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first_imgA crowd of supporters, local and national representatives turned out for the third ‘Solidarity with Sudan’ protest of the month in Letterkenny.The peaceful gathering at Market Square last Saturday was organised by 2019 local election candidate Thoiba Ahmed in response to the violent political crisis in her home country.Ms Ahmed’s protest highlighted the recent series of massacres that took place across Sudan by the Janjaweed militia in their campaign to suppress the uprising against toppled dictator Omar Al Bashir. “Thoiba Ahmed was a candidate in the County Council elections in Letterkenny, and I got to know and respect her during that campaign,” says Councillor Jimmy Kavanagh who showed empathy when listening to Ms Ahmed talk of the atrocities occurring in Sudan.Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh and Thoiba Ahmed at the Solidarity With Sudan protest“I am here today to support Thoiba in her call for peace in Sudan, an end to violence, and a return to dialogue with a view to establishing democracy and lasting peace in a region that has suffered the loss of almost half a million lives in a few short war torn years. I hope that today’s event will help to raise awareness among our own community to the plight of ordinary people in Sudan,” said Cllr Kavanagh said.Councillor Gerry McMonagle attended the protest because “for me, it’s in my DNA; I was raised educated of the history of Ireland, the military rule and colonialism.” “As Irish people we can relate with what is happening in Sudan; any State in the world where physical force and military intervention has been exercised has never been successful. I fully support the people of Sudan and their right to democracy and self-determination” he added. Thoiba Ahmed, Thomas Pringle TD and supporters at the Solidarity With Sudan protestThomas Pringle TD said: “It’s vitally important that we as Irish people support the struggles of the people of Sudan in trying to have a government that looks after the needs of their people.”“A government that works on behalf of the citizens is the least that people demand and can expect. We in Ireland should expect the same,” Pringle TD added.Thoiba Ahmed at the Solidarity With Sudan protestMs Ahmed confirmed that another protest will take place at Letterkenny Market Square on 29th June from 2pm-4pm. No event is planned this week due to the Donegal Rally, but demonstrations will continue ‘until the demands of the people of Sudan are realised’, according to Ms Ahmed.She commented: “By recognising our shared humanity, we build connections that overcome the divisions of cultures, religions, and ethnicities. There’s a shared sense of responsibility when it comes to responding to the cries of help and confronting injustice.”Local support grows at Sudan solidarity protest was last modified: June 17th, 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:letterkennyprotestSolidarity With Sudanthoiba ahmedlast_img read more


first_imgGardaí in Donegal are urging people to ‘Keep the surprises for your holiday’ this summer by taking steps to prevent vacant homes being burgled.Homeowners are being warned secure their properties during the summer months, where one in four burglars enter the property through an open door or window.Today, 19th June, is the EU Focus Day on Domestic Burglaries. The campaign urges people to take care when on holidays and not to post pictures on social media until they have returned.  Garda Crime Prevention Officer Sergeant Graham Kavanagh said: “Whilst burglary rates have been falling, particularly in winter months, we cannot be complacent.“I would advise home owners to secure their properties during the summer months, where one in four burglars enter the property through an open door or window. Thefts of tools, equipment and bicycles increase by a third during the summer. An unlocked shed or unsecured bike are easy targets for the burglar.“Remember to make your home look occupied, particularly if you intend to be away for an extended period. Once your home is locked and alarmed, ask a neighbour to regularly check your property, use timer switches or apps to turn on lights, cancel deliveries, tidy the garden and watch what you post on social media. Keep the surprises for your holiday and not when you return.”If you are planning a holiday, note the following tips from Gardaí in Donegal:  Home Security • Whether at home or going out, turn on some lights.• Lock all doors and windows.• Use your house alarm.• Store keys safely, away from windows and letterboxes.• Record details of valuables and don’t keep large cash amounts at home.Vacant Houses • Ask a trusted neighbour to conduct frequent checks of the property and take note of anything suspicious.• Ensure house alarm is set.• Install timers on internal lights and motion detectors on external lights.• Ensure the building doesn’t look neglected; cut grass, trim hedges etc.• Ask a neighbour to collect your post.• Inform your local Garda station when the premises will be vacant.Social Media • Don’t post status updates about your holidays while you’re still away.• Don’t post pictures while you’re away.• Respect other people’s privacy, don’t tag others while they are on holidays.• Avoid posting upcoming travel plans.• Consider turning off the location sharing setting on your phone’s camera app. Advertisement Garden/Landscaping • Don’t help the burglar; safely store away ladders, tools etc.• Use quality locks on garden sheds, chain valuable property, tools, bikes etc. within.• Property mark and photograph valuable possessions.• Tidy up gardens and shrubbery, this improves visibility and creates the illusion of an occupied home.• Consider defensive planting, e.g. thorny plants around the perimeter for extra security. Garda warnings issued over home burglaries this summer was last modified: June 19th, 2019 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)last_img read more


first_imgA SUMMER sunshine beamed its rays down on Sean MacCumhaill Park this afternoon for the 2019 Donegal SFC semi-finals.Champions Gaoth Dobhair overcame Kilcar 3-8 to 0-12 to return to the final, where they will defend Dr Maguire and also put their Ulster SFC title on the line.Standing between the Gaoth Dobhair men and retention of their silverware will be Naomh Conaill, who edged St Eunan’s 0-15 to 1-11 in the first semi-final. After losing the last two finals, Naomh Conaill will be aiming for a case of third time lucky. A healthy attendance of 5,400 saw the action unfold.Pictures by Evan Logan …A section of the large crowd at Sunday’s game.Hugh, Geraldine, Francie, Eddie and Tommy enjoying the occasion.Eddie Crawford and Malachy McCann.A section of the large crowd at Sunday’s game.Glenfin men Hugh, Seamus, John and Seamus enjoying a half time cuppa.Gaoth Dobhair supporters Aoibhin, Emma and Roisin before Sunday’s big game.A section of the large crowd at Sunday’s game.A section of the large crowd at Sunday’s game.Kilcar supporters Saoirse, Cliodhna and Laina.A section of the large crowd at Sunday’s game.Kilcar supporters Ciara, Katie, Mollie and Kelsey.Naomh Conaill supporters Jade, Cathy, Andrea, Lara and Abbi celebrate their big win.Picture special from Donegal senior championship semi-finals was last modified: October 6th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:2019 Donegal SFCGaoth DobhairkilcarNaomh ConaillSt Eunanslast_img read more


first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ben Klick, Stark CountyAs long as everything goes as planned, today will be our last day of harvest. I have 55 acres of beans to cut and we are done. We are beyond ready for it to be done. It has been a roller coaster of a year and a downhill roller coaster of a fall. We are not that upset with how the yields turned out after the weather we had but there have been little issues with things going wrong along the way and we are definitely ready to be done.Planting date was very crucial this year. The later crops were not nearly as dry and that was a lot more money in drying costs. There was quite a bit of re-adjusting the machine from the early corn to the late-planted corn and it slowed down the harvest.The double-crop beans needed August and September rains that they didn’t get. The yields were all over the place. They got planted later than they should have been and it got dry for them at the wrong time. This year they weren’t really worth cutting.The corn yields really varied by farm and soil type. We planted some fields that we should have waited a day or two longer last spring but we had to plant when we could. As a young farmer I see things I get stressed about but then my dad tells me that he has been seeing these kinds of things for years.The ground is not as favorable as I thought it would be but we are getting the weather so we can start the fall jobs that we should have been doing a month ago. We have chicken litter to spread, lime to spread and barns to clean out.We usually shoot to be done two weeks before Thanksgiving, and here we are still working at harvest the week after Thanksgiving, but we were still blessed with a pretty good harvest and nothing disastrous went wrong. It is what it is.For the rest of this week’s reports, click here.last_img read more


first_imgBrevity is the soul of Twitter, as the saying goes. And that doesn’t just mean pearls of wisdom parceled out over 140 characters. On Thursday, Twitter introduced Vine, a New York startup that the company acquired last October. Vine, an app that allows users to create six second long animated GIF-like video loops, never launched on its own, but finally hit the iOS App Store under Twitter’s wing. Unlike an Instagram picture, Vine videos are happy bedfellows with Twitter cards – you can view them in the Vine app itself or right in the midst of your Twitter stream.Six Seconds, No FillerCreating a video on Vine is actually pretty fun, even for someone averse to Web video content. To record a video, you hold your finger down on the screen. To cut to the next portion of your abbreviated masterpiece, lift your finger and hold it down to record again. The result is a playful little micro-video perfect for sharing – you don’t even have to wait that interminable 26 seconds to get to the good part when the kitten snuggles up to the puppy. It’s all snuggling, all the time. “Posts on Vine are about abbreviation — the shortened form of something larger,” according to a post on Vine’s blog. “They’re little windows into the people, settings, ideas and objects that make up your life. They’re quirky, and we think that’s part of what makes them so special.”A Media-Rich Vision Of Twitter CardsInterestingly, Twitter seems content to let the company live on as a standalone app, for now at least. After creating a video on the app, a prompt pops up to share to not just Vine’s parent company, but Facebook too. Vine is an intriguing remix on the Twitter philosophy. In extending the concise essence of a tweet to video, Twitter could open up any number of new multimedia doors. And with hit services like Snapchat trading in ephemera, short is sweeter than ever.  Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Tags:#apps#social media#social networks#twitter#video taylor hatmakercenter_img Related Posts Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoslast_img read more