Lifford man appears in court on child porn charges

first_imgA Lifford man has pleaded guilty to the possession of child pornography.David Martin, aged 56, appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court today. He was arraigned on one charge of possession of child pornography at 11 St Jude’s Court in Lifford on October 6th, 2016.The court heard Martin, with a current address at Sylvia Park in Letterkenny, had six videos of containing child pornography on the hard-drive of a desktop computer.His barrister Peter Nolan told Judge John Aylmer that his client had pleaded guilty at the earliest possible opportunity.He asked for probation and welfare report on his client as well as a psychiatric report on Mr Martin.The case was adjourned to the October sitting of the court.Lifford man appears in court on child porn charges was last modified: May 2nd, 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:courtDavid MartindonegalLiffordpornlast_img read more

Local, migrant women share stories

first_img24 August 2011 In an attempt to build bridges between local and foreign women, the City of Johannesburg and the Department of Home Affairs recently held a women’s dialogue where issues of xenophobia and language difficulties were tackled. Held at Diepkloof Welfare Centre on 19 August, the theme of the dialogue was “Working together to enhance women’s opportunities to economic empowerment”. It was open to local women and foreign migrants living in Joburg. From Joburg, the member of the mayoral committee for health and human development, Nonceba Molwele, was there to spend the day with migrant women from various countries, such as Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Angola and Somalia.Breaking down barriers According to Molwele, the dialogue was held to seek to break down the barriers that kept migrant and local women from connecting. These barriers were language difficulties, xenophobic community attitudes, fears about immigration or residency status, and physical and cultural isolation. She said the dialogue was the first of its nature. “It is indeed a great initiative by our deputy minister that should not stop here but should be a start to an ongoing plan that will lead to concrete a joint programme that addresses the challenges of women as a whole.” August was chosen for the dialogue as the month was dedicated to honouring and celebrating the courage, tenacity, resilience and victory over adversity of women in South Africa, she explained. “Migration has always been a human rights issue throughout human existence, and Joburg has been a destination point for migrant communities since 1886. “In recognition of the challenges that are brought by human motilities, the City of Joburg has over the past 10 years been actively engaged in the pursuit of finding creative and sustainable responses to this phenomenon,” said Molwele.Sharing experiences as women Issues raised by migrant women at the dialogue included being mistreated at health institutions and being called nasty names by South Africans in public transport because of language barriers. Women, who came dressed in their traditional clothes, showcased traditional dances and explained their cultures to each other. The deputy minister of home affairs, Fatima Chohan, who spent the day listening to the women’s queries, urged them to unite despite racial, ethnic and cultural differences. “We are here to share our experiences as women and by coming together we can come up with the solution to what is bothering us as women,” she said. “If women can join hands, exchange ideas, then we will have a community that is at peace with itself.” By joining hands, women could achieve much more. “We want to create this opportunity for women from different parts of our continent to talk to each other so they develop friendships,” she added. Rebecca Khamba, who comes from Congo, was one of about 300 women at the meeting. She said the programme was a good initiative. “I would like to thank the City of Joburg for giving us a chance to join hands and create unity with our South African sisters. I hope most South Africans will understand why we are here and stop calling us names and mistreating us in public places,” she said. Source: City of Johannesburglast_img read more

Rhino poaching: ‘joint efforts needed’

first_img3 May 2012 While the government is stepping up measures to combat rhino poaching in South Africa, joint initiatives are called for if the war is to be won, says Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa. Speaking in Cape Town on Wednesday ahead of her department’s budget vote in Parliament, Molewa said South Africa had lost a total of 199 rhinos to poacher since the beginning of the year. “I would like to assure you that the department, our provinces and its public entities such as SANParks view this illegal killing of our national treasure in a very serious light, and will continue to prioritise our fight against this crime jointly with our security cluster ministers and their departments,” she said. Molewa said the government would continue to implement the initiatives set up last year, as well as introduce added measures to combat poaching. South African National Defence Force (SANDF) members, working in conjunction with other law enforcement agencies, have been deployed to various borders, and a crime line has been established to improve cooperation with the public as well as to provide easier access for would-be informers.Cross-border conservation partnerships Molewa said the ongoing scourge underscored the importance of collaboration between southern African countries in the development of transfrontier conservation areas. “The resolution is not managing through fences, but to continue the southern African initiative of cross-boundary conservation partnerships,” she said. The minister added that South Africa was working with perceived transit or consumer countries in the People’s Republic of China and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. According to the latest statistics from the Department of Environmental Affairs, the Kruger National Park is still the most targeted area, having lost a total of 119 rhinos from the beginning of this year. Targeted provinces include Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West and KwaZulu-Natal, together accounting for 73 of the rhinos killed this year. A total of 122 arrests have so far been made, of which 108 were poachers, 10 receivers/couriers, and four couriers/buyers. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Cloudkick: Helping Customers Get the Most Out of the Cloud

first_imgMassive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Tags:#enterprise#news#Products IT + Project Management: A Love Affair The optimism for cloud computing is ebullient. But a problem is brewing in the fevered boil.Customers need better ways to monitor performance. Deploying to the cloud is one matter. Monitoring in a way that optimizes deployment is a whole other issue. Every cloud service provider has a different dashboard. Deploying to multiple cloud service providers means monitoring multiple dashboards.Cloudkick is a Y Combinator startup that has developed a Web application to help monitor performance so a customer may receive a unified view of its deployment.Today the company announced that its service is now commercially available, supported by cloud computing services that include: Rackspace Cloud, Amazon EC2, Linode, GoGrid, Slicehost, RimuHosting and VPS.NET.Large IT organizations may have the manpower and expertise to manage cloud services but small and mid-size companies do not have the same capabilities. This is critically important as companies shift to outsourcing IT assets. This trend is rapidly taking shape. Gartner predicts that by 2012, one in five companies will outsource its IT assets. Companies like Cloudkick faciliate this move by providing a level of service on top of what is provided by companies like Amazon and Rackspace.Cloudkick provides a unified API that allows a view into the performance of the provider. For example, a customer can see all their servers in the cloud, turn them on and off at will and receive notifications through email or voice mail. Competitors could include companies like RightScale and potentially the service providers. But Cloudkick appears to be the only company that focuses solely on monitoring performance.Interestingly, Cloudkick has also recently emerged as a tool for scrutinizing the performance of cloud computing service providers.Earlier this month, Cloudkick looked at network issues on Amazon servers. Cloudkick discovered problems that had started before Christmas. For the record, Cloudkick hosts its application on the SliceHost service owned by Rackspace.For its part, Amazon said it does not have issues with over capacity. Nonetheless, the story points to the important role that service providers can play in this emerging market. With more scrutiny it only follows that there should be better service by the providers. Related Posts center_img 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… alex williamslast_img read more

Otto and Budweiser buys the world the first autonomous trucking round

first_imgTags:#Autonomous#Budweiser#featured#Otto#top#transport For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… Amanda Razani IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… Budweiser and Otto just achieved a major feat, completing the world’s first shipment by autonomous truck.Otto announced this accomplishment today by first stating, “We’re not ones to sit around idly. We are driven by an urgency to make our transportation network safer — and more efficient — for drivers and consumers alike.”See Also: Will autonomous vehicles cruise the factories of tomorrow?With complete support from the State of Colorado, Otto shipped 51, 744 cans of Budweiser from Fort Collins, through Denver, ending up in Colorado Springs.Although there was a professional driver in the sleeper berth at the back of the vehicle, monitoring how the vehicle ran, Otto’s system controlled the acceleration, braking, and steering of the truck to transport the beer exit-to-exit without any human intervention ever taking place during the 120-mile journey.  By using cameras, radar, and lidar sensors attached to the vehicle, the truck was able to “see” the road.Otto calls this the next stepThe truck maker said that “this shipment is the next step towards our vision for a safe and productive future across our highways. With an Otto-equipped vehicle, truck drivers will have the opportunity to rest during long stretches of highway while the truck continues to drive and make money for them.”Furthermore, Otto believes that this method of self driving shipments will be quite safe and cost effective, with the chances of collision or aggressive driving highly unlikely, and the use of fuel being much more precise.Having a similar vision, Budweiser was the perfect match for this historic achievement. Its trucks are well known in America, and its popular brand has made a real change for the better in safe driving and reducing carbon emissions.Otto ended with, “Our partnership with Anheuser-Busch is just beginning, and our companies are excited to transform commercial transportation together.”center_img Related Posts Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle…last_img read more

‘Ronaldo is the soul of Real Madrid’

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo Ronaldo is the soul of Real Madrid and the world’s best, says Ceballos Joe Wright Last updated 2 years ago 15:26 14/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(17) cristiano ronaldo - cropped Getty Images Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Primera División Real Madrid v APOEL UEFA Champions League The club captain scored twice in a victory over Cypriot side APOEL Nicosia, earning the praise of the new midfielder Dani Ceballos described Cristiano Ronaldo as “the soul of the team” after he made a decisive return to action in Real Madrid’s Champions League win over APOEL.The Portugal star scored twice to take his career tally in the competition to 107 and give Zinedine Zidane’s side a winning start in the defence of the trophy.Real Madrid 19/20 to win La Liga Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing It was Ronaldo’s first competitive appearance for Madrid since the first leg of the Supercopa de Espana, with the 32-year-old to serve the final instalment of a five-match domestic ban against Real Sociedad on Sunday.The European and Spanish champions have drawn their last two La Liga games in his absence and Ceballos has admitted that they need him back as soon as possible.”With Cristiano on the field, we’re always more comfortable and he gives us the confidence that turns in to goals,” he said. “He’s the soul of the team, he’s fundamental for us and he’s in better shape than ever. He’s had a great game and his ambition makes him the best in the world.”It was Ceballos’ first appearance since his debut in the Supercopa and the 21-year-old revelled in realising a dream by playing in Europe’s top competition. #RMUCL¡@DaniCeballos46 y @Mayoral_Borja debutaron en la Champions League! https://t.co/ORbpJ4RMTi#RMUCL #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/cV4bpec7xh— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) September 13, 2017″I am happy to have started my Champions League dream with a win, it will be hard to forget,” said Ceballos, who joined from Real Betis in July for a reported fee of €18 million. “It is a special day for me, a dream come true. The team started well and we were electric in the second half, which led to us getting a great win.”We are trying to write history, it is in our hands and we showed the drive we have to win a third consecutive Champions League title.”last_img read more