GAA NEWS – NAOMH ULTAN LEAVE IT LATE TO SNATCH DRAW WITH ARDARA

first_imgRoyal Flush Draw – Royal Flush Draw results for the weekend of 25/08/2013 were 11, 13, 20 & 24. There was no winner of the jackpot of €1820. Consolation prizes went to Shane O’Neill, James Daniel Cassidy & Jamie & Jessica Kelly. Next week’s jackpot now stands at €1860 and the draw will take place in McGuire’s Bar.Clothes Bank – A reminder to all in the parish there is clothes bank just outside the grounds of the clubhouse and it can be used anytime. All proceeds made goes back to the club so please try your best to support.Club Website – The club’s new website is up and running and can be found on the following URL – www.naomhultan.gaa.ie Adult Football – Both teams were in action over the weekend with the reserve team out first on Saturday evening against Ardara in MacCumhaill Park Ballybofey in the Junior B Championship semi final. After conceding two early goals the boys left it late to start the comeback but sheer determination was rewarded in the closing minutes. Sean Furey got a goal with four minutes remaining, he added a forty five in injury time and a fisted point from Damien Quigley in the last kick secured a draw in a thriller. Credit to the lads for the tremendous fight back, even though missed goal chances could have cost them, they will be glad to be able to fight another day. Final score Naomh Ultan 1-14 Ardara 2-11. The replay will take place this Saturday, August 31st in the Eamonn Byrne memorial park, Fintra, Killybegs. Throw in time is 6pm, with extra time if necessary. The Senior side then had a good away victory against Burt on Sunday afternoon taking the spoils on a scoreline of 1-10 to 0-7. Scorers were Dermot Gallier (0-4), Cian Kennedy & Alan Lyons (0-3) and Aiden Duddy (0-1). Next up for them is Pettigo at home this Sunday afternoon at 3pm. All support welcome. Underage Football – Our Under 13 side played Glen on Sunday morning losing out in the end on a scoreline of 10-13 to 5-6. The young side, mostly of under 12s tried hard but Glen overpowered them in the end. Next up for them in Naomh Brid at home Saturday week, Sept 7th at 12pm.GAA NEWS – NAOMH ULTAN LEAVE IT LATE TO SNATCH DRAW WITH ARDARA was last modified: August 27th, 2013 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:NAOMH ULTAN GAA CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

Fuel price: govt considers options

first_img13 June 2008The government is not considering cutting fuel levies, but is instead looking at other proposals to keep escalating fuel prices in check, government spokesperson Themba Maseko says.Briefing the media following a Cabinet meeting in Cape Town on Thursday, Maseko said the Cabinet had discussed the fuel levy proposal and noted that South Africa’s levy was a specific tax which was adjusted once a year and which remained constant irrespective of changes to the fuel prices.He said that this differed from a percentage-based duty that would fluctuate along with the changes in fuel prices.The current levy on diesel is 111 cents and 127 cents on petrol per litre, while the Road Accident Fund Levy is 46.5 cents per litre and the Southern African Customs Union levy is 4 cents per litre.“These levy amounts remain the same for a full year irrespective of changes in the price of fuel,” Maseko said.He said the meeting resolved that the ministers of finance and minerals and energy should consult with a view to identifying the best, most practical ways of mitigating the impact of the rising cost of fuel on food prices and other goods and services.Maseko said that a task team was looking at other ways to make the impact of escalating costs less, particularly on the poor.“We are looking at, for instance, the possibility of exempting certain foodstuffs from Value Added Tax,” he said.The ministers will present a package of proposals to Cabinet in the near future.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

An Apps Driven Government? White House CIO Vivek Kundra and His Beliefs About the Cloud

first_imgalex williams Will Kundra succeed? We think so. But it will be another issue all together to gain adoption. The US. Congress is made up people who represent hundreds of constituencies. How they react to data centers shutting down will have its own affects on policy, no matter how great the benefits may be from cloud computing. TransparencyTransparency. We hear that term a lot but we’d argue that it’s a key reason why the American people have a more clear idea about the Obama Adminstration’s technology policy than prior administrations. It’s working for Obama and Kundera will continue to drive this topic. It’s illustrative of a core foundation of society in the belief that information about our government should flow freely. It also again demonstrates the power of the cloud. Takeaway: USA.gov and usaspending.gov are hallmarks of the Obama administration’s transparency. These services will continue to serve as examples for Kundra to show what can be achieved with cloud computing while continuing to embrace ideals centering around accountability. Tags:#cloud#cloud computing A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… U.S. Government as a Platform: Apps Drive Public PolicyKundra maintains that the U.S. Government needs to operate as if it is a platform. The data generated from the platform must drive public policy. The federal government can not be an island separate from the people of the United States. Cloud computing will enable people to interact with the federal government, using the data to generate ideas and shift the debate about public policy issues.Takeaway: Cloud-based Data.gov is an example of the platforms that need to be built in order for the interaction to occur between citizens and the government. Related Posts center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting An Infrastructure Shift Is UnderwayKundra talks a lot about the fundamental shift in infrastructure. He makes a connection between small business and the public sector. Small business is shedding its IT assets so they can save money but also work in real-time. it allows for productivity. The public sector can achieve the same results through consolidationTakeaway: It’s a matter of economics. Data centers consolidation and greater use of cloud-based applications can save billions. Upsides include cross-agency collaboration, greater degrees of interaction with citizens and a modern infrastructure for the workings of government. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Vivek Kundra is Obama’s evangelist for cloud computing.On Friday, Kundra, the White House Federal CIO, faced one of his first big tests as he testified before the U.S. Congress about cloud computing and why the Obama administration believes it’s key in helping the government modernize its technology infrastructure.To get a picture of what Kundra believes, Cloudbook featured several videos featuring the president’s technology advisor. In reviewing the videos, Kundra repeats four key points about why it is critical for the U.S. Government to adopt cloud computing:Government IT is outdated and sometimes antiquated. People work on mainframes at work and on any number of Web oriented platforms at home. Federal data centers now number more than 1,000. Consolidations is essential but so are smarter methods for using apps that leverage the cloud.. The private market is cutting back in data centers through private clouds, hybrids and public services. Cloud-based, data driven services can drive policy. What this requires are platforms that provide a base for interaction between constituents and stakeholders in federal agencies. Interoperability between agencies across platforms requires cloud-driven services with core sets of standards. In such an environment, apps provide a level of portability and means for decreasing the need for multiple on-premise servers to run one application.Transparency for Kundra means the capability to get real-tine access to public data. The cloud makes that more of a reality.On to the videos…Government Is Far Behind the Private SectorIn his address last month to the Cloud Computing Forum and Workshop, Kundra lead his discussion by underscoring the problems he faced on his first day of work at the White House. It was like walking into a technology environment that was 10 years old. Obama had to fight to get a Blackberry. He used the story to illustrate how behind government is compared to the private sector.Takeaway: Kundra argues for modernization, making it clear that the government needs to be on par with the private sector. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

What Foursquare Check-Ins Look Like Around The World

first_imgThe Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit owen thomas Related Posts Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro…center_img A fog of skepticism still swirls around Foursquare: Is the check-in service actually, y’know, a thing? Do people actually want to broadcast their location to the Internet—and use the resulting data to discover new places to go in the places they live?A new set of data visualizations from Foursquare amount to the company’s most extensive argument yet that people do actually use its service. The number of users have doubled since last May from 20 million to 40 million, though Foursquare has yet to disclose how many of those users are active on a monthly basis.Increasingly, those users are international. Despite its American origins in New York City, Foursquare has found users as far afield as Beijing and Istanbul.See also: Why PayPal Should Buy FoursquareThe videos show just how much they use it. And its users seem very ordinary, which is a good thing indeed: By showing how Foursquare users document their morning ferry rides, office arrivals, and departures by train, it demonstrates that the service has reached some segment of the mainstream.Foursquare has also matured to the point of actually attempting to make money, by placing ads within its mobile app after a user checks in to a location.The visualizations, highlighting global metropolises from Tokyo and New York to London and beyond, call attention to a different problem Foursquare faces: While it may work in some cities, outside of urban hubs, it struggles. The very density of activity we see in, say, San Francisco fades even as we venture into nearby suburbs. In exurban and rural areas, Foursquare is a ghost town. Without check-ins, its recommendations have little data to act on, and little interest to advertisers.It’s an open question whether Foursquare will ever work in such areas. Then again, if there are only three restaurants in a town, you probably don’t need much help choosing between them—and they have little interest in spending on advertising to getting you to try them out.Here’s a view of Foursquare’s urban universe:TokyoFoursquare check-ins show the pulse of Tokyo from Foursquare on Vimeo.IstanbulFoursquare check-ins show the pulse of Istanbul from Foursquare on Vimeo.San FranciscoFoursquare check-ins show the pulse of San Francisco from Foursquare on Vimeo.New YorkFoursquare check-ins show the pulse of New York City from Foursquare on Vimeo.LondonFoursquare check-ins show the pulse of London from Foursquare on Vimeo. Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Tags:#Data Visualization#Foursquare#Location#Location-Based Services#social media last_img read more

Goa police register FIR against Mangueshi temple priest in molestation case

first_imgThe Goa Police on Friday launched a probe into the allegations of molestation against a priest at Shree Mangueshi temple in south Goa. A First Information Report (FIR) was filed at the Ponda police station late on Thursday based on a complaint filed, police said on Friday. “We are investigating the case. A FIR has been filed at the Ponda police station by the victim under section 354 (outraging modesty) of Indian Penal Code,” Superintendent of Police (South Goa) Arvind Gawas told The Hindu on Friday morning.The priest accused of the alleged molestation, Dhananjay Bhave, will be summoned formally, an official also said. Two young women of Goan origin, including a student of medicine studying in the U.S., have accused the temple priest of molestation. Both complaints were submitted to the temple committee in June.“He (priest) came to the locker area (outside the sanctum) and on the pretext of asking me to take ‘pradakshina’, he beckoned me to come near and then acted inappropriately with me,” a victim has said in her complaint to the police. The complaints had earlier been submitted to the Shree Manguesh Devasthan Committee. In its response to the victims’ complaint, the Committee’s Secretary Anil Kenkre had said that it “could not lay hand on any dependable evidence to establish a prima facie case,” and had in separate emails, urged them to take up their respective grievances with an “appropriate authority”.On Friday, Arts and Culture Minister Govind Gaude expressed satisfaction that the victim lodged a police complaint. He told The Hindu, “I am confident, now that the complaint has been lodged with police, our police will probe the same fairly and promptly to ensure that justice is done.”last_img read more

Gujarat was a major example of helplessness: Former President K.R. Narayanan

first_img“Naik has become khalnaik.” Suresh Pachouri, Congress leader, on Union Petroleum Minister Ram Naik, after the petrol pump allotment scamVOICES “A s a president, I often felt helpless when delegations told me their woes and I couldn’t do anything about it. Gujarat was a major example of helplessness.” K.R. Narayanan,,”Naik has become khalnaik.” Suresh Pachouri, Congress leader, on Union Petroleum Minister Ram Naik, after the petrol pump allotment scam VOICES “A s a president, I often felt helpless when delegations told me their woes and I couldn’t do anything about it. Gujarat was a major example of helplessness.” K.R. Narayanan, former President “Let us not have any assumption that an election is the key to the solution. That is over-optimistic.” Karan Singh, former Union minister, on the elections in Jammu and Kashmir “It was the duty of the Weightlifting Federation of India to fully inform lifters about the rules pertaining to doping tests.” Uma Bharati, Union sports minister, after two weightlifters failed the dope tests at the Commonwealth Games “They go to Dubai on chartered flights and entertain the dons. All these threats are because of this.” M.N. Singh, Mumbai Police chief, on a section of the film industrylast_img read more