Michael Jones awarded Queen’s Birthday knighthood

first_imgYet, three decades on, it is the rugby hall of famer’s ability to inspire a new generation of Pacific and Maori kids off the field, which has earned him a knighthood in this year’s Queen’s Birthday honours.Chuffed with the honour, Sir Michael has been recognised for setting up community trusts and even a high school, designed to help Pacific kids in New Zealand complete their education and achieve their goals.The former west Auckland Kiwi-Samoan boy says the idea is to show Pacific kids they have support and are part of a wider team.”It takes a village to raise a child,” he tells NZ Newswire at the Pacific Advance Senior School he helped establish in Otahuhu in south Auckland.”I’m a product of a village. My father passed away when I was four years old and I was raised by my mother and aunties and uncles and my older siblings in a small house in west Auckland.””We didn’t have much, we struggled financially, but I was rich in terms of the people around me.”The sense of belonging to a village or community can sadly be a feeling that is hard to find for some of the troubled youth Sir Michael’s groups, including the Village Community and Youth Trust and Pacific Advance Senior School, aim to help.Some of the teens are at risk of dropping out of school and falling into gang activity.To connect with them and the about 100 Pacific and Maori students it has enrolled with it, the Pacific Advance Senior School uses innovative teaching techniques and what Sir Michael calls a Pacific cultural outlook.This includes using sport and music as “hooks” to grab the student’s attention.”Sport is such a powerful tool and we see it as a real key for us along with music,” he says.”For whatever reason, it is in our DNA as Pacific people. We have a real passion for it.”He says rugby taught him self-confidence and resilience, with the times he was injured and feeling low just as important in building his character as the highs.This sense of resilience and knowledge that you have a “village” of people ready to support you through hard times is a key message his team tries to thread through their programmes.”Young people when they go home to these neighbourhoods and streets, it is tough, so they have to build that into their inner core,” he says.The aim is ultimately to “make the next generation better than us” and provide an environment for them to thrive.But for a down-to-earth Aucklander more commonly known by his rugby nickname, “the Iceman”, will his new title of “Sir” ever feel comfortable?”I still prefer to be remembered or seen as the westie boy from out west Auckland, Kiwi Samoan and that’s me – nothing changes,” he says.last_img read more

The curious noise made by an ice block falling through a hole in Antarctica, explained by a glaciologist

first_imgWhen falling through a hole, an ice block creates a most peculiar noiseThe glaciologist Peter Neff, explains what causes this phenomenon As we know, depending on where we are in the world, the weather is different. If on the one hand in Saudi Arabia we can meet up to 54º in temperature, in Antarctica the cold is the real protagonist.Many scientists, in order to carry out different investigations, have to withstand the low temperatures of Antarctica. In this area of ​​the world, experts carry out tests while suffering freezing temperatures to better understand our planet.Another thing that experts located in Antarctica do is throw ice through deep holes. This, although it may seem something simple, is quite an entertainment for them since doing so emit the most peculiar sounds.The geochemist John Andrew Higgins, has posted on his Twitter account a video in which you can perceive the strange sounds emitted by a block of ice falling through a hole of 137 meters. Image: iStockcenter_img What does a 9 inch ice core sound like when dropped down a 450 foot hole? Like this! Credit to @peter_neff for the idea and @Scripps_Polar, @sciencejenna, @GeosciencesPU, @US_IceDrillingand @paleosurface for the execution! pic.twitter.com/pW7LxKdbUB– John Andrew Higgins (@blueicehiggins) February 7, 2020The sound we can hear is something of the most surprising but it has an explanation, which we can know thanks to Peter Neff. This glaciologist got in 2018 that a video of the same style got more than 10 million views and because the geochemist John Andrew Higgins also published an equal video, he decided to upload an explanatory video about this phenomenon.According to Peter Neff, the sounds of ice falling through the hole are due to the Doppler effect and how sound waves move inside. On the one hand, the Doppler effect is the change in frequency that the waves emit from the movement, causing a sound not to be heard in the same way when approaching than when it moves away. On the other, the sound waves emitted by the ice when falling, have difficulties to get out of the perforation and that is why they bounce emitting this series of curious sounds.Here’s the story on this crazy sound (V1), plus the basic science @blueicehiggins, myself, & others do studying past climate with #Antarctic ice cores. ?????????????? pic.twitter.com/QAtjcxXXGh– Peter Neff (@peter_neff) February 8, 2020last_img read more

Haile Selassie, JC advance to Walker Cup semis

first_img More discipline Former champions Jamaica College and Haile Selassie High captured the last two semi-final spots in the ISSA-FLOW Walker Cup knockout competition following contrasting victories yesterday at the Constant Spring Sports Complex in St Andrew. Haile Selassie stunned Excelsior High 6-5 on penalties after yesterday’s opening quarter-final ended 1-1 after regular and extra time. In the feature match, JC easily got past Holy Trinity High 3-0. In the first game, Hamish Smith put Haile Selassie ahead when he converted a wonderful free kick from 20 yards past Excelsior’s custodian Romario Palmer in the 42nd minute. With time running out, Excelsior equalised when Cadine Graham scrambled home from close in with the teams playing injury time at the end of 90 minutes. Earlier during the first-half Excelsior were reduced to ten players after Tyrick Sutherland was shown a red card for stomping on a Haile Selassie player. Haile Selassie’s veteran coach, Geoffrey Maxwell, said his team played a good first half but lost their discipline in the second half. “I think we played hot and cold. I thought Excelsior would have played a running game. The players need more teamwork and more discipline. However, we give thanks for winning the game and going into the semi-final,” Maxwell told The Sunday Gleaner. Losing coach, Shavar Thomas said Haile Selassie were the better team for the 90 minutes of regular time. “For 90 minutes, we were second best, but got better in extra time. We will have to go back and prepare for the FLOW Super Cup and Manning Cup competitions,” Thomas said. In the second game, JC hardly broke a sweat in getting by Holy Trinity. The game ended as a contest in the first half. Duhaney Williams opened the scoring for JC in the 17th minute. Holy Trinity had the chance to get the equaliser when they earned a penalty, but Jabouri Howell’s kick was saved by JC’s custodian Rajay Johnson in the 18th minute. Former Holy Trinity player Ronaldo Brown put JC further ahead in the 20th minute and Maliek Howell sealed the deal in the 38th minute. “It was a wonderful first-half performance by the team. We dropped the intensity in the second half as the semi-final is on Tuesday,” JC’s head coach, Miguel Coley, said. The Walker Cup semi-finals are scheduled for Tuesday, October 18 at Constant Spring. Kingston College will face Bridgeport High in one game and first-time semi-finalists Haile Selassie tackle JC in the other.last_img read more

Carjacker sentenced to 18 months

first_imgA 21-year-old man will spend the next 18 months in prison after he confessed to stealing a Toyota Raum vehicle when he appeared before a city Magistrate on Wednesday.Romario Henry, of Lot 12 Herstelling, East Bank Demerara, admitted he stole the vehicle valued .6 million, belonging to Mahendra Dhanpaul.However, after pleading guilty to the charge, Henry explained that Dhanpaul had lent him the vehicle. He explained that he borrowed the vehicle to help with his military training.The accused also claimed that he was in the process of carry out investigations at Police stations across the country.According to reports, on the day in question, Dhanpaul parked his vehicle on Middle Road, La Penitence, and left the key in the ignition, when Henry entered the car and drove off.Police Prosecutor Neville Jeffers told the court that a report was made to the Ruimveldt Police Station and a Police patrol intercepted the car which was being driven by Henry at Hunter Street, Albouystown.He added that the carjacker was arrested and investigations carried out led to charges being instituted against him.Jeffers stated that in a Police statement, Dhanpaul made it clear that he never Henry permission to take his car.last_img read more

DRINK! GIRLS! FATHER JACK LANDS JOB IN DONEGAL SUPERMARKET

first_imgFr. Jack Hacket embarking on a career in retail at SupervaluCustomers in a Donegal supermarket have noticed a certain clergyman has appeared on the store’s Manager Board.Supervalu Dungloe has added an unorthodox Off-Licence Manager to the team, one with a lifetime fondness for the sauce.There could be no greater expert in alcohol than Father Jack Hacket, of Father Ted fame. Let’s hope the boozy boss doesn’t get the keys to the whiskey cabinet! DRINK! GIRLS! FATHER JACK LANDS JOB IN DONEGAL SUPERMARKET was last modified: September 16th, 2013 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

Termon U14s gear up to face arch rivals St. Eunan’s

first_imgAnother Northern Regional Board A final is mere hours away.Termon GAA’s U14 boys will face off with arch rivals St Eunan’s in Milford this evening for a 7:30pm throw in for what is sure to be an absorbing tussle.Both teams know each other inside out having matched up at the same stage in last years U13 competition. We wish both teams the best of luck.Termon U14s gear up to face arch rivals St. Eunan’s was last modified: July 25th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:GAASt EunansTermonlast_img read more

FINN VALLEY AC SPRING SERIES RESULTS

first_imgFinn Valley AC Spring Series 2015 10KM: 22/03/2015Position Race No. Finish Time Name Gender Club/Group1 1864 34.55 MARK MCPAUL M FVAC2 1855 37.12 ANTHONY DOHERTY M MILLFORD AC3 1880 37.18 DAMIEN MCBRIDE M MILLFORD AC4 1865 38.06 PAT HEGARTY M FVAC5 1984 39.10 LIAM MURRAY M INDIVIDUAL6 1872 39.30 JAMES STEPHENSON M LIFFORD AC7 1875 39.47 ROBERT GALLAGHER M STRABANE8 1862 40.10 PJ HAGAN M MILLFORD AC9 1861 40.17 MICHAEL MCHUGH M MILLFORD AC10 1876 40.26 RAYMOND MCGAHEY M INDIVIDUAL11 1863 40.50 GARVAN BOYCE M FVAC12 1873 41.24 ADRIAN GILL M INDIVIDUAL13 1987 41.40 JOHNNY PATTERSON M INDIVIDUAL14 1975 41.45 SEAN PAUL BYRNE M FVAC15 1986 43.15 JOHN MCFADDEN M INDIVIDUAL16 1988 43.37 MARIE HARPER F FVAC17 1856 43.39 RAYMOND DOHERTY M FVAC18 1892 44.27 JAMES WHORISKEY M MILLFORD AC19 1891 44.37 GERARD DORRIAN M MILLFORD AC20 1886 44.37 HUGH COLL M MILLFORD AC21 1889 44.53 DAMIEN MURPHY M RAPHOE ROAD RUNNERS22 1860 45.03 ANDREW LEIGHTON M CONVOY AC23 1901 45.11 GARY NEELY M SWANLINGS24 1894 45.35 PATRICK CARR M INDIVIDUAL25 1869 45.58 NOREEN BONNER F FVAC26 1974 46.23 SINEAD KENNY F FVAC27 1888 47.51 WILLIAM FRENEY M RAPHOE ROAD RUNNERS28 1989 47.52 ROBERT HARPER M INDIVIDUAL29 1879 48.16 MARK GLYNN M CONVOY AC30 1896 48.21 WESLEY MCKANE M FVAC31 1866 48.23 PAUL WHELAN M FVAC32 1871 48.30 ALAN CATTERSON M FVAC33 1983 48.31 AIDAN KELLY M SWANLINGS34 1897 48.36 MARTIN ANDERSON M FVAC35 1859 48.32 IMELDA GALLAGHER F INDIVIDUAL36 1858 48.43 MARY GALLAGHER F INDIVIDUAL37 1857 48.44 SEAN MCDEVITT M INDIVIDUAL38 1887 49.09 EUGENE MCGINLEY M RAPHOE ROAD RUNNERS39 1893 49.43 MARIE MCATEER F INDIVIDUAL40 1903 49.45 TERENCE QUINN M RAPHOE ROAD RUNNERS41 1877 49.46 CAROLINE MCELWAINE F INDIVIDUAL42 1959 49.46 RAJ MEHAN M RAPHOE ROAD RUNNERS43 1874 50.03 PADDY DOHERTY M INDIVIDUAL44 1895 50.06 MARTINA CARR F INDIVIDUAL45 1881 50.33 JUSTIN MCCAULEY M INDIVIDUAL46 1890 50.49 BRIAN DOHERTY M SWANLINGS47 1980 51.04 JOE MULHERN M INDIVIDUAL48 1878 52.48 CLARE MOLLOY F INDIVIDUAL49 1870 53.52 BRENDAN MARTIN M KCR50 1882 56.16 MARY HARPER F CONVOY AC51 1885 56.16 KAY BONNER F CONVOY AC52 1963 56.48 PETER MACKEY M INDIVIDUAL53 1884 56.53 ROSEMARY PARKINSON F CONVOY AC54 1961 57.56 WENDY SCANLAN F INDIVIDUAL55 1854 58.00 BERNY LOVE F INDIVIDUAL56 1960 61.02 RHONA SWEENEY F INDIVIDUAL57 1990 61.27 JULIE MCCREA F PETTIGO RUNNERS58 1902 63.12 ANNMARIE LYNCH F INDIVIDUAL59 1868 64.16 LAURA CRANE F INDIVIDUAL60 1977 65.40 AUDREY CRWAFORD F INDIVIDUAL61 1883 67.12 EMMA MUNGUR F CONVOY AC62 1867 70.15 BERNIE MCINTYRE F INDIVIDUAL63 1981 77.15 MARY BYRNE F INDIVIDUAL64 1976 74.12 CHARLOTTE GALLAGHER F INDIVIDUAL65 1985 78.30 CATHERINE DOHERTY F INDIVIDUAL66 1979 79.32 SIOBHAN KELLY-MANGAN F INDIVIDUAL67 1982 79.32 MAEVE MOSS F INDIVIDUAL68 1899 84.10 TERESA BROWNE F INDIVIDUAL69 1898 84.10 SAMANTHA BALDRICK F INDIVIDUAL70 1978 87.42 MANDY MCNULTY F INDIVIDUAL71 1900 88.17 BERNADINE MADDEN F KCR72 1962 88.17 VICKI WALLACE F INDIVIDUALNo. Finishers 72 Finn Valley AC Spring Series 2015 Race 4: 22/03/2015Position Race No. Finish Time Name Gender Club/Group1 535 16.54 STEPHEN CONNOR M FOYLE VALLEY2 515 17.06 ROY MCGILLOWAY M FOYLE VALLEY3 631 17.10 BRIAN MCCREA M FVAC4 623 17.18 JACK MCBRIDE M FVAC5 523 17.28 JOHNNY CANING M FOYLE VALLEY6 540 18.06 SHANE GALLAGHER M FVAC7 642 18.34 SEAMUS ODONNELL M CONVOY AC8 607 18.43 KENNY ODONNELL M FVAC9 598 18.54 GERARD DEVINE M INDIVIDUAL10 534 19.12 JOHN FISHER M FOYLE VALLEY11 539 19.20 BARRY GALLAGHER M FVAC12 652 19.22 PADDY PENROSE M FVAC13 590 19.25 PETER MCMENAMIN M INDIVIDUAL14 527 19.32 BARRY CHAMBERS M FVAC15 533 19.39 KAREN GALLAGHER F FVAC16 656 19.39 CATRIONA CONNOLLY F FVAC17 671 19.40 NIALL ELLIOTT M LIFFORD AC18 643 19.45 MICHEAL GALLAGHER M KCR19 645 19.47 JOE CARLIN M KCR20 510 19.58 SARAH DOHERTY F INDIVIDUAL21 578 20.07 RITCHIE DUNCAN M CASTLEFINN RUNNING22 628 20.12 SHAUN BOYCE M INDIVIDUAL23 610 20.22 EAMONN CONNOLLY M AGHYARAN ATHLETIC24 544 20.24 DREW DOHERTY M FVAC25 613 20.42 ADRIAN DEVINE M CASTLEFINN RUNNING26 632 20.47 JOSEPH BROWNE M INDIVIDUAL27 647 20.50 DARREN WASSON M INDIVIDUAL28 612 20.52 NOLEEN SCANLAN F INDIVIDUAL29 519 20.55 MANUS PEOPLES M INDIVIDUAL30 689 20.59 CONOR MCGONAGLE M CASTLEFINN RUNNING31 511 21.11 DEIRDRE SHIELS F INDIVIDUAL32 568 21.13 STEPHEN DOHERTY M KCR33 580 21.41 KEVIN GALLAGHER M SLCC34 609 21.42 SEAN MCMENAMIN M AGHYARAN ATHLETIC35 563 21.51 MICHELLE HUNTER F FVAC36 608 21.54 SEAN OLEARY M FVAC37 591 21.56 KARIN DUFFNER F FV FIT4LIFE38 660 21.59 NIALL MULRINE M INDIVIDUAL39 582 22.11 MICHAEL MCMENAMIN M FVAC40 662 22.15 DECLAN CARLIN M CASTLEFINN RUNNING41 557 22.20 CARMEL MCBRIDE F KCR42 675 22.23 DARRAGH CRAWFORD M INDIVIDUAL43 508 22.28 MARIA BOYLE F FV FIT4LIFE44 678 22.43 JOANNE CAMPBELL F NFFC45 560 22.46 PAUL GALLEN M KCR46 672 22.49 ASHLEIGH MCARDLE F LIFFORD AC47 575 22.50 LIAM MCMULLAN M INDIVIDUAL48 625 22.55 JAMES LAIRD M CASTLEFINN RUNNING49 574 22.56 CLARA CARROLL F FV FIT4LIFE50 605 22.57 NOEL DUFFY M INDIVIDUAL51 606 23.02 AMANDA MCBREARTY F CASTLEFINN RUNNING52 615 23.03 MICHAEL DOHERTY M AGHYARAN ATHLETIC53 551 23.04 CARL HOUSTON M CASTLEFINN RUNNING54 655 23.07 CONOR MURPHY M FVAC55 677 23.10 GARETH DOHERTY M INDIVIDUAL56 570 23.11 CAROLINE MCNULTY F FV FIT4LIFE57 670 23.14 JAMES MAGUIRE M AGHYARAN ATHLETIC58 555 23.15 EAMONN MCCONNELL M CASTLEFINN RUNNING59 501 23.18 JOEY OLEARY M CASTLEFINN RUNNING60 627 23.22 CAROLINE MCGUIRE F FVAC61 517 23.26 GLENDA KELLY F KCR62 673 23.37 BARRY MCARDLE M LIFFORD AC63 554 23.46 SINEAD MCCONNELL F CASTLEFINN RUNNING64 639 23.48 JAMIE LOGUE M AGHYARAN ATHLETIC65 592 23.50 ELAINE MCGOLDRICK F CASTLEFINN RUNNING66 684 23.54 JOHN CREGG M LIFFORD AC67 640 23.55 SHARON HAMILTON F AGHYARAN ATHLETIC68 542 23.56 RAMONA GALLAGHER F FV FIT4LIFE69 619 24.05 ROBERT BUCHANAN M CONVOY AC70 618 24.06 CATHAL MCBRIDE M CONVOY AC71 543 24.20 EVELYN MCGEEHAN F FV FIT4LIFE72 514 24.23 MELANIE SWEENEY F CASTLEFINN RUNNING73 518 24.27 MARY MARTIN F FV FIT4LIFE74 596 24.38 GAYNOR HINDLEY F AGHYARAN ATHLETIC75 691 24.39 DAVID MCHUGH M AGHYARAN ATHLETIC76 584 24.41 SABRINA SPRATT F CASTLEFINN RUNNING77 581 24.47 JOANNE CAMPBELL F FV FIT4LIFE78 588 24.50 MARIE MCCOLGAN F FV FIT4LIFE79 541 24.51 HELENE MCMENAMIN F FV FIT4LIFE80 505 24.52 MARCELLA MCBRIDE F CASTLEFINN RUNNING81 663 24.53 EUGENE BOYLE M CASTLEFINN RUNNING82 571 24.58 NATASHA WHITE F CASTLEFINN RUNNING83 512 24.59 LIAM TOURISH M CASTLEFINN RUNNING84 549 25.00 EMMA LAWRENCE F CASTLEFINN RUNNING85 646 25.24 ANDREW MCCOLLUM M INDIVIDUAL86 601 25.28 CORA HARVEY F FV FIT4LIFE87 674 25.32 CLARE ELLIOTT F LIFFORD AC88 579 25.40 MARIE DUFFY F FV FIT4LIFE89 526 25.46 AINE LYNCH F FV FIT4LIFE90 531 25.51 LISA FERGUSON F FV FIT4LIFE91 644 25.47 SIOBHAN MURRAY-BRADY F FV FIT4LIFE92 597 26.05 CATHERINE DEVLIN F AGHYARAN ATHLETIC93 661 26.07 EMER LAUGHLIN F AGHYARAN ATHLETIC94 680 26.11 DIARMUID ODONNELL M LIFFORD AC95 506 26.18 PAULA JANSEN F FV FIT4LIFE96 616 26.30 ROISIN BROGAN F CONVOY AC97 614 26.55 MARGARET DOHERTY F AGHYARAN ATHLETIC98 599 27.13 COLLETTE CALLAGHAN F KCR99 585 27.14 CHARLENE GILLESPIE F CASTLEFINN RUNNING100 556 27.20 MARGARET LAFFERTY F CASTLEFINN RUNNING101 516 27.26 NICOLA KEE F KCR102 681 27.41 CORMAC ODONNELL M LIFFORD AC103 629 27.45 MIRRIAM ODONNELL F FV FIT4LIFE104 552 27.54 RYAN DAVIS M FVLC BEGIN2RUN105 507 27.56 TANYA HALL F CONVOY AC106 522 28.03 MELAINE PENROSE F AGHYARAN ATHLETIC JNR107 521 28.07 BERNIE MCMENAMIN F AGHYARAN ATHLETIC108 658 28.08 YVONNE WAUCHOPE F MELVIN109 626 28.13 CHRISTINE BARRON F FV FIT4LIFE110 635 28.22 BARRY DUFFY M AGHYARAN ATHLETIC111 669 28.30 PAUL BRADY M INDIVIDUAL112 561 28.35 DENISE MOSS F AGHYARAN ATHLETIC113 528 28.47 DONNA CHAMBERS F KCR114 667 28.53 PATRICK MURPHY M FVAC115 665 28.54 EMMA MURPHY F FVAC116 520 28.56 MARIE GALLAGHER F AGHYARAN ATHLETIC117 651 29.04 SINEAD BOYCE F FV FIT4LIFE118 569 29.15 BRENDA DOHERTY F FV FIT4LIFE119 547 29.20 CATHERINE MORRIS F CASTLEFINN RUNNING120 602 29.30 LOUISE CALLAGHAN F KCR121 636 29.30 AMANDA DUFFY F AGHYARAN ATHLETIC122 589 29.36 ANN STRAIN F CONVOY AC123 529 29.41 BRID GALLEN F FV FIT4LIFE124 621 29.43 LORETTA MCNULTY F CASTLEFINN RUNNING125 686 29.44 SAMANTHA REID F AGHYARAN ATHLETIC126 548 29.46 KEVIN MCHUGH M AGHYARAN ATHLETIC127 538 29.47 SINEAD MCGRANAGHAN F KCR128 620 29.49 FIONNUALA MCBRIDE F CASTLEFINN RUNNING129 617 29.56 NOREEN MCKELVEY F KCR130 676 29.56 CHARLIE DOHERTY M KCR131 536 30.03 NUALA FRIEL F KCR132 692 30.03 RONAN MCHUGH M AGHYARAN ATHLETIC133 637 30.05 ELAINE COYLE F MELVIN134 638 30.07 GERALDINE DOHERTY F MELVIN135 559 30.20 GRAINNE RICE F LIFFORD FIT4LIFE136 558 30.21 ROSEMARY BOGGS F LIFFORD FIT4LIFE137 649 30.25 BETTY GALLEN F AGHYARAN ATHLETIC138 530 30.33 DENISE FERGUSON F FV FIT4LIFE139 586 30.48 SHARON NEESON F KCR140 595 31.02 NICOLA BONNER F CONVOY AC141 666 31.07 AISHLING MURPHY F FVAC142 594 31.22 FRANCES WILSON F KCR143 562 31.23 CAROLINE CATTERSON F KCR144 503 31.27 SIOBHAN KEEGAN F INDIVIDUAL145 685 31.32 KAREN BURKE F AGHYARAN ATHLETIC146 546 31.36 MICHELLE MORRIS F CASTLEFINN RUNNING147 565 31.37 OONAGH QUINN F CASTLEFINN RUNNING148 502 31.39 NICOLA GREGG F CONVOY AC149 504 31.41 MARY GRIFFIN F INDIVIDUAL150 513 31.55 GERALDINE MCGLINCHEY F CASTLEFINN RUNNING151 657 31.59 GEMMA PATTON F MELVIN152 509 32.14 YVONNE BOYLE F FVAC153 687 32.19 HEATHER MONTGOMERY-MORRFISON AGHYARAN ATHLETIC154 624 32.42 ESTELLE MCCLELLAND F CONVOY AC155 668 32.49 PATRICIA OBRIEN F KCR156 532 33.04 CATHERINE MYLES F FV FIT4LIFE157 583 33.11 KAREN SMITH F FV FIT4LIFE158 664 33.20 EITHNE BROWNE F AGHYARAN ATHLETIC159 576 33.30 ANGELA MCHUGH F LIFFORD FIT4LIFE160 566 33.38 NIAMH QUINN F CASTLEFINN RUNNING161 593 33.49 LOUISE STRAIN F CONVOY AC162 537 33.56 VIVIENNE MERRITT F KCR163 634 33.59 EDWARD CRAWFORD M INDIVIDUAL164 633 33.59 MARIOSA CRAWFORD F INDIVIDUAL165 604 34.04 KAREN GALLEN F INDIVIDUAL166 693 34.10 LUCIA KELLY F KCR167 683 34.43 MAGGS ODONNELL F LIFFORD AC168 573 34.45 MARGARET MULLAN F FV FIT4LIFE169 622 34.46 SHARON DEERY F CONVOY AC170 545 35.06 ELAINE LANGAN F CASTLEFINN RUNNING171 611 35.46 LOUISE CURRAN F CONVOY AC172 641 35.46 DAVINA ODONNELL F CONVOY AC173 659 35.50 WANDA PATTON F MELVIN174 688 36.15 CAROLINE MCCABE F INDIVIDUAL175 577 36.15 REA DOHERTY F INDIVIDUAL176 654 36.18 MARIE TINNEY F KCR177 653 36.18 ANNE KELLY F KCR178 572 36.26 EIMEAR BYRNE F FV FIT4LIFE179 525 36.50 ROBERT BEATTIE M CASTLEFINN RUNNING180 567 37.17 MARIE LYNCH F CASTLEFINN RUNNING181 690 37.51 PATRICIA LUCAS F FV FIT4LIFE182 648 38.06 MARY PENROSE F AGHYARAN ATHLETIC183 587 38.18 LORRAINE DOHERTY F KCR184 553 38.38 EDDIE MCHUGH M CASTLEFINN RUNNING185 682 38.52 AOIBHINN ODONNELL F LIFFORD AC186 679 38.54 BRENDAN ODONNELL M LIFFORD AC187 603 38.56 LIZ GALLEN F KCR188 524 41.27 CATHY GALLAGHER F CASTLEFINN RUNNING189 550 41.27 JACQUELINE HOUSTON F CASTLEFINN RUNNING190 630 52.02 FIONA MCGINLEY F FV FIT4LIFENo. Finishers 190THLETIC JNRA Finn Valley AC Spring Series 2015 Team Challenge(Women first 10 to score, Men first 8 to score)TEAMS (women) Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 TotalFV Fit4Life 1102 1093 793 631 3619Castlefinn Running 1207 1082 887 772 3948Aghyaran Athletic 1677 1429 1280 1004 5390KCR 1597 1299 1500 1060 5456TEAMS (men) Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 TotalCastlefinn Running 376 367 332 334 1409Aghyaran Athletic 1000 390 301 541 2232KCR 957 1000 1000 1000 3957   FINN VALLEY AC SPRING SERIES RESULTS was last modified: March 24th, 2015 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:Finn Valley ACSPRING SERIES RESULTSlast_img read more

BOXER JASON EARNS A CRUST WITH HIS VERY OWN SANDWICH!

first_imgEasy on the crisps there Jason!Boxer Jason Quigley knows what it’s like to have to earn a crust growing up.The down-to-earth Twin Towns man has never been afraid to get stuck inside or outside of the ring.But now the big-hitter need not worry about having the price of a sandwich if he ever gets hungry in his native town. That’s because a local restaurant, the Hatter Tea Room, has named a sandwich after the pro boxer.And the ‘Quigley Club Sandwich’ is already proving a knockout with customers.A spokesman for the shop said “This young gentleman, true athlete and incredible boxer is such a shinning light for this area. His career is going from strength to strength and he is destined for great things.That is we are delighted to name our Club Sandwich the “Quigley Club Sandwich” just like him it’s a knockout and very popular.”Jason called into the restaurant yesterday for now of his very own sandwiches. Needless to say – he left the crisps on the side!BOXER JASON EARNS A CRUST WITH HIS VERY OWN SANDWICH! was last modified: May 12th, 2015 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:donegalHatter Tea RoomJason Quigleylast_img read more

Cartoon: Facebook’s Dogged Critics

first_imgMore Noise to Signal. Tags:#Cartoons#Facebook#web Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification rob cottingham This hasn’t been a good past few weeks for Facebook. Growing concerns over what Facebook’s deliberately doing to your privacy collided with news about what Facebook’s doing accidentally with your data.There are two upcoming ways you can protest: by not logging in on June 6, or – if you’re ready to finally cut the umbilical cord – quitting altogether on May 31. So far, while they’re getting press attention, neither initiative is showing signs of snowballing yet, with registered followers numbering only in the hundreds.That’s not to say the discontent is limited to net activists and privacy advocates. “How do I delete my Facebook account” is suddenly a very popular search on Google.Which I actually find encouraging, and not because of any hostility toward Facebook. (Not that I’m happy with its privacy practices, or its approach to the open Web, by which it seems to mainly mean a Web that’s open to driving data into Facebook. And not that I side with the “your-privacy’s-dead-anyway-so-shut-up” crowd, either.) If so many people are at least thinking of voting with their feet, then maybe there’s at least some awareness among regular users that our privacy, attention and data are all worth something. And maybe, just maybe, that awareness could coalesce into a market force that rewards openness and accountability, and punishes arbitrary, high-handed behaviour.Otherwise, well, I likely won’t quit this year. But there’s always May 31, 2011. A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Related Posts Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro…last_img read more

How IoT Will Change Content Marketing

first_imgNora LearyCo-Founder Follow the Puck What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Nora Leary is the co-founder of Launchway Media, a digital marketing firm that works with startups and SMEs in high-tech industries. AI is Not the Holy Grail of Sales, at Least Not… Tags:#Big Data#Content Marketing#Digital Marketing#Internet of Things Related Posts The IoT market is growing at an explosive rate. Gartner predicts there will be 20.4 billion IoT devices by 2020. In 2016, global spending on the IoT across markets was US$737 billion. IDC says this number will reach US$1.29 trillion by 2020.One area that many may not think IoT has an impact is marketing. Content marketers too can harness the power of connected devices and the data these devices provide to create more robust campaigns.Content marketing has reached the point of saturation. In 2019, nearly 88% of B2B companies in the US will use digital content marketing. It can be challenging to stand out when so many brands are creating content daily. Here’s how data from IoT devices can help marketers cut through the noise in a crowded content landscape.The opportunities IoT provides content marketers.Data has become essential to content marketing, which is why the IoT will have such a massive impact. As the number of connected devices rises, so does the amount of consumer data. Devices collect user information that can then help marketers understand their consumers more accurately and create better experiences.For example, connected pillows have sensors that can track sleep data and provide the corresponding brand with information about user sleep patterns. This data can help the company create more personalized campaigns, increasing their competitive advantage as they give consumers a more personal experience. If a user snores, marketers can offer them options to help stop storing, for example. Offering an experience rather than content, known as experiential marketing, creates a new type of engagement between companies and consumers.Connected devices give marketers the chance to send content straight to a consumer, eliminating competition and distraction from other material. For instance, when a consumer purchases a connected pillow, they will receive content based on the data from the pillow to their mobile device.Companies can segment and target different groups of people. For example, the company can choose to deliver one type of content to all connected firm pillows, while sending a completely different experience to soft pillows. Both pillows offer different experiences, so companies could exchange content between the two types of pillows to provide consumers with a new experience.Advanced data collection and utilization will help content teams deliver optimal content. For example, marketers can deliver content in real-time if there is an emergency or a new update that’s important to a particular audience. Marketers can also take commonly asked questions in customer service to create content that initiates related conversations.There are many ways marketers can leverage the data that IoT devices generate. By understanding when, where, and how customers are using their products, they can deliver stronger, more personalized experiences. IoT can produce insights that lead to product improvements, which marketers can implement in campaigns. It’s a good idea for teams to have an existing content marketing platform to gain insights into content performance.The challenges of IoT implementation for marketers.Although the IoT offers many exciting opportunities, there are a few things marketers should keep in mind when developing their content strategy.Data proficiency.It will be important for all content marketers to learn how to process, analyze, and interpret data to apply it to their content. Expertise in data and analytics may be a required skill for content marketers in the future. Marketers should also make sure they have the necessary analytic tools to interpret data. While marketers upskill, we’ll likely see more data scientists join marketing teams to harness the IoT’s potential.Contextual targeting.One of the biggest challenges for content marketers will be delivering relevant content at the right time. Although it’s easy for consumers to skim over the content on websites and mobile apps, this will prove more difficult on smart objects. Therefore, consumers will develop an even lower tolerance for content they don’t find relevant. Marketers will need to nail contextual content by providing the perfect piece of information at the right place and at the right time.Rise in voice search.By 2020, 50% of consumers will interact with voice-activated technology. Online search behavior is changing quickly. In the era of IoT, it’s essential for marketers to start optimizing their content for voice search and virtual assistants. Voice searches differ from online searches – they are often longer and use more question-like phrases. Content creators will need to change their approach and update existing SEO tactics so consumers will have a higher chance of finding their content.Extended use for IoT in content marketing.With the increase of connected devices, marketers can harness the influx of consumer data to create compelling content. Along with the potential of IoT, there are some challenges. To overcome these barriers, marketers will need to have a firm grasp on data, create relevant content, and optimize for voice search. If they can act on data from IoT devices while getting all of these elements right, they’ll increase trust and loyalty among customers and strengthen the relationship between brands and consumers. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaceslast_img read more