Funding package launch to support “junior immersion” in Gaeltacht schools

first_img Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By admin – October 28, 2016 Funding package launch to support “junior immersion” in Gaeltacht schoolscenter_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Previous articleMairead Mc Guinness backs CETA dealNext article16 patients awaiting beds at LUH admin WhatsApp Facebook Homepage BannerNews Twitter The government has launched a funding package to support schools in Gaeltacht areas who pledge to carry out Junior and Senior Infant classes completely in Irish, even if the children don’t speak the language at home.The Irish Language Immersion Scheme, which was launched in Conemarra today, was first mooted while Donegal TD Joe Mc Hugh was Minister of State for the Gaeltacht.He says it’s a very important programme, which will help parents as well as schools………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/joeimmersion.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry last_img read more

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Functional flour range rolled out by Ulrick & Short

first_imgIngredients supplier Ulrick & Short has unveiled a new range of functional flours.Called Fazenda, the range comprises a series of flours derived from crops including tapioca, wheat, rye and spelt. They will join the firm’s clean label thickeners and stabilisers portfolio.Benefits include softness, volume and moisture retention in bread, cakes and muffins, as well as adhesion and viscosity in batters and coatings, said the firm. The processing technologies used provide structure and a range of textures in bakery applications.“Fazenda is a great addition to our ingredient portfolio and has really useful functionalities in both conventional and gluten-free bakery applications. The broad range of crop bases also gives manufacturers greater choice when it comes to declaration and transparency,” said Danni Schroeter, R&D manager at Ulrick & Short.Due to Covid-19, consumer demand is high for food ingredients with ‘simple, recognizable and trustworthy’ declarations, it addedThe range is clean label, non-GM and plant-based, with wholemeal and organic options available.“Ingredient declarations and front of pack claims are now intricately linked to consumer buying habits. They must, therefore, give the consumer a good feeling when purchasing the product – whether this is a clean or organic declaration, or with sustainable ingredients and packaging. If consumers perceive that a product is unhealthy, unnatural, or artificial in any way, it’s a big deterrent,” Schroeter added.last_img read more

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Cortese restaurant open after fire, no injuries reported

first_img—– This is a developing story. Stay with 12 News for further information. This is a developing story. Stay with 12 News for further information. 1:14 P.M. UPDATE: The Binghamton fire and police departments have responded. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Dispatchers have told 12 News that the fire at Cortese’s restaurant is now out. 11:18 A.M. UPDATE: They say no injuries were sustained in the fire.center_img —– PHOTO CREDIT: Cortese Restaurant Facebook Page Griswald and Robinson Streets remained blocked to traffic. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Emergency crews are responding to a fire at Cortese’s restaurant at 117 Robinson St. Monday morning. The restaurant’s owner told 12 News that everything is “okay” and the business is operating. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Cortese Restaurant is open following a fire at its location Monday morning.last_img read more

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Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgUNDATED (AP) — The New York Islanders kept Alex Ovechkin (oh-VEHCH’-kihn) off the scoresheet while pulling within seven points of the first-place Washington Capitals in the NHL’s Metropolitan Division.The Isles earned a split of their four-game season series as Anthony Beauvillier (boh-VIH’-lee-ay) scored the first two goals in their 5-3 victory at Washington. Josh Bailey and Brock Nelson each had three assists for the Isles, who also got goals from Jordan Eberle, Leo Komarov and Jonathan Toews (tayvz).The Islanders also left Ovechkin two goals shy of 700 for his career.The Capitals have dropped two straight and four of their last six.Elsewhere on NHL ice: February 11, 2020 — The league remains reluctant to reverse course and compete at the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing. This despite new assurances from Olympic officials to lift various major stumbling blocks, which also have the backing of the league’s players. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly significantly tamped down hopes of the world’s best players returning to the Olympics for the first time since 2014. Daly described the talks as being “very preliminary” and says the NHL continues to believe the negatives outweigh the positives.NCAA-LOBBYINGAP Exclusive: NCAA, allies spend nearly $1M on Capitol HillWASHINGTON (AP) — As Congress considers whether to allow college athletes to receive endorsement money, the NCAA and its allies spent nearly $1 million last year lobbying lawmakers to shape any reforms to the organization’s liking.The NCAA last fall said it would allow athletes to “benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness” and is crafting rules to put in place for its 1,100 member schools in coming months. But the organization has turned to Congress to step in as more and more states follow the lead of California, where a law set to take effect in 2023 clears the way for athletes to earn endorsement money. In other NBA news:— The Suns have waived veteran guard Tyler Johnson, who is averaging a career-high 5.7 points in 31 games this season. The 27-year-old Johnson averaged 11.1 points per game last season after coming to the Suns from Miami. He was in the final season of a four-year deal that pays about $19 million this year.T25 MEN’S BASKETBALL-SCHEDULEDuke downs FSUUNDATED (AP) — Duke is 21-3 overall and 11-2 in the ACC after winning a top-10 matchup. OG Anunoby (an-oo-NAH’-bee) scored a career-high 25 points and matched his career high with 12 rebounds as the Raptors topped the Wolves, 137-126. Kyle Lowry provided 27 points and 11 assists after missing Saturday’s win over Brooklyn because of whiplash.Pascal Siakam (see-A’-kam) scored 14 of his 34 points in the fourth quarter to help Toronto close out the victory. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had a season-high 21 and Fred VanVleet added 16 as the Raptors won their 16th straight home meeting with Minnesota.D’Angelo Russell scored 22 points in his Minnesota debut, and Karl-Anthony Towns had 23 points to go with 10 rebounds.Checking out Monday’s other NBA action:— Khris Middleton and Eric Bledsoe scored 28 points apiece to lead the Bucks past the Kings, 123-111. Milwaukee won its fifth in a row and improved to a league-best 46-7 despite playing without Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-toh-KOON’-poh), who was home following the birth of his son. The Bears’ winning streak is one short of the conference record set by Kansas in 1997.AP TOP 25 MEN’S BASKETBALL POLLBaylor still No. 1; Michigan St. outUNDATED (AP) — Baylor remains atop The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll in a largely static week among in the top 10.The Bears received 48 of 64 first-place votes from a media panel to stay at No. 1 for the fourth straight week. No. 2 Gonzaga had 15 first-place votes and No. 3 Kansas one. San Diego State and Louisville round out the top five and are followed by Dayton, Duke, Florida State, Maryland and Seton Hall. The Pirates are the lone newcomer in the top-10 after holding the No. 12 spot last week. Tre Jones scored 13 points and the seventh-ranked Blue Devils overcame 21 turnovers to beat No. 8 Florida State, 70-65. Duke shot 45% from the field and was 7 of 17 from 3-point range in pulling within one game of Louisville for the conference lead.Freshman Matthew Hurt also had a couple of big moments in the final seconds, going 4 for 4 at the line in the final 11.7 seconds to help the Blue Devils clinch the victory.Trent Forrest finished with 18 points, nine rebounds and eight steals to lead the Seminoles, who shot just 38% in falling to 20-4.Meanwhile, Baylor ran its winning streak to 21 games.MaCio Teague scored 11 points and Devonte Bandoo added 10 as the top-ranked Bears defeated Texas, 52-45. Baylor improved to 22-1 overall and 11-0 in the Big 12, wresting control with a 13-0 push that put the Bears ahead 42-27 with 9:28 remaining. Update on the latest in sports: NBA-NEWSRaptors president sued over scuffleUNDATED (AP) — A law enforcement officer in California is suing the president of the Toronto Raptors over a scuffle following the team’s NBA Finals victory over the Golden State Warriors last June.The Raptors had just won their first title at Oracle Arena in Oakland on June 13 when Raptors President Masai Ujiri went onto the court to join his celebrating team.Alameda County sheriff’s deputy Alan Strickland claims in a federal lawsuit filed Friday that he stopped Ujiri because he didn’t provide the proper credential, leading to a shoving match that was partially captured on video. Strickland alleged Ujiri hit him “in the face and chest with both fists,” tried to go around the deputy and repeatedly ignored orders to stop. — Jamal Murray scored 14 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter to help the Nuggets rally from 23 down in a 127-120 verdict over the Spurs. Paul Millsap had 22 off the bench to help spark the comeback on his 35th birthday.— Jordan Clarkson scored 25 points before fouling out in Utah’s 123-119 victory against the Mavericks. Rudy Gobert (goh-BEHR’) finished with 17 points and 16 boards, shooting 7-for-7 after making all eight attempts in Utah’s home victory over Dallas last month.— Spencer Dinwiddie capped his 21-point performance by nailing a 21-foot jumper with 5 seconds left to give the Nets a 106-105 victory over the Pacers. The lead changed hands three times in the final 27 seconds and wasn’t decided until Malcolm Brogdon’s 3-pointer at the buzzer came up short, sealing Indiana’s sixth consecutive loss.— Miles Bridges contributed 18 points and the Hornets ended a five-game losing streak with an 87-76 victory over the Pistons. Malik Monk added 16 points for the Hornets, while Devonte’ Graham had 14 points and 11 assists to help Charlotte overcome 37% shooting.— The Magic knocked off the Hawks, 137-126 behind Nikola Vucevic (VOO’-seh-vihch), who had 24 points, nine rebounds and nine assists. Aaron Gordon finished with 26 points, Evan Fournier added 22 and Terrence Ross had 21 while Orlando was shooting 52.6% from the field, including a season-high 18 3-pointers. Dodgers complete Bosox deal as Angels swap falls throughUNDATED (AP) — Mookie Betts and David Price officially are members of the Los Angeles Dodgers.The Red Sox and Dodgers have finalized the on-again, off-again deal that will send the AL MVP and AL Cy Young winner to the West Coast. The Red Sox will receive outfielder Alex Verdugo (vur-DOO’-goh) and two prospects: infielder Jeter Downs and catcher Connor Wong. According to a person with knowledge of the deal, Boston will send cash to the Dodgers, reportedly half of the $96 million owed for the next three seasons.The swap allows the Red Sox to drop more than $70 million in salary to get under baseball’s collective bargaining tax threshold for 2020.Meanwhile, the Angels say their proposed trade with the Dodgers is off.center_img Angels general manager Billy Eppler confirmed he won’t be making a widely reported trade, although he didn’t specify the deal or the players involved.Multiple media outlets reported the Angels nearly acquired Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson and right-hander Ross Stripling last week in a deal that would have sent infielder Luis Rengifo (rehn-HEE’-foh) to the Dodgers. The deal apparently fell apart as a side effect of the Dodgers’ lengthy attempts to get outfielder Mookie Betts from the Boston Red Sox in a blockbuster trade.In other baseball news:— MLB is considering expanding the playoffs to nearly half the 30 teams and allowing higher-seeded wild-card teams to choose opponents. The playoffs would grow from 10 clubs to 14 under the plan, first reported Monday by the New York Post. There would be four wild cards in each league, up from two.— The Diamondbacks have avoided salary arbitration with Nick Ahmed by working out a four-year, $32.5 million contract with the two-time Gold Glove shortstop. Ahmed hit a career-high .254 last season with 19 homers and 82 RBIs in 158 games. He won his Gold Gloves in each of the past two seasons. Preseason No. 1 Michigan State dropped out of the rankings from No. 16 following a three-game losing streak.NFL NEWSChargers, Rivers part companyUNDATED (AP) — Philip Rivers has played his final down for the Los Angeles Chargers.The team says Rivers will enter free agency and not return for the upcoming season, ending his 16-year run with the franchise. The fourth player taken in the 2004 NFL draft owns 30 franchise records and has thrown for over 4,000 yards in 11 of his last 12 seasons. Rivers has completed 64.7% of his passes for 59,271 yards, 397 touchdowns and 198 interceptions. — Nikita Kucherov (KOO’-cheh-rahv) scored his second goal of the night at 31 seconds of overtime to send the Lightning to their seventh consecutive victory, 2-1 at Columbus. Elvis Merzlikins (murz-LEE’-kihnz) stopped 31 shots to help Tampa Bay climb within three points of Boston for the Atlantic Division lead.— The Flyers are 6-1-1 in their last eight games after James van Riemsdyk (REEMZ’-dyk) had a goal and assist to lead their 4-1 victory over the Panthers. Travis Sanheim, Ivan Provorov and Claude Giroux also tallied to support Carter Hart, who stopped 30 shots in his return from injury.— Jakob Chychrun (CHIHK’-rihn) scored a power-play goal with one minute left to complete the Coyotes comeback in a 3-2 victory at Montreal. Derek Stepan and Taylor Hall also scored for the Coyotes after the Canadiens took a 2-0 lead.NHL-NEWSJackets lost Jones Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-SCHEDULERaptors win againUNDATED (AP) — The Toronto Raptors have run their franchise-record winning streak to 15 games by outscoring the Minnesota Timberwolves. His 224 consecutive regular-season starts are second-most among quarterbacks in NFL history and his 123 wins are ninth.In other NFL news:— Ravens safety Chuck Clark has agreed to a three-year contract extension after starting a career-high 12 games and finishing with a team-best 68 tackles. Clark was taken in the sixth round of the 2017 draft and spent his first two NFL seasons playing on special teams, serving as backup on defense before enjoying a breakthrough year.— A person familiar with the meeting says suspended Browns defensive end Myles Garrett has spoken with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell about being reinstated. Garrett was banned indefinitely in November for pulling Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph’s helmet off and striking him over the head with it during a game.MLB NEWS — Athletics right-hander Daniel Mengden has undergone surgery on his pitching elbow. The A’s say Mengden had arthroscopic surgery to shave a small spur off his elbow. Mengden was 5-2 with a save and a 4.83 ERA in 13 games over three stints with Oakland last year.— Former major league pitcher Mike Bolsinger is suing the Astros for unspecified damages. He contends that the Astros’ sign-stealing scheme contributed to a poor relief appearance in August 2017 that essentially ended his big-league career. He’s also asking the Astros forfeit their nearly $31 million in postseason shares from their 2017 World Series title and donate the money to children’s charities in Los Angeles and a fund for needy retired players.— The Twins will be working with a new piece of smart technology at spring training this year. The high-tech pitching mound is really a heavily instrumented ramp built to simulate a mound and it measures the ground forces involved in throwing a pitch.NHL-SCHEDULEIsles blank Ovi, beat Caps Associated Press UNDATED (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets’ playoff push has taken a hit.Jackets star defenseman Seth Jones has been sidelined indefinitely with an ankle injury. The team says Jones was injured in Saturday night’s game loss to Colorado. The three-time All-Star has six goals and 24 assists this season while leading the club in ice time. Gabriel Carlsson was recalled from Cleveland of the AHL to take Jones’ place.In other NHL news:— The Penguins have acquired veteran forward Jason Zucker from the Wild for forward Alex Galchenyuk (gal-CHEHN’-yuhk), defenseman prospect Calen Addison and a conditional 2020 first-round draft pick. The 28-year-old Zucker has 14 goals and 15 assists this season for Minnesota. Galchenyuk struggled to find a niche in Pittsburgh, managing just five goals and 12 assists in 45 games.— Edmonton Oilers defenseman Darnell Nurse has signed a two-year extension through the 2021-22 seasons. Nurse has been with the Edmonton organization since being taken seventh overall in the 2013 draft. He has four goals and 24 points with 44 penalty minutes in 55 games this season. Nurse set career highs last season with 10 goals, 31 assists, 41 points, 87 penalty minutes and an average time on ice of 23 minutes, 49 seconds. The NCAA’s pressure campaign comes as the Senate prepares for a committee hearing Tuesday on player compensation. The head of the National College Players Association says the NCAA is fighting to maintain the status quo.last_img read more

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Latest line: The Currys a winner, Ricardo Lara a loser

first_imgRicardo LaraState insurance commissioner refuses consumer group’s request to make his meeting calendars public following reports that he accepted $54,000 from insurance industry executives and their spouses. The CurrysPromising an annual donation of more than $1 million, Warriors star Steph and his wife, Ayesha, form a new foundation to fund nutrition, education and recreation programs for thousands of low-income Oakland children. Pete …last_img

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SA puts rhino on CITES agenda

first_img6 March 2013 South Africa is one of 178 countries gathered in Bangkok this week to decide how to improve the world’s wildlife trade regime, and to ensure the survival of threatened species. More than 2 000 delegates are attending the 16th Conference of Parties of the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) which started in Thailand’s capital on Monday. The CITES parties meet every three years to consider amendments to the appendices of the convention, to assess its implementation, and to make recommendations to improve its effectiveness. South Africa is hosting and participating in a number of side events during the conference, three of which will focus on rhino matters, including conservation, safety and security, and rhino economics and trade. The Department of Environmental Affairs said that among the tabled proposals at the conference is a proposal to up-list the rhino due to poaching, from which several countries have suffered, including South Africa. “This would have widespread implications for South Africa’s white rhino population including the creation of disincentives for the private sector,” the department said. It said that central to South Africa’s conservation model was an “undisputed record” of having brought species populations to healthy recovery. Among these were the white and black rhino, which had come close to extinction almost a century ago. Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa said last week that efforts to protect the country’s rhino population were aimed not just at protecting a species from extinction, but at securing and conserving all South Africa’s natural resources. “The fact that the criminal syndicates involved in rhino poaching also undertake other crimes means that this current situation can be considered a national security risk. “It is therefore imperative that the national response be comprehensive, as it threatens not only the sustainable development path of the country, but also the heritage of future generations.” Ahead of the conference, Molewa met with representatives of the Chinese and Vietnamese delegations to discuss issues of mutual cooperation in the field of biodiversity, particularly the continued illegal trade in rhino horn. The department said the discussions had “confirmed the two countries’ willingness to continue to cooperate with South Africa in the areas of law enforcement in relation to illegal trade in wildlife species”. The talks with Vietnam established that the implementation plan stemming from the Memorandum of Understanding relating to Biodiversity conservation, signed between the two countries in December, would be signed and rolled out during the visit of a high-level Vietnamese delegation to South Africa in April. Discussions with China had centred on the finalisation of a memorandum of understanding, also to be signed in April. The Memorandum on Biodiversity Conservation also deals with illegal rhino hunting and will also be followed by an implementation plan, similar to that concluded with Vietnam. The department said it was also agreed that China and South Africa would ensure the immediate roll-out of technological innovations in the fight against wildlife crimes. The matter will also be further discussed within the Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa (BRICS) member countries at bilateral and multilateral levels. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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Shrek Needs a Network to Live in the Castle

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market alex williams Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#enterprise#web center_img It takes a lot of data to make Shrek. The big guy has to run, eat, talk. How much data? We’re talking in the order of data centers to process the bits to bring the warm-hearted monster to its animated life.The making of an animated film is a look into the changing world of networking and its importance in the making of just about anything these days.The big question in today’s networking world is how to reduce network complexity and reduce all the power it takes to manage data centers.That’s the issue Dreamworks faces. Today it was announced the studio has chosen Hewlett-Packard to revamp the networking infrastructure so it can efficiently produce films such as Shrek.Dreamworks is in the business of making animated films. The studio has to have the ability to make films efficiently. In many respects, the number of films that Dreamworks produces in a year is dependent on how well it can use its network to do the core processing of the animated characters it is producing. It’s a similar comparison to what we see with the real-time Web. The Internet is at the center of a dynamic supply chain that requires real-time information to be delivered to the right people in the supply chain as events occur. The challenges are similar in a studio where the network is at the center of the film production process.The evidence is in the credits of any animated film. The number of specialists required to make an animated film represents the bulk of the people employed to produce it. The network is critical for these people to do their work. It’s at the center of the film production process. The Dreamworks story is a window into the new networking reality. The studios face challenges with producing high-quality films quickly and efficiently. For mot enterprises the challenges are different. They are not processing animated characters. Instead the increasing challenge is the structured and unstructured data that has to be organized, stored and shared. Networks are at the center of that issue, too. Companies like HP are betting on the premise that the data center network requires a converged infrastructure to manage the complexities of the Web oriented enterprise.The battle is for the network. Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

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NET team announces MLNET 06

first_imgOn Monday, .NET engineering team announced the latest monthly release of their cross-platform, open source machine learning framework for .NET developers, ML.NET 0.6. Some of the exciting features in this release include new API for building and using machine learning models, performance improvements, and much more. Improvements in the ML.NET 0.6 A new LearningPipeline API for building ML model The new API is more flexible and enables new tasks and code workflow that weren’t possible with the previous LearningPipeline API. The team further plans to deprecate the current LearningPipeline API. This new API is designed to support a wider set of scenarios. It closely follows ML principles and naming from other popular ML related frameworks like Apache Spark and Scikit-Learn. Know more about the new ML.NET API, visit the Microsoft blog. Ability to get predictions from pre-trained ONNX Models ONNX, an open and interoperable model format enables using models trained in one framework (such as scikit-learn, TensorFlow, xgboost, and so on) and use them in another (ML.NET). ML.NET 0.6 includes support for getting predictions from ONNX models. This is done by using a new transformer and runtime for scoring ONNX models. There are a large variety of ONNX models created and trained in multiple frameworks that can export models to ONNX format. Those models can be used for tasks like image classification, emotion recognition, and object detection. The ONNX transformer in ML.NET provides some data to an existing ONNX model and gets the score (prediction) from it. Performance improvements In the ML.NET 0.6 release, there are made several performance improvements in making single predictions from a trained model. Two improvements include: Moving the legacy LearningPipeline API to the new Estimators API. Optimizing the performance of PredictionFunction in the new API. Following are some comparisons of the LearningPipeline with the improved PredictionFunction in the new Estimators API: Predictions on Iris data: 3,272x speedup (29x speedup with the Estimators API, with a further 112x speedup with improvements to PredictionFunction). Predictions on Sentiment data: 198x speedup (22.8x speedup with the Estimators API, with a further 8.68x speedup with improvements to PredictionFunction). This model contains a text featurizer, so it is not surprising to see a smaller gain. Predictions on Breast Cancer data: 6,541x speedup (59.7x speedup with the Estimators API, with a further 109x speedup with improvements to PredictionFunction). Improvements in Type system In this ML.NET version, the Dv type system has been replaced with .NET’s standard type system. This makes ML.NET easy to use. ML.NET previously had its own type system, which helped it deal with missing values (a common case in ML). This type system required users to work with types like DvText, DvBool, DvInt4, etc. One effect of this change is, only floats and doubles have missing values which are represented by NaN. Due to the improved approach to dependency injection, users can also deploy ML.NET in additional scenarios using .NET app models such as Azure Functions easily without convoluted workarounds. To know more about other improvements in the ML.NET 0.6 visit the Microsoft Blog. Read Next Microsoft open sources Infer.NET, it’s popular model-based machine learning framework Neural Network Intelligence: Microsoft’s open source automated machine learning toolkit .NET Core 3.0 and .NET Framework 4.8 more details announcedlast_img read more

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Winners for the 2019 NET Foundation Board of Directors elections are finally

first_imgThe result for the .NET Foundation Board of Directors 2019 is finally revealed. Out of the 476 voters, 329 casted ballots in this election. After counting the ballots using Scottish STV (Single Transferable Vote), Jon Skeet, Sara Chipps, Phil Haack, Iris Classon, Ben Adams, Oren Novotny, and Beth Massi were declared as winners. In total there were 45 candidates competing for 6 seats. Beth Massi has been appointed by Microsoft while the rest got elected by .NET Foundation Members. Following are the winner profiles Jon Skeet: A Java developer at Google in London and is also C# author and community leader. Sara Chipps: Engineering Manager at Stack Overflow. Phill Hacck: A developer and author, and best known for his blog, Haacked. Iris Classon: Software developer, cloud architect at Konstrukt. She is also a member of MEET (Microsoft Extended Experts Team) Ben Adams: Co-founder and CTO of Illyriad Games. Oren Novotny: Microsoft’s Regional Director, MVP, and chief architect of DevOps & modern software at Insight. Beth Massi: Product Marketing Manager for the .NET Platform at Microsoft and has previously worked for the .NET Foundation in 2014. How did the election process go The candidate’s votes for a round are calculated by taking the sum of the votes from the previous round and votes received in the current round. The votes received in the current round and votes transferred away in the current round represent “votes being transferred”. The single transferable vote system was opted because it is a type of ranked-choice voting which is used for electing a group of candidates, for instance, a committee or a council. In this type of voting, the votes are transferred from losing candidates to other choices in the ballot. Round 1 The first round considered the count of first choices. Since none of the candidates had surplus votes so the candidates who received the least number of votes or no votes at all got eliminated and votes for other candidates got transferred for the next round. Round 2 Round 2 calculated the count after eliminating Lea Wegner and Robin Krom who received 0 votes. There was a tie between, Lea Wegner and Robin Krom while choosing candidates to eliminate. Though Lea Wegner was later chosen by breaking the tie randomly. Since none of the candidates had surplus votes they got transferred for the next round. Round 3 Round 3 calculated the count after eliminating Robin Krom and transferring votes. Since none of the candidates had surplus votes they got transferred for the next round. Round 4 Round 4 calculated the count after eliminating Nate Barbettini and transferring votes. There was a tie between the candidates Peter Mbanugo, Robert McLaws, Virgile Bello, Nate Barbettini, and Marc Bruins while choosing candidates to eliminate. In this round candidate, Nate Barbettini was chosen by breaking the tie randomly. Since none of the candidates had surplus votes they got transferred for the next round. Round 5 The fifth round considered the count after eliminating Marc Bruins and transferring votes. There was a tie between the candidates, Peter Mbanugo, Robert McLaws, Virgile Bello, and Marc Bruins while choosing the candidates to eliminate. Out of which, Marc Bruins was chosen by breaking the tie randomly. Since none of the candidates had surplus votes they got transferred for the next round. Collectively there were 41 such rounds where each round was an elimination round and then finally the winners were declared. To know more about this news, check out Opavote’s blog post. Read Next Fedora 31 will now come with Mono 5 to offer open-source .NET support Inspecting APIs in ASP.NET Core [Tutorial] .NET Core 3 Preview 2 is here!last_img read more

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