More delays for busy Letterkenny junction as traffic lights to return

first_imgAnother traffic light system will be put in place at Lower Main Street Letterkenny next week as Irish Water works progress in the area.From Monday 7th October, a three-way traffic light control will be placed at the Lower Main Street Roundabout. This is expected to last between one and one and a half weeks.Traffic on Oldtown Road and the Lower Main Street has had significant disruption this year due to pipe laying works under the Letterkenny Sewerage Scheme. Local residents and businesses had hoped that traffic lights would not return until after Christmas, however Irish Water say that works along R250 near the Old Town Bridge Roundabout have progressed quicker than anticipated.The ongoing pipe laying and reinstatement works outside Old Dunnes Stores will be completed by Monday, before Phase 8 begins at Lower Main Street.Irish Water has confirmed that the next set of traffic lights will be manually operated during working and peak hours (Monday-Sunday).Once Phase 8 is complete, the 9th and 10th Phases will be carried out across the Convent Road Junction. This will involve another set of temporary traffic lights. The Lower Main Street of Letterkenny is one of the town’s busiest areas at key times of the day – during school mornings and in the evenings. Irish Water has confirmed that no works will be allowed in the area during the peak Christmas period from mid-November to mid-January.More delays for busy Letterkenny junction as traffic lights to return was last modified: October 4th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

Google: There is Potential to Make the Mobile Web Better than the PC Web

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Google#Trends#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… During Google’s Q4 earnings call, a lot of the discussion focused on the mobile web. Google clearly thinks that the mobile web is poised for massive growth over the next few years and projects like Android show that Google wants to control as much of this market as possible. One of the most interesting comments during yesterday’s call came from Jonathan Rosenberg, Google’s vice president for product development, who said that “with all the capabilities these phones that are coming out have like GPS, cameras, we think there is the potential to actually make this mobile web better than the PC web.”For Google, It’s All About AdsGoogle, of course, is mostly interested into turning the mobile web into a lucrative market for its advertising products. For Google, making the mobile web better than the PC web means that you can call advertisers directly from a mobile ad and increase conversion rates. For most users, however, the ability for ads to let them make calls on their mobile phones is probably not very high up on their wish lists. In the broader context of recent trends on the mobile web, however, Rosenberg’s comment does ring true.Using Sensors to Personalize the Mobile WebJust a week, ago, for example, Google introduced location aware searches for mobile phones. If you go to google.com on your phone today, Google tweaks its search results based on your current location. Google’s regular browser-based search can’t do this. Thanks to the sensors in today’s mobile phones and the potential for adding more complex sensors in the near future, the mobile web has the potential to give us a more personalized user experience than our current laptops and desktops are able to. What do You Think?Does the mobile web have the potential to be better than the PC web on your desktop? Isn’t the small screen a serious impediment for making this experience better than the desktop experience? Or will Apple’s mythical tablet solve all these problems and give us a mobile web experience that’s somewhere in between the user experience a phone and on the desktop? A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img frederic lardinois Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Stray incidents mar polls in Odisha

first_imgThe fate of 279 candidates contesting in five Lok Sabha and 35 Assembly constituencies in Odisha was sealed in electronic voting machines in the second phase of elections on Thursday.Three persons were killed and several incidents of poll violence were reported in many parts of the State. A nonagenarian died while waiting to cast his vote at Kansamari village under the Sanakhemundi Assembly segment of Aska.Technical glitches prevented people from casting their votes in some areas. The Chief Electoral Officer, on the basis of reports of the Returning Officers, recommended re-poll in six booths in Sundargarh, Kandhamal and Bargarh Lok Sabha seats as people were unable to vote till noon.The BJP candidate in the Sorada Assembly seat, Nilamani Bisoi, flung an EVM to the floor and broke it in Renti village. Ganjam Collector Vijay Amruta Kulange said the incident will be reported to the CEO and a police complaint will be filed.“About 64% voter turnout has been reported from five Lok Sabha seats. Polling percentage is likely to go up,” said Surendra Kumar, Odisha CEO, at a press conference here. In 2014, the average poll percentage in five Lok Sabha constituencies that went to the poll on Thursday was 72.46%. Of the 76.93 lakh voters, 6.22% were first-time voters.“Despite Wednesday’s Maoist violence in Kandhamal, elections were held in all Maoist-affected regions in the State,” said Bijay Kumar Sharma, in-charge Director General of Police.Prominent candidates in the second phase of polls are Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram, Leader of the Opposition Narasingh Mishra, BJP general secretary Suresh Pujari, two-time BJD MP Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo and Pramilla Bisoi, a grassroots-level woman self-help group leader who was picked by the BJD for the Aska Lok Sabha seat.Villages boycott pollsOver 20 villages boycotted the elections over lack of basic amenities, connectivity and the distance to the polling booths.Residents of Bhainsapalli village under Balangir Lok Sabha seat did not come to vote till noon in support of a unique demand. They wanted the nearby railway station to be named after their village. They agreed to exercise their franchise after a local tehsildar rushed to the village and talked to them.last_img read more

Crowdfunding campaign launched to buy East Vancouvers Rio Theatre

first_img Facebook “We now have until midnight on April 2 to raise the funds for the down payment, so that we can secure a mortgage and finalize the purchase of the property,” according to the campaign’s Indiegogo page.Lea and her business partner Jonathan Kerridge have offered to buy the property near the corner of East Broadway and Commercial Drive.Leonard Schein, who holds the mortgage on the property, earlier listed the site for sale.Schein subsequently accepted the offer made by Lea and Kerridge.The single-screen movie theatre also serves as a venue for various live events.The campaign also announced plans for the creation of the Art House Society, a non-profit that will become an equity holder in the property.“Run by a board of industry professionals, this society is currently being created to ensure that funds raised by your donation will remain as a legacy project to help other Vancouver arts and culture organizations in the future,” according to the campaign.By Carlito PabloFollow Carlito Pablo on Twitter at @carlitopablo The operator of the Rio Theatre is hoping to raise $1.5 million from the public for the purchase of the East Vancouver venue.Corrine Lea needs another $1.5 million from private investors to come up with a down payment totalling $3 million.Lea has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo in a bid to keep the Rio Theatre. Advertisement A down payment of $3 million is needed to purchase the 80-year-old Rio Theatre. (STEPHEN THOMSON) Advertisementcenter_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more