Two areas of Donegal joins Ireland’s list of excellent bathing waters

first_imgThe EPA has classified two new beach areas of Donegal as bathing waters for the first time.Dooey and Magheraroarty were classed as ‘Excellent’ as they appeared on the 2018 EPA Bathing Water report which was published today.Featured image: Magheraroarty by Owen Clarke OC photography The report studied the quality of bathing waters during the long hot summer of 2018. Overall, 94 per cent of the 145 bathing waters in Ireland met the minimum EU standards last year, with over 100 beaches classified as Excellent.In Donegal, most bathing waters retained their Excellent quality status. Lady’s Bay in Buncrana improved from Sufficient to Good.However, Bundoran dropped from Excellent to Good and Lisfannon was downgraded from Good to Sufficient.See the Identified Bathing Waters in Donegal, as listed on the Environmental Protection Agency | Bathing Water Quality in Ireland  2018 Report: Speaking on the new report, Jenny Deakin, EPA Senior Scientific Officer, said:“Ireland has many beautiful beaches and some inland bathing waters with excellent water quality.  The report covers the 145 EU identified bathing waters.  It also provides information on 72 other waters that are not covered by the legislation that are monitored by the local authorities because bathing or recreational activities take place there.“During the summer, current water quality information and details of any incidents affecting bathing waters will be displayed on the website  If you are heading to the beach with your family or friends, check or our Twitter feed @EPABeaches, before heading out.“Most importantly, when you get to the beach always check the local notice board to be sure the water quality is good before you dip your toe.”And you’re planning to dip your toe into the clear waters of Magheraroarty, check this video out by Owen Clarke: Two areas of Donegal joins Ireland’s list of excellent bathing waters was last modified: May 30th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DooeyEPAMAGHERAROARTYlast_img read more

12 Pcs Ladies Brown Plastic Mini Hairpin 6 Claws Hair Clip Clamp – Very handy for the money – when they turn up, that is

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Why Microsoft’s Windows Phones Don’t Copy the iPhone

first_imgRelated Posts Even using the Microsoft Surface tablet feels radically different than working with the iPad; Microsoft’s Surface has adopted the swipe as one of its main navigational tools. Users scroll the home screen sideways to access more content on its bright, lively screen. With the iPad, users tend to drill down through the cooler, calmer iPad interface, through a series of folders and icons.Patents aside, there are reasons to adopt common design elements. But Microsoft and Apple have apparently achieved something that has become increasingly unusual in the world of mobile and smartphone technology: detente. Tags:#Apple#iPad#iPhone#Microsoft#mobile markhachman Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology On Monday, a key Apple executive revealed why Microsoft’s Windows Phone designs don’t mimic the iPhone: because Microsoft is contractually prevented from doing so.According to reports from The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, and others, Microsoft was one of the only companies to license the few, prized Apple design patents at stake in the ongoing trial between Apple and Samsung.That trial will determine whether or not Samsung illegally copied the design of Apple’s phone technology. Apple rested its case on Monday, after accounting expert Terry Musicka was called to the stand to defend Apple’s damage claims. Those claims stand at between $2.5 billion and $2.75 billion, according to an InformationWeek report that claims that Apple suffered a significant loss in potential revenue when Samsung allegedly designed phones that mimicked Apple’s in several respects.Apple has cross-licensed or licensed its technical patents before. But Apple patent licensing director Boris Teksler told the court last week that he could “count on one hand” the number of times Apple had licensed its prized “unique user experience” design patents, the heart of Apple’s case. And, he revealed Monday, one of those companies was Microsoft.No Cloning AllowedBut the patents came with a major catch: an anti-cloning stipulation. “There’s a clear acknowledgement that there is no cloning as part of this provision,” Teksler said, according to the Journal. “There was no right with respect to these design patents to build clones of any type,“ Teksler said, Reuters added.Unfortunately, the court (and therefore the world) was not told what patents Microsoft has access to, and how exactly Microsoft was barred from using the exact technology it licensed. But as blogger Florian Mueller noted, Apple values its design patents far more highly than the technical patents at issue in the case. In fact, Apple has claimed that it lost $2.02 in per-unit royalties for the “overscroll bounce” ‘318 patent, $3.10 for the scrolling API ‘915 patent, and $2.02 for the “tap to zoom and navigate” ‘163 patent. But Apple places the value of its design and trade dress patents at a whopping $24 per device.Microsoft hasn’t announced any licensing agreement with Apple, not surprising when dealing with a company that prevents a “captive supplier,” Cirrus Logic, from even talking about its relationship with Apple, its largest customer, in earnings-related conference calls with Apple. And the relative size of both Apple and Microsoft would make a federally mandated disclosure of such a deal (required only if it would have a materially significant effect on revenue) unnecessary, and let it be quietly buried. Besides, there’s nothing saying that Microsoft paid cash for Apple’s design patents; the agreement could have been dealt with as a patent swap, with a relatively equal value to both.Why Bother? Protection!The question that this leaves unanswered, however, is why Microsoft would license patents it would be contractually barred from using (at least in some ways). The most likely scenario is that the patent licenses provide a “safety net” to indemnify Microsoft in case it wished to incorporate elements that could be disputed, such as the “click to zoom and navigate” patent referred to above.“It’s a little bit complicated here, because the design patent to some extent is embraced in the concept of cloning,” said Neil Smith, a partner with Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley in San Francisco, a law firm with more than 25 years of experience intellectual property law. “I’m not exactly sure what they mean by cloning. It’s not improper to have reasonable restrictions to relate to protecting intellectual property in a license agreement and restricting a licensee more than the licensee would have the right to do otherwise. So there is intellectual property involved in the cloning aspect, whether that’s software or trade dress or advertising or whatever.”Microsoft may have licensed the patents as a defensive measure, Smith noted. From Apple’s standpoint, he added, licensing patents adds some validity to them.It seems clear, however, that Microsoft deliberately struck out on a divergent mobile path to differentiate itself from the field, including Apple. Many of the elements Microsoft adopted, from the Metro/Windows 8 typeface and design, the “live tiles” or widgets that continually update, the “charms,” as well as the Windows “home” button (as opposed to the iPhone’s square home button) seem like relatively original ideas. It’s hard to imagine that Microsoft senior executives had to do much to convince Teksler, Apple chief executive Tim Cook, or other executives that they had no desire to piggyback on the iPhone design.last_img read more


first_imgFor all the results and tables for all divisons go to the TFA SPORTINGPULSE WEBSITEDay one of the 2007 NTL provided action-packed touch football, highlighted by the final game between the Sharks and Cobras in the Mens Open division. The match began with a number of unforced errors, with both sides turning the ball over, before trading touch-downs. The Cobras went two ahead to lead 4-2 at the end of the half. The match heated up with Sharks player an New Zealand Men’s Open Captain Troy Skinner verbally encouraging his team. As the intesity between the players increased, the Sharks lifted, to maintain their lead, taking the match 8-6.In a battle of the cross-town permits, the Sharks took the day 3-1 with victories over the Cobras in the Womens 20s 4-2 and Mixed Open 13-5, with the Cobras victory coming in the Open Womens 6-5, with a stand out performance from Kelly Woods. In the Mixed Open, the Sydney Mets vying for their sixth straight title, have showed they are vulnerable without the “king of mixed” Tony Eltakchi, loosing to the Sharks 10-6. They recovered in the second round, with a comprehensive 10 -6 victory over the Cyclones.9amWomens 20s: Eagles (4) def Rustlers (3)Womens 20s: Rebels (4) def Mets (3)Mixed Open: Sharks (10) def Mets (6)Mixed Open: Cobras (7) def Suns (4)Mixed Open: Scorpions (8) def Rustlers (2)9.50amWomens 20s:  Hornets (12) def Crusaders (1)Womens 20s: Cobras (6) def ACT (0)Mixed Open: Rebels (10) drew Hornets (10)Mixed Open: Barbarians (8) def Cyclones (6)Womens 20s: Suns (6) def Cyclones (0)11am Opening Ceremony 12pmWomens Open: Sharks (7) def ACT (1)Womens Open: Cobras (13) def Hornets (1)Mens 20s: Mets (6) def Cobras (2)Mens 20s: ACT (8) def Cyclones (7) Mens 20s: Hornets (8) def Crusaders (5)Mens 20s: Rustlers (8) drew Sharks (8)12.50pmWomens Open: Mets (13) def Scorpions (1)Womens Open: Cyclones (8) def Crusaders (1)Mixed Open: Mets (10) def Cyclones (4)Womens Open:  Rustlers (15) def Eagles (3)Womens Open: Barbarians (11) def Rebels (1)Womens 20s: Hornets (11) def ACT (1)1.40pmMens Open: Barbarians (7) def ACT (3)Mens Open: Rustlers (7) def Eagles (3)  Mixed Open: Hornets (8) def Barbarians (3)Womens 20s:  Cobras (5) def Mets (1)Womens 20s: Eagles (5) def Rebels (3)Womens 20s: Suns (3) def Sharks (2)Womens 20s: Cyclones (10) def Crusaders (0)2.30pmMens Open:  Cobras (14) def Hornets (2)Mens Open: Suns (10) def Crusaders (3)Mens Open: Sharks (12) def Cyclones (4)Mens Open: Mets (10) def Rebels (4)Mens 20s: Sharks (6) def Cyclones (4)3.20pmMixed Open: Suns (11) def ACT (1)Mixed Open: Cobras (13) def Rustlers (3)Mixed Open:  Rebels (7) def Scorpions (3)Mens 20s:  Rustlers (4) def Cobras (1)Mens 20s:  Mets (7) def Suns (6)Mens 20s: ACT (5) drew Hornets (5)4.10pmWomens 20s: Suns (11) def ACT (1)Womens 20s: Mets (3) def Crusaders (1)Womens 20s: Rustlers (7) def Rebels (2)Womens Open: Cobras (6) def Sharks (5)Womens Open: Mets (17) def Eagles (1)Womens Open: Rustlers (5) def Crusaders (4)5pmMens Open: Rustlers (5) drew ACT (5)Womens 20s: Sharks (4) def Cobras (2)Womens 20s:  Eagles (5) def Cyclones (2) Womens Open: Suns (14) def Scorpions (1)Womens Open: Rebels (3) def Hornets (0) Womens Open: Barbarians 12 def ACT (2)5.50pmMixed Open: Barbarians (8) def Mets (4)Mixed Open:  Rebels (12) def Cyclones (2)Mixed Open: Hornets (6) def Rustlers (1)Mixed Open: Scorpions (9) def Suns (4)Mens 20s: Mets (11) def Sharks (3)Mens 20s: Rustlers (8) def ACT (4)Mens Open: Hornets (7) def Crusaders (6)6.40pmMens Open: Sharks (8) def Cobras (6)Mens 20s: Cyclones (5) def Crusaders (2) Mens 20s: Suns (8) def Cobras (5)Mens Open: Suns (11) def Cyclones (5)Mens Open: Scorpions (10) def Rebels (7)Mens Open: Mets (9) def Eagles (4)Mixed Open:  Sharks (13) def Cobras (5)last_img read more

Semi finals spots decided

first_imgIn the 18’s Boys division, Queensland Secondary Schools Touch (QSST) will play New South Wales Combined High Schools (NSWCHS) in the first semi, while New South Wales Combined Catholic Colleges (NSWCCC) will meet the South Queensland Border District (SQBD) Sharks.In the 18’s Girls division, QSST will play the Sharks, while NSWCHS will play NSWCCC.Saturday games:18’s GirlsSemi final 1 – QSST v SQBD – 9am (field one)Semi final 2 – NSWCCC v NSWCHS – 9am (field two)Playoff 3/4 – loser of both semi finals – 12pm (field one)Playoff 5/6 – Brisbane City Cobras v Southern Suns – 11am (field one)Playoff 7/8 – Sydney Mets v Sydney Scorpions – 1pm (field two)Playoff 9/10 – Northern Eagles v Sunshine Coast – 11am (field three)Playoff 11/12 – Sydney Rebels v Western Tigers – 11am (field five)Playoff 13/14 – Canberra Pirates v Northern Territory – 10am (field three)Playoff 15/16 – Hunter Western Hornets v NSWCIS – 10am (field four)Playoff 17/18 – South West Queensland v South Australia – 10am (field five)18’s BoysSemi final 1 – QSST v NSWCHS – 10am (field one)Semi final 2 – NSWCCC v SQBD – 10am (field two)Play off 3/4 – loser of both semi finals – 1.00pm (field one)Playoff 5/6 – Sydney Mets v Sunshine Coast – 11am (field two)Playoff 7/8 – Sydney Rebels v Sydney Scorpions – 12pm (field two)Playoff 9/10 – Brisbane City Cobras v Southern Suns – 11am (field four)Playoff 11/12 – Hunter Western Hornets v Canberra Pirates – 9am (field five)Playoff 13/14 – Northern Eagles v Tasmania – 9am (field three)Playoff 15/16 – Western Tigers v NSWCIS – 9am (field four)Grand final – 18’s Girls – 2.05pmGrand final – 18’s Boys – 3.15pmlast_img read more

Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan Practice Playlist Features AC/DC, KISS, And His Surprising Favorite Song

first_imgHead coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines (L) jogs off the fiedl with his brother Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh (R) following halftime of the Michigan and Maryland Terrapins.COLLEGE PARK, MD – OCTOBER 03: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines (L) jogs off the fiedl with his brother Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh (R) following halftime of the Michigan and Maryland Terrapins game at Byrd Stadium on October 3, 2015 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)Like many teams, Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan Wolverines listen to music during practice. Harbaugh’s inclusions in the playlist include many of the rock staples you’d expect from a 51 year old football coach. You have some AC/DC, some KISS, both very standard. The playlist also includes Jim Harbaugh’s favorite song, which doesn’t strike us as something you’d play to get players pumped for practice.What music does Jim Harbaugh play at #Michigan practices?— Ben Fidelman (@bfidelman) September 6, 2015 Gordon Lightfoot’s song does have plenty of references to the Midwest. The shipwreck motif is a bit strange, but we probably shouldn’t question Harbaugh’s methods. The man rebuilt Stanford, he can play some Lightfoot if he wants.last_img read more

The St Louis Cardinals Picked The Right League To Cheat In

Only in baseball can $2 million in cash, plus the Nos. 56 and 75 overall picks in the draft, seem like chump change. That’s what the St. Louis Cardinals were forced to give the Houston Astros as punishment for hacking into Houston’s scouting database several years ago. All told, it was an unprecedented penalty to be levied against a baseball team for an unprecedented act of espionage.Yet compared to cheating scandals in other sports, the Cardinals got off easy. Using the various draft-value charts floating around in the sports analytics blogosphere, let’s compare the relative value of the picks St. Louis relinquished with the consequences of some of the NFL and NBA’s biggest cheating scandals in recent memory. (We’ll put aside any monetary penalties, simply because each sport has its own salary structure, making those kinds of cross-league comparisons difficult.)According to research conducted by The Baseball Analysts, a sabermetric blog run by Rich Lederer, the 56th and 75th picks in the MLB draft tend to produce about 4.9 wins above replacement over their careers. How much is that? Losing 5 WAR over, say, a 10-year span decreases the average team’s odds of winning at least one World Series in the decade by 1.4 percentage points.1Based on a logistic regression for MLB teams since the 1994 strike.By contrast, consider the New England Patriots. For their role in Deflategate, they were stripped of the No. 29 pick in the 2016 NFL draft, plus a fourth-rounder (let’s say No. 1302That’s the final non-compensatory pick of the fourth round, which would go to the Super Bowl champion; our Elo prediction model currently favors the Patriots to beat the Falcons on Super Sunday.) in 2017. According to Chase Stuart’s draft value chart, those picks tend to produce about 43 total points of approximate value over their careers, the loss of which over a decade would cost a team 4 percentage points from their odds of winning at least one Super Bowl in that span.3Based on a regression since the NFL playoff field expanded to 12 teams in 1990. I also assumed a replacement-level NFL player would produce about 6 points of AV over that span. And the Patriots’ penalty for Spygate seven seasons earlier — losing the 31st pick in the 2008 draft — would lop 3.2 percentage points off a team’s odds of winning at least one championship in a 10-year period.(Similarly, the New Orleans Saints’ Bountygate scandal, which cost them a pair of second-round picks, carried a penalty that would decrease the average team’s odds of winning a Super Bowl over the next decade by a whopping 4.4 percentage points.)The granddaddy of all league-imposed draft-pick sanctions probably belongs to the Minnesota Timberwolves, who lost five first-rounders for an under-the-table agreement with forward Joe Smith that attempted to circumvent the NBA’s salary cap rules. Although two of the picks were eventually restored, those that weren’t were worth about 61 career win shares, according to research by founder Justin Kubatko.4Note that it’s impossible to reconstruct exactly where the Wolves would have drafted in an alternate universe without the penalty, because the sanctions changed their roster for years to come. But going from their actual records, they would have owned the No. 13 pick in 2001, No. 23 in 2002 and No. 28 in 2004 — which add up to a value of 61 WS. Losing that many wins over a 10-year period5While also adding back in the roughly 8 win shares generated by replacement-level players. would reduce an NBA team’s championship odds for the decade by 6.5 percentage points — a crushing blow that helps explain why Kevin Garnett had to leave Minnesota to win his first championship.In light of those comparable scandals in other leagues, the Cardinals got away with a relatively light slap on the wrist. But then again, in a sport where the World Series favorite only has a 15 percent chance of winning it all in any given year, every single point of championship probability counts. Share on Facebook read more

Joey Bosa cements doubleovertime win for Buckeyes against Penn State

Sophomore defensive lineman Joey Bosa (right) hugs senior defensive lineman Michael Bennett following a 31-24 double-overtime victory over Penn State in State College, Pa. Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorSTATE COLLEGE, Pa. — The No. 13 Ohio State football team jumped out to an early lead, but relied on a late defensive stand in a 31-24 double-overtime victory against Penn State.OSU (6-1, 3-0) sophomore defensive lineman Joey Bosa knocked down Penn State (4-3, 1-3) sophomore quarterback Christian Hackenberg on fourth-and-five in the second overtime to seal the win Saturday night at Beaver Stadium.“I think we learned that we are a real team, and when adversity strikes we can come together and win a big game in a crazy environment,” Bosa said after the game.After the Buckeyes outscored the Nittany Lions 17-0 in the first half, Penn State reversed field in the second half to tie the game at 17 with nine seconds on the clock to force overtime.OSU coach Urban Meyer saved praise for his team’s opponent after the game, and added that the Buckeyes need to improve their play along the line.“A credit to our opponent, they played their tails off,” Meyer said. “Outplayed us up front, I think. (I’m) a little upset with the way we played up front and we got to get that fixed.”Penn State got the ball first before Hackenberg led the Nittany Lions to a first-and-goal from the two-yard line. The Buckeyes held on to force third down at the one, but senior running back Bill Belton found his way into the end zone to give Penn State its first lead of the night.On the Buckeyes’ first overtime possession, redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett kept the ball on a second-and-seven to set up first and goal from the five with a 17-yard run. He kept it again on the next play, scoring a touchdown to tie the game at 24.Due to a personal foul penalty against Penn State following the Buckeyes’ extra point, OSU started the second overtime at the 12-yard line. Barrett led the Buckeyes to a third-and-two at the four-yard line, before taking another quarterback keeper into the end zone to put OSU back on top, 31-24.After the game, Barrett said he was trying to take it one play at a time and didn’t necessarily plan on running the ball before his two overtime touchdowns.“Just reading it each time, because when you go out there with an idea you play the idea and then you’re wrong,” he said.Penn State took over at the 25-yard line, but the Buckeyes forced fourth-down–and-five at the 20. Hackenberg was knocked to the ground as Bosa overpowered a Nittany Lion blocker.The Fort Lauderdale, Fla., native said he didn’t follow his assignment on the play, despite the positive result for OSU.“That wasn’t what I was supposed to do,” Bosa said. “I was supposed to hit the guard and wrap out, but he blocked down so the hole opened up. So I just took it and I was tired of trying to work my way around the back so I just ran over him.”Bosa added he didn’t even realize what had happened until his teammates surrounded him after the play.“I was so tired, I didn’t even know it was a sack until everybody started yelling,” he said. “I looked over and he had the ball and (junior defensive lineman Adolphus Washington) came to hug me and I just fell down and everybody jumped on top of me.”Bosa — who said he “needed to play a lot better” — finished the game with 2.5 sacks and six total tackles.Barrett said he was simply glad Bosa was wearing a white jersey rather than Penn State’s blue shirt in the game.“Joey Bosa, one thing I can say, I’m really glad he’s on our team,” he said. “That’s for sure. Great player.”The play sealed OSU’s third straight win against the Nittany Lions.The double-overtime finish came after Penn State picked up a late field goal on a drive that began inside its own 10-yard line.Holding on to its three-point advantage, OSU sophomore punter Cameron Johnston pinned the Nittany Lions at their own nine-yard line with 2:58 to play in the game, then drove down the field to tack on three points and tie the game.Hackenberg led the Nittany Lions to the OSU 43-yard line before being sacked by Bosa on first down. A penalty against the Buckeyes on the next play gave Penn State a new set of downs on the OSU 28, needing just a field goal to force overtime.On third-and-six at the OSU 14 yard-line with 19 seconds on the clock Hackenberg threw incomplete into the end zone, forcing a field goal attempt for the Nittany Lions.After an OSU timeout, Penn State senior kicker Sam Ficken connected on a 31-yard field goal.The Nittany Lions’ race back into the game was led in part by their defense’s ability to disrupt the OSU passing game.Barrett threw an interception on the third play of the second half, which was returned 40 yards for a touchdown by senior defensive lineman Anthony Zettel. The pick was Barrett’s first interception since the Buckeyes Sept. 13 win against Kent State.But after that touchdown, neither team found its way back onto the scoreboard in the third quarter.Barrett threw another interception on OSU’s first play of the fourth quarter, and the Penn State offense managed to break through on the next drive.“The last one, that was a dumb mistake,” Barrett said of the interception. “I saw the Mike (linebacker) and I tried to throw over him.”Meyer said Barrett sprained his knee during the game, but kept on playing through the pain.“J.T. Barrett had a sprained knee, and continued to do what he did and even on the drop back passes, whether it was a coverage sack or pressured, he pulled through a couple plays and made some great plays for us,” he said.After the pick, Hackenberg hit freshman wide receiver Saeed Blacknall for a 24-yard touchdown, moving the Nittany Lions within three points.Penn State forced OSU to punt on the next drive, but senior wide receiver Devin Smith downed it at the one-yard line. The Nittany Lions were forced to punt, giving the ball back to OSU with 51 yards between it and the end zone, and 5:17 remaining on the clock.The drive stalled, giving the Nittany Lions their shot, leading to Ficken’s field goal and the eventual overtime.Sophomore running back Ezekiel Elliott paced the Buckeyes’ offense with 26 carries for 109 yards and a touchdown, while Barrett added 20 carries for 75 yards and his two overtime scores. The OSU signal caller also finished the game 12-for-19 for 74 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. Senior tight end Jeff Heuerman led the Buckeyes with three receptions for 19 yards and a score.After Bosa’s 2.5 sacks, redshirt-freshman linebacker Darron Lee added 1.5 sacks of his own while junior linebacker Joshua Perry tallied a team-high 18 total tackles.The Buckeyes are scheduled to return to the field Nov. 1 to take on Illinois at Ohio Stadium. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. Coach Urban Meyer (left) leads the Buckeyes out of the tunnel at Beaver Stadium for an Oct. 25 game against Penn State in State College, Pa. OSU won in double-overtime, 31-24. Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editor read more