first_imgSliabh Sneacht Sponsored ClimbThere will be a Sliabh Sneacht sponsored climb on Saturday the 23rd of July in aid of our minor board. Buses will leave the clubhouse at 10:00am with the climb starting at 11:00am. Sponser cards will be available through all underage teams in the coming week. Everyone welcome on the day and all children are asked to be accompanied by an adult. All County League Division 2 FixtureMalin vs. Naomh Náille at 3:00pm on Sunday 24th of July in Connolly Park, reserves at 1.30pm. All support welcome. These are provisional fixtures and may change because of Donegal fixtures so please keep a check on local press, our facebook page or call our club phone on 0868668531.Malin Gaa Summer CampThe Cúl Camp was held last week and was a huge success with 178 children in attendance. We would like to pass on our heartfelt thanks to all those who contributed to another successful Cúl Camp this year.Thank you to all coaches for coaching all week, they did a great job with such large numbers of kids. Thank you to the parents for sending their children, they were all so well behaved and a credit to their families. Thank you to all the coaches within our Club who took some time this week to also help at the Camp, in addition to the teams they usually coach. Thank you to Sean Owen & Martin Fildara for the buses all week. Thanks to Celia & Suzanne for helping in the Tuck Shop all week and to David, Daniel and Suzanne for getting the Clubhouse & grounds ready for action everyday. A special thank you to the children for turning out in such large number, they were just fantastic all week. We would also like to thank all of our young Club Members/Players who helped at the camp all week including Seanain McLaughlin (F), Ciara McLaughlin (F), Diane McGilloway, Tara Kelly, Erin McLaughlin (F), Katie Farren, Siobhan Farren, Ronan Lafferty, Matthew Mullarkey, Michael Walsh, Adam McGonagle, Ronan Kelly, Jack McLaughlin(F), Micheal McCarron, Patrick McLaughlin(F), Darragh McGeoghegan, Ronan McLaughlin, Diarmuid McCarron & Peter McCallion.Thanks to the County players who attended the Camp yesterday for photos, it was great to see Caolan McGonagle in advance of the Ulster Final on Sunday.Finally thank you to two of the most important contributors to the Summer Camp, Sean McLaughlin (O) as Head Coach and Maria McLaughlin(F) as the woman who makes it all happen. They both did a fantastic job making everything run smoothly all week. A lot of hard-work goes in behind the scene and the camps success just shows that this hard-work has paid off.The Mary Houghton CompetitionThe annual Mary Houghton competition will take place on Wednesday 20th of July at 7:00pm in Connolly Park. All girls aged under 14 and under 12 are welcome to come along and join in the competition which is kindly sponsored by the Houghton family.LottoThis weeks jackpot of €850 was won by Ann Gallagher Muff, Culdaff. The numbers drawn were 3-6- 2-1- 5-7- 4. Next week’s jackpot is €500.UnderageA little bit of history was made last Tuesday in Connolly Park, when the Malin Minor Ladies team played their first ever game. The newly formed team played against Buncrana and were narrowly beaten by 7-09 to 6-09.With a strong team starting from Tara Kelly in goals, to Seanain McLaughlin, Megan Harkin, Katie Farren, Alanna McDaid, Sarah Monagle, Breda Doherty and Aoife McColgan. Right up to Niamh Doherty, Siobhan Farren, Ciara McLaughlin and Diane McGilloway in the half and full forward lines. Well done to the team on such a strong first team performance.The minor girls have training every Monday at 8:00pm. All girls from aged 15 upwards and new members are welcome to attend. The under 12 girls lost the second leg of their semi-final away against Urris which ends their season for the year, well done to all girls getting this far and to their coaches.The girls under 10’s finals day is on the Saturday morning of the 23rd of July at 10.30am in Urris with the girl’s under 8’s finals day on Friday evening the 22nd of July at 6:30 in Carndonagh.The under 12 boys have made it through to the Gerry O’Neill (15-a- side) finals with the A team playing Naomh Padraig, Muff in Buncrana next Sunday 24th of July at 6:30 and the B team also play Naomh Padraig in Carndonagh on Friday 22nd of July at 7:00pm. The club would urge as much support as possible for these teams in their respective finals and good luck to all players and coaches involved.GAA NEWS: MALIN CLUB ORGANISE SPONSORED CLIMB UP SLIABH SNEACHT TO FUNDRAISE FOR MINOR BOARD was last modified: July 18th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Malin GAA noteslast_img read more

Brands turn to online video marketing

first_img23 June 2008Major brands such as FHM, Sports Illustrated, Cosmopolitan, Die Burger and Kick Off are moving into the online video scene, with each having their own dedicated brand channel on, which bills itself as South Africa’s first online video said in a statement this week that online video consumption has internationally proven to be a hugely successful way to spread brand messages, and that international brands have leveraged significant gains in brand awareness through the integrated use of online videos in their marketing strategies.“MyVideo’s South African focus allows local brands for the first time to do the same amongst South African consumers,” said.Brand channels can also be extended onto a brand’s current website, with Kick Off Magazine being one of the many brands that use the MyVideo Channel offering on their website.“Not only has our website broadened to include videos we have posted online through MyVideo, but we now have another avenue to touch our readers through a different media form,” says MyVideo online business manager Nick Said.MyVideo, launched in January 2007, set out to improve the internet video-sharing model by creating a site specifically targeted at South African internet users.“Where videos posted on YouTube are likely to get lost in a sea of clutter, MyVideo ensures that South African content is aired as the sole focus, ensuring that companies who use it are connecting with targeted internet traffic,” says MyVideo marketing officer Tristan Owen.South African brands have traditionally used television commercials as their only form of consumer-focused video content, MyVideo says, adding however, that the rise of online on-demand video has created a need for video content that both entertains and communicates a subtle brand.“By developing content that is both relevant to your brand as well as topical to users, you are creating an empire of possibilities,” says Owen.SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Fewer companies bite the dust

first_img25 October 2011Fewer companies closed down in September 2011 compared to the same month last year, Statistics South Africa reports.“The number of liquidations reflected a year-on-year decrease of 3.2 percent (from 341 to 330) in September 2011,” the agency said on Monday.Stats SA said liquidations took place when the affairs of a company or close corporation were wound up because its liabilities exceeded its assets, and the matter was resolved either voluntarily or by a court order.The number of liquidations for the first nine months of 2011 fell 15.5 percent year-on-year – from 2 930 to 2 475.“This decline was due to a 16.2 percent drop in voluntary liquidations and a 5.5 percent drop in compulsory liquidations,” Stats SA said.Over this time, company liquidations declined 16.7 percent – from 1 364 to 1 136 – and close corporation liquidations were down 14.5 percent – from 1 566 to 1 339.Insolvencies – where an individual or partnership is unable to pay debt and is placed under final sequestration – declined in August, Stats SA said.Insolvency figures are issued a month later than liquidation figures.“A year-on-year decrease of 27.8 percent (from 352 to 254) was estimated for August 2011,” Stats SA said.The total number of insolvencies for the first eight months of 2011 decreased by 33.8 percent – from 2 642 to 1 750 – compared with the first eight months of 2010.Sapalast_img read more

Firefox Losing Early Adopters to Chrome – Will Mainstream Users Follow?

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting However, even NetMarketShare’s stats show that Firefox’s real battle is not with Microsoft’s IE anymore (whose downward slide is inevitable and long overdue), but with Google’s Chrome.It’s not just on the statistics and performance fronts either. Google is now directly attacking Firefox’s main strength from a developer point of view: its ecosystem of add-ons. At the Google I/O event earlier this month, Google announced an application store to help with discovery and sales of Web applications. Some startups have already moved focus from the add-on model to a web site or app (e.g. GetGlue), so Google’s App Store will only accelerate this. Yesterday we reported that the beta tag for Google’s Chrome browser has been removed for the Mac and Linux versions. Is that also a sign that the gloves are now off too? Chrome is now a ‘serious’ browser, no beta tags and all OS’s covered with stable versions.Overall I can’t help but think that Chrome is really hitting at the heart of Firefox nowadays. The early adopter and geeky readership of ReadWriteWeb – bless you all – is often a forerunner of future mainstream trends. And our stats clearly show our readers are moving away from Firefox and largely onto Chrome. How long before the mainstream follows? Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Google Chrome has had a big impact on the browser market since its release in September 2008. The latest report from NetMarketShare puts Chrome at 6.73% market share, ahead of Safari on 4.72% and behind only IE (59.95%) and Firefox (24.59%).What’s more interesting about Chrome is the activity it’s enjoying from early adopters and geeks. Our own browser statistics at ReadWriteWeb show that Chrome was used by 17.89% of our readers in April, putting it behind only Firefox (38.95%) and IE (24.76%). Further, our figures show a very clear movement from Firefox to Chrome over the past year. Chrome has gained nearly 11% over the past year, whereas Firefox has lost over 15%. IE has stayed stable on our site over the past year, registering no change from its 24% in April 2009. Take a look at our comparison stats, via Google Analytics:Source: ReadWriteWebI can also tell you that many of ReadWriteWeb’s staff now use Chrome. I myself made the switch as soon as a (relatively) stable Mac version became available in 2009, primarily because I had been experiencing slowness and crashes in Firefox for months prior. I’ve never looked back – sorry Mozilla. Chrome is fast, hardly ever crashes and can handle multiple tabs with ease. It does the job. The only thing I still use Firefox for is, ironically, offline Gmail! That’s because on a Mac, Google Gears is only available on Firefox and Safari – not Chrome.Before I get assailed by Firefox fans in the comments, granted the much larger NetMarketShare stats show a couple of percentage points of growth for Firefox over the past year. They also show IE losing over 8% share and Chrome gaining over 4%.Source: NetMarketShare Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Browsers#Google#web richard macmanuslast_img read more

Over USD 550 Mn Needed to Restructure Uljanik

first_imgzoom Next week is expected to see key developments take place that will decide the fate of the Croatian shipbuilder Uljanik Group.Namely, the shipbuilder is waiting for a green light from the European Commission for a state guarantee for a EUR 96 million (USD 115.6 million) loan, aimed at preserving the company’s liquidity and ensuring workers are paid their December wages.Metalworker unions have already voiced their intentions to stage a strike next week together with other affected unions if their December wages are not paid by then.Last week the Croatian Government issued the guarantee for the loan in order to help the shipbuilder initiate its restructuring process.The loan will be provided by Hrvatska poštanska banka (HPB) and/or other domestic or international banks.Speaking to local media president of Uljanik Gianni Rossanda said that the EC is expected to support the request and that a reply will be provided next week enabling the company to pay the outstanding wages along with meeting the yard’s obligations toward suppliers.However, as indicated by local unions, the loan is not enough to ensure sustainable operation of the shipbuilder having in mind that the Croatian shipbuilding industry lacks systematic financing. As a result, Uljanik Group will have to resort to restructuring which will most likely include diversification of the company’s business with the help of private capital from third-party investors.Until now, two companies, Kermas Energija and Palumbo Group, expressed their interest in joining Uljanik’s ownership structure.The restructuring program is expected to result in workforce cuts, but at this point, there have been no estimates on the potential number of layoffs.As confirmed by Rossanda, over EUR 450 million (USD 551.5 million) is needed for the shipbuilder’s financial restructuring. Rossanda explained that this amount would be directed toward covering of outstanding debts as well as diversification costs, which would include the construction of an infrastructural facility intended for new services- most probably ship repair.As part of its restructuring, the shipbuilder plans to reduce its current output and switch focus on the construction of highly-sophisticated vessels such as hopper dredgers and luxury cruise ships which have an added value.The issues that led to the need for restructuring started with the downturn of the global shipbuilding industry that left the shipbuilder without work for two years coupled with systematic financing problems and lack of skilled workforce.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Boxoffice pressure unreal for Dangal director

first_imgNew Delhi: The 2016 Aamir Khan-starrer blockbuster “Dangal” will stay in the hearts of many for its entertainment value. The film broke various records, one of them being crossing the Rs 2,000-crore mark at the global box-office — a feat that is not easily achieved by Bollywood. The films director Nitesh Tiwari returns with his next directorial, “Chhichhore” soon. However, he isn’t feeling the box-office pressure.”As far as the box-office is concerned, we didn’t know ‘Dangal’ would become such a huge success. We made ‘Dangal’ purely for the love of the story. We felt that the story needed to be told. We never kept the box-office result in mind, so there was never pressure when we made ‘Dangal’,” Tiwari told IANS. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka”However, after the success of ‘Dangal’, the only pressure I would take would not be the box-office pressure. That would be unreal to have… to take that pressure. You can’t say ‘My film is going to perform so much at the box-office’. The only pressure and it is only human for me to feel that way is, I want to live up to the expectations of people. Whatever expectations they may have of me after ‘Dangal’. I hope I will be successful in exceeding their expectations.” Also Read – Salman Khan remembers actor Vinod KhannaAfter narrating the inspiring story of a wrestler in “Dangal”, Tiwari is set to take the audience back to his college days in “Chhichhore”. Unlike “Dangal”, which had superstar Aamir, his new film has a young cast, including Sushant Singh Rajput, Varun Sharma, Tushar Pandey, Prateik Babbar and Shraddha Kapoor.On finalising the cast, he said: “All of them needed to be great performers. It was something that was a given. The way I write most of my stories, there is a lot of scope for interesting performances. I was looking for people in a specific age category so that if I cut down a few years from them, they would look like college-going kids and if I add a few years, they would look like middle-aged people effortlessly. That’s why I kind of migrated towards actors who are in their early 30s.” It is a college buddy film and the director has extracted a lot of stuff from his IIT days. Does it also deal with bullying?”It touches upon various aspects of college life and hostel life in a positive manner. It’s all what I lived. We were made to feel extremely comfortable when we were juniors at IIT Bombay,” he said of his time in the prestigious engineering institute where he even got to shoot a portion of the film.”I consider myself fortunate (to have got the chance to shoot inside IIT). I got to shoot where the germ (of the idea) originated. But mostly, I shot all over Mumbai,” said Tiwari, a fan of shooting at real locations. That sadly, won’t be possible for his next big-budget film.Tiwari and Ravi Udyawar – who directed “Mom” – are set to helm a 3D version of the “Ramayan”. With an estimated budget of Rs 500 crore, this will be a live-action trilogy in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.”The location doesn’t exist, so I can’t shoot in a real location. I’ll have to create that,” he said with a smile.The project is unlike any of his past films, in terms of genre or budget.”Physically, it will be very different, but emotionally it follows the same pattern that I follow – (my films are) all great human stories. And ‘Ramayan’ is a fabulous human story on relationships,” said the “Chillar Party” director.Why “Ramayan” — a story that has been repeatedly told, especially on the small screen?”I think we don’t really remember too much of the ‘Ramayan’. What happened back then on TV was fine. Time has passed, many people only know ‘Ramayan’ at a surface level. If you dig deeper, it is far more beautiful than what it seems on the surface. People need to know the essence of ‘Ramayan’,” said Tiwari.last_img read more