A World War One commemorative CD created by Finn Valley College was officially launched last Friday by Minister for Education Joe McHugh TD.The CD entitled ‘To the Fallen’ was released at a special event in the Stranorlar secondary school ahead of Armistice Day. Staff and students of the school recorded 20 poems and songs for the collection to mark 100 years since the end of WW1 and to pay tribute to the Irish lives lost in battle.Up to 50,000 Irish men and women, 1,200 from Donegal, lost their lives on the battlefields of Europe during the Great War.The FVC commemorative project was the brainchild of Mr Shaun Byrne, a history teacher in the school, to help ensure that those lives will not be forgotten.Mr Shaun Byrne at the launch of ‘To The Fallen’ CD at Finn Valley CollegeMr Bryne was Master of Ceremonies at the launch event. In his address, he read a passage from the Donegal Roll of Honour kindly donated by Ms Mary Harte whose father, the late Mr Paddy Harte TD, was the driving force behind the book that recalls the details of those men from the county who died in WW1. As serendipity would have it, when Mr Byrne was looking for inspiration as to how he would begin his speech, he opened the book to find out that the last Donegal man killed was a Joseph McHugh, namesake of our guest of honour.Mr Byrne described the shocking loss of life from the war, listing many local Finn Valley names.The assembled audience of invited guests, staff and students were then treated to a couple of performances from some of the students who appeared on the album.Former FVC Principal Frank Dooley, Chief Executive Donegal ETB Anne McHugh and FVC Principal Alan ThompsonMinister Joe McHugh at the launch of ‘To The Fallen’ CD at Finn Valley College Over 40 members of the school community took part in the making of the CD, which includes a song adapted from Patrick McGill war poems. The Glenties man documented his war years in his writings and his haunting imagery coupled with his longing for home was arranged for the CD into the composition – I Wish the Sea was not so Wide – to the air of The Parting Glass.Caitlin McBride sings ‘I Wish the Sea was not so Wide’ at the launch of ‘To The Fallen’ CD at Finn Valley CollegeMinister McHugh commended everyone involved in the project in remembering such an important event of history so well. He spoke of his delight in seeing the way that history is valued so much in Finn Valley College and Donegal ETB and stated that he would certainly be drawing on the inspiration that he would take away from the day.To the Fallen CDs are available to buy from Finn Valley College for a donation of €10 to the Donegal Hospice. Donegal school launches WW1 CD at poignant event – Picture Special was last modified: November 12th, 2018 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:Armistice DayFinn Valley Collegeto the fallenWorld War One
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The Key to Mass Adoption of Wearables Tags:#Android Wear#Apple#Apple Watch#Google#smartwatches How Wearables Will Take Health Monitoring to th… Apple supposedly wants to put a FaceTime camera in its next smartwatch, along with more wireless support, 9to5Mac sources say. Although its original Apple Watch has only been on the market for a couple of months, the company may have plenty of reason to focus on the next generation device already. Estimates figure sales levels are only approaching 3 million units. (Perhaps tellingly, Apple hasn’t announced official numbers.) See also: 11 Things About The Apple Watch That May Surprise YouApple also supposedly wants to fill the gap between the $1,000 stainless steel model and the $10,000 gold edition. The report claims another premium price tier will fall somewhere above the $1,000 level. There’s a lot of wiggle room between those two points for the company to experiment with different materials. If the story pans out, then it would appear that Apple’s push for more features and options could be its way of drumming up more enthusiasm for its watch. However, if that’s the goal, then stuffing potentially battery-draining features into a gadget that already suffers from mediocre battery life may not be the way to go. Feature Creep When does a watch need to stand alone? (Pictured: Sony Smartwatch 3)The site’s marquee writer, Mark Gurman, has a track record for delivering solid leaks, so his reports could warrant more attention than most rumors. (Most recently, he leaked several iOS 9 features ahead of their announcement at the last Worldwide Developers Conference.) If his sources are correct this time too, then the second-generation Apple Watch will get a camera on its front bezel, as well as more wireless features that could allow for more independence. See also: What Developers Have Learned Building Apps For The Apple WatchAlthough the watch can do some limited things on its own—like Apple Pay and activity tracking—it requires an iPhone for most functions. Now, the 9to5Mac story explains that “Apple intends to integrate a new and more dynamic wireless chipset into the wearable,” for even more functionality apart from an iPhone. Think checking emails, iMessages, weather forecasts and so on over Wi-Fi. Less need for an iPhone may also set the stage for Android support someday, whether officially or through jailbreaking. Smartwatch independence matters most when you don’t want to take your phone with you, while running, cycling and exploring the great outdoors. You could make a case that GPS tracking (recently added to Android Wear) would be much more useful in those scenarios than beefing up Wi-Fi support. In any case, increased Wi-Fi usage shouldn’t necessarily hammer the Apple Watch’s power cell too badly—unless it’s often hunting for a network. The signal search can bring even larger devices to their knees. The possibility of a FaceTime camera is even more surprising. Samsung already tried putting a camera on a smartwatch with its early Galaxy Gear, and it didn’t go down too well. But the hardware may be less interesting than the premise that Apple would want us video calling from our wrists. The first Galaxy Gear smartwatch from Samsung had a goofy, and underwhelming, band-situated camera. Consider this: On a color touchscreen device, what really slams the battery is the display. (It’s the reason Pebble chose e-paper screens for its smartwatches.) Holding up your arm long enough for a video chat may be uncomfortable and annoying, but it’s nothing compared to FaceTime drilling holes in your watch’s already meager power bucket. (According to Gurman’s report, watches can end the day with roughly 30% to 40% battery, though with moderate use.) Gurman’s source says the new device won’t improve on the first watch’s battery life, despite the changes. But it’s hard to see how that will be possible, given the practical and physical realities of a small device. One thing seems clear: If the second Apple Watch can’t improve longevity, then at the very least, it can’t make it worse. Otherwise, version 2 runs a serious risk of flopping when it comes out. By The NumbersNo doubt, some people might take advantage of FaceTime on the watch. But in general, the space for that camera component would surely be better used for a larger battery. Had the original watch offered longer life, perhaps we wouldn’t see so many unwanted units popping up on Craigslist—though gripes seem to cover more than just battery. Even more could be on the way soon, now that Apple finally carries the wearable on its own store shelves. See also: The Apple Watch Looks Great—But It’s Going To Disappoint Lots Of UsersApple hasn’t released official sales figures, but consumer market analyst Slice Intelligence puts the total at 2.79 million as of mid-June. That seems low, particularly for a company accustomed to high volume launch sales. (Its iPhone 6 phones pulled in 10 million over their first weekend.) Of course, no one, including Apple, expects the watch to come anywhere near iPhone 6 sales. Superficially, the estimate puts the smartwatch roughly on par with the first iPad’s sales back in 2010. That may not be a sign of great things to come. iPad sales have been slumping lately, and for Apple’s long game, a lot more may be riding on the watch. As the company’s “most personal” device amid initiatives that seem all-too-personal—from our phones, computers, homes, cars, TVs, health and fitness—Apple needs its watch to become a huge success, as a crucial access point for the whole system. Apple may know what its watch is good for, but that doesn’t mean customers do. One of the overarching themes from the past year—for both the Apple Watch and Android wearables—has been that we’re still not sure exactly what to do with this new breed of device. Against that backdrop, it’s no surprise to see Apple and others pile on the features. But getting the basics right first would be a better approach in the long run. Lead photo and “flower” photo by Adriana Lee for ReadWrite; Apple Watch display photo by Shinya Suzuki; Sony Smartwatch 3 photo courtesy of Sony; Galaxy Gear image courtesy of Samsung david nield You Think Your Employees WANT to Wear That Devi… Related Posts 4 Ways Big Data & VR Are Changing Professi…
Clinical mobility and device interoperability continue to be top challenges for healthcare providers worldwide. As the use of mobile devices like tablets and 2 in 1’s continues to increase, providers are looking for innovative new ways for these devices to streamline workflows and improve patient experiences. Intel is collaborating with Ergotron to study clinical workflows and identify new solutions that can help providers achieve these goals.As part of this ongoing collaboration, we recently sat down with Michael Mullen, director of product development at Ergotron. Michael leads new product innovation strategy with a background in industrial design and product management to deliver the next generation of furniture and mounts to optimize use and how it relates to the human interface to promote healthier, more productive environments for life and work.Intel: What work has Ergotron undertaken in the healthcare space?Mullen: With more than 30 years of experience in creating ergonomic solutions for computer users worldwide, and more than 20 years in healthcare alone, Ergotron is uniquely qualified to design workstations that fit workflow throughout an entire facility. With the emergence of electronic medical records (EMR) systems, technology has been in a continual fast-pasted evolution and our role is to optimize the digital interface with IT equipment and improve usability and safety for these systems that are now consuming upwards of 35 percent of a caregiver’s shift. Negative HCAHPS scores and readmissions deeply effect the bottom line. It is our mission to innovate in this area where patient experience and workflow requirements merge together.Intel: How do you see IT technology impacting your customers and their use of Ergotron solutions – today and in the future? How does Ergotron work with technology companies like Intel to integrate new technology based solutions?Mullen: We work closely with thought-leaders like Intel and our IT partners to optimize the latest technology and improve EMR usage. In today’s very competitive healthcare landscape, the patient has many choices on where to go and who to see. Patients also have higher expectations on what should be provided to support a proper exam or procedure. Combine this with the healthcare market shifting from procedure-based to outcome- and experience-based patient visits, and it creates a latent need to rethink how technology can enable the best patient care possible.Intel: What are some of the key trends in healthcare right now that you find interesting?Mullen: Secure patient records, wireless technologies, and mobility are all areas that we are looking at to improve the desired outcomes for both the patient and caregiver. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is being considered by many organizations, even though it doesn’t fit into many of the existing environmental processes and it actually costs more to manage than facility-owned devices while also raising many security concerns. The computing power and efficiency of mobile devices, thin-clients, and 2 in 1’s is more than adequate for most EMR activities. Unfortunately, ergonomics and EMR requirements are not currently optimized for these form factors. I think our future will be to seamlessly integrate and optimize these new form factors while respecting the ergonomic efficiencies gained by full-size peripherals combined with the constraints that the EMR vendors require. More and more client devices are being integrated into these facilities with vastly different workflows at every site. When we ask our end users what they want, the typical response is, “we need more time and we need more computers.” Why, in this day and age, do clinicians need more computers? I suggest they need the right computer interface at the right time to avoid interruption to their workflow and maintain positive engagement and care for the patient.Intel: What does the hospital of the future look like? How is Ergotron helping hospitals make this transformation?Mullen: In the near future, I see a care environment where technology will work with the caregiver and with the patient. We will be having far fewer conversations about battery charging, cable management, heavy carts, and peripheral support. It will be a much more approachable interaction with technology. Less wires, more integration. We are looking at what elements need to be minimized, combined with what elements need to be improved. Then identify how the latest technologies can help optimize these findings to create the desired outcomes. I see a transparent use of technology that encourages collaboration and does not disrupt, but rather supports, a clinician and informs a patient and their family. This technology will always be accessible at the right time, at the right scale, and in the right ergonomic position to provide a meaningful interaction with the patient and EMR that will ultimately lead to healthier, happier caregivers and improved patient outcomes.
Delhi Daredevils superstar Rishabh Pant has hit out at rumour mongers and asked them to let him focus on his cricket.Pant, 20, was retained by Delhi Daredevils this season and has since been in the form of his life. The young wicketkeeper batsman is currently the Orange Cap holder with 582 runs from 12 matches. He has struck a hundred and four fifties so far.In fact, Pant broke Gautam Gambhir’s record for most runs by a Daredevils batsman in an IPL season. Gambhir had scored 534 runs in the inaugural edition in in 2008.Watch: Cheeky Rishabh Pant catches Virat Kohli’s attentionGiven Pant’s form, it was a bit of a surprise to see that he had not been selected for the Indian limited-overs teams for the two T20I matches in Ireland and the ODIs and T20Is in England. He, was however, named in the India A team.The Indian squad was announced on May 8 and Pant has since blasted an unbeaten 128 (the highest individual IPL score by an Indian) and 61. But the rumour mill went into overdrive and a parody account falsely quoted Pant as saying: “I was angry with the selectors for not selecting me in Indian Senior Team against Afghanistan, England or Ireland. All my anger came out tonight in form of those shots. Hope they saw my innings & realized I deserve a place in Indian Team.ALSO READ: Rishabh Pant breaks Gautam Gambhir’s record for DaredevilsPant has now cleared the air and said he had said no such thing.advertisementJust to clarify some rumours going around about my statement about not getting selected to play for india I never said anything like that it so just giving out my clarification .So please stop spreading rumours and let me concentrate on my cricketRishabh Pant (@RishabPant777) May 13, 2018Pant is the youngest batsman to breach the 1000-run mark in IPL history.In January 2017, Pant was named in the Indian squad for the three-match T20I series against England at home. He made his debut in Bangalore. He was also part of thr one-off T20I against West Indies in July last year where he scored 38.He also played two matches in the Nidahas Trophy, scoring 23 against Sri Lanka and 7 against Bangladesh.
Barcelona coach Valverde: Murillo needed due to emergency situationby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona coach Ernesto Valverde says a deal for Jeisson Murillo was due to an “emergency situation”.The defender has arrived on-loan from Valencia.For the coach he was a must because the team was in an emergency situation and needed “a centre back with experience”. “It was an emergency situation. We were looking for a player with experience, who knew La Liga. A priority,” explained Valverde.Valverde said he is also pleased with the summer signings. Of Arthur and Lenglet he said “they fit in very well and have moulded absolutely with our style.” On Malcom he said: “He has not played as much as the others but we hope that he will help us. He’s a winger, a different player, with a big future ahead of him.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 17: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts during the college football game against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Spartans defeated the Wolverines 27-23. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Urban Meyer rules the college football world on the field. Jim Harbaugh now rules the college football Twitterverse.As pointed out by Maize n Brew, SB Nation’s Michigan blog, the Wolverines’ new head coach is now the most-followed college football coach on Twitter. Ohio State’s coach held the top spot until a couple days ago. As of 1:30 p.m. E.T. Thursday afternoon, Harbaugh is at 269K, Meyer is at 263K. Why has Harbaugh gained so many followers? He’s kind of a nut. Attacking this day with Enthusiasm Unknown to Mankind— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) January 15, 2015Thought of the day – What a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive! – Sir Walter Scott— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) February 7, 2015Urban Meyer, meanwhile, probably (definitely) doesn’t even run his own Twitter account. So this isn’t a fair fight.
GAINESVILLE, FL – SEPTEMBER 15: A view from the end-zone as the Tennessee Volunteers take on the Florida Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on September 15, 2007 in Gainesville, Florida. Florida defeated Tennessee 59-20. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)Byron Cowart was a five-star recruit and the No. 1 defensive end in the country last year. His first year at Auburn was a disappointment, but he was an elite high school player. According to a teammate of 2016 Florida signee Jachai Polite, the Gators are getting an even better player. Marcus Tatum, an offensive tackle heading to Tennessee, went up against Cowart at a UCF camp, and doesn’t thinks Polite is better across the board. From SEC Country:“Jachai is way better than Byron Cowart, by a lot. I went against Byron when I was a sophomore at the UCF camp and I was kicking his butt on a sprained MCL. I played right tackle and he was this big-name guy.“When I go against Jachai, it’s a different story. He’s got better moves than Byron, better pad level, better speed, everything. In that same camp, things just clicked for (Jachai) and he was dominating. That’s really when he started becoming a beast.”Pretty strong words there. Polite was not nearly as highly rated as Cowart, rated three stars by 247Sports. Of course, that only means so much. It Tatum is right, Florida may be getting a very nice player.[SEC Country]
New Delhi: Describing the government’s move to slash corporate tax rate as a bold measure, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das on Tuesday said it has made India a very attractive destination for foreign investment. In the biggest reduction in 28 years, the government on Friday cut corporate tax rate by almost 10 percentage points as it looked to pull the economy out of a six-year low growth and a 45-year high unemployment rate by reviving private investments with a Rs 1.45-lakh crore tax break. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraBase corporate tax for existing companies has been reduced to 22 per cent from the current 30 per cent; and for new manufacturing firms, incorporated after October 1, 2019 and starting operations before March 31, 2023, it was slashed to 15 per cent from the current 25 per cent. “It is a very bold measure, and it is a highly positive step. India’s corporate tax now becomes very competitive compared to other emerging market economies in ASEAN and other parts of Asia. So far as international investors are concerned, so far as FDI is concerned, I think India stands definitely in a very competitive position, and would be able to attract higher investments,” Das said. With regard to domestic investors, he said, they now have more cash so they’ll be able to undertake more capital expenditure. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 daysThey can invest more and some of them can deleverage their liabilities which will add strength to their balance sheets, he said after meeting Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman here. Talking about the meeting with the finance minister, the Governor said, it was a customary meeting ahead of monetary policy meeting. “There is a long tradition that the governor meets the finance minister and discusses about the overall macro economic position. So today’s meeting was basically that,” he said. The three-day monetary policy committee meeting will begin on October 1 amid expectations of rate cut to be announced on October 4 in a bid to revive the sagging economy. Last week, Das had said the government has limited fiscal space to support growth, but low inflation can help the monetary authority ease policy rates further and help boost the economy. The RBI has already cut rates four times to the tune of 110 basis points this year to push growth. “Today, when we see that the price stability is maintained and inflation is much below 4 per cent and is expected to be so in the next 12 months horizon, there is room for (more) rate cuts, especially when growth has slowed down,” Das had said. However, he refused to share RBI’s revised growth projection, stating that it will go public with the revised numbers at the upcoming monetary policy announcement on October 4.
New Delhi: The Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik directed Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCsP) to conduct verification of the residential camps of the migrant population and identify the anti-social elements.The police chief also told senior officers to keep a tab on undesirable visitors in servant quarters area. Police sources told Millennium Post that a meeting was held at police headquarters (PHQ) in September. It was headed by top cop. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesWhile discussing on the topic related to verification of flouting/migrant population, Commissioner told other senior officers that this is an area on which district DCsP should work with a sustained plan of action. Intensive verification should be done in residential camps of the migrant population to identify anti-social elements. “District DCsP should start a drive-in unauthorised colonies/JJ clusters of their areas for meaningful verification,” the Police Chief told officers. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarSources said that the CP further directed that this drive should also be started in respect of undesirable visitors to the servants quarters of colonies. Meanwhile, the top cop also discussed on imparting deterrence to police patrolling. Sources added that CP directed officers that district DCsP should devise and monitor a system in which motorcycle patrols go to the crowded areas and question persons moving under suspicious circumstances. “Bi-cycle patrols should go to the parks and interact with the people about their grievances, as a confidence-building measure, particularly when it comes to women and senior citizens who visit parks,” the top cop told their officers. According to data, city police have taken action against more than 38,000 anti-social elements in the current year. Replicating “Nazuk” scheme in other districts Amulya Patnaik directed that the district DCsP should choose a colony, particularly where the cases of POCSO Act are high, in their districts and replicate “Naazuk” scheme there. The purpose behind “Naazuk” is to generate awareness about child sexual abuse particularly crimes against children of the smaller age group. The scheme was launched as a pilot project from Bharat Nagar area of North West district.