first_imgSt. Eunan’s Minor B HC Winners 2013Minor B Championship Hurling Final – St Eunan’s 1.16 to Burt 1.6.The long delayed Minor B final between old rivals St Eunan’s and Burt was played in wonderful conditions at the new centre of Excellence in Convoy on Sunday morning.A repeat of the League Final last July, Burt were attempting to prevent St Eunan’s doing the double. Burt opened brightly with points from Conor McGeehan and Kyle mc Grath. St Eunans then began to take a grip with points from Sean Halvey, Prionsais O’Lionnain and centre back Conor O’Donnell. St Eunan’s were dominant at this stage with the O’Donnell brothers and Sean Halvey adding three additional points from play. Burt then struck back when an excellent long ball from Gavin McGrath was finished into the net by Tom Doherty.However Eunan’s replied immediately with two more points to leave the half time score 0.10 to 1.02. St Eunan’s upped their intensity right from the restart with Kevin Kealy flashing the sliotar over the bar on the 31st minute followed by a goal from Niall O’Donnell.Burt replied with two points but St Eunan’s continued to dominate possession keeping the scoreboard ticking with points from Conor O’Grady and Stephen Doherty.Burt never gave up but were limited to two more points from frees. St Eunan’s ran out ten point winners with two late excellent points coming from substitute Brian Mc Intyre. Best for Burt were Kyle mc Grath and Jamie Barr whilst Conor O Donnell and Sean Halvey stood out for St Eunans. However, hurling was the real winner with the match played in great spirit and both teams exhibiting courage and skill.St Eunan’s PanelDavid Ireland, Des Kenny, Sean Tourish, Lee Doherty, Ciaran Kelly, Conor O’Donnell (0.2), Caoimhin O’Lionnáin, Stephen Doherty (0.1), Prionsais O’Lionnáin Cpt (0.1), Kevin Kealy (0.2), Conor o Grady (0.3), Niall O’Donnell (1.2), Cian Durack, Aaron O’Connell, Sean Halvey (0.3), Sean Campbell, John McIntyre, Pauric Neeley, Brian McIntyre (0.2), Conor Kelly, Anthony Horgan, Jack Brennan, Dan O’Connor, Oisin Reddican, Ryan Duggan.Burt PanelJamie Barr, Cian Crawford, Cian Margy, Stephen McClafferty, JP Hegarty, Gavin McGrath, Sean Harkin, Stephen Gallagher (0.1), Kyle McGrath (0.3f), Ony Brogan, Barry Gallagher, Tom Doherty (1.1), Paddy Doherty, Conor McGeehan (0.1). RefereeRory McGonigleGAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S LIFT MINOR HURLING TITLE AFTER WIN OVER BURT was last modified: September 23rd, 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:BURTHURLINGMinor B championship FinalSt Eunanslast_img read more

Lost dog takes shelter in Voodoo Letterkenny – is it yours?

first_imgA black Staffordshire Terrier has joined the staff at Voodoo Letterkenny this Halloween for the busy night of festivities.The missing pup is being well looked after in the bar, but the team would much rather see him being reunited with his owner tonight.The dog has a white mark under his chin and is wearing a brown studded collar. If he is your dog, or you have any information that may help, please call 0868410327.Lost dog takes shelter in Voodoo Letterkenny – is it yours? was last modified: October 31st, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

National parks, wilderness areas in California could expand under sweeping new bill

first_imgIn the largest land conservation bill passed by Congress in 10 years, vast areas of California’s desert are headed for new protections that would prohibit mining, roads and off-highway vehicles, and enlarge two national parks, Death Valley and Joshua Tree.The bill would designate 1.3 million acres of federal land across the American West as wilderness, the highest level of protection, establish four new national monuments, and set aside more than 600 miles of rivers from dams and other …last_img

Draymond Green praises Clippers before first round of NBA playoffs

first_imgBeat writer Mark Medina outlines 14 confusing playoff possibilities the Warriors could face and the rotating rest strategy Steve … Click here if you’re having trouble viewing this video on a mobile device.The Golden State Warriors will not know who their opponent in the first round of the playoffs will be until the regular season finale Wednesday.The team concluded its final regular season game at Oracle Arena in Oakland with a 131-104 win against Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday.last_img

Earth Myths with a Sprinkling of Data

first_img(Visited 42 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Some recent articles show that tiny bits of data can be used to generate whoppers.According to Live Science, Bill Hammond has been measuring uplift of the Sierra Nevada range since 2000.  Currently they have measured about a millimeter or two of uplift a year for less than 12 years.  Launching from that, the article stated:The amount might seem small, but the data indicate that long-term trends in crustal uplift suggest the modern Sierra could be formed in less than 3 million years, which is relatively quick when compared to estimates using some geological techniques.This represents an extrapolation of five orders of magnitude (stretching 12 years of data to “suggest” what happened in 3 million years).  Nevertheless, they are convinced they have determined a “young” uplift for the California mountain range (see also PhysOrg).  Despite the bold announcements, Hammond said, “he Sierra Nevada uplift process is fairly unique on Earth and not well understood.” Whether “unique” phenomena can be used to inform laws of nature was not explained.Even more hubris was displayed in another article, “Earth history and evolution,” on PhysOrg.  The opening paragraph is the operative statement about mythology referred to in our title:In classical mythology, the cypress tree is associated with death, the underworld and eternity. Indeed, the family to which cypresses belong, is an ancient lineage of conifers, and a new study of their evolution affords a unique insight into a turbulent era in the Earth’s history.This article claimed that genetic data between several genera of cypress thought to have evolved independently after a mythical supercontinent, Pangea, split apart, has “revolutionized the field of biogeography” and given us “understanding” of earth history.The new study confirms that cypresses represent a very old plant family. Their origins can be traced back to Pangea, and the evolutionary divergence of the northern and southern subfamilies of cypresses actually reflects the break-up of Pangea about 153 million years ago. As fragmentation progressed and ancestral lineages were separated from each other, new lineages were established and followed separate evolutionary trajectories. The Cupressaceae is the first plant family whose evolutionary history gives us such a detailed picture of the break-up of a supercontinent.This adds another couple of orders of magnitude to the extrapolations from data evaluated in the present (see PNAS paper for the data used).  The “insight” generated comes with some caveats, however.  “Some groups have turned out to be surprisingly young in evolutionary terms, others much older than people had assumed.”  It appears that using assumptions about a law of nature concerning evolutionary rates requires sacrificing laws of nature in other aspects of the story.Myths usually require sacrifices, so we should not be surprised.Let’s take stock of what we know (or think we know) based on the data presented.  (1) The Sierras have risen 1 or 2 millimeters per year since 2000, give or take the uncertainties that always need to be factored into any measurement.  (2) Certain selected genes in certain selected species of cypress have a measurable percent difference, give or take the uncertainties that always need to be factored into any measurement.That’s it.  The rest is interpretation.Are you better off with modern mythology than the Greeks and Romans were?  The fighting gods of classical lore have been lumped into a new god named Evolution that performs whatever miracles are necessary to keep the myth going.  We are told “new lineages were established”.  By whom?  Evolution, the god of death, the underworld and eternity.  Evolution weaves tales of “turbulent eras in earth history” when he fought the Earth Giants, splitting continents and sending the spirits of Life Force on separate evolutionary trajectories.  We don’t see Evolution, but through his oracles, we gain “understanding”.  We envision “detailed pictures”.  We achieve “unique insight”.Any mythmaker needs a sprinkling of data to keep the outsiders in awe.   The priest of Delphi used gas from a cave to send the priestesses into ecstatic babblings.  Now, GPS (gas of the priestesses of science) does the trick, while another group of divination prophets looks into the genes, like ancient Babble-onians looked into entrails.We know what they tell us is mythology because each new understanding overturns the previous understanding (implying it was never understanding in the first place).  We also keep seeing that the new data contradicts the findings from the gas the previous oracle used.  We also know it’s bunk because the interpreters (the university press departments), translate the incomprehensible babblings into ambiguous pronouncements that can be interpreted various ways. Does evolution run fast or slow?  It depends.  Are the Sierras rising fast or slow?  It depends.  [Scientific principle:  Mathematical physics does not permit the extrapolation of a linear function over five orders of magnitude.  That’s like drawing a mile-long curve from an inch of data.]Old King Croesus would have had equal luck listening to modern scientists tell him whether to go to war with Darius as we have trusting in the “understanding” we get from the priests of Darwinius.  Don’t myth-take this for science.  The rubric of their hubris is rootless.last_img read more

South African animation awarded at prestigious festival

first_imgStick Man is the story of a happy-go-lucky father’s epic journey to make it home in time for Christmas. (Image: Triggerfish)A South African animation company has won a top prize for a TV production at a premier animation festival.Stick Man won a Le Cristal d’Annecy award at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival in France. The short animation is a collaboration between South African animation studio Triggerfish’s and UK-based Magic Light PicturesThis is not the company’s first award. It recently received accolades at the BANFF World Media Festival, the Shanghai International Film and TV Festival, and two British Animation Awards.Previous Le Cristalwinners include the films Room on the Broom, The Amazing World of Gumball, Shaun the Sheep and Peppa Pig.Triggerfish CEO Stuart Forrest was delighted with the recognition, saying “this was Africa’s strongest showing at Annecy yet. In addition to Stick Man winning the TV category, our collaborator Clea Mallinson won the Animation du Monde pitching forum for her short film Fairy Wheels.”Other African winners this year included South African Naomi van Niekerk’s stop-motion animation short, ‘n Gewone Blou Maandagoggend. It won the Jean-Luc Xiberras Award for a First Film in the short film category.Adama, a film set in West Africa, won the André-Martin Award for a French-language feature film.Forrest said: “We also had a great response to the four TV series we’re developing from last year’s pan-African Triggerfish Story Lab, so it is an exciting time for African animation.”About Stick ManStick Man is based on Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved children’s picture book about a happy-go-lucky father’s epic journey to make it home in time for Christmas.The 26-minute film was directed by London-based Jeroen Jaspaert and South African Daniel Snaddon.“I’m so proud of the team who went beyond the call of duty to bring Stick Man to life, thanks to Jeroen for bringing out the best in us,” said Snaddon.Watch the trailer:The film features an all-star voice cast that includes Sherlock’s Martin Freeman, Hugh Bonneville from Downtown Abbey and comedienne Jennifer Saunders.The film was shown on the BBC during Christmas 2015 and was watched by over 10-million viewers.Co-producers, Magic Light Pictures is an Oscar-nominated, BAFTA and International Emmy winning production company.Triggerfish’s next project is another collaboration with Magic Light Pictures, and will be Christmas special for the BBC based on Roald Dahl’s popular Revolting Rhymes books.Nathi Mthethwa, South Africa’s minister of arts and culture, congratulated Triggerfish on Twitter:Congratulations to Triggerfish Animation Cape Town, for winning the overall Cristal for best TV production at the Annecy/MIFA awards.— Min. Nathi Mthethwa (@NathiMthethwaSA) June 20, 2016last_img read more

Planetary Pursuit launch support (aka FAQ)

first_img* The max number of points you can earn for any cache log is 15 points.What is the Friend League?The Friend League is a leaderboard that shows you and your friends’ geocaching activity. Earn points when you log a cache, attend an event, or complete another geocaching task. The number of points vary depending on the task at hand.The Friend League displays the total points you collect during the promotion. You can also see how many points your friends have earned during the promotion. The Friend League will reset to zero on Monday, April 16 at noon UTC.How do I participate?Visit the Friend League to activate your scoring control board and prepare for liftoff. From March 19 to April 15, collect points by logging caches, attending events, or completing other geocaching actions. Earn up to 10 new souvenirs by individually collecting 500 points on the Friend League during the promotion period.Can I join Planetary Pursuit at any time?Of course! If you were late to join, you still have the chance to earn all 10 souvenirs as long as you collect enough points through April 15.Do points on the Friend League stack?No, there is no point stacking. The max number of points that you can earn on any cache log is 15 points. For example, if you find a Traditional geocache with more than 10 Favorite points, you will earn 15 points total. If you find a Mystery cache with more than 10 Favorite points, you will earn 15 points total.Do I get points on the Friend League for attending a CITO, Mega or Giga-Event?Yes. Attending any event type will earn you 15 points on the Friend League during Planetary Pursuit.Where can I see my souvenirs?As soon as you collect a certain number of points, the associated souvenir will automatically be awarded to your profile. The souvenirs appear on your profile under the souvenir tab.Is the Friend League in the Geocaching® app?The Friend League is not in the Geocaching® app but can be viewed in your phone’s web browser.My Friend League points aren’t correct. Help!Make sure you activate the Friend League by visiting the page once before you start logging your finds.If you change a Note, DNF, or other log type to a Found it log, it will not be recognized on the Friend League.You may have found and logged a Lab Cache. At this time, the Friend League does not award points for finding Lab Caches.You logged on Monday, March 19 before noon UTC (convert to your local time here). We suggest that you wait to log until AFTER Monday noon UTC – which in some places like New Zealand is Tuesday at midnight – to log your geocaches. Otherwise the points will not count for the first week.You saved a Draft on a Monday, March 19 before noon UTC.If you have already posted your logs, select “View / Edit Log / Images”, then click the pen icon and “Submit Log Entry” on the website. Your logs should now be counted towards your total.What does UTC stand for?Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is the basis for civil time today. It is the time standard (not a time zone) commonly used across the world. You can convert UTC to your local time here.I logged a Lab Cache, why didn’t I earn any points on the Friend League?At this time, the Friend League does not award points for finding Lab Caches.Do I need friends on my Friend League to participate in Planetary Pursuit?You do not need geocaching friends to collect points and earn souvenirs for Planetary Pursuit. However, it’s still fun to have friends on your Friend League so you can cheer them along through their space explorations! Here are some ideas on how to make friends in the geocaching community: Attend a geocaching event. Attending geocaching events is the easiest way to make new friends in the real world. Make sure to note their username and invite them to become friends on Geocaching.com. Bonus: You’ll earn extra points when attending an event. Find an event near you.Search for a local geocaching organization. One of the best ways to learn about geocaching and make friends is to join a Geocaching Organization. Find a geocaching organization near you.Look for Facebook groups in your area. There are many geocachers on Facebook that have created local groups. Search for “geocaching+your location” on Facebook and see if there is a group of like-minded treasure hunters in your area.Share your username in the comment section of this blog post. If others follow suit, you can add each other on Geocaching.com and make friends all over the world!How do I add friends to my Friend League?From the left hand side of your new dashboard, or on the old version on the right side under the ‘Community’ section, select View friends.Under Add a friend, enter your friend’s username.Select Send Invitation.Enter a message for your friend.Select Request Friendship.Why does the Friend League show only some of my friends?The Friend League shows ten of your geocaching friends—always including yourself. If you want to see all of your friends, scroll down the list and select See more. Planetary Pursuit: Venus10 points Log a Found it on any geocache (Traditional, Virtual, Webcam, Wherigo)5 Planetary Pursuit: Mars40 points ActionPoint value Attend any event15 Planetary Pursuit: Saturn100 points Log a Found it on a geocache with 10 or more Favorite points15 Official Space ExplorerCollect all planet souvenirs (500 points) and earn this meta souvenir. Planetary Pursuit: Mercury20 points Planetary Pursuit: Jupiter65 points Planetary Pursuit: Earth5 points Share with your Friends:More Planetary Pursuit: Uranus200 points Planetary Pursuit: Pluto500 points Log a Found it on a Multi-Cache or Letterbox Hybrid10 Log a Found it on a Mystery Cache or EarthCache15 Join Planetary Pursuit to explore beyondThe year is 2650. You are invited to join the Geocaching Explorers Club and be among the first geocachers to visit every planet in our solar system earning souvenirs along the way.How to playFind different geocache types to individually collect points on the Friend League between March 19 and April 15 and earn up to 10 new souvenirs to become an Official Space Explorer.Simply Visit the Friend League page to activate your scoring control board and prepare to lift off on March 19.What are the 10 souvenirs that I can earn? Drop off trackable4 How can I earn points?If you log a cache, attend an event, or perform other geocaching actions, you collect points. Souvenirs Points needed on the Friend League (individual) Planetary Pursuit: Neptune300 points SharePrint RelatedPlanetary Pursuit Starthilfe (aka FAQ)February 27, 2018In “Deutsch”Soporte de lanzamiento de Búsqueda Planetaria (también conocido como FAQ)February 27, 2018In “Español”3, 2, 1, Planetary Pursuit hebt ab!March 6, 2018In “Deutsch”last_img read more

Sharepoint 2010 Launch: A Chance To Make Some Comparisons

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting alex williams It’s less than12 hours until Microsoft does its big launch for Sharepoint 2010.It’s a grand event that will be simulcast from NBC Studios at Rockefeller Center. Things kick off at 11 a.m. EST.The simulcast will be worth following if you are interested in the comparisons between the SaaS world and what Microsoft is offering with Sharepoint 2010.We’ll have more about the comparisons between SaaS services and Sharepoint in the day ahead.In the meantime, here’s a take on the launch from Sharepoint General Manage Eric Swift. Tags:#cloud#cloud computing#news#Products#saas 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

Extensions Bring Facebook’s New “Send” Button to Google Reader, WordPress & More

first_imgFacebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Earlier this week, Facebook announced the “Send” button. Like the long lost sibling of the “Like” button, the “Send” button lets users share content with their friends, but more selectively. While clicking on “Like” sends a message across your entire Facebook network, “Share” lets you chose specific users, email addresses and Facebook Groups to share content with. The new feature launched on Monday with 50 partner sites, including a number of major mainstream media outlets, but missed out on a number of great sites we love to share from. What if you use Google Reader to read your blogs but you want to share with your Facebook friends? Well, you’ll just have to install one of these two extensions to bring the “Share” button to your browser of choice.Kynetx is a cross-browser platform for browser extensions and apps that gives developers the tools to quickly create browser extensions that work on Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. Yesterday, the company announced a contest inviting developers to bring the “Share” button to Google Reader, WordPress.com, Blogger, Posterous, Google, Yahoo and Bing search results pages, Yelp and Google Places. Today, it announced two winners, both of which it says were built in 12 hours of the beginning of the contest. The first extension, SendAnywhere, brings “Share” to all of the aforementioned sites while the second, SendPlus, brings the button to Google Reader, Yelp, eBay, YouTube, Craigslist, Woot, Amazon, CNN, KSL and many hosted Blogger and Posterous sites.For those of you who want to easily share with your Facebook friends but don’t want to wait for individual publishers to implement the button, these two extensions will quickly expand the number of sites you can “Share” with your friends. Why be patient when you can install an extension, right? mike melanson Tags:#Browsers#Facebook#news#web A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditcenter_img Related Posts The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verificationlast_img read more

How Evil Is Your Smartphone?

first_imgRole of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts Tags:#business#mobile In a recent post, ReadWriteWeb’s Adam Popescu vowed to boycott Apple due to its association with Foxconn, the Taiwanese contract manufacturer infamous for sowing despair among its workers. Reading the article, I had to ask myself: Did the maker of my smartphone – a RIM BlackBerry – also help drive workers to suicide? Did it release toxic pollutants into the environment or fuel wars in places far away from its head offices? So I set about looking for the world’s most ethical smartphone. What I learned surprised me.Participants in the comment thread below Popescu’s article were quick to point out the many electronic products that can be traced to Foxconn. The company’s factories churn out devices for Amazon, Microsoft, and Samsung. In a related Skype chat, ReadWriteWeb editor Ted Greenwald commented that there are no ethical gadgets, period; their manufacture and use are not sustainable, he argued.Okay, maybe there are no ethical smartphones. But some must be better than others, right? Ethical Consumer, a UK organisation “researching and recording the social and environmental records of companies” since 1989, is a leader in evaluating products for their impact on human rights, animal rights, the environment, and other factors that might fall under the heading “ethics”. Its report on smartphones isn’t very positive, in general. It awards points from a possible score of 20, and nobody scores more than 10.5.That said, I was happy to find that my BlackBerry appeared near the top of the heap, just below Amplicom (a maker of cordless phones that doesn’t offer a smartphone as far as I can tell.) fruzsina eordogh What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology BlackBerry fell considerably short –  behind Apple, Nokia, Toshiba, LG and Samsung – in waste management and the level of toxins in the production process. RIM never filed an environmental report, so Ethical Consumer gave the company a 0 in those areas. BlackBerry’s failures in the green category, however, were enough to bouy its score compared to that of other mobile manufacturers.  The 38 page report by Ethical Consumer is extensive, and includes goodies like: Samsung has ties to human rights abuses in the Congo – as does Toshiba, Motorola and Sony – and Sony has raised flags among animals rights groups for abuses including killing a goat at a promotional party. Several female Nokia factory workers in Thailand had to be hospitalized for severe lead poisoning in 2006, after they were told lead wasn’t harmful. Workers had to buy their own protective gear, like gloves and face masks, and were told to drink a carton of milk a day to remove the birth-defect causing toxin from their bodies. (Milk does not, in fact, help you pee out lead.)CrackBerry Supports Human RightsIf we are judging how ethical a smartphone is based on its treatment of workers, BlackBerry is near the top. Incidentally, RIM’s report is surprisingly free of negative human rights indicators: no riots, no illnesses, nothing. The worst things about RIM, according to Ethical Consumer, was its failure to file an environmental report and that it had a factory in a repressive regime, namly China.  RIM has (or used to have) factories in Canada, United States, Hungary, Brazil, Asia, and Mexico, where my BlackBerry says it was made in. After a casual disassembly, the small electronic parts in my phone reveal they come from China or Korea, but further information on exactly where and what factory is hard to find, as RIM is notorious for its lack of transparency. According to a 2009 Bloomberg article, “RIM’s five biggest suppliers account for almost 90 percent of its production costs,” suppliers that operate mostly in China. BlackBerry still beats the Android and especially Apple on this factory issue, however,  because riots and suicides at RIM factories are unheard of (so far).Due to declining profits, RIM recently shut down one factory in Canada and one in Hungary, countries with strict labor laws and therefore high wages and good working conditions. There is nothing to indicate that RIM’s failure to dominate the market like it once did is due to its adherence to fair labor laws. Rather, RIM’s decline is a result of mismanagement and lack of innovation leading to low demand.If RIM Can Do It, Why Can’t Apple?Apple and its Android competitors don’t have RIM’s problems. So why are they still relying on Foxconn? Apple is incredibly profitable – reputedly the most profitable company of all time.Apple set the smartphone standard and turned us into a touchscreen society. Why can’t it set the standard in labor conditions? Sources in the know say Apple would love to have its factories closer to home anyway to keep an eye on quality control. According to Ethical Consumer, Apple has been providing unsafe conditions to its overseas factory workers since 2008 and using factories in 10 countries classified as “oppressive regimes” since 2006.  Until Apple moves its manufacturing operations closer to home and/or makes a commitment to setting high standards for its labor practices, I will keep using and loving my BlackBerry despite ridicule from the Apple snobs and Android fanatics. I eagerly await RIM’s upcoming BlackBerry 10 phones. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more