Andy Goldstein Sports Bar daily podcast – Friday, June 23

first_imgJoin Andy Goldstein and Jason Cundy and friends for the best bits of Thursday’s Sports Bar show.Highlights include fan calls on whether sportsmen should be banned for life if caught using recreational drugs, plus the latest Catch Cundy feature and Trev-anorey features!Listen above or click here to subscribe and download from iTunes.last_img

10K in memory of all those who have passed away

first_imgA 10k event to provide an opportunity to those who wish to run/walk in memory of those who have passed away or indeed are presently suffering will be held once again with November 20th being this year’s date .November historically and traditionally is a period which we in Ireland indeed internationally have set aside to remember loved ones that have died .The thinking is clearly an attempt to remember to do something meaningful to raise funds for a relevant charity of ones choice or alternatively just sign the white boards,a wall of Remembrance in memory of .Registration is 10 euro each or €30 for a family of 4. The venue and race /walk route is from the Finn Valley Centre, Stranorlar start time 11 am with pre registration by dropping in to Finn Valley Centre in the weeks previous or simply enter on the day.The course which is fast and flat takes in the scenic surrounds of Drumboe Forest returning to Ballybofey via Glenfinn Road to finish on the Valley track . In addition to the money raised for charity which is an individual/ family decision the registration fee goes towards underage athletics to support same and purchase sportshall equipment.Additionally a draw will be made on the day to decide a preferred group for a donation from the run funds in recent years it was St Vincent De Paul and Caolan Melaugh fund. In a way its a link with the past and supporting the future a novel social event with encouragement to family groups to come along run ,walk,jog.There will be refreshments of course afterwards . Facebook site Remembrance 10k /facebook why not log in Like and Share. Enquiries if required to [email protected] 10K in memory of all those who have passed away was last modified: October 6th, 2016 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)last_img read more

Last flight for Air New Zealand’s Boeing 767s

first_imgAir New Zealand is marking the end of an era spanning more than three decades as it operates its last Boeing 767 service on Friday.The Boeing 767-300ER operating flight NZ108  is due to fly out of Sydney at 6.35 pm local time and land in Auckland just before midnight New Zealand time.The kiwi carrier has been operating the widebody Boeing twin-engine jet since September, 1985 and this week retires its two remaining 767 to make way for the fuel-efficient Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner as part of a fleet simplification program.That plan will see sees the airline operate a simplified fleet of Airbus A320s, Boeing 777s and the 787-9s.  AIrNZ has 13 Dreamliners on order with two more due to arrive later this year as part of a delivery schedule running until late 2018.The two 767s have been sold and to be converted to freighters.Air NZ operated both the -300 and -200 variants of the 767 and used the aircraft on most of its long-haul routes as well as across the Tasman.“The Boeing 767 aircraft has been a stalwart at Air New Zealand for more than 30 years now but moving to operate the modern 787-9 Dreamliners on our long-haul routes will allow us to be more efficient and have a consistent wide-body fleet which will deliver benefits to both the business and customers,’’ Air NZ chief operations integrity and standards officer David Morgan said. “The use of the larger Dreamliners will result in a capacity increase of around three percent on the trans-Tasman and Pacific Island routes.  Customers also get to experience our Business Premier and Premium Economy cabins on the 787-9 aircraft.” The popular 767 was Boeing first twin-engine jet, the manufacturer’s first with a two-crew glass cockpit and sported a “super critical” wing design. It was introduced into commercial service by AirNZ partner United Airlines in 1982.Initially used on US domestic services, it achieved a milestone in 1985 when it received regulatory approval for extended overseas flights and later came to dominate trans-Atlantic services.Not counting military variants, Boeing produced  six members of the 767 family: The 767-200, -200ER, 767-300 stretched version, -300ER, -300 Freighter, and 767-400ER with its 5,600-nautical mile range overwater.last_img read more

US Department of Defense Embraces Open Source

first_imgAt the US Department of Defense, open source and proprietary software are now on equal footing. According to Defense Department guidance issued yesterday (PDF), open-source software (OSS) should be treated just like any other software product. The document also specifies some of the advantages of OSS for the Department of Defense (DoD). These include the ability to quickly alter the code as situations and missions change, the stability of the software because of the broad peer-review, as well as the absence of per-seat licensing costs.The document also stresses that OSS is “particularly suitable for rapid prototyping and experimentation, where the ability to ‘test drive’ the software with minimal costs and administrative delays can be important.”Clarifying OSS MisconceptionsThe DoD already uses some open-source products. This new memorandum is meant to provide guidance on the use of OSS and to clarify some misconceptions. According to the DoD, these misconceptions have hampered “effective DoD use and development of OSS.”One of these misconceptions is that the DoD would have to distribute any changes made to the OSS code. In reality, most open-source licenses permit users to modify code for internal use and these organizations only have to make the changes public if they distribute the code outside of their organizations. It’s good to see the government embrace open-source software – though some members of the open-source movement will feel a bit queasy about the DoD using their software. Just last week, the White House website became a Drupal site and hopefully other branches of government will follow the DoD’s lead and embrace open source as a valid means of acquiring and developing software.DOD Open Source Rules 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#news#web frederic lardinoislast_img read more

3 Things You can Learn about Video Marketing from Wipster’s CEO

first_imgLearn MoreThere’s so much more to learn from Wenlock’s Daily WiP series, so I’d highly recommend browsing this playlist. Video marketing is a dynamic field full of great opportunities and hidden missteps. Wipster’s CEO tells you what you need to know.Cover image via Shutterstock.For the past six months, Rollo Wenlock, the CEO of video review service Wipster, has been creating and sharing a YouTube video series called The Daily WiP. He’s almost hit 100 episodes, so it’s not quite a daily video, but it’s pretty close.There’s a lot to learn from Wenlock, not only because he’s practicing what he’s preaching (creating content, sharing ideas, and not worrying about the polish) but also because he’s also connected to a lot of media agencies, brands, creatives, and influencers — thanks to his role at Wipster.In this post, I’ve highlighted three of the many things I think Wenlock can teach video producers (editors, directors, producers, etc.) about video production and marketing.Offer More Than VideoIf you’re looking to improve your video production game in 2018, then you need to start thinking beyond your standard creative skill set. For example, how can you deliver an end-to-end solution for your clients — one that provides better outcomes for them and better income for you?This is the essential point Wenlock makes before jumping on a plane at the airport in episode 51 (remember sharing ideas is what matters, even if they’re unpolished).This kind of thinking could be especially profitable for anyone working with smaller clients who don’t have their own in-house teams or agency handlers (who might traditionally handle most aspects of the content pipeline after you’ve delivered the final files).Instead, can you take responsibility for the delivery and distribution of the content you’ve created? Wenlock gives the example of asking for the keys to their social media accounts.As Wenlock points out, this opens the door to deepening your client relationships through more regular contact on the basis of metric-based reporting and offers the opportunity to draw out lessons that could apply to their next commissioned video.I know that, as a freelance editor, I most often have no idea if a video turned out to be a success after I’ve handed it over. I just know that my clients come back for more, so something must be working. But really, that’s a very shallow view to take, especially when there is so much data to mine when it comes to audience engagement.If I got to see the viewing stats, how far into the video people watched, the comments, etc., I’d have a lot more information to draw upon for the next video for that particular client.Freelancers Working with BrandsBrands aren’t buying videos from you, they’re buying outcomes. —Rollo WenlockIn episode 21, Wenlock tackles the evolving relationship between brands and freelance creatives when every brand is turning into a content machine.He has some interesting suggestions to make about how you can better serve your clients, from up-skilling their in-house staff to switching to a subscription-based business model.If you can switch to a subscription model for which they pay you a monthly fee, then there’s a chance you might make more money — if you can handle all of your clients’ demands. The client may well be delighted to no longer sign off on per-production budgets. They might prefer to simply receive online content to share with their customers on a daily or weekly basis.There’s definitely a lot more nuance to this, but it’s worth taking the time to consider which of your own clients might be up for testing something like this. (Especially if they have designs on regularly engaging with customers via video.)A blend of subscription-based and per-production clients might bring your freelance business steadier cashflow, as you’ll have regular income to fall back on.The main challenge will be juggling all of your clients’ demands so that they feel like they have constant access to you — while also producing great videos within the subscription price.Look Back Before You Move ForwardIn this episode of the Daily WiP, which Wenlock says marks 80 videos in a row, he makes an important point about auditing your video history.Wenlock’s really talking to the brands producing video content, but as a creative serving these clients, this is a really useful thing to do, too, so you know what your client has done (and its impact) before you arrived.This can help you identify a few different things, which might include the following:Which videos were the most successful?Does an episodic approach work?What are the realistic benchmarks to measure against?By examining these things, you can develop any number of ideas:Topics that resonate with the client’s audience.Whether you should deliver a teaser or follow-up content — or a regular series.How many views or engagements are a realistic benchmark. Looking for more information on online video production? Check out these articles.Choosing the Best Aspect Ratio for Your Video5 Essential Tips for Editing Professional Interview Soundbites5 Ways to Improve Your Workflow with Client FeedbackHow Social Media Has Redefined the Aspect RatioCurate Your Soundtracks on the Go with the New PremiumBeat Applast_img read more

2014 NSWTA State Conference

first_imgAffiliates from across New South Wales will take part in the 2014 New South Wales Touch Association’s (NSWTA) State Conference on Saturday, 18 October and Sunday, 19 October at Bankstown Sports Club. In a busy weekend for NSWTA, the finals series of the 2014 Vawdon Cup will commence on Friday night, with the grand finals to be played on Saturday, 2 November with the Grand Finals.The conference will see administrators learn across many areas over the weekend, from the Touch Football Australia and National Rugby League Strategic Alliance update, to Fox Sports Pulse workshops as well as volunteer topics and interactive sessions for affiliates. The 2014 NSWTA Blues Awards Dinner will be held in conjunction with the event, recognising athletes, coaches, administrators and volunteers for their contribution to the sport. NRL superstar Benji Marshall will be in attendance as a guest of the NSWTA and will take part in the presentations with MC Joel Caine. For the first time, the prestigious Boland and Smith medals will also be presented at the Dinner, recognising the best players from the 2014 Vawdon Cup season.43 people will be awarded Blues Awards at the event, while the Rod Wise Medal for Volunteer of the Year sees Gunnedah’s Peta Devine, Sydney Scorpions’ Tim Kitchingham, Hunter Western Hornets’ Don Green, Mudgee’s Kathy Lang, Hills Hornets’ Brad Mitchell and Leeton’s Bruce Washington in contention for the award. The dinner will also see one of Australia’s best-known and leading comic entertainers, Vince Sorrenti, take to the stage. Stay tuned to the NSWTA and TFA websites and social media pages over the weekend for all of the latest news and information from the 2014 NSWTA State Conference:Touch Football AustraliaWebsite – www.touchfootball.com.au Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyausInstagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustraliaNew South Wales Touch AssociationWebsite – www.nswtouch.com.au Facebook – www.facebook.com/nswtouch Twitter – www.twitter.com/nsw_touch Instagram – www.instagram.com/nswtouch Related LinksNSWTA Conferencelast_img read more

Girls Make Your Move – Supporters Toolkit

first_imgThe Girls Make Your Move Supporters Toolkit has been launched to provide free resources for you to use to compliment your own promotions, while also supporting the initiative.  This toolkit comes on the back of the Girls Make Your Move initiative launched earlier this year by the Australian Department of Health. The campaign aims to encourage and support young women to be physically active. The Supporters Toolkit provides infographics, posters, images, web badges and social media content in support of the campaign and can be found through the ‘Get Involved’ page of the campaign website (listed below). Touch Football Australia is right behind the campaign and encourages all women to get active, have fun and enjoy participating in sport.If you would like more information on how to support the campaign please visit:www.australia.gov.au/girlsmoveRelated LinksGirls Make Your Movelast_img read more

a month agoNorwich boss Farke on Man City upset: Courage, amazing spirit

first_imgNorwich boss Farke on Man City upset: Courage, amazing spiritby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNorwich City boss Daniel Farke hailed his stand-ins for their shock victory over Manchester City.City’s long injury list meant Farke was forced into several changes, but his players did him proud.“It was a debut in the starting line-up for Sam Byram, a debut in the starting line-up for Ibrahim Amadou in a position that isn’t his natural one, and a first game for Alex Tettey,” said Farke. “It was difficult but we had to deliver against perhaps the best team in the world, and we did it in our style. We totally believe we are capable of reaching something extraordinary today, and we showed amazing spirit.“We have a lot of long-term injuries so it will be difficult. So we need this spirit and attitude because there will be setbacks and difficult moments and that’s when we will need our togetherness, and to remember moments like today.“Each and every game will be different, with teams with different styles and quality, but we have to take out of this game that if you stick together you always have a chance. Even if no one bets on you, with bravery and commitment and togetherness you can go far.”The boss also had a word for the City fans, who created an incredible atmosphere for the entire 90 minutes.“Carrow Road was an explosion and we needed this,” he said. “Without our fans, and their help to bring us over the line, we wouldn’t have had a chance to win today. We needed this unity from the fans, and big compliments to our supporters – they were crucial for our win.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

March Madness Tommy Amaker Leads Harvard to 1st Tourney

Harvard, the Ivy League school that lost its best two players before the season to – of all things – an academic scandal – epitomized the catch phrase “March Madness” Thursday night, crafting a bracket-busting upset of No. 3-seed New Mexico.The No. 14- seeded Crimson, led by coach Tommy Amaker, earned a 68-62 first-round victory in Salt Lake City, the first NCAA Tournament win in school history. Somewhere, President Barack Obama, a Harvard graduate, is smiling.Harvard’s most famous hoops alum, Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rocets tweeted: “YYYYYEEEEESSSSSSSSS!!! HARVARD winssss!!! hahahahhah i told you.”Amaker’s scheme of milking the clock and using the final seconds to execute their offense worked, as Harvard shot 44 per cent from three-point range. Guard Wesley Saunders calmly scored 18 points, including three key late free throws, and Laurent Rivard made five threes to key the Harvard surge.“Certainly I feel like it’s been a tremendous season thus far,” said Amaker, the one-time coach at Michigan. “To do it in this fashion, on this stage, against an outstanding team. . . We had to play well and get some help by them by not playing so well at times.“But it means the world to us, a significant win for us. I talked to (the players) about how meaningful this season has been for me. . . as much as any other time I’ve had in coaching.”Harvard was not expected to win the Ivy League this season, but it did. Amaker held his team together after its two top players, Kyle Casey and Brandon Curry, were embroiled in a take-home test scandal involving 125 students. They withdrew from school, leaving the team less experienced and talent-deficient.Still, they made their way to the tournament for the third time in Amaker’s six years and punctuated it with the conference’s biggest upset in March Madness.Fans at the game could sense something special was happening, and the crowd quickly began supporting Harvard.“We talked about how if we could pick up some game pressure on New Mexico we could pick up some fans,” Amaker said. “People root for underdogs, but they follow top dogs.”Harvard will be underdogs again when it faces No. 6-seed Arizona on Saturday. Clearly, that is of little concern now. read more