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Tuesday 26 August, 2014

From Business ETC Instagram’s new app makes timelapses ridiculously easy Hyperlapse

Instagram’s new app makes timelapses ridiculously easy

Hyperlapse is Instagram’s second standalone app.

15-year-old charged with stabbing 14-year-old twice in the stomach

The boy will appear in court tomorrow morning.

From The Daily Edge Little girl tries to convince mam she didn’t eat a doughnut…with chocolate all over her face Red Handed
From The Score 5 things to do with those big bad dumbbells lying round the gym Training Tech

Elderly people “left stranded” after Dublin Bus change Clondalkin route due to stone-throwing

Dublin Bus says the diversion was caused by vandals throwing stones at the bus.

From Business ETC UK sales are saving Kingspan’s profits with Irish revenues static Profit Margins

UK sales are saving Kingspan’s profits with Irish revenues static

Overall, the building giant’s profits were up by 24% compared to 2013.

From Business ETC Google Image Search experienced a strange glitch earlier today… Bug

Google Image Search experienced a strange glitch earlier today…

A repeating image of a car crash began appearing on some Google Image Search earlier today.

There were 6,500 children in care at the end of May

The majority were in foster care.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

“The water has frozen my brain”: The ice bucket challenge came to Kildare St and the Mansion House today

A TD, a senator and the Lord Mayor all took the plunge in Dublin today. Somehow they all managed to stick to parliamentary language, post-deluge….

U-turn: Favourite for Brian Hayes’s vacant Dáil seat WILL now run in by-election

But Cathal King, who ruled himself out in June, could face competition as Sinn Féin nominates its candidate this weekend.

Fr Jack tells the Irish public to… not drink (too much)

It’s part of a campaign by the Irish Heart Foundation asking people to cut back on their alcohol intake.

This oil baron’s divorce could cost him $17 BILLION

Holla “we want prenup”.

From Business ETC Yanks and Canucks in a stir as Burger King buys Tim Hortons for €7.5bn Whopper Deal

Yanks and Canucks in a stir as Burger King buys Tim Hortons for €7.5bn

Tim Hortons is a Canadian institution but is being bought mainly for tax reasons.

From The Score Celtic Manor, St George’s Park confirmed as two of Ireland’s Rugby World Cup bases RWC 2015

Celtic Manor, St George’s Park confirmed as two of Ireland’s Rugby World Cup bases

Ireland open their campaign against Canada at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on 19 September.

Only 16% of emigrants were unemployed before they left Ireland

Overall emigration by Irish citizens is down 20% from last year.

From Business ETC Want to brush up on your Irish? Duolingo (unofficially) launches its own course Ceart Go Leor

Want to brush up on your Irish? Duolingo (unofficially) launches its own course

The popular language learning app has seen more than 6,000 people sign up to its Irish course, which is currently in beta.

Iceland volcano hit by most powerful earthquake since tremors began

There is currently an orange alert in place indicating an increased potential of an eruption.

Ukraine captures Russian paratroopers, but Moscow says they crossed border “by accident”

“I didn’t even see when we crossed the border,” one soldier said, in footage posted online…

WHO calls for ban on smoking e-cigarettes indoors

The organisation has called for measures to be taken against the devices until further research is conducted.

From Business ETC Is the economy all that great? Accountants say maybe not Not So Fast

Is the economy all that great? Accountants say maybe not

Almost one in four now think that the economy is stagnating.

From The Daily Edge How this horrifying Ice Bucket Challenge fail became a viral death hoax Alive And Well

How this horrifying Ice Bucket Challenge fail became a viral death hoax

Therese Todd didn’t die. And she’s not called Nancy Oley.

Richard Bruton: Now is not the time for wage increases

The Jobs Minister’s position contrasts with those in Labour who want a Low Pay Commission.

Opinion: New technology is opening access to education, but also presenting new challenges

Open, flexible and accessible education has the potential to open up education to those who cannot access traditional higher education courses.

Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.

Unemployment has fallen (again) to 11.5%

But the rate of jobs growth appears to be slowing…

From Business ETC Own an iPhone 5? Your battery may be defective and need to be replaced Drained

Own an iPhone 5? Your battery may be defective and need to be replaced

Apple said that a “very small percentage” of iPhone 5 devices had battery problems and has launched a free replacement scheme for those affected.

‘Drop in donations means we can’t grant as many kids’ wishes’

The Make-a-Wish Charity granted 210 wishes for kids with life-threatening illnesses last year… but the charities scandals are having an impact on funds.

Good news for babies: The BCG vaccine shortage is over

The HSE has said in June that it has problems with its supplier.

From The Score Ireland’s Ciara Ginty wins boxing silver at the Youth Olympics Silver Lining

Ireland’s Ciara Ginty wins boxing silver at the Youth Olympics

Ginty adds silver to go with bronze won by Donegal’s Michael Gallagher in Nanjing.

From Business ETC The family car costs more than €10,000 a year to run Big Money

The family car costs more than €10,000 a year to run

A new study by the AA finds that, despite a slight decrease, the cost of running a family car remains high.

From Business ETC Explainer: Why did Amazon spend $970 million on a site that livestreams videogames? Show Me The Money

Explainer: Why did Amazon spend $970 million on a site that livestreams videogames?

Turns out watching people play videogames is more lucrative than you think.

From Business ETC Delay in wage payments to Ulster Bank customers Pay Day

Delay in wage payments to Ulster Bank customers

A number of customers said they had not been paid this morning but the issue has now been resolved.

Mattie McGrath used a digger to do the ice bucket challenge… and nominated James Reilly Ice Bucket Challenge This post contains videos

Mattie McGrath used a digger to do the ice bucket challenge… and nominated James Reilly

The Tipperary South deputy is the latest TD to get involved in the wildly popular initiative.

Irish women with fatal foetal anomalies stuck on UK hospital waiting lists

There have been reports that Irish women have had to wait for up to a month for an appointment.

From Business ETC Rain cheque as storm payouts wipe almost €20 million off FBD’s profits Battered

Rain cheque as storm payouts wipe almost €20 million off FBD’s profits

Analysts think that the insurer could hike car premiums to protect profits.

Suspected killer of James Foley is London rapper and son of Al-Qaeda suspect – reports

Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, aka L Jinny, left his well-off London home last year…

From Business ETC UTV boss expects to move into profit by end of 2015… (no pressure then, Pat) Pat's Plans

UTV boss expects to move into profit by end of 2015… (no pressure then, Pat)

UTV Ireland is due to go on air on 1 January. The group expects to move into profit in the second half of the year.

From Business ETC €17.75 million for Dublin docklands site adjoining old U2 studio Windmill Lane

€17.75 million for Dublin docklands site adjoining old U2 studio

It’s the 11th high-profile purchase by property investors Hibernia REIT.