Crime Alert: Public in Lifford asked to be vigilant for two suspicious grey vehicles

first_imgThe public has been asked to keep an eye out for two suspicious grey vehicles acting suspiciously in the Lifford area.The van has a partial registration number of VKZ 33The two cars reportedly have two males and three females on board and they have been acting suspiciously around homes in the area. An appeal has been made to people who spot the cars to contact Gardai in Letterkenny on 0749167100.Crime Alert: Public in Lifford asked to be vigilant for two suspicious grey vehicles was last modified: March 9th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:crime alertlast_img read more

Donegal cyclist raises over €3000 for local diabetes charity

first_imgOver €3000 was presented to Donegal Diabetes Branch as the Martin Temple completed the Donegal Ultra 555km as a solo cyclist around the Wild Atlantic Way.The Donegal man completed the challenge on the 14th June 2019 raising a total of €3500.Also pictured is Martin’s wife Lucia and children; Ellie-May, Sophie, Isabelle and Olivia. Included are members of the Donegal Diabetes committee (L-R) Sarah Scanlon, Caroline Baird, Gerry Gallagher and Paul Gillespie.Martin Temple said: “Thanks to all who contributed to such a worthy cause.“Thanks to Sean Mc Fadden and his team for putting on another successful cycling event and training partner Colm Richardson.”Donegal cyclist raises over €3000 for local diabetes charity was last modified: October 8th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

Princess For A Day Planned

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Hear ye, hear ye!  Calling all princesses to a day of pampering and learning how to be a princess. Miami East High School’s FFA Chapter welcomes young girls of all ages to attend a Princess For A Day on Saturday, September 28, at the Miami East High School Cafeteria.  Princesses are asked to arrive at 2:30, 3:, 3:30 or 4. No reservations are needed.$10 cash per princess will be accepted at the door. All proceeds benefit the March of Dimes.All princesses are encouraged to dress in a princess dress as they learn everything it takes to be a princess, including: hair, make-up, nails, healthy snacks, walking the runway and much more. Each princess will be given a tiara.Girls of all ages are welcome with parental supervision.Come help improve young girls’ self-esteem while making a supporting to the March of Dimes and the fight against pre-mature births.Contact Miami East High School with questions by calling 335-7070 ext. 3212.last_img read more

SEA Games: Gilas cadets survive Thailand

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony FIl-German Christian Standhardinger split a charity but hurt his left hand in the process and had to sit out for a few precious minutes.Teerwat Chantachot made it 68-65 which forced Gilas to push the panic button and saw emotions running wild.Kobe Paras lashed at the referee and had a shouting match with Kevin Ferrer at the bench as the rest of the bench tried to pacify the 19-year-old sensation.In what was billed as preview of the finals, Gilas tried use its brimming individual talent to good use by putting up a quick 10-points lead, 22-12, the first quarter.But the shooting went sour in the second quarter as Gilas allowed Thailand’s Chitchai Anati  and Chanatip Jakrawan to come away with crucial baskets.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Soon enough the Thais were ahead, 33-32, but Christian Standhardinger quickly gave Gilas back the lead entering the second half.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Gilas cadets during a timeout against Thailand in the 2017 SEA Games basketball tournament. INQUIRER/ Marc Anthony ReyesKUALA LUMPUR—Under siege, Gilas Pilipinas relied on its individual brilliance — and not much on teamwork — to pull off an 81-74 victory over Thailand at the start of the 2017 Southeast Asian Games basketball tournament at MABA Stadium here.Kiefer Ravena sank a jumper and two free throws in the tension-filled last three minutes as the Philippines finally wiggled free from Thailand’s grip.ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his sidecenter_img LATEST STORIES Vietnam shuts out PH in men’s football Ravena’s free throw gave the Philippines the lead, 73-71, with four minutes left and then his jumper gave it more breathing space, 75-71.Asean Basketball League star Tyler Lamb nailed a triple to give Thailand a 46-45 lead early in the third as Gilas encountered difficulty smoothing its offence despite the presence of some of the A-list players in its fold.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingBut Lamb picked up his fifth and final foul in the early fourth quarter which turned things around for the Philippines.In the third quarter, Thailand even held a 66-64 lead with seven minutes left in the game. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaullast_img read more

Be prepared for NAFTA talks on intellectual property Balsillie warns feds

first_imgOTTAWA – The federal government is facing calls, including warnings from BlackBerry’s co-founder, to be particularly vigilant when the upcoming NAFTA talks shift to intellectual property.Intellectual property, or IP, is about owning, protecting and making money from an idea in any sector via tools like patents or copyrights, viewed by many as a crucial component of the expanding, and increasingly important, knowledge-based economy.And it’s going to have a role in NAFTA talks, so with the start of the trade pact’s renegotiation only a few weeks away, experts like Jim Balsillie are urging the feds to arm themselves with economic models detailing the importance of IP to Canada’s future prosperity.Balsillie, who’s provided pre-NAFTA advice to Ottawa, said in an interview that the models could serve as key bargaining chips, especially if they show any IP provisions sought by the U.S. could result in big costs for Canadian economy.“Trade agreements are supposed to be mutually beneficial,” said Balsillie, who is chair of the Council of Canadian Innovators lobby group.“Do the math and if it’s not a mutually beneficial agreement don’t sign it. There has to be something for Canada’s economy — it cannot be winner take all.”Balsillie’s comments could revive a debate that surfaced a couple of years ago, following talks around the Trans-Pacific Partnership, over how Canada should negotiate IP provisions in modern trade agreements.When it comes to what’s best for Canada, there’s disagreement whether the country’s interests should align with those in the U.S.Earlier this week, the United States released its NAFTA objectives, as is required under American law. The months-long talks are scheduled to begin Aug. 16.Among the priorities, the U.S. document said NAFTA talks must break down barriers such as the “burdensome restrictions of intellectual property.” It listed about 10 goals under the IP section.The U.S. has also signalled its negotiators would likely use agreements from the Trans-Pacific Partnership as a starting point in some areas for NAFTA’s renegotiation.Balsillie fears the IP provisions in NAFTA 2.0 could end up looking a lot like those Canada agreed to during TPP negotiations. The measures in that deal sought the same IP laws for all 12 countries.The Trump administration essentially killed the original TPP by pulling out of it earlier this year, but the remaining 11 countries, including Canada, have resumed talks.Balsillie warned TPP’s IP rules would favour the more-dominant U.S. and its firms, which have already amassed a far bigger portfolio of patents, copyrights and trademarks.Canada’s innovative entrepreneurs would be locked out under the rule changes, he argued.“We dodged a bullet of a lifetime,” Balsillie said, referring to the IP elements in TPP.Other experts strongly disagree that Canada’s priorities on IP should differ in any significant way from those of the U.S.Barry Sookman, a senior partner with McCarthy Tetrault, said Canada, like the U.S., should be seeking a general, robust framework for IP. There should also be consistency with laws in the U.S., where many Canadians do business, he added.Unlike other areas, Sookman expects there’s very little for Canada and the U.S. to disagree on when it comes to IP.He added that the IP provisions in TPP would’ve only created “incremental” changes because Canadian laws are already largely consistent with them.“Balderdash,” Sookman said when asked whether TPP’s IP rules would have disadvantaged Canadian innovators.“There was quite a lot of confusion and, frankly, inaccurate information about what the TPP would have required for Canada.”But other experts like Dan Ciuriak say Canadian negotiators should be prepared to show the Americans just how much more they would stand to benefit if Canada agrees to a TPP-style deal.He also believes Canada should model the costs and benefits.“If that has got a significant dollar value, then that should be weighed against what we are also being asked to give up in terms of softwood lumber and in terms of dairy and other traditional areas,” said Ciuriak, a consultant and former deputy chief economist for what is now known as Global Affairs Canada.“We haven’t been thinking in terms of how the knowledge-based economy actually works.”Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitterlast_img read more