27 Dec
2019

CATHAL MacSUIBHNE’S DONEGAL GAA BLOG: NEW STARS BORN IN BALLYBOFEY

first_imgBY CATHAL MacSUIBHNE, DONEGALDAILY.COM: The McKenna Cup has been put to bed for another year and now Donegal can firmly focus on training and catching up with the rest of the country in the fitness stakes.The experimentation continued in tonight’s final game of the competition with John O’Malley and Eoin McHugh making their debuts while Adi O’Gara, Pauric Carr and Michael Cannon, after brief cameos in the previous games, all made their first starts. O’Malley is well known for his senior exploits with Naomh Conaill and is likely destined for many more games in the county jersey. A huge honour too was bestowed on the Cloich Cheann Fhaola club, with Kevin McFadden skippering the All-Ireland Champions.The fact that a 3rd level side, in the form of Belfast teaching college St Marys, were the opposition meant Donegal’s newcomers enjoyed a bit more of a level playing field than in the previous exploits against Fermanagh and Monaghan. The lads were quick out of the blocks with Odhran MacNiallais doing the damage early on. The students found their feet though and in a high scoring affair they led by a point at the break. Caolan Ward and Kevin McFadden again impressed and with both players having played in different positions over the course of the competition, their versatility could be an asset to both Maxi Curran’s U21s and possibly Jim McGuinness’ senior squad.The high scoring continued after the change of ends; Donegal went on a scoring spree with five unasnwered points before Marys pegged it back to make it all square. There was some confusion between the score the referee had noted and that of the MacCumhaill Park scoreboard but in the end the record books will show a one point win for the hosts.The GAA season now goes up a notch with Kildare providing our next opponents in the league opener and it gives supporters an early opportunity to go back to the Graceland of Croke Park and relive some of those wonderful memories from September. From a playing point of view, following the switch of venue for the clash, it will do McGuinness’ troops no harm playing at Headquarters as opposed to Conleth’s Park in Newbridge – the players are obviously well used to it and any opportunity to play at the Mecca of football can only benefit a team.Jim spoke at the weekend of the training the team are undertaking now that their holiday is firmly in the past – Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday are all training days and the players will be glad to get back to the group dynamic and getting themselves prepared for what lies ahead. Last year McGuinness along with Adam Speer and the rest of the coaching staff got the entire panel in incredible shape and in our best moments of the Championship other teams simply couldn’t live with our relentless stamina. 2011 was a case of getting the players up to a decent level of fitness based on the individual needs of each player. Last year however, to a man the squad was operating at close to peak condition – bringing them back up to that level again while also managing the niggles and knocks, and a serious hip injury in Karl Lacey’s case, is the target over the next few months.Another goal of the management team will be to try to blend in those players who have shown well in this McKenna Cup campaign and there will be a few with an eye on at least a training spot with the panel and possibly more.It is critical for any team that wins the All-Ireland to have competition for places and to avoid having players resting on their laurels. Someone breathing down the neck of a man in possession of a Celtic Cross should drive him on to win another one.That’s all well in the future of course, for now its well done to the boys who’ve represented the jersey over the past week and all roads lead to Croker in a couple of weeks time. CATHAL MacSUIBHNE’S DONEGAL GAA BLOG: NEW STARS BORN IN BALLYBOFEY was last modified: January 16th, 2013 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:CATHAL MacSUIBHNE’S DONEGAL GAA BLOG: NEW STARS BORN IN BALLYBOFEYlast_img read more

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20 Dec
2019

Brett Anderson lobbies for another former teammate after re-signing with A’s

first_imgMESA, Ariz. — Back in the A’s fold after his one-year deal became official, Brett Anderson is already lobbying for another pitcher from last year’s squad to return to the club.Looking for a place to work out this offseason as he went through free agency, Anderson linked up with Edwin Jackson at the EXOS performance center in Scottsdale. The two actually had a lot in common last season, both bouncing back from a bad season with a solid 2018 in Oakland. Jackson remains unsigned after going 6-3 …last_img

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17 Sep
2019

Three SDUSD educators honored with Teacher of the Year award

first_img KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsHundreds turned out at De Portola Middle School Tuesday night to honor San Diego’s top teachers.The event is called “Day of the Teacher,” and pays tribute to one elementary, one middle school and one high school teacher in the San Diego Unified School District who has gone above and beyond the call of duty.The teachers were selected from 140 school sites, representing 110,000 students. Posted: May 8, 2018 May 8, 2018 Three SDUSD educators honored with ‘Teacher of the Year’ award KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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17 Sep
2019

San Diego Association of Black Journalist hosting scholarship reception for minority students

first_img Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter San Diego Association of Black Journalist hosting scholarship reception for minority students Posted: May 18, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- An upcoming event is recognizing some remarkable high school and college graduates. The San Diego Association of Black Journalist is hosting a scholarship reception for local minority students. Officer Jerry McCormick and scholarship recipient Lauren Mapp were here to talk more about it. May 18, 2019last_img read more

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11 Sep
2019

OBITUARY Barbara Ann Gadman Amidon 75

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Barbara Ann (Gadman) Amidon, of Salem, NH, formerly a long-time resident of Wilmington, MA, passed away unexpectedly at home on August 7, 2018.Barbara was born on April 6, 1943 in Boston, MA; she was the cherished daughter of the late Arlene V. (Grant) Belcher and loving sister of the late Arlene Golden. Barbara was raised in Jamaica Plain & Dorchester and graduated from the Trade High School for Girls in Boston. Barbara married “the love of her life” George R. Amidon, Sr. on October 21, 1962; the couple moved to Wilmington in 1964 where they raised their four children, George, Jr., Kevin, Ron and Leasa. Barbara and George, along with their family shared many wonderful years together; they enjoyed trips to Lake Winnipesaukee where they made countless memories with their children.As a young woman, Barbara enjoyed working at Filene’s Basement in Boston. After settling down in Wilmington she worked at Diamond Crystal, Bandwagon but she was the most passionate of her role as a stay at home mom following the birth of her children. She was an excellent seamstress who could whip up anything from an outfit for her children to a simple hem on a pair of pants or button on a shirt.In her spare time, Barbara enjoyed going to the lake house, reading, listening to Elvis, and spending time with her family and grandchildren. Barbara got the most enjoyment from being a loving wife, sister, mother, grammie, aunt and friend.Barbara was the beloved wife of the late George R. Amidon, Sr., devoted mother of George R. Amidon, Jr.& his wife Cynthia of Wilmington, Kevin Amidon & his wife Donna of Billerica, Ron Amidon & his wife Lauren of Revere and Leasa (Amidon) Fluet & her husband Marc of Salem, NH and loving “Grammie” of Zachary Amidon, Ashley Amidon, Codey Fluet and Kaitlyn Amidon.Barbara will be fondly remembered as a special woman who was kind, caring and loving; she will be greatly missed by all.At Barbara’s request all services will be private.In lieu of flowers, donations in Barbara’s memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, this was one of Barbara’s favorite charities: https://www.stjude.org/give/memorials-and-dedications.html.Barbara Ann (Gadman) Amidon(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Paul L. D’Eon, 83In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Elizabeth M. (Nolan) McNabb, 94In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: James Thayer Hastings, 84In “Obituaries”last_img read more

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3 Sep
2019

Gunmen kill 10 villagers in Nigeria officials

first_img.Gunmen have killed 10 people in attacks on two Christian-dominated villages in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna, a hotbed of ethnic and religous strife, officials said Tuesday.On Christmas Eve, six people were killed when gunmen suspected to be ethnic Fulani Muslims stormed Ungwan Mailafiya, they said.The killings followed an attack in nearby Nindem late Friday where gunmen opened fire on a congregation, killing four and injuring 10, said a local lawmaker.”While we were mourning the deaths at Nindem … the security personnel received distress calls of another attack at Ungwan Mailafiya”, parliamentarian Shehu Nicholas Garba said in a statement.”By daybreak on Christmas, six persons had been confirmed killed, including a child of about six years old, and many others injured,” he said.A spokesman from the state government said troops had been deployed to prevent further violence.Southern Kaduna has for three decades been locked in tit-for-tat killings between indigenous Christian farming communities and Muslim Hausa and Fulani settlers.The dispute was originally over land and grazing rights but has lately degenerated into ethnic and religious conflicts, leaving hundreds dead.last_img read more

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29 Aug
2019

Pale Moon 280 Major Update released

first_imgPale Moon 28.0 Major Update released by Martin Brinkmann on August 16, 2018 in Internet – 104 commentsPale Moon 28.0.0 is the first version of version 28.x and as such a major upgrade from the previously used version 27.x which the team released in 2016.The new release is special for a number of reasons, one being that it is based on the Unified XUL Platform, a forked and modified version of the Mozilla Code Repository.It was not clear back in 2017 when the forking happened if Pale Moon would use the Unified XUL Platform or what the release would mean for the Basilisk Browser which the Pale Moon team released in 2017 as well as it used the Unified XUL Platform as well.As far as getting the new version is concerned. You can select Pale Moon > Help > About Pale Moon and click on “Check for Updates” to run a manual check in the browser. The new version should get picked up automatically so that Pale Moon is updated to it automatically. Downloads are also available on the official site for users who prefer it that way.Pale Moon 28.0Pale Moon 28.0 offers major under the hood improvements thanks to its new base:Significant JavaScript engine improvements such as support for “all landmark features from the ECMAScript standards” which should reduce JavaScript related rendering issues significantly.Update to the rendering and layout engine Goanna.Enhancements to the Document Object Model (DOM) with updated APIs.WebGL2 Support.Media enhancements, e.g. playback of FLAC audio or MSE media streaming.Refreshed Developer Tools.Probably more interesting to existing users of Pale Moon is whether the Pale Moon development team kept its promises in regards to support for features that Mozilla dropped in Firefox.Pale Moon 28.0 continues to support NPAPI plugins, complete themes and other interface customizations, classic XUL, bootstrapped and Jetpack extensions (legacy add-ons), and does not include DRM in the browser.Pale Moon 28 supports Windows 7 or newer versions on the Windows platform only officially. The new Pale Moon version should run on Windows Vista as well (but not on Windows XP) but the operating system is not supported officially anymore.The team’s primarily goal was to migrate Pale Moon to the new platform. Pale Moon 28.0 should work just like previous versions for the most part but there will be some changes, for instance to extensions support as some extensions may need modifications to work properly in the new version of the browser.Closing WordsPale Moon is one of the few browsers that still supports browser plugins. If you need to run Java in the browser, Pale Moon is one of the few options that you have to do so as major browsers such as Firefox, Chrome, or Microsoft Edge don’t support these plugins anymore.Pale Moon should work with many of the classic Firefox extensions as well. Some may not work properly on the other hand as the two platforms are not identical.Pale Moon is not my main browser but a quick test run showed that it worked fine on the sites that I tried it on. It would be great if existing Pale Moon users would share their experience in the comment section below.Generally speaking, Pale Moon users should experience fewer compatibility issues while using the new version of the browser. There may be regressions, however, but the team hopes to address those in future releases.Now You: What is your take on Pale Moon 28.0?SummaryArticle NamePale Moon 28.0 Major Update releasedDescriptionPale Moon 28.0.0 is the first version of version 28.x and as such a major upgrade from the previously used version 27.x which the team released in 2016.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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10 Aug
2019

April 22 2003 EASTER The children at Arcosanti c

first_imgApril 22, 2003EASTER: The children at Arcosanti celebrate Easter with a traditional easter egg hunt. Little Robert. [Photo & Text: sa] Bowman, Charlie and Anisa. [Photo: Scott Reily & Text: sa] The peach orchard is the perfect place for the egg hunt. [Photo & Text: sa]last_img

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10 Aug
2019

March 31 2008 Soleri Studios Scottsdale aka C

first_imgMarch 31, 2008 Soleri Studios Scottsdale, aka Cosanti, has been buzzing with spring activity. On Saturday, March 29, it was the site of “The Desert Environment and Urban Sprawl”, a panel discussion with Paolo Soleri, Arizona photographer The event was organized by alumnus Alex Barragan [right photo]. Opening and closing the event was music by Dennis Yee on cello, accompanied by Pinna Joseph [left photo]. Ms. Joseph is the owner of the event’s co-sponsor, Tempe’s “Changing Hands” bookstore. [Photos: tt & text: Amber Klatt] The gentlemen, moderated by local architect Vern Swaback, spoke about the necessary ecological considerations that must be part of current city planning. Instigated by a particularly engaged audience, the artists returned to the topic of a light rail system. And, at the reminding of Arcosanti Site Coordinator Mary Hoadley, there was mention of Soleri’s concept of the Lean Linear City, in which city limits would stream alongside a transportation route. Thank you to everyone who was part of this successful afternoon. We look forward to seeing you at Sundays with Soleri, an afternoon discussion with Paolo Soleri occurring Sundays at 3pm at Cosanti. [Photo: tt & text: Amber Klatt]last_img read more

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