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Inishowen Tourism Society secures manager and staff

first_imgNewsx Adverts Previous articleLocal welcome to cross border TV dealNext articleDerry couple awarded compensation over ‘sham marriages’ law News Highland Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter By News Highland – December 15, 2010 Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook The Inishowen Tourism Society will be awarded the retention of their manager and 4 and a half full time posts.Welcoming the news Senator Cecilla Keaveney said the job potential of the tourism sector will be supported by this announcement.Senator Keaveney says she believes there is now scope for Inishowen tourism to fulfill it’s massive potential:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/keavtourism.mp3[/podcast] 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsAppcenter_img Inishowen Tourism Society secures manager and staff Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Google Apologises Over Modi Image Search Results

first_imgSearch engine giant Google has tendered an apology to Prime Minister Narendra Modi after his images emerged in its search results for ‘Top 10 Criminals’.“It definitely troubles us. This is not reflective of our opinion. We apologise for this. We are working to prevent such expected results,” said Google.“Sometimes, the way images are described on the internet can yield surprising results to specific queries. We apologise for any confusion or misunderstanding this has caused. We’re continually working to improve our algorithms to prevent unexpected results like this,” Google said.#Top10Criminals was among the top trends on Tuesday morning and triggered a rage among Modi followers. The list also features many others including former U.S. President George Bush along with hardcore criminals and terrorists of the world.A disclaimer by Google also appears when ‘top 10 criminals is typed in Google image search, “These results don’t reflect Google’s opinion or our beliefs; our algorithms automatically matched the query to web pages with these images.”Google said that results to the query “top 10 criminals in India” was due to a British daily which had an image of Mr. Modi and erroneous metadata. It said that in this case, the image search results were drawn from multiple news articles with images of Mr. Modi and his statements with regard to politicians with criminal background. The spokesperson added that the news articles do not link Mr. Modi to criminal activity, and the words just appeared in close proximity to each other.last_img read more

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DD ENTERTAINMENT: MATTHEW CRAMPSIE LIVE AT THE BREWERY BAR TONIGHT

first_imgENTERTAINMENT: It’s almost the weekend again, and here at The Brewery we’re planning for another superb and lively weekend of fun! It all starts tonight, with the fantastic Matthew Crampsie performing LIVE from 10pm.Then on Friday, the unbelievable High Heeled Converse are back to really kick-start the weekend for you!On Saturday, Sean Gallagher will be LIVE – before resident DJ Oisin Cannon gets the place rocking until the wee early hours with all your favourite tunes!On Sunday, it’s everybody’s favourite, it’s KARAOKE SUNDAY’S! Last week, we had the Letterkenny Rovers FC squad who were celebrating their famous victory which ensured their place in the FAI Intermediate Cup Final at the Aviva.Many of the players dawned the stage, and while many of the squad impressed, there was a few guilty of butchering a few classic songs!Who will steal the limelight this Sunday?As always, ALL COCKTAILS are just €5 throughout the entire weekend, while we also serve food every night until 10pm.All the LIVE Premiership football will be screened throughout the weekend, so as always The Brewery have you covered this weekend! DD ENTERTAINMENT: MATTHEW CRAMPSIE LIVE AT THE BREWERY BAR TONIGHT was last modified: April 21st, 2016 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:CocktailsEntertainmentFeaturesKaraoke Sunday’sThe Brewerylast_img read more

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SA’s Top 50 Corporate Brands critical to the image of the country

first_imgJohannesburg, Tuesday 15 September 2015 – Brand South Africa and Brand Finance Africa today announced the country’s top 50 corporate brands in Houghton, Johannesburg.• Download the reportIn the third annual study, Brand Africa Finance found that the Top 50 corporate brands in the country are valued at approximately R1.5 trillion with many of these companies also contributing to national priorities including uplifting identified and targeted communities.Woolworths and FNB emerged as the top performers for the 2014/15 year.Significantly, an analysis of the top 10 corporate brands is that nine of these operate in knowledge intensive sectors – in the telecommunications, banking and oil and gas sectors. This suggests that South Africa must begin to make the necessary investments in our human capital development to ensure that government, working with the corporate sector, develop skilled citizens in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields to drive these sectors and move the country in its entirety towards a knowledge based economy. This will be critical to ensuring the successful implementation of the National Development Plan as well towards the sustainability of the South African economy.Speaking about the 2015 results, Brand South Africa’s CEO Mr Kingsley Makhubela said, “While developing, strengthening and maintaining a nation’s brand is a multifaceted task, there are a range of factors which can assist in positioning the nation positively. These factors, if based on a solid foundation, can help the nation brand weather the storms posed by the global political and economic environment. One of these factors are national corporate entities.”“It is for this reason that Brand South Africa and Brand Finance Africa congratulates South Africa’s Top 50 brands. Your excellence in the corporate field contributes immensely to the strength and positive reputation of the South African nation brand. Your brands are sometimes the first point of contact between consumers and the South African nation, especially where corporate brands have an international footprint. Your product quality, customer service and ethical framework contribute to perceptions about our spirit of Ubuntu, our innovation, and the values that drive South Africa. South Africa’s corporate sector is therefore critical to enabling Brand South Africa to position the country as an attractive inward destination of choice.”This sentiment was echoed by the CEO of Brand Africa Finance Mr Thebe Ikalafeng who said, “Brands have therefore become more than just a logo or slogan. They are now seen as corporate assets which are amongst the most valuable that an organisation can have. By extension, national corporate brands also contribute to a nation’s assets in terms of the value they add to the country – both in terms of GDP as well as reputational impact. The brand managers and executives who oversee and manage these brands therefore play their part to contribute to corporate profitability and visibility and we at Brand South Africa and Brand Africa Finance salute you.”Follow the conversation on #Top50SABrandslast_img read more

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Understanding Set Lighting and Color Temperature

first_imgTypes of LightsThere are many types of lights. Here will we focus on the lights you most often see on a film set. Tungsten, HMI, Fluorescent, LED. Don’t forget that there’s another light available for free each day, the sun.Tungsten (~3200K)Image via ARRITungsten lights are very similar to the light bulbs you may have in your home, just much more powerful. Tungsten bulbs produce an orange hue. The lamps require a lot of power and do get very hot, but they offer a higher color temperature than incandescent tungsten bulbs. Tungsten lights are dimmable, which allows you to adjust them as needed. They are usually used for lighting interiors. Add a blue gel to tungsten lights to create daylight.HMI (~5600K)Image via ARRIHydrargyrum Medium-Arc Iodide (HMI) lights are the most used type of light on set. HMI lights emit an ultraviolet light with a blue hue. To power up, HMI lights require an electrical ballast. The ballast ignites the metal-halide gas and mercury vapor mix in the bulb. Ballasts also limit the current to prevent flickering. HMI lamps are up to four times more powerful than traditional incandescent bulbs. There is a very loud noise when powering up HMI bulbs, so the lighting technician is required to shout “striking” to notify the cast and crew.The age of an HMI bulb is very important. During its first few hours, a brand new bulb will have a color temperature up to 15,000K. These bulbs should be left on to reach the optimal range of 5600K, which is close to daylight. Bulbs should not be used past half their lifetime. The bulbs require more voltage and the color temperature will continue to decrease 1 kelvin every hour burnt, eventually risking serious damage if used too long.HMI lights are rather expensive lights, but they are much more efficient. The bulbs can only be dimmed to 50%, but it causes the color temperature to rise to a stronger blue. If blown out or dropped, HMI bulbs will explode hot glass and mercury vapor. It’s very important to have a knowledgeable lighting technician on staff if using HMI.Fluorescent (2700K – 6500K)Image via ARRIFluorescent bulbs were notorious for flickering and having a very ugly orange-green hue. Recently, new bulbs and fixtures with ballasts have been developed. The new bulbs are flicker free and offer multiple color temperatures. They have a very soft light that is more efficient that an incandescent bulb, and can offer an output similar to HMI lights.Depending on the mix of phosphors in the bulbs, the color temperature can range from tungsten up to natural daylight. Fluorescent bulbs are often packed into small fixtures, allowing them to be compact and light weight. They are also much cooler than any other bulb option.LED (White: 3000K – 5600K)Image via ARRILight Emitting Diodes (LED) have recently become much more prevalent on small sets. White LED lights are most popular, but LEDs are actually manufactured in every color. The diodes are designed to offer directional light. They are very efficient but are still limited in overall output, which is why they tend to only be used on small budget projects.LED lights can only produce a single wavelength of light, so to create a white light requires a combination of red, green, and blue (RGB) LEDs. White can also be created with the combination of phosphors and an ultraviolet LED. Since the majority of LED lights use RGB, new “smart bulbs” have been developed to change color on command.Image via Digital TrendsLED lights offer soft and even lighting. They are incredibly high efficient and can be battery powered. They can easily be dimmed and simply moved along the color spectrum. They have a long lifespan and will not explode.Did this article help you understand the ins and outs of set lighting? Give us your lighting tips in the comments below! The Kelvin Scale. Color Temperature. Tungsten, HMI, Fluorescent, LED lights. Here’s a full-spectrum look at the ins and outs of set lighting!Cover image via Central Booking ServiceLighting a set is just as important as setting up the camera. Lighting affects the way a film looks, which is why the lighting department answers directly to the Director of Photography. With so many types and colors of light, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Here is a look at all things light related.The Kelvin ScaleImage via DownLightsLight is measured on the Kelvin scale. A kelvin (K) is a unit of measurement for temperature that is based on the absolute scale, which means it starts at zero and only goes up from there.The lower the K, to more red the color. The easiest was to remember this is by candlelight. From 1000K-1900K, we are in the range of a lit match or candle flame. Fire = Red.As we go higher on the Kelvin scale, we will progress to yellow lights, white light, and blue lights. Incandescent and Halogen lights are found around 2500K – 3000K. Direct sunlight has the equivalent of 4800K. Daylight is typically found around 5600K. A cloudy sky or cool white can be found between 6000K-7500K. A clear blue sky can be found at 10,000K.You can see this progress in the color temperature chart above, and in the light bulb representation below.last_img read more

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10 months agoLazio table 5-year contract offer to Liverpool striker Bobby Adekanye

first_imgLazio table 5-year contract offer to Liverpool striker Bobby Adekanyeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLazio have tabled a five-year contract offer to Liverpool striker Bobby Adekanye.Corriere dello Sport says the 19-year-old has been talking to the Rome club for the last month.If he can agree terms, he will leave Anfield next summer.Adekanye has trained with the first team this season but has been unable to break into the side.The Nigerian, who represents the Netherlands, joined Liverpool from Barcelona three years ago.He has also previously played for Ajax and PSV Eindhoven. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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Ashley Judd Upset After Being Threatened With Sexual Violence Following UK’s Win

first_imgA picture of Ashley Judd in light.Kentucky superfan Ashley Judd wasn’t a fan of Arkansas’ physical play during today’s SEC title game, and she expressed that opinion during the contest on Twitter. Unfortunately, some of the responses she got were wildly inappropriate.Judd took to Twitter to take aim at a number of users who made sexist remarks and threatened her with sexual violence. She also retweeted one example.When when I express a stout opinion during #MarchMadness I am called a whore, c—, threatened with sexual violence. Not okay.— ashley judd (@AshleyJudd) March 15, 2015I am sorry to retweet but this is a typical example. “@Leeroy_MAX: [email protected] Go suck on Cal’s two inch dick ye Bitch whore.”— ashley judd (@AshleyJudd) March 15, 2015In 2011, Judd revealed that she was a victim of sexual abuse as a child in her memoirs. It goes without saying that this is completely unacceptable, regardless of how serious the threats actually are. Do better, college basketball fans.last_img read more

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Could this year be the year

In college football, where BCS formulas, strengths of schedules and computer rankings determine end-of-season opportunities, one loss can tarnish a season. By mid-September last year, an 18-15 loss at home to USC had spoiled Ohio State’s national title hopes. An October loss to Purdue was icing on the cake. But every offseason, each school is granted a clean slate, and OSU captured the No. 2 ranking in many preseason ballots. Aside from annual conference battles with Wisconsin and Iowa, both ranked in the top 15, the Buckeyes’ championship aspirations were hinged on the outcome of a matchup with Miami (Fla.). Unlike marquee non-conference matchups of recent years past, the Buckeyes played up to their competition, as the 36-24 final difference seemed to reflect inadequately the talent differential on the field that afternoon. OSU intercepted Miami quarterback Jacory Harris four times, while Buckeye quarterback Terrelle Pryor threw for 233 yards and rushed for 113 more. “As long as we continue to grow, this (win) is huge,” OSU coach Jim Tressel said. “I think they’re a top-10 team. In my mind, going into the game, I was interested to see if we were a top-10 team.” The last time OSU avoided an early season loss to a highly regarded opponent, 2007, the Scarlet and Gray reached the BCS Championship game before falling to Louisiana State University. That year, Washington was the nonconference challenge, and the Buckeyes pounced on the Cougars, 33-14. A year earlier, OSU knocked off Texas in Austin, 24-7, and carried the momentum from the win — the Bucks were ranked No. 1 and the Longhorns No. 2 entering the game — into the national title game before being upset by Florida. So the Buckeyes have been here before. But will they reach the title game like they did on each of the two previous occasions? “The problem with ratings and whatnot is you have to prove it every week,” Tressel said. “I think we proved it (against Miami) that we’re a top-10 team, and now we’ve got to prove it next week and the next week.” The Buckeyes saved the meat of their conference schedule for the end, finishing league play with a trio of games against Penn State, at Iowa and home against Michigan. The road test against the Hawkeyes and a trip to Camp Randall to visit Wisconsin should provide the stiffest challenges to OSU’s hopes of maintaining an unblemished record. But for now, with one major hurdle successfully cleared, the Buckeyes have time to make progress and continue on their path toward what they hope is another shot at hardware. “We can be a good football team,” Tressel said. “You have to play hard to be good. Now you have to start playing better to be real good, and I think our guys understand that. … We’ve got a lot of things we’ve got to square away. It’s September, we’ve just got to keep trying to get better.” read more

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Indianas big 3 dooms Ohio State mens basketball

It was clear who Indiana’s top three players were in its victory against Ohio State. The trio of Victor Oladipo, Cody Zeller and Christian Watford each scored more than 20 points (they combined for 70) to out-score the entire Buckeye team and fuel the top-ranked Hoosiers to an 81-68 victory Sunday at the Schottenstein Center. It was also clear who OSU’s best player was. Deshaun Thomas, as he has most of the season, led the Buckeyes in scoring with 26 points. But after Thomas, there appears to be a void as to who the Buckeyes can rely on a night-to-night basis offensively and, as Indiana showed, three scorers are better than one. “You’re not going to win too many games with three guys scoring over 20,” said junior guard Aaron Craft. Craft has emphasized all season the importance of winning at home, especially in conference play. The top-five teams in the Big Ten standings are separated by two games or less, and have lost a combined three home conference games. Indiana (21-3, 9-2) and OSU (17-6, 7-4) saw firsthand earlier in the week the challenges of winning on the road. OSU lost in overtime to No. 3 Michigan on Tuesday, and Indiana lost at the buzzer to unranked Illinois two days later. Zeller, a preseason All-American sophomore center, only shot six times in that loss, something the Hoosiers were ardent on improving against the Buckeyes. The Hoosiers fed their 7-footer early and often as he scored the game’s first bucket, had 12 points at halftime and finished with 24. “We really needed to get the ball in the paint,” said Indiana coach Tom Crean. “It was very important that the ball hit the paint because our statistics, when they hit the paint, are very high percentage-wise. We did the best job all of (our Big Ten games) of feeding the post today.” Perhaps more important, Zeller drew two early fouls on sophomore center Amir Williams, forcing him out of the game. Three Buckeye big men tried their luck against Zeller, but the three Buckeyes combined for five fouls in the first half and 10 for the game. Williams finished with four fouls, and senior forward Evan Ravenel fouled out. “Sometimes the refs are going to call it tight, sometimes the refs aren’t,” Ravenel said. “You can’t worry about it.” Indiana’s best option offensively was Oladipo, who matched Thomas’ effort with 26 points of his own on 8 of 10 shooting. In the first half’s waning minutes, the junior guard converted back-to-back acrobatic buckets, the last of which cam when he grabbed a loose ball, sprinted down the lane and finished with a high-flying, two-handed slam to give Indiana an eight-point advantage. Oladipo also grabbed eight rebounds and dished three assists. The Buckeyes took their first lead, 13-11, when Thomas connected on a 3-pointer from the wing, eliciting a roar from the sold-out crowd at the Schottenstein Center – some of which had been camping out in anticipation of the game since Wednesday. But Indiana, supported in part by two first-half 3-pointers from Watford, took a 41-33 lead into the locker room. Watford, a senior, hit four long balls on the day and finished with 20 points. Three free throws from Thomas drew OSU within four early in the second half, but as was the case for most of the game, Indiana answered with a run of its own as Oladipo sunk a 3-pointer at the 15:32 mark to extend the lead back to nine. The Buckeyes never got closer than seven for the rest of the game. “We’d make a run and they’d make a 5-0 run back at us and kept their composure,” Craft said. OSU coach Thad Matta agreed. “We couldn’t gain that momentum,” Matta said. “Unfortunately we didn’t guard them at the level we needed to guard them.” Indiana shot 59 percent in the second half and 53 percent for the game. OSU shot 42 percent. Thomas was the only Buckeye in double figures until below the 3:30 mark in the second half. Craft finished with 16 points and sophomore forward LaQuinton Ross added 11. The loss marks the end of a difficult week for OSU and broke the Buckeyes’ streak of 121 consecutive games without consecutive losses. Between Michigan and Indiana, the Buckeyes played two of the top three teams in the nation during a six-day span. “Typical week in our conference,” Craft said. “We got a few games left and every one of them is going to be a dog fight just like these were.” The Buckeyes play Northwestern Thursday at the Schottenstein Center at 7 p.m. and the Buckeyes like their chances for the rest of the season. “I feel as though we have the ability and the team and the personnel to beat those guys any day of the week going forward,” Ravenel said. read more

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Football Ryan Day Greg Schiano prepare Ohio State for No 15 TCU

Ohio State finished the 2017 season in Arlington, Texas, ending the season with a 24-7 win over USC in the 2017 Cotton Bowl Classic. In the first road game of the 2018 season, the Buckeyes will return to AT&T Stadium to take on No. 15 TCU. In his weekly press conference, acting head coach Ryan Day said his approach for the first road game of the season is not the same as any neutral-site match-up. He said Ohio State is looking at this as a true road game, facing a team that usually plays 18 miles away. Day said many on Ohio State’s roster will have some sort of familiarity with AT&T Stadium, just with the experience the team had preparing for the 2017 Cotton Bowl. However, to him, that is just a minor advantage Ohio State could have against a TCU team that is close to home. “At the end of the day, it just comes down to going in to play,” Day said. “Obviously a beautiful stadium and they will have a great crowd, so it will be a hostile crowd.”Ohio State not only has to prepare for what the coaching staff considers a hostile road environment for the first time this season, but also preparing for a ranked opponent in that environment.With head coach Urban Meyer still facing the final game of his suspension, Day said the offensive play call sheets will continue to be made with Meyer during the week prior to the game on Saturday. However, Day said he is not preparing a new offense for TCU. “We are going to be who we are and do what we are. I think when you start to stray and focus on other things, like it being a big game, that’s when you get distracted. We’ve got to focus on us and if we play the way that we know we can play, then that’s going to give us the best chance to win.” Day said the level of competition that Ohio State will face on Saturday just comes with the job, having the expectation to bring the team’s “A-game” every week. “If you don’t think it’s a big game, try losing it, you know,” Day said. “So they are all big, and you’ve got to play hard. Every game you’ve got to be ready, you’ve got to be prepared and do a great job.” Safety rotation continues with the return of Jordan Fuller After missing the first game of the 2018 season against Oregon State with a hamstring injury, junior safety Jordan Fuller returned to the Ohio State defense on Saturday against Rutgers. Recording three tackles and one pass break-up, Fuller helped the Buckeyes pass defense to allow 65 yards, forcing two interceptions against Rutgers. Even Fuller’s presence in the backfield was huge for Ohio State, according to defensive coordinator Greg Schiano. Describing Fuller as an athlete with good anticipation and vision in Monday’s press conference, Schiano said his versatility and different attributes are very vital to the success of the Ohio State secondary as a whole. “Jordan would be good whatever he did,” Schiano said. “He came here as a corner. He could play corner. He’s got that kind of coverage skills. He could play receiver and he was a quarterback in high school. He has a real good spatial awareness and he’s a good tackler.”Schiano said the starting safety spot next to Fuller is still an ongoing battle, saying that the players battling for playing time are “young.” The defensive coordinator said he was encouraged by the play of sophomore safety Isaiah Pryor, but said he is still young and needs more reps. He also said redshirt freshman cornerback Shaun Wade, who had played nickel safety for Ohio State on Saturday, “is getting better and better.”Even with the performances from Wade, Pryor and redshirt sophomore Jahsen Wint, Schiano is still not ready to name a full-time starter at the position opposite Fuller. “They are all the same age, so we’re going to keep that thing going for a bit and see if one of them can pull away,” Schiano said. Middle linebackerSchiano has made it clear in the past he believes in his linebacker depth, saying Monday he will play more than three starting linebackers because, “I think we have more than three linebackers.” With redshirt sophomore Tuf Borland receiving more playing time as he continues to recover from an Achilles injury, Schiano was asked about the split of playing time between Borland and sophomore Baron Browning, who had been starting for Ohio State in the middle. Schiano said both linebackers have improved, but both will continue to split playing time as Borland continues to recover and Browning, in the words of Schiano, continues to get his feet underneath him at the position. However, both players bring a unique playing style to the middle linebacker position, something Schiano said he will continue to utilize in the rotation. “Tuf has got just such a sense for the football,” Schiano said. “He seems to be around the ball all the time, and Baron has an unbelievable ability to cover ground. If you look at him, for a big man, or for anybody, he runs extremely well.” read more

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