Microchip: PCIe 3.1 ethernet bridges using LPSS enable power savings

first_img Continue Reading Previous Vecow: smarter industrial AI engines at embedded worldNext Hyperstone: low power SSD controller offers reliable 3D flash support Embedded and automotive platform designers who are seeking PCIe 3.1 Low-Power Sub-State (LPSS) L1.1 and L1.2 for power savings now have new options available from Microchip Technology. The LAN7430 Ethernet bridge provides integrated power, clocks and an Ethernet physical (PHY) interface while the LAN7431 provides Reduced Gigabit Media-Independent Interface (RGMII) for alternative PHYs and switches. The LPSS L1.1 (snooze) and L1.2 (off) enables designers to reduce power consumption and improve battery life by snoozing or turning off the high-speed circuits in the PHY when not in use.When connected to an application System on Chip or processor as host, the LAN7430/1 allows the host device to deliver audio, data or video data through the 10/100/1000 Ethernet network. Connection to the host is achieved via the PCIe 3.1 specification, providing up to 2.5 Gigatransfers per second (GT/s) in each direction simultaneously. The LAN7431’s RGMII interface allows the freedom to design with alternative link layers such as IEEE 802.3bw-2015 (100Base-T1) for 100 Mbps and 802.3bp-2016 (1000Base-T1) operation over a single twisted pair cable. It also provides support for real-time Ethernet, IEEE 1588-2008 (PTP) and IEEE 802.1AS (gPTP) Precision Time Protocols. The LAN7431 offers an automotive variant that exceeds AEC-Q100 Grade 2 qualification.With the new offering, Microchip provides customers using PCIe Ethernet bridges design confidence through product longevity, worldwide technical support, design review services of final designs and fully released drivers for Linux or Windows operating systems. Microchip’s customer-driven obsolescence practice is a philosophy that helps ensure that as long as demand exists for any product, Microchip will make efforts to continue providing it.A true single-chip solution, the LAN7430/1 family offers single 3.3V supply operation, removing the need for complex and costly power management support. Both devices integrate a JTAG (1149.1) Test Access Port for enhanced test coverage. Microchip also offers LINK MD diagnostics utilizing Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) to analyze the cabling harness, identifying and locating common cabling problems such as open circuits, short circuits and impedance mismatches.The LAN7430 and LAN7431 are backed by Microchip’s free LANCheck online design review service that reviews customer designs, ensuring that best design practices are used. Microchip’s MPLAB® Connect software tool is provided for programming One-Time-Programmable memory, or the optional EEPROM memory, for easy device configuration. Microsoft Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) certified drivers are available along with Linux mainline kernel drivers for both networking and PTP and gPTP synchronization. Evaluation boards (EVB-LAN7430 and EVB-LAN7431) are also available.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more

Guangzhou sign Man United target Anderson Talisca

first_imgTransfers Guangzhou complete signing of Man United target Anderson Talisca Goal Last updated 1 year ago 01:37 6/9/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Anderson Talisca Galatasaray Besiktas 4292018 AA Transfers CSL Guangzhou Evergrande While Jose Mourinho’s Red Devils were reportedly interested in a permanent move, the Brazilian will spend the rest of 2018 in China Chinese Super League club Guangzhou Evergrande have confirmed the loan signing of Anderson Talisca from Benfica.The 24-year-old playmaker joined Benfica in 2014, but despite a promising start he does not appear to be in the Lisbon club’s plans. Reports had linked the Brazilian with a permanent move to Manchester United this summer, with Jose Mourinho an admirer of his talents. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move But after spending the last two seasons on loan at Besiktas, he is set for another temporary move, this time to the CSL. “Guanzhou Evergrande has officially announced the signing of an agreement with the Brazilian Anderson Talisca, who has been loaned for six months,” Guangzhou stated on the club’s official website.”Once the player has passed his medical in the coming days, he will fly to Italy and join the team in summer training to prepare for the second half of the season.”Talisca travels to China on the back of a strong spell with Besiktas, where he made a total of 78 appearances in all competitions and scored 37 goals. Besiktas lifted the Super Lig with the Brazilian in their team in the 2016-17 season, while this term the Istanbul side qualified for the Champions League last 16 at the top of their group before falling to Bayern Munich.Guangzhou, meanwhile, currently lie in fifth place in the Super League, having suffered a mixed start to their bid to defend the title they have won for the last seven straight seasons.last_img read more

CBS Sports’ Doug Gottlieb Criticizes Ezekiel Elliott For Post-Game Rant

first_imgDoug Gottlieb criticizes Ezekiel Elliott.doug gottlieb criticizes ezekiel elliottFollowing Ohio State’s last-second loss to Michigan State Saturday night, Buckeyes running back Ezekiel Elliott went on a bit of a rant, criticizing his team’s coaching staff for its play-calling during the contest. Elliott also announced that he’ll be declaring for the NFL Draft after the season.Well, it doesn’t look like everyone is impressed with Zeke’s decision to air his frustrations via the media. CBS Sports college basketball analyst Doug Gottlieb says that Elliott should be embarrassed. He added that you should never “call out” your teammates or coaching staff after a big loss.pretty embarrassing what Ezekiel Elliott pulled, Im sure some on twitter will support him…but that is why they are on twitter— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) November 22, 2015Kids feel mirror society- feel entitled- you don’t ever call out your teammates or coaches after a big loss. EVER.— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) November 22, 2015“He was honest” – you can be right, and be out of a job. Close friend of mine told me that…words to live by #EzekielElliot— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) November 22, 2015Is Gottlieb right? Or does Zeke have the right to speak his mind following a loss? Expect a national debate in the coming days.last_img read more

A Great Summer Cocktail Addition: Wild Roots Marionberry Infused Vodka

first_img Editors’ Recommendations Stirred or Shaken? How to Make a Perfect Vodka Martini 10 Top Shelf Vodka Brands that are Actually Worth a Damn 10 Classic Vodka Cocktail Recipes You Can Mix at Home The Best Vodka Mixers for Stocking Your Home Bar The Manual Spirit Awards 2019: The Best Craft Liquor Made in America Some of you may balk at the very words “Infused Vodka,” but I ask you, gents, to keep on reading. As I was, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to learn about a product that will help round out your summer cocktail shelves.Based in Portland, Oregon, Wild Roots’ goal is to create flavored vodkas that go against the typical flavored vodka. That is, they use natural ingredients to make their spirits (over a pound of real fruit per batch). They start with a corn base that they, according to their website, distill five times before infusing the fruit into their spirit.The fruit in question here, the marionberry, is a type of blackberry (and currently the most popular kind) that was developed by a team of students at Oregon State University. (For the horticulture nerds out there, the marionberry is a mix of the “Chehalem” and “Olallie” cultivars of blackberry.)Tasting NotesAppearance: A deep royal purple that could be easily confused for a Pinot Noir or another similar red wine if judging on appearance alone.Nose: Seeing as we judge with our eyes before anything, and knowing this is a flavored vodka, you might be expecting the worst—a saccharine trip that’ll make you never want sugar again, but the nose on this vodka alerts you to something else. There is sweetness on the nose, but in the form of a blackberry jam that sits on top of slight hints of neutral grain spirit, which remind you that you are indeed about to drink a vodka.Palate: A bit of a surprise, considering the nose. While the natural sweetness from the marionberries is there, this is not liqueur-sweet (despite, again, visual bias). This fact in and of itself is a great surprise. The flavor is rich, with earthy blackberry notes coming through strong. Sweetness cedes way to tartness, as if tasting fresh berries picked off the bush.Finish: A relatively short, tart finish with just the tiniest hint of a burn, sort of like the last bite of a warm blackberry pie.Final Thoughts: The first sip of this had me convinced that this would be my favorite summer addition to sparkling wine for spritzes. There is enough fruity flavor present that it will come through the ice-cold bubbly well. I wouldn’t drink this straight, but it makes a delightful ingredient for summer cocktails (or for kicking your pancake syrup up a notch or three—take that IHOP).Wild Roots Marionberry Infused Vodka is 35% ABV and be purchased for $42.45 here.last_img read more

AKD: Lack of Ship Definition Threat to Investors

first_imgzoom Rotterdam-based law firm AKD says that the lack of an unambiguous term to describe a ‘ship’ in several jurisdictions represents a potential threat to asset security for financiers, particularly in the offshore and renewable energy sectors. “In many jurisdictions, including the US and the UK, there appears to be no clear definition of a ship. A recent Tulane Maritime Law Journal study illustrated how a variety of floating objects which have no means of propulsion and/or ability to carry cargo or passengers cannot easily be registered as a ship. FPSOs and MODUs, but also FTUs for offshore wind farms, fall into this category,”  AKD partner Haco van der Houven van Oordt says.Haco van der Houven van OordtAs a result, securing asset finance for such units, the value of which can run into millions and even billions of dollars, may be problematic in many countries.“Because the units are not ships, they cannot be entered in a ship registry, and no security such as a ship mortgage can be recorded,” he adds. “In the Kingdom of the Netherlands, including the Dutch Caribbean, it is a different story. These jurisdictions clearly define ships as ‘all objects which, according to their construction, are destined to float and which float or have done so’. There is no requirement for propulsion, and no need to demonstrate the ability of a unit to navigate and/or to carry cargo or passengers. All floating offshore structures can therefore be registered there.”  Attempts to establish a definitive categorisation of the term ‘ship’ in various jurisdictions have historically led to confusion and litigation. “This clearly is not acceptable to the financiers of the sorts of high-value, technologically advanced units operating in today’s offshore and renewable energy sectors. Lenders should be aware of the alternative and obtain a security right over floating units which are registered in the Kingdom of the Netherlands,” notes AKD partner Carel van Lynden.last_img read more

Pakistan expels Indian envoy suspends bilateral trade

first_imgIslamabad: Pakistan on Wednesday expelled Indian High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria, minutes after it decided to downgrade the diplomatic ties with India, alleging that New Delhi’s move to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir was “unilateral and illegal”. This was announced after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a crucial meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) here, attended by top civil and military leadership, during which it was also decided to suspend the bilateral trade and review the “bilateral arrangements”. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details”Our ambassadors will no longer be in New Delhi and their counterparts here will also be sent back,” Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said in televised comments soon after the NSC meeting. India on Monday revoked Article 370 of the Constitution to withdraw the special status given to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the state into two Union Territories – Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh. While India’s High Commissioner Bisaria is in Islamabad, his Pakistani counterpart Moin-ul-Haq is yet to take charge in New Delhi. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayA statement issued after the NSC meeting read that the Committee discussed the situation “arising out of unilateral and illegal actions” by the Indian government, situation inside Jammu and Kashmir and along the Line of Control. The Committee decided “downgrading of diplomatic relations with India” and “suspension of bilateral trade with India,” the statement said. The NSC also decided to review “bilateral arrangements” with India. The Committee resolved to take the matter (abolition of the Article 370 by India) to the United Nations, including the Security Council, the statement said. India has said Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India and the issue is strictly internal to the country. The Pakistani statement said that the country will observe this Independence Day on August 14 in solidarity with Kashmiris. “August 15 will be observed as Black Day,” it added. India has not been engaging with Pakistan since an attack on the Air Force base at Pathankot in January of 2016 by Pakistan-based terrorists, maintaining that talks and terror cannot go together.last_img read more

Rupee rises 35 paise to 7143 against USD in early trade

first_imgMumbai: The Indian rupee appreciated by 35 paise to 71.43 against the US dollar in early trade on Wednesday as gains in domestic equity market and easing crude prices strengthened investor sentiments. Forex traders said reports that half of Saudi Arabia’s daily production has been recovered post-attack enthused investors. Saudi Arabia’s energy minister has said that more than half of the country’s daily crude oil production that was knocked out by an attack had been recovered. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal He further noted that the production capacity at its targeted plants would be fully restored by the end of the month. At the interbank foreign exchange the rupee opened at 71.47 then gained further ground and touched a high of 71.43, registering a rise of 35 paise over its previous close. On Tuesday, rupee had settled for the day at 71.78 against the US dollar. The domestic unit however could not hold on to the gains and was trading at 71.48 against the dollar at 1001 hrs. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost Forex traders said investors were optimistic about the US-China trade talks in October. Besides, higher opening in domestic equities supported the local unit. Domestic bourses opened on a positive note on Wednesday with benchmark indices Sensex trading 42.70 points higher at 36,523.79 and Nifty up 27.30 points at 10,844.90. The dollar index, which gauges the greenback’s strength against a basket of six currencies, rose marginally by 0.04 per cent to 98.29. Market participants, however, said sustained foreign fund outflows weighed on local currency. Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) remained net sellers in the capital market, pulling out Rs 808.29 crore on Tuesday, according to provisional exchange data. Brent crude futures, the global oil benchmark, fell 0.22 per cent to trade at USD 64.41 per barrel. The 10-year government bond yield was at 6.68 per cent in morning trade.last_img read more

The Elders Call For Dialogue And Restraint Over Catalonia Crisis

first_imgThe Elders today expressed their deep concern at the recent violent confrontation in Catalonia and urged both sides to pursue a peaceful resolution through dialogue.The Elders applauded the progress that Spain has made since its democratic transition in 1975. This achievement should not be put at risk. The potential political, economic and social repercussions of a protracted crisis should not be underestimated.They called on both sides to refrain from any more divisive and inflammatory language and actions.Kofi Annan, Chair of The Elders said: “The constitutional crisis that is unfolding in Spain calls for consultation and not confrontation. I urge the Spanish government and the regional government of Catalonia to renew their commitment to a resolution through dialogue. They must find a peaceful path out of this crisis.”last_img read more

Aimia apologizes for Aeroplan survey that offended some customers

first_imgTORONTO – Aeroplan parent company Aimia Inc. apologized Monday for a survey it circulated in mid-March that “offended” customers with questions on immigration and marriage, but one expert said the queries shouldn’t be much of a surprise because they pop up in plenty of other surveys.The apology came after Lacey Willmott, a PhD candidate at the University of Waterloo, complained to Aimia about its shopping and life habits questionnaire because she found it “problematic” when it asked her if too much immigration “threatens the purity of the country,” whether getting married and having children is “the only real way of having a family,” whether “men have a certain natural superiority over women, and nothing can change this” and if “the father of the family must be master in his own house.”The last of the questions “has been asked a ton of times by a ton of different people,” including at least one other major polling and marketing firm in the country, said Laurence Ashworth, an associate marketing professor at Queen’s University.“Just a quick search and I have seen (the questions) in published academic papers. I can’t say that about all of them, but it absolutely would not surprise me.”He said he’s also seen survey questions elsewhere covering views around sensitive topics like abortion and self-worth.Aimia spokesperson Christa Poole said in an emailed statement that the questions came from CROP, a Montreal-based marketing research company, which did not respond to the Canadian Press’s request for comment.Poole said CROP “has been asking the same questions of Canadians for 30 years.”“Multiple large Canadian organizations have used the same CROP questions and survey and taken the same approach as Aeroplan, adding their own proprietary questions to CROP’s larger annual survey,” she added.However, she admitted, the questions had not been properly reviewed internally and “don’t meet the standards we hold ourselves to in terms of the kind of information we gather in order to provide the best program for our members.”She said Aimia would be deleting the data it collected and had asked CROP to do the same.Ashworth hypothesized that the data likely would have been used to figure out the nature of Aeroplan members so they can be targeted with marketing. He said making the questions more neutral would have impacted the data collected.“If you are trying to measure a particular social value like social conservatism and you really want to get a sense of whether people possess that particular value, you are not going to be able to capture it if you ask a very toned-down question,” he said.While his work in marketing and surveying means he’s quite used to seeing questions like the ones Willmott complained about, he said he still found the queries “out of left field” coming from a loyalty plan company.To comply with research ethics policies across Canada, anyone collecting data through such a survey should offer forewarning about the sensitive nature of questions or about how broad the range of topics will be, he said.Willmott said the survey did have a mention part way through about how tedious the survey is, but didn’t flag that some survey-takers might find questions to be intrusive.She said she has studied social sciences before so she wasn’t entirely surprised to learn that Ashworth said they questions are frequently used, but said “I don’t think that means they’re not problematic.”“Just because the market research companies have always been using this language and always been asking these questions does not make it okay,” she said.Willmott said she spoke to Aeroplan’s vice-president of marketing, who she said apologized and told her that she was the only one to complain out of thousands who completed the survey.While she’s happy to learn the company is deleting the data, she said some of her concerns still remain.“If they say they are deleting the data, is there anyway they can prove that is actually happening and what is CROP, the third-party survey company they were working with, doing with the data as well?”last_img read more

No more unpaid internships Ontario warns wellknown magazines other sectors

TORONTO – Unpaid internships at two of the country’s best-known magazines violate provincial labour laws, the Ontario government said Thursday, adding other sectors will soon face scrutiny as well.In a move that has both angered and puzzled publishers, the Labour Ministry turned up the violations during inspections in December at the Walrus and Toronto Life Magazine, published by St. Joseph Media.“As a result of these inspections, compliance orders were issued for violations of several standards,” the ministry said in a statement.The interns, according to the ministry, have to be paid.Rather than do so, the magazines have opted to scrap their internship programs, saying they simply can’t afford to take on interns as employees.“They’ve always been unpaid, not because we’re mean-spirited and horrible (but) we’re a small charitable non-profit and we don’t have the money,” said Shelley Ambrose, co-publisher of the Walrus.As part of its educational mandate, Ambrose said, the Walrus had offered “amazing training” in the form of unpaid, six-month internships that led to good jobs. Five interns were terminated from the program as of April 1.Accessing the Toronto Life website page on internship applications produced an error Thursday.Doug Knight, president of St. Joseph Media, said in an interview that he couldn’t understand why the province had opted for enforcement rather than engage in a conversation on the issue.Like the Walrus, Knight said the 200-employee company would “absolutely love” to pay its interns but simply didn’t have the cash to do so.“We thought the socially responsible thing to do was at least to provide a bridge for those young people who want to get into the magazine world,” Knight said.Two interns at Toronto Life are out the door and others, planning to start in May, will no longer be offered positions.Both publications questioned why the crackdown was happening now, given that their programs had been running publicly for years.“This hasn’t been a secret,” Knight said.Ambrose said there may yet be an appeal.With few exceptions, Ontario’s Employment Standards Act mandates pay for work for trainees. The government said the rules are aimed at ensuring young people are fairly treated.Compliance inspections will continue beyond magazines, the ministry said.“The Ministry of Labour will be launching an enforcement blitz this spring focused specifically on internships across a variety of sectors,” the statement said.The ministry, which refused further comment, did not say which sectors might face scrutiny.Most comments on Canadian Magazines blog website backed the province:“I agree with the Labour Ministry cracking down on this,” said one poster, Heather Li.“The rampant unpaid internships in journalism are creating an elitist divide in an industry that’s originally rooted in standing up for disenfranchised voices.”However, one poster called the ministry crackdown bad news for interns and publishers alike.“Students pay money to go to school but when on-the-job experience is handed out gratis, the bellyachers couldn’t resist,” the poster said.The Toronto-based Grid website was still touting the internship program Thursday:“Sure, it might not pay all that well — OK, it doesn’t pay at all! — but a Grid internship is a fantastic crash course in the magazine industry.”Grid publisher Laas Turnbull refused to comment. No more unpaid internships, Ontario warns well-known magazines, other sectors by Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 27, 2014 2:28 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Clarinet piano showcased at upcoming MusicNoon concert

Clarinetist Zoltan Kalman and pianist Erika Reiman, both Brock instructors, will take the stage on Tuesday, Jan. 30 for the weekly RBC Foundation Music@Noon Recital Series.Pianist Erika Reiman will perform Tuesday, Jan. 30 as part of the RBC Foundation Music@Noon Recital Series.Kalman is the principal clarinetist with Niagara Symphony and Symphony Hamilton, and regularly appears with the Brantford Symphony, Mississauga Opera Company and Scarborough Symphony. In collaboration with the Niagara Symphony and the St. Catharines based Carousel Players, he performed in Winnipeg, Vancouver and in the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.Reiman studied piano at Mount Allison and McGill Universities and earned a PhD in musicology from the University of Toronto. In addition to her piano teaching duties at Brock University, she is active as a soloist, accompanist and chamber musician throughout southern Ontario. In 2008, she was the soloist in the premiere performance of David Fawcett’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra.The free Music@Noon series continues Tuesdays at noon during the academic year in the Cairns Recital Hall of the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in downtown St. Catharines.Details on upcoming Music@Noon performances are available on ExperienceBU. read more

Thousands gather to remember loved ones lost to suicide

first_imgThe loss of a loved one is always devastating, but when that loss is through suicide it can be so much harder for the families and friends left behind. Many people find Christmas an especially difficult time.Kelly said that the special services give people throughout Ireland “the opportunity to come together in solidarity to honour the lives of their loved ones”, while the lighting of candles shows “that their memory is very much alive”. He founded the organisation after his sister Sharon took her own life at the age of 21.A further Celebration of Light will take place in Cork next Sunday at 4pm.For more information on Console, which offers counselling services and 24-hour helpline support to people in crisis and those bereaved by suicide, visit its website or call freephone 1800 201 890.Read: Two thirds of students say they know someone who died by suicide>Read: Console seminar to help employers identify warning signs of suicide in their employees> THOUSANDS OF FAMILY members and friends of people lost through suicide gathered for special events in Maynooth, Galway, Limerick, Wexford, Tipperary and Mayo to remember their loved ones today.They were taking part in six Christmas Celebrations of Light organised by national suicide prevention and bereavement charity Console. They were ceremonies of song, music, poetry and reflection, and included the lighting of candles to remember those who have lost their lives, as well as a minute’s silence.At St Patrick’s College in Maynooth, almost a thousand people gathered to hear performers including Rebecca Storm, Niamh Kavanagh, Eleanor Shanley and Paul Hennessy. The service was led by author and broadcaster Christy Keneally, while RTÉ’s Eileen Dunne performed a reading.Console said that while over 500 people lost their lives to suicide in Ireland last year, “the real figure” is higher.“The Christmas Celebration of Light provides families and friends with a gentle and understanding environment to celebrate the lives of their loved ones,” said Console founder and CEO Paul Kelly.last_img read more

Daly accuses judge of singling her out and wasting garda time by

first_img“He called the solicitor before the court and asked him where was his client, even though I had instructed the solicitor, and what reason I had for not being there.”‘Outrageous decisions and behaviour’ Speaking during a Private Members’ debate on the establishment of a judicial appointments commission, Daly questioned the judge’s actions.“The judge could accuse me, without any recourse on my part, of disrespecting the court. By doing that and issuing a bench warrant in those circumstances when I clearly was not a risk of absconding – the case not even listed for a hearing and he dealt with other cases earlier without issuing a bench warrant against those who were not there or who did not have a solicitor – the consequence of his action was that An Garda Síochána, which was an innocent victim, was subject to massive negative publicity that it had orchestrated this.“A sergeant had to leave his post in Newbridge, drive in a squad car to Swords and spend the day there vacating the order at enormous expense to the State.I had to go return to Naas District Court today to listen to the same judge lecturing me about disrespecting his court without giving me an opportunity to say anything about his irrational decision.“Our laws provide that nobody can do anything about that judge but he is causing huge problems with regard to the administration of justice given the inefficiency of the court sittings in his district. This needs to be radically reformed.”She added that “some outrageous decisions and behaviour are taking place in our courts”.Judges are an incredibly powerful position. I respect our court system and I respect the fact that judges have discretion but that discretion has to be exercised proportionately and rationally and when it is not, there has be some body in place to call them to account.“Judges have been appointed to areas or even communities in which they worked as a solicitor and this has led to conflicts of interest. They presided over cases involving people they formerly represented and proceeded to hear the cases, which is completely wrong.” By Cliodhna Russell Wednesday 26 Oct 2016, 10:50 PM No Comments Short URL Daly accuses judge of singling her out and wasting garda time by issuing bench warrant “A sergeant had to leave his post in Newbridge, drive in a squad car to Swords and spend the day there vacating the order at enormous expense to the State.” Oct 26th 2016, 10:50 PM http://jrnl.ie/3048428 center_img Share401 Tweet Email1 Image: Niall Carson CLARE DALY HAS accused a Naas District Court judge of singling her out and making ”irrational decisions” in how her case was dealt with.The Independents4Change TD made the comments under Dáil privilege tonight.Daly said she was summonsed to appear before Naas District Court on a driving offence. “I allegedly drove at a speed of 59 kph in a 50 km zone.”She said she was not present in person to enter a plea when her case came up for mention, but the judge did not accept a plea entered on her behalf by a solicitor.The reason was I had been there in the morning and had watched how this judge had dealt with cases. I witnessed cases being called for which people did not turn up on similar charges or did not have a solicitor. No bench warrants or any other proceedings were dealt with. A judgment was simply given in those cases.Speaking in the Dáil tonight, Daly said the warrant led to a waste of Garda time.She claimed the judge skipped to her case ahead of others, and said she was treated different to the cases she witnesses being called ahead of her.My case was listed as No. 188 out of 188. The judge proceeded with the cases for the morning. I watched what was happening in them and then I instructed a solicitor on this minor driving matter and left the court at lunchtime. Later that day, I attended an Oireachtas committee meeting and I was not to know that the judge having reached case No. 175 … but decided to jump to the end of the list and call case No. 188. 23,943 Views Image: Niall Carson Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

6 from Dublin and 4 from Mayo heres the 2016 GAAGPA AllStar

first_imgPoll: Who deserves to be named Young Hurler of the Year?‘I’ve never played against them’ – Diarmuid Connolly sums up Castleknock’s progress http://the42.ie/3059335 David Clarke (Mayo – Ballina Stephenites)Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHOBrendan Harrison (Mayo – Aghamore)Source: James Crombie/INPHOJonny Cooper (Dublin – Na Fianna)Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHOPhilly McMahon (Dublin – Ballymun Kickhams)Source: Donall Farmer/INPHOLee Keegan (Mayo – Westport)Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHOColm Boyle (Mayo – Davitts)Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHORyan McHugh (Donegal – Kilcar)Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHOBrian Fenton (Dublin – Raheny)Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHOMattie Donnelly (Tyrone – Trillick)Source: Lorcan DohertyPeter Harte (Tyrone – Errigal Ciaran)Source: Presseye/Lorcan Doherty/INPHODiarmuid Connolly (Dublin – St Vincent’s)Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHOCiaran Kilkenny (Dublin – Castleknock)Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHODean Rock (Dublin – Ballymun Kickhams)Source: Donall Farmer/INPHOMichael Quinlivan (Tipperary – Clonmel Commercials)Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHOPaul Geaney (Kerry – Dingle)Source: James Crombie/INPHO There are eight first-time winners in Clarke, Harrison, Cooper, McHugh, Harte, Rock, Quinlivan and Geaney.McHugh follows in the footsteps of previous family winners in his brother Mark (2012), father Martin (1983 and 1992), and uncle James (1992). Rock emulates his father Barney, a winner in 1983, 1984 and 1985.Quinlivan becomes only the second ever Tipperary football winner after attacker Declan Browne was honoured in 1998 and 2003.Keegan picks up his fourth award, the highest total ever achieved by a player from Mayo. He is one of five players who were also recognised last year with McMahon, Fenton, Donnelly and Kilkenny also award winners in 2015.Here’s the team in full for the awards scheme – in association with Opel – with the winners to be honoured at a gala event in Dublin’s convention Centre tomorrow night.2016 GAA/GPA All-Star Football Team of the Year1. David Clarke (Mayo) – First time winner2. Brendan Harrison (Mayo) – First time winner3. Jonny Cooper (Dublin) – First time winner4. Philly McMahon (Dublin) – (Winner in 2015)5. Lee Keegan (Mayo) – (Winner in 2012, 2013 and 2015)6. Colm Boyle (Mayo) – (Winner in 2013 and 2014)7. Ryan McHugh (Donegal) – First time winner8. Brian Fenton (Dublin) – (Winner in 2015)9. Mattie Donnelly (Tyrone) – (Winner in 2015)10. Peter Harte (Tyrone) – First time winner11. Diarmuid Connolly (Dublin) – (Winner in 2014)12. Ciaran Kilkenny (Dublin) – (Winner in 2015)13. Dean Rock (Dublin) – First time winner14. Michael Quinlivan (Tipperary) – First time winner15. Paul Geaney (Kerry) – First time winnerThe42 is on Snapchat! Tap the button below on your phone to add! Share463 Tweet Email1 Mayo’s Lee Keegan and Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly are amongst the award winners. Source: James Crombie/INPHOSIX PLAYERS FROM All-Ireland champions Dublin and four from beaten finalists Mayo have been honoured in the 2016 GAA-GPA All-Star football team.There are two award winners from Ulster champions Tyrone with one player apiece from Donegal, Tipperary and Kerry.Champions Dublin have winners in Jonny Cooper, Philly McMahon, Brian Fenton, Diarmuid Connolly, Ciaran Kilkenny and Dean Rock.Mayo’s players recognised are David Clarke, Brendan Harrison, Lee Keegan and Colm Boyle.Mattie Donnelly and Peter Harte are the Tyrone victors with Donegal’s Ryan McHugh, Tipperary’s Michael Quinlivan and Kerry’s Paul Geaney completing the line-up. 36,858 Views By Fintan O’Toole Previous David Clarke (Mayo – Ballina Stephenites) Thursday 3 Nov 2016, 7:05 AMcenter_img 6 from Dublin and 4 from Mayo – here’s the 2016 GAA-GPA All-Star football team Tyrone, Tipperary, Donegal and Kerry also have winners. 67 Comments Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO” title=””>Source: James Crombie/INPHO” title=””>Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO” title=””>Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO” title=””>Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO” title=””>Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO” title=””>Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO” title=””>Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO” title=””>Source: Lorcan Doherty” title=””>Source: Presseye/Lorcan Doherty/INPHO” title=””>Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO” title=””>Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO” title=””>Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO” title=””>Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO” title=””>Source: James Crombie/INPHO” title=””> Short URL Previous 1 / 15Next Nov 3rd 2016, 7:05 AM Add us: the42.ie Next Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Oireachtas committee to investigate the funding of Mary Robinson Library

first_img Friday 4 Nov 2016, 1:28 PM Image: RollingNews.ie http://jrnl.ie/3062560 Nov 4th 2016, 1:28 PM 37 Comments Share151 Tweet Email2 Oireachtas committee to investigate the funding of Mary Robinson Library The library is due to be built in Mary Robinson’s family home in Ballina. Mary Robinson Image: RollingNews.iecenter_img Mary Robinson AN OIREACHTAS COMMITTEE is to ask questions about the public money given to fund the proposed presidential library for Mary Robinson in Ballina, Co Mayo.The head of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Arts Peadar Tóibín has asked for Arts Minister Heather Humphreys and representatives from Mayo County Council and NUIG to come before the committee to answer questions about the funding and the plans for the building.The Sinn Féin TD said that there were “significant concerns” about the project.“The locating of Mary Robinson’s archive in Ballina would be of great value to the local economy and of great interest to the many people in the region,” Tóibín said. “Of course many people in Mayo are rightly proud of her achievements.”However, the great cost to the State of the proposed project and the method in which decisions have been made are of serious concern to our committee.The library, which is to contain a museum, archive, research and educational facility and an events venue, is expected to cost around €8.5 million.It will be located in former president Mary Robinson’s family home in Ballina, which is currently owned by her brother, Adrian Burke. It has not yet been purchased by Mayo County Council, but the proposed purchase price has been set at €660,000.The remainder of the costs are for construction and conversion of the building.A report by RTÉ’s Prime Time programme last month estimated that the library could cost Mayo County Council €1.5 million and the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht €2 million.Peadar Tóibín said it was “unclear” who had approved the decision to give the library the go-ahead, and how the funding had been decided on.“I… have significant concerns that Mayo County Council have committed to covering unforeseen costs within the project,” he said.He also raised questions about the tax relief worth up to €2 million which Robinson and her family will be able to avail of through the donation of her archive to the State. “This is a significant cost to the State and a break with precedent,” he said.Mary Robinson was Ireland’s first female president, serving from 1990 until 1997, before serving as UN High Commissioner for Human Rights for five years.Other former presidents have donated their papers either to a university or a State institution, rather than to a purpose-built library.With reporting by Ronan DuffyRead: Controversy over €8.5 million price tag for Mary Robinson’s Presidential library 13,199 Views By Christine Bohan Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Systèmes de santé les Français sont plus satisfaits que les Américains

first_imgSystèmes de santé : les Français sont plus satisfaits que les AméricainsFrance – 44% des Américains seulement ont une opinion favorable de leur système de santé. Un chiffre qui passe à 61% chez les Français, selon une étude menée par Europ Assistance. Si les Français ont globalement une opinion positive de leur système de santé, on constate par ailleurs que les Américains ont beaucoup plus confiance en leur médecin que les habitants de l’Hexagone. Les chiffres s’inversent en effet concernant cette seconde donnée : 60% d’opinions positives aux États-Unis contre 44% en France.L’étude menée par le groupe Europ Assistance révèle les principales inquiétudes en fonction des pays. Ainsi, le délai d’attente est essentiellement une menace pour les Polonais (89%), les Britanniques (70%) et les Italiens (69%), alors que la pénurie de médecins inquiète surtout les Britanniques (69%), les Américains (66%) et les Français (63%). Par ailleurs, si les erreurs médicales effraient 70% des Suédois et des Américains, 84% des Britanniques et 76% des Polonais, seuls 35% des Français les redoutent.À lire aussiQuand des Américains assistent à la naissance d’un bébé phoque sur une plagePour l’ensemble des personnes interrogées, quelle que soit leur nationalité, qualité et facilité d’accès aux soins sont des critères de choix, qu’il s’agisse de déménagement ou de simples vacances. Enfin, si les Français sont majoritairement contre les consultations médicales sur internet (à 87%), les Suédois privilégient eux un système axé sur l’e-santé (78% pour).Le 23 septembre 2010 à 14:46 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Fall into fiscal cliff wont show up on checks soon

first_imgWASHINGTON — Workers probably won’t feel the full brunt of next year’s tax increases in their January paychecks, but don’t be fooled by the temporary reprieve.No matter what Congress does to address the year-end fiscal cliff, it’s already too late for employers to accurately withhold income taxes from January paychecks, unless all the current tax rates remain unchanged, which is an unlikely scenario.Social Security payroll taxes are set to increase on Jan. 1, so workers should immediately feel the squeeze of a 2 percent cut in their take-home pay. But as talks drag on over how to address other year-end tax increases, the Internal Revenue Service has delayed releasing income tax withholding tables for 2013.As a result, employers are planning to withhold income taxes at the 2012 rates, at least for the first one or two paychecks of the year, said Michael O’Toole of the American Payroll Association.If employers don’t withhold enough taxes in January, they will have to withhold even more taxes later in the year to make up the difference. Otherwise, taxpayers could get hit with big tax bills, and possibly penalties, when they file their 2013 returns.last_img read more

Man murdered by unidentified assailants in Hyderabad

first_imgA 56-year-old man was allegedly killed by unidentified assailants here on late Saturday in Khairatabad under Saifabad police station limits. Bangari, who is residing at Chintal Basti was attacked with stones by the assailants and died on the spot. Locals alerted the police who registered a case and sent the body of Osmania General Hospital (OGH) for an autopsy. Meanwhile, efforts are on to nab the culprits. The police are looking into the CCTV footage. Further details are awaited.last_img read more