first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Facebook Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Mc Conalogue says FF plan to reform local government will retain Town Councils and enhance democracy Fianna Fáil has published proposals to retain town councils and give more power to local communities.Donegal NE Deputy Charlie Mc Cnalogue says the plan would see the retention of Buncrana, Letterkenny, Bundoran & Ballyshannon Town Councils, as well as new structures to allow for enhanced community engagement in decisions affecting local areas.He says instead of abolishing town councils and moving Donegal communities further away from the decision-making process, there’s a need to empower our communities and enhance local democracy.Deputy Mc Conalogue says the Fianna Fáil plan would see the radical transformation of local government to ensure that Donegal communities have a stronger voice within a model aimed at improving the efficiency, transparency and accountability of local government.As well as retaining all existing councils, the Fianna Fáil proposals also include new voluntary Community Councils to represent areas with no Town Councils, and local referendums on major local issues, such as Local Area Plans.Deputy Mc Conalogue says in the aftermath of the Seanad referendum, the government still hasn’t learned that people want to be consulted on reform, and want to be involved in local decision making………….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/charlielocaldemocracy.mp3[/podcast] By News Highland – October 22, 2013 WhatsApp Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Google+center_img Twitter Facebook News Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleSt Peter’s High School in Derry to be demolishedNext articleMother of man who died after taking legal highs warns young people of dangers News Highland Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Indiana’s Lake County is exploring changes to its land-use rules that could pave the way for the first truly large-scale solar farms in the state and some of the largest in the Midwest.The Lake County Council on April 14 approved a resolution for the county’s Plan Commission to consider amendments to the local zoning code to allow for large-scale solar projects. The council must vote again to give final approval to the proposed changes, which mark an important step in a mounting initiative to unlock the potential of solar power in a state that has no renewable energy purchasing mandate.Historically reliant on coal, Indiana’s utilities plan to shutter more than two-thirds of the state’s coal-fired generating capacity in the next two decades, including more than 7,500 MW in the next 10 years, a recent S&P Global Market Intelligence analysis found.“We build projects where there is a strong solar resource, access to the transmission grid, supportive landowners who want to participate in a solar project, and customer demand,” Ben Lambrecht, a spokesman for Chicago-headquartered renewable energy developer Invenergy LLC, said in an email. “All of these exist in Indiana.”The Lake County resolution was sparked by Invenergy’s proposed 200-MW Foundry Works Solar Energy Center. More than 10 times the capacity of the state’s largest operating solar project, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence data, the $200 million project, located near Eagle Creek Township in northwestern Indiana, would create hundreds of construction jobs and funnel more than $100 million into the local economy in coming years through property taxes and payments to landowners. It is slated to begin construction in 2022.Invenergy and other solar developers have lined up roughly 100 proposals, some coupled with big batteries, grid operator data shows. Half of the solar projects, combining for around 7,300 MW, would interconnect to the Midcontinent ISO, the wholesale transmission operator that covers the largest swath of the state. The other half, offering nearly 8,800 MW, are in the PJM Interconnection, which covers parts of Indiana served by American Electric Power Co. Inc.[Garrett Hering]More ($): Developers pitch 16 GW of solar in coal-fueled Indiana Solar developers see profitable potential in coal-reliant Indianalast_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Wind gusts up to 50 mph Thursday could cause tree branches to fall and hit utility lines, leading to power outages on Long Island, in addition to making driving difficult, forecasters warn.The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory through 6 p.m. Thursday for Nassau and Suffolk counties as well as the tri-state area as northwest winds of 20-to-30 mph hit the region.“[The] strongest winds will occur through this afternoon,” the agency’s Upton-based meteorologists said in a statement.There were 28 power outages affecting 533 homes and businesses as of 10 a.m. Thursday, according to PSEG Long Island.The temperature was 20 Thursday morning, but the wind chill made it fell like 4. Temps will hit a high near 28 Thursday and are expected to drop down to 15 after sundown, when the winds are forecast to die down.Friday will warm up to 41 but will still be breezy before dropping down into the 30s at night.A slight chance of rain is forecast for a partly sunny Saturday when temps hit 50 and Sunday may see a chance of rain and snow at night into Monday.last_img read more

first_imgMASON CITY — The 12th-ranked NIACC men’s basketball team opens up Region XI tournament play tonight hosting the same team they faced at home back on Saturday, Southwestern. NIACC beat Southwestern 94-76 back on Saturday, and also beat them in Creston back on December 4th, 98-68. You can hear the NIACC-Southwestern game on AM-1300 KGLO and kgloam.com starting with the pre-game at about 6:45 with the tipoff at 7 o’clock. DES MOINES — Osage makes their fourth appearance in girls state tournament history as they face West Branch in a Class 2A state quarterfinal later tonight. The Green Devils are the fourth seed in the 2A tournament, coming in with a 22-2 record. Three Osage players come into the game scoring in double figures, with senior Sidney Brandau scoring 17.7 points per game, junior Dani Johnson at 14.5, and junior Ellie Bobinet at 10.3. West Branch is the fifth seed, coming in at 21-3, and are led by junior Sasha Koenig, who averages 15.7 points per contest. You can hear the Osage-West Branch game starting at 8:15 with the pre-game show and the tipoff scheduled for 8:30 on AM-1490 & 96.7-FM KRIB, with coverage also on AM-1300 KGLO joining in progress after NIACC men’s Region XI tournament basketball. The other 2A quarterfinal to be played tonight has top-seed Cascade facing eighth-seed Denver. === Monday’s other 3A quarterfinalsDike-New Hartford 56, Jesup 43North Polk 68, Red Oak 40 == 4A quarterfinals today11:45 — North Scott (23-0) vs. Clear Creek-Amana (19-4)1:30 — Center Point-Urbana (21-2) vs. Waverly-Shell Rock (20-2)3:15 — Glenwood (24-0) vs. Gilbert (19-3)5:00 — Ballard (22-1) vs. Lewis Central (19-5) IOWA CITY — Iowa coach Fran McCaffery believes junior center Luka Garza is the national player of the year in college basketball. Garza is averaging more than 23 and a half points and nearly 10 rebounds per game for an Iowa team that is 20-9 and ranked 18th in the A-P Poll despite losing two starters to season ending injuries.Garza broke a 49-year-old Iowa record by scoring 20 or more points in 14 straight Big Ten games.Iowa returns to action Tuesday night at home against Purdue. The Boilers hammered the Hawkeyes by 36 points in their first meeting back on February fifth. TONIGHT:AM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com, Radio.com app — Region XI quarterfinals — NIACC men vs. Southwestern — pre-game 6:45, tipoff 7:00AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, kribam.com, AM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com — 2A girls state quarterfinal — Osage vs. West Branch — pre-game 8:15, tipoff 8:30 (broadcast on KRIB in its entirety, KGLO joins in progress after NIACC basketball)center_img === other Region XI quarterfinals (listed by seed)#8 Little Priest at #1 Kirkwood#6 Ellsworth at #3 Iowa Lakes#7 Iowa Central at #2 DMACC DES MOINES — Clear Lake won their first-ever girls state tournament basketball game last night, utilizing a 16-1 run over the last five minutes of the third quarter to beat Assumption of Davenport 60-46 in a Class 3A state quarterfinal, as you heard on AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB and kribam.com. The Lions led at the half 24-19, but Assumption took the lead 27-25 with 5:06 to go in the third quarter. The Knights took a time out, but the Lions were able to go on what turned out to be the game-deciding run over the final five minutes of the quarter. Sara Faber scored 19 of her 27 points in the second half to lead Clear Lake. She says the players talked all week last week about getting the program’s first win down at the state tournament.Clear Lake shot 20% in the first quarter but shot 50% for the final three quarters. Darby Dodd, who had 10 points and eight rebounds , says the team knew if they kept shooting their shots would eventually fall.Clear Lake coach Bart Smith says his bench played a key role in the victory.Clear Lake improves to 23-2 on the season and advance to Thursday afternoon’s semifinal round where they’ll face the winner of this morning’s final Class 3A quarterfinal round game between Bishop Heelan of Sioux City and Des Moines Christian. Thursday’s game tips off at 3:15, with the pre-game starting at 2:45 on KRIB. DES MOINES — The Lake Mills and West Fork boys basketball teams learned their state quarterfinal opponents after Monday’s seeding meeting by the coaches. Lake Mills will be the top seed of the Class 1A tournament and will face Wapsie Valley at 11:15 next Monday morning. West Fork will be the sixth seed and will face third-seed St. Mary’s of Remsen at 2:45 next Monday afternoon. Both those games can be heard on AM-1300 KGLO and kgloam.com === 5A quarterfinals MondayIowa City High 59, Cedar Rapids Prairie 40Johnston 75, Southeast Polk 71Waukee 76, Sioux City East 36Waterloo West 51, Cedar Falls 49last_img read more

first_imgKaleb Boyle opened the scoring for the Heat on the power play before Michael Crawford tied the game on a goal mouth scramble the saw Bruyere make three amazing stops before the Leafs scored.Nelson tied the game with the man advantage.Tommy Brown restored the lead for Chase in the second before Nelson struck for two goals in a span of two minutes by Cody Paivarinta and Austin Lindsay.However, before the period ended Chase tied the game on the power play with Boyle connecting for his second of the game.Chase, which peppered Nelson goalie Brett Sole for 18 shots in the third period, held a slim 35-33 shots advantage.Nelson, 5-1-1-1, now travels to Castlegar Saturday to meet the Rebels.GAME NOTES: Veterans Darnel St. Pierre and Aaron Dunlap watched the game from the stands. St. Pierre completed the second game of this two-game sit for an accumulation of hit-to-the-head penalties. Dunlap missed the game, and most likely Saturday’s tilt in Castlegar, with an upper body injury. . . . Leaf goalie Brett Soles, winner of four of five games, has slipped to 10th in the KIJHL top goalie category. . . . Aidan Geiger was Nelson’s game star. . . .Nelson’s Michael Crawford finished the game with two points. . . . Castlegar, 3-5 on the season, is coming off a 7-3 loss to Kimberley. . . . Next home game is Friday, October 10 against Castlegar Rebels followed by a contest Saturday with Spokane. The games are part of parent weekend for the Leafs. The signing of Aidan Geiger paid off in spades for the Nelson Leafs.The former Fernie Ghostrider scored the winning goal midway through the third period to spark the Nelson Leafs to a 4-3 victory over the Chase Heat in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Friday at the NDCC Arena.Geiger, who signed with the Leafs earlier this week after playing last season for the Ghostriders, combined with Patrick Croome and Aaron Brewer to beat Nic Bruyere in the Heat nets for the winning tally.The teams traded goals all game long.last_img read more

first_imgThe Falcons had defeated LVR by a point in the final of the Mount Sentinel Tournament in December.LVR moved the ball up the court early and often to build an early lead against the bigger but slower Falcons of Fernie. On the back of point guard Robby Dixon’s 12 point effort in the first half, the Bombers held a 25-20 lead at the midway break. The Grade 11 Dixon’s production in the second did not slow in second half, scoring 17 of his eventual season high 29 points, leading the Bombers to the 55-43 victory against the east Kootenay rival.Another key to the victory was the Bombers perimeter defense, with great efforts by Dixon, Darian Johnson, and Grade 10 guard Studer, against the poorer-ball handling of the Falcon guards.Behind Dixon’s stand-out effort, Vinnie Watson contributed 10 points, Johnson had seven points, and Kai Shave chipped in 4 points.Dixon was named player of the game.In the afternoon, the Bombers faced off against the Selkirk Storm of Kimberley.LVR handled the Storm easily, cruising to the 56-33 victory, with all eight Bombers seeing significant playing time.Player of the game, Grade 11 Kai Shave, contributed 11 points, six rebounds, three steals, and a blocked shot.Once again, Robby Dixon lead all scorers with 13 points. Watson and Johnson chipped in nine points each, Studer netted six points, and Jake Anderson and Grade 9 Dyllen Dixon scored four points each.Grade 9 Brock Dixon rounded out the scoring with two points. The short-handed L.V. Rogers Bombers got their revenge and the championship during a High School Senior Boy’s Basketball Tournament Saturday in Creston.LVR defeated host Prince Charles Bulldogs 55-51 in the final to capture the  tourney that featured teams from the East Kootenay.”Jake Anderson was named player of the game and (point guard) Eamon Studer was tournament MVP based on his exceptional defense, agressive offensive play, and poise down the stretch,” said Bomber coach Jeremy Phelan.Leading 53-51 in the seasaw contest, Jake Anderson, after collecting a defensive rebound, knocked down a pair of free throws to secure the four-point win.The Bombers were lead in the final game by the performances of Grade 10’s Studer and Vinnie Watson who scored 12 and 11 points, respectively.Anderson finished with seven points and Robby Dixon had six points. LVR opened the tournament with a grudge-match against Fernie Falcons.last_img read more

first_imgWHAT:         Grade III, $100,000 SANTA YSABEL STAKESDistance & Conditions: 1 1/16 miles for 3-year-old filliesWHEN:          Saturday, March 5 Race 5, (approximate Post Time–2:30 p.m. PT) MY DYNAMO, owned by Rusty Brown, Phillip Lebherz and Alan Klein, returns to Santa Anita following a close second place finish in the 1 1/16 miles (synthetic Tapeta) California Oaks at Golden Gate Fields on Feb. 6. Trained by Jeff Bonde, the Kentucky-bred filly by Discreetly Mine was fifth, beaten 2 ¾ lengths, two starts back in the 6 ½ furlong Santa Ynez Stakes here Jan. 2. Ninth, beaten 22 lengths by Songbird five starts back in the Grade I, seven furlong Del Mar Debutante, My Dynamo will be making her seventh career start. WHY:             Undefeated Eclipse Champion Songbird will continue on her road to the Santa Anita and Kentucky Oaks for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer and owner Rick Porter’s Fox Hill Farms, Inc. Considered by some to be America’s top 3-year-old, irrespective of gender, Songbird heads a field of 10 sophomore fillies.WHO: My Dynamo, Fernando Perez, Jeff Bonde, 119Land Over Sea, Mario Gutierrez, Doug O’Neill, 119Street Fancy, Victor Espinoza, Phil D’Amato, 123Pageant Material, Santiago Gonzalez, Richard Baltas, 119Merirosvo, Drayden Van Dyke, Patrick Gallagher, 119Songbird, Mike Smith, Jerry Hollendorfer, 123Code Warrior, Anne Sanguinetti, Manuel Badilla, 119Jade Princess, Rafael Bejarano, Bob Baffert, 119Not Now Carolyn, Kent Desormeaux, Keith Desormeaux, 119Mokat, Flavien Prat, Richard Baltas, 119 MOKAT, owned by J K Racing Stable and trained by Richard Baltas, comes off a close third place finish in a one mile turf allowance here on Feb. 5. A Kentucky-bred filly by Uncle Mo, she has been favored in three out of her five starts but would appear better suited on turf. A romping one mile turf maiden winner in her second start on Oct. 31 at Del Mar, she was subsequently second, beaten a half length, in the Grade III, one mile turf Jimmy Durante Stakes Nov. 28. With Mike Smith opting to stick with the favorite, Mokat will be handled for the first time by Flavien Prat. STREET FANCY, owned by Agave Racing Stable, won the Grade I, 1 1/16 miles Starlet at Los Alamitos two starts back on Dec. 12, but was subsequently annihilated by Songbird in the Grade II, Las Virgenes, finishing 28 lengths back while eased. Trained by Phil D’Amato, Street Fancy, a Kentucky-bred daughter of Street Sense, will be ridden back by Victor Espinoza, who rode her for the first time on the Las Virgenes. SONGBIRD, owned by Rick Porter’s Fox Hill Farms, Inc. and the Eclipse Champion 2-year-old Filly for 2015, will try to follow up on her sensational 6 ½ length win here in the Grade II, one mile Las Virgenes on Feb. 6 and extend her unbeaten streak to six. The Kentucky-bred daughter of Medaglia d’Oro is unbeaten in two starts at Santa Anita and is prepping for the Grade I, 1 1/16 miles Santa Anita Oaks on April 9. Regular rider Mike Smith termed her half mile workout in 48 flat here on Sunday thusly: “That was probably one of the best half miles I’ve ever gone, about as easy and as smooth as you could possibly go–very impressive.” JADE PRINCESS, owned by Don Alberto Stable, showed brief speed and was subsequently beaten 13 lengths while running fifth behind Songbird in the Las Virgenes here Feb. 6. Trained by Bob Baffert, the Kentucky-bred filly by Tapit was a 1 ¾ length first condition allowance winner going one mile here two starts back on Jan. 8. In what will be her sixth career start, Jade Princess will be handled for the first time by leading man, Rafael Bejarano. NOT NOW CAROLYN, owned by Big Chief Racing, LLC, Don’t Tell My Wife Stables, LLC and partners, this lightly raced daughter of Tapit comes off a solid gate to wire one mile maiden special weight win on Jan. 28 and appears to be an up and coming sort. Well beaten in her first two tries, she improved dramatically in her first start for trainer Keith Desormeaux on Jan. 28 and if she can continue her ascent, she could be a factor on Saturday. LAND OVER SEA, owned by Reddam Racing, LLC, a Kentucky-bred filly by Bellamy Road has been soundly beaten by Songbird in four out of her six lifetime starts, including her most recent, as she finished second, beaten 6 ½ lengths, in the Las Virgenes Stakes here on Feb. 6. Trained by Doug O’Neill, Land Over Sea was off at 23-1 in the Las Virgenes but figures to be a shorter price on Saturday as she hopes to improve on her last effort with regular rider Mario Gutierrez up.last_img read more

first_imgStoke City visit Loftus Road this weekend for a vital match for QPR. Test your knowledge of the history between the clubs by seeing how many of these five questions you can answer correctly.[wp-simple-survey-6]Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

first_imgThere is no company merger or acquisition.  The partnership grows the Red Hat line of products and complements other Red Hat products.  Exadel has licensed all the software to Red Hat and Red Hat retails all rights for new development, although it is expected that Exadel would continue to be a major contributor to the development.Red Hat and JBoss have much higher name recognition than Exadel and it’s expected that software under the Red Hat banner would be much better positioned for acceptance.The agreement will free up Exadel to devote more time to other activities.  Much of their main business is coming now from building and supporting high-traffic sites for large companies, like mortgage.com.  At least in the short term, Exadel would also receive work from Red Hat to assist in the support of the transferred software. But Exadel has also created commercial Eclipse-based developer tools like RichFaces, Ajax4jsf, and Studio Pro.  In the partnership with Red Hat, these products will take on an Open Source license and join the Red Hat umbrella of products.  Going forward they will be called JBoss Rich Faces, JBoss Ajax4jsf and Red Hat Developer Studio.   There’s a lot of people convinced that Open Source is huge.  That it’s disruptive.  That it’s the future.  But there are also a lot of people struggling with business plans that try to make Open Source their centerpiece.About a year ago, CIO magazine published a matrix of Open-Source Business Models.  That article classified strategies as follows:Open Source + Service  Maybe this is the classic Open Source business strategy.  Give away the software and then sell support and services around the software.Mixed  Create an Open Source software base and community but also sell proprietary add-ons.Open Source + Buy Off  Offer software as Open Source but with the restriction that if you redistributed something that has been modified, you’ll need to pay for a proprietary license.Open Source + Aggregation  Package stacks of interoperable Open Source software.  Test and support the interoperability of the OS components. Open Source + Hardware  Hardware companies offer Open Source software that runs on their machines.  But to use the software, you need to first buy the hardware.Recently a new wrinkle on these set of Business Models has emerged by a partnership that was announced between Red Hat and Exadel.  Exadel’s model relative to Open Source has been primarily as an aggregator, similar to what SpikeSource, Navica, and SourceLabs are doing.last_img read more

first_imgTags:#Microsoft#news#search#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market sarah perez Microsoft’s Bing search engine now includes tiles on its results pages which show dynamically updated visual cues and other information from partner websites. Included at launch are IMDb, Yahoo Movies, Rotten Tomatoes, OpenTable, Yelp, CitySearch, Urban Spoon, Cheap Flights, YouTube, MTV, Last.fm, Rhapsody, Pandora, MSN and dozens of others. The concept is very much reminiscent of Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 user interface, which also displays alerts and information through the use of homescreen tiles updated in real-time.To use the new tiles on Bing, you simply perform a search query and the tiles will appear on the right side of the screen.Tiles Aid in Discovery, Says Bing DirectorThe idea behind the addition of tiles, according to Bing Director Stefan Weitz, is to allow you to “ingest third party content more successfully,” and “make it more discoverable.” In a video (seen here on the Microsoft-watching blog LiveSide), Weitz used the example of performing a movie search on Bing and seeing a tile next to the related search results from IMDb.LiveSide originally believed that these tiles were either paid for or “sponsored” by Microsoft’s partners, but a company spokesperson later reached out to clarify, saying that was not the case, but rather, the tiles were “created in partnership with recognized brands to help people easily identify trusted sites and make faster, more informed decisions,” The spokesperson also added that the tiles do not have an impact on organic search results.There are currently 45 tile partners in the entertainment, local, travel and auto categories.Do Tiles Look Too Much Like Ads?But LiveSide said the new tiles look like paid advertisements and openly wondered if that mattered, or if they would even be helpful. You can try them for yourself and make your own determination. (And please comment below to share your thoughts!)To see the tiles, just perform a Bing search on a topic where tiles may show up. Local searches and movie searches are good, easy examples to try. When you see a tile appear on the right side of the search results page, hover your cursor over the tile to see a fly-out window on the right appear with additional information.For instance, an IMDb tile shows the user rating for a given flick, but the fly-out window provides more details like a synopsis, additional IMDb links, an IMDb search box and more.At this time, we don’t know which worldwide markets are seeing these tiles just yet, but we have them here in the U.S. and have seen one report of them arriving in the U.K.last_img read more