Thieves broke into the Aura Leisure Centre in Letterkenny overnight.The gang are understood to have gained entry through a side door and attempted to steal a number of items.Management at the centre have been forced to close the swimming pool area until further notice. Garda forensic experts are this morning carrying out a full investigation into the break-in.Clubs and individuals looking to use the pool earlier this morning were told that the pool was closed temporarily.The gym area of the popular centre remains open, however.Staff are currently undertaking a stock-take of the premises to see what exactly is missing. More to follow on this story.Breaking: Forensic examination after Aura Leisure Centre broken into was last modified: May 2nd, 2019 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:Aura Leisure CentreburglarydonegalletterkennySWIMMING read more
IDC recently conducted a survey of IT consumerization trends on behalf Unisys. The survey found that consumerization is well underway – among the findings is the fact that 95% of the workers who responded have used technology they purchased themselves for work. However, there is a disconnect between employees and employers about how consumer technologies are used in the enterprise. Related Posts 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now klint finley There were 2,820 information worker respondents from ten different countries and 610 employer respondents (C-level executives, vice presidents, director-level IT personnel, and business-unit level executives) from the same countries. You can read a summary of the findings here.Findings from the study:Employers don’t seem to know how many or what consumer technologies are in use in their workplace. Workers report using consumer devices at twice the rate employers reported.Workers are dissatisfied with the level of support IT provides for consumer technologies.Employees think their employers are more permissive of the use of consumer technologies than the employers actually are. Most workers, 67%, say they can access non-work-related websites, but only 44% of employers say their employees can access non-work-related sites. Meanwhile, 52% of workers say that can store personal data on the company network, but only 37% of employers say this is the case.Although employers want to increase the business use of social networking in the next year, few are integrating those technologies into existing enterprise applications.Many organizations (40%) lack guidelines for social media use in the workplace.Even though 95% of employees use self-purchased technologies for work, 70% employers want to buy standardized technologies for them. Also, 57% employers said they were unlikely to start a stipend program to pay for employee purchases within the next two years.Tech savvy workers want to work for tech-savvy employers, but only about 1/3 of employers recognize this.Unisys believes the consumerization of IT is leading to a “fourth wave” of corporate productivity. The waves, according to Unisys, are:First wave – Henry Ford’s invention of the assembly line.Second wave – The Japanese model of Kaizen – continuous, incremental improvements in process.Third wave – The Chinese model of mass production, low prices and global domination.Fourth wave – Bottom up productivity enabled by constantly connected workers.According to the Unisys, the results of the survey prove that workers want to use the devices and technologies they are comfortable with, but have little understanding of “the security risks, management issues, and policy and governance implications that arise from mass introduction of consumer devices and applications into the workplace.”Meanwhile, IT is stuck in a top-down command and control paradigm.Unisys recommends IT departments prioritize the following initiatives:Managing and supporting consumer devices.Securing data from criminals, malware and other threats.Offering the sort of technology experience users have come to expect from consumer technologies.Handling a four-fold increase in transaction load that is expected to come with the introduction of new devices and applications.Attracting and retaining the younger generation of workers. Tags:#enterprise#Trends IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… read more
GLENDALE, AZ – DECEMBER 30: Running back Saquon Barkley #26 of the Penn State Nittany Lions looks on during the second half of the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl against the Washington Huskies at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 30, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. The Penn State Nittany Lions won 35-28. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)Penn State just scored to take a 20-7 lead over Buffalo early in the fourth quarter in Happy Valley. The Nittany Lions’ reached the end zone on a short pass from Christian Hackenberg to DaeSean Hamilton, but it was freshman running back Saquon Barkley who did the heavy lifting on the scoring drive.Barkley ripped off a 33-yard gain, and on the ensuing play, took a hand-off and dashed through the middle of the Buffalo defense. A Bull defender tried to tackle him low, and it was a bad idea. Barkley hurdled him cleanly in an impressive display of athleticism. Penn State has something going with true freshman Saquon Barkley at RB. What a hurdle. pic.twitter.com/zNHx3L0QeM— Dr. Saturday (@YahooDrSaturday) September 12, 2015That was sick. Barkley has been a definite bright spot for a PSU offense still looking to find itself. read more
The St. Louis Blues won Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final Monday night, tying their series with the Boston Bruins at two wins apiece. Before the series began, the Blues had never won a Stanley Cup Final game.1They made the final in each of their first three seasons in existence, but were swept each time. Now, they’re just two wins away from lifting the Cup.Then again, so are the Bruins. Yet the stats suggest it’s the Blues that are dominating the series (yes, even with a 7-2 loss thrown in).The Blues have dominated possession in the final. The Blues controlled possession 61 percent of the time in Game 4, according to Corsi percentage, which uses shot attempts to estimate a team’s possession rate. Aside from Game 1 the Blues have been winning the possession battle throughout the series: They controlled possession 58 percent of the time in Game 2, and despite getting embarrassed on home ice, controlled possession 61 percent of the time in Game 3.Controlling the puck has been key because the Blues haven’t been able to depend on their goalie. Rookie Jordan Binnington has been solid for the Blues in goal this postseason, but his performance in Game 3 was disastrous. He gave up five goals on just 19 shots, and recorded his fourth Really Bad Start (RBS)2Really Bad Starts is a stat that tracks when a goalie saves less than 85 percent of shots faced in a given game. When a goalie records a Really Bad Start, his team has just a 10 percent chance of winning. of the postseason. Limiting the time the Bruins spent on the attack — and therefore limiting the Bruins’ ability to steamroll an inexperienced goalie in consecutive games — allowed Binnington to bounce back from one of the worst starts of his career.The Bruins’ inability to generate scoring opportunities is an alarming trend for them in this series. An uncharacteristically awful Binnington and the Bruins’ sublime power play in Game 3 masked the fact that Boston only took 24 shots on goal. It’s unsustainable to expect 7 of 24 to go in every night. They managed just 23 shots in games 2 and 4, and lost on both occasions. The Bruins will have to find a way to possess more of the puck, and direct more shots toward Binnington’s goal, if they want to regain the lead they keep relinquishing in this series.Of course, some of this can be explained away by injuries to the Boston back line. The Bruins lost Matt Grzelcyk to a concussion in Game 2, and had to play more than two full regulation periods and overtime with only five defensemen. And in Game 4, captain Zdeno Chara took a shot to the face in the second period. Blood poured from his mouth as he made his way off the ice and down the tunnel. Chara eventually returned to the bench, his helmet equipped with a full face mask, but he never returned to the ice.The Bruins may find some small consolation in the fact that they haven’t yet been beaten in the series when they’ve had a full, healthy bench. But they’ll hope Grzelcyk and Chara, two of their best six defensemen, can get healthy quickly. Otherwise, the Blues might finally make history. read more
OSU coach Urban Meyer stands on the field during the Fiesta Bowl against Notre Dame on Jan. 1 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. OSU won 44-28. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorIf the temperature eclipsing 70 degrees in Columbus wasn’t enough of a sign that spring is on the doorstep, Ohio State made it clear with the first of its spring practices on Tuesday.After working through drills during the morning, OSU coach Urban Meyer addressed the media at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.Here are three key takeaways from the coach’s media session.Not quite readyWith the rather quick turnaround from the culmination of the previous season to the beginning of spring workouts and practices, it stands to reason that several players who dealt with injuries during the season or offseason might not be ready for action right away.For the Buckeyes, that number of players is in the double digits.Meyer said 11 players who figure to be significant contributors in 2016 are not yet ready to practice full speed or at all. That number includes OSU’s top three receivers on the depth chart: redshirt sophomore Noah Brown, redshirt senior Corey Smith and junior Curtis Samuel. Meyer said Brown and Smith will not be able to play at all in the spring.The coach said another receiver, redshirt freshman K.J. Hill, can do everything but catch as he deals with a wrist injury.Also absent at the onset of spring practice are two of OSU’s top safeties, juniors Erick Smith and Cam Burrows. Meyer said Burrows will go “a little bit later” in the spring while Erick Smith will not take part in live action but is doing run-throughs. Both safeties were lost for the season midway through 2015.Some of the other banged-up players Meyer mentioned include junior cornerback Damon Webb, who has a “slight muscle strain” but is expected to return after spring break, and redshirt junior defensive end Tyquan Lewis, who is “done” for the spring with a shoulder injury.He also said freshman offensive lineman Tyler Gerald and redshirt freshman linebacker Nick Conner are out for the spring, while redshirt freshman linebacker Justin Hilliard is currently unable to tackle with a bicep injury. Another true freshman, defensive end Malik Barrow, is also out for the spring with a knee injury.Following ZekeOf the 16 starters who departed Columbus shortly after the Fiesta Bowl in January, it is difficult to argue that any is a more potent loss than Ezekiel Elliott.The running back carried the ball for more than 1,800 yards in 2015 and added 23 touchdowns. His blocking ability and passion for the game were also sources of pride that Meyer brought up time and time again throughout last season.Alas, Elliott is awaiting his NFL draft selection in late April, and OSU must move on with finding his replacement.While Meyer said he expects four players to see a significant number of carries in practice and throughout the season, he singled out two as the candidates for the starting job: redshirt senior Bri’onte Dunn and redshirt freshman Mike Weber, with the coach giving the former a slight edge based on seniority.“Bri’onte’s a senior, so I’d like to see him take the first swing. I think the guy behind him is pretty good too, Mike Weber,” Meyer said. “I guess you’d hope that it’d be Bri’onte Dunn taking the first snap of the first game of the season, but I know the kid behind him is pretty good, too.”Dunn carried the ball 15 times for 95 yards and a touchdown in 2015, primarily at the ends of blowouts. Weber did not step on the field due to a torn meniscus before the season, though Meyer often talked of him debuting throughout the year.A pair of H-backs, Samuel and senior Dontre Wilson, are expected to also get reps at running back, Meyer said, though he plans to use both more in a receiver role.“I’d see four guys carrying the ball for us right now in the fall,” Meyer said.Area to monitorDuring spring and summer practice a year ago, Meyer mentioned the offensive and defensive lines as the areas he had the most concern about.Now, he is still keeping a very close eye on one of those units.After losing three of the four starters on the defensive line, including All-American Joey Bosa, coupled with Lewis being out for the spring, Meyer said there could be a lot of movement along the defensive-line depth chart between now and September.Two of the players who Meyer is counting on to step up are yet to even stand on the sideline of a college football game as anything other than a prospective recruit: Nick Bosa and Jonathon Cooper.“D-line is the one where there has to be a year of development. … I think we’re counting on one guy who’s not here yet, Bosa, he’s going to be in the rotation. Cooper, he’s probably going to be in the rotation,” Meyer said.Nick Bosa, the younger brother of Joey, and Cooper were each considered five-star defensive end prospects, with Cooper already arriving on campus as an early enrollee. Bosa is still recovering from an ACL tear he sustained in November. With those two, along with Lewis and redshirt sophomore Sam Hubbard occupying the ends of the line, Meyer said a pair of players who are “going to have to play for us” have been shifted to the interior: redshirt freshmen Jashon Cornell and Dre’Mont Jones.After Tuesday’s drills, there are 13 more spring practices, which are all building toward OSU’s annual spring game. The scrimmage is set to be played at Ohio Stadium on April 16. read more
Cristiano Ronaldo has declined to comment on his international future following Portugal’s World Cup exit at the hands of Uruguay on SaturdayThe five-time Ballon’Or winner’s mission to win football’s most prestigious trophy in his fourth attempt came to a sudden end at the Fisht Stadium with an Edinson Cavani brace sending Ronaldo and his Portugal teammates home in a 2-1 defeat to Uruguay at the last of 16 stage.The Real Madrid superstar will be 37 for the next World Cup and is being doubted over whether he will be participating at Qatar in four years time.But for now, he refused to divulge on any information in regards to his international future.Fiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“Now is not the time to talk about the future of players and coaches,” said Ronaldo, according to Sky Sports.However, the 33-year-old remains optimistic over the future of the Portugal squad.“We have a fantastic group, young and with a lot of ambition and for that reason I think the team will remain strong,” he added.Ronaldo finished what could be his final World Cup campaign with four goals. read more
The Turkish footballer has spent 18 months with Roma in the Italian Lega Serie A and he feels well adjusted to the team now.Turkish right winger Cengiz Under started his professional career with Altinordu in 2014 in the Turkish second division.But his good performances at the club gained him a transfer to the Turkish Super Lig team Istanbul Basaksehir.And after only one season, he moved to Roma in the Italian Lega Serie A in 2017.“We have made it to the round of 16 and will play Porto on Tuesday. It will be a difficult game and we will do our best to win,” he said to the UEFA official website.“I hope we can beat them and match or even surpass the success we had last year.”“We want to reach the quarter-finals; we showed that we could do this last year by reaching the semi-finals and knocking out Barcelona. We can also do the same this year,” he added.“Every footballer’s dream is to play in the Champions League. As a child, I could only watch the first halves of the games shown at 21:45 in Turkey; I would have to go to bed before the second half.”“The most memorable game for me was the 2005 Liverpool v AC Milan final that ended 3-3 and then went to penalties. It was a very big match that was played in Istanbul,” he recalled.Serie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“Before I came here [in the summer of 2017] I was in pre-season with Basaksehir in Slovenia.”“I was waiting for some news from my agent during the night and could not sleep after I had received it,” he continued.“I had to return to Istanbul in the morning to pack my bags and fly out to Rome. I was extremely nervous. One of my biggest dreams was to play in one of Europe’s biggest teams and I was able to turn this into reality by signing for Roma.”“When I first arrived, the team were on tour in the United States and I stayed in Rome because I didn’t have a visa,” he explained.“I was going to have my first training session and [sporting director] Monchi asked me to come into the changing room.”“When I arrived, Francesco Totti was there, and I felt very nervous. We took a picture and I when I got back home I put that picture up on social media. He is every footballer’s idol, including mine,” he concluded.Çalışkanlığını ve yeteneklerini biliyorum, umarım şans da asla peşini bırakmaz kardeşim. Hem @ibfk2014’e hem de sana hayırlı olsun! Her zaman arkandayız, takipteyiz @AlicanOzfesli! pic.twitter.com/me6rl4Otwo— Cengiz Ünder (@cengizunder) January 9, 2019 read more
Troopers shortly after noon Monday received a call that a sedan was found overturned along the highway near Upper Trail Lake at Mile 33.8. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享UPDATE 12:00 p.m.:The driver involved in the fatal motor vehicle accident has been identified as Gary A. Barnett, age 47, of Anchorage. The NOK has been notified. Investigation is ongoing. ORIGINAL STORY:A man died Monday in a crash on the Seward Highway. Alaska State Troopers say the man’s name will be released after next of kin has been notified. Emergency medical responders declared the man inside dead. Troopers are investigating the circumstances. This is a developing story.