Sister Sara’s to be this year’s graduation party destination

first_imgAs local students prepare for their big Graduation Day at LYIT, Sister Sara’s Superpub is ready for the afterparty!The popular bar has lined up a top dinner menu and live entertainment for Graduation Day on Friday 26th October.Students won’t have far to go to start their celebrations after being awarded their degrees. Sister Sara’s on the Port Road is promising a fun night with a party atmosphere all day. Live band ‘Undercover’ are playing from 9pm, followed by DJ Paddy Friel.The new Sara’s Kitchen has a delicious three-course menu for the day, served in the stylish surroundings of the new-look pub.This afterparty is a night not to be missed. Call 0749122238 to book your table now.    Sister Sara’s to be this year’s graduation party destination was last modified: October 18th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:graduation daylyit graduationsSister Sara’slast_img read more

Where Does Real-Time Matter? In Viewing the Stream or Searching It? (Facebook Bets on the Latter)

first_img“Real-time” – as in the “real-time web” – has certainly become the buzzword du jour. It’s even possible that the move of web services to support a real-time, immediate flow of information is what will ultimately define the next version of the web…if you’re someone who likes to attach version numbers to something that’s in as much constant change as today’s Internet, that is. Still, it’s easy to see the benefits of real-time in action, especially when it comes to disseminating news…as was apparent when the immediacy of Twitter trumped CNN’s coverage of the Iranian elections and subsequent riots. Yet exactly how a company should integrate “real-time” into their service is something that’s not always easy to grasp. It’s clear that Facebook, for one, is still trying to figure it out. Facebook Tests Real-Time SearchIn a Facebook blog post, the company announced that a limited, private beta of a new search interface is being rolling out to a small group of folks on the social network. The new interface will allow those fortunate enough to have access to it the ability to search for content from people, organizations, and other public figures as soon as they share it on Facebook. They’ll also be able to search through their News Feed for status updates, photos, links, videos, and notes for items being shared by friends, by pages of which they’re a fan, or by those who have chosen to leave their profile open. Again, this is described as “up-to-the-minute” search results. In other words, Facebook is testing a real-time search engine. Ironically, Facebook’s other attempt at real-time didn’t go quite as well. After March’s site redesign which was responsible for the real-time stream of updates on users’ homepages, Facebook faced protests by hundreds of thousands of users within days of the revamp. Apparently, those complaints didn’t fall on deaf ears. According to a recent article on VentureBeat, Facebook is moving away from that real-time homepage stream, but towards what isn’t exactly clear. All we know is that Facebook did acknowledge that their users “missed the News Feed in its former structure.” The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… It’s also being rumored that Google may be working on a real-time search engine that would pull in results from Twitter and other microblogging sites. Perhaps “real-time” works in search because the stream is focused on one subject, not a chaotic mass of disjointed thoughts and links. Or then again, maybe it works because even though they’re real-time, search results don’t move across the screen in a constant flow – you have to refresh the page to see the new ones. Questions about Real-TimeSo does this mean that real-time doesn’t work in streams but only in search? Can we just not process a rapidly updated flow quickly enough for it to make any sense? Or does it all come down to some magic number of people we follow that determines how much new input we can stand to see streaming by in real-time? Or maybe the problem is that real-time is simply too raw, without filters we miss seeing the updates that matter the most. Do you agree? Or do you feel that real-time streams are indeed the future, but unfortunately the masses (as in the majority of Facebook users) just haven’t gotten the hang of it yet. Or that real-time is just so new that no one has mastered the ideal UI for following a real-time flow? It seems like we don’t really have all the answers just yet, the only thing to do is experiment and see what works. Just like Facebook is doing now. A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Related Posts center_img sarah perez Real-Time: Good for Search, Not for Streams? That just goes to show that real-time doesn’t always make sense everywhere, in every service. Unlike FriendFeed, who boldly bet on real-time and made it the new default for their stream, mimicking that same feature over on Facebook was a recipe for disaster. (It could be argued that real-time updates don’t work on FriendFeed either, but that may be just a personal opinion).Even in Twitter, where information flows in immediately to the service, the homepage doesn’t constantly auto-refresh for you, forcing you to see the updates as they happen. And Twitter desktop clients tend to poll for updates on a scheduled basis…so, not quite real-time there either. Where real-time does work is search, something we’ve learned not only from using but also from using some handy Twitter greasemonkey scripts that add Twitter results to a traditional search. (Here’s one for Google and one for Bing). Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Tags:#Facebook#Trends#web last_img read more

New York Governor’s Budget Plan Includes Numerous Tax Changes

first_imgNew York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo released a budget with various corporate franchise, personal income, sales and use, and other tax changes.The governor proposes to:extend the top personal income tax rate for five years;make the e-file mandate permanent;address GILTI apportionment;treat carried interest as ordinary income and impose a special fee, if certain other states adopt similar laws;decouple from the TCJA change for contributions to the capital of a corporation;require marketplace providers to collect sales tax on taxable sales of tangible personal property that they facilitate;repeal the energy services sales and use tax exemption;cap annual growth in STAR exemption benefits;allow a real property tax exemption for qualified energy systems;impose a 20% excise tax on vapor products; andimpose three taxes on adult-use cannabis products.FY 2020 Executive Budget, New York Governor’s Office, January 15, 2019Login to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more

9 months agoSarri fumes: Bayern Munich are insulting Chelsea

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Sarri fumes: Bayern Munich are insulting Chelseaby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has blasted Bayern Munich over their public pursuit of Callum Hudson-Odoi.Bayern have made no secret of their interest and Sarri doesn’t think they have acted properly.Sarri snapped: “I think that it is not professional because they are talking about a player under contract with Chelsea so they didn’t respect our club.”Then I don’t know what to say I don’t know the situation. I am happy with the player because he is improving, improving a lot in the defensive have.”Now he needs to improve in some movements without the ball but he is working very well at the moment so I am very happy with the player and would like to have him in the future.” last_img read more

Video: Watch Miami DE Alquadin Muhammad Put A Hurricanes’ Freshman OL On His Back

first_imgA general view of the Miami Dolphins stadium.MIAMI GARDENS, FL – SEPTEMBER 5: A general view of Sun Life Stadium prior to the game between the Miami Hurricanes and the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats on September 5, 2015 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Sun Life Stadium ins in the middle of a two year renovation. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)Spring practice at Miami is underway, and preparation for the 2015 season has gotten off to a good start for Al-Quadin Muhammad. The Hurricanes’ sophomore defensive end, who was suspended for the 2014 season due to an altercation with a former student, spent some of his time away bulking up. His improved physique is showing on the field. Check out Muhammad absolutely destroying Miami freshman offensive lineman Jahair Jones during a pass rush drill: The new, bulked up AQM introduced himself to recent enrollee Jahair Jones today. @Qua_Nito— Canes Warning (@CanesWarningFS) February 24, 2015Better luck next time, Jahair. The Hurricanes open their season Sept. 5 against Bethune-Cookman.last_img read more

We Dont Know How Well The NBAs Concussion Tests Work

Klay Thompson, the star shooting guard for the Golden State Warriors, unambiguously took a knee to the face in the team’s Wednesday night game against the Houston Rockets. After that, everything got a little muddled — not only for Thompson, but also for the doctors who are being asked to explain why their test didn’t keep him out of the game.The team’s doctors gave Thompson a concussion evaluation after the injury and cleared him to return to the game. Thompson didn’t get to play (he was still bleeding and wasn’t allowed on the court), and now that looks like a lucky break. In a postgame interview, Thompson said he was “feeling a little dizzy,” and the team confirmed that after the game, he had concussion-like symptoms and will need to be retested before he can play in future games.The NBA concussion protocol requires any player who is suspected of having a concussion to have an immediate neurological evaluation. The NBA uses both a modified version of the Sport Concussion Assessment Tool (SCAT) and the Cogstate Computerized Cognitive Assessment Tool (CCAT). And according to their clinical trials, both tests do pretty well at detecting concussions accurately.The SCAT combines the results of tests of balance, cognitive function and other concussion indicators into a single score. According to a 2015 study, the SCAT has a sensitivity (successfully detecting concussions in people who really have concussions) of 96 percent. The NBA’s modified SCAT is probably somewhere in the same ballpark, but it’s hard to know for sure because the league hasn’t made public its modifications to the test. The study used a threshold of a 3.5-point drop from an earlier, baseline SCAT score to identify a concussion. If the NBA uses a different figure or focuses on a SCAT subscore instead of the overall figure, the accuracy of the test might change.The CCAT is a computerized test (you can try out a practice version here) that gives players four tasks (sort cards by color, remembering which cards you’ve already seen, etc.) and checks to see if they do badly on at least two of the challenges. According to a 2014 study, the CCAT successfully flags 96 percent of players who really have concussions.So, if the tests are pretty accurate, why wasn’t Thompson identified as possibly concussed until after the game?It’s hard to say, especially without information on the NBA-specific protocols, but sometimes tests are less accurate in real life than they are in a trial. Or a concussed player could just be unlucky; 5 percent or so pass a screening test in error.If Thompson hadn’t mentioned that he felt ill, questions might not have been raised about whether the test failed. Players are a check on the test, but they may not feel free to speak up if they’re passed in error.What happened to Thompson is a reminder for the NBA to audit its methods to make sure that the assessments it is giving players are working as well as they did in the clinical trials. That way, players can trust their doctors, and the fans can trust the league.Update (3:25 p.m., Friday, May 29): On Friday afternoon, the Warriors said Thompson had suffered a concussion, and would not return to the court until he is symptom-free and cleared under the NBA’s concussion protocol guidelines. read more

Buckeye brainteasers 5 questions for Ohio State vs Akron

3. What should you expect from redshirt senior quarterback Joe Bauserman? At a Tuesday press conference, first-year coach Luke Fickell announced that Bauserman would probably take the first snap of Saturday’s game against Akron.For his career at OSU, Bauserman is 25-for-47 passing for 320 yards, two touchdown passes and one interception.At the Buckeyes’ Aug. 20 jersey scrimmage, Bauserman demonstrated great accuracy and the ability to lead receivers with his throws. Assuming he has time to throw, you can expect more of the same from the fifth-year senior on Saturday.At a Tuesday press conference, senior tackle J.B. Shugarts’ spoke highly of Bauserman’s athleticism and scrambling.“(Bauserman) is a little more of a pocket passer,” Shugarts said, “but he’s a lot more athletic then people give him credit for when he gets out of the pocket.” 1. How will the suspensions of junior running back Jordan Hall, sophomore defensive back Corey Brown and junior defensive back Travis Howard impact Saturday’s game against Akron?OSU announced Thursday that Hall, Brown and Howard were suspended for the Akron game for receiving impermissible benefits of $300 or less each in total at a charity event they attended earlier in the year.Similar to the suspensions of DeVier Posey, Mike Adams, Dan Herron and Solomon Thomas for the first five games of the 2011 season, the latest round of Buckeyes’ suspensions significantly hurts the team.The latest OSU depth chart listed Howard as the starter at left corner back while Hall was slated to start as the Buckeyes’ punt and kick returner, as well as tailback.For starters, don’t be surprised if Akron sophomore quarterback Clayton Moore tests Howard’s replacement, sophomore Dominic Clarke, early and often.Perhaps more significant is the loss of Hall, who led all Buckeyes’ kick returners in 2010 while averaging 27.9 yards per return. He was also the only OSU kick returner to record a touchdown last season.As a rusher, Hall recorded modest numbers last season, gaining 169 yards on 37 attempts and scoring two touchdowns. However modest those statistics are, taking the team’s current No. 1 rusher out of the equation on Saturday is a negative development and limits the OSU ground game considerably. 4. Will Akron beat OSU for the first time in 117 years? In a word, no.Akron’s lone win against the Buckeyes — or any current member of the Big Ten for that matter — occurred at the Ohio State Fair on Sept. 5, 1894. The Zips defeated OSU, 12-6, that day.Don’t expect Akron to claim win No. 2 this Saturday.The Zips posted a 1-11 record in 2010 and it’s safe to say that 2011 is a rebuilding year for the program. Additionally, Ohio Stadium is a tough place to lay the groundwork for a rebuilding season.Thirteen returning starters on offense and defense should help Akron avoid an embarrassing result, but an upset win is unlikely.5. Assuming the Buckeyes win, is there reason to be concerned if they don’t win big? “Whether I’m playing against my brother or I’m playing against someone I don’t like, to me, it’s gotta be competitive,” Fickell said at an Aug. 20 press conference. “If I can beat them, I want to beat them as bad as I can.”Based on that quote, you can bet that no one wants OSU to beat Akron in convincing fashion more than the team itself.The Buckeyes are champing at the bit to take the field and play ball. You can’t quantify or measure the different emotions felt by the players in the OSU locker room during this off-season, but it isn’t hard to imagine that they’ll be looking to upend any obstacles in their path — that includes Akron.I like the Buckeyes to win convincingly, but if Akron does make a game of it, keep the number of suspended players in mind, as well as the significance of those players. The suspensions that were announced Thursday are especially relevant as they could have possibly forced some last minute alterations to Saturday’s game plan.Suspensions aside, the Buckeyes will take care of business on Saturday.Game prediction — OSU 38 – 10 Akron 2. How will the Ohio State offensive line fare in protecting the Buckeyes’ quarterbacks against Akron?Ohio State coaches have already said that the team lacks depth at the offensive line position. That, coupled with the fact that the offensive line allowed 12 sacks in the April 23 spring game and the Aug. 20 jersey scrimmage combined, makes the position an area of concern. Akron collected only 17 sacks during the 2010 season, however.An unsuccessful showing by the offensive line against Akron would be cause for additional concern because OSU will face stronger and faster defensive opposition in almost every other game this season. Protecting the OSU quarterbacking tandem of redshirt senior Joe Bauserman and true freshman Braxton Miller shouldn’t be an overwhelming task for this weekend, though. read more

Report Mancini agrees twoyear deal with Italy

first_imgRoberto Mancini has reportedly agreed a two-year contract to become the new head coach of Italy, reports Sky SportsThis new development comes in light of Zenit St Petersburg announcing yesterday that their Italian boss has left after just one year into his three-year deal with the Russian Premier League side.“Zenit and Roberto Mancini have reached an agreement over early termination of his contract,” read a club statement, via Sky Sports.“The contract was cancelled by mutual consent of the parties without any indemnity payments.”It has now emerged that the former Manchester City and Inter Milan manager has agreed on a two-year deal with the Italian FA to take charge of the national side and will sign the contract tomorrow.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….BREAKING: Roberto Mancini agrees two-year deal to take over as Italy head coach and will sign tomorrow. #SSN— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) May 14, 2018Italy has been without a permanent head coach since they fired Gian Piero Ventura in November after the team failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1958.last_img read more

Higuain banned for two matches

first_imgThe AC Milan striker screamed at the referee on Sunday and was sent off, now he faces a two-match banAC Milan striker Gonzalo Higuain has been handed a two-game ban by the Italian Lega Serie A after being sent off on Sunday in the match against Juventus.The Argentinean screamed at referee Paolo Mazzoleni after being shown a yellow card, earning him another one and being sent off.According to Football Italia, video replays showed him screaming “you always whistle at me!” after being sent off.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.Higuain has been also awarded a warning for his attitude after refusing to leave the pitch.The Argentinean footballer will miss the match against Lazio on November 25th, and the Parma game on December 2nd.He will be available for the UEFA Europa League match on November 29th against Dudelange.last_img read more

What Is Happening On The Warren Ames Memorial Bridge

first_imgThe Department of Transportation issued an advisory on Wednesday warning drivers to continue to expect long delays, lane closures, be prepared to stop, and that repairs are in progress. Shannon McCarthy, spokeswoman with DOT: “The last inspection that they did showed that the expansion joints were loose so there were some concerns. So, when they open those up they have to basically repour the concrete and redo those expansion joints. Whenever we talk about pouring concrete it’s actually a pretty lengthy process, and they have to pour it and keep traffic off of it.”  Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Some of you may have noticed some extra delays and heavy construction on Bridge Access Road just as you pass over Warren Ames Memorial Bridge. If you haven’t then you must only take the Kenai Spur Highway. Construction is expected to wrap up around the end of May. They will be pausing work during the Memorial Holiday in that area.last_img read more