Enbridge offers 2024 finish for Great Lakes tunnel project

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Enbridge Inc. says it’s setting a firm deadline for completing a proposed oil pipeline tunnel beneath a key Great Lakes channel.The Canadian company says it has pledged to Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer that the tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac would be in service by early 2024.Company officials previously have mentioned that year as a goal for finishing the project. But spokesman Michael Barnes said Thursday the company made a firm commitment to it in a recent letter to Whitmer.The Democratic governor and Enbridge have been negotiating changes in a tunnel agreement reached with former Republican Gov. Rick Snyder last year.Attorney General Dana Nessel said Wednesday she would move to shut down Enbridge’s oil pipes in the waterway in June if a new agreement isn’t reached.John Flesher And David Eggert, The Associated Press read more

UK offers teens cybersecurity classes to fight attacks

UK offers teens cybersecurity classes to fight attacks by The Associated Press Posted Feb 11, 2017 7:46 am MDT Last Updated Feb 11, 2017 at 8:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LONDON – Britain plans to give afterschool cybersecurity training to thousands of teenagers in a bid to protect the country from online attacks.The government says it has earmarked 20 million pounds ($25 million) for a Cyber Schools Program, due to start in September.The Department for Culture, Media and Sport said Saturday it hopes almost 6,000 students aged 14 to 18 will complete the extracurricular course by 2021 and that many will go on to cybersecurity careers.Culture Minister Matt Hancock said the “these extracurricular clubs will help identify and inspire future talent.”Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee said last week that Britain’s electronic spy agency, GCHQ, dealt with 200 cyberattacks a month in 2015, double the number in 2014.The committee said skills shortages are undermining Britain’s ability to block cyberattacks. read more

Pioneer launches new oilcooled brake solution for mining trucks

first_imgPioneer Solutions LLC, the engineering services and project management company, has introduced its new front and rear axle oil-cooled disc brake product Line for off-highway dump trucks. This brake represents Pioneer’s first endeavour into component supply and launches a new manufactured products business segment. The statement said the company “uses its 30 plus years of off highway equipment design, manufacturing, and product support experience to provide valuable lifecycle solutions to its customers.”Pioneer’s brakes are designed to exceed industry braking standard requirements and easily interface with different OEM axle configurations. Each series is designed to be expandable within a given payload range. The brakes are manufactured with high quality materials to provide excellent performance and reliable operation. Pioneer’s plans include a series of brakes for use on mechanical and electric drive dump trucks with 25 to 400 short ton payloads. The business will support customers throughout new product development, prototype, testing, production, and field service, including availability of aftermarket parts.In addition to the brake product, Pioneer’s manufacturing operations will focus on other highly engineered components, such as differential gearing and final drive planetary assemblies. These components require advanced manufacturing processes and a high level of quality to perform in the extreme applications of the off highway equipment industry. Pioneer Solutions, LLC will be displaying a new brake, designed to be used on 320 short ton electric drive dump trucks, at the MINExpo show from September 24-26, 2012 in Las Vegas at Booth #5433 in the Central Hall.last_img read more

New ultrasonic thickness gauges

first_imgExtech Instruments’ versatile TKG Series of ultrasonic thickness gauges are now available. The series – consisting of the TKG250, TKG150 and TKG100 models – uses ultrasonic technology to capture non-destructive thickness measurements on various engineered materials, typically to measure wall thicknesses in steel structures where only one side is accessible to take inspection measurements. The most common applications are to detect thinning areas and corrosion build up in steam lines, boiler tubes, storage tanks, and pressure vessels. TKG gauges are also used to measure thicknesses on metal components found on heavy equipment. Quality control applications beyond metals include castings, plastics, composites, fibre glass, ceramics, and glass.Some of the key advantages of the TKG Series include its compact design, one-handed controls, intuitive interface, easy-to-read LCD display, and versatile alarm settings. The user-friendly design makes it easier for users to master any of the TKG model’s more-advanced features, such as the user-configurable Fast Minimum/Maximum threshold settings, which, combined with vibration feedback and visual flashing alarms, are designed to reduce the likelihood of missing critical thickness parameters.The TKG100 is the basic model that does not display thickness measurements as waveforms; the TKG150 is the mid-range model that has waveform display, Echo-to-Echo feature to ignore paint and coatings, and vibration alarm; and the TKG250 incorporates full-colour waveforms, non-encoded B-Scans with color-coded alerts, as well as automatic data logging.last_img read more

EHF EURO 2012 PR Best Individuals The leaders are Sigurdsson and Angelov

8CSÁSZÁR GáborHUN31727635.7 7JÍCHA FilipCZE31945426.3 2MAMELUND ErlendNOR32238587.3 3LAZAROV KirilMKD32149437.0 SJÖSTRAND JohanSWE259213610.5 1SIGURDSSON Gudjón ValurISL32532788.3 WICHARY MarcinPOL37227389.0 1ANGELOV PetreMKD32311483.7 3EREVIK OleNOR3103403913.3 4SIERRA Jose ManuelESP33714384.7 TKACZYK GrzegorzPOL31625645.3 2STANIC DarkoSRB365304610.0 CUPIC IvanCRO32028716.7 ANDERSSON MattiasSWE128103610.0 7STOCHL RichardSVK3105383612.7 After the Preliminary round at the EHF EURO 2012 lets see who are the best Individuals:GOALSCORERS: 4GAJIC DraganSLO32029696.7 6FAZEKAS NándorHUN36825378.3 EKBERG NiclasSWE32029696.7 AA 9ILIC MomirSRB31629555.3 10KARABOUE DaoudaFRA193333.0 ← Previous Story EHF EURO 2012: Five Teams staying in the battle for OG qualification! Next Story → Hungary made the biggest surprise, Mocsai: Fantastic feeling” GOALKEEPERS: read more

14 bitter truths that will ruin your childhood memories

first_imgTumblr5. This was Rocko’s actual jobImgur6. Sid in Toy Story built himself a hookerTumblr7. Megatron’s ‘trigger’ was… how can we put this?… strategically placed.knowyourmeme.com8. And on the Marauder’s Map in Harry Potter, you can see two people having sex.knowyourmeme.com9. Just think about this troubling suggestionImgur10. And the fact that the Teletubbies’ house…emmerdale.me.uk… has now been razed and turned into a lake:googlesightseeing.com11. The voice of Lilo from Lilo and Stitch is the terrifying young girl from The Ring.cheezburger.com12. This is how bleak Rugrats actually wasimgur.com13. Not to mention Back To The Futurecracked.com14. And finally, Toad WAS NOT A MUSHROOM.knowyourmeme.comSorry.Watch this child win $30,000… and stay ice-cool>Prancercise is the majestic exercise craze we’ve all been waiting for> So I’m rewatching Beauty and the Beast and I noticed something. We need to talk about the Beast’s backstory here.The curse is set to become permanent on the Beast’s 21st birthday.The movie is set very close to that time. Thus, the Beast is 20 years old.Lumiere states that it has been ten years that the curse has been in place.Which means that he was TEN YEARS OLD when he was transformed into a beast. You can say this is Disney not really thinking things through, but then remember that he couldn’t read either. If he had already been an adult or even a teenager, wouldn’t a prince have already learned to read?He was a ten-year old prince who apparently had no parents but no shortage of servants who apparently.DID THIS WOMAN REALLY EXPECT HIM NOT TO BE A SPOILED BRAT?To recap: We have this ORPHANED CHILD PRINCE. This random woman decides to knock on his door for the sole purpose of testing him – a total stranger, in his own home. And she curses this ORPHANED CHILD PRINCE because she apparently thinks she’s some sort of messiah.How many kinds of f****d up is that? 1. Mario isn’t being heroic on the cover of Super Mario Bros, he’s dying.thealmightyguru.com2. And all of the animals you loved are now deadcracked.com3. Aladdin wouldn’t workcheapasasausage.tumblr.com4. Also, Beauty And The Beast doesn’t make any sensefanpop.comlast_img read more

Poll Should graveyards charge for parking

first_imgPoll: Should graveyards charge for parking? It’s reported that a new €2 charge will be introduced at Dardistown Cemetery Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Wednesday 5 Apr 2017, 8:53 PM Image: Shutterstock/Brian Ganter Short URL By Cormac Fitzgerald Yes (1311) No (9061) 61 Comments http://jrnl.ie/3326095 center_img Poll Results: Share33 Tweet Email2 Image: Shutterstock/Brian Ganter Apr 5th 2017, 8:53 PM THE GROUP THAT manages Dardistown Cemetery in Dublin has come under fire after it announced that charges were to be brought into use the carpark there.The Herald reports that a new €2 charge to park at Dardistown Cemetery will be introduced from 2 May onwards.The Glasnevin Trust – which manages the cemetery – said that the fee was being introduced to stop people who weren’t visiting the cemetery from parking there all day.There has also been damage to the cemetery and surrounding areas as a result.The Trust also said the parking fees will help beef up security at the cemetery and combat illegal dumping in the area.Another graveyard – Glasnevin Cemetery – currently charges €2 for parking per hourHowever, people have criticised the move, saying that people shouldn’t have to pay money to visit their loved ones.So, what do you think?Today we’re asking: Should graveyards charge for parking? Don’t (307) YesNoDon’tVote 19,551 Views last_img read more

Trump reverses North Korea sanctions that US imposed yesterday because he likes

first_img Image: Carolyn Kaster via PA Images https://jrnl.ie/4556747 Trump arriving on at Palm Beach International Airport, in West Palm Beach, Florida today, en route to Mar-a-Lago. Image: Carolyn Kaster via PA Images Share46 Tweet Email1 By AFP 19,100 Views Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlecenter_img Friday 22 Mar 2019, 8:32 PM Trump arriving on at Palm Beach International Airport, in West Palm Beach, Florida today, en route to Mar-a-Lago. Trump reverses North Korea sanctions that US imposed yesterday because he ‘likes Kim’ Trump’s Treasury Department imposed the sanctions to tighten international pressure on North Korea. US PRESIDENT DONALD Trump abruptly announced today the cancellation of sanctions imposed by his own Treasury Department to tighten international pressure on North Korea.“It was announced today by the US Treasury that additional large scale sanctions would be added to those already existing sanctions on North Korea. I have today ordered the withdrawal of those additional sanctions!” Trump said in a tweet.He appeared to be referring to measures unveiled yesterday that targeted two Chinese companies accused of helping North Korea to evade tight international sanctions meant to pressure Pyongyang into ending its nuclear weapons program.They were the first new sign of pressure since talks between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un broke down in Hanoi less than a month ago.However, Trump, who has previously spoken of “love” for the totalitarian leader, appears to retain hope that his strong personal relationship will bear fruit.‘Gross incompetence’“President Trump likes Chairman Kim and he doesn’t think these sanctions will be necessary,” the president’s spokeswoman, Sarah Sanders, said.Adam Schiff, a Democrat who heads the intelligence committee in the House of Representatives, blasted Trump for cancelling sanctions “imposed only yesterday and championed by his own national security advisor because he ‘loves’ Kim.”“Foolish naiveté is dangerous enough. Gross incompetence and disarray in the White House make it even worse,” Schiff tweeted.On Thursday, Trump national security advisor John Bolton had tweeted that the sanctions were meant to put an end to “illicit shipping practices” by North Korea.“Everyone should take notice and review their own activities to ensure they are not involved in North Korea’s sanctions evasion,” he said.China complained, saying that it did enforce all UN resolutions and opposed “any country imposing unilateral sanctions and taking long-arm jurisdiction against any Chinese entity according to their own domestic laws.”This was Trump’s second major, unexpected foreign policy announcement by Twitter in two days.On Thursday, he sent a tweet reversing decades of US policy and pledged to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the hotly contested Golan Heights border area with Syria. 30 Comments Mar 22nd 2019, 8:33 PM last_img read more

Garrison Keillor says he was fired over alleged improper behavior

first_imgMINNEAPOLIS — Garrison Keillor, the former host of “A Prairie Home Companion,” said Wednesday he has been fired by Minnesota Public Radio over allegations of improper behavior.Keillor told The Associated Press of his firing in an email. In a follow-up statement, he said he was fired over “a story that I think is more interesting and more complicated than the version MPR heard.” He didn’t give details of the allegation.“It’s some sort of poetic irony to be knocked off the air by a story, having told so many of them myself, but I’m 75 and don’t have any interest in arguing about this. And I cannot in conscience bring danger to a great organization I’ve worked hard for since 1969,” Keillor said.“A person could not hope for more than what I was given,” he said.Minnesota Public Radio confirmed Keillor had been fired, saying it received a single allegation of “inappropriate behavior” and doesn’t know of any other similar allegations. MPR said it was notified of the allegation last month and that it stemmed from Keillor’s conduct when he was responsible for producing “A Prairie Home Companion.”Keillor retired as host of his long-running public radio variety show in 2016. His hand-picked successor, mandolinist Chris Thile, is in his second season as “Prairie Home” host. After Keillor retired from the show, he continued to work with MPR on other projects.last_img read more

Divers removing sunken I5 Skagit River bridge

first_img MOUNT VERNON — Divers probably have a couple of days more work removing the collapsed section of the Interstate 5 bridge from the bottom of the Skagit River, the Washington Transportation Department said Friday.It’s slow work, using heavy equipment to break up the pavement in cold, murky water, spokesman Travis Phelps said.Workers also have to take care to preserve girders the National Transportation Safety Board needs for its investigation of the May 23 accident.When the NTSB clears the site, the state Transportation Department will inspect piers. If they’re OK, a contractor can fill in a collapsed section with a temporary 160-foot span.The department is still on track to reopen two lanes of the freeway in each direction by mid-June, Phelps said from an office in Shoreline.The bridge crumbled when a girder was struck by an oversize truck. The truck made it off the bridge, but two other vehicles carrying three people went into the river. All three people were able to escape as their vehicles filled with frigid water. They were rescued with minor injuries.Workers with Acrow Bridges are doing as much as they can until the site is released by the NTSB. They are assembling portions of the temporary span on land and are preparing to roll it into place, Phelps said. Construction workers wait as divers check out the deck of the bridge down below the water Tuesday in Mount Vernon, figuring out the way to break it up following the collapse of a section of the I-5 bridge over the Skagit River last week.last_img read more

Route 91 Harvest Festival 50 Dead 400 Injured In Las Vegas Shooting

first_img Twitter Facebook Email News https://twitter.com/rihanna/status/914846444263280640 Las Vegas Festival Shooting: 50 Dead, 400 Injured route-91-harvest-festival-50-dead-400-injured-las-vegas-shooting https://www.instagram.com/p/BZvRZnogBrI/?taken-by=jasonaldean Deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history takes place during Route 91 Harvest Festival performanceTim McPhateGRAMMYs Oct 2, 2017 – 8:03 am As GRAMMY nominee Jason Aldean closed out the three-day Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas on the evening of Oct. 1, more than 50 people were killed and more than 400 more were injured when a gunman opened fire on concertgoers from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.According to officials, it is the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history.A concertgoer told ABC News that the gunshots sounded “like some fireworks going off. I think there was the first kind of volley, and then all of the sudden second volley. My buddy’s like, ‘I just got hit, you know.’ He got hit three times. Then people started diving for the ground. And it just continued.”Police found the suspect, Stephen Paddock, dead in his Mandalay Bay room. Paddock, 64, was a resident of Mesquite, a town approximately 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas. Authorities were searching his home as of Monday morning.As more information surfaces, many in the music community — from Aldean and Harry Styles to Miranda Lambert and Rihanna — have expressed their condolences for the shooting victims.  More On The Las Vegas Shooting: The New York TimesRead more Route 91 Harvest Festival: 50 Dead, 400 Injured In Las Vegas Shooting https://twitter.com/mirandalambert/status/914787268128382976 https://www.instagram.com/p/BZvdem7jtSO https://twitter.com/Harry_Styles/status/914840104748720128last_img read more

Cannes 2019 Kangana Ranaut nails it in white ensemble for the after

first_imgKangana Ranaut after party look on Day 2 at Cannes 2019instagramKangana Ranaut has always made unique choices when it comes to her fashion sense. The actress left everyone in complete awe of her by donning a Kanjivaram saree with a twist on the first day at Cannes Film Festival 2019 and while people were still reeling over it, her second day was nothing less of a dream.And for the after party at the film festival on Day 2, the actress donned an all-white ensemble and added some drama to it with blue eyeliner and green earrings. The Queen actress surely did look stunning in the outfit.Besides Kangana, B-town girls – Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra and TV star Hina Khan are representing the country on the European soil and making some ravishing appearances on the red carpet.Coming to Kangana, she decided to walk the red carpet in a white off-shoulder Michael Cinco attire on Day 2 of Cannes Film Festival 2019. With its dramatic train, Kangana looked like a real princess. “I am wearing a Michael Cinco Couture gown, with pink and lavender hues and it’s jewelled. It is very structured but at the same time, it has an absolutely romantic vibe to it. It is fierce and translucent but has a romantic vibe,” Kangana, who is here courtesy a brand association with Grey Goose, said in a statement.Talking about her look, she said, “The hair is very romantic and regal and the make-up is also soft and we didn’t create contrast. I have never done softer looks, I have never done pink for any red carpet and it’s not my colour, so for me, it’s a definition of a risk.”last_img read more

Amazing Smartphone Discounts Features OnePlus 7 Pro Xiaomi Mi 9 Nubia Red

first_img Share Tweet Submit Today our list of smartphone discounts includes new phones with high-end specifications designed for gaming and media consumption. Apart from this, our list also includes the Xiaomi Mi 9, the mighty OnePlus 7 Pro and many more. If you’re interested, do not waste this opportunity and order your share as soon as you can. let’s dive in to see some more details on the smartphone discounts and how you can avail it.Smartphone Discounts Bring Massive Price Drop For OnePlus 7 Pro, Xiaomi Mi 9, Nubia Red Magic 3, MoreAs we have mentioned earlier, our smartphone discounts offer a range of new devices that you can buy right now. However, be sure to note that the discount is only available for a limited time. This means that the price drop will revert back to its original model soon. So be wise and order as soon as you can.Asus Zenfone 6One of the most anticipated smartphones of the year and our lost of smartphone discounts, the Asus Zenfone 6 not only features a unique design but comes with the latest internals. It boasts a flip camera system which means the rear camera is also your front camera. In addition, the smartphone also features Snapdragon 855, 6GB RAM and 64GB of onboard storage.If you’re up for it, the Asus Zenfone 6 is available at a good 22 percent discount, which brings the price down to just $549.99. Head over to this link to get it.Xiaomi Mi 9 SEThe Xiaomi Mi 9 SE is the company’s budget version of its flagship smartphone but it doesn’t compromise on quality. The design is more or less the same, the all-screen design is seamless and the performance is great as well. It features a Snapdragon 712 processor with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage capacity. In terms of performance, the Mi 9 SE is highly efficient.It is available at a hefty 25 percent discount as part of our list of smartphone discounts. If you’re up for it, the price is brought down to just $279.99. Head over to this list to get it.OnePlus 7 ProThe OnePlus demands no introduction for the amount of attention it received over the past few months is immense. The 90-hertz display with higher resolution, great camera, and great software experience is all admirable. Since it is available at less on our list of smartphone discounts, there’s no reason not to get it. It is powered by Snapdragon 855, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage space. Everything falls into place with this option.If you’re enticed to own it, the OnePlus 7 Pro is available at a stunning 22 percent off for a limited time. This makes the price come down to just $629.99. Head over to this link to get it.Xiaomi Mi 9Xiaomi Mi 9 is the company’s flagship addition to this year’s smartphone discounts on our list. It is powered by the powerful Snapdragon 855 processor, which means all your daily and gaming performance needs are met in an efficient manner. In addition, it boasts 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage space. The design and build quality are on par with the giants of the industry so there’s not a lot that you’re missing out.The Xiaomi Mi 9 is available at an impressive 29 percent off as part of our list of smartphone discounts. This makes the price come down to just $365.99. Head over to this link to get it.Nubia Red Magic 3This perfect smartphone has made it to the hype that it deserves this year. With an aggressive design language, the smartphone goes hand in hand with the positioning of the smartphone. Yes, it is designed for gaming and each aspect screams quality. It features Snapdragon 855, 8GB RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. It is available at an extremely low on our list of smartphone discounts, so spare no time and order away since quantities are quite low.If you’re up for it, the Nubia Red Magic 3 is available at a massive 19 percent off for a limited time. This makes the price come down to just $549.99. Head over to this link to get it.This is all for our list of smartphone discounts. If you’re enticed to own any of the options listed above, be sure to do so on time. This is due to the fact that the discount is only available for a limited time and will revert back to the original model soon. Also, do check out our latest discounts on high-end smartwatches to go with your latest purchase.This is all for now, folks. What are your thoughts on our list of smartphone discounts? Which option are you looking to get? Share your views down in the comments.last_img read more

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Costa Ricas exports down by 17 percent in first quarter of 2015

first_imgDespite 40 percent growth in sales of medical devices during the first three months of 2015, overall exports from Costa Rica dropped 17 percent, the Foreign Trade Ministry (COMEX) and Foreign Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER) reported Monday.Sales of medical devices during the first quarter of 2014 reached $364 million, while this year the figure was $519 million. The gain was driven mainly by higher sales to the U.S., Belgium and Japan.The medical device industry still leads Costa Rica’s export sector.But exports of all goods from the country dropped from $2.8 billion in the first quarter of 2014 to $2.3 billion this year, according to the latest report.The exit of technology giant Intel still is the main factor negatively affecting export figures. If electronic components are excluded from the total sales, the export figure is actually up 2 percent compared with the same period last year.Still, negative figures in the agriculture and food sectors also affected the quarterly results, driven mainly by lower exports of pineapple and banana. Pineapple sales fell by 14 percent and bananas by 23 percent.In total the agricultural sector was down 7 percent and the food industry decreased 3 percent compared to the same time period last year.Foreign Trade Minister Alexander Mora Delgado said that, according to local producers, unstable climatic factors are affecting agricultural productivity.“We expect business in these two sectors to be back to normal by mid-year and the negative impact to start decreasing,” he said.Mora said the quarterly figures were on par with the ministry’s projections. The government’s export goal for 2015 is $10.2 billion.Among the sectors that showed growth were the chemical and pharmaceutical sectors, which each grew by 5 percent. Rubber exports rose 2 percent.On Monday PROCOMER’s General Manager Pedro Beirute Prada said the government was working hard to reverse the overall downward trend.“Costa Rica maintains a diverse, dynamic and growing export model,” he said. “We are addressing the competitiveness challenges with a sense of urgency. We are offering training to new exporters, identifying new international buyers, we also are simplifying export procedures and expanding the platform for trade promotion abroad,” Beirute said. Facebook Comments Related posts:Intel’s exit still affecting Costa Rica export figures Costa Rica exports down 16 percent in first six months of 2015; ‘Intel effect’ continues Costa Rican exporters look to increase sales at international fair Costa Rica exports down 15 percent in 2015, mostly thanks to Intel exitlast_img read more

TalentHub Launches new Technical Recruitment July 2019

first_imgAnd finally, If the only reason you are setting up a new business is for the payday at the end, don’t! We all spend far too much time at work for it not to be enjoyable – so whilst the dream of scaling and selling a business is feasible, make sure you enjoy the journeyWhat are your favorite tech gadgets?Our favorite tech gadget at the moment is our FitBit watches which we use for our monthly challenges to see who can build up the most steps.  These challenges encourage health and wellbeing in the workplace—with a little friendly competition mixed in, too.How do people get in touch with you?If you’re looking to grow your Tech/Data, we’d be more than happy to offer you support and advice. Get in touch today, and one of our experts, will walk you through the strategic advice that we can offer. Call 01 634 4888, email tech@talenthub.ie or visit www.talenthub.ie for more information.Is your interview process putting diverse candidates at a disadvantage? Figure out how you can change your hiring process to build a more an inclusive workforce https://t.co/79fh4HvflV #TalentHubtips— TalentHub (@TalentHubNews) June 27, 2019More information about Irish Tech News and the Business ShowcaseFYI the ROI for you is => We now get over 1.5 million monthly views, and up to 900k monthly unique visitors, from over 160 countries. We have over 860,000 relevant followers on Twitter on our various accounts & were recently described as Ireland’s leading online tech news site and Ireland’s answer to TechCrunch, so we can offer you a good audience!Since introducing desktop notifications a short time ago, which notify readers directly in their browser of new articles being published, over 16000 people have now signed up to receive them ensuring they are instantly kept up to date on all our latest content. Desktop notifications offer a unique method of serving content directly to verified readers and bypass the issue of content getting lost in people’s crowded news feeds.Drop us a line if you want to be featured, guest post, suggest a possible interview, or just let us know what you would like to see more of in our future articles. We’re always open to new and interesting suggestions for informative and different articles. Contact us, by email, twitter or whatever social media works for you.Home TalentHub Launches new Technical Recruitment TalentHub are a specialist Digital and Technical recruitment agency located in Dublin City Centre. Our motto? Simply put, we place a huge importance on our candidates needs as well as being true business partners to our clients. In the relatively short (but very long!) space of 4 years, we have built our brand as the go-to experts for hiring Digital & Transformational talent.After years of mastering Digital with Tech as a natural add-on, we have made a huge investment recently by hiring a dedicated Technology and Data department, with our recent new arrivals – a team of extremely talented and experienced consultants returning to Ireland from abroad.Ireland is currently experiencing a shortage of tech talent and this will continue to be the case in 2020 as Brexit will result in many global companies relocating their headquarters to Dublin, reducing the available talent pool even more. With the demand for talent in Technology and Data  in this 4th Industrial Revolution, attracting the most sought after and skilled ‘go to market ‘candidates is vital.The need for a dedicated UX team is growing. Here’s how to start building—or growing—an awesome UX team. https://t.co/pD35SKBwVY#TalentHubtips #UX— TalentHub (@TalentHubNews) July 10, 2019How are you different compared to other Tech Recruiters out there?Our unique team operating model, which employs much of the Agile methodology used by our clients, allows us to deliver the best possible outcomes for our clients and our candidates.Our modus operandi in TalentHub means that our Client Management and our Resourcing teams work together in a highly collaborative environment. Whether it’s a contractor or a permanent employee, we help our candidates find the right job, our clients hire the best talent, and both parties achieve the best long-term success from their recruitment processes.Tell us about your new technical recruitment team?Our new Technical Recruitment Manager, Pamela O’Connor, who leads the team in full force, has a strong track record in delivering top tech talent within eCommerce, Pharma and FMCG industries for over the past 8 years. Pamela has previously worked in-house in building technical teams from the ground up with one of the most well-known CTO’s in the tech industry. A former Science Teacher up to honours A Level, Pamela has an unrivaled knowledge of the Data Science and Analytics sector.Our Senior Technical Recruiter, Rob Griffin has more than 5 years’ experience recruiting in the technical space, with successful stints in both Canada and the UK working for such brands as Vodafone and Deutsche Bank. Prior to TalentHub, Rob worked onsite for high growth businesses in the FS and Telco’s sector and was part of the build-out of high functioning teams for offices at home and abroad.And last but definitely not least, Senior Technical Recruiter, Stephen Kilgallon who has recently relocated back to Ireland from the “the Great White North” where he spent two years recruiting technical professionals across Canada. Much of this time was spent working for the world’s 2nd largest recruitment company, Randstad, where Stephen built and managed a busy Technical Contracting desk. Prior to this, Stephen had a successful career at a well known Dublin agency where he built high performing teams for some of the most innovative global FinTech brands.Why will you do well?We believe that the industry knowledge our tech team holds the key to truly understanding the hiring challenges our clients face. We are not simply a responsive ‘keyword matching’ function, but rather a team that really gets under the skin of what our clients need and how best to attract talent that not only match the required criteria, but are committed to building a future with the company.What are your plans for the future?Our ambition is to be the go-to team for Technology and Data in the same way our colleagues are for E-commerce and Digital Marketing. We are committed to providing a first class consultancy service to our clients, ensuring that the hires we make help to transform and propel their businesses.Who are you trying to attract to your service?Interestingly enough, we don’t only hire for what the market would deem to be pure-play tech companies – the FAANG’s of the world (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix & Google types) – whilst the big name tech firms are of course great clients, we are also keen to build up our portfolio of businesses whose main proposition is non tech but have this as a function within their essential services. We have a stellar track record in hiring some of the best Technology and Data talent to businesses one would not usually associate with this market.When did TalentHub first launch?Lorraine Fretwell and Ellie Doyle co-founded TalentHub in 2015, with a vision to become the leading Recruitment partner to the Digital and Technology sector. They both previously had fantastic track records in the UK and Ireland in helping some of the biggest eCommerce, Marketing and Technology brands acquire top tier talent, as well as having worked onsite with some of the most high profile Tech names such as PaddyPower.com. Over the past 4 years, we have built a team of 14 very talented employees and have a client retention rate of 96% since inception.Blockchain technology has a large potential to transform business operating models. Read how companies are already leveraging blockchain technology. https://t.co/ihSdTY2bez#TalentHubtips #TalentHubtech #blockchain— TalentHub (@TalentHubNews) July 15, 2019What tips would you give to others looking to build their business?Adapt quickly to any changes in the business or in your customer markets – don’t be afraid to alter your strategies or pivot when you need to. Whether you are a sole trader, partnership, limited company or whatever structure you adopt, align yourself with people you have absolute faith and trust in.center_img In the same way, you build an internal team you trust; you should also find a collection of advocates what will help along the way. If you would like to have your company featured in the Irish Tech News Business Showcase, get in contact with us at Simon@IrishTechNews.ie or on Twitter: @SimonCockinglast_img read more

Loadshedding schedule nightmare…

first_imgRight now that you have a rough idea what group you are in you can start planning…Ouch, that looks complicated?Let’s make it easier to understand.Take a look at Date 1, right at the top.Group 1 is empty (no load-shedding, Group 2 starts load-shedding at 00h00 to 03h00 (12am to 3am), then Group 3 from 03h00 to 06h00. Group 1 takes over at 06h00 until 09h00, Group 2 gets a second turn from 09h00 to 12h00, Group 3 12h00 to 15h00, Group 1 again 15h00 to 18h00, Group 2 18h00 to 21h00 and lastly, Group 3 with 21hoo to 24hoo.So, if you are on in Group 1, this would have been how you would have lived through day 1:06h00 to 09h00 power off00h00 to 03h00 power offIf you were in group 2:00h00 to 03h00 power off09h00 to 12h00 power off18h00 to 21hoo power offIf you were in group 3:03h00 to 06h00 power off12h00 to 15hoo power off21hoo to 24h00 power off Please take note that not every day will have load-shedding. But when it happens, you can look at the schedule and see when you are likely to be cut.Eskom have stressed that during the daytime, at least today, there will be no load-shedding.The actual Ladysmith load-shedding scheduleWe have the load-shedding schedule from the municipality, and it looks like you may need a degree in rocket science to understand it!We will try and make it easy to understand:First of all, you need to know what ‘Group’ you are in…GROUP 1Substation CONVENT SWITCH HOUSES1 – Murchison, Residency, Read, Wright, DiamanaS3 – Murchison, Newcastle, Alfred, Illing, WillisS9 – Egerton, Albert, Keate, MurchisonS11 – Aloe Gardens, Lancashire, DiamanaS13 – Willis, Illing, Newcastle, CemeterySubstation LYELL STREETS1 – Rigas, Plaza, Forbes, KingS6 – Queen, LyellSubstation NAMBITHI SWITCH HOUSES2 – LeonardsvilleS3 – Nambithi Industrial, Main, Willis, BurmaS4 – Nambithi, Industrial, CircleS8 – Leonardsville / Nambithi, IndustrialSubstation JANTHAS8 – Nambithi, Industrial, Burger, Progress, Agra, Rose ParkS11 – Aloe Park, Hillview, Rose ParkGROUP 2Substation LIBRARYS10 – Oval ComplexS11 – Oval ComplexS1 – Murchison, AlexandraS2 – FNB, OK, NBS, ABSAS9 – Legal and General, Murchison, Standard Bank, CrawshawSubstation KEATE STREETS2 – Kleinman, Motels, RTI, Pillay/Watson/Mimosa FarmsS3 – Settlers Drive, Princess Street, Buckinham StreetS( – 84 Arcade, Game, Princess Street, Lyell StreetS10 – Keate, Poort, Aloe, Hospital Park (Battery, Malcolm Road area)Substation ET SWITCH HOUSE O2S1 – Steadville, Tsakane, Shayamoya, UmbulwaneS3 – Steadville, Tsakane, ShayamoyaS5 – Steadville, Tsakane, Shayamoya As you can see, one group each day gets only two power outages, while the other two get three. S7 – Steadville, Tsakane, Shayamoya, UmbulwaneGROUP 3Substation FAIRCLOUGH SWITCH HOUSES1 – Hillview Street, Phillip Frame, Observation HillS2 – Hyde Park, Louis Botha, Caldene, WillemseS10 – Hyde Park, Jan Smuts, Shepstone, Mkhamba GardensS11 – Observation Hill, WillemseSubstation PORT NATAL SWITCH HOUSES3 – ModelkloofS9 – Limit HillSubstation JANTHAS1 – Acaciavale (Nemesia to Rose Terrace)S7 – Acaciavale (Calendula to Rose Terrace, Ntombi’s Camp)S9 – MarulaS10 – Kandahar Avenue, Aloe Park, Microwave Tower, Rose Park, Chisty areaS12 – MarulaSubstation CONVENTS2 – Hospital Park, Van Riebeeck Park, Farquhar Road, Pick ‘n PayS4 – Convent, Farquhar, Francis, Harrismith, Old Golf CourseS10 – Egerton, Cochrane, Shearer, Reservoir, Cove CrescentS14 – Hospital Park, Van Riebeeck Park, Farquhar Road, Pick ‘n Pay WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

Deaf and dumb teen found…

first_imgBefore being found, 17-year-old Siyabonga Sithole (known as Zwane among his friends) was last seen in the taxi rank in Queen Street.According to family, the youngster, while unable to speak or hear, is not mentally challenged and should not have had a problem getting home. They are baffled as to why he took the school bus in the first place, as he is normally picked up by a family friend.No further information is available at this time, other than he has been found and is back with his family. This story will be updated. The hearing impaired and mute pupil from Ndaleni School in Richmond who was reported missing has been found and safely returned to his family.The young boy, who cannot hear (deaf) and cannot speak (dumb), was dropped off by a school bus near the taxi rank in Ladysmith on June 24. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

Freddie Mac Expect 2016 to Bring Rising Interest Rates Home Sales

first_img in Daily Dose, Government, Headlines, News, Origination Freddie Mac Home Sales Interest rates 2015-12-22 Staff Writer December 22, 2015 568 Views Freddie Mac: Expect 2016 to Bring Rising Interest Rates, Home Salescenter_img Share Freddie Mac expects 2016 to bring a ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ mentality to housing, with the government-sponsored enterprise predicting a 3 percent increase in total home sales and a 16 percent jump in year-over-year home sales despite the expected, negative influence of rising interest rates throughout the year.Freddie released these predictions in its monthly Insight & Outlook report for the month of December.So what should lenders and homeowners expect in 2016? Freddie believes the 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage will average below 4.5 percent for 2016 on an annualized basis. However, the Fed’s decision to hike the federal funds rate for the first time in nearly a decade will lead to “gradually higher mortgage interest rates,” Freddie said.While higher mortgage rates generally spell a slowdown for housing and home affordability, Freddie says a ‘strengthening labor market’and pent-up demand from 2015 will boost home sales momentum next year.Freddie still predicts home price growth will moderate slightly to 4.4 percent, driven by declining affordability from the buyer’s perspective and the Fed’s interest rate tightening.Still, Freddie sees doses of optimism with total housing starts expected to increase 16 percent year-over-year and total home sales to increase 3 percent.Among its other predictions, Freddie says higher interest rates will curb refinance volumes pushing overall mortgage originations lower in 2016 despite the expectation that home purchases will increase.Freddie also predicts the growth of marketplace lending and Internet outreach in originations will change the face of the industry next year and beyond . PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, even predicts that peer-to-peer originations will continue to grow, reaching approximately $150 billion by 2025.Freddie concludes that unsecured consumer lending is the dominant form of lending in the market, followed by loans to small and medium-sized business and student loan refinancings. Morgan Stanley estimates that marketplace mortgage lending could reach $14 billion in originations by 2020.”It’s too soon to tell whether marketplace lending is the next Uber or just another flash in the pan,” said Sean Becketti, Chief Economist, Freddie Mac. “The current generation of marketplace lenders all may fail in the next economic downturn. Regulators may impose higher standards on marketplace lenders. The cost advantages of marketplace lending may not extend to mortgage lending. But innovation is difficult to stop. New startups will look for ways to improve upon current marketplace lending business models. Large bank lenders may incorporate the most successful of the marketplace lending innovations. It’s difficult to say where all this will lead, but one prediction is indisputable. Expect change.”Click here to read the full report.last_img read more

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