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first_imgLouis van Gaal accepts Manchester United will have failed if they miss out on Champions League qualification, but remains confident he will be kept on as manager.Tuesday’s 3-2 loss at West Ham on Tuesday meant the Red Devils wasted the chance to wrest fourth spot from Manchester City.Van Gaal’s men now need to win against Bournemouth and hope City fall at Swansea – a tough ask underlined by bookmakers’ odds of 7-1 on United usurping Manuel Pellegrini’s men on Sunday.Failing to reach the Champions League cost David Moyes his job two years ago and speculation is rife that the Dutchman could follow suit, with Jose Mourinho’s desire to return to management only fuelling such talk.Furthermore, Van Gaal’s name was conspicuous by its absence as investors and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward sidestepped the subject of the manager’s position following the announcement of United’s third-quarter results.Hours later, though, the manager remained steadfast in his belief that he would be kept, bristling at the suggestion it would be harder to keep the players’ concentration given they know he plans to retire at the end of next season.“Yeah, but you and your colleagues have sacked me for six months, so I have worked with these circumstances already for six months and we are still in the race,” he said. “You cannot say that we are not.“We can win the FA Cup. How many are still in the race? How many? It’s not so much so.“Of course, when we don’t qualify ourselves we don’t reach our aim. That is true because our aim was to qualify ourselves for the Champions League. That was our aim.“But we are in the final of the FA Cup and we are in the race in the last match – mathematically we can qualify ourselves still. How many clubs can say that?“Of course you can say Manchester United need to be champions – yes, I know, the expectations are like that, but I don’t think that is realistic.“And I have said I shall be here, that is my opinion, so the board has to decide if it is like that. That is a different way of looking to the situation.”Van Gaal foresees no issues with players’ attitude if given the chance to stay on and see out his final campaign of his three-year contract.After the 2016-17 season the Dutchman wants to “go spoiling my wife” during retirement and refused to be drawn on how he would react should United offer him an extension.“That is ‘if’ and I want to keep to the facts,” Van Gaal said. “Also when it is positive for me, it’s not good – you cannot talk about if, only talk about the facts.“The facts are that we are still fighting for Champions League qualification.“We depend on Man City, okay, but we are still fighting and then we are still fighting for the FA Cup. Okay, and then we shall see what the board is deciding.”Regardless of whether Van Gaal is in charge, missing out on the top-four would certainly look to make it harder to bring elite talent to Old Trafford over the summer.“Re-tooling” is how Woodward described the process of change at the club and Van Gaal believes Old Trafford remains an attractive proposition.“In your eyes it’s difficult to attract players of a certain level, but I can assure you that it is not like that always,” he said.“Sometimes it is happening like that but I cannot say the things how they are because then I interfere with the transfer policy of our club. But it is not like you think.“It is always three parties – us, the club, the player himself and then it is not always the player. The player wants to come, in general.“Of course there are players who would prefer Real Madrid, but there are players of Real Madrid who want to leave there or Barcelona or Paris St Germain. It depends on a lot of circumstances” Louis van Gaal watches on as Manchester United lose to West Ham 1last_img read more

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first_imgU12 Hurlers: Well done to the under 12 hurlers who defeated MacCumhaill’s on Thursday 22.08.13. This team, which is made up of players from Donegal Town, Glenties, Laghey, Mountcharles, Killybegs,and Bruckless, have won 4 of the 6 games played so far this year and have 4 games left to play. Also a big well done to Dylan Thomas, Leo Dunphy and Ciaran McGroary who represented the club at the All-County under 12 trip to Croke Park earlier this year.Under 8’s: Under 8 footballers continue to meet on Monday evenings at Tirchonaill Park, 6.30pm-7.30pm. The training will continue until end of September.Under 10’s: The Four Masters Under 10 footballers will travel to Robert Emmett’s GAA on Saturday 31st to play against the home team, Terman, Glenfin and Naomh Mhuire. Good luck to all the players. Hurling/Camogie: Hurling and Camogie resumes on Friday, 6th September in Tirchonnail Park at 6-7pm for all children 10 and under and 7-8pm for all children over 10. We wish the U14 County Camogie team the very best of luck in their Championship match v Tyrone on Saturday; the team includes 8 players from the Four Masters Camogie – Niamh Doherty, Sarah Oates, Áine McGroarty, Áine Gillespie, Neasa Gorrell, Emer Burke, Hollie Roper and Leah O’Donnell. Very best of luck to all going back to school, to all the hurlers and camogs who started second level on Tuesday and to all changing classes.Lotto: There was no winner of the Four Masters lotto draw this week. The two weekly winners of the €50 prize were Donna Dunnion, Ardara and Leo Colhoun, Drumrooske. The numbers drawn were 2, 7, 13 and 20. Next weeks draw stands at €1500. Please support the local Club by playing the weekly lotto. All money raised goes to the Club to continue to provide first class facilities to the community. To play the lotto go online to http://www.fourmastersgaa.com/.Four Masters Prize Draw: The Four Masters GAA prize draw which has a raft of incredible prizes is now into the last couple of weeks. All members including parents of juvenile members are reminded that sold tickets should be brought to the Abbey Hotel every Monday night between 9pm and 9.30pm. To check out the excellent prizes please visit http://www.fourmastersgaa.com/. Tickets will be on sale in Donegal Town this weekend at a local venue. GAA NEWS: EIGHT FOUR MASTERS GIRLS IN COUNTY U-14 CAMOGIE TEAM was last modified: August 27th, 2013 by John2Share 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:GAA: FOUR MASTERS GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

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first_imgSome of the recent transfer speculation involving Chelsea…Embed from Getty ImagesChelsea and Manchester United are both keen to sign Genoa’s teenage striker Pietro Pellegri, The Sun reckon.The newspaper has been linking Chelsea with Pellegri, 16, and say United are now also looking to snap him up.The Sun also say they have been told that Genoa Enrico Preziosi wants at least £40m for the player.Blues boss Antonio Conte is reported to be a fan of Pellegri and keen for him to move to Stamford Bridge. Conte’s former club Juventus are also said to be interested. Wahi also linkedThe Sun have also picked up on reports in France claiming that Chelsea are among English clubs chasing 14-year-old forward Elye Wahi.It comes after Le Parisien claimed that the Blues, Liverpool, Tottenham, Manchester United, Manchester City and Southampton are all interested in the youngster, who is currently with Caen.The Sun declare that Wahi, who has impressed for Caen’s Under-17 side, is a “goalscoring version of N’Golo Kante” because he comes from the same Paris suburb as the Chelsea midfielder and both players were with amatuer side JS Suresnes.It is claimed that Italian side Juventus are also showing an interest in the player.He would not be able to join a club outside France until the age of 16. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#Google#web marshall kirkpatrick Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Google has quietly moved the link to access Google Reader, its online RSS reader service, below the top level navigation fold for Gmail users. Some Google Reader users are complaining about the move as an inconvenience, but the biggest loss will be to those users who have yet to start using Reader. The Picasa photo service has replaced Reader in navigation bar. Reader is now the first option that appears when a user clicks “more.” While this will likely decrease the frequency with which new users discover the magic that is RSS, it’s probably also a recognition that the service isn’t being used as enthusiastically as anyone had hoped. It may also be related to the fact that Picasa generates revenue for Google and Reader does not.While following publishers on Facebook or Twitter has become the most popular way for web users to subscribe to content from chosen sources, there’s something tragic about each step RSS takes further into the background. An acronym for Really Simple Syndication, RSS really is very simple. It’s also incredibly powerful and full of rich potential.Firefox recently announced that it too would be moving the RSS feed icon button to the background of its browser by default. Browser extensions are already available to resolve all these problems for users who consider them a problem – the biggest issue is for those who won’t even know what they’ve lost.As someone who has used RSS daily and in many, many ways, ever since my discovery of the technology changed my life and set me out into this wonderful new career I have – I struggle to articulate its importance, its potential and why it ought to be moved to the foreground, not the background, of the web use experience.Perhaps this will help: RSS is a simple, flexible, powerful way to bring new content from sites all around the web to one place, as soon as it’s available, without going to look for it. It’s a magical, automated, completely personalized river of news.It doesn’t depend on someone else Tweeting about it, it’s a tool that you can do all kinds of things with. Perhaps most people aren’t interested in doing much with the web besides reading articles, playing games, watching videos and posting photos. Surely there are millions and millions of people who feel otherwise, though, and RSS is a great tool for doing more. For more, see these articles: How to Build a Social Media Cheat Sheet About Any TopicSeven Tips for Making the Most of Your RSS ReaderRSS reader guy picture from FastIcon. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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first_imgBy Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFTFlickr [DSC07624 by Amanda Govaert, September 10, 2011, CC BY-ND 2.0]When you take a vow of marriage, you are making a promise to protect, honor and love your spouse for the rest of your days. But what happens when you make that same vow for your country at the same time? Which vow do you honor when you and your spouse are expecting your first baby and there is a deployment on the horizon? Which vow do you honor when the twin towers are bombed on September 11th and your family is terrified but so is your country? And which vow do you honor when your spouse is diagnosed with stage 4 cancer?While all marriages have their own challenges, there are certain issues that are unique to military marriages. I have lived near an Air Force base for over 12 years now. In that time, I have had the privilege of both working with military families within my profession and making personal, lifelong friendships with military families. While I know that I certainly cannot and will not capture every single challenge that military marriages face, I would like to speak on a few that I have noticed within my experiences with these extraordinary families.Who/What comes first?- While many marriages may find themselves in a constant balancing act between job and family, military families seem to be faced with the biggest and most challenging balancing act of all… they are forced to choose between fighting for their country and fighting for their family. And, in many cases, there is no choice at all. The country must come before anything else. This means that dad may be overseas when his first born child takes his first steps. Or, mom may only get to see her son graduate from high school via the internet. While it may be easy for the high school graduate to understand why mom cannot be present for such a momentous occasion, it isn’t so easy to explain that to the baby who just took his first steps without his dad present.On the Move- Just when it feels like things are settled with jobs, friends, houses, and school, it’s time to make that move again. It’s time to, once again, pick up and move to another location and do it all over again. Many military families are required to move every few years; and many of the places they have to go are places that they have never been. A new life has to be re-established each time.The Reality- Let’s face it. The reality is, what these service men and women do is dangerous. At each deployment, families find themselves thinking about the terrifying possibility that their spouse/parent may not make it home; that those hugs and kisses they give and receive could possibly be the last they get and give. But, just because those fears are there does not mean that the world stops around them. There are still obligations to be fulfilled (ie mouths to feed, bills to pay, jobs to work). The family left on stateside must continue on.The Aftermath- It’s easy to assume that once deployment is over and the service member is back safely, everything returns just as it was before. But, all military families who have been through deployments know that this just isn’t the case. While the initial days of return are filled with joy and excitement, the days, months, and sometimes years that follow can be trying and difficult. What these service members have seen and done overseas can have a lasting effect on them and can bleed into their interactions with their families and friends. Many family members have told me that the person they sent overseas was not the same person that returned home to them.This list only captures a very small portion of challenges unique to military marriages and families. It’s important to acknowledge that these challenges can create emotional turmoil and a multitude of stressors. Resentment, fear, jealousy, anger, and disappointment, among others, are experienced. But, in the end, these families display an enormous amount of resiliency, hope, strength, and wisdom that can inspire and guide us all. I am so grateful for the battles that our military members fight for us and the ones that their spouses continue to fight as well.This post was written by Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFT, the social media and webinar coordination specialist for the MFLN Family Development Team. The Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.  Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network Family Development concentration on our website, Facebook, and Twitter.last_img read more

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first_imgLearn how to protect your video production gear and safeguard your set with this video tutorial.Professional audio and video technicians have been using this tried-and-true coiling method for years. When you have to move fast, a tangled cable can be costly, embarrassing, and (frankly) inexcusable. This video cites two true stories that relate directly to tangled cable and rope. Spend a little time perfecting the “Over and Under” method, and you can respond to any urgent cable request with confidence!Have a tangled mess of cords, cables, and rope? Avoid potentially dangerous situations by properly wrapping your cables.If you need to retrain your cables to properly wrap them, try setting them out in the sun for a few hours. You can also soak rope then lay it in the sun. Now your cables and rope are ready to coil.Wrapping Cables (XLR, BNC, etc) and Extension CordsThis technique works both clockwise and counterclockwise — perfect for both right-handed or left-handed crew members.Step 1: Grab your cable and start with an overhand loop.Step 2: Flip the cable, and roll it underhand to create the second loop.Step 3: Repeat overhand and underhand until the cable coils entirely in a circle.Step 4: Use a velcro tie or string to tie the cable in place. It’s best to keep the tie attached to the male end of the cable so it doesn’t interfere with any microphones or equipment you may plug into.Do not wrap the cable around itself and connect the ends. That is an improper technique that can shorten the lifespan of you audio and video cables.Have tips for protecting your video gear? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more

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first_imgSunrisers Hyderabad scripted a remarkable victory over Kings XI Punjab on Monday to climb up to the third spot in the Indian Premier League points table and they have one man in particular to thank for their win, and that is Bhuvneshwar Kumar. (IPL 2017: Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s 5/19 trumps Manan Vohra’s 95 as Hyderabad beat Punjab)Bhuvneshwar was instrumental in Sunrisers’ victorious campaign last season and they Uttar Pradesh seamer is once again doing what he does best – pick up wickets and win matches for his team. (Bhuvneshwar Kumar survives Manan Vohra onslaught to grab maiden five-wicket haul)Bhuvneshwar grabbed his maiden five-wicket haul in the IPL on Monday to help Sunrisers defeat Kings XI by five runs in a thrilling match at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium. (SCORECARD)Warner’s 70 not out lifted Hyderabad to 159/6 in 20 overs. In reply, opener Vohra single-handedly took Punjab on the brink of victory but his 50-ball knock, featuring nine fours and five sixes, couldn’t prevent the visitors from being bowled out for 154 in 19.4 overs. (Mohammad Nabi becomes second Afghanistan cricketer to play in IPL)Bhuvneshawar starred with the ball, getting five wickets for 19 runs in four overs to keep Punjab at bay as Hyderabad managed to end a two-match losing run at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium. (HIGHLIGHTS)Bhuvi picked up the wickets of Hashim Amla, Vohra, Glenn Maxwell, Mohit Sharma and KC Cariappa.Vohra’s wicket was the most crucial one for SRH as he was batting superbly on 95 and was fighting a lone war in the middle. He hammered another six in the following over of medium pacer Siddharth Kaul as he took his side just 16 runs away at the end of 18th over.advertisementBut Bhuvneshwar hauled Hyderabad back in the 19th over by removing Cariappa (1) and rattling the stumps of Vohra, leaving Punjab to score 11 runs in the final over.Kaul gave couple of wides in the final over but held his nerve to bowl Ishant (2) and give Hyderabad a five-run win.After the match Bhuvi revealed the secret behind his success this season and also spoke about what was going through his mind when he was bowling the penultimate over of the match in which he dismissed Mohit Sharma and the dangerous Vohra.”My heart is still pounding. T20 is a format where you expect the unexpected and Manan almost took the game away from us. Athletes always talk about believing in themselves and that’s what I did in the 19th over.”I’ve overcome that pressure because I’ve done this job for SRH for last three years. I knew I had to bowl the 19th over, the match-defining over. I believed in myself,” Bhuvneshwar said, after being adjudged Man of the Match at the post-match presentation ceremony.”It wasn’t an easy wicket, it was a great effort from our batsmen who took us to 160. The way we started with the new ball was tremendous. Changing pace really worked for us. If you want to win the match defending 160 you have to take initial wickets, the likes of Maxwell, Miller and Morgan,” he added.last_img read more

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first_imgThe Mass Metrology Laboratory of the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) has been designated as the Regional Reference Laboratory, making it the first of its kind in the region.The designation, by the CARICOM Regional Organization for Standards and Quality (CROSQ), is in recognition of the BSJ’s capabilities in mass metrology and the value of these capabilities to the development of the regional infrastructure.Speaking at the official ceremony held on Friday morning (February 1) at the BSJ offices in St. Andrew, Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton hailed the move as being of “extreme significance” in the development of industry and commerce in the region. “Most trade involves the measurement of mass or volume. Standards underpin quality, and hence, the undeniable impact of the value of metrology on commerce and trade, especially in agricultural products and by-products, which form the backbone of exports from Jamaica, and most of the Caribbean region,” he said.The Minister noted that standards development is critical to Jamaica’s effort to develop a competitive economy as the basis for deepening its integration into the global supply and value chains.“The ability of our exports to penetrate global markets hinges on the degree to which our exporters are in compliance with standards that are imposed on the conduct of trade,” he added, citing the recent passage of the Food Safety and Modernisation Act (FSMA) of 2010 that calls for new standards requirements for food exporters.“We therefore consider the designation of the Mass Metrology Laboratory of the Bureau of Standards as an important indication that we are moving in the right direction towards developing a strong international reputation as a country that is standards-driven,” he stated. He pointed out that the BSJ’s Metrology lab has been described by the Caribbean Metrology Network (CARIMET) as “the most well equipped lab in the region, with the highest level of experience and expertise”.Mr. Hylton said the regional designation has been wholeheartedly endorsed by Germany’s National Metrology Institute (PTB), which has provided significant technical support for the development and operation of the laboratory for 25 years. Executive Director at BSJ, Yvonne Hall, stated that the designation is a “signal step” for the bureau “as it moves forward in the economic development of the country and as we recognize that standards and quality is the infrastructure for global trade”.During the ceremony Memoranda of Understandings (MoUs) were signed between the National Metrology Institutes (NMI) of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the BSJ; and the CARICOM Regional Organization for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) and the BSJ in recognition of the facility.Mass metrology provides a unique measurement of the mass change resulting from any process step. Metrology, which is the science of measurement, plays a key role in industry, international trade and in everyday life. Accurate and reliable measurements are critical in assuring product quality, and in supporting environmental, health and safety issues.The Mass Metrology Laboratory of the BSJ was among the earliest of the metrology laboratories at the BSJ, and in the English-speaking Caribbean.The Bureau provides metrology services through a number of laboratories to various sectors including health, telecommunications, security, construction, food and beverage, and mining.last_img read more

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first_img “We are still discovering, still interviewing persons, yesterday I had a long meeting with the senior management and staff of the Energy Division and Petrojam and we are working toward discovery – if there are other issues to be addressed,” said Prime Minister Holness. The Prime Minister said based on issues emerging at Petrojam, he has engaged in a “process of discovery”. Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government is very ardent in developing and maintaining an anti-corruption framework.The Prime Minister said based on issues emerging at Petrojam, he has engaged in a “process of discovery”.Prime Minister Holness was responding to questions posed by journalists this morning (July 10) following a personal presentation to the family of young Tahj Rowe.“We are still discovering, still interviewing persons, yesterday I had a long meeting with the senior management and staff of the Energy Division and Petrojam and we are working toward discovery – if there are other issues to be addressed,” said Prime Minister Holness.The Prime Minister reminded journalists and the public that the process of investigation must take place in order to ensure justice.“The balance that we have struck, is to ensure that we as quickly as possible investigate, discover, call to account, ask for reports and act on that because at the end of the day, the public has to beassured that we act on information that is factual information, that has basis in truth,” stated Prime Minister Holness.Responding to further questions from journalists, Prime Minister Holness said the Opposition would do a great disservice to the people of Jamaica if they were to not cooperate on national issues with Government.“I think the country moves forward with the Opposition and the Government drawing out areas where they can cooperate, where they can agree on because in modern politics, a level of maturity has to be exhibited, not everything should be sacrificed on the altar of political expediency,” said Prime Minister Holness.In the meantime, Prime Minister Holness said the Government is here to serve the people for the long term.“In the long ‘game’, it will be shown that the Government acted with integrity, that there was no attempt to cover up anything, that the Government followed a process and that justice at the end of the day will be done; that the public purse will be protected and that the Government will be stronger and more efficient. As I’ve said, we have immediately acted, we have made certain policy changes that will not just affect Petrojam but generally to improve the operations and governance of public bodies,” stressed Prime Minister Holness. Story Highlights Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government is very ardent in developing and maintaining an anti-corruption framework.last_img read more

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