Boil water notice finally lifted after NINE months for south Donegal residents

first_imgThe people of Ballymagroarty can finally enjoy a glass of water straight from the tap as the boil water notice has been lifted after NINE months. Boil water notice finally lifted after nine months for south Donegal residentsThe notice was first imposed by Irish Water on January 25, 2019 due to elevated levels of cryptosporidium in the water supply. Today (Fri), after consultation with the Health Service Executive (HSE), Donegal County Council announced the lifting of the boil notice with immediate effect.Residents in the area can now resume normal use of the water supply for drinking, food preparation and brushing of teeth.Donegal County Council and Irish Water are in the process of the formal taking-in-charge of the water supply.The removal of the notice applies to all persons served by the water supply scheme formerly known as Ballymagroarty Group Water Scheme, the Rath/Lisminton Group Water Scheme, the Carricknahorna Group Water Scheme and the Lurgan Group Water Scheme The additional treatment has been installed to adequately protect against parasites in the water supply.The council acknowledged the work carried out by all Local Water Services Staff and the funding provided by Irish Water for this treatment barrier.Donegal County Council also acknowledged the patience, cooperation and assistance of the general public during the period of the boil water notice and greatly regrets any inconvenience caused to householders and the business community.If you have any further queries in relation to this water notice contact Donegal County Council on 074-9153900.Boil water notice finally lifted after NINE months for south Donegal residents was last modified: October 25th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

PRISM Fallout: U.S. Internet Companies Stained By Intelligence Actions

first_imgServerless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … It was bound to happen sooner or later: faced with mounting global criticism on its use of Internet data to monitor international denizens for intelligence reasons, the U.S. is now starting right up there with China as safest places to store data on the Web. If trust in U.S. web and data services continues to erode, the future of global cloud computing will be a much different place than what is currently envisioned.The AP is reporting today that German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich is warning anyone on the Internet to avoid using U.S.-based services such as those from Facebook, Google or Microsoft.… Friedrich told reporters in Berlin on Wednesday that “whoever fears their communication is being intercepted in any way should use services that don’t go through American servers.”Germany is only one of several nations that are particularly angered by revelations that the U.S. apparently is engaging in wide-scale intelligence gathering using data collected directly from private Internet firms via the so-called PRISM project. If the allegations implied by the leaked PRISM documents are true, then PRISM would seriously jeopardize business relations between the U.S. and other countries. The European Union may be the first relationship to get damaged.See also: PRISM Fallout: In Cloud We Don’t Trust?In order to comply with strict E.U. data laws, which essentially prevent data being stored outside an E.U. member nation’s borders, the E.U. and the U.S. have established a Safe Harbor agreement that enables data to be stored in U.S.-based cloud services so long as the U.S. service providers self-regulate themselves to maintain strict standards of privacy protections.Recent assertions show that U.S. intelligence services may actually have on-site equipment on PRISM participants’ property, despite repeated denials from those services, which also include Yahoo, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube and Apple. If the information from the leaked PRISM documents is true, this would be a serious breach of their Safe Harbor agreement.Even if PRISM turns out to be fictitious, just the hint that something like PRISM could exist could evaporate a large amount of trust and business for U.S. cloud vendors—even ones not named in the PRISM documents.Friedrich’s comments today are a sharp reminder of just how fast the relationship between E.U. and U.S. companies could deteriorate.Bound by law not to discuss what they are doing to help intelligence services, the named PRISM companies and services are facing a P.R. nightmare, where all they can do is deny and hope the problem goes away.International policy makers are growing increasingly angered at what they see as U.S. arrogance. (Yesterday’s search of Bolivian President Evo Morales’s plane by Austrian authorities in Vienna for Edward Snowden, the self-identified leaker of the PRISM documents, probably does not help that perception.)We may very well be heading for a new geo-fenced world of data isolationism, where the storage of data across international borders will not be so commonplace as it is today. If that becomes the case, how will the Internet landscape work then? Will apps that sell on an international scale be forced to maintain separate Balkanized data collections for each nation served?Or will any Internet-based company now be forced to lock down their data in direct defiance of state-sanctioned data collection operations?Neither choice seems palatable, but to regain the trust and business of a global audience, any Internet company may have to take such drastic measures. What’s your picture of a post-PRISM Internet future?Image of German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich courtesy of Wikipedia. brian proffitt How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud Related Posts center_img Tags:#cloud computing#cloud storage#Germany#Prism Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo…last_img read more

Nunavut MLA charged with assaulting spouse

first_imgAPTN National NewsA member of Nunavut’s legislature is facing criminal charges from an incident earlier this week.Pangnirtung MLA Adamee Komoartok has been charged with assaulting his wife in Iqaluit last weekend.This is not the first time Komoartok has been in trouble while sitting in the legislature.In 2009, Komoartok was censured by his fellow MLA’s after he admitted to a drunken incident in Ottawa.Assembly officials have declined to comment on the case.Komoartok has not been seen in the legislature since Monday.last_img

Canadian athletes get ready for Sochi

first_imgAPTN National NewsCanadian athletes are getting ready to head to Russia for the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games.Among them is Caroline Calvé.She’s an alpine snowboarder with three World Cup victories.APTN’s Danielle Rochette met her in her hometown of Lachine near Montreal.last_img