Alert over duo carrying out diversion scam in Letterkenny

first_imgBusiness owners and staff in Letterkenny are being urged to be on alert today over a cash-grabbing scam.Two women are reportedly trying to swindle stores out of money on Main Street today (Thursday).The women allegedly ask store assistants for change, before diverting their attention away and taking more cash than they started with. The Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce is warning all local traders to be aware: “Please be alert and careful with goods and cash and check all notes at this busy time.”Alert over duo carrying out diversion scam in Letterkenny was last modified: December 14th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

Session 4 photo highlights

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest There was plenty in the packed Session 4 including the Creed Speaking Presentation, officer awards, a keynote presentation from National FFA Secretary Victoria Harris, CDE winner announcements, the Prepared Speaking Presentation, the Agriscience Fair recognition, and the Ohio FFA Officer parent recognition. Ryan Matthews The top reporters in the state were recognized. The top treasurers in the state were recognized.. The top secretaries in the state were recognized. Johnathon Cottingim CDE winners were recognized Student reporter Kolt Buchenroth is ready for Session 5! Agriscience Fair winners were recognized Agriscience Fair winners were recognized National FFA Secretary Victoria Harris Josie Montoney thanks her parentslast_img read more

Is Geofencing the Next Evolution for Location Apps? Location Labs Thinks So

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Location#web chris cameron Related Posts Wait, what the heck is geofencing? No, it’s not some virtual sword fighting app for your phone. Geofencing, or a geofence, is exactly what its name implies – a virtually fenced-off geographic location. When this concept is applied to mobile phones, it refers to a device’s ability to receive automatic alerts or notifications when entering, leaving or moving within a specific geographic area. Location Labs, providers of location services for mobile developers, announced earlier this week the release of its library that will allow iPhone developers to build geofencing apps thanks in no small part to new features included in the new iOS 4.0.Location Labs’ Geofence Library for iPhone As the company points out, location services on mobile devices have been hindered both by differences in location technology standards, and the significant drain on the device’s battery caused by its use. With the introduction of background applications with iOS 4.0 and increased battery performance in the new iPhone, Apple has created a fitting platform for geofencing apps, the company says.One aspect of background location capabilities in the new OS is and API that notifies apps “based on configurable accuracy and distance change filters,” which is a highly-accurate “always on” battery drainer, says Location Labs. A new service, the “significant change location service,” uses less power but the lower accuracy and frequency makes geofencing useless, delaying notifications by several hours.“With the iPhone, we employ a combination of […] the standard and significant change location services, intelligent interaction with the iPhone backgrounding and suspending logic as well as local awareness of proximity to the geofence boundaries,” the company said in a blog post Wednesday. “Together these allow us to offer a high quality firing latency guarantee (measured in minutes) while keeping impact on battery life to a minimum.”What This Means for Location AppsTo get an idea of how geofencing technology could improve on existing location-based applications, just look at the current popular apps. Apps like Foursquare and Gowalla could implement this infrastructure to allow users to automatically check-in when entering the geofence of a particular location. I can’t even count the times I’ve been out and forgotten to check-in at various locations, robbing myself of precious Foursquare points. With geofencing, I could have been automatically checking in as I went from place-to-place, or perhaps a push notification would have reminded me after I was within the perimeter of the geofence for a certain amount of time.Additionally, geofences could allow for a feature of location apps that Robert Scoble advocated for earlier this month. As Scoble points out, it is helpful to location app users if they can tell if their friends are still at a location, and determining how long users spend in businesses can have a significant impact of location-based marketing.“For instance, I hate shopping so I’ll only spend four minutes inside the Gap, if I go at all. But there are many people who will linger there for hours,” he said. “If you are another clothing store, which customer is more valuable to you to get to come to visit your store? Me or that other customer?”Other interesting ideas for geofences include connecting mobile devices to house lights or air conditioning units to automatically activate them when users approach their homes. Friends could even be notified when they are within a certain distance of one another. The possibilities for geofencing applications are enormous with this new library from Location Labs.Photo by Flickr user KWDesigns.center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

Star escapes

first_imgPBA IMAGESAldrech Ramos put order in Star’s tentative finish on Saturday night, draining the dagger triple with 12.8 seconds remaining as the Hotshots held off San Miguel Beer, 109-105, in Game 1 of their Final Four series at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Hotshots almost blew a 13-point lead going into the final two minutes as they lapsed into miscues and needed Ramos to convert that triple from top of the key off a Paul Lee set-up as Star drew first blood in their best-of-five series.ADVERTISEMENT World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Pocari sweat coach expecting more from Rivers in Game 2 Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games LATEST STORIES “That’s why he’s there,” said Star coach Chito Victolero, referring to the game-sealing bucket. “That’s what I keep telling my players, for them to shoot when they’re open.”Victolero is aware of what to expect on Game 2 set Monday at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“They (Beermen) will keep fighting, they’re a champion team,” he said as he guns for the first Finals appearance of his young coaching career after falling just a win short against Barangay Ginebra in this season’s Philippine Cup.“We (coaching staff) will review the game tape and see what we can still do,” he went on. “San Miguel will never give up.” Ricardo Ratliffe scored 26 points and grabbed 22 rebounds before fouling out in the dying seconds while Allein Maliksi also fired 26.Lee struggled against the San Miguel defense to finish with just four and eight assists.Charles Rhodes had 34 points and reigning three-time MVP June Mar Fajardo had 24 for the Beermen, who beat the Hotshots in the eliminations, 103-97.ADVERTISEMENT 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’center_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken View comments Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games MOST READ What ‘missteps’?last_img read more

NCAA tournament: Arizona crash out as Buffalo, Loyola Chicago spring upsets

first_img Facebook Share on WhatsApp Read more NCAA tournament Topics NCAA tournament: Arizona stunned by Buffalo; Villanova and Kansas win – as it happened Share on LinkedIn Support The Guardian East regionalNo9 Alabama 86, No8 Virginia Tech 83Collin Sexton scored 21 of his team-high 24 points after halftime to lead Alabama over Virginia Tech for the Crimson Tide’s first NCAA tournament win in a dozen years.John Petty kept ninth-seeded Alabama (20-15) in it while Sexton struggled during a sluggish opening half and finished with 20 points while shooting 6 of 8 on 3-pointers. Sexton found a rhythm in the second half, including a handful of big shots over the final five minutes to give the Crimson Tide a bit of breathing room in a game that featured 10 lead changes, with no team ever being up by more than seven points.Justin Robinson scored 19 points to lead the eighth-seeded Hokies (21-12).No1 Villanova 87, No16 Radford 61Jalen Brunson scored 16 points and top-seeded Villanova hit 14 3-pointers to rout Radford.The Wildcats (31-4) played to near-perfection for the first 30 minutes and led 44-23 at halftime.The Highlanders (23-13) posed no threat at becoming the first 16 seed to ever knock off a No1 in the tournament.No3 Texas Tech 70, No14 Stephen F Austin 60Keenan Evans scored 19 of his 23 points after halftime and third-seeded Texas Tech ended the game on a 13-2 run.Evans’ layup with 3:58 left put the Big 12 runner-up Red Raiders (25-9) ahead to stay. Texas Tech will next play Florida.SFA (28-7), the Southland Conference tournament champion, led by eight early in the second half.Midwest regionalNo1 Kansas 76, No16 Penn 60Devonte Graham ignited sluggish Kansas midway through the first half, pouring in 29 points and lifting his top-seeded team.Lagerald Vick added 14 points for the Jayhawks (28-7), who trailed the Ivy League champs 21-11 with about 7 minutes left in the first half. Kansas advanced to play Seton Hall.AJ Brodeur had 14 points to lead the Quakers (24-9).No2 Duke 89, No15 Iona 67Marvin Bagley III dominated in his NCAA tournament debut, pouring in 22 points to go with seven rebounds as Duke rolled.The Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year made 10 of 14 shots in 32 minutes and grabbed seven rebounds.Grayson Allen scored 16 points as the second-seeded Blue Devils (27-7) powered past 15th-seeded Iona (26-7).Duke will next play Rhode Island.No7 Rhose Island 83, No10 Oklahoma 78 (OT)EC Matthews hit the go-ahead 3-pointer in overtime and Rhode Island topped dynamic scorer Trae Young and the Sooners.The seventh-seeded Rams (26-7) won a game in the NCAA tournament for the second straight season and will play Duke on Saturday.Young scored 28 points on 9-for-18 shooting with six turnovers. The freshman scored 13 straight points for Oklahoma (18-14) late in regulation and made two free throws to open OT.No8 Seton Hall 94, No9 North Carolina State 83Khadeen Carrington scored 26 points, Desi Rodriguez added 20 and eighth-seeded Seton Hall won a foul-filled first-round matchup.Myles Powell added 19 points and Angel Delgado scored 13 for the Pirates (22-11), who led the entire way a year after a late meltdown cost them against Arkansas.Allerik Freeman hit six 3-pointers and had 36 points to lead No. 9 seed North Carolina State (21-12).The only thing that slowed down the high-scoring, up-and-down matchup was the whistles. The teams combined for 53 fouls.West regionalNo4 Gonzaga 68, No13 UNC Greensboro 64Zach Norvell Jr hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 20.8 seconds left to help Gonzaga escape a major scare.The fourth-seeded Bulldogs (31-4) trailed 64-62 with 1:48 left after squandering a 12-point lead they took early in the second half.Gonzaga, in its 20th straight NCAA tournament, won its first game of March Madness for the 10th year in a row. UNC Greensboro (27-8) was the Southern Conference champ.No5 Ohio State 81, No12 South Dakota State 73 Kam Williams made a tiebreaking four-point play with 1:36 left, then added a trio of free throws after being fouled on another 3-point attempt to lift Ohio State.The fifth-seeded Buckeyes (25-8) built a 13-point lead by reeling off 16 straight points midway through the second half.Ohio State advanced to play Gonzaga. The teams met in November and the Zags romped 86-59.Mike Daum scored 27 points for 12th-seeded South Dakota State (28-7).No6 Houston 67, No11 San Diego State 65Rob Gray scored 39 points, including a wind-milling layup that just trickled over the rim with 1.1 seconds left that lifted sixth-seeded Houston.Trey Kell’s off-balance 3-pointer at the buzzer was no good for 11th-seeded San Diego State (22-11).Houston (27-7) posted its first tournament win since 1984. Share on Messenger Loyola Chicago’s Donte Ingram celebrates after his game-winning shot to sink Miami. Photograph: Tim Heitman/USA Today Sports Share on Facebook NCAA tournament 2018 Twitter Defensively, Buffalo neutralized Arizona’s size inside by collapsing on the paint, forcing the Wildcats to shoot from the perimeter. Arizona went 2 for 18 from beyond the 3-point arc, while the Bulls knocked down 15 of 30.CJ Massinburg had 19 points and Buffalo shredded Arizona’s defense at a 55% clip for the program’s first NCAA tournament win.The Bulls move on to face Kentucky in Saturday’s round of 32.Dusan Ristic had 16 points, and Deandre Ayton finished with 14 points and 13 rebounds to lead Arizona.Arizona has played through one of the most difficult seasons in program history. The Wildcats were twice entangled in a federal investigation into nefarious recruiting practices and lost one of their best players twice to injury. Trier missed two games after testing positive for the same banned substance that cost him 19 games a year ago.Outside of an 0-for-3 trip to the Bahamas, their focus on the court rarely wavered. Arizona won the Pac-12 regular-season title and routed Southern California in the tournament title game, becoming the second team in conference history to sweep both in consecutive seasons.No3 Tennessee 73, No14 Wright State 47Admiral Schofield had 15 points and 12 rebounds as third-seeded Tennessee advanced to the second round by overwhelming Wright State.Lamonte Turner had 19 points and a career-high nine assists for the Volunteers (26-8), SEC co-champions in the regular season after being picked in the preseason to finish 13th in the 14-team league. They’ll next play Loyola-Chicago on Saturday.Wright State (25-10) was the Horizon League tournament champ.No5 Kentucky 78, No12 Davidson 73Kentucky didn’t make a 3-point for the first time in a game since 1988, but still did enough to top Davidson.Fifth-seeded Kentucky (25-10) went 0 for 6 from behind arc after hitting a 3 in a nation-best streak of 1,047 games.Kevin Knox scored 25 for Kentucky, which next plays the Arizona-Buffalo winner.Davidson (21-12) made 11 3-pointers, led by six from Jon Axel Gudmundsson, who finished with 21 points.No11 Loyola Chicago 64, No6 Miami 62Donte Ingram hit a 3-pointer from the March Madness logo just before the buzzer, lifting Loyola-Chicago over Miami 64-62 in its first NCAA tournament appearance since 1985.Ingram’s long shot came from well above the key. The 11th-seeded Ramblers (29-5) matched the school record for wins from their 1963 national championship team.Loyola was boosted by a pregame prayer from its team chaplain, 98-year-old Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt.The buzzer sounded as Ingram’s shot went in, but officials put 0.3 seconds back on the clock. A desperation pass by Miami (22-10) bounced away harmlessly. Share via Email US sports Share on Twitter Wes Clark scored 25 points, Jeremy Harris added 23 and No13 seed Buffalo pulled off the biggest upset of the NCAA tournament’s opening round, rolling over No4 seed Arizona 89-68 in the South Region on Thursday night.The smaller Bulls (27-8) used their quickness to zip around the Wildcats (27-8), scoring at the rim and on kickout three-pointers. Pinterest … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. 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JCPD Ready to Assist Members of Disabled Community

first_imgStory Highlights The Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities (JCPD) stands ready to provide a range of well needed support services to members of the disabled community.Persons with disabilities are therefore being encouraged to register with the JCPD to receive the economic, educational and social development benefits available.Executive Director of the JCPD, Dr. Christine Hendricks, says the registration process is in two parts, which includes medical verification of an individual’s disability.She tells JIS News that the medical report form can be accessed on the JCPD’s website at www.jcpdja.com, at the JCPD’s head office at 18 Ripon Road in St. Andrew, and at the Ministry of Labour and Social Security or the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) offices islandwide.Dr. Hendricks says it is required that a medical professional relevant to the type of disability signs and stamps the forms.The individual should then submit the form to the JCPD, along with a passport-sized photograph, TRN card, birth certificate, a national identification (ID) and provide relevant demographic information as requested.“The disability has to be a permanent physical, intellectual, mental or sensory impairment determined by a medical professional in order for the person to be registered,” Dr. Hendricks points out.Some 33,200 persons are currently registered with the JCPD.Dr. Hendricks notes that among the benefits for members is the provision of economic empowerment grants to help persons become independent by starting or expanding small businesses. Grants range from $30,000 to $150,000.Assistance-in-aid of up to $250,000 is also provided for assisted devices and therapies.Educational benefits include scholarships, school fee support, books and assistance with other school-related materials.Dr. Hendricks tells JIS News that the JCPD also provides medical support and assist persons with accessing National Housing Trust (NHT) benefits.Disabled persons who are members of the JCPD also receive concessionary bus fares for the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC).“I want to encourage persons with disabilities in the wider society who have a disability to get registered. Once you have an impairment, the JCPD exists to ensure that you are registered and can benefit from the numerous grants and other support services that are provided through the Government for persons with disabilities,” Dr. Hendricks says.She is urging family members, friends, neighbours and employers to assist the disabled in getting registered with the JCPD. The Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities (JCPD) stands ready to provide a range of well needed support services to members of the disabled community. She tells JIS News that the medical report form can be accessed on the JCPD’s website at www.jcpdja.com, at the JCPD’s head office at 18 Ripon Road in St. Andrew, and at the Ministry of Labour and Social Security or the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) offices islandwide. Executive Director of the JCPD, Dr. Christine Hendricks, says the registration process is in two parts, which includes medical verification of an individual’s disability. last_img read more

Deadpool 2s Zazie Beetz Mourns Loss of Stunt Double Joi SJ Harris

first_img Twitter According to Entertainment Weekly, Harris is thought to be the stunt double for Beetz. A woman donning the costume for the mutant Domino was spotted on a black Ducati motorcycle in the area for a sequence days earlier.Harris, known as the first African-American female road racer, died Monday morning on the set of the superhero sequel. It was her first job as a stuntwoman.Witnesses told the Vancouver Sun that Harris lost control of her bike during a stunt, jumped a curb and crashed through a plate-glass window at Shaw Tower. Police said she died at the scene. Deadline reported that she was not wearing a helmet during the scene because her character does not wear a helmet in the film.On Wednesday, Ryan Reynolds led the Deadpool 2 crew in a moment of silence on set before they resumed filming. The actor, 40, stood at the center of the crew members, who huddled up around him and bowed their heads after he said a few words.“Today, we tragically lost a member of our crew while filming Deadpool,” Reynolds tweeted after the accident. “We’re heartbroken, shocked and devastated… but recognize nothing can come close to the grief and inexplicable pain her family and loved ones must feel in this moment. My heart pours out to them — along with each and every person she touched in this world.”SPLASH NEWSHarris’s first passion was encouraging women to join the sport of road racing, and her manager and friend Porsche Taylor told PEOPLE, “She should be recognized and known as more than just the stunt driver who passed away.”She added, “SJ is a remarkable person, and I want her legacy of being an inspiration to women who ride to continue for many more years to come.”BY KAREN MIZOGUCHI Login/Register With: Advertisement Facebook Deadpool 2 actress Zazie Beetz is remembering Joi “SJ” Harris, the stuntwoman who died while performing a motorcycle stunt for the sequel in Vancouver, Canada.“On Monday we tragically lost one of our own — Joi SJ Harris. My heart has been breaking the past two days and I have been searching what to say or do,” Beetz, who was cast as Domino, wrote in a statement shared on Instagram.“I know that what I feel is nothing compared to what her loved ones, friends + family, are feeling. My heart and my love goes out to her and them all. The cast and crew send peace, healing, and their deepest condolences,” she concluded her message. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementlast_img read more