BC-STV information Meeting tonight

first_imgLocally, another reminder there will be a meeting tonight, at the Library, in the Cultural Centre, to discus an alternative election system again being put before voters, in the May 12th provincial election. In a similar referendum in the 2005 election, the Single-Transferable-Vote system, received 58 percent support…just 2 percent short of passing. This is the system, which recommends using a preferential ballot, and also, multi-member districts, of between two and seven members, increasing according to population numbers. – Advertisement -Tonight’s meeting is scheduled to start, at seven o’clock.last_img

Anger over illegal dumping in scenic walking area

first_imgA large-scale illegal dump outside Ballybofey has sparked calls for the community to take action against the issue. Walkers at Goland were met with a large pile of domestic waste during the Bank Holiday weekend. Items discarded included bikes, furniture and DIY materials.Those who dumped the household items have been described as ‘unscrupulous’ by Councillor Patrick McGowan, who said those responsible have ‘no regard for the community or the environment we all share.’ Cllr McGowan, who is Cathaoirleach of the Stranorlar Municipal Area, said similar scenes were found at Meenreagh during another Bank Holiday weekend just weeks ago.He is calling on communities to rise up and put a stop to illegal dumping.“Both locations are not that far apart as the crow flies, said Cllr McGowan.“Friends of mine who were out walking yesterday were shocked at the size and type of rubbish they discovered dumped in a very scenic area,” he said. “I repeat what I said recently about the type of person that would do something like this – they would, in my opinion, stoop to anything and must be stopped.”Cllr McGowan has shared photos of the dump in a bid to identify the owners or find out where the waste came from. Any information which may help with the appeal can be given to the waste management section of Donegal County Council through the Council’s Call Centre (074) 91 53900.Anger over illegal dumping in scenic walking area was last modified: May 7th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:Ballybofeycllr patrick McGowangolandillegal dumpwaste managementlast_img read more

Open Source: Commercialization of Open Source

first_imgCompanies like MySQL, RedHat, and SugarCRM have shown that successful business models can be built around Open Source.  Their success has convinced other companies like Sun, IBM, and even Oracle, Adobe and Microsoft to participate in the Open Source model. While corporate participation is not always in the spirit of the original intent of Open Source, often a strong corporate supporter of an Open Source project can drive acceptance and success for the project.  Adobe and others have recently found that while Open Sourcing software components and specifications usually means less control over the product direction and proprietary advantage lost to competitors, that loss may actually be small relative to revenues gained when a product gains overwhelming mind-share over its rivals.MySQL is a good example of the success possible of growing an Open Source product commercially.  The corporate infrastructure and support from MySQL AB built up around their Open Source database has been an important factor in their success.  Now IBM is providing further commercial credibility to the MySQL database.The IBM System i mid-range servers will be bundled with MySQL databases that use IBM’s DB2 as a certified storage engine.  MySQL has a module architecture that makes it possible to swap out and interchange storage engines used by the database.Many applications are being written to provide support for MySQL.  This announcement means that those applications will be able to run as-is but customers will continue to be able to store their information within DB2.   The approach also allows existing DB2 data to be exposed via the MySQL interface.In the commercial database market, DB2 competes with Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server.  This deal with MySQL may broaden the use of DB2.  And from the MySQL perspective, being pre-installed on the popular line of IBM machines provides greater recognition and acceptance from enterprises.The original authors of the GPL may not have envisioned some of the twists and turns that Open Source has gone over the last decade.  Commercial Open Source sounds like an oxymoron, but the marriage of Open Source with a solid commercial supporter is becoming a combination that’s very hard to beat.last_img read more

Nash, Kidd among finalists for basketball Hall of Fame

first_img2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC AFP official booed out of forum Driesell took four different schools to the NCAA Tournament and won two ACC Tournament titles at Maryland. Tomjanovich led the Houston Rockets to consecutive NBA titles in 1994-95. Mulkey won an NCAA title as a player at Louisiana Tech and two more as the coach of the Bears.The 1953-58 Wayland Baptist University teams that won 131 consecutive games and four AAU national championships is the lone team finalist.In addition to the finalists, Andy Bernstein and Doris Burke were named recipients of the 2018 Curt Gowdy media awardFinalists must receive 18 votes from the 24-member honors committee to be enshrined.The entire class will be unveiled during the NCAA Final Four in San Antonio. View comments “Enhancers of the game, and made everyone else better than they probably were,” Worthy said. “Jason Kidd had a flair that was like Magic Johnson, he just had angles. And Steve Nash was the same way.”There are other strong contenders outside of Kidd and Nash, with Hill’s college success and Allen’s prolific shooting marking the strongest arguments for each of their respective candidacies.Allen’s 2,973 three-pointers made are the most in NBA history. He won NBA titles with the Boston Celtics in 2008 and Miami Heat in 2013, memorably sending Game 6 to overtime on a tying 3-pointer with 5.2 seconds left in regulation.Hill was a two-time national champion and two-time All-American at Duke, but injuries kept him from reaching the same heights in the NBA during his 19-year career.Charles “Lefty” Driesell, Rudy Tomjanovich and Baylor’s Kim Mulkey made the final ballot as coaches. Katie Smith, Tina Thompson and longtime NBA official Hugh Evans are also finalists.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Read Next Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Kidd ranks second in NBA history with 12,091 assists, and Nash is third with 10,335 assists.Nash won back-to-back MVP awards in 2005 and 2006 with the Phoenix Suns. He made the All-NBA first team three times during his 18-year career with the Suns, Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers and helped kickstart the development of the sport in Canada with his freewheeling style. Nash was also a two-time WCC player of the year in 1995-96 at Santa Clara and engineered a memorable upset of second-seeded Arizona in the NCAA Tournament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutKidd was the 1994-95 NBA rookie of the year, setting the stage for a 19-year career in which he made the All-NBA first team five times and All-Defensive first team four times. Kidd won an NBA title with the Dallas Mavericks in 2011 and is second all-time with 2,684 steals. He also was named Pac-10 freshman of the year in 1993 and Pac-10 player of the year in 1994 during his two seasons at California, and won gold medals with the U.S. in Sydney Olympics in 2000 and Beijing Olympics in 2008.James Worthy, the standout Lakers forward who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2003, saw plenty of both Kidd and Nash as a television analyst. Worthy thinks it would be fitting for Kidd and Nash to be inducted in the same class. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 25: Jason Kidd #5 of the New York Knicks dribbles the ball upcourt on the fastbreak past Steve Nash #10 of the Los Angeles Lakers in the second half during the NBA game at Staples Center on December 25, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers defeated the Knicks 100-94. Victor Decolongon/Getty Images/AFPLOS ANGELES — Point guards could run the show in the next Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class, with Jason Kidd and two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash among the 13 finalists announced Saturday morning.Ray Allen, Grant Hill, Maurice Cheeks and Chris Webber also made the cut, but the two standout point guards are all but locks to headline the class, which will be unveiled during the NCAA Final Four in San Antonio.ADVERTISEMENT Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LeBron says he ‘will definitely not shut up and dribble’ MOST READlast_img read more

Yellowknife uncovers blast from the past

first_imgAPTN National NewsIf you were asked to look back 30 years, what would you remember?Folks in Yellowknife got to do that recently.They travelled back to the past and they didn’t need a time machine.APTN National News reporter Wayne Rivers explains.last_img