Work underway to replace ageing water mains in Inishowen

first_imgIrish Water has started work to replace ageing water pipes at Three Trees, Quigleys Point and the Cabry areas of Inishowen.The 5km long water mains run along the R238 regional road and L-1951-1 local road via Quigleys Point Village and will also extend into side roads to facilitate connections to existing water mains.It is understood that removing the existing old cast iron from the public water network and replacing them with new plastic pipes will reduce the risk of contamination. Meanwhile, it is hoped that replacing the ageing water mains and service connections will reduce the instances of bursts and water outages and will ensure a reliable supply of water to customers and local businesses in the area.These works will deliver cost savings by providing improved water network operation that will require less maintenance in the future.It is expected that initial section of pipe installation and temporary reinstatement works to Quigley’s Point will last for approximately nine weeks with works from Quigley’s point towards Redcastle to follow on from this for approximately eight weeks.A spokesperson for Irish Water said: Works have commenced and are progressing well. “The works may involve some short-term water shut offs and the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours notice prior to any planned water shutoffs.“Traffic management will be in place during this time. Local and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times.“We understand that this type of work can be inconvenient and works crews will make every effort to minimise any disruption these necessary works may cause.“The contractor will be monitoring traffic build-up during peak times in the morning and evening and will switch to a manned stop/go control should there be an unacceptable build-up of traffic.”Work underway to replace ageing water mains in Inishowen was last modified: October 4th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

Former Raider in coma following aneurysm

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceNeiron Ball, who ascended to a starting position as a Raiders rookie linebacker after surviving a rare blood vessel disorder, has been in a medically induced coma since Sept. 16 after an aneurysm burst in his brain.For complete Oakland Raiders coverage follow us on Flipboard.Ball, 26, was diagnosed with arteriovenous malformation (AVM) after experiencing headaches following a 2011 practice at the University of …last_img read more

Soft Squid Ink Sac Claimed to Be 150 Million Years Old

first_img51; The BBC News announced the discovery of a fossil squid with its ink sac still intact.  “The fossil, thought to be 150 million years old, was found when a rock was cracked open, revealing the one-inch-long black ink sac.”  The ink has been sent to Yale for analysis.  An article on the Daily Mail UK shows a close-up of the ink sac and a drawing being made with the ink.  Reporter David Derbyshire wrote, “The odds of finding something as delicate as a squid’s ink sac intact after so long are put at a billion to one,” but he did not explain how the odds were calculated.    Dr. Phil Wilby of the British Geological Survey (shown in a report on the Metro UK explained why this fossil was so surprising.  “They can be dissected as if they are living animals, you can see the muscle fibres and cells.  It is difficult to imagine how you can have something as soft and sloppy as an ink sac fossilised in three dimension, still black, and inside a rock that is 150 million years old.”A group of old men were spinning their best yarns at a reunion, playing “Can you top this?”  The prize went to old Charlie, who said, “When I was a young scuba diver, I found an old Spanish galleon off the coast of Bermuda.  It was dark and cold and looked downright haunted.  So I slithered through an opening and got inside.  Then I saw a faint glow and went toward it, and…”  The others leaned forward with anticipation.  “So what did you find, Charlie?” asked Hubert.  “I went around a corner, down a hatch, and found this old lantern, and the light was still lit!”    If you don’t believe Charlie’s story, then why would you believe Uncle Phil’s tale that this ink sac is 150 million years old, and “The structure is similar to ink from a modern squid so we can write with it.”  Indeed, the article features a sketch made of the creature, with its Latin name, drawn with the ink they found in the fossil.  Try writing with one of the old dried up pens in your desk.  Inventing a term “the Medusa Effect” for the long-lasting fossilization of soft tissue is a euphemism for “We haven’t got a clue!”    What does this tell you about the so-called Jurassic Era you’ve heard about all your life?  What does this do to the rest of the geologic column?  What does this do to the evolutionary belief system built on the vast ages of time they treat as scientific fact?  Get real.  If fossil squid ink is still writeable today, we’ll give him a few thousand years, but not millions.  We know old Charlie had a knack for stretching the truth.(Visited 36 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

VFD and markets were top of mind at 2016 Beef Expo

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In the barns, under the viaduct and on the trade show floor of the 2016 Ohio Beef Expo, two topics were dominating conversations between cattle producers. One of those topics was the new Veterinary Feed Directive, which goes into effect on January 1st of next year, the other was the declining market prices. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more.last_img

Android Bests iPhone at Browser Speed? Maybe Not

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … According to the findings, Android 2.3 had a median load time of 2.144 seconds while iPhone 4.3 had a median load time of 3.254 seconds. Much attention in the battle between Android and iPhone goes to the availability of apps on each platform. But one of the most important feature of a smartphone might not be the availability and performance of native apps but the performance of the mobile Web browser. According to a study released today by the Web optimization company Blaze, this is a big win in the Android column. The company analyzed 45,000 page load speeds to find that Android’s browser is 52% faster the iPhones. Furthermore, Android’s Chrome browser beat iPhone’s Safari browser by loading 84% of websites faster. Updated: Since our original publication, a number of questions have been raised about the methodology and assumptions of Blaze’s study, bringing into doubt any of the conclusions the company arrives at. See the end of the story for the technical details.Browser speeds have been touted by Apple and Google as strengths of their respective mobile operating systems. But Blaze found that some of the JavaScript benchmarks that are referred to in order to brag about better performance really don’t reflect actual user browsing experience. The Blaze study measured how quickly “real” websites loaded, looking at Fortune 1,000 companies’ websites, loading them multiple times over different days and testing using mostly Wi-Fi. Tags:#mobile#news#NYT#web audrey watters Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfacescenter_img Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Interestingly, when loading mobile websites, Android was only 3% faster, with a median load time of 2.085 seconds versus iPhone’s 2.024. But on websites that aren’t optimized for mobile, Android is 59% faster. Blaze contends that, “Android’s dominance in handling non-mobile sites is especially important when considering tablets. Tablets use the same OS and similar hardware phones do. However, users expect the full experience on tablets, not the simplified mobile sites. This means Android’s edge will make an even greater impact.” Blaze said that it was surprised by the results of its study: “We assumed that similar hardware specs and the same WebKit foundation would make iPhone and Android’s browsers perform equally. We assumed that a faster JavaScript engine equals a faster browser. We assumed that 3G would be way slower than WiFi, even under good conditions.”You can read the full report here.Update: Since this story was originally published, there have been several reports challenging Blaze’s methodology. Jim Dalrympe writes in The Loop that the custom apps Blaze had built to assess page-load time were using UIWebView, and as such did not benefit from the recent Safari updates in iOS 4.3.An Apple spokesperson confirmed that the embedded Web browser does not take advantage of these optimizations. “Their testing is flawed because they didn’t actually test the Safari web browser on the iPhone. Instead they only tested their own proprietary app which uses an embedded web viewer that doesn’t take advantage of Safari’s web performance optimizations. Despite this fundamental testing flaw, they still only found an average of a second difference in loading web pages,” says Apple spokewoman, Natalie Kerris.Since Blaze’s initial findings were refuted, the company has posted an update to its blog, attempting to clarify its findings. In a statement to CNET Blaze CTO Guy Podjarny admitted that Apple’s statement does call into question the findings of the study: “It’s certainly possible the embedded browser might produce different results. If Apple decides to apply their optimizations across their embedded browser as well, then we would be more than willing to create a new report with the new performance results.” The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Parties plan big for Gujarat

first_imgCongress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will launch the party campaign for the Assembly elecions in Gujarat on September 4. Subsequently, he will start a two-day yatra from Dwarka in Saurashtra to north, central and south Gujarat from September 22.“We are launching the campaign with the theme Congress Aave Chhe (‘Congress is coming’) with Rahulji’s dialogues with party workers, businessmen, traders and NGO representatives,” State party president Bharatsinh Solanki told presspersons here on Saturday.The party would focus on issues concerning farmers, unemployment, expensive education due to privatisation, and the collapse of the health sector, he said.Mr. Solanki added that his party was engaging with traders and businessmen on their issues because demonetisation and high GST rates have severely impacted businesses in the State.The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is also set to launch its high-profile campaign from September 10 with national president Amit Shah’s town hall event in which one lakh youth workers will participate.Banking on social mediaMr. Shah will address them and take their questions using social media platforms like WhatsApp, Twitter and Facebook. “Our national president will hold the event with the theme Adikham Gujarat (‘Resolute Gujarat’). After that, the campaign will formally be rolled out across the State,” said Bhupendra Yadav, BJP general secretary in charge of Gujarat.last_img read more

Deccan Chargers’ owners reject lone bid

first_imgA huge question mark hung against the debt-ridden Deccan Chargers’ future on Thursday after the owners of the Indian Premier League franchise rejected the lone bid they received. Now, the BCCI will decide the franchise’s fate on Saturday.The Deccan Chronicle Holdings Limited (DCHL) rejected the bid from the Hyderabad-based film production house PVP Ventures, owned by Potluri Vara Prasad. PVP, also the producers of the new Kamal Haasan-starrer Viswaroopam, reportedly bid Rs 900 crore for the franchise.A lenders’ consortium, led by ICICI Bank, Yes Bank and Axis Bank, could come into play now, after reportedly petitioning the BCCI that it should be allowed to run the franchise for at least one year. DCHL owes a reported Rs 4,000 crore to many lenders.DCHL, which had bought the franchise for $107 million at an auction in 2008 before the first edition of the IPL, rejected the bid as it reportedly didn’t like the terms of payment.”The bid that was received by DCHL met the BCCI’s eligibility and suitability criteria. The bid was then reviewed by DCHL who, in its discretion and with no role being played by BCCI, rejected the bid on the basis of the payment terms offered by the bidder,” said a BCCI statement.Though there were reports of media mogul Kalanidhi Maran of Sun TV evincing interest in buying the team, the network has denied them. Later, some prospective bidders, including the RPG group, too backed out. What could have deterred them was the issue of having to clear the massive dues owed by the current owners.The tender was floated on September 6 by DCHL, under the aegis of BCCI, and the process was monitored by the Bombay High Court-appointed MD Narvekar.The IPL governing council will discuss all options on Saturday when it meets in Chennai to decide on the future course of action. Floating of a new tender cannot be ruled out, though BCCI president N Srinivasan declined to comment, saying that it was an issue between the Board and DCHL. “The franchise is on (it exists). The BCCI has issued a notice to the franchise to clear certain defects. We have given them some time, but that is between BCCI and the franchise,” he told reporters.”One bidder was eligible from the BCCI’s point of view. But after opening the price bid, Deccan Chronicle decided that the price as well as the terms of payment was not acceptable. So, they rejected the bid.”On Saturday, there will be as many four BCCI meetings. Apart from the IPL governing council, the working committee and marketing committee will also meet to tackle all possible situations. A special general body meeting has also been called the same day.The process begins with the governing council, and if it takes any decision, it will have to be ratified by the working committee and possibly the general body.Deccan Chargers has not been able to pay salaries to its players and coaches for the 2012 IPL held in April-May.advertisementlast_img read more

June 14 2002 The Vaults became a livesize chess

first_imgJune 14, 2002 The Vaults became alive-size chess-board. Master of Ceremony, May workshopper RohanLoveland, prepared the site and called the rules, which consisted ofeach player taking a turn deciding a move, starting with the king.[Photo & text: SA] >>left>> The amazing white queen Gwen Birk. >>right>> Black king Malcom>>Sutherland with black knight Sarah Badiali. [Photo & text: SA] The game inprogress. All had a great time and the black team won. [Photo: T &text: SA]last_img read more

Belarusian pay TV operator Cosmos TV is adding ent

first_imgBelarusian pay TV operator Cosmos TV is adding entertainment channel S-TV to its network.From April 20, the channel, which airs celebrity news and fashion programming, will be available in Cosmos TV’s Entertainment and Plus packages.last_img

The Sopranos Russian cable operator Akado has adde

first_imgThe SopranosRussian cable operator Akado has added drama series channel Amedia Hit to its programming line as part of the Amedia Premium package.Akado is offering the channel, which airs US shows including The Sopranos, Breaking Bad, Six Feet Under, Sex and the City and The Wire, in both SD and HD formats.Akado says it has added 35 new channels since November 2013, with eight channels, including services from Viacom International Media Networks, added in December.Akado now offers a total of about 220 digital channels.last_img read more