At The Finish Line…Caitlyn Jenner at the ESPY’s

first_imgYour Pittsburgh Steelers will celebrate “50 years” of training camps this year with a party for the fans starting at noon on July 26th at St. Vincent College in Latrobe. Food, music, vets, games, prizes, the whole nine yards. If you’re a true fan, you’ll get there. Here we go Steelers. Here we go!!! < You Have Just Crossed the Finish Line > Dez Bryant signs with the Cowboys for $70 million $ $ $. Guess that tells you who’s who and who’s not. Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 17th for the 2nd Annual Pittsburgh City League All-Sports Hall of Fame Inductions honoring the best of the best from the City League. Wyndham Hotel, Oakland, 6:00 p.m. reception, 7:00 p.m. event. Call (412) 628-4856 for information. A. J. Burnett stood tall and took it like a pro, but I know he’s fuming inside. You mean to tell me he makes the All-Star game for the first time in his “16 year” baseball history and they couldn’t put him in the game for one inning . . . c’mon man!!! BILL NEALYou can say what you want . . . and I know you will . . . but it took a lot of nerve for Bruce Jenner, a/k/a Caitlyn Jenner to go center stage at the ESPY’s and come all the way out of the closet as a transgender person. I don’t care, never did. To each their own and everybody has to find “their corner in the sky.” But, I can tell you this, if you want any secret I’ve got, you’re gonna have to open the casket after I’m dead and get ’em. I ain’t telling nothin! So you all think that Bill Cosby acted alone in this alleged assault on women . . . has anyone thought to ask “Fat Albert” what his role in this whole thing was. I’m just sayin! You know that old saying what goes around comes around? Well Tiger Woods is the proud owner of that saying now. The man can’t catch a break to save his cheatin life . . . oops, my bad! Even you hard core Tiger haters must admit this poor guy has suffered enough. The Armon Gilliam Memorial “Hard Work” Youth Basketball Camp is set for August 15th and 16th for boys and girls ages 8-16 years at the Penn Hill YMCA. $25 for the entire weekend. Complete supervision, college and pro players and coaches, lunch both days, camp t-shirt, training and weight lifting instructions, skills and drills and games. Call (412) 628-4856 to register now. Only 100 spots available. (412) 628-4856.last_img read more

PSG’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic will miss clash with Barça on Tuesday

first_img Upd. at 18:10 Meanwhile, Brazilian defender and one-time Barça target Thiago Silva will also miss the game — that could mean David Luiz and Marquinhos line up as Blanc’s two central defenders. The Swedish striker, keen to play in the match, had been trying to rush himself back to fitness, but his heel problem has not healed in time. CEST 29/09/2014 It had been touch and go as to whether Ibrahimovic would make the game against his former side, however his presence in Laurent Blanc’s side had not been completely discared. Argentine forward Ezequiel Lavezzi is another absentee for the French champions. Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed that they will be without Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimovic for Tuesday night’s Champions League game in Paris against Barcelona. However, it has now.  Ibrahimovic, now 32, spent one season plying his trade at Camp Nou when Pep Guardiola was in charge. Sport ENlast_img read more

Galway Tribesmen qualify for All-Ireland Grand Final

first_imgThe Galway Tribesmen were eventual winners on Saturday last when they a secured a narrow victory against the Athboy Longhorns to secure the Republic Of Ireland title. The team now will do battle against the best that Northern Ireland has to offer in the All Ireland Final next Saturday in the clubs biggest game in their short history. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Fresh from their win the previous week against the Dublin City Exiles, the men from the West started the game where they left off last week and had the Longhorns under pressure from the start. The Tribesmen were awarded a scrum as early as the 2nd minute close to the Longhorns line but were unable to capitalize on this early pressure. The first points of the game went to the Longhorns when they were awarded a kickable penalty on the 14th minute mark and their Irish International Casey Dunne duly slotted the ball between the posts to register two points.The Tribesmen however, maintained the pressure, led by their captain Andrew ‘Mika’ Atonio and quickly replied with a well worked try by winger Eddie Weaver in the corner. With an unsuccessful conversion attempt this put the Tribesmen ahead 4-2.Both teams tried everything to try and gain the advantage but both teams were unyielding in their defence and it difficult to see where the next points were going to come from.The question was answered on the 35th minute when the Alan McMahon stepped up for the Tribesmen and cleverly slotted over a drop goal. The one pointer gave the Tribesmen a 5-2 lead and this was score when the half time break arrived.The match resumed with the Longhorns in robust form and they immediately stole a march when Simon Deevy burst over from close range to put the Meath men in the ascendency. With Dunne slotting the conversion over this gave them an 8-5 advantage over the men from the west.However, it wasn’t long before the Tribesmen were back in the hunt, when ‘no nonsense’ prop forward Jason East making a significant contribution for the second week running, added a further 4 points to the Galway men’s tally. With Peter O’Neill converting this gave the Tribesmen a lead of 11-8.As the game progressed, both teams displayed tenacious defence and try scoring opportunities were few and far between despite the impressive running displays of Deevy for the Longhorns and Jacob Spargo and Jason East for the Tribesmen.The Tribesmen have come into a rich vein of form at the right time of the season and they were virtually faultless for the remainder of the game. The Longhorns, however were guilty of a couple indiscretions which were punished by the boot of Peter O’Neill who secured two further penalty kicks to add 4 further points for the Tribesmen. The tension was running high as the clock ran down but the Tribesmen maintained their impenetrable defensive wall. The game finished at 15-8.The Tribesmen now march on to the All Ireland Final next Saturday at the Carlisle Grounds in Bray, where they face the winners of the Northern Ireland league, the Ballynahinch Rabbitohs, in which the winners will be crowned the best team on the Island of Ireland. This has been a monumental season for the Tribesmen who started off the season with a ground breaking tour to North Wales and are now on the verge of lifting the trophy that will confirm them the best team in country!The final kicks off at 2pm at the Carlisle Grounds in Bray, Co Wicklow, Saturday 6th August.last_img read more

Galway City Council Notice re Connacht Semi-Final

first_imgIt is expected that attendance will be over 20,000 and as such high traffic volumes are expected in Galway, Salthill and Pearse Stadium areas as a result. Galway City Council and An Garda Síochána have met with the Galway GAA and Pearse Stadium Committees in preparation for the fixtures. A Traffic Management Plan is being put in place to ensure that delays are minimised. Bus Éireann will operate an increase public transport service between Eyre Square and Salthill and GAA clubs are organising private buses also to the match. This will include priority to all traffic on the Threadneedle Road, Bishop O’Donnell Road, Seamus Quirke Road, Quincentenary Bridge, Headford Road and Bothar na dTreabh as per attached map. Galway City Council will monitor our Traffic Control System and the Gardaí will direct traffic at all primary junctions along this route. All Supporters and Patrons are advised to use this route to and from the Stadium and to avoid the City Centre.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Pearse Stadium will host two games this Sunday 11th June. Kick Off at 1:30pm and 4pm. All Supporters and Patrons are urged to plan their journey and to arrive early, in order to avoid traffic congestion and delays. An Garda Síochána will be policing traffic and parking violations. The GAA are requesting, through clubs and media, that all Patrons arrive early, to park in the designated Car Parks and to park legally and responsibly at all times. Local Food and Beverage businesses in Salthill will be offering discounted prices to Match Day ticket holders before and after the games.last_img read more

Galway Honours Its Special Olympic Athletes And Coaches

first_imgMichelle O’Keane, Simon Lowry, Áine McDermott, Emma Barrett, Matthew Brennan and Katie Dillon were honoured as well as Coaches Gina Naughton, Evelyn Bohan, Michael Spellman and Angela Griffin and were presented with special plaques by Mayor McNeilis and Deputy Mayor Donal Lyons. Others to speak were Director of Special Olympics Connacht Myra Merrick and Jason Craughwell of Galway Sports Partnership. The iconic and historic surroundings of the Meyrick Hotel in Galway played host to a special reception hosted by Mayor of Galway Niall McNeilis for Galway’s six athletes and four coaches who performed with so much honour, distinction and success at the Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi. John Mulligan was there and he first spoke to Mayor Of Galway City Cllr Niall McNeilis…Myra Merrick was next to speak to John and they started by going back to the launch of Team Connacht which took place a year ago in the indoor arena of athlone IT.ETwo of the coaches that were honoured were Gina Naughton and Evelyn Bohan. They were next to speak to John.Finally, we hear from one of the athletes who took part in the games in Katie Dillon.The Galway Athletes and Coaches pictured with Mayor Niall McNeilis, Deputy Mayor Donal Lyons and our own John Mulligan at the Mayor’s reception held in the Meryick Hotel in Galway. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Presentation Athenry To Contest All-Ireland Camogie Final On Sunday

first_imgThey face Kilkenny’s Loreto in the decider in Banagher at 3pm. Presentation College, Athenry will attempt to win a first All-Ireland Senior Colleges Camogie title since 1978 this Sunday. Athenry won three senior titles in the 1970s but haven’tcontested the decider since successive replay losses to St. Mary’s,Charleville.Loreto are six-time winners since 2010 and beat St.Brigid’s, Loughrea in two of those finals. They have never met Presentation in the final but did beat the Athenryschool in the Junior deciders of 2007 and 2015.Presentation College, Athenry All-Ireland Senior A Camogie Finals1973 – Presentation, Mountmellick 4-2 PRESENTATIONCOLLEGE, ATHENRY 1-21974 – PRESENTATION COLLEGE, ATHENRY 3-1 St. Louis, Keel 1-01975 – PRESENTATION COLLEGE, ATHENRY 7-4 St. Brigid’s, Callan 2-41976 – Presentation, Mountmellick 2-2 PRSENTATIONCOLLEGE, ATHENRY 0-21977 – Scoil Mhuire, Cashel 3-3 PRESENTATION COLLEGE,ATHENRY 1-31978 – PRESENTATION COLLEGE, ATHENRY 2-3 Loreto, Coleraine 2-21979 – Scoil Mhuire, Cashel 3-3 PRESENTATION COLLEGE,ATHENRY 1-32006 – St. Mary’s, Charleville 1-9 PRESENTATION COLLEGE,ATHENRY 0-4 (Replay)2007 – St. Mary’s, Charleville 2-9 PRESENTATION COLLEGE,ATHENRY 2-6 (Replay)print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Lessons from Startup School from the Founders of Facebook, Groupon, GitHub and More

first_imgStartup School is an annual event co-sponsored by Y Combinator and BASES, Stanford University’s Business Association for Entrepreneurial Students. Today’s Startup School, now in its sixth year, was a day full of speakers, imparting their knowledge to a packed auditorium of entrepreneurs.The topics at Startup School ranged from the history of Silicon Valley innovation and the history (and future) of startup funding, to testing your hypothesis, pivoting, and optimizing for happiness. The speaker – 11 all told – gave presentations, followed by a short Q&A with audience members.Although you can watch the video archives on (and Paul Graham says he’ll be posting the essay version of his remarks online soon), here are some of the highlights from my lecture notes: Andy Bechtolsheim: Founder, Arista Networks, Sun MicrosystemsLecture topic: Innovation“Take ownership of your innovation.”Paul Graham: Co-founder, Y CombinatorLecture topic: Startup Funding – Super Angels versus VCsAs an investor, “if you are looking for the next Google, you don’t care if you invest at a $20 million valuation because the company is going to be worth billions. But if you are looking at a company that’s going to be acquired for $30 million… you might as well buy Apple stock.”“The next couple of years are going to be a great time for raising money. And as a result there will be a lot more startups. It’s going to be like the Internet bubble, just hopefully without the bursting.”Andrew Mason: Founder, GrouponLecture topic: Lessons Learned from the Failure of the point (or “Polishing Your Turds and Getting Super Rich”)You’re building a tool, not a piece of art. Don’t be blinded by visionRecognize and embrace your constraintsHave a growth planThe best tools aren’t always that coolYou’ll probably failQuit nowTom Preston-Werner: Founder, GitHubLecture topic: Luck, Bootstrapping, and Optimizing Your Happiness“Bootstrapping is a way to do something about the problems you have without letting someone else give you permission to do them.”At GitHub, “we took everything that is detrimental for optimizing our happiness and we threw them away.”“Do things that allow you to win and that allow someone else to win. It is not a zero-sum game.”Greg McAdoo: Partner, Sequoia CapitalLecture topic: What VCs Look for in Startups“Great companies don’t throw money at problems, they throw ideas at problems.”Reid Hoffman: Partner, Greylock, LinkedInLecture topic: Hypotheses on the Path to Adoption“If the competition is even mediocre, it can slow you down. It gets harder to get above the noise. But if you have to have competition, make sure your competition sucks.”“Be persistent, and hang on to your vision. And at the same time, be flexible.”Ron Conway: SV AngelLecture topic: Anecdotes from Napster, Google, and Facebook’s Early Days“You don’t need a business plan. You don’t need to have an MBA. All you need is a great idea. Anything is possible and you can accomplish it.”Adam D’Angelo: Founder, QuoraLecture topic: How to Leverage Your Advantages“if you’re not ready to start a company, think about the advantages you have or are accumulating. And if what you’re doing isn’t helping you build these advantages, think about how you might be able to get in a better position.”Dalton Caldwell: Founder, Picplz, ImeemLecture topic: Why a Music Startup is a Terrible IdeaRiffing on Chris Dixon’s statement that “every time an engineer joins Google, a startup dies,” Caldwall contends that “every time a founder does a music startup, a likely-more-successful-startup dies.”Mark Zuckerberg: Founder, FacebookInterviewed by Jessica Livingston“If you just work on stuff that you like and you’re passionate about, you don’t have to have a master plan with how things will play out.”“We have not bought a company for the company. We buy companies for the people.”Brian Chesky: Founder, AirbnbLecture topic: The First 1000 Days of Airbnb (or Be Tenacious)“It started with an airbed in our living room to solve our own problem.”“Go to your users.”Photo credits: Robert Scoble Tags:#events#start Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting audrey watters Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts last_img read more

Will Bing Get A Boost Thanks To Google’s Your Way?

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts dave copeland Tags:#search#web It may take awhile to figure out if Google has alienated some of its long-term search fans with yesterday’s launch of Your World. But if they did, Microsoft’s Bing may be poised to pick up some of the castoffs.Jon Mitchell has details on Your Way, but in a nutshell, the new service better integrates Google+ content into Google search. That could have some looking for more objective ways to search, while also raising the ire of some big Web players. Among the most vocal so far is Twitter, which said in a statement the changes are “bad for people, publishers, news organizations and Twitter users.” Google, for its part, said on Google+ it was “a bit surprised by Twitter’s comments about Search plus Your World, because they chose not to renew their agreement with us last summer” – but not before other critics piled on the search giant, with some users even threatening to boycott Google.All of this could play well for Bing. Since 2009, the number three search engine has had a partnership with Twitter similar to the one that lapsed with Google last summer. Since the Google agreement expired, it is now easier to find tweets in Bing via realtime searches than it is in Google. At the time of the breakup in July, it was unclear which side walked away, but Bing was quick to renew its ties with Twitter and strike a similar deal with Facebook.Yesterday’s news doesn’t put Bing any closer to become a verb, but the search engine was running second to Google with 15.1% of the market in December (it’s a distance third, as Google still controlled 65.9%, according to ComScore). In a keynote address at the Consumer Electronics Show this week, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said Bing, in conjunction with Yahoo!, now controlled 30 percent of the U.S. search market. The fallout from search isn’t the only reason why Bing may get a boost this year. The company has improved integration of Bing with Xbox and Kinect, which helps Microsoft grab a younger demographic when gamers move their search activity online from their consoles. Bing has also been working to improve its mobile offerings, releasing a much-imtpoved Bing app for Android and iOS5.But perhaps the biggest indication that Bing is worth paying attention to came from Google itself, when it paid $900 million to Mozilla to be the default search engine in Firefox for the next three years.center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Addressing Cloud Security: Reaching base camp on an ever-growing mountain

first_imgTwo questions never fail to come up whenever I’m talking about cloud computing:  What are best practices for cloud security and what are you Intel folks doing together with McAfee to address it?    So when we commissioned a study and cloud security survey on IT perspectives on cloud security, I didn’t think that I’d find too many surprises.   Seeing that 87% of companies surveyed said that they had substantial concerns regarding public cloud security certainly didn’t surprise me, but the fact that 69% had similar levels of concern around private clouds did.While security obviously isn’t just a challenge for public clouds, 65% of respondents believed they had a higher number of security breaches in public clouds vs private ones.   I know many of the leading cloud service providers in the industry and they do a very solid job of managing security and continuously enhancing their features.   But regardless of whether their security feature set is superior to the average enterprise, when it comes to purchasing decisions, perception is reality and apparently we need to help build confidence in IT’s use of public cloud services.To address this need, we’ve been working with McAfee to develop combinations of Intel hardware-enabled features that are exposed and management by McAfee tools to enhance the security capability for both public and private clouds.  In fact, we’ve taking on the joint mission to make security in the cloud as equal or better as best-in-class enterprise security.As an example of some of the capability we’re jointly enabling, we want to enable secure, trusted server pools and allow policies and access tools to recognize when those servers have been secured.   At Intel, we’ve enabled Trusted Execution Technology (TXT) in our latest Xeon E5-based platforms.    This allows virtual environments to boot with hardware-enhanced security features.   We’ve worked with Trapezoid Digital Security to demonstrate how TXT can be combined with McAfee’s e-Policy Orchestrator to demonstrate how to manage permissions based on whether a server has an established hardware root of trust.    This is just one of the elements that we’re highlighting in our joint McAfee and Intel security briefing today.   You can see some of the other solutions and highlights at to hear more or see how some of your peers are addressing cloud security?  Then join me at Forecast 2012 – a unique event led by the Open Data Center Alliance (a group of over 300 datacenter and IT professionals) – where both your peers and solutions providers will share their latest thinking on cloud security and best practices.last_img read more

South Africa wins first under-19 Commonwealth Cricket Championship

first_imgDe Villiers gets the awardFARIDABAD There was plenty to savour at the end of the first Under-19 Commonwealth Cricket Championship that concluded on January 11, with South Africa beating Bangladesh by 250 runs in the finals at the Nahar Singh Stadium. The emergence of Bangladesh as a force at the,De Villiers gets the awardFARIDABAD There was plenty to savour at the end of the first Under-19 Commonwealth Cricket Championship that concluded on January 11, with South Africa beating Bangladesh by 250 runs in the finals at the Nahar Singh Stadium.The emergence of Bangladesh as a force at the under-19 level augurs well for cricket. India too did well to be in the third spot displaying some fine talent that, over time, is sure to make its way into the national side.Says Vikram Kaul, general secretary of the championship’s organising committee: “This is the first time that the Commonwealth has associated itself with crick et at this level.”Efforts are now on to include the sport in the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi. The biggest talent throwers were South Africa, which produced boy wonder Abraham de Villiers (no relation to the illustrious Fanie de Villiers).He scored 192 runs in the finals and was justifiably declared the man of the match as well as the man of the tournament. A poet to boot, one of his verses reads: “Day dreamers are dangerous, they dream with eyes open, and make their dreams come true.” De Villiers certainly did. For himself, and his team.last_img read more