first_imgCounty U-16 Division One Champions DungloeDUNGLOE’S U-16 boys made history today by winning the club’s first ever U-16 boys title, taking the league county title with a fine win over St Eunan’s at Termon this afternoon.It’s the first title at this level too for a west Donegal club since 1982.The Southern Division Champions proved just too strong for the Letterkenny side, hitting six superb goals in a 6-08 to 0-11 win. Ryan Connors’ goal in the first half had kept Dungloe level but it was Barry Curran’s goal just before half-time which gave them the edge, the goal coming seconds before the whistle.St Eunan’s worked the ball well at the start of the second half, but Ryan Green hit two goals and two more from James McCole and centre back Mark Curran finished a fine performance.Club captain Matthew Ward, in a generous speech, congratulated Eunan’s for a good game, admitting the scoreline was probably an unfair reflection on the game.Board chairman Pol O Maolaoigh congratulated both teams on a great season for the U-16 boys, insisting: “The future of football in Co Donegal is in great hands with great performances by so many of the Dungloe and St Eunan’s players this season.” THE HISTORY BOYS AS DUNGLOE TAKE U-16 COUNTY TITLE was last modified: November 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:dungloeSt EunansU-16 County Division One finallast_img read more


first_img6 April 2009Volunteers will be the first and last point of contact for visitors to South Africa during the 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup, Local Organising Committee CEO Danny Jordaan told over 1 000 volunteers at their first training session in Tshwane/Pretoria on Sunday.“You will all play such a critical part in delivering this event,” Jordaan told the group at the Tshwane Events Centre. “When, as a fan, you come to an event such as the World Cup or the Confederations Cup, the first point of contact is with the volunteers at the airport.“When the tournament is over, the last person they see is also a volunteer. The volunteers are what shape your attitude and experience of the country – it is you who will do this”.Sindisiwe Ngcongwane, a financial systems lecturer who will be assisting in the protocol department when the Confederations Cup kicks off on 14 June, said Jordaan’s speech was “moving … You think you are doing so little, but Jordaan made me see the bigger picture.“I want to be part of making a difference to our country and improving it,” Ngcongwane said. “Change starts with one person, and this is why I volunteered.”David Stables, a civil engineer from Centurion, said Jordaan’s speech was “so good for the volunteers. You could see from their reaction that everyone enjoyed his presence.“I have been passionate about football since I was a little kid, so this is really a once in a lifetime opportunity,” Stables said. “It proves that you don’t have to be a footballer to be involved in this tournament.”For Mandla Msimanga, financial manager for the Embassy of Ireland, said: “Sometimes you need to pay back and provide your services for free. I am very excited for the tournament, and we must make things work; it is time to take responsibility.”SAinfo reporter and the 2010 Fifa World Cup Local Organising CommitteeWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more


first_imgMicrosoft recently rolled out new Windows Phone Developer Tools, which include, among many things, the anticipated copy-and-paste functionality that will arrive in the operating system’s first major update. The public launch of that update is still unknown at this time, however.Says Microsoft, the toolkit will let developers build apps using the new assemblies that ship with the forthcoming Windows Phone OS update. Plus, any app built using these tools will also work on phones that have not yet been updated to the new OS.What’s Included in the New ToolsAccording to a Microsoft blog post from Brandon Watson, the update includes copy-and-paste functionality, improved app performance, updated reference assemblies and “other enhancements.” He also mentioned that Microsoft just crossed the 1 million download mark for the tools, which is notable since they have been out for less than a year.For an OS that’s not selling well enough for Microsoft to publicly tout sales figures, it certainly has strong developer interest. There are now 27,000 registered developers with Microsoft’s AppHub and over 7,500 apps in the Windows Phone Marketplace, says Watson.In addition, Microsoft also announced it has partnered with Zones.com, its OEMs and operator partners to sell phones to developers without a voice or data contract. To get this deal, developers are advised to go to http://www.zones.com/windowsphonedeveloperpurchase.For a bit of fun, a new infographic has also been making its rounds on the Web lately, showcasing stats related to the WP7 ecosystem. Unfortunately, it’s already out of date – the image is only current as of January 17, it says. And the number of apps it cites is just 5,855. Assuming that number was accurate at the time, the Windows Phone app store is seeing rapid growth if now, only a couple of weeks later, there are 7,500 apps available. Related Posts sarah perez Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#Microsoft#mobile#news center_img What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementlast_img read more


first_imgRelated Posts adam popescu Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Apple#web center_img Dumpster diving. That’s the secret behind a new sculpture of Steve Jobs. Early last year, Los Angeles artist XVALA, nee Jeff Hamilton, used trash collected from Jobs’ home to build a sculpture of the turtle-neck and mom jeans-wearing Mac guru, complete with iPhone in hand. That’s right, the artist picked through Jobs’ trash and turned it into treasure.  “I filter the information from a trashcan into art,” XVALA explained in a phone chat from his native Oklahoma City. “Life is turning into a techno fairytale. We’re giving out all our information to the Internet just as we give our trash to the world.” As a template, XVALA used an action figure of Jobs produced by the Chinese company M.I.C. Gadget, which was forced by an Apple lawsuit to cease and desist earlier this year. XVALA melted down Jobs’ leftovers in a recycled resin, mixed in a plastic porcelain based on the old action figure mold, and created a set of hand-made, 9-inch sculptures.This isn’t XVALA’s first foray into the dumpster. In spring, the artist made a slew of pieces using items collected from the rubbish of Mark Zuckerberg and a host of other SIlicon Valley heavy hitters. The idea behind these projects, titled the “Not Very Well Hung Hangers Of Silicon Valley,” was to build items from the personal belongings of people whose companies profit from the collection of our data. One piece was a Zuckerberg hanger XVALA molded to look like a . . . not very well hung . . . you know . . ..Ironically, XVALA found the bigwigs’ addressees (including that of Sergey Brin) through search engines including Google. Plus he got a little help from friends, who aided him in sussing out trash collection schedules and routes. The new Jobs sculptures will cost from about $150 to $200 and will be displayed at the Los Angeles gallery Cory Allen Contemporary Art on October 13 as part of a show entitled Think Different. The gallery will also feature a limited-edition series of sculptures coated in black, symbolizing the suicides and recent unrest at China’s Foxconn factory, which produces Apple products. “It’s a fine-art piece,” says Cory Allen, the gallery’s owner and publicist. He’s not worried about the potential for future legal action of Apple. “We’re going to do it regardless. We want to apply technology to art, and art to technology.”XVALA said he’s confident that Jobs would be supportive of his work. “He famously said that real artists ship. We’re going to make this Think Different sculpture and ship it. He would like that.”Here are five further reasons why Steve Jobs would have liked the sculptures:1. They’re environmentally friendly. “You can call it extreme green art,” XVALA explained. “There’s a movement for people to really use everything.”“We’re recycling trash,” Allen added. “No illegal substance or any type of poison material such as lead was used in the process.”2. They’re made in California. Jobs represented Northern California from his mailing address to his diet, and the land he loved helped incubate the products he conceived. “The funny thing is, [the sculptures] were designed in China and made in California,” XVALA said. That’s opposite from the way Apple products are produced. “It’s like looking in the mirror backwards.”3. They reflect a personalized design philosophy. XVALA compared his own innovation to Jobs’ notion that it’s more fun to be a pirate than to be in the Navy. In other words, he strove to design products as much for himself as the masses. “His aesthetics were always based on the product doing something, because he made gadgets that worked,” XVALA said. “I think he would like the fact that I used Google to find him in Palo Alto.” 4. They were invented for tomorrow. XVALA compared his work to Jobs’ mantra of inventing for tomorrow rather than worrying about what happened yesterday. “Hopefully I’m helping people change how they think about the Internet or their trash by doing something they wouldn’t have thought of before. Now, hopefully, when you throw something away, you’ll think about it.”5. They’re a product of thinking different. Apple’s famous slogan has become as much a part of the company’s culture as its world-changing products. But as its products changed the world, not all change has been positive. Allen thinks that if Jobs were alive to see the way Apple practices business in China, that slogan would be tested and the company would be held accountable.“If he were alive today to see what the Foxconn riots are doing, it would take a toll,” Allen said. “I think he would understand Think Different, why we were using that slogan.” XVALA took it a step farther with his reasoning. “Steve Jobs was the greatest business visionary, probably, we’ve ever seen. His company is soon to be the first trillion-dollar company in history. I just have to wonder, if he were alive, if these riots would have happened. Is Apple not thinking different now? Would Steve Jobs be creative and come up with a new way to do things?” A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more


first_imgThe film community expressed outrage after producers Viacom 18 Movie Productions deferred the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansalli’s historical film Padmavati amid spreading protests.National Award winning actor Shabana Azmi said, “Are we fools to not see thru the design of fomenting unrest and polarising votes? I am very angry. The film industry needs to take a strong unified action and refuse to be sitting ducks anymore.”Ms. Azmi, reacting to threats being issued to the film, lead actor Deepika Padukone and director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, said, “If such threats had been made against any member of the political class, would the reaction have been the same? Are the people in the film industry not equal citizens of this country?”Reacting to the producers’ decision, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap said, “It’s infuriating. It’s a shame and it’s harrowing. I don’t have words to articulate my anger.”‘Not unexpected’Director Hansal Mehta lamented that “bullies had prevailed again” and said people had resigned themselves to government inaction on such issues. Mr Mehta expressed concern over filmmakers being targeted and said the stand taken by the government in the Padmavati and IFFI row [dropping of films selected by the jury] was “disappointing but not unexpected”.“After all what is a film compared to elections? S Durga, Nude and Padmavati’to begin with. Many more to come…”“I was told by many industry leaders that it was a wise strategy to delay Padmavati. Truth is that people have resigned themselves to government inaction in the face of such blatant terror. The only advice given is to shut up, retreat and accept these attacks,” Mr Mehta said.“So SLB (Bhansali) should show the film to those who threaten to have him beheaded? And get their approval?” he wrote.Sad day: IFTDAThe Indian Film and Television Directors’ Association (IFTDA) member Ashoke Pandit described it as a sad day for Indian cinema and freedom of expression.“This is just the beginning and it has set a bad precedent to films of the future,” he said.IFTDA along with other industry bodies such as Cine And TV Artists Association (CINTAA) and Screenwriters Association had last week protested the harassment meted to filmmakers through the extra-constitutional censoring by fringe groups.Mr. Pandit also disagreed with CBFC Chairman Prasoon Joshi’s criticism of the film being screened for select journalists ahead of certification, saying a filmmaker has the right to screen it whomsoever he pleases. “Private screenings are an industry practice and do not hinder the certification process. I do not think the film makers did anything wrong by screening it to certain media outlets,” he said.Directors Anurag Basu and Nikkhil Advani also took to social media to support Mr. Bhansali.“It’s bizarre! The whole Padmavati row is based on just presumptions. Protestors have not seen a single frame of the film yet, but they know that history has been tampered! How?”last_img read more


first_imgChhattisgarh Governor Balramji Dass Tandon, who was one of the founder members of the BJP’s parent organisation Jan Sangh, died after suffering a heart attack at a government hospital here on Tuesday, an official said. He was 90.Mr. Tandon breathed his last at the state-run Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Memorial Hospital where admitted this morning after he complained of uneasiness, Governor’s secretary, Surendra Kumar Jasiwal, told PTI. Mr. Tandon was kept in the hospital’s critical care unit in view of his serious condition, he added.The Governor suffered a heart attack, the hospital’s medical superintendent, Dr. Vivek Choudhary, said.Chief Minister Raman Singh, who visited the hospital earlier on getting the news of Mr. Tandon’s illness, announced a seven-day state mourning in view of the Governor’s demise.Independence Day will be observed in a traditional manner on Wednesday and there will be no award and cultural ceremonies, the CMO said in an official release.Mr. Tandon’s body will be taken to Raj Bhawan, where it will be kept for people to pay their respects at 5 pm. The body will be taken later to Mr. Tandon’s native place in Punjab.In his condolence message, the chief minister said that as Governor, Mr. Tandon offered his valuable services to Chhattisgarh for around four years. “He was like a father figure to me,” Mr. Singh said.Mr. Tandon had assumed the office of Governor in Chhattisgarh on July 2014.During his long political career, he served on various posts, including as deputy chief minister of Punjab.The six-time MLA was also jailed from 1975 to 1977 during Emergency.last_img read more


first_imgNATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Starting off cold against the determined Jet Spikers, the Lady Warriors found themselves under siege after losing the first two sets before clawing their way to a thrilling 16-25, 20-25, 25-23, 25-19, 15-10 win in Game 3 of the semifinals.Myla Pablo scored 22 points, most of them in the third set where the Lady Warriors made a solid stand from 17-19 to extend the match.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I was telling my teammates let’s help each other, we can do it despite the scores,” said Pablo.Pocari has won the past three conferences in utter domination of the league it joined just last year. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ It will now face BaliPure in the championship match after the Water Defernders melted the Creamline Cool Smashers in their semifinal decider, 25-22, 27-25, 25-23.Game 1 of the best-of-three series is on Saturday.And for a while, it didn’t look like Pocari Sweat was going to make it there.“From the start we had trouble with our first ball,” said coach Rico de Guzman in Filipino. “And we started playing very stiff and tentative. It looked like we didn’t want to win the first and second sets.”Fortunately for Pocari, the Lady Warriors were able to steady themselves just in time and then got a big boost from stringer Heather Guino-o.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Pocari Sweat needed a major jolt to turn back hard-fighting Air Force Wednesday en route to its fourth straight finals appearance in the Premier Volleyball League Open conference at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his sidecenter_img Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Guino-o, pitching in for an off Kai Nepomuceno at opposite position, unloaded 14 points for the Lady Warriors.“Good thing we got that positive vibe once again. I told them to just enjoy it, don’t dwell on the negative things,” said De Guzman.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers PH gets deadline to decide on SEAG 2019 MOST READlast_img read more


first_imgThe Lalit Modi-BCCI feud has ended up costing Indian batting legend Sunil Gavaskar, whose payments for the work he did as an IPL Governing Council member are yet to be released.Gavaskar was part of IPL’s governing council between 2008-2010 and had been promised Rs 4 crore per year, over and above the Rs 1 crore for coming on board, by the then BCCI chief Sharad Pawar — a commitment which the present administration has not fulfilled till now.The public stance of the BCCI has been that the amount in question was a whimsical decision by the then IPL commissioner Lalit Modi.The fresh ammunition to the controversy was provided by Modi himself in an interview where he stated that the present BCCI President Shashank Manohar has not honoured the commitment to Gavaskar.”The money was promised to Gavaskar, it was agreed upon, it was on drafting stage of agreement (before the then set-up of IPL was changed). It’s been sitting on BCCI chief’s desk for years,” Modi said in a rare television interview earlier this week.Gavaskar, who is here on a commentary assignment, said, “Lalit (Modi) is only reiterating the facts of the matter. Since the first IPL was round the corner, I was informed that the paperwork and the formalities would be completed soon.”Mr Pawar had promised to have a meeting with his successor in BCCI and me but it’s been a hectic few seasons and so it hasn’t taken place.””However, since it is a commitment, made by the then BCCI president, I am sure, the matter will be sorted out to everyone’s satisfaction. I have full faith in Mr Pawar and BCCI in doing the right thing,” he added.advertisement- With PTI inputslast_img read more