Brilliant Blaney fires Harps U17’s to crucial win

first_imgFOOTBALL: A 4-0 win over Shelbourne in Killygordon this afternoon keeps the Finn Harps U17s side on track for a place in the knockout stages of the national competition. Two goals each from captain Shane Blaney and Niall McGinley sealed the victory for Declan Boyle’s side.Shels came to the Curragh in contention to qualify from the Northern Section but this defeat is a setback for the Dublin outfit. Harps led 3-0 at the break thanks to a double from Blaney, which included a penalty with McGinley also finding the back of the Shels net.And it was McGinley’s second goal that rounded off a super win for Boyle’s boys.Next Saturday the Harps U17s make the short trip to take on Derry City in a local derby.Brilliant Blaney fires Harps U17’s to crucial win was last modified: September 10th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:finn harpsLOInewsShane BlaneySportU17slast_img read more

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Biomimetics Dept: Wear a Pine Cone

first_imgEurekAlert says the British are developing new clothes using pine cone technology.  The fabric automatically adjusts to temperature by opening up or closing down, keeping the wearer comfortable in all environments.  “We’ve drawn upon nature,” said one designer of this “fundamental change in clothing.”Makes you wonder how a pine cone figured this out.  The film Wonders of God’s Creation Part 1 has an amazing story about the knobcone pine.  It has the hardest cone of any tree, able to withstand the blows of a hammer and teeth of hungry rodents.  It can remain tightly closed for decades.  Only one force in nature is strong enough to crack them open, and that is a forest fire.  The cone opens just slightly during the fire to emit gases that insulate the seeds inside.  Only after the fire has passed will the cone open completely, allowing the seeds, like little one-winged helicopters, to spiral down to the newly-cleared ground.(Visited 24 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Western Companies Make Mideast Censorship Possible: This Week in Online Tyranny

first_imgRelated Posts “WikiLeaks’s ability to receive and distribute leaked information cheaply, quickly, and seemingly unstoppably enables it to bypass the legal framework that would otherwise allow courts and officials to consider and balance disclosures’ effects. For this reason, WikiLeaks threatens to make transparency’s balance irrelevant. Second, its recent massive disclosures of U.S. military and diplomatic documents allow us to reconsider and test the assumption that disclosure produces effects that can serve as the basis for judicial and administrative prediction, calculation, and balancing. For this reason, WikiLeaks threatens transparency’s balance by disproving its assumption that disclosure necessarily has predictable, identifiable consequences that can be estimated ex ante or even ex post.”Bahrain’s pioneer blogger arrested. Mahmood Al-Yousif, a godfather of Bahraini blogging, announced his imminent arrest with a post on his Twitter account. The tweet has since been deleted. Microsoft keeps Arabic users from using HTTPS. Jillian York reported that she and others tested and found that users in Arabic countries, as well as users in Iran, Myanmar, Nigeria, Kazahstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan, could not employ the secure browsing protocol. In response, Microsoft said it was not intentional, but a bug, and they have fixed the bug.Hugo Chávez wins free press award. Ah. It’s good to laugh, isn’t it? Google reaches settlement with U.S. Federal Trade Commission charges Google for Buzz. The settlement arose from Google’s rollout of Buzz, in which users were not given the option to join, and many found their private information was inadvertently exposed in the process. The settlement will bar Google from any “future privacy misrepresentations, requires it to implement a comprehensive privacy program, and calls for regular, independent privacy audits for the next 20 years.” U.S. Congressmen order investigation into mobile phone tracking. Based on an apparent worry over their own privacy, Congressmen Ed Markey and Joe Barton began an investigation of cell carriers, to make sure their actions complied with the Section 222 of the U.S. Communications Act’s, which requires “express prior authorization of the customer for use, disclosure of or access to the customer’s location information for commercial purposes,”Egypt still arresting bloggers. The latest was Maikel Nabil Sanad. Sanad is a conscientious objector. He was arrested for “defaming the military.” (In reality, he criticized its lack of transparency – hard to imagine a less defamatory statement, what with it being 100% accurate.) This is one more indication that post-revolution Egypt is not as different from pre-revolution Egypt as so many of us were hoping it would be. While throwing the baby out with the bathwater would be deluded, so would pretending the bathwater’s clean. Mahmood tweet screen from Now Public Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#TWiOT#web Western Companies Enable Mideast Censorship Online. The OpenNet Inititative has released a report on the roles Western tech companies have played in enabling repressive Arabic regimes to filter and control the use of the Web by their citizens.In the report, authors Helmi Noman and Jillian C. York “find that nine countries in the region utilize Western-made tools for the purpose of blocking social and political content, effectively blocking a total of over 20 million Internet users from accessing such websites.”Sudan unleashes “cyber-jihadists” on protesters. In a ringing blow to Iranians (one of the champions of online repression), the ruling party of Sudan has gone one step further and dressed its online dissident-crushing apparatus up in divine drag. Calling them “cyber-jihadists,” they have promised to unleash them on anyone thinking of speaking their mind in the increasingly hermetic country.Ran Yunfei, Chinese blogger arrested. A well-known writer and online newspaper publisher has been arrested in a continuing crackdown on a possible porting of the Jasmine Revolutions from the Middle East to China. First academic paper on Wikileaks. Mark Fenster, Research Foundation Professor at the Frederic Levin School of Law at the University of Florida, has become the first academic to publish a paper on the implications of Wikileaks. The paper is titled “Disclosure’s Effects: WikiLeaks and Transparency.” curt hopkinslast_img read more

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4 held for locking up woman for 15 years

first_imgPANAJI: The Panaji women’s police station on Wednesday arrested four family members for unlawfully confining a 45-year-old woman, who was rescued after nearly 15 years on Tuesday from a locked room of her maternal house in Candolim village, North Goa. Sub-inspector Reema Naik of the women’s police station told The Hindu on Wednesday that a case was registered against the accused under Sections 344 and 346 read with 34 of the Indian Penal Code. The victim’s two brothers, Mohandas and Ravindra Verlekar, and their wives, Anita and Amita, respectively, were arrested and released on personal bonds.The victim, Sunita Verlekar, has been shifted to a shelter run by the Institute Of Public Assistance (Provedoria), Ms. Naik said.During interrogation on Wednesday, the family produced a certificate issued by the State-owned Institute of Psychology and Human Behaviour (IPHB) in 2008, saying that Sunita suffered from undifferentiated schizophrenia-related moderate disabilities.Medical check-up todayThe Director of State, Provedoria, has arranged for a thorough check-up of the victim at the IPHB on Thursday, and the police have been requested to record her statement only after that.The police said that with the document produced by the family, a senior doctor at the IPHB will now trace her medical records and treat her accordingly.The woman was rescued with the help of activists from Bailancho Saad, a woman’s collective who were alerted about Sunita’s confinement by village activists.According to the police, the victim was locked in one room of a house, which belonged to her brothers. “One of the brothers, who lived in the same house with his family, would give her food through a slit in the door. But we found her without clothes in the room, which had no electricity. There was urine all around the place,” a woman police constable who was involved in the rescue operation had said on Tuesday.last_img read more

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Ottawa wont get involved in police shootings in Nunavut

first_imgKent Driscoll Mark BlackburnAPTN National NewsA spokesperson for the minister responsible for the RCMP says it’s too early for the department to get involved in the Mounties’ affairs despite the number of police shootings in the territory over the past few months.“It’s premature to comment while the Ottawa Police Service investigations are on-going,” said Scott Bardsley, a spokesperson for Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale. “The results of these investigations will provide an impartial review of the incidents.The RCMP is responsible for policing the 1.7 million square kilometre territory and the 35,000 people who live in its remote communities.In the last six months, officers have been involved in the deaths of three men.The latest shooting occurred May when police shot and killed Jeremy Nivviaq in Hall Beach, NU.Ottawa Police have been called in the investigate the shooting.The results of the investigation will not be released to the public.To date, no Mountie has been charged or disciplined for any of the shootings.Paul Okalik, former premier and minister of justice in Nunavut said the reviews of police shootings in Nunavut must be more transparent.In March, Okalik called for a study on whether Nunavut should have its own police force.“I want to see a review of perhaps aboriginal policing in our smaller communities so that we can recruit our own, and serve smaller communities with local police forces, that can so a job that is currently the job of the RCMP,” said Okalik.But the review Okalik is calling for won’t be done by Goodale.APTN asked the minister if he was concerned about the number of shootings in such a short period of time.The minister’s office did not answer that question.Instead, in an email statement said the RCMP is trained to deal with these situations.“All members are trained in de-escalation techniques and are instructed to consider all intervention options based on subject behaviour, situational factors, tactical considerations and officer perceptions,” said Bardsley.The other men shot and killed in Nunavut in recent months are Charles Qirngnirq, 21 who was killed in Gjoa Haven Dec. 19, 2016. And a 20-year-old man in Pond Inlet who died in March, 2017. Police are not releasing the man’s name or whether officers shot him or he killed himself.Calls requesting an interview with RCMP Nunavut Superintendent Mike Jeffrey were not returned.Police have also been a target in Nunavut. In 2007, Const. Douglas Scott was shot and killed in Kimmirut. RCMP Const. Jurgen Seewald was killed in March 2001, in Cape Dorset, NU.Hunter Tootoo, the Member of Parliament for Nunavut, said the shootings show more resources are needed.“The shootings are very tragic and unfortunately serve as a reminder of something that I have long advocated for – the need for more Mental Health Resources in Nunavut,” he said in an email.kdriscoll@aptn.calast_img read more

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BTs ad campaign for BT Sport Sky retained the bul

first_imgBT’s ad campaign for BT SportSky retained the bulk of live Premier League football but upped its spend as the total UK TV rights auction hit a record £5.14 billion for three seasons. Sky and BT will continue to carve up the live games for the seasons from 2016/2017 to 2018/2019, with Sky securing five of the seven TV packages and BT taking the other two.Sky will pay £1.39 billion (€1.87 billion) per year for the rights, a total of £4.2 billion for the three years, which marks an 83% increase on the cost of its existing contract.For this, Sky will air 126 fixtures per season, compared to 116 currently, and has secured rights for Friday evening matched for the first time. It will have 26 first picks and 31 second picks for the top games.BT will pay £320 million per season, a total of £960 million for the three seasons, with the cost of its contract rising by a total of 30%.For this, it will air 42 Premier League matches per season, compared to 38 currently, with the new rights allowing BT to show a live Saturday evening game every Premier League weekend.The total £5.14 billion paid between the broadcasters marked a 71% increase on the current TV rights and surpasses many analysts’ predictions.Sky said that while the price paid per annum is around £330 million more than analyst forecasts, it has a “clear set of plans in place to fund the bid and deliver its financial plans in line with expectations.”It said that it would “work hard to minimise the impact of higher rights costs on customers,” adding that the majority of the funding will come through additional savings generated by efficiency plans.“This is a good result and confirms that Sky is the unrivalled choice for sports fans. We went into the Premier League auction with a clear objective and are pleased to have secured the rights that we wanted,” said Sky CEO Jeremy Darroch.However, Joshua Raymond, senior market analyst at broker City Index said that Sky has been “forced to pay over the odds” to secure prime packages including the Sunday lunchtime kick-offs.“I expect Sky shareholders to react warmly to this latest victory but in the medium term, there has to be a deeper concern on the spiralling prices paid but broadcasters,” said Raymond.“The big news is that the total prices paid broke £5bn to hit £5.136bn, a jump of more than 70% on the same package last time around and a new record. This is a huge jump and shows the huge competition BT posed in forcing Sky to bid to new heights.”John Petter, BT Consumer CEO said: “I am pleased we will be showing Premier League football for a further three years and that we have secured the prime Saturday evening slot. These new rights will enhance our existing schedule of football, rugby and other international sport, including all the live footballing action from the UEFA Champions and Europa Leagues starting this summer.”last_img read more

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Liberty Global is working with Cisco on a project

first_imgLiberty Global is working with Cisco on a project that is designed to transform the pay TV operator’s customer service experience across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.With the move, Liberty said it will overhaul the technology that underpins its customer services in EMEA in a bid to provide the “best possible customer and employee experience.”Liberty will adopt the Cisco Unified Contact Centre Enterprise system, allowing it to use interactive voice response features, intelligent routing and dialler capabilities.The aim is for Liberty to simplify its contact centre operations, drive down operating costs by increasing employee productivity, and to ultimately improve its customer satisfaction ratings.“Our customers’ experience of our brands is largely formed by the interaction that they have with our support services,” said Mel Longdon, Liberty Global’s vice president of customer experience operations.“With contact centre agents in 12 different countries, we felt that we had reached a point where transformation was necessary in order to continue delivering the superior customer experience that has become synonymous with our brand.”Cisco global service provider executive for EMEAR, Peter Karlstromer, said: “We were delighted to have been chosen by Liberty Global to support them in such a significant transformation of their customer service operations.”Paolo Pescatore, vice-president of multiplay and media at CCS Insight added: “This is a huge deal for Cisco and we should not underestimate the sheer task that lies ahead in providing an unified solution given the fragmented nature of Liberty Global’s operations.”last_img read more

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