first_imgNot as a twig drifting in the chaos of nothingNot as a plastic bag being whirled to nowhereNot as a wooden drum made of hide and sunNot as the live log fallen into the blue oceanOn The Breeze ………..I lay my cares for goodFree of the clutches of climbing forest ropesFree of the million biting ants in the red anthillFree of the chains that bound men to cast ironFree of the cruel brutality of man against manOn The Breeze ……..l direct my sail to glide onComfortable to look around and be at peaceComfortable to see faces flushed in real joyComfortable that equal rights has found a homeComfortable to disembark and walk every slumpOn The Breeze…….. I look above for more grace Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Province introduces Fareboxes

first_imgResidents in Fort St. John, along with other communities in the province will have the option to pay for public transit electronically.Transit customers will now have the opportunity to use a new electronic system, called Fareboxes, which will improve fare security, collect accurate revenue and ridership data and reduce fare disputes.- Advertisement -The new machines will also record data from each card, such as boarding time and bus routes. This information can later be used to help determine future changes or improvements to the local transit system.Passholders can now swipe their encoded pass at the Farebox when boarding a bus for validation. The method of payment remains the same for people paying by cash or ticket.President and CEO of B.C. Transit Manuel Achadinha, says “B.C. Transit and our local government partners are committed to investing in ways that help build safer, more effective and more efficient transit systems.”The long-range capital project, budgeted at $6.48 million, will equip roughly 700 transit vehicles within the province.Advertisement The encoded bus passes are now on sale and for more information, please visit the B.C. Transit website.last_img read more

Super Freaky captures La Habra Stakes

first_imgMacadamia, a 52-1 outsider in second, was disqualified to sixth for causing chain-reaction bumping during the stretch run. She ultimately was placed sixth in the field of 10. The incident elevated favored Pay Wright to second and Seaside Affair to third among the fillies chasing Super Freaky. As Voulez Vous sprinted to a seven-length lead during the early going, winning jockey Jon Court placed Super Freaky second in a comfortable stalking position. When Voulez Vous retreated before turning into the stretch, Court inherited the lead with his Florida-bred filly. ARCADIA – Trainer Doug O’Neill, who saddled Lava Man and Great Hunter to win Saturday’s two major races, won the only stakes race run at Santa Anita on Sunday when his Super Freaky captured the 34th running of the $113,400 La Habra Stakes for 3-year-old fillies. Unlike O’Neill’s heavily favored runners in the Santa Anita Handicap and Robert B. Lewis Stakes, Super Freaky was not so well-fancied – 6-1 odds after being 15-1 on the morning line – as she won the 6 -furlong event down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course by 1 lengths in 1:12.66. “We had a great time celebrating last night,” said the 38-year-old trainer, Santa Anita’s current leader with 29 wins, seven ahead of runner-up Bob Baffert. “I remember winning three races in one day at Hollywood, but yesterday was a Mandella-ish type of day,” he said, alluding to the record four Breeders’ Cup victories recorded by Richard Mandella at Oak Tree in 2003. “So far, so good this morning. Lava Man’s legs are cold and tight and his feet are good. We’re happy campers.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img “I was a little concerned that I made the lead as early as I did and I could have waited,” he said, “but she was eager to run coming to the dirt (crossing), and I decided not to interfere with her. She hit the dirt with authority and was able to kick clear.” In registering just her second win in seven starts, Super Freaky paid $15.40, $6.40 and $4.60 while earning $68,040 for owners Pablo Suarez and Alex Vennari. Super Freaky’s career earnings were elevated to $114,640. Pay Wright, who finished one-half length behind Macadamia prior to the latter ‘s disqualification, edged Seaside Affair by a nose. Pay Wright, ridden by Garrett Gomez, paid $4 and $3.20. The show price on Seaside Affair, with Jose Valdivia Jr. aboard, was $7. Macadamia, ridden by Brice Blanc, bumped Seaside Affair during the stretch run. The incident set off a chain reaction that also involved fifth- and sixth-place finishers Princess Iris and Setafire. The stewards placed Macadamia behind Setafire while advancing the other four. It was business as usual for O’Neill early Sunday morning after winning four races in one day for the first time Saturday. They included the Santa Anita Handicap for the second year in a row with the King of California, Lava Man, and the Robert B. Lewis Stakes with Great Hunter, who thrust himself into the role of Kentucky Derby favorite with his impressive victory. last_img read more

Western Alberta District RCMP Rural Crime Reduction Unit charge armed robbery suspects

first_imgGRANDE PRAIRIE, AB – Members of the Western Alberta District Rural Crime Reduction Unit, with the assistance of Grande Prairie ALERT, arrested two male occupants of the vehicle at a gas station on the east side of the city.On August 7, 2019, at approximately 5:00 a.m., the Dawson Creek RCMP received a report of an armed robbery at a local business in the Pouce Coupe area.A description of the suspect vehicle was obtained and shared with RCMP Detachments in the Peace Region. Later in the day, RCMP members located the vehicle in the Grande Prairie area.- Advertisement -The pair were arrested in a stolen vehicle and a quantity of stolen property was located inside the vehicle.Michael Robert Corris (31), of Fort St. John BC, has been charged with: 1 count of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000 2 counts of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000 3 counts of Failure to Comply with Recognizance Resisting ArrestJoseph William Kelly (56), of Fort St. John BC, has been charged with:Advertisement  1 count of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000 2 counts of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000 Fail to Comply with Probation Order Flight from Police Resist Arrest Dangerous Operation of a Motor VehicleBoth males have been remanded in custody and will appear in Grande Prairie Provincial Court on September 26, 2019.Both males also face charges of Robbery, Disguise with Intent, and Breach of Recognizance for the Dawson Creek Robbery.“Time and time again we see that Provincial borders are meaningless to those who commit crime in the Peace Region. This is a great example of how information sharing between our regional partners resulted in the quick and safe apprehension of the suspects” says Cpl. Chris Power of the Western Alberta District Rural Crime Reduction Unit.As this matter is now before the courts no further information will be provided.Advertisementlast_img read more

State to consider widening of 118 Freeway

first_imgAs work begins to widen the 23 Freeway between Thousand Oaks and Moorpark, officials are planning another project that could start early next year to widen a heavily congested section of the Ronald Reagan Freeway through Simi Valley. The state Department of Transportation has proposed widening 4.5 miles of the 118 between the Los Angeles-Ventura County Line and Stearns Street — a $53 million project the state Transportation Commission will consider this fall. Ventura County transit officials say other options would allow widening to Tapo Canyon Road. Plans call for adding a lane in each direction so stretches of the freeway at the east end of Simi Valley that have three lanes in each direction now would be widened to four. Although some parts of the freeway have just two lanes in each direction, commuter traffic frequently backs up at the east end of the valley around Santa Susana Pass, and some of the heaviest congestion occurs in the eastbound lanes during the morning commute. As in the case of the Route 23 project, officials say the 118 widening could begin soon because of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s push to reinstate funding from the Proposition 42 gas tax that was passed by voters in 2002 for transportation improvements. Because of budget problems during the administration of former Gov. Gray Davis, the Proposition 42 revenue was diverted away from projects such as the widening of the 23 and 118, which have been planned for years. “We’re very pleased state officials have selected this project for the coming fiscal year,” said Carlos Hernandez, a project manager for the Ventura County Transportation Commission. “They could have pushed it to 2009-2010. We’re going to meet with Caltrans to determine what we can build, given the rising cost of construction.” Hernandez said 118 will eventually be widened all the way from the county line to Route 23, but when that work could be completed is unclear. Simi Valley City Councilman Glen Becerra said he’s talked with Caltrans about the need to widen the 118, which he called vital for the community. “We need to keep people moving,” he said. “There are lots of people who work outside the city and lots of people who drive to jobs here. The traffic is congested in both directions. If people are sitting in traffic the quality of their lives goes down, and it harms the environment.” If funding is approved, the 118 project would also include construction of soundwalls and upgrades to lighting and landscaping, Caltrans spokeswoman Jeanne Bonfilio said. “Caltrans is hopeful this project will go forward,” she said. “It will be another improvement to the California highway system we know will enhance and improve the movement of goods and services between Los Angeles and Ventura counties.” — Eric Leach, (805) 583-7602 eric.leach@dailynews.com AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgA fault with Ulster Bank debit card users has caused major difficulties in stores and petrol stations across Donegal tonight.The bank has confirmed that it has encountered an issue and many of its cards are not processing at tills.Some people have been forced to leave groceries at stores because their cards could not be processed at some supermarkets. One woman said she could not pay for her groceries at Tesco in Letterkenny.Another well-known Letterkenny petrol station has been forced to take the names of people who have filled up their cars but could not pay by their Ulster Bank debit card.The bank has confirmed it is an issue across the country which they are working to address.An Ulster Bank spokeswoman said: “We are aware of the technical issues being experienced by customers and are working to get them fixed urgently. We apologise to customers for the inconvenience caused.” Last year customers of RBS, Ulster Bank and NatWest were affected by a massive IT failure which the banks attributed to a “glitch”.Customers at the bank were unable to access funds, suffered delayed payments and could not view correct balances for several weeks after a software update applied to Ulster Bank parent company RBS’s systems was corrupted.The group was forced to pay out tens of millions of euro in compensation to customers affected by the issues, which were most severe at Ulster Bank. ULSTER BANK CARD GLITCH CAUSES MAJOR HEADACHE ACROSS DONEGAL STORES was last modified: December 3rd, 2013 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:debit cardsglitchsupermarketsulster banklast_img read more


first_imgGardai are hunting suspects who used a laser to attack a helicopter taking part in a search mission over West Donegal this morning.The helicopter crew were targeted with a laser last night over Gaoth Dobhair.The rescue 118 helicopter, which is based in Sligo, was scrambled to the Gaoth Dobhair area to look for a missing man.The man had been missing for a number of hours. A search involving the emergency services including the Donegal Mountain Rescue team, the Bunbeg Coastguard and the Rescue 118 was launched in the early hours of the morning.However as the helicopter flew over Gaoth Dobhair, it was attacked by someone shining a laser at the pilot on at least two occasions.The pilot contacted Malin Head coastguard station who contacted Milford Garda Station.Garda Superintendent David Kelly told Donegal Daily he was shocked by the attack on an emergency helicopter. “I must question the thought process of any individual who would endanger rescue personnel answering a call for assistance.“I would appeal for any person with information to contact Milford Garda station,” he said.The body of the 52 year old missing man was eventually located in a quarry pond in the Meenderrygamp area.Acting on information, Garda instructed the local fire service to pump out the quarry and the man’ body was found.He has been named locally as Paddy Jack Gallagher, 52, a married father of four. His body was removed from the area and was taken to Letterkenny General Hospital where a post mortem is due to be carried out.Gardai say they do not suspect foul play in the man’s death.HUNT FOR SUSPECTS AFTER RESCUE HELICOPTER STRUCK BY LASER DURING SEARCH was last modified: March 14th, 2015 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)last_img read more


first_imgHe may have millions of fans around the world.Daniel with Robbie Willaims.But that hasn’t stopped singer Daniel O’Donnell form being star-struck by some of the fellow celebrities he has met.The Donegal star has taken pictures of the many famous faces he has met over the years. And now he has posted them on his official website for all his fans to see.Daniel is pictured with dozens of stars including Robbie Williams, Cliff Richard, Olivia Newtown-John, Glen Campbell, Johnny Vegas, Fern Britton, Sinead O’Connor, Westlife, Kenny Rogers, Maureen O’Hara and Susan Boyle.And just so fans don’t think he is dull – Daniel has also been pictured with Shrek and Minnie Mouse!The singer and his wife Majella are currently relaxing at their home in Tenerife after Daniel viewed to take it easy in 2015. He will play very few concerts this year but has promised to play a charity concert for Dungloe Community Hospital where his mum Julia was looked-after before she passed away last year.DANIEL’S WEAKNESS FOR SELFIES WITH CELEBS! was last modified: April 2nd, 2015 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:celebritiesdaniel o’donnelldonegalWEBSITElast_img read more

Touring Texas with the Bloggers Part 2: Smart Power Distribution, a Little Cloud History and More

first_imgServerless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … klint finley Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloudcenter_img This week I attended HP ISS Tech Day at Hewlett-Packard‘s Houston facility along with several other bloggers. In part one we talked a bit about the definition of cloud computing and toured the POD-Works facility for manufacturing private clouds. In part two we’ll look at HP’s technologies for building private clouds, including Intelligent Power Discovery and Virtual Connect. We’ll also take a brief look at HP’s original private cloud offering.Intelligent Power DiscoveryHP cites its expertise in power management as a key advantage to its manufactured data centers that it ships in containers to customers. But even if you don’t want to have HP ship you a pre-built data center, you can take advantage of its Intelligent Power Discovery technology.Intelligent Power Discovery is the name for the combination of HP’s highly efficient server power supplies, its power distribution units and its power management software. The system is designed to make it easy to add new servers to a data center and automatically adjust power allotment. Using HP’s software you can manage power allocation and find overheating servers. You can use HP’s remote server management console iLO to manage practically all of your power requirements.Notably, all of this happens automatically. Sensors are built into all the necessary cables to make monitoring and reporting as simple as possible.BladeSystem MatrixBladeSystem Matrix is the core of HP’s “converged infrastructure” strategy. It’s a framework that integrates servers, storage, networking and software and can be used as the foundation for building private clouds. Its primary software offering is the Matrix Operating Environment, which includes templates for deploying virtualized servers. HP gives customers the option to choose between Citrix, Microsoft and VMware for virtualization and includes templates for fully configured servers for common products from companies like Oracle, Microsoft and SAP. For example, as part of the demo a Microsoft Exchange server was deployed from a template in just a few clicks.BladeSystem Matrix was preceded by the HP Utility Data Center (UDC) in 2001, back when cloud computing was still referred to as utility computing. UDC was discontinued in 2004. CNET’s Gordon Haff wrote in 2009 that UDC was ahead of its time, expensive and tied to proprietary HP software. Haff wrote that BladeSystem Matrix is much more rooted open standards and components than UDC was.Matrix competes with other converged systems such as Cisco‘s Unified Computing System.Virtual ConnectVirtualizing servers can put an excessive I/O load on the host server since those servers will be handling many more concurrent connections. HP Virtual Connect attempts to solve this problem while simultaneously reducing network infrastructure complexity. This IDC white paper offers the best explanation of Virtual Connect I could find.Virtual machine environments typically require six to eight physical network cards per server. Virtual Connect creates virtual network cards that look just the same as physical network cards to hypervisors. One physical network card can support four virtual network cards. This doesn’t just reduce the need for additional physical network cards, it also reduces the number of switches and cables required to support all those cards.Virtual Connect can also provide bandwidth throttling on the fly. Let’s say you have a server that needs more bandwidth than one gigabit. Traditionally, that server would need a 10 gigabit network card, even if it doesn’t actually need 10 gigabits of capacity. With Virtual Connect, you could create multiple virtual network cards using the same physical 10 gigabit network cards and split the bandwidth between them any way you want. For example, you could create four virtual network cards: one network card with five gigabits of bandwidth, two network cards with two gigabits of bandwidth each and one network card with one gigabit of bandwidth.Virtual Connect competes with other I/O virtualization appliances such as Dell’s FlexAdress.ConclusionHP is serious about helping customers build private clouds as simply as possible with the lowest possible total cost of ownership. Whether you want them to build something for you or build it yourself, HP has all the products and services required – from building and shipping entire data centers, to cutting power bills to virtualizing both servers and network infrastructure. HP seems to be the leader in each of the technologies we looked at, but there is plenty of competition. It will be exciting to see how the industrialization of physical infrastructure and virtualization of everything else transforms data centers in the next few years.Disclosure: HP is a ReadWriteWeb sponsor, and paid for Klint Finley’s travel and accommodations to attend HP ISS Tech day. Tags:#cloud#Data Centers Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo…last_img read more

Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth Post Contrasting Wins at World Badminton Championships

first_imgBasel: Saina Nehwal defeated Netherlands’ Soraya de Visch Eijbergen in the second round of World Badminton Championship, here on Tuesday.The eighth-seeded Indian defeated her Dutch opponent quite easily 21-10, 21-11, to book her place in the pre-quarterfinals. Kidambi Srikanth though did not have such an easy road. He came back from behind to beat Misha Zilberman of Israel 13-21, 21-12, 21-16. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. BWFbwf world championshipsindian badmintonkidambi srikanth First Published: August 21, 2019, 11:53 PM ISTcenter_img Round of 16 appearances confirmed!💪India’s 🇮🇳 @NSaina and @srikidambi are through to the pre-quarters of #BadmintonWorldChampionship2019 after beating their respective opponents. Way to go, guys! #IndiaontheRise #badminton pic.twitter.com/TkXz0EMp5j— BAI Media (@BAI_Media) August 21, 2019India’s doubles campaign came to an end with Arjun M and Ramchandran Shlok’s loss to the Chinese pair of Cheng Liu and Nan Zhang in the men’s doubles in the second round. The Indian pair lost 14-21, 13-21.Two-time national champions Manu Atri and B Sumeeth Reddy defeated Han Cheng Kai and Zhou Hao Dang 21-16, 21-19 in the second round.Earlier, PV Sindhu outwitted Chinese Taipei’s Pai Yu Po 21-14, 21-15 in a contest that lasted 43 minutes.Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy, in the women’s doubles event, lost to the Chinese 7th seeded pair of Yue Du and Yin Hui Li 20-22, 16-21.Meanwhile, the Indian duo of Jakkapudi Meghana and Poorvisha S Ram lost 8-21, 18-21 to Shiho Tanaka and Koharu Yonemoto of Japan in the women’s doubles competition. last_img read more