Over 2,400 homes without power as strong winds strike Donegal

first_imgA large number of properties across East Donegal are without power this afternoon due to an electrical fault.Over 2,400 homes, businesses and farms are affected by the outage, which started at 1pm.ESB networks has recorded 815 customers in Convoy and 1622 in Rossgeir without power at present. Crews are currently working on the faults, which are expected to be restored by 4.45pm.Elsewhere, 12 homes in Glenties have been hit by another power outage. Supplies are due to be restored by 3.30pm.   Over 2,400 homes without power as strong winds strike Donegal was last modified: April 4th, 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

Cottonwood student 7th in region for rodeo at Mesalands Community College

first_imgTUCUMCARI, New Mexico >> Mesalands Community College is announce Wednesday that Kasy Baker from Cottonwood is seventh in the Grand Canyon Region in the bull riding event. The Mesalands Rodeo Team hosted the 9th Annual Mesalands Grand Canyon Region Intercollegiate Fall Rodeo in October, which was the last rodeo of the fall semester.Baker is a recipient of the Stampede Rodeo Scholarship and majors in Artistic Silversmithing at Mesalands.The Mesalands Rodeo Team will kick off the spring season …last_img

Touring Texas with the Bloggers Part 1: Cloud Factories

first_imgHow Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud This week I attended HP ISS Tech Day at Hewlett-Packard‘s Houston facility along with several other bloggers. We were given a tour and demonstrations of HP’s Industry Standard Servers (ISS) technology. We didn’t see new, unreleased products and we didn’t talk about potential tech breakthroughs of the future. We focused entirely on technologies HP offers today and how those technologies can benefit IT workers.HP assumes clouds will be ubiquitous – either private or public – and the the ISS Tech Day was all about technologies making it easier and faster to deploy private clouds.What is a Private Cloud?Definitions of cloud computing are always hard to pin down, and it seems cloudwash is everywhere. We’ve been skeptical about the terms “private cloud” and “cloud in a box” before, but in many ways it comes down to a fundamental question: what is a cloud?HP decided to get that question out of the way early in the day. The common characteristics of a cloud, according to HP’s Daniel Bowers:A pool of resources that can be allocated and modified elastically.A means for requesting and granting access to resources.Optionally, a means to measure and bill for those resources.It doesn’t matter if those resources are in a public data center or a private data center. So for our purposes a private cloud is any means of delivering elastic resources to users from within the firewall. That means you lose one advantage of using a public cloud – paying for only what you use. But you do retain one important advantage: you don’t have to over-invest in every single server if each server has a pool of resources to draw from.Via Wikipedia:Douglas Parkhill first described the concept of a “Private Computer Utility” in his 1966 book The Challenge of the Computer Utility. The idea was based upon direct comparison with other industries (e.g. the electricity industry) and the extensive use of hybrid supply models to balance and mitigate risks.Private cloud and internal cloud have been described as neologisms, however the concepts themselves pre-date the term cloud by 40 years. Even within modern utility industries, hybrid models still exist despite the formation of reasonably well-functioning markets and the ability to combine multiple providers.POD-Works, an Assembly Line for Data CentersAn HP POD. Photos by Klint FinleyHP’s POD-Works facility custom builds modular data centers that can be delivered to a customer’s site. POD stands for Performance Optimized Data Center. Shipping container-esque modular data centers have been around for a few years, but HP offers a new twist: it’s taking advantage of assembly line productivity to produce these data centers faster and cheaper.HP claims that not only can it do all the work of setting up racks, wiring, optimizing power consumption and building out the full data center for you – it claims it can do so at the fraction of the cost of doing it yourself. HP takes advantage of assembly line productivity to industrialize the process of creating data centers. Left: A completely wired rack from the above POD. Right: The assembly line floor. Photos by Klint FinleyAccording to The Register, the PODs can cost about $1.5 million – not including servers, storage and switches. However, that can still be significantly cheaper than building a brick and mortar data center.Here’s a video from HP explaining a bit more: We can very much see this becoming part of how data centers are built in the future. HP is trying to make it easier not just to virtualize and manage infrastructure, but it make it easier to implement actual physical infrastructure as well. It brings a whole new meaning to the term “cloud in a box.”HP’s POD-Works competes with other modular data center vendors, such as Oracle‘s Sun Modular Data Center.Next: Power management, I/O virtualization and a bit of cloud history.Disclosure: HP is a ReadWriteWeb sponsor, and paid for Klint Finley’s travel and accommodations to attend HP ISS Tech day. Tags:#cloud#Data Centers Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo… Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for …center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting This video is a bit longer and more detailed: Related Posts klint finleylast_img read more

A Near-Zero-Energy House In Upstate New York

first_imgThe engineered frame has custom-made SIP columnsDEPEW, NY — Builder David Lanfear is completing work on a 1,300-square-foot straw-bale house designed to approach net-zero-energy performance. Topped with a 10-inch-thick SIP roof, the home includes a 2-kW photovoltaic array and an eight-tube evacuated-tube solar collector connected to an 80-gallon solar storage tank. “We’re using a lot of used and reclaimed lumber and we’re not using adhesives with VOCs,” said homeowner Carrie Zaenglein. “We’re trying to do everything as green as possible.” The home has an unusual post-and-beam framework with custom-made SIP columns that are as wide as a straw bale (14 inches) but only 4 1/2 inches thick; the SIP posts are infilled with bales of straw. “We’ll be plastering right onto the straw bales with local clay, gathered on site,” said Lanfear. For more information, visit www.baleonbale.com.last_img read more

Samsung’s First Mobile Developer Conference Open For Registration

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Samsung’s first ever developer conference in the United States is open for registration.After a vague announcement announcement that it would be holding a developer conference in July, Samsung today announced registration for the conference and details as to what developers can expect in San Francisco at the end of October. Sessions will include how to integrate Samsung-specific software developer kits (for the likes of its S Pen stylus and other features), how to integrate Samsung Services Platform application programming interfaces (APIs) for products like ChatOn, AdHub and Group Play. Other sessions will include how to build business-to-business applications centering around Samsung devices and sessions in app categories like games.The price for the Samsung Developers Conference will be $299, well below the prices that companies like Apple, Google and Microsoft charge for their annual developer forays. The conference will be held at the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco from October 27-29.Samsung said that keynote presentations will, “feature over 40 technical sessions and industry sessions from leading influencers in the mobile, consumer electronics and digital content industries.” As yet, none of those leading influencers have been announced and the schedule on the conference’s website still says “to be announced” on all of the keynote and presentation sessions. Watchers of the mobile industry will be keeping close tabs on Samsung during its developers conference. A rumored rift between Samsung and Google has given thought to the notion that Samsung could take over control of Google’s Android mobile operating system by creating its own app store, features and functionality for its Galaxy line of smart devices. Samsung wants developers to integrate its own proprietary features in their apps (like apps that work specifically for the S Pen or use touch-less gestures such as Air View). Samsung’s tone and presentations will give clues on to how the Korean gadget manufacturer will push its own agenda in the next several years. Developers: are you planning on attending Samsung DevCon? Why? Let us know in the comments.  Tags:#Samsung center_img Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces dan rowinskilast_img read more

Man succumbs to stab injuries

first_imgA man, who was allegedly stabbed for protesting against the harassment of his sister, succumbed to injuries on Sunday night at Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital. The incident happened in front of a college at Kairana in Shamli district on October 23.According to sources, after repeated complaints of his sister, Vicky decided to confront the accused. However, the 22-year-old was stabbed and beaten by a group of young men. The incident got captured on a CCTV camera and was shared on social media.The main accused was identified as Anuj Kumar. SHO Kairana Police Station said Section 302 has been added to the FIR following Vicky’s death.last_img

Need panels like Lodha Committee for NSFs: Sushil Kumar

first_imgNew Delhi, May 9 (PTI) Indias greatest ever Olympian Sushil Kumar strongly feels that panels similar to one headed by Justice RM Lodha to clean up the BCCI mess, is required to bring in more accountability and transparency in functioning of National Sports Federations (NSF). “I dont mind if we have a Lodha Panel for all National Sports Federation (NSFs). It will only help increase the accountability and transparency of the associations. The coaches need to be accountable. We are in need of qualified coaches,” Sushil said during a Sports Conclave organised by the Railways Sports Promotion Board (RSPB). In fact RSPB secretary Rekha Yadav, who has represented the institutional unit during various BCCI meetings, agreed that cricket boards impressive infrastructure is pretty much in place. “Much maligned that the BCCI is, one has to admit that they have put in a nice system in place,” RSPB secretary said during a panel discussion. India won three medals at the 2008 Olympics and doubled its tally in the 2012 edition but the two-time medallist feels that the nation couldnt cash in on the glass ceiling that was broken after Abhinav Bindras first individual gold medal and his own bronze. “I think we couldnt cash in on our performance in Beijing Olympics. Although we got six medals in London, we didnt improve as a sporting nation. The planning and preparation left a lot to be desired.” Five-time World Champion MC Mary Kom spoke about lack of qualified support staff (coaches and trainers) that has been the bane of Indian sport for the longest time. “I remember once we had a boxing coach. After a few days, I made some enquiries about his credentials and found out that he has got his NIS degree in basketball or football. And that man later got Dronacharya award also,” Mary Kom recollected as the entire audience including other panelists, Sushil and Bhaichung Bhutia, were in splits. “We have seen doctors who would give you tablets to cure headache if you have a heel injury. There have been times when I havent had a masseur,” said Mary Kom. Gymnast Dipa Karmakars coach Bisweswar Nandi said had it not been for Sports Authority of India (SAI), the sport would have been long dead due to federations apathy. “For the last four years, we have not had any National Gymnastics Championship because there are two associations claiming to represent Gymnastics Federation of India (GFI). Who is responsible for this? Thanks to SAI that we still get proper training facilities,” said Nandi. The Dronacharya awardee spoke about lack of checks and balances while appointing foreign coaches. “We have this fascination for foreign coaches. A few years back, an American coach was roped in and he had some degrees having passed a few theoretical exams but not practical knowledge. “Now this man was after my life that I am ruining Dipas career trying to perfect her Produnova. Later, it was found out, he was physically challenged and couldnt show technical movements. This is how the federation recruited coaches,” Nandi said. Indias former football captain Bhaichung Bhutia feels that while franchise-based private leagues are welcome, there is question mark about their contribution to development of sport at the grassroot level. “Kolkata Knight Riders is a popular franchise but what is their contribution for development of cricket at the grassroots?” he asked. PTI KHS BS BSadvertisementlast_img read more

Saans Breath of life

first_imgThe SAANS foundation was established by Dr Partho Bose. ‘Saans’ meaning ‘breath of life’, is a result of Bose’s efforts in the direction of providing better quality of life to individuals seeking aid and his lifelong commitment to his profession. His mission statement stemming from his extreme concern for human misery, is to eliminate suffering and death due to lung ailments primarily bronchial asthma, through education, advocacy, community outreach and research. The common disorders treated here are respiratory disorders like allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, bronchial asthma, smoker’s asthma (COPD), pneumonia, tuberculosis, sarcoidosis, lung fibrosis &pleural diseases. Stress and life style disorders are also treated here.  Also Read – Add new books to your shelfBose’s interest in this field of respiratory disorders led him to start the Saans Foundation– a respiratory organisation actively involved in community outreach, professional training and research activities in India. ‘Saksham’ – an initiative of Saans is a multipurpose capacity building forum to provide health worker and home attendant courses. Saksham aspires to train suitable youth from the lower economic strata of society as multi-purpose health care workers in the health and disaster management industry.  Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThese trained health workers are working as a bridging gap as Allied Health professionals in different health care delivery system. Saans care is incomplete without its one to one rehab program Samarth, which is a rehabilitation center for patients with chronic diseases. Saans believes gateway to total fitness is journey from physical, mental, emotional, environment and social to spiritual wellness in nutshell, a total wellness experience. The rehab attempts to reduce symptoms and make individuals more functional.Saans takes proactive initiatives to cater to old patients through its home care services which provides 24X7 patient care services. Bose has received many awards and has also been nominated for the prestigious Padma Shree award. He has written many books and published articles.last_img read more