The Donegal Road Safety Working Group are joining forces with the Ulster GAA to highlight road safety through the “Live to Play” campaign at the Tyrone V Donegal semi-final in Breffni Park this Saturday 8 June 2019.Too often communities across the country have been devastated by the death of a motorist, pedestrian or a cyclist in road traffic collisions.Now, with the help of Jamie Brennan, Road Safety Ambassador, one of the youngest players on the Donegal senior team, the DRSWG and CLG Dhún na nGall is urging all road users to please look out for each other stressing the need for safety on our roads. Games are as follows:2.45pm: Tyrone V Donegal Ladies5.00pm: Tyrone V Donegal – Ulster Senior Championship Semi-FinalBrian O’Donnell, Road Safety Officer said: “This is a great opportunity to remind all road users about their road safety responsibilities. “Far too many communities in Donegal have suffered the loss of a loved one as a result of a road traffic collision and we hope this initiative will help to prevent further deaths.“The support received from Maura McMenamin, Community, Health & Wellbeing Manager, Ulster GAA, CLG Dhún na nGall and Donegal player Jamie Brennan for this campaign, has allowed us to highlight that road safety is a shared responsibility and this responsibility must be the number one priority for all road users,” he added.“Road safety is everyone’s responsibility and ultimately it is up to all road users to be aware of the dangers and to treat the roads with the respect they deserve. Too often motorists take a risk and make the wrong decision. Is that risk worth a life?”Activities on the day will include the following: – Road Safety article in the match-day programme. – A public announcement about the campaign at half-time of Senior game – Distribution of Live to Play (LTP) merchandise at FanZone and at other entrances, with the assistance of Donegal Youth Council volunteers. – Carrying out of large LTP jersey onto the pitch at half-time of the senior game (Donegal Youth Council volunteers) – Features with Jamie Brennan and Neamh Woods as Donegal & Tyrone LTP Ambassadors on social media in the run-up to the game this week. – Highlight campaign on National and local media.Kevin Mills, Chairperson, County Health & Wellbeing Committee stated: “This road safety campaign is supported by Donegal GAA Health & Wellbeing committee in association with the Ulster Council, Donegal Road Safety Working Group and the Alcohol Forum.”Donegal’s GAA family get behind the road safety message ahead of busy weekend was last modified: June 5th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:Donega Road Safety Working GroupDonegal GAA
Click here if you are having trouble viewing the gallery and video on your mobile device DALLAS — Not four minutes into the first quarter, Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic brought the ball up the left side of the floor, checked the distance between him and Warriors guard Alec Burks, stepped back and uncorked a 3-pointer. All Burks could do after watching the ball swish through the net was drop his arms, let out an exasperated sigh and jog back on offense.One night after a feel-good win in …
The poster for District 9 Neill Blomkamp, District 9’s South African-born writer and director, speaks to fans about his movie at the recent Comic-Con convention in San Diego. (Image: Natasha Baucas, Wikipedia) USEFUL LINKS • District 9 official site • District 9 on the Internet Movie Database • QED International• Gauteng Film Commission RELATED ARTICLES • Top honours for SA movie • Movie draws public – and pirates • Bang Bang club lives on in film • New boost for Nollywood • 2010 opportunities for SA film • Hollywood studio for Cape Town • Rebate boost for SA film • Cape Town: Africa’s HollywoodSamson MulugetaA film shot on location in Johannesburg and directed by a young South African-born computer graphics whiz has taken the US box office by storm, earning the number-one spot and raking in US$37-million (R302-million) during its opening weekend on 14 August 2009.Directed by 29-year-old South Africa-born Neill Blomkamp, District 9 satirises the absurdities of apartheid in a science fiction account of extraterrestrials who become refugees in South Africa.Part of District 9’s success in the US can be attributed to a quirky and viral marketing campaign, which used billboards at bus stations to encourage people to call a toll-free number if they spotted “non-human activity”.What makes the film all the more remarkable is that it cost only $30-million (R245-million) to make, a small sum by Hollywood standards if one considers it took $250-million (R2-billion) to bring latest Harry Potter instalment to life.Obscure beginningsBlomkamp grew up in Johannesburg, moving with his family to Vancouver, Canada, when he was 17.Blomkamp dabbled in filmmaking while still at school in South Africa and later went on to specialise in animation and computer graphic design.District 9 began as a six-minute film clip, called Alive in Joburg, which Blomkamp wrote and directed in 2005 as a sample of his work.The fledgling director’s big break came when Peter Jackson, a New Zealand filmmaker, producer and screenwriter best known for The Lord of the Rings trilogy, approached him to direct Halo, a film based on a computer game.Although Halo never took off due to a profit-sharing dispute, it inadvertently led to bigger things, as an executive at Universal Studios who was overseeing the Halo project came across Blomkamp’s six-minute clip and showed it to Jackson.Jackson was impressed by Blomkamp’s work and asked him to turn Alive in Joburg into a feature-length movie. And thus District 9 was born.The involvement of Jackson gave Blomkamp instant credibility. In Blomkamp, Jackson saw a young man creating work based on his life experiences.“He saw South African society – both the good and bad of the society there – and he wanted to put a science fiction spin on what he witnessed growing up because he’s a science fiction geek,” Jackson told the Los Angeles Times at the recent Comic-Con convention in San Diego. “District 9 is not reflective of any movie that I can imagine. It’s really very original, which I love about it, and that’s totally Neill.”Science fiction satireDistrict 9 kicks off in the year 2010, 28 years after an alien spaceship arrives in Johannesburg. The craft hovers above the city without any contact, but eventually humans take the initiative and cut into the ship. There they discover a large group of malnourished and sick aliens and bring them back to earth. The newcomers are confined to an area called District 9 – a slum-like compound surrounded by barbed wire with no running water or sanitation.A documentary style with hand-held cameras and computer-generated images is used to create a fast-paced narrative.With its strong anti-segregation message and partly filmed in South Africa’s largest township of Soweto, the film is clearly a satire of apartheid. One District 9 website carries a Google Earth-like view of the district – using a satellite image of Soweto.The title District 9 plays on Cape Town’s District Six, best known for the apartheid government’s forced removal of over 60 000 coloured residents during the 1970s. The community was relocated to the Cape Flats 25km away.Although several parallels can be drawn to the apartheid era, Blomkamp says he tried hard not make the film a heavy “message movie”. He says he wrote the word “satire” in large block letters on a piece of paper and posted it in his office to remind that his first priority was to entertain audiences.It may seem incredible that Blomkamp successfully directed a Hollywood blockbuster before his 30th birthday, but he says he’s been working towards this moment all his life.“When I was 14 or 15 I got into 3D animation on the computer my parents bought me,” Blomkamp told the Los Angeles Times.“I was toying with practical effects – prosthetics, in-camera effects, models and photography. I knew I wanted to be involved in all that.”“I realised I could take all the ideas I had and have them make fun of themselves,” Blomkamp added. “At the same time, I could address all of the stuff I wanted to get in there.”Critical acclaimThe movie has opened to rave reviews, including one from New York Times critic AO Scott.“The South African setting hones the allegory of District 9 to a sharp topical point,” Scott said.“The country’s history of apartheid and its continuing social problems are never mentioned, but they hardly need to be. And the film’s implications extend far beyond the boundaries of a particular nation, which is taken as more or less representative of the planet as a whole.”Colin Covert of the Minneapolis Star Tribune described the film as “an electrifying sci-fi ride that defies all the usual Hollywood clichés. It’s that rarest kind of film, magnificent trash.”Gwen Watkins, a media blogger for Bizcommunity.com, was also impressed by the movie, but for different reasons.“Last week’s media preview of District 9, the new South African sci-fi film, left most of us quite shattered,” Watkins wrote. “The film is deservedly gaining credit internationally but in South Africa it may well be greeted with uncomfortable reactions – the film unashamedly draws on our past and current view of species different to our perception of what is human and how we treat them.”South Africans starring in District 9 include Sharlto Copley, Blomkamp’s childhood friend and frequent collaborator.In the movie Copley plays the role of Wikus van der Merwe, the bureaucratic official from Multi-National United, the giant corporation charged with relocating the aliens.Other locals who star in the film are Vanessa Haywood, Kenneth Nkosi, Mandla Gaduka, Eugene Khumbanyiwa, Jason Cope, David James, Louis Minnaar and Sylvaine Strike.Michael Murphy of Kalahari Pictures, based in Cape Town, was the film’s supervising producer.Blomkamp is currently visiting South Africa to promote the film. It opens in local cinemas on August 28 2009.
Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now Once you recognize that someone on your team is negative, you have to begin the process of removing them. The longer you wait to remove that person, the more you risk the rest of your team. Negativity is the only cancer that spreads by contact, and leaving the person in their role is far too dangerous a risk.Proximity DeprivationA negative person has the ability to chip away at the people that surround them. The negative person gets to complain about their company, their manager, their compensation plan, their leads, how difficult their job is, how unfairly they are treated, and how stupid and short-sighted everyone is—everyone but them, that is.You are never around when the negative person is making their complaints to anyone and everyone who will listen. They make sure that you aren’t there so that they aren’t exposed–and so there is no rebuttal.Over time, a negative person will win people over to their view because they have the advantage of proximity. Positive people don’t turn negative people positive. The negative person’s cynicism spreads and infects others—unless the culture is strong enough to reject the negative person straightaway.Your job as a leader is to deny a negative person the advantage of proximity. This means that you remove negative people before they can do any damage.Negative Spiritual LeadersEvery sales organization has a spiritual leader. This is the person the salespeople follow, regardless of any formal hierarchy or structure. The sales force looks to this person to decide what they believe about sales and selling.If you allow a negative person to become the spiritual leader, they will change the sales force’s beliefs. First they will destroy the sales force’s belief in their own company, that they do good work, that they deserve to displace their competitors. Then they will work to infect the sales force with the belief that selling is easy, but that it is only difficult for them because of their company, their pricing, their management, and their target clients.Once the infection takes hold, it’s likely that you will lose salespeople who could have, should have, and would have succeeded were it not for the negative person being allowed to occupy the role of spiritual leader.It is tougher to remove a spiritual leader. It’s better to remove a negative person before they spread their infection.QuestionsHow do negative people win others over to their beliefs?Why don’t positive people change negative people?Who is the spiritual leader of your sales force?What is the risk of allowing a negative person to occupy the role of spiritual leader?
LeBron James201214.313.021.914.8✔✔ PLAYERSEASONPTS.REBS.ASST.ALLWONMVP Wilt Chamberlain197010.423.67.413.5 LeBron James201313.013.317.713.7✔✔ Kareem Abdul-Jabbar197113.518.66.614.1✔✔ Kareem Abdul-Jabbar197417.314.111.315.5 Michael Jordan199319.29.812.816.0✔✔ Kobe Bryant201016.110.011.313.8✔✔ Shaquille O’Neal200217.914.88.415.8✔✔ Michael Jordan199188.8.131.524.4✔✔ Shaquille O’Neal200117.018.011.616.6✔✔ Dwyane Wade2006184.108.40.2065.3✔✔ LeBron James201519.0%13.6%23.0%18.0%–– Hakeem Olajuwon199514.812.910.213.7✔✔ Jerry West1969220.127.116.11.5✔ Tim Duncan200318.104.22.1685.9✔✔ Tim Duncan199916.617.87.015.8✔✔ Does it get any better than this? The best player in the world, under pressure that would break lesser men, appears to be using it somehow to make himself even better. LeBron James’s NBA Finals performance so far is the kind of thing we like to dream great athletes can do.Unfortunately, he’s probably going to lose.Monday on FiveThirtyEight, my colleague Neil Paine discussed how both James’s basic and advanced stats point to his being one of the all-time great finals series. On the mothersite, Kevin Pelton argues that James should win the MVP based on WARP (wins above replacement player), and it seems that the idea that James should win the MVP even if the Cavs lose is getting popular.So I’d like to look at James’s production from a slightly different angle. Rather than just look at how James’s production stands on its own right, let’s see how much impact James has had on the series relative to everyone else — combined.Through the first five games, James has gathered an incredible 18 percent of all the points scored, assists dished and rebounds collected by anyone in this series. If that stands, it will be 1.1 percentage points higher than the next highest over the past 46 years (since they started having a finals MVP in 1969). Here are the top 20, plus James: Michael Jordan199116.28.824.315.6✔✔ Shaquille O’Neal200018.020.25.416.9✔✔ Michael Jordan199718.58.615.115.3✔✔ Michael Jordan199822.214.171.1244.1✔✔ Kobe Bryant2009126.96.36.1994.9✔✔ The player closest to James who didn’t win the MVP was Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who had a 15.5 percent share in the 1974 finals. Abdul-Jabbar and the Milwaukee Bucks lost the finals that year to the Boston Celtics, and the MVP went to John Havlicek. The only person to win the finals MVP in a losing effort was Jerry West in 1969, and he happens to be right around the fringe where players any more dominant almost always get the MVP trophy.Meanwhile, regular-season MVP Stephen Curry — the most likely candidate to deny James (again) — presently has the second-highest share in the finals with 11.5 percent of all points, rebounds and assists. If it holds, this 6.5 percentage point gap between first and second would be the second-largest ever (since 1969):The only player with a greater than 4 percentage point gap who didn’t win the MVP was James last year, when the winner was Spurs breakout star and current Defensive Player of the Year Kawhi Leonard.In other words, not only has James been the most dominant player in these finals, he has also been one of the most dominant “most dominant” players in finals history.Of course dominating production isn’t necessarily the same as “value,” and I’ve dabbled in esoteric theories of value myself (like, say, how Dennis Rodman might have been more valuable than Michael Jordan).Still, this gap between James and most other finals MVPs — barring any substantial changes — is so wide that unless you rule out the defeated on principle, it will be hard to argue that he doesn’t belong in their company.
Indeed, Smith emphasized to the NPPA that “Our commitment to photography hasn’t changed. We’re still going to cover games, we’re going to shoot portraits, we’re going to cover Olympics, we’ll be at the Final Four, we will be at championships, we’ll be there.” All six of Sports Illustrated’s staff photographers were let go yesterday, according to a report from the National Press Photographers Association. In a comment to the NPPA confirming the layoffs, Brad Smith, Sports Illustrated’s director of photography, referred to “a decision made through the company to restructure various departments, including Sports Illustrated.” But Time Inc. has been re-examining its organizational structure since its spinoff from Time Warner and there have been ongoing staffing adjustments, executive shuffles and plans for cross-brand resource sharing—like photography—ahead of its planned move to cheaper office space in lower Manhattan later this year. Even so, the spokesperson says the photographers who were let go do not foreshadow a decrease in the use of photography at the brand. “We’re taking a re-imagined approach to our photography and coverage of sports through photography, which will ultimately see a broader and more expansive base of contributors across all Sports Illustrated platforms,” he says. “There will be no sacrifice in quality or quantity of any sort.” A spokesperson tells Folio: that while the six were laid off, Smith will continue on. He also downplayed Smith’s reference to a broader restructuring, citing no knowledge of any specific plan. Update: Meanwhile, more cuts were concurrently initiated at the company, which included All You’s publisher Suzanne Quint and editor Nina Wildorf. Other cuts included six from InStyle and one from People.
23 reasons Star Wars is better than Star Trek Commander Pyre is throwing his weight around on the Colossus. Lucasfilm Knocking out the bully leads to trouble… and opportunity.The 16th episode of CGI animated series Star Wars Resistance sees the First Order continuing its totalitarian tactics on the Colossus refueling platform.After lone Stormtrooper CS-515 (Steve Blum) gives fugitive children/First Order victims Eila (Nikki SooHoo) and Kel (Anthony Del Rio) a hard time, a brief tussle leaves him unconscious. The kids rush to Resistance spy Kazuda Xiono (aka Kaz, played by Christopher Sean) for help.Kaz ends up donning 515’s armor and takes the opportunity to learn more about the First Order’s plans for the platform.The First Order basically refuses to leaveCaptain Doza (Jason Hightower) confronts the First Order’s Commander Pyre (Liam McIntyre) about its continued presence on the platform after the escape of the pirate spy it came to find, but Pyre claims he intends to hunt down the spy’s accomplice and feigns deference to Doza’s authority (but later kicks him out of his own office).It’s pretty obvious that Doza doesn’t believe him… but when will he take action? The citizens of the Colossus are getting sick of the First Order too, as evidenced by their protest.Also, we got a tease about Doza’s time with the Empire — he tells Pyre that his decision to leave was a “personal choice.”Stealing a Stormtrooper’s armor… where have we seen that before? Lucasfilm It’s coming in full force… and now we know its planKaz manages to infiltrate Pyre’s briefing and before getting found out learns that a full garrison is on its way. He escapes after Pyre orders “a full mental wipe and reprogram,” which sounds pretty dark.He also discovers (via a stolen data rod) that the First Order is preparing its fleet for war — we must be getting very close to the events of The Force Awakens — and reasons that it plans to use the Colossus as a refueling point. Now playing: Watch this: Tags 5:26 23 Photos Kaz has some excellent comedic moments too. He tells janitor Opeepit, who’s scrubbing the floors by hand, that he’d have an easier time if he had a floor sweeper… even though he knows the First Order seized it from him (what a jerk!). He also has a fun confrontation with a First Order BB unit, and waves to an unknowing Torra Doza (Myrna Velasco) as he passes her room in full Stormtrooper armor.Star Wars Resistance airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on the Disney Channel, DisneyNOW and Disney Channel VOD, and you can check out the official episode guide.. Sean also chatted about this episode on the excellent Ion Cannon podcast — give it a listen! TV and Movies Culture Post a comment Share your voice Tam’s getting a new perspectiveTam Ryvora (Suzie McGrath), Kaz’s fellow mechanic, was happy enough to see the First Order making the platform safer, but hearing Eila and Kel’s tale about the militant group wiping out their family gives her pause. She may yet see the truth about the group, and it’s likely she’ll end up joining the Resistance.Opeepit the janitor has a thankless role, and Kaz makes it even harder. Lucasfilm Neeku’s coming into his ownOverly literal mechanic Neeku Vozo (Josh Brener) is pretty great this episode, knocking out 515 several times.”Well, I didn’t want him to kill us, Kaz!” he says after hitting the trooper with a wrench.He also agrees with Tam that the First makes him feel safer, “in a threatened by the military kind of way” — sounds like the sentiment of a future Resistance member. Star Wars land: What to expect in Galaxy’s Edge 0 Disney Star Wars
4.3 6/12 For ninth-generation, many of these are minor bumps over their predecessors, albeit not all in the same way. For instance, the mobile i7-9750H has a slightly faster boost clock of 4.5GHz to the i7-8750H’s 4.3GHz, plus an extra 3MB of cache, while the i5-9400H just gets a tiny bump of 0.1MHz in the boost clock.However, the supporting chipset for the ninth-gen mobile processors brings support for Wi-Fi 6 AX200, Intel Optane H10 (which can integrate the storage cache with the SSD), and 128GB RAM.Keep in mind that these are the higher-end processors designed for larger laptops, not the Y and U series processors which power slim or light laptops like ultraportables. Those usually show up near the end of August, in time for you to put sleek, tiny notebooks on your holiday shopping list.Nevertheless, these new processors will be everywhere by the end of May, if not earlier. Intel and Nvidia simultaneously announced their newest mobile parts, guaranteeing a deluge of gaming system updates. Asus, Razer and Lenovo were only a fraction of the gaming notebook makers who told us of their plans in advance.Despite the small advance ninth-generation conveys as well as its certain ubiquity, you’ll probably be able to pick up an older eighth-gen laptop on sale from any major manufacturer in the coming months. However they won’t have the latest generation of Nvidia graphics — no one’s going to put a new GPU with an old CPU, though that’s a marketing, not technology, issue — and that’s something you might miss.As with the mobile processors, what’s most interesting about the desktop CPUs is the arrival of the eight-core/16-thread i9-9900 variants in lower-power, locked versions — in other words, designed for compact desktops and all-in-ones (i9-9900T) or content-creation desktops which don’t require the thermal flexibility to support an overclocked i9-9900K (the i9-9900), and can therefore be smaller but not sacrifice that 5GHz maximum boost. Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: 5.0 i9-9980HK Asus updates every gaming laptop it can think of Base clock Tags i5-9400H Cache The convertible Asus ROG Mothership GZ700GX and its clamshell alter ego, the ROG G703, are among the first to pack the Core i9-9980HK processor. Mark Licea/CNET Intel launched its ninth-generation (aka Coffee Lake refresh) desktop CPUs in October 2018 with its most powerful offerings, and true to form now hits us with its mobile analogs, the H series Core i9, i7 and i5 processors, as well as the stragglers — all 18 of them — of the desktop versions. The eighth-generation Coffee Lake rollout was more notable, bringing with it six- and eight-core processors after years of plodding along with two or four cores. The new top-of-the-line mobile processor, the Core i9-9980HK, is probably the most welcome. Maybe we’ll soon see the monster portables like the Alienware Area-51m, which use the power-guzzling-for-a-laptop i9-9900K desktop processor, switch over so that they don’t need two power connections. Although the Asus ROG Mothership GZ700GX and its clamshell sibling the ROG G703 both use the i9-9980K and still need to double up on the power, so maybe not. Laptops Components Gaming Desktops 4/8 Asus unleashes a barrage of ROG gaming laptops for spring 2.4 1:51 4.6 12MB i7-9850H 12MB 4.8 4.5 4/8 New ninth-gen mobile processors 8MB 2.5 2.3 8/16 16MB 6/12 8MB 4.1 Boost clock Asus Intel Lenovo Nvidia Razer i9-9980H 2.6 16MB 8/16 i7-9750H 53 Photos Cores/threads 2.6 2.4 Post a comment 0 i5-9300H
BSE closes points 414.13 down on August 112K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00BSE closes points 414.13 down on August 112K viewsBusinessNew Delhi, August 01 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 414.13 points down to stand at 25,480.84. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 118.70 points down to stand at 7,602.60. GMR Infra and Glenmark Pharma were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 7.66% and 3.86% along with Bharti Infratel and Union Bank with an increase of 3.56% and 3.19% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Financial Tech and Torrent Power with a decrease of 5.00% and 4.71% along with Sun TV Network and Titan with a decrease of 4.37% and 4.14% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 156.69 points at 15,334.02 while the banking sector is down 156.63 points 17,328.98 and the realty sector is down 19.45 points at 1,873.58. The Indian currency is up 0.96% at Rs 61.13 per dollar.Ventuno Web Player 4.50New Delhi, August 01 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 414.13 points down to stand at 25,480.84. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 118.70 points down to stand at 7,602.60. GMR Infra and Glenmark Pharma were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 7.66% and 3.86% along with Bharti Infratel and Union Bank with an increase of 3.56% and 3.19% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Financial Tech and Torrent Power with a decrease of 5.00% and 4.71% along with Sun TV Network and Titan with a decrease of 4.37% and 4.14% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 156.69 points at 15,334.02 while the banking sector is down 156.63 points 17,328.98 and the realty sector is down 19.45 points at 1,873.58. The Indian currency is up 0.96% at Rs 61.13 per dollar.