Finn Valley motorists warned about N15 delays as roadworks planned

first_imgMotorists have been warned to expect some delays after Donegal County Council announced it is to carry out drainage roadworks in the heart of the N15. The council have been urged motorists to allow extra travel time for their journey’s as essential drainage works commences between Stranorlar and Killygordon from tomorrow (Weds).From Wednesday 5th November, a traffic light control system will be placed between the two Finn Valley areas. This is expected to last two days until Friday, November 7th.Traffic lights will be in place daily from 8.45am-4.30pm.Finn Valley motorists warned about N15 delays as roadworks planned was last modified: November 5th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:ballybofey-stranorlarfinn valleyKillygordonroadworkslast_img read more

SA Internet access set to grow

first_img5 January 2004The rollout of Internet access services by South Africa’s second telecommunications operator is one of three factors which will kick-start growth in Internet access in the country in 2004, according to a study of South Africa’s Internet industry by independent technology research organisation World Wide Worx.The licensing of the second national operator (SNO) by the government means that the monopoly currently enjoyed by Telkom will soon come to an end.According to The Goldstuck Report: Internet Access in South Africa 2004, the rollout of high-speed or broadband wireless access by Sentech, and the healthy rand-dollar exchange rate, will also significantly contribute to increased access in the country.Sentech has been granted a wide-ranging licence to provide access services, while the stronger rand will reduce the costs of equipment to build infrastructure.“From having no choice at all, the South African market will suddenly be faced with two new players who are both eager to supply Internet access needs”, says World Wide Worx MD Arthur Goldstuck, who led the research in collaboration with IT outsourcing organisation Netsurit and internet service value-added applications provider Systemsfusion.The last three years has seen a dramatic slowdown in Internet access growth in South Africa. According to the report, 3.1-million South Africans had access to the Internet at the end of 2002.Growth in Internet access in 2002 was around 7%, the slowest since the Internet became available to the South African public in 1993, and the first time it had been below 20%.In 2003 growth was set to be only 6%, with 3.28 million South Africans expected to have access to the Internet by the end of 2003. This is a mere 1 in every 13 South Africans, marginally up from 1 in 15 at the end of 2001. (South Africa’s total population, according to Census 2001, stands at 44.8-million.)For the first time, the annual survey included a survey of small, medium and micro enterprise (SMME) usage of the Internet, which saw research partner Netsurit surveying more than 2200 SMMEs with Internet access.Almost half of SMMEs reported e-mail as their primary use of the Internet, while a third cited banking as their primary online activity.The survey also found that small businesses with Internet connections were increasingly pursuing high-speed connectivity, with only one out of five using traditional dial-up modem access.On the technology front, the report concludes that 2004 will see the biggest explosion yet of technology options available to Internet users in South Africa.“From broadband wireless supplied by Sentech to ADSL and ISDN from Telkom, to a range of creatively packaged technology options from a variety of ISPs, it’s like 1994 all over again”, says Goldstuck.“Once again, the challenge will be an educational one for the existing market, and affordability for those who are still not connected.”Nevo Hadas, VP of marketing for survey support partners Systemsfusion, warns that this poses a huge challenge to ISPs. “They have to make their offerings not only simple to use, but also simple to understand”, he says.“The Internet user wants a fast, reliable connection, rather than a technically brilliant way for it reach the computer. The industry has to be technically brilliant in such a way that the user doesn’t even know about it.”Other significant findings of the report were:The size of the dial-up market passed the one-million mark for the first time in 2002, largely due to the marketing campaigns of Telkom and Absa’s Internet services, while the subscriber base of traditional ISPs fell for the first time. ISPs tended to be more focused on serving existing customers than on chasing growth in users, and this in turn resulted in the most profitable year yet for the access industry, despite the slowdown in user growth. The leased line market for corporate access remained healthy, largely thanks to companies focusing on the reliability of their networks and putting more backup systems in place. As a result, the number of lines grew faster than expected, but growth in users with access to such lines was slower than expected. Schools connectivity will receive a boost in 2004 as a range of long-awaited projects are finally implemented reporterlast_img read more

Evaluating your grain storage system

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Evaluating how well their grain system handles the harvest season and what improvements may be needed is one of the most important steps farmers can take to help prepare for next year. GSI Conditioning Applications Manager Gary Woodruff has some recommendations for monitoring your grain storage set up in this conversation with the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins.last_img

House Judiciary Committee Conducts Hearing on Wikileaks – Watch the Video

first_imgThe witness list for the hearing included Thomas Blanton of the National Security Archive at George Washington University; Geoffrey Stone, former dean of the University of Chicago Law School; and Ralph Nader for some reason. Some legislators, most prominently Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-CT), chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, and Diane Feinstein (D-CA), chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, have called for Assange to be prosecuted under the Espionage Act. However, given the extreme uncertainty of the outcome they desire, Lieberman has introduced the SHIELD Act (Securing Human Intelligence and Enforcing Lawful Dissemination). On his website, Lieberman makes it 100% clear that this law was written not so much to protect the country, to make up for a gap in the existing law, as it is to go after and get Assange. “(T)he SHIELD Act, would give the Administration increased flexibility to go after Wikileaks and its founder Julian Assange by making it illegal to publish the names of human intelligence informants (HUMINT) to the United States military and intelligence community.”The video of the meeting is actually interesting. It goes surprisingly far beyond the usual electioneering you see in these sorts of hearings, especially expected in one whose topic is so fraught. The majority of the legislators seem to actually care about the First Amendment, even when the speech it protects is odious to them. There is also a great deal of examination of the perils of over-classification of both diplomatic and military materials. Was there anything in the hearing that you found particularly surprising? If so, please share it in the comments. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#NYT#web Related Posts curt hopkins A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting The House Judiciary Committeemet today to discuss, among other things, Wikileaks and whether the organization and its boss Julian Assange have violated the United States Espionage Act. The committee meeting was recorded by C-Span and video of the hearing is available.In an extremely thorough examination, Trevor Timm of Legal As She Is Spoke, has made a very convincing case that Wikileaks has not broken the law. Timm, the editor of the New York Law School Law Review, examines “the most commonly cited statute by those who advocate prosecuting Wikileaks…Section 793(e).”“‘Whoever having unauthorized possession of, access to, or control over any document…relating to the national defense…willfully communicates… the same and fails to deliver it to the officer or employee of the United States entitled to receive it…[s]hall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.’” As made clear in the Pentagon Papers case, the word ‘communicates’ was never meant ‘to encompass publication’ or to affect the press.”last_img read more