DDTV – COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: MCGUINNESS “THESE PLAYERS ARE GOING TO ENJOY THEMSELVES”

first_imgCOUNTDOWN TO CROKER: Donegal senior manager Jim McGuinness told the assembled media at a recent press briefing for Donegal’s All-Ireland semi-final clash with Dublin, that his players are going to enjoy themselves.McGuinness said that no one player is more important than the other, and insisted that Paddy McGrath is just as vital to the Donegal team as Colm McFadden. McFadden has come under intense scrutiny following a number of below par performances this year.McGuinness made the reference to McGrath after he was quizzed on whether McFadden is still as important to Donegal as he was in 2012?McGuinness responded sharply by insisting no one player is as important as the other.McGuinness said, “If Paddy McGrath doesn’t do his job then their corner-forward does the scoring and that hurts us. McGuinness feels the dimensions of Croke Park will see Murphy, McFadden and McBrearty flourish, the trio usually receive special attention from other teams due to the deadly threat they pose.McGuinness insists his players are ready for the challenge, and on August 31st are going to enjoy themselves.Simply click on the video above to watch.DDTV – COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: MCGUINNESS “THESE PLAYERS ARE GOING TO ENJOY THEMSELVES” was last modified: August 19th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Countdown to CrokerDDTV: Jim McGuinnessMedianewsPress briefingSportlast_img read more

49ers report card: ‘A’ for an amazing comeback over Cardinals

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Here is how the 49ers (9-1) rallied for a 36-26 win over the Arizona Cardinals (3-7-1) on Sunday at Levi’s Stadium:PASS OFFENSE: A-SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 17: San Francisco 49ers starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) throws under pressure against Arizona Cardinals’ Cassius Marsh Sr. (54) in the fourth quarter at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019. (Nhat V. … Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.last_img read more

Installing Closed-Cell Spray Foam Between Studs is a Waste

first_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in Open-cell spray foam has an R-value of about R-3.7 per inch, while closed-cell spray foam has an R-value that may be as high as R-6.5 per inch. If you want to install spray foam in a stud wall, and price is no object, then it would seem to make sense to specify closed-cell spray foam, right?Not necessarily. Dense spray foam is installed differently Builders and homeowners are often surprised to learn that there isn’t much difference in whole-wall R-value between a stud wall insulated with open-cell spray foam and closed-cell spray foam.To understand why, we need to start by discussing the “trimmability” of cured spray foam.Closed-cell spray foam is so dense that it is difficult to trim. That’s why installers of closed-cell spray foam never fill a framing cavity completely. In a 2×4 wall, the installer will usually stop at a maximum depth of about 3 inches instead of 3.5 inches, leaving the typical bumpy surface of cured foam. This type of installation doesn’t need to be trimmed.Open-cell spray foam isn’t as dense, so it’s easy to trim. Installers of open-cell spray foam will fill a 3.5-inch-deep cavity completely, allowing the foam to expand until it is proud of the studs. Once cured, the soft foam is easily trimmed flush with the studs (see illustration below).With open-cell spray foam, the sides of the studs (above) are not as exposed as they are in a wall insulated with closed-cell spray foam (below), and this fact reduces the thermal bridging penalty.With closed-cell spray foam, the exposed sides of the studs (the portions that extend inwards beyond the 3 inches of foam) make the thermal bridging penalty worse. Whole-wall R-values To calculate the whole-wall R-value of a wall, we… center_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.last_img read more

Google Glass Augmented Reality Project Now Open To Regular People

first_imgRelated Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology What would you do if you had Glass? Would you be the uber-geek on the New York subway, the way that Google co-founder Sergey Brin was the other month? Would you jump giant buildings in a single bound and rescue kittens from treetops? Let us know what you would do #ifihadglass in the comments. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What would you do with some nerdy-looking glasses that could show you contextual information right in your field of vision? Search the real world in real time, while walking down the street? Maybe something cooler?Google wants to give you the chance to find out. Google is making its Glass project, the much-hyped wearable augmented reality glasses, available to a select few people outside of its Mountain View headquarters. All you need to do is send an application to Google saying why you are worthy – and include a check for $1,500.(See also Geek Chic: Why Google Glass Needs A Style Infusion) On Wednesday, Google announced a Glass campaign, “looking for bold, creative individuals who want to join us and be a part of shaping the future of Glass.” The lucky individuals who are accepted, to be known as Glass Explorers, will be chosen based on applications to Google with the following criteria:Application must be 50 words or lessInclude hashtag #ifihadglass in the applicationInclude up to five photos in the applicationInclude a short video (15 seconds max)Be at least 18 years oldGoogle encourages prospective Glass Explorers to follow the Glass project on Google+ (+ProjectGlass) and/or Twitter (@projectglass). The deadline for applications is Feb. 27. Individuals chosen will be able to pick up their Glasses in New York, San Francisco or Los Angeles. Tags:#Augmented Reality#Google Glass Google is the first to say that Glass is still in its very early stages. The search giant has tried to keep a tight lid on details of the project, from limited developer events to draconian non-disclosure agreements for those who ordered the glasses at the company’s Google I/O developers event in May 2012. dan rowinskilast_img read more

1.9 lakh suggestions on Maratha quota

first_imgAlready under pressure to submit its report on its assessment of the possibility of reservation in jobs and education for the Maratha community, the Maharashtra State Backward Class Commission will now have to deal with the 1.9 lakh suggestions and objections. The eight-member panel is, officials said, is wondering how to go through them, given the deadline for submitting its report is November 15. It has already appointed officials, experts and think-tanks to complete collection of data and surveys, but the submissions from the public were unexpectedly numerous. Dinesh Waghmare, Secretary, Social Justice and Special Assistance Department, said, “We’ve asked them to hurry, but obviously the number of submissions is large. It will take time to determine how many of these are for and how many are against reservation for Marathas. The government is doing its best to assist the commission with the scrutiny.” Senior officials said a time-bound programme has already been submitted to the leaders of the community.last_img read more

Gin Kings keep Aces winless

first_imgSonny Thoss was just the third man in twin digits for Alaska with 11.Meanwhile, Star slugs it out with Rain or Shine on Sunday afternoon, looking to not only remain the only undefeated team but also to move closer to the first playoff spot at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.The Hotshots have a 4-0 record and will come into the 4:30 p.m. contest as the favorites over the Elasto Painters, who will welcome back Gilas Pilipinas stalwarts Gabe Norwood and Raymond Almazan.Coach Chito Victolero has been bracing for this game for quite a while now as it starts a tough stretch for his Hotshots, who will clash with Barangay Ginebra next Sunday before colliding with Meralco.Those are first-rate teams and Victolero got the jumpstart he was hoping for last week when Star ran roughshod over Phoenix Petroleum, 100-81.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief “The players are jelling well and are learning their roles,” Victolero said. “This (game against the Painters) will be very crucial for us because it starts a tough stretch for us.”A win would shove the Hotshots to within another victory of nailing the first quarterfinal slot, though Victolero has been very vocal about what the true target of his squad is.“Of course, we want to finish in the top four,” he said as the first four placers earn twice-to-beat privileges in the first round. “But we are taking it one game at a time and we cannot look past any opponent.”Grand Slam-seeking San Miguel Beer, after dusting off the rust in a 115-112 nipping of GlobalPort on Friday, battles rejuvenated NLEX at 6:45 p.m.NLEX has a 5-2 record and can claim the first playoff slot with an upset of the powerhouse Beermen. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding From mall to medal: Journey on skates ends in gold Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:41RSA reminds Ginebra to stay humble after back-to-back PBA titles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses PBA IMAGESCEBU—It was hard to see anything that would say that Barangay Ginebra was coming off a 21-day break.With three men in its starting lineup finishing with double-doubles and Japeth Aguilar coming off the bench to carve one of his own, Ginebra plastered Alaska, 94-80, to win a fourth straight game and stay in the upper half of the PBA Governors’ Cup standings.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games The Gin Kings were dominant right from the start of the Petron Saturday Special Game at Hoops Dome here as they buried the Aces in an avalanche of baskets early to take command and eventually rise to 4-1.Alaska, on the other hand, still didn’t see an end to its franchise mark in futility, dropping to 0-6 overall after losing its 14th straight game dating back to the Commissioner’s Cup. And this one was the most lopsided in this tournament as the Aces simply didn’t have an answer to Ginebra’s game-long intensity.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJustin Brownlee had 22 points and 10 rebounds, Greg Slaughter contributed 12 and 13, and Scottie Thompson missed a triple double by just two points after plucking down 11 boards and issuing 10 assists.Calvin Abueva, Alaska’s big contribution to the Gilas Pilipinas program, finished with 22 points and 13 rebounds, but import LeDontae Henton sealed his 10th point only inside the final minute when the game was all but decided. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next View commentslast_img read more

SEA Games: PH squash team settles for another silver

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC PH squash team after their 2017 SEA Games gold medal match. Photo by Marc ReyesKUALA LUMPUR—The Philippine men’s squash team, which upset Malaysia in the semifinals on Monday, surrendered to Singapore, 2-1, in the final Tuesday night at National Squash Center here in Kuala Lumpur Sports Center.The Filipinos settled for another silver, the other in women’s doubles, in the penultimate day of competition.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games MOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Filipinos bag another silver in sepak takraw Reymark Bergornia dropped the opening match, 11-1, 11-3, 11-16, to Pang Ka Hoe. But Robert Andrew Garcia equalised after beating Benedict Chan, 11-8, 9-11, 11-8, 11-9, in the second match.That left David William Pelino to carry the fight for the gold but he succumbed to the faster and craftier Samuel Kang, 11-4, 11-4, 11-5, in the deciding match.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief View commentslast_img read more

Business Blog: Why You’ll Kick Yourself Later For Not Starting One Now

first_img One other point of interest from the report was that there are 100,000 (that’s not a typo) new blogs created every day.  I suspect the vast majority of these are being started by individuals, not businesses, but that will likely change in the coming year or so making the pile you will need to climb over even higher if you start then.  This is another reason the age of the blog matters because there is more and more competition in the blogosphere and more competition to get into people’s RSS readers. Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack One section of the post hopped out at me.  They did some work on trying to correlate certain events with overall “success” of a blog.  Their definition of “success” is a function of the number of other blogs linking to your blog within the last six months.  The blogs are broken down into low, middle, high, and very high authority based on the overall number of links into them within the six month window.  The thing that jumped out at me was how closely correlated the success/authority of the blog is with the age of the blog itself.  Despite throwing out data that is greater than six months old, the older the blog the more likely it is to gain very high authority.  Have you started a blog for your business yet?  If not, why not?  Leave your thoughts and ideas in the comments. Originally published Nov 9, 2006 2:50:00 PM, updated October 20 2016 OnStartups I can imagine a myriad of reasons for this.  Over time you get more people linking to you from their sites/blogs that produce traffic that builds (particularly if on blogrolls) slowly over time.  The blog starts getting noticed by Google around consistent themes over time as well, so that when someone comes onto Google to search on a certain term, your blog starts moving up the list and gets clicked on more frequently.  Dharmesh’s center_img Topics: blog has been around for just over a year and now gets more than a third of its traffic from natural searches on Google.  Both of these effects are cumulative and climb steadily, so that even if your content does not get any more interesting or frequent, the baseline readership tends to increase.  If you are running a small business in a niche market, I recommend you get the process started of creating a blog sooner, rather than later.  A blog is a tool that can help you “attract” prospects through links and natural search that will likely be interested in your company’s offerings.  A blog is a way for you to “engage” with your prospects enabling them to self-qualify for your offering.  Lastly, when someone visits your website (brochureware), they often just come once and never return, but a blog gives them the ability (through RSS) to subscribe to anything new that comes out and a reason (fresh content) to come back for more. Blog Optimization Technorati is a system used to track, rank, and search the blogosphere which now includes 57 million blogs.  They recently came out with a state of the union post on the blogosphere itself which is a pretty interesting read, albeit a little on the long/complicated side.last_img read more

Chart of the Week: Social Media Budget Time Questions

first_img Learn how to use social media for lead generation. Video: How to Use Social Media for Lead Generation webinar will feature a Case Study on HubSpot’s Social Marketing Strategy. register today Originally published Feb 3, 2010 5:15:00 AM, updated March 21 2013 Not surprisingly, those who have reached the strategic phase of social marketing maturity are far more likely to be producing or at least seeing signs of a return on their investment on the horizon. for tomorrow’s webinar. Based on the findings from MarketingSherpa’s 2010 Social Media Marketing Benchmark Report, the Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Which statement best describes how The 17% of organizations who still believe social media marketing is basically free and should stay that way, are destined to get what they pay for. Considering that social media is at a very early stage in its lifecycle, a 7% confidence rating that it is producing measureable ROI and should be funded liberally is outstanding. Conservative budget increases by almost half of all marketers surveyed — based on the promise that social media will eventually produce ROI — is another vote of confidence for this marketing channel in the longer term. For additional research data and insights about social marketing, measurable ROI Download the free video social media marketing to leverage Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites to generate leads and customers. is perceived within your organization at budget time? On the other hand, marketers in the trial phase of social marketing maturity are more than four times as likely to not recognize the value this tactic has for organizations willing to invest appropriate time and resources.last_img read more

Google Launches Real-Time Search Homepage and New Tools

first_img Google Alerts to give it a try. a real-time feature. – Using real-time search, users can limit real-time updates to a specific location near them or a location they select. Want to know what is the hottest topic in your city right now? Then set your location in Google real-time search. Google’s real-time search feature is currently in the process of being rolled out to everyone. Visit Google Updates – Do you want to get an email the second someone mentions your business on Twitter? Now you can. With the launch of real-time search, Google has made Real-Time Google Alerts Google’s real-time search provides users with a page of search results that automatically update as new updates are created that mention the user’s search terms from social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, and more. Included in real-time search are many new features: Look for Local Conversations History Conversation Viewing Google.com/realtime – Using the timeline at the top of the real-time page, users can scroll to a period of time and look at the updates and conversations for specific data and times using Originally published Aug 26, 2010 2:30:00 PM, updated October 20 2016 Google’s real-time search . How Does Google’s Real-Time Search Work? Search engines have been working at a rapid pace to improve their systems to handle and deliver results from social networks in real time. Today, the real-time search industry got a lot hotter. Google today turned on a new experiment feature that delivers search results on a keyword in real time. Marketing TakeawayWith the launch of real-time search, Google has reinforced the importance of social media for marketing. Businesses participating in social media will have a clear advantage in getting found online because of their automatic inclusion in real-time search results. Marketers now have a new tool to monitor online conversations about their business and understand which marketing events directly caused an increase in word-of-mouth buzz during a given time. Google real-time search is a huge boost for marketers not only in monitoring but also in demonstrating the value of social media to their business. Topics: To learn about some of the other important features and aspects of Google’s real-time search, check out this quick video from Google. Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more