Ante-Natal service being restored at Dungloe Hospital

first_img WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire By admin – January 18, 2017 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry The Ante-Natal service is to re-open at Dungloe Community Hospital today.The service was suspended over two years ago with a question mark over if they would ever be re-instated to the area.Since then people from West Donegal have had to travel to Letterkenny University Hospital for treatment.Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty says it’s much welcome news for the community………Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Ante-Natal service being restored at Dungloe Hospital Pinterest Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Pinterest Previous articleLetterkenny needs at least 100 new homes per yearNext articleEnterprise Ireland urged to prioritise broadband provision at Lisfannon admin Facebook Twitter WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook Google+last_img read more

Remains Found of Woman Sacrificed to Mitigate “El Niño” Effects in the Fifteenth Century

first_imgBy Dialogo July 16, 2009 Lima, 13 July (EFE).- A fifteenth-century woman belonging to the Chimú culture was buried alive in the archeological complex of Chan Chan, in northern Peru, to mitigate the effects of the “El Niño” weather phenomenon, the National Institute of Culture (INC) revealed today. “This is the first time that evidence has been found that some inhabitants were buried alive during that period, in this case in order to ward off the possible effects of the ‘El Niño’ phenomenon on the mud-built city,” the director of Executive Unit 110 of the INC, Cristóbal Campana, explained to the state press agency Andina. The skeletal remains of the woman, who was between twenty-two and twenty-three years old, were found during restoration work on the western perimeter wall of the “Ñain An” Palace or “House of the Birds,” part of Chan Chan’s mud-built citadel. This archeological complex has been recognized by UNESCO as a world cultural heritage site, but it is also on the list of heritage sites in danger due to the fragility of its structures, as a result of the effect of rain and the intense heat in the region. Chan Chan is one of the most important ceremonial centers in northern Peru and is located 570 kilometers north of Lima. The remains are of a woman 1.55 meters tall who was strangled and buried alive, as determined from the position of her upper limbs and jaws, which reflect a desperate struggle to free herself from the fabric knotted around her neck, the agency press release added. In addition, the victim suffered the amputation of both her feet, in the same way that the Chimú amputated both feet of guardians sacrificed in another palace in the same area. Nevertheless, the press release did not explain how it was known that this sacrifice was related to the feared meteorological phenomenon. Campana indicated that the remains would be removed this week from a structure that has been protecting them from the sun and the rain and taken to the INC’s laboratory in the department of La Libertad, where Chan Chan is located.last_img read more

Moyes pay-off ‘in single digits’

first_img United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward also said an announcement on a new manager would be made “in due course” – it is understood the expected appointment of Dutch coach Louis van Gaal will not take place before next week. Woodward said in a conference call to club investors that the cost to United of not playing in the Champions League next season would be “in the mid-£30millions” and that there was a determination to return to Europe’s top club competition. Manchester United’s pay-off for David Moyes will be “single-digit millions” it has emerged, as club chiefs promised major investments on new transfers to ensure a return to the Champions League. Woodward said finishing seventh in the Premier League had been “very disappointing” and suggested missing out on Europe had led to the sacking of Moyes last month. He said: “The club’s expectations – and you will see this reflected in the transfer market and what we have recently done from a managerial perspective – are absolutely to get back into the Champions League. “We will be active in the transfer market and deals will be done.” In relation to the pay-off to Moyes and his backroom staff who also left the club, investors were told the figure would be revealed in September and it was expected “to be single-digit million pounds”. Woodward said record revenues for the third quarter of the financial year puts United in a good position to invest in the squad and challenge for the title next season. United reported revenues of £115.5million for the quarter, up 26 per cent, mainly due to rises in income from Premier League broadcasting money and sponsorship deals. “We once again generated record revenue,” added Woodward. “This puts us in a healthy financial position to continue to invest in the squad. Everyone at the club is working hard to ensure the team is back challenging for the title and trophies next season.” The players’ wage bill was also up however by 18.9 per cent, reflecting the arrivals of Juan Mata and Marouane Fellaini plus new deals for Nani and Adnan Januzaj. Wayne Rooney also signed a new deal during the current financial year but it is understood that is for the same level as his previous contract – around £230,000 a week – but he earns more from a separate image rights contract which is not reflected in United’s staff costs. Sponsorship income rose 43.5 per cent while United’s overall debt is down 4.3 per cent at £351.7million, while the cost of servicing that debt also fell – there was a £2.8million reduction in interest payable following refinancing in June last year. Broadcasting revenue for the third quarter was £35.6million, an increase of £13.9million, or 64.1 per cent, due to increased revenue from the Premier League. Woodward said the increase from the Premier League would soften the financial impact of missing out on Europe. He said: “Due to relatively high broadcasting revenues we estimate that the isolated impact for not qualifying for European football will be in the mid £30millions of pounds which includes a 15 per cent reduction in the price of executive facilities next year.” The club and 62-year-old Van Gaal, currently coach of Holland, are understood to have reached a broad agreement but no deal has yet been signed. Van Gaal is busy with preparations for Holland’s friendly against Ecuador at the Amsterdam ArenA on Saturday, and sources close to the club have ruled out any announcement taking place either side of that fixture. United’s interim manager Ryan Giggs was photographed leaving a hotel in the Dutch town of Noordwijk on Wednesday, where it is understood the 40-year-old had a meeting with Van Gaal. Giggs’ playing contract expires in June and he is expected to be offered a senior coaching role, though it is not known whether he intends to keep playing next season. Press Associationlast_img read more

Gov’t Challenges Public to Make Use of FOI

first_imgThe Government of Liberia, through the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs, and Tourism (MICAT), has challenged the Liberian public and foreigners alike to take advantage of the Freedom of Information law by making use of its contents, in an effort to make this government and others to come, more transparent and accountable to the people.The Deputy Minister for Administration at MICAT, Norris Tweh, said the FOI Law will only be effective when Liberians get to fully hear about and understand it through publicity and awareness programs.Speaking at a FOI Education and Awareness program organized by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Minister Tweh said that everyone (Liberian and non-Liberian) has the right to seek, receive, and impart information as stipulation in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.Briefing workshop participants that included the media, employees of MOH&SW, medical entities and the Ministry’s Acting Information Officer, on the FOI procedures on requesting information from public entities such as ministries and agencies that fall under the FOI Act, Minister Tweh said that requests can be received by e-mail, letter, in person and by phone.Minister Tweh indicated that when a request is received(via E-mail, letter) by an Information Officer at any entity, it should be dated and stamped and the information requested will be process in a period of 30 days, including the date of receipt.He noted that information that maybe requested and denied by any Information Officer has four procedures through, which appeals could be taken.“When your request is being denied by an Information Officer, you have four steps you can take to have that decision overturned depending on its legitimacy. The first step is to seek redress through an internal review body in that entity to which your request was sent. If you are not satisfied by the decision taken by that body, you may take your case to the Information Commission and from there to the Civil Law Court with the option to go even further: to the Supreme Court,” Minister Tweh said.He said: “We as Liberians can use the FOI Law to make our Ministries and Agencies more efficient and effective and this may subsequently lead to the expansion of our economy.Giving an overview of the FOI law, Information Commissioner Cllr. Mark Bedor-Wla Freeman, said that advancing the right of access to information is a joint- responsibility between the government and its citizens.Cllr Freeman said while the government must assure full and effective implementation and enforcement of the FOI Act, it is up to the citizens to monitor government’s efforts and to use the law; ultimately, the value of the FOI law rests in its implementation and use, and it is only by seeking and making requests for formation, that the benefits of access to information can fully be enjoyed.“This is why government decided to prioritize this document and had it passed into law about three years ago. The government thinks the people should have a say in the governance process of the state.Also quoting the Preamble of the Liberian Freedom of Information Act, the Information Commissioner boss said access to information is indispensable to a genuine democracy and good governance and no limitation shall be placed on the public’s right to be informed about the government and its functionaries.A participant wanted to know whether Information Officers are selected or appointed by the minister or by the president—and whether such an appointment by one or the either might not produce a compromising situation.Meanwhile, Liberia’s FOI Act was signed into law on September 16, 2010, provides all persons the right of access to public information. The right of access to information is a fundamental human right guaranteed by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the African Charter on Human and People’s rights, as well as the constitution of the country (Liberia).FOI laws or regulations have been passed in over 90 countries around the world, with an even greater number enjoying a constitutional right to information. Liberia is the first country in West Africa to establish a comprehensive right to information law and the sixth in Africa.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

49ers mailbag: What does a good season look like now?

first_imgSANTA CLARA — A 1-3 start to the 49ers season? That’s not what you subscribed to read about here. So, as our weekly public service, it’s time for another 49ers mailbag to vent your frustrations:I see better tackling on a weekly basis at the high school level. Ultimately, who should or needs to be responsible for this trainwreck of defensive fundamentals? (@msilvers1979)The man having to answer that, at least on a weekly basis in our press conferences, is defensive coordinator Robert Saleh. He …last_img read more

The importance of planting dates versus planting conditions

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Historically speaking, earlier planted fields tend to be the highest yielding ones. With the cold and wet start to spring, DuPont Pioneer Field Agronomist Kyle Poling says planting conditions will play as big of a role as planting date in 2018. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.last_img

Artificial Intelligence Can Improve Business Growth

first_imgKibo Hutchinson is a Technology Analyst at Tatvasoft UK which is a software development company in UK. She have keen interest in learning latest practices in the development so she is spending her most of the time on the Internet navigating the unique and the extraordinary topics and technologies trends. Tags:#Artifical intelligence A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who … Kibo Hutchinson Related Posts How much do you know about Artificial Intelligence? Have you ever implemented AI into your business yet, or are you using it in helping your processes? Since the last few years, Artificial Intelligence has gained much popularity in every industry be it Healthcare, transportation, manufacturing, logistics, retail and many more others have begun to use AI-based to improve their productivity and performance.The best way to test an emerging technology is to search for different ideas for its practical use in your business. In this article, we will look at some crucial methods of AI apps that can lead your business to a path of growth and success.1)  AI-based Analytics to Make Better Business DecisionsThe recent advancements in the network and storage technology have brought about a revolution in the era of big data. The collection of data becomes useless without analysis. Due to its large size, it becomes impossible to analyze the data without using human intelligence. The information technology and security are the areas which utilize machine learning and deep learning algorithms to understand the machine.What’s the solution now?Cyclane offers cybersecurity products and services that prevent rather than detecting the defects by executing advanced persistent threats and malware. Another solution to this is HANA which is SAP’s cloud platform and machine learning solution used by companies to manage databases of information they have collected like sales transactions, customer information, relational databases, applications, and other sources.2)  Customer ServiceMany companies know the importance of their customer service and how well it affects their company. Still, things can go wrong very quickly, either. For instance, Microsoft researched that more than 50 percent of customers will stop doing business with a brand just because of only one poor customer service experience.The consumers don’t like to feel conversing until they reach the expert they need after waiting on line, pressing buttons, and being transferred multiple times. The solution to this problem – Chatbots; they can read and analyze customer data from the initial touch point by providing smart insights on assisting your customer effectively.What’s the solution now?Nano Rep allows you to integrate your customer service solution with resources like Zendesk, Magento, and Salesforce. It also allows your business to become available on the most popular messaging platforms like Facebook Messenger, Slack, Skype, and WhatsApp.3)  Business ManagementFrom scheduling conferences and team meetings to business trips and supporting decision makers, AI can help tons with your business management activities. The cloud-based solution can measure up with the size of your company, which can be used by small companies to MNCs.What’s the solution now?Avanade is the joint venture between Microsoft and Accenture, which leverages the Cortana Intelligence Suite along with some other solutions for predictive analysis and data-based insights on your business. It tapped the better advice for the development of new products by understanding policyholder behavior and trends.4)  Accounting and FinanceAccenture predicts that more than 80 percent of accounting and finance tasks will be carried out with automation in the next upcoming years. Also, a company named KPMG has made some innovations by using McLaren Applied Technologies in its audit processes to develop a critical site of tools for their audit and non-audit clients that can use the predictive analytics capabilities.What’s the solution now?KPMG has also signed an alliance with IBM’s cognitive computer Watson that can read up to thousands of pages of contracts or agreements along with summarizing them almost instantly which is based on your criteria related to what is exciting and what is not. The AI-enabled tool also allows to interrogate, assess, and challenge the predictions to underpin the valuation of assets on their clients’ balance sheets.5)  Human ResourcesMany HR reps know how tedious and complicated the process of recruiting is, interviewing and onboarding can be. It is no wonder how human resource department is excited by the idea of applying artificial intelligence to their department’s work. Finding the perfect candidate for a job is a time-consuming process, and therefore there are new facial AI-based facial recognition apps that can interview candidates and also evaluate their performance using emotional cues which can help businesses streamline their recruitment process.What’s the solution now?Restless Bandit is a SaaS-based product which helps to automate the tasks of screening apps, searching right candidate match, reaching out to them and scheduling face-to-face interviews to reduce the work which is involved in bringing an excellent potential candidate into the office.  Also, companies like Unilever, IBM are already using AI to screen entry-level employees where candidates interview using HireVue app on their smartphone. The application takes in the data from the interview, performs analysis and recommends for the next step to human recruiters.6)  Sales and MarketingUntil recently, you can not leverage artificial intelligence to revolutionize your marketing and sales department even though both of them have been moving over to digital at the lightning speeds. AI-based apps can start to handle all of your daily tasks. They can also customize marketing and sales information for customers as AI-based chatbots can go further by responding to customer service requests to improve customer satisfaction and provide some recommendation for upselling. Machine learning can help with the price-optimization for various markets.What’s the solution for now?Adext AI is one such platform which can apply artificial intelligence and machine learning for digital advertising to search out the best audience or demographic group for any advertisement. It manages budgets across variant audiences on different platforms like Google AdWords and Facebook Ads automatically by optimizing every single ad about 400 times a day which improves its current average. Not only this, but it also guarantees Adext Partner agencies for getting a better cost per conversion for all their accounts and campaigns.RapidMiner which is a data science platform, leverages the data about competitors, suppliers, consumer preferences and risks to create pricing models for every individual market segments. This approach helps businesses to optimize their profit margins.7)  Supply Chain ManagementMachine learning algorithms aid retail and other businesses to manage their inventory better. This can automate refilling requests and optimize supply chains by handing over your inventory management and supply chain decisions to AI-based apps.What’s the solution for now?Major artificial intelligence players such as IBM Watson are heavily investing in supply chain management to help you automate your order management and fulfillment. Another firm namely TransVoyant is combining machine learning and the Internet of Things to create applications that predict supply chain movements.8)  Expand with self-driving technologiesMajor advancements in self-driving cars heavily depend on AI and hence businesses that heavily depend on transporting products which use self-driving trucks to lower costs to improve reliability. Manufacturing and other sectors can now use autonomous cars to improve their efficiency.What’s the solution for now?A company names Waymo has announced at the 2018 Google I/O conference that it will start to manufacture their self-driving taxis whereas GM is preparing to release by next year. Such self-driven vehicles will lead to new opportunities for businesses to improve current processes and create new business revenues.Wrap up!You can only learn by trying, and it is normal for any organization to get things wrong. You will learn from your mistake after you start implementing solutions. Now you know what AI is, so may your business boom. AI Will Empower Leaders, Not Replace Themlast_img read more

Ind vs WI: India 102/2 at lunch on day 3

first_imgIndia were 102 for two in their first innings, in reply to West Indies’ 204 all out, at lunch on day three of the third and final cricket Test at Windsor Park on Friday. Abhinav Mukund (52) and VVS Laxman (30) were at the crease for India at the break. Brief Scores West Indies 1st innings: 204 all out India 1st innings : 102 for 2 in 38 overs. (Abhinav Mukund 52 batting, VVS Laxman 30 batting; Darren Sammy 1/18, Fidel Edwards 1/22).- With PTI inputslast_img