THE TRUTH ABOUT CRISP FACTORY: 26 PEOPLE ARE LOSING JOBS – AND ‘ABSOLUTELY NO GUARANTEE’ OF NEW JOBS DESPITE MASSIVE GRANT

first_imgDESPITE claims from the Government junior Minister Dinny McGinley that reports of 26 jobs losses are ‘misleading’ it has been confirmed that 26 people are losing their jobs at Largo Foods in Gaoth Dobhair.And donegaldaily.com can reveal details of conditions of a massive €579,000 grant to the crisp factory owners do not include any guarantee on new jobs.Largo Foods has confirmed that 52 part-time positions are going at the factory on the Gaoth Dobhair industrial estate. These will be replaced by 26 full-time positions, leaving 26 people out of work by the end of the year.These voluntary redundancies have, according to the Minister, been agreed with staff.However his claims today that 24 new full-time positions will be created as a result of this week’s grant from Údarás na Gaeltachta isn’t correct, sources told donegaldaily.com.Most of the money – no exact figure has been officially released – is to be spent on research and development of new products. But if that research fails to produce a market-winning new crisp, no new jobs will be created, a document shown to us clearly reveals.We have been told that there is no condition in the grant handover that Largo Foods has to create new positions in Co Donegal.It simply mentions the ‘possibility’ of creating 24 new jobs. Largo is not duty bound to do so.One insider told us: “The crisp factory provides vital employment in the area and we are glad of it; but the company must be more clear in its communications.“No-one is disputing that the same amount of work will continue but the bottom line is that 26 people will be on the dole at the end of this process. “And it should be made clear no new jobs come with this grant money; just a desire to create new positions. But it isn’t compulsory. And it’s not in the contract.”© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldaily Follow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyTHE TRUTH ABOUT CRISP FACTORY: 26 PEOPLE ARE LOSING JOBS – AND ‘ABSOLUTELY NO GUARANTEE’ OF NEW JOBS DESPITE MASSIVE GRANT was last modified: February 23rd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:THE TRUTH ABOUT CRISP FACTORY: 26 PEOPLE ARE LOSING JOBS – AND ‘ABSOLUTELY NO GUARANTEE’ OF NEW JOBS DESPITE MASSIVE GRANTlast_img read more

Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 77 | College days and FFA twinning

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 77th Ohio Ag Net podcast brings Ty Higgins, Matt Reese, and Joel Penhorwood together on a rainy day during harvest season.Joel talks with Monte Anderson and several Wilmington College students after the recent fall agriculture and equine business management visit day.Matt hears from Grant and Grace Lach — both state FFA officers, and get this, twins!The full interviews and more on the Ohio Ag Net Podcast, sponsored by AgriGold.last_img

Weekend Project: Break Into Your Mobile Apps

first_imgRelated Posts Breaking into Android Apps Have an Android phone instead? There’s a similar – OK, slightly more tricky – procedure for breaking into Android apps. This procedure involves accessing the contents in the .dex file – the single file that contains all of an app’s resources, assets, code and its manifest file.Again, may we remind you: educational purposes only! Locate the Android app on your computer and change the file extension from .apk to .zip.Unzip the zip file. (Alternately, you can use a program like 7Zip to open an .apk file). Inside the file contents, find the file classes.dex, this contains all the Java files, but it’s encrypted.To decrypt the file, download Dex2Jar from here and a Java compiler like JD from here. (Yep, we told you this was a bit harder). Copy classes.dex to the folder where you unzipped Dex2Jar and run from the command line: “dex2jar.bat classes.dex” – this will convert the classes.dex file to a JAR file. This creates a file with an odd name like classes.dex.dex2jar.jar. Launch JD decompiler. ?Open the classes.dex.dex2jar.jar file and view the .class files.At least, those are the steps according to WebageSolutions. AndroidGuys says you can stop at #6 then just use WinRAR to open the file.There’s also another method using a tool called apktool, hosted here on Google Code. This software is designed for reengineering Android apps. It can decode resources to nearly original form and rebuild them after making some modifications. As noted on the Google Code site, this tool is not meant for piracy or illegal uses, but can be helpful in “localizing, adding some features or support for custom platforms and other GOOD purposes.”Or, you know, because you can?To go this route instead, follow the detailed instructions on the project home page.Whichever way you find easier, the end result is the same: you can break into your Android apps, too.Some people don’t like when tutorials like this are posted online, because they could encourage piracy. But frankly, people who are going to pirate apps don’t need our help – they’ll find a way on their own. However, for budding developers – maybe those who want to try out Google’s DIY App Inventor, for example – being able to peer inside an app’s folders is a good first step in beginning to understand mobile software’s structure. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#Apple#Google#How To#mobile#web The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology sarah perez Champagne and fireworks not your thing? Instead of partying it up this New Year’s Eve weekend, why not take the time to do a little hacking instead???Every so often, we like to feature a “weekend project” here on ReadWriteWeb. These generally consist of the kind of things you’ll want to try out and play with when you have some free time, like over a weekend. Past projects have included things like hacking Nike+ for automatic Foursquare check-ins, a resource list on how to get started hacking Microsoft Kinect, experimenting with a customized, third-party version of Chrome OS called “Vanilla,” and more.This weekend, we’ve decided to round up a few resources detailing how to peek inside your mobile applications.Breaking into iOS AppsThanks to a guide we found on Appstorm, we discovered that you can “break into” your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch applications, so you can see what’s inside of them. Why on earth would you want to do this? Well, Appstorm says it could be useful if you wanted to get to the content they contain – like video tutorials that are taking up more space on your phone than you would like, and that you want to watch on a larger screen. Or maybe there’s a soundtrack to a game that you want to grab and mix, mashup or turn into a ringtone.Of course, you should proceed carefully here – that content doesn’t belong to you, and the rights associated with it should be observed.However, we have a perfectly good reason you should try this out: because you can.  And c’mon, fellow geeks – isn’t that good enough for you? Consider this a guide meant for “educational purposes only.” Something you learn about, not something you do because you want to steal code, music, videos, images or anything else an app contains.A short how-to on the break-in process is below, but we recommend checking out the more detailed guide on Appstorm if you run into trouble. We added some tips for Windows users, too, since Appstorm only focused on Mac systems.Find your apps in iTunes, right-click on the app, select “Show in Finder” or in Windows “Show in Windows Explorer.” (Alternately, you can just navigate to the iTunes folder “Mobile Applications” to see your apps). Copy the app from its original location to somewhere else, like your desktop. Change the file extension from .ipa to .zipUnzip the file.On Mac, go into the Payload folder, right-click on the .app file and choose “Show Package Contents.” This will open a second Finder window showing everything contained in the app. On Windows, you can just double-click on the .app file to do the same (tested on Windows 7). That’s it! You’re inside your app! Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementlast_img read more

Facebook Graph Search: Noisier And Nosier Than Ever

first_imgTags:#Facebook#friends#Instagram#notifications#social media#twitter A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Related Posts Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verificationcenter_img In rolling out its new Graph Search, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was quick to caution that “it’s going to take years to index the whole map of the graph.”  That’s great.  It gives me time to completely remove myself from Facebook.When I dropped off Facebook a few weeks ago, it wasn’t in pursuit of some grand, moral crusade.  I was simply trying to show solidarity with my 13-year old son, who had become obsessed (addicted?) to a massively multiplayer game played on Facebook. When I took away his Facebook privileges in an attempt to help him kick the habit, I decided that a hiatus from Facebook would do me some good, too, and would show him that I wasn’t asking him to give up something that I, too, wasn’t willing to abandon.  Little did I suspect the incredible relief that would come from cutting out Facebook and Instagram from my life. (I kept Twitter, however, as it has become a useful business tool for me.)At the same time, to keep myself from slavishly staring at my iPhone all the time – again, not wanting to be a bad example for my son – I turned off all notifications. Then I did the same thing on my laptop. I wasn’t attempting a Digital Purge, as John Paul Titlow describes in ReadWrite: I simply wanted to control how and when I’d use my devices and their applications, rather than having them constantly clamoring for my attention. I wanted control.Peace At LastIt has been amazing.  I’ve felt more peaceful and thoughtful than I have in years. (Regular readers of my column here may disagree, but we’ll bracket that issue for now.)This reprieve from the onslaught of social media and its attendant army of notifications (“Lonn likes your post.  He really likes it!”) couldn’t have come at a better time, now that Facebook’s Graph Search is set to make it even easier for random people that I’ve accepted as “friends” to search my interests and take action based on them. (“Hey! I like The Hobbit, too! Want to go to the community theatre’s production of Bilbo and Me?” “You’ve eaten at Flour + Water. What should I get?”)Facebook was noisy before. Now it’s going to be nosy, too? No, thanks.Jon Mitchell is right: we need a unified search box, not a Facebook or Google or Apple walled-garden search experience. Google comes closest to this, but of course Facebook has siloed its “graph” such that Google can’t index it. That may be great for Facebook’s business, but it’s terrible for the user experience.  Having said that, if I have to let people scour my random postings across social media, I’d prefer them to be my friends. I just wish Facebook more accurately reflected who those friends actually are. We can’t manage more than 150 friends meaningfully, at least, according to Robin Dunbar’s influential research.  I must be slow, as I don’t even want to interact with those 150 friends when it comes to choosing a restaurant or a movie. There are few individuals that I trust on such matters: I either want an expert (Zagat) or the foolishness of crowds (Yelp). I don’t want my brother, who might hype me on the new dish at Olive Garden. (A fate worse than death!)In sum, I’m enjoying my life sans Facebook, and I imagine I’ll enjoy it even more now that Facebook wants to make it even easier to invade my personal space without real value in return. Maybe it will be useful for dating, but I have zero interest in this.I just want a place to hang out with real friends. It turns out that there’s an even better place to do this than Facebook. It’s called “the real world.” The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Matt Asaylast_img read more

SRK awaits Big B’s TV show Yudh, Amitabh Bachchan thanks him for wishes

first_imgMegastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is gearing up for the launch of his debut fiction TV show Yudh, has thanked superstar Shah Rukh Khan for his wishes for the series.Shah Rukh, 48, had previously taken to Twitter to express his excitement for Yudh and said the show will be ‘path breaking’.He tweeted: “@SrBachchan waiting for Yudh. Am sure it will be path breaking as all your other endeavours have been.” The two actors, who have worked together in films like Mohabbatein, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, Bhoothnath and Bhootnath Returns.In return, the 71-year-old actor, said, “Thank you SRK for your wishes for Yudh. Whether it will be path breaking or not is not known (sic).”The two stars also made plans of a football game as both are big fans of the sport.”Let’s do football one night sir,” Shah Rukh said, to which Bachchan replied, “What will be path breaking will be if I can beat you at the PS4 football game that you invite me for!”The two actors, who have worked together in films like Mohabbatein, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, Bhoothnath and Bhootnath Returns.last_img read more

Love Jihad on the cover of RSS mouthpieces ahead of UP bypolls

first_imgTara Sahdev and Ranjit Kumar KohliDespite the BJP dropping plans to discuss Love Jihad at a meeting in Uttar Pradesh last month, the party’s ideological mentor, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, has put the controversial issue on the covers of Panchjanya and Organiser, its Hindi and English mouthpieces, respectively.The Organiser cover features a photograph of Ranchi-based shooter, Tara Sahdev, who has accused her husband, Ranjit Kumar Kohli aka Rakibul Hassan, of forcing her to convert to Islam. The caption next to her photo asks: “Love Jihad Reality of Rhetoric?”The more provocative Panchjanya cover has the photograph of a man wearing a kaffiyah (traditional Arab headdress) sporting a beard in the shape of a heart and sunglasses with a reflection of red hearts on them. “Pyar andha ya dhandha”, says the cover. The Hindi text with the photograph says, “The story of Tara (Sahdev) forced to become Sara in Jharkhand has exposed the business of Jihad in the name of love. It is being said that the money from Gulf nations is the source of Love Jihad.”This is the first time the RSS has addressed the issue of Love Jihad which refers to the alleged phenomenon of forced or deceitful conversion of Hindu women to Islam by Muslim men. Hindu groups affiliated to the RSS, like the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, the Bajrang Dal, the Hindu Jagran Manch and Dharm Jagran Manch, have campaigned in the region on the issue.The two cover stories came a week ahead of the crucial bypolls to 11 Assembly seats and one Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh, scheduled on September 13. Opposition parties have accused the BJP of fanning communal tension to polarise voters in the areas that vote next week.advertisementOn Thursday, the Allahabad High Court asked for replies from the UP government and the Election Commission of India to a PIL seeking a ban on the use of Love Jihad as a term. The PIL also asked for a ban on BJP leaders Kalraj Mishra and Yogi Adityanath from campaigning for the bypolls.last_img read more

Belgium’s Witsel ‘on cusp’ of Borussia Dortmund move from China

first_imgBerlin, Aug 6 (AFP) Belgian international midfielder Axel Witsel is “on the cusp” of joining Borussia Dortmund on a four-year deal, the Bundesliga club announced today. The 29-year-old has been playing for Chinese side Tianjin Quanjian since January 2017, but his strong performances in Belgium’s run to the World Cup semi-finals have paved the way for a return to Europe. “Borussia Dortmund are on the cusp of signing the Belgium national player Axel Witsel,” the German giants said. “The World Cup bronze medallist joined up with the BVB team today (Monday)… with the group currently undertaking their summer training camp in Bad Ragaz (Switzerland).” Dortmund said that Witsel had activated his release clause — reported to be around 20 million euros ($23 million) — before the Chinese deadline day on Sunday, and that his move would be confirmed in the coming days. The former Zenit St Petersburg star has scored nine goals in 96 international appearances, and played six times at the World Cup in Russia. “After the World Cup, I was determined to transfer back to Europe,” said Witsel. “I am really happy and also proud that I will soon be able to play for BVB. I didn’t have to think about it for very long after our first discussion because Borussia Dortmund is one of the best clubs on the continent in my opinion. “I honestly cannot wait to run out in front of 81,000 people.” Witsel will become new Dortmund coach Lucien Favre’s second major signing of the close-season, after also bringing Dane Thomas Delaney to Signal Iduna Park from Werder Bremen for 20 million euros.advertisement Dortmund have struggled to put any pressure on Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga in recent seasons, and only just snatched the fourth and final Champions League spot ahead of Bayer Leverkusen on goal difference last term. Sporting director Michael Zorc hailed Witsel’s arrival, saying: “Axel is a player of great international experience who brings all the qualities required to make a mark on the BVB midfield: tactical awareness, strength when challenging for the ball, pace, creativity, and mentality.” (AFP) AHAHlast_img read more

a month ago​Arsenal boss Emery lauds ‘humble’ Gabriel Martinelli

first_img​Arsenal boss Emery lauds ‘humble’ Gabriel Martinelliby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal manager Unai Emery was full of praise for Gabriel Martinelli after his performance against Nottingham Forest.The youngster was one of several fringe players who got a chance in the Carabao Cup game, which Arsenal won 5-0.And Martinelli was singled out for praise by Emery in his post-match comments to the club’s official website.Emery said: “Martinelli is a very young player. But he came here and we were waiting and watching him, how he could improve with us and really, really in the pre-season he played very well. “He was working in each training with a big spirit and with a big performance and I spoke with him to have some passion for when he gets his opportunity to play, to do like he was doing in the training and the matches in the pre-season. Tonight he did that. “Really, he deserved it because he is very humble, a humble player and he fights, he is hungry to have that opportunity to help us and really it was perfect, his work tonight.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Strata Corporations Urged to File Annual Returns

first_img Speaking at a recent JIS Think Tank, the CSC’s Inspectorate Manager, Ainsworth Norton, said that there has been a worrying trend of non-compliance in the filing of the documents. Proprietors of strata corporations are being urged to file their annual returns with the Commission of Strata Corporations (CSC) in order to avoid delinquency. The filing of annual returns is necessary to ensure that strata corporations meet their statutory obligations in accordance with the Act; that the strata keep proper books of accounts; and that certain policies and procedures are in place and adhered to. Story Highlights Proprietors of strata corporations are being urged to file their annual returns with the Commission of Strata Corporations (CSC) in order to avoid delinquency.Speaking at a recent JIS Think Tank, the CSC’s Inspectorate Manager, Ainsworth Norton, said that there has been a worrying trend of non-compliance in the filing of the documents.He said that only 23 per cent of strata corporations have filed annual returns over the last four financial years from 2013/14 to 2016/17.He said the low compliance rate “is a big problem, because it does not afford us the ability to deal with the issues that are prevalent within strata corporations”.The Registration (Strata Titles) (Amendment) Act, Section 4 (7) obligates strata corporations to file annual returns with the CSC.Mr. Norton said that while the Act has been in place since 1969, the public remains generally unware of its provisions, more so the amendments of 2009.He said the CSC is taking steps to educate individuals on how best they can fulfil their obligations under the Act.“We have produced several booklets and brochures for the public. They are at the office of the CSC, financial institutions and the National Housing Trust (NHT),” he indicated, noting that training and seminars are also offered on how to file annual returns.The filing of annual returns is necessary to ensure that strata corporations meet their statutory obligations in accordance with the Act; that the strata keep proper books of accounts; and that certain policies and procedures are in place and adhered to.It also guarantees the CSC’s assistance to the corporations, in terms of strata operations, and to provide third-party updates to investors on the status of strata corporations.Annual returns are to be filed within 120 days of the end of the financial year, along with a fee of $1,000.They must include audited financial statements or those prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles; proof of insurance or of a unanimous resolution not to insure the property; along with completed forms that are available on the CSC website at csc.gov.jm.The documents must be signed by the chairman and another executive committee member of the respective strata corporation.In 2010, 993 strata corporations were registered with the Commission and 1,761 at the end of 2016. This represents an increase of 77 per cent.last_img read more

Snap up a winter holiday bargain

first_imgReturn flights from £843-star hotel from £36 per night Get next week’s deals sent straight to your inbox: sign up for our newsletter Return flights from £303-star hotel from £110 per night Speaking of spontaneous trips, here are our top tips on how to find the best last-minute flight deals Return flights from £143-star hotel from £38 per night Southend to Venice – 2nd to 9th October London Luton to Lisbon – 9th to 14th October Return flights from £3524-star hotel from £35 per night Find hotel dealsCheck-inCheck-outGuests12345678910Rooms12345Search hotels ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Get even more travel goodness straight to your inbox.Sign up  Manchester to Beijing– 5th to 20th September London Gatwick to Ibiza – 6th to 12th October London Heathrow to Miami – 2nd to 8th October Bristol to Alicante – 4th to 8th October Return flights from £1133-star hotel from £57 per night Edinburgh to Faro (the Algarve) – 17th to 24th August Return flights from £252-star hotel from £68 per night All flight and hotel prices mentioned in this article are estimates of the cheapest prices as found using Skyscanner’s flight and hotel search tools. These are subject to change and were correct at time of writing on 6th August 2019. Return flights from £3884-star hotel from £40 per nightcenter_img Find cheap accommodation, too Return flights from £383-star hotel from £65 per night Summer isn’t over yet! Squeeze in a final fling with our pick of the best cheap last-minute summer holidays Looking for more long haul deals? These ones clock in at less than £300 return Return flights from £683-star hotel from £63 per night Manchester to Malta – 29th August to 3rd September Return flights from £3443-star hotel from £85 per night Don’t forget you can unlock exclusive hotel prices when you book your flights with Skyscanner. Read more about our Fly, Stay, Save offers Manchester to Gothenburg – 22nd to 29th September Return flights from £2983-star hotel from £48 Liverpool to Copenhagen – 20th to 23rd September Glasgow to Toronto – 20th to 28th September Save even more money on your next trip Return flights from £792-star hotel from £99 per night Know where you want to go? Start searching and start saving! Manchester to Cancun – 12th to 19th September Download the Skyscanner app RelatedThis week’s best travel dealsEasy escapes London Luton to Nimes – 18th to 21st May Return flights from £6Hotel from £38 per night Southend to Bilbao – 22nd to 28th May Return flights from £33Hotel from £79 per night London Stansted to Milan – 4th to 11th June Return flights from £30Hotel from £79…2019 January Flight DealsThere’s no better time to find cheap flights than the ‘January sales’. There are great deals to be had from leading airlines and travel agents, whether you want to grab a last minute flight for a city break or plan your summer holiday, it’s the time to find low cost…How to have a family holiday for less than £500It’s not too late to book your August family holiday! We’ve found five holidays in Europe that will set you back less than £500 for flights and accommodation for a family of four, plus a few essentials for any family getaway; ice cream and beer. Check out these amazing value…last_img read more