first_imgD’fhógair an tAire Stáit sa Roinn Ealaíon, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta, Donnchadh Mac Fhionnlaoich, T.D., inniu go bhfuil na chéad fhógraí foilsithe aige i dtaca leis na Limistéir Pleanála Teanga Ghaeltachta, mar atá:Ciarraí Thiar;Cois Fharraige; agus Gaoth Dobhair, Rann na Feirste, Anagaire agus Loch an Iúir.“Tá lúcháir orm a bheith in ann a fhógairt go bhfuil an chéad trí fhógra foilsithe agam faoi alt 7(3) d’Acht na Gaeltachta 2012. Cuireann na fógraí seo tús oifigiúil leis an phróiseas pleanála teanga ar an talamh sna limistéir seo,” a dúirt an Aire Stáit Mac Fhionnlaoich.Tabharfar tréimhse suas le 2 mhí ón 16 Eanáir 2014 d’eagraíochtaí chun iarratais a dhéanamh chuig Údarás na Gaeltachta le bheith roghnaithe mar eagraíochtaí chun plean teanga a ullmhú agus a fheidhmiú sna limistéir sin. Tá sé beartaithe ag an Roinn na treoirlínte pleanála teanga faoin Acht a fhoilsiú ar an lá céanna.Tabharfar tréimhse suas le 2 bhliain ón dáta ar a roghnaíonn Údarás na Gaeltachta an eagraíocht chun plean teanga a chur faoi bhráid na Roinne le faomhadh i gcomhréir leis na critéir pleanála teanga forordaithe. Ina dhiaidh sin, beidh tréimhse 7 mbliana ag na heagraíochtaí chun na pleananna teanga a chur i bhfeidhm le cabhair ó Údarás na Gaeltachta. Déanfaidh an Roinn athbhreithniú tréimhsiúil ar chur i bhfeidhm na bpleananna le linn na 7 mbliana sin.“Agus tús oifigiúil curtha anois leis an phróiseas pleanála teanga i 3 Limistéar Pleanála Teanga Gaeltachta ó thuaidh, ó dheas agus thiar, táim ag súil go mbeidh 10 bhfógra eile foilsithe i gcás 10 limistéar eile an bhliain seo chugainn agus go ndéanfar na fógraí eile ina dhiaidh sin,” a dúirt an tAire Stáit Mac Fhionnlaoich. NA CHÉAD FHÓGRAÍ FOILSITHE AG AIRE STÁIT NA GAELTACHTA I DTACA LEIS NA LIMISTÉIR PLEANÁLA TEANGA GHAELTACHTA was last modified: December 21st, 2013 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:Anagaire agus Loch an Iúir.Gaoth Dobhairlanguage planRann na Feirstelast_img read more

Memorial match for ‘Roycee’ raises over €4,000 for Irish Kidney Association

first_imgDUNLEWEY Celtic have presented the proceeds of a recent memorial match for Michéal ‘Roycee’ Roarty to the Irish Kidney Association House.Dunlewey held the match on August 4 at Glentornan Park.The game was in memory of Michéal, a player with the club who was one of four young men to lose their life in a horrific accident in west Donegal in January. The game raised funds for Irish Kidney Association House in Beaumont, Dublin as Michéal was a patient in the Renal Centre there a few years ago and his family selected this charity when approached about the game.The memorial match helped to raise €4,255.00 with the thanks of the local communities and beyond. Michéal ‘Roycee; RoartyThe club said: “We would like to thank everyone who donated and came out to support us on the day even though the weather was against us. “We would like to thank all the players that got involved and all the ladies that helped serve the food and all the sponsors that were kind enough to donate to us, Roarty’s Shop Dunlewey, An Chúirt Hotel, Donegal Bouncy Castles, Óstán Loch Altan, The Dunlewey Committee, Eamonn Coyle Memorials, Paul A Roarty Electrician and Ionad Cois Locha.” Memorial match for ‘Roycee’ raises over €4,000 for Irish Kidney Association was last modified: October 9th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:DunleweyDunlewey CelticIrish Kidney AssociationMícheál RoartyRoyceelast_img read more

Distracted Driving: All Lip Service With No Legit Tech Solution

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#cellcontrol#Distracted Driving#distracted driving foundation#Drive#driving tech#Jeff Haley#Joe Breaux#National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Related Posts ReadWriteDrive is an ongoing series covering the future of transportation.April is the national commemorative month for all kinds of things, including poetry, welding and soy foods. But it’s also National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.Unfortunately, the recognition of this month for distracted driving is a hallow gesture—just like the half-hearted attempts at developing apps that prevent cell phone use while driving.After a week of trying to find an app that prevents me from all cell phone use from behind the wheel entirely, I’ve given up.Don’t get me wrong: I wholeheartedly believe that distracted driving is a menace. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an estimated 421,000 people were injured in car crashes involving distracted driving in 2011—and the number has been steadily going up since then. More than 3,000 people are killed in those accidents each year. And yet, society is willing to pay that price in exchange for keeping our phones operational inside the car.Not Too Hard to Solve “The technology for sensing when a phone is moving is easy,” said Jeff Haley, acting director of Distracted Driving Foundation, a small non-profit based in Bellevue, Washington. Haley also believes it’s not hard to turn off the phone’s ringer, disable texting, or disallow apps when traveling in a car.“But if the driver can turn it off at anytime, it’s merely a reminder to reduce temptation,” he said.According to Haley, few people are willing to buy and install phone-blocking technology. After all, how often do we pay for services that actually limit functionality?Given the sorry state of distracted driving technology, you have to be extremely motivated to use these apps. The Distracted Driving Foundation lists about 25 apps on its website—there are a few more on Apple’s App Store—but I couldn’t find a single one that was easy to use. Most were either defunct, required onerous sign-up processes, asked for subscription plans, or simply didn’t work as advertised.Just look at the App Store ratings for the “STANDD – Stop Texting and Driving Distract” app (unfortunately, this was typical for most of distracted driving apps). There are only three reviews so far. One said, “Does Not Work.” Another more emphatically read, “Does Not Work At All.” And my favorite comment bluntly stated, “BS.”No Product, Because No Market DemandHaley hit the nail on the head when he told me, “Developers don’t have much incentive because people aren’t spending money on these apps.” That’s why he’s advocating for a government mandate to force all cell phone carriers to block usage when the phone is moving. But that would require technology that prohibits phone usage from behind the steering wheel, but doesn’t affect the passengers. It gets even more complicated when you try to expand this concept to buses and trains. bradley berman Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Breaux blamed Cellcontrol’s shortcomings on the multiple versions, bugs and variations of different phone systems.“It can’t be 100%,” he said. “It might be out for a split second and then it comes back to block a few seconds later. Ninety percent of the time you’re phone is being blocked, and there’s no inappropriate usage. And when you’re in the passenger seat, 90% of the time you get most of the usage you expect. It beats doing nothing.”That’s only partially true. I got so frustrated with its idiosyncrasies—and one of its bugs that prevented me from Bluetooth-based streaming music—that I simply deleted the app entirely. I re-installed it the next day to give another try, but within a day, I deleted the app again.“The problem of distracted driving is created by technology, and it should be solved by technology,” Haley said. The acting director of the Distracted Driving Foundation is trying to raise money for academic research into foolproof technology that Congress and/or insurance companies could fully support and implement. Without massive public support, however, that’s going to be a tall order.For now, I’m going to take a low-tech approach, by throwing my phone in the glove box while driving. But I’m doubtful that society, hooked on ubiquitous 24/7 connectivity, is going to accept any restrictions to digital access—regardless of the cost. All photos courtesy of Cellcontrol Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Cellcontrol, the most successful technology I’ve discovered, makes a noble attempt to differentiate drivers from passengers. A hardware device, roughly the size of a pack of cards, is mounted behind the rear view mirror (like those transponders one use for e-tolls on the highway). The device emits a high-frequency audio signal—beyond human hearing—that’s picked up by the cell phone’s microphone.“We send a key-press to the phone that says, ‘press the power button,’” said Joe Breaux, chief technology officer at CellControl. “We’re turning the screen off, and then we turn it right back on to say we’ve locked the phone.”It’s basically an Apple workaround. “Apple doesn’t offer any public APIs that would allow blocking applications,” said Breaux. (Android offers more visibility and access.)I installed the Cellcontrol hardware in my car, and the iPhone app on my phone. It worked okay some of the time, but I found it too unpredictable. The zones were not entirely accurate, and the system had issues figuring out the phone’s location, simply when I tried handing it off to a passenger. This might have to do with latency, a delay of sometimes four or five seconds, but it adds up to a user experience that was mediocre at best.Human Bugslast_img read more

‘Mandsaur rape victim wants to go home’

first_imgThe eight-year-old girl, who was allegedly gang-raped in Madhya Pradesh’s Mandsaur district on June 26, has been telling the doctors treating her that she wants to go home, a senior doctor of the hospital where she has been admitted said on Monday.Severe injuriesThe girl, who suffered severe injuries to her neck, face, head and private parts in the incident, is being treated at the State-run Maharaja Yeshwantrao Hospital here since June 27.“She is frequently saying that she wants to go home. We are going to form a team of expert doctors, including the paediatricians treating her, to decide when she should be discharged,” superintendent Dr. V.S. Pal told reporters here.He added that the girl had recovered a lot physically and was mentally stable now.The victim was allegedly abducted from outside her school and raped by two men on June 26.The accused had also allegedly tried to kill her by slitting her throat with a knife.Accused arrestedThe police subsequently arrested the two accused — Irfan alias Bhaiyu (20) and Asif (24) — and charged them under the relevant sections of the IPC and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.They are now in judicial custody.last_img read more

India vs Sri Lanka World Cup final turning point

first_imgIndia beat Sri Lanka by six wicket to win the World Cup at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday.They created history, but that could not have been possible without the effort of Gautam Gambhir, who missed out on his ton by three runs and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who scored an unbeaten 91 to signal his comeback to form.However, the turning point was the third wicket 83-run stand between Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir.After putting 274 runs on board, Sir Lanka paceman Lasith Malinga had scalped Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar early and the Lankans were going gung-ho, that’s when Kohli and Gambhir arrived. They batted with gusto to change the face of the game.Man-of-the-MatchIndia skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the MoM award for his unbeaten 91.Player of the tournamentUndoubtedly, it has to be Yuvraj Singh. His all-round performance helped India win five matches.last_img read more