Councillor says he just wants to put court case behind him

first_imgCouncillor John O’Donnell has said he wants to put tody’s court case behind him and get on with his life.The Kilmacrennan man was today found not guilty of assault causing harm to another man in Letterkenny on February 23rd, 2015.After a four a half day trial, a jury of eleven people took four and a half hours to reach their verdict. In an exclusive statement to Donegal Daily, a spokesperson for the Independent Councillor said he wanted to get on with his life.The statement said “Mr. John O’Donnell is happy to put this matter behind him and to be able to move on with his personal and professional life. Finally, he would like to thank his legal team of solicitor Rory O’Brien and counsel John Berry BL.”During the trial Councillor O’Donnell had maintained his innocence and said he was acting out of self-defence.The alleged victim in the case, Seamus O’Donnell from St Johnston, claimed that Mr O’Donnell had punched him and then kicked him in the face leaving him in hospital for eight days. Councillor John O’DonnellCouncillor says he just wants to put court case behind him was last modified: December 24th, 2018 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:CouncillorcourtinnocentJohn O’Donnellstatementlast_img read more

Facebook Starts Deploying Revamped Home Page

first_imgGuide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… phil glockner In our opinion, what Facebook calls filters could perhaps be described more as different views on your overall activity stream. You select the type of things you want to see, like photos or web links, and your stream is updated to reflect that view. In addition, you can create filter groups including subsets of the people you want to see updates from, for example members of your family. In any case, we think it’s a step in the right direction, especially if you have a lot of Facebook friends and activity and have trouble finding the content you are interested in.When we moved on to the Publisher (the area of the page that allows you to add stuff to the new Facebook home page), Peter pointed out that they are definitely committed to enabling more sharing of content, both within the Facebook system and with external networks and applications via the Facebook Connect interface. We were glad to get confirmation that they are indeed working toward a more open model.Speaking of the Publisher, it’s now more modal, allowing you to choose what type of item you would like to share. We have seen this sort of modal format on social networks like Friendfeed and Tumblr and it is a clear improvement – it provides a focal point to each update as well as allowing the new filtering system to work more effectively.Finally, the highlights section of the revamped home page will show more persistent content such as conversations, notes and photos, popular links, and new Facebook content your friends discover such as public profiles.Of course, just like previous Facebook deployments, this isn’t a mass cut-over. Accounts are being moved over to the new design gradually, so we’ll have to be patient until it arrives to everyone. Facebook began rolling out their much-publicized new user home page redesign today. This refresh brings a revamped page with an improved share box (called the Publisher), new filtering controls, a real-time stream, and a highlights area that shows important items from the stream. We first reported on these changes last week.We got a chance to spend a few minutes with Facebook product manager Peter Deng covering the update plus a short question and answer session. He said there were two motivations driving these changes: First, moving to real-time updates (stopping short of a live flood view) means more spontaneous conversations in the feed. Second, improved filtering will mean Facebook users will have the power to only see the stuff they want to see. Tags:#Facebook#news#web Related Posts A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoslast_img read more

Pinterest Marketing Partner program adds creative segment with 7 ad platforms

first_imgThe newly created Creative PMP segment is Pinterest’s fifth group of specialty PMPs. (The other four specialties include advertising, content marketing, measurement and audiences.)In addition to bringing the new Creative PMPs on board, Pinterest has added Smartly to its advertising PMPs and Hootsuite to its Content Marketing PMPs. A full list of Pinterest’s 51 PMPs can be searched via the company’s directory of marketing partners.The post Pinterest Marketing Partner program adds creative segment with 7 ad platforms appeared first on Marketing Land.From our sponsors: Pinterest Marketing Partner program adds creative segment with 7 ad platforms Pinterest Marketing Partner program adds creative segment with 7 ad platformsYou are here: Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019 HomeDigital MarketingPinterest Marketing Partner program adds creative segment with 7 ad platformscenter_img Pinterest is adding a new segment to its Pinterest Marketing Partners program, now offering advertisers seven new platforms that provide creative elements for ad campaigns.The “Creative PMPs” include Popular Pays, QuickFrame, Shutterstock Custom, Social Native, Vidmob, Vidsy and The Online Studio. All seven platforms have built Pinterest APIs that will allow advertisers to leverage creative development assets and tools for ad campaigns on the site.“Since Pinterest is visual and personal, creating good Pins requires a special touch. With our new PMPs, marketers get access to teams already trained by the Pinterest Creative Strategy team on our best practices,” Alex Guttler and Jyri Kidwell write on the Pinterest Business blog.According to Pinterest, the new Creative PMPs will give advertisers access to more than 10,000 designers, editors, copywriters, photographers, videographers and creators — and will be able to create Promoted Pins that can be delivered directly to an advertiser’s board to use in ad campaigns.“Pinterest is leading the way with visual discovery, and we know that high-quality creative is what drives engagement and performance, so we couldn’t be more thrilled to partner with Pinterest on this journey,” says VidMob founder and CEO Alex Collmer.Pinterest shared the following Promoted Pin from the Heinz brand that was created using VidMob: Posted on 15th June 2018Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+sharelast_img read more

Indigenous Teams Arrive in New Zealand

first_imgA Men’s and a Women’s Open’s team will represent Australia in the tournament, which commences on Thursday, 28 January, and concludes on Saturday 30, January 2010. Teams from countries including Tonga, Cook Island, Samoa as well as the New Zealand Maori side will contest the three day tournament. The National Indigenous sides will spend the day training and preparing on Tuesday, before the official proceedings commence on Wednesday. Wednesday will see the Opening Ceremony take place as well as a civic function, before the games commence on Thursday at Neil Hunt Park, Rotorua. Round games and semi finals will be played on Friday, before the finals on Saturday, followed by an awards ceremony. The teams will stay in a Marae, a sacred place which serves both religious and social purposes.For more information, please stay tuned to the TFA website, as well as the Maori Touch New Zealand website:www.austouch.com.auhttp://www.maoritouchnz.maori.nz/world-indigenous-201/The following players have been selected in the TFA National Indigenous teams: Women’sKayla FaulknerSharon McGradyJustine SchmidtJaylene Bonson Jordan Ah SamTamara AppoSammy Jo CharlesSamantha MitchellBo De La CruzCrystal BrowneTheresa AndersonJenaya QuanSimone SmithCaitlyn CostelloMel IngramMen’sPeter WilliamsArthur RamirezChristopher RankineJamie AdamsJesse GreenPhillip BundockMichael WareBrett DavisDan MunroPeter StoddartEdrick LeeCody GreenKale JohnsonRoy PearceLuke NorfordWomen’s Coach – John SinghMen’s Coach – Aaron AppoMen’s Assistant Coach – Michael ZithaWomen’s Manager – Pele BennetWomen’s Assistant Coach – Steven Raymondlast_img read more

8 days agoOlympiakos winger Daniel Podence attracting interest from Arsenal

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Olympiakos winger Daniel Podence attracting interest from Arsenalby Paul Vegas8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveOlympiakos winger Daniel Podence is attracting interest from Arsenal.Podence fired eight goals and nine assists for Olympiacos last season, and has netted two for the Greek side already this term.The left winger was a handful for Tottenham as they blew a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 with Olympiacos in their Champions League opener last month.Sportime says Arsenal are one of two Premier League clubs making enquiries about the 23-year-old.The publication says Olympiacos would want around £21.5million for Podence – while Arsenal would face competition from the other, unnamed Premier League club who are also interested. last_img read more

Video: Arizona’s Football Team Celebrates Wildly When Practice Is Cancelled

first_imgArizona players celebrate when practice is cancelled.arizona practice cancelled videoIf you’ve ever gone through late-summer practice for any sport, you know how grueling it can be. Imagine what it’s like in Arizona, one of the hottest states in the country.So it should come as no surprise that when Wildcats head coach Rich Rodriguez cancelled practice Thursday, his players went absolutely crazy in celebration. Check this out:Arizona won the Pac-12 South last year, posting a 7-2 record in-conference. The Wildcats will be back on the practice field at 9 AM today, getting ready to defend their title.last_img read more

Big Ten titans clash as Ohio State mens basketball hosts Michigan State

The Big Ten is widely regarded as one of the best conferences in men’s college basketball right now, and two of its top teams will square off in Columbus Saturday. Ohio State men’s basketball coach Thad Matta said during a Friday press conference that he considers the Big Ten to be as competitive as it has been since his arrival in Columbus, Ohio, in 2005. Also considering that MSU is a perennial Big Ten power, it may be safe to expect a tight battle on Saturday when the No. 3 Buckeyes host No. 11 Michigan State. OSU (21-3, 9-2 Big Ten) is riding a six-game winning streak into the game against the Spartans. MSU (19-5, 8-3) is on the Buckeyes’ heels as the No. 2 team in the Big Ten standings. MSU senior forward Draymond Green, the No. 8-leading scorer in the Big Ten with 15 points per game and the No. 1-leading rebounder with 11 boards per game, has helped the Spartans stay close to OSU in the conference standings. It will take a team effort to keep Green from hurting the Buckeyes, Matta said Friday. “Everybody’s got to be involved because… (Green) is a tremendous basketball player,” Matta said. “There’s so many things he can do that can affect the outcome of a game. For us guarding him, it’s going to take five guys out there.” Matta said that OSU sophomore forward Deshaun Thomas will be assigned to defending Green, but that doesn’t mean he expects the Spartans player’s production to be curtailed. “It’s funny,” Matta said, “just watching Michigan State play and all the different guys that have tried to guard (Green) and who has had success and who hasn’t had success.” With or without Green on the court for MSU, which has advanced to the NCAA Tournament in 14 consecutive seasons, a game against coach Tom Izzo’s traditionally strong Spartans program is tough for most teams in country. “If you look at Michigan State and the job coach Izzo has done… he took over a program that had had success and has really taken it to another level,” Matta said. “(I knew) eight years ago when I got here that (MSU) was one of few programs that was probably going to stand the test of time that we were going to have to compete with.” In his eight season leading OSU, Matta boasts a 6-5 overall, regular-season record against the Spartans. In the team’s last meeting, the Buckeyes defeated the Spartans, 71-61, on Feb. 15, 2011. Sophomore forward Aaron Craft said he remembered the win against MSU as one of the most physical games OSU played during its 2010-11 campaign. Craft said the team will be ready for another physical matchup in Saturday’s game. “(MSU is) a great team. Every year, they seem to always find a way to win,” Craft said. “This year, we’re just going in with the understanding that … we just need to find a way to continue to stay connected out there.” The Buckeyes and Spartans will tip their first of two regular season meetings at 6 p.m., Saturday, at the Schottenstein Center. read more

Mens Volleyball No 14 Ohio State fights injuries ahead of matches against

Then-sophomore outside hitter Reese Devilbiss hits the ball over the net during the final set of No. 3 Ohio State’s match against No. 8 Penn State on Jan. 28, 2018 in St. John Arena. The Buckeyes defeated the Nittany Lions in straight sets (25-19, 25-15, 25-17) to pick up their fifth win of the season. Credit: Aliyyah Jackson | Senior ReporterWhen the No. 14 Ohio State men’s volleyball team steps onto the court in St. John Arena this weekend, it will look significantly different than it has this season. The Buckeyes (3-4, 0-1 MIVA) will take on Saint Francis University (4-3) and Lincoln Memorial University (5-2) without their top two setters — freshman Luke Lentin and senior Sanil Thomas — and the nation’s top scorer: sophomore opposite hitter Jake Hanes. Thomas and Lentin join junior setter Andrew Hillman, who hasn’t played this season after he sustained an injury during fall training, ensuring the Buckeyes will need to be creative in order to fill the setter position moving forward. Head coach Pete Hanson said junior libero Chase Moothart and freshman libero Parker Mikesch are two players who will fill some gaps for the Buckeyes. “You don’t need a whole lot out of everybody, you need a little bit from each guy,” Hanson said. “We’re just kind of that team right now because we’ve got some young guys playing.” Hanson said having older players on the court will help Ohio State play as a cohesive unit. One of the oldest players on the court, redshirt senior libero Aaron Samarin, said he tries to take ownership of his role as a leader with the new faces on the court. “[I] try to make them feel more comfortable,” Samarin said. “I know they have a lot of energy, and I think if we try to control that and focus it more on comfort and confidence in their play, then we’ll see a lot of positives.” On Friday, the Buckeyes will face a Saint Francis team coming off a 3-1 victory against McKendree. The Red Flash are led by redshirt freshman outside hitter Michael Fischer, who has tallied 102 kills and four aces. The Buckeyes have only lost one of the 34 meetings between the Red Flash since 1993. On Saturday, the Buckeyes will take on Lincoln Memorial, which beat Queens in straight sets in their last match. Junior opposite hitter and setter Evan Cory leads the Railsplitters with 94 kills, 33 digs and 20 aces. This will be the first meeting between Lincoln Memorial and Ohio State in the two teams’ histories. Junior outside hitter Reese Devilbiss will return to the court this weekend after a two-week absence due to a concussion suffered in practice. “It’s been a long two weeks,” Devilbiss said. “It’s tough to see the guys go out there without you each match.” Hanson said he’s looking forward to having Devilbiss back this weekend. “Reese is a real steadying influence for us,“ Hanson said. “He’s the key to our passing and quite frankly, that was a part of our game that really went south on us.” Ohio State takes on Saint Francis at 7 p.m. on Friday and Lincoln Memorial at 8 p.m. on Saturday at St. John Arena. read more

Morata Sarriball tactics are perfect for me

first_imgAlvaro Morata has credited new Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri as the reason behind his new found formThe 26-year-old striker arrived at Chelsea in 2017 for a staggering £60m transfer fee from Real Madrid.However, Morata struggled under Antonio Conte and finished last season with just 15 goals in 48 appearances.The demoralised Spaniard seemed set to leave Stamford Bridge in the summer, amid reported interest from AC Milan and old club Juventus.But Morata remained with Chelsea and has begun his rediscover both his confidence and form under Sarri.“I was told that he’s a coach who plays very well with the ball and loves tactical work,” Morata told Gazzetta Dello Sport on Twitter.“But he also has a good personal relationship with the players.“Sarri knows perfectly the difference between the various moments in the life of a squad: when you need to work he’s like a general and is the first to set the example when it’s time to joke he can have you dying of laughter.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“That’s all reflected in the group, we’re getting on well together and we’re playing good football.“The only reason we’re a little behind in the table is that we’ve had some draws.“We haven’t been with Sarri for a long time though, we haven’t lost yet and that’s good because the competition is very tough in the Premier League. And we’ll improve.“I was surprised that to talk to him you don’t need something to have happened, you’re injured or playing badly, or well.“He’s always available and interested, he wants to know how you are, how your life is.“Football issues, sure but also, I don’t know… the political situation in your country.“His system is perfect for me, almost all the balls come to me when I’m in front of goal, and it’s much better than when I was playing with my back to goal and had to turn around – that’s not my game.A run of five goals in 11 Premier League games has earned Morata a recall into the Spain team.last_img read more

Benitez thanks fans for canceling boycott

first_imgNewcastle manager Rafael Benitez is grateful to fans after a planned boycott of their match against Wolves was canceled.Newcastle United fans initially planned a protest against owner Mike Ashley by boycotting the team’s home game against Wolves on Sunday. But on Friday, the fans’ groups called off the boycott and Benitez is happy with their decision and has thanked them.“I have to say thank you to the fans because my message has been very clear all this time,” Benitez told Sky Sports.“This group of players deserves support because they work so hard until the last minute of every game so I think it’s fair to them.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“The fans appreciate that and they want to support the team in the way they were supporting the team before.“Everybody will be more focused without wasting too much time with these questions and answers on whether it is affecting the team or not so I think it will be good, it will be positive and hopefully we can get three points and everybody will be happy.“The main thing for me is the fans are behind the team. That is crucial for us, not just for this game but for every single game until the end of the season.“I always say that every game for us is a final. Getting one point away at Everton is massive, getting three points against Wolves will be massive so we need everyone behind the team”.last_img read more