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

Severe Weather Preparedness

first_imgAs North Carolina is now in the time of year when severe weather occurs, it’s important to be ready.As part of severe weather preparedness week, people should remember these tips to stay safe when driving:•    State law requires that vehicle headlights be on when using windshield wipers;•    If a tornado hits while driving, drivers shouldn’t seek shelter under a highway overpass. Instead, they should move into a sturdy building nearby or stay in the car and bend low, covering their head with their hands; and•    Never drive through standing water – turn around. It’s difficult to know how deep the water is and a vehicle can be swept away in just one foot of water.Additional information on tornadoes, emergency kits and overall severe weather readiness is available at ReadyNC.org or in the ReadyNC mobile app.last_img read more

10 Tips for Creating Accessible Content for Your Website

first_imgAt last month’s 3PlayMedia webinar on Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Janet Sylvia, Web Accessibility Group Leader at the University of Georgia, gave an introduction to web accessibility and offered 10 tips for creating accessible web content. Here are my notes from her presentation.Use page titles, headings, and semantic structure on your pages. Use the title tag to provide a descriptive title for the page. All web web pages need an h1 which should be similar to the title tag.Sylvia recommends using the Web Accessibility Toolbar (Internet Explorer only) to evaluate page structure, headings, and table code. You can also use the Firefox Web Developer add-on or WAVE Evaluation Toolbar extension on Chrome.Use descriptive link text. Text used in links should make sense out of context. Avoid “Click here” and “Read more.”Include ALT text for non-text content. Alternative text provides a clear concise description that conveys function, meaning or purpose of the image.Create accessible documents. Ensure your PDF, Word, and Excel documents are accessible.Create accessible multimedia. For audio, include a text transcript. For video, include video description.For video with audio, include captions, text transcript, and a video description. Don’t auto-play video. Let the user be in control of sound.Auto-playing when a page loads can be annoying for all users, especially for screen reader users who navigate by listening. Ensure JavaScript is device-independent. Use an event handler that works with both the mouse and the keyboard.If using device dependent event handlers, test across browsers and assistive technologies (see WebAIM Accessible JavaScript article for more info. Ensure keyboard accessibility. Often overlooked, keyboard accessibility is easy to test.Unplug your mouse, and user your Tab and Enter keys to navigate a page. Make sure your site has sufficient color contrast. Have a high contrast color scheme between foreground and background colors.Tools to check color contrast include Colour Contrast Check by Jonathan Snook, Color Contrast Analyzer by The Paciello Group, and my favorite way to check colors, Check My Colours.Add an accessibility statement and contact information. Include information on whether your site complies with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and conforms to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.Include contact information (email and phone number) as well as details on when requests will be answered (within 24 hours or one business day). If you can design a website, you can design an accessible one.I liked the webinar because it focused on basic steps everyone involved with web content could follow. When we talk about making content accessible on the web, we can get too detail-oriented. Focusing on the basics will encourage people to build accessibility into the projects from the beginning.Do you have any tips to share on making web content accessible? Share your suggestions in the comments. 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…Related10 Ways to Improve Accessibility on Websites and Social MediaWhen I chatted about accessibility with other attendees at WordCamp Denver 2018 this weekend, I shared some of my tips and blog posts on how they could improve accessibility on their websites. After one conversation, they thanked me for the recommendations, and asked if I had a summary post that…In “Accessibility”WordCamp Columbus: Accessibility RoundtableAt our WordCamp Columbus 2014 session today, my friend Jacki Keys and I will be talking about web accessibility, simple steps you can take to improve accessibility on your WordPress website, and some tools for testing your website’s accessibility. Here’s a few of the things we’ll discuss: The web is…In “Accessibility”Takeaways from Online WordPress Accessibility WorkshopAt this month’s full-day Online WordPress Accessibility Workshop hosted by Knowbility, Robert Jolly shared his experience and knowledge as he discussed the current status of WordPress accessibility and explained the accessibility features built-in to the popular content management system. In addition, Jolly offered practical advice and tips to content writers,…In “Accessibility”last_img read more

UW-Marshfield/Wood County men’s basketball wins opener of home tournament

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD – The University of Wisconsin-Marshfield/Wood County men’s basketball team will play for the title at its annual UW-Marshfield Classic after beating UW-Washington County 85-73 on Friday night.The Marauders (3-6) will play Gogebic Community College (Mich.) in the championship game at 2 p.m. Saturday. Gogebic beat UW-Fond du Lac 86-76 in the other semifinal.Fond du Lac and Washington County will play in the third-place game at noon.Josh Hennes scored 17 points, and Bryce DeSmet and Joe Estrict each added 15 points for the Marauders.Three others also scored in double figures for UW-Marshfield. Hunter Busse had 13 points, and Ryan Paul and Max Opelt each had 10 for the Marauders.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Marauders 85, Wildcats 73UW-Washington Co. 15 14 16 28 – 73UW-Marshfield/Wood County 12 20 23 30 – 85UW-WASHINGTON CO. (73): Javon Williams 4-6 2-2 10, Haydon Stenhardt 1-7 0-0 3, Dominque Richie 2-6 2-2 6, Brandon Lastovich 0-0 0-0 0, Aaron Rathke 6-17 1-6 15, De’Andre Johnson 10-19 2-2 25, Zach Cull 0-1 0-0 0, Shaun Fischer 4-13 5-7 14, Tylan Hall 0-2 0-0 0. FG: 27-71. FT: 12-19. 3-pointers: 7-27 (Johnson 3-7, Rathke 2-6, Fischer 1-4, Steinhardt 1-7, Williams 0-1, Richie 0-2). Rebounds: 44 (Cull 9). Assists: 20 (Williams 6). Turnovers: 15. Fouls: 18. Fouled out: none. Record: 9-7.UW-MARSHFIELD/WOOD COUNTY (85): Hunter Busse 4-8 2-2 13, Ryan Paul 4-14 1-2 10, Max Opelt 4-7 0-0 10, Joe Estrict 7-13 0-0 15, Sean Zillmer 1-1 2-2 5, Bryce DeSmet 4-10 5-6 15, Kwame Adam 0-0 0-0 0, Josh Hennes 7-14 3-8 17, Devin Klein 0-0 0-0 0. FG: 31-67. FT: 13-20. 3-pointers: 10-19 (Busse 3-6, Opelt 2-3, DeSmet 2-5, Zillmer 1-1, Estrict 1-2, Paul 1-2). Rebounds: 37 (Estrict 9). Assists: 25 (Busse 7). Turnovers: 13. Fouls: 17. Fouled out: none. Record: 3-6.last_img read more

Marketing Day: #SMXperts, AdWords strategies & Facebook’s privacy settings bug

first_imgHere’s our recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web.From Marketing Land:Ask the #SMXperts series — Advanced audience targetingJun 8, 2018 by Debra MastalerIn this extended Q&A from SMX West, #SMXperts Jillian Nagle and Ben Wood look at creative ways to create audiences, leverage search and social and prevent customers from going to the competition.Advanced AdWords Strategies to Personalize Experiences and Drive RevenueJun 8, 2018 by Digital Marketing DepotPaid search is brutally competitive. Everyone is using the same tactics to drive conversions. How do you separate your AdWords campaigns from your competitors’ to acquire more customers at a lower CPL? The answer is with personalization. The big list of political ad policies from leading social & search platformsJun 8, 2018 by Amy GesenhuesAre you running political ads? Here are all the latest political ad policies from Facebook, Twitter, Google, Snapchat and more.IAB Tech Lab unveils a proposed Ads.txt for mobile appsJun 8, 2018 by Barry LevineIt’s essentially the same idea, a file on a web domain that lists valid sellers of that property’s ad inventory. But now there’s a pointer to an app-specific one, from an app.Facebook says privacy settings for 14M users were switched to public due to bugJun 7, 2018 by Amy GesenhuesFrom May 18 to May 22, 14M users had the audience setting for new status updates changed to public because of a bug, according to Facebook.Recent Headlines From MarTech Today, Our Sister Site Dedicated To Marketing Technology:Moltin launches first web-based self-checkout at apparel retailer StanceJun 8, 2018 by Barry LevineThe companies say this is the first retailer self-checkout that doesn’t require an app download or the use of a store kiosk.Google’s new manifesto says AI will be used to benefit societyJun 8, 2018 by Greg SterlingThe company says it won’t develop AI applications “that cause or are likely to cause overall harm.”B2B marketers: Are you a marketing technology ‘investor’ or a ‘buyer?’Jun 8, 2018 by Scott VaughanYour approach to adopting and integrating martech is a key factor in determining its likelihood of success. Contributor Scott Vaughan explains.This week in GDPR: TrustArc expands its channel program, Qualys adds new functionality to its SAQ cloud app & moreJun 8, 2018 by Robin KurzerA weekly wrap-up of how companies are adapting to the new General Data Protection Regulation.Online Marketing News From Around The Web:Chatbots were the next big thing: what happened?, GrowthBotCreate More Impactful Video Ads by Customizing Content to Your Audience, FacebookHow brands can use social media polling, EconsultancyInstagram Confirms How the Instagram Algorithm Works, Jenns TrendsThe $1,000 Experiment: Which Facebook Campaign Optimization Type Works Best?, AdEspressoWhat It Takes To Close The Gap Between Strategy And Planning, AdExchangerThe post Marketing Day: #SMXperts, AdWords strategies & Facebook’s privacy settings bug appeared first on Marketing Land.From our sponsors: Marketing Day: #SMXperts, AdWords strategies & Facebook’s privacy settings bug Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019 Posted on 9th June 2018Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share Marketing Day: #SMXperts, AdWords strategies & Facebook’s privacy settings bugYou are here: HomeDigital MarketingMarketing Day: #SMXperts, AdWords strategies & Facebook’s privacy settings buglast_img read more