first_imgBuncrana GAA Notes For Week Ending Sunday 10th JuneCondolences: The club wishes to exted its deepest sympathy to the following club members Angela Deehan on the passing away of her mother Elizabeth Kelly (Carndonagh) and Ciaran and Liam Henderson on the passing away of their mother Sally. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis.U12 Blitz: The U12’s headed into the unknown on Saturday with their first involvement in the John Mitchell’s Newry 40 team ‘All Ireland’ blitz. Our aim was to play well and hopefully get a win, however, the boys did far better than that. They played fantastilyc, players and parents can all be proud of the way they played and represented their club. They won the first match against a good Naomh Martin (Louth) team, 1-3 to 0-0, with Matthew Mulholland scoring 1-1. We then had to play Bredagh (Down). This was a toe to toe encounter with Buncrana having the best of it, but having a penalty saved and conceding a scuffed shot as a goal, ended up losing by 2 points with a scoreline of 1-4 to 0-4 (Oran Devlin 0-2). The next match was a must win, against Ballinteer (Dublin) who had won all of their matches so far. We again matched them in a tense low scoring game which they held a narrow lead. Adam Duffy was moved from midfield to full forward, which paid off straight away with his first touch resulting in a goal. The match was 30 seconds from the end when another scuffed shot went into our net and we lost but 1 point. 1-3 to 2-1 (adam duffy 1-1). We were so disappointed after all our good play to lose both matches was heartbreaking. We then picked ourselves up and went and got a victory over Kilcullen (Kildare) in our last game 0-4 to 0-1 (Ciaran Doherty 0-2). The Buncrana lads won two games and lost two games, and oh so close but a great learning experience and a day the boys can look back on and be proud of themselves. Better luck next year. U12 Football: The U12 Footballers continued their league fixtures with a home game against Convoy. The result was 5-16 to 3-6 to Buncrana, but the home side were made to work all the way by determined Convoy side. However, Buncrana kept playing their game, with some excellent play at the back from captain Aaron Craig, The forwards, with good help from midfield, took some fine scores and posted a high return. The next match is Monday 11th away to Glenfin, bus leaves scarvey at 4.30pm.U14 Girls Football: Our under 14 girls team participated in the Ulster Feile last weekend in the grounds of St. Malachys, Castledawson. Playing two games, the Buncrana girls registered a win against Mullabrack of Armagh and lost to the host club, St Malachys, who were themselves beaten in the final. The games were 12-a-side and the Buncrana squad of 15 had two members under 12 years of age among its ranks. The standard of football was high and our girls played very well and showed great “Buncrana” pride and determination in their performance. The whole squad of players played their part and will have learned a lot from this experience as well as the coaches. Bring on next years All Ireland Feile which is to be held in Derry. Furthermore, the under 14 girls continued on their journey in the All County “A” Division on Tuesday night, against a very strong Fanad Gaels side in Scarvey. The girls started off very brightly and were in control of the first half. The Buncrana half back line and midfield were in great form and they continually won ball and fed it into the forward line, where both Aisling Browne and Chloe Grant made great use of their opportunities and took their scores. The Fanad girls must have listened to their “pep talk” at half time as they started by scoring a quick goal. This half was far more competitive than the first and it was nip and tuck for most of the 30 minutes. Lucy Jackson in goal for Buncrana saved a penalty and made other fine saves to keep Buncrana on top. As tiredness crept in and concentration dropped, Fanad stole in for a last minute goal to win the game by 2 points. The final score was Buncrana 4-6 to Fanad 5-5. The scorers for Buncrana were Aisling Browne, Chloe Grant, Emer Clerkin and Catherine Loughrey. Again a great team effort by all the girls and we look forward to their next game against St. Eunan’s.Senior Football: Buncrana 1-20 Muff 1-9Buncrana continued their recent run of good form on Friday evening with a victory over local rivals Naomh Padriag Muff, to make it 3 wins in a row for the Scarvey side. Buncrana fielded an unchanged side and got off to a good start with a well taken score by full forward Paul McGonigle. However, Naomh Padriag began to get a hold of the game and enjoyed a good spell of possession, registering 3 scores. Buncrana responded through scores from Ryan Curran, Odhran Doherty and Adrian McColgan. McColgan was causing problems for the Naomh Padraig with his aggressive running from the wing half back position. Further scores were added for Buncrana by Adrian Doherty to give Buncrana a one point lead at the break. HT Buncrana 0-9 Naomh Padraig 1-5The second half started with Buncrana dominant, spurred on my solid defensive displays by Calvin Jones, Simon McGrory and the Doherty brothers, John and Ronan. Chances were converted by Paul McGonigle, Oisin Doherty and man of the match Adrian Doherty. A somewhat fortunate goal and a further point by Oisin Doherty put further distance between the two sides. Adrian Doherty then scored the point of the game, beating 2 Noamh Padriag defenders and slotting over from 20 yards, allowing Buncrana to run out comfortable winners. The Scarvey club will be happy with the second half performance in particular, however the performance will be slightly overshadowed by the harsh dismissal of Odhran Doherty. FT Buncrana 1-20 Naomh Padriag 1-9Senior Ladies Football: Naomh Padraig 2-7 Buncrana 6-12Our ladies team travelled to Ture, Muff to take on Naomh Padraig on Friday evening for their rearranged league game. Playing in warm conditions and having to do a bit of restructuring due to injuries and missing players, Buncrana got off to a bit of a slower start then their Muff counterparts who put the first score on the board. The girls, however, didn’t take long to settle into a rhythm and began to control most of the ball. Creating some great movements of play and even better scores.The duo of Caroline Gallagher and Maria Browne in midfield fought for every ball in the middle of the field, keeping Muffs defence on the back foot, due to some well worked passing plays and forward runs. The central forward pairing of Niamh Connolly and Natasha Craig did well to put the Muff kick-outs under pressure with some good catching, and getting themselves into some fantastic scoring positions. The Buncrana defence, when called upon, did everything right with some great tackling, blocking and pin-point forward passing into their half-forward line. They had to be alert at all times due to the fast breaking speed of Aine Breslin, Megan Grant and Catriona Margey for Muff. The Buncrana half-back line of Martina Mullan, Catherine McLaughlin and Caroline Duffy kept the pressure off their full-back line because of their determination to be first to every ball and win back possession as quickly as possible. Buncrana, having controlled most of the match, ran out well deserved winners in the end with a scoreline of 6-12 to 2-7.Gaelic4Girls: Gaelic football for girls under 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18’s every Monday night from 7.00pm – 8.30pm in the Scarvey. As always everybody is welcome. Please remember to bring boots, your own water bottle and warm clothing.U6 FUNdamentals: FUNdamentals for boys and girls aged 5 & 6 years (or turning 5 during 2012) will continue on Fridays at the Scarvey between 6.15pm and 7.00pm. Please could all children be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the session.U8 Football: U8 Football Training continues every Friday and will now take place at the Scarvey from 6.30pm – 7.30pm. Parents, if your child is interested in having fun whilst learning the basic skills of gaelic football please come down and try it out. U10 Football: Training continues every Friday at 7.00pm at the Scarvey and new players are always welcome.Boys U14 Hurling: Boys U14 Hurling training takes place at the Scarvey every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7.00pm. If you haven’t played before and are interested in playing Hurling please feel free to come along.Boys U14 Football: Training for the boys U14 team will take place on Monday evening at 5.00pm.New and returnig players are always welcome.Boys U14 & U18 Hurling: Hurling training for boys aged 14 to 18 years takes place every Saturday at the Scarvey at 3.00pm-5.00pm. New players are always welcome.U8 and U10 Hurling: Hurling training for children under 8 and under 10 years takes place each Sunday at 11.00am. If your child would like to learn the basic skills of hurling in a safe and fun environment please come down and try it out, new players are always welcome.Club Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Oisín at [email protected] to be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Oisí[email protected] by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us or NEWS: BUNCRANA CLUB NOTES was last modified: June 4th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:buncrana gaa club noteslast_img read more


first_imgMAYO manager James Horan has refused to get involved in claims that teams have targeted Donegal players this year, insisting Donegal have brought extra physicality to the sport.“Donegal have been the leaders in that, there’s no doubt about that, they’ve brought physicality in GAA to a new level and fair play to them,” said Horan ahead of this Sunday’s quarter-final clash with Jim McGuinness’s side.“I know they’ve got a few injuries this year, every inter-county team in the country has significant injuries, more than what Donegal have had. From our position, we don’t whine or whinge about it, our two goalies were gone within two days of each other, you just dust yourself down and get on with it, and that’s one of the features of Gaelic football and top level sport.” Horan insisted: “Last year Donegal mastered many new skills and brought football to a different level on many fronts, and in particular in the area of physicality, they really ratcheted that up last year and put a lot of teams to the sword based on their strength and power and tackling.“I don’t know if any of you have been on the end of a Michael Murphy tackle recently, but there’s, serious, serious physicality in that team, they’ve been the leaders on that front.” MAYO MANAGER: ‘WE DON’T WHINE AND WHINGE OVER INJURIES’ was last modified: July 30th, 2013 by John2Share 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:MAYO MANAGER: ‘WE DON’T WHINE AND WHINGE OVER INJURIES’last_img read more

Death of aspiring 49ers linebacker-turned-CEO of hunting apparel giant a suicide

first_imgThe death of Jason Hairston, who aspired to a pro football career before founding KUIU, a successful hunting apparel company, was a suicide, according to a post on his company’s website.It read in part: “We are incredibly saddened to report that Jason Hairston, the visionary leader and founder of KUIU, was found dead at his home in Dixon, CA on Sept. 4, 2018. He took his own life. The family has requested that donations be made to support CTE-related research at the Boston University …last_img

Technology for women in business

first_imgA government initiative called Technology for Women in Business is helping South Africa’s female entrepreneurs apply science- and technology-based business solutions to grow their businesses.The initiative, introduced in 1998 by the Department of Trade and Industry, aims to help move women from the sidelines to the mainstream of the economy through the innovative use of technology. It is run by the DTI’s Gender and Women Empowerment Unit, set up to ensure that the empowerment of women forms part of the broader mandate of the DTI.The national programme focuses on female entrepreneurs at all levels of business, from micro- to macro-enterprises. It aims to accelerate business growth through partnerships, education, mentoring and training. There is a customised incubator programme, which encourages business development in a controlled, mentored environment.TWIB’s objectives are to:Facilitate focused action by female entrepreneurs at all levels.Create successful role models.Unlock solutions to progressive approaches to doing business in a global economy.Exploit partnerships with government, corporates and women-focused organisations.Part of the initiative is the “techno-girl project”, which encourages girls to take science and maths, and follow careers in these fields by exposing them to engineering, science, entrepreneurship and technology, as well as providing information on career opportunities and learning programmes.The initiative also gives annual awards to those women who manage to enhance their businesses by using more advanced technology. Women from all sectors of the economy are eligible to enter, as long as they are applying enterprising technological innovations to help increase their production capacity and enhance the quality of their products.Other DTI programmes aimed at assisting female-owned businesses include:South African Women Entrepreneur’s Network (SAWEN): a networking forum to assist women in the SMME sector.Isivande Women’s Fund (IWF): an exclusive fund for women established by the DTI in partnership with Old Mutual.Bavumile Skills Development: provides training to mostly rural-based women to improve the quality of their products and enable access to domestic and international markets.Download Towards an Enabling Environment for Women Economic Empowerment in South Africa [PDF] for more information on the DTI’s programmes targeted at women. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Cab Cam – Planting at 10 MPH!

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Thanks to the new John Deere ExactEmerge row units, Nate Douritas, the Farm Manager at Farm Science Review, is planting soybeans at over 10 MPH. That works out to be about 50 acres an hour! See the new planter in action with this Cab Cam from Ty Higgins of The Ohio Ag Net.last_img

Tweetbot: A Beautiful Twitter iPhone App (& Proof That Third Parties Should Still Build Clients?)

first_imgUnique FeaturesBut it also has a few new features that no other Twitter app does, and these make navigating the Twitter timeline and Twitter conversations much more pleasurable and much more efficient. This navigation is accomplished via gestures. Double-tapping a tweet, link, or avatar in your timeline takes you to their respective details. Tapping and holding those elements gives you options. And finally you can configure triple-tap to reply-to, fave, retweet, or even translate a tweet. Swipe to the right to view a conversation thread. Swipe to the left to view replies and related tweets. That might seem confusing, but it’s actually quite intuitive, certainly making it easier to read and respond with having to hit the “back” button.Reading tweets, of course, can be overwhelming particularly if you follow a great number of others. With Tweetbot, you can actually set a list as your main timeline. (You do use lists, right?)The app doesn’t currently support push notifications as the official Twitter client does, but it is integrated with Boxcar so you can can set up notifications if you choose.If Tweetbot Beats the Official Twitter App, Then What?Add to all this, the fact that the app is beautifully designed, and I’m willing to agree with the praise from others: it’s the best Twitter for iPhone app currently available. I say that as a power user, of course. I say that as someone who wants her mobile version of Twitter to be sleek and efficient. I say that as someone who needs Twitter on the iPhone to fully support lists.So while Twitter insists that no one else work on building (better) clients, I am glad that Tweetbot has. At the very least, the app demonstrates why innovation is important to the Twitter ecosystem. It will be interesting to watch how Twitter will respond. Tags:#twitter#web Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos audrey watters Related Posts I’m an avid Twitter user. I spend much of my day monitoring tweets for news stories. As Marshall Kirkpatrick wrote almost 4 years ago, Twitter helps me do my job better: “Twitter pays my rent.” But I don’t actually use any Twitter’s own clients or website to do this, with one exception: Twitter for iPhone.And as of the release last night of Tapbots’ new Twitter app, Tweetbot, I think I’m ditching the official Twitter app on my iPhone now too.The stakes are rather high here. After all, last month, Twitter’s API lead Ryan Sarver issued the decree to third party developers: stop building Twitter clients. Work on something else on the platform, he said.I’m glad that Tweetbot didn’t listen.The app costs $1.99, while the official Twitter iPhone app is free. That immediately puts the bar higher for Tweetbot, but it has features that make it worthwhile. It does have all the standard abilities you’d expect in a Twitter client: support for multiple accounts, search, old- and new-style retweets, list management. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

Screw The New iPods: We Need Better Music Players

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts The new iPods Apple announced on Wednesday are totally adorable. They come in all kinds of cute colors, and the Nano has new bouncy candy icons. They’ve been “completely renanoed” and “engineered for maximum funnness.” No, really, they’re nice. But you know what we didn’t get and will probably never get? A 500GB iPod. I, for one, am not content with renting music. I understand the usefulness of a light, little music player with only your workout music on it. I actually love the new Nano, with its FM radio and podcast support. It’s a great secondary device. But the revamped iPod Touch is a different story. The notion of an iPod that’s dependent on the cloud is troubling.It’s fantastic that you can easily buy and download music onboard the device. But if the iTunes Store or streaming services are the only sources – and especially if the device only holds a small amount of local music – then Apple expects users to give up their freedom. That may sound overly earnest, but to me, freedom of music is a basic human right.I feel the tide of music marketing turning in favor of a kind of convenience that worries me greatly. The evolving alliance between music publishers and hardware manufacturers asks listeners to be content to not own or organize their own music collections, to let streaming services decide what they can hear. Consequently, low-storage, Internet-connected devices are crowding out personal libraries.I’m all about online music discovery. The Web is the greatest thing that ever happened to the distribution of music. It’s the rental of bits that scares me.Who Are The Brain PoliceThe music industry thinks it has found a winning formula by using the convenience of siloed streaming to create musical scarcity. I look at my friends who use Spotify and Rdio, not to mention Pandora with its insipid commercials, and I reckon that maybe it has.But even though those friends can send me links to the songs they like, I can’t have them. We can’t have the hard drive parties we used to, where a friend could give you years worth of new music to discover, and you could keep it forever. The record labels say that’s stealing. I blow my nose at them.  In the streaming silo world, music that isn’t on the service doesn’t exist. Guess what? There’s a lot of music that doesn’t exist. If you can’t find that music and add it to your main libraries, it’s as good as lost.Yes, some services offer “cloud lockers” that will hold any music you put in them. But being dependent on an Internet connection is still a shackle. Maybe you think a couple playlists of offline storage is enough, but that’s certainly not enough for me. Digital technology potentially lets me indulge any mood or satisfy any budding curiosity on a moment’s notice. In an increasingly information-driven world, why would I settle for less?I need all my music with me all the time. The 160GB iPod Classic is still available, with the same specs it’s had for years, and I’ve resigned myself that storage limit as an upper bound. But I don’t accept the slow hard drive and crappy hardware that I’ll apparently be stuck with forever.I Might Be WrongI’m willing to grant that I may be an outlier. My 146.68GB of music translates to about 90.8 days, and when I hit the iPod’s limit, I mercilessly cull my library for stuff that isn’t good and delete it forever. I think 91 days is a reasonable limit on the amount of music one person should have in his life. Fine. I surrender.But what if I want a higher-quality experience? 256kbps is not real music. It’s a crude approximation. This is the biggest problem with the state of digital music. Low-bandwith streaming services are finishing the hit job on aural appreciation that started with overly compressed Top 40 radio. At least Apple upgraded the ear buds.If we’re going to keep deep music appreciation around, we need to completely own our collections. Fortunately, according to Steven Levy’s reporting, the true iPod is not going away anytime soon.But it’s not getting any better, either. I don’t care how much it costs. I’d buy a 512GB iPod with flash storage in a second. Music means that much to me. I hope I’m not the only one. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Apple#web center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting jon mitchell 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Facebook Aims To Simplify Sharing, Ad Targeting With Android Apps

first_imgFacebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… selena larson Today Facebook announced a major update to the Facebook SDK for Android intended to further simplify the process of letting users share news and updates from outside apps, while also beefing up support for Facebook advertisers.The update introduces what Facebook calls the “Share Dialog,” which enables users to share activity and tag friends from applications without having to first log in to Facebook. The update also includes support for Object API, which makes it easier for developers to integrate Facebook’s Open Graph into Android apps. Open Graph is Facebook’s technology for letting apps push information and updates to Facebook proper.The update also provides new tools that let apps developers track, analyze and publish the actions their users take within their apps, such as adding products to a cart or achieving a new level within a game. This is largely intended to help advertisers measure the effectiveness of their mobile ads on Facebook. Similarly, Facebook will now let app developers define particular subsets of customers as “custom audiences” for future ad targeting. Tags:#Android SDK#Facebook#updates The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoscenter_img Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Related Posts A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

Improvising classical music

first_imgImprovisation in classical music is a forgotten art. It has been neglected for more than 100 years. Back in the 18th and 19th century, improvisation has been a major skill in the education of pianists. We have testimonials of improvisations played by Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Liszt, Chopin and many other great pianists and composers.Laurens Patzlaff, who is both a Classical and Jazz pianist gifted with the unique ability to improvise in every style, tries to revive this special type of concerts in which the artist is able to create his music out of the moment. And on his ‘World of music tour 2019’, he gives 5 continents a musical chapter with melodies of many different kinds of music which define the cultures on each continent. In addition Laurens Patzlaff is going to improvise on themes suggested by the audience in the second part of the concert. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainIn a concert at India International Centre, which will be held on August 30, Laurens will be performing melodies from Africa, Australia, America, Asia, and Europe. The Classics and improvisation have rarely intermixed, and Laurens is devoted to promoting and popularizing this fascinating musical duo. Improvisation is the main focus of his artistic and academic career. A German music professor who works frequently in the U.S.A. and Australia as well as in Germany and throughout Europe and Asia, he was appointed Germany’s first ever Professor for Piano and Improvisation (Jazz and Classical) at Lübeck University of Music in 2013. Laurens dazzles audiences with his musicianship while opening their eyes and ears to the unlimited capacity for variation in even the most formal of musical genres, offering a fresh perspective on music with a range of styles few if any can imagine.last_img read more