Listen: Retiring Frank McGlynn on his momentous Donegal career

first_imgFrank McGlynn opted to retire from the inter-county scene with Donegal following an All-Ireland title win and five Ulster championships.The Glenfin native made his first appearance in 2006 and has been a mainstay for Donegal since. At the Donegal GAA annual banquet on Saturday night, McGlynn was thanked for his service to Donegal.He spoke to Alan Foley afterwards … Listen: Retiring Frank McGlynn on his momentous Donegal career was last modified: November 24th, 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)last_img read more

Sponsor Post: The Cost of Slow Sites: Visitors, Revenue & Google Rankings

first_imgTags:#Sponsors#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts rww sponsor 1center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Editor’s note: We offer our long-term sponsors the opportunity to write posts and tell their story. These posts are clearly marked as written by sponsors, but we also want them to be useful and interesting to our readers. We hope you like the posts and we encourage you to support our sponsors by trying out their products.In 2009, Akamai and Forrester found that visitors expected Web pages to load in under two seconds. As the penetration and speed of broadband connections have increased, visitors in 2011 want a Web page to load in under one second; millisecond increases in load time significantly reduce page views, revenue and even detrimentally affect the site’s Google ranking.User experience expert, Jakob Nielsen says that a Web page that loads within one second gives viewers the feeling of an instantaneous response. Rather than thinking about the computer, the user feels that they have control of the experience. They remain engaged with the content and feel that they can navigate freely.In stark contrast, visitors who experience slow Web pages feel they have lost control of the interaction. Research corroborates that slow Web pages cause visitors to loose their train of thought as they start to think about the wait. When the Web page does load they don’t click as readily, conscious that requesting further content might cause additional delays. What is surprising is just how tiny the delays need to be to detrimentally impact a website’s conversion rates:For Google an increase in Web page load time from 0.4 seconds to 0.9 seconds decreased traffic and ad revenues by 20%Bing and Google found that a delay as small as 0.4 seconds reduced people’s usage of those sites – on that visit and in future visits A 0.5 second delay reduced Bing’s revenue by a staggering 4.3% A 1.0 second increase in Web page load time decreased Firefox‘s conversions by 2.7%A 0.1 second increase in load time decreased Amazon’s sales by 1%Since 2010, Google has included website speed as part of its search-ranking algorithm. So, fast sites also attract a higher search engine ranking.For these reasons, it is imperative that organizations that are serious about their websites, need to verify and optimize the performance of their online content.Simone Maier is the Product Marketing Manager of WatchMouse, a company that monitors websites and services 24×7 from over 50 locations worldwide and delivers detailed insight about their performance, uptime, and functionality. Inspired by the dashboards of Amazon and Google, WatchMouse introduced Public Status Pages (PSP) in early 2010. Companies like Twitter, Mozilla, WordPress, and many more use this product to be even more transparent to their customers, users and developers.Sources:http://www.useit.com/alertbox/timeframes.htmlhttp://radar.oreilly.com/2009/07/velocity-making-your-site-fast.htmlhttp://www.slideshare.net/Strangeloopnet/velocity-2010-performance-impact-part-two-more-findings-from-the-front-lines-of-web-acceleration-4597037http://www.slideshare.net/mbharath/consumer-reaction-to-a-poor-online-shopping-portalhttp://www.masternewmedia.org/why-website-speed-and-page-load-times-are-so- important-to-your-online-readers 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Say Yes

first_imgYou call your dream client to ask them for a meeting. After you pitch them on the value of a meeting, they say: “Can you email me some information?” You tell them you can’t send anything, rejecting their very first request, and ensuring they feel it is more important that you get what you want than helping them get what they want.Emailing information and having a meeting are not mutually exclusive, and as much as your dream client wants the information without the meeting, you can say, “Yes. I’ll send you some information. But it isn’t going to be as valuable as a conversation, especially because it doesn’t let me learn anything about you and your company and your goals. I promise I am not going to waste one minute of your time.” (Insert your request for a meeting here) The real concern is you wasting their time, and you still have to ask again whether you say yes or no. Say yes.Your dream client asks you about your pricing while you are on a phone call, and you haven’t even met with them. They say: “Tell me how much this costs.” You believe it is way too early to share pricing, and you worry that you haven’t created enough value to justify your pricing. You tell them you’ll need a discovery meeting to give them pricing, ensuring you get what you want, and projecting that you are sensitive about your price, hiding it until you absolutely must share it.If you have a higher price, you use to differentiate your offering. If sharing your price disqualifies the prospect, it’s better to know now than to learn that after you both have invested time in a deal that was never possible. You can share enough about your price to satisfy your prospect and still put a meeting on the books. You say, “The price is going to be between X and Y. At the end of a meeting, I’ll be able to dial that in for you and give a better idea of what you might have to invest.” (Insert your request for a meeting here)You can say yes and do what is right—for you and your prospective client. If you continually say no, you are projecting that you and your company are challenging to work with. By saying yes and continuing to ask for the commitment you need, you are giving your prospect the experience of what it might be like to have you as a partner.last_img read more

Car rams men doing yoga, six killed

first_imgA speeding car rammed a group of people doing yoga by the roadside in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur district on Thursday morning, killing six men, police said. The accident occurred on Kumher-Dhanwada highway when the car driver lost control over the vehicle. The group of six men was taking a morning walk and had stopped on the way for a yoga session, Kumher SHO Raghbeer Singh said. Nobody in the group survived. Four men died on the spot and two other succumbed to injuries later, the officer said. The victims were identified as Raghubar Baghel (62), Nirotilal Saini (65), Makhan Lal Kathik (60), Harishankar Tamboli (65), Prem Singh Baghel (55) and Rameshwar Baghel (45), the SHO said.last_img read more

a month agoAston Villa defender Tyrone Mings: Something has to change

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Aston Villa defender Tyrone Mings: Something has to changeby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTyrone Mings says something has to change at Aston Villa following Sunday’s 3-2 loss to Arsenal.With just 10 men, the Gunners came from behind twice to claim the home victory over Mings’ Villa outfit.It wasn’t the first time Villa have blown a lead this season, and Mings wants to see a different attitude from his teammates.Speaking after the game, Mings said: “We were good at times but it feels like when we go ahead there is desperation to hold onto the lead rather than going and getting another goal and really being ruthless.”I don’t know what it is at the moment but something needs to change, especially when we go either ahead or have a man advantage. It seems to have the opposite effect.”We know that we should have done the same things as we did in the first half that got us into the lead.”The manager didn’t really give us a message but we should have been able to troubleshoot on the pitch. We’re a pressing team and we like to go and press. We just stopped doing that.”As a team we need to be a bit braver and go and stop teams higher up the pitch, especially with a man advantage. But we said the same after Tottenham when we appeared to drop off so it’s a tough one to take.”I don’t question the group of lads that we’ve got one bit. There’s just certain elements of our game – and when certain things happen – it seems to affect us in a negative way, rather than a positive.”The mentality we have has got us into the lead on two occasions. It’s a natural thing to drop off when we’ve got a goal, but we need to start doing what we did when we got into the lead in the first place. It’s been our downfall.” last_img read more

Increased Focus on Rehabilitating Youth Offenders – Spencer

first_img Recently appointed State Minister for National Security, Hon. Rudyard Spencer, says greater emphasis will be placed on the rehabilitation of young people in juvenile facilities. Story Highlights This, he said, is in keeping with the Government’s thrust to repurpose the correctional system to focus on the comprehensive rehabilitation of offenders as part of the five-pillar crime-prevention strategy. “The work you are doing is extremely important because we have a chance to assist these children. Every care must be taken to ensure that they get the kind of assistance that can help them to make a meaningful contribution to Jamaica. All of these children can be and will be rehabilitated,” he said. Recently appointed State Minister for National Security, Hon. Rudyard Spencer, says greater emphasis will be placed on the rehabilitation of young people in juvenile facilities.This, he said, is in keeping with the Government’s thrust to repurpose the correctional system to focus on the comprehensive rehabilitation of offenders as part of the five-pillar crime-prevention strategy.Mr. Spencer, who was speaking during a meeting with officials from the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) juvenile institutions at the Ministry’s Oxford Road offices in Kingston on April 5, said early intervention is a critical element in the fight against crime.“The work you are doing is extremely important because we have a chance to assist these children. Every care must be taken to ensure that they get the kind of assistance that can help them to make a meaningful contribution to Jamaica. All of these children can be and will be rehabilitated,” he said.During the meeting, the DCS officials, presented updates on the activities within the institutions and made recommendations for strategies to improve the experiences of juveniles.Attendees included Commissioner of Corrections, Ina Hunter; Director of Juvenile Services, Claudeth Hamilton; Education Coordinator, Harold Bennett; Director of Probation Aftercare Services, Janet Davey; Superintendent of Metcalfe Street Secure Juvenile Remand Centre, Karen Elliot; Superintendent of South Camp Juvenile Remand and Correctional Centre, Maulette Whyte; Superintendent of Rio Cobre Juvenile Correctional Centre, Martin Dryden; and Superintendent of the Hill Top Juvenile Correctional Centre, Faydene Ferreira.The DCS is comprised of seven adult correctional centres, one adult remand centre, four juvenile centres and 17 community service (probation) offices located islandwide.The Government’s five-pillar security strategy is focused on effective policing, social development interventions, situational prevention of crime, swift and sure justice, and work to rehabilitate, redeem and redirect inmates.The fifth pillar, which aims to reduce reoffending through enhanced rehabilitation programmes within Jamaica’s penal institutions, will target youth offenders across the DCS juvenile institutions to arrest antisocial behaviour and assist in their successful reintegration into society.last_img read more

Fernando Santos says Ronaldo cant do it alone

first_imgPortugal are preparing to face Uruguay in the World Cup last 16 on Saturday and while pressure is on Ronaldo to assist his country lift the trophy, his coach stresses the importance of other players.Portugal coach Fernando Santos has highlited the crucial roles of other 22 players in his team saying that he expected and even had a bet on the question concerning Ronaldo.The 63-year-old’s face broke into a grin when the question about Ronaldo popped up, and while reactin to the question he said:“I just got another free coffee, because I bet on this question! I get the coffee. Thank you for the question,” Santos told a news conference via ESPN.“Everybody knows that any team in the world depends on its players, and of course we have one of the best in the world, but you can ask the Uruguay coach the same question about [Luis] Suarez, [Edinson] Cavani — you have great players in every team.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“It’s the team that has to play, if Ronaldo plays alone we’re going to lose. We have to be strong as a team, just as Uruguay are strong as a team.”“The greatest virtue of the Uruguay team is that they are Uruguay. You have a coach who has been working with them for 12 years, very experienced, very high-quality,” he said, adding that they have yet to concede a goal in 2018.“I think it’s going to be a great match, two teams that are going to try and win, each using their weapons. I hope it’s going to be a great clash,” he said.“Tomorrow is very different from the group stage, where the points matter — tomorrow, either you win or lose.”last_img read more

Ramos is ruthless and brutal – Klopp

first_imgLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been silent concerning the challenge of Madrid’s defender Sergio Ramos on key player Mo Salah during the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid.After the clash Ramos was publicly criticized after injuring Salah which forced him out of the pitch and stalled his performance for the 2018 World Cup for his national side, Egypt.However, he has finally opened up about how he felt, describing Ramos as ruthless and brutal.“If you watch it back and you are not with Real Madrid, then you think it is ruthless and brutal,” Klopp said as quoted in Sky Sports.“If you put all of the situations of Ramos together, and I have watched football since I was five years old, then you will see a lot of situations with Ramos.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“[With Salah] you don’t think ‘Wow, good challenge’. The thing is, I saw the ref taking charge of big games at the World Cup afterwards and nobody really thinks about that later.“But I think in a situation like that, somebody needs to judge it better. If VAR is coming then it is a situation where you have to look again. Not to give a red card or whatever but to look again and say ‘What is that?’“It was ruthless. I don’t think Mo would have always got injured in that situation, this time it was unlucky, but it is an experience that we cannot have.“I’m not sure if it is an experience we will have again – go there and put an elbow to the goalkeeper, put their goal scorer down like a wrestler in midfield and then you win the game.”last_img read more

Sterling Highway At MP 122 Closed Due To Collision Involving A Semi

first_imgAccording to Trooper dispatch, more than one vehicle was involved in the collision. Both lanes are currently closed but they do expect to have one lane open shortly. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Update 2:49pm:The Sterling highway was reopend in both directions. Drivers should expect traffic delays in the area for several hours. Updates will be posted as they are made available. Be advised of emergency personnel on the roadway. The road is expected to stay at one lane for several hours while Troopers investigate the cause of the collision. Original Post:The Sterling Highway is shutdown in both directions at MP 122 of the Sterling Highway, near Wise Owl Avenue, due to a motor collision involving a semi.last_img read more

PM to attend namazejanaza of 23 plane crash victims

first_imgPrime minister Sheikh Hasina. File photoPrime minister Sheikh Hasina will be present at Army Stadium in Dhaka on Monday afternoon where the second namaz-e-janaza of 23 plane crash victims will be held, reports UNB.The namaz-e-janaza of 23 US-Bangla plane crash victims will be held at Army Stadium at 4:00pm, said Rezaul Karim, assistant director of Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).Prime minister Sheikh Hasina will also attend the funeral programme, said her press secretary Ihsanul Karim.Earlier, the first namaz-e-janaza was held at Bangladesh Mission in Kathmandu at 9am on Monday.A cargo plane of Bangladesh Air Force, carrying the bodies, is scheduled to land at Shahjalal International Airport in the city around 3pm.A total of 23 bodies were identified till Sunday. Their respective passport numbers are provided in parentheses.The name of the 23 victims also with their passport numbers are Foysal Ahmed (AG7611296), Bilkis Ara (BC0049030), Akhtara Begum (BQ0966082), Begum Hurun Nahar Bilquis Banu (BL0077261), Akhtara Begum ( BQ0966082), Nazia Afrin Chowdhury ( 0C0196215), Md Rokibul Hasan (BF0245028), Sanzida Huque (BL0129840), Md Hasan Imam (BL0077270), Meenhaz Bin Nasir (BL0948957), Akhi Moni ( BA0546584), FH Priok (BE0269054),Tamarra Prionmoyee (BR0896359), Md Motiur Rahman (BA0594388), SM Mahmudur Rahman (BA0594388), Tahira Tanvin Shashi Reza (BB0778372), Umme Salma (0C5084403),Aniruddha Zaman (BP0122973), Md Nuruz Zaman (BF0621111), Md Rafiquz Zaman (BL0601965), pilot Abid Sultan (BE0760912), co-pilot Prithula Rashid (BF0430528), crews Khwaja Hossain Mohammad Shafey (AF3028136) and crew Sharmin Akhter Nabila (BE0925527).The three bodies are yet to be identified. They are Alifuzzaman (BQ0626689), Pias Roy (BC0759899) and Mohammad Nazrul Islam (BH0461552).At least 49 people, including 26 Bangladeshi nationals, were killed as the US-Bangla Airlines aircraft crashed and burst into flames at Tribhuvan International Airport in the capital of Himalayan county Nepal on Monday last.last_img read more