Rugby Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad By Alan Hartnett – 11th May 2018 Pinterest Home Sport GAA Laois captain Attride hungry to get back to Croke Park again SportGAAGaelic FootballLaois Senior Football Team Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Previous articleGAA and soccer – all of your local sports fixtures for this weekendNext article76 tonnes of rubbish dumped in Laois since January Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Laois captain Attride hungry to get back to Croke Park again Twitter TAGSLaois senior footballersLaois v Wexford Twitter Facebook Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Attride made his senior debut in 2013 but his visits to Croke Park have been few and far between.He said: “I have been unlucky with injuries, but if I can get a decent bout of fitness now it will stand me in good stead and hopefully then contribute to the team.“When I was growing up I was looking on at the likes of Ross and a few other lads playing up there, week in, week out, so hopefully that’s not too far away and that in the near future we can get back to those days.”SEE ALSO – 25 signs it’s time to start thinking of retiring from your GAA career Pinterest Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Stephen Attride Brought to you in association with Joe Mallon Motors PortlaoiseFor the second year in a row, Stephen Attride will skipper the Laois senior footballers in the Leinster championship.The Killeshin man has been named to start at wing back and he is hungry for success.After recently becoming the first Laois captain since Ian Fitzgerald in 2003 to climb the steps of the Hogan Stand and lift a trophy in Croke Park, Attride wants to get back there again.Attride led his side to Division 4 glory in GAA HQ and he is targeting a return to that venue this year.He said: “It was a great feeling. Any day you walk those steps in Croke Park it’s a great experience.“Alright, it might not have been the final we’d wanted to be in but any day you get to win in Croke Park and walk those steps is a great day.“The whole day in itself was an unbelievable experience. In my career I haven’t played there that much, so definitely I’m hungry for more and get back there again.” Community Council
News Riding the Sino-NK Ribbons of Steel By Daily NK – 2013.09.03 5:07pm Across the Yalu River lies Chosun. On this occasion, I rode the train from Dandong in China to Shinuiju and on to Pyongyang. As I crossed the China-North Korea Friendship Bridge, I could see robust asphalt on the one side, but on the other the roads were bumpy and rough.[imText1][imText2][imText3][imText4][imText8][imText9] Facebook Twitter Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak Daily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] News News There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR SHARE News North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China
Wall Street giant J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. is taking the financial technology (fintech) incubator idea to the next level with the introduction of a program that will allow startups to work alongside the bank on addressing industry challenges through innovation. J.P. Morgan’s corporate and investment bank announced that it’s launching an “In-Residence” program for fintech startups that will allow fledgling firms to sit “side by side” with its businesses to develop innovations that could enable banks to operate more quickly, safely, and efficiently. James Langton Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Wealthsimple’s peer-to-peer app goes national Related news Mogo to acquire investing app Estateably expands to Alberta Keywords FintechCompanies JPMorgan Chase & Co. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Under the program, fintech companies will join the bank for six-month stints that will give them access to its facilities, systems and expertise. The startups will retain control of their innovations and may receive ongoing support from the bank after the residency period expires to bring their solutions to market. “In-Residence presents a unique opportunity for talented, ambitious startups to be truly supported by J.P. Morgan’s global resources,” said Sanoke Viswanathan, chief administrative officer of the firm’s investment bank. “By giving them unparalleled access to J.P. Morgan’s people and network, we hope to enhance their ability to create technology-led solutions that can be put into practical use for our industry.” J.P. Morgan will list the challenges that it’s seeking to address publicly through the program and it will accept participants on a rolling basis. “Our industry is going through a transformational time, driven by competition, regulation and advancements in technology,” says Daniel Pinto, CEO of the investment bank, in a statement. “As a leading global bank, we are committed to driving industry change by investing heavily in internal development, but also by collaborating with the talent of determined, young startups.”
UK Statement on Report by OSCE Head of Presence in Albania Thank you ChairThe UK welcomes Ambassador Del Monaco to the Permanent Council, and we look forward to meeting you in person in Vienna when circumstances permit.Thank you for your comprehensive report, which highlights a number of notable achievements during the last 12 months. We appreciate that you and your team have achieved this during the challenging period of a global pandemic.At yesterday’s informal meeting, we heard first hand from one of your key interlocutors – Deputy Speaker of the Albanian Parliament, Ms Vasilika Hysi, on the value she attaches to your work. This practice really helps Vienna delegations understand the impact the OSCE field presences are having on the ground. We look forward to further such briefings in the next reporting period.I would like to focus on three key areas from your Report: electoral reform, anti-corruption and the fight against organised crime and trafficking.Firstly – on electoral reform, we welcome your continued efforts to assist in advancing this process, including through facilitating meetings of the Political Council during the Pandemic. With elections scheduled for 25th April 2021, work to ensure progress is in line with ODIHR recommendations is essential and we commend you and your team for your work, in close coordination with ODIHR and other key international actors, to support this process. This includes supporting ODIHR on a conference on the ‘Participation of Women, National Minorities and Person with Disabilities in Elections and Electoral Follow-up’, which involved engagement from civil society, Government ministries, the media, academia and international experts, all with the aim of increasing participation at all stages of the electoral reform process.Secondly – we commend your enhanced engagement with Albania’s key anti-corruption institutions to push forward progress. Your assistance with conducting evaluations of the Inter-Sectorial Strategy against Corruption, and on evaluating core pieces of legislation on whistle-blower protection and on preventing conflict of interests, are particularly noteworthy. The results of these evaluations will lead to valuable recommendations for strengthening future Strategies, and for amending or drafting new laws. We also welcome your assistance to professionalise the public sector procurement function and to map corruption risks in its procedures – another good example of the Presence adding value on the ground. And one I was fortunate enough to be briefed on myself last year in Tirana.Thirdly – on fighting organised crime and trafficking, we welcome your capacity building activities with key stakeholders, including your training for Albania’s State Police Officers on dismantling organised crime groups involved in drug trafficking, and in identifying trends, relationships or connections between crimes. On the fight against trafficking in human beings, we were pleased to see your collaboration with the OSCE’s Special Representative and Coordinator for Combatting Trafficking in Human Beings to adapt a simulation-based training for Albania. And, that you will use a ‘training of trainers’ methodology for delivering the simulation.Integral to all of your activities is the inclusion of a gender perspective and efforts toward achieving gender equality. You have taken a number of initiatives in this respect. We particularly commend your advocacy on Women, Peace and Security in this the 20th anniversary year of UNSCR 1325, and your support to Albania’s implementation of their UNSCR 1325 action plan, in close cooperation with UN Women and key international partners, as well as through engagement with civil society organisations.Finally, we underline the important contribution that young people can make in decision-making and in achieving effective policies. We commend your engagement with the Youth Advisory Group, and in mainstreaming a youth perspective into the mission’s programmatic activities. We also welcome your engagement on safety and security, with training sessions for young people across a spectrum of issues that included youth engagement in decision-making processes, as well as preventing violence, violent extremism, and domestic violence.Thank you, again Ambassador Del Monaco, for your Report today. Please extend our appreciation to your team. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. 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Galambany Court improving lives Australian GreensA new report has found ACT’s Galambany Circle Sentencing Court has improved wellbeing, health, education and economic outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander offenders who have been sentenced, providing substantial benefits for the First nations community and the ACT as a whole.The Cost Benefit Analysis, released by the ACT Government at the end of this year’s National Reconciliation Week, states that the court, “plays a key role in reducing some of the negative impacts Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people may experience from the ACT’s justice system.”The Analysis concluded “Galambany Court improves the quality of life and output of the ACT community and is an excellent use of ACT resources.”Attorney-General Shane Rattenbury said the report shows Galambany is a valuable service for Canberra’s First Nations communities and delivers benefits to the ACT as a whole.“Reducing the negative impacts of contact with the justice system for First Nations people also reduces pressure on government services like the courts, hospitals, foster care and emergency housing. When you look at that against how much this court costs to run, it’s clear Galambany Circle Sentencing Court is a positive investment for the ACT,” Attorney-General Rattenbury said.“This analysis has found that every dollar used for the Galambany Circle Sentencing Court delivers over three dollars in benefits to the community. In fact, Galambany is expected to save the justice system alone more than $5 million in the 10 years to 2026.“Only by listening to and working collaboratively together with First Nations communities, can we comprehensively address the troubling over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the criminal justice system. Galambany Court is one way we are working well together.”Galambany means ‘we all, including you’. The court’s purpose is to provide effective and restorative processes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander defendants through community involvement in sentencing, as an alternative to the conventional Magistrates Court process.Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders and other respected persons sit alongside the Magistrate in the circle sentencing court, helping manage each case in an inclusive and culturally appropriate way.The report is available at: https://justice.act.gov.au/aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-justice-affairs. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Aboriginal, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Act, ACT Government, AusPol, Australia, Australian Greens, Canberra, community, criminal justice, education, Emergency, foster care, Government, Investment, magistrates court, resources, wellbeing
advertisement Trending in Canada We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. It’s a welcome bit of news considering other automakers have been slow to roll out CarPlay and Android Auto, and Ford itself offered no 2016 models with the two systems. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” See More Videos The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Trending Videos Ford intends to roll out Apple CarPlay and Android Auto across the board by next year.Both will be built into Ford’s new Sync 3 infotainment system, available on both Ford and Lincoln models. In a statement via Automotive News, Jeffrey Hannah – the North American director for automotive research firm SBD – calls the move a “major leap forward” not only in terms of functionality and usability, but also how exactly it’s introducing CarPlay and Android Auto.“Ford is not taking the traditional approach of introducing Apple CarPlay and … Android Auto on a few piecemeal models or as an expensive option on luxury vehicles only,” he said. “The guesswork for consumers is over – if you buy any 2017 Ford vehicle with Sync 3, you drive off the lot with both of these innovative technologies ready to go.” PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ‹ Previous Next › RELATED TAGSFordNewsJeffrey Hannah Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Ford’s new Sync 3 infotainment system includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Samsung lights LTE public safety network AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 28 NOV 2013 SK Telecom, South Korea’s largest mobile operator, has demonstrated download speeds of up to 225Mb/s using LTE-Advanced technology.Carrier aggregation (CA) techniques were deployed in the demo, pooling together 20MHz in the 1.8GHz frequency band and 10MHz at 800MHz.SK Telecom says it expects to launch the faster service commercially in the second half of 2014, once compatible smartphone chipsets are available. Such efforts would, claim the operator, enable customers to download an 800MB movie in just 28 seconds. “Measured at their maximum speeds, downloading the same movie file via 3G, LTE, and the existing LTE-Advanced (10MHz+10MHz) would take 7 minutes and 24 seconds, 1 minute and 25 seconds, and 43 seconds, respectively,” noted the operator in a statement.Local rival KT also has similar plans for a 225Mb/s LTE-Advanced service using the 1.8GHz and 900MHz bands.Plain LTE can ‘only’ offer theoretical peak download speeds of up to 150Mb/s using a maximum of 20MHz of continuous spectrum in one band (although this speed is highly unlikely to ever be achieved in real world conditions). LTE-Advanced technology can support theoretical peak speeds over 150 Mb/s by combining different bands through CA.The South Korean operator launched the world’s first commercial CA-based LTE Advanced network in June 2013, combining 10MHz bandwidth of 1.8GHz frequencies and 10MHz in the 800MHz band.The LTE-Advanced service from SK Telecom has proven popular, attracting more than one million subscribers in less than four months after launch.SK Telecom’s hand has been strengthened by the allocation of additional spectrum. On 30 August, the operator got the green light to use a 35 MHz chunk of 1.8GHz bandwidth (20MHx downlink + 15Mhz uplink). It has used the extra bandwidth to bolster both its LTE and LTE-Advanced services.The operator says it now has plans to aggregate three carriers (20MHz+10MHz+10MHz) to support up to 300Mb/s of speed, although timetables are not yet clear.South Korea is a hotbed of LTE and LTE-A activity. According to a GSMA Intelligence study, half of total mobile connections in the country had migrated to LTE as of November 2013 – compared to a 20 per cent average in Japan and the US – making South Korea the most advanced LTE market worldwide.SK Telecom’s headline grabbing speed announcements may be an attempt to take some of the shine off UK operator EE’s launch earlier this month of what it claimed is “the fastest 4G mobile network in the world”, which it said can reach speeds of 300Mb/s – although it is still some way from a commercial launch. SKT tipped for Amazon streaming move Previous ArticleJolla forecasts “millions” of device salesNext ArticleEricsson faces Indian investigation Asia Related Ken has been part of the MWC Mobile World Daily editorial team for the last three years, and is now contributing regularly to Mobile World Live. He has been a telecoms journalist for over 15 years, which includes eight…More Read more Author Tags Ken Wieland Home SK Telecom cranks up LTE-Advanced speeds ICT business gains fuel SKT revenue KoreaLTELTE-AdvancedSK TelecomTechnology
LANCASTER, Pa. – Amy Yang rolled in four consecutive birdies in a round of 4-under 66 Friday for a three-stroke lead after two rounds of the U.S. Women’s Open. While the bulk of the field tried to solve the sloping greens at Lancaster Country Club, Yang charged into the lead on her inward nine with birdies on the 11th, 12th, 13th. She hit her approach to within a foot on No. 14 and punctuated the run. The 25-year-old South Korean was at 7-under 133. ”I just enjoy it out here,” Yang said. ”And I know the golf courses are very tough; I just enjoy the tough condition of the golf courses.” Stacy Lewis, last year’s runner-up, and Japan’s Shiho Oyama were tied for second at 4-under 136. Lewis birdied four of eight holes in the middle of her round, but bogeyed her last and settled for a 3-under 67. Oyama had an opening 70 and was 2 over early in her second round before rallying. She made six birdies in a 12-hole stretch, including four on her second nine, on the way to a 4-under 66. U.S. Women’s Open: Articles, photos and videos Yang has had her share of success on the LPGA Tour, earning a pair of victories since turning pro in 2006. But some of her finest golf has been played in the U.S. Open, where she has finished in the top 10 four times in the last five years. She tied for fifth in 2010 U.S. Open, shared 10th place the following year and placed second in 2012. Last year at Pinehurst No. 2, she was third after 36 holes and first after 54 before closing with a 74 and finishing fourth. She was paired with eventual winner Michelle Wie in the final round at Pinehurst and believes that experience can only help over the final two rounds. Lewis’ patience was tested early in the first round as she struggled with four bogeys and two birdies before breaking out of her funk. That carried over into the second round and she went on a tear that propelled her to near the top of the leaderboard – again – in the biggest event in women’s golf. ”I just started playing golf, is really what it was,” Lewis said, ”I was thinking a lot those first 10, 11 holes, thinking a lot about my golf swing and just not playing. So I got to just playing golf … and it’s what you’re seeing in the scores.” Marina Alex, part of a three-way tie for the lead after one round, carded a 1-over 71 and was next at 3-under 137. Karrie Webb, also first round co-leader, had a 20-over 72 and was in a large group at 2-under 138. That group includes top-ranked and two-time champion Inbee Park (70), first-round co-leader Jane Park (72) and Michelle Pressel (70). Inbee Park and Jane Park were two of the 55 players forced to finish their first rounds early Friday after play was suspended late Thursday when a powerful storm pounded Lancaster Country Club. Jane Park, the 2004 U.S. Women’s Amateur champion, was at the golf course early Friday and used a birdie and four pars to earn a share of the lead after one round. Inbee Park, a two-time U.S. Open winner with titles in 2008 and 2013, played 22 holes Friday. She said her patience was tested by her poor putting. ”I hit probably every putt short, I missed it short,” she said. ”It’s hard to think that you have to smash the putts at a U.S. Open. That’s where putts are, really, really slow. It’s a little bit disappointing. ” Wie rebounded from an opening 72 with a 2-under 68 and was seven shots off the lead.
Inquiry sought over high levels of “no-shows” at Covid-19 test centres Previous articleRedundancies could be widespread when Covid-19 supports endNext articleLYIT launches ‘Just Ask’ Initiative News Highland By News Highland – September 4, 2020 Twitter Facebook Google+ Pinterest A patient advocacy group says there should be urgent inquiries to see if high levels of “no-shows” at Covid-19 test centres are down to a “systems failure”.Yesterday the HSE said up to a quarter of those referred by GPs weren’t keeping their appointments at some sites.95 confirmed cases of Coronavirus infection were reported in the latest daily data, but no further deaths among patients.Irish Patients’ Association spokesman Stephen McMahon says the test-and-trace system could be failing to catch scores of cases every week because of the missed appointments.Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/mcmagfhgfhgfhhon8am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Pinterest WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford
Major contract logistics providers could see their turnover suffer, thanks to a failure to react fast enough to the changing retail environment.A new report by Transport Intelligence reveals that the growth of e-commerce and changes to fulfillment are likely to hit the bottom lines of key logistics companies, while many smaller companies have positioned themselves better.“The problem is that the changes are happening so fast that it is hard to detect,” said Thomas Cullen, analyst for Transport Intelligence.“Although expenditure is growing on IT and fulfillment, it looks fairly static as they are losing market share and being displaced.” Asos’ Barnsley warehouse By Alex Lennane 16/07/2014 The report notes that traditional markets, such as automotive and pharmaceuticals, are growing, but consumer-facing industries face profound change, with emerging markets catching up with modern retailing. By far the largest vertical in logistics is retailing, including groceries and fast-moving consumer goods.The changes “promise huge potential for contract logistics providers, but also substantial threats,” warns the report.But it is not just logistics companies struggling to keep pace with the changes, their paymasters too, in many cases, are challenged. While companies such as Amazon had spent “colossal capital” on fufillment, high-street retailers had been less confident.“It is unclear what the final destination of e-commerce will be,” says the report. “Retailers themselves are struggling to find the right business model, including the appropriate level of ownership of property and of physical logistics assets.. This has major implications for the future structure of outsourcing.”Mr Cullen noted the growth of companies such as DOCDATA, which has a strategic partnership with ASOS for its distribution. He attributed the best model to DHL, however.“It has positioned itself pretty well. It realised there was no money in last-mile delivery and exited that. It is focusing on high service level international air freight, and it benefits enormously for that.“FedEx and UPS are less well-positioned, as they have just continued to do what they did before, hoping e-commerce revenues will fill up their planes and trucks.”DP DHL is the biggest provider of global contract logistics – four times the size of its nearest competitor, Kuehne + Nagel.The report indicates that information management is key to tapping into these growth markets – but adds that as retailers outsource less, particularly in Asia, revenues for logistics providers would be minimal.“The retailers seem wary of buying in large-scale fulfillment,” added Mr Cullen. “They are wondering if the LSPs have the right business models, and don’t seem to have faith in them. They don’t believe they have the capability to implement they change that is needed.”The end result in the near term, he suggested, was an impact on the bottom lines of major contract logistic companies.Ti’s report adds that the retail logistics spend is changing.“Spend on IT, fulfillment services, last-mile and global express has grown, reducing the proportion on road freight and conventional outsourced warehousing.“However, the level of spending may be higher overall, mitigating the effects of change on the more traditional areas of logistics.”The 184-page report, which examines individual markets and companies, also reveals the massive changes in emerging countries. By 2017, Asia Pacific will surpass Europe as the world’s biggest contract logistics market, with more than one-third of the global share, while the US is also expected to grow.