across 300 metres. Its shape and facade were created from a mosaic of thousands of glass-fibre concrete panels in eight different colours that respond to natural and artificial light to create a glittering effect that lights up the stadium from far by day and night.To book a tour to FNB, Rand, Orlando or Dobsonville stadiums, visit or call 011 247 5300.Source: City of Johannesburglast_img read more

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Watch LIVE the Jr. Market Beef Final Drive here

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 2017 Ohio State Fair Jr. Market Beef Drive is Saturday night. Watch the live broadcast of the event below. If the video player is not working, check out the video on our Facebook page by clicking here.Watch the interview with champions below.last_img

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Best LittleCo of 2009 & Most Promising for 2010

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market “You can ask Aardvark any question, and it will try to find a person in your extended social circles who knows about that topic and is available to answer at that moment. Aardvark facilitates these conversations through a very polite IM bot, an iPhone app with push notifications, the company’s website, Twitter or email. Instead of broadcasting your question to every one’s stream of information, Aardvark delivers the question only to people who are relevant and available.”Unlike Yahoo Answers or similar services, Aardvark doesn’t keep a repository of frequently asked questions. The service’s mission is to get you current answers from experts in your own social networks. On most days, over 85% of all questions get answered.As we noted in our report, Aardvark’s got an all-star team of engineers from Google and Yahoo and high-profile investors. It’s already cutting deals with major tech brands and is rumored to be on Google’s acquisition list. Whatever happens to the company, the use cases for Aardvark are just beginning to be explored.In short, Aardvark impressed us a lot this year and it made no fewer than 3 of our 2009 best-of lists:Top 10 Consumer Web Apps of 2009Top 10 Real-Time Technologies of 2009Top 10 Startup Products of 2009Aardvark’s iPhone app was also popular with our writers, two of them putting it in their top 5 mobile web applications of the year.Most Promising: Wolfram|AlphaWolfram|Alpha launched in May and ended up making our list of the Top 10 Consumer Products of the year. It was also the most hyped, with the possible exception of Google Wave. Inevitably, Wolfram Research’s “computational knowledge engine” disappointed many who were looking for a Google killer. But Alpha introduced a new paradigm for search engines: Instead of giving you a long list of links, Alpha tries to give users an answer based on information from reputable sources. It also enables users to compute and calculate things off that information.While it isn’t useful for everybody yet, the Wolfram Alpha team has worked hard to expand Alpha’s knowledge. If you are an engineer or scientist, Wolfram Alpha might just be the most useful web app for you. For the rest of us, Alpha’s ability to solve anagrams, aggregate weather data and tell you the distance between two cities proves to be useful, too – although not as useful as the service’s ability to solve complex math problems. Wolfram|Alpha also launched a $50 iPhone application in October. Even though Wolfram Alpha’s web interface is available for free, the company insisted that its mobile application offered enough new features to justify this price. We listed some initial use cases for Wolfram|Alpha in July, but it’s a safe bet to say that the best of this product will be seen in 2010 and beyond. Tags:#2009 in Review#Features#web#Year in Review A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Don’t worry, it’s not Twitter! For our Best LittleCo of 2009, we’ve chosen a small company whose product launched in 2009 and quickly became a leading example of one of the year’s big trends: the real-time web.Our pick for Most Promising is something that could change the way people search on the Web.Last week we announced that Google was our choice for Best BigCo of 2009, due to its product innovation in 2009. Today we’re announcing Best LittleCo and Most Promising Company, as selected by the ReadWriteWeb writers.This is the 6th year we’ve done this and many of the small companies we choose each year go onto much bigger things. Here’s a quick look back at previous winners:In 2008 we chose web office vendor Zoho as Best LittleCo and Brightkite as our Most Promising. Zoho is still competing well above its weight bracket against office software giants like Microsoft and Google. However it’s fair to say that Brightkite hasn’t delivered as much on its promise as we thought it might, due in part to the emergence of Foursquare as ‘the next big thing’ in mobile social networking.In 2007Twitter was Best LittleCo and in a break from tradition we named“the open source movement” as most promising. Twitter, of course, has since gone on to make a huge impact on the Web and media.In 2006YouTube was Best LittleCo and Sharpcast Most Promising. YouTube was acquired by Google in October of that year.In 2005 37Signals was Best LittleCo and Memeorandum (now Techmeme) and Digg were joint Most Promising.In 2004Ludicorp, creators of Flickr, was Best LittleCo and Feedburner Most Promising. Both went on to be acquired, by Yahoo! and Google respectively. Now let’s find out who is ReadWriteWeb’s Best LittleCo of 2009. Then on page 2 we name our Most Promising company for 2010.Best LittleCo of 2009: AardvarkAardvark (our initial review and then a comparison review) is a social search engine that combines artificial intelligence, natural-language processing and presence data to create what the company calls “the real-time Web of people.” The company was founded in 2007, but the product only launched in March 2009 at SXSW. It quickly became one of the companies we point to most when we discuss the Real-Time Web, one of the most significant trends of this year. In our report on the Real-Time Web released in November, we described how it works: If Web 2.0 was about creating data (user generated content, to use the most familiar term for this), then the next generation of the Web is all about using that data. Wolfram|Alpha is premised on using and computing data, so we think it’s a product to watch in 2010.Now let us know your thoughts on our picks for Best LittleCo (Aardvark) and Most Promising (Wolfram|Alpha). richard macmanus Related Posts last_img read more

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10 months agoMan City face rap over knuckles from Premier League

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City face rap over knuckles from Premier Leagueby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City face a rap over the knuckles for their Premier League media conference this week.The Times says City could be in hot water for rearranging their Friday press conference for Saturday afternoon.Premier League rules state that for matches played on a Sunday clubs must hold press conferences by Friday at 1.30pm, but City have delayed theirs by a day.City must now provide an adequate reason for delaying their press conference. last_img read more

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USCG Medevacs Crewman from Tanker Eagle Texas

first_imgA 45-year-old man was medevaced from the 102,926 dwt tanker Eagle Texas south of Sabine, Texas, on June 12.According to the US Coast Guard, the captain of the vessel sent a medevac request as the crewman was reportedly suffering from symptoms of a cardiac arrest.At the time, the tanker was some 27 miles south of Sabine.An Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew arrived on scene and transported the crewmember to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Texas.The mariner was reported in stable condition.last_img read more

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Karembeu on Champions League Only Real Madrid can win it

first_imgFormer Real Madrid midfielder Christian Karembeu believes that his former club are the clear favourites to retain their Champions League title for a third consecutive seasonZinedine Zidane’s side have had a rather humbling domestic season, after their success last season, with Real currently 15 points behind Barcelona in La Liga and they were left stunned when Leganes knocked them out of the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey.But Karembeu, who won the Champions League twice in his time at the club, is confident that they can win the competition this season against the likes of Barcelona, Manchester City and Bayern Munich.“Don’t even ask the question,” the former Madrid midfielder told Omnisport, according to SportsKeeda.“Only Real can win it [the Champions League], that’s it.“In Kiev, who’s going to play against Real, this I don’t know. Real will be in Kiev however, yes.”Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…Karembeu also voiced his support for Zidane and is full of optimism about his potential at the Santiago Bernabeu: “He [Zidane] was an amazing player and he will become an amazing coach,” he added. “He’s doing it already.”The former French international is also backing Didier Deschamps to lead France to glory in the World Cup: “France will win because 20 years ago we did it,” he added. “Didier Deschamps is experienced and knows his group.“They played a final of a European Championship at home.“He saw some interesting performances. It was a successful competition. He has to bounce back.”Karembeu spent three season at Real from between 1997 and 2000. As well as winning the Champions League twice, the now 47 year-old also won the Intercontinental Cup in 1998.last_img read more

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Ter Stegen sends his regards to the injured Alves

first_imgBarcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen has sent his best wishes to former teammate Dani Alves after it was confirmed that he will miss the World Cup this summerThe experienced right-back was expected to be one of Tite’s key players for Brazil in next month’s World Cup in Russia, but suffered a cruciate ligament injury in Paris Saint-Germain’s Coupe de France victory over Les Herbiers.Alves was being touted as one of the prime candidates to wear the captain’s armband for the Selecao at the World Cup.But the 35-year-old is now out with PSG yet to announce a timeframe for Alves’ return from injury.“There’s never a good time to get injured, but keep your head high + positive mind as you always do. You will be back in no time to keep lifting trophies!” wrote  Ter Stegen on Twitter.Neymar, BrazilNeymar can win the Ballon d’Or, says Ander Herrera Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 An “excited” Ander Herrera believes new Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar is a contender for the Ballon d’Or alongside Kylian Mbappe.Not just football will miss you at the @FIFAWorldCup , also your GOOD CRAZY MOOD @DaniAlvesD2 ! There’s never a good time to get injured, but keep your head high + positive mind as you always do. You will be back in no time to keep lifting trophies! TAMO JUNTO MEU IRMÃO????— Marc ter Stegen (@mterstegen1) 15 May 2018Ter Stegen himself is expected to be Germany’s first-choice goalkeeper as they bid to successfully defend their World Cup title this summer.last_img read more

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Marcos Alonso It was a penalty 100

first_imgChelsea full-back Marcos Alonso insists that the referee was “100%” correct in awarding them a penalty against Newcastle United following Fabian Schar’s challengeAlonso was brought down by Schar in the penalty area with referee Paul Tierney opting to award Chelsea a spot-kick, which was put away by Eden Hazard in the 76th minute.Following substitute Joselu’s equaliser for Newcastle, Alonso then restored Chelsea’s lead when his deflected shot off DeAndre Yedlin found it’s way into the back of the net.The effort was officially named as an own goal by Yedlin.“Whether they give it to me or as an own-goal, I am very happy for the three points and I am looking forward to the next one now,” Alonso told the club website.As for whether or not referee Tierney made the right call, he said: “It was a penalty, 100 per cent,”“I am not a player that goes down easily and if I go down, it is because it was a penalty and it was good that Hazard put it in.”3 wins out of 3! We keep going! ???? @ChelseaFCTammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.3 victorias de 3! Seguimos trabajando! ????— Marcos Alonso (@marcosalonso03) August 26, 2018Chelsea maintained patience amid Newcastle ultra-defensive tactics.“It is not always fun for us to play like this but I don’t know if other teams want play like this [how Newcastle did], we can only have patience and play our football and try to find the space to score,” said Alonso.“There is still room for improvement but the team is looking good and we are doing a good job so far and hopefully we will have more three points next week.”Chelsea will host Bournemouth in their next Premier League game on Saturday.last_img read more

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