first_imgAn Anti Bullying Art Exhibition in The Exchange in Buncrana has been a huge hit with the public.The exhibition, which runs for two days only, opened yesterday and continues today between 1 and 7pm.Yesterday was a huge success with almost 300 visitors including a visit from Minister Joe McHugh who was extremely supportive and very impressed by the art included. There is art from children and adults of all ages, and there are approx 250 submissions on exhibit. The purpose of the event was to create a clear representation of how children feel about bullying and how it effects them, and seeing their work all displayed together, and alongside the art submitted by the teen and adult artists, it is a very powerful display.We invite everyone to come along if they are in the area for a few minutes and to bring their children too. It really is beautiful and it shares a strong message that bullying hurts, it leaves scars and children and indeed adults have so much to say about it through their art. ANTI-BULLYING EXHIBITION PROVING A HUGE SUCCESS was last modified: November 29th, 2014 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)last_img read more

Dental nurse’s ‘flossome’ fundraiser for Donegal Hospice

first_imgDental nurse Eileen McGlinchy has come up with an innovative idea to keep our mouths healthy, while also helping Donegal Hospice.Eileen has been a dental nurse since 2011 after completing her degree in Oral Health Promotion.She is the founder of Smiley Eileey’s Oral Health Promotions, and she visits preschools and national schools across Donegal to educate kids on how to keep their pearly whites nice and healthy. Speaking to Donegal Daily, Eileen says; “It is very rewarding seeing the children’s faces light up as I educate them in a fun way on how brushing our teeth can be a fun and enjoyable routine, and not a task that ends up in an argument between parent and child.”She came up with the idea to sell dental floss on a keyring to encourage children and adults alike to get into the habit of flossing, while also raising much needed funds for Donegal Hospice.“Flossing can increase your life expectancy by 6 years. You may ask how? Well, those bacteria that live in our mouth can go down our throat into our heart, lungs and stomach and cause blockages there also unless we clear it using floss.“Having floss on a key ring makes it convenient, often enough food gets stuck in between our teeth after we eat and you constantly battle all day to get it dislodged. Having the flossing key ring in your bag or on your keys makes that problem very solvable.” Having a keyring is also handy for little ones as they can attach it to their school bags or their locker keys.Eileen added; “Learning how to floss early in life will instill a healthy oral hygiene routine for a child which will benefit them later in life.This smiley dental nurse admires the work done at Donegal Hospice, and wanted to do what she could to help them.“I applaud the work of the hospice, and all the staff are so friendly. Every penny they receive goes to good use and I just wanted to give back to them also.“They make all the patients feel at ease and give their family members the time and support they need,” she concluded. You can pick up one of these ‘flossome’ little tools for just €2 at Donegal Denture Clinic Ballyraine, McFadden’s Pharmacy, Errigal Dental Forte Lynne House, Healthwise Pharmacy Ballyraine, Magees Pharmacy and Online Photo Printing, and Lloyds Pharmacy.For more information on where to get the flossers you can check out Eileen’s Facebook page and website.Dental nurse’s ‘flossome’ fundraiser for Donegal Hospice was last modified: April 16th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:charitydental nursedonegal hospicefundraiselast_img read more


first_imgN. Colmcille 0-06 N. Mhuire 0-06.Scores were hard to get in this game both teams had a lot to play for with N. Mhuire looking for league win and N. Colmcille looking for points to avoid relegation.N. Colmcille were 1st to score with a Barry O’Hagan free in the 1st min, N. Mhuire had their 1st score at 5min from a C.McGinley free.N.C score again in 13min from play L.Gillespie. Quick kickout and fast moving play saw Ciaran Mcginley score again for N. Mhuire. 14Min. N. Colmcille last score of the half came on the 16min through L.Grant. Last two score came from N. Mhuire on the 26th min from S.Boyle and 28th from D.White. H-T; N. Colmcille 0-03 N. Mhuire 0-04.2ND half saw only 5 more scores N.C on the 33min free from O’Hagan free. McHugh on 44min for N. Mhuire. O’Hagan free again on 47th min for N. Colmcille. McGinley 51st was last score for N. Mhuire. With R.McErlane scoring N. Colmcille last point on the 58min to draw the game at 6pts each.Heavy underfoot conditions and a lot to play for meant they game was far from spectacular. Both teams had 9 wides. Best for N.Colmcille were L.Grant and R.McErlane. Best for Naomh Mhuire, Aidi O’Gara and Paul Boyle.F-T; N.Colmcille 0-06 N.Mhuire 0-06. N. Colmcille:. 1.M.Callaghan, 2.P.Friel, 3.A.Devenney, 4.E.Gillespie, 5G.Curran, 6.A.Grant, 7.T.McKinley, 8.L.Grant (0-01), 9.R.mcErlane (0-01), 10.M.O’Donnell, 11.B.O’Hagan (0-03), 12.M.Callaghan,13.C.Callaghan,14.J.Donaghy.15.L.Gillispie (0-01).N. Mhuire; 1.S.Gallagher, 2.A.O’Gara, 3.T.Duffy, 4.D.Gallagher, 5.H.McGeady, 6.S.Ferry, 7.P.Boyle, 8.D.White (0-01), 9. O’McGarvey, 10.H.Harden, 11.P.McCafferty, 12.S.Gallagher. 13.S.Boyle, 14.T.McHugh,0-01; C.McGinley,0-03.Ref;Ciaran McShea.GAA DIVISION 3: N COLMCILLE 0-06, N MHUIRE 0-06 was last modified: November 20th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:GAA DIVISION 3: N COLMCILLE 0-06N MHUIRE 0-06last_img read more


first_imgChampions: Magh ÉneBUNDORAN’S  Magh Éne College has brought another Ulster gaelic football title back to Donegal tonight.They swept aside Largy College, Clones, to lift the Corn Chuchulainn U-16B title on a scoreline of 3-12 to 0-08.Declan Clancy, Conor Colreavy and Luke Towey got the vital scores. Keeper Kevin Mulhearn even saved a penalty towards the end to crown a glorious day out for the college at the Athletics Grounds in Armagh.In this year’s under 16 competition, the team came top of their section in the league before defeating Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana in the semi-final and then overcoming Moville Community College in a tightly contested county final.In the Ulster competition they defeated St Patrick’s Ballymena and St Brigid’s, Derry en route to the final.A number of past pupils have played intercounty football at Senior and Under 21 level. Some of these include James Keaney, Christy Keaney, Shane Mc Gowan, Michael McEniff and Peter McGonigle (Donegal), Paul Brennan, Stephen McGurran, Shane Ryan, Donal Clancy and Peter McGowan (Leitrim) as well as Gavin Gilsenan and Darren Gilsenan (Sligo). THE HISTORY BOYS AS MAGH ÉNE LIFT ULSTER TITLE was last modified: March 20th, 2014 by John2Share 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:armaghbundoranClonesMagh Ene Collegelast_img read more


first_imgMore than 200 people turned up for the Swilly Seals Fundraising 5K in Letterkenny.It was a Rosses AC one and two with Ciaran McConnigle was first over the line and his club mate Kevin McGee second.Here is a full list of all the finishers. Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club1 941 16.48 Ciaran McConnigle SM Rosses A.C.2 824 17.27 Kevin McGee M40 Rosses A.C.3 820 17.34 Alan McGinley Walker Lifford A C 4 969 18.16 Rory Grant SM Individual5 995 18.17 Brian Crossan SM Individual6 821 18.18 Conor McGinley Walker Lifford A C7 829 18.28 Paul Dillon SM 24/7 Triathlon8 936 18.29 Paul Russell SM Individual 9 958 18.30 Shaunna McGeehan SW LAC10 968 18.30 Joe Gallagher M40 Milford A C11 854 18.35 Daniel Cullen SM LAC12 957 18.41 Gerard Devine SM Individual 13 997 18.47 Dan Friel SM LYIT14 937 18.50 Collie O’Donnell M40 LAC15 816 18.59 Karim Maguella Walker Swilly Seals16 866 19.07 Alan O’Mahoney SM 24/7 Triathlon17 932 19.08 AN Other SM Individual18 815 19.24 Ciaran O’Donnell M40 LAC19 901 19.32 Shaun McDaid SM Individual20 975 19.33 Michael Black SM 24/7 Triathlon21 864 19.41 Garvan Milligan SM Individual22 948 19.43 Michael Galvin M40 LAC23 949 19.56 Barry Mackey M50 LAC24 868 19.57 Gerard Callaghan SM 24/7 Triathlon25 947 20.11 Kirstie McIlwaine Girls 18 Swilly Seals26 946 20.13 Paul Lee M40 Swilly Seals27 863 20.16 Naoise Enright M40 LAC28 971 20.27 Mark McFadden M40 Individual29 774 20.27 Conor Kelly Walker Swilly Seals15 April 2015 Page 1 of 7Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club30 865 20.29 James Whoriskey SM Milford A C31 972 20.34 Chris Nee M40 Individual32 871 20.35 Gerard Dorrian M50 Milford A C33 828 20.37 Cathal Harley SM Individual34 991 20.41 Colette McElwaine W40 Milford A C35 845 20.47 Mark Bonner Walker Swilly Seals36 955 20.48 Ciaran MacIntyre SM Individual37 848 20.54 Liam Ferry SM Individual38 915 20.54 Karl Sweeney SM 24/7 Triathlon39 990 21.01 Brian Sweeney M40 24/7 Triathlon40 954 21.01 Noel Kilpatrick SM Milford A C41 782 21.10 Meave Callaghan SW LAC42 914 21.11 Terence Diver M40 Individual43 918 21.15 Paul Sweeney M40 LAC44 939 21.16 Clara Quigley SW 24/7 Triathlon45 768 21.26 Clodhna Dunne SW LAC46 781 21.27 John Hughes M50 LAC47 902 21.28 Dannhy McDaid SM Individual48 977 21.31 Marcus McClintock M40 24/7 Triathlon49 852 21.38 Jason Regan SM Individual50 776 21.44 Peter Kelly Walker Swilly Seals51 938 22.06 Lisa Dalton SW 24/7 Triathlon52 860 22.07 Rory Reynolds SM Individual53 923 22.24 Jason McDaid SM Individual54 923 22.24 Colm McNabole SM Individual55 999 22.25 Ciaran Liddy SM LAC56 974 22.28 Aoife McElwaine SW LAC57 830 22.32 Richard Raymond M60 LAC58 998 22.41 Noel McCormick M40 Individual59 908 22.53 Joseph Casey M40 Individual60 875 22.56 Eoghan Moore Walker Swilly Seals61 943 22.57 Frank McGettigan M50 Individual15 April 2015 Page 2 of 7Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club62 981 23.00 Eoin Fogarty M40 Individual63 879 23.01 Eoghan Gleeson SM Individual64 853 23.03 Maggie Shiels W40 LAC65 920 23.04 Marian Kerr SW LAC66 921 23.10 Eoghan O’Colla SM Individual67 950 23.24 Brian Duffy M40 Individual68 967 23.35 LorcaN Harvey Walker Swilly Seals69 882 23.37 Mark Trayers SM Individual70 983 23.40 Lisa Doherty SW Finn Valley A C71 803 23.46 Eoin Bonar Walker Swilly Seals72 956 23.55 Alison Stoddart SW Individual73 775 24.00 Eadaoin Kelly Walker Swilly Seals74 916 24.05 Patrick Brennan SM Individual75 770 24.06 Danny Hall Walker Swilly Seals76 900 24.07 Martina McDaid SW Individual77 862 24.11 Helena Crossan SW Individual78 877 24.12 Gary Price SM Individual79 993 24.12 Rachel Crossan SW Individual80 769 24.19 John Hall SM Swilly Seals81 992 24.20 Olivia Gillan SW Individual82 826 24.21 Philip McGee Walker Swilly Seals83 951 24.22 Maura O’Grady W50 Swilly Seals84 812 24.23 Tiegan Smith Walker Individual85 837 24.25 Mary Bond W50 Finn Valley A C86 811 24.34 Cliff Smith Walker Individual87 813 24.35 Rowan Smith Walker Individual88 783 24.35 Liam McLaughlin M50 Individual89 986 24.46 Harry Shields Walker Swilly Seals90 922 24.53 Alicia Quigley SW Foyle Valley91 940 24.53 Kevin Fisher SM Individual92 777 24.54 Brendan Giles SM Cranford A C93 899 24.58 Fiona McDaid SW Individual15 April 2015 Page 3 of 7Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club94 784 25.03 Mary T Gallagher SW Individual95 867 25.17 Kieron Kelly SM 24/7 Triathlon96 919 25.25 Filip Blazejcz Walker Swilly Seals97 773 25.30 Michelley Kelly W40 Swilly Seals98 973 25.34 Angus Hunter M40 Individual99 876 25.35 CharlieJoe McGinley M40 LAC100 924 25.55 Conor McGuigan SM Swilly Seals101 976 26.07 RoseMary Russell W40 Swilly Seals102 989 26.25 Pauline McDaid SW Individual103 933 26.30 Sam Faulhner SM Individual104 841 26.44 Ernest Cooke SM Individual105 804 26.48 Aimee Bonar Walker Swilly Seals106 917 26.49 John Crawford SM Individual107 907 26.59 Una McCotter W40 Milford A C108 903 27.01 Mary Bonnar W50 Individual109 934 27.11 Anthony Gildea M40 Individual110 985 27.14 Molly Shields Walker Swilly Seals111 961 27.35 Patrick Carrig SM Individual112 963 27.35 Darragh Saupson JM Individual113 785 28.23 Ciara Johnston SW Individual114 861 28.24 Jimmy Gildea SM LAC115 772 28.50 Stewart Friel SM Swilly Seals116 904 28.58 shauna higgins Walker Swilly Seals117 962 28.59 Roisin Gardiner SW Individual118 982 29.06 Orla Gallagher SW Individual119 869 29.10 Klaudia Rogalla SW 24/7 Triathlon120 823 29.14 Kerem Yilmaz Walker Individual121 953 29.21 Carmel Kavanagh SW Individual122 935 29.23 Liam Haughey M50 Individual123 911 29.35 Caoimhe Bond Walker Swilly Seals124 857 29.36 Stevie Shiels M40 LAC125 859 29.36 Conor Shiels Walker LAC15 April 2015 Page 4 of 7Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club126 980 29.39 Eilish Russell Walker Swilly Seals127 832 29.40 Georgia Keys Walker Swilly Seals128 994 30.07 Ann Marie McDevitt SW Individual129 966 30.49 Siofra Harvey Walker Swilly Seals130 786 30.52 Isabel Du plessis Walker Swilly Seals131 850 30.54 Senan Martin Walker Swilly Seals132 851 31.00 Ellie Martin Walker Swilly Seals133 849 31.00 Shirley Barrett SW Swilly Seals134 791 31.16 Isabel Mills SW Swilly Seals135 792 31.16 Mark Mills SM Swilly Seals136 771 31.39 Kitty hall SW Swilly Seals137 884 32.00 Christina Nelis SW Individual138 883 32.01 Elaine Callaghan SW Individual139 945 32.37 Ciara McDermott Walker Swilly Seals140 944 32.38 Pat McDermott SM Swilly Seals141 927 33.40 Sean Pascual Walker Swilly Seals142 888 33.48 Scott Wilson Walker Swilly Seals143 889 33.54 Sarah Wilson Walker Swilly Seals144 846 34.31 Darragh Bonner Walker Swilly Seals145 839 35.07 Erin Toye Walker Individual146 827 35.19 Katie McGee Walker Swilly Seals147 959 35.19 Kayleigh McGuinness Walker Swilly Seals148 825 35.19 Ita Mcgee Walker Swilly Seals149 844 35.34 Megan Bonner Walker Swilly Seals150 806 35.45 Ellie Maloney Walker Swilly Seals151 798 36.02 Chloe Tinney Walker Swilly Seals152 833 36.12 Jessica Keys Walker Swilly Seals153 996 36.16 Sarah Duffy Walker Swilly Seals154 979 36.18 Eamon Russell Walker Swilly Seals155 874 37.58 James Moore Walker Swilly Seals156 843 38.19 Caoimhe Harvey Walker Individual157 842 38.19 Deirdre Bonner Walker Swilly Seals15 April 2015 Page 5 of 7Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club158 965 38.27 Roisin Harvey Walker Swilly Seals159 817 38.28 Cara Nulty Walker Swilly Seals160 810 38.50 Lisa Black Walker Individual161 805 39.13 Emma Bonar Walker Swilly Seals162 906 39.18 Tobias Bagasala Walker Swilly Seals163 905 39.20 Richie Bagasala SM Swilly Seals164 925 39.21 Mario Pascual Walker Swilly Seals165 880 39.53 Deirdre Duffy Walker Swilly Seals166 790 39.54 Kira Mills Walker Swilly Seals167 881 39.55 Catriona Carr Walker Swilly Seals168 878 39.56 Marie Mailey Walker Individual169 873 39.57 Susan Doherty Walker Individual170 970 39.57 Ellen Russell Walker Swilly Seals171 978 39.58 Grainne Russell Walker Swilly Seals172 779 39.59 Alannah Ferry Walker Swilly Seals173 822 40.00 Ezgi Yilmaz Walker Individual174 912 40.01 Jack Bond Walker Swilly Seals175 814 40.02 Josie Gallagher M60 Individual176 838 40.12 Anthony Boyle Walker Individual177 836 40.13 Paul Gillespie Walker Swilly Seals178 942 40.20 Paula Gready Walker Individual179 802 40.20 Jackie Bonar Walker Swilly Seals180 855 41.05 Chloe Shiels Walker LAC181 855 41.05 Alison Johnston Walker Individual182 928 41.14 Arlene Lunney Walker Individual183 984 41.18 Lucy Shields Walker Swilly Seals184 987 41.19 Denis Shields M40 24/7 Triathlon185 835 41.20 Philip Gillespie Walker Swilly Seals186 778 42.21 Cora Ferry Walker Swilly Seals187 885 42.21 Sinead O’Kane Walker Swilly Seals188 780 42.21 Amy O’Donnell Walker Swilly Seals189 964 43.38 Toni Harvey Walker Swilly Seals15 April 2015 Page 6 of 7Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club190 858 43.41 Louise Cullen Walker Individual191 809 45.25 Ellie McCarry Walker Individual192 808 45.25 Aine Doherty Walker Individual193 801 48.21 Sine Ohaodha Walker Swilly Seals194 913 48.22 Paddy Bond Walker Swilly Seals195 788 48.26 Leon Halligan Walker Swilly Seals196 834 48.26 Jack Keys Walker Swilly Seals197 800 48.37 Maarife Ohaodha Walker Swilly Seals198 818 49.08 Brooke McCauley Walker Swilly Seals199 910 49.08 Joseph Bond Walker Swilly Seals200 926 49.12 Nympha Pascual Walker Swilly Seals201 930 49.12 Tina Maniti Walker Individual202 909 49.34 Paddy Bond Walker Swilly Seals203 872 49.48 Clare Duffy Walker Individual204 870 49.48 Brid Ronaghan Walker Individual205 787 50.35 Linda Halligan Walker Swilly Seals206 789 50.35 Tara Gildea SW Swilly Seals207 799 51.30 Justin Baylon Walker Swilly Seals208 952 51.30 Aoibheann O’Grady Walker Swilly Seals209 831 51.30 Sarah Bundschu Walker Individual210 847 52.38 Kathleen McDaID Walker Individual211 819 52.38 Phil Dalton Walker Swilly Seals212 931 55.38 Princess Maniti Walker Individual213 929 55.39 Mona Esguera Walker IndividualTotal Runners: 213MORE THAN 200 TURN OUT FOR THE SWILLY SEALS 5K- WHERE DID YOU COME? was last modified: April 15th, 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 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first_imgNeil’s stunning portrait.There have been thousands of pictures taken of iconic Fanad Lighthouse.But Neil Carey’s is up there amongst the best.Neil simply tags his stunning portrait ‘Last moments of daylight as the lamp switches on in Fanad lighthouse.’ THE GUIDING LIGHT IN THE SKYLINE ABOVE FANAD – PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: August 25th, 2014 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:donegalfanad lighthouseNeil Carey Photographylast_img read more

Victor Moses ‘will complete £9m move to Chelsea’

first_imgWigan star Victor Moses is set to join Chelsea for £9m, the Daily Mirror say.It is claimed that Latics chairman Dave Whelan has agreed to a deal worth less than the £10m he insisted it would take to prise the former Crystal Palace forward away from Wigan.Moses is now tipped to discuss personal terms and complete his move to Stamford Bridge.The Mirror also say Chelsea plan make-or-break talks with Marseille on Monday to try to land Spanish right-back Cesar Azpilicueta – and that QPR’s Joey Barton is on the verge of a season-long loan move to Blackpool.It is claimed Barton is open to the idea of joining the Tangerines and that Blackpool are keen to sign him in order to get one over their neighbours Fleetwood Town.Barton, who is banned for the first 12 matches of the season, has been training with Fleetwood and it has been suggested that he could join them on loan.This page is regularly updated.See also:Saints confident of seeing off Chelsea’s interest in youngster – reportFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

BRICS on track to set up development bank

first_img18 November 2014 President Jacob Zuma flanked by international relations minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and finance minister Nhlanhla Nene during the informal BRICS meeting. (Image: GCIS)An interim board of directors has been set up by BRICS to lead the next phase to establish the National Development Bank (NDB), an institution similar to the International Monetary Fund that will support the five emerging national economies.This was announced by BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) during an informal meeting on the first day of the G20 Leaders’ Summit held in Brisbane, Australia from 15 to 16 November, according to a statement from the South African Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO).Appointment of NDB presidentThe leaders of BRICS also recommended their finance ministers to appoint an NDB president and vice-president well in advance of the next BRICS Summit to be held in the Russian city of Ufa in 2015.The bank, which will be headquartered in Shanghai, China, will focus on BRICS infrastructure projects, but will be also open to new members from the United Nations. Each BRICS country will contribute US$2-billion to the bank’s funds from their budgets over the next seven years. The bank’s authorized capital will be set at US$100 billion.BRICS cooperation at new levelBRICS leaders underscored that the signing of the agreements establishing the NDB and the Contingent Reserve Arrangement (CRA) brought BRICS cooperation “to a fundamentally new level with the creation of instruments to contribute to the stability of the international financial system’, according to DIRCO.“The Leaders asked their Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors to ensure that, by the next BRICS Summit, the CRA Working Group concludes the procedural rules and operational guidelines of the Governing Council and the Standing Committee of the CRA. They also asked their Central Bank Governors to ensure that the Inter-Central Bank Agreement foreseen in the CRA be concluded by the Summit in Russia.’On the G20 Leaders’ Summit, BRICS leaders discussed some of the issues on the agenda, which include measures to promote growth and job creation; investment and infrastructure; trade; and cooperation on tax matters.Global economySix years after the international financial crisis, BRICS leaders noted that a full recovery is yet to be experienced by member countries. However, emerging market economies have been contributing to global economic activity by sustaining high growth rates, despite adverse circumstances and spill-overs from policies of major advanced economies, especially monetary policies.“The Leaders noted the G20 efforts, but underscored that more needs to be done to support global demand in the short-run, especially by advanced economies, and to promote an increase in investment and long-run growth potential. They underscored that investment and economic reforms are critically important to boosting demand and lifting long-term growth. Emerging market economies remain in general well prepared to face external shocks,’ said DIRCO.The BRICS leaders also noted their concern at the non-implementation of the 2010 International Monetary Fund reforms, and its impact on the Fund’s legitimacy and credibility. They said in the event that the United States fails to ratify the 2010 reforms by the end of 2014, they called on the G20 to schedule a discussion of the options for next steps that the IMF has committed to present in January 2015.EbolaThe Ebola epidemic is of concern and has severe economic and social impact, the BRICS leaders noted. They also expressed their commitment to work with the international community in the response to this epidemic and supported efforts made by the United Nations and its agencies, including the World Health Organization, as well as other institutions.In addition, BRICS leaders reaffirmed their commitment to reinforce full-fledged intra-BRICS cooperation as agreed at the Fortaleza Summit in Brazil earlier this year. They said they look forward to the formulation of a long-term economic cooperation framework to forge closer BRICS partnership.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

PHIUS Conference Set for December

first_imgThe annual conference will take place this year in Arlington, Virginia, with two days of pre-conference programming on December 4 and 5, the core conference on December 6 and 7, and a tour of Passive House projects on December 8. The conference brings together a variety of high-performance building professionals to focus on building science, construction detailing, mechanical systems, and case studies of a variety of building types, PHIUS said in announcement. Manufacturers will have their products on display in the Exhibition Hall, and winners of the annual PHIUS design competition will be announced. Once aligned with the German-based Passive House Institute, PHIUS is an independent organization that has developed its own climate-specific building standard for the North American market. It emphasizes low energy use and tight building envelopes.RELATED ARTICLESAn Inside Look at the New PHIUS StandardPassive House: PHIUS or PHI?A Passive House Door for PetsA Prefab Passive House in MichiganGetting Schooled on Passive House One focus of this year’s conference will be using the PHIUS+ standard to reach net zero performance profitably in all building types. Jeremy Rifkin, author of The Third Industrial Revolution and The Green New Deal: Why the Fossil Fuel Civilization Will Collapse by 2028, and the Bold Economic Plan to Save Life on Earth, is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at 9 a.m. on December 6. The rest of the core schedule is available here. Registration information is available here. The design competition awards ceremony takes place on December 5. The juried competition is for fully certified Passive House projects of all types and in all climate zones. Submissions are due by November 8. Projects compete in five categories with an additional two awards given for best overall project and best project by a young professional. You’ll find details about the competition here. -Scott Gibson is a contributing writer at Green Building Advisor and Fine Homebuilding magazine.last_img read more

The Key IoT Security Questions You Need To Ask

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#authentication#Azure#Azure IoT Suite#Connected Devices#hardware#IoT hub#iot in action#IoT Security#Microsoft#security#top An Internet of Things (IoT) solution offers a multitude of business benefits from decreased operational costs to new revenue streams. But it also comes with a host of security considerations, including an ever-changing array of regulatory compliance requirements, demanding expert navigation and acute attention to detail.Below I’ve listed some of the critical questions to ask when deploying a secure IoT solution. To learn more about IoT security, be sure to register for the IoT in Action event in San Francisco on February 13.How secure are your things?For starters, the actual devices must be secure. In the next few years, a new wave of innovation will drive down costs and inundate the market with internet-connected devices in every price range, from electronic toys to manufacturing sensors. In anticipation of this, my Microsoft colleagues have identified The seven properties of highly secure devices. I have listed out each of these properties below, along with the fundamental questions you must ask:The hardware-based root of trust: Does each device have a unique identity that is inseparable from the hardware?Small trusted computing base: Is most of the device’s software outside its trusted computing base?Defense in depth: Does your device software have multiple layers of protection built-in?Compartmentalization: Are you using hardware-enforced barriers to stop failures from propagating to other components?Certificates-based authentication: Do your devices use certificates (vs. passwords)?Renewable security: Can the device’s software be updated automatically to a more secure state?Failure reporting: Do you have a solution in place to report software failures to the manufacturer?How secure are your connections? More to the point, when you’ve got a bunch of devices talking to each other over the internet, how will you safeguard data confidentiality and integrity? When choosing an IoT monitoring and connection solution, make sure that it is using industry-proven data encryption. Solutions like the Azure IoT Suite secure the internet connection between the IoT device and IoT hub using the Transport Layer Security (TLS) standard.Another question to ask is how you will prevent unsolicited inbound connections from wreaking havoc on your devices? Make sure that only devices are allowed to initiate connections and not the IoT hub. And speaking of the IoT hub: make sure that the one you’re using has the capability of maintaining a per-device queue – meaning that it can store messages for devices and wait for the devices to connect. For more on this topic, be sure to read IoT security from the ground up.How secure is your cloud solution?Is your cloud provider following rigorous security best practices? When choosing a cloud provider, make sure you pay careful attention to how they are handling the following areas.Network traffic segregation: Is IoT traffic segregated from other network traffic using an IoT gateway or other means?Monitoring: How is network traffic being monitored? How will you know if any credentials are compromised or if unmanaged devices are accessing your cloud services?Security controls: How well do you know your cloud provider’s SLA (service-level agreement)? Which security controls are being maintained by your provider and which will you need to address internally?Encryption and security key management: Does your IoT solution allow you to define access control policies for each security key? Is data in the cloud encrypted?Have you registered for IoT in Action in San Francisco, CA on February 13, 2018?These questions only scratch the broad surface of IoT security. To learn more about securing your IoT solution, register for this free, one-day event. You’ll hear from the researchers behind The seven properties of highly secured devices and see an IoT solution come to life before your eyes. You’ll also get insights into how Microsoft addresses IoT security through its Azure solutions. Plus, connect with partners who can help you bring your IoT solution from concept to reality. View the full agenda. Olivia Burgess Leveraging Big Data that Data Websites Should T…center_img How Data Analytics Can Save Lives AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You…last_img read more