Gardai are investigating a spate of car break-ins while motorists attended mass today.The break-ins occurred as people attended 9.30am mass at the Church of the Irish Martyrs in Letterkenny.A total of four cars had their windows smashed in and a number of items were taken from the unattended cars. Gardai are seeking the occupants of a black Volkswagon Scirocco which was seen in the area at the time.There were two males on board.Garda Grainne Doherty has appealed to anybody who seen anything suspicious outside the church between 9.30am and 9.50am to get in touch with Gardai in Letterkenny.“We would appeal to anybody who seen anything suspicious including this black car to get in touch.” Fury as cars broken into outside local church in Letterkenny was last modified: December 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)
Get Raiders news in your inbox. Sign up now for the free Raiders HQ newsletter. OAKLAND — It was the waning moments of a 33-13 loss to the Los Angeles Rams, and what was left of the home crowd was letting the Raiders have it.There were boos and catcalls. “Hey, D.C., you stink” … “Way to move the rock, Chucky!”A promising first half … Click HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.WATCH: Raiders quarterback Derek Carr on their loss to the Rams.
15 December 2005Four years after finishing their race, South Africa’s mens’ 4x100m relay team have been declared world champions.Competing at the 2001 IAAF World Championships in Edmonton, Canada, the team finished second to the favourites from the US. The South Africans, Morne Nagel, Corne du Plessis, Lee-Roy Newton and Matthew Quinn, ran the races of their lives to reach the finals and finish second to the Americans.Their time of 38.47 sec is the current South African record.Prohibited substanceTim Montgomery, a member of the 2001 US relay team, was on Tuesday found guilty of a doping offence.Although Montgomery has never tested positive for any IAAF-prohibited substances, he was convicted after testimony by other athletes that he admitted to using a substance he called “clear”.Montgomery declined to give evidence in his defence.He announced his retirement from athletics following the Council of Arbitration for Sport’s decision to impose a two-year ban.Retroactive cancellationThe two-year suspension also includes a retroactive cancellation of all his performances dating back to 31 March 2005. This means that all the times that Montgomery ran, including his 2002 world record, and all his results and wins, have been removed from the record books.The cancellation disqualifies the American team’s 2001 World Championships victory, and hands the South Africans the gold.Ironically, the Americans only made the 2001 final after appealling their semi-final disqualification for a lane infringement.The South Africans now become one of the very few teams to have won the short relay, as the Americans have had a virtual stranglehold on the event. Only the Canadian and Trinidadian teams have challenged the American supremacy in the event.The South Africans said at the time that Hestrie Cloete’s gold in the Women’s high jump, won minutes earlier, had pumped them up.SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
The social web is increasingly multilingual. About half the updates on Twitter are in a language other than English, according to a study released in February. Facebook has been translated into more than 50 languages for its 500 million users are all over the world. The day when English is no longer the dominant language on social networks may not be far off.Social Translate is a new open source extension for Google’s Chrome browser that translates updates on social networking sites into your native language using Google Translate.You can choose between “reliable,” which appears to attempt fewer translations, or “aggressive,” which is less accurate but attempts to guess at more words.Of course, Google Translate’s ability is limited, and it seems to extract less meaning when the sentences are short.A tweet from one of the top users in Beijing translated from Chinese to English using Social Translate.Social Translate is a useful and relevant idea for a web that is increasingly composed of conversations. The extension has some shortcomings and a few bugs, judging by a quick test and its page on Google Code. It detects languages correctly on Twitter and translates acceptably (except for the fact that Google Translate often turns up total nonsense), letting users skip the Google Translate prompt that appears when you navigate to a site in a foreign language. If your first language is English but you’re also fluent in Spanish, you can tell Social Translate to display Spanish tweets but translate any other language to English.On Facebook, the extension is measurably less useful. It only translates status updates as they appear in your News Feed – not in comments on updates, in profiles or on users’ walls.It appears the two developers, Andrew Swerdlow and Nav Jagpal, are still working out the kinks with this extension. I could not get the extension to work for MySpace or Google Buzz, although the developers intend for it to work for those services.Update: Just got an email from Swerdlow, who says they are testing a build that works with Buzz and hope to ramp up on some of the other big sites over the next few months. If you download Social Translate, you can test it by going to Swerdlow’s multilingual Twitter page, http://twitter.com/AndroidX. Tags:#international#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… adrianne jeffries
World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAfter representing the Philippines in the Fiba 3×3 World Cup, Kobe Paras and Kiefer Ravena will wear the country’s colors anew in the 2017 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia set in August.Joining Paras and Ravena are Ray Parks, Troy Rosario, Kevin Ferrer and Fil-German Christian Standhardinger.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Fortune marvels at Pacquiao conditioning: ‘A physical freak’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire What ‘missteps’? Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage LATEST STORIES Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Baser Amer, who is having his breakout year in the PBA, Raymar Jose, Carl Cruz, Von Pessumal, Mike Tolomia and Almond Vosotros round out the roster which was announced by national team coach Chot Reyes on Tuesday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout MOST READ View comments
The last few hours before the world’s biggest sporting spectacle begins is always filled with tension and suspense.And as the city of London gives final touches to its seven-year-long preparation before the Olympics opening ceremony on Friday night, everyone wishes the Games are peaceful and each of the 304 sporting events is fought in the right spirit.Gone are the days when the extravaganza called Olympic opening ceremony was kept as a secret. It has become almost a tradition now for other countries to spy on the drama that will unfold in those three hours plus.Glitz, glamour, light and sound, all that will go into the opening ceremony being directed by Danny Boyle has already been detailed. But there can still be a huge suspense as what the world will finally see through live TV signals can be different.The weather in London has been pleasant after an incredibly wet summer. The sun has been shining the last few days, which means the locals can wear bare minimum clothes.Four years ago, when Beijing wanted to show the world its sporting might and ability to organise a high voltage opening ceremony, they wanted to fire ‘rockets’ in the air to disperse the clouds!In London, no such thing has been planned and whatever nature decides will be accepted. The big problem for LOCOG, organisers of the London Olympics, is who will light the Olympic flame.Lord Sebastian Coe, head of LOCOG told Mail Today on Thursday who will light the torch is still undecided. From the man on the streets to social media like Twitter, there has been intense speculation.advertisementFive-time Olympic gold medallist rower Steve Redgrave and decathlete Daley Thompson are touted as favourites but Kelly Holmes, winner of the 800m and 1500 m in Athens, 2004, could also got a look in. But don’t be surprised if the organisers decide that more than one top former British athlete gets to do the honours.After the opening ceremony, it will be 15 days of pulsating action where riveting rivalries in track and field and swimming have already attracted attention, aroused interest and instilled desire.Usain Bolt vs Yohan Blake in the 100m and 200m and Michael Phelps vs Ryan Lochte in the swimming pool are events which the world is waiting for. Contests of these nature are played out only once every four years which is what the Olympics is all about.Looking at the global rivalries, the way China has grown as a sporting giant will be watched with interest. In the Beijing Olympics, China topped the medal tally with 51 gold, 21 silver and 28 bronze for an aggregate of 100 medals. The United States of America was second with 36 gold, 38 silver and 36 bronze while Russia were third.As the hosts, Britan will look to enhance its image as a serious sporting superpower. In Beijing , their tally did swell to 19 gold, 15 silver and 15 bronze for an aggregate of 47 medals.It is gold medals which matter the most and Britain will hope that its newest stars like Wimbledon runner-up Andy Murray and Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins can fire their chances.Well before then opening ceremony, there have been a few goof-ups. At the women’s football event, a wrong flag of South Korea was shown to the North Koreans causing the match against Colombia to be delayed by an hour.Even though the organisers had to apologise to the North Koreans, it has already left people wondering what more gaffes are in store.For sheer precision and punctuality, what Beijing did as a host city was almost machine like. For London to hold a glitch-free Games will not be asking for too much despite a dip in their economy.The host nation is hoping that the Olympics will boost its economy, but each host has only been counting deficits at the end of the Games.And what about India’s chances at the London Olympics? There is an air of expectancy that this time around India can win more medals than the three at Beijing.In archery, shooting, wrestling, badminton, boxing and even mixed doubles, there are medal chances.Feats of Abhinav Bindra, Ronjan Sodhi, Deepika Kumari, Saina Nehwal, Vijender and the new boxing breed plus the wrestlers raise huge hopes. So does MC Mary Kom who represents India as women’s boxing makes its debut.With adequate government funding and the corporates also chipping in well now, Indian sport should do well. After all, post Beijing, the medal haul at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and the Guangzhou Asian Games did show an improvement.advertisementGone are the days when the Indian athletes competed in the Olympics just to mark their presence. The new age heroes believe in themselves and are ready to surprise the world.