19 01 20

first_imgSea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City MOST READ Regardless of the coaching situation, Pasaol said UE is just doing whatever it can to be in peak form.“Our mindset is preparing for the season because we know that whoever the coach is, the goal for us is to make it to the Final Four,” he said. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Gilas’ Tratter shows up for D-League team ahead of Australia tripcenter_img Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Pasaol, who made it to the Mythical Five this past UAAP Season 80, is making headway in his game with this stint in the developmental league, averaging 6.3 points, 4 rebounds, and 1.3 assists so far for the Skippers.But the same couldn’t be said for the rest of the Red Warriors, who have yet to find a new father figure following the departure of Derrick Pumaren.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkReports over the past week have named current NU Bullpups head tactician Goldwin Monteverde as the likely successor to the post.“The management said that we’ll meet the new coach by Monday. But I think the team wasn’t able to meet anyone earlier. Though, we’re hearing news from the management, we still don’t know if it’s really coach Goldwin,” he shared. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours PBA IMAGESAs much as Alvin Pasaol is sharpening his game in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup, the super scorer insisted on how important it is for University of the East to formally name its new head coach.“The team is preparing and training hard, but we need to have a coach who will guide us because we’re playing in so many preseason leagues,” Pasaol said.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

17 01 20

first_imgParticipants in the walkathon pose for a photo with Minister within the Public Health Ministry, Dr Karen CummingsWomen have been urged to endorse exclusive breastfeeding, which is the best option for the majority of infants, as Guyana begins its observance of National Breastfeeding Week 2016.“Today, I urge you all to continue to promote exclusive breastfeeding in whatever way you can, so that our babies can enjoy healthy lives from birth and that you use all available channels to spread the virtues of exclusive breastfeeding,” Minister within the Public Health Ministry, Dr Karen Cummings told a walkathon on Sunday morning which kicked off the week of activities.According to the Government Information Agency (GINA), the walkathon saw the participation of Minister Cummings, patient care assistants and midwives and doctors of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).Launched under the theme, “Breastfeeding: a key to sustainable development”, the week of activities seeks to further equip maternal healthcare workers, mothers and even fathers with the requisite knowledge and information to achieve 100 per cent exclusive breastfeeding across Guyana.Exclusive breastfeeding is a distinctive process that provides perfect nutrition for infants, and contributes to their growth and development.The Public Health Ministry will be heightening promotion and awareness of the need for mothers to practice exclusive breastfeeding.Nurses and other maternal healthcare personnel also advocated for the implementation of the six-month exclusive breastfeeding policy in Guyana, since the current rate stands at only 23 per cent, according to a United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) report.The World Health Organisation (WHO) states that women should breastfeed their babies for six months, since it reduces the risk of babies becoming infected, creates bonding between mother and child, and prevents ovarian cancer.Minister Cummings said, “Registered dieticians, nutritionists and dietetic technicians should continue efforts to shift the norm of infant feeding away from the use of human milk substitute towards human milk feeds.”Assistant Director of Nursing Services Keith Alonzo highlighted that the theme for this year’s observance of National Breastfeeding Week lent it to creating awareness of the links between breastfeeding and sustainable development.Alonzo said there were five main areas related to breastfeeding and the Sustainable Development Goals. These are nutrition and food security, health and well-being and survival for human beings, environment and climate change, work productivity empowerment, social protection and sustainable partnership, and the rule of law.National Breastfeeding Week will continue with a number of countrywide symposiums and workshops that will further educate mothers and promote exclusive breastfeeding.last_img read more

12 01 20

first_imgStemming from a recent meeting with the Business Ministry (MoB), the United Minibus Union (UMU) now has at its disposal a draft of the Code of Conduct for Minibus Operators.This was last week related to this newspaper by President of the UMU, Eon Andrews, during a telephone interview. Andrews said he expects to again meet with the Business Minister by November 25, to make any changes to the draft which may be necessary, and to have it implemented.According to him, the UMU and the MoB collaborated to produce the document, but “there are some adjustments we may need to make”.He explained, “Well, the Ministry has agreed to what is there, but if there is any little adjustment we need to make, we can do that quickly; and then it will be put forward by the union, endorsed by the Ministry”.The importance of having a standard code of conduct set for those operators — since the system is currently “out of control” — was reiterated by Andrews during a previous interview.Andrews disclosed that some of the areas the Code of Conduct is intended to address are: operators’ mode of dress; general conduct, such as not overloading buses, not playing loud and lewd music, not driving under the influence of alcohol; and the way operators speak to passengers.Andrews pointed out that, as promised, the UMU had meetings with representatives of the various bus routes, and according to him, they all endorsed the draft Code of Conduct.Andrews had, last month, assured that after the draft was created, representatives of the various minibus routes would be summoned to meet with the Business Ministry and the UMU, and those representatives would inform their drivers of what is expected of them.Andrews had said the Code of Conduct was extremely vital, especially with the potentially lucrative oil and gas sector expected to come on stream by 2020.He explained that the sector would reel in tourists and other important persons who would, at some time, have need to use public transportation, whose operators are presently unprepared to be the ambassadors they ought to be.The UMU had initially announced plans to establish a Code of Conduct for Bus Drivers back in August, when plans were revealed to increase minibus fares by $20 for 10 operating routes.The announcement to set a standard code of conduct for public transportation operators was well received by passengers, as far too many commuters would have vented their anger on social media at the ruthless behaviour of drivers in the different routes.Although some passengers have welcomed the initiative, others have been more concerned about the drivers living up to what is expected of them.In relation to this concern, Andrews has assured that a hotline would be implemented to facilitate passengers making reports of breaches made by transportation providers in this regard.last_img read more

12 01 20

first_img– as Region 10 Tourism Association hosts Diaspora tourMembers of the Diaspora were treated to a Diaspora tour of Linden and interactive luncheon on Monday, facilitated by the Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) Tourism Development Association (RTDA).A section of the gathering on MondayThe initiative saw more than 20 members from the Diaspora participating thus allowing them an opportunity to view numerous tourism sites in the community as well as seek out possible approaches to collaborative investment.The members were drawn from countries such as the United States, Nigeria, Jamaica and others who are part of the Diaspora Committee.Following a tour of various sites in the community, an interactive luncheon was hosted at the Watooka Complex, which saw numerous presentations whereby members of the Diaspora were given an opportunity to interact with officials.Speaking at the event, Minister within the Agriculture Ministry, Valerie Adams-Yearwood pointed to agriculture and its impact on the tourism sector.Linden Chamber of Industry, Commerce and Development (LCICD) President Victor Fernandes, in his remarks, encouraged the members of the Diaspora to seek opportunities to invest in the community, noting that it was “ripe for investment” as he pointed to various prospects such as eco-tourism and hospitality.Fernandes said plans were in place to make Linden one of the main destinations in Guyana with its natural habitat, flora and fauna, location alongside Demerara River and countless heritage sites. The river, he noted, can be the site of packaged tours, while pointing to festivals such as the Rockstone Fish Festival. In the area of infrastructure, he pointed to the future development of the Linden Airstrip and the construction of a major road linking Guyana to other parts of the world. Fernandes also added that there were incentives for investment through GO-Invest.Tourism Department Director General Donald Sinclair extended a warm welcome to the Diaspora members, noting that they were now experiencing “a new Guyana “from a tourism standpoint.He said the international market has taken interest in what the country has to offer in terms of eco- and nature tourism. Sinclair boasted that the country has gained much prominence as it was recently voted the number one eco-tourism destination in the world.last_img read more

29 12 19

first_imgMembers of Termon GAA Club have paid an emotional tribute to tragic Andrew Duffy at the spot where he lost his life recently.More than 200 members of the club gather at Binns Bridge in Drumcondra, Dublin just hours before yesterday’s All-Ieland final.Andrew died when he fell into the Canal after celebrating Donegal’s semi-final victory over Cork Fellow players from Andrew’s team joined in reciting a rosary led by the tragic man’s sisters Carolyn and Leeann.Scenes of raw emotion was evident on the faces of fellow GAA people from all over Ireland who witnessed this sad occasion on Drumcondra Road.Andrew was also remembered during a moment of silence before yesterday’s big game.  GAA FANS PAY TRIBUTE TO TRAGIC ANDREW ON ALL-IRELAND FINAL DAY was last modified: September 24th, 2012 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:ANDREW DUFFYCANALtributelast_img read more

27 12 19

first_imgSCOTLAND | Here’s your Scotland Squad to face England on 10 June. #SCOENG pic.twitter.com/d5xzB4Ed8W— Scottish FA (@ScottishFA) May 22, 2017//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js 1 Aberdeen pair Mark Reynolds and Kenny McLean have earned recalls to the Scotland squad for the World Cup qualifier against England.The uncapped Jamie Murphy is also back in Gordon Strachan’s group after helping Brighton win promotion to the Premier League.There is no space for Callum McGregor, however, despite the in-form Celtic midfielder being tipped for a call-up for the Hampden clash on June 10.Swansea left-back Stephen Kingsley is also in after Lee Wallace was ruled out following stomach surgery, while West Brom winger Matt Phillips and Newcastle pair Grant Hanley and Matt Ritchie drop out after ending the season on the sidelines through injury.RB Leipzig winger Oliver Burke misses out because of a lack of match action in Germany.McLean, whose sole Scotland cap came in a friendly against the Czech Republic last year, had a strong finish to the campaign and Strachan was impressed by the 25-year-old during Aberdeen’s recent 3-1 defeat by Celtic.The Scotland manager said: “I’ve seen Kenny recently in a wonderful game, the Aberdeen-Celtic match, the best 45 minutes of football I have seen this season. And the 90 minutes were terrific. And throughout that Kenny had an excellent game.“And the results at Aberdeen have been fantastic. They have had a good, strong finish to the season.”Former Motherwell winger Murphy has previously had one late call-up and his achievements with Brighton helped him earn a recall.“We thought about that the last game, people who were feeling good about themselves,” said Strachan, whose side kept their qualification hopes alive with a 1-0 win over Slovenia in March. “They bring that positivity to the squad.”On McGregor’s exclusion, Strachan added: “I think everyone knows that’s where we are strong, and that’s where you need to be strong these days.“There is a lot of other midfield players that I have seen recently that you would think, if it wasn’t so strong, they would be in the squad as well. Kevin McDonald at Fulham has had an excellent season. A lot of lads in that area are just unfortunate we are very, very strong in that area, which showed in the last game against Slovenia, we were strong and full of enthusiasm and know-how in there.”center_img Gordan Strachan: The Scotland boss has named his squad for next month’s clash last_img read more

25 12 19

first_imgHorse racing has returned to a Co Donegal town and hopefully it won’t be a wash-out! After a 14 year break, horse racing makes a welcome return to Falcarragh this Bank Holiday Monday when Falcarragh beach hosts an eight race card.The first race goes off at 12 noon and with the good weather expected to last over the coming days, a bumper crowd is expected at the Gaeltacht venue. Because of the tide restrictions, patrons are asked to be at the venue as early as possible to avoid any delays. HORSE RACING RETURNS TO FALCARRAGH AFTER 14 YEAR ABSENCE was last modified: May 29th, 2012 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:Falcarraghhorse racinglast_img read more

25 12 19

first_imgCharlie McConalogue TDFianna Fáil’s Education spokesperson Charlie McConalogue TD has called on the Education Minister to engage meaningfully with teachers unions to find a solution to the ongoing industrial unrest over the Junior Cert reform.His comments come after 84% of ASTI members voted overwhelmingly to extend their industrial action because of a lack of progress on the issue. The Donegal TD said: “Minister O’Sullivan’s handling of the planned reform of the Junior Cert has been extremely disappointing. She has continued to press ahead with the flawed and contentious approach adopted by her predecessor and has shown no intention of taking the concerns of teachers and parents on board. “The Minister’s insistence on implementing the new English cycle this September has been met with fierce resistance from teachers who are worried about the abolition of independent assessment, a measure they claim will make the new cycle “educationally unsound”. Members of the ASTI have indicated through this ballot that they are prepared to stage a one-day strike to emphasise their concerns. The Minister’s botched management of this issue could now see students directly impacted by the fallout from this industrial relations dispute.“Fianna Fáil recognises the need for reform of the Junior Cert; however it cannot be rushed through in a bullish manner without the support of educators and parents. Minister Quinn, and now Minister O’Sullivan have ignored the independent advice of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment, which recommended a mix of school based and State assessment, and have instead ploughed ahead with their own divisive measures.“I believe it was a mistake for the Minister to begin the roll out of the controversial Junior Cycle reforms this September without all party agreement. The Minister must begin a process of real engagement with teachers in order to deliver the best possible education to second level students. If Minister O’Sullivan continues with her current approach to the reform process, it will be marred by continued industrial unrest”.  McCONALOGUE FEARS DONEGAL SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS WILL STRIKE OVER JUNIOR CERT REFORM was last modified: October 7th, 2014 by John2Share 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:donegalstriketeacherslast_img read more

21 12 19

first_imgIt was a day when the uniforms were left at home but the outfitting of the fund-raising campaign for Relay for Life was dressed in some style.A day, too – as if there have been any days when the memory of her hasn’t been shadowing the corridors and classrooms since her untimely passing last November – when word came through that Relay’s Education and Awareness programme has been renamed after the Loreto Convent school’s former Principal, Nora Friel.On Tuesday of this week, the students at the Letterkenny secondary school arrived in for class on non-uniform day with each of them contributing two euro to the cause. With the Transition Year students entering a team for this year’s Relay for Life Donegal event – scheduled to take place towards the end of May – it was an opportunity to raise the necessary funding and when proceeds were totted up, it totalled an impressive 1,462 euro.“We were going to have a cake sale to help in the raising of the money but we’ve actually gone over our target now,” declared T.Y. student, Aoife O’Donnell from Letterkenny.The late Nora Friel, RIP.Aoife has attended the Relay initiative and enjoyed the atmosphere. And as a pupil at Lurgybrack National School had been involved in helping to produce a video to highlight Relay for Life.Her classmate, Eimear McBrearty from Newtowncunningham, revealed there were between forty to fifty girls involved in the Loreto team. “We’re very pleased with the money we have raised today,” she indicated. Like so many others, both girls know of people who have gone through the cancer journey.For acting Principal, Sr. Geraldine Mullen, there was, as with all the staff and student numbers, the legacy of the school’s late and much-lamented Principal.“Nora was a great supporter of Relay for Life and always took part in it herself. She was a wonderful personality and this school will never forget her and her contribution to education here and to the life of the community.”Sr Ger announced to the student body on Tuesday that she had received a letter that morning from Relay chairperson, Robert O’Connor, confirming that, in conjunction with Mulroy College Principal, Fiona Temple, and the committee they would be honouring Nora Friel by renaming the Education and Awareness Programme after her.“It ensures that Nora’s legacy lives on in helping other people,” said the acting Principal.Following her passing in early November, the Loreto school community helped raise around 7,000 euro for the Donegal Hospice in her memory and that of another victim of cancer, Annie Sweeney, mother of teacher, Amelia Sweeney.“Nora was admitted to hospital on her 59th birthday and became critically ill from the next day. She never actually made it to the Donegal Hospice but we decided to organise a fund-raising effort by holding cake sales and producing Christmas cards. “Blaze Basketball also contributed to the campaign along with Nora’s family and Amelia’s fund-raising efforts in memory of her mother.”The Student Council also organised a raffle as part of the trade fair at the school.Meanwhile, the Loreto’s Relay for Life team, led by Ciara Murray, is busy preparing for the forthcoming 24-hour event.It will be staged at the Letterkenny I.T. campus from Saturday, May 25th to Sunday, 26th, from 5.p.m. to 5.p.m.“We will have a tent there and take it in turns to walk the circuit,” said Aoife. While all schools in the county are encouraged to take part in the 13 hour Nora Friel Education and Awareness Programme, it is not a requirement for the respective schools to enter a team in the Relay event, the chairperson pointed out.Relay committee member, Siubhan Gillespie, is the designated contact for the Education and Awareness programme and can be reached at gillespiesiubhan@gmail.com or by telephoning 087-6816149.Remembering Nora and looking forward to Relay for Life was last modified: April 13th, 2019 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:letterkennyLoretoNora FrielRelay for Lifelast_img read more

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first_imgTags:#cloud#Enstratius#enterprise#ESB#integration#legacy applications#MuleSoft How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud Matt Asay Related Posts Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … As fantastic as cloud computing sounds, one of the greatest obstacles to its adoption is all the software that isn’t yet in the cloud. Which is to say, virtually all software used by most enterprises of reasonable size. While the industry anticipates the problems inherent in connecting the dots between services running on different clouds, today’s enterprise must fixate on connecting its crufty old software assets with the cloud.It won’t be easy.But it will be critical. According to Forrester, “Hybrid enterprise IT landscapes have become the norm,” with “Data and application logic… spread across different packaged and custom-built applications on premises, on managed infrastructures, and in the public cloud.” This complexity is only going to get worse. A Brave New WorldWhile developers have embraced the cloud with gusto, they too quickly stumble into pesky old world requirements like security and compliance. However much a developer may want to march boldly into the future of computing, an enterprise’s first obligation is to software and services that are secure and compliant with a host of regulations. It’s like having cold water dumped all over one’s dreams.Indeed, as Ed Laczynski (@edla), SVP of Cloud Strategy & Architecture at DataPipe, notes: Chris Hoff (@beaker), VP of Strategy and Planning at Juniper Networks, echoes Laczynski’s concerns, identifying “the shackles of legacy security/compliance colliding with the next iteration of platforms” as the major barrier to integration with cloud platforms.Is It Really A Security Thing?But is security really the biggest problem? It’s absolutely a big issue, but arguably a larger issue is the difficulty of translating enterprise business rules to cloud systems, as PBSI’s Natalie Kilner Hughes argues. According to Forrester, enterprises are at varying stages of running business processes in a hybridized world of cloud and legacy apps: Kilner’s solution is to turn to emerging technology platforms that automate migration of legacy cloud to the cloud, “saving up to 80% of the cost versus rewrite or replace options while ensuring functional equivalence.”While this sounds fantastic, my hunch is that many CIOs are going to be reluctant to trust such a migration tool. As LogicWorks’ Jake Gardner suggests, a lack of in-house expertise “or the historical data to prove out the idea of moving” an application leaves enterprises unable to “properly project the savings,” causing them to hesitate to move a legacy application to the cloud. They might, however, be willing to turn to the ESB (enterprise service bus) technology they likely already have running in house. The catch is that they may not fully trust ESBs, either, given that they’ve long promised more than they’ve actually delivered.Still, more modern ESBs like MuleSoft could prove to be more productive. MuleSoft bills itself as a legacy-to-cloud integration expert, and has been doubling revenues every year for several years, suggesting that enterprises are turning to it, and probably others like it, for help.Solving The Operations MismatchAt its heart, the problem with cloud integration for developers is operational in nature. As James Urquhart (jamesurquhart), vice president of Product Strategy at Enstratius (acquired by Dell), posits:For developers, the challenges are largely operational issues, not architectural. Differences in images, DNS, load balancing, etc. Of course, integration of cloud with existing IT is almost always an app and data integration problem, though monitoring also problematic.There are solutions for this problem. Enstratius, for one, enables integration at the application level. It lets developers focus on building her application, while Enstratius takes care of running it on multi-cloud architectures. But for those enterprises that are less concerned with management and governance and are initially concerned with integration legacy applications with modern clouds, the real trick is to integrate legacy applications and their governing rules.There’s no easy fix for this. Part cultural, part technical in nature, the difficulty of embracing the cloud without leaving enterprise legacy systems behind is a big problem. Fortunately, it comes with a big cash prize for whichever company solves it first.last_img read more