Vodafone Ireland has issued a statement confirming that the service issues experienced by customers in relation to making and receiving calls in The Rosses has been resolved.Donegal Daily ran a feature last week regarding the technical issues that was causing widespread frustration and anger in the area.The issues had been on-going since December and had been gradually getting worse with some customers unable to get mobile coverage for days. However, Vodafone Ireland have today issued a statement in which they can now announce that the service has now been fully restored.“Vodafone Ireland wants to update customers in the Rosses area who may have been experiencing issues making and receiving calls and sending texts that service is now restored. “Engineers were on site last week and again this week to restore service. “Due to high winds and the remote location, it was difficult to access the site and in line with health and safety, we have been restoring the parts of the site that were safe to access during each visit. “We are now glad to inform our customers that service is fully restored. “We know that people’s mobiles are key for staying in touch so we want to apologise for any inconvenience this has caused to our customers. “We want to reassure our customers that we are committed to investing in and upgrading our network and to delivering the best network service.Network upgrades in Donegal:Separate to this specific issue in The Rosses, we are currently upgrading our network across the North West as part of our nationwide network upgrade programme including the rollout of 4G – superfast mobile data. The upgrade means that customers in across Donegal will experience benefits such as significantly improved voice calls and get data everywhere they currently can make a call.In addition, they will also have access to 4G which gives superfast mobile data speeds.This will provide benefits such as seamless music streaming, watching videos without buffering and instant file and photo upload.During the upgrades customers may experience temporary disruptions. All effort is being made to keep disruptions to a minimum with the ultimate aim of delivering a much improved call and data experience to customers in Donegal.OUR SERVICE IN THE ROSSES HAS BEEN FULLY RESTORED – VODAFONE IRELAND was last modified: April 16th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessMobileNetworknewsNoticesResolvedserviceVodafone Ireland
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) and Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) welcomed Emilie Regula as the OSA Policy & Membership Coordinator/OSC Marketing & Outreach Coordinator.As Policy & Membership Coordinator, Regula will assist with OSA’s legislative and policy program, coordinate membership campaigns, and organize OSA participation in statewide, regional and national programs and events. As Marketing & Outreach Coordinator, Regula will assist with OSC’s marketing projects related to animal agriculture and soy biodiesel, and coordinate outreach to key industry partners.Regula joins OSA and OSC after several years of legislative experience, first as Legislative Aide with State Senator Frank LaRose, and then as Legislative Liaison with the Ohio Treasurer of State. Most recently Regula was Senior Legislative Aide in the office of State Senator Cliff Hite, chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee. Regula also is a graduate of the Jo Ann Davidson Ohio Leadership Institute.Regula grew up on her family’s Stark County farm and showed steers every year with her 4-H group. She earned a degree in Political Science from the University of Akron.
Is there a construction process which can deliver a value of sustainable prosperity? This is the term being used by Worldwatch in preparation for the upcoming Rio+20 conference. It moves beyond the “do no further harm” approach of the original definition of sustainability (Brundtland report), and recognizes the need to actively restore the Earth’s systems to full health.The key difference in terminology is that this concept must, in toto, include all of the world’s population, rich and poor.Sustainable prosperity is a challengeWOW – that is a really tall order, considering that green building represented 25% of new construction activity in 2010, and a third of all new nonresidential construction (McGraw-Hill Construction report, Green Outlook 2011). Those numbers are rising faster than expected – so that is all good. But … it includes any shade of green, including the very light green LEED-certified level. Few of these green projects have reached a net-zero level, and probably only a handful are actively involved in restoring the natural resources.So while I commend us all for getting on board, what will it take to get to sustainable prosperity? What does that future look like, and what might be the construction process which could accommodate this level “beyond green”? That folks, is the topic of my dissertation. I won’t give away any of my trade secrets (because I don’t have any yet…), but I can tell you that it is hopeful. There are little gems of “value enhancing” construction which are popping up in our industry.First, do no harm — then, imagine ways to restore our damaged environmentFor example, Boldt Construction is fine-tuning the use of target value design with lean construction, as an interactive, solutions-oriented, vision of way of designing to ideal state. (Here’s a link to a very clear description of IPD, GMP and TVD.)There are wonderful stories of owners, like Gary Christensen, who were willing to explore the possibilities of sustainability and ended up with “a beautiful, high performance building that’s good for the environment and didn’t cost us any more to do.” His project, the Banner Bank Building, collects stormwater from its surrounding seven acres and reuses it in its sewage system, and uses a water capture on the roof to flush toilets.Could we also capture the steam from the HVAC, harvest the energy and the water? Or scrub carbon dioxide out of the air?Imagining a “dream building”Mr. Watanabe, one of the past presidents of Toyota, offered his vision for a “dream car” — a vehicle that cleans the air, prevents accidents, promotes health, evokes excitement, and can drive around the world on a single tank of gas. The technology parts are already being refined, and the Toyota Production System has developed the process and the people to handle the innovations.What is the vision of a “dream building” – and how will we get there?Vera Novak writes the Eco Build Trends blog and is currently earning her PhD in Construction from Virginia Tech.
Three people drowned in as many districts on August 2 as the flood situation in Assam worsened affecting eight of the State’s 33 districts.The death toll since May — when the first wave of floods hit Assam — has risen to 41 with landslides caused by heavy rainfall having claimed the lives of three people.Officials of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said a person each drowned in Dhemaji, Udalguri and Golaghat districts. These and five other districts have been affected by flash floods and the rising waters of the Brahmaputra and four of its tributaries.“About 1 lakh people have been affected by the second wave of floods,” an ASDMA official said. Eastern Assam’s Golaghat is the worst-affected district with 54,135 people displaced followed by Sivasagar (17,905) and Lakhimpur (14,052).Golaghat and Sivasagar district authorities have set up 99 relief camps that are currently housing 20,869 people.The officials said crops on 5,056.35 hectares has been destroyed across the eight districts.“Apart from inundation, erosion has been a major problem. At least 68 houses have been destroyed by rivers such as Jia Bharali and Panchnoi in Sonitpur, Udalguri and Barpeta districts,” the ASDMA official said.