first_imgTHE Mount Errigal Hotel has come out tops once again on TripAdvisor – picking up a top gong for the FIFTH year running.Although the hotel is 3* it ranks higher than the other large 4 star hotels in Letterkenny and has been inducted into the ratings website 2015 Hall of Fame – it’s fifth year in a row.Out of all hotels in Letterkenny the Mount Errigal has the most reviews, which makes it even harder to rank higher. “We have worked extremely hard over the years to create a comfortable, enjoyable environment which is good value for money, each year we accommodate more than 80,000 guests in our hotel,” said Carolynne Harrison, marketing manager.“Our occupancy has grown immensely over the last few years and we enjoy a very strong repeat customer base who enjoy our facilities and location in relation to Donegal’s delightful beaches, scenic drives, nightlife and, of course, the shopping”Leaderboard on Tripadvisor1 – Silver Tassie 4*, 465 reviews2 – Castle Grove 4*, 146 reviews3- Station House 3* 432 reviews4- Mount Errigal 3* 1143 reviews5 – Dillons 3* 53 reviews6- Radisson 4* 637 reviews7 – Clanree 4*, 681 reviews8- Gallaghers 3*, 375 reviews  MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL GETS FIVE-IN-A-ROW ON TRIP ADVISOR was last modified: July 2nd, 2015 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:best hotel donegaldonegalHall of FameletterkennyMount Errigal Hoteltop hoteltop hotels donegalTripAdvisorlast_img read more

Monday morning QBs unload on Sebastian Janikowski for putting his best foot out of bounds

first_imgOrder! Order! The Sebastian Janikowski Appreciation Society will now come to order.Feel free to spread out. It appears we have a light crowd here today. As much as I’d like to blame the weather for suppressing the turnout, I think we all know what’s really going on. Sunday was a difficult day for those of us who have thrilled to the Polish Cannon and his exploits over the past two decades. Let’s just rip the Band-Aid off and get it over with, shall we?First he missed a PAT against the 49ers. …last_img read more

Giants expect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to debut Tuesday

first_imgPITTSBURGH — As rain began to fall in the area, Pirates shortstop Cole Tucker pounded against his chest and doffed his helmet to the crowd at PNC Park on Saturday after slamming his first career home run against the Giants.Tucker’s major league debut was highly-anticipated in Pittsburgh, but it won’t come close to matching the excitement generated when Blue Jays top prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. reaches the big leagues.It’s unclear exactly when that will happen, but all signs point to …last_img read more

Zimbabwe’s protectors of the secretive pangolin

first_imgPangolins are mammals distinctive for their protective keratin scales and largely solitary existence. This animal the most illegally trafficked mammal in the world. Here’s more on how they’re being protected.The Temminck’s ground pangolin known as “scaly anteaters” is protected by the Zimbabwean conservation group and the Tikki Hywood Trust, a group of Zimbabweans. (Image: Adrian Steirn, Barcroft Images)Brand South Africa reporterTogether with Zimbabwean conservation group the Tikki Hywood Trust, a group of Zimbabweans is contributing to the care and protection of the Temminck’s ground pangolin, as well as creating awareness of the plight of this bizarre and reclusive mammal that not many know even exists.Commonly called “scaly anteaters”, pangolins are mammals distinctive for their protective keratin scales and largely solitary existence. The animal is hunted for its meat and scales, and is the most illegally trafficked mammal in the world. They eat ants and termites using an extraordinarily long, sticky tongue, and are able to quickly roll themselves up into a tight ball when threatened. There are eight species of pangolin.#Zimbabwe‘s Pangolin Men are dedicated to rehabilitating the world’s most trafficked mammal – the #pangolin! #Africa— Barcroft Animals (@BarcroftAnimals) November 2, 2016All eight species – four in Africa, including the Temminck’s ground pangolin found in Zimbabwe and South Africa – are listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) as vulnerable, endangered or critically endangered.At the CITES CoP17 conference in October 2016, all eight species of pangolin were up-listed to an outright ban on all international commercial trade of the animal and its by-products.Watch:The Tikki Hywood TrustThe Tikki Hywood Trust, a wildlife NGO, was founded in 1994 to raise awareness of and sound conservation practices for lesser known, endangered fauna and flora globally, with a focus on the diversity of threatened species in Zimbabwe and the rest of southern Africa.The trust also runs successful breeding and protection programmes to augment dwindling wild populations. These programmes design and implement standards and protocols, including captive management and animal rehabilitation. The trust’s efforts include working with a group of young Zimbabweans to rehabilitate captured and injured pangolins, as well spreading the word about the mammals’ vulnerability.Watch the video on the group’s work below:The guardian group is “entrusted with caring for animals that have endured major stress, often having been transported many kilometres bound in a sack, starved and dehydrated”, according to the Beautiful News website on 2 November 2016.While rehabilitation of the pangolins can be long and arduous, with the animal’s instinctive reluctance to interact with humans a major obstacle to building trust in the relationship, the group does this with a deep respect and love for the animal.“They have developed an intimate relationship while caring for them. Pangolins are like their children. And like any parent, they will protect their family from anything that poses a threat,” the report says.I went to Zimbabwe to capture portraits of the individuals saving the #pangolin species. My #BeautifulNews film is out today at 4:14pm SAST— Adrian Steirn (@AdrianSteirn) November 2, 2016Creating global awareness through photographyAustralian photographer Adrian Steirn, well known for his extensive nature photography and the 21 Icons portrait series, has released a series of photographs highlighting the group’s important work and their special relationship with the animals.The photo series inaugurated Steirn’s Beautiful News digital platform, which continues his ongoing journey of portraying a true reflection of South Africa and the rest of the continent.As the story of the Zimbabwean pangolin protectors aptly illustrates, Steirn hopes the new multi-media platform will “continue sharing powerful messages, reflecting the deeds and actions of the everyman in an inclusive and engaging style”.Source: Beautiful NewsWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Android Apps Get Virtualized to Run on Other Phones

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Mobile technology company Myriad has announced new software called Alien Dalvik which will allow Android applications to run on non-Android phones. The software will be demonstrated live for the first time next week at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.Although Myriad may not be a household name, the company is also the maker of virtual machine software called Dalvik Turbo, which was introduced last year as way to speed up the performance of Android applications by up to three times, while also improving battery life on Android phones. This latest release builds on top of that technology and will be available for the MeeGo platform later this year, with other platforms to follow.What’s Mobile Virtualization?Mobile virtualization is developing area in the mobile industry, with obvious possibilities in the enterprise space where mobile phones are more and more often serving as end points for enterprise applications. As with PC/server virtualization scenarios, mobile virtualization also offers the benefits of increased security and reliability as well as the ability to lock in data that comes from running apps in virtual environments instead of directly on the device.As ReadWriteWeb’s Alex Williams noted last fall, mobile virtualization is why President Barack Obama can use a BlackBerry – the highly locked-down apps are run in a virtual environment where they’re protected from security threats and break-ins.It also means that corporate employees could bring their own phones to work, filled with the personal, “fun” apps they enjoy, while still meeting the needs of I.T.But on the consumer side of the equation, mobile virtualization could allow applications from one mobile platform to run on another. In this case, with the Alien Dalvik software, it means Android apps can run on MeeGo and other platforms.Android Apps on Nokia MeeGo Phones…Very Interesting sarah perez Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces For Nokia, which has been planning on introducing high-end handsets running the smartphone operating system MeeGo, the possibilities are intriguing. This would mean that Nokia customers would not only have access to the MeeGo-ready apps sold through Nokia’s own app marketplace, the Ovi Store, but they could also run many of the nearly 200,000 Android applications available today. (Myriad says “the majority” of Android apps can run unmodified, without comprising performance. We’ll see if that’s true next week at Mobile World Congress!)For the end user – the mobile consumer – it means they wouldn’t be limited to choosing a phone or tablet based on what apps its software operating system runs by default, but could pick the device whose hardware they preferred, whose user interface looked the best, or any other of a number of factors, and still have access to the large ecosystem of Android apps thanks to virtualization.For example, there are already rumors that RIM’s upcoming PlayBook tablet will use a Dalvik virtual machine to run Android apps on the BlackBerry operating system.To demonstrate the technology in action, Myriad says it will show off Alien Dalvik running on a Nokia N900, which isn’t actually a MeeGo device, but rather a Maemo-based one. Nokia’s Maemo is sort of a precursor to MeeGo, as it and Intel’s Moblin OS merged to form the forthcoming MeeGo OS.You can see the video demo of Alien Dalvik here on YouTube now. Related Posts center_img Tags:#Android#apps#mobile This news is especially interesting in light of recent developments at Nokia, and the speculation that it will partner with Microsoft to offer phones built with Nokia hardware, but running Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system. As an alternative, this virtual machine software could instead allow Nokia to continue as planned with their MeeGo initiatives, but launch devices that had immediate access to Android apps. Maybe Nokia will surprise us and do both those things.Note: We’ve reached out to Myriad for some additional details on this news, specifically if it has plans to make partnership announcements of any kind at MWC. We’ll update when we hear back.Update: Myriad tells us it’s in talks with several suppliers at the moment but cannot yet say if they will be announcing partnerships at MWC at this time. Regarding the extent of Nokia’s involvement during the testing of the VM software on the N900, Myriad said “our activities with Nokia, as with our other customers, are commercially sensitive and so we are unfortunately unable to answer this question for you.” Hmm. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Tripura gets ₹85-crore mega food park

first_imgTripura on Wednesday received its first major investment after the BJP-led government came to power last year, with the inauguration of a ₹85-crore food park that is expected to generate employment for around 30,000 people, officials said. The food park is the 18th of its kind in the country and has been set up at Tulakona, near Agartala. Inaugurating the food park, Union Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti said it would provide infrastructural facilities for food processing and allied industries along with the value chain from the farm market and centralised processing centres. Ms. Jyoti said in 2011, the Centre had given permission to open this mega food park in Tripura, but the previous Left Front government did not take any initiative. CM Biplab Kumar Deb said, “The project would generate direct and indirect employment for about 30,000 people in food processing, agriculture, etc.”last_img read more