GAA NEWS: KIERAN KELLY WINS URRIS SENIOR PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD

first_imgDINNER DANCE: Thanks to all who attended our Annual Presentation Dinner Dance in the Ballyliffin Hotel on Saturday night. The main prizewinners on the night were:Ladies Player of the year: Kayla Farren.Senior Player of the year: Kieran Kelly.Reserve Player of the Year: Jonathan Mc Daid.U21 Player of the year: Conor Bradley.Minor Player of the year: Diarmuid Moyne.Ladies Minor Player of the year: Sarah Mc Gonigle.Club Person of the year: Rose Kelly.Appreciation Awards: To our outgoing secretary David Hession for all the great work and service given to the cub and to Sean P Doherty our club referee at club and county level..Thanks to the management and staff of the Ballyliffin Hotel for the lovely meal, Danny & Brian our musicians on the night.SCOR SINSIR: Well Done to all who represented the club in the County Final of Scor Sinsir last Friday night in Glenswilly. We had no joy on the night but both acts performed brilliantly. Our instrumental group came second on the night and Evelyn gave a very strong performance. A big thanks to you all for the great effort being put into Scor.CLUB IORRAS: Club Iorras January Winners:€50-Danny Friel, Dunaff.€30-Gerard Friel, Dunaff.€20-Kathleen Doherty, Tiernasligo.Thanks to all who support the club in this monthly draw. MATCH “N” WIN: January 28th:No jackpot winner—numbers drawn: 3, 21, 23 & 24. €15 winners:Sean Doherty, Prehen Park, Derry.Lorrainne O’Donnell, Ballyliffin.Alice Mc Laughlin, Farron Park, Derry.Edward Mc Laughlin, Dunaff.Bronagh Walsh, C/O Hirrells Bar, Clonmany.Jackpot next week €580. Thanks to all our lotto sellers and to all who support the club in this weekly draw..CLUB MEMBERSHIP: Club membership is now due for 2016. Adult membership is €25, Student (3rd level and in full time education with Student ID) is €15 and under age is €5 (capped at €20 per family). Anyone playing football for the club must have their membership paid up to be covered by insurance in case of injury. Club members will also have first preference on Donegal tickets for the coming season. Fees must be paid in full by March 31st. Please contact Edward Mc Laughlin, John Friel, Nichola Donaghey or any committee member to get your membership. Registration Morning in the clubhouse this Saturday, February 6th from 10am to 12.00pm.BINGO: Club bingo every Thursday night in St Mary’s Hall, Clonmany at 9pm.NATIONAL GAA CLUB DRAW TICKETS: GAA National Club Draw 2016 tickets are now on sale at €10. All monies raised on the sale of these tickets stays with the club and will help with the day to day running costs of the club from under age to senior level. Some great prizes on offer: 1st prize–Opel Corsa Car. Other prizes include : trip overseas with the 2016 All Stars, Travel voucher worth €1,500, several All-Ireland Hurling and Football Corporate Final packages 2016 and Shopping vouchers . Get your tickets from John Friel or any committee member. Your support much appreciated.UNDER AGE TRAINING: U 12 & U14 girls every Thursday evening from 5.00pm to 6.00pm in the Youth Club, Clonmany. U10 boys & girls training on Saturday morning at 11.00am on the astro turf in the Youth Club. Please wrap up warmly. Please bring €2 to cover cost of astro. U6 and U8 training every Friday evening in the youth club clonmany from 5.30 to 6.30pm. Please bring €2 to cover cost of the centre.GAA NEWS: KIERAN KELLY WINS URRIS SENIOR PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD was last modified: February 1st, 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:GAASportURRISlast_img read more

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Exploratorium’s Experience Experts Deliver Awesome iPad App

first_img“Perception is a strong subject for us,” says Sound Uncovered project director Jean Cheng. Designing a museum exhibit at the level of user experience comes right down to perception. “This app is about sound, but it’s really about you.” By causing you to notice weird things about your perception that you usually take for granted, the Exploratorium forces you to think more critically about your environment, and it does so purely through fun.I’m not going to spoil the illusions for you. If you have access to an iPad, you should download Sound Uncovered for free and try it yourself. Right now.But I will tell you about my favorites: I love “Find the Highest Note,” which presents a circular organ and demonstrates the mind-bending auditory Möbius strip known as the Shepard scale. As you move upward and downward in base pitch, the eerie Shepard tone’s partials replace each other at the top and bottom range of hearing. As a result, even though you’re moving up or down in pitch, it ultimately never sounds like it’s getting higher or lower. It’s the auditory version of the barber-pole illusion, where the corkscrewing shape seems to move upward or downward forever while remaining in the same place.What’s also cool about this exhibit in the app is that it doubles as a musical instrument.Another great social exhibit is the “How Old Are Your Ears?” test, which lets you slide down from an inaudibly high frequency into the ranges that humans naturally lose the ability to hear over time. The younger people in the room will start to hear an ear-splitting whine, but the elders won’t hear a thing until lower down.As we ran through the illusions at the museum, the construction crews periodically tested the fire alarm in the building, which pierced through our conversation. It was uncomfortable for a second, disrupting this carefully arranged social situation, but then we realized the building itself was demonstrating the very kinds of sensory and cognitive tricks we were playing with on the iPad. Extending its exhibit design to the iPad is a natural move for the Exploratorium. This museum came online in 1993, making its website among the first 600 in the world. The Exploratorium is like a laboratory for turning things into laboratories. In the same way it is turning its new U-shaped port building and the walkways and docks outside into a delightful maze of science experiments, it can turn flat, pixellated spaces into exhibits as well. And on the iPad, these experiments come to life, gaining the inputs of touch, movement, light and sound.It’s All About PerceptionThe two Exploratorium iPad apps so far are both “buffet-style” collections of short, multi-sensory exhibits. You can select from a table of contents or swipe through like a magazine. The first was Color Uncovered, which uses properties of the tablet’s display to demonstrate properties of light. The new app, Sound Uncovered, uses both the speakers and microphones, as well as text and video explanations, to show off some of the surprisingly bizarre properties of sound. 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout jon mitchell 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…center_img Simply SocialThe Exploratorium is not afraid to take risks with its apps. One exercise in Color Uncovered asks the user — with plenty of caution — to put a drop of water on the screen, which creates a magnifying bubble in which one can clearly see how pixels work. The team laughs about some of the App Store reviews they got from people who didn’t handle that part carefully.But the apps are simple and magazine-like, going out of their way not to overwhelm people less used to figuring out how iPad apps work. “We don’t want to further mystify people with this tech,” director of online engagement Lowell Robinson says. “Frank [Oppenheimer]’s dream was to demystify people about how the world works.” Accordingly, these apps are not about deep-down, immersive virtual experiences. “We’re trying to give you physical ways to test,” says Cheng. The apps ask you to try things, try them on others, and pass the tablet around.The Exploratorium apps are social, but not in the Facebook way. “Social in the old-fashioned sense where you’re sitting next to somebody,” Robinson says. We had a good laugh about that.Sound Uncovered for iPad is available for free on the iTunes App Store.Photos by Amy Widdowson. Tags:#apps#audio#iPad#music#science#sound Related Posts Everywhere Is A LaboratoryThe design of physical Exploratoreum starts with the goal of creating an experience and builds up from there. An iPad is just as good as a room in the museum if it’s the right place to focus the experience of an exhibit. “What makes the Exploratorium a unique place is that it’s the combination of a museum, a laboratory, and a developmental studio,” says Rob Semper, executive associate director of the museum.Semper is a physicist whose tenure at the Exploratorium goes back to designing some of its original exhibits with founder Frank Oppenheimer (also a physicist, who worked on the Manhattan Project with his older brother Robert Oppenheimer). Semper took a little time off from the Exploratorium to run the collaboration between Apple and Lucasfilm. Now he’s back creating museum exhibits again, both in San Francisco and at partner museums around the world. A museum under construction is an awesome scene. It’s like peeking backstage before the premiere of Broadway play, seeing the outer experience taking shape.The Exploratorium – a unique museum of science, art and human perception – is still two months away from its grand reopening. The lower floor is strewn with half-built exhibits and criss-crossed with caution tape. The upstairs is a buzzing office full of people planning for the big day and beyond. This vast new space on Pier 15 in San Francisco opens to the public on April 17.But on Monday the museum released Sound Uncovered, its second free iPad app, which the creators showed me during a visit to the unfinished museum. As I explored the app’s exhibits, the tablet disappeared in my hands. When you launch this app, you’re in the museum, no matter where you are.last_img read more

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Oldendorff Carriers Buys Two SecondHand Bulkers

first_imgzoom German shipowner and operator Oldendorff Carriers is expanding its fleet with two more second-hand vessels, the Post Panamax bulk carriers UBC Onsan and UBC Ohio, according to data provided by VesselsValue.Featuring around 118,600 dwt respectively, the bulkers were bought from Oldendorff’s compatriot shipping firm Hartmann Reederei.The parties did not disclose the purchase price for the vessels, both of which were built in 2011 by China’s Dayang Shipbuilding Co.VesselsValue data shows that the market value for each of the ships stands at USD 13.8 million.In September, Oldendorff bought another second-hand Post Panamax bulker, namely Emma Schulte, for a price of USD 12.6 million.The 115,200 dwt vessel, built in 2012 by China’s Jiangnan Shanghai Changxing Heavy, was purchased from German shipowner Schulte Thomas.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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