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first_imgIt is not often I devote the headlines to the men! Best of luck is extended to the Ulster Cup team and Team Captain Charlie Coughlan, who play the final in Letterkenny Golf Club this Sunday 16th September at 1pm. One of the biggest competitions to come to Letterkenny Golf Club in recent years, everyone is urged to please come and support the team as they try to regain the title they last won in 2010.The golfing season and nights are fast drawing in and some of our fair weather ladies are already polishing and storing their clubs for yet another year. Granted, there was not a lot of fair weather around this summer, but we made the most of it! Our next event on the diary, is of course Lady Captain Angela Kilgallens outing to Redcastle for golf, dinner, B & B on the 22nd Sept. Who knows, perhaps some of the Donegal team might join us for some pre match tips from the ladies.The lady beginners took to the course for a scramble with experienced golfers to finish off their coaching season. The winning team was Marian O’Sullivan and Mary Fowley along with Anne McAleer and Marjorie Morrison, 2nd was Anne Cannon, Anne Condon, Marie Gallen and Barbara McFeely and 3rd was Karen Crawford, Bridget McClafferty, Eileen Devine and Helen Bonnar. Well done to Anne Condon who worked so closely with new lady beginners this year, making their golfing experience an enjoyable introduction to the sport.  The winner of the September Pendant was Celine Bradley 75nett. Runner-up Marian OSullivan 75 nett B.O.T. 3rd Marian Keating 75nett B.O.T. It was also the final competition to count Golfer of the Year points, which at the start of the day was just 2 points between Celine Bradley and Marian O’Sullivan in favour of Marian. Thoughts of a juicy punnet at the 10th inspired the young Sligo lass, although she feared ‘she had blown it’ at the 16 the, but kept plugging away until the last ball was in the last hole to emerge the victor this year again, by one point.The 13 hole competition on Thursday was played in close to gale force weather, or so it felt. Cathy Marren apparently never noticed it and won with 28 points. Runner up Rena O’Herlihy 27pts and 3rd Monica McDonagh 26pts.On Sat 15th Lady Captain Angela leads the team to play the Mary McDaid Memorial Cup in Portsalon Golf Club. Best wishes to everyone on what is always a most enjoyable day out. Lady Captain Angela, Mr Captain Niall and Mr President Padraic mentioned from time to thousand times, they qualified to play in the K Club last weekend! Representing the club very well, they narrowly missed out on a placing. No doubt, they may have mentioned once or twice the club is celebrating its centenary year in 2013!Next Tuesday there will be a club competition. Dare I say it, the Christmas Turkey competitions will soon be starting and the return of the very popular running hamper competition which will be 18 holes on weekends only. The competition secretary will be working furiously as always, to ensure all information is displayed on the notice board in advance.Photo: Winners in the End Of Season competition for Lady Beginners at Letterkenny Golf Club. Back Row: Left to Right: Mary Fowley, Barbara McFeely, Anne Condon, Marian O’SullivanFront Row: Left to Right: Helen Bonnar, Marie Gallen and Anne McAleer. GOLF NEWS: LETTERKENNY GOLF CLUB LADIES NOTES was last modified: September 9th, 2012 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:Letterkenny Golf Club Ladies noteslast_img read more

first_imgExamples of Akibot in UseTo understand how Akibot works, imagine the following scenario: you post a message that reads “There will be a meeting next Wednesday morning at 1 PM regarding the new development project.” In other enterprise Twitter clones like Yammer and Present.ly, only those others reading the stream of posts would see the message and would then be able to act on it, if need be. In Akibot, however, the system itself would understand the message and would create an appointment on the team calendar for you. It could even send you and your colleagues a reminder in the form of a text message or email when the meeting time drew near. Another example goes like this: say a colleague posts a message stating “here is the latest Penske file http://xxxxxxxxx,” – pointing to the resource hosted on the company’s intranet. A week later, another user could ask “Does anyone know where the latest Penske file is?”, and Akibot could then respond with a message pointing to the location previously posted. Akibot can also function as a time-tracking tool. All you would have to do is post a message letting everyone know when you’re beginning to work on a particular project and then post another when you’re done. What if Twitter understood what you were saying and could then take action on your messages? What if Twitter wasn’t just a place to post your random thoughts, but an A.I. bot that actually helped you get your work done? That’s the concept behind Akibot, a new enterprise microblogging service. At first glance, Akibot may look very much like your typical Twitter clone, but it does something very different: it combines the collective intelligence provided by microblogging with an artificial intelligence engine that lets the service take action on the messages posted. When Akibot’s developer Marcelo Pham first heard about Twitter, (surprisingly, only a few months ago!) he thought that it sounded like a silly idea. Yet the more he thought about it, the more he thought it began to make sense…just not the way that Twitter had envisioned it. Instead, Marcelo saw microblogging as a “very tiny step towards the machine reading our minds.” He then began to work on a concept for an enterprise microblogging platform that would take Twitter to the next logical step: analyzing what users are posting. He then added another function: intelligence. The end result is Akibot, the first “semantic actionable microblogging platform for the enterprise.” The microblogging service could even update your CRM system with information about customers and your interactions with them. Again, all you’d have to do is post the information to Akibot. How Does Akibot Work?In order for Akibot to do what it does, it seeks out various keywords in a post, but not using simple search or in a “brute force” sort of way. Instead, it looks at the sentence structure as a whole to determine meaning. Akibot’s main module is called the “preprocessor” which uses common elements of natural language processing (NLP) combined with two proprietary modules: a “contextual analyzer” and a “context>action” dictionary. The contextual analyzer take the results from the NLP module and finds the context using noun/pronoun/verb structures and then the “context>action” dictionary stores the relevant data and takes action on the item (e.g. it sends a reminder, updates your business software, etc.)Because Akibot understands natural language – that is, the way people naturally speak – end users posting their messages don’t have to use any special syntax in order for Akibot to understand them. However, if you do end up posting something Akibot doesn’t understand, it will just ask you to explain and then learns from that explanation so it never has to ask again. Even Simpler Than Twitter?There are a few things that Akibot does differently than Twitter. For example, there is no “follow” functionality. By default, everyone follows everyone else, but can “opt-out” from following certain other users if they wish. Since Akibot is meant to be used within a single company, this makes sense. The system is also designed to be uncomplicated so there are no groups, no tabs, no browse functionality, and no search. Like Twitter, though, Akibot supports private messages, but no special syntax is required here, either. To create one of these types of updates, a user simply clicks on “private” when posting. Still in Private BetaThe company is still brand-new and there are no exact launch dates yet regarding when it will become publicly available. A lot will depend on the feedback provided by the initial crop of beta testers. Also, if Akibot was to receive funding (they have none now), development could proceed at a faster pace, notes Marcel. At the moment, the company is considering offering Akibot for free for up to three users and then any additional users would cost $1/per user per month. If your company wants to join the private beta, you can sign up to be considered on Akibot’s homepage under the “Signup” option. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#enterprise#Product Reviews#twitter#web sarah perez Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Related Posts last_img read more

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#web jolie odell A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Quora, the super stealthy startup that was started by Facebook’s first CTO Adam D’Angelo and that is now in private beta, is beginning to crack its doors open for press, and the ReadWriteWeb crew is impressed and already mildly addicted.It’s a user-generated Q&A with real-time elements. It’s useful and fascinating, with similarities to apps such as Google Wave, Aardvark, FormSpring.me – but it’s beautifully built and easy to use off the bat. Read on for details on how to get your invitation for this still-private site.Topic experts in all areas of technology, design, startups and other areas are quickly populating the site. Users follow topics and other users, then get to participate in conversations around those topics or with those people. One of our favorite aspects of the site so far is that you can ask and answer provocative questions anonymously.To get an idea of how the site works and what it looks like, check out these screenshots: Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Since the invite process is a lot like Google Wave (each user gets a small number of invitations to email to friends), we’ve decided to pool our invitations and give them to our Facebook friends. So, if you go to the ReadWriteWeb Facebook page (and if you’re a fan, please add us and leave us a comment so we know who you are!), you’ll see a short screencast from Marshall Kirkpatrick with the email address for your to request your Quora invitation.We’ve got 100 invites to give away. The first 100 folks who email the address Marshall gives in our Facebook video will get them. Good luck, and thanks for reading and watching!UPDATE: Invites are gone, folks! If you didn’t see one, check your spam folder. If you don’t see one, try asking around Twitter or in the comments here.If you got your invite and are now inside Quora, leave us a comment and let us know what you think! We’ll be posting an in-depth analysis of the site later today, and we’d love to know what you think.last_img read more

first_imgIt was something that was at the back of their minds since that fateful day in Santiago in 2008 when they failed to qualify for the Beijing Olympics. In front of a packed stadium here on Sunday, the Indian team made amends for the debacle as they beat France 8-1 to make it to the London Olympics.Most of the players, who were part of the squad four years ago, said they were just happy to complete an “unfinished job”.”We are happy to leave the past behind,” an elated Sardar Singh, player of the tournament told Mail Today. “We never mentioned about that day, but the effect of that loss stayed with the team. Every member of that team, who played here, wanted to leave it behind and tonight we achieved it,” he said.The brilliant midfielder said that he was just happy to play his role. “I am in good form in the last three-four tournaments, but it is not only about me. It is about the team and I could not have done anything without the support of the entire team.” he said.Drag flicker Sandeep Singh, who slammed 16 goals in the tournament, said that his next task was to see the team do well in the Olympics. “The first target was to qualify for the Olympics. Now that we are through to London, we have to do well there.”I used to dream of scoring hundred goals for India and now I have more than 130. I even surpassed the target that was set for me in this tournament. I could not have hoped for a better tournament.”advertisementSandeep, however, said that his job does not end here. “We want to see India at the top and the first step is to be among the top four nations in hockey. My aim will be to play better and achieve the goals.”India coach Michael Nobbs, who was the guiding force behind the team’s victory, said it is just the start for India. “I am very satisfied with the result. As a team we have achiever whatever we set for this tournament, but this is just the beginning. The whole week was very stressful for everyone. We prepared the best we could, but there is always a possibility for going something wrong. Players are a happy and content lot. After some days off we will continue with the same high intensity practice.”Nobbs said that London will be a big test. “We will play against quality sides and that will be a real test for the players.” The Australian was all praise for Sandeep. “Sandeep is brilliant and he was terrific today he has improved a lot and he does what he knows best, score goals.”last_img read more

first_imgNEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nikola Mirotic watched his third 3-pointer of the first half swish through the hoop, turned to acknowledge the raucous, roaring crowd and raised his first triumphantly as he trotted back up court.Portland had a hard enough time dealing with Pelicans All-Star Anthony Davis and the New Orleans backcourt of Jrue Holiday and Rajon Rondo in Games 1 and 2. Pile on the finest playoff performance of Mirotic’s four NBA seasons, and the rout was on in Game 3.Mirotic scored a career playoff-best 30 points to go with eight rebounds, three steals and a block, and the Pelicans pushed Portland to the brink of elimination with a 119-102 victory on Thursday night.“I never thought I’d score 30 or something like that,” Mirotic said. “I’m just trying to play simple. If I have a shot, take a shot, so I need to give credit to my teammates. … It’s just about the team. It’s about winning.”To illustrate how hard New Orleans has been to defend in the series, Portland coach Terry Stotts made a point of noting that Mirotic was the third different Pelicans player to score 30 in a game. Davis had 35 in Game 1 and Holiday 33 in Game 2.“New Orleans played extremely well,” Stotts said. “We arguably had one of our worst games of the year, so it was a bad combination.”Davis had 28 points, 11 rebounds, three steals and two blocks for New Orleans, which can advance past the first round of the playoffs for the first time since 2008 with one more victory. Game 4 is Saturday.Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) goes to the basket against New Orleans Pelicans forward Nikola Mirotic (3) during the first half of Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in New Orleans, Thursday, April 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Veronica Dominach)The 6-foot-10 Mirotic, acquired in a midseason trade after DeMarcus Cousins’ season-ending Achilles tear, made 12 of 15 shots, scoring on everything from quick-release 3-pointers to cutting dunks and fast-break layups.“I knew I was capable to have games like this, but I never want to force any shots and always want to play simple, play for my teammates the same way they play for me,” Mirotic said. “I just want to show them they were right to bring me here.”Damian Lillard scored 20 for Portland, but missed nine of an unusually low 14 shots. He averaged about 19 shots per game this season, but said the Pelicans were defending him relentlessly.“They’re making me give the ball up,” Lillard said. “This is a different coverage than I’ve seen at any point in my career. … It’s two or three layers of defense. It’s tough to play against, man.”CJ McCollum scored 22 and Al-Farouq Aminu added 21, but Portland trailed by double digits for most of the first half and all of the second.The Blazers had no answer for a Pelicans offense orchestrated once again to prolific effect by Rondo, who had 16 points and 11 assists — giving him 37 assists in the series. Holiday added 16 points for New Orleans, which shot 53 percent (46 of 87).TIP-INSTrail Blazers: Starting F Evan Turner was scratched because of his toe injury sustained during Game 2 on Tuesday night. Maurice Harkless started in his place, scoring five points in 26 minutes. … The Blazers committed 24 turnovers, leading to 29 Pelicans points. … Finished 9 of 31 from 3-point range.Pelicans: Cousins was on the bench, attending his first game in New Orleans since his injury on Jan. 26. When he was shown cheering on his teammates on the main scoreboard, fans erupted into chants of “Boogie! Boogie!” … The Pelicans shot 11 of 27 from 3-point range and 16 of 19 on free throws. … Scored 62 points in the paint and 32 on fast breaks.SETTING THE TONEThe Pelicans wore alternate red uniforms and every fan was given a matching T-shirt, turning the entire packed seating area into a sea of red.The volume was high early with the crowd revved up for the first playoff game in New Orleans since 2015.The Blazers did nothing to silence the place, shooting about 35 percent and committing six turnovers in the opening quarter.New Orleans raced to an 18-point lead in the period, aided by Mirotic hitting five of his first seven shots for 14 early points.Mirotic scored 21 by halftime, which already represented a playoff career high.Davis joined the fray with his typical array of alley-oop dunks, one of which he caught with his back to the basket and threw down with a two-handed reverse jam.Rondo ran New Orleans’ offense with a tempo that gave Portland fits, and even when he was forced to settle for a deep 3 late in the shot clock, it went down, pushing the Pelicans’ lead to 20 in the first half.Portland never got closer than 13 after that and trailed by as many as 33 in the fourth quarter.FRESH LOOKPelicans coach Alvin Gentry said he’s not sure Mirotic’s decision to shave his beard had anything to do with his recent surge in production, but said the Pelicans are choosing to believe it does. He then added, “Tell Niko, no 5 o’clock shadows, OK?”UP NEXTThe series remains in New Orleans for Game 4 on Saturday night, when the Pelicans have an opportunity to complete the first playoff series sweep in franchise history.—By BRETT MARTEL , AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

first_imgAfter victories in all five divisions yesterday, Australia repeated the feat today. The New Zealanders fought hard but were unable to match the Aussies, and with pride on the line tomorrow will be out to prevent 3-0 series wins in all divisions. The Men’s 30’s match, as was expected, was the match of the tournament. In both a physical and passionate display the match had everything from injuries to periods of time, Australia coming from behind to steal victory in the tight battle. ResultsMen’s 50’s – Australia 7 defeated New Zealand 4.Men’s 45’s –  Australia 9 defeated New Zealand 2.Men’s 40’s – Australia 7 defeated New Zealand 4.Women’s 30’s – Australia 7 defeated New Zealand 2.Men’s 30’s – Australia 10 defeated New Zealand 8.For full match reports visit the Trans Tasman website at: http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=1-6460-0-114197-0last_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Arsenal teenager Martinelli stunned by Aubameyang: The guy on TV!by Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveGabriel Martinelli admits he was starstruck when first meeting Arsenal team-mate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.The 18-year-old kicked off his Arsenal career with a fine double in the 5-0 win over Nottingham Forest on Tuesday. Speaking after the game, the summer signing from Ituano revealed it was surreal meeting the famous striker.He told Globo Esporte: “It hadn’t sunk in yet. I arrived for lunch on the first day, I’m eating there, Aubameyang arrives and sits next to me, speaking Portuguese with me, ‘Tudo bem?’, trying to communicate. “You see, the guy so good, humble. I was like: ‘Man, Aubameyang, who I saw on TV, came to talk to me!””He’s also a guy who gave me a lot of support at the club, trying to communicate with me. I have to thank everyone at the club. They’re very nice people.” last_img read more

first_imgEDMONTON – Karanpal Singh Bhangu and Ricky Cenabre met the same fate minutes apart while working alone on a night shift at two different Mac’s convenience stores in south Edmonton.Each clerk was robbed, beaten and shot dead.A jury heard Tuesday that three people wearing bandanas over their faces and similar clothes walked into both stores on Dec. 18, 2015. In both robberies, one suspect was armed with a handgun and another had a machete.The Crown said evidence shows that, at some point, they changed who was holding the gun.“The person who shot Mr. Cenabre is not the person who shot Mr. Bhangu,” prosecutor John Watson told court in his opening statement. “But both of the people involved are part of the group of three.”Laylin Delorme, 27, is on trial after pleading not guilty to two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of robbery with a prohibited restricted firearm.Two co-accused have yet to stand trial.Watson didn’t explain what role Delorme is alleged to have played in the killings. He said the month-long trial will hear from about 35 witnesses, including DNA and firearms experts.One police photo entered as evidence shows a trail of blood leading through one of the stores. In another picture, two feet are sticking out from behind a counter next to an M&M’s candy display.Bhangu, 35, had recently emigrated from India. Cenabre, 41, had come to Canada five years earlier from the Philippines.Watson said the two stores were equipped with video surveillance cameras which captured one of the robbers wearing a distinctive jacket.A short time after the shootings, police spotted a man wearing the same jacket sitting in a car in the Collingwood neighbourhood. The vehicle sped off and officers pursued the vehicle until it crashed near Whitemud Drive.Officers arrested three people in the vehicle — two men and a 13-year-old boy. Watson said police searched the car and found a gun, machete, bandanas and duffel bags filled with cash, cigarettes and lottery tickets.last_img read more

first_imgNEW YORK — Global stock indexes jumped Wednesday to reverse some of their big losses from the week before. In the U.S., technology companies rallied and energy companies rose along with crude oil prices. Health care and industrial companies also jumped, while safer, high-dividend stocks like utilities and household goods makers were little changed.KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 index rose 31 points, or 1.2 per cent, to 2,668 at 10:10 a.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 271 points, or 1.1 per cent, to 24,641. The Nasdaq composite jumped 110 points, or 1.6 per cent, to 7,142. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks added 19 points, or 1.4 per cent, to 1,460.Stocks have gyrated this week after they took steep losses at the end of the week before. The repeated changes in direction reflect investors’ nervousness about the health of the global economy, as economic growth is expected to slow down in 2019 and the U.S.-China trade dispute and rising interest rates could both make that slowdown more painful.EARLY LEADERS: Among technology companies, Microsoft rallied 2 per cent to $110.79 and Apple added 1.3 per cent to $170.87. Amazon gained 2.3 per cent to $1,681 and Netflix jumped 3.6 per cent to $274.89 as internet and media companies joined in the gains.Among industrials, Caterpillar climbed 2.5 per cent to $126.27 and Boeing rose 1.4 per cent to $326.50. Equipment rental company United Rentals surged 7.8 per cent to $109.76 after it gave strong forecasts for 2019 and said it will start buying back more stock this month. The company said it stopped buying its own stock at the beginning of November following an acquisition.TURMOIL IN BRITAIN: British legislators forced a no-confidence vote in Prime Minister Theresa May. The vote is scheduled for later Wednesday and could end May’s tenure and bring even more chaos into British politics. Lawmakers within the Conservative Party have expressed frustrations with May over her negotiations of Britain’s departure from the European Union, and many of them want a cleaner break from the trading bloc. Opposition lawmakers don’t want Britain to leave the EU.The uncertainty has knocked the British pound sharply lower in recent days, but it rose Wednesday to $1.2622 from $1.2527. The British FTSE 100 stock index added 1.1 per cent.INFLATION WATCH: U.S. consumer prices were unchanged in November, according to the Labor Department. Prices had edged up over the previous seven months. Core inflation, which excludes volatile energy and food prices, rose 0.2 per cent in November and is up 2.2 per cent over the last year. However energy prices fell sharply as the price of crude oil plunged more than 20 per cent in November.OVERSEAS: The CAC 40 in France surged 2 per cent and Germany’s DAX rose 1.3 per cent. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 jumped 2.2 per cent and South Korea’s Kospi rose 1.4 per cent. The Hang Seng in Hong Kong added 1.6 per cent.ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude oil added 0.7 per cent to $52.02 a barrel in New York. Brent crude, the international standard, gained 1.5 per cent to $61.08 per barrel in London.BONDS: Bond prices slipped. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.89 per cent from 2.88 per cent.CURRENCIES: The dollar dipped to 113.29 yen from 113.40 yen. The euro rose to $1.1361 from $1.1325.____AP Markets Writer Marley Jay can be reached at http://twitter.com/MarleyJayAPMarley Jay, The Associated Presslast_img read more

first_imgUpcoming events to celebrate Literacy include;September 7th, 2019, Retro Run, For more information; CLICK HERESeptember 8th, 2019, Purple Light up of the Cultural Centre and LibrarySeptember 25th, 2019, Financial Literacy WorkshopSocial Media involvement with #PutYourPurpleOn #Literacy #LiteracyisLife #lLD2019The Fort St. John Literacy Society is dedicated to delivering diverse community programming that promotes literacy and provides learning opportunities in a supportive setting.The Literacy Society shares that literacy impacts every area of modern life such as health care, education, employment and the economy. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – September has been proclaimed as Literacy month in Fort St. John and there are many great reasons to celebrate and support literacy programming in the community.This September’s Province-wide initiative called Literacy is life is a way to raise awareness of the importance of literacy for British Columbians, raise awareness about community-based resources and raise funds to support community-based literacy programs and initiatives with all funding staying in Fort St. John.last_img read more