YOU wouldn’t think both these pictures were taken on the same day at the same famous gaelic football grounds….but they were!In both pictures the Gaoth Dobhair U13 boys celebrate winning the county division 2 title.And both pictures were taken at O’Donnell Park – one on the main pitch which was in fantastic condition for the showpiece final. The other was taken on the training pitch at the home of St Eunan’s….covered in flood waters!The boys from the west had every reason to celebrate after a one-point nail-biting win over St Mary’s Convoy on a scoreline of 1-11 to 2-07!WHAT A DIFFERENCE A PITCH MAKES AS GAOTH DOBHAIR BOYS GET WATER TREATMENT AT O’DONNELL PARK was last modified: November 16th, 2015 by John2Share 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:convoyfloodGaoth DobhairO’Donnell ParkSt Eunans
The Jacks are moving toward filling their football head coaching vacancy, with plenty of interest reported in the position.The national listing officially closed on April 2 after being open for 30 days, and a search committee is currently sorting through the applicants.According to interim Athletic Director Duncan Robins, 79 candidates have applied for the job, which came open after longtime head coach Rob Smith stepped down in January.And that’s a number that has impressed the AD. …
Mobile phone users in South Africa havejust a day to register their sim cards. Obed Bapela, communications deputyminister, has been on the road urgingSouth Africans to register their sim cards.(Images: Bongani Nkosi)MEDIA CONTACTS• Busiswa MlanduMedia EnquiriesDepartment of Communications+27 72 070 6896RELATED ARTICLES• South Africa braces for digital TV switch-on• Telkom mobile to launch soon• High-speed internet from Cell C• Mobile networks in tower-sharing dealBongani NkosiThe number of mobile phone users in South Africa who’ve registered their network connection or sim cards in accordance with the new Regulation of Interception of Communication Act (Rica) has jumped to over 37-million.About 2.7-million users are yet to register their sim cards, as just a day remains before operators switch them off the networks.The country’s operators, Vodacom, Cell C, MTN and 8ta, have made significant progress in registering users over the last few months. The Department of Communications said only in March 2011 there were over 7-million outstanding users.Now 95% of the population is registered and the campaign to record the rest is notching up a gear as the deadline looms only 36 hours away.Those who’ve not yet registered at their local outlets have been warned that they will be cut off the networks by midnight on 30 June.“We want to thank South Africans for responding to the call. Registering 95% is quite an achievement,” communications deputy minister Obed Bapela said in a press briefing held in Midrand, outside Johannesburg, on 29 June. Bapela was joined by executives from the four network operators.8ta, the country’s new operator, has registered 100% of its users. Cell C has registered 99% of its contract customers and 92% of its prepaid users, while MTN has roped in 98% contract and 96% prepaid users. Vodacom has registered 98.4% contract and 93.6% prepaid customers.Registration outlets will be open until late on 30 June day to meet the expected 11th hour demand. Registration requires an identity document and proof of residence, all physically presented by the person registering.While users will still be able to register after being cut off on 30 June, they are urged to do so beforehand to avoid being switched off. “Don’t wait to be disconnected, but if you are just go to your service provider,” Bapela said.Customers should check with their operators if they are registered, just in case they doubt their details were not captured properly.Operators lead the campaignThe networks have invested heavily in the registration campaign, which has also created temporary employment for youngsters across the country. 8ta said it employed at least 20 000 people to register users.Bapela conceded that the government’s efforts to promote the Rica campaign were rather late, and commended the operators for their efforts. His department embarked on a drive in mid-June to get people to register.“It’s been a real expensive process (and) a huge campaign,” said Lars Reichelt, Cell C’s CEO.The operators stood to lose customers if they didn’t get them to register. Loss of revenue will now be avoided as millions of users have responded to the call to register.Other data sim cards, such those used in traffic lights and broadband connection, also need to be registered.It will be evident on 1 July if all municipalities have registered their traffic lights’ sim cards. Bapela noted failure to comply before deadline may result in traffic chaos.Necessary crime-prevention lawSouth Africa’s parliament passed Rica in 2009 as a crime-prevention measure.“It’s a necessary law for South Africa,” Bapela said. “We want to ensure that every citizen communicates in a safe environment, and that they are protected.”Rica will make it harder for people to buy a connection card for once-off use.Bapela noted that in the recent past criminals involved in heists would just buy a card, “after using it they’d throw it in the river or in the bush (to) make it difficult for police to investigate”.“The number of heists has decreased, so it (Rica) does have an impact,” said Bapela.“It’s quite necessary to register all sim cards in South Africa, so that we know which sim belongs to whom,” he added.South Africans have not voiced any objections to Rica.The Department of Communications and the operators have assured the public that information captured through Rica will not be used for any other reason besides preventing crime. The data, which is confidential, will only be accessed for legal reasons, and no other.Even the South African police will have to provide credible reasons to access the mobile phone data. Bapela said police would only access the data via permission gained from a magistrate.Operators have invested heavily in ensuring the data is secured in accordance with the law. “We’ve got huge security at MTN around the data,” said Karel Pienaar, the group’s MD.Vodacom executive Vuyani Jarana said: “We have a very clear protocol that the information remains highly protected.”8ta’s Stephen Blewett said they store the data in state-of-the-art technology, through which “no one can gain access”.
The Warriors extended the margin to 35 on Alfonzo McKinnie’s 3-pointer late in the period.Durant had 27 points at halftime when the Warriors led 73-52.TIP-INSWarriors: They controlled the boards, 50-43, led by Andrew Bogut with 14. … They had 35 assists.Clippers: Kentucky coach John Calipari sat in the second row to support his former player Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who finished with seven points. … Floyd Mayweather, Meek Mill, Scottie Pippen and Sheila E. with her dad Pete Escovedo were in the crowd.CASH AND CARRYThe $2,000 that Doc Rivers dropped on the street in San Francisco earlier in the week was his per diem while on the road. A man picked up the dough and caught up to Rivers to return it.“They give you cash these days,” the coach said. “Maybe we need to go back the other way.”UP NEXTGame 4 is Sunday in Los Angeles. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES Durant was perfect, making all five of his field goals and both free throws for 12 points. He and Curry picked up two fouls each, but the Warriors still built a 19-point lead.Kevon Looney, again filling in for injured DeMarcus Cousins, shot 4 for 4 in the first, dunking three times in a row.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsGame 4 is Sunday at Staples Center.The Clippers won Game 2 on the road after trailing by 31 points in the third quarter, stunning the Warriors with the largest comeback in NBA playoff history. View comments 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 But they couldn’t find the basket this time, shooting 37% from the floor.Their only starter in double figures was rookie Ivica Zubac, who finished with 18 points after playing most of the fourth. Patrick Beverley, a defensive pest in Game 2, was limited to six points, four fouls, one rebound and no assists in 18 minutes.Lou Williams had 16 points, and Montrezl Harrell and JaMychal Green added 15 each off the bench.Los Angeles never led and failed to put together any kind of sustained run.Golden State’s biggest run came in the third at the same time Curry was whistled for his fourth foul. The Warriors scored 14 straight points to lead 88-57. Durant and Green got hit with offsetting technicals during the spurt. Durant laughed it off and sank a jumper from the left corner seconds later.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles MOST READ Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant drives against Los Angeles Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari during the first half in Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Thursday, April 18, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — Kevin Durant scored 38 points, Stephen Curry added 21 playing with five fouls, and the Golden State Warriors dominated from the opening tip to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 132-105 Thursday night and take a 2-1 lead in their first-round playoff series.The Warriors began the game on a 22-9 tear and went on to shoot 73% from the floor in the first, taking the crowd out of it early.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated PH bets Balanga, Pasig stun top seeded teams in Day 1 of FIBA 3×3 World Masters SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue
Mercury Systems announced the acquisition of Themis Computer. Themis is a designer, manufacturer and integrator of commercial, SWaP-optimized rugged servers, computers and storage systems for U.S. and international defense programs. The acquisition of Themis furthers Mercury’s ability to offer customers critical and differentiated capabilities across the sensor processing chain.By acquiring Themis, Mercury will enhance the scale and breadth of our rugged and secure server capabilities as well as small and custom form factor tactical computing solutions. Solution offerings in ground and naval C4I, especially in mission computing and communications applications will be expanded. Most importantly, this acquisition expands the portfolio of affordable capabilities.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous Altek: 3D depth sensing chipNext Advantech introduces scalable i.MX 8 Qseven module at Embedded World
Huawei’s upcoming Mate 20 Lite was recently spotted on certification website TENAA revealing full specs of the phone in question. The TENAA listing also reveals design of the Mate 20 Lite, suggesting that the phone would come with dual front and rear cameras as also a notch on the front. The phone would further come with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, measure 7.6mm in thickness and 172 gram in weight.According to TENAA, the Mate 20 Lite will have a 6.3-inch 1080p+ display with a 2340×1080 pixel resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The phone in question is powered by a Kirin 710 processor which is also found inside the Nova 3i. The Mate 20 Lite is said to come with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage. It runs Android 8.1 Oreo-based.On the optics front, the Mate 20 Lite is said to sport a dual rear camera system consisting of one 20MP sensor and another 2MP sensor. On the front, it is said to come with a 24MP+2MP setup.Specs of the more premiere Mate 20 Pro were recently spotted online suggesting that it would follow the Porsche Design Mate RS more than the Mate 10 Pro.The Mate 20 Pro is said to pack in an in-screen fingerprint scanner much like the Porsche Design Mate RS although it is yet to be seen if it would also pack in a conventional rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. The Porsche Design Mate RS has two fingerprint readers, one on the front and one on the back. The Mate 20 Pro is also said to carry forward the bezel-less design of the Mate 10 Pro and the Porsche Design Mate RS in that it would come sans any notch like the P20 Pro.advertisementIn terms of core hardware, the phone in question, will most likely be powered by Huawei’s upcoming Kirin 980 processor. Huawei is expected to make the Kirin 980 processor official at IFA, Berlin, and it should launch the Mate 20 Pro sometime in the latter half of the year. It is also being speculated that the Mate 20 Pro would ship with a triple camera setup on the rear much like the P20 Pro although rumour has it that Huawei would replace the 40-megapixel sensor with an even crazier 42-megapixel sensor.ALSO READ: Huawei’s new Porsche Design Mate RS is beyond insane, here’s why
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli: Watford point a reliefby Paul Vegas5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham midfielder Dele Alli admitted “relief” after their 1-1 draw with Watford.Abdoulaye Doucoure had given the Hornets the lead and they had a penalty appeal controversially turned down by the referee and VAR after Jan Vertonghen appeared to foul Gerard Deulofeu.Alli equalised after controlling the ball with his shoulder and the goal stood despite the wrong message being displayed on the big screen.The goalscorer said: “Of course it’s a relief. There were two times he [the referee] stopped it when he was making the decisions. We weren’t sure why.”I was sure it didn’t hit my hand but then you start thinking, ‘did it?’ I tried to make sure it didn’t touch it so I could get the strike away.”We know we have a world-class team so it’s about showing what we can do when things don’t go our way. It’s important we turn it around. We know how good we are, we just have to start showing it on the pitch.”
Kolkata: A three-year-old boy suffering from thalassemia was allegedly transfused with blood from a group other than his own at Katwa Sub-Divisional Hospital in east Burdwan on Tuesday.It is alleged that the person who examined his blood had made the mistake. According to sources, on Tuesday afternoon, the child was brought to the hospital as he was unwell. After checking, doctors advised a blood transfusion at the earliest. Immediately the child’s father went to the blood bank of the hospital with his son. There was a laboratory technician who had collected the blood sample to determine the blood group which is mandatory before providing blood. As it is a normal practice the child’s father did not notice the details. As soon as he got the packet of blood, he went to the hospital and admitted his son for transfusion. He also handed over the blood to the nurse. After the blood transfusion commenced, the child’s father noticed that the blood provided from the blood bank is A+ve (positive). But his son’s blood group was O+ve. Immediately he informed the nurses and doctors. After hearing the details, doctors went to the blood bank and asked for the report. Later as per the claim of the patient’s father, again blood group test was done using the same blood sample which resulted in O+ve blood.
Midwest RegionalIN BRIEFGame to watch: No. 7 Wichita State vs. No. 10 Indiana (84.6) at 2:45 p.m. on CBSUpset alert! No. 12 Buffalo (32 percent) vs. No. 5 West Virginia at 2:10 p.m. on TNTMost lopsided matchup: No. 2 Kansas (89 percent) vs. No. 15 New Mexico State at 12:15 p.m. on CBSIN DEPTHWichita State (72 percent win probability) vs. IndianaPlayer to watch: Fred VanVleet, Wichita StateA year removed from a magical, near-undefeated season, Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall has led the mid-major standard-bearers to a round-of-64 game against Indiana, thanks to an excellent, balanced team. Both teams are great at protecting the basketball (and Indiana is one of Division I’s worst defenses at forcing takeaways), so don’t expect this game to be decided by points off turnovers. Instead, the Hoosiers’ path to the upset would seem to involve — what else? — 3-point shooting, a skill in which they ranked 7th nationally during the season. But Indiana also has a very shaky defense that placed among the bottom half of all Division I schools, and it could prove the ultimate liability against a Wichita State squad that shoots and rebounds well on offense and hardly ever gives the ball away. West RegionalIN BRIEFGame to watch: No. 8 Oregon vs. No. 9 Oklahoma State (82.5) at 6:50 p.m. on TBSUpset alert! No. 9 Oklahoma State (59 percent) vs. No. 8 OregonMost lopsided matchup: No. 1 Wisconsin (98 percent) vs. No. 16 Coastal Carolina at 9:20 p.m. on TBSIN DEPTHOregon vs. Oklahoma State (59 percent win probability)Player to watch: Phil Forte, Oklahoma StateOregon is the No. 8 seed, with a 25-9 record, but our model has 18-13 Oklahoma State favored, with a 59 percent probability of pulling the “upset.” Why? The Ducks are a small, one-dimensional team with a great offense but a vulnerable defense, while the Cowboys have greater balance, better size and the stronger backcourt combination with Phil Forte and Anthony Hickey. (Oklahoma State also played the tougher schedule during the season, which accounts for its superior power rating despite an inferior record.) Oregon’s chances, then, might depend on the play of big man Jordan Bell — a relative offensive non-entity but one of the nation’s top defensive players. His ability to block shots and shore up the Ducks’ interior defense could make him an equalizing force against the Cowboys. South RegionalIN BRIEFGame to watch: No. 7 Iowa vs. No. 10 Davidson (a harmonic mean of 83.6) at 7:20 p.m. on TNTUpset alert! No. 9 St. John’s (42 percent win probability) vs. No. 8 San Diego State at 9:40 p.m. on CBSMost lopsided matchup: No. 1 Duke (98 percent) vs. No. 16 Robert Morris at 7:10 p.m. on CBSIN DEPTHIowa (62 percent win probability) vs. DavidsonPlayer to watch: Aaron White, IowaIowa has an experienced, balanced team with great size, and its dynamic front-court duo of Aaron White and Jarrod Uthoff will be difficult for Davidson to match. It’s in the top 40 in both offense and defense, according to Ken Pomeroy, dean of college basketball stats.For the Wildcats to win, they probably need to catch fire from the 3-point arc: During the season, Davidson ranked 16th among Division I schools in 3-point accuracy and ninth in the percentage of field-goal attempts devoted to 3-pointers. We give Iowa a 62 percent chance of moving on, but Davidson’s long-distance shooting prowess does give it a fighting chance at the upset. That and its apparent love of advanced basketball statistics. After an upset-filled opening Thursday, the 2015 NCAA men’s tournament rolls on with 16 more games Friday. The marquee matchups of the day aren’t quite as strong as they were Thursday, but there are a few good 7-versus-10 games to keep an eye on, as well as an 8-versus-9 pairing (Oregon vs. Oklahoma State) pegged as a likely upset by our model and a compelling tossup between Providence and play-in winner Dayton.Read on for more of what to look for in the NCAA tournament Friday. East RegionalIN BRIEFGame to watch: No. 7 Michigan State vs. No. 10 Georgia (84.4) at 12:40 p.m. on TruTVUpset alert! No. 11 Dayton (49 percent) vs. No. 6 Providence at 9:57 p.m. on TruTVMost lopsided matchup: No. 2 Virginia (96 percent) vs. No. 15 Belmont at 3:10 p.m. on TruTVIN DEPTHMichigan State (62 percent) vs. GeorgiaPlayer to watch: Denzel Valentine, Michigan StateWe’ve written before about the incredible record of Michigan State coach Tom Izzo, who has led the Spartans to six Final Fours (and was about 16 minutes away from a seventh last March) starting from a collection of seeds unlikely to produce that many deep tourney runs. History may not repeat this year, though; Michigan State is a No. 7 seed (no Izzo Final Fours have come from a seed worse than 5th). Even Georgia is a tough draw — a matchup between the Spartans’ offense (15th-best, according to Pomeroy) and the Bulldogs’ defense (24th). Georgia’s style of play isn’t necessarily ideal for producing upsets, though — the team doesn’t shoot a lot of threes or force a lot of turnovers, which are some of the gambling hallmarks of strong underdog candidates. Still, Michigan State has its own Achilles’ heel: free throws. The Spartans were one of the worst foul-shooting teams in Division I, and it wouldn’t be surprising if that weakness becomes a real factor if the game comes down to the wire.