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Picture Special: Donegal Connect events showcase the best of the north west

first_imgDonegal Connect has come to an end, and after 10 days, over 70 events and a reach of 66million, the project has been hailed a great success.More than 12,500 attended Donegal Connect events from September 27th to 6th October. The project set out to engage the Donegal Diaspora at home and aborad and to showcase the best of what Donegal has to offer in talent, skills, expertise, hospitality, creativity and innovation.Public and private partners worked together on the initiative to attract more visitors to Donegal and to entice all those with Donegal roots home to visit, to work, to retire, to invest, or to start a business in the county. See a selection of photos from events below: Donegal Connect Opening Event – 27th SeptemberNiamh Walsh, Garry Martin DCC, Micheál Ó Duibhir, Údarás na Gaeltachta, Deirdre McGlone, Sarah Nolan, Donegal Tourism, Packie Bonner, Joanne Kilmartin & Michael Tunney, Donegal LEO, Mary Daly, Donegal Tourism, Marie McDaid, IDA and Cathaoirleach Cllr Nicholas Crossan.Packie Bonner meets children from Ballyraine National School at the Regional Cultural Centre at the official opening of Donegal Connect at the Regional Cultural Centre on FridayMicheál Ó Duibhir, Údarás na Gaeltachta and remote workers Seamus McHugh and Niamh Walsh at the official opening of Donegal Connect at the Regional Cultural Centre on FridayMary Daly, Donegal Tourism, Michael Tunney, head of enterprise at Donegal LEO and Trish Hegarty, Inis Communications at the official opening of Donegal Connect at the Regional Cultural Centre on FridayDonegal Connect Career Symposium – 30th SeptemberDonegal Connect’s Career Symposium in the Radisson Blu Hotel Letterkenny was a practical information event, designed to tackle key questions people have about moving back home or relocating to Donegal. Issues raised included residency for spouses/partners, buying a home in Donegal, getting a driving licence, health care entitlements and many more. Donegal Diaspora officer Joanne KilmartinDr Kenneth Martin from Randox pictured at the Relocating Information Workshop as part of Donegal Connect.Joe Devenney from The Crolly Distillery pictured at the Relocating Information Workshop as part of Donegal Connect.L to R – Siobhan Manus Reid of Citizens Information, Noreen Mulrine of Safe Home agency for returning emigrants, Donegal Diaspora officer Joanne Kilmartin and panel chair, Michael Tunney of Donegal LEOUlster Scots Family History Festival – 3rd OctoberAs part of Donegal Connect, The Monreagh Ulster Scots Heritage and Education Centre held an Ulster Scots Family History Festival at An Grianan Hotel, Burt on Thursday 3rd October.Finding out more about their roots at the Donegal Connect, Ulster Scots Family History Festival at An Grianan Hotel, Burt on Thursday 3rd October.Finding out more about their roots at the Donegal Connect, Ulster Scots Family History Festival at An Grianan Hotel, Burt on Thursday 3rd October.Finding out more about their roots at the Donegal Connect, Ulster Scots Family History Festival at An Grianan Hotel, Burt on Thursday 3rd October.Finding out more about their roots at the Donegal Connect, Ulster Scots Family History Festival at An Grianan Hotel, Burt on Thursday 3rd October.Navigating Future of Work Symposium – 4th OctoberLocated in Pramerica Letterkenny, this event was organised by the Donegal ICT/FinTech Group to address key issues faced by the ICT, FinTech, Med Tech and wider Tech sector, as well as addressing the impact technology has on jobs and the workplace.Superb video for schools on ICT/FinTech opportunities in Donegal is shown at Navigating Future of Work Symposium, which took place on Friday 4th October 2-4pm in Pramerica, Letterkenny as part of Donegal ConnectA packed hall listen to the panel of ICT/ FinTech industry leaders and experts, with MC David Roche of Pramerica at Navigating Future of Work Symposium run by the Donegal ICT/FinTech sector. The symposium took place as part of Donegal Connect 2019, and aimed to help people understand the rapid pace of technological change in the workplace , in order to fully take advantage of the job and career opportunities this brings.Bridge of Tears guided walk – 6th October Over 50 people took part in the Donegal Connect Bridge of Tears guided walk outside Falcarragh. In 19th & early 20th century, local families would walk as far as here with loved ones who were emigrating – in most cases they’d never meet again.This guided walk on Sunday 6th October was in their memory. The walk also raised funds for the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust, which aims to alleviate financial hardship for families repatriating the bodies of loved ones who have died abroad in sudden or tragic circumstances.LUXE Street Theatre Spectacular Featuring The Henry Girls – 6th OctoberDonegal Connect – Luxe at Fort DunreeDonegal Connect – Luxe at Fort DunreeDonegal Connect – Luxe at Fort DunreeDonegal Connect – Luxe at Fort DunreePicture Special: Donegal Connect events showcase the best of the north west was last modified: October 7th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Donegal Connectlast_img read more

Intel Is Buying Mashery To Get Deeper Inside The Data Center

first_img3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… owen thomas Related Posts Tags:#acquisition#APIs#cloud computing#Intel#Mashery center_img Intel, the chip giant, is buying Mashery, a seven-year-old company in San Francisco that specializes in linking together Web-based software and services, a company spokesperson confirmed to ReadWrite.Mashery’s 125 employees are learning of the acquisition through a companywide email sent this morning. Intel expects to offer the “majority” of employees jobs when the deal closes, which is expected to happen in the second quarter. The group will remain in its current location and join Intel’s two-year-old Services Division. Terms were not disclosed, but the deal is not material to Intel’s financial results.Big Implications For Intel’s Core BusinessThe implications of the deal are huge: it signals Intel’s recognition that the central processing unit is no longer a silicon chip. It is the network.Mashery, a company ReadWrite has long covered closely, specializes in managing application programming interfaces, or APIs. APIs are the lingua franca of the Internet, the systems through which machines communicate with other machines according to preset rules. For example, Facebook’s platform, which websites and apps rely on to add social features, is a set of APIs. Foursquare uses APIs to let other apps access its location database and other features, allowing Instagram and Evernote users to add a place to a photo or a note.The same techniques that connect consumer apps, it turns out, also work well within large businesses. Comcast, for example, uses Mashery’s API management service to allow programmers to access internal systems. That’s a far more sensible way to create internal software than the alternative, which involves doing a lot of one-off integrations at considerable time and expense.Smaller companies often find it difficult to set up systems that grant developers access to these software interfaces. Likewise, enterprises don’t generally want to build their own API-management systems. Recently, that has become a bigger and bigger business for Mashery.Moving Beyond ChipsIntel is in the midst of a shift away from just selling chips to selling software and services. This change, while little-noticed, has been long in the making. Intel bought McAfee for $7.7 billion in 2010, putting it into the security-software business. In 2005, Intel bought a smaller company, Sarvega, which specialized in XML gateways. (XML, or extensible markup language, is a broad descriptor of a file format commonly used in APIs; an XML gateway transports files to make APIs possible.)Intel first partnered with Mashery in November of 2012, pairing Mashery’s API-management tools with its own security offerings. By bringing Mashery in-house, Intel has a more complete and credible offering in cloud-computing infrastructure. (Most cloud-software services communicate with other services via APIs.)Ideally, Intel might sell the chips inside the servers running the software programs that communicate via these APIs, too. (It has a substantial business selling such chips.) But what’s more important is the notion that Intel has a product offering that speaks to innovative startups, not just struggling PC manufacturers.Mashery has raised a total of $35 million from investors, most recently $10 million last year in a deal that valued the company at $60 million. An experienced startup founder familiar with the terms of the deal says that investors are “happy” with the outcome.The deal’s not expected to be material to Intel’s results, but industry norms suggest that Intel likely paid two to three times Mashery’s most recent valuation—a range of $120 million to $180 million. (A Mashery spokesperson declined to comment on the company’s fundraising or the deal’s terms.) IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

Coleman wins 60m in world indoors record time

first_imgOther world indoors records tumbled on Saturday: American Kendra Harrison set a new mark in the 60-meter hurdles as did compatriot Sandi Morris in the pole vault, and New Zealand’s Tomas Walsh in the shot put.The oldest record in the world indoors book fell when Walsh’s last hurl of 22.31 meters eclipsed the record of 22.24 set by Ulf Timmermann in 1987, five years before the New Zealander was born.It was a third world indoor silver medal for David Storl of Germany. He and Tomas Stanek of the Czech Republic threw 21.44 but Storl had a superior second best throw.America was favored to sweep the podium in the 60 hurdles and although Harrison and Christina Manning finished one-two respectively, Nadine Visser of the Netherlands edged Sharika Nelvis for bronze.There was another American one-two in the women’s 400. Courtney Okolo controlled from the start and won in 50.55 seconds. Teammate Shakima Wimbley moved ahead of Britain’s Eilidh Doyle on the final straight to finish second.ADVERTISEMENT Coleman smashed Greene’s 20-year-old world record last month by clocking 6.34 seconds and the American came within 0.03 seconds of that at Arena Birmingham.Greene called as Coleman was talking to reporters, and Coleman put the phone on speaker so everyone could hear Greene’s congratulations.AdChoices广告inRead invented by TeadsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Just to have my name up there with those kind of guys is a huge honor,” Coleman said after hanging up. “Maurice is someone I can call a friend now and that’s great for me.”Coleman, who turns 22 on Tuesday, never looked in danger as he beat Su Bingtian of China by 0.05 and U.S. teammate Ronnie Baker by 0.07. He said the gold medal meant more to him than the world record. LATEST STORIES Read Next MOST READ Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Oscar Husillos thought he broke a championship record in the 400 but he and Luguelin Santos, who originally crossed the line in second, were disqualified for lane infringements, handing a third successive world indoors title to Pavel Maslak.“The guys were stronger than me and I do not know what went wrong for them,” Maslak said. “They would have beaten me anyway so even if it is gold, it will have a bronze flavor for me.”Morris attempted to break the world indoor pole vault record but failed in three attempts at 5.04 meters.She was runner-up at the 2017 world championships and 2016 Olympics, plus at the previous world indoors.Morris finally got her hands on a gold medal when she broke the championship record with her third attempt at 4.95, although she faced an anxious moment with one more woman left in the competition.“I just brought everything I had down that runway and imagined I was running into battle,” Morris said, laughing. “And, oh my gosh, the feeling once I got on the other side of the bar and then when I knew I was a gold medalist, I can’t even describe it.”Anzhelika Sidorova matched Morris’ previous leaps but failed at her third attempt at 4.95 and finished second, ahead of Olympic and world champion Katerina Stefanidi.“You never want to wish a miss on somebody, that’s just bad luck,” Morris added. “But at the same time I’m like, ‘Oh I’m tired.’”Genzebe Dibaba clinched her second gold in Birmingham when the Ethiopian added the 1,500 title to the 3,000 she won on Friday.Britain’s Laura Muir put in a fantastic final surge to beat defending champion Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands to silver, a reversal of their positions in the 3,000. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bronze medalist United States’ Ronnie Baker, left, gold medalist United States’ Christian Coleman, center, and silver medalist China’s Su Bingtian, right, cross the finish line in the men’s 60 meters race at the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Birmingham, Britain, Saturday, March 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)BIRMINGHAM, England — When you get a phone call from former sprint king Maurice Greene straight after setting another record, you know you’ve done something special.Christian Coleman added the championship record to his growing list of achievements in winning the 60 meters at the world athletics indoors on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img There was controversy in the only other individual track final. There was no doubt about Adam Kszczot’s dominant victory in the 800 but runner-up Drew Windle was disqualified, promoting Saul Ordonez to silver and Elliot Giles to bronze.However, the American team’s appeal was accepted, reinstating Windle into second place.Kevin Mayer of France won the heptathlon by just five points over Damian Warner, despite the Canadian clocking a personal best to win the final event, the 1,000 meters.Just three centimeters separated the medalists in the men’s triple jump. American Will Claye regained the title he won six years ago by edging Almir dos Santos and Nelson Evora.In the women’s event, defending champion Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela beat Kimberly Williams and Ana Peleteiro. 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Buddh smiles on Vettel again

first_imgThe battle for the Formula One drivers’ championship never quite translated into an on-track scrap, but both Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso showed just why this season has transformed from the most open in years to a straight two-horse race.Vettel repeated his performance from last year’s inaugural Indian Grand Prix, leading from pole position to chequered flag for his fifth victory of the season -his fourth in a row -which saw him extend his lead in the standings to 13 points.The defending champion demonstrated just how to drive a car that has a performance advantage over its rivals, not allowing anything to fluster him -not even when sparks flew from the underside of his car for a few laps towards the end.Ferrari’s Alonso, meanwhile, drove a perfect race, gaining three positions from his starting spot and minimising the damage to his title chances.The Spaniard spent a large part of the race unable to pass Vettel’s teammate Mark Webber, but a Kinetic Energy Recovery System failure for the Australian gave Alonso the opportunity to overtake him down the long back straight on Lap 48, and he grabbed it with both hands.Webber finished a creditable third under the circumstances, holding off a stiff challenge from McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton in the closing stages. The pair was followed home by Hamilton’s teammate Jenson Button, with Felipe Massa’s Ferrari finishing ahead of Kimi Raikkonen’s Lotus after a race-long battle, despite having to conserve fuel for about half the laps.Nico Hulkenberg of Force India, Romain Grosjean of Lotus and Bruno Senna of Williams rounded out the point-scorers.Narain Karthikeyan nursed his HRT car’s brakes home as the last of the drivers to finish the race, in 21st spot, with teammate Pedro de la Rosa, Sergio Perez and Michael Schumacher failing to finish.In the Constructors’ Championship, Red Bull (407) extended their lead to nearly unassailable proportions over Ferrari (316) and McLaren (306).The start saw Vettel and Webber make a clean getaway from the front row, but Hamilton had a slow start and got overtaken by Button and Alonso.In the middle of the pack, though, there was disaster in store for Schumacher as his Mercedes suffered a puncture after contact with Jean-Eric Vergne’s Toro Rosso and both drivers had to pit for repairs.advertisementSebastian Vettel celebrates his victory at Indian Grand Prix.The legendary German’s day got worse when he later had to pull into retirement, and when the stewards announced they would investigate him after the race for ignoring blue flags.On Lap 4, Alonso passed Button down the back straight, and two laps later, the 2009 champion was down to fifth when Hamilton also got past him.The race then settled into a regular rhythm at the front of the pack while the jostling behind it intensified.The fast-starting Hulkenberg found a way past Perez on Lap 14, and the Sauber driver soon retired with a burst rear tyre that damaged his suspension.Pirelli’s assertion that the lower tyre degradation rate this time would allow teams to run a onestop strategy was bang-on, as the frontrunners all used soft tyres for about half the race and then switched to the hard compound.Finland’s Raikkonen passed Massa when the Brazilian came out of the pits, but the Ferrari possessed superior straight-line speed and retook the position just three turns later.There was a great scrap shaping up between Williams drivers Pastor Maldonado and Senna and Sauber’s Kamui Kobayashi, but Maldonado’s move backfired and he also suffered a burst rear tyre before rejoining near the back of the field. But after that, apart from the excitement caused by Webber’s problems, it was again a Vettel show, and Alonso now needs to hope that Ferrari’s factory can get his car to match Red Bull designer Adrian Newey’s aerodynamic brilliance.last_img read more