The Letterkenny Credit Union has announced the official launch of the 2014 seasonal Loan.Christmas can be expensive time of year for many, and it can be a very stressful period for those trying to balance the books.But don’t get your tinsel in a tangle this December, just contact the credit union today to avail of their fantastic seasonal loan. They’re now accepting applications for the loan, so call in anytime to their office and request an application form for the loan.It’s the same great offer as previous years, for a €1,000 seasonal loan, payable over 9 month variable rate loan with weekly repayments of €26.14 and an interest rate of 4.85% (APR 4.97%), the total amount repayable will be €1018.70.It’s a truly fantastic seasonal offer, and reiterates why the credit union is regarded as the people’s bank.If you wish to apply, simply call to the office today and complete an application form. You will need to bring:Photo IDVerification of your addressLast 3 months of Bank StatementsVerification of Income. Letterkenny Credit Union Ltd is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.LETTERKENNY CREDIT UNION LAUNCH 2014 SEASONAL LOAN was last modified: October 3rd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:ApplyBusinessCHristmasFeaturesLetterkenny Credit UnionnewsratesSeasonal Loan
An overview of South Africa as it appears in the new Google Earth layer. (Image: South African Tourism)Janine ErasmusA new Google Earth layer focusing entirely on South Africa promises to inspire more interest in the country, especially with the 2010 Fifa World Cup now firmly in the nation’s sights.South African Tourism, which promotes the country’s diverse attractions overseas, and Quirk, an e-marketing company of South African origin, have developed a Google-endorsed South African layer for the popular and absorbing earth navigation programme developed by the internet’s leading search engine.While there are hundreds of user-created layers, South Africa is only the third country, after New Zealand and Egypt, to meet Google’s exacting quality specifications and to be allocated its own official tourism layer.Using satellite imagery, Google Earth takes users on a 3D tour of the world, showing terrain, cities, important landmarks, natural features, and more. The ability to zoom in right down to street level is a distinctive feature of the programme.A layer provides a variety of points of geographic interest, such as tourist attractions or important world events, that the viewer can select to overlay the normal viewing area. These points of interest can include map, road, terrain, and even building data. Layers are often of educational and historic value.Interesting layers created recently include one that tracks the destruction wrought by the May 2008 Myanmar cyclone, one showing the world’s volcanoes, another showing visible shipwrecks around the world, and a Crisis in Darfur layer which shows satellite photos of destroyed villages, locations of refugee camps, and provides links to more information online. A list of layers is available in the Layers panel in the Google Earth programme.The South African experienceThe South African layer, which features a host of attractions ranging from scenic drives and safari destinations to locations of the stadiums for the 2010 World Cup, was launched at the recent Tourism Indaba, held in Durban in May 2008. South African Tourism hosts this annual event which attracts players in the tourism industry from all over the world.It goes live on Google Earth at the beginning of June 2008. Google Earth, says the programme’s developer, is now available in 27 different languages. Images are updated regularly, meaning that users can count on receiving up-to-date information. And with up to 350 million unique users hitting the site between January and May 2008, South African tourism will now receive even broader exposure to the global internet audience.The layer introduces the viewer to 120 points of interest around South Africa, which are shown through satellite imagery, giving travellers a tantalising glimpse of what they can expect to see on their visit.Each destination is categorised with an icon so that viewers can tailor their search to their own interests, whether it is adventure, culture, sport or nature that intrigues them. Holidaymakers can make use of the itinerary planner to get the most from their visit to South Africa. A few popular itineraries are suggested to help get the thinking process started.South Africa is famed for its natural beauty, and nature lovers are spoilt for choice with the likes of the Kruger National Park, the Table Mountain National Park, the Cango Caves, the Blyde River Canyon, and a number of others.Cultural destinations and those relating to heritage, such as the Cradle of Humankind and the Richtersveld National Park – both world heritage sites – are explored in the layer. Adventure travel, for which South Africa is renowned, is also extensively covered with links to white water rafting, skydiving, bungee jumping, abseiling down Table Mountain and more.Then there is a category relating specifically to the 2010 Fifa World Cup. Visitors can learn about the stadiums and host cities that will be bringing the World Cup to Africa for the first time, and other football-related information is provided, such as links to local clubs and football bodies. For those planning a trip to South Africa in June 2010, the itinerary planner will ensure that all the important football host cities are included, as well as other useful information.All the interactive Google Earth features that regular users have come to enjoy are there, such as related Wikipedia entries, and users may add their comments on images ranging from the Gautrain construction project to 2010 stadiums in progress.Useful linksSouth Africa on Google EarthSouth African TourismGoogle Earth CommunityQuirk eMarketing
On the 17th March 2018, Brand South Africa’s Constitutional Awareness programme which aims to inspire constitutionalism, tolerance and constructive expression amongst the youth was in Cape Town. The purpose was for Brand South Africa to facilitate an engagement amongst the youth, through a collaboration with the award-winning web-film influencer, Imraan Christian in the community of Hangberg.Imraan Christian, a renewed visual artists and influencer who worked with Brand South Africa in creating one of the three constitutional awareness web-films, collaborated together with the team on the design of the engagement using the arts to trigger community dialogue.The day unfolded with portraits of people from the Hangberg community where Imraan worked with his team Pete Michaels Parker, Fidal Meter, Waseem Noordien, Mo Hassan, Mr Griep and Amiena Christian to shoot, print and strategically place these on the walls and fences of Hangberg.“The community of Hangberg has come alive, I had a tannie(aunty) coming to me wanting her wall to also have a portrait stuck on it. This reaffirmed a sense of pride and ownership by the community”, said Imraan Christian.The children of Hangberg were given quick lessons on break-dance and skateboarding as well. While others were drawn to expressing themselves through painting.“We aim to take these young ones off the streets, by encouraging them to learn a new skill, to express themselves through the various forms of arts. The dance classes that we are starting at the Bay Harbour Market, I believe will open up a world beyond their realities”, said artist Spike P.“There is nothing more heartwarming than seeing a smile on a child’s face and planting a seed of positive reaffirmation for the possibility of a brighter future. The purpose of this engagement was to do exactly that, and Brand South Africa we want to utilize these creative platforms to reach out to communities and the youth to educate them of the importance of constitutional awareness and active citizenship.” said, Brand South Africa’s Stakeholder Relations Manager: Government Ms Toni Gumede.“On behalf of the entire Hangberg family, we would like to thank you Brand South Africa for the support and trust in creating space and ideas like we have. With collaboration such as this, there really is hope for innovation and imagination for our young South Africa”, further adds; Imraan Christian.
Importantly the recommendation took into consideration the need to recognise the various levels of development required to achieve such a goal and therefore ensured that there was no mandate to alter the current entity structures or boundaries. The NTL entities which are Regions, Permits or States play a pivotal role at various levels within our strong pathway. The Elite 8 has been designed to compliment these structures and add a new pathway for the elite participant and therefore the progression of our game. The Elite 8 is designed to bring the best players from across Australia into a new format which will take the sport forward. Worth noting is that the original NTL model designed in the early 90’s had a similar premise. Over time and debate this became what we now know as the NTL. The Elite 8 will see a revised format of eight teams (four NSW, three QLD and one rest of Australia) compete in a high level structure at the NTL in March. There is no alteration requirement to any structure under the Elite 8. TFA has subsequently liaised with the NSWTA, QTA and all other States to form the basis of the structure. This has been a cooperative and collaborative process whereby feedback has been taken on board throughout.To read more about the Elite 8, please click on the attached document. Related Fileselite_eight_-_the_future-pdf
Pogba and Shaw make Man Utd training pitchby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is likely to miss their Europa League opener against Astana.Pogba was put through his paces alone today as he continues his rehab from an ankle injury.Pogba missed United’s 1-0 win over Leicester on Saturday after picking up an knock against Southampton before the international break.He was pictured out on the training pitches at Carrington – but he was away from his team-mates with a coach as he appeared to test the injury before a decision is made on his involvement at Old Trafford on Thursday night.Luke Shaw was also separate from the group and appeared to be in the same position as Pogba after recently struggling with a hamstring injury. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Canyon BarryCharleston graduate transfer guard Canyon Barry has cut his list to seven finalists, according to multiple reports. Charleston transfer Canyon Barry’s finalists: Cal, Florida, Kansas, Louisville, Miami, Northwestern, Ole miss.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) April 4, 2016Charleston transfer Canyon Barry told @CBSSports he has cut his list to Cal, Florida, Kansas, Louisville, Miami, Northwestern, and Ole Miss.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) April 4, 2016The 6-foot-6 Barry is the son of NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry. He was averaging 19.7 points per game this season before a shoulder injury ended his season in early January. Barry has also made headlines for copying his father’s famous underhanded free throw style.
TORONTO – A decision by one of Canada’s key elevator-safety authorities to rescind a sweeping three-year-old upgrade directive has sparked both surprise and anger among those in the industry.The decision by Ontario’s Technical Standards and Safety Authority, they say, was done without consultation, raises questions about the basis for the far-reaching order in the first-place, and leaves the public at substantial risk.“Should I be advising my building owners to act right away on future director’s orders?” Doug Guderian, the CEO of contractor Elevator One, said on Wednesday. “Maybe you want to wait a few years and see if they rescind this one, too? That doesn’t help the industry in any way to be safer.”At issue are older “single speed” elevators typically found in lower-rise buildings and which are notorious for posing a tripping or fall hazard by routinely failing to stop level with the floor — sometimes by as much as seven centimetres, a far cry from current accuracy norms of less than a centimetre.In 2014, the safety authority ordered significant upgrades to every single-speed elevator in Ontario — estimates say there are about 700 to 1,200 of them — and gave owners until the end of 2021 to do so. Data, the authority said at the time, indicated a substantial safety risk related to levelling that was only expected to worsen.This week, however, TSSA director Roger Neate decided the mandatory upgrade — already carried out in about 55 instances — was no longer necessary.“TSSA has continued to monitor and review incident, maintenance and inspection order data,” Neate said in the new order. “The outcome is that the data trends do not support the mandatory upgrade of single-speed elevator-motion controls.”At the same time, the authority said it was mandating risk-mitigating measures, among them maintenance tasks to be done every two months and an annual requirement to take apart, examine and maintain the elevator’s brake components.The TSSA also recommends measures such as posting signs warning users of the tripping risk, something those in the industry worry amounts to an admission of risk and liability.Industry consultant Rob Isabelle said the director’s surprise decision raises questions about the data the safety authority relied on then and relied on now.“How good was your analysis in the first place?” Isabelle said. “If I was the guy that has three small buildings and spent $500,000 and now I receive this order saying it’s not really necessary, I’d be pissed.”In response Wednesday, the authority said single speed elevators were safe and that its updated data shows they do not pose an “unacceptable risk” to users. The authority also said it had told its advisory committee it was contemplating the change.The TSSA did float the idea of rescinding the order at an industry “townhall” meeting last November, but that was followed by silence, Guderian said.“We raised probably 15 or 20 different objections and reasons why we didn’t feel rescinding an order like this was a good idea,” Guderian said. “They didn’t answer why to a single one of them.”The issue comes amid data showing that serious elevator-related injuries in Ontario have been rising at a rate of about eight per cent a year for the past five years. Additionally, a Canadian Press investigation indicated elevator-reliability problems had reached crisis proportions across Canada, prompting the Ontario government to promise legislation to deal with the “systemic” availability issue.Earlier this month, the safety authority awarded consulting firm Deloitte a $300,000 contract to carry out potentially groundbreaking research that aims to get at the causes of elevator outages or otherwise poor service and offer solutions.The government-ordered review is being fronted by retired Superior Court justice Douglas Cunningham, who is expected to report in the fall.Cunningham previously reviewed the Ontario’s New Home Warranties Act and his findings prompted the province earlier this year to introduce measures aimed at boosting consumer confidence in the new-home industry.
Advertisement Advertisement The Grand Theatre is pleased to bring to the Spriet Stage a contemporary classic, August Wilson’S FENCES. One of the most honoured plays in American theatre, winning the Pulitzer Prize along with Tony and Drama Desk awards for best new play, August Wilson’S FENCES will take the Spriet Stage from March 19 to April 6. The Title Sponsor is Tricar.“August Wilson’s Fences is a play that is grounded in gritty realism, while sailing into lyrical inspiration at the same time,” said Dennis Garnhum, Grand Theatre Artistic Director. “This production leaves me both uplifted and devastated – it is truly brilliant writing.”Directed by DJANET SEARS and starring NIGEL SHAWN WILLIAMS as Troy, August Wilson‘S FENCES is a play about family. Set in Pittsburgh in the 1950s, this play tells the story of a former Negro League baseball star that now supports his family by working as a trash collector. This modern classic from legendary playwright August Wilson sits at the crossroads of cultural change in America, set during the 50s and 60s Civil Rights Movement. Advertisement Twitter Login/Register With: Fences Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment
None of this isn’t to say that Phelps can’t surprise his doubters in 2016. But the age and steady progress of other swimmers will be working against him should he compete in Rio. Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian in history, announced this week that he was returning to competitive swimming. Phelps had retired following a six-medal performance at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Phelps and his coach, Bob Bowman, aren’t saying whether he’s gearing up for another run at the Olympics, but it’s hard not to speculate about one of the best athletes ever returning to competition. (Remember the hype surrounding a 38-year-old Michael Jordan’s return to basketball?)I’m not here to speculate about whether Phelps will make it to Rio de Janeiro in 2016. But if he represents the United States for a fifth time — he would be 31 — how might he perform?Putting aside conditioning concerns — Phelps only swam occasionally in the year following his retirement, though he is reportedly now working out with Bowman five days a week — the specter of age looms large. Thirty-one is ancient for an Olympic swimmer. Since 1968, only 17 athletes 31 and older have participated in any of the individual events Phelps would probably attempt (100- and 200-meter butterfly; 200-meter freestyle; and 200- and 400-meter individual medley). The average age of medalists in those events was 21.4.Of course, Phelps isn’t the typical Olympic swimmer. At his peak, the 2008 Games, he set the world record in four of the five individual events (he had to settle for just an Olympic record in the 100-meter butterfly; he broke the world record in that event in 2009). So, in 2016, Phelps might be a shadow of his former self, but even a diminished version of history’s best swimmer could be a force to be reckoned with.In the 2012 Olympics, Phelps took individual gold medals in the 100-meter butterfly and the 200-meter medley, and also grabbed silver in the 200-meter butterfly. If we look at how swimmers in those events tend to age, perhaps we can get an idea of whether Phelps is likely to be competitive if he takes to the water in 2016. Unfortunately, the data is sparse on competitors in their 30s, but here’s how the average male swimmer who participated in back-to-back Games tends to see his times change from one Olympics to the next (since 1968, with a minimum sample of four swimmers in each age group): In each graph, the trend is unsurprising: Swimmers get progressively worse with age. If Phelps follows the same paths, he could expect to post average times of 52.2 seconds in the 100-meter butterfly (which wouldn’t have gotten him out of the semifinals in London), 1:57.4 in the 200-meter butterfly (which would have missed qualifying out of Round 1 in 2012), and 1:58.1 in the 200-meter individual medley (which would have qualified for the final, but not earned a medal, in London). Obviously, there’s plenty of uncertainty around those extrapolations, but they give us a sense of how age may affect Phelps — even if he’s prepared and in shape for Rio.There’s one other factor working against Phelps: The rest of the field is getting faster. The average time for a finalist and a gold medalist has steadily decreased in each of Phelps’s best events since 1968:
Harry Winks renewed his old ankle injury back in November and he hasn’t fully recovered since then – but Mauricio Pochettino counts on him and the midfielder was handed a brand new 5-year deal.The Argentinian has previously insisted for a couple of times that the young player is a very important part of his squad and he will be given all the time that he needs to recover well and come back properly.The former Southampton coach spoke about Winks as he said, according to Football London:Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“It’s tough for him because he still doesn’t feel in the way he needs to feel.”“We’re trying to help him to feel perfect. It’s a little bit sad because he tries and we try to help. Of course, he’s not in his best mood. But sure that with the help of the whole coaching staff, we’re going to help him achieve again the same level, how he felt before the problem.”“It’s not only confidence, it’s because he feels something in his ankle that he cannot express himself in the way that he can.”