Police investigate Derry burglaries

first_img By News Highland – October 16, 2020 Homepage BannerNews Twitter Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Detectives in Derry are appealing for witnesses following two burglaries in the vicinity of Clondermott Park in the early hours of this morning.At around 1.00 am, entry was gained to a house in the area, and a handbag and some cash was taken.Police later received a report that an attempt had been made to gain entry to another property in the area.Anyone with information, or with CCTV or dash cam footage showing suspicious activity is asked to contact Police. Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook *******************************PSNI appeal in full -Detectives are appealing for witnesses following two burglaries in the area of Clondermott Park in Derry/Londonderry in the early hours of this morning (Friday, 16th October).It was reported at around 1.00 am, entry had been gained to a house in the Clondermott Park area and a handbag and some cash had been taken.Police received a further report at around 2.15 am, that at around midnight there had been an attempt to gain entry to another property in the area.Detective Constable Adam Beckett is appealing for anyone with any information about these incidents to contact Police.He said: “We would also like to hear from anyone with CCTV footage of this area, or anyone who was driving in the area of Clondermott Park and who has dash cam footage available to contact detectives in Strand Road on 101 quoting reference numbers 71 and 124 of 16/10/2020.” Twitter Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford Pinterest Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Facebook Previous article1,299 more Covid-19 cases reported in NINext article“Brexit talks are over” – Johnson News Highland Police investigate Derry burglaries WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

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Aston Villa v QPR line-ups: Rangers ring changes and alter shape, Villa duo return

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesQPR have made five changes for the visit to Aston Villa, with Sean Goss making only his second start since joining from Manchester United.Massimo Luongo, Jamie Mackie, Yeni Ngbakoto and Idrissa Sylla all come into the starting line-up as boss Ian Holloway freshens the side up after Friday’s defeat at Derby.Ryan Manning, James Perch, Matt Smith, Conor Washington and Pawel Wszolek make way – all are named among the substitutes, alongside Matt Ingram and Michael Petrasso.Aston Villa bring midfielder Leandro Bacuna back into their side after a six-match ban for putting his head into a linesman’s face, while Jordan Amavi is also recalled.Former Brentford marksman Scott Hogan, though, is only on the bench after he limped out of Saturday’s win over Norwich with an ankle injury.Aston Villa: Johnstone; Hutton, Chester, Baker, Taylor; Bacuna, Jedinak, Lansbury, Amavi; Adomah, Kodjia.Subs: Bunn, Bree, Elphick, Hourihane, Green, Grealish, Hogan.QPR: Smithies; Furlong, Onuoha, Hall, Bidwell; Freeman, Goss, Luongo, Ngbakoto; Mackie, Sylla.Subs: Ingram, Perch, Manning, Petrasso, Wszolek, Washington.   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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What’s next for the Sharks and Timo Meier? Maybe a waiting game

first_imgSAN JOSE — The Sharks will likely not be making a splash at the start of the NHL’s unrestricted free agency period Monday morning. Their big signing came June 17 when they locked up defenseman Erik Karlsson to an eight-year. $92 million deal.But with the prospect of losing pending UFA forwards Joe Pavelski, Gus Nyquist and Joonas Donskoi to other teams, the Sharks may need to at least dip their toes in the free agency waters to solidify their depth.The one caveat: Any player or players …last_img read more

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5 Tips for Getting Your Indie Film Into Festivals

first_imgPrepping your film for a festival run? Consider these 5 tips for your best chance of success.This year I was fortunate to have been brought on as the short film programmer for  The Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival, and the experience was truly fantastic. As a filmmaker, it was really eye opening to be involved the selection process first hand, and throughout this article I will share some important takeaways from my experience.Image from Steve Rhodes on FlickrMany filmmakers today feel that festivals can be a waste of time. The cost of submitting to lots of festivals can be very expensive, and the chances of getting in to any given festival are very small. Not to mention that even in a best case scenario where your film is programmed at a major festival, it doesn’t necessarily mean anything will come out of it with regards to distribution or representation. All that said, festivals are still arguably one of the best entry points into the film industry if things line up just right and they are a fantastic way to showcase your work.Many filmmakers are very cynical about festivals and feel that they don’t watch all of the entires or that they don’t care about the filmmakers. I can tell you based on my experience that this couldn’t be further from the truth. Festivals actually do get thousands of submissions and the judges have a very hard time rejecting many of the films that don’t get in. So don’t feel bad if you have been rejected by festivals before – it’s all part of the process. The best thing you can do is refine your approach to give yourself the best odds of getting in.1. Submit To Targeted FestivalsWe all want to have our films screen at Sundance and Cannes, but what about the smaller festivals? While the major festivals are certainly worth submitting to, the truth is your film might have more success at a smaller or niche festival as the film will truly be able to stand out. No matter how great your film might be, the chances are at any major festival the films with star power will always steal the thunder. So assuming your film is cast with unknown actors, a niche festival may give you a bigger opportunity to rise to the top and create a big buzz. Your success rate will also be much higher when you submit your film, which means ultimately you will get more eyes on your film (which is always a good thing).2. Have a Rock Solid LoglineFestival programmers rely on your logline to help them not only learn about your film, but more importantly decipher what programming block and genre it would fit into. In order to give yourself the best possible shot at getting in, you need to represent your film accurately. For instance, if your logline is misleading and makes your film feel like a different genre, it may be sent to the wrong programmer and it may get rejected for the wrong reason. Bur more importantly, if your logline is extremely powerful it will also help the programming team understand how they can package and market your film, since after all they do need to fill seats in the theatre. For assistance on crafting the perfect logline see this article from Raindance Film Festival or this quick video tutorial.3. Fill Out Your Withoutabox Profile!I was surprised at how many filmmakers didn’t take the time to fully complete their Withoutabox profile, which for those of you that don’t know is the interface that many festival programmers will see. Much like the logline example that I gave above, your WAB profile is the best way to represent your film to the judges and let them know why it would be a perfect fit for them. If you can, take the time to write individualized cover letters for each festival, because ultimately the programmers do read them. If it’s down to your film and someone else’s, and theirs comes with a detailed WAB profile and a tasteful cover letter, chances are they may take the spot.Image from the Bradford International Film Festival on Flickr4. Submit, Submit, SubmitI know that submission fees can be very expensive, but the truth is you need to factor them into your budget. If you want to screen at 3 or 4 festivals, you need to be prepared to submit to 20 – 30 at least. The ratios of getting in are not great, so just know that you do need to submit your film to more than 2 or 3 festivals if you expect to have any sort of festival run. And if money is an issue, consider contacting festival programmers directly and requesting a fee waiver. Many festivals will offer this to filmmakers on a budget, especially if you explain your case well.5. Make A Festival Worthy FilmAt the end of the day you can follow all of these guidelines, but if your film isn’t quite strong enough it still won’t get in. It goes without saying that your film needs to be well executed on every level (both creatively and technically), but what’s more important is that it will be suitable for a festival environment. For example, if you are making a short film, make it a short film. Don’t submit a 30 minute cut, because they won’t be able to program your film – ideally keep things down to 10 minutes or so. Or if you are just writing a new feature screenplay, try to write it with your festival of choice in mind. Different festivals have different preferences for the type of content they are drawn to, so make sure that your film is destined to be a good fit in every possible way.In ConclusionRegardless of how strong your film is, you still need to put yourself in the best possible position to get your film programmed by the festival committee. If you submit a beautifully executed film to lots of targeted festivals with a strong withoutabox profile and logline, you will have a big head start and a much better shot of getting in. And when you do get rejected from a festival here and there, don’t worry. It doesn’t mean your film was bad, it just means it couldn’t be programmed.last_img read more

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UST gets back at FEU in straight sets

first_imgCayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Dustin Poirier bloodies Max Holloway, wins unanimous decision for interim lightweight title Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss UST upped its record to 9-4 just a half-game behind second-running La Salle, which will be FEU’s next assignment.FEU also safely reached the semifinals after National University’s five-set win over UP in the first game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsUST lost to FEU in the first round in a match that saw the Tigresses lose key player Milena Alessandrini due to injury. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles LATEST STORIES MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid UST Golden Tigresses. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—University of Santo Tomas exacted revenge over Far Eastern University, 25-23, 25-18, 25-23, Sunday night and quickly put its crosshairs on the twice-to-beat incentive in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball Final Four at Mall of Asia Arena.Already in the semifinals after University of the Philippines’ elimination earlier, the Tigresses didn’t letup in thrashing the Lady Tamaraws and slaying the ghost of their first-round defeat.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Indian Railways to introduce Clean My Coach app

first_imgIn an attempt to keep up with Prime Minister’s ‘Swachh Bharat Abbhiyan’, the railway ministry are launching a mobile app called ‘Clean My Coach’, which will enable the passengers to message the cleaning staff to clean a particular coach while travelling.The service which will be available for long distance trains will allow the passengers to lodge complains via their smart phone or online and it will be attended within fifteen minutes.“Central Railway has developed a good mobile app ‘Clean My Coach’. All zonal railways should adopt and adapt it,” said a senior railway official.According to the official website, a passenger will be able to file a complaint by entering his/her PNR number. One could also send a request via SMS. The message will be forwarded to the cleaner at hand in the particular train directly. The Railway Administration at the same time will receive an intimidation of such request for follow up. So far the cleaning services are only available for a few selected trains.last_img read more

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Facebooks ratcatching team spies on employees report

©2018 The Mercury News (San Jose, Calif.) Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC. Citation: Facebook’s ‘rat-catching team’ spies on employees: report (2018, March 20) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-03-facebook-rat-catching-team-spies-employees.html 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. UK lawmaker: Facebook misled Parliament over data leak risk One Facebook employee was told he was led to expect a promotion, but instead was taken into a room where members of the Menlo Park social media giant’s “rat-catching team” were waiting to interrogate him over an “innocuous” leak to the media, according to the report.”You get on their bad side and all of a sudden you are face to face with Mark Zuckerberg’s secret police,” the unidentified man told The Guardian, referring to Facebook’s CEO.The man’s grilling was a mere technicality, the news outlet reported.”They already knew he was guilty of leaking. They had records of a screenshot he’d taken, links he had clicked or hovered over, and they strongly indicated they had accessed chats between him and the journalist, dating back to before he joined the company.”Facebook uses online and real-world surveillance and legal threats to prevent and identify leaks that could jeopardize company secrets or involve criminal activity, The Guardian reported.”However, those same tools are also used to catch employees and contractors who talk publicly, even if it’s about their working conditions, misconduct or cultural challenges within the company,” according to The Guardian.A Facebook spokeswoman told the news outlet that companies “routinely use business records in workplace investigations, and we are no exception.”For Facebook, part of the problem is the amount of company information that is shared with employees, and that trust is a double-edged sword, according to the report.”If anyone steps out of line, they’ll squash you like a bug,” the unidentified man reportedly told The Guardian.In Europe, the contract workers hired to spot and block content Facebook prohibits are subjected to extremely intrusive oversight, the report suggested.”One European Facebook content moderator signed a contract, seen by the Guardian, which granted the company the right to monitor and record his social media activities, including his personal Facebook account, as well as emails, phone calls and internet use,” according to the report.”He also agreed to random personal searches of his belongings including bags, briefcases and car while on company premises. Refusal to allow such searches would be treated as gross misconduct.”In Dublin, after The Guardian reported on working conditions in Facebook’s operations there, the firm came down hard on the side of secrecy.”On more than one occasion someone would print something and you’d find management going through the log to see what they had printed,” a purported former worker reportedly told the news outlet.Security teams would plant “mouse trap” USB flash drives containing around the office to “test staff loyalty,” according to the report.”If you find a USB or something you’d have to give it in straight away. If you plugged it into a computer it would throw up a flare and you’d be instantly escorted out of the building,” the purported former worker reportedly said.The employee surveillance described in the report is “common, widespread, intrusive and legal,” Al Gidari, consulting director of privacy at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society, told The Guardian.”Companies are required to take steps to detect and deter criminal misconduct, so it’s not surprising they are using the same tools to make sure employees are in compliance with their contractual obligations.” Explore further Silicon Valley’s tech giants are famously secretive—after all their proprietary products and services are worth billions—but a new report alleges that Facebook goes to Orwellian lengths to keep its workers from talking out of turn, even about their working conditions. read more

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