Breaking: Gardai hunt armed gang after men tied up during raid on family home

first_imgGardai have launched a manhunt for a gang after an armed raid on a house in Inishowen.The raid happened at the home of the business-owners in Malin Town yesterday evening.The couple who own the house at Beaugh, Malin were away at a local wedding when the gang raided their house. The couple’s two sons were in the house and the armed and masked gang tied them up.They escaped with an undisclosed sum of money.The young men were not injured but were left terrified after their ordeal.The family whose home was raided are very well-known in the area and operate a fish processing business nearby. Gardai have sealed off the house and are awaiting forensic officers to carry out a full investigation in a bid to trace the gang.Gardai have not yet released any details on the raid.However, local are shocked by the raid in the normally quiet village on the Inishowen Peninsula.One woman whose knows the family said “They are such a lovely couple and a lot of locals were at the wedding.“One of the sons lives away but he must have been home for holidays or the weekend. “It’s an awful thing to happen and they must have been terrified.“Thankfully nobody was hurt but to think that this happened just up the road is awful.”Breaking: Gardai hunt armed gang after men tied up during raid on family home was last modified: October 28th, 2019 by StephenShare 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:donegalGardaiinvestigationMalin TownMasked Menrobberylast_img read more

What do fans and local people think about QPR’s plans for Old Oak?

first_imgQPR recently put their plans for a new stadium at Old Oak on display to the public. The club’s owners want to regenerate the land between Scrubs Lane and Willesden Junction, which would be known as New Queens Park and include a sporting and leisure hub at which Rangers would play.See also:QPR owners stay committed because their eyes are on the prizeQPR confirm Old Oak regeneration projectThe Old Oak project that would totally transform the face of QPROld Oak plan ‘speculative & presumptuous’The battle for Old Oak will be a huge opportunity for QPR fansQPR step up their pursuit of Old Oak site’More than 80%’ back QPR’s Old Oak plansRangers say public supports Old Oak plansFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

SA celebrates with Obama

first_imgMillions of people around the world will watch the historic inauguration of president-elect Barack Obama.Khanyi Magubane As the United States comes to a standstill on 20 January to witness the inauguration of its 44th president Barack Obama, South Africa has planned its own series of celebrations.Dubbed one of the most prolific moments in American history, the inauguration of Obama, America’s first black president, has grabbed the attention of the world.The swearing-in of Obama as the nation’s 44th president on the west steps of the Capitol, Washington DC, at noon (7pm South African time) is expected to draw between one to three million spectators.  South African ambassador to America Welile Nhlapo will represent the country at the celebrations.No foreign delegations were invited to the inauguration and countries were informed beforehand that only those on ambassadorial level will be invited.Not to be left out though, a glitzy, formal inauguration ball will held at South Africa’s Monte Casino on 20 January, where a live satellite transmission of the events will be screened.Tickets to the now sold-out event were going at R1 000 (US$100) each.Renowned South African film producer Anant Singh is also in the process of filming a documentary around the ascension of Obama to the top seat.Singh was in America on election day in November 2008 when Obama was announced as the winner of the elections and declared the president-elect.At the moment all that is left for Singh is to capture the final footage of the historic inauguration.Currently, talks are in place with various South African and American TV networks to air the documentary soon after the swearing-in.The documentary includes an interviews with Obama himself, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and struggle stalwart Ahmed Kathrada, who hosted Obama in South Africa when he visited Robben Island.  Television stations in South Africa will broadcast the event.Party revellers will also be out in full swing as nightclubs in South Africa also host “inauguration parties”.A Cape Town based nightclub Roots Club will be hosting an Obama party in Observatory, where revellers have been encouraged come dressed up in an American theme.In Johannesburg, club goers will also be making their way to Sinabar. The popular nightclub will start the evening’s proceedings with a live broadcast of the swearing in.President Motlanthe’s message to ObamaAlthough not attending the event, President Kgalema Motlanthe has issued a congratulatory message to Obama.He hailed the profound place in history the event will always hold. “Your election to this high office of the American people, carries with it hope for millions of your country men and women as much as it is for millions of people of particularly of the African descent both in the continent of Africa as well as those in the Diaspora”.Motlanthe reiterated that Obama’s victory is Africa’s victory. “Accordingly, Africa which today stands proud of your achievements, can only but look forward to a fruitful working relationship with you both at a bilateral and multilateral levels in our endeavour to create a better world for all who live in it.“We express the hope that poverty and under-development in Africa which remains a challenge for humanity will indeed continue to receive a greater attention of the focus of the new administration,” said Motlanthe.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Khanyi Magubane at Related articlesObamamania sweeps Africa Yes, we can Obama: African for White House? Useful linksDemocrats abroad South Africa Department of Foreign AffairsDemocratic Partylast_img read more

My favorite Farm Science Review memory

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Joel PenhorwoodMy favorite FSR memory beings with the doldrums of school that start in September.Pretty much one thing kept my attention — that special day when Dad would keep me home and instead of going to school, we would head to Farm Science Review.We got up early (which never seemed to be a problem on this day in particular, though every other was a struggle) and headed to London. We made sure to leave enough time to stop at the same restaurant every year, the now-defunct Amish Kitchen, a Der Dutchman style restaurant where we would have the breakfast buffet. For some reason, it always tasted better than any other breakfast I had.We sat in the same area by the same fireplace and had the same conversation — things we were looking forward to seeing during the day ahead.I always preferred seeing all the exhibits and ending up lugging around about 50 pounds worth of freebies by the time the day was through. Dad liked to for us to venture out to the field demonstrations and to check out the Gwynne Conservation Area. Now that I’m older, those field demos and the Gwynne have grown on me. It’s nice to walk around there, even today, thinking of my time with Dad at the Review.Dad has always spent quite a bit of time with my two older brothers and I. As the youngest though, it wasn’t always the easiest thing to find one-on-one time. Farm Science Review was that special day. It was just Dad and me doing something together.He sat there with me in the Small Farms Center when I was hoping to learn more about raising chickens or trying to get a hobby farm intro. Encouragement wasn’t hard to find.And every few years, Mom would tag along as well to make it an extra special day.Then maybe, (most likely!), we would stop by Der Dutchman on the way home.Thanks Dad for taking off that day of work every year and busting me out of school to spend quality time together. You’ll never know how much it meant to me.Farm Science Review will always be riddled with fond memories for my family. What are yours? As Farm Science Review comes to a close for another year, we encourage you to share your favorite Farm Science Review memories on social media with #FSR18. Maybe you made a new favorite memory this year? Maybe it was your first year coming? Tell us! Do it by the end of the day on Friday and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a YETI cooler, valued at $200.last_img read more

Sponsor Post: Build a Better Personal Brand With Your Own Domain

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Sponsors#web ReadWrite Sponsors Related Posts center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Editor’s note: we offer our long-term sponsors the opportunity to write ‘Sponsor Posts’ and tell their story. These posts are clearly marked as written by sponsors, but we also want them to be useful and interesting to our readers. We hope you like the posts and we encourage you to support our sponsors by trying out their products.The concept of personal branding online has become a part of many conversations about social media and social networking recently. The popularity of social sites such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and various smaller niche sites has continued to skyrocket, offering individuals a chance to create a more robust online presence. The age of anonymity online has all but ended, and individuals should seek to gain further control of their online identities.A great deal has been written about how to engage in social media to establish a name for yourself online, but a commonly overlooked piece of the puzzle is also one of the simplest: owning your own domain name. A domain name complements the rest of your online presence through branding, using or a similar variation.Some Personal Branding BackgroundPersonal branding is inherently somewhat egotistical, but not necessarily more so than networking at a conference or sharing business cards. The influence that personal branding online can have has continued to grow as people change the way they seek and consume information. Just over a decade ago, social circles were limited to face-to-face interactions and numbers in a phone book. Now, you can have a much larger reach and audience online. Think of personal branding simply as conducting some marketing as the president of Brand You.The key to successfully branding yourself online is sharing. This could include contributing valuable information to an online conversation, creating original content, passing along great content from others or sharing knowledge from your experiences. Whatever your interests, social networking provides the opportunity to connect with others who share those same interests and want to hear what you have to say. The tools you can use are nearly infinite, but some of the larger social sites such as LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook are great places to start if you’re not already there.Where a Domain Fits With Personal Branding Whether you’re just starting out online or you’re a social media power user who has more social profiles than you can keep track of, a domain is an essential part of owning your brand online. Domains were around long before social networking sites, but many people have never owned one, and they’re more relevant now than ever. Owning a domain is very affordable, at under $10 per year, and well worth the cost as long as you put it to use. If you don’t already own, do a domain search to see if it’s available. If is already taken, the .net or .me extensions are also great options for a personal site. If all else fails, you can use a middle initial, nickname or other variation. Once you’ve found the perfect domain, consider registering other extensions (.net, .org, .tel, etc.) as well and redirect them to your primary domain.Once you own your domain, you might wonder how best to use it. The option that comes to mind for many people is to build a website. If you have some knowledge of HTML or a website-building program, then creating a basic website is relatively simple. Content management systems like WordPress and Joomla are increasingly popular among people who want to build personal websites or blogs without learning HTML or Web coding. Here are just a few ideas of what you can do with a personal website:Showcase your work in an online personal portfolio.Build an online resume that highlights your strengths and creativity.Make a website that features your hobbies and interests.Create a hub that links to all of your social networking profiles.Start a blog about a professional field or subject that you have expertise in.If you don’t want to create a website or blog with your own domain, there are still many other uses for it:Brand yourself with custom email ( You can even hook up services like Gmail to your domain using MX records, if you don’t want to use separate email hosting.If you already have a blog set up with a service like Blogger, Posterous or, use URL forwarding to direct visitors to that blog when they type in your domain.Forward your domain to your Facebook, Twitter or other primary social networking profile.Regardless of what you use the domain for, connecting your name to your online presence is important. When you connect with someone in your everyday life, you can share your domain name rather than having them search for you on Facebook. Use your domain on business cards, resume and other professional materials. Whatever the purpose, your domain can be an essential part of your online identity, without you having to rely on numerous online profiles. As Marshall Kirkpatrick puts it, “I’m in charge here at and that’s the way I like it.”Why Create a Personal Brand Online?Personal branding has a great number of applications, particularly in the professional world. If you’re searching for a job, having a well-rounded online presence is an increasingly important factor that many companies consider. Businesses often take more than a peek at what comes up in Google search results for candidates, whether you think they should or not, so use your domain name to rank well in Google to put the content that you want potential employers to see front and center.Similarly, use your domain and social media profiles to network on a professional or personal level with others who share the same interests and goals. If you have consistently useful knowledge and content to contribute online, you can come to be known as an influencer and thought leader in your field. If you aim to start your own business or new project, having an established presence and network of online connections that trusts you can make a huge difference in your ability to succeed. Regardless of the direction you take with personal branding, a domain name is a great place to start and can serve as the backbone of your online presence.Have another innovative use for your domain? Please share it in the comments.last_img read more