Man who went on drink-driving spree ordered to return from England for sentence

first_imgA man has been ordered to return from England to face sentencing after damaging two cars and injuring a woman during an alleged drink-driving spree.Kyle Boyle struck two cars, injuring a woman before hitting a stone wall in Dunfanaghy, Co Donegal on January 15th, 2017. Letterkenny District Court heard how Boyle had been driving at speed through Portnablagh before losing control and then striking the two cars and eventually crashing.Boyle tried to phone friends but Gardai arrived and arrested him at the scene.“He made a number of calls to friends to try and help him get away from the scene but was not successful,” said Garda Inspector Barry Doyle.Boyle, of Eden More, Dunafanaghy, had no insurance and failed to give either a breath, blood or urine sample to Gardai.Solicitor Patsy Gallagher said his client was in England working but accepted the charges and wanted to put them behind him.Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case to sentence Boyle on April 18th next.Man who went on drink-driving spree ordered to return from England for sentence was last modified: March 24th, 2018 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:carscourtcrashdrinkDunfanaghyGardaiKyle BOylelast_img read more

Network as a Service: Open Source Enables Efficient Cloud Hosting

first_imgTo keep up with the growth of cloud computing and virtualization, networks keep evolving. But unlike Twitter’s Trending Topics, IT budgets don’t scale up. In fact one of the major initiatives in many IT shops is creatively reduce their own expense. To get to a scalable cloud infrastructure where costs are contained, it sounds like the network industry is going to see a time where a “Linux” arrives on the scene. An open source alternative to building networks may disrupt the networking landscape and give network admins an open source network operating system. Virtualization: It’s in the Network TooDistributing workload across machines, storage, and environments has required networks to be smarter than ever. Now, the network needs to be intelligent enough to not only route traffic both a bridge and a toll-gate, but to also provision and de-provision all aspects of the environment at a moments notice. Providers like Rackspace are in the business of using the network to optimize the performance of the entire data center. To be effective in keeping up with dynamic system provisioning, technical teams need access to all tiers of the computing environment to reduce operations overhead. Hosting providers, such as Amazon Web Services and Rackspace innovate new integration patterns – including ones in the core of the network – to get their job done. Network operating systems that are open, like Extreme XOS enable large scale hosting providers to look deeper into networking gear and start to tune it themselves. And enterprises may follow this trend.Servers Don’t Sleep at Night, but Applications and Admins DoFor a long time, networks have been used to detect the peers and devices. Many of us use the nearly ubiquitous DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol), which is the the thing that automatically assigns IP addresses to a PC when plugging into the network. In an analogy, there is a need for a “super DHCP” is needed that can keep up with the highly virtualized cloud infrastructure per virtual instance. To do this, engineers look deeper to find efficiencies in how the network talks to the hardware and software for the virtual machines.A good example of benefit for this is where a resource has peak loads during the day. Due to natural usage, the applications compute power is not utilized during the night. Using monitoring and provisioning tools, the network can de-provision the extra hardware and offer it to another service. This “freeing up” allocation saves power and money. This is a simple example of where virtual data center solutions are being innovated in the industry to figure out how to further timeshare the computing resources. The network has the ability to help manage the scale down to the moment is enabled by it’s reach to everything over IP (Internet Protocol). The Open Network Wins, Developers RuleExtreme Networks is betting IT leaders that have become very familiar with Linux and open source Hypervisors like XEN want to tweak the network. For the data center manager that wants to go into the core network engines innovate, there comes a need for APIs, SDKS, and open access libraries.Extreme’s openness is in the form of web services, many offered that are offered as XML or CLI scripting that allow integrate tools into the core of the network via XML, and configure edge ports for security and VOIP access as dynamic provisioning.The company offers a code workbench of its own to download widgets to plug into the network. Designed for the open source developer, it shares the familiar pattern that presides in open source community for application frameworks and operating systems code sharing. Shown in the diagram, Extreme’s network offers real-time provisioning of code widgets in the network. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Play Nice: the Networks Worst Enemy May be SuccessWill the network evolve to see an open source player that drives change in pricing and value?In the rush to enable new efficiencies we wonder if this is an Apple A-HA moment in the making. The question seems to be can the giants in the space balance the fine line of better end-to-end experience of managing the environment and whether vendors do it best. If we follow the Apple example of industry success, and end-to-end play for the network may be in the cards.Last month, Juniper announced it has created a new business group and commitment to an Junos ecosystem. Juniper has made a big move towards open source innovation in it’s recent re-branding and at least to one analyst, John Furrier from Silicon Angle, seems to be suggesting that Juniper Judo’ing Cisco, like Google did with Open and Microsoft. That probably doesn’t feel the least bit nice to the market leader, especially when Cisco is priming it’s engines for changing the Internet forever.Cisco announced opening IOS in 2007 in an effort towards compartmentalizing IOS as part of its overall movement into a more software based organization. With the complex series of network enhancements and feature sets, it will be interesting to see how Cisco views “open” vs. “customizable” and where the control lives for network management and up-time. When visiting the Cisco IOS website today, we see the standard license and no clear mention of open source licensing. Cisco strikes the balance between open and controlled in it’s a approach to defining what an open network is and where networks will be encapsulated as services.We wonder if Cisco deliver the capabilities to pull more traffic into it’s end-to-end range, while open networking APIs rise as part of the network service stack. With this market, it’s likely both. At very least, open networking has a role in determining the fate of the network and where territories are being defined. The Cloud is a Network of ServicesThe cloud is defining a world where service orientation rules – both the software and physical layers. And, it is breaking the rules of workload distribution, where network topologies are changing. The requirements of connecting the layer 2 and layer 3 networks, as well as IT leaders that are building solutions for mass scaling (enterprises or service providers) are evolving and being driven by an ability to be efficient at the workload level. Extreme Networks Technical Brief, Dynamic Network Virtualization Overview, explains the value of plug and play network components in today’s topology. “By leveraging Extreme Networks® ExtremeXOS®, a modular, edge-to-core operating system, and our extensibility frame-work including Universal Port Scripting and an XML interface, Extreme Networks is able to tightly integrate the switching network with the virtualization environment to create a virtualization-aware network fabric that automates the network-level virtualization required in next generation data center and cloud computing environments. This unique functionality enables Extreme Networks to provide seamless support of virtualization capabilities across the various hypervisor platforms, including Citrix ZEN, Microsoft and VMware. The highly integrated solution allows the Extreme Networks solutions to trigger responses to virtualization moves as they happen in the network by virtue of a tightly integrated XML-based network management framework.”Extreme, and now Juniper, are moving in the direction of offering IT administrators control points in networks and protocols to optimize it opens the market. It looks promising to give administrators vendor leverage in buying services without vendor lock, or waiting for feature releases from the vendor. And, it mirrors the open-source movement in bringing communities together to solve problems and build compatible services. Open APIs may define the cloud’s network of the future for large hosting providers. We wonder if for the enterprise.Photo credit: opensourceway Related Posts Tags:#cloud#cloud computing#Vendors#Virtualization Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… mike kirkwoodlast_img read more

29th Street Publishing Remakes iPad Magazines

first_imgIts founders would know, as two of them, David Jacobs and Natalie Podrazik, came from Six Apart, which created Movable Type as well as TypePad. (Disclosure time: Six Apart later became Say Media, which is now ReadWrite’s parent company. This was all before my time.) 29th Street’s latest offering is Weekend Companion from New York-based culture smorgasbord The Awl. I will admit to a certain jealousy about how awesome this publication looks.I had a few questions for CEO David Jacobs and editorial director Blake Eskin about this whole tablet publishing revolution and whether it’s really happening. By way of giving us a tour of the 29th Street tools, they offered some interesting answers.ReadWrite: Are there really a small, set number of text fields that can take full advantage of an iPad for a publisher? Are the constraints good, or are they merely necessary?David Jacobs: There is variation in the fields for every publisher. For instance, for V As In Victor, everything is written by one author, who is acknowledged throughout the app (including, of course, in its title). But for The Awl, having proper bylines is critical to their identity as a publisher. So that’s a fundamental “text field” in publishing that behaves very differently between two otherwise similar publications. I think you’d be surprised how many things change between different instances of the app. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts ReadWrite: Tell us about the pricing and options for publishers.Blake Eskin: Scope determines everything, so it’s difficult to give you a number, but we will build publishers an app as a services project for an extremely competitive fee, plus a modest monthly hosting cost. We can also work with publishers (like V as in Victor‘s Bill Vourvoulias or The Awl) on a revenue share, with little or no startup cost.David Jacobs: I would add that we are iterating on our business model and goals as much as on our product itself. That’s why we don’t have fixed, public offerings. But I think it’s fair to say that what other people charge $100,000 for, we may charge $20,000 for. And over time we want that to be cheaper.Blake Eskin: When publishers focus on the cost of technology, there’s a risk that they think of technology as the only cost. We want our publishers to flourish, so we want to make the technology affordable. To succeed, you have to be realistic about the costs of making good work, whether it’s money to pay contributors and designers (and yourself!) or time to research and write and edit, and your audience has to begin to understand that, too.ReadWrite:With the biggest and best Web publishers going paywall, and with the smallest and best going iPad, what happens to people who won’t pay for content?David Jacobs: I am not sure this has to be either/or. Writers and artists need to get paid. And I think that subscriptions/memberships/patronage (all of which are cousins as monetization models) will just be one element.I like what [Awl co-editor] Choire [Sicha] wrote in The Awl‘s post about advertiser’s “underwriting” work. I’m not saying that The Awl will definitely go that way, but I think that for certain advertisers’, audiences and content, it makes a lot of sense. My intuition is that we’ll end up with something very similar to what we have now — free content that is ad supported with a premium offering. But (as you know), it’s very challenging to make the economics of CPM [cost per thousand ad impressions] operate at scale. Tags:#Apple#iPad#Newsstand#publishing ReadWrite:This is different from the Web in a lot of ways, but I think the most significant is that there’s no going straight to the publisher’s domain for the new subscriber. Readers have to get through the App Store gauntlet first. Is that an obstacle for publishers trying to be distinct and independent? How about for 29th Street itself? You don’t have control over that App Store page listing your offerings, right?David Jacobs: We do not have control over our App Store page, but it is important to us that our first several apps are distinctive from a design and editorial standpoint. The diversity of our published work is also important to us. We don’t want people to see just a bunch of tech, culture or sports magazines. And when people look us up in the App Store, we’re confident that the first 12-15 apps are going to represent us very well. Our platform is only as good the people using it. Compared to what publishing has been going through, programming is pretty easy.We also don’t assume that the Newsstand will stay the same forever. We have given the Newsstand team a lot of feedback, and I know other developers have too. Publishing imprints and labels are a huge part of Newsstand’s constituency, and in our (admittedly brief) experience, Apple has been responsive to our concerns and questions. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Perhaps you heard about the demise of The Daily. The first big attempt at publishing an iPad magazine was top-heavy in terms of personnel and technology, and it went under. What does that say about iPad publishing?Nothing, really.The Daily was a very early attempt. Now that the hardware and the software of the medium have had some time to mature, successes are emerging, and they look completely different from The Daily. 29th Street Publishing has built a full-service shop to help indie publishers create their own iPad magazines that do it right.Where The Daily’s iPad magazine concept was a massive operation that produced humongous downloads of glitzy content reminiscent of print, the new entrants tend to be short, personal, lightweight, eminently readable and issued at a calmer weekly or bi-weekly pace. They also come in iPhone sizes. It’s like a whole new medium developed for today’s readers, rather than an attempt to recreate an old one.Writing one’s own delightful iOS app is the realm of experts, though. When will publishing natively for the touchscreen be possible for anyone with an idea? The Web publishing revolution didn’t happen until blogging software made it possible for anyone with a computer to participate. As Ryan Singer at 37signals wrote in November, tablets are waiting for their Movable Type.We’re still waiting for the open-source tablet publishing tool anyone can use. But 29th Street Publishing has built a place for small publishers to start. The company handles the apps, which are spare and simple but allow for just the right amount of personality. 29th Street also handles getting these apps into the App Store, where subscribers can get them. Publishers can concentrate on writing and editing. It’s “as simple as blogging,” as the marketing copy says. jon mitchell Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Modi launches projects worth ₹4,500-cr in Odisha

first_imgPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched a number of central government projects in Odisha worth more than ₹4,500 crore. The projects were unveiled during Mr. Modi’s second visit to the eastern state in less than a fortnight. He had unveiled some projects in Bhubaneswar and addressed a BJP rally near the historic Khurda town on December 24. Describing the projects as a new year gift to the people of Odisha, the prime minister expressed hope that 2019 will steer the state on a path of rapid development. The projects inaugurated by Mr. Modi are related to road highways and transport, petroleum and natural gas, railways, culture, tourism and passport services.Some key projects include four-laning of three major national highways in Odisha, laying of a section of a key LPG pipeline and doubling of an important railway line. The prime minister also flagged off a new passenger train on a route, unveiled multi-modal logistics hub in Balasore as well as a project for restoration and conservation of historical site of Haripurgarh.Mr. Modi also inaugurated passport sewa kendras at post offices in Bhadrak, Cuttack, Jajpur, Aska, Keonjhar and Dhenkanal through video conferencing. Currently, people have to go to the regional passport office at Bhubaneswar, officials added. Foundation laying and inauguration of a host of projects by the prime minister comes ahead of general election, which is due in a few months’ time. The assembly polls in Odisha are also slated to be held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha polls. During his last visit to Odisha on December 24, Mr. Modi had unveiled a number of projects worth more than ₹14,500 crore.last_img read more