Sen. McCain set to raise funds in Beverly Hills

first_imgBEVERLY HILLS – Arizona Sen. John McCain is scheduled to attend a fund-raising reception tonight in Beverly Hills on behalf of his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination on the 40th anniversary of his capture by the North Vietnamese. On Oct. 26, 1967, McCain was on his 23rd bombing mission as a U.S. Navy aviator, when a missile struck his plane and forced him to eject, knocking him unconscious and breaking both his arms and a leg. McCain was taken as a prisoner of war to the infamous “Hanoi Hilton,” where he was denied necessary medical treatment and often beaten by the North Vietnamese. McCain served more than five years as a prisoner of war, being released in 1973 in conjunction with the Paris Peace Accords, which ended U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. The telephone survey of 364 Republican primary voters conducted last Friday though Monday has a margin of error of plus or minus four percentage points. Poor second-quarter fundraising and heavy spending prompted 50 to 100 campaign staffers to be laid off in early July, with others taking pay cuts or working without pay. “His early campaign effort was poorly organized,” Pitney said. “He blew a lot of money very early on a top-heavy organization. There was a great deal of infighting and that led a lot of Republican donors to take their checkbooks elsewhere.” McCain was also hurt by his support of ultimately failed legislation that would have liberalized immigration laws, Pitney said. “He took a leadership position against the Republican base,” Pitney said. “If you want to win the Republican nomination, the dumbest thing you can say is `Let’s liberalize immigration laws.”‘ The 71-year-old McCain is also hurt by his appearance, Pitney said. “McCain would be the oldest elected president, and unfortunately, he looks it,” Pitney said. Ronald Reagan was 69 when he was first elected in 1980. “He looked really good,” Pitney said. “McCain does not convey the same sense of vigor that Reagan did in `80.” There was no immediate response from the McCain campaign. McCain is set to be the second of four Republican presidential candidates to visit the Southland in a nine-day period. Former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson is scheduled to begin a two-day visit Monday with a fundraiser in San Juan Capistrano, while Texas Rep. Ron Paul is set to appear on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and conduct a Hollywood Hills fundraiser Tuesday. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee conducted a fundraiser in Newport Beach Monday. 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 MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.McCain made reference to his captivity during Sunday’s Republican candidates debate in Orlando, Fla. in what several pundits and bloggers would call “the best line of the campaign.” When discussing Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton’s since- abandoned attempt to have $1 million in federal funds allocated for a museum dedicated to the Woodstock rock festival, McCain said, “I wasn’t there. I’m sure it was a cultural and pharmaceutical event. I was, I was tied up at the time.” A day later, his campaign began airing a commercial featuring the comment in the early primary state of New Hampshire. “It’s a great line that will resonate with conservatives over the age of 50, but for a lot of people under the age of 50, they’re going to have to go to Google to find out what Woodstock was,” John J. Pitney, a Claremont McKenna College government professor, told City News Service. McCain has struggled in the polls and fundraising. He was in a statistical three-way tie for second with 15 percent in a Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg Poll, which former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani led with 32 percent. last_img

All I want for Christmas…. is a TV from Irwin Expert Electrical

first_imgThis week the expert team at Irwin Expert Electrical give us a guide to all their gift options in the TV and Audio Centre.Irwin Expert Electrical retail is part of Expert Group – Ireland’s largest electrical retailer with 67 stores nationwide. Irwin Expert Electrical have been in business for over 40 years and have a state of the art showroom in Letterkenny and a newly renovated showroom in Buncrana.They are continually introducing new brands & new products, giving the consumer more choice, better prices and, according to Declan Irwin, their success is simply down to having the right mix of products and great customer service. Irwin Expert Electrical are the North West’s No. 1 in Home Electrical & Kitchen Appliances. This week we visit their TV and Audio Centre. If you are looking for a TV for any room in your home this Christmas Irwin Expert Expert have everything you need at prices that won’t be beaten. Our TV and Audio Experts are here to help. Here are some Christmas Gift Ideas available at our Showrooms: TV / AUDIO / VIDEOLG Home Theater – A Complete Cinema ExperienceWhether it’s premium TVs, high-quality audio, or smart products, LG brings entertainment to your living room.OLED TVs – LG OLED features the latest panels with bright, self-illuminating pixels and stunning color for the Best TV Ever—with Smart AI ThinQ® & alpha 9 processor—LG OLED TVs create home entertainment unlike anything you’ve ever experienced.NanoCell TVs – Get ready to expand your horizons with a state-of-the-art LG NanoCell TV. Those wide-viewing angles just got better. And the colors? Even richer.Sound Bars – Set up your home theatre without fuss with the range of wireless and Bluetooth connectivity-enabled sound bars that are not only beautiful in design, but offer encapsulating surround sound for perfect movie audio.4K Ultra HD OLED Panasonic Televisions – Bring Hollywood to your Home – 55”, 65” Irwin Expert Electrical have a huge SelectionNew Samsung QLED TV – See every colour, feel every moment.Irwin Expert Electrical’s Christmas Club is open and will be delighted to help you choose the perfect Gift, you can pay in for it & collect by Christmas. They also accept SHOP LK vouchers. They are so thankful to their customers for shopping local and choosing Irwin Expert Electrical as their preferred Home Appliance, TV, Computer Centre & Household Electrical Retail Store for in the North West.Irwin Expert Electrical Letterkenny Showroom – Port Road, Letterkenny (Behind Browne Printers – Opposite Letterkenny Institute of Technology.Irwin Expert Electrical Buncrana Showroom – Maginn Avenue, Buncrana.Follow Us on Facebook : www.facebook.com/irwinexpertAll I want for Christmas…. is a TV from Irwin Expert Electrical was last modified: November 15th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:all i want for christmasgift guideIrwin Expert ElectricalTVslast_img read more

Manilal has plans to boost TIA

first_imgThe new head of the Technology Innovation Agency has a clear plan for his tenure. He aims to get a clean audit for the beleaguered state organisation, become the employer of choice, and make excellence part of the daily work ethic for everyone. Barlow Manilal said he aspirations for TIA include a clean audit and being the employer of choice in South Africa. (Image: Supplied, Technology Innovation Agency)Melissa JavanA clean audit, being the employer of choice in South Africa, and being regarded as benchmark in the funding arena, are just a few of the aspirations of Barlow Manilal, the new chief executive officer of the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) has pencilled in for his term at the helm.Manilal took office on 1 April, after interim chief executive Prof Rivka Kfir stepped down at the end of her tenure. She was assigned by Derek Hanekom, at the time the minister of science and technology, in April 2014 with a year-long contract.The TIA was established in terms of the TIA Act, with the objective of stimulating and intensifying technological innovation in order to improve economic growth and quality of life in South Africa by developing and exploiting technological innovations.According to the agency, it primarily uses South Africa’s science and technology base to develop new industries, create sustainable jobs and help to diversify the economy. It invests in advanced manufacturing, agriculture, industrial biotechnology, health, mining, energy and information and communications technology.The previous chief executive, Simphiwe Duma, and the chief financial officer, Barbara Kortjass, were dismissed in March 2014 after a disciplinary process. It arose after the TIA board received several allegations in May 2013 levelled against Duma and five other agency officials.“Deloitte was appointed in July to investigate allegations of nepotism, intimidation of external auditors, irregular investment transactions, Duma’s expenses, and procurement of goods and services,” reported News24. “Disciplinary proceedings against six staff members, including the CEO and CFO of TIA, were conducted after the report by Deloitte.”Regarding their dismissal, Manilal said last week it was neither appropriate nor ethical for him to discuss matters of this nature as the processes and parties involved needed to be respected. “We need to put a stake in the ground and say we are moving forward as TIA. I am accountable and my journey starts here.“TIA’s positioning, effectiveness and demonstration of being an effective instrument to advance the objectives of the National System of Innovation are areas of focus. I guess trust is earned and TIA will commence this journey with a view to earning that trust in a very sustainable and credible manner,” he said.Automative chiefManilal holds a Bachelor of Science honours in industrial technology and management, among several other management qualifications.He was previously the head of the Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC) and is no stranger to working with a big team – he had a team of 160 at the centre. He spend 14 years at this organisation, seven of which he was the chief executive.During his tenure, the institution posted several accomplishments to show. Manilal was nominated for the Lifetime Achievement Award at the National Business Awards in July 2012 and won the Black Business Quarterly’s Public Sector Visionary Award in October 2013. He and the AIDC also won the Oliver Empowerment Awards’ Most Transformed Public Sector Award in 2014.Manilal also served as the national president of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transportation of South Africa from 2006 until the beginning of 2015. He is an editorial advisory board member of Transport World Africa, a representative on the Federation of Supply Chain Management Associations of South Africa, and is on the Automotive Industry Advisory Council to the University of Johannesburg.The challengesHis challenges at the TIA, he said, included a restructuring process, dealing with day-to-day business activities and service delivery. He planned to work closely with staff and management so that nobody was left behind in the process. “We then have to take a very pragmatic approach and prioritise effectively. The most important factors will be diligence, discipline and accountability.”“Make excellence an attitude” is his motto, which he takes to his private life too. Manilal once said that Richard Branson was his favourite businessman. “He [Branson] is one of the few people who has mastered the art of having outrageous fun whilst achieving immense success… having fun is extremely important to me.”last_img read more

What Happens to .ly Domains When Libya Shuts Down the Internet

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Government#web audrey watters When the Libyan government pulled the plug on the country’s Internet access on Friday, many outside the country were concerned about the implications the shutdown would have on the country’s top level domain (TLD). After all, the .ly domain is a popular alternative to the .com, used by a number of companies, but arguably most commonly associated with its usage as a URL shortener.No surprise then, John Borthwick, CEO of Bit.ly was quick to respond to an inquiry on the Q&A site Quora that asked if .ly services would be interrupted with Libya offline. Don’t Worry about .lyThere’ll be no interruption, according to Borthwick. “For .ly domains to be unresolvable the five .ly root servers that are authoritative *all* have to be offline, or responding with empty responses,” he writes. “Of the five root nameservers for the .ly TLD: two are based in Oregon, one is in the Netherlands and two are in Libya.”Borthwick’s response should serve to reassure users of Bit.ly, at the very least. He says that the company will keep the service running, including “offering options around which top level domains you use.” Try .mp, for example (that’s the TLD for the Northern Mariana Islands).Or, Maybe We Should WorryHowever, Kim Davies cautions against a “sense of false confidence” and says we shouldn’t think “that country-code domains are impervious to these kinds of government-mandated Internet shutdowns.” He agrees that the effect of an Internet shutdown may not be immediate, but the effects can still be “devastating.” Davies points out that the servers outside of Libya are still reliant – eventually -on obtaining updates from the .ly registry within the country. “If they are unable to succeed in getting updates, at some point they will consider the data they have stale and stop providing information on the .LY domain.” Davies pegs that at 28 days.Unlike Egypt, which was offline for a week, Libya has had intermittent Internet access. The Next Web posits that the shutdowns in Libya echo some sort of nightly curfew – off at 11pm and on again at dawn. This makes it likely that other DNS servers will update their records and the .ly domains will continue working.Nevertheless, it’s worth noting that this isn’t the first problem that those outside of Libya have had with the TLD. Last fall, the Libyan government shut down Vb.ly, the URL shortener run by sex writer violet blue. The domain was yanked because of its content – as it “fell outside of Libyan Islamic/Sharia Law.” All this should serve as a cautionary tale for anyone obtaining a domain – in Libya or, frankly, elsewhere, as TLDs fall under government scrutiny and seizure, no matter the country. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Bolts torch Gin Kings

first_imgRobredo: 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 FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Barangay Ginebra import Justin Brownlee (right) and Meralco’s Cliff Hodge battle for possession in Sunday’s PBA main game at Smart Araneta Coliseum. —AUGUST DELA CRUZMeralco certainly didn’t like the way things ended a year ago after Barangay Ginebra import Justin Brownlee finished their championship series with a game-winning three at the buzzer.Eager to get back at their tormentor, the Bolts downed the Gin Kings, 93-78, on sustained grit and hustle before an unfriendly crowd at Smart Araneta Coliseum Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo In a rematch of last year’s finals of the PBA Governors Cup, Allen Durham efficiently worked in the lane and neutralized the damage that Ginebra’s twin towers of Greg Slaughter and Japeth Aguilar could possibly inflict as the Bolts again won with authority for the second consecutive game this conference.Last year’s Best Import lit up the stat sheets with 30 points, 24 rebounds and eight assists and got contributions from the energetic crew of Chris Newsome, Jared Dillinger and Cliff Hodge.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe turning point came when the Bolts engineered a huge run in the third quarter, building as many as 19 before settling with a 15-point cushion that they protected until the final buzzer.Brownlee hardly contributed to turn the tide around and obviously wasn’t in his element in the opening match of the Kings, who are bidding for a back-to-back championship in the season-ending conference. Earlier, Star capitalized on Blackwater’s misery and opened their campaign with an emphatic 103-86 win.The Elite couldn’t nail their shots from afar and got roughed up in the lane. Worse, the team’s most consistent performer, import Trevis Simpson, was plagued by an injury at a time they needed him most.Simpson crumpled to the floor with almost a full quarter to go and the Hotshots wasted no time in dealing the lethal blows as center Ian Sangalang and PJ Simon conspired for the finishing kick.MERALCO 93—Durham 30, Dillinger 17, Newsome 16, Hodge 10, Amer 8, Hugnatan 5, Nabong 4, Lanete 3, Caram 0, Chua 0, Atkins 0, Faundo 0, Sedurifa 0.GINEBRA 78—Tenorio 16, Slaughter 14, Brownlee 13, Thompson 9, Mercado 8, Aguilar 6, Ellis 6, Marcelo 4, Taha 2, Mariano 0, Devance 0, Caguioa 0.Quarters: 21-32, 43-45, 72-57, 93-78ADVERTISEMENT Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plantcenter_img Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ceres-Negros extends winning run at home turf View comments Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next El Nido residents told to vacate beach homeslast_img read more