AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Group crafts, 9 a.m.-noon in Room A2. Computer training, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in Room A1. Chair exercise class, 9:45-10:15 a.m. in the dining room. Senior citizen lunches will be served, 11:30 a.m. in the dining room. Cost: $2. Computer training for the visually impaired will be offered, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in Room A3. Canasta will be played, 1-4 p.m. in Room A2. Country-western line dancing will be taught, 2-3 p.m. in the dining room. Cost: $3. Oil painting class, 6:30-9:30 p.m. in Room A3. TUESDAY T’ai chi ch’uan class, 8:30-9:30 a.m. and 3-4 p.m. in the dining room. Bridge will be played, 9 a.m. in Room A1. Low impact aerobics, 8:45-9:30 a.m. at Bouquet Canyon Senior Apartments in Saugus. Mixed media, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in Room A2. Country-western line dancing will be taught, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the dining room. Cost: $3. Yoga stretch, 9:45-10:30 a.m. at Bouquet Canyon Senior Apartments in Saugus. Emotional support, 10-11 a.m. in the Modular. Grief support, 11 a.m.-noon in the Modular. Senior citizen lunches will be served, 11:30 a.m. in the dining room. Cost: $2. Creative-writing class, open to all ages, 1-2:30 p.m. in Room A3. Cost: $4 per class. Santa Clarita Senior Hams will meet, 1-2 p.m. in Room A2. Tap dancing will be taught, 2-3 p.m. in the dining room. Watercolor class, 6:30-9:30 p.m. in Room A3. Duplicate bridge will be played, 6:45-10 p.m. in the dining room. Call Kathy at (661) 253-1105 or Rand at (661) 295-4644. WEDNESDAY Aerobics class, 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the dining room. Oil painting class, 9 a.m.-noon in Room A1. Archaeology & Anthropology, 9:30-11:15 a.m. in Room A3. Chair exercise class, 9:45-10:15 a.m. in the dining room. Arthritis exercise group will meet, 10:20-10:50 a.m. in the dining room. Blood pressure checks, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Room A3. Senior citizen lunches will be served, 11:30 a.m. in the dining room. Cost: $2. Calligraphy class, 1-2:30 p.m. in Room A3. Line Dance, 6:30-8 p.m. THURSDAY T’ai chi ch’uan class, 8:30-9:30 a.m. and 3-4 p.m. in the dining room. Low impact aerobics, 8:45-9:30 a.m. at Bouquet Canyon Senior Apartments in Saugus. Bridge will be played, 9 a.m. in Room A1. Mixed media, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in Room A2. Computer training, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in Room A1. Country-western line dancing will be taught, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the dining room. Cost: $3. Yoga stretch, 9:45-10:30 a.m. at Bouquet Canyon Senior Apartments in Saugus. Senior citizen lunches will be served, 11:30 a.m. in the dining room. Cost: $2. Ballroom dancing will be taught, 7-8 p.m. in the dining room. FRIDAY Aerobics class, 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the dining room. Caregiver support, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Modular. Chair exercise class, 9:45-10:15 a.m. in the dining room. Food bingo will be played, 10:30-11:30 a.m. in Room A1. Computer training for the visually impaired, noon-2 p.m. in Room A3. Senior citizen lunches will be served, 11:30 a.m. in the dining room. Cost: $2. Live, Love and Laugh will meet, 1-2 p.m. in the Modular. SATURDAY T’ai chi ch’uan class, 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the dining room. Bingo will be played, 3:30-9:30 p.m. in the dining room.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The following events will take place this week at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. For information, call (661) 259-9444. MONDAY Aerobics class, 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the dining room. Bridge will be played, 9 a.m. in Room A1.
Loughanure village has had its power restored this evening following an electricity blackout.Part of the village was plunged into darkness just after 8pm and then the entire village was in the dark. It is understood there was a main line fault in the village and several ESB crews worked on poles at the crossroads trying to resolve the issue.The power was eventually returned just after 11pm.WEST DONEGAL VILLAGE SEES THE LIGHT AFTER ESB FAULT was last modified: January 29th, 2012 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:ESBfaultLoughanure
22 November 2011The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform is to conduct a pilot project that could see rural communities along the eastern escarpment of Mpumalanga province harvesting fog as a vital water source.“If the pilot project yields positive results, we will consider a large scale roll-out to feed into local water distribution networks,” department spokesman Eddie Mohoebi said on Monday.It is hoped the project will alleviate water shortages in South Africa, one of 30 countries with the worst water scarcity in the world. The country’s average annual rainfall of 450mm is nearly half the global average of 860mm per year.Communities in Cabazane village near Mount Ayliff in the Eastern Cape and Thohoyandou in Limpopo are already harvesting fog and providing clean water for their basic needs.Simple, electricity-free technologyFog is caught using a 40 square metre net made of stainless mesh co-knitted with a poly material attached to six-metre-high wooden poles. Gutters, attached to the bottom of the net, catch the water droplets and lead it down into reservoirs. No electricity is needed to operate the plant.The pilot project in Mpumalanga aims to produce 5 000 to 15 000 litres of water per day through fog harvesting.According to statistics from the South African Weather Service, Mpumalanga’s weather stations recorded 225 days of fog in 2010. It is the highest number of fog days for all provinces in South Africa.SA Weather Service senior scientist Dawn Mahlobo said fog was recorded on 82 days at the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport and 85 days in Ermelo.Job creationThe department wants the first fog harvesting plant to be erected either at Piet Retief, Donkerhoek, Madadeni, Shibange or Ntunda.“At this point in time, it is difficult to determine where exactly the fog will be harvested. The outcome of the feasibility study will determine the areas suitable for fog harvesting technology,” said Mohoebi.“Other communities along the escarpment will be considered if thick fog appears for 90 days or more for a few hours at a time and is accompanied by strong wind. The sites should also be at least 1km above sea level,” Mohoebi added.The bids for Mpumalanga’s pilot project closed last week. The pilot project will commence a month after a service provider is appointed, with the contractor training community members to operate and maintain the system.The department hopes the project will provide access to clean water and enhance local economic development with job creation in installing and maintaining fog water harvesting technology, and establishing small gardens for community.Source: BuaNews
lauren orsini Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Microsoft stocks surged Friday as CEO Steve Ballmer announced his retirement with no planned successor yet. You could almost get the idea that investors are happy to see him go.However, the reality is a bit more complicated than that. Ballmer’s long history at Microsoft has been marked both by roaring successes and equally dramatic failures. Ballmer has served as CEO of Microsoft since 2000, but usually deferred to founder Bill Gates’ decisions until Gates left the company in 2008. In the five long years between then and now, Ballmer has manned the helm solo. Here are the best and the worst moments in his legacy.Success: Restructured To Put Technical People In ChargeUnlike his predecessor Gates, Ballmer’s major skill is management, not technology. When he no longer had Gates’ technological know-how to rely on, Ballmer restructured the company to put technical people in management systems. See also Ballmer’s Microsoft: All MBA, No Developer SoulDuring Gates’ time, most project managers came from the sales department. But ever since 2009, each Microsoft product group has had a techie in charge. Some of them were brought to the company, like Qi Lu, Microsoft’s Executive Vice President of Applications and Services, formerly a Yahoo! executive. Others, like Steven Sinofsky, former president of the Windows Division, worked at Microsoft for decades.As a result, Microsoft is especially known for coordination between project groups. Rather than a hydra with many heads, Microsoft works like a merit system. For example, while Metro (Microsoft Design Language) was initially developed for the Windows Phone, its success led to it being standardized for a variety of Microsoft products.Success: No Patience For FailureRemember SPOT watches? The unwanted technology, which used FM transmission to deliver data to a user’s wrist watch, was an economic failure ever since Gates unveiled it in 2002. But Gates’ interest in the project kept it alive up until his departure in 2008.See alsoAfter Ballmer: One Microsoft, Or Many?It was Ballmer who finally killed sales and then killed the project altogether in 2012. Unaffected by Gates’ sentimentality, Ballmer has no scruples about cutting a project that isn’t performing. When the Microsoft Kin phone didn’t sell as expected, Ballmer sunset the project just a few short weeks after putting it on the market. Earlier this year, Microsoft dumped Windows 8 phones just 16 months after they came out. Ballmer isn’t afraid to retire projects quickly and ensure that Microsoft can focus its energy on what is working. Failure: The Xbox Is A JokeIf this article had been written a few years earlier, it might have been extolling the virtues of the Xbox 360. But ever since the Electronic Entertainment Expo in June, it’s become clear that with the advent of the Xbox One, gamers are choosing other options. As soon as Microsoft introduced the Xbox One to gamers, it was universally panned. The original system meant all game discs came with serial numbers, which meant gamers didn’t truly own their games, and could never sell games that were used. Gamers would have to log in to the Internet every 24 hours or render the Xbox One unusable. The Kinect, another unpopular piece of Microsoft hardware, would be a required accessory. Finally, the system wouldn’t support indie game publishing. Today, the Xbox One’s biggest selling point is that Microsoft has promised to undo every single promise it initially made. But it won’t be so easy to regain gamers’ trust. Failure: The Surface Tanked Under Ballmer’s WatchForget about the teetering Windows 8 for a second, which might still make it out of sheer market dominance. Ballmer’s biggest mistake as CEO has been failing to even make the Surface a marketplace contender.See Also Microsoft’s Best Bet For Next CEO Currently Runs Another Giant CompanyThe Surface ought to have been Microsoft’s answer to the success of the iPad. With a sleek interface and bright colors, it should have attracted a young audience… if not for its hefty price tag. Microsoft continues to slash prices just to empty out its inventory. In Q4, the company took a $900 million write-down loss, exclusively because of Surface. Microsoft may still have the desktop market cornered, but what Ballmer is failing to act on is the fact that mobile and cloud trends could soon overtake desktop altogether. Being at the top of the desktop computer market will no longer be enough. 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Related Posts Tags:#Microsoft#Surface#xbox one IT + Project Management: A Love Affair
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