Dail suspended and Cabinet to self isolate as Health Minister awaits tests

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Home News Dail suspended and Cabinet to self isolate as Health Minister awaits tests News Pinterest Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Facebook Level three would be broadly similar to the restrictions imposed on Kildare, Laois and Offaly in August.But new measures for Dublin were announced sees restrictions remain in place regarding numbers of people gathering in houses and that pubs that do not serve food have to remain closed.Up to 200 spectators are to be allowed to attend sports matches in ‘large stadiums’ from this week under the plan.Pubs that do not serve food will be allowed to reopen from September 21.While 50 people will be allowed to gather indoors and 100 people outdoors in a controlled environment.This morning Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly said the new measures in the Government’s Covid-19 plan will come into effect from midnight.SEE ALSO – EXPLAINED: The full details of the Government’s Level 1 to 5 plan for Covid-19 Pinterest The Dail has been suspended the cabinet will self isolate as Minister Stephen Donnelly awaits a test for Covid-19.Mr Donnelly requested a test this afternoon after feeling unwell.He will continue to self isolate until he receives the results of his test.The Ceann Comhairle, Seán Ó Fearghaíl, made the announcement moments ago and said the parliament will remain closed until next Tuesday.He told the Dáil that the entire Government is now unavailable and that, unless the Taoiseach tells him otherwise, the Dáil will not be able to sit again this week.This comes on the same day that the government announced details of their medium term plan to deal with the continuing Covid-19 pandemic.‘Protecting health, strengthening employment and supporting communities’ are three of the core elements behind the plan which has been announced by Taoiseach Micheal Martin this morning.The plan contains five levels of response to Covid-19. Right now, every county is at level 2 restrictions. Low risk is Level 1 and full lockdown is Level 5. WhatsApp Dail suspended and Cabinet to self isolate as Health Minister awaits tests Twitter Electric Picnic Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role News Previous articleLaois Direct Provision resident raises €1,000 in aid of local Saint Vincent de PaulNext articleCoronavirus: 357 new cases as unfairness of Laois, Kildare and Offaly lockdown highlighted Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Electric Picnic Facebook WhatsApp Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival By Alan Hartnett – 15th September 2020 Twitterlast_img read more

Silent Circle chief scientist talks up Blackphone’s credentials

first_img Related VIDEO INTERVIEW: When it comes to enterprise mobility, “it’s not only the product itself, but it’s the name and the confidence of who is building it” that is key to success, said Javier Aguera, chief scientist with Blackphone maker Silent Circle.With the second-generation Blackphone set for launch later this year – no specific details of a timeline have been given beyond “the second half of 2015,” although a source close to the firm told Mobile World Live it could be September – the company finds itself up against some tough and established competitors.But former Geeksphone founder Aguera said that the presence among its ranks of Phil Zimmermann, creator of PGP email encryption and the Zfone/ZRTP secure VoIP technology, and Jon Callas, who has co-authored a number of security systems, sets it apart.“When you are going to government, you are going to enterprises, that matters as much as the product itself, because they need to be confident that the people that build it build it with the right purpose,” he said.As with enterprise-oriented rivals such as BlackBerry, Silent Circle also supports devices powered by other platforms. “If you are a big enterprise you have a hundred thousand employees that already have iPhones and other Android devices. We cannot expect them to change their whole infrastructure in one day,” he said.To this end, it offers its Silent Suite applications, which deliver secure calls, video chats, texts, file transfers and contact storage.Watch the full interview here. HomeDevicesNews Silent Circle chief scientist talks up Blackphone’s credentials BlackBerry future in doubt as TCL pulls plug Previous ArticleInterview: Silent Circle chief scientistNext ArticleMTN makes money rollout a “priority” Tags Steve Costello Devices center_img BlackBerry sells smartphone IP to Huawei Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more Author AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 05 AUG 2015 Blog: Will BlackBerry mark-3 strike the right key? BlackBerryBlackphoneSilent Circlelast_img read more