The Donegal Daily Group require a Digital News Reporter.This is a full-time position within Donegal’s biggest media outlet and will be based out of our Letterkenny office.The successful candidate will have relevant experience within the media industry and a background in online news is essential. Previous coverage of courts, council meetings and other relevant ‘markings’ will also be an advantage.They will be required to work flexible hours with a knowledge of sport also an advantage.If you think this is the position for you to further your career in journalism working within a talented and dedicated team of reporters, please send your CV to [email protected] Vacancy: Donegal Daily seeks Digital News Reporter was last modified: November 8th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:Donegal DailyREPORTERVacancy
The Nelson Mandela Bridge, named after South Africa’s first democratic President, has won several awards. The bridge is situated in Johannesburg.The Nelson Mandela Bridge get a pink illumination every year since 2012 to raise awareness for breast cancer. (Image: South African Tourism)Brand South Africa reporterParis has its Eiffel Tower, New York its Statue of Liberty, Sydney its Harbour Bridge. And downtown Johannesburg has the iconic Nelson Mandela Bridge.Named after the man who led South Africa across the apartheid divide, the bridge was opened by Nelson Mandela in July 2003. Crossing no less than 46 operational railway lines, the 284-metre-long bridge is largest cable-stayed bridge in southern Africa.Designed by Dissing+Weitling Architecture, the bridge has won numerous awards, including the South African Institute of Civil Engineering Award for Most Outstanding Civil Engineering Project Achievement in Technical Excellence category.The bridge links the Braamfontein business area with the Newtown precinct. Taking two years to build, the bridge was at the heart of a inner city renewal project by Gauteng province’s economic development initiative, Blue IQ. (Blue IQ has since merged with the Gauteng Development Agency to become the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency).The rejuvenation project aimed to create a “cultural arc” – a crescent from Constitution Hill through Braamfontein and down to Newtown, which is now known as the city’s cultural precinct.The bridge links important civic and cultural institutions: the Constitutional Court, the Civic Theatre and Wits University in Braamfontein; Mary Fitzgerald Square, the Market Theatre and the 1913 Museum Africa in Newtown.Other attractions in the area are the Dance Factory, the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre and the SAB World of Beer. The square regularly hosts several big events, including the Joy of Jazz festival and Diwali.During 2011’s Joburg Fashion Week, South African designer David Tlale turned the bridge into the longest ramp in the history of South African fashion. Tlale’s Made In The City collection featured 92 models in celebration of 92 years of Nelson Mandela’s life.Watch:In 2012, the City of Johannesburg and a cosmetics company lit the bridge pink for a week in an effort raise awareness about breast cancer.Facts about the bridgeNelson Mandela Bridge carries two lanes of traffic and has two sidewalks for pedestrians as well as a cycle path, with a continuous toughened glass parapet to ensure pedestrian safety.According to Construction Weekly:The asymmetrical dual-pylon cable-stay bridge is made up of a 66-metre north back span, a 176-metre main span and a 42-metre south back span, giving a total length of 284 metres.The north pylon is 42-metres high and the south pylon 27-metres high, creating a delicate balance and an interesting visual appeal.The main span was built as light as possible, using structural steel with a concrete composite deck, while the heavier back spans were built from reinforced concrete to counterbalance the long main span.The bridge is supported on the largest pot bearings ever to be installed in South Africa. The 1.5-metre diameter bearings, which have a capacity of up to 27 Mn, are designed to accommodate the large temperature movements of the bridge.Approximately 4 000 cubic metres of concrete and 1 000 tons of structural steel were used to construct the bridge, with around 500 tons of reinforcing steel cast into the concrete.Sources: South African Tourism, Dissing+Weitling Architecture, Gauteng Growth and Development Agency, Construction Weekly, and the City of Johannesburg.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Sydney Snider, OCJ FFA reporterIt has been a successful year for FFA members and chapters across the Buckeye State. Membership has reached a high with over 25,000 FFA members and 315 FFA chapters. A record number of state degree recipients were awarded at the state FFA convention in May and Ohio was honored to have several national winners recognized at the national FFA convention in October.2018 also marks the 90th anniversary for the formation of the “Future Farmers of America.” Ohio has had a rich history in leading innovation and growth within FFA since it’s inception in 1928. Continue reading for a quick glimpse into the past 90 years. The initial yearsIn November of 1928, 33 vocational agriculture students met in Kansas City to form the “Future Farmers of America.” Among the students was Ashley, Ohio native Lawrence Augenstein, who helped develop the by-laws and constitution for the FFA. He also received the first American FFA Degree pin ever presented and served on the first national officer team.In February 1929, the Ohio FFA Association was officially established during a two-day meeting at The Ohio State University. The meeting was made up of 80 students from 52 Ohio Departments of Vocational Agriculture. Ohio was the 14th state to charter an association with 23 official chapters.An iconic symbol of the FFA is the blue corduroy jacket worn by members across the nation. The jacket, developed by the Fredericktown FFA Chapter, was adopted in 1933. Fredericktown is located in Knox County and is still an active FFA chapter today.A favorite location for Ohio FFA members is Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum. The Ohio FFA camp program was established in 1941 and has been going strong ever since. Continued growthAs FFA continued to grow in Ohio, a need was seen for a foundation to be established to develop support and funding for the association. So in 1957, the Ohio FFA Foundation was officially formed.Ohio continued to be ahead of the game in creating opportunities for students. In 1966, membership was opened to girls in Ohio. The national organization followed this lead just a few years later in 1969.The middle years of FFA’s growth and development saw the implementation of many new Career Development Events (CDE) and programs to help students grow in their leadership capabilities. In order to reflect the growing diversity of its membership and programs, the “Future Farmers of America” changed their name to the National FFA Organization in 1988. Other noteworthy momentsIn 2003, the Ohio FFA Association celebrated 75 years by opening a time capsule that was sealed during the 50th state FFA convention. The following year, a new time capsule was sealed and will be opened during the 100th state convention.Over the years, Ohio FFA has been proud to have countless FFA members be awarded as national winners in CDE’s, proficiency areas, and other leadership-oriented events. The Ohio FFA Association has also seen the most students elected as national FFA officers, with a total of 32. A promising futureOhio FFA has been dedicated to serving its members since day one. As agriculture, technology, and education continue to evolve and grow, so do the capabilities of Ohio FFA members and chapters. The next 90 years are sure to bring more exciting moments, awards, and growth for FFA across the Buckeye State.To learn more about the Ohio FFA Association, visit ohioffa.org. You can also follow Ohio FFA on social media to keep up to date with FFA member and chapter accomplishments.
Questions you should think about while planning: Read the tips for hosting an event.Submit your event listing on Geocaching.com at least two weeks prior to the date of your event and wait for it to be published by a Volunteer Reviewer.Once your event is published, fill out the GIFF Sign Up Form.Wait for your event to be approved via email by the GIFF team at HQ. Approved events will be added to the GIFF 2019 List and will receive the GIFF film reel file prior to the event. The Geocaching International Film Festival (GIFF) is still three months away (November 7-17) but now is the perfect time to start planning your event. Don’t know where to start? Look here for help. Are you looking for GIFF Geocoins or other merchandise items? Check out our Shop.Share with your Friends:More How to host a GIFF Event: What equipment will you use to show the finalist films?How many people will come and how many seats do you need?Will your film night have a theme, snacks, or film judging? GIFF is your only chance to earn a special souvenir by watching a whole series of unique and fun geocaching movies. For more inspiration, check out these 39 amazing moments from GIFF 2017. SharePrint RelatedAnd action! It’s time to start planning your GIFF event!August 7, 2017In “GIFF”Ready, Set…Plan Your GIFF Event!August 14, 2018In “News”GIFF Weekend 2015August 24, 2015In “GIFF”
Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… David Curry Follow the Puck 27 percent of all homeowners in the United States have purchased an Internet of Things (IoT) device for their home, according to a new “smart home index” report.Wink, a home automation platform for hardware and software, published the report earlier this month. It shows a growing interest in the U.S. for smart home devices, though customers are still worried about the overall cost to make their home smart.See Also: Amazon makes it even cheaper for Alexa developers to use AWSA survey, conducted by Harris Poll, found that 71 percent of people wish they could monitor what is happening at home while they’re away. Home security was cited as the most important reason for in-home monitoring, followed by checking on pets and family members.One of the reasons smart home technology is not more prevalent has to do with the perceived cost of installation. In the Wink report, 34 percent of respondents said it would cost $5,000 to make their home smart, nine percent said it would cost $20,000.That is an extreme valuation, but it stems from the idea some consumers have that a smart home must be fully autonomous, or it is not that smart. In reality, a few smart devices can make a major difference on house valuation, security, and productivity.Renters interested, tooWink notes that the average user of its platform has spent $200 on four devices, and already has the benefits of a safer, more secure home. Even at the high-end of the smart home spectrum, $20,000 seems a bit steep for the devices currently on the market.It is not just homeowners that are looking to make their home smart, renters are interested too. The Wink report said that 36 percent of renters would pay five percent more per month to have connected devices in the house. That would add $750 to annual rent nationwide.Another advantage not considered by the report is insurance. Several home insurance firms have lowered prices for customers that own a Nest smoke detector and other smart home devices. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Related Posts Tags:#Connected Devices#featured#Internet of Things#IoT#Smart Cities#smart home#top#wink
Kolkata Knight Riders captain Dinesh Karthik was not happy with the performance of his bowlers after the home team were handed a 7-wicket defeat by Delhi Capitals at the Eden Gardens on Friday. The loss was Kolkata’s second in a row in the Indian Premier League this season.Riding on a superb 97 not out off 63 balls from Shikhar Dhawan, Delhi Capitals made light work of the 179-run chase and got to the target with 7 balls to spare. Dhawan was involved in a 105-run partnership with Rishabh Pant, who contributed with a quickfire 46 off 31 balls.Two days ahead of the Indian team selection for the World Cup, Dhawan, who survived a review on 11, decorated his knock with 11 boundaries and two sixes, as Delhi registered only their second IPL win at the Eden Gardens.Delhi climbed to fourth spot with eight points from seven matches, while this was KKR’s second straight defeat after losing to Chennai Super Kings in their last match. They now have eight points from seven games.The @DelhiCapitals climb up in the points table after their win today against #KKR pic.twitter.com/ZInil5TcjaIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 12, 2019Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab are now tied on 8 points each.”To be honest the par score was 10-15 runs more than that. We didn’t bat well and didn’t post a good score. I expected our bowlers to perform better, that didn’t happen though. Such things happen in a game of cricket,” Dinesh Karthik said at the post-match presentation.advertisement”I think picking wickets on this ground has been difficult but bowlers can work on few areas and come back harder. That’s what IPL is all about, coming back stronger every time you can,” he [email protected] win at the Eden Gardens pic.twitter.com/e9syK6c6xMIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 12, 2019Kolkata dearly missed the services of Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine, both of whom were feeling a bit under the weather before this game.KKR as a result, had to open the match with Shubman Gill and Joe Denly but the move didn’t work as the debutant got out for a golden duck off the first ball of the match. Gill though, grabbed his opportunity with both hands, top-scoring with 65 off 39 balls.”They (Lynn and Narine) are two key players and missing them is never good. But Shubman grabbed the opportunity and played really well. You are always going to have replacements. It was hard on Joe to get out on the first ball, but I am sure he’ll come back strong in the next game,” Karthik said.Also Read | IPL 2019: RCB have lost 6 out 6, Chahal optimistic of playoff berthAlso Read | India might select KL Rahul for No.4 in World Cup based on IPL form: Sunil GavaskarAlso Read | IPL 2019: 50 per cent match fee fine is kid-gloving MS Dhoni, says Bishan Bedi
TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Arsenal set to change policy for January transfersby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal will look for short-term cover in the January transfer window, football.london reports.The Gunners had originally planned to remain inactive during the midseason window.But long-term injuries have forced them to re-think their plans.Danny Welbeck and Rob Holding are likely to miss the majority of the season, meaning Arsenal will try and find stop-gaps on the wing and centre-back.The club are still working on a deal for Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez, who will fill Welbeck’s position.It remains unclear who Arsenal will target for their defensive hole, however, a veteran is likely to be chosen so as not to disrupt the development of their current crop of centre-backs.
Story Highlights Programmes offered at the Flanker Skills Training Institute in Montego Bay, St. James, have been boosted with the provision of equipment valued approximately $3 million by China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC).The donation has been facilitated under a partnership with the Government of Jamaica.Speaking during the handover ceremony at the Institute on Tuesday (July 24), National Security Minister, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, who is also the Member of Parliament for North West St. James where the centre is located, lauded CHEC for their contribution to the community, noting that “they were kind enough when I spoke to them to (commit) to provide training tools”.He pointed out that the gesture by the Chinese firm, which has been integrally involved in infrastructure developments islandwide, will enable the centre to provide skills training for more persons.This, Dr. Chang pointed out, by being utilised in a property management training course, which gets under way shortly in collaboration with the HEART Trust/NTA.The Minister said the course forms part of the Administration’s commitment to ensuring that there is sustainability throughout inner-city communities such as Flanker.Dr. Chang also announced that the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) will set up a simulator in the parish to train and certify individuals in the use of heavy-duty equipment by year end.Meanwhile, Acting Senior Director of the Workforce Development and Employment Division at HEART Trust/NTA, Elain Holloway, pledged the agency’s commitment to ensuring that the skills of youth in Flanker are developed to enable them to create wealth for themselves and their families.“The HEART Trust/NTA is fully supportive of any initiative which will engage our youth in the development of skills. Community training intervention is a major component of our training at the HEART Trust/NTA as we seek to take the programmes more and more into the communities and to expand the access to person’s right across Jamaica,” she explained.In this regard, Mrs. Holloway challenged the trainees to “take excellent care of these tools and equipment and the facilities, because I am sure you want to ensure that others who will come after you will be able to benefit”.For her part, Deputy General Manager of CHEC, Dr. Zhimin Hu, said the firm welcomed the opportunity to contribute to the development of Flanker.“We are mindful of the fact that sustainable development must be at the centre of the people. This approach to development will not only enable the country to achieve its goals but also help to shape the hearts and minds, values and attitudes. For this reason, we are so happy to donate the gift of tools and equipment to skills training,” she said.Additionally, she said her organisation is more than happy to be able to transfer knowledge and skill to the Jamaican people, and is committed to putting greater effort in having more local communities and people participate in opportunities being created by their projects “through jobs, training and also the company’s use of the local services provided”.“We welcome opportunities to contribute to the effort that enables individuals to grow and develop in this rapidly changing world. We take corporate social responsibility as an integral part of our company’s culture and way of doing business through education and cultural exchange, charitable support and other means. This is why we strive to build relationships based on mutual respect and shared values. Programmes offered at the Flanker Skills Training Institute in Montego Bay, St. James, have been boosted with the provision of equipment valued approximately $3 million by China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC). The donation has been facilitated under a partnership with the Government of Jamaica. Speaking during the handover ceremony at the Institute on Tuesday (July 24), National Security Minister, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, who is also the Member of Parliament for North West St. James where the centre is located, lauded CHEC for their contribution to the community, noting that “they were kind enough when I spoke to them to (commit) to provide training tools”.
zoomImage Courtesy: Port of Newcastle/ Container Terminal concept illustration The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has instituted proceedings against NSW Ports Operations Hold and its subsidiaries for making agreements that allegedly had an anti-competitive purpose and effect.The proceedings, initiated in the Federal Court, are related to contracts that the company, and its two units, Port Botany Operations Pty Ltd and Port Kembla Operations Pty, signed with the State of New South Wales.“We are alleging that making these agreements containing provisions which would effectively compensate Port Kembla and Port Botany if the Port of Newcastle developed a container terminal, is anti-competitive and illegal,” ACCC Chair Rod Sims said.The NSW Government privatised Port Botany and Port Kembla in May 2013 and the agreements, known as Port Commitment Deeds, were entered into as part of the privatisation process, for a term of 50 years.The Botany and Kembla Port Commitment Deeds oblige the State of NSW to compensate the operators of Port Botany and Port Kembla if container traffic at the Port of Newcastle is above a minimal specified cap.The ACCC alleges that entering into each of the Botany and Kembla Port Commitment Deeds was likely to prevent or hinder the development of a container terminal at the Port of Newcastle, and had the purpose, or was likely to have the effect of, substantially lessening competition.Another 50-year deed, signed in May 2014 when the Port of Newcastle was privatised, requires the Port of Newcastle to reimburse the State of NSW for any compensation paid to operators of Port Botany and Port Kembla under the Botany and Kembla Port Commitment Deeds.The ACCC alleges that the reimbursement provision in the Port of Newcastle Deed is an anti-competitive consequence of the Botany and Kembla Port Commitment Deeds, and that it makes the development of a container terminal at Newcastle uneconomic.“The compensation and reimbursement provisions effectively mean that the Port of Newcastle would be financially punished for sending or receiving container cargo above a minimal level if Port Botany and Port Kembla have spare capacity. This makes development of a container terminal at the Port of Newcastle uneconomic,” Sims said.“We are taking legal action to remove a barrier to competition in an important market, the supply of port services, which has significant implications for the cost of goods across the economy, not just in New South Wales.”“If a competing container terminal cannot be developed at the Port of Newcastle, NSW Ports will remain the only major supplier of port services for container cargo in NSW for 50 years.”The ACCC is seeking declarations that the compensation provisions in the 2013 Port Commitment Deeds contravene the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA), injunctions restraining the operators of Port Botany and Port Kembla from seeking compensation under these provisions, pecuniary penalties and costs.The CCA only applies to the conduct of state governments in certain limited circumstances. The State of NSW is not currently a party to the ACCC’s proceedings and the ACCC is not seeking orders against the state.In a response to the ACCC proceedings, the NSW Ports said that it “firmly believes that the agreements, signed with the NSW Government to lease its assets at Port Botany and Port Kembla, operate in the best interests of all stakeholders, the economy and people of NSW.”“Having paid a consideration of AUD 5.1 billion to the NSW Government in 2013 based on the full contractual terms contained in the agreements, NSW Ports will be vigorously defending the proceedings,” the company concluded.
Since the day Urban Meyer arrived in Columbus to coach the Ohio State football team, fans have been preparing for this season as they would any other, despite the team’s bowl ban. I’m warning you now, Buckeye Nation is going to regret that in the end. OSU finished 2011 with seven losses, but the Meyer-led Buckeyes still earned placement in the Associated Press’ preseason top 25 poll. The No. 18 Buckeyes then made short work of Miami (Ohio) to begin the bowl-less, postseason-less campaign. The opening win against the RedHawks was throttling – Meyer showed no mercy and sent the Scarlet and Gray marching up and down the field on touchdown drives up until the final minute of the 56-10 pounding. Fans cheered louder still, increasingly hopeful that OSU can upset the rest of the Big Ten Conference and throw a scarlet-colored wrench into the postseason picture for the rest of college football. The ranking increased too – OSU jumped to No. 14 when the AP released its second poll of the young college football season Tuesday. Now, the Buckeyes are heavy favorites against Central Florida, a team most figure will put up far more fight than the RedHawks did before limping out of Ohio Stadium. Meyer’s squad could very well make good on the 17 1/2 pointline put to OSU, according to vegas.com. Should OSU beat a formidable UCF team, the cheers of the fans will grow louder. The hands bearing wrenches will cock back even farther in anticipation of the Buckeyes upsetting the rest of the Bowl Championship Series-eligible teams. How high can the Buckeyes climb in the rankings? Will they win the Leaders Division and therefore assign an asterisk to the team that advances to the championship game in their place? And, as I suspect many OSU fans would like, will Buckeye Nation forever be able to stamp a permanent “What if?” on this college football season? As in, “Sure, Team X won the national title, but what if the Buckeyes had been eligible?” The rhetorical debate about whether OSU would have beaten the eventual national champion would serve as the ultimate taunt to the NCAA and opposing fans that relished in this university’s bowl ban. The Buckeyes may well mount a case as the best team in the Big Ten by season’s end. Sure, OSU could also run the table. And with Meyer at the helm, the team is that much less likely to falter during one of those tricky night games on the road later this season, such as the contests in East Lansing, Mich., and Madison, Wis., this fall. Then Buckeyes fans can go to the Big Ten title game in Indianapolis and have their fun – taunt both the winner and the loser of the game because, hey, what if the Buckeyes had been around for it? No one can say OSU wouldn’t have won. Yes, I can hear it now: “What if we were eligible?” My caution to each Buckeyes fan is that this very mindset is the real taunt. It’s the Scarlet and Gray-clad fans of Columbus that will suffer, not the fans in Ann Arbor, Mich., or Baton Rouge, La., or Tuscaloosa, Ala., or even Los Angeles for that matter. If OSU has the best record in its division or goes undefeated or loses only a single game as so many Buckeyes fans hope and then ascends to the top of the AP poll, well, there will be misery in the end. Everyone will walk out of Ohio Stadium on Nov. 24 after the Buckeyes beat Michigan, high-fiving and “what if-ing” the whole damn nation. But after the Buckeyes fans go their separate ways after that game, they won’t be reconvening in a tropical location where the team will play for a new addition to the trophy case. That’s it. All that’s left, really, will be speculation. All the “what if’s” will be rebuked by the college football fans of the world, and rightfully so. After all, you won’t even be sitting on the sidelines during bowl season – you and I will be sitting at home in frigid Ohio on our couches. “What if?,” an Alabama fan might say to a Buckeyes fan prior to the national title game. “What if Jim Tressel ran a clean program? Then you could join me in the stadium and we could find out what OSU’s really made of.” Then, the Alabama fan, ticket in hand, would smirk and turn to begin the final walk into the stadium in the tropical locale where he or she will meet his postseason destiny. Not Buckeye Nation, though. Not this year. You can “what if” and taunt all you like – the fact is that the rest of the country will proceed to the bowl games with all the pageantry and sparkly souvenirs. By no means does the postseason ban mean we should root against the Buckeyes or pray for a loss or two just so we aren’t tortured by the thoughts – the what if’s – of how we might have fared in the national title game, or some other BCS game. I don’t know what the alternative is. For my friends and readers numbered among those that are hoping OSU upsets the national postseason picture, maybe I’m hoping there’s an opponent lurking on OSU’s schedule that undoes all the potential “what-if’s” and puts to bed the notion that this team has national title potential. At least this would help prevent the inevitable heartache that will accompany theorizing about what OSU could have done. Can’t say I’m not looking out for you. All I’m saying is that Columbus is going to be pretty quiet and pretty unhappy as bowl bids are handed out in late November. ESPN won’t be talking about the Buckeyes anymore; the focus will inevitably shift to those teams left standing. No all-access TV specials. No flights to Miami or Pasadena. You couldn’t even go back to Jacksonville for the Gator Bowl if you wanted to, not that many of you went back in January when you had the chance. No new T-shirts. No pep rallies. It will all be over. But doesn’t this sound like an empty fate to be actively rooting for? Think hard – is a would-have-been-BCS-bowl-eligible OSU team really what you want from the 2012 season? If so, you could be regretting that while you’re sitting on your coach watching the bowls in December and January.