ELECTION 2014: FORMER GARDA GALLIGAN REPORTS POSTER VANDALS – TO GARDAI

first_imgFirst-time election candidate Christy Galligan has hit out at a group of ‘faceless’ locals in Letterkenny who he claims are tearing his election posters down.Election candidate Christy GalliganFormer Garda Sergeant Galligan says he has some idea who is doing it and has contacted the authorities.“Unfortunately, a number of large posters I had put up in different parts of the town have been pulled down in recent days, and even in some cases, ripped up or run over. This is an obstruction of local democracy. “I have some idea of who is involved, and I have referred the matter to the Gardai.“As a former Garda Sergeant, I am someone who has always believed in staying on the right side of the law, but unfortunately, there are a minority of faceless people out there who don’t share my opinion.”He added every candidate in this election is entitled to promote themselves, and postering campaigns are part and parcel of that process.Furthermore, the people of Letterkenny and Milford deserve a well-rounded insight into who is running to be their public representatives, he said. “That is how local democracy works – anyone who obstructs or hampers this process should be ashamed of themselves.“As a new candidate, I am genuinely interested in running a campaign that is fair, and that fully respects the rights of other candidates to promote their own views to the people of Letterkenny and Milford. Ultimately it is local people who will decide on polling day.“In the meantime, I wish all of my running mates in this election the very best in their campaigns, but ask those who persist in obstructing my own campaign to desist from their actions immediately.”ELECTION 2014: FORMER GARDA GALLIGAN REPORTS POSTER VANDALS – TO GARDAI was last modified: May 7th, 2014 by StephenShare 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) Tags:Christy GalliganGardaiposterslast_img read more

I would like to share this story with you

first_imgOn 18 March 2008 I went home after work. Getting a lift with my sister who is working in Paarden Eiland I have to wait until 17h30 for her to pick me up.As we were driving home, we passed an accident where two vehicles were involved. I told my sister to stop as it is my duty as a first aider to see if there is any help needed. She told me it is not neccessary as the fire brigade and an ambulance are there to assist. She drove on.Coming into our little town, crossing a four way stop and about 200m from the crossing I saw a bakkie hit a little child. We immediately stopped, I jumped out of the car and ran over the street to the child. He was lying so still and crawled up. I felt his heartbeat which at that stage was still very strong. I called to one of the people to call for an ambulance and if anybody knew the child. But nobody recognized him.I felt his heartbeat againThen the little boy shivered twice, I felt his heartbeat again which at this point was very shallow, I took my uniform jacket off and closed him up to keep him warm. I then asked one of the bystanders to just keep the people to the back (by now it was a crowd already). I recognized a lady that was working for me previously and asked her to get me a warm blanket somewhere.When she returned I closed the little boy up, waited another ten minutes for the ambulance to arrive. About 25 minutes after the accident happened, the ambulance did not arrive.I needed to make a decisionI looked at the boy and I needed to make a decision. I either wait for the ambulance and let this boy bleed himself to death (he had a deep arm and head open wounds) or I take the responsibility on me and take him to hospital myself.I picked him up with the blanket, my sister and the gentleman who called for the ambulance, cleared the road, stopped the cars for me to carry the child across to our vehicle. I got in the back of the car, and we then went to the hospital where I called upon the doctors and nurses.His name is WendellLater that evening he was transferred to Red Cross Children’s hospital with multiple wounds externally as well as internal wounds. He was released out of hospital only two weeks afterwards. He is well now, without any broken bones. His internal injuries were his liver and spleen that got hurt during the accident.His name is Wendell and he is only 3 years old.I just want to thank my boss who gave me the opportunity of doing my first aid training – basics. This allowed me to save another person’s life.Thank you for giving me this opportunity to tell my story.Story submitted to SAinfo on 8 April 2008last_img read more

All About “Mango:” New Version of Windows Phone Arriving this Fall

first_imgRole of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement After talking about the Nokia partnership with Marco Argenti, head of Nokia’s Developer Experience, and later apologizing for the issues with the first updates Microsoft rolled out this year, Joe Belfiore, Corporate Vice President and Director of Windows Phone Program Management, turned his attention to what’s in store for Windows Phone this fall: Mango.MultitaskingFor end users and developers alike, one of the most anticipated new features is the addition of multitasking, which, in Windows Phone 7, will allow both native apps and Web applications the ability to run in the background. It will also allow you to continue listening to streaming music within one application while working in another. File transfers and the ability to quickly swap between apps will be added, too.One notable new app that will be able to take advantage of multitasking is the popular music streaming app called Spotify, now confirmed to arrive on Windows Phone 7. Access to Hardware, Phone’s FeaturesWith Mango, developers will be able to build apps that take advantage of the phone’s hardware features, like the camera and the accelerometer, and will be able to more deeply integrate their apps with the phone, says Microsoft. That means that developers can take better advantage of features specific to the OS, like its “Metro” user interface controls and Live Tiles. The Tiles are one of Windows Phone 7’s standout features – the square boxes pinned to the homescreen are aggregators of real-time information from various sources, like messages, social networking updates, alerts and more. Developers will be able do more with tiles than before, even changing their color, if desired. New Tools, APIsDevelopers will have access to new tools, rolling out in May, that will offer new emulator capabilities, including accelerometer support via a 3D emulator, a location simulation for testing GPS-aware apps and more. Tags:#Microsoft#mobile#news#Nokia sarah perez This morning at Microsoft’s MIX ’11 conference in Las Vegas, the company confirmed the next version of its new Windows Phone mobile operating system – code-named “Mango” – will arrive this fall. The update will bring Microsoft’s OS more on par with its competitors by finally introducing multitasking capabilities, which allows applications to run in the background, while others run in the foreground.But multitasking is only one of many planned features coming in the Mango release. Also new is an updated version of Internet Explorer 9, programatic access to the phone’s camera and accelerometer so developers can build apps that utilize the device’s hardware, improved Marketplace search and filtering, additional language support and much more. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Yes, Angry Birds, TooMicrosoft again provided new numbers related to its ecosystem, making note of the 38,000 registered developers, 13,000 apps and 1.5 million downloads of its free developer tools. And it spoke of high-profile applications that are now planned to arrive on the platform, including Angry Birds, Skype, Spotify, Layar, Qantas, Amazon Shopping and Kik Messenger. Developers will also be able to access the phone’s contacts and calendar, in order to incorporate that data into their apps. In addition, there will be access to a local SQL database, which makes it easier to do many tasks- for example, search can now be added to an app with just one line of code. Network sockets support will arrive too, as was demoed in an IRC app, interestingly a homebrew (off-Market) creation.Front-End Updates: New Version of IE9, Better Marketplace SearchOn the front-end, the Web browser on the device, IE9, will be updated to a new version that’s based on the same code base as IE9 on the desktop. During a demonstration, Belfiore showed the new IE9 playing music from an HTML5-compatible website while he switched to another app.Also for end users is an improved Marketplace search experience. Whereas currently, apps, music and podcasts are returned in a combined fashion for any given search query, the update will allow for filtering. An app search would return just apps, for example. A podcast search, just podcasts. And so on. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts Image credits: Long Zheng, Flickr; @adamnathan, Twitter The Mango update provides access to over 1,500 APIs, said Belfiore, and brings several performance improvements, like smoother scrolling. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Google hiring artificial intelligence talent in China despite being banned

first_imgDavid Curry A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Google is building an artificial intelligence team in Beijing, China, despite having its search engine and mobile app store banned in the country.The search giant has been recruiting heavily over the past year, and in May hinted that an AI research team based in China could be on the cards, according to the Financial Times.See Also: Neura AI aims to make the connected home truly smartEngineering talent in China has forced many Western companies to set up research and incubators, allowing them to hire even when their services are banned.Google is going up against local search rival Baidu, which has invested heavily into AI research and self-driving cars over the past three years. Like Google, Baidu has unveiled an autonomous shuttle service and is embedding AI into its search engine.Alibaba and Tencent, who with Baidu make up the “big three” in China, also spend a lot hiring engineering talent from top Chinese universities.Google has around 600 employees based in China, mostly focused on advertising.China wants to leadThe Chinese government has set a goal of becoming a world leader in AI by 2030. It already has one of the largest engineering talent pools, although experts still think the U.S. and Britain has an edge when it comes to division leaders.Google has had a tough relationship with the Chinese government. Seven years ago, the company accused the government of a cyberattack that tried to find information on human rights activists. Shortly after, Google stopped censoring search results in the country, and was quickly banned.The relationship is apparently warmer now, but Google is far away from having its services unbanned, if it even wants to work under China’s censorship. AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storagecenter_img China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who … Tags:#AI#artificial intelligence#Baidu#Beijing#China#featured#Google#Machine Learning#top AI Will Empower Leaders, Not Replace Themlast_img read more

Finally, Maharashtra declares drought in 151 tehsils

first_imgThe Maharashtra government on Wednesday announced severe and medium-scale drought in 151 tehsils in 26 districts. The announcement will hold for the next six months.Out of the 151 tehsils, 39 come under the ‘medium-scale’ category while 112 are ‘severe drought’ areas.Under the Centre’s drought manual of 2016, the State had to follow three steps before declaring a drought.The government identified over 200 tehsils from 13 districts that received rainfall between 50% and 75% and prescribed the first trigger or step, to identify whether drought can be declared in these locations. By the end of the second step, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had declared 180 tehsils as drought-prone. A ground truthing [inspection] exercise was held thereafter and the report was submitted to the CM’s office. The Opposition Congress on Tuesday had charged the government for delaying the announcement.The State has been facing water scarcity in October, with the next monsoon still nine months away. Total water storage as on October 31 in all dams of the State stands at 59.46% in comparison to 76.14% last year. The number of tankers deployed across the State too has increased from 74 on October 30, 2017 to 489 on October 29, 2018.The government has already asked District Collectors to not collect land revenue from farmers, implement a 33% subsidy on the electricity bill of agriculture pumps, kick start employment guarantee scheme, and exempt school and college fees for students from these tehsils. Farmers will get financial help ande government is likely to credit ₹6,800 per hectare to farmers with non-irrigated farms and ₹13,000 per hectare to those with irrigated farms.last_img read more