first_imgSmall businesses, shops and restaurants across Donegal are offering great deals to get shoppers to spend hard-earned cash on their products.Foe the next twelve days we are giving businesses a chance to feature the deals are giving Christmas shoppers – FOR FREE.Simply email your Christmas deals to and we’ll take care of the rest. The first deal is brought by our young friends at Donegal Pens in Loughanure, West Donegal.The lads offering not ONE but TWO pen refills for every pen bought between now and Christmas.The McGarvey brothers say orders are busy at present so advisable to get orders in by logging onto before Dec 15th to ensure orders can be processed in time for Christmas delivery.Get sending your Christmas deals now to THE TWELVE DEALS OF CHRISTMAS – DAY 1 was last modified: December 4th, 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:businessesChristmas dealsdonegalshopslast_img read more

Studios get rolling with strike plans

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week No details were released but studios could take such measures as stockpiling scripts, accelerating production and shooting movies outside of the United States. The Writers Guild represents 9,500 writers in the film, broadcast, cable and new media industries. Its contract expires in November 2007. The Screen Actors Guild has 120,000 members. Its contract ends in June 2008. In September and October, both unions elected new leadership that has vowed to more aggressively pursue such issues as the share actors and writers get of lucrative DVD sales. Both unions also have fired their top negotiators, who were criticized as being too accommodating. “We’re going to stand up for our members and get our fair share, something we haven’t done in a long time,” new SAG President Alan Rosenberg said. Writers don’t want a strike but studios should not underestimate their resolve, said Patric M. Verrone, president of the Writers Guild, West. “If they are preparing for the worst, I’m not sure they know what the worst is,” he said. SAG struck the studios for three months in 1980 and advertisers for six months in 2000 in a dispute over pay for actors in commercials. The last writers’ strike against the studios was in 1988 and lasted 22 weeks.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Hollywood studios have begun drafting plans to deal with strikes by actors and writers even though their contracts have at least two more years to run. The plans could be finalized by early next year, according to a published report. The studios are worried about “strident positions” taken by leaders of the Screen Actors Guild and the Writers Guild of America, West, said J. Nicholas Counter, chief negotiator for the studios. “The truth is we have no choice but to prepare for the worst possible scenario in the next round of bargaining,” he said. last_img read more

A family’s heartfelt appeal to find their Donegal relative

first_imgA Dublin family have been searching for their Donegal relative for twenty years.Dublin woman Xenia Nealon got in touch with Donegal Daily in the hopes that one of our readers can help reunite her family.After Xenia’s grandfather’s death, the family was told that a Donegal woman had been pregnant with his child, and she is now hoping to get in touch with her half-uncle from Donegal. Xenia explained that her dad, Joseph Nealon Junior, once mentioned having a half-brother.“This came a great shock but I was intrigued to look into it.”The family did not know the lady her grandfather, Joseph Nealon Senior, was dating as they did not see a lot of their grandfather at this time.Her grandfather was only in his 50s when he passed away outside the Cat and Cage pub in Drumcondra in 1995. He lived on Mountjoy Square, whereas the lady he was seeing had been living in Drumcondra. “I spent a lot of time with him when I was a child and I have fond memories.“He was dating a lady when he died, we didn’t see a lot of him around that time so we did not know her, she attended the funeral as a stranger to most and my dad found out after his death that the lady was pregnant.”Her father told her that they used to drink around Dorset Street. The lady was a similar age to Xenia’s father, so she would be approximately in her early sixties today.Xenia believes it is a relative called David Walsh, who sadly is no longer with them, that told her father that the lady had been from Donegal and had moved back to her home county following her boyfriend’s death.Joseph Nealon Senior (left) with a friend.They believe the baby boy would have been born around 1995 or 1996. Xenia says that her father and his siblings; Keith, Loraine, and Colette, have been hesitant to find their half-brother as they did not know how to go about it.However by not trying to get in touch, this is something that the family would regret.“I gave them the nudge they needed and also he is an adult now, so he may want to know his history.”Without the Donegal woman’s surname or name, the family have struck a dead end. Can you help?Get in touch with Donegal Daily in confidence by emailing info@donegaldaily.comA family’s heartfelt appeal to find their Donegal relative was last modified: August 3rd, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:donegaldublinfamilyjoseph nealonreunitelast_img read more

Giants pitching prospect waiting on another life-changing call

first_imgSCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–Giants pitching prospect Shaun Anderson has already received the life-changing call every minor league player dreams of.His life didn’t change quite like he expected.Last August, Anderson was instructed to board the next flight to New York so he could make his major league debut. The Giants told the right-hander he would start against the Mets at Citi Field, giving him the chance to make a late-season impression.Before he had the chance to throw a warmup pitch, the Giants …last_img

2018 Ohio State Fair Commercial Cattle Show results

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 2018 Ohio State Fair Commercial Cattle Show participants exhibited 25 pens of three for a total of 75 head of commercial steers and heifers on July 29, 2018 during the fair. Judging the event were Joseph Higgins, Wisconsin and Jacob Mikel, Iowa. The show was managed by United Producers, Inc., and the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association, Ohio State Fair and United Producers, Inc. served as sponsors.In the junior division live evaluation, Austin Wiseman of Malta, Ohio, exhibited the Champion Lot of 3 Steers and Champion Lot of 3 Heifers which earned the titles of Grand Champion Overall Lot of 3 and Reserve Champion Overall Lot of 3, respectively. Wiseman’s lot of 3 steers had an average weight of 1,319 pounds and his lot of 3 heifers had an average weight of 1,208 pounds. Allison and Ryan Bowsher, Laurelville, Ohio, exhibited the Reserve Champion Lot of 3 Heifers averaging 1,219 pounds. Garrick and Cayden Prosser, Springfield, Ohio, exhibited the Reserve Champion Lot of 3 Steers with an average weight of 1,322 pounds.In the open division live evaluation, the Grand Champion Overall and Champion Lot of 3 Steers was awarded to Glen Feichtner of New Washington, Ohio with an average weight of 1,366 pounds. Wiseman also exhibited the Reserve Champion Overall and Champion Lot of 3 Heifers with an average weight of 1,208 pounds. Wiseman also hung the banner for the Reserve Champion Lot of 3 Steers weighing in with an average of 1,319 pounds. The Reserve Champion Lot of 3 Heifers went to Phelps/O’Connor Farms Limousin, weighing in at an average weight of 1,217 pounds.Winners of the live show received nearly $5,000 in premiums from the Ohio State Fair. Tyson harvested the cattle and supplied the carcass data for the 2018 Ohio State Fair Commercial Cattle Carcass Contest. Hot carcass weights ranged from 669 pounds to 958 pounds. Yield grades ranged from 1 to 5. Over 95 percent of the contest entries fell into the Choice or higher category, with 43 percent grading Prime – well above the USDA average. This year’s show had zero dark cutting carcasses.In the Junior Division, the Grand Champion Carcass honor was awarded to Wiseman with pen 13 and Reserve Champion Carcass honors went to Allison and Ryan Bowsher with pen 15. In the Open Division, Grand Champion Carcass honors went to Fred Voge, West Alexandria, Ohio, with pen 23 winning the carcass contest. Voge also earned the title of Reserve Champion Carcass with Pen 26. All six carcasses from both the Grand and Reserve Champion lots graded Prime and were yield grades 2 or 3.The awards banquet for the carcass competition was held in conjunction with the OCA Young Cattlemen’s Conference on August 9, where $3,000 was awarded to the carcass winners.last_img read more

Shop Geocaching for the Holidays

first_img SharePrint RelatedGive the gift of geocachingNovember 28, 2016In “News”3 Tips for New Geocachers – Weekly NewsletterSeptember 12, 2012In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”Holiday Geocaching Gift GuideNovember 21, 2012In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter” This holiday season one Geocaching gift will smile back at you as it travels the world, heck it might even wave. It’s the poseable and adorable trackable LEGO™ geocacher. Each LEGO™ geocaching adventurer features the Geocaching logo and a unique tracking code.Launch the geocaching game piece on a mission to explore as it bounces from geocache to geocache and track the entire journey on It might even be tempted to take a trip the most favorited geocache in Germany, near  LEGOLAND® Berlin.The trackable LEGO™ geocacher is one of dozens of holiday gift ideas available for U.S. orders through Shop Geocaching and orders outside through U.S. through our International Retailers.Happy Holidays from all of us at Geocaching HQ.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

One Third of U.S. Internet Users Now Post Status Updates Once per Week

first_imgTags:#news#NYT#web frederic lardinois Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A third of all Internet users in the U.S. now post status updates on social networking services like Twitter and Facebook at least once per week. According to new data from Forrester Research, more than half of what the report calls “conversationalists” are female and 70% are 30 years old or older. Forrester’s data also shows that 59% of all U.S. Internet users now use social networks and that 70% consume content on social media and social networking sites.As Forrester analyst Josh Bernoff notes, two years ago, when the company first looked at similar data, people’s online behavior with regards to creating and consuming content was very similar to what Internet users are doing today. One major difference, however, is the rise of conversational interactions. People still blog, comment and vote on social news sites like Digg and Reddit. Over the last two years, however, the fastest growing group in Forrester’s surveys have been conversationalists who use Twitter and Facebook to post status updates and engage in conversations with their friends.More People Join Social Networks – Number of Creators Remains StableCreators – those who publish their own blogs or upload audio they created – now make up 24% of all Internet users. Joiners – those users who maintain a profile on a social networking site – make up 59% of all users. Interestingly, while the number of joiners has grown rapidly, the number of creators has remained relatively stable over the last few years. This makes sense, though, given that it’s very easy to join a social network but relatively hard to create a podcast or maintain a blog.Forrester classified 17% of all respondents as “inactives.” These users don’t participate in social networking activities at all. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Arunachal students’ body sniffs design in Tibet river barrier breach

first_imgAt least 100 barrels with Chinese inscriptions indicating explosive chemical content floated down the Siang river after a landslide-induced barrier upstream in Tibet gave way on October 19, an apex students’ body of Arunachal Pradesh said.The barrels containing isocyanate — a toxic chemical — and suspected explosive material could mean that Chinese agencies were carrying out construction activities along or on the Tsangpo (the Chinese call it Yaluzangbu), the All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union said. The Tsangpo flows into Arunachal Pradesh as the Siang, which meets two other rivers to form the Brahmaputra in Assam downstream.Administrative heads of the three districts — East Siang, Siang and Upper Siang — said some local people fished out a few blue cylinders that looked like cooking fuel but there was no evidence of chemical or explosive material having flowed down from the Tibetan region.Memorandum to Home Minister The district units of the AAPSU staged a demonstration on Wednesday besides submitting a memorandum to Home Minister Rajnath Singh seeking a formal water treaty with Beijing toward a solution to the Siang river crisis.NGOs and riverbank dwellers blame construction of dams and alleged Chinese plans to divert the water of the Tsangpo to parched areas of Xinjiang for the Siang river drying up and flowing with a very high tide in quick succession. The river also turns turbid periodically.“The frequent change in the river’s character has been pronounced in the last 18 months. It is time for New Delhi to be assertive and push for a water treaty with Beijing or all other rivers flowing down into India from Tibet will face the same fate as the Siang,” AAPSU general secretary Tobom Dai said.The explosives containing barrels found floating on the Siang were an indication of heavy construction activities across the border that is being played down by New Delhi, he claimed.East Siang’s deputy commissioner Tamiyo Tatak said metallic and plastic material did flow down from the upper reaches of the Siang on October 19, but officials could not ascertain what they were. “We saw some 50-odd containers that drifted away to Assam,” he said.Rajeev Takuk, his counterpart in Siang district to the north, said his officials spotted a few bluish drums floating down a couple of hours after the surge of water entered his district around 4 am at a point where a Bailey bridge connects his district and Upper Siang bordering China.“I am not sure how some people found out they contained explosives or chemicals. The barrels looked more like fuel containers. We cannot come out with conspiracy theories on the basis of some drums that we could not retrieve and study,” he told The Hindu.The AAPSU, however, insisted that the barrels bore Chinese insignia and could have been the cause of the landslide that led to the blocking of the Tsangpo 10 days ago.last_img read more

Proposal to cut trees at Aarey still in limbo

first_imgThe Tree Authority on Tuesday deferred a proposal to remove 2,702 trees to construct a Metro car shed inside Aarey Colony. Members have demanded a visit to the site before they can take a decision. The Shiv Sena had opposed the proposal in the past. When it was tabled before the Tree Authority in Tuesday’s meeting, the party did not directly oppose it, but supported the demand for a site visit. Work on the Colaba-Bandra-Seepz Metro 3 is under way, but the proposal for the car shed has been met with stiff resistance since the beginning. There were massive protests against the plan to remove the trees, supported by Yuva Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray and Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar. “We all want development and we all want the Metro. But Shiv Sena will not allow such large scale cutting of trees. The car shed can be built at several other locations. Besides, there is the issue of 27 adivasi pada (hamlets) inside Aarey Colony,” Sena leader Yashwant Jadhav said after the meeting. Tribals living in the Aarey forest have opposed the car shed as they would lose their homes and livelihood. The Sena has supported their cause. The Tree Authority members will now take a call on the matter after the visit to the site.last_img read more

NCAA volleyball: Shock loss to Arellano fire up San Beda

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Also back to her old self was San Beda’s star spiker Cesca Raqraquin, who pumped in a game-high 20 points, including three of her team’s points during a 7-0 run that ended the match.Raqraquin’s performance atoned for her subpar play against the Lady Chiefs, who held her to measly six points. Read Next View comments Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH “[The win] boosted our morale,” he said.In stark contrast to the Arellano game, where San Beda was a step slow to the defending champion, the Lady Red Spikers, this time, played sharp.And it was one of the things Gavino noticed.READ: NCAA volleyball: Arellano thinks fatigue big factor in San Beda’s downfall“The girls moved really quick unlike against Arellano when they were sluggish and soft. I also saw their willingness to win today.”ADVERTISEMENT 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting But it didn’t even come close to living up to the hype with the Lady Red Spikers failing to put up a fight as the Lady Chiefs cruised to a 25-17, 25-10, 25-17, win.READ: NCAA volleyball: Arellano shuts down San Beda to earn semis berthFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut the loss, though, painful, was put to good use in another crucial tiff.“[The loss] served as our motivation because we needed to bounce back from that,” said San Beda coach Nemesio Gavino after his team’s 25-14, 25-22, 22-25, 25-18 victory over the Lady Stags. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Out of February window for Gilas, Abueva vows to make up for lost time PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netComing off a deflating loss in a showdown with Arellano University four days ago, San Beda redeemed itself with a big win over Final Four contender San Sebastian on Tuesday.Last Friday’s duel between San Beda and Arellano was one of the few matches in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament that had some kind of anticipation to it with both teams staking an undefeated record in a potential finals matchup.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more