Councillor encourages people to go out and deface English signs

first_imgA Donegal County Councillor has said he is encouraging people to go out and deface English tourism signs in the Gaeltacht region.It comes as a number of the signs including a number for the Wild Atlantic Way were scribbled out leaving just the Irish language version.Local Independent county councillor Micheal Mac Giolla Easbuig has refused to condemn the attacks on the tourism signs. In fact, he said he encourages anyone who feels strongly enough about the Irish language to go out and take “direct action.”He said “Some people have decided not to be silenced while watching a very beautiful and progressive language dying.“I fully support this action and I would ask others to go out and if they believe direct action then do what they have to do. I will not condemn it.”Councillor Micheál Cholm Mac Giolla EasbuigA number of such signs have been scrawled over in a number of local areas in West Donegal including Gaoth Dobhair and Ranafast. Councillor Mac Giolla Easbuig said he does not accept the destruction of the English language version of the signs will hinder tourists.He added “If a tourist comes all the way from a remote area of Italy, then surely they can find their way around West Donegal.“Tourism can play a part and can be of economic benefit to our community and I welcome it to a point.“But I don’t believe that we should sell out our own language which is thousands of years old and much older than English just for tourism.“In fact, tourists come to the Gaeltacht area to experience our culture and our language. “These are people who are taking a stand for our language and I will not condemn their actions in any way.”Councillor encourages people to go out and deface English signs was last modified: August 19th, 2019 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:GAELTACHTGaoth DobhairMicheal Mac Giolla EasbuigsignsWild Atlantic Waylast_img read more

Samsung to build TV factory in South Africa

first_img25 July 2014 South Korean electronics and technology giant Samsung is set to invest US$20-million (nearly R220-million) in a new television factory at the Dube TradePort in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province, in order to take advantage of rising demand for consumer goods in Africa. “We plan to start construction of the TV plant in South Africa in the latter half of the year,” Samsung said in a statement cited by the Korea Times earlier this week. “The investment will be $20 million through 2018.” The Dube TradePort is an air-freight logistics hub located alongside King Shaka International Airport, 30 kilometres north of Durban. It is poised to become one of the special economic zones that South Africa is busy setting up in order to boost investment in the country. Trade and Industry Director-General Lionel October, in an interview with news agency Bloomberg last week, said Samsung had identified the Dube TradePort “as a space to operate from”. President Jacob Zuma “will launch the special economic zone within a month or so, and the first investment anchor will be Samsung,” October said. The South African factory will be Samsung’s second in Africa. The first, located in Beni Suef, Egypt, began production in September 2013. According to the Korea Times, “while demand for flat-screen TVs has flattened due to the rise of tablets and smartphones, Samsung believes it can awaken idling demand for premium TVs from affluent African consumers”. Korea Times quoted an official from market researchers DisplaySearch as saying: “As the TV markets in North America and Europe are heading towards full saturation, Samsung needs to explore new markets. The South African factory will mainly produce TVs with ultra high-definition (UHD) picture quality.” SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Liaise: Possibly The Coolest Email Add-On Ever (Video)

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting marshall kirkpatrick Tags:#Product Reviews#web Liaise is an email add-on launching today that analyzes the free-text contents of your emails as you write them for task-related information, including assignee, deadline and priority. It then helps you manage all your tasks in an interface beside your email inbox, pulling up all the emails associated with a particular task or person you’re set to meet with, automatically.This impressive tool is launching today at the DEMO conference, where it may very well steal the show. Liaise is currently available only for Outlook, but if you’re an Outlook user then it’s worth your time to download. Outlook user or not, you’ll want to check out the video demonstration below.I really hope that this product will support GMail sometime soon (perhaps with some Google Gears integration?) but for now this is the first software in a long time that’s made me give Windows a second look. This level of automated task-tracking and organization, with minimal interruption to your existing work-flow, has got to offer a competitive advantage. The elegance of the real-time analysis and the usefulness of the language processing, at least in theory on the day the product launches, is the kind of experience that reminds us how much innovation is still possible.The first 200 ReadWriteWeb readers who click this link will get access to download the application. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more