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Donegal road safety group’s plea as dark evenings set in

first_imgAs the clocks go back one hour this weekend and as we prepare for the onset of winter with evenings getting darker earlier, the Donegal Road Safety Working Group is urging all road users to take extra care on the roads.Brian O’Donnell Road Safety Officer is advising road users to be more cautious and to look out for other road users.“I would encourage all cyclists to check the lights on their bicycle, get the high-vis out and make sure you have got all the gear that you need. “For motorists, you always need to be cautious but certainly from next week on you will be sharing the roads in darkness with very vulnerable road users including school children, so everyone has to be more careful. All road users and pedestrians should stay safe and be seen.”“We all need to play our part in road safety, especially as it gets darker earlier. Road users must accept their responsibility, think about their actions on the roads and modify their driving to cope with winter conditions. Similarly, pedestrians and cyclists need to stay safe and be seen,”The “Be Safe Be Seen” message urges pedestrians and cyclists to wear bright, reflective clothing and to use lights where appropriate. Drivers are also being asked to make sure their cars are fit for winter and their tyres are in good condition.Lights should be clean, working and correctly adjusted while windscreen wipers also need to be in good condition. With foggy conditions very common at this time of year motorists are also encouraged to check weather and travel advice before making long journeys. From 1 November 2018 to date, 146 people have lost their lives in road traffic collisions on Ireland’s roads, 57 of those fatalities were in the months of November, December, January and February.Each one of us has the power to make a difference, so please let us all make safer choices when using the road. Donegal road safety group’s plea as dark evenings set in was last modified: October 24th, 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:councildarkdonegaleveningsplealast_img read more

NFL Draft order set, here’s who owns Top 10 picks

first_imgClick HERE if you’re unable to view the gallery on your mobile device.Leave it to a former Raider to spoil the 49ers’ chance of gaining the top pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.Sebastian Janikowski’s 33-yard field goal with 3 seconds left Sunday gave the Seahawks a 27-24 win over the Cardinals, but also provided Arizona with the top pick in the April draft. The ex-Raiders kicker’s game-winner denied San Francisco the top spot and, instead, means the 49ers will pick second.Arizona (3-13) is on the …last_img read more

A New Way to Mute the Backchannel: ParaTweet for Live Events

first_imgWhy Paratweet?Paratweet isn’t the first application to deliver Twitter moderation functionality – Twubs, for example, also offers a live events app with this capability. However, Paratweet offers a couple of extra features which gives it an edge.For one, it includes a profanity filter which you can turn on or off as desired – an item that was definitely on the wish list of pastors who wanted to use Twitter during their sermons or other church events, like youth group meetings. It also links the moderation app and display app via a secret code for extra security in order to make sure no one but those approved to do so can moderate the tweets. The code is unique to each event.Unlike using search.twitter.com, Paratweet lets you track multiple search terms or hashtags at once. As the tweets come in, you can optionally play or pause the stream – helpful if the speaker wants to respond to something on the screen without the distraction of more tweets streaming by.Unfortunately, all this Twitter goodness doesn’t come cheap. Paratweet offers two pricing plans: $299 for 6 months and one event (which you can use over and over) or $599 for 6 months and 3 separate events. The $599 plan also includes the onscreen question feature, something unfortunately not found in the less expensive plan. Alternately, you can save by purchasing a yearly license for $999. To try Paratweet for yourself, you can sign up here. This “Live Display Application” is an Adobe AIR app designed just for Paratweet and it’s meant to be run on the computer connected to the projector, LCD, or CCTV. Also, because you log in to the AIR app with your Paratweet account to pull the relevant tweets, you don’t have to perform the moderation on the same PC as the one being used for display, although you certainly could. sarah perez Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Related Posts If you’ve ever been to a conference or some sort of large event, you’ve probably seen a live Twitter stream in action. Up on a big screen in a prominent place, often the stage itself, the live stream tracks the relevant hashtags or keywords about the event, be it a conference, a panel, a meetup, or some other sort of heavily-tweeted gathering.But sometimes there’s an issue with displaying the raw, unfiltered tweets in this way: they can be disruptive. All it takes is one Twitter user trying to be funny – or, worse, a troll saying something rude – to take the discussion off course. Now there’s a new solution to deal with this problem: Paratweet.Paratweet is a new application that lets organizers moderate tweets about their event before they hit the big screen. With this, the potential disruptions are nipped in the bud, so they don’t become the focus instead of whatever’s happening on stage. Using ParatweetAfter signing up for a Paratweet account, you create a new event, set up some keywords or hashtags to monitor, and you can even enter an onscreen question for the audience to respond to, if desired. As the tweets begin to stream in, you simply approve or reject them by clicking the green plus sign or red X as necessary. If you don’t want to manually moderate tweets, you can choose to auto approve them instead. After you have a few tweets approved, you hit the button marked “Live Display Control” to start streaming the approved tweets to the “Live Display Application.” center_img Tags:#Product Reviews#twitter#web The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

3 Free E-Books on Java for Beginners

first_imgThinking in Java by Bruce Eckel is perhaps the most popular free text on learning Java. It’s suitable for both beginners and advanced programmers. The 3rd edition is free, but the 4th edition will cost you. The print edition is published by Prentice Hall.How to Think Like a Computer Scientist: Java VersionHow to Think Like a Computer Scientist: Java Version by Allen B. Downey is a Java port of the popular Python-based introduction to computer scientist. The Python version of the book was used by MIT for its Introduction to Computer Science and Programming class.This book includes material to help students prepare for the Computer Science AP Exam.Introduction to Programming in Java: An Interdisciplinary Approach Introduction to Programming in Java: An Interdisciplinary Approach by Robert Sedgewick and Kevin Wayne takes a slightly different approach to teaching Java. It relates each programming concept covered to specific applications, using examples from fields such as genomics, astrophysics and e-commerce. klint finley Tags:#hack#How To We’ve said it before: Java isn’t dying – it’s mutating. In addition to the Java Virtual Machine’s use in languages like Scala, Java is used with Apache Cassandra, Apache Hadoop, Neo4j and other cutting edge data tools. It’s also the language used for building native apps for Android, which has become the most popular smart phone OS on the market. Yes, The Guardian is swapping out Java for Scala. But Twitter, which once pioneered the production use of Ruby on Rails and Scala, now uses Java for its entire search stack.In other words, it’s still worth learning Java. Here are three books for beginning programmers.Thinking in Java Related Posts center_img Why You Love Online Quizzes How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidlast_img read more

February 21 2005 To continue the report from

first_imgFebruary 21, 2005 To continue the report from 2/18: The wires are pulled from the heat-duct tunnel into the new Utility Room at the lowest level of Unit 10 of the East Crescent Complex. Electrician Michael Bittman, aka Dr. Sparks. [Photo: Scott Riley & text: sa] A forest of wires has become organized, each connected to a designated location. More to come. [Photo & text: sa] Local contractor, electrician Sean Wright, tightens fuses in one of the panel boxes in the utility room. Wires are in place and will be connected to individual breaker locations. [Photo & text: sa] center_img The electricity was turned off site wide to connect the outside power line to a switch box in the heat duct tunnel and from there to the utility room. [Photo: Yuki Yanagimoto & text: sa] last_img read more

Belgian cable operator Telenet is rolling out Late

first_imgBelgian cable operator Telenet is rolling out Latens’ software-based security solution, Titanium, across its customer base.To-date, the operator has deployed over 400,000 set-top boxes featuring Titanium. Telenet is adopting the software-based CAS alongside the other CAS deployed on its network.  According to Latens, the software enables one system to run across multiple networks, which means Telenet’s CAS platform can grow and adapt in line with its services.Protecting our assets is extremely important to us,” said Noam Raffaelli, vice-president network and systems engineering of Telenet.  “Given the size and diversity of our subscriber base, we needed a content security solution that we could install quickly and cost-effectively, but that would grow and adapt with our requirements.  Latens understands our security goals and has also demonstrated that its software-based approach is inherently suited to a business like ours that must move swiftly to bring new services to market and stay one step ahead.”last_img read more

Olivier Laouchez A deal for Trace is close to comp

first_imgOlivier LaouchezA deal for Trace is close to completion with the Modern Times Group tipped to beat rivals to an agreement to buy into the fast-growing international channels group.Trace has been seeking investment and a plethora of channel operators have expressed an interest with the number of parties understood to have looked at the privately-held business reaching double figures.No deal has yet been formally agreed and discussions are ongoing, but sources have told DTVE sister title TBI that MTG is in pole position to take an equity stake in Trace with news expected imminently.Trace’s flagship service is Trace Sports Stars, which is programmed with sports celebrity content. It also runs music channels Trace Urban and Trace Tropical as well as African music channel Trace Africa.MTG’s broadcasting arm Viasat has also been expanding in Africa and if a deal were agreed the addition of the Trace channels will boost its ambitions in the region. It launched the TV1 channel on Tanzania’s digital terrestrial network rolled out the free-to-air Viasat1 channel in Ghana in 2008 and it is now the second-ranked channel in the country. Viasat pay channels are also distributed in Africa.Trace was launched in 2003 by Olivier Laouchez. It has been expanding rapidly and has channels carried in over 150 countries. Millennial viewer-skewed Trace Sport Stars rolled out in 2012 and is carried in 30 million homes. The existing management of the company, including Laouchez and Trace Sports CEO Laurent Dumeau are expected to remain with the business.Recent carriage deals for Trace channels have included Trace Sports Stars on Go in Malta, GET in Norway and Yes in Israel and ER-Telecom’s Dom.ru. It has also done a deal with SatMex subsidiary Alterna TV to get Sports Stars into Lat-Am and US Hispanic homes. Trace Urban recently launched in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland on the Canal Digital platform. Trace also launched a personalised, interactive streaming music service, MyTrace, and a mobile phone brand last year.MTG has been active in the mergers and acquisitions space in recent times building its MTG Studios production and distribution business with the acquisition of Scandi producer Nice Entertainment and UK-based producer and distributor DRG last year. A Trace deal would mark an expansion of its M&A driven activity into the channels area.Both sides declined to comment.last_img read more

Bloomberg Media has signed a live streaming partne

first_imgBloomberg Media has signed a live streaming partnership with Twitter to broadcast select Bloomberg TV programmes on the social network.Announcing the deal, Bloomberg said that extending its reach to Twitter’s global audience of more than 800 million people marks an extension of its existing digital video strategy.The streaming deal covers programmes including: flagship technology show Bloomberg West; finance show, What’d You Miss?, which looks at the day’s biggest stories at the close of the US trading day; and US election series With All Due Respect.“We continue to invest aggressively in innovative distribution models in order to deliver the most critical business and financial news and information to our audience,” said Bloomberg Media CEO Justin Smith.“By partnering with Twitter, viewers from all over the world will now be able to leverage a powerful, real-time platform to consume and react to the news, accelerating our position as a leader in global business video, and offering new and innovative opportunities for our marketing partners.”Twitter’s chief financial officer, Anthony Noto, said: “Partnering with Bloomberg will give people on Twitter the best way to see live financial markets performance combined with the live commentary on the underlying drivers and implications.”Bloomberg Television is currently available in more than 360 million homes in some 70 countries, according to company stats. It is also streamed live on the Bloomberg’s digital and mobile properties, as well as on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Android TV.Earlier this year, Twitter struck an exclusive deal with the NFL to deliver a live OTT stream of Thursday Night Football for free to a global audience, as well as in-game highlights and pre-game broadcasts on its live-streaming service Periscope.last_img read more