HOW TWEET FROM DONEGAL HELPED WOMAN FIND HER MISSING MUM

first_imgThe pic posted on TwitterA TOURIST unable to get a good mobile phone signal in Donegal took to Twitter instead to help find her missing mother.Joanne Mehaffey, from south Belfast, tried desperately to ring friends after her mum Diane went missing earlier this week. Her mother suffers from Alzheimer’s Disease.But because she couldn’t get a good enough signal to make lengthy calls, she posted as SOS on Twitter instead – and her mum was found nine hours later wandering a suburb with her dog. She urged her followers to retweet and share the picture message.She tweeted: “This is my mum & she’s gone #missing. Help try & bring her home safe #missing #belfast #plsRT #alzheimers”.Joanne said: “I love Twitter and I love Facebook and I needed as many people as possible to see mum’s picture to speed up her being found. I knew I needed to do it sooner rather than later.“While she would not have necessarily wanted everyone to know that she was suffering from Alzheimer’s, I needed her brought home, and if that meant I needed to share it, I was going to share it. One of the family’s other dogs which was with Diane.“I knew that Twitter was a powerful tool. I just needed one person to see her and that’s what happened.”The message was retweeted hundreds of times – but crucially Lisburn woman Christina McStravick saw it.“I was sitting about six o’clock in the living room, watching TV, and I noticed a woman walking past the window with two dogs,” she told the BBC.“She seemed a wee bit dazed and kind of caught my attention but I didn’t think anything of it. “Literally, 30 seconds later I was on Twitter. I saw that Oscar (Knox) had retweeted Joanne’s poster.“I jumped in the car, drove round and drove slowly past Diane. I didn’t want to scare her but I realised it was her.”She gently coaxed Diane into coming into the house for a cup of tea while her husband rang Joanne and the police.“My husband gives me a hard time for going on Twitter too much, so he can’t do that anymore,” Christina said. But Joanne has been overwhelmed by the response on social media.“My mother had walked about eight miles. We would never have thought she was there.“My husband says he’s a Twitter widow, but Twitter and the kindness of strangers brought my mum home,” she said.HOW TWEET FROM DONEGAL HELPED WOMAN FIND HER MISSING MUM was last modified: April 5th, 2013 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)Tags:HOW TWEET FROM DONEGAL HELPED WOMAN FIND HER MISSING MUMlast_img read more

Agriculture applauds newly proposed clean water rule

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Trump Administration proposed a new water rule on Dec. 11 designed to replace the 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule.The new water rule would:Protect the private property rights of American cattle producers;Provide safeguards for America’s waters;Observe the appropriate role of the federal government in regulating waterways;Restore state and local authority to protect waters;Respect Congress’s intent in limiting jurisdiction to “navigable waters” in the Clean Water Act.As a next step, the proposed rule will be posted in the Federal Register and become open for public comment. The 2015 WOTUS rule is currently in effect in 22 states. The EPA and Army Corps of Engineers are currently in the process of repealing the 2015 WOTUS rule.“After years of uncertainty stemming from the 2015 WOTUS rule, the Trump Administration’s new water rule represents a fresh start for America’s cattle producers,” said Kevin Kester, president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. “NCBA advocated for a new water rule that is easy to understand and implement. The Administration listened. The proposed water rule provides safeguards to keep our waters clean and clear rules for landowners to follow. We look forward to engaging with the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers to finalize the rule.”State Farm Bureau presidents from across the nation attended an event at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in Washington to witness the signing of the newly proposed Clean Water Rule.“Farmers and ranchers work every day to protect our nation’s waterways and drinking water. For more than five years we have advocated for a new water rule that protects clean water and provides clear rules for people and communities to follow,” said Zippy Duvall, American Farm Bureau Federation president. “This new rule will empower farmers and ranchers to comply with the law, protect our water resources and productively work their land without having to hire an army of lawyers and consultants.“We want to protect land and water in the communities where we live and work. Clean water is our way of life. Preserving our land and protecting our water means healthy places to live, work and play. We believe this new Clean Water Rule is rooted in commonsense. It will protect our nation’s water resources and allow farmers to farm.”last_img read more

Ailing BlackBerry Gets A Buyout Offer

first_imgFor the second time in two trading days, trading on BlackBerry Ltd. has been halted again, this time after the canadian hardware vendor announced that it will be going private in a sale to a consortium helmed by Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd.See also: Disaster Strikes BlackBerry—Huge Job Cuts, $1 Billion Net LossThe deal, which will bring $9 per share to stockholders, will total around $4.7 billion, according to MarketWatch. Fairfax currently owns around 10% of BlackBerry’s shares now.The buyout will have to undergo due diligence, BlackBerry has said.Image courtesy of Reuters/Mark Blinch. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologycenter_img Tags:#BlackBerry#now Related Posts readwritelast_img read more

Dissatisfied football body puts end to PPL

first_imgLATEST STORIES Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Unable to suit up due to injury, Lycha Ebon finds way to back up Lady Tamaraws Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ Mariano “Nonong” Araneta. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOThe Philippine Football Federation on Saturday terminated Triple CH Holdings as operator of the Philippine Premier League, which kicked off last week with only five clubs—two of which did not even have a license from the federation.The decision was unanimously approved by the Board of Governors, led by PFF president Mariano “Nonong” Araneta, who had earlier given the PPL his backing only to pull it out after what a source described as “serious mismanagement” on the part of PPL organizers.ADVERTISEMENT Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew The PFF said the league will revert back to its original name, the Philippines Football League with kickoff expected in the third week of May.A highly-placed source said the federation was far from satisfied at the way the competition is being managed, citing several issues from the PPL’s inability to secure a title sponsor to the league’s defiance on allowing clubs without licenses—Mendiola and Air Force—to see action last week.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsStallion Laguna and Global Makati pulled out a day before kickoff. Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more