Carndonagh Community Hospital upgrade pushed back again

first_imgEssential upgrade work at Carndonagh Community Hospital, which was due to start in 2017, has been pushed back by yet again. The project, which was announced more than three years ago, has had no tender documents issued and no contractor appointed.The upgrade was most recently due to start in late 2019 with a completion date of 2021 following written confirmation by the Health Service Executive to the Carndonagh Community Hospital Liaison Group in March. In 2016, Minister Joe McHugh announced funding of €2.6m for the premises under the government’s 2016-21 capital plan in January 2016.Planning permission was later sanctioned for the project in 2017.Residents of Carndonagh Community Hospital were due to move to Buncrana Nursing Unit while the first phase of the upgrade got underway.The Buncrana Nursing Unit was also sanctioned an upgrade but work was due to commence there when upgrade works to Carndonagh Community Hospital had been completed. Carndonagh Community Hospital upgrade pushed back again was last modified: June 19th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

How AI Helps Secure Your Finances and Other Stuff on Mobile

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Modern smart gadgets and mobiles are made for your convenience. They are loaded with features even when you have not installed the applications. This article will take you to explore your smartphone in a better way and make the best use of it.How AI helps secure your finances and other stuff on mobile is essential. AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage Identify songs instantlyYou can try apps like sound hound to know the song you are listening to, but you don’t really have to. It’s because Google Now, Cortana and Siri can answer your voice command “what song is this?” Divyesh is working as platform like React, cross platform and Mobile app development company at Nexmobility. Use AI technology smartly to secure your financeIf you are using your mobile and have installed several financial apps that include your wallet/ bank account, or money manager/expense manager app. everyone understands and knows that these apps need exclusive security access to avoid unwanted sneaks. Most of these apps are intended with Face ID and passcode or fingerprint access of the user. If you have installed these apps, you can unlock the app using any of these available accessing options.If your phone doesn’t have such feature, you can install a third-party app like Norton app lock or app-lock by Do-Mobile lab to lock your apps. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement These tips will make you smarter among people who still don’t have an idea about these features in their smartphone. Don’t forget to use them in front of them and let them wonder why they haven’t used them yet. Tags:#AI#Finance#Mobile Games Block the internet for an ad-free experienceBoth the iOS store and android store include thousands of free gaming apps. While most of these apps are also riddled with ads, and if you get overwhelmed with these ads, you can restrict internet access to it. Just disconnect Wi-Fi or mobile data or change app setting. iOS users can navigate to settings and find the app, tap, and disable mobile data access. Android users can find data usage in-app and disable Wi-Fi and data access. Manage SMS betterIf you are tired of receiving spam messages on your phone, you have the ability to control that spam from your smartphone. You just need to replace your stock SMS app with something like Microsoft’s SMS organizer and your spam messages will be filtered.We can even avail other useful features like- option to view your bank account balance/wallets, check train/flight status, set reminders within the app, and voice-based typing. You can create a backup of your messages to the Google drive and access them later from a different device by login to your account.Get only important call alertsEvery smartphone has “do not disturb” setting, and most of us have hardly used it. By using the DND feature, you can still answer your essential calls without putting your phone on silent. DND switches off alerts for all the apps and incoming calls- except the “starred contacts” call on the smartphone.You need to navigate to settings and click on alert slider and choose do not disturb. You can customize DND setting as per your requirement. Prepare a list of your contacts that always make your smartphone ring even if it is on DND mode. Control your computer using your phone.Apps like Spotify to YouTube are intended with some sort of remote control functionality. If you want to control your PC or laptop, try Unified Remote and Alfred and similar. Snap photos using volume buttonsSometimes you can’t click through the real picture taking button while taking the photo. If you are using a smartphone, you can click photos using the volume buttons while within the camera app. Divyesh Dharaiya Search for settingsAndroid and IOS users can search for any phone setting by looking into search options at the top of the Settings app. Related Posts last_img read more

22 days agoSpurs hero Berbatov: Would Kane turn down Real Madrid?

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Spurs hero Berbatov: Would Kane turn down Real Madrid?by Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane could walk into any team into the world, according to Dimitar Berbatov.The England captain scored and played well despite Spurs losing to Bayern Munich 7-2 on Tuesday night.”I was watching Harry Kane against Bayern Munich and even though it was a bad result, throughout the game his movement, control of the ball, passing, play with his teammates and finishing was excellent,” Berbatov wrote in his column for Betfair. “For me he is the complete striker, I know that he can walk into any team and play. He is big enough and knows what he needs to do to win trophies in his career and he’s probably asking questions himself, it’s up to him.”I would love to see him win something with Spurs because he is Spurs. In the case of Kane and every other Spurs player, I think that every fan wants to see them win something in the end because they have good players and the manager is so good, but if that isn’t happening you start asking questions and you will probably disappoint many people if you decide to leave but you have to follow your own path because time flies.”There will always be lots of rumours about him because he is a top player and I would like to see Kane continue here in England, the same goes for [Mauricio] Pochettino but I know when Real Madrid come calling, you are going to ask yourself a million questions.” last_img read more

New Carrier SM Shipping Starts First Service in March

first_imgzoom SM Shipping, a new container carrier established by South Korea’s Samra Midas (SM) Group after the group acquired Asia-US route from bankrupt Hanjin Shipping, plans to start its first service on March 8 along the East and the South China Sea, Korean news site Pulse informed. The service will depart Busan in South Korea and stop in China, Thailand and Vietnam.The company’s first full service on its Asia-North America route – from Busan to Californian Long Beach Terminal –  is scheduled for April 21.The company’s fleet has a capacity of 47,000 TEU comprising of the recently purchased five 6,500 TEU boxships, one 4,300 TEU vessel and one 1,000 TEU containership as well as of the leased five vessels with a capacity of 2,000-3,000 TEU, according to Pulse.By 2018, SM Shipping intends to have a fleet of 21 vessels with a capacity of 110,000 TEU.In November 2016, World Maritime News reported that SM Group’s Korea Line Corp. was selected as the preferred bidder to take over Hanjin’s Asia-US route, outbidding its compatriot shipping company Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM).Now, the shipping firm plans to acquire Hanjin’s terminals in South Korea as well. SM Shipping reportedly agreed with the Seoul bankruptcy court to buy a 100% stake in Gwangyang terminal and an 85.45% stake in Gyeongin terminal.Additionally, it is likely that the firm will take over the third Hanjin terminal located in Busan.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Weekend marks protest over underground natural gas storage tanks in Nova Scotia

first_imgTrina RoacheAPTN National NewsThe highest tides in the world rushed into the Shubenacadie River in Nova Scotia as a group of Mi’kmaq people cheered the oncoming muddy waters, the longest tidal bore in the province.“This is why we’re here,” said Cheryl Maloney, a member of the nearby Sipekne’katik band.Maloney organized a fishing derby as a peaceful way to assert Aboriginal treaty rights. The Mi’kmaq gathered on a dyke in front of the area where a company plans to dump salty waste water, or brine as its also known. The Alton gas company wants to create underground salt caverns to store natural gas.The project has been in the works since 2007. But in recent weeks, controversy over environmental concerns and consultation has made headlines. And though the province gave the go-ahead seven years ago, major construction near the river only began this summer. The Mi’kmaq are calling for a halt to the project.“So I think we’re looking at a judicial review of the whole permitting process with Nova Scotia and also the consultation efforts this company made,” said Maloney.Elder Billy Lewis says the Mi’kmaq never ceded land when they signed the Peace and Friendship Treaties in the 1700s. Along with the other 50 to 60 people that showed up Saturday, Lewis came “to assert the rights that we already have and to that’s more important than anything else. “And that’s why I’m here today,” said Lewis, “to assert those rights that existed long before Canada existed.”Though the group at the derby is small, their message is echoed by Mi’kmaq leaders. Rufus Copage is chief of the Sipekne’katik band. He remembers fishing on the river when he was a child. Now he brings his grandchildren here to fish for striped bass and eel.“This is traditional Mi’kmaq territory,” said Copage. “I don’t support dumping anything in this river that shouldn’t be there.”Chief Copage and his council have had meetings with the company to get information on the project but he’s hesitant to call it consultation. He’s not alone. In a press release, the Assembly of Nova Scotia Chiefs say the company hasn’t engaged the Mi’kmaq in a meaningful way and “is strongly advising that the Province withhold any permits or approvals for this project until all of our concerns are addressed and accommodated.”The Alton Natural Gas Storage company, a subsidiary of the Alberta-based AltaGas, will engineer three underground salt caverns. To do so, it will pump water from the river through a 12 kilometre pipeline and then down a well, half a kilometre underground. The water dissolves the salt deposits and then that brine will be pumped back to the holding pond and released into the Shubenacadie River at high tides.The company expects to have the caverns ready to store natural gas by 2017. Once the caverns are completed – no more brine. But according to the Assembly of Nova Scotia Chiefs, if the market improves, there could be as many as 10 to 15 salt caverns down the road.This will be the first facility to store natural gas in the Atlantic region and, according to the company, will help stabilize prices, especially when demand is high during winter months. Though salt caverns are used to store natural gas in western Canada, dumping the brine into a river system is untested. The Alton company has studied it for the past six years and says it will monitor the salinity of the river, making sure it stays within acceptable levels.The Shubenacadie River is the only spawning ground for the striped bass in the Bay of Fundy and the rare Bay of Fundy Atlantic salmon are dependent on this habitat. The list of species that live and spawn in these waters is long; fish that thrive in the mix of fresh and saltwater.The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) wrote a report used in the environmental assessment  in 2007. It describes the river system as “dynamic.” The extreme tides change from day to day, season to season, depending on the weathe: “This high degree of natural variability introduces a high level of uncertainty into predictions of potential impacts.”Roger Hunka says that unpredictability may spell bad news for the resources and the Aboriginal right to them.“Once they’re gone, they’re gone.” said Hunka who is with Aquatic Resources for the Maritime Aboriginal Peoples Council.He worries over the fact the company will be monitoring itself.“Where’s the third party? The third set of eyes? he said.According to Hunka, the consultation process has failed and puts the blame on the province of Nova Scotia.“It has not been clear and forthright and that comes back on the Crown,” said Hunka.At the fishing derby, the Mi’kmaq set eel traps and cast their lines out on the waters of the Shubenacadie River. In the background, a construction zone. Though the permit to operate the brine pond hasn’t been granted yet, Alton Gas is busy building the holdings ponds and burying its pipelines.“We’re here today trying to stop something that’s already in full gear? How do we stop it,” said Billy Lewis.People here say plans for another protest is in the works.last_img read more

Dhoni rested for remaining Australia ODIs

first_imgRanchi: Former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been rested for the remaining two One-day Internationals (ODIs) of the five-match rubber against Australia. Speaking to reporters after the third ODI here, India’s assistant coach Sanjay Bangar said late on Friday: “We will have some changes in the last two games. Dhoni will not be playing in the last two games. He will be taking rest.” In the absence of the experienced stumper, Rishabh Pant, who is a part of the current Indian squad, has become an automatic choice for the two ODIs as no replacement was named for Dhoni. Meanwhile, pacer Mohammed Shami is also likely to miss the next two matches due to a leg injury. “We have to see whether he (Shami) will be fit for the game. If he’s not fit then Bhuvneshwar Kumar will play. Those decisions the captain and coach take before the game. As of now no replacements,” Bangar said. India, who suffered a 32-run defeat against Australia here, lead the series 2-1 and both the sides will next clash on March 10 and March 13 in Mohali and Delhi respectively.last_img read more

Mourinho eyes management comeback and third Champions League

first_imgBasel (Switzerland): Jose Mourinho is gunning for a return to top level management and a third Champions League title, the former Real Madrid and Manchester United manager revealed on Friday in an interview with AFP. Mourinho has been out of work since being sacked by United in December and said he would like to be appointed as a boss at a club where he can add to his European triumphs with Porto in 2003 and Inter Milan seven years later, and draw level with Zinedine Zidane, Carlo Ancelotti and Bob Paisley. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh “If I can win a third Champions League, great,” the 56-year-old told AFP. “I would like to play in the best level, which is the Champions League. “I want to be (in the race to win the Champions League next year). Sometimes, you are not in the race, but you have to win other races.” Mourinho, who has coached in his native Portugal as well as in England, Italy and Spain left the door open to returning to those leagues or taking over at a club elsewhere. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later “I can go back to a country I’ve been before and to be honest, I have enjoyed working in every country I did,” he said. “(Or) I can try something very important, which is to work in a fifth country and try to win everything in the fifth country like I did in the previous ones.” Mourinho’s time with United was his third with a Premier League club after two spells with Chelsea, where he won the title three times, and he isn’t surprised that England has four teams in the quarter-finals of Europe’s top competition. United, Manchester City, Tottenham and Liverpool have all made it to the last eight. “English teams are powerful, they have a very competitive league. Sometimes, it goes against them because many times, you have very difficult situations in the calendar,” he said. “The teams are good and strong, and you look at Man City, the level of investment. Top players, experienced players, top manager, experienced manager.” Asked about France attacker Kylian Mbappe, Mourinho praised the World Cup-winning teenager, who he says has the ability take over from Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo when they eventually hang up their boots. “He is there, he is ready for next step. When the big monsters decide to stop, he will be there, just waiting,” Mourinho said. “Sometimes, you can be part of the team that reaches something, and you are just lucky to be at the right moment at the right time. That’s not the case. He was very important for France being champion.”last_img read more

PM received IT refunds 5 times Rahul Gandhi 6 in last 18

first_imgNew Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has got income tax refunds at least five times in the last 18 years, while Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has received six refunds during the same period.Besides, the refunds for assessment years 2015-16 and 2012-13 got “adjusted against outstanding demand” in case of Modi, while it was the case for Gandhi in assessment year 2011-12. This is based on the online ‘refund status’ service provided by the Tax Information Network of the Income Tax Department, managed by NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited. Also Read – J&K won’t remain UT forever, says ShahThe refund status since the assessment year 2001-02 can be checked online on this platform with an individual’s PAN (Permanent Account Number), which has been sourced from the election affidavits filed by the political leaders for the Lok Sabha polls 2019. Rahul Gandhi’s mother and senior Congress leader Sonia Gandhi has also got at least five refunds since the assessment year 2001-02, but there is no adjustment against any outstanding demand for her in this time period. Also Read – Rae Bareli MLA Aditi among Congress’ 40 star campaigners for Oct 21 bypollsOn the other hand, BJP chief Amit Shah’s income tax refund got “adjusted against outstanding demand” for the assessment year 2015-16. The TIN-NSDL records do not show any other refund for him in the last 18 years. While the portal does not disclose the amount of the refund, it mentions the date of the refund or adjustment, the challan sequence number and the mode of payment (cheque or direct credit), among other details. As per the ‘refund status’ records, Modi got his refund for the assessment year 2018-19 through ‘direct credit’ to his account on September 26, 2018. The refund for the same year took place on October 6, 2018 for Sonia Gandhi and on March 26, 2019 for Rahul Gandhi. Modi got the refund for assessment year 2016-17 on August 16, 2016 through direct credit and through ‘refund cheque’ for 2013-14 on January 7, 2015, for 2010-11 on January 9, 2015 and for 2006-07 on October 11, 2007. For assessment years 2015-16 and 2012-13, his refund got “adjusted against outstanding demand”. Modi became Prime Minister in May 2014. In case of Rahul Gandhi, his refund for assessment year 2011-12 got “adjusted against outstanding demand” on February 1, 2012, while he also got a refund cheque for the same year a few days later on February 13, 2012. His other refunds relate to assessment years 2017-18, 2016-17, 2012-13 and 2007-08. Sonia Gandhi’s refunds relate to assessment years 2016-17, 2012-13, 2008-09 and 2007-08, besides 2018-19. Interestingly, both Rahul and Sonia Gandhi have disclosed in their election affidavits filed for the Lok Sabha 2019 elections that the Income Tax Department has initiated reassessment proceedings against them for the assessment year 2011-12 and has passed reassessment order, dated December 31, 2018, raising demand. The two leaders, however, added in their affidavits that the said proceedings are under challenge before the Supreme Court. In his affidavit, Rahul Gandhi has declared total income (as shown in income tax returns) of over Rs 1.11 crore for financial year 2017-18 (up from Rs 1.03 crore in 2013-14), while it is Rs 9.6 lakh for Sonia Gandhi (down from Rs 17.6 lakh in 2013-14). In his affidavit, Modi had declared total income of Rs 19.92 lakh for the financial year 2017-18, up from Rs 9.69 lakh in 2013-14. There are no “income tax dues” pending against him, as per Modi’s election affidavit filed for Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency. Listing his assets in the affidavit, Modi under the sub-head ‘value of claims/interest’ mentioned Rs 85,145 as tax deducted at source (TDS) for financial year 2018-19.last_img read more