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Second hoax security alert in Strabane in two days

first_img Facebook Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A number of streets in Strabane were cordoned off today because of a security alert.The police said they received a report of a suspicious object in the Butcher street area this morning.Butcher Street and Barrack Street were closed and a number of properties had to be evacuated. Bowling Green Street and Market Street were also closed.It is the second security alert in Strabane in two days.Yesterday an alert in the Ballycolman area was declared an elaborate hoax.Strabane District Cllr Jay McCauley is hitting out at those responsible……[podcast][/podcast] Previous articleArlene Arkinson inquest may not start for another 2 yearsNext articleDonegal turf cutters urged to attend Dublin protest tomorrow night News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th News Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North center_img WhatsApp Twitter By News Highland – March 6, 2012 WhatsApp Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Second hoax security alert in Strabane in two days Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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Phone number porting by April: Neotel

first_imgThe Independent Communications Authority of South Africa ruled in December last year that ported numbers must be indicated to the consumer by the sound of three beeps while a call is being connected, as is currently the industry standard with ported cellular numbers. Geographic number portability enables customers to transfer their fixed line number from one operator to the next – maintaining their telephone number but switching operators. 4 February 2010 Geographic number portability “The porting of numbers in blocks of 10 000 or 1 000 has been available for some months now,” Neotel’s Angus Hay said in a statement this week. South African fixed line telecoms operator Neotel says it is on track for individual number porting to become available by April 2010. “This truly puts the consumer in charge of their own destiny when it comes to service providers,” Hay said. Geographic number portability brings a new dimension of freedom of choice to the consumer as they no longer have to lose their existing fixed line number when changing service providers. ‘Freedom of choice’ “Unfortunately that excluded many businesses, as it is only relevant to very large corporations,” he explained. “This is what South Africans have been waiting for, of course – the ability to port their individual fixed line telephone numbers.” SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Curated Playlist: Emotional Royalty Free Music

first_imgMusic is the greatest manipulator of emotions. Move your audience with this curated playlist of our favorite emotional royalty free music tracks.A story filled with quiet emotion can be just as powerful as an epic bombastic trailer. With the right music choices, you can add depth and universality to a poignant visual tale. Take a listen to our selection of cinematic, emotional royalty free music tracks. This evocative playlist is guaranteed to heighten emotion – and maybe even bring a tear to your eye.last_img read more

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Gallery Damen Gives a Makeover to Two Oldies

first_imgDamen Shiprepair Amsterdam (DSAm), part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC), has completed maintenance works on cruise vessels Marco Polo and Magellan operated by the UK-based Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV), part of the Global Maritime Group. To see the makeover check out our gallery above.During the initial docking process at the yard, the 22,080 gross ton Marco Polo was inspected by Wouter van den Bossche, DSAm Project Manager.“After examining the vessel, we scheduled various equipment overhauls and repainting. Our first task was to completely high-pressure clean the hull and then paint the flat bottom and vertical sides in the renowned ‘Marco Polo’ blue. The topside of the vessel was painted at a later stage, which became the critical path for undocking,” van der Bossche said.The equipment maintenance included polishing the main propeller and bow thruster blades, and overhauling the main engine coolers.Damen’s work on the vessel continued in maintenance, renewal and upgrade works in its public areas and cabins, the air conditioning and evaporator rooms as well as renewal of numerous sea water and fresh water piping and overhauling of the overboard valves. Work on the ship’s rudder was also performed.Built by German shipbuilder Wadan Yards MTW in 1965 and rebuilt in Greece in 1993, Marco Polo features a length of 176 meters and a width of 24 meters.Furthermore, after the initial inspection, the 46,052 gross ton Magellan presented a “substantial work schedule” for the Damen team. “A significant part of the docking involved the tail shaft. For example, the starboard propeller hub needed inspection in the workshop. So a special lifting tool was made for removing the hub. Then, after Rolls Royce’s survey, we machined the existing hub, blade carriers and W-plates as per inspector’s instructions,” Daniel Gerner, DSAm Project Manager, said.Work on Magellan’s propulsion system also included polishing of starboard propeller blades and repairs to the bow and stern thruster blades.Another part of the project was the installation of a new sewage tank system.In addition to maintenance, renewal and upgrade works in Magellan’s public areas and cabins, repairs of various steel damages and the overhauling of numerous ship’s systems were also necessary, according to Damen.Magellan was built by Denmark’s Aalborg Vaerft in 1985 and rebuilt in 2010. The Bahamas-flagged cruise ship has a length of 221.6 meters and a width of 28 meters.last_img read more