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Over 1,000 pollution complaints investigated in Donegal this year

first_img1,022 complaints of environmental pollution have been investigated by Donegal County Council this year so far.The complaints have resulted in 303 enforcement actions being issued against people or businesses who were causing problems.Pollution issues centre around fly-tipping, illegal dumping, water pollution, domestic wastewater treatment system problems, noise, backyard burning and other breaches. The figures were released to Cllr Gerry Crawford this week. They also show that 1,020 reports of pollution were received by the council in 2018 and 1334 were closed out, which included reports from the previous year. 399 enforcement actions were initiated in 2018.Donegal County Council records all complaints and reports, which are reported to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) each year.Over 1,000 pollution complaints investigated in Donegal this year 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) Tags:Donegal County CouncilEnvironmentEnvironmental Protection Agencylast_img read more

Pearce takes Forest manager’s job

first_imgStuart Pearce is to return to Nottingham Forest as manager.The Shepherd’s Bush-born 51-year-old will take over on a two-year contract on 1 July.The ex-Forest captain, who began his career at Wealdstone, initially turned down the job for family reasons but had a change of heart.“I had so much on of a personal nature that it wasn’t the right time,” he explained.“But when they asked if I would take it from the summer I jumped at the chance. Everything seems right.”Pearce spent 12 years as a player at Forest, where he also had a spell as caretaker manager.He has since managed Manchester City and the England Under-21 side.“The honour of coming back into this club is massive but what I have done here as a player is irrelevant,” he added.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Is “smart baby” tech a parent’s biggest dream or worst nightmare?

first_imgSmart health products have been around for some time targeting health and well-being, with a reasonable number aimed at our aging populations who may be unable to care for themselves as once before. It stands to reason that the other spectrum of the lifecycle is being monitored and analyzed the data made possible through connected devices.A smart baby summit is now part of the CES experience offering parents and parents-to-be with health, welfare and educational information and experiences for their children. Here are some of the most interesting devices on offer.Bloomlife smart patchThe Bloomlife smart patch is the first consumer-accessible clinically validated pregnancy wearable to automatically track contractions by safely and passively picking up electrical signals from the uterus, unlocking information for consumers previously only available at a doctor’s visit.Users can visualize each contraction as it occurs and learn how it corresponds to the sensations felt. Bloomlife calculates the frequency and duration and changes in contractions so women can more easily communicate with their birth team. In support of its mission to improve birth outcomes, and in partnership with the Bloomlife community of moms, Bloomlife intends to crowdsource the largest and most comprehensive data set on maternal and fetal health parameters to identify biomarkers for pregnancy complications.“Despite one in eight women delivering preterm, the underlying causes and triggers of preterm birth are poorly understood,” says Eric Dy, co-founder and CEO of Bloomlife. “Traditional approaches to clinical research are fraught with red tape when it comes to pregnancy. We see an opportunity to revolutionize medical discovery and innovation, leveraging the power of citizen science and crowdsourced consumer-generated data, which is particularly needed in underserved areas such as pregnancy.”Cost: $149 per month, presumably relying on some expectation of when you will give birthSmart Pump by Naya HealthWhen a breast pump is designed by a couple skilled in biology and robotics, you know it’s going to be something innovative. The FDA cleared, hospital-grade Smart pump is a lightweight three pounds, designed to pump milk faster with an app that automatically tracks the amount of milk expressed and enables Moms to keep track of their milk inventory. Once the Mom no longer needs it, they can return it to the store and the company will refurbish it and donate it to a mother who would otherwise not have access to a breast pump.Cost: $999SNOO smart sleeperSNOO is a baby bed — as distinct from a cradle — that uses smart technology to boost sleep, by choosing slow rocking and calming white noise, and to calm crying, by choosing just the right mix of faster rocking and stronger womb sound.  It includes a “5-second swaddle” that keeps babies safely on their back making it impossible for them to roll onto their stomach. A corresponding app helps parents understand their baby’s crying cues and get a real-time view of what SNOO is doing to comfort their baby.Cost: $1,160.00Hatch Baby Changing Pad and scaleThe smart changing pad is designed to help parents determine how much weight their baby has gained. An accompanying app tracks your baby’s weight, diaper habits, feeding, and sleeping. The app seems to be the star of the product, as the changing pad is simply a padded scale. The company has a range of future products coming out this year; it will be interesting to see how smart they get.Cost: $250TytohomeTytoHome is a connected health system that provides a complete telehealth visit and comprehensive medical exam of the heart, lungs, ears, skin, throat and temperature through the use of an advanced digital stethoscope, otoscope, thermometer and examination camera with a secure data exchange, clinical repository, appropriate instructions and live telehealth visits. The company has recently announced a partnership with American Well, making online health care accessible, though the health provider reimbursements may vary from state to state.The benefit of the product is that it could be used by different members of the family (assuming it is appropriately sterilized between uses) making it more cost effective. However, I wonder how quickly it will be usurped by a more sophisticated model, leaving early adopters wanting.  The company also offers a product for health professionals, enabling them to offer clinical services to remote locations when needed such as schools, nursing, and home care facilities, this could prove more successful.Cost: $250But is all this really needed?The inevitable question from reviewing a plethora of baby connected devices is whether they are really necessary. It’s easy to imagine generations of mothers commenting that they managed fine without such devices. But for babies with complex needs or parents with brains addled by sleep deprivation, surely the option to purchase such items is a positive one? After all, the market appears to be well regulated and monitored with plenty of parents offering their opinions of different products through blogs and review sites. The life of each product will be the question, as baby devices are traditionally stored for future offspring or passed onto friends or neighbors, will this also be the case with connected products?Ultimately we choose what we consume and what we bypass. This market might never get as big as the devices for the aged, but it is growing. Tags:#Connected Devices#connected health#featured#Hatchm SNOO#Naya health#smart baby summit#smart changing pad#smart home#teleconferencing#telehealth#top#Tyto home Related Posts How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua… Follow the Puckcenter_img Cate Lawrence Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You…last_img read more

Xiong Jin Nan delivers Angela Lee’s 1st loss, retains ONE women’s strawweight strap

first_imgView comments Google Philippines names new country director Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Aung La N Sang keeps ONE middleweight title, Brandon Vera challenges for Light heavyweight belt Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Xiong Jin Nan dealt Lee her first defeat to retain her women’s strawweight world title in the co-main event of ONE: A New Era Sunday night at Ryogoku Kokugikan here.Xiong stopped Lee in the fifth round to extend her winning streak to nine.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsBut run nearly came to a halt after she barely survived an armbar applied by Lee with still a minute left in the fourth round.EPIC armbar escape 😱 @angelaleemma #WeAreONE #ANewEra #Tokyo #MartialArts pic.twitter.com/aEN8Loo7KV— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) March 31, 2019Showing the heart of a champion, Xiong refused to tap and then, came out with a flurry in the fifth round.ADVERTISEMENT Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event TOKYO, Japan—Angela Lee moved up in weight and sought to make history but she ended up meeting her match.ADVERTISEMENT Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrantscenter_img PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles01:51SC gives QC court one month extension to resolve Maguindanao massacre case02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles The Chinese star broke Lee down with a body punch before she relentlessly unleashed combinations to force the stoppage.The 31-year-old Xiong foiled Lee’s bid to become ONE Championship’s first two-division women’s champion.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Met Service Fully Prepared for 2013 Hurricane Season

first_imgDirector of the National Meteorological Service (Met Service), Jeffery Spooner, says the agency is fully prepared to provide timely and accurate weather forecasting during the 2013 hurricane season, which begins June 1.“We are ready with all the equipment.  Our Doppler radar has been repaired and we have procured some of the critical spares. Virtually all of the staff are in place and are trained, prepped and ready to face the up-coming hurricane season,” he stated.Mr. Spooner was speaking to JIS News just before addressing a Heads of Agencies meeting held on Wednesday (May 15), at the Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change in Kingston.He informed that the office is experiencing difficulties with the weather balloon station that monitors the characteristics of the upper atmosphere. The United States-based National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which manufactures and supplies the station, will be undertaking the repairs, he said.While the National Hurricane Centre have not yet issued official projections for the 2013 hurricane season, the Colorado State University has projected an above average Atlantic hurricane season with some 18 named storms.Nine of these are projected to become hurricanes, four of which are expected to be major systems.Mr. Spooner noted that while Jamaica has been spared the effects of major hurricanes in recent years, things could be different this year.He said the Caribbean has been mentioned “for the first time in a long time, that it is in line for a hit by a major hurricane”.Mr. Spooner is encouraging Jamaicans to begin making preparations for the season, and to heed the advice of the Met Office to ensure their safety and the security of their property during the hurricane season.Minister of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Hon. Robert Pickersgill, commended the Met Service’s proactive approach to the 2013 hurricane season, noting that the country will be well advised in the event of any eventualities.CONTACT: O. RODGER HUTCHINSONlast_img read more