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New Cycle Event for Connemara

first_imgMarch 2017 saw the launch of a great new cycling club for Connemara, the Twelve Bens Cycling Club. The club took off at speed with over 50 people signing up. Since its creation the club has held weekly cycle meets as well as taking part in a number of cycle events including Tour de Connemara,Westportif, Tour de Burren, Wicklow 200 and Tour de Lough Corrib to name a few. They have now set their sights even higher as they are busy organising their inaugural sportive, Tour de Bens. The event, taking place on Saturday September 9th 2017, is suitable for all levels of cyclists with a 80km and 57km route available. Cyclists will be treated to some of the most beautiful scenery that Connemara has to offer as the routes encompasses the majestic Twelve Bens mountains, bringing them through Inagh Valley, Renvyle and along the Sky road. Clifden will be the event headquarters with the first cyclists leaving at 10am that morning.Entry into the sportive includes a souvenir t shirt, refreshments along the route and a unique once off medal designed and created in GMIT Letterfrack furniture college.The event costs just €30/€35 (for non Cycling Ireland members) with any profits going to local charity Connemara Therapeutic Riding. You can find out more details and enter online at www.tourdebens.ie. Or follow them on facebook – Twelve Bens Cycling Club.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

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Pitching great Halladay killed in plane crash

first_imgRetired Major League Baseball pitcher Roy Halladay, who twice won the game’s top pitching award and threw one of only two no-hitters in post-season history, died when his small plane crashed off the west coast of central Florida. He was 40.An ICON A5 single-engine amphibian aircraft belonging to Halladay crashed into the Gulf of Mexico less than a mile offshore from the city of New Port Richey, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.“We were praying for the best, that it could be a search and rescue and we were just going to be taking him to the hospital,” Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said at a news conference. “The worst-case scenario happened and it just breaks our hearts.”Halladay was alone in the plane and his body was recovered, Nocco said. He did not send out any distress calls before the crash, which the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate, Nocco said.Halladay pitched for the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies and retired in 2013 after a 15-year career. He won a Cy Young Award as best pitcher in both the American and National Leagues, was an eight-time All Star and amassed 203 regular-season victories.In 2010, he pitched a no-hitter for the Phillies in Game 1 of the National League Division Series against the Cincinnati Reds. His feat came 54 years after Don Larsen threw a perfect game for the New York Yankees in the 1956 World Series.Halladay recently bought the ICON A5 aircraft, the company said on Oct. 12 in a news release, which quoted Halladay as saying he had dreamed about flying a plane since boyhood.The company could not be reached for comment.Halladay posted several photos of the plane on Twitter and said he pinched himself in anticipation of receiving it.“I keep telling my dad flying the Icon A5 low over the water is like flying a fighter jet! His response … I am flying a fighter jet!!,” Halladay wrote on Twitter on Oct. 31.‘WE ARE NUMB’Tributes to Halladay flowed in from across Major League Baseball.“It is impossible to express what he has meant to this franchise, the city and its fans,” the Blue Jays said in a statement. Halladay spent most of his career in Toronto, where he acquired the nickname ‘Doc,’ after the 19th century US gunfighter Doc Holliday.The Phillies, with whom he spent his final four seasons, said in a statement: “We are numb over the very tragic news about Roy Halladay’s untimely death.”Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred voiced condolences to his family, including his wife and two sons.Halladay, after his retirement from baseball, settled in the Tampa Bay area, according to the Tampa Bay Times. He helped coach baseball at Calvary Christian High School in the area, according to a statement on the school’s Facebook page.“He was one of the nicest human beings,” Nocco said. “A lot of times people talk about sports athletes and you hear about egos or about, worrying about money and cars. That was not Roy.”last_img read more

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City looking for residents’ feedback on proposed play structure inside Pomeroy Sport Centre

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John is asking for residents’ feedback on a new indoor play structure for the Pomeroy Sport Centre.The City’s Communications Coordinator Ryan Harvey said that the City has budgeted $65,000 in this year’s Capital Budget to build an indoor play structure inside the facility, which will add to the range of activities available for the families of the rink’s users.An excerpt from the City’s Let’s Talk website says that, “Many families seem to live at the rink while siblings each take their turn on the ice. Recreation Staff have begun to diversify and utilize the open spaces around the rinks to accommodate a greater interest base than just the sport of hockey.”- Advertisement -After a review, staff determined that the ideal location for the play structure would be against the stairwell adjacent to the skate sharpening shop, between the East and West rinks on the lower floor. The location of the proposed indoor playground inside the Pomeroy Sport Centre. Photo by Chris Newton The location of the proposed indoor playground inside the Pomeroy Sport Centre. Photo by Chris Newton The location of the proposed indoor playground inside the Pomeroy Sport Centre. Photo by Chris Newton The location of the proposed indoor playground inside the Pomeroy Sport Centre. Photo by Chris Newton Different concepts of the proposed indoor playground inside the Pomeroy Sport Centre. Photo by Chris Newton Different concepts of the proposed indoor playground inside the Pomeroy Sport Centre. Photo by Chris Newton “This is not a McDonald’s play structure, this is like a half-sized McDonald’s play structure,” said Harvey, saying that the proposed play structure would be roughly 10’ wide, 20’ long, and 15’ tall, or similar in size to the structure at the Taylor Arena.In its Parks and Recreation Master Plan released in December 2016, the City said 33 percent of households said that getting an indoor playground built in the City was a priority.Advertisement Earlier this Spring the North Peace Family SuperPark, which has been trying to get an inclusive indoor playground built for the past five years, announced that it had secured a lease at a location on 100th Ave., with the facility opening to the public next month.Harvey said that the City is taking feedback from residents at a booth set up inside the Pomeroy, and on its Let’s Talk public engagement web page until September 14th.last_img read more

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Sunderland report: David Moyes to be SACKED if they fail to beat Bournemouth

first_img David Moyes is under pressure already at the Stadium of Light 1 David Moyes is reportedly on the brink of losing his job as Sunderland manager.The Scot signed a four-year deal at the end of July to succeed Sam Allardyce in the Stadium of Light hotseat.But he has endured a miserable opening three months in the role.The Black Cats have failed to win any of their ten games in the Premier League so far and are already eight points adrift of safety.Moyes’ woes increased on Tuesday when he was handed a touchline ban for Saturday’s trip to Bournemouth for swearing at an official.And, according to a report in the Daily Mirror, the 53-year-old’s fate could be sealed this weekend.The club’s owner Ellis Short is understood to be running out of patience and is ready to sack Moyes if they fail to beat the Cherries.Should Moyes depart Sunderland, it would be the third time in less than three years he has been sacked from a managerial role.He was axed by Manchester United in April 2014 just ten months after succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson and lasted just 12 months at his most recent club, Real Sociedad.last_img read more

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Scott County Inmate Roster – 9-5-18

first_imgBooking Date:08-31-2018 – 11:22 pm BEASLEY, CHARLES Booking #:SCJAIL:2018-001073 Charges:IC 35-46-1-15.1(MA) ~ INVASION OF PRIVACY Charges:IC 35-42-2-1.3(A0(1)FL 5 ~ DOMESTIC BATTERY BY MEANS OF DEADLY WEAPON WITH SERIOUIS BODILY INJURIES MCKEAND, ERNEST Booking #:SCJAIL:2018-001041 Release Date:09-04-2018 – 4:54 pm Booking Date:09-04-2018 – 8:42 pm Booking #:SCJAIL:2018-001069 View Profile >>> Charges:IC 35-42-4-3(B)(1)FL4 ~ CHILD MOLEST – PERFORMS OR SUBMITS TO FONDLING OR TOUCHING W CHILD UNDER 14IC 35-42-4-3(B)(1)FL4 ~ CHILD MOLEST – PERFORMS OR SUBMITS TO FONDLING OR TOUCHING W CHILD UNDER 14IC 35-42-4-3(B)(1)FL4 ~ CHILD MOLEST – PERFORMS OR SUBMITS TO FONDLING OR TOUCHING W CHILD UNDER 14 Release Date:09-04-2018 – 3:54 pm Inmates released from the Detention Center within the last 24 hours. Booking #:SCJAIL:2018-000188 Release Date:09-04-2018 – 7:24 am PELSTON, JERRY Charges:IC 35-44.1-2-9(MA) ~ FAILURE TO APPEAR Booking #:SCJAIL:2018-001043 Booking Date:09-05-2018 – 1:56 am View Profile >>> NOBLE, BETHANY Booking Date:09-04-2018 – 7:25 pm View Profile >>> JONES, JAMES Booking #:SCJAIL:2018-001072center_img View Profile >>> View Profile >>> Booking Date:09-04-2018 – 10:52 am Booking Date:02-22-2018 – 5:32 pm Charges:FAILURE TO COMPLY ~ FAILURE TO COMPLY Booking #:SCJAIL:2018-001071 HUFF, NATHAN Charges:IC 35-43-4-2(A)MA ~ THEFT — LESS THAN $750 View Profile >>> Inmates booked into the Detention Center within the last 24 hours. Booking Date:09-04-2018 – 3:55 pm Charges:IC 9-24-19-2 ~ DRIVING WHILE SUSPENDED (SUSP/PRIOR) Booking #:SCJAIL:2018-001070 Charges:IC 35-42-2-1(F)(4)FL5 ~ BATTERY-PREVIOUS CONVICTION FOR BATTERY AGAINST SAME VICTIMIC 35-42-2-1.3(b)(1)FL6 ~ DOMESTIC BATTERY (PRIOR) BRANDENBURG, JOEY Booking Date:08-31-2018 – 8:53 pm View Profile >>> View Profile >>> COLWELL, DARVIS Charges:IC 35-44.1-3-1(A)MA ~ RESISTING LAW ENFORCEMENTIC 35-44.1-2-9(FL6) ~ FAILURE TO APPEAR — IF CHARGE WAS A FELONYOUT OF COUNTY WARRANT ~ OUT OF COUNTY WARRANTIC 35-44.1-2-9(FL6) ~ FAILURE TO APPEAR — IF CHARGE WAS A FELONY Booking #:SCJAIL:2018-001068 GRISSOM, JOE Booking Date:09-04-2018 – 6:21 pm View Profile >>>last_img read more

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Houchin: Lawmakers to address public safety issues

first_img“There are currently more than 600 OBOT facilities in Indiana. They receive Medicaid funding, dispense opioid-replacement medications and operate virtually unregulated,” Houchin said. “SB 141 would impose modest regulations on these facilities to help ensure quality care is available for those who need it.”In addition, Houchin expressed the importance of incremental pay increases for those who serve in the Indiana State Police.“In 2017, I was proud to author legislation giving Indiana State Police officers a much-needed pay increase. Before this increase, they had only received two in the previous 10 years,” Houchin said. “The men and women who serve and protect Hoosiers deserve an annual pay increase, and Senate Bill 388 would provide this.”State Sens. Michael Crider (R-Greenfield), Aaron Freeman (R-Indianapolis), Jim Merritt (R-Indianapolis) and Jack E. Sandlin (R-Indianapolis) also spoke at the press conference.Merritt spoke regarding Senate Bill 20, which would raise sentences for various criminal felonies.“Our most violent and severe offenders need to be held accountable for their actions,” Merritt said. “SB 20 would increase sentencing for high-level felonies to ensure the punishment fits the crime and Hoosiers are safe and afforded peace of mind.”Crider highlighted Senate Bill 3, which would help prevent and prosecute crimes committed against children involving the internet.“The safety of Hoosier children is of the utmost importance to my colleagues and me,” Crider said. “As technology has improved over the last two decades, it has provided criminals with new outlets to commit crimes. We need to be doing everything we can to ensure our children do not fall victim to these predators, and, if passed, SB 3 would give the Indiana State Police the resources they need to investigate internet crimes against children.”Freeman emphasized the importance of providing Indiana’s law enforcement with the tools necessary to fight terrorism.“School shootings and bomb threats have risen with the advancement of technology. As a state, our top priority should be keeping our Hoosier students safe,” Freeman said. “To better address these threats, I authored Senate Bill 240, which would aim to fix Indiana’s intimidation statute.”Sandlin discussed two pieces of his legislation that would address public safety issues that have affected his Indianapolis district: Senate Bills 89 and 174.“Ensuring public safety is one of my top priorities, and I have introduced legislation that puts Hoosiers’ well-being at a premium,” Sandlin said. “SB 89 would protect cyclists riding on public streets by enforcing a minimum distance a passing vehicle must maintain. Additionally, in response to the highly publicized case from central Indiana, SB 174 would prohibit physicians treating patients for fertility from using their own spermatozoon or ovum without prior consent from the patients.”“As advocates for our constituents, Indiana lawmakers have the responsibility to help keep Indiana a safe place for all Hoosiers,” Houchin said. “If passed, I believe these bills would have a positive impact on our state and help keep Hoosiers secure.”State Sens. Liz Brown (R-Fort Wayne), Justin Busch (R-Fort Wayne), Jon Ford (R-Terre Haute), Chris Garten (R-Charlestown), Ron Grooms (R-Jeffersonville), Randy Head (R-Logansport) and Linda Rogers (R-Granger) also attended the press conference.Committee hearings can be viewed online by visiting iga.in.gov. Legislative calendars, agendas, vote tallies and proposed legislation can also be found on this site. State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) today announced that she, along with other senators, authored legislation this session to help address public safety issues in Indiana.“Over the past few years, due in part to a perfect storm of criminal code reform in 2014 and the ongoing opioid crisis, criminal filings have increased by more than 10 percent, and violent crime has gone up by more than 17 percent in our state,” Houchin said. “It is crucial we work together to pass legislation that would help combat these issues and keep Hoosiers safe.”Houchin spoke specifically on Senate Bill 141, which would create a framework of regulations for office-based opioid treatment (OBOT) programs.last_img read more

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From Africa to America – by rowing boat

first_imgSouth African adventurer Riaan Manser has accomplished some spectacular feats in his life. To keep their energy up, they ate mostly high-calory, freeze-dried foods. When they wanted fresh food, there was only one way to acquire it: fishing in the ocean. (Image: Riaan Manser)Brand South Africa ReporterSouth African adventurer Riaan Manser has accomplished some spectacular feats in his life. On Wednesday – the day of South Africa’s fifth democratic elections – he added another amazing accomplishment as he and girlfriend Vesti Geldenhuys became the first people to row from Africa to North America.They reached Miami on the eastern seaboard of the United States, but after finally putting their feet on North American land after an epic five-month journey, they still have one final trip to make to New York.‘I just really wanted to see New York’“I just really wanted to see New York,” Geldenhuys, a lawyer, told CBS News of her motivation for taking on the challenge with Manser.Their trip began from Agadir, Morocco in December 2013, and three weeks later they reached the Canary Islands. From there, they spent two-and-a-half months at sea before reaching the Bahamas. After that, it was on to Miami.The couple’s arrival in Miami was not without incident. They were met by the US Coast Guard, who at first thought they were a refugee boat out of Cuba. Then the news helicopters arrived.‘Nearly a million strokes’“Nearly a million strokes we took to get over here,” Manser said.To keep their energy up, they ate mostly high-calory, freeze-dried foods. When they wanted fresh food, there was only one way to acquire it: fishing in the ocean.They used a small, high-tech rowboat, which was equipped with two plotters to indicate the boat’s position on a nautical chart, a weather station and VHF radio. A solar power regulator supplied power to the on-board technology, while a salt water converter turned salt water into drinking water.In case of emergency, they also carried personal locator beacons (PLB) and an emergency position-indicating radio beacon (EPIRB).Despite the precautions, the danger and challenges were immense. They had no support crew and no rescue crew.CapsizedOn 20 February, the pair suffered an experience that could have cost them their lives when their rowboat capsized after it was hit by a 15-foot wave, trapping Geldenhuys underneath, while Manser was thrown clear.Manser described the incident as a “wake-up call”.“You have to be willing to give everything, and that even includes your life,” he told CBS without batting an eye.Previous endurance featsManser’s previous endurance feats include circumnavigating Africa on a Bicycle (between September 2003 and November 2006); circumnavigating Madagascar by kayak (between August 2008 and July 2009); and paddling around Iceland in a double sea-kayak with Dan Skinstad, who has mild cerebral palsy, in five months in 2011.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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Patent Holding Firm Lodsys Goes After Android Developer for Use of In-App Payments

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement sarah perez Related Posts center_img Tags:#mobile#news#NYT#web The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Ten days after patent holder Lodsys sent out threatening letters to iOS developers, claiming infringement and demanding licensing fees, Apple sent its lawyers to defend against the attack. According to Apple’s legal team, the license it holds on Lodsys’ in-app payments technology also extends to its developer community.So what did Lodsys do next? It went after an Android developer, it appears.One Android Developer Speaks UpAccording to this Google groups discussion thread (spotted by MacRumors), one developer writes that he has received a letter from the same patent firm several weeks after implementing an in-app purchases mechanism within his app:We recently implemented in-app purchases for our Android application and several weeks later we received a letter from Lodsys, claiming that we infringed on their patents. Have any other Android developers out there been sent a letter? Has Google taken any action on this issue yet? Has Google given direction to any developers that have been hit by this? We are obviously a small shop and are not financially capable of defending ourselves over a litigation. We would appreciate any helpful responses (especially from the Android team).We reached out to the developer, who asked to remain anonymous because he was unsure of the consequences from Lodsys for making the issue public. However, he did confirm that it is Google’s official in-app billing system he used in his app that is the target of the patents, and not some third-party mechanism.Are There Others?While the appearance of such a letter is making headlines, it seems to be a singular incidence for now. No other Android developers have publicly announced they received the same letter, and no developers have responded in the original message thread saying “me too,” either.However, that doesn’t mean that this smoke won’t lead us to fire. According to Florian Mueller, whose FOSS Patents blog provides detailed analysis of this and other litigation occurring in the tech industry, the claim seems “logical” because Lodsys’ FAQ uses the same terminology for both Google’s and Microsoft’s license as it does for Apple’s license. Mueller notes, however, he has not seen any other corroboration of this particular claim in the wider developer community.But we did find one example of a developer saying that the questions surrounding the threat of patent lawsuits have stopped their company from moving forward with implementing in-app billing as a third-party service provider of a similar system for developers.Explains George (@SlideMe) on another Google Group thread:Similarly, the same question should be asked to any other 3rd party ‘in-app’ billing service provider that a developer is implementing.  This has put us at a ‘stand-still’ at SlideME implementing ‘in-app’ billing for developers to implement with SlideLock. This is a very important case and all developers must key [sic] an eye out how it all unfolds.It is an important case, because threats to developers’ bottom lines can stifle innovation and stall their business plans.We have reached out to Google for comment, but have not yet heard back. We will update if and when the company responds.Update #1 (2:45 PM EST): The developer says the company has decided to go public with their name: Clapfoot Inc. The game that is being targeted is called Tank Hero. Google has not responded. last_img read more

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California ~ Sales and Use Tax: BOE Reminds Taxpayers That Medical Cannabis Tax Exemption Has Begun

first_imgCCH Tax Day ReportThe California State Board of Equalization (BOE) reminds taxpayers that the passage of Proposition 64 (The Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act) at the November 8, 2016, election, exempts certain sales of medical marijuana from sales and use tax. Sales of medical cannabis to those who have a medical marijuana identification card (MMIC) issued on a county-by-county basis by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and a valid government-issued identification card are now exempt from sales and use tax.Consumers can obtain the CDPH-issued cards at their county health department at a cost that varies by county. A paper recommendation from a physician is not sufficient to qualify for this sales tax exemption. The county-issued MMIC will have the State of California seal and indicate whether the card holder is a “patient” or a “caregiver.” The card will also contain the patient’s or primary caregiver’s photo, a nine-digit ID number, a CDPH website to verify the ID number, an expiration date, and the name of the county that issued the card. Cards are valid for the duration of the physician recommendation or up to one year, at which time the card must be renewed. Retailers should retain the purchaser’s nine-digit ID number and expiration date, along with the related sales invoice or other record of sale, to support the exempt sale.Exempted products include medical cannabis, medical cannabis concentrate, edible medical cannabis products, and topical cannabis. These terms are defined in Business and Professions Code section 19300.5. Retailers should not collect sales tax reimbursement on qualifying exempt sales of medical marijuana. Retailers should claim a deduction on their sales and use tax returns for their qualifying exempt medical marijuana sales. Retailers may verify the validity of a nine-digit ID number on the CDPH website. Sales of recreational marijuana will not start until January 1, 2018. Such sales will be subject to sales tax and an excise tax. A cultivator tax will also apply to marijuana beginning on that date.News Release 92-16-G, California State Board of Equalization, November 17, 2016last_img read more

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