Twitter Facebook Previous article#BREAKING CAB raids at Limerick and Dublin homesNext articleTargeted crackdown on Limerick dumping blackspots Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie SING OUT WITH STRINGS celebrates a decade of music with showcase performance Limerick students win trip to Brussels hosted by MEP Kelly Three Limerick students honoured to present their project in Dublin TAGSBriery gapDancing at LughnasaThomond Community CollegeTransition Year Linkedin Thomond Community College to hold its annual Multicultural Day Print NewsLocal NewsLimerick Community College through to All Ireland Drama FinalBy Staff Reporter – February 23, 2018 1155 Thomond Community College Transition Year Drama Students.Thomond Community College’s transition year drama group have successfully qualified for the All Ireland Final of the Briery Gap drama festival 2018.The final will be held in Mullingar on the 3rd of March where the group will be showcasing their talents in a performance of Brien Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa.The play centres around the five Mundy sisters (Kate, Maggie, Agnes, Rosie, and Christina), all unmarried, who live in a cottage outside of Ballybeg. All the drama takes place in the sisters’ cottage or in the yard just outside, with events from town and beyond being reported either as they happen or as reminiscence.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The oldest, Kate played by Merit Admadasun, is a school teacher, the only one with a well-paid job. Agnes (Katie O’Connor) and Rose (Aisha Garba) knit gloves to be sold in town, thereby earning a little extra money for the household. They also help Maggie (Saoirse O’Sullivan) to keep house. Maggie and Christina (Temera Odhomor) have no income at all. Michael (Sadbh O’Riordan) is seven years old and plays in and around the cottage. All is quiet in the Mundy household until their uncle Father Jack (Tommy Kerrigan) arrives home from the missionaries in Uganda and Gerry Evans (Sage Kaya) seeks Christina’s hand in marriage.The play is directed by their teacher, Aidan O’Connell who said “It’s a pleasure to work with such a talented and enthusiastic group and I’m extremely proud of their achievement so far. The group is elated at their accomplishment and are rehearsing harder than ever in preparation for the final”More local news here. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick GAA stalwarts drive enthusiasm for Bus Éireann competition Email WhatsApp Advertisement Limerick event bridges gap between education and employment
7 August 2012South Africa experienced unusually widespread snowfall as a cold front gripped the country on Tuesday.With temperatures dropping below freezing on Monday night, the South African Weather Service reported heavy snowfall in the Western Cape Mountains, the interior high ground of the Eastern Cape, Lesotho and the Drakensburg mountains in KwaZulu-Natal.On Tuesday, light snowfall was also experienced in parts of the central and Northern Free State as well as in the southern parts of Gauteng province, from Pretoria through to Vereeniging.A number of national roads were closed on Tuesday as a result of the snow, including the N3 at Van Reenen’s Pass between Harrismith and the Tugela toll plaza, as well as passes in the Eastern Cape, with the authorities urging motorists to drive with care.In Johannesburg, schoolchildren and office workers took to the playgrounds and the streets to witness the city’s heaviest fall since September 1981.South African Weather Service forecaster Jan Vermeulen told SAnews.gov.za that South Africans, particularly those in the eastern and central interior of the country, could expect the very cold weather to continue on Wednesday.More snowfall was expected overnight over the eastern and southern interior of the country, Vermeulen said.However, the weather is expected to warm up in time for the country’s national Women’s Day public holiday on Thursday.SAinfo reporter
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3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Who is the most successful server manufacturer today? Viewed one way, the answer is “no one”. And that face is a dismal warning to traditional PC makers who are counting on servers to keep their businesses afloat as the PC market slowly disintegrates.Hewlett-Packard, Dell, IBM, Fujitsu and Cisco sold the most servers during the fourth quarter of 2012, according to data released by IDC. But it’s the “other” category that’s scaring the pants off the others. That’s a throng of second-tier and “white box” server vendors who collectively sold 879,711 servers during the quarter. Number one HP, by contrast, sold 663,598.Look no further than IBM’s reported plans to sell off its low-end serve business to Lenovo — likely Big Blue’s attempt to escape an increasingly commoditized market while it still can.True, IBM, HP, and Dell still each pull in more revenue than the the $1.86 billion amassed by the “others” horde. But that’s cold comfort, given that low-cost unbranded servers are quickly eating into their markets. The commoditization trend is getting a hard push from companies like Google, Facebook and Rackspace, who are busily designing and building their own servers to power their huge data centers.Server manufacturers are trying to shield themselves with software, services and support, three defenses against the Mongol horde of white boxes. Arguably, though, that hasn’t worked for Big Blue, at least at the low end of PC-based servers. And there’s no particular reason to think it will save HP or Dell over the long term, either.On the surface, none of this will really disadvantage consumers or developers. It really doesn’t matter to end users whose name is on the boxes that power Netflix, Evernote, Apple’s iCloud, or Amazon. And there will always be a need for some sort of server, from somebody. In fact, commodization is an indirect but very real plus for users, since it lowers costs for Web providers, making possible an increasing lineup of innovative, and often free, Web services.But it’s definitely bad news for the server makers themselves. This Has Been A Long Time ComingTraditional PC manufacturers like IBM, HP and Dell have taken one hit to their businesses after another over the past decade or so. Desktop PCs started declining in price with the rise of the Internet, reducing the need to upgrade PCs. Then laptops ate further into that market as they began to rival desktop power while offering mobility.Finally, tablets and smartphones tapped the cloud for computing and location, and far more cheaply, limiting the need for people to buy expensive laptops.That left PC-based servers — and that market is now under siege as well. The days of the mainframes came and went, and most server infrastructure now runs on the Xeon processor, Intel’s PC processor optimized for the enterprise. Traditional mainframe processors — IBM’s Power, Oracle’s Sparc — retreated to the ivory towers of research computing. Meanwhile, companies like former Taiwan motherboard makers Supermicro or Asus realized that they can assemble a notebook or server just as well as a Dell or HP, and for less.As prices of traditional PCs fell, hardware makers turned to new tactics, loading up new machines with “crapware” ranging from trial versions of AOL to antivirus programs to games. Consumers hated it, but the revenue crapware provided, directly or indirectly, helped keep hardware makers afloat.Unfortunately, there’s no way to duplicate that strategy in the server space. IT managers don’t want servers cluttered up with Adobe Flash, Cyberlink PowerDVD, Roxio Creator, or any of the other bloatware that Dell places on its PCs. They do, however, want some help just making sense of it all.Geek Squad On SteroidsEnter “solutions,” the jargon that dominates enterprise discussions. Suddenly, the PC turned server makers weren’t selling a PC, monitor and printer; they were packaging together a server, associated storage, a network switch, security, migration, and engineering services and support to tie it all together. Put extremely simplistically, an enterprise solution is everything that the Geek Squad offers, just scaled up by orders of magnitude.In 2012, for instance, Dell bought Clerity in order to help Dell Services “reduce the cost of transitioning business-critical applications and data from legacy computing systems and onto more modern architectures, including the cloud.” In the PC space, that’s called dumping the contents of Mom and Dad’s old PC onto a USB key and loading it into Google Drive.Then again, Dell’s enterprise “solutions” business climbed 4 percent last quarter, and pulled in $19.4 billion for its last fiscal year — about a third of its revenue. Cha-ching.The central idea of the enterprise solution isn’t the packaging. It’s the customization, and the investment. Hewlett-Packard, for example, offers a fairly substantive list of industry-specific solutions for aerospace, automotive, and media, among others, with each pitching an additional value-added service. This was a tactic the same companies never really deployed in the PC market, perhaps because they never saw the need — or couldn’t justify the investment — in designing PCs optimized for, say, tax professionals. Adding Value to a Commodity BusinessStill, the “other” category is compelling evidence that a sizeable portion of the market seems to be unwilling to pay hardware makers for their services. Instead, they’re pooling their resources. Massing and deploying large arrays of commodity hardware is the underlying principle behind everything from Hadoop — an open-source project for managing huge stores of data across distributed commodity servers — to the Open Compute Project. In that sense, the commodity server business is thriving.And the PC makers themselves are helping it along, believing they can surf the trend by offering software and services on top of commodity hardware.Dell’s Data Center Solutions business, for instance, is a small but growing custom solutions business within Dell’s larger server sales business. In January, Tracy Davis, the general manager of Dell DCS, attended the Open Compute Summit, whose principles include stripping the “vanity” logos from servers and replacing them with as much cost-optimized hardware as possible. Why would Dell participate in a forum seemingly designed to kill it off?Davis told me that Dell is able to engage — and sell — everything from engineering services to Dell’s ability to buy components all over the world. That’s a competitive offering, not necessarily reflected in the bottom line, that still adds value to Dell’s business versus a no-name, commodity server maker.The Writing Is On The WallIn some sense, things came to a head this week after CRN and other outlets reported that IBM was in talks with Lenovo to sell its low-end X86 server business for between $5 billion and $6 billion — an eerie parallel to the way Big Blue sold off its ThinkPad notebook business to Lenovo years ago. IBM hasn’t confirmed or denied the talks.“Assuming IBM divests [its] low end (low margin) x86 biz to Lenovo, HP and Dell should be concerned because Lenovo can make [money] and disrupt [the] space,” Matt Eastwood, an IDC server analyst, wrote on Twitter. The idea, Eastwood and others suggested, was that IBM couldn’t squeeze money from a commodity business. Lenovo can.But what’s the commodity? Generic servers? Not necessarily. Solutions Can Be Commodities, TooIBM’s highest-profile service is Watson, the natural-language technology that beat several past “Jeopardy” champions and is being used in financial services and to help treat cancer patients. Watson and other related services run on servers based on its Power chips, not x86. Yes, IBM deploys a whole slew of services on its line of x86 servers — but they’re awfully similar to what everyone else does, too.Eventually, companies like ARM say, we’ll all be running servers on the sort of low-power processors that power our cell phones, with the Web’s basic functions — serving up static Web pages, for example — running on cheap, purpose-built machines. These aren’t just commodity servers; these are commodity solutions. Meanwhile, companies like Google and Facebook are quietly building their own custom servers to fit their own, specialized needs.Here’s what IBM may be thinking. Since its highest-value, unique service offerings run on Power, they justify further investment. And if IBM can offer uniquely high-value services on top of the cheaper x86 boxes, then it should hold onto those, too. But if the company can’t see customers turning to IBM for those solutions — either now or in the future — then IBM’s justified for ditching them while the getting is good.IBM led the way in pulling away from the PC in 2004, a controversial move at the time that now seems more than justified. If IBM takes the same approach with its x86 server business, it may be a similar harbinger of doom for other makers of x86 servers.Image courtesy of Hewlett-Packard Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Tags:#servers Related Posts markhachman Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…
The FBI has allegedly taken down the underground drug site Silk Road, where it was allegedly possible to buy drugs such as cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin anonymously through a supposedly secure Tor server via Bitcoin. According to a criminal complaint filed by the FBI, Silk Road raked in about $1.2 billion between February 2011 and July 2013. The alleged mastermind behind it all, Ross Ulbricht, who went by the pseudonym Dread Pirate Roberts, took home almost $80 million alone. Ulbricht is now facing multiplecharges. Law enforcement agents were able to make 100 purchases of illicit materials on Silk Road since November 2011. Image courtesy of Shutterstock. Tags:#bitcoin#crime#FBI#now readwrite 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…
In this second installment of the ‘Adverse Childhood Experiences: Recognizing and Minimizing their Impact on Children and Adults’ series, learn tips for how you can recognize behaviors that are linked to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the importance of trauma-informed care.Throughout this video, Laurie Naumann B.A. tells the heartbreaking story of a teenager who, through horrific circumstances, found herself in court at the age of 15 for drug trafficking. The true story of this young woman demonstrates the importance of trauma-informed care.Watch and listen below to learn more.This is part two of a four-part series, so be sure to check out the next!If you missed part-one, where Ms. Naumann and Dr. Mahadevan focused on defining and identifying ACEs and examining their impact on children and adults, you can find it at: Adverse Childhood Experiences | Part 1.This MFLN-Military Caregiving blog post was published on July 14, 2017.
zoomImage Courtesy: Goodbulk Monaco-based owner of dry bulkers GoodBulk has embarked on an ambitious capital raising campaign as it welcomes new ships into the fleet.The company has secured a USD 73 million-worth credit facility with ING Bank and has entered into an investment agreement to collect around USD 10 million from share issuance.A portion of the five-year facility will be used to finance the purchase of M/V Aquasalwador, a 2012 built Capesize vessel of 180,012 dwt built by Daehan, KR.The vessel was bought in July for USD 34.7 million, which was financed by a combination of cash on hand and USD 24.5 million of availability under the ING Bank credit facility.The Capesize was delivered to the company on September 5.On the same day, GoodBulk entered into an investment deal to issue 572,738 new common shares to an unaffiliated investor at a price of USD 17.46 per share, hoping to raise USD 10 million in total. The share issuance is expected to be completed by September 7 2018.Following the issuance of the new common shares, GoodBulk will have 30,116,458 common shares outstanding.The company has been in fleet reshuffling mode over the recent months, having bought two Capesizes last month and sold 2012 built Supramax vessel, the M/V Aquapride.GoodBulk also has the option to acquire a third 2012-built Capesize vessel within September 2018 for USD 35.7 million.Upon completion of the announced transactions, GoodBulk will control a fleet of 26 dry bulk vessels, including 24 Capesizes, 1 Panamax, and 1 Supramax bulker.