Frightening Donegal ‘child’ driver video goes viral

first_imgFrightening footage has emerged of a child driving a car along a Co Donegal road in Ireland while and minor is a passenger in the car.The video, filmed in Carndonagh, shows a boy behind the wheel of a motor while another kid sits in the passenger seat with the crowbar.One of them can be heard saying: ‘We already broke the window’ before adding ‘he can’t see really well out the window’ During the clip, the young passenger can be seen banging on the dashboard with the metal bar, while the driver struggles to see over the steering wheel.The car has a cracked windscreen and music is blaring in the background of the car.One of them can be heard saying: “We already broke the window” before adding “he can’t see really well out the window”.At another point in the video, a child can be seen jumping into the car. Gardai are aware of the footage and are investigating it.A spokesman said: “It is not the policy of An Garda Siochana to comment on services provided by specific online entities.”Frightening Donegal ‘child’ driver video goes viral was last modified: July 15th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)last_img read more

Why Citizen Developers Are The Future Of Programming

first_imgHow to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? lauren orsini Tags:#Citizen Developer#education#programming Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac…center_img Related Posts Why You Love Online Quizzes If you ever wondered what would scare the bejeezus out of a university’s computer science department, try this: In June, Google revealed that it no longer considers GPA scores as a hiring criteria. “One of the things we’ve seen from all our data crunching is that GPA’s are worthless as a criteria for hiring,” Laszlo Bock, senior vice president of people operations at Google, told the New York Times. To students who have been told their university grades are paramount, that’s a big shock. But to anybody watching the tech industry, such a statement was inevitable. It’s a reaction to the quickly evolving definition of what it means to be a professional programmer.The “Citizen Developer”When Google executives look at prospective hires’ portfolios instead of test scores, it expands the playing field beyond “anyone with a degree” to “anyone with skills.” Google no longer cares whether you picked up coding in school or just by teaching yourself, so long as you have the work and talent to back it up. It’s a phenomenon that the tech world is calling the rise of the “citizen developer.” A phrase coined by technology research firm Gartner, the citizen developer is “an end user who creates new business applications for consumption by others using development and runtime environments sanctioned by corporate IT.” Or, in less of a mouthful, a non-traditionally educated programmer who uses the same skills as the formally trained pros. Back in 2011, Gartner predicted that by 2014, citizen developers would build at least 25 percent of new business applications. Two years later, we associate programming success with college dropouts like Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates, or with people like Tumblr CEO David Karp, who didn’t even enroll in college. See also Don’t Look Now, But We Might Be In A Developer DroughtThe sort of creativity and problem solving that allows star programmers to succeed isn’t exactly encouraged in the artificial and conforming environment of a college classroom. So it makes sense that Google would look outside the GPA for the best talent. Tons of Jobs, Few DevelopersImagine if you could learn a skill that would practically guarantee you a high-paying job within months. Increasingly, that’s exactly the narrative that surrounds non-traditional programming education. At Code Fellows, if you don’t have a job offer that pays $60K a year within six months of completing their four-week boot camp, you get a full refund. A 2012 Living Social effort called Hungry Academy actually paid people to attend their five-month boot camp and learn to program for Living Social. Boot camps and other forms of non-traditional programming education can afford to be cocky for the very reason that the job market supports such bravado. In 2010, there were 913,000 U.S. jobs for software developers and that number is expected to grow by 30% from 2012 to 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Meanwhile, the predicted rise for all occupational growth over that same period is just 14%. As our dependence on technology only grows, our demand for developers is increasing. At a time where the average developer gets four to five job offers in her career, that means some companies are going without. The Self-Taught Coding MovementIt certainly helps that opportunities for teaching yourself to code are more numerous, convenient and accessible than ever. Combine that with widespread alarm about student loan debt, and you can instantly see the appeal of self-teaching. See also There’s A Boom In Teaching People To CodeRyan Carson, CEO of Treehouse, said that the coding education company has reached the milestone of 37,000 active, paying students—about the size of a large university. Not surprisingly, he thinks companies like Treehouse offer a better education than traditional degrees would. “A computer science degree is a rip off,” he told me. “I know because I have one.”The difference? Carson says Treehouse has the data to prove whether students are ready for the workforce, something colleges can’t do. It does this through a point system that awards students for completing assignments on Treehouse.“We’ve placed thousands of students in programming jobs, and the companies who hire them report back to us,” he said. “So we can say with authority that if you get 1500 points on Treehouse, we can place you in a job where you’ll have an 80% chance of success. And you just can’t do that now in universities.”What About Traditional Education?Not surprisingly, college professors believe as much in the longevity of the computer science degree as entrepreneurs like Carton believe in non-traditional learning. See also: Why Programming Is The Core Skill Of The 21st CenturyHowever, Francois Pitt, a senior lecturer at the University of Toronto, told me that learn-to-code boot camps aren’t even competition to a computer science degree because they have completely different end goals. “It’s not so much competition with us as a complement,” he said. “Programming is just the starting point of what computer science is about. We don’t just teach students how to code. We study programs and the problems they solve.”Pitt compares the difference between having a computer science degree and knowing how to program as the difference between being a professional writer and knowing how to write. The important thing isn’t so much that you know English, but that you have interesting ideas and know how to structure them well, he said. There’s something romantic about Pitt’s description of computer science’s in-depth theories. The difference students are going to have to look for? Whether they want the whole story or just a job ASAP. “People getting into these programs need to realize that you’re not getting the same education as you would out of a degree,” he said. “Computer science is about so much more than just programming.”Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.last_img read more

Delhi HC denies interim stay on Sharad Yadav’s disqualification as MP

first_imgThe Delhi High Court today refused to pass an interim order on a plea for a stay on former JD(U) president Sharad Yadav’s disqualification as a Rajya Sabha member.Justice Vibhu Bakhru, however, allowed Mr. Yadav to draw allowances, perks and retain his bungalow as an MP, but restrained him from attending the Winter Session of Parliament. The session, which started on Friday, is scheduled to go on till January 5. The court also sought the response of the Rajya Sabha chairman besides member Ram Chandra Prasad Singh, who is leader of the JD(U) in the Upper House, on Mr. Yadav’s plea challenging December 4 order of the chairman disqualifying him as an MP. The court has fixed the main petition for hearing on March 1 next year. The order came on Mr. Yadav’s plea challenging his disqualification on several grounds, including that he was not given a hearing before the December 4 order was passed. Mr. Yadav had sought interim relief to attend the Parliament session.last_img read more

Sitharaman reviews security situation in Kashmir

first_imgDefence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday reviewed the security situation in Kashmir during a visit to the valley, and army officials briefed her on the operational preparedness and counter-infiltration grid. Ms. Sitharaman was accompanied by Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat on her visit, army officials said. The defence minister visited the forward areas in the frontier district of Kupwara. She was briefed by the commanders on ground on the operational preparedness and counter-infiltration grid, they said. During her interaction with the troops, the defence minister lauded their round the clock sharp vigil along the Line of Control and professionalism. She also asked them to remain alert for any eventuality to defeat nefarious designs of hostile forces, the officials said.last_img read more

Shooting sensation Manu Bhaker eyes top prize at Asian Games 2018

first_imgIndia’s teenage shooting sensation Manu Bhaker is looking forward to doing well at next month’s Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta. The 16-year-old Bhaker also said that she is focused and thinking about competing in the Asian Games and the World Championships.Bhaker is also least affected by the controversies surrounding her selection in three events for the Asian Games, scheduled to be held in Jakarta and Palembeng from August 18.”I want to do well in those events (Asian Games followed by World Championships) but, frankly speaking, I am mainly thinking about competing in the next competition and not about medals. Pressure is there, but it’s there everywhere,” Bhaker told PTI.After taking the shooting world by storm with a plethora of medals, including innumerable gold in top international events, the 16-year-old will next compete in 10m air pistol, 25m sports pistol and mixed air pistol at the Asian Games.Asian Games 2018: Heena Sidhu hoping to break gold medal jinxIn fact, her international gold medal count stands at an astonishing 10, a massive achievement for a teenager.Ignored for the Asiad mixed team air pistol event, the seasoned Heena Sidhu had hit out at the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) and, in a thinly-veiled reference to the Haryana girl, said the federation was bending rules to favour the favourites.One of the “favourites” is understood to be Bhaker, who remains unperturbed.”Main sirf khelne se matlab rakhti hoon, bas (I am only concerned about my shooting). I am fine if I am picked in three events, if they select me for one event I am fine and if I am not picked for one, then also I am ok,” Bhaker said.advertisementAsian Games: Indian gold medallists at Incheon 2014Bhaker’s inclusion reportedly pushed Sidhu to No.2 in the 10m air pistol event and No.3 in 25m sports pistol, from No.1 in the 10m air pistol and No.2 in 25m pistol.”I can’t think about selection. I don’t allow all these things to weigh me down,” she added.When she claimed the individual gold medal in her maiden senior World Cup appearance in Mexico earlier this year, Bhaker became the youngest Indian shooter to finish top of the podium in these events.Living up to the billing, she did something similar at the ensuing Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.The expectations will understandably be high as she gears up to compete in the upcoming tournaments.”In recent times I have worked a lot on the technical aspect. Good preparations, I can say. Tried to improve my scores, but you can’t shoot well all the time.”Asked if she is better off technically right now compared to the days leading to the Commonwealth Games, Bhaker responded in the positive.Ominous signs for her opponents, though she is aware that technique alone won’t fetch her a medal in a sport that is so much about the mental aspect as well.”My body is recovering now after months of training and competition. I will be off to Bhopal for a junior camp on August 1, having just come back from a senior camp.”The Asiad will be followed by the ISSF World Championships, which will be the first quota event for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The prestigious event is scheduled from August 31 in South Korea.Extending her golden run, Bhaker recently won her ninth international medal in one year, at the Meeting of the Shooting Hopes, a prestigious junior tournament in Pilsen, Czech Republic.(Interview by PTI)last_img read more