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Donegal County Council budgetary situation “vulnerable” – Report

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donegal County Council budgetary situation “vulnerable” – Report Newsx Adverts Pinterest Google+ Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Pinterest HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Google+center_img Twitter WhatsApp Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released By News Highland – December 7, 2010 Previous articleInquest into death of diver off Arranmore in 2008Next articleHarte says roundabout changes should be reviewed News Highland PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Unpublished government records show many local authorities are facing “critical areas of vulnerability” due to funding shortages.The records state that county and city councils are experiencing major challenges this year in collecting enough income from rates and charges to pay for vital services like roads, water and housing.Donegal County Council has been described as vulnerable.Cuts to Government spending over the past year have exacerbated the problem with local authorities increasingly reliant on local revenue such as commercial rates and development levies.But the slump in construction and the closure of businesses is making it more challenging to collect sufficient levels of revenue from these sources.The records show that senior department officials have identified at least eight local authorities under acute pressure due to a range of different factors.Donegal are regarded as vulnerable due to cash shortages, making it particularly exposed to changes in interest rates, levels of overdraft sanctions and the timing of grant payments.Latest official figures available show that a total of 17 local authorities had significant deficits at the end of 2008.Donegal tops the list with a deficit of €13 million Facebook Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more

Tigers roar in Europe

first_img Tigers made an early statement in Pool Three – a group that also includes reigning European champions Toulon. First-half tries by centre Owen Williams, lock Graham Kitchener and fly-half Freddie Burns put Ulster firmly on the back foot, as not even England centre Manu Tuilagi’s 15th-minute departure after he appeared to suffer a head knock could disrupt Leicester. Tuilagi, who is a pivotal part of England boss Stuart Lancaster’s autumn Test plans next month, had already missed three games this season because of a groin injury, and his early exit came just three weeks before England tackle world champions New Zealand at Twickenham. Ulster, despite Ireland wing Tommy Bowe’s scorching second-half try and a later Franco van der Merwe touchdown, plus eight points from the boot of fly-half Paddy Jackson, could never quite get close enough as two Williams penalties and a conversion and one Burns conversion, meant Leicester prevailed. And it was just what Tigers needed, continuing the recovery process eight days after beating Harlequins following successive Aviva Premiership defeats against Bath, London Irish and Gloucester, and setting them up nicely for next weekend’s trip to Llanelli, where the Scarlets await. Leicester, beaten twice by Ulster in Europe last season, showed one change from the side that defeated Quins as Argentina Test prop Marcos Ayerza made his first start since completing Rugby Championship commitments. Ulster, meanwhile, were without injured Ireland international wing Andrew Trimble, so Craig Gilroy deputised, with Lewis Stevenson replacing suspended lock Alan O’Connor and Jackson taking over from Ian Humphreys. Although Jackson drifted an early penalty chance wide, Ulster made a confident start, moving through numerous phases as they utilised the battering ram of instincts of number eight Nick Williams before Jackson found his range after eight minutes to secure a 3-0 lead. Leicester saw Tuilagi leave the action just seven minutes later, but they responded by launching a concerted attack that resulted in Williams just getting underneath last-ditch tackling to claim a try that required confirmation from television match official Bernard Dal Maso. Burns kicked the conversion to put Leicester 7-3 ahead, while Tuilagi going off meant Miles Benjamin replacing him and Vereniki Goneva moving from wing into midfield. Leicester put indifferent domestic form behind them as they made a strong start to their European Rugby Champions Cup campaign by sinking Ulster 25-18 at Welford Road. It did not unsettle Leicester, though, and they added a second try 11 minutes before half-time after Ulster number nine Paul Marshall tried to break from inside his own 22 but succeeded only in seeing his pass intercepted by livewire Tigers skipper Ben Youngs. The supporting Kitchener collected Youngs’ pass to score, and Ulster were then back behind the eight-ball after Gilroy was sin-binned by referee Romain Poite for a dangerous challenge on Benjamin before Leicester punished them ruthlessly. Youngs was again the catalyst by wrong-footing an undermanned Ulster defence, and it was Burns who weaved his way over for a try that Williams converted to open up a 19-3 advantage. Leicester were hungry for a fourth touchdown before the break, though, with Ulster in disarray, but despite hooker Leonardo Ghiraldini appearing to have scored, it was ruled out because Youngs had a foot on the touchline during build-up play. The interval could not come quickly enough for Ulster, and although they managed to prevent any further defensive breaches before the break, a 44th-minute Williams penalty resumed normal service and took Tigers 19 points clear that was quickly matched by Jackson’s second successful strike. But Ulster looked much sharper in the second period, which was underlined when they attacked from quality lineout ball and their backs put together an exhilarating passage of play that ended with Bowe sprinting over. Jackson’s conversion cut the gap to 22-13, only for Williams to boot another penalty. It meant that Tigers entered the final quarter knowing the game was not won, and Ulster did not require a second invitation to pile the pressure on as Van der Merwe claimed their second try 13 minuites from time, but Jackson’s conversion attempt was successfully charged down by Leicester flanker Jamie Gibson. Ulster, seven points adrift, went in search of far more than just a losing bonus point, and Leicester were content to preserve their advantage by closing down the visitors in midfield, denying dangerous runners like Bowe and Gilroy any further opportunities. And they successfully sealed the deal to claim four important points at the start of another demanding European campaign. Press Associationlast_img read more

James Harden’s 41 helps Rockets beat Thunder

first_img‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Harden has scored 30 points or more in a career-high seven games in a row, marking the first time a player has done that since Russell Westbrook had eight consecutive 30-point games in November 2016. He has scored at least 35 in his last five, which is the longest such streak since Carmelo Anthony did it in six games in April 2013.The Rockets won just one of their first six games this season and were 11-14 after a three-game skid in early December. Since then, powered by Harden’s dominance, Houston has lost just once to improve to 18-15 and move a season-high three games above .500.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“We’ve had that confidence all year,” Harden said. “Our record isn’t where we want it to be, but it’s getting there. And we’ve got to continue to work hard every day, continue to get better and grow. We’re preparing for a postseason. We’re not going to be at our tip top right now.”A 3-pointer by Paul George with less than two minutes left got Oklahoma City within 4 before Harden missed a 3. Westbrook missed a shot for the Thunder, but George stole the ball from Harden and was fouled by him. Kyrie Irving scores 40, leads Celtics’ win over Sixers MOST READ 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 “We’ve got a lot of guys playing at a high level right now,” coach Mike D’Antoni said. “So many guys contributed (Tuesday).Clint Capela had 16 points and tied a season high with 23 rebounds.The Rockets were up by 6 with about four minutes left when Rivers, whom they signed on Monday, hit a 3-pointer to make it 107-98.Grant scored five straight points for the Thunder, highlighted by a 3-pointer, to get Oklahoma City to within 107-103, but Rivers made another 3 to push the lead to 7 with two minutes left.“Everybody here has welcomed me so it has been a very easy transition,” Rivers said. “So my whole focus has just been to play hard and just try to help them in any way I can.”Houston had a 1-point lead in the fourth when Harden re-entered the game and found Capela on consecutive possessions for dunks to make it 100-95. Eric Gordon had a layup seconds later to push the lead to 7.Harden continued the run after the timeout with a driving jump shot before the Thunder scored their first basket in more than three minutes on a layup by Grant to cut the lead to 104-97.The Thunder were up by 8 at halftime, but Houston scored the first eight points of the second half to tie it at 60 with about nine minutes remaining in the third quarter. Danuel House and P.J. Tucker made 3s in that stretch to lead the Rockets.Oklahoma City was up by 2 later in the third when the Rockets scored five quick points with a 3 from Harden to take a 73-70 lead.But George hit a 3 for the Thunder soon after that to tie it up again. That basket started a 10-2 run for Oklahoma City, which included another 3 from George that made it 80-75 with about three minutes left in the third. View comments George made both free throws to get the Thunder within 2 with 43.6 seconds left. Harden then drove past George and into the lane for a layup to make it 112-108 with 20.4 seconds left.Westbrook made 1 of 2 free throws to cut it to 3 with 15 seconds left, and Austin Rivers made a free throw with 7.4 seconds left to secure the win.George had 28 points and 14 rebounds for the Thunder, and Westbrook added 21 points with nine rebounds and nine assists.“We had some bad bounces which got them a couple of extra possessions which got them some open 3s,” George said.Harden became the first player to score 40 or more points on Christmas since Kevin Durant had 44 for the Thunder in 2010. Harden’s latest big game came as the Rockets played without Chris Paul, who missed his second straight game with a strained left hamstring. The 9-time All-Star is out for at least the next two weeks with the injury suffered Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Houston trailed by 4 after two free throws by George late in the third, but the Rockets scored the next six points, capped by a 3 from Harden, to take an 86-84 lead with less than a minute left in the quarter.The Thunder led 88-86 entering the fourth.TIP-INSThunder: Westbrook received a technical in the second quarter for yelling at an official when he thought he was fouled on a 3-point attempt. … Steven Adams had 17 points and seven rebounds. … The Thunder made nine of 30 3-pointers.Rockets: Rivers scored 10 in his Houston debut. … James Ennis missed his seventh straight game with a strained right hamstring. … Gordon had 17 points.THEY SAID ITCapela on his big rebounding day: “I just told my teammates I had to make a statement that we are going to win the rebound battle.”UP NEXTThunder: Visit Phoenix on Friday night.Rockets: Host Boston on Thursday night. 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(AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden is on a roll and it’s helping the Houston Rockets get on track after their terrible start to the season.Harden scored 41 points and the Rockets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 113-109 on Tuesday for their seventh win in the last eight games.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumlast_img read more

PUTTING ON THE RITZ FOR CANCER SUPPORT AT THE ABBEY

first_imgPICTURES BY PAUL O’SULLIVANBy Paul O’Sullivan: Water charges and next week’s Budget were the farthest things on everyone’s mind in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town on Saturday night last as they came in their hundreds for a non stop, full on night of costume, dance and drama in support of National Breast Cancer Research and the local Solace Cancer Support group.The cabaret show “Putting on the Ritz” was probably one the best value for money (€10) entertainment shows this writer has seen for some time. The talent, energy, and slickness of production was as professional as they come.It was the brainchild of Roisin Gillen (whose mum Robbie also participated) and involved professional dance instructor Shona Tinneny who gave her time free as did a cast of over twenty locals in support of Breast Cancer research. An interesting “twist” to the evening was the performance of Scarlett Rose (aka Martin McGuinness from Ardara) who brought the house down. Martin gave his time and considerable time talent free gratis. Kara Kelly is a professional Burlesque performer and it was nice to see her back performing in her home town to support a great cause. Rachel McGroary, Tracey Faulkner and Azalice O Donavan could comfortably sing on any stage in any show.Andrew Monk was a key ingredient in this extravagant show who entertained, provided sound and lighting and provided technical assistance. The majority of the cast was local, most of whom never performed in public. The performance of Thriller was spectacular with the “resurrected” cast dressed in 20’s costume giving a blistering performance. This Show has huge potential for further fundraising, it would be a shame if its’ energy and talent doesn’t go on to something much bigger.The organisers would like to thank Donegal Daily for their publicity and support. PUTTING ON THE RITZ FOR CANCER SUPPORT AT THE ABBEY was last modified: October 12th, 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:abbey hotelBreast cancer researchcancer supportDonegal TownPUTTING ON THE RITZlast_img read more

Almost 35,000 Donegal homes and businesses awaiting broadband

first_imgDeputy Charlie McConalogue has said that 34,107 homes and businesses await the green light for the National Broadband Plan (NBP) in County Donegal.The NBP aimed to ensure that every home, school and business in Ireland had access to high-speed broadband. Despite this 36% of homes and businesses are still awaiting the provision of high-speed broadband services.Deputy McConalogue commented, “Despite ongoing assurances from this Government over the last number of years, the National Broadband Plan has still not been given the go ahead and it is rural Ireland and Donegal in particular who are suffering. “Recent census figures have put Donegal as the poorest county in Ireland, high unemployment has contributed to youth emigration and the IDA hasn’t secured the set-up of any new companies in the region over the last number of years. I believe lack of high-speed broadband is a contributory factor and this needs to be addressed urgently.”He added it is evident that over the last number of years there is a growing appetite for remote working for career, health and lifestyle reasons and companies are more open to supporting remote workers in order to retain talent.“Donegal has everything to offer in terms of finding a healthy work-life balance and we need to be able to capitalise on this working trend however we need the IT infrastructure and broadband services to support our families who want to live and work here.“This Government must stop the delays and ensure that the National Broadband Plan is rolled out as soon as possible” concluded McConalogue. Almost 35,000 Donegal homes and businesses awaiting broadband was last modified: April 8th, 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:broadbanddeputy charlie mcconaloguedonegallast_img read more

Are Your Web Browser Plugins Safe? This Page Tells You

first_imgRelated Posts Mozilla, the organization behind the Firefox web browser, introduced a “plugin checker” page last fall that analyzed whether the plugins you had installed in your web browser were up to date. Now that tool has been updated to check plugins installed in other web browsers too, including Safari, Chrome, Opera and Internet Explorer. According to the Director of Firefox Development, Johnathan Nightingale, plugin safety is an issue across the web. “Outdated plugins are a major source of security and stability risk for web users,” he wrote in a recent company blog post. Plugin Safety MattersNightingale says that some studies have shown that the number of users running outdated plugins in their web browser is as high as 80%. However, the plugin checking mechanism built into the latest builds of the Firefox web browser keeps its users better secured as it will prompt you to update your plugins when new ones become available. He notes that over 60% of Firefox users visiting the plugin checker page were running the most recent version of the Adobe Flash plugin, a plugin that’s a popular target for attackers looking to exploit security vulnerabilities in the browser. When including users with either the latest version of the Flash plugin or the second most recent, the number was 75%, much higher than the rest of the web as a whole. Beyond Firefox: Plugin Safety for All BrowsersBut plugin safety isn’t just an issue for Firefox users. All web surfers who use plugins can be affected by security issues. And most do have plugins, even if they don’t realize it. Mainstream users may not understand that clicking “install Flash” to watch a web video means they’ve installed a browser plugin, but that’s exactly what they just did. And now in Google Chrome, the new web browser from the Internet Search giant, the Adobe Flash plugin will come pre-installed with the browser itself. To help address the issues of plugin safety outside the Firefox ecosystem, Mozilla has updated their plugin safety page to work with a number of other web browsers, including Safari 4, Chrome 4 and Opera 10.5. It also checks the safety levels of the most popular plugins for Internet Explorer 7 and 8. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Browsers#NYT#security#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… sarah perez If you’re using a non-Firefox browser such as those listed above, you can visit this Mozilla webpage and have your plugins checked for you. If any of the plugins are old, just click the “Update Now” button to remedy the situation. If the plugin checker can’t determine the status of the plugin, a “Research” button will appear instead. Plugins that are current will show a green “Up to Date” button. Reminder BadgesWeb site owners who want to remind their visitors to check their plugins can add one of these quirky banners to their site. “Groom parrot, Polish trophies, Check plugins,” the banner reads.Although the plugin checker page is a handy tool for web surfers concerned about security, it’s better when the browser does it for you. Our online lives are busy enough, we don’t need to add another to-do item to our list. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

If a Solar Plant Uses Natural Gas, Is It Still Green?

first_imgThis “concentrating” solar thermal approach is even more sensitive to clouds and particles than PV panels, since the mirrors can concentrate only the sunlight that arrives in a direct beam from the sun. Clouds and particulate matter scatter the light into directions that can still be utilized by photovoltaic panels but not the precisely angled mirrors.Ivanpah was designed and built to burn some natural gas to maintain peak power generation during times of intermittent clouds. Without the natural gas, Ivanpah’s steam turbines could trip off-line, interrupting power generation. The extra energy from natural gas can enable peak power production to continue until sunny conditions resume or the turbines pause for the night.Ivanpah, which is the largest solar concentrating plant in the world, began operation in early 2014, but unexpectedly cloudy conditions dampened electricity generation to below intended levels. Thus, soon after opening, Ivanpah petitioned the California Energy Commission to increase its use of natural gas. The commission’s staff analysis noted that the request would increase the plant’s carbon dioxide equivalent emissions limit from 62 pounds per megawatt hour (lb/MWh) to 75 lb/MWh. Of course, actual emissions are lower if sunnier conditions negate the need for extra natural gas use and increase solar output.On a percentage basis, this looks like a big increase. But context is needed. U.S. power plants in 2012 emitted an average 1,137 lb/MWh of CO2 – 15 times Ivanpah’s “dirtier” new limit. In fact, this number understates the gap, since the Ivanpah limit includes associated maintenance vehicle emissions not counted in the national average.Fox News and others have branded Ivanpah a “carbon polluter” by noting that its CO2 emissions top a federal threshold that requires reporting as a greenhouse gas emitting facility. Not mentioned is that Ivanpah’s emissions are just half the threshold of a “major stationary source,” denoting large facilities such as fossil fueled power plants or factories. RELATED ARTICLES In Clash of Greens, a Case for Large-Scale SolarSolar Thermal Plant Blamed for Bird Deaths Surge in Renewables Remakes California’s Energy LandscapeHoping for a Climate Change BreakthroughRethinking the Grid Nine Surprising Signs That Momentum Is Building for Climate Action Power towerUnlike the photovoltaic (PV) panels that are proliferating on rooftops such as my own, Ivanpah generates its power by angling mirrors to gather the intense sunlight of the Mojave Desert to produce heat. The mirrors reflect sunlight onto three power towers, where steam turns turbines to generate electricity. The giant Ivanpah solar power plant in the California Mojave Desert recently detailed how much natural gas it burned to generate power when the sun wasn’t sufficient: the equivalent to 46,000 tons of CO2 emissions in its first year, according to reports.Along with its impacts on wildlife and its receipt of federal incentives, news of the CO2 emissions has renewed criticism of the 377-megawatt facility, which supplies 140,000 California homes during peak hours of the day.Why is a solar power plant using natural gas, and does the associated CO2 disqualify it as “green”?The use of natural gas to complement solar in fact highlights a trend toward what I call “speckled green” electricity generation – approaches that are not completely green, but in which natural gas enables more widespread, reliable, and affordable deployments of renewables. Transitional technology?Critics rightly note that Ivanpah’s natural gas use and associated emissions are far higher than originally anticipated, with gas-fired auxiliary power now at times needed 4.5 hours per day rather than one as originally expected. Some critics specifically attack the use of natural gas with solar as “dirty power.”Indeed, natural gas is a non-renewable fossil fuel whose use causes CO2 and methane emissions. However, unless we expect to switch to completely renewable fuels overnight, which is unrealistic, fossil fuels will remain a major part of our energy mix in the decades ahead.I believe using those fossil fuels synergistically with renewables offers great potential. The joint deployment of natural gas with solar thermal energy, sometimes referred to as a “hybrid solar” plant, is one such approach. At Ivanpah, natural gas provided less than 5% of the energy, yet may have substantially boosted solar power output by keeping the turbines online.More broadly, the rapidly dispatchable – that is, able to generate power on demand – and adjustable nature of natural gas power generators enable greater penetration of variable wind and solar on the grid while maintaining reliability. Desert tortoisesThere are, however, other arguments that critics could lodge against Ivanpah.Its electricity output underperformed expectations in its initial year, though output in 2015 has increased sharply. It’s likely that the added flexibility to use more natural gas, together with an extra year of experience, has contributed to the big boost in output.As a cutting-edge energy project, Ivanpah received $1.6 billion in loan guarantees from the Department of Energy, plus a $660 million tax refund under the 30% Investment Tax Credit. Ivanpah also benefits from the tradeable renewable energy credits it generates under California’s Renewable Portfolio Standard. Critics of government incentives for renewable energy may oppose the policies that enabled those incentives and credits. Also, as costs have fallen faster for utility-scale photovoltaic plants than for solar thermal plants, Ivanpah is no longer seen as representing the most affordable possible future for solar.In terms of environmental impacts beyond CO2, Ivanpah has been linked to 3,500 bird deaths. Environmentalists have also criticized Ivanpah for its proximity to some endangered species such as the desert tortoise.Indeed, Ivanpah does not deserve to be considered the pure electric green energy source that we might seek in an ideal world. But all energy sources have environmental impacts, whether from emissions of combustion or obtaining the fuels or building the power plants and solar panels. The bird deaths from solar are tiny compared to those from fossil fuels.At least from a climate perspective, I believe this particular case of “speckled green” energy is doing pretty well, reducing CO2 emissions per MWh by over 90% compared to our national average for electricity. For costs and more flexible siting, though, other approaches are likely to displace Ivanpah as exemplars of the path toward greener, more affordable electricity. Daniel Cohan is an associate professor of Environmental Engineering and Faculty Scholar at Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University. This post originally appeared at The Conversation.last_img read more

Airbus wants to test autonomous flying cars sometime this year

first_imgDavid Curry French aerospace giant Airbus wants to have an autonomous car in the air by the end of the year, according to the group’s chief executive, Tom Enders.Airbus claims the autonomous flying car will alleviate traffic problems in major cities and could reduce infrastructure budgets for city planners, who won’t have to worry about bridges, traffic lights, or concrete roads.See also: Well, of course, Larry Page invested in two flying car startups“One hundred years ago, urban transport went underground, now we have the technological wherewithal to go above ground,” said Enders at the DLD tech conference in Munich. “We are in an experimentation phase, we take this development very seriously,”Airbus formed the Urban Air Mobility division last year, to start work on a prototype flying car. It hopes to test this by the end of the year, but Enders said it would most likely be 2020 before any commuters hop into a flying car.Flying cars aren’t choppersThe company also plans to build a semi-autonomous flying car, so the whole project isn’t gutted if regulations say a driver must be able to control the vehicle.Airbus has a new business plan for the flying cars, not at all like its commercial helicopters, which are sold at a price only few can afford. It wants to develop an Uber-like app for the flying cars, where commuters can rent the autonomous vehicle for a single ride.Interestingly, Uber also wants to have a service for flying cars, using Airbus’ concept.The flying car reality might only be a few years away, but with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) already struggling to regulate the drone market, it might be an intense fight to allow humans inside autonomous flying vehicles. Related Posts Tags:#Airbus#Autonomous#driverless#featured#flying cars#Future Tech#top IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A…center_img For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle… Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and…last_img read more

Ramesh Bais sworn in as Tripura Governor

first_imgRamesh Bais, a seven-time MP from Chhattisgarh’s Raipur and former Union minister, was on Monday sworn in as the Governor of Tripura, an official said. The Chief Justice of Tripura High Court, Justice Sanjay Karol, administered oath of office to Mr. Bais in the presence of Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb and senior officials of the administration.Mr. Bais, 71, who succeeded Kaptan Singh Solanki, was accorded the guard of honour at the lawn of the old Raj Bhavan building here. Speaking on the occasion, the Governor said that he would work for the all-round development of the State. The Chief Minister said that he had known Mr. Bais since 1999 and the new Governor’s experiences will be beneficial for the State.last_img

Letran coach Napa looks ahead to next season, targets title

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netShortly after Letran’s season ended, coach Jeff Napa quickly shifted his focus on the Knights’ future where he sees a different story unfolding.“Next year is a different story. There’s really competition with the talent we have, so there’s no assurance on who will make the lineup next year,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Napa set modest goals to start the season and knew Letran could go as far as the Final Four.He said adversities and at the start of the season also added weight on the Knights’ shoulders.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We knew from the start where we could go. We just had to deal with a lot of issues early in the season, telenovelas which happened and that’s what made us suffer and complicated our situation,” he said.“But we’re not looking at it as an excuse and we think of it as a rallying point for us to solidify our bond and got us to where we’re at. It just so happened that our season ended here.” Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Stags’ Calisaan has come a long way since his motorcycle accident last year CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA MOST READ Despite all they had to deal with, the Knights showed some fight and finished the eliminations at 9-9, tied for fourth as they survived two do-or-die games.Letran nearly made it three knockout games in a row, but San Sebastian, which drew a career performance from Michael Calisaan, was just too much down the stretch.“It’s hard to win if we have 15 missed free throws,” said Napa, who cited the Knights’ horrible shooting from the free throw line, going 18-of-33, after a 74-69 loss to the Stags on Tuesday.“We also had crucial stops that we didn’t execute. We made runs, but when we changed players, it changed the complexion of the game. There were unnecessary things that happened that gave our opponents the momentum.”Napa, though, isn’t blaming anybody for the Knights’ early exit as he looks ahead to the next season where he feels his team can contend for a title.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillioncenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES “One thing’s for sure, my target next year is to become a champion. That’s my mindset,” he boldly declared. “My mindset right now is to go to the Final Four, but next year, our mindset is to become number one.” Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11’Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts02:11NCAA Season 93 Preview: Letran Knights01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gameslast_img read more