NRA to audit M20 after fatal Limerick toddler crash

first_imgThe NRA will be asked to conduct a safety audit of the M20 stretch of motorway in Limerick between junctions 4 and 5 after Saturday’s fatla crash which claimed the life of a three year old girlTHE National Roads Authority are to be asked to conduct a review and safety audit of the stretch of M20 motorway between junctions 4 and 5 following the death of three year old girl on Saturday night in a two-car collision.Kellycia Nudiri was pronounced dead at the University Hospital Limerick on Saturday night after the car she was travelling in collided with another vehicle on the M20 motorway near the Patrickswell exit.It is understood that the car in which Kellycia was in, along with her parents and twin brother, swerved to avoid a car that had taken its own evasive action.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Subsequently, the Nudiri car driven by Kellycia’s mother, rolled several times before come to a rest on its roof.The three-year-old girl had been ejected from her seat and was trapped in her car.She suffered serious head injuries and died later in hospital.Other passengers were treated for minor injuries.Originally from Democratic Republic of Congo the Nudiri family moved to Abbeyfeale recently and have been left in mourning following the tragic events.As the local community rallies to offer assistance, Fianna Fail TD, Deputy Niall Collins who lives in the Patrickswell area has said that he will call on the National Roads Authority (NRA) this week to carry out a safety audit of the stretch of road.“Firstly, I’d like to express my sympathy and condolences to the family bereaved after Saturday’s accident.“The local communities  in Patrickswell and Abbeyfeale are very shocked and upset following the accident.“Over the years there have been a number of serious accidents on this stretch of motorway.“This week I will ask the NRA to conduct a review and safety audit to assess whether any measures are needed to enhance road safety at this location.”Gardai are investigating and a forensic collision experts have carried out initial analysis of the incident.However, witnesses to the crash are asked to contact Roxboro Road Garda Station on 061-214340 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111. NewsNRA to audit M20 after fatal Limerick toddler crashBy Staff Reporter – September 19, 2016 1224 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Facebook Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Email WhatsApp WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live center_img Previous articleCompetition winnerNext article#WATCH Limerick 2030 plan to see €500m redevelopment Staff Reporter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” TAGSfeaturedGardaílimerickniall collinsNRA Twitter Advertisement Linkedin Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

INFOGRAPHIC: 4 steps to make cloud deliver on its promise

first_imgWhy should businesses adopt cloud computing? There are many reasons but I want to focus on the killer reason: speed of response. From my experience, internal IT struggles most in this area, which is why users turn to “shadow IT” solutions. These in turn cause major headaches for CIOs the world over, nearly 3 in 4 of whom don’t know how many shadow IT apps are running in their business.The implication is that internal IT hasn’t responded to users’ need for speed. But why not?Because we’ve spent the last two decades, seeking to consolidate IT infrastructure into a centralised yet heterogeneous environment. This was in response to perceived inefficiency and difficulty in managing the extensive distribution of IT that then prevailed. Enterprises had discrete IT resources in every department and division, which in turn meant most of those resources were underutilised.Hence the move to “consolidate” into pools of shared resources. Putting all of IT’s infrastructure in a single place allowed you to aggressively drive down costs as far as possible. Thanks to relatively open and common interoperability standards, this cost-driven “pick and mix” approach led to the heterogeneous IT environment – and the siloing of IT into Network, Compute,  Storage, Systems Management disciplines – which we see in most IT organisation structures today.This heterogeneity is the primary hurdle to adequately responding to that need for speed. As an organisational model, it’s well past its use-by date.Most CIOs first attempted to respond by purchasing cloud automation software tools, then trying to layer this over their current infrastructure.The majority of these attempts fail resoundingly.  The reason is that Cloud is only 20% technology, the other 80% is people and processes.  External Cloud Providers have built radically different processes to deliver their services. Internal IT struggles to emulate these processes, as doing so involves significant change to the current operating model.  Making this change involves rethinking, dismantling and rebuilding just about every current process in internal IT.So what can CIOs do to get the cloud to deliver on its promise?#1: Standardise your infrastructure.One of the biggest promises of the cloud is speed which is delivered through automation of routine processes – but automation requires standardisation. If your infrastructure keeps changing, you can’t automate workloads without risking performance fluctuations. Do away with “choice on every layer” and force your IT team to adopt a single standard for all infrastructure that’s secure, scalable, and reliable. Remember, if it isn’t standardised, you can’t automate it.#2: Standardise your services.The standardisation principle also applies to what your end-users receive. Only when IT ruthlessly eliminates unnecessary variance in the services you offer can you start to automate and speed up the provisioning of services.  This requires significant management of expectations and internal “selling” of the value the business can get by limiting the variances to an absolute minimum. If you’re rolling out VDI, see if you can satisfy 95% of users with just three standard images. Don’t get me wrong – this is hard yards – but trying to automate an infinite number of user images will never work.#3: Dismantle your siloes. This is perhaps the hardest, but most critical point of all. CIOs need to break down the barricades between compute, storage, and network siloes so that a single IT body delivers all services throughout the business. Using Converged Infrastructure helps a lot here. This requires extensive skills development and change management, particularly in helping technical experts relinquish their domain – but the alternative is the dysfunctional and unresponsive IT landscape we’re seeing today.#4: Add the software layer. Only when business processes and IT operating environments have been streamlined, should the business introduce Cloud Software Tools to automate services. With a standard infrastructure and services catalogue in place, and an organisational model that is responsible for all elements of the service, these tools can be very effective.  Without that, there will be wasted money and time.Only the CIO can own the agenda to deliver a high quality internal cloud-like experience. CIOs that are not up for the challenge in people and processes will struggle to deliver services comparable to those that are externally available. When that happens, the trend to Shadow IT will accelerate.Get it right and you can deliver services with speed and agility that are comparable to external Public providers. But at the same time, you’ll have better outcomes in the critical areas of security, data sovereignty, service availability and overall service costs. That’s the best way to get IT out of the shadows.last_img read more

Big banks line up against small institutions in war for faster payments

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Both consumers and businesses want payments to be faster and simpler — witness on the consumer side the boom in the use of Zelle, Venmo and other services. The Federal Reserve has announced plans for its own faster payments initiative. The nation’s largest banks, hard at work on a faster payments scheme of their own, aren’t happy about the proposed FedNow.The Fed’s timeframe — calling for a launch in 2023 or 2024 — is an eternity in the new world of technology in which banks and credit unions operate today, particularly considering that the Fed began its consideration of realtime payments back in 2013. The Fed also announced its intention to explore the expansion of the hours of the Fedwire Funds Service and National Settlement Service, up to 24x7x365, to provide support for private-sector faster payments and related efforts.Good intentions, but FedNow seems years too late. Realtime payments systems are commonplace around the globe, from the U.K. to Sweden to Singapore to Australia. The U.K’s faster payments scheme began in a limited, same-day form in the 1980s, and a comprehensive faster payments scheme was initiated in 2003 — ten years before the Fed began its study and sent out requests for comment.last_img read more

JUST-IN: Arteta’s Arsenal lifts 2019-20 FA Cup

first_imgBut there was nothing the Arsenal goalkeeper could do from the next Chelsea attack as Pulisic struck.Mount broke into the penalty area and squared to Olivier Giroud, the former Arsenal man flicking the ball into the path of Pulisic, who skipped past the challenge of Kieran Tierney to become the first United States international to score in an FA Cup final.Nicolas Pepe thought he had curled in a marvellous equaliser but his celebrations were cut short as Aubameyang had strayed offside in the build-up.However, just seconds later and Aubameyang was played in over the top, racing clear of Azpilicueta before being hauled back by the Chelsea skipper.After the break, Pulisic broke forward looking to add his second of the afternoon but instead was soon going the same way as his captain, limping off with a hamstring injury after shooting wide.Pedro entered the fray in his place as Chelsea started to wrestle back control of the contest.That was until Aubameyang struck once again.Hector Bellerin burst forward down the right and Christensen’s heavy challenge saw the ball break to Pepe, his pass picked up by Aubameyang who turned on to his preferred left foot to lift the ball over Caballero. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Chelsea then had Mateo Kovacic sent off as they chased the game, the Croatia international picking up two bookings, both for fouls on Granit Xhaka with the second a controversial call from referee Anthony Taylor.Aubameyang’s future at Arsenal remains in doubt as he has less than a year to run on his contract, but after downing Manchester City with two goals in the semi-final, he again showed his importance to Mikel Arteta’s side.For Arteta, this was a first piece of silverware in a managerial career that only began in December and sees Arsenal qualify for the Europa League next season.Aubameyang wasted the first chance of the final, heading wide when picked out in the box by Ainsley Maitland-Niles.Chelsea had their own opening moments later, Xhaka robbed of the ball and Mason Mount’s curling effort forcing Emiliano Martinez into an early save. Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang once again lit up Wembley as his brace ensured FA Cup final victory for Mikel Arteta’s side over 10-man Chelsea. Read Also: FA Cup Final: How Chelsea will lineup vs Arsenal after latest injuriesChelsea’s task was made all the more difficult as Mateo Kovacic was sent off, shown his second yellow card for a foul on Granit Xhaka just six minutes after they had lost their lead.While Arteta could toast his first trophy, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard ultimately saw his side come up short.He threw on Ross Barkley, Tammy Abraham and Callum Hudson-Odoi despite being a man light but there was to be no comeback. The striker equalised with a penalty he had won himself to cancel out Christian Pulisic’s early opener. Chelsea then lost Cesar Azpilicueta and Pulisic to injury before Aubameyang brilliantly added his second to secure a 2-1 victory and then lifted a record 14th FA Cup for the Gunners. Promoted ContentKendall Jenner’s Photos Have Never Looked This Good!10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Absolute 10 Greatest Shows In HBO HistoryHow Most Popular Food In The World Came To BeLil Nas X Is About To Beat A World Record!What Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Muchlast_img read more

Speed not a factor, DA says of Jim Boeheim’s fatal accident

first_imgSpeed was not a factor in Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim’s late-night crash last week that killed a 51-year-old man, the Onondaga County (New York) District Attorney told The Associated Press on Tuesday night.The district attorney, William Fitzpatrick, says the accident reconstruction is almost finished and has determined that Boeheim was traveling within the speed limit or close to it late Feb. 20 when his SUV struck and killed Jorge Jiminez, who was standing in the roadway on an Interstate in Syracuse. Jiminez’s funeral is scheduled for Thursday, according to, which added that area businesses had donated their services for the funeral. Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim receives standing ovation days after fatal car accident Jim Boeheim ‘heartbroken’ after he hits, kills man on Interstate roadside Jimenez was one of four people in a car that had skidded on a patch of ice and stopped against a center-median guardrail perpendicular to the highway, blocking almost two lanes of traffic.Boeheim, 74, has cooperated with the investigation. Fitzpatrick told The AP that barring an extraordinary development, the case will be closed.  Related Newslast_img read more