LARGE CROWD EXPECTED TO HIT THE STREETS FOR ST EUNANS COLLEGE 5K TONIGHT

first_imgA large crowd is expected in Letterkenny for the increasingly popular St Eunans College 5K.The event starts at 7.15pm with registration taking place from 6pm onwards.A great and fun occasion is promised by the organisers with all proceeds going to the college. See below for full details.LARGE CROWD EXPECTED TO HIT THE STREETS FOR ST EUNANS COLLEGE 5K TONIGHT was last modified: April 10th, 2014 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:letterkennySt Eunans 5Klast_img read more

Consumer help: estate and rental agents

first_imgGuidelines for renting, buying or selling property through an estate agent, how to protect your interests when doing so, and what you can do if things go wrong.We profile the organisations that can help you in real estate. (Image: Brand South Africa)Brand South Africa reporterEstate Agency Affairs BoardA body established by the government to protect your interests when you buy and sell property through an estate agent. All agents have to register with the board, and must comply with the board’s code of conduct. Agents are issued with an annual fidelity fund certificate, which they should display. You can check with the board whether the agent is registered or not.You can also complain against an estate agent whom you suspect has violated either the law or the code of conduct governing the industry.You are entitled to claim repayment from the board’s fidelity fund if an estate agent has stolen or mismanaged your money. Their website includes a wealth of related information and resources, such as guides for property buyers and guidelines for estate agents.Website: www.eaab.org.zaWhistleblower hotline: 0800 223 225The website’s disciplinaries section provides information on how to lodge complaints.Rental Housing TribunalsIf you have a problem with your landlord, you should approach the Rental Housing Tribunal in your province.Rental Housing Tribunals are independent bodies appointed by the Provincial Housing Minister to ensure stability in rental housing market and resolve disputes between landlords and tenants. These include problems with unfair practices such as the refunding of deposits, privacy, overcrowding, exploitative rentals, maintenance and repairs and illegal lockout or disconnection of services.Offices comprise three to five member who have expertise in housing management, housing development, and consumer matters relating to rental housing.The tribunals have the authority to arrange mediations or to subpoena parties to a hearing. Rulings by the tribunal are deemed to be judgments of a magistrate’s court.Rental Housing Tribunals operate on a provincial basis, generally falling under the Human Settlements department. See the Department of Human Settlements’ website.Or contact:Eastern CapeFree StateGautengKwaZulu NatalLimpopoMpumalangaNorthern CapeNorth WestWestern CapeOriginally published 24 April 2002Reviewed 12 July 2012Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

FFA soil judging winners announced

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Student teams from Northmor High School in Morrow County and Gallia Academy High School in Gallia County were first place winners in the 65th annual FFA State Land and Soil Judging Contest held Oct. 14 at the Farm Science Review site in Madison County. The event is sponsored by the Ohio Department of Agriculture Division of Soil and Water Conservation, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Delaware Soil and Water Conservation District and Haviland Plastic Products.Northmor’s victory came in the rural land judging portion of the competition, where soils are evaluated for their limitations, soil health, fertility and overall potential for agricultural production. The Gallia Academy win came in the urban soil judging category, which challenges students to evaluate soil limitations for urban applications such as buildings, septic systems, roads and landscaping.Teams from East Clinton High School (Clinton County) and Upper Sandusky High School (Wyandot County) placed second and third, respectively, in the rural contest. Northwestern High School (Wayne County) and Fredericktown High School (Knox County) took second and third place, respectively, in the urban contest.Conner Johnson of Wauseon High School (Fulton County) was the top scoring student in the Rural Land and Soil Judging Contest. Alec Ogg of Upper Sandusky High School and Chris Bood of Northmor High School placed second and third as individuals in the rural contest.Kyler Greenlee of Gallia Academy High School (Gallia County) received first place in the Urban Land Judging Contest. Cody Tegtmeier of Northwestern High School and Kathy Lehman of Crestview High School placed second and third as individuals in the urban contest.This year’s state-level competition hosted 92 high school teams, with a combined 334 students competing. Nearly 400 schools and close to 2,000 students participated in the district contests to determine which schools would advance to the state contest. The Northmor High School and Gallia Academy High School teams are now eligible to compete in the National Land and Soil Judging contest in Oklahoma next May.last_img read more

Over Concerns About Openness, OpenStack Founder Leaves Rackspace

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#cloud#news Related Posts alex williams Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img One of the founding members and chief architect for OpenStack says he could not get necessary changes to the open-source cloud effort made and has left Rackspace as a result. Rick Clark wrote in a blog post that he left Rackspace to pursue an opportunity at Cisco but also due to his inability to effectively lobby for changes he believes need to be made to the OpenStack effort.In particular he cited the OpenStack Governance Model that went underwent changes without community participation.OoenStack detailed the changes in a blog post. These include the election of technical leads for each project and the revamping of the Project Policy Board. There will also be a new Advisory Board.What Clark’s Departure MeansClark’s departure comes one month before the OpenStack Design Summit. The conference will help set the tone for its next evolution and test its mettle as an open organization.Openness made the Linux movement what it was. OpenStack is at a juncture that could define it as an open, community driven organization. The energy is behind the effort but confidence in the organization will in part depend on how it evolves. Clark questions that openness but is also a believer in OpenStack’s future. His post drew such attention that he took it upon himself to write a follow-up, clarifying his views about Rackpace and his support for OpenStack.Rackspace provided the following statement:Rackspace does not comment on the circumstances under which employees leave the company. We’ve gotten positive feedback on the recent changes in governance of OpenStack, with elections happening now. Code contributions continue to pour in from around the globe as we work toward the 3rd release (Cactus) April 14, followed by the second public Design Summit, April 26-29. With new developers and organizations joining and investing in the project every day, we’ve never been more excited about OpenStack’s future.In an interview, Clark said his new role at Cisco is as principal engineer and to help with open-source efforts. It was a huge opportunity he could not pass up. He thinks Rackspace is trying to do the right thing but needs to avoid the problem in the future. What he does not want is a fork. A split is bad for everyone.He supports the changes that Rackspace has made. There will be tech leads for each of the sub projects that are part of OpenStack. His role as chief architect is going away. “That’s how it should be,” Clark said.Five Big IssuesClark cited five issues in his original post that he says illustrate the problems at hand:Influence over Control. In Clark’s view, Rackspace is trying to control OpenStack more than influence it. The company had made changes to the governance of OpenStack without discussing with the community.Openness Matters. Clark says that from the start, OpenStack said openness and transparency were core to the organization. If that’s the case, then why did Rackspace not make it transparent and in the open about the changes it was making to the governance of the organization?Technology not Marketing. There’s concern that Rackspace is treating OpenStack as a marketing vehicle more than as the technology initiative it really is.Community means Participation. The OpenStack definition for community is wrong. Signing up partners does not mean the effort has a community. Partners did sign up to be a part of OpenStack but there is an issue with participation. Foundation, Foundation, Foundation. The code for OpenStack needs to go into a foundation. He writes: “Putting the code in a foundation similar to the Linux Foundation, is good for everyone. IANAL, but I believe it protects Rackspace from some types of legal liability, spreads out the cost of running the project, it shows that Rackspace understands that it doesn’t actually own the project, and it protects the project from management changes and changes of priorities at any one company. Most important of all, it encourages an ecosystem to develop, by placing everyone on fair and equal footing.”The Future of OpenStackThe future of OpenStack viewed from today’s vantage point tells a story about a movement that may be better defined by its second year than by its first.It was only OSCON last July when OpenStack launched. We have yet to see any major developments emerge from it. Those should come by next year.But in the meantime, there are some important issues to resolve before OpenStack is an open-source movement that is truly comparable to the Linux community. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Rahul Gandhi to address campaign rallies on October 13, 15

first_imgHours after Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray said the absence of ex-Congress president Rahul Gandhi from the Assembly polls campaign was a sign that the Opposition had given up hopes, the Congress announced that Mr. Gandhi would indeed be campaigning in the State on October 13 and 15. A senior Congress leader said on Wednesday that dates for Mr. Gandhi’s visits to Maharashtra had been finalised. “He will campaign for the party on October 13 and 15. Rahulji will be addressing five to six public meetings in different parts of the State. He will surely address one rally in each revenue division of Maharashtra,” said the leader, adding that venues of the rallies are being finalised. Earlier on Wednesday, addressing a rally at Ner in Dhule district, Mr. Fadnavis said, “I read in newspapers that Rahul Gandhi is in Bangkok. He knows they are going to lose anyway, so why take the blame for the defeat? He is not ready to come here.” In another rally in Sangamner, Mr. Thackeray said, “Your leader [Mr. Gandhi] has reached Bangkok. So, you [State Congress chief Balasaheb Thorat] too, can sit at home and cease campaigning else the public will compel you to do so.”It will be for the first time that Mr. Gandhi will address public meetings after the Congress drubbing in the Lok Sabha election and his resignation as party president. It also comes against the background of rumours that the Gandhi family has decided not to campaign for the Assembly elections. When asked, the senior leader said party president Sonia Gandhi is also likely to address at least one rally in the State. “We have sought Priyankaji as well to campaign in the State. The dates and other details of her visit are not yet finalised,” he said.last_img read more

Liberty Global has completed the acquisition of Po

first_imgLiberty Global has completed the acquisition of Polish cable operator Aster, which has been merged with UPC Poland.UPC will respect all existing Aster customer contracts. Aster customers in areas where UPC networks are also available will be able to sign up for UPC services. The merger gives UPC Poland a base of 1.5 million customers, with a total of 2.5 million homes passed.last_img