Surprise as AIB closes one of its busiest ATM machines

first_imgAIB has closed one of its busiest ATM machines in Donegal.The machine, located next to Dunnes Stores at Lower Main Street in Letterkenny, had a steel sheet placed over it today.A sign on the sheet read ‘ATM available inside Dunnes Stores.’ The machine has been the target of cyber-crime on a number of occasions when fake fronts were placed on the machine.However, it is not known at this stage why the bank closed the machine.The machine is hugely popular with the public along with AIB’s other nearest ATM machine at its bank on Upper Main Street.Surprise as AIB closes one of its busiest ATM machines was last modified: October 19th, 2016 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)last_img read more

VIDEO: Look How Much Gorilla Grace Has Grown!

first_imgShare This!Our favorite activity at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is now checking in with Grace, the baby gorilla born at the park this spring. It’s been about a month since our last report and she has developed SO MUCH since then. She is stronger and more interactive with her environment.In the video below, you’ll see Grace interacting with her mom, Katasha, as well as her half brother, Cory. Cory is the only other member of the family that Katasha trusts with Grace because he is the most gentle and affectionate.I’m not crying, you’re crying! (No wait, actually I am crying.)Video: Christina Harrisonlast_img read more

SA to set up mines, labour task force

first_img20 August 2012 A task force will be set up to look into labour issues in South Africa’s platinum industry after last week’s violent clashes near the Lonmin mine in Marikana, Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu said on the weekend. The task force will consist of representatives from the mining industry, unions, government and traditional leadership. Forty-four people, including two police officers and 34 mine workers, were killed and scores injured in violent clashes in the mining town of Marikana outside Rustenburg, North West province last week. Shabangu and Labour Minister Mildred Olifant met with the Chamber of Mines, business and organised labour in Johannesburg on Saturday to discuss and agree on an action plan to address the violence at Lonmin’s Marikana mine and share practices applied by other mining companies. The management of Lonmin, the Chamber of Mines and other mining executives gave an account of what challenges they faced relating to engaging with labour organisations and employees generally. Both ministers then met with organised labour to get their account and what they perceived as the source of the conflict. Olifant reminded all parties of the legal processes pertaining to labour organisations and how they needed to operate as required by the law. Shabangu also put to all stakeholders the need to agree on how the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) would be engaged going forward, as long as their operations were within the confines of the law. Shabangu reiterated the need for all role players to uphold the spirit of tripartism as the image of the country’s mining industry was being tarnished after the sector, working with the government, had gone out to the world saying that the South African mining sector was open for business and encouraging investors to invest in the sector. Source: read more

Michael Clarke retires: The game is cruel

first_imgThe Trent Bridge crowd were ecstatic and were applauding their boys. The England cricket team were acknowledging the applause and later did the victory lap after they had thrashed Australia in less than two and half days in the fourth Test to regain the Ashes urn.There were hugs, there were poses for photographs. The Englishmen on the field were living their dream. More than joy, England captain Alaistar Cook’s face was showcasing signs of relief.And amidst all this, two men, one dressed in suit, holding the microphone and the other dressed in training jersey were talking about their team’s poor showing. Shane Warne had asked Michael Clarke how it felt for him to give away the urn in such a horrendous manner.The viewers weren’t interested in hearing what the Australian captain replied, but were waiting for Warne to ask ‘that’ question, that obvious question. A lot of legends of the game have been on the receiving end of ‘that’ question.Warne didn’t wait.The legspinner doesn’t wait to ask, “What does this loss mean to Michael Clarke?””I will have one more Test in my career and then retire. I don’t want to jump ship now so I’ll have one last Test. You never want to walk away from the game but my performances have not been acceptable to me,” were Clarke’s words. Obvious, isn’t it!The cricket fraternity saw it coming, after all they have witnessed many such parting speeches.Things were brighter for ClarkeSix months back, on a Sunday afternoon, dressed in yellow, Michael Clarke was the focal point of everyone’s attention. Having led the Australian side to a World Cup victory at home, Clarke had every reason to sport a smile.advertisementThe Australians led by Clarke were clinical. The final was a match-up between two world class one-day international bowlers- Mitchell Starc and Trent Boult- who had been the nightmare for batsmen during the tournament.At one and the same time, a more subtle but crucial battle was being fought. The duel between the aggression of two captains, the attacking intent of two captains – Brendon McCullum and Clarke – proved to be the game changer. The latter outclassed the former with a brilliant display of positive intent. And that set the New South Wales man apart from rest of the modern day skippers.”Over the moon, what a tournament. Thanks to every Australian and cricket supporter out there who’ve been behind us. The team and support staff, the support I’ve had since coming back into the team, they deserve to stand there with the trophy”Time is right to walk away from one-day cricket, I’ll still be playing Test cricket,” were the words of a captain who was willing to go after leading his team to the pinnacle of one-day cricket.Unlike this time, he was not forced to make a decision.The game is indeed cruel.last_img read more