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first_img Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Upon hearing the fantastic love story of how James and Siobhan met at an Applegreen in Portlaoise, the Applegreen team were delighted to be part of the couple’s love story and support them on their next journey of engagement.The ecstatic couple were presented with a ‘Mini Moon Break Away for Two’ courtesy of Applegreen.And while no date has yet been set for their big day, the countdown is now on!SEE ALSO – Laois has one of the lowest divorce rates in Ireland New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Home We Are Laois 2018 Remembered – Late Late Show Valentine’s couple return to Laois location… We Are Laois Council Pinterest By LaoisToday Reporter – 26th December 2018 2018 Remembered – Late Late Show Valentine’s couple return to Laois location where love first blossomed Facebook TAGS2018 Remembered WhatsApp Community center_img Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Newly engaged couple James Hennessy and Siobhan Hiney pictured at the Applegreen in Portlaoise where they first met and fell in love We all love a good love story and this one certainly fits the bill. Love at an Applegreen in Portlaoise? Why not?It wouldn’t be the first Laois location that springs to mind when you think of romantic settings.But the Applegreen in Portlaoise, opposite the hospital, has been put into the spotlight following the high-profile engagement of a couple, on the Late Late Show Valentine’s Special on Friday night.James Hennessy and Siobhan Hiney, who were both from Mullingar, first met at forecourt at the Applegreen five years ago – and they returned for a photoshoot today.The couple who got engaged on last Friday’s Late Late Show Valentine special returned to the Applegreen forecourt where they first met almost five years ago to celebrate the happy occasion. Previous article2018 Remembered – Looking back at the LaoisToday Minor football Team of the YearNext article2018 Remembered – Prominent Laois couple share their secret on how they stayed married for half a century LaoisToday Reporter Twitter Pinterest Community WhatsApp Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic yearlast_img read more

first_img Author Apple faces 5G modem wait AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 17 DEC 2012 Matt Ablott Related Previous ArticleFacebook launches SDK 3.0 for AndroidNext ArticleOrange acquires Simyo’s Spanish unit Apple Apple clocked up over 2 million new iPhone sales in China in three days after the latest version of the iconic smartphone went on sale in the world’s largest mobile market on Friday.Apple revealed the number in a statement last night, marking the first time it has published official China sales figures for the iPhone.Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, described the first weekend’s performance as “the best first weekend sales ever in China.”The iPhone 5 originally debuted in September in the US and 30 other countries in September, selling more than 5 million units in its first weekend. The device will have launched in 100 markets by year-end, making it “the fastest iPhone rollout ever” according to Apple.The device was launched in China by operators China Unicom and China Telecom, but not via the market leader China Mobile – which some are concerned could limit sales.While China Unicom and China Telecom use internationally-adopted technologies (GSM/WCDMA and CDMA), China Mobile uses the home grown TD-SCDMA 3G standard, which is not supported by the Apple product.As well as the China Mobile issues, analysts are also concerned that Apple may struggle in a smartphone market dominated by cheap Android devices.According to Reuters, Apple’s shares fell 3.8 percent on Friday to US$509.79 after the iPhone 5’s China debut, while Citi Research downgraded Apple’s stock late on Sunday to ‘neutral’ from ‘buy’ and lowered Apple’s price target to US$575 from US$675, citing diminishing hype around the iPhone 5 and improving competition in smartphones.center_img KT makes LG Electronics trade-in move Read more Google taps retail with NYC store Devices HomeDevicesNews Apple hails “record” first weekend of China iPhone sales despite competition concerns Tags last_img read more

first_imgThe President gave his assent on September 27 to the three contentious agriculture bills that were earlier passed by the Parliament. Two out of these three newly enacted farm laws, namely Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, contain express provisions barring the jurisdictions of Civil Courts from hearing disputes emerging out of the functioning of these laws.The powers to settle such disputes have been given to the Sub- Divisional Magistrates (SDMs) and Additional District Magistrates (ADMs). These legislations have provided for the establishment of conciliation boards composed by the SDMs to hear all disputes and appeals by ADMs.The nature of subject matters covered under these laws is so vast that all disputes up till now entertained by Civil Courts will now be adjudicated by SDMs and ADMs who are not part of regular courts. These farmer laws are not simply related to routine revenue matters, but matters which are basically contractual and commercial in nature that would require evidence to be led by both the parties. The matters involving complex legal issues, entertained by District Courts and High Courts, cannot be expected to be adjudicated by legally untrained SDMs and ADMs. This step will not only damage District Courts which are the principal courts of Original Jurisdiction but also affect the interest of the public as the district courts are the courts which the general public approach for seeking justice.From past history of bureaucracy, it is evident that bureaucracy faces strong pressures from ruling governments continuously. Therefore, for a common man, getting justice from bureaucrats against big corporates is far from reality because it is difficult for the bureaucrats to act independently without any undue pressure. By giving judicial powers to the said executive bodies might increase corruption and tout culture. In the event of unfair and arbitrary exercise of powers by the SDMs/ADMs, it is absolutely essential to have strong checks through judicial institutions. Thus these provisions are detrimental to the general public.Last but not the least, the Constitution of India embraces the idea of separation of powers which is also a part of the basic structure. The insertion of provisions in the farm laws ousting the jurisdiction of Civil Courts in disputes possessing civil consequences and delegating the same to the administrative authorities is against the spirit of separation of powers and can pose a serious threat to the independence of the justice delivery system.Bar of jurisdiction of civil courts is a denial of justice to the farmers and therefore the disputes arising out of these acts must be brought within the ambit of civil courts. In fact, the authority to entertaining such disputes can be specifically given to the commercial divisions of the civil courts for better and faster adjudication.last_img read more

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 6, 2019 After their 100th performance, the cast and creatures of Once On This Island gathered in the sand at the Circle in the Square Theatre to celebrate. Members of the cast were joined by the goats and chickens that help to transform the in-the-round theater to a hurricane-ravaged island for this new take on the Lynn Aherns and Stephen Flaherty musical. The show, which tells the tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl who falls in love with a wealthy boy from the other side of the island and her remarkable quest to reunite with the man who has captured her heart. The current Broadway cast stars Hailey Kilgore, Isaac Powell, Lea Salonga, Phillip Boykin, Norm Lewis, Tamyra Gray, Alex Newell, Kenita R. Miller and more. Check out the joyful shot, and then go hear the story at the Circle in the Square. View Comments Related Showscenter_img Once On This Island The cast of “Once On This Island”(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser)last_img read more

first_imgHeadquartered in Texas, Calpine is one of America’s largest generators of electricity from natural gas and geothermal resources with operation in competitive power markets.The company’s fleet of 77 power plants, including one under construction, represents over 26,000 megawatts of generation capacity. Through its wholesale power operations and retail businesses, the company serves customers in 23 states, Canada and Mexico.Calpine’s fleet uses advanced technologies to generate power in a low-carbon and environmentally responsible manner. They are supportive of carbon capture technology as an important part of a set of market-based solutions to address climate change. “We are happy to welcome Calpine as a new participant in the Carbon Capture Coalition,” said Jessie Stolark, Coalition Public Policy and Member Relations Manager.“Calpine’s interest in collaborating with the more than 80 organisations in the Coalition to promote carbon capture technology deployment reflects the diversity of carbon capture technology, applications, as well as the growing support for this technology across the economy.”“Energy generation firms will play a valuable and important role in the adoption of carbon capture technology. We thank Calpine for their commitment to working with us and the broad, bipartisan membership of the Coalition to realise commercial-scale carbon capture deployment.”last_img read more

first_imgMarva Bernard, president of the Americas Federation of Netball Associations (AFNA), said preparations are in high gear ahead of this year’s second staging of the High Schools Champion of Champions Netball Championships, which will be held in St Maarten from August 4-14.The tournament, which was first staged in Jamaica last year, is open to the winners and runners-up high schools from each member country, from age 19 and under. Nine schools have so far been confirmed for this year’s tournament.Bernard told The Gleaner that she is expecting a very entertaining tournament this year because all the teams are looking forward to the championships.“Things are falling in place as St Maarten gets itself ready to host the teams that are coming to participate in the championships,” said Bernard.“My expectations are that the teams will go out and enjoy themselves and play some good netball because one of the things that we have to work on in this area is the development of the sport at the youth level,” she said.Bernard, who is a former president of Netball Jamaica, noted that the tournament also forms part of the development of the region’s young netballers, who will be matriculating in their country’s senior teams.“This is all a part of the plan to give the under-19 girls a chance to play competitive netball because they are going to form the nucleus of the under-21 team and senior team for their country,” said Bernard.“We want this competition to grow from strength to strength, and even now as this one is going to happen, we are looking to see who is going to host the next one because it has to be something that we stage every year,” she said.Gaynstead High will represent Jamaica at the championships.last_img read more

first_imgnextLEXINGTON, Ky. — Mark Stoops knows the score. He knows how far he has led Kentucky football and how much the slope steepens as the climb continues.His job is to show progress and to avoid showing despair, a tricky task in the wake of Saturday’s 41-3 waxing at LSU and with top-ranked Mississippi State next on UK’s dance card. It’s part psychology, part delivery, part conviction, part spin and part and parcel of dealing with confidence-rattling defeat and long odds.“I don’t think it’s ever an act,” Stoops said Monday afternoon. “I would never use that word to define it. It’s about making sure that you clearly define the message that you want them to hear.“That doesn’t really change much for us a lot. … Maybe how you deliver it, and in those things it does, but the bottom line is we’re all going to accept our responsibility and we’re going to to look at things, get it corrected and move on.” Story continues below the video Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Session ID: 2020-09-18:7dfa6b10eb3d9a5a9a7a9be3 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-434760-3849427192001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.If the takeaway from getting trampled in Baton Rouge is that the Wildcats are not yet equipped to compete with the top tier of the Southeastern Conference, it is Stoops’ job to shrink the bigger picture down to a digestible size. Just as the formula for eating an elephant entails many small bites, the coach facing daunting opposition learns to focus on process and portions rather than the enormity of his challenge.RELATED: 5 Takeaways | Mark Stoops previews No. 1 MSURELATED: Inside the brain of No. 1 Miss. State’s defenseUnless Kentucky’s homecoming queen can bench-press a bulldozer, Stoops figures to find no useful reinforcements for Saturday’s game against the No. 1 Bulldogs. Moreover, the athleticism gap evident at LSU and the depth issues not yet solved by Stoops’ recruiting inroads makes the Wildcats’ back-loaded schedule look a lot more difficult than it did just a week ago.Despite its 5-1 start, UK is unlikely to be favored in any of its five remaining games and could conceivably need a road win at rival Louisville to attain bowl eligibility in the last week of the regular season.The ‘Cats were 13 ½-point underdogs against Mississippi State as of Monday afternoon, and the unbeaten visitors will be coming off a bye.Next week’s game at Missouri would seem more promising for UK, but while the Wildcats are contending with the nation’s No. 1 team, the Tigers will be tuning up with lowly Vanderbilt. Then comes No. 9 Georgia to Commonwealth Stadium, a trip to Tennessee (which will also have the benefit of a bye week beforehand), and another meeting with U of L coach Bobby Petrino, who is 5-1 against UK.On balance, the prospects are not terribly promising, and Mark Stoops is nothing if not balanced. Even as his recruiting successes have emboldened UK fans to dream, Stoops has been careful to manage expectations around achievable results. Recognizing the difficulty of making meaningful strides in the SEC, Stoops aimed for systemic improvement instead of a big, sudden splash. He would eat the elephant in small morsels rather than as a meal.To this point, it has been more important that Stoops show steady progress than big breakthroughs. Now, it is critical that Stoops show calm in the face of potential calamity; that he reassure his players that their flaws can be fixed and that one bad blowout need not beget another.“With this (game),” he said Monday, “definitely I put some thought into the message.”The message is there is a cure for most of what ails the Wildcats; that the players at hand are sufficient if they can perform at peak efficiency; that sustained success is still within Kentucky’s grasp.Even when he’s hopelessly overmatched, a coach can always find some error worth correcting — a flawed technique, an improper pass route, a blown assignment, an uncovered kick. After viewing video of the LSU loss, Stoops chose to dwell on the small details of a long punch list.“You’re going to go through ups and downs, you’re going to lose some games,” Stoops said. “(But) When you self-inflict — and I’m not taking anything away from LSU because they flat beat us across the board — but when you make a lot of mistakes, you can have a tendency to lose confidence. . .“We’ve got to make sure they don’t slip back and start doubting and it goes back to preparation and work and controlling the things we can control.”Stoops knows the score. His job now is to show confidence that it can be changed.Tim Sullivan can be reached at (502) 582-4650, by email at [email protected], and on Twitter @TimSullivan714last_img read more

first_imgFernando Llorente has set his sights on returning to the Spain team after signing for Sevilla from Juventus. The former Athletic Club striker has not featured in any of Vicente del Bosque’s recent squads, but he is still hopeful of having a future with the national team.  Around 10,000 fans turned out to welcome the 30-year-old to the Sanchez Pizjuan, a detail which did not go unnoticed. “Sevilla have shown me plenty of love these last few days,” he conitnued. “I arrive full of enthusiasm and will give everything.  Upd. at 17:50 CEST “The most important thing is to give everything for Sevilla, bue it wouldd be a dream for me to return to the national team,” he said at his presentation at the Sanchez Pizjuan. “It’s something which can only fall later, though.”center_img Sport EN 29/08/2015 “[Sevilla] are a club who have been growing in recent years and [manager] Unai Emery’s faith in me was important. There is a great group of players here, which is important, and I believe we can win trophies this season. Third place [in the league] is also possible.”last_img read more

first_imgIf the Leafs want any chance of catching the front-runners in the KIJHL’s Murdoch Division Nelson must beat the lesser teams in the league.And the last time anyone looked, the Spokane Braves is one of those lesser teams in the standings.The Leafs rode the three-goal performance of Nik Newman to a 4-2 doubling of the Braves Saturday at the NDCC Arena.The win completed the weekend sweep of the home-and-home series and helped Nelson keep pace with the two Murdoch leaders, Beaver Valley and Castlegar.The Hawks hammered the Columbia Valley Rockies in Invermere while Castlegar bounced Summerland Steam, both games ended in identical 9-3 scores.Saturday was a far cry from the offensive explosion Friday in Spokane that saw the teams combined for 14 goals.After a scoreless first period the teams exchanged goals with Newman opening the scoring and Uriah Machuga replying for Spokane.However, seconds into the third Newman scored his second of the game on the power play from defenceman J.J. Beitel.Defenceman Jonathan Petrash, with his second goal of the weekend on the power play gave Nelson a 3-1 advantage.Machuga cut the lead to a single goal scoring his second of the game on the power play.But Newman, named the game’s first star, combined with Brett Norman during the latter stages of the contest to seal the win for Nelson.The Leafs out shot the Braves 26-24 during the game making goalie Andrew Walton a winner for the second time in as many days.Nelson, improving to 17-9-0-2, remains two points behind Castlegar in Murdoch standings and six away from division leading Beaver Valley.Nelson, 4-1 in its last five games, travels to Grand Forks Thursday to meet the Bruins.The next home game is Friday, December 9 when Nelson hosts the Castlegar Rebels.Spear, Ninimiken, Martin lead Hawks past RockiesMason Spear scored twice and Justin Niminiken and rookie Craig Martin each added four points to lead the Hawks to the 9-3 rout of Columbia Valley.Ryan Edwards, Martin, Chris Derochie, Christian Johnson, Jacob Boycuk and Max Flanagan also scored for the Hawks.Spear, Edwards and Johnson finished the game each with three points.Mike Vlanich had an easy time in net, facing just 14 shots to register the win.The three-point night by Edwards increased his KIJHL scoring lead to four points over teammates Derochie and Martin.Beaver Valley remains one of the hottest teams in the KIJHL, going 8-1-0-1 in its last 10 games.The Hawks face a tough challenge Friday when Beaver Valley travels to Fernie to face the Eddie Mountain leading Ghostriders.The teams return to Fruitvale Saturday for the back half of the home-and-home series.Morriseau works some magic against SteamScott Morriseau is quickly rounding into form for the Castlegar Rebels.The gifted sniper had a six-point night to lead the Rebels to the romp past the Steam.Despite only playing 13 games this season, the diminutive forward already has 19 points. Saturday Morriseau finished the game with three goals.Stuart Walton chipped in with five points — a goal and four helpers — while Erik Alden, Arthur Andrews and Tyler Jones each had three points.Jones also had two goals with singles going to Walton, Anthony Delong and Alden.Castlegar, 18-7-0-2, and 8-2 in its last 10 games, remains four points behind Beaver Valley in Murdoch standings.Conner Beachamp stopped 20 shots to record the win in goal. Castlegar out shot the Steam 43-23.Castlegar returns home to play two games next weekend at the Community Complex Arena.Friday the Rebels host Princeton Posse while Saturday, Golden Rockets invade the Sunflower [email protected]last_img read more

first_imgGalway have made one change from the team that defeated Offaly in Leinster Senior Hurling Championship Semi Final with Joseph Cooney replacing Jason Flynn and Cathal Mannion despite being a major doubt due to ankle injury is fit enough to make the Galway team. Wexford have stuck with the same team that defeated Kilkenny and sharp shooter Conor McDonald has been deemed fit enough to start. Wexford (Leinster SHC v Galway): Mark Fanning; Willie Devereux, Liam Ryan, James Breen; Simon Donohoe, Matthew O’Hanlon, Diarmuid O’Keeffe; Shaun Murphy, Aidan Nolan; Jack O’Connor, Lee Chin, Conor McDonald; Paul Morris, Jack Gibney, Harry Kehoe.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Galway (Leinster SHC final v Wexford): Colm Callanan; Adrian Touhy, Daithi Burke, John Hanbury; Padraic Mannion, Gearoid McInerney, Aidan Harte; Johnny Coen, David Burke; Niall Burke, Joe Canning, Joseph Cooney; Conor Whelan, Conor Cooney, Cathal Mannion.last_img read more