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first_imgSea Bright Police officer Don Morse checks out a dead dolphin with Sea Bright Beach Club personnel on Wednesday morning.By Scott LongfieldSEA BRIGHT –  The Marine Mammal Stranding Center has responded to the report of yet another dead bottle nose dolphin that washed up on the beach at Sea Bright Beach Club on Wednesday morning.The dolphin had been dead for some time and had been partially decomposed. MMSC took measurements and photographs and then released the remains to the Sea Bright Department of Public Works for disposal.The dolphin was past the time frame for a necropsy to determine the cause of death.This brings the total to more than 50 dolphin that have died along the shores of New Jersey this summer. An ongoing investigation by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Marine Mammal Stranding Center is trying to determine the cause.last_img read more

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first_imgMr. Bility addresses participants at the occasion.Two Liberian government officials did not turn up for the opening of a two-month art exhibition on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at the National Museum that is showcasing cartoons of students depicting horrors of the Liberian Civil War (1989-2003), according to the organizers of the exhibition.Hassan Bility of the Global Justice and Research Project (GJRP), which is hosting the “Cartooning for Justice” with the Liberia Visual Arts Academy (LivArts), told reporters they invited Lenn Eugene Nagbe and Cllr. Musa Dean of the ministries of Information and Justice, respectively.Bility said it was against GJRP’s standard operation procedure (SOP) to show proof that the invitations were sent, while the two ministers did not respond to query on the matter.Their absence from the event came just over two weeks when President George Weah failed to attend a memorial for victims of the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Massacre in Sinkor, his third time being absent from a civil war-related event he was invited or expected to attend this year.President Weah has not showed support for a Liberian war crimes court despite pressure from local and international advocates. The United Nations has given Liberia up to July next year to address crimes committed during the country’s 14 years of civil unrest.The students’ cartoons show horror and evoke painful memory of one of Africa’s most brutal civil wars. One cartoon shows rebels beheading a kneeling man before his wife and children. Another portrays the hearings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), while others show civilians fleeing the war with flaming buildings at the background.Advocates present at the opening of the exhibition bemoaned the officials’ absence.“I think it is the content of this program that scares the policy makers not to come, because some of them have said publicly that in this country, there will be no accountability,” said Cllr. Tiawon Gongloe, president of the Liberian National Bar Association (LNBA.“When they come here, the reality might speak to their conscience to change their mind, and they do not want to change,” said Gongloe.Attendees at the programKenneth Y. Best, the Publisher of the Daily Observer newspaper, added his voice: “I am sorry that quite often when I attend these kind of programs, I have to make the same remark expressing my regret, because I don’t see any government people here,” Mr. Best said.“What kind of government we have that does not seem to be interested in anything?  What we don’t have time for in Liberia, other people have time for it—young people drawing portraits on justice?  What you see here was exhibited in Geneva, Switzerland, not even in Monrovia. And we are told by people here that those people widely applauded these young people,” Mr. Best added.GJRP is working with the Swiss human rights group Civitas Maxima in the prosecution of Liberians in Europe and America in connection with the Liberian Civil War, and the two organizations are among scores of others calling for a war crimes court for Liberia.Bility said the cartoon exhibition was a way of reaching out to the young generation, and getting them involved in the debate about justice. He said GJRP was planning to take the event to Margibi County.John H.T. Stewart, a former Commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, whose recommendations in 2009, included the war crimes court, commended GJRP and LivArts for using Liberian students to draw cartoons about the war to learn and teach the lessons of their country’s dark past.“So, what we see happening is the creation of memory. Memory is very important so that we don’t go back to where we came from,” Stewart said.“The Second World War ended in 1945, but people are still held today to account. Even though, some are very old and have been hiding their identity all along, the fact that they are shamed, they are still made to account for their past deeds. When you go to Europe, the museum of the Holocaust is there to show the dark days, because people who were directly affected do not want to go to the past. Impunity is still stalking the land, and the only way we can deal with it is to be reminded of what happened to us in the past and of the exigency to deal with the present so that we do not go further as a people torn by war and gross disrespect and abuse of human rights,” said Stewart.Francis A. Igiriogu, a United Nations representative added, “For us, we strongly believe that any country that wants to be serious for peace and development, that country should be serious for accountability of past wrongs. We also believe that without accountability, what you will get is impunity.  When you have impunity, the consequences are that you will get lawlessness, underdevelopment, and poverty.”Igiriogu urged organizers of the event not to allow the absence of Ministers Nagbe and Dean to discourage them.“The fight for human rights is not about crowd,” he said “It is for the people to understand, and the few that understand can persevere to come together with one voice and continue to push it, and at the end of the day the end will be achieved.”This story was a collaboration with New Narratives as part of the West Africa Justice Reporting Project. Joaquin M. Sendolo is a New Narratives Justice Correspondent. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgBelow are photos from the 2015 Fort St. John International Air Show. A number of acts performed at the show including the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, and Dave Mathieson from Airshow which airs on the Discovery Channel. – Advertisement –last_img

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first_img 5 5 David Rocastle with the 1987 Littlewoods Cup he won with Arsenal Referee Paul Durkin was told to blow his whistle as soon as the crowd began making noise, but the silence was impeccably observed by all sides, such was the feeling for Rocastle.David Rocastle’s football achievementsArsenal career: 1982-1992Starts: 260Goals: 34Honours: League titles in 1989 and 1991, plus the 1987 League Cup.International England caps: 14 Other clubs: Leeds United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Norwich City, Hull City, Sabah FA (Malaysia)David Rocastle stuns Peter Schmeichel and Manchester United at Old Trafford… 5 5 A true Arsenal great, David Rocastle is remembered today on the 14th anniversary of his passing. 5 Shortly after his death in 2001, a minute’s silence was held before Arsenal played Tottenham and officials were understandably nervous that the tribute would be disrupted. After graduating from Arsenal’s youth academy in the late 80s, Rocastle – or ‘Rocky’ as he was affectionately known – went on to become a double league winner with the Gunners and a fan favourite for his crucial goals. It was a shock to everyone when this extremely talented midfielder passed away at the age of just 33 from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a form of cancer.Loved at Highbury, Rocky also inspired real respect from opposing football fans, going on to play for Leeds, Manchester City and Chelsea.last_img read more

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre “They’d pass the book around the class, and when it got to me I’d fake having a stomachache or go to the bathroom,” Landes recalled. His eighth-grade guidance counselor suggested he enroll at a trade school instead of high school since college seemed unlikely. Today, Landes serves as president and CEO of Fetch Technologies, an El Segundo firm where he must read, make deals and count millions of dollars in revenue. “It’s a long-term thing,” Landes said of his disability. “I’ve learned to exploit it for my benefit and those around me. In life, you’ve got to accept you have things.” Those things include typical ADD symptoms such as impulsiveness and speaking out of turn. “Through my experiences, I’ve learned to channel those difficulties into strengths,” he said. “I have a lot of energy. I’m highly motivated. I have an unyielding desire to succeed in the face of difficulties and obstacles. It’s made me more compassionate, understanding, less fearful.” Landes is animated while sitting at his office desk. His 6-foot-8 frame seems hardly able to contain his energy. Landes, 51, joined Fetch in 2004 to run the business side of a company founded by scientists. Under Landes, the private firm has grown from 10 employees – Landes was the 10th – to 45. Revenue increased from less than $1 million to more than $5million, Landes said. And he expanded the company’s client base beyond government agencies to include commercial customers. Landes said he expects growth of 100percent next year. In January, Fetch will move into nearby office space more than twice as large as its current 6,200-square-foot location. The added space is needed to house the expected 60 employees the company will have by January, Landes said. Fetch develops complex software that extracts information from countless Web sites and organizes the data to appear as if it’s all from a single source. “We’re a precision extraction technology. We don’t deliver you the Web page, we deliver the data,” Landes said. “We revolutionized the task of information gathering. This was previously a menial task. When you want to go to hundreds and thousand of sources, you can’t do that manually.” For example, when an agent at the AAA searches for a low-fare hotel booking or travel package, the system uses Fetch software. Steve Minton, Fetch’s chairman and co-founder, said Landes was one of a number of CEO candidates the company considered. “But none of them had Robert’s track record,” Minton said. That track record has mostly focused on sales. But Landes’ professional experience goes beyond that to include playing professional basketball and founding a dot-com. Looking back, Landes noted the challenges he has faced, including his learning disability and a major injury in college. “I seem to continually have to overcome adversity,” Landes said. In the 10th grade, Landes suddenly “no longer had academic problems,” he said. “Once you recognize a deficiency, you start to create an internal and external structure of support to mitigate weakness and enhance strengths.” Landes went on to prove his eighth-grade counselor wrong by enrolling at College of Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. Landes was on a full athletic scholarship. He studied sociology with a minor in psychology while playing on the college basketball team. In his junior year, Landes broke his back because of a repetitive stress injury. He spent a year of training and rehabilitation and was able to play his senior year. After earning his bachelor’s degree in sociology, Landes played professional basketball in Britain for a year. In his free time, he sold commodities over the phone from London. “I was hooked,” Landes recalled. “I loved selling.” In 1982, after completing a year of professional basketball, Landes joined his brother’s New York importing business. Called Landes Silver, the firm sold imported silverware, crystal and china to Bloomingdale’s and other retailers. “I was in charge of business development and my brother was in charge of operations,” he said. But by 1987, Landes left the business “over a family dynamic.” Landes then worked in sales for several years for another New York silverware company. In 1992, Landes took a job as vice president of national accounts for LA Gear, a youth- oriented shoe company based in Santa Monica. His biggest challenge was to promote a new specialty brand for men. By the time he left in 1995, Landes was LA Gear’s executive vice president. “I left because the company wasn’t doing well and it was on its third reorganization,” he said. “So they had to downsize the business. I didn’t like that. I’m a builder, not a downsizer.” After leaving, Landes had what he described as an epiphany. He was driving from his Pacific Palisades home to Brentwood when he noticed people on a street corner hawking $10 maps of movie stars’ homes. “I said I wonder if I could start an Internet company ? where you can reach the stars?” he said. By December 2006, Landes had founded Celebrity Sightings, a Marina del Rey firm that used the Internet to connect teens to exclusive celebrity content and even chats with stars. “I ended up selling the company for millions of dollars,” he said. The Web site eventually went dormant and now is a pornographic site. Before selling Celebrity Sightings, Landes began serving as CEO of software company Guidance Solutions, a Marina del Rey firm building corporate Web sites that allowed for online commerce. “Guidance had eight employees and $750,000 in revenue,” Landes said. “Three years later, we had $22 million in revenue and 225 employees.” Landes cashed out of Guidance in 2004. He then went into semi-retirement. He did some consulting work, but mostly spent time with his wife and three children including becoming a carpool dad. In 2004, Landes began consulting for Fetch. At the time, Landes was considering running a company again, and Minton and his partners were debating whether Landes was an ideal fit for their firm. Minton recalls one day when he was away from the office, but needed to check a voice message left for the company. The message was left on Landes’ cell phone. So Landes gave Minton the password. Minton found himself in the awkward position of having to listen through Landes’ other messages before finding the one he was looking for. “I was trying not to snoop, but there was a succession of people – some of them business people and some of them personal friends – and they’re like, `Robert, I really appreciate all the help you’ve given me,”‘ Minton said. “People really trust Robert and he’s really a terrific person. ? By that time, I was pretty convinced we had a good relationship. But (those phone messages) pretty much sealed the deal.” muhammed.el-hasan@dailybreeze.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Muhammed El-Hasan Staff Writer Robert Landes describes his business success as a “miracle.” Landes grew up in New York with non-diagnosed attention-deficit disorder and hyperactivity. In elementary school, Landes had trouble reading. last_img
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first_imgSeconds out! There will be blood, sweat and tears in the Villa Rose Hotel, Ballybofey on Saturday July 2nd when Finn Harps supporters switch sports to star in the “Thrilla in Da Villa” White Collar Boxing Night to raise money for the club.The action packed evening will include a series of 10 bouts with both male and female participants getting ready to rumble and lace up their gloves for 3 1-minute rounds.Event Manager Sharon Scanlon is sure those attending will have a great night out. “This is the first White Collar Boxing Night in the Twin Towns so we have made every effort to ensure everyone enjoys an evening full of entertainment.We are adding all the ingredients which will give the event a real sense of occasion.Oisin Kelly will be MC for the night while DJ Gamble will play the music each boxer has chosen to be his/her signature tune for their contest.We also have the one and only Mad Marcus performing in the interval so its promises to be a knockout night!” she said But how are the gallant volunteers faring with the rigorous training regime?Very well, according to Sharon. “Anyone who has participated in White Collar Boxing will tell you it’s anything but easy but everyone has risen to the challenge. The dedication and commitment of the boxers has been fantastic. They are a great bunch of people and on the 2nd of July I think everyone is going to be amazed at the lean mean fighting machines on display!” she addedParticipating Boxers are: Rodney Dullaghan,  Donal Kelly, Aisling Gallagher, Damien Bradley, Dean McDevitt,  Pauric McCrory,  Mark Harvey, Brian McCrea, Darren McNulty, Thomas McBride, Shane Elliot, Brian (Packie) Coll,  Margaret Kennedy,  Fiona McSorley, Joey O Leary,  Stephen Toner,  Gerry Keavney,  Barney McGuigan,  Andrew Scanlon.Tickets cost €15 and are available from Finn Harps Club House on 074-9130070 or from Villa Rose Hotel or any of the boxers.FINN HARPS LAUNCH ‘THRILLA IN DA VILLA’ BOXING NIGHT was last modified: May 27th, 2011 by gregShare 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:boxingcharityfinn harpslast_img read more

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first_imgBingo in Hall each Tuesday at 9 Lotto results for 7/02/12 counties drawn were DN,RN,DB,LD one winner with 3 counties €100 The Blake Family Convoy Next Weeks Jackpot €3900training sat morning for underage 10 -11 u 14 girls and 11-12 u8 -u12 boys and girls bring your own drink pleaseMinor and u 16 training indoor at 6.30 0n Fridays Club Membership is now due €3 for u18 and €20 for adults· ST MARYS DEVELOPMENT DRAW TAKES PLACE ON SUNDAY 8TH APRIL IN MANNIES BAR CONVOY PRIZES· Tickets are €10 each or a book of 3 for €20· 1. €1,000 2.LED Saor View TV 3.500 Litres of home heating oil 4.1 Tonne Coal 5 .€500 6.iPod with iTunes Voucher & Vouchers for P.J.Designs 7.5OO Litres of home heating oil 8.Laptop and Printer 9.Mystery Prize 10. €250 ONeills Voucher + 6 months Gym membership Clanree Hotel 11.€500 Holiday Voucher 12. Monster Hamper 13. €250 14. Mid Week Break for 4+Round of Golf in Slieve Russell Hotel 15. Top Prizeof €5000 Tickets €10 each or 3 Tickets for €20 Tickets are available from OLIVER PRUNTY 0879090376 ,PAUL MC MULLAN 0877857980Congratulations to Raymond Mc Namee and Oisin Porter who were part of the Voc Schools team that won ulster well done ladsA big thanks to everyone who helped in any way with the recent bag pack well done all GAA NOTES: ST.MARY’S, CONVOY was last modified: February 12th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:ST MARY’S GAA NOTESlast_img read more

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first_imgSHAY Given says he was blown away by the welcome he and the Irish squad received in Poland yesterday.“Great support from the Polish people today. Thanks so much for the welcome,” he told them.Cheerleaders and streamers greeted the Irish squad at the stadium in Gdynia in front of 15,000 Polish people. The session was Ireland’s first run-out in Poland as they prepare for their Euro 2012 Group C encounters with Croatia, Spain and Italy.There was some concern when Shay did not take part in the training session.But manager Giovanni Trapattoni has played down reports that Shay won’t be fit in time for Sunday’s game against Croatia.Reports suggested he had a calf strain as he sat out training on Tuesday. “He was just tired,” insisted the manager.Aiden McGeady meantime has earned his side some extra time off after saying the training was leaving the players tired.“Training has been of such a high intensity that I think a lot of the players felt a bit jaded,” said Aiden“A lot of the players were saying that at half-time (against Hungary), that they felt pretty sluggish in their feet. I think that was the overwhelming factor in the first half.“In the second-half we picked it up a bit. I think we need to take it easy on training.” SHAY OVERWHELMED AS 15,000 POLISH PEOPLE COME OUT TO SAY ‘WITAMY’ was last modified: June 6th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:000 POLISH PEOPLE COME OUT TO SAY ‘WITAMY’SHAY OVERWHELMED AS 15last_img read more

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first_imgTwo Donegal schools have had their appeals for staffing levels upheld.Joe McHugh TDThe schools are Glenmaquin National School in Knockbrack, Letterkenny and also Gartan National School.The Department of Education and Skills issued the update after the second meeting of the Primary Staffing Appeals Board in relation to the staffing levels of primary schools for the 2014/15 school year. Deputy Joe McHugh said he welcomed the announcement.“ The challenges facing small schools are an issue I have been raising continuously, calling for the Department to acknowledge that small schools in rural areas are facing different challenges from those in heavily populated areas and their unique positions need to be taken into consideration,” he said. TWO DONEGAL SCHOOLS WIN THEIR BATTLES ON STAFFING LEVELS was last modified: June 18th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:deputy joe mchughdonegalGartan NSGlenmaquin NSschoolslast_img read more

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first_img12 August 2009Trading in currency options is set to become easier and more accessible with the introduction of South Africa’s first currency options market maker, Absa Capital, which the JSE believes will increase participation in its well-established currency derivatives market.Though currency options were launched in South Africa in September 2008, options traders had to find their own market maker to execute the trade.“We anticipate that the introduction of Absa Capital as a new market maker and the on-screen pricing functionality will make trading currency options more attractive to the market,” Yield-X general manager Warren Geers said in a statement this week.Dollar/rand optionsTo begin with, market making will be on the dollar/rand currency options, with the minimum size per trade being 10 contracts.Like currency futures, currency options allow investors to hedge their currency exposure, but differ in that they come with a “built-in insurance policy”, where the investor is able to resign a contract at any point in the contract term.“The flexibility that options offer investors is especially relevant during volatile financial times,” explained Geers.Exceeded growth expectationsDespite global economic conditions, the JSE’s Yield-X market has exceeded growth expectations. Year-on-year, for the first six months of 2009, Yield-X has grown 122% in value of trades, and much of this growth can be attributed to currency futures, which have grown by 205%.The value of trades in currency futures currently stands at more than R88-billion since inception, while the value of trades in currency options currently stands at approximately R1-billion.“Our participation should bring much needed liquidity to the currency options market and as such, facilitate the participation of more and more retail, but also institutional investors in this space,” said Absa Capital’s Justin Nichols.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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