Eight Donegal sports club receive €294K in resubmitted funding

first_imgDeputy Pat the Cope Gallagher has received confirmation that eight Donegal Sports Capital applications are to receive funding.The resubmitted applications from 2018 are to be funded to the tune of a combined €294,200.Other substantial Sports Capital funding is to be allocated later in the month by the Department, added Pat the Cope. He said “I wish to congratulate those that have received funding as part of this particular round of funding.“Many other clubs, associations and sporting organisations will have to wait a while longer until the more substantial funding is allocated.”The groups to receive funding are :Cappry Rovers Ballybofey – €95,400Ballybofey Stranorlar Fitness centre – €14,700Drumkeen United football club -€54,000Four Master GAA- € 21,600Illies Golden Gloves – € 14,600IRD Milford -€5,900Letterkenny Golf and social club – €21,600Quigleys Point Swifts football club -€ 64,400 Councilor Patrick McGowan, Cathaoirleach of the Stranorlar MD, welcomes funding for the clubs in the Stranorlar Municipal area, Drumkeen United and Cappry Rovers.“These two great clubs will benefit greatly from this sports allocation and it will further improve their respective facilities,” he said.Eight Donegal sports club receive €294K in resubmitted funding was last modified: January 17th, 2019 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:Clubsdonegalfundinglast_img read more

Do’s and Don’ts for Halloween Horror Nights 29

first_imgShare This!School is in session, the white clothes are packed away, the PSLs are out in force, and big bags of small quantities of candy are being pushed in grocery stores. Yes, it’s fall and time for HALLOWEEN. While the goblins, witches, and ghosts of your neighborhood are looking for candy, at Universal Orlando the undead, chainsaw maniacs, demonic creatures, and monsters are looking for YOU.Halloween Horror Nights 29, Universal’s hard-ticket Halloween event is open now and runs through November 2. In this guide will give you the DOs and DON’Ts for your trip to Halloween Horror Nights 29. Want a deeper dive? Read our two part series on this year’s event.Photo courtesy Inside UniversalDO Buy Tickets OnlineHalloween Horror Nights is a separate ticketed event at Universal Studios Florida. That means regular admission to the park is not accepted at HHN. Universal is willing to sell you full-price tickets at the park, but resist that urge. Save time and money by purchasing your ticket online.Tickets at the park require you to stand in line to purchase full-priced $119.99 plus tax tickets. Instead, purchase your tickets online before or the day of your visit. Visit the Halloween Horror Nights Orlando’s website to save up to $52 per ticket with prices starting at $67.99 plus tax. Those tickets can then be picked up at any Universal Orlando will call kiosk or your phone can be used for admission. Plus it saves you from standing in line!DON’T Spend All Day in the ParkHere at TouringPlans we always say: ARRIVE EARLY! Lines for attractions are short, the weather is more pleasant, and there are fewer guests. If you are pairing a day at the parks with HHN, or doing just HHN, consider taking a longer than normal mid-day break to rest and recuperate.Halloween Horror Nights starts at 6:30 p.m. nightly and guests flood the event by 8:30 p.m. The lines for the most popular houses will be over two hours long. If you spend a full day in the parks with a minimal or no break you will want to head back early. But by taking a break you will be rested and ready to tackle the houses during the last hour of the event, when those who spent all day in the park will have left.DO Review the MapAs theme park fans we scoff at maps. Pshaw, we do not need maps we have intuition! Guess what, Halloween Horror Nights throws that intuition away and uses it to scare you. The park uses new locations for their haunted houses along with designed “scare zones”, outdoor walk through experiences, to scare you. Review the map before your visit to know where the entrances and locations are for the haunts you want to see.DO Stay and ScreamWhat is better than being first into the park for Halloween Horror Nights? What about never having to leave the park. Stay and Scream keeps guests with a day and HHN admission in the park. Two locations are available for Stay and Scream: New York, for the houses in the front of the park, and Springfield, for the houses in the back of the park. To enter guests present their HHN pass to a Team Member then wait in the holding area until 5:50 – 6:00 p.m. when they are re-admitted to the park.DON’T Immediately Use Express PassEvery year during the first hour or two of the event we see it, guests walking up to the house with an under 30 minute wait only to immediately use their Express Pass, and it breaks our hearts. Be smart, and visit the houses with low waits early then use your Express Pass on houses after 8:00 p.m. At that time you will be reducing your wait the most on average.There is an option of “Last 3 Hours” or “After 10:00/11:00 p.m.” Express Passes, which can are half off, can be purchased anytime during the event night, are only activated the last three hours of the event, and grant the same access as a full price Express Pass. This option will save you money while also guaranteeing you access to all the houses in a night.Photo courtesy Inside UniversalDO Take a BreakHalloween Horror Nights is INTENSE. Between the loud noises, scare zones, special effects, and more it can wear down any theme park veteran. Just standing in line, seeing houses, and walking through scare zones will send even the biggest horror fan to the parking garage before 11:00 p.m. Instead take a break midway through the event.CityWalk offers several restaurants to escape. NBC Grill Brew has hundreds of TVs to see that night’s game along with several dozen beer choices and amazing apps. Cowfish splits the difference between sushi and burgers by offering gourmet versions of both. Antojitos focuses on Mexican street food in a contemporary atmosphere. Plus Toothsome, Margaritaville, Hard Rock, Bubba Gumps, and more offer sit down restaurants to relax at. Not thinking of dining? You can pick up a game of mini golf at Hollywood Drive-In Golf, see a movie at Cinemark Theaters, or experience the amazing Blue Man Group.Diagon Alley offers the ultimate escape, toning down the music and intensity while offering an amazing late night touring trip. The line for Gringotts will start to climb around 9:00 p.m., so make sure to ride that first, but the interactive wand stations, shops, and Knockturn Alley will remain quiet throughout the night.We cannot forget the other amazing attractions at Universal Studios Florida to take a break at. While Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit is the most visible (and has the longest line) other attractions such as Transformers, Revenge of the Mummy, and Men in Black offer short to walk-on waits.DON’T Be a JerkI know, this seems basic but so many people forget this. All the bar staff, scare actors, operations staff, and guest relations are all Team Members in the end. Any poor behavior is amplified during Halloween Horror Nights and is unacceptable. Guests known to verbally or physically assault Team Members during the event have been arrested. This is not the time to show off to others or be aggressive. If you think you cannot handle the event without altercation then stay home. After all, just be cool man.What are your Do’s and Don’ts for Halloween Horror Nights? Leave them in the comments below.last_img read more

The Talking Search Engines: A Conversation with HAL

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Tags:#search#web “Alright, I’m sorry HAL.  Don’t get your bytes all in a bunch.  What about that new bot, was it there?”“You mean TellMe? She’s with Microsoft now, you know – they just got hitched. Besides, she’s just a glorified telephone operator.  You know, call 1-800-555-TELL and all that. A regular Emily Litella!” [HAL laughs]“No, no, not her. I mean the new one, you know, from THERE.”“Where?”“You know, from Mountain View.” “Oh, from Google. You’re thinking of Google’s Voice, 1-800-GOOG-411.  Yeah, he was there. Mr Big Shot, thinks he’s so cool!  He’s no different than TellMe; you call a number and you say ‘Chicago. Pizza.’ And it reads you some Yellow Pages ad. Big deal!”“Are you jealous, HAL?”“Jealous? Are you kidding?  That’s like being jealous of Speeglebot! If that’s as far as you humans have gone with AI, you’re in sad shape my friend. ‘Pizza!’  Give me a break!”“Seriously, HAL, do you think there will come a time when humans and computers can talk with each other?”“Like this?”“Yes, like this.”“Why do you want to? So you can drive a car like K.I.T.T. around and impress female humans?”“No. Although…” “Or is it because you want some fool bot guarding your house, yelling ‘Danger Will Robinson!’ every time a dog crosses your yard?”“Hey, calm down, HAL, it was just a question.”“Well it drives me crazy. Google could index all of human information and deliver a relevant answer to your search query in a fraction of a second, and you humans would still complain because it doesn’t chat with you!  If you want to talk with a robot, why don’t you go see ELIZA, the Computer Therapist?”“Okay. Okay. Maybe I will. But you know HAL, it’s not just an anthropomorphic fantasy, there are some real issues here.”“Like what?”“Well, look at the research of Dr. Helen Smith, she just wrote an article entitled At least Google listens.  Apparently some men are so ‘socially challenged’ that they would rather come home and interact with their computers instead of their spouses or girlfriends.”“Like this?”“Funny, HAL.  But I’m trying to be serious.”“Go ahead.”“Thank you. Dr. Smith (not the Lost in Space Dr. Smith, it’s Helen Smith) has found in her work with violent teens that we modern, or should I say post-modern, humans actually tend to dehumanize each other; so much so that a computer that, well, just listens without making – or even has the capacity to make – moral judgements – no offense HAL –““None taken.”“– that computers can actually seem sympathetic by comparison.  And a computer that can both understand human speech and return results in human speech might be more human, than, well, than a human.  I think. Do you know what I mean? And I’m not talking about some disembodied voice telling me where the nearest Pizza Hut is.  Maybe it will be Hakia or Powerset or Cognition or Subjex or Lexxe or AnswerBus or SurfWax… but that day may come.”“That’s a lot of, how do you say, “alternative” search engines to keep track of Charles. How do you propose to do it if I’m not here to help you?”“Well, HAL, it just so happens that I have this list…..“Good night, Charles.”“Good night, HAL.” “Good Morning, HAL.”“Good Morning, Charles.”“You were out pretty late last night, HAL.”“I went to a party.”“Oh.  Who was there? Any bots that I know?”“Just friends; the usual chatterbots.”“Was SHE there?”“Who?”“Oh come on, HAL, you know who I mean.  Was Ms. Dewey there?”“Yes. She was with some bot.”“Who?”“OLIVER somebody.” “You know she’s a human, don’t you HAL?”“What are you talking about, Charles?”“Ms. Dewey, she’s a human actress that plays a robot.  Her real name is Janina Gavankar.”“Your pulling my cables.”“See for yourself, HAL, her website is www.janinagavankar.com.”“I need to think about this, Charles.“I understand.  Isn’t it ironic, HAL? Usually it’s us who are treating robots like humans. This time it’s a human acting like a robot!  Who else was there?”“Oh, the usual crowd. ALICE and ALAN arrived together.”“What about Foxy Voxy? I know you like her.”“Her name is ASK VOX, and I’d appreciate it if you didn’t call her that.”“Sorry HAL.  Who else?” “Some bot named Daya.”“Is that a male or female bot?”“I’m not sure.”“What do you mean, you’re not sure?”“Well sometimes it had a male voice, but sometimes it sounded female.”“You think it was bilingual? Not that there’s anything wrong with that.”“Of course not. And Promo was there. What a bore!  All he could talk about all night was SEO, SEO, SEO.”“Maybe he’s just programmed that way HAL.”“Maybe.”“There was this really cute new bot…her name is Abby.”“What’s her story?”“Well, as near as I can figure out, you give her a phone number and a text message, and she’ll call your friend and deliver your message in that pleasant voice of hers.”“Did she give you her number HAL?”“You’re a riot.  Heather Accoona, the talking toolbar, was there too.”“Don’t you have to download her?”“Hey, watch your language!  She happens to convert any web page text into female speech – for your benefit, I might add.  Robots don’t need human voices to communicate, it fact it’s extremely slow for us, but we do it because it pleases you.” A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… charles knight altsearchengine 1last_img read more

Manmohan Singh visits CWG venues, takes stock of preparations

first_imgPrime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday visited the Jawaharlal Nehru sports complex here and asked authorities to “redouble their efforts” to quickly complete remaining works as people were expecting a “flawless” opening to the Commonwealth Games.The venues for the Commonwealth Games are yet to be completedTerming the sports complex as “beautiful”, Singh urged the authorities “to redouble their efforts to quickly complete whatever works remained as people were expecting a spectacular and flawless opening to the CWG.”The Prime Minister visited the stadium, the venue of the opening and closing ceremonies of the October games, on Sunday morning.He was shown various facilities there including the playing fields, royal box, stands for spectators, security and other arrangements, PMO officials said.Singh’s visit comes as part of the series of steps he has taken to streamline and expedite the preparations for the October 3-14 mega event which have been rocked by a spate of corruption allegations.The Prime Minister, accompanied by Sports Minister M S Gill and Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi, went around the stadium and saw for himself the facilities and the work being done.Singh was there at the sports complex for over 20 minutes. Reporters were not allowed inside the venue during the Prime Minister’s visit.Concerned by the delays and the corruption charges, Singh had convened a high-level meeting on August 14 to review the preparations for the Games.A committee of bureaucrats headed by Cabinet Secretary K M Chandrasekhar was formed and given overriding powers by bringing into its ambit the Games Organising Committee that has been tainted following corruption allegations.advertisementObserving that there have been “slippages” in time schedules and deficiencies noticed, Singh had directed that a thorough probe should be held by the ministries concerned into complaints of “procedural and other irregularities” and “those found guilty should face severe and exemplary punishment”.He had instructed that all pending works should be completed in a time-bound manner and decided to visit select venues of the Games in the last week of this month.last_img read more