Can’t Pay Won’t Pay have condemned the “arrogant and heavy-handed approach” of Irish Water meter contractors who have moved into Letterkenny in force this week.And have pledged their full support for residents who resist metering or remove installed meters.Residents of Thorndale and Elmwood Downs awoke this week to find their footpaths ripped up and Irish Water vans putting in water meters in the area. A spokesman for Can’t Pat Won’t Pay said the residents had been given no notice of the water supply being cut off.“Despite what Irish Water have promised, no notice is being given to residents that their water supplies have been cut off. We have heard from people who have gone to work leaving washing machines or dishwashers on who have been worried that their appliances may have been damaged by the sudden loss of water supply,” said spokesperson Micheál Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig.“Even where people have made it clear they did not want meters, the contractors have ignored them and continued the installations. Their actions are arrogant and heavy-handed. I have stopped installers on a number of occasions in West Donegal by standing over the connection and I fully support anyone who does the same in Letterkenny. Make it clear you do not want a meter, stand in their way, ask them why they have not given you the required notice. In short, get in their face and make it difficult for them. At the very least it will slow them down and they may decide to move on to where they will get less resistance.”“Where they do succeed, it is easy enough to remove the meter and I encourage people to do it. I believe this is rightful civil disobedience. The government can claim no mandate to implement these charges. There is overwhelming opposition to the charges and they should have scrapped them not modified them.” “It is important to remember that even if they install a meter on your supply, you can still join the boycott. Tens of thousands in Donegal will not pay regardless of whether we have meters or not. In the end it will be the impossibility of getting us all to pay that will make water charges uncollectable and will finally kill them off. Can’t Pay Won’t Pay’s message is: resist metering, support the protests and join the boycott.” ‘CAN’T PAY WON’T PAY’ SLAM ‘HEAVY-HANDED’ APPROACH OF IRISH WATER IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: January 8th, 2015 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:Can’t Pay Won’t PayIrish Waterletterkenny
Leeds United’s 2017-18 Championship fixtures06/08/2017 16:30 Bolton Wanderers v Leeds United12/08/2017 15:00 Leeds United v Preston North End15/08/2017 19:45 Leeds United v Fulham19/08/2017 15:00 Sunderland v Leeds United26/08/2017 15:00 Nottingham Forest v Leeds United09/09/2017 15:00 Leeds United v Burton Albion12/09/2017 19:45 Leeds United v Birmingham City16/09/2017 15:00 Millwall v Leeds United23/09/2017 15:00 Leeds United v Ipswich Town26/09/2017 19:45 Cardiff City v Leeds United30/09/2017 15:00 Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds United14/10/2017 15:00 Leeds United v Reading21/10/2017 15:00 Bristol City v Leeds United28/10/2017 15:00 Leeds United v Sheffield United31/10/2017 19:45 Leeds United v Derby County04/11/2017 15:00 Brentford v Leeds United18/11/2017 15:00 Leeds United v Middlesbrough21/11/2017 19:45 Wolverhampton v Leeds United25/11/2017 15:00 Barnsley v Leeds United02/12/2017 15:00 Leeds United v Aston Villa09/12/2017 15:00 Queens Park Rangers v Leeds United16/12/2017 15:00 Leeds United v Norwich City23/12/2017 15:00 Leeds United v Hull City26/12/2017 15:00 Burton Albion v Leeds United30/12/2017 15:00 Birmingham City v Leeds United01/01/2018 15:00 Leeds United v Nottingham Forest13/01/2018 15:00 Ipswich Town v Leeds United20/01/2018 15:00 Leeds United v Millwall27/01/2018 15:00 Hull City v Leeds United03/02/2018 15:00 Leeds United v Cardiff City10/02/2018 15:00 Sheffield United v Leeds United17/02/2018 15:00 Leeds United v Bristol City20/02/2018 19:45 Derby County v Leeds United24/02/2018 15:00 Leeds United v Brentford03/03/2018 15:00 Middlesbrough v Leeds United06/03/2018 19:45 Leeds United v Wolverhampton10/03/2018 15:00 Reading v Leeds United17/03/2018 15:00 Leeds United v Sheffield Wednesday31/03/2018 15:00 Leeds United v Bolton Wanderers02/04/2018 15:00 Fulham v Leeds United07/04/2018 15:00 Leeds United v Sunderland10/04/2018 19:45 Preston North End v Leeds United14/04/2018 15:00 Aston Villa v Leeds United21/04/2018 15:00 Leeds United v Barnsley28/04/2018 15:00 Norwich City v Leeds United06/05/2018 12:30 Leeds United v Queens Park RangerstalkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 have exclusive radio rights to the Sky Bet EFL Championship, League One and League Two for the next three seasons.The talkSPORT network will be the only place to hear 110 regular season EFL matches as well as the play-off semi-finals and finals. Scroll down for Leeds’ 2017-18 Championship fixtures 1
Stuck with a bad location? Here’s a few tips for getting better shots when your location is less than ideal.In a perfect world we would all be able to shoot in whatever location we want and control every aspect of the filmmaking process. Unfortunately we don’t live in a perfect world.Unless you are working on a big-budget shoot you are likely going to have to shoot in some less-than-ideal circumstances. Thankfully there are a few things you can do to help make a bad location better. Follow these 10 tips for getting the most out of every location.1. Show up Early and Make a PlanWhile you should always make it a point to show up early for your productions, it is especially important if you are shooting in a ‘bad’ location. By showing up early you can create a plan of attack for how you are going to deal with the various obstacles keeping you from getting great video. This is an easy one. Moving on…2. Set Expectations with ClientsClients are often clueless when it comes to selecting a good location for shooting video. Don’t assume that they know what makes a location good or bad. If your client is insisting on shooting in a specific location let them know possible pain points that may be associated with that locale. Setting these expectations will help to minimize surprises once you’re in the editing bay.3. Moving BlanketsSound is normally the biggest obstacle to overcome in a challenging location. It’s always best to seek out locations away from roads, crowds, and airports. However, if you simply must shoot in a specific location, one tool you can use to dampen echo and outside noise is a moving blanket. The coarse, thick material is perfect for mounting on walls, covering windows, or simply laying on a concrete floor. Unlike acoustic foam, moving blankets tend to be very affordable and versatile. I highly recommend getting some for your next production.4. Know the Schedule/Move the Shooting TimeYou’ve been here before…You begin shooting an interview only to be interrupted by people making noise and constantly walking onto your set. This all-too-common problem can be incredibly annoying, especially if you are on a time-crunch. Let your clients know that you will need time and space away from people. Typically this means shooting in the evening.5. White Balance for Blue/Orange and Green/MagentaMost bad locations have a commonality… florescent lighting. Florescent lights are bad for multiple reasons including buzzing, flickering, and strangely tinted light. If you simply must shoot with florescent lights you will likely find your footage more green than normal. On most cameras you can adjust your white balance from blue to orange, but this will not effect the green tint found with fluorescents. On most high-end cameras you can white balance to adjust for blue, orange, green, and magenta deep in the menu. Make sure to adjust both settings if you want an ideal white balance in florescent lighting.6. FiltersIn day-to-day life, mixed lighting isn’t that big of a deal, but when it comes to shooting video it can be a nightmare. Instead of trying to work with different color temperatures try using colored filters. By filtering your lights can make your video easier to color correct in post. Filters come in all sizes but I’d personally recommend getting a large roll of orange, blue, magenta, and ND filters. This way you can cut them to certain sizes as needed.7. Bring More LensesOne of the best ways to stay flexible on-set is to have an arsenal of lenses at a variety of focal lengths. Narrative films are typically shot on prime lenses, but if you are shooting a corporate video you can normally get away with shooting on a good zoom lens. I typically pack a 24-70mm and a 70-200mm lens. This allows me to stay versatile in less-than-ideal circumstances.8. Know What’s ImportantA video shoot is full of choices and compromises. It’s important for you to know the difference between what’s important and what’s not and to discern each in the moment. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to make your finished product as nice-as-possible, but knowing when to draw the line is important for you as a director/producer. When you’re in a time crunch – and who isn’t on a film/video production – sped the time fixing things on set that you simply can’t correct in post.Know of any other tips for shooting in a bad location? Share in the comments below.
Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now There are different versions of you that you bring to various endeavors and interactions. Some of those versions are more compelling, more interesting, more entertaining, and more persuasive than other versions. Because this is true, you need to be intentional about who you allow to show up.Your EnergyThe best version of yourself has energy. Other people can feel when that person shows up. The energy is high, and it is palpable. That energy has the power to move people, and it is infectious.But you have a low-key, low-energy version of yourself, too. No one takes notice when you allow this person shows up. No one can feel you when you have no charge. You move no one. (And as much as you might want to believe that being an introvert means you can’t have this energy, you can’t escape the fact that an introvert with a great big smile has a better energy).You PassionThe better you shows up with a passion. That version cares deeply about the outcome of what it is you are engaged in. The fact that you are passionate is enough to change how people feel about you, as well as how they feel when they are around you.The dispassionate you is not the best version that you have to offer. There is nothing sexy about not caring. Worse still is the cynical version of yourself you sometimes allow to show up. This version doesn’t win friends or influence people.Your IntentionsThe best version of yourself is intentional. That version brings the passion, the energy, and the focus that allows you to produce the outcomes you intend to create. When the best you shows up, you achieve results even when you have no control over anything other than your state.The lesser version you sometimes allow to show up is reactive. When you are unintentional, you allow yourself to drift, often resulting in your ending up somewhere you didn’t want to be.Your PresenceIt is wrong to withhold the best version of yourself. You deprive others of experiencing the best you have to offer. You allow the fear of being judged to keep you from turning up your thermostat and bringing a full dose of your energy, your passion, the true authentic you.The version of you that entertains, that educates, that persuades, and that influences others has a presence. That presence is compelling. It’s attractive. It’s exciting. Don’t withhold that version of yourself.Make sure that the version of you that shows up is your very best version.
Man Utd chief Woodward: Solskjaer job secureby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEd Woodward says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will remain Manchester United manager no matter what happens against Liverpool on Sunday.Supporters are growing restless after United’s spluttering start which sees them in 12th with nine points from eight games.But Woodward insists the club have a long-term plan that includes Solskjaer at the helm.”Ole has also instilled the discipline back into an environment where we may have lacked it in recent years,” said Woodward in an address to staff at Old Trafford. “He is building a squad that respects the club’s history, in which players work hard and respect their team-mates.”No one is bigger than the club. The changes we saw over the summer have resulted in a very young squad. But it’s also a squad, with the players and the culture, that provides a base camp for us to build and grow from as we start our new journey.”He added: “Ole’s vision maps exactly to the core three football objectives we have: we must win trophies, we must play attacking football, and we must give youth its chance,” said Woodward.”The middle section of last season, after Ole’s arrival, feels most relevant to what we want to achieve and where we want to be, we saw a team playing fast, fluid football, with a clear representation of the style and philosophy the manager wants.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
MIAMI GARDENS, FL – DECEMBER 30: MVP Dalvin Cook #4 of the Florida State Seminoles celebrates their 33 to 32 win over the Michigan Wolverines during the Capitol One Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium on December 30, 2016 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)Deandre Burnett is a guard on the Ole Miss basketball team. He’s also the brother of Dalvin Cook, Florida State’s top player.Ole Miss and Florida State will hit the field Monday night to open the 2016 season in the Camping World Kickoff. The Seminoles’ best player, running back Dalvin Cook, has a unique connection to Ole Miss: his brother plays basketball for the Rebels.Cook’s brother, Deandre Burnett, will be eligible to play guard for Ole Miss this season after sitting out last year. He’s a transfer from the University of Miami.In this hilarious video released today by Ole Miss basketball, Burnett meets Rebels quarterback Chad Kelly and members of the Ole Miss defense. When he is introduced to the latter, things get interesting.? Our dynamic new guard Deandre Burnett, brother of FSU’s Dalvin Cook, meets Chad Kelly & the @OleMissFB team ??? pic.twitter.com/uGZNdN4y4m— Ole Miss Basketball (@OleMissMBB) September 1, 2016That’s fantastic social media work by Ole Miss. Well-done.Florida State and Ole Miss kickoff at 8:00 p.m. ET Monday night from Camping World Stadium in Orlando. ABC will have the broadcast.
Nordic telco TeliaSonera is combining its two Lithuanian services, fixed-line operator Teo and mobile player Omnitel, in a single company that TeliaSonera says will strengthen its core business in the Nordic and Baltic markets.Teo will acquire Omnitel for €220 million on a cash and debt-free basis, with the united company expected to generate annual synergies of around €10 million when the deal is completed.Based on Omnitel’s full-year 2014 results, the purchase price corresponds to an EV/EBITDA multiple of 7.8x or approximately 5.7x taking the estimated synergies into consideration. A fairness opinion has been delivered by KPMG to the Board of Directors of Teo in connection with the transaction, according to TeliaSonera.Teo will use external financing for the acquisition and TeliaSonera’s ownership in Teo will remain at 88.15% following the transaction. The acquisition is expected to be completed by first quarter of 2016.“Consumers no longer make a distinction between fixed and mobile services and the demand for converged offerings are steadily increasing. The combination of Teo and Omnitel will create a leading, fully converged telecom operator and strengthen the market position through clear synergies and enhanced customer proposition,” said Robert Andersson, chair of the board of Teo.Separately, Teo this week added sports, news, fashion, interior design and entertainment service Delfi TV to its Interneto.tv OTT offering.Teo said it would also add a further four music and movie channels for kids from mid-October.Teo is also introducing catch-up TV for the past three days from 25 channels on the service, as well as 16 radiostations. Teo Smart TV customers will be able to use Interneto.tv free until the end of this year, after which they will be charged €4.90 a month for the service.“Delfi TV has become a video content broadcaster just as important as other Lithuanian TV stations. However, we are entering the professional TV market with new technologies, multi-platform solutions, which will allow viewers to watch sports broadcasts, quality shows and reportages at the time and place convenient for them via many devices,” said Vytautas Benokraitis, director of Delfi Media Group.
Feb 1 2019Zeus Industrial Products, Inc. (Zeus), a leading polymer extrusion manufacturer and material science innovator, has launched its latest polymer solution for medical device manufacturers. “Tie Layer” is an ultra-thin thermoplastic coating applied over a catheter liner during catheter construction. The coating creates a melt-bondable substrate that improves adhesion to both the liner and the catheter jacket during the reflow process.Zeus developed Tie Layer to reduce delamination between materials that are otherwise not melt-compatible for bonding. Delamination is a challenging failure mode in catheter construction and carries both risk and cost burden for many device manufacturers. Detection typically occurs during final testing, after production of the complete catheter assembly, resulting in significant final product yield loss.More importantly, delamination can lead to failures in the field and product recalls. By creating a stronger bond between the outer catheter jacket and inner liner, Zeus’ Tie Layer solution enhances and increases consistency in catheter performance and ultimately improves patient safety. Also, it reduces inspection requirements, increases product yield, and lowers manufacturing costs. Reduced cost and improved performance make Tie Layer a true total solution in catheter design and manufacturing.Zeus’ Tie Layer solution follows on the heels of another recent innovation. The company’s new FEP 2:1 heat shrink offers a pure FEP heat shrink in a ratio larger than current 1.3:1 or 1.6:1 options. The expanded capability of this Class VI approved product minimizes the need for manual stretching and makes covering uneven and angular surfaces easier, faster, and more reliable.Zeus will showcase both new solutions at Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West, the largest conference in North America for global medical device professionals. The event will take place February 5-7, 2019 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Zeus is exhibiting in booth 3113.Comments Source:https://www.zeusinc.com/company/news/zeus-introduces-tie-layer-polymer-solution-to-enhance-catheter-performance Improving patient safety and reducing manufacturing costs represent top priorities for the medical device industry. For over 50 years, Zeus has developed and delivered polymer solutions that help address these concerns. Our latest Tie Layer innovation creates a melt-bondable surface to improve adhesion and allows our customers to elevate the performance of their devices.”Matt Allen, Sr. Global Endovascular Market Manager, Zeus Industrial Products, Inc. Tie Layer will allow us to expand the Zeus portfolio of products and services to the markets we currently serve and enhance our already best-in-class polymer solutions. Because this process is applied to a variety of substrate materials, it will also unlock new opportunities and applications in both the medical and industrial markets.”Daryl Leach, Director of Global Market Management, Zeus Industrial Products, Inc. Quick FactsRelated StoriesImprove Patient Safety with Tie LayerZeus introduces new MRI-compatible LCP monofilament for vascular interventions Zeus’ new Tie Layer solution is a thermoplastic polymer coating as thin as 0.0001″ (0.0025 mm), allowing devices to maintain their overall profile. Tie Layer was developed to improve the bonding of liners to materials that otherwise are difficult to bond, such as polymer jackets, metallic braids, coils, and hypotubes. Tie Layer can be applied to legacy and next-generation PTFE liners and other substrate materials. The ultra-thin coating is available in various durometers, as well as Class VI approved materials including Pebax®, nylons, and polyurethanes. Multiple durometer options allow design engineers to tailor the performance of the finished catheter. By creating a stronger bond between the outer jacket and liner, Tie Layer enhances catheter performance, improves patient safety, increases yield, and reduces manufacturing costs. Zeus provides medical device manufacturers unmatched capabilities, including the highest quality rating in extruded PTFE liners in the widest range of sizes, the thinnest walls in the world, the shortest lead times in the industry, and the largest capacity available. Now we offer a Tie Layer coated liner that addresses the market’s need for reducing or even eliminating delamination. Our new Tie Layer solution provides product designers and engineers with an excellent option for addressing these challenges.”Bob Chaney, Senior Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing, Zeus Industrial Products, Inc.
Zuckerberg at center of Holocaust denial controversy (Update) Facebook found itself embroiled anew in controversy Thursday after chief executive Mark Zuckerberg argued the leading social network should not filter out posts denying the Holocaust. Credit: CC0 Public Domain © 2018 AFP This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further Citation: Facebook in fresh controversy over Holocaust denial (2018, July 19) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-07-facebook-fresh-controversy-holocaust-denial.html The comments by Zuckerberg drew fierce criticism and appeared to undermine Facebook’s latest effort to root out hate speech, violence and misinformation on its platform.In an interview with tech website Recode on Wednesday, Zuckerberg said that while Facebook was dedicated to stopping the spread of fake news, it would not filter out posts just on the basis of being factually wrong—including from Holocaust deniers and the conspiracy theory website Infowars.”I’m Jewish, and there’s a set of people who deny that the Holocaust happened,” he said in the interview.”I find that deeply offensive. But at the end of the day, I don’t believe that our platform should take that down because I think there are things that different people get wrong. I don’t think that they’re intentionally getting it wrong.”Critics quickly lashed out at Zuckerberg over the comments, saying these kinds of comments can incite hatred and violence.”Holocaust denial is the quintessential ‘fake news,'” said Abraham Cooper of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a rights group named for a famed Nazi hunter.”The Nazi Holocaust is the most documented atrocity in history, allowing the canard of Holocaust denial to be posted on Facebook, or any other social media platform cannot be justified in the name of ‘free exchange of ideas.'”Zeynep Tufekci, a University of North Carolina professor who follows social media said on Twitter: “Harder to find a group of people more *intentional* about “denying” an atrocity in order to pave the way for more violence than holocaust-deniers.”Zuckerberg later emailed Recode to clarify his comments, stating that if something is spreading and rated as false by the site’s fact checkers, “it would lose the vast majority of its distribution” on user feeds and that “if a post crossed line into advocating for violence or hate against a particular group, it would be removed.”Distraction from new effortThe episode was an unwelcome distraction for Facebook after it held a media briefing on the company’s new policy to remove bogus posts likely to spark violence.The new tactic being spread through the global social network was tested in Sri Lanka, which was recently rocked by inter-religious violence over false information posted on the platform.Jennifer Grygiel, a social media professor at Syracuse University, said that despite Facebook’s ramped up efforts it needs far more people to weed out posts that can be harmful on a platform with some two billion users worldwide.Zuckerberg “needs to figure out content moderation and he can’t do it without more people. This has life and death implications” Grygiel told AFP.”I don’t think he understand the decisions he makes has real-world implications for democracy.”Facebook has been blamed for failing to curb incitations to violence against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar and its WhatsApp messaging service has been implicated in lynchings and mob violence in India.The latest controversy comes with Facebook seeking to repair the damage from misinformation spread on the platform during the 2016 US election campaign and the hijacking of private data by consulting firm Cambridge Analytica as it worked on Donald Trump’s campaign.At the same time, Facebook has been accused by some politicians in Washington of bias in filtering out conservative voices.Some analysts said Facebook faces a difficult task in seeking to filter out misinformation and calls to violence and conform with regulations on hate speech in various countries while still remaining an open platform that allows free speech.”Facebook is in over its head but nobody has a full answer,” said Tufekci in a tweet.Fellow North Carolina professor Daniel Kreiss responded by saying “the issues are *really* challenging—a big problem is that FB never thought about any of the implications of its platform, data, speech policies, or misinformation before 2016, even as many of us were raising concerns.”
LONDON (Reuters) – The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator said in an interview to be published on Thursday that he was unimpressed by threats of no-deal Brexit but that if the United Kingdom opted for such a course it would have to face the consequences. FILE PHOTO: EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier speaks during a news conference at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Nicosia, Cyprus May 20, 2019. REUTERS/Yiannis KourtoglouAsked by the BBC what would happen if London tore up its EU membership card, Michel Barnier said: “The UK will have to face the consequences.” “I think that the UK side, which is well informed and competent and knows the way we work on the EU side, knew from the very beginning that we’ve never been impressed by such a threat,” Barnier said. “It’s not useful to use it”. Barnier spoke to the BBC before Britain’s Conservative Party leadership contest. Boris Johnson, who is the frontrunner in the contest to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, has pledged to leave the EU with or without a deal on Oct. 31. If Johnson wins, the three-year Brexit crisis could deepen as the EU has refused to countenance changing the Withdrawal Agreement and the British parliament could try to block a no-deal Brexit. Barnier said the Withdrawal Agreement “is the only way to leave the EU in an orderly manner”. EU Commission’s first vice-president, Frans Timmermans, told the BBC that UK ministers were “running around like idiots” when they arrived to negotiate Brexit in 2017. Timmermans said he was shocked by the standard of the British negotiation after initially expecting a brilliant show. “We thought they are so brilliant,” he said. “That in some vault somewhere in Westminster there will be a Harry Potter-like book with all the tricks and all the things in it to do.” But then: “I thought, ‘Oh my God, they haven’t got a plan, they haven’t got a plan.’” “Time’s running out and you don’t have a plan. It’s like Lance Corporal Jones, you know, ‘Don’t panic, don’t panic!’ Running around like idiots.” Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; editing by Costas PitasOur Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.