first_imgA Donegal man charged with the murder of his elderly parents has been remanded in custody following a brief court appearance.Julian Cuddihy appeared in court today. Pic by Northwest News Pix.Julian Cuddihy (42), of Churchtown, Carndonagh, appeared in court at a remand hearing atHarristown District Court in Co Roscommon, which is adjacent to Castlerea Prison, reports the Irish Times. He is charged with the murder of his parents Jimmy (77) and Kathleen (73) at the family home in Carndonagh on or around October 22nd.Mr Cuddihy has been in custody at Castlrea since he was remanded at a sitting of Ballyshannon District Court on October 24th.Judge Geoffrey Browne remanded Mr Cuddihy in custody to appear before Harristown District Court on February 13th.The accused man consented to his further remand.INISHOWEN MAN CHARGED WITH PARENTS’ MURDERS APPEARS IN COURT was last modified: January 16th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:courtInishowenJulian Cuddihymurderlast_img read more

PPC in Zimbabwean expansion drive

first_img “The construction of additional cement capacity will ensure that PPC continues to be a key player in the development of infrastructure in Zimbabwe and neighbouring countries,” Gordhan said. “It is totally in line with our stated strategy of growing our non-South African revenue from the current 21% to at least 40% by 2016. “Not only will this investment address the expected future increase in cement demand in Zimbabwe, but create employment opportunities, beneficiation of the country’s mineral reserves and a significant growth opportunity for our indigenisation partners,” said PHL’s managing director, Zak Limbada. PPC is the leading supplier of cement in southern Africa, with eight cement manufacturing facilities and three milling depots in South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe with total capacity of eight-million tons cement annually. PPC also produces aggregates, metallurgical-grade lime, burnt dolomite and limestone, and exports cement and lime to various African countries. SAinfo reporter 11 February 2013 South African cement manufacturer Pretoria Portland Cement’s (PPC’s) Zimbabwean subsidiary, Portland Holdings Limited (PHL), is to build a new cement plant in the country to service its markets in Zimbabwe and Mozambique. The announcement was made during PHL’s centenary celebrations in Harare on 6 February. “The preliminary study for a new plant in the Mashonaland province is at an advanced stage and a significant investment has already been made in exploration drilling at various locations,” PPC said in a statement. A feasibility study will be carried out, as well as the selection of a supplier. “In recent years our investment in Zimbabwe has show strong growth on the back of a more buoyant and stable economy,” said PPC’s chief executive officer, Ketso Gordhan. “This, together with the fact that PPC has received an indigenisation certificate makes us optimistic about the future of the economy and the country as a whole.” The new plant will produce about one-million tonnes of cement annually, and will work with the separate grinding facility being constructed in Tete in Mozambique.last_img read more

Mobile Data Explosion: 75 Exabytes by 2015

first_imgsarah perez What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Also expected to grow dramatically is tablet device use, which will increase 205-fold from 2010 to 2015, the highest growth rate for any device category. Combined with smartphones, laptops and other portable tablet devices, this group of personal devices will account for 87% of the global mobile traffic by 2015.Tablets in particular will generate 248 petabytes per month by 2015 – that’s more than the entire global mobile network did in 2010 (237 petabytes per month)! The same will also be true for machine-to-machine connections – 295 petabytes in 2015. Worldwide mobile data traffic is due to increase 26-fold to 75 exabytes annually, says networking giant Cisco in its latest report, the Cisco Visual Networking Index Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast for 2010 to 2015. To put that in perspective, that’s the equivalent of 19 billion DVDs, 536 quadrillion SMS text messages or 75 times the amount of global Internet IP data (fixed and mobile data) in the year 2000.It’s also a major increase from Cisco’s report last year, which forecasted an increase to 40 exabytes by 2014.If you don’t know what an exabyte is, it’s 1 billion gigabytes. A gigabyte is a term you’re probably familiar with as most personal computer hard drives are measured in gigabytes (abbreviated “GB”). For example, a low-end MacBook Pro has a 250 GB hard drive.Compared with Last YearIn last year’s annual snapshot of mobile data traffic, Cisco had predicted traffic would jump from 0.09 exabytes per month in 2009 to 0.2 exabytes per month in 2010, and by 2014, it would reach 3.6 exabytes per month.Those figures (at least for 2010), were right on the mark – even a little lower than what the actual data collected ended up showing. According to this latest report, the monthly data traffic in 2010 was 237 petabytes per month, while Cisco had predicted 204.8 petabytes previously (0.2 exabytes = 204.8 petabytes). Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Contributing to the increased consumption, too, is the increasing global mobile network connection speeds. The average connection speed doubled from 2009 to 2010 and will increase 10-fold by 2015. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement By RegionMobile data traffic is now outpacing fixed broadband traffic, says Cisco. Last year, it grew 4.2 times as fast. The regions with the highest growth rates are the Middle East and Africa, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 129%.Latin America will have a 111% CAGR, Central and Eastern Europe will have a 102% CAGR, Asia-Pacific a 101% CAGR, Western Europe a 91% CAGR, North America an 83% CAGR and Japan a 70% CAGR. Tags:#mobile#NYT#Trends#web By 2015: 6.3 Exabytes per MonthNow Cisco is extending its earlier forecast to 2015, the year when mobile data traffic will reach 6.3 exabytes per month,  a compound annual growth rate of 92%.By 2015, there will be more than 5.6 billion personal devices, like smartphones and tablets, connected to mobile networks as well as 1.5 billion machine-to-machine nodes – a stat that’s equivalent to nearly one mobile connection for every person on earth, says Cisco.Today’s average mobile connection generates 65 megabytes of traffic per month, which is about 15 MP3 music files. By 2015, that will increase 17 times to 1,118 megabytes per month, or 260 MP3’s.Growth Trends: Mobile Video, TabletsThe continuing mobile data surge comes from, in large part, mobile video traffic. This traffic is expected to represent 66% of all mobile data traffic by 2015. Related Posts For a more detailed look into these findings, you can download the full report from here. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Longer sessions of legislatures makes govt. more responsible, says Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla

first_imgLok Sabha Speaker Om Birla Sunday suggested longer sessions of legislatures and asked legislators to raise more questions, saying this makes a government more accountable. Speaking at the inaugural session of an one-day programme for orientation of members of the Rajasthan Assembly, he called on legislators to rise above party lines and take part in debates in the House in the interest of the state and the country. The Lok Sabha Speaker said a minister gets more scope to review his department if the number of questions related to his portfolio raised in the legislature is high. He suggested that sessions should be longer as it makes a government more responsible. Mr. Birla, who has been a member of the Rajasthan assembly, also said the tradition of storming into the Well of the House is not good as it usually leads to adjournment. “One does not become a leader by storming into the Well (of the House). I have made it clear in the Lok sabha that the time has changed. Now, it is the time when a member speaks in the House and the people like them, he said.Mr. Birla said protests in the Well of the House leads to adjournment and this has been told to the members of the Lok Sabha. “When the Lok Sabha runs properly, this will be followed by State assemblies too,” he said. The Speaker said that members should speak on issues under rules of business and should level allegations on the basis of facts and in a modest manner. Mr. Birla said he on different occasions has cited the examples of parliamentary traditions that are followed in the Rajasthan assembly. Rajasthan Assembly Speaker C.P. Joshi said the programme will enhance the capacity of members and give them an opportunity to learn more about the parliamentary procedures. Rajasthan Chief minister Ashok Gehlot also said such programmes helps members increase their understanding about the rules and parliamentary traditions. Leader of Opposition Gulab Chand kataria and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Shati Dhariwal also addressed the inaugural session. Besides the present members of the house, several ex-MLAs also attended the programme held in the assembly.Mr. Birla on Sunday also launched the new website and a mobile app of Rajasthan assembly. The site has information on complete house proceedings since the first in 1952 whereas the app provides information like details of members of the house, questions and list of business.last_img read more

2017 NTL Referee Upgrades

first_imgCongratulations to the following referees on receiving upgrades at the 2017 National Touch League.Level 4OpenTess LeahyJack Van Lohuizen Level 5OpenMatt ButlerAlec ClarkIsaac CossonVince CostiganMike EllisLachlan FreshwaterBen HarrisAdam HoganMitchell KennedyPatrick MoranJonathon Powyer Benjamin RogersLawren Sullivan SeniorAnthony BradleyCraig ButlerSimon BernieJohn ClarkPaul KeyteMike KenderesJoe MercuriMark MontgomeryGregory OatenBrendan O’FlynnDarren Toms Level 6OpenTim Ah SeePhilip BalcombeChristopher BensteadPatrick CostiganJake DavisJustin HillDean MacDonaldRobert McKayAlexander McCahonAdam TurnerAndrew WatkinsAlison WattersNicole WestAndrew YonSeniorPeter CrampIvan GiammarcoJoshua Little Paul RichardsonDavid TewkesburyJohn ViklundRelated LinksNTL Referee Upgradeslast_img read more

10 months agoAC Milan president Scaroni: Paqueta deal proof of Elliott commitment

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say AC Milan president Scaroni: Paqueta deal proof of Elliott commitmentby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan president Paolo Scaroni says their deal for Lucas Paqueta is proof of owner Elliott Management’s commitment.The Rossoneri paid €35m plus up to €10m in bonuses to Flamengo for the attacker.“This signing confirms the intentions of Elliott to bring Milan back to the top,” said Scaroni in the presentation Press conference.“This move does not mean Milan don’t have a clear strategy of following Financial Fair Play rules, as it fits well within it and we consider it a transfer that takes us towards where we want to go.”Director Leonardo was trusted with identifying the talent from Brazil and bringing him to San Siro.“Although these are early days, he played a very important part in the Flamengo side that finished second in their division. We have a project that we want to put in place and he has everything required, both as a player and a man, to help us achieve this. He can above all really improve a great deal.“I think he can bring more joy, creativity and a Brazilian approach to Milan. We’re not comparing him to Kaka, but clearly in the past Milan were in a different situation and had been winning for some years. We’ve just had a change of ownership, are a team under construction and Paquetá is part of a project going forward that must be given time to grow.“Above all, his arrival proves we want an attack-minded and creative Milan side that is truly positive when on the ball. He has the characteristics we want to see in this Milan team.” last_img read more

Legal fight over South Lake Tahoe rental home restrictions

first_imgRENO, Nev. — Property and business owners at Lake Tahoe are suing to block new restrictions on short-term vacation rentals they say are wreaking havoc on visiting families planning to spend the holidays at the mountain resort.A lawyer for the South Lake Tahoe Property Owners Group hoped to secure a temporary injunction Wednesday in California’s El Dorado County Superior Court suspending the new rental rules voters approved in November.But Andrew Pierce says Judge Michael McLaughlin cited an unspecified conflict of interest and recused himself from the case. A new hearing date hasn’t been set yet.A ban on short-term rentals affecting 1,400 properties outside South Lake Tahoe’s main tourist corridor doesn’t begin until 2020.But Pierce says a cap on the number of people who can stay in a rental home already has gone into effect. He says it’s unconstitutional.Scott Sonner, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Heavy Rainfall warning issued for Fort Nelson and Muncho Lake

first_imgSee the full warning below.Issued at 2018-06-24 17:44 UTC by Environment Canada:Rainfall warning issued for:Fort Nelson, B.C. (088100)Current details:Rain, at times heavy, is expected.An approaching low-pressure system will move across the BC interior on Monday and then stall near the BC-Alberta-NWT border. As the low tracks across BC, heavy rain will develop Monday morning over the Fort Nelson and Muncho Lake Park – Stone Mountain Park regions. Rain amounts of 50 to 70 mm are expected by Tuesday morning.Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible.Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to [email protected] or tweet reports using #BCStorm. More details on the alert are available here.The latest status and details on all alerts, including alerts that are not part of your subscription, can be found here: FORT NELSON, B.C. – Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for Fort Nelson and along the Alaska Highway up to Muncho Lake.On top of the Severe Thunderstorm Watch that is also in effect for the same region, Environment Canada now says the region could see 50 to 70 mm of rain by Tuesday morning.An approaching low-pressure system will move across the BC interior on Monday and then stall near the BC-Alberta-NWT border. As the low tracks across BC, heavy rain will develop Monday morning over the Fort Nelson and Muncho Lake Park – Stone Mountain Park regions.last_img read more