Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleStudying during Coronavirus: Heywood student on prepping for state exams in a pandemicNext articleDeaths in Laois – Sunday, April 26, 2020 Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Twitter Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp BREAKING: 52 more deaths from Coronavirus in Ireland Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Facebook Electric Picnic 1,063 people have now died from Coronavirus in Ireland – an increase of 52 from yesterday.It is important to note that not all of these people passed away today and that this is the number that were reported to the Department of Health today.These people will have passed away in recent days and not just today.As of 1pm Saturday 25th April, the HPSC has been notified of 377 new confirmed cases of COVID-19.There is now a total of 18,561 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.Meanwhile, a consultant in infectious disease has said it would be premature to reduce social restrictions, and that if they are eased at this point, Covid-19 will come back.Prof Sam McConkey of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland said that people have to pull together and accept the message from the Chief Medical Officer not to become complacent about moving about more.He said that despite a reduction in the reproduction number of the novel coronavirus, it would take several weeks further for a virus to “fizzle out”.Today’s data from the HPSC, as of midnight, Thursday 23rd April (17,420 cases), reveals:· 57% are female and 43% are male· the median age of confirmed cases is 49 years· 2,536 cases (14%) have been hospitalised· Of those hospitalised, 344 cases have been admitted to ICU· 4,847 cases are associated with healthcare workers· Dublin has the highest number of cases at 9,010 (50% of all cases) followed by Cork with 1,103 cases (6%)· Of those for whom transmission status is known: community transmission accounts for 48%, close contact accounts for 48%, travel abroad accounts for 4%SEE ALSO – Laois parents open up about difficulties of having a premature baby in a pandemic Electric Picnic By Alan Hartnett – 25th April 2020 News Facebook Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Twitter WhatsApp Home News BREAKING: 52 more deaths from Coronavirus in Ireland News TAGSCoronavirusCovid-19
Award winning events company Threshold Sports (acquired by Infront earlier this year) has announced the launch of HEINEKEN Race to the Castle, the latest addition to its endurance sports event portfolio.Taking place on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th June 2020, the 100km ultra marathon will pass by and promote a number of local historical landmarks in North East England. This includes a finish at Bamburgh Castle, a royal fortress which has stood guard over Northumberland for over 1,400 years.The route will take a mixture of runners, joggers and walkers across some of the most varied terrain the UK has to offer. Participants will start in Kirkharle and make their way through Northumberland National Park where they will have to overcome a variety of terrains including hilly woodland and moorlands.Winding along the River Coquet, the route then takes on challenging coastline of the North East. Here participants are faced with sandy trails all the way to the finish at Bamburgh Castle.A variety of packages are available for those who wish to take the event on in one go and for those who would prefer to tackle the route over two days.Participants can camp at the half way Basecamp located in Acklington. This offers food and drink, bars, massages, tents and hot showers. Prices start from £64.The launch of HEINEKEN Race to the Castle will mark Threshold Sports’ first venture into the North East of England. The event will become the fourth ultra-marathon in its Trail Series, which includes Race to the Tower, Race to the King and Dixons Carphone Race to the Stones.Threshold Sports CEO Nick Tuppen said “We’re incredibly excited to bring our latest major event to the North East. This region has some of the most breath-taking scenery in Great Britain and we can’t wait to open its door to our community of runners and walkers. They have already voiced how excited they are too.”He added, “We are always looking to offer our participants something truly unique and provide the highest level of support so they can go further than they ever thought possible.“HEINEKEN Race to the Castle will bring around 2,000 people from all over the country and further a field into the region to appreciate its beauty and invest in local businesses. We’re sure next year will be the first of many.”www.racetothecastle.com Related
Daily Postcard: The full ‘Corn Moon’ setting early Wednesday morning west of Los Alamos. Normally, the September Full Moon is the Harvest Moon. The Harvest Moon is the Full Moon closest to the Autumnal Equinox, which will be the Full Moon Oct. 1 this year. Source: farmersalmanac.com. Photo by Marc Bailey
Sagemcom has launched a new range of open and multi-purpose Lora™ sensors complementing its end-to-end IoT solution. The brand new sensors have an embedded accelerometer, thermometer and barometer allowing it to be customized according to the customers’ use case. Easy customization and tuning enable will allow any service operator and application provider to design new services.In compliance with the LoRa™ Alliance standards, these sensors are longstanding and energy-efficient. Sagemcom patents have been particularly effective in radio use and were selected by Objenious, a subsidiary of Bouygues Telecom dedicated to the Internet of Things, to satisfy their testing needs.Sagemcom is a founding member of the LoRa™ Alliance and will be present at the Mobile World Congress exhibiting the latest range of solutions.
U.S. Congressman Brendan Boyle has introduced a resolution in Congress opposing the re-imposition of a hard border in Northern Ireland. Congressman Brendan Boyle introduced a resolution on Tuesday, outlining opposition to the establishment of a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic.“One of the great foreign policy achievements of the 20th century was the Good Friday Agreement (GFA),” Boyle said. “Brokered by US Special Envoy George Mitchell, and agreed to by the UK, Republic of Ireland, and leading parties in Northern Ireland, it eliminated the hard border that then existed between Northern Ireland the rest of Ireland.“Now Brexit threatens this. A hard border would eliminate the free flow of people between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, which has proved fundamental to promoting peace and unity,” he added.Tánaiste Simon Coveney is due to travel to Washington DC next week where he will meet key figures in the Irish-American caucus on Capitol Hill amid growing concern in Congress about the direction of Brexit.“Given the United States is a close ally of both the UK and Republic of Ireland, and given the United States played a leading role in helping facilitate the GFA, it is now time for the United States Congress to make clear we stand in strong opposition to a hard border. “We must not go backwards.”The resolution, which was introduced on Tuesday, has now been referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs for consideration.It notes that the people of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland voted overwhelmingly in favour of the Belfast Agreement in a referendum on May 22nd, 1998.It also highlights the fact the US is one of the guarantors of the agreement.Donegal Congressman Boyle brings plan opposing hard border to US government was last modified: February 2nd, 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) Tags:Brendan BoyleBrexitDonegal borderhard borderIrish border
Athletes on this year’s track team include a group of cross-country runners. Marshfield High School track photoBy Darren KiefferMARSHFIELD – The future looks bright for the Marshfield boys track team.Randy Hartwig is entering his fourth season as the Marshfield boys varsity coach, showing an immense amount of optimism for his squad. Coach Hartwig has been a part of many track athletes’ careers as he has been with Marshfield dating back to 1993, when he was the middle school boys track coach.State level talent can be hard to find, especially being a Division 1 track school, but Coach Hartwig expressed positive feelings when talking about potential back-to-back state qualifiers in Joey Goettl and Adam Maki.Joey Goettl competed in the triple jump for Marshfield at the state meet last year and positioned 18th with a best jump of 41 feet, 11.5 inches.Adam Maki qualified as a pole vaulter at last year’s state meet and positioned 13th with a vault of 13 feet. Coach Hartwig explained that Adam has taken over as a beneficial leader for the team. “He is a kid that leads by example. He’s there first and leaves last. He is definitely someone that you notice due to his big leadership role on the team,” Hartwig said.Athletes on this year’s track team include a group of cross-country runners. Joseph and Joshua McKee competed at the state cross country meet this year and will be key runners in both the one-mile and two-mile races. Carter Chojnacki will also be running in longer distance races. A youthful Henry Hornemann, who achieved all-conference honors as a freshman in cross country, rounds out that group.Sam Hinson, Caden Pierce, and Addison Hill are all short and mid-distance runners that could have a breakout year, and Dawson Tyseer is looking to make a run in pole vaulting behind leader Adam Maki. “We are really excited about our pole vault team, as we are looking to place one and two in big meets with Adam and Dawson,” Coach Hartwig added.
Product lifecycle management (PLM) is the process of managing the complete lifecycle of a product. The PLM lifecycle includes the steps of design, manufacture, service and disposal of the product.In 2004, the global industry group for PLM practitioners, known as the PLM Interest Group (PLMIG) was formed. The group sponsors workshops in Europe and the US so that PLM subject matter and best practices can be communicated.In June 2014, a proposal was developed by PLMIG to create the PLM International Research Foundation (PLM-IRF). The foundation will be tasked with working with industrial companies and academic and research organizations to collaborate on improving and advancing PLM techniques.
Download Now A new technology called complex event processing (CEP) processes data flows directly before storage in a database. CEP is currently being adopted in fields like marketing, social infrastructure, and particularly financial markets. In the future, it’s likely to be used in applications such as smart grids that use IT to manage electric energy efficiently.Japan’s NTT Data is the country’s leader in applying large-scale, real-time data analysis based on CEP. After an evaluation, it chose the Intel® Xeon® processor E7 family, which has approximately 1.5 times the performance of the Intel Xeon processor 7500 series NTT was using and can support more than 10,000 sensors. The evaluation also showed the difference from enabling or disabling Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (for multi-threaded processing) and Intel® Turbo Boost Technology (for automatically boosting the core clock frequency).“The improvement in performance means we can analyze a wider range of bridge information with high precision. Similarly, greater processing capacity per unit means more bridges monitored by one server, for better cost/performance,” explained Yoko Inaba, assistant manager of the Information Technology Deployment Center at NTT’s Research and Development Headquarters.To learn more, download our new NTT business success story. As always, you can find this one, and many others, on the Intel.com Business Success Stories for IT Managers page (www.intel.com/itcasestudies).