Province seeks feedback to ban, reduce, recycle more plastics

first_imgVICTORIA, B.C. – The Province of B.C. is inviting British Columbians to have their say on proposed new actions to reduce the plastic waste polluting the province’s waterways, environment and landfills.George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, says the Province needs to take action to reduce plastic waste in order to protect wildlife, adding that he looks forward to hearing public feedback on this issue.“The message from British Columbians is loud and clear – we need to take action to reduce plastic waste, especially single-use items like water bottles and plastic bags that often find their way into our waters, streets and environment. We have all seen the striking images of animals and fish being caught up in everyday plastic waste like grocery bags or beer can loops that ensnare these beautiful creatures and it cannot continue. I look forward to hearing from people about how we can all play a part in reducing plastic pollution and plastics use overall.”- Advertisement -While B.C. is a North American leader with 22 industry-led recycling programs, the Province says they are working with counterparts Canada-wide to develop national standards specifying the minimum amount of recycled plastic in new packaging and products.The deadline to submit public feedback on the reduction of plastic waste is September 18, 2019.To take part in the survey, you can visit read more

Neymar out for ‘six to eight weeks’

first_img0Shares0000PSG played the last 10 minutes a man down as they had made all their permitted changes before Neymar went offPARIS, France, Feb 28 – Paris Saint-Germain’s hopes of getting Neymar back for their crunch Champions League clash against Real Madrid next week look to be over after the Brazilian’s father claimed the player would be out for “at least six weeks”.Speaking to ESPN in Brazil on Tuesday, Neymar Senior said: “PSG know that they will not be able to count on Neymar for the upcoming matches: his treatment will last six to eight weeks, whether there is an operation or not.” That was after PSG coach Unai Emery claimed earlier that “no decision” had been taken on whether Neymar would require surgery and that there remained a “small chance” of getting the world’s most expensive player back in time to face Real next Tuesday, March 6.Tests confirmed that Neymar suffered a hairline fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his right foot as well as a twisted ankle late in PSG’s 3-0 win over Marseille in Ligue 1 on Sunday.He appeared to be in tears as he was stretchered off the field at the Parc des Princes, immediately raising fears that the 26-year-old could miss the Champions League last 16, second leg against Madrid.PSG lost 3-1 in the first leg in Spain two weeks ago and are in danger of being knocked out of the competition in the last 16 for the second season running.Brazilian newspaper Globo Esporte had claimed Neymar would undergo surgery, and that the former Barcelona player would be sidelined until May.If his father’s estimate is correct, Neymar would not return before the semi-final stage of the Champions League in late April.On the possibility of rushing Neymar back for the Real second leg, experts say that PSG would be taking a huge risk, possibly even jeopardising Neymar’s participation at the World Cup in Russia in June and July.“It would be very risky as it’s a fragile bone in the foot which is difficult to protect,” Jean-Marcel Ferret, a former doctor with the French national team, told AFP.“(Playing against Real) could compromise the rest of his season.”In the meantime, PSG are preparing to do without Neymar for Wednesday’s French Cup quarter-final at home to Marseille, the second meeting of the clubs in four days.Argentine star Angel di Maria should replace the Brazilian at the Parc des Princes, with PSG hoping to stay on course to win the French Cup for the fourth season running.Neymar has scored 28 goals in 30 appearances in all competitions for PSG since his 222 million-euro ($264 million) move from Barcelona last August.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgRory Kavanagh could miss Donegal’s Ulster SFC quarter-final clash with Cavan on June 12 after picking up an ankle injury in a club game on Tuesday.Kavanagh is understood to have suffered a recurrence of an old injury and there are said to be genuine worries over his fitness for the Ulster clash.The Donegal player lined out for St Eunan’s 48 hours after Donegal’s preliminary round win over Antrim. A full round of Donegal League matches took place on Tuesday evening.And serious questions are being asked about why senior games were timed so close to an Ulster Championship match.BREAKING NEWS: KAVANAGH COULD BE OUT OF CAVAN CLASH was last modified: May 19th, 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)last_img read more


first_imgEARLIER THIS week we showed you some footage of the great Donegal fiddler John Doherty playing a superb piece.Here’s a full documentary on John…perfect for the weekend! “Drinking all the day in old pubswhere fiddlers love to playSomeone touched the bow,he played a reelit seemed so fine and gayStood on Lisfannon beachand cast in wild foam we found Atlantic bassLiving on your western shore,saw summer sunsets asked for moreI stood by your Atlantic seaand sang a song for Ireland.”DDTV: WATCH FULL DOCUMENTARY ON DONEGAL FIDDLER JOHN DOHERTY was last modified: September 11th, 2011 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:Ardarafiddler john dohertylast_img read more


first_imgLETTERKENNY Community Centre has won a High Court action after being sued for a former weightlifting champion.Omagh man Neil Bradley claimed he was unable to work after suffering injuries during a jujitsu session at the centre.The 40-year-old had sued the centre and jujitsu instructor Josie Murray over injuries suffered in November 2005. Mr Bradley told said he had hurt himself when he and an opponent were trying to take the legs from under each other during a sparring session. Mats that should have been locked together weren’t and he sustained his injury in the fall.He had to have surgery on his injuries but continued to suffer from the effects of the injury, he said.Fergus O’Hagan SC, for the centre, put it to Mr Bradley he was claiming €189,000 for loss of earnings and wanted the defendant to “pay him until 65 for doing nothing.”In his judgment, Mr Justice Iarfhlaith O’Neill dismissed the case saying the mats were just two years old and in good condition and highly unlikely to move.He said that the evidence of Mr Bradley had “an air of improbability” and concluded the accident did not happen in the manner alleged.The judge said Mr Bradley had made no mention of the mats when he started his legal claim in March 2006.The judge said the evidence persuaded him the accident was caused by the unexpected tripping attempt by Mr Bradley resulting in his opponent coming down on Mr Bradley’s outstretched leg.Mr Bradley, he said, had sustained injuries but this was not due to any negligence on the part of the centre or the instructor.The case was dismissed and leave for appeal was allowed.© 2011, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on us on anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comLETTERKENNY COMMUNITY CENTRE WIN COURT BATTLE OVER KUNG FU INJURY was last modified: December 7th, 2011 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:COURT BATTLEJUJITSULETTERKENNY COMMUNITY CENTRElast_img read more


first_imgIt had been rumoured that top model Georgia Salpa would be in Donegal to take over as the mentor for GAA side Naomh Brid as they take part on RTE show Celebrity Bainisteoir.But the players certainly weren’t left disappointed when another model turned up to save the day.Pippa O’Connor, wife of TV presenter Brian Ormond, will now put the lads through their paces. Pippa took her first training session today and lets just say the lads busted a gut to impress their model mentor! PIPPA O’CONNOR TO PUT THE NAOMH BRID LADS THROUGH THEIR PACES was last modified: July 1st, 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)last_img read more

€85,000 in grants announced for Donegal healthcare groups

first_imgMinister Joe McHugh has welcomed €85,000 in grant-aid for Donegal healthcare organisations.A total of five groups in Donegal will receive a share of the funding.Over 120 healthcare and social care organisations are set to receive funding of over €2.7million under the latest round of National Lottery Grants from the Department of Health. “This funding will make a significant difference in the provision of healthcare services in Donegal”, says Fine Gael Minister of State Joe McHugh TD.“The Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD today (Monday) announced that 5 healthcare-related and social care services in Donegal will receive a total of €84,900 under the latest round of National Lottery Grants.“This the second announcement this year, in which the Department of Health provides once-off grants to organisations for healthcare-related and social care services.”The local organisations set to receive funding include: * Letterkenny Youth and Family Service € 50,000.00; to establish a Healthy Living centre* Arthritis Ireland Donegal €2,900.00 ; to roll out the “Be Active With Arthritis” programme.* Co Donegal Parents and Friends of People with Intellectual Disabilities ; €20,000.00 ; to purchase several buses.* Donegal Family Resource Centre €9,000.00 ; to provide events for Mental Health week 2016* Autism Support Dungloe €3,000.00 ; towards the cost of group events. Minister McHugh added “This funding will make a real difference to groups, volunteers and of course their clients in communities throughout Donegal. The grants will help to provide equipment, upgrade facilities and provide health-related services.”€85,000 in grants announced for Donegal healthcare groups was last modified: November 21st, 2016 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)last_img read more

Proteas win series, secure No. 1 ranking

first_imgThe victory means South Africa will be number one on the Reliance ICC Test Championship table on the 1 April cut-off date. With that position comes a reward of $450 000 (R4.01-million), which is considerably higher than the $175 000 that was up for grabs last year. Bowling rankingsAfter taking 9 for 99 in the win in Cape Town, Vernon Philander has taken his test bowling ranking to a career high of 889 points, only 18 points behind world number one Dale Steyn. Belief and performanceWhere coach Gary Kirsten has excelled is getting the players to believe that they all have a contribution to make. From that belief, top performances have followed. Neither England nor Australia, ranked second and third in the standings, and losers at home to the Proteas in 2012, will be able to catch Graeme Smith and company, regardless of their results in test series against New Zealand and India respectively. Peterson also picked up 2 for 94 and 3 for 73 with the ball to finish the match with five wickets. With a four-wicket victory over Pakistan inside four days at Newlands in Cape Town on Sunday, the Proteas clinched a test series victory. It was their fifth win in a row and their sixth series triumph in succession. Only one point separates England and Australia, but there’s a big money difference between second and third, with second place picking up $350 000 and third $250 000. In rand terms, that’s a difference of R890 000. Morne Morkel, who suffered an injury after sending down only three overs in the second innings at Newlands, is in ninth place in the bowling rankings, giving South Africa three players in the top 10. England and Australia have two players on that list. Therefore, there appears to be a very important correlation between a team’s bowling ability and its overall performance. Pakistan’s Saeed Ajmal, who picked up 10 for 147 in the match, is up to a career best ranking of 847 points. He occupies third place in the rankings. Younis Khan, after innings of 111 and 14, is in ninth place. Azhar Ali (4 and 65) is in 11th position, Misbah ul-Haq (0 and 44) in 12th, and Asad Shafiq in 16th, at a career high 680 points, after knocks of 111 and 19.center_img 19 February 2013 It opens up the possibility of two players from the same team achieving the elite 900-point mark at the same time. To put that astounding achievement in context, since the first test match was played in 1877, 136 years ago, only 20 players have managed to reach 900 points. Batting rankingsAmong batsman, Hashim Amla tops the test batting rankings with 893 points after innings of 25 and 58. AB de Villiers is in fourth place on a career high 851 points after scoring 61 and 36. Jacques Kallis, who the ICC admitted should not have been given out in the first innings, is in eighth place, while captain Graeme Smith occupies 13th spot. Crucial inningsHe played a crucial innings of 84, his highest in a test, after South Africa had slumped to 164 for 6 in their first innings. As the last man out, he was at the crease while the Proteas added a further 162 runs to take their innings’ total to 326 all out, just 12 runs shy of Pakistan’s 338 all out. What his performance underlined is the ability of all players in the South African team to contribute, much as Faf du Plessis made a massive contribution when he first came into the team after an injury to JP Duminy in Australia. Happily, for the South African players and fans, they have excelled under pressure. In the past, they often folded and were labelled “chokers”. That tag can no longer be applied, for the current team has been at its best when under pressure. Peterson was the latest to demonstrate that. The man of the match award in Cape Town, though, went the way of a man ranked 100th among batsmen and 57th among bowlers, Robin Peterson. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Yahoo Buys Summly — Paying $30M To Kill The App, But Keep Its 17-Year-Old Founder

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Lead image screencapped from Summly Launch from Summly on Vimeo Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Yahoo has made another bold move in the mobile space by acquiring news reading app Summly. While the deal is not yet closed, sources tell AllThingsD that Yahoo ponied up $30 million in cash.That hefty sum is notable because Yahoo is also killing the Summly app, but holding onto its creator Nick D’Aloisio, who built it in his London home two years ago when he was just 15. Yes, you read that right. The charismatic English entrepreneur is only 17 years old, and he’s managed to put his creation in the hands of nearly a million users since its December 2011 launch while raising $1.5 million from big names like Horizon Ventures.The app’s secret sauce involved a unique algorithm that summarized articles from all over the Web, automagically condensing news stories and blog posts into bite-sized summaries intended to save readers time.Summly No More, Though D’Aloisio Stays… For A WhileYahoo made it clear that its sights were set on the backbone of the app — its team and its algorithm. “While the Summly app will close, you will see the technology come to life throughout Yahoo!’s mobile experiences soon,” wrote Adam Cahan, Yahoo’s senior vice president of mobile and emerging products, on the company’s blog this morning. D’Aloisio and his team, which numbers below the double digits, will join Yahoo, but the young founder has reportedly signed on for only 18 months — a smart move considering his potential. Yahoo’s decision to ax the app could suck for users, assuming Summly was on a path to turn into the next Flipboard or Zite or Pulse (which we’ll now never know). But it’s great news for Yahoo, which couldn’t care less about even a fast-growing, though still relatively small, news reader app.The acquisition of Summly follows Yahoo’s purchase of Jybe, a social recommendation company, just last week and New York City-based app Stamped, which similarly let users build recommendation lists, last fall. It’s all part of CEO Marissa Mayer’s plan to revitalize the ailing Yahoo brand and update its services for a new, mobile-centric generation.Education Of An EntrepreneurD’Aloisio required a few at-bats before he connected with Summly. The most important was Trimit, a bookmarklet and iOS app that acted as a text summariser in much the same way that Summly would later, albeit with a much more rudimentary interface and level of design. It was popular, but not quite as pervasive as D’Aloisio had hoped. And he apparently went a bit nuts trying to gin up coverage as a result.This culminated with a lesson in email etiquette from Gizmodo writer Casey Chan, who titled a post in August 2011 “How I Made A 15-Year-Old App Developer Cry.” Chan related how D’Aloisio’s intense fervor — read, non-stop barrage of pleading emails — resulted in Gizmodo deciding to make Trimit the blog’s featured worst app of the week (a “dick move,” as Chan later put it). Though Gizmodo didn’t know D’Aloisio’s age at the time. Two years and $30 million later, D’Aloisio appears to have survived just fine. Watch and listen to him charm you into thinking Summly is the coolest thing on the planet in the video below. It gives you a good sense of the kind of marketing buzz he might bring Yahoo in the coming months.  Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces nick statt Tags:#Nick D’Aloisio#Summly#Yahoo The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Undertrial branded with ‘Om’ symbol in Tihar jail

first_imgA Delhi court ordered an inquiry on Friday after an undertrial lodged in Tihar jail alleged that he was beaten up and branded with the ‘Om’ symbol on his back by a prison superintendent in his office. The jail authorities later confirmed that an inquiry into the alleged incident has been initiated by DIG (Prisons).The case came to light after the man’s family approached the court with a complaint that their son’s life was in danger inside the jail as he had been subjected to torture by the staff.Shabbir alias Nabbir, 34, a resident of Seelampur in northeast Delhi, has been lodged in Tihar since March 2016. On April 12, Shabbir addressed a complaint to the superintendent of jail number 4, Rajesh Chauhan, that the induction stove in their barracks was not working properly.Thrashed, starvedAngry with his complaint, the official summoned Shabbir to his office, where he was allegedly thrashed and subjected to cruelty by the official and some other jail staff. He was also allegedly deprived of food for two days.The metropolitan magistrate of Karkardooma Courts, who ordered the inquiry, has sought medical examination of the undertrial for the burn imprint on his back and asked the investigators to collect CCTV footage and statements of other inmates about the alleged incident. The court also asked the jail authorities to ensure the safety of the inmate in jail.Shabbir has already been shifted to jail number 1, said Tihar authorities.Jail authorities said Shabbir, a member of the Irfan gang, is a “notorious criminal who is currently in judicial custody under MCOCA, attempt to murder and Arms Act.”“He is not only a repeat offender but also a jail offender and has violated prison rules on several occasions,” read a statement released by authorities at the Tihar jail.last_img read more