first_imgIt’s only been about five months since the HTC One X %displayPrice% at %seller% started arriving on store shelves, but it appears as though an update is just around the corner. The modestly-tweaked HTC One X+ has been spotted by two different sources — one that managed to snap a picture of an upcoming O2 advertisement and another that actually photographed the phone itself.From the specs revealed by the ad, not much is changing in the One X+. Its quad-core processor is getting a bump from 1.5GHz to 1.7GHz, which should certainly help make things a little snappier. Internal storage is being doubled, from 32GB to 64GB. The One X+ will also be shipping with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean pre-installed — the original One X is slated to receive the upgrade some time next month. The rear-facing camera holds steady at 8 megapixels, Beats Audio obviously remains intact, and you’ll still get 25GB of Dropbox space to store files in the cloud. You can also see HTC’s trademark charging cradle contacts dotting the polycarbonate backside of the phone.When the One X+ goes on sale at O2, it’s going to sell for £479 on the carrier’s Pay & Go deal (just under £400 with tax stripped out). That seems like a pretty decent price for a top-end smartphone: the 16GB iPhone 5 sells for £549 from O2. Converted directly, the One X+ would sell at about $649 Stateside, but that would price it on par with the iPhone 5. It’s more likely that HTC would aim for a more proportionate figure like $549 — especially when the One X can currently be had for $499 off-contract.More at GSM Arena and Pocket Lintlast_img read more

first_imgDell’s UltraSharp line of monitors has been a mainstay in the premium monitor market for several years now, but a couple of their models have been due for an update.One of those is the venerable U2410, a 24-inch IPS monitor that still rocks a 16:10 aspect ratio and offers a great amount of quality and features for the dollar. Given that was introduced back in 2009, Dell certainly took their time in releasing its replacement, the U2413. Announced earlier this year, we are finally seeing some nice discounts on it.Dell chose not to mess with a winning formula; the U2413 keeps the 24-inch size, the 16:10 aspect ratio, and IPS-type LCD panel. It switches to a new type of LED backlight that lets it keep the expanded color gamut that separates it from consumer-grade monitors, while allowing for a slimmer profile and drastically decreased power consumption.The 1920×1200 resolution sticks around too and will look great with the extra-wide viewing angles and rich colors inherent to IPS technology. The 4 port USB hub has been upgraded to 3.0 spec and while the analog VGA input was lost, you now have a native Mini DisplayPort input along with HDMI, DisplayPort, and DVI.It still has the fully adjustable stand, another differentiator between consumer and professional grade, and the wonderful 3 year advance exchange warranty. For today only, you can snag this gorgeous piece of kit for just $449.99, marked down from $599.99.Dell UltraSharp U2413 monitor for $449.99 + free shipping (reg. $599.99 | use coupon 0Q0C74SWNZC42$ | ends midnight CST May 3) Update: This deal has ended, but you can find the latest Dell UltraSharp U2413 deals & coupons from our friends at LogicBuy.Our other top deals:Cuisinart SS-700BK Keurig Brewing System for $179.10 + free shipping (reg. $365 | use coupon LUCKYCHEF10)Origami folding computer desk for $89.99 + free shipping (reg. $124.95)Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 15.6-inch gaming laptop with SSD, 1080p screen for $869 + free shipping (reg. $1,349)last_img read more

first_img 23,680 Views Thursday 27 Oct 2016, 10:54 AM 60 Comments By Saurya Cherfi Oct 27th 2016, 10:54 AM Tara Street station where the fall occurred. Image: Sam Boal/ Share118 Tweet Email2 Image: Sam Boal/RollingNews.iecenter_img IRISH RAIL HAS an “absolute requirement” to warn its customers to mind gaps between trains and platforms when getting on and off trains, a Circuit Civil Court has said.Circuit Court President Justice Raymond Groarke made the remark after hearing a legal action by fisherman John Mooney against Irish Rail for a triple fracture he suffered on his right shoulder when he fell though the gap between the train entrance and the platform at Tara Street Station in Dublin.Mooney told the court that on 2 August, 2012, he was travelling on a commuter train from Dun Laoghaire with the intention to get off at Connolly Station in Dublin.He said he dismounted at Tara Street by mistake and when he realised his error, he tried to re-board the train. He had slipped and fallen through the gap, on the train tracks.Conor Bowman SC, counsel for Mooney, said his client suffered a triple fracture in the accident but managed to haul himself out of the gap and re-board the train. He had reported the incident to Irish Rail staff when he got off at Connolly Station.Irish Rail denied liability and claimed Mooney had been distracted and had failed to look where he was going. It alleged that the CCTV footage of the incident had been destroyed because it “showed nothing.”Mooney, of St Michael’s Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin, said he had needed to return home that day due to pain in his shoulder.He had attended St Michael’s Hospital, George Street Lower in Dun Laoghaire the next day where X-rays revealed the fractures. He said he had ongoing pain in his shoulder.11 accidentsBowman said Irish Rail accident reports showed that 11 accidents involving people falling through a gap had happened during the five years before Mooney’s accident.He said it was extraordinary that despite the fact that Mooney had reported the incident and despite the fact that there are “probably more CCTV cameras at Tara Street Station than there are at Pinewood Studios,” no CCTV footage of the incident was available.Counsel said that once Mooney had bought his ticket, he was entitled to travel safely and that obligation had not been met by Irish Rail.Judge Groarke, hearing that train drivers were responsible for delivering an audio warning to ‘mind the gap,’ said he was satisfied that there had been no evidence that in this case the driver did so.The judge said there was a serious danger that if someone fell through the gap, the train driver might not be able to see them:I recognise that Mr Mooney, having got off the train at the wrong station, may have been distracted, but that is why it is all the more important that there should be a warning to remind people to be careful of the gap.He said he was satisfied Irish Rail was negligent. Initially awarding Mooney €50,000 damages, Judge Groarke said he should have been more careful and was therefore 50% liable for the accident, and reduced his award to €25,000.Read: Journeys with ‘In the country, there are people who don’t go beyond the local shop’ >Read: 15 gorgeous places to visit around Ireland this autumn > Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Tara Street station where the fall occurred. Short URL Man gets €25,000 damages after falling through the gap at Dart station The judge ruled that Irish Rail has to warn passengers about the gap. last_img read more

first_img MORGAN TSVANGIRAI, THE veteran Zimbabwean opposition leader who confronted Robert Mugabe’s regime for many years, has died following a battle with cancer, a party official said. He was 65.Tsvangirai, who founded the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party in 1999, was among the most prominent critics of Mugabe, the long-time authoritarian leader who was ousted from power in November.“It is sad for me to announce that we have lost our icon and fighter for democracy,” Elias Mudzuri, one of the vice-presidents of the MDC, said on Twitter.Tsvangirai’s death in a South African hospital, where he was receiving treatment, was confirmed to AFP by two other senior party members.Mugabe’s ZANU-PF government detained him on numerous occasions due to his vocal criticism of the regime.Security forces first swooped on Tsvangirai, then a feisty trade union leader, in 1989 after he bluntly warned about the rising tide of political repression in the country.Ten years later he set up the MDC, which rose to pose the greatest challenge to Mugabe’s all-powerful government.In March 2007, police badly beat up Tsvangirai and dozens of opposition activists when they attempted to stage an anti-government rally in a township in Harare.In the election the following year he beat Mugabe in the first round of the vote – but after violence against Tsvangirai’s supporters, which he claims cost 200 lives, he was forced to pull out of the run-off.He went on to form a unity government with Mugabe after disputed elections but was widely seen as being outmanoeuvred as he served as prime minister under Mugabe.‘Rest in power’Tsvangirai claimed to have been the target of four assassination attempts – including one in 1997 in which he said attackers tried to throw him out of his office window.Last week senior members of his party clashed in public in a power struggle between Mudzuri and another of his deputies Nelson Chamisa, aged 40, over who was in charge of the party – months before key elections.Tsvangirai’s death firmly places President Emmerson Mnangagwa, the ZANU-PF veteran who took over after Mugabe’s ousting, on the path to victory in elections that are to be held before July.“Very sad indeed – as you know the president [Mnangagwa] visited him at home to wish him well – but God gives and God has taken,” ZANU-PF spokesman Simon Khaya Moyo told AFP.“The fact that the President visited him shows what type of person he was,” said Moyo.Tsvangirai announced two years ago that he had been diagnosed with colon cancer.David Coltart, a fellow opposition leader who was one of the founding members of the MDC but later joined a splinter group, tweeted that Tsvangirai will be remembered as one of Zimbabwe’s “greatest patriots” and that he deserves to be called a “hero”.“Although like all of us he made mistakes, none of us ever doubted his commitment to transform Zimbabwe into a modern, democratic, tolerant state,” Coltart said.The young opposition politician Fadzai Mahere said in a tweet “Rest in power” Tsvangirai.“Thank you for forging the path and blazing the trail in the struggle for democracy.”“ZANU-PF has not won recent elections, it has rigged them,” Tsvangirai told AFP last year.“Anyone who is interested in ending ZANU-PF should unite, in spite of ideological differences.”© – AFP, 2018Read: Remains of French nine-year-old who disappeared at wedding in August foundMore: Mixed reactions over new voluntary codes to restrict advertising of ‘high fat sugar salt’ foods 11,653 Views Image: Xinhua News Agency/PA Images Feb 14th 2018, 7:37 PM 13 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Wednesday 14 Feb 2018, 7:37 PM Image: Xinhua News Agency/PA Images Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai dies aged 65 Tsvangirai died following a battle with cancer. Short URL By AFP Share40 Tweet Email last_img read more

first_img 3 Comments Man in his 40s in serious condition after alleged assault in Roscommon The incident happened in Erris Bay, Boyle at around 4.30 this morning. Feb 6th 2017, 2:51 PM By Cliodhna Russell Share1 Tweet Email Monday 6 Feb 2017, 2:51 PM 11,744 Views A MAN IN his 40s has been arrested in Roscommon after another man was hospitalised following a serious assault.A man in his early 40s has been transferred to Beaumont Hospital where his injuries are believed to be serious.The incident happened in Erris Bay, Boyle at around 4.30 this morning.The man who was arrested is being held at Roscommon Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.Read: There are 82,000 more people on hospital waiting lists than official figures show> Image: Short URL Image: Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

first_img The Serbian can’t believe he’s been knocked out. Russell Westbrook momentarily forgot the rules of basketball last nightKyrgios booed off court following controversial early exit at Australian Open Image: Aaron Favila/AP/Press Association Images Follow us: DEFENDING CHAMPION NOVAK Djokovic was sensationally knocked out in the second round of the Australian Open by Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin on Thursday.The 117th-ranked Istomin ousted the six-time winner 7-6(10/8), 5-7, 2-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 in 4hr 48min on Rod Laver Arena.The loss marked Djokovic’s earliest Grand Slam exit since Wimbledon 2008 as he was outdone by a red-hot Istomin in four hours, 48 minutes.The 12-time Grand Slam champion was below his best against Istomin, a player he had beaten relatively comfortably in their previous five meetings.Istomin, who won the Asia-Pacific wildcard play-off to earn a place in Melbourne, defied his ranking with a display of incredible shot-making.The opening game took 16 minutes in a sign of things to come, and Djokovic had to come from a break down to force a tie-break in the first set.Djokovic took a 4-1 lead before giving up his advantage, Istomin converting his second set point as he forced his illustrious opponent into an error.Istomin crushed 27 winners in the first set and a drop in level was expected – and came, albeit minor.A wobbly Djokovic faced two set points in the 10th game and Istomin would rue those missed chances, the former holding then breaking before closing it out to level the match.The third set was more like what was expected beforehand as the Serbian took control, only to give it up by quickly falling behind 3-0 in the fourth.Brilliant defence, followed by a down-the-line winner, helped Djokovic break back before Istomin netted a forehand on set point in the 10th game.But the Uzbek would not be denied in the tie-break, a huge ace out wide forcing a decider.Istomin broke for a 3-2 lead in the fifth with yet another screaming winner, a backhand down the line giving him the advantage.The extraordinary win, which set up a clash against Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta in the third round, was completed with few nerves, Istomin serving out the match to 15.Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal has set up an enticing third-round showdown with rising German star Alexander Zverev after powering past Marcos Baghdatis.Ninth-seeded Nadal, hoping to improve on an injury-hit 2016, was too strong and accurate for the 36th-ranked Baghdatis winning 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 in 2hr 13min.Nadal, who beat Roger Federer in the 2009 Australian final, will step up his challenge for a second title against the 19-year-old German in a draw now missing Djokovic.“It will be a high-quality match against a potential Grand Slam winner and a future world number one,” Nadal said of his match with Zverev.“I have no injuries and I can’t ask for more right now,” he added.– Additional reporting from AFPThe42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! By The42 Team 28 Comments 18,808 Views The Serbian can’t believe he’s been knocked out. Image: Aaron Favila/AP/Press Association Imagescenter_img Thursday 19 Jan 2017, 8:41 AM Share15 Tweet Email Jan 19th 2017, 8:41 AM Short URL Novak Djokovic dumped out of Australian Open by world number 117 Denis Istomin has caused the shock of the tournament in round two. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

first_img 108 Comments 13,388 Views Tuesday 25 Apr 2017, 5:36 PM Apr 25th 2017, 5:36 PM By Cormac Fitzgerald Updated at 8.45pmTHE CHAIRMAN OF the board of the St Vincent’s Hospital Group has said that any medical procedure that is currently legal in Ireland will be carried out at the new National Maternity Hospital.James Menton, chairman of SVHG, was responding to comments made by the former Master of the National Maternity Hospital, Dr Peter Boylan around the planned new hospital.The €300 million new hospital will be built on land owned by the SVHG, next to the current St Vincent’s University Hospital. The religious order the Sisters of Charity are the shareholders of the SVHG.Boylan questioned whether the National Maternity Hospital would still carry out procedures at odds with a Catholic ethos when it moves to its new location on the grounds of St Vincent’s Hospital in Elm Park in south Dublin.“That would make the new hospital unique in the world in that it would be the only hospital in the world owned by the Catholic Church and effectively run by a company that is owned by the Catholic Church to allow things like IVF, sterilisation, abortion, gender reassignment surgery etc, etc,” Boylan told RTÉ’s Morning Ireland last week.In a statement released today, Menton said that suggesting that procedures that are currently available at the NMH will not be available in the new hospital is “entirely false and without foundation”.“In line with current policy and procedures at SVHG, any medical procedure which is in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Ireland will be carried out at the new hospital,” he said.When asked to clarify if this meant that specific procedures like IVF treatment would be available at the new hospital, a spokesperson for Menton confirmed that it did.Menton said that the primary concern of the SVHG board and of the Chartered Trust of the National Maternity Hospital was:The delivery of a modern maternity and neonatal service that is women and infant centred and which is safe and world-class.Health Minister Simon Harris welcomed the statements that any medical procedure which is in accordance with the laws of this State will be carried out at the new hospital.A spokesperson for the minister said that the boards of both SVHG and the current NMH at Holles Street would be meeting this week and would “no doubt review progress to date”.“Clinical and operational independence”The spokesperson said Harris hoped to report to Government on hospital at the end of May.“At that stage he expects to have further details on the legal and other arrangements envisaged and to make this information available publicly,” the spokesperson said.They said that the hospital was still in early stages with a planning decision not expected until autumn.Menton repeated statements made by Harris and others over the past week that the new hospital would have “clinical and operational independence”.Harris has repeatedly insisted that the hospital will be independently run despite being under the ownership of the Sisters of Charity.Earlier today, Boylan – who sits on the board of the current National Maternity Hospital – said that he will refuse to resign despite being asked to do so.Last week, the board of SVHG announced that it had plans to review the status of the new hospital in light of the public uproar around the move.Read: ‘I’m sorry it’s come to this but I did try to warn you’ – Texts between hospital bosses as row deepensRead: Bishop says new maternity hospital should obey rules of Catholic Church St Vincent’s chairman: Any legal medical procedure will be carried out at new maternity hospital The National Maternity Hospital project has been mired in controversy in recent weeks. Share214 Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URLlast_img read more

first_img Source: Ruairí McKiernan/Twitter Source: Mick Barry TD/Twitter Updated at 10pm Latest update – #VeraTwomey #WalkforAva due at Dáil approx 3pm , big welcome crowd awaits— Ruairí McKiernan (@ruairimckiernan) March 7, 2017 Subscribe for more videos ‘It’s not a done deal by any means but it’s positive’: Ava Barry edges closer to cannabis medication Upon arriving in Leinster House, Vera could barely make it down the corridors due to being stopped for handshakes. AAA-PBP TD Gino Kenny accompanied Vera on her journey. She set out to walk the distance – but illness and injury have taken their toll in recent days and she’s been using a wheelchair since the weekend, due to a knee problem.She’s also been suffering from tonsillitis since late last week.Watch: We’ll be with Vera on Facebook Live as she arrives at Leinster House – check here>  By Daragh Brophy Share4295 Tweet Email1 AFTER FOUR AND a half hours of meetings with Health Minister Simon Harris, Vera Twomey, her husband Paul, along with TD Gino Kenny are positive that a deal can be reached for Ava Barry in less than two weeks.Speaking after the meeting, Kenny said that a number of options have been made available for the family. While he would not go into specific detail, it is understood that more clarification will now be given on what the medical consultants can do.“It’s not a done deal by any means. But we’d be quite positive of an outcome now. A mother shouldn’t have to to walk for nine days to get medicine for her child. There’s going to be more clarity given to consultants and GPs over what can be done. We hope to have something solid in place within two weeks.”Twomey was welcomed into Dáil Éireann as she finished her gruelling walk from Cork to Dublin.She began the 260km trek from her home to Dublin last Monday as a protest against decisions to restrict her seven-year-old daughter, who has a rare form of epilepsy, from accessing cannabis-based medication.And as she turned the corner onto Kildare Street, she was met by at least 100 supporters who joined her to protest against current cannabis laws.There were tense scenes as initially Vera was not being allowed into the Dáíl. However, after a few minutes she was able to make it through security and sat down on a bench. The mother was then met by TDs who helped her inside Government Buildings.Upon arriving in Leinster House, Vera could barely make it down the corridors due to being stopped for handshakes. Source: Mar 7th 2017, 10:07 PM #Veratwomey and her army of supporters draw closer to #dail— Mick Barry TD (@MickBarryTD) March 7, 2017 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Tuesday 7 Mar 2017, 10:07 PM 50,568 Views 144 Comments Short URL Vera and her supporters in Inchicore. Source: RollingNews.ieA crowd of supporters has gathered on Kildare Street to welcome the campaigning mother.Last night, Health Minister Simon Harris said he would meet her when she arrived. A statement from the Minister said the HSE had advised him that her consultant would be in touch to arrange a further consultation for her daughter.Harris said it is not within his power “to provide medicinal cannabis tomorrow”. He said he remains fully committed to “establishing an access programme for cannabis-based treatments in Ireland”.With reporting by Garreth MacNameeRelated: You’ll find more about Vera’s trek and the debate about medicinal cannabis here> last_img read more

first_imgEx-wife of London attacker who lived in Ireland says she’s focusing on her daughter Charisse O’Leary said she was shocked by the attack and expressed condolences to those who lost their lives. 64 Comments Source: Press Association/Twitter Wednesday 7 Jun 2017, 4:33 PM My thoughts and efforts now are with trying to bring up my daughter with the knowledge that someday I will have to try and explain to her why her father did what he did. THE EX-WIFE OF one of the London Bridge attackers, who lived in Dublin with him until last year, has released a statement saying she’s focusing on raising the daughter they have together.Charisse O’Leary, who is originally from the UK, said she condemns the actions of Rachid Redouane and knows that one day she will have to try and explain to her daughter why her father did what he did.It’s believed the couple got married in Ireland in 2012 and lived together both the UK and in Rathmines in Dublin. According to O’Leary, they have been separated for the past six months.In the statement, O’Leary said, “Since discovering that it was Rachid that was responsible I have shed many tears for the people caught up in this horrific incident.“Rachid and I have been separated for six months. We have a beautiful young daughter, that for the last six months has been our only bond and reason for contact. The mother also said she was shocked by the attack and expressed condolences to those who lost their lives.“My heartfelt thoughts go out to all those murdered or injured in the events of 3rd June 2017.I am deeply shocked, saddened and numbed by the actions of my ex partner who has killed and injured so many innocent people.“I wish to make it absolutely clear, so there can be no doubt, I condemn his actions and do not support the beliefs he held that led him to committing this atrocity.”Read: Second man arrested in Ireland in connection with London attacker> By Cliodhna Russell Rachid Redouane Image: PA Wire/PA Images Rachid Redouanecenter_img Full statement from Charisse O’Leary, ex-wife of London Bridge attacker Rachid Redouane— Press Association (@PA) June 7, 2017 Jun 7th 2017, 4:33 PM Short URL 38,868 Views Share312 Tweet Email1 Image: PA Wire/PA Images Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

first_img Mar 5th 2019, 10:25 AM Chocolate (1487) I couldn’t give a crêpe (1520) 49 Comments 20,117 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL Syrup (943) Image: Shutterstock/marcin jucha Image: Shutterstock/marcin jucha Poll Results: Savoury toppings (366) By Adam Daly Tuesday 5 Mar 2019, 10:25 AM PANCAKE TUESDAY, SHROVE Tuesday, Mardis Gras, Pancake Day, Fat Tuesday – the many names for the traditional precursor to the Lenten period of self-denial.But today is not about getting hung up on a name, it’s about toppings, the options for which are endless.Fruit? Lemon? Sugar? Chocolate? Bacon?Whether you are a sweet or savoury kind of person, there’s always a topping that divides opinion.So today we’re asking: What will you have on your pancakes? Lemon and Sugar (4570) Share30 Tweet Email1 Lemon and SugarChocolateFruitSavoury toppingsSyrupI couldn’t give a crêpeVoteHave you a special combination? Let us know in the comments. Fruit (582) Poll: What will you have on your pancakes today? Batter up. last_img read more