WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print NewsLocal NewsIrish Water fails to plug Limerick leaksBy Alan Jacques – February 21, 2015 687 Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Previous articleHigh tides for Shannon as Council monitor flowNext articleLimerick remain favourites for 1B Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Advertisement TAGSCllr Maurice QuinlivanIrish WaterlimerickSinn Fein WhatsApp Linkedin by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Cllr Maurice QuinlivanIRISH Water is failing to deliver on its most basic promise — to plug leaks in Limerick’s water system.This is the view of Sinn Féin councillor Maurice Quinlivan, who was responding to reports that 40 per cent of Limerick water will be lost through leaks in in 2015.“Once again, the basis for establishing Irish Water has been exposed as a charade. We were told that the new entity would both prove to be more cost efficient and that it would quickly address the issue of massive leaks within the system,” said Cllr Quinlivan.“Instead, we now have a situation where the taxpayer has handed over almost €2 billion to Irish Water, with borrowing and further subventions to come, without any improvement to the domestic water system,” he added.The City North representative pointed out that meters which nobody wants are still being installed across Limerick, huge areas await work to replace pipes which contain elevated levels of lead and 40 per cent of clean water is simply wasted through leaks.Quinlivan also believes water supply and leaks will become worse due to the “ham-fisted” manner in which the metering programme is being rolled out.“Irish Water have admitted that water pressure will be reduced in many areas across the state. Limerick residents are now expected to pay three times for water. Once in tax, second time in household charges which were pumped into Irish Water and now through water charges.“This is unacceptable and must change. From the start of the shambles that is Irish Water I have said that if even half of what has been spent to date on Irish Water, including executive bonuses, consultants and legal advisors, had been spent on addressing leaks and other structural problems we would not be facing many of these problems,” he concluded.There was no comment from Irish Water at the time of going to press. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live
Longtime Grateful Dead photographer Jay Blakesberg is bringing his Between The Dark and Light slideshow and storytelling presentation to West Hollywood, CA’s Sunset Marquis Bar 1200, set for Sunday, June 2nd at 6 p.m. A photographic exhibit and sale will follow the presentation at the Morrison Hotel Gallery.Blakesberg’s Between The Dark and Light slideshow and storytelling presentation falls in between Dead & Company‘s two-night runs at Mountain View, CA’s Shoreline Amphitheater and Los Angeles, CA’s Hollywood Bowl.Jay Blakesberg’s upcoming event is free and space is limited!Fans can view a full list of Dead & Company’s 2019 summer tour dates below.Dead & Company 2019 Summer Tour Dates:FRI 31-May Mountain View, CA Shoreline AmphitheatreSAT 1-Jun Mountain View, CA Shoreline AmphitheatreMON 3-Jun Los Angeles, CA Hollywood BowlTUE 4-Jun Los Angeles, CA Hollywood BowlFRI 7-Jun George, WA The Gorge AmphitheatreSAT 8-Jun George, WA The Gorge AmphitheatreWED 12-Jun Noblesville, IN Ruoff Home Mortgage Music CenterFRI 14-Jun Chicago, IL Wrigley FieldSAT 15-Jun Chicago, IL Wrigley FieldTUE 18-Jun Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts CenterTHU 20-Jun Camden, NJ BB&T PavilionSAT 22-Jun Foxborough, MA Gillette StadiumSUN 23-Jun New York, NY Citi FieldWED 26-Jun Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube LiveFRI 28-Jun Charlotte, NC PNC Music PavilionSAT 29-Jun Atlanta, GA Cellairis Amphitheatre at LakewoodTUE 2-Jul Dallas, TX Dos Equis PavilionFRI 5-Jul Boulder, CO Folsom FieldSAT 6-Jul Boulder, CO Folsom FieldView Tour Dates
First introduced in 1810, tin cans were a great innovation for food storage but did you know it took 48 years to develop the can opener? Up until then, the consumer had to resort to chisels, hammers and knives to open the can. Of course, today, we don’t even need a can opener – we simply use the ring-pull mechanism and the job is done in seconds.The story shows that innovation – no matter how great – will never be broadly adopted if things are too complicated. In my experience, the best ideas are always simple, easy to execute and designed with the customer in mind.KISSing the IoTTake the Internet of Things. Our research shows that companies understand the benefit of the IoT and are keen to develop new business models and revenue streams. However, despite increased levels of adoption and investment, a high number of projects still fail because of too many partners and too much complexity. The problem is that up until this point, there has been no one-stop-shop solution with a single vendor offering the full package.That’s why I’m so excited about our partnership with Software AG and the launch of Cumulocity IoT Edge. Remember the marketing tag line, Keep it Simple, Stupid? Well, get ready to apply KISS to the Internet of Things!Think minutes not weeks and monthsDo you agree that connecting devices should take no more than two minutes? Want to create a real-time, interactive dashboard? If you think like me, you’ll want things done and dusted quickly and efficiently. The same applies if you’re creating and validating common analytics rules.Integrating applications to create an end-to-end solution should be a breeze and sorted in less than three minutes. The bottom line is that you need a model where setting up IoT is as easy getting a coffee to go.An integrated out-of-the-box solutionThe good news is that you can now do all this with Cumulocity IoT Edge, a joint plug-and-play solution from Dell EMC OEM and Software AG. Available through our channel partners, the solution comes in three sizes – small, medium and large.You get high quality, customisable hardware from a tier one vendor with the IoT software fully loaded, tested and licensed at the factory. We offer defined, cost-effective packages (hardware, software, support and services (three to five years).Flexible, powerful and quickPlaced at the edge of a network with connectivity to local IoT devices, the appliance prepares, filters and aggregates data before sending it onto enterprise applications or the cloud for further processing. The software layer is flexible, can run on top of other software and enterprise applications and be used in literally any environment. In fact, it includes time-saving, industry-specific software solution modules, for example, for mechanical engineering, manufacturing and/or logistics.Customers can connect any number of different end devices and sensors in just a few minutes. With features like integrated streaming analytics, preconfigured smart rules and field bus connectivity, it helps to create complex IoT solutions quickly and smoothly.Just like Star Wars’ C-3P0What’s so unique about the solution? If you’re a Star Wars fan, you’ll be familiar with C-3PO, a humanoid robot character who is fluent in over six million forms of communication and designed to assist in etiquette, customs, and translation. That description paints a great picture of what Software AG does!Picture a software layer that can translate the various language protocols spoken by the different sensors. All the data from the various sensors is collected by our IoT Edge Gateways. Once harmonised, the data can be streamed, visualised and analysed in real-time at the Edge before being exported to Big Data for further back-end analytics.Designed to grow with your businessThis powerful, plug-and-play solution is fully scalable with customers expanding as required by simply adding another module. You get hands-on support from our channel partners, who understand the ins and outs of your business, all backed up by the reassurance of our global supply chain and award-winning support model.Dell EMC OEM is the first major vendor to offer a complete out-of-box IoT experience. I believe that this innovation will revolutionise the market and make it easy for you to apply IoT to your business.What has been your experience of IoT and digital transformation to date? What’s your reaction to this announcement? I would love to hear your comments and questions.To learn more about Dell EMC OEM Solutions, visit: www.dellemc.com/oemTo learn more about Software AG, visit: www.softwareag.comLearn more about getting to ROI faster with your IoT strategy: https://www.dell.com/en-us/work/learn/internet-of-things-solutionsKeep in touch. Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/DermotAtDell and @DellEMCOEM, and join our LinkedIn OEM & Iot Solutions Showcase page here.
Early in 2019, we are seeing businesses fully-engaged in modernizing IT for this digital era. This presents the potential for a “Perfect Storm” (good movie, by the way) for IT. What I mean is simply this, disruption is happening throughout IT (applications and infrastructure) and customers turn to Dell EMC to help them navigate this journey.Consider for a moment the transformations at SAP and Microsoft;Both organizations have invested in next-generation application and database platforms, embracing in-memory processing, real-time analytics, AI and machine learning.Couple that with end of support and maintenance plans for legacy SAP Business Suite and SQL Server 2008 – business and IT departments have decisions to make and work to do.Let’s use SAP to illustrate the implications. IT departments need to plan and execute a roadmap to adopt SAP S/4HANA, SAP’s next-generation Intelligent ERP that is core to the business transformation.Migrating to SAP HANA and S/4HANA while deploying the optimal infrastructure is easier said than done. CIOs and IT managers would love to simply redirect a chunk of their budgets to quickly enable next-generation SAP intelligent applications. But it’s really not that simple.Listening to customers has inspired Dell EMC to invest in solutions designed to address common themes important to IT organizations looking to sustain classic SAP deployments while migrating to SAP HANA and S/4HANA.Customers often face strained IT budgets and have to allocate valuable resources to spend time maintaining, monitoring and managing sprawling, complex SAP system landscapes. Historically, IT has run SAP production and non-production systems on siloed infrastructure, whether by design — to protect production performance — or ad hoc as new projects get added.Considering it is common to see four, six, or more SAP applications running – each with its own landscape of development, test and quality assurance – we built a solution designed for SAP landscape consolidation to reduce TCO while simplifying IT management and operations.Additionally, with organizations looking to mainstream and scale SAP HANA and S/4HANA, it is imperative to run SAP HANA just like any other database in the data center. It has to be capable of leveraging preferred infrastructure, existing processes and tools for reduced TCO and risk. Dell EMC invests in SAP HANA’s Certification Program for hardware designed to help customers’ fast track implementations with reduced risk.Increasingly we have been participating in customer discussions emerging (and may I add – “game changing”) data-driven use cases powered from edge to core to cloud with SAP Leonardo using AI, machine learning, block-chain and big data.We are busy in this area too!We are enabling a data management framework to complement the SAP Data Hub in pipelining, orchestrating, storing and protecting all data types. To this end, we now have SAP HANA certification for Dell EMC Isilon scale-out NAS storage at the core and SAP Leonardo Edge certified Dell Edge gateways for collecting, aggregating and managing data at the edge.We are also working with SAP and partners on industry and application use cases such transforming manufacturing with SAP S/4HANA and SAP HANA Blockchain Smart Contracts.For organizations looking to run SAP in a cloud operating model, Dell EMC’s modern infrastructure provides strong integration with VMware, providing a cloud-enabled infrastructure foundation ready to enable a unified applications and IT management experience. Additionally, if you are looking to host SAP ERP, Business Suite and S/4 HANA off-premises in a cloud, consider Virtustream a premium certified provider of SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud services.There are topics I did not get a chance to introduce such as automating SAP system copy / refresh with SAP Landscape Manager and Dell EMC storage, so I encourage you to check out Dell EMC for SAP for more information!
Iranian frigate “Jamaran” is seen during naval drills in December 2019. IRIB TV/AFP/File The incident involving the Konarak vessel occurred on Sunday afternoon near Bandar-e Jask, off the southern coast of the Islamic republic, state television’s website said. TEHRAN – An Iranian warship was hit by a friendly fire missile during naval exercises, killing 19 sailors, state media and the army said Monday, amid tensions with the United States in Gulf waters. Nineteen crewmen were killed and 15 injured in an “accident” during the exercises, the armed forces said, without elaborating. The vessel had been towed ashore for “technical investigations”, it said in a statement, calling on people to “avoid speculation” until further information is released. (AFP) “The vessel was hit after moving a practice target to its destination and not creating enough distance between itself and the target,” said the channel.