Council makes progress on Letterkenny allotment plans

first_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Council makes progress on Letterkenny allotment plans Google+center_img Twitter Newsx Adverts Previous articleMedia imbalance is contributing to economic uncertainty – BlaneyNext articleJudge refuses compensation in case of head shop robbery News Highland Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By News Highland – November 23, 2010 Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Letterkenny Town Council is to move to agree a site for allotments in the coming weeks, with the site near the Glencar Reservoir now the main focus of attention.This week’s reconvened meeting of the council was told that discussions about a piece of land near West Hill offered by Bishop Philip Boyce have ended after it became clear that there were issues which could not be resolved.Cllr Dessie Larkin proposed that the council abandon those discussions and concentrate on the Glencar site.Another possible option which has been suggested is an area near the pastoral centre, where the probation service has been operating a programme.Brix Lloyd, a long time campaigner for the community allotment project is welcoming the debate. He says the council is committing itself to progress, and that’s to be welcomed:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/brixam.mp3[/podcaast] Pinterestlast_img read more

NCUA Board proposes elimination of MBL waiver process

first_imgThe NCUA Board, voting 3-0, issued a proposed rule on Thursday that would eliminate the member business lending waiver process and would allow credit unions to decide for themselves if a borrower should be exempt from a personal guarantee.NCUA Board Chairman Debbie Matz called the proposal “the right approach at the right time.” She continued, “Credit unions know their members better than we do, and this modernized business lending rule reflects that reality.”NAFCU Director of Regulatory Affairs Alicia Nealon said the proposal is a good first step. “NAFCU has long advocated for MBL reform, and we appreciate NCUA’s efforts to  remove prescriptive underwriting criteria and personal guarantee requirements. While we welcome many aspects of this proposal, NAFCU is concerned with the agency’s initial estimates of how much NCUA will spend to implement the rule. We support necessary and thorough examiner training, but we urge NCUA to keep it within the agency’s current budget and look for all cost savings opportunities.”NCUA said that if the rule is adopted, the agency would conduct training for examiners with a one-time cost of $1.9 million in advance of the rule’s implementation. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Ex-Barca president tips Messi to pen new deal as Neymar returns

first_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Barcelona could tie down Lionel Messi and re-sign Neymar, reckons former vice-president Emili Rousaud. Messi’s Nou Camp deal expires in 2021 but the LaLiga legend is yet to agree an extension after a feud with the Barca hierarchy – leading to interest from Manchester City and Inter Milan. Barcelona have been tipped to tie down Lionel Messi by former club president Emili Rousaud However, Messi blasted the Inter link as “fake news” with reports in Spain instead suggesting the Catalans are increasingly confident of securing the 32-year-old’s long-term future. And former Barca chief Rousaud – who this month stepped down in protest at how the club is being run – admitted he would be “very surprised” if the Argentine did not extend his current contract. He told ESPN: “I think Messi and Barcelona will reach an agreement over a renewal. “To reach an agreement, the two parties must make some kind of concession, but I would be very surprised if this beautiful story did not continue for longer.” Messi’s most recent fallout with the Barca board came over their handling of the coronavirus crisis, when the talisman was thought to be losing patience with chiefs over wage deferrals In February, he hit out at ex-team-mate and director of football Eric Abidal over comments regarding some players’ commitment and effort around the time of Ernesto Valverde’s sacking. Messi also said he found it “strange” that the club were forced to deny claims they paid a PR firm to attack stars, including the Argentine icon. The tensions between the six-time Ballon d’Or winner and Barcelona has led to suggestions he could leave the club after 19 years. But after former Inter president Massimo Moratti suggested the San Siro club could launch an audacious move to sign Messi, reports in Spain insist Barcelona are “completely unfazed” by the comments. Messi has scored 627 goals in 718 games and won ten LaLiga titles as well as four Champions Leagues. But in order to keep on winning trophies – especially the Champions League – he wants to see more quality players brought in, such as international team-mate Lautaro Martinez and former club colleague Neymar. Barca failed in a summer effort to buy back Neymar from PSG – the club they sold the Brazilian to in 2017 for a world record £198million fee. But Rousaud insisted the transfer pursuit is not yet over and believes the forward could be re-signed in a cheaper deal due to the effect the Covid-19 crisis could have on the transfer market. Rousaud believes Neymar could be re-signed in a cheaper deal due to the affect the Covid-19 crisis could have on the transfer market Read Also: Video: Lionel Messi reveals favourite career goal He said: “I think it’s possible that Neymar could return in the summer. It does not seem to me an impossibility at all. “We will have to see if it opens or not. I have a feeling that the pandemic will lead to some deflation in player prices, which is good for buyers but bad for sellers. “We will have to see how all these factors are rebalanced.” Promoted ContentTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends In TV7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World12 Marvel Superheroes Before The Fame8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Some Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That Exist7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black Holeslast_img read more

Sharks’ Thornton says he hasn’t thought about retirement

first_imgST. LOUIS — Moments after the San Jose Sharks’ season ended with a 5-1 loss in Game 6 of the Western Conference final, with the victorious St. Louis Blues still on the ice celebrating their trip to the Stanley Cup Final, Sharks icon Joe Thornton was asked point-blank if he had thought about his future.His answer was just as direct. And simple, too.“No,” he said.This was no time for the 21-year-veteran, the first overall pick way back in 1997, to address whether he’ll play another year in a …last_img

5 Graph Databases to Consider

first_imgTags:#Architecture#cloud Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo… klint finley Related Posts Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Of the major categories of NoSQL databases – document-oriented databases, key-value stores and graph databases – we’ve given the least attention to graph databases on this blog. That’s a shame, because as many have pointed out it may become the most significant category.Graph databases apply graph theory to the storage of information about the relationships between entries. The relationships between people in social networks is the most obvious example. The relationships between items and attributes in recommendation engines is another. Yes, it has been noted by many that it’s ironic that relational databases aren’t good for storing relationship data. Adam Wiggins from Heroku has a lucid explanation of why that is here. Short version: among other things, relationship queries in RDBSes can be complex, slow and unpredictable. Since graph databases are designed for this sort of thing, the queries are more reliable.Google has its own graph computing system called Pregel (you can find the paper on the subject here), but there are several commercial and open source graph databases available. Let’s look at a few.Neo4jThis is one of the most popular databases in the category, and one of the only open source options. It’s the product of the company Neo Technologies, which recently moved the community edition of Neo4j from the AGPL license to the GPL license (see our coverage here). However, its enterprise edition is still proprietary AGPL. Neo4j is ACID compliant. It’s Java based but has bindings for other languages, including Ruby and Python.Neo Technologies cites several customers, though none of them are household names.Here’s a fun illustration of how relationship data in graph databases works, from an InfoQ article by Neo Technologies COO Peter Neubauer: How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud FlockDBFlockDB was created by Twitter for relationship related analytics. Twitter’s Kevin Weil talked about the creation of the database, along with Twitter’s use of other NoSQL databses, at Strange Loop last year. You can find our coverage here.There is no stable release of FlockDB, and there’s some controversy as to whether it can be truly referred to as a graph database. In a DevWebPro article Michael Marr wrote:This lead MyNoSQL blogger Alex Popescu to write: “Without traversals it is only a persisted graph. But not a graph database.”The biggest difference between FlockDB and other graph databases like Neo4j and OrientDB is graph traversal. Twitter’s model has no need for traversing the social graph. Instead, Twitter is only concerned about the direct edges (relationships) on a given node (account). For example, Twitter doesn’t want to know who follows a person you follow. Instead, it is only interested in the people you follow. By trimming off graph traversal functions, FlockDB is able to allocate resources elsewhere.However, because it’s in use at one of the largest sites in the world, and because it may be simpler than other graph DBs, it’s worth a look.AllegroGraphAllegroGraph is a graph database built around the W3C spec for the Resource Description Framework. It’s designed for handling Linked Data and the Semantic Web, subjects we’ve written about often. It supports SPARQL, RDFS++, and Prolog.AllegroGraph is a proprietary product of Franz Inc., which markets a number of Semantic Web products – including its flagship set of LISP-based development tools. The company claims Pfizer, Ford, Kodak, NASA and the Department of Defense among its AllegroGraph customers.GraphDBGraphDB is graph database built in .NET by the German company sones. sones was founded in 2007 and received a new round of funding earlier this year, said to be a “couple million” Euros. The community edition is available under an APL 2 license, while the enterprise edition is commercial and proprietary. It’s available as a cloud-service through Amazon S3 or Microsoft Azure.InfiniteGraphInfiniteGraph is a proprietary graph database from Objectivity, the company behind the object database of the same name. Its goal is to create a graph database with “virtually unlimited scalability.”According to Gavin Clarke at The Register: “InfiniteGraph map is already being used by the CIA and Department of Defense running on top of the existing Objectivity/DB database and analysis engine.”OthersThere are many more graph databases, including OrientDB, InfoGrid and HypergraphDB. Ravel is working on an open source implementation of Pregel. Microsoft is getting into the game with the Microsoft Reasearch project Trinity.You can find more by looking at the Wikipedia entry for graph databases or NoSQLpedia.last_img read more

Dumaan dedicates pencak silat gold to family

first_imgDines Dumaan of the Philippines after winning the gold medal in the men’s tanding putra class A 45-50 kg division of the 29th Southeast Asian Games pencak silat competition Tuesday at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center in Kuala Lumpur. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKUALA LUMPUR — The first thing 2017 Southeast Asian Games gold medalist Dines Dumaan wants to do when he returns to the Philippines is bond with his family back in Roxas City.“I dedicate my gold medal to my countrymen and then to my family,” said the 21-year old Dumaan, who is a full-time athlete after dropping out from college.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Dumaan is second of a brood of six. Their parents are rice farmers.He worked his way up all the way to the national team because of his impressive showing in the sparring sessions.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 shutoutDumaan also competed in wushu and taekwondo but now prefers pencak silat where he won the gold medal in the tanding Class A for 45-kg-50kg division in the SEA Games.It was the Philippines’ first gold in the sport since 2005. Read Next The Philippine pencak silat team will compete in Korea on Sept 21 for the third Asian Pencak Silat Championship. PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games LATEST STORIES UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img NBA: Lamar Odom seeks 1-day contract, retirement with Lakers WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more

20 days agoMan Utd boss Solskjaer forced to delete Twitter account

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd boss Solskjaer forced to delete Twitter accountby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has deleted his Twitter account.Solskjaer has left Twitter after being targeted by vicious trolls in the aftermath of Thursday’s dire goalless draw at AZ Alkmaar.According to reports the abuse forced the Norwegian, who used to manager Molde in his native Norway, to close his account, @olegs26_ole.Although it was not verified with a tick it had had a total of 124,000 followers, including a number of players including club captain Ashley Young.The biog read: “Dad of 3 fantastic kids, married to a wonderful wife and Manager of Molde FK, ex footballer.” This was accompanied by an image of him with Ryan Giggs. last_img read more

Oklahoma WR Randomly Trolls Texas, Tweets “Horns Down” Logo

first_imgUpside down Texas logo.TwitterOklahoma freshman-to-be Dede Westbrook hasn’t even played a snap for the Sooners yet, but he’s already talking a bit of trash to the team’s biggest rival. Westbrook, a four-star wide receiver who will begin his freshman year in 2015, decided to randomly tweeted a “horns down” logo Thursday night. It’s a strong move out the gate. #Sooners pic.twitter.com/y4vkHztQy5— Dede Westbrook (@DedeTHEGreat11) March 6, 2015The Texas vs. Oklahoma rivalry took a back seat in 2014, as TCU and Baylor reigned supreme in the Big 12. Perhaps Westbrook will help bring it back to the forefront.last_img

Oregon Media Relations Staffer Fires Back At Steve Sarkisian After USC Coach Takes Shot At The Ducks

first_imgSteve Sarkisian USC vs. Oregon tweets.Steve Sarkisian USC OregonThe two most successful program in the Pac-12 over the last decade or so have been Oregon and USC. So, it’s only natural for there to be a little bit of a rivalry between the two programs. And there is one, whether or not the players and coaches will actually admit it. The rivalry’s hotness level rose a bit this afternoon, when Trojans’ coach Steve Sarkisian took a low-key shot at the Ducks when discussing USC’s uniform plans. “We’re not going to take the field this year in 13 different uniforms in 13 games this year.” – Sark, taking a low-key shot at Oregon.— Chantel Jennings (@ChantelJennings) July 31, 2015Oregon media relations staffer Joe Waltasti fired back at the USC coach in awesome fashion. Sark 0-5 vs. Oregon as a head coach… https://t.co/WKSvSwdk6K— Joe Waltasti (@GoDucksJoe) July 31, 2015Oregon has outscored Sark coached teams 227-97. #tradition https://t.co/dIEbwrVhvj— Joe Waltasti (@GoDucksJoe) July 31, 2015Oregon and USC are set to meet Nov. 21. in Eugene. We can’t wait for that one.last_img read more