Boyle not convinced that CCTV is a security option at City Cemetery

first_img Twitter A Derry Councillor says he is not convinced putting CCTV cameras around the City Cemetery would receive widespread support.Cllr John Boyle was speaking on the Shaun Doherty Show after vandalism at the cemetery earlier this week saw several graves and headstones damaged, some of them very old graves.Cllr Boyle says while it is difficult to police such a large facility, he doesn’t believe CCTV would be accepted by people as an alternative…………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/boyleweb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Previous articleDonegal can benefit from Agri-Environment scheme – IFANext articleSix off-duty police officers arrested following fight in Portstewart admin By admin – June 2, 2016 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+center_img Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApp Boyle not convinced that CCTV is a security option at City Cemetery Twitter Homepage BannerNews Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th last_img read more

U.S. CBP receives first of 52 patrol vessels

first_img SAFE Boats completes construction of first patrol vessel for U.S. Customs and Border Protection Back to overview,Home naval-today SAFE Boats completes construction of first patrol vessel for U.S. Customs and Border Protection May 30, 2016 Share this article View post tag: CIV View post tag: U.S. CBP SAFE Boats International (SBI), a Washington based manufacturer of aluminum boats has completed the first Coastal Interceptor Vessel (CIV) on contract from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO).A naming ceremony was held at SAFE Boats International facilities on May 26, 2016 to name the vessel the “Alexandria” as well as celebrate the first CIV as SBI’s two thousandth (2000) delivered craft.Following the acceptance of this first vessel, AMO intends to acquire up to 52 of the new CIVs to meet emerging Department of Homeland Security mission requirements. The contract, should all options be executed, is valued at over $48 million.According SAFE Boats, the CIV is a 41-foot vessel, capable of high speed interceptions in close proximity to other vessels as well as open ocean speeds at well over 54 knots.The CIV can be configured for a number of mission operations including pursuing suspect vessels for the purpose of boarding, searching, and when necessary, arresting violators and seizing the suspect vessel and contraband. SAFE Boat’s CIV is specifically configured to provide AMO Marine Interdiction Agents a safe working platform with outstanding performance, sea keeping and mission capabilities.The AMO CIV is a variant of the SAFE 41 Interceptor, a design currently in service with the Royal Bahamian Police, Royal Gibraltar Defense Forces, Colombian Navy, the company said.“SAFE Boats is honored to be delivering our milestone 2000th hull as the first Coastal Interceptor Vessel to U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations whose vital mission is to defend our great country,” commented Dennis Morris, President and CEO.AMO currently operates a fleet of high-speed interceptor vessels that are approaching the end of their service life. Following the acceptance of this first vessel, AMO intends to acquire up to 52 of the new CIVs to meet emerging Department of Homeland Security mission requirements. View post tag: Safe Boats Authoritieslast_img read more

Indonesia to use COVID-19 rapid tests to expedite detection of virus

first_imgThe government is mulling the possibility of conducting rapid tests for COVID-19 in laboratories across the country to speed up efforts to detect the spread of the coronavirus.“During a meeting with the Health Ministry this morning, we agreed to study the possibility of performing rapid tests across the country as they could provide faster results,” Health Ministry Disease Control and Prevention Director General Achmad Yurianto said on Wednesday.Authorities are looking at the plan after other countries also changed their testing methods from regular COVID-19 tests to rapid tests, he said. However, it is still unclear when the rapid testing kits will be available in the country.He explained that rapid tests only required blood serum as a sample, meaning the tests could be performed at all health laboratories across the country. Everyone, whether they have shown COVID-19 symptoms or not, could undergo the test. Yurianto also said on Wednesday that the government had authorized three private clinical laboratory chains that could be used for COVID-19 tests: Siloam, Kalbe Farma and Bunda Group.“This is a good news for us, so we can promptly detect any confirmed cases of the disease in the country,” he said.Previously, the Jakarta-based Health Research and Development Agency was the only laboratory authorized by the government to conduct COVID-19 tests.As of Tuesday, 12 laboratories were permitted to conduct the tests, as stipulated in Health Ministerial Decree No. 01/2020. (glh)Topics : The testing method is easier to implement, as the regular tests had to be performed in level two biosafety laboratories, as nasal fluids or larynx substances were used as as the main specimens.However, a major drawback to the rapid tests is that they can only be performed if immunoglobulin samples from COVID-19 patients are available. The substances, he said, were needed as a comparison.“We also need immunoglobulin samples from people who have been infected with the virus for at least a week,” Yurianto said. “Without them, the rapid tests would be useless.”Indonesia confirmed 55 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the total to 227. The government also announced there had been 19 fatalities from the disease, higher than the number of recovered patients to date at 11.last_img read more

Two Gallery Shows Top Off the 2017-18 School Year at SPSCC

first_imgFacebook9Tweet0Pin0Two gallery shows top off the 2017-18 school yearApril 18, 2018 — OLYMPIA, Wash. The Gallery at South Puget Sound Community College is proud wrap up the 2017-18 school year with two outstanding shows highlighting student success in art and collaboration.Collaboration Installation: Confined / FoundVisiting artist Erin Shigaki, a Seattle-based graphic designer and mixed media artist, and SPSCC art students will collaborate to reflect on the Japanese American internment camps. The project is inspired by Shigaki’s family history and pilgrimages to internment sites. Students will study artists who deal with confinement in their work, such as Takuichi Fujii, Roger Shimomura, and Kara Walker. Together, they will explore ways in which Japanese American artists in the camps created art out of modest and found objects to defy the soul-crushing physical and emotional conditions. The project will culminate in an array of chromatic banners cut from recycled sheets, symbolic of freedom and solidarity.  Community, students, staff, and faculty are invited to join the free reception.ReceptionFriday, May 4, 20186 – 8 p.m.Student Art ExhibitionIn its 13th year, the Student Art Exhibition features work from studio art classes during the 2017-18 school year, selected by SPSCC art faculty. Works include ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking, digital photography, mixed-media, 2D and 3D design exercises, and sculpture. A continuous slide show of additional work is also included in this exciting showcase of student creations.This exhibition will run from May 14 to June 14 and is sponsored by Olyphant Art & Media and the SPSCC Bookstore.  Community, students, staff, and faculty are invited to join the free Opening Reception.Opening ReceptionFriday, May 18, 20186 – 8 p.m.The Gallery is open Monday through Friday from noon to 4:00 p.m., excluding holidays.Facebook: @SPSCCgalleryInstagram: @thegallerySPSCCWebsite: spscc.edu/galleryEmail: [email protected]: 360-596-5527last_img read more

Takeaways: If Martin Jones keeps playing like this, it’s OK to think big

first_img[vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/04/27/bang_2ee4e992-34c2-4470-aa47-65e34ab3a3ff”]SAN JOSE — Marcus Sorensen blocked an Erik Johnson shot from just inside the Sharks’ blue line and began to bust it up the ice near the end of a long shift. Joe Thornton, also standing near the blue line, saw the play and turned up ice to help create a 2-on-1 against Samuel Girard.After the two crossed the blue line, Sorensen laid a perfect saucer pass to Thornton, who fired the puck past Philipp Grubauer to tie the …last_img read more

Ezekiel Elliott the one constant for Ohio States offense

Junior running back Ezekiel Elliott (15) runs through a hole during a game against Indiana on Oct. 3 in Bloomington, Indiana. OSU won 34-27. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorEzekiel Elliott has been the metronome for the Ohio State offense this season. Whenever the unit has started to miss a beat, the junior running back has been there to steer the offense back, keeping the unit in time. There have been inconsistencies in pass blocking, the quarterback carousel and injuries, but through it all, Elliott has not wavered once.“We’re certainly not in this situation without Zeke,” OSU coach Urban Meyer said of the team’s 10-0 record after Saturday’s 28-3 win over Illinois. “There is some issues, the back-and-forth at quarterback, but he’s the one constant.” Rather than it being an intangible concept, the consistency of Elliott’s production is quantifiable by way of his nation-leading 15 consecutive games of over 100 yards rushing, dating back to last season. It’s this mark of consistency that elevates him into an elite category. “That’s again what makes him different than a lot of people,” running backs coach Tony Alford said. “There aren’t the highs and the lows. When he comes to play, he comes to play, no matter who it is and where it’s at.” Elliott burst onto the college football scene during OSU’s three postseason games, rushing for over 200 yards and at least two touchdowns in each contest. He has been highly touted since then, as many regarded him as a leading candidate for the Heisman Trophy going into the season. He solidified his place among the nation’s best on his first carry of the 2015 season: an 80-yard touchdown against Virginia Tech. For Alford, he doesn’t think Elliott should just be mentioned as one of the best; he thinks the junior owns that crown.“I’m biased, mind you, but you’re looking at a guy that I believe is the best player in the country,” Alford said. And it’s because of this that Alford finds himself in a predicament. With Elliott’s unrivaled ability, Alford said he has trouble balancing how many reps the St. Louis native should be getting in games while getting the proper amount of rest. When Elliott’s on the field, defenses have to account for the many ways he can impact the game, which is why Alford has trouble striking the right balance. Even though Alford isn’t the play-caller, the decision is up to him, and the coach admits that Elliott has maybe been playing a little too much. But Alford said Elliott is a good communicator, so it makes his job a little easier. “He’s pretty good about telling me how he feels, especially throughout the week,” Alford said, adding that if Elliott does alert him of any fatigue, the coaching staff backs off his reps. Through 10 games, he is averaging 24 touches — including 22 carries — per game, which is a pretty heavy workload. But even so, as long as it doesn’t affect his health, the other players love having him out there as much as possible for all of the different ways he impacts the game. “When he’s popping out six, eight, nine yards, on first and second down, that’s what you love,” redshirt sophomore quarterback J.T. Barrett said. But it isn’t just on rushing attempts. Despite being able to make guys miss with his agility or blast through them with his power or dart by them with his speed, arguably Elliott’s most important contribution to the offense is when the ball is not in his hand. On Barrett’s six-yard touchdown run against Illinois, the quarterback took the snap and sprinted out to his left. Elliott was out ahead and dove at the legs of an Illini defender, knocking the player to the ground and allowing Barrett to waltz across the goal line without being touched. “The huge thing that separates him from anybody is the way he plays without the ball in his hands and with it in his hands, is the exact same,” senior left tackle Taylor Decker said. “He’s going full-speed, 100 percent, nobody wants to take a hit from him.” Decker jokingly said that based on the blocks that Elliott routinely throws, the running back might have missed his calling on the gridiron. “He should’ve been an offensive lineman,” he said laughing.Except, he isn’t. He’s a running back, a potential first-round pick and a Heisman trophy candidate, and, possibly, one of the best to ever don scarlet and gray. After his performance against Illinois, Elliott moved into third all-time in career rushing yards for OSU with 3,565. When considering it all — the blocks, the catches out of the backfield and the explosive runs — Meyer said the decision is easy when it comes to whom he wants on his team. “I know if I had my choice of any tailback in the country,” he said, “I’ve got mine.” read more

California Wants to Limit Storage of Smart Speaker Recordings

first_img California lawmakers introduced a bill that would limit how manufacturers of smart speakers and digital assistants collect recordings.The Anti-Eavesdropping Act, which cleared its first committee this week, prohibits saving, storing, or sharing of audio recordings without explicit consent from the user.“Recent revelations about how certain companies have staff that listen in to private conversations via connected smart speakers further shows why this bill is necessary to protect privacy in the home,” Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham (R-San Luis Obispo), the bill’s author, said in a statement published by The Mercury News.Bloomberg last month shocked no one with the news that thousands of Amazon employees around the world listen in on Echo owners’ conversations (allegedly to improve the technology).More troubling is the fact that workers can also access location information of Alexa users and look up their home or office address.The California bill—introduced in February by Cunningham—defines “smart speaker devices” as a wireless speaker and voice command device with an integrated virtual assistant “that offers interactive actions and hands-free activation.”Should the legislation pass, it would severely handicap services like Amazon’s Alexa, Siri from Apple, and Google Assistant (among a handful of others).“We’re monitoring this developing legislation,” a Google spokeswoman told Geek in an emailed statement. “That said, we believe that the combination of strong and balanced regulations, with products that are designed with privacy in mind, will help provide individuals with confidence that they’re in control of their personal information.”As Digital Trends pointed out, California is not the first state to try to limit digital eavesdropping: Illinois previously attempted to pass a similar law, which Google and Amazon lobbied against.More on Geek.com:Stop Ignoring Your Smart Speaker’s Privacy FunctionsUK Gov’t Uses Alexa, Google Assistant to Dispense InfoAmazon Accidentally Sent 1,700 Alexa Recordings to a Random Person9 Times Your Smart Speaker Got WeirdEditor’s note: This article was updated on May 7 with comment from Google. Easily Assign Tasks With Google AssistantGoogle Defends Letting Humans Listen to Virtual Assistant Queries Stay on targetlast_img read more

‘Mortal Kombat 11’ Kharacter Guide: Kitana

first_imgWho Are They?Kitana is the good and fair Princess of Edenia. Or rather she was until the fantasy realm was violently conquered by the villainous forces of Outworld. She then spent much of her life as the unwittingly “adopted” desert assassin daughter of the brutal emperor Shao Kahn, where her DNA was even stolen to create a monster clone “sister” Mileena. But Outworld’s struggle against Earthrealm in Mortal Kombat gives Kitana an opportunity for revenge against her “father.”Kombat KhronologyKitana was one of the major new characters in Mortal Kombat 2, giving the game more female representation beyond just Sonya Blade. And since then she’s remained one of the game’s most prominent female characters, the mold other fantasy women characters diverge from. She’s also become a bit of a love interest for Liu Kang in later games, with Mortal Kombat 11 especially playing up their bond both in the past and in the present as evil zombies.Koolest KustomizationsKitana’s face gets one of the better upgrades thanks to Mortal Kombat 11 now rendering the characters more like real people. So I go with her human form versus her rotting corpse form. As for moves, Kitana’s main gimmick is slicing foes with razor sharp fan blades. So I go for death by a thousand cuts with moves that increase how many fans I can throw out at once or summon around myself for a protective barrier.How Gross Is The Fatality?Kitana’s regal grace doesn’t make her fatality any less gruesome. She just doesn’t get her own hands dirty. Instead, she cut you open and uses her fans to summon a tornado that pulls your entrails out like a gory force of nature. Takes my breath (and everything else) away. Mortal Kombat 11 is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch. For more, read our spine-ripping impressions of the game as a whole, learn more about Mortal Kombat’s history with the government, and check out our character guide for the much less violent fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.View as: One Page Slides1/271. Read Our Full Mortal Kombat 11 ReviewRead Johnny Cage’s Guide2. Read Sub-Zero’s Guide3. Read Erron Black’s Guide4. Read Scorpion’s Guide5. Read Liu Kang’s Guide6. Read Raiden Guide7. Read Kitana’s Guide8. Read Kung Lao’s Guide9. Read Cetrion’s Guide10. Read Jade’s Guide11. Read Kotal Kahn’s Guide12. Read Skarlet’s Guide13. Read Noob Saibot’s Guide14. Read Geras’ Guide15. Read Baraka’s Guide16. Read Jax’s Guide17. Read Jacqui Briggs’ Guide18. Read Frost’s Guide19. Read D’Vorah’s Guide20. Read Kabal’s Guide21. Read Kano’s Guide22. Read Cassie Cage’s Guide23. Read Shao Kahn’s Guide24. Read Kollector’s Guide25. Read Sonya Blade’s Guide26. Read Shang Tsung’s Guide27. Read Nightwolf’s Guide Stay on target There have been eleven main Mortal Kombat games. Can you believe it? The 90s were that long ago. Since then the fighting game has become a gory institution as colorful ninjas and sorcerers and special forces agents collide to rip each others’ guts out in wacky martial arts tournaments.But in the past decade Mortal Kombat has gone from just a recognizable violent fighting game to a really good recognizable violent fighting game. And the recently released Mortal Kombat 11 brings the reboot trilogy home with a story mode stretching across all of history and new ways for customizing characters to your liking, with different skills and gear to make the accessible mechanics even more varied and deep.Expensive cutscenes and ancillary (arguably exploitative) side content aren’t worth anything though if your fighting game doesn’t have a solid roster. Fortunately, Mortal Kombat 11 gives you a diverse cast of kombatants on which to unleash your bloodlust. And we’re taking a look at every single one of them. Today’s fighter: Kitana. Joker and The Terminator Cross Over Into ‘Mortal Kombat 11’‘Mortal Kombat 11’ Kharacter Guide: Nightwolf last_img read more

Watch: Italy’s Mount Etna Volcano Erupts, Spews Lava Into Night Sky

first_img Italy’s Mount Etna launched streams of lava into the night sky in the early hours Friday.The volcano, located on the east coast of Sicily, began erupting at 3 a.m. local time following an increase in seismic activity over the last week.The eruptions sent rivers of smoking red lava streaming down its southeastern slope. The smoke did not affect nearby Catania airport and flight continued as normal, according to reports.Boris Behncke, from Italy’s National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV), posted a series of photos on Twitter of lava taken from nearby towns. He said the eruption on Thursday night is considered a “subterminal eruption,” meaning it is occurring close to the summit craters, generally at an elevation of around 2900-3000 meters (9,514-9,842 feet).Scenes of #Etna‘s new, sub-terminal eruption, during the night of 30-31 May 2019, seen from Santa Venerina, Fiumefreddo and (last photo) Tremestieri Etneo. “Sub-terminal” means the eruption is occurring close to the summit craters, generally at around 2900-3000 m elevation pic.twitter.com/6uBXJTShkV— Boris Behncke (@etnaboris) May 31, 2019According to the INGV, the nascent eruption began on the night of May 29. Starting off by producing a thick column of ash rising from the New Southeast Crater, it gave way on May 30 to a far more lava-heavy display in the area, featuring two fissures blenching out lava.The northern lava flow extended toward the northern wall of the Valle del Bove and subsequently turned eastward, reaching a maximum distance of about 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) on the morning of May 31, at an estimated altitude of about 6,075 feet (2,050 meters).New eruption near the summit of #Etna: two eruptive fissures have opened early on 30 May 2019 on the northeastern and south-southeastern sides of the New Southeast Crater, producing modest Strombolian activity and little lava flows. View from Tremestieri Etneo pic.twitter.com/Htl90nUYbL— Boris Behncke (@etnaboris) May 30, 2019Mount Etna is the highest active volcano in Europe at two-and-a-half times the next largest, Mount Vesuvius.Fissures in the 10,912 feet-tall peak can flare into action several times a year, although the last major eruption was in 1992.More on Geek.com:Watch: Mexico’s Popocatépetl Volcano Explodes in One of Largest Eruptions in YearsWatch Bali Volcano Spew Ash 18,000 Feet Into the Air in Incredible Timelapse Video35 Incredible Images of Earth’s Mountains and Volcanoes From Space Man Critically Injured After Falling Down Volcano on HoneymoonAstronauts Capture Incredible Photo of Volcanic Eruption From Space Stay on targetlast_img read more