Conor Gibbons scored as St Eunans ran out easy winners against Naomh Muire in the Donegal SFC.Naomh Conaill and St Eunans both secured the wins they desired to advance to the last eight of the Donegal SFC.The two bitter rivals now meet in the final group match next weekend, in the knowledge that both teams are safely through, the only thing left to play for is to see who tops the group.St Eunans recorded a comprehensive win over Naomh Muire with a ruthless and clinical display at O’Donnell Park yesterday afternoon. They led 1-9 to 0-00 after twenty minutes, the goal coming from lively corner-forward Conor Gibbons, Naomh Muire couldn’t cope with the pace and intensity in which St Eunans played at.Hugh ‘The Yank’ Boyle struck a goal early in the second-half, but it didn’t spark a comeback as Gary would’ve hoped.Eunans piled on the pressure to run out comfortable winners on a score-line of St Eunans 1-21 Naomh Muire 1-05.Naomh Muire and Malin will now battle it out to remain in the Donegal SFC for next season when they clash next Sunday in the Banks. Naomh Conaill were made to work hard by Malin but got over the line for the second week running to book their place in the last eight.Dermot Molloy and Daragh Gallagher were impressive for the hosts, as was John O’Malley.Malin worked extremely hard, but lacked that bit of quality in the forward department to really hurt Naomh Conaill.Naomh Conaill won through on a score-line of 0-10 to Malin’s 0-07. DONEGAL SFC: WINS FOR NAOMH CONAILL AND ST EUNANS SEE THEM ADVANCE TO LAST EIGHT was last modified: October 6th, 2014 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:Donegal SFCGAAMalinNaomh ConaillNAOMH MUIRENews SportSt Eunans
The master suite and other design challengesThe master suite is upstairs. We wanted to make sure to address the things we didn’t like about our old master suite. Although our previous bedroom had a walk-in closet, it was really too narrow to have clothes hanging along both sides. The new house needed a bigger closet.As the design evolved, sometimes the closet would get even bigger because there was some unused space adjacent to it. If the design evolved in the opposite direction, Julie would protest. It seems you can never make a closet smaller. Our old master bathroom was also just a bit too narrow. Like the closet, the master bathroom seemed to grow as the design evolved. Anyone with aspirations of designing a modest home should avoid watching HGTV (except maybe the show about tiny houses).The hangar and garage presented some unique challenges. Obviously, we need a door on the taxiway side large enough for the airplane and doors on the street side for the cars. We also want to store our motorhome in the hangar. Even existing house designs that have hangars rarely have provisions for RV storage. The motorhome (the rectangle in the image showing the hangar) dictated the height of the hangar. We decided that it was easier to increase the height of the hangar door to get the motorhome in and out than to have a tall enough garage door.The hardest part of designing the house was not making individual regions work out, but making them work together. The roof sections need to come together in a way that is buildable and aesthetically pleasing. Sometimes, the logical places for windows from the interior didn’t look good from the exterior. No design is without compromises, but after many, many iterations, we have a design that we are pleased with. We have good views of the runway from the rooms that we will spend the most time in. We have a large south-facing section of roof that is suitable for solar panels. I doubt if we have thought of everything, but hopefully we have thought of all the important things. Developing floor plansA couple years ago, I purchased Home Designer software and started designing floor plans. Hundreds of versions later, we have a design that we are excited about.Some of the things we want in our house plan will be familiar to most people designing a new house while other needs are specific to our situation. My wife and I intend to live in this house until the kids send us off to assisted living. Those kids are college age now. They will probably live in the house off and on for the next few years. How do we design a house to be suitable for just the two of us and also suitable for a holiday gathering with our kids, their eventual families, our parents, and our siblings?For the main floor, we want a kitchen open to the family room. When we have a family gathering, we don’t want the cooks to be segregated from everyone else. If age or disability eventually prevents one of us from being able to climb stairs, we want to be able to live on just the first floor. So, we put a bedroom, office, and laundry room on the first floor. Although we label the bedroom as a guest bedroom, we provided a closet and bathroom that would make it a suitable master suite. That is not the type of airport I chose to live at. I am a recreational pilot. I fly an airplane that was built in 1948. The way I use my airplane is comparable to the way recreational boaters use their pontoon boats or ski boats. I enjoy flying around the area when the weather is good. I enjoy taking friends and family for rides. My desire to live on an airport is analogous to the desire of recreational boaters to live on a lake.The neighborhood we built in is a called an airpark. Most of the lots have direct taxiway access. All of the houses on those lots have attached hangars. (The home owners association actually requires it.) There are dozens of airparks like this around the country. We were fortunate enough to acquire a lot that has a good view of the runway and excellent southern exposure for solar, as long as we designed the house to take advantage of it. For many years, I have dreamed of living at a general aviation airport. Instead of driving to the airport to go flying, I would just step out the back door. When I am done for the day, I would sit on the back porch and watch takeoffs and landings. Well, it now seems to be happening. Our old house has been sold and we have moved to an apartment. We purchased a lot on the airport in Linden, Michigan. The new house has been designed. Now, it is time to build it.For people who know me well, the reasons for wanting to live on an airport don’t require much explaining. Sometimes I forget that, for most people, it is a fairly radical idea. When most people think about an airport, they envision the airline terminals that they slog through in the course of traveling between distant cities. I opted to design the house myselfI am often asked why I decided to design our house myself as opposed to using an available design. The reason I usually give is that there are very few available house plans with attached hangars and adding a hangar to a conventional plan doesn’t work very well. An attached hangar tends to preclude an outside view from a relatively large fraction of the perimeter of the house. Although there are a handful of rooms for which a view to the outside is not important, conventional house plans usually do not locate these rooms in the location at which a hangar would make sense. We were not likely to find any off-the-shelf house plans that worked.When I am being completely honest, I admit the main reason I designed the house myself, as opposed to hiring an architect, is my personality. I have always enjoyed designing things. For most of my professional life, I designed automotive transmissions. In my 40s, I decided to change directions and become a patent attorney. I enjoy learning about new fields, like the science and practice of homebuilding. I enjoy the challenge of manipulating the parts to try to achieve what we want. I am looking forward to seeing something I designed become a real-world structure.My education about building science wasn’t very structured. As I played with potential floor plan ideas, various questions came up. “Would that be really expensive to build?” “Can walls come together like that?” “Can I put the second floor bathroom over the garage?” Searching online, I usually came across the answers to 20 questions I hadn’t thought to ask before I found the answer I was looking for.I discovered the wealth of information at sites like Green Building Advisor, Building Science Corporation, and HeatSpring. I was surprised at the gap between the best known way to build houses and the way it was typically done. Of course, I didn’t know enough to specify everything that needs to be specified. I was fortunate to have a builder who was open to departing from his usual practices and who provided the kinds of knowledge one cannot get from web sites. Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of guest blogs by Reid Baldwin about the construction of his house in Linden, Michigan. RELATED ARTICLES The Pretty Good HouseMartin’s Pretty Good House ManifestoGreen Building for BeginnersPlans and Pricing for Our House in MaineGBA Encyclopedia: Building Lots and Siting a House NEXT: Walls and insulation
The Australian team narrowly lost in the pivotal 18’s Mixed division 6-4.With a powerful and heartfelt pre-game address by coach Michael McDonald, the 18’s Mixed were pumped to do their country proud.Some flashy footwork and accurate long balls from the Kiwis tested the Aussie defence as New Zealand ran out to an early lead. Haylee Henderson scored in the corner to open the Aussies account but a lot of work was needed in the second half to bridge the gap.Australia improved greatly in the second half but unfortunately half chances did not eventuate through no lack of trying from the Aussies. Sam Brisby in particular was the architect of many attacking raids.The Australians should take great heart that they can compete and win against the Kiwis in their pet division and will challenge over two games on Saturday. For more information, please visit the Youth World Challenge website – http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=1-6458-0-0-0
Tottenham boss Pochettino: No need to prioritise competitionsby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says they won’t prioritise competitions this season.Their current run of four successive victories equals their best of the campaign and their manager is keen for them to avoid any slip-ups which may interfere with that, starting at home to Bournemouth today.”Two seasons ago when we were fighting with Leicester we went to the end but the gap was so big (they finished 11 points behind in third),” he said.”It wasn’t enough. Now we are close but we need to be cautious, go step-by-step, game-by-game.”We need to be conscious about that, we need to fight a lot, and there is still a long way for work and to be consistent.”Being involved in four competitions will be tough but we are going to try.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bournemouth boss Howe: Our huge incentive going into Southampton clashby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth boss Eddie Howe admits their clash with Southampton can lay down a marker.It is still early days in the Premier League, but playing first on Friday night means a win for Bournemouth will take them up to third in the table.”It’s a huge incentive going into this game,” Howe admitted. “We’re looking for back-to-back wins in the Premier League, which is a very difficult thing to do.”We’ve enjoyed the games against Southampton which have been tight and tough, from both clubs’ perspectives. We’re looking forward to another entertaining match.”
Writing about dress colors isn’t usually in our wheelhouse, but given how the sports world was responding to the viral debate regarding this photo Thursday night, we figured we’d get involved. We also figured we’d update you on the answer to the debate, as well as the reason that people are seeing the same dress in such drastically different colors.First, for those who haven’t seen the photo before – see below. Some people see it as white and gold, while others see it as blue and black.In the morning when I was looking at that dress, it was black&blue now in the evening its white&gold! WTF? HOW? :DDD pic.twitter.com/lwS8oQlcvx— Laura Slivka (@zeGoattt) February 27, 2015In reality, the dress is blue and black. That will probably shock half of you out there, but it’s true.Hey everyone, you can buy the dress yourself and see that it’s blue and black #whiteandgold #blackandblue #yallidiots pic.twitter.com/7XkMgMPFvi— Max (@thabaerjew) February 27, 2015So why is the world split on this? Wired probably has the best explanation we’ve seen out there. In short, a given person’s visual system is either discounting the color blue or the color gold involuntarily.This image, though, hits some kind of perceptual boundary. That might be because of how people are wired. Human beings evolved to see in daylight, but daylight changes color. That chromatic axis varies from the pinkish red of dawn, up through the blue-white of noontime, and then back down to reddish twilight. “What’s happening here is your visual system is looking at this thing, and you’re trying to discount the chromatic bias of the daylight axis,” says Bevil Conway, a neuroscientist who studies color and vision at Wellesley College. “So people either discount the blue side, in which case they end up seeing white and gold, or discount the gold side, in which case they end up with blue and black.” (Conway sees blue and orange, somehow.)Business Insider also has a decent writeup on the situation.The sports world has been having a field day relating this to team colors. Coach Cal made a joke last night. Duke basketball made another this morning. It probably won’t end for some time.
00:00 /01:10 An oil drilling rig pictured in rural DeWitt County, TX Some say oilfield workers of the future will need new tech skills, but that at the same time, their jobs will be easier. However it plays out, the industry’s digital transformation could mean big changes for its workforce.At a recent panel discussion in Houston, oil and gas executives were asked whether the “digital oilfield” of the future will have a place for “roughnecks,” the grease-and-sweat jobs of the industry.“We will need less, but a lot of that work is not going away,” said Jim Claunch, VP of Operational Excellence at global oil company Statoil.Claunch said new technologies can give workers more guidance in their day-to-day tasks. Take the “augmented reality” glasses some companies are already experimenting with.“Before somebody is going to work on a pumpjack, for example, they can put on the glasses and they can see, ‘okay, here’s the things about safety I need to worry about,’” he explained. “And then, ‘show me step by step how I fix this.’”That could save time, which of course is money.“There will be increased safety, there will be increased profits, but overall, we’re still going to need people,” said Scott Desmarais with consulting firm McKinsey.Desmarais said as it stands, oilfields still need routine maintenance, though that will change with more automation. He noted the possibility that future workers won’t waste time checking up on an oil well, unless the well tells the worker there’s a problem. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share Listen X
Croatia-based combat sports channel provider Fight Channel Group has named Jorge Elias as vice-president, charged with enhancing the development of the group, which has just announced the sale of its channel for the western Balkans markets, Fight Channel, to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts-backed United Media.The sale of the regionally-focused channel to United Media, the programming arm of pay TV and cable operator United Group, leaves Fight Channel Group with its international service, Fight Channel World HD, which is distributed in Austria, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Romania, Israel, Netherlands, Australia, South Africa, Philippines, Croatia, Slovenia and Macedonia. The group also owns and produces Final Fight Championship mixed martial arts and kickboxing events in Europe and the US.Elias has more than 30 years’ senior management experience, including a decade in strategic development and execution in the mixed martial arts world and the TV business. He has worked for UFC, Dream Stage, Pride FC and King of the Cage, and has produced over 400 hours of TV coverage of mixed martial arts for the Hispanic market.“Jorge Elias is the right person for Fight Channel Group. We believe his strong leadership experience, extensive background and business development skills will help our company to strengthen partnerships, develop strategic alliances and expand our worldwide presence,” said Fight Channel Group president Orsat Zovko.“I am very excited to be joining the Fight Channel Group. I believe Orsat Zovko has a great business model and talented management team that uniquely positions it to capitalise on the sport’s revolution that MMA has created. In the last couple of months Orsat and I discussed a lot. We share the same vision and the same way of thinking and the result of our strategy will soon be seen globally,” said Elias.
Deutsche Telekom said that converged fixed-network and mobile products continued to fuel its customer growth in the third quarter, with TV numbers up across most markets.Deutsche Telekom boosted its TV base in Germany by 6.5% to reach 3.291 million. Quarterly TV revenues were up 5.7% to €373 million. The company said that converged products were playing a key role, contributing to 67,000 new broadband customers in the quarter.Telekom added the former UPC Austria’s base of 456,000 TV customers to its base for the first time in Q3.Elsewhere in Europe, the company added 35,000 net TV customers, with strong growth in all markets except Romania and Croatia.In Greece, OTE’s TV base, including cable and satellite customers as well as IPTV, grew by 3.1% to reach 531,000. In Romania, Telekom Romania’s TV base however shrank by 1.3% to 4.454 million.In Hungary, Magyar Telekom’s TV customer base increased by 4.8% to 1.065 million.In the Czech Republic, the operator’s local unit grew its TV base from 25,000 to 68,000 year-on-year. In neighbouring Slovakia, Telekom’s local unit had 607,000 TV customers, up 4.5%.In Croatia, T-Hrvatski Telekom’s TV subscribers were flat year-on-year at 413,000.
RTVS Head of International Relations Slavomira Kubickova and EBU DG Noel CurranPublic broadcaster organisation the EBU is teaming up with Slovakian Member RTVS to create a new EBU Academy regional learning hub in Bratislava. A letter of intent has been signed by RTVS Director General Jaroslav Reznik and EBU DG Noel Curran.The hub is the third to be announced this year following the opening of similar academies in Tbilisi and Warsaw with Members GPB and Polskie Radio respectively.The Slovakian hub is intended to serve journalists working for EBU members in Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Ukraine.The first course on data journalism will take place in Bratislava with EBU Faculty members Jonathan Stoneman and Ville Juutilainen on June 6-7. Day one will focus on sources of data and cleaning data and day two on using data for storytelling.“The EBU is committed to increasing learning and development opportunities for professionals in the different regions of our Membership,” said EBU Academy head Nathalie Labourdette.“Our aim is to ensure that all members can benefit from the expert training the EBU Academy offers. This new hub will ensure we can offer everything from training on editorial journalistic issues such as constructive journalism, through to leadership training and the technology skills required for public service media today.”RTVS Director General, Jaroslav Reznik said: “For more than a year, RTVS has been intensively devoted to educating its employees and to improving their professional skills and qualification. We are very pleased that, thanks to the cooperation between RTVS and the EBU, we will have the opportunity to welcome colleagues from other EBU Members. We are convinced that the workshops hosted by RTVS will be extremely useful for those attending, supporting high-quality journalism in both a national and international context.”