Aranmore lifeboat escorting cruiser into Killybegs

first_img Facebook The Aranmore Lifeboat is escorting a cruiser into Killybegs after ropes became snagged in the propellor and the vessel began taking in water.Nora Flanagan of Aranmore Lifeboat says they were called out at around 8 o’clock this morning.Speaking to Greg Hughes on the Shaun Doherty Show, she said the cruiser is moving towards Killybegs under its own steam, but the situation is being monitored…..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/noraf.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pregnant women can receive Covid vaccine at LYIT’s vaccination centre Homepage BannerNews Previous articleCross border policing committee meeting takes place in LiffordNext articleRuaille Buaille le Colm Feiritéar 12/04/16 admin Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life Facebook Google+ Twittercenter_img Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Gardai investigate deaths of two horses on the N56 Google+ WhatsApp By admin – April 13, 2016 Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project LUH still not ready to restore IT systems Aranmore lifeboat escorting cruiser into Killybegs RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Housing Registration

first_imgAll military members with families are required by the Department of the Army to report to the the Housing Services Office (HSO) as part of in-processing. Military personnel must sign in for duty and have their permanent-change-of-station orders before they can apply for on-post housing. Fort Leavenworth homes are available to military members from all service branches assigned here.The HSO is located in the Resiliency Center, Room 327, 600 Thomas Avenue.Operating hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.(913) 684-3052 / 5686. DSN prefix is 552-xxxx.last_img

VNRC launches Vermont Brewshed Alliance to support clean water

first_imgVermont Business Magazine The Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) announced today the launch of the Vermont Brewshed® Alliance (the “Brewshed”). The initiative will engage craft breweries in protecting clean water. VNRC announced the news at Lawson’s Finest Liquids in Waitsfield, a founding member of the Brewshed.VNRC has been advocating for Vermont’s environment and communities since 1963. In part, the organization brings together many partners to protect clean water for drinking, swimming, paddling, fishing, wildlife habitat, and to improve flood resiliency in a changing climate.“The Brewshed is an extension of VNRC’s conservation efforts. It’s a mutually-beneficial partnership between breweries, pubs, and VNRC to engage our members and their patrons in protecting the clean water we all depend on” said Brian Shupe, Executive Director of VNRC. “You can’t have good beer without clean water,” he added.In addition to Lawson’s Finest Liquids (Waitsfield), the founding members of the Brewshed are Alchemist Beer (Stowe), Zero Gravity Craft Brewing (Burlington), Magic Hat Brewing Company (South Burlington), and Halyard Brewing (South Burlington). While the program’s initial members are concentrated in northwestern Vermont, VNRC is actively seeking participation from breweries across the state.Brewshed partners have many options to engage in conservation, such as fundraising for clean water work through events or by brewing a charity Brewshed beer. In addition, partners will have opportunities through VNRC to contribute to the protection of the state’s clean water resources, from rivers and streams, to wetlands, to the waters of Lake Champlain.“Lawson’s Finest is thrilled to be a founding member of the Vermont Brewshed® Alliance,” said Sean Lawson, CEO and Founding Brewer at Lawson’s Finest Liquids. “We rely on water from our town well, sourced from an aquifer beneath Scrag Mountain in Waitsfield. Clean water is imperative to making great beer, and every brewery in Vermont relies on either ground or surface water, making it our most important resource to protect.”“The Brewshed is a way to engage new partners in this critical work, and draw the connection to clean water where many people enjoy it most—in a pint,” said Shupe.To learn more about the Vermont Brewshed® Alliance, visit vnrc.org/brewshed(link is external). Brewshed® is a registered trademark of Washington Wild.Source: November 13, 2019 (Montpelier, VT) – Vermont Natural Resources Councillast_img read more

NEWS SCAN: Cholera update, Rift Valley fever, obesity and dengue, flu on Manitoba reserve, 16th-century flu

first_imgDec 3, 2010Mobs kill ‘witches’ as Haiti’s cholera cases mountHaiti’s cholera case count has risen to 84,391, which includes 39,010 hospitalizations and 1,882 deaths, according to the latest report from the country’s health ministry. In other developments, mobs of people in some towns in Haiti’s Grand Anse department, which so far has seen lower cholera levels than other parts of the country, have killed some people they accuse of spreading cholera in the area through witchcraft, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported today. Kesner Numa, a prosecutor in the area, told AFP that the first such killing occurred last week and that similar attacks have been occurring daily. About half of Haiti’s population practices a voodoo type religion. Elsewhere, public health officials in the Dominican Republic, Haiti’s neighbor, have received reports of three more cholera cases, raising the total so far to 12, Diario Libre, a newspaper based in Santo Domingo, reported yesterday.Nov 30 Haiti health ministry updateDec 3 AFP storyDec 2 Diario Libre storyRift Valley fever outbreak reported in MauritaniaAn outbreak of a disease believed to Rift Valley fever has killed 17 people in the West African country of Mauritania, according to an AFP report translated and posted by ProMED-mail, the disease reporting service of the International Society for Infectious Diseases. The disease, which has killed cattle as well as people, erupted in the town of Aoujeft, the report said. The country’s minister of health and interior has warned people in the Adrar region, which includes Aoujeft, not to consume meat or milk until the results of lab tests on infected animals are confirmed. Rift Valley fever, a viral disease for which there is no vaccine or specific treatment, previously struck in Mauritania in 2003, according to the ProMED editors. The disease is usually relatively mild in humans, but in a few cases it becomes severe. Humans usually contract the disease through contact with the blood, organs, and possibly the milk of infected animals or from mosquitoes.Dec 2 ProMED-mail noticeExpert predicts obesity epidemic will magnify dengue threatA tropical disease expert predicted today that treating dengue fever will become more difficult in the future as more people become overweight and obese, according to a Reuters report. The story said dengue patients suffer from blood leakage from capillaries, leading to breathing problems and complications in major organs such as the brain and liver. Jeremy Farrar, a professor of tropical medicine and director of the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Vietnam, said obesity itself makes capillary leakage more likely, and dengue infection makes the condition worse. Farrar made the comments in an interview after speaking at a conference in Singapore. The story noted that the World Health Organization estimates there are 50 million cases of dengue each year, including 500,000 severe cases.Severe flu cases reported on Manitoba native reservePublic health officials in Manitoba are monitoring developments surrounding three severe flu cases, two of them fatal, that occurred recently on a native reserve in the northern part of the province, the Toronto-based Globe and Mail reported yesterday. David Harper, grand chief of the Keewatinowi Okimakanak, Manitoba’s northernmost First Nations group, told the Globe that the two who died were in their 30s and 40s and were healthy before they got sick with influenza. He said one more person is hospitalized and that other related illnesses are suspected. Dr Joel Kettner, Manitoba’s chief public health officer, said rapid tests on one of the fatal cases revealed an influenza A virus, and more tests are underway on other cases, the Globe reported. He added that certain factors put some First Nations members at risk for flu complications, including poor sanitation and underlying medical conditions.Dec 2 Globe and Mail storyInfluenza began to be recognized in 16th centuryContemporary accounts from the 16th century, which saw influenza pandemics in 1510, 1557, and 1580, suggest it was in that era that influenza began to be recognized as a distinct illness that caused recurrent epidemics, according to an article in the Dec 4 Lancet by three researchers from the National Institutes of Health. The article by David M. Morens, Michael North, and Jeffrey Taubenberger focuses mainly on accounts by seven European authors who wrote about the 1510 pandemic. One of them spoke of “an illness that lasts three days with a great fever, and headache and then they rise . . . but there remains a terrible cough that remains maybe eight days.” The NIH authors observe that the invention of the printing press in the 15th century served as an important catalyst for understanding of influenza. “We suggest that well before the end of the 16th century influenza was beginning to be conceptualised as a specific, clinically recognisable disease that appeared frequently in both epidemic and endemic form,” they write. “Indeed, it is striking how 16th-century chroniclers of this disease recorded how it caused moderate mortality in the very young, the elderly, in pregnant women, and in the infirm, which are the basic features by which we know influenza today.”Dec 4 Lancet articlelast_img read more

CCRFS crews respond to late day truck fire

first_imgJACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – Around 4 pm Friday, crews with the Campbell County Rural Fire Service responded to the report of a truck fire.  In the 900 block of Pinecrest Rd. is where the call was answered.  Upon arrival, crews found heavy fire in the engine compartment and quickly extinguished the fire of the Dodge pick-up.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 12/20/2019-8PM-PHOTO COURTESY OF CCRFS ASSISTANT CHIEF DANIEL LAWSON)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img

SA Women out to better 2010 RWC performance

first_img12 August 2014Springbok Women’s captain Zenay Jordaan on Monday called on her team to dig deep in their two final Women’s Rugby World Cup clashes to achieve their goal of improving on their 10th place finish in the 2010 showpiece.Drawn in a very tough pool, coach Lawrence Sephaka’s charges suffered three big losses in their games, going down 3-26 to Australia, 3-55 to hosts and Six Nations champions France, and 3-35 to Wales. That has left them with a showdown against Samoa in their penultimate World Cup clash at the French Rugby Federation in Marcoussis on Wednesday.Reward for victoryShould the South African team register a victory, they will secure a place in the ninth and tenth place playoff on the final day’s play on Sunday.The Samoans, like South Africa, have struggled, doing down 3-65 to England, 7-42 to Canada, and 5-41 to Spain.Jordaan admitted that the Springbok Women’s performances in the pool stages was disappointing, but she said they had to focus on winning their last two matches rather than dwelling on their results up to now.Determined to win“We have two matches left and we owe it to ourselves, the coaches and the country to win those games,” Jordaan said in Marcoussis.“Unfortunately errors at crucial times and bad decision-making cost us in those matches, but we showed good signs on attack when we had possession and we created several point-scoring chances. This time, however, it is vital that we convert those chances into points. I have no doubt that if we had done this from the outset our results would have been much better.”The team returned to the training field on Monday to prepare for the clash against Samoa after having Sunday off to recover from the Wales match, and Jordaan was pleased with the intensity of the training session and the team’s determination to salvage some pride in the tournament.‘Commitment’“The physical matches in the pool stages and the short turn-around time between them has definitely taken its toll on the players, but it is fantastic to see their commitment to continue fighting for victories,” she said.“We may be ranked in the bottom four in the competition, but we have not given up. We will fight until the end and hopefully we could finish ninth in the competition, which would be an improvement on the 2010 World Cup.”SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

David O’Brien Named Director of Human Resources-Retail at Duluth Trading Company

first_imgDavid O’Brien was named director of human resources-retail with Madison, Wisconsin based Duluth Trading Company. O’Brien is the former senior director of asset protection, safety & environmental with Cabela’s where he started in 2009 as a regional asset protection manager. He then progressed to senior regional in 2010, manager of retail investigations in 2012, senior manager of corporate asset protection in 2013 and director of asset protection , safety & environmental in 2014.Congratulations David! – Sponsor – Information provided by out partners at Loss Prevention Recruiters Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img

Three Reasons Why Top Cloud Service Providers Could Not Wait to Deploy Intel Xeon Scalable Processors

first_imgOver the last few years, innovations by the cloud giants have disrupted many traditional industries. Amazon and Alibaba changed the way we shop, Netflix and YouTube brought us new ways to consume video, and WeChat and Facebook revolutionized how we connect and communicate with our friends and families.The agile, elastic, and highly efficient cloud infrastructure is one of the key pillars of innovation these cloud giants are delivering. As a result, they have become the “North Stars” of efficient service delivery and data center architecture. Organizations look to Google, Facebook and others for cloud and data center infrastructure best practices when they set out to build their own to support their innovations and business transformation.So what are these top cloud service providers (CSPs) doing to modernize their cloud infrastructure now?They were eager to get their hands on the new Intel® Xeon® Scalable processorsOpens in a new window as soon as possible. I couldn’t be more excited to see them deploy Xeon® Scalable, modernize their infrastructure, and create new, differentiated services. More than 500,000 Xeon® Scalable processors have already shipped to over 30 customers, many of them CSPs. Based on my conversations with them, here are three top reasons CSPs are so thrilled about Xeon® Scalable.1) Disruptive performance efficiency across cloud workloadsFor CSPs, the math is pretty simple when it comes to profitable growth of their business. Because they sell computing as a service, price performance of their infrastructure, often measured with performance/total cost of ownership (TCO) dictates how efficiently they can generate profits from their services. When a new breed of processor such as Xeon® Scalable offers a performance boost that overwhelms the cost of upgrading, and a 65% lower TCO in a typical virtualization deployment scenario compared to a 4-year-old server**, CSPs jump on it.Google launched Xeon® Scalable-based cloud instances on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) in February of this year and made the instance generally availableOpens in a new window on May 31. Bart Sano, Google’s Vice President of Platforms, told us that GCP customers running applications such as bioinformatics, machine learning on satellite imagery and finance simulation and report up to 40% improvement in many cases compared to the previous platforms. In some cases, where the customers tuned their software for Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (Intel® AVX-512), they saw more than 100% improvement.Amazon Web Services, announced its new C5 instanceOpens in a new window last fall and called it the most powerful compute optimized instance and the best price to compute performance in EC2. This summer, Dr. Matt Wood, Amazon’s General Manager of Artificial Intelligence and an iconic figure in the AI space, stated that the computational power of the Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor lets AWS customers use more data, to create innovative new products and experiences powered by machine learning, increasing machine learning inference performance by over 100 times.2) Enable differentiated services to expand into new marketsNew and emerging use cases such as AI, autonomous driving, personalized medicine, media and graphics, and gaming present opportunities for CSPs to innovate and monetize new user experiences. The workloads supporting these new services are normally compute or data intensive, and traditionally run on purpose-built hardware clusters. With the workload-optimized performance and acceleration Xeon® Scalable Platform brings, it is now feasible to offer these services in the cloudFirst, the high-performing cores of Xeon® Scalable can unearth new opportunities. Features such as Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (Intel® AVX-512) can accelerate performance by a factor of up to 2x over the previous generation of a range of compute-intensive applications, including security/crypto/compression, visualization, in-memory databases, deep learning, and modeling and simulation in HPC. 1Genomic sequencing and analysis used to mainly run on supercomputers, making is challenging for researchers worldwide to access and share resources.  Seven Bridges, a biotech startup, now provides a biomedical data analysis platform as a differentiated service in healthcare vertical on Google’s GCP to accelerate cancer diagnosis and precision treatment. With another 1.8X performance boost on Xeon® Scalable instance, Seven Bridges CEO Dr. Brandi Davis-Dusenbery believes its customers “will benefit from significant efficiencies and can use more of the world’s biomedical data to accelerate discoveries and improve health.” 2In addition, Xeon® Scalable goes beyond a processor, it is a flexible platform that can integrate with accelerators programmed to optimize the performance of emerging workloads, enabling a slew of new possibilities. Accelerators like Intel® FPGA give the cloud the speed, predictability, and energy efficiency along with easy customizability to take on emerging workloads such as AI, HPC, advanced analytics, and IoT, while the Intel® NervanaTM suite of products can accelerate AI training.Microsoft Azure based its Configurable Cloud on Intel® Xeon® and Intel® FPGA to achieve a degree of flexibility and performance that makes it much easier to create new cloud services to meet the emerging demands AI and analytics that are powering the next generation of enterprises. Kushagra Vaid, GM of Azure Hardware Infrastructure, Microsoft’s Azure Platform, also anticipates that Intel accelerators, such as Intel® FPGA, Intel® Xeon PhiTM and Intel® NervanaTM all will play a key role in this next generation of infrastructure to help the application developers be more productive in creating new services and new user experiences.3) Joint drive toward cloud innovation The workloads that the CSPs run on top of Intel® architecture are different, and the cloud services they create are diversified, but there is one thing in common among the feedback we got from the top CSPs. Every CSP collaborated with Intel one way or another to jointly drive new innovations in the cloud space. For some CSPs, such as Amazon and Google, the collaborative engineering efforts extend back a decade ago. From virtualization to containers, from a relational database to NoSQL, big data, AI and machine learning, Intel has been on the forefront of cloud computing and collaborating with CSPs to drive cloud innovations for years to make sure cloud workloads run best on Intel Architecture – faster, more efficient and more secure.More than 25 CSPs showcased their cloud services based on Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors at our launch last month, and it is not too late to check them out. Visit our Xeon® Scalable portalOpens in a new window to find out how some of the most successful CSPs are putting Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors to work. 1 Up to 2X flops per cycle: when compared with Intel® AVX2 available on previous E5/E7 v3, v4 families2 1.8X faster than previous generation: when comparing Seven Bridges Graph Suite’s end-to-end whole genome processing pipeline running over Xeon® Scalable processor based GCP instances to previous E5-based GCP instances.Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations, and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products.   For more complete information visit http://www.intel.com/performanceOpens in a new window.** Up to 65% lower 4-year TCO estimate example based on equivalent rack performance using VMware ESXi virtualized consolidation workload comparing 20 installed 2-socket servers with Intel Xeon processor E5-2690 (formerly “Sandy Bridge-EP”) running VMware ESXi 6.0 GA using Guest OS RHEL6.4 compared at a total cost of $919,362 to 5 new Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8180 (Skylake) running VMware ESXi6.0 U3 GA using Guest OS RHEL 6 64bit at a total cost of $320,879 including basic acquisition.  Server pricing assumptions based on current OEM retail published pricing for 2-socket server with Broadwell based Intel Xeon processor systems– subject to change based on actual pricing of systems offered.last_img read more

HP’s Pavilion Notebook with scratch free black cover

first_imgHP Pavilion Notebook Rs 58,000The notebook’s imprint finish of high gloss resin sports a unique wave pattern and keeps the black cover scratch free.It comes loaded with a 1.3 megapixel webcam over 14.1-inch hi-definition display. You can play CDs without booting up the computer.Direct access to the DVD drive is,HP Pavilion Notebook Rs 58,000The notebook’s imprint finish of high gloss resin sports a unique wave pattern and keeps the black cover scratch free.It comes loaded with a 1.3 megapixel webcam over 14.1-inch hi-definition display. You can play CDs without booting up the computer.Direct access to the DVD drive is through the ‘Quickplay’ buttons. Graze over the buttons even in the dark, shuffle through songs like an MP3 player and control the volume without going into the media player.last_img read more