WIN FREE TICKETS TO SEES 80s POP STAR NIK KERSHAW

first_imgTo celebrate the 30th anniversary of his first chart success, Nik hits the road in the Autumn for his “Me, Myself, I Tour” and will perform songs and tells tales from his impressive career and takes (potentially) awkward questions from the audience.Nik KershawNik plays An Grianan Theatre in Letterkenny this Thursday night and we have TWO PAIRS of tickets to give away for the gig.Simply send an email to admin@donegaldaily.com and complete the song line “I Won’t Let The Sun……” Inlcude your address and phone number and we’ll contact you before the gig. This is a rare opportunity to experience an intimate evening with the man, famously described by Elton John as: “one the best song writers of a generation”.Hits include Dancing Girls, Wouldn’t It Be Good, Drum Talk, Bogart, Gone To Pieces, Shame On You, Cloak & Dagger, Faces, I Won’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me, Human Racing, The Riddle.He has written a number of hits for other artists, including The One And Only for Chesney Hawkes, The Woman I Love by The Hollies, and Seventeen & Everybody Say Everybody Do by boy bad Let Loose.Over the years, Nik Kershaw has collaborated on albums with artists including Elton John, Bonnie Tyler and Gary Barlow.  WIN FREE TICKETS TO SEES 80s POP STAR NIK KERSHAW was last modified: September 2nd, 2014 by StephenShare 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:An Grianan TheatredonegalNik Kershawlast_img read more

Warriors 121, Hornets 110: Warriors’ DeMarcus Cousins makes more progress

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceCHARLOTTE, N.C. – Even as he fights through layers of rust and imposing offenses, DeMarcus Cousins has proven one thing. He still remains one of the NBA’s best centers.In the Warriors’ 121-110 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Monday, Cousins had season-highs in points (24) and playing time (31 minutes) while shooting 9-of-15 from the field. It marked a breakthrough after Cousins both had sluggish performances …last_img read more

MQTT Poised For Big Growth – an RSS For Internet of Things?

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Internet of Things#NYT#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img richard macmanus MQTT is an IBM-developed protocol for real-time messaging that could become a keystone of the emerging Internet of Things. As the BBC explained recently, MQTT (which stands for Message Queuing Telemetry Transport) is “a platform-agnostic system which can connect almost any networked object to the wider world.” MQTT is used as a messaging protocol for sensor and actuator solutions – for example in the house that twitters, which we covered earlier this week. According to one of its creators, Andy Stanford-Clark from IBM, MQTT is “going to explode” in popularity this year and next year. The protocol has just turned 10 years old; indeed there was a party to celebrate in London this week. In this post we explain MQTT and look at a health care product that uses it. The topic of MQTT came up in my conversation with Andy Stanford-Clark this week, when I asked him for his thoughts on Pachube – an open source Internet of Things platform that we have featured a couple of times on ReadWriteWeb. Stanford-Clark told me that Pachube is “very cool, as far as it goes.” But he said that it hasn’t got “true push.” To get your data out of Pachube, Stanford-Clark explained, you have to poll it (i.e. it’s a pull system, rather than push). So in order to get real-time data, you’d need to be constantly polling Pachube. A better way to do it, according to Stanford-Clark, is have data pushed to you. This is what MQTT enables. Stanford-Clark noted that oil pipeline monitoring systems make use of push messaging systems.MQTT in Action: St. Jude Medical Center A real-world implementation of MQTT is a project that IBM did with the Merlin System at St. Jude Medical Center, which is using sensors for home health care. St. Jude Medical designed a cardiac device called the Merlin@home, a wireless transmitter that enables home monitoring of patients implanted with cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and pacemakers (both are basically types of sensors). The product uses MQTT to call back to the doctor/hospital whenever there is a data update, which the hospital then stores.St. Jude Medical Center explained in a press release how their device improves patients lives:“Until recently, patients with implanted cardiac devices were typically required to visit doctors’ offices several times per year to have their device performance checked. With the advent of transmitters capable of downloading and transmitting device data over telephone lines, patients are now able to initiate and perform many of these follow-ups in their own homes.”The Merlin@home transmitter uses RF wireless telemetry to transfer data to the Merlin.net PCN, a secure Internet-based data management system. The data may then be reviewed at any time by the patient’s physician. The transmitter device has, according to IBM, a “large viewing screen with touch-point capabilities, an embedded keypad platform and a Linux-based operating system.”I’m sure we’ll see many more implementations of MQTT over the coming years. For the web geeks amongst you, particularly those interested in sensors and real-time messaging, it’s a protocol to keep your eye on. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Noida village vows to end tobacco use

first_imgTobacco will soon be a thing of the past in the land of wrestlers. In a first, the mahapanchayat in Noida’s Sarfabad village has vowed to eliminate tobacco and its products in a bid to secure a healthier future for its youth.The panchayat has asked the village residents to abstain from selling or using tobacco. Such products would be a strict no-no for the younger generation henceforth.Initiated by the wrestlers-dominated community of the village, the move is aimed at urging the state government to impose a blanket ban on the use of tobacco products. The plan will act as a pilot project and subsequently spread to other rural pockets of the district.The panchayat has given its final word on the social menace and anybody found violating the same will have to pay dearly.Shopkeepers of Sarfabad village set fire to their tobacco products to show their support.Over 20 shopkeepers in the village brought their tobacco products and destroyed them in a bonfire to express support for the move.According to Sukhbir Pehelwan, a wrestling coach and organiser, the panchayat has completely banned tobacco and its use in the village.”Anybody found selling tobacco or its products would have to shell out Rs 1,000 as fine. Whoever is found chewing tobacco will be fined Rs 500. And we have decided to reward any person who informs us about anyone selling or using tobacco with Rs 100. The fines will be realised by the panchayat itself,” Pehelwan said.”If other states such as Haryana and Gujarat can ban it, why can’t Uttar Pradesh? A health recent ministry report has disclosed rising number of cancers in the country are caused by tobacco use. It has not only become a health hazard but a social evil. We aim to eliminate it completely,” he said.advertisementThe members of the panchayat would, on Monday morning, hand over a memorandum to district magistrate MKS Sundaram, addressed to the state government urging it to impose the ban at the earliest.”We have thought to make Sarfabad a model village in eradicating the use of tobacco in the state. We would soon begin awareness programmes in other villages too. We have given time to the government till August 30. If it does not do anything about it, we would turn this campaign into a movement,” Subodh Yadav, an international wrestler and 2011 Asiad gold-medalist said.Five villages in Noida – Sarfabad, Sorkha, Garhi Chowkhandi and Behlolpur have practised wrestling as a traditional sport and have produced numerous state, national and international players. Sarfabad, with a population of around 10,000, has over 150 professional wrestlers, practising the sport at various forums. Of them, three have wrestled on the international level while around 50 have participated in national events.Though the panchayat has started the campaign against tobacco, it would soon add alcohol to the list to prevent the younger generation of the village from falling prey to wrong practices which can only harm their health, a panchayat member said.last_img read more

Bid adieu to your winter blues

first_imgWinter ushers in all things warm, cozy and festive but the season also demands extra skin care. Experts share precise solutions to ride out the ill-effects of the impending winter. * Keep yourself hydrated: The cold doesn’t only dry out your skin, it attacks from within. Drink lots of water to keep your skin hydrated and healthy as it wards off all the toxins out of the system.* Exfoliate your skin regularly: Use a scrub made of curd and sugar to gently exfoliate your body and remove the layer of dead cells formed on it. Curd is known as a wonderful exfoliator for the skin due to the presence of lactic acid Sugar, on the other hand, is a natural source of glycolic acid that penetrates the skin and breaks down the ‘glue’ that bonds skin cells. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf* Moisturise over damp skin: The key to glowing skin is moisturising from head to toe. Extra care and conditioning can help your skin brave the chill.* Use a good sunscreen: During winters, one common mistake that everyone makes is missing out on a sunscreen. The winters do not stop the UVA and UVB rays of the sun from harming your skin.* Ideal method for hair removal: Waxing and use of creams are a complete no-no. On the contrary, shaving when done right is favoured and faster. Waxing is said to strip off essential oils and natural lipids that are crucial for keeping your skin smooth. It makes skin more susceptible to dryness and peeling.last_img read more

Uber Is Piloting an OnDemand Helicopter Service

first_imgJanuary 18, 2016 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 2 min read Airbus Group has partnered with Uber to offer an on-demand helicopter service.The European airplane manufacturer will be providing Uber with Airbus H125 and H130 helicopters. The new collaboration is being tested at the Sundance Film Festival this week in Utah, according to the Wall Street Journal. “It’s a pilot project,” Airbus chief executive Tom Enders told the publication in an interview, “We’ll see where it goes—but it’s pretty exciting.”Uber has been expanding to incorporate forms of transportation aside from its regular car service, including rickshaws and boats in some countries, and this won’t be the first time the company experiments with helicopters.At the Sundance Film Festival.Airbus Group  airbus-group-n-v  has partnered with Uber  UBER 0.00%  to offer an on-demand helicopter service.The European airplane manufacturer will be providing Uber with Airbus H125 and H130 helicopters. The new collaboration is being tested at the Sundance Film Festival this week in Utah, according to the Wall Street Journal. “It’s a pilot project,” Airbus chief executive Tom Enders told the publication in an interview, “We’ll see where it goes—but it’s pretty exciting.”Uber has been expanding to incorporate forms of transportation aside from its regular car service, including rickshaws and boats in some countries, and this won’t be the first time the company experiments with helicopters.UberChopper, as the new on-demand service is being called, was first tested three years ago in New York, flying customers between Manhattan and the Hamptons. It tested again this past summer at the Cannes Film Festival and the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. Though Enders didn’t divulge any financial details, the rides have previously cost between hundred of dollars and thousands of dollars.  This story originally appeared on Fortune Magazine Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now »last_img read more