‘Frank was well known, well liked and well respected’ – Kavanagh

first_img Pinterest ‘Frank was well known, well liked and well respected’ – Kavanagh Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter By News Highland – March 28, 2020 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Pinterest Facebook Google+ Google+ WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Previous articleLUH continues to prepare for increase in Covid-19 patientsNext articleHealth Minister confirms construction workers NOT essential workers News Highland There is shock and sadness in the county at news of the death of well known disability advocate Frank Larkin.He made a huge contributions to advocating for better conditions for people with disabilities all over Donegal and he volunteered with Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland both locally and nationally.Through his work with Donegal Centre for Independent Living, he was involved in a range of different projects both at home and further afield.Councillor Jimmy Kavanagh paid tribute to Frank as a well known, well liked and well respected man:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Frank-Larkin.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennanlast_img read more

Will recent Fed interest rate cuts affect small business lending?

first_imgThe Federal Reserve reduced interest rates on Wednesday, September 18. This move, which lowered rates by a quarter of a percentage point, is the second since late July. The Fed has hinted it is ready to do it again if the US economy shows further signs of lagging. Based on economic forecasts from the Fed’s two-day meeting, it is expected that we might see at least one more cut this year. Rate cuts in the short term can keep credit flowing. It serves to boost business and consumer spending as uncertainty rises.This decision is good news for most business owners. It will boost investment spending. Lower rates also make it more affordable for small business owners and others to obtain money. The decrease in interest rates is, as might be expected, a symptom of some weakening in the economy. Thus, bankers and Credit Union execs may not be as excited by the news as business owners.How Does the Federal Reserve Affect Small Businesses?The Fed uses its interest rate policy to ensure that the US economy continues to grow. It also manipulates rates to promote high employment and keep prices stable. It must thus manage the amount of money in circulation. Low rates make capital less expensive and increase the money supply. The customers of small businesses can also borrow money for less. As a result, they can buy more products.Still, the Fed’s decision to reduce interest rates can have a net negative effect. Entrepreneurs may feel the pinch in the short term. It’s not attractive for banks and Credit Unions to remain in the small business lending pool. If they do take this cue to exit the market, small businesses may have to rely on alternative lenders. Their rates tend to be higher. The interest rate cut may thus prove to be counterintuitive.How Does Interest Rate Affect Small Business?We have seen how interest rates affect banks’ and Credit Unions’ willingness to lend. Still, the falling interest rates may be a good thing. Credit Unions are looking for ways to expand. Some are considering partnering with the Small Business Administration on loans. Small businesses do not usually consider Credit Unions as a first option when in need of capital. They also tend to pass over them when they need other financial services. The rate cut can present an opportunity for Credit Unions to enter this lucrative market.What Happens When the Fed Cuts Interest Rates?Small business owners will have fewer barriers. With money available at lower rates, they will enjoy even more flexibility in the way of capital. Business owners now have all the tools, conditions, and interest percentages they need to grow. Funding from Credit Unions can help them realize growth through many avenues. For example, they can hire new workers, expand their businesses, and more. Small business loans are more accessible than ever, and the Fed rate cut is only making it more accessible.It’s easy to see the benefits of cutting interest rates. However, there are also costs, especially when the Fed keeps rates low for an extended period. For example, there is the risk of high inflation as demand for goods increases. Low-interest rates also penalize savers and those who rely on interest income. It’s a good thing for Credit Unions to take advantage of the low rates and draw in more customers in the short term. However, we need to do what we can to ensure the health of the economy, so that the low rates won’t be necessary for too long. 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Christina Camacho Christina Camacho is the Founder and CEO of Ivy Lender. Christina spent her banking career working with SME businesses as well as Fortune 500 companies at the top Financial Institutions … Web: www.ivylender.com Detailslast_img read more

Second mutation in Turkey H5N1 virus suggests adaptation to humans

first_imgJan 19, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – A new report in Nature cites more evidence that mutations detected in H5N1 avian influenza viruses recovered from patients in Turkey may better equip the viruses to infect humans.The World Health Organization (WHO) announced a week ago that a mutation in one virus sample could improve the virus’s ability to spread from birds to humans. The mutation is believed to make the virus more likely to bind to human cell receptors and less likely to bind to avian cell receptors, the WHO said.A news article published today by Nature says scientists have detected another mutation in the Turkish samples that may improve the microbe’s ability to jump not only from birds to humans but also from human to human. However, a scientist quoted in the piece said the two mutations, on their own, are not likely to lead to efficient person-to-person transmission.Virus samples from the first two Turkish children to die of avian flu have been analyzed at the National Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) in London. Last week the WHO announced that a sample from one of the patients had an amino acid change in hemagglutinin, the surface protein that enables flu viruses to bind to and enter host cells.The same mutation was seen in two patients in Hong Kong in 2003 and in Vietnam last year, the WHO said. Previous research indicated that the Hong Kong 2003 viruses prefer human cell receptors over bird cell receptors, the agency said. But the WHO stopped short of suggesting that this would help explain the relatively high incidence of human cases in Turkey—at least 20 in about 2 weeks.The Nature report, by Declan Butler, says the virus samples from both Turkish patients have a mutation in the polymerase protein, which serves to replicate the virus’s genetic material. The change is a substitution of lycine for glutamic acid at position 627. The same mutation has been seen before, including in Eurasian poultry recently and in the one person who died in the 2003 outbreak of H7N7 avian flu in the Netherlands.”The polymerase mutation is one of the ten genetic changes that gave rise to the 1918 pandemic flu virus,” the story says. The mutation indicates adaptation to humans, said Alan Hay, director of the WHO flu laboratory at the NIMR, as quoted in the story.The story goes on to say that the Turkish samples are the first in which the polymerase and hemagglutinin mutations have been found together. “They could make it easier for humans to catch the virus from poultry,” it says. “But they might also favor human-to-human transmission.” Together, the two mutations help the virus survive and infect cells in the nose and throat, increasing the chance that coughing would spread it via droplets, the story says.However, Hay said it is hard to predict how the mutations will affect the virus’s behavior and that “just two changes are unlikely to create efficient human-to-human transmission on their own,” according to the report.One other mutation—a change at position 153 of the hemagglutinin protein—also was found in one of the virus samples, the story said. Maria Cheng of the WHO told Nature it was unclear what effect that change has.Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, director of the University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, publisher of this Web site, said the findings point up how little is known about exactly what changes would be sufficient to produce a pandemic strain of virus.”We know what changes occurred in the 1918 virus, but is that the example or is that the model?” he said. “In other words, does it have to be exactly like that, or can it be a series of changes somewhat like that? We don’t know if some changes are more important than others or if some changes have to happen together.”While virologists have learned a lot, “there’s more that we don’t know than we do know,” Osterholm added. “The thing I think is concerning about the situation in Turkey is we continue to see the potential for mutations to occur, which in turn leads us to the possibility that all the wrong mutations might occur and result in a 1918-like experience.”See also:Jan 12 WHO statement on analysis of H5N1 virus from Turkish patientshttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2006_01_12/en/index.htmllast_img read more

Cricket News Kolkata Knight Riders rope in THESE two players to coaching staff

first_img New Delhi: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have made two big appointments for the next season of Indian Premier League (IPL) as the two-time champions have again roped in Trevor Bayliss as the chief coach, a report in TOI suggests. Apart from him, the franchise has also roped in Brendon McCullum, former New Zealand captain who made his debut for the franchise in the inaugural edition.Under Trevor, England created history on Sunday at Lord’s as they defeated New Zealand to become the world champions for the very first time. He took over the job after England’s poor run in 2015 World Cup.McCullum, on the other hand, was the at the helm from 2011 to 2014, during which KKR won IPL trophies twice. The team has not yet added another IPL trophy in the kitty. In fact, KKR haven’t played an IPL final since 2014.Meanwhile, Two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday parted ways with head coach Jacques Kallis and assistant coach Simon Katich following a below-par IPL 2019 in which they finished fifth.  The team however has not taken a call on the future of captain Dinesh Karthik who was part of India’s World Cup squad. It was the first time in four seasons that the side did not make the play-offs.”Jacques Kallis has been an integral part of the KKR family & will always remain so. We will be exploring ways of working with Jacques as we pursue our vision of establishing the Knight Rider brand as a global brand,” KKR CEO Venky Mysore was quoted by the team’s website.Kallis joined the side in 2011 as a player before replacing Trevor Bayliss as head coach in October 2015.”After nine fantastic years with KKR since 2011, as a player, mentor and head coach, it’s time to explore new opportunities. I would to like to thank the Owners, Management and fellow players for many happy memories,” Kallis said.Under Kallis and Katich, KKR won 32 of their 61 games. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlightscenter_img Jacques Kallis and Simon Katich part ways with KKR.KKR has won 32 out of 61 games under their guidance.Brendon McCullum played for KKR in initial seasons. last_img read more

WLAX : With short turnaround, Syracuse looks to ride momentum into NCAA tournament championship game

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 26, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact David: [email protected] | @DBWilson2center_img STONY BROOK, N.Y. – Syracuse has no time to dwell on its latest accomplishment, no matter how exciting it might’ve been.In its NCAA tournament semifinal game against Florida, the Orange rallied from a seven-goal deficit in the final 12 minutes to defeat the Gators 14-13 in double overtime and send SU to its first national championship in program history.Less than 48 hours after the dramatic victory, the Orange will take the field in the championship game against Northwestern.‘We have kind of a mantra where we end the game, end the play and it’s over,’ SU head coach Gary Gait said. ‘We move forward. And that comes into play right now as a team. That game’s in the past and we’re 100-percent focused on Northwestern moving forward and it’s business as usual.’Though the Orange’s semifinal postgame press conference lasted more than the two minutes Gait half-jokingly suggested SU could enjoy the win for, it likely wasn’t much longer that Syracuse actually did dwell on the victory. The No. 4 Orange (19-3) was out to practice barely 12 hours later to prepare for Sunday’s 8 p.m. national title game against the No. 1 Wildcats (20-2) at LaValle Stadium in Stony Brook, N.Y. A victory would bring SU not only the first national championship in program history, but the first national championship in any women’s sport.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNU defeated No. 3 Maryland 9-7 in its semifinal game Friday night to advance to the championship against Syracuse.But Northwestern should have no issue putting its tight victory in the rearview mirror. The Wildcat seniors will be playing in their fourth national championship and head coach Kelly Amonte Hiller has guided NU to win six of the last seven championships with Northwestern playing in all seven.The SU players may not have the championship pedigree of the Wildcats, but the Orange has the coaching staff perhaps best equipped to guide Syracuse into the uncharted territory of a national championship.During four seasons as a player with the Orange, Gait led SU to three national championships. In his pro lacrosse career, the Syracuse head coach has reached the pinnacle of the sport on several occasions. And his championship experience is certainly not lost on his players.‘Gary has been in the national championship multiple times, even (volunteer assistant) Brett (Queener) has been in championships before,’ SU attack Michelle Tumolo said. ‘This coaching staff all put together is the best that you could ever ask for because they want it just as much as we do and that’s why we’re so prepared for all these amazing games.’Syracuse has also already been tasked with putting an emotional victory behind it during this postseason. In the NCAA tournament quarterfinals, the Orange scored twice in the final 39 seconds to pull out a 17-16 victory over No. 5 North Carolina to send SU to the final four.Syracuse followed up that performance with its improbable comeback against Florida to advance to the championship game.Syracuse’s momentum propelled it past the No. 1 Gators. With even less time to lose some of that energy, the Orange can once again take advantage.‘We’re going to take a lot of the momentum that we gained last night and try and use it to our advantage,’ SU attack Alyssa Murray said. ‘We got a lot of goals right towards the end and we were having a lot of chemistry. And even though it’s a new team we’re going to try and keep using that and fueling our fire.’But even with all the momentum Syracuse has, the Orange has gotten this far by taking each game one at a time.Even after its dramatic quarterfinal victory, SU knew the win wouldn’t matter unless it could beat the top-seeded Gators. Once again, Syracuse has grasped the magnitude of the situation-even in the small 24-hour window following the win.‘It’s a dream come true,’ Murray said. ‘… We had always gone to these games as kids, and we used to think it was so cool with all those girls playing in it. And now that we’re all here, it’s an even cooler feeling because it’s actually you and you have fans watching you, looking up to you and then you just want to win it because it’s such a long journey throughout the season.‘… It’s been quite a ride and it’s really awesome that I get to be a part of it.’[email protected]last_img read more

LIVE: Chesang leads Uganda’s senior women

first_img3.50pm: Long distance ace Stella Chesang, 11th at the last World Cross Country championships, will lead Uganda’ quest for a second medal in the team event.Uganda will be hoping to better the bronze they won at the last championships in 2015. 7Lexy GILMOURAUS 90Mekhrangez NAZAROVATJK 20Victoria COATESCAN 28Diana LANDIECU 45Zerfie LIMENEHETH 51Rebecca MURRAYGBR 42Gebeyanesh AYELEETH 43Dera DIDAETH 80Andrea STEYNRSA 91Emily CHEBETUGA 2Rima CHENAHALG 102Natosha ROGERSUSA 92Rachael Zena CHEBETUGA 86Maylelina Issa MBUATAN 85Failuna Abdi MATANGATAN 67Lavinia HAITOPENAM 16Ruth JEBETBRN 100Sarah PAGANOUSA 87Sara RAMADHANITAN 19Lisa BROOKINGCAN 10Virginia MOLONEYAUS 58Hyvin Kiyeng JEPKEMOIKEN 22Kathryn HARRISONCAN 5Nawal YAHIALG 23Julie-Anne STAEHLICAN 31Carmen TOAQUIZAECU 41Teresa URBINAESP 95Doreen CHESANGUGA 74Nélida SULCAPER 4Riham SENANIALG 97Elaina BALOURISUSA 94Doreen CHEMUTAIUGA 30Katherine TISALEMAECU 6Bridey DELANEYAUS 17Desi MOKONINBRN 55Kaori MORITAJPN 34Simret WELDEGHABRERI 26Simone Christensen GLADDEN 104Rudo MHONDERWAZIM 60Alice Aprot NAWOWUNAKEN 40Irene PELAYOESP 13Mema TIANGOBOT 89Angelina Daniel TSERETAN 25CIRENCUOMUCHN 68Hannah ADEWALENGR 61Lilian Kasait RENGERUKKEN 46Belaynesh OLJIRAETH 70Rose LANGENGR 73Jovana DE LA CRUZPER 32Ruth KIBREABERI 50Emily HOSKER-THORNHILLGBR 48Mariama T. JALLOWGAM 36Yohana YEMANEERI 83Nomvula NTSHALINTSHALISWZ 96Stella CHESANGUGA 1Amina BETTICHEALG 29Jessica PAGUAYECU 57Irene Chepet CHEPTAIKEN 53Yuka HORIJPN 72Naomi YUNANANGR 39Ana LOZANOESP 78Louisa LEBALLORSA 18Bontu REBITUBRN 27Anna Emilie MØLLERDEN 64Nadia DAGHERLBN 8Anna KELLYAUS 9Gemma MAINIAUS 103Ruth MWENYAZAM 44Sentayehu LEWETEGNETH 56Fumika SASAKIJPN 35Nazret WELDUERI 24Claire SUMNERCAN 82Gayanthika ARTIGALA ABERATHNASRI 81Glenrose XABARSA 37Azucena DÍAZESP 75Gladys TEJEDAPER 76Soledad TORREPER 14Rose CHELIMOBRN 84Siata Romanus KALINGATAN 79Kesaoleboga MOLOTSANERSA 3Kenza DAHMANI TIFAHIALG 52Louise SMALLGBR 54Mao ICHIYAMAJPN 65Neheng KHATALALES 12Cavaline NAHIMANABDI 47Senbere TEFERIETH 33Kokob TESFAGABRERI 59Faith Chepngetich KIPYEGONKEN 62Agnes Jebet TIROPKEN 71Obilor LORINENGR 63Sylvie ANTOUNLBN 66Eliane SAHOLINIRINAMAD 49Claire DUCKGBR 93Mercyline CHELANGATUGA 88Magdalena SHAURITAN 15Eunice Chebichii CHUMBABRN 69Unity AMOSNGR ORDER / LANEATHLETECOUNTRYSB 2017 38Trihas GEBREESP 99Stephanie BRUCEUSA 11Emily RYANAUS 101Emily PRITTUSA 98Aliphine Chepkerker TULIAMUKUSA 21Sasha GOLLISHCAN 77Sherilene GELDERBLOMRSA Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Nelson Leafs open KIJHL season hosting weekend doubleheader

first_img“In the exhibition season we never really played with a full lineup on purpose, so (Friday) our fans will see our full roster,” McLellan explained.“We’ve got a good group of players here,” he added. “Our defence is full of rookies and are still learning how to play but we’re very happy with what we’ve got.”New players to the roster include forward Andy Fitzpatrick from Calgary, 17-year-old Max Daerendinger of Vancouver and netminder Joseph Barton of Victoria.McLellan is please to see Jordan Davie in the lineup. Davie, a 6’1″, 195-pound bruiser, was acquired during the offseason from Victoria.Local minor hockey players expected to fill out the roster include forwards Sam Webber, Nolan Percival, defencemen Aigne McGeady-Bruce as well as returnees Austin Lindsay, Brendan Smith, Tyler Fyfe and Blair Andrews.McLellan was also able to convince trio of rising stars from Castlegar, Tanner Costa, Ren Mason and Ellis Junker, to join the Green and White.However, training camp officially ends this weekend when the Leafs host a pair of KIJHL heavyweights.“I go into every game thinking we’re playing the best team in the league,” McLellan said, who hasn’t had a chance to scout the two upcoming opponents.“That’s the way I approach every game and I tell the players the same thing.”Fans will see if the busy offseason can transfer into the Leafs being one of those league’s best teams.LEAF NOTES: Season tickets are now on sale at Mallard’s Source for sports, the NDCC Arena and during Leafs home games. For more information contact [email protected] . . . . Nelson continues its home stand Friday, September 18 against Spokane Braves before heading for the road to meet Grand Forks, Sunday, September 20. Nelson concludes the first month of the season with a two-game road swing to Princeton and Osoyoos, September 25 & 26, respectively. It’s a busy time of a season for any hockey coach in amateur or professional.And it’s no different for Leaf boss Dave McLellan.The second year skipper of the Leafs, who is back having a full offseason to recruit, has been working the phones continually trying to solidify the roster on the eve of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League opening weekend.“We’ve got 23 players carded right now,” McLellan said as Leafs open the 2015-16 season at home with a pair of games Friday against Kelowna Chiefs and Saturday versus the Fernie Ghostriders.“Basically the roster has been finalized . . . plus or minus one of two guys we’ve recruited still as Junior A camps.”Nelson enters the season after going 3-1 in the brief, but very successful, exhibition season.After splitting with Beaver Valley, Nelson reeled off two straight wins over Castlegar — the second a 6-5 victory Wednesday in the Sunflower City.last_img read more

Microsoft Sets SOAP Free

first_imgBuried in the recent news is an olive branch from Microsoft to the Open Source community.  Microsoft has a large list of patents related to SOAP and Web Services specifications.  Last week Microsoft announced that they would not seek claims on these patents, and they have dubbed their new policy the Open Specification Promise (OSP).This new policy covers Microsoft’s patents on WSDL, SOAP, and WS-* technologies like WS-Security and WS-Trust.  Developers are free to implement or make use of any of these patented technologies at no cost and with no need to reference Microsoft as a part of their implementation.  Currently there are 35 specifications covered by the OSP.Open Source developers try to distance themselves from patented technology.  With Microsoft’s announcement, Open Source developers can use the technology without having to pay any royalties to Microsoft or to sign any kind of license agreement.Tom Robertson, general manager for interoperability and standards at Microsoft said “Because Web services are a being widely adopted across the industry and with our customers, we decided to remove any potential questions about the widespread use of our IP in the implementation of these specifications.”Open Source vendors have endorsed the Microsoft policy.  Mark Webbink, deputy general counsel at Red Hat commented:  “Red Hat believes that the text of the OSP gives sufficient flexibility to implement the listed specifications in software licensed under free and open source licenses. We commend Microsoft’s efforts to reach out to representatives from the open source community and solicit their feedback on this text, and Microsoft’s willingness to make modifications in response to our comments.”WS-* standards have been bogged down for some time.  This new stance from Microsoft might be what’s needed to encourage a wider use of these standards within Open Source projects.  That should lead to broader support of Web Services and SOA in general.last_img read more

Unsecured speeding cameras wide open to smart city hackers

first_imgHow Connected Communities Can Bolster Your Busi… How IoT Will Play an Important Role in Traffic … Donal Power Surveillance at the Heart of Smart Cities Related Posts center_img For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… Security concerns about Internet of Things (IoT) consumer gear has now spread to speeding cameras used in smart cities.TheNewspaper.com rang alarm bells about the proliferation of connected smart city technology that is vulnerable to hackers.Specifically it reported on worrying Kaspersky Lab research that found a large number of connected speeding cameras deployed in smart city initiatives were easily hackable.Kaspersky published its results in a paper for a conference that looked at smart city security hazards.The Russian researchers explored the security vulnerabilities related to smart city technology using the Shodan search engine. They suspected many cities are deploying IoT devices to jump on the smart city bandwagon without fully examining how secure the technology is.In their research they found many instances of traffic cameras that were vulnerable to hackers, made by vendors like Redflex Traffic Systems.“We found speedcam IP addresses by pure chance… We decided to check that passwords were being used,” said Vladimir Dashchenko and Denis Makrushin from Kaspersky Lab.“Imagine our surprise when we realized there was no password and the entire video stream was available to all Internet users. Openly broadcast data includes not only the video stream itself, but additional data, such as the geographical coordinates of cameras, as well.”A roadmap to hacking a smart city?Security weaknesses extended into other municipal systems via routers and other equipment used for automated ticketing.The cause of these vulnerabilities are usually neglectful system administrators often do not set up passwords when installing IoT devices, opening them up to hackers from around the globe.“Even in not so smart cities, those devices are already processing gigabytes of citizens’ data and unfortunately are not always secure enough to defend against third parties set on manipulating them,” said the Kaspersky researchers.This follows earlier reports that the U.S. government is increasingly worried that IoT  technology harbors lurking security threats, particularly from terrorists. Various government departments had set up initiatives to assessing the threat posed by this new technology, and to find ways to properly combat next-generation terrorism tactics. Tags:#hackers#IoT#Kaspersky Lab#Redflex#security#Smart Cities last_img read more

Cinema 4D Tips for Beginners

first_imgFast-track your 3D skills with these awesome Cinema 4D tips.Cinema 4D can be a very intimidating program to learn if you are new to 3D software. Unfortunately, this learning curve keeps many people from ever developing the skills to use Cinema 4D correctly – but not you.You are a motivated individual that loves learning new things. And this quick video tutorial is full of new things for anyone interested in learning the necessary basics of Cinema 4D. Notable hints covered in the video include:Importing Photoshop PathsImporting Background ImagesFixing Broken SplinesUndoing Camera MovementUsing EmittersHiding a Cloner ObjectComparing Renders in the Picture Viewer The video was first shared by the good people at Rate My Funeral. Thanks for sharing, guys!Interested in learning more Cinema 4D hints and tricks? Of course you are. Check out these resources:Cinema 4D Tips and Tricks – PremiumBeatFree Cinema 4D Textures and Materials – PremiumBeatOver 20 New Cinema 4D Tips and Tricks – GreyScaleGorillaHave any other must-learn tips for Cinema 4D beginners? Share in the comments below.last_img read more