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DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2011

first_imgMcDERMOTTThe death has taken place of Gerard McDermott of Cellbridge, Co Kildare and formerly of Glenties, Co Donegal. Former GAA analyst and late of the Revenue Commissioners. Peacefully, after a long illness bravely and courageously borne at the Beacon Hospital. Beloved husband of the late Elma and much loved father of Trevor. Predeceased by his parents Con and Frances and brothers Con, Vincent and Seamus. Sadly missed by his loving brothers Fr. Pat (Mississippi), Donal and Liam, sister Rosaleen and her husband Eddie, partner Mary, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnephews, grandnieces, cousins, relatives and a large circle of friends. Reposing at his home tomorrow, Sunday afternoon, from 2pm with removal to St. Patrick’s Church, Celbridge on Monday evening, arriving at 6pm. Funeral on Tuesday, after 11am Mass, to Donacomper Cemetery.SHERIDAN The death has taken place at Aras Uí Dhomhnaill Nursing Home, Milford of James Sheridan, Craig, Rathmullan. Remains reposing at her daughter Martina Sheridan’s residence at Craig, Rathmullan. Funeral Mass in St Joseph’s Church, Rathmullan tomorrow, Sunday, at 1pm, followed by interment in Rathmullan cemetery. Family flowers only please – Donations, if desired, to the Patients’ Comfort Fund, Aras Uí Dhomhnaill, c/o the Sheridan family.DOHERTYThe death has taken place at Letterkenny General Hospital of Josephine Doherty, late of The Cottages, Redcastle. Remains reposing at her home. Funeral from there on Sunday morning at 10 o’clock going to St Columba’s Church, Drung for Mass at 10.30am. Interment afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2011 was last modified: November 19th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:2011DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR SATURDAYNOVEMBER 19last_img read more

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Transfer gossip: Fulham want Maddison, Mail say

first_imgSome of the recent transfer speculation ahead of Tuesday’s deadline. Embed from Getty ImagesFulham have moved for Peterborough winger Marcus Maddison, the Mail say.Maddison, 23, is said to be a target for a host of Championship clubs and Whites boss Slavisa Jokanovic apparently believes the player can make the step up to the Championship.Posh are said to be keen to keep Maddison, who has scored six goals for them this season. Bees linked with BogleEmbed from Getty ImagesBrentford have made enquiries about Grimsby striker Omar Bogle, Sky Sports News HQ say.Leeds United are also said to have asked about the 24-year-old, who has scored 19 goals this season.Rotherham, who have been discussing the possible sale of Danny Ward to QPR, are reported to have had three bids for Bogle turned down. Mail claim QPR and Fulham want RobinsonEmbed from Getty ImagesQPR and Fulham both want Preston striker Callum Robinson, the Mail reckon.It is claimed that Rangers boss Ian Holloway wants to bid £1.5m for the 21-year-old.Fulham also supposedly want Robinson, who has scored seven goals this season. Bristol Post tout Henry for City moveThe Bristol Post suggest Karl Henry could join Bristol City from QPR in exchange for Luke Freeman.It comes after West London Sport revealed that Rangers are looking to sign Freeman and revealed that Henry has fallen out with boss Ian Holloway.The Post suggest Henry could be a makeweight in a deal to take Freeman to Loftus Road.The contracts of both players are due to expire at the end of the season and Freeman has not signed a new deal he was offered by City. Onuoha also touted for possible moveEmbed from Getty ImagesQPR captain Nedum Onuoha has again been touted for a possible move to Sunderland, this time by the Telegraph.The Mail earlier claimed that Celtic, Sunderland and Olympiacos are showing an interest in Onuoha, that he has a clause in his Rangers contract enabling him to leave on a free transfer and that Sunderland boss David Moyes previously tried to sign him for Everton.Onuoha, who spent the 2010-11 season on loan at Sunderland from Manchester City, has been touted for a move to top-flight clubs during successive transfer windows.The Telegraph say Sunderland are looking into the possibility of taking him back to the Stadium of Light. QPR make McCormack enquiry, Mail reckonQPR have made an enquiry about taking Ross McCormack on loan from Aston Villa, according to the Mail.McCormack has been linked with a return to Fulham but the Whites are not interested in re-signing their former striker.He has failed to impress since his summer move to Villa, whose manager Steve Bruce has criticised him for missing training.It is now claimed that QPR are showing an interest but could struggle to pay McCormack’s wages. Taylor speculationEmbed from Getty ImagesThe Mail also say Bristol Rovers striker Matty Taylor can go for £300,000 and that QPR and Brentford are among the clubs to have been alerted to his availability.The other clubs are Wolves, Sheffield Wednesday and Norwich, the Mail say.Taylor, 26, reportedly has a clause in his Rovers contract allowing him to move this month.QPR boss Ian Holloway recently insisted he would not be interested in taking Taylor to Loftus Road.Holloway said: “He’s a very good player who belongs to Bristol Rovers and I shouldn’t talk about anybody else’s players.“There are a lot of players who step up a level and can score. But it’s about the balance I need – the pace and power to move the ball from back to front sometimes if Idrissa Sylla’s injured.“Have I got anyone who can do that? I’m not so sure I have, and Matty Taylor isn’t really that sort of player.” Luongo reveals Chinese approachesQPR midfielder Massimo Luongo says he receives regular approaches to play in China.Speaking to beIN Sports, Luongo, 24, insisted he was determined to “get to the top” rather than accept potentially huge wages in the Far East.“Probably once a month there’s always someone trying to get me over there — an agent or someone who could probably profit from it as well, but it doesn’t interest me,” Luongo said.“When the figures start flying about it does start to get in my head. Then when I see what my mates are on or Diego Costa or whoever’s flirting with it at the moment.“But I still want to prove myself at the highest level I can here. Leaving (Tottenham) to (join) Swindon on a permanent was the best thing I could have done. Just getting first-team football was what I wanted and I proved myself at that level.“At the moment I’m trying to prove myself at Championship level. I think I’ll be better off if I do that and hopefully get to the top.”QPR want Luongo to sign an improved contract at Loftus Road.   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 Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Blood Clotting Fibers May Lead to Better Networks

first_imgWe all know that blood clotting has kept us alive many times.  We would never have survived childhood scrapes and cuts had it not been for a cascade of responses in blood that builds a network of fibers quickly upon which a scab of tissue stops the flow of blood and begins repairs.  That first network of fibers must be flexible enough to withstand stretches and strains that are likely to be ongoing as the child runs to mom (or a wounded soldier gets airlifted by medics).  How is the strain distributed to keep the network from tearing?  Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill wanted to know, and Science Daily told about their findings.    In short, individual fibers of fibrin become stiff when they stretch.  As they stiffen, the less-stretched fibers nearby have the flexibility to take up some of the strain.  Dr. Michael R. Falvo explained: “So in effect, strain stiffening in the individual fibers acts to distribute strain equitably throughout the network and thereby strengthen it.”    This simple yet elegant solution is pregnant with possibilities.  The article said that “their findings may bring about a better understanding of this remarkable strengthening mechanism and may help to guide new design strategies for engineered materials.”Long-time readers will recall that the blood-clotting cascade was one of Dr. Michael Behe’s examples of irreducible complexity in his classic book Darwin’s Black Box.  Here we see a second aspect of evidence for intelligent design in the same subject: research into the design of blood clotting leads to human design solutions.  One can envision better fishing nets, a more robust electrical grid, or a better internet because of the concept of strain distribution discovered in fibrin networks already at work in your body.  Can anyone find anything in this story for which Darwin can take credit?  It’s intelligent design from every angle.(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Google’s Research Interests: From Web 3.0 to Low-Tech Camera Kits

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting marshall kirkpatrick Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img If Google’s mission is to organize the whole world’s information, it makes sense for the company to look a few steps ahead. Today the Google Research team highlighted seven academic researchers whose work has captured the company’s imagination. Juan E. Vargas, who works at Google’s University Relations department, says submissions to the company’s University Research Awards program are at an all-time high. He summarized some of the most interesting scientific work the company has seen lately in a blog post today; the projects range from using Street View to construct semantically-marked up 3D models of cities to sending camera kits to kids in developing countries so they can learn some engineering and share photos with the world online. These are the scientific projects Google believes could make the world, and its business, better.Here are the research projects Vargas pointed to as particularly interesting.Thomas Funkhouser of Princeton University is working to “develop methods for automatic construction of semantically-labeled, detailed, and photorealistic 3D models of cities from Street View data.” Robots reading street signs via Google Maps? More like recognizing fire hydrants and parking meters for now, it seems. Funkhouser’s research is all about 3D search and could contribute to the kind of searchable “internet of things” we’ve been hearing about.Michael Wellman of University of Michigan is working on a game that will simulate advertisement auctions so as to learn from bidders’ strategies. Sounds atrociously boring to anyone outside the ad world, but if you’re Google then this is the kind of thing you’re into.Adnan Yahya, at the Birzeit University in Palestine is doing research on systems aimed to tackle the unique challenges of analyzing and searching Arabic textual data. He’s starting with local news.Allison Druin at the University of Maryland is doing research titled “When Children Search: Understanding what they do and what they could do with Google Search.” Druin wants to figure out how to help children ages 5 through 13 find what they are looking for better on the internet.Shree Nayar is working at Columbia University on a project that will send “camera kits” to children in poor communities around the world. The kids will learn some science and engineering in assembling the cameras and then they will upload photos from their lives to Picassa for sharing with others around the world. One part art, one part science, one part empathy – sounds great.Bernt Schiele, of Technische Unversitat Darmstadt in Germany is doing what might be the most far-out research discussed here. He’s a wearable computer and sensor geek and is developing a system to measure distances in large collections of images, both automatically and with limited human intervention.Michael Franklin, of the University of California at Berkeley, is developing a framework for measuring improvement in the integration of different kinds of data. Sounds like fun!These all sound like important and interesting research projects. Machine discovery and markup of physical objects from map images; distance discernment from large collections of images – if those don’t sound like projects pointing to the next step of the web then we don’t know what does. It’s nice to see that not everything being considered is so bleeding edge technically, though. It’s got to be a thrill to have your work highlighted by Google. May these brave scientists build a better web for us all! Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#news#NYT#web last_img read more

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Your Operations Team Is Not Prospecting For You

first_imgUnless you were hired to be a customer service representative, you are not supposed to be doing customer service. If you weren’t hired to follow up on every operational issues, be it an incorrect invoice, a shipment, or some other failure, this work is not for you.Make no mistake here, you do own the outcomes you sold your client. You are responsible for ensuring their success with what you sold them. If you want an absolute right to the next deal, you have to earn that right by making sure your client gets first class service on their first deal with you. That said, you do not own the responsibility for all the transactions that make up that outcome, most of which you have nothing to do with, and with good reason: you are not in operations.What is most important to recognize here is your role and your responsibility. If you are not selling because you are doing operational work, then no one is selling. If no one is selling, then the future clients that you are supposed be pursuing and gaining for the organization are not being pursued or gained.When you are retyping an invoice or calling to follow up on a shipment, you are not selling. Your operations team, the people who are supposed to be doing these things, are not selling either.Your operations team doesn’t pick up the phone and cold call for you while you are correcting an invoice. They don’t nurture the relationships with your dream clients for you, sharing some insight that is going to gain their attention and establish you as the person with the ideas and ability to help them produce better results.The operations people aren’t sitting in discovery meetings, asking to meet additional stakeholders to collaborate and build consensus around the right solution, presenting ideas and proposals, or negotiating the terms of a deal, and asking for the commitment to buy.If you are not doing this work, it is not being done for you. This is true even if you are doing someone else’s work for them.I am not suggesting that you are not part of a team, and that you shouldn’t be a team player. By all means, take the first call from the angry client before passing off the responsibility to correct whatever went wrong to the person responsible for correcting it. Make the follow up call to ensure your client got what they needed. In between these two calls, give the tasks to the people who own them, so you can get back to selling. Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

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Ind vs WI 1st Test: Rahul Dravid’s ton puts India in firm control on Day 3

first_imgWest Indies reached 131 for three against India at stumps on third day of the first Test chasing a stiff victory target of 326 set by the visitors courtesy Rahul Dravid’s memorable 32nd Test century. Score | PhotosAn intriguing battle is on cards as the match is expected to be decided on fourth day itself with West Indies requiring 195 runs and visitors needing another seven wickets.Darren Bravo (30 batting) and Shivnarine Chanderpaul (24 batting) added 51 runs for the undefeated fourth wicket stand after the Caribbeans were reduced to 80 for three.The West Indian openers Adrian Barath (38, 36 balls, 4×4, 2×6) and Lendl Simmons (27, 41 balls, 3×4, 1×6) started in a whirlwind fashion adding 62 runs in 10.5 overs.Barath in particular was in T20 mode as he hit Ishant for couple of sixes and four in over before Praveen Kumar made him flash at an away going delivery to be caught by Suresh Raina at slips.Ramnaresh Sarwan (0) was snapped up brilliantly by Virat Kohli off Ishant Sharma. Simmons was beaten by an Ishant delivery that held its line to hit the off-stump.The day however belonged to Dravid. His effort of 112 (274 balls, 10×4, 1×6) had its worth weight in gold as the battle-hardened veteran brought up one of his most satisfying three-figure mark on track where batting was difficult.West Indies spinner Devendra Bishoo celebrates after taking the wicket of India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.He was the last man to be dismissed after nearly six and half hour vigil as he tried hit Devendra Bishoo (4/65) out of the park. The wicket was a two-paced one where the other top-order batsmen struggled for survival.The 38-year-old former India captain was a picture of confidence as he brought up his hundred in 252 balls when he jabbed a Fidel Edwards delivery to scamper home for a single.advertisementAmit Mishra (28, 60 balls, 4×4) whose sensible batting at the other end helped Dravid reach his individual milestone also deserves credit. The duo added 56 runs for the ninth wicket after Harbhajan Singh (5) and Praveen Kumar (0) departed early after lunch with India reeling at 183 for eight.When Mishra departed at 239, India have stretched their lead past 300 which looked to be a formidable one considering the nature of the track.The day however belonged to Dravid who showed that when the circumstances are adverse, there is no substitute to watertight technique and enormous powers of concentration. The effort was even more laudable as he showed lot of gumption while batting with the tail.This is Dravid’s fourth century against the West Indies, and he has now surpassed 1500 runs against the Caribbeans.If the first session belonged to West Indies who pegged India back with triple strikes of Virat Kohli (15), Suresh Raina (27) and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (16), the post lunch session till tea was all about Dravid’s patience and Mishra trying to counter attack.Starting the day at 91 for three, India reached 166 for six at lunch with Dhoni being dismissed at stroke of lunch.The Indian captain should consider himself unlucky as Bishoo had overstepped during the delivery.During the post-lunch session, Harbhajan Singh (5) curbed his natural instincts to play shots and dropped anchor at one end. However a debatable decision from umpire Daryl Harper saw him back in the hut. The delivery from Sammy hit him on the left thigh and was clearly heading over the stumps.Sammy then picked up Praveen Kumar (0) as he played a nothing sort of short going for an ugly hoick when the situation demanded some discretion.But then Mishra joined Dravid which could well prove to be the decisive partnership of the match.A cautious Dravid tried to shield him initially by refusing singles early in overs but it didn’t take him long to develop trust on Mishra who even looked good against the second new-ball.Dravid was on 80 when Mishra joined him but the pair frustrated the hosts immensely and stretched the lead beyond 300 runs.Once Dravid reached his hundred, Mishra hit a spanking cover drive as if to celebrate the feat of his senior. It also followed with a solid square cut as the West Indians got increasingly frustrated.Dravid first played a risky shot after completing his ton. It was a straight six off Bishoo. However Mishra who had gained in a lot of confidence as he tried to slash Sammy only to be holed out in the third man region.Ishant Sharma started off with a cover driven boundary.He could have been Sammy’s fifth victim but a stiff return catch was just out of reach for the West Indian captain.advertisementIt was Bishoo who finally got his seventh victim of the match when Dravid tried an uncharacteristic ugly hoick that was easily caught by Ramnaresh Sarwan. It was an effort that saw him get standing ovation from his team-mates.- With inputs from PTIFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

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Juventus can win Champions League, says coach Massimilano Allegri

first_imgJuventus coach Massimilano Allegri feels that the reigning Serie A champions have a very good chance of winning the UEFA Champions League title this season.Juventus overcame French football league leaders AS Monaco 2-1 in the second leg of their semi-final tie at their home ground here on Tuesday night to progress to the final with a 4-1 aggregate scoreline.”Hopefully this is the right year. I think Juventus have a very good chance of winning,” Allegri said after the match at the Juventus Stadium.Juventus are on a 20-year title drought at the continental level since becoming European champions in 1996 when they beat Dutch giants Ajax Amsterdam on penalties in the final in Rome.They had reached the Champions League final in 2015 when they lost 1-2 to FC Barcelona.This time Allegri wants Juventus to step up to the challenge and deliver the goods.”We learned a lesson in Berlin. We need technique, a great defence and a little bit of luck against a team of great players,” Allegri said.Juventus will meet the winners of the other semi-final between city rivals Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid in the final.Real Madrid will go in the second leg clash at the Vicente Calderon Stadium as favourites after a 3-0 win in the first leg thanks to a hat-trick by star forward Cristiano Ronaldo.The final of the Champions League is scheduled to be played on June 3 in Cardiff.last_img read more

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