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Beachgoers to go the extra mile due to water upgrade works this May

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first_imgRoad closures have been scheduled for the main route into Marble Hill Beach at the beginning of the summer season.Irish Water has revealed plans to upgrade the water supply in the coastal area near Dunfanaghy with the replacement of 370 metres of ageing water mains and service connections.To accommodate the works, the L-1272-1 Marble Hill Road will be closed on weekdays from 7th May until the end of May. Plans are in place to open the road every weekend from 6.00pm Friday to 8.00am Monday during the project.Beachgoers will be directed to follow an alternative route along the L-1272-2 Rockhill Road, which will be signposted. Local and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times, according to the water authority.The project will take place along Faugher Heights and continue on to Marble Hill Court. It will be delivered by Farrans on behalf of Irish Water.Local residents and businesses may face short-term water shut offs during the works. The project team has said they will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours’ notice prior to any planned water shut offs. Commenting on the project, Declan Cawley, Regional Lead for the Leakage Reduction Programme said: “Replacing these ageing water mains will not only reduce the high levels of leakage, but it will also improve the reliability of the water supply to businesses and residents. We understand that this type of work can be inconvenient but we will make every effort to minimise any disruption caused by these necessary works. We would like to thank local residents for their cooperation as we work together to deliver these important  improvements for the local community. ”Residents and businesses in the areas have been notified and customers can call our customer care helpline on Callsave 1850 278 278 with any questions about the project.Beachgoers to go the extra mile due to water upgrade works this May was last modified: April 26th, 2019 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:DunfanaghyIrish WaterMarble Hillroad closurelast_img read more

Whuffaoke or Bust: RWW’s Road Trip Resources

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first_imgTags:#Lists#web Related Posts After publishing her book about social capital and the power of social networking,The Whuffie Factor, Tara Hunt is doing what any change agent does. She’s changing. She’s quit her job, purchased a winnebago and coerced five friends to karaoke across the country with her. Wuffaoke Or Bust is a cross-country road trip where six crooners and one pug will live stream their 13-city karaoke tour from San Francisco to Montreal. Think of it as a Rental Car Rally with a talent competition or Bullrun Rally with geeks instead of “petrolsexuals.”The group plans on tweeting, blogging, photo blogging and live streaming the event. If you’d like to plan your own wired road trip, here are a few tools that can help you get started:SHARED TRAVEL PLANNING: Both Tripit and Dopplr are fantastic tools for keeping track of itineraries and sharing travel plans with friends. Meanwhile Gliider is a great tool for saving large blocks of trip-related text and syncing them to offline folders. gliider from jared richardson on Vimeo.DIRECTIONS: TeleNav provides GPS services for a number of mobile devices including the iPhone. The tool offers voice driving directions, spoken address recognition, rerouting for accidents and traffic jams, and locates wireless hotspots, the lowest gas prices, parking lots and ATMs. TomTom for iPhone is also expected to be a great tool as the docking station doubles as a charger. FOOD: Many of us are familiar finding food with the Yelp and Urbanspoon iPhone apps; however, if you want an authentic road trip experience you might want to consult Roadfood. This site lays claim to the “most memorable local eateries along the highways and back roads of America.” We get heart palpitations just looking at the heaping plates of pulled pork, burgers and ribs. Meanwhile, if you’re looking to picnic with something more healthy and sustainable, Local Harvest’s farmer’s market finder coupled with the Locavore iPhone app offer users the chance to find local in-season produce. Locallectual offers a similar tool with their iLocavore app. VIDEOS & PHOTOS: One way to get images up quickly is to stream them directly from your camera. Eye-Fi uses a wireless connection to upload photos and videos directly to your Facebook, YouTube, Flickr and Picassa accounts. If you want to live stream sans touch ups or editing, Eye-Fi is an extremely useful cordless solution. Other mobile streaming video and image options include Qik, Flixwagon, Stickam, Justin.tv and Kyte Producer. GEO-TAGGING: AroundShare is a mobile application that allows users to publish photos to Google Maps. Meanwhile, Flickr’s users can also organize their videos and photos on a map via the site’s geo-tagging features. As for geo-based discovery, Flickr mobile utilizes the locational features of the Android and iPhone and allows members to explore public photos from nearby sites.TRACKING:Google Latitude lets users share their location on a map in real time from their phones or computers. Maps can be embedded in public websites and road trippers appear as moving dots on the map. Imagine your best friend surprising you with Thai food just as you pull up to your hotel. Services like Brightkite and Loopt also broadcast your location; however, these services are based on push notifications rather than real time tracking. TELLING THE STORY: The Whuffaoke group is using Dipity to aggregate their media. The service allows users to upload their Tweets, blog posts and photo sets to a map, time line and flip book interface. The nice thing about this tool is that it can either be embedded (as seen here) or shared via Facebook, Delicious, StumbleUpon, Reddit or Digg. Other tools to aggregate road trip-related media include JS-Kit’s Echo, Disqus or an embedded hashtag feed. whuffaoke on Dipity. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market dana oshiro Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Best Buy Announces MobileMe Competitor “mIQ”

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first_imgThe Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#mobile#news#NYT#Product Reviews#web sarah perez Earlier this week, electronics retailer Best Buy announced a new mobile backup service called mIQ. Designed to compete with similar services like Apple’s MobileMe or Microsoft’s My Phone, mIQ offers up to 1 GB of storage space in the cloud for photos, video, contact and calendar information, SMS messages, and more. However, unlike its competitors, mIQ has a couple of distinct advantages: it’s 100% free and anyone can sign up to use it. What mIQ DoesMobile phone backup services are par for the course these days. Several vendors offer their own version: for example, Apple has MobileMe, Microsoft has My Phone and Nokia has Ovi. Despite this fact, a lot of users aren’t taking advantage of these solutions for one of two reasons: either their phone isn’t supported or they simply don’t want to pay for the service. Case in point, Apple’s MobileMe starts at a hefty $99 per year. After already blowing hundreds on the handset alone, that extra fee often proves to be too much for some users. That’s why Best Buy mIQ has appeal. Although the service maxes out at 1 GB of storage, it’s enough for the average mobile phone user to backup everything on their phone with room to spare (well, except for iPhone users, but they’re not supported at this time. Guess they have to pony up the $99 after all).  Related Posts In addition to providing online storage, the new service also provides a web site where users can access their online account, even reading and responding to incoming SMS messages from their PC. From the website, mIQ users can share photos and videos to popular social networks, too, including Facebook, Flickr, FriendFeed and Twitter. And all changes made from the web instantly sync back to the mobile phone and vice versa. Officially launching on Monday October 12th, mIQ will be pre-installed on any supported phone sold at Best Buy. In addition, other users, even those who bought their phone elsewhere, can sign up to use the service too from miqlive.com. Currently the system, built by Seattle-based Dashwire, supports smartphones running BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and Symbian S60 operating systems like the BlackBerry 9700, Bold, Tour, Nokia E71 and N97, HTC Pro 2, Samsung Omnia II and T-Mobile Dash 3G.But you don’t have to wait until Monday to sign up. The site is accepting registrations as of now. What’s the Catch? Why is mIQ Free?If you’re wondering why Best Buy would offer a valuable backup service like this for free when so many others force you to pay, it’s because the company is busy rebranding themselves as more than just a place to buy phones and accessories. They want to be an end-to-end mobile solutions provider – a place where you can shop for phones from multiple carriers, get advice, and receive support for your handset throughout the life of the phone.To accomplish this goal, the company has been busy ramping up new offerings like a dedicated Best Buy Mobile site, a revamped Facebook page with new applications, and of course, a partnership with Google for exclusive Best Buy apps, including some designed just for Android phones. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementlast_img read more

The Elders Welcome Syria Breakthrough

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first_imgThe Elders – the group of independent leaders who use their collective experience and influence for peace, justice and human rights worldwide – warmly welcome the recent agreement on chemical weapons reached between Russia and the United States in Geneva, which could open up the prospect for a peaceful path out of the Syrian crisis.“This agreement is an important breakthrough,” said Kofi Annan, Chair of The Elders and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. “There are still difficulties to overcome to ensure that the chemical weapons in Syria are safely, quickly and permanently decommissioned.”“This agreement renews hope that diplomacy can still work. The Security Council must now urgently forge a consensus to build on this momentum and ensure that the Geneva II conference is convened soon in order to secure a peaceful and lasting resolution to the Syrian conflict.”The group was founded by Nelson Mandela in 2007, and also includes Jimmy Carter and Mary Robinson.last_img read more

Lake Huron beach at centre of dispute between First Nation and Ontario

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first_imgAnnette FrancisAPTN NewsThe world’s second-largest freshwater beach is at the centre of a dispute between a First Nation and an Ontario municipality.Sauble Beach runs along the eastern shores of Lake Huron, on the northern edge of Saugeen First Nation and through the Town of South Bruce Peninsula.Saugeen Chief Lester Anoquot says the beach is “not a land claim issue — it’s a boundary issue.”“It’s very specific in our treaty that the boundary starts here at our border of Saugeen, and ends at nine and a half miles north, which would be 6th Street North, Sauble,” he says.Anoquot says the disputed boundary has been unresolved for too long.“We’ve attempted mediation for the past six years,” he says, adding South Bruce Peninsula Mayor Janice Jackson has not agreed to settle the dispute out of court.“So we’ve put a summary judgement motion forward and presented to the courts,” he explains. “We expect to be in court to address the issue of boundary within six to nine months.”Jackson declined to speak with APTN News.But in a recent Facebook post she stated her disappointment over the matter.“This Summary Judgement asks the Court to rule in their favour without going to trial,” she explains to her constituents.Jackson also writes: “We have spent nearly 150 years building a vibrant community around our beach. Simply because he claims the beach belongs to his Band, doesn’t mean we should hand over the keys.”Anoquot said that’s not exactly what he has in mind.“Not a lot will change with the landscape,” he said, explaining the two businesses operating in the disputed area could lease the land from Saugeen. “Or we could do it ourselves.”Anoquot said public access to the beach would remain the same, but that the band would move to prohibit vehicles from the beach, calling the common practice in South Bruce “an issue of environmental hazard and safety.”The new motion is scheduled to be heard next year.afrancis@aptn.calast_img read more