Divorce Referendum passed with 77% majority in Donegal

first_imgIreland has voted by a large majority to liberalise divorce laws with 82.07% support. The Donegal electorate voted 77% Yes and 23% No to amend the constitution, with a 55.8% turnout.The landslide passing of the Divorce Referendum will give the Oireachtas power to legislate on how long couples must be separated to get a divorce. Divorce Referendum Count in Aura Letterkenny, 25th May 2019The government plans to bring the separation period down from four years to two years.The Yes vote will also allow for laws to be made recognising foreign divorces.Donegal Daily is bringing you LIVE updates right throughout the weekend from the local election count centres across the county.We will have reporters at all the count centres bringing our readers the very latest LIVE news, views and pictures as it happens. If you are tweeting through the weekend, don’t forget the hashtag #LE19Donegal.   Divorce Referendum passed with 77% majority in Donegal was last modified: May 26th, 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) Tags:divorce referendumlast_img read more

Roadworks begin on ‘dangerous’ road in west Donegal

first_imgHighly anticipated work has commenced on the Glen Road in Anagaire following years of campaign to get the main road repaired. In August, a concerned Anagaire resident Mary Ferry spoke to Donegal Daily following the deterioration of the road in the west Donegal parish.The road, which is in a desperate state of disrepair, has a severe subsidence that was causing homeowners concern that a major accident could take place in the area. Speaking last month, Mrs Ferry, who lives within walking distance to the road, said it is a ‘disaster waiting to happen’.She said: “The sides of the road are giving away and we have been on to the council about this road for the last couple of years and not enough has been done.“With winter coming now, the road is extremely dangerous. You wouldn’t be fit to walk on the road because it is far too narrow in its current state.Around €15,000 was secured for the project earlier this year, with Donegal County Council starting the project late last week. Speaking to Donegal Daily today (Mon), west Donegal Councillor Micheal Cholm MacGiolla Easbuig said he was delighted to finally see work get underway, but insisted more funding would be required to make the road as safe as possible.He said: I’m glad I was able to work with others to secure €15,000 to carryout much-needed work on the Glen Road, Anagaire.“I have been working with my local community for a while highlighting the health and safety concerns that we have in relation to this stretch of road.“As much as it’s welcomed news to see work starting ar blaetla na Gleana (on the Glen Road), there is a major investment needed to make this road safer for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers.“Myself and Mary Ferry will be going around house to house to hear what our community feels should be the next action to secure more funding,” he added. “Let’s all work together to make this road safe for everyone.”Roadworks begin on ‘dangerous’ road in west Donegal was last modified: September 23rd, 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

Giants exploring new philosophies, anticipating changes

first_imgLAS VEGAS–With no major additions on the board yet this offseason, it’s too early to predict whether the Giants will improve or regress after a challenging 2018 season.It’s hard to say whether the club will be better or worse, but this much is clear: The Giants will look different.The personnel may not change drastically, but philosophies certainly will. Under new president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi, the old way of operating is far from sacred.And Bruce Bochy, the longest-tenured …last_img

Mrs SA First Princess helps women take wing

first_imgOlwethu Leshabane joins forces with Brand South Africa as a Play Your Part ambassador. The current Mrs South Africa First Princess is also an accomplished businesswoman and thought-leader in the entertainment and media industries. Olwethu Leshabane, Play Your Part ambassador and Mrs SA First Princess, is committed to developing the role women play in growing South Africa through her position as a Play Your Part ambassador, businesswoman and head of non-profit organisation Red Wings. (Image: Olwethu Leshabane, via Facebook)Play Your Part reporterBusinesswoman, wife and mother Olwethu Leshabane, crowned Mrs SA First Princess in October 2016, is one of our new additions to the Play Your Part ambassadors, who go above and beyond in supporting the development of South Africa and its people.Born in the coastal city of Port Elizabeth and raised in Pretoria, 26-year-old Leshabane juggles the demands of motherhood and business, as well as takes an active role in the development and empowerment of women.A brand strategist, Leshabane also runs and co-owns Stanford Media, the media arm of diversified investment holding company Stanford Group.EmpowermentLeshabane, a firm believer in the immense potential that women have to change South Africa and the world, can now use her status as Mrs SA First Princess to raise awareness about women’s health issues, encourage the education of young women, and empower women socially and economically.One of her major goals, she says, is “to use the crown to make a meaningful contribution towards significantly dropping the ever-increasing statistics of women being killed or abused in relationships and marriages by advocating for tolerance in marriages”.Her position as Mrs SA First Princess, coupled with her new role as a Play Your Part ambassador, means she is well-placed to make an even bigger impact in her chosen field.“Women need to be educated, included socially, have their health made a priority, and also be given a platform economically,” says Olwethu Leshabane.Red WingsIn 2014, Leshabane started The Red Wings Project, an organisation that collects sanitary pads to donate to underprivileged young women.She believes that feminine hygiene should not exclude those who cannot afford it, and hopes to get the government and private business to work hand-in-hand with her organisation to help address the issue.“Women need to be educated, included socially, have their health made a priority, and also be given a platform economically,” she says, further highlighting the need for women to be brought to the forefront of South Africa’s growth.last_img read more

ECM: Basic Content Services

first_imgLooking for a Content Management System but don’t need all the bells and whistles or the high cost of an EMC Documentum or IBM Filenet?  Maybe what you’re looking for is what’s now being called Basic Content Services (BCS).Basic Content Services is just that — basic document management functions like check-in/check-out, versioning, search and retrieval that are sold at relatively cheap commodity prices.  This is a market that Microsoft is targeting with their SharePoint 2007 product and Salesforce is going after with their Apex Content.  The cost of entry for a full-blown ECM system can be high.  BCS offers a much lower entry point that can fit into many more company budgets.For many users, these basic capabilities are good enough for their needs.  Because of their simplicity, BCS applications have streamlined user interfaces that are easy to navigate and interact with, and hence require little or no end user training.  BSC is a perfect candidate for an SaaS deployment.It sounds good, but is BCS right for you?  That depends.  If you’re considering Content Management to assist with capabilities like Records Management, BCS might not be the answer.  For example, BCS generally can not deal with the requirements of assigning the appropriate metadata needed to track document lifecycles and managing document disposition.  BCS systems also tend to lack or be weak in handling indexing, classification and long-term archival.BCS can act as a good front end for managing active current documents but providing a way to identify certain documents that are better managed within a more robust, but more complex, ECM solution.  Possibly only a limited number of documents maintained in the BCS are true company records that need to be managed under the tight control of a complete ECM system.  These documents can be identified and offloaded into the ECM.  That’s the thinking behind such products as the EMC SharePoint Backup Server.So BCS isn’t a cure all, especially when it comes to managing regulatory compliance.  But it is generations ahead of ad hoc file management schemes now used by many companies.  BCS can move files and documents that are scattered across people’s desktops and multiple file servers into a central easily-searchable repository that enables easy access and better control.last_img read more

Money Monday

first_imgBy Dr. Barbara O’NeillIs there assistance with meeting child care expenses for military families?Operation Military Child Care (OMCC) is a Department of Defense initiative to support the temporary child care needs of military parents who are activated/deployed in support of the Global War on Terrorism. This program is provided in partnership with the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies and the Child Care Resource and Referral Network (NACCRRA), which changed its name to Child Care Aware® of America in 2012 (see NACCRRA.ORG/ABOUT-US/BRAND-TRANSITION).Following are some of the support services provided by OMCC:Helps eligible military families locate affordable child care options in local communities.Reduces child care fees of eligible military families who are already using licensed community child care programs and providers.Supplements and expands the deployment child care services already provided on military installations. For more information, refer to naccrra.org/military-families.Find more military personal finance blog posts and webinars here.Follow Dr. O’Neill on Twitter!This post was published on the Military Families Learning Network blog on February 4, 2013.last_img read more

Dela Peña, Pangga win gold medals in Asian juniors boxing championships

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games “Even during clinches, I was talking, saying that this gold is mine and I won’t let it slip away,” dela Peña, last year’s Batang Pinoy silver medalist, said in Filipino.Familiar with his foe, the 15-year-old decorated Pangga said he had to box smartly and threw everything in his arsenal to beat Sukthet, who had sparred with him during the national team’s training in Thailand last month.“He (Sukthet) caught me with a solid body shot that time and it hurt so I had to be careful,” said Pangga, a four-time Batang Pinoy and 2016 Palarong Pambansa champion. “I just followed my coach’s (Ronald Chavez) instructions to measure him up first, in Filipino.”Always beaten to the punch by Pangga in their first encounter, Sukthet changed tactics and turned counter puncher.Eventually Pangga was able to pierce his defenses by unleashing rapid combinations to earn the nod of four judges with only the judge from United Arab Emirates going for Sukhtet.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress View comments Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img John Vincent Pangga. INQUIRER / Roy LuarcaPUERTO PRINCESA — Two finalists, two gold medalists for the Philippines.Kenneth dela Peña and John Vincent Pangga subdued their respective opponents Monday as the host country exceeded expectations in the 2017 ASBC Asian Juniors Boxing Championships at Puerto Princesa City Coliseum here.ADVERTISEMENT Former NBA star Metta World Peace says he’s ‘going to Manila’ Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES Both Dela Pena and Pangga are aiming to make it to the Olympics someday.Having given the Philippines its first gold medals in the event confined to 15 and 16-year olds, dela Peña and Pangga will most likely represent the country in this year’s World Juniors,  the date and venue of which have yet to be announced by the AIBA (International Boxing Association).Ricky Vargas, president of the organizing Abap (Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines) was impressed with the Young Turks’ performances. “The kids fought with a lot of heart. They have a lot of potential to make it to the Olympics,” said Vargas. “I was surprised that we won two golds.”Also present were Abap secretary general Pato Gregorio and executive director Ed Picson.The Abap fielded only four bets for the tournament that drew entries from 18 nations, including world powerhouse Kazakhstan, with light flyweight Criz Russo Laurente and lightweight Norlan Petecio failing to advance to the medal round.Other early final bouts saw Kazakhstan’s Makhmud Sabirkhan snare the light flyweight and light bantamweight Biibars Zheksen snare the gold at the expense of Japanese Toshiya Yano and Uzbek Asadkhuja Muydinkhujaev, respectively.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next A prized find from General  Santos  City,  Dela Pena beat Kazakhstan’s Akilbek Mukhtarov, 4-1, in the pinweight (44-46kg) category while Pangga, pride of Cagayan de Oro City, bested Thailand’s Sarawut Sukthet by the same score in the light flyweight (50kg) class.Endowed with fast hands and agile on his feet, the 16-year-old dela Peña landed a left-right-left combination midway of the second round that rocked the Kazakh for a standing eight count.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsSensing that he was way behind, Mykhtarov launched an all-out assault in the third, pinning Dela Pena on the ropes. Dela Peña,  who’s only on his first year as a boxer, however, weathered the attack with a left to the body followed by a right to the face to earn the wide decision.At the dugout, dela Peña admitted he got tired in the third round, but said he was determined to win for his family, which includes his twin brother and an older brother who have also taken up the sport, and bring glory to his country. Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet MOST READlast_img read more