‘Opry le Daniel’ returns with a legendary dancehall star

first_imgThe long-awaited 2019 series of Opry le Daniel, hosted by Donegal and international singing star Daniel O’Donnell, will begin for a tenth series this week with a very special first-time guest.The popular country music concerts are back on TG4 on Tuesday 5th November at 9:30pm.The show, which is recorded at the Millennium Forum, Derry comprises the best of Irish and American artists. For the opening episode, Daniel will be tuning in with one of the most popular and best-loved entertainer ever to grace the dance halls and cabaret venues of Ireland, the Voice of Romance, the one and only Roly Daniels.Roly Daniels – Opry le DanielMaking his first ever appearance on Opry le Daniel, Roly is the recipient of a lifetime achievement award from Irish World newspapers, has recorded such hits as “Hello Darling”, the “Fighting Side Of Me”, “Sunny Tennessee”, “He Stopped Loving Her Today” and “Mr. Jones”.Having initially performed with the Memphis and Nevada Showbands in Ireland, Daniels remains one of the top international country and western music performers in Nashville, Tennessee and, on returning to Derry, the ‘City of Music’, looked forward to this night of nostalgia and hoped to see all those who followed him during the dancehall days from The Lilac, Carndonagh, The Fiesta, Letterkenny, The Stardust, Derry, The Golden Slipper, Magilligan, Borderland, Muff and many other venues in the North-West and Donegal, and also to welcome his new-found generation of country music followers.Regular followers of Opry le Daniel will have much to look forward to in this series with the appearances of Jimmy & Claudia Buckley, Louise Morrissey, Paddy O Brien, Frank Mc Caffrey, Mary Duff, Cliona Hagan, Patrick Feeney, Michael English and Chloë Agnew. Special edition concerts include Nashville Country with a special guest appearance of Ashley Campbell, daughter of the late, great Glen Campbell accompanied by stars of the Nashville stage and recording studios Max T Barnes, Catherine Mc Grath and ’I Draw Slow’.One of the most popular concerts on ‘Opry’ is the ‘Showband Show’ and this year is no exception with the biggest and best performers of that era including Dickie Rock, Red Hurley, Gina, the irrepressible Paddy Cole and not forgetting this year’s Christmas Eve special with the Queen of Irish Country Music, MARGO, celebrating her 55yrs in entertainment.The programmes are also available to view on the TG4 player worldwide.‘Opry le Daniel’ returns with a legendary dancehall star was last modified: November 1st, 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)last_img read more

Over Concerns About Openness, OpenStack Founder Leaves Rackspace

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#cloud#news Related Posts alex williams Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img One of the founding members and chief architect for OpenStack says he could not get necessary changes to the open-source cloud effort made and has left Rackspace as a result. Rick Clark wrote in a blog post that he left Rackspace to pursue an opportunity at Cisco but also due to his inability to effectively lobby for changes he believes need to be made to the OpenStack effort.In particular he cited the OpenStack Governance Model that went underwent changes without community participation.OoenStack detailed the changes in a blog post. These include the election of technical leads for each project and the revamping of the Project Policy Board. There will also be a new Advisory Board.What Clark’s Departure MeansClark’s departure comes one month before the OpenStack Design Summit. The conference will help set the tone for its next evolution and test its mettle as an open organization.Openness made the Linux movement what it was. OpenStack is at a juncture that could define it as an open, community driven organization. The energy is behind the effort but confidence in the organization will in part depend on how it evolves. Clark questions that openness but is also a believer in OpenStack’s future. His post drew such attention that he took it upon himself to write a follow-up, clarifying his views about Rackpace and his support for OpenStack.Rackspace provided the following statement:Rackspace does not comment on the circumstances under which employees leave the company. We’ve gotten positive feedback on the recent changes in governance of OpenStack, with elections happening now. Code contributions continue to pour in from around the globe as we work toward the 3rd release (Cactus) April 14, followed by the second public Design Summit, April 26-29. With new developers and organizations joining and investing in the project every day, we’ve never been more excited about OpenStack’s future.In an interview, Clark said his new role at Cisco is as principal engineer and to help with open-source efforts. It was a huge opportunity he could not pass up. He thinks Rackspace is trying to do the right thing but needs to avoid the problem in the future. What he does not want is a fork. A split is bad for everyone.He supports the changes that Rackspace has made. There will be tech leads for each of the sub projects that are part of OpenStack. His role as chief architect is going away. “That’s how it should be,” Clark said.Five Big IssuesClark cited five issues in his original post that he says illustrate the problems at hand:Influence over Control. In Clark’s view, Rackspace is trying to control OpenStack more than influence it. The company had made changes to the governance of OpenStack without discussing with the community.Openness Matters. Clark says that from the start, OpenStack said openness and transparency were core to the organization. If that’s the case, then why did Rackspace not make it transparent and in the open about the changes it was making to the governance of the organization?Technology not Marketing. There’s concern that Rackspace is treating OpenStack as a marketing vehicle more than as the technology initiative it really is.Community means Participation. The OpenStack definition for community is wrong. Signing up partners does not mean the effort has a community. Partners did sign up to be a part of OpenStack but there is an issue with participation. Foundation, Foundation, Foundation. The code for OpenStack needs to go into a foundation. He writes: “Putting the code in a foundation similar to the Linux Foundation, is good for everyone. IANAL, but I believe it protects Rackspace from some types of legal liability, spreads out the cost of running the project, it shows that Rackspace understands that it doesn’t actually own the project, and it protects the project from management changes and changes of priorities at any one company. Most important of all, it encourages an ecosystem to develop, by placing everyone on fair and equal footing.”The Future of OpenStackThe future of OpenStack viewed from today’s vantage point tells a story about a movement that may be better defined by its second year than by its first.It was only OSCON last July when OpenStack launched. We have yet to see any major developments emerge from it. Those should come by next year.But in the meantime, there are some important issues to resolve before OpenStack is an open-source movement that is truly comparable to the Linux community. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Amazon wants your company’s data by the truckload… literally

first_imgIn the race to win clients in the highly competitive cloud computing market, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has taken to transporting client data in high-tech tractor trailers.AWS recently introduced its data-on-wheels platform with the appropriate yuletide moniker of Snowmobile.ZDNet covered the recent launch of the data truck by AWS CEO Andy Jassy. He hailed the mobile data storage vehicle as an innovation that solves data transport challenges which remains a key obstacle to moving largescale workloads to the cloud.See also: Amazon unveils Greengrass for IoT developersSpecifically, migrating massive data sets in the petabyte range to the hybrid cloud remains problematic and a huge bandwidth hog.Enter Snowmobile, a secure tractor trailer that can store up to 100 petabytes (PB) of data at time. Moving information via the truck can allow exabytes of data to migrate to AWS over a few weeks. For those unfamiliar with mind-numbingly large units of data, an exabyte equals one thousand petabytes.And the company also announced a new storage appliance called Snowball Edge. ZDNet’s Larry Dignan believes this technology will up AWS’ game in the Internet of Things (IoT) space.“What makes this interesting is that AWS’ Jassy also redefined on-premise infrastructure,” said Dignan. “Forget servers and datacenters. On-prem infrastructure will really be your sensors and things in the field that are connected.”“Naturally, AWS wants to be in that IoT mix,” he adds.Amazon also going growing GreengrassAnd to further its IoT offering, AWS also released Greengrass, which is a system that relieves remote devices and sensors of computing workloads. This is done by allowing for local messaging, data caching and computation.The expanded offerings of AWS come as cloud computing and IT infrastructure are proving to be especially potent drivers of IoT revenues. This stems from vendors’ expanded role in helping companies cope with ever increasing rivers of data being pumped out by proliferating IoT devices.A report from earlier this year shows healthy revenues for 21 benchmarked IoT companies with quarterly revenue growing by almost 15% to levels approaching $7 billion. Tags:#Amazon cloud#Amazon Web Services#AWS#Big Data#cloud computing#data and security#featured#Internet of Things#IoT#top Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to…center_img Donal Power Follow the Puck Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You…last_img read more

PSG’s Neymar has broken right foot and sprained ankle

first_imgNeymar is second in the league scoring charts behind teammate Edinson Cavani, with 19 goals in 20 games. Overall he has 28 in 30.PSG also said in a statement on its website that center half Marquinhos has a tear on his left thigh. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. AFP official booed out of forum Read Next View comments Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding PH, 11 others make round 2 Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Citycenter_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH But PSG faces Real Madrid on March 6, trailing 3-1 from the first leg in the last 16.Before that, PSG plays Marseille in the French Cup quarterfinals on Wednesday, and is at Troyes in the league on Saturday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNeymar, a world record signing from Barcelona for 222 million euros ($260 million), was carried off on a stretcher late in the league leader’s 3-0 victory against Marseille on Sunday.The Brazil striker was hurt challenging Marseille defender Bouna Sarr. His standing leg jarred as he lost balance and the weight of his body went onto his ankle, which briefly buckled. Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico PSG’s Neymar lays on the pitch after being fouled during the French League One soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille at the Parc des Princes Stadium, in Paris, France, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)PARIS — Neymar is doubtful for Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League game against Real Madrid next week after tests showed he has a cracked fifth metatarsal in his right foot along with a sprained ankle.PSG revealed the extent of Neymar’s injured foot late Monday without saying how long he will be sidelined.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Shamattawa First Nation declares state of emergency after fire guts store band

first_img(The grocery store and band office in Shamattawa First Nation was gutted by fire Thursday. Photo courtesy Roy Miles)Dennis WardAPTN National NewsThe Chief of a northern Manitoba First Nation has declared a state of emergency after a fire destroyed the only grocery store, the band office, 911 call centre ‎and radio station.The fire has also resulted in the loss of Internet service in the remote northern community, something Chief Jeffrey Napaokesik says the community relies on heavily.Reports of the fire first came in Thursday afternoon when many in the community were attending a funeral.When reached by phone Thursday night, the chief said the fire continues to burn.He said the immediate concern is getting an emergency supply store set up as soon as possible on Friday.Photo Courtesy Roy Miles.Napaokesik said most members of the community are on social assistance and live day to day. There will be an immediate need for things like water and baby formula.There will be an immediate need for things like water and baby formula.Shamattawa First Nation is a fly-in community with about 1,000 members 750 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg.Officials from the Northwest Company are due in Shamattawa in the morning with supplies for an emergency store that will be established.The chief said things are calm right now but expects people to wake up in a panic in the morning.Officials will be going door to door in the morning to explain how things will be handled.The chief said at the moment nobody appears to be missing or have been caught in the fire.He says it’s too early to know how the fire [email protected]last_img read more