Print Twitter First Irish death from Coronavirus TAGSfeaturedFr Iggy O’DonovanGaysame-sex marriage referendum No vaccines in Limerick yet Linkedin NewsBreaking newsDiocese silent on Fr IggyBy Bernie English – March 12, 2015 810 Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended WhatsApp Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Previous articleSomething for the weekend – TV ListingsNext articleVictory for Cratloe campaign Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Email Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April by Bernie English [email protected] Bishops have appealed to voters to “reflect deeply’ before changing laws to allow for same-sex marriage.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Their appeal came after well-known Limerick Augustinian priest, Fr Iggy O’Donovan, broke ranks to say that same-sex marriage should be allowed.While there was no comment from the Diocese on Fr O’Donovan’s remarks, this week’s Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference stated in a press release that “marriage is of fundamental importance for children, mothers and fathers, and society – all of us need to reflect deeply before changing it”.Earlier this week, Fr O’Donovan became the first priest to publicly admit he supports gay marriage. He said he is voting for the amendment and was critical of Bishop Kevin Doran’s comments on homosexuality.He said that he supports gay marriage even as “an absolute believer in Catholic teaching on marriage”.“I accept that there are people with different but deeply held views to me and I respect their views and I don’t think I have the right to impose my views on them”.He said he came to his decision from years of pastoral work with young gay Catholics.“As we learn more, it would be more unforgivable for us to get it wrong. We cannot support an amendment to the Constitution which redefines marriage and effectively places the union of two men, or two women, on a par with the marriage relationship between a husband and wife which is open to the procreation of children”, he said. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Advertisement Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL
Some images captured from the day by a Mulroy College student.A Careers Fair held in Mulroy College, Milford on Tuesday last for all senior students proved a huge success. During the fair students had the opportunity to meet guests from a wide range of career sectors and they listened to presentations and asked questions in relation to each career.Many of the guests speakers commented that they hoped the students had learned as much form them as they had form their experience at the school! The feedback from the students was very positive. On behalf of the students, staff at Mulroy College thanked the invited guests for taking the time out of their busy schedule to come to Mulroy College to meet the students.Guest speakers included: Mr Chris Mc Gee, Donegal ETB, Mrs Elaine McFadden, Business in the Community, Mr Patrick Gildea, Patrick Gildea Hairdressing, Mrs Alma Curran, Principal, St Joseph’s National School, Rathmullan, Mr Jamie Gallagher, Donegal County Council, Mrs Sally O Donnell, The Park Schools for Early Learning, Mr Stephen McGuire, Donegal Daily, Mr Michael Black, Triathlon Ireland, Mr Stephen Mc Daid, Pramerica, Mr Denis Faullkner, Greentrack Agriculture Consultants, Ms Patricia Blaney, TULSA, Garda Marron, Garda McGlynn, and Sergeant McGrory, An Garda Siochana.CAREER FAIR AT MULROY COLLEGE PROVES A HUGE SUCCESS was last modified: October 22nd, 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)
A further public consultation event will be held next week to consider potential link route corridors to connect Ballybofey to the proposed Donegal TEN-T Road Project.This event will be held on Thursday 14 March in Jackson’s Hotel in Ballybofey from 2pm to 8pm and will focus specifically on potential route corridors identified in relation to the Link Road to Ballybofey, that will provide the connection between the proposed scheme and the existing road network.This is part of the Donegal TEN-T Priority Route Improvement Project which involves the improvement of three sections of the National Road or TEN-T Network including Section 1 – N15/N13 Ballybofey/Stranorlar Urban Region; Section 2 – N56/N13 Letterkenny to Manorcunningham and Section 3 – N14 Manorcunningham to Lifford / Strabane / A5 Link. Public consultation events on the Emerging Preferred Route Corridor for the entire project were held in recent weeks and next week’s event will focus on the potential route corridors identified in relation to the Link Road to Ballybofey.Work on finalising the final Preferred Route Corridors is continuing and the TEN-T Project Liaison Team in Donegal County Councils National Roads Office will continue to contact and meet affected property owners within these Route Corridors.It is expected that the final Preferred Route Corridors for each Section of the Project will be presented to the public at further events in the coming months.For more information visit www.donegal-ten-t.ie. Further public consultation on potential link road at Ballybofey for Ten-T Project was last modified: March 7th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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)
The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Related Posts sarah perez Tags:#Apple#Google#mobile#Op-Ed#web What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … I’m approaching the 3-month mark with my first Android phone – Google’s flagship device, the Nexus S. I can fully confirm that it has taken at least this long for me to really begin thinking of this device as my phone, as my primary device and the one that I turn to the most when I’m using a mobile. My iPhone, as those of you who have been following this series know, is only semi-functional these days, after a long, 30-minute dip in my backyard’s pond. The fact it works at all is a testament to Apple’s craftsmanship, I’d argue.Still, even three months into the Android experience, I feel the need to confess: I’ve been cheating on my Nexus S. And I’ve been cheating with the iPhone. Why? Because it’s there? Or because the iPhone still has Android beat in several key areas?If you haven’t been following my transition from iPhone to the Nexus S, you can start here with my one-week review, then check in again here when I hit one month, here when I reached a month and a half and here at the 2-month point. This is an ongoing series.A Confession: I’ve Been Cheating Here’s my excuse: the Nexus S’s battery life is the pits – that is, in comparison with the iPhone. Oh sure, it’s better than many other Android phones out there, I’m told. But coming from the iPhone world, it’s still not what I’m used to. I struggled with this in the beginning of my transition, and I still struggle with this today, despite making some gains in the area of battery management through the use of applications, best practices and a lot of plugging in.My phone is almost always plugged in when not being used, and when it’s not, I know what to expect – a drained battery by afternoon or evening, depending on use. It’s a fact of life I’ve learned to live with, a trade-off for all the other goodness (and of that, there is much) that Android brings.But this issue has also served as an excuse to cheat. My iPhone is still functional, still activated and still very much a part of my day-to-day life. Now, like a corporate drone whose I.T. department rejects personal phones on the company network, I carry not one phone, but two.Still, using the battery drainage as an excuse to return to the iPhone feels like the cheap excuse that it is. I could just as easily purchase a battery booster pack or extra battery and give up the iPhone for good, right? I could just as easily pop my SIM card into another phone in my collection. But instead, I keep picking up the iPhone.Why?Am I really an iPhone girl at heart? Have I signed up for the wrong camp?Why Am I Cheating? And Why Won’t I Switch Back (Yet) After much consideration, I’ve decided the answer is “no.” I may cheat, but I still prefer Android. On the grand list of pros and cons, Android wins for three primary reasons: better notifications, customizable homescreens with widgets and a more open system for installing apps and making changes to the phone.iPhone’s user interface has been stale for years. It bores me. App folders, while functional, are ugly. They hide the pretty icons that made the iPhone’s screen after screen of apps at least somewhat attractive. But because of the ever-growing app catalog on iTunes, organizing apps into folders has become a necessarily evil for real app addicts.The iPhone notifications are frustrating too. Pop-ups that demand attention, each with equal importance, whether one is a simple re-tweet from Twitter or an urgent SMS message. Ignore them by hitting “close” when you’re in the middle of something, and soon, you’ll have completely forgotten what the messages had said. Worse, in an effort to compete for your attention, some apps overuse the notifications feature in an almost spam-like way. As much as I enjoy Hashable, for example, I don’t need to know the exact moment when a contact of mine begins using the service. Yes, of course this is configurable, but it requires an extra trip into Settings. And what if I do want to know who starting using Hashable, just not in real-time, via interrupting pop-ups? There just aren’t great solutions for this on Apple’s current platform. Meanwhile, the notifications on Android are more subtle. Maybe too subtle. There’s no pop-up demanding your attention, but sometimes, that means you miss messages that you should have seen immediately. But on the plus side, the drop-down window shade keeps the notifications nicely organized until you can attend to them.Still, it’s iPhone’s demanding nature that causes me to return. In moments of quiet, when my iPhone buzzes with a pop-up alert I want to respond to, I grab the phone, slide to unlock and I’m in the application. I’m tweeting back, texting or otherwise engaged before I’ve even noticed that I’ve cheated on my Android.Android Still Lacks “Polish”There are also those minor complaints, so specific to my personal routine that they are hardly worth mentioning. But I will.For example, when using Google Reader’s mobile site – my number two most-used application outside of Gmail, something strange happens on Android – the news items start to expand, stretching out across the screen so that the little action items like “Edit tags” and “email,” found at the bottom of each article in Reader end up off the side of the screen, forcing you to scroll over to the right to find them. I don’t know how to reproduce this problem, but it happens every day. You fix it by scrolling back up to the top of the screen, so that you can again see the address bar. Then everything automatically resizes itself to fit properly within the screen.Also, my preferred keyboard, SwiftKey, has issues with Google Reader. Although I like using it everywhere else on the phone, here it drives me nuts. When I try to select the tag that Reader suggests from its drop-down box, SwiftKey autocorrects it. Sometimes this gets so frustrating that I simply put the phone down and switch to iPhone. I realize, of course, I could simply swap out keyboards temporarily, but then there’s still the other issue with the screen resizing itself in Reader.Like I said, these are complaints that affect my own personal routine, and won’t likely impact many others, but they’re enough of a hassle to lead to my cheating on the Nexus S. At the end of the day, I’m in Reader a lot (and I prefer the mobile site to the native app) and the experience is sub-par on Android. When people talk about the “polish” of the iPhone’s user interface, it’s often a sum of minor details like this. Things you would never notice until they don’t work. That’s the problem on Android – despite its power and features, it lack the attention to detail found on iPhone.There’s no tapping at the top of the screen to automatically scroll up, the copy-and-paste feature is still cumbersome, positioning the cursor properly is hit-or-miss and finger taps on links close together are often misinterpreted due a seeming lack of precision with the touchscreen’s hardware itself.You Decide: Polish or Power?But I’m willing to sacrifice the polish for the power, I’ve decided. Widgets and notifications are not gee-whiz baubles with no real value – they’re improved ways to interact with a mobile phone and the massive amounts of data we now have to consume every day. Maybe Apple will introduce them in the iPhone 5. Maybe they will be even better when Apple does so. But even if so, they’re incredibly late. The iPhone is perfect in many ways, but stale. It’s outdated. Yes, it’s easy. It’s intuitive. But to me, it’s boring.All that being said, Apple gets a lot of things right, and for that reason, there’s no real winner in my own personal battle pitting the Android against the iPhone. I will do my best to let the iPhone go. To switch it off and leave it behind. But for now, the best I can do is promise this: the iPhone is no longer my *primary* device. That will be my Android.Or whatever phone I try next.In fact, I have an HD7 running Windows Phone 7 in my bag, nearly ready to go through the same process. Maybe it’s time for another experiment. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces
Uploading a 360-Degree VideoUploading your video is not as easy as clicking upload and waiting. In YouTube, you will need to scrub the video through a 360-degree app. The video needs to include certain metadata for 360-degree playback to be enabled. YouTube has provided the following for all users to upload footage. Create a 360-enabled file with an appDownload the 360 Video Metadata app for Mac and WindowsUn-zip the file, then open the 360 Video Metadata app. If you’re on a Mac, you may need to right-click the app and then click “Open”Select the video fileClick “Inject and save”Enter a name for the file that will be createdSave the file. A new file will be created automatically in the same location as the original fileUpload the new file to YouTubeWait for the 360 degree effect to process. This may take up to an hour.Create a 360-enabled file with a scriptRather than using an app, you can use a Python script. Here’s how to do that. Download the ZIP containing the script using the “Download as ZIP” button at the bottom-right of this page. You’ll need to have Python installed on your computer to run it.Un-zip the file. In the 360-Videos-Metadata sub-folder, you’ll see the 360VideosMetadata.py script. From Terminal (Mac) or Command (Windows), run the script with this command:360videosmetadata.py -i [input] [output]Input is the full filename of the file that you’ve already created, for example: 360video.mp4. Output will be the name of the file that will be created by the script, so come up with a new name.The command you’ll run will look something like:360VideosMetadata.py -i 360video.mp4 360videoNEW.mp4If you’ve never run a Python script before, take a look at these resources for Mac and WindowsThe script will create a new file. Next, you’ll upload it to YouTube.Before publishing, you can verify that the file has 360-degree playback enabled by checking the video by watching it on your computer. It may take up to an hour for 360-degree playback to be available.Be sure not to make edits to the video itself using the YouTube Video Editor and Enhancements tools on desktop or mobile apps, as these tools don’t currently support 360-degree videos.Are you excited about 360 degree and VR filmmaking? How do you thing the technology might be best applied? Let us know in the comments below. Get ahead of the curve by learning how to produce 360-degree content for mobile devices and VR headsets. Here are the tools you need to shoot, edit, and upload 360-degree videos. 360-degree videos have now been released to the masses via YouTube and Facebook. Prior to that, you had to have a VR developers kit and share your work with other developers. Now that any user has the ability to upload and share content, let’s take a look at a few ways you can start producing 360-degree videos. 360-Degree Cameras and RigsAs this is a developing technology, there are a ton of options available and in development. If you are planning on purchasing a single camera, you should note that only some sites can host your video. Currently YouTube is only compatible with four camera options; Ricoh Theta, Kodak SP360, Giroptic 360cam, and IC Real Tech Allie. With these cameras, you are looking to invest $300 – $500. (Not all are available to the public yet.)The other option you have is to build your own rig. The most widely used camera rigs use a series of GoPro cameras. The most common rigs feature at least six GoPro cameras in a 3D printed rig. Google Jump uses 16 GoPro cameras.These rigs will cost thousands of dollars, depending on which GoPro camera you decide to use. The benefit of GoPro is that the cameras are reliable. They have been tested for years in extreme conditions, and they have been designed to be the ultimate camera for any condition.Here is a quick interview about a team that mounted a rig on an Indy car.When shooting with one of these cameras or rigs, remember that 360-degrees means everything will be in view — every detail of the room, the camera operator, any equipment, etc. Be sure you take that into account when deciding on a location. You will also need to make sure you have suitable and consistent lighting to make sure all of the footage matches.Editing 360-Degree VideoOne of the most popular 360-degree editing platforms, which is also YouTube compatible, is the Kolor Autopano Video software. The Kolor Autopano Video platform works on both Windows and Mac. It automatically syncs your footage and stitches a 360-degree video. You also have the ability to render in HD, 4K, or even export individual frames.Here’s how to use the latest version of the software (2.2).To see what skydiving footage looks like in 360 degrees, check out this Land, Air, and Sea video from GoPro. On desktops, you will need the Chrome browser. You can control the video by using your mouse or the keyboard letters W, A, S, D.