Naomh Columba’s Darren McGinley Memorial Tournament a great success

first_imgOur annual Darren Mc Ginley memorial tournament took place at the weekend, it was another successful day with 6 teams taking part and some great football played, Dungloe won the shield, defeating Killybegs in a very good final while St Naul’s won the cup playing some excellent football along the way.In between both finals there was an All Star game some if our lady players came out of retirement for the day and put on a fantastic performance with Sean Gavigan’s team of legends out witting Danny Cunningham’s team to win bragging rights, thanks to all the clubs for participating and supporting the tournament. Thanks also to the Mc Ginley family and everybody who helped out in any way that helped make it another great days entertainment.The club wishes our own Erin Cunningham a speedy Recovery after picking up an injury while playing on Saturday in the tournament, Get well soon Erin. Both men’s teams made the trip to Milford at the weekend in the league, our reserves were unlucky to come away with nothing after a good battle. Our seniors were also defeated in a fantastic game of end to end football, in a game that could have gone either way Milford prevailed. Both teams came home disappointed but very encouraged with the performances.The men now play this coming Saturday at home to Malin in the league.This coming Friday evening, The Mary Catherine Curran Memorial Tournament takes place in Pairc na Geal from 6pmThis is a 9 a side tournament, With teams from all over the south west on display.As always if any parents could bring in some sandwiches or buns or help out in the kitchen on the day please do so. Our ladies are back in action this Sunday at home to Robert Emmets in the Championship at 11am, best of luck to Danny, Gérard and the Girls.Our u16 girls play kilcar in Towney on Tuesday at 7pm. Best of luck to players and management.Our 10 week draw is taking place in the coming weeks, As always we appreciate the community’s support and help in our fundraising as our sellers travel around the Area in the coming weeks.Anybody living away from the area that is willing to get involved or purchase tickets for our 10 week draw, Please contactJohn Joe Doherty on 0858708189 or Contact Club PRO Sarah Mc Morrow on 0873112121 or on the Club Facebook page.Well done to Aaron Doherty, Jordan Byrnes, Lanty Molloy and Fionn Gallagher who played Buncranna cup with the county u16 team. Naomh Columba’s Darren McGinley Memorial Tournament a great success was last modified: August 16th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:darren mc ginleyNAOMH COLUMBAlast_img read more

Dusty Baker always had great power, now his ambitious start-up is creating it

first_imgDusty Baker played for four teams in his 19-year major league baseball career. He managed four others.He was drafted, traded, signed as a free agent, granted free agency, hired and fired. In times of upheaval, he learned to follow the sun.These days that pursuit is both figurative and literal.Baker, who finished his playing career with the A’s, and who has served the Giants as a player, coach, manager and advisor, runs his own team now. The Baker Energy Team — call them the Boys …last_img

A’s struggles on road continue as Seattle Mariners sweep two-game series

first_imgSEATTLE — The road woes just continue for the A’s.Oakland lost away from the Coliseum for the 11th time in its past 12 games as the Seattle Mariners held on for a 4-3 win over the A’s to sweep a two-game series.The A’s have lost four straight on the road and fell to 5-15 in away games this season. Oakland has seven more games on its current trip.Oakland starter Brett Anderson (4-3, 4.41 earned-run average) had allowed just one home run in his first 43 innings this season. That total jumped a …last_img

Time.com Dips its Toes Into the Real-Time Stream

first_imgfrederic lardinois 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts For mainstream newsweeklies like Time Magazine, Newsweek, the Web must still feel like a wild and wooly place. Now that we expect to get news in real time over the Internet, a weekly publication rhythm seems almost quaint to many news consumers. While all of these weekly magazine now have a Web presence, speed isn’t necessarily a strong suit. Time Magazine’s website, however, is launching NewsFeed today, a new feature that tries to bring the world of newsweeklies and the real-time web together. As Dan Fletcher, the lead writer for Time’s new NewsFeed site, as well as a Time reporter and social media producer, told us earlier this week, NewsFeed will offer Time.com’s readers fast updates about trending topics with lots of links to third-party sites. NewsFeed’s team of editors plans to post about 20 updates per day, with topics ranging from politics, to breaking news, sports, tech and entertainment. According to Time Magazine, the site is meant to “put breaking news and online memes into perspective as they happen.” Time Magazine is using WordPress as its publishing platform and the site’s comments are powered by JS-Kit’s Echo commenting platform.NewsFeed will also become Time.com’s hub for breaking news. It will replace the “Latest Headlines” widget on Time.com’s homepage that is currently populated with headlines from the Associated Press. Besides the editorial content, NewsFeed will also display the raw feed of trending topics from Google and Twitter. NewsFeed will offer daily email digests and breaking news updates by email. For those of us who take real-time updates and the publishing speed of modern technology blogs for granted, Time magazine’s excitement about these new features feels almost a bit strange. The real-time web, however, is something these publications have to adapt to and even if they are just dipping their toes into the stream for now, the fact that they are now taking this movement serious is a good indicator that the real-time web is indeed becoming a mainstream phenomenon. Tags:#New Media#news#Real-Time Web#web center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

“I’ll Take Man Versus Machine for $200, Alex” – Jeopardy Champs Take on IBM Supercomputer

first_imgTags:#news#web IBM’s Watson supercomputer will take on Jeopardy champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter in a man-versus-machine Jeopardy competition that will air in February. The grand prize for the competition will be $1 million, with second place earning $300,000 and third place $200,000. And at a practice round today, Watson was faster on the buzzer – and correct with its responses – than its human competitors.The Jeopardy match-up is meant to showcase the development of IBM’s artificial intelligence technology. IBM describes Watson as “an application of advanced Natural Language Processing, Information Retrieval, Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, and Machine Learning technologies to the field of open-domain question answering.” Named after IBM founder Thomas Watson, the supercomputer is the culmination of over four years of research and development.Watson is the successor to IBM’s Deep Blue, the computer that famously beat World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov in 1987. But winning at Jeopardy is significantly more complicated than winning at chess (no offense to chess champions), as it involves a great deal more than simply understanding the next-best-move on a chess board. Watson needs to be able to understand the questions asked (or, rather, answers given), something aided by the 200 million some-odd pages of content that have been entered into its system. And it also has to be able to weigh which categories to choose and how much to wager in the final round.Watson is powered by 10 racks of IBM Power 750 servers running Linux with 2,880 processor cores running at 80 teraflops and 15 terabytes of RAM. By comparison, Deep Blue ran at around 1 teraflop. It takes Watson less than 3 seconds to scan those millions of pages of content, and respond with its noticeably Hal-like voice. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting audrey watters 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Photo credits: Sam Gustin, Wiredlast_img read more

Over 100 fall ill after consuming sherbet

first_imgAt least 100 people, mostly children and women, took ill after consuming a “curd sherbet” from a kiosk near a temple during Shivaratri celebrations in Raisunguda village near Salepur, about 30 km from here, on Wednesday evening. Two critically ill children have been shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack. “The condition of one of the two children admitted here is stated to be critical and she is under observation,” informed SCB Hospital emergency officer Dr B.N. Moharana. He said preliminary reports indicate that the patients are suffering from food poisoning. Sources said a large number of people had consumed the sherbet being offered at a makeshift kiosk near the Shiva temple in the village. Reports said most of these people complained of stomach ache and nausea within a few minutes and had to be hospitalised. The sherbet vendor, Nirakar Rout, was arrested from Dhenkanal on Thursday.last_img read more

Ex-Maharaja’s adopted Polish children to attend event in Gujarat

first_img Along with the Polish Institute in Delhi, and the Embassy, Anu Radha now hopes to bring them back for celebrations at the Balachadi school, which is now a Sainik School, in October 2018. “Each year, there are fewer survivors left, and one never knows whether it will be possible for them to return,” she says.This year, the decades- old story will have a new twist, as the return of the survivors and the celebrations for Poland’s centenary will be presided over by Ambassador Burakowski, who is, by coincidence, a graduate of the school named after Jamsaheb Digvijaysinghji in Warsaw.In 1997 he first visited India exactly the way the Balachadi children did: by land, from Poland . He says he fell in love with India, and resolved to teach himself Hindi, which he did with the help of Lata Mangeshkar songs.The symbolism of Mr. Burakowski’s favourite song from the 1959-hit Ujala “Duniyawalon se duur” (Far from the world) wasn’t clear until recently, when he returned to India as the Polish envoy, humming the famous tune about living in a world without atrocity, or sadness, and one where the language of love is understood by all, (Na Zulm Ka Nishaan Hai,Na Gam Ki Dastaan Hai, Har Koi Jisko Samjhe,Voh Pyaar Ki Zubaan Hai), a world very much like the one the Jamsaheb created in the 1940s for his adopted Polish children.  Others like Roman Gutowski remember how the Jamsaheb helped them learn to swim in the sea. Atleast one couple, Jadwiga and Jerzy Tomaszek, met at the camp, and married decades later, which they thank the Maharaja for.Remembering a king’s act of kindnessIn recognition of the kindness they were showed, which became a famous story in Poland, Warsaw authorities named a school and a crossroad “Skwer Dobrego Maharadzy” (The Good Maharaja Square) after him.“Their love for India keeps bringing them back at any given opportunity, even at this age of 80 years plus. When they look at the future generations of their great grand children, they are in deep gratitude towards India and Indians for giving them protection in Balachadi,” Anu Radha, producer of the documentary film, said, revealing that it took more than a year to find all the remaining survivors in Poland and speak to them about their time in India from 1942-1946.  Arduous journeyWhen they were freed, they weren’t sent home, but on an even more arduous journey in trucks across Turkmenistan, Iran and Afghanistan to India. While many Polish families made it to refugee camps in Nagpur, Kolhapur and Bombay (Mumbai), the 1,000 or so children, all under the age of 15, had a special problem, as they needed a school, boarding facilities and caretakers.It was then that the Jamsaheb Digvijaysinghji Ranjitsinhji Jadeja of Nawanagar stepped in, offering to build the school for them, and provide them food and shelter near his palace, in Balachadi. The Jamsaheb’s care didn’t end there, recall the survivors, who became the subject of a 2013 documentary film called “A little Poland in India.”“When we arrived at the camp, the Maharaja gave a party but despite being hungry, we didn’t like to eat the spicy food served at all. [The Maharaja] saw this & said don’t worry, and he brought seven young cooks from Goa to serve us less spicy food,” recalled Wieslaw Stypula, one of the survivors, now over 90 years old.center_img All too few of the 1,000 Polish children of Gujarat’s Camp Balachadi are still alive. But for those who survive, the memory of their original journey from Poland to this town in Jamnagar district in the 1940s is vivid. That memory brings them to India again and again, to commemorate a generous Indian benefactor, the former Maharajah or “Jamsaheb of Nawanagar”, 80 years ago.“This is a story few know about, but it is a sign of how deep the ties that bind India and Poland are,” Poland’s new Ambassador to India Adam Burakowski tells The Hindu. Mr. Burakowski, whose journey to India is itself a unique story, is now preparing for the return of some of the survivors later this year to mark 100 years of Poland’s independence after the first world war.The story of the Balachadi children evokes warm feelings about how India helped thousands of Poles during the Second World War, but also reminds them of the cruelty of the past, and the terribly hard journey they were forced to take.The children had been separated from their parents or orphaned during the invasion of Poland in 1939, first by Hitler’s forces and then Stalin’s Red Army, who divided the country into two halves. Most of their families, from the Soviet-dominated East, were sent to Siberia’s labour camps.last_img read more