DL Debate – 24/05/21 Rustler admitts to stealing 70 sheep worth €4,000 in Donegal Google+ WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Harps come back to win in Waterford Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Rustler Dennis Thomas has admitted stealing 70 sheep worth €4,000.Some of the farmers he robbed, including a near neighbour, told Donegal District Court how devastated they felt over trust within the farming community breached by the 23-year-old.Thomas faced four sample charges of stealing 11 lambs worth a total of €580 from farmers in the south-west Donegal area.The court was told Thomas admitted thefts totaling 70 lambs worth €4,000 which he sold at Dowra Mart in Co. Cavan and his solicitor had the money to pay compensation.One farmer said he had been caring for sheep since he was a child and he was devastated by what happened.He said: “It’s more that another farmer stole my sheep, rather than about the money. It’s about trust.”Another farmer told the court: “With the number of sheep stolen there was no way this man was on his own.”Judge Kevin Kilrane heard that Thomas, from Ardbane, Letterbarrow, stole the sheep on dates between June 1 and August 13 last year because he was in financial difficulties.The judge said that Thomas “preyed” on his neighbours and might have been helped by other rustlers.Judge Kilrane noted that apart from the victims in court there were also “third party” victims who innocently bought the sheep at market.He adjourned the case to October 4 to allow for distribution of €4,000 compensation among the victims and then he will sentence the defendant. Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+ Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Facebook Previous articleFears that Donegal Fisherman could be excluded from fishing Lough Foyle after BrexitNext articleConcern as Strabane hit with late postal deliveries due to issues in local office News Highland By News Highland – July 6, 2017 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows
Remember when Rockets general manager Daryl Morey was telling everyone that Chris Paul didn’t want out of Houston and that the point guard would be playing for the team next season?Yeah, that was a long three weeks ago. Morey traded Paul and two future first-round draft picks to the Thunder on Thursday in exchange for Russell Westbrook. The move was a stunning reversal of what Morey told the media in June after it was reported that Paul had asked to be dealt. A thoroughly exasperated Daryl Morey said Chris Paul and his reps have never asked to trade him and he will be on Rockets next season. Said he and Harden do not have issues with one another and that he has spoken to both often this off-season about free agency evaluations, plans.— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) June 18, 2019Just spoke to Daryl Morey. He reiterated there has been no trade demand from Chris Paul. “Tweet that I said that. Print it. Tweet it twice.” https://t.co/oo6ge0Wkop— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) June 19, 2019It isn’t clear whether Paul forced this move, but even if he did, Morey couldn’t pass up reuniting Westbrook and James Harden.MORE: Will CP3’s stay in OKC be short?Put it this way: Rockets fans shouldn’t care too much whether Morey was, um, fibbing when he made those comments, not when Russ wound up being on the other end of the deal.
Submitted by Saint Martin’s UniversitySaint Martin’s University Cebula HallSaint Martin’s University is $250,000 closer to breaking ground for its newest academic building — an industrial laboratory — thanks to a grant from the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust out of Vancouver, Washington.The award from the Murdock Trust is a capping grant, which means the University must raise the remaining $200,000 to achieve its $2.7 million goal before receiving the grant funds. This remaining amount will be raised through private gifts from alumni and friends of the University.“We are so pleased with the generous support from the Murdock Trust,” says Saint Martin’s University President Roy Heynderickx, Ph.D. “This is their second grant to our Engineering Initiative, which first gave us Cebula Hall, and now the industrial lab.”The University plans to break ground this fall on a 14,000-square-foot industrial laboratory building that will house the facilities necessary for civil and mechanical engineering students to conduct hands-on experiments with fluids, manufacturing, robotics and mechatronics, soils and materials testing. The building also will include a technology classroom, regular classrooms and faculty offices.“Our Trustees are pleased to see the growth in the engineering and STEM programs at Saint Martin’s. It is our pleasure to support your project,” says Moses Lee, Ph.D., program director, Research & Science, M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust. Since launching the Engineering Initiative in 2010, the University has seen a 35-percent increase in mechanical, civil and engineering management enrollment.“We are grateful to the Murdock Trust for their continued support of our engineering program,” says Zella Kahn-Jetter, Ph.D., P.E., dean of the Saint Martin’s Hal and Inge Marcus School of Engineering. “This grant will provide much needed space for our growing enrollment and a new space for our new and current faculty to conduct their research.”The Murdock Trust was created by the will of the late Melvin J. (Jack) Murdock, co-founder of Tektronix, Inc. The Trust’s mission is to enrich the quality of life in the Pacific Northwest by providing grants and enrichment programs to organizations seeking to strengthen the region’s educational, spiritual and cultural base in creative and sustainable ways. In addition to having a special interest in education and scientific research, the Trust partners with a wide variety of organizations that serve the arts, public affairs, health and medicine, human services, leadership development and persons with disabilities. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0
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The Nelson Leafs are hoping a second chance will pay big dividends come playoff time.Less than a week after having first choice Matt Hughes quit on the Green and White – figuring a directors position at the Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy in Kelowna was reason enough to leave the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League franchise hanging – Leaf executive director Michelle MacLean announced Friday the team has a new coach and GM in place for the upcoming 2014-15 Junior B Hockey season,”We’re happy to announce Dave McLellan is the new coach and general manager of the Nelson Leafs Hockey club,” MacLean told The Nelson Daily this morning.”Dave is going to hit the ground running,” MacLean adds. “He’s been touching base with players and recruiting for the past month.”MacLean said McLellan, 48, from Surrey, was shocked, and happy, the Leaf were once again in the market for a skipper.”(Dave) was surprised but pleased to have the opportunity to take the job with the Leafs,” MacLean said.McLellan, married with one child, comes to the Leafs with coaching experience, having been the head man a Delta Ice Hawks of the Pacific Junior Hockey League and Burnaby Express of the BC Hockey League.McLellan is currently travelling overseas but MacLean expects the new coach in Nelson to begin quest for a KIJHL title soon.”Dave was very close in the running to Matt (Hughes) so we feel he’s not really a second choice for our team,” MacLean explained. “We just decided to go with Matt at the time.”Leafs brass close to finding skipper wanting to coach Green and White Despite having a bomb dropped on the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League franchise by its very brief former coach, the Nelson Leafs are optimistic the team will have a new skipper in place very soon.Leaf president Larry Martel told The Nelson Daily Thursday the franchise “will definitely have someone in place by Friday, and if not, then by Saturday.”“We going through all the same steps we did the last time we selected at coach,” Martel explained, adding the Leaf executive held a meeting Wednesday to discuss the candidates.“We’re interviewing a lot of the same applicants we did before as well as some new ones.”The KIJHL franchise was dealt a huge blow Saturday (July 26) when current skipper Matt Hughes resigned his position as head coach and General Manager of the Green and White.Hughes had been on the just nine weeks before informing Martel in a phone call to take a director’s position with the Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy in Kelowna.Hughes took over from former coach and GM Frank Maida who resigned after the season.The surprise resignation by Hughes came some 36 days before Nelson’s first exhibition game against defending KIJHL champion, Beaver Valley Nitehawks.“There’s always the threat that we’ll be at a disadvantage entering the season,” Martel said when asked about the impact to the team the decision by Hughes to quit.Nelson opens training camp August 29 at the NDCC Arena.The first exhibition game is scheduled for Wednesday, September 3 at Fruitvale against the defending KIJHL champion Beaver Valley Nitehawks.Nelson hosts two exhibition games Saturday, September 6 & 7.The KIJHL season opens for Nelson Friday, September 12 at the NDCC Arena against the same Nitehawks.
Tags:#Chirp#Connected Devices#connected sound#Industrial IoT#robots#Smart Cities#Unified Inbox Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… It’s not every day that you meet a startup with showcasing technology that sounds like something of out of the Cold War. Like the use of sound waves to transmit data from one device to another, eschewing the need for QR codes, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or NFC. But this exists thanks to the work of the team at Chirp, a group of scientists, acoustic technologists, and engineers that emanated out of University College London.A Chirp is a sonic barcode. Data and content can be encoded into a unique audio stream. Any device with a speaker can transmit a chirp and most devices with a microphone can decode them. I spoke to CEO Moran Lerner to find out more.Lerner explained:“Chirp was born out of extensive research, through which we saw a series of pain points across several sectors that could be solved. it is old technology that we have reinvigorated to help new technologies. Data is encoded into a series of pitches and tones on the sending device and decoded on the receiving device. We refer to this method of transmitting data-over-sound as asmodulation/demodulation. These pitches and tones can be either ultrasonic, or audible where ultrasonic frequencies are unable to work, such as in radio broadcasting, or where the hardware is not capable of transmitting ultrasonic frequencies.”Chirp can also extend an existing network infrastructure by creating data-over-audio links between individual devices and a network that is safe to use even in RFD-restricted environments, enabling the connection of the 90% of devices in the world that wouldn’t normally be part of an IoT ecosystem with the 10% of devices that would. This means offer almost unlimited problem-solving possibilities across all sectors, including telecommunications, financial services, IoT, entertainment and broadcasting, interactive gaming, toys, robotics, transportation and many others. Their technology is used by leading brands in more than 90 countries.For industrial solutions…Some of the most innovative applications by Chirp are within industrial environments. As Lerner explained:“We have clients in nuclear energy where radio frequencies are restricted and regulated in a nuclear power plant. By law, you’re not allowed to have any wifi, bluetooth or NFC and so our technology enables them to become smart factories by putting speakers and microphones into those old legacy buildings. If you walk around a tablet in airplane more and start simply getting all that data in real time instantly which actually ends up saving around a million pounds a day in operations.”In such environment, organizations can use Chirp, in order to enable personnel location tracking, access and authentication and data reporting from equipment within the facility. This also works in industries where they are working with chemicals and potentially explosive devices and materials in mining, agriculture, and pharmaceuticals.…and other solutionsOther applications include Shuttl in India for their ticketing and bus transportation solution, global leader Amdocs for their telecommunications mobile wallet and MNO solutions, and Activision Blizzard for their latest instalment of their $3 billion Skylanders franchise – Skylanders Imaginators, using Chirp to share characters from the game directly to the companion app through sound – bypassing the console and completely offline.Chirp recently announced a partnership with Unified Inbox to quickly onboard devices onto their platform. The partnership will allow fast, easy, and secure onboarding of residential, commercial, and government IoT devices. UIB provides natural language communications (NLP) for IoT devices. People can communicate with their devices through the communications channels they already use, simplifying the onboarding process. The Chirp + Unification Engine integration layer can be easily adapted and developed for smart home, smart enterprise, and smart city use cases across verticals including energy, public transit, healthcare, waste/water management, home appliances, and consumer electronics.The challenges of niche technologyChirp is part of a growing abundance of IoT-related technology that is emerging from University academia in niches that are highly specialized, researched and studied. As Lerner explains:“It’s a very, very difficult science to master and what puts us so far ahead is our academic strength, that our work is researched by some of the leading academics on the field. One of the problems we are tackling ourselves is the ethics of how you take a solution to market. We’re not trying to be market leaders by marketing our technology as anything more than what it can actually do. We don’t exaggerate what it can do.See also: Mumbai slums uses beacons for retails salesWe are very open and honest about what it can’t do. But one of the biggest issues affecting the tech sector over the last 5 years with the boom of IoT is that you get a lot of companies coming out to raise a lot of capital and the exaggeration of what they claim the technology can do is mind-blowing, So we’ve got a competitor who makes claims about their ultrasonic technology that breaks every known law of physics. We try to keep away from companies like that. But the reason we’re vocal about it and we try to do things with integrity and authenticity is that a company like that doesn’t just affect us. It affects the industry and erodes the trust in the industry.So many companies are moving towards academia because when you bring in a team of scientists and academics technologists, they are just born to be honest, and to work within the boundaries of what science allows. It’s not just bringing in people because they can add credibility, it’s the way they develop the technology is based on real science.“It means that when you present it to some venture capitalists they might not like what you say, it might not do what they want it to do, but at least you are going to market with something that is actually going to meet and solve real problems rather than promise to deliver and fail.”We have experienced exponential growth in technology over the last decade, coming to a position of solution-focused technology such as Chirp. It’ll be interested to witness their growth in use cases. 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Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ “CJ’s an energy guy at our team needs someone like him,” said Cardel. “Since his first years at San Sebastian he was already playing like Abueva who has everything. His attitude is also a plus.”Columbian already has a promising backcourt in Rashawn McCarthy and Jerramy King.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefKing was the team’s best scoring local during the Governors’ Cup putting up 20.2 points per game while McCarthy norms 13.6 points per game.The Dyip, however, haven’t fared well in the season finishing with a total record of 6-27 the whole season. View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening “He has a great work ethic, he’s a team player, and those are the qualities I’m looking for,” said Cardel, whose team also owns the 11th pick in the first round. “He’ll be a great addition to the team.”“He can create for his teammates, give energy to the team, and he can give the team victories.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? LATEST STORIES Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Columbian has had its eye on CJ Perez declaring him as the team’s No.1 overall pick in the PBA Draft as early as the end of October.Dyip head coach Johnedel Cardel said back in October 30 that the 25-year-old Perez is a younger version of Phoenix superstar Calvin Abueva.ADVERTISEMENT Jamal Murray, Russell Westbrook tussle as Nuggets beat Thunder
Braxton Miller’s first NFL training camp appears to be going well.The Houston Texans’ rookie wide receiver has only been playing wideout for about a year, but he looked like a seasoned-veteran while making a one-handed catch at practice today.Check this out:Another day at the office.Check out video from practice.We you @BraxtonMiller5.: https://t.co/8AHggQ6neS pic.twitter.com/Gs4FYtO0Rc— #TexansCamp (@HoustonTexans) August 3, 2016Here’s a better look at the catch.Braxton Miller doing @BraxtonMiller5 things pic.twitter.com/tUTYArNWK9— First Picks Sports (@1stPicksSports) August 4, 2016Houston’s coaches lauded Miller’s playmaking ability back in July.From HoustonTexans.com:While his position coach Sean Ryan wasn’t as expansive in describing Miller’s role in the offense, the wide receivers coach did acknowledge the rookie pass-catcher is a dynamic addition to squad.“I think Braxton is coming along great,” Ryan said. “Another good inside and outside guy. Great skill set, change of direction, catching the ball well. I’ve been really happy with him.”Miller said then that he thought his transition into playing wide receiver – especially on the outside against press coverage – was going well.“I’ve adapted pretty well,” Miller said. “That was one of the main things coming out. That’s why I wanted to go to the Senior Bowl, basically. The whole time at the Senior Bowl, I was playing outside and I was going against the better DB’s in the country. I had to come out there and really prepare myself to be ready for big competition and playing outside receiver. I adjusted really well. Right now I’m just out there having fun with it. I’m still learning the techniques and everything, but still being the playmaker and being myself.”Miller, 23, was a third-round pick out of Ohio State by the Texans in the 2016 NFL Draft. The former quarterback made the switch to wide receiver prior to the Buckeyes’ 2015 season as a result of a shoulder injury.The Texans open the 2016 season on Sept. 11 against the Chicago Bears.
(THE CANADIAN PRESS) Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to face criticism from premiers about the federal approach to pipelines, carbon taxes, oil prices, environmental assessments and a planned General Motors plant closure in Ontario, none of which is specifically on the agenda.Notley also said she doesn’t want to spend time listening to what the federal government says it is already doing to try to address Alberta’s concerns.“It just doesn’t make sense … talking about things that have already happened,” she said. “We don’t need federal ministers to explain to us what they’ve already done. We’re all capable of reading their press releases.”In Ontario, Doug Ford’s office said the Ontario premier is prepared to walk away from the meeting Friday if it does not include specific discussions on the federal carbon tax. Ford was set to meet with Trudeau in Montreal on Thursday afternoon.Sources familiar with the dispute said Ford and Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe have not been satisfied by the federal response that the first ministers meeting agenda already includes a discussion on economic competitiveness, a broad topic that Ottawa says will allow premiers to raise all the issues they please.Ontario government house leader Todd Smith said the agenda doesn’t deal with the concerns of the provinces, which include the carbon tax, the GM plant and the oil-price crisis. EDMONTON, A.B. – Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says she’ll have allies in the room to help push talks on the oil-price crisis at the upcoming first ministers meeting.“There is really no province in the country that doesn’t owe Alberta to some degree for their schools, their hospitals, their roads. The fact of the matter is Alberta has to do well for Canada to do well,” Notley said in Edmonton Thursday before leaving for the meeting in Montreal.She noted that forecasts for Canada’s economic growth are already more muted because of the low price Alberta is getting for its oil in the United States and its inability to move its product to ports for shipment overseas. Federal officials have privately conceded that little headway is likely to be made on the official objective of the meeting: reducing interprovincial trade barriers.Asked by reporters in Montreal about the premiers’ dissatisfaction with the agenda, Trudeau refused to engage with the question directly.“I’m looking forward to a productive discussion. I have no illusions that we’re going to agree on everything,” he said.He was to have a private meeting with Ford later Thursday. The formal meeting among all the first ministers is Friday.
ROSE PRAIRIE, B.C. – The evening of Thursday, March 28th, 2019 the Skate Shack located beside the ice rink at Upper Pine School burned down.At 5:50 pm Jessica Bowers and her husband Mark Fell saw a FB message sharing that the skate shack was on fire. Rose Prairie does not have a fire department so the community members themselves have to act as firefighters.Fell shares with me that they loaded their water pump and water hoses into their truck and headed to the Upper Pine school as they live quite close to the school. Fell said, “When we arrived there was no water source close enough to hook up to.” Fell goes on to share moments after their arrival a Vac truck and D. Lowen’s water truck was on site. There was an RCMP officer on site who had contacted the gas company.Hoses started to be strung, and at that point, the building was so engulphed in flames the focus was on trying to keep the fire from spreading. Protecting the skating rink was Fell’s priority knowing that a new liner was recently installed and the bushes on the property line to protect the church that is on the adjacent property, shared Fell.There were approximately 12 community members working together to dig out the gas line to shut it off and to help run water hoses.Jessica Bowers shares, Upper Pine is facing a huge loss with all the ski gear, snowshoes and possible hockey equipment. “The building had the skate sharpener and everything to help keep our kids active. This is a big loss to our community but we will rebuild,” said Bowers