first_imgAt the launch of he NW 10K are Tony Steel (North West Blood Bike); ClementClarke (Donegal MS), Stephen Maguire of Donegal Daily, Gearoid Melvin (Donegal Down Syndrome) andLorraine Thompson (Donegal Youth Service)The North West 10k committee is opening an office at Letterkenny Community this evening. With huge numbers expected to take part in Sunday’s 10k in Letterkenny runners and walkers are being urged to pre-register, pick up their t-shirt, number and chip timing early this week.The pre entries office will be open from this Tuesday evening 28th April till Friday 1st May 5pm — 6.30pm and Saturday 2nd May 3pm — 6pm. The 19th North West 10k is once again being kindly sponsored by and Brian McCormick Sports & Leisure. The charity race and walk will start at 2 p.m. sharp this coming Sunday the 3rd of May.The President of the Chamber of Commerce Brian McCormick will have the ‘starter’s gun’ for the runners who will set off from McGinley Motors on the Pearse Road while the Chairperson of the Letterkenny Municipal District Cllr Michael McBride will get the walkers underway from the Community Centre carpark.NORTH WEST 10K REGISTRATION OFFICE OPENS THIS EVENING was last modified: April 28th, 2015 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:donegalletterkennyNorth West 10kregistration officelast_img read more

Crystal Palace v Chelsea line-ups: Hazard decision, Fabregas axed, Palace man back

first_imgEden Hazard returns to the Chelsea line-up for the trip to Crystal Palace, but Cesc Fabregas is dropped to the bench.Hazard, who was rested for the win at Sunderland on Wednesday with a minor injury, comes in for Pedro.Fabregas, the match-winner at the Stadium of Light, makes way for Nemanja Matic as boss Antonio Conte opts for a more physical midfield.Chelsea are chasing a club-record equalling 11th consecutive Premier League win.Palace also make two changes, with Jason Puncheon back from suspension and Joe Ledley coming in for Mathieu Flamini.Crystal Palace: Hennessey; Ward, Dann, Delaney, Kelly; Zaha, Cabaye, McArthur, Ledley, Puncheon; Benteke.Subs: Speroni, Fryers, Husin, Mutch, Lee, Townsend, Campbell.Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill (c); Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso; Willian, Diego Costa, Hazard.Subs: Begovic, Ivanovic, Zouma, Chalobah, Fabregas, Pedro, Batshuayi.   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

SUNMAY 100% Real Human Hair 16 inch Full Head Clip in Remy Hair Extensions – Five Stars

first_img So pleased i have very thin hair and this product is perfect only needed the 1 pack will deffo order again in future. Nice hair clips, good for curling too. Would defiantly buy this again as long as the price is right. Reviews from purchasers :Good quality for price and light enough to be turned silver. Beautiful on and great value for money. I’ve had them a while now and they are still in good condition :). One pack is not enough for a full head too thin. I bought two packs but they are far to heavy on my head the hair is ok and the clips are fab the really stay in your hair but i’m just going to get my weave in on thursday £150 and going to be worth it i’m sick of buying these stupid clip ins. Perfect match to my hair colour very happy with them. Though are abit thin but another set will do the job :). Received my purchase very very quick, was pleased with my purchase very good quality haven’t any faults yet they look amazing i would defiantly recommend and i will be buying from you again thank you. Quick delivery and nice hairpiece. It was ok, but three of the clips were broken. I loved these hair extensions, you do get what you pay for however, so the hair does thin out towards the end and there isn’t that much weight to one set. However they are great for adding volume or reviving old extensions, and can be bought in multiples to add enough volume for your hair. I have silver hair and found this colour light enough that i could use purple shampoo on them to turn them a really nice silver. Fast delivery and great product. Would recommend buying two packs as the hair is thin and would buy from again. Good quality hair blends well perfect match. Lovely item and can a lot quicker than expected. Very good had them nearly a year now and have lasted well. No one has realised they are not my real hair and they take heat well (can curl and straighten hair without problems). They look and feel very natrual, worth the money. Fantastic product hair was way too yellow at first to match my own hair but a silver shampoo wash later it was a perfect match. Thin as people state on other reviews but perfect for my hair as it is thin also i found the quality to be very good even after a wash dry and straighten quick delivery and over all very pleased can’t beat the price considering i pay £90 for a full set of hair locally but its only 14′ even if i was to buy 4 packets of these it would still be cheaper than what i would pay normally so for that i will be purchasing again. Can’t fault product i would highly recommend but get 2 packets as not enough hair with one. Arrived very quick, great colour match to my hair would recommend getting two sets as they are thin but great for the money paid. SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2019-03-16 11:47:32Reviewed Item SUNMAY 100% Real Human Hair 16 inch Full Head Clip in Remy Hair Extensions (16, #2)Rating 5.0 / 5  stars, based on  37  reviews Five Stars ok for a night outcenter_img Posted on March 16, 2019Author Nathalie DuboisCategories Hair ExtensionsTags SUNMAY I’ve worn extensions since i decided to cut my hair very short, i’ve paid hundreds of pounds on fake hair and this is by far the best hair if had. Delivery is fast and quick as well even though it says can be awhile. Look and feel like real hair but a tad thin at the bottom. Could do with being thicker and fuller. Very realistic, two sets needed for full head of thick hair. Here are the specifications for the SUNMAY 100% Real Human Hair 16 inch Full Head Clip in Remy Hair Extensions:Hair Type : 100% Remy Human HairHair Style : StraightNo. of Wefts : 8 No. of Clips : 18Hair Length: 16″(40cm) Set Weight (grams) :16″(60g)Color: #2 Darkest Brownlast_img read more

What A Facebook Social Search Engine May Look Like

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#search#web dave copeland When it comes to search strategy, Google and Facebook both seek to give users the best possible result. While Google will continue to trust technical data over social data, though, Facebook is likely to stake the success of its search engine – and perhaps the entire company – on a new kind of search that puts social context first.Mark Zuckerberg told the TechCrunch Disrupt conference earlier this month, “Facebook is pretty uniquely positioned to answer a lot of questions people have.” His words set off a maelstrom of speculation that the company was about to – finally – go toe-to-toe with Google in search. Coupled with the company’s dismal stock performance since its initial public offering in May, Zuckerberg’s comments have persuaded many observers that a Facebook search engine will be available sooner rather than later.But it could be an entirely different search engine than that of Google and the myriad copycat competitors that have tried to dent Mountain View’s massive market share. While Google crawls the Web and combines what it finds with your search history to find the best result based on your query, Facebook search engineers would probably try to customize search results based on everything the company knows about your preferences and those of your friends.“Facebook’s value . . . is the enormous set of data they have about you,” said Christophe Henner, a social media manager focusing on Facebook technologies for X-Prime Group, a French Web technology firm. “Facebook would focus on improving search results not based on a page by itself – incoming links, authority and content – but on its social context: Did one of your friend engaged with the website or with this specific page?”Facebook As A Decision EngineFor Facebook search to succeed, it needs to be more than a site that simply says “Your friend liked this sushi restaurant, so maybe you will too.” Eric Silver, founder of content management system maker WebKite, said Facebook will use a complex analysis of its social graph to push you toward the decision that’s best for you.“The way search has evolved, we’re seeing engines that are focused on delivering tailored results or helping users to make decisions,” Silver said. “Google is getting their toes wet by offering credit card comparisons at, but I think we’ll see something more powerful and comprehensive from Facebook. Facebook will be able to learn from your decisions and the decisions made by peers to better answer search questions and provide results that users want.”Another way to think of Facebook search is to see it as a problem-solving engine, according to Ben Romberg, social media director at search marketing firm Tug Media. Zuckerberg’s remarks “suggest that search terms will relate to problem solving, or asking a wider audience as well as your friends to generate information: ‘I’m looking to buy a new computer, anyone have any suggestions?’” Romberg said. Bonding With Bing?It’s unclear whether Facebook would end its partnership with Microsoft, which has been using social data from Facebook to improve its search results (and thus differentiate its search results from Google’s). Facebook could leverage Bing’s head start in attacking Google’s market share, but it may also view Microsoft as a competitor or see Bing as more a hindrance than an asset.Microsoft itself seems not to have a bead on Facebook’s direction. Even as it continues to tout Bing’s partnership with Facebook, it continues to work on, a social search engine. “Facebook would need a lot of time before its index would be big enough to provide a good service,” Henner said. “Microsoft can’t get the upper hand alone, and Facebook needs a little push forward before being able to compete with Google.” 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts last_img read more

London Olympics: Abhinav Bindra gets ‘mad’ with training

first_imgFor Abhinav Bindra, training is not about studying the strategies of his rival shooters but about challenging himself to improve each time he is at the range. “If you can shoot perfectly when no one is around, if you can challenge yourself to the limit and succeed, there is nothing that can hold you back,” he explains.Bindra’s preparations for the 2008 Beijing Olympics startled most psychologists. He once bought yak’s milk from China, believing it could enhance concentration, which it did not.He spent 20 days experimenting with a single pair of shooting shoes before concluding that the sole on one needed to be 1mm thicker. He seeks perfection.To prepare himself mentally for the London Games, he went skydiving a couple of weeks ago from approximately 20,000 feet. He slept amidst red ants a year ago, just to see how long he could hold on. “He is getting mad again,” says his coach Heinz Reinkemeier. ‘Mad’ refers to Bindra’s obsessive nature.Reinkemeier was to join Bindra in London but could not as he is chief coach of the Dutch shooting team. “Abhi is getting into the groove again. After winning gold in Beijing, he perhaps lost his way a bit. But the focus is back now. He is back doing the weird things,” he says.It is not surprising when you consider the tiny margin for error. One bad shot and four years of preparation will amount to nothing.”When you are shooting, you are too focused on your job,” says Bindra. “At the end of the day, you have to see that your best is better than that of others.”advertisementIs he satisfied with his preparation for the Olympics? “Well, one is always striving to do better,” he says. “I was world champion and Olympic champion, but I always try to better my own performance.I don’t like to think about what’s going to happen. Maybe that’s how others prepare. When I go to sleep, I need to be happy with the effort I have put in. I am sleeping peacefully. I am happy.”last_img read more


first_imgIt’s all happening in Junior Touch around Australia, whether it be the AusTouch program, new Junior competitions or the NSW Junior State Cup, it’s certainly looking promising for the future of Touch. SWQ- AUSTOUCH KICKS OFF AT CHINCHILLA: From South West Queensland Terry McSweeney and his team have kicked off the Aus Touch Program in Chinchilla… “As you would be aware the AusTouch program has been developed to increase participation in the sport of Touch and increase the skill level of the participants and to promote a healthy, safe after school activity for children. Yesterday, Wednesday the 16th of February saw the initial AusTouch program in SWQ with 106 children signing up to participate in the affiliate of Chinchilla 180 km west of Toowoomba. The number could well increase as a number of children were unable to attend the sign on day. The sign on was held from 3.30 to 4.30pm with the association President Brenda Rackemann and members of her executive including Lisa and Jo as well as a number of volunteers busily signing up eager children who flooded in straight after school. It was good to see so many parents looking to be involved in some capacity. The program will have 15 volunteer leaders to guide the children over the next 7 weeks and I think some of the leaders are as excited about the program as the kids. The first session of the program commences next week under the guidance of myself and Phil Gyemore with the leaders then taking the reins for a few weeks before our return mid program to provide assistance if require. If your association or school in South West Queensland is interested in running the AusTouch program just contact our office for further details, as going on the Chinchilla response it is going to be a much sort after activity. AusTouch can be run after school once a week over 6 to 8 weeks or as an intensive 2 day program. I’ll keep you up to date over the coming weeks as the Chinchilla program progresses!” Any enquiries on SWQ Touch contact Terry at: SWQ Touch Assoc PO Box 550 Darling Heights Qld 0746311464 0407130703 Any enquiries on AusTouch, contact Marianne Maguire on (08) 8373 3222 SQBD- BEENLEIGH TOUCH JUNIOR COMPETITION BEGINS: For Karley Banks the last few weeks have been more than a little hectic as she helped a Junior Touch competition kick off at Beenleigh… “We had 40 kids start last week, after a great response at the initial sign on days and really good coverage in the local media. The short lightning season (six weeks in total) will include skill development each week for 30 minutes before the teams take part in matches. There are two divisions, Under 10’s and Under 15’s – it’s a Mixed competition for this first season with the emphasis on coming along and trying the sport. Strudwick’s Sportsworld has sponsored playing shirts for the children and Beenleigh are keeping costs to a minimum to ensure their first foray into the sport is affordable, safe and fun. We’re hoping to expand the competition after this initial lightning season and Beenleigh are keen to develop the competition to a level where they can send representative teams away to this year’s Qlueensland Junior State Cup at the Glasshouse Mountains from the July 1-3.” Any enquiries on Beenleigh Touch, give Karley Banks a call at South Queensland & Border Districts Touch Association on (07) 34230887 or [email protected] NSW TOUCH CONTINUE TO BREAK RECORDS WITH JUNIOR STATE CUP: For New South Wales Touch this weekend is set to be their busiest of the year. Right now around 7000 kids state wide are packing their bags for a trip to Wollongong for the 2005 NSW Junior State Cup. Here’s a report on the event from NSW Touch: The NSW Touch Association’s (NSWTA) Junior State Cup will once again raise the benchmark for the largest representative Touch Football carnival in the world when it takes place this weekend in Wollongong. The event has continued its run of increases in participant growth and popularity. Since 2002 when 182 teams competed, the Cup has increased to set a world record of 274 teams at the 2005 event. The continual rise of the event reflects the current growth patterns in the sport; however with this being a junior event, it is particular pleasing for the organisers. “The popularity of this event far out weighs anything else in the touch world and that is a real positive for the sport,” NSWTA General Manager Dean Russell says. “However we are now really going to review our delivery as the event is nearly at a point where we have too many teams for the current format. It is a problem we enjoy having though. Its much better to have too many kids playing than not enough.” “This event continues to be a positive feature of our game that we must continue to capitalise on” Russell added. Overall 2004 State Champions Manly will once again be strong contenders filling teams in every division, however it is expected that they will not have it all their own way with home to town favourites, Wollongong, having planned a concerted effort this year to take the title. Strong junior competitions such as Wagga, Parramatta, Penrith, Cronulla and Newcastle are all favoured to do well and could very well hold the converted tag of overall State Champions come Sunday afternoon. However while the focus will be on Touch, the local community will be set for a big weekend with up 12500 visitors to the area over the two day carnival. Russell expects the financial boost to the community to be significant. “For these tournaments to be successful we need to have successful partnerships with the local community and with the likelihood of such a large number coming to town, the 2 day event will certainly provide an enormous economic boost to the whole Illawarra area.” The event will take place this weekend, February 19/20, at Thomas Dalton Park, Charters Lane, Fairy Meadow and is played in both boys and girls divisions from U/10’s through to U/18’s involving teams form all over NSW. Draws and times can be found at Any requests for interviews can be made by contacting the General Manager on 0417 242 989 Event Statistics ,,X 275 teams over 10 divisions, 5 boys and 5 girls. ,,X Five age groups U/10, U/12, U/14, U/16 and U/18 ,,X Over 7000 players and officials with a further 5000 family members expected to attend ,,X Teams from as far north as Murwillumbah, South as Wagga and Griffith and West as Dubbo and Parkes as well as all the strong Sydney clubs will all participate. ,,X Some 767 games over two days in 20 hours of actual playing time ,,X Finals commence at with the U/10’s Girls at 2.30pm and conclude with the U/18’s Boys at 4.30pm Sunday afternoon. ,,X 25 fields running concurrently ,,X the Worlds largest Touch Tournament So things are happening for Junior Touch around Australia, that’s plain to see! It’s great for the direction and future of our status as the World’s leading Touch nation, as well as for the health and development of our kids. If your local, regional or State organisation has a story to share on the development of our future Touch Champions, send it to Rachel Moyle at [email protected]last_img read more

Jamaica’s HIV/AIDS Response Programme Lauded

first_imgThe success of Jamaica’s national HIV/AIDS response programme in reducing the number of deaths among infected persons has been lauded by Health Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, and the Pan American Organization (PAHO). Speaking at the Ministry of Health’s Annual HIV/STI Review Forum at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa in Montego Bay, recently, Dr. Ferguson pointed to a 50 per cent decline in the number of HIV/AIDS-related deaths, between 2004 and 2011. An estimated 1.7 per cent of the population, aged 15 to 49 years, is deemed to be living with the disease in Jamaica, He attributed this to improvements in healthcare delivery, inclusive of increased availability of and access to Antiretroviral Drugs (ARVs), used in the treatment of infected persons; and improved surveillance programmes and testing processes. “Three hundred and thirty three (333) AIDS deaths were reported in 2010, compared to 665 in 2004. This represents a 50% decrease in AIDS deaths since the inception of universal access to ARVs in 2004 (a)… significant improvement over this period,” he informed. The Health Minister informed that procurement of a significant supply of ARVs was facilitated, primarily through the provision of a US$23 million grant from the Global Fund. Dr. Ferguson noted that improved healthcare in Jamaica, consistent with international standards, has contributed to more persons with HIV/AIDS, being able to live normal lifestyles. This, he contended, augurs well for the country’s prospects in securing continued assistance, particularly from international donor agencies, to further strengthen the sector’s capacity to effectively tackle the disease.  Jamaica’s HIV/AIDS Programme is financed mainly by the Government of Jamaica, the Global Fund, UNAIDS, and the World Bank. Significant expenditures have been made on activities geared towards prevention, with approximately $676 million being allocated in this regard in 2009/10, and $625 million in 2010/11. Encouraged by the progress in Jamaica’s fight against HIV/AIDS, Minister Ferguson assured that the country will seek to fulfill new targets, in this regard, by 2015. These, he outlined, include: further reducing the spread of HIV/AIDS through sexual transmission, reducing the risk of persons engaging in substance abuse being infected, particularly where the sharing of needles occurs; reducing the number of tuberculosis-related deaths among persons living with HIV/AIDS; reducing the number new cases of the disease among children; and increasing the number of persons accessing treatment. “I feel very confident that we can see further improvements in our HIV and AIDS targets within the next three years. Jamaica’s HIV programme has been lauded as among the most successful in the Latin American and Caribbean Region,” the Minister said. Dr. Ferguson said, against the background of tight fiscal constraints, Jamaica continues to lobby international donor agencies for additional funding support to maintain the national programme. “We have to secure the gains that we have made. I am confident that our global partners will support our efforts at reducing the HIV prevalence among our population, thereby putting our country firmly along the path of development,” he underscored. A recent World Bank study on Jamaica’s HIV/AIDS Programme, conducted in collaboration with the Government of Jamaica and UNAIDS, recommended that priority areas be identified for long term and sustainable funding. “Assess the allocative efficiency between prevention and treatment, and between specific programmes within prevention, to guide targeted efforts. Effective prevention, in the short term, will result in lower spending on treatment in the long term,” the World Bank study concluded. Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Advisor on HIV/STI Surveillance, Dr. Paul Edwards, who also addressed the HIV/STI Review Forum, in commending the effectiveness of Jamaica’s programme, as well, suggested that the country share its “best practices” with the rest of the Caribbean. “You have made tremendous achievements in 2011; a lot of very good work (is) being done here in Jamaica. There are a lot of best practices that need to be documented and shared across the Caribbean. I encourage you to do that,” Dr. Edwards said. In his recent message, focusing on the region’s AIDS prevention campaign, United Nation Secretary General Special Envoy for HIV in the Caribbean, Dr. Edward Greene, pointed to the prospect of “an AIDS-free generation” in the region that was “unimaginable” a generation ago. “Yet, we are cautioned by the reality that biomedical and behavioural tools still have to be brought to scale and that scarce resources and the persistence of stigma and discrimination are impediments to this dream,’ he stated. As such, Dr. Greene stressed the need for a redoubling of efforts to strengthen the health system’s response, advance treatment to prevent HIV/AIDS, and eliminate mother to child transmission, among other key focus areas. “These require creative and collective leadership, shared responsibility in public/private partnerships, and the engagement of all stakeholders,” Dr. Greene underscored.last_img read more

Rep Huizenga applauds House approved budget plan

first_img13Jun Rep. Huizenga applauds House approved budget plan Categories: Huizenga News,News Legislator commends savings, accountable government and spending in key areasState Rep. Mark Huizenga this week voted to approve a state budget plan for the upcoming year that keeps government small while investing in areas that increase individual opportunities.The House budget plan costs taxpayers about $1.3 billion less than the plan recommended by the governor. The proposal injects needed money into roads, schools, clean drinking water and environment initiatives along with skilled trades.“This is about ensuring our state government delivers positive outcomes for residents and that it’s serving customers properly as they do business with Michigan through living here and paying taxes here,” said Huizenga, of Walker.The plan raises the state’s minimum per-pupil foundation allowance by $180 per student in a majority of Michigan school districts. All school districts would get at least $90 more per student, coming on top of the largest annual per-student increase of the past 15 years within the current budget year.Early literacy and career training are special focuses as the overall school aid fund would surpass $15 billion. Skilled trades will also see support by shifting funds and adding nearly $750,000 for additional grants in the Going Pro initiative that will increase the viability, versatility and potential of Michigan’s workforce.“As we educate the next generation, we must put them in a position to have success across a wide variety of fields so they are able to support themselves and their families,” Huizenga said. “Unemployment has dropped from nearly 15 percent in mid-2009 to about 4 percent now. It is important to continue on that trajectory and we need to continue to emphasize career training in our schools and programs such as Going Pro. This keeps Michigan at the forefront of job readiness and will help retain and attract talent.”The Michigan Legislature has committed $125 million in statewide resources to PFAS detection, investigation and cleanup efforts since 2017 and the budget plan ensures proper environmental protection across the board – including a prioritized, sustained commitment to combating PFAS and invasive species.The measures now move to the Senate for consideration.last_img read more