first_imgA man from Dublin who was reported missing this week has been located safe and well, his family have announced.The appeal to locate Cathal McGinley (aged 33) was extended to Donegal due to his family connections in the county. He had gone missing on Monday December 4th, after being last seen in Howth.Cathal’s family have today shared the good news that he has been found, issuing an update to the public who were assisting in the search. The Mc Ginley family said: “Cathal has been found alive and well. Thank you all for the amazing help and support over the last few days, we will be forever grateful.”Relief as missing man is found alive and well was last modified: December 8th, 2017 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) Tags:appealMissing personlast_img read more

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first_imgShillong, Mar 22 (PTI) The total expenditure incurred in hosting the 12th South Asian Games (SAG) here last month is nearly Rs 16 crore, Meghalaya Assembly was informed today.Of the Rs 15.39 crore allotted by the Union Ministry for Youth Affairs and Sports, Rs 7.77 crore was spent in security related acquisition by the state police and Rs 3.92 crore was used for upgradation of sports infrastructure, Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Zenith Sangma said.The Municipal Board has also incurred Rs 2.5 crore expenses for facelifting of civic amenities while launching of the Shillong leg of the game was allotted Rs 1.2 crore, he said during question hour.Besides the central allocation, the state government has also spent over Rs 41 lakh to host a dinner for the officials and sports persons, the Minister said.The cost of the dinner venue, U Soso Tham auditorium, was Rs 13,22,400 even as Rs 5.6 lakh was paid for the artists who performed at the event, he said.Eight sports disciplines including womens football, badminton and boxing were successfully held here during the SAG from February 6 to 16 . PTI JOP NN PSlast_img read more

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first_imgGoogle wants Android developers to build apps for Google Play. To help them, the company has announced the second edition of “The Secrets to App Success on Google Play,” a guide that helps developers improve the quality of their app, increase their audience engagement and retention, and earn more revenue.The updated guide provides new videos with actionable tips developers can start use to reach their business goals.Instagram platform updates for developersInstagram has made some updates to its platform to help developers. Starting Dec. 3, Instagram will review new and existing apps before giving full API access. Existing apps will have until June 1, 2016 to submit their apps for approval, according to the company’s blog. The Instagram API Platform can be viewed here, and its purpose is to get developers to build non-automated, authentic and quality apps that help individuals share their own content with third-party apps.Developers get explanation for expired Mac App Store security certificatesApple responded to the Mac App Store certificate issues from last week, as shown by one developer named Donald Southard Jr., who shared on his Twitter account that Apple issued a new security certificate for the Mac App Store. Apple did this in September in anticipation of the expiration of the old certificate, according to Mac Rumors.This happened last week when users and developers experienced an issue that displayed a damaged error when attempting to open certain apps from the Mac App Store, according to the article. Some of these apps included Tweetbot and Byword. Apple has sent an e-mail to developers explaining how they can fix their app, and it said most of the issues have been resolved.last_img read more

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first_imgAs users’ personal and business lives become more mobile, one company believes they should be able to leverage more from the apps they have come to know and love. Deeplink, a mobile deep-linking provider of developer and app network solutions, has announced AppWords Concierge, an in-app assistant now available in private beta.Mobile deep linking provides developers with the ability to link to specific pages or functions within a native application. According to Deeplink, mobile searching has become a problem for users due to small search boxes, complex typing, and inadequate search results. The company decided to create AppWords Concierge to provide contextual awareness to mobile search and enhance a user’s overall in-app experience.(Related: Developers are well poised to take advantage of IoS)“Mobile search is changing. Even the products that market their ability to search the inside of apps are not addressing the real issue, which is that a query-based search on mobile is no longer the primary paradigm for finding content,” said Noah Klausman, cofounder and head of business development at Deeplink. “What is proving to be extremely effective in mobile is preemptive search. Concierge gives every developer a preemptive search tool for their users.” Combined with artificial intelligence and a conversational UI, Concierge aims to keep users engaged while they search for other app content and actions, according to Klausman. With Concierge, users can refine, filter and surface their search results within the app. This will benefit both app developers and users by providing them with the ability to add and search for more links and tools relevant to the app.“For end users, search and discovery on mobile is done by and large by keyword input, which can be cumbersome,” explained Klausman. “Concierge solves that by being a preemptive search assistant, with one-tap answers. For developers, Concierge helps keep their users engaged while making more of their app searchable and discoverable.”While no official public release date has been set, the private beta is expected to last about three to five months. “We have tens of thousands of users on our existing platform, so we did a private beta in order to collect feedback from our existing customers and any new devs that want to leverage the tools.”Developers can get access to the private beta by integrating a placeholder SDK. More information is available here.last_img read more

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first_imgMaven is popular in the Java community and provides an easier way to use Visual Studio Code. Tomcat allows you to easily debug and run your war package on Tomcat and link it into the workspace. Checkstyle converts the process of checking your Java code which helps keep your format correct.Signal Partners with MicrosoftSignal has announced the partnership with Microsoft in order to bring end-to-end encryption to its messaging platform Skype. Through Signal Protocol, Microsoft will be introducing a private conversations feature in Skype. Microsoft joins organizations including WhatsApp, Google and Facebook that have combined the open source Signal Protocol into their messaging platform.“With hundreds of millions of active users, Skype is one of the most popular applications in the world, and we’re excited that Private Conversations in Skype will allow more users to take advantage of Signal Protocol’s strong encryption properties for secure communication,” the company said in a statement. In the aftermath of Google Project Zero’s security exploits, Intel has announced that the company will work closely with their partners with a shared goal of restoring confidence in the security of the customers’ data as quickly as possible. Last week, it was revealed one of the vulnerabilties, Meltdown, was found on Intel processors, and since then the company has been scrambling to put out security patches. Intel pledges to have customer-first urgency, transparent and timely communications, and ongoing security assurance.In an open letter, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said: “We encourage our industry partners to continue to support these practices. The bottom line is that continued collaboration will create the fastest and most effective approaches to restoring customer confidence in the security of their data.”VS Code gets new code extensions for Java developersFollowing this week’s release of Debugger for Java and Java Test Runner, Visual Studio has announced that Maven Project, Tomcat, and Checkstyle will be new additions to the Visual Studio Java Extension family.last_img read more

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