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ALL YOUR WEEKEND GAA RESULTS

first_imgCOUNTY DONEGALMount Errigal Junior B ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment 01-Aug-2013 Naomh Pádraig Uisce Chaoin 1 – 14 2 – 5 Robert Emmets Naomh Padraig Uisce ChaoinHurling ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment 31-Jul-2013 Sean Mac Cumhaill 1 – 7 2 – 5 Naomh Ádhamhnáin/St Eunan’s Sean Mac CumhaillDONEGAL NORTHU16 League Division 2 Section 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment05-Aug-2013 Carndonagh 1 – 5 0 Naomh Padraig Muff Carndonagh05-Aug-2013 Moville 0 1 – 5 Naomh Colmcille Newtown Moville-Carrick Field U16 League Division 2 Section 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment02-Aug-2013 Letterkenny Gaels 2 – 9 3 – 12 Milford Pairc Na nGael-LetterkennyU18 Division 2 Championship Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment31-Jul-2013 Downings 1 – 12 1 – 6 St Michaels Downings First round, second leg31-Jul-2013 Glenswilly B 2 – 14 2 – 2 Milford Glenswilly-Pairc Naomh Columba First round, second leg31-Jul-2013 Naomh Padraig Lifford 2 – 4 0 – 10 Carndonagh Lifford-Pairc Mac Diarmada First round, second legU18 ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment31-Jul-2013 Termon 1 – 7 2 – 14 St Eunans The Burn Road First round second leg31-Jul-2013 Cloughaneely 1 – 9 1 – 8 Letterkenny Gaels Cloughaneely First round second le31-Jul-2013 Sean MacCumhaills 3 – 6 0 – 8 Naomh Colmcille Newtown Mac Cumhaill Park First round second le31-Jul-2013 Gaoth Dobhair 1 – 4 2 – 13 Buncrana Machaire Gathlan First round second legU16 League Division 2 Section 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment29-Jul-2013 Robert Emmets 1 – 5 0 Moville Pairc EimeadU16 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment29-Jul-2013 Convoy 4 – 4 1 – 17 Red Hughs ConvoyU16 League Division 2 Section 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment29-Jul-2013 Carndonagh 1 – 11 0 – 4 Glenswilly CarndonaghU16 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment29-Jul-2013 Gaoth Dobhair 2 – 14 0 – 5 Glenfin Machaire GathlanU16 League Division 2 Section 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment29-Jul-2013 Sean MacCumhaills 8 – 19 4 – 4 Naomh Colmcille Newtown Mac Cumhaill ParkU16 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment29-Jul-2013 Burt 4 – 8 6 – 12 St Michaels Burt-Hibernian ParkU16 League Division 2 Section 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment29-Jul-2013 Cloughaneely 4 – 13 3 – 9 Milford Cloughaneely29-Jul-2013 Malin 2 – 16 0 – 2 Letterkenny Gaels Malin29-Jul-2013 Termon 2 – 14 1 – 7 Fanad Gaels The Burn RoadDONEGAL SOUTHUnder 16 League Division 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment01-Aug-2013 Bundoran 4 – 8 1 – 15 Kilcar BundoranMinor Championship Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment31-Jul-2013 Four Masters 2 – 5 1 – 10 Aodh Ruadh Bundoran FINAL.Extra Time If Required. Linesman Dec Callaghan & Eugene McMinor Championship Division 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment31-Jul-2013 Na Rossa 1 – 5 2 – 12 Naomh Columba Naomh Connaill FINAL.Extra Time If Required. Linesman Damien Craig & Connie DohUnder 16 League Division 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment29-Jul-2013 Kilcar 1 – 9 1 – 7 Four Masters KilcarMinor Championship Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment29-Jul-2013 Dungloe 1 – 11 2 – 9 Aodh Ruadh Naomh Ultan Semi Final. Extra Time If Necessary. Linesman Gabriel Odonnell &Under 12 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment29-Jul-2013 CLG Naomh Muire 4 – 11 2 – 3 Aodh Ruadh CLG Naomh Muire Plate Final29-Jul-2013 CLG Naomh Muire 4 – 11 2 – 3 Aodh Ruadh CLG Naomh MuireUnder 12 League Division 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment29-Jul-2013 Kilcar 2 – 11 3 – 8 Naomh Ultan Kilcar Championship FinalUnder 12 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment29-Jul-2013 Naomh Conaill 3 – 12 1 – 6 Killybegs Naomh Connaill Championship FinalUnder 12 League Division 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment29-Jul-2013 Naomh Columba 2 – 7 1 – 3 Na Rossa Naomh Columba Shield FinalUnder 12 League Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment29-Jul-2013 Ardara 1 – 8 2 – 3 Naomh Naille Ardara Shield FinalALL YOUR WEEKEND GAA RESULTS was last modified: August 5th, 2013 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:GAAResultslast_img read more

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Tracking rail

first_imgLos Angeles County is poised to start building its next major train line – a $640 million light rail along Exposition Boulevard from downtown to the Westside. The 9.6-mile line – through the University of Southern California and Crenshaw area to Culver City – would be the first half of the proposed Expo Line, which planners hope will one day extend to Santa Monica. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority board is scheduled to approve the environmental report this week for the railway. Groundbreaking is scheduled for spring, with a projected opening in 2010. “We’re thrilled it’s moving forward,” said Darrell Clarke, co-chairman of Friends 4 Expo Transit, who’s been advocating the project for more than 15 years. The two sides have been discussing a compromise in which USC would pay about half the additional cost. “It’s a very big amount for the university to try to fund itself,” said Curt Williams, USC’s vice president for campus development. Plans already call for a half-mile trench where the train leaves downtown Los Angeles and passes over the Harbor Freeway. The route then surfaces along Exposition Boulevard. But USC officials say that would break up the campus green space and impede the main pedestrian crossing for 40,000 fans heading from the campus to the Coliseum, where the Trojans play their home games. They want the tunnel extended to Vermont Avenue. A possible compromise would be to extend the trench farther, but short of Vermont, for up to $40 million. That would push up the cost of a station city officials eventually hope to built at Exposition Park for $5 million to $7 million. The price tag would soar to $50 million for a station to stay underground. “They’re really hopeful they can reach an agreement before the board meeting,” said David Mieger, MTA’s director of planning for the Westside. Residents continue to be concerned about safety of the rail crossings – most of them at the same level as the streets carrying motor vehicles – and about noise. While some observers question going forward with the Expo Line at all while Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is trying to extend the subway to the Westside, others say both projects are needed to handle traffic. Supporters also note the subway would cost five times as much and is many years away. The Expo Line, which failed to win federal grant funding, would be paid for primarily with local sales-tax revenue and federal clean-air funds. It would be built by the Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority, separate from the MTA – similar to the way the Metro Gold Line was built. So far, the proposed Expo Line lacks a color-based name like other lines have. Suggestions so far are the Cardinal Line for USC’s colors, the Tan Line since it may one day go to the beach, the Aqua Line or the Silver Line. Lisa Mascaro, (818) 713-3761 lisa.mascaro@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The train had once been envisioned as a busway, like San Fernando Valley’s recently launched Orange Line. But planners, expecting daily ridership of nearly 43,000 by 2025 or more than twice the 16,360 the Orange Line carries today, said buses would have to run every few minutes to move as many people as one train could. The train is expected to take 26 minutes between downtown and Culver City. Still, a key challenge remains USC’s opposition to the train running down the middle of Exposition Boulevard, between the university and Exposition Park, home to numerous museums and the Coliseum. University officials want a tunnel built in that area but have not come up with the additional $100 million that transit authorities say a tunnel would cost. last_img read more

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Star Lineup Set For MDA Show Of Strength Telethon This Labor Day

first_imgThe entertainment industry has once again joined together to lend support to the MDA Show of Strength Telethon, benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association.The 49th broadcast of the television fundraising event will air in primetime on ABC, Sunday, Aug. 31 (9 p.m. ET /PT, 8 p.m. CT/MT).Delivering one-of-a-kind performances of their new, hit or classic songs are Grammy winners Rascal Flatts and LeAnn Rimes, plus Aloe Blacc, American Authors, Bret Michaels, Fall Out Boy, Jason Derulo, Matt Nathanson, R5 and Sara Evans.The long-standing Labor Day weekend tradition combines performances and celebrity presenters to engage viewers with powerful “stories of strength” and moving calls-to-action to help families affected by muscle diseases.Celebrity presenters on the telethon include Alyssa Milano, Brad Paisley, Chip Esten, Chris Powell, Jann Carl, Jordin Sparks, Josh Groban, Ke$ha, Kevin Frazier, Laila Ali, Ludacris, Nancy O’Dell, Pete Wentz, ABC’s Dr. Richard Besser, Susan Lucci, Terry Fator, Tom Bergeron and Victor Ortiz.“MDA’s telethon gives us a chance to celebrate the compassionate support of our celebrity friends, sponsors and individuals in communities across the country who give generously to help save and improve lives of those fighting muscle disease,” said MDA President and CEO Steven M. Derks. “With clinical trials of potential new therapies underway, this is a time of hope and progress for the children and adults we serve. We urge families and friends to gather together on Aug. 31 to watch, whether via broadcast or online, and see the fantastic performers and inspiring stories of those who are fighting muscle disease with grace and courage.”Next week, telethon premiere parties will take place in communities in every state in the nation to rally MDA families, sponsors and volunteers, as well as to engage new supporters. Public service and promotional campaigns to help promote the show have already started to air.While the telethon has consistently enjoyed robust support from some of the biggest celebrities in show business, MDA says the real stars on the broadcast are the individuals and families served by MDA, including five families who will share their stories and give the public a glimpse of what it means to live with a muscle disease during the 2014 broadcast.MDA supporters are encouraged to visit mda.org/showofstrength to enhance their telethon viewing experience. On Sunday, Aug. 31, the site will have an online telethon tote board keeping track of all donations associated with the televised fundraiser, including those made by national sponsors, direct marketing donors and through calls, texts and online donations made during the broadcast.New this year, site visitors can submit their favorite MDA memories by sharing favorite stories and remembrances of how MDA and its telethon have touched their lives throughout the decades and years. The campaign is being tracked by the hashtag #MDAmemories and is being shared on MDA’s Instagram page and on mda.org.Additionally, visitors also can check out and share exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from the telethon with celebrities and MDA families and sign on to be a “Muscle Maker” for $11 a month. MDA social channels include Facebook at facebook.com/MDANational, Twitter at twitter.com/MDAnews, Google+ at mda.org/plus, Instagram at instagram/mda_usa and Pinterest at pinterest/mdanational.last_img read more

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Historic Day Hon Dr Rosita Butterfield with State Recognized Send off

first_img Recommended for you Nearly 100 Haitian migrants caught by TCI Police Marine division Related Items:courtney robinson, Dr. Rosita Butterfield, faith tabernacle centre, peter beckingham, premier rufus ewing, rev. emanual rigby, rosie beatrice butterfield, royal turks and caicos police force, send off, sharlene robinson Jitney row on social media elicits warning from PDM Leader Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 05 Feb 2015 – In an unparalleled ceremony which has the entire nation buzzing, the former speaker of the House of Assembly for the Turks and Caicos from 1991-1993 will be laid to rest following a State Funeral set to begin promptly at 10am this morning at the Down Town Ball Park. It has been a long journey home for Dr. Rosie, who died on January 10th, 2015 at Doctor’s Hospital in The Bahamas due to complications from a series of heart attacks. Close friends told us she was singing Gospel songs just days before; that Dr. Rosita who had been hospitalized for quite some time was, as they put it, ‘ready’. Today we will see just how ready family and friends are to say goodbye to the Matriarch of the Butterfield Clan. A regal send off from The Bahamas, a Parliamentary sized welcomed in Grand Turk, three days of lying in state between the Capital and Providenciales, a memorial service last night and today an historic happening; the country’s first modern day State Funeral where it appears no holds have been barred. When Magnetic Media visited the site late yesterday, we learned there is seating capacity for likely 5,000 people; around half of them will be under tents or on the actual field, the remainder will take the stands. There are areas designated as special for the Nurses Association; Dr. Rosita was a career nurse delivering some 103 babies and earning scores of awards over the years for her prowess in the medical field. There is a special section for high ranking Civil Servants and for Civic Organizations and Invited Guests. Dr. Rosita’s grandson, CEO of Royelle Communications, Courtney Robinson gave us a site tour and explained there are tents for media interviews, early arriving guests including the elderly and very comfortable seating for the family which will fill the tent, set up at the heart of the service. Current and Former Members of Parliament have designated spots and seating will be managed by a team of ushers and protocol officers. The Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force will escort the body of Hon. Dr. Rosita Butterfield from Faith Tabernacle Center this morning; taking it to the Ball Park for the State Funeral. Yesterday, we caught them in practice where we learned as many as 70 members of the Force are likely to participate in the procession to and fro.Today, all Public Sector workers have the day off; this means among other things, government schools are closed. Officiating the Service will be Rev. Emanuel Rigby, Rev. Julia Williams and Bishop VG Clarke. Organist is Craig Archibold; with singing and music by the reunited Turks and Caicos Mass Choir and the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force Band; and Corey’s Funeral Chapel is directing the State Funeral. The Governor, HE Peter Beckingham and Leader of the Opposition, Sharlene Robinson will both read scripture. The Obituary of the late Dr. Rosita Butterfield, a founding member of the now governing Progressive National Party will be read by current party leader and Premier, Hon Dr Rufus Ewing. A Reflection on the Life and Times of the CEO of Butterfield Gold Group of Companies will come from Speaker of the House, Hon Robert Hall with the Eulogy by Bishop VG Clarke and Prayer for the Family by Father Bernard Been. The interment Service will take place at the grounds of Faith Tabernacle, where a brand new Butterfield Mausoleum is expected to be completed. The work on the mausoleum was commissioned by Dr. Rosie’s husband: Hon. Dr. Albray Butterfield Sr. about ten days ago. At the site there will be the National Anthem, Fanfare of Trumpets, Gun Salute and Flag Ceremony. Rev. Emanuel Rigby will commit her body with the final hymn being: “I will meet you in the Morning”. Hon. Dr. Rosita Butterfield leaves behind her husband, four children, 16 grandchildren, three great grandchildren, a sister and brother and scores of nieces and nephews, close friends and loved ones. She is a pioneer in Parliament as the first woman elected to serve for her home settlement of Kew in North Caicos. Dr. Rosie, as she is affectionately called has sworn in Governors, welcomed royalty with an address to HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh; hosted country leaders including the late Sir Lynden Pindling of The Bahamas and was in 1992 bestowed the honor of Member of the British Empire, MBE, by Queen Elizabeth II. This lady has preached God’s word, taught school curricula, chaired board meetings, paid off debt, supplied scholarships and added to the infrastructure of communities. As with any life, she has fostered true friendships and made some people quite mad with her decisions over time. With her passing, a lot of wide ranging emotions and feelings and opinions have emerged; and MM has found an overarching view of Rosie Beatrice Missick Butterfield from Kew, North Caicos is that she was and is a nation builder, worthy of a grand farewell.… perhaps, even the status of a National Hero. Dr. Rosita Beatrice Missick Butterfield, MBE was 78 years old when she died. Beaches puts former Premier on blast about controversial pier Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Citizens of El Paso are uniting to donate blood

first_img KUSI Newsroom, August 4, 2019 Citizens of El Paso are uniting to donate blood 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Residents of El Paso, Texas stepped up to donate blood after the mass shooting over the weekend.Tonight, blood donations are still pouring in. On the day of the shooting, a line of citizens waiting to help those who were injured in the tragedy formed around the blood bank building. KUSI Newsroom Posted: August 4, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Merrimack Valley Acappella Chorus To Collect Soft Goods For Savers Fundraiser This

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington-based Merrimack Valley Acappella Chorus is collecting donations of soft items to this Saturday, September 29, 2018, from 9:30am to 11am, at the Wilmington Arts Center (219 Middlesex Avenue).Soft items include clothes, shoes, hats, bags, and linens/towels. In conjunction with Savers of Wilmington, every bag dropped off at the Arts Center will help raise money for the chorus to help cover the costs of rehearsal space, costuming, coaching, music, transportation, and more.(NOTE: The above announcement is from the Merrimack Valley Acappella Chorus.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedThe Wilmington Insider For September 29, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”Merrimack Valley A Cappella To Perform At Wilmington Farmers Market On July 21In “Community”Merrimack Valley A Cappella To Run FREE Workshops For Middle School & High School Female Singers In WilmingtonIn “Community”last_img read more

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RMG workers death sparks protest in Gazipur

first_imgMap of GazipurWorkers of a local RMG factory blocked Dhaka-Myemnsingh highway for nearly 90 minutes following the death of a fellow worker in a road accident at Nagpara of Gazipur on Friday.Abdul Hye, in-charge of Naojor police camp, said Tuli Akhter, a worker of Ridisha Garment Factory was killed when a covered van knocked her down at Nagpara while going to his workplace around 8:00am.As the death news spread around, the factory workers put up barricade on the highway protesting the incident, halting vehicular movement for about one and a half hours.On information, police went to the spot and brought the situation under control.Traffic movement on the highway returned to normalcy around 10:00am, police said.last_img read more

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Latif Siddique sent to Dhaka for treatment

first_imgIndependent candidate for Tangail-4 constituency Abdul Latif Siddique. Prothom Alo File PhotoIndependent candidate for Tangail-4 constituency Abdul Latif Siddique, who fell sick while continuing indefinite hunger strike protesting at an attack on his motorcade during electioneering, was sent to Dhaka for treatment Wednesday afternoon.Earlier in the morning, he was admitted to Tangail General Hospital as he fell sick, reports UNB.Tangail General Hospital supervisor Narayan Chandra Shah said they suggested taking him to a Dhaka hospital for better treatment as his condition deteriorated.Latif Siddique was sent to Dhaka with police protection, said Sayedur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Tangail Model police station.Demanding the withdrawal of Kalihati police station officer-in-charge and immediate arrest of those attacked his motorcade, former Awami League minister, who is contesting the upcoming election from Tangail-4 (Kalihati) constituency, began hunger strike on 16 December.He fell sick on Tuesday night while continuing his demonstration in front of the office of the returning officer and deputy commissioner of Tangail Shahidul Islam for the second consecutive day, braving cold and rain.Latif Siddique came under attack allegedly by the supporters of a local MP-backed union parishad chairman in Soratail of Kalihati upazila that left 20 people injured.last_img read more

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British MPs reject Brexit deal again

first_imgBritish prime minister Theresa May reacts after tellers announced the results of the vote Brexit deal in Parliament in London, Britain on 12 March in this screen grab taken from video. Photo: ReutersBritish MPs resoundingly rejected prime minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal for a second time on Tuesday, plunging the country into further uncertainty just 17 days before it is due to split from the European Union.The House of Commons voted 391-242 against the divorce deal, even after May secured further guarantees from Brussels over its most controversial elements.The move risks unleashing economic chaos, as Britain is scheduled to end ties with its biggest trade partner after 46 years on 29 March no matter what.Appearing before MPs in a voice half-breaking due to a cold, May defiantly vowed to fight on, saying she “profoundly” rejected the outcome.“The deal we’ve negotiated is the best and indeed the only deal,” she told the hushed chamber moments after the vote.May promised to allow MPs to vote on a “no deal” option on Wednesday and, if that is rejected as expected, to decide on Thursday whether to ask the EU to delay Brexit.She said parliament faced “unenviable choices” if it voted for an extension, including revoking Brexit, holding a second referendum or leaving with another deal.However, euro sceptics believe the current deal is so bad that it is worth the risk of leaving with no plan.The latest vote comes two years after Britain set the clock ticking on its departure from the EU following a highly divisive referendum in 2016.Michel Barnier, the EU chief Brexit negotiator, said Brussels had nothing more to offer and must now brace for the possibility of a messy divorce.“The EU has done everything it can to help get the Withdrawal Agreement over the line,” Barnier tweeted.“The impasse can only be solved in the #UK. Our ‘no-deal’ preparations are now more important than ever before.”But a spokeswoman for European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said EU members would consider a “reasoned request” for a Brexit delay.Germany’s foreign minister said Tuesday that it was becoming increasingly likely that Britain would crash out of the bloc with no deal in place, accusing the country of “gambling carelessly with the well-being of citizens and the economy”.“Unfortunately, I can only say that at the moment Germany has prepared for all the worst cases as well as possible,” Heiko Maas said.Not a single changeJeremy Corbyn, leader of the main opposition Labour party who has been trying to force snap elections, said May must now admit that her government’s overarching strategy had failed.“Their deal, their proposal, the one the prime minister’s put, is clearly dead,” Corbyn said, calling on her to negotiate for a softer Brexit to keep close economic ties with the EU.After MPs first rejected the 585-page Brexit deal in January, May promised changes to the hated backstop plan which is intended to keep open the border with EU member Ireland.She announced she had secured the promised “legally binding changes” to the backstop—which would keep Britain in the EU’s customs union if and until a new way was found to avoid frontier checks—after a last-minute trip to Strasbourg to meet EU leaders on the eve of the vote.Hours later, however, Attorney General Geoffrey Cox said the additions would not completely allay MPs fears of being trapped in the arrangement forever.It did not take long for Brexit-supporting MPs in May’s Conservative party, and her allies, Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), to declare their opposition.Some eurosceptics did change their mind, urging their colleagues not to risk everything.Former minister Edward Leigh said: “You may not like the deal, it’s not perfect, but it delivers Brexit and let’s go for it.”But the margin of Tuesday’s defeat was not substantially smaller than the 230-vote thumping the plan suffered on 15 January.The pound, which has been highly volatile since the 2016 referendum, initially rose after the vote but then sank against both the euro and dollar.No third chanceThe backstop is designed to protect the peace process in Northern Ireland, which involved the removal of border checks with the Republic of Ireland.Brexit supporters wanted a unilateral way out of it, or a time limit to the arrangement, but the EU said this would make it worthless.Leaders across Europe also united behind a message that this was the best and final offer Britain could expect.“There will be no third chance,” Juncker said after his talks on Monday with May.If MPs vote against a no-deal exit on Wednesday, and want to postpone Brexit, the other 27 EU nations would need to agree.Their leaders will meet in Brussels for a summit on 21-22 March.But any postponement may have to be short-lived.Juncker on Monday said Brexit “should be complete before the European elections” at the end of May.last_img read more

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YouTube Deleted 8 Million Videos in Q4 Mostly Porn and Spam With

first_img Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 That said, 8 million videos is really just a drop in YouTube’s vast ocean of video. Google doesn’t release how many videos are on the service but says that content removed in Q4 2017 represented just “a fraction of a percent of YouTube’s overall views,” and that the ratio has been steadily decreasing over the last five quarters.Meanwhile, even as YouTube’s beefed-up content flagging program identifies and blocks millions of out-of-bounds videos, it still faces an ongoing brand-safety issue: Advertising is still showing up in material that marketers do not want to be associated with. Commercials for more than 300 companies and government organizations were running on YouTube videos “promoting white nationalists, Nazis, pedophilia, conspiracy theories and North Korean propaganda,” according to a CNN report last week.Google CEO Sundar Pichai cited YouTube’s progress in combating content violators on Alphabet’s first-quarter 2018 earnings call Monday.“Even as we invest in new experiences, we stay very focused on making sure that YouTube remains a safe platform with great content,” Pichai said. “We are aggressively combating content that violates our strict policies through a combination of user and machine flags.”Pichai also touted YouTube’s continued momentum: In the last year, channels that earn $100,000 or more per year grew more than 40%. He also noted Dua Lipa’s video “New Rules” became the 100th video on YouTube to reach 1 billion views and highlighted YouTube’s Coachella live-stream it was viewed more than 41 million views. “No surprise, Beyoncé was the most-viewed Coachella performance ever on YouTube,” he said.YouTube plans to release a regular quarterly report on how it’s enforcing Community Guidelines. The video platform says it has already improved its auto-detection of content violations over the past year. For example, at the beginning of 2017, 8% of the videos removed for “violent extremism” were taken down with fewer than 10 views; after YouTube rolled out machine-learning flagging in June 2017, in Q4 more than half of the videos removed for violent extremism have fewer than 10 views. Computer-based detection is no silver bullet, though, and YouTube said that deploying machine learning “actually means more people reviewing content, not fewer.” Across all of Google, the company plans to boost the size of its content-review team to 10,000 by the end of 2018. (By comparison, Facebook has said it’s aiming to double the size of its security and safety group by year-end, to 20,000 workers.)In addition, YouTube noted that it is collaboration with more than 150 partners in academia, government agencies, and non-governmental orgs to refine its content-enforcement systems. Those includes the International Center for the Study of Radicalization at King’s College London, Anti-Defamation League, Family Online Safety Institute, and partners around the world focused on child safety like Childline South Africa, ECPAT Indonesia, and South Korea’s Parents’ Union on Net.YouTube also said it is rolling out a Reporting History dashboard for users to see the status of videos they have flagged for review. YouTube, stung by a string of scandals involving ads discovered running in offensive content, released new figures aimed at showing that its efforts to strip out content that runs afoul of its policies are working.The Google-owned video giant released its first YouTube Community Guidelines Enforcement Report on Monday (at this link), detailing the results of its content-removal program for the fourth quarter of 2017.According to YouTube, it pulled down 8.3 million videos over the three-month period. Most of those were spam or “people attempting to upload adult content.” Notably, YouTube said, 6.7 million were first flagged for review by computers — rather than human editors. Moreover, of stuff that was auto-detected by YouTube’s machine-learning systems, around 5 million (76%) were deleted before they received a single view.last_img read more

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