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GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS SENIOR AND RESERVES DO CHAMPIONSHIP BUSINESS

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first_imgUnder 10 blitz: Under 10 boys travel to St. Naul’s this Saturday for a friendly. Throw in at 11am. The very best of luck to the boys. Training continues throughout the summer 6.15 – 7.30pm every Wednesday.Under 8’s: The Under 8’s footballers continue to meet on Monday evenings from 6.30 – 7.30 at Tirchonaill Park. For further information please contact Ronan 087 645 6469.Well done: Huge well done to Senior’s and Senior Reserves who played brilliantly on Saturday 29th June, winning both matches against Glenfin. You did us all proud boys. Website Launch: Four Masters’ GAA Club will be launching a new website on Thursday 11th July in Dom’s Pier 1 at 8pm. A new range of Club gear will also be launched on the same evening. Everyone welcome.Camogie: Well done to 5/6th class girls who had their first win away to St Eunans in Letterkenny on Friday evening; a great point scored by Aine McGroarty and goal by Maria Harris to leave the score Four Masters 1:1 St Eunans 0:0. Sadly, 1/2/3 year girls second level failed to overcome MacCumhaills at home on the same evening. Both teams play their final league games at home this Friday evening – both playing Na Magha from Derry who are also bringing their U8s to join in a blitz with Four Masters U8s and Ballyshannon U8s. Promises to be a great evening of camogie and hurling. Parents are very welcome to stay and support. Clothing: Please note there is a large build up of coats/tops/jackets in the store hut in the Club. Please feel free to come along and look for any lost items. Anything unclaimed by the end of August will be put into the Clothes bank at the front gates of the Club. The clothes bank at the front gates of the Club, is a means of raising money for the Club.Lotto: Please note there will be no lotto for two weeks. The new year will start after this. Please join the lotto, support the Club and get a chance to win some money.Under 10 Girls: Under 10 girl footballers meet in Tirchonaill Park every Thursday evening from 5-6pm. New members are always welcome.Under 14 Girls: Good luck to the Under 14 girls who play Killybegs, Thursday 4th July. Throw in 7pm in Killybegs.Cul Camp: The Kellogs Cul Camp will be held in Tirchonaill Park at the end of July and beginning of August. The Football camp will be held from the 22nd to 26th July and the hurling/camogie camp will take place from 5th to the 9th of August. There will be a huge demand for places on these camps so please book ASAP. For further information please contact Pauric Harvey on 086 052 39 05 (football) or Shane Patton 086 088 65 76 (hurling/camogie).Four Masters Fundraiser: The Senior and Reserves Teams are having a fundraiser to cover the costs for each team. The fundraiser will take place on the Donegal Bay Waterbus, Friday July 12th. This promises to be a great night out, with lots of prizes to be won and all money going to a good cause. Tickets only cost €15 each and are available from Mickey Martin (0876198905), Rory O’Donnell (087 8872283) and Emlyn Hughes (087 9506 113).Frank Muldoon Memorial Singles: The Frank Muldoon Memorial Singles Stableford Competition. Open to Ladies & Gents. The competition is sponsored by Rooney’s Centra Store, Clar Road, Donegal Town. Competition will take place at Donegal Golf Links, Murvagh on Wednesday 3rd July 2013. The Frank Muldoon Memorial Cup will be awarded to the highest placed Donegal Golf Club full member or fully-paid adult member of Four Masters G.A.A. Club in 2013. A time sheet will be in operation. There are a lot of prizes to be won. For further information please contact Donegal Golf Club, 074-9734054. Entry Fee is €10 for Golf Club Members & €30 for Visitors. GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS SENIOR AND RESERVES DO CHAMPIONSHIP BUSINESS was last modified: July 1st, 2013 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:FOUR MASTERS GAA NOTESlast_img read more

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Is This a Joke? eBay and Verizon Win Privacy Award

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first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#NYT#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… dana oshiro In a surprise announcement, eBay, and Verizon have been awarded the top titles of “Most Trusted Companies for Privacy” by the Ponemon Institute and TRUSTe. According to a recent survey, these companies were shown to offer clear privacy statements, customer-friendly notices, great access to information, solid cookie management and sound data sharing practices. While the companies may excel on paper, it’s hard to believe these are the top privacy-related companies based on public sentiment alone. It appears that the Ponemon Institute’s expert panel and the 6,486 US consumers surveyed have lost their long term memories. When it comes to privacy, eBay has had its fair share of controversies. Despite the fact that it recently announced plans to sell the majority of Skype, it was under eBay that the internet telephony company admitted to a privacy breach by its Chinese partner TOM Online. Not only was the company discovered to be filtering out and saving politically charged messages containing words like “Dalai Lama” and “Tibet”, but a security breech allowed others to gain access to those messages on TOM’s servers. A Citizen Lab report entitled Breaching Trust went so far as to accuse TOM Online of complying to government surveillance. While some of these actions may be considered necessary to offer services in a foreign country, US privacy advocates are adamant against all those who comply with the “Great Firewall of China”. While Verizon was one of the first companies brave enough to stand up against the RIAA’s file sharing crackdowns, in recent years the company has come under fire for its own privacy offenses. In early 2009, the company was ordered by the FCC to stop its aggressive marketing practices. When customers were porting from phone to cable services Verizon was illegally using proprietary client information in its last chance to retain fleeing customers. Meanwhile, in March the company was widely criticized in the blogosphere for its efforts to share customer info with affiliates through an overly complicated 45 day opt-out campaign. The information to be shared with affiliates included services purchased (including call records), billing info and location info. Although eBay and Verizon do have their merits as service providers, they hardly deserve to receive today’s accolades. It looks as if these announcements are more about rewarding privacy policies rather than practices. Photo Credit: Rob Pongsajapancenter_img Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Is the Green Movement Just Spinning Its Wheels?

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first_img 7 Steps to an Energy-Efficient House: 7. Renewable EnergyPhotovoltaic (Solar)Green Basics: Wind-Generated PowerResisting the Allure of Small Wind Turbines A clash of cultures?Maybe it is the fact that “first world” inhabitants — those who live in highly developed industrial countries with robust economies — believe their wealth somehow excuses them from certain collective responsibilities.“I think the fundamental problem is this: people in ‘first world’ countries feel that if you are affluent enough to afford occasional or frequent air travel, driving all the time, and meat with every meal, then you are off the hook for minding your carbon footprint because only a communist could expect you to give these things up just to avoid screwing up the planet,” writes Thomas Jefferson. “The only acceptable steps have to look and feel like what people are used to (e.g. choosing a slightly more fuel efficient gas powered vehicle) rather than making any significant changes.”AJ Builder thinks people will adjust. “We are not going to pull back CO2 at the pace that the Gore types are asking for,” AJ writes. “It isn’t happening, period. Taking that reality in, what next? Start wringing our hands? No. What will happen is, most will adjust to whatever is thrown at them. Some won’t. Some will be affected. Some will die. In due time we all will die — no biggie … Climate is ever-changing. Smart tribes deal with it.“… Just saying, gents: … adjust and prosper … When the waves come your way, surf or move to high ground.”You’re thinking like an American, replies Paul Brazelton. “Most of the people in the world do not have the mobility, wealth, and information necessary to adapt to climate change. Look to Bangladesh for an idea of how climate change impacts whole nations; when the storms come, these people aren’t looking to hang ten — they’re figuring out how to keep their children alive on $150 a month.” Or less. Renewable Energy RELATED ARTICLES Our expert’s opinionSome thoughts from GBA technical director Peter Yost:Ecosystems never have caretakers or managers. For a long time, humans have either (often unknowingly) opted OUT of the ecosystem or claimed the title and rights of caretaker or manager without completing understanding or performing the accompanying responsibilities. Trouble is, you can neither really opt out nor manage an ecosystem. It is by definition “self-organizing.”Some environmental degradation is the sort where a concerted effort gives timely and successful results (think ozone depletion and the holes in the ozone layer over the poles), but many, like global warming, operate on a huge global flywheel, and we are simply at the tail end of a grand experiment waiting for the final results.We are the CO2 “Bigfoots” of the world (contributing 20 metric tons of C02 per capita compared to a worldwide average of 4). The ecosystem will adjust to deal with us, and it probably won’t be pretty, ecologically, geopolitically, or both.There is no logic to most of what we do; we each follow (or don’t) a unique mix of rules and personal convictions according to a mix of science, philosophy, and socioeconomic tenets. I do what I do primarily because I feel a responsibility to my children, and one tenet I want them to inherit is: it’s not all about you. Sort of a contradiction in terms.The earth is somewhere around 4.5 billion years old; life has been on it probably about 3 billion years; modern man about 200,000 years. I will claim, more than likely, about 80 years. Snap your fingers, and each of us has come and gone. You don’t do what you do based on logic or impact, but a sense that as the only fully conscious creatures we know of, we should do better, even if we are not exactly sure what that better is!So what is my answer? Is it personal action or government policy that will make the difference? Definitely, the solution requires both, but I think that if we don’t collectively and purposely lighten the load we place on our Earth — and soon — the global ecosystem is likely to “self-reorganize” around us. And all this from a full-blown ecological “Bigfoot,” GreenBuildingAdvisor or not. Is it already too late to prevent climate change?Brazelton is reminded of an article by George Monbiot called “Small is Useless.” In the article, Monbiot argues that small-scale electrical generation won’t solve climate change and, worse, such generation diverts attention and resources from things that would be more successful, like large-scale off-shore wind generation.“On one hand, I think both Wagner and Monbiot are correct,” Brazelton writes. “Personal-scale action in our current situation is, holistically speaking, worthless. On the other hand, this does not excuse inaction. We are each responsible for our own actions and impacts, regardless of what direction our government goes. Being part of a murderous regime does not absolve us of our own murderous actions.”Even so, from Brazelton’s point of view, the situation will only go from bad to worse. “Martin, it was too late a very long time ago,” he says. “Our economic and social systems are too fragile to handle even one environmental disaster at a time. AJ makes the argument that when humans feel enough pain, they’ll respond. Unfortunately, the ‘pain’ we’re feeling right now is the whine of a mini-gun spinning up. Once the real damage starts, there will be no chance at an effective response.”That may be so, but Jesse Thompson agrees with Brazelton on the need for a sense of personal responsibility. And who knows? “It’s never too late — people always seem to be capable of amazing things once they start actually working towards a goal collectively,” Thompson says. “I like Jason McLennan from Living Building Challenge’s quote, very roughly paraphrased: ‘All we need to do is completely rebuild and transform the entire U.S. economy within a decade. And for all the doubters, we’ve already done it multiple times. Railroads and electrification did it once, the WPA did it again, and the superhighway and suburban build-out completely transformed the country yet again after WWII. Let’s just get on with the next one…’“It would be nice to get started, however.”center_img More pain equals more actionAJ Builder thinks action will become likely when the impact of global warming and climate change become sufficiently painful. “One thing I think we all know,” he says. “If something starts biting us, we work hard to stop it. So when and if CO2 levels really start to cause some real pain then we most likely will work hard to stop it (the pain, at least.)”AJ Builder adds, however, that one thing often missing from the debate over rising carbon emissions is the economic benefit they bring. “Personally, I agree with some who logically state that the benefits of higher CO2 are left out of most discussions. Economy is doing. Rebuilding homes on higher land is [part of the] economy, a job creator. I love playing in surf, but also love driving a nail. My conclusion: Climate change is a job creator. Work is great way to live. And working to lower CO2 is too!”But if we wait until the consequences of global warming are really uncomfortable, Holladay replies, climate scientists believe it will be too late. And, adds Jesse Thompson, the time may already have arrived: “Anyone who thinks climate change is ‘going’ to start causing real pain just hasn’t been reading the news lately,” he says. “The folks in Pennsylvania, Vermont, and Texas [states where floods and wildfires have displaced thousands of residents] might beg to differ right now.” For GBA senior editor Martin Holladay, it all started with a column in The New York Times provocatively titled “Going Green But Getting Nowhere.”The author, Gernot Wagner, contends that individuals can make no meaningful impact on reducing carbon emissions and staving off global climate change.Even if each of the 1 billion Catholics on Earth decreased their emissions to zero overnight, Wagner writes, “the planet would surely notice but pollution would still be rising.”“So why bother recycling or riding your bike to the store? Because we all want to do something, anything,” Wagner adds. “Call it ‘action bias.’ But, sadly, individual action does not work. It distracts us from the need for collective action, and it doesn’t add up to enough. Self-interest, not self-sacrifice, is what induces noticeable change. Only the right economic policies will enable us as individuals to be guided by self-interest and still do the right thing for the planet.”And by that, he means a cap-and-trade approach put into place by government.Holladay (who has lived off the grid for many years) doesn’t agree. “My own opinion differs from Wagner’s,” he writes in a post at GreenBuildingAdvisor. “I’m a firm believer in the importance of personal actions that are consistent with our goals — but I agree that without governmental action, we face a grim future indeed.“I also disagree with the author’s belief that living off the grid is a form of purgatory,” Holladay adds. “Really, Gernot, it’s not so bad.” So what’s it going to be? Personal action or government policy? That’s the subject of this week’s Q&A Spotlight. GREEN PRODUCT GUIDE last_img read more

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Yogi’s fresh fiat to District Magistrates on stray cattle

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first_imgUnder pressure to tackle the menace of stray cattle, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has instructed all District Magistrates in the State to ensure that stray cattle and destitute cows are sent to shelter homes “under any condition” by January 10, a week’s time. The cow shelter, popularly known as “kanji house”, has also been renamed as the Gau Sanrakshan Kendra or the Cow Conservation Centre. In a meeting held with all DMs through videoconferencing late on Wednesday, Mr. Adityanath instructed them to transport stray cattle and destitute cows to these centres and ensure their nutrition and security. If these centres are without proper walls, they should be provided with fences while caretakers should also be appointed. Mr. Adityanath’s fresh instructions come less than 48 hours after the State Cabinet headed by him decided to levy additional cess on excise items to fund “temporary” cow shelters in both urban and rural areas.It comes amid uproar by farmers that stray cattle are damaging their crops and that the menace has increased since the BJP came to power in U.P. in March, 2017. Fed up with the problem, villagers in Aligarh and Firozabad last week even locked up hundreds of stray cattle in government health centres and schools to draw the government’s attention. In urban areas, many road accidents have been blamed on stray cattle.However, Mr. Adityanath has directed officials to take tough action against those who have abandoned their cattle or tie their animals in government buildings or schools. According to a government spokesperson, Mr. Adityanath said “anti-social elements” try to tie up stray cattle in government buildings and schools with the intention of creating “a tense situation”, often leading to a law and order problem.‘Fine for release’“If a person comes to free their animal from the Gau Sanrakshan Kendra, a fine will be imposed on them,” a government spokesperson said, quoting Mr. Adityanath.“The CM has instructed all DMs to take interest on cow conservation and work on a campaign level,” said the spokesperson.last_img read more

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SAD (Taksali) and AAP tie-up in Punjab unlikely

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first_imgThe possibility of a pre-poll alliance between the Shiromani Akali Dal (Taksali) and the Aam Aadmi Party in Punjab for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls looks unlikely, with a senior Taksali leader saying the party would contest the polls on its own.No meetingThe proposed meeting on the alliance was scheduled to be held between the leaders of the two parties here on Sunday but did not take place. SAD (Taksali) senior leader Sewa Singh Sekhwan blamed the AAP for this, claiming that the party was showing more inclination towards entering into a tie-up with the Congress. He told reporters here that his party would contest the Lok Sabha elections on its own strength. Mr. Sekhwan said the party will soon decide as to on how many seats they would contest. AAP leaders had earlier maintained that SAD (Taksali) did not want to give up the Anandpur Sahib seat from where AAP had already fielded its candidate. Taksali Akalis (old guard), including Mr. Sekhwan, who had last year raised their voice against SAD’s alleged deviation from its core principles, had floated a separate outfit in December.last_img read more

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Analysis: Why the Warriors will win the NBA Finals

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first_imgEthel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue They have been strangely steeled by this lingering sense of doubt all season. They dealt with injuries; Cousins was out most of the year as he continued recovering from Achilles surgery, Stephen Curry dealt with a groin strain, Draymond Green had toe issues. They dealt with strife; a very popular narrative early in the season was that Durant and Green were warring Warriors. They looked really bored at times.And the postseason hasn’t been a cakewalk. The Los Angeles Clippers tested them in the first round, winning twice on the Warriors’ home floor at Oracle Arena. The second round against Houston was 2-2 after four games. Durant got hurt in Game 5 of that series with the outcome hanging in the balance.Go figure. The Warriors pulled out the win that night and haven’t lost since.For this series against the Toronto Raptors, they’re going to get Cousins back. They’ll probably get Durant back at some point, as well. Thompson tends to play well when he’s angry and he’s got a right to be angry after not being picked for the All-NBA team. And Curry, although individual honors aren’t why he plays the game, will probably be driven on some level to win NBA Finals MVP for the first time.More than anything, they’re playing for something dynastic.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Detroit won back-to-back titles in 1989 and 1990 and nobody considers that era of Pistons basketball a dynasty. Same goes for the Houston Rockets, champions in 1994 and 1995. San Antonio won five times in the Tim Duncan era, yet none of those came back-to-back even. Miami went to four straight finals from 2011 through 2014, winning in the middle two years, but didn’t get the elusive threepeat.The Warriors are playing for history.A third straight title, that’s the stuff dynasties are made of. And if they get that one, then maybe the band stays together one more year to chase No. 4, something Michael Jordan never got, something no team in history other than Bill Russell’s Boston Celtics got in a run that ended half a century ago.The Raptors won’t be easy.But the Warriors are playing for something that, unlike rosters, will last forever.Warriors in six.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Analysis: Why the Raptors will win the NBA Finals Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew “It’s not going to last forever,” Kerr said on Sept. 24, as training camp was beginning.Fast forward to now. There are two or three weeks left in the season and then a most uncertain summer begins. Kevin Durant may leave. DeMarcus Cousins may leave. Klay Thompson may leave. Andre Iguodala may leave. The Warriors know, and have known, that their roster next season may look a whole lot different than it does now.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsIf this run is going to end, it’ll be on their terms.The Warriors are going to win another NBA championship. Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too MOST READcenter_img Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport The Golden State Warriors players pose with the Western Conference Championship trophy after Game 4 of the NBA basketball playoffs Western Conference finals against the Portland Trail Blazers Monday, May 20, 2019, in Portland, Ore. The Warriors won 119-117 in overtime. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)TORONTO — Golden State coach Steve Kerr dropped the hint eight months ago that this season may be the end of the Warriors, at least as the team is currently configured.He was speaking of the Warriors’ run atop the NBA, with three titles in four years.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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