first_imgThe Jury panel scheduled to appear at Donegal Town Court House for tomorrow Thursday the 9th October, 2014 are no longer required to attend. NOTICE: DONEGAL TOWN CIRCUIT COURT JURY PANEL was last modified: October 8th, 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)last_img


Warriors survived meningitis scare during 2017-18 season

first_imgSubscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table bookIt turns out the Warriors had more than just fatigue, injuries and complacency to guard against last season on the road to their third NBA title in four years. They also spent part of the 2017-18 season dealing with a meningitis scare.As detailed in a story by The Athletic, the Warriors took various precautionary measures to ensure meningitis didn’t spread.The Warriors …last_img


If Mars Had Water, It Wasn’t for Long

first_imgThe Mars Exploration Rovers found evidence for the minerals jarosite and gypsum.  Jarosite has been found on earth in connection with lava and acidic, sulfur-rich fluids, but usually only persists in an arid environment, says a press release from Virginia Tech based on a paper in Nature last week.1  Consequently, jarosite might be an indicator of a water-limited environment, and “liquid water may have been on Mars briefly.”As to how much water was on Mars, the researchers do not know if there was a great deal for a short time or a little for a longer period.  However, they can say there was a geologically short window in which liquid water was present, suggesting there also was a limited time period when conditions may have been hospitable for life, [Donald] Rimstidt said.1Madden, Bodnar and Rimstidt, “Jarosite as an indicator of water-limited chemical weathering on Mars,” Nature 431, 821 – 823 (14 October 2004); doi:10.1038/nature02971.The wet-Marsers are losing, and the Mars-lifers are down for the count.  The place reeks with sulfur and is bombarded by death rays.  The solar wind is dehydrating the whole planet.  Sorry, Percival.(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more


Brand South Africa website hits new record

first_imgBrand South Africa’s official website –http://www.southafrica.info/– posted record figures last month, achieving 2.5 million page impressions in March.Page impressions record the number of pages that were viewed by visitors – translating into hundreds of millions of hits, as each object downloaded on a page is counted as a hit.And in another record, the number of unique visitors going to the site, which is managed by BigMedia, increased to a record 247 000 in March.In comparison, figures from the Online Publishers Association (for October-December 2006) show that http://www.southafrica.info/ was more popular than sites such as:SundayTimes.co.za (Average of 2.2 million page impressions and 211 000 unique visitors). SuperSport.co.za (Average of 1.3 million page impressions and 201 000 unique visitors). BusinessDay.co.za (Average of 1.1 million page impressions and 182 000 unique visitors).Chantal Wellington, the IMC’s e-Communication Manager attributes the popularity of http://www.southafrica.info/ to “its vibe and freshness – at least five new articles are added each day.”In addition to daily updates, http://www.southafrica.info/ contains comprehensive information for foreign and local tourists and investors as well as South Africans living at home and overseas.“The site is both a source of practical ‘how to’ information as well as a comprehensive upbeat commentary of how Alive with Possibility South Africa is,” says Wellington.ENDSDeveloped by Meropa CommunicationsOn behalf of the International Marketing Council of South AfricaFor more information, please contact Tumelo Kumalo, IMC Media RelationsTelephone: 011 483 0122/ 084 962 5829Email: tumelok@meropa.org.zalast_img read more


iPhone 5 Maps Gaffe Energizes Apple’s Smartphone Rivals

first_imgBy now, many people considering a new smartphone know that the new maps service in Apple’s iPhone 5 – and iOS 6 – is more likely to get them lost than maps in competing phones. Rather than continue offering Google Maps, Apple opted for an inferior homegrown service, believing customers would wait for it to improve. In such a highly competitive market, that’s a high-risk strategy that has given rivals a huge opening.Dropping GoogleApple chose to drop its dependency on Google – and customers have to deal with the fallout. Complaints about Apple Maps include missing cities, mislabeled landmarks and faulty directions. While at a San Francisco cafe over the weekend, I spotted its owner hunched over an iPhone 4S, which he recently upgraded to iOS 6. I asked him what he thought of the new operating system, and his immediate comment was “Maps is a joke.”Apple’s response to critics is to ask for patience. “We launched this new map service knowing that it is a major initiative and we are just getting started with it,” company spokeswoman Trudy Muller told AllThingsD. “We are continuously improving it.” In other words, be content using a service worse than the one we had before, trusting that someday it will be better.Rivals AttackThat misstep is the opening rivals have waited for. In its Conversations blog, Nokia took advantage of the failings of Apple Maps to show the superiority of its service, which will be in the Windows Phone 8-based Lumia 920 set for release this year.Samsung has also joined the Apple-bashing party with TV ads attacking its rival as playing catch up. Key iPhone 5 features like a larger display and support for LTE high-speed networks are already available in the Galaxy S3, which also sports the superior Google Maps.Features that the Lumia and Galaxy have that are not in the iPhone include near-field communications (NFC) for and wireless battery charging. But those don’t matter much, because neither are mainstream and they’re unlikely to be missed by the majority of consumers. Maps is different. That’s a feature everyone uses and cares about. In delivering an inferior mapping service, Apple has given people a reason to look more closely at competitors’ products. Once they do that, people may begin to see through the Apple marketing machine. Tags:#Apple#iPad#iPhone#web antone gonsalves 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Who Needs The iPhone?People like myself who use multiple Apple products are the biggest winners in owning an iPhone. The integration with my MacBook Pro and iPad is key to why I stick with Apple. In addition, with the three-year tech support contract I purchased, I know Apple will provide good service when I occasionally run into problems. As a writer on continuous deadlines, time spent trying to figure out technical glitches costs me money, and Apple gets my equipment up and running quickly.But I’m likely an exception. Most people would find it much easier to switch from one smartphone vendor to another, and for them, Apple needs a product that is as good or better than the competition. On that basis, the iPhone 5’s mapping app is a big red flag.Apple has had trouble with core features before. When it launched the original iPhone in 2007, one of the biggest complaints was it didn’t work that well as a phone. However, the company was spared the brunt of the criticism, which was mostly directed at partner AT&T.No ScapegoatsThis time around, there are no handy scapegoats. Apple worked with two dozen partners on maps. TomTom is a primary supplier of the mapping data, and it has already made it clear it won’t be Apple’s whipping boy.“For over 20 years TomTom has provided high quality and accurate map data,” the company said in a statement emailed to ReadWriteWeb. The company went on to imply that the problem was with the app, not the data. “Each of these [device] manufacturers applies TomTom’s map data and other content to create their own unique application, which defines the user experience.”Losing Market ShareApple has been losing market share to smartphones running Google’s Android operating system for years. In the second quarter, the iPhone accounted for 17% of the market, while Android accounted for 68%, according to IDC.Overall iPhone sales continue to grow, of course, and the iPhone remains insanely profitable for Apple. But to maintain its lucrative position in the long run, Apple’s next generation will have to introduce something truly unique and not just ape the near-field communications and other features already in some Android smartphones.In the meantime, it can’t compromise on core features customers consider the baseline: solid voice communications, faster Web access, texting and accurate mapping. Apple has taken a step back with one of them – and that may prove to be a serious mistake. Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more


2013 Queensland Affiliates Cup

first_imgClose to 40 teams will take part in the inaugural Queensland Touch Football Affiliates Cup on Saturday, 7 December and Sunday, 8 December 2013 at the Carrara Sports Complex.38 teams will compete across five divisions – Men’s Open, Women’s Open, Mixed Open, Masters/Men’s 50’s and Senior Mixed. The event, in its first year, sees teams from the South Queensland region, as well as Brisbane, Noosa and Kingaroy, travelling to compete. Round games will be played on Saturday and Sunday morning, before the grand finals take place at the following times: 1.30pm – Mixed Open and Masters2.00pm – Women’s Open and Senior Mixed2.30pm – Men’s Open and Men’s 50’sTo keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and results from the 2013 Queensland Affiliates Cup, please click on the links below:Website – www.qldtouch.com.auFacebook – www.facebook.com/Qldtouch Twitter – www.twitter.com/QueenslandTouch Related LinksAffiliates Cuplast_img read more