Internet search giant Google has won the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)'s Technology Achievement Award for the entry which it submitted for the agency's `Robocall Challenge' contest which sought `solutions and proofs of concept' for fighting the so-called robocalls on mobile as well as landline phones.
Non-existent safety laws are being fought against by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after over 150 cases and this was reported to a panel set up in 2011.
The new-myth busting panel has revealed some safety excuses and a ban on bubbles at a child's party and toothpicks from the table of a restaurant are some of them.
Legitimate activities are being banned by some people for which they are using safety laws as a trick and efforts to point this put has been made by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). These cases have been called the crackpot cases.
According to Kantar Worldpanel's recently-released findings for the three-month period that ended February 13, Microsoft's 2010-launched Windows Phone platform has started flinching the market share of its rivals; with the platform having witnessed decent growth in the US, UK, Australia, Germany, Italy and Mexico, during the last one year.
As per the Kantar statistics, underscoring a year-on-year comparison, the market share of Windows Phone increased to 4.1 percent in February this year; as against the last February figures of 2.7 percent market share.
In order to help employees to sound their concerns about NHS practices in Scotland, a free, confidential phoneline has been launched.
The year-long pilot is meant for the National Confidential Alert Line for NHS staff.
It was in November when the trial was first announced and this happened after there was an investigation into hospital safety.
In 2011 there were several reports published based on serious incidents in Scotland's hospitals and this included 105 deaths.
Scotland has been hit by a second wave of the winter vomiting bug and this time it has happened with greater ferocity as the country comes under the affect of sub-zero temperatures.
There has been an increase in the number of cases of norovirus bug due to the temperatures holding on. the outbreak has got a push due to the cross-contamination over the holiday weekend and this has happened because of a large numbers of people travelling to visit friends and relatives for Easter.
A leading publication carried out an extensive research into people disabling their GPS tracking devices and the investigation that happened in February revealed that thousands of high-risk sex offenders and parolees were routinely removing or hindering their GPS tracking devices.
The risk of being caught among these individuals is low as jails in California are too full to house them.
After April Fool's Day prank was recently launched on Google's YouTube video-sharing site, the Internet search giant has now launched its own April 1 prank --- a special Treasure Hunt map in the company's Google Maps feature!
With Google's last year April Fool's Day prank having unfolded an overwhelming 8-bit edition of its Maps service, the company's prank this time round transforms the Google Maps feature into a treasure map.
It has been suggested by the Government's review into patient complaints, that less time should be spent by the nurses in talking around with the patients and they should give more time to caring. One way to do this is by removing out-of-the-way nursing stations.
Ann Clwyd, the Labour MP who was appointed by David Cameron in the wake of the Mid Staffordshire scandal to examine how the NHS handles complaints stated that the best way to ensure this is by scrapping the stations and replacing them with desks in the middle of wards.
According to a recent statement by the Dublin City Council, the water restrictions which were enforced on Thursday - because of increased leakage and some problems at Roundwood reservoir causing shortage of treated water supply - will remain in place over the weekend; and will be reviewed on Tuesday.
In its latest report into the service providers in the UK, communications regulator Ofcom has revealed that the two most complained-about networks in the country are: Orange and T-Mobile.
According to the Ofcom report, Orange was the least popular network with the customers during the last three months of 2012; with its popularity apparently plunging chiefly due to its decision to withdraw its `free broadband' offer.
At a major European road safety conference in Dublin Castle, Transport Minister Leo Varadkar launched a new road safety strategy which will not only focus on the effects of serious road accidents, but will also include some high-tech measure to check irresponsible motorist behaviour.
The key aim of the new road safety - called 'Closing the Gap' - will be to close the gap between Ireland and other safer countries of the European Union; with the strategy having set a new target of 124 road deaths and 330 serious injuries by 2020.
In an announcement which has been welcomed by the ISPCA as well as the Dogs Trust, Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has revealed that all dogs will have to be microchipped, under the new regulations which are going to be introduced in the future.
Noting that the plan of microchipping the dogs will essentially be aimed at protecting the welfare of the dogs, Coveney said that the likely introduction date of the new regulations is 2016; and added that similar regulations are also scheduled to become effective in England by the same year too.
During the course of the ongoing 5th BRICS Summit in Durban, South Africa, Loyiso Langeni - Russian firm Rosatom's overseas press secretary in South Africa - said that Rosatom intends promoting its nuclear technology, along with other related products and services, in the country.
In the second consecutive year of growth, figures have shown that the Irish economy rose by 0.9% in 2012. The information has been provided by Central Statistics Office (CSO).
Software, transport and distribution had the maximum output growth. They saw an increase of 3.1%, while agriculture, forestry and fisheries decreased by 10%. There was a visible decrease of 4.2 % in the year in public administration and defense.
A decline in manufacturing output and in goods exports has led to the expiry of patents in the pharmaceutical industry.
It seems to be a roller coaster ride for Ireland as it has seen both highs and lows after consecutive gaps. There was a time when Ireland was considered to be one of the poorest countries in Western Europe.
But then things changed and Ireland was no more in the list of poor countries. It was found that the GDP of per person living in Ireland increased from $22,500 to approximately $45,000.
The 74-year-old Italian, who is former football player and a football manager, Giovanni Trapattoni celebrated his birthday in Malahide and kept it completely a private affair with just his 13 players and one member from his management team. The absence of 29-year-old player Kevin Doyle was because he was not invited as per the orders of Trapattoni.
A six-year -old English springer spaniel named as Hendrix was travelling in a cargo on United Airlines from Newark to Phoenix but was wrongly put in the wrong flight which made the dog to reach Ireland.
United spokeswoman Megan McCarthy said that they have apologized to Hendrix owner Edith Alback. They have told Alback that they have been investigating the matter as how this mistake actually happened.
The North Ireland team will see their striker Martin Paterson once again after he was included in the national team for the World Cup qualifiers matches being played against Russia and Israel.
The Irish striker took rest after he suffered many injuries with the sports. He also wanted to be completely fit before taking part in this game.
North Ireland has already acquired three points out of four from its matches in the Group F. Its next match is with Russia on 22 March, Friday. Ireland will be playing Israel on 26 March, Tuesday.
The election of Pope Francis has been welcomed by the Leading Church figures in Northern Ireland as the new head of the Catholic Church. Catholic Bishop Donal McKeown said that the new popes will definitely help the Church begin a new chapter.
Also he said that the Pope Francis will be able to meet the challenges of dealing with the terrible mistakes happened in the past and become an inspiration for the Church and numerous followers. The appointment was also welcomed by the Church of Ireland and Methodist Church.
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