SOCCER: FANAD AND THE TIGERS IN THRILLING ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE WINS

first_imgUSL Results & Reports 13.08.13Fanad Utd. 4Swilly Rovers 3 After a long delay to the start of the match due to a referee’s mix-up the fans that hung around for this game were not to be disappointed with goals galore. The first half was a close enough encountered but Fanad led 2-0 at half time mainly due to the fact that they took their chances while Swilly failed to. Brian McVeigh scored a wonderful free kick on 35 minutes to put Fanad one up and this was soon followed by a second as Conor Mathewson played a ball over the top for Aiden Sweeney to run onto and rounded the keeper and finish coolly into an empty net. Half time 2-0. The second half burst into life as within 10 minutes of the restart the ever-lively David Edwards finished from close range following a scramble in the box. But Swilly went straight up the pitch from the restart to get one back through Laurence Toland who finished following a mix up in the home sides defense. Swilly soon found themselves right back in the game as Blain Curtis got a quick second for them. However Fanad seemed to kill the game soon after as Kyle Burke scored with his first touch of the game, finished off a move involving Mathewson, Edwards and Hassett. Swilly however fought back again and Liam O’Donnell was on hand to finish at the back post following a cross from the right. The game was looking like it was destined to end in a draw and Swilly almost got the equalizer in the last minute as Fanad gave away an indirect free kick inside the penalty box but the home defense managed to see it out to the end to win 4-3. Another result for this young Fanad side that started the game with a team of an average age of seventeen and a half years of age and finished it with a team of an average of just seventeen which goes to show you can win games with youth.Best of the visitors were L. Toland and J. Toland with McVeigh, Hassett and Edwards tireless for Fanad who also had a colossal game from Ryan McGonigle at the centre of the home sides defense.Fanad Utd.: S. Daffan, M. McBride, R. McGonigle, G. McNulty, J.McBride, K. Ryan, A. Sweeney, O. Hassett, B.McVeigh, C. Matthewson, D. Edwards, Subs, O. Shiels for M. Mcbride, K. Burke for K. Ryan and K. McElwaine for J. McBride. Swilly Rovers: Bolton, Ferry, Fisher, Hegarty, O’Donnell, J. Toland, R. Toland, L. Toland, Curtis, B.Curtis, K. Black. Subs, Dunsworth, L. O’ Donnell and McCahillRef C. McLaughlinLetterkenny Rovers 1Kildrum Tigers 2Russell Porter and Darren Cassidy netted the goals that earned Kildrum Tigers a narrow, but deserved win over Letterkenny Rovers. The Tigers struck twice inside the opening 25 minutes, but couldn’t put the game beyond Rovers’ reach. They might have been left to rue a series of missed opportunities with Rovers given a lifeline when Darren McElwaine netted a 64th minute penalty, but the hosts couldn’t find a second way through despite strong late pressure. Kildrum got a golden start when Cassidy’s teasing free kick from the right flank was headed home by Porter in the third minute. Roles reversed when Porter turned provider for their second on 25 minutes. His diagonal ball over the top played in Cassidy and he drilled a fine effort across Jason Quinn and into the far corner. New signing Kevin Barr, Barry O’Donnell and Paddy McLaughlin all had chances for Kildrum, but Maurice Toland’s side couldn’t kill the tie off. Rovers weren’t without chances, but were restricted to half-openings in the first period, the best chance falling to McElwaine whose first-time effort was saved by Michael Lynch’s legs. Neil Lloyd hit the post early in the second half, but the ex-Finn Harps man had to leave the action early after landing heavily in the 67th minute. That meant that Kildrum played the final 23 minutes with ten men. Three minutes earlier, Rovers had got a way back into it when McElwaine drilled home a penalty won by Oisin McMenamin. Rovers sensed a way back in, but despite having a series of set pieces in advanced positions they couldn’t breach Lynch a second time.Letterkenny Rovers: Quinn; K.Gorman, Minnock, Kelly, O’Donnell; McMacken, Malseed, Neeson, McGrath; McMenamin, McElwaine. Subs: Doherty for Gorman (53 mins), Gallagher for McGrath (53 mins), McPherson for O’Donnell (90 mins). Kildrum Tigers: Lynch; O’Donnell, McGinty, McLaughlin, Coll; Lloyd, Bovaird, Porter, Cassidy; Barr, Tourish. Subs: G.Crossan for Coll (58 mins), Doherty for Tourish (66 mins).Referee: C. McLaughlin.SOCCER: FANAD AND THE TIGERS IN THRILLING ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE WINS was last modified: August 14th, 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:SOCCER: FANAD AND THE TIGERS IN THRILLING ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE WINSlast_img read more

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DD Fitness: When weight loss goes bad

first_imgAt what point do we start to question how far celebrities and companies can push the boundaries of what is morally right?For years, weight loss companies have used influencers and celebrities to help sell their products.This could be considered smart on the company’s part as they get a bigger reach to their target market and end up selling more product. But the issue comes when the influencer begins to make claims about using the product when they clearly haven’t.They are abusing the trust they have built up with their followers for their own financial gain.This isn’t new news and it is pretty much common knowledge that this happens, but last week, it reached an all new low and has finally crossed a line.A reality TV ‘Star’, (and I’m using that as loosely as possible here), called Jem Lucy had a post on her Instagram page advertising weight loss teas, coffees and hot chocolates by a company called The Skinny Caffee. What’s the big deal I hear you ask?She was doing it while 8 MONTHS [email protected]’ve been staying in shape with my go to @skinnycaffe products. I love the Coffee’s, Hot Chocolate’s and the Thermosyn capsules are amazing! I love to use them as me and some of the girls have been seeing great results and they work with or without exercise. You can lose up to 7lbs in 7 days with Thermosyn 🔥 The Advertising Standards authority has stepped in and investigated this, and the post has since been removed. But, while up, it had 15.7k likes.15 thousand and 7 hundred people liked this post?A post of a pregnant woman using weight loss products.We have moved to a new level of WTF! There are 2 issues here with this happening.She was willing to say she was using weight loss products while 8 months pregnant. This company was willing to have an 8-month pregnant ‘influencer’ promote their products. It would seem that whatever shred of morality there used to be in this marketplace has been pushed aside.Pregnant women are NOT and NEVER should be considered as a target market for any company selling weight loss products.The safety issues alone should have been enough for both parties involved to have had better judgement.Some may say that there was no mention of pregnant women in the post and that they weren’t targeting them with the ad.But that isn’t how marketing works.EVERY post is thought out by the company and their marketing team ahead of time.They knew that she was pregnant and sent her their products so she could do a paid promotion of them.This didn’t happen by accident.These companies have always used their products and marketing and unqualified sales reps to target the vulnerable.They make fantastic claims of what their products can do and leave out the parts where you have to starve yourself along with using their products, or suffer the side effects of drinking laxatives and diuretics disguised as teas, coffees and shakes, in order to get the unsustainable ‘results’ they promise.When they start to target pregnant women in such a blatant manner, it is time for something to be done.If a pregnant woman needs help with weight loss, it should ONLY be done by a medical professional and in a controlled situation.Taking weight loss products like this could have harmful effects on you and you baby, so please do not consider them AT ALL.Talk to your GP and get referred to a registered dietitian.#leanin2019If someone approaches you with any weight loss products while pregnant, they need to be reported to the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission. Locall: 1890 432 432http://www.ccpc.ieAnd the Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland Tel: +353 (0)1 613 7040Homepage: http://www.asai.ieEmail: [email protected] Fitness: When weight loss goes bad was last modified: May 17th, 2019 by Emmet RusheShare 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:fitnesshealthy livingrushe fitnesslast_img read more

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Photos: Curry rebounds in Game 4 but it wasn’t enough to beat Houston

first_imgGolden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry admitted that he didn’t have the best game against the Houston Rockets on Saturday.For Game 4, he came out strong in the first quarter making several layups. These were shots he missed the previously time they played. It was enough to keep the Warriors in it. Unfortunately, after several rallies led by Curry and forward Kevin Durant, Golden State couldn’t break through. They ended up losing 112-108.Although they lost, the Warriors can take heart, …last_img

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SA looks to nuclear power

first_img2 May 2007The South African government is looking to increase its reliance on nuclear power generation as a means of ensuring energy security, diversifying the country’s current energy supply and reducing its greenhouse gas emissions.Addressing the Nuclear Energy and Uranium Renaissance Conference in Johannesburg in February, Minerals and Energy Minister Buyelwa Sonjica said there was a need to develop advanced, efficient, non-polluting, cost-effective energy technologies, especially for use in developing countries.“You are all aware that currently the South African electricity generation is dependent on coal. The over-reliance on coal will need to be reduced, particularly as investment is being made into new national electricity generation capacity,” Sonjica said.South Africa is to spend R97-billion to increase the capacity of its electricity grid over the next five years.In February, the government backed state-owned power utility Eskom in its plans to build a second nuclear power station in the southern part of the country, to contribute upwards of 1 000 megawatts of base-load power.The country is also busy experimenting with the Pebble Bed Modular Reactor concept, with a demonstration reactor set to be operational outside Cape Town by 2010.To prepare for an expanded nuclear programme, the Department of Minerals and Energy is putting together a strategy that will outline the future of nuclear energy in South Africa, while also ensuring investment in uranium beneficiation, given the presence of the mineral in the country.“[The] government is strongly encouraging the beneficiation of our minerals resources,” Sonjica said. “It goes without saying that beneficiation of uranium comes with its own responsibilities and sensitivities, and we should pursue this beneficiation within our national and international obligations.”‘Shift in mindset’According to Sonjica, developing a nuclear industry of such magnitude requires a shift in mindset from all role players in the local industry. South Africa would have to invest in nuclear research and development – currently being undertaken by the Nuclear Energy Corporation of SA (Necsa), as well as in manufacturing capacity.She said, however, that current rates of skills development were not sufficient, and that the government had to look into other methods, such as twinning local talent with international experts, to accelerate skills development.The department has since introduced initiatives such as the South African Young Nuclear Professionals Society and Women in Nuclear South Africa to promote the industry among previously disadvantaged people.Necsa chief executive Rob Adam told Engineering News that the corporation had been given R10-million a year for the next three years to establish a National Nuclear Manufacturing Centre.The centre will incorporate Necsa’s existing facilities at the Pelindaba complex outside Pretoria, including Fabritek (the manufacturing component of the old Atomic Energy Corporation), an existing design centre, and Necsa’s current fuel manufacturing activities at the Safari-1 research reactor.“What we have discovered is that South African companies are finding it hard to manufacture to nuclear specifications, and we fear that, when the building of new nuclear power stations starts, local companies will find it difficult to respond and money that we had hoped would be spent in South Africa will have to be spent abroad,” Adam told Engineering News.“This centre would both do its own manufacturing and help other South African companies to meet the required standards and be able to manufacture for nuclear.”Sonjica also called on the National Nuclear Regulator to strengthen its capacity to evaluate different technologies, adding that the state would also have to improve its system for ensuring compliance with its non-proliferation obligations.“Nuclear safety is going to be paramount in the pursuit of our objectives,” she said.SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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How have aircraft cockpits changed over the decades?

first_imgFewer dials improve flight operationsThe number of dials required for cockpit procedures reduced dramatically. For normal procedures, the number of dials/gauges reduced from 107 to 34; for engine fire, from 15 to 4; for fuel jettison, from 11 to 7; for decompression, from 20 to 3; and for cargo fire, from 16 to 2. The simplification doesn’t end there. Fourteen computers dedicated to flight control on the 747-300 were replaced by just three on the -400 model. Glass cockpitWhat is now termed “the glass cockpit” was introduced by Airbus with the A320 family in the mid-1980s, followed by the 747 and MD-11 in the early 1990s. The advances in cockpit automation have also led to a dramatic improvement in safety. This is best illustrated by the evolution of the Douglas DC-9 which first flew in 1965 into the latest model the Boeing 717. In 1965, the initial DC-9 had a crash record of 1.26 Per one Million Departures (PMD). In 1980, an updated model, the DC-9 Super 80, later renamed the MD-80, had a crash rate of 0.43 PMD. From 1996 to 2013, the ultimate version, the MD-95, renamed 717 after the merger with Boeing, has had a perfect record. Need for fewer flight crewThe navigator’s position disappeared in the early 1960s, together with the engineer’s role. While the three-engine 140-seat 727 of 1962 required an engineer, the twin-engine 100-seat DC-9 of 1965 was certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with just two flight crew. In 1981 the FAA deemed that a flight engineer was no longer required on any aircraft and that a two-pilot crew was safe, due to the advances in cockpit automation and the dramatic improvement in engine reliability. Cockpit computerization advancesIn 1991 that dramatic increase in automation was underscored when Boeing moved from an analogue (conventional) cockpit with gauges and dials on the 747-300 to a computerized cockpit for the 747-400 with eight-inch Cathode Ray Tube (CRTs) displays. The result was the elimination of 600 dials and gauges. An illustration of the improvement in cockpit technology was the significant reduction in crew procedures from the 747-300 to the 747-400.center_img Flying by the starsThe first aircraft cockpits were rudimentary affairs with just a handful of instruments to provide the pilot with very basic information. However, by 1939 cockpits had become very complex. On the Boeing 314 Clipper the cockpit required a crew of five. Even on the first jet powered commercial aircraft like the 707 in the 1950s, you would find a four-crew cockpit with two pilots, an engineer and a navigator. There was even an observation dome for star sightings to assist with navigation! According to Boeing’s 2018 Pilot & Technician Outlook, the industry will need 790,000 new civil aviation pilots and 754,000 new maintenance technicians to fly and maintain the world fleet over the next 20 years. last_img read more

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12 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Online Security

first_imgRelated Posts Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… fredric paul At the RSA Conference in San Francisco last week, I got the chance to sit down with Stephen Cobb, a distinguished security researcher for the IT security company ESET. We talked about a lot of things, including Android security issues and how walled gardens have their uses.(See also In The Security World, Android Is The New Windows.)It was a great conversation, touching on a wide variety of fascinating aspects of online and mobile security, and I wanted to share as many of them as possible.This list seemed like the best way to do that. And while not every one of the dirty-dozen points presented here may surprise you, I can pretty much guarantee that few people will already know – or agree with – everything on the list:1. Big Data is not new to the anti-virus industry. Turns out the anti-virus companies have been doing traffic analysis, incident sharing and code sharing for decades, Cobb claims. They just didn’t call it Big Data until the term become fashionable.2. Anti-virus companies have been practicing co-opetition since the 1980s, when they realized there was no percentage in one company being able to stop one virus while you needed another company to stop a different virus. They quietly began sharing virus signatures and other information, Cobb says.3. All the major Web browsers share information on malware sites and other threats. Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and the others all share which URLs to flag, for example. That’s why when NBC.com was hacked recently and started spewing malware, everybody was able to block it almost immediately.4. One of the hardest parts of securing Big Data is knowing where the data is actually stored. In the old days, when data was collected and stored, it didn’t really move much. Now, in the cloud, Cobbs says we don’t really know where data is stored. Malware creators are intent on exploiting that, but what form that will take remains to be seen.5. One reason more high-value targets haven’t been hacked is that there is still so much low-hanging fruit for the bad guys to go after. According to Cobb, so far, there hasn’t been much need to try and crack the hardest targets.6. Most attacks take the form of malware or hacking. Of the hacking attacks, Cobb says, 80% go after passwords that are either non-existent, guessed or stolen.7. Anti-virus hasn’t been about matching virus signatures for years. Some people say the anti-virus model doesn’t work because so much new malware is coming out all the time that anti-virus solutions can’t possibly keep up. But Cobb protests that most anti-virus software is continually detecting previously unseen malware.8. People who know what they’re doing on the Internet might be able to get by with no anti-virus software. But Cobb says people are fooling themselves when they claim: “I don’t run anti-virus software and I’ve never been hacked.” “Are you really OK telling everyone you know – your mom, for instance – not to run anti-virus software?” he asks.9. There’s still an incredible amount of spam out there. You don’t see it, but it’s still there. It’s using a a huge amount of datacenter power to block it, but it’s built into the network security appliance and you don’t have to deal with it.10. The overall trend is for increasing levels of security to be compressed into the core, to become part of a standard install. That’s happened to anti-spam, to firewalls and it’s happening to anti-virus, too.11. It’s a lot harder to write 64-bit malware than it is to write 32-bit malware. And that could help lower the number of attacks on 64-bit systems.12. In many ways, hacking behavior seems to have gotten better over the years – at least in the United States, Cobb says. But we are now increasingly exposed to other, more dangerous places. The globalization of the Net has caught up with us even as the value of hacking has one way up. Today, hackers aren’t just messing with us, Cobb notes, they’re stealing from us. And that’s a big new incentive. 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowcenter_img Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Tags:#antivirus#Big Data#cybercrime#cybersecurity#hacking#security#Spam last_img read more

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Member of ‘Texas 7’ gang executed for officer’s killing

first_imgHuntsville (Texas), Dec 5 (AP) A member of the notorious “Texas 7” gang of escaped prisoners was has been executed for the fatal shooting of a suburban Dallas police officer during a Christmas Eve robbery nearly 18 years ago.Joseph Garcia received a lethal injection Tuesday evening at the state penitentiary in Huntsville for the December 2000 shooting death of 29-year-old Irving police officer Aubrey Hawkins.Asked by the warden if he had a final statement, Garcia replied: “Yes, sir.” “Dear heavenly Father, please forgive them, for they know not what they do,” Garcia said.He then paused, for nearly a minute, before speaking again as the muffled revving of motorcycles outside the prison ridden by a group of bikers who support police could be heard inside the death chamber.”To some of you,” Garcia said, pausing again as the lethal dose of the sedative pentobarbital apparently had already started.”They’ve already started and I ain’t even finished,” he said.He gasped three times and snored twice before all movement stopped. He was pronounced dead at 6:43 pm.Garcia, 47, became the 22nd inmate put to death this year in the U.S. and the 12th given lethal injection in Texas, the nation’s busiest capital punishment state.Garcia, who was serving a 50-year sentence for murder, was among a group of inmates who escaped from a South Texas prison that month and committed numerous robberies, including the one in which they shot Hawkins 11 times, killing him.Hawkins had just finished Christmas Eve dinner with his family when he responded to the call about the robbery at a sporting goods store and was ambushed.advertisementThe escaped inmates were eventually arrested in Colorado, ending a six-week manhunt. One of them killed himself as officers closed in and the other six were convicted of killing Hawkins and sentenced to death.Garcia was the fourth of the group put to death. Two others remain on death row.Garcia’s attorneys had asked the US Supreme Court to stop his execution, arguing he never fired his gun at Hawkins or intended to kill him. One of his lawyers, J. Stephen Cooper, said prosecutors didn’t have any information that showed his client was one of the shooters.”He didn’t do anything violent or prepare or encourage anybody else to do anything violent,” Cooper said.The high court rejected Garcia’s appeals Tuesday evening.Garcia was convicted under Texas’ law of parties, in which a person can be held responsible for another individual’s crime if he or she assisted or attempted to help in the commission of that crime.At the time of the prison break, Garcia was serving time for the slaying of Miguel Luna Jr. in San Antonio. Luna’s parents and his three daughters were among witnesses to Garcia’s execution, along with two friends of Hawkins. They did not make themselves available to reporters following the punishment.Toby Shook, the lead prosecutor who handled Garcia’s case and the five others who were tried, said that while authorities couldn’t narrow down which escaped inmate used which gun to shoot Hawkins, the inmates acted as a team to commit the robbery and the officer’s murder.Shook said Garcia’s case is a clear example of why the law of parties is needed in certain cases.”He was up to his ears in murder and mayhem out there. He was actively participating in everything,” said Shook, now a defense attorney in Dallas.Shook said Garcia’s execution will be another step to getting closure for Hawkins’ family and law enforcement.”Ultimately, we can finally close the book on them when the punishments are all completed,” he said. (AP) IJTlast_img read more

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