Top class students fly the flag for Donegal at Hibernia College graduations

first_imgDonegal was well-represented by student teachers graduating from Hibernia College last Friday.Louise McCloskey, Tutor, Grace McCarron, and Aoife McCallion from Inishowen were amongst the 750 graduates who qualified in Primary or Post-Primary teaching.The conferring ceremony took place at Dublin’s Convention Centre, during which, the 10,000th graduate from the College was also conferred. The event was a proud occasion for graduands, friends and family.Louise McCloskey, Tutor Grace McCarron, and Aoife McCallion from InishowenPhoto Chris Bellew /Fennell Photography.Top class students fly the flag for Donegal at Hibernia College graduations was last modified: December 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) Tags:Hibernia Collegelast_img read more

Spacecraft Launches to Sun, Still a Mystery

first_imgA spacecraft just took off on a mission to the sun, but not to worry; it went at night.The Parker Space Probe is the first spacecraft to be named after a living person. Eugene Parker, discovered the solar wind in 1958. Now aged 91, the senior astrophysicist has been on hand for interviews with NASA prior to launch and was photographed beside the rocket. The successful launch took place Sunday evening, reported Fox News. In a separate article, Space.com explained why the probe needed to launch at night. The launch tried to minimize the craft’s exposure to the Van Allen radiation belts.The probe will fly right into the sun’s “glittering crown,” or corona, explains Phys.org. Despite our opening joke, it will fly toward the sun in broad daylight, shielded by a specially-made heat shield that will keep its instruments in the 80-degree range. Astrobiology Magazine explained why “it’s surprisingly hard to go to the sun.” Several passes by Venus will be required to get it to the target, which is not the surface of the sun, but a point just under 4 million miles where it can “taste” the corona. Even though the corona is millions of degrees hot, the gas is tenuous enough not to harm the spacecraft. Parker should also become the fastest-moving spacecraft ever, clocking in at 430,000 miles per hour, thanks to the sun’s gravity.Despite being the nearest star to earth, our sun still exhibits many phenomena that are poorly understood. Phys.org says,Our yellow dwarf star is, in many ways, a mystery. The outreaching corona is hundreds of times hotter than the sun’s actual surface, confounding scientists. In addition, physicists don’t know what’s driving the solar wind, the supersonic stream of charged particles constantly blasting away from the sun. By being right in the thick of it, Parker should provide some answers, shedding light not only on our star but the billions of others out there.The solar wind impacts earth, but is deflected by our magnetic shield which funnels the high-energy charged particles toward the poles, creating the northern and southern lights. In addition, the Van Allen belts trap some of the “killer electrons” before they could reach earth. Mars, lacking such protection, has seen much of its atmosphere stripped away.The solar wind also impacts the outer planets, stripping away Titan’s methane to the confusion of planetary scientists who wonder why any methane is left.The solar wind reminds us of the exquisite design of Spacecraft Earth. The Van Allen belts, discovered by Explorer 1 (managed by contributing CEH author Dr Henry Richter, also age 91), continue to fascinate geophysicists with their dynamic responses to the solar “shooting gallery” that endangers spacecraft and astronauts, but leaves earthlings on the surface oblivious to the threat.If we can’t even understand our own nearby star, how can scientists claim to know so much about the origin of the universe? There’s a lot of information we can tease out of spectra, but much of the overconfidence in scientific claims comes from bluffing, not understanding. Let’s understand the sun before making grandiose claims about things far, far beyond.Watch for a beautiful new film on the northern lights (aurora) to be posted soon by Illustra Media on TheJohn1010Project.com. (Visited 531 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

The Secret Double Lives of Geocaching Containers

first_imgNot all of these containers we specifically developed as geocaches.Even though some geocache containers seem like they were handcrafted specifically for geocaching, most of them have been repurposed from something else. With things like Ammo cans, it’s pretty obvious what they used to be. For others, it requires a little bit of a deeper look into history:A preform tube Those Small, Clear Geocache Tubes aka Preform PET TubesThese small, waterproof, durable containers are perfect for micro-sized geocaches. They can be attached to different camouflage and will last a long time. Plus, the larger tubes can hold both a logbook and a pencil. But their story isn’t just geocaching. In fact, you’ve probably used these hundreds of times and not even know it. Hint: There’s a key word in the heading to this section, “preform”. These small tubes are manufactured to be heated and expanded to form plastic bottles. Check out this video to see an animation of the process:[vsw id=”eyiu18DsItk” source=”youtube” width=”560″ height=”315″ autoplay=”no”] Have you repurposed a container originally made for something else as a geocache? Tell us in the comments. Bison TubesWhat did the buffalo say when he dropped his kid off at school? Bison. #dadjokesIt’s no secret that these tubes look nothing like real bison. Not even close. So what’s the reason behind the name? These containers were originally created by a company named Bison Designs. The company originally made aluminum carabiners in multiple shapes, including dog bones, mouse ears and more. Seeking out new things to create out of aluminum, the need for a small, waterproof container to carry medicine in arose—and thus, the Bison Tube was born. Share with your Friends:More Nano CachesAn example of a similar LED light.Nano geocaches in Shop GeocachingOft-maligned in the geocaching community, these smaller-than-small, magnetic geocaches are popular for high-muggle areas and urban geocaches. With so little room inside, it’s hard to believe that these geocaches were actually created for a reason other than geocaching. Mark Yvanovich, one of the early makers of these containers told us a little bit about the history, “These containers were originally LED blinking jewelry. The space where the log sheet is stored was where the button cell batteries went. They came with a separate rare earth magnet that could be used to attach it to clothing, etc…” Once these lights obtained new lives as geocaches, Mark and his wife made thousands of these, hand rolling all of the logbooks! SharePrint RelatedLine of Sight — In the Distance (GC4JZTK) — Geocache of the WeekMarch 19, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”GeoTours Deliver More Fun With FavoritesJune 29, 2015In “GeoTours”HQ GeoTour completed: Souvenir earnedMay 8, 2018Similar postlast_img read more

Sloppy App Development Leaves Android Owners At Risk

first_imgAn analysis of thousands of apps found nearly 8% of them are vulnerable to what’s called a man-in-the-middle attack. That’s when a hacker intercepts data between the app and a Web server.Developers prevent this type of digital eavesdropping by implementing a cryptographic protocol called a secure sockets layer of protection. But researchers from the Leibniz University in Hanover and Philipps University of Hamburg found is that many Android developers do a miserable job implementing secure sockets layer.Using a self-built tool for identifying exploitable secure-sockets-layer, or SSL, bugs, the researchers analyzed 13,500 popular free apps on Google Play and found 1,074 vulnerable to man0in-the-middle attacks. The researchers examined 100 apps manually and found 41 with the same flaws.The cumulative installed base of all vulnerable apps ranged from 39.5 million to 185 million devices, according to data the researchers gathered from Google Play.“The actual number is likely to be larger, since alternative app markets for Android also contribute to the install base,” the researchers said in an overview of their findings.So what?So what were the researchers able to do with the security hole? Quite a bit.From the 41 apps analyzed manually, the researchers captured credit-account numbers, bank account information, and logons and passwords for a bunch of sites, including American Express, Diners Club, PayPal, Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Microsoft Live ID and Box.The researchers also were able to disable anti-virus apps, and remotely inject and execute code.For a hacker to do the same in the real world would not be easy, but it is possible. Man-in-the-middle attacks typically occur over compromised public Wi-Fi networks. In response, companies often set up virtual private networks for mobile employees to use when accessing corporate networks over the Internet.No surpriseSecurity experts were not surprised by the findings. Mobile-app development is immature, so mistakes in implementing something as complicated as a security protocol are expected. The same problems with secure sockets layer are found in site development, which has been around for 20 years.With mobile apps, problems arise when the rush to get products to market lead to mistakes. Or the developer may not know how to properly secure a product, said Chester Wisniewski, senior security adviser for anti-virus vendor Sophos. Secure sockets layer is a fragile, multi-part technology and if any one piece is not set right, nothing works.Carelessness also plays a part. Developers sometimes skip implementing secure-sockets-layer rules in beta versions of an app, and never go back when the app becomes generally available, Wisniewski said.“Most developers don’t really understand how SSL actually works,” he said. “They just know that they’re suppose to use it.”Fixing the problemFor a long time, experts have said that the biggest problem with Android apps is the lack of oversight. In many markets, apps go on sale before they are properly vetted, which leaves users at risk of downloading spyware, trojans and seriously flawed products.Google Play is one of the most trusted Android markets. To combat malware, Google uses an automated system to examine each app. Nevertheless, as the latest research shows, the bar for quality remains too low, and much more needs to be done to protect users. Why You Love Online Quizzes Related Posts Tags:#Android app development#lax security#man in the middle attack#research#security antone gonsalvescenter_img How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac…last_img read more

17 days agoReal Sociedad midfielder Odegaard: Real Madrid in regular contact

first_imgReal Sociedad midfielder Odegaard: Real Madrid in regular contactby Carlos Volcano17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Sociedad midfielder Martin Odegaard says parent club Real Madrid are in regular contact.The Norwegian has revealed that Los Blancos are content with his performances so far this season and they have sent him congratulatory messages.”I am in contact with Real Madrid, as sometimes they write to me to tell me how they see me,” he told Eurosport Norway.”They have congratulated me and praised my good start in the league.”They have told me that they are happy with me.”Odegaard went on to express his desire to see out his two-year loan agreement with the Basque side, before returning to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.”The idea is to respect [the loan deal],” he said.”I am happy at the team, and so I want to continue here until my two years end.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Keppel Confirms Receiving Summons in New EIG Lawsuit

first_imgzoom Singapore-based shipbuilder Keppel Offshore and Marine Limited (KOM) has been served with a summons within a civil action lawsuit filed by the eight funds managed by EIG Management Company (EIG) before the New York District Court for alleged racketeering.“This new lawsuit comes after an earlier civil action commenced by EIG and eight of its managed funds in the United States District Court, District of Columbia against, among others, the company and KOM was dismissed on March 30, 2017,” Keppel Corporation said on Wednesday.EIG launched the first legal case in 2016 on the grounds of an alleged conspiracy that led to EIG’s investment of USD 221 million in Sete Brasil Participacoes SA, a drillship contractor from Brazil which was involved in a bribery scheme with Petrobras and Keppel.The new lawsuit was filed pursuant to the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) and is said to be targeting USD 660 million in compensation claims.The case is linked to the bribery scheme KOM was embroiled in related to the Brazilian failed drillship venture.In order to settle the bribery charges in the United States, Brazil and Singapore, Keppel Offshore & Marine agreed to pay a penalty of over USD 422 million in December 2017.The settlement brought closure to the investigations into one decade-long corrupt payments made by a former Brazil-based agent of KOM.As disclosed by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in December, KOM and its US subsidiary KOM USA paid over USD 50 million in bribes to Brazilian officials, which secured the companies USD 350 million of profit.Specifically, payments were made to officials of Brazilian state-run oil company, Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras), and other parties, in order to win contracts with Petrobras and/or its related companies, the DOJ investigation found.Keppel Corporation said that the new lawsuit was without merit and that KOM would “vigorously defend itself”.Further updates on the matter would be provided when available, the company added.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Total to Establish LNG Bunkering Hub in Oman

first_imgzoomIllustration; Image Courtesy: MPA Singapore French energy major Total is looking to develop a liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering hub in Oman under a recently signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).The company said it would use its equity gas entitlement as feedstock to supply LNG as a fuel to marine vessels. For this purpose, Total plans to build a new small-scale modular liquefaction plant in Sohar port.The plant will comprise a train of around 1 Mt per year and will offer the flexibility for expansion as required by the development of the LNG bunkering market.Under the MoU, signed with the Government of Oman, Total is to develop natural gas resources in Oman, covering both upstream and downstream businesses.Total and Shell as operator will develop several natural gas discoveries located in the Greater Barik area on onshore Block 6 with respective shares of 25% and 75%, as per the agreement between both companies and before possible State back-in, with the objective of an initial gas production of around 500 MMcfd and a potential to reach 1 bcf/d at a later stage.“We are pleased to sign this MoU with the Sultanate of Oman that will give us access to new gas resources and the opportunity to develop an integrated gas project,” Arnaud Breuillac, President Exploration & Production at Total, said.“We will bring our expertise in LNG and will introduce access to a new gas market for the Sultanate. Developing an LNG bunkering service will generate in-country value and job opportunities, and will support industry diversification through fostering the shipping activity in Oman.”last_img read more

Leeds manager Bielsa admits spy claims

first_imgLeeds boss Marcelo Bielsa accepts he did send someone to spy on Derby County’s training but still hasn’t apologised for the scenario.Derby reported that a Leeds employee had to be removed by police around the training ground ahead of Friday night’s Championship match between the clubs.Derby manager Frank Lampard suspended training and took the players off the pitch after the ‘spy’ was discovered.Asked about the incident before facing Derby, Bielsa told Sky Sports:“It’s true it was someone from Leeds United. I am responsible for it. It doesn’t matter if this is legal or illegal, or right or wrong…Solskjaer reveals he plans to build his team around Pogba Manuel R. Medina – July 17, 2019 The Manchester United manager wants to end the speculation that the Frenchman is leaving the Red Devils.“For me, it is enough that Frank Lampard and Derby felt it was not the right thing to do, for me to believe that I didn’t behave well.“Yesterday I talked to Frank Lampard and he said I didn’t respect the rules of fair play. I have a different point of view on it, but the important thing is what Frank Lampard and Derby think.“I am the only one responsible for it, because I didn’t ask for the permission of Leeds to do it.“Without trying to find a justification, I have been using this kind of practice since the qualifiers for the World Cup with Argentina. It is not illegal, we have been doing it publicly and we talk about it in the press. For some people, it’s the wrong thing to do and for other people, it’s not the wrong thing to do.”last_img read more

Craig Cathcart on Watfords comeback victory

first_imgWatford defender Craig Cathcart reflects on their 2-1 away win at Crystal Palace after he scored on both ends of the pitch on Saturday.Cathcart was unfortunate to be on the end of Abdoulaye Doucouré’s attempted clearance which ricocheted off him and went into the net.The Northern Irishman equaled the most own goals scored in the Premier League this season, on par with Wesley Hoedt of Southampton.He went from zero to hero in the 67th minute when he nodded in the equalizer from a corner kick sent in by Jose Holebas.Tom Cleverley then came off the bench and scored in the 74th minute to give the visitors a 2-1 victory at Selhurst Park.Joel Ward, Crystal PalaceHow Joe Ward thanks his faith for his football Manuel R. Medina – September 13, 2019 Crystal Palace defender, Joel Ward, has thanked his Christian faith for helping him play football professionally and he explains why.“It was my first brace! So I’m happy with that…” Cathcart jokingly told the club’s website.“Obviously, it’s nice after scoring an O.G. to get the equalizing goal. Then we had the momentum going forward.“The second goal from Tom was a great finish, and we pretty much controlled the game after that.”last_img read more

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