Villagers hold protest against speeding

first_imgMuff residents and local representatives have taken to the streets to highlight the treacherous speeding problems in the village. A protest was held in the border village last Friday to call on Gardaí and Donegal County Council to take action before disaster strikes.The short protest was organised by Sinn Féin Cllr Jack Murray and local election candidate Terry Crossan in conjunction with members of the Muff Residents Group. Speaking afterwards, Terry Crossan said: “In light of some recent near misses it had been decided at a meeting with residents that something needed to be done to bring this issue to the attention of the relevant authorities.“We believe that the Gardaí need to be more proactive in enforcing speed limits and that random speed prevention measures should be introduced by way of a deterrent”.Mr Crossan continued: “Donegal County Council also need to fast track the current plans to their road design team to review speed limits and traffic calming in the village and at other dangerous locations across South Inishowen.” He added that the group intends to carry out further protests at Quigley’s Point, Killea and Carrigans in the coming weeks.“We would ask that all concerned residents would join us in these protests before someone is seriously injured or even killed,” Mr Crossan concluded.Villagers hold protest against speeding was last modified: April 30th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

Overseas voting goes off smoothly

first_img2 May 2014 Overseas voting in South Africa’s fifth democratic election went off smoothly and without any major hitches at 116 voting stations across the world, according to initial reports from the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) and Department of International Relations and Cooperation. The last voting station to close its doors, at 6am South African time on Thursday, was in Los Angeles in the US. The IEC said in a statement that the ballot papers were being couriered in secure bags back to Election House in Centurion outside Pretoria, where they would be reconciled against the list of approximately 27 000 voters who had notified the Chief Electoral Officer of their intention to vote outside the country. The ballot papers would then be securely stored until local voting stations closed and the counting of all ballot papers started after election day on 7 May. The final number of votes cast abroad will therefore only be known once counting of the overall vote is completed. “The votes from all international voting stations will be combined into a single international voting district,” the IEC said. Turnout was reported to be high at the two largest overseas voting stations, in London, where over 9 000 voters were registered, and in Dubai, with 1 539 voters. The next round of special votes will take place on Monday and Tuesday, when election officials will visit 295 731 special voters in their homes, retirement centres, hospitals and health care facilities and other places of residence throughout the country to allow them to cast their ballots. In addition, 90 698 voters also successfully applied to cast a special ballot at the voting station where they are registered. This brings to 386 429 the total number of voters who have been approved to cast a special vote. Of the 22 263 voting stations, 3 593 have no special vote applications and will therefore not open on Monday and Tuesday. The voting station with the largest number of special votes is in Keimoes, Northern Cape, where 454 voters have successfully applied for special votes, 328 of them through home visits. A total 1 285 voting stations have just one approved application for a special vote. Source: SAnews.govlast_img read more

What’s Next For Geolocation? Apps, Apps, Apps

first_imgThe Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Geolocation social networks are set to be in 2010 what microblogging was in 2008 – the next big thing. Currently the space is being dominated by Foursquare, with others like Gowalla, MyTown and Loopt trailing in its wake.While Gowalla has secured a large amount of funding, some $8.5 million, and My Town claims more check-ins than the other services, Foursquare is happily ticking along on the seed money provided by its founders (after they sold their original effort, Dodgeball, to Google), and creating a community of developers who are eager to build secondary applications. There are two reasons Foursquare is gaining so much ground over its competitors.This is a guest post by Simon Salt, the founder and CEO of IncSlingers. He is a writer and blogger whose work has appeared in a wide variety of places, including Chris Brogan’s Dad-O-Matic.com, American Marketing Association News and the Austin Realtor. He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal on social media and is a recognized national speaker on that topic as well. Firstly, it is available on all phone platforms. While this is also true of Loopt, the game play element of Foursquare makes it more attractive to many users. Secondly, it took the very sensible step of opening its API early on. This has generated a wave of new secondary applications.In addition to this, it set up a developer community forum and is extremely active there, providing support, information and assistance to developers that are creating these secondary apps. Just as with Twitter, it is not just the service itself that will create demand, but the applications that run from that service. There are hundreds of applications that run on the Twitter API now (most of which are listed at oneforty.com). It is very likely that by the end of 2010 we will see similar numbers of applications for Foursquare, and, should Gowalla and the rest open their APIs, for those services too.The reason geolocation social networking is so popular is quite simply its ease of use. Arrive at a destination, be that your work, the gym, a coffee shop or even the grocery store, fire up the application on your phone, “check-in”, and get points, badges and even increased status in the game for doing so. As with Twitter, early adopters are the ones using the sites the most at the moment, but the services are rapidly spreading beyond the hard core. Unlike micro-blogging, you need no talent to be entertaining, informative or stylish – you simply check-in as you go about your day. You attract “friends” by doing this, or by connecting with people you already know, either online or in real life.The Next Step: User- and Location-FocusedAs with so many other early-stage social network platforms, extending the service with secondary applications is what makes the service truly useful. At present, the secondary applications that are being developed fall into two main categories: user-focused and location-focused. A good example of a user-focused app is wheredoyougo. This service provides a heat map visual of all of a user’s check-ins. Another, foursqpic allows users to upload pictures as part of the Foursquare Venue Tips section, supplementing simple text tips with visuals as well. These are great apps and certainly add to the fun and extend the functionality of the service. However, the real gains are coming in the location-focused apps. So far, the most developed of these is placewidget, which allows owners of a location to promote, via a website widget, the “Mayor” of their location on their website. Until now, any real marketing revolving around Foursquare was offline, and had to be location-specific. By bringing the ability to market both their involvement in the Foursquare community and promote a loyal customer, this widget gives a lot more power to businesses looking to leverage this type of social networking. Foursquare recently announced it had signed two deals with media outlets. The first is an agreement with Metro, Canada’s number one free daily newspaper, to have content for venues provided by the newspaper. The second is with Bravo TV, which will include Bravo Celebrity Tips and Bravo-branded badges for over 500 locations. A game is great, but a content-rich social network is something a lot more valuable.Photo credit: Agata Urbaniak Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementcenter_img Tags:#mobile#web guest author 1 Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more

Here comes Alab

first_imgJimmy Alapag’s dagger three remains one of the biggest shots hit at MOA Arena. —JAM STA. CRUZNational team legend Jimmy Alapag returns to the site of one of his greatest performances for the country, albeit in a new role.The PBA great makes his coaching debut on Sunday as he leads Tanduay Alab Pilipinas against Hong Kong’s Eastern Sports Club in their season opener of the Asean Basketball League at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAlab immediately faces a stern test in the defending champion squad from Hong Kong bannered by Gilas Pilipinas big man Christian Standhardinger, who was made the first pick by San Miguel in the PBA Draft last month.The 6-foot-8 Standhardinger, who will join San Miguel after the ABL season, will join forces with Thai-American Tyler Lamb and Marcus Elliot, the reigning best import. View comments Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion “They’re the champions,” said Alapag. “Until somebody beats them, they have to be the favorites.”Swept by the Singapore Slingers in the best-of-three semifinals last year, Alab underwent a major facelift with the addition of several PBA veterans and American imports Ivan Johnson and Reggie Okosa.“We have our hands full, there’s a lot of tough teams,” said Alapag. “We start the season with Hong Kong and Singapore right out the gate, but it’s something we look forward to. It’s gonna give us a very good barometer of where we are early in the season.”Ray Parks, Robby Celiz and heritage import Lawrence Domingo are the holdovers from last year’s Alab squad.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Back in the Finals LATEST STORIES Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “We will always have special memories [at MOA],” said Jimmy Alapag, whose endgame heroics for Gilas Pilipinas against Korea in the same arena in 2013 remains one of the greatest moments in Philippine basketball.“Of course, it was a very special night for PH basketball when we beat Korea there. That place will always have a little bit of sentimental value to myself, and really, our country. To have an opportunity to have our first game there and my first game as a head coach, I’m excited for our guys. We’re expecting a great crowd.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water polo Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPAlast_img read more

Brian Kelly Explains Why Notre Dame’s Partnering With Bleacher Report

first_imgA picture Notre Dame's video about Bleacher Report partnership.Bleacher Report.Bleacher Report and Notre Dame announced a “groundbreaking partnership” for social media content on Thursday.From Notre Dame’s release:Bleacher Report, a preeminent next generation content creation company, has reached an agreement with University of Notre Dame football for an exclusive social content partnership throughout the season. The B/R social team will be embedded with the football program in South Bend and travel with the team to road games during the entire season to create custom content for the program’s national fan base.The collaboration will consist of full behind-the- scenes access to the Notre Dame football team including practice, locker room, game day activities, home and away games, travel, academic classrooms and a wide array of student and campus life. The array of content will include a weekly video feature, Facebook Live streams, short shareable social packages and game day Snapchat takeovers, distributed across Bleacher Report’s website and Team Stream mobile app — reaching more than 250 million users — along with B/R social platforms with an audience of more than 200 million fans.At a press conference this morning, Kelly explained the benefits of partnering with B/R for his program.Brian Kelly on Bleacher Report deal: “This gives us a unique relationship that nobody else has in college football.”— JJ Stankevitz (@JJStankevitz) August 5, 2016Kelly says, flat out, the relationship with Bleacher Report allows them to reach their targeted audience. More so than the Showtime deal.— Mike Vorel (@mikevorel) August 5, 2016As I expected, Kelly says the Bleacher Report media deal requires much less time/effort than the Showtime documentary series did.— Stephen Brooks (@StephenM_Brooks) August 5, 2016Notre Dame did a documentary with SHOWTIME last season. Florida State is doing a similar documentary this season.The Fighting Irish released this video about their partnership with Bleacher Report. The start of something new.@NDFootball x @BleacherReportComing this fall… #BRxND pic.twitter.com/8dbeU1jHvN— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) August 4, 2016Notre Dame opens its season on Sunday, Sept. 4 against Texas.last_img read more

Kalmar to Deliver Autonomous Equipment for Yara Birkeland

first_imgzoom Kalmar and Yara have entered into an agreement in which Kalmar will deliver fully autonomous equipment, software and services for a fully digitalized container handling solution at Yara’s Porsgrunn facility in Norway.This means that all the necessary operations related to the world’s first autonomous and electric container vessel Yara Birkeland will be conducted in a fully autonomous and cost-efficient manner, with zero emissions, as explained by the two companies.The delivery is scheduled to be completed during the second quarter of 2020.“With this agreement, Yara Birkeland is not just the world’s first electric and autonomous container vessel; it is the world’s first fully digitalised and electric supply chain, with all operations, including loading, unloading and sailing conducted in a fully autonomous manner with zero emissions,” Tove Andersen, EVP Production, Yara, commented.Norwegian fertilizer producer Yara last year announced a partnership with technology company Kongsberg to build the world’s first fully autonomous, battery operated container vessel.Yara Birkeland is expected to reduce emissions and improve road safety by removing up to 40,000 truck journeys annually in a densely populated area of Norway. The vessel will transport fertilizer from Yara’s Porsgrunn plant via inland waterways to the deep-sea ports of Larvik and Brevik, a journey of 31 nautical miles.Kalmar, part of Cargotec, will provide the autonomous loading and unloading solution for Yara Birkeland, as well as transportation between the fertilizer production facilities and the quay. The solution will be implemented in phases, with the level of automation gradually increased over time. The end result will be a fully autonomous, mixed-traffic and zero-emission solution in an industrial environment, according to the duo.Kalmar will also support Yara’s operations with a full-scale service contract. Furthermore, Kalmar personnel will provide operational, automation and software support for the whole solution.“We are very excited to work with Yara on this unique groundbreaking project. The project involves several firsts for us, including the first fully automated RMG for vessel loading, unloading and container storage management. Furthermore, the Kalmar FastCharge AutoStrads will drive along the public roads in the Porsgrunn industrial park, which is also used by normal road traffic. We are working closely with local authorities and other parties to ensure the safety of passengers and vehicles at all times,” Tero Kokko, Senior Vice President, Automation and Projects, Kalmar, said.Image Courtesy: Yara/Kalmarlast_img read more

Former CNOOC Canada CEO banned in Alberta after SEC insider trading settlement

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. — The Alberta Securities Commission is banning the former CEO of the Canadian arm of Chinese oil giant CNOOC Ltd. from acting as a director or officer in the province after he settled insider trading claims against him in the United States.The regulator says it is reciprocating an order made by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission last fall after Fengjiu Zhang – who had moved back to China by then – agreed to a three-year ban there to settle charges that he broke U.S. insider trading laws.The SEC found that less than a week before CNOOC announced in July 2012 a deal to buy Calgary-based Nexen Inc. for US$15.1 billion, Zhang, then the CEO of Calgary-based CNOOC Canada Inc., asked a friend in the U.S. to buy stock for him and tipped off another friend in the U.S. who also bought stock. The SEC found that the first person made a profit of almost US$66,000 and the second made over US$11,000 by later selling the shares.Zhang and one of the friends agreed to disgorge profits and pay civil penalties to settle the SEC charges without admitting or denying the findings. Zhang, who moved back to Beijing in 2017, also agreed to a three-year officer and director ban.The ASC says Zhang did not appear for a hearing held in January but let staff know through a local representative that he would not contest the Alberta ban.“The misconduct described in the SEC order … occurred partly in Alberta, when Zhang was a resident of Calgary, and involved the securities of an Alberta-based reporting issuer,” the ASC panel said in its decision. “We agree with staff that there is ‘a nexus to Alberta and the public interest in Alberta is affected.’ That interest should be protected through the imposition of the orders sought on this application.”The CNOOC deal to buy Nexen was reluctantly permitted by the Stephen Harper government and allowed only after the buyer agreed to maintain its workforce and stay in Calgary.The government then brought in new rules preventing state-owned enterprises from purchasing controlling interests in the oilsands.last_img read more

Body of 28-yr-old woman found near UP highway

first_imgMuzaffarnagar: A body of a 28-year-old woman with bullet wounds was found near a highway in Satheri village here, police said Wednesday. The body was recovered by a team of the Ratenpuri police station and sent for post mortem on Tuesday, Circle Officer Vijay Kumar Singh said. There were bullet wounds on the head of the woman, he said. The matter is being investigated and it seems, she was killed somewhere else, the circle officer said.last_img

ED arrests Heera Gold chairman in `3,000 cr Ponzi scam: Officials

first_imgNew Delhi: The ED has arrested three people in connection with a Rs 3,000 crore Ponzi scheme run by Hyderabad-based Heera Islamic Business Group, commonly known as Heera Gold.Group chairman Nowhera Shaikh along with Molly Thomas and Biju Thomas will be under the probe agency’s custody for seven days beginning Wednesday. The company has been accused of running a collective investment scheme, where depositors were asked to invest with the promise of returns as high as 36 percent. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghThe investigation by the Enforcement Directorate so far has revealed that the company duped more than 1.72 lakh investors across India by collecting over Rs 3,000 crore and promising unrealistic returns through gold trading. In addition to roping in unsuspecting investors in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Kerala, the company also collected deposits from NRIs in Middle-Eastern countries like UAE and Saudi Arabia, the agency said. The ED investigations have further revealed that Shaikh had no business operations that could sustain this investment scheme and that she and her associates had funneled depositors’ money into their personal accounts. The ED has accused Shaikh’s PA, Molly of being in cahoots with her and Biju, MD of Suvan Technologies that had created software for Heera Group of managing all the bank accounts. The agency said Shaikh had opened 24 entities under the Heera Group and subsequently opened 182 bank accounts for these entities across India. In addition, Shaikh is also said to have opened up to 10 bank accounts in UAE and Saudi Arabia. The ED took up the investigation under PMLA after taking cognizance of FIRs registered by Telangana Police in the case.last_img read more

Bodies of Migrants Wash Up on Moroccan Shores

first_imgRABAT – The bodies of five presumed migrants thought to have been trying to reach Spain were found on Sunday on northern Morocco’s shoreline, local authorities said.“The bodies of five probably illegal migrants, four of them from Senegal, were washed up from the Mediterranean” in the Nador area, MAP news agency cited officials as saying.It said four Senegalese had been identified, and added that an inflatable boat was also found. Morocco estimates that some 30,000 migrants, mostly sub-Saharan, are on its soil as they try to make their way to Europe in search of a better life.The Spanish territories of Melilla and Ceuta in Morocco form the European Union’s only land borders with Africa, and many try to reach Europe this way.But others opt for a perilous sea crossing across the Straits of Gibraltar, often losing their lives in the attempt.last_img read more