Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+ €35,000 in funding has been announced today for Donegal as part of the Department of Rural and Community Development’s Digital Innovation Programme.Over €450,000 has been allocated to local authorities across the country to deliver 13 pilot digital initiatives.The funding for Donegal will go towards improving a Mobile Coverage Blackspot at Malin Beg.The projects aim to benefit rural and urban communities through digital technology. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Homepage BannerNews Facebook Previous articleEx Donegal priest sentenced to 9 months after assaulting girlNext articleDonegal receives €2.4m to enhance historial maritime tourism News Highland €35,000 allocated to deliver digital pilot initiative at Malin Beg Twitter Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp By News Highland – November 2, 2018 Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Harps come back to win in Waterford Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic
The city-university connection, long an important relationship able to spark innovation, promote collaboration and research, and transform lives on a broad scale, was the focus of a daylong symposium at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Oct. 21.The crowded event drew officials from Harvard and the city of Boston, as well as attendees from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors for a series of panels and discussions on topics including violence, technology, education, public health, innovation and research, and ways to further cooperation.“My breath has been taken away” by the event, said Lizabeth Cohen, Radcliffe’s interim dean and Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies. She praised sessions that offered new ideas from a variety of perspectives. The event, titled “Reimagining the City-University Connection: Integrating Research, Policy, and Practice,” was developed in collaboration with the Harvard Kennedy School‘s (HKS) Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston and the city of Boston.The issue of trust emerged as a major theme.In a session on violence, Anthony Braga, a senior research fellow in the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management at HKS and a professor of criminal justice at Rutgers University, described his work as chief policy adviser to Boston’s police commissioner. For 17 years, Braga has worked closely with the Boston Police Department (BPD) on initiatives, including the prevention of gang violence, the disruption of illegal gun markets, and prisoner re-entry programs. The ongoing collaboration allows him to explore “academic and theoretical questions,” like the distribution of violence across the city. Such work also aids the department, he said, allowing it to employ resources more effectively.In a session on violence, Anthony Braga (left), a senior research fellow in the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management at HKS, noted that for 17 years he has worked closely with the Boston Police Department on initiatives such as the prevention of gang violence. Paula Johnson (right), an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School was the moderator of the panel.Braga said strong relationships are paramount. He makes it a point to attend major BPD meetings, he accompanies patrols, and he tries to be sensitive to the political and operational environments in which the officers work so “I can develop that trust.Building such trust is a fundamental part of a police officer’s work, said Daniel Linskey, BPD superintendent-in-chief. But establishing it with Braga was important in making sure the collaboration was a success.“Having somebody that can come into our organization and look at it with outside eyes and have us look at things a different way is priceless. The nature of violent crime is bigger than the police department. It involves the community and it involves the academic community as well. … [Braga] had to build trust with us, the senior leaders in the police department, to make sure that he was giving us good guidance, and good information … and he built trust up and down the line with the police, with the cop on the street.”City government has to “have enough trust itself to let in outsiders,” said Edward L. Glaeser, director of the Rappaport Institute and Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics. Glaser, who led a panel called “Lessons and Challenges of City-University Connections,” said colleges have much to learn from cities, and added that those relationships also only work if they are “mutually beneficial.University administrators described strategies for developing close connections with surrounding communities. Henry S. Webber, executive vice chancellor for administration at Washington University in Saint Louis, said that as one of the largest private employers in the region, a priority is to contribute to economic growth and partnerships in the area. The university also aims to promote public discussions of key issues, and to apply its academic strength to areas like entrepreneurship and innovation, public health, and public education. Webber has instituted programs that involve the university in the area’s public education system, including an extensive training program for St. Louis public school principals.Harvard Provost Alan Garber addressed a group of attendees during a reception following the event. He acknowledged the vital role that city-university connections play in addressing critical issues such as violence and poverty. Cities “can tell us much more about what we should be studying, and we can learn by talking to one another,” he said.Examples of such dialogue included the work of various ongoing collaborations between university partners and the city of Boston that were also on display during the reception.Some Harvard graduate students discussed their collaborations, including research being conducted by HKS’s Ash Center in collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The study explores how regular information and updates about predicted arrival times of Boston’s commuter rail trains affect the behavior and attitudes of riders.
Total E&P Netherland, a Dutch subsidiary of the French oil giant Total, will charter the Bibby WaveMaster 1 offshore support vessel.The ‘Walk to Work’(W2W) service operation vessel, owned by Bibby Marine Services , will start its contract with Total in April 2018 through to October 2018 with options to extend up to 3 years.“Total made a conscious decision to explore and utilise the innovation and efficiencies developed for the Offshore Wind market and use them in the Oil & Gas market. The comfort, logistics flows and ‘access certainty’ of Bibby WaveMaster 1 were key influencers in their decision,” Bibby Marine Services said in a statement on Friday.Total will use Bibby WaveMaster 1 to replace jack-ups and helicopters and provide W2W access to gas platforms in the southern North Sea. The vessel will provide accommodation for up to 90 pax including crew.The vessel, built by Damen, was completed earlier this year.The Bibby WaveMaster 1, the first of Damen’s purpose-built Service Operations Vessels (SOV) with Walk-to-Work (W2W) capability, was officially launched at Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania on March 24th.
The two Arsenal men linked up again as Englishman Walcott drilled low into the net to complete a swift team move.Basel goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik made good saves to deny Sanchez and Hector Bellerin, with Birkir Bjarnason coming close for the visitors.Arsene Wenger’s side are now unbeaten in eight games in all competitions since losing to Liverpool on the opening day of the season.The sublime skill and movement of attacking trio Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Walcott, who already has five goals this season, was too much for Basel to handle and the margin of victory could have far more emphatic.Santi Cazorla controlled the tempo of the game with 94 passes – more than any other player on the pitch – while centre-backs Laurent Koscielny and Shkodran Mustafi were largely untroubled.Elsewhere on the night, Celtic claimed their first Champions League Group C point as Pep Guardiola’s perfect record in charge of Manchester City was ended with a draw in Glasgow.The hosts led twice in the first half, Moussa Dembele diverting in Erik Sviatchenko’s header and Kieran Tierney forcing an own goal by Raheem Sterling.Fernandinho’s strike brought City level first time and Sterling showed composure to net the visitors’ second.Nolito equalised for the visitors again after Dembele had netted on the turn.Barcelona’s win over Borussia Monchengladbach in Germany keeps the Spaniards top of the group with City two points behind in second. The top two meet in Barcelona on 19 October.Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic hold a one-point advantage over bottom side Gladbach going into their meeting in Glasgow.The electricity was crackling around Celtic Park even before a ball had been kicked, the home crowd unleashing noise and colour and every ounce of passion in their bodies on the visitors. All of that emotion came thundering in again when Dembele stunned City.Scott Sinclair’s free-kick, James Forrest’s first-time cross, Sviatchenko’s diving header and in off Dembele – already a Celtic cult hero at the tender age of 20. In attack, and defence, Dembele was terrific.In those opening minutes City looked like a team that were not ready for Celtic’s intensity. They looked a bit shocked to be involved in a fight. Class will out, though. Fernandinho equalised after latching on to Aleksandar Kolarov’s shot and the epic was truly up and running.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUETheo Walcott scored twice as Arsenal put in a dominant home display against Basel in the Champions League.It took the Gunners just six minutes to open the scoring as Walcott headed in from Alexis Sanchez’s cutback.