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first_imgHe has brought us sports news from around the globe for almost 50 years.Packie Bonner and THAT save!And now presenter Bill O’Herlihy is set to hang up his microphone after tonight’s World Cup Final.And now the 75 year old has revealed that his favourite sporting moment of that career was Packie Bonner’s World Cup penalty save against Romania at Italia ’90. The Corkman revealed “It was very exciting in the studio and a fantastic time for Ireland.“Everyone knows where they were when the big Donegal man pulled off that wonderful save.”O’Herlihy has been described as the “best in the business” by his old pal and fellow pundit Eamon Dunphy.As Bill would say himself – “We’ll leave it there so.” OKEY DOKE – RTE LEGEND SAYS PACKIE’S WORLD CUP SAVE WAS HIS FAVOURITE MOMENT! was last modified: July 13th, 2014 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:Bill O’HerlihydonegalItalia ’90Packie Bonnersavelast_img read more

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Open Thread: Can MySpace Really Make a Comeback?

first_imgThe Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Related Posts Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… For months, we’ve been fielding rumors (and filtering out the facts) about MySpace’s proposed redesign and rebranding.Tonight’s report on TechCrunch outlines a few minor details of the overall plan to stop the site’s hemorrhaging users and stem its financial decline. As we’ve known (and as we predicted last year), the site will shift its emphasis from pure social networking to content discovery and recommendation. The site’s tagline is expected to change to “Discover and Be Discovered.” But is that really enough to bring users back? What would it take for you to start regularly using MySpace again?Disclosure: The writer of this post has been privy to a great deal of internal information about the redesign due to personal connections in the L.A. and S.F. offices. Because of confidentiality issues and NDAs, much of that information cannot currently be published here. We will do our best to let you know official MySpace news as it breaks.With the abrupt firing of CEO Owen Van Natta two weeks ago, we are reminded of his initial duties when he was hired less than a year ago. In addition to dealing with internal politics and negotiating the end of MySpace’s ad deal with Google, Van Natta was expected to give MySpace much-needed boost in the areas of technology, branding and features.While it’s unknown exactly how much of the forthcoming “new” MySpace will represent Van Natta’s vision, we do wonder if anything is enough to save that sinking ship. Of course, the site still has a large userbase, particularly in the international market. But what do techies want to see before they start using the site again?The outlook isn’t good, to say the least. We conducted an informal poll on Twitter, asking what folks would need to call themselves MySpace users. While a slew of respondents said bribes – from money to puppies to MacBooks – would do the trick, the noble @EricBurgess replied “They couldn’t even pay me.” @_Tycho_ wrote that the site would have to “be easier to use than Facebook, and then convince my friends to all go back on.” A tall order, indeed, and one echoed by several others.But usability and attrition/retention aside, many users gave a common ultimatum: MySpace would have to do anything they try – from social networking to content and beyond – better than Pandora, Facebook or Twitter do the same things. Granted, in terms of content discovery, Facebook’s not particularly kind on musicians or filmmakers; as evidence, you can check out some of the remaining MySpace users. If you’ve visited the site lately, your list of active friends might look like a wasteland of struggling bands. But is a new content recommendation engine packed with multimedia goodies and intuitive discovery tools enough to regain the public’s love and trust?What do you think – is a site redesign enough to make you want to use MySpace again? Can the site succeed as a content platform rather than a social network? Or is MySpace doomed to sink like the Titanic, regardless of the products or features they roll out?Let us know your opinions in the comments. Tags:#MySpace#web center_img Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification jolie odell A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

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Community Capacity Building 2016: A review of available resources

first_imgPublications and other resources:Publications, reports and powerpoint presentations can be accessed here, of particular note are the Resource Manual for Community Capacity Building by Mancini and Bowen – which was recently updated, as well as the 2016 report The Importance of Community and Relationship Provisions by O’Neal, Mancini a& DeGraff. Training: Community Capacity Building training offers ways for military service providers and service providers in the local community to work in partnership, pooling resources to support military families and accomplish their program goals. The training is offered in a two-part series, which includes the following:• Community Capacity Building – Fundamental provides an overview of community capacity building and offers ways organizations can support service members and families. The program takes service providers through a four-step process to create an effective plan.• Community Capacity Building – Advanced provides more in-depth training on the various elements of community capacity building. Topics include assessing and discussing community needs, engaging military leaders and monitoring a plan’s progress.Access the training here! Webinars: The following webinars were created and hosted by the Military Family Learning Network (Community Capacity Building) in 2016.Making the Extension-Military Connection – an interactive discussion between between  cooperative extension and military family readiness practitioners.Creating Value for Military Families: Extension-Military Connection – an in-depth case of collaboration between cooperative extension and family readiness practitioners. Best practices will be described from the standpoint of practitioners, and tools and techniques will be reviewed.Building Blocks of Military Family Readiness – discussing the building blocks of the Family Readiness System (FRS) and the Beyond The Yellow Ribbon (BTYR) program/model and how they contribute to the overall readiness of the military family and community capacity building efforts.For access to all MFLN webinars, click here! What is in store for 2017?More coverage of the pilot program Building Healthy Military Communities as it unfolds in seven states across the U.S., strengthening the connection between land grant university resources and military communities!A national campaign to promote a strong effort for community capacity building, more on this in January. As 2016 comes to a close, we’d like to review the resources that are available for professionals working with military communities.Why community capacity building is important: It is important to remember that today’s military service members and their families live, work and play in local communities throughout the country. They attend civilian schools and houses of worship, shop at local businesses and use local community services. Those community services play a key role in supporting service members and their families. By working together, military service providers and their civilian counterparts can build a community’s capacity to support service members and their families, and help them feel welcome and connected.last_img read more

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Beermen ‘won’t back down’ from KaTropa after intense Game 3

first_imgCayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games What ‘missteps’? Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJust like the Incredible Hulk, the San Miguel Beermen are a different animal when they’re angry.Arwind Santos himself noted that heated confrontations, like what happened in halftime of Game 3 of the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals against TNT on Sunday, just lights a fire under the Beermen, making them more driven to claim the win.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games “That’s the good thing about this team when we’re angry. We remind each other that it’s okay to feel that because we don’t want to lose,” he said in Filipino. “If our opponents want that kind of game, we’ll give it to them but we won’t lose focus on what we want to achieve.”Tempers flared late in the second period when TNT stand-in import Mike Myers and Governors’ Cup reinforcement Michael Craig jawed at Chris Ross.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Those guys, they keep talking to me and I don’t know why,” shared Ross. “The guy told me he’s playing next conference, I said I’m not worried about the next conference I’m worried about the game right now.”Emotions escalated during the halftime break, where the two imports allegedly pushed a metal railing that hit San Miguel governor Robert Non and some of the Beermen staff who were on their way to the dugout. Both denied the accusations against them. LATEST STORIES Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We’ve been together for so long and the chemistry is already there. We’re locked in on what we wanted to do and we know what to expect from them after we won Game 2,” he said.Ross, though, hopes the Beermen won’t have to wait for such instances before coming to their senses.“I hope we can get to that level where we can just play at that level from the beginning. That will be good for us. But as long as we got that extra level to go through, it’s always good,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garagecenter_img MOST READ World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ FIFA’s video review system under scrutiny again in Russia Nonetheless, the scuffle seemingly fueled the Beermen in the third quarter as they came out hot en route to a 109-97 Game 3 win and a 2-1 series lead.“We won’t back down from them,” said SMB head coach Leo Austria.Ross echoed Santos’ sentiments and said that heated confrontations “kind of gets our juices going.”“It’s kind of like waking up a sleeping dog or something. We’re just trying to play basketball and when they start to do things that we feel that aren’t basketball, we kind of turn it up the notch,” he said.June Mar Fajardo said it’s San Miguel Beer’s poise given that the Beermen have a lot of experience being in pressure-packed situations.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Indian athletes aim for best-ever haul in CWG

first_imgThe missing star power of Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell might have taken some sheen off it but the athletics event of the Delhi Commonwealth Games promises to be enthralling nonetheless with home-grown talents such as PT Usha-protege Tintu Luka gearing up to make a mark.India have just nine athletics medals, including a gold, in the Commonwealth Games history but the country can look forward to a haul of at least six this time, according to Athletics Federation of India chief Lalit Bhanot.Athletics is one discipline in Commonwealth Games which presents a world class field. Competitors from Great Britain, Australia, Canada, Jamaica, Kenya and Canada take part in it.Not surprisingly, India have many times won more athletics medals in Asian Games than Commonwealth Games.’Flying Sikh’ Milkha Singh is the only Indian to have won a gold — in men’s quarter mile or 440 yards race in Cardiff, Wales in 1958 when it was still known as the British Empire and Commonwealth Games.The colour of the medals will, however, depends on whether the athletes can touch their personal bests in home conditions.”This time we have the chance to have the best medal haul in our Commonwealth Games history. We are aiming for six to eight medals. It is a very tough world-class competition in athletics as competitors from Jamaica, Kenya, Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Canada are taking part,” Bhanot told PTI.”In Melbourne, we won two silver — Seema Antil in women’s discus throw and women’s 4X400 relay. But this time we are hoping that we will be among the top performing athletics countries,” said Bhanot who is also the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee spokesman.advertisementIn four events — men’s shot put, men’s discus throw, women’s discus throw and women’s 4X400 relay — Indians are among the season’s top five performers among Commonwealth countries.India is expecting two medals from women’s discus throw out of the three in the team — Krishna Poonia, Harwant Kaur and national record holder and Melbourne Games silver medallist Seema Antil.Poonia and Kaur are in the top five and Antil is sixth.All the three were also fielded in Melbourne with Antil winning silver with a throw of 60.56m.Poonia hurled the discus to 63.69 in April in USA, which put her third in the season’s best list behind Dani Samuels (65.58m) of Australia and Elizna Naude (64.49m) of South Africa. .Naude had won gold in Melbourne with an effort of 61.55m while Samuels bagged a bronze by clearing 60.56m.Poonia, who was fifth in Melbourne four years ago with 58.65m, has not touched 61.00m in her two latest performances — at the Asian All Star Meet in July here and National Inter-State Championships in Patiala last month.Kaur, who was seventh in Melbourne with 57.64m, has a season’s best of 60.66m which she recorded at Patiala and is fifth among the Commonwealth discus throwers.She has a personal best of 63.05m which she did six years ago and had done 61.08 in 2008 though in the last two months she has not been able to go past the 61m mark.Antil, on the other hand, has not touched 60m for quite some time and she will need a major improvement in her form to win a medal though she is the national record holder with a throw of 64.84 in 2004.In women’s 800m race, Luka has improved by leaps and bounds in recent months and she broke Shiny Wilson’s 15-year-old national record yesterday in the VTB Bank Continental Cup by running 1:59.17 to finish a creditable fifth. Wilson’s earlier national record was 1:59.85 set in 1995.Luka is now sixth among Commonwealth top performers this season with Beijing Olympics gold medallist Nancy Jebet Lagat of Kenya leading the time with 1:57.75, followed by another Kenyan Janeth Jepkosgei (1:57.84), Jamaican Kenia Sinclair (1:58.16), Britons Jemma Simpson (1:58.74) and Jennifer Meadows (1:58.88).But the withdrawls of Simpson and Meadows, who finished fourth in Croatia, have brightened Luka’s medal hopes.The 21-year-old P T Usha protege will, however, have to contend with tough competition as top finishers in Melbourne four years ago are in prime form this time around as well.Janeth had won gold in Melbourne with a time of 1:57.88 while Sinclair was the silver medallist with 1:58.16 four years ago.Janeth, a former world champion and Beijing Olympics silver medallist, and Sinclair finished first and second in VTB Bank Continental Cup on Saturday in Split, Croatia, where Luka shattered Shiny Wilson’s record with her first sub two minute performance of her career.South African world champion Caster Semenya, who resumed running recently after her gender test controversy a year ago, will also be aiming for a medal though her best this season was 1:59.65.advertisementAnother event in which India can expect a medal is in women’s 4X400m relay. The Indian quartet of Rajwinder Kaur, Manjith Kaur, Soman Chitra and Pinki Parmanik had won a silver in Melbourne with an effort of 3:29.57.This season, the Indian relay team’s 3:32.63 time is the fourth best behind Great Britain, Jamaica and Nigeria. In Melbourne, Australia had won gold with a timing of 3:28.66 while Nigeria (3:31.83) and Jamaica (3:34.91) had finished third and fourth respectively.Fast improving women jumper Mayookha Johny is another medal hope in both long jump and triple jump. She broke Anju Bobby George’s 2002 triple jump national record of 13.67m by clearing 13.68m at the National Inter-State Meet in Patiala last month.In long jump, her 6.64m is seventh among the season’s best Commonwealth performers while she is sixth in triple jump.”I am aiming to jump around 14m in which I think should win a medal in long jump. In triple jump, I am aiming for 6.7m or 6.8m to get a medal,” Mayookha had said after the Patiala meet.Among men, India’s medal hopes are mainly on shot putters Om Prakash and Saurabh Vij but they may not be gold. With Vij testing positive for a banned stimulant has dealt a blow to India as he had recently recorded a staggering 20.65m in the Delhi Athletics Championships.His effort though was not counted as national record as it came in a state event which did not follow standard rules including dope tests.The IAAF website though took note of Vij’s effort which is below the Commonwealth best of Canadian Dylan Armstrong’s 21.58m. Dorian Scott of Jamaica, who won silver in Melbourne four years ago with an effort of 19.75m, is second with season’s best of 20.55 while Martin Scott of Australia who won bronze in Melbourne has a personal best of 20.10 to lie fourth this season.Om Prakash and Great Britain’s Carl Myerscough have same 19.99m to be in fifth place in season’s best efforts.Om Prakash, who have a personal best of 20.02m recorded last year in Chennai said he wood look to clear 20.50m for a medal.”I am looking to clear at least 20.50m which I think should be enough for a medal. Winning gold depends on the performance of other competitors. Armstrong could only have 19.70 in the VTB Bank Continental Cup on Saturday so you never know,” he said.last_img read more

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first_imgBooks September 10: Bunny’s adventure Attend the book release of Move on Bunny! by Vivek Atray. A humorous tale of a young man named Bunny Kapoor and his escapades, Bunny! has pesky bosses and demanding girl friends to deal with along the way. Read about how he manages to keep,BooksSeptember 10: Bunny’s adventure Attend the book release of Move on Bunny! by Vivek Atray. A humorous tale of a young man named Bunny Kapoor and his escapades, Bunny! has pesky bosses and demanding girl friends to deal with along the way. Read about how he manages to keep his cool and win the day with a common sense, no-nonsense approach. At: UT Guest House, Chandigarh. Tel: 2749821.Music and danceSeptember 1: Culture curry To celebrate their third anniversary, the NGO Tamanna is organising a cultural event at Tagore Theatre, 6 pm. It will comprise performances by rock band Karmaasa, among others. Get your free passes to be a part of this event from these locations below: Career Cafe, Sector-8, Chandigarh and Sai Trophies, Sector-20, Chandigarh Tel: 9646655229.SportsSeptember 22-October 2: Spirit of hockeyThe second edition of the four-nation Punjab Gold Cup hockey tournament will see India, Pakistan, New Zealand and Argentina in action. The venues for the matches are: Government Barjindra College stadium, Faridkot; Olympian Prithipal Singh stadium at Ludhiana; GNDU stadium, Amritsar; Rajindra College, Bathinda; and Sports Complex, Mohali.TheatreSeptember 6-16: Folklore The Saang Festival is organised by DPR Haryana at Tagore Theatre every year. Saang is a rural folk drama of Haryana, based on the open theatre style. It will be performed by a group of about twelve artists who will sing religious stories and folk tales. At: Sector 18, Chandigarh Tel: 2724278.September 15-18: Social drama Anita Shabdeesh, a prominent Punjabi theatre personality, is organising a four-day Theatre Festival at Punjab Kala Bhawan. It will showcase performances by a slew of theatre artists and Punjabi movie actors; highlighting various facets of the society we live in. At: Punjab Kala Bhavan, Sector 16, Chandigarh. Tel: 2721858, 2704573.advertisementNightlifeTill August 31: NostalgiaOrchid Lounge presents Soulful Musical Evenings featuring Goabased singer Andre Claude Coelho. The esoteric musician would belt out numbers of musical greats such as Neil Diamond, Elvis Presley and Pat Boone along with his original compositions from his debut album titled Andre. Catch him every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. At: Orchid Lounge, Sector 34 A, Chandigarh. Tel: 2624990.Till August 26: Sing alongExercise your vocal chords at karaoke nights at Cafe Amor from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Shake a leg to the numbers while enjoying happy hours till the closing time. At: Huda Restaurant Complex, Sector-5, Panchkula. Tel: 4266666.ShoppingSeptember 2-4: Fairytale affairTaste the grandeur of Indian wedding celebrations at Wedding Asia 2011 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. From designer outfits, jewellery, makeup, decor to photography, the exhibition offers complete wedding solutions. At: Hotel Taj, Chandigarh. Tel: 56542280, 6534201.September 29-30: Designer Bouquet Farwan, a fashion event, aims to showcase latest trends, designer apparels, and brands. Shop for luxury and designer wear for men and women, designer bags and accessories, furniture and much more. A fashion show will also be organised during the exhibition. Time 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. At: JW Marriott, Chandigarh. Tel: 4026987.August 27-28: Bride choice Bridal Affair is an exhibition of bridal products and services. From bridal gowns to jewellery, beauty and hair services, floral designs and lights, you will find most things here for that dream wedding. At: JW Marriott, Chandigarh. Tel: 4026987.Till August 28: Shopping delightTry retail therapy at the second edition of DLF Shopping Festival. It’s packed with deals, discounts, games, food, fun, entertainment and-pampering. At: DLF City Centre Mall, Chandigarh. Tel: 4650113, 4650114.FashionAugust 27-28: Fashion paradeDesigners Rakesh Agarwal, Rocky S, Mandira Wirk, Vikram Phadnis, Reynu Tandon and Wendell Rodricks come together for the seventh season of Seagram’s Blenders Pride Fashion Tour 2011. At: Mount View Hotel, Sector 10, Chandigarh. Tel: 4671111, 4644400.FoodTill August 31: Brunch onA delectable spread of Indian, Chinese, Thai, and Italian cuisines along with an array of desserts, salads and drinks to choose from at Rs 999 plus taxes per head at Zazen. Enjoy the same options at Rs 699 plus taxes every Sunday. Time 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. At: Huda Restaurant Complex, Panchkula Tel: 4266666Till August 31: Lunch dateEnjoy a lavish lunch buffet at multi-cuisine restaurant Kava. Choose from their star dishes like Goan fish curry and New Zealand lamb chops with a special range of cocktails. Priced at Rs 700 plus taxes per person. At: SCO-14, Sector 26, Chandigarh Tel: 9216686450.last_img read more

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Coleman set for crossexamination today after judge clears path for her evidence

first_imgOTTAWA — The sexual-assault trial of former Afghanistan hostage Joshua Boyle will proceed today after the judge decided evidence given earlier in the trial is still admissible.Judge Peter Doody raised concerns Tuesday about the impact of two recent Supreme Court of Canada rulings on the use of evidence about an alleged victim’s prior sexual activity.The evidence he was worried about was given by Caitlan Coleman, Boyle’s now-estranged wife, during direct testimony in March in the case against Boyle, who is charged with 19 offences including assault, sexual assault, and unlawful confinement.The trial had already been delayed several weeks while the courts decided whether the defence could ask Coleman about other prior sexual activities.After hearing arguments made by the Crown, the defence and Coleman’s lawyer, Doody says he believes Coleman’s evidence was properly admitted.Coleman is to be cross-examined by Boyle’s defence lawyer this morning.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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