Letterkenny councillors are seeking a meeting with the operator of the Letterkenny Town Bus over issues with the route and service.A number of concerns about the local bus were highlighted at this month’s council meeting, while Cllr Gerry McMonagle claimed that the entire Long Lane area was being denied access to the service due to a past incident.“The operator is insisting that he won’t go up Long Lane and that’s exclusion,” Cllr McMonagle said. “A number of years ago there was a window broke on one of the buses on Long Lane by a young lad and there hasn’t been a recurrence.“There is no reason why this gentleman should be allowed to deny a large number of people because a window was broke four years ago.”Cllr McMonagle also questioned whether the operator is legally allowed to avoid a road under the licence granted by the local authority.Cllr Ciaran Brogan proposed that the council members meet with the operator to share the concerns of local residents who want to see the service improved. Meeting sought with Letterkenny bus operator over Long Lane ‘exclusion’ was last modified: November 12th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)
Disclaimer: The Rockets have given the Warriors all they can handle — and then some — through four games of their playoff series. They are talented and driven and have won two games on merit. They should be pleased with themselves.That said, the Rockets play such aesthetically displeasing basketball that I fear for my corneas should this series go the distance.That’s not just my opinion. I’m bringing a Hall of Famer in for backup. Surely you remember Rick Barry.Barry played most of his …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest 180227_RyanMartinNo change in today’s outlook. We will be sunny, mild and dry! However, we are having to make a few changes for tomorrow. The wave that we were hoping would stay south into KY is pushing farther north over Indiana, and some of that may try and make a run in here tomorrow afternoon. We will keep rain potential of .25”-.5” in over the southern third of Ohio tomorrow, but may have to allow some spread up closer to the I-70 corridor. Clouds tomorrow do spread all the way across northern Ohio, so while temps remain mild, we will not get the benefit of additional direct sun warming. We can’t rule out a few spits and sprinkles in northern Ohio ahead of sunset tomorrow afternoon.Our next strong, well organized system still is not arriving Thursday midday and afternoon. Low pressure tracks from central IL through NE Indiana and into the thumb of Michigan for Thursday and brings rain totals of .25”-.5” to 80% of the state during the afternoon and into the evening. While we will be in the warm sector for most of the Thursday afternoon period, we still think there is a strong likelihood that the precipitation ends as snow over northern Ohio Thursday overnight into Friday morning as cold air races in behind. Right now we will open the door up to some 1”-4” snow totals from US 30 northward, and there is potential for more as the system interacts with Lake Erie, particularly in NE Ohio. The best accumulations will be north, with southeast Lower Michigan possibly getting pounded…depending on timing. Snow is done by Friday morning, but winds continue to look nasty Thursday night and Friday. We think the winds are the wild card, and have the potential to make this a very dramatic event. We can see winds up to 20-40 mph, which would make any snow up north an absolute pain to deal with. These snow totals and this snow potential is just a working process right now…we will hone in on a more specific forecast tomorrow morning.No change for the rest of the forecast. We go back to drier weather for Friday through next Monday morning. High pressure will slowly work through the Sunday. Cold air holds over the region to finish the week and start the weekend, only moderating once we get south flow on the backside of that high.A cold front brings rain back for overnight Monday night through Tuesday midday, the night of the 5th into the 6th. Rains do not look as impressive this morning, and will mostly be from .25”-.5” with coverage at 70% of the state. Colder air follows on the backside.The extended period has us mostly devoid of new precipitation to start, through the 9th. Then we have 2 significant waves moving across the eastern Corn Belt from the 10th through the 12th. Combined, these waves can bring half to 1.5” rain totals, and likely will deliver below normal temps around mid-month. Still, the pattern does not look nearly as active as what we just got done with this past week…so we should be seeing improvement in our drainage conditions through the next couple of weeks.
zoom Classification society ABS has granted a Certificate of CyberSafety Compliance for Samsung Heavy Industries’ (SHI) Smart Ship Solution.As explained, the goal of SHI’s Smart Ship Solution is improving vessel efficiencies using real time data from hull and equipment sensors in collaboration with land-based technical and fleet managers.Real-time data transfer between ship and shore facilities — to enable automated operations — presents a growing cybersecurity challenge for the marine and offshore industries, ABS said.According to the classification society, the shipbuilder’s solution adheres to ABS Guide for Cybersecurity Implementation for the Marine and Offshore Industries and ISO 27000 series, IT Security Control Code of Practice.“SHI Smart Ship Solution was successfully tested and evaluated for compliance with the ABS Cybersecurity Guide,” Paul R. Walters, Director of the Global ABS CyberSafety® program, said.“ABS is pleased to be working with SHI to ensure the next generation of vessels is better equipped to address the increased level of cyber risk they will certainly face,” Walters added.“Gaining the ABS Certificate of CyberSafety Compliance is an important first step to apply the Smart Ship Solution in the marine and offshore industries. Through the ABS/SHI Joint Development Project, SHI is proud to acquire the world’s first ship system ABS Certificate of CyberSafety Compliance,” Dong-Yeon Lee, SHI Ship and Offshore Performance Research Center Vice President, commented.ABS said it will work with SHI on next-generation cybersecurity technology for smart ships focused on both the ship’s onboard architecture and its onshore fleet management cybersecurity architecture going forward.
Muhammad Ali’s wife, Lonnie Ali, opens up about caregiving in the latest AARP Bulletin.Lonnie Ali Speaks Out About The Impact Taking On The Caregiver Role Has Had On Her RelationshipThe Ali caregiving story is about love, companionship and devotion.It is the story of a brave spiritual couple joining hands and going the distance in a difficult fight against an insidious disease, Parkinson’s. But perhaps most importantly, it is the story of a resilient woman serving as the voice, guiding light and conscience for an all-but-silenced superstar athlete and civil rights activist.In a rare and candid interview at the couple’s desert home in Phoenix, Arizona, wife Lonnie Ali opens up exclusively to AARP Bulletin about the challenges that come with caring for the man known as “The Greatest,” Muhammad Ali and the impact taking on the role of caregiver has had on their relationship. Discussing everything from how the couple has dealt with Parkinson’s disease over the years to building a new kind of relationship every day, Mrs. Ali offers insight into the round-the-clock life of caregivers.As the primary caregiver of the boxing legend, Lonnie is every bit the inspiration her husband is to the more than 42 million Americans in this same role. And given newly released reports from AARP and the Associated Press, which finds that nearly two-thirds of spousal caregivers admit it causes real stress on their family, her story is one of urgency, importance and relevance to families across the nation.The following are excerpts from the June issue of AARP Bulletin’s feature story, Caring for the Champ, in homes now and available online at www.aarp.org/bulletin: On the Impact Being a Caregiver Has Had on Their Relationship “The hardest part for any caregiver, whether it is a child, parent or spouse, is the relationship change.“The relationship changes overtime with the illness. Physically, [patients] are not as mobile; they are not able to do things with you like they used to. The medications might affect their cognitive ability. They may not be able to speak as well…that is where you [transition] from a wife or a husband to a care partner or caregiver.” On Muhammad Ali’s Positive Outlook ”I am so fortunate. I have a husband who doesn’t complain about anything. He is not a moaner, a whiner or a poor-me kind of person. Muhammad has learned how to not sweat the small stuff. He is amazing that way.”“Parkinson’s has taken away a lot from this man — a lot that would put people in bed, make them cover their heads and never look up. He has a lot to be depressed about… But I think he is secure in who he is, and about his place in history. That’s not to say that Parkinson’s hasn’t changed him — it has. But he still has enough sense of self and dignity that he maintains.” On Dealing with Parkinson’s Disease ”Everything now is about protecting him and making sure he is healthy… When there is influenza, we don’t go to movies. We don’t want him exposed.“This is the beauty of Muhammad. He has made this illness, as horrible as it is, as much as it has taken away from him, serve him in some way.“If there was ever anyone who always lands on his feet and comes out smelling like a rose, it is Muhammad. It is his remarkable attitude toward life. He never has let anything stand in his way.“We are on this journey for a reason, I know that — whether it was to bring attention to this illness [or] whether it was to save his mortal soul.”
The world’s largest youth empowerment event, WE Day, is returning to Seattle on May 3, 2018 at KeyArena.An unparalleled celebration of young people committed to making a difference, WE Day Seattle will bring together over 16,000 engaged students and educators from across the state for a powerful, life-changing experience featuring renowned speakers, innovative thought leaders and celebrity performers.Announced today, the initial lineup for WE Day Seattle includes WE Day Seattle Co-Chairs Ciara and Russell Wilson, along with Doug Baldwin of the Seattle Seahawks, Bella Thorne, Rachel Platten, Noah Cyrus, Ann Curry, Diane Guerrero, Jacob Tremblay, Jack & Jack, Olivia Holt, Anthony Gonzalez, Esera Tualo, Lizzie Velasquez, and more. Joined by international activist and WE Day co-founders Craig and Marc Kielburger, the exciting lineup will share their passion for change, energize the crowd and motivate young people to continue to take action on pressing issues to affect positive change in their communities and around the world.“Our years of involvement with WE have inspired us on so many levels. It is so empowering to experience the unwavering determination, passion and love the kids have at WE Day Seattle,” said Ciara, Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and record producer and WE Day Seattle Co-Chair. “From the young people on-stage sharing their challenges and triumphs, to the thousands of students in attendance who prove what caring for others can achieve, the energy and positivity at WE Day Seattle is unparalleled” added Seattle Seahawks quarterback and WE Day Seattle Co-Chair Russell Wilson.More than a one-day event, WE Day is connected to the free, yearlong educational program WE Schools. Providing schools and community groups with curriculum, educational resources and action campaigns, the program is designed to enhance a school’s existing social initiatives or spark new ones. WE Schools encourages students to further their curricular learning and develop life skills for success beyond the classroom.In the 2016/2017 school year, schools and groups across Washington improved their communities through WE Schools, volunteering more than 656,900 hours and raising over $1,809,600 in support of more than 610 local and global causes including hunger, homelessness, bullying, and poverty. A shining example of this are the students at Selah Middle School who have gone above and beyond to support those in need in their community. This year the school’s WE Club partnered with the Selah Food Bank, decorating and placing collection barrels at local grocery stores, and collecting over 700 items for their first drive. With the goal of combating local hunger the school will continue to sort and collect donations throughout the year, making an impactful difference for those in their community who need it most.“We are surrounded by youth of the WE generation — a generation that is tuned-in to the needs of their community both globally and locally. It’s truly remarkable. They have committed to choosing hope, optimism, empathy and courage over fear, division, apathy and intolerance,” said Craig Kielburger, co-founder of WE. “During WE Day, we are honored to celebrate the young people from over 700 schools and youth groups from across Washington, who have joined together to make a difference and prove that you are never too young to help change the world.”WE Day Seattle is free of charge to students and educators across Washington, thanks to the generous support of partners led by Co-Title Sponsors Microsoft and The Allstate Foundation. Microsoft is proud to empower young people — in Seattle and around the world — with the resources, skills, and inspiration they need to create a more inclusive world. Through its Good Starts Young initiative, The Allstate Foundation empowers America’s youth with the strength, confidence and skills to step up as leaders and achieve success in their lives.
Jordanian public channel Roya TV has launched a video-on-demand and streaming service using technology from Spain-based VSN.Roya TV has tapped VSN to manage and deliver content in a multiplatform work environment, including VOD and live streaming of its programming.The Jordanian TV channel, a customer of VSN since 2011, is using VSN’s VoD and streaming platform, VSNWEBTV, for multiplatform content creation and delivery.Roya TV will deliver live content to iOS devices, Android tablets and smartphones and Smart TVs.VSNWEBTV also allows the channel to distribute its content through social networks such as Youtube, Facebook or Twitter, thanks to its integration with VSNEXPLORER’s media workflows’ automation feature, according to VSN.