COUPLE WHO LOST SON IN ACCIDENT FLEE DONEGAL RALLY ROUTE ‘HELL’

first_imgAN elderly couple say they are being forced to leave their home this weekend to avoid the ‘hell’ of the Donegal rally.John and Mary Lynch say they have been left with no choice but to leave their home at Anney Lower this Saturday.They tell tomorrow’s Tirconaill Tribune that they have put up with the rally for years but this year a route change means cars will come flying within feet of their cottage. Cllr Gerry McMonagle has intervened to get the couple – and their cat and dog – accommodation this weekend.The couple lost a son in a road traffic accident some years ago; and there was a fatality nearby in recent times.They tried to take legal action to stop the rally but have failed in their objections.The couple are among thousands of residents along the rally routes who will be trapped in their homes – or forced to leave – this weekend. Mary Lynch tells John McAteer in tomorrow’s paper: “The rally is officially here for just one day but the joyriders will be out late at night for the next 12 months.”It’s a sentiment felt by hundreds of others.Meanwhile Donegal Daily has learned a number of other people living along the route and fed up with the disruption caused by both the rally and their many joyriding boy racer rally fans may attempt to stop the rally at a number of locations.The full interview with the Lynch family is in tomorrow’s Tirconaill Tribune. COUPLE WHO LOST SON IN ACCIDENT FLEE DONEGAL RALLY ROUTE ‘HELL’ was last modified: June 17th, 2015 by John2Share 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:’DANGEROUS’ ON-THE-RUN PRISONER MAY BE IN DONEGALCoupledonegalrallylast_img read more

6 Tech Companies That Raised Venture Capital Today: Which Will Change the World? (Poll)

first_imgTags:#Venture Funding#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… leela cyd ross There was a whole lot of money passing between hands today and we want to know which of these freshly funded companies interests you the most! There’s a motley, but exciting line-up featuring companies that will help us find storage space, keep us from using our phone as we drive for work (I’m so guilty of this!) and a buzz-worthy new group messaging app. Join us as we dive into today’s world of venture capitalism. Friday’s poll winner was Social Guides, which raised $1.5m to further help Web businesses connect using social media; 49% of RWW readers who voted were most excited about this company among the four others listed.Today’s CompaniesRelay Rides allows us to borrow cars from our neighbors, instead of renting a car. SpareFoot helps us find storage space, even for short periods of time (this would have been awesome for college summer breaks!). Kik raised the most amount of venture capital today and is poised to become another big group messaging app, which is interesting in the context that Beluga (a similar messaging app) was just acquired by Facebook last week. Gigya helps Web companies navigate social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin. ZoomSafer provides risk management software aimed at keeping employees from using their mobile phones while driving, a dangerous idea and a serious liability for the company. Qriously replaces traditional ads on our mobile devices with questions about the would-be product or company, while gathering location information of the user and real-time feedback. With six very different companies receiving funding today, which one will you keep an eye on? A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

CLT20 2014: Top cricketers choose IPL giants over domestic teams

first_imgChampions League T20 tournament is scheduled to be played in India from September 13 to October 4All the players named by more than two teams for the Champions League Twenty20, including South African legend Jacques Kallis and West Indian dasher Kieron Pollard, have opted for their IPL franchises instead of their domestic teams.”Eight players scheduled to take part in the competition were in high demand after being named in more than one squad, after their respective Twenty20 clubs from around the world qualified for the tournament,” CLT20 organisers said in a statement.The tournament is scheduled to be played in India from September 13 to October 4.Explaining the process for deciding which teams these players would represent, CLT20 Governing Council member and Director of Legal and Business Affairs, Dean Kino, said like previous seasons, the IPL franchises will have to financially compensate the teams that the players have left.”Like previous seasons, players who have been named by more than one team have been asked to nominate which side they are going to represent. Players are free to make any decision they wish. Teams are then allowed to replace any player that has withdrawn from their squad and elected to play for another side,” he said.”CLT20 regulations state that when a player elects to play for their ‘away’ team, that team must pay the ‘home’ team $150,000 compensation per player. A ‘home’ team is classified as a team from the country a player is eligible to represent in international cricket,” he added.advertisementTherefore, New Zealand’s rising star Corey Anderson will play for Mumbai Indians, while Australia’s George Bailey will turn up for Kings XI Punjab. Kallis has opted for Kolkata Knight Riders instead of Cape Cobras, while Pollard and Lasith Malinga have gone with Mumbai Indians.The tournament will follow a format similar to the three previous editions, with a Group Stage preceded by a Qualifier. A total of 29 matches will be played in the competition. The Group Stage will be played from September 17 to October 4. It will feature 10 teams. The Qualifier will be played from September 13 to September 16.At the Group stage, each side will play the other four in its group once, with the top two sides from each group going through to the semi-finals. In the Qualifier, all teams will play each other once, with the top two advancing to the Group Stage.The top team from Group A will play the second-ranked team from Group B, and vice versa, in the semi-finals, both of which will be played at Hyderabad on October 2. Bengaluru will host the final on October 4.Group A: Kolkata Knight Riders, Dolphins, Perth Scorchers, Chennai Super Kings, A team from the Qualifier.Group B: Kings XI Punjab, Cape Cobras, Hobart Hurricanes, Barbados Tridents, A team from the QualifierQualifier: Q1 – Lahore Lions, Q2 – Mumbai Indians, Q3 -Northern Knights, Q4 – Southern Express.Squads(from):Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ashish Nehra, Mithun Manhas, R. Ashwin, Ishwar Pandey, Pawan Negi, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohit Sharma, Dwayne Smith, Dwayne Bravo, John Hastings, Brendon McCullum, Samuel Badree, Francois Du PlessisKolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir, Yusuf Pathan, Robin Uthappa, Piyush Chawla, Ranganath Vinay Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Sunil Narine, Jacques Kallis, Ryan Ten Doeschate, Morne Morkel, Patrick Cummins, Andre RussellNorthern Knights: Ish Sodhi, Jono Boult, Brad Wilson, Kane Williamson, Daniel Flynn, BJ Watling, Graeme Aldridge, Anton Devcich, Tim Southee, Scott Kuggeleijn, Daryl Mitchell, Daniel Harris, Scott Styris, Trent Boult, Daniel VettoriPerth Scorchers: Ashton Agar, Yasir Arafat, Michael Beer, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Brad Hogg, Simon Mackin, Mitchell Marsh, Joel Paris, Craig Simmons, Ashton Turner, Adam Voges, Sam WhitemanKings XI Punjab: George Bailey, Thisara Perera, Mitchell Johnson, Glenn Maxwell, David Miller, Akshar Rajesh Patel, Karanveer Singh, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Manan Vohra, Mandeep Singh, Rishi Dhawan, Virender Sehwag, Wriddhiman Saha, Anureet Singh, Parvinder AwanaMumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Ambati Rayudu, Pragyan Ojha, Praveen Kumar, Aditya Tare, Jalaj Saxena, Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Gopal, Mike Hussey, Kieron Pollard, Corey Anderson, Lasith Malinga, Marchant De Lange, Lendl SimmonsSouthern Express: Kusal Janith Perera, Danushka Gunatilake, Angelo Perera, Jehan Mubarak, Niroshan Dickwella, Dilruwan Perara, Prasanna Seekuge, Ishan Jayaratne, Farvees Maharoof, Kasun Madushanka, Yasoda Lanka, Charith Jayampathi, Sachith Pathirana, Sandaken Lakshen, Dilshan T.MCape Cobras: Hashim Amla, JP Duminy, Justin Kemp, Rory Kleinveldt, Charl Langeveldt, Richard Levi, Aviwe Mgijima, Justin Ontong, Robin Peterson, Vernon Philander, Dane Piedt, Zakhele Qwabe, Omphile Ramela, Stiaan Van Zyl, Dane VilasLahore Lions: Mohammed Hafeez, Ahmad Shahzad, Umar Siddique Khan, Muhammad Umar Akmal, Nasir Jamshaid, Muhammad Salman Ali, Asif Raza, Muhammad Mustafa Iqbal, Wahab Riaz, Aizaz Bin Ilyas Cheema, Imran Ali, Saad Naseem, Adnan Rasool, Muhammad Saeed, Ali ManzooradvertisementHobart Hurricanes: Tim Paine, Jon Wells, Evan Gulbis, Xavier Doherty, Ben Hilfenhaus, Dom Michael, Sam Rainbird, Travis Birt, Doug Bollinger, Aiden Blizzard, Cameron Boyce, Joe Mennie, Ben Laughlin, Ben Dunk, Shoaib MalikDolphins: Daryn Smit, Daryn Miles Dupavillon, Cody Chetty, Vaughn Bernard Van Jaarsveld, Khayelihle Zondo, Robert Frylinck, Morne Nico Van Wyk, Kyle John Abbott, Craig John Alexander, Jonathan David Vandiar, Keshav Athmanand Maharaj, Prenelan Subrayen, Cameron Scott Delport, Andile Lucky Phehlukwayo, Bongumusa Sibonelo MakhanyaBarbados Tridents: Shane Dowrich, Jeevan Mendis, Jason Holder, Ashley Nurse, Jonathan Carter, Neil Mckenzie, Akeal Hosein, Ravi Rampaul, Rayad Emrit, Raymon Reifer, Kyle Mayers, William Perkins, James Franklin, Elton Chigumbura, Dilshan Munaweeralast_img read more

Construction Starts on 1st of Stenas New RoPax Ferries

first_imgzoom Swedish ferry company Stena Line has held a steel cutting ceremony for the first of four RoPax vessels ordered in China. The steel cutting was held at the AVIC Weihai Shipyard on August 25, 2017.The vessels have a planned delivery timetable during 2019 and 2020 with Stena having an option to order a further four vessels as part of the overall contract.The ferries, which are expected to be 50% larger than today’s standard RoPax vessels, will be placed on the Irish Sea routes. They will feature a length of 214.5 meters and a width of 27.8 meters and will be able to reach a speed of 22 knots.With a capacity of more than 3,000 lane meters and an accommodation for 1,000 passengers, the ships are being built in line with Stena Line’s key strategic focus on sustainability, according to the company.“The new RoPax vessels will be among the most fuel efficient in the world with approximately 25% lower CO2 emissions per cargo unit than comparable RoPax tonnage… The vessels will run on traditional fuel, but are designed to the class notation “gas ready” and are also prepared for scrubbers as well as catalytic converters, giving us even greater flexibility for the future,”  Niclas Mårtensson, CEO of Stena Line, commented.last_img read more

Emirates throws Airbus A380 a lifeline with jumbo order

Explore further It said it regarded Emirates as the only airline with the capacity to place an order of the size required to keep production going.”Quite honestly, if we can’t work out a deal with Emirates there is no choice but to shut down the programme,” Airbus sales director John Leahy said Monday.The company said it needed to build at least six of the aircraft per year for the programme to remain viable.On Thursday, Leahy seemed relieved that Airbus’ strategy of staring down Emirates appeared to have paid off, saying the programme was now good to go on for at least another decade. The order comes just days after Airbus sounded alarm bells on the future of the A-380 Emirates Airlines said Thursday it has struck a $16 billion deal to buy 36 Airbus A380 superjumbos just days after the European manufacturer said it would have to halt production without new orders. “This new order underscores Airbus’ commitment to produce the A380 at least for another ten years. I’m personally convinced more orders will follow Emirates’ example and that this great aircraft will be built well into the 2030s,” Leahy said.Airbus is hoping China will lead a revival in orders once demand for long-haul planes picks up, arguing that the plane is ideally suited for mass-market travel and for heavily congested airports.Emirates operates a fleet of 269 wide-bodied aircraft and flies to 157 destinations.Airbus said it has delivered 222 A380s to 13 airlines so far.Stock market investors welcomed the news of the order, pushing Airbus shares more than two percent higher on the Paris bourse in mid-session business.Calling the deal “a relief for Airbus”, independent commercial aviation expert John Strickland said it probably saved the A-380 programme.”Without it, production would likely have been terminated,” Strickland said.”It is not a guarantee of financial success for the programme but buys Airbus time to go out and secure additional orders from other airlines,” he said. © 2018 AFP Citation: Emirates throws Airbus A380 a lifeline with jumbo order (2018, January 18) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-01-emirates-airbus-a380-lifeline-jumbo.html Airbus overtakes Boeing, says could halt A380 programme (Update) The company said it had placed firm orders for 20 of the double-decker aircraft with options for a further 16. Deliveries are scheduled to start in 2020.Emirates is already the world’s biggest customer for the A380 with 101 in its fleet and 41 more firm orders previously placed.”This order will provide stability to the A380 production line,” the airline’s chairman and CEO Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum said.”We’ve made no secret of the fact that the A380 has been a success for Emirates,” he said in a statement. “Our customers love it, and we’ve been able to deploy it on different missions across our network, giving us flexibility in terms of range and passenger mix.”The Dubai-based airline said that with the new order it will have commitments for a total of 178 A380s worth $60 billion.The deal was expected to be signed during the Dubai Airshow in November but was delayed without any explanation amid reports of tough negotiations.Instead, Emirates inked a deal to buy 40 Boeing Dreamliners for more than $15 billion.Airbus’s decision in 2007 to pursue the A380, capable of packing in 853 seats, was diametrically opposed to Boeing’s bet on the Dreamliner, marketed as a more efficient plane that could be used for both medium and long-distance flights.But the economics of the four-engine A380 have proved daunting, with airlines having to operate every flight at full capacity in order to make a profit.’It buys Airbus time’Airbus warned on Monday that it might have to end production of the A380, having booked no new orders for the plane in two years. The Emirates order should see the A-380 programme through the next decade or more This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. read more