first_imgTickets for next month’s charity ball being organised by Donegal’s All-Ireland winning footballers of 1992 to mark the 20th anniversary of their achievement are in big demand.Speaking this week, Donal Reid, who was right half back on the 1992 Donegal team and who is one of the organisers of the ball, said there’s big interest in the event.“There’s been a great response since we held the official launch in the Finn Valley Centre last month,” he commented. “Because of the charity element, a lot of people are keen to lend their support to the ball. The three charities who will benefit are the Donegal Hospice, Donegal Living Links and the Alzheimer Society Donegal branch – three groups who do much for people at a local level and three groups that need constant financial support,” Donal added.“The fact that Donegal retained the Ulster title for the first time in the county’s history has given the entire county a huge left, and Jim McGuinness and his players will go into next month’s quarter-final at Croke Park with a huge degree of confidence. We are hoping that Donegal will be getting ready for an All-Ireland semi-final appearance when the ball takes place,” Donal said.The ball will be held in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town on Saturday, August 18th, with retired RTE commentator, Michael O Muircheartaigh and Charlie Collins of Highland Radio acting as MCs. Sam Maguire will also be there while supporters will have an opportunity to meet the 1992 team in the afternoon, also in the Abbey Hotel.Tickets for the ball, priced €25, are now available from the following outlets – Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town; Supervalu, Killybegs; Divers Newsagents, Ardara; Books and Charts, Dungloe; Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny and Supervalu, Buncrana.  HUGE DEMAND FOR TICKETS TO CELEBRATE DONEGAL’S ALL IRELAND WIN was last modified: July 25th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:1992 ALL IRELAND BALLDONAL REIDlast_img read more

5 Reasons Your 1990s Nokia Was the Best Cell Phone Ever

first_imgnicole nguyen The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#’90s#1990s#feature phone#Mobile Phone#Nokia#PopSugarTech Related Posts center_img What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Editor’s Note: This was originally published by our partners at PopSugarTech. Sadly, Nokia is nearly no more. Microsoft is changing the name of its flagship Nokia Lumia phone to, simply, Microsoft Lumia. The company purchased Nokia’s mobile phone division earlier this year and intends to drop the Nokia brand from its high-end Windows Phones entirely.While the entry-level basic phones will still carry the moniker, we’re a little bitter about having to say goodbye to Nokia phones as we know them. After all, for many of us, our first mobile device was a Nokia brick phone. Read on for the five things we’ll miss about those wonderful, unbreakable gizmos.1. They didn’t bend like the iPhone 6Nokias broke you, not the other way around.2. In fact, they were so indestructible, Tom Riddle chose a Nokia as his next HorcruxBeat Snake and destroy the Horcrux! (PS If you’ve never read Harry Potter, you have no idea what we’re talking about. Just move on to the next slide.)3. They had radtastic interchangeable faceplatesChanged that faceplate as often as my outfits.4. They ran out of battery after days of use, not hoursWhat phone charger?5. Last but not least, they came with SNAKE …… which you probably played for hours.Read More from PopSugarTech:We Could All Learn A Few Tech Tips From Kim KardashianGoogle’s Cancer-Seeking Pill Is Pure MagicGeeky Birth Announcements That Need No IntroductionStarbucks’ Delivery App Takes  Your Latte Addiction To The Next LevelYou Can Now Drunk Order Taco Bell From Your iPhone Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementlast_img read more

HPE Discover: Internet of Things, Workplace Transformation and the Future of the Datacenter

first_imgThe Future of the Internet of ThingsKicking off The Intel sessions was Intel GM Christian Morales alongside of HP’s GM Bill Mannel. The two talked about the future of technology and how the Internet of Things will be at the forefront of this growth. Moores Law keeps redefining what computing can be. Smart homes, smart cars and smart cities are the next wave of the future. Morales spoke about smart cities and how the London Living Labs project, powered by Intel and HP, is helping London with their congestion problems. By putting sensors all over the city, commuters can see timely direction tradeoffs if an area of the city is congested. The sensors are also helping with the environment and monitoring the air pollution. Now it’s easier than ever for runners, walkers and bikers to view the most polluted areas and change their routes based on this info. With the amounts of data that the Internet of Things brings, it’s no wonder why analytics is a big part of this solution. According to Bill Mannel, IoT is about building a data-centric foundation, achieving superior business outcomes with big data by uncovering meaningful patterns, integrating insights and delivering on those insights to accelerate time to value.Workplace TransformationImagining an office setting with no wires and the ability to connect to a meeting without having to have the right dongle or cable? This was exactly what was shown at HP Discover. I sat down with Claudio Maniscalco, Senior Technology Manager at Intel and he quickly gave me a demo of Intel Unite. I said quickly because in a matter of seconds he was connected and displaying directly on the screen, this is much faster than the average eight minutes it takes to set up. This type of conference room efficiency will save the organization in time and money wasted trying to locate a cable and connect to the screen. It’s a wrap! HPE Discover London is now over but the information gathered, ideas shared and partnerships gained will remain for a long time. The theme throughout Discover this year was speed. Speed to deploy solutions, speed to implement security in the enterprise and speed to enable the Internet of Things. Meg Whitman, CEO of HP Enterprises even said in her opening keynote that “success favors companies that can reinvent at warp speed.”Check out a few of the highlights from the 2015 HPE Discover London event: Future of the Data CenterPatrick Buddenbaum, Intel’s GM of Enterprise IT, spoke about how Intel and HP Enterprises are working together with forward-thinking organizations to embrace the datacenter as the new center of possibility, bringing ideas to life using technology to move businesses into the next decade of profitability. Pat spoke about Intel’s Cloud For All Initiative and how you must have a strategy in place to truly and effectively compete in today’s landscape. Intel is at the heart of helping businesses use data to quickly adapt to the changes around them. A great example is our partnership with the Michael J Fox Foundation.  They have moved from suggestive diagnosis and measurement to more accurate patient monitoring by gathering data in real time through wearable devices.After three days of seeing amazing technology, innovation and ideas it’s clear that technology is accelerating the frequency and speed of disruption of business. It’s a fast world out there and it’s getting even faster. Just like this year’s HP Discover, it was over in a blink of an eye!Check out these social resources for more info:IT Center You [email protected]last_img read more

Gov’t Looks to Put Modern Insolvency Law in Place

first_imgCabinet has approved the issuing of drafting instructions to the Chief Parliamentary Counsel for enactment of the Insolvency Act and amendments to the Companies Act. Speaking at the Jamaica House press briefing held at the Office of the Prime Minister on Thursday, June 6, Minister with responsibility for Information, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, said the amendments will bring the Acts up-to-date and in line with modern legislative policies. The Jamaican law on bankruptcy and insolvency is contained in two pieces of legislation. These are the Bankruptcy Act, which covers personal and individual insolvency; and the Companies Act, which deals with the winding up of insolvent corporate bodies. Minister Falconer informed that the Bankruptcy Act dates back to the 1880s and has been the subject of adhoc amendments over the years. She noted that the procedural rules of the Act are not only outdated, but that they also conflict with the rules that govern other court proceedings. “The Act has just not kept pace with the modern legislative policies towards insolvency, as a result, the insolvency process is time consuming and costly,” she said. Miss Falconer also noted that the current law does not address the stigma of personal bankruptcy and does not make provisions for the rehabilitation or the reorganisation of the business affairs of debtors. “Only the interest of the creditors is given paramount consideration,” she pointed out. Contact: Athaliah Reynolds-Bakerlast_img read more