Stage set for 23rd North West 10k

first_imgThe big day has arrived and the North West 10k registration office has now opened again at Letterkenny Community Centre this morning until 1.30pm.It’s the 23rd staging of the North West 10k Charity Run & Walk, so come along and register to support three very worthy charities this year – Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Ireland Donegal Branch, the Little Angels Association and Donegal Cancer Flights & Services.Please be aware that a traffic management plan will be in operation from midday to 5pm with some limited road closures in operation. A reminder also that it is a 2pm. start for the North West 10k Charity Run & Walk on the Pearse Road. Donegal Person of the Year Jason Black will fire the start gun to get the runners and walkers on their way.North West 10k traffic managementRoad Closure along Pearse Road from Station Roundabout to Paddy Harte Road Junction from 1-5pm.Road Closure along Port Road- Inbound Lane from Polestar Roundabout to Station Roundabout from 1.45pm to 3.30pm. Access to Letterkenny town at Polestar Roundabout will be via Ballyraine Road or Neil T. Blaney Road.A stop/go system will be operational along the Pearse Road and Paddy Harte Road loop from 2pm to 3.30pm.Diversion routes available via Oldtown Road, Leck Road, Cullion Crossroads, Drumany and also Lismonaghan Road, Carrygawley Crossroads and Listillion.Motorists are requested to comply with Garda and steward directions to ensure the safety of all participants. Best of luck to all participants. Thank you for your co-operation.Stage set for 23rd North West 10k was last modified: May 5th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:2019 North West 10kletterkennylast_img read more

Kevin Durant gazes into his potential Chase Center future: ‘The possibilities’

first_imgClick here if you are having trouble viewing the slideshow on a mobile device.Kevin Durant strolled across the dirt floor at Chase Center on Friday afternoon, his rented size-18 work boots slowing to a halt near a spot that approximated mid-court. Then the Warriors’ superstar forward looked toward the rafters, mouth agape, and contemplated his future.Durant signed a two-year, $61.5 million deal with Golden State this summer, but he carries a player option for the 2019-20 season. That option …last_img read more

Ind vs Eng: Nothing clicked for us, admits Dhoni

first_imgIndian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday admitted that “nothing has clicked for the team” so far in the Test series against England and they have only played to 60 per cent of their potential.”Nothing has clicked for us in this Test series. We have only managed to perform upto 60 to 65 per cent of our potential. The key to doing well at the highest level is the ability to keep the good balls away and punish the loose deliveries consistently. We didn’t do that,” Dhoni said after they were thrashed by an innings and 242 runs to lose the series and the world number spot at Edgbaston here.Questioned about the worrying factor that the margin of loss is getting bigger and bigger, Dhoni answered, “A loss is a loss. We need to work a lot on both batting and bowling front. Congratulations to England for being the No. 1 side.”As usual Dhoni tried to play down the issue of rankings which he has always done during his interaction with the media.”I have always stressed about playing consistent cricket.Being number 1 or not is not of much importance. But as a unit you need to play consistent cricket. Once you are at the top, it’s like a Cat & Mouse game where other teams are trying to catch up with you. This is the first series that we have lost in last two and half years,” Dhoni stated.Dhoni also sidestepped the raging issue about lack of preparation which may have led to this disaster.advertisement”I never really thought about it. We have tried to utilise whatever opportunities we got.”The skipper felt that although fans expect them to win each and every series, it is not possible practically.Dhoni couldn’t explain the reason why his much-vaunted batting line-up has failed to cross 300-run mark in six innings. But he ruled out that age was a factor with his premier batsmen.- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

NBA Union Plans Grievance Over New Flopping Fines

Anyway, Howard said the only problem he had with the new rule was that punishing floppers after the fact isn’t going to change any of the outcomes on the floor during the game. The new punishment for flopping the NBA instituted is being met with resistance by the players union, which said it will file a grievance and unfair labor practices charge against the league over the disciplinary guidelines aimed at curtailing flopping.“The NBA is not permitted to unilaterally impose new economic discipline against the players without first bargaining with the union,” executive director Billy Hunter said in a statement.Earlier Wednesday, the NBA announced a fine schedule for flopping, the practice of tricking the official into calling a foul by exaggerating contract. Under the guidelines being challenged by the union, the league said players would receive a warning for the first flop, followed by fines of $5,000 for the second offense, $10,000 for the third, $15,000 for the fourth and $30,000 for the fifth. Beyond that, players would be subject to increased discipline at the league’s discretion, including higher fines and/or suspension.All punishments would be handed out after possible flops are reviewed on video after the gameHunter called the new rules “without precedent in our sport or any other sport,” and characterized the penalties as “a vague and arbitrary overreaction and overreach by the commissioner’s office.”NBA spokesman Tim Frank said, “Although we haven’t seen any filing from the Players Association, our adoption of an anti-flopping rule is fully consistent with our rights and obligations under the collective bargaining agreement and the law.”The move by the NBPA was expected and largely procedural. Union officials are not necessarily opposed to putting rules in place to curtail flopping, but are prepared to argue that monetary discipline cannot be imposed outside of the fine schedule for various offenses already contained in the collective bargaining agreement.Player reaction Wednesday was strongly in favor of the new flopping guidelines, however — at least at Lakers camp, where Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard and Steve Nash all gave their approval for the concept, if not the execution.“I’d love to see it have an impact on the game itself,” Bryant said. “In international play, they give you a technical foul, a free throw and you get the ball back. I like the rule, though. Shameless flopping is just a chump move. We’re familiar with it, and Vlade [Divac] kind of pioneered it in the playoffs against me and Shaq.” Nash said it’s “good, actually, to try to keep the game honest and penalize guys for trying to trick the referees.” Moments later, he was accused by his own teammate of flopping in practice. “I drove down the lane today and I saw him and as I was going towards him, I passed the ball to Kobe and [Nash] kind of touched me and said, ‘Ahhhh!’ and fell on the ground,” Howard said. “That’s a flop. And coach called a charge on me, but he’s going to get fined by me and David Stern.” After Howard informed his new point guard of this, Nash replied, “There’s no videotape in here.” Good comeback, but it’s not clear whether this incident was an indictment of flopping or the new offense the Lakers are running. Shouldn’t Nash — not Dwight — be driving down the lane and passing to Kobe? “If guys are going to flop in a game, we’re going to get the foul called,” Howard said. “So the fine is not really going to help us in the game. It is what it is. I’ve never flopped. I don’t know how to flop. For the guys who do, this is good. They can’t do it as much and guys like me can be a little bit more physical and get away with it.” read more

Pair of Apple Patents Aims to Answer Whered I Park My Car

first_img Register Now » August 21, 2014 2 min read Does there really have to be an app for everything?A pair of patents initially filed in February 2013 by Apple suggests that the storied tech company is seeking to answer a question asked by absentminded drivers through the ages: Where’d I park my car?The patents, first noted by AppleInsider, could theoretically determine when and where a car has been parked, and then navigate users back to their vehicles without requiring a data connection.For instance, an iPhone might establish a Bluetooth connection with a car in order to watch for certain triggers — such as open doors or shuttered ignitions — to determine that it has been parked.Related: Want to Text and Walk and Still See Where You’re Going? Apple Has a Patent for That.Then, using GPS when a signal is available and the iPhone’s own onboard sensors and accelerometer data when it’s not, the technology could purportedly tracks a driver’s whereabouts by dropping digital breadcrumbs in relation to that parking spot.To activate directions, Apple imagines that users might initiate a vocal command to Siri — upon which an audio and/or visual navigation would appear.The patents would seem to bolster Apple’s marked play for car integration — including its CarPlay system, which syncs users’ iPhones with a built-in dashboard display and whose launch was recently pushed into next year.Related: Apple’s Latest Patent Tracks Temperature, Perspiration and Heart Rate — in Your Headphonescenter_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goalslast_img read more

NASA and IBM Are Hosting an Epic Global Hackathon This Weekend

first_img If we are ever going to live on Mars, we first have to figure out how to create oxygen on the red planet’s surface. This weekend, entrepreneurs, designers, coders, inventors, storytellers and creatives from all over the world will come together in a 48-hour hackathon to offer solutions to this and other big-picture problems.NASA and IBM are collaborating to host the International Space Apps Challenge. More than 10,000 people are expected to participate in more than 130 locations across the globe.The hackathon starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 11, wherever you are in the world and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, April 12, local time. Teams work together on open-source problems.Related: Elon Musk Wants to Colonize Mars in Order to Fend Off Human ExtinctionThe challenge topics fall into one of four main categories: earth, outer space, humans and robotics. The problems being tackled this weekend are quite intentionally orders of magnitude more grandiose than the sorts of daily annoyances that most of us mere mortals spend our time sorting through.For example, one challenge NASA is asking hackers to think about is wearable fashion technology for astronauts to wear in space. One challenge wants a team to find the most exciting pictures of the universe. And another involves making a 3-D printer for food in space.Related: NASA Takes a Step Toward Mars With Test LaunchCliche as it may sound, the idea for the International Space Apps Challenge was born on a hotel napkin in San Francisco, and is a product of the belief that “innovation is often bottom-up, decentralized and unpredictable,” according to the Challenge’s website. It’s the sort of naively utopian, kind of crazy, and totally fascinating daydreaming that just really might change the world we live in.Listen to NASA astronaut Catherine “Cody” Coleman talk about the challenge in the video embedded below. Related: Exploring the Deep Ocean With Underwater Robots  April 8, 2015 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Enroll Now for Freecenter_img This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. 2 min readlast_img read more