McGUINNESS V HORAN – WATCH VIDEO INTERVIEWS WITH BOTH MANAGERS

first_imgDDTV: The managers of Donegal and Mayo go head-to-head on Sunday. Both men are passionate about their counties.In this video, both men talk about that passion and the game ahead.Click Play to watch comments from Jim McGuinness and James Horan.(Now that’s enough of the impartiality. Come on Jimmy!)  McGUINNESS V HORAN – WATCH VIDEO INTERVIEWS WITH BOTH MANAGERS was last modified: September 20th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:McGUINNESS V HORAN – WATCH VIDEO INTERVIEWS WITH BOTH MANAGERSlast_img read more

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Jessica works her magic to win Magician of the Year 2019

first_imgA young magician from Donegal has scooped the spellbinding title of Irish Magician of the Year at the IRARA Awards 2019.It’s not often that a magician is stunned, but Jessica Harkin was amazed to claim the prize alongside Burtonport’s Dylan Murray in the International Runway Achievers and Recognition Awards on Saturday last.“It was fantastic,” Jessica told Donegal Daily. The 22-year-old from Convoy has been doing magic for the past 11 years and has her sights firmly set on breaking America.“I’ve been trying to move to America and having an award under my belt is a great help,” she said.Jessica Harkin at the 2019 IRARA AwardsJessica was first enticed into the magnificent world of magic in 2009, when she saw psychological illusionist Derren Brown stick TV viewers to their sofas.“I was hooked after that. I started looking up tricks the next day and I realised this would be a great way to make friends.” Now, Jessica wows her audiences with comedy magic and prop tricks. She performs at parties across the county while astounding customers with clever tricks during her day job in Tesco. ‘Watch the little blue tokens’, is all she’ll say about that.The ultimate dream is to conquer the US, where the magic scene is so vast and the magic shops are plentiful.“Everything I’m doing is to work towards America, I’ve been three times since May, visiting Los Angeles and Vega. There are so many magicians and so many shows in places like the Magic Castle. To have my own show would be cool,” she said.Jessica HarkinJessica has been building up her contacts in the industry in the only way a magician can – through a deck of cards.“I’ve known Keith Barry since I was 14 and he sent me a deck of cards and some books. I kept those cards and anytime I ever meet any magicians I get their signature. “I’ve just filled a whole pack with names such as Derren Brown, Penn & Teller, Paul Daniels and David Copperfield,” she said.For now, Jessica is enjoying comedy and open mic nights to showcase her captivating and entertaining skills.“Performing is so much, I just love making people smile.”For a sample of her magic, check out Jessica’s Showreel here:  Jessica works her magic to win Magician of the Year 2019 was last modified: March 30th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:jessica harkinMagicianlast_img read more

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Sharks on Game 7 nerves: ‘Who cares where the pressure is?’

first_imgThe Sharks, like most veteran teams, insist it’s “just another game.”In fact, defenseman Brent Burns dropped that exact Game 7 cliche in a conference call the morning after Monday’s overtime loss to the Colorado Avalanche.Wednesday’s game against Colorado will determine who moves on to the Western Conference final, but high-leverage games are old hat for San Jose.The Sharks played three must-win games last round against the Vegas Golden Knights, including the historic Game 7 comeback from …last_img

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SA approves R33bn in renewable projects

first_img5 November 2013 The government has approved an additional 17 renewable energy projects, paving the way for a further R33.8-billion (US$3.3-billion) worth of investment that will add up to 1 470 megawatts (MW) of clean energy to South Africa’s national grid. The Department of Energy said on Monday that it had signed agreements with 17 new preferred bidders in the third window, or round, of its renewable energy programme for independent power producers. This follows the signing off of 47 projects in the first and second rounds of the programme, for projects already well under way provide South Africa with around 2 400MW of renewable energy, involving investments totalling around R150-billion. Announcing the new preferred bidders in Pretoria, Energy Minister Ben Martins said that most of the first- and second-round projects were currently under construction, with come expected to start delivering energy by December. Martins noted that a total of 93 bids (for solar photovoltaic, wind, concentrating solar power and landfill gas) amounting to 6 023MW had been received for the third round of bidding. No bids had been received for biogas, even though the department had a 12MW maximum allocation for this round. “The bids amounted to 6 023MW, while the available megawatts for allocation is only 1 473MW,” Martins said, adding that department had been pleased with the competitive pricing offered by the bids. According to Business Day, the average price offered for power generated from wind – which received the bulk of the third round allocation – had dropped from R11.43 per kilowatt hour (kWh) in the first round to R6.65/kWh in the third round. State electricity company Eskom will buy power from the new plants once they up and running, in terms of power purchase agreements signed with the producers and backed by the government. South Africa is presently rated as the 12th most attractive investment destination for renewable energy. “This bodes very well for South Africa, as the programme has achieved international acclaim for fairness, transparency and certainty of programme,” Martins said, adding that there had been a progressive increase in the local content and job creation numbers offered by the bidders. The department’s director-general, Nelly Magubane, said that some bidders had exceeded the local content requirement of no less than 40%, with some indicating that their projects would involve up to 56% local content. Martins said the energy sector was expected to play a major role in creating green sector jobs, developing skills and transferring technology into South Africa’s economy. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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5 Ways TV Will Evolve in 2013

first_imgRelated Posts john paul titlow 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout If you were expecting the Internet to upend TV like it mangled the print media business, you may have noticed by now that things aren’t so simple. The Web is very good at delivering text and static images, but when it comes to TV-quality video content, it turns out that cable providers are still much better at that. Internet TV has two serious handicaps: content and the user interface. In 2012, the status quo crept forward in both areas, albeit slowly. Next year, TV will continue its gradual evolution toward something completely different from what we grew up with. Social TV Grows Up The term “social TV” has bounced around tech blogs and media conference halls for a few years now. Next year, the intersection between TV and social media will mature beyond stats and fads and evolve into something that makes a real impact on viewers and show producers alike. The most telling sign that social TV is coming of age arrived just before the close of 2012, when Nielsen announced the first official Twitter-based rating system. It’s not every day a technological force comes along that causes Nielsen to change what it’s been doing since the 1950s. But research has shown that social chatter about TV shows actually correlates with ratings and Twitter itself has been taking its role in television more seriously through media partnerships and launching promotional campaigns for new shows. The concept of the second screen, where additional content can be viewed on a tablet or smartphone, will also evolve in 2013. Nearly 90% of tablet owners use them while they watch TV, but content companies and app developers have had a hard time figuring out exactly how to capitalize on this. Apps like Zeebox and iTV are well-positioned to serve as digital companions to TV viewers, while services like GetGlue and Miso will evolve past the social check-in and move toward content discovery. Meanwhile, we’ll see more social media-fueled content discovery. Personalized “Flipboard-for-video” apps like Showyou, Frequency and Vodio are already changing the way early adopters find and consume Web video and technologies like Apple’s AirPlay puts those socially-curated, lean-back video experiences on the TV. Expect to see this category mature in 2013 as new users flock to these apps. Apple Advances The Internet TV Interface Whether you’re an Apple fan or not, it’s hard to deny the sizable impact they tend to have on most markets they enter. Next year, television will go from being the “hobby” Steve Jobs talked about to an “area of intense interest” for Tim Cook and Apple’s executive team. Apple’s HDTV won’t sell at a rate comparable to the iPad’s explosion. Any expectation to the contrary would be silly, considering Apple is entering a well-established market, not inventing a new one. Whatever they come up with, it will set a new standard for how Internet-based video content is displayed on a TV screen and crucially, how that content integrates with tried-and-true TV programming from traditional providers.  12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Tags:#Apple#Apple TV#Hulu#Netflix#television#YouTube Internet TV’s Original Programming RevolutionOriginal, Web-first TV programming from Internet companies was a big trend in 2012. Hulu, Netflix and YouTube all made major investments in original content, with each one experimenting with Web-only TV shows. Google has already begun weeding out the weakest offerings in an effort to fine-tune its TV-style content offering. The biggest test for the viability of Internet-only TV content will come next year when Arrested Development returns not to the Fox network on which it originally aired, but exclusively to Netflix. This will be the first time a popular show makes the transition from broadcast to Internet-only distribution. Will the new season live up to months of eager hype? How well will the one-season-at-a-time release schedule of Netflix work compared to the staggered airing of a real TV show? Will Netflix see a bump in sign-ups? The success of Arrested Development’s new season will influence future decisions about Internet TV content, especially when it comes to beloved but off-the-air shows. If Netflix scores a big hit with the Bluth family, expect Hulu and YouTube to try and emulate its success. Remote 2.0: The Evolution of User Controls As imperfect as the user interface is for Internet TV, traditional television and cable set-ups aren’t exactly known for their ease-of-use. Just ask my mother when she’s faced with a coffee table full of remote controls.  Apple will likely lead the charge here, but either way, expect the way we interact with TV content to get simplified. Fewer buttons and a more intuitive design are coming to a remote control near you, while on-screen menus get some polish of their own. One company experimenting with simplified remote control design is Bose, whose VideoWave entertainment system has a remote that sports a touch pad and six buttons, shifting most of the commonly-used buttons to the TV screen itself. The remote works with just about any external device, from Blu Ray players and XBox 360 to Roku and Apple TV. TV interface controls will also expand beyond pointing a remote control at the screen. In the future, we’ll interact with TV content using our voices and gesture-based controls. We’re already seeing a glimpse of how this will work thanks to the Kinect on XBox, the iPad and the various Siri hacks developers have created. Indeed, the inclusion of Siri is one of the most frequently-mentioned features of the rumored Apple HDTV. Meanwhile, Google has been baking its ever-more-effective voice search into more of its mobile apps. The Convergence of Mobile and TelevisionIn 2013, expect your TV to look more like your smartphone. The convergence of television and mobile platforms will continue next year, as TV software designers rethink the user interface and AirPlay-style functionality grows more mainstream. As mobile video apps mature and consumers get used to the idea of wirelessly beaming their tablets to their TVs, the line between mobile and TV will blur. Ease-of-use is key here. Hassle-free connectivity of the sort offered by Apple’s AirPlay will enable even the least tech-savvy consumers to connect their tablets to their TVs. The couch is already where tablets get used the most, according to research conducted by Google. And watching video is already one of the most popular activities for which people use their tablets, according to Google, the Online Publishers Association and just about everybody else who’s studied tablet usage behavior. The only missing link was the wireless beaming technology now provided by Apple’s AirPlay and an eventual Google equivalent. Adoption of that feature is dependent on the growth of set-top streaming boxes or, better yet, connected TVs.Top image courtesy of Shutterstock. last_img read more

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La Salle, FEU strong picks

first_imgNATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters So beats Colombian; Sadorra loses Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games “Our team caught a lot of people by surprise,” said Sandy Arespacochaga, deputy of Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin. “We did well so it’s also a challenge for us to be consistent.”For University of the Philippines coach Bo Perasol, the challenge is dealing with the absence of key recruits Ibrahim Quattara and Rob Ricafort, who were declared ineligible Monday, just hours before the league’s press conference at Mall of Asia Arena.“We don’t know yet how our team will look like,” said Perasol, noting UP will appeal the league’s decision that his players need to serve one more year of residency.The season kicks off with University of the East and National U battling at 2 p.m. this Saturday at MoA Arena, followed by the 4 p.m. clash between Ateneo and Adamson.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “It’s a big test playing without Ben,” Ayo said of his Cameroonian center, who may miss two games as he plays for his national team in the 2017 Fiba Afrobasket. “But we don’t rely on one player only, we rely on our system.”Ayo, as well as new FEU coach Olsen Racela, said their teams had moved on from last week’s invitational game that resulted in an ugly free-for-all in Davao City. It’s the second straight year the two schools figured in a preseason altercation.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“What I always preach and tell my players in basketball or in life is not to dwell on the past—move forward, be mindful of the present,” said Racela.All’s well between coaches Aldin Ayo of La Salle (left) and Olsen Racela of Far Eastern U after a recent offseason brawl among their players in Davao City. —Sherwin VardeleonThe Archers and the Tamaraws stand as favorites this season along with the Ateneo Blue Eagles, who reached the finals last year despite the graduation of several veterans. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim A preseason brawl between La Salle and Far Eastern University may have fanned the animosity between the two powerhouse squads, but Green Archers coach Aldin Ayo would rather have his players deal with the absence of their main man.Ben Mbala, last season’s Most Valuable Player, won’t see action with the defending champion Archers when Season 80 of the UAAP men’s basketball tournament fires off this weekend.ADVERTISEMENT La Salle, FEU put ugly offseason brawl behind: ‘Let’s forget what happened’1.7K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 LATEST STORIES Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side View commentslast_img read more

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Training camps are a deciding factor in ensuring a win

first_imgWhen people are expecting big things from you, it is obviously quite hard to live up to them. While India can be proud of reaching the finals of the singles events in tennis, we have been disappointed by the results of the doubles and the mixed events.A tally of one gold, one silver and two bronze is certainly not what the public was expecting from us. The biggest positive to come out, in my opinion, was Sania Mirza’s great return to form. The grit and determination she showed in the final against top seed Anastasia Rodionova from Australia was fantastic.But Sania and Leander Paes’s shock exit from the mixed doubles event was followed by another shocker in the men’s doubles when Leander and Mahesh Bhupathi lost on Saturday.With their 13-year-long winning streak in Davis Cup, nothing but a gold was expected of them, but Paul Hanley and Peter Luczak were far too experienced and gritty to let the home crowd assist the Indians.Which is why India’s lone hope of a tennis gold rested on top seed Somdev Devvarman and he did not disappoint. Somdev is a picture of total professionalism and delivered what the public was waiting for.As for me, Rohan Bopanna and I had a tough draw and we lost to top seeds Hanley and Rodionova in the first round itself. It took us almost five to six games to get used to each other’s playing styles.Despite not having practised even once together, I guess we did quite well because we pushed the top seeds into three sets. I think we could have planned the lead-up to the Games a bit better. It should be mandatory for all players to attend a camp leading up to events like these.advertisementOnly then can we practice with different combinations for doubles and mixed doubles. Australians have dominated the scene in tennis, having snapped up four (five) gold. Their singleminded focus is something that demands appreciation.In other news around the Games Village, I think this is the first time I have seen the paragames being held along with the main games.At the dining hall, there is more “food for thought” when you see somebody in a wheelchair, or without a hand, yearning to excel in sports. It really makes us realise how trivial many of our problems are.In conclusion, I feel the CWG has been a success. Starting from the spectacular opening ceremony, India has risen to the occasion. That is not to say everything has passed off without glitches. But I hope we can learn from this experience and make ourselves more ready in the future.last_img read more

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Premier League: Chelsea suffer title bid blow with loss to West Ham United

first_imgWest Ham United put a fresh dent in Chelsea’s fading hopes of retaining the English title on Saturday when they beat the Premier League champions 1-0, thanks to a first goal for Marko Arnautovic since he joined West Ham in July.Arnautovic swapped passes with Manuel Lanzini on the edge of the Chelsea penalty area and curled a low shot beyond Thibaut Courtois in the sixth minute of the London derby at West Ham’s London Stadium.Chelsea struggled to break down a West Ham defence that looks much sturdier under new manager David Moyes, and the visitors were vulnerable on the break to the power of Arnautovic and Michail Antonio playing as a striker.The result left Chelsea 11 points behind runaway league leaders Manchester City and three behind second-placed Manchester United ahead of Sunday’s derby between the two Manchester clubs.STEVE MOUNIE DOUBLE HELPS HUDDERSFIELD TO 2-0 WIN OVER BRIGHTONHuddersfield Town forward Steve Mounie struck twice in the first half as his side coasted to a 2-0 Premier League win over Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday.The Benin-born striker, who had not scored since netting a brace on the opening day of the season, ghosted in at the far post to bundle the ball home from Huddersfield’s first corner of the game in the 12th minute.Photo Credit: ReutersThe 23-year-old, who arrived at Huddersfield from French side Montpellier in July, made it two with a header just before halftime as Brighton failed to clear another set piece.With Brighton barely threatening in attack, Huddersfield continued to dominate after the break, but wasteful finishing prevented them from adding to their goal tally.advertisementSCOTT ARFIELD’S ICE COOL FINISH GIVES BURNLEY WIN OVER WATFORDScott Arfield’s goal on the stroke of halftime was enough to give seventh placed Burnley a 1-0 win over eighth placed Watford in the Premier League on Saturday.Pre-match snow made for wintry conditions at Turf Moor for the clash of two of the surprise packages of the season so far and it was Scottish-born Canadian international Arfield, in for the injured Robbie Brady, who rose to the occasion.Iceland winger Johann Berg Gudmundsson’s low cross was well collected by Arfield who beat his marker and delivered a slick finish to beat Huerelho Gomes in the 45th minute.Watford had been down to ten men from the 39th minute after Marvin Zeegelaar was shown a straight red for a wild challenge on Steven Defour. Burnley had two efforts disallowed for offside in the second half.last_img read more

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