Broad welcome to news that Bunbeg Post Office has been given a three month…

first_img By News Highland – March 7, 2014 Broad welcome to news that Bunbeg Post Office has been given a three month reprieve Pinterest News Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ Twitter Previous articleThe Irish Council for Civil Liberties welcomes overturning of Letterkenny man’s convictionNext articleTaoiseach to raise cross border lorry tax with David Cameron News Highland center_img Twitter WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Facebook Pinterest Facebook Bunbeg Post Office has been saved from closure for the next three months at least.An Post has confirmed that they will appoint a postmistress to run the post office on a three month contract.The post office has been under threat of closure following the retirement of its postmistress. Hundreds attended a public meeting demanding its retention.Minister Dinny McGinley says he has received confirmation the office will be open for the next three months and is hoping for a more permanent solution:[podcast][/podcast] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

U2 Rocks Global Tour with EMC’s All-Flash Technology

first_imgWith declining revenues from recorded music, road tours are becoming more and more important. Historically, artists could expect up to 25% of their revenue to come from album sales; today they typically receive little more than a penny for 20 plays on YouTube. As a result, a t-shirt sale can generate as much profit as 25,000 plays. For big acts, the figures can be huge. In the first 11 nights of their iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE tour, U2 grossed $22 million and the band has recently embarked upon its European leg.The staging of musical events is continually getting bigger and more complex, and no one has embraced this more than U2. Between 2009-2011, U2 travelled four continents with their unique 400-ton 360-degree stage and the world’s largest video screen. For U2’s current world tour, the band is pushing the live performance envelope once again with a combination of dazzling sets and special effects, all driven by increasingly sophisticated technology, which now includes flash storage and back-up systems from EMC.The EMC VNXe3200 all-flash array and EMC Data Domain 2200 back-up and archiving system – ruggedized in this special flight case for U2’s iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE world tourIntroducing All-Flash Array technology into U2’s current world tour has enabled the band’s creative team to move from relying on USB-based flash and hard drives to a single, centralized storage service.The EMC VNXe 3200 is specifically designed to combine enterprise storage capabilities with radically simplified ease-of-use. U2’s creative team uses the all-flash VNXe 3200 with their MAC OS X and PC Windows 7 platforms, to create, store and deliver stunning visuals for each show.  The ability to easily access, modify and deliver the massive amounts of data required to drive the huge screens that are central to this tour gives them, and U2, a huge amount of flexibility and allows the group to evolve and tailor the set list and visuals for each show.In addition to displaying the concert visuals, recording those visuals is also a challenge. Each show is recorded on over 20 high-definition video cameras focused on the band members with long and wide shots across the stage, as well as cameras capturing audience reactions. On a global tour, that can add up to thousands of hours of high-definition video.At each concert, video streams are recorded from every camera and stored on the VNXe 3200. The team achieves additional efficiencies by archiving each night’s show from the VNXe 3200 to an EMC Data Domain 2500 (DD2500) to ensure they can reliably access the creative content and images from every camera from every angle.EMC’s DD2500 protects that valuable data and reduces storage requirements up to 30 times. With each camera at the show capturing around 1TB of data per night, the band needs just one device to manage all their data protection, while also eliminating the need to transport bulky excess equipment. The DD2500 has a maximum throughput of 13.4TB per hour and can protect up to 6.6 PB of data.EMC is proud to be a part of U2’s iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE tour providing an end-to-end storage and archiving solution for concert visuals.  EMC has partnered with LiveNation to provide U2’s video team, led by Stefaan “Smasher” Desmedt, with an end-to-end storage solution that allows them to create, deliver and archive the stunning visuals that U2 bring to life at each stop on the tour.last_img read more

Oklahoma St. faces Iowa State in Big 12 tourney

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 9 seed Iowa State (12-19, 5-13) vs. No. 8 seed Oklahoma State (17-14, 7-11)Big 12 Conference Tourney First Round, Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri; Wednesday, 6 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: Iowa State is set to face off against Oklahoma State in the first round of the Big 12 tournament. The teams split the regular season series at one win apiece. The teams last played each other on Feb. 29, when the Cowboys shot 51.9 percent from the field while holding Iowa State to just 40.7 percent en route to a 73-61 victory. March 10, 2020 Associated Press Oklahoma St. faces Iowa State in Big 12 tourneycenter_img For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, PLENTY OF EXPERIENCE: Each of these teams has relied heavily on their seniors this year. Cameron McGriff, Isaac Likekele, Lindy Waters III and Thomas Dziagwa have combined to account for 60 percent of Oklahoma State’s scoring this season. For Iowa State, Solomon Young, Prentiss Nixon and Michael Jacobson have collectively scored 37 percent of the team’s points this season, including 48 percent of all Cyclones points over their last five.BRILLIANT BOLTON: Rasir Bolton has connected on 33.6 percent of the 134 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 5 of 14 over the last five games. He’s also made 84.8 percent of his foul shots this season.WINLESS WHEN: Iowa State is 0-9 when scoring fewer than 63 points and 12-10 when scoring at least 63.PERFECT WHEN: Iowa State is a perfect 6-0 when the team blocks at least seven opposing shots. The Cyclones are 6-19 this season when they block fewer than seven shots.DID YOU KNOW: Iowa State is rated second among Big 12 teams with an average of 72 points per game.___last_img read more