UPROAR AS COMMUNITY LEFT WITHOUT BROADBAND – OR EVEN AN EXCUSE!

first_imgA Donegal community has been left without broadband for the past week – and got no notification that a problem had arisen.Glenswilly was left with the 3 Ireland signal leaving hundreds of householders with no internet connection.Cllr James McDaid said he has failed to get any reasonable response from the company. Cllr. McDaid said, “In New Mills, six miles outside of Letterkenny the quality of broadband is so weak as to be of no use in most instances. If you live beyond the reach of Eircom’s fibre network, you have three options: mobile broadband, fixed wireless or satellite.“Eircom’s Broadband Network Upgrade information pack makes no mention of New Mills, Glenswilly, Churchill, Glendowan, Gartan, Trentagh or Termon and other parts of Donegal are in a similar situation.“Eircom says they are investing over €12million in a high speed broadband network in Donegal. Over 20,000 homes and businesses in the county can access the high speed network now.“When completed next year more than 51,000 will have access to high speed broadband network. 59 different areas are named for the upgraded service. However far too many areas with poor service are now excluded and there are no plans for any improvement. “Having raised the issue in Lifford last year and previously written to the minister for communications to explain the situation, the reply has been a waste of space. Nobody can guarantee me that broadband will be delivered to all rural areas any time soon. I have been in contact with 3 Ireland and Eircom and I’m still waiting for answers.“I will certainly be keeping pressure on them to try and improve this service because it a real drawback to people living in rural areas. Its as if we are second-class citizens.“We have heard so much about the rollout of fibre broadband to rural areas to put us on a par with the rest of the country but the opposite is happening. The lack of any quality broadband service is a huge hindrance to the promotion and development of this county.“While 3 advertises speeds of up to 21Mps few customers achieve anything like this. Their own speed tests reveal an average performance for the year of 4Mbps. Individual customers report huge variations in the quality of the service. Speeds are substantially dependent on how many customers are using the internet in any particular ‘cell’, at any particular time.“We are 43rd in the world for Internet speeds. Our network is inconsistent and Ireland’s average broadband speed ranks 43rd internationally, behind Lithuania, Romania and Bulgaria which says something else entirely,” added Cllr. McDaid. UPROAR AS COMMUNITY LEFT WITHOUT BROADBAND – OR EVEN AN EXCUSE! was last modified: March 5th, 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)Tags:broadbandCllr James McDaidDonegal 3 Irelandglenswillylast_img read more

Arunachal safe as China river barrier breaches again

first_imgThe Disaster Management Department in Arunachal Pradesh on Wednesday marked the central part of the State safe after water from Tibet’s Yarlung Tsangpo river over-topped a landslide-induced barrier in the morning and started flowing downstream.Landslide in MilinA landslide in the Milin section of the river had created a 1.7 km barrier at 11 a.m. on October 29, temporarily blocking the flow of water towards Arunachal Pradesh. A landslide of bigger intensity in the same section on October 17 had created a 3.5 km barrier.The Yarlung Tsangpo becomes the Siang after entering India and flows through three districts of Arunachal Pradesh — Upper Siang, Siang and East Siang — before meeting two other rivers to form the Brahmaputra in Assam downstream.Water over-topping“We received information from China via the Central Water Commission that the accumulated water began over-topping the Milin section barrier at 9.30 a.m. The water reached Tuting in Upper Siang at 5.55 p.m. and is likely to reach Pasighat (on Arunachal Pradesh-Assam border) at 3 a.m. on Thursday,” said Bidol Tayeng, Arunachal Pradesh Disaster Management Department secretary.Second breach Mr. Tayeng said that the force and volume of the water were less than that on October 19 when the barrier formed on Yarlung Tsangpo 13 days ago had breached.However, the heads of the districts through which the Siang river meanders have been asked to ensure people do not venture out to the river for any purpose until the flow of water becomes normal.last_img read more

Lakers shred Heat defense, stay hot with easy win

first_imgLos Angeles Lakers guard Isaiah Thomas, left, battles for the ball with Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Miami. The Lakers defeated the Heat 131-113. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)MIAMI — Isaiah Thomas scored a season-high 29 points, Julius Randle added 25 and the Los Angeles Lakers continued their surge by topping the Miami Heat 131-113 on Thursday night.Brandon Ingram added 19, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 18 and Kyle Kuzma finished with 16 for the Lakers, who won in Miami for the first time since Feb. 10, 2008. The Lakers shot 59 percent and were 16 of 29 from 3-point range.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Heat: Derrick Jones Jr. was recalled from Sioux Falls before the game, but his flight through Chicago was delayed and he was inactive. Thursday won’t count toward the 45-day allotment on his two-way contract. … Wade made his first six shots, meaning he was 17 of 23 in a stretch of about seven quarters going back to Saturday.HART’S HANDLakers rookie guard Josh Hart isn’t guaranteed a return this season, now that he’s dealing with a broken bone in his left hand. He was hurt in practice Wednesday, returned to Los Angeles and won’t be evaluated for another 2-3 weeks. “If he is healthy and ready to play with a couple weeks left, then we will get him back on the court,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said.HEAT INJURIESMiami was without guards Tyler Johnson and Wayne Ellington, both of whom suffered left quadriceps contusions in Tuesday’s win over Philadelphia.UP NEXTLakers: Visit San Antonio on Saturday.Heat: Host Detroit on Saturday. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH A 12-0 spurt in the opening minutes put the Lakers up 20-7 before the game was 4 1/2 minutes old, but the Heat immediately answered with a 17-2 run of their own to go up 24-22.Miami ended the opening quarter leading 36-33. From there, it was all Lakers.Los Angeles scored 21 of the next 25 points to take a 54-40 lead, wound up taking a 73-62 lead into halftime and stretched the margin to 16 on a pair of free throws by Randle midway through the third.From there, the margin was never in doubt. The Lakers went up by 22 in the fourth, and the lead wasn’t trimmed below 13 the rest of the way.TIP-INSLakers: The 73 first-half points was a season high, one more than the Lakers had at Houston on Dec. 31. … The Lakers have won three straight on the road, a season-best. … Channing Frye (appendectomy) was again out. He’s taken one shot since joining the Lakers last month. … This is the Lakers’ fourth different four-game winning streak of the season.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa LATEST STORIES Read Next Cavs suspend guard J.R Smith 1 game for detrimental conduct It was the most points allowed by the Heat this season.Thomas, whose previous season best was 24, connected on 11 of 20 shots and 6 of 11 3-point tries. Randle had 21 points in the first half for the Lakers, who are 16-7 since an 11-27 start — and at 27-34, have now passed last season’s win total.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutDwyane Wade scored 25 points for Miami. Goran Dragic had 19, Justise Winslow scored 17 and Josh Richardson and Bam Adebayo each added 15 for the Heat.There were three big runs in the first half — two of them by the Lakers, who took control quickly, then ceded it briefly before grabbing it again. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico AFP official booed out of forum Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City View commentslast_img read more

UAAP football: Ateneo clobbers FEU for no. 2 spot

first_imgMANILA, Philippines—Jacob Liao’s brace sparked Ateneo’s 4-1 rout of previously undefeated Far Eastern University in the UAAP Season 81 men’s football tournament Thursday at FEU-Diliman.Kim Minsu found the back of the net for the Tamaraws in the 11th minute but that was the only time the Blue Eagles found themselves behind.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Liao headed in Iñigo Herrera’s corner to equalize in the 28th minute then Rupert Baña gave Ateneo the 2-1 lead when he whizzed his sixth goal of the season 10 minutes later.It was in the 73rd minute that Liao got his double before Jarvey Gayoso gave Ateneo its fourth goal in the 77th minute.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe Tamaraws are still atop the table with 15 points but they are now just two points clear of the second-running Blue Eagles.Earlier, John Abraham’s late winner lifted University of the Philippines 2-1 over Adamson University while National University and University of the East settled for a 0-0 draw. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Google Philippines names new country director Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving MOST READ LATEST STORIES Fr. Martin Summer cup returns with 32 teams Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Jesus Cadayong was the first to get on the score sheet when he put Adamson up 1-0 in the 49th minute.It took the Fighting Maroons 32 minutes to get level when Dane Saavedra found King Miyagi for the equalizing header.UP now has 10 points to level NU at the fifth spot in the table while Falcons are tied with the Red Warriors in the seventh spot with eight points apiece.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Guardiola: Foden set for Man City role

first_imgPep Guardiola says Phil Foden is ready for a prominent part in Manchester City’s title defence following his stellar display in the Community Shield.Foden, 18, earned just his fourth competitive start in a straightforward 2-0 win over Chelsea and looked at ease, laying on the first of Sergio Aguero’s double at Wembley Stadium.It was a timely show of reliability with Guardiola weighing up whether to move for another midfielder before the transfer window closes on August 9. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! The City boss now seems convinced Foden, who made five Premier League appearances off the bench last term, can be a regular contributor for the champions.”Yes. He was [ready] last season. Now he is one year more mature,” Guardiola told BT Sport.”He was training all season with us, he fought with all our players, so that’s why it’s so good to have another player with this talent.”He’s a Manchester City fan, a Mancunian, so that’s why for us it’s so good.”The Community Shield is ours! #mancitypic.twitter.com/4FHjB6Dsg3— Manchester City (@ManCity) August 5, 2018City’s accomplished performance in brushing past Maurizio Sarri’s side suggested last season’s double winners are again set to be a dominant force.With his third trophy in English football secured, Guardiola was content to admire the efforts of his players in warm conditions.”We played so good,” he said. “We played again the level of last season in our first game.”The mentality was in the right position.”last_img read more

Quebec minister takes a pass on talking about justice in Nunavik

first_imgAPTN National NewsFor Quebec’s 12,000 Inuit you might say that justice is not being served.Massive delays, overcrowded detention centres and inadequate infrastructure are just some of the symptoms of a justice system gone wrong.In February, APTN’s Tom Fennario travelled to Nunavik to document the challenges faced by Inuit in the justicy system.Then he went looking for political answers as to why things are so bad.Click here for Tom’s original story about justice in Nunaviklast_img