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Manchester City blow! Vincent Kompany ruled out of Champions League clash

first_img Vincent Kompany 1 Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has been ruled out of Wednesday’s Champions League trip to Borussia Monchengladbach.The defender has missed City’s last three games with a calf injury and will not travel to Germany with the rest of the squad. Fellow centre-back Eliaquim Mangala (groin) also remains on the sidelines.However, there was better news for manager Manuel Pellegrini as goalkeeper Joe Hart, David Silva and Yaya Toure were all included in the travelling party for a game City will feel they have to win if they are to progress to the knockout stages.last_img

Carer pleads guilty to stealing €20,000 from elderly woman

first_imgA carer has pleaded guilty to stealing a total of €20,000 from an elderly woman whom she helped look after.Marjorie Gallagher appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court in Co Donegal charged with four thefts of €5,000 from 76-year-old Bridget McLaughlin. All the alleged thefts took place at the home of Ms McLaughlin of Meenmore in Dungloe.The accused woman, a 56-year-old from Maghery in Dungloe, only spoke to plead guilty to the thefts which took place between January 1st, 2016 and September 4th, 2018.No specific details of the thefts were given during the arraignment of the accused woman.Barrister for Gallagher, Mr Shane Costello, told the court that this was not a straight forward theft case.“The facts of this case are very odd and there are issues in the background that are extraordinary,” he said.He explained that Ms Gallagher had been a home-carer for Ms McLaughlin and that the thefts took place in a relatively short space of time.He asked for both a psychiatric and psychological assessment be carried out on his client as well as a probation an community service report.Ms Patricia McLaughlin, prosecution barrister, explained to Judge John Aylmer that the victim in the case was a terminally ill woman and that they were anxious to compile a victim impact statement in the case.Judge Aylmer adjourned the case until the next sitting of Letterkenny Circuit Court in November when Gallagher will be sentenced.Carer pleads guilty to stealing €20,000 from elderly woman was last modified: July 24th, 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:Bridget McLaughlincarercourtdungloeMarjorie Galaghertheftlast_img read more

Kliptown Youth Program helps township youth excel

first_imgThe Kliptown Youth Program also provides children with sandwiches for breakfast and warm meals in the afternoons when they are done with school. (Images: Kliptown youth Program, via Facebook)Young people living in townships are one of the most at-risk groups in the country. Their limited opportunities make pursuing a passion to live up to their potential an almost impossible dream.Thulani Madondo and his friends were those kids growing up. But instead of shrugging their shoulders and waiting for someone else to improve the world, they took action. The result is the Kliptown Youth Program (KYP). Kids living in and around Kliptown, Soweto, now have a space to learn and grow – a place that encourages them to dream of a better future.Sipho Dladla, a KYP founder and now acting deputy director, says the organisation makes up for a lack of community resources and mentors. When he and his friends were young they had no-one in their community to offer them guidance and a helping hand. So as adults, they wanted to fill that gap and play that role.“Within the community we don’t have these formal resources like your libraries, your schools or clinics within Kliptown,” Dladla says.“So it has been very difficult for us having to do school work that requires research without resources like the internet.”KYP does not exist to help the poor. Rather, Dladla says, it helps those kids who want to excel and change their lives and their community.“Within our community we have different challenges and we wanted to be the change we wanted to see within our community. So that’s the reason why we opted to initiate an organisation such as KYP.”KYP IN ACTIONKYP tackles all the aspects of developing young minds, offering programs in sport, education and nutrition.The organisation runs a tutoring program that helps school children with homework, assignments and preparation for important exams. Internet access, a luxury in their homes, is free to use at KYP.In Kliptown, poverty is everywhere. Parents struggle to pay for school fees, books and uniforms. KYP’s school fees support programme helps keep children who would otherwise drop out stay in school.Funds have been difficult to come by, but it’s not dampened the Dladla or Madondo’s spirit. They continue to do the best they can for the youth. They even stretch their limited resources to cover the fees of the most promising students who get accepted for tertiary education.“Even some of the staff members and management never got the opportunity to go to university, but we felt that even though we never got those opportunities, let’s open the doors and give those young people who come to the organisation a chance.“As long as you have an ‘I can do’ attitude, it is possible to succeed regardless of your circumstances”In Kliptown, poverty is everywhere. Parents struggle to pay for school fees, books and uniforms. KYP’s school fees support programme helps keep children who would otherwise drop out stay in school. GET INVOLVEDThe success of KYP has been largely dependent on the generosity of individuals and corporations lending a hand in covering the costs of their operations and donating their time as volunteers.Apart from the donations received from the public, the organisation is also driven by dedicated facilitators like Dladla who continue to see the value in the work they do.“When I sit down and look back at how far we have come as an organisation, to be honest with you, it brings a smile to my face,” Dladla said.To help the Kliptown Youth Program grow and reach more youth in Soweto you can have a look at the organisation’s get involved page on their website that offers details on how you can play a part bettering the lives of youth in Kliptown.PLAY YOUR PARTPlay Your Part urges you to share your story. If you or anyone you know has gone out of their way to brighten up the day for someone else, we want to know.If you have a story to tell, be it your own or that of an organisation or initiative dear to you, submit your story or video to our website and tell us how South Africa is playing a part to build a better life for all.last_img read more

Voice Traffic Warnings Come to iPhone App Waze

first_imgWaze, a user-driven collaborative mobile traffic mapping and sensor service, today added voice notifications and input concerning traffic hazards to its iPhone app. The company said the feature would soon be added to its apps on other platforms.Waze hopes that the addition of a read/write voice interface will both lower barriers to input and create sensory interruption at essential times – when a driver nears a hazard. Waze is a well-funded startup, says it has 2.2 million users and is in the process of moving its headquarters from Israel to Palo Alto. It’s one of the most user-friendly iterations of a larger trend of everyday devices turning into instruments of data capture. The narrator in the video above is Di-Ann Eisnor, previously co-founder of trailblazing DIY mapping startup Platial. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#Internet of Things#Location#mobile#web center_img Related Posts marshall kirkpatrick The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Tag Heuer announces second generation “connected” smartwatch

first_imgSmall Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Tags:#Android Wear#Connected Modular 45#Google#Intel#smartwatch#TAG Heuer#Watch David Curry Related Posts Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You…center_img Follow the Puck Luxury watchmaker Tag Heuer has announced its second generation ‘Connected’ smartwatch, a $1,600 device built in partnership with Intel’s New Technology Group.The Connected Modular 45 lives up to its name, with a wide range of colors, modules, buckles, and bracelets to choose from before buying. Tag will also replace the Module 45 with a mechanical option once the tech becomes obsolete, leaving you with a premium watch years after the purchase.See Also: Apple patents wearable battery charger for Watch 2An Intel Atom Z34XX processor powers the smartwatch’s internals, which include GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, and NFC. The last module was unexpected, considering the Modular 45 is an all-metal design. This means you should be able to pay for things on Android Pay using the smartwatch.The 1.39-inch AMOLED display is a touch smaller than other Android Wear options. Tag Heuer has also added much more battery life than the typical smartwatch, at 30 hours. The watch is also waterproof up to 100 feet.Tag has not said if it is gunning for typical watch buyers or Android Wear customers, we would assume the former given the price tag. If the design and features aren’t enough to win you over, Intel is also building a personal assistant that will be available on the device in the near future.Details on the assistant are light, but it will be able to set reminders and ask follow-up questions to queries. Intel has said it will not have a name, like Alexa or Siri. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more

Ind vs WI: WI reduced to 51/2 at lunch chasing 281

first_imgIndian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s calculative risk helped his pacers reduce West Indies to 51 for two at lunch on the final day of the second Test match chasing a victory target of 281 from 83 overs.Resuming at 229 for three, the Indians declared their second essay at 269 for six with VVS Laxman emerging as the top-scorer with 87 runs. He hit eight boundaries but was unlucky to miss out on another Test match hundred.Dhoni’s sporting declaration gave his bowlers enough chance to get 10 West Indies wickets.His new ball bowlers Ishant Sharma and Praveen Kumar responded nicely to their captain’s call removing Lendl Simons (14) and an out-of-form Ramnaresh Sarwan (8) during the opening session leaving the home team to score another 230 runs from 67 overs.The best part about Dhoni’s captaincy was the timing of declaration. The target is such that any team would be tempted to chase and especially West Indies who need to restore parity would like to have a go at it.Simmons pushed at a fuller delivery from Ishant offering a simple catch to Rahul Dravid in the first slip. Sarwan who is in danger of losing his Test spot hit a boundary but tried to cut a Praveen delivery when he wasn’t offered any room.The resultant slash was taken by Suresh Raina in the thrid slip reducing West Indies to 27 for two. Dwayne Bravo (5 batting) could have been the third one dismissed when he edged one from Abhimanyu Mithun but the ball fell short of Dravid.- With PTI inputsadvertisementlast_img read more

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