IS IT SCANDINAVIA? NO IT’S THE BACK OF ERRIGAL ROAD!

first_imgErrigal in all its splendor this morning. Pic Donegal Daily.A lot of the time we take our stunning county for granted.But we just had to post this stunning picture of Errigal taken just a short time ago.It looks more like a scene from Scandinavia but motorists are advised that the back of Errigal road is passable with care. IS IT SCANDINAVIA? NO IT’S THE BACK OF ERRIGAL ROAD! was last modified: February 2nd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalErrigalsnowlast_img read more

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Groves will face Froch in Manchester

first_imgGeorge Groves’ world title challenge against Carl Froch will take place at the Manchester Arena on 23 November.Nottingham’s IBF super-middleweight champion Froch, 36, has long been mooted as a possible opponent for the unbeaten Groves, 25, who is currently Commonwealth champion and has also held the British title.Groves, from Hammersmith, was initially expected to take on WBO title holder Robert Stieglitz ahead of a possible showdown with Froch next year.But he was installed as the IBF’s mandatory challenger and Eddie Hearn, who promotes both men, subsequently revealed that talks were taking place with a view to the pair meeting sooner rather than later. And last month Hearn confirmed that the fight would be taking place before the end of the year.Froch is also billed as the WBA champion, a title he effectively shares with American star Andre Ward, who beat him in 2011 and has the official title of the organisation’s ‘super’ champion.That defeat is one of only two suffered by Froch in his 33-fight career, during which he has been world champion three times.The step up to world level will come in Groves’ 20th professional fight and the Londoner insists he is ready for the challenge.Groves said: “If you look at good world champions – current, present and previous – they usually step up around the 20-fight mark and at around the age of 25.“We know what we have to do. I’ve been written off and been the underdog before and I relish it.“It’s the perfect fight for me. There will be a massive British audience and it’s against an established British world champion.”Hearn said: “I’m delighted to bring this event to Manchester on 23 November.“This ‘Battle of Britain’ is a fascinating fight between a true legend of British boxing in Carl Froch and a superb young talent in George Groves.“It’s going to be some atmosphere, some occasion. Phone lines, Twitter and e-mails haven’t stopped for tickets since we confirmed the fight.“We are expecting another instant sell-out when we go on sale on 17 September.”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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Coega salt plant work begins

first_img1 February 2007Construction of a multi-million rand salt plant at the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ) outside Port Elizabeth is scheduled to start in February.The R54-million project is part of an R85-million relocation and expansion into the Coega IDZ announced by salt maker Cerebos in 2006.The expansion into the new plant will see Cerebos using technology never used before in sub-Saharan Africa to produce high purity salt through an environmentally friendly process.Cerebos MD Len Chandler said at least 100 jobs would be created during the construction phase, and 140 jobs when operations begin.The new plant will be a purpose-built pure vacuum-dried (PVD) salt crystallization facility.“Local demand for PVD salt exceeded our supply so we had to turn some customers down, but all that will be history when plant becomes operational in September 2007,” Chandler said.Coega Development Corporation (CDC) spokesperson Vuyelwa Qinga-Vika said the project would help position South Africa as a platform for manufacturing and export through foreign and local investment.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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India International Engineering and Technology Fair 2009

first_imgToday, 23rd February 2009 a small step in the right direction towards energy efficient street lighting was made at the 18th International Engineering and Technology Fair being held at the Bangalore International Exhibition Center.An agreement between two cricketing legends Clive Rice (South Africa) and Kapil Dev (India) was signed in the presence of dignitaries and representatives of the media for the exclusive Indian marketing and manufacturing rights for ENVIROLIGHT, an energy efficient street light developed and manufactured in South Africa. Kapil requires no introduction to the cricketing world but what is not very well known is that he has been in the business of highly specialized field of sports lighting in India since 1995 and are the market leaders in this field under the name of Dev Musco Lighting having a technical & marketing tie-up with Musco Sports Lighting of USA. The Envirolight is a product which makes a lot of sense in today’s world of global warming and world wide concern for the environment and as Kapil said, it made good sense to have this product in his stable. The agreement was signed by Kapil in his company Berget Buildcon Pvt. Ltd. Clive stated this was an environmental friendly street lighting product that was developed with the latest proven technology using the best of materials and components to achieve a product quality of high standards. He is sure that this product will have wide acceptance worldwide and will play a significant role in providing energy efficient street lighting in India.For more pictures about the event click here.last_img read more

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One-Second Video Apps? What The Number Of Seconds In Your Videos Says About You

first_imgIn all of these attributes, the six seconds of Vine are meant to provide a window for other viewers to inhabit a fleeting instant behind another person’s pair of eyes, a very Being John Malkovich moment indeed. Six seconds is just enough time to create a compelling story, to pack enough information about an occurrence, to show viewers what had just happened. I’ve made the mistake of joking once about a one-second video app. To me, one-second videos just seemed so out of touch with reality, and yet so in the trend of ultra-short mobile video platforms that a one-second app would statistically, and satirically, be the next best thing to do.Only a week later, I would flip through a magazine to see that Drew Barrymore just loves using her one-second video app. What? It was like the bad moment in a horror movie when the punk kid who sneers at Freddy Krueger only ends up getting swiftly annihilated in a vengeance killing.I realized— oh. It’s here. It’s already here.1 Second Everyday is an app that lets users record one second of every day of their lives, effectively creating a lifetime supercut for the purpose of capturing and evoking memories. One second, the app stresses, is all it takes to bring back a whole day’s events. And it’s taking off. Creator Cesar Kuriyama states that his app’s downloads are in the hundreds of thousands.The reality of a one-second app shouldn’t have come as such a surprise. Every new video application attaches another seemingly arbitrary number of seconds to cap off the clip. Instagram Video’s is 15, and Vine’s is six. The new video record-and-edit app MixBit’s is 16.But what do these numbers actually mean, if anything? What do the seconds in a clip say about what and how much one can convey, about the process of creation, about the user themselves?Vine’s video technology itself is not new, but the format is revolutionized when the users are given limitations to what they can do. Like Instagram and Twitter before it, a confine to what can be created only fosters creativity. Uniform photos, 140 characters, six seconds—through constructing boundaries to work within, they’re giving users a challenge.Vine users have stepped up to the plate. The app is notorious for the culture that has thrived since its inception, a grassroots movement spurred by competition, creativity and early-adopting youth.But highly produced, artistic videos are not Vine’s mainstay. The essence of “The Now,” and the instant gratification of immediate share-ability is what users tend to explore in their videos, capturing raw, unedited, in-the-moment slices of life. The app has been used to record and share certain cultural moments as well, making Vine videos a tool for real-time and citizen journalism. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement One second, it turns out, is just for you. 1 Second Everyday also provides a window, but only for the user to look back into the past. The app lets users take a one second video of every day of their lives, which the app then sutures together to create a supercut of the user’s month, year, generation.Of course, other people can view the compilation, but one second is just not long enough to convey an accurate story about that day for an outsider’s eyes. The app’s main purpose is to reveal a window for the user themselves to look in and shed light on the past, a tool to trigger memory.Kuriyama states, “I have seconds that look incredibly boring, but represent ridiculously meaningful events in my life, and I have seconds that look gorgeous, but may have been relatively insignificant days of my life. Each second is a secret code to myself that only I know the hidden meaning of.”According to Kuriyama, viewing one second of an event is just enough time to evoke a whole memory of an event, or an entire day. Recording just one second of an occasion also lets users spend their extra time not recording or not taking photos to be present and experience the moment as is.A five-second difference in video length between Vine and 1 Second Everyday might not seem to amount to a lot, and in the physical sense, it does not.But the truth is, it’s harder to film short. It’s more difficult to convey a story in six seconds or in one second. The basics have to stay in, and clarity is a must. The questions then become how and who? How does one creatively and intelligently fit enough information into a few-seconds clip? And who is watching?If you are seeking to share an experience, a few more seconds to unpack the moment will be necessary. If the viewer is just you, you might only need one second to convey all the message you need.Images and video courtesy of Geeks Hut, 1 Second Everyday, The Cupcake Dude What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Related Posts stephanie ellen chan Tags:#1 Second Everyday#video apps#Vine last_img read more

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KL Rahul in focus as India A gear up to face England Lions in first unofficial Test

first_imgEngland Lions will be one of the innumerable stops that out-of-form opener KL Rahul will encounter in his road to redemption as he gears up to play for India A in the first unofficial Test.The match will also feature two of India’s quickest bowlers in young Avesh Khan and the not so young Varun Aaron, who will be keenly watched by the national selection committee.Virat Kohli wants three more fast bowlers which will broaden the base of the current pool of speed merchants and that’s the specific reason why injury prone not known for his consistency has been recalled.It’s all about sheer speed and same for Avesh, who has really intimidated the domestic batsmen during the season.Rahul failed set the stage on fire during the limited-overs games having come back from an interim suspension for his sexist comments on a television chat show.India chief coach Ravi Shastri has recently made it clear that he would like Rahul to play a lot of A games in order to regain form.The India ‘A’ team’s head coach Rahul Dravid also backed the Karnataka opener and said he was not worried about the batsman’s run of low scores.The India ‘A’ team led by Ankit Bawne, comprising domestic performers, will be favourites against the Lions, who have not had the best of time on the tour so far.Kerala all-rounder Jalaj Saxena finds a place after a strong Ranji Trophy season as has Siddhesh Lad along with spinners Shahbaz Nadeem and Mayank Markande.advertisementThe visiting Englishmen, on the other hand, have had a tough time, being hammered in the five-match ODI series, losing 1-4 and will look for redemption.Captain Sam Billings, who played for Chennai Super Kings in last year’s IPL, has been in good form and will look to carry it into the longer format too.The young team includes players with Test experience, including Ben Duckett and Ollie Pope.Lanky paceman Jamie Overton has impressed with his performances and will be assisted by Tom Bailey. The spinners-Danny Briggs and Amar Vardi will have a big role to play on a track expected to be bowler-friendly on the evidence of the recent Ranji matches here featuring Kerala.TeamsIndia ‘A’: Ankit Bawne (Captain), KL Rahul, AR Easwaran, Priyank Panchal, Ricky Bhui, Siddhesh Lad, KS Bharat (WK), Jalaj Saxena, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mayank Markande, Navdeep Saini, Sharadul Thakur, Avesh Khan, Varun Aaron.England Lions: Sam Billings (captain), Dominic Bess, Danny Briggs, Tom Bailey, Ben Duckett, Lewis Gregory, Zak Chappell, Sam Hain, Will Jacks, Jamie Overton, Tom Moores, Ollie Pope, Jamie Porter, Alex Davies, Amar Vardi.Also Read | Case registered against Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul for comments on Koffee with KaranAlso Watch:last_img read more

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