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GAA NEWS: TIR CHONAILL GAELS CLUB NOTES

first_imgTir Chonaill Gaels Club Notes 05/11/2012:Reserves: The reserve team returned to action last weekend after a long lay off with a championship semi final against Parnells.Played in Greenford in what can only be described as monsoon conditions the lads showed early signs of rustiness but as the half progressed they improved vastly.Making his first appearance of the season was the excellent Ronan Walsh who would not look out of place in the current senior team, along with David Cannon and Damian Donnellan in a miserly full back line.Vivian Browne had a sound game in the full forward line scoring three points from play and setting up a goal for Niall Gilleece. Playing with the wind in the opening half the lads chalked up 1-3 but that score line could have being easily trebled but for some poor finishing.The second half saw the Gaels with even more procession with Brendan Mc Antarnsay and Keith Morrow pushing forward and creating more scores.Overall it was an excellent team performance considering the conditions and now we can look forward to the final in two weeks time against Fulham Irish.The club wish Gary Kane a speedy recovery after sustaining a hand injury in the first half. Final score TCG 2-8; Fulham Irish 0-3.Fixtures:This weekend the seniors play their final domestic match of the season with the final of the Conway cup against KKG on Sunday in Greenford. The lads to date have won the Championship and league and lost in the final of the Tipperary cup, so a win here would be an excellent season’s work in town before our All-Ireland encounter against the Munster champions on December 16th.Our under 21 team play in the Championship final against Tara/Harlesden on Saturday at Greenford with a 2-30pm throw-in.The reserve team play against North London Shamrocks in the league semi final with time and venue to be confirmed.Please check local papers or the club website for confirmation of all of these fixtures. All support very much appreciated for all of these fixtures.Condolences:The club would like to pass on our condolences to club players Brendan and Daniel Friel on the loss of their sister in law Elaine last weekend in Donegal.Our prayers and thoughts are with their family at this very difficult time, may she rest in peace.Poker Classic:The club are happy to announce the return of our popular annual poker classic in partnership with bookmakers BET365 on Friday 14th December 2012.This event always creates a lot of interest with a good nights Craic guaranteed, entry fee for poker is £50 which includes a free pint and hot buffet.Maurice Carr who has won this for the last two years (sober) says he will take it easy this time around and will have the beer goggles on.There is only a limited number of 90 places available so book your seat early by contacting club secretary Stephen Mc Loughlin on 07788 723922.Lottery Results:Lotto results for 01/11/12Jackpot £2,500 Numbers drawn 2-13-21-23No jackpot winners, £25 lucky dip winners, Duggie, c/o TCG, Brendan Friel, c/o TCG, Lizzie Gray, TCG Wag, Porto Joe, c/o Conningham Arms.Next jackpot £2,550, draw takes place on 08/11/12Play online at www.tirchonaillgaels.comGAA NEWS: TIR CHONAILL GAELS CLUB NOTES was last modified: November 4th, 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:TIR CHONAILL GAELS CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

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DUBLIN STAR ADMITS DEFEAT TO DONEGAL WAS LIKE A FAMILY BEREAVEMENT

first_imgPaul Flynn under pressure from Michael Murphy during Donegal’s famous victory over Dublin in the All-Ireland semi-final in August.Dublin GAA star Paul Flynn has admitted that last summer’s All-Ireland semi-final defeat to Donegal was like suffering a family bereavement.Flynn was speaking ahead of the highly anticipated rematch between Dublin and Donegal at Croke Park this weekend in the second round of matches in the Allianz National League.Dublin were odds-on favourites to defeat Donegal having destroyed any opposition put in-front of them prior to that All-Ireland semi-final clash. Jim McGuinness and Donegal didn’t read the script.The landscape has changed and Rory Gallagher is now the Donegal manager and takes his troops to HQ on Saturday night hoping for a repeat performance and result.However, Flynn admitted that the defeat was hard to stomach and likened the pain to that of a bereavement.In a candid interview with The Irish Daily Mirror Flynn said, “If we had a scored one of our goal opportunities it would have made a hell of a difference. “In many ways, it’s horrible to say it, but it’s like a bereavement.“If there is a bereavement in the family the people you want to be around are your family.“In a case like that the only people you want to be around are your team-mates who are the only ones who know exactly how your feeling.“So in the days afterwards it’s always good to meet up with the guys have a few drinks on it and reflect  on it, or not reflect on it, whatever it may be.Flynn will miss out on this weekend’s clash as he continues his rehab after surgery. DUBLIN STAR ADMITS DEFEAT TO DONEGAL WAS LIKE A FAMILY BEREAVEMENT was last modified: February 3rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:donegaldublinGAAnewsPaul FlynnSportlast_img read more

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Temperatures soar to 20C in sunny Donegal

first_imgThe north west is basking in sunshine and heat today as summer weather finally arrives in Donegal.The weather has warmed up to highs of 20C this Monday, with the west experiencing the best of the heat.We’ll have to enjoy the good weather while it lasts though, as rain is set to arrive later in the week. Met Eireann forecasters say that while the days are hot, temperatures will dip at nighttime.Tonight will be dry with clear spells and temperatures of 5-8C.The sun will return on Tuesday with highest temperatures of 15 to 19 degrees and warmest in the north west.Wednesday is also expected to be dry and bright and reach up to 20C again. More cloud is likely on Thursday as the hot spell continues, before showers set in on Friday.Temperatures soar to 20C in sunny Donegal was last modified: May 13th, 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)last_img read more

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Win an iPad and €1000 with Letterkenny Shopping Centre’s recycling initiative

first_imgYounger customers at Letterkenny Shopping Centre have just been given a very fun reason to recycle their empty clean plastic bottles.The shopping centre has launched a super recycling campaign aimed at children. The centre will have a large cube on the mall into which children are asked to throw their empty plastic bottles with their entry forms inside them.The lucky winner will be contacted on November 4th and will receive an iPad for themselves and €1000 for their school. Manager Brian McCracken says: “We are very much aware of how important recycling is to our customers and for our country so we are delighted to help in any way we can to ensure more plastic is being recycled and not ending up in landfill or in our oceans.“When our cube is full we estimate we will have 10,000 plastic bottles which the shopping centre will recycle at the end of the campaign.”The Letterkenny Shopping Centre is committed to supporting its local community with campaigns and initiatives like this.All local schools have been asked to compete and take part in this awareness campaign. Win an iPad and €1000 with Letterkenny Shopping Centre’s recycling initiative was last modified: October 8th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

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Watch: Nelson Mandela Bay New Year timelapse

first_imgA screen grab from the video showing the fireworks display just after midnight on New Year’s Eve.Staff writerSouth Africa’s sunny coastal cities have a longstanding and fun tradition to usher in each new year: fireworks over the ocean on New Year’s Eve, and then everyone – but everyone – flocks to the beach on New Year’s Day.YouTube user Chris Wright captured all of this at the Port Elizabeth beachfront in Nelson Mandela Bay in a timelapse video condensing the festivities from 31 December 2014 to 2 January 2015 into just one minute and 45 seconds.Watch the video:last_img read more

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Eight Manipur tribals killed in 2015 violence laid to rest

first_imgEight persons killed in police action during a protest against the Inner Line Permit Bills in September 2015 were buried in Churachandpur district of Manipur on Wednesday.The bodies had been preserved in a morgue for over 600 days. Nine persons were killed in the violence, and one was buried earlier.The Bills were passed by the Assembly on August 31, 2015. After a protest broke out, the Congress, then in power, maintained that the Bills were not detrimental to the tribal people. The issue was resolved after the BJP-led coalition came to power on March 15. Among the tribes opposing the Bills were the Nagas. This is an achievement of Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, after he helped to end the four-month economic blockade imposed by the United Naga Council against the creation of news districts. The Assembly passed the Bills after protracted agitations demanding an Inner Line Permit, which is required to enter certain restricted areas.Some elected members were present at the function on Wednesday. Gun saluteA gun salute was given to the bodies which were taken in procession from the morgue. The police tightened security in the district, and shops and schools were closed.last_img read more

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Titli casts a pall of gloom in Odisha

first_imgThe devastation wrought by the cyclonic storm Titli and the resultant heavy rain has cast a shadow on Dussehra festivities across Odisha, especially for farmers.Hundreds of puja pandals in the State — where Durga Puja got under way on Tuesday — are witnessing low turnout as people are yet to recover from the shock of the cyclone.After toiling for six months and investing hard-earned savings, farmers were anticipating a healthy harvest in the next two months. However, cyclone and heavy rain damaged the standing crop at many places.The kharif crop has been affected over an area of 2,13,801 hectares (paddy 1,48,681 ha and non-paddy 65,120 ha) in nine districts — Ganjam, Gajapati, Rayagada, Kandhamal, Mayurbhanj, Cuttack, Khordha, Balasore and Puri.The damage has been severe in Ganjam, Gajapati, Rayagada and Kandhamal. Although all is not lost in districts like Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur and Jajpur, farmers fear that there would be a drop in harvest.“Multi-department assessment of crop damage is under progress and the final report is expected within a week,” said Bishnupada Sethi, Special Relief Commissioner.The SRC has also directed District Collectors to provide ex-gratia to the next of the kin of those who died in the cyclone and the resultant floods within three days. The Odisha government had earlier announced an ex-gratia of ₹4 lakh each to the next of kin of the deceased. As per a report of the Directorate of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services, livestock loss has been severe. Fishermen were also not spared, with 300 boats fully damaged and 265 partially damaged. Moreover, 607 fish ponds covering 428.97 ha and 69 private fish seed farms in an area of 47.250 ha have been damaged.“Who is thinking of any Dussehra festivities? The first priority is to repair damaged houses as winter is fast approaching. This Dussehra has turned into a black one for us,” said Haribandhu Karji, former sarpanch of Gangabada panchayat of Gajapati district, which was worst-hit by the disaster. (With PTI inputs)last_img read more

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Four Implications of Universal Search for Small Business SEO

first_img 4.) Are You Listening to Your Customers? That means posting videos to YouTube, photos to Flickr, and tagging this multimedia content as thoroughly as possible. a new kind of search – universal, or blended, search – back in 2007 that, in addition to text-based results (web pages), would integrate different kinds of results such as video, images, and news, just to name a few. Roll out has been slow (a Google rep recently This multimedia content is yet another way for content written about you by you, your customers, or fans, to bubble to the top of search results. While you may not yet have posted any multimedia about your company, your customers are most definitely already talking about you online, in a variety of ways and mediums. that 1 in 4 searches now contain universal search results) and research on the effect on consumer behavior is limited and potentially inconclusive (both 3.) How Do You Convert Viewers of Multimedia? Topics: For all of your multimedia, give people a way to further engage with your company iProspect mid-2008 have conducted studies – Search Engine Optimization Kit , whether it’s by including a link to your website or relevant blog article in the video/image/etc. description, or including your logo or call to action within the multimedia. Learn more about how you can optimize your site to rank higher in search engines so you get found by more qualified prospects. Universal search results make it that much more important for you to listen and engage with your customers online . and eye tracking heat map analysis Still, there are a few clear implications of universal search results for businesses who want to better optimize their web presence for this new search landscape. , so that you know what they’re saying, and so that you can promote flattering content and respond to negative criticism. and OTO late 2008, to be released soon). It’s very possible that search engine optimization kit Creating content is the absolute best way to attract more prospects to learn about and engage with your brand – on your website as well as social media sites like Twitter, YouTube, or Flickr. But how are you supposed to turn YouTube video views into leads and sales for your business? With this new SERP real estate going to multimedia content, this issue has become even more pressing. 2.) More Emphasis on Top Search Results With these new, visually appealing, search results part way down the first page of search results, there is now a visual barrier that focuses users’ eyes even more on the top of the search results page. We already know from Originally published May 27, 2009 7:54:00 AM, updated October 20 2016 SEO reported Before universal search, SEO (search engine optimization) was all about creating remarkable content that people would link to and would be optimized for certain keywords so that your web pages would show up as one of those top 10 search results (the first page). But now, those 10 spots are cut down to 9, 8, 7, or fewer. Some of that old real estate is now reserved for different kinds of content across the web – video, images, etc. – that are on their own ranking algorithm. OTO Interactive How does your business plan to create multimedia content to leverage universal or blended search? this multimedia will continue to focus users’ eyes on the top of the first SERP, so your website better be one of the first search results.  that users focus on the “golden triangle” (planted in the top left hand corner of the SERP) and few people scroll to the bottom of the page or go on to the second, third, etc. SERP. announced iProspect There are new opportunities to get on that first page of search results, and businesses need to create multimedia content to take advantage of this new real estate. Google first 1.) New Real Estate Download our Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more

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Happy 5th Aniversary To YouTube’s First Viral Video

first_img Originally published Dec 17, 2010 1:00:00 PM, updated December 04 2017 What was the first viral video?”Lazy Sunday,” the second SNL Digital Short, was the first viral video on YouTube. It aired on the December 17,2005 episode of Saturday Night Live. On YouTube’s 5th Birthday in May, Google released some impressive stats about its video sharing site. These and other stats were compiled into an amazing infographic by the folks at Website-Monitoring.com to illustrate the site’s growth. What Hasn’t Happened YetAs proven by the stats above, YouTube’s success has been tremendous in its first five years. However, the site still has many barriers to overcome and has yet to become a mainstay in American living rooms. YouTube is still working on protecting copyrighted content, while trying to maximize traffic and advertising revenue from the site.Marketing TakeawayYouTube’s growth is staggering. Both B2B and B2C marketers need to understand the role online video in their overall marketing strategy. It is important to consider that YouTube is blocked at many businesses, which may impact how your target audience can consume your video content.Online video doesn’t have to be viral–in the B2B world it is great when a few hundred people watch your video, as long as those people are qualified prospects for your business. For example, In a recent interview, Jamie Grenney of Salesforce shared that 6,000 video views a day add up to 35 hyper-efficient reps. (Assuming that the average view is 2min and that the average hyper-efficient rep pitches 8 hours a day, no breaks.)If you are trying to make a viral video, understand that they come in all shapes and sizes. The content not only has to be remarkable, but it has to be simple to share and spread across the Web.Photo Credit: jonsson Free Download: How to Use Online Video for Inbound Marketing Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack It might seem hard to believe, but one of the most popular sites on the Web, featuring videos of cats, lip dubs, dramatic chipmunks and other fun oddities, is only five years old. While YouTube launched in May of 2005, many argue that today marks the day when YouTube became part of popular culture and a fixture of online video sharing.On this day, five years ago, the first “viral video” appeared online under the name “Lazy Sunday.””Lazy Sunday,” the second SNL Digital Short, aired on the December 17, 2005 episode of Saturday Night Live. It features cast members Chris Parnell, an eight-year veteran of SNL, and Andy Samberg, a first-year featured player with little previous screen time. Following its appearance on SNL, the video appeared on YouTube and was viewed more than 5 million times until February 2006 when NBC Universal asked the site to remove it, along with several other copyrighted NBC video clips. Youtube Marketing Topics: What Does YouTube Look Like Today?last_img read more

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5 Reasons Why Deleting Your Blog Posts Is Stupid

first_img in a recent blog post, Steve said he moved his digital presence to Tumblr because, with Google’s increasing focus on social signals, it was the best social platform available. So why delete his old posts, too? Steve says it’s because he wanted to centralize his web presence, and he didn’t want to confuse Google with multiple sources of content and a scattered web presence. Sharat Ganapati Originally published Jun 10, 2011 8:00:00 AM, updated October 20 2016 . Why Deleting Blog Posts Is Stupid for Businesses Discussing Only time will tell whether this was the right move for Steve, but he still admits that while the move to Tumblr and adoption of the scorched earth policy might make sense for thought leaders’ personal brands, it might not be the best strategy for businesses. Here’s why… scorched earth policy In Steve’s case, his dramatic change is only affecting his personal brand, not a business. And because he is already so well known, he can afford to take the risk. That said, for small businesses that are trying to make a name for themselves and beat out their competitors on the web, such a radical move would be ridiculous. cost he decided to trade the two blogs he’d maintained over several years for a new Tumblr blog 3. You’ll miss out on valuable lead generation opportunities. What do you think of Steve’s adoption of the scorched earth policy? Steve Rubel is a pretty well known dude. As a popular blogger and PR firm Edelman’s EVP of digital strategy, if Steve does something radical on the web, people will take notice. And that’s exactly what happened when Photo Credit: ” as we like to call it at HubSpot, can be a valuable lead generation tool. In fact, HubSpot still generates leads today from blog posts we published three years ago. Some of these posts have risen to the top of search engine results and are found via searches every day. Each article includes a call-to-action that leads visitors to a landing page with a lead generation form, and we still collect leads from those pages. Just because content is evergreen, doesn’t mean it’s still not useful or that it can’t continue to While generate leads for your business anything besides the platform or tools you’ve built your blog on, creating, nurturing, and maintaining a successful blog still takes a lot of valuable time and effort. Think about all the time you spent creating the content that has built your blog up to what it is today. Throwing away all that content would be like throwing away money and burning a library of resources. What a waste!  Particularly in the world of inbound marketing, time and brainpower is money. While blogging may not Ironically, Steve made his move to Tumblr in an effort to be more social, but let’s face it, the content people share in social media isn’t always brand new. Just like businesses can still generate leads from evergreen content, they can also generate traffic and get found in social media through the sharing of that content, too. Eliminating old content altogether will severely limit social sharing and negatively affect social media referral traffic to your website. evergreen content 5. You’ll limit social media mentions and content sharing. Topics: That’s right — he deleted all of the content he’d created and started with a clean slate. Um…what? off-page SEO and inbound links 1. You’ll lose all that coveted SEO juice you built. blogging is a great way to boost your on-page SEO, , deleting the hundreds of his blog posts he’d created along the way. his reasoning Blog Optimization If you’re a regular blogger, you like understand and value the SEO benefits of blogging frequently. You know that every new blog post you create is more real estate for your business to rank in search engines, and that each new piece of content affords you some extra SEO juice for the keywords you want to get found for. And if you’ve been blogging for a while, chances are you are actually experiencing those benefits and generating more traffic to your website. Chances are, you also remember all of the time and hard work you put in to get your blog where it is now. If the thought of losing all of that previous SEO authority you’ve generated and starting from scratch scares the bejesus out of you, congratulations — you’re a sane human being. Steve argues that being in a social platform like Tumblr is more important than having old blog posts, but this is definitely not a best practice for businesses. Old content, or ” for his use of the 4. You’ll be retroactively wasting a lot of time (and burning a library of resources!). to the content you create are even more powerful influencers for your website’s authority and its ability to rank in search engines. By deleting your blog posts, any inbound links you’ve generated will disappear. If someone linked to an article on your blog in their own blog post, that link will essentially be worthless (it won’t work!), and it will ultimately affect referral traffic to your website. 2. You’ll sacrifice a whole lot of inbound link love. Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more

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