West Ham make contact for Inter Milan defender Joao Mirandaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham are eyeing Inter Milan defender Joao Miranda.Corriere dello Sport says West Ham have jumped into the battle for the Brazil international, 34.Miranda has been told he can leave Inter this month and he is in talks with interested clubs.Roma are keen to take the veteran on-loan, while the Hammers would be prepared to pay a fee to buy him outright.Inter want €20m to see the centre-half. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Twitter/@DMoutonWWL Mike Thomas was a key to Ohio State’s 2014 and 2015 offenses, and the 2016 second round pick is already impressing with the New Orleans Saints. During a practice on Friday, Thomas made a phenomenal falling one-handed grab over the top of the defense, on a pass from backup quarterback Luke McCown.Mike Thomas’ tremendous catch. As shot by @sayneykid pic.twitter.com/WISeQWLTJw— Doug Mouton (@DMoutonWWL) July 29, 2016Mike Thomas has quickly earned the trust of Saints quarterback Drew Brees.The future Hall of Famer praised him from the connection the two have developed in a very short time back in June. Brees gave an example of a practice rep, of a route the tandem had not run before, to ESPN:“In fact, I don’t think we’ve ever even talked about it,” Brees said. “But it was one of those where I’m just in the moment, and hey, he’s my guy over there at that position. So I kind of give him a look, give him a signal or whatever, and he goes and makes the play. And ran the route just like I imagined.“So that makes you feel good too. ‘Hey, we’re on the same page even though we haven’t even talked about that yet. You kind of know this offense, you have a feel for the game.’ So I like when I see that stuff out of young guys, where you kind of feel like there’s some instincts there.”Thomas came on strong for Ohio State in 2014, catching 54 passes for 799 yards and nine touchdowns en route to a Buckeye national title. He followed it up with a similar 56 catch, 781 yard, nine touchdown 2015 campaign, despite some turmoil at the quarterback position for OSU. Now, he’s charged with helping replace longtime Brees-favorite Marques Colston, who was released by the Saints this off-season after 10 years with the franchise.
India Today Web Desk New DelhiMay 9, 2019UPDATED: May 9, 2019 23:49 IST Shikhar Dhawan with his former Sunrisers Hyderabad teammates Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi (@SDhawan25 Photo)Shikhar Dhawan heaped rich praise on his former Sunrisers Hyderabad teammates Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi after the Afghanistan duo played the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 Eliminator despite fasting during the holy month of Ramadan.Dhawan pointed out the difficulty of being on the field while fasting but said Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi played effortlessly during the crunch match at the YS Rajashekara Reddy ACA-VCDA Stadium in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday.Shikhar Dhawan had moved to Delhi Capitals from Sunrisers Hyderabad ahead of IPL 2019 and faced his former teammates in the Eliminator. DC went on to beat SRH by 2 wickets to knock the latter out and qualify for the Qualifier 2.Dhawan posed with Rashid and Nabi after the Eliminator and shared the photograph on social media.The Delhi Capitals opener wrote: “Wishing everyone #RamadanKareem. So proud of them! It is not easy to fast the whole day & then play the match. But they make it look effortless! An inspiration for their country & the world cricket! Your energy motivates everyone to dream big. May Allah’s blessings be with you! (sic).”Wishing everyone #RamadanKareem. So proud of them! It is not easy to fast the whole day & then play the match. But they make it look effortless! An inspiration for their country & the world cricket! Your energy motivates everyone to dream big. May Allah’s blessings be with you! pic.twitter.com/xoWeXmCqZuShikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) May 9, 2019Dhawan suffered a rare failure with the bat in Delhi Capitals’ chase of 163 but Rishabh Pant hit a 21-ball 49 to help the team win their first-ever playoffs match in the history of IPL.advertisementOn the other hand, Rashid Khan’s brilliant spell of 2 for 15 and Mohammad Nabi’s late cameo went in vain as Sunrisers Hyderabad crashed out of IPL 2019.Rashid Khan removed Colin Munro and Axar Patel in the same over (15th) to put some pressure on Delhi Capitals in their chase of 163. Despite losing a couple of wickets quickly towards the end, Delhi Capitals managed to go past the finish line.Dhawan will be expected to shoulder the burden of scoring runs at the top when Delhi Capitals face Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier 2 on Friday in Visakhapatnam for a place in their first-ever IPL final.Also Read | Women’s T20 Challenge, Match 3: Velocity lose to Supernovas but both teams enter finalAlso Read | TV aur kya! Shikhar Dhawan trolls Ajinkya Rahane in hilarious social media postAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Shikhar DhawanFollow Rashid KhanFollow Mohammad NabiFollow IPL 2019Follow Sunrisers HyderabadFollow Delhi CapitalsFollow Chennai Super KingsFollow Ramadan IPL 2019: Dhawan in awe of Rashid and Nabi as Afghan stars play while fastingDelhi Capitals opener Shikhar Dhawan posed with his former teammates from Sunrisers Hyderabad, Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi after their IPL 2019 Eliminator match in Visakhapatnam on Wednesdayadvertisement
The Department of Justice received a report of a workplace inspection from the Department Of Labour and Workforce Development today, May 9. The 15-page report and 14 orders are being reviewed by department staff and a response will be issued when the review is completed. Corrections officials will take immediate action on two compliance orders. One will be to share the report and the orders with the Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee members. The report and compliance orders will also be posted at Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Burnside.
NEW DELHI: Former Union Minister JP Nadda was named the BJP’s Working President Monday, ending weeks of speculation on whether Amit Shah, who was given charge of the home ministry, will retain both posts. Union Minister Rajnath Singh, who made the announcement, said the decision was taken after Shah expressed an intention to step aside as it would not be possible to justice to both roles. For now, Shah remains the party chief, but the workload will be shared with Nadda. Also Read – IAF receives its first Rafale fighter jet from France”The BJP won several elections under the leadership of Amit Shah Ji. But since PM appointed him Home Minister, Amit Shah Ji himself said the responsibility of party president should be given to someone else,” Rajnath Singh said. Nadda enjoys the confidence of the party’s top leadership and is known to be trusted by the party’s ideological mentor Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh. The 58-year-old Brahmin leader from Himachal Pradesh has a clean reputation and maintains a low profile. Also Read – Cosmology trio win Nobel Physics PrizeAmit Shah, who was named the home minister after the party came to power in May, had so far been juggling both responsibilities. But with assembly elections looming in four states by the end of this year, there was speculation whether he would retain the party post. Since the new cabinet of PM Modi took the oath, there was this buzz that Nadda could be named Amit Shah’s successor. He was instrumental in furthering PM Modi’s flagship programmes including Ayushman Bharat, the health-insurance scheme of his first government. This is the first time in its history that the BJP has named a working president.
Following the April signing of the Paris Agreement, R20 (Regions of Climate Action) and the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation announced the formation of a new partnership to accelerate climate change solutions.A new $650,000 grant from LDF allows R20 to identify and fund the best energy and infrastructure initiatives with the potential to create positive environmental and social benefits to communities across the globe.In 2010 former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and other global leaders in cooperation with the United Nations formed R20 — a coalition of partners led by regional governments that work to promote and implement projects to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions while improving public health and local economies.Together, R20 and LDF are following the mission of the Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance (CCFLA) that was launched by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2014 to encourage investment in low-emission, climate resilient infrastructure in cities, and to close the investment gap in climate friendly projects in urban areas over 15 years. Under this framework, R20 will develop and construct these projects, as well as measure and report on their impact.“I commend LDF and R20 for supporting the goals of the CCFLA. Partnerships like this one strengthen the effort to unlock billions of dollars of private investment in projects that will urgently address climate change,” said Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. “I thank them for their commitment to our environment, and to the future of humanity.”“The Paris Agreement was an important first step for reducing global carbon emissions, but there is more that must be done to accomplish this important goal. Our partnership with R20 is a signal that it is also the responsibility of private organizations to take up the charge of accelerating the adoption of climate-saving technologies, worldwide,” said Leonardo DiCaprio, Chairman of Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. “We call on others to follow our lead because our planet is quickly running out of time.”“R20 and LDF share an unwavering commitment to taking bold action on climate change by supporting proven solutions that will impact real change for our planet,” said Christophe Nuttall, Executive Director of R20. “With the support of our partners at LDF, we will help set a model for CCFLA members, governments and organizations take action to develop their own climate solutions in all parts of the globe.”
APTN National NewsAPTN National News investigative reporter Todd Lamirande takes a closer look at Manitoba’s Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette riding.The riding has a high Aboriginal population who could cast the deciding votes.
Northern Health is working closely with physicians to communicate with patients and their families and minimize any disruptions. Northern Health appreciates the patience of patients, visitors and our staff, as we recover from this unexpected incident. DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Northern Health has confirmed a fire happened early Sunday morning at the Dawson Creek Hospital.The fire occurred in a utility area of the hospital, and damage was contained to a power source in that area. There was no damage to hospital infrastructure, and phones and power have been restored. Visitors to the hospital may notice an odour as the facility is still being ventilated.The hospital’s emergency department, inpatient areas, oncology services, laboratory and medical imaging departments are fully operational. Patients can continue to access these services as they normally would.
Companies in this story: (TSX:CNQ) CALGARY — Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. says its partner in an deep water offshore drilling project in South Africa is reporting a “significant gas condensate” discovery.The Calgary-based company best known for its Alberta oilsands production traded an ownership stake in the offshore exploration block known for its challenging sea conditions to Total S.A. in 2013, in return for the French oil giant taking over as operator and covering initial exploration costs.Kevin McLachlan, Total’s senior vice-president of exploration, says in a news release that the discovery is “a new world-class gas and oil play,” adding the company and its partners plan to acquire 3D seismic scans this year, followed by up to four more exploration wells.Canadian Natural owns 20 per cent of the joint venture, Total holds 45 per cent, Qatar Petroleum owns 25 per cent and Main Street, a South African consortium, has 10 per cent.Canadian Natural says its portion of the cost of the exploration well in the Outeniqua Basin, 175 kilometres off the southern coast of South Africa, is covered by its agreements with the other partners.Total drilled a first well into the block in 2014 but had to plug and suspend it due to mechanical issues on the drilling rig. The exploration block covers an area of 19,000 square kilometres, with water depths ranging from 200 to 1,800 metres. The Canadian Press
Two other similar courts would be set up soon. In May, the Sri Lankan Parliament approved the setting up of special high courts with 119 legislators voting in favour and 52 against.Justice Minister Thalatha Atukorale said the new courts will reduce pressure on the criminal justice system and help speed up hearings. Around 100 state attorneys are to be recruited for the Attorney General’s Department to fast track the prosecution process through the special court, the IANS news agency reported. (Colombo Gazette) A newly set-up special court of Sri Lanka will on Monday begin hearing high-profile bribery and corruption cases including those against members of the former government, authorities said on Sunday.It comprises three High Court Judges, Sampath Abeykoon, Sampath Wijeratne and Champa Janaki Rajaratne. Those aggrieved by the decision of the special court can appeal to the Supreme Court directly, Justice Ministry officials said.
Services were conducted under tight security. While some Anglican churches cancelled the service and gathered at selected homes of parishioners for a private mass, others had their usual Sunday service. While the Catholic Church has cancelled its Sunday services for a second week following the Easter Sunday bombings, the Anglican Church has decided to continue its Sunday service, under tight security.Last Sunday the Anglican Church conducted services in most churches in Colombo but allowed the parish priest of each church to decide if it was safe to conduct the service or not. In a statement earlier this week, the Bishop of Colombo, Dhiloraj Canagasabey said he was glad that many Anglican churches had their normal Eucharist services with police and army protection wherever that was possible.“We need to be aware of security needs, yet fearless in worshiping the living God as we are accustomed to,” he said. He also called on all fellow citizens and Christians in particular to embrace the Muslim community who have lived in this country for many hundreds of years in peaceful co-existence. (Colombo Gazette)
Tokelau has no airstrip or harbour. The Atafu atoll’s workforce ferry in goods, and carry them ashore. UN Photo/Ariane Rummery (file photo)Two days before the official conference on the Small Island Developing States next week, UN-OHRLLS has organized a Private Sector Partnership Forum in Samoa, and hopes that this will be the first of many innovative initiatives to be announced that will benefit small island nations. Traditional dancers in Solomon Islands. UN Photo/Eskinder DebebeAmong the well-known icons included on the iTunes page are Bob Marley (Jamaica), Rihanna (Barbados), Cèsaria Evoria (Cape Verde) and Ibrahim Ferrer (Cuba).‘Island Voices’ will also spotlight lesser known musicians, such as Vanessa Quai from the Republic of Vanuatu, Dilli Allstars from Timor-Leste, Rosalia from Fiji and Imany Mladja, from Comoros.In a video-message on the iTunes page, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon emphasizes that artists from the small island developing States are among the “giants in musical history.”“Every day, island voices are heard all across the planet through music. They represent the spirit and aspiration of the people” said Mr. Ban. “Music helps connect these beautiful islands to the wilder world, influencing global popular culture” he added.The partnership was initiated by the UN Office for Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS), which worked with Permanent Missions of small island States and iTunes’ specialist music curators to create a list of songs and artists that reflect the variety and the quality of these 57 islands and their culture.“One of the chief challenges that all islands face is remoteness, and as such, connectivity to the wider world is a key challenge. iTunes is arguably the largest megaphone in the world, and what better opportunity to showcase the extraordinary and vibrant musical heritage from the small islands” said Ricardo Dunn, Advocacy and Outreach Officer for UN-OHRLLS. The “Island Voices” initiative (iTunes.com/islandvoices) showcases the eclectic range of works of 57 musicians from the world’s small island nations and features their songs, which can be easily accessed and purchased from the online iTunes Store.Drawing attention to the Third United Nations Conference on the Small Island Developing States , scheduled to take place from 1 to 5 September in the Samoan capital, Apia, the iTunes partnership also coincides with the 2014 International Year of Small Island Developing States , which has been designated by the UN to celebrate the remarkable diversity, culture and heritage of small islands throughout the world.The dedicated page on iTunes aims to promote the diversity of music from the islands and its contribution to international music, and will feature the best works from the Caribbean, Pacific and Indian Ocean islands, celebrate many of gifted singers and songwriters and promote music across multiple genres, from reggae to calypso, and from hip-hop to jazz and dance.
Doctors treat a seriously injured man for head wounds at the Al Razy surgical hospital, one of only remaining hospitals in Aleppo, Syria. Photo: WHO/T. Jasarevic In his statement, the Emergency Relief Coordinator also said he was “gravely concerned” over the deteriorating situation in other besieged areas in Syria where people have little physical protection and limited access to basic life-saving assistance, including the neighbourhood of Al Waer in Homs city. “Despite the reports of a current pause in fighting, the estimated 75,000 people in Al Waer have been subjected to an increase in indiscriminate and aerial attacks over the past week causing the death and injury of many civilians, including children, the reported destruction of homes and first responder stations, as well as increased restrictions on freedom of movement,” Mr. O’Brien noted. He once again reiterated his call on all parties for the immediate lifting of sieges of civilians in Syria, including Madaya, Deir-Ez-Zor city, Douma, Foah and Kefraya and other besieged locations, for an end to indiscriminate attacks on civilian-populated areas and civilian infrastructure, and to take all necessary measures to ensure protection for all civilians as required under international humanitarian and human rights law. “The UN was not a party to this agreement, and was not informed of the evacuation until a few hours before it took place,” the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien, said in an overnight statement. Let us be clear, all sieges, a medieval tactic, must be lifted. This should not be through any type of agreement which results in the forced displacement of the civilian population.“The United Nations works on the ground at the request of both the Government of Syria and the people of Darayya to address humanitarian and protection needs of all those affected by the evacuation,” Mr. O’Brien added, “however, agreements resulting in a mass evacuation of civilians after a prolonged period of besiegement do not comply with international humanitarian law and human rights law.”The UN official said the evacuation should not be precedent setting for other besieged areas in Syria, and those displaced should be allowed to return voluntarily, in safety and in dignity, to their homes as soon as the situation allows it. “Let us be clear, all sieges, a medieval tactic, must be lifted,” Mr. O’Brien said. “This should not be through any type of agreement which results in the forced displacement of the civilian population.” According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs – which Mr. O’Brien heads –the evacuation of Darayya on 26-27 August followed four years of unrelenting siege, during which children starved, people resorted to eating grass and the town was subjected to an onslaught of fighting, including aerial bombardment, and severe restrictions on freedom of movement for civilians, as well as on commercial and humanitarian goods.
Matt Grootjen (BBA ’13) is this week’s Conversations with Goodman podcast guest.Grootjen, who works as a strategy consultant in Toyota Canada’s Strategic Development Centre, talks about his experience at Brock’s Goodman School of Business and how it helped him launch his business career.Grootjen was already familiar with Toyota Canada by the time he graduated since he’d already worked there for eight months on two co-op work terms.For him, his co-op experience meant applying what he had learned through classes, but also skill development to become a better business professional.A highlight of his time at Brock’s Goodman School of Business was his international exchange experience where he spent five months in France at NEOMA Business School.“I would say of all my experiences at university, the international exchange was probably number one. The opportunities you have while abroad to experience everything that other cultures have to offer is just amazing and I met a lot of lifelong friends while I was away. I’m very glad I did it when I had the chance to,” Grootjen said.Part of Grootjen’s university experience was his co-curricular involvement with the Goodman Business Students’ Association (BSA), the umbrella organization for seven other Goodman student clubs), and Goodman JDCC, a team of students that competes with 13 other business schools at JDC Central.A unique experience for Grootjen was starting the A-Team Experience event as part of the Goodman Student Ambassador Association (SAA) team. The SAA is a student-led association that helps tell the Goodman story to high school students through the ambassador program and community events.“The A-Team experience is something we started to bring in prospective students to Brock before they’ve accepted (their offers) to show them what life at the Goodman School of Business is going to be like and how we’re a little bit different from other schools they might be applying to. We invite some of our top applicants from high schools from around the province and give them a taste of what Goodman’s all about,” he said.Grootjen stays involved with the University as an alumnus and returns to campus regularly to speak to prospective students at the A-Team event held annually in March.
Ho Seung Yoo, director of Dongbu Daewoo ElectronicsCredit: INS News Agency A financial manager who lost her job after she refused to bow to her Korean boss is set to win thousands of pounds after an employment tribunal ruled that she had suffered racial discrimination and victimisation.Misook McDonald said her “furious” boss had confronted her over her failure to bow at this at the start and end of each working day before she was suddenly demoted without notice and moved to the Human Resources department.Judges were told that when Mrs McDonald challenged Dongbu Daewoo Electronics director Ho Seung Yoo over being treated like a slave he retorted: “Isn’t that what female workers should do?” The story of the Korean custom of bowing to senior staff was revealed at the employment tribunal where the 43-year-old, whose father is English, was suing the UK headquarters of the top electronics firm for sex discrimination, age discrimination and racial discrimination.A reserved judgement by the employment panel stated that her claims for direct race discrimination and victimisation were “well founded and succeed.”The tribunal presided over by Judge Andrew Gumbiti-Zimuto heard that the British mother, from Sonning-on-Thames, Berks., said she used to spend hours of her day in the company director’s office “with the door firmly shut” before her job role was suddenly changed.She was signed off work over stress and told the company’s managing director Choong Sik Park that she was being harassed by Mr Yoo in August: “He said Mr Yoo was very angry that I had broken protocol by not bowing to him every morning when I get to work and I do not bow to him when I leave the office at night.”I didn’t want any opportunity for harassment to occur so I was avoiding Mr Yoo.”Mr Park revealed changes brought in by Mr Yoo in the workplace led to him asking “is he normal or is he mental?” after it was revealed Mrs McDonald and her manager had not come to an agreement over her job role amicably.The tribunal heard Mr Yoo was told he needed to reduce his staff numbers and gave her position in the accounts department to her former subordinate June Turner in a presentation to the company’s CEO.The MD said Mrs McDonald had agreed to leave the accounts department but voiced concern over Mr Yoo announcing the changes to colleagues.He said “in this situation I did think the timing was a little soon given the recent problems that had emerged between Mrs McDonald and Mr Yoo.”When I said ‘is he normal or is he mental’ – I was upset and frustrated with Mr Yoo.”After Mr Yoo shared a company chart which showed Mrs McDonald being moved to HR and her old finance managerial position given to her former underling, she wrote to the company’s former financial manager: “Mr (Kian) Tan, is this a fair way of telling me I am no longer in the accounts department? Do I not need to be consulted?”He replied: “You clearly need to talk to him, as usual he thinks he can do what he wants.”She replied: “I have already tried to talk to him on many occasions. I cannot continue to be treated like a slave.”Mr Tan told the tribunal: “It is very difficult to try to understand what he is trying to put across sometimes and I always told him that if you have any problem or anything you are not sure of, please consult me before you do any of that and that is why I wrote that.”A mediator for grievance hearings over her claim found “no reason to favour one account over another” and did not uphold Mrs McDonald’s complaint, the tribunal was told.Mr Yoo, through a translator, said he was “really sorry” for asking Mrs McDonald to make coffees but denied he asked her to bow.A remedy hearing where Mrs McDonald is expected to receive thousands of pounds from her company and Mr Yoo, will be heard on April 19. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
When Apple unveiled the iPad 2 it not only wanted to get new customers buying the updated tablet, the company wanted to entice existing iPad owners to make the upgrade. Consumers were enticed by the thinner design of the device, the updated internals bringing a significant performance advantage, and of course an innovative new cover that was only compatible with the iPad 2.That Smart Cover is clever because it has multiple functions. As well as protecting the screen on your iPad 2 it also acts as two stands and takes care of turning the tablet on and off. It’s just a shame Apple limited such functionality to its second generation tablet.AdChoices广告But iPad owners can use the Smart Cover with their tablet if they don’t mind a bit of hacking using magnets and glue.Over at The Russians Used a Pencil they realized that the flat edge of the iPad could allow for the Smart Cover to attach. All they had to do was glue some rare earth magnets to the case in the correct position. Then the Smart Cover just snaps on and works as it does with the iPad 2. The only area where it falls down slightly is the upright stand position you’d use for watching movies. In that configuration the iPad doesn’t look completely safe and could fall forwards and damage the screen. It also won’t power down your iPad when covering the screen.While the thought of gluing magnets to your iPad may sound like a terrible idea, if the Smart Cover is one of the main reasons you are considering an upgrade to iPad 2 then this could save you $500 while you wait for iPad 3 to arrive next year.Read more at The Russians Used a Pencil, via Vimeo
‘The situation is critical’: Water restrictions being rolled out as temperatures hit 30 degrees Overnight restrictions have been put in place in some areas of Longford. http://jrnl.ie/4095414 Share261 Tweet Email1 Jun 27th 2018, 5:22 PM Updated Jun 27th 2018, 6:26 PM WATER RESTRICTIONS HAVE been put in place in Co Longford, Co Westmeath and Co Laois as the high temperatures continue today.A Status Yellow heat warning has been issued by Met Éireann for the coming days, and the forecaster says temperatures will peak at 30 degrees for the next three days.Irish Water said that the restrictions are being put in place to preserve water levels in a number of areas in the country.The restrictions in Longford will be in place every evening between 10.30pm and 7am until Monday. The affected areas in Longford can be found here.Water containers are currently in place in Granard Kill cemetery.The restrictions in Westmeath, in parts of Athlone town and surrounding areas, will be in place tonight and tomorrow from 10pm to 6am on both nights.Laois restrictions will be in place from 10pm to 6am today, tomorrow and Saturday night. Impacted areas of Laois are The Swan, Wolfhill, Mayo and Doonane.Alongside Longford, some areas in Athlone, Kilkenny and north Dublin have experienced outages so far.Areas in Donegal, Limerick, Galway and Mullingar have been identified as being at risk.Demand for waterIrish Water has also said that demand for water in the Greater Dublin Area has risen to concerning levels, where the utility can produce 610 million litres of water per day.In the summer of 2017, an average of 565 megalitres of water per day was used. In the past 24 hours, demand reached 603 megalitres, which was down marginally from the previous 24 hours where demand reached 609 megalitres.Irish Water said it is very concerned about the possibility of having to impose restrictions in the long-term.It said that in many of its schemes around the country, supply and demand was already under pressure and the spell of warm weather has exacerbated the situation.Demand for water is increasing while levels in rivers and lakes are dropping significantly which means that is there is less water available to treat and supply to homes and businesses.“We are very grateful to the public for all its efforts to conserve water. As we can see from the drop in demand in the Greater Dublin Area overnight, every small measure has a positive impact,” Irish Water’s corporate affairs manager Kate Gannon said.However, she noted that there is a “long way to go” before water levels are back to normal. Image: Eamonn Farrell via RollingNews.ie 96 Comments If the drought is prolonged, water restrictions would become unavoidable if demand does not continue to drop.“Irish Water is appealing to the public to continue to be mindful of their water usage,” Gannon said.The top three measures that people can take to reduce water usage are to not use a hose to water the garden or wash cars, to keep paddle pools very shallow if they are being used, and taking short showers rather than baths.“The situation remains critical and we are continuing to seek the public’s help. Every effort the public makes to conserve water will help to minimise risk of supply loss to them and their community.” By Hayley Halpin Wednesday 27 Jun 2018, 6:26 PM Image: Eamonn Farrell via RollingNews.ie 38,025 Views Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
L’iPad n’est pas responsable de la chute des ventes de PCCertains affirment que le ralentissement que connaissent les ventes de PC est dû à l’apparition sur le marché des tablettes tactiles telles que l’iPad. Faux, répond une étude menée par le cabinet NPD Group. Les acheteurs seraient en effet peu nombreux à renoncer à un PC pour lui préférer un iPad, qui représentent 80% des ventes de tablettes.Dans un communiqué cité par RTL, Stephen Baker, du NPD Group, dévoile les résultats d’une étude menée sur la récente chute des ventes de PC, et l’apparition des tablettes. Si celles-ci sont tenues pour responsables de ce ralentissement du marché, l’étude révèle que le nombre d’acheteurs choisissant une tablette plutôt qu’un PC est en recul. Parmi les personnes ayant acheté un iPad il y a au moins six mois, seuls 14% ont préféré la tablette à un PC. Et lors des fêtes de fin d’année, ce taux est passé à 12%. Quant au nombre d’acheteurs récents d’iPad ayant renoncé à un PC, il aurait baissé de 50%.À lire aussiL’étonnant récit de la toute première cyberattaque de l’HistoirePour le NPD Group, les difficultés que rencontre le marché du PC ont commencé avant le développement des tablettes. “L’explosion des ventes d’ordinateurs lors du lancement de Windows 7, ainsi que la très forte croissance des ventes de netbooks à cette période, expliquent bien plus que l’iPad la faiblesse de la croissance des ventes de PC”, estime Stephen Baker. Et de souligner que le marché des netbooks a bien plus souffert de l’apparition des tablettes que celui du PC, accusant une baisse de 25% d’octobre 2010 à mars 2011.Mais une précédente étude, publiée par Nielsen le 5 mai dernier, a mené à la conclusion inverse, affirmant que 77% des propriétaires de tablettes les utilisent pour faire ce qu’ils faisaient avant sur leurs ordinateurs.Le 12 mai 2011 à 16:31 • Emmanuel Perrin
Manchester United’s frustrating defensive displays this season have pushed Jose Mourinho to splash out huge money on a new centre-backThe Red Devils have already conceded 17 goals in the Premier League, having failed to keep a clean sheet nine times in the opening ten league clashes.The shaky defensive performance put the 3-time Champions League winners on a par with West Ham and Huddersfield, with only Fulham residing below them.Therefore, the Portuguese manager has set sights on the highly-rated Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, according to the British publication, TalkSport.Maguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…However, the 27-year-old Senegalese won’t come cheap, as Aurelio De Laurentiis has no intention of allowing his star to leave the Stadio San Paolo of less than £75 million.Hence, Mourinho is pressuring the board to allocate a monstrous figure and match Liverpool’s world-record transfer of Virgil Van Dijk to wrap up a deal.The same source states that the former Real Madrid boss is prepared to spend his entire January budget to land Koulibaly at the Old Trafford next winter.
TOKYO — North Korean voters will make a choice Sunday when they elect a new national legislature, but not for a candidate. The ruling elite have already done that for them, and there’s only one per district.They get to vote “yes” or “no.” Virtually all pick “yes.”One thing they don’t get to decide is whether to bother voting. Going to the polls is expected of all eligible voters, which effectively makes North Korean elections a powerful tool for checking up on the people.For outsiders trying to figure out what’s going on in North Korean politics, Sunday’s elections for the Supreme People’s Assembly may shed some light on what personalities are currently in favor and likely to dominate in the years ahead. For North Korean authorities, the elections provide both a veneer of democracy and a means of monitoring the whereabouts and loyalties of average citizens.Colorful posters urging citizens to go to the polls line the streets in Pyongyang and other cities. Along with nearly 700 other “deputies” expected to be seated in the new assembly, supreme leader Kim Jong Un himself has announced his candidacy — in District 111 on sacred Mount Paekdu.Official turnout rates in North Korean elections are generally reported at over 99 percent, a practice inspired by the tradition of Stalin’s Soviet Union. Sunday’s will likely be the same.