REDUCTION IN RATES A SLAP IN THE FACE FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS – COUNCILLOR

first_imgCllr Marie Therese GallagherCounty councillor Marie-Therese Gallagher had slammed the Government for what she said is its continued bias against small medium and indigenous businesses in Donegal.It follows confirmation within Donegal County Council’s Budget Book that a huge reduction in rates has been made for big utility companies.Cllr Gallagher said “A reduction of €688,177 in rates has been applied to utility companies in Donegal. This decision was made by the national valuation office in Dublin. “This is a slap in the face for small medium and indigenous businesses across Donegal. It again shows the priorities of this Government – the typical looking after big business at the expense of local businesses and local services in Donegal.”“I can confidently say that not one of these companies who have received this reduction is struggling to keep the wolf from the door, in complete contrast to our local shops, pubs, hotels and manufacturers.”“My blood has been boiling since I learned of this development; it is typical of this unfair Government’s priorities.”“There is a window of opportunity at the minute to appeal this decision, I would appeal to all members of society to contact their local Government representative, to stop this measure. A countrywide campaign needs to take place, as these cuts to council services have an impact on all our communities.”  REDUCTION IN RATES A SLAP IN THE FACE FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS – COUNCILLOR was last modified: November 11th, 2015 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)last_img read more

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Practice Fusion Partners With Salesforce – But Is Cloud Computing Suitable For Healthcare?

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Is Cloud Computing Suitable for Healthcare?A post on the Practice Fusion blog today asks the question: is “cloud computing” right for health IT? We reported earlier this week that cloud computing is infiltrating virtually every corner of technology right now, but it still has dangers. We noted the recent hacking of Google Docs to steal internal Twitter documents, as one recent high profile example (high profile because the stolen documents were subsequently emailed to some news outlets, some of whom published the ‘hot’ docs). However despite these risks Practice Fusion claims that the cost benefits of cloud computing in healthcare are significant, particularly in its EMR niche:“Cost and poor usability have been cited as the biggest obstacles to adoption of health IT – especially Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems – and has resulted in problematically-low EHR adoption rates. Eliminating this cost, and the IT maintenance burdens that are often beyond the reach of small medical practices, clearly removes these significant roadblocks to EHR adoption.”Security and safety is of course the big potentially negative issue with cloud computing. But Practice Fusion points to several use cases where it says that cloud computing has advantages over desktop apps: disaster-recovery, hacks (because “SaaS providers are able to devote resources to solving security issues that many customers cannot afford”), and privacy. All of those points come down to the premise that a cloud computing / SaaS specialist, such as Practice Fusion, has more expertise, more resources, and is generally better able to deliver those safety and security requirements.That all sounds great in theory, however every case like the Twitter stolen documents one serves to undermine that argument. And there are just too many such cases right now. Nevertheless, we’re sure that over time cloud computing will become ever more secure. It’s clear that Practice Fusion is a young company that is growing well. With Salesforce.com on its side too now, the future looks secure for them. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… richard macmanus A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#cloud computing#health#NYT#Product Reviews#web One year ago we reviewed a new health app called Practice Fusion, a free, web-based EMR (electronic medical record) system for physicians. This week Practice Fusion announced an investment, amount not disclosed, by salesforce.com. They also announced the upcoming launch of their patient health record (PHR) application on Force.com, salesforce.com’s cloud computing platform. With these announcements, now seems an appropriate time for a check-up of Practice Fusion. How is its own health and what are the implications of partnering with salesforce.com?One year after our initial review, the company is still going strong. The product was being promoted in August 2008 as a ‘Google Apps for doctors’, providing patient management, scheduling, secure email and more. However, as we pointed out in our article last year, Practice Fusion is not a competitor to Google Health. Practice Fusion is a physician-centered tool, whereas Google Health and the other bigco services are patient-centered.Practice Fusion currently has “over 18,000 users,” which would appear to be a big increase on the 1,300 medical professionals they had one year ago. The product originally launched in November of 2007, so it’s nearly two years old now. Related Posts last_img read more

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Mesut Ozil’s stunning declaration wins him support on Twitter

first_imgMesut Ozil’s decision to not play for Germany comes as a rude shock for football fans all over the world especially due to the circumstances under which he has taken this call.Ozil on Sunday made a shocking revelation about him facing “racism and disrespect” because of his Turkish roots which is why he will no longer play for the national team.”In the eyes of Grindel and his supporters I am German when we win, but I am an immigrant when we lose,” Ozil wrote in a lengthy statement in English posted on his Twitter account.”It is with a heavy heart and after much consideration that because of recent events, I will no longer be playing for Germany at international level whilst I have this feeling of racism and disrespect.Mesut Ozil, upset with racist abuse, declares he will no longer play for Germany”I used to wear the German shirt with such pride and excitement, but now I don’t. I feel unwanted and think that what I have achieved since my international debut in 2009 has been forgotten,” Ozil said.The past couple of weeks have given me time to reflect, and time to think over the events of the last few months. Consequently, I want to share my thoughts and feelings about what has happened. pic.twitter.com/WpWrlHxx74Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) July 22, 2018II / III pic.twitter.com/Jwqv76jkmdMesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) July 22, 2018III / III pic.twitter.com/c8aTzYOhWUMesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) July 22, 2018Earlier in the day, Ozil released an official statement on Twitter defending his stance over the picture with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan saying it was not politics for him but about “respecting the highest office of my family’s country”.advertisement”My job is a football player and not a politician, and our meeting was not an endorsement of any policies,” Ozil said.Six hours after making his stance clear on the controversial photograph, Ozil said that the treatment he has received from DFB (German Football Association) and many others “makes me no longer want to wear the German national team shirt”.Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan, a team mate also of Turkish descent who posed with Erdogan as well, were also jeered by German fans in warm-up games before the World Cup in Russia.But now that he has decided to retire from international football, Ozil has been receiving a lot of support on social media with the hashtag #IStandWithMesutOzil being one of the top trends on Twitter.People have been tweeting constantly in support of Ozil, who made 92 appearances for Germany and scored 23 goals.#IstandWithMesutOzilI love Ozil@MesutOzil1088Emmanuel Obande (@Emmanuelobande2) July 22, 2018My heart goes out to sympathize with Germany Football Federation for losing this talented, skilled and versatile player to play for the team again. Stop racism, it kills. #IStandWithMesutOzil. @MesutOzil1088 pic.twitter.com/UbVpKYPimYthe red lion (@MukhtarAyagi) July 22, 2018I have never seen or understood why ä humble man who is graceful in all he does can face such a sustained level of hate #IStandWithMesutÔzil @MesutOzil1088You (@IamAmedi) July 22, 2018#IstandWithMesutOzil#racismMustFall.While at it, spare a thought for the People of #Palestine pic.twitter.com/VByLM4UhsZBone Setter (@shandu009) July 22, 2018@MesutOzil1088 you definitely deserve better… this treatment of a legend who has served the national team to glory is not acceptable #Istandwithmesutozil https://t.co/4aplJ5rmMhRamakrishna Bhat (@rnbhat27) July 22, 2018#IStandWithMesutOzil @MesutOzil1088 ohhh to be a Gooner. Youre a hero. Racism has no place in football. Youre always and forever be welcome at our club @Arsenal pic.twitter.com/wURM17Zt3Kadü only (@ffsAdu) July 22, 2018#iStandWithMesutOzil pic.twitter.com/PoQW5EGrU6HawkesBay (Löuche) (@HawkesBay) July 22, 2018I thought we live in a reformed world but the #DFB action speak other wise. Despite winning so much for them. This people are just a bunch of an ingrate.When he win for them he is #German but when he looses he is an #immigrants” #IStandWithMesutOzilIyanu Adegbemile (@maxim_smd) July 22, 2018last_img read more

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Justin Bieber steps down from making songs because of deep rooted issues

first_imgJustin BieberReutersJustin Bieber has apparently stepped down from making any songs for the time being, and fans are not only unhappy about it, but they are concerned for the singer too.Bieber has been under mental stress for quite some time and he has been pretty vocal about it. Recently, the ‘Baby’ singer took to Instagram and informed his fans that he will be focusing on his mental health for the time being.In a lengthy message, the singer starts by addressing his fans’ demands, who all badly want an album from him. “I read a lot of messages saying you want an album,” Bieber started his post. “”I’ve toured my whole teenage life, and early 20s, I realized and as you guys probably saw I was unhappy last tour and I don’t deserve that and you don’t deserve that, you pay money to come and have a lively energetic fun light concert and I was unable emotionally to give you that near the end of the tour,” he wrote.Bieber released his last album, Purpose in 2015 and two years later, he ended his tour early due to “unforeseen circumstances.” Later, he explained to his fans about the reason behind he ending his tour early, “I want my career to be sustainable, but I also want my mind heart and soul to be sustainable,” Bieber wrote. So that I can be the man I want to be, the husband I eventually want to be and the father I want to be,” he further added explaining his mental desire at that point of time. Justin BieberJustin Bieber Official Instagram (justinbieber)Since then he got married to model Hailey Baldwin, and in his recent Instagram post, he tried to explain his current situation by addressing them as “deep-rooted issues.””I have been looking, seeking, trial and error as most of us do, I am now very focused on repairing some of the deep-rooted issues that I have as most of us have, so that I don’t fall apart, so that I can sustain my marriage and be the father I want to be,” Bieber explained.  The popstar later consoled his fans by saying that “Music is very important to me but nothing comes before my family and my health. I will come with a kick a** album ASAP, my swag is undeniable and my drive is indescribable his love is supernatural his grace is that reliable…. the top is where I reside period whether I make music or not the king said so,” Bieber said. “But I will come with a vengeance believe that.”last_img read more

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Game of Thrones season 8 episode 4 leaked on torrent websites

first_imgGame of Thrones season 8 episode 4Game of Thrones (@gameofthrones/Instagram)Game of Thrones season 8 episode 4 “The Last of the Starks” is leaked on multiple torrent websites hours before its official release on HBO and other streaming sites like Hotstar and Sky Atlantic. As of now, HD-720p is currently available for illegal streaming on several online websites.When it comes to piracy and illegal download, it won’t be wrong to say that Game of Thrones is the king. Millions of fans choose to download the episodes from torrent website. Apart from downloading the episodes, illegal sharing of content is also very common these days. The torrent download and illegal streaming affect the studio in the long run and as many states that this is not a healthy practice.Game of Thrones season 8 episodes were made available online by hackers just after the release of the episodes. Episode 2 “Knight of the Seven Kingdoms” was apparently leaked online before the streaming of it on HBO by Amazon Germany. The mistake was soon rectified but fans were quick to grab screenshots of the episode and they spoiled the content by posting them on social media websites.At the same time, there are hundreds of subreddits available where fans are currently discussing and sharing the illegal Game of Thrones season 8 episode 4 as the recent episode is being leaked in Thailand. It won’t be long when 1080p versions of Game of Thrones’ latest episode will be made available for illegal downloading.Game of Thrones season 8 episode 4 featured the aftermath of Game of Thrones season 8 episode 3 “The Long Night.” As revealed from the released promo, Jon Snow and others first burnt the body of every dead being in order to protect the living. We all know that Night King is dead and his origin story will be discussed in Game of Thrones spinoff. That being said, there are several theories that suggest that Night King will return before HBO’s epic fantasy series will wrap this May.That being said, Game of Thrones season 8 episode 4 “The Last of the Starks” is also important for one other thing — this would be the first time when Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow will talk about Jon’s real parentage. If Daenerys agrees to Bran Stark and Samwell Tarly’s statements then she will be accompanying Jon in his battle against Cersei Lannister else she will end all of her connection with her romantic partner and will march alone to defeat Euron Greyjoy’s army.last_img read more

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Hong Kong protesters disrupt train services

first_imgAnti-extradition bill demonstrators block the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) train in Hong Kong, China on 30 July. Photo: ReutersHundreds of Hong Kong protesters blocked train services during the early morning rush hour on Tuesday, causing commuter chaos in the latest anti-government campaign to roil the former British colony.What started three months ago as rallies against an extradition bill that would have allowed people in Hong Kong to be sent to mainland China for trial, has now morphed into a wider backlash against the city’s government and its political masters in Beijing.Protests have occurred almost daily, sometimes with little notice, disrupting business, piling pressure on Hong Kong’s beleaguered government and stretching the city’s police force, which some have accused of using excessive force.Activists blocked train doors, playing havoc with services and forcing hundreds of people to stream out of railway stations in search of alternative transport.”We don’t know how long we are going to stay here, we don’t have a leader, as you can see this is a mass movement now,” said Sharon, a 21-year-old masked protester who declined to give her full name. “It’s not our intention to inconvenience people, but we have to make the authorities understand why we protest. We will continue with this as long as need.”Others chanted, “Liberate Hong Kong,” and “Revolution of our Time”.Rail operator MTR Corp said some services had been disrupted and urged people to seek other forms of transport.Hong Kong, which returned to China in 1997, is embroiled in its worst political crisis for decades after two months of increasingly violent protests that have posed one of the gravest populist challenges to Communist Party rulers in Beijing.China on Monday reiterated its support for Hong Kong’s embattled leader, Carrie Lam, and its police and urged Hong Kong people to oppose violence.The latest protest follows a demonstration at the Chinese-ruled city’s international airport on Friday and violent protests at the weekend when activists clashed with police who fired rubber bullets, tear gas and sponge grenades – a crowd-control weapon.Minor scuffles broke out between protesters and commuters as some grew frustrated over the train stoppage.”It’s so inconvenient and annoying, really. I am in hurry to work, to make a living. Will you give away your salary to me?” said a 64-year-old man surnamed Liu.last_img read more

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Organic flash memory developed

first_img Citation: Organic flash memory developed (2009, December 17) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-12-memory.html (PhysOrg.com) — Researchers at the University of Tokyo have developed a non-volatile memory that has the same basic structure as a flash memory but is made from cheap, flexible, organic materials. Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Flash memory devices store data electrically in silicon transistors. The information can be written and read quickly and is retained in memory even when power is removed. This makes flash memory useful for devices such as cameras, USB drives, and MP3 players. If a flexible flash memory can be developed it could find application in large-area devices such as large area sensors, displays, or actuators with flash memory built-in.The organic flash memory was developed by a team of scientists led by Professor Takeo Someya, of the Department of Engineering and Information Systems at the University of Tokyo. The device uses an array of 26 x 26 memory cells on a plastic polyethylene naphthalate (PEN) resin sheet substrate that is flexible enough to be curved to a radius of only 6 mm without causing electrical or mechanical problems.The device is called an organic flash memory device because it has the same kind of floating-gate transistors as those used for silicon-based flash memories. A floating gate is a component of the transistor that is fully enclosed by a thin insulating material called a gate dielectric, which isolates it electrically and allows it to retain its charge for years (in silicon devices). If a large voltage is applied an electronic charge can be brought on to the floating gate and it remains there until the charge is erased when a voltage of opposite polarity is applied. Professor Someya said the challenge for an organic memory device is finding a suitable insulating material to electrically isolate the floating gate in which the charges are stored. The layer has to be thin enough to allow charge to be transferred to the floating gate but must not melt during assembly. The insulating layer prevents the electrons leaking away and consequent degradation of the data.The insulating film was made using a two nanometer thick self-assembled monolayer (SAM) and a four nanometer layer of aluminum oxide formed by oxidizing the surface of the aluminum floating gate.The erasing voltage of the memory is around 6V, while the reading voltage is only 1 V, and these voltages are considerably lower than those of organic memories developed previously. Data can be written to and erased from the memory over one thousand times, which is much less than the 100,000 times for silicon flash memory.The organic flash memory’s disadvantage is its short memory retention time of just 24 hours, but the researchers think this could be improved by using a SAM with a longer molecular length, and reducing the size of the transistors.The results of the research were published in the December 11 issue of the journal Science. © 2009 PhysOrg.com More information: Organic Nonvolatile Memory Transistors for Flexible Sensor Arrays, Tsuyoshi Sekitani et al., Science 11 December 2009:Vol. 326. no. 5959, pp. 1516 – 1519; DOI: 10.1126/science.1179963 The polyethylene naphthalate resin sheet with a memory array. Carbon Nanotubes with a Memorylast_img read more

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Horsetrading allegations Yadav comes in defence of Kejriwal

first_imgCalling as “sting-fest” emergence of certain audio clips purportedly featuring Kejriwal’s voice, Yadav said “innocuous conversations” were being presented as stings to “discredit” AAP.”One incident is being used to discredit the entire movement. Now innocuous conversations are also being presented as stings. Big accusations are flying sans any evidence. The media is happy to dish it all with a glee,” a post on his Facebook page said.”Whatever our internal differences, no one from this movement can possibly enjoy let alone join this mudslinging. All of us must join hands to preserve the organisationl unity and ethical integrity of this movement,” it added. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJIThis assumes significant as Yadav and Prashant Bhushan, who were ousted from AAP’s Political Affairs Committee, have been at odds with the party leadership over various issues including efforts to form a government with the help of Congress last year.Former party Member of Legislative Assembly Rajesh Garg on Wednesday had accused Kejriwal of trying to poach six Congress MLAs to form government last year following which the party’s prominent Mumbai face Anjali Damania quit the party. Also Read – Health remains key challenge in India’s development: KovindOn Friday former Congress legislator Asif Mohammed Khan alleged that a senior AAP leader had offered him a ministerial berth in return for support.”The manthan in the last few days has produced good deal of visha; it’s time now for amrita. Or so I hope,” he said.Yadav, who had also issued a joint letter with Bhushan rejecting the allegations of anti-party activities against them, wondered whether “powerful forces” were behind the tumult in the party. “… Is this situation playing into the hands of those powerful forces who would rather that the idea of AAP is nipped in the bud?,” he asked adding the need to “resist” such designs.”The spate of attacks on the party in the last two days can only evoke deep anguish. Have received messages from thousands of volunteers. Everyone is hurt and pained,” he said.Meanhwile, Shahid Azad –who was a part of the AAP’s minority wing –, and who leaked the Kejriwal audio, said he just wanted to bring to the notice the issues discussed by the top leadership.”The real intention is not to disrespect or harm the party. I just want to point out the party leadership talking about various issues between them.”They talk about eradication of communal politics, which is one of our ideals to achieve. I want this issue to be discussed. This audio tape is only confined to that extent and nothing else,” Azad saidlast_img read more

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Mexico through the lens of Szalay

first_img‘Mexico in the World Heritage’ – a collection of stunning photographs showcasing the architecture, art, and culture of the country – are on display at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, until September 14.Organised by The Embassy of Mexico in India, the collection has images captured by Mexican photographer Adalberto Ríos Szalay in which he highlights the sites and practices of the country that have been listed as World Heritage by UNESCO. Mexico is ranked in 7th place by UNESCO for its cultural and natural sites that are of remarkable value to humanity. In Mexico, there are 35 sites included in the list as of 2018: 27 cultural sites, 6 natural sites, and 2 mixed sites. Additionally, Mexico has 9 listed intangible cultural heritage of humanity. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThis exhibition aims to initiate creative dialogues between Mexico and India and explore the opportunities of knowledge exchange on restoration, conservation, and promotion of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Mexico, as India, is one of the finest examples of the complexity of these processes and of the gradual formation and transformation of the idea of cultural heritage. The exhibition is open from 11 am to 7 pm every day. (Except Monday)last_img read more

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