TERMON LADIES RETURN HOME TO HUGE RECEPTION – PIC SPECIAL

first_imgHuge crowds turned out in Termon tonight for the return of the All-Ireland club champions. Huge crowds have turned out at The Lagoon in Termon tonight for the return of the All-Ireland champions.The ladies were piped home by lone piper Aishling Moore to the shouts and cheers of hundreds of fans. There may be a few off work from the Termon parish tomorrow!Some of the Termon team in great spirits – and why wouldn’t they be?TERMON LADIES RETURN HOME TO HUGE RECEPTION – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: November 30th, 2014 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:donegalHOMECOMINGTermonlast_img read more

Chelsea’s four flops were transformed into the awesome foursome

first_imgThe elderly took a clobbering in the recent Budget, but the Chelsea pensioners could be laughing all the way to the bank.A few weeks ago, the old guard of Terry, Lampard, Cole and Drogba were written off as Andre Villas-Boas’ Blues lurched from one crisis to another.But the four flops were transformed into the awesome foursome on Wednesday night as Chelsea somehow saw off the might of Barcelona at the Bridge to leave themselves two games away from Champions League glory.“If anyone else says to me that being involved in a relegation scrap is more exciting than drifting along in mid-table, I might finally lose it.”Just to rub salt in the wounds, Barca were denied the chance to visit Trafalgar Square after the game, when Health & Safety officials ruled they could not risk putting the Catalans amongst the pigeons.On the pitch, Drogba did the damage with the only goal of the game as Fleet Street’s finest dusted off their ‘Drog Bite’/’Slick As A Drog’/’Life In The Old Drog Yet’ headlines.And there were probably several hundred Chelsea fans in need of a hair of the Drog come Thursday lunchtime.Their 34-year-old striker infuriated the Barca players with his theatrics, hitting the floor more times than a drunk on an ice rink to give his grateful team-mates a breather as the reigning champions threatened to engulf them.Ashley Young has been hogging the headlines for all the wrong reasons this past fortnight and it was as if Drogba was putting the young pretender in his place with his take on the Crocodile Dundee knife gag – “That’s not a dive – this is a dive.”While their frontman was doing his double rollover, Chelsea left the field feeling like they’d won the Lottery.How Barcelona failed to get anything out of the game is a mystery that would have sent Sherlock Holmes’ pipe into meltdown.Messi and co had 79% possession, 24 shots and twice hit the woodwork, while Petr Cech was the irresistible force defying the immoveable object.It was a performance made all the more remarkable by the fact that three days earlier, Chelsea’s 30-somethings had put themselves through the wringer in a controversial FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.The scoreline showed the Blues triumphed 5-1 , but all the talk was of the ghost goal awarded against Tottenham with the game finely poised at 1-0.Mata’s goal aside, Chelsea were well worth their win.TV replays clearly showed Juan Mata’s shot was hacked off the line by Ledley King but referee Martin Atkinson – weeks after not giving QPR’s goal that did cross the line – had other ideas.Even Superman would have had trouble peering through the sea of bodies to the goal-line and if Atkinson ever offers to fill in my Spot the Ball coupon I’ll politely decline.Spurs boss Harry Redknapp later revealed: “He’s watched it now and says he feels worse than I do. I said ‘I don’t think so’.”Tottenham girl Adele was in the crowd at Wembley and while she will have been upset at what she witnessed, at least she’ll have plenty of heart-wrenching material for her new album.Next up for Spurs is a trip to Loftus Road, with the mood of QPR fans swinging more wildly than a Carlos Tevez goal celebration.We beat Liverpool – we’re staying up! We lose to Sunderland – we’re going down. We beat Arsenal – we’re staying up! We lose to Man United – we’re going down. We beat Swansea – we’re definitely staying up! We lose to West Brom – we’re definitely going down.It’s like a death row inmate being led to the electric chair, before earning a last-minute reprieve, then losing his appeal, being led back to the chair, winning a reprieve…Eventually you get to the stage where you scream: “Just flick the @!&*@!* switch!”To make matters worse, Wigan – Wigan! – keep winning. The team who a few weeks ago couldn’t score at an over-60s night are suddenly turning over Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal for fun.I’ve got nothing against Wigan – in fact if I was a neutral I’d be rooting for them to survive.But why, like a husband who arrives home from work with flowers from the garage on his anniversary, do they always leave it so late?At least Wolves have had the decency to be crap all season.And if anyone else says to me that being involved in a relegation scrap is more exciting than drifting along in mid-table, I might finally lose it.I haven’t studied tables this much since I was doing primary school maths and I’ve lost count how many times I’ve done the BBC Predictor thing before it finally tells me QPR are staying up.Beat Spurs, after Bolton, Blackburn and Wigan fail to take maximum points and the great escape is back on. Lose and our fate rests on lucky heather and rabbits’ feet.So can we do it? My heart says yes. My head hurts.Follow Chris on Twitterlast_img read more

49ers Garoppolo roots for prep quarterback’s own ACL comeback

first_imgSANTA CLARA – Fan mail filled Jimmy Garoppolo’s locker the past year, encouraging his comeback from an anterior cruciate ligament tear.Now he’s returning the favor.Garoppolo has sent a pep talk to a Bay Area high school quarterback coming off his own ACL injury from last season.last_img

Five questions for Broncos beat writer on Raiders matchup

first_imgALAMEDA — Checking in with Ryan O’Halloran, who covers the Broncos for the Denver Post: 1) Vic Fangio has long been one of the NFL’s most respected assistant coaches. Did his first training camp and exhibition season give any clues as to his style as a head coach?Like most new coaches, his approach hit the right notes with the players. The Broncos were the first team to report for training camp because of their participation in the Hall of Fame Game on Aug. 1, but Fangio handled the long …last_img read more

Bad Math Gets a Pass When It’s Naturalistic

first_img“Now we know our place in the universe,” gloated Ohio State University astronomer Scott Gaudi, who told the science press that 15% of solar systems in the universe are like ours.  “Solar systems like our own are not rare, but we’re not in the majority, either.”  His calculation was based on how many relatively earthlike systems?  Just one.  And how earthlike was it?  It was a system with two gas giants around it that were not too close to the star.  That’s all.  But what did he compare that one to?  Based on his own models, he expected to find six.  One out of six is 16.7%, close enough to 15% for a low enough sample, though the error bars were not mentioned.    So out of a sample space of quadrillions of possible planet systems in the universe, this was the basis for Gaudi saying that we “now know” something – not just how many stars might have two gas giants, nor just how many stars might possibly allow an earth-orbit planet to avoid destruction, nor just the remote outside possibility that an earthlike planet might actually exist in the inner orbit clear of massive planets, nor just whether such a planet, if it exists, might be habitable, nor whether if that planet is habitable it would have sentient beings, – but something much grander: “our place in the universe.”    None of the science press, like PhysOrg, Science Daily, or Space.com, had any problem with Gaudi’s reasoning.  They seemed to think it was kind of cool.  In fact, Andrea Thompson at Space.com joined the bandwagon and headlined, “Plenty of Solar Systems Like Ours Expected.”    Gaudi hedged his comments with the proviso, “While it is true that this initial determination is based on just one solar system and our final number could change a lot, this study shows that we can begin to make this measurement with the experiments we are doing today.”  Nevertheless, he was prepared to present his calculation to the American Astronomical Society.    For some reason, this was not criticized on the Bad Astronomy blog, although a few of the readers at Space.com had problems with it: “A sample size of 1 to determine probability numbers of the universe?” one wrote.  “I think Gaudi is announcing his results much too early, and by doing this only takes away credibility from his study.”  Another opined, “It is way to [sic] early to be making these kinds of statements.  We have too little data to even speculate.  It is this kind of junk science that gets the scientific community into trouble.”Maybe this story explains why their project is named MicroFUN.  Since this kind of FUN statistical analysis is now an accepted scientific practice, it seems reasonable for the next Republican presidential candidate to claim victory in the next election when she gets her first vote.(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Socialtext Goes Mobile But Forgoes an App

first_imgEnterprise collaboration company Socialtext has launched a mobile edition of its software suite, giving its customers better access to its activity streams, wikis, microblogging and more for the first time. The beta of Socialtext mobile is available now for all users. Rather than a native application tailored to the iPhone, BlackBerry, or Android, Socialtext chose to create a mobile browser version that is cross-platform by default. The site will detect when you’re logging on through a mobile device and redirect you to a subdomain with a custom UI built to resemble Socialtext’s desktop app.First A Mobile Wiki, Now MoreThree years ago Socialtext launched miki, one of the earliest serious attempts at a mobile, enterprise-class wiki. Though miki may have been ahead of its time in many ways, it didn’t see a huge amount of adoption. Related Posts Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Tags:#enterprise#Products Since then Socialtext has greatly expanded its platform, including an Adobe AIR desktop app to accompany the Web-based version. Socialtext President and co-founder Ross Mayfield said that the new mobile UI was modeled on that desktop app, providing a familiar experience to those customers who need alternative ways to access their content. Why No Native App?But why didn’t Socialtext create an iPhone app? If you demo the site, it’s clear that Socialtext mobile isn’t meant to be a rich application with full interactive abilities, like those for social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. Instead the browser is tailored to provide simple access to communicative tools like the activity stream and microblogging, as well as the list of company profiles and contact information. With that in mind, the mobile edition is a more convenient way to keep tabs on workplace activity.Considering the mobile approach of some Socialtext competitors, not having an app shouldn’t be a letdown. Pure microblogging plays like Yammer have native apps, but as soon as you provide something more complex than short messaging, fewer vendors go that route. Jive provides no mobile support outside email integration, and MindTouch has a browser skin similar to Socialtext. Socialtext mobile is accessible to all users immediately, including those using the free 50-user version the company launched in June. The only limitations in the beta are read-only access to SocialCalc spreadsheets and no access to the administrative dashboard. The next mobile launch is set to include some of those features. Disclosure: Socialtext has been a ReadWriteWeb sponsor. 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now steven walling Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

11 days agoEx-Southampton coach Bowen tips Elyounoussi to return after Celtic spell

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Ex-Southampton coach Bowen tips Elyounoussi to return after Celtic spellby Freddie Taylor11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Southampton coach Mark Bowen expects Mohamed Elyounoussi to return to the club after a spell with Celtic. The Norwegian moved north of the border this summer after a poor debut campaign at St. Mary’s.”Ross [Wilson] was behind the signing and really rated him as well,” said Bowen.”But it was maybe just the wrong timing for him. Mo needs a lot of the ball to go and do what he does best.”He might not have been ready for the Premier League at that time but, after a year at Celtic, I expect him to go back to Southampton and be far better prepared. “He has to convince them that he can do a good job for them but I’m sure he can because he’s an excellent boy and a top player.” last_img read more

StatCan warns of impact on release of trade data from US government

first_imgThe Canadian Press OTTAWA — Statistics Canada is warning the partial shutdown of the U.S. government could have an impact on the agency’s ability to release a complete picture of trade between North America’s largest trading partners.Each country has been using the other’s import data to produce its export statistics since 1990.U.S. imports from Canada reported to U.S. Customs and Border Protection are compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau and sent to Statistics Canada to be used as statistics for Canada’s exports to the United States.Data for November won’t be affected by the shutdown which started Dec. 22. However, future months could be affected because data for Canada’s exports to the United States ended with the December numbers.The U.S. is Canada’s most important trading partner, with about 75 per cent of Canada’s total merchandise exports destined for the U.S., while Canada is the top export destination for U.S. goods, accounting for about 18 per cent of total U.S. merchandise exports.The statistics agencies of each country normally publish trade statistics simultaneously on predetermined dates.“The sharing of import data, which is generally preferred because of the greater scrutiny import shipments are subject to by customs agencies, helps to ensure accurate and coherent bilateral trade statistics, while reducing the administrative burden on exporting companies,” Statistics Canada said in a statement Thursday.last_img read more

High school Redman mascot causing a stir

first_imgAPTN National NewsA Saskatoon high school mascot is causing a lot of controversy.But not everyone wants to get rid of it.APTN’s Chris Stewart has more.last_img

BC city to take Trans Mountain pipeline fight to Supreme Court of

first_imgCorrigan says the city has asked its legal counsel to file the appeal application within 60 days.He says in a news release that the Federal Court of Appeal did not give consideration to arguments made by Burnaby and the provincial government.The Federal Court of Appeal dismissed Burnaby’s application without reasons, but Corrigan says the judges should have explained why the provincial government was not being allowed to protect B.C.’s environmental interests.(THE CANADIAN PRESS) BURNABY, B.C. – The City of Burnaby is turning to Canada’s highest court in the dispute over construction of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline.Mayor Derek Corrigan says the city intends to ask the Supreme Court of Canada to consider a lower court decision that denied Burnaby leave to appeal a ruling by the National Energy Board.That ruling allowed Kinder Morgan to bypass local bylaws during construction of the pipeline expansion, which will triple the amount of diluted bitumen and other oil products moving between the Edmonton-area and port facilities in Burnaby.last_img read more