Housing Minister hears Mica homeowners in Donegal feel let down

Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA AudioHomepage BannerNews Previous articleChief Medical Officer’s comments impacting Donegal businesses significantlyNext articleFootball under FAI set to resume next week News Highland Housing Minister hears Mica homeowners in Donegal feel let down Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ WhatsApp The Housing Minister has heard how Mica affected homeowners in Donegal feel let down with the current redress scheme.Concerns have once again be relayed in the Dail over the 10% contribution cost of the scheme that homeowners are being asked to pay which for some is running into hundreds of thousands of euro.Donegal Deputy Padraig MacLochlainn, speaking in the Dail also called for intervention from banks to help meet these costs.Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien, while admitting that there are issues with the scheme gave no commitment that there would be any alterations to the scheme:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/padmica1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ By News Highland – May 6, 2021 Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme read more

Diwali 2020: 5 Gift Ideas to Make Your Loved Ones’ Diwali Super Special

first_img5. Marshall Stanmore II Voice 80 W Bluetooth Speaker (Rs. 31,999) The Marshall Stanmore II Voice is a beautifully crafted smart speaker for those who have a bigger budget. The sound-quality of the speaker is bound to take your music listening experience to the next level. Coupled with built-in Google Assistant, the speaker lets you control your music using voice commands. Marshall Stanmore II Voice is enabled with multi-room connection, which lets the speaker wirelessly play different genres of music across rooms.The retro design of the speaker gives it an old-school charm and makes the perfect Diwali for your music loving friends. In case that’s too expensive though, check out our guide to the best smart speakers on the market. Price: Rs. 31,999 | Where to buy: FlipkartWhich is the best TV under Rs. 25,000? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.Affiliate links may be automatically generated – see our ethics statement for details. – Advertisement – Diwali 2020 is almost here. In case you are still searching for the perfect gift for your loved ones, fret no more. We have hand-picked a few tech products which you can gift to your dear ones. We have chosen the gifts keeping in mind the change in our lifestyles following the pandemic. There are products across diverse categories that will be useful now, and we’ve listed items that have strong ratings or reviews, and are good value-for-money.These gift ideas cover great picks at different price points so that you can find something great no matter what your budget is this Diwali. Read on and find the perfect gift for your friends and family and make their Diwali super special.1. Samson Go Mic Portable USB Condenser Microphone (Rs. 4,990)- Advertisement – Price: Rs. 4,990 | Where to buy: Flipkart, Amazon2. Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen) with Clock (Rs. 5,499)The latest smart speaker by Amazon comes with a refreshed spherical design and an LED display that shows time, outdoor temperature or timers. The light sensor automatically adjusts the display’s brightness, day or night. The smart home speaker can act as your personal assistant. If you have smart home automation products in your home you can use Echo to voice- control the products.- Advertisement –center_img samson go mic portable usb condenser microphone amazon go micA lot of people have turned to content creation following the pandemic. The Samson Go Mic is the ideal gift for your content creator friend. The Go Mic is a mic that can be clipped right onto your laptop or sit on your desk. It’s compatible with a Mac or Windows PC. The Go Mic is perfect for recording music, podcasts or field recording.The Go Mic has omnidirectional sound pickup patterns with a resolution of 44.1kHz. The package includes a USB cable, cable clip and carry case along with the microphone. The microphone is compact and fits easily in the pocket making it extremely handy.- Advertisement – Although the pre-order has started on Amazon, the product won’t be delivered until later in the year. Nevertheless, the Amazon Echo (4th Gen) (review) is a useful and pocket-friendly gifting choice.Price: Rs. 5,499 | Where to buy : Amazon3. NESCAFE E’ Smart Personal Coffee Maker (Rs.5,999)nescafe e smart personal coffee maker amazon smart coffee makerThis is the perfect gift for any coffee-lover. The NESCAFE E’ Smart Personal Coffee Maker is a smart, app-enabled hot and cold coffee maker. With it, you can prepare a variety of customised coffee like creamy iced coffees, cinnamon cappuccinos, and ginger spiced lattes. The coffee maker can be controlled via the Nescafe E Connected mug app on your smartphone and the coffee will be prepared in just 60-90 seconds. This is an ideal gifting choice for anybody who might be missing reaching out to the office coffee vending machine, given the unexpected shift in our working conditions. Price: Rs.5,999 | Where to buy: Flipkart, Amazon4. Realme Smart TV 43 (Rs.19,999) This has been the year of content streaming and for your dearest binge-lover, there is no better thing to give than a Smart TV. Realme Smart TV 43 is one of the most budget-friendly smart TVs in the market. The device runs on Android TV 9 Pie, with access to the Google Play Store for Android TV. It is powered by MediaTek MSD6683 processor, paired with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. The TV also supports HDR10 standard, Dolby Audio and Bluetooth v5.0.For sound, the Realme TV uses a four-speaker system with 24W of rated sound output. Connectivity options include three HDMI ports, two USB ports, and single AV, LAN, and ANT ports. In case you are interested in other TV choices, you can explore our top smart TV recommendations.Price: Rs. 19,999 | Where to buy: Flipkartlast_img read more

Ellsworth boys’ basketball ends GSA’s 31-game regular-season winning streak

first_img Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 Latest Posts Bio Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016center_img Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all) EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016 ELLSWORTH — Even the George Stevens Academy boys’ basketball coach didn’t have anything negative to say Tuesday night after his team’s 60-58 loss at Ellsworth.“It was just a great game,” Dwayne Carter said with a shrug. “I feel like I don’t have anything bad to say.”The loss ended GSA’s 31-game regular-season winning streak and dropped the Class C North top seed’s record to 16-1. Ellsworth — the Class B North fourth seed — improved to 13-4, adding GSA to its list of recent point-worthy victories along with the top two Class B North squads: Washington Academy (15-2) and Orono (14-3).“This is a big win for us. They’re all big wins,” Ellsworth coach Peter Austin said. “Our defensive intensity has really stepped up since we played them [GSA] the last time.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textOn Jan. 4, GSA outscored Ellsworth 19-4 in the second quarter en route to a 52-47 win.This time, Ellsworth didn’t need to spend its second half climbing out of a hole. The team thrived behind the 3-point arc, where Ellsworth scored its first six points and where Nicholas Bagley would sink four momentum-changing shots.After two Bagley free throws, Ellsworth had built a 13-9 lead halfway into the first quarter. On GSA’s next two drives, the team missed three consecutive 3-pointers, all of which danced around the rim. Beckett Slayton finally ended GSA’s 3-point drought to cut Ellsworth’s lead to 13-12.From there, Taylor Schildroth and Max Mattson scored a combined six points for GSA, while Ellsworth scored just one, before the quarter ended. GSA ended the opening period up 18-14.Bagley opened the second quarter with a 3-pointer. But GSA pulled away again with a Schildroth field goal and Jarrod Chase 3-pointer — a five-point lead the team sustained until the final minute of the period. Dylan Kelley hit two foul shots for Ellsworth to enter halftime down just 26-23.In the third quarter, the two teams came out meeting each other shot-for-shot. With GSA up 30-25, Bagley hit another 3-pointer to bring Ellsworth within just two points.Mattson and Chase answered back with a basket each to increase GSA’s lead to 34-28 — the team’s biggest of the game.Ellsworth forward Nicholas Bagley drives in for a layup in Tuesday’s 60-58 win over George Stevens Academy. PHOTO BY HUGH BOWDENHarmon then kicked off a nine-point scoring run with a layup for Ellsworth, capped off by a Bruce St. Peter steal and dunk that triggered a thunderous reaction from the stands. Ellsworth had taken a 37-34 lead with three minutes left in the third quarter.Chase gave the other side of the gymnasium something to cheer about when he hit a 3-pointer to tie the score 37-37. It was the last time GSA would close the gap.Up 39-37 entering the final period, Ellsworth continued to build on its lead. Bagley and Kyle Golding each hit a 3-pointer that helped pull Ellsworth up 49-39. Meanwhile, Mattson — GSA’s 6-foot-5 center — fouled out with five minutes left.“Max fouling out made a big difference,” Carter said. “The big thing was we came right back.”While Ellsworth began to struggle at the foul line, Slayton, Schildroth and Stefan Simmons chipped away at the 10-point deficit.With less than a minute remaining, Simmons hit a 3-pointer to decrease Ellsworth’s lead to 56-54.“The clock couldn’t run fast enough,” Austin said with a smile. “We made it a little hard on ourselves with our foul shooting.”But Ellsworth made its free throws when it counted. Golding sunk two with the clock stopped at 28.8 seconds, which Chase matched on the following GSA drive with a layup.With 7.4 seconds left and Ellsworth up 58-56, Harmon stepped up to the foul line. Harmon had missed four of his last five free throws, but he didn’t miss his shot to put the game away.Harmon made both free throws to give Ellsworth a two-possession lead. The points proved crucial when Chase answered with a field goal as the final buzzer sounded.“They did a nice job coming back,” Austin said of GSA. “They never quit.”For GSA, Chase led the team with 14 points while Schildroth and Slayton contributed 11 each.For Ellsworth, Bagley scored a game-high 17 points. Harmon added 16 points, and Golding had 11. St. Peter scored eight points while grabbing 10 rebounds.Ellsworth will get a chance to rectify its Jan. 6 loss to No. 3-ranked Mount Desert Island (14-3) on Thursday when the two teams meet again in their final game of the regular season. The outcome could decide whether Ellsworth will receive a bye in the preliminary round.With GSA’s first-place rank already secured, Carter said the loss, though painful, was good experience for his team headed into the post-season.“We needed to play a game like this that was close in a tournament atmosphere,” Carter said. “They lost, and they’re ready to start a new streak.”GSA will host Searsport (12-5) on Thursday in its final home game of the season.Find more photos of this game here.MDI 73, Central 40Riley Swanson scored a game-high 14 points to lead MDI past Central (10-7) on Tuesday.Searsport 59, Sumner 53Patrick Pinkham paced Sumner (8-10) with 18 points en route to Monday’s loss to Searsport.Ellsworth 56, John Bapst 31Ellsworth surged to a 14-point halftime lead en route to Saturday’s win over John Bapst (5-12). Nick Bagley paced Ellsworth with 21 points, and Zach Harris added 12.GSA 62, Penquis 47Max Mattson scored 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead GSA past Penquis (3-14) on Saturday.MDI 78, Foxcroft 71Andrew Phelps led four MDI players in double-digits with 16 points en route to Friday’s win over Foxcroft (5-12).Lee 62, Bucksport 55Tyler Pye tallied 17 points while Kyle Jackson and Austin Mason each had 11 for Bucksport (13-4) en route to Friday’s loss to Lee (14-3).Ellsworth 40, Orono 38After trailing 36-26 in the third quarter, Ellsworth outscored Orono 14-2 in the last eight minutes for the win Wednesday.Bruce St. Peter, who scored a game-high 19 points, hit the winning layup for the Eagles as time expired.GSA 62, Lee 51Taylor Schildroth led GSA past Lee with 19 points, 10 assists and six rebounds on Wednesday. Jarrod Chase added 16 points while Max Mattson contributed eight points, eight blocks and 13 rebounds for GSA.last_img read more

The Latest: Leicester says some of its players have symptoms

first_img2:20 p.m.The Miami Open tennis tournament that was scheduled to start later this month has been canceled because of the coronavirus outbreak.The tournament had been scheduled for March 23-April 5 in Miami Gardens. The tournament moved there last year from its former home on Key Biscayne.Virtually all of the world’s top players had been scheduled to participate except Roger Federer, who is recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.It’s the second postponement of a top tennis tournament in five days. The BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, was postponed Sunday, less than 24 hours before qualifying matches were scheduled to begin. The hockey-like game of bandy has postponed its world championships in Russia because of the spreading coronavirus.The Swedish Bandy Association says the tournament, scheduled to be played from March 29-April 5 in Irkutsk, has been postponed until October.International Bandy Association president Boris Skrynnik says “we know that there are concerns in other countries when it comes to travel and spending time with larger groups.”The under-15 world championships in Arkhangelsk, Russia, at the end of the month will also be played at a later date.___ Associated Press Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers says “a few” of his players have symptoms of coronavirus and are being kept away from the squad.Rodgers was speaking two days before Leicester plays Watford in the Premier League. He didn’t say whether there had been any positive tests for the virus.Only one Premier League game has been affected so far amid the outbreak, with Manchester City’s home match against Arsenal on Wednesday called off. That decision was taken after members of Arsenal’s playing squad went into self-isolation in a precautionary move.___2:25 p.m. More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports ___10:05 a.m.After the NBA suspended its season, the Euroleague is considering doing the same.The league says it is consulting with clubs about a suspension, something which its players are demanding.“Euroleague and the participating clubs cannot ask from players to put their health and that of their families at risk,” the Euroleague Players Association said. 10:10 a.m.The Swiss hockey league has ended the season in the top two divisions before the playoffs because of the spreading coronavirus.The league’s decision comes less than two months before Switzerland is due to host the world championships in Zurich and Lausanne.The league says decisions on awarding titles, and promotion and relegation places, will be decided at a special meeting on Friday.The Swiss soccer leagues have been suspended through March, and Basel is unable to host a Europa League game next week against Eintracht Frankfurt. The Indian Premier League Twenty20 tournament could be staged without spectators after a government decree related to the coronavirus outbreak.Indian sports minister Kiren Rijuju told all national sports federations to ban spectators at all events, but events can go on if they “can’t be avoided.”The decision impacts the hugely popular IPL, due to start on March 29 and last seven weeks.It’s not yet been determined how it will affect the one-day international series between India and South Africa which began on Thursday in Dharamsala. The second ODI is in Lucknow on Sunday, and the third ODI in Kolkata next Wednesday.Foreign players are expected to face difficulties in traveling to India as the government on Wednesday suspended all visas, barring categories such as diplomatic and employment-related, until April 15 in an attempt to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. ___2:05 p.m.The Washington Wizards say players, coaches and basketball operations personnel are going to self-quarantine for the next three to four days.The Wizards played at the Utah Jazz — who have a player, Rudy Gobert, that tested positive for COVID-19 — on Feb. 29. Washington also played Tuesday against the New York Knicks, another recent opponent of the Jazz.The Wizards say players, coaches and basketball operations staff who have flu-like symptoms will be tested for coronavirus. ___2:15 p.m.The Toronto Raptors say they will go into self-quarantine because they recently played against the Utah Jazz and Rudy Gobert.Gobert has tested positive for coronavirus.“Out of an abundance of caution, members of the Raptors traveling party have been tested for the virus. We await those results. Our players, coaches and traveling staff have all been advised to go into self-isolation for 14 days, which means minimizing contact in accordance with public health guidelines. Our team doctors remain in communication with infection control specialists and public health authorities, and we will continue to abide by their advice,” the Raptors said. FIBA says the decision was made “in order to protect the health and safety of players, coaches, officials and fans.”The suspension includes games in the Basketball Champions League, which is a rival competition to the better known Euroleague, and the second-tier FIBA Europe Cup. The Champions League is part-way through its playoffs.Men’s qualification for the Tokyo Olympics is expected to resume in June with a series of qualifying tournaments overseen by FIBA. Women’s qualifying has already concluded.___10:25 a.m. There is no blanket suspension of soccer across the continent, but national leagues have been shut down by public authorities in some countries, including Italy and Spain.___NoonThe International Fencing Federation has postponed all international events for the next five weeks, including four Olympic qualifying tournaments.The FIE made the decision after the coronavirus outbreak was declared a pandemic, and the U.S. banned travelers from 26 European countries starting on Friday. Rugani sent a post on Twitter overnight in Italian.“You’ll have read the news and that’s why I want to reassure everyone who is worrying about me. I’m OK. I want to remind everyone to respect the rules, because this virus doesn’t make distinctions! Let’s do it four ourselves, for those dear to us and for those around us,” he wrote.Rugani is the first player in the country’s top soccer division to test positive for the virus.___9:55 a.m. 10:15 a.m.Denmark’s top soccer leagues are shutting down for at least two weeks because of the spreading coronavirus.The Danish league made the move a day after the national government announced a lockdown. The small Scandinavian country has 514 cases of people testing positive.“We will look at exactly what this will mean for the running of the tournaments for the weeks to come,” said Danish league director Claus Thomsen, adding more information on what will happen with the postponed matches and the rest of the season will be announced later.___ March 12, 2020 That includes Borussia Dortmund’s game against Schalke, which is one of Germany’s most heated rivalries.There will be a similar procedure for some second-division games.___11 a.m.South Korea’s professional baseball league says it will postpone the start of its season to mid-April because of the coronavirus outbreak. Unless the government makes an exception, foreign cricketers will not be given business visas with which they travel to play the IPL.___11:30 a.m.McLaren says it has withdrawn from the season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne after a team member tested positive for the coronavirus.The British-based team says the person was self-isolated as soon as they started to show symptoms and “will now enter a period of quarantine.” The Korea Baseball Organization says it still hopes to maintain a 144-game regular-season schedule but will consider banning spectators from some games when risks of infections are high.The KBO had already canceled its preseason.___10:55 a.m.The Euroleague says it is suspending all games indefinitely because of the coronavirus outbreak. Europe’s main club basketball competition says it made the decision because of “the increased risks for participants in games, the vast amount of traveling disruptions causing the impossibility to reach certain destinations, and the different recommendations by the health authorities.”The league was scheduled to hold regular-season games in Moscow, Istanbul, Madrid and Tel Aviv on Thursday.___10:30 a.m.The International Basketball Federation says it is suspending all competitions indefinitely from Friday. Team officials have taken the decision to pull out of Sunday’s race “based on a duty of care” for McLaren employees and the wider Formula One family.Qualifying was scheduled to start Friday.___11:15 a.m.Real Madrid says its soccer and basketball teams have been put in quarantine after a basketball play for the club tested positive for the coronavirus. The Pakistan Super League is closing Twenty20 cricket games in Karachi to spectators from Friday after advice from the Sindh provincial government.The Pakistan Cricket Board said “it was important for us to act quickly to ensure that the wellbeing of all concerned is better protected” from the coronavirus outbreak but the Karachi Kings’ home game on Thursday against Lahore Qalanders went ahead with spectators.Spectators are barred from league games on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and a playoff on Tuesday.One other league match and three playoff matches, including the final on March 22, are in Lahore. The board said it was in contact with the Punjab provincial government about any health advice for the Lahore matches.___ The Latest: Leicester says some of its players have symptoms The Spanish club says the soccer team was also affected because it shares training facilities with the basketball team.___11:05 a.m.German broadcaster Sky says it will show some Bundesliga soccer games on a free channel after spectators were barred from the stadiums.Sky will show four league games simultaneously on Saturday on its non-subscription news channel in a “conference” format, with the broadcast switching between each game to show the key action. The events postponed included the Africa, Asia, Europe and Americas qualifiers next month. Also off is the Anaheim Grand Prix in California starting on Friday, and the junior world championships in Salt Lake City next month.Four World Cups in saber and epee next week were also called off.“Full details regarding the rescheduling of competitions will be announced at a later date,” the FIE said. “Information regarding Olympic selection criteria will be made as schedules for the remainder of the season are finalized.”___11:40 a.m. ___1:40 p.m.UEFA has called European soccer stakeholders to a meeting by video conference on Tuesday to deal with the effect on competitions of the coronavirus outbreak.UEFA says they will discuss “all domestic and European competitions.” That includes this year’s European Championship.The meetings will involve UEFA member federations and representatives of clubs, national leagues and player unions. The season-ending men’s World Cup ski races were canceled Thursday to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, giving Norwegian skier Aleksander Aamodt Kilde his first overall title.Giant slalom and slalom races were scheduled for this weekend in Kranjska Gora, near Slovenia’s border with Italy.The cancellations mean Henrik Kristoffersen, another Norwegian, becomes the season champion in both disciplines by tiny margins.A four-race finals week in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, was canceled last week by the International Ski Federation.“The health and welfare of the athletes and all other participants, as well as the general public are in the forefront and the priority of FIS and all stakeholders,” the governing body said Thursday. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditLONDON (AP) — The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s affect on sports around the globe (all times local):___2:30 p.m. Kilde’s runner-up finish in what proved to be the season-ending race — a downhill last Saturday in Kvitfjell, Norway — lifted him to the overall title above French rival Alexis Pinturault.Pinturault also finished runner-up to Kristoffersen in giant slalom. Another Frenchman, Clement Noel, was runner-up to Kristoffersen for the season-long slalom title by only two points, 552-550.Kristoffersen had an outside chance of winning the overall title if the final two races had gone ahead.Kilde succeeds Austrian great Marcel Hirscher, who won eight straight overall titles before retiring in the offseason.___ The players’ union asked for the season to be suspended “until health, safety and freedom of movement can be guaranteed.”___10 a.m.The Juventus player who tested positive for the coronavirus says he’s “OK” and wants “to reassure everyone who is worrying about me.” Juventus announced late Wednesday that defender Daniele Rugani and “those who have had contact with him” are being isolated. It also said Rugani is not showing any symptoms of the disease.last_img read more

An Post Rás passing through Tipp today

first_imgThe race will be making its way through the Premier County taking in Riverstown, Nenagh, Dolla and Silvermines. The riders passed through Nenagh this lunchtime, and then following a category three climb at Shalee, they will then go through Newport and onto Limerick before finishing in Charleville around 3 o’clock. As well as the Nenagh – Tipperary team there are also a number of other riders from the Premier County competing on other teams.last_img

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016

first_imgWellington Police notes for Wednesday, January 13, 2016•7:52 a.m. Katie S. Fisher, 34, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for Speeding 29 m.p.h. in a 20 m.p.h. school zone.•9 a.m. Ashleigh E. Swarts, 31, Belle Plaine, was issued a notice to appear for speeding 62 m.p.h. in a 40 m.p.h. zone.•9:15 a.m. Stephanie L. Mahaffey, 64, Belle Plaine, was issued a notice to appear for expired registration.•9:40 a.m. Officers investigated a domestic battery in the 700 block N. Washington, Wellington by known suspect(s).•1:43 p.m. Officers conducted a courtesy motor vehicle accident report in the 1200 block N. C, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Evelyn L. Priddy, 57, Wellington and Siarah L. Walker, 17, Wellington.•3:40 p.m. Justine N. Firgard, 26, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for no valid drivers’ license — incident occurred January 6, 2016.•4:47 p.m. Padron Rodriguez, 54, Wichita, was issued a notice to appear for speeding 60 m.p.h. in a 40 m.p.h. zone.•7:26 p.m. Officers investigated domestic battery by known suspect in the 1400 block Michigan, Wellington.•7:26 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property and theft by known suspect in the 1400 block Michigan of Wellington.•8:08 p.m. Ivan C. Winn Jr, 33, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with domestic battery.•8:11 p.m. Officers investigated violation of probation conditions by known suspect in the 1300 block N. Poplar, Wellington.last_img read more

Samsung granted permission to test self-driving cars in California

first_imgSamsung is the latest technology company to receive a permit to test self-driving cars in California, but does not plan on launching its own automotive anytime soon.The South Korean electronics giant will instead work on ‘control systems’ for self-driving vehicles. It has already conducted tests in its home country with Hyundai cars.See Also: Samsung challenges Google with Connect Home Wi-Fi meshSamsung has a major investment in Renault which could be used as a partner in the self-driving development, although it has not publically tested its technology in a Renault vehicle.The company acquired vehicle audio firm Harman for $8 billion last year, seen as a power move to enter the in-car entertainment and self-driving market.Even though Samsung has not made as large a footprint in the self-driving market as Google, Baidu, and Uber, it has the funds and talent available to make it a prominent player.That said, the Galaxy S8 maker may find it difficult to attract partners when rivals are showing millions of autonomous miles driven or advanced artificial intelligence, two things Samsung hasn’t shown.Samsung’s largest rival in the mobile industry, Apple, has also kept its self-driving developments quiet. It was only a few months ago that the iPhone maker received a permit in California, and has only just started testing three Lexus cars on public roads.Apple is reportedly planning to launch a shuttle service for employees, going from Palo Alto to the Infinite Loop headquarters. Samsung has not said if it will launch a similar service, or what cars it intends to test in California. IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… Tags:#Apple#Autonomous#California#connected car#driverless#Harman#Internet of Things#IoT#Samsung#Self-Driving#taxi For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… Related Posts center_img 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle… Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… David Currylast_img read more

Barcelona says Neymar wants to leave club amid PSG rumors

first_imgRobredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games MOST READ PSG is rumored to be ready to pay his release clause of 222 million euros ($262 million). That would dwarf the 105 million euros (then $116 million) that Manchester United paid for France midfielder Paul Pogba last year.Barcelona said Neymar did not specify where he wants to play next, but the only club speculated to be after him — and one of few which could handle the cost of the transfer — is the Qatari-owned PSG.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsPSG did not answer messages from The Associated Press seeking comment.Barcelona said Neymar left the training ground 30 minutes after arriving on Wednesday. He had arrived to Spain on Tuesday night after holding publicity events for both his personal brand and Barcelona in China. Last year, Neymar signed a new contract with Barcelona that tied him to the Catalan club through 2021.Both Barcelona club president Josep Bartomeu and Spanish league president Javier Tebas have said they will consider filing a complaint to UEFA if they think the PSG transfer violates financial fair play rules.With his lightning-quick feet, creative instincts and scoring touch, Neymar helped maintain Barcelona as one of the top clubs in Europe for the past four seasons as he blossomed into a worldwide star.He teamed up with Lionel Messi and Luis Saurez to make an almost unstoppable attack. Neymar scored 105 goals — some of them true gems — and was a key playmaker for Barcelona as it won a Champions League, two Spanish leagues, three Copa del Reys, one Club World Cup, a UEFA Super Cup and two Spanish Super Cups.Yet, even before this drawn-out saga, Neymar also provided more than one headache for his club.ADVERTISEMENT FC Barcelona’s Neymar arrives at the Sports Center FC Barcelona Joan Gamper in Sant Joan Despi, Spain, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. Neymar has arrived at Barcelona’s training grounds amid widespread rumors that the Brazil striker could make a record-breaking move to Paris Saint-Germain. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)SANT JOAN DESPI, Spain — Neymar has told Barcelona that he plans to leave the club, with a blockbuster move to Paris Saint-Germain seemingly imminent.The club said Wednesday that the Brazil striker told his teammates “that he had the intention of leaving the club and seeking his future elsewhere, and the coach has given him permission to leave training.”ADVERTISEMENT National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweetcenter_img His transfer from Brazilian club Santos in 2013 became the source of a legal dispute that has dogged Barcelona even since. Barcelona said at the time that his transfer cost 57 million euros, while an investigative judge says that the real cost was at least 83.3 million euros.Now Bartomeu and predecessor Sandro Rosell, who resigned as president of the club amid the transfer scandal, are facing trial on charges of fraudulent administration.Neymar has also mixed his flair for fancy goals with bouts of immaturity on the field, often needlessly taunting defenders and trying to upstage them with his dribbling skills.But nobody doubts Neymar is one of the greatest talents of his generation.PSG saw it first-hand in last season’s Champions League. In his most memorable performance at Camp Nou, Neymar scored two goals and set up two more to lead Barcelona to a 6-1 rout to overturn PSG’s 4-0 first-leg win in the last 16.Unless PSG gets last-second jitters, Neymar will take over a team that is searching for a leader who can achieve elusive Champions League success.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant #MambaThick: Kobe posts ‘dad-bod’ pic, deletes it soon after Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelolast_img read more

State Rep Chatfield takes 107th District office

first_img Lawmaker sworn-in, opens Lansing office to serve Northern Michigan residentsOn the Opening Day of the 98th Session of the Michigan Legislature, state Rep. Lee Chatfield was ceremoniously sworn into office in Lansing with his wife at his side and extended family and special guests watching from the House gallery. Chatfield also was sworn into office locally on Dec. 23 at the Emmet County Courthouse by Circuit Court Judge Charles Johnson so dozens of local supporters, community leaders and family members could take part in the occasion, as well. Earlier this month, he began announcing monthly in-district office hours to personally meet with residents and Chatfield has officially opened his Lansing office which has begun eagerly helping constituents. “My staff and I have hit the ground running,” said Chatfield, R-Levering. “One of my top priorities as state representative is to be as accessible as possible to the people I am elected to serve. I will be conducting monthly office hours throughout the district, and I am pleased to have hired experienced legislative staff to assist me in serving the people of Cheboygan, Chippewa, Emmet, and Mackinac counties. ” Working in Chatfield’s Lansing office is Rob Minard as legislative director and Jon Mieczkowski as constituent relations director. Minard has over 15 years of policy experience in Lansing and across the state. He has worked as an advocate for education, elections and energy issues. Mieczkowski has worked as a legislative aide in the Michigan Legislature since 2012. He is an active volunteer with several community service organizations. Chatfield’s Lansing office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The office can be contacted by phone: (517) 373-2629, email: [email protected] and mail: P.O. Box 30014, Lansing, MI 48909-7514. Categories: Chatfield News,Chatfield Photos 14Jan State Rep. Chatfield takes 107th District officelast_img read more