Ian Links obliges

first_imgThe improving 4-y-o colt IAN LINKS justified favouritism at Caymanas Park yesterday in the annual renewal of the City of Kingston Centenary Cup feature over a mile, but was forced to do it the hard way. Ridden by champion jockey Omar Walker for 16-time champion trainer Wayne DaCosta, IAN LINKS was outpaced in last position for the first half of the race as the fleet-footed DR BANNER led from highly fancied UNBREAKABLE. But although DR BANNER looked likely to hold on in mid-stretch, he was worn down by the fast-finishing IAN LINKS, who got up in the nick of time to win by a neck, with STIR IT UP (15-1) racing prominently for third, 11/2 lengths away. ITALIANO was declared a late non-starter, reducing the field to five. Owned by Ian Lodge, IAN LINKS, a bay colt by Fearless Vision out of Witchcraft, was notching his third win from his last four starts. The Mayor of Kingston, Delroy Williams as on hand to present the Centenary Cup to the connections of IAN LINKS. Earlier, Walker and DaCosta teamed up for the first of two winners when another 1-4 favourite FEARLESS SAMURAI romped the first race over 1500 metres for three-year-olds. Taking over the lead from GREAT FAITH at the 600-metre pole, the Fearless Vision – Sayuri offspring strolled home by eight lengths from LADY FAYE for his second consecutive win. Walker was one of three jockeys to ride two winners on the nine-race programme. The others were Richard ‘Bya’ Mitchell aboard 6-1 shot NATASHADONTPLAY for trainer Uton Stewart in the fourth race and SHARP SKIRIT at 3-1 for trainer Andrew McDonald in the sixth, and three-time champion Dane Nelson aboard 4-5 favourite CORALANDO in the eighth and the 31-1 outsider LAZZA in the closing race over the straight. Owned, trained and bred by Lorenzo Robinson, LAZZA, who was unable to go the early pace in mid-track, came home strongly to beat long-time leaders KIMBERLY GOLD (9-2) and MARKOFAPRINCE (5-2) by 23/4 lengths in a maximum field of 16.last_img read more

UP holds off NU for share of 4th spot

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the Philippines managed to hold off National University late, 89-88, in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Fighting Maroons followed up their 67-61 win over De La Salle and improved to a 3-3 card to tie the Green Archers in fourth place.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Osaka pulls out of Hong Kong Open with back injury Fortunately for the Fighting Maroons, John Gallego didn’t make an early enough play as the time expired on the Bulldogs.“Well the positive way of saying it is we won by learning and I’d rather have that than learning and losing,” said UP head coach Bo Perasol. “If I have to review the game, I’ll be happy with 50 percent of it.”De Liaño’s missed free throws weren’t an isolated case as UP went 11-of-30 from the line and four of those misses happened with just 20 seconds left in the game, chances that could’ve made the game easier for the Fighting Maroons.Bright Akhuetie put up 21 points and 20 rebounds, while going 7-of-10 from the line, for UP while Juan Gomez de Liaño ended up with 20 points, seven rebounds, and six assists but he went just 1-of-6 from the stripe.Javi, the older of the de Liaño brothers, had 19 points and eight boards while also making just one free throw out of four attempts.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ With the loss, the Bulldogs dropped to 1-5 and shared the eighth seed with University of the East.UP’s win, however, came after a ton of drama and a big margin of the lead getting erased in the final minute.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Fighting Maroons held a sizeable 89-83 lead with 58.1 seconds left but brothers Dave and Shaun Ildefonso scored five unanswered points to cut the lead to just one, 89-88, with 15 seconds left.Javi Gomez de Liaño had a chance to ice the game from the stripe but he blew his chances that allowed the Bulldogs to race down the floor. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Dave Ildefonso led the Bulldogs with 20 points, six rebounds, and six assists. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Magic rally to hand Warriors 2nd straight loss

first_imgD.J. Augustin scored 14 points and Nikola Vucevic had 12 points and 13 rebounds to help Orlando end an 11-game losing streak to the Warriors. Orlando’s last win over Golden State was on Dec. 14, 2012.“Playing up-and-down has been an issue for us all year, but we’re finally showing confidence in ourselves, especially in the fourth quarter,” Vucevic said. “We didn’t have any focus against the Knicks the other night, but we stayed with it against (the Warriors) and it paid off. We need to do that every night now.”Stephen Curry scored 33 points, but was only 1 for 6 in the fourth quarter. Klay Thompson and DeMarcus Cousins each had 21 for the Warriors, who played without Kevin Durant (rest) and Andre Iguodala (sick).Golden State was just 7 of 23 in the fourth quarter, getting outscored 33-15. The Warriors hit just 9 of 40 (22.5 percent) from behind the 3-point line in the game. Curry was 5 of 17 on 3-pointers.“Steph is beating himself up a little bit because he knows he had a lot of open shots that didn’t go,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “I thought Orlando did a better job executing down the stretch than we did. I didn’t think we executed very well at either end of the floor, especially in the fourth quarter.”ADVERTISEMENT DURANT TAKES A SEATDurant missed his first game this season. He scored 29 points in 39 minutes of Golden State’s 126-125 loss Wednesday in Miami. “He’s just wiped out,” Kerr said. “He’s been going at it hard and playing every game, so with this back-to-back made it obvious. He’s earned a day off.”UP NEXTWarriors: Finish four-game road trip at Philadelphia on Saturday.Magic: Start three-game road trip at Indianapolis on Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title It was the first time Golden State lost to Eastern Conference teams in back-to-back nights since March 1-2, 2013, at Boston and Philadelphia.The Warriors, who trailed by eight at halftime, outscored Orlando 30-11 in the third period, limiting the Magic to 5-of-23 shooting (21.7 percent) and forcing four turnovers to take an 81-70 lead going into the fourth quarter.The Magic roared back behind Ross, who hit three 3-pointers to ignite a 15-4 run. His last 3-pointer tied the game at 89-all with 4:16 left.Curry then fed Jordan Bell for a layup and converted an open 3-pointer to put Golden State back in front 94-89, but the lead didn’t last long.The Magic ran off 10 straight points, including a 3-pointer by Gordon, who had nine points and six rebounds in the period.“Considering the way we finished the third quarter, we were pretty much in control of the game,” Curry said. “But we missed a lot of shots and didn’t get any stops so it’s a frustrating way to end. This is a tough one.”Golden State trailed from the opening minute until Draymond Green converted a fast-break layup to give the Warriors their first lead, 65-63 midway through the third quarter. That was part of a 16-3 run sparked mostly by the defense. Curry scored 10 straight Warriors points to help Golden State to an 11-point lead by the end of the period.TIP-INSWarriors: Golden State needs one more road win to assure the Warriors a winning record in road games for the sixth straight season. . Warriors are first in the NBA with 6.7 blocks per game, but had only three against Orlando. . The Warriors had their first seven games against the Southeast Division.Magic: Augustin, who had one blocked shot all season, blocked two of Curry’s jump shots. . Backup PG Isaiah Briscoe returned after missing the last two games with a concussion. He had eight points and nine rebounds. . The Magic limited Golden State to just 5-of-22 shooting (22.7 percent) on 3-pointers in the first half. . Orlando’s bench, which got outscored 75-7 in the last game, outscored Golden State’s bench 35-12. View comments SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Orlando Magic guard Isaiah Briscoe (13) and forward Wesley Iwundu (25) fight for the loose ball with Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) as Magic forward Aaron Gordon (00) and Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) look on during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla., on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)ORLANDO, Florida — The Orlando Magic proved again they can beat the best of the NBA.They’ve also shown this week they can lose to some of the worst.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img Aaron Gordon had 22 points and 15 rebounds, Terrence Ross added 16 points and the Magic rallied in the final three minutes to beat the Golden State Warriors 103-96 on Thursday night.The win completes a week in which the Magic went 2-2, also beating Atlantic Division leader Toronto, but losing to the lowly New York Knicks and Chicago Bulls.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“It’s complacency, we’ve got to beat complacency,” Gordon said. “We showed again tonight we’re a good team, but we’ve got to learn to play at that level against everybody and not be complacent.”A night after they were stunned in Miami by Dwyane Wade’s buzzer-beater, the Warriors blew an 11-point lead in the fourth quarter and lost for the fourth time in six games. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history MOST READ Cavaliers come from 14 down in fourth to trounce Knicks Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifyinglast_img read more

Liberians Urged to Maintain Progress

first_imgPresident Sirleaf, Amb. Elder toast to the relationship between Liberia and the United StatesUnited States Ambassador to Liberia, Christine Elder has told Liberians to uphold the progress government and international partners have made over the years and not to undermine it because of political differences.Amb. Elder made the assertion at celebration of United States’ 241st Independence Day in Monrovia.Elder added: “As President Sirleaf’s historic second term draws to a close, she and her government can take pride in the progress made in rebuilding the foundation of this nation so damaged by years of Liberians turning against each other. Whoever earns the most votes in October or November, let them and every Liberian safeguard all aspects of progress as if it were their own, and focus on building upon that foundation with new priorities for the nation.”The U.S. diplomat assured the Liberian government and people that the relationship between her government and Liberia remains strong as both countries work towards protecting the  interest and security of the other.She recalled the U.S.-Liberia Partnership Dialogue hosted in January in Washington, D.C.; the visit of U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Dr. Tom Price; and civic and voter education programs throughout the country under the sponsorship of the U.S. Embassy, NGO and partners as some factors assuring the solidification of US-Liberia relation.Amb. Elder also recognized Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) Chief of Staff Daniel Ziankahn and Police Inspector General Gregory Coleman for their professionalism exhibited in handling security issues after the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) drawdown.She acknowledged that the two men have managed the security sector exceptionally well in spite of the perceived challenges people thought would face Liberian security in the absence of UNMIL.As Liberians prepare to elect a new corps of leaders in October, Amb. Elder expressed hope that the election will be free, fair, transparent and peaceful, urging that candidates share their vision for Liberia with the benefit of a level playing field in electoral competition.“I look forward to observing campaigns and rhetoric based on platforms and policies, as well as activists and citizens peacefully participating in rallies and voting,” Amb. Elder said.She reminded her audience that the impending power transition is an opportunity for Liberia to be a model for other countries in the region, stressing, “This is Liberia’s chance for its peace, prosperity and democracy to be assured.”In response, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf assured that it was her last time to speak at an occasion marking the celebration of the United States’ Independence Day in her capacity as president.Sirleaf then extended gratitude to the Government and people of the United States for their support to Liberia during her 12-year regime after the civil unrest, recalling the long historic ties between the two countries, which makes both of them to not only be partners, but countries of similar upbringing.She also recognized the US Government for major postwar projects it has implemented through USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and other partners, which has resulted into the restoration of electricity to Monrovia and other parts of Montserrado.Sirleaf, however, emphasized that sustenance of the gains government and partners have made over the years depends on the upcoming elections, because by voting whomever Liberians want, the progress will either go forward or retrogress.United States of America observes its Independence Day on July 4 every year, but this year the Embassy in Monrovia celebrated it on July 12.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Cabinet to consider proposed ban on plastic items – Harmon

first_imgA proposed plan that could affect a ban on the use of plastic items will be presented to Cabinet for its consideration; a move that is supported by the Department of Environment.Minister of State, Joseph Harmon made the disclosure on Monday while addressing the Ministry of the Presidency’s Department of Environment’s Earth Day celebrations at State House.Minister of State, Joseph Harmon speaking at the Earth Day observance which was organised by the Department of Environment and hosted at the Baridi Benab at State House“We would have introduced to Cabinet a memorandum prepared by the Department of the Environment, which Cabinet will consider seriously. It’s a very solid piece of document, a very solid memorandum,” Harmon is quoted by the Department of Public Information (DPI) as saying.Minister Harmon, who also has responsibility for the environment, said he has already asked the Department of Environment to have the technical officers be present at that Cabinet session to properly explain the measures proposed.The Department’s Head, Ndibi Schwiers said the document was a simple draft that was seeking to reduce on a short-term basis, the importation of single-use plastic items. It is hoped that by 2020 there will be a complete ban on the product.Earth Day 2018 is being celebrated under the theme “end plastic pollution”. Data from the day’s proceeding showed that nearly two million single-use plastic bags are distributed worldwide every minute. One million plastic bottles are bought every minute around the world. That number is expected to top a trillion by the end of 2021.One million seabirds and 100,000 marine animals are killed every year by the ingestion of plastics in the ocean.According to Minister Harmon, plastic remains a useful material. However, it is also responsible for the degradation of the earth.As part of the Government’s commitment to care for the earth and preserve its eco-systems, Minister Harmon said several measures have been implemented to curtail the use of plastic receptacles in Guyana.In January of last year, the Administration had tabled and passed an amendment to the Customs Act, which stipulated that importers of plastic containers pay an environmental levy to the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA).The levy was not a revenue collection initiative, but a measure to encourage the recycling and reduction of the use of plastics.Speaking also at the event, Business Minister Dominic Gaskin said the use of plastic bags must be addressed with urgency.“Guyana has a big problem with single-use plastic items and these needs to be addressed with urgency if Guyana is to become the green State that we all look forward to.”Minister Gaskin observed that there needed to be a long-term solution to address the issue of plastic pollution in the country, so that “we can be green and clean again”.last_img read more

Arsenal land fair Europa League group

first_img0Shares0000Fyodor Chalov scored against Arsenal in this season’s Europa LeagueMONACO, France, Aug 31 – Arsenal were handed a seemingly easier task in the Europa group as they face Sporting Lisbon, Azerbaijani club Qarabag and Vorskla of Ukraine.Marseille, last season’s beaten Europa League finalists, were drawn with Lazio and Eintracht Frankfurt in a strong group. Arsenal were handed a seemingly easier task against Sporting Lisbon, Azerbaijani club Qarabag and Vorskla of Ukraine.The other English club in Europe’s second-tier competition, Chelsea, will play PAOK Salonika, BATE Borisov from Belarus and Hungarians Vidi.Scottish champions Celtic are in a group that includes the two Red Bull-owned clubs — Salzburg, a beaten semi-finalist last season, and Leipzig — as well as Rosenborg of Norway.Rangers, a fourth seed, face a tough task progressing on their return to Europe against Villarreal, Rapid Vienna and Spartak Moscow.Dudelange, the first club from Luxembourg to reach the group stage of the competition, were handed a trip to the San Siro to play AC Milan, who have won eight European trophies, and will also face Real Betis and Olympiakos.Antoine Griezmann, who scored twice in last season’s final as Atletico Madrid beat Marseille 3-0, was named the Europa League player of last season.Griezmann, a World Cup winner with France, also finished fourth in the UEFA player of the season award announced on Thursday and won by Croatian Luka Modric, a winner in the Champions League final and runner-up in the World Cup.The first round of matches will be played on Thursday, September 20.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

‘MIND YOUR MIND’ 5K CHARITY RUN FOR PIETA HOUSE IN KILLYBEGS THIS SUNDAY

first_imgA 5K charity walk and run in aid of mental health charities takes place in Killybegs this Sunday.The event will help to raise funds for the brilliant Pieta House charity and is being organised by top GAA ref Jimmy White and daughter Tara.Registration begins at 12.30m with the event starting at 1.30pm – all at St Catherine’s Vocational School. There is no fixed entry fee – with anyone taking part asked to make a donation of their choice.The forecast is for a bright sunny Sunday, so why not make a day of it in south west Donegal.You can express your interest in this event on Facebook here:https://www.facebook.com/events/1709850959269498/?notif_t=plan_user_invited&notif_id=1464686932160552  ‘MIND YOUR MIND’ 5K CHARITY RUN FOR PIETA HOUSE IN KILLYBEGS THIS SUNDAY was last modified: May 31st, 2016 by John2Share 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:Killybegs 5kPIeta Houselast_img read more

DD Technology: Alphatronic’s guide to reinstalling Windows

first_imgIf your computer or laptop won’t work as well as it once did reinstalling Windows could be the answer. It may sound like a huge task, but it’s not difficult at all.Our guide below will explain how to reinstalling Windows to make your PC or laptop as good as new.By Charlie Kelly – Alphatronic Repair Technician There are lots of reasons why you might want to reinstall Windows. Your PC or laptop could be infected with a virus, or it could be clogged up to the point where it is running slow all the time. As long as there’s no problem with your hardware then reinstalling Windows will give you back a working, speedy computer or laptop.It’s a fact that PCs get slower with age. Even if you decide to give your computer a spring clean, there’s a chance that it still won’t quite end up as good as new.Reinstalling Windows is a quick way to clear out the clutter, including all the stuff that you just can’t get rid of manually. (Note that you will have to back up all your files, music, photos, videos and settings, and reinstall all your applications if you do a clean install). Windows 10 allows you to upgrade and keep just about everything, but this can also copy across a lot of the rubbish that could be holding your PC back. So in many cases, a clean install is the best option.How to reinstall Windows 10 If you have upgraded to Windows 10 a new copy of Windows is created on your hard drive, but since it’s an upgrade and not a clean install, it will bring all the rubbish along with your files, apps and settings. To reinstall Windows 10 and get a clean install, follow these steps:Download Microsoft’s Media Creation tool which will create a bootable USB flash drive with Windows 10 on it. Hold onto this for future reinstalls, too. You can also use the drive for upgrading an existing Windows installation simply by running Setup.exe from the drive when running Windows 7 or 8.You begin the clean install by using the Reset function in Windows 10. You’ll find it at Start > Settings > Update & Security > Recovery > Reset this PC. Follow the on-screen instructions and you should see the option to remove everything and reinstall Windows.Alternatively, simply shut down your PC and boot from your USB flash drive. But before you do, ensure you’ve backed up everything, as the process will wipe your C drive. Also ensure that Windows 10 is activated by right-clicking on the Start button, choosing System from the menu that appears, and checking the status under the Windows activation section.It may take a few moments to say whether Windows is activated or not as it needs to verify this with Microsoft’s servers. As with the Windows 7 reinstallation guide below, you’ll have to choose your language, and then where you install Windows. Make sure you choose the correct hard drive and partition. If it’s a new drive, it will be blank, so you choose the only option available: the large unallocated space.Once the installation starts, your PC will reboot. You’ll see a Windows logo and a large circular progress indicator. Keep an eye on the install as it will reboot your computer several times and may ask you to remove the DVD or flash drive. How to reinstall Windows 7Here we’re going to show you how to reinstall Windows 7 from a DVD. However, some PCs allow you to reinstall Windows from a separate recovery partition on your hard disk and, in that case, you should follow the manufacturer’s instructions.If you’re reinstalling Windows on the same hard drive as it’s currently installed you have two choices: Upgrade or Clean install. The former will keep all your stuff but may not fix a problem you’re having, while the latter will wipe your hard drive and you’ll lose all the data from that partition (or the whole drive if there’s only one partition on it). Make sure you’ve backed up everything you don’t want to lose. To back up your data you can simply drag and drop files to an external hard drive or USB flash drive.Later, you’ll need to activate Windows using the product key so make sure you can find it on a Microsoft sticker somewhere on your PC. If there’s no sticker or it’s illegible, you can find it using a program called Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder, This program is a freeware download widely available from a google search.3. Shut down your PC, put the Windows disc in the CD/DVD slot and start it up. All being well, it should boot from this. If it boots to Windows normally, you’ll have to use the BIOS menus to make your PC boot from a disk. Windows Setup will start and, on the first screen you should specify your preferred language, time and currency format, and the nationality of your keyboard. You’ll also be shown a screen on which you’re required to agree to the licence conditions.You’ll now be asked “Which type of installation do you want?” and both options will be explained. Choose the “Custom (advanced)” option will take you back to the way your PC was when it left the factory. (Note that you could try the Upgrade option to reinstall Windows “over the top” of your existing installation to see if it fixes a particular problem you’re having. This will keep all your files, programs and settings intact.) We’ll show you how to to a clean install here.Next you’ll be asked “Where do you want to install Windows?”. Sometimes just one partition will be shown, in which case just click on Next. If multiple partitions are displayed, select the first primary partition (usually the largest) before clicking on Next.Windows 7 will now be installed and progress will be reported in the list of actions and the progress bar. This could take some time. Often it’ll seem that the installation has got stuck in the “Completing installation” phase so be patient.Next, you’ll be guided in setting up a user account. Also, you’ll need to provide the product key that you identified in Step 2. This will be used later, when you’re online, to activate the new installation of Windows.Follow the instructions to select security options (we suggest accepting the default setting), the time and date format, and perhaps to connect to a wireless network and join a Homegroup if these are detected.Windows will now start but the desktop will look different and rather empty. Your next job, therefore, is to re-install the various applications that you use on a regular basis.Now go to Device Manager – search for it in the Start menu – and check that drivers have been installed for all the hardware. If you see and devices with an exclamation mark, go to the manufacturer’s website and download the latest versions. You should find the appropriate drivers by using your laptop’s exact model code; for a PC, you’ll need to know the motherboard make and model, and the model numbers of other key components such as the graphics card.Even if you see no problems, it’s worth installing manufacturer-specific drivers (rather than the generic Microsoft drivers which Windows will have installed) for components such as the graphics card, motherboard chipset, laptop touchpad etc.Plus, there may be manufacturer utilities (especially for laptops) which won’t be reinstalled with a ‘clean’ copy of Windows. For example, some laptops have utilities which prevent the battery charging to 100 percent, prolonging its life.Now, using the backup you created in Step 1, copy all your files back onto your PC. You’ll probably also want to select your favourite wallpaper and make all the other changes necessary to customise your PC the way you like it.That’s it! You’re now using your PC or laptop just like the day you first bough it. Remember to install an Anti-Virus software to keep your machine running trouble free prior to using the internet or downloading files again.By Charlie Kelly – Alphatronic Repair TechnicianAlphatronic 38 Port Road, Letterkenny, Co DonegalContact me directly 074 91 13445 or email charlie@alphatronic.ieFacebook https://www.facebook.com/alphatronic/DD Technology: Alphatronic’s guide to reinstalling Windows was last modified: August 7th, 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)Tags:AlphatronicdonegalWindows 10last_img read more

L.A., biz get on same page

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Months of discussion among local business groups, companies and politicians culminated in Thursday’s speeches. Councilman Greig Smith, who represents the Chatsworth and Northridge areas, initiated the plan after a series of major layoffs and relocations earlier this year. Though given some advance notice of the closure of the Los Angeles Times plant and downsizing at Washington Mutual announced in February, Smith said that local employers and elected officials had insufficient communication to prevent previous job loss. “They’re coming to us now, but we want to come to them,” Smith said. “We don’t want them to just say, we’re moving, it’s too late. We’re here to help you, not to hurt you.” Preserving the industrial belt in the Northridge/Chatsworth area has become Smith’s particular mission, in an effort to save the industrial and commercial property from residential conversion. Companies in the area employed as many as 40,000 workers in recent years, ranging from ball bearing makers to entertainment soundstages. For the past few months, Smith’s office has initiated conversations with remaining businesses to ensure they don’t uproot and relocate out of state, as well. With available land scarce, Smith’s business representatives have expedited permits for industrial expansion, provided contacts with city services and private and public loans. Though still early in the process, business leaders see signs of success. There is no more business as usual for business, politicians proclaimed Thursday to local leaders. The commercial community and the city of Los Angeles have enjoyed a rocky relationship for years, co-existing while complaining about one another. But as taxes have dropped and business flight has slowed, the two sides seem downright cooperative. At a luncheon convened Thursday, city officials pledged their support for the business community. Businessmen put down their forks and applauded. “People say the city doesn’t listen, but believe me, the government of the city of Los Angeles is listening,” said Councilman Dennis Zine. “When we can have a partnership with the industries of the future, we want to do that.” “We hear all about manufacturing fleeing California and we did lose 2,000 jobs last year,” said Bruce Ackerman, president and chief executive officer of the Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley. “But it’s slowing. This year, we expect to only lose around 200.” In addition to hosting the lunch, aerospace giant Airbus held an informational session with local suppliers to develop new subcontractors for its massive A380 jet. The company spends around $500 million in Southern California annually and speakers stressed again and again that they want to bring those dollars into the Valley. “We need to figure out what we can do to open our arms,” Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said. “We need to let people like Airbus know that there’s a place for them … the San Fernando Valley is, without question, the foundation of the future of the City of Los Angeles.” brent.hopkins@dailynews.com 818-713-3738160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

GAA: DUBLIN STAR PAYS TRIBUTE TO DONEGAL

first_imgDublin midfielder Denis Bastick has paid tribute to Donegal – for the fight they put up in the All-Ireland semi-final last month.Speaking ahead of the All-Ireland final clash with Kerry this weekend the Templeogue star certainly wasn’t interested in slagging off the Jim McGuinness’s side.“It was a bit unusual I suppose. Anyone you talk to has their own views on it, but it definitely was one of the strangest games I have played in,” he said. “Definitely Donegal were very good and we were under pressure right until the end, so I suppose we were just happy with the win.“We had watched Donegal before the match and we knew that was their style and what was working for them and did work for them up to that. I think we were expecting that kind of a game.”GAA: DUBLIN STAR PAYS TRIBUTE TO DONEGAL was last modified: September 16th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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