AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsInterest in the IPO appears strong, according to analyst James DeStefano of Renaissance Capital, which tracks IPOs. “It’s coming at a pretty attractive valuation … people are attracted to growth,” DeStefano said. Vonage has added customers faster than any other VoIP service, thanks to a ubiquitous Internet advertising campaign. Its banner ads feature pictures of attractive women or the message that “No Nerds” are needed to install Vonage’s phone adapter, which routes calls over a broadband Internet connection. If the shares price at $17 each, the value of the entire company would be $2.6 billion. The company had 1.6 million subscribers on April 1, meaning the upper end of the IPO range values the company at about $1,600 per subscriber. It’s a high price considering it charges the bulk of its subscribers $25 a month for unlimited calling to the United States, Canada and parts of Europe. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK – Vonage, the company that popularized the idea of using broadband Internet connections for phone calls, is set to go public this week at a price that appears to be drawing in plenty of investors, but skeptical glances from some analysts. As a small but well-funded company, Vonage Holdings Corp. has set the pace in the market for voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP, but its future is far from assured now that the giants of the telecommunications industry, in particular the cable companies, have started getting serious about the business. The Holmdel, N.J., company is expected to sell 31.25 million shares in its initial public offering, with trading to start Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “VG.” The company expects to get $16 to $18 per share, an estimate it reaffirmed in a regulatory filing Monday. The actual IPO price is expected to be set tonight, and could still fall outside the estimated range depending on demand.
December 25, 2019
THE lawyer representing Donegal bomb accused John Downey is a celebrated solicitor who worked tirelessly to clear the names of several high profile Irish men and women in Britain during the Troubles.Gareth Peirce helped to clear the names of both the Guildford Four and the Birmingham Six – all Irish people framed by corrupt British police officers for crimes they didn’t commit.During her career she also represented Judith Ward, a woman wrongfully convicted in 1974 of several IRA-related bombings and more recently worked for the family of Jean Charles de Menezes, shot dead by mistake by London police on a train. Her role in the Guildford Four case was later portrayed in the movie ‘In The Name Of The Father’. DONEGAL BOMB SUSPECT’S LAWYER WORKED FOR THE GUILDFORD FOUR was last modified: May 23rd, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:DONEGAL BOMB SUSPECT’S LAWYER WORKED FOR THE GUILDFORD FOUR
December 25, 2019
“He has a great business card from that time that lists something like 15 accents that he could do,” his son recalled with a chuckle. On “The Steve Allen Show,” which ran until 1961 under various names, he quickly endeared himself to audiences as Gordon Hathaway, the effete, country-club snob who would welcome Allen’s arrival with the “Hi, ho, Steverino!” salutation. “I’m not sure if he improvised that or if it was given to him and he just ran with it as a catchphrase,” Nye’s son said. Other regulars on the landmark show included comedians Don Knotts, Tom Poston, Bill Dana and Gabriel Dell. After the show’s run ended, Nye appeared often on TV game shows, in films and as a regular on “The Ann Sothern Show.” He was often cast as the second banana, never the lead. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Comedian Louis Nye, who created a national catchphrase belting out “Hi Ho, Steverino” as one of the stock players on Steve Allen’s groundbreaking 1950s TV show, has died. He was 92. Nye died Sunday at his home in Los Angeles after a long battle with lung cancer, his son, Peter Nye, told The Associated Press on Monday. Nye had continued to work regularly in nightclubs and on television until only a couple of years ago, his son said. He had a recurring role in the HBO comedy “Curb Your Enthusiasm” as the father of Jeff Garlin’s character from 2000 to 2002. When he joined Allen’s show in 1956 he was already well established as one of the era’s most “hep” comedians, appearing regularly on radio, in clubs and on early TV shows.
December 24, 2019
Savour the big game atmosphere between Donegal and Armagh this weekend at Letterkenny’s No.1 Superpub Sister Sara’s.Watch the game on one of their large plasma HD TV’s and cheer Jim and the boys to victory over the men from the Orchard.After the game you can then enjoy live entertainment, when the fantastic ‘Workamtes’ take to the stage in the live lounge. Afterwards DJ Marty will play all your favourites songs and help you party into the wee hours.With drink promotions available all throughout the day, Sister Sara’s Superpub is the only venue outside of Croke Park to watch ‘The Big Match’ this weekend.Management at Sister Sara’s would like to take this opportunity to wish Jim McGuinness and his squad good luck ahead of their clash with Armagh.Tir Chonaill Abú. SAVOUR THE BIG GAME ATMOSPHERE THIS WEEKEND AT SISTER SARA’S SUPERPUB was last modified: August 7th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:armaghBig MatchdonegalEntertainmentFeaturesletterkennynewsSister Sara’s Superpub
December 22, 2019
ESB Networks have advised customers that it is taking measures for full levels of preparedness ahead of Storm Emma. The snow and freezing temperatures forecast for this week may damage the electricity network and ESB Networks has a full emergency response in place to address any power outages.ESB Networks will have advised customers about planned outages taking place this week in order to carry out essential maintenance and repairs. All planned outages have been cancelled for this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and will be rescheduled at a later date. Extreme weather, heavy snowfalls and freezing temperatures can affect underground and overhead electricity cables and wires.ESB Networks have issued a warning for low hanging or fallen wires:Snow and ice can damage the electricity network by causing electricity wires to hang low or even fall. These wires will still be live and are extremely dangerous. Never ever approach or touch electricity network wires under any circumstances. Snow may also cause trees and branches to fall across or lean onto electricity lines. Please do not approach or touch any fallen wires or the tree or branch that they are touching. Please report these dangerous situations immediately by calling 1850 372 999. ESB networks are preparing to dispatch crews to affected areas in the event of a power outage, but have warned that heavy snows may impede access to damaged infrastructure, so outages may take longer than usual to repair.“ESB Networks would like to ask our customers to be prepared to be without electricity in case their area is hit:• Have plenty of food and water available• Have torches with spare batteries available• Make sure your phone is charged and, if possible, have a phone charger at hand for your car• Please check that elderly or vulnerable relatives and neighbours are prepared to be without electricity• If you have electric gates, please check you know how to work them manuallyCustomers without power can check for updates on when their fault is expected to be repaired at www.esbpowercheck.ie or on the PowerCheck App for iPhone and Android devices.” Storm Emma: ESB cancel planned outages ahead of extreme weather was last modified: February 26th, 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:storm emma
December 21, 2019
Approached by a sweeping driveway through cast-iron gates and set on a magnificent site, this immaculate detached family residence, which was constructed approximately 130 years ago, is now on the market. No expense has been spared by the present owners in terms of the level of finish and specification with a magnificent kitchen, high-quality fireplaces in the reception areas, tile flooring and luxury bathroom and ensuite. The accommodation comprises five generous bedrooms plus study, together with two formal reception rooms, stunning entrance hall, principal family bathroom, ensuite and outstanding open plan kitchen area which is undoubtedly the focal point of this stunning property.Externally the formal gardens which were previously used for wedding shoots are beautifully maintained and manicured extending to approximately two acres with a large landscaped area, generous parking and detached double garages, office, outbuildings and sheds.Ideally located some 10 minutes from Letterkenny the property has all the benefits of its rural surroundings and is yet only a short drive from other surrounding towns and cities including Derry and Strabane, many local schooling, churches, shopping and recreational amenities.You can view the full property from Glen Estates here. Century old five bedroom Manorcunningham property on the market for €695,000 was last modified: July 21st, 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)
December 21, 2019
Two major investments have been announced for new harbour projects in Killybegs and Burtonport in Donegal.Details of the funding were revealed by Minister Joe McHugh today, who said that Killybegs and Burtonport and the coastal and Gaeltacht regions of the county will reap the rewards for years to come.€3.6 million will go towards to Killybegs project for a new tourism information centre and digital hub and civic space. In Burtonport, €3.1 million has been granted to improve the infrastructure around the harbour and put shorefront amenities in place on Árrain Mhór.Dúirt an tAire: “Is infheistíocht ollmhór í seo in dhá mhórphlean – Na Cealla Beaga agus Ailt a’ Chorráin agus bainfidh réigiúin chósta agus Ghaeltachta an chontae tairbhe as sna blianta atá amach romhainn.“Léiríonn sé seo go ndéanfaidh ‘Project Ireland 2040’ maith don chontae agus do na pobail a chónaíonn anseo.”The funding has been secured through the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund. “This shows that Project Ireland 2040 will deliver for the county and for the communities who live there,” Minister McHugh said.The Minister for Education and Skills said: “This is first rate investment in Donegal thanks to Minister for Community and Rural Development Michael Ring.“The Killybegs project is getting €3.6 million. It will be used to regenerate an old building in the town and turn it into a new tourism information centre and digital hub. The plan also includes turning a car park into a civic space.“The vision here is to make Killybegs a more attractive place to live and work and visit.“In Ailt a’ Chorráin/Burtonport €3.1 million is being invested by the Government to improve the infrastructure around the harbour and put shorefront amenities in place on Árrain Mhór. It is investing in facilities that link the island to the mainland and that in turn will drive the tourism, marine and leisure sectors in the area and support the ambitions of repopulation. “This really complements the work that has already been done to make Árrain Mhór so well connected digitally.”Fine Gael Councillor and candidate for the next election Martin Harley said: “This is a phenomenal investment in two really important coastal parts of the county. This will have a first class impact for years to come.”The projects were approved for investment under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund (RRDF) after applications by Donegal County Council.The total cost of the Killybegs project is €4.8 million with €3.6 million funding from the RRDF and the Árrain Mhór/Ailt a’ Chorráin/Burtonport project has a total cost of €4.1 million with €3.9 million funding from the RRDF. €7.5 million secured for Killybegs and Burtonport harbours was last modified: November 6th, 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)
December 20, 2019
Rewind one year to a seemingly meaningless Cactus League matchup between the A’s and Angels in Tempe.Except on this day Oakland decides to send young pitching prospect Jesús Luzardo out with the big-league squad, and the Angels opt to counter with their regular starting lineup, complete with a guy named Mike Trout.Facing the two-time MVP is a daunting task for any major league pitcher. Luzardo comes in as a 20-year-old kid with 12 career minor league games, nothing above low-A ball, under his …
December 18, 2019
12 June 2013Banyana Banyana midfielder Amanda Dlamini says she wants to leave a legacy by inspiring young South Africans from rural areas through the national team platform. “I want to use this opportunity to inspire the youth to realise their dreams. That is how I want to be remembered,” she said this week.A former Banyana Banyana captain, the roving midfielder is involved in the development of girls through her budding community building institute, the Amanda Dlamini Girls’ Foundation.The foundation focuses on empowering young women in rural areas by providing them with life skills and information to help them as they grow. It also hosts coaching clinics.‘Helping girls’“I set up the Amanda Dlamini Girls’ Foundation with the aim of helping girls in the rural areas with basic necessities,” Dlamini said.“The aim was to also provide them with enough information to shape their careers and reach their dreams in life.“We conducted coaching clinics at one of the disadvantaged schools in the rural areas of my hometown in KwaZulu-Natal and that experience was quite fulfilling.‘Dreams’“I want to inspire some of these youngsters to follow their dreams through sports and provide information about sports bursaries and the like,” the dreadlocked midfielder said, adding that the enjoyed interacting with the young girls during the coaching clinics.Dlamini has been involved in several community building projects, including the Sports Heroes Walk against Aids together with team-mate Noko Matlou and former Banyana Banyana captain Desiree Ellis.Back to her bestOn Sunday, she was back to her best, delivering a player of the match winning performance in Banyana Banyana’s 5-0 romp over Mozambique in a one-sided friendly match played at the KaNyamazane Stadium in Nelspruit.Modestly, Dlamini said the trick to Sunday’s run-away victory was the fact that the team played according to instructions.“We just stuck to the plan and it worked out well because we have been playing together for quite some time now.” The coach’s instruction was to help the new players feel at home, Dlamini said.Morale booster“That we did very well and the fact that their introduction was capped with a massive victory should have worked as a morale booster for them,” she reckoned.Dlamini, who led the Sasol-sponsored women’s national squad during their first- ever Olympic campaign last year, relinquished her Banyana Banyana captaincy in order to focus on her studies and concentrate on improving her game without the pressures that comes with being the team leader.“I felt my performance on the field on Sunday was okay, but there is still room for improvement. The coach asked me to express myself without any pressure and I am happy things worked out more than I expected.”Banyana captaincyShe said while giving up the captaincy was not an easy decision, the move has allowed her to rekindle her old form.“As captain, you have to be at the top of your game all the time and lead from the front. That pressure is now gone and am again enjoying my freedom and football,” she concluded.SAinfo reporter and South African Football Association
December 17, 2019
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ryan Martin 11-3-17We will work through a little bit of a lull today, but we are nowhere near being done with rain from this system yet. Action today looks to be limited to far southern Ohio, where we can see a few hundredths to a tenth or so. Most of the state will just see clouds, mild air and not much else through the day. Winds may try to work higher in the afternoon.Rains are back with more frequency and intensity tomorrow. We continue to look for scattered showers through the day bringing .1”-.5” but are raising coverage to closer to 70% of the state. Rains continue for Sunday, scattered through the first part of the day. But, then late in the afternoon and evening, we have our strong cold front, the final wave of action, starting to move into NW parts of the state. The front continues its march south and east through the overnight Sunday night and through Monday midday. We are raising rain totals from this event as we are concerned about thunderstorms and locally heavy rains. We are calling for half to 1.5” rains from the late Sunday through Monday midday period by itself. The map above shows a snapshot of action at midnight Sunday night. While thunderstorms have the potential to be strong, we also think we need to keep an eye out for severe weather in a few spots. We do not think there is a severe weather threat for the entire state, mostly just north central and northwest. The timing of the frontal passage in a large part of the state will be such that it is just not quite conducive for widespread severe action.Behind the front, later Monday afternoon and evening, we see much cooler air spilling into the state. We may see some rain action lingering late in the day and the evening over far southern Ohio, as the front is slowing some as it pushes down there. But, still most action should be done by midnight Monday. An upper level system skirting the OH River to the south will throw some clouds up into southern Ohio for later Tuesday night and Wednesday, but at this time we do not think it is a big story. The state should be mostly dry, but cool, with mixed clouds and sun from midweek on into the weekend. There will be an upper level disturbance crossing the great lakes and triggering clouds over areas north of US 30 overnight Friday night into Saturday, but those clouds likely do not ramp up to be precipitation makers.In the extended period, a monster system is coming together for the 14th into the 15th. This storm complex brings rain potential of half to 1.5” back to Ohio with coverage at 90%. This system will provide another slowdown in field work. With regard to temperatures, we stay above normal today through Sunday, cool off Monday and will be near to below normal for most of the rest of next week. Ahead of that system early in the extended period, we see temps bounce back up for a couple of days (12th-13th) and then fall dramatically at mid-month on the backside of the system. We should start off the second half of November with below normal temps.