Burst water main leaves Inishowen residents without water

first_img Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Twitter FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 By News Highland – December 27, 2018 Google+ Burst water main leaves Inishowen residents without water Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Residents in Inishowen have again been left without water due to a burst water main.Irish Water says repairs are underway with supply disruptions being experienced in the Grove Cottages, Craig Park and Craig Road areas of Muff.Works are expected to be complete by around 1pm this afternoon with homeowners advised to allow 2-3 hours for the supply to return fully.Local Councillor Jack Murray says today’s outage once again highlights the serious need for investment in the South Inishowen water supply:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/murray1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twittercenter_img AudioHomepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Previous article11 people waiting on a bed at Letterkenny University HospitalNext articleCalls for additional resources to be invested in Donegal ambulance service News Highland last_img read more

The Infamous Stringdusters Brings Bluegrass Brilliance To Los Angeles’ Troubadour [Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images One rarity deserves another, like a Blue Moon on Friday the 13th or the Golden State Warriors erasing a 3-1 deficit in the NBA playoffs only to give one right back the next round. On Wednesday night, that double rainbow came by way of a hootenanny on a rainy night in Los Angeles, courtesy of The Infamous Stringdusters at the Troubadour in West Hollywood.The band kicked off their 2019 tour, in support of their upcoming album entitled Rise Sun, with two blistering sets in front of an intimate but jubilant crowd. On Wednesday, the Stringdusters had yet to officially debut their new single, “Rise Sun”, so those who attended were at once blissfully ignorant to what dropped the very next day and perfectly locked into a vintage set from the Nashville bluegrass quintet.The Infamous Stringdusters did well to showcase their talent at every position, passing the leadership hat from one microphone to the next. Jeremy Garrett gave the spotlight a ride while fiddling through “Big River,” “Soul Searching,” “Let It Go” and a cover of U2’s “In God’s Country.” Andy Hall took his dobro for a spin while singing to “Night on the River” and “You Can’t Stop the Changes.” Travis Book took his double bass for a stroll through “Rockets,” “Get It While You Can,” “It’ll Be Alright,” “How Far I’d Fall For You,” “Thirsty in the Rain” and a cover of Sly and the Family Stone’s “I Want to Take You Higher.” And of course, Andy Falco and Chris Pandolfi had their turns at the helm—the former flashing his guitar and vocals on “Peace of Mind,” the latter banging on his banjo to “Machines,” which he wrote at a friend’s place in nearby Santa Monica.And as a unit, they teased attendees with a “2001: A Space Odyssey” jam and joined up to close out the show with “Gravity.” In truth, that synchronicity was evident throughout the sets. As much as each member did to carry his lode in the lead, they were at their best lifting up one another by flexing their collective musical muscle. The most striking rarity of the night, then, wasn’t so much how The Infamous Stringdusters summoned the spirit of a barnyard hoedown in the middle of a sprawling metropolis. It certainly wasn’t that fans still flocked to the Troubadour, despite a (relatively) torrential downpour bringing LA traffic to even more of a standstill than usual. Rather, the greatest anomaly of all was really no anomaly at all. It was just The Infamous Stringdusters doing what they do: trotting out a lineup wherein each member has top-flight ability, both instrumentally and vocally, but from which, somehow, the whole is still greater than the sum of its parts. So, if The Infamous Stringdusters coming to your neck of the woods is a rarity, and they’re passing through on this tour, best believe you shouldn’t wait for an actual Blue Moon to check them out.Checkout a beautiful gallery of photos below from Wednesday night’s show courtesy of photographer Brandon Weil.For ticketing and a full list of The Infamous Stringdusters’ upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website.The Infamous Stringdusters | The Troubadour | Los Angeles, CA | 1/16/2019 | Photos: Brandon Weillast_img read more

3 Data Center Best Practices Every Mid-Market Organization Should Follow

first_imgIn today’s digital world, businesses are built on data. That data has value not only to the organizations that house it, but also to external and internal threats. In order to ensure that your business has the digital services it needs, you need trusted infrastructure. Research by ESG and Dell shows the return on investment, as well as risk reduction, that is obtained from running a trusted data center is significant. On the spectrum of Leader and Laggard IT organizations, 92 percent of leaders surveyed reported that investments in infrastructure technologies to maximize uptime and availability and minimize security risk have met or exceeded ROI forecasts.Mid-market organizations must quickly respond to changing business needs in order to get ahead of the competition when everyone is ‘always-on.’ How do companies maintain trusted data centers and compete to become the enterprises of tomorrow while also managing IT budgets very closely? The answer is in efficient solutions that enable businesses to do more with less and securely extend the value of their investments. Brands must also have the confidence and peace of mind that vital business data is protected and recoverable no matter where it resides.Why does leading in data center trust matter? The cost of being less secure is high. Surveyed firms estimate that their average hourly downtime due to security breaches cost is $30,000 to $38,000. Notably, 38 percent of line of business executives have serious concerns about IT’s security capabilities and controls. Additionally, security professionals are in high demand and hard to find.ESG has identified three best practices among trusted data center leaders, and how Dell Technologies solutions and PowerEdge servers help organizations achieve and support those best practices in an ‘always-on’ landscape.1. Prioritize market-leading BIOS/firmware security.Data flows in and out of servers faster than ever before, and it is crucial for organizations to protect this data. That’s why organizations need to ensure BIOS and firmware are up to date. Organizations that prioritize BIOS/firmware security are 2x more likely to say that their security technology delivers higher than expected ROI.And, it’s not just about BIOS improvements: it’s all the other features and functionality that helps ensure that technology continues to get better and more secure as you go along. Trusted data centers have increased functionality for security.2. Refresh server infrastructure frequently.ESG highlights the role hardware plays in the trusted data center and the benefits leaders who refresh their server infrastructure experience. For example, optimized infrastructure results in 41 percent reduction in downtime costs in a modern server environment. Organizations with modern server environments (servers that are less than 3 years old) save as much as $14.3M/year in avoided downtime versus organizations with legacy servers.That’s because old hardware can’t take on new threats. In the mid-market space, companies may not be aware of new threats that are emerging or may not think they’re big enough to be considered a target. The reality is they could be, and it is even more important to make sure that data center hardware is secure and up to date.Unfortunately, IT hardware doesn’t get better with time; the older it gets, the less reliable it becomes. It’s going to cost more to monitor and maintain older servers in head count, parts and resources needed to get those servers back up and running versus purchasing optimized hardware on a refresh cycle. It makes sense to refresh more quickly to make sure you’re getting all the latest technology. With more advanced systems, if you do experience issues, you have more failover capabilities.3. Automate server management.Highly automated organizations are 30 percent more likely to delivery highly reliable application and system uptime and reduce data loss events by 71 percent. Leaders are seeing tremendous value from automating their server management –they reported saving an average of 10.5 person-hours per week.How are Dell EMC PowerEdge Servers built to support trusted data centers? With so much at stake, security is one of the primary values that Dell builds into every single product we deliver. Our PowerEdge servers are engineered with security in mind for optimized infrastructure that lays the foundation to implement best practices.Security is an evolving landscape and so is server management; “secure today” does not guarantee secure tomorrow. Fortunately, PowerEdge servers provide security that is built-in, not bolted on, and all models leverage the same management capabilities. Automation is essential and Dell is continually expanding remediation and threat detection through our OpenManage Application, including new capabilities around power management for reducing overall power consumption.Dell Technologies infrastructure enables organizations to easily manage IT environments to solve their biggest challenges. To learn more about how Dell EMC PowerEdge servers are designed with the reliability, simplicity and security features needed to implement the above best practices, watch the ESG Trusted Data Center and Server Infrastructure Webinar (registration required).last_img read more

French connection baffles O’Connell

first_img Press Association Schmidt has transformed Ireland’s fortunes since taking the helm however, claiming the RBS 6 Nations crown in his first campaign and edging the side to third place in the world rankings. “I think it was a toughest day (under Schmidt), yeah,” said O’Connell when reviewing last year’s Australia defeat. “There was a lot of excitement when Joe took over the job. “He’d been so successful with Leinster, and I think we had a lot of really good things in place going into the game. “But ultimately there’s a few things in rugby as well, that no matter who’s coaching or who you’re playing or where you’re playing that are really important. “The physical confrontation, being built up for that and ready for that, is massive. “And I think in that game last year were weren’t in the right place, and were just so far ahead of us in that regard. “In so many aspects of the game they took us apart, and that was the big disappointment in that game. “That’s where we realised you have to be able to marry the two, you have to be able to marry the detail, the knowledge of your role, with the big, physical confrontation you need to be able to manage as well.” O’Connell warned his team-mates Australia will not suffer for fluency despite last month’s coach switch from Ewen McKenzie to former Leinster boss Michael Cheika. “They seem to have adapted really well,” O’Connell said. “Their French game last week just looked so physical, the line speed of both teams; the way both teams tackled, the way both teams competed at the ruck. “They don’t seem to be struggling with the changeover. “They are a bit further down the track than us, they’ve had their summer series, their Rugby Championship, they have had three games in a row to gel and work together. “So they’re in a very good place in terms of how they’ve gelled in terms of combinations.” Paul O’Connell has claimed “there’s been nothing done on my behalf” in the wake of rumours linking him with a move to France after next year’s World Cup. Ireland were overwhelmed 32-15 by the Wallabies at the Aviva Stadium in November 2013, with lock O’Connell admitting “they took us apart”. The 35-year-old will lead Schmidt’s men in a bid for a first autumn clean sweep since 2006 in Dublin this weekend, conceding last year’s loss to Australia remains fresh in the memory. “I don’t know anything about it. I don’t know where it came from,” said O’Connell when quizzed on links to Pau. “I suppose it’s the fact that James Coughlan and Simon Mannix are there and I knew them at Munster, but there’s been nothing done on my behalf, and nothing done on Pau’s behalf anyway. “I’m contracted until the summer of 2016, so I just don’t know where it came from.” Ireland have still lost just twice under Schmidt since the Kiwi took the helm for last year’s autumn series. O’Connell lambasted Ireland’s lack of mental tenacity in that Australia defeat on November 16 last year, where wing Nick Cummins claimed a brace of tries. Schmidt had his players whipped into technical shape that night, but O’Connell believes Ireland lacked a mental and physical edge. The Ireland captain dismissed suggestions he would cut short his Munster and Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) contract, which runs until 2016, to join Pau. O’Connell said he has had no contact with the French Pro D2 club, before switching to more immediate thoughts of how to atone for Ireland’s “toughest day” under Joe Schmidt when facing Australia on Saturday. last_img read more

England FA sacks manager Sam Allardyce

first_imgSTATEMENTThe FA can confirm that Sam Allardyce has left his position as England manager.Allardyce’s conduct, as reported today, was inappropriate of the England manager. He accepts he made a significant error of judgement and has apologised. However, due to the serious nature of his actions, The FA and Allardyce have mutually agreed to terminate his contract with immediate effect.This is not a decision that was taken lightly but The FA’s priority is to protect the wider interests of the game and maintain the highest standards of conduct in football. The manager of the England men’s senior team is a position which must demonstrate strong leadership and show respect for the integrity of the game at all times.Gareth Southgate will take charge of the men’s senior team for the next four matches against Malta, Slovenia, Scotland and Spain whilst The FA begins its search for the new England manager.The FA wishes Sam well in the future. London, United Kingdom | AFP | Sam Allardyce has left his role as England manager by mutual consent, the Football Association (FA) announced on Tuesday.Allardyce and the FA felt his position was untenable after he was caught making a series of controversial comments in an embarrassing newspaper sting.“The FA can confirm that Sam Allardyce has left his position as England manager,” an FA statement read.“Allardyce’s conduct, as reported today, was inappropriate of the England manager. He accepts he made a significant error of judgement and has apologised.“However, due to the serious nature of his actions, The FA and Allardyce have mutually agreed to terminate his contract with immediate effect.” Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more


first_imgDonegal Chamber Orchestra, RCC Letterkenny, 16APR2016. Photographs are kindly produced with the permission of John Soffe www.johnsoffe.comFOR some, Saturday afternoons are all about the buzz of a shopping spree or going to a football match.For others, it’s about coming together and making great music.The Donegal Chamber Orchestra has been in rehearsal for a number of weeks preparing for its concert next month. Every Saturday this dedicated group of musicians meet at the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, to prepare a captivating repertoire for audiences throughout the county.Artistic director, Spanish cellist Víctor Yélamo, brings his passion and exuberance to theensemble and is looking forward to the concert at the picturesque Church of Ireland in Lettermacaward.Among the new members of the Donegal Chamber Orchestra is world-renowned scientist and academic Emeritus Professor Vyvyan Howard who previously played cello with the Liverpool Mozart Orchestra.The Donegal Chamber Orchestra features classical string players of all ages from across county Donegal and is dedicated to helping students and amateur musicians achieve the highest level of excellence in performance. The Orchestra was founded in 2006 by Hungarian violinist Orsolya Szabó-Yélamo (Violin resource tutor with Donegal Music Education Partnership) and Víctor Yélamo.The ensemble is set to play an uplifting repertoire, including popular classics, in the beautiful setting of Lettermacaward on Saturday, May 7th.Favourite pieces in the concert programme include ‘Gabriel’s Oboe’, main theme from the 1986 film The Mission, composed by Ennio Morricone and the evocative ‘Lara’s Theme’, from Dr Zhivago, composed by Maurice Jarre.The audience will also hear music by Boyce, Torelli, Warlock and Tchaikovsky.A concert not to be missed.Donegal Chamber Orchestra perform at Lettermacaward Church of Ireland, Saturday May 7th at 8pm. Admission €10. Photographs are kindly produced with the permission of John Soffe www.johnsoffe.comDonegal Chamber Orchestra, RCC Letterkenny, Photographs are kindly produced with the permission of John Soffe www.johnsoffe.comDONEGAL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA TO BRING CAPTIVATING MUSIC TO PICTURESQUE LETTERMACAWARD was last modified: April 18th, 2016 by John2Share 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:donegal chamber orchestraLettermacaward Church of IrelandPhotographs are kindly produced with the permission of John Soffe www.johnsoffe.comlast_img read more

Fishing the North Coast: Catch em’ while you can – halibut season closes after Friday

first_imgNorth Coast offshore anglers will have one less option come Saturday morning as the California Department of Fish and Wildlife announced on Monday the closing of the recreational Pacific halibut fishery on Friday, Sept. 21 at 11:59 p.m. for the remainder of 2018. The quota of 30,940 pounds will be surpassed according to CDFW unless the fishery is closed based on the latest catch projections. California’s 2018 quota is approximately 4,000 pounds less than the 2017 quota. Beginning in 2015, CDFW …last_img

Market Facilitation Program application deadline extended

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue extended the deadline for agricultural producers to apply for payments under the Market Facilitation Program as provided by the trade mitigation program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The original deadline had been January 15, 2019, but farmers have been unable to apply for the program since the lapse in federal funding caused the closure of USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices at the end of business on December 28, 2018.“President Trump instructed me, as Secretary of Agriculture, to craft a program that would protect farmers from unjustified retaliatory tariffs from foreign nations. As part of that package, the Market Facilitation Program has been making payments directly to farmers who have suffered trade damage,” Perdue said. “Using existing funds, we were able to keep FSA offices open as long as possible, but unfortunately had to close them when funding ran out. We will therefore extend the application deadline for a period of time equal to the number of business days FSA offices were closed, once the government shutdown ends. Farmers who have already applied for the program and certified their 2018 production have continued to receive payments. Meanwhile, I continue to urge members of Congress to redouble their efforts to pass an appropriations bill that President Trump will sign and end the lapse in funding so that we may again provide full services to our farmers and ranchers.”last_img read more

Resource Discovery: Warrior Expeditions

first_img Hiker on top of a mountain peak By: Jason Jowers, M.S. MFT Return to article. Long DescriptionPixabay [Hiking Trekking Adventure by StockSnap, August 9, 2017, CC0]The healing power of nature cannot be understated. There are countless articles and blog posts out there that highlight the importance of being in nature for both physical and mental well-being. Also, there are many great organizations that are infusing exercise and the great outdoors for military service members, veterans, and military families.One such organization is called Warrior Expeditions. Warrior Expeditions was founded in 2013 by Sean Gobin, a United States Marine Corps veteran. Sean served 12 years as an Infantry Rifleman and Armor Officer. In 2012, he returned home after combat deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan and set out to hike the full 2,185 miles of the Appalachian Trail. It was from this long distance hiking trip that Sean recognized how therapeutic these experiences can be and founded Warrior Expeditions.These experiences outdoors can be very beneficial for everyone, but especially for military service members transitioning after their military experiences. With the effects of PTSD, being out in nature can quell some of the symptoms associated with it. To help veterans thrive on their hikes, Warrior Expeditions provides equipment and clothing, monthly stipends to resupply their items, and community support along the hiking routes. Also, there are several trails that can be traversed as well as two biking trails and one expedition to paddle down the Mississippi River.To learn more this fantastic organization, follow the link to Warrior Expeditions here.This post was written by members of the MFLN Family Development Team. The Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Learn more about us at https://militaryfamilieslearningnetwork.org/family-development, and connect with us on Facebook, and on Twitter. Subscribe to our Anchored. podcast series on iTunes and via our podcast page.last_img read more

Unnao gang rape survivor’s uncle seeks CBI probe into road accident

first_imgThe uncle of the Unnao alleged gang rape survivor on Monday requested the Uttar Pradesh government to transfer the case of the Rae Bareli accident, in which two of his relatives died, to the CBI. An FIR was being registered on a complaint of the uncle, who is lodged in the Rae Bareli jail, said ADG Lucknow, Rajeev Krishna. The CBI is already probing the gang rape case and ‘custodial death’ of the survivor’s father. BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, now jailed, is the main accused in the entire case.Mr. Krishna told reporters that the police were awaiting the government’s report on the request to transfer the accident case to the CBI. “As soon as that report comes it’ll be recommended to the CBI,” he said.One of the two deceased persons, the aunt of the survivor, was a CBI witness in the Unnao case, he noted.last_img read more