“This information assists us with organizing patrols, looking at problem area and applying proactive enforcement strategies,” Rogers writes.These statistics are broken down into four different categories; animal control, unsightly premises, traffic bylaw and other bylaws, each of which have a variety of subsections (which are attached to the bottom of this article).Within all of the subsections, only three bylaw concerns have risen instead of fallen, according to the report. These include files investigated into unsightly premises, which rose from 102 instances in 2012 to 111 in 2013. Snow removal complaints rose from 32 to 36, while general parking complaints only saw an increase from 264 to 265.- Advertisement -“[Unsightly premises] includes empty lots, residential, commercial area and it also includes complaints on noxious weeds, garbage and garbage carts,” Rogers goes on to write. “We are looking at improving the Unsightly Premises Bylaw, changing it to a Property Standards Bylaw.”Rogers adds, “This will assist the department in dealing with the various derelict and poorly maintained units in the city.”Some other points of interest include the decrease of dogs impounded, which changed from 153 in 2013 to 131 in 2014.Advertisement Also, the amount of parking tickets issued decreased from 546 to 420, but the per cent paid dropped from 73 to 65 per cent.“We are working hard to switch the old and out-of-date parking meter mechanisms to new and improved digital units which are easier to read.”
The €50 winners in the Annual Lotto for Week 23 were John & Kathleen Durcan, Ardeskin and Anna Pearson, Carnbeigh. The numbers drawn were 1, 2, 5 & 19 with the jackpot now standing at €3,400.The winners in the Annual Lotto Bumper Xmas Draw were as follows: 1st Prize: €200 SuperValu Shopping Voucher (In Association with SuperValu) – Pauric Mullooly, The Glebe, 2nd Prize: €150 Home Heating Oil Voucher (In Association with E&J Oil Services Ltd) – Colm Gallagher, Mountcharles, 3rd Prize: 10 Bags of Coal (In Association with Cassidy Coal) – Pauline Brogan, Drumenny Upper, 4th Prize: €100 SuperValu Shopping Voucher (In Association with SuperValu) – Cormac Oates, Woodvale, Rossylongan.Why not come along to the St. Stephen’s Day 5K FUN WALK. Leaving Solis Lough Eske Castle Hotel Car Park at 11.00 am along the shores of Lough Eske. €5.00 per Adult with Registration at 10.30am and children are free-of-charge. In aid of the Four Masters Senior/Reserve Team Training Fund 2013. The Annual Charity Hurling Challenge will take place on St. Stephen’s Day at 2.00 pm in Tir Conaill Park. Past and present players will tog out in aid of a local charity. Please come along and support.The Senior Board AGM takes place on Friday December 28th at 8.00 pm sharp in Dom’s Pier 1. Everybody welcome.The Annual Dinner & Presentation of Club Awards for 2012 will take place in Dom’s Pier 1 on Friday January 18th. Tickets are now on sale priced @ €25.00 from Dom’s Pier 1, Sean Dunnion & Mickey Martin. The special guests will be our All-Ireland winners Paul Durcan, Barry Dunnion and Karl Lacey with the Sam Maguire Cup. Music by Free Whiskey. GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS CLUB NOTES was last modified: December 18th, 2012 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:Four Masters GAA club notes
Hundreds of Donegal athletes have taken part in the Dublin City Marathon.Maria McCambridge was the second woman home.And a number have put in terrific performances to smash personal bests while others fulfilled the ultimate dream of completing their very first marathon.Runners from across the county including Inishowen AC, Finn Valley, Letterkenny, Milford Ac and the Rosses AC all had athletes in the race which attracted a record field 14,600 people. One man not doing his first marathon (or his one hundredth for that matter!) is Peter McGlynn.The Letterkenny man is in Dublin along with another well-known Donegal man Roy Hunter.One of the performances of the day must go to well-known Donegal Democrat man Ciaran O’Donnell who smashed his personal best to cross the line in an amazing time of 3 hours and 12 minutes.Another man who posted a fantastic time was Milford AC runner Damien McBride in a time of 3 hours and 11 minutes. Photographer and Finn Valley man Conor McGonagle also ran his heart out and posted a superb time of 3hours and 47 minutes.Darren Price and Ciaran O’Donnell who both did amazing times of 3.12 in the Dublin Marathon today.Well-known Dublin athlete Maria McCambridge, who is married to Letterkenny man Gary Crossan, was the second fastest woman home in a time of 2 hours and 34 minutes – just four seconds behind the winner of the women’s race Wanjiru Macharia from Kenya.Runners from Finn Valley and Castlefin after successful runs in today’s Dublin Marathon. Word has it that the lads enjoyed a pint of Guinness or several after all their hard work. Congrats all ’round!Former Finn harps player Martin McGinley also posted an excellent run of 3 hours and 32 minutes. DONEGAL RUNNERS TAKE ON THE DUBLIN CITY MARATHON CHALLENGE was last modified: October 27th, 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:Donegal runnersDUBLIN MARATHON
Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in This week’s blog is an energy efficiency and building science quiz. Remember, using Google for research is cheating. Answers are at the bottom of the page.1. During the winter, a home inspector climbs into an attic and notices that the underside of the roof sheathing is covered with frost and the rafters have stains indicating mold. The most likely cause of these problems is:a. A roof leakb. Insufficient insulation on the attic floorc. Air leakage paths between the wet basement and the attic.d. Bats or squirrels.2. Which siding type is associated with more cases of wall rot: vinyl siding or stucco?a. Vinyl sidingb. Stucco.3. To calculate air changes per hour at 50 Pascals:a. Divide CFM50 by the building volume.b. Multiply CFM50 by 60 and divide by the building volume.c. Multiply CFM50 by 50 and divide by the building volume.d. Call up a HERS rater and ask.4. Who first suggested that the solution to energy shortages is “Drill, baby, drill”?a. RNC chairman Michael Steeleb. Senator John McCainc. Former Alaska governor Sarah Palind. Joe the Plumber.5. Icynene spray polyurethane foam:a. Is a good air barrier but not a vapor barrier.b. Is a good vapor barrier but not an air barrier.c. Is a good vapor barrier and an air barrier.d. Can be used to repair holes in sofas and mattresses.6. Of the following building scientists working in the U.S., who is the only one who was born in this country?a. Wagdy Anisb. Mark Bombergc. Eric Burnettd. Andre Desjarlaise. Achilles Karagiozisf. Joseph Lstiburekg. Iain Walkerh. Anton TenWolde7. The blower door was independently and simultaneously invented by:a. The “Princeton House Doctors” and Harold Orrb. Max Sherman and Jim…
Step One: Attach XLR InputsOne of the biggest drawbacks of the Zoom H1 is that it doesn’t have XLR input natively. This means that if you’re using it, you can only use low-end mics and recording devices to feed directly into the recorder. By adding dual XLRs to the input, you essentially turn the H1 into an H4 in terms of stereo XLR-quality audio. Here’s how the two XLRs work.Looping the two zip ties together, tie down the XLR cables on to the H1 casing at the top. You can clip the excess tie lengths and wrap together the excess cord after plugging into the input port. In the end, it should look like this:Step Two: Add the Headphone JackAnother drawback to the H1, if you are using it to feed into another camera or mixer, is that it only has one output jack. For this hack to work, you’ll need to add a splitter to allow for headphone monitoring and sending into your camera. All you really need to do is add the splitter to the output jack and plug in a short 3.5mm to 3.5mm cables to go into your camera. Step Three: Attach Cold Shoe AdapterThe final step is to add the cold shoe adapter to the back of the H1 to attach to your camera. The adapter operates on a simple thread system where you “screw” and “unscrew” the circles until you can slide the adapter onto your camera’s built-in mount.Once you have the adapter on and attached and your 3.5mm cable plugged into the camera, your work should be complete. You can now plug two XLRs into your H1, monitor the audio, and send it directly to your camera or mixer of choice!You can watch the full video below, and be sure to check out the rest of DSLR Video Shooter’s library for other cool tips and tricks for DIY filmmaking. Know any other cheap DIY audio recording hacks? Let us know in the comments! Gear hack: Upgrade your Zoom H1 audio recorder to include two XLR inputs and two outputs — all for under $15! Here’s how it’s done.In their latest video, DSLR Video Shooter shares how to trick out your Zoom H1 into an XLR-friendly dual-channel audio recorder for $15. This is a huge DIY help for those who already own an H1 ($99.00). It’s also perfect for people looking for audio recording options who aren’t willing to invest in a Zoom H4 ($149.99) or a Tascam DR-40 ($179.00).The hack is pretty ingenious in its simplicity. Basically all you need are the following:Dual XLR to 3.5mm JackSmall 3.5mm SplitterSmall Zip TiesCold Shoe AdapterOptional Items:XLR to 3.5mm (if you don’t want/need two XLRs)Short 3.5mm to 3.5mm Male Cable
Managing your energy level is every bit as important as managing your time. Your energy dictates your state, and it has a massive impact on the results you produce. You should sleep more, eat better, and exercise more if you want to have the energy you need to reach your goals.There is no longer any such thing as a sustainable competitive advantage. Your competitive advantage is a temporary condition, most probably not one of your own making. You should work like the devil to figure out how you might have another temporary competitive advantage as quickly as you can.The attitude that you carry into an interaction with another human being has more to do with the result than almost any other factor. If you believe that the conversation is going to be adversarial and prepare for battle, you will end up finding the skirmish for which you prepared. If you go in with the attitude to charm the socks of the person with whom you are meeting, there is an excellent chance you will succeed.Your limits are set by your self-limiting beliefs. So are mine. The reason people produce such wildly different results is that they believe they have different limits. Someone once said to me, “I could never write every day like you do.” I said, “I know.” He quipped back, “Well, I could if I wanted to.” Framing your limiting beliefs as a negative is better: “I don’t believe I could not write every day.” I am starting to believe I can’t not run every day.The world is spinning out of control. Less. It started spinning out of control about 5 billion years ago, and every age has thought their world has been spinning more out of control than at any other time. The total number of deaths during World War II totaled just over 48 million. Regardless of how it appears to you now, the world is actually more under control than it ever has been (which is not to say that it is not out of control, but have some perspective).
Federer beats Alexander Zverev 6-1, 6-3 for 9th Halle title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Fellow BPC candidate Chris Ross posted 17 points, five rebounds, four steals, and three rebounds, while Marcio Lassiter finally broke out of his shooting slump as he rack up 16 markers and seven dimes.San Miguel shoots for a 3-1 lead on Wednesday still at Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“This is a hard fought game. I think what happened to the game is we did not have any major adjustment and we just kept our intensity high,” said SMB head coach Leo Austria.Things got heated near the end of the first half when Ross engaged in a verbal duel with TNT’s stand-in import Mike Myers and Governors’ Cup reinforcement Michael Craig. It escalated during the halftime break when Craig allegedly pushed off a metal gate which hit San Miguel governor Robert Non and some of the Beermen staff. With Ross kept on the bench after incurring a flagrant foul penalty one at the 2:49 mark of the second quarter, San Miguel got a huge shot in the arm thanks to the stupendous play of Brian Heruela as he sparked his squad to a 16-5 run and grab a 62-52 lead with seven minutes to play in the third quarter.San Miguel also weathered Rhodes’ foul woes, as its all-Filipino crew kept the KaTropa at bay and preserved its 10-point cushion up until the fourth quarter.The win came despite June Mar Fajardo’s silent outing as the three-time MVP was limited to just six points, five rebounds, and two blocks.Also aiding the Beermen were TNT’s 23 turnovers, which turned to 26 easy points for them.RR Garcia led TNT with 19 points and four assists, while Joshua smith got 18 markers, 14 rebounds, three assists, and two blocks.ADVERTISEMENT PBA IMAGESSan Miguel did just enough to hold off TNT, 109-97, and gain a 2-1 edge in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Charles Rhodes celebrated his 32nd birthday in style, carrying the load for the Beermen with 25 points, 20 rebounds, two assists, and two steals, while Best Player of the Conference contender Alex Cabagnot scattered 28 markers, nine boards, and six dimes.ADVERTISEMENT Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken MOST READ Jayson Castro contributed 17 points, three boards, and three assists, but committed 10 turnovers while Roger Pogoy was held scoreless for the second straight game after delivering a career performance in the finals opener.The scores:SAN MIGUEL 109 – Cabagnot 28, Rhodes 25, Ross 17, Lassiter 16, Santos 10, Fajardo 6, Heruela 5, Semerad 2, Tubid 0, Espinas 0. TNT 97 – Garcia 19, Smith 18, Castro 17, Semerad 12, De Ocampo 9, Williams 8, Tautuaa 7, Reyes 7, Pogoy 0, Rosario 0.Quarters: 23-23, 46-47, 79-72, 109-97. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage View comments Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire What ‘missteps’?
Toyota bounced back from safety recalls and natural disasters, selling 4.97 million vehicles globally in the first half of the year to retake its crown as the world’s top automaker from General Motors Co.The Japanese company sold about 300,000 more cars and trucks than GM did in the first half of the year, a lead large enough that it will be difficult for GM to catch Toyota in the final six months of 2012.GM said it sold 4.67 million vehicles during the first half. Both companies released their numbers on Wednesday.For Toyota Motor Corp ., the numbers underline a powerful rebound from a period of dismal sales, and the resilience of its brand as it gains traction in new markets such as China and Southeast Asia while clawing back lost market share in the US.Both companies have said in the past that they don’t care about the global sales leadership and are focusing on making profits. But the crown is a matter of corporate pride for both automakers.GM doesn’t plan to drop out of the race, though. The company’s sales and market share grew in China, and Chevrolet, its largest brand, has seen record growth for seven straight quarters, spokesman Jim Cain said. GM sales should rise because 70 percent of its US models will be refurbished or all-new in the next two years, said Cain.”We are in the early days of the most aggressive rollout of new products in our history, which will help us press our advantage in the US and China and grow profitably around the world,” he said, declining to comment on whether the company expects to pass Toyota in the second half.Toyota’s production was hit by the earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan last year and then by flooding in Thailand, an important production base for the automaker. Before those disasters, its sales were dented by massive US safety recalls, totaling more than 14 million vehicles since the quality control problems emerged three years ago.But the company’s factories and sales recovered faster than expected, making it very hard for GM to catch Toyota between now and the end of the year, said Jeff Schuster, senior vice president of forecasting at the LMC Automotive consulting firm in Troy, Mich.Also, GM has a bigger presence than Toyota in Europe, where auto sales have fallen dramatically, and China, where the economy is starting to slow, Schuster said.GM was No. 1 in world auto sales last year on strong performances in the US and China, its two biggest markets. The Detroit company held the global sales crown for more than seven decades before losing it to Toyota in 2008 as GM’s sales tanked while it headed toward financial ruin. In 2009, GM filed for bankruptcy protection, needing a U.S. government bailout to survive.Volkswagen AG was in third place in the global sales race. The company said earlier this month that it sold 4.45 million vehicles in the first half. It came in second after GM in global vehicle sales last year.GM had already trailed Toyota for the first quarter of this year at 2.28 million cars and trucks across the globe, while Toyota sold 2.49 million vehicles. Toyota has forecast that it will sell 9.58 million vehicles in 2012, up 21 percent from last year. GM has not given a full-year forecast.Chizuko Satsukawa, auto analyst for Standard & Poor’s in Tokyo, said Toyota faces intense competition not only from GM and Volkswagen but from other automakers, including Hyundai of South Korea.Toyota is counting on its next surge of expansion in Southeast Asia, following other high-growth markets such as China, India and Brazil, she said.”Toyota’s rebound is impressive,” said Satsukawa. “But what’s even more important than the numbers is profitability.”Satsukawa said Toyota was at a disadvantage because of a strong yen, compared with European and South Korean makers that have the perk of a weak currency that raises earnings from exported vehicles. That makes gaining sales numbers critical for Toyota, she said.Doing well in North America was also critical because that rich market is where many automakers, including Toyota, can hope to rake in hefty profits.After the recall fiasco, Toyota President Akio Toyoda acknowledged that the automaker needed to go back to its roots and strengthen quality rather than pursuing rapid growth at any cost.But in recent months, he has changed his tone slightly, promising growth for Toyota, although he has stressed it will do so with good products.Toyota spokesman Joichi Tachikawa played down Wednesday’s figures.”We can only keep trying to make good products that appeal to our customers,” he said.advertisementadvertisement
MOST READ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Photo from Top Rank Boxing Twitter accountJerwin Ancajas, the stylish, newest heir apparent to Manny Pacquiao, felt he owed fans back home in the Philippines a spectacular knockout win.He delivered it Saturday night after his devastating technical knockout win over Japanese tough guy Ryuichi Funai to retain his IBF super flyweight crown in Stockton, California.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Blaze Spikers won’t be taking it easy Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES View comments Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue The Japanese was all too willing to slug it out and absorbed all the punches Ancajas threw at him.“I was surprised, but with the fighting heart of the Japanese boxers, you can never say never,” Ancajas said after the fight.Ringside doctor told referee to stop the fight at the start of the seventh round after seeing Funai was no longer fit to go on.Ancajas improved to 31-1-2, 21 KOs while Funai is now 31-8-0, 22KOs.ADVERTISEMENT Ancajas wary of ‘unpredictable’ Sultan PLAY LIST 01:04Ancajas wary of ‘unpredictable’ Sultan01:23Fans react to Pacquiao downing Thurman03:39Ancajas willing to fight Chocolatito if given a chance02:42PH 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 DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew “This is the fight I owed to all of my fans back home in the Philippines,” Ancajas told ESPN’s Bernardo Osuna after the bout.He also got to finally show everyone he’s worthy of snagging big fights and following the footsteps of Pacquiao.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, logisticsAncajas idolizes the Filipino global megastar and also fights under Pacquiao’s MP promotions.Unlike his previous fights, which put a dent on the 27-year-old fighter’s street credentials, Funai was tailor-made for Ancajas’ fight style. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting
Chasing a victory target of 159, Mumbai achieved the target in 18.4 overs with youngster Nitish Rana scoring 45 and veteran keeper Parthiv Patel scoring 39 off 24 balls. IPL 2017 Mumbai Indians beat defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad by four wickets in an Indian Premier League encounter, here today. SHARE SHARE EMAIL Mumbai Indians’ Nitish Rana in action during the IPL match against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Mumbai on Wednesday. – PTI Rana’s innings comprised of three fours and two sixes. × Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh opened the bowling taking 2 for 23 while Jasprit Bumrah bowled brilliantly at the death getting 3 for 24 in his quota of four overs. Krunal Pandya also played an attractive knock of 37 off only 20 balls. COMMENT Mumbai Indians’ Nitish Rana in action during the IPL match against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Mumbai on Wednesday. – PTI Published on Earlier, David Warner’s 49 and Shikhar Dhawan’s 48 were the significant contributions in an otherwise modest 158 for 8 on batting friendly conditions at the Wankhede Stadium. cricket April 13, 2017 SHARE COMMENTS