GAA NOTES: GLENSWILLY

first_imgThe lotto numbers for 21st November were 2,12,17,22 match 3 winner was Fiona McDaid, Letterkenny. Next weeks jackpot is €3,220.Congratulations to Termon who won the Laurence McGinty Cup beating Glenswilly 2-06 to 2-05 on Saturday.Could team managers and anyone who wants material included in the Donegal GAA yearbook forward it onto the PRO asap to the following address, neilgerardgallagher@gmail.com The Glenswilly dinner dance will take place on January 1st. Our extra special guest is Dr. McGuire and among our special guests will be Liam O Neill who takes over as GAA president next year, Joe Brolly who will be meeting up with his Glenswilly relations and Charlie Collins from Highland Radio. We hope to see all former and current players, club officers and supporters on the night. If you have relations who were involved and who will be down for the holidays why not bring them along and meet up with their former team mates. Get your tickets on Monday next from 8pm to 10pm at the clubhouse they are €25.00 each.Thanks to Seamus, Marie and Mary C and their team of Strictly Come Dancers who entertained everybody at the Silver Tassie on Saturday. Ten weeks of boot camp training all came together on the night. Well done to everybody who helped out and to the Dynamic Wave interval act, MC – Barry, and the four judges Geraldine, Kelda, Brendan and Michael “Flatley” Murphy. Congratulations to Kevin Burke and Anne Marie mc Daid who were crowned the winners.The gym is ladies only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8pm.There will be a skip from Letterkenny Skip Hire at the parish hall in Foxhall this Saturday from 11am to 4pm, anyone who wants to take scrap metal down are welcome to do so, funds will go to the hall, old washing machines, dishwashers, and metal of any kind. There will be Zumba Dance classes in the hall every Thursday @ 8.15pm, all are welcome.There will be a poker classic in Wilkins bar Churchill on Sunday 11th of Dec at 6pm sharp in aid of the Glenswilly GAA club, entry is €20 and €10 top up. Refreshments will be served on the evening, early bird chip before play starts. Any queries contact Joe Gibbons on 086 3492666.There will be Irish classes in the clubhouse on Tuesday 8th at 8pm, all are welcome.Anyone interested in doing a coaching course could they please contact Eddie Crawford.Next monthly meeting is on the 5th of December. GAA NOTES: GLENSWILLY was last modified: November 29th, 2011 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:Glenswilly GAA noteslast_img read more

Just How Popular Are Unofficial Twitter Clients?

first_imgWhen Twitter‘s platform lead Ryan Sarver sent out a missive to developers last week telling them to stop building Twitter clients, he argued that users should rely on the “official” Twitter apps. Sarver maintained that, indeed, most users were already doing so: “According to our data, 90% of active Twitter users use official Twitter apps on a monthly basis.”That assertion caught the attention of Sysomos, as Twitter’s data seemed inconsistent with some of the analysis that the social media analytics company has done on the Twitter ecosystem. So Sysomos took a sample of 25 million tweets from Friday, March 11. That data shows that 42% of tweets were made by unofficial apps – more than four times the figures that Twitter claims. Related Posts A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Which Unofficial Apps Are Popular?Sysomos notes that among these unofficial apps, the most popular are TweetDeck, UberSocial and Echofon, all owned by UberMedia, a company that ran into trouble with Twitter last month when two of its apps, UberTwitter and Twidroyd were suspended. Despite the strong showing of the UberMedia clients here, it’s worth pointing out that these stats put the popular TweetDeck at just 5.5% of total tweets, down from 19.9% in a June 2009 report.Why Are Sysomos’ Numbers Different From Twitter’s?Sysomos says that the “disconnect” between its analysis and Twitter’s claims probably comes from the way in which these figures were calculated. Sysomos has presented the client usage here based on the total number of tweets on March 11. Twitter’s numbers comes from the total number of users.It may be that the users who are on Twitter’s official apps aren’t as active as those who are using the unofficial ones. That’s not terribly surprising considering that these apps tend to offer more features than you can find via Twitter’s website – they offer analytics, better notifications, and integration with other social media services, for example.Even though the Sysmos analysis shows that there is still strong usage of unofficial Twitter apps, that number may be steadily on the decline. The June 2009 study found that 55% of tweets were made on these apps, while Friday’s figures now put unofficial app usage at 42%. As Twitter improves its own mobile and Web offerings, this trend will continue, helped on by what seems to be a strong stance from Twitter that it will be so. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Tags:#news#NYT#twitter#web audrey watterslast_img read more

Jolt for SP as senior MLC joins BJP

first_imgIn a blow to the Samajwadi Party (SP), its MLC Sarojini Agarwal resigned from the party and joined the BJP on Friday.Her defection assumes significance as it comes barely a week afterMLCs Bukkal Nawab and Yashwant Singh quit to join the ruling party during Amit Shah’s recent trip to Lucknow.‘Not comfortable’Ms. Agarwal, who has been associated with the SP for over two decades, said she quit the party as she was not feeling comfortable since Mulayam Singh was dethroned as president by his son Akhilesh Yadav last year. “My heart has not been into the party since Mulayam Singh ji ceased to be the national president. It was a difficult choice. I took time to decide but have finally taken the step.”U.P. Cabinet Minister Rita Bahuguna Joshi was by Ms. Agarwal’s side when she announced that she was joining the BJP. Ms. Joshi, who herself defected to the BJP from the Congress before the U.P. elections, said: “Given Modi ji’s working style and Yogi government’s move towards public welfare, it is natural that people are being attracted [to the BJP].”Responding to Ms. Agarwal’s resgination, Akhilesh Yadav accused the BJP of sabotage. “Patthar phenko, MLC todo [Throw stones, break away MLCs],” tweeted the former U.P. CM, who has accused the ruling party of pressurising Opposition party legislators to defect.The defection of the MLCs does not bode well for the Opposition as the BSP is also under the grip of fresh turmoil.last_img read more

Sale of Kashmir apples picks up pace, Diwali may boost it further

first_imgThe export of Kashmir’s famed apples is finally picking up pace, with growers from the volatile Anantnag area in south Kashmir topping the list of beneficiaries of the government-introduced Market Intervention Scheme (MIS) this year. About 4.46 lakh metric tonnes of apples, around 25% of the total produce, have already been transported outside the State despite the uncertain situation on the ground. All eyes are now on Diwali for a further hike in the sales.According to the figures of the State’s Horticulture Planning and Marketing Department, the MIS centre at Batengo in Anantnag has been able to export 70,178 boxes (worth ₹456.50 lakh) of apples, followed by the Sopore pick-up centre at 3,721 boxes (worth ₹22.14 lakh) and Srinagar at 2,510 boxes (worth ₹18.9 lakh) till October 9. However, the militancy-dominated district of Shopian witnessed the export of just 2,381 boxes worth ₹10.13 lakh. The MIS was introduced by the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd (NAFED) in a rare move to help the farmers in distress due to the lockdown and communication blockade imposed in Kashmir on August 5 after the Centre’s move to revoke J&K’s special status. The scheme has been able to pick up apples worth ₹5 crore so far.“The MIS was introduced to provide an option to the growers. It was able to make the market competitive. There was no compulsion to sell the fruit under the MIS only. We are expecting more farmers to come forward after the revision of prices,” Horticulture Planning and Marketing Department director G.M. Dar told The Hindu.Price revisionUnder the MIS scheme, there was a price revision and hike of ₹8 to 10 per kg for all the varieties of apples. “The new prices were offered after making the Delhi mandi as a baseline. This attempt is also a move to provide the farmers an option to come up with quality grading against good prices,” said Mr. Dar.The government is also asking the farmers to prepare high-quality boxes for upcoming festival of Diwali. “The box will be offered at ₹70 per kg. All eyes are on Diwali. Over 75% apple crop is still in the Valley. The market is likely is see an upward trend. Exports are picking up,” said Mr. Dar.Nazeer Ahmad, a farmer in Shopian, said his crop was sold out in June itself when buyers from Delhi visited the Valley. “I decided to sell only to traditional buyers and not the MIS as it will keep the back-and-forth linkages, established over decades, intact,” he said.last_img read more

Evan Fournier’s buzzer beater lifts Magic past Pistons

first_imgTS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Two days later, he downplayed the impact of the 20-minute team meeting he had with players after the game.“Nothing came out of the meeting that hasn’t been said before,” Casey said before Sunday’s game. “When you walk across the black lines, if you have your hard hat on and your boots tied, that is what this game is about. We haven’t exemplified that enough consistently and until we do, we’re going to be on a roller coaster.”UP NEXTPistons: Continue a four-game road trip Tuesday night at Milwaukee.Magic: Start a six-game road trip in Charlotte on Monday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES “Evan wants the ball at the end, he has courage,” Magic coach Steve Clifford said. “That was not an easy shot, but if he can get a shot like that, you’re comfortable he’s going to make it.”D.J. Augustin had 26 points and eight assists, and Nikola Vucevic and Aaron Gordon each scored 22 points to help the Magic win their second straight. Fournier finished with 13.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionWith the clock winding down, Fournier was the easy call for the potential winning shot attempt. He had a 3-pointer to beat Cleveland at the buzzer earlier this season.“I really embrace those moments,” Fournier said. “It’s everyone’s dream to have one buzzer beater in the NBA so having two is even better.” BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Fournier’s winning basket ended a wild finish in which Detroit wiped out an eight-point deficit in the final three minutes only to lose for the 11th time in their last 14 games.Luke Kennard scored 16 points to lead the Pistons. Reggie Bullock and Blake Griffin had 15 apiece and Andre Drummond had 14 points and 15 rebounds.Detroit thought it had pushed the game into overtime when Bullock was fouled on a 3-point attempt with 2.5 seconds to go and made all three free throws to tie the score at 107.However, the Pistons couldn’t come up with a stop when they needed one.“Games don’t come down to just one play,” Detroit coach Dwane Casey said. “There were way too many possessions before that when we did things that get you beat. We just have to learn to do the simple things.”ADVERTISEMENT Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Return to sender: Roger Federer looking forward to Serena Williams’ serve SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion From left to right, Orlando Magic’s Nikola Vucevic, Evan Fournier, Wes Iwundu, Jonathan Isaac and Isaiah Briscoe celebrate after Foruneir made the winning basket at the buzzer to defeat the Detroit Pistons in an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)ORLANDO, Florida — Even when he’s not having a big game, Evan Fournier is still the Orlando Magic’s best option at the end of games.Fournier took an inbounds pass outside the 3-point arc, dribbled to the free throw line and shot a floating jumper that dropped through the nets as the buzzer sounded on Orlando’s 109-107 win over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Neither team led by more than six points in the second half until Augustin sparked an 8-0 run with back-to-back 3-pointers and fed Jonathan Isaac for a fastbreak layup that gave Orlando a 95-87 lead with 7:07 left in the game.Later in the quarter, Augustin stole a rebound from Drummond, drove the lane and whipped a wraparound pass to Vucevic for an uncontested layup that made it 104-95 with 3 1/2 minutes to go.Detroit rallied quickly. A layup by Reggie Jackson cut the deficit to 105-104 with 8.9 seconds remaining.Orlando’s Terrence Ross got loose for a breakaway dunk with 5.4 seconds to go but Bullock’s free throws tied it.Fournier took the inbounds pass and immediately drove into the lane, lofting his shot just before the buzzer sound to give Orlando the win.TIP-INSPistons: Detroit came into the game off a season-worst 37-point loss to Indiana. … Detroit is No. 1 in offensive rebounding advantage over opponents with a plus-110 margin coming in. The Pistons added to that, grabbing 17 rebounds to 10 for the Magic. … Griffin took a nasty fall when he slipped on a wet floor while trying to inbound the ball after a turnover. Griffin lay on the floor for 15 seconds before getting up and continuing play.Magic: PG D.J. Augustin badly sprained his ankle after stepping on Griffin’s foot with 1:44 left in the game, but stayed in the game. … Orlando came in off as season-best 29-point win over Toronto. … F Jonathon Simmons left the game in the second quarter with an ankle injury and did not return. … The Magic outscored the Pistons 22-8 in points in the paint in the first quarter.MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING?Casey was upset enough with Detroit’s performance in a 125-88 loss at Indiana on Friday to apologize to fans for “one of the worst exhibitions we’ve put on the floor.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviñolast_img read more