RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – July 12, 2010 News Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Eight people have been killed in a two car collision in Inishowen.The two car collision happened at Glasmullen, on the Buncrana to Clonmany road, at around twenty to eleven last night.Gardai say seven occupants of a black Volkswagen Passat along with the driver of a second car a red Toyota Corolla were killed in the crash. The driver of the Passat was taken to Letterkenny General Hospital with serious injuries.The eight occupants of the Passat ranged in ages from their late teens to their early twenties. The driver of the Corolla was a man in his 60s.None of those who lost their lives have yet been named, but we understand the dead were from Clonmany, Buncrana and Fahan.Gardai are investigating reports of the black Passat having been involved in an earlier separate collision, some minutes prior to the fatal collision.The road has been closed off for a technical examination, and is expected to remain closed all day.As Inishowen struggles to come to terms with the enormity of the tragedy, Senator Cecilia Keavney says everyone in Inishowen will be traumatised by what’s happened……….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/crshcecl.mp3[/podcast]Cllr Padraig Mac Lochlainn is Mayor of Buncrana and Deputy Mayor of Donegal.He says while the primary focus today will rightly be on the bereaved families, people should also remember what the emergency services go through.He says after speaking to gardai, ambulance and fire service personnel last night, it was clear they were in total shock……..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/crshpmcl.mp3[/podcast]Gardai are appealing for anyone who was in the area or who was traveling on the Buncrana to Clonmany road between 10 and 11 o’clock last night to contact Buncrana Garda Station on 074 9320540.They are particularly anxious to hear from anyone who may have seen the black VW Passat before the incident Previous article12,000 take part in Orange Order parade in RossnowlaghNext articleSoccer – League of Ireland News Highland Google+ Eight men die in horrific Inishowen crash Facebook Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter Pinterest
Even if you’re the most optimistic, upbeat and encouraging boss, you cannot assume your employees experience the same love, appreciation and dedication for the job that you do.Minda Zetlin, coauthor of “The Geek Gap,” summarizes the advice of author and innovative business coach Daniel Prosser in an Inc.com article, writing that words can be powerful motivators and de-motivators.Quoting Prosser, Zetlin writes, “Conversations in nearly 90 percent of companies are limiting, and they undermine and sabotage the company’s performance.” The worst part, she writes, is that most bosses have no idea these types of employee conversations are taking place.Zetlin summarizes 10 phrases that Prosser says bosses should take as danger signs if they overhear them coming from an employee. Here are some that caught my attention: continue reading » 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
– GRFU applaud RAN and FRMU for assisting with hospital expensesGUYANA Rugby Football Union (GRFU) female player, Abioce Heywood, who had suffered a concussion that resulted in her being hospitalised in Mexico City during the just-concluded Rugby Americas North (RAN) Sevens championships, was discharged on Thursday last and returned home last evening.Heywood was admitted to the ICU on Saturday last, on the opening day of the two-day championship, following a collision with an opposing player during the final game against the Dominican Republic.According to reports out of Mexico, it is now the belief that her concussion injuries may have been suffered during the previous game against Trinidad and Tobago in which both players remained motionless on the ground for several minutes.In a video replay of the game, the Guyanese player is seen collapsing to the ground after having gotten up and continuing to play.The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) player, Heywood, returned home last evening in the company of team physio, Abiola Blair, also of the GDF, and female team manager, Petal Adams, who also serves as the GRFU General Secretary.The GRFU said it wishes to express sincere gratitude and appreciation to fellow Union FMRU (Rugby Mexico) and its supporters along with Governing body, RAN, for answering the appeal of the GRFU in terms of assistance in meeting immediate payments to the Mexican Hospital that ensured Heywood’s immediate access to ICU Facilities and after-surgery care, including discharge.The GRFU indicated that the final cost for Heywood’s hospitalisation exceeded the total insurance the Union had on her. Heywood’s costs for hospitalisation was in the vicinity of some $200,000 Pesos (USD $10738).The Union has informed that a full statement on Heywood would be issued in the coming week.
Chelsea are on course for an unconvincing opening-day victory courtesy of Oscar’s clever free-kick and a fortunate deflected strike by Willian.Oscar put the champions ahead and moments after Andrew Ayew’s equaliser, Willian restored the lead when his cross looped in to the far corner.Bafetimbi Gomis twice went close as Swansea created the better chances in the opening 15 minutes, glancing a header wide and seeing a shot brilliantly blocked by a scrambling John Terry.Ki Sung-Yueng then had a fierce strike parried away by Thibaut Courtois, who started in goal for the champions despite an injury scare that saw him need treatment just before kick off.Chelsea’s more obvious injury concern Diego Costa was in typically fiery form and could easily have been awarded a penalty following a desperate lunging tackle by Federico Fernandez, which referee Michael Oliver felt brushed the ball before taking down the Spain striker.But Chelsea did not have to wait much longer to go ahead, Oscar’s inswinging free-kick from the left flank eluded everyone and found the far corner of the net.Swansea levelled within six minutes when debutant Ayew neatly found the net on the second attempt after Courtois did brilliantly to keep out a Gomis header.However, their celebrations were cut short almost immediately when Willian’s driven cross from the left took the cruellest of deflections and found the far corner.Costa’s inclusion, despite missing the last two pre-season fixtures with his ongoing hamstring injury, meant summer signing Radamel Falcao and fellow striker Loic Remy were both among the substitutes.Cesc Fabragas and Nemanja Matic started as the deep-lying midfield duo, with Oscar deployed as the number ten and Willian and Eden Hazard on the flanks.Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Diego Costa. Subs: Begovic, Zouma, Ramires, Mikel, Moses, Remy, Falcao.Follow West London Sport on Twitter Find us on Facebook
There’s a nervous twitch in the pale sky as London’s Olympic destiny waits to be decided in less than a week. As the Jubilee line train stops at its final destination, Strat-ford, streams of people emerge from the metal, eager to sink into revitalised East London. As you walk out,There’s a nervous twitch in the pale sky as London’s Olympic destiny waits to be decided in less than a week. As the Jubilee line train stops at its final destination, Strat-ford, streams of people emerge from the metal, eager to sink into revitalised East London. As you walk out of the station, you find yourself in the newly minted Westfield mall; small groups of Olympic volunteers wear bright tees and carry a tall plastic sign (called a lollipop) announcing their readiness to help; there are ready signs that point you in the direction of the metal-and-steel Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park which is a 10-minute lonely walk through whiplashing rain or drops of sunshine, depending on your luck. If you take the bus instead of the tube, as you cross Tower Bridge into the east end, the gloss that London dons so readily dulls and the buildings start to look humbler, the shops representing diverse ethnic groups. It really does feel like another city, and for the last century, people in this part of London have worn the ‘outcast’ tag without a fight.The smog has long lifted but the shadow of poverty, oppression and distrust still slings low on the horizon of this once-industrial wasteland. The original breadbasket of London, with its fertile agricultural fields by the Lea made way for industrialisation, characterised by factories, smoke, chemical plants and machinery. So began East London’s long and oft-hackneyed association with squalor. During World War I, it was razed, but even decades later, the low-cost shanties bear a dazed look. An area that has been caricatured in shrewd novels by Martin Amis and George Orwell, it was best known for its association with the notorious Jack the Ripper who lived here-a myth, now exploited by tourist-friendly walks. For those who call this home, the graffiti and grit are very real. The open skies and low-income housing is the only London they have ever known.advertisementDespite the dark history, East End has risen to the Olympic challenge since 2005 when London nicked Paris to win the Games bid; this was after all the only direction the city could grow in. Since then, approximately 7.3 billion pounds(Rs 72,780 crore) has poured into the five Olympic boroughs of Newham, Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Greenwich and Waltham Forest for ‘sustainable gentrification’. While most acknowledge that all efforts (and investment) have been focused on making this area respectable, there are still some worrying issues. Irish, Jews, Bangladeshis, and later, East Europeans, who made East End their refuge in the early 1960s, did so because they could not afford any better, and a home here ensured that they remained an invisible part of London without paying a steep price for it. For them, the transformation from marshland and the algae-numb River Lea to an area fitted with gleaming edifices, homogenised shopping centres and an extended culture club has been a welcome but overwhelming, decade-long process.They have seen the skyline change, west of Stratford as the Olympic stadium rose over 740 acres of polluted low-value field land. There have been other changes as well. The Stratford station, which was till recently considered unsafe, will now be the entry point for millions of visitors who make their way to the Olympics, starting July 27. It will also serve as a stopping point for trains on the high-speed London-to-Paris Eurostar line. The 2.5 sq km Olympic Park will also have close to 28,000 new homes, many of which will later be converted to usable, low-cost housing for locals. The site will also house the largest urban park Britain has seen, with 3,00,000 wetland plants, 2,000 trees and five miles of Lea which has been restored to its former glory. “London’s Olympics bid was predicated on the regeneration of this swathe because it has some of the highest deprivation levels in the country. Our strategy to ensure a legacy was the key consideration of the design and build of the Olympic Park,” says Peter Tudor, director of venues for London Legacy Development Corporation.Click here to EnlargeOver 2 million tonnes of polluted soil was cleaned and reused to transform the marsh into a green oasis. Low-carbon concrete from industrial waste and surplus gas pipes were used to build the 80,000-seater stadium which claims to be a model of green construction. Sir Alan Collins, managing director of United Kingdom’s, Trade & Investment, the Olympic Legacy Programme, says, “We are looking at what will be left behind in London when the torch goes out.” There are plans to convert the stadium for use by a professional soccer team, and residents are hopeful, the fancy Zaha Hadid-designed aquatics centre will become a community pool.While the focus over the last seven years has been on the construction, debris and impending Olympic legacy, East London has been busy developing its own, distinct sub-culture. No one can pinpoint when the east went from nondescript to avant-garde but today, its creative soul has attracted stars like Ralph Fiennes and Keira Knightley to make it their home, lending it respectability. From regular music festivals to experimental multi-cultural chefs, kitschy galleries, design and art unlimited, the East End is brimming with raw, gritty energy that makes the rest of London look staid in comparison. During the day, shoppers in search of that ‘out there’ piece trawl its boutique stores; by night, clubbers descend to claim the streets and new party venues.advertisementThe curtain will come down on the Olympics over the next few weeks but the new voice that East End has found, is only growing stronger, and that, along with the infrastructure legacy that the Games are likely to leave behind, will go a long way in cementing its personality as a New York-esque East Village that’s happy to draw multiple ethnic groups into its fold.
Juventus veteran Mario Mandzukic still wants Man Utd moveby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus veteran Mario Mandzukic wants a Premier League transfer in January.Manchester United were close to signing the Croatia international during the summer – but Ed Woodward pulled the plug – thinking £14million was too much to pay for a 33-year-old.The Juventus striker has offers on the table from Qatar, where Al Rayyan are keen.However, Tuttosport claim Mandzukic is holding out for offers from England and with United’s striker crisis – Woodward could be forced to make a U-turn. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
MONTREAL – More than 1,300 jobs are at risk due to Ottawa’s refusal to give the Davie shipyard near Quebec City a contract for a second supply ship, a coalition trying to save the facility said Thursday.Members of the group travelled to Montreal to try to pressure Quebec-based MPs to recognize the plight of the province’s shipyard workers.Some 800 workers are expected to lose their jobs by the end of the year, while another 350 people who work at the shipyard’s suppliers in the Quebec City area are also believed to be at risk of being unemployed.On Thursday, the coalition presented the findings of a survey it conducted among 205 of the 219 Montreal-area suppliers to the Davie shipyard.More than half of them said the federal government’s decision would negatively affect their businesses and threaten 160 jobs.Davie recently completed the Asterix, a former container ship converted into a supply ship.The shipyard’s workers were expecting an order for a second ship but were told by the Canadian Forces it would not be needed.The president of a subsidiary of the Davie shipyard owner that acts as an intermediary for federal contracts said both the Senate and the House of Commons have recognized the urgency to equip the Navy with a ship similar to the one Davie recently completed.“We are not trying to pull work from other shipyards in Canada,” Spencer Fraser, head of Federal Fleet Services, told reporters. “There is enough work for all three yards.”The other facilities are in Vancouver and Halifax.Ottawa plans on acquiring its second supply ship in 2021 from Vancouver, which has a $4.1-billion contract for two vessels.Fraser said that timeline is not realistic.Vancouver’s Seaspan shipyard can build only one ship at a time, Fraser said, and the yard first has to deliver four ships for the Canadian Coast Guard, an order that will be completed in 2023.Fraser said Vancouver’s supply ship can only be completed by 2026.He called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government to release a more realistic timeline.Davie spokesman Frederick Boisvert has said laid-off workers could be quickly recalled once the Trudeau government decides to send a “clear signal” or letter of intent for the second ship.Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau said in early December he recognized the expertise of Davie workers but the federal government simply didn’t need another supply ship.“We cannot artificially create a need for something that doesn’t exist,” he told reporters in Montreal.He said the federal government was analyzing the future shipbuilding needs of the Navy, coast guard and ferry services, which may provide opportunities for Davie in the future.
QUESNEL, B.C. – A mining company operating in British Columbia has been fined for violating the Fisheries Act.The federal Environment Ministry says in a news release that Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd. was fined $200,000 on Jan. 12 after it pleaded guilty in provincial court to violations related to effluent regulations.An inspection of the mine by ministry enforcement officers found the company was depositing liquid waste into Lowhee Creek in B.C.’s Cariboo region without having notified authorities.The creek is part of the Willow River system, which the ministry says is an important fish-bearing watershed.The inspection also found the mine was failing to complete sampling and submit reports on time.The ministry says the fine will paid into the government’s environmental damages fund.
TORONTO — Hackers are targeting Toronto-Dominion Bank’s internal systems at all hours using cutting-edge techniques, but the bank’s head of cybersecurity isn’t losing sleep over them — they work for him, after all.The bank established late last year an in-house “red team” of ethical hackers — cybersecurity professionals who attempt to hack a computer network to test or evaluate its security on the owners’ behalf — who conduct live attacks against its own networks continuously, said Alex Lovinger, TD Bank’s vice-president of cyber threat management.“We’re doing it exactly how our adversaries would do it… So if we find a weakness or something like that, we can close it or address it before a real attacker,” he said.Canada’s biggest banks are fortifying their defences by hiring their own ethical hackers to test their systems as the frequency and sophistication of cyberthreats increases.A Senate report last month entitled “cyber.assault: It should keep you up at night” sounded the alarm about the potential consequences of major cyberattacks in Canada.“While some progress has been made federally in the past year, there is much more that the federal government and Canadians must do to protect ourselves,” said the report of the Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce. “We must take the appropriate steps now, or soon we will all be victims.”Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz has also raised concerns about a cyberattack.In 2017, 21 per cent of Canadian businesses reported that they were impacted by a cyber security incident which affected their operations, according to Statistics Canada. Banking institutions, not including investment banks, reported the highest level of incidents at 47 per cent, followed by universities and the pipeline transportation subsector, according to the agency.New regulations that require Canadian businesses to alert their customers about privacy breaches or face hefty fines took effect at the beginning of this month.In May, the Bank of Montreal and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce’s Simplii Financial digital banking brand said thousands of their customers may have had their personal and financial data compromised.BMO said hackers contacted the bank claiming to be in possession of the personal data of fewer than 50,000 customers, and that the attack originated outside of Canada. At the same time, Simplii also warned that “fraudsters” may have accessed certain personal and account information for about 40,000 clients.BMO’s chief executive Darryl White said he could not comment on the details of the privacy breach, as an ongoing investigation is underway, but noted there was a “very immaterial impact from a fraud perspective” and no material financial fallout.“We are a lot smarter as every event goes on. And there are events every day, there are events every hour of every day… It’s a continual improvement exercise,” White told reporters after the bank’s recent investor day.Meanwhile, BMO is also turning to in-house ethical hackers to test their systems. According to a recent job posting, BMO is seeking a senior manager with a certification in ethical hacking and whose responsibilities include managing a team of “network penetration testing” specialists.CIBC did not respond to questions about whether it utilizes ethical hackers.“We leverage internal and external expertise, and work closely with industry and government to enhance cyber security resilience, threat intelligence and best practices,” a spokeswoman said in a statement.Alberta-based bank ATB Financial in a recent job post said it was recruiting a “Senior Penetration Tester” with ethical hacking experience. An ATB spokeswoman said the posting is to fill a recently vacated role.The Bank of Nova Scotia also established its own in-house “red team” of hackers to test its defences, said its chief information security officer Steve Hawkins.“Scotiabank has used and continues to use third-parties to handle this penetration testing. However, because the volume of global cyber threats has significantly risen, the Bank wanted to have its own capabilities in-house and created its own red team this year,” he said.With the string of data breaches in recent years, what does worry TD’s Lovinger is the cumulative amount of data that has been exposed.“Hackers now sit on a wealth of information… That they can now leverage to do more targeted attacks,” he said.Royal Bank of Canada has had in-house ethical hacking capabilities for a few years now, as part of its cybersecurity program, said Adam Evans, the bank’s vice-president of cyber operations and chief information officer.“We want to make sure that we are testing our defences to make sure they stay relevant,” he said.RBC has been upping its cybersecurity budget and adding to its team annually. It now has roughly 400 cybersecurity professionals, up 50 per cent from three years ago, but a talent gap looms, Evans said.Demand for talent in Canada is climbing by seven per cent annually and there will be more than 5,000 roles to fill between 2018 and 2021, according to Deloitte. By 2022, the cybersecurity workforce gap is expected to reach 1.8 million, it said.As of October, there were 1,024 cybersecurity vacancies for every million Canadian job postings, up five per cent over the past year, according to Indeed Canada. That’s up 73 per cent since the beginning of 2015, said Brendon Bernard, an economist for the job search platform.Meanwhile, several Canadian banks have made recent investments in research or capabilities abroad or in universities at home to tap cybersecurity talent. For example, TD opened a cybersecurity-focused office in Tel Aviv, Scotiabank announced a partnership with an Israeli cybersecurity company and RBC made an investment in research at Ben-Gurion University.“With the talent gap in cyber, it’s something that organizations are going to have to address,” said Evans. “Because there is just not enough qualified people out there.” Companies in this story: (TSX:RY, TSX:TD, TSX:CM, TSX:BNS, TSX:BMO)Armina Ligaya, The Canadian Press