first_img Twitter NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly By News Highland – May 19, 2010 Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Previous article27-year-old arrested in Derry charges with firearms related offenceNext articleSoldier who was victim of cannabis prank refused extension of army contract News Highland Google+ Less than 1 in 10 drivers involved in serious car crashes were tested for alcohol between 2003 and 2005The PARC road safety group is appearing before an Oireachtas Committee on transport this afternoon to discuss the Road Traffic Bill 2009.Chairwoman and founder of Parc Susan Grey says that drivers involved in serious crashes have got to be tested for alcohol.[podcast][/podcast]center_img News WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH 1 in 10 drivers involved in serious crashes tested for alcohol between 2003 and 2005 Facebook Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Pinterest 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+last_img read more

first_img Previous articleMEP says new planning laws are bad news for rural IrelandNext articleCCC-NW welcome appointment of access officer to oversee screening services News Highland Funeral takes place of eighth victim of Inishowen crash Google+ Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Google+ Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week News Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margeycenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp By News Highland – July 16, 2010 Twitter Twitter The eight victims of the Co Donegal road crash have all been laid to rest.The funeral of 23 year old James McEleney – the last of the men who died to be buried – took place in Clonmany this morning.Hundreds of people from across the Inishowen Peninsula again turned out for the mass – along with the families of all the other victims of Sunday night’s crash.The Chief Celebrant – Fr Fintan Diggin – says he hopes people in the area don’t have to face such a tragedy again:[podcast][/podcast]James McEleney’s Uncle says they will always be there to support Shaun Kelly – the driver of the car in which 7 people died.Philly Ivors says their door is always open for Shaun and his family:[podcast][/podcast] Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Facebook Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH last_img read more

first_imgDES MOINES — Governor Kim Reynolds has appointed a 44-year-old who was born in Thailand as the next justice of the Iowa Supreme Court. Christopher McDonald has been serving on the Iowa Court of Appeals since September of 2013.“I know that as the first minority or person of color appointed to the Supreme Court, people will have special expectations for me in terms of leadership and mentorship and I understand that. I appreciate that,” he said Wednesday. “I embrace those expectations and I’ll certainly do my best to meet or exceed them.”Reynolds introduced McDonald as the jurist who will fill the vacancy on the Iowa Supreme Court Wednesday at an event in her capitol office.“Judge McDonald has a wealth of life experience that has prepared him exceptionally well to serve Iowans on the Supreme Court,” Reynolds said. “It’s not an easy life. Judge McDonald was born in Bangkok, Thailand as the son of a Scottish-Irish father and a Vietnamese mother, spending his young childhood at military bases around the world before his family eventually moved to Des Moines.”McDonald’s parents separated and he was raised by his mother on the south side of Des Moines. He got his undergraduate degree at Grand View University in 1997 and his law degree from the University of Iowa in 2001.“In law school, he continued working to support his family while also excelling at his studies. He graduated first in his class and following law school he clerked for Judge Hansen on the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals,” Reynolds said. “He practiced law at some of Iowa’s most distinguished law firms and at one of our international insurance companies.”McDonald gave brief remarks after the governor introduced him, thanking his family as well as legal colleagues and clients.“Each of you has given me sage advice over the years about life and the law,” he said, “and I’ve become a better person and a better judge for it and I thank you for your friendship and your mentorship.”McDonald called his five-and-a-half years on the Iowa Court of Appeals as “the most rewarding professional service of his life.”“In the next few weeks, I’m going to wind down my docket as a judge on the Iowa Court of Appeals and commence service as a justice on the Supreme Court. I am truly humbled to have the opportunity to serve in that capacity,” McDonald said. “To my future colleagues on the court, I look forward to many productive years of service together.”Governor Reynolds said the colleagues who recommended McDonald for this new role used the words “brilliant” and “thoughtful” to describe him. McDonald is filling the vacancy created when Justice Daryl Hecht resigned for health reasons.AUDIO of Reynolds and McDonald speaking in the governor’s officelast_img read more

first_imgJimmy Garoppolo, not retiring. His career, in fact, looks back on track.It was not flawless but it was the pick-me-up game Garoppolo needed in the 49ers most vital exhibition, a 27-17 win Saturday night against the host Kansas City Chiefs.Garoppolo’s confidence ramped up throughout his first-half workload. He completed 14-of-20 passes for 188 yards with no interceptions and a dandy, 20-yard touchdown toss to a diving Matt Breida on a near-perfect second series.San Francisco 49ers running …last_img

first_imgEureka 27 Ukiah 0Lamarie Dunn rushed for two touchdowns to lift Eureka High to its third consecutive win, 27-0 on the road at Ukiah Friday night.Quarterback Trevor Bell rushed for a touchdown and hit Josiah Graham for a 20-yard touchdown pass in the win, which moves Eureka to 3-3 on the year.Friday’s game also counts as Eureka’s first shutout win since the second round of the North Coast Section playoffs last season, a Dec. 1 game which saw the Loggers down Las Lomas 27-0.On the year …last_img

first_imgLast week Microsoft launched its Internet Explorer 6 Countdown website, celebrating the dwindling use of the decade old browser.But as we’ve reported, there are a few reasons that IE6 persists in the enterprise: the cost of upgrades, mission-critical legacy applications that aren’t compatible with newer browsers and, oddly, social control.Are you still stuck with IE6 in your workplace? Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Tags:#enterprise#Trends 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Related Posts center_img klint finley IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img

first_imgMatt Asay Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#Forrester#HTML5#Jeffrey Hammond#mobile#Open Source What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfacescenter_img The enterprise has always been buttoned-down, conservative. And that’s a good thing. Let the wacky Web crowd dabble in new-school technologies. Eventually they’ll be back, begging for a white paper or two to explain best practices of green screens and mainframes. Right?Not even close. As Forrester analysts Jeffrey Hammond and Julie Ask highlight in a new report, “The Future Of Mobile Application Development,” enterprises must embrace mobile to succeed, with mobile development requiring modern development techniques and technologies like elastic infrastructure, open source and DevOps.  With over one billion smartphones globally, a number that keeps booming, they argue “We’re entering a new age of application development that creates modern, compelling systems of engagement and links them with systems of record and systems of operation.”The problem is keeping pace:“As companies target more devices and platforms when building modern applications, client-side development costs will increase. At the same time, they will need to deploy releases faster than ever. The only way to survive this Catch-22 is to lower the cost of testing new ideas and make it quicker and cheaper to separate the good ideas from the bad.”Looking For SolutionsHammond and Ask aren’t alone in pointing to this enterprise quandary, even within Forrester. Indeed, the need for flexible development is top of mind across the analyst firm, with analyst Mike Gualtieri arguing that “Traditional application development platforms such as Java and .NET are not necessarily the fastest approaches to develop applications. CIOs should investigate application development productivity platforms that make application development professionals more productive.” And faster.Like what?In listing out elements of a successful mobile development strategy, Hammond and Ask point to a few essential technologies or technology approaches:RESTful APIs that are asynchronous and can be consumed across multiple channels;In-memory databases;Open-source software…everywhere (lowers barriers to try new approaches);Shared SQL databases and NoSQL databases (commodity hardware; scale-out architecture);Dynamic languages (e.g., PHP, Django) in concert with static languages like Java and .NET;Lightweight process communication frameworks like node.js and nginx (reduces resource consumption, among other things).Each of the above elements contributes to a much more iterative, agile approach to development. I’d probably also add HTML5, as building native-only applications makes it harder to iterate an application and adds significantly more cost (up to 30%, according to Forrester’s analysis). For enterprises who think these things nudge them toward acting more like their Web peers, the answer is “Yes.” Just as the Web has gifted innovation like Hadoop to the enterprise so, too, is it paving the way for enhanced mobile development.Here Comes The FutureIt’s almost trite to say it, but mobile is the future of computing, whether for the consumer or in the enterprise. As such, enterprises need to emulate the best of modern consumer Web approaches. The alternative, according to Forrester, is not pleasant: “Ignore these structural and business model changes and you risk creating a new generation of stovepiped mobile apps that are hard to maintain and ill-equipped for the changes that are just over the horizon.”Enterprise CIOs needn’t panic, though. They have time.  As Forrester points out, the attributes of successful mobile development they cite are being used by leading mobile app developers, but not perfectly, and still not widely. Mainstream mobile app developers are only just now learning to embrace more of these elements of success, and the enterprise is even slower. Based on’s top-10 job trends, however, the enterprise is clearly waking up to these needs, hiring droves of developers with HTML5 and other related mobile experience. In sum, they have time, but they need to get moving on emulating Web companies. Now.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

first_imgzoomFor illustration only. Source: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Dry bulk specialists Genco Shipping & Trading Limited has closed on a five-year senior secured credit facility in an aggregate principal amount of up to USD 460 million.Proceeds from the new credit facility were used, together with cash on hand, to refinance all of the company’s existing credit facilities into one facility and pay down the debt on the oldest seven vessels in Genco’s fleet.“We are pleased to have closed on this attractive USD 460 million facility, which was oversubscribed by approximately 40%. With this new facility, we have strengthened our position to capitalize on attractive growth opportunities and have provided Genco with the ability to pay dividends, while simplifying the Company’s capital structure,” Apostolos Zafolias, Chief Financial Officer, said.The new USD 460 million facility lowers Genco’s interest costs through improved pricing, eliminates near-term refinancing risk by extending loan maturity to 2023, establishes an attractive amortization profile, and enhances the company’s flexibility to execute its fleet growth and renewal program by lifting restrictions on vessel acquisitions and additional indebtedness.The final maturity date of the facility will be May 31, 2023. Borrowings under the facility will bear interest at LIBOR plus 325 basis points through December 31, 2018 and LIBOR plus a range of 300 to 350 basis points thereafter, dependent upon total net indebtedness to the last twelve months EBITDA.Scheduled amortization payments USD 15 million per quarter commencing on December 31, 2018 and may be recalculated upon the company’s request upon certain events.last_img read more