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first_imgMENS FOOTBALL:Saturday evening in Fintra saw the senior side having an impressive victory over their Killybegs opponents, Final Score Killybegs 0:05 Malin 0:16. Prior to this, Malin Reserves also played a superb game, by trailing 0:04 to a Killybegs 1:12. The end of the second half saw the side placing three goals within 5 minutes into the back of the Killybegs net, ending the match in a draw. Sunday 19th of May sees Malin host Four Masters, with Reserves at 1:30pm, and Seniors at 3pm. LADIES FOOTBALL:Ladies Football training continues on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s between 8pm- 9pm. GIRLS FOOTBALL:U16/U14 Girls continue to train on Wednesday’s at 5:15pm.U12 Girls continue to train on Wednesdays at 4:15pmU10/U8/U6 continue to train on Saturday mornings at 11:15am till 12:15, all sessions are €2.BOYS FOOTBALL:U6 age group continue to train within the Club Gym on Sunday mornings from 10am -11:15am.The sessions are based on GAA Fundamentals; a Croke Park initiative based on research aimed at bettering your child’s coordination (including hand eye) balance, agility and basic fitness in a fun filled environment. It is also an introduction into the basic skills of Gaelic games. All children are welcome to attend.U8 age group continue to train on Sunday mornings at 11am to 12:30pm, also within the Club Gym. All underage sessions are €2.U10 age group continue train on Sunday’s from 12:30 to 1:30pm. U14 Training takes place on Monday from 5-6 and on Thursday from 4.30 to 6.00.HURLING:U10/U12 Boys and Girls Hurling continue on Friday Evenings from 6pm-7pm. All equipment provided €2 per session.MALIN CUL CAMPS: Kelloggs are offering a promotion on registration to the Cul Camps, when registering online with the unique code found in selected packs Kelloggs Corn Flakes will receive €5 off per child. Those who register online must inform Maria of this, alternatively registration forms will be given out at the start of June.GO GAMES:Malin U8 will be away to Carn on Saturday the 18th, while the U12 team will be away to Carn on this Tuesday evening.U14 TEAM:Friday evening saw Malin U14 Team claim an impressive victory over Moville, with the final score line being Malin 3:14 Moville 4:7.DOWNEY/MCLAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CUP:On Sunday evening in Burt, Malin U16 Team played against the home side in the final of the Downey/McLaughlin Memorial Cup. After a close game, it all ended in a draw. It is expected that the final will be replayed Next Sunday the 19th of May at 7pm. Please see Clubs Facebook and Parish notes for more information.MR & MRS:The club will be holding a Mr & Mrs Competition, on Saturday 25th of May. Money raised by the Mr & Mrs competition will go towards purchasing new equipment for the Club Gym. Our 2013 Couples are Brendan and Denise Mc Laughlin (JM), Paddy and Diane (Owen), Jackie and Pat Clean, Carolann and Kevin Farren, Eleanor and Michael Farren, and Danny and Trish Lafferty. Limited tickets available and are priced at €10, contact John Byrne on 0862507380.GAELIC LIFE NATIONAL LEAGUE FANTASY FOOTBALL:After the successful running of the Gaelic Life National League Fantasy Football Competition, We have yet again joined forces with the weekly publication for the All Ireland Fantasy Football equivalent. The competition is free to enter and proved to be very popular with club members in the summer when young Ciaran Collins followed in the footsteps of Jim Mc Guinness and led his team to victory. The National League competition proved to be just as popular with young Conor Mc Laughlin from Shantla coming out on top. Just choose your starting 15 players from the 9 counties in Ulster (Declan Walsh can be selected in the half back line) and sit back and watch the drama upfold. Entry for the competiton closes on Wednesday the 15th of May at 5.00 pm. To enter just log onto www.gaeliclife.com/fantasyfootball where full rules can be found. Anyone who wishes to enter the Malin GAA private league is asked to send their name and team name to pro.malin.donegal@gaa.ie or send it via private mail on the club facebook page.2013 GAA PREDICTION COMPETITION:The club are also running a 2013 GAA prediction competition. Just predict the winners of the 6 provincial finals (hurling and football), the 4 sides to qualify for the All Ireland football QF through the back door, the overall football and hurling winners and finally the winners of the Donegal SFC. Points will be awarded for each of selection. For full details, check out the club facebook page, or forms are available in pubs through-out the area. Entry fee is just €5 with all monies taken, getting paid out as prize money. Competition closes on Sat May 18th at 2pm. For more details contact Martin on 086 1585880, Patrick on 087 2990057 or Damian on 086 1626645.LOTTO:There was no winner of this week’s lotto jackpot of €850. The €50 winner was Packo Fildara, with Christopher Mc Laughlin (F) receiving the €20 seller’s prize. Winning sequence was 7-4-6-3-5-1-2. Next week’s lotto jackpot stands at €900 and we thank the local community for their continued support of the weekly drawCONGRATULATIONS:Congratulations to Club PRO Martin Doherty and his wife Anne on the birth their son Cianán from all in the Club. We hope that if Cianán ever has to choose between the signing for Southampton or playing Malin Senior side, he will make the right choice and choose the Black N Amber.PRO:For the next number of weeks Christina Mc Laughlin will be taking over all PRO duties. She can be contacted on 086 1980399 or alternatively send an email to the new club email address pro.malin.donegal@gaa.ie at no later than 9 o clock on the Sunday evening. Please note the new club email addressGAA NEWS – MALIN CLUB NOTES was last modified: May 13th, 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:Malin GAA Club noteslast_img read more

TNT’s Reggie Miller & Chris Webber chime in on the Warriors’ success, free agency speculation & Stephen Curry’s ankle injury

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!Through the NBA’s 82-game schedule that spanned nearly seven months, the Warriors had a season-long soap opera that featured some complacency, some injuries, some infighting, some rampant free-agency speculation and some learning curve on integrating five All-Stars.All of those issues may have left some dirt on the Warriors’ shoulder. But just like Jay-Z, the …last_img read more

How Dry I.D.

first_imgGreg Schirf of Wasatch Brewery is riding the wave of publicity over the intelligent design controversy in Utah.  He came out with a new “intelligently designed” beer: Evolution Amber Ale.  The press release expresses his alarm over the alleged erosion of separation of church and state, but how serious (or sober) he was may be a matter of dispute:To critics who accuse him of just being up to the same old publicity stunts, the often times contentious brewmeister responds, “Perhaps, but we are really trying to live up to our mission statement, ‘Craft the finest ales and lagers possible.  Achieve a commercial profitability while maintaining the highest level of social responsibility.  And have as much fun as we can legally get away with.’”Previous stunts included marketing a beer as the Gold Medal winning “unofficial” Amber Ale of the 2002 Winter Olympics.If this were intelligently designed product, why didn’t they show the fully-evolved primate with a beer belly?  This guy clearly didn’t get his physique drinking Evolution Amber Ale, and if he were fully evolved, he would be sitting in the pose of Rodin’s Thinker, not pumping glass.    Thinking of that, it would be fun to see the Discovery Institute donate truckloads of this stuff to the NCSE in a goodwill gesture.  While they’re getting stoned, the real thinkers, fully clothed and in their right minds, could be attending school board meetings, campaigning, writing books and forming IDEA clubs – whatever they can do to enhance the Darwin Party’s morning hangover experience.    Come morning, ID supporters could even offer them free therapy.  They could tell them that the quickest way out of a hangover is more Evolution Amber Ale.  It not only smothers the depression, they can argue, but enhances mutagenesis, providing more raw material for evolution.  This is the way to kill a strife with kindness.(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

The Dirty Little Secret About the “Wisdom of the Crowds” – There is No Crowd

first_imgGuide to Performing Bulk Email Verification A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit sarah perez Recent research by Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) professor Vassilis Kostakos pokes a big hole in the prevailing wisdom that the “wisdom of crowds” is a trustworthy force on today’s web. His research focused on studying the voting patterns across several sites featuring user-generated reviews including Amazon, IMDb, and BookCrossing. The findings showed that a small group of users accounted for a large number of ratings. In other words, as many have already begun to suspect, small but powerful groups can easily distort what the “crowd” really thinks, leading online reviews to often end up appearing extremely positive or extremely negative. Small Groups, Big ImpactTo conduct the research, Kostakos worked with a large sample of online ratings. As MIT’s Technology Review reports, the researcher and his team studied hundreds of thousands of items and millions of votes across all three sites. In each and every case, they discovered that small numbers of users accounted for the largest number of ratings. For example, on Amazon, only 5% of active Amazon users ever cast votes on more than 10 products but a small handful of users voted on hundreds of items. Said Kostakos, “if you have two or three people voting 500 times, the results may not be representative of the community overall.” This is hardly the first time that the so-called “wisdom of the crowds” has been called into question. The term, which implies that a diverse collection of individuals makes more accurate decisions and predications than individuals or even experts, has been used in the past to describe how everything from Wikipedia to user-generated news sites like Digg.com offer better services than anything created by a smaller group could do. Of course, we now know that simply isn’t true. For one thing, Wikipedia isn’t written and edited by the “crowd” at all. In fact, 1% of Wikipedia users are responsible for half of the site’s edits. Even Wikipedia’s founder, Jimmy Wales, has been quoted as saying that the site is really written by a community, “a dedicated group of a few hundred volunteers.” And as for Digg.com, a site whose algorithm is constantly tweaked in attempts to democratize the votes of its users, it still remains a place where a handful of power users can make or break getting a news item to the site’s front page. Attempts to Address the Issue It’s not surprising then to discover that, when it comes to review sites, it’s again small groups that are in control there too. Some sites, including Amazon, attempt to address this discrepancy by allowing users to vote on the helpfulness of reviews – a much easier process than having to write a review yourself. Also, local business finder and recommendations site Yelp implemented ways for business owners to respond to what they feel are inaccurate reviews by way of an owner comments feature. Unfortunately, despite these efforts, the small groups still remain in control of these so-called “popular opinion” features.According to the article, another professor at CMU, Niki Kittur, suggested that sites create new tools for transparency. For example, there should be an easy way to see a summary of a user’s contributions which would quickly reveal any bias. He also suggested removing overly positive and negative reviews.Earlier this year, we looked at another user-generated review site which attacked this problem from another angle. Lunch.com, a new Yelp competitor, uses something they call their “Similarity Network” which matches you to other site users who share your interests. That way, instead of looking at a list of reviews which could originate from anyone with an agenda or axe to grind, you’re focused on reviews from others like you. Still, there is yet to be a perfect solution to the problem. Perhaps it’s time we give up the idea that the “wisdom of the crowds” was ever a driving force behind any socialized, user-generated anything and realize that, just like in life, there will always be active participants as well as the passive passerbys. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro…center_img Related Posts The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#news#social networks#Social Web#Trends#web last_img read more

Hotmail Offers Interactive Emails from LinkedIn, LivingSocial, Netflix & Posterous

first_imgmike melanson Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Whenever I’m checking my email, one of two things can happen. I get an email, click on a link, and 20 minutes later I’m not sure how I ended up on Facebook but yes, I would love to attend a dinner party next Thursday. If I’m truly task-focused, however, I’ll at the very least end up with a screen full of so many new tabs that I forget which tab I’m on in the first place. Either way, email can set me off on a confusing and messy adventure and Microsoft has an answer I’d love to see become a standard.Today at the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, Microsoft is announcing a new type of interactive email that keeps you focused on getting through your email while still being able to look at pictures, watch videos, accept friend requests and more.Dharmesh Mehta, director of Windows Live, says that 90% of all email contains links to some deeper content, such as YouTube, LivingSocial, LinkedIn or otherwise and that people receive more than 200 of these types of emails every week. Last December, the company started helping users with these sorts of emails with something called Active Views. Active Views would take links in your inbox and turn them into embedded content. That way the YouTube link your friend sent isn’t just a jumbled collection of characters, it’s that video of the cat falling of the table. Or whatever. Whatever the video, you could experience it directly from within your email, rather than opening a new browser tab. Since December, Microsoft says Hotmail has served up more than 1 billion links in this fashion. That number is about to grow drastically. Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Microsoft#news#NYT#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… The company is announcing a round of new partnerships today. Within these emails, users will be able to immediately respond to connection requests on LinkedIn, add movies to their queue on Netflix, see deals that are active when they open their email rather than old expired ones on LivingSocial and even comment directly on posts sent to them from Posterous. The feature works by allowing partner companies send emails with embedded JavaScript functionality, which Hotmail then runs in a fully sandboxed (and therefor secure) environment. Currently, the feature only works on the webmail version of Hotmail, not on mobile or in an email client, but external functionality could come in the future. Will we see this become a standard that’s used across email clients? Mehta says that, “the notion is that this will move to a standard at some point. We don’t generally throw out a standard and see if people will come.” We asked if we would see Facebook added to this list in the near future and while Mehta said Microsoft didn’t have anything to announce on that front at this time, we expect that those Facebook friend requests and event invites aren’t far off. After all, 16% of all email in Hotmail is a Facebook notification of some sort.last_img read more

Pacquiao tells Jerwin: always be grateful

first_imgAFP official booed out of forum Dallas, Texas—Jerwin Ancajas and Joven Jimenez got hundreds of congratulatory messages on social media Saturday night.But there’s one call that warmed Ancajas’ heart.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH It was from his idol and benefactor Manny Pacquiao.“Congratulations. I am truly proud of you,” the eight-division world champion told a giddy Ancajas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Philippine senator also reminded him not to forget God for his blessings.That made Ancajas’ day even more glorious. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers PAL titlist Luisita wary of tough Bacolod layout MOST READ LATEST STORIES Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises A victorious title defense followed by a third call from the man whose ring achievements inspired him to train even harder every day at his Survival Camp, trainer Joven Jimenez’s facility in Cavite.The first call was made Friday when Pacquiao advised him to relax and shun the pressure before praying over him.Another call followed on Saturday, with Pacquiao urging him to give his best.Owing to his dominant performance, Top Rank Promotions honcho Bob Arum intends to give Ancajas more exposure in the United StatesBut first, a mandatory title defense against fellow Filipino and No. 1 contender Jonas Sultan in April at the latest.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Read Next 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 City View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PHlast_img read more

I’m disappointed with stars pull out of CWG: Saina

first_imgAce shuttler Saina Nehwal fears that mass pull out by top athletes from the Commonwealth Games will rob spectators of a chance to witness some great contests.Reports of tourist-attack and foot-bridge collapse, coupled with fears of dengue epidemic and doubts over hygiene of Games Village have let to the withdrawal of many top stars and Saina said she is disappointed.”I’m disappointed with the pull-out of some top athletes from the Delhi Games. If competition is not there it does not feel good as people come to see good contests,” Saina said on the sidelines of a promotional event on Thursday.Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal. Photo: Bhaskar PaulA number of participating countries have criticised the living conditions of the rooms in the towers that have been installed for the athletes and Saina said she was pained to read and hear about these negative publicity.”I am sad and it feels bad to hear these on television.But I cannot comment about the Games village as I am yet to see it. Without seeing it’s not proper for me to comment,” Saina said.In what should bring cheers to the ears of the under-fire Games Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi, Saina also gave a big thumbs up to the badminton venue.”I have played there and it’s a top class arena. The stadium is excellent,” she said.Talking about India’s chances at the Commonwealth Games, Saina said the hosts are well poised to win a medal in each of the six events in badminton in Delhi.advertisement”We have all trained very hard in Hyderabad for the Commonwealth Games and I’m confident we have a chance to win a medal in every event we participate in,” said the world No.3.Six gold medals and an equal number of silver and bronze are on offer in badminton which is to be held at the Siri Fort Complex along with squash.Saina said the challenge for India would come from Malaysia, Singapore and Scotland.”We can expect tough challenge from Malaysia, Singapore and Scotland,” said the Hisar-born shuttler who is the brightest medal hope in badminton for the country in the CWG as well as the November Asian Games in Guangzhou, China.Talking about her own chances, especially in the light of the comments from her predecessor Aparna Popat that the country expected nothing less than a gold from her, Saina promised she would do her best.”I cannot promise a medal though I will be aiming for the gold. But I will give it my best shot,” she said.Saina said she had put the World Championship, where she lost in the quarter finals despite being ranked second, well behind her and was looking forward to the Delhi Games followed by the Asiad.”I am happy I tried my best and am now looking forward to the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games. I feel my fitness levels have increased by over 60 per cent since the world championship. But we have to wait and see how things pan out,” she said.Saina said it was totally wrong to compare the sports infrastructure that exists in India to that of China because only in the last couple of years that the country has started to do well at the top most level like the Olympics.last_img read more

Mohammad Abbas takes 10 wickets as Pakistan thrash Australia to win Test series

first_imgPaceman Mohammad Abbas on Friday fired Pakistan to a massive 373-run victory over Australia in the second Test in Abu Dhabi. Pakistan won the two-match series 1-0 after the first Test in Dubai had ended in a draw.This is Pakistan’s biggest win in terms of runs in Test cricket history. Their previous best of 356-run victory margin was also registered against Australia in 2014.Abbas became 15th Pakistan bowler to take a 10-wicket match haul.Abu Dhabi Test, Day 4: HighlightsChasing and improbable 538 to win the second Test and series, Australia crumbled for 164 after lunch on Day 4 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.Abbas, who had picked up his career-best 5/33 in Australia’s first innings, wreaked havoc once again on the fourth day morning as the visitors lost 4 wickets for mere 7 runs.Resuming on their overnight score of 47/1, Travis Head (36) and Aaron Finch (31) started the day on a positive note before left-hander Head edged to substitute wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan to become Abbas’s first victim of the day.Head’s wicket opened the floodgates and in no time Australia lost three more wickets to slip from 71/1 to 78/5.Mitchell Starc and Marnus Labuschagne then added 67 runs for the sixth wicket but Yasir Shah broke that partnership by trapping the left-arm pacer leg before wicket.Siddle’s stay at the crease did not last too long either and 10 balls later he became leg-spinner Shah’s second victim.Labuschagne, playing only his second Test, grafted his way to 43 but was dismissed second over after lunch becoming Abbas’s 10th victim in the match.advertisementShah then got Jon Holland caught by Haris Sohail to complete Pakistan’s victory.Abbas finished with 5/62 while Shah picked 3 for 45 to hand Sarfraz his first Test series win as Pakistan captain.The morning session started on a sour note for both teams, with skipper Sarfraz Ahmed taken to hospital and Khawaja ruled out with a meniscal tear to his left knee that is likely to require surgery.Pakistan’s captain and regular keeper Safraz was taken to hospital after he woke up complaining of a headache on Friday morning.Sarfraz did not take the field on Day 4 of the second Test against Australia after taking a blow to the helmet.Sarfraz was on 33 in Pakistan’s second innings on Thursday in Abu Dhabi when a Peter Siddle bouncer struck his helmet.The wicketkeeper brushed off the knock as he went on to make 81 off 123 balls, helping the hosts set a mammoth target of 538.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more