Daniel worries about passport ‘hoo-haa’ after Brexit

first_imgDaniel O’Donnell has expressed fears that Brexit will affect his future music tours to the UK. The Donegal singer has revealed that he was always against Brexit and is hoping for a peaceful outcome to negotiations.Daniel says he worries about how the UK’s split from the EU will affect his career as he tours across the continent. Daniel is currently performing a series of shows in Branson, Missouri in the US. He told BBC Radio Ulster: “It (Brexit) shouldn’t affect people south of the border but it’s going to affect us. I think it will affect us very much in an economic way, it has to, because there’s such a trade thing with the UK and Ireland and there’s such movement between the two countries. And I know very little about economics but it’s just how I see it.“I would hate to think that every time we go to England you have a whole big hoo-haa of passports and all them little things too.”Daniel said he was personally disappointed with the UK’s vote to leave the EU and wouldn’t rule out supporting a second referendum “if the majority felt they made the wrong decision.”Daniel, who is about to release a new album for Christmas, said he hopes that Brexit will not affect peace in Northern Ireland. He said: “The one thing we must be absolute about is that it never goes back to the Troubles because of something like Brexit. It would be a pure tragedy.”Daniel O’Donnell’s new album ‘Walking In The Moonlight’ is out on 30th November and available to pre-order now.*AFDaniel worries about passport ‘hoo-haa’ after Brexit was last modified: November 25th, 2018 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:Brexitdaniel o donnelllast_img read more

Lifesaving Gardaí and hero chef honoured at Irish Water Safety Awards

first_imgThree Donegal gardaí and a quick-thinking member of the public have been honoured for selfless acts of bravery at this year’s Irish Water Safety Awards.Rescuers involved in two dramatic near-drowning incidents in Donegal featured in the annual awards on Wednesday.Garda Cormac McClafferty, Garda Dermot Kenny and Garda Michael McHugh received prizes at Dublin Castle for saving a man’s life at Buncrana pier. Niall Cosgrove PhotographyOn the 8th of May 2016, a man got into difficulty in the water. The quick-thinking trio of gardaí immediately made a human chain and swam out to the man, who was going under the water due to cold shock.The gardaí eventually reached the casualty and pulled him back to the pier to safety. He made a full recovery.Another local award recipient was Gerard Lally, Head Chef at the Great Northern Hotel in Bundoran.Gerard Lally. Niall Cosgrove PhotographyGerard became a hero by chance when he saved two lives on Sunday the 27th of May 2018. He was on his lunch break when he saw three people in difficulty in the water at Roguey Point. Lally, who is a skilled swimmer and surfer, rushed to help the adult, a teenager and an 11 year-old boy in the water.Lally instructed both the teenager and the young boy to grab hold of a ring buoy he was able to bring them both to shore, where he stayed with them until the ambulance services arrived and subsequently took over.Meanwhile, the Bundoran RNLI had arrived and assisted the adult and successfully brought him to safety. All three made a full recovery.Thirty-six lives were saved from drowning by all the rescuers honoured at the Irish Water Safety’s National Annual Awards Ceremony.Mr Seán Canney TD, Minister of State at the Department of Rural & Community Development presented the Seiko Just in Time Rescue Awards and said: “It is an honour to pay tribute to these courageous recipients. Tragically an average of 127 people drown in Ireland every year and although that’s 127 too many, the figure would be even higher but for the dramatic efforts of these individuals who saved others from drowning and the ongoing work of Irish Water Safety volunteers teaching swimming and water rescue skills.” Long-Service Volunteer Awards were also presented to 63 volunteers, recognising a combined total of 1,315 years of service teaching swimming, water rescue and survival skills in communities nationwide.Minister Canney appealed to all adults to make themselves more aware of the dangers of drowning.He said: “It only takes seconds for tragedy to strike and this can so easily be avoided if people learn about the hazards and take personal responsibility for their own safety. I ask that people encourage friends and family to read Irish Water Safety’s guidelines at www.iws.ie so that they have the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to avoid becoming a drowning statistic.”Lifesaving Gardaí and hero chef honoured at Irish Water Safety Awards was last modified: November 30th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:buncranabundoranirish water safety awards.last_img read more

Custom CSS with Jetpack: Images

first_imgThe Custom CSS module in Jetpack offers an easy way to edit the styles in your WordPress theme. Sure, you can edit your stylesheet and upload it to your site. But I know a lot of people have turned to using the Custom CSS module for updating their stylesheets simply because it’s so quick. Once you’re installed Jetpack, go to Appearance > Edit CSS on your dashboard and you can start adding/modifying CSS.Whenever anyone from our Metro Detroit WordPress Meetup group asks questions about how to use Jetpack’s Custom CSS, I point them to my friend Marcy’s post Custom CSS with Jetpack for WordPress Website Design. Marcy walks you through adding custom fonts, link colors, and adding CSS for post and blog titles using Jetpack’s Custom CSS module. She includes sample code snippets for each CSS change. Last week one of our meetup members contacted me about images in the Custom CSS module. He read Marcy’s post, but was running into some issues when he added a background image. The image wasn’t displaying. He’s been working with CSS for a while, but this was the first time he had used the Custom CSS module to change his stylesheet.Any tips you can share? he asked.How Jetpack Adds CSS ChangesJetpack’s Custom CSS inserts CSS changes differently than your theme stylesheet. Jetpack’s CSS editor adds the CSS changes relative to the root of your site. Your theme stylesheet adds CSS changes based on relative file names within the theme folder.In your stylesheet, you would typically add: url(images/my-image.jpg).However, when you’re adding images in Jetpack’s Custom CSS, you have two options: Add an absolute URL (e.g. http://www.yoursite.com/wp-content/themes/yourtheme/images/my-image.jpg)Add the relative URL from your domain root (e.g. wp-content/themes/yourtheme/images/my-image.jpg)My recommendation was to use the relative URL. He was thrilled to hear the solution was so simple. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedShare Your Favorite Plugin: SlimpackWhen you want to use the Jetpack WordPress plugin, but the site(s) you’re creating can’t connect to WordPress.com, take a look at the Slimpack – Lightweight Jetpack plugin. Slimpack is a lighter version of Jetpack, with no requirement for a WordPress.com account. I learned about Slimpack at our November 2016 Metro…In “WordPress”Slimpack WordPress Plugin Security VulnerabilitySlimpack, a popular WordPress plugin that duplicates many of the Jetpack plugin modules, has a security vulnerability. The vulnerability exploits the sharing function to mass email with links using Baidu. At this time (June 2017), there is no fix for the vulnerability. The Slimpack plugin has been removed from the…In “WordPress”Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development News: May 5, 2017In this week’s web design and development resources roundup, you’ll learn the importance of informed consent for your user research, find a one-day virtual web accessibility conference, discover how to design a custom apartment and have a 3D printer create it, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each…In “Web design & development links”last_img read more

AU court for human rights cases

first_img26 January 2006An African court to rule on cases of gross human rights violations on the continent is ready to start hearing cases, South African Foreign Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma announced on Tuesday.Briefing the media after the closing session African Union heads of state summit in Khartoum, Sudan on Tuesday, Dlamini-Zuma said that while the location of the court was still to be finalised, the 11 judges had already been elected – including Bernard Ngoepe, South Africa’s Judge President of Transvaal.In addition to hearing cases of gross human rights violations such as genocide, the court will also have the power to render an opinion, at the request of a member state, on any legal matter relating to AU human rights instruments.“The court is ready to function,” Dlamini-Zuma said.The heads of state have requested member states to submit their comments on the “draft single legal instrument” by writing to the AU Commission, with the closing date for submissions 31 March.The draft single legal instrument is a document containing recommendations on the merger of the African court of human and people’s rights and the court of justice of the organisation.The union has also decided that the merger document should be submitted to a joint meeting of the People’s Rights Commission and legal experts from member states for finalisation.The final draft will be submitted and presented for review at the seventh ordinary session of the Executive Council and Assembly to take place in Bujumbura, Burundi in July.The election of the 11 judges must still be ratified by the Assembly of Heads of State after the final draft has been approved. Their term of office ranges from two to six years.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

UM System Board of Curators approves new nursing building

first_imgA $30 million building for the MU Sinclair School of Nursing has been approved by the UM System Board of Curators on Thursday.According to the University, the current building will be replaced with a new facility to focus on increasing enrollment in the school by 2020.About $12 million will come from the nursing school’s reserves. The rest of the money will come from private gifts, land sales at Sinclair Farm, and MU Health Care Contributions.(This story was last updated at 5:47 a.m. Friday.)last_img

Leakage of my letter to PM should be treated as high treason: Army chief

first_imgFacing demands for his dismissal, Indian Army Chief General V.K. Singh on Thursday said the leak of his letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh presenting a grim picture of the force’s defence preparedness should be treated as “high treason” and the source of leakage dealt with “ruthlessly”.The assertion by the General to trace the source of the leak came even as Defence sources said that Intelligence Bureau has been asked to inquire into leakage of the letter to the media.As tensions between him and the government escalated over the leak of his official letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Gen Singh hit back saying a “cynical approach” to tarnish his reputation should stop.In a brief statement released by Army Headquarters, Gen Singh, who is currently in Jammu and Kashmir, further said his official communication with the Prime Minister and Defence Minister A.K. Antony is “privileged” communication.”The leakage of the letter should be treated as high treason. Cynical approach to tarnish my reputation should stop. Sources of the leakage should be found and dealt with ruthlessly,” said Singh, who is due to retire on May 31.Singh’s leaked letter led to demands by political parties — Samajwadi Party, Janata Dal (United) and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) — for his dismissal on Wednesday even as government and Opposition were agreed his concerns should not have come out in the open.There was a strong demand to launch a probe how the letter was leaked to the media. It was also felt that the Army chief should have first raised his concerns on the risk to the country’s security directly with the Defence Minister. The General was also accused of breach of discipline.The media leak of the letter came on top of an acrimony between the Army chief and the government since early this week over his media interview in which he had claimed that he was offered a bribe of Rs 14 crore by a retired Lt Gen for swinging a sub-standard defence deal.”I have made serious note of the observations. After consulting the prime minister and colleagues, we will take appropriate action,” Antony said in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday after members expressed serious concerns over issues of national security.advertisementlast_img read more

Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova to win sixth Australian Open title

first_imgSerena Williams won her 19th Grand Slam title, continued her unbeaten run in six Australian Open finals and extended her decade-long domination of Maria Sharapova with a 6-3, 7-6 (5) win on Saturday night.After celebrating prematurely on her third match point, letting her racket go after serving what she thought was an ace but learning that it was a let, top-ranked Williams took a deep breath and fired another ace – her 15th of the set and 18th of the match – to seal it.This time, the celebration was real. She jumped around like a little child, bouncing up and down, before shaking hands with Sharapova at the net.”Growing up I wasn’t the richest but I had a rich family in spirit and support and you know standing here with 19 championships is something I never thought would happen,” Williams said. “I went on the courts with just a ball, and a racket and a hope, that’s all I had.”I’m so honored to be here tonight and to hold this 19th trophy @ my favorite stadium.”Williams, coughing frequently and still affected by a recent cold, controlled the first set around a rain delay in the sixth game, when the match was stopped for 13 minutes for the roof to be closed. Williams came back on court momentarily near the end of the break, but returned to the locker room with a hacking cough. She later said she had vomited before returning to Rod Laver Arena to continue.It didn’t show. She came back from the break and fired an ace to start a run of six straight points. She was broken while serving for the set but broke Sharapova for a third time to clinch it.advertisementThe 33-year-old Williams, the oldest winner of the Australian women’s title in the Open era, won the first six points of the second set and seemed on course for another lopsided victory before Sharapova hit back to set up a dramatic second set.Sharapova saved two match points, including one in the 10th game when she bravely hit a forehand winner down the line – applauded by Williams. She twice held serve to stay in the match.The No. 2-ranked Sharapova forced a tiebreaker and then took the first point off Williams when she leaped into a service return down the line. But Williams rallied again and relied on her serve to keep the points short, missing a second set point when Sharapova hit a winning service return. Williams didn’t relent, though, and secured the title that lifted her above Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova, who had 18 Grand Slam singles titles.Williams has now won 16 in a row and is 17-2 in career matches against five-time major winner Sharapova, who hasn’t won a head-to-head meeting since 2004.Two of Williams’ six Australian titles have come with straights-set wins in the final against Sharapova, the first in 2007. For 2008 champion Sharapova, it was a third loss in a final at Melbourne Park.”I haven’t beaten her in a long time but I love every time I step on the court with her,” said Sharapova, who had to save two match points in the second round. “I’ve had some of the best memories of my career on this court and also some of my toughest losses, but that’s the life of a tennis player.”last_img read more

IPL 2018 Auction: Yuvraj Singh, R Ashwin in marquee players’ list

first_imgRavichandran Ashwin, Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan are the top Indian stars among the 16 marquee players for the upcoming Indian Premier League Players’ Auction in Bengaluru.The auction, which is set to take place on January 27 and 28, will also have big foreign names in Ben Stokes, Joe Root and Mitchell Starc ready to go under the hammer.Roots entry in the marquee list is an indication that England and Wales Cricket Board has finally understood what their players want.ALSO WATCHStokes was cleared to play for England again on Wednesday despite being charged with affray. He was earlier suspended by the ECB from international duty for his involvement in an incident outside a nightclub in September that reportedly left a man with a fractured eye socket.While more than 1000 players had registered for the IPL auction, the BCCI has pruned the list to 578 players.The players have been bracketed into eight distinct slabs as per their profiles.The slabs for internationals (Indian and foreign) are Rs 2 crore, Rs 1.5 crore, Rs 1 crore, Rs 75 lakh and Rs 50 lakh respectively while uncapped players are base-priced at Rs 40, 30 and 20 lakh respectively.”A lot of strategizing and number-crunching is involved before a cricketer is picked at the IPL Player Auction. The dynamic nature of the auction makes it unpredictable and exciting,” IPL Chairman Rajiv Shukla said in a release.”The eight franchises have given us an indication of what their core would be with their Player Retentions and IPL 2018 Player Auction will be an important step towards the creation of a successful team. The marquee list is full of star players, but I am also looking forward to the uncapped Indian players who have proved their mettle in the earlier editions of the VIVO IPL and are sure to attract high bids.”advertisementAmong the 16 marquee players bracketed into M1 and M2 categories, current India players Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane are in the top marquee list along with Stokes, who is again expected to trigger a bidding war.Currently the worlds premier fast bowler Mitchell Starc and T20 match-winner Chris Gayle are also in the M1 category.Some of the veteran internationals in the second tier of the marquee list (M2) are Harbhajan Singh, Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh.With 13 Indian players in the Rs 2 crore bracket, after a long time franchises will get to choose from current India players.Murali Vijay, Kedar Jadhav, KL Rahul, Yuzvendra Chahal, Dinesh Karthik are in the top wishlist of the franchises along with Afghan sensation Rashid Khan.South African pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada is in the Rs 1.5 crore bracket while Brandon McCullum and Faf du Plessis are priced at Rs 2 crore and Chennai Super Kings have their Right to Match Cards (RTM).Australian dasher Chris Lynn is also in the Rs 2 crore bracket.As per the list provided, 36 players are in all in Rs 2 crore bracket while 32 have priced themselves in the Rs 1.5 crore zone.There are 31 in the Rs 1 crore category followed by 23 in the Rs 75 lakh and a whopping 122 in the Rs 50 lakh base price bracket respectively.There are 62 capped Indian players in the auction while the number of uncapped local players is 288.Compared to Indians, the number of capped foreign internationals is 92 while 36 uncapped overseas talent have thrown their hat in the ring.Some of the big uncapped names include Krunal Pandya, Prithvi Shaw and Kamlesh Nagarkoti.(Courtesy: PTI)last_img read more

Violinist Andrew Forde brings Glenn Gould to contemporary audience

first_img Facebook Violinist Andrew Forde and his band the Ghost Tapes will be performing a re-interpretation of Glenn Gould’s work as part of Black History Month in Toronto Feb. 9. (CBC) LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Forde is calling his piece Ideas of North as an ode to the late musician, but also to represent the pluralism of voices which wouldn’t have been heard 50 years ago. Login/Register With:center_img Advertisement Advertisement Twitter Toronto-based violinist Andrew Forde has performed with Justin Bieber, Sting, Pitbull and Mary J. Blige, but there’s another star he’s connecting with: Glenn Gould.Forde has remixed the iconic Canadian pianist to explore the country’s rich identity in Ideas of North and will perform it live Feb. 9th in Toronto as part of Black History Month.The title is a play on Gould’s landmark documentary, The Idea of North, which first aired on CBC Radio in 1967. Gould layered speaking voices on top of each other to create a unique sonic landscape in his program about the Canadian North.last_img read more

MDA proposes mandatory geotechnical surveys for construction sites

first_imgCredit: Branko StoilovCredit: Branko Stoilov The Malta Developers Association is proposing that ‘geo-technical surveys on potential building sites’ are made mandatory.The construction body states that it wants the surveys on prospective construction sites,‘to be made mandatory as part of the development permit process, as is done in several EU member states.’While they acknowledge that they were aware of the activity taking place in this scenario, it is not uniform.Their request comes in response to the collapse of a building in Mellieha on Saturday morning in which a 77 year old woman was rescued by Civil Protection and was certified with only slight injuries.Watch: Elderly woman rushed to hospital after building collapse in MelliehaThe collapse sparked an outcry from Kamra Tal-Periti who stated that the incident had shown the chaos of the construction industry as well as the slow efforts of government to fulfill the creation of a new construction regulator.Update 2: Mellieħa: Should membership of the new construction regulator be mandatory?Minister Ian Borg responded to a parliamentary question from Opposition MP Karol Aquilina who stated that the body was still in the process of being established with discussions with various entities still on-going.Process of establishing building and construction regulator ongoing – Minister BorgThe Prime Minister also weighed in on the situation saying that there are certain interim actions which need to be taken while an investigation is carried out into the recent accident.WhatsApp <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrintlast_img read more